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HANNIBAL DAILY JOURNAL.
terms, or TSi daily jourhal. la Advance . . $9 for three month. ti SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 19, 1853. O. CLEMENS, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER. LOCATION OF THE RAJXBOAD, The course pursued by the editor of the Blootnington Republican it traceable to one cause alone Hie fact that the railroad did not paw through hu town, to the perpetual injury at the interests of the road, and at an enormous present addition to tlitr expense of construction. The country around Blootnington is rough, and it was necessary to fall three miles south of that village, in order to obtain a good location. It is unreasonable to expect every petty locality to be accommodated, regardless of expense, dist ance, or property. The counties named by that paper have been 'virtually released from their subscriptions by the Legislature, and consequently the Company hat lost nothing on that score, by the course adopted by the Board of Directors. It is true that Macon hat paid her subscription; but the majority of the people of that county are as ful ly benefited by the present location, as if it had gone directly through Blootnington, and it is they who subscribed the stock of the county. The peopte of Hannibal are universally and entirely satisfied with the course of the Board of Directors. They would not have the route varied an inch from its present location. It was the only route recommended by the Engineers, and consequently the only one that could have been agreed upon at that meeting of the Directors; and had the Board then dared to adjourn with out making a location, thcro would have been an excitement from one end to the other of the Road, which would have towered far above the "furor" of the interested Blootnington landhold er who figures so prodigiously in the Republican. RAILROAD BOOTES TO THE PACIFIC. This article is written by a gentleman whose sound judgment and practical scientific) knowl edge entitle his opinions to much weight; in ad dition to this, he speaks, to some extent, from personal observation, having once made the overland route to California. THE WORK ON THE RAILROAD Will be commenced at this end about the first of May. Two thousand laborers will be wanted along through the summer one thousand here, and one thousand at St. Joseph. . BROKE JAIL. Wc understand that Morgan and Clarke alias White, confined in the jail at New London, for robbing Mr. C. Wellman, of Savcrton, escaped lost night bj getting through the first floor into one of the upper rooms, which was insecure. There were some gunt in this room, of which the villains took one apiece. A letter came by roiul, yesterday, written on a slip of birds-eye maple. "RAILROAD OiTIOEB, . . Three rooms over Shoot & Davis1 Livery sta ble have been rented temporarily, for offices for the Directors, Engineers and Draftsmen of the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad. A poor widow was asked how she became so much attached to a certain neighbor, and replied that she was bound to him by several cords of wood, which he had sent to her during a hard winter. Itev. Thomas Fuller once said, in reference to written and extempore sermons, that he prefer red to give hit friends cold meat well prepared and on the table, to new meat warm from the spit, half roasted. "Ike." said a rusty old bachelor of the desk 'how do astronomers measure the distance to the tun?" 'Why," replied the young hopeful, "they guesses ai one-iourm uio uisiance, ami mum plies by rour. Rabbi Joshua once met a boy who carried something in a covered vessel. "My boy," said the Habbi, "what nave vou in your covered ves eel?" ' " If it wat intended for you to know," re plied the boy, it would not be covered." An honest Norfolk grazier, who had seen Richard III. performed one night, waited upon the manager, next morning, to say, that if the gentleman who wanted a horse on the previous evening held hit mind, he had got an abundance of cattle in hit meadow, anifi thould bo happy to deal with him. ' HANNIBAL AND ST. JOSEPH RAILROAD. (Concluded, ? Madam Rumor, (and this it all that the Stock holders and the community have ever '.been ablo to obtain, of the acts and doings of their agents, these directors,) has it that the. report of the Ship Engineer, is in favor of the Southern route by ninety thousand dollars. The Captain, in the forecastle, with his tpirii level, is quito com petent to decide ; his instrument is of fine scien tific construotion, being composed of a flask of excellent Brandy. But it is now eiidcntthnt the Engineers have been under the influence of Hannibal and St. Joseph, and that the main object has been to leave Palmyra out of the line of the survey, and they have done it. Six weeks were spent on the middle line from Hannibal to Blootnington, while the Southern line was run from Blootnington to the grand curve, near Palmyra in eight days. The grade lino has been raised m the scale ol the ijoulhern line, above that of the line by Shelbyvillo and Bloomino;ton : numerous curves were mado on this line where thero was no neccessltv for them. Madam Rumor has it that a much bet ter grado was found on the Southern line ; this we know is false. The elevation of the coun try is the same, and this giving out proves the fact that the grado lino has been raised in the promo scale. liy doing this, anj running near- y on a tanccnt as thev have done, hills nnd hollows to tlio contrary notwithstanding, will give data from which to show a favorable re port, on cither route. wo Know, mat. by this kind of manncmcnt the result can bo varied to suit those who con- trol it upon any two lines having the same gen erai eicvauon. This has been done before, and has been done here. The southern line has been run nearly upon a direct lir.e from Hannibal to St. Joseph, and comes wil bin about eight miles of running the whole route. Opposite to l'.ilmyra, two sudden curves tire made forming tho counter part to eacn oilier, nnu running up to Palmyra like the sides of a Church Steeple. This company has not stock sufficient tn build ten miles of this road, which they have subscribed ; one und a half millions r.re l'urn ished by the State, through the inlluenee of the pcoplo on the supposed lino ; and about ono mil lion moro given by the people, which, in ull probability, could bo realized from the grant of and. I ho means of tho pcoplo arc to bo used as engines to shatter, and destroy what property they have left. Two prominent ohjocls tire in view, by tins board : No 1. To leave out Pal myra, or lay a track across that Church Kii.pt.1o No 2. To run the road so as to ruin the Counlv Scats, that thereby they can speculate in the building up of new towns upon the very land which the people gave them. lhe new locutions they can control most ef fectually, by the location of their depots. This also, has been done before, nnd ill ho dun here. And not only so, but after building up one place so as to sell out all their lots, oilier companies have removed the Depot to another place, ana piayca me same game over again. The charter of this road is wretchedly defec tive, has been made worse, by amendment, and has not organized this coinnanv upon a iudiciou plant Ihorood has been mado to nlav a farce in politics, and all sides of a political triansle : has served as a Hob-Horse to ride into office, upon the back of which ono certain Bob Stewart has been mounted for the last six years. The action of the board, so far as tho secret conclave can be understood, has betrayed weak ness, servility and selfishness nt every step, and will ultimately ruin the road, scnuiiider the nuh- lio lands given to it, oud plunge the State in debt about half a million, nnd let the work fall jpon the State in the end, not ono tenth part finished. They have lost two hundred thousand dollars by this location. Seventy-five thousand dollars of stock sub scribed by the counties of Shelby, Macon nnd Linn, lost. And the Swamp Lands in these counties which would have been subscribed, worth at least one hundred and twenty-five thousand more; -all losttothe ruad.by the most unjust, iniquitous conduct which ever a set of men were guilty of. This board has committed a breach of faith which amounts to little less than downright swindling. These counties subscribed seventy five thousand dollars upon the condition that the road should not be located prejudicial to their county seats. The company accepted it with the condition annexed, and received two or three thousand dollars of the money. Hence, good faith requires that they (hall comply with the condition. The Pacific Railroad Company, under precisly the same circumstances, decided that good faith required them to fulfill the condition. To act otherwise is a fraud for which an action will lie to recover the money back. Although a Corporation bos neither a soul to be damned, nor a body to be burn ed yet, if its officers commit a fraud, aid the Corpor ation receive the benefit of it, it will be held liable. Tbe Cbilicotbe Convention "indicated" the county seats of these counties as being points upon the line; one Bob Stewart made a certain survey which was never reported anywhere, and taxed the people and counties with the expense and Ihev paid it. This self same survey "indicated" these county seats as being upon the line of the road. Every argument, every act and every moment has went to induce every body to be lieve it would be so , end tin impreuion was sought to be made, and so wetl did it succeed that the people seemed spell-bound. That delusion is about gine j for outseir, we have not been deceived in all this, except tlio mere location; we did not think these sapient directors were as soil as they are. But what shall be done? Give them what they de serve, llain aiier iiasn oi your aDnorrenc oi ineir ex ception; hold public meetings and resent the insult; withhold from the road all your means and break them down; this do ; never compromise with a treacherous foe, no never. They cannot build the road without you. Drive mem to the wall ; tins you can uo, ana nothing leu than this will preserve your self respect. Say we bave an indignation meeting a. Bloomington, as it is a central point j what say you? We cannot vrite any more now but we intend to Knock the tcalcs otT of this Black Fort, in (he dark folds of which this secret conclave is wont to sit, call ed tho "Board of Directors." THE TWO CARPENTERS ; OR, P AS TIME SEAL OR UNREAL. A SKETCH FOR MECHANICS. DT SYLVANUS C0D1I, JR. ConcuJeJ. Nearly three weeks rolled away, and Charles bejan to tear that Ins labors had been useless It was just after dinner, Mr. White and his men bad commenced work, when tour gentlemen cn tered the shop, whose very appearanno at once bespoko them to be men of tho highest standing in society 'Is there a Mr. Charles Bracket hero ?' asked one of them. That is tho man. sir,' returned Mr. White, pointing to where Charles, in his checked apron and paper cap was ut work. The stranger seemed a little surprised as he turned his eyes upon the youth, und a shade of duubt dwelt upon Ins Icalures 'Is your name Bracket, sir?' he asked, as he went up to where tlio young man stood. 'It is, sir,' replied Charles, trembling with strong excitement. 'Did you draw this plan r continued the stran . ttltlt 1 1 1 ger, opening a roll lie nciu in ins naiui. I did, sir,' answered Charles, as ho at once recognised his work. 'Did you originate it?' 'Every part of it, sir.' The stranger eyed the young carpenter with a wondering look, und so did the gentlemen who accompanied him. Mr. White nnd Ludlow Weston wondered what it all meant. Well, sir,' nt length said he who held the plan, 'I am not a little surprised that ono like you should have designed and drawn this, but nevertheless, you are a lucky man. Your plan has been ucccptcd in every feature, and your recommendations have all been adopted.' Tho effect of this announcement upon Charles Bracket was like an electric shock. Objects seemed to swim before his eyes, and ho grasped tho edge of bis bench, lor support. 'Gentlemen,' said Mr. While, 'I do not un. derstand this. What does it nil mean?' 'It means, sir, that this young man has de signed a complete and perfect architectural plan for the new State House, und that it has been unanimously chosen by the committee, from among fifty others which they have received from different parts of the country, preferred and adopted. 'Charles,' ultered the old carpenter, wiping a pride-sent tear from his cheek as he gazed up on his former apprentice, 'when did you do this?' 'Three weeks ago sir.' And that's what kept you up so la'.e every night lor a whole wcck. 'Ves sir.' 'There's a powerful genius there, sir,' said the spokesman of the vi.-itors. Ay,' returned Mr. White, 'and there has been deep and powerful application there, too. Charles Bracket has been with me from a boy sir, and every moment of his leisure has been devoted to the most intense study.' Tho gentleman looked kindly, flatteringly, upon the young man, and then turning to Mr. White, lie said 'lie has not onlv Given us the design, but. as you can sec, he has calculated ton uiccfVlhe till Monday, i numoer oi uticks, uio sunuce oi stone, me quantity of lumber, the weight, length, size aud form of the required iron, as well as the quantity of other materials, mid tho cost of con struction. It is a valuable document.4 Ludlow Weston was dumb. He hung down his head, and thought of the contempt he had cast upon his companion's studies. 'Mr. Bracket,' continued tho visitor, 'I am authorised by the State committee to pay you ene thousand dollars for this design, and also to offer you ten dollars per day so long as the buil ding is in course of construction, for your ser vices as superintending architect. I he first -l-H Before the delegation returned to S Charles had received hit thousand dollars cash, and accepted the offer for superintending the1 erection of the State House. Ah, Charles,' said Ludlow Weston, after they had finished their supper, you have indeed! chosen tho wisest part. I had not thought that. a carpenter could be such a man.' And why not a carpenter at well at any. one ? It only requires study and application.! 'But all men are not like yoa.' t ! 'Because all men don't try. Let a man set his eyes upon an honorable point, and then f ol-- low it steadily, unwaveringly, and ne whi be sure to reach it. All men may not occupy, the same sphere, and it would not be well if they should t but thero are lew who may not reach to- a degree of eminence in any trade or profession,. no matter how humble it may be.' ,. 'I believe you are right, Charles but it it too- late for mo to try now. I shall never be anything. but a journeyman. '1 will own Ludlow, that you have watted the - best part of your life for study ; but there it yet time and opportunity for rctnevement.' Ludlow did try, and he studied, and improved! much, but he wat unable to recall the time he had wasted. He had now & family upon hit. care, and as he had to depend altogether upon his own hands for support, he could not work, much with his mind. . ' Charles Bracket saw the buildin? he had- planned entirely finished, and he received the highest encomiums of praise from the chief offU ccrs of the State. Business flowed in upon him, and ere many years, Bhacxet, the archi tect, was known throughout the Union. When he led Alary Waters to the hymemal altar, he did own one of the prettiest houses in his native town; nor did poor Mary have to wait long: oither. There is a deep moral in the foregoing for our young mechanical readers, and we have ne doubt they have, ere this discovered it. The proprietors of the St. Louit Democrat' have bought out the Saint Louis Union, so that the publication of the latter will of course be discontinued. O'd Bullion's foes seem to be fast disappear me;. Woodbury Bank, Eastern Bank, and Bank of North America, all of Connecticut, have sus pended nccordins to Wall street reports Cin cinnati Nonpareil. Philadelphia, March 15. Arthur Sprint- was fully committed for the murder of Hannah Shaw and Emma Lynch. The principal wit ness was his own son, a lad of 17, who identi fied the sheath of the dirk which beloneed to the son, and was taken from him with the dirk' it contained, by the father. The son details the particulars of the murder, as to'd him bv his .... ...... iiiumiug micr mo luuruer ine sqn. was sent to buy a new thirt, ond changed s half-eagle, one of the stolen pieces. The fath er's trunk contained his bloody shirt, a portion of tho stains were washed from the waistbands. The elder Spring was represented bv his counsel, who under instruction from his client, attempted to show on cross-examination, that his son was tho murderer, and that he had confess ed as much to him, giving him part of the plun dcr, The boy stood the examination witheut flinching from his origiual statement. the Grand Jury will examine the case to dy, anil the trial will go on next week. PlIILAnr.r Pltll . Mnrith 1ft Tk. n 1 T r v.. . w. 4u uiiiiu jury louna a ' true bill sgainst Spring his trial is fixed for Monday. Taov, March 10 The machine shop of N. B. Star buck, together with the stock, was burned this mora ine. T.m nun. tfift Ann 13" " - 1 iv;iw, B. F. Dulton, a lieutenant during the Mex. man war, fell live stories through a hatchway.. He is terribly injured, and his recovery is hope less. named turn 1 will pay you now, and before leave, I would like to have from you an answer to the committee's proposition,' very is hope Boston, March 16 Private letters from Honduras of February 19lh confirm the accounts' of trouble on the Mosquito Coast but give no particular. , Washington, March 17 Senate. Asbury Dickens was elected Secretary of the Senate D. K. M'Nan, Sergeant-at-Arms, and immedi ately took the oath. Isaac Holland was re-elected Doorkeeper. The Senate then adjourned M. The Scientific American sayss ''We make this assertion, that in three years, perhaps less, a hot air er.gine in a ship will be among the things that were." ;. ' Ameimcan OrricuL Saiamei. Several amendments were made to the Civil and Diplo matic Appropriation bill, the most important of which are as follows: The salaries of the Vice I resident and heads of departments to be raised, to eight thousand dollars per annum j six thou sand dollars, in addition to their resent salaries, was granted to the American Ministers to Great ,am;o, opainana Xvusats to pay for nnniA vent Br 1 . i . . . F . . u,, 01)U Iour mousand additional it