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THE EATON DEMOCRAT.
J. Z. REEDER.iXDlTOIU
Having consulted with many oT the
'Democracy of tho county, it has been
thought advisable to recommend to the
Democracy that they meet togothcr
in their several townships AS SOON
AS POSSIBLE, preparatory to the
County Convention, to appoint dele
gates, and transact other business for
said Convention. Let ejery man who
.has the least desire to be called a
: Democrat, como out and attend the
township meetings at such places as the
'""Elections aro usually held, or at any
, othr central point, and every one of
. you,tak a particular friend. Do not
mnVn a fniUiro la lYils matter. Meet to-
gtLKbt in your entire strength, and like
freemen, as you are, speak out yaur
Jstntimenls on matters which concern
you, and prepare your business to come
before the County Convention on the
20th of August. Beuro that the dele
nates which vou send toTie' Conven-
tion are whole-souled fellows that will
take the rieht kind of interest in the
business before the Convention.
The Southern Stage.
It is high time that something should
'be done in relation to the Southern tra-
vol. There is a little rickety two-horse
v coach running in the Ohio Stage Com
pany's line between this place and Ham
ilton, which will not decently accommo
date one half tho travel on the route.
'It is an outrage opon this community,
and should receive proper attention.
"These monopolising companies are run
ning over the people in every direction.
They care nothing for tho public com
fort or convenience, only so far as their
interest is concerned. Wo are in favor
of a change in theso things so far as this
barbarous staging is concerned.
Capt. Jesse B. Stephens, who has been
for several months past Commisory in
the army in Mexico, showed us his
collection of Mexican curiosities. They
t tion are a pioneer axe, spade, gourd for
carrying water, shells, and pieces of the
bell which was shattered by a cannon
ball, immediately above Ampudia's head,
at the storming of Monterey by our for
ccs. Theso "trophies," Captain, will be
f looked- upon by some of your neighbors
upon the principle that every man is
your neighbor as rather sacriligious
rather. . Tho gourd which we saw
''beats all natur," and is the most com'
. jplete natural canteen we ever saw.
Trial for Arson.
"Reuben Maddox, who was taken up
on the charge of arson, on Tuesday of
'last week, was examined before Esqr.
''Stephens on Friday, 16th, and was, in
'default of tho payment of $500 bail,
committed for triul at tho next term of
Court. We attended the examination
in the Court House, which was crowded
to excess, and the startling disclosures
vere enough to arouse the
It appeared, by the
rg, Pa. At Lawrenceburg, la.,
they have another resort, tor tne con-
'venience of the "Sons," and one at Ea
ton a small branch, yet organized un
der - regbl ir "captain, who enjoys tho
netdd - sobriquet W "Captain Kidd."-.
'This gang had laV their plans for burn
ing tho houses, nd other property of
our citizens, and of-robbing and even
murdering some ' business men in-nr
town. We state what waSfven in evi-
dence, and which has not been denied
by any evidence whatever. The testi
mony left 8evera' persons implicated in
these transactions. Some of them have
left the place ; those who remain have
it in their power to show, by their con-
' duct, and actions, that these charges are
' without foundation, or that entire refer-
i ination has done its work. We are
t alarmed to know that in this quiet and
peaceable community, such men are to
) be found. We are none of us safe while
"these wretches arc at large, and it is the
'imperative duty of every citizen of the
place to help prosecute all who are in
'any way concerned in those attrocities.
"Gentlemen at large" had better have a
care in respect p visiting our town un
der present circumstances. The people
ate on the alort.
St. Clair Garden.
If the lovers of Nature would wish
to see it arl-fully and tastefully, arrang
ed, let them visit Mr. young's Garden,
just west of town. In addition to seeing
every thing lovely, vegetables of almost
every description, and of the best
ity, can be obtained at very cheap rates.
This Garden cannot be excelled by any
others in the country, that have been
no longer established. Mr. Young un
derstands the whole science of tho bus
incss in which he is engaged, and Mrs,
Young is a lady eminently qualified to
preside over the Floral Department.
We intended, on last week, to havo
noticed tho manly bearing of the
"B'hoys" who had charge of the "little
engine,"1' on the night of- the late fire,
but was unalAo at that time to attend to
it. Men never exceed themselves more
or to better purpose than did they on
that night. Under the direction of Capt.
Bennett they achieved wonders, and are
entitled to the praiso of arresting the
devouring flames on the west side of the
block but for their noble conduct these
houses must have been consumed. "Go
"Which of the two to choose."
The Grcenvillo Banner, in speaking
of tho Chicago Convention, says, "Ohio
was well represented in the convention,
and her 'favorite son' was there ever
ready to 'do battle' for the interest of
the great West." Which ono of the
wo are we to understand as being the
"favorite son," Bebb orCorwiii? Bo a
little more explicit, Mr. Banner.
The Whig Trouble.
We have novcr seen such floundering
in our brtcl existence as the Whigs are
performing, at the present time, in ref
erence to a candidate for the next pres
idency. The Universal Whig Par-tee
mu3t present a "lovely spectacle" to
the -people across the "big drink." Old
Zach has smashed the hopes of the par
ty so far as he is concerned. All they
have to do is to "bark up another tree,"
and wake up some body else. Tho next
"man Friday" will be immensely pop-
ular with the people, no doubt. We
should not bo urprwod if thny aliould
pick upon the "man in tho moon:" he
enjoys a mighty cminenco, and is very
popular with "lovers? Scott, howev
cr, stands pretty fair, but that "hasty
plato of soup," with other extras, came
very near putting the stomachs of the
people out of order. Who - will they
take? We wish to know, for we want
to have a hearty lauch once more. As
to Tom Corwin, we suppose ho will
sink into nothingness in the course of a
few years, and be remembered only in
song trie "Kugue s March."
We have noticed of late, that several
professed neutral papers, with Whig edi
tors, have broken their neutrality, or
bent it sadly. Tho Messenger, which
is generally very sparse of editorial, but
otherwise a good family paper, has join'
ed in a blind crusade of two squares a-
gainst Gen. Pillow, without a why,
wherefore, or reason of any kind.
Some Whig thing, spewed out of Mexi
co, has said Gen. Pillow is a Locofoco
Jackass, and aint fit to command a Brig
ado, and the matter is scttlod. Such po
litical clips are a breach of good faith to
'Jtie subscribers of a neutral sheet. Va-
ulliticaV naners can make such matters
sufficiently filthy-without the aid of neu
tral papers. -.r.
"Nailed to the counter."
The Cambridge Reveille, a week or
two since, noticed an article of ours 4n
relation to the number of papers print
ed in Mexico, and said not ono of them
was Democratic. We have before us
several papers printed in Mexico. We
copy art article from tho "American Pi
oneer," printed at "Monterey, Mexico.
Corwin is a Whig, and the 'Reveille's
first choice for the presidency, judging
from its tone, as their views of policy
exactly agree. But to tho article : fc.
It senms that Mr. Corwin's ex
pieced views concerning the war, do
not elicit any large, share of approba
tion, nmong the volunteer! from his
own estate, llie extract from a letter
of a Saltillo correspondent, which we
publish inmother column, will suffice
to show ihe fueling with which Mr.
Corwin's speech was received among
th U portion ol ltia fellow citizens who
are serving their country in Mexico.
The man who could utter such libels
upon his countrymen, as those con
t lined in Corwin's speech, will b
hurled from his high position by the
just indignation of an insulted people.
Queer langungo this for a Whig pa-
!pcr. "Lay on, brothor" Hunt.
The Reader will be so kind as not to
count the Original articles in thiscolun-
(Krl and in neod of money very
vrould say to those who are
id that unless they pay us in
5 of two or three weeks, we will
cm what our terms call for.
Tho o ft whom we have made con
tract arv Exempted from this call.
On his back.
The MoV. on of the Rcveillo is on his
back. AVti U not assault a fallcn.cnC'
my. Get up, Uh Hunt, we won't knock
you down again. ."Oo word of advice
we give you, erev part :fcDaj0.btag
what you intend doing, amftoast of your
ability.' before you count the corand
roconoitre tho ground. Go : the "tforld
is wide enough for U3 both" and the
smallest possible space will contain you
We havo received a paper with tho
above title, devoted to the new system
of 'Phonotype,' published in 'Nu-Yorc,'
bj Andrews & Boyle. It is a strange
sheet, but any one can soon get into the
way of reading it. It will bo interest
ing to any family.
05" Wo havo received a small fapcr
published at Winchester, Va., devoted
to Amusement, &c. Wo are pleased
with the number sent us, although it is
somewhat poverty-stricken :n original
ity. Tho subsequent papers--ifj in
deed, its life bo spared for a second issue
may improve upon the present num
ber, as tho editor has set himself to the
task with the solemnity of his name a
la Byron. It is semi-monthly, at 75 a
year, in advance.
Cr In ur last pap6r we expressed
our surpnso that the Delta should call
Carey a General. We knew that he was
Paymaster General, but was not aware
that it would entitle him to the uppella-
tion of General Carey until told so by u
friend of his. We are satisfied now,
and hope "that all tho papers that co-
pied our blunder, will make (ho proper
JirVJb havCTCCeivcd the sooopdnanv
ber of the "Greenville' Banner," a pa"
per recently established in Greenville,
Darke county, by H. Bell. It is fatten
up with taste, neatly printed, and is
Whig in polkics. The "Banner" is far
ahead of the "Patriot" in appearance,
and tone: but why two Whig papers iu
Grcenvillo? We were just thinking of
the Kilkenny cats. j
Or Tho Register tells us to tho best
of its ability, whore Tom Corwin is.
It will not answer the purpose. ' We
wished to know where he was at that
time. Some of his friends are anxious
about "him when last heard from he
was "after the man that killed the wo
man," with a sharp stick. Wo repeat
the interrogatory : Where 's Tom Cor
OT Most extraordinary efforts nre
made by postmasters of the Democratic
school to procure subscribers for the
dilierent campaign papers especially
for tho O. Statesman. WhatVin the
wind 1Germantown Gaz.
You will see, Mr. Gazette, about ides
O-Tho Register says Corwin "is
where wo will never be." You are
right: we never expect to bo classed a
mong theenemies of our country.' Ne-
ro enjoyed, in the world's estimation, a
much higher position than Corwirf does,
ofCyer will. Do you understand Mr.
Rcgistt.T j . ..
03-Those who arrrin thtrFIaftd
trade will please notice Mr. Potterf 's
Advertisement in to-day's paper. lie U
tho man to accommodate you.. Give
him a call.
(CT"ln -Switzerland a man cannot
marry under 22, and females under 20
years of ago. Some in this country
would be glad very to get a chance
under 30. -..
03- In firing ft salute at Richmond,
Va., a Mr. Brown of Petersburg, was
killed by the careless discharger of a
gup, which contained a ball. r
07 We are of the opinion that long
prayers, and Jnger common-place ser
mons accomplish little, if any good.
Oct Tho road trom Vera Cruz to
Mexico is paved all the way, similar to
.the streets hi our cities. . ' '. ,
OiTScnior's" favors have been re
ceived. Eights ib length. Understand?
03r It is reported that the Cholera
has mado its appcaranco in Cincinnati.
(Sir What do the Whigs think of Gen
Taylor's availibilily ? . (j .
-The New Orleans Delta of the
2d instant, has papers iYom uie city
of Mexico of the 12th ult. The let.
ten of Mr. Kendall, from'Fuebla,
it will be recollected, -were up to the
1 4th. and were based mainly upon
rumors from the Capital, THe papers
received by the DJ.fa go very far to
contradict the intuiiignco communi
cated by Mr. Kendall, and to nl
lay the apprehensions excited Dy u.
V hear nothing, says the Delld, of
jhose thirty thousand ol an army,
which, with a falor equaled jnly
by that evinced by the troops &f g
celebrated King of France, who
marched up and down nn eminence
wde marching out to ottack and
annihilate Gen. Scott in his quarters
No Change or Policy .The Mon
itor asserts that the new Onbincl is
not to be entirely formed of Puros,
f Democrats;) nsjs stated n some ol
the journals, and that the new Mio
isters will carry out the policy ol
(heir predecessors. Santa Anna
thinks that without a full Ministry
with the Ministers of Wor and Fi
nances, together with the Clerks in
the Uureau of i oreign Kelations
he will be able; for tho time being
to cirry on the government.
..Attack on gen. Scott, A cor
respondent from Puebla, writes on
the 7ih to a tnend in the capital
that the American forces nre scared
ly 6.000 men. and ns Gen. Scott
could not leave that place for some
lime, it would begcod policy tohnve
the Mexican forces to march to l'u
ebla and there attack the Americans,
who were not. prepared for an eflec
A letter Irom Ptiebln, mldressed to
El Monitor, states ih it Gen. Worth
went, ns far rs Cholula, with 200
men, and had raturnd nlono with his
staff, wuhout'being troubled by any
of the cucrnllas.
Gen. Baneneli died on the evening
of the t lth.
The Presidency. The Legisla
tire of Aguasca'icntes had given ist
vote to Gen. Almonte. A letter
from Ouj;ica snys that Santa Anna
ias been unanimously nominated by
the Legislature ot that Mnte.
The Peace Party. El Razona
'lor, the peace paper, say that it has
recommended peace only because it
is convinced that the government
would not or could not cairy on the
war. but at the 'same time it a
irvt'ca Sdata Aana's withdrawal ol
his .resignation, and praises vhim
very much, Saying that he is the on.
man in the country vhi can keep a
live the war spirit
The Dictatorship. El Minitor
llepuoiiiO.no ot m I2tn uit, con.
tains a lengthy article on the sub
ject of Dictatorship. Up to that
date Sunt i Anna was not proclaim
ed, nor had he proclaimed himself
Dictator. Indied, the Monitor rid
iculed the idea. that he designed to
become one. Tne rumor to that ef
fect which prevailed in the Capital
is alledged to have originated with
and been propogrited I y his enemies
vid tne enemies ol the country.
From N. O. Picayune of the 1st.
Later from Gen. Scott's Army.
The steamship J imes I.. 'Pay
oapt. Wood, arrived h.st evening
from Brazos Sintia. whence she
sailed on the 28th ult.
By this arrival we havo our cor
respondence to the 16th of June,
from Monterey, but the news is of
no great importance. Nothing has
occured to -change the disposition of
Gen. luylors forces in any material
point, and thora is no hope of an ad
ranee upon San Luis.
Capt. BankheaU commanding t
company in the Vireiaia regiment
iiirived nt Monterey on the 14th ult.
from China. He reported that after
the departure of the main body of
the battalion for Monterey, ho des
patched a Mexican for Camargo, with
a communication for Col. Belknap.
A few days after he lea'rned that the
messenger hnd been captured by
liody of armed Mexicans, near Paso
Zacitfi and sentenced to be shot.
News had reached Monterey from
Chioa, of the death of Lieut. Mahan,
who was shot in the recent duel
with Lieut. Mumford both of the
Ttree companies of Texas Rangers
had recently cone into Monterey
after having been scouring the reads
in the direction of Camargo. - ihey
failed to fall in with Urrea or any
of his men. although rumor frequent.
ly had him in the neighborhood in
force, - Our correspondent thinks be
is still the other side of the mountains
The rangers captured one or two
"robbers," and it is said, shot one of
them. Upon their return they were
at once ordered iip to Saltillo.
' The Mexicans are said to be or
ganizing small guerilla parties, bat
we do not learn of anv harm dou
A trainlrom below arrived at Mon-
icrey on the 15th, escorted by several
companies of the North Carolina reg
Th hprilth of the troops at Mon
terey was improving, and ordy one
man had recently died. He was at
tached to the Virginia regiment.
The Mexicans ar beginnig to re
turn to their residences . in Monte
rey in. considerable nnmbers.
A man named James Mays, -a Vir.
ginian by birth, but a long resident
in Texas, was snot recently at iuon
terey, by the guard, while attempt
ing tn nnna from the cuard-house.
A Texan Ranger had also been shot
on the Jlaza by a letiow somier ana
died. Notwithstanding these unto
ward events, Monterey is now muc
more qniet than jt had been. The
troops are under seycre discipline,
and preserve admirable order.
r . . . i r
The iVlasscnuseus regiment nau
not reached Monterey, at last nc'.
counts, but a rumor had been re
ceived that it was oideied to Ve
ra Cruz. The rumor was probably
unlounded, out it would excite no
surprise were it true.
From the Brazes.
' Thero was an arrival at New Or
leans, on the 3J, from the Brazos
but it brought no important intelli.
genne. The following paragraphs
nre from the Matamojas I' lag, of thf
2Gth. We are not disposed tc place
much reliance upon the rumor .from
Puebla. We must have fully as late
dates, direct from that point, as they
have at Matamoras:
"Our express comes lumbering up
from the landing, and reports the
steamer Laurel down from Reynosa.
having on board threo companies ol
the 2d Illinois (Col. Bissel'S) regi
ment. The remainder of tho rcgi
ment will bo down to-Jay. All have
been paid off and discharged at Ca
margo. The Alcalde -nt Ileynusu
forked over the money that was la
ken ftom the volunteers wh6 were
lassoed, an account of which we pub-
lished in our last. No other news
from above have wo been able to
arrive at. Captains of steamboats an
ihe worst newsv-ollectors that we
ever saw, There is not one on th
Rio Grande who is worth 'shucks.'
"Important if True. Just ns.our
poner was going to pres, we wen
informed by a gentleman in whom
wo haveevtry confidence, that a re
port from a respectable so.'u cc, reach
t tbU uity from the city of' &fexitfr.
last night, that a dysentery of ama
ligtnnt character had broken out
among our troops at Puebla, and
that it is believed the Mexican ven
ders of milk, bu'que, liquors, ect.
poisoned those articles with a certain
poisonous vegetable, whi:h grois in
thencighborhood. We believe thi
rumor entitled to credit, and hope
Gen. Scott will henr of it in time to
prevent the extension .of the diabolr
Correspondence of the N. Y. Sun.
The City of Mexico.
Anarchy in the Capital—Robberies and
Murders—Americans driven out—
Santa Anna and his Banditti—
Increase of the Peace Party. &c.
MEXICO, June 10, 1847.
This distracted citv continues tn
suflVr all ihe horrors of anarch,! , am)
every day adds to our miseries.
The numbers of the banditti are aug
menting rapidly, and murders an. I
robberies are multiplied to an ann iN
ing extent. Shops and stores are
closed halt the tune; dealers conceal
ing their property in garrets or ecl
lars, and only sell to acquaintances,
holding their goods in one hand until
they get their money in the other.
No ono pays his debts. 1 he coun
try people no longer bring vegeta
bles or meats to market, many hav
ing been assassinated and robbed in
the suburbs. Citizens who recently
fled to Tacuboya and Guadaloupe,
are now nying beyond tho moun
tains, leaving their money buried in
the gardens. Mr. Dunston, a re-
spectabU Englishman, a saddler, was
found murdered last night near the
plaza, the body was completely
stripped. Only two days ago a
Driest was wavlaved in the Alameda
and robbed of ten ounces ($160) of
gold. A clothing shop in the street
of the Illy Gh03t, kept by an Amer
ican and an Englishman, was plun
dered in the broad .daylight, the rab
ble soldiery dressing" themselves with
the garments like gentlemen. A boy
drgirr walkingythe streets with an
umbrella or bundle, pedestrians with
a spare cloak or coat, and ladies, with
loose jewelry, are daily robbed of
these articles in the mo? frequented
streets, Every one tries to conceal
his property. All in my house aps
pear like beggars. Letters at the
post office are broken open, read and
plundered. A poor woman milking
her cow last Monday, at Chapoltepec,
was attacked by eight soldiers, alias
brigands, who killed the cow, cut up
the meat and brought it in and sold
it. Her husband followed them at a
distance, but there wns no redress, ns
the authorities, deprived of all mtor-
nal revenues, have turned robbers
themselves, searching and plundering
every one pns'sing out of the city.
Twenty' or thirty murders occur dai
ly. Ewy soldier and robber ii an
excise oificer, and with ' no law but
il ran rnniiiitv. Wo nre on the
eve of a dreadlul crisis. The Clergy
have stripped all the churches and
concealed all their valuables Santa
Anna is Lathering in his rabblfe troops,
but ala?! ortly to plunder, not to pro
tect. He is driving out every Amer
ican and threatens if th4 Yankees'.'
remain, to inundatelhem in the city
by letting li the waters of4he lakes
and closing the canal that "drains the
alley, not for moment rog:.rding
the lives ot his own people.
He also threatens that he will break
down the aquoduct if the city don't
support 'him. thank Heaven, tne
peace party is growing stronger ev
ery day! Congress no longer as
sembles; Santa Anna is dcnounced'by
all classos, and his own Councils be
ing divided, the war factions erenow-
devouring each other. The
Clergy and the wealthy and intern,
jent citizens nil desire the speedy
arrival of the North Americans.
That alone can save the city from
being sacked by Santa Anna's sol.
iTery, as they are every day Decern
ing more desperate. Cod grant that
Gen. Scott may arrive before that
impending disaster occurs!
' Yours, &c.
Another and Later Letter from General
The Try Daily Post publishes the
following letter from Gen. Taylor,
addressed to a citizen of Lansinghurg,
New York, in which he ndheres to
the position of his 1pa,al" letter as
to tho terms of his candidacy: -Heamiuartkrs'
Army of Occupation.
Camp near Monterey, May 29, '47.
Deaii Sir: It is with much pleas
ure that 1 acknowledge the receipt'of
your most interesting letter of the
tst instant, and to whioh 1 desire to
reply in terms more expressive ol my
thanks to yoii foryour kind consider
ation for mvsclf, and yet more so of
my high appreciation of the uprigt
ma -patriotic seniimruis which at
the principal tenor of your letter,
'nit 1 am burdened with official du
ties, arid at this moment with rainy
letters trom -isiant sources, which
renuro attention and will necessarily
iWge mo to reply t you in a Jew
The presidential offi :e presf-nts no
inducements tome to seek its lienor
ir responsibilities; the tranquility of
private iife, on tho contrary, is the
'reat obicct of my nspirntinns on llio
w-tifcicliision of this war; but I run not
insensible to the persuasion that my
services are yet due to the country,
is the country shall see fit to com
nand them. If still as a soldier, I run
satisfied; if in higher and ' more re
sposible duties, I ds'n e not to oppose
the manifest wish of tho people.
But I will not be the c in lidate of any'
party or cliqur; and should the na
tion nt Ifirgc seek to place me in tho
chair of the chief magistracy, ll gonri
if nil parties and the national goo.l
would be my great and absorbing
Sentiments such ns these have been
the burden of my replies to nil wh
have addressed me on this subject,
expressing the assurance that, by tho
pmtaneous and unanimous voice of
the people alone, nnd Trom no agen
cy of my own, can 1 be withdrawn
fsim tli n K Ai!a!iar4 hinoQ if nriirnta
retirement and tranquility when
peace shall return.
Please accept, with this, my brief
reply, the , warm appreciation and
high consideration of
Major General U. S. A.
' A great excitement prevailed in
one of the little towns on the Miami
Canal, upon the arrival of the Packet
boat going north, Inst week. Soon
aftor the boat entered the lock, soma
naughty fellow reported that thero
were on board the canal boat three
Mexican officers. This information
created a great excitement, and there
was one general rush for the boat ,
Men women and children made for
the boat, manifesting the greatest
nnxiety to behold the face of a true'.
Mexican. So great was the tumult
occasioned by the cries of 'where
are they?'! "Stand away and let me
see.'! u got here first," 4"cthathe
curiosity of the cabbin gentry was
excited, and a general rush was made;
for the deck, when the crowd unani
mously exclaimed, bring out. the.
Mexicans! Where are they ! At this
exciting moment," a large, . portly,
black, wall-eyed man, accompanied,
by two others made their exit from
the Cabin, -and some "Old Coon"
cried out a hoax, Tom Cprwin by i
G'd Bill Bebb, 1 swoar, and Skenk
to boot. The way tho crowd nude