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THE PEItRYSBURG JOURNAL.
SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1854.
The School Exhibition.
On Friday evening of last week, our citi
zens were profitably and pleasantly enter
tained by the annual exhibition of the Per
rysburg Union School. This was the fourth
given by said school, and although not move
brilliant than some of the previous, still we
think it decidedly creditable to the teachers
and pupils engaged therein, and look upon
it as a true exhibit of the progress of the
whole school. Heretofore the more advanced
scholars only, as in most othei places, took
part in the exercises, and it was not unusual
to see some of the best speakers before the
audience three or four times during the eve
ning. Thil we noticed was different on this
occasion, no one appearing on the platform
but once as a declaimer, or having a promi
nent part in a dialogue or colloquy; and
over two-thirds of the pupils who took part
in the exercises, appeared for the first time
before a public assembly. The appearance
of the scholars of the primary rooms on the
platform, and the evidence they gave of skill
ful training was truly gratifying and elicited
universal applause. The educational advan
tages which the youth of this place enjoy,
should be a source of pride to every parent
in the vicinity.
j-The Canada arrived at Halifax on the
10th, with -Liverpool dates to April 29th.
No intelligence yet of the missing steamer,
Citv of Glasgow. She has doubtless gone to
the bottom with' her 400 passengers, as she
has not been heard from for nearly 100 days.
Nothing decisive yet from the seat of war.
Twenty thousand French and 8,000 English
troops had landed at Gallipoli, on the Black
sea. Another engagement had taken place
rear Kalafat, without decisive results. Ru
mors of the defeat of the Russians at anoth
er point are mentioned. The Russian force
was withdrawing from Odessa, where it had
been largely concentrated. Sir Charles Na
pier was at Stockholm, his fleet 50 miles out.
There is a general decline in prices of flour
and provisions, and still falling.
j23?-We publish a few laws this week, and
shall probably copy a few more each week
for two or three weeks to come. Our board
of managers, who control this business, are
economizing. Instead of publishing all the
laws, as is done in many counties, they only
publish such as they deem of immediate in
terest to our citiaens. As a newspaper pub
lisher, we have a decided aversion to this
course, while as a tax-payer we fully approve
of it. These contending emotions must be
settled over the small slice which we get.
jSSr-The Toledoans are making a great ef
fort to get the Toledo and Indianapolis rail
road started. The windwork on the project
is done up splendid! Gilead has set Toledo
a good example, let it be followed. Delphos
hangs back. We have not heard from " Che-
puitepec" Kalida ! Mackenzie will proba-,
bly Venture to break 6ilence soon.
The " barber-pole pants," says the Home i
Journal, will most probably be supplanted!
this spring , by the " pictorials. One ot the
most common patterns represents a waving
ostrich feather running up the front of each
lea i ; '
l?ixLs;.THoyir Out. Four of our city
banks have givenoiice that after to-day,' they
will not. receive bills of the Erie and Kala
mazoo Railroad Bank, Merchant's Bank of
Macon, Geo., or Farmer's Joint Stock Bank
of Toronto, C. W. Maliy-aukee Sentinel.
CO" Work on the Junction road has been
resumed, and the grading is now to be fin
ished. This will be but a short job, and we
confidently look for an early completion of
this great thoroughfare during the present
season. We are assured that no unnecessa
ry delay will hereafter be permitted in put
ting this road in operation. We ore grati
fied to learn that considerable of the iron is
already laid down between here and Sandus
The simultaneous opening of the Junction
road, the Dayton and Michigan road, the
Toledo and Chicago air-line road, with which
the Junction road will connect at Swanton,
and the Wabash and Erie road, with which
we shall connect at Maumee City, during
the present year, cannot fail to have a very
marked and beneficial influence upon the
business and prospects of Perrysburg and
Wood county. It may be needless to dilate
upon the advantages of these great improve
ments, in anticipation, yet we cannot refrain
from inviting the attention of distant read
ers to our location when these several roads
shall be completed. We do not expect the
roads themselves are going to make us rich.
The wealth of every town, like that of the
individuals who grow rich, must be produced
by its own energy, industry and enterprise.
Its destiny must be worked out. But these
railroads will greatly accelerate private busi
ness and general results. They will aid Our
people in the rapid transfer of whatever they
may have to sell or buy abroad, and thus bei
a greac saving of time, which alone would
be like adding more workers to the present
producers among us. They will quicken the
men and methods of business, will create
new demands upon our resources and new
kinds of business will spring up and new
men will find here a good point to establish
themselves. Our almost unrivalled advan
tages for manufacturing must finally attract
the attention they deserve, and our beautiful
valley become the theatre of bustle and busi
ness, our town the work-shop of the north
west, and our rich alluvial lands the home of
teeming and happy thousands.
OCjSome of our cotemporaries are quite
tart in their refusal to publish, when offered
them, the advertisements of the eastern " gift
enterprises," so common in the newspapers,
lately. We are pleased to receive the offer
of such business, whether we accept it or
not. It shows that our town is known ajid
that we have been heard of, even as far off
as " the east," whence all the great folk come
from ! We have two of these advertisements
on hands now,one of which is really a splend
id scheme, entitling every purchaser of a tick
et to a magnificent engraving, worth almost
his dollar, if he receive nothing moie; but
our conscientious scruples are so imperative,
and cramp us to such a degree, that we can
not publish either ! Those who wish may
look at an engraving we have. We are glad
to see that most of our confreres near here
are less scrupulous on this subject.
Flour ! We have not had a barrJ of flour
in our house for five jnonths will our delin
quent subscribers help us to get one? We
have had nothing but " lnjhf for that time
pretty good fare, but too much of a good
thing is apt to surfeit and bring on dyspep
sia1. Newark (O.) Times.
Our Newark brother can beat us bragging,
and has a decidedly hard time of it among
the Kickapoos of old Licking. Nearly as
acidular a tale as the above came from him a
few days ago, when some tough sinner' sold
Jira 5heep-ea:ds for white". bass! " But we
hope that dining out frequently, and the new
toggery in which his townsfolk are tricking
him out, and above all the good effects of
the above notice, will cultivate smiles so he
may have them for everyday use, and keep
his digesters in repair till that new flouring
mill gets a-going, when, he may strike upon
such rare luck as once befel us in this place
receive a present of a barrel of the best
flour the mill could make. That is the kind
of a present that makes an editor feel good
The Wisconsin State Agricultural Society,
with a view to promoting the interests of
sheep husbandry in that State, have institu
ted an annual " sheep shearing festhal."
The first of these festivals is to be held at
Whitewater on the 31st inst.
Copper on the Kankakee. The Kanka
kee Gazette says a piece of fine copper,
weighing two and three-fourth pounds, was
picked up recently near a creek running by
that town. Other specimens of this ore
have been previously found in the same
John Mitchell's paper, the " Citizen," has
dropped the name of Meagher, since that
gentleman's very just and politic letter de
clining to give an opinion on the subject of
Slavery until he became a citizen of the
United States. So the Damon and Pythias
of Irish rebellion will probably no' Ionizer
pull at the same rope in the great work of
social and political reform.
Cholera. W. W. Coriel, an old citizen
of Dubuque, died in that city last Thursday
of cholera. It is needless to deny the fact,
that there is more or less cholera in every
town on the Upper Mississippi. It is in
troduced by the boa's. Davenport Gaz.
It is stated that Senator Atchison has
written home that if he cannot be re-elected
himself he had rather see another Whis
Senator returned than that Col. Benton
should occupy his seat.
An excess of 8400,000 gone through the
Board of Public Works! and an excess of
about 8S0.000 gone through the State House
Commissioners ! ! Where is the public trust
that is safe and secure? Springfield Re
40 loads of hay were sold from the scales
in this city last week, at from $14 to 810
per ton. O. S. Journal.
The Know Nothings. We understand
though we know nothing about it that the
Know Nothings claim President Pierce as
the "head and front" of their Order, and
proceed to substantiate their claim upon that
familiar declaration of the General's, " I
know no' North, no South, no East,, no
West" no nothing. Alb. Trans.
It is said that Dr. Benjamin Brandeth, of
pill notoriety, is devoting his entire time
and energy to the cultivation of the osier
or basket willow. It stvikes us that pills
and " weeping willows'" would go first rate
together. Newark Mercury.
It is said the editor of the Massachusetts
Life Boat is delighted to learn that " the Czar
refuses to treat." The next steamer he hopes
will bring the news of his joining the tem
Pennsylvania is the head-quarters of the
doctors and druggists. She rejoices in one
thousand six hundred apothecaries, a fourth
part of all in the United States.
A great scarcity of agricultural laborers
is said to exist in Connecticut, so that one
dollar and a half per day is currently paid
to secure good hands.
The Voyageurs of the Western lakes pat
large quantities of sugar daily. Sugar has
great heat generating power, especially
grape-sugar. Dr. Jackson and his party,
when suffering from cold, found a few
raisins sufficient to impart a glow to the
whole system. The New Brunswickershave
a damp climate, and are fatter thqn New
Englanders; - . ' ; .
Important Railroad Movement. We
see from the Dayton papers that a change
has been made in the board of directors of
the Dayton and Michigan Railroad: S. S.
LTIomedieu, Goo. Carlisle of Cincinnati,
Daniel Beckcl, T. J. Smith of Dayton, H.S.
Mayo of Troy, Col. Cummings of Sidney,
Marshall Key, jr., of Perrysburg, J. A. Fields
and Lieut. Gov. Myers of Toledo, are. the
newly elected directors. They are good men,
will make a strong board, and take from the
road that prejudice which has so impaired
its credit, caused by the location heretofore
of all the directors in one place. O. S. Jour.
jZjJ-Wc look for on early completion of
this road by the energetic management of the
new board of directors.
LiiiEuu. President Robert?, in his annual
message to the assembly of Liberia, gives an
encouraging account of the present condition
and future prospects of the republic. Du
ring the year lb').'! the revenue of the repub
lic was more considerable, than in any pre
vious year. The. total receipts into the trea
sury were 83o,0'.3, while the public expen
ditures for llm same period amounted to
832,072, leaving a cash surplus of $3,021.
The present liabilities of the government
amount to 813.U25, which, when the assets
are deducted, leaves u balance against tin?
state of 85,072. It is believed that durins:
the present year the receipts will bu sufficient
not only for the discharge of the ordinary
expenses, but also for the liquidation of the
present liabilities, and the completion of va
rious important public improvements.
A Duel in Calieokxia. The Sacramento
Union contains a humorous account of a
duel whieh nrr iirivd r P :i 1 1 !.: . 1. .. lar
'Two individuals had quarreled, and at the.
friendly instigation of their friends, resolved
to fiht with pistols. The pistols were ac-
jcordingly procured, and louded with corked
bullets, of which interesting fact but one of
Lin- 'i lllLiJ'illa uwure.
Silence reii'lled : the nUtol-; tvnro 1nnrv1 ,
their quivering hands; the handkerchief fell ;
i i i i i - . .
u iouu explosion eusueu, and one ol the bel
ligerents (the one who was in the secret)
turned nartlv around, mid f. H no tiij (,rc
while the other stood like a statue, a perfect
picture of amazement, at the groans and con
tortions of his antagonist, and no wonder,
for his pistol had missed fire! This let the
;i.ai uiu oi uie uvz, aim sum a roar oi laugti
jter went up as made the hills echo again.
On the return of the spectators, they appear
ed as if they had been shot in their sides,
jfrom the manner in which they were holding,
jon to them with their hands." Thus ended
the ever-to-be-remembered conflict btweTS
the two " Rattlesnakes."
Population of the Penitentiary. Re
cent additions make six hundred and six as
the total number of convicts in the Ohio
pen i ten tiary. State Dem.
Six hundred and seven. Count the liltle'un,
born after the mother had been confined two
year?. Cin. Etiq.
Six hundred and eight ! Count the deputy
warden tl at ought o be! Chill. Gazette.
Six hundred and nine! " Pitch in" the
deputy warden's brother, caught in the coun
terfeiter's cell. Clevc. Herald.
It is not often that a joke is cracked ou
the head of an artist ; but it so happened a
few davs since, that a distinrniishod litrraro-
. O . .-V-.. f
gentleinaii and military officer on a visit to-
air. juaiuieji , me uioiurium painter, nau tne
temerity to indulge in one. On arriving at
the lodge of Mr. Ranney, which is penned
in bv a neat fence, lie. found thp nrtit lnoi;i
employed with his maul-stick in walloping
some cows out of his enclosure. "So ho f
Mr. Ranney,' said one of the party, " I ex
nected to have found von emnloipd nn
Siege of Yorktown j but I see you stick to
.1 i 1 . . I n . 1 a .
me uaiueoi tne cow-pens. ' Mr. Ranney
has given the world some fine historical pic
tures on the Revolution. Hoboken Gaz.
The remains of Columbus are interred in
a chapel on the Plaza de Armas, Havana.
They are held in great reverence by the peo