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HANNIBAL DAILY JOURNAL.
TERMS Of TMS 'DAILY JOURNAL. IaAdvanoe, . . . . $a f or tint month. WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 93. O. CLEMENS, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER. HA1TNIBAX A1TD KAPLK8 BAH.E0AD. Forty mile of Railroad would place North Jlissouri in close connection with St. Louii Chicago and the Eait through that city, Louis ville, Madnon, Cincinnati, Wheeling, Pitts burgh, Cleveland, &o; in short, with all the principal railroads of the Union. Five miles, at twenty miles an hour, would take the traveler from Hannibal to Springfield. From Springfield to Terre Haute a railroad is being constructed, and will soon be finished ; we may therefore put down six hours as the time on the 120 miles between those two points. From Terre Haute to Indianapolis, about 75 miles, say four hours. At this city eight Rail roads centre. From Indianapolis to Louisville, about 120 miles, the time would be six hours. Thus the time between Hannibal and Louisville would be about twtnly-one hours. On the fast est boats, and in the best stage of water, the trip cannot bo made from Hannibal to Louisville in less than itvtnty hours, even when, as is not by any means always the case, passage from St. Louis can be immediately procured. The connection is now complete from Terre Haute to Louisville, Madison and Cincinnati, and through Cincinnati with all parts of the Union, by railroad. Railroads are progressing rapidly to completion which will eonnect Naples with all the Eastern railroads at Chicago. There is already a railroad in operation from Chicago to Lasalie. From Lasalle to filoomington is a section of the Cen tral Railroad selected by the Company to be made first, and which in a short time will be finished. The "Bloomington Extension" of the Alton and Sangamon Railroad, which will con nect Springfield with the above mentioned seo tion of the Central Road, is also being built rapidly, and will soon be completed. Supposing continuous line of railroads from Hannibul to Chicago which there will be the transit would be made in about twelve hours two hours to Naples and ten hours on something over two hundred miles to Chicago. Now the journey is performed in from three days to a week, accor ding to weather and wutcr. In winter, the traveler who starts from Hannibal to St. Louis may calculate on a disagreeable trip, occupying on indefinite length of time say two days to ten, ac cording to weather and roads. With a railroad to Naples, the distance could be made in ten Itours, or eight hours less than the average time of our fast packets. From Hannibal to Springfield would require five hours, and five more from Springfield, via Alton to St. Louis. Is not the Hannibal and Naples Railroad of vast importance P Consider the mighty stream of freight and travel, that, collected from both ides of the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, will drain all Northern Missouri; added to by a railrod from St. Joseph to the northern boun- dery line of the State j and by another passing over the rich toil, and through the future popu lous and wealthy Territory of Nebraska ; run ting out west three to fire hundred miles by the inevitable necessities of tiade; with scarcely less doubt stretching on to the base of the Rocky Mountains, and almost surely still farth er to that land of vast plenty bordering on the Pacifio Ooean and the recipient of trade with rich China and the East consider the greatness of this stream of trade and travel, pouring along the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, and then consider whether it is worth while to be at the trouble and expense of filling up the short gap that divides this point of crossing the Mississip. pi river from every other part of the Union ? If Pike county, in Illinois, Hannibal, in Missou "ri, the Naples and Sprlngfiield Railroad Com pany and the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad Company are not enough interested in that ahort but important railroad to build it without a charter, under the General Railroad Law of Illinois, how in the name of wonder are we to know when people are interested in anything P 22" The quicker that Road is built the bet ter. Cheapest and Best Writing Ink. L. T. UIUTTINGHAM II BRO. are now maim- factoring Black Writing Ink of a superior quali ty, which they sell very chaap thirty cents a dozen cones, or five cents a pir.t. Steel pans may be left standing in this ink any length of time without corro ding. P. . At wholesale, tbey will j:Jl it at $10 bar rel. mch-23-dU Mr. Editer bf the Hannibal Journal I was present at a grand Plank road meeting of the citizens of Frank ford and vicinity, on Saturday the 19th inst. There was considerable discus sion on the matter in relation to the utility, plan &o., of the proposed road. It appears there it at present a warm feelling existing to embark in the enterprise, notwithstanding there were present tome one or two of the Louisiana tribe, that could not for their lives tee how men of common tense could or would embark blind in such a speculation j it can never profit the stock holders, &c. Now, if the Hannibal and New London com pany can consistently open the books to con tinue the road on to Frankford, the ttock re quired to conttruct taid road will be taken in two weeks, as I heard several gentlemen of that vicinity vow that they would take $500 in stock, provided, however, that it it made a joint ttock company from Hannibal to Frankford, and I would tay if that can be done, the Hannibal and New London company would not and could not lose anything by to doing, for they would in crease the travel on said Hannibal and ISew London road to over-pay the stockholders en the south end, for there it a large tcope of country in and around Frankford that would undoubtedly come to your city instead of Louisiana. The people want it, and I think the Hannibal and New London company would do well to take the matter into consideration. I expect this idea will be suggested or. the fourth Monday in the present month by some one of the delegates from Pike county, as the incelinrr adjourned to meet in New London on that day. ' expecting, at the tame time, to meet their Hannibal and Ralls friendt at that time and place to discuss the matter. Yours, 8tc, A SUBSCRIBER. March the 22d, 1853. A Man Host; In Hew Jersey. Samuel T. Tread way was hung last week in the Salem Jail, New Jersey, for killing his wife. Treadway died very penitent, and declared that he shot his wife without pre meditation. He was 42 years old, and had been mnrried since 1912. lie fought in Mexico during the late war, and had sev eral times seperated from his wife. lie was (of course) a drunkard, and that led to quarrels, which resulted in his wife's hav ing him put in jail for whipping her. When he got out he shot her dead. On the gallows, Treadway said, "I attribute my ruin to two causes first, tu disobedi ence to my parents, and secondly to the ruinous consequences of indulging in intox icating liquors." About 150 persons wit nessed the execution. During the greater part ol Monday night previous to the exe cution on Tuesday, the prisoner was en gaged in prayer and praise. He ascended the scaffold with a firm step, wearing a smile upon his countenance. The body was suspended about throe quarters of ail hour, during which the doors were thrown open, and hundreds of persons viewed the remains. INTEMPERANCE. The great railroad from respectability to ruin mankind the oniy freight: the devil its tuperintendent the board of exoise its directors rum sellers its engineers and con due tors tippling shops its cars distilleries its locomotives prisons and insane asylums its depots and station-houses; itt track built on bro ken heartt and ruined fortunes. With the help of a iust God. and the Maine Linunr Law. we'll annul the charter, and discharge the conductors, engineers and director! ; reverse the steam and save the freight, (i. e. mankind.) One of the counties of the State of Con necticut, ("as we are informed and believe.") boasts of a judge, who though poorlv in- lunnuu wmi mose nine rennemenu usually . ...:.u i i i !. . . ' uici wmi iii pousiieu society, is un cnerget ic, shrewd man, and a promising lawyer. A neighbor of his, some weeks ago, was about to give away his daughter in marri age, and having n deep-rooted dislike for the clerical prolession, and being deter mined, as he said, " to have no infernal parson in his house," he sent for his friend the judge, to perform the ceremony. The judge came, and the candidates for the con nubial yoke taking their places before him, he thus addressed the bride: "You swear you will marry this man?" "Yes sir," was the reply. "And you" (to the bridegroom) "swear you will marry this womanf ' "Well 1 do," said the groom. "Then," said the judge, "I swear you're married! LtvniekerDocker. . . MAT AHDEE80ITI MARRIAGE. OB, TUS LEGEND Or BLMFORD. (Continued.) Too toon Anderson found reason to repent the selection he had made in choosing a son-in-law ; and poor May had cause to suspect, that she had listened to protestations of love which were "false at dicer's oaths." Ashford was "disturbed from its propriety ;" and a house where quiet and comfort had reigned before, became the haunt of the drunken and the dis solute. Remonstrance from Mr. Anderson was met by indifference or insult, aceording to the mood in which Musgrave chanced to be; and hit mild and patient wife had her gentle reason ings coarsely repelled by the savage to whom she fancied she was wedded, and heard tho bru tal declaration from her husband, that his heart was in another land. Heart! tho ruffian had none. Ono morning the wretched girl was summon ed to her father's closet, and there found the old man booted and ready for a journey. "Close the door, May, although we have no reason to dread listeners for it is scarce two hours, as they tell me, since the beastly revelry of Mus grave and his blackguard comrades terminated ; and, for half the d;iy to come, their drunken slumbers will continue. I am bound for Edin burgh, bent thither on important business ; but it were an idle waste of timo unless I receivod thy assurance, that thou will carry out the ob ject I go there to execute." 'Alas! my father, my misplaced love has em bittered thy declining years. Ask anything of me j breathe but thy wishes ; and as I hope for patience in affliction hero, and miroy in a bet ter world hereafter, thy commands shall be re garded by thy daughter as second only to those issued for her guiiunco by the great Author of usalh' 'Enough ; I go to make an alteration in my will. I possess the power of leaving thyself ab solute mistress of all I have earned by honest industry. Ay, from that park which Jock Ploughman is turning over, even to yonder pigeon which i cooing on the dove-cot. All, May, shall be bequeathed to thee; and all I ask from thee is a promise, that thou wilt retain them in thy power full, unchallcngable, absolute power. Dole to that bad and wretched man w hat may seem to be good to thee ; bnt mind the last wishes of a father the injunction thou promised sacredly to obey. Let neither threat, fromise, or persuasion, induce tlieo to give thy msband authority to slay a chicken, or even cut a berry-bush.' 'All this and by all my hopes of mercy! I undertako to do,' replied tho daughter. 'Then God bless and protect thee ! I wanted thjs assurance, for I go to do un act that pru dence demands, mid which some whispering at my heart tells, will nevertheless prove unfor tunate ! Once more, God bless thee !' he said strainod hit weeping daughter to his bosom and in a minute or two the clatter of a horse's foot upon the paved court-yard, announced that the Liord ol Ashford had departed. 'Angus,' taid Mustrrave, when a brandered fowl had been removed, and which was rather calculated to produce thirst than abate hunger, from the hot oondimentt the cook had intro duced, to stimulate unduly stomachs of men whom debauchery and excess had rendered in sensate to healthier and simpler viands, 'past the claret. What think ye of this sudden move ment of the old carl ? It bodes ut little good, I trow.' 'On that point you may rest certain, Mus- grave. llow teels the crirlr' 'Intractable at the devil himself. Her very nature appears to have undergone a change,' wat the reply. 'When 1 rose tint evening, saw an empty nurse upon the table ; and re membering that the Jedburgh race and the Kelso cock-hshtt come oil next week, and supposing mat we must be there'- 'Supposing!' exclaimed the Highlander. Cot dam I would'na lose either for the uuld weaver's neck.' 'Nor I,' returned Musgrave, 'were that the choice between them. Well, attend to me. tent for May ; her tire-woman answered, that her mistress was busily engaged. At I had an object to obtain, I smothered pride, and conde sconded to go to her own apartment. What was my reception, truest ve P' 'Oh! tears and reproaches, of course ; and an entreaty that you would give up bad company . 1 t ; i i i ,. l uieicuj luuuuuig nio Bim avoiu iuio uours and that means going to bed at we did at nine o'clock thia morning ; and a' No, no, by Heaven !' exclaimed Musgrave, pamuuaicijf . iicHuer remonstrance wat made, nor advice offered me. She wat writing, and scarcely deigned to raise her eyet. In man, and lest in woman, I can badly brook indiffer ence ; and as I wanted a favor from her, I thought it would choke me at I expressed it. I did, however, muster words to ask her to get me twenty pieces from the old fellow. Wot ye what her answer wat ? ' Listen. She, who formerly emiled did I but notice her and when I played truant never reproached me but with a tear who would listen at her open casement, and out-watch the moon, expeoting my return and when my horse-tramp fell upon her. ear, bless Heaven that the wat once more happv' To be Coniinwd. " Letter of Messrs! Phelps and LamVt f . - CoL Benton.' i Washington, March 10, 1853. Dea Sin: It has been a custom, and we esteem it a salutary one, for colleagues id Congress to confer on matters of import ance touching tho interests of their constit uency. In obedience to that custom, and in compliance with your request, we had the honor to call upon you on the 6th Inst.j but by mutual agreement that consultation has been postponed until to-day. Od the morning of the 7th inst., a copy of a St; Louis newspaper, dated March 1st, was re' ceived, containing a copy of an nddress signed by James Lindsay, John D. Steverj venson, and 1). G. Brown, who style them- selves a committee of the Democratic mem bers of the Seventeenth General Assembly of Missouri. The reception of this address, especially as it contains a copious extract from a letter purporting to have been writ ten by yourself, taken in connection witli your speech at Jackson late last fall; the resolutions adopted at tho last Sih of Janu ary meeting of your friends ira St. Louis;, the resolutions adopted by your hinnds upon the motion ol Col. J. Lpcs towan, in Jetler son county, on the 2id of January last, and the union of your friends in the Legislature (with your upproval) with the Whig, caus ing nearly every omco in the estate, elective by tho Legislature, to be filled with Whig, compel us to pauie and consider what courso it is right and becoming lor us to pursue. We not only believo tho doctrines hid down by Jefferson mid Jackson are right and truo, and ought to be upheld, but we also believe tint the Haltimore rlatiorm is a f.nr, honest n I trim declaration of the principles which will govern' tho administration, judging fom tho admirable exposition contained in the inatigurM nd.lress or r lv . i -ii!.! . :...: i ueii. i lerco , aim cuicieiiiij iu niuiiiuiiu, niri advantageously ti carry out thoso doctrines, wi believe the old Democratic usages, and the old D?mo:ratio organization, the best possible; at any rate the best attainable during the present state of human society. Hence no new party, no new platform, at variance with the platform of tho Dcmocratio party, can bo embraced by us. Pray, respected sir, do njt mistake us. We too well recollect that you, as wall as ourselves, have been stigmatisod, most falsely, ns "Free- aouers, and no disclaimer, however socmn, woud be received as sufficient by our enemies. We see, among the actors of the Jefferson county meeting, at the St. Louis meeting, in the exit- ative coaition formed to transfer tho State of fices into Whig hands, some of the identical "Free Soiert," whose sins wo were unjusly made to bear. It is, therefore, with themne confidence we frankly state to you the doubts under which we labor, as to' the course af action contemplated. To preserve har mony and concert, we feel thai it is best candidly and fully to state those difficulties. We know that, as a JJemocrat, you would never hold a party comulta'iou with Whips; and we know your good sense and your personal friendship will always justify us in IrauUly applying to you to resolve any doubts which any pub lic action necessarily creates. For it Is only in thu way misannrehemions and wronrr lnrrm. r ren dered impossible. It would be uncandid to conceal the fact that the reading of the following sentences, so far as relates to party organixation, in your lute speech at Jackson, tilled us with pain and caused some iniseivinps : "There is another branch of abase which requires at tention that of the USUroation of alactiona. hit ...... cuses and conventions, which hat also grown up, as a rni, auu nuw tumruit ueuny an elections, lion President of the United States down to the mrittt in-. considerable county officer, and generally without re gard to the popular will, anil with an eye to their two. urtiuige. j cannot explore mis aouse, wluch strikes at the foundation of all elective governments, uor trace it through in the States and the counties." . "Who knows, except the initiated, that the last'dem ocratlc convention elongated Itself, by appointing a committee to sit till 183b? yet they did I made a com mittee of their own body thirty-one in number-lone-' for each State to sit four years their duties slight up on the record great in the performance." , "The remedy for the usurpation of th elective franchise, is, for the people to tak0 the election Into their ,' hands repudiate' caucuses and conventions, and follow tho constitution ol the United State:! as it nrtiw stands, until amended, by giving a direct vote-to the people, and a second election b-, tween the two highest, when no one receiv ed a majority of the whole in the first one.; uener ooey me constitution and let the legit imate authority decide responsibly between, the three highest presented by the people than to submit the whole election tv Irre sponsible assemblages, self-appointed, 'ad' rioting in wine and meat, while playing a high game for tho great office which.belonr? to the people." . ,. ,.. " ' " """ "Suppmtion of-agentt, "who trade) io. iegit ration at Washington, and repudiation of cuset and conventions, which, dispose of.Hatioirial, and State oflioet, are obligatory' debts' above) party, and due to. the purity ol eiectionitjir