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Ohio State Journal.
Below we publish an extract from the) pros
pectus of this excellent Journal, together with
the terms of subscription. It has long been
the organ of the Ohio Whigs, and a reliable
Hews paper; but, wo can freely say, that, for
cheapness, size, elegance of topographical ex
ecution, and last, though by no means least,
the ability and industry of its editorial mana
gers, it has never been equal to what it now is
and is not equalled by any other paper in the
State. As a specimen of letter-press printing,
it surpasses any newspaper we ever saw. This
is faying a good deal, but we think it is not too
mach. It is, in every way a pattern paper,
and is deserving of hosts of patrons. The
terms are remarkably low, and offer no excuse
for a man's being without a paper from the
Capital In issuing their prospectus, the pub
lishers say :
j It will be a year, on the first of December
next, since the present proprietors of the Ohio
Siatt Journal concluded to change the system
and terms of publication. Long experience
had taught the senator of the firm the great
evils of the old sytem of always trust and never
pay.; It was determined to require cash in
advance, and at the same time to reduce the
price so much as to make the new system
much cheaper than the old to those who really
designed to pay for the paper. In accord
ance with this idea, the price of the Daily was
reduced from six to five dollars ; the Tri-Week-ly
from four to three dollars, and the Weekly
from tu)0 dollars to one aollar ana Jifty cents.
It was confidently expected that this great
reduction in the price would induce our friends
to make exertions for a largely increased cir
culation. - This has been done to a certain ex
tent, but not in proportion to the reduction we
hare made in the terms. ---
To our friends through the State we appeal.
We are aware that you have done much for
us. " But how many of you have done one
half of what you can easily do towards ex
tending our circulations The price isreduc
ed to a mere nominal sum, within the ability
of every person. As an inducement to Whigs
and others to extert themselves in our behalf
we offer our paper at the following very low.
The Ohio Stale Journal is published Daily
Tri-Weekly and'Weekly.on the following terms
cash invariably in advance :
Daily, sent by mail out of Columbus $5 00
- Daily during session, and Tri-Weekly the
ballance of the year, by mail
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Weekly by mail, single -To
clubsof four and npwards
To clubs of tea and upwards, to one
Weekly, single, session
To dubs of five and upwards
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Columbus, November 20, 1S50.
' Well Turned.
A discussion lately arouse at a dinner up
on the basis of the right of suffrage, when the
following colloquy took place :
"I do not think"," said one of the party,"
that all men should indiscrimnatly be permit
ted to vote. . There must be some restriction ;
and if you tear away all barriers, you may as
well extend the privilege still further, and ad
mit women to the polls."
"Women!"-quickly responded a spirited
lady on the opposite side of the table, "and
why should women not vote? Do you mean
to say we are inferior to the other sex?"
"By no means, madam. The ladies, I ad
mit, have their intellectual powers as vivid
and as well cultivated as those who have as
sumed the title of lords of creation, but then
I like to see them in their proper sphere."
. "Their proper sphere ! And pray, sir, per
mit ma to ask, what do you deem their proper
Why, madam, the sphere of - woman is
a it is a celestial sphere.'
Woman going out alone.
The fashionable public in New York, has
been thrown into a state of the greatest excite
ment by the following affair, the particulars
' of which are furnished by the Home Journal:
"A wealthy foreigner a man of rank, who
is on a visit to this country, staying at one
of our hotels, feeling disinclined to go to
the play, his lady, who wished to go did what
she might have done in Europe took her
dressing maid and went without mm. Her
coachman purchased the tickets at the box
office, but on the presentation of these by the
Countess and her maid, the door-keeper re
fused admittance. He bad instructions to pass
no un-endorsed angels not made respectable
by the company of gentleman at the entrance
of the house. This amusing refusal to admit
the only title auditor of the evening, on scrup
les of respectability, set the uptown philosophy
to speculate upon first principles."
Wilson.in speaking of the human hair,says:
"It haa been calculated by a curious investi
gator, (Withof,) that the hair of the beard
grows at the rate of one line and a half in the
week. This will give a length of six inches
and a half a year, and for a man of eighty
years of age, twenty-seren feet, . which have
fallen before the edge of the razor. Such an
amount of grouth appear in nowise remarkable
when we learn from Elbe, that, in the prince's
court at Eidam, there is a full length painting
of a carpenter,- whose beard was nine feet long
so that, when engaged at work , he was ob
liged to carry it in a bag; and that the bur
germeister.Hans Stomingen, having, upon one
occasion, forgotten to fold up his beard, trod
upon it as he ascended the stair case leading
to the council chamber of Brunn, and was
thereby thrown down and killed."
Rumored Deeth of Wellington.
The London Morning Herald, of Friday, the
18th ult, created quite a sensation in London,
by the following paragraph :
"We have received the following, dated
Stamford Mercury but in giving insertion to
it, we may remark we have no confidence in
the report, for we believe the venerable Duke
to be at this moment at Walmer Castle :
"Intelligence hasjust arrived at Granthum
which no doubt is too true, that his Grace, the
Duke of Wellington, whilst hunting with the
Belvoir hounds, fell at Lincolnshire ha-ha and
dislocated bis collar bone. The surgeon of
the hunt, attempting to reduce the dislocation,
met with a most determined opposition, and
bis grace expired in the arms of his brother
The Duke of Rutland, Lord Grnnby, For
rester, and others bore the Hero home to Bel
voir Castle, with great grief."
The prejudice against color is'not strong in
England. The government has just appoint
ed a black man to the office of British Consul
at Liberia. This is the first instance of a sim
ilar occurrence on record. '
We will not say that any who have the
scolding propensity are absolutely incurable,
but wc know some very obstanate cases. We
also know some persons who have such a hap
py mental organization, that they never indul
ged a pttulent spirit. An anecdote will il
lustrate these cases.
' Two thriving farmers, A. and B., lived near
neighbors, whose wives were paterns of ener
gy, industry, frugality, neatness, &c. Each
had been married about fifteen years, and the
wife of A. proved to be a termagant, while
that of B. had not spoken petulently since her
ni.tniagp. These men were one dav in the
midst of an intersing conversation, when the
dinner-horn, fiora the house of Mr. A. was
sounded, and ho said to B., 'I must oo at once
or my wife will give me suck a lecture.' 'I
really wish' replied B., 'that I could hear my
wife scold, as vours docs, for five minutes, just
to see tiow it would sound, lor she has never
uttered a crooked word sinceour m.irriagc
'0,' said A., 'get for your wife a load of crook
ed wood, and you will hear it, I warrant you,
for nothing makes my wife rave equal to that.'
Farmer B. kept his own counsel, and when
he went to the forest to prepare his year's
supply of wood, he was careful to cut "each
crooked stick on each side of the curve, so as
to preaervc it entire, and throw all such slicks
in a separate pile, subject to his order. When
his old stock of wood was consumed, he collect
ed an entire load of these crooked sticks, and
deposited them at his door, and said'nothing.
W hen he came to dinner the next day he ex
pected the verification of the prophecy ; but
the meal, as usual, was well cooked and in
good time, and his wife came to the board
with her usual beneficent smile, and said noth-
ling relative to the wood. As the wood wast-
ed away, his curiosity and anxiety increased,
till his wife one day said to him, 'husband, our
wood is nearly exhausted, and if you have any
more like the last you brought me, I wish you
would get, for it is the best I ever had, it fits
round the pots and kettles so nicely.'
Amin Bey made the following speech, in
reply to Mr. Buel, through Hon. J. P. Brown
who acted as interpreter;
Mr. Chairman: lam deeply grateful for
the flattering mention which 1 have just heard
from the honorable Representative of this city
of my Sovereign. It is a source of no small
regret to me that I have not an American
tongue to express what Turkish heart feels
upon this occasion : yet I may briefly assure
you that the latter is full of the best feelings
for the warm expression of friendship 'which
I receive here and every where, for, my be
loved and much honored Sullan. I am very
proud to know that he has won the respect
and esteem of the gentleman here present by
his conduct towards the unfortunate persons
who sought shelter within his dominions.
That the honorable gentleman has been
pleased to allude to my Sovereign in genero
sity nnd nobleness of his own heart.
I have come to the United States on a mis
sion entirely of good will and friendship, and
I am most happy to find that that desire,
which my government has so much at heart,
is so warmly responded to, in a city which,
from its local position, I may call the Constan
tinoble of the United States; and this, too, bv
a p-entleman who comended the conduct of
of my Sovereign in the Council of his own
Loner may the friendship of the people of
the United States for my country continue;
may it be tounded on mutual respect and
usefulness; and it will ever be a source of
much pride and gratification to me, if I by
mv mission to the United States, have been
so fortunate as to cultivate, in however humble
a degree, the friendly object for which I have
Allow me in conclusion, Mr. Chairman, to
join with you in the sentiment which. I am
sure is dear to every American citizens, here
and elsewhere :
Peace, Prosperity, and Union, to the
great Republic of the United States of North
Massachusetts, according to the census
returns has 5,358,587 card factories, 1,220,
752 spindles (attached to wollen mills) 337
cotton factories, 1,605 fulling mills, 330 card
ing machines, 1605 saw mills, 99 fulling mills,
836 sitting mills and nail machines, 291 wool
en and linen factories, 16 manufactories of
small arms, 18 factories for the printing of
silks and calicoes, 23 bleacheries, 114 paper
mills and 459 mills of a miscellaneous chara
cter. She also has 208 iron works and fur
naces 64 oil factories, 8 glass factories, 47 card
factories, and 5,359,587 superficial feet of
salt works, and 14,834,350 suparficial feet of
wharf. There are there also 628,870 tons
of vessels of above five tons. The following
are some of the Agricltural satieties of the
State. Acres of tillage land, including orch
ards tilled 300,269 ; bushels of wheat, 28,487
bushels of rye, 441,308 ; bushels of oats, 1,
210,238; bushels of Indian corn, 2,265,856;
Bushel of barley raised on the said tillage
land by the year 117,431; pounds of hops,
150,650; tons of broom corn, 1281; acres of
unimproved land 715,294 ; acres of land un
The Lexington, Ky., Observer and Report
er contains a letter from Robt A. Athey. Esq.,
one of the representatives in the Kentucky
Legislature, from that city, which speaks of
the great speech of Mr. (Jlay before that body
lately. We make the following extract:
He pronounced a glowing and well deserv
ed eulogium upon the character of President
culmore, and expressed the opinion that the
Executive would enforce the fugitive slave
law, calling, if necessary, any portion of the
militia of the Union into service for that pur
pose. I he compliment to f ulmore brought
down the most enthusiastic applause from
whig and democrat.
He alluded to the formation of a new parly,
which he denominated the 'Union party ;' and
when he had mentioned it, with a tone and
action I never can forget elevating his proud
old head erecting his fine form, now some
what bent, as the snow bends the pine his
eve beaming almost celestial fire, he rushed
towards the Speaker's chair, exclaiming, I
am a member of theUnion party!' Words,
unless they could literally burn, are no vehicles
to paint that scene. Only those who enjoyed
the pleasure of seeing it can have any idea of
I thought the most pathetic part of his ef
fort was when disclaiming any desire for of
fice, he wrapped his garments about him and
stepping proudly about, he said, 'I want no
office; no place ah, yes,' he exclaimed, 'I do
want a place, n place in your hearts. It was
said so movingly so sweetly so pathetical
ly that Ins 1 itterrst opponents, seated imme
diately about, strong r.nd cold men, 'unused
to the melting mood,' wept like children.
America is one of the chief supports of Eng
land, It is said that the money sent by Irish
emigrants to their starving relatives, equals
the whole of the Irish poor rates. Some two
millions of the people of KnMand are support
ed by the American trade.
The Sacramento Transcript gives the follo'v
ing illustration of the operation of Lynch Law
in the New State: ,
"It seems that a man by the name of De
vine, residing at Georgetown, had taken to
gambling, and as he was in the habit of losing
"his money, his wife hid all that came in her
possession. On Sunday, he got 'broke,' he de
manded the money which she had hid. She
refused to deliver it if he intended to use it
in gambling, whereupon Devine threatened to
kill her. As he seized his gun, she blew out
the candle and fled into another room ; he how
ever discharged it at her. The contents pass
ed through the door and killed her. An en
raged crowd, several hundred strong, assem
bled forthwith, set Devine on a horse and rode
him off to a tree. Here they made him kneel
upon the horse's back, put the rope around
his neck, and drove the horse off, leaving him
hanging from the branch of the tree."
The following touch at the good time com
ing, when if "things work" as some people
would seem to desire, there would not be a
woman worth having, on the footstool, is from
the Boston Trascript. It purports to be part
of a telegraphic dispatch to that paper in 1902.
London, May 20. The venerable Madame
Mood was on Tuesday last, inducted Archbish
op of Canterbury, with great pomp, llurty
female constables sworu in fine looking fel
lows. The firsl congress of the northern confeder
acy has been in session at Albany for some
days. The president was was confined, on
Tuesday last, and safely delivered of twins.
She is unable therefore, for the present, to at
tend to the business of the nation. Several
members of the Cabinet are near their time;
and the Secretary of war is weaning her ba
by. Congress is therefore thinking of a recess,
and of making a pilgrimage to Pennsylvania,
and visiting the grave of the illustrious MotL"
Learn a Tbade ! The following is the re
quest of a condemned criminal, standing at the
bar of jnstice, awaiting sentence. It adds but
one to the many admonitions to young men to
forsake their idleness, and gain some honest
and profitable employment. It is the request
of a notorious burglar by the name of Lay,
who was sentenced last week at Toronto, Can
ada, to twenty years hard labor in the Peni
tentiary. He was asked by the Court, if he
had anything to say why sentence should not
be passed upon him. In his reply he said:
When I am sent to the penetentinry, I ask
the favor of the court that they will intercede,
and have me taught some trade or professisn,
in order that, should I ever be released from
it, I may be able to earn an honest livelihood.
I attribute my present course of life solely for
the circumstance, that I was never brought
up to any trde. Should I not be taught any
occupation while in the penitentiary, when I
come out, I shall be friendless, homeless, pen
nyless, and ragged ; and I must necessarily re
sume my old habits and become what I was
before a Robber.
Testimony of a Rich Man.
The late Mr. McDonough, the millinaire; in
his will, says:
"Let the poorer classes of the world be con
soled, assured that the labor-loving, frugal in
dustrious and virtuous among them possess
joys and nappinoss iu this iito which the rich
know not of and cannot appreciate. So well
convinced am I, after a long life and inter
course with my fellow-men of all classes, of
the truth "that the happiness of this life is al
together on the sid of the virtuous and indus
trious poor," that, had I children (which I
have not) and a fortune to leave behind me at
death, I would bequeath, after a virtuous edu
cation, to effect which nothing should be spar
ed, a very small amount to each, merely suffi
cient to excite them to habits of industry and
frugality, and no more,"
The bids for the Michigan Southern Rail
road loan of $400,000 were opened on Friday,
at 3 o'clock, and the bonds offered were awar
ded to some nineteen different parties, at rates
varying from 89-65 to 92-03, the greater pro
portion being taken at about 90. There were
bidders in addition to the above, amounting in
the aggregate to nearly $1,000,000, at 89-95
to 92, which of course were unsuccessful.
Buff. Cora. Adv.
Thejabove intelligence is received with great
satisfaction by our fellow citizens, and affords
an earnest of the supposition of Mr. Butler,
that the railroad connection between Toledo
and Chicago would be compled in 1851. We
hope that eastern capitalists may seek other
similar investments. The road between To
ledo and Cleveland is equally valuable, and
but a part of the same great system. We
hope soon to hear that this stock has been as
well disposed of. Toledo Blade.
The Nicaragua Canal. Very favorable
advices have been received by the Crescent
City from the Engineers employed in survey
ing the route for this important work. They
report that they have discovered a line for the
proposed canal only twelve miles long, from
Lake Nicaragua to the Pacific Ocean, and hav
ing no whe.ic more than sixty feet elevation.
This is much more favorable than had been
hoped for, and w ill largely reduce the cost of
The Orus was still in the river, with only
one rapid between her and the lake; waiting
for a rise of water. The river was rising
A great number of passengers now take
this route in preference to crossing the Isth
mus, even with the present want of facilities.
All actions and attitudes of children are
graceful, because they are the luxuriant and
immediate offspring of the moment, divested
of affectation and free from pretence.
A witty word spoken by a rich relative is
a very witty affair even when the wit is not
very apparent; but nobody laughs at the wit
of a man in disgrace, whose coat is out at the
A brilliant talker is not always liked by
those whom he has most amused, for we are
seldom pleased with those who have in any
way made us feel our inferiority.
There are two classes of people that can af
ford to be modest, those who possess a vast
amount of knowledge, and those who have but
The number of newspapers and periodicals
now published in Russia is 154; of which 64
are published at St. Petersburg,63 at Moscow
5 at Odessa, 22 in the provinces of the Baltic,
and 50 in the rest of the empire. Of these
154 publications, 108 are in the Russsian lan-
guaage, 29 in the lierman, s in tne rrencn,
6 in the Polish, 3 in the Latin, and 1 in Italian-
J. S. FOl'XE, Editor.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1850.
Wm. II. Newton, President Engineer of
the Wellington, Norwalk, and Toledo Rail
Road, advertises for proposals for building the
road from this place to Toledo, a distance of
29 miles. Those wishing to take contracts,
will govern themselves accordingly.
The Toledo bonds were delivered over to
the Treasurer of the company the forepart of
the present week, and will be disposed of in
due time, to meet the engagements of the
The $20,000 subscribed in this place, will
be paid as fast as called for, the subscribers
being all responsible men.
The way matters now stand, there is no
obstacles in the way to an early completion of
the road between Fremont and Toledo. And
the prospects of the road from this place east
are also exceedingly favorable; indeed, we
think from the energy exibited by the friends
of that part of the road, it will be ready to put
under contract by the first of April at the far
thest, and probably sooner.
We learn from the Sandusky City
Mirror, that that part of the Lake Shore road
between that place and Cleveland has already
been put under contract, and that a large and
enthusiastic meeting of the citizens of that
City was held at the Court House on Satur
day evening last, to take into consideration the
propriety of extending the road West to To
ledo. A resolution was unanimously adopted
in favor of the city taking $100,000 to aid in
the construction of the road, and a committee
of six, three in each ward, was appointed to
circulate petitions to that effect,to be forwar
ded to the Legislature : and that the citizens
had nearly unanimously signed them. It was
also stated that $25,000 had been subscribed
in Ottawa county, and that as much more
would undoubtedly be taken, which, with the
Sandusky subscription, will be sufficient to
prepare the road for the iron.
A corps of Engineers commenced a survey
of the route , between Sandusky and Toledo,
to be completed as soon as possible.
This looks like our neighbor was in earnest
about building the road, and we hope the
bright anticipations inudulged in by the friends
of that route maybe fully realized.
. Census of Sandusky County.
The Marshall of Sandasky county has po
litely furnished us with the following tabic,
containing the complete number of inhabit
ants in the different townships:
Remainder of Sandusky tp,
Population in 1840,
Increase within ten years,
The Senate was organized on Tuesday last
by the election of Converse, (Whig,) Speaker;
Swift, (Whig,) Clerk; and Scranton, (Whig,)
The House was organized on the some day
by the election of Morse, (Free Soil,) Speaker;
Blair, (Loco,) Clerk; Mitchell, (Loco,) Ser
geant-at-Arms; Locofocos and Free Soilers
The above is all the intelligence we have
received from Columbus up to the time of
going to press. We shall gie a full account
of all proceedings of importance that trans
pire in that body.
&W The Governor of Ohio has appointed
the 23d of the present month for a special
election in this Congressional district, to fill
the vacancy occasioned by the death of A.
Our Locofoco friends have announced Hon
orable General John Bell, Esquire, of this
place, as a candidate for nomination, at their
Convention to be held at Tiffin on the 17th
inst. A better Locofoco cannot be found in
the District, and we hope the Democracy will
$3T Up to the time we go to press, nei
ther the President's nor Governor's message
have been received, consequently our readers
will have to forego their perusal until next
Scrgeant-at-Arms of the Senate.
By a telegraphic dispatch from Columbus,
we learn that Mr. Scranton, of this place, has
been elected Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate.
We are pleased at this, as he is every way
qualified for the post; besides ho is 'a gentle
man and a scholar,' and what is equally as
credable, is a consistant and unwavering Whig.
gSST By refference to our advertising col
ums, the readers of the Freeman will see that
I. F. Wooster, late of Elyria, has opened a
New Drug Store, in the building recently oc
cupied by the Messrs. Oppenheimer. He has
apparently a good assortment of medicines on
hand, and will undoubtedly give general sat
isfaction. Give him a call.
33T See advertisement of the Kentucky
Mutual Life Insurance Company, in another
column of to-days paper, Chester Edgerton,
JSTTh following is the telegiaph report of
the doings of the Constitutional Convention,
on the first day of the session, nt Cincinnati:
. "The members of the constitutional conven
tion have pretty generally arrived. College
Hall presents a lively appearance this morn
ing. Members are selecting their seats; and
city friends were mingling among them, re
newing acquaintances, and learning localities.
The arrangements in the hall are convenient,
and if speakers and chairman can be heard,
will answer the purpose intended admirably.
Ihe convention organized, Uon. Wm. Me
dill of Fairfield county, is President; Wm. H.
Lrilt ot uuernsey county, secretary; Wm. s.
V. Prentiss, of Knox, first assistant secretary' ;
Wm. V. Smith of Hamilton, reporter, John
(Jolton, of Hamilton county, Sergeant-at
Arms, and John Arnold of Richland, Door
Alter some discussion, a committee on
printing was appointed.
It will inquire into, and report upon the
propriety and expediency of having the re
ports of the proceedings published in the Col
About 11 o'clock the convention adjourned
till u o clock to-morrow morning.
Arrival of too Enropea.
New York, Nov. 2a
The steamer Europa arrived at Halifax at
7 o'clock last night.
The renewed misunderstandings bvtween
Prussia and Austria is confirmed. All ger
many is arming.
Austria and Bavaria are in arms.
Prussia has drawn the first blood. Her
troops occupied the village of Bvolzell, upon
which the Austrians advanced with their
swords sheathed, but were at once fired upon
and several of them were wounded. The
shots were returned, and the Prussians finally
evacuated the place, carrying off the wounded
France England and Russia have offered
their mediation on the German question.
The latest accounts are more peaceful, al
though in Vienna war is looked upon now as
Louis Napoleon has sent a long message to
the Assembly, which has given general satis
faction. He disclaims all personal ambition.
The no-Popery cry is goinjp down in Ens-
land. They feel asshamed of having: been
frightened at a Catholic Hierarchy on paper.
It appears that there are about half a million
of Catholics in all England, and but eight
millions in all Ireland.
David T. Disney and Ilenry Clay.
Hon. D. T. Disney, Democratic member of
Congress from Hamilton county, in reply to an
Union barbacue at Lexington, Ky.,- speaks in
the highest terms of Mr. Clay's efforts. We
present our readers with, the following extract
from his letter:
I shall never agree with Mr. Clay in many
of his political views; but I can do justice to
his services and power. In none of the dark
hours in the history of our country did the po
litical horizon look more black and threatning,
then it was in the period over which we have
just passed. Pride, passion, deep-rooted prej
udice and interest, combined to threaten the
very existence of the Republic"; but fortunate
lp the occasion found men equal to it men
whose sagacity reached into the future, and
men whose patriotism preferred the welfare of
the country to the weltare ot any party and
prominently among them stood the distinguish
ed statesman of Kentucky.
He deserves, gentlemen, the honor which
you propose to confer upon him, and if circum
stances permited it, no one would join in the
barbacue with more cordiality than myself.
Copying his own example in the Senate cham
ber, I should feel proud in rendering to patri
otism that which to the leader of a party I
ever have denied.
I remain, gentlemen, your o'bt serv't,
D. T. DISNEY.
The New York Herald has the following
"The following is an abstract of the estimates
of approbriations that will be laid before the
House of Representatives by the Secretary of
the Treasury to-morrow. The first estimates
arc for additional appropriations required for
the service of the fiscal year, ending June 30,
1851, amounting to $2,575,356 64. Added
to this is a statement show ing the estimate in
definite appropriations which may be regard
ad for the service of the last fiscal year ending
at the same time, made by a former act of
Congress, amounting to $S,051,458 34, mak
ing a total of $10,626,763 94, asked for to sup
ply deficiencies in appropriations of the last
Washington, Dec. 2 12 M.
Senate. The Senate was called to order
30 members present
Mr. Sturgeon offered a resolution that the
secretary mlorm the Mouse that a quorum
was present and ready to proceed to business
On motion of Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, it was or
dered that Senators be allowed for newspapers
equal to the cost ot lour daily papers. The
hour of meeting was ordered for 12 o'clock.
A message was received from the House
that a quorum was present.
Mr. Berrien mcved that a committee of two
be appointed by the chair to act with a like
committee on the part of the House, and in
form the President that the Houses had or
ganized, and were ready to receive any com
munication from him adopted.
Messrs. Berrien and Dickinson were appoint
ed such committee.
House. Assembled at 12 o'clock.
The Speaker called the House to order.
The Clerk called the roll of members, when
160 answered to their names, which being a
quorum, the House was duly organized and
the usual committe appointed to wait on the
The Message was duly communicated and
read in both Houses, and is already published
in New York papers.
Baltimore December 1.
The Southern mail has arrived. The Geor
gia election returns for the convention show
the elaction of 140 Union delegates and 24
At the Man'land Reform Convention at
Annapolis, a committee of 21 has been ap
pointed tor the purpose of expressing the sense
of the Convention upon the adjustment of
Congress and the necessity of enforcing them
Judge Chambers chairman.
A resolution was adopted enquiring into
the propriety of prohibiting public defaulters
from being elected to the Legislature.
W See M. A. Shrenk's advertisement, in
another column of to-days paper.
' The Worlds Fair.
Among the articles at the industrial' ex
hibition at London in 1852 will be a garland
of artificial flowers, which will not be less than
1851 in circumference, and will contain 1851
varieties of fruits. This monstrous garland
will be composed of materials from all the
manufacturies of the flowers in the English
metropolis and the counties. It will be dedi
cated to Prince Albert, to the Duchess of
Sutherland the Countes of Carlisle, the royal
commissioners and all the subscribers who
have contributad to this project It will be
enclosed in a glass case, on the side which
will be inscriptions to commemorate the ex
Infusoria on Tectln-
ur. n. l tsowditch, ol boston in a paper
in Silliman's Magazine, has given the result
of a microscopic examination of the ac
cumulations on the teeth of forty-nine indivi
duals many of whom were very particular in
their care of teeth. Animalcules and vege
table products were found in every instance
except two. In those cases the brush was
usea tnree times a day, and a thread was
passed between the teeth daily. Windsor
soap was also used by one of these two per
sons with the brush. Di. B. had tried various
substances for destroying the animalculaes,
and espeaially tobacco, which seemed to be
without effect Soap suds and chlorine tooth
wash, however, were potent destroyers.
English JHode for Taxation.
A correspondent of the National Intelligen
cer, sets down the annual taxation of the Brit
ish Government at 50,000,000 sterling, and
half of it is raised by a tax on their different
kinds of drinks, as follows:
Malt and hops, and beer selling licences
pay a annual duty of
c - -. -r
Sugar used with tea and coffee
A very judicious mode of raising tax, we
think, (deducting tea, coffee, and sugar items)
for John Bull.
The Nicaragua Canal. Very favorable
advices have been received by the Crescent
City from the Engineers employed in survey
ing the rout for this important woik, They
report that they have discovered a line for the
proposed Canal only twelve miles long, from
Lake Nicaragua to the Pacific Ocean, and
having no where more than sixty feet eleva
tion. This is much more favorable than had
been hoped for, and will largely reduce the
cost of the work.
The Orus was still in the river, with only
one rapid between her and the lake; waiting
for a rise of water. The river was rising
A great number of passengers now take
this rout in preference to crossing the Isthmus,
even with the present want of facilities.
End of Squatter War.
xnc oacramcDto papers inform us that a
communication was received from Dj. Hart
ings by the Common Council of that city con
gratulatory on the restoration of Mayor Bige-
low, accoompanied with a professional bill of
$4,000 for attendance on him, and one from
Dr. Bowie for $500 as consulting Physician
We understand that several more professional
bills are to go up and go in to Council. . The
liquor and eating bill of the soldiers and valiant
patriots who went up from this to put an end
to the Squatter War.amounts to about,$2,000
This is a rich country.
Habits of Jekny Lind. A personal friend
of Jenny Lmd says that she is remarkably tem
perate in all things, carefully avoiding all stim
ulants of every description, bhe is an early
riser, bathes every morning regularly, winter
and summer; exercises much in the open air.
She always dresses with a view to comfort
rather than show, religiously avoiding tight
lacing. Bhe partakes freely of the plainest
food, using much fruit She attributes her
uniform good health to her temperate mode
of living, she seldom having occasion to con
sult a physician.
A New Speculation. According to the
Journal du Havre, a speculator is at present
mustering, in Pans, some three or four hun
dred women, with view to take them to Cali
fornia, where sold is, and the fair sects are
not abundant The furniture of more than
two hundred of these young fugitives was sold
at the Place de la Bourse on the 15th ult,
they being unwilling to incur a new term of
rent The speculator in question, who is an
executor, is going to establish a matrimonial
office at SanFrancisco, after the fashion of that
of Monsieur Foy, at Paris.
How large a portion of our happiness in
this world arises from its vicissitudes? The
truth is come a maxim continually proposed
and immediatly assented to, but who considers
it ? Ihey are the changes of daily lite which
stimulate hope regulate business, propose rest
nnd reward labor. Like our daily bread,
they must be looked for and prepared for.
June and beauty are of little value unless
marked. Our action must be numbered
like our milestones, and stand as they do at the
appropriate sites, if we could rejoice in our
New Orleans, Nov. 30.
A bill has passed the Mississippi Legisla
ture appointing next November as the time
for holding the Southern Convention, the del
egates to be chosen next September.
An anti Compromise meeting is to be held
here to-night Senator Soule will address the
meeting. Gov. yuitman and Jetterson Davis
have been invited to attend.
The Disunion party in New Orleans is a
A Yankee editor says that he "liked to die
a larfin', to see a drinkin' chap tryin' to pocket
the shadow of a swingin sign for a pocket
handkerchief. Switzerland will send three hundred and
fourteen exhibitors to the great Industrial
Fair in London, next spring, and the town
Dusseldorf, en the KUine, will alone send two
hundred and fifty.
A preacher once took for his text these
words: "The world, the flesh and the devil;
and after some introdutory observation, he
said : "I shall touch upon the flesh.pass lightly
over the world, and hasten a fast as I can to
Ha who waits for good luck to come to him
is destined to die in poverty. No man has a
right to expect a good furtune, unless he goes
to work and deserves it.
The Races or Maw TV m,.i rr.t
' vouc x tuner
inc. an Entrlish author r.r k.u
- . c cuuueu as
above, describes eleven distinct races of man,
lounueu on wcai ne aeems essential differen
ces. He thus enumerates them nnrt n,
ulation of each race :
Dr. Pickering argues that the human race
radiated from four centres 1 from Thibet in
Asia; 2 from Abyssinia, in Africa; 3 and 4
from North and South America.
A Great Bridge. '
The Rail Road over the Susquebanah River
at Harrisburgh just finished by the Cumber
land Valley Rail road Company, is an immen
The entire length of the Bridge, is three
thousand nine hundred and ninety-two feet
or within eight of four thousand. It is built
: 1 - t. . r -w
j-.... .... tmjfiv.vu prau HIV HllCllblUll VI 4MI ,
Kirkbride himself there being two single
and tow double segment of lattice. There are
twentythree feet and the other eighty-four
feet long under the roof, is the railway track.-1
The entire cost of the bridge, as we are in
formed, is about $95,000, of which $12,000
were required to repair the damage occasion
ed by the several, accidents. ..'
The Boston Transcript states that a man
has, within a short time, been set at liberty
from the State Prison at Charlestown, after
an incarceration of 15 years, for arson in the
vicinity of Lowell
The Eutaw Democrat says there were over
2,000 spectators at the hanging of four negro
criminals at thatplace on Friday week. Two-'
thirds of them were blacks.
At St Thomas there was a shock of an earth
quake on the 21st of October, and another on '
the 26th of the same month ; the latter lasted ,
more than a minute, and causing great alarm
to the people. !
Fremont Literary Association.
Exercise for next Monday evening, a diens s
ion on the following subject.
Which has the highest claims to the office
ot rresident ot the United states, Uass, oeotE,
H. REMSBURG Sec
FREMONT PRICE. CURRENT.
Wheat per bushel. ' 1 63
Flour per barrel ........ ....4
Corn per bushel. ....... ................ 37
Oats per bushel. 25
Uutter per pound. .... ....................8
E?gs per dozen .... .... .... ..6
Cheese per pound. .... .... .... .... .... 10 -
Lard per pound.. ..-.....5
Salt per barrell t 12
Hides per pound.... ........ ... . ....4 8
Flaxseed per bushel.. .... ....8fl
Timothy seed per bn -.1 35
Clover seed per bu ....... ... ........ .3 00
Pork per barrell 11 00
Hams smoked per pound. .... ... ........06
Beans per bushel.. ................... .1 00
1'otntoes per bushel,... ............ .... ..37
Onions per bushel ........ ..50
Apples green 25
Apples dried ..1 50
Beeswax per pound ..30
Tallow per pound 7
Stives Pipes per M $ 14a 20
Hhd per M 10al2
Bbl per M 9a 12
Blackwalnut Lumber per M.. ...... ....8il2
McAlistcr's All-IIcaling Ointment.
It is not often that we allow ourselves to speak in
praise of any of the patent medicines of the dav, but
owing to the many testimonials of praise that wm
hear daily concerning McAlister's All-Healing
Ointment, we mast needs say that for ourselves we
have never used or seen a medicine as in name so
applicable 1 8 this medicine. It is indeed truly as
tonishing to see what virtue is imparted in so simple
yet powerful a remedy. For burns bruises, scaids
all diseases of the skin, end inflammations we 00
lieve it has no eqaal. Call and get a pamphlet in
the hands of agents.
Julius W. Farmafer's Estate.
Notice is hereby given, that Amon Fenn, ha
been appointed and qualified as Administrator
on the estate of Julius W. Parmarter dec, late of
Green Creek tp.
Green Creek, Not 30, 1850
Messrs Crobaagh takes this method of notifying
Ihe citizens of Sandusky and adjoining coun
ties, that they have located in Fremont for ihe cam
ing winter, and are prepared to famish Music to
daiicMiff parties on the most favorable terms. .
t remont .Hof. 30, ibou.
Refoecc.-i Crandal's Estate. -
NOTICE is hereby given that the subscriber ha.
been appointed and qualified as Administrator
011 the estate of Rebecca Crandal, dec, late of
Townsend Tp, Sandskv Countv, O.
Townsend Tp., Nov. 30, 1850. ,'.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS!
Toledo, Norwalk and Cleveland
SEALED Proposals will be received at the Of
fice of the Engineer in Fremont, until the 31st
day of December, 8509 for the Grading, Bridging,
And Masonary, on the Western Division of said
Road, extending from the Manraee River to Fre
mont, a distance of 29 miles. The line will be di
vided into sections of about one mile each.
Plans, Profile and Specifications of the work
will be ready for examination at the Engineer's Of
fice in Fremont, on and after the 15th inst. For
particulars enquire at the Companie'sOmce in Nor
walk, or at the Engineer's Office in Fremont.
WM. H. NEWTON, Resident Engineer.
Norwalk, Dec. 8d, 1840. '
WHISKEY is now selling at 25 cents a gallon
at the Grocery opposite Mr. Belts Store, the
same article as others are selling at 31 cents.
Also, for sale, the largest and best lot of Ham
burgh Cheese in town.
Raisins cheaper than can be bought elsewhere,
NUTS fc CANDIES,
A large assortment; and the best Segara in tb
Wines, Brandies, and a pore article of Helland
Gin, and all other articles usually kept in such es
tablishments, which will be sold as low as can be
purchased in towu.
F M. A. SHRENK.
Fremont, Dec 7 1850.
NOTICE is hereby given that a petition will be
presented to the Commitsioners of Sandusky
county, at their next session, praying for the loca
tion and openiugof a new road as follows: Com
mencing at the north-east corner of section No. 30,
Jackson township, running thence south nearly two
miles, to Jesee Mowry's land, then making an an
gle to the right, (twenty rods more or less) to inter
sect the couuty liue. . ,