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THE PERRYSBURG JOURNAL.
hold of Paradise, and the golden gates were
opened to trie lair, meek girl. Ihere trem
bled on her hps a prayer and blessing for
Ben Bolt, and her mother, giving radiance
to the fair, dead face: and they braided
Spring flowers in her wavy brown hair.
The church-bell chimed softly to the few
vcars earth had claimed the stainless soul of
Alice May, as they brought the coffin in the
little old church. Ilow beautiful she looked
in her white burial robe ; too fair and sweet
lor death ; too holy, had there not been a res
urrection beyond. Close beside her, stood
Jhe friends of her girlhood, gazing on that
young face, as if they would fain call her
hack to life, and its sweet love. So they
laid sweet Alice to sleep in the old church
yard, and those who had looked coldly on
her, took to their sorrowing hearts a sweet
memory of the early dead.
There was agony too deep for utterance,
vhen the strong, ardent-hearted man, whose
guiding star had been the love of that sweet
girl, came back to find the cottage home
desolate, find Alice sleeping beneath a gray
stone in the church-yard.
But God and Time are merciful, and as
years passed away, he came to think of her
as garlanded in the golden fruitage of the
This was the memory his friend sang of, as
they satin the Summer twilight, years after
ward, and talked of the faces that had glim
mered and faded in their early pathway; how,
of all the glad hearts childhood had clustered
together, only they two were left. Some
.-lept in the tremulous ocean ; some in the
jungle depths ; others in the forest shade,
ind beneath the waving prairie grass. Soma
there were who slept peacefully in the green
old church-yard, and among these, the fair
est and best was " sweet Alice." Ah, he
could never have forgotten that.
He had heard from the lips of that deso
late mother, ere she went to sleep beside her
darling, how patient and holy Alice had
grown ; how she had passed caimly away in
her saint-like beauty; leaving messages that
ifond, yearning heart only could dictate.
'Down in his heart, deeper than any earthly
ihing, had he laid them ; cherishing their
, beauty and greenness. Many a time had the
spirit-form of sweet Alice risen before his
iiyes, in all the beauty of that far-off land
he saw but so dimly, and he knew when the
thing we call life had merged into immor
tality, he should meet her again.
Years afterward, they laid Ben Bolt to
leep by the side of sweet Alice. Literary
Missouri Speaking. There is a strong
feeling in Missouri in favor of the immedi
ate organization of Nebraska into a territory,
but without the repeal of the Missouri Com
promise. In announcing the disposition of
Douglas's bill by the House, the St. Louis
Democrat says :
The result of the vote in the House of
representatives upon the Nebraska bill has
been decisive of its fate, and gives the
mournful tidings that the territories will not
be organized until the next session of Con
gress. This has been caused solely by tack
ing on the bill of the Missouri Compromise,
and a new slavery agitation, thus turning
the warmest advocates of the immediate or
ganization into opponents of the Douglas
That a bill which did net touch the slave-
whelming majority in the House, nobody
doubts, and and. we shall therefore hold the
authors of the attempted infraction of the
compromises responsible for the defeat of
.this great, measure.
The St. Louis Intelligence a leading whig
journal, .speaks emphatically on the subject
as follows :
Thus ends it. See what disaster Douglas
has brought on the West! A thousand of
his lives would not make amends. The
country did not ask him to stir the slavery
iiestiqn by striving to repeal the Missouri
Compromise. A bill to organize Nebraska
and Kausas, without one word of slavery,
would have passed long since, and the
mighty West would have now two. new
stars on her coronet. But Doughs and
Pierce hava spoiU our hopes by gratuitous
MONDAY, APRIL 3, 1854.
BINDING. Subscribers who wish to have
the first volume of the Perrysburg Journal
bound, can have it well done for $1 by leav
ing the papers at this office. We can supply
missing numbers to a limited extent.
Change of Publication Day.
Hereafter we will put our paper to press on
Friday evening, and publish it on Saturday
morning. Advertisements should be sent in
by Thursday morning.
JMT-Mr. James W. Ross, who had charge
temporarily of the Perrysburg Union School
for a few months past, has given it up end
Mr. Smith, a young gentleman from Cleve
land, has taken the place.
The warm April showers, with thun
der and lightning for ornament, have com
menced unusually early this spring and ter
minated suddenly with snow !
tr-Putnam's Magazine for April editor's
copy is received. " Connecticut Gcorgics"
is the only article we have read, and it is
redundant with over-wrought " georgics" to
be sure. Putnam contains no commnn-nlapp
articles ; all is artistic, elegant, finished.
Sam Pike, formerly of the Piketonian,
Piketon, Pike county, O., subsequently of
the Fleming Flag, Maysville Flag, Cov
ington Flag, Puducah Pennant, and any
number of other papers, has again hoisted
his colors at Paris, Ky.. under the name and
style of The Kentucky Flag.
We have received Leonard Scott & Co.'s
reprint of Blackwood's Magazine for March.
Its contents are " Disraeli : a Biography:
The Quiet Heart.part iv., The Russian Church
and the Protectorate in Turkey; The Two
Arnolds; Count Sigismund's Will; News
irom me arm; Alexander Smith s Poems;
The Epidemics of the. Middle Ages ; The
Song of Metrodorus ; The New Reform Bill.
Price 63 a year Price of Blackwood and
any one of the Four Reviews, 85; the four
Reviews and Blackwood 810.
Wheat in Ohio.
By the renort of the. nnrli'nr nf ctatn h-i
V 1 . . UbUbU, V
see an exhibit of the number of acres of land
in each county in the state of Ohio, cultiva
ted in wheat during the years 1850 and 1852,
together with the number of bushels yielded
in each county, and the average yield per
acre. Paulding county has the fewest acres,
being only 1.401, with a yield of 17,301
bushels, or a little more than 12 bushels to
Muskingum conntv has ihe lr
- o y-1 ' " " - '
of acres, haviner 53.740 aeres wiih n
of 801,957 bushels, or a little less than 15
i i .i
Dusneis to tne acre,
Cuyahoga COUIltv onlv renortR .1. 175 nr-rec
with a yield of 43290 bushels, or about 15
uusueis 10 ine acre.
The largest average vielrl npr nrrf ia in
Summit county, having 20,831 acres, yield-
iiig'iuu.io Dusneis, Deing 33 bushels to the
The smallest aerane viehl is in Hardin
county, having 6,153 acres, yielding 36852
bushels, or not quits six bushels to the acre.
The total number of acres in the state was
1,624.715. vieldins 22.9G2.77d bushM wirh
an average of 14 bushels per acre. ,
i... luiruing ia uro currtxi estimate lor
the year 1852. O. City Express.
Wood countv was not. l-ermrtPil i
In 1851 the number of acres was 5,580, yield-
: no ca i ii . . .
mg oo,4 Dusneis, ueing nearly ID bushels
per acre. In 1852, ther.i were 5,014 acres,
yielding 52,111 bushels, being but little over
10 bushels per acre, or a reduction of one
third from the previous y;ar.
Later from Havana The Black War
rior Affair Settled. New Orleans,
March 24. By the arrival at this port of
the Empire City, from Havana, we learn that
the authorities of Cuba ha
Black Warrior, upon the condition of the
payment ot a line ol tfb.UOO ; which Capt.
iiuuoci; uaci accepted, and would take pos
session of his vessel on the 22d, and imme
diately sail for New York.
Young gentlemen who dress in tight pants
and bob tail coats, are called "Shanghais."
Lola Montez was severely bitten in the
hand by her pet grizzly bear, at Grass Valley,
on the 9th of Feb. A man standing near,
struck him over the head with a club, and
thereby saved her life.
lion. Wm. A. Graham, late, whig, candid
ate for ihe vice presidency, is a candidate for
the U. S. senate, from North Carolina.
The population of London, C. W., is now
over 10,000, and the inhabitants are about
to apply for a city charter.
Archbishop Hughes, the Catholic prelate
of New York, having visited Havana, is said
to have returned chock full of Cuban annex
Recent advices from Rome give a sad ac
count of the financial condition of the Pope's
temporal dominions. Not only is His Holi
ness insolvent, but the affairs of ihe Roman
states are in a desperate plight altogether.
Politically they have long been in a most
critical, not to say hopeless state ; but finan
cially their position is now still more alarm
ing. There are charges of cruelty, corruption,
licentiousness and insubordination among
the managers of the Ohio penitentiary, made
with great freedom in the legislature. One
member said he had been threatened with as
sassination if he pushed an investigation.
A female convict, after an incarceration of
a year or two in the prison, has become the
mother of a child there. A negro convict
has been inhumanly tortured by severe flog
gings with the "cat," ami confinement and
freezing in a dungeon, for 15 days, on suspi
cion of having stolen, or of knowing who
did steal, some money that was missed by
one of the officers of the prison.
Arrival of the Northern Light.
The steamship Northern Light, Captain
Churchill, from San Juan del Norte, arrived
at New York on Saturday morning, bringing
San Francisco dates to the 1st inst.
The Northern Light left Jan Juan on the
Till willi MSv nnccoiirorc ami Ci 1 Ti f lOO in
specie on ireiglu. She connected with the
steamship Sierra Nevada, which left San
Francisco on the 17th inst.
Gen. Wool arrived out on the 15th Feb-
ruary and entered on the duties of his office,!
and relieved Gen. Hitchcock as commandant
ot the Pacific division, on the 17th. On
the 20th, the Council of San Francisco ten
dered the freedom of the city to him.
' The late rains had forced thr San Diego
river into the new bed, which had its outlet
in False Bay. It was thought that the dams'
made last summer would prove amply
It was expected that the Sacramento
Water Works would be in operation about)
the 1st of March.
The agitation in the north for the forma-1
tion of anew territory out of the Klamath
country still continues. Another conven-
tion had been called for, to meet at Jackson-
ville, O. T., on the 7th of April.
On the 24th of February the Assembly)
the Senate bill for the removal of the
capital from Benicia to Sacramento, and on
tho 1st of March the Legislature was to meet!
the new capital. The citizens of Beni-fcury
were so much exasperated that they
would not permit the steamer intended tb
the records to he at the wharf with-
out paying 600. ?
money was very ugut inoan rranciscojij
perhaps there never was such a pressure
is anticipated that the opening of thi mint,
which would take place about the middle of
March, would bring relief by furnishing
coin. Real estate has fallen considerably
since New Year's day.
Since the rains, Sacramento river is navi
gable and communication regular as high up
as Red Bluffs.
During the month of February, in San
Francisco, there but four marriages and ten
We have dates from Portland to the 15th
Feb. The Legislative Assembly adjourned
the 2d day of February, after a session of
60 days. .
A bill was passed ordering a vote to be
taken in June, on the question of the forma
tion of a Stato government. If there be a
majority for the State organization, the Gov
ernor will order an election in September,
for members of a convention, and in Feb
ruary, 1855, the convention will meet.
There seems to bj a general inactivity in
business matters in Oregon, as well as Cal
ifornia. Gold, the circulating medium of
the country, is quite scarce, and in conse
quence property changes hands at large re
ductions from former prices. There seems
to be plenty of merchandise on hand to
supply the trade.
There has been a movement in southern
Oregon of some significance, working to the
erection of a new State in that quarter.
Meetings und conventions have ben held,
and memorials will go forward to Washing
ton, urging the proposition.
During the severe cold weather which pre
vailed in Oregon during the latter part of
January, the ice formed in places six inches
thick ; and opposite Oregon City piled up
until the bank was 60 feet high. A largt;
quantity was taken out for future us:' at thut
place. The weather continued mild and
clear up to the 12th of February, when snow
fell to the depth of 4 inches. It had, how
ever, disappeared by the 15th.
Charters have been granted for a railroad
from Umpqua to Portland, and for two road
around Ciackamas rapids.
There are favorable reports from the mint-
in the south. The miners about Jackson
ville have commenced a canal to bring Ap
plegate creek to that town, through u rich
mining district. The canal will bj 11 milt
Washington Territory. Full returns of
the late election have not yet been received,
but it is conceded that Columbia Lancuster,
the democrat, is elected to Congress.
It is thought that the whigs will have a
majority of one or two in the legislature.
I ennu' or- 1 n cfrntiiT mnrfinrr irm.l 1m... r.m
,"' , """"fa a .
Our dates from Honolulu are to January
21. The Polynesian of the 14th, contains
the retail market prices, of which we give a
specimen : Beef, 7 to 9c por pound; fresh
The weather during the third week in Jan
uary, was extremely severe, although the
climate in the Sound is unusually mill. For
three mornings the thermometer stood at l
deg. above zero, and on the 19th between 7
and 8 degrees. The ground was crusted with
pork 12c, mutton 15 to 13c, hams 25c, but
ter 50 to G2c, lard 25c. flour St 15 to 818 per
bbl., fowls, each 50 to 75c, ducks 75c to 1,
turkeys 61 to 62, eggs per doa.Mi, 75c to ?Ir
wood, per cord, fcdb, onions, per bushel. $0,
tea, coffee and sugar, about the same niir-th
as with us.
I Under the heading of " Winter Weather,"
I the Polynesian, of January 21, says :
"We have had several days of winter
j weather during the past wtrk, and the ther
mometcr has actually been down to 60 a
I degree of cold which attracted thci observn
tion of every body, and has elicited as much
remark as ten degrees below zeio would have
(called forth in cold climates. This temper-
at ure has been highly enjoyed by most pto
passed pie, and no cases of freezing to death have
j as yet come to our knowledge."
Downio sixty degrees ! and when the mer
in falls that low, it is noticeable as win
cia Uer weather in the Sandwich Islands,
Whbat Prospects in Illinois. Thj Al
remove ton Telegraph says : In this vicinity the
prospect of the wheat crop is most nrornis-
0 to ihe snow which l.rm.r.n
h rrrnnnrl lbr prp.ntpr nnrt rF ihn u?imf.
the ground the greater part of tho winter.
the crop was not at all injured by ulter
natc thawings and freezings, but was well
protected, and already, since the last few
days of growing weather, presents a green
and velvety appearance. In the neighbor
hood of Monticcllo, especially, the wheat
fields look most beautiful, and give promise
of an abundant yield. Wo have heard no
statement of the amount of winter wheat
put in, but believe it is above the usual
The Peru Chronicle lately stated that tht
appearance of the winter wheat in that re
gion indicated a very moderate crop, but
that farmers were intending to make up for
it by putting in, unusually largo crops of
spring wheat. ; '