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3 . I I ; THE' PERRYSBURCx jbtlRNAL: ' I
X MONDAY, 3&Ktj'&ixl 161853.
' JKP The weather has become extremely
wintry, and the business season of our town
is pretty well over. The pork packing busi
ness has been light here, and prices have
fitoadily declined, , Four dollars twenty-five
cents per hundred is npw the highest figure.
At this price there is no doubt -money to be
made in the business. ' "There seems to be no
rriote reason why pork shduld bo low this sea
&lix than there was why it should rule ex
iremely high last year. The number of hogs
p.icked this year will doubtless be far below
what it was last, and the price of barrel
pork, we believe, will generally range as high
ot higher through the poming , season than
it- did through the last. ' ' .
The prices of Wheat and flour are almost
up to the starvation point for the poor. It
is said that there is not wheat enough in
Wood county for the home consumption.
.V few loads of good wheat could be sold
hrp now at almost th seller's own price.
0l, Potatoes continue moderately , plenty.
They bring a good price, and, while bread
stuffs are so high, 'may' be; tnade to supply
their place to a considerable extent. Corn
meal.may also be used tpv good advantage in
this way. :
' On the whole, any farmer in this vicinity,
with a good farm and sufficient industry to
work it, ought to lay up money yearly.
Qnr prices here would make glad the hearts
otfarmers in the interior of either Indiana,
Ohio,; or any other western state of the
rea't,,. basin, if they could enjoy, them. In
short, the markets in this vicinity for .staple
farm products, are among the ' best in the
western country. Thi3 is a matter '.;6f' the
first importance to farmers, and those seek
ing new locations should bear this in mind
-when thinkingof the great bargains :n lands
now offering in this county. r
( .z Mr. Stumm, late of Fulton county,
iijjboht the Democrat officeof this place,
sij-jd taken; possession. We wish him. pros
jnrtylaiid success in his new. location, and
ipetit' hereafter to be upon better terms with
jajfct and its editor than we have been
eq-preserve heretofore. ,, .
The Maumee Bay and Toledo.
' On the 21 st ult. r.-.Edgertbn, ' the repre
sentative in congress from this district, in
i reduced in the house the following resolu
tion, which passed 5 1
' ffisfly&ll 'h,at the committee "on com-
Vjie b;1r'uc'led to inquire into theexpe
,jigric Jpff,' providing for the erection of a
c'iidjn;tvouse and marine hospital at Toledo,
)b and for clearing out and marking the
wjanels in Maumee bay, in Ohio;
v,;V8fJ. vell, so far as it goes ; .but why not,
M: ,E., go a little farther, and ask for an ap
j)VpViatioji o improve the navigation to the
";f)fjt':df the rapids'? His political friends
hW P,his constituents) .are. entitled to
his services. The people at the foot of the
.ivns have often petitioped congress upon
thi$ subject, and thir failure may justly he
charged to the want of a representative who
.fntld take proper interest in the matter. 1 ;
JAmong our different representatives there
)rf been one honorable exception. Mr, Wood
w ad ..'indefatigable in his exertions, and had
iQ IS veil to serve out his time would nndoubt-
Jiave succeeded. The late indications
..iilWeU6u secm to avor e opinion that
harbor bill of 6ome kind will pass, the in
tifnaedxvish in the president's message to
. contrary notwithstanding. nT$-P!?1
jibtnl it shall be, the more ' likely will it be
to obtain favor in the public eye. If con
gress can be induced to do anything for the
Maumee bay, why not for the river ?
r-Mr. Smith, our representative, is a
member of the house committee on federal
relations, in the Ohio legislature
03-Those holding bills of the old Frank
jlin Bank of Columbus, should send them
home for redemption, as a decree of court
will stop the payment of them after the first
of October next.
Lasalle Rioters. We learn from the
Ottawa Republican that all but five of the
thirty-two rioters arrested at Lasalle by the
Shields Guards, have been discharged. Four
more have since been arrested, two of whom.
John Ryun and Michael Tuohey, are known
to have taken part in the murder; They are
two of the four persons for whom the sheriff
offered a reward. A special grand jury con
vened on Tuesday to sit in this case. A de
tachment of twenty men liorn the Shields
Guards have been employed by the railroad
company to protect the property of the con
tractors.' They have preserved order since
the day of the riot. We leu.rn that they de
stroyed all the whiskey at the groceries about
the first thing. j
Farmer's College. Isaac J. Allen, of
Mansfield, 0., late whig candidate for Lieut.
Governor, has been appointed president of
this Cincinnati institution, in place of F.
G. Carey, who resigned some time, since.
Mr. Allen has had a thorough medical edu
cation, having taken degrees at two or more
institutions ; but the practice not being con
genial to his tastes, he abandoned it, and
studied law, of which he -has been a very
successful practitioner. He is a pleasant, j
effective and eloquent speaker and a fine
scholar, and under his management we hope
and believe Farmer's College will continue
to flourish and exert a healthful influence.
Death of: Horace Canfield. Horace
Canfield, editor and proprietor of the Akron
Democratic Standard,-died of lung fever on
the 29th ult., at his residence in Akron.
Mr. Canfield was an' able and independent
editor, a good citizen and neighbor, and an
honest man. He was formerly a resident of
Cleveland, and partner of Mr. T. P. Spen
cer in the publication of the Cleveland Ad
vertiser. Mr. Chad recently perfected an
important improvement in hand printing
presses, and at the time of his deatli was
making preparations for their manufacture.
New York, Jan, 9. The steamship Geo.
Law, from Aspinwall, and the Star in the
West, from San Juan,' arrived here this
morning. The latter brought 450 passen
gers and $1,300,000 in gold, and the former
250 passengers and $540,000 in gold.
Francis P. Blair, of Washington City,
died in San Francisco.
Philadelphia, Jan. 9. The machine shop
of the Reading railroad was burned last
night with several engines loss 8100,000.
Both branches of the City Council have
finally passed an ordinance authorizing the
subscribing of $200,000 to the Sunbury and
Mayor or Pittsburgh The whigs have
elected their candidate, F. E. Volz, by a
majority of 1035. The Gazette says that is
the largest majority ever given to a whig
candidate in that city. The whigs elect all
the select councilmen but 07 and all the
common councilmen with thv- exception of
five in the Fifth ward and one in the
Seventh. The vote of Joe Barker has
dwindled down to almost nothing.
Kentucky Senator. John J. Crittenden,
is returned to the Senate from Kentucky.
Np ope pan fill the station better. He is a
man of generous impulses, able and felicit
ous in debate, beyond most men who have
ever shone upon that theatre, of wide legis
lative and administrative experienpe, and
ability. No man will stand higher in that
body among the whigs:0O Jnaij wiU be more
prominent tor the highest gifts in tlieir RQWr
er to beistowJN.' V. Tribune. ' "'
Rare Sport for Killing Time.
The Democracy of Ross county has got a
double kink in its tail and is coming up
to Columbus for exhibition, (admittance
free oysters and brandy-smash extra,) at
the throat-cutting" entertainment, adver
tised for next Saturday. The great ' democ
racy of Ross' is divided as neatly as you
can split an orange not into -plastics und
adaviantines, as witli some other specimens
of the genus ; but into two fierce and bel
ligerent sections ; and each section duly la
belled, the one, Sammcdarians, and the oth
er BiUallcnoniana. The former of these held
a tremenjus convention the other day, in a
Dutch grocery, preparatory to the " throat
cutting" exercises of Saturday : and thereup
on they liesolvcd, that they have and retain
a strong and abiding affection for " President
Pierce" notwithstanding he permitted him
self to ha made a Judy of, in the matter of
appointing " democratic " Tostmasler at
Chillicothe, and a person to receive the small
change for the sale of remnants of "knob"'
lands in that quarter. They with character
istic modesty and entire unselfishness call
upon the President to "review said appoint
ment;' and inasmuch as said Chillicothe
district is unprovided with a Savimcdarian
Representative in Congress, they further He
solved, unanimously, to send their polite
note to the President, to Doct, Epsom Olds,
(who was never known to decline a mean
office,) to be by him delivered to the gentle
man of the White House. Admirable !
This latter conception is in beautiful keep
ing and charming harmony with thebulance
of the proceeding. No doubt the "demo
cratic appointments of Gen. Franklin Pierce
of Concord, (N. II.)' will now be thorough
ly "reviewed." And then ! ?
The Main Law suffered "some" at the j
hands of this ring-tail Chillicothe democrat
ic convention and it may be well for its'
friends to look after its welfare. O. S. Jour.
Another shocking murder has occurred at
Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Weigert went into a
cenfectionary shop, when a young man nam
ed Luther C. Cushing, who was in attend
ance, addressed her in a familiar manner, to
which 6he took offence, and said she should
notify her husband of the insult. Cushing
at once told her he was mistaken, that he
thought her a familiar friend, and begged
her pardon. But she went off and soon af
ter returned with her husband. As soon as
he entered he commenced firing upon Cush
ing, and the fourth discharge killed him in
stantly. Weigert and wife were arrested
and imprisoned, but the wife was afterward
discharged. Cushing was a very orderly,
respectable young man, a harness maker by
trade, and has a mother rqsiding in New
Baltimore in this State.-JO. S. Jour.
Metropolitan Hall and La Farge Hotel in
New York, Jan. 9. About one o'clock
this morning u fire broke out in the immense
block of buildings on Broadway, containing
the Metropolitan Hall, and in about two
hours they were totally destroyed, leaving
nothing standing except the marble front of
the La Farge Hotel, which, being in a dan
gerous condition, was demolished by the
firemen this forenoon. The fire originated
in the Hall, in which Julien was making
preparations for a splendid dress ball and
supper, to be given on the 18th inst.
The Hotel had been leased by Charles
Wright, and furnished in the most magnifi
cent style, and would have been opened in a
few days. Nearly all the furniture was
burned or seriously damaged by the hasty
manner in which it was removed. The
Hotel was the largest and most expensive,
building of the kind in the city. It had an
extended front on Broadway, and ran back
to Mercer street. The Metropolitan was
formerly known as Tripler Hall,
Several other buildings on Broadway and
Mercer streets were more or fcss injured.
The roof of a frame house on .Mercer. 6treet
was crushed, in by the falljug.of. the rear wall
of the Hotel.' ' ...... ,,!'. '
The total loss by the, conflagration, exceeds
hatt a million. La i'argV was insured
.is said, excelled any thjng ever before rainy
factured, was jnsured for only JfyOOOnot
one-sixth its actual coat." It', was ! partly
owned by a gentleman who ""was1 formerly
proprietor of the La Farge Hotel, at Macon,
Georgia, and who was interested with oth
ers in the lease.
Ruins!!! Fire in Portland--U. S. Custom House Destroyed.
Portland, Me., Jan. 9. The Custom
House building, in this city, took fire yes
terday morning, and the entire block is now
in ruins. The block was also occupied by
the Post Office, Reading Room, Atlantic
Bank, U. Court, Natural Historical Socie
ty, Mr. Bailey's Bookstore, ami ether ten
ants. Every thing wus saved from the. Post
Office; but the contents of the Custom
House, the splendid collection iu the rooms
of the Natural Historical Society, Judgf
Ware s valuable law library, and the con
tents of the Reading Room, were entirely
destroyed. The. loss is very heavy, but fall
principally upon the Government'. The
building was formerly the Exchange, but
was sold to the Government for $129,000.
The collection belonging to the Historical
Society, was valued ut $20,000. The librn
ry belonging to Judge Ware and the U. S.
Court, was valued at $3,000.
There was also an Odd Fellows' Hall in
the building, all the books and records of
which were destroyed.
New York, Jan. 10. The sympathy meet
ing of sufferers by the late fire, was held at
Metropolitan Hotel last evening. Mr. Sum.
Lsland, of the Metropolitan, presided.
Mr. Bryan, attorney for the losers of the
Lafarge House, stated' that the bills of furn
ishing that house amounted to $180,000, of
which 8130.000 had already been placed in
the house. The insurance was only $27,000.
The subscription for the relief of the suftVi
ers, was commenced on the spot, and a com
mittee of 50 was appointed to collect sub
scriptions, and to call a meeting for the same
The steamer Union leaves to-day in search
of the San Francisco. Capt. Hudson of the
Navy, will go out in her.
Among the recent appointments by the
Governor, we notice that of Jacob J. Greene,
as Judge of the Probate Court of Defiance
County, vice John M. Stihvell, resigned.
The Ohio Statesman of Friday, contain
the valedictory of James H. Smith one of tl?
editors and proprietors. Mr. Smith, goes in
to the practice of law in Columbus, in com
pany with Judge Warden, of Cincinnati.
The editorial Convention has been in ses
sion in our city for a day or , two; the at
tendance is very slim, and the business, oim
of pleasure and sight seeing. We are always
glad to meet and exchange congratulation
with our editorial friends, and hope their
stay in the Queen City has been productive
of much pleasure. But for what practical
purpose they have been brought together, i
more than any one we have yet seen can in
form us. There seems to be a general igno
rance on the subject, and we would thank
somebody to tell us. Who knows? ICin.
Silver Coinage. Recent appearances in
dicate that the New York assay office will
be able to go into operation by the 1st April
next, and the branch mint of California on
the 1st February. As soon as the New York
establishment gets tinder way, the mint at
Philadelphia will be set at work chiefly up
on silver coin, by direction of Mr. Guthrie,
who desires to furnish, if possible, a supply
of silver sufficient for the ordinary purpose
of business. It is believed ' hat there will
be but little difficulty in getting the metal
for coinage. Mr. Guthrie has already pur
chased 87,000,000 of silver 'since he went
into the Treasury Department, and we can
afford to offer sufficient inducements to pro
cure us from Mexico any amount that wa
may desire. ( Washington Union.
Roll of Honor.
Receipts for Journal for past two weeks.
W. N. Gilbert. $1.50 Daniel Foster, $1.00
II. MandeB., .(.wood) f 1.00
'The Medina Whig has changed its name
to Medina Gazette, and its politics from
whig to free soil. Cm. Gsj.