The following is taken from the January 7, 1853 issue of The Mahoning Free Democrat, a paper published by Howard and Cullaton out of Youngstown, Ohio:
Many of our readers are undoubtedly aware that a bill has been introduced by one Mr. Cushing in the Ohio Legislature "to prevent the further settlement of blacks and mulattoes in this state." All may not be aware however of the exact nature of this precious document and at the risk of putting before some of our readers what they may have seen before, we give the substance of the bill. It seems to us this gentleman is one of three unfortunate individuals who suffers from false position in the world--in the relation of slave driver to some Georgia planter--or doer of the dirty work to the house of Hapsburgh, his capabilities would have wider scope than in Ohio:
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Mr. Henry Burnet of this place, while engaged to-day in work upon the railroad, which is being extended over the canal for the furnace, fell some distance together with a large piece of timber, which crushed one of his legs so as to probably make amputation necessary.
--Second Trial of William O'Moore for the alleged murder of Miss Sarah J. Stewart--
On the second trial held last week in Lowelll sufficient evidence was found, in the opinion of the justice, to commit him for trial at the next Court, which will be, we are informed, in February.
The barn of Mr. Richards of Girard was destroyed on Wednesday evening by fire. Mr. Richards' loss is said to be some $800. It is supposed to be the work of an incendiary and we are informed a person whose name was not given us, has been lodged in Warren jail, on suspicion of having committed the crime. Such wretches can scarcely be to[o] severly dealt with.
In Austintown, Dec. 12th by Elder W.S. Gray, Mr. William Lanterman and Miss June Clarke, both of Austintown.
Note: In the 1850 census for Austintown, there are only two William Lantermans listed. The first was born in or about 1799 in Virginia, and the second is born in or about 1830 in Ohio. It is presumed that the younger William is the one who married Miss June Clarke. In fact, the 1860 census for Austintown shows the younger William (Jr.) married to Jane with Clark, Emily, and Almon. They are listed two homes down from the senior William Lanterman. In the 1870 census for Austintown, William (Jr.) is still listed with Jane and children Clark, Emily, Henry and Warren. Because Henry is listed as being nine years of age, one may presume that Almon passed away in the ten years previous. Almon was listed as 10 months of age in the 1860 census.