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TERMS: One Dollar," if paid In Advance; if not paid within Six Months, One Dollar and Fifty Cents; if not paid within "TwcTvg Months, TWO DOLLARS
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l'UULlSIIED BY O. CLEMF.NS, ON HILL STREET, NfiAlt MAIN, A FEW DOOItS WEST OP SGLMF.S' IJUILDINGS;
HANNIBAL, MO., THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13, 1853.
VOL. X-NO 40.
t THURSDAY EVENING, AUG. 11, 1S.V.1.
' THAT FLaO,
Our neighbors tf the Courier complain that
wo attempted to sell llieif flag for two dollars.
Thus publicly accused, it becomes our duty to
enter upon an elaborate and careful defense, to
show that no unfairness was intended.
Application had been made to purchase our
flag. Ours being missing, and seeing one float
ing out of the Courier's window, we concluded
that must be it. Thore were one or two circum
stances that militated lumewhat against this con
clusion, and contributed to raise doubts in re
lation to tho validity of our title. 1st. Ours
was silk, while upon examination theirs proved
to bo cotton, ond very common cotton at that.
2d. Ours had on it a log cabin and cider barrel,
painted thirteen years ago; while theirs was set
oll" with a bright red eagle soaring in a white
' 6ky, studded with brilliant blue stars. 3d. Our
"flag was large ; theirs looked like a striped
'pocket handkerchief. 4th. Our flag had a doz
n rents an.l holes in it ; theirs had only one,
end tint not occupying over one-third of its su
perficies. 5lh. Our flag was burnt by the fire
which occurred in this office sumo two years
Under such circumstances, appreciating
the difficulty of nroving till, it seemed proper
to sell cheap. If it was their flag they were
never likely to have any use for it, except lo
hang it out at half-mast at the next c jngrcssional
election, and if it was ours, wc preferred having
"o brijht new one for that occasion. If it was
'ours wc had a right to sell it ; if it was theirs
they had no business to keep it, and wc deter
rained if they would not sell it we would ana
to a min who would lake it clear ofT from the
: I,, ,., ,c,. would not be again scan-
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dali.ed by l.oofoco rejoicing, so far as that
fact could be made apparent by the melancholy
looking red eagle, and his nest or blue slurs.
TTi- n .:n.T Vl,i . in
Tl' The editor of the luincy Mngsas lo
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the editor of the Springlield Journal :
If Sprin"lield wants a connection with Sanil
Josenh. she cm l'7 it tlic iounesl byway ol ,
This looks like a threat 0r further opposition
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tutlic Tike county road, lilt Qamey has voo
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many iniercsis in Illinois m tuiuum i.......
mike her resistance much longer effectual.
:,...:;Z r "ro,,,ii,. which will be
rr tit- f I'.i.rt in k inti v l nrnis neil us u uu
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found interesting. It will be seen that a largo j
amount of grading and curbing is provided for.
This will so much improve the appearance and
.,inu. ,.r the ritv. that, the Council de-
jHl-ar-uu.i-..-.. J '
gerves the special thanks of the public for Ihe
movement. The city has never been favored
with a Council that better understood or was
more prompt in the adoption of measures to pro
jnule the public interests.
One or the projects discussed in the Cincin
nati papers, is the tunnelling of the Ohio river,
tat Louisville, to accommodate the Railroad.
Others present the more feasible project or an
elevated bridge which shall not interfere with
navigation. The wants of trade bring into re
quisition the highest engineering skill.
H-T A few days only will elapse before the
laying of the T rail between Springfield and
Naples, will be completed.
There is an establishment at Harlem,
Now York, forlhc manufacture of railroad cars,
wholly of cast iron.
In North Carolina, four democrats and one
whig have been elected to Congress. Districts
not all heard from.
A dispatch dated Nashville, Aug. R, says:
Returns complete from IJS counties, show a
whiir loss en Campbell's majority of 1,100.
Upper East Tennessee to be heard
Johnson's (dem.) chances are the best,
lalure is whig on joint ballot.
PlIII.MlKI.I'UIA, August 8, 1 M.
Deaths from Yellow Eever in New Orleans,
for the week eliding 1st, OUSt.
There are now cases of unmistakable Yellow
Fever at Mobile.
raragraplis lioni the I7ti Meicuiy, of llie lotli.
We understand that Mr. M. A. Violet! , of
Florida, in ihis county, committed suicide, while
under the inlluence of liquor, on Monday even
ing of the late flection, by taking a large portion
of opium. He leaves u wife and a number ol
' Marion Township, Monroe county, )
, August -lih, 1N.VJ. )
Messrs. Editors of the Mercury:
1iPln.tdreedrl circumstance we have ever be-
. Ll l I , . Min nt 1 rt ut'ni'Sti
held On Yesterday, while the lamiiv oi janies
ll n in was -it dinner his house was struck
w'th li 1 tnin"' which lore down the chimney to
7,...nh,r and killed his dail'diler, Eliubclh
r V r i n 1 vouiic lady or about lo
y.unarino, o ! i h j
r 11) years ot ..,.....'.., ut the same block 2! on Market street; luts.l and 5, block .draft resolutions, wlitrciipoii the following reso- I momentous feature of this movement, its reli
Uiiiikeril, a prommi k )" h - . , , , ,. . , ., 5 i,ci. ,lutu,n were read and adopted: uioiis and puritanical element a feature now
time. Jiotli were uu ug in . ."' "V .
VJkct nf tlirt flllllllvr.
N mm others iniureu. :
1MIIIO ouicrs iiijiiiiv..
4,,,. ...,, r...iiii,.,i tlml when we are in the
W 11 U Ifllllll l u.
midst of life we are in death.
We understand that the county court has de
termined to order nn election to test the sense or
the neoiile. as to how tho county's subscription
to the railroad ilndl be raised, whether by taxa-
tion or sale of count v bonds ; and whether the
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fcounty will aid $50,000 lo her present suu
aoription tho vote to be taken sometime
-The luUst ue j'rom Europe say s that the
iWliirh difficulties urn cWsidcicd bcttled.
TELEQR&PH TO NAPLEf .
The people of Hannibal paid A00OO for a
branch liue from (iuincy to this place. At first
11 was mucn used, but fell into dmise when it
became less reliable ond speedy than the mails.
The Courier now suggests the building of a line
to Naples, which would have tho advantage of
being a direct liue, connecting with Eastern
lines. The Courier says :
We have lately received a letter on the sub
ject from a gentleman in Springfield, who has
had considerable experience in running tlie
wires as well n in ntlmr lniiin i.m.n.ni.,1
therewith, and who assures us "that a line from
Hannibal through via Barry, Naples, Jackson-
villa and Springheld, to Decatur, and connecting
with eastern lines, or Terre Haute, or some bit
ter point, would be the best Telegraph stock in
the West." Our correspondent further says :
" I am nware Hannibal once had nn office, and
know all the reasons for discontinuing it, and
have, I think, a correct idea, as near as may be,
of what the business of a telegraph station would
ho tl...r,. Tim m.i will i, M iinn t :.. .
little more than the same length or line would I , ? U ,l nat 1 18 5lrfet missioner be
cost almost anywhere. Two river crossing. 'tt,,d " her,cby nd req.i.red to let
would have to be made is the reason. Subma- ,hre ."t,ract. 1.or1,he i"".0,-11," we,t
riue crossings only are fit to be useJ-in fact no i""1?,01 M ,B,reet' bc,twcen Hl" aJ Bird street,
other is now used. Seventy dollars per mile s i""' lmvl tl,le ",n? "T ,racl,,cb,e1
what linos are being constructed for in the north I ec: 2m.L That ,w 1 "" s,xly tIaJ" rnf,(er tl,e
f 11,1. Sti.m. ,,n,ir T hi l..i ..r i:., K'lttenng is completed, the owners of lots on
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from ,, ;b , , Nai.lcs. could not be made lor
less, and the river crossing would require more. l"'" be ""Y "e Hereby re-
A pood crossing at Hannibal will cost about live .I,l,r,eJ ",,1,out I ? r'"' . r '
hundred dollars." giado and pave the sidewalks, in lront of their
I respective lots, in the manner ns may be direct
ion and EtATiiiRs. Wc understand that a e.l lv the city Engineer, with stone, brick or
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(siii-uimi ii oi jjj iku i,;v was aumiiiisicrcd lo an
'individual who had violated some of the laws
iof sound morality, somewhere near Human's
Mills, a few days ago. The delinquent was
caught thoroughly tarred and wtdl feathered
ami mi or mod mai lie inusi leave llii: neighbor-
J101"1 instanter. He "vamosed" at once. We
r? '"""" f !lle exact particulars of the 1
.anair aim nave oniy 10 say inal amiougli llie i iil-
prit m;iy i,..V(J riully ,iesurvt,; uu tul K,)t
(wo cannot approve of the way he got it. (iuin-
While a warty or twelve ladies were bathiii''
i J r
Newport the other day, the horse ran away
vv it li the wagon containing all their clothes. A
Very ii.ious horse!
Am iI 'iri..1c.l cow brnke loose in New ork
'.v on Monday and put all the evening prom-
enadi rs to llight. She ran to the C ily Hall
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i mn, niin, a liiiiiui i-vuui iliiic pl'lU'
i .mi r i i B 1 .
ecu, uu a ,icMcal uoy seized a rope, and las-
soed the tow, for which act of skill he was '
'mounted on Hie shoulders of a couple of indi-
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poo!, was burnt at sea, July 7th. All hands
PROCEEDIXGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL.
Hannibal, Aug 8, 18.r)3.
A quorum of the members being present,
On motion of Mr. Gano, Mr. Dowling was
called to the chair for organization.
The clerk being absent from sickness, Mr.
Gano was requested to act as clerk to the pre
sent meeting of the Council, and requested to
call the roll of the members present and absent.
PiirstNT Councilincn: Dowling, Gano, Mar
gin, Westfall, Si hncidcr and Settles.
A i) si: nt Mayor bclmes; Uouncilmen: Unec
Vac-ant 1 Councilman from 2nd Ward.
On motion of Mr. Gano,
A7.sutY, That a Mayor wo cwi be elected to
fill the office of Mayor, at present vacant by
absence cT the Mayor from the city.
On motion of Mr. Westfall, Mr. Martin was
put in nomination, and having received a major
ity of the votes of the council, was duly chosen
Mayor pro trm.
Whereupon, Mr. Martin took the chair.
Committee cm Ordinances reported the fol-
ing ordinance, and on motion read a first
An Oiidinanci: to enforce the improvement of
rerlain siu'ewalks in ihe city.
A7 II Ordaiitrd, by the city Council of the city
of Hannibal, as follows lo wit:
s;.-,. U Tl,.,i vh. i-..:!. th.. ciilteiiiifr nod
em tin" has been laid and set complete, the own- j has excited very general attention, and much .to four thousand milts of road. From ten to
ers of The following property be hereby notified ; interest is felt all over the West in its resullj i fifteen thousand tons of cast iron, and a large
and required to lay ihe sidewalks on the same, ias upon it will, for the present, depend the lamoimt 0f 0,hCr stock are used by lliese cstab
wilh the materials, brick, stone or idauk, it. the 'construction of a direct communication between i , , ... , . . ,
manner as may be directed by the Street Com- all the roads lying this aide of the west line of 'ment for '.hi. yearly production,
missioner, w ithin sixty days from the publica- Indiana and Illinois. "" Froih CUna.
lion of this ordinance," to w it: 'Co lay the side- The case was ably ar jued on both sides. On p,0in the North China Herald, May 7.
walks on lot 1, block S, on North streets lols fj iht part of the Mississippi and Atlantic Rail- Their moral code the insurgents call the
and ti, block S, on Second street; lut 1, in block road Company, by Hon. Edward Sanford, of this "Heavenly Rules," which on examination
.'!.'!, on North street; lots -1 and f) in block 111, nn jcity, who, says tlie Chicago Democrat, "occu- proved to be the Ten commandments. With
' Hill street; lots l and f in block '22, on Hill mid pied the court about four or live hours in one of .proud humility, and with the glistening eyes or
f;h streets; lots 1 and 8 in block on 11:11
street, and lots 1, 2, 3 and -1, in Lhn k 21, on
Fourth street; lots 1 and 8 in block 2'J on Bird
street, and lols 1 and 2 in block 22 on Fourth
strcel; lot 8, block 22, cm Filth street; lots
, .,1 ... 1 1. 1 . i ......1 t 1.., t. ) ! ...1
street; lot 8, block 22, cm l ilth street; lots 1
and 8, block 31, mi Bird street; lots 2, 3 and 1
in block 3, mi Fourth street; lots 4 i.nd 5 in
i.iiiii iiiock oi, on iira .ue..,
in block 113, on Fourth street; lots 4 i.nd 5 in
block on Bird street; lots 1 mid 8, block 30,
on Ceni re street; h-l 5, block 17, on Cent re
Mre.-lj lot 5 in block 21) oil Centre street; lot. 1
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.iiai uei sirrii, i" i o. ...... ........
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kel street: 101 r, oiock 11, on .h.um-i Mit-n,
ot 8. block 12. on Market street, mid b
ots 0, I
il if the
nml 8. in b ock 12. on I lur.l street, unit
i ,1.1 o .H rs of said lots lail lo lav the said side
I ..-..IL- viiibin the sixlv davs aforesaid, it shall
'he the duly of the Street Commissioner to pro
coed and have the said sidewalks improved uc
!..,ir,lii,a to the nrovisiolis of ordinance No. (28)
- . revised ordinances of l!"if2, uud proceed
10 COl.eCt tllO COSIS OV U.HI nn.w... v... 1....
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I, . . ' i0ts. as Uiu said ordinance
lio owiirs of sin '
(No. 2S) directs.
Si:c' '-r 'l'Lc puUiualion of this
,,,, le i1lffieienl , th(J owner of
! lots aforesaid, for the nuri.ose. herein .nmiinn.
,ed, any other ordinance to the contrary nolwith-
Use. 3d. This ordinance shall
from and after its publication.
Mayor pro tern.
On motion of Mr. Dowling, the rules were
suspended and the ordinance read a second time
section by section, for discussion or amendment
On motion of Mr. Gano, the ordinance was
,reaa" a l','ru' lime Uv l'l'e fr """1 passage
Said committee reported the following ordi
nance, and read a first time.
Am Orihx Anee to provide for guttering, curb
ing, grading and paving the side walk on (he
west side of 3d street, between Hill and Bird
I - , f " " , " r , y
.r Hannibal, as follows:
Jlc it Ordained, by the city Council of the cily
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l ie.,aid .we,t .s.id,i of Tl.,irJ s,ri'et' wi,I,.in tlle
I Src. 3d. If the owners aforesaid of ilia lots
.aforesaid fail to comrdv with the second seel ion
of (his ordinance, it idull be the dutv of the
'Street Commissioner to proceed to make the iin.
provemcnls aloresaid, and apportion the costs
(hereof among the owners of the said lots as is
required by ordinance 2S, in the revised ordi-
nances of IJsjJ, and said apportionments so
made shall be and constitute a special tax upon
the said lots, and shall be collected as provi
ded by the said ordinance No 'JS, in the book of
revised ordinances of l!S.")2.
Si:c. -It li. This ordinance shall take effect
from and after its publication.
layer pro lan.
j On motion ot" Mr. Dowling the rules be sus-
',1PIllleli nnj,he orJiuitnce reod a second time,
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i sect ion by section carried.
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uL vj.uh., mo uiu.h.hb.i; nu
read a third time by its title, and passed.
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nuisances through the cily, and on motion,
the street commissioner was intructed to hoc
the same abated.
The city collector made a report that he had
collected of the revenue, since lust report, as :
Licenses, $ 58 00
Wharfage, 100 50
Tines, 5 00
Taxes, U52 US
Hay Scales, 7 125
On motion, oi.l
red to be received and filed.
Committee on Finance made a verbal report,
That the Bill of Exchange for $G,000 00 bor-
rmvpil (rum :tt V;ilin r:i. W.is due nn llio
'rn,i-jh ins) unJ recommend that the council I
borrow for the present from the said bank,
.'1,000 00 at sixty days, and appropriate the net
, l"-ceeds or the said amount borrowed to pay-
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balance collected by the 10th inst, and hand the
iiame over to T. R. Selmes, who is payee on
said bill or .G,000 00.
On motion of Mr. Westfall, the report was
received ond the committee instructed to pro
ceed as reported, accordingly. Passed.
On motion, council adjourned.
The very important quo warranto case before
the supreme court of Illinois, involving the right
of the Mississippi and Atlantic (Terre Haute
Louis) Railroad Company under the
eneral Railioi.d law of that Slate, to construct
their road without application to Ihe Legisla-
..ue, where the rifil.t of way j.as been secured
was argued at Ottawa. Illinois, on the 1 Si li and
1 Uh Ju v u t.. before a ful bench. This case
, me most learned ami eloquent arguments ever
submitted to a Court." At the close, the Court
'promised an early decision, which is expected
there in a few days. i'ew York Tribune
1 BAILKOAD MEETIBO.
I lln tl.p 'V'tl n'l u .......llu i.iiinln.r ill iVr rtli;
On the ult., a goodly number of the citU
ens of Macon county met at Georgetown.
! v.,. hj ,
ens or Macon county met at Georgetown.-
iSicrling Colter was called lo the chair, and
;( ieorge Palmer appointed Secretary. Tho ob-
: j.-cl of the uieeli, g was explained l.y Dr. Mc
i,;imi (0 t-ulir annointed a coinmittee of six to
: i , Tll:l, r.,(, ,.,.. mbsprihe not less
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.Missouri naiiroau, ami inai ine coiiiuy couri
itsearlicst convenience submit the proposilicn
- the neoiih' of the county.
! 2nd. Were il not fur the stock already sub
- 'scribed in the Hannibal and Si. Joseph Railroad,
- ilhe meeting would propose one hundred thou
sauu uouars as siock iu ine ionu .iimuuii ran
road. , ,'j
I I ii.irflnt.v nT llii. snnnil iiTiliA uhnVM
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trffoiuiiiins, iv appears vuai niucon uuiimj nu
i concluded to retain her Stock iu the lIanni'yM
ordkl."c9'lMl',! ioi'Tl1 !u,1fl.)aj. '
FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 12, 1853.
ANOTHER HEAD OFF.
Last Wednesday Capt. Carson, by order of
the Department, delivered over to the Postmas
ter at Palmyra, his official papers; books, keys,
&c, pertainir.j tn his office as mail agent for
this district. Who his successor is, is not
known. Perhaps', ai Captain Carson has about
rid the West of mail robbers and defaulters) the
Department may think that no successor is ne
cessary. 1 lus is " proscription lor opinion s
sake," with a vengeance ; this cutting off the
head of the most efficient mail agent the West
as ever had.
3j A letter of invitation, signed by the
Benton men of this section, will shortly be for
warded to Col. Benton, requesting him to deliver
a public address in this cily.
The Courier seems to be astonished that he
should be expected to have the temerity to ven
ture here, while Col. Davis, of Palmyra, is only
twelve miles distant I We hope, however, that
if Benton should come, Col. Davis will consider
his age, and not be more severe with him than
ho may think the welfare of the country abso
lutely recpiircs As we should like to hear
the old "Buffalo," we suggest to tho Benton men,
that they persuade Mr. Dvis to remain at heme
with his thunder, and then accompany the letter
of invitation- ith" a private note, stating that the
terrible Colonel will not be present. The Cou
rier informs us that Benton ran away from Jas.
S. Green, in 1819. But as Mr. Green will not
be present, and Mr. Davis cau probably be per
suaded lo stay away, from respect to Col. Ben
ton's nge, we do not think the latter need bo
afraid to come here and make n speech.
The editoof the Catier denies that "the
Benton and Jttnti-henton strength is about equal
in this district." He confesses that his denial
is founded on so unsubstantial a thing as a giica.
23" Recarltly a paragraph appeared in a Chi-
cnjio paper, in substance as lollows
AlOTurR"l'ur-cl!,, rile Comty Raihottd.
We understand that while we are endeavor
ing l conklruct a railroad from (hicnge to
Wuiney, lo secure llie IraUe ol that section of
lllii.n;. r v.ii..i.. nr: : .i. c.ii..
nuiiirimi mosiuuh, uic oonui-
ern Michigan railroad is contemplating a con-
iretuuii wiiii me iiuiiiiiuui aim oi. j osepu ran
...III. it :l. i i i . . f , -i
;road, by promoting the construction of the 1'ike
county railroad thus divcrlini? from I'hieairo a
lliirirt' additional amount of trade and travel, and
operating upon (iuincy as a "cut-off."
The truth is, that not less than :200,000,000
in railroad stock is interested in the building of
that short forty miles in Pike county, 111 ! Nu
merous railroads, from tho Mississippi lo the
tlantic, would be materially affected in their
businoss by its construction.
The Courier thinks the Benton ranks will
not be increased, except by recruits from the
Whig party. Benton's strength has increased
or late, and that not by Whig recruits. The re
cent election of Lindley, and the fact that there
are now four whig Representatives in Congress,
proves that the Whig strength is incicasing, in
stead of losing by deserters.
Enraged at Lindley's election, the Courier
shouts "War to the knife!" against the Bento-
nill,18 So 11 18 war ,0 ,ne knife,' but ihe
point is at the breast of the Antics, and ihe han-
He is in the hands of the Benton men.
To Correspondents. Letter frein W. N.
M., of Shclbyville, containing names of new
subscribers, received loo late for this week's
The business of building Locomotive Engines
has become an important branch of domestic in-
dustry, and is steadily growing in magnitude.
According to an estimate made by the Railroad
1 jourui( there are probably no less than one
'thousanJ locumo(ives buiIt yearly by the shops
sufficient to stock from three
-gratitude, they point back lollie laci, inai ai uie
'beginning or their enterprise, same four ears
jngo, they numbered bill 100 or 200; and that,
.r.xcept for the direct help of the Heavenly Fa-
Iher, they never could have djno what they
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It would do mure for eur commercial inter-
ests, should Ihe insurgents succeed, than hun-
dreds of ships and reginunts
We have thought it advisable to dwell, in the
first instance, mainly on the most striking and
'.,h.,.n,l livmul nil doubt, bul which the nrevious
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! ..i;... r ,..i.i f.ii-.Mrrn.T. u. 1 nun. t hem
vum j .....
ai 10 regaru wuh me grrmesi HMviiisiourio , n nm
to incredulity, in an'v body of Chinese. The in-
.urgent now hold INaiikin, teraied ny mem
"Teenking Heavenly capital." Cnin-kiang and
V angchow; and are lor ine preseui uusiiy en
- jgged in strengthening and increasing the forti-
- ucaiioui ui mew o.i"
The Chinese merchants in San Francisco
;v".) tho purpose
itfciahtiw i.-r -vi, rioe j:j;ul;
Proceedings ef tn Board of Dlrscfn of ths Hannibal O" Selling whisky Is like firin shet into d
and 8u Jotooh Railrond. In regard to a Ke-Sarroy. I ,,, . .... ? , . ' . . . ... , .
Mr. Shorlridge offered the petition of A. W.i"0wd 5 eithct dc4th ot lnl"T7 ,,keIr r.'
riournoy of Linn, and John McAfee of Shelby j,ie f"""g fre tin morning's Quicy
praying for a Re-Survey f the routo through j Whig, is alt instance of dcalh produced by iell-
Shelhy, M aoon and Linn counties
Mr. Shorlridge offered the following rcsolu.
Resolved, That the Engineer of the Hannibal
and St. Joseph Railroad, be instructed to cause',ime ne"r !? mfielJ " county, was eonft
are-survey to be made connecting with the
present line, through the counties of Shelby,
Macon and Linn, on such route as may be dc -
of said counties may appoint, within the limits I
-.f,..... ...w,., . T irantj
of said counties respectively : and that the west
cm intersection of said surveys shall be at or
east of the town of Chillicothe.
Mr. Stewart offered the following amendfttnt
which was adopted :
Ymvt AnA Tri.it firar alinll tin! t.n hinAa
a.v.iui. , lit.. L-i.i .i . j Kiinii uu. yJ v' iiiuuv tin-'.
would not affect the title of the Company to the
lands granted by Cnntrress
Ayes Stewart, Talbot, Boyd, Corby, Graves
Nays Thompson, Likcnan and Shorlridge.
The resolution, as amended, was then unani
mously adopted. Blooinington Journal.
Cbhtbal Railroad at Cairo. The work
of laying the track of the Central road in the !
vicinity of Cairo, was commenced last week,
and is progressing rapidly. A locomotive for
the road was received at that point, a few weeks
since, and is now in operation, carrying out ties
and rails. The track of the road is to come
down to the intersection of the two rivers, and
circle in each direction entirely round the town.
A large number ol hands are constantly em
ployed upon it, and when completed the em
bankment will cost not less titan two Bullions of
dollars. Quincy Whig.
EE-SURVEY HAHNIBAL KAILXOAS;
We have learned, in addition to what has been
published, that the Board of Directors pasted a
resolution, while in session at Hannibal, order
ing ihe contractor to put under construction, fif
ty miles, additional,' at each end of said Road.
This wilt reach tlie Vicinity of this place; and,
if done at once, will defeat the re-sttrvey. The
effect of the proviso, which will cause delay,
and the immediate sub-letting of fifty miles
more of the road, as now located, will inevita
bly dcTeat all prospect of a favorable issue upon
the proposed rc-survey. filoomington Republi
can. SATURDAY EVENING, Al GUST 13, 1S53
HANNIBAL AND ST. JOSEPH BAILBOAS.
Livingjton County Swamp Lands.
As we appear lo havo been the accidental
cause of bringing down upon Ihe Livingston
county court an avalanche of complaint and
abuse, from certain dissatisfied individuals, we
will make a brief statement of facts. Sometime
since we published a statement that Mr. Thos.
R. Bryan had come to Hannibal, authorized te
invest the swamp lands belonging to Livingston
county as slock in the Hannibal and St. Joseph
Railroad, for the benefit of common schools in
Livingston county, at the rale of .f 1 25 per
acre. It seems lhat our statement was the first
intimation the people of Livingston county had
of the mailer. Dr. Isaac W. Gibson, the Com
missioner appointed to select the lands, imine
diatcly commenced a series of publications, dc
nouncing the court for its course. He asserted
lhat there wcro G3.000 acres ot land, worth
double the amount for which the court was
desirous of disposing of it to the Railroad. The
court reply lhat commissioner Gibson had told
hem there would only bo 35,000 acres, for
which he offered $20,000, deducting ten cents
til it is ascertained from the proper Department!, ,, waSon n!a tot ftni before the soa, whe
at Washington, that a location on such li ne f "1,os J on 'P01- Jhey lited together, aad a
an acre for his services as commissioner, and. means for its speedy construction can easily be
giving bond bearing six per cent, interest, with commanded. Mr. Bucklin represents that lead
good endorsers for the remainder. He urged,ore. U to,be found Wnitir ef Grand river;
, ., ,, , . , ,'snd crude copperas (sulphate of iron) on ene af
that it was all they were worth, and said that.e tributarie. f llu.ci. Fork. M.rl f .
the mass of Ihe people believed the cost of drain-
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ing ami reclaiming woum excecu ine value oi ui vuo nruon. nyurauuo iimesiene also 0
thc land. When Ihe commissioner made these cUr l various points along the route: . .
.lavement, he considered himself under oath. L Bllt Jh" ,nUre,.t of J".B i"
, ,the fact lhat it i. on a direct line with the Great
Wc recite these charges because commissioner, Western railway, passing through M or ran and
Gibson in a late reply does not deny them. lIow(Sangamon Counties, and extending to Decatur;
remarkably they contrast with his subsequent end thence east, to intersect the r.ads from
avowals that there ere G3.000 acres of swamn' Hos,on: New York, Philadelphia nd Baltimore.
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Hands, worth 150,000, invested at half price as
, . , ., ui""11" nuuiiKim fiiu only
stock in the Hannibal and Saint Joseph Railroadltwo degree, of nortking; brie ef which 1. absti
When his statements were made in court he was
in market as a purchaser; lie was afterwards," cum.rT iv cousiucrev axireiaary
made by the court to feel the psngfrof a disap-P,robble thut4le I Railroad mllst take O.i.
. . .. . . . 'flirection, at the obstacles, as at pteseat knowa.
pointed speculator, ll was a singular overs.hiiare on ,hat rou thsn a;y n,
on bis part, thai in Ins anxiety to be avenged, opening of a road through Pike county, on
upon the court lie should forgel the very vul-jline from ft a pies to Hannibal, which ie eerteid
nerable nature of his position. Another cause at no x"f distant day, would place ui, ia this
, ,. , , , . . ., . , ,i . part of Illinois, in direct communication with the
of dissatisfaction was probably in the fact lhat ,, , . ' , , ,, -1
, , . Atlantic oh the East, and the Pacific on the
he demanded ten cents an ocre for his services. iYetla Consummation most ardently to be dei
as commissioner, while the Ciurt refused to al-'sired. .... i
low him more than had been allowed in Rayl We should be glad to make a more extended
county, which was one cent an acre. It is no-:rcrerenc Mr- Bucklio'a report, which ie
i i .i , i ,i , ,uln prepared with great clearness, and btesenls facte
liveable in this connection, also, that 03,000 J, r .... , j- . i .
' ' in a manner mote than Usually direct and con-,
acres seems like a verj large quantity of swamp ncil)g( but ipace wili Bl)t ptriBit al Ae preDi
and overflowed land to be found in a county time.
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having the reputation of Livingston. However;! "etake occasion, however to any that we
ihe court consulted with venous pt-rns besides "" much rralilied at the cheering prospect, of
. . i r .i i- the ilamubal and Sti Joseph road, and hope it
commissioner Gibson, a.d finding the prevailing be ,reeJly rroecuted to completion! to
opinion to be lhat ihey were worth very little, !geiher wilh all the lyikl ahd .VtenioJ tieteai
omC even suggesting that thry would be well
old at twe niy-live cenls an acre, the court con -
eluded te make the oiler they did to the railroad
: T'acifio railway. It probably originated from
Vti,i.(iw Fi'.VER.-f-Thflt. Louis papers huve a member of the cabinet, and is at least semi
New OYleaiis dates to the 3d. Tho fever raged official. It knock the breath out of all the
ata terrible rate. The total number of deaths
pi if.r the week endlrg Punday, Ut, was tM-,
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1'iVBlCttWi, Wereel VfJlow lever,
ing whisky :
Wm. Holborn, Sr.; who has resided for a short
n.,ueu lo ja, yesieruav, on char of killing
I m m. noioorn, Jr. ineparticu
'a" of thf ,ad ".nair ai are a
ifollowsr tlie parties came tii Oiiinov m Th.ir.r
, w " ,uao 01 winch were sold. On
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their way home a quarrel took place betweeif
them in reference to the money realized by the"
sale. We learn that the prisoner statee that hi
on demanded the whale aetouat, and that he got
m ui mo wagn aau iiruci nil rather with a
piece of rail. The father kept oH his war witH
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"'0 "o ne yaraf ins inner, who had
armed himself with a shot un fir4 Tin
ere only about two rod apart, and About i
hundred and Cfty shot struck the yoilHjr, maa in
the body near the heart and in hie arm. Thirf
was about G o'clock, Thursday evening, and he
died at 8 o'clock. Two magistrates met .at
Bloomfield early yesterday morning, and aflfcr
an examination, the accused was contained to'
After the committal and while ea his way
to Quincy, he asserted the act waa detta ia self-'
delence, and expressed deep regret lhat the af-
fair had occurred. We have heard, however;
lhat he told the physician whe attended ea hie'
son, that he was glad that be killed him.
From what information we can (rather,
can come to no other cotclusle lhaa that aW
affair was aa aggravated case ef murder ceav'
milted in cold blood. We would htpe fee tlrf
sake of the prisoner, that It may preve ether
wise. Holbotd add his soft wcr eririullv frM
England, had resided in New folk fef sand
time, and have lived here but a short period:
The deceased was about thirty years of age, aad
was loomed uiu a tew momns sipcuw
Since wrrtini the above we learn that whisk
was the foundation of tills sad traeedt. Maav
of our readers Will hate surmised t rntlch be
fore they reach this paragiaph:
33 The Postmaster General hSs reeeatlV
given a der.'uien that the new postage enveloped
must be used as a whole, otherwise they cannot
be received. In other words, the stamp from at
government envelope cannot be taken and plaeecf
upon another envelope and past the department
in payment for postage:
Qoestiox and, Akswem. " What shall wa
do with nil the Grain that it now required for
.i;.i;iii..tf, .1 - m t ... .
iuic,iu3cu caviiier wniie jMrniua
was speaking at Cleveland the other dav. "Feed
the drunkard's wife and children With it thej
have gone hungry lonj enough," responded!
Barnum. The querist hauled ofTlo renair dam
ages, and let the speaker proceed without far
mer interruption. L. x. Tribune.
A camp-meeting for Palmyra, llydesburg arid
Hannibal will be commenced en the 26th inst.:
oh the ground formerly occupied for that pur
pose near llydesburg. Hucksters will not be
allowed to sell food or drink.
HAKNniAL AND IT. JOUPK KA1L6aB.
Through the favor of Mr. Starne, secretary
of state, we are in possession of the report ef
Mr. Bucklin, the chief engineer of the road;
made to the directors ot the company in March
last. Had it fallen under out notice at an earlU
er day, we should undoubtedly have given it our'
immediate attention, as many interesting facts'
are presented, well worthy of consideration.
The length ef the raad, as surveyed and laid)
out, from Hannibal to St. Joseph, ia 202.4 miles:
The route varying little frem a direct east ana
west line, and passing through a rich and fer-
tile countrr. Th rt1w.tnt nt .? tk vuS
j, 25,000 per mile, and it i renreseated that
'aerior quality exiit in abundance ia the vallet
r .L- . i : . u.j l: ir . .
.Lalended rrom ftt. Joseph it would reach the
c..,,v ... t J u...4.i. .:.v il
luteiy necessary by ine topographical feature4
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iary toput 0t latter place id direct Connection,
jwilu eastern iitiest-Slate Register.
The Wellington Union has eonie out tinei
'nuivocally aud most vigorously in favor of the
coiutitutionui . i. We .hull yet see the
or curs taking thei?.. hw it
i.l . m r. . ft hi
from H.'tiiiib.l tvf
(lie t acmr,,- ,