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VOL..I. ; , EATOy, PREBLE COUNTY, OHIO, THURSDAY, AUGUST W, 18CU. ' "" NO. I
'Written ill behalf of le'toral fowling Repub
lican, and, respectfully, inbmitted to ;the
party by- ' i Jons. Quod, J. ;
j. Tell ai of hi fight with Douglas,-?. . .. v
f i "'Ho u spirit never quoin; -
t; j, lyil m of Us manly bearing, .' . , ,
4 iif i.: .mi t iin V " '
Ti'll ub ho' o second Webster,
::; Or, if belter,, Jlonry Cloyi.,;,
Y Tbftthe'i full of genial humor, -
Cn kin Abe. or call him Abrwiv- 1 "
' w Ahrahnm. 'til all the liame, V ': .' V
. V Ab will sincll a Bwett cithef, l ' '
.' VTe don't care about the nume,
V Say W pal)lc and honeilt
Ix)vc' his cottntrj'a ftootiyone -' '
Never drank a drop of hUkey,v'
- Wouldn't know it from a stone. ,
, 'A: -4 " . ' .
Tell again about the ford-wood,
Seven c'ordi or more per day; . '.
llow each night he seeks his closet,
There aloue to kneel and pray. ' '
, , : Tull us he resembles Jackson,
J f , Save he wears a larger boot, .
'K Andisbroade'croMtho shoulders,
' And is taller "by a foot.. k "'
' " Arid lifyouJcll us we'll swallow,
Swallow any kind of mixture;
f But, Oh 1 dont, we beg and pray you,
, Don't for God's sake, show his picture!
1- Ahl welldol rcmcmbor me, , ;
ijj ' In childhood's happy days, 4
Of me'ekyed, gentle mother,
; Who taught my lips to praise ;
. Who told me talcs of years gone by,1
And sungme oft to rest,-'K''
In pluntire strains of melody,
When pillowed on htr hrcast.- .
Ah I Wfcll do I remember me,
i When riper years naq come,
' ''mt mo,ner i 'f"' counsels
J , ;, la my own early home j
wW44 tluloveof clmoac
i The scenes of joyous youth,
Jit was her voice that whisper'd hw(
--, The words of love and truth.
When thro' the lapse of years,' , ,
I homeward turn'd my weary stcjxt, . '.
Thro' guilt, and woe, and tears'
'Twas the same sweet tone and melting eye,
' To me a welcome gave. ? -Those
speaking eyes those welcome tones,
Arc now but of the grave.
Stand aside, ye grown folks !
- , .. Children, clear the way t
Our little Bertha's four years old
. Four years old to day I , .
. , .. . - . v
Shout it from the house-tops,
So that all may hear; : '
Such a great thing dosn't . .
. ( Happen eyeryeari . .
Some girls ay lie older, -
Several years oj moreL , .
Taller, too, and stouter 'A
Oh 1 but Bertha's four 1 .
Ah j you little darling, y...
Father feels not kl
Tride, though liaply diffewntj
Than your looks express. .
If hi eyes grow dimmer ' , .' .
, While they look at thee, ,
Panled by the sunshina " '
Of thy childish glee. '
Tis because he loves thee .
,r With a love so deep M
Thot joy's cup runsoter,
And he can but weep.
- Hear me, good All-Father,
While to thee I bow, : ''
. In the years hereafter "
Keep her pure as now.
......A shool-boy being asked to define ti e
1 - J -
S cents. ,- .
lynwl 'uHm i v.mn airi it m. nt twnntr T
'tTwentv-five cenU!" echoed the school-
X miaster, '"what tort of a definition do yon call
v 1 1 don t know sulkily wplied the boy; "but
I d sure it says so en the advertisement down
F here at the showT
VYes," said-nnothct hoy, nd. children
IA' fellow on' th race course was stae-
.'Kcring about with more liquor than he could
& -carrv. "Hallo 1 whati the mattor, now?"
T ' said A chap Whom the Inebriated individual
; had lust run against. ' "Why hie why, the
I;. ' fact is. a tot of my frlfthds have been betting
'' liquor on the' race UJ-dny and they have got
l mc to now the staK.es."
t aL.What true as- to tho exter-
al and intenor phenomena of oiir
!. rlobe 18 also-ireaitettuv true las to
, tiie charnctor-otoat the extreme
-. coldness ttpofi the eurface may exist
in wunccwou im..greai lniernin
1 neat. . ;. - .
4,Coming home,; jn few ( moming
' ' since, we met a inian atteniptlnjr-to
walk on both sides of thtt street.-
a sklUful manoeuvre we passed
The Battle Over Before it is Fairly
Begun—Lincoln Swamped at the Outset.
The Republican organization is
certainly a very unwieldy one.
Confined as it 1b by its prescriptive,
sectional principles, to the Free
States alone, it requires the sup
port of those States to render it
successful. V Take one of tho largest
of jthcsg tatcs.frdni and .it iB-,de-4
feated ; and the some result occurs
if twe or thrco of the smaller "ones
waver In is support: .'.It can itdopf
na 'expedient to give it 6utside
strength.- Its action is confined in
a "groove, and if it meets a disturb;
ing impediment, it becomes a mere
broken, worthless piece of ma
chinery:;' ' ., ': " V ".
The action of the conservative,
National, Union in forces New York
has already scaled tho fate of the
Republican party in this campaign.
The consolidation of the friends of
Beli with those of Douglas in that
State confessedly an immense ma
jority of the votes has been con
sumated ; and thus Lincoln is un
questionably defeated nt the very
beginning of the campaign. No
power on earth can save him. The
statistics of past elections there ren
der this obvious, and the wails and
curses of the Republican journals
and leaders in reference to the con
solidation, make assurance, if pos
sible, doubly sure.
And why should not the friends
of Bell and Everett thus unite in
every Northern State with the De
mocracy under tho lead of Doug
las ? The only hope for Mr. liell
is iaihrowingihe ekctiqnjnto the
ITouso of Represenfatiyes, '"and "the"
single nxode of getting the question
into that body consists in giving as
many Northern States as possible
to Douglas. Besides, the support
ers of these two tickets stand alike
upon the platform of the Union,
the whole Union, as opposed to Ab
olition sectionalism in the North
and disunion sectionalism in the
South. In reference to the ques
tion of slavery in the Territories,
the only question at issue, the prin
ciples advocated by Senator Doug
las are exactly identical witli those
held by the friends of Bell and Ev
erett. -. The American party in 185C
adopted as their platform upon the
subject tho following declaration :
"The recognition of the right of
int. nnttre. horn and naiu.ral.ized citi
zens of the United States pemancnt-
ly residing in the lemtoiics thereoj,
to frame their Constitution and laws.
ant to regulate their domestic affairs
in their oicn mode, subject on!v to
the provisions of .tho Federal Con
stitution, with" the privilege 6f ad
mission into tho Union whenever
they have the requisite population
tor one representative In Con
gress." ' , "..';
Such, precisely, is the Democrat
ic Platform. It declares that
"Tho only sound and safe solu
tion of the slavery question upon
which the National idea of tho peo
ple can repose" in its determined
conservatism of the Union, is Non
interference by Congress with Slavery
in State and Territory, in ' tho Dis
trict 6f Columbia.'.' . : v .
Thus policy and . principle alike
have called for the ' union which
has been affected in New York and
which will extend throughout the
North between the conservative
Union-loving masses. But besides
principles and policy, there, are
other considerations which invites
this" course.' These ' considerations
were presented by ox-President
Fillmore in 1856. in his celebrated
Albany speechand have precisely
the same force.-now as they had
then; He said.r V! -v: j
"We see a political party, present
ing candidates for the Presidency
and Vice Presidency," selected for
the first time, from the free Statep
alone, with the avowed purpose
of electing these candidates y suff
rages of oho," part of; the Union
only to rule over the whole United
States Can it bo possible' that
those, who are engaged in such a
measure can have seriously" refleet
cd, upon the consequences" which
must inevitably follow; in - case of
success 1 ' (Cheers! "Can they have
tho madness or folly to believe that
our Southern brethern would sub
mit to be governed by such a chief
magistrate ? (Cheers.) Would he
be required to follow tho same rule
f described by those 'who elected
lim in making his appointments ?
If a man living South of Mason and
Dixon's lino be "not worthy .to be
it be proper to select one from the
same quarterj as ono off his'eabinet
council.! or to represent the nation
in a foreign country ? 6r, indeed,
to collect the revenue, or adminis
ter the laws of the United States ?
If not, what new rule is the Presi
dent to adopt in selecting for office,
that the people discard in selecting
him ? " "
These arc serious, but practicnl
questions and in order to appreci
ate theni fully, it is only necessary
to turn the tables upon ourselves.
Suppose that the South, having a
majority of the electoral votes,
should deelaro that they - would
only have slaveholders for Presi
dent and Vice President, and should
elect such by their exclusive suitVa-
ffOfl tfi fliln Avnr na of fVn VM.flt
Do you think that 'we would sub-
nit to it ? " No, not for a moment.
(Applause.) And do you believe
that your . Southern brethren are
less sensitive on this subject than
you " are, : or less jealous of their
rights f (ircmendous -cheering.)
If you do, let me tell you that you
are mistaken. And, therefore, you
must see that if this sectional party
succeeds, it leads inevitably to the
destruction of this beautiful fabric
reared by our forefathers, cemented
by their blood, and bequeathed to
us as a priceless inheritance.
1 tell yon my mends, that I speak
warmly on this subject, for I feel
that we are in danger. I will wasli
my hands of the consequences,
whatever they may be ; and I tell
you tliac -we are ireatling'ftjiorf the
brink of a volcano that is liable at
any .moment to burst' forth and
overwhelm the nation.
A Lesson for Young Ladies.
Ttvi ill -
' wnai looks worse in a young
lady, than to see her making sport
of an old man? I witnessed a scene
of this kind not long since, at a Re
publican ratification meeting in
Eaton. Threo young ladies, mem
bers of tho Macedonia Glee Club,
laughed heartily at an old gray
headed man, who with palsied
limbs unable to support himself,
fell near them : This act, too low.
too degrading to bo pictured, was
done jn the presence of five thous
and people, who were looking up
to them for some excellent music,
and were thus disappointed by this
inhuman act of feminine bigotry.
I have witnessed similar scenes,
nud have noticed their effects, one
of which I might here mention.
once knew a very old gentleman
Who was the possessor of a consid
erable amount of wealth, and, who
was the leader of a very popular
church 'and while bowed down be
fore that sacred alter, I have fre
quently seen him scorned and scoff
ed at by his grand-daughter, not
because she hatod him, but because
she thought that it would be an
honor to her. , : Not long- 6inco,
learned that the old man had died
and had willed her but a small pot
tion of his inheritance whereas, if
she had respected him, she would
have 'inherited it all, and would
have gained for herself a bright
character, which has otherwise
been blackened in tho eyes ofal
her acquaintances, and has doomed
her to a life of sorrow in reflection
of the pain that she had caused
that "crippled old relative.-
Ladies, for a moment imagine
yourselves a poor old cripple, which
you nny 'sometimes be--not able to
walk without the aid of a cane or
crutch, ydd"Would not like to be
made a subject'for 'sport.' Think
of it ladies, and forever resolve to
live up to that golden rule which
says, "do unto others as you would
have others do unto you."- -
-::tfSfKii 111 ii Anti ' fljmid hi a ftwn
company so he had better make it
fas good 'a possible",-.'""--"
From the Galena (Ill.) Courier.
THE HOMESTEAD BILL.
Mr Douglas' Record.
If th6 Courier will " produce tho
record showing any speech or vote
of Judge Douglas in favdr of the
homestead bill, we will publish it.
But until tlfat is ' dona,,' V'e ' deny
that he has done nnytbbfor that
""6 propose to proclttci, portion
of Mr. DouglasV. record! ; on the
homestead bill, and to show : that
he has been an ardent su)porter of
that measure. ! f'-
On the 10th of May (sea Congres
sional Globe,) the Senate homestead
bill being under consideration, Mr.
Douglas offered an amendment ex
tending the provisions ofithe bill
which applied only '? to jland
that had been surveyed,-; and jwas
subject to priva.to entry jfo all lands
subject to pre-emption. During the
Af. t -i V...M .r
I slut!! move to amentfcho bill bv
striking out tho words '.'.subject to
ire-cmption," so that it Svill then
apply to nil lands, subject - to 'pre
emption, whether they be so sub
ject hcreatter or have hcen hereto
fore, so that it shall bo . a general
principle a permanent policy look
ing to the tuture. . .
Mr. Collamer if it is arranged in
that manner, what xvill fcreomo of
thoso who have gone on tho lands
in Minnesota, tor example f Will
the Senators amendment . reach
those people and enable, them to
take the land at a tiuartM- of a dol-
ar, as well as those who. may go
lcreafter ? ; -J';;
Mr. Douglas Precisely. "What
I desire is, that every man now on
the public lands that havfibcen sur
vej'ed, and that are liable to the
provisions of this bill, and also all
that have gone on to land not sur
veyed, may take it undel' this bill
as soon as it becomes surveyed ;tnd
iilso that nil tiprsnnswlVlvHlinll liore-
under this lull as soon as it shall be
siirveved. ' That is what I desire
to see in the bill. .''
Mr. AVade I believe that is right.
Let us have a rote. I believe that
the proposition ,of tbe Senator from
Illinois is right, and I want aj,vote.
JUr. Douglas I will stop right
here if we can get a vote.
In reply to Mr; Davis uiections
to the proposed amendment, Mr,
Douglas Baid: , . i .
I have listened with interest and
pleasure to the very cleaT exposi
tion of the land -system, given by
tho Senator from Mississippi.: It is
true that this - ..amendment to this
bill will make a radical jbhangc.
lhe change is simply this: as the
land system now stands, the specu
lator and the'actual settler aro on
terms of entire equality, faking the
land at ?1 25 an acre ; but, accord
ing to the proposed change, the
speculator will do required to pay
$1 25 an acre, and the settler only
2d cents an aero, , lhe legal' cnect
will be to make, one dollar an acre
difference between the man who
buys for speculation without settle
ment, and the man who settles up
on the land and makes it his home ;
and that is my object in the amend-
Mr. WadeAll right, MivTYcsi
dent; let us have a vote.
In reply to Mr. 1 ugh, Mr, Doug
las, alter showing the benencial et
fects of the pre-emption . system,
and the advantage it gave the set
ler over the speculator," said: :
The effect of this amendment is,
that there shall be one dollar- an a-
ere difference between the speculator
and the settler; that the actual set
ler may take land at twenty-five
cents, and that tne speculator shall
pay $1 25. But the Senator? from
Ohio says the speculator will send
in advance his agent to go iand get
a claim under the homestead. Sir.
do you think that, in order to re
duce a t rack of land from $1 25 an
acre to twenty five cents, tho spec
ulator will send his agent there to
hold the land five . years and pay
five years' salary,- in order to save
?100? No, sir. You protect the
settlor agains the speculator! by re
quiring five years' residence .under
this bill, and cultivation upon " the
land. - The speculator cannof bear
the expense of keeping a settler for
five years in order to . reduce;; the
price , It woujd cost him three times
as much as he .would gain by Mt.'4r
Thi3 bill, therefore, furnishes"' the
only efficient' preventive 1 against
this system of fraud and- specula
tion that; I have seen devised; n '
. I am aware that the effect of this
bill, with rfly.aniondment' will' ' W
to make the public lands ceasa to
be a large .source of revenue. ' I . do
not think the country will suffer by
withdrawingihat source of rcvcV
ue, ana tor tins reason : any ;, one.
who will trace tho reports ot the
sales .of the lands for the last thirty
years, will find that whenever the
Country was prosperous; whenever
money was plenty; and you had a
surplus revenue in the treasury that
you did not know what to do with,
your land sales ran up ten, twelve,
fifteen twentv, or twenty-four
million dollars ajcar ; but the mo-4
mcnt a revulsion came, and money
became scni-ce and your imports be
gan to fall off, the land sales stop
ped ; you" could scarcely get a dol
lar into the treasury during the
very year you needed it most. This
source of revenue failed you when
you wanted it. It creates a surplus
when the surplus becomes a curse
to you, and fails you when you
need it to supply the deficiency in
the treasury. This very system of
public land sales is one of the caus
es of pecuniary revulsions in this
country; and it will benefit the
country, benefit the treasury, bene
fit commercial community, and the
moneyed affairs of the entire Union,
to have this system cut off. It will
remain partially under tho bill
where lands are entered for specula
tion, but it will be cut ofi'in regard
to the actual settler. . lie pays on
ly twenty-five cents an acre, which
is about the cost of the administra
tion of the land system.
Air- Mason I wish to ask
Senator from Illinois, whether
effect of this amendment will
bo to enable the prc-emptioncrs
who are Such, to take their pre-emp-lands
at a quarter of a dollar an
Mr. Douglas Unquestionably.
The amendment proposed by Mr.
Douglas was lost by a vote of 2G to
A vote was then taken on Biip-
stitutlng the House bill for the
Senate bill, but the amendment
was rejected ayes 25; nays 30 as
ham, Cameron, Chandler, Clark,
Collamer, Dixon, Doolittle, Doug
las, Durkee, Foster, Grimes, Hale,
Hamlin llarlin, lung, liiee, bew
ard, Simmons, Sumner, Ten Eyck,
Trumbul, .Wade,. "Wilkinson' and
Wilson--25., . '
Nays Messrs. Bayard, Biglor,
Bragg, Bright, Brown, Chestnut,
Clay. Chneham. Davis. Fitzpainck
Green, Gwin, Hammond, Hemp
hill, Hunter, Johnson, of Ark.,
Johnson, of Tenn., Lane, Latham,
Mason, Nicholson, Pearce, Polk,
Powell, Pugh, Sebastian, Slidell,
Toombs, Wigfall andYulee 30,
Mr. Douglas having endeavored
to improve the Senate bill having
votea in lavor ot supstituting the
House for the Senate bill but fail
ing in both urged the passage of
the Senate, bill as the best which
could bo obtained, as follows :
I desire to say a word in this
stage of the proceedings. If the
object of the friends of the Home
stead bill bo truly and sincerely to
promote the interest, of the settlers
on the public lands, I do not think
there cau be a moment's hesitation
in voting for - the bill as it now
stands before the Senate. No man
can deny but what' there aro pro
visions in this bill which are of
vast importance to the' settlers. P
may hot accomplish all the objects
that we have in view. It docs not
accomplish near all the objects I
had in view." ;It is not what I de
sire: I had entertained the fond
hope that wo could have done bet
ter. But, sir, we have done so
much now that wo cannot stand
justified if we refuse to tako what
is now so . generously extended to
us, merely because we cannot get
all, wo, want. Sir, there is one feat
ure in this bill ot itselt bt .vast -importance
It gives to these settlers
two years at least, to save their
homes. If they do not get any bet
ter provisions at the end of that
time, they have, at least, that two
years' respite, and then it gives
them the lands'at twenty-five cent3
an acre instead of.f 1 25. Is it of
no service to the settler that he
gets his, farm at 'twenfyVfivo "cents,
instead'of $1 25 anacrer : r
'Mr.';Trambull-IIe 'has to' pay
$125, just' the same under thi&bill.
-'Mr. Douglas Then" it is not: as
satisfactory as I had hoped; it is
still mor,o objectionable. But; still
it gives the two years ; and how can
we refusd the grant of ?two years,
accomplishing allthat . we;ask. for
that length of timo, and giving them
a chance .to save' themselves after
wards, instead of taking them' away
front them ' how1 and afterwards f
Even" that two years provision is o:
sufficient importance to-control m
.yore. . , . .. .. ....
: ' The bill tlfcrr passed by a vote of
11 't i3 Mr. Douglasor. "and ".Mr.
Hamlin against it,'tho following is
the negative vote :
Navs Messrs. Bragg, Cingman,
Hamfin, Hnnter, Mason, Pearce,
Powell and "Toombs.'.-,
"When the Homestead bill came
up again before the Senate, on the
29th of May, Mr. Douglas' name
does not appear in the vote taken,
and the Advcrtfscr ' insinuates that
he was absent becauso he desired
to""dodge the question." The Ad
vertiser knows that ho was at the
time ill, and that ho had also just
lost a child by death. And yet,
knowing this, it accuses him of ab
senting himself from the Seuate for
the purpose of "dodging" a vote on
the Homestead bill ! Is this man
ly? ' ' '-" :-.
We have not' examined Mr.
Douglas' entire record on the i lome
steau bill, as we have no bound
copy of the Congressional Globe of
the last session, but wo have pub
lished enough to show that he was
warmly iu'favor of such a measure;
that lie endeavored to procure an
amendment of the Senate bill in an
important particular; that, failing
in this, lie voted for tho House bill ;
that, upon the defeat of 'the House
bill, he urged the adoption of the
Senate bill as the only one which
could be passed under the cirum-
stances, and voted for it, while Ham
lin voted against it. JW e now call
upon tho Advertiser to redeem the
promise it makes in the extract
from that paper at the head of this
article, and publish the record of
the speeches and .votes of Judge
Douglas in favor of the Homestead
The Courier might have added
that in tho latter votes in the home
stead bill when Mr. Douglas was
detained from the Senate by illness,
he had paired off with an opponent
of the measure.
A Douglas Argument.
The Iluntsville (Alabama) Adco-
rtilc, ft wantr 'Douglas 'papryhns
qu'ofds ScriptOrd ftnd Paradise Lost
upon the Breckinridge folks :
lhe Hirst hecession occurred in
Heaven. Satan, dissatisfied with
being tho third in rank there,
seduced one-third- of the' angelic
host from their allegiance. The
two-thirds remained from the Most
High, adhering to the true stand'
arc! and rallied to his support. The
celestial battle was fought to decide
who should rule', Satan and one-
third, or the Most High and two-
thirds. Milton tells us the Great
Seceder , ; ; .
Trusted to have equaled tho Most High,
If he opposed; and, with ambitious aim
Against the throne and monarchy of Odd,
liaised impious war in lleavcn and battle
With vain attempt Himthe Almighty power
Hurled Headlong flaming trom the ethereal
With hideous ruin and combustion, down
To the bottomless perdition.
Such was the result of the first
secession, and it was the last on
Secession took place at Charles
ton, and one-third seceded at
Baltimore, while two-thirds rc
mained faithful to the principles
and old standard of the party.
They wauted to rulo the majority.
They drew off in hostile array.
They have selected their own chiefs,
and now seek to subject the two
thirds who were faithful. The
contest is now raging. The al
mighty power of the people has" to
decide which party, the .one-third
or the two-thirds, shall bo hurled
to the. bottomless pit the bottom
less perdition. As tho seceders
were served in Heaven, sothey:will
be on earth in November next.
USTEvery Rcpublican'in this city
will tell yon that Cassius ?M.; Clay
is .-good:'. Republican autho'rity.
Ilear ; whatf he - said at Tiffin the
other day ,
"They fthe Democrats! tell you
wc are for liberating the blacks-
tor setting the negros free, SU VVJii
ARE t We believe, as do you, that
in 177b vail men were created free
and equal; endowed t with, certain
inalicanable rights !" They
meant just what they said, and they
rebcatedly. spoke of the negroes as
men, and as persons. ; They meant
m.e negroes, were .equal tcdi the
white men V .
"Land for the Landless."
This is a great hobby j with- the
Albinos. God bless their poor, ig;
norant souls; don't they know that
"Honest "Abe" voted Against grant
ing bounty land to the soldiers wh
served id the Mexican "War? "And
don't they knoWthat Hanibal Htfthf
lln Voted againBtdthe; Homestead
Bill. We. think. thoyhad. belief,
"button up"ahcHt" 'laiid'oi;'. thfe
landless'' or else, get" hew candi
We take the following extract
from a speech "dc'livercd at tho
great Democratic mass 'meeting,
held at Springfield, Illinois, on tho
25th Julyby CobW. A-Richardson.
The Colonel was in tho Mexi
can war, and knows whereof ho
speaks. Read it, patriotic citizens,
and then sec it you can support
Mr. Lincoln :
t 3f.cJlaw-.Cif!en.I. -'float'.' How '
why they are so . anxious , to say
that I hava a choice between Lin
coln and Breckinridge If thefirey
furnace"' Were 6u onf side and the
deep seaon the other, I know which
way I would go.but I don't mean to
be driven to choose in advance. I
am for Stephen A. Douglas against
them and all the worfd. If they
can make any capital out of iuy po
sition they are welcome to it. My
friend Mr. Allen, related several
things in the life of Mr. Lincoln,'
but ominittcd one or two chapters
wjilch I propose to follow up.
While Lincoln was a member of
the Legislature he got one bill
through. It took him some time
to get it through, but lie did it.
The bill authorized a niaii named
Masick to keep a toll-bridge across
Salt creek. Well, he did another
thing : Within thirty days after ho
took his seat in Congress after
our army had fought its way to
the capitol of Mexico after "our
battles had been fought and victo
ries won after the stars and
stripes had floated above the halls
of the Montezumas a man by the
name of Hudson from Massachu
setts, on the 30th of January, 1818,
mtrouiiceu a resolution directing
the President of the United State's
to withdraw the army from Mexico
and bring it back to 'the desert be
tween the Xuces and Rio Grande,
and make peace without indemni
ty. When that nronosition curio
forward Lincoln voted for It. Sup
pose that policy had . prevailed.
would you have had that-vast .tcrr
ritory-ilyiug before he , Pajrific ?
Would you have had brought into
your midst sixty millions of dollars
annually from California? Why
was that war procrastinated from
January until late in tho summer
ot tue next year f It was becauso
Lincoln and his party in Congress
steadily, daily and hourly, taught,
those Mexicans to believe they
could hold out until our armies
would be withdrawn. I charge
upon him and them the lives of
those gallant men that were lost
from January until July, by hold
ing out indueencnts'to'the enemy
to procrastinate the war, instead of
A voice We'll put our foot on
him in November.
An Oily Wonder.
The "William Well," near Titus
ville, Pennsylvania, which has been
yielding largely of the pure Seneca
oil, has become more wonderful in
its developments. A few days
since, as wo see by a letter from
that village, the company conclud
ed, to sink the well a few feet
deeper, that they might thus form a
pocket in which the sand, &c,
might accumulate. After drilling
about two feet they opened anoth
er tremendous vein of oil and gas,
tho oil rismga number of feet above
the top of the pipe, and throwing
in volumes over the works "and
around upon the ground. About
two hours after it thus commenced
to pour over, the writer visited it,
and saw unmistakable evidence of
the elephant, track and all. They
were then filling the thirty-six bar
rel. One man was. .kept busy ear
rying the barrels off, and three men
constantly , dipping the oil with
pails. .out 'of .the. pipe. In twelve
hours-' one hundred barrels of the
real Seneca oil was put up, twenty
five barrels at least running away,
and tlm well still throbbing out'a
torrent of the oleaginous matter.
Knpx went down to the
House yesterdav, to raise
money by mortgaging some proper
ty. In response to an inquiry as to
whether there wjis any mortgage
on his property, he. said no ; but
referring to tho books, it'was found
that a mortgage" was5 enterd on: all
his implements! : . 3 . ;, - .' ;
"But jhfiw comes your name to.be
signed to the instrument "
r 'Wall, I duzzentkWwiiunin nbot
it, only dat I lien "Missef Call a
'.hundred dollars "two years ago, an
herHad rae sine" dat ar; paper to .
skurc what be'owcd me."
'"And this 'was the case. . Knox
lent a man a hundred dollars, and
then executed a mortgago on Ids
own property to secure the debtor
Good for Knox lie can. boast of
another color, besides black, now,,
and this iv green. ' ' " . v--