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i two Zioiars ana Flujr tenw-'i
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saragesare paid,exoeptattb.eoption-Of thepub-
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' oAU communications oa the business of the
mee mast be postpaid to secure auemwn.
fcpTo Clubs; of ten or mote, thepaper vill
IA lifted at a liberal reduction tnprieer -
Representative in Congress (llta District).-.
Hen. V. B. Hosto. of Meigs county. i
Senator State Legislature Chanct O.
tlAWLKrof Lawrence county. ' '
" Hepresentative -ALraan Taositost. ? : J
' v:i,:;,, ' .. li .--..T ,Y M-
' couar aso couirrr Oficias. . . ; r-
Judc'e Of the bourt of Oommoa Plea's.Hoa.
-SIMMS Nah, Gallfpolis " ' . ' ;.'.-
Judge of Probate Courl.-A. Meaaat. ' 1 .
Clerk of-Cjrnrrwa Pleas Oourt.RoDSET Dow-
, ''. ', ' .
Shenflf. Joseph V. Smith. ; ,
'' Prosecu'Ung Attomey.N.'SiMHd.t.' W l
'X County Aditor.-H. H. 8wau.ovl)i.l
'' 41 County Treasuref.--0. Bsakch.
County Recordef.--S. R. Paine., , r ,
' County Surveyor. Joim C. Goldii. Pagetown,
Celpio township.'" ' ' ' j
" County Corene'r-M'AJ. .W. Colliks. r vm
tJoattty Comrnisaioaeni, Wr,Li.iAM , Leolix,
ialem; Milo Guthrie, Oranges Tuoa. 8iT",
Sutton. , . .
Oounty'Comrndtt 8cbool' Eiminers,i-Rer R.
VVuctNson, Gsoacs B. Gaow, At A. Keen. -
't i t ,t-"' i1" v f
Tpwifsnir OFFicsas salisbust:
Trustees. Amos Dunham,Thomas Radfordi A.
ii;Barloi f-'v.v:u.,,.-.,t .-..i
a' Clerk. Hosmer Branch ' ' -i f; ;i rn . ' -i ,',
Treasurer. O. Branch, ex officio, -i
Justices of the Ptaoe. S. 8. Paine, A. M.
Barlow, Elijah Jones. ' , .' , ' . ,
Constables.'-Randalt Stivers, Oren Jones, J W
Worley.- '
' Assessor S. Bradbury, :. ,. ; ,
Mayor Randal Stivers. - n . : r ;
i, Recorder L. S. Nye. , ( -
4 Trustees H. S. Horton, A. Murdock, H. B.
iBmith, Wm. H. Remington, J. C. CartWTighr, ,,
Treasurer O. Branch, ex offiicip.- '
Marshal Gaylord Lymaft. - " ' 1
. f I 4' i F08TM ASTERS,
. Pomeroy Geo. Lee.
MiJdlepert D. Pangburn. '
" Racine P. M. Petrel. -' '
Letartsville Geo. Li Piper.
i.M'j , ":
v Chester wm. Witdhell.
Presbvterian Rev. R. Wiiitinsofli.' Pastor.
Servicesvery Sabbath morning, ' Os d'clock.
Kvery Sabbath afternoon, at 3 o'clock, at the
new Brick School-house in Middleport. . i
, Methodist, Episcopal. Rev. 8. C. Frampton,
Pastor. Services at Wesley Chapel, Pomeroy,
and Heath Chapel, Sheffield, on alternate Sab
baths, at 0 i o'clock, A. M., and 7 P M and at
the lower Church, Pomeroy, at 3 o'clock, P, M,
vry Sabbath. ' '' ,. '.
Protestant Episcopal No services at present.
New Jerusalem No services. " 1 " ' -' .'
German Methodist--Rev. J. Pfetzing, Pastor.
Services every Sabbath morning, at 0 o'clock, v
fe German. Lutheran Rev. P. Heid, Pastors
Services every Sabbath morning.; , ,
. German Evangelical Presbyterian (on Linn
Btrt-et).-r-Rev. L. Theiss, Pastor. Service every
'ebbatb morning, 0 o'clock. ( -.'t.t ?,.'
.. German Presbyterian (on Plum streel).-Rv.
. Pastor., .Services eveiy Sabbath morn-
Serviuea every UubatU Dioruing. v ; , V -'
WeTsk Baptist Peter Lloyd, Pastor. Services
every Sabbath; ! 0 o'clock, A M, and 8 P M ,
WeUh!Presbyterian (New School). Rev. John
H. Jones, pastor. Services every Sabbath a t 0
o'clock, A M, and p " M . , -. u
i Welsh Presbyterian (Old School)' John T.
Williams, Pastor. Services every Sabbath, xat 0
o'clock A M, and 6 P M. ..: . I .
'JfASOns. Pomeroy: Lodge, -No. 164. ' Stated
Meetings, the Monday evening on or before the
mil moon in 'each month. Hall in Edwards'
Uiltling, Front st. M. Boswortb, W. M.j, R.H.
To!o!f!-Naomi Lodge, 'No. lit. ; Meets
every Friday evening; Hall in Oawford'abnild
ng. Hi H. Bartlett, N. Q.r SMuet Lanham,
M;n'T.i t.n,V(.. N.i. 242. Meets every Tues
day evening, in Stivt rsj building, corner of Front
nd Court sts.' Washington Stivers, N. G.r las.
trosbie, R. 8.'- ' t: i-X"18 'r-V'ii''''
. VirnnU RnnnmnmenL! No; 68,-1, 0.' O. J.-
Meets in Stivers' building on , the 1st nd 3d
Wednesdayevenings in each montbCi- A. Bar
low, C. P.? A; Thomson, Scribe. .
Kn n Timpebawce. Welfare Division, No.
pa. Meels everv Saturday evening. -Hall in
Stivers' .building... Geo. Minick, W. P.;; A.
'Salisbury Dlvision'No. 2921' Meets on Satur-
SHt W. P. R S. ; ,
New Lima Division No. 804. Meets every
R.tnnlav evenine. Hall in II. Holt's reed build
hir. in New Lima.'-" W. P. -
IHOH. IRVIN.'- ' . . . " "NTi'
1 RVIN di PLANTS, Attorneys at Law, Pome
i ioy.0. - . : noygOtf.
PUT SI 01 AH 8.
r n MF.N7IE8.- Office; Tniru-Bireei,-
.MENZIES." Office
Walnut andVine. Cincinnati, 0
Fayt'apecJal attention tj Diseasea Xt Women.-.
' JV T i 1' 11
i'AANIEL & RATHBURN,5 Bankers Front"
J 1 .fteeL Pomeroy. O.-.-a- I. ,Mm'.l
tmTTniih rdSTPANY; of Hart-
ford, Connecticut." O. BRANCH,1 Agent,
. . r T i on
mirt etreeti yorneroyj . ; jm "
iiRHlMOTON STIVERS. ' Dealer in Dry
. .VV ' Ooods Groceries,-Hardware, 4c. Corner
ol Front and Court streets. Pomerov.
i'fAMiisJl ALSTON, Dealer ii Fancy and
I Runu ,n,v, fiivwls.. Groceries. 'Hardware,
llools and Shoes, &. . Front sttett. .Varee doors
telow Court, Pdmeroy, O.'" ' 'J nec-zo.
BRANCH & CQ., Dealers in Dry Goods,
I'f. Groceries,'- Hardware, Queensware, c
et est side of Court-street, -three doors above the
aornei or rront, roierov, u - janau
t W. COOPER cs CO., ;Dealer in Dry
1 T Goods. Groceries, Hardwara, 4o... Corner
Of Front and First street, Middleport, opposite
Coal port Salt Uompanya Landing. " August b.
, 1UN(JAM SLOAN, Dealer in Grooenes,
4 U Clothing, Hats, Caps', Shoes, dec; Coalport
Landing, x ., Beptember 18, 1866,
STIVERS, Manufacturer of and Deal-
i a er la erarr uescuvuua ui . vujiuiiih
v .'w
Corner of Front and Court streets, Pomeroy, 0.
The best workmen constantly employed. ' Cloths,
Cassimeres, and Vestings kept always on hand.
Paris and London Pashions received monthly. '
i' cabiiTetTurniturb -
XT''fcTiEL', (jaoinet-maker, and Dealer
in H n Furniture, Front at., above
,Ceurt. Pomerov. O ' .'"! deeiu.
Dealers in Dru,
Patent Miniives. PainU.OilB, Dyestu
v- , Vtnnt RtTMt. a few jdoors above uuu,
r .... iPcmiflroy. Ohio
' i CTiTTtUJA 1JS U M AC111N KS fco,
', "! AVIS & MORTON, oa guitar Run Pome-
"y'JJf.roy, hava their Planing
Machine in good
AUU" i U U M w
prder, and constant operation, flooring, weatn-er-boarding,
dic kept constantly on hand1, to ill)
orders. Work warranted to give satisfaction, '
f9 per Annum"
EORGE HOSS1CK, Baker and CgnfecWoBel,
I -r vwnt .ii-oot. fp iiiiors above Court, and
one uoor Deiovn noiei, ronieiojr, .
M . ... . t-4 f f..?l 1
thTiRiow Pome
i. n Rrilt Furnace. Pomerov. O.' All kinds
of Copper work for Salt Pumaoet, Steambeti,
etc;. esecuteu w ower. . .
B I A 0 K S M I T H I N: Q. r.,-n.-
E. HDMPHREY, Blacksmith, Mulbeiry-st.,
nnnii tli Oourt-honse.'-Pometoy, O.
Work: tof all kinds. horseahoeirig, x
ecu ted with Meatnesc and dispatch, i ; JaraJ j i
EORGB STIVERS -BlacksmiUiyulberry-treet,
epposite Court-house.. Jieeps coo-i
stantly on hand and fot iale, on two, three,
and lout-horse .waeoM., Job Work of ill kinds
executed to order. T . -J '' ln8!L :
emmB Ab fiuziKgrn.
P, LYMAN,, Painter and Glarier, west side
Court street, 'fourth door above 9ourt;
Pomeroy, 0. '', '
J, B. HAMPTON & CO. Saddle and Harness
a 'Manufacturers, Front street, five door? be-:
low Court, Pomeroy, OV " i; "
TAMES WRIGHT, Saddle and Harness Maker,
Shop, over Black and Rathbum's itoref In
Rutland, 0.
TWHITBSIDES, Manufacturer of Boots and
t Shoes, Pront street, under Telegraph prin
ting office. The best cf work, for Ladies and
Gentlemen, made to order..' - ':- '-'
GEMflfi McQUtGG, 4 CO., Tanners ni
Cunierv, Butternut street, (en Sugar Run)
Pomeroy, O. .i n ' - '
... ; - WAGON MAKING. - -
JOHN W". HAR WOOD, Caniage maker, lower
part of Middleport. 0. Carnages, and Wag
ons of all kinds made to order or repaired on the
shortest notice. . House painting, glazing, paper
hanging, arc., executeaw me pest Btyie. jei.
n & P. CROSBIE. waon-makers, Mulbeny-
Jtj. street, Pomeroy, 0., ovel F. E. Humphrey's
shop. ' Having bad long experience in the busi
ness, they are enabled to exeoute, in a neat and
substantial manner, all orders for wsgons, bug
gies, carriages, flic, on short notice, and at reas
onable terms. ' ' , v ' . ' ' 1 ..
Cooper's Building, Coslport, 0. Salt for
Country trade retail, Tmivnr-FJV and Forty
Cents nerbushet. . . ' Jnne 6
doors below 'the- Rolling Mill, "Pomeroy,
Meigs county, Ohio. M. A. WEBSTER, Pro-
grietor. . .. w r. . - . , .; . n37
i v - " STOVES, TINWARE Ac, r,.-
TW J. PRALL, Manufacturer of
Tinware, and
IT Dealer in every vsriety o( Stoves,
opposite the Court-bouse, Pomeroy,
:,:U. CUa lllvcr JUaiSroad.
Ma; Editobj Allow a airanger In a diaf
tant eastern, city, alter reading me account
of Railroad management in Your paper of
April 221 to throw out bis Ideas, without
reference to any thing yet proposed. The
Ohio 'River, whether alack water or not, re
quires near Its banks ' on the Ohio aide,- an
Ohio River Railroad," from Parkersburgh
Cincinnati. The iHudsqn,. a , straight
river, haa one, from New York;-, to Albany,
hugging ircloaeljr.' Proximity to the river
is a principle,' an axiom as if were- gen.
eral t ula: rarely to 'be deviated from. , "The
OI-ioCQmparatively a crooked river,' re
quires iwo exceptions to ihiarule.: Starting
from Walker a crossing, (better tl practica
ble 8 or 10 miles, below, aay near mouth, of
Shade, ao aa to avoid Washington county,)
tne road anouia tsave- tna river nna cross
Mtrlgi direct w Pomeroy by th? ahortest pf aa
ticul route; thui cutting off an ox-bow, and
making exception No. I,' to the proximity
rule, From Pomeroy' -along the'River to
Galllpolis; thence across the most eligible
route (touching, or not, jhe southern line
of Jackson) direct to Poitsmouth. culling
off a larger ox-bow, and making exception
No. 2, to. the general rule, Thenc-i along
the Ohio to Cincinnati. This; Mr. Editor,
is "ihe route," emphatically. '' Look at it,
commercially, Heavy goods, up and down
are already on the river. Light goods (es
pecially those requiring . dispatch) wou Id
take the rails. They would increase each
others' business they always do. They
do on iha Hudson. Any other supposition
an ' error. , Business ' oegeti business
The more rail freight, the moia rive? freight.
Apply this to passengers, They would save
(down) one-third of the time by rail from
Parkersburgh to. Cincinnati, oyer the swiff
est steamer afloat.' . Mord than half in the
upward passage. II any one will Insist upon
It, that an Ohio : River, Railroad will never
be made I answer that it will be, and that
it IS the work of time merely. Only w be
assured, f6r all residents on the Ohio, the
sooner, the better.'' - ' '."''?
Allow the Baltimore road, express train
time1, as on the Hudson River and Central
New York Roadssay 30 miles an 'liou
Allow Parkersburgh . to be . 420 miles from
Baltimore ; A'.low Cincinnati to1 be 180
miles from Parkersburgh. ; la f ound num-
bars the two, 600.' We have it dona In
20 hours, a little over half the time that any
other road, "ceteris paribus," cart- do it.
Let us go on: Six-hours mora brings us to
New York, and through Philadelphia. The
steamer Adriatic, it is sald.'wlll take as to
Liverpool in 8 days. ' So in 9 days, t hours,
(iravolinc time) Cincinnati reaches Liver.
pool short of ten days at least. '
T'uli, VLX. 'Editor, Is thu --way for very
resident on the river; to grapple wa
oreat Railroad question; and - while Central
Ohio looks 10 her oW'nl this If 'the great, the
prevailing Jmercsi ;pf the iye'r counties--
the shortest route to the Auamic. ,
ON E GO UN Tit r
Yeara ago, when the firs atenroer from
Liverpool reached New Tori, 1 was derided
for making the. assertion,. that In ' less than
ten years, the passnce would be made wlihln
ten day,y It has ihoa booo. done. So now,
I know that ten yoara wilt not elapse, be
Tore the Ohio Elvet 'Railroad ahall come up,
and whilaKorih'';W'etter.n Virginia ill
makeParkeraburghaVecohd Wheellfig. aa
adeposit iheOblo Road will malts Pome
roj, becausa of her coal, aatr Iron, .and
rlve facilliiea, a lecoad Phtaburgh.
v;-: . "NEVV YORK.""
BrooklTnTUaytr 155G . n .
Notes on beaeirl Lifer r the Boatc to
Journal j of .W; Wi Uubbell, reviitd ly
I ,rly j mi4fiMth'Wanderer.,, i ' V
: '-' cwwii ivn: 'I' 1
Leaving Horseshoe Bend, we entered be
tween two ranges of mountains that extended
to the 'southwest, and traveling ten miles
halted at eleven o'clock to grase, close by a
muddy slough that led down from the moun
tains. We remained here till one o'clock,
when on resuming our journey we crossed
the slough, and. proceeding .about a mile
reached, a beautiful stream of clear water
that came bounding down from the moun
tains on the left. - The valley here,' was
from three to four hundred yards wide, and
was covered with wild sage. The "moun
tains on each aide were four or five hundred
feet high, and were very rocky and precipi
tous. , Fire miles from the stream last men
tioned, we came to another of considerable
size, and here we concluded to encamp for
the night, the grass being tolerably good,
but we found but little fuel to do our cook
ing with, v Tp-day-we, traveled twenty miles.
During the day we saw eight dead oxen by
the road slde ' . v -;':-.rvi
- ivn 13th. Morning somewhat dismal
with a storm threatening us from the north
west. ' We left our camp at six o'clock, and
crossing the stream at the ford, struck north'
ward, and traveled ten miles in a circle in
order to avoid a dnWmWrftp that lay di
rectly in our way.: Ui-adiing the oppo
site side, we found we were but about three
xnttea. frota 'tamp. -IeftvirrthwwwmTt
to a large spring of cold water that gued
from beneath, a large rocK. , .nere vre tame
to a halt for a. few momenta to refresh our
selyes with a draught of the pure, element
from the fountain. : Continuing to ascend
the mountain, in half an hour we reached
its summit from which we had an extensive
view of thd surrounding country. ' A' beau
tiful Valley," not guite so wide as the one we
had just left, lay far Below us. The long
train of wagons, a they wound their way
through the valley, with ' the dust rising
above thern in clouds, presented ' quite a
novel "and Interesting' appearance. We
were two hours in, crossing this valley, and
then we again found ouselves ascending a
range of lofty tabuntalns. ' On reaehing the
summit ol these 1 mountains, we were sur
prised to find that we were but! five 'or aix
imles from bur encampment of last night-
After haying traveled five nules, over the
roughest road imaginable:, we atrain descen
ded into Bear river valley ' We halted
short time on reaching the valley, to let our
cattle graze; then continuing our march, we
descended Bear river eight miles, ana
reached a large creek that headed among
the mountains to the north; and which
wound ita way beautifully' through the Tal
ler and emptied into the rivet. Its banks
were covered with a .luxuriant growth, of
willows, too dense for the eye to penetrate.
We ascended this stream to the base of the
mountains, where we encamped for the night.
The vailey through which re traveled du
ring the afternoon afforded the most beau
tlful-landscape.Ievtr; beheld, sTbe val
ley iWclf,' had - the appearance of a beau,
tiful gardeni while on m1i side there aroae
a lofty range' of mountains, which, teemed
like mighty walla inclosing it , . A few hours
before encamping, we passed . a small in
dian-village, containing, perhaps,, fifty in-
habitants, xnese auosisiea rrincipauy on
cranee which they caught 'along the river,
Laree piles of these birds were lying at the
doors of their wigwams, and were so putrid
as to be very offensive to us, though the In'
dianS considered them to be very delicious.
did not learn to what tribe these Indians
belonged, but certainly they were but little
in advance of the brute crention. :r
In the twenty miles travel which we per
formed to-day," we aaw twenty-four dead
oxen.' "Within a short distance of our camp,
this evening, I noticed two graves; one con
tained. the body of an emigrant of 1843
die other contained the remains of B.
MoCrackin; of Chestervillo, Ohio; died, June
SOth. 1847. ; '
Jrju l4Tn: We did not leave camp til
o'clock; P. if. f Five inilea ' from camp,
reacted a good spring of water, and here
we tarried for half an hour, Resuming our
journey wa traveled seven miles further on,
ercssin' six streams of oonwuuttt'um ,, Ci
our way, and at five ; o'clock encamped on
the left ind side 6f the'road, in the shade
of a'clumri of willows.', -tfwrj large ' springs
cj sulplujpuV.a'tcr .wWe'closfl i by. ; Jhi
1 i
't - i -
O N E CO N9 Tt 7
afteniooa tra ' saw , four
: i tlie
Jvvt l 5th: lea cu
aid traveled, tn V to.
About ten- o'clock o c
3 Of
wigwams, or rather 1C
' ned
i cmi-
.ok a
diana and FrencE V W
a blacksmith shoji, a
were quite an acc
grants.! .On leavirj t'
direction due West t...
6rclock,'-'turned 0 . r
While we .'prep art '. -Is
grove, of willcrwa. ii At one o'clock we again
commenced . our 'maroh, and striking 1 the
river; we descended it a distance of ten
miles, and at five Vclocl, ecamped for the
The valley, at the' place of ur encamp'
metit, was about ten miles wids, with a
range' of' mountaiha' on' each side,rwhose
tops, are covureo.with perpetual snow.
The sides of the tnountains were covered
with very tall pine and cedar trees, whioh
presented a 'rich and tplendid appearance
Our encampment was situated on the brink
of the largest spring wir had seen during the
journey. The spring was the head fountain
of a large creek. During the day we saw
sixteen dead oxen and four dead horses; -
' (Ta h Continued.)
The Benefit of Advertising. ' '
Our readers have frequentiy observed the ad
vertisement of "Hoofland's German Bitters" in
the columns of th Telegraph. Dr. Jackson, the
proprietor, is a libera! auvertimr,, He adver
tises to the amount of thousands of dollars every
year, and he pays the printer promptly. Aa an
evidence of his prosperity, we clip the following
item from the Philadelphia Timesi v. ,!:. ."' i )r
Thi 'N Pi.cs VhTtkr-Dj. 0. M. - Jackson
would seem really to lav attained the highest
point of convenience, beauty, and style, in mer
cantile architecture, is his new office and ware
house, for the sale of the celebrated Hoofland's
German Bitters, 98 Arch-st., below Fifth. This
splendid building, whose exterior has for months
attracted the admiration of all who passed, by
the originality atd delicacy of its ornamentation,
and the harmony and grace of its proportions,
was opened on the 10t instant to a company of
the Doctor's friends and acquaintances, who en
joyed themselves "rigtit menilie" on the eooa
sion.' " : .-, . .'. , ..
The building, wTricVtf fcnr storiea in neiglit
and 100 feel deep, contains Dr. Jackson's labo
ratory and office besides one ef the moat tasteful
and eleeant aales-roorni vr have ever feen, and
nA4 4V. - I.. i r ,
a roorc in the rear so jymj A arrange.) ri clrjYi
Hon of eapatalv Thnfpnt saloon irriilr yith
alternate squares ol wn;te ,nd black lAifitile, and
the walls are richly freshed, and highly decora-
veu in vine ana untea araoenque, ,jue columns
of Sienna marble, supporting the central arch.
are admirably wrought. . . Indeed, the vhole bail-
ding, inside and out, is a nobis illustration of
me lasie ana bjuu vi American wortmanime,
and reflects the greatest credit upon the public
spirit of the proprietor. We deem especially
wormy or notice ana commendation au such ef
forts to embellish our eities with elegant build
ings, and to relieve the doll monotony of trad
and professional life, by providing it with habi
tations light cheerful, handsome, and conven
ient. . -.me business world is becoming imbued
with practical ideas of art, health, and conven
ience; and whenever we are obliged to pick our
war carefully amone the rubbish of Aid bnildintn
being torn down, we console ourselves with the
idea that we are on our war to a city of palaces
Dr. Jackson ha? anticipated events-, and has al
ready contributed his palace end a lovely one
is, too,
Republican Onventlon. .
Pursuant to call, Convention met a't the Court
House in Pomeroy, oh ThursdaVlait'and organ
ised by tailing 'Jttdge J.' C. BESTOW, of Ches
ter, to the Chair, and appointing A, Thomson, cf
Salisbury, Secretary.
The object of the meeting was stated,' and a
communication read from the Central Committee
of Athens county, relative to the appointment
of Congressional delegates to the Philadelphia
Nominating Convention. . .
On motion, Stephen Titos, Wro. Rathburn,
and Arthur Merrill, Esqrs., were appointed
committee to prepare business for the Conven
Uon. ' "
On motion, Convention took" a recess until
clockt P. Mi v"! iJ T i. ; .'' :
. i,. , . -arruNooa snstoa. ,
The Business Committee submitted the follow
ing recommendationst . 7.
1. Thatthree delecates be selected fo rente-
sent ileig-S county in the Republican State Con
vention, to be held in Columbus oft the 29th
inst., , a,. - . v.; ' ;
3, That eur delegates to Columbus bs author
ised to act with the delegates front the other
counties of this district in selecting three dele
gates to represent this Congressional dlstriot in
the Republican National Nominating Conven
tion, to be held at Philadelphia Jane 17th. g
S. That this Convention recommend the name
of one person, to be submitted to the delegates,
and supported as 6ne of the three delegates to
Philadelphia frotfi this district ! " '
4, That a County Central Committee be ap
pointed by this Convention, with one Advisory
member in each, township. - , t
6. That this Convention take action for a thor
ongh organization of the Republicans of this
county.' ?, -""''";! ".v i"
6. That it be recommended to the Republicans
in each school district to organise themselves in
Republican Associations. ,
The Renort was adonted.
On motion, the following gentlemen were' ap
pointed a committee to recommeni suitable' per
sons as delegates to Columbus; Columbia Down
mg, Salisbury' township t 0. 0. Thompson , Sa
lemi L. D. Hoit,. pedfoid; Joshua .Wood, Co
lumbia A. Stout Cbesteff L M. GiUraore, But
toni J.M.Cooper, Sclpioj 8. C Larkin, Rut
land, and W. H. Dyke, Lebanon.' ,
t The Committee, after retiring a short time re
ported the following named gentleincu, and reo
ommended that they be" chosen de'isj
O. W, Cooper, Balisbury; Vf. It Lssley, Eat
land; and R, II. Brewster, Eilcffl,
' The resort'wea adopted..'' V;- ' v '
Oa motion, the delegates wete empowered to
appoint substitutes."-; '. !,,'. .', ..Vt';-
Oa motion, the Convention procectled to the
choice of 4 Central Committee, til oae savisorv
J 1
b. -'i n nWi j Itmtii,
lAY 57. 1850.
member from each "township. '-'The following
gentlemen were ehoseru,;' ; ' ;' '
, Central-Coihuttee. 6. S. Paine, A. Thom
son, M. Heckaid, H.' G. Daniel, T. A.' Plants,
II, H. Swallow. .; . , r : ' .'. ' . . ','
Advisort: Wm. Ledlie) Salem; Major Reed,
Olive, Joshua Wood, Colurabisi J. J. White,
Lebanon; J. R, Illia, Sutton ; J. T. Caldwell,
Letartj H. S. Horton, Salisbury; S. Fellows,
Orange; K. Stansbnty, Rutland,' J. M.' Cooper.
Soipio; Abfler StrWt ChenteT JU D. Hoit Bed
ford.' - ,,' d .t ' .-
On motion, Hon V. B. Horton was recomniend
ed as one of the delegates from this district to the
Philadelphia Convention. .' .41 , J . ' :
On motion, it wa ' . : ; . , '
" ; Resojved, Tbst when this Convention sdjourn
it be to meet again in Mass Convention on Sat
urday, the 28th day of Juno next to ratify the
nominations made by the Philadelphia Conven
tion. . ; ; . ,.- r . . ,
On motion, - N , .
1 Resolved, That the proeeedifigs of. this meet
ing be published in-the Meigs Connty Telegraph.
After remarks from Judge Heckard and T. A.
Plants, Esq:, Convention adjourned, v - . :
" 1 ' ' ' J' BE&T0W, Ch'U."
A. Thomson, Stc'y. " ' ,
The West is certainly a treat country.
The following is art-extract from a letter of
a correspondent at Fulton City, Illinois, a
town altuated on . the ' Mississippi River,
about four hundred miles above St Louis.
The city has grown up within the pact eigh
teen months and Is a fair illustration of the
fact that the Americans are a "fast people."
Out correspondent gives - a description of a
new .hotel, called the "Dement House."
where be stopped upon his arrival from
PlitsbuV ' "" ' ' , ' .
"The House ia one hundred and ten feet
in length by ' ninety feet wide, five stories
high, and built Of atone. On the first floor
are the kitehen and Laundry, containing all
the latest Improvements, two Saloons and a
Banking,. House fitted up In a magnificent
style,' that tent for six hundred a year. each.
Oa the second, floor are the Ladies Recep
tion Room, Ladies and Gentlemen's Par
lors, Gentlemen's Reading Room, Dining
Room and the General Office, all of which
are spacious and 'elegant, and are beautifully
corniced and "enriched wilb stucco work.
In the Gentlemen's Parlor, resting on aq el
egant marble mantel, is a clock 0? the finest
workmanship in a beautiful marl le case, on
each aide of which is an elaborately wrought
siatue, one aa Indian, the other an African;
holding in hi- hand the broken chain ol
itihty.- On the top sits Lamarilne with
ptn In band, surrounded with books." The
aolas, chairs, ttbleti, mrwn, die., are of the
-V- ;f.hftft quel.!-?. -: Tb" ? -rltenV Parlor ts
sti'.t tr.orp elegantly farnisaod ihe carpet la
otUhs finest velvet, with fine rosewood sofas
lAid chairs covered" with the richest satin
brocotei, latgo and btamiful rrtlrrora exten
ding from" the lofty ceiling to the floor". In
fact, it would be difficult to conceive of any
thing more superbly beautiful than the bp
ngoments and appearance or this room.
Tbo Dining Room is a hundred feet long
and finished in a manner to correspond with
the rest of the building. The third, fourth
and fifth stories are mostly comprised of
private parlors ana oea rooms. , Un the
third floor Is a magnificent Public' Hall,
ninety feel long by forty-five wide. On the
top of the building ia an Observatory, which
affords a delightful, view of the surrounding
country; It is to bo ' lighted with eight gas
burners, which with its great elevation, will
render it a beacon for many miles around,
Attached to the house are gasworks of
sufficient- capacity to supply a city of five
thousand .inhabitants. The halls, public
rooms and private parlors are supplied with
the most. beautiful -and expensive chande-
iers that could be found In Naw York city.
The building cost 1 100,000, with an ad
ditional . expenditure of $35,000 for furni
ture, all of which was purcDased at, New
York. The coat of queensware ftDd china
alone was over -459,000, a portion of which
waa ordered .Tor tbe , House directly from
ranee. ''The Hotel was built and ia owned
by Mr. Charles Dement, formerly of Dixon
in this Stater-and Is second to none west of
New York, not excepting the Girard House or
Philadelphia nor the Burnet House of Cin
cinnati. This may seem incredible; it Is,
nevertheless true. . If any Pittsburghert wish
10 spend I few months this season in the
West they need not atop for fear of not find
ing comfortable quarters; .
t uiton City contains about three thousand
Inhabitants, most of whom have settled here
Within the last three months, Real estate
haa Increased ona hundred per bent within
the last ' year.- The Chicago, Dixon and
owa Air Line Railroad terminates . here
the shortest route that ever can ba made be
tween the Lake! and the Mississippi River,
and mast or necessity .become one of the
moat important Roads In the country; tt was
completed about three1 months ago and ia
what Itf name Indicates, an Air Lint Road,
forming a portion of. the only direct route
from the eattern and nutbern Statea to
owa, Kansas and Nebraska. , There Is also
a line ' or daily packets running from St,
aul, for the accommodation of the mulil
tudea of the Wisconsin, northern Iowa and
Minnesota emigrant', most o(. whom have
hitherto patronized the Chicago and Rock
laland Roade.. ., i" . . ; ';' . i. , -, ;:
Emigration. We have ''endeavored to
keep posted on the relative portion of eml'
eretioa disembatklng at Kansas City, which
If at least two-thirds of the entire number
that come by water, but find the (ask easier
to attempt . than 10 execute, at least so ler,
They have -but in few . Instances come in
companies, and there are no lists Irom which
to nether statistics. One boat will bring
let of from hay to one hundred New fc.r.if
landers, then up goes Free State Stock, and
Shaip s ttlfjos and Bar cher sermons are
auoied at ' ao advance. - Next comes ; an
equal or larjor number cf Southerners
down goes "ism'' stock, and Pro Slavery is
quoted at the top figures, the market buoy
ant snd takers predominate 'over sellers
a u iuin U a tzsx tzi csrn r cer!iimrhiy
mlxAtrV-takers mixed also, Loih a!
iluu, I.
a "downward tondoncy," and buyors hold
off till the "advices by the next steamer now
dufl." , Wa are rncaniime' compelled io co
91.HQ in Advance.
. . VOL. 8NW7
to press without arriving at definite figures.'
They may have their Bourses, their Ex
changes, their 1 AVall Streets snd State
Streets, but If any body wants 10 see a po
litical Bourse, let them come to the Kansas
City wharf and note the arrival of steamers
for one Week. Border Ruffiaas, and their
opponents, are as perfect and sagacious in
determining who will "do to be.t on," as are
the bears and bulla of Wall street, in seen
ing k good Investment on 'change, Kansas
Cttf JSnlerprUt.: .; tU;:. '.1 ""
' St.'LociS, May 19 U.S, Marshal Don
aldson and Deputies Preston and Wallace
went from Kansas City; on Wednesday
nighfwhb a inquisition from Gov. Shannon
upon the authorities of Missouri for Robin
son, recently detailed bi ' Lexington, who
stands Indicted In the District Court lor trea
son against the Uoited States.;
Jones is convalescent. ,. ..
Brown, editor of tho' Herald of Freedom,
was arrested while endeavoring to escape
from iho Territory, v Reeder has fled, bat it
ti thought he will be captured.
Judge Fane, of Gejrgiu, has been ap
pointed Sheriff, until Jonea recovers. It ia
reported that Fane haa been shot at twice
while discharging his duties. -. , ;
It ia said that 1500 men are in Lowrence
armed with Sharpe's rifles, strungly fortified
by breastworks, and possessed of two pieces
of artillery, and that it is their intention to
resist all attempts at arrest. , About 1000
men have responded to the proclamation of
ihe Marshal, and are encamped in the vicin
ity of Lawrence and Lecompton their
avowed purpose being to compel the people
of Lawrence to acknowledge the organized
law of ihe Territory. r; ;
Sr. Louis', May 18. Mrs. Rublnson at
rived here yesterday, and this moraing pub
lishes a statement oi her husband's deten
tion at Lexington. . . i .;
It says Robinson was going East on per
sonal business, and denied that he knew of
an indictment previous to his leaving the
territory. Otherwise it does not differ from
previous accounts
The Lawrence correspondent of the Dem
ocrat says, under date of the 7th, that in
dictments have been found against Reedor,
Robinson, Roberts, Lane, Dieizlor, and oth
er prominent free Siate men.
News had been brought to Lawrence that
secret handbills were circulating and forces
marshaling in the border counties. ' ,
' The people were warned to prepare for
defense. .
h Tat Gaowrao Wheat Caor. We have
advices from all parts of the Western States,
Including . Kentucky, Tenneaw MUsourU
Illinois, Indiana, OUc, Michigan, Iowa and
Wiaconaln, from which we learn that, with
tbe ' exception of Tennessee, where it has
been Irozeh out, the growing wheat looks
exceedingly . promising and health v. The
breadihf land sown with wheat last fall
was greatlv increased over former years;
an 1 the indications now are that should the
present month prove favorable to wheat the
crop of 1856 will be the largest by 25 per
cent, ever gathered in the Union, The fate
of the wheal cannot be decided upon with
any certainty until after the middle of June.
'Cincinnati Price Current,
An intelligent and prominent gentleman
In Cincinnati, and In good standing in the
Democratic party, assures us (so says the
Clermont Courier,), that his party la willing
and asks to make a stand in favor of slavery
in the approaching canvass. ' He says that
his party believes that slavery la guaranteed
under the constitution, and thai to hold
mart ' in bondage is a moral and divine
right. -Wa havo seen thb tendency for some
time past In tbe action of the Democracy on
Nebraska bill, but were not prepared fur the
bold stand which la about to be made.
Know all men, therefore, that ' the Demo
cratic party Is the party thai has undertaken
to carry upon its shoulders the pro slavery
standard. . ; ,'.'. ' ' '. '
1 EfiABcrtmo Amebic!! Vessels at Sar
uan. Capt. Tinklepaugh, of the aieamer
Orizaba, has made a protest against the
search which his vessel was subjected to by
the British officers at San Juan. ; Ua arriv
ed at San Juan with 480 ; pa9enger, of
whom 420 had through tickets to San Iran-
ciaco. Soon alter . tne "snip came to an
chor, the Wheelen a email aieamer bound
un thO river San Juan, came alongside, and
Capt. T. commenced transierrtfit to nnrtne
passengers rrom the UriZioa. . uspi. i aria
ton, of thj British aloor-of-war Eurydice,
gave orders! that the passengers should be
taken back on to the Urlzlba; that pa would
not ' allow them to Rd on . board the amall
Maanlar. nr UV ntnf.fifd All . their WSV. and
that the rlvef boat mUstbe hauled oil4 from
the . Orizaba. Copu . Tinklepaugh . visited
Cam. Tarleton." Who afterwards went . on
board the Oriziba and Inspected the way
It, and after two boms' delay permitted the
passengers to go 00 their route, saying mat
ha would not interiere., vur government
has takdn this matter into Immmedlate con.
deration, it is said, and the Conduct of the
British officer will be inquiled into; v-
That the annual meetings of the two branch
ea of ihe-Presbyterian Church in the United
States were commenced simultaneously In
this city yesterday, is a fact remarkablo from
its rarity. The Assemblies have never met
toeether In the same place ' tince the grand
sensrBi.cn'. in 1837. and neither body .has
ever before naa a : larger ; nttenuance
. a a 1 l
Commissioners st the , opening of
sessions. The Old School body clectod
Rev. Dr. McFarland, of Vircinia, as
Moderator, and ' the Mew Schnol Assembly
made choice of Rev. Dr., Illckok, Vice
President of Union College. Liberal pro
vision has been made for the eccommoda
lion of the Commissioners In private fa ml
ios. and It Is to be hoped that their prob tbl
sojuurn of ion days will prove both pleasant
A.-, t. ' : ' - '
ana promauie. , ,, ., ... v
A Poruuit Man In the. gold dipglng
district of VVootshod, Australia, Mr. Dan
id Camsiron having been elected maftwcr
ol the Provincial Legislature hi suppor
ters had his bona shod with shoea of solid
gold, and presented bin also with 1500..'.
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Three-fourths of a columli, one year, :. r 25 tO
Une column, one year, i :'t n : i 3010
OAdvert.sementsn0thaviftfftbeiitir.ibtref ifc
sertions marked on copy, ill ie continued aa
forbid and charged accordingly. . . .
STOasuai advertisers must pay in advance, '
IT Job Printing, of tVery description -:
executed with accuracy and neatness. . .
AG At Lothabio. Omar Pasha, mir,
wiihatanding his threescore years, has just '
married a young lady of fifteen years nt
age; the daughter of . the unlucky Gnen.
Nafiz Pasha. The bride and . her family
were strongly oppose J to tho match, and
only ytolded a reluctant assent in cunaid r
ailon of certain influences thai were brought
to bear upon them in high quarters. This
is the tenth or twelfth mnrriage thai Omar
Pasha has contracted since he abjured Chris
tianity." '' ,' ";.;V:'"; .'.,.1"";, ; ';:;
' The London Times was established In
1785, by John Waliei.and on bis death In
1332, inherited by his son John, at present
amomber ol Parliament, i -The establish
merit ia valued at 700,000 pounds sterling.
or 83.750,000. .. Its editor-in-chief reoivns
an annual salary or $,000, and Its Paris
Correspondent 60,000 francs per annum. '
Since ihe cessation of hostilities,' a much
less friendly tone pervades the English press
towards Louis Napoleon; hit acts are criti
cised with more asperity; and the recent
speech which Count Walewskl made at the
Conference, the burden of which was to si
lence ihe press of Belgium, in " order to
please his Imperial master, has been resen
ted in strong editorial articles. ' "
' The widow of the Emperor Nicholas is
shortly to visit Italy, and the Russiau grand
master of the ceremonies has already fur
nished a suit of apartments far hei In Ven
ice. ' This lends an air of probability to tho
rumor that the Emperor Alexander will him
self shortly paj a visit to Rom. '
The Boston Atlas refers to a dispatch re
ceived in thai city on Wednesday, which we
have not met with in any other paper. It
is to the effect that France has been called
on to Interfere in Mexico, lor the protection
of the property of the Catholic Church, late
ly aeized by President Commonfori, If, a
the champion of the Holy Mother Church ,
Louis Napoleon should undertake to defend
the scarlet lady in Mexico, would Ii nOi in
volve us in worse political complications,
even, than we now enjoy? ;
It is stated, as ' an evidence of. the kind-'
ness with which the Emperor Alexander
seems inclined to treat bis new subj-ws, that
he has again Summoned together, the Quin
quennial Assembly .of, Finland a body,
that had not met before since the year 1811.;
'. Col. Benton is engaged in prepur'ng a'
condensation of ' the debates of Congress
from the beginning of the Government to tho
present day. The full reports occupy about,
one hundred volumes, end the distinguished
ex-Senator expects to reduce them to soma'
fifteen or .twenty, of about 600 pso eettvtf
each; In double columns.';' ? : . i ;
TW case of the United Sistes vsV Ed--
ward Tir.kkpaugh, is being tried In New
York. Defendant charged with obstructing
the officers of the United States while in the ,
discharge of their duty, He is the Captain
ol the aieamer Northern Light. .
The Washington correspondent of the
New York Tribune writes that the corres
pondence with England will be closed aa .
soon as decorum shall allow; and unless
some unexpected contir.gency is presented,
Crampton will receive his passports,,. There
no disagreement In the Cabinet on this
PDintv ; . . .',- .
Mr. Thraiher estimates the population of
Cuba at the close of the year 1G5G, as fol
lows: Whims. 664 693; free colored, 219,. ,
170; slaves, Of 2,599; total,' 1,446,462.
The New York Express says:- We are
assured, from the highest authority, that no
Insult was offered to the American Army
Commission it Paris. When the wish of
the United Statea Government was officially
made known in Paris, 11 was oifi:ialIy re-
ponr'ed to with the usual courtesy. ' Tbey
were allowed to visit the place desired and
see all that was customary W show to stran
gers, and there was no discourtesy or neg
lect to wtiicn exorptlor. could be taken.
No other power in our country than the
State Department at : Washington can Issue
egltimate passports, yet the Mayors olNcW
York have been in the habit of issuing them
for a fee of two dollais. As an instance of
the consequences, which result frojj this
abuse, two merchants went to Austria to
transact some business, with a passport
signed by the . Mayor of New York city.
when to their sorrow they found their pass
ports were worthless, and it was only by the .
personal: txenlons of the American minis
ter at that Court,' that they received the Aus
trian passport. f,; , ' v '" ; :
Dr. Warren, of Massachusetts, haa, by
Will left his body for dissection, and bia
skeleton la to be preserved In the Medical
Museum. '' lie did this to break down the ,
superstitious reverence for a dead boly,
which be thought Interfered with lbs knowl- .
edge essential 10 the living. .' ;. ..j ,
Charles Boughter. the defaulting cashier
of the Lancaster Savings Institution, is on
trial for embezzling 8275 000 of its assets.
His defjnee is puiely ' technical his coun-
I objecting to very item of testimony, and
denying even the existence of the corpora
tion. - The punishment is imprisonment not
exceeding hve years. '
To Impbovb Seed Potatoes Chsrlit '
Sage, of St. Louis, recommends thefofow.
ing easy method 01 improving noiaioes, so
as to restore them to the original soundness,'
richness and meal mess of this valuable root:
The plan ia . this: keep back some seed
potatoes lor six or stVdn weens r iter tne
usual time 01 planting, sny to tne jasi ween .
in June or the & at week in July, and then
plant and cultivate them the same as stock
potatoes. J bey will grow until tne iron
withers the. vines, heo they should be dujj.
As they have not had time to ma Bi-e.they '
will be quite small, not more than an inch'
or an inch and a half thiough, but they
should all bo CatefuTIv gathered, and plantrd
at the usual lime In the spring, one of the
small potatoes being sufiicient for seed ir
each hllU The result will be large slxrj.
ound, mealy po!Rt I have proved if
trial.- ' "' ' -
"I hope it will be tried by, sumo tt etrr '
faimera thia.Tesr.'V; . ,;,,., ri .'
1'; ;. '!''-"'i7'.jr ..r:..i-i L., ; u-'i f- 'i U"
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