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THE PEItRYSBURG JOURNAL. PERRYSBURG JOURNAL. SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1854. The School Exhibition. On Friday evening of last week, our citi zens were profitably and pleasantly enter tained by the annual exhibition of the Per rysburg Union School. This was the fourth given by said school, and although not move brilliant than some of the previous, still we think it decidedly creditable to the teachers and pupils engaged therein, and look upon it as a true exhibit of the progress of the whole school. Heretofore the more advanced scholars only, as in most othei places, took part in the exercises, and it was not unusual to see some of the best speakers before the audience three or four times during the eve ning. Thil we noticed was different on this occasion, no one appearing on the platform but once as a declaimer, or having a promi nent part in a dialogue or colloquy; and over two-thirds of the pupils who took part in the exercises, appeared for the first time before a public assembly. The appearance of the scholars of the primary rooms on the platform, and the evidence they gave of skill ful training was truly gratifying and elicited universal applause. The educational advan tages which the youth of this place enjoy, should be a source of pride to every parent in the vicinity. j-The Canada arrived at Halifax on the 10th, with -Liverpool dates to April 29th. No intelligence yet of the missing steamer, Citv of Glasgow. She has doubtless gone to the bottom with' her 400 passengers, as she has not been heard from for nearly 100 days. Nothing decisive yet from the seat of war. Twenty thousand French and 8,000 English troops had landed at Gallipoli, on the Black sea. Another engagement had taken place rear Kalafat, without decisive results. Ru mors of the defeat of the Russians at anoth er point are mentioned. The Russian force was withdrawing from Odessa, where it had been largely concentrated. Sir Charles Na pier was at Stockholm, his fleet 50 miles out. There is a general decline in prices of flour and provisions, and still falling. j23?-We publish a few laws this week, and shall probably copy a few more each week for two or three weeks to come. Our board of managers, who control this business, are economizing. Instead of publishing all the laws, as is done in many counties, they only publish such as they deem of immediate in terest to our citiaens. As a newspaper pub lisher, we have a decided aversion to this course, while as a tax-payer we fully approve of it. These contending emotions must be settled over the small slice which we get. jSSr-The Toledoans are making a great ef fort to get the Toledo and Indianapolis rail road started. The windwork on the project is done up splendid! Gilead has set Toledo a good example, let it be followed. Delphos hangs back. We have not heard from " Che- puitepec" Kalida ! Mackenzie will proba-, bly Venture to break 6ilence soon. The " barber-pole pants," says the Home i Journal, will most probably be supplanted! this spring , by the " pictorials. One ot the most common patterns represents a waving ostrich feather running up the front of each lea i ; ' l?ixLs;.THoyir Out. Four of our city banks have givenoiice that after to-day,' they will not. receive bills of the Erie and Kala mazoo Railroad Bank, Merchant's Bank of Macon, Geo., or Farmer's Joint Stock Bank of Toronto, C. W. Maliy-aukee Sentinel. CO" Work on the Junction road has been resumed, and the grading is now to be fin ished. This will be but a short job, and we confidently look for an early completion of this great thoroughfare during the present season. We are assured that no unnecessa ry delay will hereafter be permitted in put ting this road in operation. We ore grati fied to learn that considerable of the iron is already laid down between here and Sandus ky City. The simultaneous opening of the Junction road, the Dayton and Michigan road, the Toledo and Chicago air-line road, with which the Junction road will connect at Swanton, and the Wabash and Erie road, with which we shall connect at Maumee City, during the present year, cannot fail to have a very marked and beneficial influence upon the business and prospects of Perrysburg and Wood county. It may be needless to dilate upon the advantages of these great improve ments, in anticipation, yet we cannot refrain from inviting the attention of distant read ers to our location when these several roads shall be completed. We do not expect the roads themselves are going to make us rich. The wealth of every town, like that of the individuals who grow rich, must be produced by its own energy, industry and enterprise. Its destiny must be worked out. But these railroads will greatly accelerate private busi ness and general results. They will aid Our people in the rapid transfer of whatever they may have to sell or buy abroad, and thus bei a greac saving of time, which alone would be like adding more workers to the present producers among us. They will quicken the men and methods of business, will create new demands upon our resources and new kinds of business will spring up and new men will find here a good point to establish themselves. Our almost unrivalled advan tages for manufacturing must finally attract the attention they deserve, and our beautiful valley become the theatre of bustle and busi ness, our town the work-shop of the north west, and our rich alluvial lands the home of teeming and happy thousands. OCjSome of our cotemporaries are quite tart in their refusal to publish, when offered them, the advertisements of the eastern " gift enterprises," so common in the newspapers, lately. We are pleased to receive the offer of such business, whether we accept it or not. It shows that our town is known ajid that we have been heard of, even as far off as " the east," whence all the great folk come from ! We have two of these advertisements on hands now,one of which is really a splend id scheme, entitling every purchaser of a tick et to a magnificent engraving, worth almost his dollar, if he receive nothing moie; but our conscientious scruples are so imperative, and cramp us to such a degree, that we can not publish either ! Those who wish may look at an engraving we have. We are glad to see that most of our confreres near here are less scrupulous on this subject. Flour ! We have not had a barrJ of flour in our house for five jnonths will our delin quent subscribers help us to get one? We have had nothing but " lnjhf for that time pretty good fare, but too much of a good thing is apt to surfeit and bring on dyspep sia1. Newark (O.) Times. Our Newark brother can beat us bragging, and has a decidedly hard time of it among the Kickapoos of old Licking. Nearly as acidular a tale as the above came from him a few days ago, when some tough sinner' sold Jira 5heep-ea:ds for white". bass! " But we hope that dining out frequently, and the new toggery in which his townsfolk are tricking him out, and above all the good effects of the above notice, will cultivate smiles so he may have them for everyday use, and keep his digesters in repair till that new flouring mill gets a-going, when, he may strike upon such rare luck as once befel us in this place receive a present of a barrel of the best flour the mill could make. That is the kind of a present that makes an editor feel good inwardlv. The Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, with a view to promoting the interests of sheep husbandry in that State, have institu ted an annual " sheep shearing festhal." The first of these festivals is to be held at Whitewater on the 31st inst. Copper on the Kankakee. The Kanka kee Gazette says a piece of fine copper, weighing two and three-fourth pounds, was picked up recently near a creek running by that town. Other specimens of this ore have been previously found in the same stream. John Mitchell's paper, the " Citizen," has dropped the name of Meagher, since that gentleman's very just and politic letter de clining to give an opinion on the subject of Slavery until he became a citizen of the United States. So the Damon and Pythias of Irish rebellion will probably no' Ionizer pull at the same rope in the great work of social and political reform. Cholera. W. W. Coriel, an old citizen of Dubuque, died in that city last Thursday of cholera. It is needless to deny the fact, that there is more or less cholera in every town on the Upper Mississippi. It is in troduced by the boa's. Davenport Gaz. It is stated that Senator Atchison has written home that if he cannot be re-elected himself he had rather see another Whis Senator returned than that Col. Benton should occupy his seat. An excess of 8400,000 gone through the Board of Public Works! and an excess of about 8S0.000 gone through the State House Commissioners ! ! Where is the public trust that is safe and secure? Springfield Re public. 40 loads of hay were sold from the scales in this city last week, at from $14 to 810 per ton. O. S. Journal. The Know Nothings. We understand though we know nothing about it that the Know Nothings claim President Pierce as the "head and front" of their Order, and proceed to substantiate their claim upon that familiar declaration of the General's, " I know no' North, no South, no East,, no West" no nothing. Alb. Trans. It is said that Dr. Benjamin Brandeth, of pill notoriety, is devoting his entire time and energy to the cultivation of the osier or basket willow. It stvikes us that pills and " weeping willows'" would go first rate together. Newark Mercury. It is said the editor of the Massachusetts Life Boat is delighted to learn that " the Czar refuses to treat." The next steamer he hopes will bring the news of his joining the tem perance society. Pennsylvania is the head-quarters of the doctors and druggists. She rejoices in one thousand six hundred apothecaries, a fourth part of all in the United States. A great scarcity of agricultural laborers is said to exist in Connecticut, so that one dollar and a half per day is currently paid to secure good hands. The Voyageurs of the Western lakes pat large quantities of sugar daily. Sugar has great heat generating power, especially grape-sugar. Dr. Jackson and his party, when suffering from cold, found a few raisins sufficient to impart a glow to the whole system. The New Brunswickershave a damp climate, and are fatter thqn New Englanders; - . ' ; . j j i ! ; j j ! i j I j ! Important Railroad Movement. We see from the Dayton papers that a change has been made in the board of directors of the Dayton and Michigan Railroad: S. S. LTIomedieu, Goo. Carlisle of Cincinnati, Daniel Beckcl, T. J. Smith of Dayton, H.S. Mayo of Troy, Col. Cummings of Sidney, Marshall Key, jr., of Perrysburg, J. A. Fields and Lieut. Gov. Myers of Toledo, are. the newly elected directors. They are good men, will make a strong board, and take from the road that prejudice which has so impaired its credit, caused by the location heretofore of all the directors in one place. O. S. Jour. jZjJ-Wc look for on early completion of this road by the energetic management of the new board of directors. LiiiEuu. President Robert?, in his annual message to the assembly of Liberia, gives an encouraging account of the present condition and future prospects of the republic. Du ring the year lb').'! the revenue of the repub lic was more considerable, than in any pre vious year. The. total receipts into the trea sury were 83o,0'.3, while the public expen ditures for llm same period amounted to 832,072, leaving a cash surplus of $3,021. The present liabilities of the government amount to 813.U25, which, when the assets are deducted, leaves u balance against tin? state of 85,072. It is believed that durins: the present year the receipts will bu sufficient not only for the discharge of the ordinary expenses, but also for the liquidation of the present liabilities, and the completion of va rious important public improvements. A Duel in Calieokxia. The Sacramento Union contains a humorous account of a duel whieh nrr iirivd r P :i 1 1 !.: . 1. .. lar 'Two individuals had quarreled, and at the. friendly instigation of their friends, resolved to fiht with pistols. The pistols were ac- jcordingly procured, and louded with corked bullets, of which interesting fact but one of ....i , Lin- 'i lllLiJ'illa uwure. Silence reii'lled : the nUtol-; tvnro 1nnrv1 , their quivering hands; the handkerchief fell ; i i i i i - . . u iouu explosion eusueu, and one ol the bel ligerents (the one who was in the secret) turned nartlv around, mid f. H no tiij (,rc while the other stood like a statue, a perfect picture of amazement, at the groans and con tortions of his antagonist, and no wonder, for his pistol had missed fire! This let the ;i.ai uiu oi uie uvz, aim sum a roar oi laugti jter went up as made the hills echo again. On the return of the spectators, they appear ed as if they had been shot in their sides, jfrom the manner in which they were holding, jon to them with their hands." Thus ended the ever-to-be-remembered conflict btweTS the two " Rattlesnakes." Population of the Penitentiary. Re cent additions make six hundred and six as the total number of convicts in the Ohio pen i ten tiary. State Dem. Six hundred and seven. Count the liltle'un, born after the mother had been confined two year?. Cin. Etiq. Six hundred and eight ! Count the deputy warden tl at ought o be! Chill. Gazette. Six hundred and nine! " Pitch in" the deputy warden's brother, caught in the coun terfeiter's cell. Clevc. Herald. It is not often that a joke is cracked ou the head of an artist ; but it so happened a few davs since, that a distinrniishod litrraro- . O . .-V-.. f gentleinaii and military officer on a visit to- air. juaiuieji , me uioiurium painter, nau tne temerity to indulge in one. On arriving at the lodge of Mr. Ranney, which is penned in bv a neat fence, lie. found thp nrtit lnoi;i employed with his maul-stick in walloping some cows out of his enclosure. "So ho f Mr. Ranney,' said one of the party, " I ex nected to have found von emnloipd nn Siege of Yorktown j but I see you stick to .1 i 1 . . I n . 1 a . me uaiueoi tne cow-pens. ' Mr. Ranney has given the world some fine historical pic tures on the Revolution. Hoboken Gaz. The remains of Columbus are interred in a chapel on the Plaza de Armas, Havana. They are held in great reverence by the peo ple there.