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ASHLA5D, WEDXESDAT, SEPT. 20, 1851.
' DEMOCBATIC TICKET.
For J odge of the Supreme Court,
SHEPARD F. N ORRIS,
' ' Ot CLERMONT COTTNTT.
For Member Board of Public Works,
7- ALEXANDER P. MILLER,
OF Btm.ES. COTJNTT.
-. 7- "or Congress,
T : n. n. johnson",
V For Probate Judge, .
" - ' A. L. CURTIS.
- ' For Clerk of the Court,
- JOHN SHERIDAN.
For Prosecuting Attorney, .
; , JOHN S. FULTON.
-.- JOHN D. JONES.
For Auditor, '
; ISAAC GATES. .
t-.. or Treasurer .
! . For Commissioner,
For Infirmary Director,
-. HUGH -McGUIRE
Our old friend Clingan has fa
vored as with another poetical effusion.
It, will be found on first page,
i Read the 44 Letter from the West
reader, and you will manifest a " leav
ing n'. disposition instanter. Would be
glad to hear from you again, friend "P."
St. Ctu serves up a good variety, as
usual." : Ho don't write any but readable
letters. ' :. . .
The Editor of the Timet is in consid
erable trouble because we did not pub
Iiah the proceedings of our Congressional
Convention in vour last issue. For his
"benefit we will state, that the proceed
ings were not furnished us until after
t our paper was published. We hope our
''neighbor will not be " ezoroised " about
s the Resolutions. He should bear in
mind that the Convention was Democrat
i io, and if the proceedings do not suit
- him he must attribute it to that fact.
""The proceedings will be found in another
TO THE BESieCSACT OF
, -The campaign is now opened, and the
i Fusienists and a few discontented Demo
i oral are arraying themselves against a
- portion of the Democratic ticket. This
' is more particularly the case in regard
.to our humble self, as the .Democratic
-candidate for Clerk of the Court. Gross
! charges are preferred against us, but we
,7 have too much faith in the intelligence
of the Democracy of .this county, to be
led. off by electioneering lies sprung on
i the eve of an election. The same game
was pursued against us when we were a
'candidate before. ' How true those char
ges were, we submit to every man who
has since become acquainted with us.
i With our. friends we do net deem a ref
i utation of these charges necessary, and
onIy refer to the matter because of the
,.exiraoruiaary euorts uui are oemg maae
.to blacken our .private character. We
- only . wish it borne in. mind, that these
Charges are only made by persons who
' 'lave long been bur most bitter personal
Enemies,-. " ""- .' "
..... .. .- - v- ; -; .
The same game, in part, is also being
.resorted. to, to defeat Mr. Sjtcrr, the
.nominee.for Treasurer. .We trust and
- believe that the Democracy of this Coun
?ty know-Mr.' Smurr to well,te doubt
" 'his competency to discharge the duties
,,.'f the office' for which he is a candidate,
' Trt'le with those who know him his pri-.
""' "jXL - : ' , V,, , " '
J-C;-i r SKIES BBIGUT. ;
; During ; the past week we passed
through the townships of Hanover' and
.Green," in. the south part of this county,
and -bad . the pleasure of taking by the
hand many of the sterling Democrats of
that region. . - Old South Carolina " is
op in arms, ready for the enemy and if
any stray Fosionist should happen to
- visit Green, he will not find any of the
Democracy there green n enough to
bite at any of his bates. They want no
instructions from any quarter as to how
Ibey shall vote, . believing themselves
fully competent to do their own thinking.
They stand united as one man, and will
administer a dose to the Fusionists that
will teach them better manners than to
oeme into their townships begging votes
for Whig office-hunter. Depend upon
it, the Fusion u oonsarn " finds no friends
in that quarter.' Our word , for it, the
Democratic majorities in the southern
townships of this oounty will be larger
than.: usual : Many old-line. National
Whigs, refuse to join in with the Fusion
coalition, to degrade the once powerful
and national Whig party into a mere
sectional party, formed solely to help
a few office-seekers into " place and pow
er Fusionists, Fusionists ! beware of
the election day !
THE F17SI0lOtJB DCTT.
From all parts of the County we bear
cheering reports from the true and reli
able Democrats, that none are led off by
the new Whig bantling called Fusion.
Daily it is becoming more and more evi
dent, that Fusion will find
Jordan a kard rood to traable
One or two men who claim to have
acted with the Democratic party, cannot,
by throwing themselves into the embra
ces of . Wbiggery, lead any but themselves
tray. In no place can. we hear that
any disaffection exists, except in Ash
land. Talk to the Fusionists in Ashland
and they will tell you that the disaffec
tion exists in the county. The fact is,
the whole Fusion movement is a com
plete failure; it will not receive a Cor
poral's guard from the Democratic party.
The leaders themselves are beginning to
see the hand writing on the wall and all
their blustering and bloviating fails to
make the least impression.
Lord Nelson, on the eve of the great
naval battle of Trafalgar, said to his
crew, " to-day, England expects every
man to do his duty I" . They did do their
duty, and the result was a glorious vic
tory in favor of the British. Democrats,
do but your duty in the coming contest,
and victory must again perch upon our
banners! Let every Democrat make
this contest part and parcel of his own
business, and go to work as if success
depended upon his exertions alone.
Let us administer a rebuke to Whiggery
and the traitors to Democracy, that they
will long remember. These traitors will
discover, when too late to save them
selves, that they have only thrown them
selves into the embraces of Whiggery,
and. the Whig leaders who now tickle
their ears with flattering words, once in
power, will turn from them with digust
and despise the hands that feed them I
SEW OBK POLITICS.
. Judos Bronson, of New York, has
been nominated by the Hards for Gov
ernor of that State. He expresses him
self strongly in favor of delivering up
fugitive slaves, and thinks the law should
be faithfully executed. On the " ques
tion at issue ," as the Fusionists say,
he is "decidedly in favor of allowing
the people of every State and Territory
to regulate their domestic institutions
for themselves, instead of carrying such
matters into the halls of Congress, where
they have already proved a dangerous
bone of contention ." -
The following is an extract from his
letter, which, we think, will meet the
approval of all men of all parties, and
we particularly eall the attention of the
Fusionists to at least the " first reading "
of the article :
- " The practice of giving pledges to
suit the views of particular classes of
electors is one of recent date, and has
for the most part, been introduced by
men of doubtful character. It has of
ten been resorted to as a means of cheat
ing the people ; for experience has prov
ed that promises made to catch votes
are as readily broken as they are freely
made. If the past life of a candidate
for ' office does not furnish a sufficient
guarantee for the rectitude of his future
conduct, it is much safer to vote against
him than "to trust in promises. None
of our illustrious Presidents or Govern
ors ever resorted to pledges to further
any election, and without presuming to
rank myself with them, I think it safe to
follow their example ."
Our Whig brethren, and all others,
would do well to keep these remarks up
permost in their minds, for they are tine,
and will commend themselves to the fa
vorable consideration of every man.
We once heard an anecdote which il
lustrates the' present condition of the
Fusion party exactly. An oldish couple
had been joined in the holy bonds of
matrimony, but a short time, when the
wife thought she discovered some signs
of dissatisfaction on the part of the hus
band; in faet, there had been some lit
tle family jars, and she took the liberty
to question him -upon the matter. He
renewed his assurances of attachment,
and said that her fears were, unfounded
But it was not long before she again ex
pressed her doubts as to the durability
of his love' vows, when he was equally,
prompt in assuring her that his attach
ment was undying. A third time she
frankly told him she believed he did not
love her. To this he replied in a half
doubting manner, " that he did love her,
" but its d d hard work ." . We hope
our Whig and Free Soil friends are not
making such hard work of it.
ILL IBSCSD JUT HAT .'
The Whigs and Fusionists of the Dis
trict composed of Stark, Summit, &c,
have . nominated Bew. Letter, of Hat
notoriety, for Congress. Benjamin, for
years past, has been grouty because the
Democracy of Stark county refused to
give him a life lease on all the offices in
the gift of the party. " Leiter, like a
dog " returning to his vomit ," is only
returning to his first hr?e Whiggery
for be it known that when he first made
his advent into Ohio he was a Whig.
Finding, however, "it was no use o'
talkin'," presto, he became a Democrat
henceforward. This nomination will not
help his ease. The second Tuesday of
October will let the Governor down
some. .Democrats, and all good citizens
of Canton, stand back when he falls, for
" thereby hangs a tale ! "
J jrpy Meigs Campbell, the Hat man
of Ashland, has just "received a large
and fine assortment of new Hats, of new
styles, new shapes, and all colors. . Any
' person: wishing to select from a variety,
can: be .'accommodated by calling in at
.the sign of the' "un tameable Hyena,"
3ST" It may not be generally known
that Mr. Goosfellow has just received
quite an addition to his stock of Jewel
ry. His stock is now complete in every
thins usually kept by Jewelers. Call
in and see for yourselves. :
' New. York, Sept. 13.
Several failures among stock brokers
are announced, this morning in conse
quence of a great rise in Jbrie.
It is well known that the New York
Evening Post was a violent opponent
of the Nebraska bill, but since the emi
gration has commenced flowing into the
territories, it has changed front. The
editor no longer has any fears thtt Slave
ry will go there, and now takes his po
sition against the restoration of the Mis
souri Compromise I -Fusionists, hear
him for his cause: -
" Now, if we insist and compel the res
toration of the Missouri Compromise, do
we not also by that very act, restore all
the conditions previously existing favor
able to slavery? Do we desire this?
We aro now placed in a better position
than we have ever before occupied for a
successful opposition to the spread of
slavery, and for the extinction of slave
ry where it now exists in territories cut
of which new States aro to be formed.
Let us make the most of this favorable
position. Instead of pursuing chimeri
cal schemes instead of re-constructing
a bad bargain, now annulled by the faith
lessness of the other party, let us avail
ourselves of the unsolicited advantage
which has been given to us ."
Fusionists, theso are the words of
Williah Cullen Bryant, who has been
second to no man in the North in his
opposition to slavery. They are the
words of truth and soberness, and should
be well considered Let us. have no
more compromises with slavery. Kan
sas and Nebraska are bound to be free
the Missouri Compromise can do no more.
The restoration of the Missouri Compro
mise will only aggravate the South, and
accomplish no good for the North. In
tolerance will beget intolerance, and the
result will be an agitation such as this
country has never yet witnessed. Let
us take the slavery question out of the
halls of Congress, and leave it to be set
tled by the people, and freedom must
triumph ! Out of all the territory now
belonging to the United States, there is no
probability of there being more than two
more slave States, if left to the people
themselves. The South have voluntari
ly offered to settle the slavery question
upon this basis. Let us take them at
their own offer,, and dispute with them
every inch ef territory. The future will
show that in the repeal of the Missouri
Compromise the South have only cheat
ed themselves, and the North will be
immensely the gainers thereby. If such
be the fact, and we believe every man
must so conclude upon mature reflection,
where the necessity of the formation, or
what is to be accomplished by the Fu
sion party ? Let every Democrat pon
der well these suggestions, ere he sac
rifices his party and the principles which
he has always held dear, and votes for
the Fusion ticket.
THE SMALL ROTE LAW.
In another column will be found the
law prohibiting the circulation of small
notes in this State after the 1st of Octo
ber, passed by the last Legislature.
The effect of this law will be to drive
from the State any amount of Indiana
money and other worthless trash, and
eventually give us a currency ' of our
own, as well as to bring into circulation
more Gold and Silver. . Indiana money
is utterly worthless. No farmer or me
chanic should keep a dollar of it in his
possession. The old State bank and its
branches are current at present all
others are doubtful. ' "
Correspondence or the Ashland Union.
FUOn SEW l'OUK.
Iron Architecture Condition of tlte
Astor library Literary News Un
, cle Sam on the move War versus tfte
Malitia Another gas-box exploded '
New York, Sept. 9, 1854.
We are having a week of warm weath
er, after a fortnight too cool for Summer.
This hinders the reflux of the tide of
New Yorkers which poured out in July
to the country, and is now due here.
Operations of all kinds, however, are
commencing, for the coming season. -. The
City Authorities are receiving plans and
estimates for a new City Hall, to take
the place of the present unpopular -and
well-worn fabric. Among many propo
sals, one strikes us very favorably. This
is, the new City Hall to be constructed
of solid iron. This seems to be tho only
style of building which is at- all peculiar
to America. All our public buildings
are modeled after magnificent European
structures of marble, granite and free
stone. This iron is something original
and practical. There are some ' very
handsome warehouses, stores and manu
factories in the city, built entirely, of
this material. One or rwo stores are
built upon the Crystal Palace principle,
with Iron and Glass, and make a very
beautiful appearance. I visited, during
this week, an up-town ship-yard, where
a small steamship is in process of con
struction, intended for the navigation of
the Orinoco. This great river, though
very wide, is exceedingly shallow, and
a wooden vessel of large burthen can
navigate the stream to any distance.
This steamship, though about 50 feet
long, draws only 16 inches of water.
The steamer is being fitted out by a pri
vate company, to explore the Orinoco,
with a view to commercial operations.
Ordinary vessels do not last long on the
South American coast. Timber is very
rapidly destroyed by the borer, and a
species of worm that will honey-comb all
a ship's timbers, before its operations
are even suspected I have seen a piece
of timber taken out of a United States
vessel, on her return from a long South
ern cruize,' which resembled the nest of
a house-wasp. The iron used in the con
struotion of steamships makes' the draft
much lighter, as the place of heavy tim
bers can be much better supplied by
comparatively slender rods of this metal.
The ABtor Library is rapidly growing
into general favor. The present hours
of admission, from 10 A. M. to 6 P. M.,
prevents the reading Hall from" being
crowded with idlers, as it undoubtedly
would be if opened during the evening.
There are generally about thirty persons
reading at onco in the library, though
there are accommodations for one or two
hundred. The visitors ' are generally
literary men, who have come to consult
some rare or valuable jeork; and artists,
who wish to feast their eyes on the mag
nificent and costly'' specimens of .art,
which are reserved for their eyes alone.
But this limitation seems rather unjust.
The Managers of the Library have in
curred a considerable amount of obloquy,
for not making it a mere collection of
novels and entertaining books, over which
clerks and schoolboys might while away
their winter evenings. But they have
justly considered the magnificent bequest
of John Jacob Astor, as intended to be
devoted to the interests "of Science.
They have mado the Library one of ref
erence, in a great degree, and have aim
ed to secure books which are valuable to
scientific, literary and business men,
which, through their scarcity or expen
siveness, are difficult to be obtained. It
could never have been ttw intention of
Mr. Astor to immortalite himself by
establishing a circulatingLibrary. The
wants of visitors are vCfepiiwtnnitfJy at
tended to, by Dr. Coosorrell and his
two gentlemanly young assistants. One
of these, Mr. D. W. Fisks, is gradu
ate of Hamilton College, N. Y., and
subsequently of the famous University
of Upsala, in Sweden. The other is a
graduate of Cambridge, England, and
both are men of varied and extensive
Before descending from this literary
atmosphere, into the consideration of the
" vulgar occupations of ordinary life ,"
we will observe that the literary horizon
promises many wonderful things to ap- 1
pear soon, in the way of print and paper.
A new department of gazeteering is to
be oocupied by a forthoomingjwork, pre
pared by Rev." Harvey Newcomb. It
is a " Cyclopedia of Missions ;n giving
a complete history of all the Missionary
operations in which the various sects and
nations of Christendom have been en
gaged for centuries past. The results of
these vast operations have never been
gathered together and exhibited in this
manner, and they will form a new and
most interesting chapter in the world's
history. Several distinguished Ameri
can authors have important works in
press. There will be a vigorous attempt,
this season, on the part of certain pub
lishers, to push forward worthless pro
ductions by extensive advertising.
After long protracted and mysterious
labors, the employees of Uncle Sam, at
the Brooklyn Navy Yard, have accom
plished something. The Frigate Inde
pendence has been thoroughly repaired
and made sea-worthy, and has taken on
board her men for a long cruize. She
is said to be ordered to the Pacific, with
instructions to make a call at Grey town,
andL inquire at what time the . British
fleet intends commencing the bombard
ment of New York City. We will trem
ble in our shoes until the answer igre
ceivei " I was thinking tSeVpkjjr,
as I saw one of the innumerabIutinnetrT
excursions going down tho Sounopipual
would become of all the amateur warri-'
ors, if we should happen to have a visit
from some hostile power. Every Print
ing House and Work Shop has its com
pany of " Buckram Guards ," who think
it fine sport to wear a gay coat and shoot
at a target. But I imagine if they were
required to be shot at, as well as to shoot,
the majority of our warlike patriots
would be seen taking the express train
for the interior, in short order. Our
firemen, however,' are really a gallant
class of men, and, with little training,
would make first-rate soldiers. ."
The days of musical enthusiasm and
extravagant furor, seems to have passed
away. The Italian opera, Grisi and
Mario included, are going by the board
Money makes the mare go, and the mu
sic too ; when the money is not to be
had, both the mare and the music must
stop. Lamentable fact. Grisi has strain
ed her tender chest, and Mario , has
strained his white kids in vain. , Goth
am thought of the Italians, - felt in its
pocket for the $3, and shook its head.
Gotham pulled out fifty cents, and went
to Niblo's, while the Italians piled on
the agony to empty boxes at Castle Gar
den. So Mr. Hackett and his singing
birds, will take to themselves wings and
fly away. But if he would give concerts
at moderate prices, he might still save
himself and the musical reputation of
Notwithstanding the enormous prices
which we pay for every kind of produce,
it seems that the farmers are not getting
rich. ' An enormous per cen tags' goes
into the hands of middle men and huck
sters, who oompel the farmers, by annoy
ances of every kind, to sell their ffuit
and vegetables te them at comparative
ly small prices. A great effort is ma
king, on the part of Pennsylvania specu
lators, to get up the prioe of coal. Here
is an alarming question for the patrons
of the canine race. Are dogs property t
There seems to be a serious doubt on
the subject.- A man was arrested in
Brooklyn for stealing a $100 dog, and
he is defended on the plea that dogs are
not property. It is yet tobja decided
The Insurance companies have bten lo
sing very heavily by fires within the last
forty-eight hours. . The : aggregate of
these losses is about $125,000. The
Stock market is recovering its health
rapidly, and may. soon be pronounced
convalescent. Tho price of Erie is the
great symptom. This has improved 10
per cent. ST. CYR.
JC3According to tho offioial returns
the Missouri Legislature is divided as
follows : ' Whigs 60 ; Democrats 50 ;
Benton Democrats 41. Total 1 6 1 .
Correspondence of the Ashland Union.) -.
LETTER I'BOn THE WEST.
Genesseo, Henry County, Illinois, )
September 11th, 1854.
Frienb Sheridan ; Thinking that a
few lines from this section of the country
might not come amiss to your numerous
readers, here goes from the Prairie State,
or, as it is sometimes called, the Garden
State, of Illinois. ' - -'
I arrived at the pleasant little village
of Genesseo last Thursday, by the Rock
Island Rail Road, eight hours from the
time I left Chicago, a distance of two
hundred and sixty miles. The roads
were dusty and the. weather exceedingly
warm and dry, but not to be compared
with tho parched earth and dusty rOads
that we had in Ohio when I left. -
Through the north-eastern part of this
State you can see nothing but the broad,
rolling prairies, extending out on every
Bide as far as the eye can reach. These
are covered with waving fields of corn
and golden grain, and dotted here and
there with neat, tasty farm houses, sur
rounded with shrubbery of from one to
two years growth, giving the whole the
appearance of an old, well-farmed coun
try. From the window where we now
sit, we can count ten new farm houses
which have been put up within the last
year, upon what was a short time since
the open and uncultivated prairie, sur
rounded by fields of corn, which would
make our Ohio farmers look cheerful if
they had half each a crop on their farms
in this season of scarcity. Fifty bush'
els of shelled corn to the acre is consid
ered here an average yield, and hundreds
of acres will this year yield even a
larger amount, notwithstanding the great
drouth which has materially affected the
crops here. The wheat crop is very good,
especially Spring wheat. The farmers
have just commenced threshing out their
wheat, which is selling at the Depot in
this place at from 85 to 90 cents per
bushel, according to quality.
This Henry county is quite an inter
esting section to Ashland men, and, con
sequently, I will give you some descrip
tion of the country, soil, &c. The soil
is about three feet deep, and consists of
a black loam or muck, which is the re
sult of the decomposition, for centuries,
of the vegetable products of the prairies.
The strength of the soil seems almost
inexhaustable. As an illustration, we
yesterday visited a field in this vicinity,
upon which has been raised seventeen
successive crops of corn without manu
ring the ground. The crop for the pres
ent year will average fifty bushels of
shelled corn to the acre, which is the
smallest yield during the seventeen years.
This statement may take some of our
Ashland County farmers by surprise, but
it is true ; and we feel confident that no
better farming country can be found in
the world, than this north-western part
of Illinois. The first settler moved into
Henry County eighteen years ago. this
Fail, and only three years ago at least
one third of the land was subject to Gov
ernment entry at $ 1 ,25 per acre ; but
within that time it has been settling up
with au enterprising and intelligent pop
ulation, inostly from NS York, Massa
chusetts and Ohio. The hardy sons of
Sweden have formed two colonies in this
County. One at Andover and one at
Bishop Hill, in the south part of this
county, consisting of from three to four
hundred families. They are an indus
trious, honest and peaceable class of in
habitants. There are no lands of value
now subject to entry in this county.
Lands entered from two to three years
ago, are selling, without any improve
ments, at from $5 to $10 per acre, and
improved lands at from $10 to $30 per
Genesseo, the principal town in the
County, though not ths County Seat, is
improving rapidly. The Chicago and
Rock Island Rail Road is infusing new
life into all this section of country.
Genesseo has a populaiion of about eight
hundred is now, and has been during
the Summer, very healthy. The town
stands on a slight roll of the prairie, on
sandy, gravelly soil. There is a public
square of four acres, surrounded by lo
cust trees, and at the west side of the
publie square here are three acres set
off for Churches, &c. Locust shade
trees abound here without number.
Nearly every residence is surrounded
with them, giving to the place 'a quiet
and beautiful appearance. The water is
excellent, but somewhat impregnated
with lime. To this, . and to the cool
prairie breeze, which, to us, was exceed
ingly refreshing, may be attributed the
good health of its citizens, there having
been but five deaths during the last three
years. There are over twenty new build
ings now being erected in the place.
We had a cool, refreshing shower this
morning, which was very refreshing, there
having been no rain here of any conse
quence in the last three months.
, Yours, truly, P.
Tom Jefferson on Fosion. In the
year 1823, Thomas Jefferson used the
following language, in a letter addressed
by him to the Marquis de Lafayette :
" On the eclipse of Federalism with
us, although not its extinction, its lead
ers got up the Missouri question, under
the false front of lessening the measure
of Slavery, but with the real view op
PRODUCING) A GEOGRAPHICAL DIVISION OF
parties which might insure them the
next President. The people of the north
went blindfold into the snare, followed
their leaders for a while with a zeal truly
moral and laudable, until they became
sensible that they were injuring instead
of aiding the real interests of the slaves
that they had been used merely as
tools for electionejrmg purposes.
Gov. Wood Sick. We are informed
by Mr. William Kelsey, ' of the Ameri
can, Columbus, just from New York,
that he left Gov. Wood very sick at the
Irving House yesterday morning, with
Panama fever. None are allowed to see
him but bis necessary attendants. .
Proceedings of the . Democratic Con
In accordance with the call of the
Congressional Committee, the Democrats
of the 14th district met in Convention
at Harrisville on the 8tfr inst., for the
purpose of placing in nomination a demo
cratic candidate for Congress.
..' At 1 1 o'clock ; the Convention 'was
called to order by Judge Harris of Me
dina, on whose motion Hon. John Lar
wilL. of Wayne .was appointed Presi-;
On motidn, John Pardee of Medina,
E. N. Gates, of Ashland, Joseph Wil
ford of Wayne, and L. D. Boyington of
Lorain, were appointed Vice Presidents.
T. J. Kinney of Ashland, and J. H.
Sherman of Lorain, Secretaries.
On motion of E. N. Gates of Ash
land, a committee of four was appointed
on credentials, as follows : R- D- Emer
son, J. Wilson, B. B. Chapman, and D.
B. Austin. t
On motion of the same gentleman, a
committee of like number was appointed
to report rules for the government of
the Convention, as follows : J. C. John
son, J. Musgrave, J. L. Whiting; ' D.
The convention then took a recess un
til one o'clock, P. M.
The Convention met all the officers
present. Mr. Johnson, from the com
mittee on Rules, made the following re
port, which was adopted : -
1st. All voting of this Convention
shall be by ballot.
2d The counties shall be called and
each county shall cast its vote separate
ly, and tho result of the ballot be an
nounced by the President of the conven
tion. . .
3d. None but regular delegates shall
be entitled to a seat in the Convention.
4 th. The delegates present from any
county may fill any vacancy in their
5th. Each county shall be entitled to
the following number of votes : Ashland
23, Lorain 15, Medina 18, Wayne 28.
6th. A majority of all the votes shall
be necessary to a choice.
7th. No delegates shall occupy the
floor more than five minutes at any one
8th. The convention shall be governed
in all other respects by parliamentary
usages, until otherwise ordered.
The committee on credentials reported
the following gentlemen as the delegates
from the several counties : .
Ashland. Joseph Musgrave, B. W.
Kellogg, Jacob Crall, A. L. Curtis, D.
Campbell, E. N. Gates, H. S. See, Wm.
Brown, Wm. Buchanan, B. L. Fulton,
A. Byers, C. C. Coulter, H. Buck, Jno.
Woodburn, James Doty, G. Buchanan,
R. D. Emerson, J. P. Cowan, J. Weth-erbee,-J.
W. Bull, J. Taylor, J. Buck
master, John Vannest, A. Bryan.
Lorain. J. V. Coon, G. E. Nichols,
J. L. Whiton, Geo. Oustine, H. Corn
well, M. A. Elder, "L. D. Boyington,
Wm. Robertson, A. Miller, E. F. Mun
son, A. Norris, L. C. Gibbs, H. Hub
bard, J. H. Sherman, P. C. Chapman.
Medina. W. P. Warner, Jos. Har
ris, Samuel Soy, E. Spear, A. Pardee,
F. Young, W. Lork, R. A. Dunbar, N.J
Uarr, 11. W. iuenmond, A. W . Nation,
W. B. Smith, S. A. CaserW. Noble, B.
D. Austin, D. Castle, J. W. Whitney.
Wayne. E Nicholet, S S Graber', W
P Miller, J Baughman, Dr Wilgohs, H
Cooper, J B Wertz, T W Peckinpaugh,
J Wilford, E Brown, Levi Reiter, J
Taylor, J Half hill, Joshua Wilson, J
McSweeney, J P Jeffries, JohnLarwill,
John Zimmerman, Wm Bartln, J J
Kinney, S Smith, D Gindelsperger, A P
Mathews, M Totten, J Felger, C Wil
son, John Sidle, Henry Shreeve.
On motion of Mr. Shreeve, of Wayne,
the convention then proceeded to ballot
for a candidate. Messrs. Wilford, Au
stin, Nicholas and Weatherbee were ap
The balloting resulted as follows;
necessary to a choice 43.
H. H. JoUnsoo, W. Given, J. C. J.bUnt.
Ashland 22- 1
Lorain, 13 2
Medina, 6 10..1 1
Wayne, 7.-- 21
48 34 , 1 1
On motion Mr Johnson was declared
. A committee was then appointed to
notify Mr Johnson of his nomination
and solicit his presence in the conven
tion. The committee after a .brief ab
sence returned and adS&unced Mr J.
present. "Who came forward and re
sponded in a brief and appropriate man
ner, returning his thanks to the Conven
tion for this renewal of their confidence
in his Congressional course ; and hoped
that the future might find him ever en
deavoring to secure the prosperity and
success of Democracy.
Mr ' Emerson," offered the following
resolutions whioh were adopte d :
Resolved, That we view with pride the
consistent course of the Democratic par
ty, from its earliest organization, through
all the violent political controversies, up
to the present time. That nothing but
adherence to unchanging and uniform
principles entitles any political organiza
tion to the name and dignity of a party,
and that we do most emphatically repu
diate all efforts to destroy the harmony
and strength of the Democracy by - the
introduction of local and side issues, un
der whatever name ; and that we regard
every man who makes, any such attempt
as unworthy the . confidence of the de
mocracy. Resolved. That while we may differ,
as Democrats, in regard to the effects of
the JN ebraska bill, we can see no good
that will arise to us by fusing with bolt
ers of any kind for the defeat of the de
mocracy. Resolved, That the territorial policy
of the present administration presents
considerations upon which Democrats do
and may differ, and we deem it inexpedi
ent to hold them politically responsible
for their individual opinions upon that
Resolved, That the best test, of a
democrat is an unscratched ticket. .
: On motion a Congressional committee
of two from each county was appointed.
The following gentlemen were suggested :
Ashland. -Joseph Musgrave and D.
Medina. C. B. Prentiss and J. B.
Lorain. B. B. Chapman and L. D.
Wayne. J. A Marohand and Joshua
Mr. Holbrook moved that the next
Democratic Congressional - Convention
be held at Wooster, which was adopted.
Mr. McSweeney offered the following
resolution which was adopted :
Resolved, That the thanks of this
convention be tendered to its officers for'
the prompt and faithful manner in which
they have discharged their respective
duties. ... ''
On motion of Mr. Curtis,
.' The proceedings were ordered to be
published in the several Democratic pa
pers of this district. i '
; On motion of Mn-- Boyington, - the
Convention gave three cheers for the
nominee Hon. II. H.- Johnson and ad
journed sine die " ' ' ' v; ".-
Hoc. H. H Johnson re-nominated
This gentleman, whe represents the
Congressional District composed Of the
counties of Ashland, Wayne, Medina
and Lorain, has been nominated by the
Democracy for re-election. Mr. J. voted
against the repeal of the Missouri com
promise ; and if there is a particle of
honesty or consistency in the whigs of
that district, they will all support him.
We do not expect anything of the kind,
however. The whigs make a great clam
or about Nebraska nominate Anti
Nebraska candidates for congress, and
Anti-Nebraska candidates for Coroner,
merely for the purpose of getting them
selves into power. That's the whole se
cret of the business ! You don't find
them voting for Anti-Nebraska dem
ocrats to vote for them! ' How very
kind and cunning this is ! Mt. Vernon
Well said neighbor Harper. The
whigs of this district who voted for Gen.
Scott in 1852 with the "Baltimore
Platform annexed," and sustained Fill
more's administration, don't care a straw
about the Nebraska bilL But there is
a strong Democratic majority againBt
them, and unless the old line whigs
truckle to the abolitionists, there is no
hope of success, t-
And they : are even treacherous to
their allies. When the whigs of this
county went into convention they were
"rampant" for Dr. Coulter, a Whig,
but finding that Dr. Townshend, an hon
est and conscientious Anti- Nebraska
man, but whose principles on State poli
cy are Democratic, might succeed if they,
persisted in their choice, at once dropped
him and united on Bliss who is half whig
and half abolitionist and really a cypher.
both politically and intellectually. . If
honest in their professions why did they
not nominate Dr. Townshend, the origi
nal abolitionist in the district, and a man
possessed of a high order of talent. Ah,
me thinks I Jiear the response -" he is
too Democratic I " Wayne Co. Dem.
' A Strange Fngitve. "
From the Kut (Pa) Observer.
Seldom have we witnessed so much
fun, and at the, same time so much
food for serious reflection as was devel
oped by a case heard before Judge Ster
rett on Tuesday of this week. A gen
tleman from' Mississippi, who formerly
resided here, came on to visit his rela
tives, and has been staying among them
several weeks. With him for domestic
purposes, he brought " a negro " nurse,
who is a slave.- As the gentleman's
relatives are all, or nearly all rampant
abolitionists one of them having edit
ed an abolition paper here it became a
standing joke among the political wags
about town, that although the country
was absolutely ruined by the passage of
the Nebraska bill, it was all right for
abolitionists to hold slaves. Of course
we have a colored-population, who, hear
ing the joke upon this point, began to
pick up their ears and scratch their
wool, and wonder if there really was a
'nigger iu the fence." ' So, on Wednes
day a " colored person," more cour
ageous than the rest, determined that
helwould try the virtue et a writ of ha
beas corpus. - The writ was issued, and
the owner of the slave brought forthwith
before our anti-Nebraska cotemporary of
the Gazette, Judge Sterrette. C. W.
Kelso, Esq., one of the gentleman " put
down in the bill " for the anti-Nebraska
meeting next week, appeared on the part
of our " colored population." J. B.
Johnson editor of the Constitution, an
anti-Nebraska paper, appeared for the
" gentleman fram the sunny South." '
Oar readers will see from this, that
all the parties judge, lawyers, defend
ant and complainant belonged to the
political household of anti-Nebraska.
The case was opened by Mr. Kelso in
a flaming abolition speech.' When he
had concluded, our friend, the Shanghai
of the Constitution, opened himself
out like a Barlow knife, and " went in
lemans." tooth and toe-nail, spurs, fath
er s and all. The hits back and forth be
tween the two anti-Nebraska lawyers
were excellent; in the language of an
other, they were " sweet4 delicious, an
tastefully ornamented " with personal
ities. . Then the Judge decided " that
Mrs. Dina must be forthcoming. Bat
Mrs. Dina didn't obey the order for the
reason that Mrs. Dina wasn't in-town !
Then there was a scene worthy of Cruik
shank. The plaintiff the darkey '
looked black- and the darkey's counsel
stormed. - The defendant looked defi
ant, but promised that Mrs. Dina should
be forthcoming the next day at 1 1.
The Judge then adjourned the court,
and the ' parties retired to sleep ' and
At the hour named "Mrs. Dina,1' and
her master, and all and singular his ab
olition relatives, were on hand ; so also,
were our colored bretheren ; so was the
judge, and so were his free and inde pend
ent constituency. . -u.giu iuo lawyers
had a war of . words, and again, -meta
phorically, each made the fur fly like a
couple of cats in a dark garret. Lao
one oontended earnestly that the " nig
ger " wanted to be free, but was " cow
ed down " by the presence, of her mas
ter. At this the " Barlow Knife " open
ed itself looked savage oyer its specta
cles, and responded : .
" It's not so your honor : I know it's
not so ; for I myself have interrogated
her ; I have been alone with her, when
her master wasn't within twelve miles;
I have been with her in the street, in
the by-ways, and in the alleys, and in
the lanes, (we hope the darkey's hus
band won't be jealous, for the honorable
counsel was only speaking in a Pick
wickian sense,) and I know she is not re
strained ; I know she wishes to remain
with her master.". -
The judge then informed "Mrs. Dina"
that she was free ; she could do as she
chose ; if she wished to stay here she
could and if she wished to, return with
her master she could Bay so. Then up
rose the darkey, the " observed of all
observere." Well, - boss," said she,
" I just tell yer what it am ; . I just want
to go back to Mississippi, and dat's all
I's got to say."
That was plump and plain, and the
court so understood it and adjourned.
The master then took her by the arm,
when the " coloreb gentleman " present
made a rush at him and there came very
near being an abolition, riot. .Bowie
knives and pistols flew from their hid in g
places, while the uninterested specta
tors, as weir as some of the interested,
not liking the looks of such instrument
came flying through the court house win
dows into the street. Among the latter,
the junior of the Constitution, the man
that has been born three times, made
most excellent time Close upon his
heels, like a section of hose unwinding
from his cart, came his senior. J ust a
he landed, be clapped his hand behind
him J very much as though some fellow
had been applying a piece of soule leather
to his person. A wait in the crowd.
Bowever witnessed tne performance, and
who, perhaps might have been a little
dry, very drily inquired if he had brok
en his flalk. Our cotemporary did'nt
have tune to reply; for just" then 'two
" colored ladies.H foaming at the mouth
with rage, landed plump at his side
through the same hole," and he" left like
a quarter horse ai the rate of 2,40.
Webster , and Abolition. ..
This noble stanta is from a poem in
the National Era, on the death of Dan
iel Webster; ' ' - ' ' -
How well ho fell asleep I - ' '
Like some proud rifcr, widening toward
the sea ; , . t-; - j t
Calml and gjandlr, silently and deep,'.''
Life joined eternity.
..- - . ? Zanetvltl Courinr (Whig.J
What a relief to his heart, that he fell
asleep before the year 1854. before hie
admirers and friends had desecrated his
memory by joining the hounds who hunt
ed him while livinghunted him to
the death, and,- with the malignancy of -Theodore
Parker, slandered him before
the tomb at Marshfield had hardly ceased
to echo the retreating step of the
mourner. We have not forgotten the
last political testament which Webster
left to his friend Choatb. - He foresaw
that the contest of 1852, under the lead
of Greklt, would be the last great eon
test between the Whig And Democratic
parties the last contest in which, on a
national platform, these parties would ar
ray themselves. - He left, he knew that
the insidious serpent of sfeetijViJaligm was
already creeping, evea into - the proud
and exclusive ranks .yaBsachusette
Whigery ; and, his heartrbceeded the
word of - warning. - However much we
differ from the pecular political ethics of
Daniel Webster however much Dem
ocrats may deprecate that tendeny to
strengthen the Federal arm, and raise,
on the' ruins of the State sovereignties,
a splendid and omnipotent central gov
ernment, of which he was the expounder'
we cannot but admire, as we quote tho
Union sentiment which pervades his ora
tions, and which, in common with Gen.
Jackson, he shared so earnestly. . His
opinions of the present aliieB of the Whig
party, would lead him,, were he again to
arise into political life, to ask with more
emphasis than he did in the days of Tr
ler. Whither ehall I goP' For he
eould not go with his old detractors, of
whom he said, with the utmost gravity of
his impressive eloquence :
. " I say that all agitations and attempts
to disturb the relations between master
and slave, by . persons not living in the
slave States, are unconstitutional in their
spirit, and one, in my opinion, producive
of nothing but evil and mischief." -
And even so late as the 9th of March,
1850, in his great speech for the Union,
he said '7.-'-:--. C' Li" -."Y ; " .
: Then, sir, there ate" the "Abolitiofi
Societies, of which I am unwilling to
1 1 . - A 1 T T1 -
speaK, out in regaru 10 -which x nave very
clear notions and opinions. I do not
think them nsefuL I think there onera-
tions, for the last "twenty- years, have
produced nothing good or valuable'"
adq azam. on tne next oaire ne is re
ported to have said of those Abolitionists:
" We all Know the fact, we all. Enow
the cause ; and every thing that these
agitating people have done, has been, not
1 A. i i i M. X
to enlarge, uuu wi restrain, ugt MiRi iree,
but to bind faster the slavepupulatianof
the north." ,-- - . , ,
And again, in speaking of the danger
of the fire-eaters and Abolitionists, he
indulged in this strain of lofty eloquence :
ii T 1 1 1
Am a Decome a sectional man, a lo
cal man, a separatist, with no country in
common with the gentlemen who ait
around me here, or who fill the other
house of Congress t Heaven forbid I
Where is the flag of the Republio to re
main ? Where is the eagle still to tow
er ? Or is he to cower, and Bhrink, and
fall to the ground?"-
And yet these sectionalists, who were
so denounced by the great publicist the
idol of Conservatism, and Demosthenes
of America, are now linked in fraternal
embrace with the very Whigs who once
4 j echoed Webster's spe aches as the high
est reach of patriotic wisdom.
. It becomes the National Era, the or
gan of the Abolitionists, to print poetry
in praise pf Webster ! What lofty scorn
would curl on his lip, to hear such praise
from such a source. - It is praise to be
praised by the praiseworthy." So Web
ster regarded it. . He would be proud
to receive the admiration of all his coun
trymen, regardless of party, who revere
the Constitution, whose defender he de
lighted to be called , But to receive
praise from those .whose whole stock in
polit ical trade is to denounce that charter,
as a league with death, and a covenant
with hell, who pray night and morning
that the charter may be burned up in the
fiery indignation of the people, even as
one of their Abolition apostles burned it
in form ; is a shame, to which the mem
ory of Webster should have been spar
ed 'We never looked forward to the
time when his life, "like some proud
river, widening towards the sea," should
be discolored by the mire of Free Soil"
flattery. Much less does he look for
ward to the year when the darty, whose
leader on Constitutional topics he was,
would so soon merge itself into the con-
. .fu. i i -. - l - l. : t- l
ed at his heels, like dogs after a noble
charger! State Democrat.
The Jefferson City Examiner
gives the following aa the official result
islature in Missouri : -
Whigs ,.rv-- 60 ....
Benton Democrats. '---41 "
A U. S. Senator is to be elected thie
winter to succeed Mr. Atcbinson.. Bea
ton is a candidate, but the chances are
against him. -- -: ; - ' v -
. r.C A trotting bull has recently ar-''
rived in New York City, of full Spanish
breed, which is offered by his owner to
take the field against all trotting nagi
in the United States, for a wager of one
thousand dollars. - The bull -is -said to
possess all the running points of a fast
beast, is of beautiful symmetry, with jet'
black tufted hair, and has accomplished
in harnessa. ; t ... - - i. v