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AT THE OFFICE OF
What might he Done.
BY CI1AULES MACKAY.
What might be done, if rnen were wise
What glorious deeds, my suffering brother,
Would ihey unite,
In love and right,
And cease their scorn of one another!
-Oppression's heart might be imbued
With kindling drops of loving kindness,
And knowledge pour,
From shore to shore,
Light on the eyes of mental blindness.
All slavery, warfare, lies, and wrongs,
All vice and crime might die together;
And wine and corn,
To each man born,
Be free as warmth in summer's weather.
The meanest wretch that ever trod,
The deepest sunk in guilt and sorrow,
Might stand erect,
In self respect,
And shun the teeming world to-morrow.
What might be done 1 This might be done,
And more than this, my suffering brother,
More than the tongue,
Ever said or sung,
If men were wise and loved each other.
The X. Y. Daily Times, last week con
taned a large and valuable table, show
ing the number of the white population
of several States classified by ages. By
this it appears that in the State of Penn
sylvania, when the census was taken, the
white population was of the following
classification of ages: Under one year
31,929 males and 31,017 females; be
tween one and five years, 139,2GS males;
and 135,990 females; between five and
ten years 157,099 males and 154,424 fe
males ; between ten and fifteen, 133,633
males and 123,253 females; between fif
teen and twenty, 110,773 males and 124,
4S3 females; between twenty and thirty,
209,433 males and 206,801 females; be
tween thirty and forty, 144,049 males
Tind 133,072 females; between forty and
fifty, 97,553 males and 59,451 females; !
between fifty and sixty 70632 males and gainst being stuffed with improper food
55,919 females; between sixty and seven- j vhile the nourishment nature has provi
ty, 31,813 males and 32,224 females; be- ded is withheld from us, is.a most out
tween seventy and eighty, 15,183 males ragcou3 slander upon our tempers,
and 13,569 females; between eighty and ; Resolved, That in consequence of these
ninety, 3344 males, and 4035 females; 1 and many other abuses to which we are
between ninety and one hundred, 330 ! subjected, most of us become sickly, and
males and 406 females; of one hundred ' about half our number die before we are
and upwards, 20 males and 31 females; : old enough to take care of ourselves,
age unknown, 9G4 males and 446 females; j Resolved, That our cry shall be "War,
total 1,142,734 males and 1,115,426 fe- war," and not "Peace, peace," until our
males. By this it seems that tho male ( wrongs are redressed and rights restored
population in Pennsylvania out numbers to us.
the female, and the same is the case in J Voted, That the proceedings of thia con
the States generally, as it appears that vention be published in all the papers
there are 10,026,402 white males, and from Maine to Texas. Odd Fellmv.
9.525.066 white females. The excen
tions to this rule are New Ilamp
shire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and
Connecticut, from which Rf.ntps tho mnlp '
population is greatly decreased by emi-
i-i 7i r i ,
gration, while the female population re-
mains at homo and find employments in
the factories which abound there.
Remarkable Instance Of Absti- .
neiice from Food and Drink. !
neilCe Iiom UOOQ na linil-C. ,
A. Doesburg, Esq., editor of rite HoU ,
Under, a paper published in tho Dutch
language, in Holland Colony, in Western '
Michigan, communicates to Tfie Tribune 1
w ' .
. 1 t
years, wiio lias not eaten m 110.
in 31 years. She is now in her laS.t de-
.cliiie. Professors and doctors and nu- ;
mcrous scientific men
from ill narfcs of the
rri u a r
wor n go to see uer. ine jJoara
1 1 .
jauauu 01 me aiague, instituted inquiries .
into the matter as far back as in
No medical man has yet ascertained the
. y ,
true condition of that wonderful lady.
Kbc lives in good humour, and suffers
with Christian love and faith, her lot and
condition. This is certainly a remarka- j
We phenomena in the history of humani- j
ty, and is an important news item for thc
1J o it, -nn inr-tnn C
!pnch abstinence anaong maniiiid.
-.xtu.g tui uti.u gooo. ciotnes unve las Horses, and pay tbe ooea and wberc tbo hitiniM h-
on: 9f his Netherlandish exchanges, of particular attention to the ladies and of tbat now sses before us Hke thc mc
one EwuilC V Dc Ylies a female at ? ? Srme St men will stay in our presence forver.-iV-
JjUoCI j" t it a A nr. who think they do you a favor if they buy1 ,:rr J l
Piinacker, near Ptterdam, aged 60 , J J lihoti
Infant's Rights Convention.
A large and spirited meeting of infants
was recently held in Nurservdom.at which
they asserted their rights and called for(of tuosc who havc attended to the Legis
an immediate redress of the wrongs which ilative ListoiT of country that with the
had been inflicted upon thorn. It seems 'erowth of our Government the complexion
they did not go quite so far as a speaker of tbe Senato of tko United States has
at a Women's Eights Convention, where ;Sradually varie(1 from that which it ap
one of the leading members asserted that:Pcars to havo worn in the illfancy of our
she believed thev would be iustifled ;n
! drawing the sword to obtain and defend
their rights! The resolutions they pas- " J' "i'F1""." ipiuWin.
sed, however, arc rather spirited, and cnamber-
present a list of grievances that ousht to Thc Senate' on its first orSanization un"
be looked into. If what is assorted beidcr tho Constitution, secluded itself from
true, we think our fair readers have some- the Public ec' and aPPears to have been
thing to do at home by way of reform, considered ratlier in the Kg of a Privy
instead of taking part in our political af- jGouncil to tue President than as a co-or-fairs,
or providing themselves with mili- !diuato branch of fche Legislature. Indeed,
tary wcapong We give below the reso -
j lutions, which were unanimously adop-1
Whereas, "Wo have been brought into
existence, without being consulted at all j
in regard to our feeliners or wishes, thus
laying the immediate author of our exis -
tence under the strongest obligations to
cee that our rights are protected and our
wants supplied : therefore,
Resolved, That we clain the ri-ht to
draw our nourishment from that fountain
which nature has provided for our sus-
tenance, and which is universally admit-! Senatc5 one or otbcr of the Secretaries
ted to be thc only source from which we beads of departmens occasionally accom
nm rW5rn mnfnric o e ' panied the President on these vists.
can derive materials for a
growth; and that the too common nracticc
of cutting off our supplies from this source :ate 00 the qucstin before them, and in
to avoid the necessity of attendance on j any respects exercised a power in re
our wants, is inhuman, and unworthy 0f spCCt to their ProceedinSs which would
Resolved, That we earnestly protest a
gainst the partiality sometimes exhibited
by our mothers in nursing lap-dogs, and ; casiou soon arose of collision of opinion
making parlor companions of them, as'between tbe President and the Senate on
though they were the offspring instead of
ourselves, while we are turned over to
Resolvcd, That we claim as our right
a place in the parental bed, and deem it
a very poor excuse for tuckino- us away
with the nurse, that our mothers come
home from parties later at night, and do
not like to be broken of their rest.
Resolved, That wc are opposed to taking
medicine, when it would seldom be re
quired if we were properly taken care of
by our mothers; and especially do we
raise our voice3 against the practice of
many nurses, who secretly keep a bottle
of paregoric, or Godfrey's cordial, and
force down our throats a dose in the ev
ening, so that we may not disturb them
"m the night
That our being called
and ugly because we raise our voices a-
I R TP T V 1 W
a luottci fim.
A Pennsylvania Yankee publishes the
following advertisement in the Doyles-!
town Intelligencer. We copy it without, ust rausen ts faded loveliness? Why
rlnrao- is lt that the stars which hold their fes-
charge arounJ their hfc
lo Mone7J lenders and Speculators I scfc al)oye the grasp of Qur iiraited facul.
want toT Pa? dcbts' and as tbe ?nl3r 1 ties, forever mocking as with unapproach-
mc.ans I can devise, to 8efc money thut able glory? And why is it that forms of
f.uni& 1 rSol?dT t0 esPosf at Pub" human beauty are presented to our view
I1,0 S ' a the ?Ur Hou81011l lucsday and token from us, leaving the thousand
tbc second week of court, )when there streamsof affect to flSw back in the
wi 1 be a good many politicians about,) Al ;ne torrents our heart? W(J are
a large number of Unsettled Book Ac- boru for a higber destI tban thafc of
cou.nts aild tbe h!,ie number of Notes of eartb Tbere is a realm wbere tbe rain.
!"f datf .and amounts' of;bow never fades, where thenars will set
iuui a"aiusi uiuu vuuiitr men wuo wear
. ,-' , . . , ,
areiNo.a borne against men wno prom-
ise to pay to-morrow. Thoy are not
quit? 0 goou. xui, a iuu anu uompieie
printed catalogue ot the names, nates and
amounts, wiii be distnouted on tue day
ofsale 'Conditionscash. R. Thornton
N- B. The above accounts will he o-
pen for settlement until tue day 01 saie.
w T . f d t
tuQ iuner bark of which resembles lace or (
net-work. This bark is very "beautiful,
consisting of layers which may bg pulled
out into a fine white web, three or four '
-Ti ...:,3 .Tl. !n n.mlin.nr ..on fn V 1 'I A J PI '
. r , j
From the National Intctliscnccr.
It cannot have escaped the observation
jpoical institutions; and that the charac-j
jter 01 lt3 aeileuoas more ana more
1 if we mistake nofc ifc waa so termed in
coversation occasionly ifnofc in official
(proceedings or that day
There are not
many probably of thc present generation
of readers who remember the fact that in
the first session of the first Congress of
jthe Umted States PresideDt Washington
1 personally came into the Senate, when
I that bod? was enSaSed on what is called
Executive business, and took part in their
' liberations. When he took the Yice
president's Chair d the Vice Presi-
dent took that of the Secretary of the
The President addressed the Sen-
now De aeemea entirely incompatiDie witn
their rights and privleges. The practice
however, did not long continue. An oc-
some nomination, and he did not after
wards attend, but communicated by mes
sage what he desired to lav before them.
At this period thc Legislative as well
as the Executive proceedings of the Sen-
;ate were awaJs transacted in secret ses
sion, and the public knew of the procee
dings of that branch of Government only i
from its messages to the other House an- j
nouncing its decisions, it oceanic evi
dent, however, that, in practice, all re
ponsibility to the constitution under such
circumstances was ideal; but it was not
until the 20th of February, 1794, after a
considerable struggle, that tbe Senate 1
came to a resolution that its legislative ,
proceedings should, after the end of that
session, be public, and that gallaries
should be provided for the accommoda
tion of auditors. On this question we
find the yeas and nays registered, nine
teen members 'having voted for it and
eight against it.
From thc day of this triumph of popu- i
lar principles the Senate has gradually 1
parted with the character of reserve
which appears to havc belonged to it.
By the increase of its members from the
admission of new States into the Uuiou
it3 legislative business has become so la
borious that its peculiar character of an
Executive Council is almost overlooked, ;
notwithstanding the great importance of t
this feature in our Government; and the
debates in the Senate are of much greater
length at this day, in proportion to the
members composing the body, than those
of the House of Representatives.
Why is it that the rainbow and the
. cloud come over us, with a beauty that is '
not of earth and then pass away and leave
uuu uuiuiu us uiie xMiimis tuaij biumuecin
.. im. t..i.i .i i
The Tribune states the number of
piaces ;n lbat city wbere aicoholio drinks
can be obtained, to be 7,103. Of these,
594 are devoted to the "equal and ex-
act" distribution of "three centers " 1,211
are closed on Sundays, 930 have gamb-
i;ng) 104O are kept by Americans, and
r,,831 by foreigners. 233 by women,and
I 99. Kir nnlnrnA
The dread of censure is the death of
Shame. A feeling that overtakes peo-
Ti P D flf. VlP P 51 II CP fllPV 151VP floTlA WmTllT. .
but because they have been found out.
CorrespondeiKe of tho Belvidcre Intelligencer.
Trenton, N. J. Nov. 1353.
The Morris & Essex Rail Road Co. vs. John
I. Blair, Charles Scninton, William P.
Clark, James Blair, James Ililes, George
Titman, Adam Wand ling, Jr., and the
Warren Rail Road Company, Defendants.
In Chancery of New Jersey. Abratn
Browning, Esqr., Chancellor. On motion
to dissolve Injunction.
Asa Whitehead and E. W. Whelpley,
Esqs., appeared for tho complainants, and
F. T. Frelinghuysen and J. P. Bradley,
Esqs., for thc defendants and the Warran
It. It. Co. This cause was called up on
Tuesday, 25th October, and after consid
erable argument by counsel, was set down
for Thursday, 27th, when the counsel all
appeared. The reading of complainants'
Bill, of several hundred pages and also
the defendants' answer, which was a long
document, occupied Thursday and part
The Bill of the Morris & Essex R. R.
Co. was drawn by E. W. Whelpley, Esq.,
and the answer by J. G. Shipman, Esq.;
both were ably drawn and displayed great
legal knowledge. The cause was opened
by F. T. Frelinghuysen, Esq., on the
part of the defendants, and in an argu
ment of much ability and much force, in
sisted that the Warren It. B. Co. had
priority of right; that thc Charter of the
Warren B. B. Co. was first granted by
the Legislature of N. J.; that this Com
pany was'legally organized on the 4th
March last, and the Stock subscribed: that
Company, on 5th March, adopted thc the
survey of the route for the Boad, as made
by Edwin McNeil, the Chief Eugineei, and
ordered their President, John I. Blair, to
file the same in thc office of the-Secretary
of State; that the company, by their
President, John I. Blair, did, on the 7th
March last, at four minutes before 1 1 o'
clock, A. m.j of said day, file the survey
of the route, in the office of the Secretary
of State; that on the 4th March last at
the time of organization, thc Warren B.
It. Co. appointed a committee to purchase
the right of way for the Boad; that the
said Company did, on 4th March, imme
diately after the organization, contract
for the right of way, under hand and seal,
with certain landholders, owning part of
the passes in the Yass, and the Yanness
Gaps; and that immediately after filing
the survey of the route of the Warren B.
B. in the office aforesaid, that Blair and
his associates, contracted, under hand
and seal, for the remainder of the right
of way, of the landholders, through the
Yanness and Yass Gaps, important pas
ses in the mountains, where both roads
occupy thc same ground; and this was the
bone of contention. It was also shown
on the part of the Warren B. B. Co. that
they had procured the necessary legisla
tion from the State of Pennsylvania, re
cognizing the Warren B. B. Co., and al
lowing their road to connect with tbe
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western B.
B. of Pa., and to bridge the Delaware;
and that J. I. Blair and associates had
constructed the Lackawanna & Western
Bail Boad, from Scranton, in the Lacka
wanna valley, in thc State of Pennsylvania,
to the N. Y. & Erie B. B, at thc Great Bend,
on the Susquehanna River, and are now
constructing thc Delaware, Lackawanna
& Western it. R. from Scranton to the
Delaware River, through the Delaware
Water Gap, to connect with the Warren
R. R., and which latter Road counects
with the Central R. R. of New Jersey,
near New Hampton; and that these Com
panies are large owners of Coal Lands, at
Scranton; and that it was their intention,
by these connexions, to open a great R.
Road route from thc .cities of New York
and Philadelphia, to Lake Erie and Lake
Ontario; that it was intended to construct
the Warren R. R., in good faith, as a
complete outlet; that the Warren R. R.
Co. had taken possession of the Yass and
the Yanness Gaps under their contracts
and contracted with an experienced con
tractor to grado the same, and had ex
pended large sums of money in the grad
ing; that tho Warren Charter was the
oldest, and vested in thc Warren Com
pany the right, in express terms, to con
struct their Road by the moat feasible
route, to the Delaware Water Gap, and
that route was shown by complainants
themselves to be through the Aranness
and Yass Gaps; that tho Warren route
was adopted on the 4lh March, while thc
Morris & Essex route was not adopted un
til the 8th March; that the Warren route
was first filed in the office of the Secre
tary of State; that tho Warren Company
had first contracted for the right of way
through the passes of the mountains, and
had taken possession of the land, and
had fully fortified their position by con
tracts, duly acknowledged and recorded,
and full notice given to the Morris tj- Es
sex It. R. Co.; and that any purchase
made by them since the contracts made,
by thc Warren B. B. Co., with the same
parties was a fraud on the part of the
Morris & Essex B. B. Co., in order to de
feat the just and legal rights of tho War
ren lt. B. Co., and that tho Bill was fair
ly and fully answered, in every particu
lar; and that the survey of the Warren
It. B. as looated and described by Ed
win McNeil, Esq., ono of thc most prac
tical and experienced Engineers in the
country, wa? exactly right, while the sur
vey of the Morris & Essex lt. B. Co. was
Asa Whitehead, Esq., appeared on the
part of the Morris & Essex R. B. G.,nnd
in a very able argument, set out the claims
of thia Company, showning tho progress
of their Boad from Newark to Morris-
town, thence to Dover; and from Dover
to Hackettstown ; and that they always
intended to construct their road to the
Delaware Water Gap; that thisjjintention
was formed when the road was extended
from Morristown to Dover, and he charged
that this was all well known to Blair and
his confederates; that the Morris & Es
sex R. R. Co. had expended large sums
in the construction of their road from
Newark to Dover; that they were a com
pany in existence, while the Warren Rail
Road Company had done nothing; and
generally, that the organization of tbe
Warren R. R. Co. was a fraud, to defeat
thc Morris & Essex Co.; and that the a
dopting the survey on 4th March, and
the filing of it on 8th March, and pur
chase of the right of way first, and taking
possession of the ground, were all done to
prevent and and defeat the Morris &
Essex It. It. Co.; that thc contracts taken
by Blair for the right of way, although
first, were not good, as against the Mor
ris & Essex B. lt. Co., as it was not done
in good faith, but to defeat and prevent
the Morris & Essex It. B. Co. from con
structing their road, unless they would
consent to connect with the road that
Blair and his associates were constructing
in Pennsylvania, on such terms as Blair
might dictate; and that the Mor. & Es.
It. it. Co. had obtained Deeds for some of
the lands that the Warren It. B.. Co. had
contracted for; and that these Deeds had
priority over conditional contracts, taken
in bad faith, and a fraud against com
plainants rights. These were some of the
grounds taken by Mr. Whitehead iu his
argument; he concluded it on Saturday
last. The cause was then adjourned by
the Master until Tuesday of this week.
On Tuesday, the parties all present, E.
W. Whelpley, Esq., on the part of the
Complainants, opened his cause in sup
portaof his Bill in an able argument; al
luded to every point in it; as he had drawn
it, he of course, was well booked up as to
its contents. He attacked with great force
all the supposed discrepancies in the an
swer, which was not full; that it was, in
part, evasive, and in many cases adroitly
avoided and did not fairly come up to his
pointed interrogatories, and that the Bill
was not fairly answered. Like Mr.
Whitehead, he contended that the organ
ization of the Warren B. It. Co., the
filing of the survcv, tho contracting for
the right of way was done, got up, con'
coctcd, conceived and carried out by Jno.
I. Blair; that he was the head and front
of the whole transaction; that the haste
of the whole proceedings showed and
proved plainly that it was a deep and
dark laid plan, to defeat and cirenmvent
the M. & E. It. It. Co., which was fairly
entitled to the right of wa- through the
Yanness and Yass Gaps, by prior right of
Discovery; and that Blair and his con
federates had ascertained, by watching
the operations of Complainants Engineers
in the field, and runniug by their stakes,
that this waa the only feasible route thro'
these mountain passes, over which a road
could be constructed.
Mr. Whelpley also contended that there
was no force in the argument, that thc
oldest charter had priority; or that the
filing of the survey
that adopting of the survev, or the pro
curing of the right of way by conditional
contracts, first, gave priority, lie con
tended, and made a bold push, that a
certain contract which Blair had procured
in advance of the 31. & E. It. It. Co., was
a fraud, on the ground that this Comp
any had dispatched a messenger across
the Delaware to bring a person to New
Jersey, to sell them the right of way; that
Blair crossed the Delaware, took the per
son out of their jwssession, and purchased
thc right of way of him. JIc further
contended, that thc survey of thc route
of the Warren R. B. was not sufficiently
definite, and did not describe the route
by monuments and marks 'sufficient!';
while the survey of thc Morris & Essex
It. B. was got up with great care, and
that their description was full and defi
nite. Mr. Whelpley commenced lu3 argu
ment on Wednesday, and concluded on
Thursday evening. Mr. Whelpley and
Mr. Whitehead, the counsel of the Com
plainants, are both men of strong intel
lect, ripe scholar?, and able debators.
After Mr. Whelpley had concluded,
Mr. John P. Bradlev commenced thc arjc
umcnt on the part of tho Warren B. B.
Co. He first recited the act of Incorpor
ation, dated 12th day of February, 1851,
of the latter Company, and proved by de
monstration, and what he insisted did not
admit of a doubt, that tho incorporation
of the Warren B. lt. Co. by the Legisla
ture of New Jersey was a franchise, grant
ed by thc State of New Jersey, to that
Company; that it was a property, a real
ity, owned by the State and under their
control; that tho State granted to the
Warren B. R. Co, a part of their fran
chise to construct a Bail Boad, by the
most feasible route, from New Hampton
to the Delaware Water Gap, and that
that grant had priority over all others; it
was a valid contract, and was binding
on the Warren B. It. Co. to construct
their Boad 011 the most feasible route,
which he alleged the company intended
to do; and that it was alleged and admited
by tho M. & E. R. B. Co. that thc route
through Yanness and Yass Gaps was the
only possible route, and that the grant to
tiie Warren It. B. Co. was a special grant
to usetJiat route, that itwas iXizonhj route
in law they were entitled to occupy as it
was the only feasible route) tbat the State
of New Jersey did, on the 12th of Febru
ary, 1851, confer on the Wrrrcn It. It.
Co. thc right of do?)iain, and all thc fran
chise that she had, by the most feasible
route through the Vanncss and Vass Gaps;
the State therefore having parted with
that franchise and right of domain to thia
Company, she had, therefore, fully as
signed and quit claimed, and conjercd by
hcr own acts, her right and franchise to
the Warren R. R.Co., she, therefore, had
no power to confer it upon others, as she
had already parted with it for full consid
eration, and no other construction could
be put upon it. Again, the Warren R. R.
Co. was first chartered, and had carefully
and lawfully organized their Company
on thc 4th of March; had adopted the
survey of their route first; had first filed
the survey of their route; had first con
tracted for the land necessary for the con
struction of the road; were the first to
take possession of the land, and werethe
first to obtain subscriptions to build tho
road; and instead of Mr. Blair and his
associates usincr great exertions to defeat
j the Morris & Essex B. B. Co., it was the
, Morris & Essex B. K. Co. that used all
' their endeavors to defraud and defeat the
Warreu B. It. Co. out of their jut and le
gal rights conferred upon them by the
State of New Jersey; that instead of Blair
and his associates watching thc move
ments of the M. & E. B. B. Co., that
company, by their own showing, was
watching, through their spies, thc organ
ization of the Warren B. It.; having learn
ed that the Warren B. B. Company had
finished their survey, and had advertised
to open Looks, to organize the said Corn-
pany, it was then determined to defeat the
Warren B.B. of their just and legal rights,
well knowing that the Warren lt. lt. was
duly and legally organized on thc 4th of
March, and had adopted the survey of
their route. This accounts for their fol
lowing Blair to Trenton to defeat him in
getting their survey first filed, but in
which they tccre defeated; they then con
ceived thc plan of sending agents to War
ren, to purchase the right of way in the
Yass and Yanness Gaps, to defeat Blair
and his road, but this Blair and his asso
ciates had already purchased.
The M. & E. B. B. Co. being fairly de
feated in all their unjust endeavors, they
then conceived the plan of inducicing by
bribery some individuals who had sold
the right of way to the Warren B. R. Co.
and contracted with them for their land,
to sell the right of way over the very sa?nc
route to thc said M. & E. It. R. Co., and
to violate their contracts with thc Warren
R. R. Co. This they did by paying lar
ger and cxhorbitant prices, and they suc
ceeded in seducing two indiviruals to vi
olate their contracts, and thus obtained
deeds; but iu the one case, if not in both,
they took the precaution to make it a,
condition in the deed, that if they did nofc
retain or use the land described in the
deed, they should have a right to have
the same amount of land in another place
upon which to locate their Road. Thc
Warren R. R. Co. took immediate posses
sion of the lauds of the en07is seduced
and put it under contract, it is upon this
land that the Morris & Essex lt. R. Co.
have obtained' icithout notice, the present
injunction, and this is thc controversy.
It was clearly shown in the answer of
J. I. Blair and his associates, that the
offer to the M. & E. B. B. Co. to induce
them to extend their road, was liberal and
fair; and that they were willing that tho
latter Company should build their road.
Mr. Bradly read from numerous au
thorities and decisions, in support of his
position, all proving thc right of prior
grants; he cited the case of the Susque
hanua Canal Co. against the Suubury and
Erie B. B. Co. In this case thc R. R.
Co., was last chartered and the first to act
but the Court decided that the canal Co.,
having the oldest charter gave them pri
ority and the choice of groun'flp, and so
ho construed all the cases read; that
they all proved that the first grants al
ways held. Mr. Bradley closed his argu
ment on Friday eveniug, the cause having
occupied seven days.
A New Medicine.
The following certificate, says tho
Dutchman, has been received by the au
thor of the "Granicular Syrup:
Pottsyhj.e, July 20, 1853. Dear
Sir; I will be ninety-three years old
next October. For forty years I have
been an invalid, unable to move, except
when stirred with a lever; but blessed be
God, a year ago I heard of thc Genicu
lar Syrup. 1 bought a bottle, smelt of
the cork, and found myself a new man.
I can now run twelve miles au hour, and
throw eight double somersets without
P. S. A little of your Alieumstoutum
Salve applied to a wooden leg, reduced a
compound fracture in eighteen minutes,
and is now eoveriug the limb with a fresh
cuticle of white pine hark.
JXj Dr. Lispenard, of Albany, has in
vented a stomach gargle of such power,
that we imagine it will tend to quite a
revolution. Two drops placed on the
tongue of a dyspeptic lat week, gave him
such a passion for food, that in less tban
an hour he consumed a quarter of mut
ton, tvo hen-coops and a pickled boot'
jack. The doctor is around.
The lady who 'stood upon her dignity
is said to iavt lost Ijer balance, ' "