Newspaper Page Text
VF. C.GOULD. Editor.
r i; .v , CATOX. O., JAN. 4, 1855. "jXOud ttivt the 1st of January, the "'Dead Head".system is to be stopped, Hereaf- ler.Editorial Notices must b? wiiZormaiicancf, at the rate of tuenty cents per fine. IXCari't write Editorials this week. Be -'right S4d up" in a few dava aeain. If all -iur readers enjoyed themselves to their hearts -content we are glad of it and hope they may tare mmy more Similar seasons.' ItTThe members of Torrent Fire Com pany, partook of a sutnptous feast on Monday evening last, at the National Hotel, prepared y the Proprietor, Mr. J, Wintess. by the or Mlerofthe President, L: T. MoCam, Esq.--Toasls were read and short speeches made, and there was a f ast of reason and flow of soul. T henccasion will long be remembered by those ' who partook or the good things provided. ' Pro--ceedings in oni next. ITQi"!! $ Bansill have bought the T3ook -Store of Judge Campskll, and made large ac cessions to the stock, and will be glad to supply all orders in their line at the lowest lates. -Just received the latest publications asrnng which are the Life ofP.T. Barnum, The Lost -Heiress, The Lamp-lighter, The Newsboy, -etc. etc. The "Newsboy is one of the most interesting books we have ever perused and imparts a salutary -moral. We advise every iody.to buy one and read it. IXOn Mowi iy last, the following gentltmen were elected Directors for the Eaton Branch Bank, for one year : Jonathaa Hawhman, Valentine Winters, Da vid Barnett, H. C. Hiesland and Joseph A. Dusang, Esquires. -: Jonathah Habshimn, Esq; was re-elected President. ' H- C. IIiesTAKO, Cashiet, and J. A. Dusang, Teller. - ... J ' .... The affairs or the Bank are in a most satis--factory condition, and the Stockholders think it a very good institution, it could not" well' be otherwise, with such officers. Eighteen Hundred and Fifty-Four. The year Filty-Four, says a contemnorarv.is at an end. Its shadow Jus drifted forever from among us. It lias been a good, pleasant year to many of us, strewing untold blessings -on our paths, and frowning life with un ading loveliness. To others it has brought only griefs and sorrows, shattering the sweet Shrine of Hope, and pulling down from their pleas ant 'niches ah the deities of the household. Some it has brought to the marriage altar, oth ers it ha carried lo the grave; some it has crowned with the balo of conquest, where the reaper's song floats over the summer fields of Life; others it has shrouded in the shadows -of defeat, and rendered desolate by the bap tism of Despair. Many a strange thing and wonderful has there been performed in the year 1854 I The Old Year has gone hence what testimony shall it bear of usat the Great "Tribunal T Shall it tell of time unimproved, -opportunities wasted, energies squandered f or shall it speak our praises as honest men and (rue, and secure for us the plaudits of Die angelsT If we have done our duly in all things throughout the year, we need not fear unfavorable testimony in the Upper Court; but if w have not rightly performed our duties, we should hasten to redeem our err.r' ers it be too late. Manufacture of Paper. It ia slated that a company is to be shortly formed in New York city for the manufacture of paper from saw-Cust and shavings. Expe Timents have been gone into, and some of the most beautiful paper made from these maieri als. It is estimated that saw-dust can be pur chased for 85 per ton, and that the process through which it will go in the .production of paper will bring the price 'of the latter -down -at least 20 per cent, , UTCoor-sa, tire Editor of the Cbambersbutg Valley Spiril, is rusticating in the wilds of Kansas, and Button the Editor of the Easton Argue, has returned home from a visit of sev eral weeks to the same region. Wonder where they "raise the wind" foi such excur sions I Printers must be better paid in Cham 1)ersburg and Enston than they are in Eaton, orthey could not stand the drain upon their pockets which must accompany such pleasure Jauutsto the "backwoods." jyMrs. Amelia Bloomer has sold her paper, The Lily, to Mary B. Birdsall, and it wi liereaftef be published at Richmond, Ind. Mrs. B. and husband have selected Council Bluffs, Iowa, as (heir future home. BJ"We learn from the Cynthiana (Harrison county) News, of the 14th, that on the 10tli nsl. Phillip Roberts, aged about 90 years, one of "Marion's Merry Men," died near that plac. The News says he wai a soldier in the Marion war, in Sc-uthCarolini. ..; CHon. Zadok Pratt and Hon. Daniel S. "CicXersbn, ex-members of Congress, and both of whom commenced lift as mechanics, are set lown among the New York millionaires. The -property of the former is valued at 8250,000, end that of the latter 8100,000. BTOut friend Chambers has"provided him self with a choice assortment of articles in hia line luitable for holiday presents, and our .readers who wish gifts for their friends, can wot find a better or more desirable place to make purchases than at Chambers'. Bemem ,ter that! - OOur friend Chmnghaii has on hand a nice ,lrt of articles suitable for holyday occasions besides almost everything in the grocery line for family use.; ' Give him a call. ' ETJohisG. Williams httjuat opened arr iotbeHot of Press Groceries selected with a view or furnUhinc the goa l people ef Ea on omelhing nice for the holiday. New Year's Day, We made a flying visit to the handsome, city of Cambridge, Indiana, fcy way of business and recreation, and to see whether it ws as pleas ant t pay fore; as travel on the free hit, but we must confess, Editor? pay rail compensa tion for every courtesy extended to them by Rail Road or other corporations. We found it rully as agreeable to draw out from its secret hiding plaeea promise to pay, issued by some institution, and ,rfork over" as to hand "a lo the conductor, and we felt much mora independant and liko a free man. 13 tit, whilst we cheerfully acquiesce in the rules laid down and hope to see thera rigidly enforced, we must con less that, there are no men in this community who performed more, or as much labor for the Eaton St Hamilton Railroad free and without charge or compensation, as did the Editors of the "Rrgitter" end "Demo crat." We published column after column of articles original and contributed, in favor of the road, before its letting, during it con struction, and even since it has been running, reports of directors. Treasurer, dtc. have been published without charge, all of which cost us something. Our case is similar lo that or every other editor, and we are glad that the "dtad head" system has passed away, lor with its annihilation Printers will have pay for much done heretofore on tt.e "dead head" plan, and insleadof setting editors back, the system will prove to them beneficial. We have no reurets to offer we rather congratulote the rail road companiei upon the step, and assure them, if they can live without the Press, the Presscan live wi'hout them. But, we did not start out t write a dissertation on -the death of the "dead head" system, but will soy, there are Conductor to whom it is almost a pleasure lo pay fur, they are so gentlemanly, affable and accommodating,and aiming that number is our own Gardiner and Washburn, and on the Indian' Central Road a Conductor by the name of Black, who is a gentleman, and fills admirably the post he occupies. We arrived at Cambridge and seen "the sights and . heard the sounds," met some o'd friends, among whom were Messrs. Marsh and Burson, Pres ident and cashier of the Cambridge City Hank, formerly residents of Eaton, and our old friend Con klin, dealer in Iron, &.c. dr,c. Among the new acquaintances formed, we will only men tion one, Lafb 1evklw, Esq Editor of the New." lie is a whole teom and a fTth horse to spare, and we hope lie "may live p thousand years and his shadow never grow less." Cam bridge is a pretty place.'nnd seems to be some in a business point of view. We hope its citizens may all "have a l mglife and a money making time." The "News" we believe has or is about to Change hands, but we hope not politici, for we believe that Cambridge is one of the best points in Indiana for a Democratic paper. Messrs. Ryder 4 Whkklan, will be the publishers in tlie future, and so long as they sail under the glorious banner of Demo cratic Republicanism, we hope fair breezes may waft them lo prosperity but 'if ever they strike their colors, mny God forsake 'ihem. Our friend Lack, is the. only Lawyer in the place, and in the way of a Collector he is some. He had a note on a fellow the other day for collection, and by some s:ight of hand, learn ed that, his customer was about to make an Assignment to defraud his client. So Lake goes and gels out an Attachment and seizes all the property comealable in that way, and puts out for Centreviile,the County Seal, and obtains the necessary documents to straighten op matters to his satisfaction, and then goes back, but on his way to Centreville he sent offall'the Notaries Public on some business, no that, un article of Assignment could not be legally made before his return, and although me debtor had a lawyer in a back room ma king out the assignment papers, yet by this scheme they were not legalizej until it was too late'tosuve the property, ond Lafe secured the claim and will make the money. That's pretty sharp practice, we should say. One of these nice doys we intend to go tiji thar again anu go the rounds. The Austrian Treaty. The London Timet ot December 7 stoutly denies that by this treaty France and England guarantee to Austria the integrity or her do- mions. W t quote from he Times as follows: "Whatever may be its prdvisions, we un- uenane io attirm, irorn our knowledge of the policy of the allied governments andof the in tentions of Austria, that it does not postpone for a period of thiee months the decision of a question of vital interest to theconduct of the war anu to the lulure peace of Europe; that it ui cmumn any guarantee, either direct or indirect, of the jmtenioni of Austria; th t it has never been inlended to send a di vision of the Austrian army at Varna or to the vyiiuca ; mm n uots noi coniain any promise of subsidyor secret article ; that the belliger ent powers have not in any way bound them selves lo m . ke any fiesh propositions of peace to Russia, or to enter upon negotiations on any uni nroposeu Dy Hie Uerman States ; and lastly, that, ollhouch France and V.neaA ,!. here to the Four Points contained in their notes of the 8th of August, as the chief sub stance of their demands and the sole Lis is of negotiation at the present time, they hove dis tinctly intimated that their interpretation of uiose propositions is such to include all the objects of the war, and that the Cabinet or Vienna concurs in this interpretation of those terms." O-We nolice, by the Desserei News, that Col. Steptot was well received by the Mor mons at Salt Lake City. How they will re ceive him, when he unfurls his commission ns Governor of Utah, remains to be seen. Elder Hyde in the News, says : "Col. Steptoe, of the United Stntw army, with his command, is how in our Territory, and expects to winter with us. This gentle manly officer ond his associates have the good will of eur socieiy, and have thus far scted in a maner becoming officers or ibeir rank." ItTJohn Wenlwonh, the "Jong" Congress man from Chicago writes home trom Washing ton, on the Know Nothings, as follows: "From all I see and hear around me. it ! evident that this foreign question is lo override all others, even the slavery question, as we see men of the most opposite views touching slavery forgetting aU, their differences aad act ing logetner." v . ICTThereis no place in this country, or any other, such fine clothing, manufactured so fashionably, of uch excellent material and in so workman like a manner, may be obtained so cheaply, as at SraAout dt Co'si. No. 1 13 i Main street. Cincinnati. Economtats and wise men ill acknowledge this fact. . i CARRIER'S ADDRESS, TO THE PATRONS OF THE PATRONS OF THE "EATON DEMOCRAT," JANUARY 1, 1855. Once more through wind and pelting storra, With buoyant hopes anu heart so warm . To bring you tidings of good cheer And wish yon a tweet New Year.- ' Icome. But not as comes a timid wight Who trembles at a tyrant's might -. " But, as a freeman in whose breast, Is found toe virtues of the bleat, ". . Though poor and lowly am yet content, For the things of wealth ore only leut. By that benevolent mighty hand . Who owns all flocks and herds and land. The rich and great yea all who live, A strict account must sarely givn How they hav used that which was given, Ere. they can roach the promised Heaven. But other things I have in store. To tax your lirne a little more, The wondrous things that fill our world To every one should be unfurled. What need the wise, the brave, the free. Of unions formtd in secrecy. The workings of which no onebiotrs, Save he who in the secret goes, Musl tl"emt l,,en be bound to bow, To men who twear they nothing knote. And knowing nothing, yet pretend, To be their Country's dearest Friend, Avaunt f ye braves ! who fear to say, What, you believe, in open day, Mustretmn's destiny, and rights, Be measured by such gallant knights, Wio nightly secret councils cram, And impart News by saying "Sain?" The tint American would scorn, ' Whether Foreign or native born, To gain his ends by means like these. But as Hie pine in mountain breeze, Hisiviews snd actions ever are In joyous peace, or hostile war, Open for every one lo see i And know why lie loves Liberty. Sonie may, perhaps, in secret lone Say you'd better let this thing alone And say but little as you go 'Bout things of which you nothing knowr But I lo know, and I will sing I have a right to do-that thing, I have, and all the world mny see My plans of saving Liberty; In Ibis our great and glorious Ian ', Where all are brothers hand in hand, The wrath of Popes moy sef-the and'roar And foam and IhunOer on a foreign shore, To them the country is non-comatable, . Because their views are incompatable With cur institutions and our laws, And all that aids in freedom's cause, Few or their votaries are here, .. And of that kind no one need fear, , Then why this mighty secret band To drive these few without our land, No, teach them (rather than' despise,) ' Open and free, not in disguise, To inoie and ff.el the rights of man, .. ', Then turn them from ui, they who can. ' But this is not the only thing " . . '. I" Of which I have this day to sing, I told you as the time was passing How the war with Turkey was progressing Ful.' many a Russian then has bled Full many a Turk a gory bed '. Has found upon the embattled plain,' Where horseman trample o'?r the slain, And yet the grave still spreods her wing, And death retains her poisonous sting. To Hie God of battles let us pray, Unto the Turks to give the Jay, , And make old Russia's tyrant Czar, Feel all the horrors of this war. , But on our own dear native shore, Is heard no cannon's hostile roar. ' ;. Here peace with starry wings unfurled Bids joy, illume the western world. . From A llejheny'a bsse profound, To California's golden ground Yea from the distant Southern sky Where gentle breezes sweetly sigh. E'n to the snow-clad Polar sea That roars a moumful melody. Our last elections were curious things ifnote body knows who pulled lhermg; And if you ask "how come this so," Tlfe answer is, " onof. A-noie.'! In total ignorama secrecy the thing was hid, Much was done but little said, But come what will, I Jo suppose The offices are filled by those ' Who non't love money feather norfuit," But will do right by all of us. .; Each one no doubt when in his station Believes he's some in this great nation. ' ' Be not surprised if at the close You find but few that's real Cato's, And now my readers fair ones and all ' (for lis but seld m that I call With yarns hlie thene lo stir contention) Please give tome yourgood attention. There is a time when all may sigh A time to laugh a time to cry, A time to sorrow and to mourn, A time when all may be forlorn. A time to live a lime to die A time when anger rankles high, A time when anger should be cool A time when passion should not rule. But now's the lime when joy and mirth Should sound over all this pleasant Earln, ' vv hen Politics and strifes and cares Should be abandoned as useless wares, And all join in with hearty cheer, ; To hail with joy the New born Year. There's so much a going on in town Twould take a month to write it down, The Ball you k now hs just gone by, And with it lots of food"Jtf'ey'?. Has passed away from human sinht. . And mingled wilh the shades of night. The waltz, the waltz, (it makes mesigh) ' I'hey turnso pretty, and stand so nigh. Soms'ortlie boys lis said got tight". But (his is slander-us-outrichti 1 They were loose 1 knowbecauselaaw ; . And heard a most tremendous Jaw,: i,. a,-' When down the stairs they come pell mell, -. As it theyall weregoingto (unoer."' ' Then, comes the Parson's festival; . ;v With all the tinging boys and gala,-. , . f , With lots of Oysters, cakes and boney To please your taste and take your money, If this is good religions teaching I'll quit my business and go U preaching, I liko suchjrins, did up rare ' Set off with muiio and the lair, ' t . But we poor devils ire not allowed- -' To enter such motley crowd. And should be thankful if even '"" v We get frtacher't hope for heiren. This time of year is most propitious With' many things that look suspciona. Everybody (he's one of 'em) is getting married And into pleasure headlong carried And Many more who wish I trow, The matrimonial road to go. ' Old bachelor 1, you poor contemptible whelp Why don'tyou get yourself a help, You look as if you bad been mad '. Tp be a single sissor blade,. '. , Those looks you brought upon yourself, By your invidious grnsp for pelf, 1 Go sweeten up you countenance, With Brookins' doin just from Fiance, . Then choose yourself a blooming lass, And down life's stream most sweetly pass. Then here's the Temperance fandango, (The teal name I do not know) - .. I'hey said they used no port or sherry, But looked and grinned till all got merry,' Instead of using real liquor, It would have made them tight much quicker They took this slow and toilsome way III dead of night when all could stay. And work it off with beef and cheese, Protected from the public gaze Tis said, to tell who Imd beendrinking, ' They went into a course of thinking, When lot with wild and glorious shout, This hap. y plan was tinkered out, 'Twas for a girl to kiss the stripling, Who was suspected of whisky tipplinf, And while shf kissed, of course could smell His breath, and tell it very wel. ' And ir she got the scent of Ku'm," She cried aloud, "Jim's taken tome!" So ended tin great Panorama, The wildest scene that's in my drama. Some things have almost slipped my mind, ' But still, perhaps something I'll find, To clean my throat and make me -stionger, And keep you reading a little longer. The Bank, to which I owe no grudge, , ' Is kept by "Black-Hawk " and the Jodo Black hatch you know is now the teller, And the Judge I believe is a clever fellow. But, while I am so near my home, I may as well some sins atone, And put a word in for the church, Before I am lefl in the lurch. The Parson preaches very well, But cannot stve jou all from Your hearts grow harder day by day. As longer from the Church you stay Then go to Church hear all ou can, You -may come home a belter eian. Our grocers, merchants and mechanics, ; Came near expiring with the panics, ':" But now, the iraB is somewh .t Steady, , With quite an increose of the ready. .- ,. One thing more, and then I'm done, ' And from your door step will be gone. Our girls have not yet claimed my song, I own it does appear quite wronf, But girls, (not wishing for to flattes,) ' About a very truthful msiter, :"t -1 know no Town beneath the skies, Where beauiy holds so rich a prize, And moral worth, that maid so dear, II s pleased to make her dwelling here. Now if you wish to read my rhyme, The price is but a single DIME. Remember nie in lonely hours, . ' And believe me ever " ' Truly youfs, -THE CARRIER. Russia Unconquerable. An intelligent American gentleman re!dine in Pans writes as follows to the National In telligencer. It is obvious the allies have plung ed into a war the consequences of which to themselves they have not, very carefully esti mated : "Russia virtually is inaccessible. , Nopow er or powers can enter and remain on her ice bound and snow-covered territory. She says to the world, "Come with a email force, arid I win overwhelm you, come with a large one, and vou overwhelm viiiruo)vM " kinnn.nA Constradt and Sjbastopol both were to fall, of wnai consequence would il be to Russia f Net so serious a loss as the bombardment or new vork, in case or a war witn England or France. The above two fortresses Gnu Id nnn be rebuilt. There is no wealth in either, as in mew xotK true, the capiureof tliiselwo places would destroy he Russian flee(, which England greatly desires, for fen at a future day it might join that or France ngniust her. This, in realitv. would ha l. Russia, however, has all the resources and means to rebuild her fleet in a very few years, even if it were thus . destroyed. The fleet, howevei, will not be destroyed j and if Eng land calculates on the capture next spring, it will result pretty much as it did wilh "Sir Charley" when he said that in fifteen days he would be in Constant or Heaven. His chance at any rale, for the former was, and is very re mote. I venture no opinion as to the latter." Matters at Washington. A dispatch from Washington says Mr. Cling man's mediation resolutions wiil pass the House, and thequeslion Is already asked, who will the President send acrocs the Atlantic to pour oil on the troubled waters or Europe! Will it be a commission of one, two or three! Thenames of Van Buren, Tyler and Fillmore are seriously mentioned . here in connection With the nroliosed nenrn i.nmmiiiitinit.w Tk ex-fresidenls of the great model republic set iiing uie uasiern question with the loss only of a nine oreatn anu ink! . . ( Thev hod a rennrt ihpr nn th otii. il United Stateasloon -nf-WflT 4vfMtrrii1 nnt elin .11,, . 1...A , . . . . r Dinuull for New York. , K lit. Virv liolif hs-Mtnai of her safely are now entertained at the Navy uepunniem. ttTAt the Fair held at Mechanics' Institute. in Cincinnati a few weeks since, Ball, at No. 28 Fourth Street, was awarded a medal or the finest Daguerreotypes. , It is . astonish ing the proficiency and skill exhibited b? the operator! at his room'. The pictures taken there are tlK" finest in everything constituiinir artistic skill. -: ; . . ..!, vU " , . - ...hi. - v;., BTDo you Want to present a friend or ld love with an iceepiobte token of remember nce.gq u pall-sho. MJ mta Street.and have him, take a likeness of yourself, i Ilia piotuies are gemi of the lit lifelike :and correct and furbished at the lowesi jatei.. Call and ee when you Tisit the city. ? a J The Eighth of January Convention—Nominations. oatiini. . . .. ' The Democrat will assemble on the 8th of January, at Columbns, under peculiar and ex tiaonlinary auspices. They sustained a defeat in the last canvass more signal and complete than ever happened before to our partv in any State or this Union. Beaten in every Con gressional district by a union or the opposing factions, carrying but eleven outof eigbtysev- en counties, and overw helmed by a popular majorny ot io.uuu throughout the Slate, their cnancea of success, to a superficial observer. would. look, apparently, desperaie. But no intelligent judgement of the future can be formed from the extraordinary results of the last cnnvitss. A simile rear ato the odds an peartd ;o be almost as'greatagainrt the triumph of the piebald opposition. The Democratic -Governor had been chosen by 61,000 minority over its principal competitor, three-fourths of the Legislature were Hemocrats, and the same party had succeeded in four-fifths of the counties, and beaten all the opposing factions comuineu upon the otlices or Lieutenant Gov. ernor and School Commissioner, by a majority wnicn eiceeocu uu.uuu. According to "all appeartnees the ascenden ey of the Democracy was lobe made perm' nent in Ohio, and he who should, on the 8ih of January, 1854, have ventured to precict an overwhelming rout in the tall of that year, would have been considered perfectly insane, The opposition neemed to be perfectly annihi hted and "crushed out" in Ohio. All vitor, animation and life bad departed from its or ganization, and mjny obituary notices had been written iipon it. Our political friends, exulting and triumphant proud or tbeir sixty thousand majority or their complete andover- wnciming astenuency in the State and Na tional Governments ol the triumph of those principles lor whieh they bave been so lone contending commemorated, as usual, the 8th ot January by a spirited and enthusinatic as semuiago ai Miiumims. jvo cloud in tre po litical horizon as large ns a man's hand gave any iniiicannn oi uie tornado, which was ap. proachiiii;, and we basked annarentlv in the sunsnine ol prospcnty. We well recollect writing an article in ike Hmnnrer, about year ago, congratulating our friends upon Iheir uemcimouH iriiiinpn, and upon rbe bright pros pects ahead. How our hopes in this respect were nipped in the bud by the chill frosts ol autum, ltisunnecefisniy to state. from the opulently j feless corpse of higcery in the wiuter or 1854 proceeded the shouts orvictnry in October or that year. A lew months made a wonderfol and almost in credible change in the political aspect of wing, u e reven to reiniiiniscciiue, to show- how utterly unreliable is it to form calculations or the future based upon present large majori ties. The seventy-five thousand predomin ance or the opposition in 1S54 is more likely io Disappear in lSOJtlion asour sutv-ore thoustnd majority or 18:3 lobe reveled the next year. Last fall, ni-ainst diffiouliies such as no party was ever called unnn to encoun ter .gainst all the elements of opposition combined the noble and tallant DeinonTnev or Ohio polled one hundred and ten thousand votes. I hat is the formnble backbone or our political strength, which cannot be broken. ine men who stood trut lost rail wtre men or principle, tpon whom we can count with en lire certainty in all future conflicts. It is n reserve armiiid which we ca.i rnllv. and once more bear our flagon to victory. The weak. the timid, the unprincipled and mercenary have left our ranks; those who remain are true as steel and firm as nd.nnant. It is inthedaik hours of adversity that a party ki'owg who is attached to it from principle and honest con viction. It is then troubled wilh no tump fol lowers no political Hessians' who fight only for the spoils of victory, and whose co-operation is more injurious than their opposition. We have reason to believe that the conven tion at Columbus on the 8th will be composed of the true and tried men or the party vete rans in its ranks, who have no other object in view than the re establishment of its nu merical ascendency in the State," and" wliose whole action, will be devoted lo that end. If it acts with wisdom and discretion in rei-nrd to the nominations and scnernl narlv nnlicv. we shall win a glorious victory In October next. rorone, we are onnosed to the Convention selecting the ticket on the Hth, and hope that no sucn lnjudiciousanove will be made. We are aware that such has heretofore been the "cuslom," but it is one that should be "more honored in the breach than the "nluprvnm-v." A good general never forms his line or battle until he has.sotne idea of whntill be the dis position of the enemy, and then ndopta his own, somewhat to that circumstance. Ten montlm ia altogether too long a period for can didates lo be in the field. Whil no nossible advantage can be derived from it, it mny re sult in much mischiernnd injury. judiij- important political events may occur between now and next October, and it is best lo be in a position where we ean take advan tage Of them in nominations. Nolhine can be lost by wailing to see: the developeineuts or the future, but much mav be trained. In most of the States our democratic friends only bring their tickets into the field about six weeks or two months before the election, mid then find themselvesquite in season. There can be just as much pany organization and work do e u iih out nominations ns with; the placing or candi dates in the field does nothing in that behair. Political enthusiasm soon cools, and it is much more likely to exist, for a ticket brought into the field just before election than one which has been nominated ten months. We believe too, that we can get a fuller and clearer ex pression of the Democraiic masses in regard to the men who should compose our next State i icseioy puuing oil the choice until next August or September than now, as the indica tions are, that our primary meetings will be very thinly attended. It seems to us that the force of these considerations cannot but strike the minds or the delegates who go lo Cnlnm. bus on the 8lh, and that good policy dictates that our norninaiions should be postponed to a ituer season. c-m. Jnq. Strange attempt at Robbery and Murder. PROVIDENCE, Tuesday, Dec. 26. A most atrocious and singular crime wn perpetrated here yesterday evenin. Clmri. Scott, a colored man, about thirty years of nge, onu a uuroer uy uaae, called at the clo thing st, re or John H. Sprinter, in North-Mnin street and selected! suit ol clothes, saying he would call for them, with Uie money, at six o'clock in the evening. He came just as Mr. Springer was closing the store, and said lo him mai ne wouia now uKe me clothes. Mr. Springer then turned back end was lighting up the sto e, when Scotl snranff linnn him, knocked him down, and then took ni razor and cut his throat, and also hacked his head and face with it. The neighbors came running in to see what was the matter, when Scott rushed out, ind, although closely press ed, mode bis escape. , Mr. Springer'! Wounds though sevv will not prove' ratal, b'cott has not been arrested up to this evening. Thd Mayor has offered a reward of 500 for the arrest an t conviction of Scott. Ohio Editorial Convention. " The editors of the several papers at Zanes- Tille, the proper committee of arrangement. appointed by the convention of Editors, 4c, which met in this city last winter, have Issued call for the next convention to meet in .Zanesville on the 16th and 17th of January. he anniversary exercises, consisting" of in es say on the history of, the press, an oraljon, poerh, 4rc.; will take place on tbe evening of the 18th, and the banquet ofl the evening of the 17tlf. The whole fraternity of thii and aujoming owes are coidiiliy invited, Sun. Cm. Enj. : . Mui JTThe National Era the. Free Soil Organ" continues to wige i igoroua war upon the Know-Nothings. In its last number it aaysr "Now, we are glad to learn that so many who have ravored the order, or united with it concur with us in opposition ta the principle ot oath-bound secret political associations, ia oipositiou to the illiberal policy towards for-eign-boroj citizens and emigrants proposed by . th order, and sympathise with ua in the ap prehension that it i failling under the denom ination of pro-slavery influences, we anew it would be so. We could not believe .that anti-slavery men eould long sanction a policy which involves a violation of the prinoiple of equal rights, sinks or subordinates the slavery question, tends to the destruction or the res- . ponsibilityof man to man, of the people-to Uie people, and involves the institution of a . sectarian test , in politics. Every subscriber musi bhve known where the Era would stand" on all these issues, and we know that every anti-Elavary man, sooner or later, would stand wilh us." ; - Monument to Butler. The former pupils, and the citizens of Lou isville, have uniu C to erect a beautiful monu- -ment to the memory of the- lamented Butler, whose murder by Matt. Ward caused such an outburst of indignation. It stands in Cave- n m iemetary is or Italian miruie, ten leet high, and appropriately designed, carved and inscribed. . -, tTJohn Dickey, Jr.of WashingtonCounly ' Pa., committed suicide recently by hanging himself. Mania a potin. iam H. Martin, for twenty yean a clerk in the Pa it Office at Baltimore, bai been convicted of robbing the mail. 0"A man-who committed suicide .a few dayiago, by taking strychnine,, in Petersburg, Va., procured the poison by visiting different d;ug stores, snd purchasing two grains from each, alleging that a cat had annoyed his Ca nary bird, and ht wished to kill her. O" The Toronto Colonist savs that the Brit ish Government has purchased 18,000 buffalo robes for the use or the army in the Crimea. O'Rev. Franklin A. Spencer, pastor or the Presbyterian Church, in Hampton, N. Y., has been compelled iopay 82,600 in a suit brought ntininst him by a young lady who he had ac cused or unchas'e conduct. UTA German named Semanlel, who resides at Lawrenceburgh, Ind., was loughing and jo king on last Wednesday, and suddenly with out moments known illness, fell dead. " rrBrown, the editor of the Ohio Farmer, says : The wheat fields every where in Ohio, loox green and promising; and pastures ditto (TTwenty thousand tons or lead are prod uced annually in the United States. The same amount is imported from foreign Coun tries, chiefly EnglsnJand Spain. HTJames"!!. Smith, Esq., has received the apnuintment of Reporter for the Supreme Court, in place of Judge Warden, resigned. .Mr. Smith was formerly editor of the Ohio Statesman. - HTln a recent effr-y nt Jackson, Miss., fellow snipped a revolver four limes at a wo man, who then knocked him down wilh a brick-bat. LIST OF LETTERS Remaining in the Post Office at Eaton, Ohio, Jnriu ry 1st 1856. Persons enquiring for any in the following list will phrase say adtertited. A. Alcorn Harriet, Anil Frederick, .-Anderson ' Samuel, Ammerman John, Alnbaugh Solomon, Acton John G."-' , : " B. Burke Edward, Blackford R. R., Bliss Elijaht ISristow William 3, Hickln Jacob, Burning Gen. W., Haker Georce 11., Brady Thomas, Beck snbella 2, Brown Edward, Burke David,, Brnsg, C. S., Bu(gund Mary, Brannen V Co., Burke John, Bailey John, Brower Israel, Bon er Miss. Brubaker Renrpe, Powsman John, Bnnebrake Margaret, Bonebrakn Mr., Banks illiam, Baker George, Bailey Willianu C. Ctmpbell James B Christman Sarah A., Conger F.., Ca hill Daniel, Craw fori John, Conger Thomas, Chri.m Martin, Cline Jacob, Cox Meredith, Cloue Jacob or heirs, Crout J. Ca il Joseph. C. D. Davidson Morgaret, Dorman Susan, Deven- ey A. J., Deal John; Douglass M. M., Drayer Nicholas 2, Davis C. A., DeoleySarali J. E. Eidson Fanny, Eaate Elijah, r-. F. Frame William, Frame Mary F., Falei Peter. Frame Daniel. -?;. F. G. Garvin M., Guard Uriah, Gift Daniel. Ga ble - H. Honey Priscilla, Ham Joseph P., Hock W.. Harris Snrah, Horn dr. Son, Henry John, Haney Mury, Hawthorn W, M. Hutchinson Eliza beth, tiolderman Jacob, Heck man Solomon, Hardy P.-D., Hart Samuel, Hania Perry, Howe Charles, Uorshmen Lewis J. I. J. Jones Jacob, Johnston James, Johnston Hezikier, Johnston Irene, Jeulison fphraiu, ' K. Rindie Samuel, KiWiy James, King John, Rinnan Edwsrd W., Kellelt John, King Re becca, Kenedy relet, Kesster s. W. K. L. Lincoln Ananias,. Lovisohn A. M., La- bough Levi. . , .... , , M. Mitchel James, Miller Jobn 3, Miller Sam uel S., McDonald Hugh, Mellon John, Ma honey Patrick, McGutre J a met, Moran Pat rick, McCune Henry W.,, Merchant Joseph, Miller David, Miller Samuel J. 2, Mnthewi E McClure Robert 3, Maxson H., Morrow Harvey .Mouesmith Augustus, McNulty Wil lian, McCabs Susannah.. ,, . . -,. M. N. Nace John S.,Nagley Charles. ' . O. O'Connell Margaret,01dfield Joseph, O'Neil John, O'Neil Deborah O'Riely James. , P. Parker Robert, Paramore L, Phealan Jonh, PotterfX Sman 3, Patterson James, Pinigan Patrick, Powell Davis, Pence Elizabeth, Preble James B. . . . . .. ' R. Ridenour Isaac, Ramsey Joseph, Ross Mosei M., Rex John. , . , . . ,- '. ' - ' S. Shaw John B. 2, Sprowl William, Shideley Lewis, Shaffer George W. 3, flhoit Adam Strattou F. J., Smiley Samuel, Saxon Martin Saunderi Timothy, Scbiliger William C, Sto-... ever Benjamin, tShowalter Kebecca Bmiyi r. Shaw Sarah J., Simpson Harriet, 6eyraoBr C. F., Smilh John T., Smith Aaron, Stowtf Noah, Staunton W. L., Swattsel Mits, 6waf fin Nathan, Swain Martha, Snodgrau Margin ret, Shilt John, Sperry C, Stover Phillip. SuW , livan Mitchiel Saylor William. !' "' '; '. ' , T. TulleyJolin.-Thalli Livini, Thorp Cbarle 2, Truix Elizabeth L. j. . y ; T. U. '"' ' W W. ; nri.'.i t ,TOilVnnn CharleJ. Wbii ' Anthony, Witen Johu 2, Wolff JohnWoU vertnn William. Wystfng Lavinl J WbltB A. Woodman Elizabeth, Wjlson Marii, W. C. GOULD, P.M.