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From tht Tuscarawas Advocate'
TEE LOST BOY
Tbo.EJitor of tho Sandusky Mirror, was
onncrly Warden of the Ohio Penitentiary.
Ila gives tbo following as ono of the In
cidents which occurred while ha had con
trol of that Institution:
"I had been a few months in charge of
the Prison, when my attention was attrac
ted to, and deep interest felt in, the numer
ous boys and young men, who were confin
ed therein, and permitted to work in the
game shops with old and hardened convicts
This interest was increased on every eve
ning, as I saw them congregated in gangs,
marching to their silent meals, and thence
to their gloomy bed rooms, which are more
like living sepulchres, with' iron shrouds,
than sleeping apartments. Theso young
men and boys being generally the shortest
in height, brought up the rear of the com
panies, as they marched to their terrible
'lock step,' and consequently: more easily
attracted attention. To seo many youthf al
forms and bright countenances, mingled
with the old and hardened scoundrels,
whoso visages betokened vice, malioe and
crime, was sickening to the soul. But
there was one among the boys, a lad of
about seventeen years of age, who had par
ticularly attracted my attention; not from
anything superior in his countenance or
general appearance, but by the look of
utter despair which ever sat upon his brow,
and the silent, uncomplaining manner in
which he submitted to all the hardships
and dogredadons of prison life. He was
often complained of by both officers and
men, and I thought unnecessarily; for light
and trivial offenses against the rules of pro
priety; yet he seldom had any excuse or
apology, and never denying a charge. He
took the reprimand and onco a punishment,
without a tear or a murmer, almost as a
matter of course, seemingly thankful that
it was no worse. He had evidently seen
bettor days, and enjoyed the light of home,
parents, and firends, if not the luxuries of
life. But the light of hope seemed to have
gone out his health was poor his face
pale-his frame fragile, and no fire beamed
in his dark grey eye! I thonght every
night as I saw him march to his gloomy
bed, that I would go to him, and learn his
history but there were so many duties to
perform, so niueh to learn, and do, that
day after day passed, and I would neglect
him-having merely learned that his name
was Arthur Lamb, and that his crime was
burglary and larceny, indicating a very bad
boy, for one so young! He ' had already
been thoro a year, and had two more to
serve. He never could Outlive his sentence,
and his countcnanoe indicated that he felt
it. He worked at stone cutting on the
State House-hence my opportunities for
seoing him were less than though he had
worked in the prison yard-still his pale
face haunted me day and night-and I res
olved oa the next Sabbath, as he came from
Sabbath School, I would send for him and
learn his history. It happened however,
that I was one day in a store, waiting the
transaction of some business, and having
picked np an old newspaper, I had read
and re-read, while delayed, until at last my
yes fell upon an advertisement of "A Lost
Boy?"--Information wanted of a boy nam
ed Arthur ' (I will not give his
real name, for perhaps he. is still living)
and then followed a description of the boy
-exactly corresponding with that of the
young convict-Arthur Lamb. Then there
was somebody cared for the poir boy, if,
indeed it was him, perhaps a mother, his
father, his brothers, and sisters, who were
searching for him. The advertisement was
Dearly a year old yet I doubted not and
as soon as the convicts were locked np, I
ini xor Armur juamo. ue came as a
matter of course, with the same pale, un
complaining face and hopeless gait; thinking
do doubt, that something had gone wrong
and had been laid to his charge.
I was examining the Convict's Register,
when I looked up, there he stood a per
feet imago of despair! I asked him his
name. He replied "Arthur!" Arthur
what? said I, sternly. "Arthur Iamb!"
aid he hesitatingly.
"Have yon a mother or ft father liv
Bis eye brightened hit voice quivered, as
"Ob, have yon heard from mother? Is
ne wear-ana tears, wnion l bad never
seen him shed before, ran like great rain
drops dowt his cheeks. As he became
calm from suspense, I told him I had not
heard from his parents, but that I had
f aper I wished him to read. He took the
advertisement which I had cut out from
the paper, and as he readjt he exclaimed
"That is me! that it me!" And again
tebsi and tears choked hit utterance
I assured him that the advertisement
was all I could tell bun about bit parents
and that as it requested information; I desi
red to .know what I should write in reply
The advertisement directed information
to be tent to the Christian Chronicle, New
"Oh, do not write," he Mid, "it will
break poor mothers heart!"
I told him I must write and that
would be lighter blow to hit mothers feel
inn to know where bo was, than the tor
rible uncertainty which must haunt her
inind dav and nieht So ho consented
and taking him to my room, I drew from
bin in substance, the following story:
Hit father was a respeotable and weal
thy mechanic in an Interior town of the
State of New York
That at the holding'
of the Stato Agricultural Fair, in his na
ive town, he got acquainted with two stran
ge boys, older than himself, who persua
ded him to run away from home, and go to the
West. He foolishly consented, with high
hopes of happy times, new scenes and great
fortune. They came as far as Cleveland,
where they remained several days. One
morning the other two boys came to his
room early, and showed him a largo a mount
of Jewelry, &o., which they said they had
won at cards daring the night. Knowing
that he was in need of funds to pay his
board, they pressed him to take some of it,
for means to pay his landlord But before
he had disposed of any of it, they wero all
throe arrested for burglary, and as a portion
of the property taken from the store which
had been robbed, was found in his possess
ion, he too was tried, convicted and sen
tenced. He bad nofricnds, no money, and
dared not write home so, hope sank with
in him he resigned himself to his fate
never expecting to get out of prison, or see
hit parents again.
Upon inquiring of the two young convicts
who camo with him on the same charge, I
learned that what Arthur had stated was
true, and that his only crime was keeping
bad onipuny, leaving his home, and un
knowingly receiving stolen goods. Ques
tioned seperatcly, they all told the same
story, and left no dubt in my mind of the
boys innocence. Full of compassion for
the unfortunate little fellow, I sat down
and wrote a full description of Arthur his
condition and history as I obtained it from
him; painting the horrors of the place,' the
hopelessness of his being reformed there-
even if guilty-and the probability of his
never living out his sentence; and descri
bing the process to bo used to gain his par
don. This I tent according to the direc
tions in the advertbemens. But week af
ter week passed and no answer came. The
boy daily inquired if I had heard from his
mother, until at last, 'hope long deferred
scemod to make his heart sick,' and again
he drooped and pined. At length a letter
came-such a letter! It was from the Rev.
Dr. Bellows, of New York. He had been
absent to a distant city, but the moment he
read the letter the good man responded.
The father of the bey had become almost
insane on account of his son's long and
mysterious absence, he had left his former
place ef residence; had moved from city t0
city from town to town, and travelled up
and down the country seeking the loved and
the lost. He had spent the most of a
handsome fortune; his wife, the boy's
mother, was on the brink of the grave,
pining for her first born, and would not
be comforted.' They then lived in a wes
tern city, whither they had gone in the
hope of finding or forgetting their boy, or
that a change of scene might assuage their
grief. He thanked me for my letter, which
he had sent to the father, and promised his
assistance to secure the convict's pardon.
This news I gave to Arthur; he seemed
pained and pleased, hope and fear, joy and
grief, filled his heart, alternately; but from
thence his eyes beamed brighter, his step
was lighter; and hope seemed 'to dance in
Days passed and at last a man came
to the prison, rushing frantically into the
office demanding to see his boy. 'My boy!
My boyl Oh, let me see him!' The clerk
who knew nothing of the matter, calmly
asked him for the namo of his son. 'Ar
thur ,' No such name on our books
your son cannot be here! 'He is Jhcre-
show him to mc! Here sir, is your own
etter! Why do you mock me?' The
clerk looked over the letter saw at once
that Arthur Lamb was the convict wanted,
and rang the bell for the messenger.' There
is the Warden, sir it was his letter you
showed.' Too much of a good thing is of
ten unpleasant the old man embraced me
and wept like a child. A thousand times
he thanked, and in the name ot his wife,
heaped blessings upon my head. But the
rattling of the great iron door, and the gra
ting sound of its iron hinges indicated the
approach of Arthur, and I conducted the
excited parent into a side parlor. I then
led his on to his embrace. Such a half
shriek and agonizing groan as the old man
gave when he beheld the altered appearance
of his boy, as he stood, clad in tho degra
ding stripes, and holding a convicts cap in
his hand, I ncvor heard beforo. I hare
seen many similar scenes since, and become
inured to them, but this one seemed, as if it
would burst my brain.
I drew up and signed a petition for the
pardon of the young convict and such a
deep and favorable impression did the per
usal of the letter I wrote in answer to the
advertisement make upon tho Directors; that
they readily joined in the petition-though it
was a long time before McLean consented.
He was exceeding cautious and prudent
but the old man clung to him following
him from his office to his oountry residence,
and there in the presence of his family plead
anew his caue. At length, excited by
the earnest appeal of the father, the Di
rector looked over the papers again his
wife becoming interested, picked up the
answer to the advertisement-read it, and
then tears came to the rescue. Mao said
rather harshly, that tho Warden would let
all those young rascals out if he could.
Those who know Gov. Wood, will not
wonder that he was easily prevailed upon
in such a case-and the pardon was gran
ted. Ncod I describe the old man's joy ! How
bo laughed and wept! walked and ran all
impatient to see bit ton set free. When
th ltd camo tftot in eitiBetfs drew, .the sgod
parent was too full for utteranoe. He bug
ged the released convict to his bosom and
kissed him wept and prayed! Grasping
my hand he tendered me his farm his
gold watch-anything I wo'd take. Pain
ed at the thought of pecuniary reward, I
took the old man's arm in mine, and his
boy by the handand escorted them to
the gate literally bowing them away
I never saw them nioro! But the young
man is doing well, and long tuny he live
to reward the filial affection of hi.; parents.
This case may be but one among a hun
dred where the innocence of the convict is
clear-but even where guilt is clear there
should be pity for youth and some proper
means taken to restore them to the paths of
rectitude and honor.
Draining Low Land.
A correspondent inquired, a week or two
since, in regard to the best way of drain
ing lew land. We have noticed a mode of
draining such land, at West Cambridge,
on the farm of Mr. Samuel Butterfiold and
that of this relative, adjoining, which ap
peared to be effective. Open ditches had
been made, but they would fill up by fall
ing in of the bank; they occasioned much
waste of ground, and were an obstruction
in working on lots with teams. The first
thing done was to sink the ditches the
depth of, say, three and a-halffect. The
muck in most iustanccs was several feet
deeper, leaving the bottom of tho ditches
still soft. A layer of sand, six or eight
inches thick, was spread along the ditch
es, and boards were laid, singly, on the
sand, care being taken to sccuro the neces
sary descent. Three-inch tiles were laid !
on the boards. Pine shavings (if we re
member rightly) were scattered over the
tiles, and the ditches filled with sand and
To guard against the filling of the tiles,
open pools about a foot wide and two or
three feet long, were made in the drains
the pools being sunk so low that the water
would discharge into them, after arising to
a certain point, would flow into the tiles
connected with the lower end. Any mat
ters which found their way into the tiles
would thus bo washed into the pools, from
which they could be removed as often as
necessary. It was understood, however,
that very little sediment had been depos
ited. The pools answered the additional
purpose of reservoirs of water whi eh could
be used for various purposes as needed.
They were made of boards or planks. The
ground, although naturally very soft and
miry, had become so firm that it was read
ily played, and was devoted to vegetable
crops; it was, in fact, made into a highly
productive kitchen garden. Boston Culti
vator. Garden Manure.
"Next to the dung of horses, that of ox.
en and cattlo is in the greatest request ;
and if slightly fermented is an excellent
manure for light soils. It is also well cal
culated for soi I of a dry absorbant nature,
as it retains its moisture for a greater length
of time than most others.
"The dung of birds, either wild or do
mesticated, affords a powerful manure,
particularly that of the former but it
should only be used as a compound ; or, if
used as a Bimple manure, the greatest
care must be used in the distribution of it.
It is a good manure for strawberries and
Soot is a very powerful manure, and
ought to be used in a dry slate, and thrown
on the surface of the ground. It is ad
vantageously used in crops of onions. It
is sown at all times with good effect, and
where it has been sown no maggot has ap
peared. The ashes of wood is a lasting munurc,
particularly for the Grapo vine and Pear;
and if sown among turnips, it is of great
use to protect them from the fly."
B3ft,The Louisville Journal gives the
following account of the ally of Democra
cy, organizing throughout the Western
States. With all their secrecy, oaths and
ceremonies, we have as yet heard no de
nunciations from the anti-Amprican dema
gogues, who profess to be horrified at the
alledged expositions of Know Nothingism:
"The Sag Nichts in Cinoinnati and Lou
isville hold their meetings generally in the
third stories of houses; and their design is
to extend their association throughout tho
Union, and to embrace in it, if possible,
the whole anti-American party. They have
adopted a system of disciplin more rigid,
and stringient, and minute than any ever
before heard of in the annals of party con
flict. They admit no man to their assem
blages till he has assumed obligations of
the utmost solemnity. They have their
pass-words, their signs and signals, every
thing in fine for which they have so fero
ciously denounced the Know Nothings.
They have a distinct set of signs and sig
nals for each ward. To insure greater ef
fectiveness, they subdivide their men into
squads of ten, each with its commanding
officer, who makes himself responsible for
the forthcoming of his individual squad,
whenever his Bcrviocs are required for vo
ting or fighting, or any other purpose."
To Reliive Choked Cattle. Mix a
spoonful of gunpowder with enough hog
lard to form a ball the size of a hen's egg
-open the animals mouth, and after pul
ling out the tonguo lightly, chuck the ball
of lard and powder into the throat let go
the tongue, and the work it done. I have
tried thit in two instances, and it produced
immediate relief. W. S. P., Milford, Vt.
M Obvrtry Qmdetncm.
Execution of Parks.
The Cleveland Herald of yesterday (Fri
day) afternoon gives the details of the ex
ecution of Parks for the murder of ..JJeat
son. He has been confined for over two
years, and has been twice tried and convic
ted. There is no reasonable doubt of his
guilt. On Thursday he attempted to des
troy his own life by cutting his throat.
He bled severely, and was much weakened,
but was not quite thorough enough to ex
tingutsh'lifc. The gallows upon which he was execu
ted was erected within tho hall of the jail,
and there were but a few persons in atten
dance. A large crowd surrounded the
premises. A military company the Greys,
were on guard. No disturbances were re
ported. When Parks was brought from
his cell, and placed upon the platform, he
talked to the persons in attendance upon
various matters for nearly an hour. He
was calm and almost indifferent to his fate.
He expressed much regard for his wife and
child, and on their account regretted his
ignominious end. To savo them the dis
grace of having a husband and father hung,
he had attempted to kill himself and tho't
he had a perfect right so to do. To the
last he donied that be killed Bcatson. We
quote the closing scene from the Cleveland
"As soon as all was ready, he rose, took
his position under tho rope, and with per
fect coolness said, 'I die an innocent man
innocent of any murder, premeditated,
ob any at all.'
He then shook hands with Messrs. Span-
gler, Fitch, Soward and Bosworth, wished
to see how the Sheriff was to touch the
brace that supported the platform, and ta
king a survey of the arrangements, said,
'Are you ready ? I am 1 A white cap
was placed over his head, which reached to
the neck the spring was touched and plat
Thus passed this notable man to an au
dience with a Higher Court, where the ac
tions will bo judged without possibility of
The drop was at eight minutes past one
and at twenty-three minutes past his pulse
had ceased to beat. The opinion of Drs.
Strong and Cleveland, who wero in attend
ance, was that his vertebra was not dislo
cated, but that he died by strangulation
only. Ohio State Journal.
Statement of James Parks.
The following is the concluding state
ment of James Parks.
"Never pretending that I am perfect,
never denying that I have done some
wrong in the course of a life time, but ever
do I, ever shall I declare myself innocent
of the murder of William Beatson, of ever
having in my whole life entertained an idea
of such a crime. Bcatson and mo fell
down off the Railroad ; in that fall he nev
er rose; in that fall he was killed; I never
stabbed him in the neck ; I never drew his
life's blood ; I never touched him with any
instrument or weapon but his own knife
after he was dead. To God and to all the
human race I declare this is true, and may
it please God that my future salvation shall
rest on this truth.
For this is to conclude jail I have to say
I declare it without mental reservation
or equivocation of any kind. For aught
else I have done ami's, I have suffered
much, greatly ; but if such suffering is no
part of attoncment for sin in this world or
the next, I humbly ask pardon through
the mercy of Christ.
Insult to the American Flag. A
correspondent of the Baltimore Clipper,
writing from Norfolk, Va., May 29 says :
"Yesterday morning the American Flag
Was hung out here Union down, with the
British Flag floating above it, whether as
a joke, or in derision, none could tell ; but
in either cose, it is rather galling to Amer
ican feeling and pride. It is to be hoped
it was only a joke. It is phispcred here
that Wiso is to be the next Democratic
nominee for President."
Wasii fob Fruit Tbees. I have found
the following a certain antidote for insects,
or fungus, on vines and fruit trees : 1 lb.
sulphur, 2 lbs, soft soap. 1 gallon tobacco
water and two gallons lime water ; mix.
To paint over tho wood. TF. Collint.
Weavel. -Theso troublesome pests
may be kept out of grain by using salt.
Sprinklo a little fine salt on the bottom and
around the sides of the bin as you fill up,
and over the top when full. Wheat kept
in old salt barrels will never bo destroyed
by the weavel.
Sky-Light Dagnerrotype Rooms.
rj. W. WISER, respectfully announces
" to the public, that he baa recently refitt
ed and refurnished the rooms, corner Fifth
and Market streets, in a style inferior to none.
He haspered no pains or expense to make his
rooms pleasant, where one and nil may tnk
pleasure in visiting, and where all who wish
may be supplied with Daguerreotypes of the
finest lone, true to the life, at veiy reasonable
rates, and will take great pains to please all
who may favor him with their patronage.
CRoonis corner of Fifth and Market streets,
immediately over Hals tod's Shoe Store.
Steubenville, Jan. 1,1855.
ATCMROD ENCAMPMENT No. 3, I
A' 0. 0. F. meets every aecond and fourth
Fridays, at 6 o'clock. P. m., in Jefferwn
Lodge rooms, on Third Street, over Garrett'a
Store, D. B. Burchard, 0. P., Geo. B. Means,
S. W., John Wasrcroner. 8cribe.
Jefferson Lodire No. 6. I. 0. 0. F., meets
every Tuesday a 6 1-3 o'clock, p. m., in their
nail on i iiiru street, over wwiic
B. Means N.G., J. L. Holton, V. 0., Jas. O'
Neal, jr., Secretary.
Good Will Lodge No. 143, 1. 0. 0. F.. meets
very Thursday at 6 1-3 o'clock, p. m., in their
Hall on Fourth street, over Beatty Steelman'a
Store. A. 0. Worthington, N. 0., D. Filsoo,
V. G., T. H. Robertson Secret7. ,
?eb. 8. 188 J.
DH, fl( BOTHACKH
OFFICE South' Fourth St., near Conn's
Dry Good Store, Steubenville, 0. Jn. 1.
ATTORNEYS' AT LAW, Steubenville
Ohio. Office corner of Mai ket and Fourth
streets, second story, Jan. 1, 1855.
OYSTER AND CONFECTIONERY
v SALOON, Wm. lATrKsoN, Proprietor, op
potiiU) Citizens' Bank, Third street, Sleubcnvilfe,
Ohio. Oysters wholesale and retail. also,
Toyaand Notions. Jan. 1, 1855.
JAMSP' ON AL. GEOBQK O Mil
J. & 0. O'NEAL,
(Soeoesiors to Alexander Doyle,)
ftwsfe FORWARDING & COM
MISSION MERCHANTS B Steamboat Agen
Ware house corner of Market and Water streets
Wharf boat at Market street Landing.
January 1, 1855.
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Steub
Ohio. Office under Kilgore Hall,
street. Jan. i,
UNITED STATES HOUSE,
BW. EARL, Proprietor, corner Mar-
ket and High streets, near the River, Situ,
benville, Ohio. Jan. 1, '55.
E. M. STANTON. 0..W. M'COOK.
STANTON ft M'COOK,
A TTORNEYS AT LAW, Steubenville,
A,:n Affifta n Thirds at mat VkPtlirppn i
Market and Washington.
UUIU, VIHW vi """vni
- Jan. 1, '55.
O. M. THATCH KA. 0. B. KBELIN
Thatcher & Berlin,
ItfERCHANT TAILORS, Third St.,
second door below Market, Steubenville,
Ohio, keep constantly for sale and mnke up to
order, Cloths, Cassiuieres, and V citings. Also,
Suspenders, Gloves, Shirts, Cravats, Hosiery,
and Furnishing Goods generally. COrders
respectfully solicited. Jan. 1, '55.
Wesley Starr & Sons,
TOBACCO AND GENERAL COM
MISSION MERCHANTS, No. 4 Light St.
Wharf, Baltimore, attend to the sales of To
bacco and all kinds Western Produce, Pro
visions, tc, fce lan. 1, '55.
JOHN A. BINGHAM.
W. R. LLOYD
BINGHAM & LLOYD,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office at the
corner of Third and Market streets, oppo
site the Court House, Steubenville, Ohio.
' January 1, 1855.
JOHN SHANE. JAMES M. SHANI
J. & 3. M. SHANE.
ATTORNEY'S and Counsellors at Law;
will promptly attend to all business en
trusted to them. Office, Kilgore buildings,
Market Street, Steubenville Ohio.
January 1, 1855.
J. H. MILLER. B. SIIEBBABD; JB.
MILLER & SHERRARD,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS
AT LAW. Office, Market street, opposite
Washington Hall, Steubenville, Ohio. Prompt
attention to collecting and securing claims.
Agents for obtaining Pensions and Bounty
Lands. Land Warrants bought and sold.
January 1, 1855.
A. HrDOHRMAl& CaT
PORWARDING & Commissson Mer
chants, for the sale of Flour, Grain, Bacon,
Lard, Butter, Wool. Seeds, Dried Fruits, Suit,
Nails, Window Glass, Merchandize and Produce
in general, Steubenville, Ohio.
Frazicr cfc Drennen, Steubenville, O.
H. H. Collins, Pittsburgh. Penn.
Wm. Holmes & Co., do.
Hozea Frazier, Cincinnati, jan. 11
COUTH FOURTH ST., STEUBEN
0 VILLE, Ohio. All kinds of Marble Work
done to order. On hand at all times, Water
Lime, Plaster Paris, and the best quality of
Grind Stones. L. BORLAND.
Steubenville, Jan. 1, 1855.
J. C. M'CLEARY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW and NOTARY
PUBLIC, Warrenton, Ohio, will carefully
attend to all business entrusted to him in the
counties of Jefferson, Harrison and Belmont, in
the State of Ohio; and Brooke and Ohio coun
ties, Va. Office opposite the Western Hotel.
January 1, 1855.
J. C. CABLE, M. D.
QFFICE at his residence, on Fourth, be
" tween Market and Washington streets.
Steubenville. Jan. 1, '55.
W. CTJL. GASTON
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Steubenville,
Ohio. Refers :o Hon. Wilson Shannon,
Hon. Wm. Kennon, sr., Hon. Benj. S. Cowan,
and Hon. T. L. Jewctt. Office on Market st.
below Third street Jan. 1, '55.
M'DOWELL & CO.,
Bookselkrs, Stationers, Paper Dealers, Blank
Book Manufacturer and Book Binders,
T)EALERS at Wholesale and Retail, in
School, Classical, Medical, Theological,
Miscellaneous, and Blank Books, Ruled and
Plain Cap, Post and Note Paper, Printing and
Wrapping Papers, Wall Papers and Borders,
School, Couuting-House and Fancy Stationery.
Merchants and others desiring to purchase,
will do well to call and examine our stock.
The highest market price paid for Rags.
DO WELL Sc CO.,
North side of ak et, above Fourth street,
Steubenville. Ohio. Jan. 1, '55.
Boots! Boots!! Boots!!!
TTAS on hand, and is manufacturing,
A Gents' French Calf Stitched and Pegged
Kin and coarse Boots and Shoes. Also, Ladies
Misses and Childrens Gutters, Kid, Morocco
and Calf Boots, Buskins and Slippers ; and
keeps in store a large stock of Eastern work of
the latest style, all of which he wil sell low
for Cash, at his fashionable Boot aud Shoe store
Market Street, Steubenville, Ohio.
Feb. 1, 1855-3mon.
New Boot and Shoe Store.
P A. TONNER has on hand the larg
est and best assortment of Boots, Shoes,
Hats and Caps that have ever been offered in
this part of the country. 8 he is doing exclu
sively a cash business, he can and will sell
wholesale and retail cheaper than any other es
tablishment in the city. All who wish to pur
chase, will please call at the new Boot and Shoe
Store or . a. tunh&u,
Market street, between Fifth and Sixth.
Sleubenville, Jan. 1, 1855.
Closing1 up and Selling Out.
Great Bargains lefore going East.
T ALLEN announces to the Ladies and
Gentlemen of the city and vicinity, that he
has commenced selling oft the balance of a
large and beautiful stook or Dry Uoods, rem
nants, also 30 remnants carpets. Sale to con
tinue for 3 weeks. All who are anxious to get
good bargains will call at the store of J. Allen,
corner 3d street, near market, Steubenville.
March 29, 1855.
rorncr of Market and Ohio sts. ; (For--'merly
occupied by John S. Lacey, Esq.,)
Wm. MiLLOAii , Prop'r Cadiz, o.
0The above named house has been thor
oughly refitted and repaired, and every atten
tion will be paid to supply the wants of the
traveling community. The stabling is large and
extensive. A liberel share of patronage is re
spectfully solicited. WM. MILLIGAN.
Cadi 0., march 21st "55 -tf
SERMONS FOR THE PEOPLE,
Br Rev. T. H. Stockton.
r"FlIIS highly interesting book contains
420 pages, neatly executed, with Small
Pica type, on fine paper, 12mo. Price in cloth
1 ; In sheep, $1,25 ; in half morocco. $1,50.
A liberal discount given to agents and book
sellers, by A. H. ENGLISH & CO.,
Jan. 1st 19ML Vo. T9 Wood Pitta. Pa.
TE are now receiving one of tho lar-
gosl and best selected Stocks of
ever before offered. Our Stock is all new this
Spring, and comprises the latest and best styles.
It consists in part of
of new and beautiful designs.
PARLOR DRAWING ROOM,
in every variety of style and quality.
GILT, SILVER, VELVET
COMMON BORDERS, OP NEW STYLES.
Transparent Window Shades, Figured
and Plain, with Putnam Patent Fix
tures; Plain, Green, and Bine, and
FIGURED WINDOW BLINDS,
and Fireboard Screens, in great variety of pat
terns. With an extensive assortment to select from,
vg VAUXWh W IHCtlOW UlUBn Will) IlltlV tflVe US S
au M'DOWELL A Co
Booksellers, Stationers and Paper Dealers.
Market Street Steubenville, Ohio.
March, 1 1855.
G. & J. SCOTT.
ADVERTISEMENTS FOR SPRING
flO eases of nev goods now received and
v opening at the old stand, comprising the
the richest and most fashionable selection of
Dress Goods, millinery, straw goods and Trim
mings of the present season. Having been pur
chased at the present greatly depressed prices
in New York and Philadelphia we are enabled
to offer our customers greater inducements than
ever. SILKS. Good black silks from 62k to
1,75. Plain colored blnck silks from 75 to 1,25
Striped and bar'd do. Satin de-cheue, pure
satin blnck unci white watered mantilla silks tc
Challis, Persians, the richest and most beauti
ful challis, Persians, all wool delaines, bar'd,
striped, do. gingham's, prints Ac. Good prints
selling at C to 8 cents per yard, fine from 10 'o
12,'. MUSLINS and SHEETINGS Good yard
wide muslins at 6). cents, heavy sheetings at
8 cents por yard. Bleached muslins, good ar
ticle at ( fine do 8 to 10. Extra 12 to 15c,
Pillowcase muslin and linnen sheeting. Checks
tickings and flannel's at very low prices. Mil
linnery goods, 50 cartons of NEW BONKET
ribbons in every variety. 40 ps Bonnet Silks
of the most desirable colors. Crapes. Paltons
and Florences. 150 cartons French and Amer
ican Flowers Bonnet Frames neatest shapes.
Illusion Blonds; silk trimming lace's, crown li
nings. Merchants and Milliners supplied at
Eastern prices. SILK and STRA W BON
NETS. 20 cases of the newest shapes and
styles of spring bonnets, good bonnets from 25
cents to one dollar, fine do from one dollar to
$6,00 comprising English straws, swiss braids
Napoletan laces Ac. Silk Bonnets of the latest
French styles and of the richest qualities from
the lowest, to the finest French bonnets ever
opened in this city. TniMurccos, The finest
stock of Dress Trimmings of every thing new
and desirable. Embroideries of the finest qual
ities Frence collars as low as fijc and upas
high $5,50 chemists under sleeves, iacinet and
swiss insertings etc. Lisle Thread, silk aad best
quality of kid gloves. Hoisery of all prices,
some as low as 6 per pr. Removal, on the
1st day of April we will remove into our new
building, one door west of our present store
room, which we are having fitted up in the
most modern style. The sccoud and third
floors we are having fitted up for our millinery
department, and having secured the services of
an experienced millner from one of the most
fashionable railline-y establishments in the city
of New York to superintend that department;
when we will be enabled to supply our custom
ers with every thing new and desirable in that
department. G. & J. SCTT.
March, 29 1855.
Marvin Warren of Dellefontaine, 0,
has prepared a pamphlet, Forms and di
rections designed to be a complete guide
to Justices and others, under the Liquor
Law of 1854. lie has his second edi
tion now on band, winch contains all tho
late decisions of the Supreme Court upon
the subject, together with a copy of the
The work is indorsed for correctness by
some twenty-five ablo Lawyers residing in
every part af the State. Thcfollowins
resolution was adopted by the Stato Tem
perance Convention, held at Columbu
n the22d ofFobruary 1855: Resolved
that tho "Legal Forms" prepared by M.
Warren, Esq., of Bullcfontaine for proceed
ing under the Ohio Liquor Law, be rec
commeuded to the temperance men through
out the State.
Price of the Wouk. Single copy
33ct9; Four copies $1,00 or 25 cts. per
copy ; Forty copies $8,00 or 20 cents per
copy; sixty copies $;j,uu or io cts per
copy. cent to any part ot the state at my
expense and risk, as soon as ordered with
the money enclosed. Coin, bills, or post
age stamps, will be sent at my risk by mail
if properly enclosed. All orders directed
soon to M. Warren, Attorney at law, Bel
lefotitaine, Logan Co., 0. with money en
closed, will receive prompt attention, small
orders as well as large ones.
April 5th, 1855. M. WARREN.
A NEW COOKING STOVE, new in
design and principle, lor burning Coal, has
an extra large oven, a good draft, and easily
cieanea; construction sucn as to meet tue ex pec
tations of all, aud guaranteed to give satisfae
lion to the purchaser. Will you call and see it?
iN os. J and 4 bxtra UohI Uook Stoves.
" 1 " 3 Hartley " " do.
3 " 4 Air Tight Wood do.
" 2 " 4 Premium do. do.
" 1 " 2 Cook or Bachelor Stove;
Egg, Parlor and Chamber Stoves of beautift
design, Fancy Grates, Fenders, etc., etc., all
reduced prices, at the Ohio Foundry Warerooms,
Market street. cilAJtr UltAlU,
Steubenville, Jan. 1, 1855.
HARPER'S UNIVERSAL GAZETTE.
TTARPER'S Statisticai Gazette of the
J"i- World, particularly describing the United
states, Uanuua, flew lirunswick and Hoy a Sco
tia, illustrated by severs mans. 1 vol. Roval
octavo, 1950 pages, full sheep. Received and
forenle by . M'Dowkll A co.
booksellers and stationers Steubenville ohio
March 29 1855.
A NUMBER of enterprising AGENTS,
to sell either by subscription or at eieht.
"Coltcn's U. S, Gazatem," a highly valuable
wiu popular worn ; wnicn nas given general
satisfaction wnerever circulated, and is an in
dispensable appendage to every man's Lilirniv
Men of experience in this business, may find
a profitable employment, as a liberal commis
sion will be allowed. For further particulars
address W. r. McM ASTERS, Local Agt
Jan. 18, 1855. Steubenville Ohio,
Barbers and Fancy Hair Dressers.
rpilHi subscribers would announce to
the citizens of Steubenville and vicinity
.t. .i i . - . j .. . . . r '
mat mey iinye eniereu uiio co-parinersliip in
the above business, and are ready to wait on
customers at their establishment, where prompt
Biieimuii wiwuo givuu w uiose wnoiavorttiem
with a call.
Shop on the North-east corner of Third and
Market streets, under the store of Messrs
Dougherty, bteubenville, Ohio. '
tmr. t, 13. LKBTOU la HOPKINS.
Now it the Time to Subscribe t
PETERSON'S MAGAZINE, a month-
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valuable Pictorial Books, very popular, and ot
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they will confer a public benefit, and receiv a
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To men of enterprise and tact, this business
offers an opportunity for profitable employment
msiuuiq 10 ue inei wiui.
Persons wishing to entraere in their sale, will
receive promptly by mail, a Circnlar, containing
full particulars, with "Directions to person
disposed to act as Agents," together with terms
on which they will be furnished, by addressing
mo auDscriDer, post paid.
ROBERT SERS, Publisher, .
181 William St, New York.
Saddle, Harness and Trunk Manufae--
tory, Wholesale and Retail.
TVO. 137, Market street, opposite Waeh
A inetou Hall. The undersigned would res
pectfully announce to their customers aud the
public generally, that they have now in store a
targe and splendid assortment of Saddlery,
comprising the following articles: plain aud
(ancy saddles, nridies, martingais, Harness
Trunks, Collars, Whips, Lashes, tc, to., man
ufactured of the best material, by the most ex
perienced workmen. Also, Mattresses of vari
ous kinds, made toorderon the shortest notice..
Dealers in the above articles are respectfully
invited to call and examine our stock befors
purchasing, satisfied that we can accommodate
on the most reasonable terms for casu.
WM. M'LAUGHLIN dt SON.
Steubenville, Jan. 1, 1855. 6m
Wholesale Drag House.
npiIE subscribers have on hand a largo
and well selected stock of Drugs, Chemi
cals, Paints, Dye Stuffs, Oils, Varnishes, Brush
es, Patent Medicinos, Perfumery, Surgical In
struments, Daguerreotype stock, Glassware, etc.,.
etc., which they offer very low either wholesale
or retail. Deolers will find it to their interest
to examine our stock and prices, as we are de
termined to sell as low as any house in the
West. Orders promptly executed, aud personal
attention paid to shipping.
DRUG EMPORIUM, Market street, twodoor
bolow the Jefferson Branch Bank.
HENING A MELVIN.,
Steubenville, Jan. 1, 1855.
NEW GOODS I HEW GOODS I I
IISHFR Si M'FEELY have just re-.
ceived, and are now opening a prime lot ot
Boots and Shoes of every variety, to which
they invite the attention of their frionds aud
the publie in general. Having purchased for
cash we will be enabled to offer greater induce
ments than ever.
Ladies' lasting Gaiters from 1415 eents np
wards. Childrens' Shoes, from 25 cents up
wards. Trnnks, Carpet Rags, etc., at low pri
ces. Call then on FJSEK A Mi Fill. Y,
Mar. 19, 185S, Oe Market at. below Third.