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1 I JhrUttutiugtott^rgus. WILLIAM r. WALLACE A CO., Publishers, autl Proprietor*. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. The price Of this p*prr i> Two Dollwni *“*"»■ Fur « mi.nth*, *1.25: fur .1 In .nthi. *5 cent* , siugl, espies, 5 cent? each— I 'Vahle, always,.', RATES OF \DTERTI8INt-. One dollar per square (gf nne inch it, length, will l>« charged for the llrst in.or lion, and 50 ceii:r per square, will he charged h»r each *4 | * E £ S «* W ir » § D * • square, *1 ."<>!$2."<lj*2^0 *»,5o;*7,Oh|*T2.«0 2.011 5.tm 5.IIII 8,00 12,00 lo.on ' “ ll.oo fi,no| 7,50 10,00 10,00 20,00 , column 5,on s.oodo.so 12,oo 15,oo 25 00 *1» “ S.oo I2.00lis,00 20.00 25,00 45.00 I lo.on 2o.ool25.00 :to,oo 40,00 76,00 KliterUI aetieos 10 cents pnrlinn for each j’nertinn. Marriage and,Death notices /re* ; but com ment-upon either will he charged for at half 1 ’ 11 n th*CUrtUnd PIaImImImp.] t*rojrr«*»A of tli«> <*lir*npr«»kc A Ohio Kail toad. ' l'f TI- I* H httcothb. Chief Eny infer, Hixtixgtok, W. Va., .June 23. 1872. Mtaxiu. RniTotta:—Th$ event which ha* • ten looked forward to (or ho long a time, w .It *iit‘li deep solicitude, because of the • creasing hourly assurance we have bad urcfroui ol the certain ultimate result— 'be completion of the Chesapeake A Ohio railway—lino become a fixed fad, and the people of West Virginia are rejoicing that twenty additional miles of railwav, tip the 'alley of the Kanawha, are in successful • ■pcratinii! The tir*l regular trains from Huntington to Kanawha Kails commenc ed running between those point*on Mon •iay week, and henceforth there will he ,lvo [rains, daily, from this city lo Charles-. 'on, and one ninety mile* east from this, oily. I he present terminus ol'tlie road is at Kanawha Kails, a abort distance Mow «lattley Bridge, to which point the trains will he despatched at a very early dav, thereby lessening the stage ride to White Sulphur. From Hanley Bridge to the 'icings the distance is a little over sixty miles. The ride is not a fatiguing one; the traveler is ever interested in the lovely and picturesque scenery which encompasses uiu on every side, making the journey, •ttdeed, a relief after a day's confinement in a railway coach. * o hasten progress, over four thousand laborers are now employed by the Chesa peake .t t thin railway Company, between Hanley Bridge and White Sulphur, and in some instances, where difficult rock > xcavnttntt is encountered, a relay of hands Keeps the work in progress lav and night, ■I'ith a view to the earliest possible com pletion, ami opening through, ol the line from Huntington to Richmond, if cease less labor ami large expenditure of money, can accompl-sh the desired result. I he passenger business, and the trims i I>ortatinn uf freight, (especially the form cr.) since the opening of the r<>nd to Ka nawha Fall*, have thus far largely exceeded i the expectations of the Company. And | every dav seem* to give evidence that the ’general business will still he farther ang- 1 tnenfed The through passenger travel is - becoming quite a feature already—White Sulphur Springs being the attraction l.o- 1 cal passenger travel is large for so *pnr« a settled country It is amazing how a railway mnk.t people travel’ Whether it l-e Imsiuess or pleasure which has aroueed •hem to such unwonted activity I know , not, all 1 am authorize I to say is, that the inhabitant# of the IncaJitv around th# Kali# have suddenly become very arrive “travelleers Hitherto, along the upper ♦ml ol tip- Kanawha Valley, there seemed not to l-e sufficient local locomotion, either on foot, on horseback, or in vehicles, to break the tomb like stillnr-s that pervaded , ad nature.—and sometimes became so op- | pre*.,v* as to "make the senses ache — ! except now and then the famous "solitary horseman, whose appearance, as he catne cantering along, would uot only interest ami refresh everyb-slv, hut remind the happy 1 beholder that s-oaetutp ef«< ' still lived!" It wool.| extend my letter beyond re* sonahle length, were i to detail the his- ' torv of the early organization, siibscrip lions, surveys, triumph* and defeats, sne (osea. delays, ■ hope* deferred," pecuniary embarrassments, and nutnberlnss troubles which atteiidel and surround- I the ineip • rut moieinents of tliuse public spirited men who had in charge, lur many year*. (tlievmnouft railway inifre«t4 no« jco«tAoli i 'late.1 into tin- organization known ns the j 1 kaaptHe if < Ill's liii'liratf i 'imji in </." , 1 »IihII reserve tin**, and kindred pafticu lars. for future correspondence. There is one conspicuous instance, how ever, of long and uninterrupted connection with this railway that deserve* special mention, because of tbe rarity of similar cases in this fast, and, too often, unappre ative age —an nge, as we daily see. when glitter outshines gold, and blowing goes up j the ladder faster than merit; when the au dacity of the novice attracts infinitely 1 1 more than those quiet and unobtrusive I qualifies that ever denote genuine worth; an instance where the merit of stern lldel . ity to duty, and talents equal to his office, ■ have made the gentleman fn question a part and parcel, as it were, of the very work Itself 1 allude to Col. H. D Whit rovn, the present Chief Engineer of the ' Chesapeake <fc Ohio Railyvay Company. Col. Whitcomb'a connection with the I railway interests of Virginia ante-dales, probably, that of any other official noyv in I service in either the old or neyv State. It ! there be an exception to this statement, I am not apprised of the fnct When quite young, lie entered the service of tlm Vir ginia Central Railway Company, (in 1 X.'i|, I believe,) as Resident Engineer, with head quarters at Richmond Soon alter ward lie became Division Engineer, ami as the construction and extension of the mad progressed, the Company, in casting alient for "the right man in the right place," o assume what, it vra.x then evident, would I necessarily become a very arduous and re sponsible post, tlierank and duties of Chief Engineer, unanimously tendered that posi | tion to Col. Whitcomb. At the very out set of his connection with the Virginia Central road, his intelligence, activity*, and untiring energy, at once attracted the at tention of the oftii.iats of the Company, some of whom—those with whom became most immediately and constantly in con tact. and were the belter enabled to judge —soon detected in him many evidences that lie possessed iho*e qualities which in the professional character, altvays denote a promising and successful career, that his attainments would keep pace with his am- ! ambition, and liter predicted that, sooner or later, he would take his place, in the i general estimation,among the most emi- I nenl railway engineers in our country. When it was determined to extend the I Virginia Central Railroad west from j Staunton *o Covington, Col. Whitcomb. * who had the work in charge, gave it his constant personal supervision. He lived ! upon the line, as it were, and no task, how ever unusual and onerous, failed to re-1 drive his prompt attention. He made no exactions upon the time an.I lalior of oth ers that lie did not make upon himself He prosecuted that portion of the work with remarkable energy, and finished it to the perfect satisfaction of the Company.— I‘he work of continuin' the road from Covington to White .Sulphur Springs was,! also, committed to his immediate personal t charge. Between these latter |M>ints four tunnels, of various dimensions, were nec essary. They were completed, under his j direction, and are regarded, by competent ] judges us admirable specimens of engineer- J tng and superb workmanship. After the completion of the road to! White Sulphur, the Company found they, hud just stepped upon the thresh hold of! their undertaking. They were now about to confront the most difficult and for taidable barriers on tbe line. To complete the road from White Sulphur to Kanawha Kails would be something like making a grand conquest of nature it«el(. lo Col. Whitcomb was entrusted this important nn.l responsible u-k, and ; bow lie acquitted himself, tbe history of the road will tell He reconnoiterrd the whole country, and made a roost thorough ' personal exploration of the inountaiu j ranges; re examined all previous surveys, shortened distances; Improved grade* and curves, until he finally located the very best an I shortest practicable liue that could be found bv which to cro-s the mom.tains, and such an one a- wilier all time income, plac • the Chesapeake and Ohio Company li-yond all possible danger of a competing line, on the soil nf either of the V irgimas, either in sfuvre distances, low grades or safe curves. Besides Mr Ssimpltailing these desirable cvets. for live easy and successful operation of the rosd j and, at the same time, very valual.lv ob jects, for the Company, u a fin racial poitu of view—lie reduced, Vy adopting’ his ini proved line, the auieuint ot cveavn tion neeessarrv by previous surveys, about 1 1,900,0(10 yard*, an t also, redneed the’ masonry alioul AO,'Mlcubic yard-! I’o overcome the natural obstacles in t the path of a railway across the lofty mountains of Virginia:—to master the deep, son -St l<olto.tilcss aesc«, and wii,l and rushing torrents which eeem to mad den at human approach, and Jety human ingenuity, required a combination of pro-| feesi.mal skill and comprehensive, practi cal ju.lgmaat, (to say nothing of the most patient temper and Christian endurance.) that makes the engineer in sucit rare work an exceptional rharacter. The design was stupendous in programme and pro|«rtion*. and involved interests, not only the most extrusive chsrscter, hut of continental magnitude Hut, in every quality requi site for the importsnt date, Col Whitcomb was not only equal to, hut the consummate master of, his task. N\» emergency ex ceeled his aid lily, or surpassed his thor ough understqnding of the duty devolving upon him. Us faiibfally. energetically and most creditably paetoriusd ait ibp Is hor assigned to him, and to theventim sat isfaction of the Company in whose service he then was, and still is, engaged. And now, alter twenty-one veara of pa lient and zealous toil in behalf of what with him seemed, at times, to be a "labor ol love," as well as duty, daylight is about to break in upon him! lie can ace, in the near future, the realization of his hopes and wearying labors, in the speedy com pletion of his favorite roaJ. The cars are thundering along the rugged mountains and river banks whore lie lias so often bivouaced, in his solitary inarches "look ing for the best line, and soon a through train will attest that hia anxious davs and hours have |eissed. When this shall lie witnessed, as it will he at no very distant day, with all who shall pass over the Chesapeake A Ohio railway, and witness the triumphs of his patient industry and masterly akill, the name ol Whitcomb will be remembered Hs worthy of being inscribed high upon the pinnacle which assigns to perpetual remem brance the names of the first and worthiest of American Kngineers. It may also be claimed for Col. Wbit co»tn, as one of the merits of hia charac ter. as displayed in Ins present work, that no grand trimkj line of railway in our country, ol equal or comparative difficulty of construction, has been so economically built as the Chesapeake A Ohio Railway In lacL taking into consideration the su periority ot the work dons, in every re spent, it may safely be state.) that no oth ar mountain road, in any State, can show so favorable a construction accounL to its stockholders. Aside from the pri.le which every Vir ginian should feel in the well-earned repu tation of a citizen so distinguished in his profession as Col. Whitcomb, there are oth er reasons which should verv justly com mend him to their grateful esteem, dur ing the negotiations between the authori ties of Virginia, and capitalists from other States, up>n the subject ot completing the Central railway from Richmond to the Ohio river, when ol.stacWl, seemed to in terpose at every step, and threalm a de teat of all propositions, the counsels ofCoL. " ittmiMB, his lucid, exhaustive »nd con vincing, explanations ol the practicability of the route over the mountains, the im mense rcourses t« be developed by the con struction of tile road, its comuiarding ini portnnee as a road destined very soon to rank among the leading through lines of the country, its peculiar value to the fit Mire progress ann prosperity or the State of Virginia, were ino t |«jtcnt in in fluencing the consummation of the nego tiations which have made a practical re ality of the Chesapeake A Ohio railway. Od. Whitcomb daring his long contin nation with this important work, has given it his whole energies, and to its gen eral alfiirs hr has devu'ed the lasst years ol Ins life. It is hut natural, therefore, that he should feel a deep interest in the : success of an enterprizc with which hie1 name will, forever, lie most honorably as-! eociated And. as the ‘ day «f jubilee” is Almost at hand, it is but just and proper that appropriate mention should he pub licly made, and well deservul credit given, to the f'Mr/ Knginftr, whose indomitable, onergy, never tiring lah .re. eseellent practical judgment, ami acknowledged professional skill, hate rontrilnited so much toward the successful construction and completion of one ol the l.e*t, ss well i as one ol the most profitable lines ol rail way on tlie continent, a* it is n nq uertior. - ably destined to become, and aided in giv ing to Virginia what will, m the future, lie the greatest, the most reliable and emit! , ring element of her prospwifv. » K truss *w. Is Emu —Krii*n*l Wnlkor of tlifc THi , )y Oiarlcwton f' itrier, i»»MHe?fcrn|y ere.I it'nn Article which originally nj *1 in llie A Mil a, to tilt llmhiifyhtu ! *<U,\ We 'hall take no amhra/e at it, prnrhM tin. /»•'/•/*»h./iWdovft nut, In** nrc ienr tkat it will •••»« U* miifactory to li e vUixT of that •jngirth p*|**r TEHIIBU: H ill.HOAD ArrWMT. fflue Pvrnai Killed And lliiprivf Wawnded. Bxt t.vtus, Ost., .lime Tlie night ex press went jsist this place at Ili.'Jtl this morning, full of pusavugers, among whom were some miuistris ol Hie Knglisli Church, enroutc homeward from Synod at roronto. When some eleven miles below Bellville station thv engine jii>»p«a the track, carrying death and tear ml torture to scores of passengers in the forward r*r I be baggage car remained on the track, telescoping the smoking and second class |iaswngcr car. leaving them on lop of llic engine, exposed to the escap ing steam from the locomotive, where scores were hopelessly |-vnm-J for some time, breathing the vapor of death and suffering all the agony of immersion into , a boiling cauldron of super heated water I Mr K. M. Roddv. an eve-witness sav* that immediately after the accident he went to the second-class car. It ami the snmking car were telesco|ie<l and on the engine, the steam from which issuing from the cars, was so dense that ha could : *** nothing. One after another of the vic tims were crawling from the openings I Crowbars were immediately put into re I qniaition by the passengers from the first iclnvs ears, all ol whom escaped injure, .Mild Openings were made Many were j found entangled and were extricated with the utmost difficulty, the timbers having to be broken. Five persons found to he dead, were carried to the roadside, where the wounded lay for three hours in the | most fearful agony. Dr. Burdett, of Bellville, arrived at this time and had them removed to the I’ull , man cars. On their arrival a< this place every etlort to allay their sufferings was promptly put forward. The medical men I of the town were summoned, mattresses i procured, and a large freight shed turned into a temporary hospital, where the pa . Hen Is received every possible attention. Tlie medical men and llieir assistants | "ere unremitting in their attentions, while , tbe ministers of the tiospe] vied with each . fiber in their xcnl in the administration ot iheir sacred office. The sight was one that hatlles descrip j lion. The terrible cries of the sufferers rent tlie ears of the lookers on who made every effort to grant their requests for wa j ter atul food, ami their contortions under , 'be influence ot their terrible injuries ; were fearful to witnes-, whilst the prayers and cries of prenioni.ion of approaching dissolution were here and there henr.L Alter the injured arrived here some of them passed away, a happy relict being afforded from thei.- dreadful agonies — ' Those who Were the least injured, walked bIk.111, swathed hi bandages, and coiner* | ed freely about the occurrence ol the night. I he express and baggage car were force! 1 past the broken down engine with out injuring the express messenger or I baggage master, hut liie smoking cur tel | escoped tlie second-class car, and in going forward knocked oil the safety valve ol the boiler and remained oti top of the en gine, allowing the steam to fill the second class car, which was tilled with passen gers, many of them lumbermen, en route for (Quebec. The two first-class cars and the i’ulluinn car were comparatively uu iiijnrevl and the passengers were tranship ped and went east this morning. Sixty-five men and women Were fearfully scalded and otherwise injured, nine of whom died on the spot and their bodies hrought to this plane. Four men have died and others are dying every hour._ Not more than one-third of the wounded will live. John llihberd, the engineer, was instantly killed anil the fireman bad ly injured One of bis legs will have to be amputated. II. Neilson, conductor, and the oilier train hands, escaped unin jurel "I he wounded and dying are I) mg stretched on mattresses on the floor ot" the freight room, so much disfigured as to he unrecognizable Five of tbe wounded who were able to Walk, left by the express train af II A M for Toronto The following names have been oh •lohu liihberd, engineer, hilled,_ Knbl, fireman, leg amputalrj; .lulu, Xrv «m and wife. .‘>4 Kent afreet, Montreal.— The hiielmnd i* eeverely wounded and ap peura to be dying. 'I'lie wile wa» not eevirelv injured, though coneideraUy •..■aided about head nud face. M r. and Mra • aliender, Kempville, joth aeverely erald d«nl. Mr Callender aince died. W It la-aporane, hnniyuit, aeverely acah'ed; Thompaon Morrteou, 'lightly aerided Waller Exley, Xapai.n, badly acah'.cd, U I’rati, (iouhlhurn, aeverely aealdvjl. John Wood, i’adehaiu, aevereiv acnlde-i, Walter Meaaheiin. Toronto, acalded ou handa and head M arena Blair, Quebec, aevereiv aeal le l and olherwiae injured ’about the head. Baptiate Uvote ami Deiphine, hie W.ie Si. « all,vie near Montreal, the line hand a injuriea are not. anrious but the wife I* ao aeverely eealded that alte cannot enr vive many hour* J. N MoLowran. Ole„ garry, :« mi-ning and ia auppoaed to be among the dead, Keunett M, la.wran, ia not eenotia'y hurt,’ Thomaa Hurl, King • ton. Canaria, a.;veTe|v acalded and haa aince died, .loaeph lt('.gan. Montreal, *e verely acAlded ar,<t leg t.rokei Porlrrfiar renu, Quebec, bivdly ecaldcd, Moaea fiouioe. ca I’rnirie, »ca!«le<l on hand* and neck; •loaeph Itolyau, Quebec. I.anda and lege badly erahW, .loaeph I' Kllon, IfliffftMg i-Ut kt (Ufin 10 U hnf<*. - - — m • m ScMgya—Mwy eye* are now holing to Kttmner aa a man »ho would tnakn a good President. Ilia great ayweeh in the Vniled State* Senate, excoriating flrnnt, haa knocked the vale* from the eye* of many b'ind Kepuhlirana. who nee now ab'e to aee through Democratic aywctacle* and comprehend the truth and the condi tion of the country. •nctoeor u. uot cHTm. The suicide of Mr. £>. Houghton, of < liarltatoa in this slate, which occured, nea* Parkersburg one Jar Inst neck, was a sail and aormwlul nAsir. We hair the follow Ing brief account of it through the tele graph It seems (lint Mr. Houghton s wile, who was in delicate health, started on n visit to her friends, in Parkersburg, accompanied s by her family physician. Dr. Homer, ulto was on his wav to Wheeling tin the trip ibe lady was induced hv I>r. (teenier to accompany him to Wheeling They ac cordingly changed steamers lor that place at Parkersburg, going on the steamer Ex press. During the trip Doctor Homer wa* found in the lady's stateroom, tinder cir j cuiiisiances which left no doubt as to their criminality. The boat wtiau.cn stopped [ and the Doctor was put ashore; w bile thu woman was permitted to remain aboard until the boat reached Wheeling i Mr Houghton, hearing of the affair start etl for Wheeling. On the trip he com 'fenced drinking, which lie kept up to ex cess. I.enrnmg that Ine wile had proceed etl to Pittsburgh, lie look the cars ut Par kersburg for that point. ‘I he liquor com nienced to visibly alfeet his brain, and when a abort distance from Parkersburg lie ran out upon the plntlorm and threw himself head first down an embankment "• he train was stopped, lint be was found I lo lie already dend. The affair creates great excitement in Charleston, and it is i thought that Koemer will be summarily dealt with by Houghton's friends Wii.iom Kxoii Nothixuihm.s— 11 turns out that Mr. Wilson the Republican candidate on the (irnnt ticket for Vice President, was n Know-nothing in days gone by, and some I of the "loyalists' are now endeavoring to deny the charge; but it will not do. The lloston correspondent of the Spring field llipublican writes 1 asked a worthy gentleman to-day if he thought that Wilson's Know Nothingrec ord would hurt him much m the State.— "tfh, no," said lie, inkling naively, "I was President of a lodge myself Him year and beard Wilson make a speech to us." - — mam — Aa Huikt!—Tennie C. Claflin, the noto rious free-loviet anj hanker, ha* been elect | ed t olonel of the 85th Regiment (negro) of New York city. She received 193 votes, to 5ti voles in opposition. So Tennie gets [ lo straddle a charger at last! --»-•■ m We have received twonumbere of a nowr 1 paper, "Tki Huntington Argua," publish ed at Huntington. West Va,. by William K Wallace and '!o., and Samuel Pike, editor It is a liandsoine eight pnge paper and conducted with much ability. Mr Wal lace i* a good printer, and Mr. Pike an ev cel lent writer, and if that enterprise dove not win and lieoome a paying tnatituliou we mistake our prediction, that's all. We have placed the Argut on our exchang* list, and hope to have its smiling tecs brighten our snnotum every week for thu next ninety-nine years and a half. Sucres* to yon, gentlemen.—(hnlmjton (O ) /,‘< publicun. Thank you, friend Bkown The pub Ushers and proprietors of the Annt's arc resolved that "the enterprise" shall unit if industry, perseverance and prompt atten tion to business can accomplish anything in this country. Nkat sxu TiPv.—Tlie Iweehtirg, Ohio. Enltrprltt, the paper conducted by Mr* Adams, has put on a new and l-esjtifu' livaJ, union gives it a nut .mil tidy ap penrance I'fie Entrrpnne is tiow, me chanieally, a well executed paper, and worthy of a much more lil-irul tc|pori • bun it now gets, or eirr will recn-e in. that locality We hope, however, that tiie enterprising editress mivy be muit ur tunate/thnn we were, while there, and ill. stead ol losing inonev from ihr beginning, he uble to innke a fortune o .t ol n>r En t'rprnn in due season, Mrs. \ d a in » mould have put the pnoe «f her p..p,r at nn.I the citizens ot the town and neighborhood should take and pay for ten copies a piece, if the? wish lo have itans tamed so a> to make it perms err t, and alford the lady a living. Wbat U a l>«au' 'Pa, what i« a Kadieal?" A Padiral. i. a ranipotiwa* annual <v the gennt homo; i* a native of the Xe» Kngland State*, hut i» oconniunklly lour. I in the Mitllle State*. It i* a aafanir epawn of Puritan parentage, conceived in [ «in, born in ini>|niiv, in teed at the brean ' id jealoiter, rocked in tbe ciadle of prt-jti •lice and arlHeMr.ni. and nibaiatii by put' | lie. and private plunder' Net, oiy eon. I have explained Kndieal, caa yon f *r»e it"* Kadtcal i* a eompound, onnonelitalion al noun; black in pereon, declining in nuhdier. Airican gentler, aad deeperme , case, and governed by the nigger, atcor l l ing the oid Puritan rule—one ignoramnv go* erne anott er 'Not. my «nn, you patch your pony and lake a ride,” The lV"'otpi»|r Senatorial CotiVciv lion of the hillb Uietilet, t tnhrni’ing the conmiea of Konoo, -Tackeon. I'm •tain and M:i*on, wan held at Jsrkeon ! Court I Ionic on iln 7ih '.net Pr.-loy C. fca.ih.uu, oi ill*>011, uad George ■1. Walker, of .lack-on. n on- uomin* 'ted.