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THE PERRYSBURG JOURNAL.
77 Tallow and Lard. It appears from a business circular of Sawyer, Wallace &Co., N. Y., that the imports of tallow last year into England from Russia amounted to 95, 000,000 lbs., being 72 per cent, of the entire imports from all countries, and equivalent to about 350,000 barrels and tierces of lard. The present war must of course cut off all trade between the two belligerent powers, Russia and England. Tallow has already conse quently gone up to a very high price, and in view thereof, lard American lard will have to be sustituted to a considerable extent, as it lias been heretofore under the scarcity and high price of tallow. It would require not less than 4,000.000 hogs to produce the large quality of 300,000 barrels and tierces of lard, and this is nearly double the entire products of this country for commercial purposes. It appears that England derives Iroin Russia 75 per cent, of linseed and flaxseed for oil purposes; and nearly equal in quantity to tallow. What is likely to hi: t he true value of these articles in our markets in view of these facts, those con versant with the. trade are best able to judge. Another Speck ok War Three Steam krs Sunk. The inhabitants of villages on Lake Champlain are now engaged in a quar iv 1 about railroad and steamboat matters, which is not likely soon to end. It has al ready resulted in violence and outrage upon persons and property. It appears that the Plattsburg people are building a railroad from that place to Montreal, a portion of which was completed. The company own ing the railroad from Rouse's Point to Mon- treal. purchased the Montreal end of the Vlattsburfeh route, and left the people of the! latter place m a bad fix. Ihe Plattsburg people owned a steamboat called SuJtus, which they designed to run in collection with their road this season. The boat win tered at Sherburne Bay, and when the pro prietors were about to move her, they found i hat a part of her machinery had been stolen. They attempted to tow her down to Platts burgh, but the. people of Burlington cut the lines and took her back. The following night two old steamers, the Burlington and Whitehall, wer. drawn beside the Saltus. and sunk in such a position that the latter cannot bo. moved. The Plattsburg people were much exasperated. The captain and owners of the steamer Saranac were suppos ed to be concerned in the outrage, and when that boat came to their village, 400 persons rushed on board, armed, lashed her wheels, and threatened to sink her, arrested her cap tain and pelted him and others with rotten eggs. So the matter stood at last accounts. We compile the above statement from the, Despatch. Roch. Union. The SrRAwiiE7vQuESTi0N. The sexual! character of the strawberry has been a pro-':by theme of discussion for several years. A committee of the Cincinnati Hortieultu- ral Society have come to the following con- elusions 1st. That all strawberries, in their natural state, have some blossoms, perfect in what: are termed male and female organs, while are decidedly pistillate, and others! ' 1 9,1 tw ubn thpv orpin enmft iWrpp nerfect in both organs, the fruit will be small and indifferent, except, perhaps, in the case of " Longworth's Prolific." 3d. That if the 6taminate plants prevail, there will be but little iruit realized. 4th. That if they be all pistillate, there will be a like result, and that of au inferior quality. 5th. That to insure a full crop, whatever be the theory, it is absolutely necessary that the pistillate plants predominate; indeed, that the staminate plants be very sparsely distributed. Three dollar gold pieces will be from the Philadelphia mint shortly, will be about the size of a dime. issued They John C. Gardiner, brother of Dr. Gardiner, has forfeited his bail and absconded. It is supposed he went to Cuba several weeks ago. He wa3 charged with perjury in the case of the United States ys. his brother George. His bail bond.s were fixed at 12,000. Discontent. How universal it is. We never knew the man who would say I am content." Go where you will among the rich or the poor, the man of competence or the man who earns his bread by the daily sweat of his brow, you hear murmuring and the voice of com plaint. The other clay we stood by a cooper who was playing a merry tune with the adze round a cask. "Ah !" sighed he, " mine is a hard lot forever trotting round like a dog, driving away at a hoop." " Heigho " sighed a blacksmith, one hot day, as he. wiped away ihe drops of perspi ration frc m his brow, while his red iron glowed on the anvil, " this is life with a vengeano melting and frving one's self over the lire." " Oh, that I were a carpenter," ejaculated a shoemaker, as he bent over hi3 lap-stone. " Here I e m, day after day, working my soul away in making soles for others, cooped up in a seven -by-ni no room. ' " I am sick of this out-door work," ex claims the carpentei, "boiling and swelter ing under the sun, or exposed to the inclem ency of the weather. It I were only a tai lor !" " 'Tis too b id," perpetually cries the tailor, " to be compelled to sit perched up here ply ing the needl 2 all the while would that mine were a more active life." "Last day of grace the banks won't dis count customers won t pay what shall l do?'' grumblis the merchant. " 1 had rath er be a pack-horse, a dog, anything." " Happy fellows," groans the lawyer, as he scratches his head over some perplexing case, or pores over some drv record, "happy lei lows ! I had .rather hammer stone than cudgel tion. And through all the ramifications of soci ety, all are complaining of their condition, finding tault with their particular calling " If I were onlv this, or that, or the other, I should be. content,' is the universal cry " Anything, but what I am." So wags the world, so 1 1 has wagged, so it will wag. my brains on. this tedious, vexatious ques Roadside Confab. " And f ;o Squire, you don't take your coun ty paper V' " No, Major, I get the city papers on much better tei ms ; a nd so I take a couple of them." "But, Squire, these country papers prove of great convenience to us. The more we encourage them, the better the editors can make them." " Wl iy I don't know any convenience they are to i ne." " Thu farm you sold last fall, was adverti sed in one of them, and you thereby obtain- pA a ni'.ctompr rlirl vnn nnt .. v true,' Major, but I paid three dol Oglensburgh 'larsforit." 'A,id made much more than three dollars , Now if your neighbors had not sup lilic ported that press, and kept it ready for your ue ? ou v?uld have been without the means of ad vertising your property. But I think I saw your daughter's marriage in one ot those I PaPes- Did ),hat cost J'011 anything?" " JNo, but , , , , , , L " All(l .your brothers death was also pub some ll-sh with a long obituary notice. Vpc ve? bu' : "And the destruction of your neighbor i ! papers. " No. no, Squire Grudge, not if all are like iru Now, 1 tell vou the time will come when some one win write a very longeuiogy JJriggs's house by fire. You know how these things were exaggerated till the authentic accounts of our newspaper set it right." ,e Oh, true, but" " And when your cousin Splash was out for the legislature, you appeared much gratified at his newspaper defence, which cost him nothing." Yes, yes, but these things are news the readers. They cause people to take the on your life and character, and the printer will put it in type, with a heavy black line over it, and with all your riches this will done for you as a grave is given to a pauper. Your wealth, liberality and such things, x be spoken of, but the printer's boy, as spells the words in arranging he types these sayings, will remark of you: ' Pqpr, mean devil, he is even sponging for an obit- I uary !' Good morning, Squire." Pleasures op Contentment. I have a rich neighbor that is always so busy that he lias no leisure to laugh ; the whole business of his life is to get money, more money, that he may still get more money and more money. He is still drudging, saying what Solomon says : " The diligent hand maketh rich. And it is true, indeed ; but he con siders not that it is not in the power of riches to make a man happy ; for it was wisely said by a man of great observation, that there be as many miseries bevona ncn- es as on this side of them." And yet heaven deliver us from pinching poverty, and grant that, having a competency, we may be con tent and thankful. Let us not repine, or 60 much as think the gifts of God unequally dealt, if we see. another abound in riches, when, as God knows, the cares that are the keys that keep those riches hang often so heavily at the rich man's girdle, that they clog him with weary days ana restless nights, even when others sleep quietly. We see but the outside of the rich man's happi ness : few consider him to ba like the silk worm, that when she seems to play, is at the same time spinning her own bowels, and consuming herseli. Ana inis many ricii men do, loading themselves with corroding cares to keep what they have already got. Let us, therefore, be thankful for health and competence, and, above all, for a quiet conscience. Izaak Walton. LAWS OF OHIO—Published Officially.  AN ACT I To amend the act entitled " an act to pro vide for draining and reclaiming the swamp and overflowed lands granted to the state of Ohio, by act of congress, approved Sep tember 28, 1S50. Sec. 1. Ba it enacted by the General As sembly of the State of Ohio, That the ninth section of the act to which this is amenda tory, be so amended as to read as follows : Section nine. That if, after the said swamp or overflowed lands of this state, lying with in any county, be drained and reclaimed as herein provided, there shall remain any o the said lands undisposed ot, it shall be the duty of the county commissioners of such county to appraise the same, and make re turn of such appraisal as aforesaid; upon the filing of such return in his office, the said county auditor is hereby authorized to sell the said lands at the appraised value thereof, to any applicant therefor, who will make an oath or affirmation that it is his intention to improve, and make the same a permanent res idence, or that the same adjoin to and are necessary to the proper improvement of lands then owned and improved by such applicant, which said oath or affirmation, the said coun ty auditor is hereby authorized to administer; and in all cases of sales as prescribed in this section, the said county auditor shall receipt to the purchaser for the amount of money received, and describe therein the lands sold which said receipt, upon presentation and delivery to the governor, shall entitle the purchaser to a patent for such lands, to be executed and recorded as prescribed by sec tions seven and eight, of the act to which this is an amendment: Provided, that such of said swamp or overflowed lands as are in capable of being drained and reclaimed, may be sold without the oath or affirmation here inbefore required. Sec. 2. That the ninth section of the I aforesaid act be, and the same is hereby re- F. C. LEBLOND, Speaker the House of Representatives. JAMES MYERS, President of the Senate. April 25, 1854.  AN ACT To regulate the fees of Justices of the Peace and constables. b,e he to Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General A: sembly of the State of Qhio, That all justi ces of the peace of this state shall, for ser vices rendered, as hereinafter specified, entitled to the following fees, to wit: For summons, each person named in the 'writ, fifteen pents ; for order pf arrest, capias, of attachment, writ of replevin, or mittimus, tvyentyrfive cents each ; for every subpoena, for ope person, fifteen pents ; for each person in addition, five cents; for venire for ; be twenty-five cents ; for issuing execution, tvrenty-five cents; for warrant in criminal cases, each person named in the writ, twenty-five cents ; for every search-warrant, twenty-five cents; for writ of restitution, twenty-five cents ; for taking and certifying affi davit, twenty-five cents; for order on jailor for prisoner or prisoners, twenty-five cents ; for entering a discontinuance or satisfaction, ten cents; for entering into bond or under taking by either party, twenty-five cents ; for filing papers necessary to be preserved by justice, five cents each ; for each recognizance of bail in civil cases, twenty-five cents ; for bill of exceptions and copy, ten cents for each one hundred words ; for certifying the same, twenty-five cents ; lor transcript from docket, ten cents per one hundred words ; for certifying the same, twenty-five cents ; or appointing guardian lor minor, to prose cute suit, ten cents; for appointing special constable or appraisers, twenty-five cents each : for taking recognizance of a witness, twenty-five cents ; for each additional wit ness, ten cents ; for each recognizance of bail in criminal cases, twenty-five cents ; for ev ery continuance or adjournment by either party, ten cents; lor entering a rule ot rel erence, or copy thereof, ten cents; for swear ing witnesses or arbitrators, nve cents each; for entering judgment, twenty-five cents : for acknowledgment of a deed or other in strument of writing, with a certificate there on, twenty-five cents; lor setting in casses of forcible detainer, seventy-five cents; tor trying a jury case, seventy-live cents; for transferring judgment on docket, ten cents; for taking deposition, ten cents per one hun dred words; tor certilying the same, twenty five cents ; for marrying and making return, one dollar and fifty cents ; for taking and certifying proof of any account or claim against the estates of testators or intestates, fifteen cents ; for each process required by law, not herein named, twenty-five cents; for every writing or record, not being provi ded for, ten cents per hundred words. Sec. 2. That all constables in this state, duly elected and qualified, shall, for services rendered as herein specified, be entitled to receive the following fees, to wit;. For ser vice and return of capias, order of arrest, warrant, attachment, garnishee, writ of re plevin, or mittimus, twenty-five cents each; for each person named in the writ, service and return of summons, fifteen cents: for each person named in the writ, service and return ot subpoena, nlteen cents lor one per son; for service on each additional person named in subpoena, ten cents ; for service of execution on goods or body, twenty-five cents; for all money made on execution, four per cent.; for every day's attendance before jus tices of the peace, jury t'rialj seventy-five cents ; for every day s attendance before jus tices of the peace, on criminal trial, seventy five cents ; for every day's attendance before justice of the peace in forcible detainer, without jury, fifty cents ; for 'summoning jury, seventy-five cents; for mileage, ten cents for the first mile, and live cents per mile for each additional mile ; for assistants in criminal cases, one dollar per day each ; for transporting and sustaining prisoners, al lowance made by the magistrate, and paid .vi. r 11 Ai ?i on nis cerancate ; ior serving au omer writs or notices not herein named, twenty-five cents, and mileage as in other oases ; for copies of all writs, notices, orders, or affida vits served, fees the same as allowed for is suing the same ; for summoning and swear ing appraisers in cases of replevin and at tachment, one dollar in each case ; adverti sing property for sale on executions, twenty five cents ; for taking bond in replevin and all other cases, fifty cents each ; for every day's attendance on the grand jury, one dol lar. Sec. 3. Sections seven and eight of " an act to regulate the fees of officers in civil and criminal cases,-' passed March 5, 1831, and all acts and parts of acts conflicting with this act, be and they are hereby repealed. Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after the first day of June, A. D. 1854. F. C. LEBLOND, Speaker the House of Representatives. JAMES MYERS, President of the Senate. April 25, 1854.