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   Bloomington Post (Newspaper) - September 7, 1838, Bloomington, Indiana                                 TOii.  IDITED AND FUBLtSHBO EVERY FBIDAY  BY M. L. DEAL.  OmCB O^ MAIN CROSS STREET, FIRST DOOR WEST OF MAJ. UIOHT'S  r ^  TERMS.  Two dollar.-«.in advance, two fifty in six months and lhree¡arthe end of the year.  No paper will bo discontinued until all arrearages are > aid^up.  (py-AovERTiscMCNTs ol ton lines or lee«, will be published three weeks lor one dollar, and 25 cents for each additional insertion.  All advcriiücnienU» must be marked with the number of insertiouH, or they will be inserted till forbid and charged accordingly.  The cash miiMt invariubly accompany advertisements from a distance or they wiil not receive attention.  All letters and comniunieations addressed lo the editor must bo free of [»outage. No varj|tion whatcv-tr need be expected from these terms.  LIST OI' AGENTÉ""  The following gentlemen are requested and au-lliorized to act aa. ¡v^ciits;jo lecelvo SubBcriptions, »ob Work, dveriisinfi kc. and rcceipt for ttttesame.  Tiio.m.\s C. Johnson, Spenct r, la.  11. H. TiiKoor, Mill Giove, In.  SAMuer, H. Smyth, Howlinsgreon, Ic.  JoHM Farr, Ffo.loiii:!, Indiana.  Wm. IIerod, Esq. CoIuidLuh, ia.  K* G. Waymani Mí»riin«l)nrí<, la.  I). A. Rawunos, New Albany,la.  J. S. Irwin, J^ouisville, Ky.  uxaiiue Mav, r.iikersburjr, Montgomery Co. Ia.  Wm. S. UouEins K»^'!-. Na^^liville, la.  ]>r. I. H. MAXwr.i.r., Frankfoit, la.  .loiiN Hatterton, (íreenciifíilc, la.  Geok .e (Í. Dun'v. I'>q. Hedfonl. Indiana.  blooirii'votonr, fkibat sbptbihbbr r, isss.  I  TilKCIlliAT.  "Well (lone, pood Umiiui-: lam bound to you forever; lake li« r, treat licr well. " OLD I'LAY.  "EKj tell rrw, Robert, what is the tnnttor wilh you? I h:iv«) lK!en wiiiu-^s of yi>iir downcast looks luid sorrowful iip¡.<MUUK-i', iii-.iii I incluncholy  myself. VVhal's ihu in;illcr hoy?"  'IMiis quoslioii was ii^iko.l by Mr. iHallowcll, one Jay, when ho (inJ RdImmi wcru in the counting riMcn iiionc; Hnd if any individual has ever passed lhrou;;h a IiiiIl' fiery iiiai, he can have some idea  of Koberi's feelings, when t!ie tniin whoso daughter lio lovcil, niiJ was conniving Ihu bo«t plnn to get her from him, addl e.-Jscd him in such a kind and nf-roclioi\atu lono. It went Kiu deep, ^íiowover, into tho secret of Robert's heart, for hiin'|lo,'rt'lurnJa quick reply. Mr. lluHowell plainly s»-/ that something wasWorkiug ou'liis miii'i,tliat made hitn un happy, and wished i ' possjliU; lo reinuvc lhi¡¡^cause.  urged u candid revelation of nil thai atrected his Ceo lings, and |)romisud his assisluuco lo'relievo liim to whulcvcr amount was ictitiisile. Robert, however, succecdcd in piiitin<r him (.ff for thulj.iime, and Hcuibiudut iheihi.u^lu an Ik; related U to Julia ulien next lliev n.t.t.  '•I thought," said ^ll(^ lau^'ingly, "you were not 60 anxious to nsk iho old gentleman, us you appear-wl to be. Now that was ii sluiiiper, RoUmI. Why «Jid you not K-ll him?—ha! ha!"  "juliii, do vou ihuik lie suspcctb Un?"  '•.No n«orc 'ihan he dot s the king of ihc French!" »•Well, Julia, to toll voii the truth aUiut the mailer, llcfl yuu this L.ouiii g with ihe inlention of tilling him all ulxiiit our airiction lor each other, and if ho refused, I (ii tenniiied to_,nct for myself without delay; but w lieu I cuuie befoio him I felt «omcthing in my tliioai clioakiiig liio, and I could  »cnrcely talk to him «bout busiuu-ss, much less a-bout luve afTai I tould no moio speak about it than flv—indeed 1 ihii k 1 could ha\e flown the ea-•iei !—"l fell like u l(.id wlieii I wasui your Side,but like a fihcep ut his. Ilov\i \er, Julia, if we aro lo lun away, d(•^| eiHtiou v. ill ii;uke us both b«.)ld. Be-nide« nn'nriivHÍ fn.m the Indies>ou know, will soon bclite i|>e n.Htier."  "You aie talking of iiiiinirg awuy; no I wont Kolwrt—1 w< III, tintil ii euiil |osNibly be avoided, 4tiid I wont ti.lli "l out It; >0 good night."  Julia llii "rd aw a\ juid li ft lnT lover to mediate tipun thociucliy «.I'lhe g- d-< tmd the apparenl light heurUdncB.N ofinr for whose sake he would have cncoun'.eird u panilnir, l ui could not speak a word to her father upon Iho subjeet She left him—-a inift'succeeded, which wa« soon Adiowed by a reconciliation and d few pru'estaiions of everlasting love and attachn.enr. l liescniotlic natural con tcfluenccs of Iu\ e.  The lovorsiiow ititi oiii-ner than ever—and the voyage to the Indies being ihieatencd, it bccame iifcesnny that they blkouid' speedily prepare for iho trial» v» hieh seemed lonwuit them.  In the iiKun liu i; Mr. Hailowi ll was endeavoring to nsce.rtiiin the (.■au^e of his eleik's uiihappiness — inoio loi the ftood <if the young man, than that he (•«red about the uniinpoitant mistakes made by iiim in his nccounta.  1'ho next opjHjrtunity tliaf olFeitd ho repetilod his foruiiir qucbitoiiy, und insisted on un immediate reply.  Robert stuttered and atammerrd a good deal, but Ml IsKt leplied: 1 ainatl(u:hcd lo a young lady in tkia city, sir, And have reason to believe that she is fiueh atioclird to ii.e; bul ihcie is an obstacle in the uny, and*'—  "Indeed! ami due» the ohMucU amount lo more than a thoucund tlollartf If it does not, you tiball not want it. 1 will fill up u check now. Have the (nrties consented?''  "Why, sir, the causa of my—tho reasoD—the— that is—tho cause of my uoeHiiueaa is, i am afraid h«r fat her will not give hi» cumtcnt.**  "uill i^at contvtitl v\ ho is ha-^rof^tr mo to htm, i will aaco sfitla the maitor.'^ "ilo i« a i ich uuin,siriO'.d he knows that i am nou**-"iJiadaughtor ktvttrc vuu, does shtjp "1 fkiok^l-^yeii, air r*  ••IVhy»i-~*ye*i«tho—yes,<>she has said at much.*' . "Bé ia fkh yuH fay."  '•I bcl^v« Ke IH lolo'tolornble woll oiT." "And wobloon»«'»'!—iho powwr« of Uivc, be must to an old Tuiki ilu will iiui, vh? lieit  give me his name, I will sooii settle the matter. But stop, has he any thing against you! la he acquainted with your character? Doei ho know meT"  Here the old gentleman went over"a'Í8tf¡ng of questions which Robert felt no disposition to answer, and which is unnecessary to relate. The conclusion of the conference left Robe rt^_in¿ possession of a check for one thousand dollar«! a letter to Parson Green, and the following advice from the lips of a father-in-law in perspective: He wos to run away with the girl, to use his (Mr. HallowelPs. carriage, and Georgo Ips black servant was to drive it and so forth.)  Robert governed himself in strict nccordance with the advice given, and l'«iforo dark the parties were before Paibon Green, whone scruples of con-Mtenco were quieted by tho introd'itctory letter. Ttieyw«maooB pronounced man and wife, and jum|>ed nto the carriage, followed by the parson'^ blessings, whose fee was a small portion of the ihouhand dollar check. Georgo was directed to drive the carriage to u rich old childish uncle cf Robcil's who lived about five miles'from the city, to whom thesecret was told; the old man though the joke too good a one not to be enjoyed, sen out for some of ihe neighbors, and midnig'hti.founi the joyful assembly destroying the good things iIk aunt had provided, and laughing over the trick 8<¡ successfully ployed upon the wealthiest shipper ol ho south  Early in the morning, Robert and^his wife were ttttendod by his uncle and aunt to tb* house of Mr. Hallowell, the young cwiplo anxious for the efTer-vcscence of their father^s wrath to be over;and the nntivuated pair to witness the reception, and to aci as inodilications on ihc occasion. They'were me ill the parlor by Mr. Hallowell whose first wordi* were,-'you young rogue, liille did 1 know how m> advico was to act upon me; well Robert," added he, laughing heartily, "you caught mo that time, and you deserve to be rewarded for the generalship you have displayed. IJeio my boy—my son 1 suppose I must say—here is a deed for land worth eleven thousand dollars,and from henccforth you are my partner in bu.siness."  ".Vnd here" said the uncle, imitating Mr. Uallo-weir« manner, "is a draft lor twelve thousand, and henceforth you aro to consider yourselves my heirs and successors to all 1 possess; here, be now^'hap-py."  "The plot was devised and recommended by Julia," said Robt-n,'•anJ she of course is entitled to the whole, which I resign to her wiih all my heart."  "Atid 1 herewith"said Julia, "appoint jou my a-gcnt to take charge of iny properly, ¡-nd to manage my aflairs."  The old folks embraced each other, laughed and embiaced again. That day, nnd many daysthcre-after, was «peni in mirth and festivity, and the uf-  eyblush when yoU prais« tb«m;  And weep whou you bhimc tbeni."  *•  Seated around the homestead hearth upon n win-rVeveoing« who is wi happy as the funner?  fair vvuji oü'fíoely.  From the Lull i mure Pulrtol.  a contenti<:d farmkr.  " Was there ecer such a person known us a conteuted farnicrV  The talented editors of the .American and Commercial Daily Advurliser, in their paper of Thuts-day, ask the question which I have placod at the head of this ailicie. I answer, yes, there have been, and there are now, thuubantN of contented farmers. Roll back ihe pngvs of iincieni history.—Lot us for n moment go bark to mighty Rome, where agriculture was held in tho higliest estimation, and where such men asScipio, practi.sed und piaiscd its delightful pursuits. lioic loo we see tho great and truly glorious Cincinnati!.«, guiding a plough, and refusing the bi illianl otrer ofn crown—and such a crown—the CI own of ihc mist toss of tho world. Was not the farmer Cincinnatus happy, when he gave up, or rather rcfuwd the giandeur ofo throne, and all the pomp, iho pride niul ¡mgenntry of roy ally, for the peace and quiet of hisdoniCstic bearth? Tohimthe open (¡eld waving t\ ith golden grain, the shady woodland, und tho giciit ihuith ofNaiuie, were n o'e all I active than ilie e^i'U ndors of Ronto, "the Niübo of Nations." Fur dearer to him was the humble cottngc ol his childhood, than the grand und gaudy palace of ihu (Jcesars. lie wns contented,and what caicd he for ilie reiiowii ofiiie proud est potentates iliat ever swayed the sceptre, or the mighiiesi heroes ihat ever baptized the woild in blood? The great book of Naiuie was open before him; and tho morning hymns, o) iIm feiihcied choir had more charms for him, tliim music in the bi illiaut hulls ill ihe city of the Gasarv. In the beautiful (lower that bloomed at hi'« door, he taw an inblem of ii:orialiiy— in its fragronce and beau ty he fancied the virtues of the hun.an chntacter, and in its liagile nature he saw un omblem of the iiiutubiliiy ofiiinn.  I then ask the question, was not stich a farmer conlenicd, when for his farm ho ie(u»ed ail the  {irandeurend glory, all the pouip aud splendor of toman powei ?—Happy in hit humble home, he despised the crimson robes of Royalty, and ihe de-ceili^ul adulation of cringing courliera.—Cincinoa-lut was'emphatically a contented man.  There ate a few illiterate farmers, whoae idioay-ncracy leads them tuconstant complaint, they are never happy, they are never omlented. I am a ware that it ts in the nature of man to complain; it isa pnri of his constitution; it ia his make. But nevei thelest, there are hundreds, nay thousands, ot contented farmer«. Do you atk the reason ivhy I think Hot I will tell you. i think ha abould bathe rnoat contented of mortals, becauaah* hli^grMt-est reoMii, the graatetl cause to be ao. In the firat place, the farmer ia the moat indepeadMt of «11 men, for he it dependent on nono biit Otod. Ho sa«« iha rain deocend u^ hia frwa ftaWa» ««d lift« hit heart in graiituw to that auMimo Balng, who guides and governs the nniv^rte. Ha cm pro> tuce all he needs, his kcuse ix a pattern of nefttii«»». íMid hisdaiii^hieiH niodels of mm cenre and viiiue I'bty know no ih« hallow heaitedness Ihe coquei-y and i> iv< itiy uf the city ■ l<iko Vh« ^>oel Muur«\ shunning girl,  *'Tho childroD, ti group, cluster round  All amiling thro* roses of health; Oh where can these ridies be found,  Surparoing the husbandman's woalthl And oh! if there's gratitude due From alt to ttiP Father of love. How oft should the Farmer renew  Hi» thant b for those gifts from al)Ovo."  Tho farmer^s familyH a family of health. They show not Ihe delicacy aa|^ disease which harrass the pampered .sonn of the city. True they have not the confinement, the knowledge nnd tho luxuryr, which are conmioa in tlw city; but at iho sama time, hey have not the acuiciress o( sorrow and sulfflring which they bring with them.—Industry is the watchword of the farmer's family.  "For love of wealth Homo got ensnared  In epei iilatioii's toils. And others when dinafsters («ome Are scramliliiig lor the spoils; Still doeF t.'ie prudent Farmer pay  To industry his vows. Nor heeds tiiestrnggle nor the strife; But steudy guides the plough."  I have la . ted of the luxuries of ihe city and the country. I ha\u stood in the hulls of grandeur and wealth, surrounded by pomp nnd pride; nnd I have talked love to the simple, but sincere und benutiful «iri, in the cnitwgf. Ah, yes, 1 have knelt at ihe feet of the proud, haughty, and beautiful lady seate.l un tho splendid oiiomon. Dot whcie did I find most conteninicnt, motti happiness? Not in tho lordly halls of wealth, for pomp und grandeur ever carry wtih them, like the rose,a thorn; while the modest lily c tin its i.o tii)(;t but its loveliness and charm«. I lo\c the city best, because it is my nature to wish to move amid congregated men. 1 love the human race, whether they shine in the gay and gaudy saloon, or move in the silent fields.  Bui I do liimly l^iieve, that ihe fwrnicrn <if oui country, are ihe happiest und most contented men on earth. 1 lx.-licvo iheir wives and daughters to be patterns of neatness, industry, and virtue. In ancient Rome tlxj farmer wus considered tho most respcclablr of all profes«ion», inasmuch as his was the groundwork of all, and from him they derived their sustenance. There are niany weak minded persons, now, who. because wcalih has raised ihum above the necessity of following u prr)lc.«;sion, nffcct to despKc him,aircci to look down upon him with coijfenipl. Why? Because he labors in tho^field, to feed Mtch fellows us ho. It is always a ntatk oT ignoi.tnce in a man who despises honest industry, t and judges a man's charactcr by his priifession. j How ofii ii i» tliLMi'.echanic thus judged. How of-' leu is the mcclianii.- thus unjustly conilemned.  MU.FURI) B.VKi).  on, the street« puured out their hundred«, ttiitU tiM brow was crowned with an animatad fhroog,ai: gating upon an object two mil«« hdow the eilVi sweeping up undor a cloud of Mack sinoka, «rith th« boom of a «ingle cannon, «hooting iia whii* wreath* upon the water«, and roaring oat Ha twinilig at In-tervals of a few minute« apace.  It was Ihe wish of some ihat tha boat «hoaU atnp below the city, aud that the careinooy of rac^ioo should be gone through with on the n()orrb«r(GStoa -hecamc, her ball aiandinguut more and morai,and her spars growing larger upon the eye aa aha approached nearer. Soon, by an impulso which no human poMci could have ai rested, the deapmouth-ed cannon on the bluflT began to thunder, and Louisiana sent iKtck iho.se wild, almost unearthly achoaa, w hich repeated the thunder« of the bltfiTii» the laB' gnap(i of that wildernc«n of swamp».  Ii \» a« afterwar4«>~dicooTcred that har llastfL in gaining her station, arose from the want of fuel, having barrly suitlcicnl to reach the laotfing.  The tmmcnsp crowd that visited the Naichec, wcru iiighly plensod with her size, her build« the ea-io and grace with which she sit« upon the waters, aud tho ample »ecuiity which her noble bulwark« present ngainst buih wind and wave.  Having brief time for Ihe measurement« and da-M-rijiiiuu of the steam-ship, wo refer our readers to the accounts from the Now-Oi leans Bulletin and the Picayune.  Ji is intended, by the owner«, lhat iha Natchez« before she returns to New York, «hall pay a viait to Rodney, Grand Golf, Hiid Vicksburg^a (lying trip« ineiely to greet theit friends. The ciUe«/ry (and wo ho|)e the beauty) of Natchez will be enlisted ibr the occasion.  The sienin-.ship has much tho quiet clipper look of the liamuus Haltimose shipping, built both for strength and speed. It is conmicdiou« in »tructure nnil chaste, if not plain in ornament.  From an examinatiun of the log-book of tha Niiiehez, we leorn that she left New Vork on the I9ih July, s|)okc a ves.tel the next day, bound to .Norfolk, V'irginia-bui soon found that the alorea of Virginia coal, laid in at Baltimore, would not answer their pur|K)sc of raising steam; in fact the fires went out fur one or two days; on the f8th of July she rcached Key WeVt, where Captain Storey ci'iariered .n schooner and sent her to tha latand of Cuba for the purchase of Liverpool coal. Having procurud 60 tuns of Liverpool coal by the reiurltof llie ^:chooncr, on the 4th of August the Natcfaesleft Key W'-st, and reached this city on Sabbath, the I2ih. iSlto was only 14 days in actual motion with her cngino in action, in hor voyage from New York to \atchrr..  No one « as «¡ea sick on board tho Natchez, as her length is such, that she extends over three «well« at the .-ame time, thus prcienting the usual plunge of shelter vessels,  IlT'Ii apjHjnrs fiom the follfiw ing account lakon from tho London Times, that I'lince John of Kin-derhook, has had a very dungcious rival for Ihe hand of tlio Queen, in one Captain Flower« of the Drogoons. There is a gotid deal of Dad'sJ snmrt-ne«« in getting rid of the Captain*, liy ciiculaiing a report that he was deran^« d. Jt hii is u chip of tho "old block :''—IjovisvtUr Jourual.  ATTIiMPr Tt) i:.NTKR THFQUEFN'S APART.MKNT.  On Wednesday tiU uv.Kulunnto man named Thomaa Flower, w ho lias Lecn charged upon two several occasions at the Qtioon-s:juare Police-OiRce with having been found in tho precints of Buckingham-palace, in Older lo demand the hand of her  From ike Alexandria Gazelle. EDITORIAL WHITING.  A few days ago the Natiouul Intelligencer bad some srn.'-ible remarks on tho subject of fjditiog a pT" |ier. One idea expressed has frequently atruok ua uiihfireat forcf^ IMnny people estimate the •hiritjr of a ii(.-ws|>opor, ond Ihc industry and talenta ot ita iditor, hy the variety nnd quantity of editorial Mtt'* ter which it contains. Nothing can be more Iklla-ciou". It is ciHiiparaiively an easy task fora frothy w I i'er to pour out, daily, columns o( words^worda, upon any and nil suhjucts. Hi« >deaa may flow in "one «xjok, washy, everla«iinc flood," an^ nia ow»' mand of language may enable hi.,, to ^rlaa them together like buoche« of oniona; nnd ya» hi« paper may Ua meagre ond i>oor cooce<^r, But w^tis the labor, the toil ol sucli » „.«n ^^o ditplaya hia "leaded malter"cvtr so In. gcly, to lhat im^ed Up. on lUe »"..Clot!',, well informed editor, who exer-  Majesty in marri:>{,o, was brought Ufore .M«:;«)»!.!^'!'»*-'^ hi:» vocation with an hourly oontciouanaaa of Giegorie and Wliitf. thurtt i! ht llie instance ui Ihe respoocibiliiics and it« duties, and devotehiin> Hon. Charles Murray wilh having altemptcd loin- the conduct of his paper with iheoeraaild  tiudc lii.ijscll into liie a| artmcB^ of the Queen at assiduity ihal a »cnsible lawyer bestow«upon aauil« ihopalacc. Mr. Ra.idull, ono of tho Queen's pa- « humane phys.ciun upon a palieni-without re^ gei., di-iwsed, that on Monday night, aU.ut 10 min- g«'«* 'o t-''"! 'oj ! Indrtd, the nieie wriii^  utes before It o'clock, ho whs passing through the picture gallery a found the defendant, who was attired in the meanest manner, seated on n chair, within seven yardsofthe Royal Ud-KMim. It n|-peaied that her Majesty had only iciin d to test about tei. minute« previously, nnd thai the defendant had ob-tuiuad entrance by mixing with the servants of the foreign ambasadur«. who lind b«>en invited to un cn-lertainmeni after tho review in Hyde-paik. Puliu-•sergeant Cook, of iliv B. division, Multd, thai tin man, «hostyled himself Captain Flowers, of tin ISth Light Dragoons, wus most obstieporous U( oii being taken into custody. It rcquirid tho aid ol two police-men and two uf the Rifle Brigade to convey him to Ihe station houn*. and even then ii waa neoessnry to strap his legs and arms. He Mtid that his intentions lownids the Queen weie highlx honorablu. Defendant.—And mi ihey are. It WH^ eoiiiely by mistake that I wandered into the piciuK gallery, nor did 1 know that hur Majesty's b^roon wa« so olosely adjacent. I ouine to s|K-ak to La i) Majy Stopford. Mr. Randall «lated that tho mon had tried aeveral gale« at the palare hefbrah- inun-aged to gain acoes« lolhe picibie gallery.—Had h« eniered ten mioutea sooner, ihe Queen would hav< been paaaing to her bed-room, liefendant, who i' evidently a lunitic, waa ordered to lied «uretia« ii keep the peace for the fuiiire; In delkult, ho wk> sent to the Tot-hill-fleld Htiuae of Correction. 'I b« man la of a reapeotahle family, and ha« Ibr nianv jeers keen conaactad in ilicjewi'liy line »ith «hi« of the flr«t firtna in Loud««*.  Prom the Noti kex Fret Tradtr. THE STEAM SHIP .NATCHIiZ.  Tetlerday (Sabhaib) «t t«U>ut (;uar<er be&ru S u\s|ock E. IS. Wwai, ^ fxit, at lull a|iead, fiu«. • he laudini tkrougb M«w kiiMM.kkootiefi tkat ih*  NA'iCUl Z e. n.iitg. Ucnvensl what a nii4i'  pifiy genlleniti., nl IfM»!. Miai i»d lion» ihe City He lei and gained the brow ot'the ittulT. «Ithough ih' dinner bell was ringing in tin ir ears, and a nnM> dinner awaited them. Then, as the exprsM wen  pail, of editing a pB|i«r, it lot a «mali portion ofthe wuik. The industry is not even shown there. The eure, the taste, the time, employed in «eleotiag i« fur moie iirp4>itant—and the tact of a good editor is belter t-hown by his selectioiiK than by any thing else; and lhat, we all know, i« half the battle. But« as we haxe, said, on cdiior ought lo be estioiaied, mid his lubors understood and appreciatod» by the genuial ctinduvi of his paper-iia iour->iia lempcr'-ita manncr-iis liiiiform, ccnsivicnt course«it« princi* pier-its aims-iiM nianliness-its courtesy-it« digliity -its ptuprie'v. To preiertc all these a« they «nould btt |>i<.'8ci vid, is enou|^h to occupy fully ibe tinte and uitintion ol mun. Il io ibi» bu added the gen-eial fU|H:ivisit.a td news| opcr cstublubuicni, m hich most cdiiois have to cncounler, ihu wonder i«, how ihcy can find time, or "luud i'oom,"lu write at all!  ORIGINAL ANliCDOTBi. .\ i«>lly Mt of (tishmen, U>o() companioaa end swoin lirotlicrs, had made up ihcir mind« to leave the "old sod'* and Mend their way through **lill A* meriky." Tliey were five in number: two PlMldyst onn Murithy, oiMi Danni«, mkI <Hta Ttoague. It to happcnod that the vessel they were lo go in ooeld •niy lake f«>ur ofihem. Who ilien alwuM aubiuit o ih« hard fate of being left behind and ae|ieratad r«Mu the darling crew, was a qu««ti<Ni which |Maad •very moiliei*« Mtu tif them. At length hooeal l'ka|iuerxclaimfdt**Arrah! I have it. Well «eat •Ol« to see who «hall lemain." But one fméiy -wuie it wa« eoi geuiell le do lhat thiag. **Vott know, l^iNgue." uid he,«*ihat 1 am an ortkmHi' t<«N,nnd I can wotk it out by the rahief mltraaifw« MhicU it M great deal hatter. Ililt you Vmiat «U a* 4[r«a KI abide by ihe figure».** All ^vnm plsdfad hemaelvaa lo do «o, Pat preeeedcd? **W«n, iheu-— aka HmUjt (Wm IHiddy you can*ii hw lake Ommís mia MarfAi* and Teague remaba. iMr < iVagwa, mvVwel. and ttV yen that maS ff^  He who ia uitMi II Texas, ia sakl to wdoration by thegreat ma  expert •( a)MMM«aaiÌeèilltaia o U aaiHIed ta^ hlgjiiM M-  loftkaTriiaa   

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Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.

Genealogy Made Simple

Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!

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Introductory

$9.95

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Take advantage of our Introductory Membership offer and become a member for 1 month only for $9.95!

Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!

Your Membership Includes:
  • 25 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
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Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a 6 Month Membership only for $99.95
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Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!

What our Customers Say:

"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.

"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.

"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.

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