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THE PERRYSRURG JOURNAL
A Republican NewspaperSuccessor to the "Fort Meigs Reveille," and Perryskrg Star." V"'
PERHYSBUKG, WOOD COUNTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1854.
A Novel Mode of Paying the Printer.
1 ouv. huil ihe pleasur of listening to a
colloquy l ; worn an ulitor bikI h farmer,
which struck run as bring decidedly novel
and uniqn". For t lie benefit of thope who
can't birnr 1 to pay the printer,'' I con
ceive, its relation to be not inappropriate,:
mill it is for those it is written.
Early in the 6pring of 18 , I casually
happ' n'il up in the office of my friend C
whom I found earnestly engHd in a spirited
conversation with farmer 15 . Just ns 1
t utt:red th " office, the farmer with very vehe
ment gesticulations flinging his arms mid
air, then low ring th ru as if to pump out
his words, said in conclusion of a sentence,
and in nnswer in an interrogation of the
editor, "Can't afford it, sir should like to
t.ik" your pap'-r, sir; hut can't affud it;
country is new, an 1 expenses high; must
provide for my fimily first, ' charity com
mences at home first,' as I once read in a
"1 can," resumed the editor, "show you
b notl mode of paying thu printer. I will
cite vou to it, not b.-oause I wish to gel your
subscription: money, but nvrely to convince
you that you are perfectly able to take a pa
per, and can afford it, and after taking it
will he thoroughly persuaded that it would b
showing charity at home. Yon have hens
at home, of course. Well I will send you
my paper on year for the proceeds of one
single h n for civ season, merely the pro
ceeds. It seems trifling, preposterous to im
ngine the product? of a single lien will pay
the subscription, pfrhaps it won't, but 1
make the off r."
"Don?," cxiltiinl farmer U , "I agree
to it," and appealed to in -3 as a witness in
The. frtrnvr went away apparently much
elated with his conquest, and the editor
" uvnt on his way rejoicing."
Time rolled around, and the world revolved
on its axis, and th" sun moved in its orbit
just as it formerly did. the. farm-r receiving
his paper regularly, an 1 regaled himself with
the information obtained from it. lie not
only knew the affairs of his own county, but
ljc'ame conversant upon the lending topics
of the day, and tin political ami financial
convulsions of the tim-s. His children de
lighted too, in perusing the contents of their
weekly visitor. In short he said h was
"surprised at th-; progress of himself and
family in general information.'
Sometime in the month of Sptemb-r, I
happened up again in the offiec, wh n who
khouhl step in but our friend the farmer.
"How do yon do Mr. IJ ?" said the
ditor extending his hand, and countenance
lit up with a bland smile, take a chair, sir,
be seated ; fine weather we have."
" Yes sir, quite fin; indeed,"' answered the
farmer sinking the proff.'red 'paw' of th
editor, mid then a .short silence endued, dur
ing which our friend 13 hitch-d his chair
backward mid forward, and twirled his
thumbs ahstractlv. and spit profusely.
Starting up quickly ha said addrsing the
-ditor, " Mr. C I have, brought you the
proceeds of that hen. It was amusing to
beo the. peculiar express-ion of the editor as
he followed the fanner down to th wagon.
I could scarcely keep mv risabl s down.
Wlion nl th. wacrnn th: firmer comm-nced
handing over to" tin editor tho products of
the lien wlncn, on ucnng eounieu, amouni'-u
topiliteeii millets, worth n shilling ejeh.
and a number of dozen -of eggs, nuking in
the aggregate at the least calculation tyJ.dJ.
nnn ibillar more than the nriceof tin nnner.
"No n-ed," said he, "of men not taking
a family newspaper, and paying for it too.
I don't miss this from my roost, vet I have
paid a year's subscription, and a dollar over.
All folly, sir, there U no min but can taken
paper, it's charity sir, charity you know
cninmpnii'S nt home."
"iut," resumed h3 otlitor, ,rI will pay
vnn for what is over the subscrintion. I did
not institute this as a means of profit, but
rather to convince you. I will pay you
" Not a bit of it sir, a bargain is a bar
gain, and 1 am already repaid sir, doubly
paid, sir. And wlr never a neighbor makes
the complaint I did, I will cite him to the
hen stoiy. Good-day gentlemen.'
Alter his departure, the editor and myself
took a hearty laugh at the. novelty of the
idea und the complete success of the enter
prise. jNlanv a subscriber did the larmer
send in, and in the course of a number of
years, during which he continued to take
the paper, it wls his wont to relate hi3
" novel mode of paving the printer," to his
guests, which were not a few, as his general
information, for which lie has always thank
ed Mr. C , the editor, made him a desirable
companion, both to old and young, and of
invaluable service to the community in
which he lived, lie became noted as a man
of much reading and extensive information.
As he was courted by the wise, so did he
court the company of the illiterate, and
manv is the individual whose soul was
lighted by the lamp of his knowledge. His
motto was ever, " my light is none the less
for lighting that of my neighbor's" emulate
it kind reader. Lagrange (Ind.) Whig.
A Mf.lancholy Case. At St. Louis, on
the 1st instant, the bodv of a well dressed
and remarkably handsome man, about twen
ty-five years of age, v as found lying dead in
the street, and on his person was found
letter in which, after stating that he died
by liis own hands, he says :
"My naitip is Francis Hnry deLongville,
bom at Paris, April 4, 1828. My family
was ruined by an extensive speculation in
1819. I married one of those, girls of whom
th" world has few and thought my happiness
Hssnred. I quit my native land with my
little family in the month of Mar, and dis
embarked dt New Orleans, Julv 21th, JHD1.
TJ.it, alas! tuning tasted happiness only
during filte'ii days, a frightful calamity
covered nv.i with mourning. My poor be
loved wif was attacked with the terrible
cholera ; after two hours of horrible suffer
ing -she expired. Hardly was she buried,
when my poor little boy, aged three years,
died of the same disease. My despair was
very great. But God had still left me
little daughter cf thirteen months, whose
smile gave me new strength to resist in fu
ture ; for, in this poor little innocent, I saw
nil the sweetness of her beloved mother.
asked nothing more of God than to live for
my child. But God was pleased to strike
me again, taking from me the only good he
had left me in the world. The 20lh day
October was the unhappy day on which
dosed the eyelids of mv last treasure. Hav
ing, th'ii, no consolation left, I resolved to
mak an end of it. L"t no one blame me,
for every man of feeling must understand
what a burden life has b?come to me."
A Wondkbkui. Ship now Buildino.
London (England) letter-writer says:
A very interesting paper was read recent
ly, by Mr. Scott llussell, on the science
ship-building. During the. course of his
lecture he referred to the vessel he is now
building. He appears confident that when
completed she will accomplish the voyage
to Australia and hack in CO days. Her
speed will not b; le?s than 34 miles an hour,
and if kept up would enable emigrants to
proceed from Galway to Halifax in three
lays. She will carry all the coals required
for the voyage, and will have accommoda
tions for GOO first -class passMtgeris, and 1,000
second-class. The fares, if she had her com
plirii 'iit, on such a oyage as that to Aus
tralia, would amount' to &G00,000 J Mr.
Russell says that to obtain a Bpeed of 25
miles an hour, 400 feet of length is required,
but this vessel will hs G75 in length. Some
progress has been made in her building.
Shu will be-ready for sea about twelve
months from this time.. ,
From the Ohio State Journal.
Congressional Vote of Ohio for 1854.
1 District. Tim. C. Day. Geo. II. Pendleton.
Hamilton, 7,710 4,442
2 District, John S. Harrison. "Win. S. Groesbeck.
Hamilton, 7,662 3,891
3 District. L. D. Campbell. C. L. Vallandigham.
Butler, 2,463 2,755
Preble, 2,411 9GG
Montgomery, 4,181 2,772
Matt. H. Nichols. G. Volney Dorsey.
Henry S. Commager
Jonas R. Emrie.
Joeiah S. Plants.
Oscar F. Moore.
11 Ddistrict. V
12 District. Samuel Galloway.
James W. Davis.
Lot L. Smith.
' . 622
Edson B. Olds.
Win. D. Lindsev.
14 District. Philemon Bliss.
. R. Sapp.
Harvey II. Johnson.
7.205 5,072 : '
17 District. Charlei J. Albright Daniel H Wire
Belmont, 3,690 1,509
Guernsey, 2,037 1,270
Monroe, 964 1514
Noble, 1,641 1,724
18 District. Benj.F.Leiter.EbenezerSpauldinif.
Portage, 2,779 1.5G0
Stark, 3,578 2,269
Summit, 2,381 1,224
19 District. Ed. Wade. Eli T. Wilder. Ira KeDey.
Cuyahoga, 4,826 2,168 26
7.699 3,079 55
J. R. Giddings. Eusebiua Lee.
, . 6,972 3.782
21 District. John A. Bingham. Andrew Stewart.
Columbiana, 3,584 1,991
Jefferson, 2,615 J, 329
Carroll, 1,781 859
Harrison, 1,880 1,059
Secretary of State's Office, i
Col umbus, Nov. 24, 1854. 1
I hereby certify that the forppnintr tab'
correctly compiled from the official returns
1 . . . 1 v . . . . -
mane 10 mis omce. 01 the pler.tinn fn eta.
and county officers held Oct. 10, 1854.
WM. TREVITT, Sec. of State.
MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.
The followinCT table shown ihn mnint-itioa nt k
- . ! -fcT , 1 - . . 4
ttnu-ii eurasKa tongrooomen iromuhio;
1 Dist. limothy J. Day, - .
2 " John Scott Harrison,
3 " Lewis D. Campbell,
4 " Matthias H. Nichols,
Jonas R. Emrie,
Benjamin Stanton, - .
Cooper K. Watson,
Oscar F. Moore,
V. B. Horton,
Samuel Galloway, .
John Sherman, - -
Wm. R. Sapp, - .
Charles J. Albright, - .
Benjamin F. Leiter,
Joshua R. Giddings, - .
John A. Bingham,
Total Fusion majority for Congress, 80,67a
Extravagance of the Administration.
From the published statement of the ap
propriations made by Congress during the
last session, we gather that the government
of the country is costing something orei
seventy millions of dollars a year, or a trifks
less than two dollars and seventy-five cents
per head. There was a time when an annual
expenditure of forty millions would have
caused an outcry ; and we are not sure that
the government has more to do now than it
had then, or does its business in a more
complete or satisfactory manner. .Toe rea
son of the difference is very simple. As the
United States increase, the revenue expands;
and it is not in the nature of politicians to
resign any portion cf it. What money they
obtain they spend ; if we had a, customs
revenue of one hundred and fifty millions,
the case would ba precisely the same. And
yet, with all this administration extrava
gance, the Pierce party refuses to spend onr.
cent towards the improvement of. western
rivers and harbors. Jtis time, high time for
the people of the great Mississippi yall.ey to
speak out against such palpable injustice"by
electing men, who are known to be true to
their interests. . Let them return to Congress
such men as Yates and Trumbull, what are
thoroughly identified with them in heart and
feeling, and this gross injustice will,, pie
remedied. Alton Telegraph, ." ... ' , ,