OCR Interpretation

Monongalia mirror. [volume] (Morgantown, Va. [W. Va.]) 1849-1855, January 15, 1853, Image 2

Image and text provided by West Virginia University

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86092163/1853-01-15/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

awra>???m?? Wi
Tiiree Days Lalor from Eurojirc;
The. steamer Asia arrived at New
York on Wednesday morning, bringing
dates Irom Liverpool to Hie 18th ol De
The English Ministry was defeated
in Parliament -on the 10th, on the
House Tax, by nineteen majority. A
council ol the Ministers was immediate
ly helri, all the members being present,
and tendered their resignation*, which
Lord Derby proceeded to Osborne and
Jai l before the Queen, by whom the
resignations were accepted.
The affairs of the French Empire
were progressing quietly and satisfacto
rily. The Emperor's departure for
Berlin'is supposed to have reference to
the settlement of the Zoll-Verein ques
The financial deficit for the year will
not exceed 40,000,000 francs. The
duty on cigars bad been fixed at 12 per
The Ambassadors of Austria, Kussi i,
and Prussia had presented their creden
Prince Napoleon, son oftho es-King
of Westphalia, has been appointed Gov
ernor ol Algeria, and is already arran
ging his administration.
The French loss at the seige of Lag1
borat, in Algeria, was very severe.
The Pope had expressed his gratifica
tion at the establishment of the French
Empire,and will certainly visit France
to crown Napoleon.
Great consternation prevailed at Con
stantinople on account of the refusal of
the Bank to receive the State paper,
and the report was in circulation
that the port ol Zablijnl on the Albanian
frontier, had been taken by storm, arid
t)ie Turkish garrison made prisoners,
by three hundred Martihequans.
The Syrian campaign is over, and Se
raskcr had returned to winter quar
Late Paris letters furnish the follow
ing items: .
The coronation of Louis Napoleon
will cost much more than that of Na
poleon the Great, and consequently,
than any public ceremony that France
ever paid for. That of Napoleon cost
-over two millions. The marriage will
cost as much more, probably; and the
birth of the heir,. il there is any, will,
dpubtKs be made the occasion ol simi
lar expenditures. The corooation robes
are to exceed any other robes ever
heard of, and 1 heard yesterday an in
dignant Orleanist 6ay, "The creature
libs had the impudence to have the
crown jewels sewed in iiisimperial man
teau." The crown, for which M. Lem
onnier, the newly appointed court jew
t.llap, hbe gnna In P?aaia In nhtain pro
cious stones, is also to go ahead of any
crown yet composed. A model of the
foot of the princess Wasa has arrived,
and has been confided to the imperial
shoemaker. A model of the princess'
hand is expected for the glove maker:
and the necessary moulds for the corset
maker, the bonnet maker and the mod
iste. A daguerreotype has been handed
to the court painter, and I am astonish
ed that the likeness of the future Em
press has not appeared in the shop win
dows. By the lime she gets here she
will find herself an old story.
?Many people suppose that the Em
peror wears his imperial robes upon all
occasions. These belong, of course, to
thb rising generation,' who do not re
member so far back as the other Em
pire. They would be undeceived did
they go on a fine afternoon, to the
Champs Elysees or Bois de Boulogne.
For there the Emperor may often be
seen driving himself a two horse phiE
ton. He is dressed in a heavy, shaggy,
blue pilot cloth coat, with the ribbon ol
the Legion of Honor peeping from his
button hole. When he rides upon
horseback, there is nothing in his dress
to distinguish liim from a citizen or sub
ject. He bows to all who bow to him,
and 1 have never seen any one so ap
parently anxious to salute and be salu
ted. He catches at every thing that
can be construed into a recognition:
but with all his zeal he does not'touch
his hat more than once in ten nods.
Gentlemen on horseback pass him with
' out looking at him; and, as this is an act
of downright impoliteness, you must
suppose that the riders have serious lea
sons for the commission ol such rude
ness. ? ? . ?
Australian Cold.
The arrivals, of gold in England from
Australia continue to be large. The
Dido is reported on her way with 280,
000 ounces, equal to 12 tuns, worth fl
yer five millions of dollars. Sever
al other vessels with smaller amounts
are on their way. The ascertained
vield of the Melbourne Mines, to the
31st July, amounted to 53 tuns weight,
or in exact Federal value to ?2j,312,
800; ami at the Sydney Mines to. 8U
500,000. A fin ther sum of?),000,000
is set down to Adeleide, South Austra
lia, though taken the thence, fa the
most part,by miuers from the Melbourne
District. The aggregate, therefore,
stands thus:
At Melbourne, 53 tuns, $35,312,800
Sydney, 2(i do 12,500,000
Adelaide, 11 do 5,000,000
Grand tolal, 80 tuns, $1.2,812,800
New York city is one of the best
taxed and worst governed in the Union.
The assessment lor 1853 will exceed by
nearly lilteen per cent., those ol 1852,
und amount to the enormous sum ol fivo
juilliuai and upward!
Arrival of the ITncZc Snm.
New Youk, Dcc. 29.
The Undo Sam, from Acpitiwall,
arrived at this port this evening.?
Slie brings dutes ffnm San Francisco
to llio 1st instant, over half a million
in dust, ami 400 passengers.
Her dust and passengers were bm't
dowu to Panama I))' the steamer Cur
Tlio Ftenrner CuliiWling and Indo
pnnilencu sailed from Snn Frnncisco
iihyut I lie 1st instant, having on board,
?52,700,000 in gold and thu California
mails, hut they 'had not urrived at
Panama"' in Jioie fur the Uncle Sam.
The rainy season having closed,
travel on the Isthmus was good.
The mining prospects in the winter
diggings were never so auspicious,
and the yield of gold was largo.
The death of Webster, upon being
announced, caused great sensatiun
throughout the State, and every de
monstration of respect was paid to
his memoiy.
The majority for fierce was offi
cially announced to hi 7,000.
A terrible earthquake had occurred
at Acapulco on the 4lh inst., and a
number of the largost buildings were
destroyed. The shocks continued to
bo felt up to tlio departure of tho
A mountain about sixty miles back
of the city was sending forth fearful
eruptions, and was distinctly visible
from tho harbor. Some thirty build
ings were destroyed. Very sovere
shocks are reported to bavo taken
place on tho Sth. Tho loss is estima
ted at 3200,000. No lives lost.
Unusual sickness prevails.
TheQuartermaster's stores,at Camp
Yuma, were destroyed by fire on the
25th of October.
Business at San Francisco was very
activo, and sales of flour, to arrive be
fore February, were making at $30,
and tif corn meal nt S20, and mess
pork $50. Butter was selling at 40a
14 c.
Much uneasiness was felt in Cali
fornia, in consequcnco of its being re
ported that Congress intends to break
up the laud commission.
The Indians in tho South were be
coming more restivo.
Capt. Goram of the ship Albany,
was undergoing examination on charge
of murdering bis steward and a sailor.
Sacramento is nearly rebuilt! 1 and
many of the buildings put up are sub
stantial brick ones.
The season's whaling business had
proved very successful, more so than
any pievious season.
Fatal Railroad Accident?Narrow Es
cape - uf President Pierce?hutant
Death of his son?Mrs. Pierce with
a number of Passengers, seriously
Boston, January 6.
A frightful accident occurred on
tho Boston and Maine railroad about
noon to day, whereby the life of the
President elect was greatly endanger
ed, and his only son instantly killed.
When noar the town of Aiidover,iii
Massachusetts, tho train was thrown
off" the track by some obstruction and
precipitated down an embankment 20
feet high, turning a summerset and
falling upon a pile of rocks at the bot
tom of tho embankment. The cars
at the time were filled with passen
gers, among whom were Gen. Pierce,
bis lady and only son, an interesting
boy of 10 years. Gen. Pierce was
tho first to extricato himself from tho
fragments of tho car, which was lite
rally smashed to atoms, and though
sound in limb, lie complained of con
siderable pain in his back. His son
was instantly crushed to death. Mrs.
Pierce received a number of severe
contusions, none of which, howover,
aro considered dangerous. Many oth
er passengers were badly bruised,and
the down train has just brought in six
or oight of the wounded. The citizens
of Andover weie assiduous in their at
tentions to the sufferers.
Farther Particulars.
Jan. C?G p. m.?So far as I can
learn neither General nor Mrs. Pierce
was materially injured. I lmvu seen
two gentlemen who wore in the car.
The train was composed of a bag
gage and a passenger car only. The
exact causo of the accident is not de
finitely ascertained?one of the axle
trees is supposed to have broken.
Tho cat went down tlio bank with
a gyration which caused it to change
the direction of the cudj. It is a to
tal wreck.
The littlo boy's brains were dashed
out. Gen. Pierce took him up, but
did not think the poor little fellow
was dead until he took off his cap.
Mrs. Piorce and the deceased son
lmd been absent four weeks, on a vis
it, to relatives in Boston and Andover.
Tho morning was very cold?the
thermometer pointing nl zero; a;id tho
accident was doubtless owing to the
frost in the iron works of the ill-fated
A vov.vo girl only 18 years of ago
and weighing 512 lbs, measuring 2
feet 4 inches around the arm, and
fl around tho waist, is now on exhibi
tion, in Bloomer custuma, at Augusta
The man that don't tako his county
paper, was lately seen Hying to hold
himself out at arms length by the seat
of hispaute.
Nnvs items, &c.
Thefoundor of llio primitive Meth
odists, Mr. 11. Bourne, is dead.
The American Messenger commen
ces 1853 with 200,000 snbacribws.
A recent flood in Indiana and Ohio
has done great damage to the railroads
and canals.
The number of new buildings erect
ed in Washington during tho past'year
was 654.
Smith Philips, ol Accomac County,
slaughtered two hogs the other day,one
weighing 661!?the other 821!!
Rev. Alexander Campbell is raising
contributions in Missouri, for the Beth
any (Va.) College, and moils with
much success.
A little son of F. N. Norton, of
Wheeling, was scalded to death a few
days since, by fulling head-foremost
into a kettle of boiling water.
Gen. Arista, President of Mexico,
wrote to a friend that he was in pow
er at the timo of writing, but he could
.not say how long ho would continue.
There are twenty Savings Banks in
Connecticut?eight of which had de
positos a short timo since to the aggre
gate amount of $6,220,229.
Health of Charleston..?During tho
I woek ending 25th ult,. there wero 49
deaths in Charleston, of which 22 were
by Cholera?5 whites and 13 blacks.
It is said thai 140 members of the
Virginia Legislature have formally re
commended Hon. John S. Barbour, of
Virginia, for a Cabinet position under
Gen. Pierce.
Tho Wheeling Intelligencer stales
that a Suit of Colors has been presen
ted to the new steamer Thos Swann,
by tho distinguished gentleman after
whom it is named,
A Rev. Mr. Cumming of Concord
N. H. has issued a parcel of flaming
hand bills announcing the end of all
sublunary things in 1854. He finds a
number uf deluded followers.
The worthiest people are most in
jured by slanders; as wo usually find
that to be the best fruit which the
birds have been pecking it.
EF"Fashionable society has gene
rally but two faults?first, in being
hollow headed, and secondly, hollow
Four hundred yoars have elapsed since
the invention of Printing, yet bonks
are not in circulation all cvor the globe
while the use of tobacco become uni
versal within fifty years ofitidiscovery.
A mile a minute has heretofore been
considered pretty fair travelling; but it
is said that the cars on the Milwaukie
and Mississippi Railroad make li miles
in 12 minutes.
A farmer was asked why he did not
take a newspaper. "Because," said he
"my father when he died, left me a
good many newspapers and I have not
read them through yet."
Don't give your timo to every su
perficial acquaintance. It is bestow
ing what is to you of inestimable,
wattb, upon ono wh.o is not likely to
be the better for it.
'A new society,' says an exchange
paper, 'is in formation, to be called
the total Abslinonce from Physic So
ciety, whose motto is to be 'Beef, Wa
tor, and Benevolenco.' All its mem
i bors are expected to grow fat aud Va
A Mother Throwing Her Four
Children out of o Window.?A most
sad and distressing event took place
lately in the family ofH, D.Newcomb
Esq, of Louisville, Kentucky. His
wife, avery benevolent estimable lady,
while laboring under a temporary de
rangement of mind, produced by re
cent sickness, had taken her four chil
dren to the attic and throw them out
of the window to tbo pavement below.
Ernest, a boy about five years of age,
was killed out right, and the smallest,
a little girl was in a dying condition
at last accounts.?The other two chil
dren, though greatly injured are in a
fair way to recover.
The License Question.?At the re
cent Municipal election in Lexington,
Ky., the temperanco men achieved a
decisivo victory over tho rum candi
dates, their majority for Mayor being
273 votes ovor that of the opposition.
Tho question involved in the contest
was whether licenso should be grant
ed to retgjj spirituous liquors. This
is a most emphatic expression of pub*
lie opinion.?Pittsburg Dispatch.
Fire Crackers.?The citizens of
Leonardtown, Maryland; are about to
petition tho Legislature for an act to
prohibit the sale of file-crackers in
that village, in consequence of the
scones enacted on Christmas eve.?
Tho Times says that had not a drench
ing rain been falling since Friday
night, the probability is that the whole1
village would havoboen burned down.
Slaves are hiring in Virginia exceed
ingly high, particularly factory hands.
On Wednesday at Petersburg, twisters
commanded as high as $225; stem
med from 100 to 110. Field hands
are hiring for about the same asstem
mers. Cooks and washerwomen brine
I $60- I
On the 17th inslant, while two sons
of tfavid Sargent; residing on the upper
Paca, in Kanawha County, Va., were
engaged in1 slaughtering hogs, a gun
in the har.ds of one accidentally went
off and shot the other through the hf ad,
producing instant death.
The Wheeling Bridge,
A Washington correspondent says,
public attention will soon be called to
the remarkable conflict between the U
nited States Supreme Court and the
Legislative branch of the Government,
in the Wheeling Bridge case. The
Court, by a decree at its lato session,
oiler a re-hearing of the cut, decreed
that the bridge should be removed as an
obstruction to navigation, or elevated to
a certain height, and they allowed a
certain time within which. the bridge
company should comply with terms of
the decree. Congress, at (he late ses
sion, and alter the adjournment of the
Court, constituted the bridge a post
road, with a view'to save the bridge
and decree. They undertake to legal
ize what the judiciary has decided to be
a nuisance. In February, the U. S.
Marshal will proreed to execute the de
cree, and summon a pgsse, and, if need
be, call upon the President for military
aid. The Governor ol Virginia, on the
other hand, will resist the decree and
employ the militia for that purpose.
There is a clash of authority between
two co-ordinate branchess of the gov
ernment, and in which States are deep
ly interrested on one side and the oth
er. Whether Congress or the Court
is to yield is the question.
The Wheeling Gazetto gives
the following glance at tho business
affairs of that city, which shows that
Wheeling is fast growing in import
ance, and that hor manufacture are
moro extensive than is gcnorally sup
" We havo in Wheeling a popula
tion of about sixteen thousand, which
is rapidly increasing. Our manufac
tures now amount to over three mil
lions of dollars aunually. We havo
not far from one hundred and fifty
mercantile establishments, and the
usual number of mechanical and pro
ductive shops. The flour seeking this
market from the surrounding country
will vary not far from one million bar
rels annually, tho tobacco of tho sur
rounding country passing through
here to tho Baltimore market wKl not
be less than five millions of pounds,
and other products of less note in
similar proportion."
Tote of Virginia by Districts.
The editor of the Charlottesville Re
publican has taken the trouble to col
late the Presidential vote in the Con
gressional Districts of this State.?We
condense it:?
Districts, Pierce. Scott.
1 4,444 3,520
2 3,077 1,750
3 3,506 2,708
4 2,557 2,270
5 4,005 3,427
6 4,110 4,032
7 2,401 1,497
8 2,601 2.165
9 4,893 5,370
10 6,393 4,194
11 7,952 4,804
12 5,606 4,334
13 5,010 3,278
14 7,989 7,095
15 7,828 5,675
72,413 57,132
Pierce's maj. 15,281
Popular vote for President.
The official and unofficial vote in
every State of tbo Union, with the
exception of five, aro received, and
estimating the majorities iu these, the
aggregates are as follows:
1852. 184S.
Pierce, 1,435,559,
Scott, 1,244,736,
Hule, 144,769,
Cass, 1,223,795
V. Buren.291,378
Pierce, over Scott, 190,823 ; over
Scott and Hale, 46,054.
Taylor over Cass, 138,447; Cass
and Van Buren over Taylor, 152,93ft
A severe thunder storm, accompanied
by brilliant lightning passed over Whee
ling, Va., on Christmas eve, and during
the day, the thermometer stood as high
as 56 degrees.
Wo make tho following Sum
mary of Baltimore prices from a cir
cular received by Messrs. Haymond
& Fickenpaugh, and dated Jan. 1st :
Flour,'$S37a85 50. Corn Meal,8362.
Wheat, red, SI 11, Rye, 83 to 87 c
white, SI 22, Outs, 38 to 41 c
Corn,yellow, G2a63, Cloverseed.SG 00
white, 59n60, Timothy do,S2 50
Flaxseed, 8135, Whitobeaus,S150
Baron, Shoulders 8}, Sides,
Hams, ? 12J, Lard, keg, 12J
Butter, in kegs, 18, Gheese, 9?
Cattle, per 100 1 bs. net, 95 50a6 251
Hogs, live, 87 60a88 00, [
slaughtered, 87 50.
Dried Apples, 81 12,
Peaches, 82 25.
From tht Pittsburg Dispatch.
Pittssobo, Jon. 10, 1853.
Flour is telling tit 64,40, fur superfine.
Wheal sells at 85 cts. per bushel.
Cloverieed, 85,25 per bushel.
Flaxseed, 81,10 per bushel.
Butter,?prime roll, 13 cts..
Lard,-?No. 1 sells at 10J cts.
Salt, 81)10, per barrel.
Mess Pork, 67 bbls. at $19. Bulk do.,
market heavy, tending downward.
Pig Metal.?Allegheny sells at 840 per
ton. on time. Monongaliela, 840 cash.
G retries.?10 hlids. new sugar at 5| c.
20 bbls. Molasses ?t 31c. 4 raoi,
" Praise where wc can, and censure
where we must."
SATURDAY, Jauntily 18, i853.
ID" Mr. C. PIEIICK, No. 46, South Third ?!.,
Philadelphia, iu one of our most obliging and
attentive Agents.
E. W. CARR, Third Btrcot, opposite th'o Ex
change, Philadelphia, is also our Agont for that
L>. M. AUVIL, Nontorvillc,]i Irhnur co., Vft.
J. CALDWELL,-P. M. Kiagwood, Proston
county, Va.
A Class in Vocal Music, who have
just completed a lerra of instruction
under Mr. R. S. Bassett, of Taylor
county, gave a Concert ritjlbe Metho
dist Protestant Church, on Thursday
evening last. Tho oxercifos consist
ed of Solos, Duetts, Trios, Qnartetls,
and Choruses, which werd performed
to thodelightof a very large audience
Tho precision in time and tone, and
musical accuracy generally,hith which
the several pieces were porformed,
elicited, as they could not fail to do,
tho warmest commendaii ii},: while
they provo unmistakeably t .af Mr. fi
is a master in his vocation.
In tho course of the exercises, the
fact was demonstrated that (outh.atn
very early ago, can he trained in the
principles of Music, and maJe to un
derstand tho subject. Sovecl mem
bers of the Juvenile class, vho per
formed alone, or in the cla?; abun
dantly sustained Mr. Bassett'sreputa
tion as a teacher of the youig. Ho
possesses the dqsiralilo qualification
to adapt his instructions to the minds
of the pupils?to simplify, illustrate
and rivet upon tho memory tb> prin
ciples of the Science.
Whon so favorable an oppij tunity
is afforded for vocal improvement as
that which we may continue to enjoy
under the discipline uf Mr. Iassett,
we would recomritend a proper,appre
ciation jf it by our citizens. From
the feeling alroady manifested on
their part, wo doubt not that tveiy
large class will enlist for anothtr ee
ries of lessons in Vocal Music
KjF' We are without any repiptof
the great "Railroad Opening' at
Wheeling, on Tuesday last. Ourr ad
ers may look for a sketch of thedo
ings in our nextpaper, from the pel of
the senior editor, who made a \sit
to Wheeling at that time, and vho
has just returned at the hour of jo.
ing to press?having " seen the Ee
pliant" entire, including a slight squ|it
at its drunk !
tjf We have nothing lato or intJ
esting from Congress or our Stafc
Legislature. Letter writers at Wash
ington speak of tho increased zca
with which Congressmen havo " gone
to work since tho Holidays," but we
cannot see it in the published accounts
of their deliberations, as yet.
The heavy rain of Wednesday
night has brought tho river up to very
pleasant boating stage. The packet,
R. H. Lindsev, the only boat now
running between thisportand Browns
ville, came up on Thursday, discharg
ed a small lot of freight, and left on
Friday morning, with anumber of pas
sengers. The LindsBy has boon ma
king very regular trips this winter,
when tho river has been boatable.?
Capt. Gaskill will always be on hand
at the time.
.?? -
Western Lunatic Asylum.
Tho"following paragraph, which wo
copy from the Parkorsburg Nows, is
compiled from tho twenty-fifth Annu
al Report of the President and Direc
tory of tho Western Lunatic Asylum,
for 1852:
"The number of patients in tho
Asylum lit tho commencement of the
year, was 312; the number admitted
during tho year was 126; discharged,
eloped and died, during the year, 9?;
leaving 330 occupants at the close of
the year. Of these, by fur the largest
number wero mado lunatics by ill
health, and derangement oftho'sys
torn; thrrty-ono wero crazod by in
teraporanco; twenty-four by religion
excitoment; fourtoon by disappointci
love; ten by hard study; seven by tho
use of tobacco, and three by sheer la
ziness. Wood county has furnishej
five inmates, and Wirt county one.-f
Ab a conclusive proof of tho groat im
portance to the public weal which this
institution possesses, wo havo only lo
state, that during tho last year, pifti'
one lunaticshavebecomo sane through
the treatment there practised, and are
now restored to tlioir firo-sides anil
[y Tho weather is cold and cloudy,
with a littlo enow occasionally. i
Glcmion's Pictorial Drawing-Boom
Companion.?This brilliantly-illumin
ed weekly journnl 1ms just comiY)iMt?
ed 11 new volume, and is certainly 11
most superb and elegant ulliiir, in lliu
way of literature and nit. Among n
largo numbdt^'rif most llenulifiil* ntul
artistic engravings, is a lino allegorical
picture, by Billings, of llie inorning.i'f
Now Year. , An ^Itibnmlc .design il
lustrating the subject of Autngrnpli*
and Writing, from tlie earliest period
of tlio world,?a most original and to
markublo feature of.the Pictorial, to |
bo followed by a series of numbers
upon iliissubject. An allegorical pic
ture of tlio Gulden Fleece. A Win
tor Scene in Russia, with the peculiar
mode of travelling illustrated. A fine
equestrian picture of Count D'Orsny.
A representation of Thorn's piece of
sculpturo, known as Old Mortality, in
Laurel Hill Cemotory. A magnifi
cent., laVge and original picturo of the
Crystal PuIaco.NewYork,?the finest
engraving overissued on wood in this
country. Also amostcurious puzzle,
tlio koyof which is a miracle of inge
nuity. By turning and examinir<i this
curious affair fivo hundred d. Vent
objects are found, each subject, though
complete in itself, still,' by cunning
arrangomont, forming parts of anoth
er. The Western Military Institute,
at Drennon Springs, Ky., is also rep
resented. Among the contributors to
this number we observo the namos of
Mrs. I J. H. Sigourney, T. Bulfinch,
T. Buchanan Rend, T. S. Arthur,Ma
turin M. Ballou, Alice B. Neal, Mrs.
M. W. Curtis, Ben: Perloy Pooro,
A.J. H. Duganne, Francis A. Duriv
age, Alice Caroy, Caroline A. Hay
den, Phajbe Carey, Dr. J. H. Robin
son, J. Hunt, jr., Neale Bornard, El
len Louise Chandler, etc., etc., form
ing an amount of talent nevor before
embarked in a weekly journal. With
all this array ofattractive illustrations,
of brilliant literary matter and vast
improvement generally, tho price of
the Pictorial is greatly reduced. The
terms per annum are 8.3. Single cop
ies, six cent* each. For sale at all of
the periodical depots in the U. Stales.
A meeting' of tho Democracy will
ho held in Morgantown, on Monday,
the 24th inst., (Court dsy^to appoint
delegates to represent tlio 2d'?*6tiict
of Monongalia, in tho Congressional1,
Convention. Saturday 29th, is recom
mended fiir the various Districts in
the county to hold meetings for said
purpose.?Demi Republican.
Ep"Vice President ICino lias gone
to Havana for the benefit ofhis health
His disease is said to bo consumption.
Tho County Central Committees,
appointed by order of tiie Staunton
Convention, will collect together all
the Petitions in their respective coun
tios send them to the undersigned
State Central Committee, at Staunton
jby the 25th of January, inst., about
which time we intend leaving topre
ent them to the Legislature.
State Central Committee. I
All fhe papers in the Stato aro |
ipectfully requested to copy.
tauntou, January 5,1853.
Virginia Improvements.
flio Intejnnl Improvement hills
polling before tho House of Dele
gats of Virginia ask for appropiia-.
tioi amounting, in tho aggioguto, to
S104OS.49Oj ..of which $8,-358,000 is
rnibads, (allowing one million only
to tli Covington and Ohio Railroad;)
$3,15,300 to santils, navigation coin
panis,&c,; and $924,600 to turnpikes,
plan roads, roads and bridges. The
vastlss of the amount, and tho varie
ty oSibjects proposed, will be likely
to dimt till appropriation of money
for tin purjHiso at flio present session,
if inded previous appropriations for
.objects linvo left any surplus
[tYeusury of the Stale applica
[urtlicr grants.
Important to Many.?We under
Stand tlit the Secretary of tho Inte
rior haireceived liom tlio governor of
Virginit under the broad seal of tho
State, ^document authenticating the
full ami complete relinquishment to
.the Unind Stutes of all claim- on tlio
I part of tie Stato to lands on which
(Virginia land warrants have hereto
fore been issued. In lieu thereof, us
soon as tie necessary preparations
can bo completed, scrip will be issu
ed by the Department of tho Interior.
?National Intelligencer.
it Wild Call
Some gpntlemen while out deerhun
ng, one day last week, on the moun
in East of town, came across and cap
red a pretty good chunk of a wildcat.
re leorn that the animal fought des
ftrately, and succeeded in leaving his
nark on several of the dogs before ho
Wis killed.?Ilardy Whig.
in the,
ble to
?CorTe^^V"!/ " m
, rVi,__Oii lli.e 8*?"r l)"?oro
|?-r liirth Jl'P I"1"""-' ol M,'c "7
'LfiJvVrtd Uo.ril.m-to'toH (.110 (.1 Inn
1 consumed with tho house. Mr. J'lnrl"
C and family "oro W'? "rou"cl
the fiio. in "?"?'? log k.tchen, noa^
tho dwelling house., and ouo of .llm
children bccnming sleepy was ctiiued
tn tho dwelling ond laid upon tin; bed.
When tho family wished toreltiothey
stal led I? K" to tho other building and
found it wrapt in flame?, *" ellort w^s
mmlc to StlVO I'M 111
Mr. llnnman j? ???P ?f "ur ""^.It v
dustrioiw citizens. His loss is Italy
great. .i.v , .
Only a fow days ago 0 man by tho
noino of Wilsim, near I" Jopenclancc.
i? this county, was cutting down
tree, and his little boy seeing his MW
er leave the house, started to f? b w
^I's'ee by a Into "Mirror," that you'
have had another Slaok-water mee..
ing in Morgan,own ^?*?
,b0 v?68' l l ml i roud of his ..county
^fen'Vo'comras'ts our Coar^-Houso
our people do not deserve a grain of
credit fir energy and et.torp.iso.
Yours truly, Calais.
Ric.utoNn, Jan. 4, 1853.
De"r S'r Once more I take my pen
in hand to address you for tl.o benefit
ofyour readers,-to give you tho cur
rent news of tho city. <
Christmas was a dull day here, nnn
was falling quite fast, ond tho weather
old and gloomy out, though tho
hoys attempted to enjoy it by finng
pop crackei s and torpedos.
New Year's day was cpi.te unplcas
iiow 1U ..?_,1,B109S tho streets were
ant, also, 110 l0 l,0 hired and
crowded With negroes ^
in Bcarch oT ?*Vnnoy fov presents;
spending their ni?^ sc0 nml bo
anil crowds desiriiig"T*? --viricli pro
seen, throng tho stroetB, v.
sent a lively aspect. 'X^risert
This morning many werosurj# :,0
to Beef the ground covered with a whip v
mantle of snow, which together with
a little vain, made tile pavements very
slushj and tlnpleasdnt to,walk upou.
The Vice President's health; from
last accounts, was still declining.
Servants hire this year vciy high.?
It is difficult to get a man fur common
use fur less than S100. A good cook ,
SCO. : .
Turkeys, not remarkable for their
size, were selling in our.markot yes
terday morning at $2 50 each.
So yon see thot everything is soil
ing very high hero.
I will try to keep you and your
readers posted up in city iiriws.
Yours, vary roBpo'ctfully,
Goi.n Specks.
Dangerous Counterfeit.
Tho Philadelphia Saturday Courier
of January 8, says:
" A dangerous counterfeit $5 nolo
on the Girard Bank,appealed in this
city yesterday. The engraving U
most admirably executed, rivalling in
fineness uihI finish the genuine.
Thuso that we have seen, says a des
patch from Bicknell's Counterfeit De
tector. arc letter 15, of various dates.
Tho filling is bad, the signature of tho
Cashier beiyg poor. The paper of
the genuine is a clear wliite, ovjiyel
lowish white; tho counterfeit Far a ^
bluish tinge. The uppor ami lower
margins in tho good note uve Cleaf
and distinct, whilst ill the counterfeit,
both aro blurred. Tho impression is
paler than the genuine.
The Wheeling Times loams that
tho price of a through ticket from that
city to Baltimore, upon tho rail
road, will be but Boven dollars and
a lmlf. |
Or, Thursday- last, tho 13th iust.,
hy , Mr. Wii.i.iam Reedv
to Miss Purmelia McVicuer, all of
this County.
On the 30th ult., by Rev. Mr. Pu
rinton, Mr. James M. Scroqin, editor
of the Fairmont Republican, to Miss
Uretta M. Ray, daughter of.W.tn. D
Ruy, of Preston county.
E5* May this now lla-y upon his
life cheer him up amid the cares and
porploxitica o," an Editor's life, and,
add much joy to his coreer.
On the Gth inst., by Uov. Wra.Hur
slie, Mr. Roi.ert Watson, of Kair
mnnt, formerly of England, to Miss
Marth a. Hunsakbr, daughter of Juhri
Ilunsaker, of Marion county.

xml | txt