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izti-.-.iHAY 29. 18M.
Whig Central Committee.
.There. wlll'V"' meeting" f the Whig
"Central Committee at' the Conn House in
Pomeroy.n.i&iurduy jjext, 'ha 31si inst
t,. at 4 o'clock. P. M. v .. ; , -
'' fttrWeare roquestod lo stato thai tlio
'adjourned meeting of .ihe Meigs County
. Agricultural Society, will be hold itl ihe
. Court House, on Tuesday tho 3d day of
" June nest. It is expected ihot the commiice
'appointed to solicit members will moke a re
' . port on that day ami such further steps be
token to secure the interest, and advance the
ttltimaie design of the Society ns the mem
' bcrs then assembled mav 6ce proper. It is
hoped that the attendance will b3 general
Gr-A vote will be taken on Saturday next
, ar 4 o'clock, P. M., at the 6chol-house on
Condor street, to determine tho question oi'
' levying a tax to build an additional School
Houseln-P orneroy;: . .?i-f--"
IT The clerks of tho steamers Messenger, Buck-
r ye 8tte Cincinnati, Hiberni, Ohio, Clipper,
- 4.e..'nsc our thanks fcr papers. Next-week we
-will try and be more liberal in our acknowledge
Embmous Outlay fob Advsbtising.
. ; Townseml, the Sarsdparilla man, says that
his "ioots" exhibit an outlay for advertising
' in-the course of five years, in the various
; popers of the United States, 9300,000. He
. says for six months he cut off all his udver
'. lisements, to see if his medicines would not
go on-lbeir- oncrits, ju6t as well as by odver-
; tising. He lost 130,000 by it; sales dwin
dled right down to nothing, for his compeli-
r . vrs seeing him drop off, they went on; ad-
, vertisod heavily and got the start of him.
(fir Wo publish to-day, the address of
' ' the Whig Sums Central Committee, on the
New Constitution. We do so for iheaccom
modation of our readers, not because we
, - approve either its positions or its purpose.
The effect of such manifestos ia to make
the vote upon the New Constitution a pany
ohe, and aa we have intimated our position,
we object to forcing thf matter in this way
. We will vote on the New Constitution as 0
- citizen of Ohio, not as a party man. We
shall vote for those now to bo affected, and
" those b-ereofier to be affected. The history
. of putiea in this Republic hat shown that it
" Is Idle to legislate for party success for more
, than, two or three years In the future.
Times are changing Ideas are changing
facts are changing the basis of legislative
policy has materially changed wit tin a few
years and parlies have changed, are chang-
. ing, and will change. Why, then, are we
to look at this raoniahtui Quewioa i" s-f
"ly iTghiT Neither are we a sympathizer
with ihe timid conservatism that will stand
, for generation a straight-jacket, rather
- than don a coat of m odern cut for fear that
something may come of it that they do not
foresee, We believe in a liberal conserve
tism, not In a stupid one.
bolicve, in , regard to tho Judiciary,
.'State and county debut, legislative power
r nd patronage the three great controlling
, interests of tho State, that the New Consti
tuiion is oeiier insn me old. in regard to
' Biennial 'sessions, Corporations, &c, it is
worse. But the advantages in our opinion
preponderate, and so we shall vote, others
. differ with us, and differ honestly. Lot us
differ but let us differ as men, not at porti
zens. '
The great objection soems to bo the ap
r porttonment. ; This we do not care for a sin
g!o' farthing. .
it the Whig of Ohio will only work,
i they can carry the legislature, and without
' they do so they do not deserve to havo tho
, control of it. In a party sonse, under the
. New Constitutiioh it is unimportant save in
. tho clcctioii of United States Senator. But
j lha Apportionment is . on iricortgruity which
rannot stand oi port of the Constitution five
.years. ,
. fhq taking, away Irom the Leg'tBlalure
tlw election of Judges, and all other patron
ago, wd lyok upon as a great gain for the
State, onn that will be felt bepeficioJIy long
efier Whigg'erv snd LocofocoUm are names
. only ., historical. , We will uot therefore
sacrifice a good thing that will endure a cen
: iury for a political advantage that might re
'suit in the elertibii of a United" States Senit.
. lor, if dial much. ' ,?".
1 -sr Another thing that a great noise is mad
- about k, that the New Constitution prevents
' a County from running in debt for a raliroad
J to , benrfit merchants in Baltimore, New
; yYork, Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Saint
t Louis, v This m ouo of the strongest reasons
wo have for supporting It. We know the
'facilities "with. which communities can be
induced to run In debt, and w$ also know how
'.difficult ft is to pay these debts. Let com
merce groove out her own channels.. She
has tlway done so, and will continue to do
so, whenever h will pay. K it will not
pay why should the bonds of the farmers of
i Meiga county be. sold in New York for 75
' cents on the dollar, at six per cent, interest,
to build a road for the benct of importing
inerohantt and produce dealers in C!her sec
liuns of the United States, Yet this wh Je-
ohie provision Is to be msdn the special ob
ject bf attack. . We cannot brlhg our rnnd
jo reject an instrument which contains such
vholcffomo provisioht.on mere party grodhds,
y- 'or kan fatty considaratiotui nf any, Jflnd;
nd ra iice every man wilUnake up his
ilnd on the tame Independent baslsji hetftor
, , . he eaye yea or nay.
On Tuesday, the 17th day of June, you
win Do called upon to cast ins most important
vote you nave ever given--one mat eueeis
' . .1 IT . 1
not only your own interest, uui me minimis
. i ... . t. ... . t. . :t : I
who are to come alter you. out so tar inert
appears to- be an apathy on the suoject,
wbich Is very uniavoraoio to mat tree uis-
cussion aemnnaca oy tne occasion, i no
New Constuiion, formed by the late convex
lion, is now before the People for their rati
fication or rejection, and Its provisions ought
to be seriously and impartially examined by
every individual voter beforeasting his bal
lot on, the 17th of Jupe. Vuch examination
should bq made, as far as possible without
anv oariv bias, which, however it may gov
ern in reference to the passing interests of the
present ought never to be allowed by any
good citizen, to sacrifice to itself tho lights
of others ana ot posterity.
None will deny that, in some respects, the
new constitution possesses aavamuges over
the old If the convention, had contented
itself with carrying out those measures of
wholesome reform demanded by the masses,
such ns stripping the Legislature of that
power of naironace which their have so of
ten abused, and placing the election of all
officers in the hands of the people, without
aueinpiine to fetter the rights ol posterity
to lecislute for themselves, there could have
bt'en no complaint. It is. calmed mat ins
power of taxing equally all property, u.t-
nresslv declared in tho New Constitution,
confers a great benefit on the State, to which
the reply Is i That power existed aa fully
tlio new: for tVis clause yesting all lecista
live power in lha Legislature confers ALL
power on this subiect as completely as can
be done by any subsequent language ; for the
established rule in construing State Consti
tutions is. that all power is vested In the
Lestslarure that is not expressly - denied by
the constitution itself, or the fundamental law
of the Union a rule of construction reverse
to that opplied in construingthe Constitution
of the United btates.
The treat objections to the New Constiiu
tion which should be canvassed by every vo
tor in the State are its provisions in relation
to IflTERKAL Imahovekekts, the Mate cred
it, ami the equal Apportionment of re pre
aemaiion a vital principle that lies at the
foundation ol every Kepubiican government,
and if he is satisfied that the provisions of
the instrument in these respects are demand
ed for the future welfare of tho State that
thev mete out eaual iustice to all, or that
however obnoxious they may e in' them
salves, there are other consideration over
rulirg these obioctions, as well as the adui
tional one of the greatly increased expense
of the new government, then he ought to
vote for lis ratification.
First, then, the provisions In reference to
Internal Improvements are such that every
practical man will admit, that in future, ev
erything of this kind will be completely
stopped. To talk of hereafter constructing
a railroad, plonk rood, turnpike,' or biidge,
by private association, if the New Uonstitu-
ucn be adopted, will be as great a folly
c.. ue auupteu, w... u Krea, .
banks would be established under oartlev s
famous law. To expect our farmers a ad
otl era to take stock to build a road wkich in
iiiio vanci v,i, wii vuii jioi -Ul ptutll,
but is constructed merely - to improve the
country, and thus rcake themselvs' liable to
twice the amount of its stock for its debts,
and be subject at the same time to have all
their rights swept away by an arbitrary Lest.
lnl.il. I. -iwigniB vi ttuamunjf.
it is hard to divine the reasons which gov
emed the convention in resisting improve
ments ot this una, wnicn nave done so
much heretofore to build up the prosperity
ai the state.
. If this individual liability and tubjection
to Legislative repeal had been extended to
banking corporations or to those corporations
only which pay dividends, there might be
some apparent excuse, especially as this in
dividual liability chiefly benefits the capital
1st, creditors of companies, and not the la'
boiers, who must look to their individual bar
gains with the contractors. But as the mat
ter stands, it looks at il there had been a
deliberate conspiracy amonest members reo
resenting the Hamilton County interest and
those sections of the State whose Internal
Improvements are complete, to deprive those
porta not yet improved or the adyantsges
they themselves enjoy. . Creating thus a
sort of mnncply in the railroad companies
now in existence by destroying all chanoes
of competition through means of rival routes
and by the same system of monoply draw
Ing all the wealth of tho State to Hamilton
Lounty by compelling the people to use the
channels of communication now open, and
denying the right to open others. : Whatwil
the East, the Wheat region, constituting the
back-bone oj the state, and the unimproved
INorth-VVest, think of such a selhsh system
ol moDoply and injustice T .
Second. The attack ou the credit of the
State is still more insidious, because a:com
pi is bed slyly, eons to conceal it, if possible,
iromthe voters of Uhiowho loathe every
thing in the shape of repudiation. A covert
attempt is to be made to tax State and Uni
ted States bonds, under the section in re
gsrd to stocks, as was doubtless intended
the luttur in direct violation of the Constitu
tion of the United Siatea-VTha former in
breach of, the State faith, pledged to the hol
ders at the time ti e bonds were iold, and
without which they would .have, toldai -oa
amount mucn less, as the sum advanced on
them in consequence of thia .inducement
held out at the time of sale more than fully
equate an the tax me state could nave real
ized on bonds of this kind, bad no such con
sideraiion been held out. , Besides having
the effect of driving State stocks into foreign
bands instead of allowing them to remain
in the hands of our own citizens, ii Involves
the great Suite of Ohio in the meanness of
shaving its own paper, after borrowing the
money to build those public work which
have contributed so much to the prosperity
of ihe State. Whether the People are wil
ling thus to tarnish the fair escutcheon of the
State by putty repudiation, effecting only its
own citizens and driving out capital,' (for it
it our interest to pay the State debt at home,)
remains to be soon. . ! 'j ' ,
Third. The!Apportionment. loo. appears
to do arranged lor the txtreu purpose ol
perpetuating thfse wrongs, by , preventing
an luiure amendments and consolidating all
power in the hands or the Monopolists ol
Hamilton county to enable that nan of the
oiaie i0 ruie me rest, ihe Senate has been
fixed forever so as lo place the maioiliv in
the iisnds of a minority cf electors, by
skillful arrangement of counties, A party
18,000 in a minority is given, a clear major
ity in that body over both the other pqrliet
In the State, and this is effected by assign
ing tot smaller population more Senators
than to a lsrgw. The. average of wrenty
districts eleriing Senators of ona party Ja
under tho ratio, and thai of the fifteen giwi
loihe other two partlst over so "that onj
patty vill have' the -control of the Senate
over both of the oiber two combined, whose
Ojm vote nMl all limes constituted a ma
,ori,T 0r lne electors of the State, f i ne lol
. ' . . .
lowing figures will illustrate the process of
this imteni system of gerrymanderine: :
- .. ..
Senatorial District. population. jnq. ben
Population. Nq. S
'J 68,850;' hi 3
T A( HA . t
HAiullJon, ilfti.,
Knox and Morrow,
Trumbull & Mahoning,
63.503 .,
'54.703 "
1 1
Wavne and Huron, ,
Ashland and Richland,
1 j
I'. '
Montgomery and Preble, ..
Fr.tnklin and Pickaway,
68.105 ; '
Washington and Morgan,'
Muskingum and Perry, "'
Ashtabula,,. Lake and Ge
auga. . , .
Adams, Pike, Scioto and
Jackson, , ' , .
370,481 '
368,439 '
total, , . ';'.
Thus it requires, under their equal appor
tionment, 2,044 greater population to elect
six Senators in certain distiicis than It does
seven in others.' If the People wilt look at
the complexion of tieX "districts, perhaps
the reason will be apparent why the Con
vention has thus flagrantly dislranchised
population of nearly 60,000;.but.this is only
apeciaeri. . , V"t '''-'
If the universal voice of the State, In fa
vor of single districts, had been regarded
this unequal apporiionnaent might have been
remedied.- But. tho design seems to have
been to fix it unalterably, by perpetuating
the power of one party in the Senate, so as
to prevent any amendment by a three-fifths
vote, ; It therefore becomes the duty ol the
People to take this matter in hand, and teach
the politicians that they have ' a method of
obtaining their own rights; lor it will not oe
denied that, at oil times, they can give such
an . ext ression to their wishes that their re
presentatives will have to heed it. Hence
fcrth, among all impartial men who do not
wish to nee ull the power of the state mo
nopolized by a few central cliques in large
counties, let there be continued AdiTATiON
until justice on this point is granted. Do
not te discouraged by failure on ' the first
trial, but keep it up at every State election
until the victory is won. '
Ihe inequality from allowing a citizen ol
a large county to wield teven or eigni times
as much political influence by hh individual
as a resident of a small one, can never stand
the test before the people of Ohio; ' Every
population entitled to a ttparalt irepresema'
live in the Legislature should have the Drivi
lege of electing him, uncontrolled by the
voice or others, ' 4 hi is prevented when
their votes are swamped by piling on other
constituencies for the purpose of choosing
not only their own representatives, but rep
resentatives for their neighbors. The New
Constitution fixes representation on tb.3 basis
0, popuaiion and yet. ioaifldlately .aban-
ruUi -iown by .,. owi provi-
ticis, tor a sort of corporate representation
as if counties, at tuck, had any right of rep
resentation disunft from the people in them;
This is an idea derived from the' English
"Rotten Borough" system, and if carried out
to Its full extent would require ail the mem
bers ' of the State Legislature to' be elected
by general ticket, and, of coarse, deprive
tW.Mtrrt.j- vttn voice In the public atlairs.
The great city of Cincinnati, alone, of all
the cities In the Union is denied the right to
choose her own representatives, but must be
tied down by Hamilton county. The New
York improved system allows a mania vote
omy for one senator, aud ne Representa
tive, which checks the tendency to central
ixe all power in large communities. There
is no reason to suppose that this great Suite
should bo practically governed by Hamilton
county, and yet under the apportionment
proposed there it a solid body of eleven
representatives created for the exprett pur
pose of acting together, so as to defeat any
reform which may have a tendency to break
their own power.' 'This aristockacy of
large counties must be put down, and each
ihdtvidual voter be placed on 'a footing of
equality, to that bis vote may count only one
wherever his locality may be. The citizens
of Madison or Monroe should wield indU
vidually as much power in the Legislature
as his neighbors in Franklin or Belmont. ! ' '
i Single districts were rejected by a voterf
lortyseven to fifty in the Uonver.on, and
then and there the People woe refused the
poor privilege ol voting on it as a separate
clause. It is time to teach these dictators
that the People have a right to make an ex
pression at the ballot-box on what questions
they please, and that )hey are in favor of
the representation oi "the living bodies or
men, women and children, ' and not of im
aginary territorial linet, enclosing, in -the
language of Mr.' Reemelin, "brick, mortar,
stones, banks and other corporations." '
' ' Fellow Citizens, we have taken '.ho libeny
of thus addressing'you on the subject of 'the
Now Constitution, because we thought thai
the' fundamental principles' of ourj govern
ment ought not to be passed upon without
thorough examination, and we have endea
vored to discuss some of Its adva.ttoges and
A majority should never allow the poWor
of ooturol, over -their egems to pass out of
tbeir hands unless,,they are willing io, con
vert their government from an institution
desirod to benefit community into , a mere
negative machine, nut In operation for the
sole purpose , of col.ectipg taxes end Paying
tnem over to a swarm 01 oince- ooiaers
The .New Constitution should be judged fair
ly on its intrinsic merits, and not be opposed
or supported ih consequence of the action
of this or' that party. . Party is organized in
this country for the purpose of controlling
legislation, and not constitution makuiq,
as all Republicans are supposed to be agreed
on the fundamental principles which alone
should enter into the organic law of ifie
In conclusion, we expect you carefully
10 weigh-all these considerations, and vote
according to your best judgment on the im
FOBTlNT questions now before the public, as
you expect to answer to . God and your
Country. We, ourselves, shall endeavor so
to do. To ovoid all imputation of dictation,
we have discussed the ..New vunniiuilon
without any recommendation as to the char
acter of your rote on the 17th of June,
But we have full it our imperative duty to
call pubiio attenuon to some of. lit Teaturer
ana especially to tne matter oi single oismcts,
which, ot thd time thd daUgotot to the Con-
vutiori were electod, public opinion; de
manded: with ss much unanimity at v the
viection of all. officers bythb People. An
auai aoa just representation is ine mgqt or
t ind rertublicans cannot be loo.iealous
when any iijeaeura is proposed that, by lair
implication, puts these primitive and funda
mental rights in jeopardy. - ! ! . , -
WM.T. .BASC6M:'i -Uii,
P. h. BABER, :
A. B;" BUTTLES,"'""" "T" "
-r-'v-f l Whit Slate Central Committee. '
- - - CJ
Oolumbvs, May 42, .1851... ,j.iT.
Halifax, May 26.
i The Canada I with" throe days later Intelli-
gence from Jiurope, nas just oeen teie
graphod. She will reach her wharf about
9 O'clock. .4 '.or.,',..::, r
1 England. Is the House ' of Commons
the Ecclesiastical Tithes, Bill was' postponed
tothe.i9ih;. .-.. r. VV
The Liverpool Journal says that tp a week
or two the Ministers win resign. --end give
lace to a new Ministrrr without Lord Stav-
ler.. :;.v.
!i ThfiGoverrnmt.,'4t officlnls eoecf this re
sult so Vaoon its .Mr.-.Bulwas brings forward
hit motion irt Parliament in regard to. the
Ceyn question, as it is not doubted but
that tho present Ministry, will be led in a
nopeicw rninoriiy?r vt,,, ;sH-
Fkamcx Gen. Cavaignac ia now promi
nontly put forth as a candidate for the Presi
dency,' ahef receives the support oC Emlle
Girardin "The leading . papers favor, his
Gebhant is motionless, .r-.i
If alt gives indications of discontent.
Caps of'. Good Hopk. The intelligence
from the Cape is disastrous to the English
,.. ...."J.V.Nbw Yob; May 26.
'i Tht argument on the part of the dofen
dams In the case of the Methodist Episco
pal church, was commenced to day by Mr
- . WASHmoToir, May 26.
. ;A. 4. uaiias, uovernmeni cierK, ana at
a 9 9 tt ' ' '' ' ' ' . J s
thur Howe, merchant, were arrested yester
day on charge of challenging to fight a duel .
They were arrested on the ground and held
to bail iWa morning. , '' 1
The challenge resulted from a fist fight at
ihe National , Hotel.,!
A special agent of the Post; Office De
partment has been ordered lo take charge ol
the Post Office af Macon, Ga.,! untit the ap
pointment of a successor. ' .The late Post
Master nas aosconaea. : ,. . , i
Boston, May t6J
I. W. Baxter; formerly, a Broker of this
city,; committed suicide last evening by
8hooilrighlmsdlf.: ; .' ' ""''''
... a new une ot, rropeiier steamers between
this city and. Liverpool commence running
the 1st of July. I .i.i .t r .
1 i jrUKKHi. IT EJUS.
The great exhibition, coniinues the same
object of universal attention.'' Thousands
visit It datly, and the receipts tor . admission part: Andwni el must regard her voca
ls are enormous They are from 810.000 JM one rather behind the intelligence
w i(VWSHIlJ. ...... ! ' ' ' .J
In the Austrian pan of the exhibitu.n a
fountain of Cologne water Is about to be
set up and kept in constant flow, i , : .
iThe King and Queen of Prussia are go-
Ing lo Warsaw to meet iho Emperof and
... ' . . .. : 1 , .
Empress of Russia, 'The Emperor, of Aus
tria is expected Bt the same time.'
The Earl of Cottenham, tho late . Lord
High Chancellor or Great' Britain, died at
Pietra Santa, In the Duchy of Lucca, on the
29th ull., In the 7lst year of his agei 'J
Explosion op, a. Powdeb .Magazine.
Lcttert from , Bombay K dated April 3d, re
ceived on Sunday by the Overland Mail," say
"An earthquake has lately occurred 'in Kit
tiawar.: During a thunderstorm in the same
province, a house, jn whiqh. a large quantity
of powder was ttored in the city of loodia,
was struck by lightning ; the powder 'explo
ded; and half the houses in the tow p were
leyefled; with the, ground,' burying a large
number of persons in tht ruins. ;: m
n: Three boxet of gold brought by the Great
Western- to Southampton, England and con
signed ' to Messrs.' Rothschilds and bihers,
Wereitoton bn'tfie' Btt instant, iti their trtf ri-j
sit to London by railroad- - Tbeir aggregate
value was between: 6,000 and 7,009
"' Is now1 stated that the steamer' Atlantic
will n'ot be'ready 6 restfme her 'ocean trips
'.,,r - !" ...i...'. i ';'!..:
n.i.JuiynexH,., vl,);;: - , t-3,V
The Paris Moniteur publishes : a decree.
conferring the Grand Cross of the Legion
of Honor on General Oudinot.-J ;l ' "
, la Ireland tbe electors of Kinsale, had
peremptoripuBly called oq Mr.. Howes, Un
der Secretary of the Colonies tot resign his
seat for voting for the Papal Aggression Bill.
1 Advices'from Lisbon to the 30th bit., state
that Marshal S.ldanha had torn from' Opor
to a telegraphic dispatch to the Wueen, as
turing her'of bit loyalty' -i s v f .-r .
., fjThe new three oent coin hat made its
appearance among us. , It is an exceedingly
neat little coin, which must command uni
versal circulation.' It will be a serious rival
io the' holf-dimeVsupplaniihg ' that ancient
coiq in til. the smaller transactions, such at
church cqmribuilons, tobaoco-plugt, "ardent
imbiblngs," dec. We think, however, that
it will be popular.
ftrijnJ 't-i n ,
L ".r Di't
63 Thai; Jcb Cbeasv which Hossicx
serves bp ai bit saloon these worm evenings
is reolly refreshing.' !' lie 'has fitted up a
room for ltdjtjs and ijipic'ytendatlUt whloTi
our bauut md tvf would do well lo vUiu
- London, Thursday, May 1
- ,Our human life is either comic or tragic
according to: hq polnj,' of from which we
regard it. The observer will be impelled
to laugh or to weep over tt as he shall" fix
ms attention on men s follies or their suffer
ings. 'So of the Great Fair, and moro es
pecially its royal intuniratioo, which I have
just returned from witnessing. . There can
oe no seriour doubt that the f air has good
points; I think it is a good thing for London
hrst, for England next, and will ultimately
benefit mankind.' And vet would not be
difficult so to depict it (and truly,) that Its
contrivers ana managers .would never think
ol deeming the picture complimentary.
mil let us have the better side, hrst, by
allmeans. The show it certainly a great
one greater in extent, . in variety,' and In
the excellence of a large share 'of its con
tents tnnn tne world has hiinerto seen.
'The Crystal Palace which covers and
protects all, is better than any one thing it
contains, it is really a fairy wonder, antHs
a work ot inestimable value as a sugges
tion for future architecture. It is not mere
ly better adapted ' to its purpose than any
other edifice over yet built could be, but it
combines cheapness' with Vait'and varied
Utility.' DeDend unon ' it. . sionn nnrl
timber will have to siand boek for iron altd
glass hdreafter to an extent not 'yet conceiv
able, .ihe triumph ol fax ton is penect
and heralds a revolution.," " ' . i! '
The day has been favorable fair, bland,
and dry. It is now 4 P. M. and there has
been no rain siricfi daylight the longest ex
emption .from ""faliing weather" 1 have
knoWh since I left New York, but there was
a very fair imitation of sunshine this morn
ing, and we enjoy rather more than Amorl
can moonlight stilt, though the sky Is par
tially ' clouded. now can they havo the
conscience to tax tuch light as they get up
in this country i J Ul course me turnout
has been Immense; 1 estimate tho number
inside of the building at thirty thousand,
and I presume ten times as many went out
of their way to gaze at the procession, though
that was not much. Uur New York rtre
Department could beat it, so could our Odd
Fellows. Then the most perfect order was
preserved throughout; everything nas dop.e
in season, and without botching, no accident
occurred to mar the festivity, and the gene
ral feeling was one "of hearty satisfaction.-
If it were a new thing to see ' a Queen.
Court and Aristocracy engage! in doing
mnrked honor to Industry, tbev certainlv
performed gracefully the -parts allotted to
them, and with ' none of the awkwardness
or blundering wnicn novel situations are
expected to excuse. But was the1 ploy well
cast! . ' -
The Sovereign in a monarchy is 6f
course always in order; to be honored for
doing hit whole iaty, to be horored more
signally if he does moire than his duty.
Prince Albert's sphere as the Sovereign's
Consort is very limited, and he shows rare
sense and prudence in never evincing a de
sire to overstep it. I think few men live
who could hold his neutral and hampered
position and ! retain so entirely the sincere
respect and esteem of the British nation.
His labors in promoting this exhibition be
gan early and have been-' arduous, persistent
Vtrt' dffofHivA ' An.' ' iniinnrfillr ' '
and' effective. Any inauguration ' of : the
Fair in which he did not prominently figure
would ave done him injustice The Queen
appeals to oe personally popular in a more
direct and 'posit' ve ' sense. I cannot re
member that any one act of her public life
has ever been condemned by the public sen
timent tf the country.'- Atm6t everybody
here apt.ears to esteem ft a condescension
for her to open the Exhibition as though it
were a parliament, and with ' far more of
personal exnion and heartiness on. her
I at tin rlktnnt 1bv Vrl I nm ciirh ihni k.n...
wi not come throuahlher fault. I was elud
to see her in the pageant to-day, and hope
lhal enjoyed it while ministering to the
enjoyment oi otners. .
. immense as the quantity ol goods oflered
I for cih hilian i. it la nm nnunl tn tho nnr.
mous capacity of the building, to which Cos
tie Garden is but. a dog kennel, fl do
hope we may have a Crystal Palace of like
proportions in New York within two years;
it would bo of inestimable worth as a study
to our ynung architects, builders ond am
sans. , If such an edifice were constructed
in some fit locality to be leased out in uor
lion, under proper regulations; for stores, I
believe it would pay handsomely.',, Each
store might he separated from those next by
partitions of iron and glass; thb fronts might
be made of movable plates of glass or, Jeft
entirely open, the enure building being open
ed at eight in the morning, closed at eight
at nig tit, and .carelully watched . at . all
t:mes.J , True, many things are yet to be
received, and tome already in the building
remain tn the. boxes; still, I think there will
be. some nakedness, even a week hence
The opportunity, fpr; seeking every thing,
judging every thing is all beier for this, and
maeoa is unexampled. , . ,., ,y . w
,.Tho..JiSplay from different countries Is
very,, unequal., even in. proportion : Old
England Is of . course here in ber might
France has t vast coHcotioDespecially of
artioet appealing to the taste or fancy; but
Germany and the rest of the . Continent have
lest, than 1 expected, to see; and- the sh w
from the United States disappoints many by
Itsalledged meagerness. ,1 do not view it
in the Bame light,, nor regret, with a New
York merchant whom I met In . the Fair
to-day, thai. Congress did not. appropriate
9109,000 to secure a full and commanding
exhibition - of American ' products at . this
Fair. I do nor see how any- tangible and
adequate benefit to the Nation would have
resulted from such a dubious disposition of
notional lunds. In the first place, our
great agricultural stnp'es at least, all such
Bt (ind markets abroad are already acces
sible and well known hero; Bales of . Cot
ton, casks of Hams or other Meats, barrels
of Flour or Resin, hogheads .of Tobacco.
Acq. might, have been, heaped up here as
high, as St. Paul's Ste. pie to what end!
Europeans already know that we produco
these staples in abundance and perfection,
and when thev want them ihev. bnv nf n '
I doubt whether numbering the Fair, with
tnem would have either promoted the Na
tional) inierest or exalted 4he Notional repu
tation, rjt would have served to deepen .the
impression,. already too general both at home
ttnd abroad, that we are a rude, olmosy: peo
ple, mntmung, b broao, isruie ttomutu tf-
IVirHl rfr nr.., .Miiim.hid . s 1 1... mn., .In
venly tksgripilQn of Agrioultural, tnd that
it ia our pplicy r lo atick to that, rand Jet
alone tho nicer processes of An, which re-
quire dexterity tnd delicacy of workman
ship.. Wd wust outgrow this error.
Yet th ire are many good things in the
American department. In Daguerreotypes,
it seems to be considered that we beat the
world when excellence" and cheapness are
both considered at all events, England )s
no where in comparison andour Dagucr
reotypistt .rn'ake1 a, grp'atvsl)ow Jtoi e. 4 New
ersey itnc, bake Superior Uopper, Adiron
dack iron and Steel, ara.. welt r represented
either by ores or fabrics, and I believe Cal-
forma Gold is to be. out 1 am speaking
on the strength of a very hasty examination.
shall continue tn attendance (romrday to
day', and hope to glean Aom the show some
ideas that may be found or made useiui.
" II.
P. S. The Official Catalogue of the Fair
is just Issued. It has been got up. in great
hastev and must necessarily be .imperfect,
but it extends to 320 double column octavo
pages on brevier type, (not counting ndver
lisemcnuO and is sold for a shilling (24
cents.) Some conception of .the extent of
the Fair may be obtained from the following
hasty summary of a portion of the contents
showing the number of exhibitors in cenain
deportments, as classified In the Official Cat-
ogue, yiz: " ' '
.:. GREAT BB1TA1N. ;'nT' .
Coal, Slate, . Grindstone, Limestone,
Granite ozc. (outside the building. 44
Mininj; and Mineral Products (inside A 366
Chemical and Pharfniiceuiical Produ. is, . 103
Substetneoa used as Fqodr ' ;. tJ33
Vegciiable and Animal subsutilces used
v in Manufactures, . . ,
Machines for direct use, inducing Cer
rtlges. Railway nndMnrine Meehah-
'ism' y M -.'t... j-
Manufacturing Machines nod Tools, L
. n fx ia. -
utvii fingiuqering onu mmaing von-M
triyances, . ' r. , , . , 177
Naval Architecture, Guns, Wrporw,
&c, " ; ; 260
Agricultural and Hortioulitu-B Machines
- and Implements, .. . . 387
Philosophical, Musical, H,orologiel Bind
. Surgical Instruments, . -. . 535
' Total so fnj, ' 2668
The foregoing occupy but S5 of tho 300
pages devoteij 'expressly to tho Catalogue,
so that the. whole number of Exhibiiiiors
t ap not 'oe less than Ten Thousand, and is
Probably nearer Fifteen Thousand ; and os
two articles from each would be a low esu
mate, I think the number of distinct articles
already on Exhibition cannot fall below
Thirty thonsand, counting all of any class
which muy be entered by a single exhibitor
as one article. Great Britain fills 136 pa
ges of the Catalogue ; her Colonies and
Foreign Possessions 48 more; Austria 16;
Belgium 8,i;hina Z, Denmark I, J&gypt z.
franco and Algiers 35, Prussia and ihe .ull
Verein Stoics 19, Bavaria ,. Saxony 5,
Wiriemburg 2, Hasse, Nassau and Luxem
burg 3, Greece 1, Hamburg -1, Holland 1,
Portugal 31, Maderia 1, Papal State I, Rus
sia 5, Sardinia 1J, " Spain 5r Sweden and
Norway 1, Switzerland 6. Tunis st, lusca'
ny t, United States' 8 i. So '(he U7 States
stands fifth on the list of contribuiina coun
tries, ranking next after Great Britain her
self, France, Austria, and Prussian Germa
ny, and far ahead of Holland and Swiiver
land, which have long been held up as tri
umphant examples of indusrrial progress
snd Thrift under Free Trade; and -these,
with all Abe- countries write- -whow mre
than we do, are close at hand while our
country is on the average " more than 4,000
miles off. I am confirmed in my view that
the cavils at the meagerness of our contri
butions are not well grounded.
Mobb Folly. At a Second Advent Un
ion Convention held in New York,
Thursday week, a Mr. Reed stated that he
was "fullly prepared to prove that tho 2300
days the prophetic period would expire
on or before the 23d doy of July next ;' and
consequently there must be an end of the
world between this and thai period. Dr,
Miller was just as positive- that the event
would take place some years ago ; and we
wero shown a chart by one of his travelling
disciples, in which the correctness of his
calculations was said to be demonstrated
Many persons lost their lives, : and others
were ruined by their confidence In Dr. Mil
ler's accuracy ; and we have no doubt that
Dr. Reed will . obtain followers, who will
have their ascension robes prepared lor o
flight to Heaven, for there are persons who
believo in any absurdity, however gross
These predictions about the destruction of
this globe, should give no person uneasiness
much less should men neglect their du
ties to their families and to society, to fol
low after the blind leaders,'who imagine that
they havo discovered the secrocis, of the Al
mighty rnind. - ' ...i ...
ia.Wr.DoHtPfAM Island, has been re
stored by the Senate of thai State, recently,
to his civil and political rights. Gov.. Dorr,
it will bo remembered, was convicted of trea
son some. , years Bgo, jjentehced to jmprjson
meirrfoT lifeV 'end subsequently pardoned.
So ends the Dorr "farce," bver.lhn defeui of
which, so tnany "crocodile tears" were slitd
by a few revolutionary spirits in, ihe demo
croticporty, '.; " ,'. , "..!. ,' . ,"
fjr According ; 'to a, report, submitted by
Rev, Mr. Burleigh, at the first annual mott-
ing of the Anti-gambling Society, there ere
In the city of Now York six thousand gam
bling houses. ' It was also stated that Boston
is becoming the chosen, resort of gamblers
from all quarters. Tho evidences of civili
zation in this country .'are undoubtedly mul
tiplying we are approaching the acme.
Don't you think ihe millenium is at hand?
..v .. I n ,ii i i ii . li'jf . .1
(trSomo follow who. was not advised ol
the editor of the Cincinnati Nonpareil, stole
from his breeches pockets, ope day last week
a silk purse containing three half dn?s, in
consequence of which said editor. has. beep
reduoed to ''destitute circumstances." ' u 1
"RKV0LTiN8.-i-A'man,' named Butler, has
boon arrested : at Nashville, churgod with
confining his wifb In her room, keeping the
netghuora away .when they attempted tqen,-
ter,., and . nnaljy tmrving -her to, deBili.r
When finally: dlsdoveredf the J)onej protru
ded thlourh ibatkiA, and she" could-barely
artfcuiaiowVtdH water'! andf Rafu alidiiad
eaten n'oihingtor"" Ver-tjL'" 'Slid' .iilad' n i
few bours ene'-. ,
A Modkl Dtj."5. The Stockton Times-
recommends 10 all its friends the following
form for a dunning IctiCT. : h was sent by
a San Francisco lawyer to a Stockton towns
mn, ana in euriiwiy ly iw my.
' tAis rnjtcisco, ivjarcK f, 1001.
My Dear Sir i. Send meat vjour'please,
without any delay, 1700,' iliu balance of our
fee for professiotiar labors In your service.
at Stockton in December last, ", Too." were
kind enough 10 roomion the first day of
r.eDruary .past, as tne uny on wnicn you
would settle. II vru can't send 700,send
600, if not 8600 then 9&00, if not that
400 or eoOOO.or tJOO, or eiOO.'or t50,
ort25, 6r10,brfi:,-r ! -
I haven't a dollar to nay mf' board,' to
KlIV ft kait si ntklv nf Kniia as an Ksatra t-Mtr
ragged coot mended, and scarcely a quarter '
vuw m m i'hib wi uwvin VI iw usjivo s w
to take a drink with. ' Nobody will lend me
or pay mo, or trust me; ami it is too cold to
sleep out o nights.. As to my ing my debts'
I might as well try to drink all Stockton
drunk and keep 'sober myself! '.''" .t
lo speak seriously, l aotd- d hard
up, and now is your time if you want to do
mo a servica. : ...... '
0"No man that ever, fairly tried McAuasTsa's
Aix-Hswno Oiktmukt will or can say it is not
it is the best fouuly Medicine they hate ever ased
Now,, we Cat ii te fee fairly tried lofoie fivin
judgment, either wy. --As for eurselte;wknow
oirnobiAtet tltifteoXreditjilB'SeT'Ts, Sealdl
fle'jtf Old Sow ItcBxSttli RkeMiB Afc r
A'jo, fcr Pliieunwtisstt, Cioup and Qout, we fiehtvs.
O vv
it iawaeqttauea. The Hair Oil too, will ct
Baldness, When all Beat's Oil or other towMtie
known have failed. " ,v ' . " -''
For sale by J. P. FLEMINtt and D, BKED, aa-
thorizeil agents for Meigs county, ,y nWwa
pleasures of health, and the agreeabJc eon
sciousncss of well-being, to the griping pains;
or disease tho bluet continuance of ill
health and the chilling thoughts of never
recovering! . ... ...
But of all diseases who is not most anx
ous to cienpo a disease of the Lungs t The
very idea of falling a yictim. io Consump
tion, senile a tremor to' the beart-'siringt of
life. But oh how joyful the thoughts that
' . .i',i..,'
life and health aro still our own, when
just before despair had spread her dark can. '
vass over us. .. . . t . j . ; .
Such, kind reader are ihe pleasurable ten
sations experienced by hundreds who by tha
use of Dr. Wisiar's Balsam of Wild Cher-
ry, have this dire disease slowly but ' surely
driven from their system, and health rosy
health, again restored ,4o ' their languishing
bodies. ' v .V-?- '-.r-'
" See advertisement. .;'",' .', ""'"
- ..x.::: MARRIED, r. ;
; Ob the 28th inst., by the Rev. J. B. CartUtch,
Rivttn HkBmtt snd Bstset Cowoiar, of Cbee
ter township.
At Nevada City, California, on the 2d of April
last,' Rndal Stivers, Jr., aged 21 vears, of eoa-
gesttve fever, sfler an illness of three days.
an Poaaenr wrfblibrta wuclug,- Msy 2Afa, ef
croup, Hisit Pi'Liik, son of loskb B. and Mary
J. Smith, aged six' years.
VTrbolcsale and Itetail Dealer ia
v v Foreign and Doroestio Fruits, Nats, and
Confectionery, . . ,
Mont sr., bclow Tut imtLDAiris iiocis,
would respectfully announce to his customers,
and the public, that he has constantly on hand a
large assortment of every article in his line, which,
he i) prepared to warrant equal to any brought to
this market.
He keeps constantly on hand, besides CANDIES
And in a word every variety of articles usually
found in a wholesale Fruiiery and Confectionery.
Having an excellent BAKERY attached he ia
prepared to furnish BREAD, CAKES, CRACK
ERS, PIES, 4c, as may be desired. . ,
BTParties furnished to order.
The subscriber pledges himself to keep sueb a
stock as cannot be surpassed in this Market. ,
Dealers generally, and especially Merchants
frora the country, aro invited to call.
JTOrders promptly and satisfactorily filled,
' .. ".' GEO. HOSSJCK.
Pi-meroy, May 29, 1851. noajtf, ' ' .
Lemon 8y r ap, for sale wholes- and iwuil
ICE CREAM. -This delicious summer lux
ury will be served every evening and families
supplied to order at ... HOSSlCK'S.
tV . "coK FO SALE.-A
uV.nwK&is buuuv can be obtained on li-
terms by application to
Mineral Water kept consUnUyon hand
and for sale by R. A. 6IDEB0TT0M.
May 28a14tf. " " ' "
8,000 worth of Dry Goods, Groce
ries, Hardware, aueenaware. Ac.
' A. 1NOKLS. Auctiomeib. -:
"HUE UNEEUSIGNED- wilJLJiraiewaadUag,
M .tlicit stock ef-6w(ds St auction at their store
tn Poiueroy; on Moaday, June 2, 1861, and con
tinue from day to day during Court. - We have a '
Urge and valuable stock of just sueb articles as
are daily needed by every body. And now is the
only time to get groat bargains.' . e .,) ,
Tims ok Si.iir-Sums of 16 and under, cash
in handf over (? sixty days with approved orediti
otherwise cash. . , . ,. ., 4. , . ,,. ,.r
JT Auction to commence at 2 o'clock, P M
.., Pomeroy, May 22, I85t, n3qw3, , j f i'
COW FEED for sale at .
May 23,1851 REED
iThs nimsi sixknci romvii I In addition to
X our late unprecedented low prices, the- cash
system enables us to add another and still another
article to the catalogue which wo are selling at
from 20 to 100 nr cent less thah ever Worn niW.
ed in thismarkeU We place on the list: V..
rme, hastern.eold pressed castor, otmheooljf ,'
j article of the kind in this mMket, ptdoijtacte,
McLancs Vermifuge nr dps. v 23 eta,
Lees Pill's pr dot, , " ,c , fc .... to eta.'
Pain KiUotVbo&te' 'u' ' ' '"20et?
MoAHUtesOintoent prbox " : i" 'ji SOots,
Genuine HiwtwgXiauttent (not IfcecouB-
terfeit with which the countt hss been
'flooded) but the genuine at the proprie.. !
tor.s only agency for thUtcountyj pj bot. , 20 eta,
Late receinU nlace us in nosscmion nf th .c...
ieat stock and best MsotUDcit,. .(patent ncdieiaea
excepted) in the markcV. purchased at the fewest
importers price, with 8 pt cent off for eh. h
enables ui to undersell. Call and get sons of that
prime Supercatbonotc of Soda "at 10 ots. m pound,
it goes like hot cakes. Md the cheap cuh dru
8toro is in Kemington's onrabt. J. 9 FJLEM1NO
STORE BOAT toil sn p -v'
v A't V W neat ana suiendia skm W suited al-
j SO kit a DBirunrrnnti-rw hnl nKn.. f... . v.
Emiurre ef --! - 3. T,' FLgMlNGT
J Cookinf Store I'reuiiuin- Nn 9. far
low by- "t
April 17,
71 - 0 ;r:i.
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