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V 1 81 1 18 (ft a It f 7 Ohio State Stock Bank Note For- Attoito o? States Office, Ohio, m. Columbus, Sept. 1, 1863. , The issue from an unknown nnrir i fraudulent notes printed on the genuine plate of the Ohiotate Stock Banks, with 4he forged aignatures ol their Presidents and Cashiers, has een the occasion ol touch annoy anoe to the public and given lse to sundry uncharitable reflections on this' department. . .A fixed belief that unbroken silanea in this quarter, was essential to the discovery of the authors of these forgeries, and that a seeming inability on the part oi the Audi tor office to relieve itself from suspicion, 'would tend to4 produce less caution and watchfulness among those with whom the fraud .had. really originated, has heretofore induced me to abstain pertinaciously from all commitments or explanations, whether by letter or newspaper. The motive for this silence no longer exists.' -An impor tant arrest at Cincinnati, (that of Hansel Xjamb bank-note printer.) has already oeen made, and others will not be hinder ed or delayed by this publication. 'I; am gratified, therefore, in feeling at liberty to notice without further delay, some of the erroneous statements that have been eent broadcast over the country , and to state officially : " ; ' V " ' v'. ; First- That the forged notes oo the O hio State Stock Banks, or any part thereof, werevnot stolen from the Auditor 8 office; i; Second That they were not lost from tae Auditor's Orhoe; a ThirdThat they ; were never in the Auditor's Office: and M ; v FourthThat they do not bear the gen uine signature of the Kegister. ' ';Tolaye published these facts long since, would have given the Auditor's Office little trouble, end saved it from much un pleas ant comment; but to have made such a pub lication, would have - conferred no benefit on individuals or the public, and must have served to alarm the real perpetrators of the fraud, and notify them that suspicion . must thenoeibrwrrd rest on themselves, a . :' lone; ' "'-". As early a April last,' the undersigned '"' became awarthat a small amount of forg- eawtea on two or the Uhio State Stock - - Banks, bad been put-in circulation. An immediate scrutiny was made into the con dmon of the- bank accounts in .charge of tna Kegister, ami the"result or the investi-"fcation- precluded 11 possibility that the forged notes had ever been in the hands "of the Register, orlwithin the walls of the Auditor's Office. The mode of determin trig these factwas as conclusive as it was oimplev On ihe first day of May, 1853 the notes on hand were oarefully counted and their amount duly noted. Next,' the receipts of the Various banks for registered . notes,: delivered to them by the Auditor, -. were carefully examined, and their aggre , gate amount ascertained. These two items ware then added together. The next step was to procure a full and careful statement : from the Engraver, exhibiting the amount of notes which hd been sent to the Audi tor up to thsSrjt of May. With these data, ' theCoIlowing result was obtained : : Rceeipt of tandry banks , " ' ' : Jivered to thara by Awl- -! '. ' ..v -'.- itor. . - $887,890-' ' " 5ftestIUin kindsof Au? , - 4itor on 1st Mi w . - 203,482 $1,090,872 . 4tmal ol notes furnished to the Au- ' ' After a per statement of jpifgraver -1 ,090,600 : xcus ia uvor of Auditor - ' : $272 A similar examination was made on the . ?' J 1 9th 'Augustv4853i exhibiting a similar re-i,- sujtJ i",Tn excess in i favor of the; Auditor, consisted,, inl both instances, of extra notes ; onV-ninet banks seldom exceeding, two sheets (C38) on any one bank, and in some ;' cases, a smaller amount ; , .. . liaviog thus given 'a formal correction . to certain misstatements more particular lyi affecting tha Auditor's department; 1 ' ;". mm glad to feel safe in adding, that the ex tent io which tho forgery of the notes of . tha Uip Stats Stock Banks, had attained. js probaUy asica less .(haa was at first an- tioipated( an$ perhaps vastly less than it ' was intended .sooft to carry it.'; -Develop - misnts. which, hays, fallen within, mylimme--diate knowledge during the progress of re . cent investigations, juslifyihe opinion that . ' not more than $15,000 of the genuine im- prcssionsiofthe Ohio Stale' Stock. Bank V notes hays ever, reached the hands of the forgersami: that two-thirds of that amount have neyer gone into circulation! and are atilLwithout the neoessarry. filling up-. ; Oth ' rrdevelppment3 bearing on the same sub jct7 affor , Sufficient reason for believing .v 'thatihe forgeries, as far as they have gone, are not limited to the notes of seven banks, ' as was recently supposed,-but ; extend to ' . at least sleven, if not to the-' entire 1 thir- teenv '-'M.a xnfc-&!?y t-.:--? --. -'--3 -Itirnot proper in the 'present comma nicatioa to enter into a detailed statement f the circumstances which Jed to tlie arrest-of the wretched man now in custody. If. is 'sufficient "to state, that his guilt is hot a matter of suspicion', but has been reduc ed 4e certainty by developments which will .come before' the public iu due time. His position as bank-note printer in tho office f'lhe engrave, who was employed to pre pare and furnisb the bills of the Ohio State -. - Stock Banks, gave him every desirable fa cility. lor Committing the fraud. To, ena ble hint to-print the notes in suclt quanti . ties as-tiaight be required ' "by' the several ". banks; it was necessary that the bank note . plate should f be, placed from lime to time in his possession; by ; the engraver,' and whilst thus in his pdsse8sidri for iegitim ate ;V purposes', he also printed from it the notes which have einoe received the forged sig natures' of the officers of the banks, and of the State BegietenV; VT :,' ' The (Soregoing statement, it ia hoped, . will sen to dispel the mistery in which fih oanlc note forgeries have stood before the publiOi -f it is hoped also that it will af forii an assurance that the silence hereto V. fora maintained by theJundersigned, has had its origin neither in an indifference to public" sentiment nor in an inability to have repelled at any moment the various inuen does which have been directed at this of : fic fJ Very respectfully,' v. . WAf. D. MORGAN, AudV. : t : IPi'fl.' Since the foregoing; was written I anra.t liberty to add that a large amount oft bank -bills, printed oh genuine plates, land not yet filled up with signatures, have been captured by officer De Haven, of the ; Ctnciana.fi -pofice. These bills consist of some six thousand dollars on the Ohio State Stock Banks, and some four thous and dollars on the Commercial Bnk of Kentucky: v The same officer has also captured the genuine plate of the State Hapk of Indiana, (four notes, 10, 5r3, and 1.) . All Jhese notes, as well as the plate alluded to, were .abstracted from the e- tablishment in which the prisoner Lamb nas iieen employed during the last eleven, years preceding his arrest. -W. D. M. . . ' . .1 :.'r ' - CoLnMBUS,18th Aug 1853J The undersigned representatives of the Free Banks of Ohio)' having met in Con vention at- Columbus, to, investigate the subject of frauds perpetrated upon the cir culation of the Banks which ly represent, do hereby state that, from xlu the taots that have come to our knowledge, and from what we have no doubt is true in the premises, the Auditor of State and all the Clerks and Registers in his employ, are entirely exempt from all blame in the premises, and that the office of the Audi tor of State is in no wise -accountable or censurable, in any degree, for said frauds; and we take great pleasure in bearing tes timony, by our signatures, to our confi dence and regard for the late Register, JOHN m. Armstrong, and of our high o pinion of his worth as a gentleman" and of his integrity and capacivy as an officer. . And we further bear testimony that Wm. D.MotMJAN, Esq., Auditor of State, by his zeal and ' exertions to' ferret out the perpe trators of the fraud upon our circulation, is entitled to our highest respect -and grat itude. O. Bowen, President Bank of Marion. M. Brown, President' Pickaway County Bank. . . ' B. F. Sanford, Cashier Savings Bank of Cincinnati. A. W. Brockway,, Cashier Forest! City Bank. ' ' James A. Saxton, President Stark Coun ty Bank! ' . ' Thomas Earl, Franklin Bank of. Por tage County. . . -James O: Willard, Cashier Iron Bank of Ironton. J. Steese, President Merchants Bank of Massillon. II. B. Huribut, Cashier Bank of Com merce. S. V. Torrey, -Cashier Union Bank, Sandusky City. . ' Wm. McMeens, Cashier of Springfield Bank. . II P. Espy, Cashier .Champaign Coun ty Banki ; -i Daniel Beckel, President Mtyma Valley Bank. - - State Pair." , "This Fair wjll be held at Dayton on the 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd inst. Exten sive preparations are being made to ren der the accommodations suitable to the occasion. The site selected is said -to be an eligible one, the surface being sufficien ly undulating to insure dryness, and not so rough or sloping as to make carriages drive unpleasant. ''Three of the Halls," says the Great West, "are already up two of them are covered and nearly finish ed. ; The largest are Manufacturers' HalJ and- Mechanics' Hall, each 200 feet long by 60 wide. The third one, Floral Hall, is of the same width and but 25 feet short er.' T'heir internal arrangements are well designed for the exhibition. . The style of the buildings i light and airy, giving them a "summer look," which is decided ly pleasant to the eye. There are about one hundred stalls already, up, and we learn that the number is to be doubled. The Ladies' Department, Power Hall, and the Committee' Rooms ere yet to be built. The work, however, is progressing rapidly, and will be completed in good time for the exhibition. - Mr. Steele, the member of the State Board of Agriculture residio g at . Dayton; is . devoting a great deal of attention and care to the work of getting ready for'theFair. - He has not overlooked the matters of taste in connec tion with other things generally consider od more essential. Water is to be brought from lhe "Tumble," a hundred yards or so from the enclosure, and thrown 'up in the south eastern corner of the grounds, in the' shape of a fountain," " s- " . " ' Articles can be entered for exhibition up till 12 o'clock' Mt on Tuesday. Septem ber 20th. The payment of One dollar en titles an exhibitor an family to admission to the grounds during the Fair.' arid to ex hibit as . many articles as he or she may own; ' :-' ' . . The End of a Hurderer. . On Friday last a man named Benj. Jen nings', at St. Josephs, Missouri, met an end upon the gallows, which he as richly mer ited 1 as bloody and fiendish crime could well fit a miscreant for.. He and some oth ers; in" the latter part of July, 1852, mur dered E. Hv Willard, of that town, in a most atrocious manner'" Wjllard was a commission 'merchant, and probably did not deal fairly with some of the citizens. The murderers charged him with swindling them among others, and as they heard that Willard was about leaving the town, a del egation was posted around his house to watch his movements. After prowling a bout during the entire night,' and meeting with no opportunity to accomplish their ne farious designs, they seized upon him in the morning, and in the broad blaze of day marched him out of one of the principal streets to a brush on the north of the town, and, as savages only do, tied him fast to a tree, and literally , whipped him to death. Within a half mile of the court house of the city of St. Joseph an American citizen was strung up, and. under a noonday sun, for the space of three long hours, scourged un til death came to his relief. . The corpse was a most heart-rending spectacle, being cut into minced meat from the sole of the foot to the crown of the bead, and the scull fractured. -. As soon as it-was known by the citizens that this, horrible deed had been commit ted, four individuals were arrested, the cul prit Jennings , being among the number. He was found guilty and sentenced to be hung; which sentence has been sustained by the Supreme Court of the State. " :. , He is a young man of excellent. family and rather prepossessing appearance. . His parents live in Ohio, v He leaves a young and beautiful wife and one , child. Cin cinnati Enquirer. ",' ' .l; . -Advice to Tonng lien. v 4 Let the business of every one alone, and attend to your own. Don't buy what you do not want. Use every hour to advantage, and study to make even leisure hours use ful. Think twice before you spend a shil ling remember jou will have another to make for it. . Buy low, sell fair and take care of the profits. Look over your books regularly, and if you find an error trace it out. Should a stroke of misfortune come upon you in trade, retrench--work harder, but never fly the track. Confront difficul ties with unflinching perseverance, ; and they will disappear at last; though you should fall in the struggle, you will he hon oredbut shrink, and you will he despised. Those Liveries. Our Democratic friend, we think, may quiet his fears , about livery. President Pierce s hack' driver has just come into office, and of course got a new suit on the occasion; that, the Whigs mistook tor live ry, as 4thir clothes being of four years wear, had got threadbare. - j For the Ohio Stateamao. 1 am gfad to find that there is no tfuth whatever in the assertion of the?:JV. V. Tribune, to the effect that -the-President has put his coachman and footman into liveries. It would have had a very ugly look to the Democracy of the country, and especially to those of the West, if it had been proved that the President, elected by their votes upon a Democratic platform, was a recreant in his practice to the prin ciples which he and they profess."? With bitterness and sorrow would they have been compelled to acknowledge that the President of this great nation was so weak a man as to think it necessary to bolster up his tottering dignity by putting his ser vants into livery. The regulations abol ishing trumpery finery among our diplo mats, was received with unanimous ap probation by the people; who then, ever conceived that the President would go about with white liveried menials dangling at his heels? Who would believe that he had so outraged the feelings of his sup porters? . And who will forgive the menda cious scamps who invent and reiterate these shameful falsehoods? "The aristocracy of genius I can ad mire; the aristocracy of wealth I oan en dure; but the aristocracy of Democracy 1 abhor,". These were the words of a tried and honest Democrat in days gone by Had General Pierce exhibited this "aris tocracy of Democracy," I am sure that not all the panders to his pride, nor all the flatterers of his power, in Washington, could have shielded him from the deserved indignation of a free people, from the wrath of a people who would despise and condemn in a Democratic President that which they tplerate but contemn in a cod fish aristocrat. The simple creed of our republican fathers, though it may not for bid liveries in terms, yet inculcates prin ciples with which they are incompatible. Therefore, it is that we see none but the most worthless of our citizens indulge in the pomp and parade to which liveries administer. The vulgar, empty-headed, useless son of some honest old fellow who sold whisky and red herrings, rolls about the "Great Metroplis ' in his gilded car riage, burning to achieve notoriety; and in a moment of inspiration he claps his coachman and footman into livery. Eu reka, he is somebody! ... He- has chafed against those republican manners which obtain amons us: 'here his wealth could not purchase that homage which, in other countries the masses pay to gold; he was conscious that in intellect he was below the average of mechanics and yeomen; and. he has revenged himself by ostenta tion. He spits upon those republican prin ciples, which alone assure the possession in safety of his property. " But the President of the United States what does he want" with factitious aids to his importance-? Elevated to his lofty and sublime position by the confidence of mil lions of fieemen; chosen by k the greatest and most-intelligent nation upon earth to preside over, the earth s great Republic; selected from among all his fellow citizens by their unbiassed voices to represent and embody the ..republican principles of the land he stands before the. World' exalt edrA Man! The -man, who, chosen to this high mark, would seek to gratify his vanity by adopting liveries, who would take, to false show and hollow tinsel, for the purpose of making himself. distinguish ed, would give irrefragable proof that he had nb'conception of the vast honor done him by the nation.-- He would make it palpable that his little mind could not con ceive the mighty elevation of his office; that his narrow soul cribbed, cabined and confined, in its lilliputian proportions, could neither grasp the great reality of his own august station, nor comprehend the grave responsibility resting upon his un worthy shoulders. The owl would be an owl though perched on the royal cr8g, and he would grope in the dusky twilight rath er than face the noonday sun. Not clothed with the Imperial purple, but clad in the plain garb of an American citizen, the President of this republic should stand before the World in simple dignity. and dwarf the majesty of the greatest of the Caesars. Not attended with the mar tial pomp of a Baron of the middle ages, nor waited on by the effeminate tricked out lackey of modern times, he should o'ertop the last of the Barons as much as Richard Neville excelled Beat; Brum mell. There ought to be no compromise, no go between, no dallying with and soften ing down of liveries, in the dress of those who are employed by the President. If it has been the custom there in Washington to have a certain formality and unison in the clothes of the President's coachmen and footmen, "it is a custom more honor ed in the - breach than the observance." "Reform it altogether" leave foolery and finery to Vanderbilt and the "great men" of the "great metropolis." Be you con tent to be the President of the Republic; for if the President of this Republic belies in his private pracfioe the principles of our institutions, ' the Genius of this Republic will surely say to him -' "Cassio, I love thee welll ' But never more be officer of mine." : Ohio Statesman. .' " From the Washington Star "And talking of liveries, Henry said a pretty good thing when he heard of the Tribune's first indignant livery article. Henry,' by the way, is the President's coachman, and was not a little "riled" at being charged with being capable of wear ing a Vlivery." Henry would not do it for fifty Presidents, and President Pierce is the last one of fifty to want him to do so. Henry brought on the horses, which were presented to General Pierce, and was re tained, at first,-as hostler to them, having been brought up under the far-famed Hi ram Woodruff, and, therefore, being rath er up to horse flesh. Having transferred his former driver to another duty. General Pierce' gave the reins up to Henry; gener ously, by the way, doubling the wages which Henry had fixed for himself in his former capacity. There was nothing very unhandsome on the President's part so far. Henry knows that he t bought . his own clothes to please, himself; that General Pierce never saw, heard, or;thought of them; and that a plain blue body-coat, with Ordinary flat brass buttons, with noth ing to mark it as different from any other man's coat, and such pantaloons at he might happen to have on, no more con stitutes a "livery" -than our friend Gree ley's historic old white overcoat, though a little more decent and -sensible, perhaps, than the latter. Henry thinks, moreover, that he is the. only man in Washington, or in the united Mates, by whom uenerai Pierce will submit to be driven. But we have not yet told what Henry said, on hearing that he wore a "livery," and that a correspondent of the Tribune said so. "Dang him," (we are sorry he said this, but Uncle Toby once did a little more than the same thing, and the provocation was considerable,) "I d be sorry if 1 was not a more independent man than he is. One thing is certain, I could 'nt be bought to lie for my employer, and he wouldn't Lwant me to if I oould." Coffee. A correspondent of tho New York Cour ier and Enquirer, dating near Rio Jane iro, on the 1 1th of July, gives some inter esting facts relative to the cultivation of (Jonee. He says:. The1 plant has been known in Brazil for many years; it Jsbut about forty years, however, since the first regular plantation was made by Mr. Moke, a Belgian, who brought the cultivation of coffee to great perfection. His plantation is still jn this neighborhood and is still carried on by his son with much success. It is aston ishing to what an extent coffee has been cultivated since Mr. Moke first '-made his plantation. Two millions of bags are an nually exported from Rio de Janeiro, and the amount is increasing with every year, whilst plantations extend for leagues into the interior. At Uarahyba do bul, which is within a few miles of Rio, there are plan tations employing six and seven hundred slaves.. - The best plantations are' those owned and conducted by foreigners chiefly bn giisu, i iciitii uiiu ueigiKH litivB tut ctiru; i nnnlneai nnrt nnmfnrt nhnnl tkum F mliink i ! U C U I TJ -1 I r thoa owned by Brazilians and Portuguese are totally destitute. The foreigners use improved machinery also in preparing the berrjffor market, which the Brazilians, with' some exceptions, do not.-, The coffee berry contains two seeds, covered with a gummy, mucilaginous substance, and en closed in a skin which is thick, .sweet and dark and red when ripe. The foreigners take off this skin by means of machinery, and the beans 8 re then washed until they are divested of the gum which covers them. They are then dried and put in bags ready for the market. The Brazilians dry the beans with the skin on. In the process of drying the skin first becomes dark, and fi nally black, and becoming crisp, is rubbed off the bean, which is then washed.' In this process, however, there is a great danger of fermentation. The skin con tains a vast amount of, saccharine matter, and successful attempts have been made to extract from it sugar and spirit; but ei ther through poor machinery, or other mis management, it was found to be unprofit able, and the experiment was abandoned. The skin is exceedingly sweet, almost as much so to the taste as the sugar cane. The coffee plant can be propagated from the seed, but the most prevalent meth od is by young plants, which may be had I " .1 .1 1 a 1 . m uy me inousanas on oia plantations, l ne young.tree is taken off in August gener ally when it is about two years old and planted in good soil. The fourth year it bears coffee, and the fifth year it com mences to bear regular crops, the yield be ing from a pound and a half to three pounds per tree. Trees have been known to last for many years on good rich soil, and some on Mr. Moke s plantation are still bearing which were planted thirty years ago; on mil sides, however, where the soil is light, the plant decays in the course of eight or ten years. The picking season has already commenced, and in the low lands it generally concludes by the end of August; among the hills, however, where there are frequent showers, and where there is much shade, the season does not close until some time in September. Ireland Deserted. If the rush for America should keep pace a brief period in the future with the wholesale desertion of the past and pres ent, Ireland will be almost depopulated and given up to desolation. Every county is feeling the impulse, and swelling the ranks of the rushing army. The Galway Packet notices the departure of over one hundred of the best farm population of Menlo and Dangan, and adds : ." "it was truly heart rending to witness the scene which was presented on that oc casion. It is melancholy to see the bone and sinew of the land thus flying away at a time when it might be supposed sufficient employment could be obtained at home. But not even the certainty of constant em ployment, and the high wages which agri cultural laborers must receive in the gath ering in of the approaching harvest, can in duce the Irishman to remain at home. It would seem as if the removal of the entire race from their native soil has been preor dained. We are quite certain that at no period during the last century was the want of labor so keenly felt in this country as it will be within the next four months. The impolicy of not adopting some energetic means of retaining the working population in Ireland will be seen when it is too late, and when those who remain will have suf ficient cause to repent that social disorgan ization which produced the exodus, which is now thinning the homes of Ireland, and carrying to a foreign estate the strength and hope of the country." . . . Terrible Loss of Life at Sea. We have had brief notice of the loss of the British ship Nessree, and the drowning of nearly three hundred people. Early in April she was chartered to convey a num ber of pilgrims (who were returning, after a lengthened; pilgrimage through Arabia, to various parts of India,) on a voyage to Bombay. R was fitted up accordingly, and, on taking her departure, had, beside the crew, no fewer than four hundred peo ple on board, also a valuable cargo. The catastrophe happened on the night of the 17 th of June, thirty miles south of Bombay. Shortly after midnight she struck, and the next minute her masts, with at least one hundred of the unhappy creatures clinging to the rigging, gave way and fell overboard. The occupants were either crushed to death or perished by drowning. .In the course of a few hours the vessel entirely broke up, and the whole of the remaining passengers and crew were plunged in among the break ers. Great loss of life followed. Out of the four hundred and fifty souls who were alive the night previous, all, with the ex ception of ninety-four, perished. j The ninety-four survivers were washed ashore on fragments of the wreck. THE SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY. JAB. R. MORRIS, PROPRIETOR. TfOODSFIELD, OHIO, SEPT. 14, 1863. DEMOCRATIC STATE TICKET-1853. FOR governor, WILLIAM MEDILL, Of Fairfield County. FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, JAMES MYERS, ' Of Luca$ County. FOR COMMISSIONER OF COMMON SCHOOLS, HIRAM H. BARNEY, of Hamilton. FOR SUPREME JUDGE, THOMAS W. HARTLEY, of Richland. FOR TREASURER OF STATE, i JOHN G. BRESLIN, of Seneca. EOR SECRETARY OF STATE, WILLIAM TREVITT, of Franklin. FOR BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS, WAYNE GBISWOLD, of Pickaway. FOB'ATTORNET GENERAL, GEORGE, W. McCOOK, of Jefferson. Monroe County- Democratic Ticket, FOR REPRESENTATIVE, HORACE HOLLAND. y FOR SHERIFF, WILLIAM READ. FOR CORONER, i 1 " 3 JOHN OLLOM. FOR COMMISSIONER, STEPHEN HENTHORN. FOR TREASURER, " ; FREDERICK KOEIILER. FOR SURVEYOR, v . AMOS B. JONES, FOR PROSECUTING ATTORNEY, , DANIEL II WIRE. District Convention. s The Democratic Central Committee of Guernsey County have suggested to the Central Committee of this County, that the District Convention to nominate a candi date for Senator, and a candidate for Mem ber of the State Board of Equalization, be held in Barnesville, on Thursday, the 15th day of September, 1853, which time and place the Central Committee of this coun ty have acceded to. and hereby announce to the delegates to be chosen, that said Convention will be held at the time and place above indicated. By order of the Monroe County Cen tral Committee. . Fine Peaches. Hon. W. E. Hunter presented us a specimen of yellow cling peaches,-grown on his farm near town, which measured nine inches in circumfer ence. , We also; received a ? specimen, of free stone peaches from the garden of J. F Randolph, ti.sq, which measured the same. These are the largest -peaches we have seen this year. Tha RhrtTaltir. ' : " A report is in circulation that Wm. Read, Esq., the Democratic nominee lor Sheriff is an alien, and consequently ineligible to hold the office, if elected. 1 hat no wrong impression may prevail on this subject, we will state that we have seen Mr. Head's naturalization certificate, and that he is as eligible as though born in this country. It is true, however, that Mr. Read's certifi cate is of but recent date, but he claims that his father, who has since deceased was naturalized, and as he came to .this country when but four years old, that he was naturalized by the naturalization o his father. Mr. Read believes , that his father's certificate is in the possession ol his brother, who resides in Indiana, and has written for it. But for fear of acci dents he deemed it prudent to take out a certificate for himself, which he had a per fect and legal right to do. Mr. Read hav ing come to this country when a mere child, as a matter of course, all his senti ments and feelings .are American; and even though his father was never natural ized, that should make no difference now, as there is no question of Mr. Read's eli gibility. State Stock Banks. In to-day's paper, will be found an in teresting article relative to the State Stock Banks. It will be seen that the Auditor of State's Office is entirely free from any blame on account of the circulation of the forged notes. Dye's Bank Mirror, Cincinnati, quotes the bills of the State Stock Banks at 25 discount. That is all wrong.. We believe there is no necessity for the holders of these notes suffering any such shave on the gen uine notes; and but comparatively few others are in circulation. We have heard of none in this part of the State. It would be as well perhaps not to handle the notes of the State Stock Banks, but if our read ers have any on hand let, them not be shaved by interested speculators. . " ' Riot in Perry County. A serious riot occurred a few days ago in Somerset, Perry county. It seems,that a difficulty occurred between two factions of Irish in Welch's Circus, when the show men interfered to preserve order. ,. In the melee an Irishman was killed, which so exasperated the Irish, who were working on the railroad, that they, seized the arms of the State, loaded a cannon and would have fired it upon the showmen, but were unable to do sof as some boy had spiked the touch-hole with a rat-tail file. The Sheriff sent to Zanesville and Lan caster for troops to restore order.'- The Zanesville company having arrived, pro ceeded to disarm the rioters. Fourteen Irishmen, it is said were shot down by the troops. i llB virciv) uiu gus man suu six horses killed. -"- 03- It is said that Gen.1 Cass has, been appointed Minister to France, but it is not) known whether he wm accept. -- Post Oflce Robbery. Since the 11th of April last, we have been aware of the fact that one hundred and fifty dollars, mailed by J. M. Kirk bride, merchant of this place, to a firm in Philadelphia, had been abstracted from the mails. We refrained from saying any thing about it, in hopes that the perpetra tors would be brought to justice. . At the time of the robbery Mr. Kirkbride inform ed Mr- Shallcross, mail agent, of ttis loss, and gave him a description of the money A few days since Mr. Shallcross arrested a son and daughter of Benjamin Eaton, late Postmaster at Hendrysburg, in Bel mont county, and had them taken before Judge Leavitt, at Steubenville. The young lady was released, there being no evidence to warrant her . commitment for further trial. ' The son was committed, in default of bail. A hundred dollar note, passed by a broth er-in-law to a merchant of Hendrysburg; was fully identified by Mrv Kirkbride as part of the money mailed by him. The son, a youth of some sixteen years of age, confesses to having given the $100 note to his brother-in-law The father did not flee from the officers, as many of our exchanges state, but was present at the trial. There is no evidence to warrant the belief that he . was, in any way, cognizant of the robbery. OT Cincinnati is getting to be a great place. James C. Hall, late Postmaster of that City, was shot a few days sinoe by a Dr. Ames. At our latest dates the re covery of Hall was considered very doubt ful. Some family difficulty is assigned as the cause. . Jacob Flinn, Judge of the Crimina Court, who by the way-is more deserving a seat in the criminal box than on the Bench, beat a lawyer by the name of Jol iffe in a "scandalous manner, because Jollifee had independence, enough to take part in the proceedings of a meeting called for the purpose of taking measures for the impeachment of Flinn by the next Legislature. . - 1? : Commissioner of Common Schools Some of the friends of Mr. Andrews the candidate of the whigs for State Com missioner of common schools, place his election on the ground that he is the choice of a convention of teachers .and that : Mr barney will .."meet with a cool Teception? from the teachers of the State, should -h b'e elected of which, by the wayre think there is no doubt. . .- - f Is it any argument in favor of Mr, "An drews that he is, tire favorite of theleacbJ ers ! Decidedly not. -If he is their fayofi ife, he will look to their interest, and tils regard the great and paramount interest of parents (who are the tax-payers,) and children, who are, for the time being, sub ject to the control and government of the teachers. It is true that the interest oi parents and children and -the interest of teachers ought to be identical, but th friends of Mr. Andrews, by the manner in which they are conducting the campaign are making it otherwise, or are at least at tempting to show, that the same interest does not govern all. ; If that, is Ifirue, and if Mr. Andrews is the favorite of the teach ers, it stands the ' people in hand to see that Mr. Barney. is their favorite, and that they triumphantly elect him. The Stale Journal and the Literary Casket think it horrible that Mr. Barney should have the temerityto suffer himself to be run for the. office of School Commis: sioner, and ."take the field ' against 'An drews whom his brother teachers have so heartily recommended;" and for the com mission of such an awful outrage he will meet with "a cold reception" from An drews' friends. Dreadful, isn't it? . The Statesman has the following well timed remarks in reference to this matter : "In one thing Andrews and his teachers appear to be sincere, f They are either the most arrant pretenders in the world, or else they consider that no one shall have a word to say upon the management of the common schools of Ohio but themselves. Tley claim that the law was drafted iy teachers, that it is, therefore, their school system, and when the people, who pay the millions of dollars taxes it assesses, ask to have some share in selecting the chief of ficer it creates, they tell the people, "not at all." It is our law, our office, and when the people ask to have a choice of men, the people are very impertinent, Now, none but a hopeless fool can expect the people to tolerate such impudence, and if it be persisted in, they will very soon find a way to rid themselves of all domination in the matter. . .. " , ... . "To say that Mr. Barney shall not be elected, at the peril of meeting with a "cold reception" from the teachers, of whom the law invests him with control, is to say, that if. we, ' the teachers, do not have these schools all our own way, we will show the people that we . hold them and their officer in sovereign contempt and defiance..' . - "Now, Messrs. Teachers, yon have ob tained a law, suoh as you have been ask ing for, for years. The only .imperfection you see in it is that it does not give you Superintendents enough, by four. Bat such as it is you have it. You have laud ed it to the skies, without testing it, 'and seem to think there is nothing more to be desired under it, but more offices and salaries.' -' You are not content now to let the people take hold of the law, elect such person under it as they may wish, without telling them whom you wish elected, and whom alone, you will respect, in .the dis charge of his duues. Just recollect the dog, which in his eagerness to seoure the shadow lost the whole substanoe. Clamor as much, and as loudly, as you please, for, Andrews; but when you oome to say that he is the only man in the State, whose election you will respect, you simply as sume to be masters of the people; ana you will soon learn that you nave not helpless children to play petty tyrant over with im- 03r The news by the late arrivals from California is of no very, special interest. , UrOia is ooiDtnjg ju preuy aounaanuy. uen O. Hinton, the great Ohio mail robber, has ; ' been arrested. The squatter diSeoltie have nearly subsided. Political excite-'. ': ment is running high. ! Temperance Conentioit : f lAt a meeting of the .Temperance dele ..':r-,. f gates, appointed by the mass meeting,' to : nominates icnijJcruv;o cbhuiubicv tor ;r.. J!J.. : r. - . . ': -. n slative offices, held in the court-house, la Woodsfield, Sept. 7th, 1853, JACOB T. MORRILL - was elected President, and James Smith, Secretary." ; f j H On motion the names of the delegajes, were called, and the following named per sons, were absent: David Farrier, Ed ward Reed, Elijah Hathaway, FJias1 Shriver, Thomas Griffith, Samuel Powell; Timothy? Smith, Elias .Barker, Jacob 'Nesperley,. T." A. Way and Samuel II.Rownd On motion the following persons-were appointed to fill vacancies:" Wm.'C. . Kirk wood, John W. Wheeler, F.D.Stephen,. Samuel A. Morgan. Wm. Daiter. Wm. Truax, Enoch D. Carrothers, Lewis Ship ley, R. S. Deal and Jesse Morris. On motion of Thomas , Mitchell,; two democratio vacancies were" omitted lo ba --' filled, and twenty votes" granted to the Democrats, six to the Whigs', and four to the Free-soilers. ; " ' : "; ; -1 " V On motion the convention adjourned to Hollister's office, and adopted the follow ing resolutions: . : Resolved, That the Democratio party ' has failed to meet the wishes of the tern perance men. ; ''""' '' ' ' ; . Resolved, That we endorse, the. nomi nation made by the Democratio party for this Senatorial District, of Dr. Western T. SiNCLAiRirjrhfch was' unanimously adopted ' ' x . ' , ; Resolved", That .wenominate a eandi date for the office of Represenlativoi - Whereupon Thomas Mitchell, of Per township"; was nominated for that offices. Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be signed by the officers and pub lished in the""Spirit of Democracy." - ;ft .yJ. Ti MORRILLv Prev5 i' James' Smith, Sec&r:fykih- : '- " - ' ' ' . . ; J : Antioch ZXeeting. ' v--;.'; At a meeting of the citizens of the town" of Antioch, Monroe county, Ohio, held in the "Scbpol Aouse W Moaday ' evenktgt' Sept. 6th in" reference"toa barrel of wbisv key that bad' been orought into said town tins evening, on motion George Datex-'v oEtasToalled tehe Chaif end Thomas. . MiTCHELLVjrV was appointed SeoretaryJ 4 '': After -a few remarka irr reference to the . cfteraclerof the town, the fcUowiog reco- lution was passed.' .VV-C' 'v.VV.--.v '-. . 'Resolved? That ajcoramittee TaT five & ' appointed tb wait on the gentlefnan'haviDit the whiskey, and tryfand'nurchase it of! him, with, the understanding that he will not bring any more ardent spirits to the-: town for trafficing or re!ailing and that ir the purchase be made the comrninee jrol it into the street and knock in th bead o( the barrel. ' vv r . f iUt" On motion'the"' meeting adjourned ti3'. Tuesday evening. . . 'v'" i ' '-"- ! " ' ' ' '. v ..Tcesdat ErEwwa', Sept. 6. The committee appointed under the res olution of Last evening reported as follows! "That they had waited on the gentleman v j having the barrel of whiskey, and that he - j agreed to take fWil whiat it cost hiin.. " Whereupon -the' commiilee paid him.. forv . V v said barrel, rolled it into the street, knock-' : - . . ed in the head, and let its eonrents flow as V. -' water." ".s '. A,'" . .' ' . XV;. i - . A vote of thanks was then given to tho gentleman for, his manly, conduct -andt prompt compliance with the wishes of the. citizens of the town. : 'i-L :' ''- ; V - v; MK Davenport leaving the chair. Josh-' ua Bowman was appointed Chairman, and the following resolutions were pawed: ' Resolved, That the Physicians of our town take charge of the balance of a keg of wine kept by a gentleman of oUr Tillage i'1 pay him therefor, divide it as they; proper, and use it for medical purposes. Resolved, That we, the citizens of tha 5 town oi antiocn, wiu aot in concert to pror . . r' ' hibit- the sale of ardent spirits in - said k town. -yM-; :-:;Vrrv;if-v3:.;' ; ''' ; Resolved, That we .request . such, pec-'l : ' v sons as think of locating herei not to brioj" -.-v ardent spirits of any kind for retailing : '' ' , Mesolved. That the proceedings of this ' meeting be published in the Spirit of Be moefkey, and that the editor be also 're-'.-quested to publish the . song,'" "My owni Temperance Home.' :'. v:; ,. ' -J' :. JOSHUA BOW M AN, CAsV ' Thos. Mitchell, Jr., Sec'y.,; . ;V..V We have: deferred the publioadoB o4h the "Song," as above requested. untiV next week. -r--v .'-w-'t " Received on Subscription To the "Spirit of Damooracv ' for iW . two'weeks ending Saturday, Septetnbe Dr. Willison, Wayne i-'L':-9 &b M. Cronin, - : - Vr '- 30- Robert Cree, Esqj., : David Bates, :T; ; Silas Headley, Adams : ; ' John Knoalton, Washington, Henry Sycks, Salem, ' :;.-"j v- v i; J. J. Eggar, Malaga, Richard Angus, Ohi9, T. Benninghaus, Summit, i James Gates, Sunabury,; Isaiah Mills, Bethel, ; T r : Or Mr. Walker has resigned &e CLba . Mission on account of ill heali; r' I ; (ttr P- Bartoa Kay htX t.ra tpointad - ; in. - 1 H