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U THE JPtjkilYSBURG journal; M r,i i
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1854!
TO PHINTEKS. A hand press, nearly new,
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.
WOOD WANTED.- If any of our
subscribers wish to pay us in wood, now is
the time to bring il right along.
A Happy New Year!
Yes, we echo the wish ; to one and all a
"happy new year." May its joys abound
throughout in profusion, unalloyed with the
cares that beget anxiety, the obstacles that
perplex, or the bereavements that bring sor-
row and anguish. May the foot-prints of
time be but lightly impressed upon every
countenance at the end of the incoming year,
and may "happiness" so abound that all
may b rejuvenated and become more buoy
ant in spirit. May this world, the coming
year, be found a rather respectable sort of
world to live in, and not so much "a fleet
ins show" after all. as it has been sometimes
represented. A light heart and a cheerful
spirit are agreeable companions generally,
and perform many gracious offices, especial
ly with people of taste and discernment
the ladies, for instance. Besides, it is rath
er a religious sort of duty to b.t jovial and
good humored and happy, under ordinary
circumstances. The devil is never so plain
ly visible as wh-n passion or anger takes
possession of " the human face divine." Get
you a mirror and in it you shall see him
then. Try it, and say afterwards if you caji,
there is no devil.
"Good humor is th clear blue sky of the
soul, on which every star of talent will shine
more clearly and the sun of genius encounter
to ttpo Kia puccui. -.'Tic t tip most PX-
quisite beauty of a fine face a redeeming
grace in a homely one. It is like the green
in a landscape, harmonizing with every col
or, mellowing the glories of the bright, and
softening the hue of the dark."
We received as a Christmas present,
a basket of the finest apples we have tasted
on the. Maumee river. The donor requested
U3 to say nothing about it, and we intend to
keep shady ; otherwise, except from his ven
erable years we might indulge the playful
line, "These yankee Lad are. bold and free.',
Receipts for Journal the jiast tuo weeks.
Silvester Johnson, $1.50 I George Williams, $1.5.5
Doolitte & Co., 2.75 David Ladd, 3.00
.JStT-Some of our friends object to having
their names appear in print simply because
they choose to pay for their papers. We
know it is not in accordance with the nicest
point of delicacy to publish them, but the
object with us is to show what voluntary
means are afforded to sustain our paper, and
by whom ; presuming that our readers are all
to some extent interested. We have drop
ped the heading "roll of honor," which will
perhaps obviate objection with some. Our
actual outlays, besides our own work and
living, are never less than $10 per week, end
frequently much 'exceed that, to publish this
paper. Those who notice our receipts can
readily judge how mat subscriptions come
to paying expenses, and of the necessity of
promptly "paying the printer.''
The Ohio Cultivator is just commenc
ing a new valume, and consequently now is
the time to subscribe for it. It is a good
ape.r for Ohio farmers, and has done much
for the agricultural interests of the state.
Sse prospectus in this paper.
A lawyer named Wilder, has been convict
ed l New Orleans of forging land warrants,
jJ-The lovers of the fine arts and of-po
lite literature will not fail to avail themselves
of the advantages offered by the Cosmopoli
tan Art and Literary Association of Sandus
ky, advertised in this paper. It is by far the
most splendid enterprise of the season, and
the well known character of the manager
is a sufficient guaranty of fairness and re
sponsibility. There is no danger in sending
money that you will be swindled out of it,
as has sometimes occurred in such cases.
And then the prizes are the most rare and
valuable ever before so offered in this coun
try. The time is now short, and those who
order tickets, should do it at once. What a
splendid prize the Greek Slave will be !
j?""Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine for
November (Leonard Scott &Co.'sNew York
republication) has been -received. It con
tains the usual amount of good and instruct
ive reading. This may be always said of it,
for its stores of thought, learning and re
search seem to be drawn from an inexhaust
ible source. Trice of the Magazine, $3 per
year. Blackwood and any one of the four
Quarterly Reviews, 5 ;' the four Reviews
and Blackwood,. $10. Address Leonard
Scott & Co., Publishers, New York.
;j2r-Put nam's Monthly for January, 1855,
with its unequalled store of rich American
literature, is at hand. Its 112 pages are fill
ed to the brim with articles that are well
worth reading and paying for. There is a
fine engraving of Bryant, the poet. Now is
the lime to subscribe. Price 83 a year sin
gly, or $2 in clubs of ten. The postmaster
will cheerfully forward such subscriptions
as may be. handed him. Address G. P. Put
nam & Co., publishers, New York.
ST-Graham's Magazine for January has
artlvf A, ami is enarjj,frl anil beautified. It
contains 110 pages, with numerous engrav
ings, imisie, fashion plates, &c. It is a very
complete repository of the art and literature
of the. country. Now is the time to sub
scribe, in clubs, singly, or by scores and fif
ties. Price 63 a year singly, or 82 in clubs.
Address Richard II. See & Co.. Philadelphia.
Taxes! Taxes! For the week past there
has been a perfect stampede about the treas
urer's office men hurrying and straining
every nerve to satisfy the claims of the hun
gry maw of tlte State upon them before the.
penalty of non-payment is added. The
ruinous tax law under which we are all suf
fering beyond endurance has extorted groans
and, curses and lamentations Iroin many a
poor man within the past week who has for
months been straining every nerve, and sav
ing every penny for this long dreaded occa
sion. Scores of our citizens have seen their
last dime go into the treasury to support
the follies, the weakness and the improvi
dence of locofoco legislation and locofoco
These scenes of distress and suffering may
be amusing to those who frame our consti
tutions and laws and who govern the people
with an iron rod that they themselves may
revel in luxurious ease ; but their enjoyments
in this line will have an end. There is a
settled determination in the minds of the
people a' determination induced by the
necessity of self-preservation to cast off
these men and their ruinous measures and
again return to an economical and honest
administration of our government. They
are oniy waning me 111113 and opportunity
to commence the retorm. It will be a thor
ough and a radical one when undertaken.
Governor of Nebraska. Mirk II. Izsard,
of Virginia, has been appointed Governor
of Nebraska. He was Marshal of the terri
tory, and Mr. Cummings, the Secretary, who
is the acting Governor, must be set aside for
this gen tie rQap merely because he hails from
Iowa, a free &taiet
For the Journal.
It is understood that the committee ap
pointed at the recent Temperance meeting,
to prosecute for infractions ol the Temper
ance law, purpose to commence discharging
the duties devolving upon them, on Mon
day next. It is proper perhaps, that a com
mittee, acting as the representatives of the
community, should give notice of what they
'purpose doing, but there are others who have
duties to perionn as well as committeemen
duties too sacred and delicate to be nvddled
with or discharged by public functionaries.
To be more particular, on Monday last,
one of our doggery keepers sold brandy, to be
drank in his shop, to a small boy, son of one
of our most respected citizens, until the. lad
became, quite intoxicated. On this (Thurs
day) afternoon, another lad, little more than
a child, was seen staggering through the
streets and tumbling into the mud until he
presented the most pi liable. spectacle mind
an conceive. And worse still, he had a
bottle of whiskey in his pocket.
The law explicitly forbids any and every
person selling liquor to minors under any
circumseances. except on the written order
of parent or guardian. These boys had no
orders, and it is a duty which 1 1 1 i r fathers
owe to themselves, their wives, their chil
dren, the community and theii God, to pros
ecute with the utmost vigor of the law, these
less than men who made their children
drunk. The. offence is too serious, to have its
exquisite meanness blunted by the interven
tion of a public committee. Let the out
raged fathers appear in court, demanding the
full power of the law to be visited upon the
guilty offenders, nnd they will awaken the
warm and grateful sympathies of every right
thinking and right f -cling parent in town.
To call him a man, who goes deliberately
to work to manufacture a boy into u drunk
ard, is a foul librd upon the name, as the act
is fiendish, and makes us regret that we are
forced to bear the form such creatures do.
Ljt no one shrug his shoulders and say this
is harsh and severe language. Lt him con
ceive one of the boys alluded to above, to be
his own, and then no words could express his
intense horror, loathing nnd detestation of
ilie uiiM-rablt: wretch who could make his
child drunk. To-day it was his neighbor's
boy, to-morrow it may bs his own.
Again we say, let these fathers prosecute,
the prayers of the whole community will
attend their efforts.
Fourth Volume ok the Ohio Journal
of Education. The first number of the
fourth volume will be issued about the 20th
of December: it will bj sent to those only
who have ordered it or signified a wish to
subscribe for it. The volume will be pub
lished as heretofore, with such improvements
as the experience of three years has suggest
ed. Among these it is the intention to in
sert in each number an engraing represent
ing some one of the fine school edifices,
either public or private, in the State.
Terms, Si per copy. The first, second,
and third volumes, neatly bound, can be had
for 81.25 each. If ordered by mail, 25 cents
in stamps must b: included for the prepay
ment of each volume. All orders should
be addressed to A. D. Lord, Columbus, O.
To Boards of Education. If any city or
township boanl3are desirous to secure the
Journal, but have not the money in hand to
remit, they can order it and forward the sub
scription price, one dollar per copy, when
they receive the funds, in February next.
The third volume of the Journal, contain
ing the. school law, and all the published
opinions and decision? of ihe commissioner
of common schools, substantially bound in
cloth, can be had for 1.25 per copy. When
six or more copies are ordered to one address,
it will be sent free of expense to any place
which can be reached by express, or to the
nearest point on the railroad.
December 1, 1854. A. D. LORD.
The Rascal Caught, The Cleveland
Herald of the 21st says:
" We are informed that the absconding
Treasurer of Holmes county was caught yes
terday in New York city. Several prominent
citizens of Holmes county ore suspected of
being accomplices of this pilfering runaway
For the Journal.
PERRYSBURG, Dec. 27, 1854.
To the Liquor Venders in the Town of l'tr
rysburg and vicinity :
Gentlemen: The undersigned committee,
appointed at a public riveting of the eitizns
of the town to enforce the liquor law of last
winter, represent, that we entertain for you
personally and individually, nothing but
friendship and neighborly esteem, and do not
wish to injure, you in person or property.
We do not wish to destroy your income
from sales of alcoholic Liquor through any
feelings of tmkindiiess.
Our object is to protect tin young nnd
thoughtless from falling victims to the" worst
of vices; and to benefit the wives and chil
dren of many whose depraved appetiica cause
'hem to spend their money for that which
is worse thin naught, bud their time in idle
ness and dissipation.
We know from assurances received that a
large majority of our citi.ns look upon th
traffic as a curse and a nuisance, tui I wish
for the peace au I prosperity of our place to
hiM-e it abolished.
We th'T-fore kindly notify you. that on
and after the. first day of January, 1Sj", any
infringement or violation of the. law will l;
prosecuted, irrespective of person?, an.l
JAMES W. ROSS,
W. L. COOK,
F. R. MILLER,
N. H. CALLARD,
WM. CROOK, jr.,
The Cause or 'rue. Pressure. The New
ark Daily Adverti- 1 nays there never wus
panic in lire htisiness woild w h 11 it was not
alleged, without proof, that u hoarding of
gold and silver was prevailing it 1 1 it njigiuva
tcil the calamity. That intelligent plint
thinks that American character is opposed
to hiding a talent in a napkin at s-asons like
the present, when it can be put out to most
exorbitant usury. We are exporting all we
receive from California, and more. Thisex
port of coin is rendered net esssary by the.
excess of our imports for the last year of
more than hity millions of dollars! Yet
ii is gracly proposed lo reduce ilus duties
with a view to diminish the national reve
nue! The consequence of which must nec
essarily be a greatly augmented importation,,
and a still greater drain of our precious
News by the Atlantic.
The Austrian Alliance Seick Still Slow.
New York, I) c. 23. There is 110 news
of importance from the s -at of war.
Frequent sorties are recorded, but the Rus
sians wi re generally repulsed without much
loss on eith r side.
The allies were, continually receiving reinforcements-
ami were mainly engaged in
strengthening their position.
Negotiations of the most important char
acter have hern progressing. A treaty of
alliance has been signed lietween Austria,
Fiance, and England, bin. ling, it is supposed.
Austria to declare war within one month,
and England and France to guarantee Aus
tria against invasion or i:;f urrection. Aus
tria calls on the Germanic States to support
her with federal troops, but Prussian influ
ence opposed it.
Count Nesselrodo has published the basis
on which Russsia will accept peace, viz:
a joint protectorate of the five powers over
the Christians in Turkey ; a like protectorate
over the? principalities, subject to existing
Russian treaties; a revision of the. treaty of
1811, and the free navigation of the Damiibe.
Prussia and all the German States ore
hastily putting their armies on a war foot
ing. Omar Pacha, with 10,000 troops, is about
embarking for the. Crimea.
Tin: Spanish chambers have decided to
support the present dynasty. The ministry
hau resigned on n financial difficulty, but
have resumed their nihees.
Mr. Soule had arrived at Madrid.
The Danish ministry had resigned.
Twenty-two of Mr. Edward Oliver's ships
have been sold for JC103.000 all to bill-holders.
The whigsof Bath county, Virginia, have
nominated the Hon. John M.. Bolts for gor-Hftor