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Hon. J. J.-Hootman has just arrived in
town, after a long absence in the Golden
tate. We carn.etly.hop thai hia stay
sonal and political friends, will be glad
to welcome him home again.:"1'1 "- '
"" JGST'Ourthanks re due to our friends
- in several Townships, -'-for new subscri-'
bers. Y. The x back Townships " are mov-
,ing voluntarily in oar behalf,. Oar sab-
ecription list is larger than any newspa-
per that has been published m this coun
dearcreelc and Buggies look to
L-t-. ; " , . . .- .".;;.!.., !
.Mr. Barbeo. This gentleman was
in town afew daysshaeo with his pook-
-. et fall of rocks, n paying up all he owed
' on the different stage routes, kind taking
.receipts in full of all who have bean any
jwaya.j nervous about .hie. not appearing
,'just. wien they wanted -t see him. ' It
i- can hardly be expected ' that 'a ' person
v-whose .business is as extensive as Jklr.
J3arberts is, can always be i punctual. Y
:T 0 w BILtf ES4t. ' "'l I
: r. The numerous friends of Mr. Urn. will
learn with pleasure tnat ho has received
'an appointment from: Mr. Mono ax, Au
, ditor of State. . The appointment is ad
excellent on& - la whatever position Mr;
HtllTb placed, be not only reflects honor
i-flpoulumself but upon those he is con
peeled with, being hooest, . capable and
efficient. The appointment, YweY under
. stand, was voluntarily tenderd by Mr.
"STohgah.' ' The whole corps of Clerks in
.iiia employ are U of the fright1 stamp,
Ms well in politics as every thing lse. ;
L We regret . exceedingly ' to ' announce
iUk Ulfiug VU bllC C 111 ujgvuuy IU frtie U1UUCJ
market, . and ..the, geaeralYauspension of
(nearly all kinds of business;'' the. Stock
folders in . two Faro Banks in this place
;tiave been compelled "shut down.
,Tha " stakes " for the past, few weeks
Lave' been'scarce. ' - None but'depositora
in these ."Banks have, been., (the losers.
j Since their bankruptcy, we notice an evi
dent improvement in the number who
' attend church on the Sabbath day,' and
;'a slight advance'vo. the morals of certain
persons.- .' '. ,.Y .'.'.; J;
Yt . '.state stock JBAnma- J.
ii " There are new twenty-three-Banks in
'Jthls State whose, circulations aresebured
y State Stocks. Are (h eyfc really, an y
.better than others )nIVs true thiey can't
;hieat their bill holders even if they were
-so-disposed, simply beeause the 'Stocks
arei beyond ' their reach. ' Tour of-these
' Banks have suspended payment" within a
week past, and their securities are amply
-. sufficient to redeem, their : isauea.-; - JBut
doet that benefit the great mass of theiri
'TjillholdeTB? The holders of thefr email
.potes cannot afford to collect; them, be
i (canaa the cost wouhl overrun :the profite.
AThat, then , must they do ? - Why , etand
-k shave or logse ihe whole. a Uricourag&i
;S?ut what s are; gtat gtock ?;. Why,
mething more nor loss than, the evidences
'of the State' indebtedness." 1 Here, then.)
'ver tave ' twenty-three' wiodling' .shops
dpjng , business upon, the ,StateV . indebt
. edoess, and they are the best Banks we
14aveL"L' Nowr then, we 'are 'drives to
"his -eonciusion, that the emy" way-to
iave good n Banks . is. to run the' State
Btill deeper in debt, )an4 niakel. taxation
tilljnore bnrthemsome.-; .farmers, did
it ever occur to you that you are paying
- a direct1" tax to . keep; up these" shavltig
hops ?. t And jet when, the people, "ask
-jthese.Jrg barons to help pay taxes en the
.only -.thing that elevates their buaiaess
Aabove that of -common stealing,' they turn
ap their pious noses and talk about their
v Charters, being " contracts ' and we have
'iight'fo tax 'themj and such old fogies
as Judge McLait sustain them' in it.
0 Farmers, .mechanics and laborers, there's
"some of tht practical workings ef Whig
policy 1 How do you like it? "' n-;
Uut we arenot -dooe -yet with this
1 Bubject" " JNow suppose pur S tate Stocks,
' no matter from what. , should de
preciate In value", and not be worth their
' face, what then ? " Bill holders taust suf
'fer a losi, Well,: did Ohitf. Stocks ever
. 'gel peiow par, anu u bo, wuen tj aj,
. yes. 'once upon a . time when a certain
. - . - - i 1 1 J jt : '
Con'VviN was Governor of ouf BWte--?td
""jts eternal disgrace -and the Whigs liad
! it all their owi wayr .they Jfell ,to sixty
-cents and the interest wae paid by .a
constant - increase ' of ihe - State debt,
' Jffoy, however, under Detriocratie' iule,
'the State Stocks' areand for a longtime
jhave been, above par, the.$niirMt,on our
-State debt has been, promptly met, and
the debt itself has been dimmiahed wMfe
3 than a million and a' half f ' 88 the peo
' pie "can see that it i .only, . odV . mercy
fnd theDemocratio party, thaAhMaarad
.1.1 1 . ." J1 .1, ..ml n fiti
buoua .rxiix wuug ruuuut j iuwiuj-"i
Stock money in the present crisis.; ,7An4
'now when the Democratic party are try
l Jing,fp pay off this State' debt he vTigs
axe . bawling them selves ;. hoarse about
' high taxea and locofooe extravagance 1
7hey' even talk about Bomihiting a full
! Whig ticket, anS making a fight on State
. issaec. . Lei 'erTip, gentlemen ! .We're
jeedy foryoa. -- .-r-'-
Strange, passing strange is it, that
there are people who are hoi even yet
convinced of the evils o Banking, and
thatl3evraTia ajanedy for theofe- Crisla
a&orerisist arrives--3-the people are swin
dlei(out of their" hard earnings by the
ba sting up' iof rag-factories; and Vet,
JiTiead or aetUng" - theirs faces against
tnem ana tne' party wmcn aavocates
their continuance, they quietly submit
to have s new batch created to "make
money plenty " and " the times easier ."
What nooeecae what infatuation ! The
whole system is wrong in itself. In the
language 'of an intelligent cotemporary,
" the whole thing is a legalized fraud
a stupendous' humbug the curse of la
boTu4 the disgrace of the intelligence
of the nineteenth century." It drains
the country of its specie, and, in return,
floods' it with millions of parchment
" promises to pay that are good only
-so loag as the rag-ba roue see fit to make
them so. It depreciates credit plunges
us into hopeless insolvency at home and
abroad -spreads devastation and ruin
every where, and benefits nobody It's
a curse to the people,. and a curse to the
country. ' Why, then, in heaven's name,
will we not have 'dono. with it ? Y Why
not have the money of the Constitution,
which never depreciates is good every
where, and defrauds no man ?
! Zt-AHJ say our Whiff friends, a that
would do very well if we only had Gold
and .Silver enough to supply -the wants
of the people; .but, we hav'nt, and so
what's the use of talking about a thing
that is'nt to be had?" Well try and
answer the inquiry Month after month
the California steamers arrive at New
York,, freighted with millions of the pre
cious metaL Where's it all gone to ?
Sent to Europe to pay pur heavy impor
tation bills of jewelry, silks, . &o., &c.
It's a fact which no one will deny, that
our importations have 'been, altogether
too heavy. The market is overstocked
the supply greatly 'exceeds the demand
the goods have depreciated in value -great
losses have' been sustained, and
business men .have failed. : What' has
caused all this reckless overtrading '
Easy times and plenty of money. What
made money plenty ? Banks. Now, as
the Banks have led us into these diffi
culties,' it's but fair that they should
help us out!" We present our " promis
es to pay" at the counters of our Bank
ing friends for redemption, and, as they
hav'nt the specie to pay, forthwith they
burst, up.. ; And here we are- with our
wallets full of worthless rags, the specie
in Europe, ; and we are left without any
money, comparatively. - Now if we had,
in "place bf this extra supply of foreign
fabrics the Gold , and Silver which we
paid for them, who supposes that the
present money panic would exist ? Our
true policy should be to let our surplus
produce pay for our foreign fabrics, and
keep our Gold and Silver in circulation
iiere... After all it is the crops that reg
ulates trade, and when they fail all kinds
of business is at a stand. ' : We consume
fn' proportion:' 4o our ' ability to pay, and
so it must' continue. .. ' , . "
Take another view, of the subject.
Banking is either safe or unsafe. If the
BambB are able to redeem their' notes
then nothing is added to ihe currency,
for the dollar in paper which we . hold is
worthless, unless it wilj draw; the specie
at the iBank.': . And if one is only good
when the Wher is in the vault of the
Bank to redeem it, why hot discard the
Banks and their worthless paper and put
the Bpeclri.h' circulation Where the
safety in making two dollars out of one ?
HereY the-,' lies the secret of bar 'Bank
failures ' and money panics. ' Instead of
retaining ine apecie in lueir . vauiis ior
the redemption of their notes, as they
are in honor-, bound to ; do, they invest
it 4nJ stocks, ' railroads, and a thousand
other speculations, .then buret up and
Jeave their raga in the hands of the peo-.
pie..;. The money finds its way into the
hands of eastern business men, who invest
it in- European fabrics, and unless we
have, a. surplus of produce to export and
bring the specie again into the country,
the people are; left to suffer. ' - Now, if
we dispense with Banks, -the1 specie will
remain in the country' and 'our produce
will pay for our supplies ; and when one ;
crops fail we will do. without foreign Tu
ries,!simply beeause we could'nt pay for
them if we had them. - To the argument
that paper is more convenient for public
upe because less weighty, we answer that
the evils arising from its use far overbal
ances the benefits arising therefrom, i
': The policy of dispensing with Banks
has been most satisfactorily ' demonstra
ted. ' In most of the European countries
paper currency is almost wholy unknown
But we have a better example nearer
nomeY .'.Our Government receives noth
ing piit! Gold and ''Silver" in payment 'of
duties, , and discards paper money alto
gether. Here, then, is a startling fact.
While the people in the respective States,
legislating, for. themselves; have discar
ded Gold and Silver arid adopted the pa
per currency, are now suffering immense
ly from " their own folly, the finances of
the General . Government never -were in
a, better condition f And yet, with this
fact staring them in the face, people talk
about, there not being Gold and Silver
henough to meet the wants of the public 1
Who ever heard of such stupidity ?
-The much-abused SnlT Treasury, law
retains In be country over fifty millions
of dollars annually of Gold and Silver,
which 'would otherwise .'be .scattered
abroad. ' It gives" us a large portion of
the little Gold and Silver we now have,
and stands as a splendid -monument of
the wisdom of the Democratic policy.
No law was ever more bitterly denounced
by the Whigs before it went into opera
tion, and yet it has" been the means, in I
the present crisis, of preserving the na- j
tion from' bankruptcy" " tt was "one of
Gen. Jackson's favorite measures, and
time has demonstrated the Correctness of
his views. He -wad, however, no more
thoroughly convinced of its utility, than '
tf theutter inefficiency of all Banking
institutions. ThB Whigpregthrough
outthe State arc raising the f4d cry for
mer Banks,-i help us oati of o .r pres
ent .difficulties.: ' Ie lire people pause
and think twice, ere they assist in pro
longing their serfdom a quarter of a cen
tury longer. - -- '
Since our last issue, there have been
any quantity of Bank failures. It seems
as if every Bank upon which a " run "is
made, breaks. All that's necessary is
to look into them, and they, ' bust up "
instanter: The following private bank
ing houses have failed since our last issue :
Cincinnati McMickcn & Co., Sniead,
Collord & Hughes, Ellis & Sturges and
T. S. Goodman & Co. ' These bankers
all promise to secure their -depositors,
principal and interest, and claim to have
stopped payment for a few days only.
The most intense excitement prevails in
the city, and a general " run " h
as been
made on all the depositing banks,
4 , ; ...
Pittsburgh --Hugh D. King,. banker,
failed on the 9th. - Great excitement in
the money market. '; ;
Bcrr alo Robert Codd's Exchange
Bank gone. ' Commercial circles Tery
blue.. - : i"!
In addition to these private failures,
we have the following Banks" of issue, in
which our readers are more deeply inter
ested ; t . ' - ;
The Pickaicay . County Bank, Cir
cleville, stopped payment ou Wcdaesday
last. The Cashier Bays they were com
pelled to stop on account of. the course
which the Chicago, Cleveland- and Cin
cinnati Brokers pursued towards them.
He says, further, that the Bank -will re-J
deem every dollar of its circulation. .'lis
circulation, is secured by Slate Stocks;
It is worth scventy-fivecents on the dol
lar at home, l.-yl :
The Clinton Bank of Columbus "has
had quite a " run and is considered in
a very precarious condition., . It is re
fused on deposit here, and we advise our
readers to keep clear.of it for the present.
' The City Bank of Columbus,' to the
surprise of every body, stopped payment
on the 10th. , This Bank was considered
one of the safest in Ohio, as it had a large
amount of the City and Township funds
deposited with it, besides the proceeds of
the late State Fair. Its notes are se
cured by State Stocks.
iBECKix's Miami Valley Bank, Day
ton, Las also failed. .' Mr. .deckel is ret
presented ' as being principal owner of
several Turnpikes, is a heavy stockhold
er in numerous Bail Boada, . and owns a
large amount of Real Estate. ' It is said
that" "be is (ood ' for - all ' his liabili
ties. The notes of this Bank are set
eured .by State .Stocks. Y.Beckei.' also
owns the Wayne, County Batik,- of Indi
ana, so look out tor tnat i . .''-
The Canal Bank of Cleveland, weni
by the board on Thursday. It also was one
of the State Stock Banks. It has closed
down, on ite .depositors to -the'.tuDe of
one hundred and eighty thoitsand dol
lars I It will continue to redeem its
notes so long as its specie lasts.. ... When
that fails, it proposes to exchange the
redeemed , notes for Stocks in the hands
of the - State -Auditor. . These Stoeks
will then be sold at par if they can, and
the, redemption ot tne notes continued.
. We Lere give MBtjof all the .y.nid
Banka wLose circulations are secured by
State Stocks in thearida i of the Auditor;
So ong as! our Stale' Stocks are worth
their, face, the notes ot these jjianKs.wiit
be good, break :or no break.-, j-.-i . .
Bank of Commerce; -Cleveland; "''-!
Bank of Marion ; - ' :,; " '' -.'
Bank of Geauga : "Yy "!. '' !
Canal Bank of Cleveland ;
City Bank of Cleveland.; ! ' -.A
City. Bank of Columbus;1 'V.',"
CUV Bank of Cincinnati ; '" '
Commercial Bank of Cincinnati,; , .
Champaign County Bank, Urbanaf
Franklin Bank of anesville ; '
Franklin. Bank of Bortage County ;
Forest City Bank,- Cleveland ; 1
Iron Bank of Iron ton ; -
' Mahoning Co.' Bank, YoUngstowU;
M"aTa. Ti "R. ,V TVTfLcanirkn "'
Miami Valley Uank of i)aytou ; j.;
Pickaway County Bank,' Circleville ;
Sandusky City Bank . , 1
Seneca County Bank, Tiffin ; .' "'
Springfield Bank; .Vi'.'nis,
Stark, County Bank, Canton; "'. j
Union Bank, Sandusky City. ,;
Western' Reserve Bank, Warren ;
The reader wiUjerceive that the above
named five Banks, which have suspended
payment, are included in this list. i . If
any of our readers have any of the notes
of -these Banks in their .possession, we
would' advise them not to part with them
at much of a sacrifice.. They are amply
secured, and the Banks have .only, shop
ped payment because they are unable to
pay their, depositors." Lcfit ajadj be
understood . that the above list ' contains
all the Banks in the State whose circula
tions are secured by State Stocks, and
that all others are doing' business upon
private1 capital alone. : Let every man
cut out this list and paste it in his hat.
We. would i advise , our readers to pay
striet obedience to the Small Note Law.
Don't take a single dollar of foreign bank
paper, if you would be safe. Ghio mon
ey is as good, if not the best, we can get.:
. ' i ! ....::', '.:i
" ? JZTSr B.' D. ' Boice advertises a hew
lot of Hardware. , Robeu is an enter-,
ptising fellow, and deserves the success
which has attended his. efforts in the
Hardware business. ; Hia Stock is com
plete in every respect, and we adinso
all in need to give hira a call.
His store
U in the new Bank, Block..
democratic Triumph ! In tfew Yorkf'
'The Dofnocracy gained a'gloriaus tri
umph in New Yorkoa the 7th instant.
Setmour,' Democrat, is elected Governor
by about 20,000, and we have elected a
Democratic Mayor in New York City!
Glory enough for one day. j Had 'to trot
out Chapman conld'ut help itj !'We
have a very comfortable booth' din. Salt
River,, which . is at the service of our
J Whig friends.,, . " ere. be. y our . gibes
now?"- -v--.
The Whig presses are blow lug over
an election Baid to have taken place out
West, , Of that we. have . received , no
authentic information, but aupposo the
Democrats forgot that there was to ' be
an election.;' They will be onharids to
help skin Cooub in '56. , Mark that I 'i
The numerous friends of Thomas
xniKGER,'- in this' County ' .wilt, learn '
with pleasure that his murderer had been
arrested.' We learn from a reliable pri
vate source, 'that this arrest is iqainly to
be attributed to the untiring.; efforts of
the members of the Masonie fraternity
of Jamestown. The' whereabouts of the
fiend was ascertained, by intercepting a
-private letter from him to. his wife. The
following article from the Senora Demo
crat, o Oct. 7th, gives the particulars :
;,i;ARiiESTED. It will doubtless ' bo re
membered that about the middle of June
last the dead body of Capt Stringer,
formerly of the Cold' Spring Cottage, ' a
man' well and favorably known by the
community, was found on an unfrequent
ed road, 'near the Table Mountain, a few
miles from here, having been shot while
on bis wagon, from an ambusade by the
road side.!' Suspicion foil upotv -M. C.
Kyes, the then tenant of ; the.- above
house, with whom it was known'-some
previous difficulty had existed, but he
was not to be found, and by many he was
supposed to be beyond the reach of the
law. . A few weeks ago, however, infor
mation came to the sheriff of the county,
that Kyes was at Los Angelos, and go-J
ing' by the name of -tJotts.1 Sheriff
Solomon-, accompanied by Geo. S.' Evans,
immediately started in his pursuit. ' On
arriving at Los "Angeloa they ..were in
formed that he had gone to the Tejon
Pass, near which place he was arrested.
Hearing :that he probably would pass
over a certain road on the following day,
-they'-obtttioed Iiot-ww antl tfe - to"- fie
place designated that night, where they
awaited his approach, secreting- them
selves in the bushes by the wayside At
about the time intimated, Kycs.with
three or four companions, came -i-i Bight,
and wheri"he approached their1 -'place of
concealment his horse was seizedy-aod a
couple of revolvers drawn - ou him id an
instant ' The arrest was so sudden -and
unexpected, that it unmanned him,, and
he made no resistance. The sheriff ar
rived here with his prisoner on Wednes
day evening, and he is now in jail await
ing his trial. ' -.':
" 1 HOLD I1I.TI I '
. i The editor of the .Wooster Republi
can says that- because of the late popu
lar 'verdict against the 'Nebraska Bill in
Ohio'aslie reads itSenator Pugh ought
tfljrcsign, as he favofs that measure be
cause of its popular sovereignty clause
And he even asks the press to " pass it
hround. ". Better' send for Baknum to
pass ; the .Editor found I : He'd draw a
cowd,, certain, . ; , .
- - ; ;-... . .
'. 'Nnrv Book Store. -R. Q. BSer, the
inimitable wit and popular lectufer' ou
educational topics, : has opened a new
Book . Store in the room .formerly occu
pied by the Bank. . .The selection of the
stock' evinces a cultivated taste, as well
as fine .business capacities. j.The. 'stock
is large, and exceedingly well adapted
to- this market. - We noticed a variety
of beautiful articles for the ladies, and
Quince is just the man to exhibit them.
We advise every body to go to the new
Book-Store, when they want any thing
in the Book and Stationery line Ad
vertisement next week: ' "' " s , ' "
f -. . New York Election. :.
...:-.. Buffalo, Nov. 9 -V. M. '.
The Congressmen elected ' in New
York, as far as heard from, are :
. 1 st ' District N. W. Vaik, ,: Know
Nothing.,. , . -. . ; - ;....Y
. 2d District J. S. Donohan, Whig.
3d District Guvera, Whig. i ,:r. .1. A .
- 4th District John Kelly, Softbeats
Mike Walsh.. . .. .. . . - Y.v .
i 5th District -Thos. R. Whitney K. N.
6th District JohnWlieeler,'
L"13th District Russel, Whig.- ' - :: -7
Hth District Dixon; Whig. : j
. 17th Dlstrict---Spinner; Soft Dem.
'' 1 8th District; -T homas Jackson ,Hard
Democrat.. ' " - -.J"-'-'y '
' 20th! District
' 23d District-
-O. B. Matteson, Whig,
-W. A: Gilbert, Whin?
' 24th District- A. H. GraOger,' Soft
Whig. . ' ' - ; rY: YYY.: ' " "Y
'. "' 25th District--E. B.' Morgan, Whig.
, 26th District A. Oliver, Anti-Nebraska
Democrat, r . '..,' , . . ; .
: 27th Diairict Williams, Soft Dem.
28th District -Benj. : Pringle,. Whig.
ii 30th District -Flagler, Whig Y .
33d District F.' Edwards,: Whig and
Know Nothing. Y ;':. '-' '."' i
'irSr'There re n the'United States
40,564 physicians, lai surgeons, 6,-5dy
apothecaries,; 467 chemists, 2,923 dent-
ists, 10 oculists, and . iy proiessei mcoi
cine makers.' It is no wonder the popu
lation of the United States is almost de
cimated every year," - ",Y ;Y r ' ..' - ! i
r -YYYCpyjMBD, Nov. 2, 1854.s
" Ix compliancoY with a promise made
you, L now roaume .the" " M gray goose
quil or, rather, the modern improve-"
ment,"" upon- that Yf fgooicish " excreK
cenfee,"the goldpfen, tq pbpt your readejrs.
oiAallyjUp6Brtheicls and incidents
transpiring ip. the Oapitpi City.
YYThe XJnited States Oircuit Court has
just adjourncdt Ihfring its session, quite
a number of cases were tried, and con
victions, had, among which are tho fol
lpjfhig' AfyButh yj years of 6ge,";by
the name of Nicholas Shatto, from
Noble county, was convicted for robbing
the United States Mail and -sentenced
to ten 'years imprisonment in the" Penitentiary..-:
Rather a hard sentence, coa -sidering
his extreme youth. . . Would not
a House of Correction for-( Juvenile of-,
fenders, do much better in euoh cases ?
Several, other boy-casei.' were tried, for
similar offenses but discharged in conse
quence of ; satisfactory. proof , that the
boys were ' naturally thieves-, or mono
maniacs on that' subject.'' Y' 0 :: ; ; -"
The Bank Cases haye''at length been'
determined. MrWooLSEir, a stock
holder in' .the. Commercial Branch of the
State Baak of Ohio. Sind who resides in
Connecticut, procured an injunction
against thcTreasurer of Cuyahoga coun
ty, restraining him from, collecting the
taxes assessed upon that J'.Jnstitution.V .
Judge McLean, ( as the "Local of . this
City saysacting aAttqrney,) decided
that the Tax "Law of. l8o'l-2, .was un
constitutionul and' void. This decision
renders the injunction perpetual, : and
hence, the question that most agitates
Banks and Bankirig. nutnofioliss, is nOw
probably put at rest,,,. Y . ... ; .
Some . astounding, developmentsY are
taking place over at the Prison. , ,A sys- :
tern of robbery has been carried on at the
Penitentiary. for a, year, or more; and
sever! persons, heretofore ' considered,
honest and upright citizens, havo been
implicated in this system of piracy. It
would seem,, that instead of the Ohio
Penitentiary ;.being a house of correc
tion, it proves to be a " den of thieves."
One Mr.; J, ,M. King, formerly, from
Guernsey county, and who had previous
to this time, sustained a good character
in the M. E, Church, ( aud as I am in
formed is aclas-i leader,) has been impli
cated in the affair ; and nearly $1000
worth of stolen goods have been found
ill hia possession. . He had also prepared
a suit of "citizens' clothes for, the escape
bfi Convict; for which offenses he has
been arrested aud bound forhis appear
ance to the Court of Co.UmOif Pleas, for
the first offense, iu the sum of $1000;
and the second, in $500, in default of
which, he waB unceremoniously thrust
into the County Jail, to await his trial. ;
The Capitol is moving slowly heaven
Ward ; and the arch of the dome, togeth
er with the roofing, will soon be finished.
This grand 'pile of masonry will be an
honor to Ohio and the West when com
pleted. " - - Yours, &c, "
. - SOLON.
, r r r- -' ...
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Particulars of - the Arrest Arrison's
' Conduct -His Statement of his IViere
abouts, SC., SfC.'SfC
- William Arrison, the person suspected
and generally believed, to bo the cruel
murderer" of Allison and his wife, by
means of a torpedo box, at tho Marine
Hostital in this city, on the 27th of June
last, has been arrested, and is now safe
ly lodged in the jail of this county. The
circumstances leading to the finding-out
of his whoreabouts, and the particulars
of his arrest are as follows': -"' .'
; About two weeks ago. a letter address
ed to O. F. Willard,; was received at
the post-office of this city, and accidental-
ly placed m tlie Dcx ot - J? . . vv uiara,
an Attornev of this city. Mr. Willard
tookit out, aud opened Tt without dis--
covering"7 the" mistake- in -the direction,
but finding the letter was tiot for him,
returned it to the post-offioe, with an ex.
planation. 'rhe jolloir'vag- is a copy of
that ' letter : ' - ;
' : . " - MuscATrsE, Out 30th, 1854. ;
"' Mri Willakd Dear ' Sir ; Since
you left I have thoight of some things
that may be of advantage to you in your
investigations. Do not omit calling on
Dr.- ', Ohio College buildings : he
is my friend ' Do not approach nim on
lyin'your true character ; make a frank
statement ot your business, ana ass nim
for his advice; Operate on his sympa
thy; if possible. ' You may find the new
street Directory of invaluabld service to
you in findihgthose youjget the names of,
and not the number of their residence. (
If you call on Mrs. C ; , or C -'s
family, walk in "without ceremony in
troduce yourself 'make'your business
known ; say you are anxious to get light
on the subject , express your request, &c,
but don't stay over one hoar at any time,
and not that long nnless they appear to
be sympathizers. Never call more than
the second time unless pretty strongly
invited. -1 think it would be as well to
call on Mrs. C . corner of and
Freeman street, Mrs.
Sixth streeet,' and the
corner of Third and
street. I
have rersoii for thinking they
are my
friends. Possibly they may know ot so me
thing' which may be of advantage tome.
If they know anythin j against me I
wvBti to know it.. " ;'.- -'"
Just say t6 them you wish to hear their
real sentiments.' . Save all the money
for me ' you can, ' yet ' do not' omit any
thing of service to me on that account.' ;
" Yours, &c, ' WILLIS. ;
' P. S.' Scrutinize Mr.."' F very
closely. ' Do not stop short of complete
Satisfaction why he has J not "obtained
judgment on .the note. If he fails td
give that, you had better take council .of
Some legal man what course to pursue.?
in such a coatingency U A-
would be as good as any I know of. ' Do
hot omit writmg at least everv other dav.
if you have difficulty .'and let nid know
r .V- -T' ; i '
contrive how to come over thefii. " W."",
P. S,YTho letter you mailed here for
the old man, I look on as very imprudent:
If my watchers are sharp at'all. it mav
lead to serious 'consequences.' There ia
not so much daneor of the letter bein
purloined, as iu - the post-mark. - Spies
mav be sent here on .susoicioP that the
letter was "from me.' Attentiorf should
not be ' drawd to this points This has
troubled me, night and day. 'ever since
The ItalicB are the writers. "We omit
the names of the persons mentioned , as
they are not connected with the matter.
The letter, it is rumored, was written to
Arrison's brother. '--
4 They' language of the loHerirt tracted
attention. tA soon as l)r. JVattiat, the
pogtni aster,1- read it,! he waa fr.'oiii"ome
caaseY induced to suspect thrrt it was
frdnv Arrisdni He im mediator aeBtlbr
Capt! Hkc;Y!theY Chiefof lolirt!7;andi
Mr. Kufiirffc-the JMrShal aVhe uy-.
These officers confirmed the suspicions of
the .postmaster, and it was determined
to visit the place immediately. Capt.
Hoke determined to do the business him
salf. without conferring with any of his
subordinates, and Marshal; Baffin having
indispensable business to attend to here,
sent Mr. Lewis Lee, one of his deputies,
as an assistant to the ' Chief of PaHce.
A rconsultation was bad with the Mayor,'
and Tie, feeling a ' deep interest " in the
matter, determined to accompany : the
above named officers t ,. . ., !
v Thoy left a week ago last Monday, no
one. ' save those who had been -consulted
were aware of their object.-; They pro
ceeded, immediately to ,Muscatinej by
the ' way of Chicago and Bock Island,
arriving there . at ten o'clock Thursday
night. Y; They 'registered.' ; their names
falsely, and retired to rest for the night.
.. Early the next morning, the officers,
as had been" agreed upon here; waited
upon the Postmaster .of the place,' and
made him a confidant. . From him they
learned that a suspicioW folio w. named
Willis, was employed iu the drag store
Ot Mr. Uougherty,- only a few doors from
the post-office.;. The description given of
Willis, answered the description of Ar
rison precisely. - ; The Postmaster; read
ily tendered all assistance jn his. power;,
and immediately proceeded with the, Cin
cinnatians ; to;; the i office, of Magistrate
Kline, to whom the-whelg circumstance
was related, and he, too expressed him
self willing to aid as far as pdssiblei.- j
Esq. Kliue,' upon the affidavit of, Capt.
Hoke, issued a warrant for the arreBt of
Arrison, alias j Willis.; ;Nd i constable
being at hand, Sheriff D. .G. McCloud,
and his .deputy, James Behan, were cal
led Into service, and the warrant placed
in McCloud's hands. - The whole party
then ; proceeded , to the neighborhood of
tho drug; store..; Gapt.i.Hoke knowing
Arrison, bj 'sight, it was- agreed that he
and Le should first enter the store and
see if they recognized him,, and. that, the
Sheriff and the rest should soon follow.
.-.-HoKe' purchased some-cigars . in the
drug store, but was not waited upon ; by
Willis, who was : sitting by : the stoy
reading a newspaper, with his bac'i to
wards thp visitor. .; Hoke did not recog
nize him, and was about leaving the store
wheu the Sheriff and his deputy entered.
The Sheriff walked . immediately -up, t
Arrison. ; And said, "WiiUs, I have , a
warrant' for ' you." ..."Arrison seemed
startled, aud dropping the paper grasped
at the warrant. . As soon as Hoke - and
' Lee saw his face, they, knew j him, .and
the. former approached, and' addressed
him, said, " How are you Bill'." Arrison,
who by that time had recovered, replied
" Who are you talking to? I guess you
are mistaken in your man.'' ;- Some con
versation ensued, duriug which he de
nied tlmt his name was Arrison, aud
said that they were mistaken in their
man.. . ;."'- i
He; was handcuffed, taken before
Squire Kline, and immediately commit
ted to the custody of the Sheriff.
As soon as the news of the arrest
tspread thr nch Muscatine
population was thrown into a state of
excitement. They gathered .iu an im
mense crowd around where the prisoner
was, seemingly anxious to see him, but
expressing themselves determined to aid
the officers if any aid was needed. . The
Sheriff placed Arrison in -charge of the
Cincinnati Officers, and fearing a ha
beas corpus, it was determined to bring
him forthwith to Cincinnati. ' At four
o'clock that afUrnoou, the packet 'Mo
Kee came along, and Arrison, escorted '
by a full thousand people was taken
aboard. He' was handcuffed, and one or
more of the ."officers , was by " his side
continually,' from themontent' of hisar-!
rest until he; was lodged in prison. Y His
baggage waa also ' brought with ' him,
andiu that was found unmistakeable ev
idence that he is tho individual the offi
cers were, after though' be contiuually
denied it. : He was by no meatfS' 'com-
inunicative on the trip, and was very
careful in alL his replies. ' They arrived
herd late last night, and Arrison , was
placed in the watch : house j 'under' Sspe
cial guard for the night, "he still contend
ing that his name was' t Willis. '- '"-'" .": ' j
When about to part with Capt, Hokej
last night, ho requested him to . inform
Lawyer French of the arrest, and to re
quest him to call at thewatph-house this
morning. Lawyer Freuch, who was for
merly employed by; Arrison. iU -a. civil
suit," called this morning,, and had an in
terview with the prisoaor. 'Aftcr.'8 uo
acknowledged that his' Yiiame ""was" .Wil
liam Atrisou, the perso:i the officers we're
in pursuit of and became more commu
nicative. " ' . . ' ' ' Y - ' Y .-
The fact of the arrest becoming known
many persons assembled, around the
watch-house at an early hour this" .mor
ning, 'to get a sight at the prisonor. , The
crowd became so large that about eight
o'clock it was considered best to' remove
him to jail,' Where he now is. '.'" Y :."" '
Arrison denies the murder. . He says
that he left'Cincinuati on the evenuig of
the 27th of June," the very night of the
horrible murder, ' takiug passage on a
boat bound to St.. Louis, and., that he
knew, nothing of the murder until he afr
terwards. read the accountin the Cincin
nati newspapers. . .' " - .
During the trip he was taken down
with the cholera, and . was detained, in
consequence at StY Louis. He -.was in
that citv when our CincinualiY officers
were bunting him in - Iowa; they," how
ever, ricihtlv coniecturing where he was
going, lie arrived at nis tatuer s on
the 12th of July, remained there three
days,- and theu . left. He has been .' in
Muscatine, passing under, the name, of
Willis, since tho 12th, of August;, and
though his conduct was sbmewliat singu-
lar.'uo one there ever, suspected him of
being Arrison; ''. " -' - - -
He has been indicted by the Grand
Jury for , the murder. All the items bf
evidence oginst him, with the names and
residencea of witnesses has Jbc'en carfully
gathered, written down and filed in the
Prosecuting Attorney's Office ' by Mar
shal Baffin, sa that tho evidence is easily
got atv- lie will be brought to trial at
the earliest moment. The partjoulars
of the murder is still fresh in the' mem
ory of our readers, and a repeti tion need
less, it was the most norrioie ever
committed in this community,', and. it
chills one's blood to think pfit. If Ar
rison is guilty, death by the scaffold 'is
his fate. ' ;-YY ' '.' .
The officers desiro us to Express "their
thanks to the officers and "citizens of
Muscatine,, for" their .'co-operation and
kind treatment,
c 1
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Boml)ardment of Sebastopol Still Con-
- ;: .-....'
Austria and Russia on the point of Hostilities!
..;"'" j. Halifax, Nov. 9. f '
. T he steamship "'America with Liver
pool dates of the 28th" ultnibas arrived
at this port.Y . .. .'..'. ' . ' '.'.'"r '' '
; Cunierci-.l I-ttellijrancsY " j
. Milligan's" circular quotes Western
Canal Flour at 42s, and Ohio at 44s;
yellow and "whito Corn-433, ; and white
Wheat 12s 6i,u .... vcrYv'f".'-- i '
; Ei?.rdsoa, Spenoe- fc; Co.?1' report
Flourand ' Wheat conBiderably'' higher"
and prices firm, with a T large busiuess
doing until Friday, when, with, a small
speculative : demand, ; prices - declined a
shade, yet closed on the whole at an ad
vance of 2s Ion Flour 'and d 7& 9d on
Wheat,, Corn has 'advanced 3 4a.
Western Canal Flour.40(a4ls; YPhila-
Ldelphia and Straight Baltimore 42 '
43, ana good 'Utiw 41408'---Wiiite
Wheat j l$l2ia; and Red 10illis ;
white and .yellow Indian Corn 4345s,
and mixed 44s. -.t,;.-, vs.; :"-r-. Yn I
Gardner's circular quotas-Beef and
Pork uuehanged, with a -moderBte de
mand.'" Bacon, opekd . heavy ,uTbnt im
proved, and atYthe'closelsQs advance
was asked. ' Speculators report the mar
ket as having receded from ihe previous
advance, bales were madeat 5454Js,
although Danniston'd circular says pricies
are higher. , .Sales of Tallow at f7s. '
Linseed Oil was unchanged and dull.
Coffee and Sugar were, firm.- .Tea. was
weak aud transactions small. j
London Money Market. The'trans
action in ..American . ""securities rwere
Binall. U. S. stocks.: are . unchanged.
The rates. -of interest are lower. - Con
sols closed at 9f.-rThe- bullion in the
Bank of England had r increased .500
ooo : :, . .... ,,;,,:.v,!,,, i
Bell quotes TJ. p. , Sixes, stocks of
L862, at 1.91 192 f . do do bonds ,1863,
I07103 ; do do stocks ; 1866-8, 105 ;
Pennsylvania ' sixes,' bonds, " 8282i j
Pennsylvania Cen tralY.Bailroad.bonds
90 J'J2 ! Erie,'first jnprtgage,'101
1 03 ; Northern " Indiana Railroad 77.
Money was easier, the rates of discount
being 41 - Consols 9494j
... Ceuera.1 Intelligrcnce ... . .
Sebastopol was being bombarded, but
had not been taken.- .ii,V'iu.'i:;
Austria aud Russia are .on . the point
of actual war. - -
Mr.' So'ule hds teen prohibited enter
ing France. : '' - ' ' '
' The London Times ' says : " We. are
informed that Mr. Soule, the American
minister to Madtrid,. was on Tuesday,
the 24th, refused, permission to "pass
through France on' his return.' from
Englaud to Spain." -" "Y" -." ';' a'" )
'-.The Bo t announces semi-offici'ally the
acquisition of Satnana, ' and ' says : It
amounts virtually if not absolutely to
the annexation of - St. - Domingo. . The
acquisition by the United - States of so
important- a position', threatening :" on
either hand the Spanish Islands of Cuba
and Porto Tiso, and so directly affecting
the British ' West -Indian possessions,
cannot be viewed with indifference.' '
- - i: .. :.,The"Wor,-''i' i''.f u-s-i
'- ' A- dispatch- from Sebastopol o'St
Petersburg, dated the -21st, says the
operations of the . besiegers-' contiuued.
Their fire was affectively answered, and
the fortifications had been but ' slightly
damaged.- i : -; '" '-'J . - ; - -
' Paris, , Friday Night. There is no
confirmation ;of the entry - of the:'Rns
s:ans 'into the1' Dobrndsoha,1 "andy it' is
therefore doubted. Sir John Burgoy ne,
on the 1 4. fixed the sites for the battery
ies, which will destroy the Russian ship
piog. A Russian- war steamer had beeo
captured by; the fleet.0 ;h'e 1 Mtwtea
of tihs morning contains an account '-bf
a victory over tbe'Russian near Gumnu
They-lost their baggage and '30 igunsi
A Russian Getieral - was killed; - The
Turks' .began1 to 5 besiege'.' ' the icitadel
of Gumni,:wheh" the Rusaiau corps whieh
formerly defeated the Turks-at BajaxHl
advanced to ' the .rescue from Erivan.'
It was repulsed and shut up in a defile,
and suffer ed':corisiderable.Ioss.'"Y";""
Liverpool, Saturday '. noon. -eTbe
latest advices show that 26 days elapsed
between-' the depaTturo of the besieging
armies from Balaklava and -the ' opening
of their fire upon Sebastopol. .The bat
teries were ready on ' the. 1 5th, and on
the 17th the fire opened from land and
sea. - The Dombardment continued till
night. The Russians lost 300 killed
and wounded. ; Admiral Korroleff1 was
killed!;' The fortifications suffered but
little. On the 18th' the' bombardment
was rusumed.'Y' Russian dispatches say
the '.garrison made frequent sorties----Wheu
the mail left Constantinople on
the 16thi five "steamers had arrived ','at
Balaklava with those wounded, in repel.
ling a; great sortie of 20,000 men. -; : " ; ;
- Raglan and Canrobert , had formally
summoned Sebastopol to surrender, and
required that the women, children anq
sick. "be sent away,; and flags hoisted upon
the hospitals.' v .' , -'..',
The Russian ' army is' concentrating
on the Upper . Belbeck, and already
numbers 45.000. The allied army ..is
divided now into a siege army, and an
army of observation. 'The latter' is
posted ou the extensive table land which
seperates xSalaElava trom Sebastopol,
which is accessible only from two points.
The Russians are hovering oif the.out
side of the Allies' positions,1 aud ou the
7th made a strong demonstration on the
north-western extremities of the oarop,
but were keptin cbeok and retired with
out giving battle."' 'T' : ' Jt
On the 2d, 5th and Hth, the garrison
of Sebastopol made sorties and destroyed
some small works. On the evening1 of
tho 5th a convoy of 4000 Russians sue
cceded iq entering Sebastopol; '-'"'" " ' I
The allies number 1 10,000 and 80,000
additional Freneh were already to em
bark from Marseilles on "the 2181 and
8000 Turks from Varna. ' '; " ! ': " i
Letters say that the :allies: have 300Q
mta in- bttterV. '-""- -'--s 0'-iq l".
After a few" days fire, the, ' Allies wilt
attempt tb storm the garrison, i-hjch is
estimated at 40,000 meni '-' j
Admiral Machinoff, who commanded
at Sinope, and is commandant of Sebae
topolf-haa published an address, saying
that he wfll defend it to. the last Any
fine i w.eIcome to shoot him if he don't
VAdvices from Constantinople of the
1 2th say the Russians had re-taken Upa-
U.tori. The English garrison of 500 re-
tirfeil with a loas of one gun ; but it ia
denied, by the English papers;
NAaIfied force had been sent under
General -losquet and Achimet Pasha, to
preventhe advance of the Russians.
.. . : Au-tria.
- A. great council of war was held at
Vienna, at which theEmpero? presided.
Bam Hess waa present, j ItAp reperted
that sAustria. eummonsj iRusaiato with
draw from the frontier of Ualiscia. The
whole Austrian army is to be put on a
war footing. ; The garison of Viepna hae
orders to be reaby to marjbpa 48 hours'
" Russia in the meantime "eontinflea to
menace Austria. The Csar has'gona to
Warsaw. ; Forces are concentrsvting - on
the Austrian frontierj ' and. but little
doubt is entertained at , Vienna, that ere
long there will be" actuV.h6s.iytieal"Y
" Anntria. Jft" Anihnludl n'.tmtM.nM
financial eperationj' iy Vjh'ieh" ' ehe f "ha
transferred to a " company pf, capitalista
all the railroads constructed and worked
by the.'Govetnmieht 'o) "'Hupgary . and
Bohemia. " The" couipapy' pay - J200,-
Annt.ro haa rnln-norf an 'nMM' 1a .
flic last" dispatch bf.tBe Prussiao Qotern
ment, repeating that Austria' will adhere
inflexibly td the policy ex pressedAi 'Jte
note of the 30th Seotembef . t Th4 action
The fleet will Jeave iher Babjm Jibont
the : end "of 'November. YYFlveY.floating
batteries and twenty un boats, drkwlng I
four feel of watei,"arer building inhlSug- '
lond for spring operations. JJl - :
next apriog, to bring , heine the - j-ejnaiue
of f rankhn's partv. r. ... ..
, , t Pr- Bae "hasj -commenced gvapio
apparatus, wuiuu u ueiug tuiiBiruwau
NeweasUeon-Tyne,-;; - or b lowing " tip
ehips; ; - It is tobe sunk in th Jwbor of '
Sebastopol. -, 'T!TiiY"f n
. . ' j- . TlraMee:'1 -'-"-1-' .
The" Emperot-lias, written, a letter of
condolence toMadaine StAraaud He
bestows a pension' f 0,000 franco as a
national recomaf'fC''.y'T :
" ' xue wnota ennrp or tiie- vSOBtuwui em
bark for Ake Eaat-iia sooa-?M req'ui'cedY; .
' SouIeV- 'return to: Madrid .'has -
caused qtatta aa:exiteaamttaad a clamor .
has been inado '-to induce- the'-Spadish ,
Government t6 solicit hia recalLY ,,u '
yaeen..'iaanel(a.'4aS'2osndonea the
tuea m suuicaung j.iLB;At;givnniHiiB mrm
preparing for a movemehtT'' 1:-:,s -.
:j . c l. j : ... . . . : .
,, The overland mau nasjeen telegraph-
edY! Cantoh was stillj besieged Septem
ber. 26th i. The .-distress of The besieged
was great; ' No tea was' ready : for ship-
-. a. .'i' !, i I ii
hi: "' :yy, i'Y-Y!;-
The American clipper Comet- arrived
at Hong Kong from Liverpool in 64 days.
Loss of the Yankee Blade .pn tBe Pacific.
T.Si. Y' New York, Nov. 9,1854.,
The North. Star arrived at this port-'
form Aspinwall, with . the California,
mails of the -16th ult, and $1,700,000
- . - , ni . -a j :.l . i r, .1 j
specie, cue cyuueeteu witu iuo uoiu
en j Gate, which -waa detained ' at San
Francisco until- 4 'P.' M., to enable mer
chants to answe.- letters.- --'
The "steaniHhin Tanked "Blade. which.
left . San Francisco on the 30th of Sep
tember for Panama," was wreeked the fol
lowing day. She had on board 800 pas
sengers, besides the crew and firemen
She struck- a reef of rocks off Point Ar--guello,
15- miles above Point Conception..
($153,000) . on Y board , were lost.. . The
ship is-a total wrecks aud in a day or two
washed to pieces. A fog hung uponthe
coast and the captaid supposed the ship
to be 20 miles from land ahen she s truck
There were terrible .scenes of pillage on
board after she ..struck and before the.
passengersi ware rescued by the steamer
Golhfli.'"-'' '-" ;, Hi.
The following are all the names of the
lost given Four children o Mrs. Longs
town ; -Mrs.'" Bret man' and child ; Mrs.
Summer Yand Y child j Y Mrs. ' Smith, and.
child ; wife of. Mr Smith, of Smith Bi'o.
Co Y Mr.' Mdbre'and cbild -' Frank' E.
The.teameh-p-Iirotbor Jonathan ar
rived at San Francisco on the loth, with
the passengers from the wrecked Yankee
Blade. ". " " r""Y-,'Y;' Y(;-Y 2!,";;;..r
The Siera Nevada reached San Fran-.
Cisco on the 15th. i. :. i t - 7.u.. ( n
The'Nortb' Star brings 526 passenctrs
inducing Mrs. Sinclair and Lieut Beale.
ON Frt it Trees. We examined, while?
at Sacramento, four rows of peach tree
in t.ha orchard of the the Pouiolf-iciaV
Gardens fit tfcfi Jilinijji .tjud .jnoted the
deleterious, result of growing vegetablee
upoh the- " ground around theM: ' . ,'Tnese
four rows of .treeswere not much - more
and they appeared yellow a. nd. aicjuy: the
entire ground between the rows ana- un
der the trees were planted with turnips.
Another square' we found planted with
cabbages iii the' samo sickly condition.
AH the other trees -in the orchard were
larger; the leaves a lively green, and ;in
perfect healthl -These faets oan be wit
neesed any moment by a visit to the
grounds.---.Cal. Farmer. -"
' PLAirrjsciSTBllwMaRiEi-f '
An1fiolfiAAu'rv' f-i4wrtfiriAlil' We IN ' 1U-
c-nrtd tn nrefer making the "beds,
ting put the plaDts'io the fall;" and the
chief reason is, that the fall planting, if
properly done, gives the amateur the op
portunHy ofenjoyingfruitof his own
raising the next season; and should- fJ
of the plants suffer from the .effect of
the winter, or die out, it gives time and
opportunity to bav-lir-."Jaea-nlled
up with new and rigorous plants jn the
spring.-1;1 The fall planting also - premita
the ground toiba.jnoro. thoroughly "pre- .
pared for setting the, plants, ami the
work does mt interfere , "aor much with
other necessary . labor in the "garden, aa,
if it wera left until he 'Bpring. Mich.
Farmer: .Y' Vs-n --..iY'..' .
" '- . ' . ;-- ' - v'" -
" StST -A. movement has "been madeian
JPrancd-tO - negotiate with Anstritt re
specting a railroad 4o extend from Prus
sian frontier .across 'Austra to'T,emeswar
Traasylvania,Y with' . a view (o; itl"coa
pletion to .C.pntagibj,;',;;; i

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