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OKI AT ricmt BAILROiD HKW FA!.
Hon. W. Clap J ok n: Dear Sir: Hav
ing learned that in recent expedition to the
Pacifio, 'you Inverted a pith in the mountains,
heretofore unknown, ponessinir. superior advan
tage!, anl nvioii belter adtpted lo the construc
tion qf. the proposed railway thn any other yet
ilAcuvered, I deiire ti elioit from you all the
information upon th.it subject it it in your pow
er to impart, with. a vjew of giving lo it that
publicity Which it importance demand.
The peculiar geographical relation of St. Jo
eeph te the contemplated route, the great nation
al considerations involved, and your own poi-
tion and character, will aecure for the desired
communication much inter', respect and confi
dence. Your ob't serv't,
M. F. T1ERNAN.
St. Joscpit, June 25th, 1853.
Col. la. F. Titan ah Sir: Youn of this date
aa' 'received this evening. I will reply by
pointing out the best route for the great Pacific
tail Road, through the pass which I traversed
flte coast ruction ' of ihi road the gigantic
enlrprie of the age, is fixed in the American
mind. It importance aa the grand commercial
highway of civilised man over a vast continent
i known. That it will mrke the American
Union the great centre and the active theatre of
civilisation, is certain. The world wide impe
tut that it will give lo commerce, and moral and
eocial progress, as also the new life that it will
breathe into the old world, are appreciated.
That it will be undertaken and completed, is as
certain a destiny. That one great trunk one
grand artery, should be constructed, is a fact as
evident as the Importance and feasibility of the
enterprise. That branches commensurate to the
want of commerce should connect with this, i
alto evident. The first question, therefore,
presenting itself for consideration, is, where
shall this main trunk be? Where commence
where crott the mountain barriers where ter
minate? It should be constructed where the great tide
f commerce would naturally flow; where it
would benefit the greatest number; en that route
capable of supporting the largest population,
a ad where the greatest facilities exist for its
construction. This route I will proceed te de
monstrate. Take an extended map of the United States,
begin at the principal commercial cities of the
Atlantic, and trace a line westwardly to the
Mississippi river. Yeu will atari ut Boston,
and pursue a line of railroads through New
York, riuladelpiiiu, liallimore, Washington, or,
from Philadelphia by Harrisburgh, direct to
Pittsburgh, and through Columbus, Indianapolis
and Springfield, to Quincy, on the Mississippi;
or, you may pursue the Northern lake shore
route', or the branch from Baltimore to Wheel
ing, and by Columbu. Those roads ore in
active operation. They are but different lines
of one great route, passing near the 40th paral
lel of latitude. The direction of this route
points on nearly a direct line to the best passe
to the bny of San Francisco on the Pacific. Its
course lies through the most densely populated
portion of th; Union. It is through the heart of
the great pr.id.iuirg portion of a population, ac
tive, industrious una iirelligent, and in a climate
highly favor Me to man's inviiial und physical de
velopment; by field teeming wi ll rich pro
ducts; by citiet and towns rich, active and
prosperous in manufactures ; through commu
nities where art, science and the highest civili
zation embellish and elevate society, while they
give health, vigor an! activity to business.
There, in the centre of wealth, population, busi
ness and civilization, the line from the Atlan
tic it unerringly marked to the Mississippi. It
is the Gulf stream in the great lide of com
merce, population and business, which moves
tteadily westward. It point to the mouth of
the Missouri, and the great Western system of
rivers, for a passage through the barrier of the
Rocky Mountains. Wlieie shall this pass he?
Where shall the line be extended to the Pacific?
Where the initial jtoi nt on the Mississippi the
The Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad is a
prolongation of this line. There will be anolh
ir ..tended from St. Louis to Kansas. Here
they approximate towards one point. That
point is the valley of the Kansas river, which
teem to have been traced by nature a the route,
to the bae of the Rocky Mountains, on nearly'
the tame parallel si the line between the Atlan
tic and the Mississippi. Here the two road
can meet, a alto the variont branchet from the
North and South, called for by the wants of
commerce. These mutt converge in the valley
of the Kantat, at the forks, the geographical cen
tre of the American Union.
The line af the main trunk will continue up
the Valley of the Kansas, ia a direction a little
nerth of west, to the tource of the main or Re
publican fork. The country from the Missis
aippito the wett boundary of Missouri is fer
tile, prosperous and populous. That upon the
Kansas it one of the most rich and beautiful in
th. .rait allev of the West. ' It postesset a
'racial and temperate" climate, an abundance
. r ..client and durable wood, pure and healthy
water, beautiful plaint and undulating highland,
with toil of a deep, rich loam, exurberant and
productive, with a variety of excellent and nu
tritious grat, waving in the delightful valleyt
mwA nrairiet. like fieldt of cultivated grain. It
it capable of a dense settlement, and ere two
yeart thall have expired, the sound of the pio
iieer't axe will be heard, and the tmoke of hit
cabin will atcend wettward to the base of the
From the head of. the Republican fork, the
route will past over a rolling prairie divide on
. Ih. .ier of the South fork of the Nebraska
vr Platte, in the South Park, a region ot country
'beautiful and rich, and possessing extensive
old fields. Crossing llie oum lorn auove oi.
'rain's fort, the route will skirt the base of the
taountaint to a point at tne northern uase oi
Lone' Peak, and enter a puts where the south
fork of the Cacha a la Towire bursts from the
Mountain!. Thenoe it pursues its course
through a prairie valley, anJ over on elevated
blainto the Medicine Bow mountain, near the
aonrce of Larmma river. Inn mountain is
...J il,rnmli a ilrDressiuli. covered with a
ill.. rr..t of excellent timber for the con
.truoiun of a road, some 50 mil'S South East
. .1,. Medicine Bow Butte. Emerging from
this forest, it enters the North Park, passes the
North Fork of the Nebraska, or Platte, skirtt
the base or the main range, aim cio uuuuKu
alow prairie divide, about two degrees south of
the South Patt, an lo the head waters of the
North Fork of the Yampalh river, and enters
(ha desert valley of the upper Colorado of the
Yet. . .
Here the mountain barrier ore overcome.
The p " lt wil1 not b" neceMal7
U eut a olitary tunuel. Nature ha graded th
toAd. JoP " Kana are about 800
feet above the level of the gulf. The entrance
of the pns 600 mile wett, is 6,500 feet above
that level. The highest point of the pat is
about 7,200 feet, and the ascent from the East
is gradual for tome 40 milet. On the West, if
decend to Green river, or the upper Colorado,
a distance of 80 miles, i rom tbe summit level
it it an inclined plain, sloping to St. Joseph and
Kansas on the East, while on the West the in
clination it to the Upper Colorado.
The country from the rolling divide, on the
head of the Republican fork, to tlte head of the
Yam pah is varied, consisting of wide grassy
undulating plaint, wooded hills, nd swelling
mountains, through which wind lovely rich val
leys nd delicious streams. There are ull the
inducements to emigration and settlement wood
in abundance fine water productive soil und
bounding health in the dry, pure atmosphere.
The valley of the Celorado it desolate, ex
cept on the immcdiut tBafgine of tin streams,
and a group of detached mountain eatjt or
Brown's hole; yet it i licit in coal this mineral
hcing found in tnany lueiaiitiea and i lHtge
The rout front tti fate, proceede down the
Yampnhj to a polut neat tlia Junction of the
North and South fork of that ttream; thence it
pursues a Weatern course, patting by immense
bed of coal, and by the fertile rang of the
Vermillion mountain, (and which are not indi
cated on any map) lo Green river. Thence
there are three route that can be pursued one
by Fort Bridger on by the) Winta, and Utah
Lake, and the other or more central, up Henry's
fork, and by the head ot Webber river to the
Great Salt Luke City.
There it would part through the rich and
populous valley of the Great Salt Lake, and
pursuing a course South of that Lake, it would
cross the dry bed of the great inland Sea, which
forms the Great Basin, by way of the rich Val
ley of Fountain! to the head of the Humboldt ;
thence down the Humboldt to the southern Or
egon rand; thence by Mud Lake and through
the Sierra Nevada by .YoMe't Pass, into 111
From the Colorado to the Great Basin, ot the
Salt Lake City, the country is in many placet
rich and tusceptible of cultivation. In the
Timpanogat group of the Wahsatch mountains
there ore many delightful valleys, with tine
grasses and good water.
there are but few obstacles to the construc
tion of the road, and from the Salt Lake City to
the base of the sierra Nevada, beyond Mud
L.ake the plain is, with but tew exceptions, one
unbroken level. Then . commences Noble's
Pass, by which you enter the rich Valley of the
Sacramento, without perceiving that you have
passeu mc oierra nevatm, so grauuui is me ele
vation and descent.
From this point the route lays down the Val
ley of the Sacramento, through the heart of the
rich mines and the rich country to Beninia,
which is a better place for its terminus than San
The route is more direct, and much shorter
than any other proposed, tho distance being
from St. Joseph, or Kansas to Benicia on the
buy of San Francisco, about one thousand eight
hundred and thirty miles. '
It would benefit a larger population than any
other. It would be a great artery flowing from
the heart of commerce in the Atlantic, Middle
and Western States, which would pour forth a
tide of our products and manufactures on the
coast of Asia, and return, bearing the riches,
gems, gold, spices und silks of the east. It
would pas through a country where there are
facilities for the construction of a railroad a
country with soil and minerals, and capable of
sustaining a producing population, ll would
have a magical effect in developing the resour
ces of the great West and peopling the green,
untrodden prairies and beautiful valleys towards
the setting sun.
Upon this grand subject we should unite our
energies, concentrate our strength, without lo
cal bickerings or party prejudices
It rests on
high, on lufiy ground above party above
place, and towering over all sellish considera
tion. It is a subiect in which we should span
the continent by one stroke of policy, group the i
States in one view and behold them linked by j
an iron band a pathwuy of commerce from
ocean to ocean, along which the great tide of
wealth chould rtour with equal urneht to all a
subject on which the patriot should bo heard be
fore the people, a well a 1 lie brawling dema
gogue, who riues it as a nouuy in pursuit oi
The route indicated, I am confident i practi-
cable. I have traversed it myself from a point j
opposite- to the head of the Republican fork to;
the point where it diverge iroin the Humboldt.
I passed through the mountains in the summer
of 18S0., with the Cherokee Indians and some
emigrant! from Arkansas and Missouri. The
past prior to that time wat apparently untrod
den by the white man. We had tome 40 wa
gons and pursued our course without impediment
or difficulty. 1 hal in view the practicability
of constructing the Railroad, and particularly
noted every feature of the country, and noted
them at the time in a journal, and 1 feel war
ranted in the assertion that the route from the
eastern base of the Rocky Mountains to lhe
western base of the Sierra Nevada in the Sacra
mento valley, will not present half as many
obstacles as the route from Baltimore to Whoel
ine, and can be constructed at much less cost.
The road should be national the result of
national legislation made by the treasure of the
nation, and kept and guaraeu ny national
agents. The national domain should be the ba
ns of the railroad Mock. Upon Una stock it
should be built, and built now. There will be
no difficulty in raising money on tuch a tecuri
ty aa the public lands. Then it should be under
the national control, and no more toll or tax
should be exacted for passengers or goods trans
ported than will pay the agent and employees
and keep the road in repair. This would be
merely nominal would not be felt us a burden,
while it secured incalculable bcnufitt to the
Wn Lnow the dancer of monopolies. We
know thut they are for the benefit of the few at
the expense or the many. They enrich the
capitalist und rob the body of the people.
They build up the moneyed ufUtocrucy, while
they cripple lhe energies, of the mass. For
these reasons, 1 wish the great National Rail
road, secured from the control of individuals.
I want no speculators, capitalists or monopolists
to wield a now er which w ill control the trade of
At I leave your growing city In the morning,
I have been compelled thus' hastily to coinplj
with vour reouest, but 1 hope during the sum
mer to have the pleasure of addressing the riti
zrns of St. Joseph an! Buchanan county, on this
most interesting subject a subject, indeed,
paramount to all olliers.
Very respectfully, your friend,
W. CLAUDE JONES.
HANNIBAL JOURNAL; JULY 1 CI 853.
. WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 1853.
H IMPORTANT WIT 7
An interesting suit it now progressing In the
Hannibal Court of Common Plen Hon. John
IJ. Helm, J iii It;. It it the ease of the city of
Hannibal vt. Samuel & Most. Counsel for the
Plaintiff, Messrs. A. f . Lamb, John T. Redd,
and M. P. Green; for the defendants, Messrs
Tt L. Anderson, R. F. Richmond, aixl R. F.
In 183Gat claimed by the city, Stephen
Glascock dedicated a certain piece of property
for the use of the oity of Hannibal, at a wharf.
Jn 1339 the property referred to was purchased
by Messrs. Samuel &. Most from Stephen Glas
eock, and a Slaughter House erected thereon
The city ntw tuet for the recovery nf the prop
trty. The defendants over that hen they made
their purchate, no public notice, of record or
otherwise, had bean, to their knowledge, made,
treating in the City the right to ue this proper
ly; that the city never hat used it, und that the
property belong to them and not the city.
The tettimony was closed thit morning, tnd
the time then taken up till 12 o'clock, in discuss
ing a point of law involved in an amended peti
tion, offered to be put on file by the plaintiff.
The defendants objected lo the filing ot the
amended petition, and then demurred to the
amendment. The demurrer was overruled, and
the defendant! had leave to answer.
The luit was decided thit afternoon, by the
Attorneys for the City taking a nonsuil that
if the City should with to bring suit again when
she obtains more evidence, she will be in a tim
ilur position to that in which the commenced thit
tuit. The property involved it worth $15,000.
Dr. Jn. II. Blue, formerly editor and Pro
prietor of the Brtinswicker, hat told out to
Mettrs. Casper W. Belle ond Willis II. Plum
kett, of Brunswick.
We notice in one of the Illinois papers a
statement that a certain individual had applied
to a physician to treat a disease of the head.
The doctor opened the man's skull, took out
his brains, and laid tlicm on the table for exami
nation. While thus engaged, the patient was
called out, and suddenly left the doctol't office,
und did not return. Sometime afterwards the
doctor met him, und reminded him that his brains
wero in his room, and recommended him to
call immediately and get them. The gentleman
replied that he now had no use for them, at he
had lately been elected a member of a strong
"State Policy" tession of the Illinois Legisla
ture. Here was a modest man who nidu t aspire
to be better off than hit compeers. That very
session the Pike county charter was voted down!
THE BAILS COUNTY CLERKSHIP
There it to be a buttle fought for thit office.
Wm. O Young it opposed by a gallant Colonel
who has seen sei vice in the armies of his coun
try. Colonel Rullt became a candidate for the
office last Wednesday. They are both popu
lar men, and it will probably be a pretty close
race, but we confess we should like to see our
old friend "Billy O.," come in justa little ahead,
because he has been, so far as we have been
able to ascertain, a faithful officer, and one whose
experience and industry have curried him
through his apprenticeship to the business, and
rendered him a master workman Besides, their
aint u more clever man in all these parts, than
Billy O. Young.
We should be sorry if Col. Ralls should nr.-
dcrgo any unnecessary fatigue ; but we think
that in this battle he will fall before the but-
...t;.,n 0r nersonul merits and oualilications for
the office, which General Young commands.
The importance of the connecting link
between Hannibal and Naples is fully ap
preciated east of this point. A gentleman
from Indianapolis was in our city thU
morning making inquiries with regard to
, n,OSnect for such a connection, as it is
regarded as extremely important to the
"Central Illinois and Indiana Road." This
, ,ooked u lhe Eas, ft) wi,h
great interest, and there wil! be no dilliculty
in obtaining stock there for a road t'.at it
is so evident would pay well. The road
may be built without a charter; but it is
probable that a charter wiil be granted at
lhe next session of the Legislature, as the
opposition to it seems to be dying away.
The following wiil be found interesting, as
it shows the progress of the great Central
Itoad, and the condition of public sentiment
in Springfield :
Ckntral ani Illinois ami Indiana IIoad.
We have received '.lie following infor
mation concerning this important road, in
which the citizens of Springfield and San
gamon County are deeply interested.
Two surveys have been made from He
cantur to IndianopolN, by which the dis
tance in an air line is ascertained to be 1 15
miles. The Report of the Lnginver will
.loon be icaJy for publication, containing
estimates for the entiie cost of construc
tion, and equipment of the road.
A few weeks since the two compaaies winch
.-it it., .
. .:..! I !..
were most pal ucmany euuucmcii in uic cm.i-
1 11 "L,i ..,,1 . . .a i:.
tors appointed, consistimr of sib in thit Slate
fni " "
anil six in liullnnn
Juike Hoach hat accented the Presidency of
the lioard, having reiigued hi aeut ujion th
btnch of the Supreme Court of Indiana, for that
purpose. Governor Wright, and other distin
guished citizens of Indiana' are actively engaged
111 behalf of this road, and strong efforts will be
made to complete it at an early period.
This road will be one of the great highways
of the nation. It Kill be -.in a airrct line with
Harrisburi'h, Wheeling, Columbus, Indianapolis,
Springfield, lljnnibal and St. Joseph, and should
meet, whenexer opportunity is afforded, with
the hearty co-operation end assistance of all the
citirens in tins teetion 01 our Mate.--spring
field Jouimd. -
The young lad is of Blotmingion, iii inois, ra
cently held a meeting and resolved "to have
nothing to do whatever with any young man
who indulge in lha yte of iatoxioatingjiqiiori."
Whereupon the young lordt of that part of eft
Resolved, That we will not "countennce"any
young lady who don't "oountenance" ti.
Resolved, That we will do our utmost to nut
down the ice cream taloona, and burst allege
soda fountains ; and that it becomes us hereaf
ter, to attend church Military and lonr, and
while there, we will look toward the altar and
w or? hip, initend of acros the aislesl
Resolved, That we will ride tin voune ladies
out no more, and shall therefort, hereafter (lis-
countenance all lit try attblot, railroad and
Resolned, That wa wilt net couutenenra n
feller who violate the above resolution, if ho
wants a girl ever to kaJ.
rf"B. Bird, (colored) was found deaJ oti
(he highway, east o! town, a day or two ojf.
He had evidently ben allot by aotn pcrtous
utikown. Ha was on n collecting tour, prt.
cenling bill, ftnJ securing prodnoo., Bird
had a large circle of relative in this count.
ri i. ...... r : '
V inn ioiuii iuuiirr.
And all over this Plata too. We noticed the
arrival of many of the famly, last spring, attaia
Doint. where thev have remained in anils nftka
' - ( ' - w. - "
"Stringent Bluok law," although they hate
been a nuitance to many localitiat in which they
have tcttled. I Quincv Whiar.
A good many of the same family were "tpot-
ted" at dangerous characters in this part of our
Stale, lust year. Since then they have either
learned to behavo themtelvet better, or have
concluded to remove to tome other locality. If
they have gone to Illinois, wc assure our neigh
bors that no excitement need be apprehended
on account of attempts by Missourians to arrest
and bring back such "fugitives."
In the Messenger of yesterday, there is
an "Address in behalf of Sunday Schools,
delivered at Hannibal, July 4lh, 1S53, by
Elder I). T. Morton," of this city. The
whole address is full of excellent thoughts,
written in an engaging stylo, practical and
remarkably appropriate to the occasion.
The following extracts will be found very
interesting. as well as useful:
By means of Sunday Schools, throuyli
the instrumentality of children, parents are
frequently greatly benefited.
In illustration of this, an anecdote oc
curs to mi e, which 1 think I can relate sub
A little girl, whom we will call "Sally,"
was by some means induced toco to Sun-
lnv School one day. Not havinir been
trained to habits of personal neatness, her
face was quite dirty when she came in.
One of the kind teachers(for Sunday School
teachers are usually kind and amiable) ob
serving this, took her and assisted her to
wali her lace clean, and then combed her
hair nicely, and instructed her tenderly.
Sally was encouraged by Ins kind treat
ment, and went home much pleased with
the school ; her pretty, clean face, sweetlv
beamini with smiles!
Her mother seeing Sally's face and head
ooked sn prettr, concluded to put a clean
dress on her. By this lime the mother fell
that her own face would be the better of a
washing she also, washed her face and
put c.n n clean dress she then thought the
floor looked dirtier than usual she swept,
and set things more to rights in the room.
Sally's father coming in soon nfter readily
perceived the change. His wile said lo
him, "Mr. A. you look very dirty, 1 wish
von would wash and put on some clean
clothes.', lie did so, and thev all felt bet
ter and Happier ana inus mere was
an excellent reformation brought about in
this lanuly, by means of the Sunday School,
through the instrumentality of little
I suppose there are several tamihes in our
town that might be benefited, if wa could
find such another "little Sally" to put the
ball in motion !
Then come on, every little one,
And let us try what can be done !
We hove a mighty work to do
And none can help so well as you.
My Brethren aud friends, your labors
tend in a heavenly direction, your retpon
sibililies are gieau your lubor and sacri
fices are not few, you have to a very great
extent, the moulding of that public senti
ment which is to give stability to our gov
eminent, or which will cover our national
history with the dark pall of death
Every thing you do has an important
bearing for good or evil. Your personal
habits will be imitated bv the children
whom you lead, you should be circumspect
in all your deportment, neat in your dress,
but not foppish, use not cxtravngnnt low,
or coarse language, never etagerate, or
deviate from the plain truth, do not jest,
or yawn or loll, but show by every act and
gesture that you are interested.
I am frequently moi titled and pained by
the unbecoming conduct of those who are
old enough to know better.
A man walks into church, fur example.
and stamps up the aisle, as though hi allots
. , -
were mnde ol cast iron, or seats, rr rather
. 1 1 r -1 l t. 1 1. -
orale? ,1,nl3e, near . .Pa nou
loll down on ona bench and throws bis
feet over the back ot another and takes a
nnn.or draws himself up tit t Young ac
quaintance who is paying attention 10 the
services, and lorces him Into a conversation,
to the annovance of those who ait near.
ami to the confusion of the minister, thro
about the time of the deepest Interest in
the congregation, he rises, nn l when he
reaches the middle of the house, lie puts on
his hat and stalks out as stiffly as though
ha. wished the whole earth to tee him dis
Again, I hnve seen members of the
church, who are in tbe habit.. of stretching
or yawning ami raping in the house of
worship, perhaps before the first song was
sung oi the hrtt prayer was made.
Now these all show they vrera badly
raised, 1 have no idea they were ever rfg
larauenaanit at a well conducted Sunday
school, or they wau4 not have acted ao
roughly and impolitely. .
Bu to return, your every word and ac
tion will have an igfluence upon those who
are copying your example. Be patient
then.be courteous, be persevering.be fa
miliar with your scholars and yet dignified,
let your actions, manners and laatruoee ba
such as you would jiot be ashamed to wit
ness In your own brothers and aisters. J he
time loudly call for treat diligence and
-o4lj propriety on your part. In every
direction you turn your eyes on the broad
earth, ton will find aotne call for lha eser-
caet your noble powers. The fTJieted
to relieve, the poor to assist, the unhappy to
eomfoi t, the ignorant to instruct, the timid
to entourage, the wicked lo warn, the un
dutiful to guide back to the path of truth
from which their feel has erred, and all to
point to the Bible, trial lamp Jvhtch God
hat given to the benighted sons of men. to
lead them aalely through the dark net oil
tins word, to the portals of an everlasting
Urge the children to love the Bible, and
study it, as ttia great Text book or Lift.,
as the inexhaustible mine, from which eve
ry diliger.t and prayerful reader may draw
that information which wil! make Itim wise
and rich in this world and the world to
Come, and leach them that document in
which our Fathers pledged to each' ather
and to Liberty, "their property, their aa
ertd honor," the Declaration of Indepen
dence and the Constitution of the United
If you induce one single child to rever
ence and faithfully to atudy these two
books, the Bible and the Constitution of
the United States, you may congratulate
yourself when you come to die thai you
have not lived in vain. ..
Many other books are useful but these are
the chief. ,
You are engaged in the mightiest work
that ever engaged the attention of man. ;
No sordid metive influences you in your
laborious and patient work of love. I know
you labor not foi earthly fee or reward.
You are the faithful servants of your
couDtry and friends of ) our race. You are
the true conservators of Republicanism,
the Bulwarks ot American Libeity, and
are laboring for the souls of men j and
though you may not be sensible of it, you
are embalming your memory in warm and
generous hearts here on earth, you are
printing your deeds on the unwritten his
tory of your country's glory and prosperi
ty, and if In the fear of God, as obedient
children you are acting, you are inscribing
your name on the fair pages of the "Lamb's
book of Life" to be admired after the tooth
of time shall have reduced to lowder the
marble slabs and brazen monuments of
The New York Tribune remarks that die
satisfaction with the stamped envelope, just it
sued by the General Post Office it very general.
It arises from the fact that each of them bears
on the back the card ot Mr. G. I. Nesbit, of
N. York, the contractor by whom they are furj
nished. The Tribune thinks if thit chance of
circulating a business card had been offered to
the highest bidder, itawould have brought
enough to pay the entire cost of the envelopes,
and a profit to boot. At it is We are assured
that many heavy commercial houses will not use
them at all, though they would itherwise be
Tha New York Journal of Commerce, speak
ing of the envelopes, says i
They are, at yet but a tingle sue, of the
three cent denomination. Aa indifferently
executed bust of Washington, embossed and
encircled by a brick-red back ground, occu-
fiiet the appropriate corner. Above and be
ow the figure are the word signifying the value
of the stamp, lhe back or the envelop is gum
med, ready for sealing, There it alto Mr. Net
bit' advertisement on the back, to which there
it no charge. We doubt the propriety of de
forming the nation 't euvelopet in ttiit way, and
we are supposed (hat tne rosimjile Oenerai
should premitit. Dr. Brandrelh would furnish
the envelopes gratis, baring tha ttamp, for tha
priviledge of printing a small advertisement up
A little glove ttirt up my heart
At tide ttirt up the ocean :
A snow-white muslin, whan it fits,
Wakes many a curious notion I
All tortt of lauy-hsmt tlitill
My feelingt at they orter
Put little female gaiter boott
Are Death and nothing shorter.
NonTHta Cacst RaiLaoao. We liavebeen
eu inio error in tuning; ia arrang on... v. ...
L. ....J. tai tk ...t..M nit Biliot a faw IS Wh Off
fectually secure the completion of thit read troln
Quincy to Mt-redosia, in the course of the neat
eighteen monuis. t roin an article in iub quin
cy Wing or June suth, we tee mat sir. iiutn
nell, lately returned fromlhe City of New York,
state that the Directer of the Quincy and Chi-
cago lioad or anaiou for the completion ol the
branch to Mereijsia, and though no binding ar
rangement ha been entered into for tint object,
yet all thoe interested are determined that it
thall be conttructej at an early iluy) and that an
arrangement aa effectual as that enede in tafer-
race to tho other branch to (Jalesbiirgh, will
be made by neat rrirtar. which will It
cohttructioa, beyond a doubt. Time it will be
aeenihat for final euaaeea thia prejeot eWeeavia
upon plant yet to be matures: Ttie toad easy
becomplried in the liana mentioned, or it may
not. Jacksonville (111.,) Journal.
Cheapest and Bast Writing Ink. .
T T. liKi ri lNOHAM a BkO. are now ai.nii
XJ fec'nriiif Klsck Writing Ink of a superior qoali-
ly, wlucli Cilery sen very enean iiuriy cents a dosea
eoner ot hte cents a pint. Steel pens may be left
standing ia this Ink aay lenglh of timt without cone
dirg, ... . .
I', 8. At whoWsile, Ihey will sell il al f lo t bar
TaoajiaLB Iir a aTtciDC Yesterday at fonts
boy' were passing through f tliu bsemnt of
the bouse N. 81, en Market street, their atten
tion wat attracted to a atone jar placed ia one
corner, at.d covered whh a piece of Vary rloa
carefully tied to it, and securad artfif r iwi&
heavy ttonet. On opening it the vtl waa
found to eofttaln lha body ol aa infant which
from it enearaaoe, had been tliere prtbaly two
weekt. Coroner Brown wat tent for ami n
inqnett wat held, but no else elicited to the Man
aer in which the body was tfaSJI tbere.-TSt.
Louit Newt. '
!' . . ,1 '. uied, ; inij
In thit place, on the 3d instant,3 Mr. WIC
LI AM F1TTM AN, Sen., in the 61th ytw-of
hia aire, atfer a long and - a vera tllaaas,-wtttck
wa borne with Christian fortitude.
The tubject ot this notice waa a swtiv of
Chesterfield county, Va., from whence ft emi
grated lo Kentucky in 181V. ; Duinjf a " resi
dence of more than thirty yeart in Adair oewaty
ol thai State, where he w . orta ti tjiaaaoa
prominent and influential ciriatst,' la eVeWa
round him by hia many virtutt, a large ctrcU'ef
devoted Irion Jt, wha will Wpl tcplor kit
death, and mingle their eympathits with hia af
ftieted family ia ibeir trrere breaveaient Ha
was endowed by nature with a atrong and fn
erous intellect, and with high and noble irapaU
tea, and in all the endearing relatione, af isfe
waa unturpatted making , a ,warsa: ra44e)
friend, a- devotod baebtma, kimi s41t
feelionaie fuller, and atrantroua aeigbbor. Ilia
entire lire wat marked bv the love aad p-radioa
of jutlice and truth, and for more Utaa IwoM
yeart he wat a pi out and devoted saetabor of
the Christian Church. ; . -vt
During hit Ave yeara retideae ta tbit y-Wj)
he hat, on account of feeble health, lived a very
retired lire; but the few of our eitiiena wbf
knew biid, highly appreciated kit taaay esitttl
lenciet, and deeply sprapathise with hi Brv
edfaotilv. 1 ' T
AH Appnatke to U Tarawa Botna.' 'Mfttt
to , ., , , t. amice,'
(jel3H9w) , Corner of Main Hilt Na.4
The Study Side. ,''
DK. CARMAN, Commereil Row, Its Just r
ceived ibis most tleligtful little book, wbkb is
bavins; such a remarktbta alc. Tb Many Maderar
Of "Sunny Side," Peep at No. 5, Jtc(or of St. Bar.)
dalpbs, ic, ic, must not fail lo read IB "Shady
Side." 'or wtrm west her especially, and a a book
for traveling; readint;, nothing, bettr eas' k found.
Not toerclr it tt highly bewitching" and eattittluUig j
but 'troe to life," and lb reader may ktrt ksa if
Irasons of wisdom and profit. Wall may it atrmed.
a it has beea, a "gun of a book." . , t f
CLOUDS AND SUNSHINE. new work by ra
author of Musings of n Invalid, Fua Mid EaitMafi
Fancies of a Wbiatical Man, k. '
. For sei kjr . I). K. GARMA. 1
jyl3dtf 1 At the New Book Store.-
IaltmttDg to Satjers ! f Z ',' ,
WE with to dispose of ao interest one-foerlk
one-third, or one-half In our New Bttsoi Saw
Milt fapright taw) oa Bait River.1 ' -w .s -1
This Mill hat aa Una a location at airy Camttj
Mill in the StatM being on Salt River, at lhe point
at which the Hanoibal and New .London Flan a
Road crosses it. It is Surrounded by a fine rich nigh
boihood, improving; rapidly, requiring a vast amount
of Lumber and then only 71 miles from. Hannibal,
from which, largo biilt en be bad good price
Our facilities for obtaining the various Kindt of logs,
as Blaca Walnut, Maple, H Kinds of Oak,4c.,ar"
scarcely equalled by any other Milt.' kWt Hirer To
20 mite up, abound with tho - timber ' juot (Mattwj
which can be at moderate prices. . , , ) A
To a fiitt rate practical sawyer, en immediate Bp
nJiclionj w will tell an interest a bore, pa term
very accommodating. ' No other, than a thorough ex
nerienced iawyer, uee apply. ; i Jf-n
f, CLAYTOH k HAYeV-A
New London, Mo.. July 13, loSJ. " . (jyUwtf)
tfThe Quincy Whig please copy to auj't of V
and send biMo this Olfic. 1 ' ' 1 ' '
ft. r. 1MTTMAH. W. M. MTTMAH
P1TTMAN & BROTHER--
Importers and Wholesale l)e(trs in -
STAPLE AND FANCY DRYGOODS,
No 97, Main St., ST. LOUIS, MO.
June 9, 1853. ... (jelrwly) v v
NOT1CK is hereby given that the naderjigaed J
ministrator ha obtained from the Clerk ot Ih
Kail County Court, ia vacation, let ten af adminisSra
tion, with the will anneaed, upoa tb estet of JOBS.
1UC, leerased, bearing ds'e July 4th, 18il. , . . -
All persoas bavins; dvuanus against said estate, are
required to exhibit them lot allowance, wilhia. aat)
year from the djte of said letter, or they stay be fie.
eluded from any benekt of said estate, and if uctl
claims are not exhibited within three yean the wilt
be forever barred. ..
(jyl3w4t) CH ARLESRICti, Adas'. ,
DON'T READ THIS! '-
WC tha ondersigntd, having Mti Giles T, Ttfvj'n
Celebrated , , '
Cooking Store, Manufactured by Filley of R. Ll
aud old by J !
Of XXannibal, ...
Take pleasure in recommending tbem to the auhlie aa
superior In point of di ait, economy f fati, taoreotvAC
and eas of regulation, lo any Air-Tifbl C SUva
which we h ever ea atod. . .7 -. . i
(ape-7-d-ly.) . 'i .-
Lime for Sale!
I luve lime for sale, pf, av.s s'L'"
Fine White duality.
And will sell it
Vrry Ckeap fr ,
, , . .
I k 1 t3 U HIV fHU iviiiiunj vvvviwa mr j a jf
mrirSSdSm' IOHN G. qERR.
New Scientific Books. "TT
ffntaN-TWlNE ON RJttLKOAD CURVE8.,,TW
X f ield frtrlirt "Nine, o.it t-ueuist (.urvet. .
ELt-KT OJI THE NllslSSlfPI AND OHIO
b.l!8; IB riacticability el Improvii-g the tSi-
calinn. ' ' "
StLlClUN A!D CEOLOCT, by Csof. Uitchcoek)
a new work of ihiillinc in!ete-t. . J
NIMIVAH AND ITS ttF.MAlN?; by Tayard. ,
Alsa HAVe LS IN EGYPT AM) fALESTKVE
a new aork by J. Hioinnson, M. U. , ' t
Fr le at th uew Cook Store in Commercial Ttntr,
jute lid;f n , P.IC.GAHMA.N.
JtST cRECEI V ED, 1
And for sal t lha ,'Lne Building' corner el
Main and Wrd treet, ' " If
AM. KINDS OK GARDEN SEKDS-Onion etj
Qiut grass and timothy seeds Ctovtrseed bjl 1ti
barrel or bushel. A general ssitmebt of 05.4 S,
Wooden and Willow Waie, kWooms, CoMoa Vans
Cotloa bat.'ins. All kind of Nuts, Orajigoa, Lament,
l'igs, and a host of articles not mentioned hme.;J,ike
H Ue. a lbisand liiii( Ihat is not here lor .a An.
Ions lo ell U foe I' A Sit UP AND liiK MQ.YeTt
DOWN. , tiv UMrcot one thing, the Ksel. Mill
(loui i hit tool