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THE PERRYSBURG JOURNAL.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1854.
npO PRINTERS. A hand press, nearly new,
X platen 24x37 inches, Foster patent, in perfect
order and working admirably, will be sold cheap,
or exchanged for a good super-royal press, with
a suitable difference. Address this office.
(X3The Missourians, who went over to
Kanzas to elect a delegate to congress, were
o well pleased with the result of their la
bors, that they held a meeting at Leaven
worth and requested Gov. Reeder to issue a
call for an election of members of the legis
lature. This he declines to do, and hints to
them that they had bstter attend to their
own affairs at home, as the people of Kan
sas have an idea that they are capable of ta
king care of themselves.
S-0it town is thronged with wagons
loaded with produce, and especially pork.
We imagine the merchants find it difficult
to get money to pay for what arrives. For
our own part, though accustomed to being
pinched for means, we have not before been
so " hard up" since we have lived here.
The times are emphatically hard.
Our friends Brown & Hunt are now
fairly located in their new and commodious
business house, and their large stock of stoves
and tin ware begin to show to advantage
Success to the enterprising proprietors.
j22TThe " Rock Bottom," is the name of
a new paper which we have just received,
from Florence, Nebraska territory. Papers
seem to be multiplying out there on the front
ier, faster, we should think, than settlers.
This new paper is illustrated with a hard
looking wood cut of a big Indian at its edi
torial head, and immediately below stand
the names of Douglas for president, and A.
C. Dodge of Iowa, for vice president. That
is a ticket embracing about as much humbug,
sham and clap-trap, as could well be invent
ed in one combination. After the recent
elections, the editor of the new paper exhib
its faith exceeding even that of a Mormon,
to raise the name of the politically dead
" little giant" for the presidency.
The " Rock Bottom" is a good, paper for
local news from that vast delightful region
JWe learn from the governor's procla
mation, in the Florence " Rock Bottom,'
that an election was to be held in Nebraska
on the 12th inst., for 13 councilmen and 26
representatives, and a delegate to congress.
The following are the qualifications of voters
Every white male citizen of the United
States, over 21 years of age,, an actual resi
dent of said precinct, and foreign- born citi
zens of the same precinct, who have been
naturalized, or who have declared on oath
their intention to become citizens of the
United States, and have taken an oath to
support the constitution of the United States
and the provisions of the act organizing the
territory ot JNeDraska, 6hall be considered
qualified voters at said election, excepting
omcers, soldiers, 6eamen, marines, or other
persons of the United States army or navy,
or attached to troops in the service of the
Given under my hand at Belle view, Ne
braska temtorv, this 23d day of Nov., 1854.
T. B. CUMING, Acting Governor.
In the apportionment of the councilmen
and representatives, we feel a little disap-
j'uiniiui. c uui; it, jruin t)uu uuuiority
that the south side of the Platte will have
the preponderance in the territorial legisla
ture, vh: seven councilmen and fourteen
representatives, whilst the north will have
but six councilmen and twelve representa
tives, giving our friends south of the Platte,
jn conjunction with a separate Belleview
precinct, a decided advantage. Rock Bot.
Change or Market Day. The butchers
and drovers in New York have finally agreed
to make Wednesday the great market day for
the sale of fat cattle. It was formerly on
Monday, within a few weeks it was changed
to Thursday, but this did not suit the butch
ers, and, after Christmas, the time is to be
permanently changed to Wednesday. Cat
tle dealers will please note, and govern them
selves accordingly. O. S. Jour.
3 Arthur's Magazine for January is the
first to make its appearance for the new year.
It appears in a beautiful new dress, with fine
engravings, plain and colored. This month
ly always reads well, that may be depended
upon. Price 82 a year. It is the cheapest
of the monthlies, and probably the best.
The Napoleon Northwest hoists the names
of Wm. Medill and James Myers as its choice
for candidates for governor and licut. gov'r.
The Paulding Democrat, a fusion paper,
puts up the name of Senator Chase as its
candidate for governor in 1855.
The losses, so far as known, caused by the
vitriol thrower in New York, in destroying
ladies' dresses, cloaks, &c, amount in the
aggregate to between 83,000 and 81,000.
An exchange says the locomotives, in pass
ing through the nighborhood of Marion.Ohio,
are obliged to blow their whistles until they
get out of the woods, in order to keep the
deer off the track.
Arrival Extraordinary. Last week a
drove of four or five hundred geese and tur
keys arrived in town from the south, and are
being fed here for the New York market.
They are owned by Mr. S. Payne. Conne
The secretary of the treasury states that
the amount of bank notes in circulation in
the U. S. 15 8200,489,239. The total amount
of gold and silver in circulation is 8241,
000,000. We are not informed whether ibis
includes the amount in banks for ihe redemp
tion of their notes, but presume it does.
Yates, one of the jurymen in the Ward
case, in Kentucky, who was indicted for per
jury, has been acquitted after a full trial. In-
Uictments against other jurymen for the same
offence have also been found, but the cases
are now dismissed.
George Peabody, the eminent American
banker in London, has published a coinmu
nication in reply to the villainous attacks
upon him by Dan. Sickles. It is perfectly
crushing. .Letters Irom several eminent per
sons present at the 4th of July dinner are
given, which stamp falsehood most indelibly
upon Sickels. He is a thoroughly disgraced
man, and, if possible, is sunk below Sanders.
They are nice specimens of Americans to
represent us in Europe. 0. S. Jour.
Odd Rows. A gentleman of Indiana of
fers to wager a public- dinner for the mem
bers ot any agricultural society or any coun
ty in the state, that no person can produce
five ears of corn, of good forilj and sound
growth, with an odd row on each cob. Can
any farmer in Ohio produce a single ea of
corn containing an odd row? O. S. Jour.
Democratic Senators Elect. David S.
Reed and Asa Biggs, of North Carolina, and
Robert W. Johnson, of Arkansas, have, just
been elected to the U. S. Senate. Messrs.
Reed and Biggs succeed Mangum and Badg
er, whigs. Reed is a cousin of Douglas.
Cousin German, probably.
Tua Vote for Governor of New York.
The official vote, as published in the Albany
Argus, gives the following result:
For Myron II. Clark, . . 156.770
Horatio Seymour, - - 156.455
Daniel. Ullman, - - 122.151
Green C. Bronson, - - 34,002
Mr. Clark's plurality over Gov. Seymour
is 315, and he is elected. The united vote
of Messrs. Ullman anl Bronsmv it will h-
seen, falls several hundred voles below the
poii of either of the leading candidates.
WOOD WANTED. If any of our
subscribers wish to pay us in wood, now is
the time tp bring it right along.
We have been so fortunate, says Mr. Cu-
nard, of the English line of steamer, as to
carry, about 180,000 passengers across the
Atlantic, a distance of 3,000 miles, without
injury to one of them.
True, and the fact affords a text for a much
longer sermon than we have time to write
to-day. The English are proverbially much
more careful of life on their public convey
ances than we are. Her railroads and steam
boats are more thoroughly built, and care
fully watched. Where safety is necessary,
time and speed are sacrificed to it. Instead
of pushing on in a dense fog, at the rate of
twenty miles an hour, the Cunard steamers
would run slow, and keep wide of the shores,
ller travelers expect this, and do not com
plain, if, by it a few hours of time are lost.
But an American company of passengers
would, as a general rule, prefer the risk of
the Arctic's fate, to the loss of ten hours in
the time of arrival at New York or Liverpool.
The difference in character accounts for the
different results. O. S. Journal.
Col. Win. Walker, the humbug and mag
niloquent "president of the republic of So
nora," has become one of the editors of the
"Democratic State Journal," in California.
He is just the sort of man for such a post.
An Old Bank. The Massachusetts bank,
Boston, was chartered in 1781, seventy years
ago, and is the oldest bunk in Massachusetts,
and, with one exception, the oldest in the
United States, the Bank of North America,
in Philadelphia, being the only one charter
ed at an earlier date.
Graham's Magazine. We have for some
days neglected to notice the. receipt of Gra
ham's Magazine for the current month, being
the close of the volume. We have had fre
quent occasion to notice during the past year
the steady improvement in this favorite
monthly. It justly ranks among the veiy
best periodicals of the day, and the publish
ers promise in the forthcoming volume val
uable additions to the brilliant array of tal
ent which has hitherto enriched its pages.
The typographical execution of the work is
excellent, its engravings superb, and it is in
all respects a valuable repertory of agreeable
and entertaining reading.
Reversing thf. Motion. The commis
sioners of Franklin county, have paid back
to the Franklin Bank 815,045.85, this sum
bring the amount of surplus the bank was
compelled to pay under the unconstitutional
constitution, and tax law of this Stale.
About 825,000 more is claimed by the other
banks, and must be paid to them. The ex
penses of this operation, including court
charges, lawyers' fees, &c, help swell the
taxes of the people of this county. O. S.
A Noble Act. George Beach, Esq., of
Hartford, Ct., has erected a fine brick build
ing in that city, composing twelve comfort
able tenements, which he designates " House
for Widows" being intended for the com
fort and accommodation of women who have
been deprived of the means of support by
loss of husbands, &c. This building he has
put into the hands of trustees, for that pur
pose merely requiring of each tenint the
nominal sum of 810 a year, to pay repairs,
insurance and taxes. It is already filled with
that class of persons, and Mr. B. is receiving
in the blessing of the widow andjhe father
less, a greater pleasure than is derived from
fat dividends. May he wake some, morning,
and find all the iron in his establishment
turned into bars of gold. Who is the next
rich man to prove himself a practical Christ
ian? New Haven Reg.
Miss Buokley, who escaped from a nun
nery at Emmetsburgh, Md.. has written a
letter describing the manner in which she
made her escape. The Lady Superior denies
the truth of her statement, and says she
would have been permitted to return to her
friends if she had expressed such a desire.
But the friends of the young lady have en tire
faith in her statement. There is considera
ble excitement on the subject ..
Cut his Fingers Off. A convict in the
Ohio penitentiary, by the name of Newsoni,
who had been convicted of burglary in Cin
cinnati, about nine months ago, and who
had been cngnged in a plating shop since his
imprisonment, was punished lust week for
refusing to work, lie is a big. stout fellow.
of strong passions, and has ulways looked
upon worn as degrading. After the punish
ment, which was not a very severe one,
he swore that sooner than work, he would
disable, himself, and if that would n.-n.
do, he would cut his own throat. Tlu
officers insisted upon maintaining the dis
cipline, out iNewsom refused to comply.
Finding there was no alternative, the des
perate prisoner picked u;t a hiiiJ uxe closi
by, and laying his left Lin 1 on a block,
chopp?d oft' three of his fiiig-r. II.; is now
in the ho.-pitul. suheiing the puin ami pen
alty of his foolish temerity. S. Jour.
Important Discovery. The. Ml. Cirm-l
Register is informed by letter from S. 11.
Howuii, Esq.. one of the company engaged
in searching for strong suit water at the old
Saline works, in Saline county, Illinois, that
the operator lately struck a" vein of "suit
water equal to any in America so strong
that it will bear an egg none better at Ka
nawha.'' It is the intention of the company
to have their salt works in full operation br
the 1st of next month.
The largest cam) that ever left iln nm-t i.f
New Orleans, left in the American ship
Shakspeare on the 29ih ultimo. The Shak-
speare had on board 6,431 bales of cotton,
weiiihiusi 3.00S.0S5 nonmls. anmmitiim ..
82S'.J,710; also 121 barrels of rosin, at a
cost of 8200, making the alue of 823'.),-
According to tha census of the Canada?,
35 persons are reported to be upwards of 100
years old, and about 100 -ire found between
'.he ages of 90 and 100. The Indians, those
ancient or aboriginal lords of the soil, still
number 5.203 in Upper, 3,520 in Lower
Canada. Colored persons amount to nearly
5,500, more than five-sixths of whom arc iii
The chemist of the. Roxbnry color and
chemical manufactory" has analyzed ihe
Cochittiate water and considers its peculiar
taste and odor to ! caused by the presence
of vegetable orgin'u: matter. ' As the FHin
result has been obtained by several chemists,
the Bostonians are beginning to conratulate
themselves on tli3 prosp?ct that tune will
remove tin; evil.
Illinois Election. The vote for State
treasurer fools up as follows :
Moore, Neb. 03.333; Miller, Anti. 65,5S1
Moore's maj. 2,752. Pierce's majority in
lft.V ivne I'lffil 'I'l,:.. -I , .. .1 . .
j loss in two years of 12,911.
Absconded 830,000 Gone. We regret
to learn that the treasurer of Holmes county,
in this State, has pocketed 830,000 of the
people's money, and has absconded to parts
unknown. This is u bad operation. We
do not know whether his security is good,
but presume the county will be compelled to
lose nt least a part of this sum. He w as an
anti-fusion, Nebraska locofoco. O.S.Jour.
At Sullivan county, N. Y., a few davs since
Mr. Nathan llinHUey called upon his lady
love for the purpose of marrying her accord
ing to agreement, when he was turned out of
the house ami driven away by the lady's
jiaiurr, win I ill ea HTlKd lO SllOOt him if llR
lever show d himself in those di-nrine
He then get out a warrant for the arrest of
his intended on a charge of obtaining a ring
by false pretences-. She. was urrested, nnd
taken to court forthwith, where the crimi
nal process was withdrawn, a softer im
peachment confessed, and the following sen
tence pronounced: Married In Denniiv,
Oct. 27th, by Jacob Ostrander, Esq., Nathan
Hinckley, and Mary E. Donaldson of Never
sink, Sullivan county. All is well that ends
Roll of Honor.
Receipt for Journal the vast th ee ceekt
Joseph W. Ross, $1.60
Jntier KumcU, l.fiO
Wm. Jeffrie, J.iO
Daniel Kaynolda, 1.60
Andrew Arinm 41 fj
Samuel Muir, 3,00