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Cfrfrjin GEORGE WASHI2raT0N.
NEW SERIES VOL. 3 NO. 20.
LANCASTER, OHIO, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPT. 20, 1855.
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irTll nlii3HCBrlj, not exreeuliis one qiinro will
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In anollier column we hnvo given our
views in regard to the ticket presented by
our oppononts in this county. Tlio Tact
ih.it it is a wenk orid, tiillit diily to impress
the America pHy witli Uia idiportance
Vtf pro'seiftin' tiuiiu't tiompostjd 6f the very
beM meii tJclrfrililg W our organization.
Wn have triiiny honest, intelligent men who
are Well quitlified to discharge efficiently
the (luiij inotimbent upon'our county of
ficers;. ;Uet uoh alone bd cliosen. '
:'nJLti selecting candidates, we ought care
fully to avoid one class of mon. Wo refer
to profoasioaal offie-8cc1ier8..s The ticket
prd3eriu.'d by our opponents is.with one ex-e-'p'ion,
oonip-dsied of that Jetesluble class,
ijeiicc, if rt3 presieal really good rfion we
will gain a vast advantage over them. In
8iretiih'o4r-'can;li.:ites, . llien, lotus be
Su'r. to itiititro. whether' they aro honest
an I cap ablii. ?Thc man wTw iu ike the best
p'lMiu iifni'er's'Mro those who have never
(ieiti;.V-Vda, W "hnva 'fid wayi-Ta'tthTully
mil ai'alO'4-ly iUteiided'to tlieir own.busi
iioss!. Tfie best President wo have ever had
w:sW.vHfsnTo', yet:ho never sought nor
-desire I thal position: There arc hundreds
of goo 1; honest, cp ible men- who hnve
iiuypr, d i'H;ime.l of gutting an office, .who
iicvei-thuless ' would Jill whh honor l.o thein
seives, and profit to: the coanlj-. any posi-
' rt')U hi whiuh their Mlow-citizsns might
sec proper to pi tea them. Lit us diseiird
ollhse bog'Tiirs thy ruined llio Democratic
party in this 'county, and tlicy will ul:i
matcly luiii Us lio'illJ.'wc'give tlrcrii -the
fuiist encouragemeiit , . L
There nrcnhree'olBces of especial impor
tance to ba Pad at the nvxt election; wo
mean tho Seimtorship and the two seats in
the House' tf v?lifoli tfus county is entitled.
These important plnces have f)r soveial
years past been rilled by members of the
Clique who have been a disgrnree to' them
selves and th?r constituents. The time was
.When Fairfiuld was represented by compe
tent and hcnest meu'. Then we had short
sessions of the legislature. Tlien the gov
ernment wasoonduotud economically. For
several yenre past an entirely different
' 8talo-of affairs haij existed. The mombers
pf. the Legislature have given to drunkon-
ness 'and., debauchery, time which should
been devoted to;the buness of the State,
We have some startling facts to place be
fore our readers in regard to the private
history of ,the last Legislature, which, was,
Without' doubt, the niost wicked and cor-
rupt body of men which ever met in a
legislative capacity. '
. The-people of Ohio are groaning under
the immense weight of taxation imposed
, upon them by the two last legislative as
semblies.. . Never have we had more weak,
inefficient and uncalled for. legislation.
We need a Legislature composed of liberal
riiinded,. intelligent men, not of mere poli
ticians, who, in theif eal to promoto the
welfare of -their party, negleot, rir by pari
, tiWin fegislatlon," po'siiivcly.injure the great
' commercmr interests of the State; We
-'-nVerff in short,. a Legislature composed of
. su'bstamiiivli prnctioal business men, -men
wbo'6av an. interest in having laws whioh
will give tifiiaf fVbfoction and encourage
t toont to every department of business. . ;
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" r Col.'. Wedill is the proprietor of the Ohio
Eagt.' ,,When it sp'ealis it w Gov. Modill
J speaking.' ; It is not a matter of surprise,
therefore, that many articles should nppear
in that sheet eulogising our "noble Gov
ernor." ,N. Schleioh is at th"e head of said
paper as brie of the. ostensible editors, and
C; when we read in its columns Ilia glowing
' aQoountSf of his eloquent speeches, we are
at once convinced, to tise a western ex
presBiotl,' tht be-is decidedly a "'Big In
Vinl 'lf'thli is'n'rtlie quintesoehct of mo
dosty, will soms bf 6ur friettdii pleaso toll
Qawhat is ? '"" - - i ' " ' .
' jT- One of the worst effects of the
providence of party spirit, is the demoral
izing effect which tl at spirit seldom fails
to exert upon those who have the misfor
tune to become ' politiduM. These men,
almost without exception, iudulge in pro
fanity and lying-' If tlfty have an object
to attain, they care cot how base and dis
honorable tho means may be to which they
resort for its attainment, if their motives
are but selJUlT. And corrupt. They are 1
much ni.iie anxious to vanquish their op
ponents than , to promote tho real glory,
honor, and prosperity of their .country.
' II was party spirit which corrupted tho
people of the Romnn Rppublic, nnd madu
them, in the hands of designing men, the
means of taking away their own liberties.
Party was arrayed against pnrty, civil wars
ensued, and amid the conflict the liberties
of that people were lost forevei Shall
wo not profit by tho lesun taught us by
the hibtory of that ancient republic, whose
empire was extended throughout the en
tire world by the stem republican virtues
of her citizens ?
Party spirit has ever been considered
by the wisest statesmen; philosophers and
historians, as the most dangerous enemy
of a republican form of government.
Washington, in his Farewell Addres, wains
us that "it is a Spirit not to bo encouraged."
Party spirit prevails to an alarming ex
tent jitst at this' time. Never was there a
period when there was a greater demand
for tho use of reason and judgment. Mens'
ures of the greatest importance are to be
decided upon by tho people, nnd they
should be uninfluenced by passion or pre
judice. These reflections have been suggested
to us by accounts which we have received
of the speeches delivered by Medill during
the present cnniDaiLrn. " They have been
degrading to himself anl maulling to the
intelligence and morality of the people.
Blackguard stories and obscene language
sound doubly disgusting when - coming
from the lips of the Governor of 6 great
State like. Ohio. Medill must learu that
the people of Fairfield have a high regard
for morality, and that they do not wish
their children taught that the highest and
noblest accomplishments of a man arc
blackguardism and obscenity.
Freemen of Fail fold 1 you rtre Called
upon this fall to rebuke corruption in high
places; and as you go to tho polls may tfiese
words' of Washington ring in your ears:
Of all the dispositions nnd habits which
lead to political prosperity, religion and
morality aro indispensahio supports.
That the leaders of the Red Lodge Clique
denied tho right of suffrage to American
freemen- at their primary election to nom
inale a county and senatorial ticket.
Remember, That Andrew Fonst used all
tho power of his official station whilo Sen
ator from this District to defeat the con
struction of the Cincinnati, Wilmington fc
Zancsvillo Rail Hoad, and that his opposi
tion to this road caused a, useless expendi
ture of one hundred. thousand dollars.'
:' Mthember, XXiiA his opposition to our
railroad was sufficient reason for his pnrty
to refuse fo return him to the Senate, and
that hVs nommtttibri'at this time is to save
somo greater favorite from the mortifica
tion of defeat, a result they look upon'ns
certain; r - . .
JiimenXbcr, That Wm. Modill,' the: I.'oeo'
,foco candidate) for Governor, has asserted
in different portions of tho Stale that ho is
a member of the Methodist Church, and
that this same Medill "when- at home is a
notorious patron of all tho Lager lieer
Sinks in tho city, nnd spends hundreds of
dollars in intoxicating diiuk for distribu
tion nmonof liis friends. " :
Remember, That Governor Modill is the
proprietor of the Ohio Eagle,' ftnd that
when it speaks of his towering abilities ami
unblemished character, that it is Billy Me"
dill blowing his own trumpet.
: Remember, that Wm. Medill used all the
means in his power to prevent tho expo
sure of hundreds of dollars of cou'uty cor
ruption from being placed,upon roco'rd, do
elftfaring that it would only have a tenden
cy to distract tho quiet of the party, whiclr
was hold together by the "adhesiveness of
public plunder' .
: JC"Tnm S. Slaughter, former editor of
the Lancaster Oaxelte, has returned from a
toiir through Mt'nnesota; nd in connection
with Geo, W. Mac Elroy, Ehcj-, the pres
ent editof of that paper, will publish a cam
paign paper in Lancaster, to be calieu xne
.'American' Clipper." ; It will be b spicy
BlTttir. Last year the politU'aV control, was
Cut, the first time Wrested from the Vandal
hands of one of the most miserably Corrupt
political cliques in, Ihe Statu of Ohio;' ami
there seems to De a strong geterminauon
among the Republicans to maintain their
vantage ground, and thy wHl do -",it-A(hM
Afesttajfr.' .. '.h . .
Tlie Hag Nicbl Ticket.
.The members of the Clique were entire
ly successful in' coutroling the nominations
at the primary election, and their ticket is
composed of 4iien who have grown grey in
the service of tlio Rpt J.6 jgfi. jEvcry inen
on the tKBot is fitll ttiougu not favorably
known to the peoplo known because, they
have been leading politicians in this coun
ty fur years, ruu their day, aud long fehice
been laid on the shelf as broken down
A.NDiiEw Foubf is the nominee for Sen
ator, the man who represented this district
in the State Senate when the influence of
(hatboJy was so highly essential to tho in
terests of tho Cincinnati, Wilmington and
Zanesville Railroad, aud whose opposliun
to this public enterprise so seriously retard
ed itsTompletion fts so bring iipon him the
indignation of.his own party, who repudi
ated his courso on this and other measures
by refusing to re-nominate him for the se
cond term. Ever; since, he has been look
ed upon as politically dead, and why the
Clique should resurrect him at this parlic
ular juncture is most glaringly apparent
to every ono who has taken the least inter
est in the politics of this county. When
Foust was defeated In tho Convention
which nominated Lot L. Smith, it was with
great difficulty his few fiiends could be in
duced to vote the ticket, and had not the
party been in the meridian of its power,
and able to crush all opposition by promi
ses of reward, a serious, if not total rup
tuie, would have been the result. At pre
sent, things aro differently siiuated, and
l lie party has become so weakened that it
is-compelled to resort to tlio most odious
men to unite and keep together their bro
ken fragments. Those who were once laid
aside and repudiated who have long since
given up all hopes of promotion, arc the
only one's, at present, who can bo prevail
ed upon to offer themselves as ft sacrifice,
or in other words,- lie used. When. a nom
ination amounted lo an eH? Ljoijt hey : wear
kicked overboard, aud. made to yivu place
to men moro closely ailed to tlio Clique.
Jowthata nomination is only made as a
matter of form they have two reasons for
resurrecting these men. first, to prevent
them from leaving the pnrty entirely in this
their hour of trouble. Secondly, they enn
offer them as a tcrijle undercolor of a
compliment, nn thus fulfil empty promises
long since made to appease their wrath.
judge Ciiankv aud Lri.E, the nominees
for Representatives are men of moderate
ability. The hame of the former bas so
long been associated with political gam
bling rind wire-pulling, that ho is perfect
ly familiar to every voter in the county ns
an incorrigible office seeker, ready toaceept
any thing from Congress down to supervi
sor. Lvle, too, is equally familiar in the
same relatio.i to the publie. There has
never yot been a time when they were not
ready to offer their services to bear the
burthens of office, Wo think, however, in
this instance, the peoplo wiil politely, nnd
without noise, decline troubling ihera with
'any responsibilities in this way.
The nominee for Treasurer, Edward
Gratmll, is the present incumbent. IIo
occupies a very peculiar position, being in
tho hands of men who villified. nnd dono
all they could against htm when his namo
was first presontod in connection with the
office he now holdsi Every schemo tho
ingenuity of the Clique could devise,' was
brought to' bear agaiust him two years ago,
and had it not boon for the untiring efforts
of his friends, who havo since repudiated
the Treasury' eaters, and aro now acting
With the American party, U. would
have mot with a perfect Waterloo defeat,
llo cannot, however, expect to receive the
co-operation of these men hr' the present
contest, llo is,, however, decidedly the
boat mnn on the ticket,, and has filled the
offico of Treasurer to the general satisfac
tion of his constituents. One thing, how
ever, will secure his defeat. Ho is in the
hands of men who have for. ycrs"past used
the ofrloeha now holds, and for which he
is a candidate for-jo-election, .to- advance
the interests of tho party whonsver funds
were necessary for distribution; and in' this
way hundreds nnd thousands of dollars
hnve.beert taken- from its vaults to buy up
the voles of an rignorant foreign populace,
who annually offer themselves for sale in
the political market. By associating with
and becoming the nominee of these mon,
Mr. Gravbill will find that ho has
placod himself ...alongside of those whose
mantle of vice can no.longcr scroeu nnd
cover up their political depravity.', , This
offico' is tho most important one in'the
oounty, and none other than, a man of ac
knowledged financial ability should be se
lected to fill it. ' - ':,'' " ' J '
.' Mr, Sharp, the candidate, for Commis
sioner, lias been "everything by turns, and
nothing longj.V H Is ve17 unpopular and-
will be easily defeated.-' ';
With but oho',. ex'coplMjn',. lho ticket is
composed ,6f long established1 members of
the Bad' Lodge -Clique,' and men ' wiio will,
'ESTABLISHED' IN 8W.J
ngjTirrn. jTM IniTnTfffit 'i r'TI j,
if elected represent tha interests of that j ' Look at the th let pre'ken'etl by the Trea
bdlous organizalion, Ly making the pow- sury Eaters of this county for the suffrages
er of their respective offices subfcervii-ut to of a free people, and rViao beginning td
the promotion of its members. A de per-; end, with but one exeeptku, you will find
ate figiit will b riiado to fee lire the Icc- it eompjsed of tb very cl;4 of men who
Hun onms tick'K, an-.l U behooves eiury Imv m lon dixiirad our State, ni-n
voter In the couiity to unite - in oppohition : who are ready lo give up every thing else
to these-nicm ' by so doing its defeat by j to secure permanency to partizi-i organiza
an overwhelming majority is certain. tion. Let the yoteri of tho county' lool
wll to this matter, and see that mfn who
- . Can It be True!
We have been reliably informed that
for years' past a system of
know and appreciate the wants of the t.'o-
n.,...li;..n l.n P are selected -to premie over
been going on iu the Treasurer's office iu "Ks- u,ve u' Mt!, ,i01 uemag.-gnes, to
this county which has heretofore defi-d "present us in tie next Legislature of the
all tsijort at deltctioii. It is well known
that in every political struggle in this
county hundreds and sometimes thousand
of dollars havo been expended by men
known to be possessed of a very ino lurate
proportion of ivorUly wealth. This has
frequently been a matter of observation
and remark among the peoploof the coun
ty, and, not until qtuto recently has the
goose which laid the gohlep egg been dis
covered. We Hie now informed by per
sons entitled to credit, that it has been cus
tomary among County Treasurers to fur
nish members of thu Rnl Lodge money
from the treasury for electioneering purpo
ses taking irresponsible individual iioU?k
for security. It is also said that hundreds
of dollars in this kind of paper can at the
nresent tinio be found on file in lho office
which is worth about ns much as so much
blank paper. Up to this time, however,
these several amounts have been relumed
as cash the Clique not daring to make a
true exhibit of the condition of the eotin'y
finances. If these reports are founded on
well established proof.'ns we are assured
they are, the people: should at once see that
a thorough investigation be nudj into this
the most responsible office in the county.
We have not- h4--he--4nfrgriT-trf Mr.
Gr.aybill brought in question, and therefore
infer that this system jwwine l the acts of
former Treasurers.., It. would bo well.
howover, for Mr. (jr-aybill to inquire into
the truthfulness of these reports, ns a fail
ure to do so might at some future time un
justly reflect discredit oh his uffieial char
acter. In view of these reports it is of the
greatest importance that a man of nerve
and ability should be elected to fill this
very important position, nnd above all, a
"man of acknowledged capacity to ferret
out and correct any evils w hich may be
found. The duties of Treasurer are such
rs to requiro a man well read in financial
operations, to discharge. In the selection
of a enndidato for this ofliee tho nomin.a
ting convention should bavo an eye singie
o capacity and honesty. It is, we repeat,
an important position, and one which few
nro capable to fill.
Importance of Action.
Tho importanco of a thorough nnd effi
cient organization of tho Amoiioan people
in the present contest cannot fail to strike
the attention of every intelligent voter iu
the State. Tho coming election is one of
no ordinary character, and its result will
have an influonco for weal or for woe, that
will bo mostsenibly felt in long years of our
our nolilical futuro. A duo consideration of
the issue of tho present canvass cannot fail
to convince every thinking man among us
of tho correctness of our premises. -
It has been many long years since our
political destinies were guided by meu cho
sen by the people and equally long has it
been since tho peoplo have stood out in
their individuality as fre electors, untranv
muled bv clinnc cr faction. We had so
lonn- becomo accustomed to. submit to the
diroction ami dictation of leaders, that to
look forward to and obey tho commnnd of
others seemed to bo a matter of course.
Fortunately for the country, tho American
party has instilled into tho minds of our pco
pie a spirit of independence sufficiently
strong to nerve them in their noble efforts
to alienate themselves from formor political
associations ah'd narrow prejudices, 'and
which enables them to laugh to scorn the
silly efforts of demagogues to entrap them
into the support of schemes of public
plunder under the garb of Democracy
' The timo was, and that time borders on
the present,: when no measure, however
beneficial to the best interests of the State,
could receive the sanction or consideration
of our State Legislature, unless introduced
by a majority member of that body. So
bh'oted in their action had become the pai
tizan members -of our Legislature that to
secure the defeat a of a measure it was on
ly necessary to trace its origin W the oppo
eitiori It intrinsio merits, wsro as noth
ing in the balance when compared wilh the
source of its origin. - In This waTaiatiy
saliitary measures have been, defeated, and
many oniragw pcrp u.nv; 4 ; f
State. We want'nfcn who have the moral
courage to legislate for the people and not
for a party.
from the American Clipper.
Great UemncVnlic Ontpoariu? nt Bremen!
Sulileich, lriwoli uuti the Hear l'ed
lei" oil Ibe Mump.
Eds. CuPl'Ert : As political meeting-
appear to oe tlieWuting order or the uay, I ;
bavo thought it not out of order to ijivt
you a brief account of one that was held in
lho village of Bremen on . Saturday laL.
Some days previous to the dy of meeting. '
large handbills, announcing the meeting
and the speakers that might be expected lo
address the people on the occasion, among
whom was mentioned the Lion E. I).. Olds,
aud othei distinguinhod Democratic speak
ers of the day, w illi a long and loud call lo
the Democrats particularly, and -everybody
e, to turn out and lieer me aii-iinporani
FiQin tUt American Clipper.
Americans fa. li mi(; f net and Foreign
In my communication of last ' week,' 1
have said that w propose, as a principle
au-1 primary ajtiejj; in the great American
reform, a change iu our naturalization
law; and by this we liieaA lliatalf foreign
ers who hnve no', obtained the right of the
u l.-i i vu rr!iii.-1ii fthfuil.l in fto.lirinn li
k ood moral cl,aracu-r have resided at Wast
iwvinr-oae year in jM jiart of the Uni
ted Sta'os of America, before ihey can
VdUi or bold office. This we believe be
of equal nnd vital importance both lo the
foreigner aud native" Urn citizen. Not
l-caus we .believe them to bo naturally
dia pialif el, for, on the contrary, I believe
all meii (oCice holders and ekers x
cepted) politically l.onet, for th simple
reaso'i tiiavall men desiro a liberil form of
govern. aer,i, thf.t they may enjoy life,
liberty, and the puruuii of happiness" with
out molestation; but we not only believe
but know, Hmt a vory large majority of all
j the foreigners tnat come to tl.iscoun'rv at
j the presi.-iit day, are grosy ignorant, and
from education and habits are totally dis
qualified for those sacred privileges of
making, an 1 a hninistering, laws ft r the
t; iVernmeiitof a free and intelligent peopl-j.
And out of this, jf possihle, grows a still
greater evil. Th'-y form tha element and
material, by means of which the demat'Ogu
(i dishonest, politician, are enabled to keep
alive lhat biiler party feeling so mii'-h dep
recated by all good citizens; and by vili
fying, and slandering our best men, per
verting and faliryni'' our political history.
and exciting political topics of tlio day (lis-1 1 w :-l 1 the balance of political power, and
cussed, that wo, the people, might deter- j OI,y defeat tho bst interests of our
mine for ourselves who among tin many i ,.r(utrv'. but to en-rraft unon our institu-
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that were seeking our votes t.iis lan, w-jro
V.on. laws and u.-aires wlu-.-h are not onlv
really woitnv to r-jeeive uiem. inc ! ;Hirioii. baV if suffered lo exist sud in-
iker offering lo enlighten the benighted creI,L. i streiijth. will ultimately oblitt r-
volers of old Uushcre-k upc-n tho proper j (,.,, 0,,r r..pnbli. !t r simplicity and boasted
equality, and leave ns the mere name oi
civil and reliirious liberty. By this it will
course lor litem to .pursue it iney wisueu
to save our beloved 'country from dt-secra- j
tion aud ruin, was Newton, of the Pope's
organ, who toon ins 't-xi ironi uoiy wrr,
IDih chapter and 3V.b verso of Leviticus,
dividing ii into two propositions; first, to
prove lhat - the (Jjrk-1 aqtern, midnight
prowling party that had recently sprung
up in our county, was guilty of a palpable
violation of the law of God, In attempting
to opprosi the stranger lhat wished lo so
journ among us, dec. Second, that they
were g'uliy of moral treason, ny sweating
bo seen that wo dread the demagogue
(whether native or foreign, for wo have
both,) more than the .foreigner; for. I, have
sni l, and still say, that give us a law as un
alterable -4hal of lite' Mewl and IVr
sians, making it p?na! in tho highest degree,
and stripping of all political franchise the
man who would utter or publish a political
falsehood in any form, whether by -vilifying
and slandering officials and candidates,
or filsifvin? tho record of his country's
lence to tho constitution and ' Wtorv. w should have liltla to fear from
laws of otir country. II-jw well, he sue-', f0r.-i 'ners. But as the matter stands, alH
eeo-led in satisfying his audience that ihei ()1)1i an.i observing men have Ion'' since
propositions of his text were ' tru?, is not j seun t)18 a,Euiute nceesVity of arresting this
for mo to jii Ig'e; but one thing I am satis-1 fur,.j.rn influence, wielded bv dishonest
find ho did prove to the full satisfaction of mol, arij ,iie re-establMiraent of our an
to do open v
11 present, nnd that is, that he is not a lo
gaily called minister to teach from Holy
Writ nny of its sacred truths, and wo fear
from present prospects no never win on,
cient Republican purity.
For this purpose- we have organized the
American order, believim? it to be the
grand basis upon which rests the power
unless ho shquM refu.nt and forsake tlue : ttlld pnieticability of rightly adjusting all
error ot ir.s ways, i no ocxi nije.ihor m , t,e vexed ouestions which liave been, and
order was Dr. (n-iswoIJ, who, a.ier giving - now are ai!atiii2f the country. All we ask
us a beautiful description ot the valley and -ls a un;on 0f aij (ile g00j men m tj.ecouu
scenery between this and Lancaster, told tl.V( without reference to party cognomen
us how muirh we should feel ourselves in I or' polia! preference, and a majority will
... . r .. . ..I..,! ,n nf . l t
dent to ma iorcign. popuoo-iou ui oui -i-un-. WnyS D0 uuna ready, riguuy to uenue
try for -our icten:Hl improvements, and a j ) questions touching the interests of a free
vast nmount ot our-city weai;u, etc., aim i ami enlightened people. And now let me
bow shameful it was to sea those harmless . v .Aa ,9 foroiirner nnythinj to fear 7
and innocent Irish and Dutch presciibed. 0n the contrary, he has everything to
persecuted, nnd murdered,' as they had '0 txit-nd to him tho right hand
been but a short timo since in the city of, of fellowship we cive to him all the priv-
Louisville, by a set of midnight assassins, 1 jj,, ,os anj protection under the constitn
meetingin secret councils weeks bpfore Ur arK aWS tmt wo miike for our own
the 6th of August last, aud there co&coct- j government ad happiness : all we ask is,
ing schemes to murder those poor inno- j lhrtt ne slft;'l J.oep bimsclf out of the hands
cents, without regard to age, sex, or con- 0f tlle deniagogue,r.nd in no wise interfere
dition;. yea, more innocent bancs were w-ui, our civil, arid religious institutions,
shot hanging on their mother's bosoms, ! ju t510 dcina?wUe let mo say, go on with
then snatched from their fond embrace mid 1 y01ir' hypocritical bowlings" ; pour forth
cast into tho burning flames; and this, myJie torrent of your falsehoods nnd slan-
tellow-citizens, an uono oy a pari pieasiug at,rs a aVelanohe is upon you; and to the
to stylo themselves the Know-Nothing, or j Venal press of Sag Nieht defense, charge
American narty. Are you wiiiiuir io u.ne; i..imn t0 i lfl Ameruans all evil, past, pres-
these scenes of bloodshed and murder car-etlt nnj fuiurB; shed crockadile tears over
ried out in all your principal towns nnd lno Union's last breathings, and tho for-
citios? If you are, support L-nase ana t.ie pjgnt,r8 hopes ruined; open wide your
. iov. MeUIU'a rtUlou
Gor. Medill is. we believe, a candidate
for re-election, yet for some cause orbthfcr, "
his name is saldoin' mentioned In the pa
p:rs.iid his qualifications or political pnn-
ciplj bat links' iuquired fu-r.- TJi, pees,.
pie tuw VerylltlW 01 tun poiiui uurai-.,
ry, and seem io Uke it for grsntei that W
has no antecedents worth learning. Irr
this assumpiiii, there ia a good deal of .
truth, inasn.ucli as Uovernor piouiuaunu ...
be has bx-u mu h iu public - life, has al-i
way Leen a stupid.neg-itive sorf of a man, .
and lias never made much of a mark any
where. He has always been a strict par -tizu,
and what ever he has douahai beeif
performed by him simply agent of
bis party, without ever takia the iroubl
loenquiiefor himolf whether it waa
right or wrong. ILi bus 'no'-antecedents,
therefore, except such as h has acqniroii
io comiuon with his paoty. - H is Dot ji
ranoroaikorditiuclion iu any stnse.but
is only of a class or herd of .such ashiin-.
self. His positions in frm r times not
having been a matter of much ' important
or notoriety, the contrast between them
and any position he may assume now, I
not so rea lily observed as it would be in
the case of a man of more prominence.
Gov. Medill W stamping the Stste.-and
he claim for himself the credit of being jv
vrygood acti ifvery man, because be
exuects to make voU3 by it. BefoTe he.
permuted to make capital in this way, ho
ought to explain to the people whether or
not he has repented of the voles he gave,
while in Congress, on lle subject of the
ri'jht of petition. We will rehearse- thesw
voles, and claim-, that Gov. 'Medill has
right to the suffrages of the people of Ohio1
atni!, unless he has repented of them ami .
proclaims that repentance.
lt. lie voted to suspend the rules of
Congress to enable Mr. Wise of Virginia,
to offer 8 res-jlutio'n lW-the qttiuu.oC
the reception of ali petilio.n3.in relation ty
slavery, sliould be laid on tne tame wiin-
out any debate or action wbtyer.
2 I. Ho vo'ed to suspend the rules tut
the, tiurfjose of adopting a resiutotr 'that.
all rwlilions in iviation to sjayerhold..
hi laid on the table without reraaitTpriur
ing or r.-fert-nce. .
3 I. He voted for the fo.lowmg resoiu-;
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lion, whicii was auopiou, anu i uun u .--.
tlie gag law : . ' .
"lUfMvtJ, Tiiat no petition, memorial
resolution, or other paper, praying for the
abid'nion of Slavery in the District of Co
lumbia or any btate or territory, or ol mo
Slave Trade" between the Slates and Ter
r'reries of the United States, in. which it
now exists, shall be received in this House,
or entertained in any way whatever. -
4th. In the memorable conlest which
ensued, of which the venerable J. Q. Ad
ams was champion for the repeal of, th
Gag Law, Mr,..Medill voted uniformly i
gainst itai rrpe?.I " '
- 5th. When John B. Weller offered tha
resolutions prepared by Bolts, of V irginia,
censuring Mr. Adams for picseptinga pe
tition from citizens of Massachusetts on l.he'
subject of right of petition, Medill voted
every time with the persecutors of the"'QM.
man eloquent.' And unatiy, wncn iwiis,
the originator of llie resolution, tirod ol me
contest, moved to lay the resolution on the
table, Medill voted with the minority in
the negative, afier high-minded- Southern
men had become ashamed of the contrc-
ince of that ticket, and these disastrous fl0li-jrates, and deluge the country will
consequences win most nsuiuuiy iouuw. your a(.Custoped impurities and billings
Oh, doctor ! my ciieeK mtuneo lor snume, ;ftltJ sime unlI you two, Jointly and sev
when I compare tho above statements with . ttraUyi 8i,8 ;ave exhausted the fountain
the legal investigation of that unfortunate' n,i poog Qf wj,..,! perversion; it will
Louisville mob. But to tbo doctor s salu proSt vou nolujnrr. Truth, reason nnd jus
lary hope : If you wish to save your bo- lit;e g."0 ar,r0.ad lakinff noles of your plea.l
loved country from civil war, bloodshed, , (mr jHys ar9 numbered, the
and murder, rally, kalut, for the true (lejn-.j 6ftnd-writing - already appears upon the
ocratic licsei or ine ciaie, ami we imi. wai.
saved from nil such scenes., next was an A.:n i, m united
effort to get up a cheer for tho doctors -''.''' . . . , '
fi. 'n.?l,: but notwithstanding we had and firm, active and honest; let no one-
Juil"e Leohncr to lead oil in that matter, eyed oug-bear, or janus-iaccu ponucmii
J .... . . w ... 1
Gih. hen ilr. Uiddmgs onereu a so-
lies of rcsolu.ioi;s.,lo the effect that "Slave
ry being a creature Jaw. coul I not ex
ist bevond ihe jurisdiction of law.'nnd that
therefore, it could not be enforced iir res-
sols on the high seas- beyond thte jerisdidst
dwition of tho L nitod btat3,' -heWl otcd.
with ihe South to rcuure Mr. C-iddnigs.
and voted lo refuse Mr Giddings ihe right
to be heard in explanation. or defence duf
ing the pendency of ihe resolution of cen
sure. - .
Such nro some of tho antecedents of
Gov. Medill, obscure and mean a they are. .
Yet be posted in hind bills allow-r thu
hState of Ohio as the special champion of
"Freedom, Equably,, and-the Sovereignly,
of the reovle." Some men who nre guilty-
i.f pubtisbin-' such flaming endorsemcnta
rofMedill's tfvrty. principles. af be el-.
cused on lho grounds ot ignoraBee, nna
because the spirit of party isnt has blinded.'
their underslandinas, btit T Medill himself
ought to know, nnd does know, that he '"s.
and always has been, a most unmitigated
doughface, t-ven meaner than Southerners
Want him to be. - " :- -;
We.hope the pcople will weigb the con-i
it was no go.
I should , like to tell you something of j
the ex-judge s remarKS -'"r""""" nill of mmMty an,l true religion, must and
Ivth inst.. the premium flag, streamers, ' will prevail. Much more might be said
&c, bul my ajtiele is already too long. I, upon this branch of text, but I forbear,
shall, therefore close by telling you., hgw. j.est my utter become tedious.
many they , had nt that meeting, and. Yours, (fee, - A. B.C.
the kind of material they were. We had, .
all told, sixty persons; thirty -eight ot tlio 1
dark-lantern tribe, seventeen ot the genus
ine old liners, four of them were not voters
of our township", however, and five boys,
who (fro not voters, but if they were, would , cier
tell five moro on the sido of the thirty-eight
above named, . ,
lead you estray, and we have nothing to I tr'at between Mr. Chase's antecedents and
TnK Dborexs or CRrMt The six de
grees of crime nre thus defined.
-Ho. who steals a million is only a finan-
Who Steals a half a million is only
, . .1 1.. Amivl., t n
ilelnn'ler. w no sieio" " M""' Ltl
! million is a swindler. .'Who steals a hun
dred thousand is a rogue. Who steals fif-
One word moro relative to our deter- ty thousand is a knavo. But he who steals
Biination ia old Rushoreek.and I am done." a pair of boots ; or a loaf of bread, js - a
... , , . . . . . . a i Rcnundrel of the deepest dyo, and uesorves
We have dotermmtfd here to do as the boy scoun i ,j '
A1A .nliAit lif rfn ti Kknviinfl in wrnc(lau7n ' ' "
UlU WIH.ll.no n in mhiii'.i hu i i. u f
wilVtrvYlljae anil the balance of tho tfiicl
Truth, reason", nnd justice, by ihe those nf JJlilL Mon who profcs to to
good Itepuniirnni, wiu '.j
rather see Medill elected than Oliase, "cer
tainly do not know whstsort o'f a-nian Me
dill lias been. Xenia yews. -' ... 3 . '
A wise man will stAy for a cftnycnilnti
seaon, and will bend Titt 16, "father tlAn
be torn up by the .roots. - " -' ' .
. -- t; - 1 ' 'f -
Never under any' circumstance,"' as'suma
a lesponsibilitT'you enn avoid consistenlly
with your duty lo your self arid ethers. .
Base all j our actions jupon a Jprinciplo
of right; preserve your iulegiily of charac
ter, aud m doing this never reckon tbo
COSt. r ji . ' ...
"The niolher's breatlr is a blessing to a
h.nrsn " is said to be an Irish "proverb. It
jtjrWo haVe.to-dnjr; . received' the most 1 is kiMf a beautiful mode ol.expressing
tidal aticciioiur -
ono faliany. liow, and if be'thoWs"iihi encournging.ncws from all I"rt8 of the ' -.ii.'i.'U
r4in. . fioiuitv. I'ua Amorican ' bovn-ftre all. io i '
i flcpt'; 12 ?aA.-s-StJSHCBEEK. . 1 good ipiriK -',.-'?. .; . ? j ybiir.repatmn