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W.C. GOULD. Kditr.
EATON, CJIAHCll 1, 1855.
William ItlcdiH.
".Xieutenarit trovernor,
.' James Myers.
' Supreme Judge,
Ml. B. Warden.
"HV. D. morgan.
John G. Breslln.
Secretary of State,
William Trevitt.
Attorney General,
George W. McCook.
Board of Public Works,
James B. Stcedman.
Look Here! Everybody!
We expect to distribute the Gifts in our En
terprise on the Seventh of March, about three
weeks from this time. All therefore who wish
cheap paper will have to come in quickly
We hope those persons who have names and
ttuney on hand will semi it in immediately,
and if they have any ticket! left, dispose of
them as soon as possible. No time to loose
now. Our old tubtcribert, in Town and vi
cinity, may obtain Tickets by calling at our
Office. We shall be glad to have the names
of all our old subscribers upon the Gift Enter
prise list. Let them come in without delay.
"Godit's Lady's Book" for March is upon
-out table, superbly embellished and contain
, ing one hundred pages. This is the most de
sirable and useful Book for ladies in Ameiica
and should be patronized by all the fair ones.
Its Fashion plates, Patterns, tfc. in one num
ber is worth the subscription price one year.
Terms (3 per annum. Two copies for S5. -L.
A. Godkt, publisher, Philadelphia.
JTWe see it stated that, G. Swan, Esq.
President of the State Bank of Ohio, in con
sequence of ill-health, has resigned. The va-
cancy will be filled at the next meeting of the
Board of Control. If we bad anything to say
or do in Banking operations, we should like to
see selected for the place vacated by Mr. S.
Jonathan Harshman, Esq. President of our
Branch. He is a shrewd, keen business man,
of much practical experituce, and well calcu
lated by nature, education and habits to till
such a post, with honor to himself and satis
faction to those concerned.
" utrOur friend Van Dkusen, fearing that we
might not have had an opportunity of perusing
the Indiana Liquor Law, brought us a copy in
pamphlet form neatly bound anil convenient for
reference.' He will please see us hot in baud
making our best bow, and we ahant say any
thing more about "rail road acquaintances,"
"fast women," etc., for a long lime.
(Tjrlt appears that the reason why a large
number of the American Reform members of
the Pennsylvania Legislature withdrew from
he caucus and refused to vote for Cameron,
for U. S. Senator, was that a half dozen Dem
ocrats outside of the order came into the cau
cus and were allowed to vote for a Senatorial
(CTLate accounts from Mexico represent
"thai Santa Anna is daily becoming more un
popular. His funds are exhausted, and his
treasury bankrupt, an J it is expected that he
will not be able to sustain himsel f much longer.
UT Op the 22d ult, Adam Miller, the
Know Nothing Clerk of Montgomery county,
parraded the streets of Dayton, beating the
Drum for a Company composed of Germans.
We learn by letter that he was remonstrated
with, and replied by saying that, "I will do
as I d d please." Adam's patriotism run
away with his prudence, some of bis friends
imagined. Some of the knowing ones said
that Adam was drumming up votes, and that
he knew what he was about.
BTThe Mansfield Herald says that a citizen
of that place has been imprisoned for refusing
-to testify in court, in regard to the contents
of a telegraphic dispatch which passed through
Ibis hinds.
CTTbey whose -lives are Ihe most spotlessly
pure, generally suffer most by the foul tongue
of slander. -
O-WVteard it said of late that J. R. Hua
mll, of Hamilton, whouWto deal in Liq
uors, etc. has come under the "New Consti
tution" and turned bis Liquor establishment
into a China.Glassware and Queensvrare store.
If you want anything nice give him a call.
Cheap and good, warranted.
UTln relation to Green, the Chicago mur
derer, who lately committed suicide in jail,
the Journal says that his property is estin.ated
at from 830,000 to 840,':00. He willed it to
his youngest son, about six years of age
Should be die intestate, by the will, it then
goes to the Young Men's Association and the
Freemen's Benevolent Association of Chicago.
The relatives will attempt to have the will
set a.ide on the ground of insanity.
CTThe Rhode Island House of Representa
tives has adopted a resolution authorizing the
Governor to present to Commodore Perry, a
service of plate, suitably inscribed, as tes
timonial of the high appreciation by his na
tive State of tbe great and important service
he has rendered to the cause of civilization
and commerce, in tbe opening of the porta of
tTNow that our readers have learned the
ews by tbe Pacific, they would do well to
"poet up" in matters nearer home. We
would inform them that Ball, No. 10 Fifth
treet, to still engaged in taking pictures at
his splendid Gallery, at unusually low pri
ces. We advise visit to his establishment.
We give place by request, to a lengthy ar
hide from the Richmond (Ind.) Pulladium, rel
ative to the action of the ladies of Centreville,
upon the Liquor question. We are opposed to
mob law in all its forms, but.if we remember
rightly, the cause of the out-break in Centre
ville,was produced by some fiend in human
shape, furnishing liquor to a poor, degraded
devotee of Bacchus, despite the tears, and en
tree tits of hia wife and family, and the re
monstrance of friends, until death closed the
scene, and we now say, in cases similar, when
men cease to be men, and beoome devils, they
should not only have the heads of their whisky
barrels knocked in, but their cicn should share
a similar fate
We are at a loss to divine the motive
Tempera nee ladies had in requesting the pub
lication of the -article alluded to, kere, unless
it might be, indeed, with a view of exciting
some of the more fanatical and "strong minded"
of our town, to acta of lawlessness and vi
olence. We are happy to believe, however.
that the women of Eaton, have too much good
sense and prudence to engage in any such
acts. We have in Ohio, a law stringent in its
provisions, upon the Liquor traffic, and if that
is not sufficient to protect community, mohoc-
racy will most certainly fail. The ladies of
Mount f leasant, Hamilton county, a short
time since, got the "deil in them" and made a
descent upon sundry whisky estsblishments
and demolished them according to the most
approved plan in Judge Lynch's code. We
have no fears of any such occurrences in
Eaton, although, ifaome or the heads of those
barrels from which is retailed amalgamated
ether and whiskey, at ten cents per quart, was
knocked in, few would regret it I When men
sell whisky Fomran that it makes those who
drink it steal, or abuse their families, the law
most applicable to a speedy discontinuance of
the business should be enforced. Some Tem
perance men, however, are mighty brave be
hind fortifications of Calico, and ladies gener
ally, being generous, kind, sympathetic and
impulsive, these gentlemen use every means
to incite all the active principles of humanity,
and then prudence, moderation and judgment
flee away and overt aclnpf lawlessness antiMt-
violence are the consequents. Every good
citizen must deprecate all acts of mobocracy,
and everything calculated to foster such
spirit, and of the two evils, it is hard to tell
which is the most to be dreaded. It miffht
truly be said, however, that the "remedy is
worse than the disease !" If the laws, when
rigidly enforced, are insufficient to protect
community, Men, and not until 7en, might it
be proper to seek in violence that redress
which is withheld by law. We know the
Liquor business, is a source of profit, and that
is me reason sjien enng to it with so much te-
nacily.bul we are glad to believe that t here is no
one engoged in the business in eup town, who
would not willingly give it up, if his stock was
purchased aleost we arcnot authorized tosay
so. pmtitt'y, but from our knowledge of the
men, we are inJuced so to believe, so thst the
business may be stopped, without resort to
violence, and thereby much ill-feeling and ac
rimony prevented. We regard tbe present law
as unjust in some of its provisions, bnt it is
the best we have now, or, can for some time
to come, and it should be administered and ex
ecuted with firmness tempered by mercy.
We have no sympathy for those fellows in
Mount Pleasant, who losl their whisky, but
we can offer no word of justification for the
means whureby it was offered down sacrifice!
If it was as mean as that stuff generally kept
in small pieces, and large ones too, sometimes,
it should have been offered a sacrifice to tbe
devil long before it was, as well as all of a
similar character, We are in favor of Total
Abstinence, and although toe indulge in a little
of the " critter " occasionally, by way of med
icine, yet, we are willing to itop off thort, and
go the whole figure for Prohibition, for the
public good. But, what's Die use of talking f
Read 'he article from the Palladium, and if
the tfaii gets into you, and you've a notion to
knock-in whisky barrel heads and whisky-sel
ler's heads too, and think there's no hereafter,
all we've got to say is, go it pettieoati !
PAllof the Railroad Companies in Indiana
have given free passes to the members of the
Legislature. Is not thia reviving the "dead
head'' system in its most objectionable form t
Ball's Panorama.
There is every prospect that this splendid
work of art will be ready for exhibition in a
short lime. It will be a correct representation
of the principle cities of America; also, of Af
rica and Cuba. It is of vast extent, and will
excel anything in the shape of a panorama
'hat has ever been exhibited in this country.
BTA telegraphic dispatch from Washington
dated Feb. 20, says:
"The Senate went into executive session
to-day. The nomination of Hiram V. Wilson
Judge of the Northern Districts, and H. H.
Robinson, as Marshal, and J. Jewctt, as Dis
trict Attorney for tl.e Southern District of
Ohio, was unanimously confirmed."
The New District Judge.
The Cleveland Herald speaks in favorable
terms of Hirum V. Wilson, the newlv appoint-
ed District Judge for the Northern District of
Ohio. It says:
"For twenty years Mr. W. has been in thj
active and successful practice of law in this
city; to be sure,; he is an ardent politician,
first of all the members of the party who were
aspirants for the place as far as we know
who those aspirants were we prefer Mr, Wil
son as being the least rabid and ultra. A
gentleman of generous impulses, ready to ad
vance by his influence, services and moaev,
every educational or other project for the
public good, emphatically a man who seeks to
build up rather than tear down, we cannot
but congratulate the district upon the appoint
ment so long as the appointmentmust of course
given to the administration party, from a
long and personal acquaintance with Mr.
Wilson, we believe that he will rise above
any parly influences and scorn to pander to
any political prejudices.
(Q-We have been frequently asked if our
'old tubtcribert could have the benefit of a
Ticket in our Gift Enterprise." We answer
now, for all, that, we want every old subscri
ber, to send us one dollar, and get a receipt
tbe paper one year, and a Ticket Those
wno fsil to improve Ihe opportunity, must
blame themselves. The time for the distri
bution will soon be here, and those who want
Tickets must come soon. -
The Way Kissane Was Arrested.
Van Brunt said, "Why, this is Mr. Kis-
We find the fallowing in the Buffalo Courier,
in relation to Kissane's capture. It says :
'Now for the incidents which led tp the
capture: Uit Monday of last meek, a ma a
named William Sparrow, Welahman, living
about seven miles east of Williamsville, on
his way hither stopped st Williamsville. ami,
while there, passed three $20 bills of the In
ternational Bank of this eity, that had been
cut aod alteied, it having bees discovered
that some adroit rogue bad to cut and pasted
the bills together, as that ten of them were
manufactured into eleven, and, unless closely
vruiinized, the fraud would in most cases
evcape observation. The persons to whom
Sparrow passed the bills were Messrs. Zent,
I'estow, and John Kocb, who detected the
fraud. They immediately started for Buffalo,
in company with officer Prentiss, in hope' of
arresting Dparrow, though not very sanguine
of success. They had paid no particular at
tention te his apparel, aid were far from cer
tain of being able to identify him. Ou the
way Ibey stopped several persons, charging
each with being the man, and finally did
meet Sparrow and arrested him. He had been
to the International Bank, nd obtained twenty-six
(20 bills, out of which his friend Kis
sane would make twenty-eight. He waa
brought back, to the city and taken to the res
idence of Mr. Coit, caahier of the bank, and
thence to jail, a person being sent along to
"pump" him, if possible, which was done
with success. Prentiss started at once for
Sparrow's house, where they found Kissane,
armed wun a revolver, and Bowie-knife, ar
rested him, and brought him to the jail in this
city. On Thursday. Prentiss went to the
jail for the purpose of seeing what he could get
out of Sparrow, who was not apparently indis
posed to divulge. After some talk, Prentiss
started again (or Sparrow's, and af'.er consid
erable talking and coaxing, finally succeeded
m ootiinine Horn Sparrow's wife a package,
which, on being opened, was found to con
tain 86,500 of the missing bills of the Chem
ical Bank.
On Saturday, the teller of the Bank. Mr.
Parson's, was here, identified the money and
took it back :o New York, leas 8650, which
was paid to Y rentiss as his reward."
"Another Incident. Ob Saturday, as Mr
Ooit was going to the jail, be called at the
American, and happened to see a gentleman
irom New York, a Mr. Van Brant, who, it
was said, was one of the "down town firm'
alluded to at Ihe commencement of this arli
cle. Mr. Coit asked him if he would not like
to visit tbe jail and see the Mr. Lynch in whose
possession the Chemical Bank money was
found. Assenting, they went over, and on
being confronted with Monsieur "Lvnch,
Q-reditnble as was the arrest to officer
Prentiss, it is but justice to add that equal
praise is due lo Messrs. Zent, Bestow, and
Koch, for the prcmpt and zealous assistance
they rendered, and without which tbe culprit
oiigni nave oeen still at large."
From the Palladium.
tTln accordance with a call of the ladies of
Centerville.a large concourse of persons assem
bled at the M. E. Church, on the evening of
rnuay, reoruary i, ibbo. V
Uponmolionof Mrs. Harriet Woods, Mrs.
Deborah R. Adams, was called to the Chair,
and Mrs. Jane H. McCord appointed Secretary.
By request of the Chairman, Rev. F. G.
Black offered prayer.
The chairman then announced the object of
me meeting to oe tne hearing of the report of
committee previously appointed to visit all
those in Cenierville, who were emrased in
selling intoxicating liquors, and request them
to uesisr irom tneir business, uhrreupon Mrs.
Sarah Williams offered the following
retort :
The committee appointed lo draft a nelilion
and obtain the signatures of the ladies of Cen
terville and vicinity, and topreKnt the same
to the merchants, grocers and druggists.and to
ooiain tneir answers, would present the fol
lowing report:
The committee met and agreed upon a peti
tion, which was circulated and 313 signatures
were obtained.
The following are the petition and names:
Centerville, January 27, 18 5.
The circumstances which have compelled
us to appear before you ore both extraordinary
and peculiar, while we feel a common inter
est in maintaining and perpetuating every le
gitimate branch of business in our community
we, at the same time declare our intention
and pledge our united services to the DIS
every branch of business which, overlooking
the moral and social condition of society,
seeks to intrench itself in the pavilion of its
own selfishness, regardless of the moral and
social interests of community. Such is the
character of your business so far as it has any
connection with ihe vending of intoxicating
drinks. We do therefore, as the wives moth
ers and sis'ers of this community, ask you,
respectively, lo abandon at once and FOR
EVER, the unholy business of selling or giv
ing to our husbands, sons, brothers, or the
wayfaring man, anything that can intoxicate.
We wish, in fine, tosay to you in unmit
tokable terms, that we want you to abandon
the liquor ffaffie. We feel that we are suf
ferers by your trade, and therefore have a
right to ask this redress. We ask it earneitlv
tincerelf, and with determination, and we
will wait forty-eight hours for your answer.
Signed by 313 ladies,
We reeret our inability to insert the names.
We have not capital lettersout of use to do so.
To tn is petition we received the following
Cc.NTERVlLLB, Feb. 1st, 1855,
We, the undersigned merchants, grocers
druggists and citizens of Centemiie. do here
by agree and pledge our selves to the ladies of
tenterville ond vicinity, that we will not
keep, or sell, or give away any intoxicating
iquors 10 any of our customers, friends, or
any individual whatever.
Henry Garthwait, King 4 McMoechan,
Wm. L.Wilkinson,, J. Druley,
J. C, Hays, Wm. C. Bnnta,
Jack A- Baker, F. V. Snider tc Co.,
Elmer &. Jones, Elijah R. Harvev,
Emmerson dr. M'Whinney, Isaac Burbank,
L. wolller, Andrew Keed,
Thomas Gaston, Wm. C.Harvey.
To the Temperance Committee of Center-
mile: I agrte to sell out all my stock of
intoxicating liquors to the said committee, if
they choose to buy the same, at cost and
carriage, and sign the p'edge presented by
said committee, and abandon the traffic. And
as it is a matter of importance to me that 1
maintain my family, and as 1 have the shop
rented and will have to pay the rent, I there-
lore solicit the patronage of the committee
when I ktep en establishment they can con
sistently patronize. All of which is respect
fully submitted.
February 2d, 1855.
We, tbe undersigned, Druggists of Center-
vide, do hereby pledge ourselves to the ladies
of Centerville and all others concerned, that
we will neither sell nor give away any intox
icating liquors of any kind, except for medi
cinal purposes, snd in s II eases we must be
well satisfied that such liquors, when sold.
will be used for such purposes only. '
To tbe committee and petitioners who called
on me proprietors or business houses 00 the
evening of the 29th inst., reqneiting a dis
continuance of the traffic in spiritoui or in
toxicating liquors:
Ladies Supposing you will expect a re-,
spouse from us to your visit, whether we will
accede to or refuse to comply with the prayer
of said petitioners. In answer to (aid pen
tion we will simply state that we came here
strangers to the most of you, for the purpose
of carrying one legitimate bnsintss in the
Grocery trede--conceiving that a well regula
ted grocery is not only as useful but as honor
able as any other branch of the mercantile
trade. And we wish to demonstrate tbe fact
that a grocery and doggery are not, as many
suppose, synonymous terms. In order to car
ry out our position, we resolved before em
barking in this business, that we would nei
ther keep, nor suffer to be kept about our
premises, any article that would produce in
toxication, or that contained tbe remotest
cause to produce such an effect. And as a
guarantee to what we say, we give this as a
jret pan to aRy person or persons, male or
female, so disposed,to enter ourbusiness room
institute a diligent search, and if anything is
lound that will produce or lead to intoxica
ting, they are at liberty without fear or moles
tation, to destroy both vessel and contents.-
And if any person or persons wishing to make
such examination, will find written upon the
door, "admittance free," and the "latch string
hung out."
Centerville, January 31, 1855.
The petition was presented not only to
those who sold intoxicating liquors, but to all
the merchants, grocers and druggists in our
nlace. We did this that none mieht uomnlain.
and that we might secure, if possible, tbeco'
operation or all.
The following persons refused to sign tbe
pledge presented by the committee :
Myers Seaton & Son, Dry Goods Merchants.
Mr. Lahee, Rum-seller.
George Rigsby, Grocer.
Geotge Rigsby would sign if the committee
would buy his liquors.
The committte purchased Mr. Rigsby's
liquor, and he quits the business.
The committee deemed it advisable to con
sent to buy the liquors of those who would
abandon the traffic forever, and they suppose
it will take about 870 to purchase them. The
peisons referred to, report the following as the
value of liquors on hand:
Henry Garthwaite, 823, George Rigsby, 812,
L. Wolfer, 835. Total 870. Mr. Lahee said
he had but about 2i barrels of whisky, and he
did not think that he would be in town by
Monday the 5th.
The committee have tried to do what they
believed to be their duty, in the fear of God.
They have done it sincerely, earnestly and
prayerfully, and with the determination to ac
complish what they have undertaken. All
which is respectfully submitted.
Mrs. P Ham,
" E. Jack,
A. Evans,
. " N. Baker,
Miss L. Reynolds,
Mrs. F. Forkner,
" A. Nutt,
" C. Hornish,
R. Nosie, Committee.
" S. Chapman,
" E. Priciiett,
" E. Newman,
" M. Meredith,
" S. Kendrick,
" E. Mitchell,
" M. 8vder,
" H. Rioler,
" C. Abrahams,
'. C. Henshaw,
On motion, the report was concurred in.
Mrs. P. Hum offered the following resolu
tion?: Whereas, There are some who have refus
ed to subscribe lo the pledge, or lo give us
satisfactory assurances that they will not vend
or suffer to be vended on their premises intox
icating drinks disregarding out entreaties and
spurning nur petitions, and feeling that while
in toxical iiie liauorsto be uh) as a beverage
can be obtained, Ihe peace and safety of our
(amines and friends must be jeopardized and
their best interests and those of the commu
nity ruined, and believing that we are under
the strongest obligations to use our influence
in every lawful way, to prevent the dreodful
calamities of intemperance, therefore.
Kceolcetl, That we adopt and strictly carry
oui inc following pledge : We, the undersign
ed, citizens of ( enterville and vicinity, hereby
pieuge ourselves not to patronize or trade in
any manner, or to any amount, with any one
who has not and will not sign the pledge
presented hy the ladies.
Keeolved, That we allow lhoe who have
refmedtosign the -pledge THREE DAYS to
aiipoieoj their a quart and mind up their bu
The resolutions were called for separately.
and each one carried by an unanimous vote.
i he Uisirman, on motion, appointed a com
mittte of eight ladies lo circulote and procure
signotures to the pledge contained in resolu
tion 1st.
The Chsirman renuestcd the gentlemen pres
ent to participate with the lodies in the fur-
ther exercises of the evening whereupon, El
der S. K. Hosh0ur Prof, Jocelyn and Rev. F.
G. Black were severally called upon by the
audience, and mHe short speeches.
un motion, the Chairman appointed twenty
ladies to act a, s Committee of Vigilance.
Ihefollowjnp rpoolutinn was offered and
unanimously adopted by the gentlemen:
Rrtohed, That ve heartily approve the
course piirsued by the la 'ies of this place, in
ineir Determination to destroy the liquor traf
fic, and w nlerli'p ourselves tn stand bv them
in the progeCution of all that is meant in "a
"Mr contequencet."
An appea was mide to the audience for
funds to enable the ladies to pay for the liquors
they had promised to buy. 856,60 were sub
scribed, and a pledge given by many of the
leading citizens that more should be forth
coming if needed.
The following resolution was offered and
unanimously adopted : .
.Resohrd, That, the proceedings of the meet
ine be published in the Richmond Palladium,
Richmond Jeffersonian, and the Indianapolis
Daily Journal.
President C. Nuttthen pronounced the ben
ediction, after which Ihe meeting adjourned.
JANE H. McCORD, Secretary.
Since the above wss in type, we have re
ceived the following additional particulars.
On Tuesday, the6th inst., Ihe ladies waited
upon all those eugaged in the business of sell
ing liquor, and purchased what they hsd on
hand, amounting in all to about 8146. Mr.
Lahee did not seem very willing to let bis
liquors ro without receiving an exorbitant
price, when the time arrived for the demo
lition of the liquors.ahout fifty ladies proceed
ed with a wagon to Mr. Lahee's establishment
snd got his liquor put into the wagon, snd
took it and him lo the street in front of the
Court House, built a fire, stove in the whisky
barrels with hatchets, and tried to burn it, but
wouldn't burn I It, with the other liquors,
wss poured ont upon the ground. .
Rev. George B. Jocelyn being present, was
called npon for I speech, and most eloquently
did be denounce the liquor traffic, and applaud
the glorious conduct of the women whoso no
bly came forth to destroy that infernal traffic.
He closed by proposing three cheers for the
Women or Centerville, which were most
heartily given by the assembled crowd. -
The ladies afterwards paid Lahee for his
liquor. 'Thus have the ladies of Cenierville,
ats oost of 8145, snd their determined ener
gy, destroyed the liquor business in that place.
rrGeo. R. Gnham, lale of Graham' i Mat-
tine, has been appointed Warden of tbe port
of Philadelphia, an office said , to be worth
4,000 year.-
Suicide of George W. Green, the Chicago Banker,
who Murdered His Wife.
From the Chicago Timet of the 19th inst
we have the particulars of the i.ucide of Gee
W. Green, of that city, who murdered his wife
lat Senlember. and whose trial excited so
much interest throughout the country.
was convicted by the jury, but a new trial was
granted him, before awaiting which be has put
an end to his earthly existence. He was
wealthy banker. The Times says :
"The tradegy is finally ended and the cur
tain fallen upon the Ian of earth to George
W. Green. His own band has accomplished
what the law would have pronounced but for
the ingenuity of lawyers the termination of
his earthly existence. H:s body waa found a
7i o'clock yesterday morning, by the turn-key,
suspended from an iron bar attached to the
sides of the cell, lifeless and cold. ' '
"The Implements used in .hanging himse
were a towel, a silk handkerchief, and a lurg
piece of cotton cloth, which be wore as
wrapper about his body. The twoends of the
letter were shoved through a small crevice
between the plauk lining of the cell, and
bar of iron which is boiled to the masonry nea
the upper part of the cell to hold the planks to
the wall. The crevice is so scinii that some
thing in the form of a thin wedge was requited
lo push the cloth through. To obtain this
ureen had broken the roundsof bi chair, an
split them in such a manner, as to furnish
three or four such wedges. Aftergetting them
through, the ends of the cloth were tied in
knot to make them fast. Through tbe loop
thus formed was passed the towel ' and the
end tied; and through the loop of this lb
handkerchief, after passing twice about bis
neck, was inserted and tied. A string torn
from tbe edge of the sheet, was h und I ghtl
about his bead, evidently lo prevent the hand
rciuei irom slipping off over the chin, or to
render it less easy for his hands to remove i
I he poor man had, without doubt, comidered
that when he felt Iho pains of death taking
hold ol htm, he might relent of his deienntna
lion, and hud, tlierefcre, token every precau
tion to put it out of his power to save his own
lire. When everything else was completed,
he had with another string tied Ais hands be
hind him, to reader them powerless for assist
ance. I he table upon which he stood was
then kicked away, leaving him suspended his
feet ub ut six inches from the floor. In his
struggles the string which bound his hands
was broken, but the two ends remained at
lacbed to hia wrists, showing evidently the
purpose intended by its use.
"It is supposed the suicide was accomplish
ed about at one o'clock at night, as a prisoner
in an adjoining cell heard groans not far from
that hour, which he thought proceeded from
the Cell ol Ureen." ,
The Timet says it is rumored he has be
queathed the bulk of his property to the. Me
cbanics' Institute. The only thing discovered
which indicates th t he has for any length of
time meditated suicide, was a scrap of paier
cut from the page of some book, which was
found in his wallet. This scrap contained a
fragment of the criticism of somebody upon
woikofart. The last sentence was under
scored very distinctly in pencil, and read
"After ell, what is the reward of genius ?-
Who it there trio would not rather die thanlii e?
A man representing himself to be the Slier
iff of Medina County, and carrying a pair nf
handcuffs, stopped at the "I. E. House,'
short distance north of this place, on Mon
day evening. He said he waa after a gang of
cuumeueiiera, an't requested that he be al
lowed to retire tu bed for a few hours, when
be would start in pursuit of Ihe rascals. This
bring fianled, the family mired, but were
surprised to hear him turn the kev in the lock
their bed room door, and on looking through
cracK, were norrineu at seeing him take a
revolver and bowie-knife from hia bosom and
examine them. The old man ordered him to
untick Ihe door, which he refustd, nor would
he until Ihe old man, fun in hand, declared
that he Would shoot him through a kuot-hole.
The old woman, as the fellow opened the door,
dashed a box full of snuff into hia eves and
face, which sent him howling ouLdoors.miuus
ois pistols, knives and boots. The former be
ing thrown to him, he came to town, got an
accomplice and returned for his boots, cot
them and departed. The person who came
back with him is said to be a suspicious looking
character Wootter (O.) Democrat I6lh
Fatal Occurrence.
A most unfortunate occurrence look place
the Stacey House on Tuesday last. A young
uoy, namea mauunaster, wno was employed in
the dining room, was in the kitchen, and while
there, we suppose in fun threw a "steer" at
the cook, George Cooper, a colored man, which
the latter picked up and threw at the boy
while he was passing from the kitchen into
the dining ronrn. Unfortunately, as the boy
w..s passing out, he turned his face around,
and the "ateel," which waa without a han
dle, struck him above the eye and below tbe
brow, fracturing the skull.
The wound was bandaged, and nothing
more was thought of the mttter until Wed
nesday, when the inflammation became co
great that a physician was called in. It was
too lale, however, and on Wednesday night
the boy died Zaneniltt Courier, tth intt.
0lt is every day rumored that there will
a change in the cabinet at Washington.
this as it may, there will be no change in
Ball's Daguerrean Gallery, No. 28, West
Fourth street. He will still continue to fur
nish bis visitors with those splendid pictures,
which have so often charmed tbe beholder in
years.' '
""(ITTlie Reading Gazette, (Pa.) says that
Mr. Sliler, the newly elected Secretary of the
Treasury, was arrested at Pottstown for a
pick-iockel, by an officer who recognized in
the official the description which had been
given him of the thief. His remonstrances
went for nothing, and he was taken to one of
hotels to be searched, when some one ac
quainted with him happened to call in, and as
tonished the vigilant olhcer no little by ad
dressing the supposed thief as one of the
highest officers or the Mate. Abundant ex
planations and apologies wre made, and the
good humored 'I reasurer agreed to let it go as
good joke, but rather too hard to bear rep-tition.
Territorial Judge.
The Supreme Court has sustained the ac
tion ef President Fillmore and Pierre in regard
the territorial judges. The former dismiss
ed, for some cause, Mr. Goodrich, a federal
judge in Minnesota. He resisted that summa
exercise of power as unconstitutional and
illegal, and applied to the court for a manda
mut upon the Secretary of the Treasuryjto pay
bis salary since his dismissal. The court
refused to grsnt a mandamus, and thus sus
tains the right of the President to dismiss, at
discretion, the judge of tbe territorial
Mail Robbers Arrested.
The Cleveland Herald gives en account of
arrest of Thomas J. Walton, a clerk in the
Post office st Salem, Ohio; and Joseph S. Wil
son, son of jbe Postmas'.er. About 8800 Had
been stolen at that office, some of which was
found upon the prisoners, who confessed that
they bad stolen it frost letters. They were
conveyed to Cleveland for examiaation,
They were young men about 23 years of age.
Formation of a New British Cabinet.
Decline in Breadstuffs—Provisions
Unchanged—Cotton and the British
Funds Steady.
Funds Steady. NEW YORK, Feb. 21.
The Steamer Baltic, '
with advices from Liv
10th inst., arrived at
erpool to Saturday, the
this port this aiternoon. -
The sales of cotton at Liverpool during lb
week were only 36,000 bales, of which spec
ulators took 1,000 bales, snd exporters 3,000
do. The ma me I is dull, with a limited de
mand, but prices were not quolably lower.
The qutations arei fair Orleans 6d.i Mid
dling do. old., I fair . Upland fiid., and Mid
dling do. 6d. The market elosed dull.
At Manchester, and in the manufacturing
districts generally, trade was dull, and prices
slightly lower. .
The Brokers' Circular quotes Breadstuff of
all kinds very dull, and prices had generally
dec intd. Wheat had declined Id a 2d per
bushel; Flour 6d a Is per brl., and corn fid
Is per quarter, with a further downward ten
dency. Western Canal Flour is quoted at 40s, snd
Ohio and similar brands at 43s 6d. Yellow
Corn 43, and White 44a.
In Provisions the trsnsactions were only
moderate, but previous prices were maintained.
Lard wss steady. Tallow depressed.
Richardson, Spence V Co., report a decline)
of 2d per bushel in Wheat, ami Flour very
dull, and prices, except in the retail way nom
inal. Naval Stores unsteady.
At London American Stocks were firmer.
Console were steady at 91 i.
Th Bullion had increased In the Bank of
England 445,000.
Sugar had advanced Is per cwt. Coffee
was unchanged. Rice was firm, with a good ''
The Iron market is unchanged, with mod
erate demand.
A new British Ministry had been formed:-
Lord Pnlmerston is Premier; Lord Pan ma re,
fotmerly Fox Mnule, Minister of War; Ecrl of
Clarendon, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Sidney
Herbert, of the Home Deuariment; Sir Ueoige
Grey, Colonial Secretary; W. Glads'oue, of
ti e hxchequer; air James Graham, of the Ad
miralty: Lord Cranworlh, Chancellor; Ei.
Granville, President of the Co incit; Duke of
Argyle, of the Privy Seal; Sir W. MoUwortb,
of the Public Works; Sir Charles Wood.Pies-
idem of the controls; Lord Canning, Postmas
ter: the Marquis' of Lansdown, without an
office. Of the Old Cabinet, Aberdeen, Rus
sell and Newcastle io out; the other mem
bers continue in i trice undur the new Premier.
The Peace Conference at Vienna, had not
yet been opened.
The Parliament had voted a farther three
millions sterling to carry on tLe War, The
North American Fishery Bill bad passed both
housts. The Parliament had adjourned for
one week, and, at the request of Lord Palmer-.
ston, would assemble again on, the 16th inst.
The Earl of Abtrdeeu had beeu cieated Kn glit
of the Garter. . - ,
The Lot'l Mayor of London eahre a graml
banquet. Among those presented were I.oid
Cardigan Mid Sir Charles Napier, and other
proiiiiiieiilmeu who have figured in the Crimea
and on the Baltic, all of whom were received
with en'hiiMasui. Sir Charles Napier made
long speech in defense of himself.nnd incourse
of it made a savage onslaught upon the policy
of the British Cabinet.
In tbe re-construction of the new Cabinet,
Derby, Lansilovvn, Russell and Clarendon
were successively sent for by the Queen, but
11 failed to form a cabinet until Palmerstou
was called in, and he succetded.
Caurjliert officially reports the death of
Cap'ains Uouler, ami Castleman, in the sortie
made by the Russiansoo the nig In of the 14lb.
The advices from the. Crimea are not -es
pecially interesting. No change of import-
lice had taken place in the geiicr.il aspect or
ffjirs. The Russian were constantly ma-
iitg night torlies. Meuch.ffjlT had gone to
the north.
Immense supplies were reaching Ihe Brit
ish camp.
The seige works were advancing, but tho
army was still sickly. The nights were fros'.y
but the days were fine and mtld.
Official despatches from Lord Raglan, of the
23d and 24th ult., say the weather had jiia-
terially improved, and speak cbeerfuly of the
future, and say the prospects are brightening.
He says the work before the town bad been
resumed with renewed activity.
France has signified her willingness to ne
gotiate a seperate treaty with Prussia, provi
ded it covers the same obligations as Ut er .
December 2.
The feeling at Constantinople is strongly in
favor of peace, ,
Holland and Denmark seem willing to join
the Western alliance.
Eight Austrian ships hsd been fired into by
the Russians at Galatz, of which Austria bad
demanded an explanation.
burl Lucan has been recalled from Ihecora-
mand of cavalry in tbe Crimea.
The Sultan intends raising a national voi-
ntary loan, and exchange bad advanced tn
Constant nople ti an enormous rate, causing
grea distress.
Ab-del Kader has been, appointed to the
command of the African troops in the Crimea.
The English missionaries in f olsnu uave
been ordered to leave Russian territory.
It is said the Emperor of Erance will take
the command of the army operations on tbe
Prince Napoleon has arrived at Paris.
A dispatch from Sevastopol of the 30lh says
the French batteries had received orders to re
open lire, and bad done so, and it isomcially
slated ibat the operations for an assault were
In an asssultmade on the night of Vie 23d
the French sustain grit loss. -
The Hussiana in Ine town were in want oi
i: is stated that zonaves had muuniea, ana
four hundred had been aent prisoners, to Con-'
An apology bad been made to Omar Pasha.
and he withdrew his resignation.
The Russian forces on the Austrian Ron .
tier had been ordered to retreat to the interior,
The Queen of England had issued a pros
tarnation forbidding the British subjects, at
home or abroad, to supply the enemy with mu
nitions of war.
It is reported a battle took place between)
the Turks and Russians on the Danube, in
which the former were victorious.
The Russians had made a second attempt tot
enter Uobrndscha, ' .'. . '
Tbe German Diet had decided to place the
principal contingent on a war fooling.
The Piedmonltae Chamber of Deputies had
sanctioned the treaty of alliance with France
add England. ''' ,
The doings of Sir Charles Napier in tho .
Baltic, were discussed ia the House of Cora
on the 8th, but nothing new was devel-r
oped. .. ' i.-v .
American Defaulter Arrested in Switzerland.
Tbe Treasurer of Holmes county, Ohio, who
recent!;' disappeared with some 860,000 of (hp
people's funds, is reported to hsve been a r-,
rested last month in Swiiserland. lie bad
about his person, when taken into oustody, ,
suae 860,000 franc in bill of exchange. .

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