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BY JAMES HARPER,
At the low price of tl fiO, in adTanee
Office in Telegraph -Raiding,
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OCT. IT. tSM.
The Coalition of Abolitionism and Locofocoism
The Coalition of Abolitionism and Locofocoism Triumphant—Wood Elected.
Judge Wood, the Loco-Abolition
candidate is elected Governor of Ohio.
We hare not full returns, but suffi
cient to show that his majority will
be large. ' This result has been
brought about by a coalition of the
Locos and Free Soilers. There is
no disputing this; the returns from
Free Soil counties show it Ques
tions of State policy, as between the
Whigs and Locos, had little to do
with the election for Governor in
counties where the Free Soil rote is
considerable. Judge Mum by keep
ing his abolition notions to himself,
and leaving the public in ignorance
of his present views in regard to hard
money, has succeeded. With mem
bers of the Legislature it is different;
elected for small districts when their
views must be generally understood,
the Whigs have gained handsomely,
The State Journal of Saturday
HorsB. We will publish a list of
members elect on both sides in our
next We now claim 35 Whigs,
and think there will be 23 Locofocos,
and 4 soecial Free Soilers.
Sewatk. the same as before re
ported, 18 Whigs, 16 Locos, and Ran
dall and Sutliff.
If the above shall prove correct
there is a Whig gain of six in the
House, and we lose nothing in the
Senate. The Statesman of Friday
evening claims one from Dark and
Shelby, but e despatch to the State
Journal says Lennox, Whig, has fif
teen majority. The Whig candidate
for Representative is elected by a
small majority in Jefferson, and the
Statesman threatens to contest it
The Whigs gain in Jefferson, Frank
I'm, Gallia and Jackson, Coshocton,
Guernsey, Cuyahoga, Clinton, Bel
mont, and Siimmit. They lose in
Licking, Lucas and Henry, and Mor
gan. We shall publish a correct ta
ble of the members of the Legislature
next week. The Cincinnati Enquirer
The Legislature. We give the
table, made out by the Statesman, of
the returns, as lar as heard from, to
the Legislature, with the explana
tion of that paper. We know of
nothing to persuade us to alter Col.
Medary's figures. The Free Soilers
evidently hold the balance of power.
The Whigs of themselves are no bet
ter off than the Democrats by them
selves. Our impression, however, is
that a majority of the Free Soilers
incline more from sympathy and poli
cy to the Whigs than to the Demo
crats. So they incline to the Whigs suffi
cient to enable them to elect Thos.
Ewing to the Senate, we shall think
their sympathy worth having.
Gallia Couhty. The official vote
of this county, which we publish this
week, includes the township of
Wilkesville with its thirty odd Loco
majority .while the strong Whig por
tion of Raccoon townshp which here
tofore voted with us, this year voted
with Jackson county. Had our lim
its been the same as in 1843 we
should have given over 500 majority
lor the Whig ticket
fJC7Bundy receives the following
majorities; Gallia 418, Athens, 553,
Meigs 328. Jackson county gives
Jackson 132, one township excluded
from their county. This gives Bun-
" ny over a thousand majority in the
' district. Not much pot metal about
that. In all but one township in
jacKson county, Burns receives
about 75 majority. Cherrington is
elected by over 300 majority. Three
cheers for the Whigs of Jackson and
Gallia, says the State Journal.
.; Latex. The following is the offi
cial figures of Jackson Con for Rep
resentatives for the two counties:
;VBurris, . 1102
' Cherrington, . 867
", This gives Cherrington 204 ma-
-jority.in the district.
fjCfBring in your chestnuts, boys,
- and cet your money at the store of
. D. N.AUard. Several new adver
tisements appear this Week to which
we direct the readers attention.
The Legislature. A Locofocos Circular to the Faithful in
following is a correct copy
a circular scattered among tne io-
cofocosofour county just previous to
the election.' The one before us was
sent to a ceitain good Locofoco
in the lower part of the county.
That part of the circular which fol
lows the names of the committee is
in writing while the balance is
One word as to the charge that
the Whigs had circulated reports as
stated under first and second. No
charges of this kind were circulated
by Whigs; it is a mere Locofoco trick.
The charge of Abolitionism first ap
peared in this circular together with
the contradiction. We do not ac
cuse the young men whose names
appear as a Central Committee- they
are merely put forward to be used,
and to screen those whose wilful and
corrupt lies, just before the election,
dates back to a time when these
young men were puking in their
If the proof of Bundy's and Cher-
rington's abolitionism was so easy
to be obtained, why was this circu
lar only to be circulated on the morn
ing of the election? The truth is
that this charge is false and those
who circulated it knew it was. But
here is the document.
As some of the leading Whigs of
this county have been active in cir
culating cer-ain false reports con
cerning our candidates lor office, it
becomes our duty, as the Democratic
Central Committee, by their authori
ty, to denv and rectify the same.
first It is reported that Hiram
G. Daniel voted for and supported
Martin Van Buren at the elected of
Second It is reported that E. A.
Jackson is an Abolitionist.
We are authorized to state, by
these ssstlemen, that the above re
ports 7 totallv false. Mr. Daniel
voted for Lewis Cass; and Mr. E. A.
Jackson alwavs has been a most bit
ter enemy to Abolitionism in all its
Furthermore, we say, and stand
prepared to prove, by th,eir own
words and actions, that Cherrington
and Bundy are both strenuous advo
cates of the Abolition doctrine, and
that they are ready to favor and
maintain the same if they are elected
Democrats be on your guard.
False reports are being circulated, to
the injury ol our glorious and tri
umphant cause, therefore turn out,
one and all, and if convenient, go in
the morning, so that you may ee to
the absentees before evening.
V. M. FIROR,
D. H. GATES,
Dem. Cen. Com. for Gallia Co.
Dear Sir: These are not to be
circulated until the morning of the
election, and then with great care so
as not to offend any Whigs who may
be favorable to our candidates.
J. E. Holcomb, Esq., has furnished
us with census returns from the fol
Springfield 1218 952
Raccoon 15lS 1610
Cheshire 1409 791
Morgan 1127 744
Gallipolis 2221 1413
Addison 932 692
Huntington 1312 971
Raccoon as given above of course
excludes that portion attached to
Jackson county. Mr. H. is now en
gaged in the townships in the lower
part of the county. Wa trust the
citizens down there will extend to
him every facility .in the line of his
Court of Common Pleas.
This court will continue its present
session through this week at least
Thus far but one civil suit, requiring
jury, has been disposed of; this was
the suit of Eri Harrington vs. Anselm
Northup. It was an action of trespass,
for shooting a horse, causing its death.
Verdict guilty damages t55. Nash
and Lewis for plaintiff; Cushing and
Firor for defendant
The criminal trials are the follow
ing: State of Ohio vs. John Pearce;
assault and battery on George With
ers; verdict not guilty. Perry and
Hanna for State; Cushing and Coombs
Same vs. Horace Curtis. The in
dictment charged the defendant with
breaking into the jewelry shop of Thos.
Wilkinson, in . this town. Verdict
guilty. Perry and Nash for State;
Cushing and Coombs for defendant .
motion has been made for a new trial.
Same vs. R. H. Supe and John Lee,
assault with intent to kill; pleas not
guilty. The examination ol the case
commenced Tuesday morning and
up to Wednesday noon, had not been de
cided. Perry for State; Nash and Brad
bury for defendants. " :
Quite a sensible shock of earth
quake was fall a Cleveland on the
The returns before as from . this
district show the following majori
ties: Welch. Daniel.
Wa recollect that a pair of Vans,
soon after the Whig nomination for
Congress, were each pledging their
counties, Athens and Meigs, for the
largest majority in the district Gen
tlemen of the Messenger and Tele
graph, look at the above figures and
acknowledge yourselves beat by the
gallant Wbigs of Gallia. :
19th District. Congressional Elections.
Dirnucra. Vmsras burns.
1. Hamilton David T. Disney, Loco.
3. Butler fce Lewis D. Campbell, Whig.
3. Moatromery&e Hiram Bell. Whig
4. Logan Ate
Benj. Stanton, Whig.
A. P. Edgerton, 1ko.
Fredrick F. Green, Loco.
N. Barrere, Whig gain.
John L. Taylor, Whig.
Charles Sweetser, Loco.
George fL Bub7, Loco.
John Welch, Whig.
5. Lueu fee
6. Seneca &c
7. Brown &e
9. Fairfield tut
10. Franklin Ate
11. Richland fee
12. A then, dec
IX Morgan dee
Jame M. Gajiord, Loco
14. Muskingum Sue Alazander Harper, Whig
15. Belmont tut
Wm. F. Hunter, Whig.
16. Coshocton dec
17. Jefferson dec
18. Wayne &.e
19. Summit dee
30. Ashtabula &e
21. Lorain ate
J Johnson, Independent.
James Cabell, Loro.
David K. Carter, Loco.
E. Newt-m, free Soil VT.
J . R.Giddino. Free Soil.
N. S. Townsbend, Ab. L.
The result for Congress is.
Whigs, 9 Democrats. Giddings, Free
Soil, Townshend, Abolition Locofo
co, and Johnson Independent.
The Whigs lose Finck in the 12lh
district by defection in Washington
county. Gaylord received only 120
majoiity in Perry and 137 in Mor
gan. Washington county could ea
sily have elected Finck against these
19th District. Congressional Elections. Deaths on the Plains.
Below we give the names of all
Ohioans who have died on the Plains
during the summer, as reporter at
Fort Laramie. There are many
deaths not reported, but it may be
a melancholy gratification to friends
and relatives to know of a certainty
of the fate of those in whom their
feelings are enlisted:
D. Wright, Fayette county.Ohio,
died June 8th, at Plum Creek, of
cholera, aged 22 years.
J. J. Steward, Fayette county,
Ohio, died June 16th, at the cross
ing of South Fork of Platte river
aged 24 years, of cholera.
A. Oblinger, Zanesville, Ohio, died
June 24th at h ort Laramie, or chol
era, aged 45 years.Ieaving a wife and
Mahan.Fayette county, Ohio,
died June 18th, at Ash Hollow, of
cholera, aged 23 years.
A L. MiIler,Medina county, Ohio,
died June 20th, 106 miles West of
Fort Kearney, aged 24 years, of
Smith Miller, Butler county, Ohio,
June 6th, 90 miles this side of Fort
Kearnev, aged 28 years.of diarrhoea
M. James, Cincinnati, Ohio, died
June 7th, 90 miles West of Fort
Kearnev, aged 23 years.
John Smith, Pomeroy, Meigs coun
ty, Ohio, died 30th May, 1S50, 7
miles this side of Fort Kearney, aged
32 years, of cholera, leaving a wife
and three children.
Robert Henrickson, Fayette coun
ty, Ohio, died June 10th, 15 miles
this side of Plum Creek, of cholera,
aged 26 years, leaving a wife and 1
J. Gates, Geanga county, Ohio,
died June bth, 1U miles West of
Fort Kearney, of cholera, aged 20
Thomas Lugate, Zanesville, Ohio,
died June 25th, at Fort Laramie, of
cholera, aged 40 years, leaving a
wife and 5 children.
J. P. Glenn, Fayette county, Ohio,
died June 8th, at Plum Creek,
cl cholera, aged 22 years.
Adam Fzyher, Ohio, died June
19th, at Crossing of South Platte, of
cholera, aged 21 years.
' Wm. M. Burr, Lake county, Ohio,
died of diarrhoea, June 15th, 150
miles West of Fort Kearney, aged
Fredrick Alford, from Wyandotte
county, Ohio, died of diarrhoea, on
7th of June, at Little Blue, aged 23
Wm. McChessney, of Butler coun
ty, Ohio, died of diarrhoea, June 5th,
90 miles West of Fort Kearney ,aged
28 years. .
Hiram Baker, Knox county, Ohio,
died of cholera, June 5th, on Little
Blue river, aged 19 years.
John Davis, Miami county, Ohio,
died June 7th, 90 miles West of Fort
Kearney, aged 27 years.
"T. J. McDowell, Dark county,
Ohio, died 5 miles East of Chimney
Rock, aged 47 years.
Alex. Dixon, ' Fayette county,
Ohio, died June 8th, at Plum Creek,
aged 22 years.
Robert Duncan, Fayette county,
Ohio, died June 10th, 10 miles this
side Plum Creek, of cholera, aged 24
LATER FROM CALIFORNIA.
ARRIVAL OF THE CHEROKEE.
Sacramento not Burnt—Peace Restored
—The Mines Highly Productive
—Great Wealth at Humbolt
Some noise was being made in
San Francisco about the Raelejo
route, and it was supposed that the
Northerner and Republic would
land some 200 passengers there, who
preferred that route to the one by
The news of the death of Presi
dent Taylor reached San Francisco
on the 24th ult It was received
with every demonstration of sorrow;
and on the 30th, appropriate public
funeral ceremonies were performed.
The Sacramento difficulties have
been settled, by the dispersion
of the squatters. The report
brought by the last steamer, of the
burning of Sacramento, proves to be
unfounded. In the different melees
between the citizens and rioters,
there seems to have been killed on
the part of the former. Sheriff Mc
Kinnev and Mr. Woodland; woun
ded, Mayor Bigelow and Capt Rad
ford, and of the squatters, Ueorge
W. Henshaw and Madison Kelly
were killed. Allen, the keeper of
the house from which the shot was
fired, fled, after being dangerously
wounded. He was pursued and
captured. His wife had been dan
gerously ill for some time, and died
from excitement during the auray
Politically and socially all seems
to be coinz on smoothly in Califor
nia. The accounts from the gold
mines are highly encouraging. One
man, at one haul, took out a forty
pound lump' of pure gold, on the in
ba, about fourteen miles from Marys-J
The gold mines in the vicinity of
Humboh'sBay, the Alta says, are
perhaps at the present time fully as
rich as the most profitable deposits
in California vet known
On the Trinity, Shaste and Kala-
mah Rivers, thousands are at work
with extraordinary average success,
and new diggings are almost daily
The regular mails are on board of
There was no cholera at the Isth
mus. or along the coast.
As to the Markets, a San Francis
co saner savs:
"Since the steamer of the 15th,
we notice a great apathy in our mar
ket generally, which can be accoun
ted for by the large stocks of goods
on hand, and the scarcity of money.
Lumber still continues very abun
dant and scarcely averages the price
of freight We heard of one sale
of rough lumber, afloat, as low as
The Sacrame.tto Riot. We fur
nish such information relative to the
disturbances in the Sacramento city
as is supplied in the papers.
From the Pacific Mews, August 18th
The arrival of the Gold Hunter
last night so eagerly looked lor,
brought news far more favorable than
was anticipated, f rom the Bacra
men to papers of yesterday we gath
er the following synopsis:
Everrthing was quiet Lieut,
Gov. McDougal returned from Be
nicia on the Gold Hunter, with 50
stand of arms and 1500 cartridges.
The city council have appointed
a committee with power to procure
all arms and ammunition necessary
for the preservation of the quiet and
safety of the city. The acting May
or also had been ordered to offer
reward of $1000 for the apprehen
sion and conviction of any of the
principal leaders in the riot, and
$500 for any who were with arms
aiding and abetting.
Dr. Robinson has been arreted
and placed in confinement on the
oath of several gentlemen that they
saw him deliberately aim at the
An Irishman named Caulfield, ac
cused of a similar act with regard
to the Mayor and Mr. Woodland,
has also been arrested.
The following are the names of
the killed: Mr. Woodland ol the citizen
party; of the squatters, Maloney,
Jesse Morgan, late of Holmes coun
ty, Ohio, and one person unknown.
Wounded Major Bigelow, J. H.
Harper, Mr. Hale, and a young
daughter of Mr. Rogers. The only
squatter wounded was Dr. Robin
son. The squatters are reported as con
cealing themselves or fleeing from
the city. .
A letter was found in Dr. Robin
son's tent, after his arrest, in his
own handwriting, from the tone of
which it is evident that the bnal re
sort to force to maintain possession
of theii land was deliberately medi
tated by the squatters. After speak
in? of the decision of the county
judge, the proceedings of the meeting
and other matter connecea wun me
dispute he says:
. .it a . I l.an ni . 11
"What win oe tne muiu nan
I be borne out in my position? On
whom can 1 depend! How many
of those who are squatters will come
out if there is a prospect - of fightl
Will the Sheriff take possession as
he has promised, before 10 o'clock,
A. M.T How many speculators will
fight? Have I distinctly defined our
. a iia c . a 1
position in me Dim v 111 tne worta,
the Universe and God say it is just?
&c. &c Will you call me rash
;r I ,.11 von that I took these steps to
this point when 1 could get but 25
men to pledge tnemseivcs uju y--
per to sustain me, ana many oi iucm
felt was timidi oucn wa we w
"This morning I was early on my
feet, silently and quietly visiting my
friends, collecting arms, &c Our
manifesto appeared in the paper and
in bills early, and the town is arous
ed. Nothing is thought or talked ol
but war. About two hundred men
assembled on the disputed territory,
and most of them sympathised with
us. A lew, however, were spies.
We chose our commander, and en
rolled such as wets willing ana ready
to lay down their lieves, if need be,
a the cause.
"About 50 names could be obtain
ed. I managed, by speeches, busi
ness, &c, tokeep the spectators and
fighters mingled in a mass, all un
armed, so as to let no one know but
all were men of valor and ready to
fight. While thus engaged, the
Mayor appeared ana addressed us
from the saddle not ordering us to
disperse, but advising us to do so. I
replied, most respectlully, that we
were assembled to injure no one, ana
Jo assail no one who left us alone.
We were on our property, with no.
hostile intentions while unmolested.
After he left, I, with others, was ap
pointed a committee to wait upon
him. and state distinctly our position
so that there could be no possibility
of mistake. He said he should use
his influence, as an individual, to
keep any one from destroying our
property, and told us tne snerin naa
in.t told him that the executions
from the court haa oeen postponed
. .... . ,
We returned, and after reporting,
and making some further arrange
ments for another meeting it neces
sary, we adjourned. I told the May-
or we should not remain lugcuici
no attempt was to be made to exe
cute their warrants, but I told him
if in the meantime a sheriff or any
other person molested a squatter, we
should hold him responsible accor
dim? to our proclamation. From
this position we could not be driven
although we knew it was in viola
tion of the regulations oi tne oiaie,
We were prepared to abide the re
"It is said that a writ is made out
for my arrest, as a rebel, &c ll so
will not probably be served at pres
At the first fire the Mayor, who
showed himself through the whole
a brave and determined man, wa3
wounded very dangerously. One
ball danced his cheek, another pass
ed into his thigh, one tore off his
thumb and shattered the bones
his hand, and a fourth produced the
most serious wound ol all the ball
passed through the body in the re
gion of the liver
Since the favorable reaction last
night, good symptoms have contin
ued to prevail. He has very little
pain, and rests and breathes easy.
Sanguine hopes are entertained for
Maloney, the leader of the squat
ters, was an Irishman. He has lor
merlv lived in Vermont. He was
one of Riley's company in Mexico
who deserted from the American ar
my and fought with the Mexicas.
Alter tne Americans iwn mm pn
oner. he was branded on the cheek
with the letter D, and allowed to go
free. He has since, either by an ad
ditional burn or in some other way
entirely obliterated the D, but a scar
remained et his death on his lace.
Thk Wheelbakrow Mah. This
well known and indefatigable indi
vidual, who started on a "tramp"
across the plains to California with
wheelbarrow, ia which to carry his
"plunder," has arrived at Sacramento
City in safety. He left his wheel
barrow at Fort Hall, and attached
himself to a company, thinking, very
correctly, that however easily he
might progress on the broad and
level prairies, the Sierra Nevada
might prove an ugly customer. That
man will get rich, if it is possible;
mark it. His energy will "put him
The Pittsburgh Chronicle of the
11th says of the election in Pennsyl
vania: We have not yet received any
thing like satifactory accounts, upou
which to form a tolerably correct
conclusion; but enough has been re
ceived to justify us in stating thit
the Democrats have elected their en
tire State ticket, by from Ten Thou
sand to Thirteen Thousand majori
ty; Thirteen, or perhaps Fourteen
members of Congress, beside a ma
jority of from Sixteen to Seventeen
in the Legislature, this secures the
Democrats a United States Senator,
for six years, from the Fourth of
xuarcn next, wnen senator oim
geon's terms expires.
Throughout the entire State, apa
thy hung heavily upon the rank and
file of the parties, and prevented even
a decent turn out at the polls.
fjCp The new Fugitive Slave Law
creates a good deal of excitement at
various points throughout the North.
There are indications that the law,
if enforced as it has been in New
York, wilf ba resisted. Wa shall
publish this bill in full next week.
ARRIVAL OF THE ATLANTIC.
Four Days Later from Europe.
NEW YORK, Oct. 9—A. M.
The American mail steamer Atlan
tic arrived here about 10 o'clock this
morning, with four days later advi
ces from Europe, She brings one
hundred and twenty-eight passen-
i w I
gers. neraaies irom Liverpool are
to the zoth ult.
She left Liverpool at 12 o'clock
on Wednesday, the 25th of Septem
ber, and has bad very boisterous
weather during the passage.
Some damage has been done to her
bulwarks, &c, but none that will
prevent her being put in condition
to leave on her return trip at the
appointed time on Saturday next
The steamer experienced a severe
gale on the second day out, which
continued to blow with much vio
lence for more than four days. A
portion of the wheel houses and some
of the upper works were carried
away. The ship breasted the storm
gallantly, however, and proved her
self a sea vessel of the first class, as
ell is a most rapid steamer. She
had strong head winds during the
whole passage, notwithstanding
which it was made in about fourteen
days, difference in longitude between
New York and Liverpool being de
Emoland. News from the Ameri
can ExFEDIl 105 15 SEARCH OF FRANK-
A letter has been received at
Aberdeen from the mate of the En
glish whale ship Alexander, of Dun
dee, slating that the two American
vessels. Advance and Rescue, were
west of Devil's Thumb Greenland.
Ihey advanced oUU miles since
last heard from. The letter is dated
July 25, in the neighborhood of Mel
Germany. It is understood that
the Austrian Government has en
deavored to influence the King of
Hanover to aid the fugitive Elector
ofHassein regaining his throne.
The explanation given of the Elec
tor's flight is, that the Minister, Ilas-
senpflug, went to him in the dead of
the night, and with simulated alarm,
assured him that an emeute had bro
ken out, and that the Elector's
person would be the first object
sought to be secured by the revolters,
Italy. The Statuto of Florence
quotes letters Irom Rome, of the 12th,
stating that two decrees, published
by Cardinal Antonelli, have not been
favorably received by the Homans,
but, on the contrary, torn and dirtied
everywhere. The paper money has
fallen three per cent in consequence
of those decrees.
The Pope persists in making com
mon cause with the Archbishop of
Miscellaneous. There have been
great floods in the South of France;
between Toulouse and Perpignan a
diligence was overturned by the force
of the torrent.
An earthquake was felt at Algiers
on the 10th of September.
The King of Denmark has con
voked the Diet for the 5th of Octo
ber. The Prefect of Police, at Paris,
has prohibited the ascent of balloons,
except for scientific purposes.
Within the last four months,
through the activity of the Minister
of Trade, 1000 miles of telegraph
have been opened in Austria, making
the total mileage about 2000 miles, of
which about one-quarter has the
wires laid underground on the im
proved system. Another 1000 miles
will be teady by next year. The
telegraph now works from Cracow
to Trieste, 700 miles. On the 1st of
October the new telegraph union between
Austria, Prussia, Saxony and
Bavaria, comes into operation, under
a uniform tariff, which is one half of
the former charges.
New Locomotive. It is stated
that a new locomotive engine, on an
improved principle, has lately been
manufactured at the Great Northern
Works, Boston, which the makers
warrant will run the distance from
Boston to London, 108 miles, with
six carriages and two breaks, the
usual express train, in one hour and
thirty minutes. This is at the rate
of 74 miles an hour. The engine
will be ready for trial in a shoit
The conduct of the Commander
Schomberg, of the Cormorant sieam-
sloop, on the coast of brazil, in cap
turing the four slavers and avenging
the insult to the British flag by de
molishing the fort that fired at him,
has been not only approvea Dy me
Admiral on the station ana tne Aa-
miralty at home, but has been justi
fied the authorities at Rio.
LIVERPOOL, Sept. 25.
Cotton Market. The Cotton
Market during the past three days
has ruled firm, and a further advance
of d per pound has been established.
Fair Mobile 8 J, fair Orleans 8Jd per
lb. ' The sales on the dav prior to
the Atlantic's sailing were 10,000
bales at the above figures.
Brkadstuffs. Flour has become
dull, and prices declined 6d per bbl
on all descriptions. Only a mode
rate demand for Wheat and prices
further declined 1 to 2d per bushel,
although the Wheat crop has not
turned out so well in England as was
expected. There is a better yield of
Potatoes than had been anticipated.
In Scotland the crops generally
were good and will turn out well,
The overland man nas
from India. The Tea market opened
at Shanghai with an improvement la
For the Gallipolis Journal.
Railroad Meeting in Gallipolis.
At a meeting of a large concourse of
the citizens of Gallia and Jackson coun
ties, at the court house in Gallipolis, on
the 9th inst, Gen. Lawia Ntwaon was
cal'ed to the chair; and Gen. A. T. Hot
comb appointed Secretary:
The Chairman, in a concise and core
prehensive address, announced the ob
ject of the meeting being to consider
and deliberate on tne prospeenve ad
vantages of connecting central Ohio
with central Virginia by railroad com
munication, passing Jackson, Gallipolis,'
the Valley of the Great Kanawha, New
and Greenbrier rivers, to Howard's
creek, in Greenbrier county, thence by
the White Sulphur Springs to Coving
ton. Gen. George House laid before the
meeting a map of the country between
Gallipolis and Jackson, accompanying
the same with an extended view of the
susceptibility of that part of Ohio, for
A. T. Holcomb, late member of the
Ohio Legislature, took a brief view of
railroad operations in Ohio; he said thit
the day was not far distant when Ohio
would be traversed with railroads in all
directions; that In the interior of Ohio
a main portion of the agricultural pa-
ducts were carried to market on rail
roads, and he felt assured an investment
of capital in a railroad on this route,
would insure to capitalists greater divi
dends than any other in Ohio, from Cin
cinnati to Sandusky not excepted,
I. J. Coombs, Esq., attorney at law
of the District of Columbia, late from
Ohio, also added his experience in rail
road operations, and expressed a firm
convicUon that a railroad on this route
would bring into life and being a larger
amount of business than any similar
improvement in the United States; that
the water power on this route is suffi
cient to propel all the machinery, if pro
perly distributed, that would be required
lor ages to come.
Col. Alonzo Cushing also expressed
his views of the prospective advantages
of this route, reminding the citizens
that it wanted but such a railroad to do
velope the mineral wealth of Southern
Ohio; that from a geological survey
made by a geologist appointed by the
Legislature of Ohio, more mineral
wealth was found in Jackson county
than anv other in Ohio, and it wanted
but the facility of a railroad to the Ohio
river, to induce capitalists to invest their
funds in bringing into active operation
this now dormant and useless mineral
The meeting then br unanimous ac
climation adopted the following resolu
tions: Sesolved, That this meeting heartily
concur in the project of connecting cen
tral Ohio and central Virginia by a rail
road. Resolved, That Gen. Geo. House be
appointed a delegate- from Ga'lia and
Jackson counties to the Louisa BaiU
road Convention in Virginia on the 17ih
Resolved, That Gen. House give to
said Convention an assurance that no
thing shall be wanting, on the part of
the citizens of Southern Ohio, in the
furtherance of said project.
Resolved, That Col. A. Cushing, Dr.
Edward Naret, and Gen. Newsom be a
committee to correspond and obtain in
fornation relative to the furtherance of
the project of a railroad on this contem
plated route, to be reported to future
meetings of the railroad directors in
Gallia and Jackson counties.
Resolved, That the proceedings of
this meeting be signed br the chairman
and secretary, and a copy be handed to
Gen. House, and a copy be sent to tha
editors of newspapers in Lynchburg,
Charlottsville, Staunton, Lewisburg,
Charleston, Gallipolis, Jackson and
Chillicothe, with a request to publish
The meeting then
LEWIS NEWSOM. Ch'n
A. T. HOLCOMB, Sec'y.
New and Impoitant Discoviby in
the Mandfactobb of I bon. The Pitts
burgh Port has a fetter -giving an ac
count of a discovery made by a young
man by the name of Adamsthe Assist
ant Manager of the Brady's Bend Iron
Works, in Clarion county, in the manu
facture of railroad and merchant bars
from Coke metal. By the old method
the rails were made of charcoal pig, and
would crack very much and break with
one or two blows. By Adams' process
iron can be made from eight to ten doU
lavs per ton lower, and of a superior
quality. The process is not mentioned,
but the quality of iron produced is spo
ken of. The writer of the letter was
shown a rail that had been put to the
severest test, by putting it, while hot, in-
to cold water; alter which they .tried to
break it with a sledge hammer weighing
80 pounds. Forty blows were civen bv
six men alternately, and they could not
even crack it The charcoal iron of the
company costs from 18 to 21 dollars per
ton, their "Coke metal" costs only from
9 to 1 1 dol'ars per ton. The discovenr
has caused quite an excitement among
the workmen, for they were under tha
impression that the works would have to
be suspended on account of the low
price of iron.
DO Hon. S. F. Vdttos arrived in
town Tuesday morning. His health
during the latter part of tha session
was quite poor. Ha ia now much
mproved. This gentleman will ac
cept our thanks for valuable Public
DCPWe are indebted to E. T.
Shepard, of the Telegraph Office,
for promptly supplying us with
news when it is to ba had, and for
his exertions to procure it when it
was not to ba had.