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"VOL. V. PERRYSBimQ, O., TIIUESDAY, SEPTEMBER IO, 1857. NO. s: VIII. PROPOSED CONSTITUTION AMENDMENTS. MENTS. AMENDMENT NO. I. ttetolved by tho Uetierttl Aum-mlily of the Stiitc of ., Ohio, ihree-nitus 01 mo nit'iinicru decum 10 uucii , House coocurriuK therein, That it le anil hcrcliy is proposed to the elector ot this etute to voto on the tuiuoml Tuesday of October next, upon the upprovnl or rejection of the follou ins mncmhucut an a Hiifmti tUtetr the twenty-liftli hoc f ion of tlic ftncoml article of the constitution anrl fur the At-coml met ion of the . same article, ami for tlio thir-l Bection of tho eleventh artiule, vm : all reRinnr new.niis oi tho tvncnti ah aainhlv Ahull eommuiicp on the Hnt Monilnv of Juim ary, annually. Sitimtor ahal! heelecteil hienlally, and rtJDreaentativeft anniinilv. hy the dee torn of their re- apeetiva counties or districts on the second Tiirmluy ol . Uctoher. Their term of nltiiro shnll commence on the first day of January next alter their election, nn that Of seuatora shall c.mtiime two years, and Unit of rep- feaentutWcs one vcar. ih (h-mi turn elected in Uc o- ber next shall hold their ollicea for two yean, and the representatives elected ut the s:ime time shall hold their olHcctf for one year. Provided, that seventeen of tho senators elected on tho second Tnesdny of (,; to her. 1H57. to he imcortfllnert hv lot. ns the Pfcxident. of the senate may direct, shall hold their olllee for only one year, ana tituir succesHors suuii no eiucceu on uie iecond Tuesday of Octohcr, one thoupitntl eight hun dred and lift v-efrtr lit. and uiemii-tllv thereafter. When aoy county ahall huvo a fraction above the rates for Representative so lartfo that be in ff multiplitd hy ten, the result- hrul be equal to one or morn ratio:, iuih ttooal. representatives shall be apportioned for such ra.os among the several session of the decennial wriod in the following manner : K there be only one ratio then a representative shall by allotted to the teuth session of the decennial period. If there are two ration representative shall be allot ted to the ninth and tenth sessions ; it' three to the eighth, ninth and tenth ; it four to the seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth ; if live to the sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and ;enth j if six to the tilth, sixth, s.-venth, Ighth. ninth and tenth; if seven to the fourth, liith, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth nml tenth ; if eight to the third, fourth, llttii, sixth, seventh, eight, ninth and teuth; if nine to tlie scuoii'l, third, fourth, littli, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth ucsmuus of the de cennial period respectively. In determining the nuiiili-T nf senators in which any senatorial distric t might he entitled in uuv decennial period, by reason of any fraction of a sen.iitnri.tl ratio, the fraction shall he multiplied hy live, and if thu re sult be equal to one senatorial ratio, an uiMiiioiiu) Senator shall be ullotted to Haiti district lor the ninth and tenth sessions. If it be i-qu.tl to two such ratios an additional .Senator for the M-vcuth, eiglith, ninth, and tenth sessions shall be alloti. d to such district. If three then to liiu iHili, sixth, seventh, eighth ninth aud tenth. If four, to tho thirtl.f.iurth.rit'th.sixtheveiith.eighth, ninth, and tviithfessinns respectively. If this ami nd ment be adopted by the elector, the counties now en tilled to more tr.in one member in either or both branches of the Legislature in the b.urth and itt'th ses sions of the preent decennial period ns no provid ed, shall have a like number uf members incael; oranch thereof for each session uf the reiuaiuaur ot the pres N. H. VAN VORHES. Speaker of the House of Representatives. THOMAS H. FORD. President of the Senate. President of the Senate. Dated April 3d, 1857. AMENDMENT NO. II. "ResnUfd by the tjMiicral .i-Munly of the Stale i4 Dhio, ThrrtXifltwnf u m. uii.ci-s eU ted to uaci llouse eeneurriug thiT' in, that, it bw, and Itetvliy is, ijitopsr A w the elect ois of Ibis State to vote on l:ic second Tnesday of Octol-r next, upon the npprnv', or rejection id' thi- follow Bi' ameTidu.ent, as a subsii Cute for thr sTth x sixth sections of the fourth article f the Constnielion, viz : Sec. 5. District (.'oiirl shall held in each county at b ust once in each ye.tr, h one or mere JHstrict jndjri s elected by the electors o! KCjMtrHte districts to be prescribed by law, who shall bold iheirolliee for live years ; and during their con tinuance in oltice shall reside in the district for which tey are elected. The provisions of the fourteenth section of this article shall apply to District Judges. Tho General Assembly may by law authorize the judg es of the District Court, and of the courts of comm m ideas, to Hx the times of holding their respective c.aru. I'lltil iMsirict Jmlges shall have been elected :and nelitied, District C ourts shall be held by the Judges of the Supreme Court and of the Court of. Commttn 1'leas, as now authorized. Sec. 0. The dis trict court shall have such jurisdictions as may be pro vided by law, nnd the judfic thereof shall have and excrcie such power and jurisdiction at chambers, urni enuy he required to sit as ju.lgcs uf the courts of Corn-; uu'u IMeus as shall he directed bylaw. N. H. VAN VORHES. Speaker the House of Representatives. THOMAS H. FORD. President of the Senate. Dated April 2d, 1857. AMENDMENT NO. III. Resolved by the General Asscmby of tbe Slnte of Ohio, three-fifth if the tiuMiilieis elected toeacli branch, concurring theioiii, thai it bo ai d hereby, is proposed to the electors of the State, to vuto on the second Tuesday of October next, to appruvu or reject the following amendment as a bubalilnt for the second and third auctions t f the twelfth article of the constitution. All property, personal and real, shall be subject taxation but a uniform rule, it the true value there of in money, by such deductions from credits may be allowed as lire General As-einbly may deem ex pedient; Provided, that burying grounds, public chool houses, and all public property, and all in stitutions of purelv public charity, and all huiie.es "used exclusively for public worship, Bhall bo ex tempt from taxation; nod if the total value of the Seraonal property of any person hall not exceed fty dollars, the same may bo exempt from taxa tion. All property employed in batikiiiir tdiall always bear a burden of taxation equal to thai itu- of individuals. N. H. VAN VORHES. the House of H. President of the Senate. Dated April 3, 1857. AMENDMENT NO. IV. Resolved ly the Ueueral Assembly of the State of Ohio, Three-fifths of the tnenibers elected to each house concurring therein. That it bo and Ber by is proposed to the electors of the State, ou the second Tues lay of October ut-xt to approve, or reject the following amendment as a substitute for the first and second sections f the thirteenth article of the constitution, via; Corporations of bvery description sbail be created, and corporate S" owers granted only by general laws which shall efine the Dowers, privileges and immunities and prescribe the duties and liabilities nj each class or descriptions of corporations, but tt.o general as sembly may enact sjiecial laws for tL" rtlief of Corporations in peculiar cases, and may a iko spe Ctal provisions in regard to corporations iodises wherefrora their peculiar location ur interests such special provisions aio required, aud m iy froi'i tune to time alter or repeal all tucli law, a$ are authorised by this section. I N. H. VAN VORHES. Speaker the House of Representatives. THOMAS H. FORD. President of the Senate. Dated April 3, 1857. AMENDMENT NO. V. Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, Throe filths of tho members elected to each house concurring therein, that it be, and here, by is proposed to the electors of this St ite to vote, tin the second Tuesday of October next, upon the annrnvul or rejection of the following una mtmciit as an additional sociion to article eleven of the Constitution. Every comity which now is, or may hereafter be entitled to more than one senator, or representative for the residue of the pre em decen nial fieri nd. or for all. or any portion of any sub sequent decennial period shall be divided into as many senatorial and representative districts ns there may be senators or representatives elective, in any one year of the pre, nt.or any subsequent decenu'ial period, wh'ch districts shull be uf con tiguous territory, and ach district shall contaiu as nearly a ratio for senator or representative an is attainable, without violating the rule herein triven a to contiguity of territory, and without dividing ffcs vwnhip, election picciuct,or ward, ll ai ) representative er senatorial di itrict, composed of two or more counties Bhall by reason of any excess of population over a ratio, be entitled to addition al representatives or senators for nny pottton of the present or any subsequent dectnnial period, the district Bhall be divided into two districts, for each portion of such decennial period, which shall bo contiguous territory, and each shall con tain as near a ratio as is attainable without divid ing counties. If by reason of the annexation of one senatorial dist.ict to another, there shall be nny excess of population over a senatorial ratio, winch shall he entill.'d to additional representation for any por tion of any decennial period, each district, as now constituted, shall elect one senator. Counties shall he divided into districts by the county commissioner or such other board of offi cers elective and resident in the proper county as omy ou proviueu uy ibw. At jeasi, lour months prior to the general election in 1859, the counties entitled to more than one member of either house shall be divided into districts for the residue of the present decennial period, and at least four month prior to the general election in the first yenr of encu suosequetii ueceunai period, the counties cniitiea to more man one member lor nil, or any portion of such decennial period, in either or both nouses, shall be divided into districts for the wholof the decenninal period. A description of me District oi eacu couuiy snail oe puhUMic-d as may be directed by the county commissioners or as may be prescribed by law. N. H. VAN VORHES. Speaker the House of Representatives. THOMAS H. FORD. President of the Senate April 3d, 1857. Secretary of State's Okfick. ) Columbus, April 4, 1K7. I hereby certify that the foregoing proposed constitution amendments are correctly c. pied from the original rolls on file to thi- office. JAMES H. BAKER. Secretary of State. FACTS AND FIGURES From the Record. TO THE TAX PAYERS OF OHIO. TIikib is nut a ijlute 111 the Uninii where th" pcopli) r.spuivl more prnmpilv and cheerful)- to tin' s-lf iiniiiHe.l bur l' iis of taxation than in Ohio. We unilimlly levy nn ourselves ond pay for vari ins use. Iy way of Ihx 's. over tiiUt mil lion dollars. The proper disharsem Mit of this enormous sum is a suliject to which tile tax p avers shfinl.l look with j"ilntis scrutiny. It is only by in liutaiiiin the h niest conviction that ttv t'.iii.ls .ir-tairly and prup rly npplie.l, that w can hop- to pr MTv the present h ullliy (one : puohc seo' iiu ut on thu subj-ct. h: iiiau, r in.- party, that violates tile rules of the siriei 'st integrity in the pertorinance of his duly aml-i the laws lor th" manaem-'nt and ilisoo- -uioii of ihi.-s hull, iutlict h deep wound upon th.- Ivst interests of the. body politic, uud is th? worst ei.einy to tlicwuli ''.V !! '...j state. 1'iie tax payers should clos dy siTutiniz' n acts of th..';; ugruts, aud should visit with ih.-ir con leniuatiou every dishonest or unfahti:ul public servant. They should hold to a Ririct accountability lliJ man or the pnrty that be trays their trust. They should nuke the iudvcs lamiliur itli the trun.-jctijns of their oilici-rs ol stale. Impressed with the importance or these views, and with the necessity of a foil nnderstmdins of the subjecie on the part of the people, we propose to discuss the claims of the two great parties now in Ohio, to the confidence and sup port of the tax payers and voters of the S'ate. We propose to eiemoiisirrife from, the official records, that the parly calling iisell Democratic, h is been fala to its trusts, corrupt in its dealings, wasteful and extravagant in its expenditures, and is at this time utterly unworthy the countenance of the freemen of Ohio. We know these are hard sayinns, hut, if we do make every one ot them true, before we leave the subject we are content to stand as public libel. ts. So long, however, as the public records of Ohio exist, so lott" will these charges have an abundance ol facts to sustain th.'tn. We ask the careful and unprejudiced atten tion of o:tr read.-rs, while we proceed to demon strate the truth of th se charges. We apieal lo th' record. We will give pa- and place for all the important statements which we array. DECHEAsF. OK TAXATION UNDER BEPU RLICAN RULE By ref-reiic to the tables published in ihe Mefage of Gov. Chns1 to the Legislature, on the Uth of Janti'iry, 1557, aud which were taken fiom (lie records in the Auditor's ofliie, it will be seen that the aggregate tax. sof the Stale have been largely reduced since the advent of the Ra. publican administration. The following is a statement : Total taxes for 1S05 (the last year of M-dill's term) - - - 3.951.511 Total taxes for 1858 - - - 8,009.513 L ss taxes in 185R S"J41,9'JS 11- re is a tailing off of nearly one million of dollars during the first year of Republican rule. It maj be claimed, in explanation, that this ililli rence aris s from a decrese in the local tax es only. This is not true. The local taxes are decreased, but the taxes for state purposes have decreased in about the same ratio. Total Slate taxes for I85fj . - . '2,731 907 1856 - - . 2,GJi5.I3-J Less State taxes in 18.36 - - . 123, 675 (See Governor s Message, p. 1G.) That Ihe people of Ohio in.iv have before thrill at a glance the g'sdual approach that has tKCn ina:ie to our present amount ot taxation we compile from the Messages of Gov. M-mIiI to the. Legislature,! n lSilami '56, the following tame ; IS 15 - ISM 1817 - 1818 - 1819 - $2 109.171 2.5S0.073 2817,073 3.24 1.953 2,031,678 1S50 - 1831 . 1832 -1S53 -1834 - tM.227.70S 4,957.012 5 671,333 7801,100 9,092,339 The inliUigeul reader will readily remember n.uler whose administration this enormous and rapid iccrease has been made. It is a source ol sati-Ti. clion that it has been cliecknl and mate rially re luced during the past year. The returns lioiu the routines ate not yet made, so H'at we can slale tl amounts of taxation lor 1Q57. but they will he less than in iS5li. The cm rent has been turned, at,d that too, under the most ad verse circumstances, as we shall show, in the course of this investigation. The lax payers may congratulate themselves That they have oen th? worst of high taxes.and lint henceforih Ihe grade will be dese.cn ling. It will certainly coiiiinue in this course, unless the men and the partv who canie the total of taxation to over nine millions of dollars are again restored to power. We i!o not believe the lax payers of I lie Suiie are ugain disoosed to try such an cxwi tn "ill. They have b ed tntst-d, and have miser ably failed lo ledcem their promises. A'l their talk of retrenchment and reform lias been to tie- ceive the voters, that they might riot in the spoils ot nth v. Ihe above table shows to tin satisfaction of alt, the reliance that is to be placed upon their word, and the very great dif ference between their promises and their per-fotiruucf. DEBTS ENTAILED UPON THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. The total amount of expenditures of 1851-5, beyond the appropriations, anil which were ol course totally unauthorized, was 016,373. It was, in substance anil reality, a debt of that amount contracted by the Iyicofoco officials, and was thrown upon the Republicans to pay. Our opponents have spent the money, squandered it. stolen it, used it up in various ways, and we were left the privilege of coming in and footing their bills. The details of this expenditure are given in the Message ol Gov. Chase, January 6th. 1857, and in the report of the Auditor of State, and are as follows ; Disbursements of 1S5G. to pay debts incurred prior to Nov. 15, 1855. Siiperintendencedc repairscf Canals $133,090 18 New Stale House 21.758 71 Deaf and Dumb Asvlum .... 3,488 00 Blind Asylum - 2 300 00 Columbus Lunatic Asylum - - - 24.025 41 Dayton Lunatic Aslum .... 47.515 89 Newburg Lunatic Asylum - - - 48,434 47 faymeuts for Swan a Revised Statutes 3,750 00 Total paid last yenr .... $517,372 55 In addition, tli.i Auditor of State reports that there are from 100,000 to 120,000 of debts yet unpaid. Of this sum, 00,000 are claims lor work upon the State House. Such are the sums squandered by our oppo nents, beyond the amounts appropriated by the last Locofoco Legislature. It wasjjn legacy be queathed to the new party, not in the shape of ensh to expend, but of debts to pay. Bi it re membered, lhse do not includ.; the transactions ol Breslin with brokers and shavers, hv which he admitted a loss to the State of over 200,000, nor of the Board of Public Works in disposing of th' cintracis lor repairs. It is distinct from the 1760.000 which Biesliu ilr-w from the coun ty treasurers just b.-fore. he went out of office. And how was this debt ol 017. 373 created? Where did Ihi- mon ygo? Did the Slate ever get a fair consider.! ion for ii ? or was it squan dered on political favorites? Let us look into this. Th Joint Investigating Committee on S'ate Buildings. made an elaborate examination into all the d -tails, and in ill ir report to the legislature ami l'i p.opi- (p. J7j,) they sum up th useless expenditures, frauds and over-charges, as follows : OHIO PENITENTIARY. Defalcation ------- Due on books - -Over-charge on physician Paid Win. Trevitt Fraud on corn contract - - - 93.1 S3 83 - 5.539 55 - 800 00 - 193 00 - 505 t)U 81-2,231 3S NEW STATE HOUSE IVlcas evpenditilreit SlOil.nna 00 Kruuda and ovor-chai ges 4:1,22(1 to NEWBURG LUNATIC ASYLUM. t'eh-sa expenditures S .Vein I'll Frauds una1 uver-cliarxes...-.. .ril,G4'2 la) .7,113 Ml DAYTON LUNATIC ASYLUM. tV'tess expeuiUtiires S a,'U0 la) Kiauiis ai.tl OYer-i'harges .I.V'CO I'a f.o.Tiin o"i Grand total $27t',USJ 77 This sum, of over a quarter million dollars. does no! include the stealings, elc, in the in-ms ot'8133,090 18. the excess on the canals. Those desirous of tracing some of the beauties uf those operations, are referred to the report of the Joint Investigating Committee on Public Works. This view -.vill convey to the mind of intelli gent readers an idea of the condition ofourStale affairs, after six years management by t ne Loco foco parly. The Republicans found the linen ces of the State in a wretched condition. They found considerably over half a million of dollars ol debts, for which they were compelled to pro vide, in addition to the ordinary current expen ses of lhe Government. They found ihe Treas ury m nus over 200.000, by the confession of Breslin wh ut he retired ; aud subsequent devel opment have sli iwn lhat he took from Ihe couuiv ir-HSur-rs. in ihe last hours of his term, about 350,000 more ir-an he has ever accounted for to the people of lhe State. THE TWO NEW LUNATIC ASYLUMS. TV system of operations by which the State has been wheedled and plundered in years past, by lhe Locofocos, in tjie erection of onr public buildings, wo Trust has now come to an end. The theory was to procure an appropriation, under the pretense that it would be sufficient for the purpose. Once obtained, the Commis sioners would proceed to adopt a plan lhat would be certain to cost two or three times as much as the appiopriatioii. The money would be spent, and either a large debt would be con tracted, for which future Legislatures must pro vide, or repudiate, or, if not finished, the repn -sentntives of the people would lie told that it would De cheaper to make addition! appropria tions to complete them, than to throw away the sums already spent. These appliances are sure to prevail. While every man will admit ihem to be wrong, yet our public oilicers tor some time past have nol hesitated to plunge the S:ute in debt far beyond the amount originally con leiuplaied, whenever they happened tu ei the opportunity. Tho history of the new Lunatic Asylums at Diylon and Newburg illustrates the "practical winkings and evils of th: system. Desirou-of extending additional faeiliiies for Ihe cure of lunatics, 'he L-gislnture, a lew years since, ap propriated 140.000 to erect two additional Asvlums. The. Commission rs located one near Cleveland and the other at Diylon. The Lg. isiature expressly provided lhat the buildings, grounds and fixtures, should not cost a Ruin b'- voud Ihe appropriations. At a sulis. quem S"s sion the sum ol 22.000 for each, was appropria ted lor furniture, etc., to prepare ilrvin for use. Sueh were the instructions of the L'islature, and the expectations uf lhe. tax payers. Bu what was the result? Ihese men, wi'li out regard to the positive provisions of the law. nut only expended all of ihe 140.000 on these two Asylums, and the 11,000 in furnishing them, etc., but they actually contracted debts to Ihe amount of $118,057 77. The R.publi can par1)', ou its accession to power, lound a bill pr.senled from N ivvbiirg of 30.973 23. and Irom Dayton of 807,0S2 49. (See Ohio Laws lor Ibou, a, XI.) tins enormous sum b, yond the appropriations must be paid, as it was urged lhat it was diu poor, hard-working me chaincs, elc, who were anxiously walling lor their money. What should bi ikme ? Should these honest claims bo repudiated? That id-a would never answer. I lie Slate had hail their labor, and the Stale iriusl pay. So the Repuhli cans of 1836 vvre compelled to appropriate iiy. sum of 118 657 77, to pay detrts then doe, in ail iitlou to Ilia usual appropriations tor the cu suing year. The report presented last year from these in stiiuiious, shows lhat tl'ey were most misera bly constructed, uud already r -quire lens of inousaiiusoi uolinrs lo pul Ihem in good repair. J.Vr- ii. i record of lUt u,iOn'r tljt. fj Is nue expended in the report of the joint investigating tu 'eui' en pilUMC UllllUlllgS. Now, in behalf of the tax payers of Ohio, we solemnly protest against this sy tein, and trust the people will put the seal of their disappro bation upon it. It grew up under the lax and plundering times when Breslin and his friends were the exemplars of the political mora s of the then dominant party. It has, we trust, had us aay. lint it lias tell itsm irk upon our finan ces, which will nol soon be forgotten by the peupie oi me aiaie. EXPENSES OF THE NEW STATE HOUSE. III 1834 the Locofoco parly was in possession ui :erj ueparuneiii ol me state government. The legislature in the spring of that year, before its adjournment, made an appropriation for car rying on the work upon the New Stale House lor two years, i.s there, was to be no session in 1835. The sum of 75.000 for 1854. and Hkinn . 000 lor 1855 making a total ol 175 000 was oJt""p'iaieU lor mat purpose, under the lead of thai splendid financier, Dr. Edward Smith, the work progr ssetl till the Republican parly came into power in January, 1835. How stood the account of these patriots when lliey were .iico upuu io surrender tneir trusts to better aud abler men? Let the records testify. Ihe reports of the Stale House Commission, ersand Auditor of State disclose the startling fact that these Locofoco officials not only spent all ot the 6173.000, but ihev actually lefi a debt of three hundred and eight thousand one hundred and twenty-five dollurs and thirty-Jive cents, be hind them, lor their R publican successors to piy. Among the appropriations for deftc encies which our friends were compelled to make, or to repudiate the acts o' the Commissioners, inav be lound one of 190.237. (Slat, for 1856, page 22.) and one of 8111,838 30, (some vol., page 220.) This was so much Slate debt, contracted by them without authority, and for which their parly had made no appropriu ions. The amount which they squaudr d, necessarily imered into the sum totul ot expenditures by the Republican Legislature. The people have paid it in llieir taxes. The corrupt parly favorites of Locofo coism got all the benefits', while all the Repub licans were obliged to foot the bill. This is about a fair average specimen of ihe. manner Ihese in n transuded the business of the Stale during their continuance in office. Of this sum of 303 123 33. so appropriated in 1856, the Auditor ol Stale's report, Nov. 15. 1830, shows 'hat the sum of 219.703 71 had b-en paid. Tile balomcof the claims had nol been fully adjus'e.l; but the money has been appropriated, and they will all be paid Such is the treatment the tax payer receive from the corrupt pro-slavery demagogues of ihe Locofoco party. Now let ihe people contrast this wiih the acts of the Republican Stale House Comini-sioiKi'S. The legislature which made these lare appropiiiiMons to in'et thi tl -bts thrown upon Ihem by the discarded party, also made an appropnut ion of ninety thousand dol lars to continue iho work on Ilia Slale House foi 1S56 Ai Ihe close of the fiscal year ill account stood thus : Approptiation .... 90.000 00 Expenditures for salaries, weg s etc. 43.421 92 Leaving a hal. in lh- Treasury of 816.575 03 lhe entire exn uditure up lo the lime the Legislature of 1S37 convened, did not equal th- amount of lhe appropriation. The amount of work done by Ibis sum of 90.000 under the vigilant and prudent suiiervision of the Repub lican Boird. it was universally conceded, far exeeeded that of uny other like sum. T:iis year one hundred thousan I dollars was appropriated. Every ciiizeu of Columbus, and visitor at the capitol, wifl admit that Ihe same vigilant, watchful dare ami economy continues Republican County Convention. Persuatit to a call made by the county Central Committee, delegates from tho different townships assembled in convention ut Bowling Green, on Saturday, Sept. 5, and at 11 o'clock, James Mur ray, Esq.. chairman of the central committed, call ed the convention to order, and on motion, F. G. rrisbie, Esq , was appointed cnau'inan, and E. A. lliggius Secretary, On motion of Asher Cook, E-tq , a committee of five was appointed by tlie. chuir, consisting uf Messrs, A. Cook, Judge Kelley. E. Wood. Goo. Liskcy, uud W. R. Peck, to report rules for the government ot Itie convention. uu moiiou oi Asiier c.jou, lisq., a committee uf three was appointed lo report suitable persons io serve as u couuiy central committee lor the en siling year. The enintnitieo consisted of Messrs. A. Look, Martin Winner, nnd Walter Divi Ison. Ou ntotiou, the couvculionad jourued until 1 o' clock, P. M. 1 o'clock, P. M. Convention was called to order hy the President, and ihe committees proceeded to make their re ports. l no committee on rules nnd apportionment made a report which was adopted. The committee to select a county central com mittee, reported the mimes of Jus. W. Ross, E. D. Peck. h. A. Higgles, Robert Fenton, John Rus- II, Nekon Kuder, and John Yager. The report was adopted. The convention ll;e;i proceeded to tho nomina tion of candldiites to till the several county olliecs that become vneuui this fall , AUDITOR. On motion of John Elder, James W. Ross was re-no. inuated for Couuiy Auditor by acclamation. TREASURER. Tlie first ballot for Treasurer slooj as follows : K. Graham - - - - fill S. M. Chilcota 33 H. W. Si. John .... 23J There being no choice, a second ballot was had. vvhieh resulted us follows : E. Graham 63J S. M. Chileoto .... 33i S. W. St. John - . - -19 E Gru'itvu. having a m ijni ity ol all votes cast, was declared tire nominee fur 1're.isurer. CLERK. The first l il lot t for Clerk stoo I a follow-" : John Webb 93 D. K. Ho lenbeek .... 23 Mr. Webb was d-elare 1 lh ) notniiiej fur Clerk PROBATE JUDGE. O i the first luiiot Win. Euin had fr mi 1 Jesse Ch.iiico 31 votes; Mr. living bciiy the nominee for Prohato lodge. PROSECUTING ATTORNEY. For Prosecuting Attorney, J. F. Prieo had 89k votes uud S. JcOcrson 271, J. F. Price being the nominee. COMMISSIONER. On tho third ballot, II. I.. Wo id was notniiinied for Commissioner, the vole standing us follows; II. 1 Woo l 6-iJ Jani.-s Peinher .... 47j O i motion of S. W. St. John, lb" proceed ings id ihe convention were ordered to bo publish ed in Hie Perrvsbiirg Journal. Ou liiution the couventioii adj-up-ne I. T. G. FRIABLE, Chairman. T. G. FRIABLE, Chairman. T. A HIGGINS, Sec'ry. For the Perrysburg Journal. Specimen the and of B. Payne, Douglass Nebraska Candidate for Governor. " And now, that plighted faith and honor yon have broken without excuse, or shadow of ox cusc oaseZy. meanly, nnd disgracefully. All moral sense and appreciation of good faith, nppcnr to have fled from your breast. Havo they taken up their abode wit i brutes t Nol Tho very brutes would turn away their nostrils from your loaihsonio carcass in disgust You are a disnonor ed man a perHdious wretch j and while you live, yon must bo an object of execration among all honorable men. And has it como to this? Can conlidenco no longer be placed in the word of man? Aro we no longer to rely on tho honor of Scnatmst And yon, alter nhmiump; your selfish ends, now glory inthefalselioodamlperlidy for which, ill all niter time, yon are rendered infamous f Your perfidi ous, bartered bouI cannoi rise to a code or honor recognized among thieves oven." The ahovo is the language of II. B. Pnyne, to H. G. Blnko while Speaker of the Senate, a resi dent of Medina county, and one ol t.ho finast men of Ohio, and yet, when Mr. Blake resigned his position as Speaker, that he might defend himself from these slanderous anil blackguard charges, on the floor of tho senate, and oflered resolutions to have a conimittco appointed for this purpose, this same H. B. Payne had the magnanimity fo note against investigation I Ho well know his charges were false and that investigation would but ex pose him to tho contempt lis so justly deserved. Yet this same H. B. P.iynu, is the nominee for Governor, by the slarocruts of Oli.o. Fit tool for so corrupt a party ! Mr. Payne bos somo antecedents that will bo rich to review during tho present canvass. It is said he has ulready appropriated ten thousand dollars to pay expenses during tho present campaign, but this is a small sum for a money shaver, and will do but a little In covering up tho political sins of this famous blackguard. This indeed is a fit nom- B. Life In the West. The following genuine woman's letter is from the Portsmouth Tribune. The letter is from Strawberry Hill, Kansas, ami dated May 16ih. In g"tiing out there they all piled into one lit tle wagon, stopped one night at a log house, in nocent of daub or chinking. amPhad to hold lhe bed clothes in their teeth to keep them from blowing away. We quote the rest of the let ter ; " I wish to goodness that I couM semi you a drawing uf oar house and furniture. I can't do (he thing justice. The house is ahuut as large as your kitchen. The logs are beautifully hewed inside; they still retain their natural appear ance on the outside. 1 have lhe greatest quan tity of Kindling hy just going aruuud the walls and pulling it olf. We wili have enough to last Several years if we have good luck. We have no window, but something far more convcui'dil mude. by simply moving the shingles to one side. As th- y are not nail-'i!,ii answers every purpose. They day we got here Mr. S. nude ine a table and cupboard aud two b-nches, on? has a hack. As our bedstead has noi yet com ? from the Pinl, we make our beds ou the floor. We have two shelves where vve pul our pretty things. Three or four bags hanging arouml the walls help the appearance of litem verv much. My guiiar oc cupies a friendly position n-'ar the init big. I have a nice liule cooking stove, which bakes very well. We have no chairs, or anything lhat town p-ople require. " 1 wish you n I s-en us eating our dinner: we had no dishes. Cirailey eat nlT a shingle; Mr. S. took the ltd of lhe stove; M. ate off h"r bread ; I had a piece of brown iviper. We Irink our coffte oirl uf tin cups. D. and Mr. S. have made two of the nicest gardens you eyer saw. lliey leueeil them and all in three davs. I helped D. clear olf the garden for three days. and 1 wish you could see my hands Bull have been very happy : it is so nice to work alone with one's hns'iatid. Tinmday I did ihrce week's washing, D. is very well and is as hap py as he can be. He has got a wagon and a yoke I oxen, co.v an I can, two turiteys and two tlogs, which, I b-lieve, is all lh ! live stock we have yet. We Iwve not seep butter since vve left the boat; ii is not fashionable here. D. is going to build a house ti-xl week, a frame one. loo. How I wish you wera liere ; I long to see you. The country is lovely, an I we have a splendid place. 1 have two beautiful bnq iels I gathered yesterday wh ul went out wiih D after wood. I rod- in an ox wagon I ll h is b-en so col I latelythat I h ive worn two dress-s. 1 think llt'coiii-t di-sit, whit do you think ol il by this time ? We hive lh- nri-tt gooseb-r-ries an t raspberries you ever saw, all near the lion. ; Li si les strawberries all around llio dour, and pi. illy ot vv lid pluin -. Republican Representative Convention. The R 'ptihlieaus of Wood and Ottawa Counties met at Woodville. on tho 2 1 of Sept., 1637, lor iho purpose of putting in nomination a candidate for representative for said cunuties. t)n motion, Seneca. Pal.uei'.of Ottawa, was chosen President an I Geo. Merinignt of Wood Vice Pivv ideui, and J. K. Price of WooJ and Geo. Wight of Oltavva, Secrvtiirvs Ou the second Iwilot, K. ft Peck or Wood Co. wus nominate I for R 'preseututive, which was on motion declared iinu liiuotis. On in ition Asher Cook, F. R. M'.llcr, II. L. Wood, of Wood Co, and T.J. Ilisk and Geo. Wight was app uti c.l a repeoscutntive i utrnl committed, Senkcv P.uivnat, IVs't G.;o. Mj'.ivu ir, Viiu Prea't, J. F. I'ttcs, )., . Geo. Wiaar Ct tta-Tue heal q urters of 1'ie army is now at West Point, it huvinrf been removed from New York about a month since. G.'n. Seott bus his ollieo in the A 'adetuic buii.liu whero be ..ransaeu ill l. v ,-L i.-i The Royal Family of England. correspondent of the New Or kans Picayune thus describes the appearanc Rl fam,,y ftt the Princess Theatre : The Queen was attired in a superb black' dreSS. With ulinrt !.. r . . , ..wo.,, wnicu exposed ai p ump, roand arm; snow-white kids, with black bands around the wrist, and a maeniB-. cent bracelet. On her head was a wreath of white flowers, which contrasted finely with ton Mm.inJn. nrt 1 .... ' .t,.u,UUc, u- er uress, ana set the white off very richly, and yetnot gaudily. " The Princess Charlotte, of Belgium sat next to the Queen, and was attired similarly to th lattffp klnAl, J i . , ..... uioos anon sleeves, white- wreath, &o and a superb display of Jewels, the sparkles from which, under the gasliirht, flashed far and near. The Princess Kol nf England sat along side the Prinoess Charlotte, and, like her mother, was dressed plainly but' ne.hlv7. fT.,e .n. a i. .i. , J, . chief jewel was a diamond necklace ; she wore- nn Wrualri Behind hor waa P:AA T? J t . j.(IIIIj0 ruuericK or I russia, her affianced husband, whoshowedi In nuint of hannfv tlio m 8U massed fUhiT nf ll ml .. U i. . r , V u"" ,fli w is small lUt stature, and has a face and figure that would'. "-t'"' "lv "j"u i unce. me triueen is pleas ant, but not good looking, nd were she at- -lircd in ordinary (Ii-cra nnnlrl ho. . j Jinan J UUUU-' need. The pictures I have seen of her flatter her very much. Her daughter is more home- V fttl I h.inr el.n,! n..A r... J I : r ri s ' uaving more of a German thun an English face. But then ius ueouiy is not an esentml element of royal ty as the latter always comands its worship--pers in almost countless numbers. It miint be a personal matter with them, but ia nr. Mormon Obligation. The following ia a rhAree in ihA ;:.:-.r . 0 0 ... ,u ceremonies of lhe "Sixth Degree of the Temple:" ' ivioruion.iiiounii ton have eaten of the bread' of life, you are still liahle not only to a natural hut an eternal death. But sueh can only be fall you lhrouj;h faithlulncFs lo your oath of in itiation, for otherwise you are superior t.i all moral sill. Betray that oath and you hang for ' time .ml l,..r. .'..--1! ... r. . - cicmiijr, lor in such case no power can shield you from the ven--gance of the brotherhood, and the punishment Of hell? Hut linnn, il I,. .I....l ... J . ... ........ , v,,,,, allu no crime Wllleh VOII enil fmnmil .1 r 7 ;. ........ ton uepriva you OI an1 everlasting reward in heaven. Look on those' suereions tney are the bones of faithless Mor mons. B.-hold those captives in that burning', lake they are their tortured souls, and assured--ly such shall be your reward if sueh shall be your provocation. But he faithlul and fear noil' lid true to Mnrinooism ami ,.r rt - ... -,.. w o,.-a ui laise hood con ( fleet you. Against a Mormon you: must never nnt ; oeiiuisl a Mormon you must never swear. Your words must comfort them Your money must succor them. As judges vniii must deliver ihem as jurors acquit them as- hrvtlhorc an. I etc....- i:.. I .1' . .. .1. , " " o.oi. iB, live aim me (or lliem. lOU must exalt them into all offices which they cov--et ; you must abandon clan, kin and fount r for their s ke ; and in fine, you must make Mor--monism ami everyihing that ell'ects its interests lhe yreat aim mi. I ,.1, ,....! ,.r i:r a ...i - 'J " juui inc. za.hu nuw no fonh upon your mission uml lw this youn IllUblU i An oath I have clvrn. Let tin; hiuiur it well ;" For h. keep it h heaven. Anil to break it in hall." An Extensive Administration Swindle. Foi't Snelllnir. Minnesota nrbtM, A .0: fin -' 000, and 0,000 acres of valuable land adjoin ing, at the junction of the Mississippi with the aiinoesom river, worm at least one hundred, dollars per acre, have been privately sold to' a Democrat named Francis Steele, for $90,-' 000, one third down. If the property had been advertised and sold publicly, it would without doubt have been sold for ten times that amount.' This is really a htijje swindle who pocket, the avail? Lvnchino Kxtiiaoiiiiihakv. The Milwaukee' Sentinel nives uu interesting lynching ease' vyhich occurred recenily at Geneva, in: ihtt State. S veral yuiins ladies hive bei n in the' habit of bathing in a beautiful cove formed by Geneva Lake, and n arly concealed by dense' shrubbery. Ike S . a booby or 23, whir lives wiih farmer G. in the capacity of help,"' informed some of his males lhat " curiosities' mm be seen- ihem -cheaper uml h'lter than the circuses," and for his part, he 'would go to' the show !" This being reported to some of the' fair ones, lh y resolved to give hiin a lesson. While some of the more juvenile members of ihe group made apparent preparations for the' bilh.a coiumille ol full-grown femininea search--ed lh thicket, aud found Ike, placed Very con- venieiitly for pt'ping. Tu seize and strip- him" was the work of a I mv inom-nic. and the hat b.ushes w hich hail formed his hiding place, be' came rod-; of jiisiiee in the hauiU of his captors. " Serve 1 him rciht." A Cincinnati gentleman lells how Nicholas Longvvorth became rich : Ho was a s-hoeinaker by trade, "but practiced luw iu the pork city between IS'Jl and 1S2J. Hu once received us a Ictal Tee for defendm;? n Uoi-so. thier two second hand copper stilM.. Tho geuile itrun who Imd theui iti possession refused to givo them up, but protiosed to Mr. Lontrvvorili to L'iva liiiu lot of thinv-three ucivs ou Western Rovv.bo Mlleil in lieu ol them- u nroiiosal which the lat ter, whose Mingitino opinions of tho valuo of snch properly were nhuaij ol uu nine; gladly accented i'his Irausaelion lonned tiie Oiuri. of uu rmuiensii furluue, ihe nuked uroaud bing uuw worth over two uuiliuiis ol doom's. We clip fro.a the Yurkiville Enquirer : Mason TifiMr-ERANCEv We are Gratified to record the fact ihnt hi ancient and honora ble Older is b.'jjinuinij to appreciate the im portance of t ikinij hi.'her ground on the sub ject of temper .nee, tlmn former'y. The tvrand Lulvjes ol N -w Hump-hire, Illinois. Texts, Miryl-nd, I'lorila, lowi, and Ala b unA, have ipoken out decidedly, nj at least two have aimed a blow at the iralUu. The grand Lidoe of Iowa roke that they will sustain any subordinate Lodge, should it suspend or ( xpi-1 any of its members for ket-p- i!i a orii ii unop,. or tor Belling intviJticatiuj; liij inra m a beverage." The (jrun I Lo 1 of- Alubim resolve, " that the retatl u.itt'n in alcoholic diiuku is doniorntix'tiir in l.-n lert-y opposed to tilt principles of tho Order, and theri'foro iaoosij- ijfciit null t:it M,i. nio chAmctct."