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there are dreams that sweetly hnunt
- Tim mind in pillowed sleep,
: That iu waking hours o'er the busy bruin,
In luting fundoca creep;
They tell of hours that ore past lonjr since.
yi bops that have Inni; been dead,
" AuJ llwir radiance lightens thchrnrtonce more,
As it did iu the days that hare fled.
; Aud these dreams, they bring tn my eye again
- The rrieuds that I loved Icing ago,
- "With their hiring sinilo and warm cm'jracc,
, And they eliane from my heart its we;
, Vor though in life's paths 1 meet with the frny
' "!w merry the joyous and free,
'My heart "till turns in its withering grief,
sly early homo to the.
' - 'Aul-ft eonrta to dreams that will bring onco
Its scenes of lightsome mirth.
II is sunny home in my far oil land,'
The fairest spot of earth;
For there the hours were happy and gny
As summer's minny beams,
llut now all the joy my heart e'er knows
Is felt in those nightly dreams.
THE DEATH BRIDAL.
P..ur Aline, she was so young and so fair,
we had been friends irum the time ( could
walk or sp'enk Claude waa her courin, but
no one knew how well he loved her, till he
wm viMr. although he had alwoVs been fond
oT her; but she was the favorite of the whole
JwrUh. When Aline was about sixteen, She
was to sptud o Year with some relations in
'Claude had never told her that he loved
tier; he wo MHr, ami rrtariy.ri year must pnt-s
before he could win her. Then thev were
bold so young, aud perhaps he feared to try
his fu'e. I always think he felt that he was
not lone fr this world, and he wou'.o Hot
fodden lf life by any grief that h'e could
spate Veit of perhaps mother Agnuc'e was
ritiit but the was cone and he had not
'Before the winter was gine he died. When
he was dead they found on his heart a little
case like these people carry charms in; hut i!
ton'ain'ed a lock of A lint's hair and a flower
the had gi en liira the day she went away.
We did not remove it, but laid it with him in
ln the auniiner Aline came home. Ah!
shall ntevfcr forget how lovely she looked that
day. The joy of her return, and onrgladness
at aeeiui! her attain, hau given such lile and
bloom to her aweet fare. We talked of one
and another of our friends in the mountain,
mid of all she bad seen and done while away,
but she never mentioned Claude. At last,
as evening begun to fall, she grew restless;
some oi lier friends came in. and among them
" Claude' sister. A into kissed her. 'Ouukl
no; Claude come with you ufler all these
month, mid she.
Lodiisa started aud was silent, but one
. the Others a.iid
'Did you not know that poor Cloude
v 'My Aline! slm utlercil bin one cry so long
' and Lliler that it sVetned her lile must go
Willi it, and she fell as if dead.
t was long before we could bring hirt'j
herpfcil, and though all lltat night she never
cpuka one Void, but one fuiu'.ing followed
another until the morning; then she seemed
to revue a , little, but so wan she looked
Die re wreck of what she was but ycalerday,
and in her eyes shoufe a strange sort of glitter-,
: like sunlight rejected from ice, so cold and
bright. At last aha spoke.
- 'Marguerite, said she taking both my hands,
I taw Claude yesterday; do nut start; he stood
by me when I fbll; and he would have a deuih
bridal, and they can never part us more.'
'Nooue parted you, dear,' said I.
'Ah, they did they did,' she answered;
'they knew how happy we should be, and
they envied us.'
'Howf I asked anxiously.
She looked anxiously at me for a moment,
and shook her bead without speaking.
She soys what i true,'taid mother Agnace,
who had Come to help us nurse her.
'There are malignant spirits who always
- try to tUrldePtrue hearls; it they take the life
of One, they watch the other; and that other
indst marry the dead in his grave, or tbe spit-
- its cast- tpell upon them, and the can never
mm afer death.
. 'Marguerite,' said poor Aline, 'you must
- tn I he litu-'st and bring him. 1 must be Uiaro
rled Duw, as toon as my wedding dress
'1 went to see' Falher Betnord, for
would not be sntkried. He said her brain was
' turned by the shock, and she must be soothed
. and reasoned out of the strange fancy,
came to see her, but after he had made
understand thai be would have her give
Ihe idea, she began to plead for her purpose
tdochingly that at last ho tave way.
'Poor tout!' said h-, as he went out, with
the tears standing in his eyes, 'it is no harm,
ltd may give her rest.'
80 wc arranged a!l things for the ceremony.
I dressed my poor friend for her strange mar
riage, all In white, with a long veil, and
'.' bridal crown of rr.yrlle and white roses on
brad. She told Father Bernard what
-would have him do, with a quiet composure
Strangely belied by her tcslless glittering eyes
No one than living had ever seen a death bri-
dal, though some of such writes being per
. formed tons ago. But she - teemed to know,
. intuitively, how all should be done.
formed in a procession at Ihe bride's house,
s is customs ry at weddings, and pioceedcd
the eburcb-yard. there she stood at one side
of the grave and Father Bernard on the other
the bad two bridal rings one she wore,
otlit-r the plsced on the grave and kneeling
down she Isid her left hand upon the ring.
' The priest said a player, and those assembled
- tang lbe marriage anlhbm, and wesuimosed
this would satisfy her; but still kueelinir,
, sooa at otr voices bad ceased, she- uni ted
' a clear soleruu voice, her marriage, vow
. m HiesiHial words of ottt setvice, but in lan
guage so eaineat, so full of pa'bos, that none
' of us rould restrain our tears. Then rising
he gave tha ring that bad been on the crave
. to Ihe priest who put it on her hand, taking
cu uti owni wry iiucu up me ueau stcne
. (rot the place, aud the jm her ring beneath
it. When the alone waa restored to its place.
the made toe take off the btidal wreath;
. the hung over the name of Claude, and slow.
'.In llnrn.l tn !.r hnniA.
. 'tibs seemed feeble ana exhabsted, speaking
-.. ' : little during the day. . At night she cilled
i ,'Dem Marguerite, he will come for me.
mot row I he has promised.' .' -:
. -WJna the first sunlighi came , into
BY L. G.GOULD.
'Fearless and Free
$l,5Cper Annum in Advance.
Vol. 13. No. 4.
E.ITON, PREBLE COUNTY, O.JULY 17, 1856.
run fri" .lily 1
room she opened her eyes they were calm
and peaceful now and -raising bee arms,
while a happy smile broke over her face,
Claude!' she exclaimed, and her eyes closed
forever, while that bright smile lingered on
V'e laid her besidt him, in her bridal robes;
and every year when her mairiage day returns,
I hang above her grave a bridal wrtath of
myrtle and white roses, foor Aimer
THE DEATH BRIDAL. THE BLISS OF MATRIMONY.
The charming society, the tender friendship
it affords! Without a friend, it is not for man
to be happy. Let the old Madeira sparkle in
t's goblets, and princely dainties smoke upon
bis table, yet if he has to set down with him
nn friend of the love beaming tve, alos! the
banquet is insipid, and the cottager's dinner
of herbs where love is, Is to be envied.
Let the pelf scraping bachelor drive on
nlone towards Heaven in his solitary sulky;
Lord help the poor man, and end him good
speed! But that's not my wsy of traveling.
No; Kive nie a sociable, dear gool angel by
my side, the thrilling touch of whose sweetly
folding arm may flush my spirits 11110 rapture,
and Inspire 0 devotion ruited to the place;
th.it best devotion traiitude and love!
Yes, the sweelestdrop In the cup 01 me is
Iriend; but where on earth is the friend that
deserves to be compared with an ulTeclionale
wife? that generous creature, who for your
sake, has lefl father and mother looks to you
alone for happiness wishes in your sociely to
spend her cheerful days in your beloved arms
to draw tier last ureathl 1 tie marriage 01 two
such fond hearts, in one united forms a s'aie
of friendship of allothers tne most perfect and
dclightiul. 'Tis marriage ol soul, 01 persons,
of wishes, and of interests.
Are you poor! like another selishe toils and
saves the better ol your lortune. are you
sieklsheis the tendered of all nurses; she
never leaves your bedside; she sustains your
(aiming bend, and strains your feverish cheeks
to her dear and anxious boiom. How luxu
rious is sickness with such a companionj
Ate you prosperous.' It multiplies your
blessings ten thousand (old, '.o share them with
one so beloved. Are you in her conipanyW
ller very presence has the effect of the sweet
est conversation, and her looks, though silent,
convey a something to Ihe heart, of which
none but bapby husbands have an idea. Are
you eoing abroad! She accompanies you to
the door the tender embrace the fond
lengthened kiss the last soul melting look
precious evidence of love! these go along
with you they steal across your deligh'.ful
memory, soothing your journey while dear
conjugnl love, gives a transport to every glance
at. home and sweetens every nimble step of
your return. There, soon as your beloved
form is seen, she flies to meet you. Her voice
is music the pressure of her arms is rapture,
while her eyes, Heaven's sweetest messengers
of love! declare the tumultuous joy that heaves
her generous bosom. Arm in arm she hurries
you into the smiling habitation, where the fire
blazing and the vestment warm, the neat
apartment and delicious repast, prepared by
her eager love, fills your bosom with a joy too
big for utterance.
Compared with a life like this, merciful
God! how disconsolate is the condition of the
bid bachelor! How bot'en ol oil joy! Solitary
and comfortless at home, he strolls abroad for
company. Meeting with no tenderness nor
edeclion to sweeten company, he soon tires,
and with a sih gets up to go home again.
footman! his eyes are upon the grounn, auu
bis steps are slow; for, alas! home has no at
tractions. He sees nolhiiig there but gjoomy
walls and lonesome chambers. Alone he
swallows Ins silent supper-he crawls to his
bed, and trembling, coils nunseii up in coiu
sheets sadly remembeiing, with to-moirow's
jdyless sun the some dull round begins again.
Woman's love, like the rose blossoming in
the oried desert, spreads its rays over the bar
ren plain of Ihe human heart, and while nil
arollnd is blnc and desolate, it rises mare
strengthened fronl the absence of every olher
charm. In no situation does tne love 01
womon appear more beautiful than thnt of
wife; parents, brethein nd friends hove
blaims upon the affections; bu the love ol
the wile is or a distinct and 01 tie rent naiure.
A daughter may yield her life to the preserva
tion of a parent, a siiter may devote herself to
a suffering brother, but feelings which induce
her to thi conduct are not sucn os inose as
lead a wife to follow her husband of her
choice through every pain and peril thai can
befall hirn, to watch over In in in danger, 10
cheer him in adversity,, and even remain un
alterable a, hia aide in the depths of ignominy
and shame. It is hereto devotion which
woman displays in her adherence to the for
tunes of worthless husband. W hen we be
hold her in het domestic scenes, a mere pass
ive creature of enjoyment, an intellectual toy-
brightening the family wilh her endearments
and prized for the extreme joy which that
presence and these endearments ate calculat
ed to impart, we con scorcely credit that the
fragile being who seems to hold her existence
by a thread, is capable of supporting the ex
treme Of human sufferings; nay, when the
heart of than sinks beneath the weight
agony, that she" should maintain her presline
powers of delight, am' by her words of com
fort and of patience, lend the distrocled rtiur
murel o peace and resignation.
A Parcociouo Youth. "Tommy, my son,
what are you going to do wilh that club?"
"Seud it to the editor, of course."
"Bu. what ale you joirig td sctld it to the
editor fort" .
"Cause he says, if any bod7 will send him
club he will send them a copy of his pr.per."
Tbe mother come pretty near foniUig, but
retained consciousness enough to ask:
"But Tommy dear, what do you mppose
want of a club?"
"Well I don't know," replied the hopeful
utchin. "unless it's to knock down subscribers
as don't pay for their paper!"
rr We necosted a little fellow t'other day,
he was about the size and build of a plug
"dog-leg" tobacco, and Ins race was some sort
of landscape done up in fiee soil and apple
butler. "Who are you? we asked, rather
sternly. -Mtl" laid Young America, trying
o look brave. "I'm One of ' HiH-ttOnt you
know mtJ" : '
ITA mtm in Wisconsin, who recently in
serted a long adveriifemeiit.iu th paneroffer
ing hit farm for solo, closed. in the following
style: "The surrounding country is the most
beautiful the God of nature ever made. The
scenery it celestial, divine? also two wogons
to sell, and a yoke of steers."
tTBy conitaiit'lemperenre, habilual mode
rate exrrcise, and unaffected hety. you will
avoid the foe of the lawyer and the sheriff,
gain good report, and proliobly add to your
f retent existence at least Utt yean vt active
life. .'.--. ,
The Misson of the Newspaper.
The world is too opt to slight
obligation to Ihe newspoptr. 'Tis H e newa
paper thot keeps men posted op on all mat
ters and on all subjects that do not pass under
their own immediate observation.
The eye of the newspaper Is universal it
falls on all parts of the world, and searches
out its incidents, ns well as tbe motives and
passious that control its movements. Nothing
is too great, nothing too trival to escape its
keen, penetrating glance; it is every where
on everybody; abo-e, below, around it the
four qunrtersof the earth are ilsparade ground;
and it passes over them every moment of each
dsy. It is ceaseless in its industry tireless
in its watchfulness; and, although gossipy in
its character, it ts vigilant at times, peuetra
live as liht, and Steeplers as the stars.
Each succeeding dawn comes not with more
regularity than the morning journal with the
fresh batch of news despatches from all ports
of the world. The thoughts, positions, met
dents, and movements of individuals and of
nations, are presented in its columns, as in
mirror the reflex of the thoughts and pro
gress of man and Ihe world. He who reads
carefully a well conducted newspaper, is never
in danger of falling behind the age. His
jouraal keeps him posited up in everything
milium.' 011 with the great march ol lime; it
gradually prepares his mind to receive all the
new Oircnveries of the I. union brain in its
rapid strides to clear and uncloud an inlel
ligence; it weans him frtm old fashions, old
customs, and old fogy thoughts; it separates
him from early prejudice, and gradually nn
hues him with sound practical notions, and
enables him to fn'hom the heaviest and most
obtruse subjects with tie plummet of common
sense; it keeps him alive !o all the new pro
gressive steps in trade, commerce, literature
and a-l; it makes hint familiar with the de
tails of all the events transpiring in no matter
what part of the woild, or the day; it enables
him to keep pace wi'h Ihe intelligence and
progress of the times; it carries him on, im
perceptibly to himself, with each progressive
step of the era in which he lives; and it en
ables him, if he be a man of business, to open
new channels of correspondence, and thus se
cure for himself new openings lor trade, and
new sources of profit.
The printer, in his folio, hersldetb the
world. Now comes tidings of weddings,
mummeries, entertainments, jubilees, wars,
fites, inundations, thefts, murders, massacres,
meteors, comets, spectrums, prodigies, ship
wrecks, piiacies, sea figli'S, law suits, plens,
proclamations, embassies, trophies, triumphs,
revels, sports, plays; then again as in a new
shifted scene, treason, cheating, tricks, rob
beries, encrmous villnmes ofall kinds, funer
a Is, new discoveries, expeditions: now comt
cal, then trngicol matters. To-day we hear
of new offices created, to morrow of great men
deposed, and then ognin of fresh honors con
ferred: one is set loose, another imprisoned;
he thrives, his neighbor turueth bankrupt;
now plenty, then again dentin and famine;
one runs, nuotlier rides, wrangles, laughs,
weens, and so fonh. Thus we do hear such
Mr. Buchanan and the War of 1812.
The Know- Nothing and Block Republican
papers are busily engaged in misrepresenting
Mr. Buchanan's course during the war o1
1812. And to create an impression in the
public mind that he was not true to his
country during the slotmy period of our his
tory, they hove re- pro.-'ueed n speech made by
him on the 4th of July, 1815, six months after
the war had terminated, in which he differed
with Mr. Madison in reference to the war
policy of hit i dminislrolion. This was forty
one years nb But Mr. Buchanan's position
and course in that war have one redeeming
feature which cannot be found in ihe present
position and course of his ossailonts. He was
opposed to the manner of conducting the war
Lut, at thesame time, manifested his palriotic
devotion to his country by shouldering his
musket and marching to its defence. Like
thousands of true patriots of that day, Mr,
Buchanan differed wilh the administration os
lu its war policy, but his heart mid soul were
,vitli his counlry, and he was ready to risk
his life in its defence. He never belonged to
thai other class of opponents of Ihe war who
kept up their opposition, and gave aid and
comfort to the enemy after the wor was de
clared. Can many of his present viilifiers and
assailants say as muchr
But it is not our purpose says the Washing
ton Union, to dignify this stale charge against
Mr. Buchanan by an elaborate defense. He
had the magnanimity, soon after the speech
was made, lo acknowledge the error of the
sen'.imems il contained, and to retract them;
and now, lor more '.nan thirty years, he has
devoted his talents and energies to those great
Democratic principles on whilh rest the con
tinual increasing pro'perily and glory of the
counlry. To show how ready Mr. Bucanon
has ever been to retract an erroneous opinion,
os well as his firming and fearlessness in
maintaining his position when he believes
lo be right, we hsve obtained permission of
George W. Jones, of Tennessee, to publish
If.lor written to him in 1817 by Mr. Buchanan
which will' ploce this anti-wor charge in its
tf&e light. Mr. Buchanan was, at the dale of
Ihe letter a member of Mr. Polk's cabinet, ond
in the canvaseof Tennessee Mr. Polk was as
sailed for appointing to so elevated a position
a man who had opposed the war of 1812. Mr.
Jones addressed a letter to Mr. Buchonaii,
asking him for the facts in connection wilh
(he charge. To lliis letter Mr. Buchanan
gave the following frank and patriotic reply,
which Mr. Jones has allowed us to' publish:
Washington, April 23, 1817.
MtDkarSih: 1 have this moment received
your letter ol the ISth instant; and hasten
return an answer.
In one respect I have ben forlunnje as
public man. My political enemies are obliged
to go back for more than thirty yean lo flud
plausible charges against pie.
la 1814, when a very young man, being
this day 60 years of age I made my first pub
lic speech before a meeting of my fellow citi
zens of Lancaster. The object of this speech
was to urge upon Hit m the duty of volunteer
ing their services in defence of their invoded
country. A volunteer company was raised
ort Ihe spot, in which 1 wat the first, 1 be
lieve to enter my name at private. We
forthwith proceeded lo Baltimore, and served
until we were honorably discharged
lu October,, 18 i 1 was elected a member
of the Pi nn ylvon a I egl Itturc; and in that
body gave my support 10 every measute calcu- j
lated, in u,y opinion, to aid the country;
against the common emmy.
In Iola, alter peace jiad oecn concluded,
I did expriss opinions in relation tn ihe causes
anJ coi duct of the war, which I very soon
regretted and recalled. Since that period I
hove been ten years a member of the House
of Representative and an rqual time of the
Ser.ate, acting a put on every great question.
My political enrmits rinding nothing osehI-
oble throughout ll.it long public career, now
resort back to my youthlul years for express
ions to injure my political character. Tie
brave and generous aureus of 1 entiessee, to
whatever political inrty hey may belong,
agree that this is ! hard measure ol jut ice;
and. is st.l! hard, riha, for his reason, tluy
should condor, the r resident for having
vo unlarily efferfti tne a seat in Ins cabinet.
I never deemed it proper, at any period of
my life, whilst the country was actually en-
gngeu n war wm a loreign enemy, 10 uuer.
a sentiment which could interfere with itu
succetsfu I piosceution. Whilst the war with
Great Britain was raging, 1 should have
deemed it little betler than moral treason to
pnrolyze the arm of tile government whilst
dealing blows against the enemy. After
peace was concluded, the case was then dif
ferent. My enemies cannot point to mi ex
pression uttered by me, during the continu
ance of the war, which was not favorable to
its vigorous prosecution.
HON. GEORGE W. JONES.
[From the St. Louis Mirror.]
New Election"Wrinkle"—"Our Jessie"
Some of the friends of Fremont got a crowd
together in New York the other night, ond pre
sented themselves in front of Fremont's lodg
ings, colling lor him lio make his oppeorance.
Fremont was agreeable, and having ccme for
ward, made thecrowfa brief speech, omoiint-
ingto nothing, howeter. Then followed Mr.
Emmet, lhel'restdent(ol the fcuony V nveniton,
who contrived to inhirrii the visitors (list Mrt.
Fremont was particulirly obliged for this mark
of their respect. Wy Mr$. Fremont should
be so obliged is Rot very dear. U til it is plain
made ihe allusion.
" . .J.i. ""-..I J:. .1
WHS IO UIIIIIS Ull n 1B.IU t.tne, mill. lllllJJlll-j
ielv followed. Fo . on his meut oil nir the!
feminine partner in t he business, liiere was in
st'iuily 0 cry, (whicl was no doubt preconcer-
iCU.J te L ua see rfcoaiti lilH 11 1 111; me iuui
.r "L.J-a ni.J,.. . r,.,,,vr i,nt,ii:,i
tack7r..'m eoVuit-in the mailer of con'i
plying with the request of the gentlemen who!
wonted to "see JessH." But the cries were!
repeated, for, of course, this repetition was'
part of the programme. And rinnlly, after
louder and still louder calls, Jessie came for-1
the "deafening upijar of enthusiastic greet.-!
ing,'' which is usual vn such occasions.
When Harrison nin for the Presidency,!
something was said .Unit his being a "peUi-
cnndidale." I'at that aspersion was in.
-ended in a very different sense from anything'
which can attach lo the use which it seem!
- A. ;i.i .,b r ii'.o
ward; whereat there) was 4 laigc amount of
S 'i fe o; F, m nt
h., i n h.Snw oersontui nowder.lorvenou.h
to suffice for all the cup-trap which would be
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" i c 1 o f - . F
neeueu vy uicae iiiaiiiiK(.ib. um uivy ctiuciiv-
lv think ntlifMVKP iincu thev have turned his
ly h.nfc o berttise. iir.ee the) hove luriied liis
wife "our Jessie" in as a part of his elec
tioneering stock in trade. Burmm must have
bten hired secretly to assist in this canvass
with his valuable ii. It would be amusing,
if ,t were true thai Greeley vUed upon that
arch-deViser of Jo ce Heth ond woolly hor.es,
to ask his advice a out the conduct of the
canvass. In any f '" 1" 8
such a purpose, it s no hard to suppose
he dialogue lo ha e taken Ihe turn indicated
below: l ...,. ,l
tfwfcsr-How, Birnum, h. 1 1 t give the
uemuciais JC5e, il mis c.eeiiuu .
Camum-Why, tive 'cm Jessie.
Greeley What io you mean?
Uurnum 1 meat what I say. "Give 'em
Greeley Mi, I take. Enough sold
snail ue prouuceuror , ,....uo. ...e,
Unrnuni, ou woull say, be "-"
occasions, w bera j jtin is, mere snail jessie
be. Bayord Toylctr thought he has a rather
strong pro slavery joint shall write on ode in
scribed to "Johnynud Jessie." They shall
be daguerreotypedj and ombrolyped and lam
brotyped and painted and engraved together.
The idea is a good one, a glorious one. It
worthy, Barnum, olyour penious. The faint
est rustle of a pettipuot always sees ihe Amer
ican bean a flu tit ri Men may be proof aguiust
John, but will kmjck under to Jessie. Here
we have Ihe w hip rdV the inside track, ns you
would say, Bariiunj in the race against Bu
chanan. Buchniiai bos no wife, James has
no Jenny. And unless his trainers trump up
some handsome nietfe to offsett our "dodge,"
it wiil be worse for him, Barnum, let ir.e thank
you once more for your admirable suggestion.
If F remont succeeds, you shall be made Col
lector oi New York. Don't doubt il.
Whig View of Fremont's Nomination
The N. Y. Commercial AJeertiter, olwoys
Ihe leoding whig journal of that city; having
reputation for much political sagacity, an
nounces the nomination of Fremont as follows:
. "The 'bright, enterprising young man' has
been rewaided for 'handsomely exploring the
Rooky Mountains' by a nomination for the
Presidency. Of course no one anticipates lhat
he will be elected In this 'yeor ol our juorti'
that high office. The people of the United.
Slates, of any considerable proportion of them.
ore not likely to pass by men of years, and ex
perience, and wisd-im recoi'niztd statesmen
and leaders and place a young man, without
antecedents as legislator or statesman, in the
high office of Chief Magistrate. We do not
believe the republican leaders have any an
ticipation thai Col. Fiemont will be the next
President of this republic. He will serve,
what alone could be expected fioin their can
didate, to keep the 'conglomerate mass' (thus
one of their own speakers designated the
fSorty) together ihro'igh the campaign, and that
ts the object lor wnich he is noiniiiaieu.
ti'tll fml id. f li A r!nflvnlntl IliA inillilllCe
sunnose lhat if they really belUned their nom-
i..LL u m, i,t l.i. i,iprA.r,.i ii.mt wniild have
passed bv so many senior and more eligible
citizens, and piit forward so young a man. ond
one no entirely itlioul antecedents
It will be apparent to the reader that,
deeper tnd more lasting than ill the shouting.
hurl'iif.iii n.i.r II.. nnminillnn n f Pill.
pimn... iu fMtin. Ar .lfccr.iifnPiinii.'
,wk null nr.ii.nKtv ,m.niro iitte Inni.
Th h..mnn nf thA Yi.ri!. nnn nnicv
Inrrimtinu than. aohM ..d teal.
Aiini.Pthr. w. in,.,.;,.,, ih rpmililieans
sneciallv with their nretent candidate,
nnt lilrelv m nrnv vfn rmtMit in November
n.rl. xo.init men known In histn.v null exrte
Mr. John C. Breckinridge's Letter of Acceptance.
LEXINGTON. June 13. 1856.
refllion fa ilnpor,an, public questions in
i;vnive,li the tonroeehinePretidcntial election
Sir: The National Convention of the Demo
ciatic 1 any which recently assembled in Cin
cinnati, un nimoiisly nominated yu as a can
diuate for the office of Vice President of the
Un ited Stales.
Yoj have abeady informally accepted the
nomination, but we deem itoppropriate, under
instruct ions of tbe Convention, to communicate
the information officially in their names. We
also solicit you: attention to the resolutions
odop-ed by that assembly as expiessive of the
views and policy ot the Uemocra tic party, in
The Convention have associated your name
wilh lM of n) eminenl aml expelienced
ltalesrnan, Ufl(ieMhe couvic'inn that, although
y0ur public career has been brief, yet that it
,ja8 comman(lfcd tlie C011ndence not only of
-1 t,e C0U1t j ,h(ll
. - . nalriotisrn win essentially aid in il-
lustrating the piiuciples and in firmly estab
lishing the wise and generous policy of the
We tender you personally our sincere con
gratulations upon this distinguished pioof of
the public esteem, and remain wilh assurances
of profound respect,
Your fellow cili.er.s,
JOHN E. WARD,
W. A. RICHARDSON,
W. B. LAWRENCE,
A. G. BROWN. .
JOHN L. MANNING,
J. RANDOLPH TL'CKER,
Hon. J. C. B&eckixhiuuk.
LEXINGTON, Ky., June 28, 1856.
It!1'10 n?,1,ina,,.ion. wl11! ltl8 Ple,lBe '. if,
"nan.mnui ou of the delegations from all the
I f 11 lOWS lhat. m,(1 the distractions of
he "m ."! rem1alns one n,,ed an! PoWer"
ul orga,,,Zalion, whose common principles ex
t end over ev-ery foot ol Temtory coveted by
'ed,e"' fntWutum. After the recent repeated
a.ul i eplornble failures ol other parties w pre
a. sent lo tne country a national organization, we
- J '
conimunity of Seni,menl, this feeling of
, , jve fa f ,ual h
" a been the hopp'y forlune of Ihe Demo
for b j , fc Constitution
w,lictl1W8Sm,,UB l0 prolct us Bf l0 void the
' geographical and sectional issues against
incb'washi ngton solemnly warned hit court-
Gentlemen: I hnve received your letter of
the I3tb inst., giving me official information of
my nomination by the Democratic National
Convention for the office of Vice President of
the United Slates. I feel profoundly graceful
to the Democracy for this distinction, so far
above my merits and expectations, and accept
nould result in imposing on me any public du-
. - . .. -,-, - 1 I ,,.. tn
""'. '. --'
1 discharge them with fidelity.
I The Convention wisely selected for the first
place 111 tbe Government an eminent states
, , , ill 1
man, whose character and public services fur
confidence at home and
Vy V.J I I II U Ilk VVIIIIUVMVW 1Kb UVIIIV U IIU IV" .
The platform adopted by the Convention has
my cordial approval. I regard il as the only
baris on which the Union can be preserved in
iis original spirit. Adopted as it was by the
y T'"'-", 'he Stales upon the
unanimity which marked the proceedings of
thu Democratic Convention and tne patriot
may point 10 tne (act as a pledge ol consliiu-
: i t. t. r nt.:
u"lu" mo nciejiiira iruiu mniiie
anJ Texasfrom South Carolina and Califor
niawere 03 thorough'y united upon every
question of principle as those from the neigh
boring Southern States of Teuessee and Keii-
l.w.1... n.ll....a I'.... th n.li'l.l.nrm. Mn.ll...,
trvlnnn nn,l wa hlv pvpiv mnnn tn liplive
- i y sv - -
that it is yet equal to the high duly which
now devolves on t of preserving the Consti
tution and maintaining the tights of every por-
ttun of the Confederacy. If the unsound ele-
, .:.i.i.i : .: .
SOunht cunenial associations elsewhere, the
loss has been more than supplied by accessions
from the flower of the old Whig paiiy-nnd
thus reinforced, it will be the destiny ol lii
Democracy, under the lead of their distinguish
ed chief, to maintain the high position of our
country before the world to preserve the
equality of every class of citizens lo protect
the perfect liberty of conscience and to se
cure the peace of the Union by rendering
equal justice to evety part.
With sincere acknowledgements for the
friendly personal eiiliinenls, coutnit ed in your
1 am, rcspectfv.lly,
i our friend and obedient servant,
LEXINGTON, Ky., June 28, 1856. JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE.
Messrs. Woid, Richardton, llibbnrd, Law
rence, Brown, Manning, Forsyth, Tucker, Sey
mour aud Preston.
Letter of Ex-President Martin Van Buren in
favor of Jas. Buchanan for President.
Ex-President Martin Van Buren has written
a long letter lo the Tammany Society, of New
York, in which he takes ground for James
Buchanan as President. We make the fol
lowing extract from it :
Mr. Buchanan in his letter of acceptance,
pledge himself to the people, "should the
nomination of the Convention be ratified
the people, that all the power and influence
constitutionally possessed by ihe Executive
shall ba exerted in a firm but conciliatory
spirit, during Ihe single term he shall remain
in office, to restore the same harmony among
the sister Stales w hich prevailed before Ihe
apple ol u.scord, in Hit lonn ol slavery ugita
Hon, had been cast in their midst."
knows thot this pledge con be redeemed
but one way, and thai is by securing to the
bunajide tenters of ihe Territory, if matters
should be allowed to remain as I hey no v stand,
the full, Iree ond practical enjoyment of the
rights intended to be grunled to them by
e, organic acv, including thatol Iree su tinge, and
1 no one will understand better than he that
nothing s,hofl of the substance of those rights
would answer the purpose or satisfy the exct
ted arid vigilant scrutiny of those who will
e'ery step thot it taken in the matter,
Doubts were at one time thrown out I know
not fiont what quarter in regard to the pow
er of Un: Executive to give this securitv;
! B till irS
ailairs now in ptogress show that these dout'is,
i I lheyver existed, have been dispelled. .The
. Coiitlitui ton ui8ke it the express duty of
Federal EieCu live to tee that "the laws
I faithfully executed," and he IS clothed wub
powers adequate to its performance,
Will Mr. Rucliintn, if elecied, redeem
pledge f I telieve be will, and therefore
- t WH' cheerfully support tiiirt. All lhat can
J asked of him is to do equal and exact justice
published every Thursday morning in '.he old
Masonic Ifall.iacond story o I thebriek build
ng wettofC. Vnnautdil k Co'ntore, Mtiu
Street, Eaton,6hio, a ttbefolloWngr'iU:
fl:50 per annm, in advance.
S?00: if ii'itpaid within the year, and
S.VSOi.fter the year lias expired.
LF Phese rate w ill berigidly enforced.
Nopaper liscontinued until all.irrearag t (are
paidu u less a Uheoptiou oft h t publisher.
ITTNo communication inserted, unlestao
oinpanied b j a responsible naoie.
to every section of the country lo exetciie
the high poueis with hich he will be invest
ed to .'ecu re the object in view. well be-
cause I', w ill be right so to do, as because there
may be reason to fear that the existence of the
Government itself may depend upon his seu
r:n? it. So much has been said in regard to
the dangers wilh which the Union is threat
ened, as lo require no inconsiderable effort on
the part of on earnest man to touch upon the
solemn theme for fear he might be Suspected
of a desire lo prostitute it to comparatively
petty purposes. But nil must admit it to bo
certain that there.- never was a period in the
history of Ibis Republic when sectional ani
mosities were so rife, or hod, to sogieoton
extent, inflamed the musses of the people. If
ihe Confederacy shall prove strong enough lo
withstand these toiicuts of bi'.ler watcis, it
will afford the best evidence that the love of
union is as deeply impressed upon the Ameri
can heart as its most sanguine friends have
imagined it lo be. I see good grounds for hope
lhat such may be the happy issue out of our
present ulaiming condition, in the prospect of
Mr. Buchanan's election. He is neither on
untried man nor one of ordinary stomp. He
has for a long time been favorably known to
the public service, and conies before the coun
try with a character already formed, ond a
mind thoroughly trained in the school of ex
perience. In regard lo the future action of
such a man, his constituents are not left to
conjecture and hope, but may form positive
opinions. He has, with characteristic good
sense, relieved himself from the imputation of
being influenced by o desire to conciliate any
special or partial interest, with a view to a
re-election, and his acts from misconstructions
which the suspicion of being so influenced
mi&ht engender. Thai a man with such onte
cedelils, ond occupying such a position, act
ing in a matter of sufficient interest to attract
the allintioii of the world, ond in the presence
of a free and intelligent people, among whom
he was reared, and expects to spend the even-,
ing of his life, can fail to perform his entire
duty when the path that leads to it is so plain,
that "the warfaring man, though a fool, could
not err therein," is a consummation that 1 am
very certain con never be realized.
M. VAN BUREN.
To Messrs. Murphy, SheparJ, Fowler, Kelly,
Wheelan, Purdy anJ others, Committee of
Arrangements of the Tammauy Society.
M. VAN BUREN. The Newark (o.) Times-Another Old-Line
Whig Editor Out for Buchanan and Breckinridge.
We arc glad to see by a Nile number of the
Newark (Licking County) Timet, that W. P.
Brister, the well-known Old-line Whig editor
in thnt county, who last fall worked gallantly
for Trimble ondthe res! of the Black-Republican
Slate ticket, has now entered the field in
behalfof Buchanan and Breckinridge, placing
their names at the mast-head of his journal
Mr. Blister is a strong and foicible writer, a
gallant national man, and we not only wel
come him cordially in the Democratic ranks,
but recommend his paper to the liberal pat
ronage of the Democrats of Licking and the
The influence of Mr. Brister ond Mr. Hub
bard, of the Logan Gazelle, both Old-Line
Whi editors; will be felt by the Block-Republicans
when the voles are counted this fall,
h'rom Mr. Bris'.er's salutatory we make the fol-'
lowing extracts, and would gladly copy the
whole article, if our space would allow.
The editor of the I'i'mim, after staling lhat
he has always been an Old-line Whig, and
lhat that party was destroyed by tbe efforts of
the Abolitionists, adds:
The election of November, 1352, came on
nnel the little vitality left lo the Whigs wag.
knocked compleluly out of them, and then the
old party quietly wrapped itself up in its lime-
worn garments, stretched itseii out anu uitu:
Time passed; the scattered fragments of Ibis,
thnt ond t'other speedily banded together,
worked themselves into a fusion, and, lo! the
prodlictpf their hibor is dumped down upon
the earth in the repulsive shape of the present
hybrid "HepuUieun" parly.
ull. we very soon hat! the question lorcea
upon us " Where should ve go?" It did not
i n Ue us long to decide; with ihe Abolitionists
we had no sympathy; there existed not the
slighe3t chance for Fillmoie: the only conserv
ative parly itll to tins (lisirncitu country was
the Democratic party! A moment! we iook
the leap, and here we art!
I luring the progress oi our puuiisning tne
Times w'e will more fully develop the causes
of our opposition to thewuolly-heads. For the
present, let it suffice to say that, wilh all the
energy we are capable of, with whatever talent
we may possess, we win oame wim d sioui
hcattand n clear conscience for the Union and
the restoration of peace to the country; ond
nowhere can we find friends to aid in this
great work in such numbers as we cai by
fighting in the raiiKS oi me uemocra uc noui.
We will, then, support heartily ihe national,
Slate, county and township nominations of the
Democratic party whenever opportunity oilers.
We will, as we ever have done, oppose with
all our strength, Abolitionism, under whatever
name or guise u may come, or whoever moy
be found advocating such offensive doctrine.
We look upon Republicanism, as practiced
in this any. as a monstrous imposition and des
potism, crushing all, if within its powers, who
do not adopt us nypucruieui icnti. nun ci
"hosauna;" and view it in no olher light than
that it is the old, infuriate lbohlion parly, in
tensified even from its ancient quintessence.
Mr. Herbert is in prison al Warhington, a-
wailing trial under a charge of murder. Mr.
Brooks is held to bsil and awaits trie 1 for the
assault on Sumner.. Sr. far the. supremacy of "
Ihe law is asserted without distinction of per-
bout. But. where are iue itnow-ioihing vill
ain' vho killed a democratic elector in the
streets of Washington, .for daring to express
himself in favor of the Union Mayor? Where
are the officers of justice that helped I hem to
escapes here are the nssossins of Buelr
Where are the incendiaries and assassins of
New Orleans! Where .a-e the rioters of
Washington city, who but the other day as
sailed the Mayor ad magistrates with aluug
shoisnnd wiijj slonesf
Alatf the men who assail Democrats, vrho .
break up Democratic meetings, who drive
Democratic electors from the pulls, who deaf
assassin blow's at Democratic leaders, are
never brought to justice! Justice is blind to'
them. But she unveils her eye and opens
her momh, in full cry, when the sacred per
sona of the opposition aro tbieoteucd! Thai:
is tbe difference