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THE PERRYSBURG JOURNAL
BY S. CLARK.
, "Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures."
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PERIiYSBURG, WOOD COUNTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1854.
Short of a Watch.
Mr. Jacob Short, on his way home from a
lecture, in which he had been much interest
ed, lull in with a well dressed gentleman
who addressed a casual Inquiry to him.
From this inquiry proceeded an animated
conversation, in which Mr. Short became
ho much interested that he parted from his
new acquaintance with much regret
A moment afterwards, being desirous of
learning the. time, he felt for his watch. To
his consternation he found it was gone. He
tit once bethought himself of the common
practice of adroit pickpockets to put on the
guise, of gentlemen, in order 1o facilitate
their operations. Of course his suspicion
instantly restcvl upon his late acquaintance.
Luckily he was in sight.
1L: ran after him with a hasty step, and
sucm-ded in overtaking him.
"Surrender that watch!'' said he, in a
determined lone, " or the consequences be
upon your head."
The gentleman, or pickpocket, turned pale,
end looked for a moment as if he were in
clined to retistance, but theresolute tone
and bearing of Mr. Short intimidated him,
and lie yielded to the requisition.
Mr. Short went home congratulating him
:lt on tho courage he had displayed on the
He related the adventure to his wife, who,
instead of praising him, as he anticipated
khe would, exclaimed :
"Why, Jacob, what hare, you done?
Your watch is lying on the table, where you
left it before going to the lecture. That I
should live to see my dear husband a pick
Jacob sat down in trepidation. It was all
true. He had actually committed a high
way robbery, when, as he imagined, he was
onlv recovering his stolen property.
Ill slept but little that night. Visions
of handcuffs and prison bars .floated before
his troubled. mind, amine aroselrom asleep
less bed the next morning to read the follow
ing announcement in the morning papers:
" Outrage. We learn that the Rev. Mr.
C, returning from a lecture, last evening,
wus violently assaulted by a stranger and
the threatened with instant death unless he
delivered up his watch, lie was according
ly obliged to do so. The person who com
mitted this outrage is represented as short
and 6lont, with a ferocious expression of
This was not calculated to calm the ex
cited nerves of Mr. Short. lie hardly knew
how to extricate himself from hisembarrass
ing position. He at length bethought him
self 'to send his wife with the watch to the
Rev. Mr. C, with a plain statement of the
mistake which had occurred, and with a
request that he. would cause the matter to be
The. negotiation provpd successful, and
Short was relieved from his terror. It need
not b said that Mr. Short has not attempted
highway robbery since this memorable occa
sion, having come to the deliberate conclu
sion that " the way of the transgressor is
Two watch seals, formerly belonging to
General Washington, were lately plowed up
atynost at the same time the one, a gold
'Wal, was lost by his nephew, in Virginia,
. jeilvrr one, was lost by himself, at the
?ne ol israddock s deieat. lie was wont
wear them both together, until he lost
Ihe siher one. Both bear his initials.
Out of Debt. The State of Connecticut
18 out of debt, and has money loaned out at
j interest. The school fund is valued at $2,
076,000 and other productive property of the
s State is estimated at $400,000, the greater
part of which is invested in bank stocks.
he The canal commissioners of New York
lh( have fixed upon the fifth of December as
trx the day upon which to close the canals (or
m the season.
How Cupid Became Blind.
"While in the garden of the skies,
Folly and Love, as children do,
Played, ere the god hud lost his eyes,
A quarrel rose betwixt the two.
Love said the gods should do him right,
But. Folly vowed to do it then,
And struck, him o'er the orba of sight,
So hard, he never saw again.
His lovely mother's grief was deep,
She called for vengeance on the deed
A beauty does not vainly weep,
?or coldly does a mother plead.
A shade came o'er the eternal bliss,
That fills the dwellers of the skies;
Even iron-hearted Nemesis
.And Rhadamanthus wiped their eyes.
" Behold," said she, " this lovely boy,"
While freshly streamed her graceful tears,
" Immortal, yet shut out from joy
And sunshine all his future years.
The child can never take, you see,
A single step without a staff;
The hardest punishment would be
Too lenient for the crime, by half."
All owned that Love had suffered wrong,
And well should be avenged, they said ;
Then weighed the public interest long,
And long the parties' interests weighed,
And thus decreed the court above :
" Since Love is blind from Folly's blow,
Let. Folly be the guide of Love,
Where'er the boy may choose to go !"
United States senator Jones, of Iowa, had
a fight in Dubuque last week, with Mr.
Peter A. Lorrimer. Jones got severely pum
melled for calling Lorrimer a d d liar.
Mrs. Ann Royal, of , Washington city,
died on Sunday morning last at an extreme
old age. Mrs. R. has been, in her day, a re
markable woman, dealing in bitter sarcasm,
and belonged to the Trollope school of tour
ists. She also wrote some novels of scant
VppMnTA P.i.patj Swp.vo I Ttv trip la.
test news from free Vermont, we learn that
Rovce's maioritv for Governor will exceed
ten thousand ! The N. Y. Tribune, on the
authority of Senator Foote, says it is under
stood that the Slave Democracy have not
carried a county or a senator in the State
not a member of Congress or a State officer.
That Douglas's native count v returns 28 Re-
publicans to 2 Slave Democrats that out of
rrv 11. 1 .1. ol T-v
memoeys eiecieu, me aiave democracy
will not have o0 ! Ihis is the way freemen
respond to the Slave Power. If any dema
gogue is anxious to try again to sell the free
North to the Nulliiiers, let him be warned
by the fate of Douglas and Pierce. Trea
son to party may be overlooked, but treason
to Liberty cannot be forgiven by Republi
cans. O. S. Jour.
Utah. It is stated by the Washington
correspondent of the N. Y. Courier that the
official term of Governor Brigham Young, of
Utah territory, expired on Friday, the ayth
of September. His successor has not been
agreed upon, and I learn that the appoint
ment of one has been found a matter of con
siderable difficulty. Young will not be re
appointed, but it is well known that no man
not a Mormon, could govern that lawless
and impious community, without the mate
rial aid of one or two well appointed regi
ments. The secretary of the territory, A.
W. Babbit, formerly delegate in congress,
will direct affairs until the further action of
the president. The. political insubordination
of these people is us remarkable as their mor
al and religious irregularities. Mr. Young
and his associates have not thought fit to
forward copies of their territorial laws, or
the accounts of the expenditures of the pub
lic appropriations, for the past two years.
O. S. Jour.
Potatoes. The Milwaukie Wisconsin,
gays the potato crop of that state is large
and excellent. The oldest inhabitant says
he has never before eaten such potatoes as
have been in the market this fall. Take care
of them, Mr. Editor of the Wisconsin, and
in due time send them along this way.
Expedition against Sevastopol. Com
parison is often the most striking mode of
conveying an impression; and it is inter
esting to examine how the present expedi
tion to 'Sevastopol compares with other great
enterprises of the kind which have figured
in history. Its superior magnitude to them
all, will thus be made most palpable.
The expedition to Sevastopol, according
to the last accounts, numbers six hundred
vessels, and ninety thousand men. The
"Invincible Armada," despatched under
Phillip II., of Spain, for the conquest of
England, and so famous in warlike annals,
numbered only one hundred and thirty-seven
ships of war, twenty thousand soldiers and
eleven thousand sailors. The expedition of
Charles V. to Tunis consisted of five hun
dred Genoese and Spanish vessels and thirty
thousand men ; that of Gustavus Adolphus
to Germany of only fifteen or eighteen
thousand; that of Jussuf against Candia
thirty thousand men; that of Kionperti
against the sime strong hold fifty thousand;
that of Charles XII. upon Denmark twenty
thousand ; : that of Peter the Great upon the
Caspian Sea twenty thousand men with two
hundred and seventy ships; the attempted
descent of Hoche against Ireland, twenty-five
thousand men; that of Bonaparte upon
Egypt, twenty-three thousand men, with
thirteen ships, seventeen frigates, and four
hundred transports ; the Anglo-Russian ex
pedition against Holland, forty thousand
men ; that of Abercrombie upon Egypt
twenty thousand men ; that of Lord Ca'th
cart upon Copenhagen twenty-five thousand
men ; that of Wellington upon Portugal
fifteen thousand, and upon Spain thirty
thousand; that of the English upon Ant
werp seventy thousand men, forty thousand
of which were land troops, and thirty thou
sand sailors ; that of the English upon
WacVnnotrm aVirmt oicrVit 4hnneanrl nvirt imrin
New Orleans fifteen thousand; that of the
trench upon Algiers, thirty thousand.
Thus we see that all these expeditions,
comprising the most important which have
taken place since the invention of gunpow
der, fall considerably 6hort of the present.
IN. x. uouner.
Dredging the Flats. Despairing of any
aid from a Democratic administration, the
merchants in the lake cities are talking of
assuming the work of dredging the St. Clair
'lats. Mr. Holt, ot the firm of Holt,
Palmer & Co., of Buffalo, started for Cleve
land Monday evening, the Buffalo Democra
cy save, to get a dredge and proceed to the
flats immediately. ' The distance to be
dredged is about 250 yards, and it will
probably take a week to deepen the channel
so that any vessel on the lakes can pass with
out detention, and the whole expense will
probably not exceed $4,000 about as much
as it costs every week to lighten over the
vessels that get aground there. We hope the
enterprise will succeed and that the Detroit
shippers will pay their full share of the cost
of the work that benefits all, Detroit
A new fraud attributed to Robert Schuy
ler, has just been announced. We under
stand, says the Journal of Commerce, that
previous toachuylers lauure he not only
sold to the Harlem Railroad Company an
invoice of iron, which a London house
claims as their property, but also obtained
loans from two responsible firms here, each
upon one invoice, making the latter thus do
double duty. The amount thus involved is
about $175,000, and there will be a nice
dispute as to which of the lenders is enti
tled to the security.
x uiy jjuuib, tut; juuiijai lias mo luiiuitiug
item : Among the curiosities on Mam-st.
yesterdsiy, were 18 negro men handcuffed in
pairs, in charge of two white men. A lot
of women and children were following in
KlSSANE AND FlNm.v . Tho
prominently connprtpd with iho fimniifl
Martha Washington case, are either the most
unfortunate of individuals, or the half of
their exploits have not hppn tolri siring
C. Burton, of this city, has borne all man
ner of odium from the friends of the defend
ants in the Martha Washington case, on ac
count of the persecution as they termed
is euorts ot tnosa men. J ustice will yet
3 done Burton, and the tim?. will mm
when all will admit that tha r.mmtrv nurc
him a debt that money cannot repay.
ivissane and Jnndlay are now in New
York under arrest for a gigantic forgery, and
the Cincinnati Times gives the suspicious
facts as connected with these men. They
returned to Cincinnati adav or two nftpr
the money was obtained upon the forged
cnecKs, representing that they had just come
from Chicago, when the fact was they had
come from New York. The tplW of tho
Central Bank came on to Cincinnati, but
rinuiay had lett. The teller, however, gave
a perfect descriDtion of Findlav ns th nnp
who presented the check. The New York
pincers also, unknown to Kissane, had an
inspection of that man, and he was found
to answer the description of the person sup
posed to be connected with Findlay. The
Times says the etidence is full and complete
although at present kept a secret. There i
great curiosity excited in Cincinnati to know
wneiner - oia. .Burton has had a finger in
this matter." We had hold of his finorprs nn
Saturday, and thev were a little soft from
1 i c . t .
an auacii oi the cholera at the East, but we
COme to the conclusion that hp 1nmva in&t
what he is about, and time and .patience
wni unravel the tangled web. ;
. Since writing the above we have the as
tonishing news that Kissane, on Saturday,
wmie on nisway to iNew York, in charge of
John Reed, by virtue of a requisition from
the Governor of that State, escaped at Hor
nellsville, and had riot been heard of since-
On Sunday, recently, during the high
mass at twelve, in the village of Glentariff,
Ireland, three ladies of the Protestant faith
were obliged to take shelter from a heavy
shower. The officiating priest knowing
who they were, and wishing, to appear re
spectful to them, stooped down to his at
tendant who was on his knees, and whis
pered to him, " three chairs for the Protes
tant ladies." The clerk, who was rather
an ignorant man, stood up and shouted out
to the congregation, "three cheers for the
Protestant ladies !" which the congregation
immediately took up, and gave three hearty
cheers, while the clergyman stood dumb
founded. Accounts from New Orleans continue to
be of the most appalling nature. One paper
says potatoes are selling at four for a dime.
The Picayune says the man who would bring
a few thousand barrels there, just now,
would make a fortune. Still another, jour
nal says, there never was, perhips, such a
hard time to get anything to eat in New
Orleans as at present. There is literally
nothing in the markets fit to be eaten. The
meats arepoor and scarce. Eggs are out of
the question, and command from four to six
bits a dozen ! Beef, mutton and poultry are
of the poorest possible kind.
Thirty Thousand Acres of Land Sold
Uncle Sam is the largest landholder in the
world. He has held several thonsand arrp
for some years in the region of country
southeast of us, and having determined to
get rid of it, he offered it for sale at a mere
nominal price, and it has gone off like u hot
corn."' In the short space of two weeks he
has sold thirty thousand acres! And that
for the small sum of $3,750 ! That will
for a Pierce speculation. Scioto Gazette.