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HILLSBOROUGH. HIGHLAND COUNTY, OHIO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1857.
The Home Circle.
BY CHARLES MACKAY.
Tht King on drink the best of wins
So can I
, . And hss enough when ha would dUs- '
8a have I;
And cannot order Rain or Shine
Nor can I.
Then whero'a the difference let me see
Betwixt my lord, the King, and nief
Do truaty friendeaiiTToand hie throne,
Night and dnyt
Or rnaks his interest their own?
No, not they.
Mine love ma for myself alone
Bleee'd be thryt
And tliat'e one diflerenc? which I eee,
Betwixt my lord , the King, and me.
Do knavee around me lie, and wait
Or fawn, or flatter, when thoy bate,
And would grieve!
Or c.-nel pompe oppress my state
Bv my leave!
No! Heaven be thanked! and here yoo
More difference 'twin the King end me.
Helme his fools, with jests and quips,
When he'd play;
He liss his armies, and hiashlpa
G rent are they I
But not a child to kiss his lips
And that's the difference, ssd to see,
Betwixt my lord, the King and me.
I weor the cap, an.l ha the crown
What of that T
I sle'p on straw, and he on down
What of limit
And h.-'a th" Kiug. and I'm tha clown
What of tliKl?
If happy I, nnd wretched ha.
Perhaps the King would change with me!
OttiattfaL Prescriptions. The bost
remedy for a slight indisposition is ab
stinence; for excessive heat a cool shado;
for pinching cold, warm clothes and a
comfortable fire; for weariness, rest; for
drowsiness, sleep; for hunger, food;
for thirst, cold water, for poverty, in
dustry and economy; for discontent,
bard work; for . loneliness, marriage;
and for a troubled spirit, earnest prayer.
TO THE DAUGHTER OF AN OLD
BY GEO. D. PRENTICE.
I love thee, Jul'et, for thy mother's sake,
And were I young should lore thee for thy
Afresh in thee her early charms awake,
And all her witcheries are round thee thrown;
Thine are her jflHhood's fexitures, and I know
Her many Tirtura In thy bosom flow.
Thou art aa lovely, though not yet aa famed,
As that bright maid, the beautiful, the true,
The gentle being for whom thou wast named,
The Juliet that our glorious Ebakspeare
Thine Is her magic loveliness but oh,
What fiery youth shall bs thy RomsoT
Whoe'er he be, oh may hie lot and thine
Be happier than the lot of those of old;
May ye, like them, bow low at passion's
May love within your bosom ne'er grow
And may yonr paths be ne'er, like thelr's,
By strifes of Montague and Capulet.
Like thy grent prototype, thy Romes,
Half-frenzied by hia passion's raging flams,
And kindling with a port's fervid glow,
May fancy bs might cut thy beauteous
Into bright stars to deck the midnight sky
But, geutle Juliet, may he never try.
I paid the tribute of an hnmble lay
To thy fair mother in her girlhood bright,
Ana now ine nurnDier enuring i pay
To thee, oh, sweet young spirit of delight;
Aud may I not, tossed on Ufa's stormy wa
ters, Live to make rhymes, dear Juleit, to thy
One sweeny solemn thought
Comes Is me o'er and o'er;
I'm uearer my home to-day
Than I've ever bono before.
Nearer my Father's house,
Where the many mausians be;
Nearer the great white throne;
Nearer the jasper sfS
Nearer that bound of life
Where lay our burdens down;
Nearer leaving my cross
Nearxr wearing my crown.
BrivrirviNn TH Hiia Like every other
portion t ( the human Iraine, the use of water
to tun i uir is absolutely asseuliul to its health,
as it tends to relieve the secretions aud opu
the pores of the skiu;the alrougar and more
heulthy the hair, Ihe mors water may be need
uiih . rr r m y -r .-.jhi wuter being reqnisite.
Kr:,, i.ol water, if applied, will spoil the
tiliext hair in Ilia world the water consuming
the uouiialilug miller of the roots, and alkali
la the soap freqneully changing light hair to
red. A fr 'e use of the brush beautifies the
l air, by polishing and promoting a tendency
to curl, r iue t.tli combs are injurious, as
til' v inflame the -tender skin, and aplit and
email the hair. The application of oil to the
h Ir when nature and good crs do not de
r. hip a suflii ient quantity lor ita growth aud
iicuuiv gives It a glossy and rich hue that
rouiribuiea much to its prepossessing appear
ance. Curling Ilia hair driee up the moisture
that circulates through it. aud the heat and
eomprefaiii us. completely prevent proper
cln ul 'lion, but constantly brushing the hair
wall, aid having it frequently tipped or cut
will rerosdy these -difficulties.
Tomato PassEavM. Take the round yellow
variety as soon as ripe, scald und peel; then to
save pounds of tomatoes add sevou sunds of
white sugar, and let them stand over night.
Take tu tomatoes eut of the sugar, ud boil
the syrup, removing the scum. Put In the to
matoes, aud boil gsntly fifteen or twenty min
utes; remove the irutlagain and boil autil the
syrup thickan. Ou eooliug, put the fruit In
to jars aud pour llis syrup over it, aud add a
few silces of lemon le each jar, and you will
have something te please the taste of tbe most
'An Excu.Ln.iT Yast RtcKirr Take
temcopful of Malt, grind and alft it; add one iul
of Hops to the sittings, and boil in three pint,
of water. Add to the malt two tuble apoou
fulls of flour, strain the Hop liquor boiling
hot, sod pour it upou the malt. Mix well,
nnd wheu about milk warm, add half a Wee op
ful of old yeast. Bottle aud when fermenta
tion berlus it wilt be fit for use.
The Yeast should be kept In a cool place, nnd
aheuld not be corked tightly until fermenta
tion hae ceased. It will keep three or four
weeks lit cold weather, but ahould be made
fresh every week In summer.
Our better hair says the above Is good
receipt, as (lie know from experience Ei.
Eons roe Bunwt The while f an ma haa
E roved of late Ihe moa efficacious remedy for
urns. Seven or eight successive appliaationa
of this euhs'ance soothe the pain and exclude
the air. This slmnle remedy seems to us far
preferable to collodion, or even cotton. Sei
For the News.
I am composed of 2fl let ters.
M 1,15, 21,9.-., 16, 17, 3, is said to have
Inuirlil verv haril tt. tu.t -- .... 1 1 .
"floored" hy a UtlU doj.
My S. 9,91,33, 15. H, If), I, 91, 11, is a
suppositions female with whom it is presumed
My 15, IB, 22, 4, 19, 30, 21, 11, 17, 3, 2'., 9,
3,3i, 1, R, 3, 9, 3, 12, are a rice of people
:tlnlirnlVi mtm f.ip fit.;
..,.. H(ir(,f,ri rrirsms tU tUCir
frirndt and their hatrrd of their far.
U u O-. t I t .t - r-. ....
"'j 'in, i. is "uoddess oi t.irin
and patroness ef Agriculture, supposed to
hive her lop always full of corn and pumpkins,
which she dinlies out to country bumpkins.
My 25, IC. 5n, !5, 5, (i, is an encelh-nt stnta
for Beef, but a disgraceful stale for men to be
foil nil In.
My la, 30, 33, 6, 7, and '2, 13, 14,10, are
iiam.e . two politics! pirtics in New York.
My 8, 36, 18, 10, 16, 16, is a tune beiten by
the drummer boya of the Army.
My whole la "Uncle Sam's FARM.
ITAnswer to F.nigma in last week's paper,
by "Mint Julep". "Baron Humboldt."
A Charming Story.
SAINT SYLVESTER'S DAY.
BY EMILE SOUVESTRE.
"I present you to .Madame Xagel, my
father," said Dorothea, without daring
to raise her eyes.
'Pardon for having dared to come,"
stammered Charlotte; "I should have
"Monsieur LofTen docs not requiro
to be informed, to receive his guests
well," observed William, pointedly.
''liesides, it was I who wished it,"
replied Dorothea, "and I had a risht
Her father cast upon her a severe
"It is St. Sylvester's Day," continued
the young girl.
The guests had approached; the Major,
realizing that he must control his vexa
tion, bowed slightly.
"My daughter is right, madam," ho
said, stiffly; "she is sovereign mistrt ss
here to-day, and it in s.he alone who
"Then to table!" said William.
Kach guest took tho arm of a lady,
and tho Maior. who nlnna romoinorl
with Madame Nugel, was obliged to offer
her his arm.
But, in passing by tho music-room
to the dining-httll, he perceived every
one stopping beforo
recently hung upon the wall; it was the
portrait uani.sned until now, and which
represented Charlotte in all the brillian
cy of youth.
"H tio has plaoed this picture here?"
exclaimed the Major, with flashing eyes.
"I," replied Dorothea, mildly.
"And who permitted you?"
"No one, my father, but it is St. Syl
vester's." "It is true," exclaimed all the rrucsts.
LofTen bit his lips.
"Do not fear, sir," said Madame Nu
gel, in a low voice; "this portrait rep
resents me young, beautiful, happy;
you see that no one has recognized inc."
The Major did not reply. They pass
ed into tho dining-room, and every one
seated themselves at tho table.
LofTen was seated near Madame Nu
gel, to whoiu Dorothea had yielded her
place, and who was to do tho honors of
tho dinner. The Major had decided to
avoid scandal, but uot to conceal his
dissatisfaction. lie showed t the more
openly, as he felt, at the bottom of his
heart, less irritated than he would have
wished. He kept muUcrina; to himself
that he was the plaything of a plot ar
ranged between Charlotte and his daugh
ter, to interest his honor, to render it
useless, aud to endeavor to keep up hia
indignation; nevertheless, an unexpect
ed softness increased upon him. It was
tho first time that he had been too patieut
and too geutle!
lie decided at least to keep silence,
which might express his displeasure.
Madame Nugel did not attempt to in
terrupt it, but the Major could not es
cape her mute attentions. WhntnvAr hn
did, 'ill his wants were anticipated, all
nis uesires Batisned; the meats and wines
which he preferred were offered to him,
for Charlotto had forgotten none of his
tastos. For the first time, indeed, for
fifteen years, ho received that exper
ienced watchfulness of tho wif wlm hn
shared our life, and which even the most
tender daughter cannot replace.
The repast finished, all the company
went iuto the tnubic-room. Lofleo per
ceived that the niano had dencflndnd s
well as tho portrait. It had been open
ed, and at its sido had been arranged
the Majur'avdosk. Dorothea brought
his violin tohiuind reminded him that
he had promised tov lot it be heard.
LofTen glanced towards Madame Nugel,
wno ii aa approached (be piano, and
wished to refuse; but Councillor Hot
man summoned him to 6hey, exclaim
ing that it was St. Sylvester's he must
' Tho piece chosen by Dorothea was
one of the dwt which her faVhcr had
filayod formerly with Charlotto. The
atter remembered the variation and
expression which the Major gave to
hi piece; therefore it was played with
peculiar beauty. Thoso who knew the
Ulentof Loffen had never observed in
him auch precision, such charms, and
njch power.' Cue might havo said that
the two instruments understood one an
other. When they were silent, all the
listeners applauded, and Councillor Hot
man ran to the performers.
"You must be a single soul in two
bodies, - he said, "to have this har
mony in the expression of tho same
DCII 1 I III V U 1.1
LofTen and Madame Nugel bowed with
"Ahl you are made to understand
each other," added the enthusiastic
lover of music, pressing their hands.
".Mu8io is like an emanation of hearts;
and to play so harmoniously is almost
to love one another!"
Madame Nugel smiled and blushed,
and wished to leave the piano; but Do
rothea begged her to sing one of the
(icrmaa airs which she performed so
well. After a little reniHtance. alio seat-
cd herself, and began the old ballad of
: "La Loso Blcuo."
As Madame Nugol sung, all the re
, sentment of the Major seemed to vanish,
'and an indescribable emotion seized
him. This song ho had heard tho first
; time ho saw Charlotte! nnd afterwards.
; in the days of their union, she had re-
' 1 .1 '. 1 M 1. . . J rr 1 .
a tuuu.iauu iiiues. 1110 voice
of Madame Nugel acted upon him like
a fairy, and rebuilt all the broken edi
fice of his happiness. While listening
to her, he thought he saw that little
house, surrounded with vines, which
they had inhabited top-etlinr at I'm true:
that garden, with its arbor of clematis
and its border of violets. He imagined
himself VOuntr. confnlino- inrmiH Tt
I was like an appeal from all which had
ueen tender and happy in past life.
Madame NiiL'el h.nl miittml h nl.
ano, and had been some tinip in thn same
spot, with her arms crossed and her
neaa casi aown. biio was interrupted
in ncr reverie by the voice of William
who told her Ulidnitrht bail inst ; Rtrnpl-
He took Madame Nugel's arm without
remark, and turned towards the temple
!.L .11 .1. . 1
wnn an me guests.
Thcro is, in tho solemn act which
binds forever upon earth two beings,
and finch destines them to live for
one another, a relicriouscharactpr uhii h
touches all hearts; but especially to a
parent me nuptial - benediction has
something in it grave and touching.
I It is I an abdication of nil hiu ritrli to
over the child he has brought upland
wnose Happiness ho uercattcr confides
The emotions which the Major had
just, experienced had particularly dis
posed him to tenderness; and he could
not restrain his tears when he heard
tho minister nrnnnnnon tV,
1 ..... w . w ui-i.1. i a-
ted formula which gave his daughter
......an,, a.jr involuntary move
ment, his looks annirVif At.,. v..
gel; he had concealed her head in her
nanus, and was sobbing.
This sympathy of emotion entirely
dispelled all the resentment there was
lertin the soul of the Major.
"After all," he thought, "it is her
This idea tottehpil him IT mnili.
cr! and there as a stranger, and under
a ismo name: Jicr mother! and her
presence was not even pure and com
plete joy to Dorothea, for she remem
bered that the most sacred ties might
be broken, that all the' happiness
dreamed by her and bv Willi am liiijrht
end in violation and hatred! The Ma
jor felt his heart oppressed as with
remorse, and when his daughter rose,
holding William's hand, he cast down his
eyes to shun her look.
They went out from the temple.
The guests took leave, after having em
braced the betrothed.
Dorothea h.id placed her arm in her
P..ltin'a v:n: a . . I- .V i -. ,
, .Mi.iiii iuok mar. oi .naaarae
NngcJ, and they all returned to the Ma
jor's. They found the hall still illuminated,
the piano open, tho violin suspended
from the desk, and tho portrait, which
seemed to smile at these fustivo scenes.
Madame Nugel then advanced towards
the Major; she was pale, and her voice
"This is the hour for ns to scparato,"
she said; "farewell, and thanks, sir, for
having permitted me to cross your
threshold. Do not think, especially,
that I have wished to afflict you with
my presence. If I have come, it is be
cause I could not resist the entreaties
of this child. I have wished she should
not stand at the altar an orphan, and
that in the most solemn moment of her
life she might find both of us near
her to bless her. Tardon me, then,
for having presented myself without
your permission, and for having profi
ted by the authority granted this
child for a da v. St. Svlvestcr's Dav in
ended, sir; you are master again, and
can return to tne solitude which pleas
At theso words sho turned towards
Dorothea and William, and pressed them
to her heart.
"Farewell," she said, "you who love
me still, and whom I shall see no more.
I carry with , me the remembrance of
this day aa a consolation for my future
life; but you must endeavor to forget it.
Close this piano, which has not been
opened for so long a time; cover this
portrait, and all the past with it; for St
Sylvester' Day ;s finished."
At these words, she tore herself from
the arms of the children, and advanced
tremblingly towards the door; but the
Major, who had just closed it, remained
standing upou the threshold pale and
trembling. Their eyes met, and a life
time of auger and sorrow were pardon
ed in that look.
"Charlotte," murmured LofTen, open
ing hia arms.
. "Lueian," replied Madame Nugel.
At last, after along embrace, the Ma
jor suddenly disengaged himself, and,
placing both his hands upon the fore
heads of his children, who had fallen
on their knees near him-
"Blessed be these children," ho said,
gratefully, "for they have been wiser
than' their parents. Remain here as
mistress, Dorothea; you have restored
us to happiness, and 1 wish that hence
force it may bo always St. Sylvester's
LETTER FROM "UNCLE BEN."
Potato Bugs—How to Raise Good
Wheat—Observations on the Present
Wheat Crop—Advice to Farmers
PENN TOWNSHIP, Aug. 14.
Friend Boardman: flat few origi
nal communications hare appeared in
the "Farmer's Department" of the
News lately, for the reason, I suppose,
that most farmers, likemyself, have been
too much engaged to spare the time to
write. One or two 'enquiries appear
ed some time back, that should have
been noticed ere this.1 One was asking
the best method to tjestroy the Potato
uug. i am not awate that any effectual
method has ever yt been discovered
to destroy this pest. It has been recom
mended to dust tho fines over with lime
while the dew is on but with what suc
cess I am not able to say. Some take
paddles and beatthem off the vines,
and then kill tiei on tho ground. Ei
ther of these plans I would recommend
to Friend Davis, as preferable to put
ting them in one's Irotctert, as farmers
might sometimes in their hurry put on
tho Luggy article, in which case the con
sequences would bo certainly rather
Another inqviry, if I recollect right,
was: "What is the best way to raise a
good crop of Wheat?" This ii an im
portant qucstioa, and one that I feel
better able to answer than I do any ques
tion in Bngoh,gy)a.a Wheat has alway
been the staple crop with me, nnd for
the last twenty years I have never known
a fuilm e where the following plaji was
First, manure well; then plow dcrj),
harrow well, iw early, and tow Kt'th a
While on tfic subject of Wheat, per
haps I could not do better than to dron
a few hints t the farmers of Highland
county, concerning the Wheat crop just
harvested tie disposal of it, Ac.
You are no doubt aware that a great
deal has bcci said in tho Cincinnati nnd
other papers to induce the belief that
there is an unprecedented crop the pres
ent season, and that the price will soon
como down te a very low figure. Now
I have no doubt in my mind that this
is done to citato a panic among farm
ers, and came them to rush their Wheat
into market and produce a glut, so that
speculators may prey upon our labor.
lou will see none of this croakin
about such a tremendous surplus of
w heat, in the Agricultural papers, that
are devoted to the interests of the farm
ers; it all comes from the city papers.
1 hat there is a heavy crop in High
laud and some few adjoining counties,
I will not pretend to deny, but that the
crop is any more than an average one
throughout the United States I will de
ny. In Eastern Pennsylvania and N.
York, the crop, from information that I
can rely upon, will fall far short of an
average. In Baltimore county, tho Bal
timore Sun of the 25th ult. says the
crop will not bo one-half an average one
and the same paper quotes Wheat at
81.63 to $1.85, and rising. In Illinois
and Iowa, (I am told by reliable persons
that have travelled thcro tho prosent
summer) the winter wheat is almost an
This croaking about bir crops, and
tho prospect of low prices, is no new
thing. e have heard it repeated un
til we ought not to be any loncrcr alarm
ed by it. Howwasitlast Fall, in re
gard to the Corn crop? These same pa
pers told us that though there miuht be
some deficiency in the crop here, it
would bo fully made up in the West,
and yet last Spring we fiud Corn in Io-
wa selling for $2.50 per bushel, and Cat
tle and Hogs starved to d,cath by hund
reds. Tbe Wheat crop is not. like the Cot
ton and Sugar crops, confined to a small
territory, but it is raised ove nearly the
wholo length and breadth of the U.
States and Canada; and consequently is
not like those articles, liable to be af
fected in price either by a Jailuro of the
crop or an unusually heavy oue, in some
particular section. The very same thing
that will cause a partial failure io one
section may be the means of an abun
dant yield io another. For instance a
very severe winter may injure the croo
la the Northorn part of the Wheat-pro-
dciD2 district, while in (he Southard
part the great difficulty is, the winters
are too open.
Look at the published statistics of the
Wheat crop of the U. S., and you will
not find that there has been any such
thing as a general failure of the crop, with
in any reasonable length f time at least.
But you will find that, in tho Tast in
crease of population, the jiropm lion of
produccn it far Mow the ctmtutr.crs.
This is tho grand secret of the steady
advance in the price of farm produce
for several years, and a cause too, that
will continue to advance tho price un
til more of onr young men Icaru to be
willing to adopt a calling that is at
tended with so much bodily labor as
that of an agriculturist.
It has now got to be that if a young
man gets a tolerable education, be
thinks it will never do for him to be a
Farmer! he must adopt some easier
way of getting a living. Very well,
let it bo so, for what I care; it is
all tho better for us, provided we are
able to guard our hard-earned swccls
from the host of drones that infest the
human hive, and aro daily strivine to
cat bread that they have never earned.
My advice to my brother-farmers
of Highland is, don't be frightened In
to selling your Wheat at a reduced
price, and don't glut tho market by
filling up the warehouses with damp
Abstract of the Official Report
THE TREASURY DEFALCATION.
The Defalcation Documents are quite
voluminous, but contain little fresh in
formation. We have the deposition of
William H. Ginsnx. late Treasurer,
which in its complete form would occu
py about four of onr columns; but we
think we can givo the substance there
of in much less space. Mr. Gibson
states that when he took the office of
Treasurer, the accounts showed 204,
087.97 due from his predecessor oil rev
enue accounts, and 8(J4.92i.47, funds to
redeem the bills of the Canal Bank of
Cleveland. Breslin's receipts, or cer
tificates of deposits, issued to County
Treasurers for money ladvanced. were
outstanding to tho amount of S7C0,-
tlj.tO; but of these there was no ac
count by Mr. Brcslin, and Mr. Gibson
tirst became aware of their existence
when they were presented by the Treas
urers, at their annual settlement in
lSSG. On tho day that Gibson took
office, Breslin paid hira $223,791 02.
In answer to the inquiry whether Bres
lin subsequently paid him anything, Mi
Gibson says: i
lie paid me 87j,200.2.V Jan v lCtli.
185C; $1,550 counterfeit and deprecia
ted bank bills on the 9th of February
1856; $2,616.45, February 12th, 1856
And on tho 9th day of February, 1856,
he paid $73"' 62; and delivered to me
securities f a debt of $50,(100 due the
State from the Dayton Bank, for which
l gavo a receipt, expressing upon iU
face, what it was for. For nil these
payments I gave official receipts, and
.Mr. lircslin holds none except for
the amount) named. He made no pay
ments lor which 1 did not give receipts.
1 received S 10,11(10 on debt of Dayton
Bank. The whole amount paid mo bv
Mr. Breslin was $."'.03,865.34, to which
may bo added the $10,000 paid by Day
ton Bank through Mr. Bcckel.
In answer to the question
"When these certificates issued to
County Treasurers were presented to
you by them, did Mr. Breslin make any
arrangements with you for their redemp
tion, and tt so, what and why was not
the arrangements fulfilled on his part?"
I considered that $208,587.20 of the
amount paid me was applicable to the
redemption of these certificates; which
amount remained after deducting the
amount admitted to be due on account
of revenues and Bank, as stated before.
He mado no other or further provis
ions to meet the certificates; nor did he
make or propose to make any arrange
ment in relation to their redemption.
except that when I met him ho assured
me that he would do so, and never du
ring my term of office, intimated that he
was unable or unwilling to do so.
Mr. Breslin was absent and I seldom
met him during the time that these cer
tificates were being preseuted. Doubt
ing the liabilty of the State, upon the
certificates, I advised with the Attorney
General, (Kimball) whow as of opinion.
that 1 was compelled to receive them as
cash, according to their U rm.
But, Mr. lircslin made no arrange
ments, except to make promises, and
hy they were not lulhllou, it is impos
sible for roe to state.
Ho first admitted his inability to meet
his obligations to the State after I re
signed office. "
la Gibson s conversations with Isres
LIN, the impression was made on his
mind that ho (B.) was able to meet his
liabilities, but he never said where the
money to do so was to oome from. Gib
son never inquired as to that; and Bres
lin uever bad anything to say to Gibson
relative to hia transactions while iu of
fice or afterward. In June or July, '54,
"probably later, ' Gibson borrowed ot
Brealin $25,000 of the currency of the
Greensboro branch, Maryland, giving
his personal obligation to be redeemed
in the tame currency. Hia object was
to pay Mty per cent., on si.tM.H) itck
he had taken in the Seneca County
Bank. Before he became Treasurer be
had paid Breslin tho $25,000. This
was the only moneyed transaction be
tween Breslin and Gibson while tho for
mer was Secretary of Stato. Gibson
never made any investment for Breslin,
and never was asked to do so, and is not
able to state where any of the roisfing
publio money was or is deposited. He
has reascn to think that Brcslin applied
the public money to private purposes or
speculstions, and loaned portions to
individuals or corporations, but has no
positive knowledge. He says however:
I have knowledge in relation to threo
transactions involving money by Mr.
Breslin, but I cannot stato that they
"w ivaus or investments or cither
public money or private funds; and all
my knowledge was communicated to me
as Mr. Breslin's attorney, who, in each
instance, paid mo for mv professional
I could b.-iro nn n!..i:n. .. .11
tny knowIcdr hut r....
. - . r- "-- v.- j ..- it n
in professional confidence, I suppose I
have no right to communicate or dis
Ho was asked:
banks, banking institutions or brokers,
any money or property of any kind in
consideration of your depos'its of the
public funds, or any other favors grauted
An8. As Treasurer T AA
terest or consideration for tho deposit
of monev. fYiru-lnVL T .... i:..m
- f 1 "-.- a 0111 imuit; iu inn
Mate. I kept an account of tho several
amounts; and, in some instances, com
municated the fact to the public officers
and others, but I have never received
one cent of money or property on my
own account. I am not aware of re
ceiving any favors on account of any
As to the truthfulness of his state
ment in a letter to Mr. Kf.llev, dated
March 14th, 1856, to the effect that the
sum then in the Treasury, besides funds
belonging to the Canal Bank at Cleve
land, was $921,391.95, Mr. Gihson says:
" My only explanation is that J treated the
liability of Jfr. Bretlia a a cash item
relying upon bis assurances," &.C., &e!
Mr. Gibson- was asked whether the cer
tificates, drafts, moneys, and ntl.i
' , . ' v-
idcncesof debt, mentioned in bis letter
of the 14th March to Mr. Kellei-, were
in tire Treasury at the time, and if so,
whether they were genuino, and how
n.., l C 1 I I l .'
..m. mi nuuiu, unu ujr nuoui, procured.
According to my recollection and
belief they were all in tho Treasury as
stated in the schedule, and I believe
they were all genuino nnd received in
the ordinary course of business, with
the following exceptions and qualifica
tions: I think I owed the Seneca County
Bank from $30,000 to $50,000
on account. Tho liabilities arose 'out
of certain exchange transactions, not
then brought to a close.
The certificates of Wick. Otis & Bun
ncll were forwarded to mc by tho Treas
urer of Cuyahoga county, in advance of
his settlement with the Auditor of State
for tho taxes of that county. I think I
owed considerable sums to the parties
from whom I received the Stato House
claims aud drafts on Canal Commission
ers for Auditor's warrants.
My habit was to take such claims re
ceipted in full, or transferred to me. and"
to pay the parties from time to time,
and in such sums as were called for.
The $15,000 coin was sent to me to be
exchanged for currency, which at that
time had not been remitted. The state
ment as to tho cash in the Treasury, oth
er than tho coin referred to, was not
correct, but the true amount I cannot
siate. Money frequently found its way
into the Treasury as deposits, aud oth
erwise, with which tho Treasurer was
not charged in auy account. Frequent
ly largo sums were thus unu'jr my con
trol for short periods.
The nature of the deposits which
reached , the Treasury, of which no
account was taken, is explained as fol
lows: . County Treasurers sometimes remit
ted moneys inadranco of their settle
nients, and sometimes more than was
ultimately found to be due from them.
Individuals would sometimes make tem
porary deposits for their own conve
nience. Banks frequently deposited
their own notes for the benefit of the
circulation that could be given to thorn
through tho Treasury, with tha under
standing that other currency was to be
given them in exchange, and not tin
frequently considerable time elapsed bo
fore the Bank was fully paid.
On the 1st
tell Mr. Gl us( in that he furnished the
joint Committea annnmtpil In mmirl in
the coudition of the Treasury, with a
"tnteinent that there were $376,000 iu the
Treasury. He says:
I uet;r lurnifdied such a statement.
About the time of tha examination. I
remarked to Mr- Taylor, in the course
of our conversations, that I had. tram
time. t J time. niailn scliuilulpa nf tK
sets in the Treasury, but without much
. rti v vi tuuri to no very accurate. At
his reoui'Kt. I m.i.ln lam-M, ,.A r.n.):i
1 , ww www.vu, ''. UUUIH
two of the schedules, handed theui to
him. He examined theni shortly after
wards, and I think' .I'lu. tV, .iiininii.
tion had closed, he railed upnn me and
asked for both schedules. They were
handed to bun; he Bat down and copied
1 still have tha originals 'amoug tny
) U'cr ml I'irliii. Thtiv differ from tb
t-opy, a publi-bed. io several : itopor-
..-. - . , . nL- I. i
i4iiv particulars. i no rami items a.g
most of tha Baak liabilities art erro
neous. I cannot aUte .tha amount of
those items without tha original. The
nemorandt ft in liht pcn'il mark,
upon slips of papers. . Errors mir!it
have easily occurred in copying. 1 re
(ly for the accuracy of what I now stato
. w.jinarison oi tne printed state
ment with the originsl, made with both
before me soon after tho publication of
the report of the Joint Committee. 1 ' i
relative to his statement, reported by
jthe Joint Committee to tho Legislature,
(made 15th Dec, 1856,) Gibson h
Are tha amounts thr stated correct?
If not,which aro untrue? Aro tho bal
ances op Bank accounts . true and eor-r-ct,
asd. actually duo to the LStute?
Are the certificates of deposit correctly
stated? W er they genuino evid. nces
of indebtedness, J WCre there no off
sets of any kind against them, or anv
uhict item in mo above statement?
I exhibited the books, letters receir
cd and copies of letters sent from tho
office, together with tho money, drafts
wiuutora ui ueposit, and as
sets in the office, tn th rv.,-
V. Vlll in . t-
tec, which they examined. The foot-
nigs or accounts wcro mado by thci,),
and all the figures and accounts were
the result of the examination. I pre
sume the amounts are correct, but am
not positive. On the account aeainst
Kimball & Co., I think abotit $34.(M0
accrued iu this way. I sent to them
my checks, drawn or endorsed as Treas
urer of State, asking credit for the
amounts, and was advised that my ac
count had credit, noeordinclv. l" may
have owed Forrer, Burt & Co." the whole,
or a part of the $10,000, credited as ad
vanced to them as canal contractors, but
may be mistaken.
I think the certificates of Seneca Co.
Bank wcro $.",0,028X5, and I am poi
tive those of W. V. llcdg. s & Co.'s were
-o,000 instead of SIj.imjo. 1 presume
that one or more of tho Scne.-a Co.
Bank's certificates were endor-cd bv
Hedges & Co.. and that in this wav this
error occurred. 1 forwarded to the
Clark Co. Bank my chock or draft,
drawn or endorsed by me as Trcn-nrer
for l?14,300, nnd l'or'it 1 received their
certificate. In tho same wav I obtain
ed the eerChVate of ?.'S. ItiO from I'iotia
Branch Bank. I tl.ink the d rr. ft of
Barilett v Smith for i,',l,(,iit 0u '; hrmp..
enh Tt-n a i' .. . . 1 , ,
.. am jiiu ior mi iti" uaie. it is
my impression that the iiui Mated as
in transitu to Ohio Lilo Insurance and
Trust Company, X. , had not been
sent from the office, but ir n,,t ...
real and substantial.
The S95.505.3i cro.i; tin 1 ftO fOtli !on.1
to Atwood & Co., of New York, was a
reai erea;t, but baed upon the pro
ceeds of Auilitnr's il,..-.fi . , .
Treasurers, drawn to meet January in
terest. A large number rf Banks and
Bankers to whom these drafts had been
sent for collection had nctmliy remit- .
ted before the examination, but 1 wns
not charged with those
... - ' v. a is as j is .1 M ( a,
as the fact of their payment was not
stated to theComiiiittce. list imc "rax
amount of these several sums w.i, f
cannot now state, as I have never ex
amined, but it made up a considerable
portion of the assets exhibited to the'
Committee. It was hv mnc ...,
ura. ts, v.Lich were not payable uutil Dec.
mat i v,as enabled to make the
I had realized
"I WU in
counting for the balance in the Tre-mu-
.. . i i.i . ... .
i, ub uuown nv mo .uditors account?,
received credit for the amount. I have
been charcred in necial nwrnini
theso drafts, and in accounting for them,
presented the Cntmnitton nitl. .
count of my own, which- showed when
.1 tlV . r- .. .
tney nau oeen sent lor collection. J lint
account was correct, except that it did
not show the fact that a largo portion
of tho drafts had been paid to me.
Tn tlilj w.-n- T n v 1 . i l.t 1 ...1 - 1
' -j & vitiuiicii a iarno
amount with which 1 was not charged Tn
It is proper for n,c In kf.-iin tbn .
ingthe examination, I merely exhibited
the nailers. booLis. A-r nn.l 4l.., 1.A
11 T 1 --" I U.I I IIIO
Committee mado tho calculations. Al
ter accounting, 111 the vuy indicated,
for tho balance charged against the
Treasury in the Auditor's Gioe, 1 ad
vised the Committee of the fact of hav
ing received tho Auditor's d.afts oti
County Treasurers, and then presented
the account of them, to which I havo
before referred. I was not sworn Lulur
the examination. But tbe nut .Im
probably, I was presented with a num
ber of questions in writing, and was then
sworn by the Chairman of tin- ('nmmlL
ico 10 ui.o true answers thereto. 1
answer, in writing, as anneara fi-mu
published report; with these exceptions
anu quauucauolis, tins eci.iheates and
accounts wcro genuine and correctly
Ou the Sencoa Bank BoliU to ".
York City affair. Mr. Gil ikon tinlfi k
long but not very clear s' ltcmont. Ho
says, among many other things:
nen authorized or requested, 1 bad
often changed bun. Is tin- different banks,
but uever o as to red.ico the amount of
bonds subject to my control, or the
means of reducing the circulation.
I did nothing in respect to theso
bonds, except for the benefit of tha
bank: nothing but what T li.l anii,nri.,
ty to do. I sent the bonds to New York, ;
without advisiug tho liank at the time,
but under nuthoritv ami for tha nb loot
before stated. '
They were sent but a few daj pre
vious ti my rt' gnstion, and I bad
n ither time cr opportunity to adjust my
matters with the Bank.
I could have replaced them 1 in tho
vault as soon as I could have ordered
thfmfroui Xcw York, and received them
from there, had 'I 'retained pfTice. I
tKAnelit it Ks.cfc in ..tut. rifTitn urtiif T-
V,CT. , J 1,1.11, "U.I l.llll.
could arrange my t-flicial accounts,' but
yiajdsd to the judgment of other, and
rf'i-nc-l i'h?ut any pr paraxon, fine