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l'hursday, Aulawt 17, , ltql.
THE R. R. QuesTtosr.
No less than .five different schemes for
a railroad• to this,place are proposed, viz :
1. The Miramar. • - •
2. The South Mountain., •
3. A narrew-on, ate -from 'Scotland, via
lit. Alto Iron Works.
A. An extension of the . "Tsipe Norm:"
5. A road from the Western Maryland
to Marion, • •• .
Of. these the . first two companies have,
made definite propositions to us--the
others are merely suggeateil.
- Now - sincei - whateVer - mir - ability - , - it is
unlikely that the citizens' of - this
'will subscribe more than - sufficient money
to secure any one of these roads; it fol
lows that a division of sentiment and
subscriptions-'would -result- in-defeating-,
them all: "It seemi.therefore finperative,
in order to secure, 80706 railroad; that we
should carefully consider-the' various pro
jects that have' 'been presented,- decide
with, as little delayuss possible-iipOri *some.
and hearty support. We propose in this
article to consider the propositions and
claims of the various companies, the facts
as we understand them, and our own con=
elusions after a careful examination of
the whole subject.
THE MIRAMAR R. R
This company proposes to build a Rail
Road from the, Susquehanna at Bridge
port to the Potomac at Shepherdstown.—
It claims to be strongly supported by the
Pennsylvania and Reading R. R. Com
panies -and to have the promise of sub
stantial aid from .them. The contract
for constructing the road through Cum
berland county was let on the 7th in
stant. Work is to be commenced this
week and that portion of the road com
pleted within twelve (12) months.
The company proposes as soon as the.
people from Fayetteville to Waynesboro'
(not including the Mt. Alto Iron Compa
ny) shall have subscribed $llO,OOO, to
guarantee a road completed to Waynes
boro' within eighteen months;
The advantages this Company claim
over others, are as folloWs,
1. It is the shortest route—the distance
from Waynesboro' to Harrisburg by the
Miramar being 601 miles, by the South
Mountain 63/ (admitting that it is but
27 - rnil - es - from Pirie - Grov - e - tw - Waynesbo=
ro', though it will be fouud to be at least
:30). It is also 21 miles shorter than the
Cumberland Valley Rjt. froni Green
rnthrough [line, givin - g - direct -
Connections with the system of roads cen
tering at Harrisburg, with the Western
.I.tdryland and Washington County Rail
roads, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal,
and the Shenandoah Valley Railroad,
and, through it, with roads -radiating
at Chattanooga throughout the South.
'Being tke shortest trunk line between
North and. South, it will bring through
this countrya large portion of the travel
and traffic between those sections, thus
not only increasing the revenues of the
road, but attracting the attention of trav
elers to the beauties and natural advan
tages of this valley, and inducing acces
sions of population and capital that mere
local roads would not.
3. Its situation and advantages for
business arc unequaled. It traverses
three counties that in point of population,
wealth, and fertility of soil,. have few
e pals in the United Staters, The aggre
gate water power tributary to it is equal
to that of Lowell, and almost all this lies
immediately on its proposed line, More
than a hundred grist and saw mills are
now ready for it, and sites for innumera
ble manufactories of every description
only wait the development which this
road will surely bring. It traverses a
valley and skirts a mountain teeming
Nv4h the richest ores of iron, which with
out it' cannot be adequately developed,
and whose development would alone afford
it a paying business.
Out of a total of 5,427,000 tons car
ried by the Pennsylvania Railroad in
1870, 3,368,000 tons were -minerals• and
products of minerals, and out of gross
earnings of $17,000,000, $9,000,000 were
from this source. Of gross earnings of
$9,000,000 of the Reading Road, $6,000,-
000 were from coal alone.
About the same was true of tife Bal
timore and Ohio. These statistics show
how large a portion of their receipts even
these great trunk lines owe to their min:
eral traffic. Large sections of thosetoadr
lie in. mountainous :and barren regions.
Every foot of Miramar will lie in one of
the richest valleys in the universe and by
its side a.mountain whose ores would sup
ply the furnaces of the world.
For the above reasons the road cannot
fail to pay. If its net earnings were on
ly half those of the C. V. R. R. last
year it would pay 9 percent on $1,500,-
000, and who can doubt but that in a
very short time its earnings will equal
those of that road.
4. It will enhance the. value of real
estate contiguous to it from 25 per °en'.
to 100 per cen. tend largely increase the
volume of personal , property.
It will add half a. million (of its own
property alone) to the taxable property of
Franklin County and thus diminish the
harden of taxation now borne by the people
by much more than, the interest on the a
mount, they are asked to subscribe.
5. It is a home enterprise. Its stool:
holders the people of the counties through
- which it passes, its revenuesretained and
expended among them.
We have heard the following objections
raised to the Miramar.
.1. The Company has been organized
:a year but no work done. lt is doubt
ful if it has the ability to build a road to
WA:ynesboro', or build it in reasbnablc
Ifbuilt there is no guarantee that it
mill not be done at extravagant cost. 3.
It wants its to take $160,000 stock, which
may pay no dividends in years, while the
,South Mountain °Wen' to build us a road
for' 0,000; giving us • therefor its bonds
pa.v . 7 per cent. interest from date."
To these ohjections the company replies:
1. The begt, nag of any Work is neces
sarily slow.. I li takes a. long time, to edu
pate the people up to their true interests.
We have been niet.at .crerrpoint by the
„slanders and opposition in every forth of
a powerful rival compnay. Nevertheless,
WO have raised money required: in
z .4Jurnberland Co., atil have made a con
tract with responsible parties to complete
the,road through that conuy in 12 months.,
Moreover, the compaiiyhas offered t 2 guar
antee a road completed to Wayngsboro'
within 18 months (time fixed by its own
committee) aft& lhesiOmpletion of the re
quired subscription, and to support that
guaranty with personal security acceptable
to the committee. 2. Although it has
not data sufficient to base an accurate es
timate upon, the Co. is satisfied that the
cost of the portion of the road through
Franklin Co. will not exceed tliatthrough
Cumberland,and that is $lO,OOO less than
the average ofroads in thi4 State.' 3. 'Mira-,
mar asks from Washington, Quincy, Guil7
ford and Green townships, excluding the
114iont'Alto1kon Co*: $llO,OOO. The South
Mountain asks .$150,000 , fromWash
mar asks for. subscriptions to its stock be
cause eVery sciund-Company should have
good of cash' subscriptions or it
cannot sell its honds to - ail Vantage.
It' is not very, material in this case since
the road: cannot fifil to pay largely on its
cost whethek that be in the shape of stock
or bonds—and ,thde can be no question
at all but that , the stock pay '.better
than the bOnds.
This Company has a road already in
Operation from Carlise to the Pine Grove
Iron Works 17f %ilea It proposes to ex
tend its road to Waynesboro' a distance
(estimated) at 27 miles.
It computes the cost of this extension,
at $600,000 and proposes to raise the mon
ey by issuing its 2d mortgage bonds to
the same amount to be taken at par $l5O,
000 by the people of Washington, Quin
cy, and Guilford Townships—slso,ooo by
the Mont Alto Iron Co. $200,000 by the
C. V. R. R, and $lOO,OOO by other par
1. That it bas a portion of its road al
- completed as a basis of operations
and that it has but 27 miles tobuild while
the Miramar has 60.
2. That it offers its bonds drawing a
certain' interest, while the Miramar wishes
us to take stock which may pay no divi
dends for years.
3. That it has a twenty-year contract
for special' rates with the Cumberland
To this project it is objected .
1. The scheme is impracticable. The
proposed extension lies fbr at least twenty
' two miles throu g lf barren, rocky moun
tain gorges , and would probably cost
largely in excess of the sum named.
ing into the Susquehanna and those flow
, ing into the Potomac has to be surmount
ed, and this (without a tunnel) would
probably involve grades (each way) over
a hundred feet to the mile, an obstacle in
itself sufficient to condemn the project
altogether, 'if there is another route Offer
ing easy grades.
3. At least thirty-four miles out of the
forty-seven from Waynesboro' to Carlisle
would lie in a region uninhabited and un
inhabitable, affording no passenger busi
ness worth mentioning, or freight beyond
limited quantity of ores. The road,,
though cheaply built so far does not pay:
still less would it pay with this expensive
It is said that the company has already
a bonded debt of at least $500,000, and
that this extension will cost $1,000,000;
total, $1,500,000 ; interest at seven • per
cent., '5105,000 -; net earnings, last, year,
$15,000. At same rate from Carlisle to
Waynesboro' it would yield about $41.000,.
or less than three per cent. on cost. Every
company, to be sound, must earn not only
the interest on its bonded debt, bilt such
a sum• besides as, placed at interest in a
sinking fuud, will suffice to extinguish
the debt at maturity.
If the above be true,. or anything like
true, what becomes of these vaunted
bonds.? Of how much more 'value are
they than the stock of the same company?
of bow much /e 6.3 value than the stock of
4 road lying wholly in a fertile, populous
and 'wealthy valley, and 'which will cer
tainly do a large and lucrative business?
Who believes that Jay Cooke ct Co.
will endorse these bonds. The proposi
tion is absurd :
1. Because there could be no possible
inducement for them to endorse a bond
the principal and part of the interest of
which they would certainly have to pay.
2. Because no private banker ever en
dorses railroad bonds. It would ruin his
And suppose they did endorse- thorn :
who knows where the house of" Jay Cooke
& Co. will be twenty or thirty years
hence, or what their financial standing
if in existence at that time? It appears
extremely unlikely for the same reasons
that so cautious a company as the C. V.
It. R. will take $200,000 of these bonds
in addition to those they already hold.—
Still less is it probable that the owners of
the Mont Alto Iron Works will take the
amount assigned to them. If not mho
4. The road stops at Waynesboro' and
gives no connection With the Western
5. If the S. M. IL R has a favorable
arrangement for freight with the C. V. B.
B. it does not appear to have taken ad
vantages of it as far as out-siders are con
cerned. The people of Paper Town con
sider themselves oppressed in that partic
ular and are subscribing largely to the
Miraniar in order to relieve themselves.
The other schemes mentioned scarcely
require any extended discussion.
The narrow gauge is not such a road as
this community requires or will jtccept
it can . get a Vide gauge. The other two
projects are simply suggested as advanta
geous—no charters exist—no surveys been
made to determine the practicability—.
no action taken. It would be absurd to
throw away a certainty for a mere ignis
fatous. Besides these are cross lines and
may be built sometime even though we
have the Miramar or South Mountain.
Upon the whole it seems to us that the
trueinterests. of Waynesboro' are with
the Miramar, and that it would be a
great misfortune to this place if that
road were either not built. or being
built, passed by this place.
These facts are utidisputable..
1. The measured distance fibre Way
nesboro' to Harrisburm by the Miramar
is 603 miles.. By the South Mountain
(admittingthe distance from Waynesboro'
to Pine Grove to be only 27) it is 633.
2. It is manifest that the cost of a road
from Pine Grove to Waynesboro' Must
exceed that from Shippensburg and 'with
3. It is manifest that a road through
the. Valley' woUld'accinninoclater a - larger
number of people anddo a larger business,
and by connection with the C. V. R. R. at
ScOtland Shippensburg would. afford
easy aecess to the county'seat.
.4. The Miramar asks $llO,OOO from
the-people of Washington, Quincy, Guil
ford. and Green, (excluding Mt. Alto Fur
nace,) while the Soutb. Mapitain virtually
wants $150,000 from theborough of Way
Under these circumstances we should
in our opinion be making a very bad bar
& to reject .Miramar and take South
Mountain simply. because we get bonds
drawing a certain interest instead ofstock,
even if it were absolutely certain that the
interest and principal of those bonds would
be aidwithout any such certainty and
with a strong probability the other way;
there can be no question about it,
Our people should not , forget that we
invited the Miramar Co. to extend their
road to this place, encouraged them to
make a survey and go. to other expenses
—undertook to raise a certain sum of mon
ey if they would comply with certain con
ditions, made those conditions very exact
ing—appointed Committees l and prepared
bookr -- . - Ir - would be scare • y
fair or just for us now to turn ow backs
on them without better reason.
It would be well to consider also that
the Miramar Co. with the -- aid: - Of - Green,
Guilford and Quincy townships and Wash
ington outside of Waynesboro' may be
able to build its road by the Antietam and
thus pass us by. It is "by no means certain
that it would not save money by the 'op
eration as far as first cost is concerned.
' The question is one of very great and
grave importance and requires the imme
diate careful consideration of every citi
Mr. Editor i A gentleman not resid
ing in Waynesboro' said tome the other
day—Waynesboro' aught to assume such
a prominence as to attract the new pro
jected Rail Road to her place. This word
attract here expresses an important mean
ing which at oncethrows thgnecessity and
responsibility of the town getting a R. R.
upon the energy and liberality of her citi
must draw the Rail Road to herself and
not slothfully flatter herself in the illusive
expectation of being awakened some time
by the miraculous arrival of the raging
iron steed puffing, blowing and whistling
with_his_brazen_lun(r b s_for_au entrance__ in
to the gates of her suberbs.
There has been enough of interprist_a
bout the town in the way of talk tun
nel the Atlantic or if we had a dollar for
every time the word Rail Road has been
mentioned the town could construct—a
R. R. from this place to the - Pacific in
stead of from Harrisburg to Waynesboro'
but if Waynesboro does not get a R. R.
to or from her borders after the honora
ble proposals and the enthusiastic speech
of our worthy Governor and other prom:
inent and influential men, we , can only
reflect upon the little attraction Waynes
boro' posesses for a Rail Road.
As for the interests of Waynesboro all
citizens must comprehend the importance
which our future may be made to assume
if they take the right course at this criti
cal moment. Butto accomplish this end cit
izens, ,capitalists, businesss men and farm
ers mist all be a unit upon one Road.—
It is then only within the power of the
people to make Waynesboro' and her
c - immunity grow sin population, wealth.
and influence. The last few, years we
have secured without strenuous efforts re
spectable manufacturing establishments,
Which hove already been and always will
be a greit benefit to her citizens-
And to-day, with •the right spirit of en
terprise among her people, in a few - years
we could make Waynesboro' double her
population and wealth. These predie
dons are not wild conjectures, but are bas
ed upon logical calculations deduced from
the amount of mineral wealth, agricul
tural products, and from the success of the
manufacturing interests. But as we said
before, to accomplis this citizens, capital
ists, business men and farmers must stand
together and help to maintain her own
shops of industry, as • a reward far, good
citizenship. The working men are the
bone and sinue of our town, and they are
the last persons towards whom she should
turn a cold shoulder and try to brake
down her own manufacturing establish
ments by going abroad for what she could
get equally as well built or manufactured
at home and at equally reduced rates.—
In the last few years thousands Of dollars
have been given to strangers which might
just as easiiy have been kept at home and
benefitted Waynesboro'. ..And more than
this, these strangers have been paid more
money for the same jobs than her own
In the recent letting of the Public
School Building, the Board of School Di
rectors, who are the representatives of the
town, and who aught to have the interests
of her manufactures at heart, gave out
the contract for the proposed school build
ing to foreign labor at a cost of over two
thousand dollars more than her own me
chanics would have constructed the same
building. This is not only discouraging
home trade, but actually taking the town's
work from her own citizens, who daily la
bor to 'support her; and after all this Way
nesboro' will yet ask these same men to
pay by taxation over two thousand dol
lars more than our own manufactures of
fered to build it.
Had this edifice been a private dwel
ling it would not have looked so glaring
into the eyes of the laboring men of Way
nesbßro'. This is not the case. .It is the
property of the town and the town should
suport those who support her.
Now we think such action is wrong and
calls upon the good thinking citi Pi 4 of
our borough to counteract and condemn,
especially when the erection of the pres 7
ent building is to be paid by the tax pay
ers of Waynesboro'... PAIR PLAY.
August 12, 1871. -
1119.Christiansburg, Va., has a venera
ble turkey gobbler who has built hhuself a
nest, and is now gravely sitting upon four
apples. It is now presumed that his ac
tion is intened as a grave satire upon
the woman's rights business:
The deaths in Baltimore for the
week ending `the 14th instant were, one
hundred and forty two. I
More about Rail Roads—Waynes-
boro' and her Interests.
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;Who :will be the ,CandlOat.es for
';'the Presiderieit* 187 i?
Although the Presidential election does
not occur until next year, politicians. be,
longing to the respective parties; are anx
iously speulating upon the chances of
ther. party and the availability of the
different statesmen mentioned in connec
tion with the candidacy. The views of
many prominent and -experienced politic.
inns on the political situation have been
published, and are attracting Considerable
attention. Among those who have been
quite recently interviewed we may mention
the well-known Republican Politician., Col.
A. 8. McClure. It will be remembered
that shortly after the inaugeration of Gen.
Grant, - the - Colonel called, upon him •in
the interest of a noted aspirant for cabinet
honors, and was, to use a vulgarism"stub
bed." Since them he and.. Grant have
been at the "outs" and he may be classed
with those whom the President charac
terized as "disappointed men." Well the
Colonel affects not to think very favorab
ly of Grant's chances for re-election. He
has caught the "new departure fever from
the Democraoy---(indeed he is thought
•• .1 I I •rloithe-u-new-dt
paiture" plank in the Democratic State
platform ! )—and thinks the Repnblicans
should take a "new departure." The Col.
evidently is not a very sincere Rbpublican
just now, and is looked upon by the Ica).
ers of the party as a disorganizes. Forney
and Cameron.have also-been interviewed
and both unhesitatingly express`the opin
ion that Grant will not only be renomina
ted, but that his election is sure. ,gome
one may say that with these distitigNshed
gentlemen perhaps the "wish is farther to
the thought.' The former, you are aware,
enjoys the incumbency f a very "fat"
office, and it is natural that he should
desire the re-election of his chief to anoth
erterm; while the latter has hosts of relatives
and friends in position, and, of course,
desires to keep them there:
Our own opinion is„ that Grant's renom
ination is just as certain as it is possible
for anything to be certain. There may be
—and indeed ire know there are—many
politicians who will move heaven and
earth to secure his downfall, but the as
yet inarticulated demand of.the honest,
thinkin rank and file of the party for
his renomination must andwilrbe obeyed
in spite of the machinations of mere poli
Geary is mentioned in connection with
the nomination, and although we think
Grant has the inside track, there is no
doubt but that our Governor. would run
well in this State at least. His well-known
views on the labor question have given great
strength with our hard-fisted sons of toil,
particularly in the mining regions of our
-State } • $ ile_his interest in. behalf of our
border claimants, and in the development
of the mineral and agricultural resources
of the southern tier of counties, have se
cared him the good will of your section of
the' State. Geary however, must wait un
Colfax and Blaine are also mentioned
in connection with the nomination. The
former would make a strong candidate,
as he is popular with all the different fac
tions of the party, and all would unite in
his support. But Colfax must defer his
hopes, as for Blaine—well,•Butler demol
ished him on the floor of the Home last
Now, for the Democracy. ' Who will•
be their candidate in 1872 ? It is really
hard to tell just now. Governor Hoffman,
of New York, had some chance, but alas!
Tammany is too much of a load. for him
to carry, and, although he will receive the
support of the powerful State of New York,
his prospects outside of that State are not
Hendricks, of Indiana, will be put for
ward by the West. He certainly would
make a very respectable candidate, so far
as eminent statesmanship is concerned.—
When in the Senate, he was the acknowl
edged leader of his party in that body
and was indeed the "noblest Roman of
General Hancock is also named, and
will have powerful backing in the conven
tion. His strength lies in his war rec.:
cord. We think his chances for the nom
But we incline to the opinion, after all,
Chief justice Chase (should his health per
mit) will be the next DemoCratic candi
date for.the Presidency. • The Democrats
will nominate any man, no' matter What
may havebeen his past record, with whom
they will have some show of winning. Chief
justice Chase is that man. He would
stand upon the "new departure" platform,
and would not only receive the entire
Democratic vote, but would draw off many
dissatisfied Republicans from Grant. No
one doubts his great abilities. The country
is indebted to him for our present excel
lent currency and national banking sys
tem. All who remember they old State
bank note system are aware of the super 7
jority of the present system. , He would )
receive the support of the national banks
and many of the money Kings of the
country, and altogether wethink he would
give Grant a close chase.
All this is mere speculation, however,
but it may interest those of your readers
who are fond of •politics.
. Phila., Aug. 1871.)
rea—On Saturday the Grand Jury of
the criminal Court of Baltimore City sign
ed the indictments against Mrs. Whar
ton, charged ivith the murder of General
ThO one charges her with the murder
of General W. Scott Ketchum on the 28th
day of June, and the other charges her
with attempting to poison Mr. Eugene
Van Nees at various times between the
19th and the 28th day ofJune. Theindict 7
ment for murder contains four counts, and
charges her with administering the poison
in a dose of yellow jasmine in some tea
and in a glass of lemonade. The indict
ment for attempting to poison Mr. Van
Ness contains twelve counts, which allege
that she attempted to poison him on the
19th, 20th, 24th, and 28th, days of June,
by administering the poison in beef tea
and milk punch.
A man in Davenport, lowa, offers
through the columns of a local paper, to
give $5O to any man who will elope .with
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a number of our patrons who are largely
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our purchase of a new press and material
—an item of over sl,ooo—with the ex.-
peetation_that this class would show their
appreciation of our efforts to furnish a
s •a ;• s aa • st s• 11,
and settling their accounts, but we have
been' diSappointed. Six weeks have pass
ed since the first number was issued, and
our cash receipts have been decreasing in
stead of increasing, Under these circuit
stances, to furnish paper, ink and labor,
and continue the paper to a class of per
sons who have not paid us a dollar for
years, is more than our circumstances
will justify, I\re have therefore no other
alternative left us but to drop from our
list the names of such patrons, which we
purpose doing after the first of September.
This done, We -will make an effort to se
cure in a lawful manner the amount of
these arrearages , and where we fail will
deal with the parties as we have hereto
fore dealt with others, in no very compli
..,;, ivar'The dog days will end on the 28th.
jA new steeple is to be built upon
the Reformed Church at Hagerttown.
.The Southern Pena'a. Rail4lc)adis
now about completed to Mt. 'Pleasant.
Sf , &' See advertisement of Mr. John Day
hoff, Machinest, Rock Forge.
Ur An article on the narrow gauge
railroad will be found on first page to
which attention is directed.
Da,.. The I. ck. 0. F. of this place will
attend a picnic at Fairfield, Adams
county, on Saturday next in full regalia,
accompanied by the Waynesboro' Brass
Band. They will leave here at 5l A. M.
1j The Judicial Democratic Confer
ence met in Bedford last week and nom
nated for President Judge of this Judi
cial district; Wm J. Bare, Esq. of Sum
as.lllr. Frederick Dellinger, aged 85
years, died at his residence, near Williams
port, on the 2nd inst. He was a substan
tial farmer, and had amassed quite a hand
TEE MOUNTAIN Eciio.—This is the ti
tle of a paper published at Mt. Holly
Springs, ,Cumberland county, by Messrs.
H. MELVIN EARLEY & J. MASON DUN
CAN. It is respectable in size, ably edi
ted and neatly executed mechanically. : —
Success to the "Echo."
• SHENANDOAH REPORTEILL-We have
received the first number of a paper with
the above title, published at Shenandoah,
Page county, lowa, of which M. NICHOL
SON is editor, and D. 11. GAFF, publisher.
The latter served bis apprenticeship in
this office. We congratulate our young
friend upon the neat appearance of his
paper and wish him abundant success,
than whom none are more deserving.
ADAMS COUNTY AGRICULTURAL PAIR
-The Ninth Annual Exhibition of the Ad
ams County Agricultural Society will be
held, at Gettysburg, on Tuesday Wednes
day.and Thursday, the 26th, 27th, and
28th, days of Septembtr next, with Mon
day the 25th, as entrance Day. The
grounds, buildings, stalls, track, &c., (al
most the best in the State,) are in thorough
ly good 'Condition; mid the premium list is
liberal. An unusually full and interes
ting Exhibition is expected
THE MIRIBIAII UNDER CONTRACT.—The
Broad Axe,of the 12th, published at Clev
ersburg, says:—The Board of Directors
of the Mirimar Railroad, on Monday a
warded the contract for the building of
the road from its eastern terminus to
Cleversburg, to Messrs. PATRICK REHILL,
and PETER MCTAGE, two responsible and
experienced railroad builders of Reading,
Pa. On Tuesday the agreements. were
signed and the contractors at once com
menced preparing the work. The road is
to be laid with fifty-six pound American
rails, iron bridges, stone ballast, and eve
rything necessary to constitute a first class
railroad. Work will be commenced at
different points next week, and the whole
road is to be finished, ready for the rolling
stock by the first of Septeinber,lB72.
re—Forrester, the Nathan murderer, is
hidingamong the swamps hi Louitiiana, ac
cording to the latest reports, where its impos
sible for any person to findlim: From his
stronghold be writes to the newspapers to
say that he is not the murderer of Nathan,
and will surrender himself for trial if the
authorities will remit his thirteen years
of sentence .in the Joliet (III.) prison.
MIRAMiIR R. R. Ik t riprL.Varr - The eiti
zeps- of Boonsbore', Aid. ; ieetattihe mov
ing in earnest in the Interest. of the Apra
:mar .Rai)road p roject. The'Jollowing
gentleman constitute the Rail I Viud Com
niittee at that place, who s 'are soliciting
'stock subscriptions to the proposed , enter
prise: J. - L. Nicodemus, Dr. D; P. Pak
ney, H. S. Eavy, Dr. H. B. Wilson, Ro
An enthusiastic meeting was letd there
on Monday evening a week, which was
addressed .by Hon. Alexander Boteler,
of Va., and Hon. A.. K. Seystel., of Hag
erstown. The Odd Fellow speaks of the
fotuter as follows :
The first speaker was Hon. Alexander
Boteler, of Shepherdstosyn, West Ye.—
His address was eloquent, earnest, and
deeply interresting and instructive, He
dwelt particularly upon the . connections
of this route: From Harrisburg, the
great railroad centre of Pennsylvania and
from which almost any point of the com
pass can be reached by rail, it passes up
through the rich valley of Cumberland—
'ch 'u ?Tien turial i roducts and rich in
undeveloped mineral recources—along the
base of South Moutain, via Waynesboro,
Boonshoro, and on to the Potomac. Here,
at or near ShepherdstOilm, it connects and
forms a link with the Shenandoah Valley
Railroad, from the Potovae to the Vir
ginia and Tennesse Railroad at or • near
Salem, Va.. through the very garden spot
of that State, opening up a trunk road,
an air line from North to South, through
Chattanooga to New Orleans, and through
Texas by the South Pacific R. R. west, a
cross to the Pacific Ocean. And this is
no visionary line. By referring to the
map, it will be seeen that NaVire has done
what man could not have accomplished—
prepared a natural route along the line
of the Blue Ridge Mountains—the same
range that extends from Tennessee far up
into the North. :What is to prevent this
route, once finished from becoming the
great throughfare between the .North
and the South ; a chain that shall bind
these two sections of one great na
tion together as with links of steel, and
do more toward 'A. speedy • and lasting
reconstruction of our land, that ought
never to have been separated, than all the
enactments that human intellect could
He spolc.e. of the resources of this - route.
It did not depend exclnsively upon the as
resources, although they are
great. All Mono. these mountains are
the richest deposits of iron, in mex austi
hie quantities. As soon as the route is o
pened, these ores will be developed.
Capitalists in the cities are waiting until
the railroad opens up the way, when they
will hasten_to_mvest their capital in Iron
Works, Furnaces, Forges, Foundries, and
from these will spring up a thousand en
terprises, until these mountains and val
leys, now silent and deserted almost, will
teem with life, and blaze with energy and
perseverance, rolling their wealth into
the lap of industry, 'and causing. our
whole country to spring-up as with new
life. Iron is the most valuable, of all
metals, and brings more revenue to the
citizens than any other. Here we have
it at our very doors, only awaiting devel
opment. Every man is interrested in
this work ; every man will be beafited
by its construction and every man should
give it his earnest support.
BARN STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.-911
Monday afternoon last, between the hours,
of 3 and 4 o'clock, during the prevalence
Of a slight thunder gust, the barn erected
on the farm pf Mrs Mary A. Thompson,
situated between one and two miles East of
this place, was struck by lightning, set on
fire, and it, togetlier with all its contents,
was spkedily consumed by the fiery ele
ments. The farm is, and has been for
many years, in the occupancy of Mr. Har
vey J. Allen, Who by the calamity lost
his entire crops of wheat, hay and oats,
three head of horses, a calf, some of his
gears, together with other valuable artic
les, leaving him in an uncomfortable con
dition. We have heard the entire loss
caused by the conflagration estimated at
aboutss,ooo, Mr Allen's loss alone being
thought to be somewhere between $1,500
and s2,ooo,and was wholy Uncovered by
any insurance.—lifer. Journal.
SEirOn the 4th inst., the following per
sons were installed by G. L. D. John
Grumbine as officer of Franklin Lodge,
N 0.152, I. 0. G. T., at Waynesboro', for
the term ending Nov. 17, 1871:
W. C. T., 'James P. Lowell ; • ,
W. V. T., Lade Nevin ;
W. S., ,Thomis H. West ;
W. A. - S.; Wm. H. Jacobs :
W. F: S., Geo. Houstine ;
W. T., Geo. B:Haucker ; •
' W. C., C. C. Royal ;
W., John Wagner ;
- W. D. M., Annie Funk ;
, W. I. G., Effie Stonehonse
W. 0. G., David Scott ;
R. S., Emma Punk :
L. S., Blanche Smith ;
ON A Vlsrr.—Mr. Jos. A. Rowe, a
seventeen years - ago graduate of the Re
cord office, and one of the fastest type set
ters in Baltimore k is now on a visit with
his family to his friends in this place. -
His occupation considered, he looks well
and is in fine spirits. He has held a sit
uation as an employee upon the Balti
more American for a period of over six
teen years. We remember well his first
attempt at type setting when he had to
mount a small store box to get up
, to the
ease. As an apprentice he was an excep
tion among boys, and the same is •doubt
less true of him among the more eaperi
enceAlof the "craft."
TAKE Nozcz.- 7 Biackbill of the Dia
mond Gallery is prepared to take the
Memo-tint° Photograph. Call and ex
amine specimens. Irey are the finest
pictures taken, presenting a percelain ap
• ma -Mezzo-Unto Potograph's taken by
Brackbill. • Give hini a call. •
DECEASED:Ai we go to press we an
nounce with regFert the death of Mr. GEO.
RmonE,, which OA place•'fithilresidende
in this placeYestizidsy (Wednesday) even
ing, • The deceased bad beea eiriously af
flicted for several yews. He was one of
our most benevolent and public spirited
citizens and as such our community will
mourn his loss. He was for almost half
a century a devoted and ekeMplary meni
her of the Reformed Chureb;and as such
was widely kno*n. Rut we have neither
time nor space to refer to his many - public
and private virtues. Another more com.
petent will. doubtless contribute something
approprate to the merooryofthe deceased.
- I:6l3`•The Cumberland News, of Satur
day, is responsible for the following: "Day
before yesterday a singular accident hap
pened to a miner at work in the Midlo
thian mines, near Frostburg.. While en
gaged in mining a large body of coal fell
on him, crushing him to the ground, and
fcircing theostem of a pipe . which he was
mo'utla and out at the top of his head.
last accounts the man was alive, and is'
.mortally injured. We did
not learn his name
NARROW GAUGE.—Books have been
opened to receive subscription to the cap
ital stock 'of the Media and Chester Nar
row Gauge Railroad Company.
Mr, J. C. Sharpless, fbrmerly Superin
tendent of the Wilmington - and Reading
Railroad, has left for .Painesville, Ohio,
to superintend the building of 'a narrow
gauge railroad connecting that place with
The committee appointed in June io ex
amine the several routes proposed for the
Reading and Lancaster Narrow Gauge
Railroad, have reported that the road and
equipment of the same will'cost $647,932)
The lengthof the_roadis.4s miles.
'-4.1:- VEGETABLE SICILIAN
,---;' , ...P.--:::: , - -, - RENEWER.
Is the best article ever, known to
RESTORE• GRAY HAIR •
TO ITS ORIGINAL YOUTHFUL COLOR
It will prevent the Hair from falling out.
not stain the skin as otTiCrs.
OUR _TREATISE OINT THE HAIR.
BENT FREE BY MAIL. . •
R. P. HALL & CO. NAssuni N. II Pao
muzroni. For sale by all druggists.
Ds.Corns, Bunions, Ingrowing Nails
and their attenfiaht ills, have been, in years
gone by, and * will be in years to come, a
sourse of much discomfort and unhappi
ness to those who are annoyed with them.
By persistent efforts and untirinn , perse
verence, Dr. J. Briggs gave the ;littering
humanity his remedies—Alleviator. and
Curative. The popularity which they have
gained, and the entire satisfaction derived
from their use, is well known and can be
attested by all classes who have suffered
with Corns, Bunions, Innowing Nails,Chil
blains, Frosted or Blistered 6 Feet, &c.—
Sold by druggists.
Pr:rms.—Look at -those features and see
the agony depicted in the face. It cannot
be helped while the trouble remains.—
The suffering from piles is of a very aggrava
ted decription. You cannot walkwith any
comfort; you cannot ride in peace; you can
not sit with ease, and the suffering when
attexling to nature is • almost unbearable,
,causes such feelinc , b of *cad that is
put: off at great sacrifice to health and 6am
ibrt, in many instances increasing the 4liffi
cultyto an alarm'g extent. • Use Dr. Briggs'
Pile Remedies accord'g to directions to cure
internal, external, itching or bleeding piles.
They aro mild and roliable, and warran
ted as represented.
• Sold by Druggists. •
NERVOUS Dimes - E.—How many thous
ands of the most refined ladies of the land
are slaves to nervous diseasses in various
forms—trembling, twitching, and jerking
of the nerves, headache, hysterics, sudden
outbursts of temper on tnval occasions,
peevishness, a feeling of desperation,des
pondency, or fear, ac. In any unhalthy
condition of the nervous system, Briggs'
Allevantor has absolute control over the
nerves, creating a radical change and pos
itive cure. Sold by F. Fotnrrnmax and
druggists generally. .
FLoun.--Tho best quality' of family
flour is now old at the Fairview Mill of '
David Patterson at $5,50 per barrel, and
mill stuffs of all kinds at correspondingly
low prices. 3t
• FOR SALE.—A valuable farm is offered
for sale. For terms, &e. apply. to LEW.
W. -DEIRICH, Attorney at Law, Waynes
boro', Pa. .
Persons,w4hing Chromos or Stereoscope
views should call on Brackbill at once
as he has reduced the prices. His styles
are beautiful. -
is strange that seine familiesstill
submit to the drudgery of hand sewing
when theyilson Under-feed Sewing ma
chine, warranted for five years, can be
had for $45. A. E. Wel-NA*'T, agent
Exonrsion.—So exclaims every one af
ter visiting D. S. Smith's Hat, Cnp and
Shoe Emporium; and well may they give
vent to their feelings by the above • ex
clamation, as it is the only word that
could express the great popularity : Smith's
store is' acquiring, by his producing Hats,
Caps, Shoes and , Notions of the best at
prices that suit the most skepticle. Give
him a call, and it will not be long before
you join in the cry of "Exoelsior."
Fll r I6:I F -1111 r wI r 5-- e
, At the residence ofthe brides father,
near this plake; on the 10th inst., by Rev.
H. StOnehatise;Mi. Robert R. Myers, of
Gettysburg, to Miss Catherine Barns.
On the 10th inst., by Rev. H. C. Lesh
es, Mr. CrIARLES MOW MN. to M ANNIE
MILLER, both Bridgeport.