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FOR VINTON COUNTY, OHIO.
b. P. HEWITT, Judge of Probata Courl
J. A. WALDEN, Clark Com. Pleas Court
K. F, BINOH AM.Prosecuting Attorney,
JOSEPH MAGEE.' Auditor.
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NELSON RICHMOND. Surveyor. .
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CHA8. A. H. DAHABIJf. .v ' LEwlg C. DAMABIK.
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WHOLESALE GItOCEKS '
ill) DEALERS M PRODUCE.
' .-': ' No: 65, Fbokt Street, ' ' '
' PORTSMOUTH,' OHIO." '' :'
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: . STEIN &; BROTHER, .1 . I
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McARTHUR, OHIO.' .'V,',
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r counties. - UUice, one door easLof the
"BIpe. Corner." ! v .
MUJOB t. CLABK.aa a".H'VJOHH P, PLYLB
.CLARK AND PLYLEY,;;
5 ! Attorneys at' Lawi
Wyi prclce, irt psrUurshipInTLJlOD Caimi
ty, Ultlce, iour dcra east 01,4 Sisson ..
Wert's Hotel; .
LADY AND THE ROBBERS.
. Ia A charming village, situated in a
truly romantic country,' but it consid
erable distance from the high road,
Baron R- was accustomed to spend
the summer. His mansion, built on
an eminence, waj perfectly adapted to
his fortune. It was , spacious build
ing, elegant within and without, and
displayed a good style of architecture.
it was about 2'JU paces from the vil.
Business obliged the Baron to take a
journey of a few days. His wife, a
young and beautiful womanscarcely
twenty years of age remained at home.
tie took wttb liinitwo of his servants.
and two others were left with the bar
oness. No violation of the public se
curity had ever been heard of in that
part ot the country: and as the baron-
ess did not belong to the timid portion
01 uer sex, cue luea oi danger was tar
from entering her mind.
The second evenincr after the baron's
departure, as she was stepping into bed,
auo uearu. an aiarming noise in an
apartment near the chamber. She
called, but received no answer. ' The
noise, screaming and contusion, grew
louder every minute. She was at a
loss to conceive what was the matter,
and hastily putting on a garment, went
to the door to discover the cause.
What a horrid spectacle presented it
sell! Uer two servants, half naked,
wem extended lifeless on the Jloorlll
The room was lull of strange and ferocious-looking
men, the baroness's
chambermaid was kneeling belore one
ol themand instead ot the mercy
she implored, received the fatal stroke,
no sooner did the door open, than two
of the barbarians, with drawn swords,
rushed towards it. What man not
to say what woman would not have
,been struck with the utmost terror
and have given up life, and every thing
as lost! A loud shriek ot desnair a
tlight of a lew paces would.probably,
uo iue last rei resource 01 many.
the baroness, however, conducted her
self in a different manner.
"And you have come at last!" ex
claimed she, with a tone of heartfelt
joy, and advancing towards her two as
sailants, with a haste which highly
astonished them both, and fortunately
stopped their uplifted weapons.
"Are jou come at last!" repeated
she, "such visitors as I have long
wisiieu to see.
"WUhed," muttered one of the as
sassins. "What do you mean by that?
uut stay, 1 win
He had already raisrd his cutlass,
but his comrade averted the stroke:
"Slop a moment, brother," said he,
"let us. first hear what she would have."
"Nothing.but w hat is your pleasure,
brave xomrades. You have made
charming work here, I see, You are
men alter my own heart, and neither
you nor 1 shall have any reason to re
pent it, if you will listen for two min
utes to what 1 have to sav.
.vfcpeak! Fpeak(" cried the whole
' "But be quiwk," added one of the
fiercest' of theni,' "for we shall not
make much ceremony wilu you,eitlier
. vnevcnneiess, 1 nope you rniy, 11
ou but grant mc iiearinr. Know.
then, that 1 am, to be sure, the wife of
the richest gentleman in the country
ut me wile ol the meanest bctrirar can
not be more unhappy than I am. My
tusband is one ot the most jealous and
niggardly ' wretches on the earth.
late him as I hate the -, and it has
0' g been the fervent wish of my heart
to get out ot his clulchds and at the
same time to pay him' off old scores.
All my servants were his spies and
that fellow, whose business you have
done so completely, was the worst
them all. 1 am scarcely twenty-two,
and as I flatter myself, at least not U-
iy, 11 any 01 you cnouse to take me
along with yori, I will accompanv him
to the woods or to the village alehouse.
or snail any 01 you- have reason
repent sparing my life. .. You are in
well-stored mansion, but it is impossi
ble you should be acquainted with all
its secret corners. ' These I will show
you, and if I do not make you richer
by b.uuu dollars, tuen serve me as you
1 1. a a "). m
Kobbers ot this kind are certainly
villains, but, nevertheless, they are still
men. 1 he wholly unexpe ted tenden
cy ol the baroness s address added
the unatlected tone with, which she
spoke,and the more than ordinary beau
ty of the female altogether produced
a powerlul enect on men whose hands
were yet reeking Willi the blood they
had shed. .They all stepped aside, and
consulted together in a low tone,' for
some minutes. The baroness was left
quite alone, but she betrayed not the
least wish to escape. . bue heard two
or three thus express themselves:- 'Let's
despatch her and the game will be op.'
She- however, scarcely changed her
coior, iur opposition 01 the others did
not .escape her acute ear: One, who
was probably the captain of.' the ban
ditti, now advanced towards her.
He asked twice or thrice whether
might rely on (he truth of. , what
said whether she actually wished
be released trom the tyranny of her hus
band and go with them. ' and 'whether
sht was ready to resign herself to one
thera, (a himself, for instance, during
the few peaceful days they could enjoyl
Having replied in the affirmative lo'slf
those questions having not only' suf
fered the warm embrace of the robber,
but returned It for what will riot ne-'
cessity excuse? he at. length aaidjj'' ,'
. "Come along, then, , and lead jus
round. ' The 7 trust yoi ' ladies' .of,
rank, but we'll venture for .pnec'.ut;
let me tell you, beforehand, that, were
you ten times as handsome, this.; wea
pon shall cleave your skvll the mo
ment we see the least disposition to es
cape or betray us." . -1.1 ,tn:
"Then it will be safe enough-and
were this the only condition of toy
death, I should outlive ' you all, and
even the wandering Jew himself, The
baroness smiled When she "pronounced
these words, hastily siiattjied up the
nearest light, as though sjio . had been
as anxious at any of them to collect (he
plunder and be gone, conducted the
whole company through, every appart
ment;. opened, unasked, every - door,
every drawer and every chest; assisted
in emptying them and packing 'J tip the
valuables; looked with the' titnVcst in
difference over the mangled bodies;
spoke with the familiarity of. aii bid ac
quaintance to each, of the horrid troop:
and willingly aided, with her delicate
hands, in the most laborious, occupa
tion. , ... , ,
Plate, money, iewelsv and other val.
uables were now collected toeether.and
the captain oi the banditti was already
giving 1 ne oraer lortue march, when
i!J .'JI 'l 1. . ....
111s ue8iinea unae suddenly caught him
by the arm. "Did I not tell y 00." said
she, "that you should not repent ' ma-
1.: - r . j
aiuir a. iricuu wi we, anu sparing my
life! You may, ' indeed. lme vour
fling h places you find open; but it is a
pity you cannot come at treasures that
are a little concealed. . What! do you
suppose that among coffers so full ol
the most vaiuauio enects there are.no
.1" I SI vt k
secret places? Look - here,, and -then
you will be convinced to the contrary.1
She pointed to a secret spring in the
baron's writing-desk. ' She pressed
upon it, and out felt six rouleaus, each
contain two hundred dollars. " " "
"Zounds!" cried the leader 'bt (tie
robbers, "now I see you are an incom".
parable woman.' I will keep you fur
tins line a uucness. ' . . ...
"And, perhaps, better still,''; replied
she, laughing, "when I tell you ot one
thing more. I am well aware that you
mutt have spies who informed you -W
the absence ot my tyrant but they
did not tell you of the four hundred
guilders he received yesterday?''
"Not a sylable: where are they?"
"O, safe enough under half a dozen
locks and bolts. You would certainly
not have found them and the iron chest,
had it not been for me. ' Coine along
comrades we have finished above
giound, and now we'll see what is' to
be done under it. , Come along with
me, I say, into the cellar." ,, ' . w." .
The robbers followed, but not with
out precaution. . At the entrance ot the
cellar, provided with a strong trap-door,
a man wbs pos'.ed .as eentinal. M.Tbe
baroness did not take the least notice of
this. -.- .' - - -! i vi
She conducted the whole troop to a
vault at the farthest extremity of the
cellar. She unlocked it, and in 'the
f orner of this recess fitood 'the' chest
she iid described. "Here," said she,
giving the captain a bunch ofT keys,
"hcre.unlock it, and fake what you find
as a wedding gilt, you, can obtain
the contenL of your companions as
readily as you have gained mine. . t
I he robber tried one key aker anotu-
er, but none would fit.-.-He grew in
patient, and the baroness feemfed1 still
more so. ' V" ' i v
"Lend me tliem," said she, sliail
find the way sooner, IndeedkiLwe
don't make haste, the. morning ,' might
overtake us. i Hal only think, thtfrea
son neither of us could unlocki'It-'is
clear enough.. As welcome 'asJ "jbar
visi rs to me, yet 1 have' ho scruples
to confess that the arrival of great pleas
ure has flurried me1" a iitlle.,'u I; havi
brought the wrong bunch of Iteys. 'J
moment's patience, and ' I'll sooa se
f Ii 1 it eve rn inhfo
She ran up stairs, and presently tbey
heard her coming down; but' she went
slow If, as if out of '' breath - with the
haste she had made. 'I've found them!
cried she, at a distance. ' She ' was
within about three steps of the' person
placed at the entrance of 'the cellar,
wnen sue maae a spring at tne wretcn,
who as little expected the dissolution 0
the world as such'an attack'.' " A singii
push with her strengtfi' tumbled, hirri
down the'stairs' from, the top ! tbllie
bottom. In a twipkling she closed
the trap door bolted it, and thus had
the whole company secured in the. eel
lar... Ibis was the work of a single
moment. In the next she Hew across
the court-yard, and with' a candle set
fire to a detached pigstye.' The watch
man irr the- neighboring 'tiliae,'ter
ceiving the flames,1 instantly gave the
alarm. . '' In a few minutes the inhabi
tants were eut of their bedsland a crowd
of farmers and their servants hastened
to the mansion; The baroness waited
for them at the gate of the court-yardf
"A few of you.V.said. slie,ja'wi1l
sufficient to put out this fire, or prevent
it from spreading. But now provide
yourselves with arms, which you. will
find in abundance in my husband's ar
mory. - Post yourselves at the aven
uei of the cellar, and "suffer noT6nY
the murderers and robbers shut up in
it to escape." , ' .
t ller" directions were obeyed, and not
one of them escaped the punishment
due to his crimes.
The Clerk's Wife!
A merchant's clerk, of the Rue Haute
villey recently " married. His master
had a niece, of Spanish birthan or
phan She is not pretty, though very
sensible and well-informed. . At the
balls, )ast winter little or no attention
was paid to her; indeed, she seemed to
attend them rather as a whim than from
inclination or amusement, as she seld
om ver danced. , But if she did not
dance, she noticed much and listened
to more. The clerk soon observed that
the lady was only invited to ' dance
when no other part ner could be obtained.
She herself had already noticed the
same fact. Being a gallant man, he
acted accordingly. The incidents that
led to the denouement may be easily
divined..' In six weeks alter his first
dance with the fair Spaniard, he ob
tained her permission to ask her uncle
joe per hand in marriage, tie aston
ished, gave bis clerk's proposal a very
coot reception, ana then bad a long
mcivicw wuu ui ueice. r many,
however, all was arranged, and the
lovers were married on Tuesday. The
Thursday alter breakfast. Adeline said
to' her husband, who exhibited consid
erable chagrin at being compelled to
return to tlte duties of his otiice thus
early in the honeymoon.
Very well -don't go there eo
there no more!"
. VMy love it is very easy to say so,
but ". .
i-.Easy to say, and easy to do both.
I have a million and a halt. Nobody
knows it but my uncle. I always made
. -r 1 ...
a pomi 01 iorgemng iimyseu, because
1 Wished to choose a really disinterest
ed husband. There need be no more
office work for you if you do not wish
it. ' Yet still, my advise is, husband,
that you neglect nothing." .
AFTER-DLNNER ENJOYMENT OF A ROMAN
Caligula must have been a most un
pleasant man to dine with. He enter
tained himself and hisguests with the
sight of men tortured on the rack, and
luigoi, up pnvare executions on these
occasions to enliven the scene. We
read of her Majesty's concerts, and how
"Air. Anderson" presided at the piano.
But the Romans only heard of their
Emperor's killing in fun, to frighten his
guests with, and how his divinity s pri
vate headsman, Niger Barbatus, per
formed as usual, with his well-known
dexterity. His frolics were of a real-
y lnghtful character. It was after a
banquet, when the capital jest of slay
ing had failed to make him as merry
as usual, that he rushed to the sacrific
ial altar, attired in the dress of a vic-
im-killer, that is, with a linen am-or.
for his sole costume.' He seized the
mallet as though be were about to slay
the appointed victim, but he turned sud
denly found oa the resident official.and
butchered him instead. And there at,
all who had witnessed the frolicsome
deed of iheirmasterdeclarpd that 4,Fore
Jove 'twas a more capital joke than the
last' " His answer to the consuls who
ventured to ask the cause of a burst of
aughler in 'which he indulged at a
crowded feast is well known. "I laugh
to think," said the amiable creature,
"thti with one wave ol my hand I can
sweep all your stupid heads off!" His
method of loving was equally charac
teristic. "He would swing bis terrible
arm round the UK neck he professed
to admire, and express his dc
11C lUUiU LUllL UU Wlltfll 1I V
There' was' a brilliant Uesohia: "i can
not tell," said her imperial lover at a
least, " why is 11 that 1 ant so tond ol
that girl. , i'll have her put on the rack
lpr.a quarter ot an hour, that she may
lie compelled to ten me the reason.
! Bluebeard was the mildest of Qua
ker gentleman compared with this Ca-
Jgula; A lady might as well have been
wooed by a bbaconstrtctot.-
a'L. c 1 "' 1
, jUsiAFTisa . Cement.1 Three parts
good rosin, two parts bees-wax and one
pan ot .beet tallow. 1 Melt in an iron
pipkin. and pour into cold water. Oil
the hands, and work the mass thorough
ly, the same as shoemakers manipulate
their wax, arnd when the water is fully
expelled, and the wax assumes a light
goiuen or whitish hue, it is tit tor use
Wax, made in this way will adhere to
the trees, for two or three years; it is
hard enough not to be materially affec
ted by heat, and sufficiently pliant not
to crack or peel ou in cold weather.
1? or covering the stumps of amputated
jltrees, and wounds caused by accidents
mis cement is possessed ol great value
livery larmer should keep a quantity on
uana, to be, used when wanted. . .
" A lawyer . having some legal' business
(o transact 'with x widow lady, took oc
casTon td indhlre her age. The matron
who hsd'ldng stuce doffed the widow's
weeds", attempted to look prim sod much
youoggr Jhan she really was, as she re
plied .,-;!. , .
ThiitT-fire Tears, sir."
, ..Then tura'me to the daughter, ha said
, ''May I be so bold Miss, as to inquire
JnU'r ' ' ' " ' "
'Cefiainly., I am a little past thirty
two, moat three years jounget thaa.
Down with the Local Taxes—Democrats,
to the Rescue!
"We have to administer the government
with vigilant integriry ami strict ecuriom) J
-Prtiulntt Pierce's Message , , ,
"An exercise by 1be Greneral AsscmMy by
the power granted by the Constitution. 10 re
strict (lie taxation by the anthorities of cities
and incorporated villages, as well as of coun
ty commisstoncn, thereby prevenliog the
aWe of such power." Ohio Democratic
The President states ss shore tle'ee.'n-
eral proposition; and the Democracy re
sponded to It by a specific recommenda
tion. The lest is a legitimate, deduc
tion frexn ths first. If there. is one, sub
ject to which Democrats have gWsn es
pecial heed, it is the doctrine oacuno-
my end accountability in the money
matters as connected with the govern
ment. In national affairs, the. Indepen
dent Treasury is ahe monument which
0 vershadows all other propositions ever
mads to secure these objects. In our
domestic affairs in Ohio, we have had s
rigid economy practiced by the Demo
cratic Administration. If .there isany
complaint made against ' the present of
ficers, and especially Mr. Auditor Mor
gan, it is the unwearied vigilance With
which he guards the treasury. Com
plaints aie not made, as was the case
with Auditor Woods, of drawing mote
from the treasuary in defiance of law, or
by a loose construction of law, . Bui
the only complaints made of tha present
Auditor is that ss regardsrfentf andfoi,
he has been only true to the- dictate of
his own judgment and the interests of
the State. Such complaints we have
heard from Democrats aud Whigs, Bui
the people prefer to have errors maJe.il
any, in their favor, than iu favor of a
system which would in time , beget ah
irresponsible and loose mode of audit
ing the public accounts.
The taxes a levied by the State, as
we have shown, have been as reasonably
and ecouomically levied, and applied, as
the utmost captiousness could wish.
the school fund is large; bat when that
matter is suggested for a reduction, who
advocates it? It was reduced somewhat
by the late Legislature one-half mill
of the levy though by ' the increased
amount of the taxable property un the
duplicate, the same amount will be rais
ed. Still, we do not Snd Whigs demand
ing a reduction cf this tax. All who
have demanded it are Democrats,' and
this is significant, asshowingwhat par
ty is continually watchful over the tax
ing system. ' '
Again: The last Legislature only fair,
ed much as would pay the interest
the State debt, and to equip the Sinking
Fund according to the constitution, to
reduce the principal of that debt. Who
objects to this tax? Whigs? No. They
will not ask the Slate to repudiate. Do
mocrats had a controversy about the
amount to be levied, so as to sink the
principal more or less rapidly. They
finally agreed to levy as little as the
constitution required, qui was tbere
ver any question about the propriety of
evying. at least thus much! Whigs
could not ' object to it any more than
they could to the annual appropriation
foi the new State House; for they we.rt,
f not altogether, at least greatly re
ponsible for the State debt aud State
House. , , , .....
Now,' take from the State debt, the
School Fund and the fund for the State
debt, and what remains of-the- SiaU
etyt Look to the year 1853, aud, vou
will find that for the support, of (he
State Government, iuchiding legislative.
udiciary and executive departments,.
benevolent institutions, penitentiary,
new lunatic asylums, Slats Uouse, &c.
only 6593.396. ,,, ;,
If any one wants further to analyze
this amount, let them strike of for objects
unnecessary and improper. Shall the
rogues run at large, and the Peuiteatias
ry be razed? Shall our benevolent jnsti.
ulions, now meagrely and meanly sup
ported, be further beggared? Shall t(i
State House remain a monument of
grand attempt and a pitiful fulfillment'!
now, ict uin ignuraui uauoiere aooui
Locofoco extravagance look to the other
items of the tax of 1853, which was the
heaviest year.'' . , . . ,,
The whole tax was- $7,823,805
Deduct fur aisle pvrpoies 993,996
which leaves.'...'.''..-..... 47,230,409
'VVbere did this immense sum go to?
Who levied 11? .The State debt and in
terest amounted to fel,lSG,703. The
school levy (1,246,133. The rest of it
must be referred to county, township,
poor, bridge, building, railroads, corpu
ration, special echool, aud scholl house
purposes, J-c. The great body of this
has been levied directly by the people
or their more immediate agents and muu
icipililies, It does not attach to the
The. relative proportion for the past
year is not greatly altered, except thai
the State taxes ere reduced.
Where, then, ia the burden of our tax
ation? The resolution of the Demo
cratic State Convention : above quoted
points to it. as well as to the remedy.
lbe taxation levied by the authorities
of cities and villages, as well as -coun
ties this is the burden. Some part
this burden can' fie remedied by . more
stringent restrictive legislation. U But
great part of it ia utterly reiaeciless.
Debts created for expensive town balls
like that at the Ashtabula county seat;
for railroad loans, like that m Musnjpz
um county, etc.. must ,be paid, aud
interest on them met punctually.. ,
.' Some of our Whig papers have within
a' few days boasted of Western credit,
because it had met the interest on
long list of bonds issued for a thousand
and one purposes. , Vet the same
stultify themselves by complaining
01 the immense taxation,,. levied l?pa
this interestYand withpul which whole
sale repudiatioa by the local aajaprtiCej
would have sdsusd.
TWAetlslature to be elected this fall
o?ut"be' Democratic, if for no other rea-
taix tisAio examine aud restrict the reek
lesslicepse takes k ; towns, township
snd'coantieVhi ttiVir' local levies. It
"musl.tesarJttfsBof, the clamors of Whig
office-holder, hanteri and' jobbers, sp
'ply the knife 6 therotten limb. Let
Citic'.nnatl set the example; Cleeland
is already 'alire' to ' i;a Importance.
Zanesville Oh! how that lax-riddea
place is in need of the axe. at the root of
its Whig tax 'opss. Dayton will our
friends of thd'Empire please analyze the
local taxes there? We shall attend to
the counties in their order, following
W. previous. pUn. ' Bull we suggest to
evary Democratie-sditor In' Ohio, t
placs this BSaOLVa OAlST LOCAL TAX
at the mast usab. and uever desert the
pripcji.lo.centajriad .iu it until we free
the State from- ths excrable, oppressions
of our focal authorities.''
Let auljcrr jiehceftfrtK be: "DOWN
Wrni TflE LOCAL TAXES! OUT
WITH TUB LCCAb WHIG GALPHINSI
UP WITH THKBANJiEROF BCONO-
MY IN . EVRY DEPARTMENT OF
THE GOVERNMENT!" Sfofistrton d
Denocrati .' ;
Distressing Shooting Affair.
Last nifti) about 10 o'clocka shooi
ng affair, whwh will probably result in
leath, took pIhcb in front of the Nation.
al Theatre' The . circumVtance of the
caseas'nea'r ks'we c'oulif i'ea'rs, 'are as
loiiows: Mr. Charles OriusbT. one of
the head' clerk in' ther Natiuusl, Tele
ijrph,"4i, eiigog'ed-to be ' marrted to a
hijjtily reapettabUjyouyg , lady of this
tit); aud.,, undemanding that vounir
man named Thome Jennings. gdnof Mr.
C Xenrtiiiiis me'rchaBt" tailor. Main
street, had circBlateS fe.iorts' chtcblated
U reflect upon the Character of bis be
trothed, proceeded to the Theatre, where
young Jeunlngi was invitd by1 him out
of doors. Ormsby aiked Jeimiues if he
had made his boasts i.n public mat ha
had seduced, Miss v - Jennings ie
plied,."! did,'! Whereupon Ormsby drew
pistol and, placing t to Jennings'
bead, the force of the explosion tore off
a pdrtioa of his upper litt'eud shattered
his .nose.; The wounded maan ' was im
mediately conveyed to the .'Woodruff
House, sod assistance of Drs. Foster aad
Wdod called, but, up to the last hour,
It was not "ascertained where, the ball
bad lodged, arid the' condition of Jeu
ningswas suchas'td rendet bis recover
very doubtful.' 4 . . 1
Deputy Marshal John Gray was wlthlrt
I few teet of Hie parties when the occur.
ieuce..took -place, end Instantly arrested
Urmsby,. ; He made no resitance, and on
his way to the staion-houae stated to '.be
officer that Jeuning had seduced his wife,
and admitted that he shot him. He fur
ther said, a,l do not care If I am hung
he has ruined me." He .gave up the pis.
lot, and ob arriving at the-station-house
fainted. .anil after being restored was
locked up to . await an examination,
which will probably take place to-mor-
mow. morning. -,. ,
',Bpth Ormsby and : Jenaing are yqung
men' who are well known in this c,ity,
and are, of tne highest re.open'.nbtlity.
Cincinnati Enquirer Jan. 14.
pers :0iie of the pioneers of -Ohie, Hon.'
Wm. Rufus Putman, died bn' the 1st
inst., at Marietta. He was a soa of Gen.
Rufus Putman, UftOestabHshed the first
permanent settlement of whites ia Ohio,
He was born in Rutland, Mass., in 1771,
and was 83 years of age at the time of
his death.' 'He graduated at Yale Col,
lege, aud iu 1301,' was a repraseutative
of Washington county ia the territorial
Legislature, He served several terms ia
each House of the Ligiilature, after, the
organization' ot the State. '
1 i. -
;,. COVBAT BXTWKF.lf AST . ALLIOATOB ASP
a Gab, The Mobile JTrtOMna relates a
Ugtia. w blctrtook. place some time ago in
a.quiet, lake near Chsctaw Bluff.batweeo
a'a alligator and, gar, in which th latter
singttlar fish" came off victorious, haviog
cuu w eu 1 no icg, anu iui ui aaarp veeta
cut the throat ''of 1if 'antagofiUt.;' ,V
are told the curious fact that the surface1
fer a wide 'space artiund Was -covered
With trery Species of fish and a bamber
of alligators, all seemingly attracted by
the noise made by the combatant, aad
spell-bound i. contemplating lha coa
Hi t iif,.l. ,1 m . .' J hit
. AsotHER Veto. Governor Bigler haa
vetoed the bill relieving ' the Ohirtand
Pennsjlv'ania'.'Raiiroad Compaay from
fines to the ambuot of $70,000, jnCiirred
by those companies fussing small notes
contrary 10 the small note law of Penn
sylvania, -.t .!?!,. j.,.: ,-i -1 !
jits saiTtbat Da'iiiei Ultmsn was da.
nounced by one speaker' as a truckling,
falsehearted political nack, at the Know
Nothing Convention now ia Session at
Scheanectady, " New York." ' The 'new
onj, num n ccounis, istsi.w teniunj
snart tji pht uMel', "f ja'"j
! Ma'. Chahdleb "'o Ira t tsUPOBAL
Poweb or thb Popa.M. tliandtet oc
cupied the attention of the House For
hour yesterday upon the tmp6tal sow.
er of the Pope of Roma; As Mr. Coat
ler is a,Romah'Ctholio, and gen trees an
of. elevated, Biorality sots Bndoubte u(
ents, be was listeaed to with maWed la
terest, 1: i tttms vef tha atrongest ear
ntetness and' eir.phssis 1 be denied the
charge that the , Rowan Cattiotica ', owe
any allegiance t6 the Pope as a temporal
power. '-niOd this point ne spoke with aa
eloquence and power which called uh
an exhibiiiou of applsoae iu the House
which has beehi bal Mldom witnessed.
Mr. Chandler's remarks, eustaiaedby
abuadenl .historiefat tvtdSnce, ' ought to
put to vest the "-'chsyge. so freely made,
thkVRo man Catholics 'owe .temporal at.
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