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Krosliti will ppoar from st.ttemonti in
the first pnrt of tin! examination. The
Fcvcnuo balance in tho Treasury, Nn-Tcmh.-r
15lh, IK,C, wm f :!."'), 5 IS. Of,
nrl tlm fiinnl I5.nk Fun. Is cxpcotlotl
sr.'irirto inqtr.nl of 855.021.47. ns sta-
t-.l' in my annual report. The ensh
cliaronliln to tlio Treasury at that date
iraaoVcr Sl 3,8 I3.5H, until was in 1
vnnoo .i the Treasury from to
Pfy draft for over g:W,0)0, on At
vootl Si Co., was not prcscnto.! or paitl
until l)coinhor 20lh. I ohtminp.l ?:'.(),
000 at Whcelinpr, Virginia; 5:52.000 of
an institution in Cincinnati, ami either
C?.0,0()0 or 6 10,000 of a banking Iioukc
in Cincinnati. My impression is, that
at the da to of my annual report such ad
vances amounted to $1 10, OliO. I cannot
be certain as to amounts. I take leave
to add that every dollar of tho public
moneys which came to my hnn.ls while
I fille.l the office of Treasurer of tntc, was
faithfully applied to tho public service,
or handed over to my Biiceiwsor, and
that not -'dollar of Fvrf'h money is
now in my hands or remans unaccount
Tho interext on th.ino heavy loans, he
states, was paid with his own means.
Aa In Via mnfives in concedl'in? HreHlin's
iin iu 11 1 s UH...-1 win. vim 0
default, ho Rays:
Ply motive wis two-fold. It concern
ed both tho Ftato and myself. PIr.
l!rcslin's official bond was for $250,000,
while tho default exceeded $500,000 be
sides tho sums reported.
I was one of his sureties. Plany of
roy personal friends and neighbors were
bound with mo. I had no knowledge
or suspicion of the default until some
time after I came into offico. Its im
mediate exposure involved tho pecunia
ry ruin of myself and co-sureties, ns
well as great loss to the State. I could
not sea that delay would jeopardize
any interest whatcTer. lie never ex
pressed any want of willingness or abil
ty to liquidate tho balance due from him.
lie gave me his earnest and repeated
assurances that ho would do so in a
short time. Tho alternative was to
make an immediate exposure, and there
by involve myself and friends in pe
cuniary ruin, and tho State in certain
loss, or conceal the fact, and exert
myself to secure tho amouut due to the
He states that the State has lost
nothing by the concealment of Uicdiu's
defalcation, as ' bis sureties are as
much liable and able to respond, as when
the default first camo to my knowledge."
At this time Mr. Gibson states he has
not to bis ''knowledge and belief," any
public money under his control; and he
lias no information or knowledge nut
communicated, of which he is aware.
But ho says:
"Since early in April, I have not
spent five days in the office, having
been absent from the State for five
weeks previous to my resignation;
since my resignation I have been ab
sent from the city until the com
mencement of this deposition. I may
Lave committed slight errors, but am
confident that in all essential facts I am
All of which is duly sworn to and
subscribed. Tho "positive, weakness"
to which Mr. Gibson some time since
confessed, has in this statement re
solved itself into a variety of weak
nesses. We have alro tho Report made by
Thomas Sparrow, Commissioner, and
F. PI. Wright, Auditor of State, of the
condition of the Treasury, June 15th,
1857. In this we find a great mass of
figures, the facta set forth in which are
already familiar to the public. It is re
ported, however, that tho business be
tween the '.Independent Banks and the
State Treasury, has not been conducted
on the part of the Treasury with that
strictness which the law requires and
the public interests demand though
there is no reason to think this depart
ment of the Treasury baa been conduct
ed otherwise than, fairly and honorably,
escept in the case of tho bonds of the
Seneca County Bank.
The Report says:
Bank notes have been destroyed with
out a record having been made of their
denomination and amount, and the ac
count with one of the Banks kept in so
loose a manner as to exhibit a very un
true statement of its condition. The
account with the City Bank of Colum
bus, on the books of the office is as fol
lows: "Statement of the stocks ami
circulation of (ho City Bank of Colum
bus, as shown by tho books of the Treas
Ain't of outstanding circulation, $S,759
Am't t)f bond.i deposited, $ 190,20,'!.f;2
" " returned, :i(,5'70.S.fJ2
Balance remaining in Treas
The true condition of the Bank, how
ever, is as follows:
Bonds in tho Treasury, $7H,000.00
Notes in Circulation, 78,OK).0o
In th'S connection, justice requires us
to say, that theso errors do not appear
to havo occurred during tho adminis
tration of Mr. Gibson, but belong ei
(her to that of Mr. Bliss or PIr. Breslin.
Of tho Seneca County Bank Bonds
we Lave tho following account:
SENECA COUNTY BANK BONDS.
The iiceounts of tho office thovv that
thero should have been stocks to the
amount of t2(y,C 13.11, belonging to
the Seneca County Bank, in the Lands
of iha Treasurer. $132,128.11 were
tii."S:i;A O 1 inquiry into the cause of
the at'setico cf t l.m amount, wo Were in
formed, by it t leik iii tlu cilhee, that
thin amount of Loud 1ml be tin sent
(O Ne l u;k l.t the I'eque I cf the bai.k,
i'-r tho purp...-i of being conn 1 t-, into
1 ! r 1 I' a i.'.i.'. 1 1 ill .ji'.
: in ri.'t'i i n J i i Ibo b.ink - j
l" a 11 1 lior I zi 11 ! any pud
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irncnsof it until pubsp'iuent
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nuvic.l it v.ry unii'll'in
s,tnli of facts.
One bnndri'd thousand dollars of
these boiiils had been sent U New York,
nccoini inic 1 with a, power of attorney
from Mr. Gibson, authorizing their sate
nnd transfer. They bad been sold and
passe.l into tho hamls of Messrs. At
wooil Si Co., nnd Mr. Gibson, as Treasu
rer of State, had drawn on them for
$5S,.r00 of the proceeds of tho sale, to
meet the liabilities of the State. This
sum they ( . Si Co.) claimed ns an off
set, (011 demand being made for the
stocks) but were willing to account for
After suit had been commenced, res
training them from linking any further
use of tho proceeds, upon advice of coun
sel it was deemed best to adjust thoir
claims, rejdace the bonds, and place them
to the cretlit of tho bank.
This was dono through tho O. B. Ins.
& Trust Company, they holding bonds
sufficient to indemnify them for tho
At the same time, and forming part
of the arrangement, Mr. Gibson plac
ed in tho bands of K. Ludlow, cash
ier, $01,000 drafts, fall in 2 duo in the
city of New York, which wero deemed
sutiieient to meet the amount paid to
relieve the bonds.
I Forty -two thousand dollars of the
bonds havo been returned to tho Treas
ury, and tho balance will bo returned
as fist as the securities mature and arc
Of the rusidneof tho bonds we can give
no satisfactory account.
As soon as the arrangement was
known to the bank, ?.SJ, (KM) ot its cir
culation was returned to the Treasury,
thus reducing it to the amount of tho
securities held by tho Stato for its redemption.
AMOUNT OF THE DEFALCATION.
As to tho amount of the defalcation,
wo have the old figures. The total
amount of tho defalcation is $723,749.01
of this $151,0:50.05 is accounted for,
being lost as follows:
Commercial Bank of Toledo, $20,271.23
City Bank of Cincinnati, 79,811.05
V. V. Cones & Co., 47,707.99
Daniel Beckcl, 7S5.48
Thero are therefore $574,112.90 un
accounted for, and enncerningthe where
abouts of this sum, we havo no new
liirht. The CommiUec say of PIr.
The balance of $10,000 duo on the
claim against Beckcl we consider secur
ed, and have, therefore, included
among the cash assets in the Treasury,
and turned it over to the present Treas
urer of State as such. Since the com"
merjecment of this investigation, PIr.
Deckel has paid on tho claim tho sum
of $5,000. There is no doubt but that
the whole of this balance will be ulti
mately paid. Ho still owes tho Stato
the sum of $785. 43, which has not been
Thero is a discrepancy of $23,374.(33
between the showings made by the
Auditor and Treasurer. Tho Report
This discrepancy Is accounted for by
the fact that the Treasurer has credited
himself with the payment of exchange,
&c, to that amount, of which tho Au
ditor has no account, nnd which can
not be allowed without legislate e ac
tion. It is well known that Gibson, on two
occasions within the past year, managed
to have in tho Treasury tho balance of
cash called for by the books. How this
was done has been seen in his statement.
I The report before us goes over the same
ground and remarks:
It is a matter of importance to every
I bank to put its notes into circulation at
a distance from home, or in places where
they are likely to bo retained ior busi
ness purposes, and not returned for re
jdeinption. To accomplish this object,
I and to postpone the presentation of
I their paper, tho banks resort to many
i devices. The Treasury of our State
has been subsidiary to this purpose.
The State has been subsidized by capi
tal to assist in the accumulation of
wealth aud the increase of its profita.
The banks have deposited their notes
with the Treasurer of State, with the
promise or understanding from him,
that they Ebould bo paid out to the cred
itors of tho State residing at poiuts re
mote from the location of tho hank,
and the sums so deposited, refunded af
ter it Lad been paid out. The testimo
ny shows that large sums wero thus de
posited, and that frequently a long
time elapsed before depositors called on
the Treasurer for their money. The
Treasurer was thus furnished with the
means of deceiving tho most sagacious
aud astute examiners. He had the
money always on hand to exhibit, though
not a cent of it belonged to the State,
or was properly in its treasury. Indeed,
the State seems to have beeu in ity pe
cuniary transactions, closely allied with
these institutions. Nearly all the taxes
were paid into the Treasury through
the banks. Banks wero the depositors
of the State, and tho creditors of the
State were paid by checks on the banks.
There is little in the correspondence of
tho offico for several years past to dis
tinguish it from that of a bank, except
that the writer subscribed himself
"Treasurer of State," instead of "Cash
ier." For the control which tho banks have
exercised over the public funds, the
Treasurers are nut wholly responsible.
Tho Legislature of the Slate has sanc
tioned and encouraged it. Tho act pro
viding for the protection of the canals
and collection of tolls, requires the col
lectors to deposit all money received by
them in some bank designated by the
Treasurer of State.
Hie act making appropriations for
the year 1S37, authorized the County
Treasurers to make their payments into
the State Treasury, by depositing the
ums due the Statu in some neighboring
bank. The same provision was incor
porated into tho appropriation bills for
IS 11 and 1842. The law of 1810, that
fruitful source of mischief in our fi
nancial administration, has authorized
the continuance of the practice, up to
the present time. State Treasurers
Lave collet ted the State taxes from the
Banks aud not IVoui the County Treasu
rer'. Mr. Gili-on says that be resorted
ben-owing, in order to meet the demands
t 11 Il. 'I f ;.Mir aiul i it. A ii.e Kf.. jf
If it is true that I. a receired l'ut. ?!(.,
(IfH) (Yoni Mr. Brcslin, the books of t',
fillico corrubiirito bis declaration. 'I In
li ilineo in the Treasury on the 15th No
vetnlx-r 1 1 A was f.i.iii,.) li.l'.r. II ,ir. i
Breslin owed at, thattimo f 550.0: 0, Mr.
Gibson must have borrowed nearly $200,
000. Notwithstanding tho Act of April
Rth, 1 850, forbids it, the practieo of re-
eeiving deposits anti issuing eeriiucaies
still continued, nnd furnished a portion
of tho funds by which tho Joint Com
mittee nnd the Auditor wero deceived
in regard to the condition of tho Treas
ury. The holder of a draft on the
Treasury, on presenting it for payment,
instead of the money received a rertifi
eato of deposit, signed by the Treasu
rer, for the amount. The draft would
pass into tho Treasury nnd bo credited
on the books. Thcbalancoin tho Treas
ury would then be apparently diminish
ed, though it actually remained tho
saino. Certificates issued under these
circumstance, amounting to
are now outstanding.
With all these resources at hirf com
mand it is rot at nil surprising that
tho lato Treasurer succeeded in con
cenling tho d'falcation.
There was no obstacle to tho use of
the money of the Stato by PIr. Breslin,
nor was any effort on his part necessary
to conceal a ueheit. ihere was no
thorough examination of the Treasury
during his term of office, nor any inqui
ry into the condition of its funds. The
surplus in- his hands was seldom less
than half a million.
AMOUNT OF THE DEFALCATION. " WHO IS THE DEFAULTER?"
The question, Who is the defaulter?
is answered at length. It. is remarked:
In his settlement with County Treas
urers in 1S50, PIr. Gibson received the
certificates of deposit or receipts issued
by PIr. Breslin,' nnd charged himself
with them as cash in his account,
with the several classes of revenue.
The net of 18 10, required the County
Treasurers to mako their deposits to the
State Treasurer, and prescribed the time
and manner of making them.
They had been made in exact con
formity with the provisions of tho stat
ute. It was not, therefore, competent
for him to pronounce them illegal or re
fuse to credit them on the accounts of
the several parties to whom they had
In tho "Settlement Book" these cir
tificates are carefully marked with tho
identical mark or full name of Mr.
PIr. Gibson has kept his accounts and
made his reports in a manner which
implied that PIr. Breslin had paid
full the balanco duo from him to the
State. He has been silent about any
ilelaleation ot nis predecessor. J i is si
lence raises tho presumption of pay
ment. The legitimate inference, under
ordinary circumstances, would be that
the indebtedness had been fully dis
charged; but in tho financial transac
tions of the Ohio Stato Treasury, this
reasoning is altogether illogical.
Gibson had a precedent for this style
of operation, in the concealment by
Breslin of a deficit of $05,000 for his
predecessor, Bliss and he not only
concealed it, but in responso to a reso
lution of the Senate, averred that PIr.
Bliss "had paid over to him the balance
which appeared on the books of the de
partment." It is admitted that state
ments of PIr. Gi)son, made on numer
ous occasions, in his official character
and over bis ofleial signature, make
very strong case against him.
For instance, he reported under date
of March 29th, 185G, giving the dates,
that Breslin had paid him $836,101.57,
and says, "this includes all that I have
received from the late Treasurer up
this time." Agah, in a statement of
tho condition of the Treasury, submit
ted by Gibson to ihe Joint Committee
on tho 15th Dec. last, the balance due
from PIr. Breslin, exclusive of the sus
pended debt of $2)1, 030. C5, is said
bo $0,399.92, which it was understood
Mr. Gibson was willing to assume, and
for which he was liable to aeeount. On
the 9th of April last, PIr. Gibso'n pub
lished, pursuant tj requirement of law,
an abstract exnitutiug the condition
of the Treasury to the 7th of that
Of this statement, the report says:
"It is so constructed as to enable him
to swear to it without subjecting him
solf to a criminal charge, and yet leaves
a false impression.'
He was required by law to "set forth
tho amount of Bioney actually in the
Treasury at Columbus" as well as "the
amount of the drafts, bills of exchange,
and other evidences of debt; yet he did
not add tho column containing eviden
ces 01 debt, nor is there 6uch an item
os "moDey in tha Treasury." Tho Re
port justly says of PIr. Gibson's pres
ent declarations, that Breslin did not
pay him money, that however solemnly
made, tuey "aro not entitled to any
credit, unless sustained and corrobora
ted by the records of the office, the testimony
of others, or the declarations
and conduct of PIr. Breslin. Thestrong
point against Broslin, which corrobo
rates the latest statement of Gibson,
that (according to his cwn thowing)
with amplo money in tho Treasury
meet all demands upon tho Treasury,
he issued a circular to the County Treas
urers, referring them to tho act
1841, nnd calling upon them to make
the advances roiuired by that law
enable him to pay the Jauuary inter
est. In compliance with the demand,
tho County Treasurers . paid into
State Treasury $700,710.70 between
tho filh day of Nov. and tho time
which ho was succeeded by PIr. Gib
son." Tho Report before us says:
It has been shown that he (Bres
lin) had sufficient means to pay all
claims tgainst the Treasury, without
making this demand. Why, then,
he make it? The testimony of
llines, late Treasurer of Franklin
county , discloses tho fact that thero
an extraordinary anxiety on the part
PIr. Breslin to reeeivo tho $20,000
from (hat County. lie called twice
the office of the County Treasurer, be
fore that officer, fur reasons assigned
in Lis deposition, very reluctantly paid
it. If thero was, as tho books showed
there should have been, more than half
a million in tho Treasury, thero was
valid reason for tho anxiety which he
in this instance.
The facts disclosed in tho deposition
of Mr. W. (. l)ebhlcr, furnished une
quivocal evidence of an empty Treasu
ry toward the lo of Mr. Brcslin's
;-'!iri rii' ti a'i'-li. '1 h- I -j-'d. '.f thk
Pi.'t', ns before slated, tdiowed more than
en" h.-t1!' a million in his bands, yet be
not only i'i"M" ted the bolder l.v pojit-
poim 1 1 1 1 o e ten tat ion ol a ilr.ilt ot
'. it), (11)1), luit, when it was .i It imntely
presented, puil only n portion ot too
anount. I hough frcriuently impor
tuned for tho balance, it was not paid
for more than two weeks after its first
presentation. It was finally redeemed
in funds which clearly indicated that
tho Treasury was dependent upon its
liuly receipts to meet its current ex
Breslin was requested ny letter to
furnish tho receipts executed by Gibson
to him, and to be present nt the exami
nation of tho witnesses, no did not
comply with tho request or respond to
ttie letter, Hut tied to a lorctgn juris
diction, and his flight was accompa
nied with declarations clearly proving
that ho resorted to it in order to avoid
inquiry; ho said to ono of tho witness
es that ho would not be taken; his per
son they should never lnvo under any
Gibson furnishod copies of tlie re
ceipts which ho received from Breslin,
and they confirm bis latter day statements.
Concerning Breslin's investments the
annexed information is given:
It appears that PIr. Broslin had some
interest in the Greensboro Bank of Pla
ryland, nn'd it is in evidence that lie
spent $10,000 in contesting and resist
ing tho repeal of its charter betore the
Legislature of that State. It is clear
that within the last year ho was the
bolder of $10,000 of the Cumberland
Savings Institution of tho same State.
Ho loaned $20,000 to tho Sandusky,
Mansfield Si N;wark Kailroad Company,
on which ho received but $3,000, and
compromised tlu balanco by taking the
bonds of the Cotipany fur $8,500, pay
able in 1858, 1S5), '00 and 'Ci:
Ho also loanel to tho Cleveland,
Zanosvillo & Cine nnati Railroad Com
pany a large sum, tho original amount
of which wo have not been able to learn,
in December last hero was duo upon
it tho sum of $28,5 19. $3, which was
paid in tho bonds of the Company, pay
able in November, 1859, with 7 per
It arrears that Mr. Breslin "sought
interviews with tvo of the witnesses
whom wo have examined, and in con
versations with then, mado aeknowl
edgments which demonstrate that tho
defalcation occurred Juring bis admin
istration of the Trcisury-."
WHAT MR. BRESLIN HAD TO SAY
In conversation with Col. Schonler
when urged to make n public exposi
tion of the matter, he replied that
would do no good," "that he could not
mako tho disclosure without involving
tho character of others and their fami
lies and that ho would not do." He
pronounced the attacks of tho press up
on iIr. ditison unjust, and says that
his (PIr. G's) "statements in regard
the defalcation were true" "that if
PIr. Gibson was to blame ono part in
hundred in regard to tlie matter, I am
to blame nincty-uiue ptrts in a bund
His conversation with Mr. Follett,
though evidently more guarded, was of
similar import. The niatc-ial part of
is so well narrated that we shall not at
tempt an abstract of it, but givo it in
full. PIr. Follett says: ".Ir B. affect
ed to attach importance to my opinions,
and I proceeded to test the sincerity of
this profession by recommending that
thero should be no loss of time on the
part of PIr. Gibson and himself in
meeting and writing out a itatemcntof
facts disclosing tho whole process of ap
propriation, let the blow fill where
might, regardless of party or persons.
I enforced this recommeudaiion by such
arguments nnd appeals as the subject
naturally suggested, alluding to his
family, relatives, his obligations to the
State, &c. I drew bis attention to the
fact that lie could not hide from tho
world the full amount of hif official de
linquency, and it depended upon him
self how low his offence should sink him
morally. To an extended appeal
this direction he replied bj stating
case: Suppose, (said PIr. B. suppose
( mind, I do not say it is so) but suppose
that individuals may have been con
cerned with mo in the use of diis money,
whoso position in society, orwhoso bus
iness, might be injured or destroyed,
by tho revelations you adiso mo
make, what then should I do? Ply re
ply in substanco was that ho should
place bis duty to his wife, his daughter
his family, his friends, his obligations
to the State, his official oath, in ono tide
of the scale, and in the other his obli
gations to these men, and if tho latter
outweighed the former, his course was
plain one. To all this hU nr.--.vir was,
"I will think yet. Alter a few general
remarks, our interview ended, and
have not seen PIr. B. since.
WHO STOLE THE MONEY?
No one, we think, can read the
which is here appendod, and
which wo havo given a brief abstract
tho foregoing pages, without being con
vinced that the two lato Treasurers were
wholly unworthy the positions which
they have occupied. It is our opinion
that John G. Breslin abstracted
money from the Treasury, and that
II. Gibson, by concealing the defalca
tion, has disregarded his official
and made himself an accessory to
The question "where is f7te peojlc$
moiiry?" remainB unanswered. The
All the facts aro known to ono
and ho, though importuned to do so,
refused to disclose them. Enough
been elicited to render it probabld
tho money has been scattered with
free hand, and that tho parties who
hold it aro numerous, and many of
boyoud the boundaries of this State.
From the Indian Country.
St. Louh, Au. 22, Colonel
from New iWexieo, reports a
between tho Apaeho Indiana aud
Miles' command on tho (Jila river,
which twenty-live Indians wero
and upwurds of thirty wounded. tenants
Stein and Davis, and uiuo
Col. Miles reeovered a large amount
Jt.y-Thc J'urkerhbureh fjazctto
th.it tho whipping buuineHS of that
is inereahing tj fcueh mi extent
(litre is need of enlarging their
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Suspension of the Trust Co.
Tho city papers of Tuesday announeo
the suspension of .payments by the 0
L. Insurance and Trust Co., on Mon
day afternoon, in conscqucneo of tho
suspension of the New York brandi of
that institution,vhich took place thepame
day. Humors arc prevalent of heavy
losses ana embezzlements, as tlio cause
. . i . .
of tho suspension, but as yet nothing re
liable is known. A dispatch from New
York, dated Tuesday, 1'. M., say3 that
the President, who is now in that city,
has published a card, in which ho states
that tho capital of tho Company is two
millions, and is sound and reliablo, ex
clusive of losses. The Tribune, how
ever, Mates that the company's liabilities
are estimated at from five to seven mil
lions. Tho suspension caused a panic
in Wall etrcct, and the heavy bankine-
houses of John Thompson, and Delancy,
Iselin & Co., failed. Other failures were
In Cincinnati, the excitement caused
by the suspension is very great, the Trust
Co. being the depository of tho means
of private individuals, as well as of oth
er banking houses, to a very large am't.
Unlimited confidence has hitherto been
felt in its solvency, and many of its
friends still believe that it will bo able
to pay all its indebtedness. Mr. Smead,
the well known head of tho Citizen's
Bank, mado a speech to the excited
crowd around tho Bank on Tuesday, in
which he expressed his entire confidence
in its solvency, and stated that ho had
himself $100,000 on deposit In it
vaults. His remarks tended greatly
riu'u o .In) cicitcnient and restore confi
The Treasury Defalcation.
Wo devote a largo portion of our gpaoo
this week to a very full and satisfactory
abstract of the Report on tho Treasury
defalcation, made by the speeiul Com
missioner, Mr. Sparrow of Columbus,
and the Auditor of State. We are in
debted for tho abstract to that excellent
paper, tho Cincinnati Commercial.
By a careful perusal of thia document
our readers may learu the leading facts
connected with tho stupendous robbery
of which our Stato has been tho victim,
Although tho most interesting question,
117ia has become, of the money? still
mains unanswered, yet enough is dis
closed to enable us to judgo with rea
sonable certainty who was tho principal
agent in the daring and shameful crime.
The brand of eternal infamy is placed
upon tho forehead of JOHN G. B11E8-
LIN, lata Democratic Treasurer,
his namo will henceforth bo associated
with those of the l'riees, the Swartwouts
and other convicted plunderers of
Liverpool dates to the 12(li
liuvo been received nt New York,
wteuiner AiiIo-Suxoii. The miLmuriuo
tr.k-graph flout hud bailed on tlio
iuht., aiid tlio laj in of the ckLIo
progrcHhinj lit tlio rto of about 5 wiles
1'readhtulTd at Liverpool were
with a downward tendency. Ohio
Flour ck'itd nt 'JJ(j,32?. prill.
The Republican County Ticket.
The Citizen of last, week, referring to
the candidates on the Republican coun
tJtickef,s.iys: "It will be observed that they have all
their places filled with old party hacks,
innny of whom have been repeatedly de
feated, cither before conventions of
their own parties or the public."
Thoso who know the men referred to
by tho Citizen, need not be told that its
assertion is wholly unfounded, and must
havo been dictated by sheer party ma
lignity. The truth is, that at least five
of tho candidates on our ticket have
never been candidates before, while of
tho other five, two (Plessrs. Stevens and
Rothrock) wero elected by largo majori
ties tho only time they ever ran for of-
lice, nnd only wcrc ever defeated be
foro tho peoplo.
A charge of this kind, even if it were
true, comes with an ill grace from the
ctntor ot tlio Citizen. "Peoplo who
live in grass houses should not throw
New York Cattle Market.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, P. M.
jieeven nmmei nvprenned i roreiptn 4,M,p,
liend nl prices 1 '-.in'Jn lower; liuvnrn clemmul
sun lumier reduction, nuti iioiiiem re prenn
lug on Hie murket. Tlie quotation nr J
I I ot,
MARRIED. At ilm niirott IIt)ii. on tl
24th Hint., I.y Kev. I). W liiliner. Mr. IAt;
Drown to M inn aiiaii Ilurr, both of Iliirh
On lliefilli lnst.,bv J. R. Ifuehev. Fnn..Mr
ALFRED 1SKOWN 10 illlun A UN ftlXRIA lOX.
IS la saU Deeds!
A SinTLY of Wank Deetln nntl Mortgaged
(bwnn s Improved form) just pi inti-d on fine
pnper, and lor mile l.y Ihe quire, dozen, or tnu
gle one at THIS Ol TI CE
A Good (.irl YVantrd!
'O DO the housework of a mnall fnnillv.
Permanent employment and rood wnp-es
will bo given. Apply at THIS Or rTCIi.
One More Favor Asked!
JU11IN liri ALI,, cnmiklul for ninny pent
favors received from liia old frieiule and
Customers, rcnperlfully nifornn them that he
linn disposed of his ntock of Dry (Joodn, Oro
cenee i:c. to Iphbc Lolvin, and would now an
or them tho a Uiitionnl furor of culling and
set tlhif; Iheir respet!live nteoii ut n, an goon
possible. 7 he bookn will be found nt tlio old
nliintl, where M r. S. T. Shrope ormvnelf will
attend to Retlleint nta. JUlIN DUVAI.I,.
Aug. 27, 18;5. aug'iTif
Phecnix Insurance Co
Cash Capital $200,000
IV I til It
S. h. LOOMIS, Pres.
II. Kk.m.ogo, Scc'y.
rpiIE TIKKNIX INSURANCE COMPANY
X biivintr comnlied witli the luwa of Hi
Stale, In prepared, throiiph Its Aeeut in lhi
City, to imue pulieies ngiiiimt lost or damage
rent reasonable mtes
Dwelling lloimes nnd their contents liisured
for a torm of years, nt extremely low rate.
Purticulur attention In (riven to lliis brauoli of
Insurance by the I'htimix Company.
Lussri cjuilably otljustrd anil pr unfitly paid
in rash. W. M. MEEK, Ajreiit.
TTUffice on High at., uortli of Main.
IY virtue of an execution to me tlireeled
from the Court of Common Pleos of High
land county, Ohio, I will oiler for sale ot pub
lic miction, before tho duor of the Court House
;Ou Uie29tlt ol Splnilfi 1857,
at tho boor of I o'clock 1'. M. ol said d J v. tlio
fullowiii described Real Estate:
f4 feet olT the smith Ride ol In-lot No.
(seventy) in Smith and Trimble's addition
the of town of Hillxbtiro.
Levied upon as the property of Elias Broad
stoue.at the suit of William Scott. Apprais
ed at J;1..-!!). Terms cash.
eug-JTls J. II. MULLENIX, Sh'tTH. C.
Ohio Criminal Laws and Forms.
SECOND FDITION, enlarged and revised
lo suit the Statutes of 1H:7.
Justices of the Fence and Mayors are nil-tboriz.-il'lo
purchase this work out of the Fines
EXTRACTS rsoM S RCCHMKN HATIONS .
"I woultl not be without it (jr ten times
its prioe." M. WADDEL,
Justice of the Peace and Mayor, Hillshoro.
" I lie system observed In arranging
Statutes, precedent, and the relerences
authorities, makes it a work a. Imlrnl.lv adapt-
eu 10 lis object. ' ' S. t, TAYLOIt,
Coin, l'leas Judge.
"No Library in Ohio la complete withoui
and no Justice of the Pence or Mayor shun
attempt to sdmiiiisltr the Criminal Law
without a copy." THOMAS HOLTON,
Coin . l'leas J uilge.
"To Justices of the Teuce, Mayors, &c,
wlU be of ttlinoKt Indispensable necessity, whilst
to Prosecuting Attorneys and the liar gener
ally it will prove highly convenient"
JOSIAII SCOTT, Supreme Judge.
"Magitiat'8 will especially find it of great
value iu the discharge of llieir dulit-s, while
exposition of the Law, and simple arrange
ment, commend it to tlie study of the private
citUeu." Ii. STOKE It,
Judge of Superior Court of Cin.
"It is much needed hy Justices and Attor
neys ol Ohio generally."
O. HOW F.N, Supreme Judges.
"I have examined the work l!h considera
ble care, and expressed the opinion that it
exceedingly practical "
JOHN V. OAK EY, Com. Fleas Judge,.
"The Work is of great practical value
only to Justices, Constables, and other uliicers,
tut to the Lawyer, though well read in Criui
inul Jurisprudence." Ii. F. HOFFMAN,
Com . I'l. -us J uilge.
"I regard the Work as worthy of a place
the library of every lawyer in Ohio; and
which should bo owned and carkhji.i.v sii
by every Justice of the Peace Iu the State
expects to aid in the enforcement of tbeCiiiu
iaal Law." WM. SAMl'I.F.,
Com. l'leas J uil.e.
"I have no doubt that if 'Warren's Ohio
Criminal Law anil Forma.' , n supplied
all our Justices and Maynr,i who havo crimi
nal biiHiuios b. foro the, a, u would save mure
costs to the County Treasuries every
than the expense u furnishing them "
WM. LAWK ENfE, Com. Fleas Judge.
Price -I iu. A. IlKOWM Geu. Aa'l,
aug(iw3 Ilelh.loutalne, O
Importers & Jobbers of
I'o. II, r;irl SiiM-i'l,
nAVK IN STORK a heavy and complete
stock of Stuole and 1' ancy, Foreign
Dsmeiiiia Dry Ouuili, jN otioiis, and Carpeting,
adapted to hull and Winlor trude. 'J li-j atten
tion of buyers is solicited.
A;.eijt f'l, J Ki'i . (uz'J0C
i I h
HUM &. , l "u::i STcrn
CLOTiiino An i) nr;cr. aoczs.
1! K nn,v r.Mi!,' for pxnnilnntlon. V linva
krn morn lino, u r nr, I mr9 fn M,t! inir
nntl nH iiu iMi'lnrl n er our Mnok, nl think
rim ii.iv' wilti ' r I e t ri.rill.lonrn timt our Ktyloii
nd work m e rflilly brllor ihnn rnn hn fouuil
Rl any oilier liou. We lioncilly li.lnk no,
nil will gunrrinlep rriry nrlirfq to !, houpHtl v
worlli tlii, mnou lit juiitl. Onr prlri urn fix,!
nnd ninrkotl upon rvnry arli'eto. No Clnrk In
llowoil to nnk nv morn, or Inko any tlmn
tin, nini ket) prion. We keep th brut Rood nnd
II nt a motlertiln profit. We do not clnlm in
noil (joodn l rout, nxrrjit limy linve henn kept
over; tlirsn wnnrn willing to, In ortler to clour
out ilork ; Ini t we Ho r lnim to Hell pooda at
moilrnlo pi iei . We linve built up n hirpn nnd
reKpi'clnlile trnita upon tlint nlnnn, nntl Intend
t ok pep our nnment the bentl of the list or IKJHHT
n the iitlompt. 1 o u will ti on in on fourth
street, No. 10, nox I door to Sliillilo Ifi Co. Font
Mr In. CineiniiRti. npllV
t. tv. sniAi;K a t o.
TlckMs for a Kull r Half Course of In
struction at Guntlry's Commercial Collge(
Cincinnati, can be obtained at this o flic 8 at a
considerable discou nt from the regular price.
Young men wishing to qualify llicmselveg for
Mercantile llusineM, will find this one of the
best institutions in the Vest. jy23
LANCASTER WHEAT DRILLS
Com at Last!
WOULD respectfully announrn t th
. Farmers of Hiirhliiiid, tbf I fcsve fimncht
few" more of those exreHorrt Mnchinesto
HilUboro. Those wishing to obtnin Machine
for this Fall's Sowlnir. will do themselves and
us a f.1Vnr t.y ordering soon, as we are confident
wr mm a ,9 uaie to supply the unprecedent
ed items nil this year for the.n.
1 bese Drill were extensively circulated
through your conntv lost Fnll, we having sold
Sixty Jiv of them. -ve need but to refer you
to any who linve used them for a recommenda
tion. Our Drill ln. . n,. i,, i. r
the ilny, being improved tn some respects over
.nun.- w-nr. i no iifrai tiic.fl murh
heavier at the point, ohv ktln the diirieultv of
sometimes breaking them. This Is aa rsson.
lial ilem in using them ninnni stumna. rnnia
anil stones. IYmons selectiuir themselves
Drill, will do well lo examine our machines In
this pellicular, as the only luipediinen t lo their
general use has been the denser i t tb hoe
or teeth breaking at the point where the rivet
(listens the point to the castmir.
the Wright .V I'lircell Drill of Lancaster.
is one of the foiemnst Drills In the catalogue
of State and (.'oiinly Fair Exhibitions, having
been awarded the highest and most valuable
premiums and ilipl. inas. given tn this class of
AirrieullurHl implements We warrant this
Drill to be con posed of good materinl , and to
sow W heat. Kve. Outs. Ilarlev. and nt the,
same time Sow (JrasH Seed of any description.
it is also more simple nnd easy in ailiustment
than wis the same Drill last season, being ad
justed simply by means of a thumb-screw in
serted at tlie end of Ihe box.
We Invite all who wish to procure an article
of tliis kind, to examine our Drills, before air-
chasing elsewhere, as we are certain time and
money will he saved in to doing.
Mr. V m. II Glenn , lit the Kallrond Depot,
II il Ishoro, wil I he ready to serve all calls In
my obsence, nnd when here, I can be aeen at
the Ellii'ott Houso.
augjiiwj J 1. THROCKMORTON.
Just received at the Old Stand of
IliKli Mrit, South or Walnut,
A I.AKliK ASSUKTMENT f
ti- OF FU IN TU RE. consisting. In VS.
part of 14 1
Dress and Common Bureaus;
lietlsteads of all the various pntterns;
Sofrs, Lounges, Miittrnsses, Cribs, &c.
Break fast, Dining, Card aud Centre Table;
- Wash and Candle Stands;
Cone Sent, Windsor end Splint-Bottom
Chairs, together with all other articles usually
kept iu Furniture Ware Rooms.
The uudersigne.l has nu hand an assortment of
Metallic Burial Canes,
of tlie best style. He Is also prepared to fur
nish, on short notice, any style of WOOD
COFFJN that may be preferred, of the best
A I wsys in readiness, lie will attend Funerals
The fact that the undersigned lias had over
thirty j ears' experience in this business, is
perhaps, a sufficient guaranty to the public,
without further words, that all calls upon him
will be properl v attended to.
r HE HOARD OF EDUCATION wish to
employ one Male and two Female Teacher
for the L' nion Schools of Hillxboto. Applica
tion to be made by the 1st of September.
By older of the Board.
augl3w3 J. 1. WOODROW, Sec'y.
('state of Harrison Paris, dee'd.
NOTICE is hereby given that the subscri
ber was this day duly appointed and qual.
itii'd ns Administrator of the estate of Harri
son Paris, dee'd, late of Highland county, O.
Duted August 15, 1857.
aug'JOwJ F. LIJ All WALKER.
BY VIRTUE of two orders of sale from
the Court of Common Pleas of High
land County. Ohio, one in favor of Abraham
Zuck , and one in fuvor of F.lisha Zook, and
bulb against Maliliin Wlckershnm aud Joseph
Frve, partners as W ickershuin oz. Frye, I will
ofl'er at public miction, before the door ol the
Court House in Hillshoro.
On Un' IOUi of M pli'tiibcr, 19S7.
nl I o'clock P. M. of said day, the following
described real estate, lo il:
In Lot No. 3- in I' e ti.wn of Sinking
fprings, iu iit coiiiiU i: Highland, with all
ihe ppu rleiiaitces thereunto belonging.
Tern s cunh in band p praised al $.'21100.
JOSEPH H. MULLENIX.
augGts Sh'ff II. Co.
' I Ml E copi.r' ' ership of Tiimbln Si. Kockhold
-1 lias b. ei. oissolv. il litis day by mutual
consent. 'I lie business of ihe late firm will
he closed by N. Uockhnld, who will continue
Ihe trade at Tri ml Ic's Old Stand, aud ia no
ulleri tig greater inducements toCush and prompt
Selling ofTI.arge Stock, Staple, Domestic,
and 1' alley Dress Goods,
to ninlio room lor New Stock!
Produce taken iu exchange for Goods, A.e.
Mil Ishoro, Aug. 4 th, 1H57. angFttf
IJROrOSALS will he received by Die LWJ
of Education U nt II the I T.Vli duy of Septem
ber, for the delivery of 4iicords good Wood,
to be (lelin ieil I , the lilh day of October.
Hy onl. r i.i tlie )l,.,ird.
aui:ij J. I. VVOODROVV, Rec'y
1 1 1 1 IT GUNS, Rifles and rislolsi Powder
Horns, Powder I' tasks, bhot Pouches,
Wad Cullers, Plugs, Nipples and tubes, Game
H ies Shot and Lead. For sale cheap by
Upll, J . Ii. luui.iir.iiiA,
O YOU SHAV E ? ( Co u rte You Vt I
Then no to J. II. Mtit.i. Unix's and buy
one of his Superior Razors, aud enjoy the
luxury of en easy shave. XiJ
uplli J, II. II U LI( l'.IN 1 h
ON SATURDAY, the 2Jth of August, 18.r.T,
llierd will be sold at the residence of the
subsnriber, 4 miles East of Hillshoro,
1 Two-Horse Wagon, 1 Buggy, 'J " 3 Head
oT Horses, 5 Milch Cows, about DO (lead of
Young Cuttle, vai ious ages, hood of Youdj
Docs, a lot of Poplar I Uuk, and every variety
of i arming Tools and Household Gos.ls,
Sale to commence at 10 o'clock. A, M.
TERMS A credit of U inonlha will t glv.
! ! t i
-ii on all sums over 1. 1, by the purchaser giv
ing siiM.i iut fj mil old security,
turti. JOHN HIESTAKP. .