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38 THE PERRYSBURG JOURNAL.
Mason and Dixon's Line. "What is
meant by Mason and Dixon's line ?" asked a
bright, blue eyed girl of twelve years of age,
when sitting at her fathers table, a few days
ago. The answer was, " it is a phrase usu
ally employed to describe the boundary be
tween the free and flave States." " Bat
why do they describe it in that way?'' was
the inquiry. The answer may b'3 worth giv
ing' to some of our young readers.
In the seventeenth century, James II, of
England, then the Duke of York, gave cer
tain lands to Lord Baltimore and to William
Penn, and a difficulty sprang up as to the
proper ownership of these lands on the Del
aware. Again and again was the affair
carried into the courts, till in the year 17G0,
when George the III, came to the crown, the
Lord Chancellor of England made a decision:
but new difficulties sprung up in drawing
the boundary lines. The Commissioners
finally employed Messrs. Mason and Dixon,
who had just returned from the Cape of
Good Hope, where they had been to observe
the transit of Venus. They succeeded in
establishing the line between Delaware and
Maryland, which has ever since been called
' Mason and Dixon's line.'' Watchman
A Popular Mistake. We almost daily
receive communications for the Mirror,
whose writers are under the impression that
the over-tasked editor will feel very grateful
for something to " help fill up his paper."
This is a great mistake. Our "galleys" are
always running over with "matter" wait
ing room for publication. What wc do
want and what all editors want is that
which best pays. We do not publish a
newspaper for the sake 01 giving our own
thoughts a daily airing. That would belike
driving an omnibus merely fur the sake of
the ride. .Neither do we conduct a journal
for the benevolent purpose of allowing our
friends to use our columns gratis for their
own private interest or satisfaction. That
would be like running an omnibus for thi
purpose of giving one's friends a ride with
out the compensating sixpence. N. Y.
Lying in Bed with the Head High.
It is often a question among people who are
unacquainted with the anatomy and physi
ology of man, whether lying with the head
exalted or even with the body, is the most
wholesome. Most, consulting their own
case on this point, argue in favor of that
which they prefer. Now, although many
delight in bolstering up their heads at night,
and sleep soundly without injury, yet we
declare it to be a dangerous habit.
The vessels through which the blood pass
es from the heart to the head, are always
lessened in their cavities when the head is
resting in bed higher than the body, there
fore in all diseases attended with fever the
head should be pretty nearly on a level with
the body ; and people ought to accustom
themselves to sleep thus to avoid danger.
Buffaloes. As an item of news, we
give an account, as related to us by Colonel
Vaughan, of the numbsr of buffaloes killed
annually within the bounds of his agency,
where the American Fur Company are oper
ating and trading with the Indians. He says
he has taken some pains to ascertain, and
from the best information he can get, he es
timates the number will not fall far short of
four hundred thousand. He says not less
than 100,000 robes have been shipped by the
two companies trading within his agency
in the last year. 150,000 are destroyed, and
a number of the hides used by the Indians to
make their lodges. They are compelled to
make them very secure, 1o preserve them
from the severe winter. Large numbers of
the. buffaloes freeze or starvr to death in
winter, in the snow banks, which for months
are found in drifts of from live to ten feet
in depth, and numbers of them are drowned,
in crossing the Missouri river in large herds
1)V crowding upon one another. St. Joseph
Sale of the Ohio State Jouknal Office.
The sale of the Journal office yesterday,
transfers the establishment into new hands.
The purchasers were O. Follett, Esq., of
Sandusky, A. F. Perry, Esq., of this city,
and their associates price twenty thousand
dollars cash, which includes merely the office
effects the building is not yet disposed of.
It is understood that Mr. Follett is to re
sume the. editorial chair, and he is too well
known to the Whigs of Ohio to require any
endorsement. Mr. John Greiner also, it is
reported, is to have charge of the home de
partment. He will be welcomed back to
the Whig ranks of Ohio. Other names arc
given in connection with the establishment,
but the arrangements are not yet so far com
pleted asto be publicly announced. The
paper is to be enlarged and improved by a
new outfit ; and no efforts, we ore sure, will
be spared to render it worthy of that liberal
patronage due to its central position. 0. S.
We see by the legislative proceedings that
committees have been appointed to enquire
who is to father a child recently born in the
penitentiary; and ps to the brutal punish
ment of a colored convict in that institution.
An Arkansas slaveholder of Helena, who
ackowledges being the father of two mulatto
girls now at Oberlin college, asks the. legisla
ture to make them by law his his legal heirs.
Fruits The Weather. We think the
reports as to the destruction of fruit in this
part of the Ohio valley, by the recent cold
weather, are considerably exaggerated. Ear
ly peaches, it is true, were in bloom several
days ago, and are mostly gone. Many vari
eties of this fruit however, were only begin
ning to show the pink tips of the buds when
the change took place, and should we not
have " a cold snap" in April, there will still
be a fair yield. Apples, pears, plums, and
cherries, are not essentially injured in this
part of Kentucky. The grape buds are just
beginning to swell, and the vine has alto
gether escaped damage the past winter.
March came in like a lamb, and is going
out like a lion. Still, if April behaves her
self, we shall probably have a fair supply of
all sorts of fruit. Louisville Courier.
Hon. Thomas Corwin passed up on the
express train tins morning lor iUansnelu. lie
has quite recovered from ths accident men
tioned in the Journal some time since, though
it was a severe fall. We never saw him in
better health, O. S. Journal.
The Danville (la.) Advertiser, speaking of
the Xlllth Article or "negro exclusion
clause" in the New Constitution, says:
" Thus will it be everywhere." alluding to
its frequent violation. " We have heard of
one or two cases in this county, and no om
seems to think of a prosecution. The famous
Xlllth Article of our Constitution though
adopted by an unprecedented majority, and
regarded favorably enough in theory is now,
and will continue to be, treated with con
A young man who has been missing for
three or four months from Cattaragus coun
ty, and whom a whole cordon of humbug
spirit-rappers had consigned to the wolves,
is engaged in chopping cord-wood near Pitts
A Washington dispatch says that, the or
der for the removal of the land office from
Chillicothe, to Columbus is countermanded.
Mr. "Win. Munn, an old and respected cit
izen of thi.s county, died at his residence, near
Bowling Green one day last week.
MASTER'S IS A EE.
BY virtus of 1111 order to me. directed find deliver
ed, from the court of common pleas of Wood
county, Ohio, I will offer for sale at the door of the
court house in Perrysburg, Wood county, on the
loth day of May, 1S54, between the hours of HI
o'clock a. in. and 2 p. m., tho following described
land, to wit: Out-lot number two hundred and fii'tv
seyen, new survey, in the town of Perrysburg, Wood
comity; taken as the property of E. JST. Knight, at
the suit, of Samuel Jackson, administrator of Henry
Friezner, deceased. S. SPINK,
April 10. I.Sol. rnv.r)$l. Special Master.
J 1. at. my instance an order (if attachment was this
day issued by E. Huntington, a jusiice of the peace
of Perrysburg township, Wood cour.ty, Ohio, against
tho goods, chattels, rights, credits, moneys, stocks or
interests in stocks, and effects, of Joseph Paylor, a
non-resident of tho county, for the sum of $14,
March 27, 1854. 4w3$l LOUIS JJEHS.
rpOLEDO NURSERY.--Wc are now offering
JL for sale a Large Stock of Fruit Trees, con
sisting of Apple,
Pear and Cherry, both Standard and Dwarf,
Strawberry, ' Pie Plant.
Asparngus, &c. &c. &c.
Also, a very full and complete stock of
Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Plants,
consisting in purt of nearly all of the ciioick r. Kit-
(j keens and ri:um;ors tki:i:s and sum r.s, all
the classes of hoses, the finest sorts strong bloom
ing plants, ciioick vinks and ritr.Erms, Honey
sucMe, Grecian Silk Vine. Tvv, &c: Pieonias.
P F. DD1NG OPT PL A NTS,
such ns Verbenas, Petunias, Dahlias, Carnations,
Fuchsias. Geraniums, Exotic Plants. fi;e. &c. Also,
fiA.f ('reen anil I lot House Plant s.firy
All orders, whether on the ground or by mail, if
accompanied by cash or satisfactory reference, when
from strangers, will receive prompt and careful at
tention. With our present largo ami i'.r.e stock we
are determined to do our share towards supplying
the wants of the West.
We furnish, gratuitously, our descriptive Cata
logue. Those who may order it by mail should en
close two iost.'i'e stmmw to nreieiv itoshi'e.
.JTo the people of Wood and' adjoini'ig coun-!
ties we offer renewed inducement. to l'Ui.t orchards
of choice fruit.
MADDOX, PEUIGO & PRENTICE.
Toledo, March 'JO, 1ST" i. UnJ
John Webb vs. Trustees of the Methodist Episco
pal Church in Perry-shun.'.
NOTICE is hereby given, that by virtue of an
execution to me directed from the clerk's ofice
of the court of common pleas of Wood county,
Ohio, I will offer for sale at the door of the court
house in Perrysburg, 011 the .'id day of May next,
between the hours of Ida. in. and I J 111., the follow
ing real estate, to wit: ln-Iot No. 'J i:i the town
of Perrysburg, with the appurtenances, to s . 1 1 i -f
the above execution. JOHN ELDER, Coroner.
and acting as Sheriff of Wood comity.
April .'1. lx.1t. 4w.'i.'
r. isui lxa n l 1: 1 ia 1 1 j:r,
I AM now in receipt of u full assortment of ?prin
styles, as follows :
Ueebe Si Co.'s Moleskin and Deavcr ;
Gcnm s Moleskin ;
Learv Si Co.'s Moleskin ;
Also, CAPS. Cloth, Silk and Glazed: and a fulli
assortment of Soft and Kossuth HATS, Eur and!
All w ho find it troublesome to wear a new hat
can have one fitted perfectly' to the head by our1'
which is the most perfect machine for that purpose
ever made. mh '7 ''it'
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The Life of Penjamin Franklin, nine illustrations.
The Life of Gen. Washington, nine ilu.-.tratioiis.
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LINDSAY & UL.U'KISTON, Publishers,
I "wl2 -;i Sout'i litn street, Philadelphia.
4 HOUSE & LOT in Uowling Green; also, an
Ix. excellent, little Farm J of a mile w c:.t of F.ow l-
jing Green, of CO acres, -' improved, with joung
1 orchard, &c, situated on a good road. For terms,
1 price, &c, inquire nt this office. S. OLAKK.
drr. mi. -T. it!.r milt.
Office over J. Augustus Hall's store.
All work warranted. dec5-39tf
PAPER lIANIi(J.--We arc just reced
ing our spring stock of Taper Hangings, such at
Window TArr-H, and
Pike Hoard Prists,
Which comprises the largest assortment ever opened
in this market, and which we offer nt wholesale and
retail, at the lowest possible rates.
March 27 JJtf I). II. NYE & CO.
l,lt ,,! a,,l tT1,,'!il st"l i; ever offered in thecitv. ut,l
; ' Reciting daily additions from the hot Etm-pt-u.
Robert Reed's Estate.
f"TMIE undersigned having been appointed and
S- qualified as administrators of the estate of Rob
ert Heed, deceased, lite of Webster township. Wood
county, Ohio, notice is hereby given to all persons
indebted to said estate to make immediate payment,
and all persons having claims against said estate to
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ijum iu uiein, legally proven, lor settlement lmutt-
Is.UiEL II F.ED.
JAMES WAl Gil,
AIIE AO OP Till TIMES!
If thr. Slc;n of the JSlg Watch,
SITMMIT .STiU'.IT, TOI.I Dll.
March 27, 1 :Uvfi
K.ENHY T. COOK respectfully informs his tn
thoti-and personal fi n mis, and the good people
of Toledo, Maumee Citv, lVrrvf hurt', and all the
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eoui.iry rouuii, liiai ne u.n openeil tlie most com-
vml l.astern rminut.i'Mur'Ts of
CLOCKS, WATCHKS AND JEWELRY.
It would be ;ut- useless to attempt an enumera
tion of the brilliant articles his show cases iinw con
tain :hut ladies and gentlemen will please call and
fee his splendid
iclrt :i:ul Silver Wal!ii;s,
I nt every variety, ijii ilif v and pattern, at prices rang
ing from '' ', )! tl,:n,lrrl ami Pt)ti Dollar!
; SFPEUU GOLD FOB CHAINS.
I the la-gf.st and richest a.-sortnunt ever seen here, at
; from Vivrc to Pi ft 11 ! Ilnr.i.
it P. A ir ;u ;rn;i ciiai.xs,
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j 7V.-iv to Portj-ict' Dolt. irk
.Maumhi'I'.m' D 1 m o m I ' 1 v s m 15 1 cs, of the
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j Sri'i. limit Pi:n am I'm ki;t Kmvi:s. of elegant
; patterns and finished w orl.inan.-hip, the finest lot in
1 Pi.aiv. ) -TWiox i) T r a i't: re 1. Im.au Ci ocks.
i of the bet manufacture, at Tim and a Half to I if.
I t-ff-rt Dollars. With a countless vaiietv of
.La it Dim ps.
I And cwrythtnur else ever seen or heard ti ll of in a
, jewelry establishment. Prires lover than tit? Iioc tt.
;,?-r.'r.xpt ri;d eare given bv th best workmen in
! tin- country to iii.rAiiti.'.a w atchi s and ji:wi.i.i. ,
j "-"I !x w,l,'k warranted.
faT" Don't forgrt th? ptare Sizi rf the His;
tilth. Summit street, betwein Jefferson and Mad
ison strei ts. mriAH IJ II. T. COOK.
BOOM HIM)ERV, Ui.iss's F.i 11.1. 1:..;, Si m
mi r sTin i r. Toi.i.nn, 0.1:0.
P. W, PIPER would respectfully inform the
cili.ens of Toledo and surrounding country, that Ik
is now prepared to do all work in his line, with nns-
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c , OjficfTS, Vc,
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I C'-.Mag.Tines and Old Eooks bound to pattern.
I N. 1. Oneof Tow n's Patkm- Paim.vc .Machisi'i-,
! for j'aging Plank Unoks, is in ojieration nt this s
1 tablishment. Puling of nil kinds done to order.
Toledo. March 'Jt. Ci.J)
I J-CJ-Orders for Pinding left at. this oflice will I-.
1 promptly forwarded and the work returned here, at
! a very hilling expense.
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all ot winch r.te ottered to the trade, the clergy nnt
t!ie jmblic, at i'ublishers retail prices, and at "a ri
lling ailvance on wholesale rates.
Tract Socio Cs Almanacs at Society's prices.
School BJooIis at WIIaI.
Sawykii. lN:i:itsoi.f. Si Co. offer to the trade, nt
a slight advance on publishers' wholesale rates
McGutfey's and Sanders's Headers ami Spellers.
Hay's, Thompson's, Smith's and Stoddard's Arith
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Smith's and Olney's Geographies.
Hay's and Tower's Algebra.
Comstock's I'i.ilosophy. Grnv's Chemistry.
Young's Ci;iA n's Manu il. St. John's Geology.
milh's Illus' r.ited Astronomy.
Mayhcw's JJo k-keeping.
Guernsey's, Wilson's and Goodrich's History of
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Ackcrman's fatural History.
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