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The Citizens' Bank still continues to
pay interest on deposits. D. Moody.
irMr. Robert Boles in authorized
to collect and receive subscriptions to the
True American.
JSFWith feelings of sincere sympathy
for a bereaved 'family, we record in our
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juiuuai tug uvvioou in uui uuiguuur UULl
friend, Capt Alexander Devenny, who
died on Friday, the 5th inst., at 7 J o'clock
P. M. The deceased was long and favor
ably known as the chief officer of a steam
boat running from Pittsburg to the termi
nus of the Mississippi. But more espe
cially was he known and beloved by his
- friends and acquaintances, inbw place.
Aa a husband, a father, and a neighbor, he
: has left no superior. Social in his feel
ings, kind and affectionate to his frieuds,
svmnathpt.ifl and cfnprnii.q in ttin nftliotnfl
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and distressed. Ills disease was of the
pulmonary character, of some two months'
continuance. We rejoice in the intelli
gence, that he died in peace. - Heras in
terred on ' Monday the 8th, by the Order
of Free Masons, with their usual solemn
services, of which order ho had long been
a member.
Pittsburg and Steuben vilieUil
road Co, We learn that the Hon. ff. L.
Jewett, of this city, was elected a pirec
tor of this Company, at their recent 'elec
tion. From his experience and knowledge
ot Railroad aftairs, we doubt not the Com
pany will profit greatly. ''
In consequence of tho ineligibility of
Reuben. Miller, Jr., the Judges return
ed Charles Naylor, Esq., as President
for the ensuing official year. Mr. Naylor,
in a note to tho editor of the Journal, of
tho 8th instant, says, 'that no considera
tion could induce me io accept such a post,
under the circumstances."
We are not adviseq whether any other
selection has yet been made by the Board.
We hope that with the expected change iu
the administrative affairs of the Company,
a renewed impulse will be given to this
most important and necessary work.
; Fire. Our cUizens were alarmed about
8 o'clock, on Monday night, by the cry of
fire. It was soon, ascertained to be the
pattern shop of Mr. Means' Foundery.
The Fire Companies were quickly on the
ground, and by their courage and vigor,
prevented the flames from extending tc the
main building. The pattern shop was en
tirely consumed. Too much could not ea
sily be said in praise of our firo companies
for the sacrifices they make, and the risks
they run, when the property of our citi
zens is in danger, The loss of Mr. Means
is BUDOOsed to bo about 85000. Messrs.
Strayer and Irving, workmen in the estab
lishment, lost all their tools, amounting to
several hundred dollars in value.
8, We take pleasure in announcing to
the public, that the Directors of the Jef
ferson County agricultural Society have
leased for ten years, a thirteen acre lot,
situated'between Third and Fourth streets,
immediately below tho rope works, at the
southern end of tho city.
We congratulate the citizens of this city
and county upon the event, and from our
kriowledgo of the Directory, have no hesi
tation in saying that suitable buildings and
ample arrangements wil be made to have
our next Fair tome off in a manner that
will prove creditable to any county in 'the
State. 3
Bffi. As an evidence of tho advantage
derived to tho farming portion of our com
munity, by means of tho S. & L Railroad,
we' note that on yesterday, Messrs. J. & G.
O'Neal shipped on board tho Forest City,
68 bales of hay, brought from New Market,
on the Railroad, and destined for Tito
burgh, whe5- the owner will probably real
lze S-30'per ton. - A. H. Dohrman &;Co.
mm snipped on Doara tne venture Wi
barrels of high-wines, and 104 sacks' of
Corn on tho Forest City. , J
since tno aDOvo was in type, we learn
that Messrs. A. II. Dohrman & Co,, this
day ships 400 bags of Corn, and 80 barrels
of High-wines. ,. V. i. j '
. . iQy-The Lecture Room of tho new South
Street MethodiBt Episcopal Churotwill be
opened with suitable religious services on
next Sabbath, tho 14th inst. . ;
' i?&,Mr. M. L. Miller, of Pittsburgh,
has fitted up a room on Third street, oppo
site tho Public Buildings, in a superior
style, for tho purpose of carrying on the
Drug business. H is stock will be on hand
early next vreck.
BS&The River continues tq fall steadily,
and the larger class of boats will, it is fear
ed, soon be compelled again-lo suspend op
erations from a Want of "water.
Fatal Accident. On Thursday last,
Mr. John Wiisokof Smith tp., Belmont
county, was returning homo from mill, ac
companied by hia sop, who was driving,
and the father seated in tho wagon. A
limb of a tree fell upon Mr. Wilson, kill
ing him instantly' His son scaped with
out injury.
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ISF We ar under obligations to John
ston Mooney, Esq., Conductor on tho S.
St I, Railroad, for a copy of tho Progres
sive Age a smcy and interesting sheet
published at Coshocton, Ohio. .
Ohio State Teachers' Association.
This body assembled in the Ninth-street
Raptist Church, in this city, at 10 o'clock
on Wednesday morning. The attendance
of Teachers, both male and female, is very
large, and we venture to say that a more
intelligent body has rarely assembled in
our city. ,
The association was called, to order by
Prof. Lorin Andrews, the President; who
copgratulated the association on jts happy
prospects, paying a handsome compliment
to the Queen city, the home of the pio
neers of free education in the West. He
also spoke very happily of our public
At the conclusion of the President's
remarks, the Rev. Mr. Sheppardson offered
up prayer.
Messrs. Parker, Morris, Rogers, of Aug
laiseand Marvin, were appointed to assist
Mr. John Hancock, the Secretary.
Tho different delegations reported their
On motion of Mr. Enowlton, the friends
of education from other States, who were
present, were invited to take part in the
deliberations of the Association.
The President introduced Rufus Kins,
Esq., President of the Cincinnati School
Board, who delivered the opening address
which was peculiarly appropriate to the
occasion, eloquently delivered, and atten
tively listened to throughout.
A vote of thanks was tendered Mr.
King for his address.
A communication was receis-ed from
Cyrus McNeoly, Esq., proposing to donate
the Hopedale School property to the Asso
ciation, to bo used for a Normal School.
Referred to the Executive Committee.
Adjourned till 2 o'clock.
The Association was called to order at
2 o clock, in the afternoon.
Messrs. Rogers, Sampson, Cotton, M
son and Lynch were appointed a commit
tee to nomiuato officers for the ensuing
Dr. Lord, of the Executive Committee
reported the following resolution :
Resolved, That we regard it an essen
tial duty of every teacher in our public
schools, both to exemplify in person, and
daily inculcate by precept, the great prin
ciples of morality and jpiety, which, while
free from sectarianism, underlie all systems
of faith, and enter as necessary elements
into the formation of sound character.
The resolution elicited an interesting
discussion, and was finality adopted by an
almost unanimous vote.
At 3 o'clock, agreeable to appointment,
Mr. Cady, of New York city, and conncc
ted with the New York "Musical Review,"
delivered an address on Vocal Music.
Tho nature, province, and influence of
musio were portrayed in tho happiest man
ner, by tho speaker.
A vote of thanks to Mr. Cady, was
carried, and a resolution soliciting copies
of the addresses of Messrs. King and Cady
for publication, was passed.
Mr. Lynch, of Circleville, moved the
appointment of a committee of three to re
port at the next semi-annual meeting, a
plan for the organization and management
Of Union schools. Carried.
The Association took a recess until 7
The oaoir of the church in which the
meetings are held, occupied tho gallery,
and, under the direction of Victor Wil
liams, their leader, favored the audience
with the performance of several pieces of
After musio by the choir, tho Rev. Mr.
Hansel, by invitation of the President, ad
dressed the throno of grace.
The gentleman who was to have deliv
ered the evening address, not having arri
ved in the city, tho Association proceeded
to its business.
Dr. Lord, Chairman of the Executive
Committee, introduced the question of es
tablishing a Normal School, which was
discussed until a late hour, when tho As
sociation adjourned to 9 o'clock iu the
The Association was called to order at
9 o'clock, on Thursday morning, and open
ed with prayer by Rev. A. Duncan.
The Committee appointed to consider
the propriety of making the next meeting
an excursion on Lake Erie, reported that
no definito terms oould bo agreed upon;
and suggested that the matter be left to
tho discretion of tho Executive Committee,
Mr. White, of Cleveland, was added to the
committee, and tho committee continued
to comploto the plan;
Dr. Ray, from the committee appointed
for that purposo, reported a preamble and
resolutions, expressive of the regret of the
Association at the death of Nathan Guil
ford and Samuel Lewis, the pioneers in
the cause of education, which wero adop
ted.. Mr. Cowdery mado a verbal report of
tho condition of the finances of tho associ
On motion of .Mr. Rickoff, Dr. . Lord,
who has acted as agent of the association
during the greater part of the present year,
was allowed a compensation at the rate of
$1,800 per year. .
Mr. Rogers, of Dayton, moved that an
agent be appointed fol tho coming year at
the same ratg. ,.
Messrs. Rickoff, Hogors, of Dayton,
Andrews, Cowdery, Ralffe and Ktowlton,
disoussed the matter, when the resolution
wasadopted. . a - V ;.. ., r
The association, was invited to. attend
the Teachers' Festival at Greenwood Hull.
this evening.
Agreeable to appointment, Prof. Brai-
nerd, of Cleveland, delivered a lecture on
"The relation the study of Natural Sciences
sustains to the cause of general education.
At the close, the thanks of the associa
tion, wcro tenderod Prof. Brainard, for tho
address, which was an able one.
On motion of Mr. Lynch, the constitu
tion was so altered, that females must pay
the admission fee of one dollar to become
members of the association.
A recess until 2 o'clock was now taken.
Association was called to order at 2
o'clock in the afternoon.
The resolution in regard to a Normal
School, was referred to the committee on
Finance, and a vote of thanks tendered
Cyrus McNeely, Esq., for his offer of the
Hopedale property.
It was resolved to invite Prof. Kirkland
of Cleveland, tho scientific lecturer, at the
next meeting of the Association.
Mr. Lynch, of Circleville, offered the
following :
Resolved, That tho Association recom
mend to .the teachers of the State to en
courage the labors of tho Agent of the
Ohio Phonetic association, in his efforts to
disseminate a knowledge of the Phonetic
method of teaching children to read the
common prints. Adopted.
A resolution approving of the course
of Mr. Barney, tho Stato School Commis
sioner, and Dr. Lord the agent of the asso
ciation, and pledging the support of the
teachers of the state, was passed.
President A. J. Rickoff, Superintend
ent of public Schools, Cincinnati.
Vice Presidents Dr. Ray, of Cincinnati;
Prof. Knowlton, do.; Chas Rodgers, Day
ton; Forrest, Urbana; Kinney,
Defiance; A. Schuyler, Republic; J. K.
Parker, Preble; John G. Groome, Circlo-
ville; Kingsbury,Irouton; John Long,
Chillicothe; John Barbour Ashland; Al
mon Sampson, Franklin county; Geo. K.
Jenkins, Mt. Pleasant; M. D Lcgget, War
ren; T. W. Ilarvie, Massillon; H. D. Lin
coln, Gambier; Abel Crum, Cherry Val
ley; Geo. C. Woolart, Sandusky; Andrew
Frees, Cleveland; Covall, Zanesville.
Recording Secretary William Mitchell,
of Knox county.
Corresponding Secretary James Mar
vin of Trumbull county.
Treasurer D. C. Pearson, of Franklin
Executive Committee Dr. A. D. Lord,
Rev. A. Duncan, of Newark; John Wil
liams, of Lancaster; James Campbell, of
Dayton; A. C. Duel, of Urbana; D. F.De-
Wolf, of Tiffin; W. T. Hawthorne, of
Financial Committee M. F. Cowdery
Halleubeck, A. Page, II. Anderson,
and H. Martin.
Mr. Rickoff make a motion, that a com
mittee of three be appointed, to take into
consideration the propriety of having trans
lated from the German and French, and
re-published in the English, works upon
literature, as connected with tho profession.
The reaolution prevailed. Messrs. Rickoff,
of Cincinnati; Mayhew, of Columbus, and
Hazlett, of Portsmouth, wero appointed
said committee.
un motion rjt Mr. Lynch, a committee
of three wcro appointed to take steps for
the incorporation of the Teacher's associa
tion. Carried.
Messrs. Lynch, Sutherland and Dun
can, were appointed said committee.
On motion J. M. Root, Esq., of San
dusky, was appointed orator for the even
ing session of tho next semi-annual con
The business now being through with,
President Andrews proceeded to deliver
the closing address. He said that an ac
cident had prevented him from preparing
an address .upon any particular topic, and
he would therefore call the attention of
tho teachers of the State to a few thoughts
which had suggested themselves during the
sittings of the convention. Ho spoke of
tho prevalent idea, that an educated man
should not labor, and urged upon teachers
the necessity of impressing upon the minds
of their pupils, that labor is honorable, and
conducive to health.
He also called their attention to the ap
parent want of thoroughness of instruction,
particularly in the primary department of
the public schools, and urged the attention
of teachers to this matter. The lack of
moral culture received particular attention
from the President. Ho contended that
we area christian people, and that our
government is founded upon the only true
guide the Bible. Our school system is
an American one, springing from the hearts
of tho early settlers of New England, and
has ever since been a part and parcel of
the government one of tho institutions
of the land. From the first, tho Bible has
been one of the text books in American
schools, and tho speaker regretted that an
effort was now being made to throw it out.
He considered the Bible indispensible to
tho good government of tho school room,
and to tho future moral condition of the
people. He warmly urged upon the teach-
ers of the Stato tho retention of the Bible
in tho puhlio schools. President Andrews
spoko for about an hour, closing with an
expression of thanks to the association for
tho honors they had conferred upon him.
. On motion of Mr. Fry, of Cleveland, a
vote of thankBto tho President for the deep
interest he bad taken in tho affairs of the
association was passed. " '
ciation adjourned to meet next July, at the
cull of the Executive commijtee.
-Mr. John II. Klippart, late of the
Canton Transcript, has commenced the
publication of a new paper at Cleveland,
entitled the American Liberal. It is "de
voted to the development and affiliation of
all American citizens of whatsoever nativ
ity." JThe Mt. Vernon Banner, in speak
ing of tho Stcubenville & Indiana Rail
Road, says :
By a note from Judjrc Jewett, the ac
complished Vice President, we learn that
this road will be completed to Newark the
present month at present it extends to
within a few miles of that place. This
will afford to the citizens of Mt. Vernon,
and the county of Knox, an almost direct
connection with the counties East of us
Cojhocton, Tuscarawas, Harrison, Jeffer
son, &c.
We predict that the S. & I. R. R. will
do a largo and profitablo business. Be-'
sides penetrating the heart of a rich ag
ncultural portion of ihe State, it connects
with all the leading Railroads of the West
and North-west.
The Mormons. Speaking of the possi
bility of a collision between (he Mormons
of Utah and the United States authorise?.
growing out of the appointment of Colouel
Steptoo to the Governorship of that Terri
tory, the Louisville Journal says:
"Terrible as a collision at this time be-1
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tween the General Government and the
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Mormons nnrht, hn. wo onr imlinc fnf nN.
w ' Ti A.
lct it come, if it must. Let the legitimate
authority of the United States be main
tained in the treaty of Utah, even, if, in
order to that end, tho whole Mormon pop
ulation have to be driven out or annihila
ted. All appearances indicate unerringly
that, sooner or later, a conflict between the
Mormons and tho lawful authorities of the
nation must take place, and if so, surely
the sooner the better, And it is especial
ly desirable, and vastly important that,
whenever tho conflict occurs, our Govern
ment should be clearly and indisputably in
tho right, as it certainly will be in assert
ing and maintaining, by force, its right to
appoint the Governor of Utah. Tho Mor-
mons are a most pestilent people, and a
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?reatm!inv norMnna ins cttJi.it Hnn.l
greatmany persons insist that the General
Government shall put down polygamy
among them. Wo have no idea that the
Government has a right to attempt this,
but it has a right beyond doubt to gov
ern Utah as it governs other Territories :
and, as a conflict at no distant day must,
from tho very character of Mormonism,
and the whole conduct of the devotees, oc
cur from one cause or another, we are not
unwilling that those horrible fanatics sho'd
take ground for the maintainance of their
profligato prophet as Governor, and bring
on the issue now."
fl&fThc Baltimore Clipper well remarks:
"Tho Catholic clergy in the U. States
profess to bo tolerant, simply because they
have not the power to do otherwise. They
live in a Protestant community, and are
compelled to be cautious. But they can
not restrain themselves within tho bounds
of prudence. They attack our public
schools, and insist upon banishing our Bi
ble. They fear the spread of information,
and would therefore destroy the sources of
information. Give them power, and our
country will soon be reduced to the degra
ded condition of every Roman Catholic na
tion, without a single exception. We
would not trust any with power who would
consider his duty to his country inferior to
that which ho owed to a foreign prince or
potentate. The history of the Popes of
Rome is a history of fraud, violence, per
jury, cunning aud usurpation. Did they
claim spiritual jurisdiction only, it would
bo comparatively harmless ; but they have
grasped temporal authority wherever it
was to bo had ; though the spread of intel
ligence, even in Italy, will probably soon
divest his Holiness of all power, save that
of tho head Bishop of tho Roman Catholic
JSTA. correspondent of tho N. Orleans
True Delta says: "Every preparation, I
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uui juiuimuu, uus uccu maae m Sevastopol
to repulse a storming party. In case of
thfl ami th aiM !;. onnoDc,iK, j
the south sido being successfully stormed
which oven after Alma the Russians do not
believe to be possible, they intend to de
fend the fortress on the north to tho last.
For this purpose, all the steamers in the
harbor keep up steam day and night, to
tow over the linc-of-battle ships to the
south, and also to remove the troops. Pre
parations have likewise been mado to blow
up the various works and fortifications as
they are abandoned. It is this latter pre
caution which will render the storming so
bloody to the besiegers."
BThe Gallia Courier has been discon
tinued. There has been a war between it
aud the Gallipolis Journal for years, dur
ing which both papers have suffered. Tho
Journal happened to have the best bottom
and is the survivor.
ttFanny Fern's second husband is
said to bo a Mr. Farrington, who now re
sides in Chicago. Ho failed in Boston.
went West, found a good situation and sent
for her, but she refused to go, and never
answered his letters. He afterwards pro
cured a divorce from her.
A bill has passed tho Illinois Lcgisla-
lure, repealing all license laws of the State. 1
Beported exeluaively for the True American.
Washington, January 9.
Senate. Sundry bills from the House
were taken up and referred. Gen. Cass
offered a resolution that tho officers and
soldiers of the war of the revolution, now
sitting in convention in this city, be invi
ted to occupy seats on the floor of the Sen
ate, during the session of their convention
there. Passed.
Senators Houston and Morton appeared
and took their seats.
Mr. Shields from Judiciary committee,
reported back with amendments, the bill
for the re-organization of tho army, and
moved that it be printed. Agreed to.
Mr. Brodhead presented a petition from
the citizens of Cumberland county, Penn.
praying for an extension of tho boun'v
land laws. Referred.
The Senate then resumed the considera
tion of the judicial reform bill.
Mr. Geycr renewed the motion to strike
out the first section.
A lengthy discussion ensued on the a
mendment of Mr. Douglass, requiring cir
cuit duty of the J udges.
Messrs. Butler, Toucy, Rusk and Geyer
argued against the proposition, and tho't
tho duties of Judges should bo in tho ap
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pellate court at the seat of government.-
u'icsMs. wiianes, l'csenaon, uuwson, and
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otucrs favored the proposition for circuit
. f tumii.
dutJ- Wlth"t coming to vote tho Senate
House. Mr. Aiken asked leave to pre
sent a memorial from the Charleston Cham
ber of Commerce, suggesting that a tender
of mediation be made by our government
in rogard to iho European war.
Mr. Walsh objected.
A resolution was passed to terminate the
debate on tho Pacitio Railroad bill on the
16th inst.
Tho House then took up the bill to
amend the act graduating and reducing the
price of public lands.
Mr. Dawson advocated his amendment
incorporating into the bill tho main fea
tures of his homestead bill, and fixing the
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I Pnce of wad at 14 i cents per acre to ac
r . ' v
tual settlers.
Mr. Etheiidge gave notice of an amend
ment limiting the benefits of tho bill to na
tive citizens and thoso now naturalized.
The bill was then laid aside.
Tho military committee was, on motion,
directed to inquire as to tho propriety of
extending tho army occupation act over
New Mexico aud Utah, with a view to pre
vent the Indian outrages there.
The House then went into committee on
tho Pacific Railroad bill
Mr. Latham spoke at considerable length
in advocacy of the bill, and also for a line
of steamships from San Francisco to Shan
When ho had concluded, the committee
rose, and the House adjourned
Senator Morris, of New Hampshire, was
in a critical situation from an attack of
disease of tho heart last night. Ho is ea
sier now.
The old soldiers to-day appointed a com
mittee to attend to business here during
the present session of Congress. A
from the ladies of Albany was presented
by Col. Taylor, of New York, said to be
worth $100. The convention was address
ed by ex-Governor Ritner, of Pa., ex-Gov
ernor Sprague, of Maryland, Col. Todd, of
Kentucky, and others.
The President and several of the Cabi
net attended the Opera last night. The
proceeds amounted to about $5000.
Boston, Jan. 9. Jacob F. Brown, Mes
senger of tho New England Bank, hung
himself from tho window of his house, in
Bowdoin street, the ropo broke and he fell
and was killed.
Gov. Gardner was in.niiriiratnd tn-rlnv
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The tenure of his message was principally
upon the subject of foreign population and
Dutch Americans, our position towards
them, and tho dangers tj be apprehended
from them. Ho notices great increase of
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l'oh oeggary ana
crimo are incident to it. He urges that
wiso statesmanship should interfere within
tho limits of tho constitution to direct,
ameliorate and control these elements. He
contends that tho dominant race must rec
ulate tho incoming class, and recommends
that all schools aided by the state shall
use tho same language, that our govern
ment shall disband all military companies
founded on, and developing exclusively
foreign sympathies, to retain tho Bible in
public schools, and oppose every measure
tending to tho union of the church and
state. The message is particularly severe
on imported demagogues, agrarians, red
republicans and others. It is opposed to
an easy mothod to naturalization, and holds
that foreigners are entitled to enjoy all the
blessings of tho country; but tho nation
should continue to administer the laws ac
cording to its own judgment. Ho recom
mends an amendment of the constitution
so that the alien eltetive franchise shall
berostriotcd lo 21 years of naturalization.
Chicago, Jan. 9. James Harlan, whiar.
is elected to the U. S. Senate from Iowa.
PiTTBBURan, Jan. 9, evening. River 5
feet, 5 inches and at a stand. Weather
cloudy aud damp
Washington, Jam 8.Tho Old Sol
dier's convention met to-day iu the Presby
terian Church. .Joel B. Sutherland was
chosen President. -
After a speech by Peter Wilson a Sa
chem of the Cayugas, the convention form
ed a procession and visited the President,
who was addressed by Mr. Sutherland.
Tho President responded, quoting the sent
iment of Gen. Cass, who was present :
' We should cling to the constitution, as a
mariner clings to the last plank when the
waves threaten to engulph him."
Samuel George a war chief of tho Ou.
andagas, representing tho Six Notions,
made a brief address through interpreters.
The convention re-assembled at 5 o'clock
P. M., when a series of resolutions were
offered by Gen. Coombs, of Kentucky,
which, after a number of speeches, were
A letter from Gen. Scott was read, de
clining to take part in tho convention, on
account of holding a commission under the
U. S. Government; but expressing the
warmest sympathies for the cause.
The convention adjourned to meet iu
New Orleans, Jan. 5. The Cahawba
has arrived from Havana with dates to
tho 2d.
Tho U. S. steamer Princeton arrived at
Havana on the 31st of December, after
an unsuccessful search after tho Albany.
She would leave for Key West on the 2d.
The trial of Estampes, alias La Costa
is progressing. He made a declaration ex
onerating Felix from all complicity at Bar
aeoa. He repudiates any connection with
the Cuban Junta in the United States, and
says be was alone iu the attempt, and is
ready to die for it. He will probably be
condemned, but it is thought that Concha
will pardon him:
The captain aud mate of the schooner
John G. White, will only bo charged with
George N. Sauudcrs came passenger on
the Cahawba.
PmrADELPniA Jan. 9 In tho Su
preme Court to-day, in consequence of the
renewal of the Erie troubles, St. George T.
Campbell, William Meredith and W. L.
Hirst made application for a writ ofassis
tancc, directed to tho high sheriff of Phil
adelphia county, commanding him to pro
ceed, with such force as may be necessary,
to carry into execution the several decrees
of the court, with reference to this matter.
Tho court after consultation, scid they were
not fully agreed as to the form in which the
writ shall isiue, but would decide the mat
ter to-uiorrow morning.
Wilmington'. Jan. 9. Wm." H. Wil
liams as convicted to-day at New Castle,
for robbing the Post office at Milford, and
sentenced to 4 years' imprisonment.
New York, Jan. 9. Last night as the
steamer State of Maine was going through
Hell Gate, she ran into and instantly sank
the schooner Spanks, the crew was saved.
The steamer was uninjured.
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New York, Jan 9, eveniug. Cotton un
changed; New Orleans middling 8 1. Flour
easier; southern 9,12 Ja 9,62. Wheat firm;
corn western mixed, 1,05; round yellow
l,05al,06. Pork $12,12J; Beef easier;
Lard firm; Whiskey better; Ohio37ia38j
Coffee and sugar unchanged; Malasses,
Orleans 26a27. Liuseecd oil 81c. Stocks
steady; Money steady.
Jan. 10. A firo occurred at Valparaiso,
on the 29th of November, which destroyed
10 buildings, estimated loss, $150,000.
Gen. Pricto, Ex-President of Chili is dead.
Tho government force of Peru, under Gen.
Moran, was defeated after a fierce combat
by troops of St Domingo. Elias Moran ta
ken prisoner, tried by a court martial and
Cincinnati, Jan 9. River falling, with
8 feet in tho channel. Weather mild and
Flour $7,60a7,75. Whisky 20.
dull and unsettled at $3,80a4,50.
Pork $11. Green Hams 5a3c;
Shoulders 4 J; sides 5. Prime barrel
lard 8. Groceries quiet and unchauged
The receipts of Hogs up to date were
311.000, against 362,000 lost year. Mar
ket dull. Eastern Exchange lc. premi
Pittsburgh, Jan. 10, boob. River G
feet 9 inches by pier mark. Rising slow
Steubenville and Indiana R. R. Co
shocton Stotion.
The Progressive Ago says, notwithstau
ding the unfiuMied state of this road,
without any connection with other roads at
either end, it is already doing a very res
pectable business both in carrying passen
gers and freight. Our own station bids
fair to bo an important point for the ship
ment of freight, and will probably be the
greatest corn and pork depot on the lino of
the road ; being as it is, at the confluence
of the three great corn valleys of the Mus
kingum, Tuscarawas ond Walhonding.
Now that tho Ohio River is again naviga
ble for steamboats, our farmers can avail
themselves of tho high prices of corn at
Pittsburgh, which by our' quoted Pitts
burgh prices, they will.recolleot has ranged
from 90 cents to $1,00 for some time past.
The transportation to Steubenville by the
Kauroad is 5 cents per bushol for corn in
the ear, and 6 J cents for shelled, and the
cost of transportation to Pittsburgh, from
there, will probably be as nitich more. -
Let our mineral ,nnd our. surplus pro.
ducts, agricultural and mechanical, Gtid a
ready foreign . mnrkti, !ni we shall sco
more prosperous times. If tile farmer
are prospering, tho mcchanicarla town will
be benefitted thereby, and' war shall soon
see more life and aotivityiu business.
Coshocton "is not dead, bu$ sleepetb," and
this loud rumbling of railroad car aud
steam whistles will wakyit up and set it
in motion. y - 1 . .
; : '-
Retort. The followjng retort can hard
ly bo called "retort courteous:!,,; '
A mathematician being tked by a stout
fellow, "If two pigs weigh twenty pounds,
how much will a large, hog weigh ?".; s
nun uiuuu nm a iaigt).(uug 1
"Jump iutc4he' scales,"
"and I'll tell you in a minu
was the reply,
minute!"" 1
The mathematician "had him there;"
Tkue American Office,;' )
.January 1855.
Flour By wagon load. .8,008,5u
tfer cwt .l.ai4,60
Corn Mct, 7580
Grain Wheal, ..
Corn..; .
....red 1,75 hiie.l.WJ
Whito Beans
Potatoes- NKhannock.
Butter Fresh..........
Lard. .f.... w.
Dried Pfcacho. ... .. . .
Dried Apples..
Green Apples.,,.. .
Seeds Clover.
, ..1i)I(LJi
bush. 1,253T,50
bush. 7587
..) bush. 6375
...-.v.. ell
doz. 15Wi20
.,.. 1,65(2,2.0(1
...f bbl 1.20 1.40'
7 ,50((t;8,0O
.......... 3,003,25
. 95
.. .f cwt. 3,754,42
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rlmiriistrator's Sale.. .
(")N Saturday the lOth day of February,
v 1855, at 3 o'clock, P. M., at tin frout door
of the Cihtrt House, In the City of Steubenville,
will be sol( to the highest bidder, t he following;
to wit : Moff part of lot No. 220, in tha City of
Steubenvillein Jefferson County, Ohio, begin
ning at the? north-eaKt corner of Raid lot, and
running thenct aoutherly along the weot line
of Fourth direst twenty feet, and extending
back westerly twenty feet in width, to tho west
boundary line, as conveyed by Joseph O. Pa-
.iubvu iv vuntiu vj. murriB, Huujeci io me an
nual payment to the widow of aaid David Fos.
ter, as and for her dower therein, the ium of
$25. Appraised at $930.
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to be secured by ojortgRce on the premiers.
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11,1655, ft. -
iAJVl3 Art UKSU3.
jx. a. vvaauna ec to., '
pORWABDING &iCommiflsflou Mer-
rfinnm fur tliA tain hf Plmiw ftt:.-. Tt-a.
tnrd, Butler, Wool. Sreds, Dried Fruits, Salt.
ixaiiB, vv inaow uiass, raercitandisre and Froduee
in geueral, Steubenville, Ohio; v, ,. v.; v,
' '. kBmmciis..C
. Frazier A Drennen, 8teubenille, Ct. . .
H. H. Collinn, PitUburgh, Pcnu. ' ' " '
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van titibti
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