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" 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-
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
"Did you make such a deposit?" asked the
"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
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
Fearless and Free.
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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
"And now what have you to say for your
" Nothing," replird the young man.
"Where is my money?" said Mr. Elking
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
"I have a poor, widowed mother, sir; it
her son is disgraced, her heart will be bro
"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,
"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
Mr. E. stood silent for the space of near
"Have you money ?" he inquired.
"Enough to take me as far as New Or
"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
"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
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
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.
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.
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
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'
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.
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."
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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. .' .'

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