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J. V. JJovd, htsq. lh:a gentleman
I hfl Uhliflinn e 1 1 !J
A j it ,.,..! nas .purchased the stock of goods form-
, ... , , , J has added thereto a 1
buuuiu remind tne weauny Class oi our :
citizens, as they sit by Iheirc'imfortatlo j
firesidW, that there aro. many in" onr"
date of my last letter. On Saturday
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evening a policeman named David sour-
JEST Thursday," the 30th Inst,' Las
been set apart Jyhe .Governor, of this
State m a day for fasting and prayer,
Wo hope it will be observed as usual by
0r citizens.
We learn that many of the Far-
mra of lira -county are converting all
ttheir.paper money into Gold&nd silver.
This will make them Bare. even wheii ii
it is ot kept in Safe. : '
Lire in the Clearings, versus the
Bean, hy Mrs. 5Ioodie. B. C.'-Ticknor,
-etftSrprising bookseller of Mansfield,
' haa laid the above work, on our tabic.
3lr. Rooms is an English Authoress of
Considerable note, "aid the above work is
ft narrative of her travels in Canada.
' It will well repay a perusal '" Price, 50
' cent. " ' ' -. . . .......
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, Just at this time, every Bank seems
to bo troubled with a. weakness ia its vi
tal parts. Every day brings intelligence
of some Bank ' breaking! Somo ' that
heretofore hare been considered abovo
uapicion. .have suddenly closed-doors,
far oar part, we know not where to look
Tor the next break. The only consolation
'we can give bill holders is to "get rid of
your notes as fast as possible,, as in an
hour whoa ye think not . you may . be
tripped of all jo possess. ' The fact is
Banks are too tender for this world, and
accordingly they break for " another
and ia better world.7. .iS v"
-r ...- i-n
-y Last week we mentioned that a Faro
Bank in this place had broke Tnis was
ie fact, as' we were "advised.. '.Faro is a
tgame that gamblers play, and- they hare
what s called Bank, where the deposit
of money ia kept. ' We mentioned the
circumstance as matter of sport, in con
nection with other Banks breaking
throughout the State, to show that even
tho M men of Ashland " might fail.- It
seems that the real bona fide Bankers of
this place,' construed the article as per
sonal to themselves.. . If "they see fit to
regard theirs as a Faro Bank, we cer
tainly should not be blamed- According
to oar notions of morality, thero isn't
much difference between" Faro and the
generality of" Banks. The article in
question related strictly to gamblers,
s&d jet these gentlemen . stand on the
treeU day after day charging that we
nade a stab at them, and talk of prose
cution, St. c They know the meaning of
the word Faro well. No citizen of Ash
land believed that there was any inten
tion on our part to injure these men, but
it was supposed that this would be a fine
opportunity to injure us with a portion
of the people of this county., A little
personal feeling must be gratified, as an
other opportunity might not' occur soon.
Well, genvlemen Bankers, fire away, we
feel equal to Ihe emergency. We'll sec
you through, and something more. We
hope you will learn to distinguish, here
after, between an Exchange Bank,' and a
Faro Bank or Roulette table. '. This ex
plana tion we think sufficient, and the
'only question left is, who struck Billv;
Pattolson? Echo, &e.-' ' - ; v-
arge 'assortment of
new goods.- His first proclamation ap
pears an to-dny's paper. Mr. Boyd ia
In nlil Imrifl f. I ! Tui'lnBra " ,n' an.
TY1 1 1 1 0 f. t lift t Mra nnr OA tni'llinqtiilv ntnfl. . - -
. - . .-. iDiucli mistake the man if he does not
tea as themselves and who will stand - - - -. , , , : . - . .
. . t. I prove a formidable opponent to his com
' . , ipetitors-? He enters the
xuigne coining mier.r. xue scnrcny
We have, a word to say. upon a certain
apecies of Bank swindling, which ia pret
tty extensively carried on at the present
time. Never ia it resorted"' to,' 'except
when Banks are breaking and money is
Tery tight"! JVeallude to the practice
of discounting ank -notes, which the
Bankers themselves throw into bad re
pute,' so that they' may make two, three
or ifive per cent, on them,", ' They tell the
note holder that his money is not good,
but they will give him the face of it, less
five per cent., in good money,', hould he
aee fit to take it. -"" Why is not this mbd-
n u frnnA to the holder aa it is to the
j o -
Banker? TheTatter certainly knows
that the note . is worth, ffs face," or he
would not buy it; . The facjf U, Banking"
ia a buiinoss when it is not swindling
and unless they can make paper money
a little bad, just enough to make the
bill holder a little nervous,' they cannot
make aa much as they would like. : So
long as the doors of the Bank are open,
and they continue to do business, just so
long will bills be good, and no man should
snuffer a shave upon it. . When the Bank
ia really broke its notes are worthless,
and Broker will not be found shaving
them unless they hare an arrangement
with the Bank, as they often have, to
bay np their paper. ... ?
Just at this time this species of swin
dling is being carried on pretty ex ten -tensively,
and we advise our readors to
be on their guard.1 "If Bankers tell you
that your notes are not worththeir face,
instead of atanding a shave of five' len,'
nr twentT-five Der cent, on them, send
them home to the Bank, and get the Gold
and Silver for them. . This will soon stop
.wT nf raacaJitv.' Nearly all
IXJLM Pluv. j - - .
the Broker's ofiieea in Ohio are owned
by, or connected with, Bankers, branch
ed off to do the dirty workthat which
the .'Bank ". itself dare not do at its own
-cow t.l Ktis.'S. ' i . .:-;'; : - L
manage to " live and let live " somehow.
A fuWy however, from various causes
mostly from their owu bad management
-have barely enough to keep soul and
body together. The fault is not always
their own. They never intended to be
come objects of charity, when they star
ted out in life ; but the chances of this
world are precarious, and they are re
duced to poverty in spite of themselves.
But it makes no difference to those whose
duty.it is to assist these people, whether
they came by their poverty through their
own negligence or not ; it" ia sufficient
for us to. know that they stand in need
of our assistance that wo are ablo to
assist them and that they will suffer if
wo withhold it. The children of the
drunkard, his wife, nor even the reckless
man who sports away his time and mon
ey,, should be allowed to -suffer in this
land of Churches where " Christians most
do congregate ." . .-' I, , . i
We have in Ashland, as ia every com
munity, tboso who. are "destitute aud
whose wants will eppeaHloudly to every
generous -heart for "material aid," in
this tho Wiutcr of their drscootont ."
Many of them have seen better days, and
were once possessed of the comforts if
not the luxuries of life. There are those
who will be too proud spirited to ask for
alms,' and who will prefer to suffer rath
er than make known their wants. All
uch should be cared for. The duty of
providing for these poor devolves espe
cially -upon- professed Christians those
whose practice should correspond with
their 'professions -those who should be
bteadfast in faith and rooted in charity."
Charity ia a Virtue, without which there
but little' true Christianity. "The
Lord loveth a cheerful giver ," the good
Book says. 'Now just now is the best
titne to purchase supplies for the W in
ter. Why not do it f
We here beg leave to make a sugges
tion. " We suggest that each of our .Jliu
isters preach one sermon upon this sub
ject in their-respective Ctmrchea, aud
that collections be taken up. Then let
tho daughters of Israel " take the mat
ter In- hand, and solicit contributions
from our citizens generally. In this
war. we think, a handsome fund miht
be raised. ' Place this fund, then, in the
hands of a competent committee w ho will
be willing to act, and then let this fund
be expended in the purchase of wood)
clothing, provisions, and other necessa
ries. This duty devolves on no one in
particular, and, unless some such meas
ures are; adopted as we have suggested
above, we fear there will be little or
nothing done in tho matter. The bur
then pf helping the poor should not be
thrown upon a few individuals, as we
know, it has been in former years. We
feel confident that a large majority of
our citizens would be glad to contribute
something for this object. What Church
or individual will be first to move in the
matter ?
lists with the
determination to " do or die ," and as
" opposition is the life of trade " we are
sure the people will wish" htm Clod speed.
We bespeak for him a liberal patronage.
ff'-c The advertisement of the New
Book Store appears this week. The as
sortment of School Books is unusually
large and complete, while the stock of
and high prices of breadstuff's, together
with the still greater scarcity of money,
will cause much suffering among that
class, of people, who-depend .upon the
proceeds of their daily labor ' for their
subsistance. Hard times, however will
prevent many from getting employment, !
though they, bo ever so willing to work.
This world is as well arranged as we Cheap I ublicationa and Standard Mis-
could desire, and the people in it shouldcellaneous Works is equal to any emer
gency. Quince is one of those fellows
" who were not born to die ," but whose
memories are cherished in tho hearts of
their customers, long after they have
"shuffled off this mortal coil.". We
are glad to learn that Mr. Beer has se
cured the services of W. H. II. Potter,
who will be on hand to attend to cus
tomers. Call in, everybody.
: S3T Got. Medilu has made the fol
lowing appointments ;
Joseph K. Swan, of Franklin county,
Judge of the Supreme Court, rice John
A. ; Corwin, resigned. . " "'.f.
Shepfap F.!, Noar is, "of Clermont
county, Judge- of. the Supreme Court,
vice William B. Caldwell, resigned.
Charles -M. Godfeet, of Putnam
county," Trustee of the new Lunatic Asy
lums, vice Bober : Gilleland, deceascdi
So, then, our Democratic - Governor
has appointed Judge - Swan, theFU
SION eandidite at the last election, to
fill' the vacancy caused by tho resigna
tion of judge Coravin. , This appoint
ment gives satisfaction even to the Cleve
land Herald, an old federal Whig sheet
Verily, u to the victors belong the
spoils.",1 So we go. ; ' ' ' :'. . ,.
., B. C. Ticknob. We neglected to no
tice the fact last week, that this gentle
man has opened a new Book Store in
Mansfield, in the room under the Siield
and Banner Office. Ticknob. is one of
those business men who are always up
with the times, and are never contented
with doing a small business. His ex
perience in the Book business, together
with his natural business tact, enables
him to select just the books that will sell
well and meet the wants of the people.
He is affable and accommodating to his
customers, and a man never deals with
him without feeling like " calling again
We advise all of our readers who are in
the habit of dealing at Mansfield, to call
on Ticknob. when they want anything in
the Book and Stationery line. See his
Card in another column.
Peterson's Ladies National Mag
azine.- We publish the Prospectus of
this excellent Magazine in another col
umn." The December number is enrich
ed with "numerous steel and wood engra
vings, fashion plates, poetry, essays and
choice tales. . We regard it as decidedly
the best two dollar Magazine published
in this country. Send on your subscrip
tions iuimediately.. " ...
2ST The .valuablo Steam Saw Mill
in this place, belonging to the estate of
the lato Hamilton Arthur, will be
sold by his Executors at public sale, on
Saturday, December 23d, 1854. Also
the dwelling house, lots, and appur
tenances, belonging to the-cstate. Hero
is a chance for a speculation. We know
of no location for a Steam Mill
in the county "Cimal to this. The Mill
runs night and day, and yet fails to meet
all the demands made upon it. Those
who wish to purchase, and fail to be on
hand at the sale, will be sure to loose
a bargain.
SST" What has become of Godey ?
We have not received a copy for some
time, and feel exceedingly loth to do
without it.. Wi I the publisher please
place us on the exchange list ? We shall
publish the Prospectus as soon as it is
received. '..",
iCdfreipoudenca of th Ashland Union.
fho.h new tohk.
- . - New York, Nov. 10, 1834.
W are just emerging from the extra
ordinary political contests, that ever oc
curred iu this -State. There was an
army or rather a half a dozen armies of
candidates in the field, and the returns
of " killed, wounded, and missing " are
Xlic omciai ngures arc not yet an
nounced, but it may be set down as cer
tain, that Horatio Seymour the soft-shell
liquor dealers candidate is re-elected
Governor, and that Fernando Wood who
on the same ticket is Mayor elect of this
city. Seymour probably has seven or
eight thousand majority " over Clark,
Whig, and ten or twelve thousand over
TJlliuan, Know-nothing. Bronson, JhoJ
nominee of the hards is " M no-where. "
The lieutenant governorship is yet in
doubt, but the probability is that Ray
mond, whig, ia elected ; still the vote is
close, and it may be that the immortal
Scroggs, Brigadier General, Gustavus
Scroggs ( " Phoebus what a name " ) or
Ludlow, the soft candidate has won the
prize. As far a a the returns have come
in the three are nearly neck and neck.
The legislature will be whig by a round
majority, and more than two thirds of the
congressional delegation ditto. There is
scarcely a corporal guard of - Nebraska
men elected in the State.- In our com
mon council the Reformers and whigs
will have a decided majority. ,.'-
The Know-nothing vote has amazed
every body, although there was some op
position in their ranks to Mr. J. W. Bar
ker, the Know-nothing candidate for
Mayor, he received about 17,500 votes
and comes within about 200 votes of be
ing elected. His party, claim that he
has actually a plurality, and that he has
been defeated by the rascality of cer
tain inspectors of election in one or two
of' the strong " foreign " wards. Some
ten thousand Know-nothings assembled
in the park last evening and passed
resolutions to that effect. After the
meeting had adjourned a portion of the
crowd formed in column and marched up
Broadway with music, lights and -banners.
The procession numbered about
five thousand men.
, The election here was unusually quiet,
the friends of the liquor dealers boing
too hard at work, and having two tough
a job before them to spend any time in
fighting. The friends of " license " in
credible as it may seem, drank very
sparingly during the-struggle.
-. At Williamsburg, there' was riot and
murder. The deputy Sheriff's were at
tacked by the Irish, and one of them
named Wm. Henry Harrison, a respect
able citizen was so fearfully injured
about the head that he died on Wednes
day. Mr. Silkworth, another deputy
was seriously injured, and Mr. John H.
Smith, a fireman in endeavoring to res
cue the officers from the .mob, had his
skull fractured and will probably die.
Last evening the ' Know-nothings . as
sembled at Williamsburg in great force,
with the evident intention of avenging
these outrages, but through the exertions
of tho Mayor, and of Mr. Andrews one
of the editors of the New York Courier
and Enquirer, bloodshed was prevented.
An attack was however made upon the
Roman Catholic Churches of St. Peter
and St. Paul, and somo damage done to
the exteriors of the buildings.- The
presence of a strong body of citizen
soldiers alone prevented the burning of
both edifices. I fear that the end is not
yet, ...
We have had two murders and three
attempts at murder in this city since the
lay, was stabbed through the lungs, by
John B. Holmes, a candidate for Alder
man in the first ward. Holmes was at
tempting to rescue some of his rowdy
constituents from tho custofiy of the of
ficers, and was seized by Sourlay, when
he inflicted three stabs, upon the unfor
tunate man, one of which proved almost
immediately fatal. A coroners jury
have found a verdict equivalent to wil
ful murder' against Holmes, who. is now
in the Tombs. '- - " -' -Oa
the same evening (Saturday,)
young Irishman of the name of Patrick
Quinn, was killed by the thrust of a knife
in 'the bauds of a boy, of -seventeen,
named Edward Allen, ft -seems that a
drunken fellow who was with the lad,
ataggered against Quinn and a scuffle
ensued between them during which Al
len stabbed Quinn to the heart and
made off. Tie has no! vet been taken.
An attempt was made to poison five
persons wit'i arsenic at 183 Church St.
on Tuesday, and a colored woman named,
Sarah Jane Williams, has been arrested
on suspicion of having placed the poison
in a pot of coffee, of which all the per
son s in the house except herself partook,
Four colored persons and one white man
were rendered dangerously ill by the
poisoned coffee,'aud one, acolfld girl,
is in a dying condition. A feeling of
revenge for some real or fancied injury
is the supposed cause of this diabolical
act. . ; -
. Yesterday morning a desperate at
tempt was made by a young German of
the name 'of John Gcnseley, to murder
a Miss Meadlcy, - residing in Twonty
fourth Street. .
It appears that she had promised to
marry the young man, but afterwards
declined to have him, whereupon hcjat
tacked her with a pistol and knife in a
most determined manner. Fortunately
the pistol which was charged to the muz
zle, missed fire and the girls mother
seized the fellows arm, as he was about
to plunge the knife into the young wo
mans Bide. He was artested and two
pistols fouud on his person, Vrth One
which be said he intentcd to -murder
Miss Meadley, and with the , other to
blow out his own 'brains. . r
The above rs a black catalogue, for a
aingle week, and I blush for New York,
as I send it. The comments it suggests
I must leave for another time as the
pressure of news this week, limits mc to
a brief resume of facts.
The bauk failures in the Tvrcst, are
creating a great sensation iuWall Street.
Gov. Seymour has appointed the 30th
inst. for thanksgiving. . He is doubtless
thankful for his re-election.
The markets arc dull. There has
beea a decline of 12 per bbl. in flour
and Mess Pork since Wednesday. In
dian Corn is also a trifle lower. Cotton
about the same. Dr. D. Jayne, of Phila
delphia, the great advertiser and Patent
Medicine man is a candidate for the U.
S. Senate from Pennsylvania. "
ST. cru.
"Stand From Under."
The Savings Band of this city is check
ing on the Merchants' Bank to pay its
depositors, the Merchant is checking on
the Commerical and the Commerical is
checking on New York.
What a long tail our cat has got !
sang the poet. It is a soug for all times
and all climes, especially our own. The
last of the .burs ted bubbles was the Ur
bana Insurance. Company, a concern
which, under the management of John
H. James, somewhat peculiarly illus
trious in financial ballooning, collapsed
on Saturday last, $100,000 iu its hands.
Tho property of depositors, and the
whole pile of $2,000 assets.
. When its let-down was discovered, the
people got up -a promenade sereuadc
about its door, with pick-axe-: and crow
bars, (good word that ! -have hearn tell
of it before,) and were ou the. eye of
s'riking np a tune with their instruments,
but finally took a second, sober thought,
and left the skeleton in the hands of as
signees ?
One Moh.e,but not the Labt. Drake
and Foreman, who have had a broker's
office at Xenia for some years past, fail
ed on Friday last. - They had ou depoL
it, mostly iu small sums, about $10,000.
It is supposed that Di'akc, with so large
a nest egg, will ultimately hatch enough
out to pay off all his " lama ducks."
We always thought that in banking'mat
ters Drake was a quack Cincinnati
Enquirer. s ;
Money Matters in Cincinnati. .
CiNciNNATi," Nov.' 15 P. M.
, The closing of the Mechanics' and
Traders' Bank has caused an increased
excitement, and financial matters are now
worse than ever.' Confidence is decided
ly weak, but no mercantle failures have
occurred. Gold is eight per cent, pre
mium. There is a large amount of mon
ey offering outside, in small lots, by par
ties who are afraid to hold it ; and more
relief is experienced in this way than
when the funds were in the hands of bank
ers. The principal Banking houses having
failed, we are now near the bottom.
The three heavy private Bankers that
remain are above supicioD, and these,
with the Trust Company, are receiving
nearly all the business. The deposites
are heavy, and all that is required to
make money easier, is confidence. The
notes of the Mechanics' and Traders'
Bank are received on deposite. the other
branches of the State Bank
bound for their redemption.
pyThe Cleveland Herald, in reply
to the remark of an Indianapolis paper,
to the effect that Ohioans, in their pres
ent emergency, will soon be glad to get
hold of Indiana wild cat money, wittily
remarks :
" We shall give our Indiana free bank
ing neighbors sixty days' notice in Lon
don and Paris of our intention to take
their wild cat money, ..reserving our
right to give a longer notice if we deem
it for our interest to do so. . We like
our own banks best, for . .
You may run, you may butt the bank if you will
But the cent of the specie will hang round them,
till. - -
.The tSouJe; Affair Settled-r-The ;, Em-
peror backs out.
After filling all the world with sur
prise, the papers with National Law, the
H rencb. with tear, the Spanish with good
feeling, the English with mirth, and the
Americana 'With-indignation, Napoleon
3d, liinperor of France, backs out of
his position 1.1 reference to Minister
Soule, and shows the white feather in
stead of the eagles of old Nopoleon.
' (Special Depteh to 4b New Vdk Herald.)
London, Nov, 3, '548 P. M.
James .. Gordon vBennet, Esq Dear
Sir: Don Piatt, Secretary of the Unit
ed States Legation at Paris, has - just
come over with despatches from Mr. Bu
chanan iu relation to tho discourtesy of
tha French government to the Amcricau
Minister 4o -Spain. . Louis Napoleon, on
last Sunday, invited Mr. Mason to a pri
vate interview at the Palace. In the
course of discussion, Mr. Mason took oc
casion, with great firmness, to let his
majesty understand to the full the dis
astrous consequences of a war with
America, and that ho had no doubt on
his mind as to tho course which the
American Minister at Paris should pur
sue in the premises. That he should at
once, without proper explanations were
given by tho French court, assume the
whole responsibility of the consequences,
and ask for his passports. Louis' Na--1
poleon seemed' as if just awakened to
the bearing of American men and things
upon European matters. He replied al
most in the words of the article in the
Constitutional, which you will have seen
extensively republished in the English
The excitement of the Americans in
Europe iu regard to this affair had run
so high as to effect the prices of French
stocks. As the general impression was
that Louis Napoleon would not rocedei
the London operators sold a large amount
of FrcVhch rsrtcs.
The consequence in Paris wfts the fall
of stocks nearly one per cent. As such
a tendeucy was particularly dangeroaa
at this time, when the Emperor -hs in
want of nione-, and the news from Se-
bastopol so gloomy that the festivities at
Campiegue are a second time postponed,
he has no time for hesitation or digni
ty. His note to Mr-. Mason, breathing
a still more deprecatory tone than the
Constat utiontl, was therefore comnmii-.
catcd iu "substance to the Paris Bourse
some hours before it was ' delivered for
mally to the Legation, in order to stop
the ularmiiijr decline of f jr.ds. The
nxite withdraws all objections to Mr.
Soulc's free jtassage through France. -Louis
Napoleon wwrcoeer invites Mr.
Soule to proceed through the lunwircoti
his way to Mud rid.
It ia certain that that whole influence
of the British Ministry has been exert
ed, through Lord Clarendon, to produce
theresult that has been attained. The
French government did not anticipate
so decided a stand as that taken by 31 r.
It is understood that George Sanders
gives a dinner to Mr. Soule previous to
his departure, at which will meet the
French republicans. Lcdru llollin, Lou
is Blanc, Victor Hugo, and others. On
his arrival at Paris, the American citi
zens there will invite him to a national
banquet. Thence he goes to Bayonue,
and leaves for Spain in the United States
utcamcr San Jacinto.
It is said that Louis Napoleon . has
been po fully convinced b the turn this
affair has taken, of the impolicy of at
tempting to put a bridle on the wild
Yankee nation, that he has resigned
himself to perfectly amiable behavior, at
least until Sebastopol is really cnjn'isc.
Borne o! the . Beauties of. the BanJcfiff
The breaking of the Canal Bank,
breaks the charm of banking with many
a deluded man. Some choioe cases of
confidence and suffering hare been rela
ted to us, which the heart of an auchorite
alone can withstand..
lent Mbe riff Crow
Axes aa glclt-jyoclteto t . .
L' As much as we have heard: read, and
written about Banks breaking, we novcr
An Orange farmer, had boM ,; form oneprean uu lo-ony. - Jt was a
k. and household broods at eonr.' f81guA thou?11' ch and rare one, and
we la propna persona; were favored with
a Tront seat to witness tne performance
Xalk about circuses,
gin (Tfrap7
Thanksgiving Day.
Tho following States and cities have
designated the days named for the ur
pose of Thanksgiving :
November 23d. Marylaud, Penn
sylvania, North Carolina, Louisiana,
Florida, Wisconsin and New Jersey, and
the cities of Washington, Norfolk and
Portsmouth. .
November 30th. Maine, New Hamp
shire, New York, Indiana, Kentuckc3',
Ohio, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Il
linois, Michigan and Connecticut.
, Bank Failures. An old woman was
run over on Threadncedle street, Lon
don, and had a leg broken. The accident
happened just in front of a bauk, and a
largo crowd was soon collected. A per
son passing inquired what was the mat
ter. A wag in the crowd replied they
were making a ruu on the bank.. This
was soon reported, aud the crowd rushed
in to- have their notes redeemed, and
in twenty-four hours the institution was
obliged to close'its doors.
It will not do now to have a leg broken
or an excitement of any description cre
ated in front of a bank if there is, de
struction stares it in the face. This the
banks understand, "as the manner iu
which ' the "soap man, with the steeple
hat ". was treated indicates.
The other day, while the Canal Bauk
was under duress, the soap man with the
steeple hat, planted his stand in front of
the door of one of the State banks, and
began to cry his wares as usual. A tall
director came out of the bauk, and qui
etly calling a policemen requested him
to remove the - soap man, as a crowd at
that glace' might be mistaken for a ruu
on their peculiar institution. It was
done. Cleveland Plain Dealer. '
Next to an itinerant soap merchant,
the sight of a man coining from the di
rection of the depot with a black travel
ing valise, is most exciting to tho nerves
of a banker.
A Hard Case. A poor Irish woman,
upward of sixty years of age, who, for
the last ten years, has kept an apple
stand in the vicinity of the depots, de
posited, some three months ago, the sum
of $300, iu gold, in the Canal Ban
Yesterday . morning, with trembling
steps, she went to' the bauk and asked
for her money ; but she was coldly re
fused the little all which she had laid up
to support her declining years. This
poor old creature had borne the heats of
summer and the blasts of winter to ac
cumulate this sum, aud now she finds it
swept out of her reach, and squandered
in luxurious living, or sunk in copper
stock speculation. How much is the
heartless swindler better than the open
highway robber ?Cleve. Leade v .
J52E"The Sacramento Union men
tions that he had seen a field of wheat
of six hundred acres growing in Yolo
county, part of which he thought would
harvest seventy-five bushele to the acre,
and that ten acres had been measured
off and reaped. ; The owner threshed
and weighed it. The weight was thirty
thousand and four pounds, which, at six
ty pound to the buBhel, gives sixty and
two thirds bushels of wheat to the acres,
and other parts would furnish a greater,
yield,' - -- "
Btock. and household troods at consider.
. - i o . -
able sacnticc for' the ready money, with a
view of moving West. Hiswife and-cbild-ren
were left with some friends while
he proceeded west to procure a home.
Ho took just enough money with him
to bear his expenses and bind his con
tract ; the reit he' deposited in the Canal
Bank. : ne returned Monday for his
family and money found the one all joy
in anticipation of their new-home and
comforts, but the other had " taken to
' . 1 1- . - ia .. .
iujsun wings ana nown away." 3lieia
witnout a Dome and without money.
The fruits of a life of industry' and fru
gality a small amount with many, but
everything to him is suddenly engul
phed in tho whirlpool of -this sinking
xanK. - , ... ..
A friend at Brighton had also con
verted his land estate into cash ($1000)
which he deposited in said Bank while
making preparations to move west. His
goods are now in Milwauko, his family
in Lake Co., and he not left money
enough to get t4iem together.- --So sud
den a calamity has nearly overcome him-.
l A widow 'lady on the West side of the ri
ver, had been economizing the bits which
she and hot children had earned until
her deposits had reached somo tw"&" or
h ree hundred dollars. This waa-'for
that time of need which sooner Or' later
always overtakes the poor, and was her
solace in sickness and threatened want.
To-day site findB herself a pauper,' with
a needy family ou her hands, aud a cold
winter -staring her iu the face.- '
Thompson, the old gardener, Maskeix,
the bill-sticker,., and Edson, the fish
peddler, are all broke with this Bank.-' ,
We could fill our papar with" a cota
logue of such calamities, but it is the
same old story which always has and
will follow the periodical explosions Of
these Rag Mills. - -
The whole Banking system is one that
makes the rich richer and the poor poor
er. The farmers, ' mechanics, and la
boring men, those who get their bread
oy tne sweat ot tueir own - brow, never
ask for Bank charters. They are thos
too lazy to work, too proud to beg, but
none too good to suspend, who ask these
exclusive privileges. Pleading the pub
lic good, but looking to their own private
gain, they seek the bounties of legisla
tive munificence, and under the panoply
of a charter gain tho confidence of un
suspecting people, speculate upon their
credulity and finally rob them of ' their
Oh, the.beaut.ies of this legislative
Paper Hanking System ! . ,
For the jtrivileffes of a paper curren
cy Ohio has paid, in wheat, Corn, Beef,
and Pork, over seven millions of dollars
already, and she is just now entering
upon a new harvest of what promises to
be an xtnparalled paper crop. ' Indiana
has paid within the last three months
over two millions of luird money for the
same glorious " commercial facilities."
The whole country is sufferiug intensely
from this spawn of fictitious wealth, and
who profits by it ?. A few Brokers, mon
ey shavers and dishonest Bankers sta
tioned at equal distances over the coun
try in cities aud towns are' suddenly
made rich at the expense, of course, of
the many they have suddenly made poor.
When our State governments, as our
Federal government has done, separate
themselves entirely froin banking and
credit, recognizing nothing as mon ey
but gold and silver, keeping their reve
nues ia their own custody aud leaving
men to form their own system of curren
cy and credit, without intervention or
aid from the Legislatut e, further than
to enforce the obligation of contracts
then, and not till then shall we be free
from these periodical, disgraceful and
ruinous commercial revolusions. Clcv:t
land Plain Dealer. ,
- State Stock Banks.
The following letter from the Treas
urer of State shows the confidence the
authorities have in the issues of the In
dependent Banks :
" Treasurer's Office, Ohio,
Columbus, Nov. 11, 1854
, W. W. Cones, Esq, Sir: In answer
to your enquiry, I reply that the notes
of the Miami Valley - Bank, -' Savings
Bank of Cincinnati, Canal Bank of
Cleveland, City Bank of Columbus, and
all other Ohio Stock Banks will be re-
rceived for Taxes, and " all other public
dues, at this office, as heretofore These
notes are abundantly secured by . the
pledge of Ohio aud United States Stocks
in the omces ot the Auditor aud 1 rcas-
urer of State, which stocks are still com
manding a premium in New York. No
bill-holder need necessarily lose any thing
by Ohio Stock paper. -
Very respeetfully, yours, &e.,
. ; J. G. BRESLIN,
Treasurer of State.
Of course, so long as the State Stocks
are good, so long will the bills of said
Ranks be good, and in case of depreci
ation of said stocks, the Auditor will re
quire the Stock Banks to retire a per
centage of their circulation, so that the
bills can never bo worth less than their
Death of Mrs. Alexander Hamil
ton. The venerable, widow of General
Alexander Hamilton expired at her resi
dence, in this city, at four o'clock yester
day morning, free from pain, in the full
possession of her mental faculties, and
her last moments soothed by the constant
and affectionate attentions of loving and
devoted children. Mrs. Hamilton was a
daughter of General Schuyler, of New
York, whoso gallant services during the
Revolutionary War have become a part
of the history of our country. ' She was
born on the 9th of August, 1757, and
consequently, was upward of ninety-seven
years of age at ' the time of her death.
In 1780 she was married to General
(then Colouel) Hamilton, who at that
time was attached to the military family
of Washington. . In July, 1804, it will
bo remembered with painful regret, Gen.
Hamilton fell in a duel with Colonel
Aaron Burr. Mrs. Hamilton has, there
fore,, survived the loss of her distin
guished husband upward of half a cen
tury. The remains of Mrs. H. will be taken
to New York for interment. Wasliing-
ton..Union0thinst. , -: . j
large auction sale of wool
took place at Troy last week. Forty
seven thousand five hundred pounds of
wool were sold . at fair prices, ranging
from 30 to 40 cents per pound. , There
wa3 a large attendance of Eastern man- i
ufacturers and of brokers and: dealers of
New .Tbrk, Philadelphia, &c J .y-Ia ii
and Bull-fights ! They are mere outside
shows compared with this. -
"The Bank opened as usual at 9rA. M,
We should say Jialf opened, as bill hol
ders only had access to the funds, Deposi
tors having been ruled out by an assign
ment of its assets. At -half-past. 10- o'-.
ciock, a. A. Acklet, as Commissioner
of the Lunatic Asylum appeared with a
writ of attachment issued by th6 Court
of .Common Pleas, commanding, j the
Sheriff to seize the assets of said Bank
or so much of them as should satisfy his
claim as agent for the State $8000
made as a special deposit by him. .The
assignees refused compliance with the
writ, thereupon at 1 1 o'clock the Sheriff
and appr- isers proceeded to take an in
ventory of -such fixtures and things as
could be found outside of the vault. The
last thing mentioned on the list was ah
old tat trap, which looked as though the
officers of the institution had set and
sprung merely to perfect themselves in
the art of catching.
Half Past 1 1. Sheriff and Deputies
enter with a . pick, orow-bar and cold
chiscls. Bosworth, the big Deputy,
mans the bar and makes a dash into the
18 inch brick wall which surrounds the
iron vault" on the west side. Great
crowd The Sheriff says "Gentlemen,
fall back. This room is wanted." The
crowd retreat a few steps but soon close
up again. -The brick and mortar begin
to tumble and the , dust begins to fly.
Mr. Backus, the owner of the building
and tne attorney tor the fiank, enters
through the crowd, and as owner and
agent for assignees forbids the trespass I
No use. ' Punch, ' punch, goes the big
bar, tho bricks Veep tumbling down and
the big Deputy begins to sweat.
One Quarter to 12 M. In comes
a big sledge. A monster man lifts it
and swings it against the wall. ' It jars
the building like an earthquake. - The
dust becomes suffocating. The loafers
shout. At length the big sledge breaks
through the wall and bunts the vault !
Three cheers proposed .' but " order !
order !" from the Sheriff produced quiet.
Bim bum went . the big .- hammer
against the vault. It gave back a dismal,
hollow and seyulchrar sound like a tcn
antless tomb - " The vault ia" reached,"
says an excited depositor in the crowd.
" Is there anything in it ?" asks another.
" Nothing but dust," saysa wag. " Gold
Just ? " enquired depositor. : '- No noth
but brick and mcrtar dust,"- replied
heartless. . '. ''-' ' ' '
12 o'clock. In comes a new credi
tor with new attorneys, new attendants,
and new legal process. Great excite
ment ! The assignees are called by name.
The papers are read -commanding the
bhcriif, under pains and penalties, to
summon the assignees, on a claim of gar
nishee, and to make report to the Hou.
Court of Common Pleas now in session !
Here was a pickle, ' The big sledge
which had been incessantly thundering
at the very portals of this tomb' of trea
sure, suddenly became silent, and the
workmen stopped aud wiped the sweat
and dust from their blood red counten
ances, 4 " . ' . ,
A legal discussion between opposing
lawyers now commenced, with side sug
gestions from outsiders. . It was .feared
proceedings would stop ere the interior
of the vault was reached. Great curiosi
ty of those in the hall aud on the sidewalk
to see what, broke tJie Bank. Some
claimed the Bank was first broken by a
few auxioirs depositors looking into the
street window. They waited to "see
what effect it would have, lookiug . into
the vault itself. One stalwart-looking
individual said he had six-hnndred, dol
lars there, and had nothing nowhere else,
and as soon as there was a hole big
enough to admit his body, he would go
in and grab what he could ! The; Lake
Captaiu, who the day before had sought
entrance when the Cashier was there
alone, ' and demanded at his pistoFs
ntduth fifteen-hundred dollars of: his
locked-up nione-, was als there, calm
cool, but determined. It was a wolfish
place to be in, and we were" afraid for a
time' that our cowardly legs" would run
away with our courageous body, but
pluck and patriotism came to our aid,
and we remained.
I o'clock, P. M, The pick, the bar,
the bifir sledge hammer, and the eold-
chissel hare done their work. The vault
is open and the big Deputy is inside
handing out hands full of odd coin, bills,
&d., &c., which is received by the ap
praisers, counted and registered. . The
money and valuables proper in the Bank
are however in a burglar proof safe in
side the vault, and the query is how
shall that be opened ? Craig and his
men are on hand, and when applied to
to open said safe, they knowingly shake
their heads, aud tell the sheriff he must
take off the front doors of the vault aud
take out said safe bodily. This they are
now doing.
Two P. M. In comes writs of reple
vin, attachments, cc, etc., irom several
other creditors one a claim of $15,000,
belonging to the estate of Charles Hayes;
others of lesser amounts. Lawyers are
flying about ; depositors are excited ;
jokers grow serious; vengeance seems
breathed against all banks ; Whigs are
turning Democrats, and swearing a
Know Nothing oath against all monied
One old line Whig says" Gray,
cive me vour hand : I am with you I If
I can find an anti, Bank ticket in Ohio
at the next election. I will vote it!"
Good, said we ! . . ;
" There ia more j JT ia bearen or one am
oer that repenteth than in ninety nine joat per
aona made perfect." Bible.
3. P. M. The corner of the vault has
been demolished, to unhinge the two
front iron doors. One $500 lock has
been knocked to ; " immortal smash."
Excitement increasing. .',...'- .. , ' '
; 4 P. M j The Assingnecs conclude
to give up the keys to the Burglar Proof
safe, in which the assets of the Bank are
deposited, and ; Mr, Severance, - the
Cashier, has taken on his hat and coat
and gone throug the " hole in the wall,"
to unlock it. The Sheriff stands ready
with his tin box to receive the precious
contents of the appaisers to note -the
same.-. .. -.- -.:...- -1 : - : .'
The attorney for the plaintiff and one
of the assignees get into a dispute, when
tho whole arrangement is blown up:
The safe is ordered to be unlocked, and
the Sheriff told to " punch it to.h-11
Matters immediately assume a burglar
ous aspect, and we left, as the time to.
g) to press had come,- , 1 7 ' '' -
More Hard Fighting Victory" Doubtful.
More About the Soule Affair.
... . o ...
New Yonx, Nov. 16.
The steamship Asia, with Liverpool
dates of the 4th inst, arrived at her dock
shortly .after 9 o'clock- this moming..
Commercial Inteltlajcme.
Ohio brands t were nominally -45.
White Wheat 12s12s 4d, and red And
mixed do ll8lls 8d -Indian Corn
44s.:j i,
' -Gardiner & Co. report an J active- de
mand for Provisions. ";.; ' , r
Iron MAMET.--Looden" NofVSf
The market is quiet? Bails are norain
ally quoted at 8.-- Scotch Pig 80s
- Money' Market. London Noy
The transaction in American eecwritiea '
have been small; --U: S.! Stock are on-1
changed in price. -Console 94J54;'
- - General Intellf g-tcMce ?y
Russian dispatches say the Alitci Lad'"
suffered two severe defeats namely, the
French had their works 'deetreyed hd
16 guns spiked, and. the JEngiisa cavalry -
were attacked by Menschikoff at Balak-
lava and routed,' 'with ' the loss of '500
horses.' The" Anglo-French"5 reports do
not give any explicit denial. i They' only
aay that the Russian story is improbable .' -
and exaggerated.--1 he Allies state that .
two Russian ships were destroyed in the
harbor; also: that the quarantine! bat
teries were silenced,' and a bastion at
Fort Constantitie damaged by . the ex
plosion of the magazine." " It is, at least, '
evident that thero has been sharp fighting.-
The latest' (Saturday morning)
accounts are still conflicting, but the ""
English say the siege is progressing fa
vorably. , -. ' -. .; rr . '. '
' The ' latest telegraph dispatch from
Lord Radcliffe states that 30,000 Russ
ians attacked aud captured the forts of
Balaklava. -A great battle ensued, and
the Allies remained masters of the field..
. The . following telegraphic dispatch
was received at the. Foreign Office from
Lord Stratford de Radclitfe, just before
the Asia's departure L ' " -Vc"-' ;"
" Constantinople, . Oct. : - 23 Mid
night. The ; Captain-of the English
steam transport which left Balaklava ou
the evening of the 26th confirms in great
part the information brought this morn
ing by the French ship. , It appears the
Russians attacked the forts in the vicin .
ity of Balaklava ou the 25th, their nam
bers being "about 30,000. The attack
was unexpected: The Cossacks prece
ded the infranty. To resist - them at -first
were the Ottomans and the Scotch
The Turks gave way, and even left their
guns, which were seized by the Russians,
and turned against . them. t The Scotch
remained firm,-. .-.Other forces arrived
and the Russians were obliged to yields
The. Russians remained,., nevertheless,
masters of i wo forts from '.which they
fired on the 'Allies. Three regiment ot
English light cavalry were -exposed to
cross fire pf the Russian batteries, and '
suffered immensely. The French took
part in the affair with admirable brave-'
ry. The next day this position was at
tacked by 8000 Russians, as well from.. .
the side of the town as from, Balaklava.'
They were repulsed with great laugh'. :'
ter."-;-- -- - -; ; .'
The loss of the Russian must have
been very great. - It is affirmed thatxhe,
fire of the batteries of 'the town aro
much slackened, and .' according , to re- ;
ports of the wouuded -officers, some -of 4
whom have arrived "iu Buynkdore,'the'
belief is entertained that Sebastopol
would soou. be in the bands of the . Al- ,
lies. - .- i. - v- ,f - '
Up to the 25 th of October, the siege -aud
bombardment were' going ou regu
larly, and with success' v " . . . . ,
.-".The loss of. life in Sebastopol "is so
great, that the air is said to be - tainted '
by the number of unburied dead: Ad--'
miral Nachimoff was killed by a shell. '
The loss of the allies is comparatively.,
smalt. "Lord Raglan is , uuderatooL to'-'
be favorable to the prolonged, boraba,1
nient, iu preference to immediate assault.
In the atact upon the torts ot sebas
topol, the Allied ships were considerably
damaged. " . - , . "
The British lines were within .300 -
yards of the Russian works. The French
outposts were defective. - 'r ! ' -"-v
. . A French, Teiuforcement had passed
the mouth of theBosphorus for the scene -,
of action. - .- - -
The water was giving out at Sebaato---pol
a significant item. . ' . .
The position of Austria is still doubt-' -
fuL .... .
The Paris Constitutional - has an el
aborate leader on the friendly relations '
which should exist between the. United
States and France, and which are only ;
endangered by the indiscreet conduct of t
such men us Soule, repudiated, it feel
certain, by - the people of the United
states. . -, . -.'' :.: . .-;-.
"Newt Yokk Nov. 17. '
Several of our papers this morning;
announces that the Soule affair haa been'v
settled, the Emperor having rescined
his order prohibiting .. Soule's -passage
through France, ana inviting him in ;
fact to proceed through ' that Empire i -for
Spain, and that Mr. Soule will prob- ; ''
ably leave .London on the 4th tor spam.
The Manchester Examiner of the 4 th '
makes this statement.-.. . ;
JG2 A.' dispatch, dated Cincinnati,
Nov. 9, from J. R. Morton & Co., says
they have not suspended, but were still -y-j
going on. . The Bankers who hare clos
ed their doors, the dispatch adds are ;
Ells & Sturges, ' Goodman & Co., and m
Smead, Collard, & Hughes. . .
The Louisville Courier-wji that $225,
000 have been subscribed to the capital
stock of the Louisville 'and . Memphis -""
Air Line Railroad. --The amount re-. -'
quired to organise the company is $3,00,Y';'.i
000. - ' . .
" ' Edwin Forrest, the tragedian, was the
Know : Nothing ondidate fof 'Congress
in the Seventh New York district. . He
is, however, among 'the defeated. w.a
KS"The heaviest ' tax-payer - In the- --
West is Nicholas Longworth, of Cincin-J J-
navi, wnose u-overnment.acaount -T.nia
rMr.ia $'? I Ftll TIia mtA Ji ITit n,in?u
on each dollar of valuation'"
--- ' : "" "' T ' 1 - '
J52fT The whipping post u still in use.
in Gtvington, Ky; - Lawrence Hunt was.'" '
publicly whipped in that plaoe last week
for stealing caps.

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