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0 ijjquare, (or less) S nsertions, " " Eacbidditiionalinsertion, " " Three months, - " Sixmonths, ii ii Twelve montht - One fourthof acolumnper year, " half " " column 11 0 ?5 5 00 6 00 8 00 IS 00 18 00 SO 00 Alloverajquar charged as two squares JTAdvertisemenla inserted til I forbid at the xpos of the advertiser. JOB WORK xecutej at thiaOffice with neatness andde patch, at the lowest possible rales. Miscellaneous. FIAT JUSTITIA. BY T. S. ARTHUR. " Let justice be done, thotmh the heavens should Ml I" Mr. Elkington spoke, with a firm voice and steady eye. 'Crime is often committed under the pres sure of great temptation. In a moment of wteknes., the unhappy subject of evil allure ment falls," said the person with whom the gentleman was in convention. "All true," replied Air. Elkington; "all very true. But every act has rs legitimate conse quence; and we wrong sooiety, and the indi vidual wrong doer, whenever we seek to in terrupt so wisely ordained a relation. If a man steals from me, he is a thief. For theft, the law ordains punishment; and I hold it lo be very man's duly to give up the thieT to jus-tic-, if it is in his powor to do so. The pro gress of crime is arrested, thereby, and society guarded from future depredations." "This is stating the case, very generally. But gen ral principles are never of equal ap plication. There are collateral considerations in every case, which may not be disregarded without wrong ij an individual. And we may assume it a an undoubted truth, tha in doing wrong to an individual, wo wrong the body of which that individual is a member." "There t a great deal of false philanthropy as well as fale judgment, caused by this ar rangement based oil exceptions to genera! xules," said Mr. Elkington, with an air of self satisfaction. "For my part, I believe that more harm is done in the end by admitting the exceptions, than could possibly arise from an invariably stringent application of the rule. The man who steals, knows that he is viola ting the law of God and his fellows. The atatute of the country says, that for such an evil act he must sutler the penalty of impris onment. Let then the penolty be made so uro. that escape becomes next to a moral im possibility. Let every one who becomes cog' n tant of an act of stealing, give up the offender to a speedy justice. For my part, painful as the necessity might be, I would not stand between justice and my own son, were he to become an offender The stern old Ro man father has left an example of unswerving justice that Christians would do well to imi tate." "The time will come when you will think a little differently," sa d the friend; "when collateral influences will have sufficient weight to interpose an exception -to your stringent general rule." "We'll see," returned Mr. Elkington confi dently, as the two men separated. A few days after t is conversation took place, Mr. Elkington, who was a merchant, was rather surprised to receive a notification that he bad overdrawn his bank account more than iwo thousand dollars. -"This is a mistake," said he to himself, as lie opened Tito tresir,- In-order to taRe tdeTerrom his bank book, tut lha bank book Was not in its usual Place. After tumbling over some papers hurriedly to see it it were not conceaie j ueneam uiem, tie turned to one of his clerks and said: "Where is James?" He hasn't been to the store this morning, Whv? Is he sick?" I cannot lell, sir. He made no complaint of indisposition ou leaving the store last eve- nine." It was on the lip of Mr. Elkington to say in dmiMful tone ut voice: "There's something wrong;" hut checking the utterance thereof, he took his hat and left the store. A little while afterwards he presented him ' self at the counter of the bank where he kept his deposits, aud asked the book keeper oblige him by turning to his account. I see no credit here for two thousand dollars deposited yesterday," said Mr. Elking ton. "Did you make such a deposit?" asked the book-keeper. "I certainly did; or, at least intended make it." The blotter of the receiving teller was re feired to, but no credit of the sum mentioned was lound thereon." "What does your bank book say?" inquired the teiler. "I can't find it," said Mr. Elkington, in some confusion and perplexity of manner. "It has been overlaid in or upon my desk. But I know the deposit was made." "The bank book will setile the matter once." remarked the teller. "I don't like the took of this at all," said Mr. Elkint'ton to himself, as he went hurried Iv back to his store. "James absent, the bank book not to be found, and no meuinran dum of a two thousand dollar deposit made yasterdny, standing to my credit. What can it mean ? Surely that young man has not robbed me t He cannot he so base. But he has" How stern and hard instantly became the countenance of the merchant. "If be has, wo I be to him I I will track his steps with quick-fioted justice; the un ratefu wretch I" It was quite as bad as the merchant had suspected. James Craig, a young manjin twentieth year, whose character hitherto had stood above suspicion, in an evil hour had yielded to temptation, and became the robbet of his employer. But hardly was the deed dona beyond the possibility of avoiding ex posure.ere the dishonesty was bitterly repent cd. Hii first act, after appropriating two thou and dollars instead of depositing the sum tffce bank, was to leave the city in the earliest train of cars for the south. In Baltimore he found lodgings in an obscure 'tavern, where he hid himself away from ob nervation, hoping lo remain concealed until the fiat search for him would be over. Here in great humiliation and distress of mind, waited the progress of events, bitterly repent in him )tlv anil nrimp. O I what nould he not have given for re isiorea integrity r The . price or virtue nna good ntrao was hia; butthjiumof two thou aand dollars which a little while before loomed up with such a golden, attraction, now seemed ot no value whatever compared with the rich treasure he had parted with in older to secure it. On the gr-ond day after Crais' arrival Baltimore, as he sat irresolute and despondent in bis room, the door thereof was . thrown open, aud Mr. Elkington stood before him 'with sternly knit brows, and eyes that seem d as if they would pierce him through tbroush. . -f Instantly tire wretched young man turned pale as death, and he waa for some moments co' paralyzed that he could neither move speak. BY W. G. GOULD. Fearless and Free. $l,50per Annum lnAivan'c'e. New Series. EATON, PREBLE COUNTY, 0. JULY C. 1854. Vol. 11, No. 5. to at if in he bad in and as nor Humph! So I have found you, have I?" said Mr. Elkington as he closed the door. There was a cruel menace in the tones of his voice, that left small room for hope in the mind of the guilty one who cowered before him. "And now what have you to say for your self?" " Nothing," replird the young man. "Where is my money?" said Mr. Elking ton. r-r.-iif drew from his pocket a thick roll of bank bills, and handing them to Mr. tlkington said: . "There it is; I have not usd a dollar God in heaven knows how bitterly I have repented of this dreadful crime." The merchant was taken rather by surprise this unexpected restitution. Still, his pur pose to hand the offender over to justice re mained firm. He had pondered the matter closely had ven weighed the strong appeals made by certain collateral considerations but his rigid motto "let justice be done though the hea vens should fall" had decided his course of ction, and even now a police officer awaited is summons below. "James." said Mr. Elkington sternly, "you have crossed the Rubicon of crime, and your nemy Retribution must be met. The law isely ordBined punishment lor inett. ou ave stolen my properly, and as a good citizen t becomes my duty to eive you up to the min isters of the law, which I shall do. A police officer js in the bot.se; you will pass from here ntohn hands. Unhappy young man! What iusanity was upon you?" '0, mi. Elkington!" exclaimed uraig, sink ing on one knee, and lifting his ashy face to that of tl.e merchant; "do not sacrifice me for one false step, the first I have taken." "I do not sacrifice you, James," said Mr. Elkinglor. "This act is your own. You have ccmmited a crime, and it is my duty, as I have said, to hand you over to those who pun ish crime. I feel for you deeply; but I cannot give place to weakness. Justice must be done though the heavens should tall, ll each one against whom a crime is committed should suffer the offender to escape, every social safeguard would be removed. No, no, James, painiul as the act win ye, i must give you up to tnslice." "As he did so, the wretched young man started forward, and seizing his hand, said imploringly: "I have a poor, widowed mother, sir; it her son is disgraced, her heart will be bro ken." "You should have thought of that before, James. It is too late now." Do not say this ! O, sir, do not say this ! I am not so bad as you think. Though I wick edly took the money, i did not spend it. Ev ery dollar I returned to you. But uh I sir, if you ruin me belore the world il yon have me removed from all contact with the virtuous, ond associate me with old and hardened crim inals, what hope is there left for me? If 1 could be overcome in temptation wjulaauu rounded wun saicguaiua, now win i ue auie to stand when all these are removed r u, sir, I claim justice for my unhappy mother. Do not utterly ruin the widow, only son." "Justice! Justice!" sain Mr. Elkington, half bewildered manner, as he turned to wards the young man. " lou talk of justice, "Will it be best to destroy a young man when you can save him?" The voice of Craig was now firm an J ins eyes steady. His imminent peri! had made him calmer. "The law was mode for the protection of society. You bave" "Listen. Mr fctkingtnn I hear to reason. Will society be any safer so far as I am con cerned ten years hence, if, by your act, I am hardened into a deliberate criminal!" The stern purpose of the merchant began to waver. iraig saw it, and grasping rns nana, aid: "Think of my poor mother, and let me go free. Believe me, sir, your head will rest up on a quieter pillow than if you set the heel imaginary justice on my neari, anu crusn out all innocence beneath its iron tiea I." A moment or two Mr. Elkington paused. and then in a softened voice, he said, "What then ?" "I will pass on farther south, and under new name, seeK to win nacx lor myseu, uy honesty and industry, the position I have lost." Mr. E. stood silent for the space of near minute. "Have you money ?" he inquired. "Enough to take me as far as New Or leans." "James," said Mr. Eikininon, h's manner still more softened towards the young man, "it shall be as you wish. And to show you that I feel an awakening confidence in your good purpose, I will lend you fifty dollars You may not rea lily find employment, and destitution might lead you into temptation." 'Nt fifty dollars, Mr. Elkington," was the quick reply, "but if will you make the sum twenty dollars, it snail oe paio n i live, an, sir, this generous kindness will never be foi- gotten. I feel it already as a new impulse virtuous action. "May your good resolutions fail not," said Mr. E., with emotion. "Take this," and he handed Traiir a small roll of bank bills. "Be true to yourself and to your mother, and all may yet be well." Ten years had passed. Occasionally, in his native city, some one nquired for James Craig; but from tha time he left in disgrace, no one seemeu w mow anvtliine about him. A rew months slier nis uisappenrance, ms mother went somewhere to the south, it was said to loin her son . A! time wore on they wre forgotten, only thought of casually by a few who had known them more intimately man me rcsu One dav a southern merchant named f loyd, to whom Mr. Elkington bad sold large bills eioods durintr the previous lour or nve years, but who had not visited the north during that time, called in at the store of hlkington, and mentioned his name. His hand was at once vnanrA eordlallv. and much pleasure express ed at making the personal acquaintance of valued business coirespondent. As the two men stood looking into eacn other's faeea. Mr. E. was struck w ith some thing strangely familiar in the countenance bis visitor. ."You do not remember me, then?" said Floyd. "James-james Craig! U it posssible PT.tniraHil Mr. Elkinirton lowering his voice, Not James Craig. That riame was dis- hortered. But Andrew Floyd, a name yet un tarnished, and which I trust lo keep bright tha end. You were iust to the gord that re mained Itl my heart, Mr. Elkington, and I am, thank God. a man again. What tne come quencea would have beech, had your sterner ideas of justice had their way, I shudder imagine. For several moments Mr. Elkington stood silent, and in some bewilderment. The he said in a subdued manner: 'And I shudder also. Ah! how much harm may we do by KK stringent application of general laws in particular cses. FiatJustitia is a gol 'en rule; but when we resolve that ustice shall be done, we should be very cer tain that we are not guilty of tha rankest in justice." Anu so we say to all. Let justice be done but pause, and consider well the case, anil be sure that something really good is net de- st oyed by your action. hould such unhap pily be the result, then, instead of being just, you have surely wronged your fellow men. Terrible Murder of Six Children by a Mother. A Mrs Bkouoh, of Surry, near London, on the 12th, murdered her six children, while momentarily insane. She related the circum stances to an officer as follows: On Friday last I was bad all dav; I wanted to see Mr. Izod, and waited all day. I want ed him to give me some medicine. In the evening I walked about, and afterwards put the children to bed, and wanted to goto sleep in a chair. About 9 o'clock3corgy (meaning Georgiana) kept calling me to come to bed. 1 came up to bed, and they kept calling me to bring them some barley-water, and kept cal ling ti l near 12 o'clock. I had one candle lit on the chair. I went and got another, but could not see; there was something like a cloud, and I thought I would go down and get a knife and cut my own throat, but could not see. I groped about in masters room for a razor. I cou d not find one. At last I found his keys and then found his razor. I went to Greog.'.ry and cut htr fustj.I did'nt look at her. I then come to Carry, and cut her; then to Henry. He said, "Don't' mother." I said "I must," and did cut him. Then I went to Bill. He was fast asleep. I turned him over He never woke. I served him the same. I nearly tumbled into this room. The twochil- dren here, Harriet and tieorge, were awake. They made no resistance at all. Harriet struggled very much, and gurgled. I then laid down ond cut myselt. I can l tell what occur ed for some time after that, as I found myself weak on the floor. A Very Slight Difference. Hw one of our gay young brokers was re cently furnished with a new wrinkle,is told by his friends on the street, as thus: A fellow came riding a fair-enough looking horse, to the front of the office at which Jo seph does the needful trimming for his fellow citizens, and hollowed : "Say, understand you want to buy a hoss here, nt this shop I" Banker leaned against the side of the door, half opened his eyes, shut 'cm again, gzed sleepily at the bipedal and then atthequadru pedal animal; and at last "How much ?" ',A hundred and fifty dollars," was the re n'y. . ..-. "Can't give TV, my friend. You're a good lellow, I don't doubt, but I can't give that price. Some judge of hose flesh, myself I" "Well say what you will give 1" exclaimed the horse-merchant; "1 want to sell." "Tell what, "drawled Joe, very sleepily "tell what, I'll give you twenty-five dollars lor that horse." "He's wuth more," said the Jockey, tossing his leg over the saddle and sliding slowly to the ground; "butl never was the man to let a hundred and twenty-live dollars split me in a noss trade. He's yourn !" Banker took the horse and has him yef.hav ing utterly failed in a dozen of efforts to give him away. His last trial was to bestow him on Prof. Snow, the veterinarian, to be used as a living illustration of all the diseases to which the horse is subject in this climate. But the Professor steadily objects, on the ground that several of the beasts' ailments may possibly be contagious. Montgomery Ala.) mail. A Model Certificate. a a The following certificate out does the " Pan aceas," "Syrups," and "Magnetic" nostrums which usually word such astonishing miracles in the way of cures upon conceited and cred ulous people: lear Doctor: I will be 175 years old next uctouer. ror 91 years I have been an invalid, unable to move except when stirred with a lever; but a year ago last Thurs day, I herd of the Genicular Syrup. I bought a bottle, smelt of the cork, and found myself a new man. I can now run twelve-an i-a-half miles an hour, and throw nineteen double somersets without stopping. V. S. A little ot your Alicumstontum Salve opplied to a wooden leg, reduced a compound fracture in nineteen minutes, and is now covering the limb with a lresb cuticle of while gum pine bark. or of a of ?" to lo A certain Jud.e out west, (singular fel lows those western Judges,) it is said puts the following interrogatories to witnesses to test their credibility! 'W tness, do you take a newspaper?' 'No.' or if the answer be 'Yes.' 'Have you paid for it.' 'No.' In either cade, his Honor in stru ts the jury to 'give such credit to their testimony, as they think it entitled to undir the circumstance),' To sit on a sofa between two pretty girls, ond with black, eyes, jet ringlets, and rosy cheeks, the other with soft blue eyes, sunny ringlets, and red cheeks and lips, and both laughing at you at the same time. We know or nothing more trying to one, unless be to have both arms m the dough and a flea up the leg of your trowsers. "Love your neighbor as yourself," said parson to a member of his nock. "The loru iieiouim men," repueu me lai tcr, "for I hate my self like pizen ever since let Righteous Skinflint Cheat me out of the bobtail mare." "Biddy, has thatsurly fellow cleated off the snow from the pavement!" "ies, sur, Did he clear it off with otacrtty, Biddy?" "No, sur, wid a shovel." rrrThe Sunday Mocurv savs i "We like see a young lady walk as though a flea was bi ting her on each hip, it Is so lascinating. She is iust the match for the dandy who steps like an opened winged turkey traveling over a bed of hot ashes." IT An exchange paper publishes a story, which it is stated that a man who came very near drowning, had a wonderful recolleolion of every event which bad occurred in bit life. I here are a few of our subscribers Whom would recommend to practice bathing in deep waterl ' . .r. " How lonesome is the fi eside where there is no newspaper! Ask the man who has hail a family paper to' read the. Uteat -newsy good stories, the useful lessons, and.tbe.witty sayings ot lot newspaper aiu inm its value Discontent. How universal it is. We never knew thel man who would say, "I am contented." Go where you wilt among tne rich or me poor, the man of competence or the man who earns, his bread by the daily sweat of his brow, you hear the murmuring and the voice of complaint. The other day we stiod by a cooper who was playing a merry tune with an adze rounds cask. "Ah!" sighed he, "mine is a hard lot; i foiever trotting round like a dog, driving away. at a hoop." I "lleigho?" sighs the blacksmith, in one the hot davs, as he wiped away the drops of perspiration from his brow, while hU red iron glowed on his anvil, "this is a life with a vengeance; melting and frying one's self over the jre." "Ih, that I were a carpenter," ejacu'aleda shoemaker, as he bent over his lap-stone. -'Here I am, day after day, working my soul away in making soles for others, cooped bp in a iam ft 1,1, nino mnm "Lam sick of this out-door work," exclaims the tnrpenter, "boiling and sweltering under the sun or exposed to the inclemency of the. weather, U I were only a tailor!" '"Tis too bad," perpetually cries the tailor, "to be compelled to sit perched up here plying the needle all the while. Would that mine were1 a more active life." "Last day of grace; the banks won't dis count: customers won't pay; what shall I do?" grumbles the merchant. I had rather be a track-horse, a dog anything. "Happy fellows!" groans itie mwyer, as he scratches his head over some perplexing case, or pores over some dry record, "Loppy fellows! I had rather hammer stone than cudgel my brains on this tedious, vexatious question." And through all the ramifications of society, all are complaining of their condition, find ing fault with their particular calling. "If I weroonlv this, or that, or the ' titer I should be content," is the universal cry, "anything but what I am." So wags the world; so it has wagged, and so it will wag. Moral Suasion on a Ram. When a friend uf ours whom we call Aeri. cola, was a boy, he lived on a farm in Berk shire county, the owner of which was trou bled by his dog Wolf. The cur killed hia sheep, knowing, perhaps, that his master was conscientiously opposed to capital punish ment, and he could devise no means to pre vent it. "I con break him of it," said Agricola "if you will gire me leave." "Thou art permitted," said tho honest far men and we will let Agricola lell the story in his words. "There wos a ram on the farm as notorious for butting as Wolf was for sheep kiUing, and who stood in as much need of moral suasion as the dog. I shut Wolf up in the barn with the old fellow, anJ the consequence was, that the doz never looked a sheep In the free again. The ram broke every bone in bis body, literally. Won' SLTO? aroeid,T7T!' ua cMum, ma luunutc intolerable: he was sure lo pitch into whom sotver went nigh him. Til fix him,' said I, and so I did. I rigged an iron crow-bar out of a hole in tha barn, point fore, and hung an old hat on th end of it; you can't always tell, when yon see a ht, whether there is a head iu it or not; how, then, should a ram? The ram made at it full butt, and being a good marksman from long practice, the bar b-oke in between his horns and came out under hii tail. This little admonition effectually cured him of butting." Murder Under Strange Circumstances. The Troy (N. Y.) Budget gives an account of a murder on the Isthmus of Panama, which possesses strange features. The Budget says; "It will be recollected that Susan Deniu, (Mrs Woodward,) and Kale Denin, (Mrs. Fox,) two actresses well known in this city, some time since went to California to fulfill professional engagements there. They were accompanied by .Mr. Woodward, Susan's hus band. After they had airived in California, a difficulty arose between Susan and her hus band, which finally resulted in a separation. She then openly joined with, or put herself under the protection of Mr. Bingham, on actor at San Francisco. On the first of June, Su san, Kate, and Mr. Bingham sailed for New York. Mr. Woodward alto took passage by the same route. On arriving at Aspinwall, this side of the Isthmus, Mr. Bingham left the cars with a crowd of passengers, for the pur pose of look;ng nftT his baggage. He had not been out but a few minutes when he was shot, mortally wounded, as is reported to vs. The ball entered his side, near his back, pass- ng through his body above the hips, in the on fusion of the crowd, where each passenger wos rushing to secure his baggage, it was im possible to tell who committed the deed. I here was a rumor just as the steamer sailed that n Jamaica negro perpetrated the act. Woodward came on to New York in the North Star, while the Denin girls remained at Aspin wall with Bingham, who, it was said, was dying when the steamer sailed." Water Drinking. it a I Prof, filliman, in a recent Smithsonian lec ture at Washington, gave the following sen sible advice to young men: "If, therefore, vou wish for a clear mind, strong muscles, and quiet nenea, and long me anu power prolong' ed into om age, permu me io say, aimougn i am not giving a temperance lecture, avoid all drinks not water, and mild Infusions ol that fluid: shun tobacco and opium, and everything else that disturbs the moral state of the sys tem; rely upon nutnti us food and mild diluent drinks, of which water is the basis, and you will need nothing beyond these things except rest arid due moral regulation of all your pow ers, to give you long, happy, and useful lives, and a serene evening at the close." to in we thed inr"ililns where were you born f" ,!On the Holderrack." ".What I always ?" ,HoW old are yoU, then ?" "When the old school house is built,! was two week . more nor a year, what ish painted red. as voa eo home mit your back behind vou oaderncht hand side by de old black smith shop, what stands where it was burnt down; next year will be two weeks." rrrThe darkey who greased his feet thdt he would not make a rioise when he went t' steal the Chickens, slipped from the ben torist into the custody of the owner. He gave as rea son for his being there, HDat he onlycomedar to tee -if de chickens sleep with oar eyes open."- Hraa cooped. - ,d . : . ,. AkBliTU. rAliMtwini MoHmonr. nnacl itn ' savs an exchange, was recently addressed to lawyer of our acquaintaee at a fair m arteriglr- Uoring villnge: "it distance rentuj-tncoaqr-ment to-tfre view, and view refuses lq' return it; caii distsAce recover any legal redttssr" The Number of Foreigners in the United States—Religious Statistics. Scotland Wales ofjOormany Just at this tme, when the public mind is aeitated by the Know-lSothingNativist excite ment, the following table, taken from the census returns of 1850, showing the number of foreigners then In the United Stales, and where they came from w II be interesting: England 278,fi7rt 901.719 70,50 89,RJ 673.2J5 l.ii7t 1,213 Holland Turkey Austria Switzerland Norway Denmark Italy 9,384 10 .95)4 18,859 12.B78 1,838 8.K45 8,118 Ireland ranee Portugal Iklffium Spain The above foots up 2,026,280, Since 1850, however, the tide of emigration has poured in very sirong, Pt least four hundred thousand foreigners landing every yeah The census was taken in the summer, so that about four years have elapsed since that time. If we should estimate that a million and a half of emigrants had come over since the census, we should not be far from right. Making large allowance for deaths, which have been quite numerous, owing, to the prevalence of the yellow fever and the cholera in different por tions ot the contederacy, it would be sale to say that the numher of foreigners noio in the United Stutet is at least three millions. The number of natives lo the manor born may be estimated at twenty million, not in cluding the three million negro slaves. The foreigners are, therefore a little more than one-seventh part of the white population of the country. The natural increase in num bers of tije natives must be larg r than what the foreigners receive by emigration. It will be noticed that in 1850 very near one-half of the foreign population was from Ireland. Since that time, however, the Germans have gained considerably, but the Irish are undoubt edly still the most numerous. That prepon derance they will not long retain, for the German emigration is now more than twice as large as any other. In May of this year, iu New York, there were landed 20,000 Ger mans, ond only 9,000 Irish; and that disparity will be kept up. The population of Ireland has been so re duced by the famine of 1847, and the immense emigration of the following years to this coun try, that our accessions hereafter from that quarter will not be near ss large as they have been. The numbe' of foreign voters is much less than we had supposed. Estimating that one in eigl.t of them are voters basing it upon the census of 1850 for the emigrants since have not had time to complete their cit izenship, and we have only a quarter of a mil lion of aliens who exercise the right of suffrage. There are, at least, in a full poll, three mil lions of native voters. These facts, and fig urses, demonstate pretty satisfactorily, that we need have no fear that the foreigners, by any possible course they may pursue, can ev er become formidable, leven if they were so , . ... i : i . : .i : uispu-eu, 10 me iiuciuuy anu insfciiimuny or o ay,. ;' wvU,,u.- uiua suuu u iuca A large portion of them, too. by long resi. Jertce in th& Unlied Stsir's.-bceome Amsneaiw he), and' are almost as much attached fo-the country as the natives ttsroselyes. From the census of 1650 we gather' the following par ticulars about the religious sent'ment of the country, the publication of which- ought to allay the apprehensions of many good people, who stem to suppose that the Catholics are rapidly acquiring an oscendency. The great mo3s of the American population is powerfully and unshakably Protestant. Thus the lead ing sects stand about as follows, according to the official census returns of 1850: No. of Chnrches. Value of Church Protestant. Property. Methodist 12,197 $14,839,671 Baptist 8,7 'J 1 10,90u,882 Presbyterian 4,584 14,889,889 ConRrezntional 1,418 7,970,962 Roman Catholic 1,112 8,978,83d We thus perceive the immense disparity of Roman Catholics compared to the strength of only five of our leading Protestant sects. We find the whole number of churches in the United States(all of which may be considered Protestant) except th' Roman Catholics, as follows. Number of churches, 86,011; aggre gate accommodation, 13,489,896; average ac commodation. 334; total amount ot cnurcn property, 386,416,637. Numher of Roman Catholic churche', 1,112, aggregate accom modation, 620,950; average accommddation, 558; total amount of church property, 68,973,-830.-C.'n. Enquirer. tTWe fieard the other day a go d one o( John Check; our former squire, who always had h s eyes cocked both ways for justiee.nnd perhaps for Sunday. It seems he had fined ah Irishman, who having used a little too much of the crnyther, was foolish enough to let the crayther uso him. Pat on leaving the office met a friend, to whom he held forth , "By jabers, ond I was fined Martin !" "Ah, and who firi'd ybu now ?" "That's telliri' just. Twas a mod in there who's either a justice of the peace, or a peace of justice and I don't know, which; and he's left handed in both eyes." Exchange. .. a i ItTlIenry Ward Beecher says he means lo vote arainst the Nebraska bill, though the bal lot box should be placed in the jaws ol r II. To this the Wheeling ArguV replies, that every man has a right to vote in his own pre cinct. trr Fanny Pern makes some' powerful home thrusts now and then. In speaking of Clergy men who turn the pulpit into a political forum, she says:" They will now tall you and the Almighty, in their .prayers, all the political news ol the week f" ItTA younc mart of good standing recently proposed honorable marriage to a young lady of the West; when he received for an answer, "Get out you fellow ! Do you think rd sleep with a mSn 7 I'll lell your mother.'r . Miss Pitkin says the reason she never war ned is, that she never saw the man .for whom she'd be willing to cook three meals of vic tuals everyday in her life. A very good reason truly. IT"I say, Sambo, where does Squire Peters live?" asked a travelier.of a boy who sat grin ning and ballancing himself on a rail. "Turn up dat street, den rtass dat pond, den turn to de right; den strike off de ole farm side hof Matin, Shed's house,,, and jceep goin' oh where you see fruit's in da held and you Will tiCiU uitoaiii an I 1 . . hhI4 IibIa mivsinl it by ten toom behind with the paper joura all on a bust hot 8s Jehu Editor scolding, and the devil trying his hand .at something Onei' nil Jerusalem crickets, , isn't u hard timet I Is published every Tbnrsfiay ruorairg.in tf oom immediately over the Post Office, Mail Slreet.Eaton, Ohio, at the following rates: i ou perannum, in advance. 2 00 if notpaid within tke year, and S2 50 aftertheyear basexpired. Theserates will btrigidly enforced. No DaperdisrAintlhuert h'nlil (repaid, unless at the option bf the publisher jj-aii commuaicattonsaddressedlo the Ed tors must, be sent free of postage to insurt at tention. ETNo coramnnrcalion inserted, unless ic ompanieil by a responsible name. Skill in Finance. The following dialogue which is said fo have ?hil .VlnpUcin 8 neighboring town, shows that the untutored African race are not destitute of finaucial talenls which would re flect credit on many active, managing, money circulating men of the day. b A sable descendant from Africa by the name of Mingo, hatirg been at work at distance T Tr'.1? !.?-'- etu""? home on a frightful looking 'old horse, Without saddle ?ue," following dialog'ua en- Mingo "Oli! massa. 1 buy him. ..r dollars." . . ' ' Moster-'Tut where did you get Vhe money to pay for turn!" ' Mingo "Oh Massa, me trade; nil! gib hltrl right down note of . bond for tree mouths." Master "But Mingo. wIim months fir's up what then ?" fllingo 'Den Maasa den I tV m .1 note and gib hira another!" The Connecticut Liquor Law. The statute to surnress intemnt?fahc. cently passed by the Legislature of Connecti cut, is a lineal successor of the old Blue Lea so celebrated in its Colonial annals. In tha nrrt ptace.it grsclously permits a man to make the apples of his own rrowth nr milier i ;ia cider, and his own. grapes, currents or other fruit into wine. But it forbids him uliin,rh'. neighbor a quart for minee-pies or for anv oth er purpose. He can sell him five gallons, td be "actually taken at one time." anil nnf A drop less. If his currants orcrapes should not happen to turn out well, so that he could not make so large a quantity as five gallons to sell the he cannot sell any, not even a little in case of sickness, without subjecting himself -.oine penally oi uie law. vve predict that a statute with snch a provision is not destined to a long existence, ven in Connecticut. Death of Madame Sontag. Our Telegraph column this morning an nounces the death of Madame Henrietta Son tao, of cholera, in the city of Mexico, on tho 16th inst. Mad. Sonto was known as the most celebrated Piima Donna of the age, while in the private walks of life the was preemi nent for her many virtues. The announce ment of her death, far away from home, in a strange laud, will cause many a bitter pang; among her friends in this ccuntry, for but few in her profession have passed through Ihe ma ny Vicissitudes of life without reproach. Td know her was lo love her. At her dealh alio was fifty years ol age. She leaves ajiusband arid three children a son and two daughters to mourn her Iokr, The husban-l was with her at the. time of her death; the son resides iri Paris, and the two girls in a convent, near London. Cm. Enq. Destructive Storms in Indiana. 25, 1854.-0e or the" most destructive storms visited this place and vicin ity on Friday night last, that we had .experi enced .here.. Tin damage' Hone,ic4nnt,yet he tuny estimated.-' ; tiouses,ijarii8 ftd fences w'eie' blown down." A humber of bouses were struck by lightning three in this village. . Theloss is great so far as heard from. Ac companying Hie wind was a heavy shower of hail, almost entirely destroying the growing; corn and injuring the wheat and erasscros. Some of the smallest streams attained a height in a rew hour' never belore known, and over flowing their banks, literally covered some farms on the low . lands with an unbokeri sheet of water. One Mr. Stephens of thia village, was awakened in the night, and ori getting out of bed, found himself standing in. about two feet ot water on the Door. Himself and family made good ther escape to their neighbors on, the hill, and left his house and property to the mercy of the storm, which for tiinately was not taken away, but Was found to be miich damaged; ' No Annexation of the Sandwich Islands. We are sorry to say that the r port of the speedy Annexation of the Sandwich Islands Id the United States, is doubted in well-informed quarters. The Washington correspondent of the Penntyhanian writesto, that journal as fol lows : Tho report so industriously circulated by Northrert journalists of the speedy annexa tion of the Sandwich Islands to the United States is discredited here in circles where one looks for reliable information. At the present time the Administration has no idea of favor ing the project of annexing the Sandwich Is lands. The Editor of that sterling conserva- tive'paper.tlife New York Journal of Coinmeres, may now sleep in perteci security. Death from the Bite of a Snake. On thh 121 h inst., Purcel jackson, of Worcester County, Md., was bitten bn tho end of one of bis fingers by a copper-heal snnke, from the effects of which he died the nextcav. Immediately after being bit hedrauk a large quantity of whisky, thinking it would counteractthe effecUlf 11m pnioh bi -m for tunately, 'it had no such effect. When b died, the -whole of hi a nn a nd a portion f h is body, tha-Shield says, were perfectly green. ! New Territorial Appointments. WASHINGTON, June 23. The appointments for the New Territories were sent to the Senate yesterday, and tin as follows: ! General Butler of Ky., Gdvfernor of Nebras ka, A. H. Reeder of Pa., Governor of Kansas. Mr. Woodson of Va, Secretary of Kansas. Mr. Cummihgs of Iofrir, Marshal of Kinsns. Mr. Furguson, ot Michigan, cniei justice of Nebraska, Associate Judges of NebrSska ami Kansas; Mr. Bradley, of Indiana Mr. Hardin, bf Georgia, Mr. Elmore, of Alabama, , , trrfhere is one sigh which never fails. When you read the proceedings of a Demo cratic Anti-Nebraska Convention1, and-see a long stri- g of resolutions With the esnt phrard of "dough face" liberally interspersed through them, you may set it down for a fixed factthn the actors are knocking for admittance intd the abolition church. "Dough faeew ' is the countersign which admits all to pass' 0 e ab olition sentinels. None but friends use thai terra. Whenever you hear a democrat using the term, mark him a .wolf insheep'scldthirlg: Dont't trust him.' Indianapolis Sent. t trln Coniiecticut thb a'sw liquor law fqr- b ids the i collection : of. debts coBlracled for liqUQr.. . i,, : , . (tyWhen a man stops hia wsbar ort sr , count of-paauaiarjr loebr iiuji;. V. consider uMrdarjpui ,$ oje t ease as if hf shoald eon- elude td stop hii daily Itfcsd for feat he shoul leVme to poterty. .' .'