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By niasscr & Elgely.
gunbury, Northumberland Co. Pa. Saturday, Sept. 4, 1811.
Vol. I o. XL.X1X.
C7Sixteen linea make a square.
TERMS OP THE " AM ERIC AAV
TIME AND LOVE.
Chambers' London Journal gives the follow
jut Teprit in one of its early numbers :
An artist painted Tim a and Love, s
Time with two pinions spread above,
And Love without a feather j
Sir Harry patronized the plan,
And aooai 8ir Hal and Lady Anne
In wedlock came together.
Copies of ench, the dame bespoke ;
The artist ere he drew a stroke.
Reversed his old opinions;
And staightway to the fair one brings
Time in his turn devoid of wings,
And Cupid with two pinions.
"Whst blunder's this 1" the lady cries,
"No blunder, madam," he replies,
"I hope I'm not ao stupid
Each has his pinion in his day,
Time, before marriage, flies away,
And afier marriage, Cupid."
A TR17K STORY.
lonely Douse mat separated i.exingion
om Woburn, sat two females, each holding an
lfant in her arms.
Mrs. K. the mistress of the mansion, had two
ttle children lieside her babe. .She had within a
;w days witnessed the departure of her husband,
ho had shouldered bis gun, and gone forth in de
nee of his country.
The huttband of Mrs. V. was in a far distant
ime, and her only brother in the field of battle.
he, with her infant son, had fled from Boston,
.en in possession of the British, to seek a quiet
treat with her friend in Lexington.
It was a dreary night, the roar of the cannon,
hich had been heard through the day, had ceased,
id all was hushed in silence. The clock hsd
ruck eleven, and the two women were aitiing o
r a few dying embers, talking of the perils of the
wn, and the much loved ones far away.
Hark !' aaid Mrs. K. 'I heal footsteps.'
'It is only the rustling of the trees, and wo will
i be needlessly alarmed,' replied the other, turn
g deadly pale, and pressing her infant more close
to her breast, as if afraid it would be wrested
m her, and trying to assume a composure which
could not feel. At that moment the latch was
nl, and a gentle rap w as heard.
'Who is there V asked Mra. K. in a tremuloua
e. 'A friend,' replied a low voice, speaking
ough the key-hole, 'for Heaven's sake let ua en
.' The door was immediately opened, and three
n entered in profound silence, each muffled in a
ig clonk. 'Do not be alarmed, ladies,' aaid one
the same low tone of voice ; we are fiiends to
r country, and are pursued by the enemy ; we
'e bid in the woods through the day, and have
ne to seek your bounty, and ahelter for this
And those you shall have, with all my heart,'
d Mrs. K. whose countenance brightened up,
en she found, that instead of the dreaded ene
, her noble guests were none other than John
ncock, Samuel Adams and another gentleman,
ose name is not now eiactly known ; 'but,' she
itinued, 'you would not be safe here moment.
by the red coats are prowling around us in ev
' direction, they were here only yesterday, eat
: up all my pies, bread and cheese, and because
y could not find enough at my neighbor's to sat.
r their hunger, they must needs rip up their beds
I tcavg their cider running out. Ob, ail, theta
They are indeed madam,' said Mr. H. listening
h painful interest to her sad tale. 'But gentle
n,' he continued, turning to his companions,
tat shall we do, for it is certain we are not safe
e V They looked at each other, but spoke not.
ive you any neighbor,' asked Mr. II. at whose
ise we might find safety for the night V
None, except my father's,' replied Mrs. K. 'and
vould be dangeroua for you to go the main road,
I you would never fin J your way through the
), and we have neither man nor boy to show
i, hut what have gone forth to fight the red
Hre. V, now turned to ber friend and asked ber
he would atay alone and nurse the babe, while
went with the gentlemen to ehow them the
I will she answered, 'though it is sad to be alone
ich dangeroua limes. But you tiiut not go,
i are not able, you who are lame, and never
ked a mile at once in your life, will not think
joing ao far on this wet night,'
Irs. V, made no reply, for she knew that there
i not a moment to be lost ; so laying her infant
he arms of ber friend, ahe wrapped her riding
J around her; a gatment much worn in those
a, and desired the gentlemen to follow her.
.en tbey saw tbia little deformed woman in the
J of night prepared to walk a distance of near-
iui miles, they looked at each other in mute as-
vfrs. V. hsd the ntufortune at the age of foui
s, to fall and break her back ; from that period
lad teen an invalid and a cripple.
tonishment, but they had no time to waste in
words, for the case was desperate, and she, taking
the offered arm of Mr. II. they went forward, the
two gentlemen bringing up the rear.
The rains which had fallen for some days previ
ous had so swelled the creek over which they had
to pass, that they were often ancle deep in water,
and one of the gentlemen, was obliged in many
places, to carry their guide in his arms. What
with walking and wading, they reached the farm
house about three in the morning ; and no sooner
had they aroused the family, and made known
their situation, than every individual was in motion,
and even the dog tried to ahow them by his gee-,
tures, that they ahonld find protection.
A blazing fire soon shone forth, and a plentiful
repast waa provided, and notwithstanding the gloo
miness of the times, degree of cheerfulness and e
ven goed humor pervaded the little company.
Early in the morning a carriage waa in readi
npss to convey Mra. V. back to her own house.
As she waa about to depart. Mr. H. took her hand,
and aaid, 'Madam, our first meeting has been in
troublesome times. Heaven giant that we may live
to see brighter daya. But God only knowa when
these scenes will end ; should we survive tho strug
gle, and you ever need a friend, think of me.'
Saying this, they parted and never again met.
Yeara rolled on, peace was restored and ptos
perity budded forth. The three gentlemen arose
to honorable stations, and in the confidence and re
spect of their fellow citizeps, as virtue and talent
But what became of the woman 1 Alaa my
story is soon told. Little waa afterward known
bv the writer of Mrs. K. Mra. Vs. father lost all
his properly during the revolution. Her only bro
ther was mortally wounded at the battle of Bunker
Hill. Here he, with many othera who shared the
same fate, waa thrown into a cart, and conveyed
to the loathsome arison in Boston ; where after
lingering for some time, destitute ofcsre and at
tention, and almost the common necessaries of life,
and not even permitted to see one of his dearest
friends, he passed with many others into that world,
from whence no one returns, and waa soon forgot
ten amid the calamities and hoirora of war.
The husband of Mra. V. died a few years after,
in a far distant land, leaving her helpless widow,
with three small childien to support ; and from that
period it might have almost been said of her, aa of
an ancient king, who after losing his son and daugtv
ter by drowning, that he was never afterward known
She atruggled on little while, amid poverty and
sickness, and then went down to an early grave,
little known and sli'.l less mused, save in the hearta
of a few, in whose memory ahe still Uvea. Out
ton Eve. Gazette.
A Remedy Far Lightning.
An account is published in the New York Sun,
in which two persons are said In have recovered
from the effects of lightning by the use of cold wa
ter. In the latter case it ia aaid that "Mra. Van B.,
the wife of a highly respectable resident of Bergen,
near the Corners, waa atruck down by a flash
of lightning, apparently dead beyond hope of re
covery. She was so considered by her family, and
not one of them, nor of the neighbors who were
called in, entertained the most distant idea but that
she had passed forever to "that bourne from whence
no traveller returns." Preparations were conse
quently made for laying her out, and paying the
..I .1 vZt ia k lif 1-- .Jim .in. At ltit ln
, H ,bC IV Ull III"" mm .v.uv.a.s. ... " - "
minutes had elapsed after ber receiving the shock,
when her brother arrived at the scene of stiliclion jf T0U ;ty ,7 upf (a the saying is, and your reid
and soi row ; and, fortunately, the paragraph in the ... Bia0 i wj translalo it into American English
Sun recommending the application of water recur-
ed to his mind, and though without hope, be pro
ceeded to make the application as directed in the
paragraph. The unfortunate lady waa placed upon
ihe ground, and water poured upon her person, pail
ful after pailful, from head to foot; and to the as
tonirhmrnt and joy of alt, she aoon began to titii-
bitaigna of returning animation. 1 be proce-s was
continued, and the restoration soon becsme perfect;
and in an incredibly short space of lime she had 10
all appearance fully and perfectly recovered from
Ihe effects of the shock which all bad supposed bad
been irretrievably fatal."
Farming on a largs Meals.
Eitiactof a letter from a gentleman in Indiawa
to a forwarding house in Rochester, dated,
Michigan City, Aug. II, 1841.
I have bought 10,000 bushels of whest of one
farmer, and of his own raising and it is only sbout
one half of bia crop. The same farmer has 800
acres of corn, and 25,000 hoga to fat neat fall, to
gether with lots of other Mock and spring crops.
If you have any farmets in Monroe that can go
ahead of that, I will give it up. I have never seen
fdrer wheat than the new crop is h re.
From all accounts, it is evident greater quantities
ot wheat have been raised in the new sUtea tbia
year, than ever before; and Western New a oik is
compelled for once lo knock under in large farming
operationa lo Indiana. We are in no danger of
famine for bread. Democrat,
Cootes, the pedestrian, completed his hercullan
U.k of 1,000 half milea in 1,000 half tours, on
Wednesday week. The feat waa performed in the
Rreen Hills Garden, Norwich, and doubles the la-
bor of Captain Barclay 'a celebrated match. b'ng
Crossing the Atlantic In Seven Days.
We quote the following passage from Miss
Sedgewick's letters from London, for the sake of
the opinion it repeats of a distinguished man of
science, concerning the prospects of Steam Navi
I had ihe pleasure at breakfast of aitting next Dr.
Babbage, whose name is ao well known among ua aa
the author of the selfcalculaiing machine. He haa
a roost remaikahle eye, that looks as if it might
penetrate science, or anything else he choose to
look into. He described the iron steamer now
building which has a larger tonnage than any mer
chant ship in the world, and expressed an opinion
that iron alups would supersede all others ; ana
another opinion that much concerns, us and which,
I trust, may aoon be verified that in few yeara
these iron steamers will go to America in 7 daya !
The English papers are sold at 10 cents a copy,
two cents of which is an excise duly paid to the
government each aheet before being printed is
stamped at the government office. A correspon
dent of the Boston Times saya the receipts of the
London Times, for papers, ia one million dollars,
snd for advertisements about the same amount, per
annum. Each advertisement also pays a duty to
the government of obout 37 cents, whether it be
long or short The usual chat ge of this London
Journal, for a column for a single day, is $100. A
few years ago, the Carlton club, composed of some
of the wealthiest of the English aristocracy, pur
chaxed the right to occupy its editorial columns,
which are confined to one of the eight psgea of the
paper, for which they paid f 660,000. Salem Gaz
CooL as a Ciccmrrr. Governor HrcNutt of
Mississippi has given Messrs. Hope A. Co. of Am
sterdam notice that "this State will never pay the
five milliona of dollars, issued in June, 1838, or
any portion of the Interest due, or to become due
thereon." "The money," he saya, "aid fur those
bonds did not come into the State Treasury. The
officers of this government bad no control over ita
disbursement. The bonda were disposed of in
1838 by a collusion and fraud, in violation of the
conatitution and lawa of thia 8tale. The Mississip
pi Union Bank and the Bank of the United States
were parties to this unlawful transaction, lou
have the endorsement of both these institutions,
and to them you must look for payment" Button
Fairli Cacout. As the schr. Virginia, with
a load of stsves fro.n Warwick river, waa crossing
the Roads early thia morning, a fine bock aturgeon,
sit feet long, which hsd probably just wsked up and
felt frisky, fetched a Somerset from his watery bed
snd fill smack into a little skilT, not a great deal
longer than himself, that waa towing aatein of the
Virginia. He made .everal atlempta, like a skilful
politicijn, to correct his faux pat, by a rebound:
but it was no go: he waa flat on bis bsck ; snd the
people on board the schooner made sure of him by
cutting his wessand. In less than four hours after
he waa carved up into nice mesa cuts, and sold out
to the epicures at five cents per pound in our mar
ket a warning to all of his race, in future lime, lo
-look before they leap" Sorfulk Herald.
English travellera who visit this country such as
Bi'fKixoH.M aoJ Coombe and Mabtiukav a-
muse themselves and their rradera with remarks on
Amerieanitm and our ignorance of the English
language. I send yoe, aays one of our correspond
ents, a copy of a hill furnished in England, and if
I TOU ran maKe oul what it means, please do so, and
for you. I'hiL Gaz.
Dre. lo J. Smith,
Ataken on em om,
Taking him home,
J. ('1 list's Moxcmknt. This monu
ment, erected by the friends if the deceased over
his remains, in the Elm Grove (Jemetry, Thomas-
ton, is now completed, with the exception of tbe
urn upon the lop.
The VasaioToiiRs, in New Bedford on
Saturday last, purchased the stock of liquors of a
dealer, who was willing to quit the business, and at
13 o'clock the Vice President of the Society, wilh
axe in hand, proceeded lo knock in ihe heaJs of
ihe four casks, and Kum, Gin, Brandy and Wine
flowrd in a mingled stream into the gutter. Cult.
Three hundred ladies wslked in a temperance
procession in Hocheater, N. V., on ihe 18th ult
with a banner bearing thia motto: "total
nonce, or no huabanda."
(;lutTI or EoiaD. KomeloJy says that in
I Eng,j( juting fiT, monihe of the year, they can.
I ,,( J0 without a fire, during three they cannot do
I with one, and during the other four they can nei-
I ther do with nor without one,
Paovinsacs, R. I. contains 23,000 inhabitants,
yet the laws of Rhode Island permit only about fif
teen hundred of these to vote.
Dons. Fourteen hundred and eighty-eight dogs
have tern killed in New York this season.
reniale Courage and Patriotism. I
The following incident of thrilling in
terest was related by Col. John M'Don-
aid, of Koss county, at a public dinner,
on the 3d ult.
in 1782 Wheeling was besieged bv
a large n umber of lintisli and Indians,
So sudden and unexpected was the at-
tacK mauc, mat no time was nnoruua
for preparation. The fort at the time
of the assault, was commanded by Col.
silas Zane. Col. ubencczer Zane, the
Senior officer, was in a block house
some fifty or a hundred yards outside
of the wall. The enemy made several
aesperate assaults to break into the fort,
but on every onset they were driven
back. The amunition for the defence
of the fort was deposited in the block
house, and the attack was nnde so sud-
denly aud unexpectedly there was no
time to remove it. Un the atternoon
of the second day of the scigc, the pow-
der of the fort was nearly exhausted,
ana no alternative remainea out mat
someone must pass tnrougii uic cne
mv's fire to the block house lor powder.
When Silas Zanc made the proposition
I . . - .
to the men, to sec if any one would un-
dertake the hazardous cnterpnza at
first all was silent. After looking at
each other for some time, a young man
stepped forward and said he would run
the chance. Immediately a half dozen
offered their service in the dangerous
enternrizc. While they were disputing
about who should go, Elizabeth, sister
. . u .
of the Zanes. came forward and decla-
red she would co for the nowdcr. Her
brother thought she would flinch from
the cnterprize, but he was mistaken.
She had the intrepidity to dare, and tor-
titude to bear her up in her heroic risk
of fe. Her brother then tried to dis-
suade her from the attemnt. bv savinsr.
a man would be more fleet, and conse.
ouentlv would run less risk of losing his
h e. She replied that thev had not a
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man to spare from the defence of the
fort, and that if she should fail, she
would scarcely be missed. She then
divested herself of such of her clothing
as would impede her speed i ne gate
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at the top ot her speed and ran tin sne
arrived at incaoor ot me diock nouse.
Her brol her. Co . Zane. haslencd to
sister. Ihe Indians, when they saw
her bound forth did not fire a gun, but
called aloud, squaw, sqi'AW, sqcaw !
When she had told her brother the cr
rand on which she came, he took a ta
ble clolh, and fastened it around her
waist, and poured into it a keg of pow
der. She then sallied back to the fort
with all the buoyancy of hope. The
moment she was outside of the block
house, the whole of the enemy's line
poured a leaden storm at her. but the
! .. . . .1 . . ... 1 . ...
balls went innocent v wnist ins dv wnn-
out doitiir her anv iniiirv. She after-
wards married a Mr. Clark, raised a
fnmilv of children, and is vet alive. Iiv
. . .
inrv near St. Claircsvillc. in this State,
She was Elizabeth Zane.
Fruit and Fruit Trees.
Two best farmers in the range of our
knowledge, one resident of Coos county,
and the other in Orange county, Vt.
have communicated to us the manner in
which they secure their fruit. It is this:
they dig at some distance from the bo
dv of a favorite tree, until they find a
root which they c
sf . -
jointed from the
to appear above
lorill Sliuuis uiu mil auasun, uuu uinn
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upon the parent. Let those whose
trees are decaying, or who wish to in
crease good varieties, try tne
merit. X. II. Whig.
As the season is at hand when all
classes of citizens are liable to be afflict
ed with Dysentery, Diarrhea, &lc, we
deem it our duty to make public the foK
lowing simple and efficacious remedy,
which has been known to us for several
years, and which we have repeatedly
used with complete success. It is sim
ply to take a tumbler of Cold Water,
thicken it with wheat kloi'r lo about
the consistency of thick cream, and
drink it. This is to be repeated several
times in tho course of the day, or as of
ten as you are thirsty : and it is not ve
ry likely you will need to try it on the
second day. We have not only used it
in our own case, but have recommen
ded it to our friends in many instances;
and we never knew it to fail of eflect
incr a sneedv cure, even in the worst
stages of dysentery, it is a simple reme
dv. and costs nothinc. Try it, all who
need it. Farmer's GaztUt
uto l. Ihe part dis- ' . . intCntions.
tree is turned up so as , ' . . p
I I I. a. ..a.. am A .a n . - r.1 .1 ninf C 1 1 PI Pi n
the ground. It sends , . . , - '.y& , . . . ,u .i,;.
Wholesale Ey itching.
Twenty-three counterfeiters Drowned.
Tie j;ew Orleans Picayune of the
1 5th inst. gives the particulars of one of
the most extensive executions nfLvnr.h
Law we ever saw recorded. The
scene of the outrauc was in Philins Co.. I
Mississippi, on the opposite side of the
r ver. it annears that a numerous
pnr of Counterfeiters had located
themselves in those counties and had
carried on their frauds to an alarming
extent nrevinus to tho str i instant, when
the ritizon. rnsetm nrminst them, or
gnnized themselves into a company,
onp hundred armed citizens. led bv
Cant Rradford. Messrs. Lunsford and
Snonr of Arkansas., and Snuire Foner
nnri James Ilowarton. of MississinDi.
These orocecded in a flat boat down
the river, the most of them beine con
rpnled. and hv frenuent landintr. sue-
cceded in canturinr? 27 men who came
ahoard to trade, nverv one of whom
passed oft counterfeit money on the
supposed boatmen. iNine ol them
,vere subscnuenllv tied together and
1 r - - r-y I
thrown into the Mississinni. near Island
fto. no and were drowned. Fourteen
cf the remainder met the same fate
s;x or sevcn dead bodies were seen
flnntinfr at hn mouth of the Arkansas
riior n d.iv or two after this horrible
tragedy, a'nd the counterfeiters and
hnrr thifvr. nanio. strnr.k hv the out-
..w. ....... . .
rrv raised arainst them, were tlvintr in
if ,iirnrtions from their hunters.
To Cure a Ilurn.
. v :n .t,. Knowillo r-,-:.
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b ' ,.Scarce h ' away
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sa, which w hen co,Jf be ,
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. ,.nen , h flnd ,aid ovef ,he
. ,f immediateIv wanted. spread
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poisons, after a foot lias been burned by
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polling sugar, aucr sevure status, miu
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icci case 111 ten or imiccu minutes unci .
it was used. It may be applied two or
tliree times a day, or as often as the
cloth becontes dry.
The Huflalo Commercial states, that
a few more of the bodies of the unfor-
iiinate victims uy mc uic mni; wvu
found and brought to IJutlalo. one ol
i. . . . .11.,. .ri
them is ascertained to ue me poay ou.
I. Woodward, of this city. The- rest
are principally Swiss and Germans
Iw.a a . . f - I I
It is thought but tew 01 tne oouies 01 tne
Swiss women would be found, as they
had too much specie quilted in their
clothes to admit of their rising. The
effects of each person are kept careful
ly by the Coroner in separate parcels,
and all information coming to his know
ledce is willingly communicated to the
friends of the dead. A number of
, e ,l
appearance at Silver Creek for the pur
P"?. wa.s behevcJ' UPP.
and plundering such dead bodies as
they could find. A number of the in
habitants of the place having gone in
search of them, they decamped post
haste. Two of the bodies found how
er, had been stripped of their clothing,
which afforded sufficient proof of the
motive of the visit. If caught, such vil
lains should receive no mercy.
Sivast K stout. A man who marries a rich
wife, must ej ect lo have it occasionally flung in
hia teeth. We luve heard a retort however, which
wa should think, must bsve forever silenced such
thrusts. A gentleman who had the misfortune lo
marry a foitune, waa once exhibiting the fine points
of his horse to a Iriend. "My horse, if you please,"
sid the wife: "my money bought that horse.H
Yes, madam," replied the husband, bowing: "and
your money bought me too." Barre tat.
There is a maiden lady living in B.aioii, who is
so extremely nice in her opinions of female mod
esty, that she turned oft" her washer woman because
she put her clothes in the same tub with those of a
young man ! This may be called the di-oth of
modi st v.
1 rii.Ts ivorn i-ot pr.i v.nr in i iri' .11 nil-
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I SUU lO UU II OIII UUI1UIU, Iiau mouc iiiv.ii
A lloppy tjirape from a Snare.
A genteel looking Englishman, of pre
possessing manners and address, a short
time since became acquainted with a
handsome interesting young widow la
dv in this city the adopted daughter of
one of our most respectable and wcal-
thy citizens and so won upon her af-
lections dv nis nouie anu gcmiemaniy
conduct, that be obtained her consent
to marry him ; and they were to have
been united in marriage the present
week. The discriminating eye of tho
foster father of the lady, however, dis-
covered something in the intended hus
band of his adopted daughter, that mdu-
ced suspicion, and caused him to cher-
M9(1 for the lover the most cordial dislike.
He therefore instituted the most search-
,ng inquiries into his character and con-
duct, and obtained from the British Con-
and sous the most unlavorable testi-
mony of his utter destitution of merit
and moral worth. He also obtained of
ine lover oi nis aaugnier a reierence as
lo 1S cnaracier, anu ne soon ascertain'
fat ho had reierred to a man as
. . aa. aa
worlhless as he believed the wooer ot
his daughter to be.
Not entirely satisfied with this, how
ever, he proceeded to the Clerk's offico
of the Court of Sessions, to ascertain
whether the name of the man who
sought his dai.ghTer's hand, was not re
gislered among9t those of the felons
who had been before that Court for tri-
al ana WBS soon connrmea oy tne re-
cord that 11 J. L (the name of
the devoted lover of his daughter) had
been convicted in September, 1840, of
a constructed grand larceny, m fraudu-
ienliy obtaining a vaiuabio gold watch
from Mr. Henry O'Connor and had
been sentenced to the Stale Prison for
two years ; but that in the exercise of
executive clemency, C had been
pardoned on the J6tl, March last, and
"is intelligence, astounding as it
wat, wat communicated to the young
thanked heaven and her
father for having so opportunely rescu-
ed her from so disgraceful a connexion,
and the shame and misery that must
have inevitably followed.
It is needless to add, that Mr. C
was promptly informed by the father
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The Peoria (Illinois) Register relates
the following particulars of a shameful
outrage, recently perpetrated in Hen
derson county :
"About the middle of July a young
man named Goorgo Fisher, living at
the house of lr. Anderson, in Hender
son county, was taken out of his bed at
night by a band of ruffians, 11 in num
ber, one sid of his head close shaved,
his body tarred and feathered, and then,
with his hands tied behind him put into
a canoo and set adrift on the Mississippi,
wilh a threat that if he came back they
would kill him. After floating a few
miles Fisher contrived to free his hands
and reach the shore. He immediately
returned home, and caused some of the
ruffians to be apprehended, w ho after
due examination, were bound over to
appear at the next court two of them
in bonds of 81200 each, the others from
400 to 300 each.
The remaining four ruffians mado
their escape to the Iowa side of the riv
er, and there succeeded in rallying a
mob, who came over in a ferry boat
and recaptured Fisher. This was in
tho middle of the afternoon. Fisher
wss taken some 70 yards from the road
tied with a chain and rope, and a guard
of two men, armed with knives and pis
tols, placed over him, who told him that
if he hallooed instant death was his por
tion. Here he remained till dark,
when he was taken to the second island
above Bloomington, and flogged by
four men until his back, legs and arms,
were cut into welts. He was then pre
sented with a liebill to sign; refusing
to do which, he was again put into a
canoe in which was a large stone, whilo
two men occupied another canoe, and
both proceeded down the river. On
getting opposite Burlington, a gun was
heard to fire, and soon after three oth
crs. The ruffians becoming alarmed,
separated from Fisher's canoe, and left
him. After floating some distance ho
heard a steamboat approaching, when
he made for the shore, paddling the ra
noe with his hands and succeeded in
landing twp miles below Burlington."