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PERRYSBURG JOURNAL. SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1854. Foreign Bank Bills. The state of Ohio has become a field for the circulation of a great mass of very trashy looking bank bills from other states, and oc casionally a bank in a distant state breaks., and the people of Ohio are almost certain to be heavy losers by it. This state of things has been growing gradually worse for some years ever since the recommencement of the war of party upon the Ohio banks. There is need of some remedial measures doubtless, but that the public demand or will wil lingly approve of such a law as the one passed by the late legislature, and published in this paper, (No. 72,) we do not yet believe. A.U persons should read and become familiar with this law, for it must be submitted to during the next two years nolens volcna, (in spite of your teeth !) Its provisions are stringent, not to say ty rannical, and if Ohio bank paper do not be come more plentiful than it is or lias been lately, either specie must fill up the vacuum caused by the expulsion of most of the pres ent currency, or else money must become extremely scarce and business suffer in con sequence, The law is too ingeniously sha ped, and offers too high a premium for dis honor and treachery, and is too spiteful and savage in its warfare upon " asoociated wealth" as wrell as associated enterprise, to be evaded or disregarded. It creates a most detestable espionage into every man's busi ness, and pensions a spy to watch like a cut purse the movements of every man suspect ed of handling funds. It declares worthless, and forbids men to deal in, a species of cur rency which the common sense of every man teaches him is valuable and convenient, (al though involving risk,) and it thus infringes both freedom ai;d truth. It comes with spe cial grace and consistency from a class of politicians who have a proverb that " the world is governed too much !'' The last clause of the 5th section (and there may be others) is no doubt unconstitu tional, for it undertakes to invalidate " notes, securities and obligations," while sec. 28, art. 2, of our new constitution, says that the general assembly shall have no power to pass " laws impairing the obligation of contracts' .But it is not every man, company or bank, that desires the the trouble and expense of carrying a suit to the supreme court frequent ly, to get clear of the exactions and oppres sions heaped by our law-makers upon certain kinds of business men. Men thus systemat ically harassed and hunted down, will leave the state with their capital the first conven ient opportunity they have. A judicious re strictive law on this subject would have been valuable, but this is worse than none 2TA large meeting of the merchants and business men of Cincinnati wras held on the 16th inst., to consider the instructions of the auditor of state in regard to listing property for taxation. Inasmuch as the supreme court only intimated that debts could not be de ducted from -moneys and credits by individ uals any more than by banks in listing prop erty for taxation, and the legislature refused to repeal or alter the law, the meeting held that the auditor has no right to issue instruc tions contrary to the law as it Ftandson the statute book. They resolved to make out no lists for the assessors. N. B. Kelly has been appointed Archi tect of the new State House in Columbus in place of Mr, West, resigned. A number of members of congress are ab sent from Washington, and this fact was ta ken advantage of by the friends of the Ne braska bill to thrust aside 17 bills to get it up, and thus, if possible, pass it at once. The excitement in the lower house of con gress is intense ; one or two sessions having lasted from 25 to 35 hours ! All fair means will doubtless be used to prevent the passage of this infamous bill, so unnecessarily sprung upon the country; and some papers goto the extent to urge the opponents of the bill to defeat it at all hazards and by whatever sacrifice of themselves may be necessary, and go before the people for a justification of such course. We are by no means sure that this is good advice. The people of the free states are not sufficiently united to place their ver dict upon such a course beyond doubt. In some quarters it is believed that free states are as likely to be formed south of 3GJ as slave states north of it, if the Missouri com promise be abolished, and however absurd that opinion may be in view of the facts, we should prefer not to divide the forces of the north by any acls of doubtful expediency in the struggle between freedom and slavery which is sure to come sooner or later, and which will be precipitated upon us at once by the passage of the Nebraska bill. CCT" A sufficient amount of stock having been subscribed to the Perrysburg and De troit railroad to authorize the organization of the company, a meeting of the stockholders has been called, as will be seen by adver tisement in this paper, to be held on the 27th proximo to elect directors of the company. The prospects are fair that this road will be built. The new liquor law has already com menced its good effects in this place, and we think it is going to be a real benefit to com munity. We prefer it for many reasons to the Maine law. It will be far easier execu ted, is less oppressive, and will have all the public benefits of that law. The incentive to tippling, in most cases, is the company to be found in bar-rooms. Drinking there will be generally put a stop to by this law. Drunken men love to swagger. This will also be suppressed. Lunatics, running at large, made crazy by liquor, will be abated. This is a good step forward, and is perhaps far enough for the present. Private rights are comparatively untouched by the law. iZ2T-A large number of the business men of Toledo have signed a pledge to give their per sonal influence and aid to carry out the pro visions of the new temperance law. JF E. Graham having replenished his store with a splendid 6tock of spring and summer goods, is now offering great bar gains' in his line of trade. Give him a call you will find him a liberal, pleasant deal er. See his advertisement in another col umn. Several of our merchants are receiv ing their supplies of spring and summer goods, and the particulars will doubtless be properly set forth by advertisements in our paper in due time. The present Is a favora ble time for those wanting to buy new goods of the latest styles and patterns to visit our merchants, who are generally quite pleasant about these days. Thos. II. Benton is again to represent Mis souri in the U. S. senate, according to the St. Louis Democrat. The electon of 80 Ben ton democrats to the legislature, in the recent election, secures this result over all opposi tion united. Hurrah for Old Bullion ! Edwin Forrest sued N. P.Willis for libel, claiming 20,000 damages! The jury came into court equally divided on a verdict for $10,000 and one for 6 cent's! Mr. J. C. Wales, superintendent of the W. R. & M. Road, has lately been admitted to tho bar to practice law, A War for Cuba. The moment the Nebraska iniquity is consummated, if it should be consummated, the Administration will seek to distract public attention from that abhorred deed by getting up a row with Spain. Whether this will be pushed to the point of actual war is not yet certain ; but the President and his advisers hope and ex pect it will. They have resolved to impose on the feeble anil dccrepitSpanish government conditions which cannot be accepted with out .disgrace, and insist on every iota of them to tho last. Should Spain refuse them, war is to be made, and Cuba seized if possi ble and the projectors entertain no doubt of our ability to overrun ana subjugate that isbnd in six weeks from the declaration at all events, before any reinforcements from Spain can reach it. This achievement, by adding about a fifth to the slaveholding ter ritory and population of the Union, is ex pected to unite Ihe South under the flag of Pierce & Co., and drown the Nebraska ex citement at the. North in the cry of " Our Country, right or wrong? Hurrah for Cubu and manifest destiny !" Such, we are well assured, is the programme agreed on nt the White House; and it is an even chance that we f-hall be at war with Spain on the 1st of July. N. Y. Tribune. Gen. Isaac E. Crarv, a native of New London, Conn., died at Marshall, Michigan, on the morning of the 8th inst., in the fiftieth r i ..... r ... r , l . i H'ur ui ins ut,i,. vrrn. i. uiis cuiuieu iu Congress from Michigan in 1635, and served) three successive terms. In 1839, Gen. C. was a Van Buren democrat, and made a speech in Congress on the subject of the pub- lie lands, during which h? assailed the mili-jof tary skill of Gen. Harrison, then a candidate the Presidency. N. Y. Tribune. He was answered by Tom Corwin ! The Springfield Cattle Show. The! National Agricultural Society have takeir charge of this exhibition, and have fixed upon the 25th, 26th and 27th of September' next as the days upon which it shall bo held, The premiums amount in the aggregate to! $0,000, and there is no restriction as to competition. Twenty acres of ground have been enclosed, and three hundred stalls will be prepared for the exhibition. As Spring field is easily reached from all points by railroad, the exhibition will doubtless be well attended, and the show an interesting and attractive one. The cattle raisers of Clark county deserve great credit for the spirit with which they have entered into this enterprise, and we trust that their highest hopes from it will be fully realized. Xenia Torch Light. Following it up. The Ohio Statesman is presumed to be as nearly an organ of the administration, as it has in this part of Ohio. We quoted Saturday its opinion that the time "had come" for acting boldly in regard to Cuba. Taking the ground it "does in backing the administration in regard to Nebraska and Cuba, tha following paragraph from its leader of Saturday, is very appro priate : O. S. Jour. The Pulpit and Politics. It is safe to maintain, that, as a general rule, all priests, parsons, .preachers ministers ot whatever re- l.gion, teachers of whatever doctrine, good, bad, or indifferent, have always endeavored and will always endeavor to encroach upon the liberties of the people. . ,,r 7 , . . iia itaiiAHx "akdfn. ve learn inci-; dentally that Mr. Van Hook, formerly War den of the Penitentiary, has bepn informally approached to ascertain whether it would comport with his wishes to resume the re sponsibility of that post. Van was some what coy, and gave no direct reply ; but an swered in sucli wise as to convey the impres sion that he could not resist strfjng impor tunity. O. S. Jour. One Phase oe War. When the French troops embarked at Toulon for Constantino ple, an old man who witnessed their depart ure exclaimed, in a mournful voice : " There goes my only child, to fight for a cause he does not understand, and against men with whom he never had a difference." To how many wars which history records, will the remark of this, aged iqan. apply ? The Caloric Ship at the Navy Yard. Yesterday afternoon the Ericsson was lowed to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and to-day she was taken into the Naval Dry Dock for re pairs. It is impossible yet to ascertain the extent of her damage by sinking in the North river. She was admitted into tho dock, we understand, only on the ground that there was no sectional dock on the East river vacant at the present limn. We learn from Europe that a new musi cal wonder has sprung up, at Stockholm, Sweden. It is said that her voice i.s morn powerful than that of Jenny Lind. She has taken the people ol her native city by storm. and set them iranticirom excitement. It is said that she so enraptures hor hearers bv singing that the musicians of hsr orchestra frequently forget thcmseltes and stop. H.-r name i3 Mitchelet. Fkeioht Movements or the Michigan Southern Railroad. After exaspt-rut nig the whole, interior by unnecessary delay of merchandize at this point, the M. S. R R. has by extraordinary exertions forwarded most of the goods accumulated hre. We understand, the warehouses and docks on both sides of the river will soon b; cleared. They should never have ben blocked up. The pecuniary loss and incidental costs to the Road and the business of loledo, of th recent faux pas in the management, will c r'lv.i.i m i very great. loieuo jtaiie. j Speeches. We have sent to members of j Congress, during the week ending to-day, one hundred and fifty-four thousand copies speeches, nearly ail of which w-re on the j" Nebraska bill,"' in the House of Represen tor datives, which has not been under consider ation m it. We tremble in anticipation of iKf, ,l.-ilw.; iliI.-.K !t I. I ... i me m mi ic vtiuiii ii is li!Hi.vu lo DrlTlf UJ) Globe, Gth. 1,ilimateI'' next AlunJay. f Wusii i j A suit of 850,003, which has been pend ing in New York for fifty years, and in which Alexander Hamilton was at one. time em ployed, lias just terminated. The Massachusetts legislature has passed a bill annexing the city of Clmlestown to Boston. Lawyers in T 1 jj'iw ik'.-nissiiT Kivi-s a list oi iu lawyers in Wisconsin. The county of Milwaukee alone has 130 of the number. Wisconsin. Livingston's ves a list of 71'J lawvers in From Havana. Advices from Havana, to the 8th, by the steamer Isabel, state that the Spanish Government approves of the conduct of Pezuelu in relation to the Black Warrior affair. The Captain General had published new regulations, making it lawful to search for negroes on estates, and denying that there U a contract between England and Spain by which the latter is bound to emancipate this slaves, The Jesuits are again in full sway on the Island, and marrying whites to blacks. Artisans are forbidden to carry knives or sharp instruments of trade about their ei sons. )AIfISI Mormons. Four hundred Danes I arrived at St. Louis, a few days since, on their wav to Salt Lake country. They were j accompanied by a Mormon elder, Independence Day in New York. The Common Council of the city of New York have appropriated 8,000 for the purpose of defraying the expenses attendant upon the celebration of the 4th of July. regular Marriage of Kate Hayes. Th Ualilornia correspondent of th Boston Journal reports the marriage of Kate Haves ; to Cant. Wm. E. Bushnell. a zonular i i . . -. , Capt. steamboat captain. DIED In Oregon, Lucas county, on the 12th inst., Mrs. J. A. Brown, wife of Sylvester Brown, aged 33 years. The deceased was for many years a valued member of the Baptist Church at Pe.rysburg. On Sabbath day a large circle of friends fol lowed her remains to their long home. " Precious in the sight of the Lord Is the death of his saints." 1 xvi. 15. Com.