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Uc 'AriVxcsbuv-g Republican, .'cbnesbag, Rpril 8, 1868.
S10 Itrt'BHCiH T1CMT
FOa ACDtTOk OEitKEALI
, w. JOHN . llARTUAKFT,
.IftWtjoiMry Co'. " 1
ton grnviroa oimfbat.:
Col. JACOB M. CAMPBELL,
0 Cutrta Cly.
BKrcBLU-A wrnt coxtejitio
Th Drlejtatct elected by the itrnnl Town
CB.lt I Ihli County 111 mm In Convention
Kta'Hiuixi IIuUbK." In Wayneiburg, on to
Urn DAY o Arnu. ui, (Tueeday of Conrt,
Tile mended to 1 he lUonbUrjin Elector of Ik-
different ownhlp, Uiat their dulcgateeleetioa.
. k n tha Haturday proceeding the tin
Mendayof A prll. or at won time anterior there-
to aa may heal utt their convenience.
. J. II. W.M.
, . Chalrraau Bnpnlillcn fount Committee,
'MVilfrcct your-a'tteiitioii cspou'iully
lo.the call n,t the head of this colmnn.
It it highly important tlmt each town
ship should be represented on that oc
casion bo thalaTi niny have a voice In
tha seWiQ of ew Committee.
Tho work of orgfmixiiig for the enm-
iMuih'M Vot before you. It is desira.
Ue, (W coon thereafter ni powiblo, to
jilace In nomination a ticket for the
.campaign. If delegates for choosing a
Committee are' hot already selected in
tilt difl'erent districts have it done by
Saturday nert, ami lc wire the met
you olect will attend.
WAt t E TOM THE ClOONF., . ,
Many of our Republican eotcm no
taries in the Slate are riled at the' pro
ceeding of the State Convention in
. adopting tho resolution that "delegates
to the National Convention vote as n
unit,.tltrough the chairman, for A. fi.
Curtin for Vice President, nnd that
the right of substitution for alwont del
egates be solely with tho delegation
from the Slate," The vote on the res
olution showed thnt two-thirds, at
least, of the Convention fiivoreil Cur-
tin', mid accordingly- it was desired to
mako it unanimous. This wc believe,
. Is party u-iage and very, disreputable,
, . at that. Wc call attention to it simply
to illustrate how "the case being al
tered" can "alter the case." A Con-
; 'grertsmau will bo nominated soon to
' ' represent the 24th District. Greene
-. County will send conferees favoring
'. one of her citizens. Whether, or not,
she can obtain a majority of the con
ference, she will insist upon her riprbt
to be heard. The result may lie dis
astrous, just as the action of theoppo-
nenU of Curtin would have been, and
perhaps may Imj yet. From the great
number of those who have taken up
the gauntlet for the minority we are
led to hope for svmpathy. And why
not? The cases are parallel. Don't
. let nshear anything, gentlemen, about
"" phrtv fealty, if the result is as stated
The hatred of fiction is only exceeded
ly that of the opposit ion, is often said,
i Wc go farther and say, when carried to
extremes, it is worse. And hence we
join in tho denunciation of the usurpa
tion of the people s prerogative by po.
litical "rings." . If wo cannot have
harmony and fiiir dealing, let us have
fair dealing without harmony. -If
Greene County Republicans cannot be
. represented in the Forty-first Congress
. wc prefer thathe tbey mig-represcn ted!
t And who ia.it vylll say "nay J" '
The contested election case of the
" 21st Senatorial District, Robinson r
Shugart, was decided in the Senate by
a party vote on Friday last in favor
of Robinson the contestant. . This was
c simply an act of justice. The murder
of the Irishman Cary, and the i false
naturalisation of foreigners as shown
by' the testimony, left no other course
" to be pursued, than that of ousting the
' nan indirectly implicated.'
.-."TriE Now York Tribune editorially
tatft '" "We have assurances from
'.Washington that General Grant finds
,it not inconsistent with big duty as a
soldier, to announce it at his opinion
i that the only liope for1 the peace of
the, country is the success of the pend
4 ing impeachment trial. He feels that
tho national security, demands tho.re
i jaoval of the President .;'!:;!
i THAT KAILBOADI
Xi'e HtbliVh a series of ceitimBnica-
tions to the 1'ittsbnrgh (mmereial, in
this weeks issue, .on t subject of a
Kailroad from Fittsburyh sonthwnrd.
Mr.G. W. Dauglicrty, whoso commu
nication is on our first page, broached
the idea and was the occasion of the
two letters published on this pge.
Our readers will observe that tho mat
ter is fully nnd ably discussed, and we
cannot but suppose elicits the atten
tion of those whose interests it con
cerns. One cowmanicatinn, noticed at
tho time hmt sinco lost sight of, reply
ing to Mr. Danglierty'a letter, ant forth
the advantages accraing tl'lttVpiirglj
capitalists hvr ignoring.' the Mi
MononhelaVBWy Tiri .a building a
rWttTalmrg the haso of thu mountains
from Uniontiown, striking the propos
ed route to Icwberne, at Morgnntown.
Asserting that the slack-water bring!
to Pittsburgh a majority of tho pro
ducts of the valley. The last state
ment we Itelievo untrue. Not .to men
tion the increased facility and "amount
of travel a railroad would nfl'nrd, we
think it would lo tinwUo lmlicv to
give the . go-bv to h town of the size
and importance of Urownsvillit and
kindred places, on the river and so
close a to be easily reached by lateral
roads. Wc learn from the Uniontnwn
Sttimhml that the Coniicllsvillo Rail
road has authority to make a road
from that place to Brownsville, and
will make it. From there the road
could be projectod to Newbcrno reach
ing out on each side and couveying
both ways to Baltimore, vki Cumber
land or the intersection of the 11. & ().
It. R., the mineral wealth of this
locked and pent up region. It ouly
remains lor Pittsburgh or tho latter
named city to put money in their pock
ets hv building such u road.
TBI IWPEA4 HMEJIT TBIAU
Cliicf Justice Chaso took Via chair,
as presiding officer of ti e High Court
of Impeachment in the Semite Cham
ber, at half-past twelve o'clock, on
Monday noon of last week, and soon
after the Managers, the President's
counsel and the members of tho House
eutered, Tho g-tlltries were filled
from an early hour as on the previous
days of impeach men t proceedings.
Mr. Ruiler, on behalf of the Mana
Iters, opened the case for tho prosecu
tion in a long speech, an alwtraot of
whi,cli is on ur oiiwiue. iio,uisvusscu
the validity of the SeiiitQ acting as a
Fmm Til' PltUburgli Commercial.
TlTTSniOII AJt SBWBER5IE. .
Prnrllrahllltr orihc Prp1 Rallronel
to Hewfcerne lu t'orauicretal Import
ante rittakar(a. ..
My attention has been called to an
article which appears in your issue f
21st hist., entitled "Pittsburgh and
Newbcrne," and written by G. W.
Dnugherty, Esq., late of the U. 8.
Topographical Engineer Corps. As I
first called the writer's attention to the
subject, and have since given tlw mat
ter some study, I beg have to add a
few remarks to those already made,
and which I entirely indorse. .Although
the subject may not benew to ma
ny of your rentiers, I have yet to heat
it publiclr discijaffcA: anirliave" very
t-TT.r"Y' . ii ....
high rxurt, the rhrhtof SeuaMflTrarely heard it discussed at all. Some
Gov Gk.vuy has velosd tho Free
Riilro.id bill passcti by the Legislature,
on the ground that it is unconstitution
al and grant extraordinary powers to
railroad companies, in authorizing
them to increase their capital stock
without limit. The Senate hasnmend
cd the bill so as to meet tho objections
of the Governor and remove some of
those urged by others. In this shape
it will go to the House and prolmbly
nass. This billreniiiresM),000 capi
tal per mile ; $0,000 must be subscrib
ed lor everv mile, and ton per cent,
naid ui before commencing operation
It is left optional whether the books
shall be kept open till the lull amount
of capital stock is subscribed; compa
nies are to bo subject to the general
railroad law of LSI!) ; roads mint be
commenced within two years after filing
of articles nnd litty miles completed in
fiveyeai'3 thereafter. Thecupitalstock
may bo increased with the consent of
the stockholders at the rate of one hun
dred per cent, of the original capital.
Companies may borrow twenty thou
sand dollars for every niilo ; branches
maybe constructed; roads may cross
at grade and at tho expense of the
crossing road ; no streets or alleys shall
be entered without the consent of the
or city authorities.
TIIF.IXTERXAI. TAX llll.l.. -
Wahhixotox. March 27. The con
ference Committee of the two Houses
of Congress hnvc agreed on the nmcn-
datorv tax bill, in relation to domestic
manufactures, and the bill passed the
House to-ciay. inis diii, which re
mits the Internal Revenue Duty now
imposed onialmost every manufactur
ed article, was presented to the House
by Mr. Schcnck, on the ritu instant,
was then referred to the Committee ot
Wavs and Means, and subsequently
reDorted back ' and passed. 'In the
Senate, it was sought to amend it by
retaining the tax on coffee, spices,
sucrars. confectionary, diamonds, prc-
The Tribune tliinka the Republicans
- are as likely to nominate Pendleton as
the DomocratsChaseforthe Presidency.
' There would be as much sense! n the
. . m a . "
due case as the ot tier, and there is no
,, more probability of the one than the
. other. : l-: . '
.' ' tuz' Election Registry Law, has
passed both Houses and is signed by
the Governor. - It will have whole
.aoeaii eflect itt' the preserving parity
of the ballot bos, ' We hope tc Jres
, i mToaacri TritBra eoprdf the bill
.TiflS ' Lwialatare ' knit filed" upon
- Aprif 14, ihstins tho day of tidjiram--
cious stones, imitations thereof, and all
icwelrv. but the amendment failed.
Finally, the Senate proposed to amend
tho bill by reducing the tax on the
products of petroleum and other bitu
minous sulstanees to one-half that
now imposed. This amendment pass
ed the House, as did also an amend
ment reported by1 the Committee of
ars and Sloans imposing a (ax ol
$2 on every 1,000 worth o'. sales of
manufactures' in excess of :,000 an
nually. " Ah additional section was
also' passed wherebv the fraudulent!
distillation of spirits renders the' distil
lery anil apparatus liable to confisca
tion, and imposes a line of not less
than ?500, nor. more than ?5,000 on
the distiller, beside .subjecting him to
linDnsonment, on . conviction, lor a
tcnu of not less than six months, nor
nior than six years.,. Axssine in is, an
arocnd.iuent was passed, forbidding the
allowance in future of any drawback
on account of Internal Revenue tux
heretofore paid on manufactures ex
ported, and which, by the operation
of this law are now teiieved from such
tax. '-. On Thursday last tho Senate
non-concurred in the action of the
House, and asked for a Committee of
Conference, which Committee have
agreed to the Lillas ameuded ; so that
now the tax is removed from all articles
of domestic manufactures except thnt
imposed oh "gas made by coal, wholly
or in part, or of any other material,
or illuminating, lubricating, or other
mineral oils, or articles the products
of distillation, redistillation, or refin
ing of traii .petroleum, or of a single
distillatioVof coal, shale, pearj aspfaal
tu'ra,' or otlicr' bituminous rJ8tance8,,
S which are; b nay one-half the tax
iftherto imposed,) on wines, toliacco,
and all nianiifacturca ikcreof. . .
to- partiacffljrlbriner imifenchment
precedents, and reviewed generally the
testimony to be brought forward to
sustain the charge. The argument oc
cupies twelve closely printed columns
in the daily papers, ,
At the conclusion of this speech the
Managers proceeded, through Mr.
Wilson, to offer documentary testimo
ny for tho prosecution the oath of
office of Andrew Johnson iu succeed
ing to tho Presidency, tho certificate of
Chief Justice Chaso to tho oath, the
nomination of Mr. Stanton as Secre
tary of War bv Mr. Lincoln and his
confirmation by the Senate, being pre
sented and read. Tho message of the
President to the Senate assigning rea-
sousfbr his suspension of Mr. Stanton
was then commenced, hut in the midst
of the reading the court adjourned un
On Tuesday tho hearing of testimo
ny was proceeded with. IhetestiniO'
ny was chiefly of a documentary char
acter and in relation to documents
connected with tho removal of Mr.
Stanton. Burt Van Horn testified ns
to the interview between General Tho
mas and Mr. Stanton, when the former
demanded possession of tho War De
partment. . He was subjected to a long
cross-examination. Tho' testimony of
Chai. Crccey, appointed Clerk of the
Treasury Department, was listened to
attentively, as it showed a recognition
by the President of the validity of the
tenure of office law.
On Wednesday tho Republicans
were satisfied with tho progress and
character of the proceedings in the
trial, At the opening of tho trial Mr.
Sumner obtained tho sense of tho Sen
ate on the question of the right of the
Chief Justitx) to vote when the Senate
was equullydivided, which was decided
iu favor of Mr. Chase by 20 to 21.
The counsel for the President labored
strenuously to have the various con
versations of Thomas ruled out, but in
all caes they were overruled either by
the Chief Justice or the Senate.
Mr. Burleigh, Dakotah, finished his
testimony begun yesterday by relating
that Thomas had declared that he
should use force to get into the War
Department if necessary, and after
wards that his arrest by civil authori
ties alone had prevented him. Mr.
Stanberry's cross-examination of this
witness was of a higher order than that
of yesterday.. Samuel Wilkinson, the
well-known journalist, gives a very-
clear account of an interview with
Thomas and tho statements of tho lat
ter on two occasions that he should
call on Grant ibr troops, and that he
did not sec how Grant could refuse.
The mnnngers show better prepara
tion than counsel Ibr the defense, nnd
no point presents itself which they do
not seem to havo forsccn.
Thursday, the interest in tho trial
perceptibly falling oil',, not ono-half
tho gallery was filled by spectators.
llic testimony rested nininiy upon the
President's nttcmpls to defeat the. rati
fication of tho constitutional amend
ment.. It was proved conclusively, by
telegrams to Southern provisional Go
vernors; that he did. The managers
expect to get their evidence all in by
Saturday night, unless somo unexpec
ted delay occurs, lhcy aro highly
pleased with the progress of the case,
and with the temper of the Senate, and
have got on thus far more rapidly than
they had hoped to do. , . ,.
Friday, the time was consumed ex
amining reporters in rclatiou to the
President' Cleveland speeches whilst
"swinging round the circle," iu 18G7.
His offensive nnd abusive language
was proved correctly reported and ad
mitted us testimony, which greatly an
noyed and disconcerted the counsel for
three yearago, during the sudden rise
of the Diinknrd Oil Region into prom
inence, and thesimultanioiis discovery
of lead and otlicr minerals in localities
farther South, I was first impressed
with tlie necemsilu of a railroad that
would connect Pittsburg with the
heart of the Southern States direct.
That it would be a great advantage
was certainly known to every think
ing man long before. Subsequent, in
vestigation Tins tended in every way
to confirm the truth of those impress
ions. Let us look at tho situation as
it now stands,
What is the position of ' Pittsburgh
with regard to the South? Simply
this, while she is the 'great manufac
turing metropolis of tho United Stntes
and destined to head the list of the
world; nnd while her manufactures
are peculiarly needed in the agricul
tural regions" tlmt lie South of Mason
and Dixon's ; yet with three-fourths
of the area of those Stotes she has no
practicable communication whatever,
save by, tedious and circuitous routes,
and by paying a heavy freightage on
all her wares. But if she wants
the South as a market, the South
needs her no less for the same pur
Starting Southward from Pittsburgh
we at once encounter the rich farming
lands of" the Monongahela Valley,
with their wealth of cereals live stock,
fruit, produce and lumber; with their
! I . i l'
11 on, on hiki lewi , nun n prunpuui ui
more valuable minerals, developing
nnd yet to bo developed ; and, nnd as
a crowning item to the whole the in-
exliaustable. rendily accessible, and
almost incalculable supply of coal. It
is one thing, I know, to read the ab
stract calculations and reports, and
quite another to traverse this entire
region, as I have done, and see thcre
ality. I am convinced that if the cap
italists of Pittsburgh could see the ex
tent nnil importance of this region, in
stead of rending about it, it would not
be many days until we beard tho sound
of the pickaxe, nor many months un
til wo were startled by the scream of
ths locomotive all along this Val
ley. Passing through West Virginia we
have along the entire route, a country
abounding in lumber stock, fruit, pro
duce and minerals. Reaching New
bcrne the proposed terminus; we tap
the East Tenncsse and Virginia Rail
road, and from thence have direct rail
way communication with all the
Southern States, with New Orleans
and cities of the Gulf and South Atlan
tic seaboard. I have before me the en
gineers report of the survey of the Ten
nessee and Pacific Railroad, which isa
direct route from Knoxvillt' to Nnsh-
ville. cutting off one hundred milerf of
distance, nnd as the report states, des
tined to mako the shortest lino from
Norfolk to Memphis, ami thence to
Guvainns on the Pacific coast, via the
proposed Southern route of General
Fremont. This enterprise to which a
liberal amount of State aid is offered
and which has good prospects of a
siieeuv completion shows that our
"Southern brethren" are getting fully
alive to the necessity of the times, nnd
that Northern enterprise will soon find
a competitor and a rival from that
quarter. This direct concction will be
of material advantages to a road from
This new route will also add great
ly to the develop incut of Eastern and
Middle Tenncssecr This country was
not adapted to slave labor, and hence
was passed by as worthless by the do
votees of the "sacred institution."" It
is but recently investigation has prov
en this hitherto negiected region,-to
lefcnse, they having relied upon shut
ting out a great deal of the proof by
which it W-as .oxpected to prove the
tenth article. The stories telegraphed
in variousdirectionsof defection among
the Republicans and of a sufficient
number to vote against conviction to
secure acquittal are wholly sensational.
there aro no signs ot such rosujt ap
parent to those who should lie able to
ascertain thein, if there were any foun
dation at nil for the report. Thcro is
but little ground ' for believing that
any considerable number of. Senators
will countenance delay, as a motion to
adjourn until Monday for rest, was
defeated by a decided majority. : J '
.Is tho Pittsburg court of quarter
sessions, on the 31st ulL before a full
bench, a decision in tho case of George
B. Vashon, a colored lawyer, was ren
dered. Voshon, some ti me since, made
application to be admitted to the bar.
The case was argued at the time, and
excited considerable interest among
the legal faternity of Pittsburg, but no
decision, was given until Saturday,
when his adinision was refused, on the
ground that lie . had not produced a
certificate of admission from the courts
of which he claimed to be an original
member.', ; ,. V : . .
Tub Union Pacific Railroad is com
pleted to a point twenty-seven miles
west of .Cbeycnnej ana within four
miles of the highest summit on the
entire route. The number ..of,; men
employed in. that' scation is 8,000. ,
bo unsurpassed for- stock-raising even
in iexas, and it is claimed by intelli
gent men, who can give good reasons
for . their claims, that it is tho bm
fruit-raising ' section in' the Union,
without exception. General Jackson
once remarked that "the time would
come when this would be the: garden
spot of tho United Stales." Its min
eral advantages aro equal to any part
of tho ' Allegheny range. . A direct
road to Pittsburgh would thro-v all
these advantages into her lap.
In short the whole country within
two hundred miles ot iSewbcrno is
setting, and will lapidly fill' with
Northern eraegration. : This is the re
gion that contains the loyalty that must
eventually, spread and leaven the
wholo South; - While this ia boing
done the industrial interests of the
South will grow to such proportions
as perhaps the most sanzuine would
not venture now to predict and then
the timo will be when all can plainly
sec. mat aireei communication,- wim
tho most practicable TOutc,: if not the
only one, will beViathc Monongahela
But it is asked, is not the expense
too great to incur now ? I answer no
for thefollowing reasons i " ' 1 '
1st. The land owners of the Mon
ongnhela Valley eould afford to donate
enough money to build their portion
of tho route, if railroad stock was
worth nothingand from the increase
in tho value of their land alone,' they
would realize one hundred per . cent
on their donation. .t ; ' ;I ..
2d. As the route traverses thq en
tire lernrth of the youne and euter-
prisingjState of West Virginia, could
well afford to build her portion of the
route, and would bo well repaid for
the capital invested.
3d. And finally, Pittsburgh could
make a good investment by building
the entire line, because she would al
most monopolize the the trade alluded
to ; and, as at first ' remarked, be
cause it will be to her a commerciul fi
Ii. IlAnnoD Bell.
Flatwoop, Fayette Co. Pa.,
, : .... March 27, 1868.
TotheEdilor of the Pitts. Commercial:-'
' I see in your paper l&nreh 21, a
liVuH Srwm G. W. Daugherty, showing
up to the inhabitants of Western
Pennsylvania the utility and great ad
vantage (especially to the city of Pitts
burg! of a direct communication con
necting the North and South by means
of a railroad leading from Pittsburg
toNewbern, located on the Virginia
and Tennessee Railroad, in Pulaski
county, Virginia. Mr. Dauglicrty is
correct when he says the prospect is
sufficiently flattering to enlist not only
- .. w .. .. . . .!
the money ot the capitalists, mit ine
enterprise of the manufacturers of
Pittsburgh, and I will add all Western
Pcnnsylvsuin. ' There is no difficulty
in this route. It has a natural grade
to Fairmount along tho Monongahela
rivr, passing the nourishing towns of
Monongahela City, Brownsville, Mor
gnntown, &c. j thence a nntural grade
of tho Tigarts Valley rivcrto the M ingo
Flats in Randolph county,' passing
Pruntytown, Phillippi, Beverly, nnd
Huttonsvillej thence, over a table
land of five miles to Garwood's Big
Spring then a water grade of fifteen
or twenty miles , then crossing another
table land from three to five miles to
Stony ereek,'n tributary of Greenbrier,
passing on tho route Huntersville,
Millpoint, Frankfort, White Sulphur
Spring, nnd Lewisburg. to Pulestine;
leaving the Greenbrier river, cutting
across,' a corner Of Monroe county,
tapping the New river at or near
Pack's Ferry; passing on tho route
Union, Rocky Point, Urey ouipnur
Spring, and Ccntcrville ; tbenco up
New river, passing the Salt-works and
Plaster Banks, to Newborn.
So far as tunnelling, cutting and
nil;.,,. a nniinariiml it. u-mild lie an casv
lllllllg IJ VUHM.l". J
undertaking, when compared with
the leveling of the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad or therennsyivanm enirai,
simply because there areeomparatively
no mountains or taiJie-iainis io cross.
All that is necessary for mo to say
about the richness and fertility of the
country through which the proposed
road would pass is that the entire r"outo
from Ueverly, in Knndoipn county, io
Newborn, in Pulaski county, is tho
best of limestone land, save hero and
there it narrow belt of freestone. Even
the mountains oh the East and West
of the proposed track have the limestone
.1 .!-- u i.i - i..,:..,.
io near ineirmiinimi, uiuo gi. utuy
the natural grass ol the country
It would bo unnecessary for nio to
stop here to recount the vast amount
til lllllieruiil UOtl UIIUVHHIIHH i.iw.iiiv.-
tions of Monongalia, Marion, laylor
nnd Barbour counties, that would natu
rally flow to tho city of Pittsburgh.
Passniff on to Randolph county, the
road would naturally follow the base of
tho Cheat Mountain, said mountain
lioincr from three to four miles to its
suniniit,thetopof which iscomparative
ly level, nnd from ten to httecn nines
broad. This is densely covered with
yew pine, which seldom fails to attract
and remind the traveler of the cedars
of Lcljanon, far excelling any forest I
ever saw for lumber and shingles,
equalling if not surpassing even the
best vol low pine. The length of this
forest I am unable to determine, but I
think I would lie safe in saying fifty
miles, through which tho Cheat river
flows its dark and colored waters,
susceptible of driving any amount of
machinery.. Tho forest is at once
accessible, having the graded pike from
Porkersburg to Stanton passing through
it. ' ', . : .
Passing thence lip the Tigart's Val
ley river, twenty miles brings us to
the Mingo Flats. We then come to
another forest, (through which the road
would pnss for thirty miles,) covered
with black walnut, wild cherry, yellow
poplar, white ash and yellow linn,
"rowing .in n ricn nmcsme .
Then comes in the beautiful Greenbri
er levels sixty miles in length, over
which tho cattle roam and graze (and
I will hero sav. they are uns'.irpafsed
by Bourbon county Kentucky.) l ine
horses and mules were also raised there
abundance, but during the war
thev were either killed or appropria
ted.- As a grain growing country it is
unsurpassed by any portion ol tnc
South. But it is unnecessary to raise
more than will meet home consump
linn for the want of internal improve
ment. They are compelled to raise
something capable ot transporting its
self to market on its own legs. In
tli!a vicinitv is located the runowncd
White Sulphur Springs, the Blue Sul
nhnr. tho Gray Sulphur, the Orcen
Sulpnurj the Sweet and. the Old Sweet
Sitlnhur. the healing, the hot, the
r. , . pi
warm end tno aium springs, xnese
springs possess a meuicai power or
virtue lor ncanng tue various uiscuaes
innident to tho human family that
would astonish all who are not ac
ouainted with their utility. The pro
. .. i . i .
prietors ot Uie auove nanieu springs
have accommodated from six to eight
thousand persons, and are prepared to
accommodate several thousand more
at the same time. In 1856 the White
Sulphur was seld to Allen T. Caper ton
and others for, one million dollars.
And in this vicinity also there are
veins i of inexhaustible iron ore,: not
counted Jby the inch ascounted here but
by tho fool; viz s from fifteen to twen
tv.fi va feet all nure in .lumps from
one to. one hundred, pounds and np-
arardiL' .-.,:'...; ...
, , We .then pass. oa.,tliroogh Monroe
county, which possesses all the ad van
possessing slso her portion.of minerals
ami mineral springs, blooded cattle-,
horses and mules. Thence coming t6
the New river the slopes and table
land on either side sro covered with
dense forests, inviting the circular saw
and the iron horse to cut it into shape
for market, and , its transportation
thither. Then oomes the salt-works
producing a salt unsurpassed in firm
ness and strength bv' even the Livcr-
pool works.. Next comes the plaster
banks, of which I need Jiot speak, for
every judicious and thriving farmer
knows Ol its Downs ami virtuo as a
Gf.i.'An't. . Taking Lewisburg as the
standpoint, (being the county seat or
Greenbrier county) lor one hundred
miles east, west, north, or south, there
are hut three furnaces, and they were,
used up by the war; one foundry, a
small concern ; three woolen factories
combined having but nine loom i no
forgo, no rolling mill, no unit mill, no
glass factory, no paper mill, no plain
ing mill, one potter, no broom factory
and hut limited tnnyards.
Now all that I have said would lie
but a mere shadow compared with the
noontide blazo that would open up
from the seven Southern States that
would be accessible, if Pittsburg would
reach out another iron arm nnd grasp
tho Virginia and Tennessee Railroad
ut or near Newlicrne.
Jamp) 'M. Abraham.
gETTER THAN EVER! .
NEW YORK & PHILADELPHI A
THOMAS BRADE2T, .
Mm Jtut racelrwi aplamlli n.
sriUNQ STOCK OF riARDWARB
To which he Invited mpoelal attention.
Ill ton U filled with erery thing In bin ,U"
nrnini by the farmer ami mwlmnlc. urlnC
practical farmer, he knuwa exactly tha want
of lil farmer frleuda. Amoutf hla variety at
fooUn will lie found Iron ami Nulla of all klnni.
'Iiiuim of all Vurlotlca. Auaera. Hracea. Ae. Tilt-
tle-toothi'il, Crow-cut aud Mill ttawe, llanil
'w ami Toon) ol all tleacrlptloiM. .' '
AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, -
Mowing Mitchlnea, Cutting noxea. Com Rhellere
tliln In thU line.
SADDLERY HARDWARE! '
A eenernl aiiMortinent of Saddlery Hardware. to
which he Invitee the attention of purchaaere.
WOODEN WARE OF ALL KINDS: '
Ttilw, Bitrkola, Mutter Hnwl and all klmte af
Kttrhiill 'WiKXien. nam a, . miiiiw mww,
llronlim, llruHliim. until kiickpih, iiram ,viuee,
HUKxy Vnliui, hhot llHHa, lloia'a Waceaw and
HlnU. All of which will lie sold tjbeoorr than
ever for t 'oxh I "' ' ' ' ;
GIVE HIM A
RHODE INLAND. '
DrcNIye Itepnbllran Triumph Oeneral
luriiaiua cipcmmi ny iin inorvnaen .nn,
Previpesce, April 1. The Jour
nal hits returns from all but one small
irland town. Gen. Bit rnside's majority
is increased over last year. 1 ho vote
is also increased, but was very light,
Tho following is the vote.
Burnside, Republican Vb'
Pierce, Democrat. , . . . ... . . 5,658
In the General Assembly 27 of tho
34 Senators aro Republicans two
vacancies ; 62 of the 72 Bepresentives
nre Renublicans two vacancies. The
result undoubtedly secures the re-eiec-tion
of William Sprague to the United
The Democrats put forth their full
strength on this occasion, in tho hope
of encouraging their brethren with
news of "tremendous gains," 'triumph
of the great "reaction," &c. ; but the
result is just the reverse, in lob I tho
Rhode island Democracy polled 8,718
votes : to-dav the y did their best and
got less than 5,500 a falling of nearly
Too Coal Jllnere' JUoia.
Prrrs nu no, March 3 1 .Particulars
of the coal miners' riot, last evening,
at Pine Run, above McKccsport, have
been received, I ho miners employed
by O'Neill & Son struck for certain
wages, but yesterday returned to work,
which so exasperated the miners in the
ncighlwring works that a collision
ensued, nnd in the melco one man was
killed and five wounded, including
Mr. O'Neill. The rioters, having met
with a warmer reception than they
anticipated, soon dispersed. An arm
ed force will be-sent up to-day to
arrest tho rioters.
YoN'KEiw, N. Y., held a municipal
election on tho 1st, which resulted in a
complete Republican triumph, showing
again of five hundred and fifteen over
Twenty ' thousand Norweigans,
Dames nnd Swedes nre to arrive hero
this sprincr. whoso destination will be
chiefly to the West. . .
He will take pleararv In ata.wlner.hle atoak, at
ull time. Ho give him a call wlu-n you coma Iu
town. Kcmomoer ine puicr,
OrroSITE FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
ap S,'6H-tf THOMAS BBAfUW
EN'TIREI.Y SEW STOCK OF
II ATS, CAPS & STRAW GOODS 1
Wholesale Jobbers in
STRAW GOODS AND -
HOODS, MISSES AND
LADIES' HATS, EITHER .
TRIMMED OR ,UNTRIMMEI
AT " .'.
chas. ii. pauLsqns;;
73 Wood Street, ,'',
4- Mcrchniita vlaltlng onr city will nl ve ae a
call, an wo nre prepared to aell at In WW eat
F.nitcrn Price. Our ntock la full of all kladavf
Head Wear at
VERY- LOW PRICES!
npl-lin ... ,
W. RixniiAxvJg.. (U FitH Street, AIM,
bimjh, it the authorised aytnt for thi RKi-vmiCAK.
in thnt all.
FACT WORTHY OF NOTE !
JOHN M. WINGET
Undoubtedly haa lite LARGEST STOCK ot
HOMK-MAPE BOOTS & SHOES!
They have locn tried and found to 1 efnl If not
Superior to any in the placs
He haa a general nnd well munufivtured aswrt
LADIES' AND MISSES, MEN & BOYS'
BOOTS, HHOE3 AND SLIPPERS!'
Ha 'keep hnnda unexcelled a workmen In
lemner. tiiaanopwiii oe lounu
NEAR COTTEREL3 TANNERY,
a-Afler returning thanka for a liberal natro-
nuiH heretoforn iMMtowed. I wleh to ear to my
old customer and othera that I warrant my
work In every particular, and win aell at pneea
lual win aousir any rcaaonnoie person.
r , Don't forget the place, but '
GIVE ME A CALL SOON.
apt'es-ly i JOH3 M. WI50ET.
i CDITORS' REPORT OF THE BULJlli
XV ACCOUNT Or "i. isas.
. : JON AJt ELT. TREA8CKER, DK
urfveilnartnnllemte Of ISMul'tM
To amount of tax Unrled in Wfl.,- um
CR. , ... . (.llSi
. ...wawHniu at
lowed vollectoT ....- S
AND NEW GOODS!
Now offctra to Uie pnbta
The nioet eomplet aMortment of
Every thing In the Dry
looda line aver brought lo
Thle market. TliaSprlSs
Htylee, freiih and attraetLva
And of errry
Ilnta fo Men ' and Hoy, '
Indira' and Mlawa.Bont
And SIvoce, ntiKurpomed In
DureWllty A CbeaBtwas.
,MuIln, Dctalar,tToth. '
JtMineta t Bonnet fraraea
Caaalmerea, find In fact ,
Everything1' 'that ttm
tlealred, you can buy of hlin.
A WILSON. JR.
Eeiwielany Inrltea a eall from WaoM
iLin .n.riiKt the nreathte of forme deal-,
inx will be auetalned and that now, aa of
yoTe I theTo-leaof all will lP-- : .
reijnrdlng prlcea ami quanty. Em
Tv. the fir opportunUar . ,
and give h'"'r?'VlUi'jr
IrfHnrm (nrmerly onenphul nr A. w iiama, jr.
In Wilson .ballding. wayneaoure. '-.,...
n r 'Ki.ir. - '
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AaMta eay it la tha beet, and Bella tho quickest
ofany honk they ever aold. Homo are taking
not M orders per weak. It will ootaell "I ncle
Tooi'a Cabin.' We employ no general agenta,
but pay extra eotrunlealon. IHd agenta will ap-
RrecUtta thle Item. Hend tor etrcnlara giving
ill pnrtlcwlara. Addraaa KAarrroaD Pcm.im
15 'o.r Hartford, tt. t .
n . UnvMnlleetlna
n.rUochOTeJIuved. II' M
Kv amonnt-aald School Traaa r. 118 IS
Treaaurer'aper eenlagev.. .
pa Iff Id Treaanrer, uni
tagn of Greenbrier in riciness of soil,!" apj.vai ''
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' MEN OF OUR DAYr '
Or tha Uvea aad Daede of Ovnerata, Sutenmrn.
Oratora ao PMSnca tuaMlan now an lb "taga
of Action. MciaoiBK ueans nnrwro, i".
fey.Wade; Murton, Phlllllpa, fprngmt. Chaae.
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