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pCBLlSOXO VUr XllLHSDAV BY
-7URNAS & L7ANNA,
oni Story noadlev Elock, tlaia Street,
. CItOIVS VILLC, ? T.
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If raiJ at tb erdof 6 1
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! mcntha 2 60 j '
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- cj of 15 or tmre will I furmLfd at $1 60 j,er
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Tree to Fora and Emulate ALL their Domestic Institutions in tlieir om raj, subject cnlj to the Constitution of t!ic VnltcJ States."
BEOWN VILLE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1860.
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Attorney at law,
S SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY
AND . ;
Heal Ilstatc A?cnty
: liiiows villi:, n. t. 4 ,
I .-. mtrERSCKa. .
TTr .Vm.TcMJI-, Montrose, l'-:
15 S. Uentiy.
j '.a 0. MiHr, Chicago, 111.
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Cabinet & Wagon-Haker
r.,- rre-t .,. Sixth and Seventh,
M niton x. t.
,IUI3 5 of CiMHf I w.rs ilea..,
J. B. "WESTON,
ATTORNEY AT LAV,
Main Street, one axr aooe
prcem?er I, 16S9. -
" C. V7. WHEElii
Architect and Builder.
''uOlARY.IIEVETT , .
TLUMSR AtlD DSESS MAKER.
V 'ui m ?i f,r alvcuya on hand.
Tames w. oiuson,
V. L. M'OARV.
O. B. HEWETT. E. V.'
.UcGuiv,' Hewett & TJiomus,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
AND ' ' " '
: SOLICITORS IX CIIJIXCERY'-
Will practice m tie Cwurti. of NctraU a,anl North
; .Vri:t. Crow, McCreary ft Cu., 5t. Li, ao
TJou. Siiua V''(li"'n,
lion. Sm.iel W. hiack,
S. F. NncEdtis ;;.,
ChorTcr Sweetie Co.,
R. U'. Furrian
t. Juisti-li. Mo.
, . , UO -ft.
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A. - COKST A
.1 JMFOJITER 1 UCALEIl IS
IRON, STEEL, NAILS,
CAS riNGS, SPKL'GS,: AXLES, FILES
X5 X5 Xj -O- TTT S f "
B X A C K S MIT II ' S TOOLS
" Third Street between Felix and EJruoud. . .
SAINT JOSEPH, MO.
WLkU te eUs at lit. I.:uis prices for canh.
N. D. Ai;e;jt for ttie'ic;elra:ea"iIoi.iXE Plows.
Highest Price Paid for Scrap Iron. -
Iccci!l'tr 1 lS63.-ly. - .- ; ,
BruwuviJIe, N. T. On. 2?
11. V ILtOX.
WILCOX & BEDFORD,
; DEALERS IN
CASTCIIX II XCH'AXGE,
X3x,oxv23."crillo, TsS". 1.'
Land Warrants Loaned on Time
From One Month to Ten Years,
Land Warrant Loaticd to Pre-mpton ; Taxet Pa.J i
Collecti.,11 untie; Real Ktte Uoutht and oia ; jiuo
Lcatcil; anUaafe Iiivctiucuts CiaJc for Kastcni Cap-
Ail Lan.1 Warrants Bold by ms arc guaranted jicrXcct
in all respects,
;Lr. Wclii.'iu'clfiB 5r,v;:KN.T- tci,-;,r-,l1,1.Hr..rosM..n..l
-rvk-. to tbecotnruuu't.
j All jo() nr.-irmii'1'U. '
I Iliivifi" oyrnianeiitly lucatod in
i-r i,i-j.rofci nal flrvices to tho afilictcJ.
yiZ-r . n Main Sm-.-t. n ov3
Acres' of Choice Lands,
For Sale in Nemaha and Richard
son Counties, Nebraska.
Tio-e lan.ls ero selCK tcd and l.ieatvl immeUately
after the LiiM S.ties. and are amoatot tLe luost valua
b!e Laii'U In U.e Territory.
We will fell tbouj at low price, ai.d on long time to
WII.COX & BEDFORD, .
llrownville. K.T-.Pec. 8, lio9.
JOSEPH L. ROY, ; "
j3 J. 2L S ES
A. X: IIOLLADAY, M. D.
' Pti -,.ec:ful!v it.f..uiiM f:lei.U in Br.-wnvllie and
niMi .l.dir vK-iiii!y UmI 1.uj. iCMiiued ?l,epracn-c !
leIitiite, Surseiy, S Obstetrics,
.ill, .t.cs''y "trK.1 attcnli-.n u In .rofcsM-rti, receive
it teueruu ptr..tisitf l.eru.U.rc eitcudwl fc.Uau.ln
,i ra.t 1ier it i M,.t... .r cavcdi'iit. a prexrlptioii
idiim-u:l l-euoue OflUe at Ci y Urug Store.
Feb. 24. '69. 33 ly
BY STATlf Al-TlTOniTY.
INCREASE OF CASH CAPITAL
Thoenix. Insurance Company,
- DEVOTED TO
FIRE INSURANCE EXCLUSIVELY
Cash Capital, 400,000 00 Dollars.
CaHi Assctts S5-MVJ12 3
' S. II.IA0M,,.rredent.
11 KEL.OQ . Secretary.
branch Offce. 3l A 33 37 St. Cincinnati.
i M. MAU1LL General Agent.
i Aomii in the iirir.cii.at Citiei nl towns in the
iiiion. J,o.oa promptly iiJ. Avi'liCatious rcccir
IjJ ixilicic? iuf d Kiii renewed.
j - O. 13. HEWETT Affcnt.
! At UrowuvilJe, X. T.
nrowntille, N..r. 17. 1S39 ly
. Main Street, j
nncw.wiLLG, IV. T..
Clocks. Watches & Jewelry.'
' j. SCHITTZ :
JL Would auuotmcctu tUr jtiizeiiii o! Br3nvi;ie
VyV aul viciniiy lLat he U.u loCiited UiirihCit in
iSLjIirowtiViUf', aiiiliiiteu'tf keepa.K a full a?iort.
uifcin nt ereryLuiup lu liueof tiiMiica. wL.iU wiil
ten'.U low for c'ii. lie wi 12 4 1 to do &11 kindH of rt
pairtiiKvf cl.K-kb, vfctite ttiii jeweiry. All voik was-,
CITY LIVERY STABLE.
' tYM. ROSSELL, -,
BHOW-VVILLB, N. T.
. Announces to the public that lie Is prepared tn accon;
nn-date those wi-bins with CarriapcK and Uupplrs ; to
re:her with e ixl jfe tinrea. forciufort and ease in tra
vellinc. He will also board lore by tbe Ijy. otk or
trS-TERMS FA J'ORA BL.CS
June 10, '6S. 50tf
IQnS. F. KIS'NKT. ' ' CHAS. F. IIOLLT.
KINNEY &: HOLLY,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
X12KIIASUA CITY, A' T.
Will practice ia t ie Charts of iliis Territory Collec
tion and criminal busiueaa attended to ibrtughout
brask i, Western lawa and Missouri. Will attend the
Courli at Brownvilie. v2nS3-6m
E. S. DUNDY, -
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ARCHER, RICHARDSON CO. N. T.
WILL, practice In tte levefal Coiirtsof the id Judical
OUtrici 'id attend to all matters connected with ttc
Professicn. Wm.McLennas. E., of Nebraska City,
will a3Ut tup iii f Ho prououtiou of impo. tautiiuita.
. Sept. 10, '57-11-11
; GEORGE EDWARDS,
OFriCLMain Si, Emlof Kinney 3- Holly' cjice,
Nebraska City, I . 'I'.
Pcrvonr'who contemplate building can be furnished
with Dcign3.Plsnt;.SpoHflcations. .Vc, fnr bul!din?soi
a:iyclars r rirlety of Hyle, and the erection of tbe
aiaie iuverintendc I ir daired. Prompt attention paid
tj bitsiacisf rom a dutance. ' 6'itf
From tbe Corucn '(Kiclt. Courier.
Operations of a Earner la MIcfcl
' gan. ;
Many of our readers have heard cf
the' absconding of Jan:?3, C' Wallace,
who had been for some months past car
rying, cn a banking and broking business
in this place,
afloat: the most
x.lany laise rumors are
extravagant : stories are
circulated and believed. ; vm tor u:; pt
few days no little exe'lf rn,:it has been
felt both here - and iiVetroit, as to- htj
whereabouts, and the amount of his ill
gotten pains. ...
All that is known of Wallace by our
citizens has been learned in their busi
ness transactions wiih him; of his ante
cedents even his most intimate friends ia
Corunna know nothing. His first appear
ance in this place was on the Cth of May,
1859. He introduced himself to our cit
izens as James C. Wallace of New York,
anl stated that he was looking up a loca
tion to get into the banking business, pro
ducing testimonials as to his character and
capacity, siii.ed by Bowen, Holme3 &.
Co., the well known silk and dry ood
men of New York, and endorsed by L.
A. -Everett. Cashier of the Broadway
some days before this he had left one of
Lis drafts with Messrs. Ires, which was
passed to his credit and sent to New York
fcr collection. . After he was last seen
on Thursday a dispatch was received from
the People's Bank, stating that the firm
who purported to have drawn the draft.
Lad ro account at the. Bank,', and that
Ihe cfiicera of the Bank knew nothin? of
TYPE & STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY
Wo. 163 Vine St.. bet. Fourth ana Fiftn,
C. F. OrIJRISCOLX & CO
anufacturerc and rlealerJin News. T!ook ana Job
1. Type. Printing Presses. Cases, (Julliea. Ac., &c.
Inkc. ml Printip? Materia! of Kverv Description,
STEHIlOTYriNC f allkind Books. Music.
Patent lloUicine Directicns,.ToLa,Voou ngrevingr,
Brand and Faltern Letters, varicnsstyks,
ST. JOSEPH, MO,
WILLIAM CAMERON, A. II., Principal,
Completely organized as a first class Female Boardine
and 1) iv School. .Number InmiPd to I-'o. including
boarders. Scholasrjc rear commencing first Monday In
September. For Catalogues, witb fall particulars, aa
dres tbe Principal.
Ausust 4tb, 1S59. v4a4tf
I NEWS PA PERS,
i Of every description, for sale at
I SCIHITZ '& DEUSER'S
! .outh-east corner Main and Second,
BEOW NVILLE, N. T.
' SHE fli IBS
Mv Nil FACTORY!
--T0IIX W. MIDDLETON; .
UKRFnr i!if..'nu tl-e v-h.ic tliat lie lias
l.K;iHa liimlt iu ttiiCi:y u"J Upr, psiel
' i e.ve tli.i- in mt .f jiiyUtiiiK in lui line.
"'-y. ii. v e tel hi spk-Ic "i:L rare a:U 'il m inuiacturc
'' I .rtic e uf everylliiuic ni"-ci. He ileeiiit il un
1 ''j.j iirniiitir4tc; lntwl! keop.-n hand eveyarli-
"Miiiiyoli.uiiel iu S.t'l'lle aiJ lUriipfc t-impN.
JOHN W. AIll'l'i.KIOV.
" Br vnv;!l MT 12. Iii4fi-6ni
N E W
iSOOT e& SHOE
imOWNVlLLE, N. T.
Emuscriber would rcitiectfTil!y inform the citixeua
k "wavilie ami vicinity, mat be ba Ix attd here for
P'-i'P-ae-if in.innf.irtn: mp boot and Sliue to order.
I- M.n. hi wjnl ,r a tnitfrior article will do well to
' nd ,vC tlinr measure
, lairmc promptly and neatly done.
; E. GRKKN'.
"" nvillf jn'r 7 15!.
iff ffl T HI
(Orer Si igle A Urecnbaum'a Clothing Store,)
Erownvllle, N T.
Tbe proprietor would ret-pet-tfuliy irfr.rm tlie pub
't he hax opened up and established f:r t,hc re
!i 'nt of the inner man, at the abof e meiitioned
i.lae. iu."e all can beac-oininoditted with taoii-t
f Wine? and l.iquo.g, and rnioTthe imitliiriir in
fluence cf tbe best qn.iILtT of ezar?. A finfc elas
PbrUu's Pdtent Combination Cushion--, with all the
mudcria irajTi rement-i, i. nl?o cn the jrticiscs fir
the cnjoymunt of all who dohtfht tn thu frmtlcman
It and tcieutifio came. KVAX W0KT11INO.
September 22d. 1819., nll-6m
Life Insurance Company,
Hartford, Conn. '
Incorforaied ly the State of Connecticut.
Capital Stock $200,000.
With liu-jeand -reiijg jurj!or rrcuiptF, lecure
!.T invested uml.T the'eum-tim nnd j proval jf tbe
Ooiuptrwlicr T Public AccouLts.
orricnns and directors :
JAMES C. WAT.KU'V, Predeot.
JOHN L. Iff XCK, Vico Prc-iideat.
ELIAS tilLU Seerc tar
L. U. DICK.LUM AN, General Agect.
Atfrd GiH, " Diintel Phi'.lips, Jobii L.Duncc,'
K. IM nlget, J. A.Putler, ll. I). Di.-keruian
N.'N'bcu.r.un, J.im. Coit. Kslion Unllirter,
i..J.'. i Jauioa C "Walllcy. - , . i . '
S. V.. T5orefor.l. M I, C.n.u!tinj Tb vician. !
A. S. U!!!idy,M I. M'-Horil Kx.-Miiiner.
Apptit.'-itiiiii uccivid by K. W. M'KNA S. Ap't.
I,S-t , Hk T. pvi'lr. N.T.
CITY TRUIIK STOEE.
FASSETT &. CR03SL1AN,
Traveling & Packing
VjILISLS, CJRPE T UJGS, iVC.
South West corner of Pine and Cu
Saint Louis, 3Io.
i . . , Wc are now prepared tv 411 all order!
11 ")Tir l.Jin onr lin iib promi'tuex" andonilnj
.S-TV V V V!'c UiUht ' 'i-'!-iul5tera. Our stock W
"JiJLjUiarFe and complcie ami all .f cur own
manufacturing. Those in want of article in o'ir line,
(wholesale or retail) will do well tngivc u a call be-f-re
purchasini: elfcwbere. A hare of j)ublif patron
acr :!i'''t1 nl8v3-ly
A. W. ELLIOTT,
j3T tlx r s ery
Cor. Broadway anillTasJi Street
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
Tlaviux pnrcliasr-d the entire surf cry stock of John
Sicerson S; Bro , 1 am prepared to ( Iter to the public
the larpe-t and bett selected stook of Fruit Shade, and
Oraamentat ftees, hhrul-s and plant ever offered for
sale in the 1v.t. M"e tre determined to offer such in
ducements to tree planters and the trade as will ensure
the iift entire satisfaction. Descriptive catalogues will
be furalfcbed, and unv iuformatlon given by addressing,
, A. W. KLLIOTT,
' Saint Louis, Mo.
November 3.r, 5!i-Ty.
1 I II I K
L-aal - - --
COUXIL BLUFFS, IOWA.
' WILLIAM F. KITER,
Would respectfully inform the citizens iu Western
Iowa and cbrnska that be ua t-pene.i a vrsl ciaxs
Cindcry. nud the inly one ever established in this
section of country. I am now prepared to do all kindi
of work pertaintrg to the business.
Harper's, (ir.ihain's.GodeyV, Peterson!). Arthur'
UaliouVi, Frank Let-lie's, Knickbocker, Wa
ver!, Hunt's, and Putnam's Magazines,
, . . eir York Ledger, U'lllouV Picto
rial. Harper's Weeklr, Scien
tific American. Yankee
Notions, Mnsical Review, Les
lie's Illustrated, Ladies Repository,
j Ladies Wreath, Atlantic .Monthly,
Music, Law, Book?, and Jew.papers, or
books of any kind, oldorncw, bound or r bound
in tnemofi approveastjie-1, on suori notice ana i.w
prices. Old family Bibles robdund so as to Kokand
wear equal to new.
'August 2 t,18o9. . . . t7-ly
DROWtf Si. CL.IXTOX,
Forwarding & Commission
No. 78, North Levee, St. Louis, Mo.
Orders for Groceries and Manufactured Article accu
rately Oiled at lowest pontile rate. Consignment for
aale and re-hipmrnt respectully solicited. Shipment,
of all kinds will be faithlully attended to. .
Messrs. Olt Bea i Co St. Louis
Bmlett.McComb &Co . do
Gilbert. Wiles tt Stannard . do
ITon. T H Bufitni-ton AnditorSt.itc of Mlsaourl
JQUarmon. Esq. Cairo City. 111.
MesrfMolonr, Bro' ii-Co' XewOrlesns, Louisiana
J 1) Jackson. Ksq.
Mexars Hinkle Guild k Co,
V llummar Co
Brardcll i Crawford
WooitruiT 4. llu-iiiuston,
May 12, 1SC3 45-3m
. Lonifville, Ky.
Beards to wn,Iil.
.' in-; rented ti e Interest of I.jke anil Fmmerson in
-T! L r '"" S em Saw rl Gri Mill. atin.i'Uirc to
. '.fpnutic that be Is pi-e.'-ircM f. acctmml3t the
, Jfnsof Krownviile ana Neniiba County with a sn
. c Muaiiry of lumber or ail kind. Aim with tbe
l'lill.t.l.prvc all in tbat hue.
Remarket j.rireat all times p .-j rr lg and C. rn.
',.' f h',-ir.fsi.f Xool. LiV &. F::pinrW,ii wii: be
' M by Henry Lite. All future b i-inc" c r v iewed
I 't"ond,i,nM. ' JKSjsE JVOKL.
, 'wavilie. April 1 l-.l w-
JAMES HOG AN,
BLANK BOOK MANUFACTURER,
Southeast cr. 2rn arsil Locust Sfs.
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Al'kirdnnf B'.ank Books, nude -f the best -p-aper-rnlefl
to any pattern, ami ewd in the new ln:j.r(,vcd pate
L-irtA.Rir:s pehiodicai.s, i.itjsic.&c,
boriiil In ar:y tfrlc. ani attl:c shortest not; e.
Caving l.i; a varied t lie Prrniiuni at f.ie laft Me
rlianicV Fai-.'v.p fee's !i!p: t in iiitirSu; sa'.Ui actios
to all who ni :vCn 0 j.j t c;jj.
A. D. KIRK,
Attorney nt law,
Land Ag:eat ami ?.'otaa y Public.
Rulo, RicIiarJson Co., X. T.
Willpractieein the C 'urtsof sistXcbraska,
Ailar linzand Ileunett. Nebraska City.
''"ATTORNEY AT LAW,
REAL ESTATE AGENT,
Falls 1!ity, Hichardson County. Nebraska
Wi ! z -e prompt altcnti n to ali professiona! busi
no? it'trasled to hiscare ia Ekbar '..-on artj atljoiaing
c.uiitiet: also to the drau ing of deeds, pre-emption na-
Pr Kr..' c. MsrlJ '.V n46-ra
Th eunders;cnsl hvimr bail pin;d.-r:ili' Tinri nn
1 I iii planting and cultivating Usao Oririec Hclves. here
by it;firm the pnli'.jc that they arc nowjrepared tocon-jt,-ct
either planting, settine Uiera out. or griwir.i and
ri.tira'ing the fenre complete. Gnwinj eles of
Cieir planting csn be seen on tbe farms of S. W Ken
ucdy, G. Crow, J. Sieen ami others in this cvjufr
P. C. i. T. X. AXDR3.
Bank, and Dennison & WykofT, grocers,
of New York. The well known respon
sibility of these gentlemen-their high
commercial standing, together with Wal
lace's plausible manner and business-like
method of proceeding, induced our mer
chants to give him encouragement, and
he being pleased with the place, as he
said, determined to commence operations
at once. lie purchased a safe, hired an
office, and then went to Detroit to make
a deposit and arrange business there, he
returned on the 12th, and the business of
the "Exchange Bank of James C. Wal
By his straightforward dealings, h:s
promptitude and obliging disposition, he
soon gained the entire ' confidence of the
community here, a3 well as of the banks
of Detroit, as his operations there show.
His obligations were always met when
due, his notes were always honored, and
everything went along smooth and nice
until it was discovered that we had been
walking in the dark on a cake of ice, to
the end of which we had come, and were
now floundering in the water. Wallace
had taken much interest in town improve
ments, was liberal with his lime and mo
ney, and really seemed a valuable acqui
sition to the place. There was, however,
some things about him that could not fail
to attract the attention of those best ac
quainted with him his style of conversa
tion to those who were iutimate with him
was not in keeping with the position he
occupied in society he was low and vul
gar, and given to obscenity. He had
too, at times, when excited, a nervous,
broken manner of expressing himself a
fact which he evidently knew, an enJea-
vored to guard against. His business
here consisted entirely of a legitimate
exchange business; he loaned no money
and borrowed none, but contented himself
with chanaing money, and' buying and
selling drafts and exchange. Sever
times he has gone to Detroit and other
places, to be gone for a few days, during
which time he would closehis onice.
About the 1st of October he went to
New York, and was crone seme ten or
twelve days ; when he returned he gave
out lhat he had made arrangements to
admit a partner, a. man by the name cf
Thomas It. Johnson, who, he said, was
to invest $S0,000 in the business, and no
tice to that effect was published then ia
our columns, ihe partnership was lo
have commenced on the 10th of the pre
ent month. On Tuesday, of last week,
for the purpose, of meeting his partner.
and rectifying a mistake he had discov
ered in his account with one of the De
troit banks, as he said, he went to De
troit, carrying with him a small hand
it i t
trunw; ne was to nave ;been back on
Thursday, but did not come. No unea
siness, however, was felt by our citizens,
as it was surnosed he was waiting fcr
Johnson; i or was the least suspicion en
tertained until Saturday, last, when one
of the firm of C. &. A. Ives came to Co
runna, and. attached the safe and furni
ture in his office. Many then thought
there must be some mistake, and it was
not until it was discovered tha he had
taken with him all his clothes that it was
generally believed that he had absconded
many were even ioth . then to be con
allace s operations here were . not
arge SI, 500, at the outside. It is in
Detroit that he has made his largest haul
he even waited on some of his custo
mers here, to see if they did not want
their deposits, and actually refused to
take money oCered him on the morning
or his departure. Meeting one of our
merchants in Detroit, he offered to let
him have some monev, but of another he
borrowed S100. ' " "..v
In Detroit he waited upon D. Preston
& Co., C. So A. Ives, A. II. Dey, the S.
Bank of Michigan, and the Farmers'
Mechanics' Bank, all of whom he has
windled to some extent the probable
aggregate of which will be from ten ta
twelve thousand dollars. lie had with
him a number of sight drafts on the Peo
ple's Bank of New York, and purporting
to hare been drawn by a Banking firm ia
These he disposed of to the genllemeu
we have named, receiving in exchange
currency and Western bills. lie finished
his transactions on Thursday, since which
tira? hs has cot been seen. It see:.n.s that
Seme days before he left, Wallace
showed a l iter from. the Farmers' and
Mechanics' Eank, requesting bin to take
and circulate S5.0Q0 of their, money. In
all prolalilry he has taken, and will cir
culate it, although the officers of the bank
will not give any information respecting
the affair. . . ;
From the same paper, Dec. 21. .'
In our last we called .Wallace a most
accomplished villain; we have cause to
repeat that expression. So cool and da
ring a scamp we never before heard of,
and yet Wallace has . soma redeeming
traits of character.
It will be . remembered that Wallace
compiled our commercial intelligence,
and took generally, a great interest in
our success. We were intimate friends,
and when, at last,' the conviction forced
itself upon us that .he had really . gone,
we, knowing how cool and determined
he was in character, were prepared for
On the 12th of the. present month, a
letter was received by Charles Kunberly,
EsqM worded as follows: r
" Nkw York, Dec. 3, 1S5&.
"My safe is looked on 1, 3, and 7.
Keep cool.-v. J. C. W."
On the same day Mr. J. L'. F. Kelley
received a letter, bearing the same date
and signature, containing theJ same in
formation, but without the ejaculatory
"keep cool." The probable intentio-i of
those letters was to mislead the people as
to his whereabouts. His saie was lock
ed on the numbers designated, and prob
ably he thought that by telling the truth
in this matter, the idea that he was in
New York would cain credence. When
the safe was unlocked it was found to con
tain only the covers of hi3 books, every
paper of value, and all his accounts, blank
notes, drafts, checks. &c, having been
A few days after this, parlies in De
troit, whom he had swindled, received
letters from h:m. He told them they
might congratulate themselves upon get
ting off so easily as they did.
On Monday, December 19, a parcel
was received by the express agent at this
place, hailing from Pittsburg, and addres
sed to Mrs. Elizabeth Slater, care of
Joseph Ireland, Esq. It lay with other
parcels, uncalled for until the following
morning, when Mr.' Ireland happened in
the Express office, the package was hand
ed over to him. The charges were all
paid. A little surprised, perhaps, at re-
. . I - . t
ceiving an express parcel wuu me ei-
pressage paid, and wondering what its
contents could be, it was carried home and
opened. The package contained two let
ters one addressed to Mrs. Slater, and
the othur to us, directed in Wallace's
handwriting. Not a little surprised, Mrs.
Slater, who is an elderly lady and a wid
ow, opened the letter, and found it to con
tain 8150. It ran as follows:
"Washington, D..C, Dec. 14, 1S59.
"Although it does not make me blush
to own that I am a consummate rascal, as
the world defines that word, I am not ras
cal enough to rob the widow or the orphan
and I therefore return you your money.
James C. Wallace."
banking business with, and, of course, I
must be exposed. As I have not room
on this sheet to tell the manner in which
I raised over one thousand dollars before
I left, I will refer you to A. A. Kings
bury, Robert W. Davis, or James M.
Davis, for all I have not told.
"In Illinois my name was,-
"ROBEET M. ClABK."
To us he writes :
"Yasui5gto-s, Dec. 14.
"You will, perhaps, think I hare ef
frontery enough for a jackass; but sup
pose you do, what do ' I care? You are
already slightly impressed with the belief
that I will do some things as well as oth
ers, and therefore you may not be aston
ished at this. ; r.
"As you no doubt had to give me a
"puff' since I left, I will only say that
you have my full permission advertise
me to the extent of the fifty dollars I
subscribed for your paper. In the same
package with this, I enclose one hundred
and fifty dollars for Mrs. Elizabeth Sla
ter, money that she deposited with me for
safe (?) keeping. ' ''
"As some who once had confidence in
what I said, may still suppose that I was
born an I bred in New York, I will take
this occasion to say that T was never in
that city till July 14, 1843.
"If any or your citizens suppose they
have any chance of finding me in New
York, I may as well say to. them, that it
is rather uncertain. I am a native of a
Southern State, and my father having
been swindled by the Abolitionists, I de
termined to swindle somebody in tbe first
abolition State where I could get an op
portunity, and I have.succeeded, in more
States than your own.
My operations now amount to over
eight thousand dollars, clear of expenses,
and which I consider puts me about even
with the damned mad Abolitionists.
"DonY understand me as saying- that
circumstances'1"' have controlled my dis
honest actions altogether, for they have
not. 1 have had to do nothing trom ne
cessity, but have acted as I have, a little
or revenge, and a great dSal because I
.1. i i ...
wameu lo. a i it PTrpPil nt mpn ana tninp-s. I ho
"I do not suppose any of youi are green i Patent Sermons of "Dow, Jr." were all
enough to suppose I arn going kto stay! collected and published in book form, and
In conr.ection with the fcregcin
print the following 1 :tteri which Las laen
sent' to us, and.v.Lich, we susj?::, 'T"3
written by the same cc:I sc; :r ' -1. A
more impudent swindler wo have. nsrer
met with: . "' !
"Wasiiixctox, Dec, 1-3.
"To begin with, ! may as well i.ll you
that I am an unccrr.promi rascal, a fact
of which you will be convinced if you
take anv trouble to inform yourself. . Qt
all my meanness, I only regret one act,
and that was the marriage ar.d desertion
of a lady worthy of a 'far Letter fats
Miss Julia F. Kinsley, cf r-Inntryrtcry
county,, Illinois. About "the Istti No
vember, 1S57, for urgent reasons, I tho't
it necessary to go into retirement for a
short time, and selected tho above nanieu
county as the asylum, where I taught a
school during the winter, over five months
quitting in April, 1S-5S. ' I went to Saint
Louis, Missouri, where I had some drafts
printed for an Orleans house, as I said ;
but which I intended to use for tbe pur
pose'of swindling somebody.
"I , then went down to Jackson, in Cipe
Giredeau county, where I pretended to be
a merchant, hunting a location in which
to sell goods I eventually, and in less
than two weeks, purchased the entire lot
of goods l-plonging to George M. Beatty,
paying 83,000 in fictitious drafts, and giv
ing my note for the balance, in tho name
of John Williams.
While Beatty was gone to St. Louis
with the draft3, 1 borrowed all the moaey
I could, and sold a check in the lown, cf
Cape Giredeau, and pocketing the pro
ceeds mysteriously left.
I next turned up in Hillsboro.the coun
ty seat of Montgomery county, Illinois
the county in which I had taught school
the previous winter. By representing
that I had received $3,000 from New
York, where I hailed from, I was con
sidered a good deal more "pumpkins"
than when I was teaching for twenty-five
dollars per month ; so much so, that one
Robert W. Davis, Clerk of the Court and
Master in Chancery, proposed thai; we
should, with Dr. A. S. Haskell, form a
copartnership and go into the banking
business, to commence the first day of
January, 1SJ9 ; and that till that time I
was to have a place as clerk in his office.
I remained in his office till the 5ih of
October, when I married the lady allud
ed to. The next day we set cut on a wed
ding tour to her sister ond other relations
in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Her
sister's husband has been a member of
the Massachusetts Legislature for several
years, nnd voted against the removal of
Judge Loring. We were in the East for
nearly two months,, and I should have
been happy had it not been that I had
deceived a kind and affectionate woman,
and one that I believed dearly loved me.
"She, no doubt, had a presentiment
that' all was not right, for several tunes
during our visit she suddenly woke from
sleep and inquired if I was hurt, and she
once said she thought I was in chains !
"It is these recollections, dear sir, that
arc continually looming up before me,
and make me miserable, yes, miserable!
I did not love her when we were married
and I only did it for the gratification of a
"I again say, of all my rascality, this
alone troubles my conscience, for I have
continually before my mind that dear,
sweet face, turned sadly up tn mine, as
if asking, "Did I deserve this!" She
was so kind and so good that I did love
her as I never expect to love another.
"But what could I do? I had deceived
her, and could not possibly avoid detec
tion, for I had not S3.000 to go into the !
2 v, ere univers
al rs Jlr. I aigj ;;as Leenccr.:
the Golden I.ra, tvhose pges he h.23 'en
riched with many kindly and gc::ercu:Iy
About ni:;o o'clock last r.: -!.t, clltcer
Nickerson wa3 ir. formed that - man Mas
dying ia a house or. the north side cf Pa
cific street, three doors cast cf Kearr."yt
nrvl immcd.ately proceeded to tL? pot .
Lut ere he arrived the spirit had ilcd, and
he'found a prostate closing the eyes ami'
jaws of what had once been a man cf
mark and f2"i- As wo said b-.for?, i;
would bo utt i ly vain to attempt givi:
the slightest d-cscripticn cf the rtekirg
filth and squalidness cf his apartment."
The bed was innocent of linen cf any
kind, and was saturated with water. Thu
floor was indiscribably filthy, and ihi
walls dank with moisture, and filled with
fungi. , Oa the table stood two tin plates
that had probably been used fcr seme
time, and never cleaned from the moment '
they were first soiled; these contained,
the remnants of his last supper. In one .
corner of the room was a small keg cf
pickeled herrings the maggots in which
were far more numerous than the f. h,
and almost rivalled them in size. On a
small table near his bed were two bellies'
containing liquorthe curse cf his latter
life, and the undoubted cause of his death.
His feet were resting on the foot-bcerd
cf his loathsome cot, nnd no portion cf
his clothing had been removed cicept hij
The coroner. Dr. McNuhy, was su.-n-raoned,
and he had the body conveyed to
the dead-house on Sacramento-str. A
post-mortem examination will be held, -and
an inquest if necessary. Thus died
Elbridge G. Paige once a man of po
sition, wealth and celebrity.
Beat!i of "Dow Jr."
The, California papers received by the
Baltic, which bring us intelligence to the
th inst., contain a touching account of
the death, in destitution, of Elbridge G.
Paige, better known as "Dow, Jr.," and
as the, author of the humorous sermons
highly celebrated under that name. We
quote from one of the papers:
A man of no ordinary fame as a liter
alur, one who has received a flattering
celebrity, who was, at one time, rich, ad
mired and courted, died in this city, last
night, at nine o'clock, in the most abject
poverty. ISo pen can describe, no language
express the intensity of filth, the squal
idness of poverty, the ineffable misery
of the apartments in which this man, un
attended, uncared for, had breathed his
last and resigned his soul to its Creator.
We speak of Elbridge G. Paige, better
known under the nom dc plume of "Dow
Jr." the author of the famous "Patent
Sermons," which have made him known
to a great portion of the reading world
whose language is English. Ten years
ago, Mr. Paige wa3 the editor and pro
prietor of tho New York Mercury, a
paper at that time remarkable for its pun
gent wit, its proverbial good humor, and
the practicable as well as charitable view
achieved a celebrity, particulaily in Eng
land, which was very gratifying to the
author. Reverses, however, overtook
and whisky down? It's a great pity your j Mr. Paige, and he took to drink. Soon
commercial editor vamoosed the ranche, after his arrival, he wrote for the Sun,
isn't it? J. C. Wallace." j then ia its jneivlian, and his writings
here any length of time; however. if you
think so, j'ou had better come and see.
"How are the markets? WTheat up
The readers of this sad article iii
hardly recognize in the subject of tho
discourse, tho rallant "Dow, Jr.," who.
used to drive out to Blcumingdale such a
superb pair of black ponies, and who va
feted and carressed in New York as cne
of fortune's great favorites. He was a
gentleman. of abundant genius; but suc
cess was his ruin. It introduced him in-,
to "fast" associations, led to fast habits,
thence to poperty, despair and death.
'.'Thre, do shet up now your tvcrkutV.
in' cry-in' and meaning I'm thankful you.
are fjoin' tf the alms-house afore right,'
so you'll be out of my way, for it's a lit-"
tie too much to have end's neighbors die.
and leave their brats to be taken care of,
by folk3 that happen to have six of their
own." The driver's wife thus delivered
her opinions as she held up a trownmug'
for the pint of milk which was daily de
She was a coarse, large woman, with a
loud, sharp voice, and. a harrassed, fret-'
ful face, and this Jast had some epologv
in her life of constant care and toil, and
struggling with poverty.
"Whose child is that?" asked the milk-
man, a broad-shouldered, sun-burnt farm
er, ashe looked down oa the small, palo
face, which had net met its third lirth
day. and down which the pitiful tears were
slowly washing, as - the child moaned for
"O, it's Miss Warner's. She lived iu ..
the south ehamber, and took in sew in'; '
but las week she went off suddenly, and,
as I told John, it's a pitty she couldn't a
carried, her y.ung 'un with her, for it
moans all day after, itz mammy, and we
have got rriore'n' we can well do to put .
bread and butter in our own childrpu'j
mouths, lettin' alone our neighbors.' "
"Won't you come to me?" asked the"
milkman, and he sat down his pint mea
sure, and held out his great freckled
hands, and then the little one rose ar.d
trotted up to him, the tears standing s'.ill
for wonder in the sweet, blue eyes.
. The small arms climbed about the roan
neck, and the. little golden head .was laid
trustingly against his strong breasts and
he looked down on the sorrowful little
face, contrasting so strongly with the ro-
bust, coarse features of the driver's chil
dren, and many thoughts rose and went,
up and down the man's soul in tb's win?:
"I'm sorry for you, from the bottom cfmy
heart, you poor little puny thing, with
your mother in the grave, and nobody to
care for you in the wide, wide world.
They'll send you to the alms-house, and
it's likely they'll hustle ycu round there,
and abuse you in the worst fashion.
"What if it was one of our little folks
at home now I declare the thought's
little more than I can stand, and Pre a
good will to take ycu along with rne. It's
true we an't very forehanded, and rre'v
got eight of our own, and motherll Icck
down struck at flrt!, but when she ccmes-
to look at that little sorrowful face o'
yourn, she il je3t say in her soft, cu.et
way, 'Jacob, you did right the Lcrd i
not goin' to forget this either.' So I guess
I'll take you along, if you're disposed tr
go. See here, Mrs. Watson, you need
n't trouble yourself to send this young 'un
to the alms-house, I'll take it if you hava
The driver s wife set down her mlV.c
mug in blank astonishment. "No, I ant
no objections," she answered, "an' Vox
glad to think the child's pervideti for ;
but it does beat rne, to think you're goia
to take it."
So the milkman went out cf tho djor
with those soft arms about his neck, a:vl
the downy cheek pressed up against his
brown cne, while there wandered up a.i.l
down his heart, like a sweet, solemn air,
filling it with joy and melody, "Inasmuch
as ye have done it unto the least cf the: e,
ye have done it unto inc." Virgir.iz .
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