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Editorial Page.
The Journal Resumed.
To-day, May 19th, 1855, the regular week
ly issue of the Perrysburg Journal is resumed.
The dimensions of the paper are somewhat
curtailed of their former fair proportions,
end do not ogree with the proposals of the
prospectus. The reason foi this is brief.
Instead of the 600 advance paying subscri
ber, which was the condition upon which
Oie sue and continuance of the paper was
made to depend, the increase of our list does
not exceed 100, not on fourth of whom
hare paid in advance. The g'-neral and un
expected apathy in regard to the continu
ance of our paper here, has led us to re-commence
its issue in the present diminutive
size and shape, intending to improve its
character and dimensions just as fast as its
patronage will justify, and no faster. Any
subscriber who does not wish to receive and
pay for it for the year to come as it uppears
to-day, will please to return it to the office,
with his name on it, nnd it will be stopped
at once. The paper will generally contain
at least five pages of reading matter each
week, making 260 pages per year, besides ad
vertising. If this is not worth 81 a year,
to each subscriber, why he should by all
means stop taking it without delay. It
would be wrong and wicked to allow your
selves to be cheated by the printer, in such
large matter. Country printers are pro
verbial for gouging the public and getting
rich. The way to stop it is, to not touch
their filthy little sheets, but save all your
dimes for tobacco, cigars and bttr. A dol
lar spent for these, or four or five dollars
6 pent at a dance, will do you some good;
but a dollar yes, a whole dollar spent for
a little country newspaper, when you can
get a large city paper for the same, is a
species of swindling not to be endured.
Send the paper back and let the poor devil
of a printer hunt some other locality for his
uncalled for labors.
Fire. About daylight on Tuesday morn
ing last, the house of Mr. Win. Furey was
discovered to be on fire. The flames had so
thorough possession of the west part of the
building when discovered, that, without the
tid of an engine or more help than could be
immediately had, any attempt to quell them
was deemed futile, and all efforts were di
rected to saving the household goods. These
were mostly gotten out, in a damaged con
dition. There was but little wind, and the
progress of the fire was slow. The building
was frame, a very complete and excellent
house ; the loss was between two and three
thousand dollars, two thousand of which
was covered by insurance in th.3 Portage
This is the only building that has been
burnt in Perrysburg for about five years
past a remarkable exemption, truly, when
we consider that most of the houses are of
wood. An ordinance, requiring every house
holder to have a fire bucket, kept in readi
ness to be carried to a fire, would probably
have saved this house, and might save others
Springfold, Ohio, & 17 East Fourth-et., Cincinnati.
Business, Health, &c.
The business of our town has been quite
fair this epring thus far, though in conse
quence of the prevailing hard times for the
past few months, the business men here have
been rather contracting theit credits, settling
up and strengthening themselves, than ex
panding and enlarging. The stocks of mer
chandise brought here this spring will not be
so large, as common, and the business done
during the present 6eason may not therefore
be of equal extent to that of former years ;
but it will be a more ready-pay and healthy
trade than anything heretofore done.
Since th opening of navigation the. prices
of produce ut this point have steadily in
creased, keeping even with the higlvst prices
paid at other neighboring points. Corn es
pecially has borne a good price, and large
quantities have been bought and shipped
here. Storage for grain ha3 been much
needed here, and all that is necessary to
make this a good and active grain market is
the opening of our railroads, so as to afford
equal means of transportation with neigh
boring towns, at bll seasons of the year.
It seems impossible that these facilities, to
obtain which the people here have striven so
hard, can be withheld from us much longer.
The health of this place and vicinity is
improving. Since the pestilence which
scourged us 6o severely last year, there has,
as usual, followed in its wake more or less
chills, fevers, and other billious complaints;
but these, we believe, are fast subsiding, and
the proverbial good health of our town is
again becoming re-established. The county
at lurge has all the time been extremely free
from sickness, as could at any time be veri
fied by the glow of health and vigor which
so generally mantles the-cheeks of the citi
zen.'. With as good health and favorable a
season as we now have the promise of, much,
very much will be done to retrieve the losses
and alleviate the calamities which befel this
town and county last year.
jK?We are anxious to hear from the papers
hereabout, friendly to-the Nebraska-Kansas
bill, what their present impression is as to
the. doctrine they urged so earnestly a while
ago, that this bill was really an anti-slavery
measure. At the late ccnsvi3 of Kansas
there were over 100 slaves enumerated, and
the recent election outrages, and destruction
of a printing office, with various other sim
ilar law-defying acts by the Missourians, do!
not seem to verify so hapily as need be the j
prophecies of our democratic cotemporaries !
on this subject. An anti-slavery measure,!
quotha! What queer pranks this anti
slavery measure induces the Missouri ruffians
to practice ! How do our wise neighbors
like the prospect of a few free states south
of Missouri now ? A few luminous para
graphs on this subject from them would be
particularly interesting just at this time, a
special favor, indeed.
Dayton and Michigan, Rad. It was
resolved at the late meeting of the directors
of this road, to make an effort to raise
8150,000, which it is said will be sufficient
to pay off the floating debt, and prepare the
whole route, with the exception of the sec
tion between Piqua and Sidney, for the
iron, '
&&"'Tha laic election for members of tha
territorial legislature in Kansas, and the pro
cectlirigs of tho Missourians to force slavery
into that territory, have shown some of the
lawless and extraordinary means resorted to
by the slavery propaganda to carry their
point in the fuce of public opinion. A few
weeks ago the census of Kansas was taken
for election purposes, and there were found
to be 2,905 legal voters. At the election on
the 30th of March there were polled 5,961
votes, thus showing that at least 3,056 ille
gal votes were polled. But there were far
more, for the Missourians appeared in force
at almost all the election precincts, armed
with revolver.-, bowie knives and guns, and
forcibly took possession of the polls, driving
off the legal voters and fleeting in their own
way whomsoever they pleased. And Recd
?r, the governor, has been pliant enough un-
ler threats and the most insulting menaces,
to issue certificates of election to a largo
majority of the candidates thus chosen. In
a few case3, where these outrages were most
dagrant, he has ordered new elections, and
has gone east meanwhile, so as to remain as
blind as possible to a repetition of the shorn
formalities and bravado of tho occasion. He
will soon return and issue the rest of thr
election certificates, when legislation will
commence, and slavery in Kansas will beat
once established by law, although three-
fourths of the actual settlers and legal votera
therein are beyond all doubt opposed to it.
(We should like to hear a short speech from
Mr. Caruther3, of Portageville, on this in-
teresting subject just now, or a few remark
from almost any of the leading anti-slavery
upholders of the Nebraska bill.)
The Parkville Industrial Luminary, a pa
per published at Parkville, Mo., being 6ur
p?cted of entertaining liberal sentiments,
the press was taken and thrown into the
Missouri river, and the editors ordered to
leave the state in three weeks and not settle
in Kansas, all under pain of death. And
they have left. Methodist preachers, too, are
thought to be dangerous characters, and are
warned to keep away from that country un
der a threat of tar and feathers. These are the
men and measures which the Nebraska bill
has introduced to the public.
UtIlitt and Luxi kv. Our readers have doubt
less seen or heard of the Portable Spring Bedstead,
manufactured by Messrs. J. H. & II. It. Dodge, at
Springfield, Ohio. Ve are glad to learn that it U
in active demand ; and also, that its enterprising
manufacturers have put down the price to a low
figure, determined to make it a popular thing. Confi
dently resting its success upon its own merits. Thi
is right; give us comfortable and healthful beds, at
prices not quite so ruinous as are charged for clum
sy spring mattresses. The following is from th
New York Water Cure Journal:
It is especially valuable for the sick, being always
" made up," never requiring removal for ventilation,
and never becoming nnwholsomely heated, allowing
the invalid, if necessary, to remain undisturbed for
weeks. One of its recommendations for invalids,
noticeable particularly in cities, is the marked relief
of the jar occasioned by carriages and heavy teams.
A celebrated divine says of the spring bed in sick
ness: " It relieves weariness, allays the fever, and
hushes many a groan. Nay, its genial, spiral mys
tery combines tho best of cordials, tonics and ano
dynes." These beds can be obtained at the manufactory,
or at their Cincinnati Depot. 17 East Fourth Street.
New Yobk, May 15. The barque Grape
shot returned to this port with the fugitive
Baker, the murderer of Bill Poole, on board.
She arrived off Palmas in 17 days from this
port, and laid on and off till the Isabella
Jewett 'hove, in sight, when they boarded,
and captured the fugitive. '

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