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-A 1TO K A N D PKO PH 1101 '" " J The M'Arthur Democrat. TERMS Or SUBSCRIPTION I , $1,00 per year, and if not payed within the iar, 2,00 will be chantd. . Thes Terms ' mutt Be strictly tomplUd uith, and no paper vill be discontinued until till arrearage are paid, unlets u( the option tfthspullUher. ' ' . ' ' ' TEEMS CF ADV EBTISiNO, ' ' CCTT One square, thi&nlincs or less first three insertions- t( 00 EacK'ddditlonat birfw. .;., 23 Cards one vtaiv'aar I '..., -$3,00. J liberal dftc'foi, wif ' ti mans (o per sens mMrlwingbj lAtjcar. ' lit' Offrrr(!(.nuNt nyubt in advance or oh' demand ,' ; , igf nt fof the .J'icirlhuTDfmofraty ' Tb folljwlng Oanlleaion will Boc.lv tnd Bjoelpl lot Sabwtiplioat ftnd AdvartlMintctt, for tlila 1 a pr,n Vinton Conui, Oito, . . ' . PiTToa Cox, " " Hamden Furnace. ' . W Tavleb, Jko. Clabk, Sr., J. Blokb, -. ' J. GlLLEN, Adam Ly.ns. Mt. Pleasant. Harrison Township. ' Bloers Store, Wilkesville. ' , j ' Swan. , . BUSINESS DIRECTORY, FOR VINTON COUNTY, OHIO. b. P. HEWITT, Judge of Probata Courl J. A. WALDEN, Clark Com. Pleas Court K. F, BINOH AM.Prosecuting Attorney, Wn.'TISUE. Sheriff.' JOSEPH MAGEE.' Auditor. J.SWEPSTON, Treasurer.. JAMES MALONE, Betoider. , NELSON RICHMOND. Surveyor. . GEO. ULLOM, Coroner. County Commissioner!, J. DOWD, J- KINNEY, ft JOHN SWAIM. School Examiner, 9. l GUNNING, G. VV. 8II0CKEY and . , E.'A. BRATTON. , ' ' - IKON With their F U H N A C E S , Vok Office A dresses. CuciMUATi I'untiACE, WestfitU SteW' art 4 Co., HamJenV Reeds Mill P. 0. Eaole Fubsacb. Shmley, Eentlc cy alily ;; 1 Co., Manufacturers of the best qu of Pig Iron. EugU Post Office. ViBTOir Fuhbacb, Means, Clark it Co. Vlanufacturers of best quality of Pig lroo, Vintou Furnace IHjst pffite. , LUbnKJi Fuace, Frmee; Tarr 6; Co. Reed's Mill Post Oflif e.: :'t Bio Sanu FuBKAcc, Burnett, L)n if Co., Manufacturer nf the best quiility vt Pig Iron. Pout Offiee at Allien. 0. MKRCItANT OP VlNJON, WHO ABE rln In Xirf Oeod. Suilwan, Qun$i, Boon, S)ki, Gro im t'-. ' - " McAbtbur. Julm S. Hum It. . J. K. tj- D Will.T. A. "Marl'-H, Oweu I)wd, G.V. & A. J. Dunklu, J. J. Miockey, S. , U'Miiuth ( Co., J. 61 E. Duttte, Suiuberer ij- Sliower, kthnjfl & KeynolJi. !' IlAMUEN.-lViii. Dill. P. D- T. H'ir.l, II. B. Hoore, J. B. J- V. B. illscn, Win. C. UUason. . WiLKisriiic S S. MurrjvJnWGilien. Clinc & Oarilner, Fcl'.on & Lafclloy', James JJlehkely. Can A. Strong. .' ' " ' . 'ALUSbVn.i',,-.-rtlcr .il Jer, Marc Mil lw, Joseph Wilcox,,.' ., .-...; -. t Mt. I'mamm. Pbillip S!n. 1. PiATTbTiut Spston Allison. II,. W. kioddard. r' ; . ; ;'' , ' ' ; ATRirrtMaiJ . Bloer. , McAbthubT E. P. Botl.Utn.W. R. Drake ' D.RUGGIS.Td.;- McAbihub. G. B. N ill. i f - Hindu. Davi&& Coliins. ' ' ViLBEtviLLE, Ctinf& Gardner;', BOOlDOESTORES: McAiitiiub.-J. G Shetland. C. B. Cce'swel E. F. BINGHAM , ; Alio r n cy at Law, , : McARTHUR, i OHIO, -Will practice in Yin ion and adjoining coun ties. Office ttirrti doors West' ot the Toot Office. .....-......, Feb, 9. 1853. -J a 34 tf 1 " - CHA8. A. H. DAHABIJf. .v ' LEwlg C. DAMABIK. CHAS. Ai M.DAMARIN & CO,, WHOLESALE GItOCEKS ' ill) DEALERS M PRODUCE. ' .-': ' No: 65, Fbokt Street, ' ' ' ' PORTSMOUTH,' OHIO." '' :' January 20. 1854. U. 1 ' ' 1 : . STEIN &; BROTHER, .1 . I Manufacturers and Wholesale dealer in 1 - .' : ioJie BAiTIMOR.E STREET,.. , Between Howard akd Libertt-sts. ..BALTIMORE. JulyS.'-M. ly. ' 0. 0. PHOCKIX, T. M. BABCOCKj JKO. BABCOCK. BA0C0C1&C0. pOLESALE :61iOCEIIS & r Coniniission Jlcrclianls. u'Hd.:R67 Water Street, NEW YORK; Febuary 17, "D4. Iy., , e,a.b ration;:, fAliorncy at Law, McARTHUR, OHIO.' .'V,', "ILL practice in Vinton and ml joining r counties. - UUice, one door easLof the "BIpe. Corner." ! v . u I- MUJOB t. CLABK.aa a".H'VJOHH P, PLYLB .CLARK AND PLYLEY,;; 5 ! Attorneys at' Lawi McARTHUR, OHIO. Wyi prclce, irt psrUurshipInTLJlOD Caimi ty, Ultlce, iour dcra east 01,4 Sisson .. Wert's Hotel; . LADY AND THE ROBBERS. . Ia A charming village, situated in a truly romantic country,' but it consid erable distance from the high road, Baron R- was accustomed to spend the summer. His mansion, built on an eminence, waj perfectly adapted to his fortune. It was , spacious build ing, elegant within and without, and displayed a good style of architecture. it was about 2'JU paces from the vil. Business obliged the Baron to take a journey of a few days. His wife, a young and beautiful womanscarcely twenty years of age remained at home. tie took wttb liinitwo of his servants. and two others were left with the bar oness. No violation of the public se curity had ever been heard of in that part ot the country: and as the baron- ess did not belong to the timid portion 01 uer sex, cue luea oi danger was tar from entering her mind. The second evenincr after the baron's departure, as she was stepping into bed, w auo uearu. an aiarming noise in an apartment near the chamber. She called, but received no answer. ' The noise, screaming and contusion, grew louder every minute. She was at a loss to conceive what was the matter, and hastily putting on a garment, went to the door to discover the cause. What a horrid spectacle presented it sell! Uer two servants, half naked, wem extended lifeless on the Jloorlll The room was lull of strange and ferocious-looking men, the baroness's chambermaid was kneeling belore one ol themand instead ot the mercy she implored, received the fatal stroke, no sooner did the door open, than two of the barbarians, with drawn swords, rushed towards it. What man not to say what woman would not have ,been struck with the utmost terror and have given up life, and every thing as lost! A loud shriek ot desnair a tlight of a lew paces would.probably, uo iue last rei resource 01 many. the baroness, however, conducted her self in a different manner. "And you have come at last!" ex claimed she, with a tone of heartfelt joy, and advancing towards her two as sailants, with a haste which highly astonished them both, and fortunately stopped their uplifted weapons. "Are jou come at last!" repeated she, "such visitors as I have long wisiieu to see. "WUhed," muttered one of the as sassins. "What do you mean by that? uut stay, 1 win He had already raisrd his cutlass, but his comrade averted the stroke: "Slop a moment, brother," said he, "let us. first hear what she would have." "Nothing.but w hat is your pleasure, brave xomrades. You have made charming work here, I see, You are men alter my own heart, and neither you nor 1 shall have any reason to re pent it, if you will listen for two min utes to what 1 have to sav. .vfcpeak! Fpeak(" cried the whole romnabV. JV ' "But be quiwk," added one of the fiercest' of theni,' "for we shall not make much ceremony wilu you,eitlier . vnevcnneiess, 1 nope you rniy, 11 ou but grant mc iiearinr. Know. then, that 1 am, to be sure, the wife of the richest gentleman in the country ut me wile ol the meanest bctrirar can not be more unhappy than I am. My tusband is one ot the most jealous and niggardly ' wretches on the earth. late him as I hate the -, and it has 0' g been the fervent wish of my heart to get out ot his clulchds and at the same time to pay him' off old scores. All my servants were his spies and that fellow, whose business you have done so completely, was the worst them all. 1 am scarcely twenty-two, and as I flatter myself, at least not U- iy, 11 any 01 you cnouse to take me along with yori, I will accompanv him to the woods or to the village alehouse. or snail any 01 you- have reason repent sparing my life. .. You are in well-stored mansion, but it is impossi ble you should be acquainted with all its secret corners. ' These I will show you, and if I do not make you richer by b.uuu dollars, tuen serve me as you 1 1. a a "). m uaveaonemy cuamrjer-maid.", Kobbers ot this kind are certainly villains, but, nevertheless, they are still men. 1 he wholly unexpe ted tenden cy ol the baroness s address added the unatlected tone with, which she spoke,and the more than ordinary beau ty of the female altogether produced a powerlul enect on men whose hands were yet reeking Willi the blood they had shed. .They all stepped aside, and consulted together in a low tone,' for some minutes. The baroness was left quite alone, but she betrayed not the least wish to escape. . bue heard two or three thus express themselves:- 'Let's despatch her and the game will be op.' She- however, scarcely changed her coior, iur opposition 01 the others did not .escape her acute ear: One, who was probably the captain of.' the ban ditti, now advanced towards her. He asked twice or thrice whether might rely on (he truth of. , what said whether she actually wished be released trom the tyranny of her hus band and go with them. ' and 'whether sht was ready to resign herself to one thera, (a himself, for instance, during the few peaceful days they could enjoyl 1 of to a to be to ol Having replied in the affirmative lo'slf those questions having not only' suf fered the warm embrace of the robber, but returned It for what will riot ne-' cessity excuse? he at. length aaidjj'' ,' . "Come along, then, , and lead jus round. ' The 7 trust yoi ' ladies' .of, rank, but we'll venture for .pnec'.ut; let me tell you, beforehand, that, were you ten times as handsome, this.; wea pon shall cleave your skvll the mo ment we see the least disposition to es cape or betray us." . -1.1 ,tn: "Then it will be safe enough-and were this the only condition of toy death, I should outlive ' you all, and even the wandering Jew himself, The baroness smiled When she "pronounced these words, hastily siiattjied up the nearest light, as though sjio . had been as anxious at any of them to collect (he plunder and be gone, conducted the whole company through, every appart ment;. opened, unasked, every - door, every drawer and every chest; assisted in emptying them and packing 'J tip the valuables; looked with the' titnVcst in difference over the mangled bodies; spoke with the familiarity of. aii bid ac quaintance to each, of the horrid troop: and willingly aided, with her delicate hands, in the most laborious, occupa tion. , ... , , Plate, money, iewelsv and other val. uables were now collected toeether.and the captain oi the banditti was already giving 1 ne oraer lortue march, when i!J .'JI 'l 1. . .... 111s ue8iinea unae suddenly caught him by the arm. "Did I not tell y 00." said she, "that you should not repent ' ma- 1.: - r . j aiuir a. iricuu wi we, anu sparing my life! You may, ' indeed. lme vour fling h places you find open; but it is a pity you cannot come at treasures that are a little concealed. . What! do you suppose that among coffers so full ol the most vaiuauio enects there are.no .1" I SI vt k secret places? Look - here,, and -then you will be convinced to the contrary.1 She pointed to a secret spring in the baron's writing-desk. ' She pressed upon it, and out felt six rouleaus, each contain two hundred dollars. " " " "Zounds!" cried the leader 'bt (tie robbers, "now I see you are an incom". parable woman.' I will keep you fur tins line a uucness. ' . . ... "And, perhaps, better still,''; replied she, laughing, "when I tell you ot one thing more. I am well aware that you mutt have spies who informed you -W the absence ot my tyrant but they did not tell you of the four hundred guilders he received yesterday?'' "Not a sylable: where are they?" "O, safe enough under half a dozen locks and bolts. You would certainly not have found them and the iron chest, had it not been for me. ' Coine along comrades we have finished above giound, and now we'll see what is' to be done under it. , Come along with me, I say, into the cellar." ,, ' . w." . The robbers followed, but not with out precaution. . At the entrance ot the cellar, provided with a strong trap-door, a man wbs pos'.ed .as eentinal. M.Tbe baroness did not take the least notice of this. -.- .' - - -! i vi She conducted the whole troop to a vault at the farthest extremity of the cellar. She unlocked it, and in 'the f orner of this recess fitood 'the' chest she iid described. "Here," said she, giving the captain a bunch ofT keys, "hcre.unlock it, and fake what you find as a wedding gilt, you, can obtain the contenL of your companions as readily as you have gained mine. . t I he robber tried one key aker anotu- er, but none would fit.-.-He grew in patient, and the baroness feemfed1 still more so. ' V" ' i v "Lend me tliem," said she, sliail find the way sooner, IndeedkiLwe don't make haste, the. morning ,' might overtake us. i Hal only think, thtfrea son neither of us could unlocki'It-'is clear enough.. As welcome 'asJ "jbar visi rs to me, yet 1 have' ho scruples to confess that the arrival of great pleas ure has flurried me1" a iitlle.,'u I; havi brought the wrong bunch of Iteys. 'J moment's patience, and ' I'll sooa se f Ii 1 it eve rn inhfo set She ran up stairs, and presently tbey heard her coming down; but' she went slow If, as if out of '' breath - with the haste she had made. 'I've found them! cried she, at a distance. ' She ' was within about three steps of the' person placed at the entrance of 'the cellar, wnen sue maae a spring at tne wretcn, who as little expected the dissolution 0 the world as such'an attack'.' " A singii push with her strengtfi' tumbled, hirri down the'stairs' from, the top ! tbllie bottom. In a twipkling she closed the trap door bolted it, and thus had the whole company secured in the. eel lar... Ibis was the work of a single moment. In the next she Hew across the court-yard, and with' a candle set fire to a detached pigstye.' The watch man irr the- neighboring 'tiliae,'ter ceiving the flames,1 instantly gave the alarm. . '' In a few minutes the inhabi tants were eut of their bedsland a crowd of farmers and their servants hastened to the mansion; The baroness waited for them at the gate of the court-yardf "A few of you.V.said. slie,ja'wi1l sufficient to put out this fire, or prevent it from spreading. But now provide yourselves with arms, which you. will find in abundance in my husband's ar mory. - Post yourselves at the aven uei of the cellar, and "suffer noT6nY the murderers and robbers shut up in it to escape." , ' . t ller" directions were obeyed, and not one of them escaped the punishment due to his crimes. The Clerk's Wife! A merchant's clerk, of the Rue Haute villey recently " married. His master had a niece, of Spanish birthan or phan She is not pretty, though very sensible and well-informed. . At the balls, )ast winter little or no attention was paid to her; indeed, she seemed to attend them rather as a whim than from inclination or amusement, as she seld om ver danced. , But if she did not dance, she noticed much and listened to more. The clerk soon observed that the lady was only invited to ' dance when no other part ner could be obtained. She herself had already noticed the same fact. Being a gallant man, he acted accordingly. The incidents that led to the denouement may be easily divined..' In six weeks alter his first dance with the fair Spaniard, he ob tained her permission to ask her uncle joe per hand in marriage, tie aston ished, gave bis clerk's proposal a very coot reception, ana then bad a long mcivicw wuu ui ueice. r many, however, all was arranged, and the lovers were married on Tuesday. The Thursday alter breakfast. Adeline said to' her husband, who exhibited consid erable chagrin at being compelled to return to tlte duties of his otiice thus early in the honeymoon. Very well -don't go there eo there no more!" . VMy love it is very easy to say so, but ". . i-.Easy to say, and easy to do both. I have a million and a halt. Nobody knows it but my uncle. I always made . -r 1 ... a pomi 01 iorgemng iimyseu, because 1 Wished to choose a really disinterest ed husband. There need be no more office work for you if you do not wish it. ' Yet still, my advise is, husband, that you neglect nothing." . AFTER-DLNNER ENJOYMENT OF A ROMAN EMPEROR. Caligula must have been a most un pleasant man to dine with. He enter tained himself and hisguests with the sight of men tortured on the rack, and luigoi, up pnvare executions on these occasions to enliven the scene. We read of her Majesty's concerts, and how "Air. Anderson" presided at the piano. But the Romans only heard of their Emperor's killing in fun, to frighten his guests with, and how his divinity s pri vate headsman, Niger Barbatus, per formed as usual, with his well-known dexterity. His frolics were of a real- y lnghtful character. It was after a banquet, when the capital jest of slay ing had failed to make him as merry as usual, that he rushed to the sacrific ial altar, attired in the dress of a vic- im-killer, that is, with a linen am-or. for his sole costume.' He seized the mallet as though be were about to slay the appointed victim, but he turned sud denly found oa the resident official.and butchered him instead. And there at, all who had witnessed the frolicsome deed of iheirmasterdeclarpd that 4,Fore Jove 'twas a more capital joke than the last' " His answer to the consuls who ventured to ask the cause of a burst of aughler in 'which he indulged at a crowded feast is well known. "I laugh to think," said the amiable creature, "thti with one wave ol my hand I can sweep all your stupid heads off!" His method of loving was equally charac teristic. "He would swing bis terrible arm round the UK neck he professed to admire, and express his dc ight that 11C lUUiU LUllL UU Wlltfll 1I V eased. There' was' a brilliant Uesohia: "i can not tell," said her imperial lover at a least, " why is 11 that 1 ant so tond ol that girl. , i'll have her put on the rack lpr.a quarter ot an hour, that she may lie compelled to ten me the reason. ! Bluebeard was the mildest of Qua ker gentleman compared with this Ca- Jgula; A lady might as well have been wooed by a bbaconstrtctot.- a'L. c 1 "' 1 of . , jUsiAFTisa . Cement.1 Three parts good rosin, two parts bees-wax and one pan ot .beet tallow. 1 Melt in an iron pipkin. and pour into cold water. Oil the hands, and work the mass thorough ly, the same as shoemakers manipulate their wax, arnd when the water is fully expelled, and the wax assumes a light goiuen or whitish hue, it is tit tor use Wax, made in this way will adhere to the trees, for two or three years; it is hard enough not to be materially affec ted by heat, and sufficiently pliant not to crack or peel ou in cold weather. 1? or covering the stumps of amputated jltrees, and wounds caused by accidents mis cement is possessed ol great value livery larmer should keep a quantity on uana, to be, used when wanted. . . " A lawyer . having some legal' business (o transact 'with x widow lady, took oc casTon td indhlre her age. The matron who hsd'ldng stuce doffed the widow's weeds", attempted to look prim sod much youoggr Jhan she really was, as she re plied .,-;!. , . ThiitT-fire Tears, sir." , ..Then tura'me to the daughter, ha said , ''May I be so bold Miss, as to inquire JnU'r ' ' ' " ' " 'Cefiainly., I am a little past thirty two, moat three years jounget thaa. atotker. Down with the Local Taxes—Democrats, to the Rescue! "We have to administer the government with vigilant integriry ami strict ecuriom) J -Prtiulntt Pierce's Message , , , "An exercise by 1be Greneral AsscmMy by the power granted by the Constitution. 10 re strict (lie taxation by the anthorities of cities and incorporated villages, as well as of coun ty commisstoncn, thereby prevenliog the aWe of such power." Ohio Democratic The President states ss shore tle'ee.'n- eral proposition; and the Democracy re sponded to It by a specific recommenda tion. The lest is a legitimate, deduc tion frexn ths first. If there. is one, sub ject to which Democrats have gWsn es pecial heed, it is the doctrine oacuno- my end accountability in the money matters as connected with the govern ment. In national affairs, the. Indepen dent Treasury is ahe monument which 0 vershadows all other propositions ever mads to secure these objects. In our domestic affairs in Ohio, we have had s rigid economy practiced by the Demo cratic Administration. If .there isany complaint made against ' the present of ficers, and especially Mr. Auditor Mor gan, it is the unwearied vigilance With which he guards the treasury. Com plaints aie not made, as was the case with Auditor Woods, of drawing mote from the treasuary in defiance of law, or by a loose construction of law, . Bui the only complaints made of tha present Auditor is that ss regardsrfentf andfoi, he has been only true to the- dictate of his own judgment and the interests of the State. Such complaints we have heard from Democrats aud Whigs, Bui the people prefer to have errors maJe.il any, in their favor, than iu favor of a system which would in time , beget ah irresponsible and loose mode of audit ing the public accounts. The taxes a levied by the State, as we have shown, have been as reasonably and ecouomically levied, and applied, as the utmost captiousness could wish. the school fund is large; bat when that matter is suggested for a reduction, who advocates it? It was reduced somewhat by the late Legislature one-half mill of the levy though by ' the increased amount of the taxable property un the duplicate, the same amount will be rais ed. Still, we do not Snd Whigs demand ing a reduction cf this tax. All who have demanded it are Democrats,' and this is significant, asshowingwhat par ty is continually watchful over the tax ing system. ' ' Again: The last Legislature only fair, ed much as would pay the interest the State debt, and to equip the Sinking Fund according to the constitution, to reduce the principal of that debt. Who objects to this tax? Whigs? No. They will not ask the Slate to repudiate. Do mocrats had a controversy about the amount to be levied, so as to sink the principal more or less rapidly. They finally agreed to levy as little as the constitution required, qui was tbere ver any question about the propriety of evying. at least thus much! Whigs could not ' object to it any more than they could to the annual appropriation foi the new State House; for they we.rt, f not altogether, at least greatly re ponsible for the State debt aud State House. , , , ..... Now,' take from the State debt, the School Fund and the fund for the State debt, and what remains of-the- SiaU etyt Look to the year 1853, aud, vou will find that for the support, of (he State Government, iuchiding legislative. udiciary and executive departments,. benevolent institutions, penitentiary, new lunatic asylums, Slats Uouse, &c. only 6593.396. ,,, ;, If any one wants further to analyze this amount, let them strike of for objects unnecessary and improper. Shall the rogues run at large, and the Peuiteatias ry be razed? Shall our benevolent jnsti. ulions, now meagrely and meanly sup ported, be further beggared? Shall t(i State House remain a monument of grand attempt and a pitiful fulfillment'! now, ict uin ignuraui uauoiere aooui Locofoco extravagance look to the other items of the tax of 1853, which was the heaviest year.'' . , . . ,, The whole tax was- $7,823,805 Deduct fur aisle pvrpoies 993,996 which leaves.'...'.''..-..... 47,230,409 'VVbere did this immense sum go to? Who levied 11? .The State debt and in terest amounted to fel,lSG,703. The school levy (1,246,133. The rest of it must be referred to county, township, poor, bridge, building, railroads, corpu ration, special echool, aud scholl house purposes, J-c. The great body of this has been levied directly by the people or their more immediate agents and muu icipililies, It does not attach to the State authorities. The. relative proportion for the past year is not greatly altered, except thai the State taxes ere reduced. Where, then, ia the burden of our tax ation? The resolution of the Demo cratic State Convention : above quoted points to it. as well as to the remedy. lbe taxation levied by the authorities of cities and villages, as well as -coun ties this is the burden. Some part this burden can' fie remedied by . more stringent restrictive legislation. U But great part of it ia utterly reiaeciless. Debts created for expensive town balls like that at the Ashtabula county seat; for railroad loans, like that m Musnjpz um county, etc.. must ,be paid, aud interest on them met punctually.. , .' Some of our Whig papers have within a' few days boasted of Western credit, because it had met the interest on long list of bonds issued for a thousand and one purposes. , Vet the same stultify themselves by complaining 01 the immense taxation,,. levied l?pa this interestYand withpul which whole sale repudiatioa by the local aajaprtiCej would have sdsusd. TWAetlslature to be elected this fall o?ut"be' Democratic, if for no other rea- taix tisAio examine aud restrict the reek lesslicepse takes k ; towns, township snd'coantieVhi ttiVir' local levies. It "musl.tesarJttfsBof, the clamors of Whig office-holder, hanteri and' jobbers, sp 'ply the knife 6 therotten limb. Let Citic'.nnatl set the example; Cleeland is already 'alire' to ' i;a Importance. Zanesville Oh! how that lax-riddea place is in need of the axe. at the root of its Whig tax 'opss. Dayton will our friends of thd'Empire please analyze the local taxes there? We shall attend to the counties in their order, following W. previous. pUn. ' Bull we suggest to evary Democratie-sditor In' Ohio, t placs this BSaOLVa OAlST LOCAL TAX at the mast usab. and uever desert the pripcji.lo.centajriad .iu it until we free the State from- ths excrable, oppressions of our focal authorities.'' Let auljcrr jiehceftfrtK be: "DOWN Wrni TflE LOCAL TAXES! OUT WITH TUB LCCAb WHIG GALPHINSI UP WITH THKBANJiEROF BCONO- MY IN . EVRY DEPARTMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT!" Sfofistrton d Denocrati .' ; Distressing Shooting Affair. Last nifti) about 10 o'clocka shooi ng affair, whwh will probably result in leath, took pIhcb in front of the Nation. al Theatre' The . circumVtance of the caseas'nea'r ks'we c'oulif i'ea'rs, 'are as loiiows: Mr. Charles OriusbT. one of the head' clerk in' ther Natiuusl, Tele ijrph,"4i, eiigog'ed-to be ' marrted to a hijjtily reapettabUjyouyg , lady of this tit); aud.,, undemanding that vounir man named Thome Jennings. gdnof Mr. C Xenrtiiiiis me'rchaBt" tailor. Main street, had circBlateS fe.iorts' chtcblated U reflect upon the Character of bis be trothed, proceeded to the Theatre, where young Jeunlngi was invitd by1 him out of doors. Ormsby aiked Jeimiues if he had made his boasts i.n public mat ha had seduced, Miss v - Jennings ie plied,."! did,'! Whereupon Ormsby drew pistol and, placing t to Jennings' bead, the force of the explosion tore off a pdrtioa of his upper litt'eud shattered his .nose.; The wounded maan ' was im mediately conveyed to the .'Woodruff House, sod assistance of Drs. Foster aad Wdod called, but, up to the last hour, It was not "ascertained where, the ball bad lodged, arid the' condition of Jeu ningswas suchas'td rendet bis recover very doubtful.' 4 . . 1 Deputy Marshal John Gray was wlthlrt I few teet of Hie parties when the occur. ieuce..took -place, end Instantly arrested Urmsby,. ; He made no resitance, and on his way to the staion-houae stated to '.be officer that Jeuning had seduced his wife, and admitted that he shot him. He fur ther said, a,l do not care If I am hung he has ruined me." He .gave up the pis. lot, and ob arriving at the-station-house fainted. .anil after being restored was locked up to . await an examination, which will probably take place to-mor- mow. morning. -,. , ',Bpth Ormsby and : Jenaing are yqung men' who are well known in this c,ity, and are, of tne highest re.open'.nbtlity. Cincinnati Enquirer Jan. 14. . a ,, of a the ; the pa pers :0iie of the pioneers of -Ohie, Hon.' Wm. Rufus Putman, died bn' the 1st inst., at Marietta. He was a soa of Gen. Rufus Putman, UftOestabHshed the first permanent settlement of whites ia Ohio, He was born in Rutland, Mass., in 1771, and was 83 years of age at the time of his death.' 'He graduated at Yale Col, lege, aud iu 1301,' was a repraseutative of Washington county ia the territorial Legislature, He served several terms ia each House of the Ligiilature, after, the organization' ot the State. ' 1 i. - ;,. COVBAT BXTWKF.lf AST . ALLIOATOB ASP a Gab, The Mobile JTrtOMna relates a Ugtia. w blctrtook. place some time ago in a.quiet, lake near Chsctaw Bluff.batweeo a'a alligator and, gar, in which th latter singttlar fish" came off victorious, haviog cuu w eu 1 no icg, anu iui ui aaarp veeta cut the throat ''of 1if 'antagofiUt.;' ,V are told the curious fact that the surface1 fer a wide 'space artiund Was -covered With trery Species of fish and a bamber of alligators, all seemingly attracted by the noise made by the combatant, aad spell-bound i. contemplating lha coa flic; "1 ' Hi t iif,.l. ,1 m . .' J hit h1 . AsotHER Veto. Governor Bigler haa vetoed the bill relieving ' the Ohirtand Pennsjlv'ania'.'Raiiroad Compaay from fines to the ambuot of $70,000, jnCiirred by those companies fussing small notes contrary 10 the small note law of Penn sylvania, -.t .!?!,. j.,.: ,-i -1 ! jits saiTtbat Da'iiiei Ultmsn was da. nounced by one speaker' as a truckling, falsehearted political nack, at the Know Nothing Convention now ia Session at Scheanectady, " New York." ' The 'new onj, num n ccounis, istsi.w teniunj snart tji pht uMel', "f ja'"j ! Ma'. Chahdleb "'o Ira t tsUPOBAL Poweb or thb Popa.M. tliandtet oc cupied the attention of the House For hour yesterday upon the tmp6tal sow. er of the Pope of Roma; As Mr. Coat ler is a,Romah'Ctholio, and gen trees an of. elevated, Biorality sots Bndoubte u( ents, be was listeaed to with maWed la terest, 1: i tttms vef tha atrongest ear ntetness and' eir.phssis 1 be denied the charge that the , Rowan Cattiotica ', owe any allegiance t6 the Pope as a temporal power. '-niOd this point ne spoke with aa eloquence and power which called uh an exhibiiiou of applsoae iu the House which has beehi bal Mldom witnessed. Mr. Chandler's remarks, eustaiaedby abuadenl .historiefat tvtdSnce, ' ought to put to vest the "-'chsyge. so freely made, thkVRo man Catholics 'owe .temporal at. Wash, Union January 12.