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. BUSINESS UIliBC'l'OKY.
T. A. PLANTS, Attorney and Couucelor
at l,aw, Pomoroy, O. OMce In the Court House.
BIMPSON dV LASLEY, Attorneys &
Counselors at luw and goiieral collecting agents,
Pomeroy, O. Office in the Courl-House. S-ly.
1UH . llNi. JAI'OB S. K1KUART.
HANNA A EARHAUT, Attorneys at
Law, Pomeroy, O. All business animated to their
cure will receive prompt attention. 1-1
THOMAS CARLETON, Attoiuey and
Counselor at Law. Office, Linn Btreet, east tide,
two doors above T. J. Smith's Slioe Wore, opposite
tbe Keiiiinelon House. All business entrusted to
bis care will receive prompt attention. 1-34.
a. a. a-iowi.KK.
r; h. orosvickor.
KXOWLES ic GllOSVENOR, Attor
ueysut Law, Athens, Athens County, .Ohio,, will
attend the soveral CourW of Meigs County, on the
1st duy of each term. Office at the "Gibson
House." ; "?
UNITED STATES HOTEL. M. A.
Hcosoa, Proprietor; (formerly occupied by M. A.
Webster) one square bel.w the Rolliiig-MIII.Pomgw.
N,0. iiywulewroM to accoiuuiodute both man
aud beast in Hie best manner, Mr. Hudson hopes to
receive a constantly Increasing patronage. 2-5-ly.
VK GOODS GROCERIES CLOTHING,
A. L. STAN SB U RYTW holesale Grocer,
Rice's Building, cornor Front and Race fitrects,
Middleport, Ohio. Country Mercliauteand Ketail
Grocers are especially requested to call. 30-0in
TSAAC FALLER, Clothier, Grocer and
ry Goods Duulur, Drst Store ubove Doiinally &
Jennlng'-, near the Rolliug-Mill. Pomeroy, O.
Country Merchants are respectfully requested to
call and examine my stock of Groceries, as 1 am
conlidi'iil that I cannot be undersold. 1-33
I'OMIillOY ItOULIKG MILL. CO.
Keep constantly on hand and manufae-
ture to order, all kinds and sizes of flat, round and
square iron of suporior quality, which they oiler,
wholesale and retail, at current rutes. Also,
American aud Swede nail rods, steel and Iron
plow-wings, cast aud shear steel, wagon boxes
Scran-Iron and kidney ore taken in exchange.
13-ly". L. A. OSTKOM, Supt.
STEAM SAW MILL, Front street, Pom
eroy. near Karr'a Run. Mai H. Nye, Proprietor,
Lumber sawed to order ou short notice. Plastering
lain coiHtantly ou haud, for salei 1 1
JOHN S. DAVIS, has his Planing Ma
chine, on Sugar Ruu, Pomeroy, in good order, and
constant operation. Flooring, walbr-boardlug,
dir., kept constantly on hand, to fill orders. 1-1(1
PETER LAMBRECHT, Watchmaker
Dealerin Watches, Clocks. Jewelry and Fancy
Articles, Court street, below the new Banking
House, Pomeroy. Wutcbee, Clocks aud Jewelry
carefully repaired on short notice. 1-1
W. A. AICHER, Watchmaker and Jew
eler, and wholesale and retail dealer In Watchea,
Clocks, Jewelrv and Fancy Goods, Front-st., above
the Remington House, Ponieroy. Particular atten
tion paid to repairing all articles in my line. 1-1
BOOTH AND SHOES.
T. WHITESIDE, Manufacturer of Boots
and Shoes, Front Str6et, three doors above Stone
bridge. Tha best of work, for Ladles and Gentle
. -men. made to i rder. 1-1
MoQUIGG & SMITH, Leather Dealers
and Finders, Court direct, 3 doors below the Bank,
and opposite Branch's Store, Pomeroy, 0
SUG AR-RUN Salt Company.. Salt twen-
lY-nrO CeilU OCT DU0UO1 unco iicur mo rurnnuc.
. J'A - ' " C. GKAJST, Agent,
POlMEROY Salt Company. Salt twenty-
Ave cent ner bnshel. 1-f
DABNEY Salt Company, Coalport. Salt
twenty-dve eents per bnshel for country trade.
1-1 0. W. COOPER, Secretary.
F. E. HUMPHREY, Blacksmith, in hU
new building, back of the Bank building, Pomeroy.
Job Work of all kinds. Horse-shoeing, executed
with neatness and dispatch. 1-1
l LYMAN, Painter and Glajier, back
'rooas of P. Lambrecbt's Jewelry Store, west aide
Court street, Pomeroy, O, 1-1
JOHN EISELSTIN, Saddle, Harness and
Trunk Manufacturer, Front Street, three doors be
low conn, roineroy, will execute all work on'
trusted to hlscare withaeatnaasend dispatch. Sad'
dips gotten lip in the neatest style. 1-22
JAMES WRIGHT, Saddle and Harness
Maker, fihnp over Black and Rathburn's stare.
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nunnii'i v i-x
fiARRTAftK AV WAfWiN MAirlWfi k
M. RtsrrnER," Front ,ftret, Srat corner below the
nisuiiiK-eiMi, ruiucnij, v. All snicm in nia line
of business manufactured at reasonable rates, aud
'they are especially reeommendod for durability.
PETER CROSBIE, Wagon Maker. Mul-
erry street, west sine, inree aeon Hack street,
Pomeroy, Ohio.. Manufacturer of Wagons, Bug
gies, Carriages, Ac. All orders tiled on short
r. liEftfistR'v: :
P. C. WHAtEY. Surgeon Dentist,
- Hummer's Building 2nd Story, Rutland street,'
Jliddleoort,0. All operatlous pertaining to tha
profession promptly performed. Ladles waited
' upon at their residence. If desired. - j-
. s J-1 POCKBT COTLER1. i i. ..' . . "
A SUPERIOR lot of Pocket Cutlery, may
. be found in my establishment, which for
cheapness, defy competition. Call and con
June 21-28-3m, ' P. LAMBRECHT.
. ' A HTJWDRED TEARS AGO. :
Whore are the birds that sweetly sang ' ' '
A hundred years ago! -- , .
The flowers that in beauty sprang
A hundred years agol. 1 , . , ,
The lip Ibat smiled .
i , The eyes that wild ,
Soft eyos upon
- Whore, O where, are the Hps and ayes,
The inalder'a smiles, the lover's sighs,
That wora ao long ago? ,
Who peoplod ail 1he clty'a street)
A hundred years ago?
Who fllled the church, with faces meek,
A hundred years agor
The sueerlng tale
, Of sisters frail,
The plot that worked' '"'
Wbere, O whOrel are the plots and sneers,
, The poor man's hopes, the rich man's fears,
i, j,- .nuw'Ww sh-long fo1-'t "'
Whpre are tbe graves where dead men slept
A hundred yearaagor
Who, whilst living, ol'ttlmes wept,
A hundred years ago?
By other men.
They knew not then,
'1 heir lands are tilled,
Their homes are Ailed
Yot Nature then was Just as gay,
And bright the sun shone as to-day,
A hundred years ago.
The Gospel of Business.
The editor of a paper published at
Wakefield, Rhode Island, essays an edito
rial on this subject, which is worthy of
consideration. Hie following truthful
words ought to be printed in letters of
gold, and pasted in every man s hat:
"While the secular element in erery
sermon might perhaps be regarded exces
sive, yet the assignment to it of a more
common and prominent place in the pul
pit, would not be amiss. These outstand
ing accounts are 'runious things, both
morally and financially. Had the Gospel
of Business been thoroughly preached and
piaciised, we had escaped the slough of
1 I .l 1 a T l
uHnKruuicy in wnicu we are now nounaer
ing. But we can conceive that a n.inister
who should preach the whole Gospel, as it
bears upon secular affairs, upon debt and
credit, capital and labor, woik and wages,
money and usuiy. speculation, bonds,
mortgages, collaterals, securities and con
signments; in a word, upon the perpen
dicular right and wrong ol tiade and busi
i6s of every kind, would be immensely
unpopular both iih the money making
and money spending part of the commu-
nuy. urn nouuiig is more needed man
such hq application of the Gospel to the
practical alkies of lite, and that, too, in the
actual detail of .trade and finance, and
business intercliangee of every kind. A
ministry that in these matters would lay
judgment to the line, and righteousness
to Hie plummet that would preach a Gos
pel of stringent honesty, between man and
man, would do an impoitant, but neglec
ted part of the woik' of an evangelist."
An Awful Retribution.
Some time last spring, ears the St.
Louis "Democrat" a company of Pike's
Peakera left Gray ville, Illinois, for' the
Kansas gold regions. While traveling
through the Indian country .on their way
out, one of the company, a young man of
desperate character, trom the vicinity of
Grayville, named Haines, declared his
determination to shoot the first Indian he
met; and, unhappily, during the day they
overtook on the piairie a defenseless
squaw, wheu he, in mere wicked, wanton
ness, levelled his gun and shot her dead.
His companions were horror-stricken at
the blood-thiisty deed, but felt tliat they
had no power to punish him. The tribe
to which the squaw belonged was not far
distant when the deed was perpetrated.
They discovered her lifeless body, and saw
at once the manner of her death. The
pursued the Illinois Pike's Peakers, and
in a few hours overtook them, and deman
ded to know who had committed the mur
der. The company of five or six Pike's
Peakers found themselves surrounded by
nearly two hundred enraged Indians, who
threatened to immolate the whole party if
they did not point out and give up the
murderer. To save their own lives, they
gave up Haines to their vengeance. He
was taken by the Indiana to a distance,
while his companions tarried on their route
to see what would be bis fate. After a
while the Indians returned, with their vic
tim literally fayed alive. They had
skinned him from head to toot. The
wretched being was still alive wheu
brought back to his companions. He lived
in agony long enough to tell how he had
been tortured, but was soon released by
death from unspeakable sufferings.
Our Children Our children are to
fill our phces in society iu Church and
State, and the manner in which they will
fill them depends upon the manner in
which we educate them. If we train them
up in the Sabbath School, for God and his
Church, they will amply repay us for our
caie but if they are trained up for the
world in the streets in the gambling
and tippling saloon in Sabbath breaking,
profanity, licentiousness, and intemperance
in idleness in sin, they will dishonor
our names, and repay us by aud by with a
How fearful our responsibility! When
we consider that out son may make a
talented, useful and bappy man, respected
and beloved by all around him, or he may
make a consummate villain, detested by
the world as a nuisance and a curse, and
that our daughter has a corresponding air
lernative before her that in the history
of both, in all probability, there is a crisis,
or turning point, when it is uncertain
which way they will preponderate and
that we necessarily play an important part
in tipping the scale, -we can but feel that
this is a matter not to be trifled with, and
that every means possible should be re
torted to, in order to secure the right drift,
and save, those so dear to us. As we
should have them honorably act their part
upon the singe of life, so let us sedulously
aim to qualify them for it. Morning Star.
- FoodFrices ami Demand. r .
The West is gorged with food, and yet
pines for the means of life. She has just
naped a most magnificent- harvest, and
yet is without a spare dollar in her pocket.
There is no end to her producer nor any
end apparently to her destitution. ' She is
in want of the very first of all civilised
necessities. We .don't mean bread, for
the savage also needs that, but a market.
She knows not wheie to send her wheat.
Europe has enough of her own. The Mid
dle Slates have as much as they care for.
Cold New England which cannot grow it,
will . require some, aud so , will the hot
South, but nothing like the quantity the
West would be glad to dispose of. There
is no demand corresponding to the supply;
neither will therti'li3w"tA"d'ct'3meo,'
come, exeept in occasional years, when ex
traordinary causes operate abroad, like war
or signally bad weather. In ordinary
years, the quantity of wheat Europe will
want fiom the West will be but a mere
handful to what the West is able to fur
nish. The demand abroad, since the ports
of Great Britain were thrown open to its
free admission, has not increased in any
thing like the ratio of the increase of
supply, nor will it in the future.
What then has the West to do? First,
she must make up her mind to sell for
lower prices, and do what she can in this
way to enlarge her market both at home
and abroad. Wheat i! no exception to the
general rule that cheapness promotes de
mand. As prices fall, consumption inev
itably increases. And the price of wheat
must continue to fall, for the West is every
year enlarging her limits, bringing new
land under cultivation, and furnishing
new supplies. It is as idle for Ohio and
Illinois to hope to keep up wheat to the
old standard as it was forty years ago, for
South Carolina and Georgia to look for a
continuance of the old rates for cotton
when tbe States beyond were filling up
with cotton-planters. Moreover, there
are other causes, besides the extending
area of cultivation, at work to lower the
price of .wheat particularly the almost
universal Use into which reaping machines
and thrashing machines and all the im
proved agricultural implements of the day
are rapidly coming throughout the great
agricultural region of the North-West.
One of these machines can do the work of
ten or fifteen men, and they are completely
revolutionizing the old order of things
when labor was the chief element in the
cost of , production. The steam plow,
which has been'rectntly brought to great
perfection, will soon, there is every reason
lo believe be introduced into the western
prairies, and will prove another most pow
erful auxiliary in saving labor and cheap
ening production. The West, then, must
reconcile herself to the necessity of low
prices for her great commercial staple, and
not only for this year, but for all ordi
nary years hereafter. .
Yet there is a mode of putting a limit
to this downward tendency of gain, and
but one; and that is by enlarging and
strengthening the home market. The
loom and the anvil must be recognized as
the natural allies of the plough and the
harrow. The mechanic arts and manu
factures open new spheres of employment,
and gather masses of population who have
need of the products of the farmer, and,
through their own productive industry
are able to pay good prices for the 6ame.
A foreign market not only involves the
loss consequent upon distant transporta
tion, but it is at best very limited and very
variable, for there is not a nation in Europe
which does not make it a point to raise its
own breads tuffs from its own 6oil. The
West in this respect is very differently
situated from the South. The latter has
virtually a monopoly in her great staple;
and other nations have no,home growth
with which to make themselves indepen
dent of her. It is of comparatively little
consequence though we think of more
consequence than she imagines whether
she has a home market or not; for she is
6ure of a foreign market. The Went has
uo such assurance. The custom Europe
accords to her is at best but contracted and
precarious. A home market is her only
The time is not far distant when she
will realize this as she has never yet done.
The great body of her Representatives and
Senators have hitherto acted in opposition
to all measures calculated to protect and
foster the arts and manufactures of their
own section and the country at large.
They have been accustomed to regard free
trade in wheat as the summum bonum of
their industrial life, and have believed that
the barometer of their prosperity and ad
versity hung nowhere out in Mark Lane.
Hard experience, is, we trust, gradually
curing the We6t of this great mistake.
She is learning the lesson that without the
advantages of a large mechanical and man
ufacturing population in her own midst,
or at least near at hand, as consumers, the
demand for -her products must be small in
proportion to her supply, and that she is
constantly drained of her cold by paying
for manufactured goods which she must
have, and yet can pay for in no other way.
She is fast finding that she will thrive best
in and with the thrift of her own kith and
Affrat at Blck Licks. An affray oc
cured at the Blue Lick Springs, Kentucky,
on Monday last, between Robert Abbo'tt
and one or two of his sons, on one side,
and a man named Delaney and his son, on
the other, in which the elder Pehney was
X3T There are four million students and
one hundred and flftv thousand tonfihera
in the publie schools of the United Slates.
mi 1 m
mere is one student lor every : live free
Dersons. .. In Great Britain thorn in nn
student to every eight persons; in France
one to every ten.
POMEROY, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1859.
. Mave Trade Arguments. .
A Mississippi paper (the "Cross City")
thus gives its reasons for favoring the re
opening of the . foreign slavs trade:
"A great deal cau be inHpro and con.
We shall confine ourself to arguments in
favor of the foreign slave train. J And the
first is, that it will give poliijcal power to
the South. It were a fatal, blindness, to
ignore the truth that the po great sec
tions of this country are T Htinct, and a
fatal error to suppose that (lore -can be an
equality of rights without hn Equality of
political power to sustain .'.:sera,. it the
North has an excess, the I: , !h will gov
ern, and ttc era, y It is 1 r'y ifo pos
sible that all the. paper in In n's upon
MrlnsspicatjJ . . ; rf
"clal amTpbiitical conUiiitfna. f .Under' these
circumstances, the obly road to security
is the road to political power. The slave
trade will give us political power. Every
fifty thousand slaves that come will give
us the right to thirty thousand votes in the
National Legislature, and thus, therefore,
will contribute directly to the political
rower of the South. But more than this.
Tbe labor basis at the South is too small
to sustain even our present superstructure
or direction. Slave labor is too efficient
and too cheap to permit of hireling labor
in competition with H. It is too valuable
in agriculture to be used at cotton prices
in manufactures and the mechanic arts.
"The diflerence at the South will be
harmonized by the foreign slave trade.
Every white man of capacity will own his
slave. Every man of enterprise will own
his labor.. All of the tuling race will
come to the same social stand-point; all
will cast their votes from the fame posi
tion; as well at home as abroad, they will
have a common interest and a common
cause; the institution of American Slavery
will become reintegrated and erect, and
so compact and firm, will stand not only
lo sustain itself, but to sustain tbe South,
sublime and composed, among all the
storms that rage among other nations of the
"As an act of justice to the poor as to
the rich, to non-slaveholders as to slave
holders, it is important that this stale of
things' should come about. Tbe basis of
slave labor, as I have said, is too narrow
for all to stand on. To men of wealth, it
does not matter much; it is equally well
with them, whether, tjiey are on or off the
platform. If off, they can purchase back
agaiu, and it does not matter whether the
ticket of admission be at one hundred or
one thousand dollars. It w.ill be the in
dex of its value, and it is of little concern
to him whether his wealth have this or
any other representative. - But to men
compelled to work their Way, it makes all
the difference between their being slave
owners or lion-slave-owners. They are
out of the ranks of masters not from choice.
They may affect indifference to a privilege
from which they are excluded, but they
have no repugnance to thtt ouiidition; per
haps the most common wish is, that they
'-ay approach it; and it is but fair and
just to that large class of our citizens, that
slaves shall be allowed to come in numbers
sufficient for them all, and that they shall
have not only tbe opportunity of joining
the class of slave proprietors, but shall
have every motive of interest, as of feeling,
to do so, and affirm the nature and expand
the fortunes of that particular form of so
cielv with whose fortunes they have
chanced to be associated."
SB isa sa
Lynch Law nt sirliiKfiold, Mo. A
Negro linns: for Rape.
We regret to be oompelled to record
another instance of violent and illegal ret
ribution in- this State. It occurred at
Springfield, on Wednesday, and is thus
narrAted by the "Mirror:" ,
On last Saturday night, a negro boy, be
longing to the estate of Finley Danforth,
deceased, went to the house of a respecta
ble married lady, who resides about five
miles from this place, and whose husband
was absent at the time, and demanded en
trance. This was refused. He went to
the window and attempted to enter through
that, but was repulsed. He then got an
axe and broke the door in and entered,
when the lady threw hot water on him,
but it was not hot enough to scald. He
then seized her by the hands with one of
hi 8, and with the other choked her until
she was senseless. 7 He theo accomplished
hid hellish purpose, and left her senseless
on the floor. When she recovered she took
her little children and went through the
rain to a neighbor's house, some quarter
or half a mile, and told what had been done.
Of course the neighborhood was aroused
and indignant, and turned out in search of
the scoundrel, together with many persons
from town. '
The search was continued until Wed
nesday, before finding the guilty one.
Suspicion attaching to this boy, a posse
went where he was at work, and by a se
ries of questions gathered the whole facts
of the case from him, as related by the
lady; both stories corroborating in every
particular. No force oj threats were used
to induce him to telL He was identified
by the lady as being the boy, beyond all
question, in addition to his own confession.
He was kept under guard until Thursday
morning, when he was brought to town.
The Circuit Court being in session, the
matter was brought before that body, and
the Sheriff ordered to take him into cus
tody. He did so, and placed a guard over
him. A special grand jury was empan
nelled, and A. T. Haun, Esq., appointed
Circuit Attorney pro. tern. The grand
jury investigated the case, and returned a
true bill against him. Before or about the
time the case was going to be taken up, a
crowd of three or four hundred men as-'
sembled around the Temperance Hall,
where the boy was being guarded, and fi
nally obtained entrance, put a rope round
his neck, and took him out to the edge of
town and hung him.
(Senator Douglas' magazine
The New York "Herald's" special
Washington dispatch says: No inconsid
erable periurbation has been created sines
early this morning, by a succession of dis
patches, Borne of them to Mr. Douglas,
and others to his friends, on the subject
of the note of the Messrs. Harper to the
press, prohibiting the republication of his
article upon Territorial Sovereignty. I
know of three such dispatches from New
York and one from Philadelphia. They
all urge the importance of an immediate
contradiction of the implied statement in
the Harper caution about copyrighting,
that the Illinois Sena.torhadv received a
pecuniary cofirwisation 'for his Isst puli't
One dispatch urges Mr. Douglas to re
pudiate, without delay, any participation
in such contemptible meanness as such a
transaction would appear to involve. An
other requests' his most devoted adherent
in Ibis city to save him from a worse fate
tbau that of Wise. 0
, In fact, either Mr. Douglas has reduced
manifestoism upon controverted political
subjects to a lower level than it ever
reached before, or the Harpers have taken
an unwarrantable liberty with the press
in causing them to refrain from copying
an article for which they gave no consid
eration. The "Herald" of this morning
has just come in, and confirms in every
respect the impression made by tele
graphic dispatches received earlier in the
day. It has left the impression upon the
publio mind that Senator Douglas was re
ally paid for the communication in ques
tion, or that the Harpers gave him the
choice between having it categoried among
the rejected articles they are constantly
receiving, or published on consideration of
the name of the author appearing over the
piece, and of being privileged lo use it ex
clusively. I have just learned also that
Mr. Douglas will not venture to reply to
the dispatches which have been sent to
him, although they annoy him very much.
Advance copies of " Harper" must have
been received in large numbers by Mr.
Douglas yesterday. The ailicle itself was
freely canvassed this morning, and the in
consistency was pointed out by his South
ern adherents, that he assumes it as an
undoubted fact that the Judiciary cannot
exercise any control over the slavery ques
tion, while in private conversation he has
said, again and again, within two months,
that those who hold the ultra pro-slavery
view in the Territories, will always have
the United States Courts to appeal to, and
that he will be the Inst man to dissent
from their decision. On this point hinges
the entire edifice of Mr. Douglas1 popular
ity or unpopularity in the Soulnern Slates,
and it is, therefore, confidently believed
this article of his in "Harper's MaBzino"
must damage him seriously.
Georgia and the Slave Trade.
The following paragraph is going the
rounds of the press:
"There is little or no agitation in Geor
gia for the repeal of the law prohibiting
the slave trade; not a candidate of any
party has alluded to the subject; and while
a few meagre publio meetings have been
held, not one 'association' exists in the
Slate. So far from its being 'a leading
question,' we are credibly informed that
some outside efforts were made by the
slave traders to get a favorable expression
from the late Democratic State Conven
tion, but utterly failed, a corporal's guard
not being found who were willing to en
dorse the agitation."
The Savannah "News" contradicts the
"It is scarcely necessary to state that
the impression sought to be conveyed by
the 'Republican's' paragraph is entirely er
roneous. Nothing is truer than that there
does exist in Georgia, in earnest, wide
spreading and rapidly-increasing agitation
for the repeal ot the law prohibiting the
slave trade. Candidates and leading men
of both parties have 'alluded to the sub
ject,' and declared themselves in favor of
the unconditional repeal ol botn the State
and Federal laws which brand the slave
trade as piracy."
The agitation in favor of repeal is con
fined to no political parly nor class of our
citizens, but is fast becoming the popular
sentiment of the Southern people, and the
sooner our Northern fellow-citizens are
convinced of the fact, and make up their
minds to accede to our just demand, the
better for the peace and prosperity of our
political Uuion. Mississippian.
From the Liverpool Mercury, Aug. 15.)
Crops in Ireland.
The Dublin "Evening Post" states that
the Irish harvest, in which considerable
progress has already been made, will be
one of the earliest ever known; and, taken
altogether, the yield and quality will be
more satisfactory than was expected two
or three weeks since. The reports from
most parts of the country describe the
wheat as a very fair crop, as yet Iree from
injury, generally thick on the ground,
with a full, healthy ear. Oats have been
much complained of, and that crop is gen
erally short in the straw, but the head is
pretty strong; and although the yield will,
in some places, fall much below an aver
age, the total produce is not likely to be
very seriously deficient. Of barley, the
reports are various and conflicting, and it
is difficult to arrive at a correct estimate.
In Carlow, for example, some fine fields of
barley have been lecured. In Wexford, a
famous barley -growing district, the crop
varies much in character, and some por
tion is inferior, while in other counties the
same description applies; the crops being
sometimes light and thin on the ground.
All the accounts hitherto of the potato
have been quite encouraging, reporting
the crop as abundant, very, fine in quality,
and free from disease, although the roots,
te a considerable extent, were small.
T. A.. PIjANTS j Oo., X'u'toljjstlxor-ii
A number of Southern papers have en
gaged in a crusade against the popular
song, entitled, "My Darling Nelly Gray."
There's Abolitionism in it, and conse
quently it must not be sung by Southern
ladies, nof played upon Southern pianos,
guitars, violins or banjos. A Florida pa
per first sounded the alarm, and it was at
once caught up and circulated by others
who are ever on the lookout lor insidi
ous foes lo the peculiar institutions of the
South. The following is an extract from
the warning sent forth by the Florida
. "fn 'My Darling Nelly Gray,' we have
a nicely coated sugar pill of pure A boh
tioniTrji' Ic t una thus: -4
The white mnn bound her wlth hla chain
The; have taken her lo Georgia for to wear her life
And she tolls 'neath the cotton and tbe oane.'
"While the meter is not captivating,
the sentiment is decidedly odious. In
deed, it smacks of what might be consid
ered libelous upou the character of Geor
gians. "The result of the monstrous tale, 'the
neighbors' told Ihe sentimental wretch, is
seen in the nex. verse:
'"My ennoe ta under water, and my banjo is un
strung, I'm tired of living any more,
My eyes shall look downward, and my song shall be
While 1 stay on the old Kentucky shore.'
"To relieve such sentimental vagabonds
from their 'taedium vitas,' we recommend
their transportation to Georgia, to toil like
Nelly Gtav, in 'the cotton and the cane.' "
Verily our Southern brethren have a
troublesome time in guarding against tbe
circulation of Abolitionism in their midst.
It steals into their music, into their school
books, into their novels, into their tracts,
and stares at them even from the pages of
''Taken In and Done For."
The Ohio State "Journal" "got" the
"Statesman" badly, the other day. Un
der the head of "True Popular Sover
eignty" it published the following:
'That slaveiy is an evil, that it was
brought upon this nation by no moral right,
and exists by what is believed to be the
force of necessity, because it is interwoven
with every political relation and civil in
stitution iu the Scuth, is uot to be contro
verted. "While publio opinion may be divided
perhaps on the subject of agitating the re
peal of the Fugitive Slave Law, there is
nevertheless another mailer in close con
nection with it, on which, it is believed, the
sentiment of our puple is entirely united.
The area ofblavery must never bo exten
ded in this government while the voice,
the united voice and aclion of Ohio in any
constitutional form, can stay it. Here,
with propriety we may take our stand:
'Thus far, proud wart, thou shall ad
vance, bui no farther shall thou come.' "
The "Statesman" swallowed the bait
most readily, and was consequently
"liooked in." It talked about the above
as containing "the doctrines of that old
traitor, Joshua R. Giddmgs, and all that.
The little abolition editorial was of course,
full of danger, full of unconstitutionality,
full of disunion!
The beauty of it is, as says the "Jour
nal," "the article was taken verbatim from
the inaugural address of Gov. Wood, in
1852. Unfortunately the proper credit
was omitted, thereby exposing the charge
Wool Statistics. During the present
season, which is about closing, Mr. r. U.
Sessions of this city, has purchased
400,000 pounds of wool, at a cost of about
$180,000. The amount bought and sold
in the State during the season, it is calcu
lated, will reach 10,000,000 pounds, and
as it is principally purchased by foreign
dealers and manufacturers, will bring into
the State ritarly Jour hundred and fifty
millions of dollars a right snug sum of
money, which will to somo extent compen
sate the State for the immense loss sus
tained in the grain crops Sunday
The "Statesman" is a tremendous paper
to lie. Tto or three Sundays agor it
always tells the biggest whoppers in its
Sunday editions it gravely announced
that three hundred and fifty thousand
cords of wood had burned up on the
Columbus 6i Xenia R. R., when in reality
there were not more than one thousand
cords burned. Now, it says the amount
of wool bought in Ohio by foreign dealers
and manufacturers, this season, is 10,
000,000 pounds, which will bring into the
State $450,000,000. We were not aware
before that wool was worth $45 a pound
in Ohio. This snug sum of money would
indeed compensate to some extent the im
mense losses sustained in the grain crops,
considering that the largest crop ever
raised in the State would not exceed $50,
000,000, and in the United States, the
amount set down by the "Statesman" as
having been paid for wool in Ohio.
The "Nigger Question "
The Cincinnati "Gazette" truthfully
remarks that "things are coming to a
pass in this country. The Democratic
party 'the great and only national party,'
has become a party of one idea, and thnt
one thing is 'the nigger question.' It
discusses nothing else; thinks of nothing
else. Its elections at the South turn upon
this. Its candidates for the next Presi
dency sustain this topic and no other.
Mr. Douglas has written several letters,
all relating exclusively to this. Mr. Wise
thinks he has a better chance than Doug
las, because his position on Slavery is more
agreeable to his party. The other candi
dates have an eye to this one thing. It is
quite apparent that so far as the Demo
cratic party is concerned, tliw alone will
he regarded at the next presidential elec
WWW NUMBER 887,
Signs of the Imagination
Signs of th imagination nre the most
dangerous and most seductive of all.
There is nothing charming in the thought
of murder, in the contemplation of a great
revenge, in theft, and in the majority of
crimes. Imagination has no sophistiy by
which such crimes may be justified, and
no power to wrap them in an atmosphere
of beauty. Tbe signs of the imagination
are mainly those which contemplate, the
illicit indulgence of natural and normal
passions and appetites, the temptations to
which come in upon the lines of legitimate
and heaven-ordained sympathies. It is
among the meshes of that which is legiti
mate and that which i? illegitimate that
w.i i lo n u tor bidden and that which is un-
involved and morsluiaUy 'mv)mifv:
n is uecause men aim women are leu out
into the field of temptation by some of the
sweetest and strongest sympathies of their
natures that they feel no alarm, and appre
hend no danger. It is because they en
tertain no design lo sin that they linger
there without fear. Oh! if this imagi
nary world of sin could be unveiled this
world into which the multitude go un
known and unsuspected to dream of de
lights unhallowed by relations that may
only give them license how would it be
red with the blush of shame!
A Startling llecord of Official mis
conduct aud Crime.
Never before has there beer, such a set.
of Federal office-holders in Michigan, as
under the present Administration. The
facts are truly startling. First, we had
the case of Postmaster O'Flynn, charged
by his party organ, with illegal official
practices, with downright peculation and
subornation of perjury, and these charges
the 6ame organ assures us were s far
proven as to procure his dismissal. Then
comes the case of Shoemaker, Collector at
the port of Detroit, who is also accused
by his parlizans with the grossest official
corruption, ipcluding the whole range of
possible dishonesty in the circle of his of
ficial action. We have given specifica
tions before, and need not repeat them.
And now we have a still more astonishing
development. The police on Friday last
brought to this city from the scene of his
latest crimes, in Lexington, Sanilac county
Mr. May bee, a Postmaster and United
States Deputy Marshal at Lexington,
charged u ith rifling the mails, and being
engaged in the manufactur and circula
tion of bogus money! We, do not know
whether any State can show such a reconl
of the transactions of office-holders as this.
In all humiliation of spirit at the bad em
inence of our own Slate, we hope not.
The xJook ol Life.
It is a startling idea, that the history of
our life-experience is written legibly and
ineffacedly upon our souls, from day to
day and from year to year; and may be
read by any person whose perceptions are
keen enough to trace the electric lines,
whether such person is in or out of the
physical body. These infallible records
constitute that "Book of Life," from which
religionists expect one day to be judged;
and this expectation is not altogether a
vain one. The error is in supposing it to
be a book kept somewhere outside of them
selves, by a recording angel, who notes
down every act, word and thought. The
reality is even more impressive than this;
the record is within ourselves, it admits of
neither mistake nor evasion; and its char
acter imparts quality to the emanations
we aie constantly giving off' to all who
come in contact wilh us. Thus, when we
arrive at a sufficient acuteness of percep
tion, we shall "see as we are seen, and
know as we are known."
The Alabama Ulttinatuni.
The Hnntsville (Alabama) "Demo
crat," edited byj. W. Clay, Esq., brother
of United Slates Senator, Clay, of that
State, thus explicitly states the conditions
upon which, and upou which only, Ala
bama will support the nominte of the
"No nominee of the Charleston Conven
tion cau obtain our support unless the
platform adopted shall substantially recog
nise the constitutional rights of the South
on the Slavery question, as laid down by
the. fc'ipreme Court in the Dred Scott de
cision, to wit: that Slavery is recognised
in the Constitution, and that it is the duty
of every department of the Federal Govern
ment, Congressional, Judicial, and Execu
tive, to guard and protect it; and unless
the antecedents of tha nominee are such as
to justify the belief hat he will be a safe
custodian of the rights of the South under
Slavers Fitting out In Masfachu
setts. A special dispatch from Boston to the
New York "Times" says:
There are at this time two vessels fitting
out at Salem, in this State, for the slave
trade on the coast of Africa. The princi
pals in tbe affair are a Spanish fiim in New
York, and the pecuniary equipment of the
vessels has just heen forwarded in the
101 m of $20,000 in hard specie. If the
Government wishes to stop this infamous
trade, it must look North as well as South,
and to these small New England ports as
well as to New York and New Orleans.
There will be no difficulty in identifying
the craft of Salem, and this is not tiie first
instance in the last three mouths.
3TThe "Statesman" is very much ex
asperated because "A Native Southerner"
writes to a Northern journal that "Doug
las is cutting under Seward and Chase for
Abolition support," and calls the wrner
"a negro." It. was a white man, wasn't
it, who said, "Douglas is taking a short
cut to all the ends of Black Republican-