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JUo published by James Harper. "Truth and Justice.)) At $i 50 In Ad ranee. Volume . XV. Number 45. GALLIPOLIS, OHIO; OCTOBER 10, 1850. Whole Number 773. THE JOURNAL. 1 published every Thursday morning -BY J A TIES nARPER. 2 Telegraph Building, Public Square, i . ; Terms: '" fcopyone year.paid in advance, 91 60 1" if paid within the year, 2 00 For. Clubs. Four copies,. tS 60 Six 8 00 - . Ten '. 13 00 The person getting up a club of ten will be entided to one copy gratis, so long as the club continues by his exer tions..' ioe cash, m these cases, roust Invariably accompany the names. v Advertising: One square 3 insertions, . $1 Bach subsequent insertion. , One square 6 months, " 1 Tear. .To those who advertise larger a libe ral reduction will be made. 00 25 4 00 6 00 For the Gallipolis Journal. Friendship. INSCRIBED TO J. S*****. Where shall we trace the power which binds, . In union sweet all kindred minds, Tis where the feelings of a friend - With truth and virtue haply blend. Where friendship's spirit kindly flows, - Around each joy in beauty glows; It leaves a thousand charms im press 'd And gives to life its finest zest. - When days of sorrow and of care - Urge on the mind to sad despair, The hand of friendship will sustain, Nor seek to comfort you in vain. In memory's vision, friendship tmiles, ; And oil the lingering hour beguiles, Disdaining a'l the wiles of art, It glows in every virtuous heart. Sweet friendship then is not a blessing, '" To be worn or cast aside, But a firm and priceless treasure, - And more valued when most tried. The hand of friendship, may its power, ' Be felt by thee in sorrow's hour; Be faithful in each changing clime. Endeared by absence and by time. IRENE. EWINGTON, Oct. 3, 1850. Properties of different kinds of Corn. Indian Corn, according to sor Jehnson, contains starch, oil and albumen, but in very different pro portions, according to the seed which is analyzed. The Southern corn has a fair, proportion of starch, and of. oil also. Another variety, (the name we did not hear) has a large quanti ty of starch, but no oil; the pop corn bas an undue proportion of oil; so has the rice corn; sweet corn has but lit tle oil, but a considerable amount of gluten, &c If starch is required, the corn containing the largest pro portion of this ingredient should be selected; if to fatten cattle, corn con taining oil should be employed. Pop corn is dependent for its peculiar powers (if we may so speak) upon the quality of oil which it contains, its popping, by which its whole char acter is changed, being the result of the expansion of the oil contained within the cells; one barrel of this corn, when popped, will make six teen ; barrels; one barrel of rice corn will make thirty-two after popping. Reference was made to wheat, which is said to contain usually about two percent, of oil, while corn contains nine and ten -per cent, of the same material., Thus it will be seen that a knowledge' of the structure of the seed has to do with the subject of raising and fattening cattle, and with manufactures. . - Raii.koa.d3. An exhibit of the affairs of the Ohio and Pensylvania Railroad Company, has been put forth by the Directors. - The road is to extend from Pittsburgh to Crest line, near Galion, in Ohioj a length oflSS miles and connects with the Befftmtaine and Indiana and the Ohio and Indiana railroad; one running to wards Jndia,ndpolis and St. Louis, and" the" other to Fort Wayne, Chi cago and Oaiena. It also intersects thir Cleveland, Columbus and Cin cinnati .railroad.' The ' company ha ve the authority of issuing $1,000, 000 of bonds for the purpose of con . articling' the road, which" will cost when completed to Massillon,$2,8S5, tiOO.; ' Witfi portion of these bonds thiTcombany has bought thajronfor the" road from Pittsburgh to Massil lori, a distance bf . 170 miles.- From tfca latter plaice to Crestline, 78 miles, if is estimated tnatlhe trading and bridging wjjl cost $ 100,000, of which 250,090 have been raised by bcai subscription, . The whole wori is to H completecHn 1853. . s y. t a der the far of Gen. the an the We out Allen and -At zens 1850, to river, man of GALLIPOLIS JOURNAL. MONDAY, Oct. 7th, I860,. The Railroad Meeting at Point Pleasant. The adjourned Railroad meeting at Pt, Pleasant on the 2nd inst., was more numerously attended and mani fested more enthusiasm than any popular gathering we have witnessed since the last Presidential election. The number in the court house, where the organization took place, and in the yard around, may safely be put down from eight hundred to one thousand. The meeting was called to order by the Chairman of the former meet- James H. Couch, Esq., Chair man of the committee oppointed at the previous meeting to draw up and submit a report, read the commit tee's report, prefacing it with appro priate remarks, enlarging and eluci dating the matter of the report, and closed with a well directed appeal to his Virginia fellow-citizens to unite with energy in an effort to procure the extension of the Central Railroad down the valley of the Kanawha to its mouth. His remarks on the value of this improvement to Western Vir ginia, and to the country along and adjoining the Kanawha valley were appropriate and forcible. Gen. New som, of Gallipolis, read to the meeting some written remarks em bodying numerous facts, showing the advantages of a Railroad connexion of central Ohio with central Virgi nia. The Secretary read a number of letters from gentlemen who had been invited to attend, but were pre vented from so doing. Henry J. Fisher, Esq., being called for, appeared and addressed the meet ing, lie spoke ot the proper and most expedient measures to be adopted to induce the Virginia company to push forward their road to Charleston and down the Great Kanawha V the Oh; river. He mentioned the difficulties thought that by well directed efforts timely measures they might be ove; come. He pledged himself to exert himself for its accomplishment while Richmond (he is a member of the Vi ginia Constitutional Convention) and to attend the meeting of the Company at Louisa Court House on the 17th inst After Mr. Fisher had concluded, an ad journment for dinner was carried The people of Point Pleasant, with generous hospitality for which Virgin ians. are renowned, had provided a fine dinner on a liberal scale. The table extended the whole length of the yard surrounding the public buildings, and well supplied, as the eight hundred who partook can testify When the meeting was called to or in the afternoon, the report of the committee from Ohio, drawn by Gen House, who had personally been over proposed route from Gallipolis as as Jackson, was read with some ex planatory remarks by S. A. Nash. This report, accompanying which is a map the country throHgh which the route passes, we presume will be presented by House himself to the meeting next Wednesday. Indisposition prevented H. from being present at the Pt meeting.) The official proceedings with report will be found below, On the whole we think this meeting auspicious commencement. ihe numbers present and the enthusiasm manifested shows that the proposed im provement has taken strong hold of the popular mind, and that any measures looking to its accomplishment will meet hearty co-operation of the people, cannot close this brief notice with' expressing, in behalf of those who visited the Point from Ohio, to Messrs, & Rosebury our thanks for gen erously conveying all attending the meeting from Ohio across the river free, the promptness and desire they manifested to accommodate all. XT . a -,tr,o; 1 of and the of wha and was so nd the the as ot the more Ohio the every Proceedings of the Meeting. an adjourned meeting- of the citi of Virginia and Ohio, held at Point rieasant, V a on the 2d day of October, to take into consideration the ex tension of the Virginia Central Railroad mourn of the Great Kanawha H. Couch. Eso.. choir. the Jakes of the joint committee on behalf Virginia and Ohio, appointed at the primary meeting to collect facta and in formation upon the subject, made the following report (See report below.) Mr. Newman offered the following resolutions, which were adopted: : Resolved, Unanimously, that the re- the the tight Jt means to no useless J must George W. Rtribling, George W. Sum- port by the committee appointed at a meeting of the citizens of Mason coun ty, Va- and Gallia county, Ohio, held at Point Pleasant, on the 14th dav of Sept., 1860, to report to an adjourned meeting, to be held at the same place on this day, be adopted, and that the Chairman and Secretary sign the same on behalf of the meeting, and that a copy thereof, with the proceedings of this meeting, be submitted to tbe next General Assembly of Virginia, by Ro bert T. Harvev, Esq., the delegate from this election district. Resolved, That James M. Choin, Charles Olendinen, Nathan Smith, and m. i - ti r.i. i A tA votaries i. Demo uo n uuuiuikwc v contract for and superintend the print ing of five hundred copies of said re port and proceedings of this meeting, in pamphlet form, for distribution. Resolved, That Henry J. fisher, mers, and Benjamin H. Smith, Esqs., be and they are hereby appointed dele gates to represent Mason county in the meeting of the stockholders of the Vir ginia Central Railroad company, to bj held at Louisa Court House on the 17th instant. James H. Couch, Ean., offered the , following resolution, which was adop-1 6(1. I Resolved. That a committee of five ! be appointed by the chairman, to meet PL. j' r, Ol ..... ! uanes vji. tjuaw, me njjmrer veying or reconoitering a route for a railroad from Covington to the Ohio nv-' cr. mm uuer mm any launun m, veving the route down the tvanawna r7V.u j r,i i m The Chairman appointed Charles T. I Beale, James II. Couch, John VcCul-, lock. Mai A. Rrvnn. nnd fifnrcn Moor - j --- j - - o sum commmus. . I On motion of Charles Oeuzet, the is directed to forward copies ot the proceedings ol this meeting to the Richmond, Staunton, Lewisburgh, and Kanawha, Va., papers, and the : Gallipolis. Jackson, and Chillicotlie. O., papers, with a request that the editors ot ! said papers publish them On motion of S. A. Nash the meet ROBT. MITHCELL JAS. C. MURDOCH Society. REPORT. The Joint Committee from Virginia Gallia county, Ohio, at Point Pleasant, ti -1 .j.i j i a., on ine inn aay 01 cjpiemoer, k V ,7P u 00 ""Jturned mef "f J ! rr : "'I .u -ui- I- : j 4 J : r .k-v:,;i. f-...i i em road from Covintrton to the Ohio river, i respectfully submit the following report: : The improvement of the bed of the! James river was commenced in the year and 784, and as far back as the year 1 8 1 2, ' John Marshall, James Krackenndge and iuui uwsi i;uiinill3ai:jiit:i 3, aiipijliueu IU . 1 v. : view opi-tnin ricfira in the f;rmmn. 1 wealth of Virginia, examined the James river from Lynchburg up, crossed the mountains, and with much difficulty and danger descended the then unexplored Iew river. They recommended the improvement the James and Jackson rivers to Dun- lap's creek, thence a turnpike roid across the Alleghanv mountain, and the improvement of the Greenbrier. New Kanawha rivers to the' Ohio. Subsequently another survey of the same route was made, and an indepen dent canal to Covington, a turnpike from thence to the Kanawha, and the im provement of that river was recommen ded as the best mode of accomplishing great object of connecting the Eas tern with'the Western waters of Virgin ia. i-siaiure to from the dnttH In the year 1823, the State having1 , previously purchased Ihe improvement ; the original James river and Kana- 7"' Company, adopted the above re- commendation, and commenced deeo- . . . 1 1 .. : . ening and widening the old canal, the i " of the Kanawha turnpike down construction of the Kanawha turnpik the improvement of the Kanawha river, and in 1P29 the Kanawha road extended to the Ohio river at the mouth of Big Sandy. Since that time the canal has been completed to Lynchburg, and partially to Buchanan. The whole cost of the James river Kanawha improvements, including cost to the State and individuals of Kanawha and Big i-'andy turnpikes. been seven millions of dollars Thus after a lapse of more than a half century, and the expenditure of millions money, the only connection between East and West through Virginia, for than half the distance from the "river, is by a mud turnpike and Great Kanawha river, rendered more difficult and dangerous of navigation bv ... aouar ever spent in its so-called improvement. would seem therefore that the scheme of connecting Richmond with Ohio river by means or a canal and improvement of rivers, after an ex periment of sixty-six years, and the ex penditure of seven millions of dollars, now to be abandoned . is hoped that prejudice and un willingness to abandon a long cherished of accomplishing an object dear all, will soon yield to reason and uni versal experience, and that the end will longer be endangered, or rendered of accomplishment, by stubborn persistence in the use of means that also, take mouth low, road ley across the by forty bar structs low and get water ant miles, of Big end in disappointment and loss. . as near In 1836 the Louisa Railroad Company5 - pmowu tun ucgisiaiur Virginia, and they have constructed a! ruraa iron, a point on me tuchmond FrenKburs.rd. J1 "J!" north of Richmond to Gordensville, irora uordensville the road has been completed to Charlottsville. and from Charlottsville is in process of construc tion west to Staunton, and will be com pleted to that point in a short time. By an ac: of the Legislature of Vir ginia, passed on the 2d of February, 1850, the name of the Louisa railroad company was changed to the Virginia for the purpose ol completing the con struction of their road from the junction to Richmond. By an act ot the same Legislature th lxuisa, now the Virginia Central rail. road company were authorized to in crease their capital stock by the addi tional sum of seven hundred thousand dollars, for the purpose of extending their road from Staunton to Covington, and of this nmnnnt thn Kfnta 1- A ..t. cr-rihn tnrpi..fififi R . .,k act of the 8th of March, 185 , certain counties mpntinntvl in uniH st thorized to subscribe for nt.t tn ... " ..-.a Virginia Centrnt Railrn.H. , r . . u those counties, Greenbrier and Monroe hove subscribed each the sum of fifty thousand dollars, which will insure the subscription ot one hundred ond fiftv thousand dollars bv the State, and, as it 13 confidently believed the construction 0p ,he road to Covington. The liberal subscription of one hundred thousand J..TI i .l. . . . . juunurs uy me cuuuuea 01 wreenbrier and Monroe, both lying west pf f'ovin"- ton, and neither touched by an improve Secretary ment terminating at that point would surelv not have henn m.-.,t ht r- belief that the road would be continued west through their territories to the Ohio rjver. ienrrai Kail road Company, and th bonds ofwid companytea .mfm!, not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars were iruaranteed bv th ,... C J -mig The road then being completed from Richmond to Covington, more than half! the distance to the Ohio river the Blue ridge passed the road teithin twenty five miles of Greenbrier river, the orin cijiai iriuuiary 01 new river, itself the main sem of the Great Kanawha within reach of the immense trado and travel of the great West and Southwest and the lakes it is impossible that . i r can mere siop. It cannot be that Virginia will'then ndon the long and ardemly cher iined scheme of connecting her East and V estern territory that she w,u tnen loTeZ tha rlv means of "resting the sinking fortunes of the iate ol making her people Eas W est one in feeling, interest, an destiny. Jrapres?ed with the belief that this .pll.. . I . , , , great central improvement would be . continued to the Ohio liver, the Leg 01 irginia at its last session authorised the Boad of Public Works employ a competent engineer to survey and report to the Board, the nearest and best route for a railroad Covington to the Ohio river, In pursuance of the authority so vested in them, the .Board have em ployed a distinguished engineer, Charles G. Shaw, who is making the survey of Greenbrier and New riv ers. Diversity of opinion exists as to best route from Covinrton to Charleston some contending for a location down Elk river to the Kana wha, and thence down the Kanawha others for a route down Guvan- river to tho tlliin Kni Irutbmn j ,u ,, t tl:., u' j . , l. ;"- rTa"o route is down Greenbrier . :.. i .: tt - cl lu "3 jucnu iui iew river, iew river to its junction with Gauley, and from thence down the Kanawha to the Ohio river at Poin Pleasant. Some difference of opinion exists as to the route the road should from Charleston, or from the of Coal river twelve miles be and it is contended that the should leave the Kanawha val at one of those points, and go the country to Guyandutteor mouth of Big bandy. It is said the friends of the Guyandolte terminus, that it is nearer from Charleston to the Ohio river at Guy andotte, than to tbe Ohio at Point Pleasant that a road . terminating atGuyandotte would strike the Ohio miles lower down and nearer Cincinnati and that Guyandotte at the town of Guandotte so ob the navigation of tbe Ohio in water, as to render it difficult often impracticable for boats to over it when there is sufficient below to Cincinnati. . From Charleston to Paint Pleas by tbe turnpike road, is firty-three ? its and nny bar, of cult s cult that will must form can in from rough sects rated polis, ant, a route to be awaits of cision the part thu the and from the same place to einia Guyandotte by the turnpike road is(nawha miles, and to the mouth; er Sandy .sixty miles, making a that in favor of Guyandotte, nificent supposing the road could be located plished, as the turnpike, of four miles, favor. But ia seeling a grade practicable ui.iora ranroaa mere is no aouoi Mat the distanco would be much increased jand perhaps rendered greater than the route down the Kanfwha vallev. The country through which a rail road would pass down the Kan a wha valley is already graded by the band of nature; there are no valleys to All up, or hills to cut down; it is a country unsurpassed by any. in Virginia for the salubrity of its cli mate, the fertility of its soil, or the extent and value of its minerals. , ' Tt...n.. f. u.i . - onloe , aucce5jion of U e h L n ... i . ... K7 -uu.J,ma" companiive.y un productive, and offering no single facility for the construction of a rail road, either from the course of its streams or the range and direction of its hills. There can be no doubt that a rail road can be constructed from Charles ton down the Kanawha river, at an expense very far short of that neces sary for the construction of such a road to Guyandotte, and to the cost of the road must be added the cost of a bridge across the Kanawha at Charleston. In view of the . immense amount of business that must be done bv the railroad and the steamboats on the Ohio river, it becomes an object of paramount importance to termi nate the rend at some point on the river that will afford to boats at all seasons of the year, and nil stages of water, a convenient and safe land- - l l ri t mi ing.ana a ueep ana saie nai Dor. I lie Ohio landing at Point Plensant from its depth, and freedom from snags and other obstructions, is notorious ly one of tlie best on that river, while the great depth of the Kana wha nt its nmuth, renders it the sa fest and brst harbor from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati. Guyandolte possesses none or these advantages for ihe terminus of a rail road. It has no harbor in which boats could safely lie in the summer, or be protected from ice in the winter, the landing in low water is difficult, and often impracticable by reason of Guyandotte bar, which extends some three miles below the town, and in deed from the town to Twelve Pole bar, a distance of nine miles, there is not a single safe or convenient land ing for steamboats in low water. Supposing the railroad to ter.ni-j nate at the Ohio, and that the river alone should be re'ied upon as the conduit of Southern and Western Iravel and trade, in that event the single fact that by the river, Guyan dotte is forty miles nearer Cincin nati is all that cou.'d be justly said in favor, for in all time past when boats could get to Guyandotte, they have with the same freight got to Point Pleasant. During last summer and this fall, more steamboats have been aground fast at four mile bar, only nine miles above Cincinnati, than upon o'her bar or shallow from Pitts burgh to Cincinnati. Coming from Cincinnati up the Ohio river Ihere is four mile bar, Charleston bar. Brush creek island, Greenup shallows, and Twelve Pole all nearly as shallow, and some. the difference in the character ihe bed of the stream, more diffi than Guyandotte bar. From Guyandolte to Point Pleasant there no obstruction in the river so diffi as those just mentioned below place. liut it can never be that a great central railroad through Virginia terminate on the Ohio river, it and will seek a more safe, uni and reliable connection with Cincinnati, the great centre of the Western commerce and travel, than be found by the river. In the State of Ohio there is now process of construction, a railroad Cincinnati through Hillsbo to Chillicothe, this route inter- to is of its to thw a is for this heart exert other ery push will the Cincinnati and Sandusky ject objects mv regret giving ceed. I the of you fair railroad and is already completed to Hillsborough. io At the last session of the Chi Legislature a company was incorpo to build a railroad Irom GaUi four miles below Point Pleas through Jackson to Chillicothe, distance of sixty-one miles. The has been surveyed and found practicable and easy, and only thf decision of the terminus the Virginia road; should that de be in favor of Point Pleasant, road to Chillicothe will be built passu with the road from Charleston, and a direct connection formed between Cincinnati and Sandusky and every Atlantic city of union. If the route of the Vir- Central railroad down theKa- valley had not a solitary otb-forty-eight recommendation, the single fact by that route a scheme so msg difference could be so easily accoin- should be conclusive in its esting and I they mav. us of mature the Of the tertain point tic gaged gentlemen, entertain your the not high fested reciprocally to the t is destroy us one From Point Pleasant to Cincin- through Gallipolis, Jackson and Chillicothe, is one hundred and fifty nnles; rrom ouyandotte to Cincin- nan by the nearest practicable route wone hundred and seventy miles, so that at no point on the Ohio river ttiiiiiu icocu ui ma iigniia oii u ai railroad can a connection with Cin cinnati by railroad be so easily and certainly made as from Point Pleas ant . JAMES H. COUCH. Signed by the Chairman and Sec retary in obedience to .resoHition of the meeting for and til lel.dlf of the meeting. ROBT. MITCHELL, Pres't. J. C. MURDOCK,Sec'y. We have not space for all ot the letters read. We make the lollowinz extracts. Dr. S. Patrick, a member of the General Assembly of Virginia j for Kanawha county, writes as follows: BLUE SULPHUR, Sept. 20, '50. Gexttejiex: Noth ing short of a continuous line of Railroad from the city of Richmond to the Ohio river can arrest the sink ing fortunes of he State, in the cause of internal improvements a well as a commercial, agricultural and manufacturing point of view. I have alwiys regarded the route through the Kanawha valley as the most feasible, having regard to distance as well as practicability. It is well under stood that vigorous efforts re being made in other portions of the State, inlist both the people and the Leg islature to support a scheme which io connect wan tne Mississippi much lartlier bouth. I o carry out this plan it will require the construc tion of some seven hundred miles ot road through a region in and out of the State, perhaps presenting more obstructions than any proposed line road in the Union; and if it were possible to accomplish a work so visionary, it would of necessity dis appoint its mendi ana tne public it must be evident to all that will ex- amine the subject without bias, that terminus would be too far below some of the great commercial cities, I command the trade and travel oil rrat Hrt Wishing i Imt vrmr " efforu mav do much to promoto the great object of the meeting, " S. PATRICK. Tnr.. ...... . .uci3. vuai ics Ajcaic aiiu utiicis. Fro m the Hon. S. Price: LEWISBURG, Sept. 23, 1850. Gentlemen: I have years been an humble advocate of improvement, and although I cannot be with you in person, my and best hopes will be with you. I look upon it as the greatest im provement of the age, calculated to a greater influence upon the destinies of Virginia, than all her his improvements combined. Ev- wtl means should be employed to to it on. I hope your meeting be Iruitlul ot much good, With great respect, I am your oh't servant. SAMUEL PRICE. To C. T. Beale and others. From Dr. Wm. N. Patton: with LEWISBURG, VA., Sept. 25, '50. Messrs. C. T. Beale and others. oentlfmen: w w in the a' by all that wide scope of inter of your meeting you have) hearty concurrence, and I only that I could not contribute Ohio, somewhat to forward your efforts by you some evidence ol the de sireofour people to see them sue tance and furnish some statements ia :.,, ,u. : i n- i. . ana showing that Ihere is no difficulty m way, but want of capital and ,ated disposition io invest it. The vote distant Greenbrier and Monroe, of which are informed, furnishes only a that expose of the feeling on the sub-1 or 1 country to be affected by it; I do not hazard too much when affirm that no question was ever presented to a people upon which were more unanimous. You therefore. I think, endorse for the mountains, as ceing- iuny to co-operate with you in noble efforts vou are making. practicability of the route, I en no misgivings; but upon this we shall soon hear the authen report of the engineer now en in making the survey, touch in brief, are the views I on this question, and trust deliberation may guide you to wisest course of action. J can conclude without expressing my admiration for the interest mani by a part of Ohio, in a work beneficial, but esssential italitv of Western Virginia. some 1 against French boat day, brain, stantly. says lorgeries the to will $12,000.- been of borhood magnanimity- like this that will i said sectional prejudices makes ( could in feeling and interest, ana procuring practically teach that we ira broth aati ers of the sam compact, Identified ia interest, and one in feeling. Yoa will please accept this as an apology for not responding in person, to the kind and complimentary invitation j to be present and oarticipate ia tbe ; meeting. 1 am, gentlemen, Your ob't servant, WM. N. PATTON. To Committee. From the Hon. W.Smith: LEWISBURG, Sept. 20, 1850. To C. T. Bzauc, and others. Gt.nxEMEx: Appro ving most cordially the object of the meeting, and believing that object to be deeply interestins to the friends of internal improvement, in this part of the country, it would be exceed ingly gratifying tome lobe present. and to participate ia the proceedings and meisures which may be adopted on the occasion referred to. That gratification, however, is denied me. 1 am, very respectfully. Yours, WM. SMITH. From the Hon. John Brought MADISON, Ia., Sept. 23, 1850. Geni-lehes: I fee! great interest in the Railroad im provements of the country: they are emphatically the improvements of this age. they benefit all classes, but especially the agricultural en hance the price of real estate brings distant points into close proximity, and affords not only tho most speedy and safe means of travelling, but the most expeditious, and certain avenues to markets. Wishing you every possible suc cess in your enterprise, I remain Very truly . Your ob't servant, JNO. BROUGH. Messrs. C. T Beale and others. From C. Hendrick, Esq. KANAWHA SALINES, Va., Sept. 24, '50. 0ved native State as the only bond or means whatsoever that can ever maka the citizens of East and West Vir-- ginia, what they should be and what an elevated patiotism desires above all '"g9" 0"e people the same in interest. feeling. In destiny. Mountains inter- M,osed ha mad! th'TI trDre'S and al- ". j ..s o oppo8ing ;nd leel,ng or antagonism which 1 fear la . Gentlemen: . I look up on a central Kailroad through our be- rapidly growing upon us. 1 hope, gentlemen, the proposed mee will be fully attended, and that It may result in much good towards fur- therinar its mreat obi.. . Your obedient servant. C. HENDRICK. From the Hon. J. M. II. Beale. This gentleman forwarded loathe committee two letters; the first giving reasons somewhat at length for pre ferring the mouth of the Great Kana- terminus ror the Virginia road any point below. We regret our in to publish tbe letter entire this week. Mr. Beale is the member of Congress for the district in Virginia op posite to us. The following seems to been written alter a conference our own member. Mr Vinton. HOUSE of REP., Sept. 21, 1850. To C. T. Beale. and others. Gentlemen: In addition to what I you this morning, I have now to , from information derived from Mr. Vinton, that it would be much more (practicable for the people of the State of to unite with a Virginia Railroad, terminating at Point Pleasant, than at Ouyndotte,for the reason that the dis- irom roim neasant lo umucotne fn'7 .y-four o, sixty-five miles, oniv some tnirt? miles trora the Pointto,ome ,Mioa on their contern. Ironton Rairoad; whereaa tho from Guvandott brwiTof Ironton, or any probable connexion with road to Chillicothe. would be 105 10 miles; shewing a difference of 45 miles, or near GO per cent. - J. M. H. BEALE. Woman Instantly Killed. A woman feu on the steam "Richard Henry Lee" yester and run a parasol stem into her through her eye. She died in Cin. Com. . rOThe Lancaster Daily Gazette that there are rumors afloat, of played upon some banks ha tha! vicinity, and also upon individ uals to a large amount. At present Gazette does not feel at liberty make disclosures. - The forgeries amount, it is said, to $10,000 or . fT'Some heartless scoundrel has in the habit km some time past poisoning the cows m the neigh--' of St. Louis, Missouri It that-the only objectwhich . prompt such villainy is tha oi mo nice.