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THE PERItYSBUItG JOURNAL.
PERRYSBURG JOURNAL. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1854. The proceedings of the Republican Mass Meeting, held at Mrs. Munn's on "Wednesday last, will be found in this paper. Wc hear that the attendance was quite re spectable as to numbers, that the business and nominations were perfected with entire unanimity, and that the best of feeling pre vailed among those in attendance. It is believed by some that the ticket put in nomination by the meeting can be elected entire. We think it possible, but believe it will require some little effort on the part of the. democratic portion of the Anti-Nebraska men with their friends to accomplish this result. The ticket is a first rate one, and; commends itself to the good favor of the people of Wood county who spurn alike party shackles and the propagation of slave ry. In another place will be found the article of Mr. Forterfield, which we copy from the Hancock Courier. His charges! against the Steedman influence are bitter and sweeping, but doubtless in the main just. The editor of the Hancock Courier reviews Mr. Porterfield's letter, and, although he abides the decision of the convention and supports its nominee, he does not controvert the truth of Mr. Porterfield's statements, Tnit argues that Mr. Commager should not bo held accountable for the sins and short comings of the Steedman clique. This po sition is correct had Mr. Commager obtained the nomination by a fair expression of the democratic voters of the district; but, un supported by the " canal influence,'' he could uot have been nominated, and hence he is the representative of that clique instead of .he democracy of the district; and it is therefore legitimate and right to treat him as their tool and defeat him if possible that the blow may fall upon them. This, in fact, is the only way to reach them. The ques tion resolves itself into this : will the peo ple of the 5th congressional district longer submit to the rule and mastery of James B. .Steedman or not. Postpone!) The Wood County Fair till Oct. 11th and 12th. See notice elsewhere. Also the Lucas Co. Fair till Oct. 6th&7th. The Ohio State Fair will be held at New rk October 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th. The national Cattle Fair will be held at Springfield, Ohio, Oct. 25th, 26th and 27th. The national Horse Fair is to be held at Salem, Columbiana county, Ohio, Oct. 12th, 13th and 14th. 23?There will be preaching at the Uni rersalist church in Perrysburg to-morrow at the usual hour. An arrival at New York from Honduras, with advices to Aug. 12th, brings intelli gence that the business part of the town of Belize, comprising 100 buildings, has been destroyed by fire, involving a loss of half a million of dollars. Well in the Rivf.k. The railroad com pany have been boring for water in the river bed at their new depot grounds, and have struck a beautiful vein of clear soft water, at the depth of about 60 feet. It boils up beautifully, and it is thought there will be more than enough to supply all the wants ii the , dpot. Toledo Blade. Dayton and Michigan Railroad. The directors of the Dayton and Michigan, rail road met here yesterday, and determined to move the office of the company from Troy to Dayton. It was also resolved to build a warehouse to accommodate business of the load at this point. Daytoa Gar. Republican Convention. PLAIN Tp., Sept. 12, 1854. Convention organized by the appointment of Hon. Eber Wilson, chairman, and Samuel Johnson, Esq., secretary. On motion of James Murray, Esq., a com mittee on Resolutions was appointed. The committee as appointed consisted of James Murray, Asher Cook, John A. Kelly, W. R. Peck and Thomas Gorrill. On motion of John A. Kelly, Esq., a com mittee was appointed to Teport rules and regulations tor the government ot tins con vention. J. S. Norton, John A. Kelly and Robert Stewart, were appointed that com mittee. On motion of Asher Cook, Esq., a com mittee was appointed to present candidates for the nomination of the convention ; the committee as appointed consisted of Asher Cook, Marshall Key, Jr. and Henry Shively. The convention then took a recess until half past 1 o'clock P. M. 15 o'clock P. M. Convention re-assembled James Murray, from the committee on resolutions, reported the following, which were unanimously adopted : Resolved, That this convention approve and adopt the platform adopted by the. State Republican Convention, of July 13, 1854. Resolved, That inasmuch as all political power emanates directly from the people, therefore we hold our public servants re sponsible to us for all their acts as such. Resolved, That whenever the public ser vants violate the wishes of their constitu ents, as well as those principles of govern ment which we believe to be right, we hold ourselves irrespective of party, authorized and required by the position we occupy to dissent from their acts, as well as to call them to account for such violation of our wishes. Resolved, That when we abandon the position assumed by the last resolution, we cease to be free and independent citizens of a republic, and render ourselves the blind slaves of party dictation. Resolved, That we are in favor of a just and economical administration of the finan cial affairs of the county, and to this end, we request the auditor of the county to let to the lowest responsible bidder, the public printing, after giving due notice, so that all desiring to do so may have an opportunity to present their bids. J. S. Norton, Esq., from the committee on rules, made a report, allowing to each township the same number of votes in the convention that they were entitled to of jurymen ; declaring the person receiving the highest number of votes for any office the nominee of the convention, and prescribing the order of voting to be, first, for Clerk ; second, Probate Judge; third, Commission er ; fourth, Coroner ; and fifth, Sheriff. On motion of Marshall Key, Esq., the re port was so amended as to require a majori ty of all the votes cast, for a nomination, and the report as amended was adopted. Asher Cook, Esq., from the committee on the presentation of the names of candidates for nomination to the different offices, made a report referring the whole matter back to the convention, and the report was adopted. On motion, the convention proceeded to ballot for candidates for nomination to the different offices, and the following persons having received a majority of all the votes cast, were declared duly nominated ; Clerk of the Court, JOHN WEBB. Probate Judge, JOHN A. KELLY. Commissioner, H. L. WOOD. Coroner, L. S. SERGEANT. Sheriff, WILLIAM L. COOK. On motion, tin following psrsons were appointed a3 delegates to thj Congressional Convention, to. be held on the 15th ir.st., at Defiance : Asher Cook, F. R. Miller, M. Key, Jr., L. C. Lock, S. Hatch, E. Graham, J. S. Norton, H. Shively, H. A. Payne, Eber Wil son, Emilius Wood, H. L. Wood. It was unanimously resolved that our del egatio.n to said Convention, be rcquested to present the name of Asher Cook, Esq., as a pioper person to be the nominee of said Convention for Congress. Th following persons were appointed a Central Committee : James Murray, E. Gra ham, Eber Wilson, Geo. W. Baird, J. Ser geant, John A. Kelly and Emilius Wood. EBER WILSON, Chm'n. SAMUEL JOHNSON, Sec'ry. Vermont Election. The election in Vermont is anollvr "Nebraska Settler." It, foots up as follows: Whig Stale ticket chosen by over five thousand majority; an entire whig delegation in the U. S. House of Representatives ; an entire anti-Nebraska state senate, and an overwhelming majority of the same sort in the lower House, which ensures the election of a whig United States senator, who will probably be Mr. Colla mer, who was Postmaster-General under General Taylor. It would be a pleasant event to see Old Zack's Postmaster-General coming into the Senate from Vermont, and his second-assistant, Fit Henry Warren, coming in from Iowa. Who -will say that the Anti-Nebraska sentiment is not national, when the extreme east and the extreme west speak one voice in regard to it. Indiana Frer Banks. It is stated that many of the Indiana free banks are returning their circulation. Within the last few days, 100,000 has been returned, and the bonds taken up. Every day this is going on. The total circulation of tli-.i free banks, last week, was 87,641,977. Pork and Corn in Indiana. A corres pondent of the Cincinnati Gazette, writing from Peru, Ind., S;pt. 9ih, says : The corn crop through this region is bet ter than the average, for some years previous, both in the quantity per acre and the num ber of acres cultivated. There are a great many purchasers bargaining for it now, bo fore it is harvested. They are generally from the south part of the State and from Ken tucky. Some are buying for speculation, and some for fatting pork. They purchase the hogs in the. southern counties for from 81 to 81.50 per 100 lbs., and get the corn here from 810 to 822 per acre, according to the yield per acre, which is estimated at from 50 to 80 bushels. They drive the hog here to feed them. The persons engaged in this operation are generally not connected with the regular pork-packing business. This latter class are said to be very silent re specting the pork busiivss, and nrenot mak ing any contracts, influenced by two rea sons first, great amount of old pork now in market; secon Uy, the uncertainty of obtaining money. The monument to Silas Wright stands in the town of Weybridg-, in the State of Ver mont, the scene of his childhood. It is sit uated in the centre of a little hamlet, at the forks of the highway, and consists of a plain square shaft of Vermont marble, thirty feet in height, standing on u granite base. At a proper height is a likeness of Mr. Wright, in lias relief, cut out of pure white marble. Under this are the words ' Silas Wright," cut in heavy block letters. The shaft is elevated upon a mound sixty or eighty feet in diameter, which is enclosed by a plain, substantial iron railing. Spain and the United States. Accord ing to a London letter in the N. Y. Times. General Espartero, the head of the new Spanish government, has had several inter views with Mr. Soule, and has informed him that the Spanish tabinet will do its best to bettle all matters of difference . having a pecuniary character ; and as to questions of national honor and dignity, the United States cannot expect any greater satisfaction than in the fact that the impeached govern ment, at whose hands Spanish subjects have, also suffered injustice, has been driven out by a popular rising. As to Cuba, in particu lar, there, is no Africanization in view, but 7io purchase is likely the government being confident that, with an honest and liberal pojicy towards the colonists, they will be come more useful and better satisfied depen dencies of the mother country than they have ber-n hitherto. j j The Beginning of Moumonism. Twe.n-ty-cight years ago, Joe Smith, the founder of this sect', aud Harris, his convert, applied to the senior editor of the Journal, then re siding at Rochester, to print his " Book ot Mormon," then just transcribed from the " Golden Bible," which Joe had found in th cleft of a rock, to which he had been guided by a vision. We attempted to read the first chapter, but it seemed such unintelligible jargon that it was thrown aside. Joe was a tavern idler in the village of Palmyra. Harris, wh' offered to pay for the printing, was a sub stantial fanner. Disgusted with what we considered a weak invention of an impos tor, and not caring to strip Harris of hi hard earning'?, the. proposition wa.' declined. The. manuscript was then taken to another printing oflice, across the street, from whenee, in due. time, the original " Moruiou fiibh ' made its advent. "Tall oaki from little acorns jjrow." But who would have anticipated from such a bold, shallow, senseless imposition, such world-wide consequences ? To reui- m ber, an I contrast Jo-: Smith with his loiter look, pretending to read from a minculou slate-stone placed in his hat, with the Moi nionism of th; present day, awake thought alike painful and mortifying. There in no limit, even in the most enlightened of all the ages of knowledge, to t hi influence of imposture and credulity. If knaves, or even fools, invent creeds, nothing is too monstrous for b dief. Nor does the fact a fact not V be disguised that all the Mormon leaders we rascals as well as impostors, either op--r the eyes of their dupes or arrest the progret of the delusion. (Albany Jour. Two men lately drove up to the door of a merchant in the vicinity of Cairo, Illinois, and requested the privilege of depositing a box they had with them in th;j house for the night, which was refused, but they wer: al lowed to place it in the. store. The next morning th men called for the box, but the storekeeper had missed a piece of cloth from his counier, and on further examination he found that he had been robbed of five hun dred dollars, aud consequently he refused to let them have the box. The storekeeper ob tained assistance, secured the two men an i opened the box, when lo ! out jumped a man, and in the box were found the money, good, etc., which had been stolen. Emigration to the United States thisyrnr. it is tho.igiit, will reach four hundred thou sand. By the con? us of 1850, the popula tion of tlv United States was over twt-nly-three millions, of which eighteen millions were native whites, over two millions were foreign born, thirty-nine thousand were, of unknown nativities, and three millions two hundred thousand were slaves. From 1840 to 1850, 1,509,850 foreigm rs came to our shores. From 1B20 to 1830, the. average number was only 20.000 a vear. From 1S30 to 1SU), about 70,000 a year. The Irish famine and the continental rolutions in 1S47 increased the emigration to 210,000 in 1817, and to 300,000 in 1850. The total number of emigrants to the United S.aten since 1790, and living in 1850, together with descendants, amounted (when the census was taken) to4,30-l,416. The great number of deaths among foreigners in the United States is appalling, and average, it is thought, at least fifty er cent. Shamefl'l Dishonesty. As a proof of th extensive adulteration of liquor in this coun try, the New York Sun says that more port wine is drank in the United States in one year than passes through the custom-houso in ten ; that more champagne is consumed !in America alone than the whole cham- pagne district produces ; that cognac brandy costs four times as much in France, where jit is made, as it is retailed for in our grog shops ; and that tiie tailure ot the whole grape crop in Madeira produced no apparent diminution in quantity or increase in tho price of wine. It is stated that the election of the Hon, J. C. Dobbin, us United States Senator from North Carolina, has been definitely arranged, end that Mr. Mallory, of Florida will sue' cced him as head of tho Navy department.