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I1ANNIBAWOWINAL, JJJNE 30, 1853.
II ANN! HAL JOURNAL
jr W if aulhorwed Jo announce WiW. U
VoT WO r AjiiU'B (oi re-eWtion In tho office of
CLF.RsT OF TffE KALLI CO0HTY C0TJKT, t (he n
mn.if A g'it election.
1 "ff It will be perceived, ky referenca to the prope
ptace?in our colutnm, that Williao- O. Young, E-q , l
candidate for rs-elect'on to the cflks of Clerk of U"
County Court of Haiti county. We liava had ft onr
personal aciuaintence with Mr. Vow . and know him
1o ba first lata man and an excellent Cleric. II nuii
viduat meilt. and Ilia requisite qualifications can eon-
aliluta tha nroMr recommendations for a caud'date'
then Billy O. Young, "can't be beat."
rr"j" Vo are authorized to announce Mr
T110S. 11 IIATCIIEK, as candidate fot
re-election to the office cf Clerk op tub
County Court, of Marion County, wtd
TTT" We nre authorized to announce Mr
TilOS. 11 THOMPSON, ns a candidate
for re-election to the office ol Llf.rk or
tn. Circliu Coiht, for Marion County.
. ... wld
rTT We are nutliorized to announce
Cunt. R. A. BOWEX. as a candidate for
Clerk of the Court of Common Plea
Election next August. wtd
nfr We are authorized to announce
CllArlLES D. BOURNE, as a candidal.
for the office of Clrrk of tub Hannibai
Coi'rt of Commom 'leas, at the next Au
TSLt nOOKXSI OF THt KAILSOAS.
" By the kind invitation of Mr. Edward A.
Fex, the Engineer having in charge the con
struction of the first twenty-fire milca of the
ILtamiUl and St. Joaeph Railroad, we enjoyed
a few days iince an opportunity of obierving
the progress and nature of the work on t enty
miles, commencing just outside the city
-"Mr. Sizer, who took the contract from the
river to Palmyra, has sub-let the whole line,
reserving to himself a general superintendence.
There are eight culverts aud two bridges
completed between Hannibal und South River
fa distance of 11 miles), and there will be in all
over fortv. although by diicl.ine, one culvert
is sometimes made to drain three or four ra
. Messrs. Dyke & Sooner have the contract
for the Masonry from Hannibal to South Itiver,
and have about 25 men employed. Abutments
for a bridge have been built by them over Min
now Branch, and they are now building one
over Hopkins' Branch. The masonry of these
structures is constructed of very superior stone,
and presents a remarkably solid and handsome
Bear Creek is crossed three limes. Culverts
pn two of the crossings, however will be avoid
ed by changing the channel of the Creek.
The greatest exactness is observed in the
construction of the embankment. The width
on top is fourteen feet, the uiual width for first
class railroads in the East. It is the same
adopted by the Illinois Central Railroad. This
Width allows three feet at each end of the ties,
which will be eight feet long. This will be
wide enough to prevent any damage from wash
ing or the fulling away of the dirt. The cuts
we twenty feel at the bottom, which allows
ample space for ditches in a portion of the road
where drainage is most required. Where em
bankments have been completed, ready fur bul
last, the work has a ueat and symmetrical ap
Messrs. Gilroy & Gerry have the contract
for the grading of the first three sections, which
they are earrying forward with energy. They
'fcave thirty men employed, and want more.
This is one difficulty against which the contract
ors on all the sections have to contend. They
.cannot get hands enough.
' A party of about 30, under Mr. Median,
contractor, are ereeting shanties on section Four,
where work has been staked olf.
v Mr. Graves, who has the contract on the 5ih
eeetioti, has built a shanty, and has about 20 men
engaged in clearing.
'" Messrs. Mahar & Sandford; contractors, are
.pualiiiif ferward with energy, the work on the
Siillwsfctijo. This passes through Capt. Bar
clay's fine farm. The Captain praises warmly
the peaeeable, industrious disposition of the
South River is the seventh section. Here is
sricanlic piece of work, the heaviest on the
whet lie from Hannibal te St. Joseph. The
Width of the valley at the point of crossing is
1900 feet, and the embankment must be iifty
feat hiak. and 1G4 feet wide at the base. In
thie space there would be 200,000 yards of em
' foukaent, which alone would cost over $40,
000, allowing ne part to be occupied by bridg
ing. Tk width of the el sating in the bottom
; 41 200 feet. Mr. TreJ way, who las the con
r tract ea this taction, has fifty raenat work, and
' tnt hundred. The men witlt their carts,
Wagons, harrows, spades, saws and axes, pre
0 sent in their hurried rrvovcaenti, busy and
. animating scene, while Ihe huge, irregular piles
f dirt srivfl thia rugged valley a still more rug
red appearance). The channel of South River
will fee changed aj this point. Messrs. Fuss
more & Newman are qusrrying and hauling rock
' for a bridge, the plan of which ie not yet set
tied. It is due to Sir. JNcwinan te) say llinl lie
' ),as snared neither labor nor expose in search
ing for euiUtile stone for a t n it , !.ung open.
ed some half a dozen q:n .
On section 1'icl.t, a ju'y ui; !"r Mcssrt
RedJen&i ThornUuy is at work erecting I
f est of Palmyra, Mentrs. Kein Si Brewing
fen I ve the contract for the grading of six
ties of the Road. They have two grading ma
chines in successful operation, and are employ
ing a considerable body of men at seversl
Nesr Mr. Holloman s house, about ttiree
miles from Talmyra, Messrs. Elliott &. Co., who
have the contract for the balanee of the Mason
ry beyond South River, have just completed a
large arched culvert, which presents a fine op
pearance frem the cun'y road.
About half a mile beyond Holloman s, we
passed another detachment at work.
About six miles from Palmyra, we saw an-
other party at work, In which the novel features !
were introduced of female csrt drivers, and nn
ex ir. harness. There being a temporary scar,
city of boys for drivers, the superintendent of
that portion of the road, employed hit little
Dunn & Kase have the contract for the !3ih
section, seven miles from Palmyra, and near
Mr. Young's. They are at work in the midst
of the woods. They have done a considerable
amount of clesrinz. nnd commenced on some
heavy work, which includes an embankment
thirty feet high, end a cut upwards of 20 feet
On the grading for the 20 miles we passed
over, there are about 200 men at work; on the
maonry there are about 50 men employed, ma
sons, quarryroen, wagoners, Sic. Making in all
250 men now employed on the Road.
Considering the fact that only a month ago
he contractors commenced work, and that they
have since hud to erect shanties and collect hands
some of them beginning with enly three or
four hands they are certainly deserving ef
praise for the cnergetiosnd rapid manner with
which the work has been pushed forward.
In conclusion, as we like to see liberality
manifested towards public enterprises, we will
state that Mr. John Ellis, Mr. Bird, Capt. Bar
clay and Col. Taylor, have been very accommo
dating and liberal. Mr. Rogers and Mr.
Nichols have also shown a disposition to act in
a liberal spirit towards the Road and Con
tractors. Mr. Holloman has ulso borne the en
croachment of the Road upon his house and gar
den with much good nature.
EASBT HILL, OF HEW OXtXANB.
A correspondent of the Charleston .Idvocate,
sUUhes two of the celebrities of New Orleans,
Haaar Hill and Jcdet Totoi As they are
characters in their way, and present pleasing
specimens of "human nature," we copy them:
Looking down Canal street, at the corner of
the next block, you descry a fine brick stuccoed
edifice, in the Greek stylo, and this is the Syn
agogue, once an Episcopal church. Nest door
lUnds a plain mansion, the residence of one of
the wealthiest in';n here, familiarly Known as
Judey Touro an old man ol crotchets -aim
n.v,,1..iwp. He rives swav n irreal deal of
mntirv. Imt it is in his own way. The first
from tht Wttttm Unionitt.
We have received the following letter, acccm-(
ponied with the map alluded to, from a gentle
man who understands the matters of which lie,
writes, and who, in common with our irit'zens,'
feels a deep interest in the proponed road:
Bosto, Mass., May 25, '53.
Editor er U.mosists
Dear Sir I send enclosed, a map
now circulating in the Eastwrn Stalest purport
ing to give the great "Central line of Railroads"
iroin me Aiianuc snore 10 uie niissouri river.
At the last session of your legislature, when the
people of Tike county were asking for a charter
for a railroad across that county, to conne
Presbyterian church here wus built about 1821, with the roud at Naples, it was opposed by the
throuzh the exertions of Sylvester lrncd 'iteiegauon irom .-uums, wno solemnly declared
called the Presbyterian Suminerueld
years alter, the church was sold for debt, and
bought by Mr. Touro. Fancying Mr. Clapp,
the auccessor of Lamed, he occupied it for
merely a nominal rent, until its burning, two or
three years ago. Ho then told Mr. C. to make
his mind easy, that another should be built for
him, without his congregation going to the ex
nense. For this purpose he has purchased one
of the most eligible lots in town, und intends be
fore long to erect a handsome church. It is
aid lie purchased and filled dp the handsome
synagogue f"r 'lie use nis brethren. Among
that "they were detnrmined to build the road
from Meredosia to Quincy" and make a com
munication from Quincy east, via Springfield,
Some of the citizens of Pike county who had
been informed, akd sitw that it was ntvrn
INTENDED TO COMPLETE THE ROAD TBOH QllM-
cr to Mtar.DosiA, but to connect a through
route to the East by Chicago, stated these facts
!o the members of the Legislature from Sanga
mon and Morgan, yet, disregarding these state
ments, and relying on the averments and letters
of interested politicians, some of those members
not only voted ogams' the s'f ike County Road,
thcue are tome of the wealthiest, most rctined i but Used all llieir lnlliience ugainst it. If inch
and reputable people of the pi ice. men, whether in the Legislature or not, can be
Opposite, on Canal afreet, is the winter resi-j sustained by an intelligent people, I shall be
dence of another man, whose name; to all cotton : disappointed; in opposing the. Pike couii'y road,
growers, buyers and Methodists in the South- ! they acted in direct opposition to the will of
West, is familiar as a household word, as ll.irry their constituents, ai.d sacrificed their dearest
Hill. This is his office, a few doors east of his ' interests, and I believe they will see written
house; and here is the man himself, coining out 'against their mmes "thou hast been weighed in
of the door. He seems fifty or fifty-five years 'the bulance and found wanting."
of age, is tall, stout and well compacted: walks J As your interests, and those of Pike are iden
with a slouching gait, and has a toop. His : tified, and as your paper has espoused the cause
face, the most prominent organ of which is the ' ol a Kailroad across 1'ike County to connect
A Utter has been received from Rev. G. S.
Weaver, of St. Louis, in which he states thai
he will be here on ihe Fourth, and addresi the
Temple and Social Degree at Collins Grove,
and that if desired, Mrs. Weaver will address
the Social Degree at their Hall in the even
ing. Mr. Weaver is spoken of as a practised lec
turer and author of several books which are
commended as interesting and valuable.
nasal, betokening aright the regnant majesty of
his will, has a kind, almost benignant yet
withal a latent shrewd expression. As he
looks at you his eye seems to say, cotton weak
ness, but a knowledge of human nature is my
forte. If your face suits him, you have found a
friend worth having; if not, soon as your busi
ness is through, the quicker you leave the bet
ter. This man they name the Napoleon of the
cotton trade. Of humble origin, by dint of his
own exertions one of the amplest fortunes in
Ihe country has been amassed.
Since 1825 he has done business in this city,
usually suminsriag in, or near ISasliville, asso
ciated with two Uicks irishmen, 1 believe
both of whom are now dead, he has transacted
the lareest factorage business in the land. Mr
Hill is a Prince in his wny, I know of no man j and when it is remembered that large portions
in the country, who in lus In e tune has given I of this route are not constructed, and some per
i .- i.-l e r. . Il . -11 L - . I .
sucn practical lOKtius oi a muiiuiceni tpiru i- naps never win ue, as nicy exisi only in un ig-
A pair of stones with an improved face has
been recently put into the "Arret:! Mill," of
ihis city A. S. Robards & Son, Proprietors
Last Saturday we saw it grind several buhels
of corn at the rate of a bushel a minute, and
this not merely at the commencement, but after
a hundred bushels had been ground. It would
no doubt easily grind five hundred bushels i"
with the Naples and Springfield Road; I send
this map for you to use as you think best.
This map has a favorite route of its project
ors represented by a uroau black line, running
Iroin Boston to St. Joseph, it is composed ol
Western Railroad, from Boston to Albany, N.
X.i me JMew Xork central Kailroad, from Al
bany to Niagara, the Great Western Railway,
from Niarara, through Canada, lo Detroit.
Michigan; the Michigan Central, from Detroit
to Chicago; the Central Military Tract Railroad,
from Chicago to luincy; and a road from Quin
cy connecting at Palmyra with the Hannibal
and St. Joseph road. The whole aflair is cal
culated to deceive the emigrant and traveler.
From the Koicxsrbocker.
Never were there dys mare dresry 0
Ab m !
Never hesrt tbsn mine more weary,
Ab me I
For the eye that mine delighted
Ntvrr shall 1 ttr,
Andtbe lova 1 nuisei is blighted
Ab m 1
When I wasider down the madow
Ou my heart then falls a shadow
Ab me 1
Butter cups are yellow, very j
Pink is vale and lea
Del she's gone who made them merry
Ab mo !
When the evening winds ars sighing,
Ah me I
When the plaiB'.ivs dove Is crying,
Ah me I
To their wail ray heart leplying
Evermore will be,
Brooding where the loved is lyhig -Ab
Oh, the path I tread is lonely
Ah me I
And my heart keeps tigliing only,
Ah me 1
Hy the dark and solemn rivet
She who walked with me
Sleeps for ever and for ever
Ah me !
all ar- a&fc" i.'n.nii' .., ..,l..J. 3
The affections nre the chief sources of llioueht
and as these are directed the character is form
ed. The savages of antiquity, struck with the
universal power of love the perfection of its
assimilative principle assigned to it a divine
character, and thus anticipated prominent truth
of Christianity. Plato taught lhat love takes
away one's being in himself, and transfers it to
the party loved.
A traveler in the East was lately going beyond
the Vaal river, when a lion, alarmed by the ap
proaching wagons, made off from the side of the
road, and in its haste to escape, disturbed a hen
ostrich, silting. The enraged bird, starling
from her nest, rushed after the intruder and
dealt him a furious kick with her long and pow
erful lee, which so disconcerted the king of
beasts, that he never ence turned, but fled in
Hi'MBoLTon Table-Moviho. The Silesian
Gazette publishes a letter addressed by Alex
ander Humbolt to a friend who has applied for
his opinion upon the supposed magnelical Phe
nomena of table moving, which lias been de
scribed in several journals. The veteran phys
icist remarks that it is always easier to destroy
u false theory than an inaccurately apprehended
fact. lie then adverts to a long series of psu
edo scientific discoveries which have been made
WILSON & I3R0TIIERS,
WltOLtSALC AND KtTAIL DEALCBS 1ST
Hardware and Cutlery,
Sign o f t li e H i g Padlock,
Ws are now
tides in our line at SI. Louis prces. Our stock, (hours.
not so extensive, combines as great a variety as any
store of simi'ar charactei In the State. Having,
largest Wholeialc Establishment in St. Louis, wa are
enabled to del)' competition either in price, quantity,
or quality. VVe enn tnrnish Merchants from the coud.
try a! St. Lou is Wholesale Prices, which will relieve,
them from the payment of freight, insurance, comnia.
sion.&e. Among ourexiensive sicca ol Hardware will
be kuiid the following articles :
f. . . 1 1. - - ... V .. . . f.. . 1. a ...Jl.. '
OCIIIICB, lc, uaj-iwm i mi names, ICJinS
snesds, hoes, spades, fliovelj, try, straw and grass
knives, te. .
Cut, wrought and horse Nails. Collins', Hunts' I,jD.
, miiu uiimijuiis wav.t, int., iniveia, auv.
ers, locks, latches, holts, butts, hinges and screws,
lp, trace, nailer ana nacre caams.
4. it is iu ill' and Carpenters' Tools.
Gun barrels, locks, doubble triggers, ribs, butt
pieces, guards and boxes, and a general assortment of
tools and trimmings.
Plains and saws, every variety, adzes, hsnsssn,
batchets, and other articles in the Carpeoter'aliii.
Fin pocket and table cutlery, razors, shears, butcher
We also have the PATEXT CHAIN Pl'MFI,
which we will dispose of lower than they can be ob
tained anywhere in the State.
We invite a call, as our store is the largest and best
in Hannibal, is all it Iooks to be.
Is. 11. We have removed our store from Its former
location, which was near the City Hotel,. )o Ihe fine,
large new Building, lately erecte'd by Mr. H. W. Cel.
lies, on the south. east corner of Mam aud Bud streets.
Hannibal, June 5, lH55.---(wly)
wards Methodists and Methodist preachers.
To the new Church just completed and dedica
ted in this city, his payment was over twenty-
one thousand dollars. Uu the day of dedication
alone, it amounted to 8 or $9,000. And now i Central Railroad Company, and their particular
he has another plan, which whether executed iricnds interested in the IWtliern Cross Rail
and exploded in the course of eighty-four years
iiwlion, the audacity of publishing such a fraud experioiice, and advises the table movers "to try
linnn til ntlVklif. milf pvnitA aurriri.A If ;n- ' tl.uii ..tintF tinnn ...... a rnimn.. i.ifil '
r... .... ..v, i.ui . ...v.. v..-- -J, J"'V'
uignalion. It is plain that tins forms a part of
the deep scheme resorted to by the Miclign
A curious bet was made on Saturday between
two eenllemen, while walking on the street. It
or not, is unique and captivating enough. It 1 road, for the purpose of defeating the charter
is, to build in as eligible a spot as the city can nnd injuring the prospects of the N. pics and
afford a Methodist Tabernacle, to cost not less Ilannilial road. They seek, by thus drawing
than one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Il attention in another direction, to conceal the in-
is to be capable ol seating three thousand per- disputable fact that this road is on the most
sons; aid occupied for preaching alone. He direct route from the Atlantic cities to the We.
,, .. . y, . , uer, iw I't'xwrw iH'rcus.iun rips,
unneurs t i.it two men were tulktnir. and a stranir- . , ' . . 1
t v i , i , i , i " iwiiiuiiis un.: ciwiuy-t.x miliars m
THE NEGRO HUMBUU.
We cannot term the reports of what occurred
night before last anything else than bare, sheer
i I. .11 l.- . , 1
unauuueraiea numuug, vt uuoui. one singia atom
of common sense to enliven, or give credulity
to, its unutterable absurdity.
For the benefit of the public, outsxdt of
uiana, we will, very briefly, recapitulate tht
incidents, as reported, of night before last, about '
which a good deal of talk will be had at tot
North, but the merest allusion to which causes
a broad grin to mantle over the countenaaces
of every acquaintance we met yesterday.
About 11 o'clock on Tuesday evening, a fret
negro came to the police office, and made the
awful revelation that the slaves of the city, and
a . 1 l 1 I .
oi me neignuonng parisnes, were about to rise
in insurrection in a few hours. ' Shortly tht
Chief of Police came in, to whom the communi.
cation of said negre was made known. He wu
sensibly incredulous; but finality concluded te
ar?omp't.y the negro to a house where he si
Kj:' ,u' r'uglender was lo be found.
... iioro was arrested, without trouble, and
on :.iu wort Imuid a big knife, a revolver, I
s. bre, a basr of bullets, nb.jut n pound ef pow-
er to both came up and engaged in tie conversa- . ,, , . . . ,V i .til -.
, , ' . ,i r- i , i W .t n t l ii !o ihe pol.ut iiiu c he became thor-
Hon, much to the annoyance ol the friends. Onel , i i moi.
, .! - i i ,i ' . . . i . ii ouiIi. .-emu, neijro like, and commenced'
ol the men ileMrcd the stranger to stop his talk,! h - , ,. ' . '.eu
, , , i ii- , ,. ,. , . I inakii.i.' h nnvitmt ot extravagant con essioni
und threatened o knock him down il he did not ' ,. ' i,, " . .'"
,r , , , . i as v. uu .uu ihui iuiyic us uiiy siorv in ins
stranger then offered to bet five , ,. , , , . . 3 , ,
Washikgto.i Mokvuemt. Judge Z. G
Draper, Mr. Jesse Armstrong, and Mr. Fran
cis Davis have been appointed a committee lo
solicit subscriptions lo the Washington Monu
proposes to deed il to the Bishops, placing it un
der their control, and thai of the General Con
ference. Once in four years a programc is to'be made
out setting forth the appointments to this grand
arena, on this plan; the greatest men of each
Conference, are to be detailed for one, two, or
three months service. The strangers, throng
ing our hotels und boarding houses by thousands
in the winter, will have an oportunity to hear
the "big guns" of the Church und comparing these men have it, to Springfield
desist. The stranger then offered to bet fivei
dollars that tiie gentleman could not knock him '
tern frontier. A mere glance at this map ig own, wnicn oei was at icngin ciosea. lie was
sufficient for the conviction of a reasonable 1 eieiilitically Uoutei three limes, and as he did
mind, although ihe important lines of road run-! "ot r,?e Jr !l,e, rurth ,cMo llie Wlnner
ning east are emitted entirely. The Great I waIkeil1 off V'c, ,noey leaving the tnighly
Westean Railroad, which will soon be extend- fal!e" !St- LouU ltelligencer.
ed to Decatur, and doubtless from there to La- T1C je;Uinie Deans will be withdrawn from
Fayette, Indiana, connecting at that point with 'the Keokuk packet line for the present. She
continuous lines of railway to New ork and I win d on ,er arrival to the docks lo be length
Boston, is represented on this map by a small eliea anU wfte finiislie-J she will be one of the
line running lrom napies wirougii " jacHson, as i faste6t boats afloat. Intelligencer.
We passed through this town last Thursday.
Il is one of the prettiest towns in the Slate, and
is now improving rapidly. We noticed a num
ber of new Louses goirg up, all buill in a hand
some and substantial number. The new Bap-
tUt Seminary, now being constructed, is a large
und fine looking building. There are three
schools in Palmyra, each of which numbers
over 100 scholars, some fifty of whom are from
St. Louis, Quincy, and other points abroad.
The remains of Arthur Spring, recently hung
in Philadelphia, were stolen from the coffin, be
fore burial, und a log of wood and some clothing
substituted. The circumstance created tome
excitement in Philadelphia.
The stomped post office envelopes may be
looked for sometime next month.
the performances of the clerical with those of
the theatrical 'stars;" nnd who can doubl to
which side the award will be given?
THE ACCIDkNT ON THE ERIE KAILROAD.
We have already mentioned the fact
of the explosion of the boiler of an
engine on the Erie Kailroad, near the Sus-
(iiieliannaii depot, it nanpeneu on tne lutti
Five person, 'ill but one Irish, res
The policy of the Michigan Central R. R. Bhoadwav, New Yobk Elevated Side-
Co., which is the "head andf'ront" of this whole walk and Railway. The project is ngainj
affair, is to prevent such a connection with the agitated in !New York lo construct anelvatedi
Great Western It. R. as will tend to draw off iron sidewalk each side of Broadway, on the
nny patronage from the Military Tract Road, level with the second floor of the houses. It is 0 probability and possibility, a vast amount of
built by tlicin as a tributary to the Michigan to be sustained on columns, with a foot-way gas will be expended; and we do net think mutk
next to the buildings, and a railway on the out- popularity will be acquired. In the first pliee
ctilo 1 1, A frail, a t. nn 11 n nr ...a Af ll,.' .1 1rt 1 . ...1..
...w ....... .v inn uu .11. iiui ui in , me wuoie aiiair bears on us lace unmiarnkah a
insurrcciiMii was drawn out on paper ; that
twenty -five hundred negroes were engaged in it;
that the city wasjo be aitarked at three difler
ent points ; thai he was on his way to Carrolltoi
to meet one party of the insurrectionists ; that
another party was to assemble below the city;
a third somewhere between the city and the
lake; lhat they were to take the Powder Mag.
azine on the other side of the river; attack tne
United States Larracks; take all the arsenals:
seize the gun-smith shops; rifle the Mint; plun
der the banks; raise the devil generally: ahathit
the firing of the cily in different quarters, wis
to be the signal of an universal saturnalia of r'rsl
From these wild stories, altogether destitoti
i. i -i i-.
Central ; and it is idle to suppose that they will,
in any way, encourage the construction of the
' ; Quincy and Meredosia road. Recent develop-, street and down n the other streets to be marks of absurdity, utter and unmitigated. In
Kiem j .I. rlparlv show tlint flip, nref nrwteil norm in- ' crossed nn iron arrhea. anil sfninuni-B w ittiin I Iia ; I. A .1 il. , l .
i j , i i j I b 1 j - 1 me icluiiu, uicio ma uiny sixteen or eigntc el
near Uy, nnd win w ere on inc lender, were , tion8 n,l subscriptions to that road never exist- buildings to connect the lower with the upper thousand slaves in New nrleana o..r nf ,,.
ed, but were got up for the occasion, in order to1 sidewalk. At the upper end of these sidewalks! lation of one hundred and fifty thousand souli.
influence thu legislature to reject ihe rike 'and the battery, arched cross ways to be thrown In the third, it is an insult to our people to iinv
County Charter. Their whole project has fa!- across Broadway, connecting the two tracks. pose that much less than one seventh of negrois
len to the ground, and whether our legislators The construction, it is supposed, will render , could scare, run, conquer and plunder a city
can be longer deceived with such flimsy pre-j the second slory of the houses nearly as vlua-1 like ours. In the fourth place, where would ts f
text remains yet to be seen. j Lie as the first this iucreased value is estimat-1 the United States soldiers when the negroes
If any regard is to be had for directness of j ed at some fifty millions, while Ihe cost of the , were taking the barracks and arsenals with 1
route, tiie convenience of the traveling public, work will be only about three m illions. The ' bo .vie knife, a saber, a revolver, a pound if '
and fair, honest legislation, the Pike county i proposition is, for the property holders to con-! powder, a bag of bullets, two silver watchu,
cuarier snouiu uu pusseu ai me next session ol siruci tne worn, anu tane uie uinounl expended 1 und two boxes of percussion caps? Whers
I n biiip 1 in i.iv liiii .iii .i i
The National Intelligencer confirms the pur
chase of Mount Vernon for $200,000, by a
company of Northern and Southern capitalists,
with the reservation to allow the Government to
repurchase. The remains of Washington ore
never to be removed.
The long drought threatens to produce short
cotlon and corn crops in Alabama.
We notice in the Columbia Sentinel a propo
sition for the meeting of the editorial corps of
Missouri, for the purpose of establibhing and
regulating fixed rules for the government of
llieir profession. It is an important move and
Miould be carried into effect with as little) delay
at possible. Warsaw Review.
A airailar movement hai been proposed by
seme of the Illinois papers.
KMcatReocKEB. We are it, receipt of
several copies of the Knickerbocker, published
in New York, by Samuel liueston, at $3 in
advance for single copies ; two copies for 13 ;
three topics and upwards $2 each. It contains
a great variety of interesting mat'.er. No
magazine ii more quoted from than "Old
killed, and four others wounded. The fol
lowing is a des.:riition of what happened
to the engineer, Mr. Aunolu: Intelligen
cer. His head was cut completely olY from the
throat at the under jaw, leaving nothing
remaining but the base of the .skull near the
cervical vertebrae. The face was not dis
figured in the least, and the head fell upon
a henp of wood nnd stones with the coun
tenance facing the dreadlul scene. Here
it sat, as if he were looking at the road from
behind a concealment. His little son, a lad
Later dates from St. Petersburg state that
the Emperor's course en the Turkish question,
111:11 .Mai-!,l1u rm,rr..,a,1 Tl, 'P. .-I.. I
f i . i c I -"--, uwiiiwicu. Alls A UIKa UllU
of about eleven years of age, who w Greek, in Syria generally approve the Emper-
wounueo, nisi recognized it. ana said,,,,-. C0lirse. an(i voluntary lubacrintinn.
"Here 8 my father," at the same moment
placing his hand upon the face, when, hor
rible to tell, the head turned over, and a por
tion of the unfortunate man's brain fell out.
Mr. Arnold leaves a wife and six children.
The peop'e of Michigan have declared in fa
vor of the Maine Liquor Law by a majority of
10,000 voles. Detroit voted in favor of it, giv
ing a majority of 300.
Elevated Bank Notes.' President Lewis,
of the Mechanics and farmers Bank of this
city, showed us yesterday two one dollar notes
on Clark's Exchange Bank of this eity, elevated
to twos, line was done by the pasting opera
tion, and easily detected ; the other evidently
by some ocid.'iend the figure "two and letter
"iwo" iubstituted, which can only be detected
by close observation and a knowledge of the
pii'.es of the e-ne'i anil two's. Springfield
Mimco. Some very curious information
resetting the jeculiar condition of allaiis
in Meaico lias reached us by telegraph.
Triangular fights) between the soldiers, the
police und the citizens were i f common
occurrence at I he capital. tt the nighi of
the l'jth tilt., the, dead bodies of three sol
diers were picked up. The papers slate
that the French Count, Itiousset de Uoul
bon, having done good service in fighting
against the a lininistiatioii of tha laie Pres
ident, Aiista, is coming bud; and, will be
made towards purchasing arms.
The latest advices are considered decidedly
less favorable. A messenger has been sent
from St. Petcrsburgh to Constantinople, with
no discretionary authority, but simply carries
the Czar's demands to the Porte in regard to
Menschikofl's ultimatum, und gives the Porte
eight days to reconsider, or take ihe consequen
ces. In the meantime the Porte is nreuarin?
! actively to defend himself 40,000 choice troops
I .1: -j . ii-.i. ii.. ti
tire icauv. turn uuccicu 10 uu&cK tne iiussians 11
they attempt to cross the river. Mustafla Pa
cha offere to raise 200,000 men and march
against the Russians.
At presonl tho Ottomon forcee muster 139,
000 regulars, a fleet of 1,500 jruns, besides si
steamers and twenty-two smaller craft. The
total land force organised is 419,000 men.
Satisfaction hai been accorded to the United
Slates Minister respecting the imprisonment of
Consul King at Alliens. Liverpool papers of
JJ-Bcforo the days of the teetotallers, a
neighbor of Mr. Bisbee law that gentleman, al
an early hour of the day crawling slowly home
ward on kis hands and knees over tho frozen
"Why don't you get up, Mr. Bisbee ! Why , employed by ihe government.
.Juii I you gel up una Walk." said his neigh
bor. "I w-w-would, b-b-but ii's so almighty thin
here that I'm a-a-ufraid I shall b-b-break
A bad workmaa is accustomed to qnsrrel with
Mrs. Stowe had for a fellow passenger on
hnr outward trip, Mr. Justice ILliburton, of
"Sam Flivk" notoriety, who played off all man
ner of tricks on her; the Judge actually harrow
ing her feeling by produ-ing ns a proof of
southern cruelty, a razor strap, whi h he vowed
wa nude of nigger kin.
The New York Express of Wednesday week
"The woik of removing the machinery of the
Ericsson was completed last evening, and this
afternoon she is lo be 'towed 'from her dock in
Williamsburg to the foot of Thirteenth street,
N. Y for the purpose of receiving her new and
powerful engine, and other machin:ry, nearly
all of which is in readiness to be placed en
board. The shaft, bed-plates and water wheels
uro the only jwrls which have been retained in
her. The owners ure confident lhat the Erics
son will be in readiness fur sea the first of Sep
That people should spend hundreds of dollars
annually in visiting sulphur springs is one of
those follies which we could never unravel.
Why waste the contents of a pocket bosk on a
jaunt lo Sharon when a beverage equally as
pleasant as the one obtained there could be
made by chopping up loco-foco matches, and
mixing them with bilge water? For five dol
lars we will furnish a person with a receipt for
making all the more celebrated waters of the
country. For the sparkling offerings of the far-
famed Cjngrcss springs, we offer a very cheap
substitute drink weak orl pickle out of an
old boot. For further particulars, address Edi
tor of the Dutchman, John afreet, New York.
N: Y. Dutchman.
Cruelty to dumb animal, is one of the distin
guishing vices of the lowest and basest of the
people. Whenever it is found it ia a cer
tain mark of ignorance and meanness ; an in
trinsic mini, wlncli all the external advantages
of wealth, splendor and nobility cannot oblit
would be the citizens when thev were firinr
the city, and plundering the mint and the banks?
There are not three thousand able bodied negre
slaves in the city seven-eights of whom would
die by their masters and mistresses before tnej a'
would see karm befall them not one in twenty
has the slightest knowledge of the use of anu
and yet these were to blunder a citv. sad
massacre its citizens, who, in suck anemerrsa
cy, could, in two hours, raise twelve theusead
armed menl A more preposterous islea aever
entered the minds of granniei, either ef tk
masculine or feminine gender.
There was no danger, there his beea neoW ?
ger; there will be no danger, nor can there I
any danger. The slsves of New Orleans art
too well off, too happy and contented te think i
any other lot.
New, mark "how plain a tale" shillputal
thii humbuggerry down. The negro man, over
whose terriiie declarations so much fuss km
been made, was undoubtedly a suspicious eksc
acter, deserved arresting, and a most exeaipk-rf
flofrging. Thai's all. Like all petted and i
dulged negroes, he became spoiled, took t
oririKing g:iininng, and all other vices, disos-
The Oregon Statesman savs there nre no miul ed his nias'er. pilfered from him and has
holes in the roads in that country so dcen Imt fr "me time Iiiborinor under mania netu. d
. r, . i .. . .i i .
j black Buahdil, overflowing with pot valor, .
' lO"David Fender 'popping the question'
in a letter, 'concluded thus: "And should
you say 'yes,' dear Mary, I will truly be
your D. Fender."
that you oan ride a mule nround them!
A forward and talkative young man is not
very likely ever to become a great man.
The enchanted mountain in Texas is nn im
mense oval rock 300 feet high, situated about
80 miles north from B.tstrnp. Its surface is
polished, and in sunshine dazzles the beholder
ut a distance of three or four miles. Those who
ascend it have lo wear moccasins or stockings,
and like those who went up to Mount Horeb,
must put off their shoes. The Comanches per
form their religious rites on this singular hill.
In Boyle county, Ky.,on the 3Ut nil., by Kev. Piof.
W. M. Scott, i;i;OKUK R. UKEKN.of Sunt Louis,
Onueily of Huumbal,) to Miss EI.IZABK1H O
1 Ai.Bor. ilsnghter ol A. 11. Talbot, of Hovl.
In this city, nn (he night of the S2d insl.. Mis. AN.
NA K. MILLER, consort of Too. b. Miller, of Ihii
as great a liar und coward. Il ia the emphaus
opinion of those who know the negro welltb
his statements ut the police office were the mrt
ebulitious of a drunken delirium. '
What a "lame and impotent conclusion," to
what was intended to be a terrible) affair.
Missouri State Mutuai Fire and Ma
rine Insurance Conuianv of St. Louis.
Clilal JOO,ooo, aud constantly
PEN lire Tolicies isauel, and Term PtlitiM tea
any period from 30 days to six years. A
B. I). Page, s M. Edgell, J. 8. MsCuns,
C. SiiBtfley, R W. Alexander, K. Wymaa, -T.
W. Hoit, c. II. Peek, I). A. January.
' 8. M. EDGELL, PresiSeob.
H. P. tUroN, Treasurer.
K. B. HoMts, Korrelary.
iriHO. R. MILLER, Aisnf, Hannibal,
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