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iflcigg Co, Sekgcapl).
::S:JULY 17, 18M.
GEN. WINFJELD SCOTT
WHIQ 8TATC TICKET, 1
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84MUBL F. VINTON,
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' ' Ml MCmBTAftt STATB,
IARL BILL, of Snndasky. '
ton varus nil, "'
ALBERT A. B U S 8, of Lorain.
HK1VMY 8TANBSRY, of Franklin.
swn rusucwttas. .
DANIEL SBQVR, of Lucu,
JOHN MADEIRA, of Ross.
DAVID H. LYMAN, of Muskingum,
?0 SUMtM JUtVGtS.
11SRLOCR J. AN DREW 8, of Cuyahoga,
PKTKR OD LIN, of Montgomery,
OMARLSS C. CON VERS, of Muskingum,
BELLAMY ITUKIK, or Hamilton,
OEOROB B. WAY, of Defiance., v
A CHANGE. .
' . OCT After tho fiistof August our publics
tion day wilt be changed 10 Tuesday. We
find ibis necessary in consequence of the
present mall arrangements. By publishing
on that day a larger portion of the county
tan be supplied on the doy ol publication
than at at present arranged. Our aulxtri
bora In Salem township, wuneeville, and
tbw region of. country will then get their
'' nepers the tarns week they are Issued. We
hope thla arrangement will auit all concerned
and reauU in an Increase of subscribers to
ear paper. "
frtrMAti MttTiNd. It will be seen by
reference to the call, that a Masa Meeting is
announced by the Whli( Central Committee
to be k-oldon In Pomeroy, on the loin ol
August next, which U to be a regular old
fashioned gathering of the People. ' Coder
the rulea adopted by the last County Con
vemlon. it Vat necessary to Call A Mast
j Meeting for the purpose of appointing De
legate lo Senatorial and Judicial Conven
' tions, to make nominations for the several
; districts with which Meigs county is con
nected. The Central Committee deemed
ihs occasion a proper one for opening the
' campaign acctrding to ancient usage. We
' feel safe In saying that either Mr. Vimtox,
' Gen. Ecttir, or Auditor Woods, will be
t present, perhaps two of them. Due notice,
howtrcr, will be given. It It to bo hoped
that the People cf the county will turn out
' on that day, that measure may be taken to
call out the entiro Whig and conservative
s'rrt'gth of the county, to give shape and
direction to the policy of Ohio, tinder the
new organic law which is to take effect on
. the first of September next.
ftir8es the list of candidates In this
. week paper. From present indicsilons.ihe
people will have an opportunity of selecting
their offices from abundant material. The
candidates are all well known to tho people
of the couhiy, and ii it to be hoped,that in
the Ultial elections among Whigs.the utmost
harmony and good fooling will prevail.-
Every man worthy to bea Whighouljhave
hia preferences, and his free expression
r should not bo cramped by any extraneous or
aide Influences. The candidates should Le
selected with a view to their fitness fur the
different offices to be filled, whether they
live In the East, West, orceutral parts of
the county or without reference to their
adhesion or non-adhesion to testrictod or
enlarged vlowt of local policy. The que
tion should be is be a Whigis he capable
la' ba honest. If this principle is acted
. upon add an honorable rivalry carried out
Meigs county will roll up hor ancient ma
jcrity If , different counsel prevail the
ffects cannot lut be disastrous. - Any man
who takea a different course should be mark
' ed as laboring for the defeat of tho Whig
causa, and tho triumph of locofocolsm.
Lit every effort be for the success of Whig
principal, and sided by our excellent State
ticket, our success will bo unprecedented
since 1640. Lot our friends take courage
OFiofu j:verysecilm" tff the "State wtf'
receive the ;ntost encouraging .responses
to the Whig-tiomliir.tlr.ns. The regular
o'd Whig spirit is aroused, and there U no
such word a Tail to be heard from any
quarter. Tb , nomination of Samukl F.
Vinton hat inspired the Whigs with renew
ed confidence.'; In him thpy; rececniio .o
Whig tif other days a public servant true
am! tried a statesman of reputation and
consummate eMity- a politician of great
prudonco.oi sagacity a man of unblem
ished reputation and weight of character,
combining every requisite to make a popular
candidate and an excellent executive officer.
hey feel that their ticket ta a beatino
T1CKET-t that will .ovorwhelm Locofo
co'.im at the poll next October. . Feeling
ibis they are determined to go to work and
1 0 It and they wilt o it. ' Mark the
prediction. " ' '
OCT Private louera from, California have
hocr received in town " containing -into!
licence of tho death of John Sanders, of
thisplacu. " J ' ; ; ,
(t Tha weather in this region has been
unusually warm during the present week.
Appearances art in favor of ita Continuance
portable refrigerators would moot with
ready sale In this region. " ' '
OCT i to tjhio river nas risen three or
four feel during the past week, which has
created considerable activity among steam
boatmen. . . ,
KrOurW hia friends
iaethiitg in brincins forward aur extempo
rary of tho Telegraph. R.T. Van HoaN.Esq.,
as a candidate for Representative. During
the t-ditor'e rocent absence lo t!vo State Con
vemion, hit friends took the liberty of an
nouncios bis name in connection wiih that
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inrnq, wnerq wo no w.u f "j ruinaro asfemoiea rii masse to coneratuiate naDitauon. switnout a' certainty i that i we
govt terue w lei It remain. . film on Jhe event, which drew from him the "oold better our condition. This quesiion
n nas oane.coou nemw w " r-r::T r- --u- j r.rr- r Lr-t nowever n oet-n luilv-and fair I v cons dnr
. . . w i itiiiiiu'iniF rontv. bp mmm hi 1 1 1 rcaaHi i n ri nam i . .
or Meigs as e memcer oi tno legislature . ed ptthawhola household, and they have
he would do honor to himseH and his con- nan ai v tnei wnigs oyuen.. viobdabd, 1 doctded jo mover As ft- private citizen, I
stituents.. If our advice li worthy of con- amidst the greatest enthusiasm : - shall co over Into the now habitation, with
-Gen. Godpajid skIJ f t i n n - i
Mr. VjNTot4-li Ifthfj privilege' of the
Whiga oCJMuskingum county jonn.nounce
to you that a convention of.iho party yester
day assembled at Columbus, has nominated
you. with entire unanimity, as their candi
date for 'the office of Governor of this great
Whatever personal sacrifices you have to
make, we trust to that elevated patriotism
which has always marked your course fori and decided impulse to the high career of
your acceptance 61 this rommaiton. iour prosperity, it is now the common
We remember, sir, with pride and pleat- property of atl, for good oi for evil. ' And
ure, your long career in Congress, and we I being the highest law of the Mate, ifby your
know how ass iiuouaiv vou devoted vourl votes ana ana tno votes or the neonle I shall
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the land oi goia. it is a soua romp oi pure time and your talents to the outlet of your eievatea lo tne place or their chief mag
told. In shone someihlnir like a shoemaker'aatalion. , v.-,. . . , i,, , ,,:-'-, ,' We, I here declare thot among the thou
last, weighing near 4QUounces,ana valued at
her if, r H 1 1 t'i xf PEEcti or wn. vinton
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' Mr. Vinton was io Zanesville on the 4th
of July, when the pows of. hit nomination
ajheWhig candidate forGovernor jeach;
ed him.. . The. W hies of Zanesville and
er and pulmier state of prosperity and Ad
vancement than at present. ; )
Time had indeed rendered some ' repairs
to it necessary ; but with some alight excep
tions, the old timbers and frsma wmk: were
at sound as ever. Id id not think it wise to
abandon the comfortable fireside of the old
marsion And move, into this, new p .Iiiical
sideraiion, let the Whigs of Meigs nominate
him by acclamation after the nomination
we fuel confident that the people will elect
him" by ' an overwhelmliiij vote. "Ho will
be found "honest, capable, and faithful."
1 '. -t i ;- Athetti Meurnger. ,:
Thank you, friend Van, but it Is a "good I
deal1, to say on short acquaintance if it is
uue. ;. . , . .
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A Klcu SrxciMEN. We were snown s I
limp of California gold this morning, (sayej
the Columbus 0. Salesman,) whicbr B-eats I
anything we havo seen or even beard of from
I I. ! a
cneeriuiness and contentment, and shall in
dulge In no frctfulne8s or peevishness be
cause mv voice was overruled in this faini
ly matter. . .Tho expediency of adopting the
new .-uiisiiiuuuii is no longer an open qucs'
uon. we ore past its consideration. It is
now the constitution of the State, and ns
such binding on us nil. ', I sincerely hope ii
win uisappomt the tears of all who douMed
the policy of iis adoption, and impart a new
over fourteen hundred dollars! l
This rich and rare specimen belongs to
Mr. S. C. Stambaugh, of Lancaster, 0., who
arrived last evening from California, and re
mained over night at the American, leaving
in tho morning a stage: for borne.. I:
Voluntarily retiring Irom the councils of sonos who gave tneir support: to the new
the federal government,' we seek' to ; placo Konstitution there is nq one of them who
vou at ib head of our domestic ifiairs l shall be found mora anxious, willina and
With so skillful a pilot, we feel that iho ship ready than mvself honestly to do all in my
of.Siateroii'uj to be launched upon, at un- power to put it Into the fullest and most ben-
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Known sea, win do aaie- amio tno aangers vpciauuu, uutuiuiuiu me irue rpirn
necessarily1 attendnntv upon an unexplored and design of the instrument.'
OtrThe Kirncr-stone of the addition to
the CaPiol at Washrngton, was laid on the
ik of July The i-cremonies wero con
ducted under the auspices of the Masonic
Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia.
B. D. French, the Grand Master, officiated
clothed In the same Masonic apron, snd used
the same gavel which were worn snd used
by Gen. Washington, as Grand Master, at
the laying of the corner stone of the pre
sent Capitol. Mr. Webster delivered the
orai'on, which is one of the finest produc
tions in tho English language. The occa
sion was one uf great interest.
OCrAl a foNyin Toledo last week over
70 ladle appeared in the new costume.
Tho Blade thinks they looked a thousand
times neater and prattler than In elongated
In Stculeiivllle over 40 of the first ladies
of the city appeared in the Bloomer dress on
the 4ih of July. It beats the "free tile" ex
citement of 1848 altogether.
The census of New Mexico ahowi that
lobe onoofihe most healthy countries in
North America. There were, out of Its
tmall population, 313 persona over 80 years
of age,' 90 over 90, and 10 over 100. 1
OCT Ail vices from Mexico to tho Z4ih uh.
ttats that th government hat issued s de
cree prohibiting all labor and scientific ex
amination nt Tehuantepec, and ordering all
Americans engaged therein to leave the re
public. The Mexican Cousul at Hsvanna
has been recalled for participation in the
schemes of Lopez. There are many rumors
of a revolution In favor of Santa Anna.
navigation; ' Muskingum county gave Slarse You are correct in saying that the first
maiontv attains, the new constitution. Bui term of the chief magistrate: under the new
Mr." Siambaogh left home ; about three I it has received the sanction oi the people of constitution, will be a period of .marked in-
veers since for the cold dicrrlngs. in search I Ohio. 1 It is the law of our noble State t and Merest to the people of the State, llundoubt-
of a fortune, which he has fuiry Vealixed, as T Muskingum county may be said to be the fdly must be so the first book in the polit
we understand he brings back slarge amount "7.',UL""D. w V'" """U,"C,,V 00 a". :rir"T.7 v,.wur T . Tw
; " - ' surea, air, ane win oe tne nrst in reaay ana
in hard lumps, besides the incomparable cheeiful obedience to its requirements.-
spec imen we have named. ' ! j If elected lo the honorable post to hich
1 ' ' ! 1 ' your WWg fellow citizens nt,e you. the
Mi. Websteb's Resionatiok. We clip period of your admiCration be of
the following from the latest Washington marked interest ',a tho people of this State
intelliffence: ' ' ; I Wa bc'.ieVe that not only may be safely con
nueii' 'iv jvu ini uumesnc inieresi oi me
whed, sced and committed to the hand of
truthful and fdithfi I history. .Whatever the
(uture may have in store for us, the past, at
least, is safe; we, nnd our posterity after us,
may look bock with pride and gratification
on our past hisioiy, in which the old consu
tuiion will be a conspicuous an enduring
monument or the wisdom and forecast of the
t i ,,. . . . inueu-'iu yvu wo uuuiesnc inieresi 01 inei
c.:".::;V.T?A but also the enduct of State.. It now remains (or us to endeavor.
ewreiur.u sun, in voiisquence 01 me mftr. JpIIphia .nrl . ...l.,i. at the oneninff of this nnw voiiirn
fcV Head the speech of our veteran can
didit forGovarflor in another column.
The spthutjaam in Uyor of ,Mr. Vinton, Is
;jtt avt.rylere. ls eomsiid- tho respect
qI all men, except Utw guerrt, partizans.
who live on dotracjloo snd slands" i Tht
people know him, hoVover, and wIlIV?0
Mm. " ' ,
it.t a m.-
conuiuon oi nis neciii which requires a
protracted, iUrneo. Mr. Fillmore has strong'
v Urged him to retain his position, consenv
ing to any orrangement that he might de
sire in sdopt. Mr. Webster will according
ly sail Tor Europe about tho middle or Au
gust, and remain abroad until near the time
of the assembling of Congress, and in order
to relieve all embarrassment, will leave hii
resignation in tho hands of the President, to
be acted upon as the best judgmont of the
President may decide. 1 here is no inisun
derttar.ding of any kind between Mr. Web
ster and the uabinot, or between Air, weu
ster and the President.
OCT fho board of health of Cincinnati
report 206 deaths during the post week, of
which 19 are of cholera, and 123 children
under five years of age. We have very
unfavorable reports ol the health of the
towns throughout the country.
In the great steamboat race on iho
Hudson river hist week, tho steamer Rein
titer tat) 24 "miles in one hour and four
mmult. : Thia was dona against an ebb
tide running kt iho rate offive miles an hour.
This is tho best time ever msde, and makes
the Brindeer, the swiftest water craft in the
A shock of an earthquake was full at Al
ton Illinois, on ihe 3d insi. It waa accom
pimied by a rumbling noise, and caused doors
and windows to rattle with violence.
A complete and authentic edition of ths
writings of Washington is In preparation
embracing about 2000 letters not previously
published, with bis diaries, speeches, and
papers of evtry description
07 Some one says that nothing lookt so
bad on a woman as darned Blockings.
contemporary says that is not the case as
unearned stockings look s darned tight
worse. We think he has the argument,
A young lady 'Tn Cincinnati has been In
the habit of twisting and . tying her hair so
light, that her scalp parted from her , skull
and a sugical operation was necessary
scalp and remove the mailer
; f-Our Democratic friends will ni the
call of their Central Committee in another
column, for a County Convention, of which
rhey are raqaosied to take notice. We also
ask them to look si our ticket before they
inske up their tniuds in the premises.
fT They had a regular old fashioned cel
ebration of the 4th at M'Arihur, Vinton
county. Our friend of the Republican is in
ectiaciet over the events ol the day.
Jifecsrs. N. II. Van Vocuu and S. S.
Knowles, Etqrs., were the orators.'
(rThe Pcmeroy Salt Company are per
gating to bore another well, a thvri distance
from tho alia of the present one. Meigs
county it dtstincd lo
ba tkt aalt region of
" W BSat stciitiou to the sdveriisa
menu of II. B. Smith, in another column.
- Us hasji'Cfltitly nnlarged his busium, snd
sj)rejiajefl to satisfy tho vrvttf of s'.l both
jfjpodj end frirat. GKe h'm a fall.
, 'J'hc importation of negroes into the is
nd of Cuba from Africa is constantly in
creaVs'' fourteen menths the rium
bur inirodd inl l,ie l,'an( ,s aont 4i'
Thera was n1i TOW juiamis
burgh, on the eHtonifc6lI "Wnt
tweeu the Nitives and the " Uh borers
Caut't Circus and Corn' Juice.
lives wero victorious.
which connect us with the Federal Govern- history, to rise io a still higher prosperity
ment. this is the great work thai Ilea before us: and
We remember that it was you. sir. in your however important it may be to havn a chief
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speecn in congress upon tne aamtssion oi '"oiouaio wuuug ana auie io noip u on, ) ei,
our sister lows, wno torn tne North and tunaiuonng me very nmiiuo power conierreu
South mat whenever lananclsm might at
tempi in one quarter, or violence in another.
the Great West would never permit this
Union to be dissolved and we also remem
ber that to you, more than to any other man.
18 the nation indebted lor thai great safe
guard of the Union, the self-adjusting law.
by which the future apportionments oi the
representatives in Congress ore forever set
tied by the application of an arithmetical
rule to the results of the several censuses of
the United States.
1 doaire no tanner to tresDass on vour time.
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but on behalf nl those present to pledge you.
next October, an old-fashioned Muskingum
Mr. Vinton replied :
Fellow-Citixent of the County of Mut
kineuiA t I return you my sincere thanks
for thia demonsiiauon of your kindness.
and most especially for the gratifying senti
ments i expressed on your behalf by my
friend, (Gen. Goddard,) whom you have do
puled to address me. i
In passing through your city on my way
to Iho eastern Stales, 1 was yesterday in
formed that the hig Convention, then as
sembled at l-olumbui, had nominated me
for the office of Governor of Ohio. This
nomination, coming from ao distincnished
an assemblage, could not be otherwise than
gratifying to me, and the more so as it was
unsolicited and unexpected by me. 1 have
nol yet been officially notified of the nomi
nation, but have no doubt noiico ol it will
be communicated to me in due lime and in
an appropriate manner. For this reason,
when I heard yod were coming to pay your
respects, doubled in my own mind wheth
er, in advance of aucb s nonce, it would be
proper for me to do more than simply to re
turn you my thanks for your kindness : but
the speech that baa just been made on your
behalf renders it impossible Tor me nol to
say something more in reply. It , offers a
"Libebtv ob Death." -A man having
been sentenced to s house of correction, in
Springfield, Massachusetts, for thirty days,
or until a fine of five dollars was paid, on a
charge of drunkenness, obstinately refused
to take any food or drink, repeatedly crying
out that he would have "liberty or death.'
ncffectual attempts arere made to force him
to lake sustenance, and he at length perished
from starvation. . i
The New route by Lake Nicaraugua to
the Pacific is now completed, snd will be
brought into operation the present month
The disumco between the two oceans by
this route is 140 miles, and the land car
riago only 12 miler, the remainder being
passed in iron steamers of light draught
The voyage by thia route to San Francisco
will occupy only twenty-three days !
We commend the following brief and
truthful sentences to the Whigs of Meigs
and adjoining counties, taken from the Louis-
How to Sustain Whio Paters. 'The
leading and influential W higs of each coun
ty ahould lake tune and trouble to go oround
amongst the people and urge and impress
upon them the duty of taking a Whig pa
per. If ihey do not fully succeed upon one fitting occasion to say one or two things
trial in getting s list, ihey should try that it may be well enough to make known,
again, unW they do tucceed. . This Is the One (and which I am auro will be gratifying
way to do it. They should not put it upon to tne peopie oi unio,) is, mat naving ueen
the noor and uninfluential to do thia. i for many years ; Representative in Con
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The leaders should do it. It is their gress irom tnts siai", j taxs it tor granted
duiv.io do it. When then rewards and hon-l ihuv are not ignorant of my political, opin
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ions z i biibii not, inereiore, curing mis can'
vass call them from their firesides and busi
ness, and congregate them together to Jisten
to addrosaea from, me, unless some' great
necussiiy for it shall arise irom some cause
not now foreseen.'
You have been u'eased to say that the
county or Muskidguin gave a large miiori
ty against the new constitution, and, that if
she may be said to be the last to give her
assent to that instrument, she will be first in
ready and cheerful obedience to its require
meutt. This, gomloinenr Is precisely the
language thai I expected to bear here in tha
large and respectable county of Muskingum,
which, from the earliest infancy of the State
down to the present time, has always exer
ted a leading and salutary influence upon
our public policy. Like many of you, I too
doubted whether, on the whole, the new
constitution would ba found to be an im
provement on the old, and, undor the influ
ors of party turn up, they are the men to get
ihein, una they should be willing to share)
the Inlors as well as -the honors or success.
If this was done honestly and faithfully, the
Whig papers would nourish, and Whig prin
ciples would grow 'in proportion to the ex
tension of the circulation or the papers
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A Great Intention. The Albany Ar
gua describes a newly Invented machine for
planing wood which is now in operation iu
that city. It saya:
A satisfactory idea of the invention can
only be formed by seeing it at work. Though
simple in iu construction, and easily com
prehended at a glance, it is difficult to con
vey a clear understanding of the modut ope
randi on pape. It will be sufficient, per
hapr, to say, that nothing heretofore invent
ed Approaches it, either in respect to the
spend with which it does its work, or the
upon him, it is undoubtedly of far greater
moment thai tho first Legislature and the
first bench of judges should be composed of
wise, able and experienced men. Upon the
lormer will devolve the olmost equally im
portant duty of giying a sound and correct
interpretation to such paitsof ihe instrument
as may be brought imoquusiion. In a word
we havo belore us the great work nrbuilding
up a new legislative and nuw judicial code
Unwise laws at the beginning, or unsound
judicial interpretation, will almost certainly
be followed by evil consequences, which it
will be all but impossible to correct in after
You have done mo the honor 10 advert in
very complimentary and gratifying terms
to a speech delivered by mo in the
llousu of Representatives, on tho bill to ad
mil the States of Iowa and Florida into the
Union. That speech wus delivered at a
period of public tranquility, and before the
feelings and,passions of the public hud been
excited and rousjd by the agitation of the
quesiion of the annexation of , Texas, and
the other great, disturbing and unhappy con
iroversies that have since flc wed from thai
measure, as their common and primary
source. I had beon led to reflect what in
fluence the great valley of the Mississippi.in
which wo dwell, was destined to have on
the stability of tho Union. My own rvflea
lions conducted mo to ihe conclusion that
the sure and abiding const rvaiive powtr oi
ihe Union was to be lound in thai great
heart of ihe country which lies between the
Allegheny and Rocky mountains that for
its own self-preservation ii must cvor hold
in check the centrifugal tendencies of the
extromcs, both on the Atlantic and rucinc'
and especially on the former ocean that
nature, as a duty of overruling necessity to
ourselves, had made us the guardians of the
integrity of the Union. And, however the
political elements have since been agitated
and disturbed I still adhere with abiding faith
to every opinion then uttered by me. Out
enough has since transpired to satisfy all
cool and reflecting men that, in the perfor
mance of tha high duty and destiny of guar
ding the integrity of the Union, while we
must exact Irom all others a faithful obser
vance of the requirements of the constitution
we must ourselves be equally ready and
willing to respect all the rights that are se
cured to them l-y thai instrument. It is only
by the observance of this rule, on all sides
and In all parts of the country that we enn
hope to get on, and preserve our national
In conclusion, Genilenton, I again return
you my sincere thanks for this gratifying
demonstration on your pari, whicn carries
with it a sure promise that, as in all former
times, the county or Muskingum will, at tin
coming election, be found true to her own
interests and those of our noblo Suite.
f -PICTUKE Or TIIK FIRE.
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; i ne eauor oi the, Alia uaitlornlan givea
the following description of the lata fire at
San Francisco! California x-
-"Iron and zinc curled up like -scorched
lonves, and sent forth their brilliant flames
of green, bluo' and ytllow tints ::? mingling
wiih and "modifying ihe gnat red tongue
of fire which flushed -upward from a. thou
sand burning houses. The hill sides were
lighted ns if the sun was above the Eastern
mountains, and ihdir irons, shrubs, herbage
and housca were, as distinguishable in the
bright light as if it 'wire noon. Darkness
hung over a large portion ol ilie shipping,
where the broad and heavy ocean of smoke
lay down in impenetrable gloom over the
Bit. People became paralyzod. Many
removed their stock of goods or pot tions of
them four or five times, and had them over
taken and destroyed by the flomea si last.
The streets were crammed with masse of
human beings and rushing teams, only clv
ing way before the advance ol tho elements,
aa the smoke and heat and crashing walls
pushed them back. Men bcame mad; tome
rushed headlong into the flames. Weeping
women and prattling infancy were wander
ing amid nshit and destruction. Every few
momenta the earth and air trembled, at
great buildings were lorn into (regmonta by
explosions of. gunpowder, and the atmos
phere was filled with shattered timbers,
brick and mortar. . The multitude hung up
on tho borders' of this" vast sea of flume;"
few comparatively knew, er could know.
what were tho dangers and exertions of those
who were within tho range of the atifling
smoke and scorching flame. In less tlisu
nine hours horn the beginning, more than
twenty squares existed only in memory aid
in the ascending columns of smoko and
flame which cover the city s site.
But the siddesi sight of all was the de
strucdon of brave, but bewildered men, who.
finding themselves suddenly surrounded with
fire, rushed, staggered and uncertain from
flame to flame, in hopeless efforts to escape.
until stranglod and scorched they wriihoi'
and fell in full view of hundreds, who wei
completely powerless to save them. Others
after battling inside of what ihnv had con
siderod fire proofs, finding their efforts to
save the buildings vain, endeavored to escape
but loo late. The doors and window blinds
were red hot, and could not ba opened in
some instances, and their Inst chnnco of
safely failed them. We cannot express our
sensations of vrstcrdav, while looking upon
the blackened remains of poor Immunity.
as they still lay, burned 10 coals, amia the
tire which filled the cellar ol a building on
Montgomery street, still boyond the reach
of all who gazed upon them. May we nov
er again see so horrible a spectacle.
A Great Invention. Joel W. Andrews
of this borough, lias in operation at Bridue
port, opposite this place, a kiln for burning
bricks exclusively with anthracite coal. I
is said to answer the purpose admirably
burning thn bricks in about half the timi
required whon wood is used, and at obou
half the cost for fuol. As in this suction o
the country wood it each year becoming
more scarce, we regard this at a great im
provomeni, the importance of which will ere
long be appreciated. Io brick-in-ilicr gen
erally.and those of Philadelphia particular
ly, whero wood is sold at 95 to 95 50 per
curd, white coal can bo nau at co ou pi
ion, the improvement is a matter of can id
eraltle interest. Ii is said that in burning
bricks one ton of coal will produce as much
heal at iwo and a-bilf cords of wood. ivor
riitown Free Freu.
A Ralroad Kino. A. Do Graffe, of Day
on, it probably the most extensive RailrnaJ
contractor in the United States. lie has
under contract about two hundred miles i
Railroad in this Stnio and Indiana, lie
employe 1000 or 1200 men, 400 or 00
hortet nnd 300 cart, ond hit cor tracts
mount to nearly a million and a half of do!
lars . lie is a man of iron energy of char
acter and puts things through in real lo
motive style. Ho psrsonally supervises hi
extensive operations, and no delinquency on
the parts of his subordinate, escapes hia
eogle-eyed vigilance. -O. o. Jowr.
No Sugar from Tkxas.--A writer in the
State Gazette, iu speuking of the prospects
for a sugar crop in the lower part ol 1 eras
'Since tho first of January last, 1 tisv
visited all the sugar plantations in the low
country, and you will bo surprised to I car
that planters with 300 acres in canu, I
many instances will not make seed lor an
Whig. Mass Meeting.
At atneetmg if the Wkig Central fJominittee
of Meigs eounty, it was resolved to hold t Mast
meeting of the Whigs of Meigs county oa . .
Saturday, August, loth, . ..
ratify the nominations made by the late Whir
State Convention to interchange ooinioii to
renew ancient nlcdire to taks eounail for the
future, sad rekindle anew, the old Whig Am of
The fiat election under the New Constitutioa
ill be the nuat imaortant election held ainee
the organ-ration of the Stat Governmant jUp-
mg as it will, the deetiaiet of the Bute for a swat
ter of a oentwry ta con:
If ws believe c plncip'.e conaerratorv of tbe
public welfare we owe it to ourselves, u pea-
umy ana toe cause or KepuWicanUm tbtoiuh-
out the world, to have tbetn engrafted on oar in
stitution!. ! .
Let the People therefore turn oat ee-masr
for the purpose of consultation. ' As in the good
old time the catch string will be out." V
A Free Dlaner wtir t Prcrfded
ftr 'allwho may attend." v '
Able Speakers w 111 be Present.
The meeting will also appoint delegates to a
peaatqriLonye&tion. to nominate a sandidate for
Senator from the Counties of Meigs, Gallia, Xaw-
leace snd Vinton. Also delegates to a Conven
tion to nominate a candidate for common Pleas
Judge for. the district composed of the counties of
Athens, Meigs, Gallia, and Washington snd ta.
transact such other business as may. be brougkt
The meeting will organise at 10 o'clock A. M..
By order of the central committee.
E. WILLIAMSON, Chairman.
IT. T. Van Hoan, Secretary. " ' ""'
WHIG PRIMARY ELECTIONS.
T lite, Whigs of Meigs County:
At the lost Convention of tha Whigs of
Meigs county a change was made in the
manner of aelicting enndidates substlto-
ng Primary tluctlons for' Delegate Con
ventions. By ihe rules adopted bV ths
Convention for the holding such elections
is made ihe duty of ihe Central pommlt-
tee w give notice of the lim-j, die. , For ths
better understanding of the matter ws annex
the rulea which are aa follows:
I. Each township to compose an Eleo
t. Tho Primary EUciiotis to be btld en.
the first Saturday In September. -
3 .Two persons two act as judges and one-
4. Elections to open si one and close a
5. Tho voir countud and the result it
to the Cvntra! Committee by tho nexi Tues
day liio roturna io be published in the newspaper.
6. Tho person having the highest Burn
er of votos I i b the rxmii.ee.
7. In cass of a tie, ths candidates will de
cide by lot, aa practiced In ihe Senate of the
No person shall be considered a can
dirfatn unlcas hi name has been announced
four. weeU previotii io ihe Primary Elcc
ion; In the newspaper.
The above, in brief, are the rules adopted
by the Convention. We therefore give no
tice that iho Trimary Elections will be held1
dATURlMY, SEPTEMBKR 0, 1851,
under tho tibovo regulations; The returns
of said election in Le cealcd up snd direct d
lo the Whig Central vomnr-tttre.- Tha com
mittee would suggest that those returning the
poll bonks eittnd on Monday, September
ft'.li.at 10 o'clock, in order that we mr
hare a mrctit-g of the different township,,
by thoir riclogau-i. fur gworal corsulintlorv
and business .
Candidates will ob-erve, that under the
rule, their names should be -annoui,cod by
the FIRST week In August, at tho farthest.
K. II. STEDMAN. " ' '
K. WILLIAMSON. ' , , v.
K- T. VAN HORN,
Whig Central Conmitk.
Pomeroy. Juno 26, 1851.
Propositions have been received by th
Whig Central Committee o( Gallia county
and agreed loby iliem.to hold a Senatorial Cor.
vemion for this district al GullipolisSepten.
ber 5ih. . We presume all tho counties will
acquiesco. The counties composing the
district are Lawrence, Gallit, Meigs and
.Vinton. ., ,...
. Miss Susan NirrEt givea a loud certifi
cate In favor of some of the popular medi
cines of the day.' She wat iu tiering from
general debility, tick hendachc, heart burn,
indigestion, tape worms, constipation, rheu
matism in the back, shoulders, and hips, and
accuracy of surface snd finish which ii gives ence of thsi doubt, I cast my voir against lis besides these she didn't fuel well herself
io every thing and any. thing which passes adoption. When the Convention that fram- more'n half iho timo. At length. she says,
through it, in the shape of a plank or board, ed this Instrument was in session my whole "l was brought very low, tnai my most im-
A rough board placed within its vortex lime was so much occupied in the discharge
comes out as evr.n and polished as a mirror, of Indispensable public duties aa to leave
tu the tune of 108 feet a minute and this me no leisure to read the debates of the
Convention and learn the views of thai body
When, however, they presented that instru
ment to the people ' for their consideration,
having time then to devote to the subject, I
r. B.l.a t m "
ten it it tp be a duiv that 1, in common with
Mr Jacob Allen, an old and respectable
citizen of Milford, Hamilton county, In this
State,' hung himself on Monday jail. . Thu
cause is said to bo tho fanatical conduct of
his wife, who had been an Abolition Lee
without driving the machine. Its maximum
capacity is double and even treble this speed
-and thu greater the power and the rapidity
ol the working, tho more perfect It iu exe
cutton. We can well believe thai it will
PoHPEit. A recent Idler, from an Ameri
can gontlemin in Naples says: , , ;
Vesuvius it now. calmly tmoklng; and
seems disposed ir ropuso himsell from the
fatigues of bit dovftswiing laburs of last
year. Pompeii la slowly appearing above
ground. About twertiy laborers are kept m
work, wbo manage lo get a cartload of eunh
a day fsotrt the subincumbeni city. Not our
half of the emirs city is yet excavated.
The earthly mound which covers it is ex
ceedingly beautiful, and rich vineyards with
homes q( peasants are scattered' over.: its
surface.. A,bution of the sea wall haS re
cently been unearthed which, goes (o con
firm the opinion that the tea, now nearly s
mils dtsiaot, flncs lt'cd the walls uf Poni
pail. . - '
turn out work at the rate ol 200 and even all. owed to my telf, to the community, and
to tnose who shall come auer us, io careful
ly, impartially, and honestly study and com
pare its provisions with the old constitution
I could not, however, conceal from myself
inoisct ir.ail leit lor the tild constitution
Something of that affection and sentiment
wh!6h Tiover around an old and venerated
family mansion. I could not forget that at
I State we had at the beginning started out
wiih our political existence undor it that
we bad always lived under, iu protection
that our children had been born snd nurtured
up in it-that from a small beginning wo had
grown up under It io be one of the greatest.
moat prosperous, and powerful communities
of this great republio so much so, thai ev
erywhere, all ths1 World ovei. whoroVer ' the
Stale bf Ohio Is known, it Is pointed lo and
admitted (o be the first and brightest exam
ple of unparalelled public and private pros
perity t and that, so far from failing to per
form iu accastotned functions, snd checking
Li J. , .la'
eur onw era career, ws w ere never in a men-
300 feel per rninuto or ss fast ns It csn be
ico. ..... . , , v
In this respect it ouutrips the famouk
VVoodworib invention, and Dromltes ta au-
,,-erscae it entirely. 1 ho maximum capa
city ,nat marhino, we aro told, is SO or
40 feel p"r minute. Such ss are Interested
in the progix's of improvement will see In
this something I strange, and well
worth inspection and siudy. -, 1 ' ; '
The overseers of tho poor, in Boston, aro
nlaking anangemeitu to send back to Eu
rope e number of indigent paupers,. blind,
lunatic, ikc.r who have hoen sent over from
tho poo j "houses in England. I i
0CThe? steamers Empire City and Geor
gia have' arrived from California' bringing
8,000,000; in g')U duel. The sdWcps are
twt very lippor'aiit. " " . '
pudenl friends did not know mo, and the
regular lacultles did't expect me to live from
one end io the other."
' "About this lime a friend recommended
as a last resort that I should try a lew bot
tles of the Pictorial Oxenated ' Compound
SaxfuriHe Extract of Wild Cherry Wine
Bitters, satisfaction given or money refund
ed, to be well taken before shaken, destroy
the label as soon as possible, no pay no ewe,
beware of counterfeits noro genuine un
less the proprietor Is on the wrapper. -1 used
three dozen bottles of this most truly inval
uable medicine, and It gave . immediate re
lief in three months."
Personally appoared tho said Susan Nip
per aa aforesaid and awore io the foregoing
and slid sho'd be darned if it was'nt true.
' The Albany Journal says : the telegraph
informs us of the , arrival of our associate,
Mr Dawson, this forenoon, with the steam
er Africa. . Mr Dawson left Boston on the
30th of April. :. He has, therefore, crossed
the Atlantic twice, and travelled through
England, Belgium, ' Prussia," Germany,
France; Scotland and lielauj, in sixty-three
aays , vraj dpp t grpw under such nuh'a
feet I -v. i. .-. ...
Democratic County Convention.
The Democrats of (he various townships
th the county of Meigs will plcaso take not
lice ihat a convention of Delrgntea will be
held at'lhe Court Douse in Pomeroy, on
Friday, the first slay f Asiguot,
at 10 o'clock rtf said day, fur the purpose of
pulling in nomination suitable candidates to
fill ihe various offices required undor ihe
People's Constitution, which has jusi born
adopted ly stlen thowavA majority
Then coma up, friends, nnd lot ui first
meeting under ihu new Coustitciion be a
good and glorious one, congratulating ench
other upon iho enlargement of our liberties,
pledging mutual support and fidelity to our
hest of chatters', ; ! , .... : ,
II. B SMITH, :
- 1 i. M. CAMPBELL, '
' ''; 8. P. CUTLER. "
' .'' ' , , ' l)eni. Cent: Com. M, C. ;
'.' .' 1 Ulesltcal NeUee, ' . .
Ths Censors of the' Meigs Co. Medical Asaocia
olon aro hereby notified to meet in Pomeroy, on
the 17th Inst., at four o'clock PM.,' at the Drug
Store of D. fleH, By order ' ' ', .
' ' 0, F. THOMAS, See-y.
. On the 10th iust., by Rev. R. Wilkinson, Antv
Faun to MitoikiT BsAbiHiW, all of Meigs
DIED On Tuesday the Uth iast. Jams B.
RiLni, of this place, aged tboat 26 years. ,
IT Consumption is a disease which is carrying
its victims to tue tombs by thousands, without
being anejted in its progress by tXt medicines in
c munon use at the present time. But a brighUr
day is cominf, -and hia come u to luecessfnlly
arrest this disease. DR. ROGERS' UVERWOfiT
ANDTARi not only givea immediate relief ia
Coughs and Colds, but from the testimony of ma
of the highest standing here and elsewhere, it is
making some very remarkable cutesof Consump
tion. Improvements in the treatment of disease
are onward, and nothing can arrest it spirit ta
the present age. Thosa who aw afflicted witk
diseased Lungs, would do wtU to oall 'on tha
Agent tud see ths certificate of Dr. Wm. J;
nichsrds. Judge Wm, Burke, tkt wife of tka
Rev, Geo. W, MaAey, and of D Hiram Cox, late
Professor in the gclefttie. Medical Qollegt in Cin.
einoatl,, - , :r
Xo sale in Pomeroy br- J. P, Uxmna od D.
Qcsd, Agents fur Meigs county, " ; nlTwX '
HTPa,v Qevsorr's Inraov-tn Sxtct of Yti
low Doca and Barsafarilla is a tur. inwdy for.
Thousands cf Individual art ouraed witk giiav
out complaints, which they inherit from thcU pa
rents,. The use of tbe Yellow Dock and Sana
d trills will save all this, and save a vast ajnoaal
of misery, and many valuable lives for it tk
roughly txpelt from the system the latent taint,
which it the seed of disease, sad q takes off the
curse by which the tins or misfortune of the n.
renU are jo. o(tn visit 1 upon the innooent off
Psn.t owe it to their children to guard tkesn
against tk effect of maladies that su he eoav
municatcd by descent, and children f Bareata
that have at any time been affected with Con.
sumption, fcaofula or Syphilis, owe it U i them
telvet to take precaution against ths dte be,
ng revived in them. QuysotVt Ertraot of Tel
low Dook and Batsaparilla it a sure antidote,
such etsas, Hc advertisemant, , n3f.w4n
C?A KTha eahratad EnUrVr.
VNos. t, 5 nd 5, Calband sea there, at .
' ' CSIITH'R