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L. G. GOULD, Editor.
EATON, O., SEP'T 24,1857.
SgWe regret very much that we
are only able to issue a half sheet this
week. This vexatious occurrence is
owing to a circumstance which we could
not avoid.
One Word!
We aro very much in need of money,
and request those indebted to us to call
soon and square off - their accounts.
There is considerable standing on our
Books, for which we have called loudly
in several notices of this character, and
if this one does not move the persons
to a sense of their duty, without any
delay, we will try some other process.
'A word to the wise is sufficient."
Loss of the Central America
Our columns to-day contain accounts
of one of the greatest marine disasters
that ever took place on the ocean. The
steamer Central America, one of the
bplendid line plying between San Fran
cisco and New York, ioundeied, with a
loss of four or five hundred lives and two
million dollars in specie. At this time
fjajjk suspensions and business fail
ures the loss of two millions of dollars
in specie is a very considerable item, and
will leave a great void in the financial
ttaP'Our citizens and the public in
general, who are in search of cheap and
good Dry Goods, would do well to pay
some attention to our advertising col
umns and learn the places where they
are 'to be had. No man will advertise
who has a poor stock of goods, and pur
chasers should bear this in mind. In
looking over our columns the reader
will sec that Stevens & Co., D. Lesh,
C. Vanausdal & Co., and O. & W.
Minor, are all "entered for the season,"
with large and beautiful stocks of cheap
goods, to which they are not afraid to
invite the public to call and examine.
Those who do call at any of the above
establishments, will bo eertain to pur
chase. figyThe presumption of the "freedom
shrieking" editor of the Register, in
writing out half a column of nonsense
in the shape of interrogatories for our
candidate for Governor to answer, pro
vided he spoke here on Friday last, is,
to say the least of it, an evidence of
"positive weakness" we had scarcely
looked for. Wonder if the editor real
ly did imagine the Governor would have
no more respect for his fellow-citizens
here, than to notice the silly queries ho
put to him through the columns of that
trash v sheet ?
BgJ.'We have understood that a ro
port is being industriously circulated
by some friends of Mr. Gans, that the
term of holding the office of Probate
Judge is limited by law to six years, and
that if elected Mr. Campbell cannot le
cally retain the position. Such is not
the case. So long as the person hold
ing the office, discharges the duties
thereof, honestly and faithfully, and the
people see proper to retain him by their
votes through the ballot box, there is
no law to reverse their decision.
Judge Curtiss.
Judge Curtiss, of the U. S. Supreme
Court, has resigned his seat as member
of that Court. His successor will be ap
pointed by President Buchanan, and of
course will be a sound Constitutional
Democrat. Judge McLean, of Ohio, is
now the only sectional Judge upon the
Bench. -,
"The clique has been busy during
the past week in whipping in the disaf
fected. They say they can beat the outs
for nomination and then coax or force
tlicm to swallow the piil prspared. We
will m !
To the Voters of Preble County.
Fellow Citizens It becomes our duty
to address you at this time, in a candid,
dispassionate and unprejudiced manner
in regard to the issues in our own
County, to be decided at the coming
election, and discarding every other
consideration, we direct your attention
to the office of Probate Judge, and ask
you to "let us reason together." The
candidates for the office are before you.
Voters of Preble County, and between
John V. Campbell, and Geo. W.
Gans, you are called upon to decide,
and were not the duties of the office of
so much importance, and the disparity
between the qualifications of the candi
dates so great, we would not appeal to
you to throw aside your party prefer
ence and look to your individual inter
ests in the selectien of a Probate Judge;
but, impressed with the truth that, many
of you, at the ballot boxes in October
next, may be acting for your wives and
orphan children, to a very considerable
degree, we adjudge you to ask before"
depositing your votes for any man, "is
John V. Campbell, it is true, has
had the office for several years it is
also true, that he has discharged its du
ties with distinguished ability and to
the satisfaction of the people. Will
you discard a meritorious, honest, effi
cient officer, who has in his official ca
pacity, answered the expectations of his
constituents, for a man of doubtful ca
pacity, whose sole qualifications consists
in being an unscrupulous partizan, who
has for years been hunting office, and
always willing to receive it at the hands
of any party? We would not dispar
age Mr. Gans, but if the truth is censure,
wo hope to be excused for speaking the
truth, in as mild language as is consis
tent with the interests of the people.
We say, and every man in the county
will bear evidence to the truth of the
assertion, that, between John V.Camp
bell and Geo. W. Gans, in point of
capacity to discharge the duties of Pro
bate Judge, THERE IS NO COM
PARISON. The one is of sound legal
judgment, mature years and experience,
and when he gives an opinion, it is af
ter weighing well the law and the testi
mony. The other, is hot-headed, im
pulsive and full of prejudice, and his
opinions in regard to matters brought
before his Court, would be apt to par
take of his general disposition and char
acter, unstable, fickle, and in many in
stances, arrived at without sufficient re
flection, and almost always without the
judgment to render an opinion which
would stand the test of justice and law.
The office of Probate Judge, is an
important and responsible position, hav
ing a direct bearing upon the pecuniary
interests of every man's family, after
he has gone to that bourne from whence
uo traveller returns," and the discharge
of its duties requires a man of stern
justice, and an inflexible determination
to do right, at every risk and at all haz
ards, and such a man is John V. Camp
bell. Your estate, Voter, if you
should be called upon to "shuffle off
this mortal coil," in order to do justice
to those who are near and dear unto
you, but left behind, should be proper
ly administered upon by proper persons,
and the Probate Judge should be a man
above the influences of party prejudices
and political feeling! Such has always
been the case with the incumbent of
that office in this county, since its es
tablishment. In no instance has a par
ty candidate been selected to discharge
its duties, but at every election, the Peo
ple elected the man they thought most
competent, antfcxpe-rience has proven
how wise has been their decision and
choice, and at this time, there is no good
cason why they should depart from
their established precedent, which has
operated so well, and to the satisfaction
of the people generally.
We might go on to enumerate other
objections to the election of Mr. Gans,
but unscrupulous partizans and design
ing men would attempt to raise a cry of
persecution, and endeavor to excite sym
pathy by creating tlie impression that,
it was ou account of his political opin
ions that we opposed him. The judici
ary in all its branches, should be free
from the prejudices of party, and as the
Voters of old Preble have established
that precedent, and acted upon it thus
far, we hope, for no slight cause, will
they change their policy.
We have thus, in a cool, dispassion
ate, unprejudiced manner, attempted to
reason with you without disparagement
to Mr. Gans, farther than the plain truth
would warrant any man in going, and
with you, Voters of Preble County, we
leave the result. If you desire your
Probate business administered as here
tofore, you will vote for J. V. CAMP
BELL, and not change the present in
cumbent, until opposition is presented
offering more talent than mere political
preforenco, and a candidate whose elec
tion would not DETRACT from the ef
ficiency and ability with which the Pro
bate business of your county has thus
far been administered.
There are many other considerations
we might urge in extenso, why John
V. Campbell should be re-elected, as
.against bis opponont G. W. Gans, but
those above briefly enumerated, will, we
trust, cause the thinking men of the
county to pause and reflect, to look Well
into this matter, and prove sufficient,
and in that hope, we dismiss the sub
ject for the present, trusting that the
good sense of the Voters of the County,
will enable them to discover the true
course to be pursued, to advance their
interests, and the welfare of those hav
ing business in the Probate office, and
after having satisfied themselves that
they ought to re-elect JOHN V. CAMP
BELL, the persuasion or appeals of no
partizan or designing individual will
deter them from carrying out that ob
Our County Meeting.
According to previous notice a large
number of democrats assembled here on
the 18th inst. Taking all things into
considerati3n, it was more cheering than
could have been expected. From some
cause or another none of the speakers
promised us for the occasion arrived.
W. J. Gilmore, Esq. delivered a forci
ble and eloquent speech, which was lis
tened to with attention by the audience.
We know not what we might have had
if the speakers expected had arrived,
but we think that the argument and
pleasantries, so happily mingled by Mr.
Gilmore, gave no offence even to politi
cal opponents, while the democrats could
not fail to recognize in the line of poli
cy he marked out, a reformation in the
loosely conducted system of State gov
ernment, under the present rule. He
strongly advocated a sub-Treasury sys
tem, and urged upon the Democracy
that instead of attending to the business
of .other States, it was time to regulate
home matters. He referred to the let
ter of Governor Chase recommending
the Banks, which the Governor forgot
he had wrote, and gave the equality
doctrine a brief notice. He was fol
lowed by Hon. Henrt Shideler, our
candidate for State Senator, who spoke
briefly upon the real, practical issue1
before the people. He did not vary
from his usual custom, but gave us a
plain, honest, straight-forward speech.
It is just what we need in the present
crisis, and if the campaign speakers
continue in thus dwelling upon the ne
cessity of prompt action on the part of
those who are anxious to redeem Ohio
from the hands of' men who have be
trayed their trust, and in candidly show
ing that there is something more to be
done than to strike the word "white"
out of the Constitution, the good sense
of the people will rally to the support
of Democracy. Mr. Shideler spoke of
the Bill of 1854. which was introduced
for the purpoaa of batter rogulatiag State
finances, and which, as the Journal will
prove, was killed by Republican votes
in the House. The history of this cor
ruption is not all out yet. We hope
Mr. Shideler may speak upon this mat
ter throughout the district. He has
some interesting facts about this legis
lation back there. It will pay all who
are not yet exactly satisfied about this
defalcation to hear him. After Mr.
Shideler had closed his remarks, Mr.
Emmerson, our candidate for Represen
tative, was called for, but as it was get
ting late, declined speaking. In spite
of the disappointment in regard to spea
kers from abroad, we had a very pleas
ant and harmonious meeting, and all
went home in good spirits and confident
of a glorious democratic triumph on the
second Tuesday of October next.
Organize in the Townships.
Democrats ! but little over three
weeks now remains for you to do all that
is to be done in this campaign. Are
you working? Is there anything you
can do that you have not yet done? Is
there any neighbor who you could in
fluence? Is there any honest, well
meaning man whom you could pursuadc
to leave the party that is conducted by
the demagogues and wire-pullers ? Do
all you can ? Act individually and act
in concert. Meet with your Democrat
ic friends and neighbors. Consult with
them. Learn their views. Communi
cate yours to them. See how you can
most advance the interests of the party
of the Union. Democracy will soon
again be triumphant. Let nil our ef
forts be honestly, but faithfully put
forth this fall, and try to contribute to
the greatness of that victory.
utnam's Magazine has failed.
It was started as a purely literary peri
odical, but for the past year has been at
tempting to deceive its readers by crowd
ing abolitionism down them, under the
guise of independence. The result is
that instead of deceiving its readers, its
publishers deceived themselves in the
belief of their abilty to deceive others,
and the concern has gone down. The
fate of the Magazine is just what it de
served and what all sculking political
prints deserve. Publishers should eith
er come out openly and avow their po
litical preferences, or let political parties
alone. Firing from behind a fence with
"no party" printed in big letters upon
it is worse than guerrilling.
BgftAt the recent olection in Ver
montthe Democratic vote increased over
that of last year, but the Black Repub
lican vote fell off fifteen thousand.
The Democracy gained nearly thirty
Representatives in th? Legislature.
Our Candidate for Senator.
Our candidate for State Senator, Hon.
Henry Shideler, is regarded with es
pecial favor by the Democracy of this
District, nd his election is considered
a "fixed fact" by at least three hundred
majority. We can with pride point to
him and declare him invulnerable in
every respect. Against his moral and
political character, there can with truth
be uttered no word of reproach, and his
devotion to the cause of democratic men
and measures, has been proverbial. He
is honest, deserving and competent. He
served one term as State Senator from
this district, four years ago, and his
manly and upright course, gave general
satisfaction and gained for him the es
teem and confidence of all parties.
That lie will again beat his negro-worshipping
negro-equality opponent, there
is not shadow of doubt existing in our
mind. The following from the Dayton
Empire will show our readers how he is
regarded in Montgomery :
Senator lleury Shideler.
We are are glad to learn that our
brethren of Preble county have nomi
nated the above gentleman for Senator.
It will be recollected by our roaders
that Sewator Shideler was our candidate
four years ago. He was elected by a
handsome majority over Captain Moses
B. Walker, in a district always consid
ered hopelessly against us. He made
an excellent Senator, and his selection
as a candidate, at this time, will without
doubt give entire satisfaction to the De
mocracy of Montgomery county.
Joining their Friends.
Mr. Morgan very pertinently and
truthfully says : During the last year or
two, many very excellent democrats
were deceived by the alarm and false
hood got up by bad men in Kansas.
Pending the Presidential contest, the
public were told not only by the regu
lar Fremont stumpers, but by eertain
Ministers of the Gospels, that as soon
as Buchanan was elected, Kansas would
at onceAe made a slave State. Thous
ands ofPhonest persons, in the excite
ment or the campaign were led to be
lieve these wicked falsehoods. They
already see how infamously they were
deceived. It is now nearly a year since
Mr. Buchanan was elected, and yet Kan
sas is in a fair way to enter the Union
as a free State. If it fails to do so, it
will not be the fault of the President.
He is sparing no effort within his con
stitutional power to keep the people of
Kansas -free to act and decide on the
question; as their own judgment shall
dictate. I He is allowing no interference
either by hordes of abolition emissaries
sentoutfrom Massachusetts, nor yet the
Border -Ruffians of Missouri. Thous-
ajylsJiJeople who went against Buch-Ljat
anan Iat tall, now see by the frest
dent's conduct that they were basely
deceived and misled by the falsehoods
of the Black Republican stumpers and
politicians. As a matter of course, they
can no longer act with a party that
sought to gain a victory by wilful false
hood, and they are now returning to
their own party, satisfied that, although
sometimes wrong, it always means to do
The Lost Daughter and other
True Stories of the Heart, by Mrs.
Caroline Lee Hentz. T. B. Peter
son, No. 306 Chestnut street, Philadel
phia, will issue on the 2Cth inst., the
above wterk complete in one large duo
decimo tolume, neatly bound in cloth,
for ?1 25, or in twe volumes paper cov
er, for 1 .
As a successful writer of sketches,
Mrs. Hentz is, in our opinion unequal-
ed in this country, and her continuous
stories are marked by all the character
istics that proclaim the true novelist
a natural and ably developed plot, great
powers of imagination and construc
tion, purity of feeling, and evident ear
nestness of purpose on the part of the
author, without which the reader can
not feel interested in any story, while
she possesses also the artistic skill which
causes the interest of the reader to in
crease as the talc proceeds, to the end
of the last chapter. All who have read
Linda," and "Rena," or the "Snow
Bird" will readily acknowledge this ;
while file "Banished Son," and "Love
after Marriage," attest to her excellence
is a sketch writer. Every one feels,
while reading her tales, that the writer
herself must possess the virtue, and pa
triotistn, and religious sentiment she in
Copies of either edition of the work
will be sent to any part of the United
States, free of postage, on remitting the
price to the publisher.
Truth is mighty and will prevail.
Error is weak and treacherous, and must
fail. Democracy is founded in truth
aud must triumph. Black Republican
ism was conceived in error and brought
forth in iniquity, and must fall from its
own inherent corruptness. Democracy
and Black Republicanism are opposites,
like lightand darkness, sin and holiness,
truth and falsehood. Democracy is upon
the rock f the Constitution and justice;
Black Republicanism, upon quick sands.
The lamps of Democracy are trimmed,
filled and are burning; those of Black
Republicanism are empty, smoky and
dying in their sockets, and surrounded
' al! with darkness.
The Black Republican party of Ohio,
with being in favor of importing south
ern negroes into the State, in order to
degrade labor, and reduce the wages of
The Black Republican party of Ohio,
with seeking to neutralize the political
power of naturalized citizens, by con
ferring upon NEGROES the right to
The Black Republican party of Ohio
with being enemies to the Laboring clas
ses, and in favor of enslaving the poor
white man, by degrading labor, and
bringing into competition with our own
white laborers, the NIGGERS of the
The Black Republican party of Ohio,
with robbing the State Treasury of Five
Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars,
MONEY their Governor and Auditor
counted FIVE TIMES, and certified
was in the Treasury !
The Black Republican party with vio
lating the Constitution of the State 'by
borrowing money to meet the July in
terest, after Gibson had robbed the
Treasury, and pledging State Stocks for
The Black Republican party of Ohio,
with discrediting the credit of the State
of Ohio, so that her Stocks, which had
for years commanded a PREMIUM in
the market, fell SEVEN per cent BE
And numbers of other acts, detrimental
to the interests and good character of
the State, we charge upon the Black
Republican party of Ohio, and ask the
Tax payers to consider what they arc
doing, before they again entrust the
reins of power into the hands of Chase
and his Treasurv-eating associates !
Leb. Cit.
Go to work.
We earnestly admonish every Demo
crat to go to work, and leave no honor
able effortuntried to carry theState Tick
et. This is the great busiuess at pres
ent before us, and he who, professing the
Democratic faith and a sincere desire to
preserve the Union, shall fail to put forth
his energies to elect the nominees of the
party will fail in the performance of a
great duty, which must be a source of
unpleasant reflections in after life. We
have not a moment to spare. The ene
my are everywhere active and every
where united in a determination to beat
the Democratic nominees on the Second
Tuesday of October. Let us show them
we ar0 wake and well prepared
that we know the importance of the is
sue between us and, by one simulta
neous and vigorous effort, plant the flag
of triumph so high and so firmly that it
can never hereafter be torn down.
Superiority of the Black Race.
Gov. Chase and his stripe of politi
cians have all along conceded that the
Negro was equal with the White man,
but now the question is being agitated
whether the Negro is not "superior"' to
the White man. Hear the great Aboli
tion apostle, Joshua R. Giddings, Gov
Chase's god-father, and the father and !
of the whole Abolition party in I
y-v, .
"Some nitrgcrs are far superior to
some JJemoerats. inueea, tney are,
doubtless, superior to the great mass of
the Democratic party; while some Dem
ocrats are superior to some niggers, aud
perhaps to the greater portion of the
African race. Yet all Democrats, how
ever intellectually inferior they may be
to the niggers, are entitled to live and
enjoy their liberty and the fruits of
their labor. And, while we are endeav
oring to sustain these equal and univer
sal rights, we ought not to be drawn in
to any discussion of the moral or social
superiority of the niggers over the Dem
ocrats." r . 1 ,1
Democrats, do you fully understand
the advantages of a thorough, working.
road to success ! Go to work, friends,
and perfect your township and school
district organizations, appoint meet
ings and secure speakers, circulate
sound Democratic documents among
your neighbors, and on the 13th of Oc
tober, you will reap the fruit of your
labors in a singnal victory over Republicanism.
8Tn Iowa the Republicans vote
down directly the Constitutional amend
ment enfranchising negroes. In New
York they strangle the proposition in
the Executive Chamber. The oneiscom
paritively manly; the other incompara
bly hypocritical and cowardly. Guilty as
these pretended champions of freedom
are, of acts which should consign the par
13' to oblivion, the leaders seek to divert
attention from them by crying out rebel
lion in Kansas, and filling the land with
excitement over a purely fictitious state
of things in that Territory. But the de
lusion is broken, and the verdict of the
people is about to be rendered against
the guilty parties.
An office seeker in urgins
claims, said that his grandfather didn't
fight in the Revolutionary war, but he
guessed he would have liked to if he
had been in the country at the time.
I He iras appointed.
Sham-Republican Platform.
"I embrace with pleasure, this oppor
OF SUFFRAGE." Gov. Chase.
" We believe a negro is human he
has a soul he has an intellect AND
MANKIND. Oki Slate Journal.
To the Honorable tue General As
sembly of the State of Ohio -.
We, the undersigned, citizens of But
ler County respectfully but earnestly
petition your Honorable body.
1st. To immediately take the neces
sary Constitutional steps to so alter or
amend the Constitution of this State,
"WHITE" in the first seetion of the
fifth article.
2nd. To so alter or amend the first
section of the ninth article of the Con
stitution as to STRIKE OUT THE
WORD "WHITE" in that article.
N. C. MeFarland, C. Falconer,
L. Rigdon, Wm. Beckett,
31. C. McMakin, L. J. Smith,
J. Waterhouse, H. Beardsley,
Jas. R. Garrison, G. W. MeAdams,
Wm. Thompson,
Jos. Howells,
Thos. A. Heiui,
D. B. Lushhorn,
Jno. Whitehead,
Win. E. Brown,
Isaac AYhislcr,
George Wyman,
F. D'. Morris,
J. O. Brown,
A. C. Campbell,
John R Lewis,
John Gilmore,
Wm. Davidson,
John W. Erwin,
A. B. Miller,
D. H. Gary,
J. 31. Amsden ,
Jnhn Woods.
A. P. Dye,
Adam Laurie.
The Way Gibson attended his
their offices to which they may be elec:t
leader ed aud less to affairs foreign to the State
A few days ago there was published
in the Cincinnati Gazette a deposition
of Wm. H. Gibson, taken before the
committee to whom has been assigned
the duty of ascertaining by whom the
State Treasury was plundered, lu this
deposition he nndetakea to saddle the
whole detalcatioii upon Mr. lirestin
He says that Bresiiu promised him that
the affairs sliuuid be arranged satisfacto
rily, and that ho should have uo troub
le. Iu connection with which he says:
"He was absent frequently, aJ owing
to my absence during the greater part of
lust summer and fait, I think I met him
but three or four times from the 1st of
July to December."
lie Gibson, was absent from his post
the greater part of last summer and fall
He was absent making bitter spe.chis
against Buchanan, the Democratic p? -ty
and the South. So wrought up be
came his feelings over the aggression of
the South and bleeding Kansas about as
much as when he became alarmed at the
inroads the Pope was making on this
country that he mounted the stump
and let the interests of the State whLh
he had been elected to attend to, take
care of themselves.
In another part of his deposition he
says: "Since early in April I have not
spent live days in the office, having been
absent from the State for five weeks
previous to my resignation." This lat
ter absence he employed, doubtless, in
lookng after his western land specula
tions. Now, it occurs to us that if our
State officers were to aplpy themselves
more to the discharge of the duties of
it would be much better tor au con
cerned. Away with your Kansas shriek-ers.
Ch illicothe A d certUcr.
Office. An Old Infidel.
The lion. J. R. Giddings has written
a characteristic letter to the Tribune, in
which he snys that the "God of Abra
ham" is not his God; that he despises
him and holds him in contempt; that he
is an idol or the deity of the slavehol
ders, and they are right in worshiping
him. He (Giddings) don't worship or
believe iu the God of the Bible, but has
one of his own th-it is an anti-slavery
God a nigger, we suppose, some odious
creature who winks at pillage and theft.
Seriously, though; is it not disgraceful
that a widely circulated newspaper
should give currency to this old drivil
crs blasphemy ? Daity AVit's.
The AVashington Examiner adds:
Gidditiirs is a champion of Abolition
ism, and a favorite upon the floor of Con
gress with Republicans. He was the
leader of his party in the election o!
Speaker Banks, and is iu all respects n
fair specimen of Unii-ilac riisoi run mad.
Like some with whom wo have convers
ed Gi ldings first settles in his own mind
what the Bible ouglU to sanction and
what it ought to condemn. In other
words, he assumes that G'd should do
nothing inimical with human notions of
right or wrong i. e. ti'it mm shoultt gov
ern God. No wonder he wants ;m anti
slavery God, an anti-slavery Bible, and
an anti-slavery Constitution of the Uni
ted States. And the newspaper that
gives publicity to "this old driveler's
blasphemy" is patronized by a christian
people ! What are we coming to?
Texas Election. The Galveston
Civilian sums up the total vote from one
hundred and eight counties (seven of
which are but partially reported) and
makes it 57,749, of which Runnels has
received 33,386, and Hueston 24,023,
the majority for Runnels being 9,3C3.
BST'Dr Bailey, editor of the National
Era, in a late number of his paper says:
"The doctrines of the Abolition party are
identical with those now held by the Re
publican party." Those that wish to
hold to the principles of the old Abolition
party will pleasejoin the Black Republicans.
For the Democrat.
Mb, Gould The astonishing litera
ry genius who attended the democratic
Convention of the 15th instant, for the
purpose of misrepresenting and carica
turing its proceedings for the columns
of the Register, in speaking of the an
nouncement of candidates for the State
Senate, says : "Next came, wonld you
believe it, Jesse B. Stephens, who an
nounced himself spontaniously, said if
the convention could'nt do any better
it might take him."
I make but a single extract as char
acteristic of the whole, and that, for the
purpose of enquiring whether the dem
ocratic party of this county are to ex
pect this fall, as was the case last, to
have all their meetings attended by a
brainless, unprincipled loafer, in the
character of a reporter for that paper ?
And whether our county elections are
to be carried hereafter in favor of the
republican party by lies and low perso
nal detraction ? If so, it is about time
for our friends to be informed of it, that
they may know how, and of what kind
of material to have their boots con
structed. To say simply that the above
quotation is a square, unmitigated li
would be saying only what every man
present at the convention already knows;
but the idea of a man, enjoying a regu
lar employment at a living salary, seek
ing to exchange it for a seat in the State
legislature, which, under an honest ad
ministration of the government, wonld
at best, only about pay expenses for
three months, of the entire term of two
years, adds such an amount of silliness
to the falsehood as to render the state
ment supremely ridiculous to all bat the
most consumate Donkey.
The simple truth of the matter is,
that after the several candidates had
spoken, I also, with some others, was
called out. In response to the call, I
stated as distinctly as I was capable of
doing, that "I was no candidate, had
never thought of such a thing; but as,
since the organization of the Conven
tion, I had been asked to say that, iu
the event of its not bsing able to har
monize on auy of the candidates, my
name might be used, I would say that
though it would be at more personal
sacrifice than I felt well able to bear, I
could not feel entirely insensible to such
a call, and that it might possibly assume
such a shape as to render it improper,
as a good citizen, to discharge it, I hop
ed however, that no such exigency would
arise in the progress of our delibera
tion0!, and deemed it unnecessary there
fore, to make any additional pledges.
was a member of the Convention, aud
of course expected, as was my uniiorm
habit, to abide its decisions."
Now, if these facts disclose any of the
elements of a "spontaneous announce
ment," I hope you will pass thein to the
credit of the Register reporter: but, if
they do not, you will permit him to
wear the brand until it may be induced
to yield to the persuasion of boot leath
er: or, until public sentiment shall
;'l'lace a whip in every honest b:tnd.
To l4h the n.scul uak. d thrmin-h the irorM
For the Democrat. J. B. STEPHENS.
For the Democrat. J. B. STEPHENS. Eaton; Sept. 23, 1857.
For the Democrat. J. B. STEPHENS. Eaton; Sept. 23, 1857. LOSS OF THE CENTRAL
For the Democrat. J. B. STEPHENS. Eaton; Sept. 23, 1857. LOSS OF THE CENTRAL AMERICA.
Five Hundred Passengers Lost!
Charleston, Friday, September 18.
The officers of the steam .-r Thonuu
Swaa report that the Norwegian bark
Elois-, when spoken on the 13th inst.,
was making for Norfolk for the purpose
of lauding forty passengers rescued from
the wreck of the steamar Central Ameri
ca. The details of the calamity will be ob
tained ou the arrival of the E'ois; at
NORFOLK Friday, September 18.
The steamer C ntral Aim rica found
ered on Saturday last.
Fifty passengers wjre rescued by the
Norwegian btrk Eloise, iucluding twenty-six
The officers were all lostcxcept James
M. Frazier, the second officer; chiefEn
gincer Geo. E. Ashby, who took a boat
and deserted the ship.
The $2,000,000 of specie on board
were lost.
The Central America was commanded
by Lieutenant Win. L. Herndon, of the
United States Navy. The crew consist
ed of one hundred and one men.
There were five hundred and twenty
five passengers on board.
SAVANNAH, Friday, September 18.
The bark Saxony arrived at this port
this morning with five passengers res
cued from the wreck of the Cntral A
merir.a. She reports the total loss of
the vessel, treasure and mails, and about
five hundred passengers.
A portion of the crew, together with
the women and children passengers,
numbering in all forty p3rsons, were
saved bv the brig Alaiue, bound for Bos
ton. The sea was very heavy at the time
the ship foundered.
Forty-nine other passengers were pick
ed up ly the bark Eloise.
The names of the five saved by the
bark Saxony are as follaws: H.H.Childs,
of the firm of Childs & Dauj;hertv, New
, York; Jabez Howes, of the firm ofGeorge
j Howes & Co., of San Francisco, Colonel
G 'orge W. Cook, of Maine, and Adolph
Fredericks, of San Francisco.
At the late Democratic Conven
tion, in Lorain County, Ohio, where
Obcrlin, the headquarters of "negro
equality," is situated, the following ie
solution was passed :
Resolved, That "Negro Equality,"
"Bleeding Kansas," "Horace Greeley"
and the Chase administration are the
four greatest political humbugs of the
age, and that it is the duty of demo
crats to see to it that at the coming
election this mongrel combination is
routed, horse, foot and drayoon.
Safe Enough. In one respect, Mrs.
Cunningham's last performance was not
a failure. She set ont to be confined
and has succeeded admirably. She w
not however, supposed to be in a sinking
condition, as the courts refuse to allow
her to be bailed out.

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