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THE PERRYSBURG JOURNAL.
Arrison Sentenced to be Hung.
On Saturday the criminal court of Cin
cinnati was densely crowded to witness the
closing scene in the Arrison trial. Judge
Flinn reviewed the points presented in favor
of a new trial, and decided that they were
not sufficient to justify the court in granting
Tlu' prisoner was then called upon to stale
why the rcntcr.ee of the court should not be
passed upon him. He arose, and spok-3 for a
lew moments, lie did not say he was not
guil'.y, but thought he could prove some of
the witnesses mistaken in some of their
statcm-'ii's. It is our impression that he had
better kept his seat, and said nothing. We
copy the conclusion from the Cincinnati
SENTENCE OF THE COURT.
Tho Jiide said ho hoped things would
have appeared, which would have explained
away tii' facts in the case. This was the
last act of his judicial life, and it. was not out
nf p'.aei to fay, that if anything tangible,
giving -rounds for a new trial, appeared
while ho had any power in thi case, he.
should have seized upon it with pleasure.
But such a proceeding was a legal act, and
could not spiing i'mm sympathy or emotion,
but must be based on facts. It was to him
a satisfaction, indeed he regarded it the
crowning act of his judicial course, th'al he
bad set aside two verdicts of murder in the
fust d-gree. He was ready to do so in this
case, if anything had appeared on which to
predi ate such action.
This is a mournful duly, said the Judge.
I have no discretion in the matter. I am
ihe mere mouthpiece of tlei law formed by the
people. In clo.-ing my judicial course, this
act is like the pangs that precede d"ath.
It is tin! sentence of the court that you,
Wm, Arrison, bj taken hence to the jail ol
Hamilton county, and there safely kt pt until
the 1 1 1 1 1 day of .May next, and that you be
then taken by the. theriff of said county
to srun proper place, and between the hours
of 10 nid d on sai l d.iy, be hanged by the
nick until you are dead.
APPEARANCE OF THE PRISONER.
Arrison remained wholly unaffected during
the wlud'i time, preserving to the end the
same uncoi;cerned manner that he has man
if Mi il during the whole of the exciting trial,
though his brother shed tears copiously.
The crowd preserved the strictest silence,
und calmly dispersed after the feutence.
The prisoner was immediately taken to the
American Voi.UNTr.Eua for the Russian
Service. Mr. Rosewdt, a lawyer of New
Voik, who sailed in the Baltic last week, tn
route for St. Petersburg!!, it is said, is to be
raised to a Generalship in ilia Russian army.
Several other Americans-, it is reported, went
out in the Baltic to proceed to Russia. The
New York Sun says :
"Mr, Rosevelt has been engaged for the
last two months in sketching the plan and
calculating the cost of a campaign, all of
which are. reduced to paper, and capable of
being rolled up into a compass sufficiently
small to enable him to secure il on his per
son without fear of detection. There are
several persons of standing in this city who
are familiar with the plans, having got their
information from Mr. Rosevelt. They state
that it is the intention of the Czar, in the
faring, to open the campaign on the most
formidable foundation, and to carry the war
into Great Britain itself."
Willing-. Gov. Me.dill is willing to be
the candidate for Governor next fall, if it
khould "seem to be the popular wish."
This is amiable. If some one is to be
brought to the stake, he is willing to be the
John Rogers. There will be. one advantage
in his martyrdom over that of Rogers.--Then
will be no one small childr naud nine
nt the breast left to draw tears from the ur
chins of future generations while reading the
history of his sacrifice. Progressive Age.
The Case ok Dr. Bealk. It is reported
that 625.0(10 'have been raised in Philadel
phia and New Yoik, among the Presbyteri
ans and dentists, to procure the pardon of
Dr. Beale, but it is said that Governor Big
ler will not pardon him, and that the feeling
in Philadelphia is entirely oguinst a pardon.
Mr. Benton—The Kanzas Question.
, Reports from Washington, appear to
thicken in confirmation of the report that
Mr. Benton has taken ground against the
restoration of the Missouri Compromise, in
consequence of an arrangement between the
Benton men and Whigs in the Missouri leg
islature, by which certain favors are to be
granted to the whigs, and the two factions
are to elect Mr. Benton to the Senate.
Several days ago, an intimation of the sort
appeared in the St. Louis Intelligencer. Mr.
Benton's recent 6peech against the restora
tion of the Missouri Compromise ives form
and substance to the report.
We have no hope of the compromise be
ing restored the present session, although we
are glad that both Mr. Mace of Indiana, in
the House, and Mr. Chose of Ohio, in the
Senate, have introduced bills to effect it.
The next house of representatives will
contain a clear majority of anti-Nebraska
men a majority who will demand a resto
ration of the compromise I'm?, and stand by
it, and stick to it to the end. When such
men as Mr. B?nton fall by the wayside, we
can only regret that confidence was ever re
posed in them ; but instead of it being a
reason for the people of the North to give up
the contest, it should induce them to stand
the firmer on the side of right. We must
expect traitors in our ranks, but we believe
that there will be a majority in the npxt
House, wnich neither the hope of adminis
trative reward or the blandishments of sena
torial office can corrupt, or cause them to
turn aside from their purpose.
The recent election of a delegate in Kan
sas if such a farce can ba called an elec
tion is only part of the bold and unscru
pulous game which the slave extensionists
intend to plav. We have th2 written letter
of Governor Reeder of Kanzas, to show that
hundreds of men came across the State line
into Kanzas to take part in the election, and
to outvote the real settlers of the territory.
The Missourians came across the line in
hundreds, organized meetings in several lo
calities, and voted in a body for the slavery
candidate. After performing their work
thy marched back to Missouri where thpy be
longed. In this way, by these open frauds,
this man Whitfield was declared elected,
and he is now in Washington acting as dele
gate from the Kanzas territory.
It would seem as if a scheme which was
conceived in iniquity is to be carried out by
violence and fraud, and the people of the
free States are to be overreached in every
possible way, as the northern actual set
tlers in Kanzas have been outvoted by citi
iMis of Missouri. In the next Congress the
northern representatives will have the pow
er. The house of representatives will be
largely in favor of the restoration of the old
compromise line, and they will not be false
to the promise which they made to the peo
ple, or disappoint the expectations of their
constituents. If Kanzas should appear
knocking for ndmision into the Union with
a slave-holding constitution we hope it will
knock until dooms day before it is admitted,
treaty or no treaty. Gin. Gaz.
A hostile demonstration by this govern
ment against Holland is thus predicted by a
writer from Washington to the New York
Tribune. We. give it for what it may be
" I learn from a reliable source that the
administration contemplate a naval demon
stration in the ports of Dutch India, to opMi
the way for American diplomacy in that
obstinately bigoted country. A demand will
first be nude at the principal sea-port town
for the payment of the hundred thousand
dollars due to Captain Gibson ; and upon a
refusal to pay, the town will be bombarded.
But it is not expected that this will be nec
essary; the authorities will pay at once un
der protest, and then the negotiation will be
transferred to Washington just what the
President desires. The. President has no au
thority to declare war techically, but he can
resort to such methods as this to enforce de
mands. After the settlement of the affairin
question, the government intends to send out
to Java a government agent uniting consular
to diplomatic powers, to compel this peo
ple, after the fashion of Japan, to forsake
her exclusive system for a more enlightened
The Rochester Mystery.
Next to the " Knockings" there has noth
ing ever transpired in Rochester shrouded in
such impenetrable mystery as the sudden
absence of Miss Emma More. Mass meet
ings have been held, hunts in which hun
dreds have engaged have been had, and inves
tigations by the mayor, council, committees,
&c, &c, are still going on without the
least clue to the mystery.
The last seen of her she was out shopping
in the evening, visited several dry goods
stores; the clerks observing nothing unusual
in her appearance. She had spent the day
with friends, in her usual mood. Nothing
in her personal or family history affords the
least explanation to her sudden disappear
ance, if we except the fact that a certain
young gentleman by the name of Wh'ulock
had for two years been paying her particu
lar attentions, a no unusual affair if said
Whillock was no unusual young gentleman.
We do not know who this Rochester Whit
lock is, but we know a gentleman of that
name who travels the country, good looking
and well dressed, who is an expert burglar
and accomplished cut throat. There is no
villainy too deep or crime too dark for him.
It may not b3 the same gentleman. We
hope not. In fact the last report of the
Rochester investigating committee says
" We have learned nothing that throws the
least suspicion upon any known person."
Mr. Tompkins, from the investigating com
mittee, made the following statement:
"While the search had been progressing
during the day in lrondequoit, the committee
had been taking testimony. They had now
the written testimony of fifteen individuals,
who had heard the cries of a woman in dis
tress on the night of the 14th ult. One wit
ness corroborated the testimony of another
through the entire route, beginning a few
rods south of the house of Mr. Whitney, on
North street, in this city, end extending
down Hudson street to within half a mile of
Lake Ontario. Mr. T. said a more con
nected chain of testimony the committee,
had never seen. The difference in time and
place where, the screams were heard, corres-.
ponded as nearly as possible to ihat requisite
to pass over the route. The screams were
heard at Mr. Sprague's, on North street, and
by others near Mr. Whitney's ; they were
heard alonglludson street at different poiiits.
One man threw up his window, heard sobs
and cries of. a female in distress, who was
being hurried rapidly toward the lake. In
some instances two or three screams were
heard, and the last 60und was heard within
half a mile of the lake shore. About one
mile from the city two men were seen in a
wagon with a female, who was struggling,
and some who saw this heard sobs. The
speaker said some of the companies who vol
unteered for the search had traveled fields,
others had searched the river bank's, others
the. beach of the lake, and others shanties
and huts, but as yet nothing had been dis
covered beyond what has been slated.''
The latest rumors from the Rochester pa
pers run thus : .
Miss Emma More New Stories in Re
gard to Her. As the matter is in no wise
private, it may not be amiss to state that
two stories are in circulation, which it is
supposed may have relation to Miss Emma
More, whose unexplained disappearance and
absence have been the theme of so much ex-,
One rumor takes its rise from a letter from
Alexander Clark, formed) of this city, but
now of Cincinnati, to a friend here, in which
he stales that a young man from that place
was recently at Davenport, Iowa, and was
told by an acquaintance that he had just
written a note to Miss Emma More, who
had just arrived there. Measures hare been
taken to ascertain whether this story has any
foundation, and if so, what connection it
has with the young woman missing from
The otherstory is, that a box was received
by railroad, some two hundred miles east of
this, w hich not b dug called for, was opened,
and found to contain the nude body of a
female a young woman with no clue to
her antecedents. An inquest was said to
have been held, and the body interred. A
man from this place started night before last
to trace this report, and find out the truth
or falsity of it. Whether he has returned or
not, we have not learned.- Rochester Adv.
"Robert L. Stevens is building an iron
Bteam battery for the defence of New York
harbor, under direction of the secretary of
the navy. It is to be of wrought iron plates
six inches thick, 400 feet in length, and will
move faster than any war steamer. It will
resist a 64 pound shot at any distance.
There are 5,483 traveling preachers in the
several Methodist conferences, in the Uni
ted States; and 42 died during the past
George D. Prentice, Esq., of the Louisville
Tournal, while on his late visit t Little
Rock, Ark., received a letter from M. B.
Hewson, Esq., demanding satisfaction for
some remarks he had made in a newspaper.
Mr. Prentice disavowed any intention to
offend Mr. Hewson, and very sensibly ad
I am no b liever in the dueling code. I
would not call a man to the field unless he
had done me such a deadly wrong that I de
sired to kill him, and I would not obey his
call to the field unless I had done him so
mortal an injury as to entitle him, in my
opinion, to demand an opportunity of taking
my life. I have not the least desire to kill
vou or to harm a hair on your head, and
I am not conscious of having done anything
to entitle you to kill me. I do not want
your blood upon my hands, and I do not
want my own upon any body's.
The Ohio Statesman recommends the "re
peal of all legislation which protects the
banks in their collection of debts, and which
nunishes counterfeiting their notes.'' . The
O. S. Journal replies : " How it would pun
ish the banks to permit counterfeiters to pass
their trash upon the people, without fear of
punishment ! Of course these countexfeiters
would present their bogus bills at the bank
counters for specie, and of course the banks
would redeem them! Was there ever-such
madness and folly ? The other measure, to
repeat all taws authorizing bantis to collect
claims, would be so palpably unconstitu
tional and void, that it would not stand eo
long as the attempt to tax them.''.
The King of Prussia, it is said, has pro
hibited the Mormon missionaries from enter
ing his kingdom.
There are no less than 6-1 models of sew
ing machines in the patent office at Wash
ington. ' '
The valuation of property in Cleveland i
$21,000,000. The tax for city purposes is
6292,000; for state, 635,000 ; countv, 638,--000.
Advance of Prices. The Westchester
(Pa.) papers have raised the price of sub
scription, advertising and job printing, each
printer agreeing to adhere to a list of prices,
which they all publish.
A dispatch from Helena, Arkansas, says
that all the Martha Washington prisoners
but two, have been discharged.. Capt. Cum
mings, and the mate, Holland, are retained.
The Chapins have probably escaped on the
ground of the want of jurisdiction.
Death of Lockhart. Thij distinguished
literary gentleman, son-in-law and biogra
pher of Sir Walter Scott, died at Abbotsford.
the Scott family mansion, on the 24th of
November. His disease was paralysis.
Staging in California. The. California
stage company is running lines of stages to
every important locality in northern Cali
fornia, including in this division most of the
San Joaquin valley. Most of their lines,
too, are. furnished with splendid Troy coach
es, and stocked with as fine horses ns we
have ever seen driven upon the routes in any
portion of the Union. Sacramento Union.
The. democracy of Ohio are to m?et in
State convention at Columbus, on the 8lhof
January, to nominate candidates for gover
nor, lieutenant governor, auditor of state,
treasurer of state, secretary of state, attorney
general, two judges of the. supreme court;
and one member of tha hoard of public