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GALLIPOLIS, OHIO; OCTOBER 10, 1850.
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Where shall we trace the power which
. In union sweet all kindred minds,
Tis where the feelings of a friend
- With truth and virtue haply blend.
Where friendship's spirit kindly flows,
- Around each joy in beauty glows;
It leaves a thousand charms im press 'd
And gives to life its finest zest. -
When days of sorrow and of care
- Urge on the mind to sad despair,
The hand of friendship will sustain,
Nor seek to comfort you in vain.
In memory's vision, friendship tmiles,
; And oil the lingering hour beguiles,
Disdaining a'l the wiles of art,
It glows in every virtuous heart.
Sweet friendship then is not a blessing,
'" To be worn or cast aside,
But a firm and priceless treasure,
- And more valued when most tried.
The hand of friendship, may its power,
' Be felt by thee in sorrow's hour;
Be faithful in each changing clime.
Endeared by absence and by time.
EWINGTON, Oct. 3, 1850.
Properties of different kinds of Corn.
Indian Corn, according to sor
Jehnson, contains starch, oil and
albumen, but in very different pro
portions, according to the seed which
is analyzed. The Southern corn has
a fair, proportion of starch, and of.
oil also. Another variety, (the name
we did not hear) has a large quanti
ty of starch, but no oil; the pop corn
bas an undue proportion of oil; so has
the rice corn; sweet corn has but lit
tle oil, but a considerable amount of
gluten, &c If starch is required,
the corn containing the largest pro
portion of this ingredient should be
selected; if to fatten cattle, corn con
taining oil should be employed. Pop
corn is dependent for its peculiar
powers (if we may so speak) upon
the quality of oil which it contains,
its popping, by which its whole char
acter is changed, being the result of
the expansion of the oil contained
within the cells; one barrel of this
corn, when popped, will make six
teen ; barrels; one barrel of rice corn
will make thirty-two after popping.
Reference was made to wheat, which
is said to contain usually about two
percent, of oil, while corn contains
nine and ten -per cent, of the same
material., Thus it will be seen that
a knowledge' of the structure of the
seed has to do with the subject of
raising and fattening cattle, and with
- Raii.koa.d3. An exhibit of the
affairs of the Ohio and Pensylvania
Railroad Company, has been put
forth by the Directors. - The road is
to extend from Pittsburgh to Crest
line, near Galion, in Ohioj a length
oflSS miles and connects with the
Befftmtaine and Indiana and the Ohio
and Indiana railroad; one running to
wards Jndia,ndpolis and St. Louis,
and" the" other to Fort Wayne, Chi
cago and Oaiena. It also intersects
thir Cleveland, Columbus and Cin
cinnati .railroad.' The ' company
ha ve the authority of issuing $1,000,
000 of bonds for the purpose of con
. articling' the road, which" will cost
when completed to Massillon,$2,8S5,
tiOO.; ' Witfi portion of these bonds
thiTcombany has bought thajronfor
the" road from Pittsburgh to Massil
lori, a distance bf . 170 miles.- From
tfca latter plaice to Crestline, 78 miles,
if is estimated tnatlhe trading and
bridging wjjl cost $ 100,000, of which
250,090 have been raised by bcai
subscription, . The whole wori is to
H completecHn 1853. . s y. t
MONDAY, Oct. 7th, I860,.
The Railroad Meeting at Point Pleasant.
The adjourned Railroad meeting
at Pt, Pleasant on the 2nd inst., was
more numerously attended and mani
fested more enthusiasm than any
popular gathering we have witnessed
since the last Presidential election.
The number in the court house,
where the organization took place,
and in the yard around, may safely
be put down from eight hundred to
The meeting was called to order
by the Chairman of the former meet-
James H. Couch, Esq., Chair
man of the committee oppointed at
the previous meeting to draw up and
submit a report, read the commit
tee's report, prefacing it with appro
priate remarks, enlarging and eluci
dating the matter of the report, and
closed with a well directed appeal to
his Virginia fellow-citizens to unite
with energy in an effort to procure
the extension of the Central Railroad
down the valley of the Kanawha to
its mouth. His remarks on the value
of this improvement to Western Vir
ginia, and to the country along and
adjoining the Kanawha valley were
appropriate and forcible. Gen. New
som, of Gallipolis, read to the
meeting some written remarks em
bodying numerous facts, showing the
advantages of a Railroad connexion
of central Ohio with central Virgi
nia. The Secretary read a number
of letters from gentlemen who had
been invited to attend, but were pre
vented from so doing.
Henry J. Fisher, Esq., being called
for, appeared and addressed the meet
ing, lie spoke ot the proper and most
expedient measures to be adopted to
induce the Virginia company to push
forward their road to Charleston and
down the Great Kanawha V the Oh;
river. He mentioned the difficulties
thought that by well directed efforts
timely measures they might be ove;
come. He pledged himself to exert
himself for its accomplishment while
Richmond (he is a member of the Vi
ginia Constitutional Convention) and to
attend the meeting of the Company at
Louisa Court House on the 17th inst
After Mr. Fisher had concluded, an ad
journment for dinner was carried
The people of Point Pleasant, with
generous hospitality for which Virgin
ians. are renowned, had provided a fine
dinner on a liberal scale. The table
extended the whole length of the yard
surrounding the public buildings, and
well supplied, as the eight hundred
who partook can testify
When the meeting was called to or
in the afternoon, the report of the
committee from Ohio, drawn by Gen
House, who had personally been over
proposed route from Gallipolis as
as Jackson, was read with some ex
planatory remarks by S. A. Nash. This
report, accompanying which is a map
the country throHgh which the route
passes, we presume will be presented by
House himself to the meeting next
Wednesday. Indisposition prevented
H. from being present at the Pt
meeting.) The official proceedings with
report will be found below,
On the whole we think this meeting
auspicious commencement. ihe
numbers present and the enthusiasm
manifested shows that the proposed im
provement has taken strong hold of the
popular mind, and that any measures
looking to its accomplishment will meet
hearty co-operation of the people,
cannot close this brief notice with'
expressing, in behalf of those who
visited the Point from Ohio, to Messrs,
& Rosebury our thanks for gen
erously conveying all attending the
meeting from Ohio across the river free,
the promptness and desire they
manifested to accommodate all.
Proceedings of the Meeting.
an adjourned meeting- of the citi
of Virginia and Ohio, held at Point
rieasant, V a on the 2d day of October,
to take into consideration the ex
tension of the Virginia Central Railroad
mourn of the Great Kanawha
H. Couch. Eso.. choir.
of the joint committee on behalf
Virginia and Ohio, appointed at the
primary meeting to collect facta and in
formation upon the subject, made the
following report (See report below.)
Mr. Newman offered the following
resolutions, which were adopted: :
Resolved, Unanimously, that the re-
George W. Rtribling, George W. Sum-
port by the committee appointed at a
meeting of the citizens of Mason coun
ty, Va- and Gallia county, Ohio, held
at Point Pleasant, on the 14th dav of
Sept., 1860, to report to an adjourned
meeting, to be held at the same place
on this day, be adopted, and that the
Chairman and Secretary sign the same
on behalf of the meeting, and that a
copy thereof, with the proceedings of
this meeting, be submitted to tbe next
General Assembly of Virginia, by Ro
bert T. Harvev, Esq., the delegate from
this election district.
Resolved, That James M. Choin,
Charles Olendinen, Nathan Smith, and
m. i - ti r.i. i A tA
votaries i. Demo uo n uuuiuikwc v
contract for and superintend the print
ing of five hundred copies of said re
port and proceedings of this meeting,
in pamphlet form, for distribution.
Resolved, That Henry J. fisher,
mers, and Benjamin H. Smith, Esqs.,
be and they are hereby appointed dele
gates to represent Mason county in the
meeting of the stockholders of the Vir
ginia Central Railroad company, to bj
held at Louisa Court House on the 17th
James H. Couch, Ean., offered the ,
following resolution, which was adop-1
Resolved. That a committee of five !
be appointed by the chairman, to meet
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uanes vji. tjuaw, me njjmrer
veying or reconoitering a route for a
railroad from Covington to the Ohio nv-'
cr. mm uuer mm any launun m,
veving the route down the tvanawna
r7V.u j r,i i m
The Chairman appointed Charles T. I
Beale, James II. Couch, John VcCul-,
lock. Mai A. Rrvnn. nnd fifnrcn Moor
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sum commmus. . I
On motion of Charles Oeuzet, the
is directed to forward copies
ot the proceedings ol this meeting to
the Richmond, Staunton, Lewisburgh,
and Kanawha, Va., papers, and the :
Gallipolis. Jackson, and Chillicotlie. O.,
papers, with a request that the editors ot
said papers publish them
On motion of S. A. Nash the meet
JAS. C. MURDOCH Society.
The Joint Committee from Virginia
Gallia county, Ohio, at Point Pleasant, ti
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a., on ine inn aay 01 cjpiemoer,
k V ,7P u 00 ""Jturned mef "f J !
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r .k-v:,;i. f-...i i em
road from Covintrton to the Ohio river, i
respectfully submit the following report: :
The improvement of the bed of the!
James river was commenced in the year and
784, and as far back as the year 1 8 1 2, '
John Marshall, James Krackenndge and
iuui uwsi i;uiinill3ai:jiit:i 3, aiipijliueu IU
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view opi-tnin ricfira in the f;rmmn. 1
wealth of Virginia, examined the James
river from Lynchburg up, crossed the
mountains, and with much difficulty and
danger descended the then unexplored
They recommended the improvement
the James and Jackson rivers to Dun-
lap's creek, thence a turnpike roid
across the Alleghanv mountain, and the
improvement of the Greenbrier. New
Kanawha rivers to the' Ohio.
Subsequently another survey of the
same route was made, and an indepen
dent canal to Covington, a turnpike from
thence to the Kanawha, and the im
provement of that river was recommen
ded as the best mode of accomplishing
great object of connecting the Eas
tern with'the Western waters of Virgin
In the year 1823, the State having1 ,
previously purchased Ihe improvement ;
the original James river and Kana- 7"'
Company, adopted the above re-
commendation, and commenced deeo-
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ening and widening the old canal, the i "
of the Kanawha turnpike down
construction of the Kanawha turnpik
the improvement of the Kanawha
river, and in 1P29 the Kanawha road
extended to the Ohio river at the
mouth of Big Sandy.
Since that time the canal has been
completed to Lynchburg, and partially
The whole cost of the James river
Kanawha improvements, including
cost to the State and individuals of
Kanawha and Big i-'andy turnpikes.
been seven millions of dollars
Thus after a lapse of more than a half
century, and the expenditure of millions
money, the only connection between
East and West through Virginia, for
than half the distance from the
"river, is by a mud turnpike and
Great Kanawha river, rendered more
difficult and dangerous of navigation bv
aouar ever spent in its so-called
would seem therefore that the
scheme of connecting Richmond with
Ohio river by means or a canal and
improvement of rivers, after an ex
periment of sixty-six years, and the ex
penditure of seven millions of dollars,
now to be abandoned .
is hoped that prejudice and un
willingness to abandon a long cherished
of accomplishing an object dear
all, will soon yield to reason and uni
versal experience, and that the end will
longer be endangered, or rendered
of accomplishment, by stubborn
persistence in the use of means that
end in disappointment and loss. . as near
In 1836 the Louisa Railroad Company5
- pmowu tun ucgisiaiur
Virginia, and they have constructed a!
ruraa iron, a point on me tuchmond
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north of Richmond to Gordensville,
irora uordensville the road has been
completed to Charlottsville. and from
Charlottsville is in process of construc
tion west to Staunton, and will be com
pleted to that point in a short time.
By an ac: of the Legislature of Vir
ginia, passed on the 2d of February,
1850, the name of the Louisa railroad
company was changed to the Virginia
for the purpose ol completing the con
struction of their road from the junction
By an act ot the same Legislature th
lxuisa, now the Virginia Central rail.
road company were authorized to in
crease their capital stock by the addi
tional sum of seven hundred thousand
dollars, for the purpose of extending
their road from Staunton to Covington,
and of this nmnnnt thn Kfnta 1- A ..t.
cr-rihn tnrpi..fififi R . .,k
act of the 8th of March, 185 , certain
counties mpntinntvl in uniH st
thorized to subscribe for nt.t tn ... "
..-.a Virginia Centrnt Railrn.H. , r
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those counties, Greenbrier and Monroe
hove subscribed each the sum of fifty
thousand dollars, which will insure the
subscription ot one hundred ond fiftv
thousand dollars bv the State, and, as it
13 confidently believed the construction
0p ,he road to Covington. The liberal
subscription of one hundred thousand
J..TI i .l. . . . .
juunurs uy me cuuuuea 01 wreenbrier
and Monroe, both lying west pf f'ovin"-
ton, and neither touched by an improve
Secretary ment terminating at that point would
surelv not have henn m.-.,t ht r-
belief that the road would be continued
west through their territories to the Ohio
ienrrai Kail road Company, and th
bonds ofwid companytea .mfm!,
not exceeding one hundred thousand
dollars were iruaranteed bv th ,...
C J -mig
The road then being completed from
Richmond to Covington, more than half!
the distance to the Ohio river the Blue
ridge passed the road teithin twenty
five miles of Greenbrier river, the orin
cijiai iriuuiary 01 new river, itself the
main sem of the Great Kanawha
within reach of the immense trado and
travel of the great West and Southwest
and the lakes it is impossible that
. i r
can mere siop.
It cannot be that Virginia will'then
ndon the long and ardemly cher
iined scheme of connecting her East
and V estern territory that she
w,u tnen loTeZ tha rlv means of
"resting the sinking fortunes of the
iate ol making her people Eas
W est one in feeling, interest, an
Jrapres?ed with the belief that this
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great central improvement would be
continued to the Ohio liver, the Leg
01 irginia at its last session
authorised the Boad of Public Works
employ a competent engineer to
survey and report to the Board, the
nearest and best route for a railroad
Covington to the Ohio river,
In pursuance of the authority so
vested in them, the .Board have em
ployed a distinguished engineer,
Charles G. Shaw, who is making the
survey of Greenbrier and New riv
ers. Diversity of opinion exists as to
best route from Covinrton to
Charleston some contending for a
location down Elk river to the Kana
wha, and thence down the Kanawha
others for a route down Guvan-
river to tho tlliin Kni Irutbmn
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rTa"o route is down Greenbrier
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cl lu "3 jucnu iui iew river,
iew river to its junction with
Gauley, and from thence down the
Kanawha to the Ohio river at Poin
Some difference of opinion exists
as to the route the road should
from Charleston, or from the
of Coal river twelve miles be
and it is contended that the
should leave the Kanawha val
at one of those points, and go
the country to Guyandutteor
mouth of Big bandy. It is said
the friends of the Guyandolte
terminus, that it is nearer from
Charleston to the Ohio river at Guy
andotte, than to tbe Ohio at Point
Pleasant that a road . terminating
atGuyandotte would strike the Ohio
miles lower down and nearer
Cincinnati and that Guyandotte
at the town of Guandotte so ob
the navigation of tbe Ohio in
water, as to render it difficult
often impracticable for boats to
over it when there is sufficient
below to Cincinnati. .
From Charleston to Paint Pleas
by tbe turnpike road, is firty-three
and from the same place to einia
Guyandotte by the turnpike road is(nawha
miles, and to the mouth; er
Sandy .sixty miles, making a that
in favor of Guyandotte, nificent
supposing the road could be located plished,
as the turnpike, of four miles, favor.
But ia seeling a grade practicable
ui.iora ranroaa mere is no aouoi Mat
the distanco would be much increased
jand perhaps rendered greater than
the route down the Kanfwha vallev.
The country through which a rail
road would pass down the Kan a
wha valley is already graded by the
band of nature; there are no valleys
to All up, or hills to cut down; it is
a country unsurpassed by any. in
Virginia for the salubrity of its cli
mate, the fertility of its soil, or the
extent and value of its minerals. ,
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onloe , aucce5jion of U e h
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-uu.J,ma" companiive.y un
productive, and offering no single
facility for the construction of a rail
road, either from the course of its
streams or the range and direction of
There can be no doubt that a rail
road can be constructed from Charles
ton down the Kanawha river, at an
expense very far short of that neces
sary for the construction of such a
road to Guyandotte, and to the cost
of the road must be added the cost
of a bridge across the Kanawha at
In view of the . immense amount
of business that must be done bv
the railroad and the steamboats on
the Ohio river, it becomes an object
of paramount importance to termi
nate the rend at some point on the
river that will afford to boats at all
seasons of the year, and nil stages
of water, a convenient and safe land-
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ing.ana a ueep ana saie nai Dor. I lie
Ohio landing at Point Plensant from
its depth, and freedom from snags
and other obstructions, is notorious
ly one of tlie best on that river,
while the great depth of the Kana
wha nt its nmuth, renders it the sa
fest and brst harbor from Pittsburgh
Guyandolte possesses none or these
advantages for ihe terminus of a rail
road. It has no harbor in which boats
could safely lie in the summer, or be
protected from ice in the winter, the
landing in low water is difficult, and
often impracticable by reason of
Guyandotte bar, which extends some
three miles below the town, and in
deed from the town to Twelve Pole
bar, a distance of nine miles, there is
not a single safe or convenient land
ing for steamboats in low water.
Supposing the railroad to ter.ni-j
nate at the Ohio, and that the river
alone should be re'ied upon as the
conduit of Southern and Western
Iravel and trade, in that event the
single fact that by the river, Guyan
dotte is forty miles nearer Cincin
nati is all that cou.'d be justly said in
favor, for in all time past when
boats could get to Guyandotte, they
have with the same freight got to
During last summer and this fall,
more steamboats have been aground
fast at four mile bar, only nine
miles above Cincinnati, than upon
o'her bar or shallow from Pitts
burgh to Cincinnati.
Coming from Cincinnati up the
Ohio river Ihere is four mile bar,
Charleston bar. Brush creek island,
Greenup shallows, and Twelve Pole
all nearly as shallow, and some.
the difference in the character
ihe bed of the stream, more diffi
than Guyandotte bar. From
Guyandolte to Point Pleasant there
no obstruction in the river so diffi
as those just mentioned below
liut it can never be that a great
central railroad through Virginia
terminate on the Ohio river, it
and will seek a more safe, uni
and reliable connection with
Cincinnati, the great centre of the
Western commerce and travel, than
be found by the river.
In the State of Ohio there is now
process of construction, a railroad
Cincinnati through Hillsbo
to Chillicothe, this route inter-
the Cincinnati and Sandusky ject
railroad and is already completed to
At the last session of the Chi
Legislature a company was incorpo
to build a railroad Irom GaUi
four miles below Point Pleas
through Jackson to Chillicothe,
distance of sixty-one miles. The
has been surveyed and found
practicable and easy, and only
thf decision of the terminus
the Virginia road; should that de
be in favor of Point Pleasant,
road to Chillicothe will be built
passu with the road from
Charleston, and a direct connection
formed between Cincinnati and
Sandusky and every Atlantic city of
union. If the route of the Vir-
Central railroad down theKa-
valley had not a solitary otb-forty-eight
recommendation, the single fact
by that route a scheme so msg
difference could be so easily accoin-
should be conclusive in its
From Point Pleasant to Cincin-
through Gallipolis, Jackson and
Chillicothe, is one hundred and fifty
nnles; rrom ouyandotte to Cincin-
nan by the nearest practicable route
wone hundred and seventy miles,
so that at no point on the Ohio river
ttiiiiiu icocu ui ma iigniia oii u ai
railroad can a connection with Cin
cinnati by railroad be so easily and
certainly made as from Point Pleas
JAMES H. COUCH.
Signed by the Chairman and Sec
retary in obedience to .resoHition of
the meeting for and til lel.dlf of the
ROBT. MITCHELL, Pres't.
J. C. MURDOCK,Sec'y.
We have not space for all ot the
letters read. We make the lollowinz
extracts. Dr. S. Patrick, a member
of the General Assembly of Virginia j
for Kanawha county, writes as follows:
BLUE SULPHUR, Sept. 20, '50.
ing short of a continuous line of
Railroad from the city of Richmond
to the Ohio river can arrest the sink
ing fortunes of he State, in the cause
of internal improvements a well as
a commercial, agricultural and
manufacturing point of view. I have
alwiys regarded the route through
the Kanawha valley as the most
feasible, having regard to distance as
well as practicability. It is well under
stood that vigorous efforts re being
made in other portions of the State,
inlist both the people and the Leg
islature to support a scheme which
io connect wan tne Mississippi
much lartlier bouth. I o carry out
this plan it will require the construc
tion of some seven hundred miles ot
road through a region in and out of
the State, perhaps presenting more
obstructions than any proposed line
road in the Union; and if it were
possible to accomplish a work so
visionary, it would of necessity dis
appoint its mendi ana tne public it
must be evident to all that will ex-
amine the subject without bias, that
terminus would be too far below
some of the great commercial cities, I
command the trade and travel oil
rrat Hrt Wishing i Imt vrmr "
efforu mav do much to promoto the
great object of the meeting, "
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.uci3. vuai ics Ajcaic aiiu utiicis.
Fro m the Hon. S. Price:
LEWISBURG, Sept. 23, 1850.
Gentlemen: I have
years been an humble advocate of
improvement, and although I
cannot be with you in person, my
and best hopes will be with you.
I look upon it as the greatest im
provement of the age, calculated to
a greater influence upon the
destinies of Virginia, than all her
improvements combined. Ev- wtl
means should be employed to to
it on. I hope your meeting
be Iruitlul ot much good,
With great respect,
I am your oh't servant.
To C. T. Beale and others.
From Dr. Wm. N. Patton:
LEWISBURG, VA., Sept. 25, '50.
Messrs. C. T. Beale and others.
oentlfmen: w w in the
by all that wide scope of inter
of your meeting you have)
hearty concurrence, and I only
that I could not contribute Ohio,
somewhat to forward your efforts by
you some evidence ol the de
sireofour people to see them sue tance
and furnish some statements ia
:.,, ,u. : i n- i. . ana
showing that Ihere is no difficulty m
way, but want of capital and ,ated
disposition io invest it. The vote distant
Greenbrier and Monroe, of which
are informed, furnishes only a that
expose of the feeling on the sub-1 or 1
country to be affected by it;
I do not hazard too much when
affirm that no question was ever
presented to a people upon which
were more unanimous. You
therefore. I think, endorse for
the mountains, as ceing- iuny
to co-operate with you in
noble efforts vou are making.
practicability of the route, I en
no misgivings; but upon this
we shall soon hear the authen
report of the engineer now en
in making the survey, touch
in brief, are the views I
on this question, and trust
deliberation may guide you to
wisest course of action. J can
conclude without expressing my
admiration for the interest mani
by a part of Ohio, in a work
beneficial, but esssential
italitv of Western Virginia.
magnanimity- like this that will i said
sectional prejudices makes ( could
in feeling and interest, ana procuring
practically teach that we ira broth
aati ers of the sam compact, Identified ia
interest, and one in feeling. Yoa
will please accept this as an apology
for not responding in person, to the
kind and complimentary invitation
j to be present and oarticipate ia tbe
1 am, gentlemen,
Your ob't servant,
WM. N. PATTON.
From the Hon. W.Smith:
LEWISBURG, Sept. 20, 1850.
To C. T. Bzauc, and others.
ving most cordially the object of the
meeting, and believing that object to
be deeply interestins to the friends
of internal improvement, in this part
of the country, it would be exceed
ingly gratifying tome lobe present.
and to participate ia the proceedings
and meisures which may be adopted
on the occasion referred to. That
gratification, however, is denied me.
1 am, very respectfully.
From the Hon. John Brought
MADISON, Ia., Sept. 23, 1850.
Geni-lehes: I fee!
great interest in the Railroad im
provements of the country: they are
emphatically the improvements of
this age. they benefit all classes,
but especially the agricultural en
hance the price of real estate brings
distant points into close proximity,
and affords not only tho most speedy
and safe means of travelling, but the
most expeditious, and certain avenues
Wishing you every possible suc
cess in your enterprise, I remain
Very truly .
Your ob't servant,
Messrs. C. T Beale and others.
From C. Hendrick, Esq.
KANAWHA SALINES, Va., Sept. 24, '50.
0ved native State as the only bond or
means whatsoever that can ever maka
the citizens of East and West Vir--
ginia, what they should be and what
an elevated patiotism desires above all
'"g9" 0"e people the same in interest.
feeling. In destiny. Mountains inter-
M,osed ha mad! th'TI trDre'S and al-
". j ..s
o oppo8ing ;nd
leel,ng or antagonism which 1 fear la
. Gentlemen: . I look up
on a central Kailroad through our be-
rapidly growing upon us.
1 hope, gentlemen, the proposed mee
will be fully attended, and that It
may result in much good towards fur-
therinar its mreat obi.. .
Your obedient servant.
From the Hon. J. M. II. Beale.
This gentleman forwarded loathe
committee two letters; the first giving
reasons somewhat at length for pre
ferring the mouth of the Great Kana-
terminus ror the Virginia road
any point below. We regret our in
to publish tbe letter entire this
week. Mr. Beale is the member of
Congress for the district in Virginia op
posite to us. The following seems to
been written alter a conference
our own member. Mr Vinton.
HOUSE of REP., Sept. 21, 1850.
To C. T. Beale. and others.
Gentlemen: In addition to what I
you this morning, I have now to
, from information derived from Mr.
Vinton, that it would be much more
(practicable for the people of the State of
to unite with a Virginia Railroad,
terminating at Point Pleasant, than at
Ouyndotte,for the reason that the dis-
irom roim neasant lo umucotne
fn'7 .y-four o, sixty-five miles,
oniv some tnirt? miles trora the
Pointto,ome ,Mioa on their contern.
Ironton Rairoad; whereaa tho
from Guvandott brwiTof
Ironton, or any probable connexion with
road to Chillicothe. would be 105
10 miles; shewing a difference of
45 miles, or near GO per cent.
J. M. H. BEALE.
Woman Instantly Killed. A
woman feu on the steam
"Richard Henry Lee" yester
and run a parasol stem into her
through her eye. She died in
Cin. Com. .
rOThe Lancaster Daily Gazette
that there are rumors afloat, of
played upon some banks ha
tha! vicinity, and also upon individ
uals to a large amount. At present
Gazette does not feel at liberty
make disclosures. - The forgeries
amount, it is said, to $10,000 or
fT'Some heartless scoundrel has
in the habit km some time past
poisoning the cows m the neigh--'
of St. Louis, Missouri It
that-the only objectwhich .
prompt such villainy is tha
oi mo nice.