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J- USREY Editor and Proprietor. VOL. Ill- A LITERARY AND POILTICAL JOURNAL--A FREE PRESS MAKES A FBEE PEOPLE DECATUR, ILLINOIS, FOR THE WEEK ENDING THURSDAY, JUNE 4, J. ASB FUUUSBXR. per year, $1,50 Hate nf ahtrttsmg.

lw I aw 3m I 6m $1.00 125 3 00 4 00 0 0 4 Ten lines of minion arc counted us a square The of insertions desired must, be on the or they will be corttin- i until ordered oat Mid accordingly. I Diiplayecl lulvertiaeiacnts charged according to they occupy. Spwial are charged i-0 pbr cent above analratei. Batmen carili not exceeding 8 IIHM, cr advertisements mult bs piid for 19 tt- raiuc. OFFICE, in Stapp'i of brick building on Wtttr Dtcatur, Jan.

15, 15S7 If A Saddle and Harness Mannfnelurers iyOn the West Hide of the Public Squatfi adjoining the Post Office, DECATUR, ILLINOIS. 22, 1857. A I I A A Dxatur, Illisoii, i P. tl. KL1XE, Fn.i r.R, mKivc i i i under eralfcankinfrLs.w of the State, prepared to bay and fell Gold, Bank Notes, i Ki chunge of or riny of the pnnciyial eitic? in Iha Ifaiol, distount Imjinesf fnr custn- malecollectioiis and i a i a the usual and ilo any other legitiiout.6 Bankinj; husi a StSf 19, From the Herald of Freedom.

I Remtembw- I remember--I remember in the dying of the year, When I used to pine and sicken For a little human cheer; How unto my crazy letters Came her answers warm and true, Quickening all the blood within me-I remember--yea I do. I remember--1 remember When I reached my homo once more, HOIT I hurried thro' the city 'Till I stood before her door How I leaped the atnirivay, How the stnring servant With tlie message of the stranger-I remember--yes I do'. I remember--I How my uolisli pul.H'* shook, When she met me in the parlor With th" old Moved look How my cj-si wet their How it thrilled me through and through When her dark orhj leaned toward I do. I remember--I rememlvr All oure.tni5st poet-talks, All our mystic Held in HOIT i7e Wiiic'i the Prophet-paintiTi iir.j» And the 1 of marble I remember--y-H I do. I remember Hovr her my moody nntun-'.

l.ik^ a -iweep of 11 v.in^-' A the IVilowil.ip.-he gave me. the penc that from crew. And thp parting-I I do. The Indian Hater. Colonel Moredoek was course of three years each successively fell by Moredock's hand.

All were now dead; but this did not suffice. He made no avowal, but to kill Indians had become his passion. As an' athletfc he had but few equals; af a shot none, in single combat not to be beaten. Master of that woodland cunning enabling the adept to subsist where the tyro would perish, and expert in all those arts by which an enemy is pursuedfor weefcff, perhaps months, without once suspecting it, he kept to the forest. The solitary Indian that met him died.

When numbers were descried, he would secretly pursue their track, waiting for a chance to strike at least one blow, and if white thus engaged he him- I self was discovered, he would elude them by his superior skill. Many years he spent thus; and though, after a time, he was in a degree restored to the ordinary life of the region and period, yet it is believed that John Moredock never let pass an opportunity of qupnching an Indian. Sins of commis- sion in that line may have been his, but he had non! of omission. It is an error to suppose that this gen- tleman was natrrally ferocious, or pccu- I liarly possessed of those qualities which, unhelped by provocation of events, tend to withdraw man from social life. I On the contrary, Moredock was an ample of something apparently sclf-eon- tradictory, certainly curious, but, at the i same time, undeniable; namely, that i nearly all Indian-haters have at bottom loving hearts, if anything more generous than the average.

Certain it is, that to the degree in which he mingled in the life of the settlements, Moredock showed himself not i human feelings. No i cold husband or colder father Ive; and though often und long away from his household, he bore its needs in mind, and provided for them. He could be very IHonpE. S. Thorpe Tapper, an I i a a par excellence, yet conv to ft 00 8t ory, though nev- i a kiivd of sentiment towards cr i i a exploits, and sung a cap- the red in that and so acted i a i on Hospitable, not backward to i .1 i i help a neighbor, by report benevolent as A his i as i i to merit A linoii.

in Sons'Hall, west room- the tribute rendered to his memory. (ribttlive. while, in a general'manner, an22-lvl a i cnn nf a wo- J. A I A I I I WAIT GALLHER. 'l rORXEYS and Uuur Illinois.

nsclors at Law, Iccntiir, lj jan22-lvl John Moredock was the son i i i i thrice, and thrict a of widowed B. McBRIJJE. M. PHYSICIAN A SURfiEOX. UECATCR ILLS.

Office, east a i street, 4 Bro. 1'rug Store, oppi a a The three successive of th'-M wom'atf had been pioneers, wilderness to wiKk'rnoiTs. a a oil 1 i ih. lust found herself clearing, a a There slin joined a company though sometime grave, as is not unusual i 0 i men of his complexion, a sultry an'd tragical brown--yet with nobody, Indians exempted, otherwise than courteous in a a fashion .1 moccasined gen- i children she a tleman, admired und beloved. In fact, CLIPPINGS- The man who made an impression on the heart of a coquette, has become a skillful stone-cutter.

A man, hearing that a raven would live two hundred years, bought tne to test the truth of the assertion. Never insult the modest by ribaldry, the grave by levity, nor the pious by contempt of sacred things. Never be guilty of any of those offences against decency propriety; if you are, you are not a gentleman. Gratitude is the music of when its chords arc swept by the gentle breeze of kindness. In the mouths of many men soft words are like roses that soldiers put into the muzzles of their muskets on holiday.

We often excuse our own want of philanthropy by giving the name of fanaticism to the more ardent zeal of others. Never hear ungenerous strictures upon the conduct of a woman with a quiet smile, instead of saying in thunder tones, "It is false, sir." is but a stream I go a fishing in. I drink at i but while I drink I see the sandy bottom, and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains. I would drink deeper; fish in the sky, whose bottom is pebbly with CHILDKEN'S IDEAS or N.

Y. Puritan says A little child of an acquaintance, who has just begun to talk, the other day said he thought "Heaven must be a pretty When asked why, he replied, alluding to the stars, "they have such pretty nails in tho floor." Dow, in allusion to the exclusion of many would-be-church-goers from the sanctuary, by reason of high pew-rents in our fashionable churches, remarks "The reason why a majority of you go to Beelzebub, is because you can't afford to heaven at the present exorbitant The Poetry copy, sir." "Oh! ye-ye-ycs, eh! what did you say?" "More copy, sir." "The devil you do! How much do you want?" Four sticks, sir." "Jeremiah, bring out tho machine--tho cx- chnngcs are scarce--no murders, thefts, or seductions--that's right, old boy; ece if the screw is adjusted, the crank fattened, and tho gudgeons well greased." "All right, sir." "Well, commence." "The night was dark and fearful Tom went mowing by, Their discord filled my ear full Ot mournful melo-uiE. Uow wistfully wo gazed out, But sunk back in despair; There's misty, foggy out, And I see no "foeline" there. "Hold up, Jorcmiah that's entirely too cat- rgorical. Alter the guage a little; there, that will answer.

All ready." Push the bout off from the shore, The winds are blowing freo Steady, now, we txmd the oar, And pull out for the sea. The sun is riding to the cast, As bright as woman's eye; The pale moon looks above tlie trees, Like a puncake in the sky. "Stop! stop! that's a from the snblimc! Turn a little slower commence." "Twas night, and gloomy darkness had her ebon veil unfurled, And nothing remained but gas-lamps to light up this ere world. The Heavens frowned. Her twinkling orbs, with silvery light endowed, Were all occult, on t'other side thundcrin' big black cloud.

Pale I.unn, too shed not her beams upon the motley groups, Which lazily wero standing round like new, disbanded troops. A death-like. 1 stillness e'er prevailed, o'r lerec, Inne and street, iVud tho whole eternal city from the Vide Poche to Bremen, and from the brink clear out to Crimp Spring -where they drink so much beer oji Sunday, and waltz wusser than Nathans' lioss in the circus--seemed for all the world just as it' it was wrapped tip in her winding sheet! "Put the confounded thing away. It don't work right. I don't bcliove the moon is right to night--look to the almanac and Louis Hcvciilo.

Serving a Wa It is singular whilftajo'te make to accomplish its tcts. Bolts Bates and bars are of littliil Cupid'i picklock contrivanf-his will devise ways and OS to open all. A young gentleahad courted a fair damsel of thw pitJ; wat 8uppwd the two in time 3 "become little qu lovers' quarrels Neither would on their side--i enco were mu match was broi tleman iramedii Orleans, to trivial nature, as 'ly arc, occurred, the wrong to and correspon it back, and tl The young ge: to Ne csnimercial ness, thinking Stance-would lesson the attachment realty'fe)t for the young lady. When the wis or thinks she is injuredf one she she 19 more apt thaaiale sex "to bite off her own saying is, to inflict pain, and be ijhl on the offending object. A gein that the young lady had once rt renewed his proposals and was af within a week after the old lover (barked for the South.

On reaching leans, he found that distance, instweakening bis attalh- ment, only lady dearer, and ft became mcla and first lew received from New ha conaequc tthepr 1 eCtof -hen they an kept in i other thing to Lo! if- htiD ere th whft of the cellar to other, buck, and repeat the At the end of tht" wan, although he reeded I od I be released front 1 bin prices At a Sunday School examination tlie teacher asked a boy whether, after he had no one was more popular. muo His bravery, whether in Indian doors east of to to the new country of or a other) 13 un -r-nestSonabb. An ipofiu- Templar', Illinois. On the (Mstern side of Illinois i flfl rj cer in the ranging service, during been standing and repeating, he coul forgive those who had wronged him. "Could you," said the teacher, "for give a boy, for example, who had insult a.

A. Smith, 1 VRRIAGE Wagon a a Docntur. Illinois. Will famish Central Illinois will) he atest and most approved styles of Carringee, AHordtra promptly filled at Jlremely tow priset. Drs J.

B. M. McCLURE, CJ I there were taken tin settlements but on the i war of 1812, he acquitted himself with ihc west side, tlie chore of the Mississip- raore t)l crcdit hia lj a ar acter, this anecdote is told, Not lon'g after Hull's dubious surrender at Detroit, pi, there near the mouth of the Kas- kaskiu, some old French hamlets. To Q. F.

Wessals, A A and Pooler in H.ir.ts, Shoes, Leather, struct, hop at thl sign of the Big Boot. 15. the i i i of those haraleU--very mno- Moredoek. with some of his rangers, rode cent and pleasant places--a new Area- at night to a log house, there to din--Mrs. MoredocVs party was.

destin- morning. The horses being attended for a among the vines, ei (0i sup and sleeping places a to They ass ec tfo troop, the host showed the sh in borits, do- Colonel his best bed, not on the grourtd. like the but a bed that Htood oil legs. out erf delicacy the guest declined to polizs it. or indeed, to occupy it all when, to increase the inducement, )' as the host thought, he was told that a neral officer had once slept in that bed.

asked the Colonel. "Then you must not take offence," said the Colonel, buttoning up his coat, "but, really, no coward's bed for I ESPKCTFULLY a to tlie citizen Djcjitur i i i a arc ur i i located, nod hnve Liken rooms over I a i i i I I i 1 a i i i i i a i I Oil mil times to attend to mailers i i i th'J i be i a i i A i 'f he teetli nml gums. i i i i i teetb i I in the most upprf'VeU style. ar.il irerits wailed upon at their i a res- iou'l'l'. ices.

A work warranted. sepli7-tf C. C. Post, nOil-S'liY and Counselor ot Lnw, Hceotur, Office in the n.irth-west corner of the urt House, with Curt. Post.

jun22-lyl I in.id'j the rock uf liic a vv on the i i i i w' held to hind and drag their a a i by strong Here a party of I i a i in wait, rushed oat and iiiiirdcivd a all of I The i among the victims, i i excepted, who, some I era! G. M. Wood in Plain mid Dry Goods, 5ru- catur, Illinois. jan22-lyl fifty miles i a was following with second a lie was i i upon manhood, when thus left, in a sole survivor of his race. O.her youngsters might me, however comfortable." Accordingly he took tip with valor's bed--a cold one 0:1 the At one time the Colonel was a member of the Territorial Council of Illinois, and at the formation of the State Government His nerves wero electric wires-- rom se'f-puBaussion, could be made ncith- DR.

K. W. cr to (lush nor pale. I is said when the his professional services to the citizens tiding! were brought him he was ashore, 111U JLH I I Ul I.UU kJfalhbL have he a was pressB to become a candidate for of Decatur and surrounding county. JIc i i EDMial nUention tu the dinner ol venisi PISE.tSESOF irO.VE.Y A bopes byclpjc i to business to merit rentonableVnarc of patronage.

C. in Wykiiff's new bmldjng, over D. okwood Boot and Shoe Store. were told GEORGE WOOD EALEKin Beacl.T-mado Clothing Furnishing goods for Men andBovs wear. Main st.

I eeatur 111. SOT. W1856, a hemlock, eating his and as the tidings after the first start he kept on a i but slow und deliberately, i the wild news v.ith the wild I meat, as if both together, turned to chyle i. i B. F.

SIBLEY, M. HOM05PATH1C PHYSICIAN, Aim ACCOVCHXS. OCee under TempUrs' Illr. 18M. A.

DBNTIAL OPKBATOB IX AVINS perman DEALE generally, i done with accnrau; Mwon count 111. Office in Smith'ii Brn ton Hubburd's Store unices Bufgess, exits, EAL ESTATE, and DIIATTING, Decatur, Jng, over Strat- 4 Mason, Chicago; Decatur T'J'Carter, Davii.MUoom'tn' MrtBnt, C. H. EiUler, ftcatur. AM batman.

SprinrfM; C. H. Moore- Clinton SHOP. S1SS 4 OKiyMBNTlL PAIJITBB, GLAZIER, PAPER-BANGER, c. Contr of Main 1 9ZCAIUB ttl- A.

B.BUNN. BUNK A TTOBN-IES it Law, Power'nNewBnildi Htwtur, Jan. S. 1-1 S. OOODE.

IE. 111. K. McWilli.i-.-~, A TTORSET and Connif tor Illinoii, will ituad promptly to wteutoi to hit tut, BLANKS BLANK OF ALL KINDS, for Sale at Office. should sinew him to his intent.

From that meal he rose an Indian hater. He rose, gr his arms, prevailed upon some comrades to join him, and without delay- started to discover who were the actual transgressors. They proved to belong to a band of twenty renegades from various tribes, outlaws even among the Ind i a a who had formed themselves into a marauding crew. No opportunity for action being at the time presented, he dismissed his friends--told them to go on, thanking and saying he would ask their aid at some future day. For upwards of a year, alone in the wilds, he watched the crew.

Once, what he thought a favorable, chance having occurred--it bsing mid-winter, and the savages encamped, apparently to remain so--he anew mustered his friends, and marched against them; but, getting wind of his coming, the enemy fled, and in such pan ic that everything was left behind but their weapons. During the winter, much the same thing happened upon two subsequent occasions. The next year he sought them at the head of a party pledged to serve him for forty days. At last i the hour came. It was on the shore of the Mississippi.

From their covert, Moredock and his men dimly descried the gang of Cains, in the red dusk ofeve- jning, paddling over to a jungle island in mid-stream, there the more securely to lodge for Morcdock'g retributive spirit in the wilderness spoke- ever to their trepidations now, like the voice calling through the garden. Waiting until the dead of night tho whites swam the river, towering after them a raft loaded with their arms. On landing, Moredock cut the fastenings of the enemy's canoes, and turned them, with his own raft, adrift, retolved that there should be neither escape for the nor safety, except in victory, for the whites. the whitet were; but three of die Indian) laved themselves by taking to the itreim. Moredoei's band not a man.

Three of tho murder en survived. He knew their names and poreons, In the Governor, but begged to be though he declined to give hia reasons for declining, yet by those who knew him, the cause was not wholly unsurmis- cd. In his official capacity he might be called upon to enter into friendly treaties with Indian tribes, a thing not to be thought of. And even did no such contingency arise, yet he felt there would be an impropriety in the Governor of Illinois stealing out, now and then, for a few days shooting at the red skins, within the limits of his chief magistracy. If the Governorship offered large honors, from Moredoek it demanded larger sacrifices.

These were incompatible. In short, he was not unaware that to be a consistent Indian hater involves the renunciation of ambition with its objects-- ed or struck you "Y-c-s, sir," replied the lad, very slow ly, "I--thing--I--could, if he big ger than I am." The following is printed in sober earn estness in the Spiritual Telegraph: A MIDITATITE DOMESTIC of our patrons in Kalamazoo, Mich igan, wants a female domestic in the fam ily, who is meditative and would be wil ling to sit in the family circle for commu nion with spirits. A short time since a letter was dropp'ei into the Philadelphia post office, to be sent to New York; but there was no pos tage stamp on it, and it was letter not reaching its destination, a terrible hue and cry was which re suited in the discovery of the non-pay ment of the postage. The letter con tained a draft for 12,000. six large crack ers, break in small pieces, pour warm water over thont, let them soak a few minutes, then bring them' to a scalding heat; add one tea-spoonful of tartaric ncid, one of essence of lemon, and sweeten to your taste.

Bake like green apple pies, for which it is a very good substitute at this season of the year, when ftui is so difficult to be obtained. Slowly but surely do the "last legs" the miserable rillibustur. Walker, appear to be dropping away from him. Like the rats deserting a sinking ship, such his deluded followers as can are fleeing the country. He is still described as in an "impregnable position," probably so impregnable that ho cannot get out of it alive.

A remarkably ugly man, as as silly, said to lute Philadelphia wag. who had wit enough for everything but making money, "Why, Smith, how thin you are You'll never pay the debt of nature, I'm afraid, but will dry.up and I A 111 i i 1 the pomps and glories of the world. b)ow a a wdl you thttt OXE or TUB the Baltimore, American, defcribing a visit to the penitentiary At the outside of the gate stood a neatly dressed woman, youthful and talking with a prisoner through the bars, with one of the guards standing alongside, it being ugains the rule to allow the prisoners to have private conversation with any one who may viBit them. Their hands were through the bars, and all the evidences of earnest affection wiis evinced by poth patics. There being but little work for tho prupncrs now, they were allowed to prolong the interview for upward of an hour, and would probibly remained m-ach longer if permitted to' do to.

On inquiry, we ascertained that 'the priwner then icrving a term of several yean for tempting tho life of his wife, having cut her throat inflicting several severe etabs inhejr breast, from the effects of which her life wit for a long time despaired of. The husband fled, but was finally arrested, tried, and convicted on Iho testimony of his wife; and the interesting female on the outside of the gate was the forgiving wife, who visits him regularly to condole with "him nnd comfort him, full of regret that the did not exert hcnelf to prevent hit incarceration. Typo Belting, in early times, was not remarkable for its exactnesi and accuracy. In 1561 a book was printed called the anatomy of the mats. It had only 172 in it; but tho author, a pious monk, obliged to add 1 pages to correct blunders.

TKif lie attributed to I lie special instigation of the "devil." A printer's wife in Germany lost her life by feloniously meddling with types. She went into the office one night and took out the word "lord," in Gen. Ill, 15, where Eve iv. debt, at all events; for you owe nature so little." B. dough' lectured in Cincinnati, recently.

Here is one of his A long, lean, gaunt Yankee entered a drug store, and By you the drugger "Well, I suppose so I sell drugs." "Wall, hev you got any of thii 'ere scentin' stuff as the put on their handkerchera "Oh, yes "Wall, our Sal's gwiue to be married, and she gin me ninedencc, and told me to inwest the hull amount in scentin' stuff, so's to make her smell sweet; if I could find some to suit; to if you hev a mind, I'll jeat smell round." The Yankee, "smelt round" without being suited, until the "drugger" got tired of him, and taking down a bottle af hartshorn, got a seen tin' stuff- that'll suit you. A single drop on a haakercbief will stay for weeks, and wwh it out; but to mutt take a good, big Amusing Mistake- Some years ago--so we have been informed--a captain of the Dragoons, who is still in the service and generally esteemed as a brave man and efficient officer, was ordered to the frontier to pacify a hostile tribe of Raws, Potawato- mies, Sioux, Cheyennes, Black Peppcra- ries or some other unmentionable aborigines, who had given trouble to the borderer. On his departue he was instructed report to the War reaching his destination, whatever suggestions might occur to him for the therance of the objects of his expedition. The brave captain, who was more at home in the saddle than in the dictionary, and who would rather have stood a shower of th'an have written a letter, dispatched the fallowing laconic and peculiarly intelligible missive Departpartment: "Sir, all that the Indians wants is peas. Yours, Of the various niearis of pacifying the Indians, peas, we presume, had never suggested themselves to the learned gentlemen at Washington, and the original proposition of the bold captain rather took the bureau by surprise.

Gen. Roger Jones was Adjutant General at that time and perhaps, for aught we know, received 01 that occasion his first glimpse of the necessity for kitchen gardens in the He handed, the captain's letter to all various officers fit Washington who weref likely to be experienced in frontier war-f fare, and all agreed that as much difficul-i ty had been encountered 'in quelling Indians with grape, the captain mig possibly intend to use peas as ammu tion, though General Scott I pacific dish of soup might be contemp sed. Peas or war, however, seeme York from 1 of his, announced that his old fas to be shortly married to anotfis course was quickly taken--the morning saw him on board a pac bound for Goth sail The passfortunately was and the potf chafed and fretted go much that (engers began to think him derangsc a fugitive escaping from justie instant the veisel touched thihe darted for the office of a friend'yer- It is to be supposed much surprised to see his fiiigining him a couple of thousandfay. After the you are just in time your i leas wa where the end would be It is precisely 1 TM thus. We know that i a be as uninhab'itabje to see tr' g- Miss old sweet 11 to be married this morningf o'clock.

To tell you the truth believe there is much love aboJ girl really thinks more of your head than the fortnnatNn's whole bedy." "Goor' Where is ehe to be a sub. T1 iame. Don' bnde It tnatten i 1 "Jthing about he 'Heavens! thes mine be the generally understood alter; and proposals were about to be 33 tised by the Commissary Department an almost fabulous quantity of popular edibles, to be delivered 0 an officer 1 arrive in Washington who'-was with the captain's orthographic ities, and fully relieved tin the War Department by Illl Taj tnc- nil 1 lb Secretary that the. 'Captain labit of writing "peas" for Louis Republican. in THE STEAM Fiau Stcam re Engines are giving great 11011 Cincinnati.

In that city, where population 8 last approaching two lou Ilt li ess by ftreoVer insurance, last year, las been only $26,000. Thof cit has se'veu team firo engines, and a smy efficient, disciplined and responsible fire brigade, and this forces so well orginip'hat the most conflagrations are ewj? ter control. A striking innatifire is, that the po hewttteifl invisible, the lutancc off, and the pipe-' ed or impeded in their hat not less that seven bear atone time upon be ft terrible one, (in un stand up undor tumult, disorder, xatement of any sort in usually a brief liarityat Cin- wliich propels being some never crowd- itiona. Thunitii are broi ilozo ahd ettufet. Iridtflncx ont of his aginc id en ance er men I Hall Kedii owurwd.

8he GOOD man that is a man.icr'a voman, and omething human about uibbles and the hear ordidness of wh i i mbject to her husband, and the verse read "and he shall be they fcbl," instead of "and he aball be thy lord." It it aaid ihe.wat put to death for her wickedneu. It will bo understood that printer! of an early edition of tho Scriptures were to heavily fined aa to be utterly ruined for tearing out the word "not" from- one of the. Ten mandments. There to an edition called the Vinegar Bible f- oi the Bible the Vineyard beinp tlie'parsble of vinegar. neow, you pat it to my jptej-' The hartshorn, of course, Yankee down, as liquor hasmanj a Do you suppose he got up and.

smelt again, as the drunkwd Stttke; but rolling up his fists, he cverl lubting, idea, 'he diiliked A with I iNEWSPAPERl.

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