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SKETCHES OF THE
Acts and Joint Kcsoliilionsi
General Assembly of Virginia,
At its Session in
nv.eitTn.vcos or votkus.
4. An act to |inivide for ihe regis
tratinn ??f voters.
Tim commissi!mm- (if ilio rovotmu '
is lt'ijiiirt'il t? liat oai li white main
vitixrn tvhn will be Iwenty-ouo years '
nl ugr, two years a resident in tin
state, and twelve months a resident
a lb" county corporation, ami!
showing in what election district he
resides. He is to mitko out as many
lists or said persons as there are pla
ces of voting in liiA district or waul;
ami it only a portion of an oleciiou
Ci'sti^ct lies in liis district or ward, he,
shall list such persons separately.
Any person not listed may apply to
the commissioner ten days or more
he ore an election, and these addition
al Ivsts shall also he returned, and all
such lists to be filed in the clerk's of
fice. The commissioner shall receive
three cents for each person so listed,
to he paid out of the county or cor
poration levy. For malfeasance in
his duties in this respect the commis
sioner shall forfeit not less than twen
ty nor more than one hundred dollars.
Any person having his name improp
crly entered shall he fined not less
than fifty nor more than two hundred
dollars. The lists so made out shall
he prima facie evidence of a right to
vote, but may bo rebutted by oilier
evidence, l'o be in force from its
passage as far as the commissioner's
duties are concerned, and from the
1st of January next in other respects.
An act to incorporate the Morgan
town and Independence railroad com
pany. 1 he road is to be constructed
fiom the Pennsylvania line at or near
the mouth of Cheat river by way of
Morgantown, to intersect the Balti
more and Ohio railroad at or east of
independence in Preston county. The
capital stock is not less than 50,000
dollars nor more than 200,000 dollars
in shaes of 25 dollars each ; but the
capita] may bo increased if necessary,
and the company may borrow such
money as may be requisite for the
purpose of this act, pledging their
property for the payment of principal
ana interest.
21G. An act to increase the capital
stock of the Pennsylvania, Morgan
town and Beverly turnpike company.1
Increases the said capital S,000 dol
lars, and provides for a three-fifths
subscription by the state.
254. An act appropriating a suffi
cient sum of money to complete the I
Ohio riv?r and Maryland road. Au-|
thorizes an appropriation of 22,000
dollars for the purpose, and a further
sum of 6,000 dollars to macadamize i
or plank certain portions thereof.
270. An act to amend an act con
cerning the Dunkard creek turnpike.
Authorizes the acceptance of the
bridges built by Monongalia county
on tho lino of said road, as a subscrip
tion by the county thereto: increases
the subscription by tho stute to three
instead of two-fifths; provides that:
Harrisvillo in Wetzel shall be the
western terminus; and requites the
funds to be expended equal at each
?nd of the road.
passed n.v run
27G. An act to macadamize the
Morgaotown, King wood and West
Union turnpike. Authorizes an ap
propriation of 2S,000 dollars to ma
cadamize tbo portion of said road bo
twcen Morgantown and Cranberry
Summit.
283. An act to incorporate the
Blacksville and Worthington turn
pike company. Incorporates a com
pany to construct a roud from Blacks
burg in Monongalia to Worthington
in Marion, with a capital not loss than
7,200 dollars nor more than 15,000
. dollars, in shares of 25 dollars each.
The said road to bo seventeen feet1
wide, and graded not more than fourl
and a-half degrees; and authorizes a
three-fifths subscription by the state.
293. An act to incorporate the
Smithtown turnpike company. In-1
corporates a company to construct a
turnpike from Smithtown in Motion-'
galia to the Morgantown and Beverly
road near Zinn's farm. Tho road to
ho sixteen feet wide, and at a grade
?not exceeding four degrees. The cap
ital to be not less than 5,000 dollars
nor more than 10,000 dollars, in
shares of 25 dollars, of which the
state subscribes three-fifths.
338. An act authorizing one of tho
existing banks to establish a branch
nt Kingwooii iu the county of Pros
ion. The capital to be not less than
$50,000 nor more than $200,000, to
be raised as heretofore proscribed,
mid tho branch to be under the coutrol
<?f seven dilectors.
The New York Courier says:
Some idea of the business done upon
ihe railroads of Hit* West may be form
ed Irotn the following. A lew days
since there started from Detroit, a train
ol eighty-five cars in one string propel
led by (wool the most powerful loco
motives in the country. The train was
bound lor Chicago, and the greater part
<?f its vast load was carried to the mer
chants or that thriving village. Since
i he first of April, juat such trains have
started almost daily Irotn tho depot oI
the Central Railroad lor the same place. |
On Thursday evening a passenger train
left the depot lor the west composed of;
ol the splendid new passenger and
luggage cars, of this company, contain,
in r <)00 passengersaud almost une quar-1
ur ol a mile lung.
Washington National Monument.
TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.
As an election will beheld through
<?H the Stnte nf Virginia on tho 2Gth
ins!., (lie Hoard of Managers of the
Washington Natimial Monument So
ciety have resolved thiil an appeal lie 1
made to the voters on that occasion
with a request that a contribution may
he taken up in each ejection district
in the Stale, in aid of the great Na
tional Monument now being erected
in the city of Washington in honor of
the Father of his Country. I n com
plying with the resolution 1 feel that
il would lie entirely supeilluuus to add
anything to stimulate the patriotism,
or to attempt to increase the venera
tion and love for those to whom the
memory of Washington must over be
cherished and held sacred. '1 hey
I cannot but feel a peculiar pride in do
ing honor to one who, by his birth and
i illustrious life, has shed imperishable
1 glory on their native State. To man
ifest their respect, love and veneration
for him, who was and ought over tobe
!' first in the hearts of his countrymen,'
another opportunity will thus be ill
forded at the ensuing election of con
tributing to the great Monument now
in course of erection in his honor.?
For ibis purpose (he Commissioners
of election, Sheriff, or any other patri
otic citizen who feels an interest in
the accomplishment ol this noble ob
ject, are respectfully requested to put
up boxes at tho respective places
whore the election will be held to re
ceive such contributions as may be
made by the voters and others so dis
posed, and transmit the several a
mounts tothellon. Elisha Whittlesey,
General Agent of tho Society. 1 his
favor is respectluily solicited by the
Board as an act of patriotism, and in
honor of the illustrious Father of his
Country, and especially as no agents
can conveniently be appointed to per
form this noble and gratifying duty.
GEO. WALTERSTON,
Secretary TViuh> Nut, Mon. Society.
[^"Tlie respective Journals tliro'
oul tho State are requested to copy.
A Faitjii.kss Lover.?Rather a
singular case, bordering on tho ro
mantic, has lately come to light in our
city. A wealthy young man, doing
business in Boston, was engaged to
be married to a very estimable young
lady residing in a neighboring city.
The time was appointed for tho wed
ding,' and to render tho occasion
more pleasant, a sister of the bride
was also to be led to tho altar at the^
same time by a merchant of one of
our seaport cities. The dresses were
prepared for both, the clergyman en
gaged, and everything was ready
whon an intimation reached the fath
er of'the bride that his intended son
in-law in Boston was not what he
should be.
Investigation was made, and it was
ascertained that tho Boston bride
groom bad been residing at one of
our first hotels for months, with a
young lady as his wife, under assu
med names. He had also two other
ladies to whom he was paying partic
ular attentions. As soon as tho facts
became known, ho left for New Or
leans.?His paramour, with whom he
has been living, dressed herself ill
male attire and attempted to escape
with him, but was detected and sent
home to Nov York, where she be
longs.
The arrangements for (lie wedding
of course, wure disarranged, and on
ly ono of the sisters was married, the
disappointed lady acting as brides
maid on the occasion. It is said that
the young man has spent $30,000
within a few months, the money hav
ing been bequeathed him by his fath
er.?Boston Traveller.
The revelations from Rhode Island
would seem to indicate that that State
is the most venal ofany in the Union.
The late election is alleged to have
been carried by the most shameless
bribery. The Providence Journal,
after stating that one man spent S I,
200 for election purposes, goes on as
follows :
In another town, where the contest
is always close, a man who is an ap
plicant for an appointment under the
Government, bought a vote for 825,
and as neither he nor the venal wrctcli
who look his money would trust the
other?they were pretty well ac
quainted?each touk hold of the live
live dollar bills by one end, and so
marched to the ballot-box, and when
tlio voter dropped in tIio envelopes,
tlio purchaser let go of the money.?
This was a shameless case, and was
done in open town meeting, in the
presence of the voters on both sides.
Tub Dai.timouk & Ohio Rai:,iioad?
This road is now in complete working
order, its capacity having been doubled
within the last week or two, and the
freight that has been crowding it, has
been passed on. \\ e arc now authori
sed lo say, that any amount of freight
will be carried through froin Louisville
lo Baltimore, by the Union I,ine, and
I). St O. Railroad, in seven days. Ship
pers nud passeng' rs have now nothing
lo fear?the road being fully at work,
and the whole arrangement of il, from
the laying of the rails to the superin
tendence, ihMun^i perfect of anyroad
in the country. There will be neither
delay nor failures hereafter, and the
H'esl rmy now send on her freight.?
Wheeling (Inzclie.
Minnesota isjusl five years old. She]
is thriving and growing rapidly?lessj
rapidly perhaps lhan many other new)
territories have grown, but with a morei
healthy and enduring wealth awl pros
perity.
Important to Postmasters?TJio Sa
vannah Courier of Ihe 19th inst. says:
A case was tried, during the recent
session ol the U. S. Circuit Court in
this city, which ought to be generally
understood, both by the people and Ihe
officials who have charge ol Ihe various
Posl Offices throughout the country.?
The Posimasler at Sylvania,in Scriven
county was arraigned and fined fifty
dollars lor delaying a letter in his office.
The law makes it the imperative du
ty ol every Postmater, to forward all
mail matter deposited one hall hour be
fore the departure of the mail, unless a
longer time should be granted by the
Postmaster General on account of Hie
business of the office.
The Board of Public Works of Va.,
have decided to make the terminus of
the Covington and Ohio Railroad (an
extension ol the VirginiaCcntral Road)
at the mouth of Big Sandy. The work
is to be completed in two or three years
and will form a connection with the
Maysville and Big Sandy Railroad,
which was put under contract on the 6th
inst. from Maysville to Springville?
The viaduct ovrr the Little Sandy Riv
er has also been placed under contract.
?Hardy 117,/-.
The Erie Railroad in its course near
Scranton, Pa., surmounts a mountain
(through which a tunnel is being cut)
by precisely the same contrivance as
was recently practised on the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad in crossing Board
Tree Mounlain. A correspondent ot the
New York Commercial says "the plan
was the suggestion of Mr. George Scran
ton?the effect of a happy thought com
bined with considerable engineering
skill."
A Washington correspondent of Ihe
S. Y. Journal ol Commerce writes:
The process of carting the gold from
place to place, to meet Hie convenience
of the government, has commented.?
Agents are sent, with bags and boxes,
by railroad and stage-route, to see that
they are safely delivered. No Iransler
drafts are to be allowed under any pre
tence whatever.
Kennedy's Western Review, for
May, containing the usual amount of
important inlormalion, anil it in every
way creditable to the publishers. The
increasing sal& are sufficient evidence
that the public appreciate Ihe great care
with which this popular Detector is
now got up. The present number gives
plates, accurately representing some
very dangerous -counterleits.?Pitts
burg Dispatch.
The Fairmont Republican of May
12th says:
The Iron Railroad Bridge over the
Monongahela, above this place, is near
ly completed. This structure is the
first in size in the United Slates, and
second only to the celebrated Iron
Bridge over the Menai straits in Great
i Britain.
Ono of " tlio faithful," who went
to Washington to regulate matters in
regard to several small post offices,
camo hack this week with n flea in his
ear, and says he " wouldn't give a cuss
for such kind of Democrats as they
have got in there, for they won't do a
thing until they get ready, and then
he don't believe they will."?Boston
Atlas, 13th.
The Abingdon Virginian announces
the dentil, within a lew days ol each
other of Mr. William Ely and his wife,
[of Lee county, the former at the ad van
| ced age of 105 years, and the latter at
the more advanced age of 106 years.?
They have been married three quarlers
of a century, and Mr. Ely fought val
iantly in several important battles of
(he Revolution.
Lainarline, the renowned hero of 18
4-8, is said to be totally ruined, and re
duced to a state of fortune quite near to
poverty, for many years the poet had
been living in a large hotel, No. 80 Rue
de I'Univarsile; but he has moved into
a very small apartment at No. 47 same
street, where he inlends devoting him
self to (he writing of books, and that
only.
It is a lact that the number of per
sons annually destroyed by lightning is
greater than the number of those who
draw any considerable prize in a lottery;
so that every man who buys a lottery
ticket may have the comfortable reflec
tion that whatever chance he has of
drawing a prize he has a still greater
chance of being killed by lightning!?
Xcic lkrfford Standard.
Honnmi.E Death We learn that a
negro man named Tom belonging to the
estate of the lale J. Mukhey, and hired
as a laborer at the Columbia Furnace, in
Shenandoah county, on Saturday week,
while in a state of intoxication, fell in
to the Furnace when in full blast, and
in a few moments was burned to ashes.
?Hardy Whig,
A tree of the Sierras, which rises to'
the height of four hundred feet, and is
ol immense diameter, exudes juice that,
when crystalized, takes the name of
pine sugar: it is almost as white as the
best tefined loaf sugar, and has a deli
cious aromatic taste.
A Washington letter says: "The se
cret why none of the new American
j diplomatists design starling very soon
ou th^ir respective missions is because
they cannot be paid out of any appro
priation for the expenses of the current)
fiscal year."
THE MIRROR!
u Praise where we can, and censure
where wc must."
MORGANTOWNr'V a.
SATURDAY, MAY SI. 1833.
KASTKRN AGENCY.
ID*Mr. C. PIERCE, No. 46, South Third at.,
Philadelphia, is one of our most obliging and '
attentive Agents.
K. W. CAIlll, Third street, opposite the Ei
chnngc, Philudelphia, is also our Agent for that'
City.
OTHER AGENTS.
Dr. E. PARSONS, Glady Creek, Harbour co.
has kindly consented to act as Agent for the
Mirror.
L). M. AUVIL, Nostorville, Harbour co., Va.
G. CRESAP, Esq., Kingwood, Preston
county, Va.
The Slackwater.
The Commilteo appointed by the
Into Slncktvuter meeting in tliis placo
repaired to Pittsburg on Monday Inst
in full force. On Tuesday afternoon
tlioy had an interview with tlio Board
of the Navigation Company at their
Office. The object of the visit was
explicitly stated by G. U. C. Allen,
Esq., chairman of the Committee.?
A reply was made by Gen. Moorhcad,
President of the Board, the purport
of which was that the Company had
long been desirous of extending the
improvement to the State line, and
for this purpose had opened books,
nod made appeals to tho citizens of
Fayette, Greene, See., to which no
rosponso has been given j and that the
Company have no means of prosecut
ing tho enterprize, and were there
fore unprepared to fix upon any time
for its completion. It was suggested
on behalf of the Committee, that if the
Board depended entirely upon tho
agricultural community adjacent to
tho river to take the stock, they could
not succeed?that the commercial and
trading interests of Tittsburg were
most deeply involved, and that, in all
probability, a proper appeal to the
citizens, in a public meeting held for
the purpose, would produco the ' ma
terial aid' so much desired. The in
terview closed without any satisfuc
toiy result. Whether a second meet
ing with tho Board took place we are
not informed, as we were obliged to
start for home on Tuesday evening, i
A public meeting was, however, held
on Wednesday evening, which would
probably be addressed by some of our i
citizens. Tho Committee combines !
an amount of intelligence, energy and
firm resolve that cannot fail to be ap>
predated in the right quarter. They
were determined to remain, and Work
while there was any hope of further
ing tho objuct of their mission. We
shull endeavor to report progress in
our next.
Curiosities of the Past.
A friend has put into our hands co
llies of the " North Western Journal,
published by Nicholas 13. Madera,
sign of the Eagle, opposite Col. Berk
shire's, Morgantown, Va." and dated
June 1, 1S22?the " Virginia North
Western Gazette," dated May 28,
ISIS, and published at Wheeling, by
Tonner & Clingan?and the "Inde
pendent Virginian," published at
Clarksburg, by Wm, McGranolmn,
bearing date January 17, 1821. The
size of these papers, though said to be
?royal,'is just half that of the Mirror,
and the price S2.00 a year, in advance, j
It will llius be seen that our sub
scribers get twice as much reading fur
their money as their futhers did?and
a great deal more, indeed, for the
type used now inconsiderably smaller
than then, especially in the advertis
ing columns.
Among the interesting contents of
these papers we find a biographical
sketch of William Wirt, Attorney
General of the United States; and in
tho Wheeling paper, a regular burst
of rapture over the " National Turn-J
pike " from that place to Fort Cum
berland, " now in a considerable state
of forwardness," and joyful mention
of " the arrival of a large steamboat
at Louisville from New Orleans,load
ed with merchandize"! What a
change lias been effected in tho state
of afl'uirs in tho short spaco of thirty
years.
RET" There was quite a considera
blo Ilail Storm down tho River, be
low Brownsville, accompanied with
vivid lightning and heavy thunder, on
Monday evening last. The rnttling
of tho hail on tho hurricane deck of
tho steamor could bo more readily per
ceived than described. We never saw
lurger hail-stones; many of them woro
as large as acorns.
" The Hardy Whig."?Well, they
arc all hardy enough, but 1 didn't
know they were so willing to own it.
So said a waggish Democrat in our
Office tho other day, as his oyo caught
the titlo of one of our em>||i\t)ges with
that title.
Counterfeit Money.---Look Out! i
The l'arkersburg Gazette informs.
that11 a greater amount (if counterfeit
monoy has been in circulation line
tho past fow months than ever before
known. A gang of counterfeiters has
been prowling around tho town and
along tho lino of the railroad, scatter
ing their spurious notos freely. Somo
of the notos are well cxocutod, espe
cially tlmso on tho Merchants and Me
chanics Bank of Wheeling and tho 0
liio Stato Slock Bank of Ironton."
'The Chrystal Puhicc.'?While at
Pittsburg we took a hasty survey of
this magnificent steamer, tho pride
and boast of tho Iron City. It is a
and nothing shorter. Tho fin
ish of tho craft, with all its furniture
and appliances, is surpassingly ele
gant. The extra accommodations are
a spacious room, underneath tho La
dies' Cabin, for children and servants,
also warm and cold baths, and that
oddest of whimsical conceits, a ' bri
dal chamber,' cushioned with volvet
and trimmed with satin ! The very
fragments of such a Vessel, after an
explosion, would bo pretty, unless
discolored by smoke. Will it jmy 1
Tho Drummers and Borers at
tho steamboat wharves are a nuisance
to bo abated. Wo have no objection
to receive a Card, politely tendered
by tho Agent of any establishment;
but to bo crowded and tugged at by
impudent cubs of foreigners, striving
almost by force to carry oft' yourself
and baggago, is a little to much for
our patience. Wo are sure to go the
other way, and to take others with us.
Adopt our plan and you will escape
lots of vexation.
We have scarcely ever observ
ed any thing in which inoro short
sightedness has boen evinced, than in
the conduct of our Southern brethren
of the press, in relation to " Uncle
Tom's Cabin." Take tho following
extract from tho criticism of the Ash
villo, (N. C.) Spectator, as a specimen;
" Tho forte, of the story is Its ap
peals to our sympathies, and better
nature ; and so successful is the artist
that she can bring tears from tho very
man at whose interests and welfare
she has aimed a deadly blow. We
are free to confess that our sympathies
wero touched not a little when we
lead "Uncle Tmn's Cabin," which
was shortly after its first appearance,
although we wore satisfied?we knew
that wo wero reading a lie all the
time. It is a bad book?it can do no
good but may do much harm. We
would advise no one to read it."
ty Just tliiuk of it. The book is
so " touchingly interesting that we
wept over it,"?"our sympathies wero
j touched,"?and yot it is so " bad " a
book that "we ivould advise no one
else to read it." Why man, that is
the very way 10 get the multitudo to
read it. They aro like the little boy
whose mother was lecturing him upon
the evils of dancing.
"Mother, didn't you dance when
you wero young?"
" Yos, my son, but I have seen the
evil of it.''
" Wall, mother, I want to see the
evil of it, too."
Such is depraved human nature ev
ery where. If there is ovil in tho land
they want to sec it.
LOCAL MATTERS.
We learn that the Contractors for
building tho abutments of the River
Bridge, have come to hand, with their
forces, roady to commence active op
erations. Will thePittsburg Dispatch
correct their late mistake on this
subject 1
We had a sharp frost hereabouts
on Fiiday morning last. Vegetation
has no doubt suffered to somo extent.
! HP" A horse belonging to Dr. Dor
sey, of this place, ran oil' with a carry
all, on Tuesday afternoon last. No
injury was done to the animal or ve
hicle, tho horse having thrown himself
against the fence, and upset the car
ryall, arresting his progress near Mr.
Cluster's shop, where the animal was
liberated from a complete stuto of on-j
tanglement by some persons who re
paired promptly to the rescue.
CP" It will be gratifying to Print
ers all around, to learn that our Pa
per Mill is about to be rovived, ener
getically. Particulars hereafter.
The foundation of the new Fo
male Academy in this place is be
ing laid,
jy A largo forco is now omployod
on tho North Westorn iluilroud, and
it is understood that omployqient can
be found for any additional number of
laboring bauds.
A Railroad Company in Illinois is
importing men direct from Irelutid to
supply the demand for ljbol'ers. I
S.1IAIX SHOTS FOB SMALL CAME!
KF- A# boforo stilted, we have nei
titer time nor taste to expend upon the
? Republican,' >>ut to gratify the l<?vc*it?
nf sin till game, we litive passed it over
to tlio tender morcies of tliu Jim tor?
t I
tdP Tlio " little 'un of tlic Rrpubli-1
can," boa boon playing h very unugli-:
ty prank on some of bis neighbors, ?
Ho says ho "leioff a bomli-sliell tbo
other (lay at the organ of Whiggory,
but tlio only damage sustained was
tbo entire demolition of about a hogs
head of Sour Krai,I." What a marks,
man bo must bo! Our citizens would
do well to keep a look out for their
Kraut tubs?there's no telling whose
may bo popped over with his bomb
shells, when ho gets a little riled at
Whiggery I
Tbo " Republican" says " Mrs.
Partington has been sojourning in our
busy village for some time past. It is
hinted that a proposition was made
her to assist in the editoiial manage
ment of that paper, but she replied
that "after acompassionatoresolution
oftlio matter, she derived at the con
clusion that the verdancy of her ex
posed associate added to bis rciniuu
tivo statute, afforded iniinountable de
jections to the deposed association.
So the " little '1111" is out again.
ISPTho "littlo'un of the Republi
can wants us to " magnify him from
his Liliputian dimensions into the
Herculean stature of the Ajax of the
Mirror." Wo knew what the little
fellow was after all iho time, but can't
do much for him?he's too far gone
a Jack now to become much Ajax !
tj?" During Mrs. Partington's stay
in our community she was solicited to
explain, on scientific principles, how
it was that the Republican's " bomb
shells" had such an affiliation for sour
krout. Her reply was characteristic,
and evinced the depth of her philoso
phic researches: "Thecxcresenceof
tho wit, and the morbus condition of
the cranium thoy denominate from, as
well as tho lack of brilliancy in their
decoction, lender tho compound thus
detained ontirely abalusive in its con
glomeration, so that tho detraction of
gravity gives it an inexpressible afflic
tion for its kind, therefore the bomb
shell is contracted at once to tlio Aw
krout!"
It has been suggested that the
aversion of the "little 'un oftlio Re
publican" to sour krout arisnB out of
the fact that that arliclo wages an in
discriminate warfare against cabbage
heads! "Self preservation," fcc.
[3F Paper bomb shells are now man
ufactured by " the little 'un of the
Republican." They are a very harm
less, innocent article, just suitcil to the
purposes of innocent sport. He let
one into a krout-tub, however, that he
says played smash. With alittle more
experience in their manufacture and
use, he will he able, no doubt, to use
them withoutinjury to persons or pro
perty. He is practising now, so that
no danger need be apprehended.
The " little 'un of the Repub
lican says?" there is one fact evident,
I that now wo are somewhere." Well,
it is a matter of very little moment,
to us or to the " rest of mankind " if
you are. The world will never be
:ho wiser for it!
L^The "littte 'unof the Republi
can," seems very solicitous to be "de
picted in the Mirror, and magnified
from his Liliputian dimensions."?
Well, we have endeavored to gratify
the little fellow, so fur as noticing
him is concerned, but as to enlarging
his dimensions, we must leavo that for
those who ofliciate in the " culinary
department." We might Mirror him !
more than we have il is true,?but
" 0! wiul soinc power the giftic gio him
To hoc himself us others hoc him !M
A Question in Arithmetic.?If one!
bombshell, manufactured at and start-1
etl from tho "Republican" ofiice is
sufliciently powerful to upset a barrel j
of sour kraut, how many such would.
it take to storm the castle at Vera
Cruz ?
liP1" There's no accounting for
tastes," since it has been discovered
that tho "little 'un of tho Republican"
isgoing about protruding liis proboseis
into his neighbor's I\routhwrch.
Tho H litllo 'un, of the Republi
can" seems to think that we write our
own editorials, but thinks them insip
id ) Better have thom insipid than to
be demolishing the peoplo's sour lcrout
with them. They may possibly ap
pear insipid to a dealer in bomb slcth,
like that little folUtvy ! {
ITEMS OF NEWS.
The Fairmont Tino Virginian is
now edited by Mr. IV* F. Drinkard,
late (if the Rotnney Argus.
.1. J. 0' Bunnon has roccived
an (i]i|)o!iittiiont us Clerk in one of the
Departments at Washington?salary
6*2,000 per annum.
A paper called the Gui/andoltc ller
(lid has been recently started at Guy.
andotie, Cahell comity, Va. It is pub
lished by Messrs. Wheeler & Smith.
Proposals will bo received until tho
Mill of June for building a new Court
House and Jail at Clarksburg, Va.?
For particulars address Renj. Rassel,
J. 1). Wilson and II. Hoskinson,Com
missioners.
IP. P. lluthbun has been nominated
as a candidate for Gilmer and Wiit
counties for tho House of Delegate.*.
Armstrong JIndden is appoint oil
Post Master at Uniontown, Pa.
Messrs. D. & J. Ames, the largo
and well known paper makers ut
Springfield, have failed for a large a
mouut. They have long been in em
barrassed circumstances.
! Should the villainous author of tho
following con. enter any printing ofli. o
we vote that, he bo jtlanvd down staiis
with the sheep's foot:
Why are the patients of hydropath
ic physicians like the editors of news
papers I
because they lie in wet sheets.
Tho above is copied from ono
! of our oxchonces. Tho fellow cer
jtoinly means political editors. IVc
have no quarrel with him.
Bi<; Eoo.?Our fiiend Mr. John V.
Ncwhouse sent us a Ilen-egg last
week, measuringGX by 8 inches. Who
cuu beat it T?Hardy Whig.
toll's thegeneral impression down
here that that hardy democrat, " tho
little ono"eould "beat it" all to smash,
with his noggin, but we wouldn't liko
to bet on it I
The County Court of Monongalia
made the following appointments of
Commissioners and officers of general
election, in pursuance of tho Act of
tho General Assembly of IS53:?
Jones\?Joseph Shuttlcsworth, I
saac Powell, Joseph Jolilf, Ijoouurri
Selby and John Jones, Cmmuissioti
ers,?Thos. Tarleton, Officer.
Oshornc's.-Isaac Reed, Jacob Carl
right, Richard Ckborn, Jacob Miller,
and Hugh Austin, Commissioners
Oliver Miller officer.
Gusenian's.'-John Ousernan, Davis
15. Weaver, Joseph Smell, Samuel
Tibbs and Henry Kennedy, Commis
sioners,?Edwin Clear, Olficer.
Court llonsc.?John Watts, Geo,.
S. Ray, Uriah Griffith, Augustus Hay
mond and James Protzmun, Commis
sioners,? E. P. Fitch, Officcr.
llo$s\?Thomas J. John, Charles
Burgess, Jacob Miller, Jonah Vander
vourt atid Thomas Protzman, Com
missioners,??Ilenry S. Comb.1*, Offi
cer.
Loftus?George Conn, John How*
ers, Benjamin Ryan, Sell? Stafford and
Anthony Loftus, Commissioners,?
John Bly, Officer.
Cushnaris.?Daniel Duaenberry,
J. H. Scoit, John Sanders, Michael
White and Thomas Lazzell, Sr., Com
missioners,?Thomas Lazzell, Jr.,
Officer.
CaxsviUe.?Frederick Firman, Pur
nel Simpson, P. A. Lay ton, Draj>er
Cole and Andrew Tenant, Commis
sioners?Reuben Fiiniel), Officer.s
Laurel Point.?John M. i>ramlr
Gideon Barb, Jolm Jemison, WMIiarn
Fear and Benjamin Thompson, Com
missioners?l)lyaes Camp, Officer.
Cox's?John B, Yeagor, John S.
Hood, Isaac Cox, Wm. W, Price and
S. S. Loman, Commissioners?WitM
Fisher, Officer.
Tenant's?Enos Tenant, R.
Tenant, Benjamin McCurdy, \Jp?
liam Price and Jacob Haught, Co'
missioners?Emn)d Tenant, OfficA' i
Moorcsvilfe?Wm. Sine, Eli Mo?\.;fc.
Lancaster Minor, Andrew Brown ar '
R. B. Tenant, Commissioners?Ahf
ham Core, Officer. * *
Vurrah's.?Wm. Thomas, Esq,,
Wm. T. Fletcher, Thompson Sfm.9
nider, Joseph Dai rah and Wm. Teir- v
ant, Sr., Commissioners?Eugenius
Harker, Officer.
Warren.?Win. Kinney, Jame \
Wise, Samuel Hinegardner, Justus '
Garrad, and Wm. II. Doty, Commis
sioners?A. J. Santce, Officer.
Valley of Virginia, Insurance Co,
?It is due lo this Company, that wa
should call attention to it as a honw
Company, and one which has a merit of
security beyond most other companies.,
The stock paid in, is between one and
two hundred thousand* and the p^oyis-i
ions of ita charter are, that no dividend*
shall be made, until the fyll amount of
two hundred thousand dollars is filled;
by the pjofys otth.e Company. Spme
of the most estimable, wealthy and cor*
reel citizens of the valley are to
found among Hie l}irertors, M* 0, f.
Bregee, the Aclunry here, is an able and
agreeable gentleman, who will attend
to busine.** promptly, at No. 81, Main
street. This company is entitled tothq
entire confidence of all who desire tu
insure? Wheeling Gazette.
0#' Henry E. Smith, Esq. is tlm.
Agent for iMorgantown.

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