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THE PERRYSBUM JOURNAL
BY S. CLARK.
"Agriculture, Commerce, 3fanufactiircs"
$1.50 In Advance.
PERRYSBURG, WOOD COUNTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 1854.
News from New Mexico.
The Sunta Fe mail arrived at Indepen-
.w,.,,' iv Sfhh. hrineins news that the
inilita'rv were in pursuit of the Jicarillasl
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Apaches, but nothing of importance had oc
curred since the arrival of the last mail.
From the olucial reports it appears ttiax.
Lieut. Davidson lost m the fight, at the Cier-
ilRuilla, twenty-two killed on the field, anc
twenty-three wounded and forty-five horsey
lost in the action. We annex a .short ac
cmntof the fight, from the ban ta tebazettc
(,i April 5th :
The camp of the Apaches was situatec
upon a mountain ridge, and in a positior
natiin v ptrons ami niincuu ui access
Lieut. Davidson saw that an action cou ui
iiot bs avoided, and therefore made the nec-j
psary preparations for battle. He dismount
ed his men and with a small guard to pro
tect and hold them, placed his horses a little
way in the rear. - With the balance of his
rotrimand. not more than fifty strong, he
ifii mi attack iinon the camp of the-
Apaches, who were forced to retreat. The),
rallied, however, almost instantly, and at-
ticked the troops at close quar
nwnt rlfsnpration : thev were several timef
th. v were forced to give way and retreat
which they succeeded in doing, and reached
Taos the same afternoon, with their wound
This is one of the severest battles that eve.
link place between the American troops and
ihe Indians, and our loss much greater t
y, anu J11-1
r pulsed, and upon each occasion, seven
all, rallied again to the charge, in every m; j
exhibiting the utmost determination!
and bravery, me troops rndiiudiueu
unequal contest for nearly three hours, when
j.roportion to me imm'jeis "' Xl,t
Apaches tougtit wim a orrery bihhim
and we are well convinced that;
nothing but the stubborn valor of Lieut!
and his men, saved the comman(,
from t-ntire destruction. The troops hao
reativ the disadvantage. The Indians selec,
led their own position, on a rugged woun;
tain ridge, and the dragoons had to charge
tip a steep slope to reach them. The latte.,
,v,.rr. A.ipumU red with their horses, which1
it required nearly 'a fourth part of the com
mund to take "care of; and the valley in)
which the troops were at the time they corn-j
menced the attack, is so filled with large
as to render the movement of horses;
i.hnost impossible. We are sorry to learn
Lieutenant Davidson and Dr. Magruderlsions,
both slightly wounded.
SriMFTHiNn FOR THE LLTXOU8. 111 Hie
Item of the 4th of November last, we gave
a description of the wonderful fountains in
Town, and stated that a curious species of
fish were sometimes seen in them. This
spring these fish appear to be numerous, and
droves of them, of various siaes, are seen
in the wells, where, no stocks have been sunk
to elevate the water above the surface of the
earth. They are of a difierent fchape and
olor from anv fish we hare seen in above
ground streams. They are seldom found
more than a few rods from the Fountain,
and upon seeing any person, run in with
great swiftness and go down out of sight.
These fountains are now attracting the at
tention of learned and scientific men, and
letters from different parts of the State have
been addressed to our citizens in relation
them, while some have visited our place
see these great curiosities for themselves.
Dr. Gowan, an eminent physician of Holmes
county, was here a few days since, and says
that the waters of these fountains contain
mineral properties of the most healthy qual
ities. The health of our cituens will bear
testimony of this statement. The Doctor
also procured several of the fish and took
them with him, preserved alive in a jar.
Bryan is yet destined to become celebrated
as one of the great "watering-places"
in the Union.
In our opinion, a better locality for
Water Cure Establishmnt cannot be found
than this town affords, or will afford when
somewhat batter settled up. Some inquiries
on this point have already been made, and
we should not be at all surprised if some
plan should be hit upon to turn this natural
curiosity to advantage. 15ryan Item,
mac viln very littie asoio.'auoc oin xia,t
, tt.ij-tv0,r ,ir:n than a
mftlch ff the Yankees
Somc of the more intelligent Spaniards
g)ake their headg &t lhege boagts an( do not
, . . nninion of the mad policy
,. . . Government seems bent.
They admit that the Island will be ruined if
Pezuela is not recalled and a man or more
f . . , - d En2iand. Both
iiNor have they any faith in the disinterested
f. T., Z ,1 T7lov, TV.tV
. . . '
sagacity and prudence sent out in his place.!
powers have been persevering enemies to
Snain. The one has sought to destroy her
nationality, and the other has robbed her of
her colonies, and maele ner its vassal, iney,
therefore, say, if Spain is to lose Cuba, let it
go to the Americans.
An Immense Bridge. A correspondent
0f the Chicago Press thus describes the great
bridge at Peru, III., on the Illinois railroad :
r, t . -i f the Illinois Central
Rajiroad, 3,500 feet, or two-thirds of a mile
in ienrti, js rapidly approaching comple-.-tance
fi . ph however, will not run overit
before October. This, vour readers are
the reatest work of the kind in
the West, and is one of the 7o truss bridges
now under contract by the enterpris
ing firm of Stone & Boomer of Chicago.
It "reaches from bluff to bluff, is 75 feet in
height, contains upward of 1,000,000 feet of
Itimbej, all worked up in Uhicago, and now
.v. ;..... onrl ctnna I l-nnw nnt. The
rnason-work is not excelled, and is oi the
j0net hydraulic rock. The top is to be cov
prcednted, ered witU tjn an(j macie water tight; the
trajns 0f cars are to run on top of all; be
Davidson nealh them and between the frames pass the
roads for the wagons, and underneath all
ces the river and canai. An ornamental
J.ailin0. j5 t0 be placed each side of the
HOW CANADA [...] NAME.—The
What They Say About It.
An independent paper of Cincinnati, (the
Commercial) in speaking of our neighbors
j in their consolidated condition, thus re
bowlder? marketh :
! " The paper is to be enlarged in its dimen
ihat and reduced in price, and is to be uu
are der the editorial control of Horace S. Knapp
and Chas. B. Food, who represent them-
! SCI ves U) uti e wuiiu vvuu lire uuiu ucuiui.-
j racy, in every conflict since age first gave
them the right to vote a testimonial which,
considering the condition to which the de
mocracy, as they call it, has reduced the
State, is just now somewhat ' over the
That thing " Democracy, as they call
has afforded a great many men we wot of
very comtortaDie livings ana xo mai exxeni
shifted the pecuniary pressure from the
shoulders of one public institution to those
i)f another. In this respect it has some
times proved "a real blessin' to mothers."
You may meet with those who will dis
course you by the hour, if you will but lis
ten, upon political topics, who never in
their lives earned a loaf of bread, though
themselves great loafers who never, by the
practical application of the talents loaned
them, caused two blades of grass to
here but one grew before' and yet.who
live from the top of the heap and "fare sump
tuously every day. lhey live by their wits
and escape taxation ! Their whole stock
trade is " Democracy, as they call it."
Seeing the success which has attended
others in like enterprises, why may not our
neighbors reasonably anticipate like results
The enterprise offers one advantage some
what peculiar : It requires very little invest'
ment of capital or reputation ; and no re
verse, not even bankruptcy, diminishes the
stock. O. S. Journal.
3Sf The Paris correspondent of the 0. S.
Journal tells the following little incident,
which is a true type of the selfishness of
human nature :
A lady died in this city who left a large ;
fortune to b3 distributed among her few rel-:
sltives all of whom were as rich as herself.
sarer own mother and three children were
uried in a spot of ground in Pere la Chaise, j
mhich she had caused to be handsomely dec- is
grated at her own expense. It was sur-
.ounded with a carved marble enclosure,
'monuments were erected, and the most!
.... . '
beautiful flowers erew in abundance on the1
'Jr. rl 1 LI 1 1 1 lillVri v ir. IV
i es In the middle ghe had constrUcted:
tier own rest ns place. For years she had
8with her own hands tended the flowers, and!fi
;eDt the cheerful little residence of the dead
' . - . .
;n the most perfect state of repair. Butthelinis
"hought struck hef, who will attend my I
.owers when I am gone? What faithful i
fands will do for me what I have so longlwe
'.one for my children and my mother?
hought of an honest, poor gardener whom
vho bnoTi' anH tn him cho loft a enm in hpr'....
. .. n.w.., Uim iv ...... ..v- .vw .
.!,':. t r ...v,.u 1,1 u ,.,!
will, nic iiiiKic&b ui nuiiu v uuiu uc; uvvit
, . j r r.. .iii n
uiiareei i auw jCai-ioi uuua.- a
salary to keep in order over her grave the
n 1 .-t. .ui. i bti. j.
nowers wuicn &ne ac inuca iueel. uie uu-,
Ration was perpetual, and each gardener be-
uic ins ucaiu vi iu iiuiii ki ouv..ccua.
lie ins feuuuessur.
r . . . e i-ii Tijown
But oh ! the meanness of mankind ! Theand
nundred francs was but as a grain of sand,
'specially when divided, coveted the poor
Itecnicality, they commenced suit against
this provision of the will, and instead of
'.lowers blooming over the graves of the de-
lawyers' papers commencing with, " In view:
f "seeing that," &c. For nine months
e'ne process lasted, and during that time the
Veeds took possession of the graves, and the
UWC13 CIC OVt OllUtVCU U L. M. 11 L'lUtOJ
brminated at last and was elecided in favor
af the flowers. The kind hearted relatives
Jarried it up to the court of appeals, where
T't was again decided against them. And
iiow the honest gardener is hard at work, m
the performance of the sacred duty which he
owes to the elead, and soon will disappear
the emblems of meanness which grew up
under the protection of the law, to give
place to the legitimate possessors of the
The State of Ohio alone, has 3,140 miles of
railroad eithei finished or in the course of
construction being the largest number of
miles of any other State in the Union.
These, when completed, at $20,000 per
mile, the average expense in Ohio, wilt cost
62,800,000. Ohio needs a few railroads.
Ohio is a great State. She raises annually,
about eighteen millions bushels of wheat,
and over sixty millions of Indian corn, no
less than four millions of which she con
sumes into whiskey, a quantity large enough
to make drunk every man woman and child
in the Union. She has twenty millions of
dollars actively employed in manufacturing
The British empire has a little over 6.890
miles of railroads, nearly equal to all the
rest of Europe, and about twice as much as
the State of Ohio. The capital invested in
these, is reported at 86,859,068,000, an
average of 131,300 per mile. English rail
roads are mostly constructed with stones and
growi;ron which, in connection with other thinss.
and notwithstanding the low price of labor,
makes the expenses over five times greater
than ours, Christian Reg.
We clip the following from the Detroit
Tribune of the 6th inst. The railroad facili
ties of that city must be great :
More Arrivals. The express train on
the Underground . Railroad came in this
morning with 43 passengers, mostly adults.
They came through Cleveland, on their way
from the land of liberty Spread Eagles and
The 2sew York Herald says that boots a
mode are fitted to aristocratic feet for ten
dollars. One style of cravat is sold at seven
dollars ; waistcoats from twelve to eighteen;
and there is one extraordinary rmir nf trrm-
sers in Broadway, the pattern of which is
striking that it costs eighteen dollars to buy
them. The last style of dress coat, th
skirts approximating the heels, and the hi
buttons placed between the shoulder blades,
made by a fashionable tailor for forty
dollars, from his Paris patterns, "importe l
expressly for this house."
4 T"i . . t m i
a remarkable instance. mere is a
family in this city, consisting cf 7 males
ailu lemaies, wnose aggregate weight is
ton! The lightest weighs 16S pounds,
"d the heaviest pounds. YVe think
it.' : i i i r ,
instance is hard to beat, and would
challenge our Vermont cotemporaries (large.
people grow up among tne (jreen Mountains,
hear,) to produce its equal. New Bed-
Whart0 he out oken -du of
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Whop not T moe ' n lo
i w.f.,ll.. t, u:, . i
bravely, manfully. Is not this strange lan-
emanating from the " Old Dominion T
, hra v, ar n ,
i here is not more than one man m tn in
t, C,A ,T.u i ,i a.
ui.a i.c v u vv us oia cb; ana liicic is liv vnc
who does not own slaves, and but few who do
Ai i : ....
mem, wno ao not say in tneir hearts
tachl ' admit -a theh cnversalion that
slavery is a curse to the State, retarding her
progress, hei intelligence, her population,
her wealth, and her happiness. These are
facts known to every man, and hinted about
in the corners, but many men are too timid
to speak them out plainly."
Female Physicians. Massachusetts has a
Female Medical College, to which the Legis-
Inturo line inct a Y-YMovr I n nA & 1 Cff i -i n 11
for five years,"in aid of the medical education
of females by the establishment of forty
scholarships, the beneficiaries of which shall
be selected from the several Senatorial dis
tricts, in numbers according to the Senatori
al apportionment." So, in the land of the
Puritans, female M. D.'s are authoritatively
recognized. This is somewhat of an inven
tion, but if females desire to heal the sick,
there is no earthly reason why the field should
not be open to them.
Little girls seem to be now-a-days beset
with a mania for intemperate exercise in
"jumping the rope." Several have died
from excess of this kind. Two victims have
been reported within two days ; one in Newr
ark. N. J., who died outright, and another
in Northampton, Massachusetts, who lies in
a dangerous condition in consequence of
jumping five hundred and fifty-four times
without cessation. Cin. Columbian.
One of the most humorous play upon
words we have ever met, is the following
lankee rhyme :
Two lovers stood upon the shore
Of Massachusetts Bay,
Bidding a sad farewell before
Seth tore himself away;
" 111 marry vou when I come tack,
My Sally Ann," said he,
And then he took a little smack,
And went away to sea.
Fire Balls Singular Phenomena.
During the heavy rain on Friday night, a
very remarkable phenomenon was observed
by a large number of persons in this city.
In all directions the atmosphere was filled
with illuminated balls, resembling fire, which
floated through the air only a short distance
above the earth. They varied in size from
that of a man's double'fists to that of a mar
ble. They were not extinguished by the rain,
but were brightest and most numerous when
the storm was the severest. Their appear
ance in the black midnight is represented to
have been exceedingly beautiful. We pre
sume they were electrical balls, but hew
generated or occasioned we do not pretend
to explain. Alton Tel.