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   Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 27, 1849, Alton, Illinois                                1 nil nlghl I found from the even Ings nervous and sleepless and out leaving my whero I wero had thrown myself half undressed as wieppcd a cloak around and stepped square For each A liberal deduction rttldi to f early D corner of and CMiniil11 rlillMoHiWa Ml ntnls illlfercnl mllics In Nerf Balllmom nml mUiDrinil lo receive AilverHscmonts Intended for InscHionin Hi nml to 11 our general ABcnt In any luitlcr conncclo I wllli our corner or Baltimore ami la our tiulhotlzetl Agent Tor tlto forward adverllietncnlt Intended for Inacrtloll as well laatlcntl lo other builneai concerning this Journal In the i i t INTERESTING We commence in our present urid will eoiicludevnoxLweck7the rejiubffr callon of a Ilirllllng connected wllli the great earlhqilakeof Whellicr Ilio Incidents related really hap or are purely wo knniv nol but wo have a very distinct recollec tion of the Rrcat natural phenomenon which on Hie Wo were spend ing lint In Iho In a town then jut laid mil on the Sclnlo about 18 or 30 inlloi norlh of wllhln he one of Iho most remarkable ancient fortification In bo fouml In all Hie Great lo whose singular slupe It Is Indebted for Hi name of anil which toon afterwards bccamo he seat of justice for Plrkanay O On night In wo ilcpl In Iho upper story of a new frame will another young our 5enlor by a fow late James well In lhoe eaily dajs as a political nrller of soirto of in oc cupying a single bed corners of Hie A cellar had been excavated under Iho but not j el walled building being supported iu Ihe modetusual adopleil In such we were suddenly aroused from bur slumbers by the violent sinking ahd creaking of the home an had baroly become sensible of our sit cellar foil in nllha great The building seemed to be Ihe carlh Without stirring from our rrspcclivo wo bailocach oilier under Ihe Impres lion that wowere about to be Wallowed anil that our last hour had probably soon dropped asleep nqaln and were not a lilllo when awoke Ihe next lo find our selves jet among the and our dwell Ing standing firm Why nci Iher of us gol an 1 endeavored lo at Iho lime the earthquake we can account for only on the supposition that wo then duemud eipry phce equally dan gerous or safe and spontaneously cnnolu deil to lake our chanco fur Ufa or for dealh ttltlnut moving from the spot where we then happened lo Wo frit seioralolhir during that memorable the one juil spoken of was much the sever eit wo ever have either before ot UuMfni Ruhr tar he present month as likewise found ltsway to our In common lib Ilio preceding tills Is cmlielllslicil lij n umber of neat and nppropiialc Illuslral flho literary us lonvrjs aluablo hifotmalloil on n freat lailely of ml evinces souiuf Judgment anil good on Ilio lit of Iho lids popular work Is onmiclod nml published by Charles on New Vorli clliot ttio iw rale of Ono Dollar per W haio also recihcj xcellenl odndnbl calculated lo engage Ihe at and Impnne Ilio of llie while Hi ery noot execution and oppronrlalo render It hlgWj This excellent work Is dllod bj o Frances Woodwblhj ond sticd by Clinton 135 Jssau New York One Dollar per L To Hie attention orsombunlnown are In cbled fur n neat pampMct of 31 St imd Aawal llrfall Hit Otutnl jtgnt Hit Hand f Kaltmal fafular lho report Is from 10 pen t Iho William formcily now employed by Iho board In Iho above ipaclly oml contains much valuable on 10 subject or Education All the otncors ro residents of venerable orrotv being President of IhoHoanU AnMsoyonuiAs ship lit Cmuaant Tie dj Andmo jr has likewise been It alters useful suggestions relation lo tho scourge ofwlihh lltrcnli and should earofiilly examined bj all those to Its rav Fowlers k Clinton 131 ore ttio Qjil six Cents per from Hielast ita Pike Cniinly Free thntlho senior Elllor and his dlisoli ed his connection with lhal pa which will hereafter bo concluded nml imblijheil by hU iale we is about lo vliil Iho gold region1 Wo success will crown his exertions In this new fulcl ot Ho U the second Edlior who has lift or U lo leave in the ex Delation ofbellerlnghls foilunohis neigh tor of the Piko County Sentinel having pro coiled him by a few SOrEUsIia reoeully Wore Iho Louis Criminal of Ilio simp llmo of his brolber In Victor has been scuten cml lo be hung mi Iho Slh of As ii reported lo bo the question of Ms unity will doubtless be snbinillcd lo llie decision of a competent tribunal previous lo his i through an Iran feel seven Inches and weighing ihlrleon was driven a few while blasting rock on a Rail road in lias am resumed his former Tno bar entered between ho nose and Ihe am me oit M ho lop of heaj n has left two ugly scars Ihe place of nml Ihe othe whore It caine out butlho woiinj This perhaps Ih Iho kind on iiw IVbrg number of that splendid ill on out aide a few days aim tors t Ull accomplished wr is embellished by no lost tin which are b Wincni and tho otKsmerajdal bwulif Uio icllln up Or Tabernacle In Ilio Wilde I one or Ihe shipwreckj ono of Jack Hauscr n les o wo jn point of clesanco onO literary merll jui Kltklan Bd I arli Bntl Joli dun E J Throe Dollari liwlvwl lho Mnft conlbbiln8 Q Ml and ice i IUti of coupleiWl ami or new lctr or Ihe Mowy s 6 OHD Dollar per on i if 11 j THKVOrCE OP THE Thli iplemlU poem was wrlttori in 193liontho oach of tho Cholera from tho Kail lowaiil n parti of ami U appropriate to its renewed parluon as mentioned in cent Breathless the course of the Pale While Healing ho ghastly Form Rapid anddarlt Ihosjicctto When II sweeps bolbro llm storml Dolefully bright tbtoiigb Ihe tuirid night Knsatigiilnotl metcora Fiercely tho spires or vulcanic fire a Stream on the sulphureous ailei oMhesIliinthrough tho Murderers brain Flit fli Shalowy the ilrifl Dud tramiilo he atmosplicrcl But iwlflor than alii witb pall Of terror around my I have 01 Iscn from my lamplcss t Slovo Ilia high A deep Voice went from llio1 Aiiil II pierced HID cares of Thcrcfoio 1 came on my ningi of flame From ho ilnrlt plucn of my blilhl And U said Qo fut Ib fioni the South to Ihe Korth Over yon wandering ball Sin Is tliu King of Ibat Ami the sinbeguiled must falll Forthfrom he Gato of the From the portals 01 the abyss cavoins dim whore vaguo Forms And shapeless chaos isl Fiom Hades1 tho joyless toinu Of Frebus ond OIJ From tho deep wheru Death and Sleep Drood In their mjslic I me orcilumb The aghast Lot I have past as tha ilescrl And tbe miUlona of KaKh lie dvadl A voice of fear from Ihe Hemisphere TrAvkcthnw where I Eai tti weeping aloud forlier Awihlnnildosolalocryl Thrones ami Dainlnimis tieiioatb my pinions Cotvcr liltc meanest things Melt frotiimy presence the pride and plcasanco Of pallor stricken Kings t Sotrow ami mouiniiigsuprpmcly My tin one is tho boundless Air My dioaen shrotnl is the Uarkphimcd cload Which breezes bcail1 Was I not borne on dm wings of he Morn Fiom Iho jungles of Over Iho plain of the purple main the Car To Ihe isles which sleep on the sunbrlgbt deep Ofacoralpavetl AVhcio Urn blue waves welter beneath Ihe shelter Hunvcns sorcnllyl From tho womb of be waters alhlrst for I roue bat thlrct to sole These green isles are graves In he waste of tho Their Iwauty the wldo Erythcan tbe noise of my PtcW Itolled on the Southern lib Eternal Taurus made bundcrlmi glaciers lone and vast Did I nol pass his granite Urn rMgoii Cauraslan hill Over burning ftoittchQineillaiuh Borne at my own wild will Then beat of my bastcning feel Thou shilncd En ha Whcte are thy drenms that tho Ocean ill earns Would safely unto thoe Awaken nwokenlmy wings aroshuken Athwart Streams llie rotl glrnca of my meteor lance And Iho ofmino eager cycl llailienl oliharlfcnl my coming fclialldaiken Tho Hgbt of thy festal chccri In thy stormrocked on ho Noitbcrn foam of From ho Chronicle of Western IIEMINISCKNCBS OF A VIRGINIA PHYSICIAN BY Of Ihe Masonic College of A comparatively small number of person HviuR can remember the great eailh quake of Few were in such parl o Iho country from Ihelr proximity to the scene of lo realize in their own ex lerlenco even Ihe general nccounlt uf the now found In geographies am ilslories of Ihe WeiU Though Iho noise and agllalion ol the ground was heard and felt as far northward as eastward to south ward lo and further woilward ban Ihe Hhllo man ever lived as Ihe vlo Unco ami fury of the convulsion wore con ceiitraled near one particular part of tbi Mississippi some thirty or forty miles Ihe village of New Madrid and as tint whole region of ooun Iry was bul thinly sellled as moil of Ihe inhabitants oionnd New Madrh were French o great portion o having lost aud evei by liie irlimicd in de spalr In all these it i rarely that you can meet at this ever cnuntrv mime the old men of the Wnlmi be sc inc who can jive iny personal rccol miiswsippi caven nnd fell while Ihe ipii of Ihe river rose to high at 6ne hat for six hours llie great ofWa ersnowedijiorllrtiard tonard his at near New a fa I or calaracl of six or eight feel was which remained fct ill Iho cutfent washed In north western what was once he bed of a with ami supplied from Ihe channel of the became boelitlfol JKf alum ntlerly and njnlly How Die Islands In Iho MlMhvlppI rlrer did not escape Iho general cnnvullonsomo slnUlnBi oilier and new ones somo belnn split In for instance Hand of which the Idle to that for jears the main lei of llie river ran lhroush Iho IIou sland 3J expenenced a complete toult largest Irccs being roo Is In whleh Ihey 10 Iho terror and deslruclton of until recently the most dancer oui of them have been removed by with Iho snag But nothing I have ever j et seen In nrlnl ms equaled my own recollecllon of Iheoo onrrcnccs lhat dreadful II Is posl siblethal Ihe exciting chcuinslances under which I was nilncM lo the scenes of Ihe added boih lo Us peculiar ter and to the cITid Ihfy would naturally iroduce upon any oncj bul of I his the er can for I am going lo describe i raaunllng in Ihe rprmg of at Ihe Mcilical Unltorslly of and return IIR I MRI during some mouths hesl allng in Hhal par of Iho country for the practice of my The Eist nas already lulerably slocked but tho 01011 at lhat eaily was opening Its El Doiailo Ipres of promised noallh lo Ihe adventurer n almost any profession or And Ihoush the prirolions and self denial of rouller life nore hlllo lo mj I deter nlned at I lo before fixlm my holco Ihisnew land of if not like the fabled wash ng goldeii was Mill believed lo lip al mllkand lion Mj journey westward has little lo don lib he adtrnlurrs I nm about to III I pachcd ot that lime a low n some ono or two thousand had detlgiipcllj storied from homo late In ho to avoid thf danger of disease in to unaccustomed lali but unanticipated delays detained me linger limn necesnrj for seciuilj ordeslia bin lor bythe lime I had in led my vljll anil inquiries at and to was af er tho middle of Ono cause for llngetlng longer I ould othcrwlso havo Was tho wish o wait for Ihe arrival nf tho long expected first amboat that over nav gated Iho weilern nnd for nnre than a w as bonked fur 3ul she also was detained In starling from to lhat really arrived al Louisville only the icry day after I had Dleonrngcd bj her long arid ap irehentive ot Ibis lale loaion any Midden frost mioht close Ihe tonlt passage for Now Or leans on n Iho only uno iu or lhal would start downwards for perhaps two The bargo of that day bore lillle compar either lo Iho magnificent lloatiiiK pal ices wllh which the experiment of Fullon lias since covered both and western Woteri lo Ihe ttlll cunvenlunt and oflcii canal of our artificial The ono on which I was to travel was or uo great eizu or llienli It in Ino late In Iho sea son In expect much coinrott in not only because for a week or more should be In cold bul also became all Ihe best barges had some lime since star led on Ihelr fnlllrlps Oelllnp gage and taken nil In I had leisure lo look about mo a at the ploco which was lo ho my home for Iho next peihops n Tho barge was built much like awcslprn keel wllh a fool walk around the sides so as to be used with sotting poles as as About onofourlhof the vesselnfl was cntolTTrom th0 rest by a bulk or board for the accommodation ol who wore thus separated from Ihe crnw nud ThU small apartment was again divided by a cahvaiit soiecn rals cd diuing life day and Ul fallal so lo leave forwaid and portion Tor malo and the aft a imial euelnsnre scarcely Ifn feet by foi Th the otblu were tlirne windows and a door openiuff upon the or i Ihe only pasifengers beslde Were an old a and his with a female Oflhoie I will ipenk The crew consisted of beilde Ihe Three were one a a Spahiaidj whn spoUe broken and was accompanied by1 a gigantic and ferocious looking wheth er his ftlend or his Inever learn As the numerous trunks and boxet bfthe old from genllemans baggage were Ihe wharf and plaeed In the 1 heard some rather ornsly crlllcismsamnng tho al the quantity of his But nothing tlruck me particularly till a small ironbound box was brought on H to Ihe evident surpriso of hose who lifted proved a heavy load for two As Ihey staggered under Its I caught the exchange of knowing glances belwern several of the especially the Spaniard and his The owner was evidently loo old a traveler lo manifest any more parent interest In the disposition of than for his other boxes bul I could under his assumed Ihe fill side glanaes with which he followed Ihe movements of Ihdie who carried It was on lie afternoon of the 18lh nf lhat we loosed frnm Ihe whaif at and slnileddown ward on our voyagea voyage destined lo be so full of peril to and lo Ihelr fiiund I fobnd the oWgenlleman and daughter silting at whllo Plra tho negro To bo inosl comforlabte lo bo busily engaged cabin so as ier onng imtijTarsiice ijo mistaking open heatled and unsuspicious siite marks of high breedlnglo l is not In many places but in Ihe South every which takes ev ery man of decent appearance lo be a gen lenian llll ho is proved Keadl I giving mo n place al the the old gentleman entered freely Into i Iho small lalk of oven where no cunoslly Is manifested on cither Is nlinosl sure lo more or a personal and among Southerner reserve know In less than an from n conversation which began upon Iho usual jenernlilles and I had learned lhat was a who generally spent his summers at ihe and wlnlcrs nt Particular business hod detained him an ay from home this sea longer lhan His name I read on his which wero stamped i and I may as well tell the reader now w lial I leatned thai he had here toforo held somo propeily at Iho n here he spent his Bul finding us semi annual mlgialions burdensome la berlhau pleasant in increasing ic had determined lo make this hit last vis and the business which had caused his detention Has Ihe sale of his loithein tho proceeds of o the amount of some formed Iho contents of Iho strong box above My Virginia blilh seemed to Invest me at in the old gentlemans wlih al nost all human and scarcely walling lo learn my name and he claimed my and Introduced ne lo his dniiehlcr with n ready which showed Ihe honorable npRs of hli own unsuspicious Iho more cautious reader must recoiled Ihlilysevpii chatlitans ind chevaliers common par swindlers and nol jet nado their appearance on the western wa wHcre Inoy aro an not in Humous while Iho name of Virginian was a read passport lo Iho houses and hearths of even uller and considered a gunianlyof all that is becotninetoaecntla b The daughter was on Interesting girl Khose light large blue and golden betrajed her mixture of lorthern blood while ono would have bought It impossible that n form sn a figure so could have possessed tho and but still conscious and self hlch op poarod in every Her manners were in fact older than herlooks for while Ihe latter had Ihe toft freshness of Iho furiner showed a polish and only to be acquired by long and habitual assocla lion w Ith Ihe best class of She seemed lo consider Herfalhern Intro duclion quite tufflcient warrant for her to receive me in Ihe kindest Ihough Indeed our position forbade ho uso of thai strict etiquette which a greater command of moms and choice of ones soclel would She also shared her folh ers pledilccllonsin favor of nnd after somo hours HO separated for tho night It seemed as though we had been acquainted for During ho second the sharpness of Iho Iliad wind moderated so as In sofien Ihe weather but sllll Ihe strensth of Ihe breeze seemed scarcely lo and onr progress wot necessarily In Iho Ihen of passeli in on the river had lo lay in Ihelr oivn would coll andcnnk for The kludiios of my fellowtraveler saved me the latter du for wo Ihrew together our stock of pro and Phaibe cooked fur On Ihe fhlrd morning when breakfast was I walked our upon as usu The crew had not yel finished their morning and1 were together on the furwald part of tho Tho by tookmost of his meals with and was now at his place al Ihe steeling Ihe which was Healing slow ly down In Ihe face the breeze for In those days the Caplaln was always pilot 7 I had to goIdIheiforward partofllie boat lo goUipon and could not bul re mark lhat when I lie men ex changed and slopped the conver sation in which Ihey had As I passed Iho me polllcly Iho took no fjitlicr notice of nie nt Walking lo Iho I found Iho Caplaln In I tiipposed naturally Die head wliid wonlii ren der him Impatient in his to get for and mado some remarkto that said I want lo got down as soon as hats true enough but it vexes me so much as my I novcr trip with a ciew of whom I knew and I al ways thought I never would do tiioli a Ihlng but time I oouldnt lielp It nol a regu lar hand lo be had In Inever heard of such a thing before andI had lo lake such at I could or lose my Ive got a valuable cargo In say nothing of Ihe old gentlemans tlrongbox below I with lo heaven had never come on Ihe Ive a notion Its full of dol and between you and Im devilish ly afraid Iho crew Ihlnk so Undersnine Imight hapi have fancied this speech only concealed Captains dftlra In Know the contents of he strong and hat lie him self was no better Ihtn he aflVoled tri sus pect his But nm only was I loo young and Inexperienced lo be very tuspl bul Copleln Junes had been highly recommended to me as an old and well knnivn river and a man of strict integrity and ai he behavlnrn mo camo fnrclbly lo my I t i The al lent teems civil That fellow Pedro Ponl you ness to rob and plunder and mim them They go out In sklfft and lob passing 1 hej dont attack bar tes and keel because Ihey know wo have men on buaid who con farnilj boats though they wouldiit ttnp lo attack nny If they had of their let on board to deliver It upto We shall pass their nest abnnt mmorrow Nowj I suspect this with his big iilg ger to be some of thai very I am not so certain abnut Iho and wo musl be on Iho walch III were below Iho robbers After dial Im not Ive had a notion Cavo In d Ihat youve gol I hnvo n and I never knew a Southerner to travel without So wo can make some fight if It comes lo llie Yon excuse but his lalk has lasted as long asits dent Ihe crew havo ilone Ihelr breakfasts and are about to man Ihe Donl leave me thpm come near us end hoar wo or three careless re Perhaps il will dpi clve Obeying the Coplalns wish I remained Kith him a few moments longer and then went No farther occasion or oppor tunity for conversation him presented itself during the LEAP I might detain Ihe reader lo lill of Ihe continued and increased intercourse between fellow passengers and tn j how prox mily and necessary association produced amlllnrily grew gradually Into a friend hip thai was evidently not Ihe compulsot rood nalnto of mere traveling more vojuiilarj and perma But I have loo much nf nctusl oo currence lo to ho allowed lo linger n the delails of The Caplaln dined ullh us next nnd ook an opportunity lo tell me In a for neither ho nor I wished lo disturb ihe lulol or rouse Iho apprehension of my fellow lhat wo should pass the Rork about our usual supper le desired I Hould be on dpck at that llmo with my pistols if need to enforce he ho should He would jSjvc me the signal by whlslllng a particular It was about S M and near lhal I was interrupted in conversation with by Ihe Captaliit I went out and foruaid to tho ond thonco upon as if with no paillcnlor bul noliclpg ev ery The crew were all at the but I thought I could see thai Iho attention of most of them was directed toward the northern At I passed Iho ho turned and Save mo pnlilelj his usual Uncnas He had ascertained that I under stood his nollve from my once salu ling him in and used II uniformly orient ardt In speaking to Piobably I owed his politeness lo my knowledge of his b I sauntered and al a sign from Cop tain Jones look a v ilhhi a fen feel of He said In nil under wo aro tcaroo half n from it I suppose you are ready I and he alely spoke aloud lo his near about supper but Im sorry lo bo obliged lo keep yoursuppeis for an hour Yonknon weio only about mile from lhal In fernal robbers hnlo down and I dont like lo make a fire onhoiv lights llll ivo nto pail So jlit slick to your and bo as quiet as Supper wont be any the worse fur an hours especially if of liquor along with And If the villains at tho cave should hear us nud come why theold gcnlle man below Is well my young friend hero has j on Doclol I showed Ihe I have n so we can givo Iheni soino hotwork to do any Tho crew were evidently al a I lie Caplaini measures had been so quiet and unsuspicjuus to and Iho very in nocent msiiner In which ho had managed lo Inform Hint he ond the passengers wero tnoli them 10 much by suipiic that they seemed for amomont at n hiss what lo say or All turned towards Ihe as to a leader in whalcvrr they intended or dpsirrd Pedro slackened his oar n while he said yet wllh an air of easy lls rallier lialilj when a hand has been working all to have to wall half the nlghl for his become we happen lo be near tho Cave in The people Ihero never attack barges no I dont see any use in the thing my nnd If Ihe rest of Iho crew think m I theyll drup Ihelr and no to And ho mode a movement ai If to set Ihcm Iho Caplaln Jones coolly drew out a and as ho cocked said II makes very lilllo ilinVonco lo me who Iher you lee any use In what I older on Ihit boat or I have to lay tho firs man lhat moves against my qrders gels a bullet through his Youre oil rallier slransers lo me bul If youve been on Ibis river youve heard lhal Sam Jones Is nol a mm lobo liiiled with end dues not often miss his Pnil And Ihe crew obeyed Nratly an hour went during which nothing bul the measured dip of the long sweeps interrupted Ihesllllnessof the When wo pass ed Iho dreaded robbers tmunt Unas loo dark for anyIhlng but lights lo be seen fiom the and none of them When two or three miles below Iho and no longer In any apparent Ihe usual fire was kind led on end the crew lent lo their Going supper Walling for and my in some a Phajbe had seen me examining my pltlols dining Ihe and some of Ihe Captains words had been I soon qnleled all fears of by telling Ihcm of Cove In we had and from which Cnplaln Junes had apprehended an I did nol think myself justifiable In informing them at lhat llmo of the Captains and my own susplciun of our ciew should ue bu It would ouly excite useless a Heretofore we hau aid by every for tho head wind pro our floating w Ith the and he wearied wllh the the day mm of conrsn be allowed rest at 1 his Iho breeio had so far lulled Hat Iho barge had not been brought and as now put In the Homing steadily imigh slowly It Has Ihe male and he was at lo He was one of Ihe whom ihe Caplaln with a soil or intuitive knowledge thai he Ihe best dlsposedof Mi unknown had appointed to lhat Turning I walked lowords Iho boal s and surprised lo In s do Iho cargo ciew llie sound of voices in Under Ihe I considered mv selfjusllfied In why not lo nigh 1 asked oncl I ell ansncred Ihe voice or Im not jet sure of Yankee Jim wo shall have need of If il hadnt been for Iho IIulil tho I heir slepl i i finding thai I had disturbed I re Ireuted qnlellj lo Ihe cabin and lo my bul excitement kept me long Some thing was on foot among Ihe Pedro was at Ihe head of and the malo was not el depended on as joining Iho 1 bus was I had Ihoilghl wllh Iho Uaplain that all danger would bo passed Mill Ihe Cave In bul Ihe danger itemed lo be within I at last fell Next mailers wenl on as uinal Ihlng noliccable appealing In Iho crows except certain suspicious gland t toward the Captain and if to as certain which of us hail overheard their col of the preceding night Tho nlnr Mired on Iho wide river whoso turbid had doubllest been Iho grave of many a traveler and on a boal manageable onlV by thoso who had thowrt tSclrfmofnlngV murder thai Ihey would slop at ftolhlriirih1 their and attdihWed by their pro sent Inaction bow turo Ihey felt of Ibelr vlff id had gone entirely down we and towards night en leredlho Il was nol lill womcl il nppor Hint I found opporlunllj lo ell the Caplain privately what I had heard the ii gut nnd ni communication gave him evident II Is just what I might havo ilaillng a setof hands I knew uolhing j fenr hing so long as Im If any Ihlng Happens lo roe lieu look out for Ihe next nlghl we did nol lay wealher was Al the usual hour the crew the mate taking Ihe as 10 usually did till about three or four oclock n Iho I had been up and wasrouted at a bout day from tho lound morning ilumbpr that followed another w n heavy noise on at tho item of tho What had nakoned me I could lot but the next moment Ihero was a He d 10UI Iipfang up ami ran ont lonardstlui aft port of tho The crew were hurty Ing lo Ihe Hhere slood Iho loosening Ihe skiff or which was nl ays lied ond looking eagerly down at Ihe dark To the what Has Iho ho replied that Caplaln Junes hod fallen I lie baige w as in Ihe largo bend or on West side of Ihe formed by Wolf one of Ihe largest In Iheri oarly forty miles below Iho mouth of Ihe I ho narrow and ra ran near Ihe shore from which we wero not twenty I know Caplain Jones was a good for therenovcr was a Western boajman that wai not am and looked and watched fnr him to lite and if not to tho at least lo llie Bui ho did noire Thoynwlnas loosed end icnl onl with a couple of hands lo search for him for II was not yel light nougliio seo morcnhau Ihlily pr furlj jards from the and wo were floating loo ro nldlj lo be without danger of get Ung slove ngalnsl Iho sunken Ings lhal line llie Mississippi In half an hour tho skifrrelurned unsuccessful I felt from Ihe suspicions of foul play for I IhOiiglil If ho Coplnin hail not been struck and stunned before falling over he would a least have risen In Iho even If unable to Tlie hour when the accident the noise that had wakened and thai the Spaniard should have been up and near llie Captain at and moreover llie small effort made to recover allslreiiglhoncd my suspicions and the Captains ominous words now red tome with erilble force If any thing should happen lo then look out foryaur There waionn slimlo chance lefi that Iho suspicions of Captain Jones of the ciow had been wrong from the and lhat all Ihe ucccedingconcurrent circumstances had been mcro One evidence wa one slnglo link in tho chain ilill to confirm in my mind all I had feared and I dosiied lo know llie worst lhal was to be expected or Ihe most that might be hoped before I disturbed Ihe qlilel of my by communicating I Ihcm he peillont circumslancet in whlc we That single evidence 1 now tlai led to Assuring n lhal my pUlolt were In order ami I slepped upon llr narrow fool The Yankee Jim of asiittned the captains ofllcr and and was now at the helm but I thought It ominous of III new cap tain was husitr engaged in a whispered con versnliou wllh Iho Not seeming lo mil ice I sauntered carelessly back waid and approaching at each turn nearer toward captains at the Al Ivvas near enough for my purpose and as if lo look al on ob ject nn I threw n rapid glance Iho whole space al tho covered by he sweep of the Illler The sldewliere Islood appeared as usual but on Ihe slaiboard gun n space of ten feel was discolored by a freshlooklnu stain of dark rcdl I then re membered lhal when I hod run out early In life during Iho Ihe Spaniards ronndabontwas lying lyon that very at though thrown down carelessly and In ID prepare him for jumping in Ihe river In iave Iho Repressing now with djfllcully an exhibi tion of my lhal would have been r returned my walk a few mo and then relumed In Ihe Ta king Melvlne I told him our po and Ihe dangers dial He appreciated the difficulties of nur situa and acreed wilhme lhat energetic mea Mirrs must be taken fur nur any means wllhln reach would sufllcetoex trlcale w fitvin IVin peiils around alone at we weiobul tno men to and thry In Our destruction upon butwo belfevcii no nllacU was nteni ded lo be made updn us during Ihe WeT knew that tho village of New Madridwas nownot far andMf we could gvetfhetrf from or glvo an alatm trim Iho as to compel ihe crew loland us Ik might ypt bo possible lo avoid the terrible struggle olbohciseapproachlilgf I thcrefoiB w em oui again oinake an lo per suado or Ihe new captain to set us a shore at the Melvlne should1 acquaint his the dangert that threatened i tHjti T he captain declared ItlnSposilblo toiand al New Madrid said lhat boalt never Pfdlhere Ihejandlng was dangerouijanri Ihe currenf loo strong Ihoughho expressed his readiness to set us ashore at tho French village of Lilllo forly eight alles bo low New We should nol pass Ihlj vlllase lill next and I therefore fell at sured thai the criming nlghl wan fixed for our My Intended Inaneuvieofhall irtRlhonexl we seemed 10 have been anllclpalcd by the crew for w hen about three a we began lo come In sight of ihe low roofs of Ihe fewjoaf cabins thai composed the I saw hat Iho barge wai put immediately across ho so before wo golnear Ihe wo were on the opposllorshore oriha To call for aid was The crew knew il as well us and Ititirdsrk look of no longer disguised malice follow ed every novolneniiof We were Ihen driven to Iho ncVesilly of aw ailing the termination of Ihe and set about preparing A light supper was set out before In order to render II unnecessary to keep lights Ihthe Our boxot arid Irunks wire noiie esslj piled ngnlust tho two w so and were placed far lo be out of Iho way of The daughter behaved nobljr and wlthaf courage that astonished At ilio seemed muchterrlfiedjbottlie near approach of ihe danger only calmed and In stead of waa aware of all and piepaied for The wit old of but charged lo keep Hhnlever Our arrangements were all rnndobydaiWvi We designedly left Iho door unfanteneiV n hlch aflorded the ouly Ingress to the for II was end should onr by Ihey might be shot down as VI as Ihey could ft I tioliced tllal although Ihe sky was clear and end Iho evening remarkably the crow had determined to A ilaco had been selected where tlie were unusually ai Iho shores of Ihe Mississippi from mode of fatM Icnlng up for Ihe night lhat spars w ernI blown out at Ihe bow and torn so as In kerp ihe vessel about twenl five yards olFf fiom This was lo prevent our escapoj In lhat nnd tvat a new and start ling evidence of the utter abandoned char aoterof Ihe brutal wretches by whom we nere surrounded for their unwillingness la permit our escape showed lhat Melviuot strong boirw as not Iheif only arid lobbery and murder were nol lo Iho nit nf their contemplated AEXT WBCK 1 i I Practical of the riclieit okes of Ihe season was practiced on llie Ihe now President of Dlokt nson which will vle recherche of and rnlghl well sustain Itself amongit tho records of Trini by Charles Tho it was making hit fltst visit lalllmoro held this jear In some reprobate sat himself and wrote a er lo the Physician of Iho Hospital al that giving him a description of some In livldnalwho had left Iho senior Dickinson In attate or mental do angemenli and lhat 11 wa moie iHan probable Hint Ihe raid In dliiduaj had betaken himself lo inasmuch as II willi him to regard hlmselfas Ihe Preildelit of Iho aglned Hint hofhml cuitomary report onthe stale of This leller was sighed In the naine of President Peck and requested Ihe manager to lake charge oil Iho It is needless lo that Ihe descrlpllon of Ihe insane person Ihirappearauoo of tho Doctor himself llial It required tho reiterated ficallons of Ihe ministers of IhO Conference lo save him from Itlchiiiontl 2fTbe Editor of he OlevelandHerald says that a ftlend of hls who has seen somo service In camp offers Iho following inscription to those amlclcdn Ith the fornla r Sleep three nights In yoiir with the dooropenahd iwlngihglnthewind which time let your diet be Pork cooked bj jouiself al a smoliy Ire In he1 Improve all Ihe rainy nlghli In sleeping iclwecii your curtenl bushes and On tho fourth day of your lef your diet mule 4 Thereafter dispense with all kinds of rood save dug If Ibis bo followed It Is lently believed a permanent will be ef A Bnicr be readon all cppt veiilent occasloni by nil classes i From all Inquliltlvo1 evil doers and II Deliver Fiom ihcumallsmt arid tooth ache and Deliver From smoky scolding cross children and waih da Deliver Front allsorrow and which shorten mans lite from vexation and ikirm ncd milk and tindy Deliver From the hands oflhe dooior and he lost of good repute and dally dconnvion rrom cold snd inj Ing Deliver ill all CoiTis T iridria paxello remaiks lhat nP who paid his respeoli lo Freii ilcnt Taylor the other day could whit but few men in atlftttdar lhat ho has taken by the naud prptlileiits of Ihe United Stales rommcllcliB with   

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