OUT WEST. [No title given for original.]

KENDALL, of the "Picayune," gives us the following idea of what is considered rather "a lively place" in the Southwest :--

They have a little town "Out West" which appears to have been overlooked by Dickens and other English travellers of his class, and which is "all sorts" of a stirring place. In one day they recently had two street fights, hung a man, rode three out of town on a rail, got up a quarter race, a turkey shooting, a gander pulling, a match dog fight, had preaching by a Methodist circuit rider, who afterwards run a foot race for drinks "all round ;" and as if this was not enough, the judge of the court, after losing a year's salary at single-handed poker, and whipping a person who said he didn't understand the game, went out and helped Lynch a man for hog-stealing.

Notes: New York Spirit of the Times 14.1 (2 March 1844): 1. University of Virginia Alderman Library.

Erin Bartels prepared this typescript.

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