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rKTiTioNi "On U the iOthTnst. petitions
signed by several hundred persons, were pre
sented in the Senate, for a supervision 61 the
public school of the State, one of1 them from
K. B. Conger and 87 citizens of : Huron, and
Richland counties. On the (J 2lh inst, peti
tions from 443 otlwrs were presented in the
Senate, for tho same purpose, and large num
bers continued to be presented for the same
'"Hkntf also 'for a revision of the Lchool Laws.
On the 11th, a petition was offered in the
Home, from 760 viiiiens "for a law to prevent
llailroad Companiea fruro caiplovinn- anv per
sona as engineer on locomotives, who is not an
eiperienced and practical machinist. ....
' Several petitions were presented nsking tha
1 legislature to land tho arms of the State to
'" Kossuth: r '
Large numbers of Temperance petitions
p continue to pour into the Legislature from ev-
ry "part of the State, a great proportion of
"!tliem from legal voters, and nearly all of them
' for tha Maine- Law. More than 30,000 names
have doubtless been presented to the Legis
' lature for the Maine Law, during this month,
and ' more than 60,000 since the opening of
. the session. They come in at' the rate of two
or three thousand daily. On the ; 9th, they
'" were presented in the House, to the number
of about 3,500, of which 2030 wrre from legal
" voters and 537 from other persona of Meigs
- county, and 632 legal voters, and 456 other
''- persons of Belmnt county. ;
On the 101b. about 2,500 were preseuted in
the Houae. ' " . "
On the 11th. 8,000, of which 888 were
"' On the 12th, petitions for the Maine Law
f were presented in the House, signed by over
2,000.'- On the 13th a still larger number,
ever 8 000.' On the 14th nearly 30 petitions
for the same signed by about 2,500, one of
. , them from Kr-liov. rord and others. On the
J8th over SO petitions for the some, signed by
, more than 8.000., u . . . . -T
On the 17th in the House, petition was
-presented from Rev. J. M. Jameson, presiding
, .elder of the Chillicothe district, Ohio.Confer
v ence, and members of the Quarterly Confer
ence -of tlie M. E. Church, of Waverly Circuit,
Pike county, representing' 600 members of
. caid church, praying this .Legislature to pass
i a .Temperance law similar to the Maine Law,
r. tJLlso petitions from nearly 3,000 others for
the same object, 792 of Trumbull county and
..778 of Muskingum. Several petitions have
- bees presented for the purpose from the Meth
odist denomination. - Also one from the stu-
- dsnts of the Starling Medical College.
..These have all been presented in the House
nd besides several hundreds have been offer
ed daily in the Senate, though less numerous
. than in the House. Petitions with about 2,000
' names have been presented since the begin
ning of the session, against the Maine Law,
. 1,200 of them from Hamilton county, the sign
ers, with few exceptions, being Germans and
' Irish. ' r. - ., ,.
On the 18 th in the Senate, resolutions were
offered, adopted at a public meeting in Day
ton, whereof Robert Steele was President and
.", Geo. M. Young Secretary, declaring it to be
r the desiie of a majority of the citizens of that
city to have a law enacted' similar, to the
Maine law. - Petitions -' for the same, signed
by about 3,000 . were presented in both
Houses. ' .. .. ' , -.
Procbbdikos. On the i3t.Ii the Committee
on Fees and. Salaries in the Senate,- reported
two bills. . One of them raises the salaries of
Supreme Judges to two thousand dollars a
rear each, and of District Judges, to eighteen
hundred dollars each, per annum. The other
iill regulates the pay of the Legislature, rais-
- ing the fees of its members toour dollar t per
day eacb, its clerks Jive dollars each, and door
keepers our dollars each, per diem. This is
'retrenchment and reform,' worthy of the "pro
gressive democracy.'
Another bill is yet to' be reported for the
-remaining State officers, which will no doubt
show further progress. .
-xr The salary bills passed in Committee of the
whole, in the Senate, with an amendment in
creasing the per diem of members of the Leg
islature to Ji re dollart. ;- .' . .
Both Houses have spent much time on the
Tax bills, each having one of Its own, without
any "striking family resemblance' . between
tern,' so that there win be --some difficulty in
combining them. That m the .Senate, was
mended so as to provide for the election of a
State Board of Equalization, by the people in
their Congressional Districts, and also to re
quire the township Assessors to appraise the
real estate of their several townships every six
th year, instead of District Assessors. The
House, after long debate and much bnmcombe,
determined to exempt from taxation, lands on
which Colleges and Churches 4c, stand, if
not held for profit. '
The Senate Probate BuT has passed the
House with important amendments. Br three
majority the clause authorizing the Probate
Judges to issue ma;riage licences, was struck
out, it has sinee been restored however,) and
by a very decided majority a clause was insert
ed prohibiting them from practicing law in any
of the Courts of this - State. - An amendment
was also adopted, conferring on the Probate
Court!,' jurisdiction ever all criminal cases not
presented by Grand Juries, and inquests over
all idiots and lunatics and their property, and
jso the power to take depositions. It is doubt
ful whether the Senate was able to recognize
its own bantling when it came back, and still
more doubtful whether it will be willing to
adopt it . i ' - '
On the 1 7th inst, in the Senate, the bill to
enable Colleges and Universities to. . become
bodies corporate being under consideration,
Atkinson, (a Loco of the old McJfulty and By
ingtoo school,) moved to amend so as to make
trustees and directors individually liable for
the debts of the corporation. After a smart
6ght it was voted down. -.
Both houses continued to devote a part of
their preaious time (while important interests
are calling ont for instant home legislation,) to
manufacturing business for Congress. . A de
bate was had in the Senate over a resolution
offered by Mr. Wilson, asking Congress to
make a Hail roan from Missouri or Arkansas,
to California; and the House was also engag
ed in debate for half a day, over a resolution
asking Congress to make provision for building
a canal on the Indiana side of the Ohio River
opposite Louisville, which .was finally adopted,
and afterward passed the Senate. The bills
for organizing Courts, and fixing the times for
the District Courts, passed with an amend
ment, authorizing extra sessions of the court of
Common Pleas. The bill appointing Commis
sioners to revise the practice of the Courts,
passed the ' Mouse. After a long strife over
the pay of the Commissioners, it was fixed at
$1 per diem. They are required to report by
tha 1st of November next, when in all proba
bility an extra session of the Legislature will
be held.
Mississippi Sknstoh. This Slate has now
one Whig and one Dernoeratio Senator in-Con-greas,'
Walter Brooks, Whig, is elected to till
the bnllnnce of Foote's time, and S. A. Dun
can. Democrat, is elected to 11 the unexpired
term of Co!. Jeffisraoo Daahj. '
Te the Whigs of Ohio. j
The time has come when the Whigs of Ohio
must begin to organize fur the appreachingPres
idential contest. Our brethren in the other
States are already moving, by the appointment
of Delegates to the Whig National Convention
which mill meet sometime in June next it is
hoped in C'incinuti in eccoi dunce, with the
wishes of the whips of the Western and South
wester States, The anniversary of the birth of
Washington-a dnv peculiar dear to OhioWhigs
and coincident will) the battle of Buena Vista,
where the Inraented Taj lor successfully con
tended for victory rp-ainst more fearful odds
thnn we have now to encounter seemed most
appropriate to the committee to call upon the
Whigs of the State to stand to their arms, and
commence .immediately the work of organiza
tion. This day, f'ur jenrs ago, the ball whs
set in mutiim at Philadelphia, which resulted
in the triumph of the Whig cause in the last
Presidential election. Our prospects are as
bright now us they were then, if the elements
of success he only properly put in motion. A
Whig president was elected in '4$ viilhoutlhe
help of Ohio: ai d in this Stnte we ahold Irnru
isdom faiim the conduct of our opponents af
ter the election of 1S40, who though beaten bs
! badlv then as e were lai-t October, immediate
j ly rallied like men resolved to coiiuer,and enr
jried the State the next year. The full Whig
vote of Ohio has never been polls sinse 1844,
! and at no tim since have our opponents, ever
I cme up to that vote, but elected their State of
ficers by a ;ess vote tnan mey poiieu in 1B4,
when they were beaten nearly C.000 votes.
Let the whig of Ohie Anousc and bring to the
poll the 20,000 voters that have .absented
. themselves of late years, and Ohio will again
resume her position in the victorious Whig col
umn in 1So2.
The Whig Slnte Central Committee, after
consultation with the v. higs from different sec
tions of the State, nd in accordance i:h the
usnage of the party in Ohio, to choose delegates
to the Whig National convention byCongresion
al districts, request the Whigs of the several
counties of the State on the first Monday elec
tion day) of April next, in their respective town
ships, at the several places of holding elections,
to choose delegates to a Whig Congressional
Convention on the basis of Gubernatorial Whig
vote of 1848, one for eveiy hundred Whig vo
tes in the township, and an additional delegate
for every fraction of fifty each township-to
have at least one delegate. The apportionment
of delegates between the several counties in
each Congressional district, and the place of
the Congressional District t onvention to De
determined and announced by the Whig Coun
ty Central Committees in each Congressional
district ; It is recommended that the Whig
County Committees throughout the State fix
the time of meeting of the Congressional Con
vention on the tame day throughout the State
viz: Wednesday the 14th of Aran.; and thnt
each Convention, then assembled, elect a del
egate and substitute to the Whig National Con
vention. For the purpose of selecting twe
Senatorial delegates to the National Convention
let the Whig papers of the State forthwith an
nounce candidates in different seclioBS of the
State, and each Congressional Convention at
the time it elects a delegate to the : Nationnl
Convention, choose two Senatorial delegates,
and forward their names to W. T. Bascom, the
Secretary of the State Central Committee.
The two candidates that are named by a ma
jority of the Congressional districts, shall be the
delegates, but if a cluice is not thus made, the
Central Committee will announce the names
of the four highest, from whom the Congres
sional delegates elected throughout the State
shall choose two by expressing their preference
in writing to Secretary (Wm. T. Bascom) of
the Whig state Central committee, ana tne
result will be announced as soon as ascertained.
This plan of concentrating the sentiment of the
State in the selection of Senatorial delegates
to the National Convention, has been adopted
as it has been deemed advisable to hold a Mass
State Convention for the nomination of a State
ticket and the Presidential electors after the
Whiff National Convention the lime to be
hereafter designated. The delegation to the
Whig National Convention will have power to
fill all vacancies that may ocjur in their body.
The Whig County Central Committee, and
the Whig papers throughout the State will
please pay proper attention to this call, as it is
important that the weight of Ohio be fully felt
in the selection of candidates for President and
Vice Presidentj oflhe United States at the Whig
National Convention. Our niotto mus be : Har
mony ,and the Union of tho Whig parly through
" Whig State Centra Committee.
February 23, 1852.
What 4eslt Mean.
A bill hat been before Congress mnking an
appropriation for paying the expenses of the un
fortunute ilibvstere that got caught in Cuba,
were sent to Spain, and have since, on appli
cation of Mr. Webster, been liberated in their
passage to the United States. Mr. Carter, of
Ohio, an ultra Democrat, moved to amend.
The amendment may be seen from the follow
ing extract : -
' On Thursday the amendment of Mr. Cart
er was adopted by a vote of 91 to 71. The
amendment reads thus:
"Provided that nothing in this act shall be
construed into an approbation ef any interfe
rence in the domestic affairs ef Cuba, by any
of the citizens of the United States."
Now, that is good, sound Whig doctrine, but
the wonder is, how it happened to come from
a Locofoeo. It is saying to the prisoners
"Boys, we pay this money to get you out of a
scrape, but don't think that we intend thereby
to justify, in the least, your interference in Cu
ban affairs. You did entirely wrong in going
there. You had no businees there, and if we
thought you would regard this gift of ours as
in any manner sanctioning your course, we
would not give you the first cent You un
derstand! Behave yourself in future."
This is what is said to these deluded men by
Mr. Carter's amendment. We would be hap
py to know what our Jilibvstero neighbor of
the Statesman thinks of the lecture and lectu
O. S. Journal.
Causjofthe FiKE.--Mny causes no doubt
will be assigned for the firing of the old Slate
House. We r.sk the Journal whether the
burning might not be attributed to some of the
sparks faom the 'Jire of indignation' kindled
in the breast of citizens Medery by one of Can
ad, Dale & Co's friction matches finding
lodgment in the old cupola? If not so how
then did it letch ?" Guernsey Times.
Don't know haven't heard. There wasn't
any ehootinii, in the Casad, Dale & Co. opera
tion. Medary insists it was a deliberate case
of stalling to the heart thnt is, to the print
ing! The committee of investigation, with
power to send for persons, papers we hope,
will meke all these things plain.
O. S Journal.
. Meditation. Be thoughtful; and let not a
moment pass undeeded or unimproved, but ev
er keep distinctly before the' mind some useful
and important subject; for meditation and re
flection have done more to improve the genius
of the mind, than years of of incessant and la
borious study. But for this the giant intellect
of a Newton, Franklin, Bacon, Locke, and in
short every philosopher and propagator of the
arts and sciences, history, might huve slept on
in the lethargy of ignorance, and its once hap
py possessor been known only in tho sphere
of his daily rounds, and whose deeds would
have flashed from remembrance, like the glow
ing meteor which rises above the grave of their
mortal remains, but to burst on the night air,
and sink forever in the gloom of oblivion. Yield
not to the formidable spectres, and apparent
insurmountable difficuliios which may rise in
the path to knowledge to impede your onward
progress toward the goal of your destination,
but keep continually before the eye the object
of your pursuit, and with unremitting mdustry
and perseverance, you may gain the great ob
ject of all vonr desires. Read the open vol
ume of nature, and meditate upon the laws
precepts there spread out to view, and strive,
uh untiring assiduity to draw from that foun
tain of know ledge, truths which shall comem-
orato your wondrous achievements, and de
scend throngh distant ages to all posterity.
And thus set a mark in the way, which shall
Korve as a cheering beacon for others who may
lollow in the deep search of useful knowledge.
Let the passing events of each hour stamp a
lin.p and indelible impress upon the mind,
and emblazon in living characters, on the tab
let of the heart, mornl sentiments which shall
remain unobliternted until time shall have
coiled the last link of the ever shortening chain
hich binds the infant to the grave.
Pi'TiiTY I would hare you attend to the
full significance and extent of the word holy.
It is not abstinence from outward deeds of
profligacy alone. It is a recoil from impurity
in thought; it is that quick and sensitive dell
caey to which even the very conception of
evil is offensive ; it is a virtue which has its
residence within, which takes guardianship of
the heart as a critical and loviolated sanctua
ry, in which no wrong or worthless imagina
tion is permitted to,dwell. It is not purity of
action that all we contend for, it is exalted
purity of heart the ethereal purity of the third
heaven; and if it is as once settled in the heart
it brings the peace, and triumph, and the un
troubled serenity of heaven, along with it. In
the maintainanee of this, there is a eonstant el
evation ; there is the complacency, I had almost
said the pride, of a great moral victory over
the infiimaties of an earthly and accursed na
ture; there is health and harmony in the soul,
a beauty of holiness which, though it effloresces
in the countenance and the outward path, is it
self so thoroughly internal as to make purity
of heart the most distinctive guidanceof a char
acter that is ripening and expanding for the
glories of eternity.
Thomas Chalmers, D. D.
o 4
A few days ago, whilst some men were en
gaged in blasting out limestone, a short distance
btlow Richmond, Va. they came across what
seemed to be a cave, with an entrance some
six or eight feet in height, and upwards of one
hundred feet long with two apartments. In
the first they found some earthernware and a
large stone cross; on the cross there was some
carving but it was so much defaced by the
hand of time that it was scarcely disceroable.
Some citizens, with lanterns, then proeeeded
to the cave. On entering the second apart
ment, they were surprised to find n skeleton
seated on a huge iron chest, with its back rest
ing against the wall. On opening the chest
they found it to contain gold coin, perfectly
smooth on one side, and a cross with some
characters on the other. The gold in the chest
by weight, is worth seven hundred and eighty
three dollars. The coin is one the discoverers
have never seen before.
Could it have been one of Gov. Boutwcll's,
of Mass. "Gustises of the Pease'" that wrote
the following, which the saucy Knickerbocker
has got hold of and printed :
"Mr D and M : I seed in a little
Book the other day an account of a book Cald
the ne yorke gastise which yu sa is in the pres
I wvld like to no when yon'll get thru presen
on it I want one of tbem books most orfully I
were elected Sqire last Spring to our town Me
ten to take efect the first of January my friends
told me that the County Clerk wald qualifi me
I Called on him the first of jan to be qualified
and he said he Culd not du that thing hecule
sware me in and I must du the other my Selfe
here I sm green as Cattle never Sude anybody
never was Snde: witness never but once on
a guri twisle and at that time never thout of
bein Sqire please rite me when yu will have
that book presed I will give yu your prise if
yu won't take any les.
Yours &c. D. D. S Square.
Fourteen ladies of New York, (most of them
married,) have published a protest against the
manner in which they are treated in the streets
for appearing publicly in tha Bloomer dress and
assert their right to assume such costume as
they may oonsider most conductive to their
health and agreeable to themselves. They
complain of being hissed and insulted by a
mob wherever they have made their appear
ance. They say:
"We wish now to under stand whether we
hare a civil and political right to wear a decent
and healthy dress, snd whether we are to be
protected in the exercise of this right, or
whether the New York public is a mob by
majority. We want distinctly to understand
whether Kossuth and Hungary are to be lau
ded and assisted, and American wives and
mothers to be crushed.
We protest humbly, yet firmly, that we
wear the improved dress in obedience to con
sciece snd common sense, and that we are not
only ready to live for the principle of freedom
for which our fathers lived and died, but to die
for it also, if need be. We contend for no
fasliion, no particular form of dress, but for
freedom to act in obedience to enlightened
conscience. We centend for "Life, liberty and
the pursuit of happiness.
One of our exchanges gives the following as a
questionable evidence of friendship' "Kissing
a married lidy out of pure esteem for her hus
ban." This kind of frienship is pretty exten
sively practiced in this community. But on the
principle we suppose of not making n noise a
hout good works, the husband is never present
when it is done, and if he discovers it at all it
is by mere accident.
The voting Princess Royal of Spain is nnm-
de Maria Isabella Francises d' Assizes Chiis-
inna Crandisca di Paula.
Harlem Lake in Holland is nearly pumped
dry. Three immense steam engines have been
at work for some time in accomplishing the job.
Thirty thousand acres of good land willbe made
by tho operation.
J. S. FOl'KK Editor.
BellTue Gazette.
The Proprietor of the above named paper,
not receiving sufficient patronage to justify
him in continuing its publication, has been
able to refund the money to those who paidPPom,ed Sec'eiar7'
him in advance and withal, not wishing to
defraud them out of their just dues has en
tered into an arrangement with us to supply
his subscribers with the Freeman for the re
mainder of the year. The following is the
Mr. Hopkins sends us 245 subscribers, near
ly half of whom have paid in advance. We
are to send the Freeman to those who have
paid free of charge, and to those who have
not paid, for tl 50, to be paid by the expir
ation of nine months. This contract is only
binding in case every subscriber to the Ga
zette, and who receices this number of the
Freeman, who have not paid, or partly paid,
shall continue our paper for nine months, and
settle with us as above stated. We entered
into this arrangement for the accommodation
of Mr. Hopkins, who was very anxious to do
justice to his patrons, and if all his subscribers
will receive the Freeman in lieu of the Gazette
for the remainder of the year, and settle with
us, we shall sustain no loss by the operation.
Should any considerable number, say 15 or
20, discontinue the paper, we shall throw up
the job, for, as stated above, the contract is on
ly binding in case all shall remain subscribers.
If, therefore, there are any who intend to dis
continue the Freeman, they will confers favor
upon us by doing it at once, that we may
know where we stand. But we trust all will
consent to the arrangement; jusiice to those
who have paid in advance requires that you
should ; besides we shall endeavor to give you
your money's worth.
- The present number of the Freeman is a
fair sample of what the paper will be, with the
exception that there will be a greater amount
of reading matter during the summer months.
Times f Holding District Courts.
In the county of Lucas, on the second day
of August ,
In the county of Ottawa, on the ninth day
of August
In the county of Sandusky, on the eleventh
day of August
In the county of Erie, on the sixteenth day
of August
In the county of Huron, on the twenty-third
day of August
In the county of Lorain, en ' the thirtieth
day of August.
In the county of Medina, on the second day
of September.
In the county of Summit, on the sixth day
of September.
In the county of Cuyahoga, on the thir
teenth day ef September.
Whig Presidential Nomination.
As far as we have been able to ascertain
public sentiment, (and we have paid some at
tention to the subject,) as to who shall be the
next Whig candidate for the Presidency, the
chances seem to be favorable to the nomina
tion of General Scott. All the States which
are likely to go Whig at all including Ken
tucky and Tennessee will choose delegates
to a National Convention, favorable to him,
and in no event will he fail in getting the nom
ination. No Convention can be got together
of which a majority will vote to run the ship
on the rocks when they might just as well car
ry her gallantly into port with the signal of
triumph streaming at the mast-head. Poli
tics are prone to many perversities; but that
of prefering defeat to viotory is not among
them. Our readers may therefore expect to
see Gen. Winfield Scott get a majority of the
delegates to a National Whig Convention, and
a larger majority of the Electoral College.
To Advertisers.
The Merchants of Bellvue and Sandusky
city will find the Freeman a good paper to ad
vertise in. Its circulation in the neighborhood
of Bellvue is nearly three hundred, and east
of the Sandusky river four hundred. The en
tire circulation of the Freeman is about se
ven hundred. Cannot our mercantile friends
in those places confer a mutual benefit by
patronizing us in this way.
JZW We want it distinctly understood that
we have as good an assortment of job type as
any office in Northern Ohio, and can print
hand-bills from the size of a bed-quilt down
to as small a pattern as you may desire, and
in style unsurpassed any where. Let those
who think our paper should be sustained, re
member this fact, when they want job-work.
S Petitions favorable to the passage of
temperance law by our Legislature, similar to
that of Maine, are in circulation among our
citizens, and a large number of signatures
arc being obtained.
Petitions remonstrating against such n law,
and asking for the repeal of all laws on the
traffic of intoxicating liquors, nre also in circu
lation, and numbers are putting down their
Jg Wo regret thnt Mr. Fovkk. of the
Fremont Freeman attempts to be severe on
our friend of the Democrat, for his very
clever compliment to the Tiffin ladies. We
still adhere to our formerly expressed opinion
that he is a 'gentleman of taste and discrimin
ation., Seneca Advertiser.
"Well, well; there is no accounting for
tastes," as the old lady said when her son
Johnny was joined in the 'holy bands of wed
lock' to one of the sable daughters of Africa,
"its all owing to how one's brought up, and
to the company he keeps."
, Temperance Rally.
Agreeable to notice the citizens of Fremont
assembled at the Methodist ' Churcli, on Sun
day evening, Feb. 22d to take into considera
tion the presest position of the Temperance
cause in this State.
. The Church was crowded to its utmost ca
pacity, although the evening was dark and the
walking extremely bad.
On motion Rev D, Dodge, of the Methodist
Church, took the chair, and L M. Keeler was
The meeting was
opened by the reading of the Soriptures and
with prayer.
The chairman then stated the object of the
meeting. He hoped that the influence of this
meeting would grsatly promote the cause of
Temperance in this community, and express
ed his fervent prayer that the hoped for day
might soon eome, when the last moderate
drinker would be enlightened, the last drunk
ard reclaimed, and the last place for the sale
of the poison closed.
On motion, R. P. Buckland, J. L. Green
and Rev. F. S. White were appointed a com
mittee to prepare Resolutions for the consider
ation of the meeting. The chairman reported
the following preamble and Resolution.'
Whereas, the trnfic in intoxicating drinks is
the source of immeasurable evils to indi
viduals, to families, and to society ; and
Whereas, experience has proved that all laws
intended merely to regulate the traffic are
insufficient; and
Whereas a law which cuts up the traffic root
and branch, is now successfully in opera
tion in the State of Maine, therefore.
Resolved, That in the opinion of this meet
ing a law similar to the Maine Liquor Law,
absolutely prohibiting the traffic in Intoxicat
ing drinks, ought to be passed in this State.
Mr. lluckland supported the Resolution in
a brief address. He said that he had long
been a Temperance man, but of late years,
had felt almost entirety discouraged. But
now his hopes began to revive. He had
lately visited different parts of the State, and
be was encouraged to believe that the people
were prepared to sustain a law which would
destroy the traffic by destroying the liquor.
B. J. Rartlett, Esq., condemned the traffic
in every form. Liquor dealers, said he, 'cry
out that we are invading their rights.' Have
they then a natural right to poison, to take
awar food and ciothing from wives and chil
dren ? Does the Bible give them any such
right? We ask the Legislature not to char
ter a Bank, a Railroad, a Plankroad or a Turn
pike, we ask them as thousands have done in
other States, to oive us morals, to give us so
cial order, to give us peace in our families, to
save us from poverty and shame. Now is the
time to ask, for said Mr. B., 'Our representa
tive at Columbus, has sent home word that if-
the Liquor men do not itsttr themselves and
send in Mfir remonstrances, the odious Maine
Law would be passed and become the Lava of
J. L. Green, Esq., said, that when an en
emy invades our land, we call public meetings
and inquire what means can be found to op
pose him. We have in the liquor traffic an
enemy of the most powerful and dangerous
kind. It is to be treated as an enemy ta whom
no quarter is to be shown. It must be pur
sued to the death, and he believed the peo
ple of this State were prepared to sustain a
Law like that of Maine, which would utterly
annihilate the trade.
Rev F. S. White, of the Presbyterian
Church said that the subject ef Temperance
was sometimes said to be old aad worn out,
but it would always be new as long as the
liquor traffic was producing new miseries.
The preseut position of the question is simply
this: The old laws are all insufficient, the
traffic snd its evils are increasing, whnt shall
be done? We must have a law that has an
edge to it, a law that will cut both ways; this
the Maine law does; it punishes the liquor
seller and destroys the trahc.
y' Father Hawkins said that he was an old
man. He had seen a vast amount of the mis
eries produced by intemperance. , The liquor
trahc in a business that takes a man s money
and returns no equivalent Other trades and
professions, such as the carpenter, the mer
chant, the lawyer, &c, confer benefits on so
ciety ; the liquor dealer confers none. One
dollar spent for liquor is worse than fifty dol
lars lost
" Rev Mr. Bevington, of the United Breth
ren, related several instances of the sad re
sults of the liquor trace. He said that we
must either destroy liquor or it would destroy
us, that our only safety lay in killing the mon
ster before we ourselves fall into his power.
The question wasthen put, and the pream
ble and Resolution adopted with but one dis
senting voice. Solitary and alone the advo
cate of Rum proclaimed a mo!
On motion a committee of ladies and gen-
tlemon were appointed by the chair to canvass
thoroughly the town ot rremont, lor signa
tures to the petitions asking for a law similar
to that of Maine, for the suppression of the
Liquor trahc.
A. J. Dickinson,
C. R. M'Culloch,
J. F. Hulls.
J. Dougharty,
J. S. Olmsted,
R. P. Buckland,
J. L. Greene,
Wm. Herbster,
Jacob Kridler,
Mrs. D. Dodge,
" J. L. Greene,
" R. P. Buckland,
" A. J. Dickinson,
Miss Mary Hnynes,
" Maria Bell,
" Elsie A Knapp,
" Ann M. Olmsted,
" Sarah Coles.
It was also resolved that the proceedings of
the meeting be signed by the President and
Secretary, and that the editors of the Demo
crat and Freeman respectively be requested
to publish the same. And also that a copv
of the proceedings be sent to our Senator and
Representative ai ioiumous, raquesung tnm
to lay the same before the respective Houses.
The exercises of he evening were lighten
ed by the performance of a few pieces of
Temperance music, by the choirs of the Pres
byterian and Methodist Churches.
On motion adjourned,
D. DODGE, Pres't
I. M. Keeler, Sec'y.
On Wednesday night last, Neal Dow, Esq.,
nuthor of the Maine Liquor Law, was present
ed bv the National Temerance Society of N.
Y., with a beautiful gold medal, ns n token for
his eminent services in tlie cause of Temper
ance. Mr. U. is expecieu nere iu-morio.
He is spoken of as an excellent and forcible
speaker. O. S. Journal.
3" Whnt is the "Maine Liquor Law ?"
asked tWI of Tom. "What." savs Tom, "the
main law of liquor is to make a beast of him
who drinks it.
Is itTbce? Madame Howard, the discar
ded mistress of Louis Napoleon, and the moth
er of his children, is said to be an American,
born in Baltimore.
. v.- . -. , For the Freeman.
Sir. Soaknm's Speech,
la support of the Remonstrance against the
Maine Liquor Law.
Mr. Chairman, and Brethren of the Liquor
trade: Our craft is in danger. This Law
which has turned the world upside down, has
come hither also. Ye see and hear that not
alone at Frement, but throughout all Ohio,
this law has persuaded and turned away much
people, saying that the liquor business is an
accursed traffic. So that not only this our
craft is in danger to be set at naught, but al
so that the temples of the great God Alcohol
should be despised, and his power destroyed,
whom all Ohio and . the world has hitherto
worshipped. Sir, there are certain inaliena
ble rights which belong to us as men, among
which are "life, liberty, and the pursuit of hap
pineis." This Law invades all these rights.
It attacks life, by destroying our means of liv
ing. It takes away our liberty; for what is
liberty to us if we cannot sell liquor? It in
terferes with the pursuit of happiness, because
it will nut permit us to pursue it by making
others miserable.
My brethren we are a persecuted people.
Even the ministers who ought to be preaching
the Gospel, turn aside from their proper call
ing to assault our business, and make us odi
ous in the eyes of the people. (Hisses for the
preachers.) And beyond a doubt there are
those among us who call themselves Chris
tians, and there are even women and children,
who daily besiege the Courts of Heaven with
prayers that our business may be destroyed.
Never were honest men subjected to such
an "audacious unscrupulous, and fanstioal"
persecution. , - - . .- ,
Sir, I verily believe if these people had their
way, they would spill every drop of our liquor
into the gutter. They would neither allow
us to sell to drunkards nor to temperate drink
ers. (Groans.)
And what is to be the end of these things
Sir, I very much fearhat we shall be com
pelled to give up selling liquor and resort to
some useful calling. And bow will that agree
with our habits and constitutions? Sir, I fear
it will be the death of some of as. . ) Deeper
groans.) Where then will our customers get
their drams? Think of them my brethren,
wandering up and down the streets, and not
a drop of consolation to be had for love or
money. My heart bleeds, and my purse col
lapses at the thought of such results. (Sighs
and tears.) How shall man prove himself a
"superior social, and moral being" if be no
longer drinks liquor ? So long as man gets
drunk he proves his superiority beyond a
doubt' for no animal, not even a hog will driuk
whisky. -
But Sir,when man drinks only water, where
in is be to be distinguished from the inferior
animals ? What then becomes of the distinc
tion between man and the brute ? Sir, this
Law is contrary to the Scriptures. Do they
not say that "the poor ye have always with
you 1" But if this Law goes into operation,
there will hardly be a poor man in the land.
The poorhouses, those noble mouments of pub
lic charity, will be destroyed, and fall to decay.
How shall men fulfill the duty of feeding tlie
hungry and clothing the naked, when this law
no longer allows us to make paupers ?
How are the jails to be filled, and the sher
iffs, judges and Lawyers supplied with busi
ness, if the liquor traffic is destroyed? As
for the Penitentiary it might as well be burn
ed down like the old State House, for it is a
well known fact that almost all its occupants,
start from the dramshops. Sir if this Law
for the destruction of the Liquor traffic goes
into effect, the ancient order of thing
under which we have - lived at the
expense of the public, will be utterly over
thrown. Have not the people hitherto sup
ported our business, and paid taxes to punish
the criminals, and feed the paupers we make,
without murmuring? What right have they
now to set up a hue and cry? Are not vested
rights to be respceted ? Sir, we will not yield
our ancient privileges without a struggle.
Let us mnite Sir, and present a bold front
to bur enemies. Before I sit down, I wish to
express ray thanks to the mail who wrote our
remonstrance. It has been said to be impos
sible to make an empty sack stand upright.
If the author of our remonstrance, has not ac
complished this, be done what he could.
Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish,
I am against this law that cuts off the tap, now
and forever. (Great applause.)
3T Tiffin city has become somewhat no
ted, within a year or two past, as being quite
a thriving little village located somewhere in
Seneca county, and as containing one Brcslin,
several drunkeries, one Heidleburg college,
and more latterly one Flaugher, togtber with
sundry other curiosities, both ancient and
modern, all of which have been heralded to an
admiring world by the spirited little sheets
that weekly not weakly eminate from the
presses located therein.
Whether the writer of the following artic
le is a graduate of Heidleberg College, 4we
cannot say, but he has evidently been to
school semewhere. We publish it as a speci
men of the learning, morality, and public en
terprise of the city. If any of the Fremonters
should draw that "span of match mares," we
trust they will be put up in strong papers, and
carefully mailed to the proper persons :
Erery Ticket Draws a Prise:
Iiisi of Prises
1 Span of match mares!
2 Rolls of Real Paine
3 Bot old Port wine
1 Gold Plated watch
1 gold Ring
1 saddle and Bridle
2 faney cegar cases
7 Sportsman flask
1 Silver Do
12 wax Dull
five years old
1 Set of Double Har
1 Large fruit cak 25 lbs
1 Gun
25 Bottles Shampain
5 Box cigars Best
2 Large Dalls
5 Hams Dried Venison
6 Botles calawba
2 china Dall
33 lbs Sonted candy
10 Botles muscat wine
11 Botles claret wine
all Prizees Drawing By members of this
Lotery out of the cily will Be sent By mail
free of charge
Tiffin city J C Huffman
no of prizes on thisLi6t one hundred & thirty
Gen. Houston.
This distingushed Senator, the F.x-Presi-dent
of Texas, has already arrived in Cleve
land, onil will be in Columbus this evening.
Hisspeeeh nt the State Temperance Conven
tion, to-morrow, will be looked for anxiously
He takes hold of the temperance movement
with all his might, but he will find alcohol
harder to subdue than Mexicans.
O. S. Journal.
''"-'" For the Freeman. -
Mr. Editor: It is said, and believed by
a few that to pass a law similar to the "Maine
Law", would be an "infringement of our nat
ural and civil rights ss citizens of the State of
Ohio." This position is assumed by rumsel
ers, without a moment's reflection ! Should
they inquire what a natural right is? they
would be ssarcely willing to appropriate their
claims. And yet, what is it bnt to pursue a
course of conduct to obtain happiness in any
way our natures may prompt us: providing
that course does net infringe upon the happi
ness of any other individual : This is B nat
ural and inalienable right, conforming with
the law of God and the good of society, the
only basis of natural rights.
On the one band the Maine Law does not
infringe upon the right of any citizen to pursue
a course to obtain happiness which does not,
infringe upon the happiness of others,' and on
the other hand without it in the present li
quor traffic, what member of society is. there.
the means ot whose happiness u not intrench
ed by it If you pass along the streets ot any
of our large towns, your eyes are greeted with.
the loathsome and disgusting sight ot a reel
ing, chattering being in human shape; and
the perfume of the lurking places where "they
lie in wait to catch the poor and needy,
where the death stench of the souls and bod
ies of men, and the living of families comes
np like the furnace of perdition. Does not
this infringement go infinitely beyond this?--What
tax-payer is there in Sandusky county
who will not have his happiness infringed up
on by having to pay the cost of five suits at
the next term of court, costing at least $200,
which hnve been induced by strong drink.
Add to this your poor tax, which has come
through this channel, not for three . months
but for a year, with other criminal suite for
the same length of time, and you will have
the handsome sum of not less than 82,000
which the tax-payers of this county pay for
the results of the unwholsome traffic in spirits.
Add to this the penury, want and suffering' ef
many families in this county, who are so, as
Ihe direct result of the traffic; and the sighs
and moans of sorrow th at burden the air.
Look at the tattered garments of the sufferers
children ; see the sunken form. of his toil worn
wife, and the struggling sorrow of her heart,
finding vent in bitter sighs and burning tears,
ns she looks upon her husband, and her sprigt
ly boy, and the slender form of her only
daughter, and reflects on the cold neglect they
Kill ere long meet with from the children of
the murderers of her happiness. - Look upon
her agonizing countenance as with imploring
eyes she looks to the officers of justice to exe
cute the existing laws to suppress the traffic,
and save her darling eon from impending ruin,
in which he has plunged by midnight revela;
and the Legislator, as she lifts np her voice
with tremulous, and bitter tears of anguish;
saying give me back my husband, my son, my
home, my friends, my reputation, my joy, and
to the People, saying sons of Washington, citi
zens of America, help me brake the tyrant's
power. Give my husband a chance to be
come a roan again ; exalt my family to rank
and station in society, and roll this mountain
weight from my heart, and dash these mans
cles from my hands.
But hear comes up the rejoinder from the
rum-seller: "take not away my natural liber
ty; it is my right to do what my nature
prompts me ta" What a world is developed
in these few words of what is in the man, and
it is implied, nay positively, claimed he has a
natural appetite and mighty prompting of na
ture to feast on other's woes, v : - -
"He cannot sleep unless he has caused some
to fall," and to make him happy be must hear
the music of eies of sorrow and. the shrieks
of the suffering. Fallen humanity ; deeds of.
desperation, and crimes blackning the mid
night hour, give him the most superlative de
light Wlwo hunger preys npon the innocent
children of hie victims, this gwes him the pas
time of his pleasure. .When the dire precors
er of a future pedition scares his victims, he
then exults in the scepture of a ruined soul's
delight; and this, sir, is no more than what he
claims to be the generous out-beamings of Hit
nature. ' - '- " - - ' -; - . . ' .
But again ; will the Main Law, or one simi
lar to it, take away the civil rights of rum
sellers ? Is it not evident that all civil rights
are guarantied to us by law ? Therefore what
may this year be a civil right, next year may
cease to be so by legislation. ' Hence the law
which now makes its civil right to sell ardent
spirits by the quart, and no less, may be so
changed, that next year it may cease to be a
civil right to sell it at alL May God grant it,
and that the mistaken dealers in this death
trafic may support themselves with better ar
guments if they have them, or abandon this
unlawful business. B.
Fremont, Feb. 25. 1852.
Lieut CoL May, who distinguished himself
under Gen. Taylor, is now lecturing on tha
battles of Mexico, .in Pennsylvania. '.;.!',
Gives Universal Satisfaction.
Victor, N. T. Jaa., 22, 1851.
W. B. Sloan, Esq Sir: Tour Agent. Mr.
MorehotiM left w ith n. aome el your vato able med
icine; and we hava already disposed of the Oint
ment for Horses, and it has given universal satis
faction. Please forward ns by railroad to thie
place some ef the Ointmeat, as we are very much
in need of it Tonrs respectfully, '
See 'Sloans Complete Farrier and Cattle
For choosing;, breeding, rearing, and general
management; tog-ether with accarate descriptions.
causes, peculiar symptoms, and the most approved
method of coring all diseases to wbien Dorses ana
cattle are subject.
ILraee Agents' names at the loot ot Sloan's
Column. For further particulars and testimonala,
get Pamphlett of agents.
Wheatperbushel.... 70.75
Floor per barrel 3 ?
Corn per bushel. , """"ol
Ont per bushel "" ia
Kuttor per pound
Eee per dozen J
Cheese per pound .. 10
Lnrd per pound. ' 6
S:.ll per barrell 1 18 -
Hides per ponnd 4 a 8
Flaxseed per bushel. ...8ft
Timothy seed per hu ..1 25
Clover seed per bu - ......4 55
Pork perbirreH ....18 AO
Hit ins smoked iter pound .... ...f8 .
Benns' per bushel I 35
I'otnloes perbuliel... 6'?
Onions per bushel 50
Apples irreen ...I 00'
Apples dried '.st (10
fteeswax per pound. ... ..SO
Tallow per pound ..7
Stnves Pipes pur M $2029
' Hhd per M 14I6
Bbl per M 9a IS 1
Blackwalnut Lumber per M ...8I2
. Sandusky city, Feb. 24.
Wheat, 13 to 75. -

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