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THE PERRYSBURG JOURNAL.
Hominy. Our hostess informs us that potates, hom iny and white beans are all of the same price, 82.50 a bushel, and rice but a little dearer. If a man can afford to eat fried gold for breakfast, boiled bank notes for dinner, and roasted dollars for supper, he can afford to cat potatoes at such a price, not otherwise. In point of economy as human food, one bushel of beans or hominy is equal to ten bushels of potatoes. Hominy, too, is a dish almost as universally liked as potates, and at the south, about as freely eaten, while at the. north it is seldom seen. In fact, it is an unknown food, except to a few persons in cities. By hominy, we do not mean a sort of coarse meal, but grains of white corn, from which the hull and chit, or eye, has been removed, by moistening and pounding in a wooden mortar, leaving the grains al most whole, and composed of little else but starch. It has often been said, not one cook in ten knows how to boil a potatoe. We may add another cipher when speaking of the very simple process of cooking hominy. We give the formula from our own experi ence, and instructions received where " hog and hominy" were well understood. Wash slightly in cold water, and soak twelve hours in tepid, soft water; then boil slowly from three to six hours in the same water, with plenty more added from time to time, with great care to prevent burning. Do not salt while cooking, as that or hard water will harden the corn. So it will p"as or beans, green or dry, and rice also. When done, add butter and salt ; or a better way is to let each season to suit the taste. It may b eaten wall meat in lieu of vegetables, or with su- gar or syrup. It is good hot or cold, and j 1 he more, frequently it is warmed over, the better. It is Eood always, and very whole some, and like tomatoes, only requires to be eaten once or twice to fix the taste in its favor. Journal of Health. How to Prevent limns from Pulling up Corn. As it will soon be time to plant corn I thought 1 would give you my method to prevent birds from pulling it up, viz: With h bushel of seed mix about one pint of tar, which is done by putting it in a tight vessel and pou ring the tar over it, then put on wa ter warm enough to partially melt the tar; stir up with a stick, drain off the water, and mix in enough lime, plaster, or ashes, or a mixture of all three, to dry the corn and pre vent it from sticking to the hands while planting. It can be done in fifteen minutes unless you wish to souk the corn, if you do, let it soak in the tar water. The object of the birds does not seem to be to destroy the crop, but the very natural one of obtaining food; consequently, after trying a hill or two and finding the tar un palaleable, they let it alone. Even the hms nttex getting a taste, give it up as a bad job, and I have never known or heard of corn treated in this way being injured by worms. Ey this method farmers may save them selves the trouble of putting up scare-crows, which certainly add nothing to the looks of the field. A. C Bkigham, inO. Farmer Gov. Bigler of Penn. has so far recovered from his late severe illness, as to be able to veto two bank bills in one day. But the democratic legislature at llarrisburg ought to overtask their invalid governor with such democratic labors. A minister, while preparing his next Sun--day sermon, stopped occasionally to review what he had written, and, as a matter of course, to erase some portions, which on consideration, seemed to require improve ment. While doing so, he was accosted by his little son, a child about three years old. ' Father, dees God tell you what to preach 7" " Certainly, my child." " Then what makes you scratch it out ?" We give the model speech of the season. It was m ule by the new city clerk of Bangor, Maim1, on the event of his election: " Gentl nu n : You have given me all your votes, and I give you all my thanks. I ac cept the office and wisli you to accept the thanks." If there is no place to put in cheers, there is no room for yawns, that is certain. Short patent speech, that. Humphrey Marshall has published a letter in the Louisville Journal, in which he denies having taken sides in China with the impe rialists against the revolutionists, but says his position was one of rigid and faithful neutrality, which he maintained by all his acts, both political and personal. The ladies of Maysville, Ky., recently pre sented a pair of pantaloons to Miss Lucy Stone, in due form. Miss Lucy accepted the pants, but says she would have done so with a much better grace if they had contained a man in them. Probably. [By request. A Stranger's Tribute to a brother Miner. A friend has departed our circle is broken, He is gone, and forever no parting word spoken : Like tlie aspen leaf driven by autumn's wild breath, lie died where the wild raging Sacramento is rolled From mountain peaks rich in their treasures of gold, here the sands of the valley are shrouding his breast, He hath sunk to his rest to awake nevermore As the rainbow that fades from the concave on high, As the meteor quenched in its course through mid sky, A s the star that is Inst in the black clouds of night, Death shrouded in darkness his dreams of delight. M'e mourn for the lost one, but memory's tear Ve can but shed on his funeral bier. A true friend has left us, no longer to share Our pleasures and gladness, our sorrows and care. The heart of the lost one, that made our souls thrill, Sleeps cold in the valley, forever is still ; Closed is the eye that revealed a true soul ; l)eath aims a form molded for manly control, " eeP- weeP for the miner, whose day-star hath set, And that brow that was stamped with the seal of a Rests low in the valley our footsteps have trod. In the absence of kindred more near and more dear, We shed for the lost one a stranger's sad tear, For a free, noble heart and a generous hand Are lost to our circle a rough miner's band. For the young stranger brother we cannot forget : And a beloved sister has left us to meet him on high, On the wings of the angels who dwell in the sky. Fond memory mourns over them, the true hearted. And twines a sad wreath for the strangers departed. Perchance, even now, for a brother's welfare, A band of loved sisters are breathing a praver, Ami a mother's petitions ascend to the throne For the safety of him who forever is gone. That mother dreamed not as she pressed her last kiss On the brow of her son, of a sad fate like this, And sisters dreamed not that the pride of their band Should rest in the vales of the far off gold land. A generous friend, none knew but to love, Hath gone from our band to the angels above, Like the proud ship that founders in ocean's deep tide, In bis manhood and strength he was torn from our side; Iiut the darkest hour yields to a pleasanter day, And warm sunlight chases the' storm-clouds awav Though the gloom of despair now darkens hope's sky, r nitfi points our souls to the day-star on high Grieve not for our brother and sister though lost to us here, They have passed to a holier, happier sphere. The dreams of the lost ones shall waken in bliss, They have entered a golden land blighter than this. Soxoka, California. LAWS OF OHIO—Published Officially.  AN ACT To punish certain offences therein named. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General As sembly of the State of Ohio, That if any per son shall wilfully and maliciously, in the day time, break and enter any dwelling house, kitchen, shop, store, ware-house, malt-house, still-house, mill, factory, pottery .water-craft, school house, church or meeting house, smoke house, barn, stable, railroad depot, car facto ry, station house, or railroad car, with in tent to steal, every person so offending shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall be fined in any sum not exceeding three hundred dollars, and be imprisoned in the cell of the county iail. arid be fed on bread and water only, not ex-1 ceeding sixty days, at the discretion of the I court. j Sec. 2. That an act entitled " an act to punish a certain offense," passed March 22, is F. C. LEBLOND. Speaker the House of Representatives. JAMES MYERS, President of the Senate. March 25, 1854.  AN ACT Supplementary to an act to regulate the election, contest of election, and the resig nation of Justices of the Peace' passed March 11, 1803. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General As sembly ol the State of Ohio, That in all ca ses where the corporate limits of any city, or incorporated village, are now or hereafter may become co-extensive with the limits of any township in which such city or incor porated village is or shall be situated, and in all cases in which the township has been or may become merged in any city or incorpo rated village, the corporate existence of such township shall, nevertheless, continue, for the purpose of electing therein justices of the peace for such township. Sec. 2. In all such caseSi justices of the peace, to the number now allowed, or which may be hereafter allowed to such township, may be elected by the qualified voters there of, at the times and in the manner now or hereafter to be prescribed for the election of justices ot the peace in other townships, ex cept that in townships wherein the office of township trustees has been abolished, all the rights, powers and duties, in connection with such election, devolving upon township trustees in other townships, shall be devolv ed upon and be performed by the city coun cil of such city, and the trustees of such in corporated village aforesaid. F. C. Speaker the House of Representatives. JAMES MYERS, President of the Senate. April 1, 1854. AN ACT To amend section five, of an act entitled " an act to amend an act, relating to the organization of courts of justice and their powers and duties," passed March four teenth, one thousand eight hundred and ntty-tnree. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General As- embly ol the State ol Ohio, That section five, of an act entitled " an act to amend an act relating to the organization of courts of jus tice, and their powers and duties," passed March fourteenth, one thousand eight hun dred and fifty-three, be so amended as to read: (Section 5.) The court of common pleas shall have original jurisdiction in all civil cases, where the sum, or matter in dis pute, exceeds the jurisdiction of justices of the peace ; and appellate jurisdiction from the decision of county commissioners, justi ces of the peace, and other inferior courts in the proper county, in all civil cases, subject to the regulation provided by law. It shall have original jurisdiction of all crimes and offences, except in cases of minor offences, the exclusive jurisdiction of which is invest ed in justices of the peace, or that may b? vested in courts inferior to the common pleas; Provided, however, that in all criminal cases where a person shall be indicted and tried in the court of common pleas, for an offence properly cognizable therein, and he shall be found guilty of any such minor offence em braced within the terms of the indictment, the jury shall so return in their verdict, and the court shall thereupon proceed to pass the sentence prescribed by law, in such case. Sec. 2. Section fifth of an act entitled "an act to amend an act relating to the organiza tion of courts of justice, and their powers and duties," passed March fourteenth, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, be, and the same is hereby repealed. F. C. LEBLOND. Speaker the House of Representatives. JAMES MYERS, President of the Senate. President of the Senate. April 29, 1854.  AN ACT m To amend the act entitled "an act prescrib ing the duties of Supervisors, and relating to Roads and Highways." I Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General As- sembly of the State of Ohio, That the twen ty-seventh section of the act entitled " an act prescribing the duties of supervisors, and relating to roads and highways," passed Feb ruary 13, 1853, be so amended as to read as follows: Section 27. The county commis sioners of any county in this state shall not levy, in any one year, a greater amount of road tax than is herein specified, viz: When the aggregate amount of taxable property entered upon the list shall be fifty millions of dollars, the tax shall not be less than one twenty-fifth of one mill, nor more than one mill ; and when the aggregate amount of tax able property entered upon, the list shall be three millions of dollars, the tax shall not be less than one-tenth of one mill, nor more than one mill on the dollar; and when it is less than three millions of dollars, the road tax shall not be less than two-tenths of a mill, nor more than one and a half mills on the dollar ; Provided, that nothing in thi3 section shall be so construed as to prohibit the county commissioners in any county in this state, when the aggregate amount of taxable property entered upon the list shall be less than eight millions, from levying an additional tax for road purposes, not exceed ing eight mills on the dollar, whenever they may deem it necessary; which shall be col lected in the same manner, and at the same time that state and county taxes are collect ed and paid into the county treasuries of each county, which tax shall be applied to the opening and repairing roads, and the repay ing and constructing bridges in the respect ive county or counties, where such tax may be levied as aforesaid. Sec. 2. That the twenty-seventh section of the act to which this is an amendment, F. C. LEBLOND, the House of JAMES MYERS, President of the Senate. April 29, 1854.  AN ACT To amend the act entitled an act prescribing ,1-1.. -. n1,. me duties ot supervisors, and relating to Roads and Highways, passed February 13, 1853. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General As sembly of the State of Ohio, That section thirty-three of said act be so amended as to read as follows : That any person charged with a road tax on the grand levy, as provi ded for in the twenty-sixth and tvventy-sev- entn sections ol said act, may, either person ally, or by an agent, discharge the same by labor, to be performed on the road, within the proper district within that township where such tax may be charged, by an able bodied man, at the rate of one dollar per day for each day's work, and a ratable proportion per day for any team, wagon, cart, plow, or scraper, that the supervisor may deem proper to employ; which labor shall be performed under the direction of the supervisor, to give to any person for whose benefit such labor was performed, a certificate of the amount of such labor; which certificate shall speci fy the amount of tax so paid in labor, and the district and township wherein such labor was performed ; also, that said work was done between the first day of April and the first day of October; which certificate shall in no case be available for any greater sum than shall be charged against such person in the district where such labor was performed. And the county treasurer shall receive all such certificates as money, in the discharge oi sum road tax. Sec. 2. That it shall be the duty of the county treasurer to collect all taxes for road purposes, the same as other taxes, except as herein provided in section one of this act: and the taxes so collected, shall be paid over to the proper township treasurer, which shall be expended on the public roads within the district from which the same has been eol lected. Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Sec. 4. That section thirty-three of the act prescribing the duties of supervisors, and relating to roads and highways, passed Feb ruary 13th, A. D. 1853. is hereby repealed. W. B. VAN HOOK, Pro tem. Speaker of the House Representatives. JAMES MYERS, President of the Senate. April 7, 1854.