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will never mention the existence of this
degree, or speak of its business, or say any
thing about it whatsoever, outside of the
place of meeting, unless so commanded to
do, and that I will do all in my power to
keep the political movements of its mem
bers from being known to any one. All this
I solemnly promise and swear, so help me
The candidate shall then be lifted from
his knees, and. embraced by all the members
present. lha Major will conduct him to
the dark room, where he will instruct him in
the secrets of the degree. Care must be ta
ken in this. Nothing above the lowest
whisper or the softest movements must ever
occur in the dark room. After the candi
date is instructed he will be re-conducted to
Head Quarters, welcomed with National
Song X and escorted to his position.
This is all we can give our readers of the
tonus and ceremonies of the American Or
der of Know-Nothings, but as we have
given nearly all the ritual, we think the
most curious, even of the treasury-eaters
ought to be satisfied. We promised to fur
nish some other information relative to the
Order which we expected to receive from the
gentleman who furnished us with the ritual.
That we may give all, we will just repeat
the conversation which passed between us:
"The Order appears to be quite numerous
sir?" we asked.
" Yes, sir, it seems so," was his reply.
. "Is the organization not spreading very
lapidly in the West?''
" They say so."
" Are they not very numerous in this
"Don't you know?"
" No sir."
" Neither do I."
"Well, how are they throughout the
State ? you certainly are "posted there."
" Well, sir, I must tell you, Idon't know."
" Do you think of running separate can
didates, this fall, from the old parties ?"
" can't say."
"Well, have, they any idea of carrying
the State?" 3 6
"I don't know."
"Why we thought you was posted in re
gard to the Order. Will you be good enough,
to give what information you can about
"Allow me to answer you, sir, that I
And the gentleman thereupon evaporated
as suddenly as he came. We hope he will
The Chinese in California. The Sacra
mento State Journal of August 31st, states
that there are 35,000 Chinese in California ;
a large proportion of the worthless and des
perate belong to the Triad secret society.
This society exercises an influence over all
the Chinese, and levy contributions upon
those who are uninitiated. So unscrupulous
and vindictive are they, that when brought
up for punishment, the Chinese from fear
will not testify against them.
Two of these secret societies, hostile to
each other, exist in California, and have de
termined upon a fight. They made applica
tion to the Governor to be allowed a fight
among themselves with clubs only, promis
ing that no fire-arms should be used and
" no one should be hurt much !" The Gov
ernor refused, but clubs were made them on
speculation at Marysville, resembling an axe'
helve, and sent in quantities towards the j
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piupuscu ur.iu ui Dame ui y eaversviue. I
JLne irovernor sent orders to the Sheriff of
that county to preserve the peace. The Sac- j
ramento papers advise them to go over into
Carson's valley and fight it out.
Indiana. Brenton, Colfax, Dunn, Mace,
Hollowoy, Cumback, Barbour, Scott and J. j
U. Pettit, People's candidates, are elected. (
Have no full returns from any district. The!11
Lafayette papers think it possible that one 1
admirmtrntw n member mav 1,p
ministration member may be elected.
rtODOciy claims more, ine only etiance is
in the districts now represented by Miller I all
and English. Tlw popular Anti-Nebraska I
majoriiy is said, must exceed 12,000, judg-i
inw from returns received.
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WAOONS VOll SALE. I have on handj
Five New Lumber Wacons. which I will hpUI
CHEAP for cash, or produce at market prices
i crrv.uurg, uuw. c. ran tun.
'MQMCE.--Taxcs for the year 1854.
T ltPnr,T!!i f tae property in Wood county, Ohio, are hereby notified th.
on each one hundred dollars of 0
A the amount of taxes levied for the year 1854
valuation thereof, is as follows : '
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fl a ca .5 5 S I
tow. ! 1 5 i 1 S r i a
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CtS. cts. 'cts. cts. cts. cts. cts. cts. cts. cts. ots. cts. Ct9. cts. ' ctsj
Perrysburg, 124 07 15 01 35 30 02. 05 10 40 10 I 5-jj
"Weston, v do do do do do do do do do do 211 -- i I
Middleton, . do do do do do do do do do do 03 20 -- !
Portage, do do do do do do do do do do 30 - !
Perry. do do do do do do do do do do ot 15-- '
.Montgomery, do do do do do do do do do do 12 35 !
Freedom, do do do do do do do do do do 05 07 i
Troy, do do do do do! do do do do do 15 i( 15
Liberty, do do do do do) do do do do do 20 72 20
Center, do do do do do do do do do do 20 07 201
Bloom, do do do do do do do do do do 11 36' 2'
Plain, do do do do do do do do do do 02 J 34 2o!
Milton, do do do do do do do do do do 17G.10 20 77 4.10
Henry, do do do do do do do do do do 05 20
Washington, do do do do do do do do do do Oo 10 20 50
Jackson, do do do do do do do do do do 07 28 0.r
Lake, do do do do do do do do do do oi 15
Webster, do do do do do do do do do do 16 10 201--
Corporation Tax in the town of Terrysburg, including tax to pay interest on Kailroad and
"Tuition Tax in District No. 1, Perrvsburg,
Tuition Tax in Perrvsburg township, less District No. 1,
School House Tax do do do do
Tax to pay Interest and one-half Principal on the Pekhysbuko and Findlay Plank Road Bonds-
assessea upon real estate only, (except in rerrysburg, where personal property is included,) on each
$100, as follows:
Plain township, $1 17
Liberty, do l 40
Perrysburg township, (as above,)
Special School District Taxes on each 6100.
Perrysburg Sub District No. 10, 66 cents. I Troy and Webster Sub District No.
15 do j Bloom
RATES OF SPECIAL ROAD TAX.
PERTtYsnuna and m'cutctienvii.le state roat as follows:
Sections at 4 Mills on the Dollar.
U. S. R.
16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28. 33, 34, 35, 36:
1, 2, 3, 10. 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 23,24. 25. 26. 35. 36.
13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22. 23, 24. 25, 26, 27, 28, &3, 34, 35,36.
all in west 2-3 of township (as last year.)
7, IS, 19, 20, 23, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34.
Sections and Town Lots at 2
Mills on the Dollar.
All the Out-Lots in'the New
Survey to Town of Perrysburg,
, Otsego and Blanchard Free Turnpike.
Eight Mills on the Dollar of the valuation on all Real Estate in the first tier of sections, and Vnnr
Mills on the Dollar on all Real Estate in the second tier of sections on each side of the said RnnH t.
cept in Washington township, where four mills only are levied on the first tier of sections.
Free Turnpike from, the Findlay to the McCutchenville ltoad.
Six cents per acre on all real estate within one half mile of said road, and three cents per acre on all
real estate within the next adjoining half mile.
Hull Prairie Free Turnpike Road.
Six cents per acre on all lands within one mile of said road, south of river tracts CI and 62.
Liberty Township and Miltonville Free Turnpike Road.
Ten mills on the dollar of the valuation of all taxable real estate within one mile on each Ride of said
road, and five mills on the dollar upon all the taxable real estate within the second tier of sections on the
west side of said road, except that no lands north of town 6 range 10 are so taxed but the south half of
section 34, and south east quarter of section 33, town 1, U. S. R., upon which are levied five mills on the
Center Free Turnnike.
On all lands within one half mile of said road ten cents on the acre, except lands on each s!.?o nf
road lying between the McCutchenville Road and the north quarter post of section 27, town 4 U. S. R.
oil which u iux ui o ctfuis per acre is levied.
Willow Prairie Free Turnpike.
On all lands in the south half of section 30 and north half of section 31, adjoining said road, two and
one half cents per acre ; and on the south half of section 29 and north half of section 32, fivecents'peracre
Avian Free Turnpike.
On all lands within one half mile, 5 cents per acre.
East Oregon Free Turnpike.
Five cents on each acre on all lands within one half mile on each side of said road, excepting the Mau-
ee and Western Reserve road tracts within said limits.
Webster and Troy Free Turnpike.
Six cents per acre on all lands within one half mile of said road, and three cents per acre within the
Inext adjoining half mile.
Rollersville and Portage Free Turnpike.
Two cents per acre on all lands within one mile of said road, and one cent per acre on all lands more
(than one mile and less than two miles from said road.
Portage Free Turnpike.
A. special tax is levied on all lands within one mile north of said road, in the township of Portage; on
lai,d9 wit,lin two miles north of said road in the townships of Liberty and Milton, and on all lands
8uth 8aid road in 8aid three t0Wn8m'P9 except on the north half south east quarter, and the north half
north east quarter of section 9 ; the north half south west quarter of section 10. and the north quarter of
Lection 15 ttU in town 4 north of range !0 east, to wit: On all lands lying within ono half mile of said
.road, 4 cents per acre. 3 cents per acre on all lands lying within the second half mile, 2 cents per acre on
lands within the third half mile of said road, and 1 cent per acre on all other lands taxable on said
Fru Turnpike Road from, the Liberty tjr Miltonville Road, south to the County line.
Three cents per acre on all lands within one mile of said road, and two cents per acre on all lands on !
the half mile next adjoining. I
.. Wood and Lucas Free Turnpike.
Ten cents' bor acre on all lands within rmp. hiJf mil nf anirl rnn?
Wood Countu and Western Reserve Free Turnnike. !
Eight .cents per acre on all land within one half mile of said road.
Milton and Montgomery Free Turnpike.
On all lands within one-fourth of a mile of snid
road, 10 cents per acre ; on nil lands within the 2nd
quarter of a mile, cents j.er acre ; on all land
within the 3d quarter of a mile, 3 cunts per acre :
and on all hinds within the 4tl mi-n-t,. ,,e ..
said road, 2 cents per acre, (except the north half.
south east quarter, and the north half north can
quarter of section !l, the north half south west qtiar
J tcr ot section 2. and the north quarter of section 15
1,1 J"wn V?r,,1 range 10 east,) and also on alt
town lots within the territory aforesaid, 0 mills on
the dollar valuation.
EXTRA ROAD TAXES.
On the Fmdtay and .McCutchcnville Crdss K.-a.l
0 mills on the dollar on nil taxable property wifh'fi
one half mile on each si.le of said road,
On part of the Perrysburg & Crane Creek Kcad
between the south east corner of river tract 71 aii.i
the east line of Perrvsburg township, ( mills on all
taxable property within one fourth of a mile m-rtli
and one mile south of said road.
On road from south enst corner of section 13 to
south west corner of section ;, Bloom township, ti
mills on the dollar on nil taxable property within
1 of a mile north and of a milo south of said road.
On road from west quarter post, section 22, t
center of section 23, Bloom township, 0 mills fl
taxable property within J of a milo on each side of
On road running from south east corner of section
21, Bloom township, north 1 miles, ti mills on all
taxable property within J mile of said road.
On road running from the cast quarter post of
section 2! Bloom township, north 2 miles, ti mill
on all taxable property within j a mile of said road.
()n road between the south west corner of section
35 and the south west corner of section 2. .Milton
township, li mills on all taxable property within .'
a mile of said road.
On road between the south west orner of section
28 and the north east corner of section 8. Milton
township, (i mills on all taxable property, within J
a mile of said road.
J.)n road between the south west corner of section
27 and the north east vomer of section 1(J, Milton
township, G mills on all taxable nrooertv within i
mile of said road.
On road called "CIoss II oad," in Lake township.
mills on all taxable property within J a mile f
For the purpose of receiving Taxes, the under
signed, either in person or by deputy, will attend at
the Treasurer's otlice. in Perrvsburg, till the V.rih
day of December next, after which a penalty of fi.
per tent, accrues on all unpuid taxes. He w ill ab
attend, for the same purpose, at the usual place f
holding elections, in each of the following enuuw
rated townships, to wit: In
Freedom, on Monday, October W, 1S54.
Montgomery, on Tuesday, 17.
Perry. on Wednesday. 1H.
lilooni. on Thursday. l
Portage, on Friday, M 2,
S. SPINK, Treasurerof Wcod Co.. O.
Treasurer's Otlice, Wood Co., Ohio, )
Sept. lAtlil o;w;
The entire republican ticket is eleted in
" BWS FTHE WfLIONl
HAVING made mv fall purchases of liOOKH
AND STATIONliltY. 1 am now receiv
ing, and am prepared tosupplv the citizeus of Pt r
rysburg and Northwestern Ohio, with a large and
well selected assortment of
Historical, Biographical, Poetical, Thech -gical,
Practical, Classical, and School
Books in general; Also, Biblts, Praytr
books, Annuals, Gift books, Ttyys,Qc.
A large assortment of
FANCY AND PLAIN STATIONERY,
Gold Pens made expressly for the Crystal P.ila
Exhibition, and in fine, almost everything that a good1
Book Store ought to keep, which 1 w ill sU for cast
exchange for rags,atwhoIesaleorretail,ascLap
can be bought this side of New York Citv.
Clergymen, Teachers, and Associations purrhns
ing Libraries, supplied at a liberal discount.
Maumce City, Oct. 17, 1853. p. C. JIOLT.
R. A. CROSS,
WutrJiiiiakcr and Jcvi'lr.
JiJiMla Would most respectfully invite the citizi ii
Aiaumee City, Perrysburg, Watervilleand vlcir.
itv to call and examine," before purelmsingelsewlu-r.
FRLSll SUPPLY OF NEW JEWELRY, just
received from Doston the best assortment ever
brought into this market consisting of Ladies mhI
Gents' Fine Gold Breast Pins: Gents' Diumnnd
Scarf Pins; Gents' Diamond Rings ; Ladies' supe
rior Cuff Pins; Ladies' Ruby, Emerald, Pearl, and
GarnetRings; Fine Gold Lockets ; Ear-rings of all
kinds and qualities; beautiful alva coral Bracelets ;
Gold Bracelets with settings; Ladies' Gold
Chains; Gents' extra fine Gold Vest Chains, new
style; Silver and Gold Pencils; Cornelian Rings ;
Watches, Clocks, Gold and Silver Wntoh Revs, to
gether with a general assortment of every variety of
goods in his line.
Cash buyers will find this a Tory desirable stock,
I would also say that I can and will sell iewrlrv
per cent, cheaper than Toledo merchants.
MaumceCityOct.JT R. A. CROSS.
Ten thousand bushels of new whpat have
been imported into New York from Liverpool.