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FREMONT, OHIO."-' "- I i , ; PIERRE iBEAlIGBASDi rPHYSIC IANAN D SURGEON, B-eapeetfully tenders his professional services to '-' the eitisens of Fremont and vicinity - ' OtBce-i-One door north of E. W: Cook's Stove. Z,.t PORTAGE C O U NT Y llatnal Fire lnsnran.ee Company. R. P. BUCKIiAlVD, Ajent .: FREMONT, OHIO. ': -.POST OFFICE HOURS. -.The vegule Pest Office hoars, until further no tice will be as follows: . - . . . 'From 7 to 12 A. M. and from t to 8 P. M. " Sundays from 8 to 9 A M, and from 4 to 5 P M l-,-;' : , " - w,m. stark, p. m. :,i ;;v-4 ; - Farms to TbetT "" SEVERAL FARMS, uear Fremont, and conve nient to the Tnrnpiae, VT TO BENT. JTR Soma of thess have Eighty to Ninety acres clear ed thereon, with comfortable Houses, .Usfns otc. Enquire ef - 8AML. CROWELL, -Gonesal Land Agent. Muskalnnge, March 2 1850 51-5 .,FRE!I0ST fl 0USE; -t H AND GENERAIi - i ' 5 FREMONT. SANDUSKY COUNTY, O. -ffjli KESSLEB, Proprietor. ' - MR. "KESSLER, announce) to the Traveling Public that he has returned to the above well known stand and i now prepared to accommodate In Ih best manner, all who may favor him. with ..A1,a1v nntrnnncft. l '- " " '-' ' " ' - . . - i No efforts will be spared to promote the comfort V and ebnvenience of Quests. , - ; . - -- . ID Good Stabhho and careful Ojtlimui at- tendance . Us Fremont. November 24. 1849 36 - - - w ARRANTY. Mortgage, aad Quit Claim Peed, for .ale t the . vvtr.Z. Doe tra, : ' For the Freeman. THE PRESIDENT IS DEAD. ' The lhades of nigbt had fallen oe'e . " -' -' Our Country far and wide; .' , Her busy bum was heard no more, . . In city, woodland, or the tide. Thus hashed in silence on her breast, Her teeming millions lay,' , " , Forgetting in their balmy rest The tiresome toil of day. . . But aa the shades still deeper grew. And silence more complete The stilly night breeze a it Mew To some could bring no sleep. ? Ah! there were anxious heart that night, Around a bed of pain; Watching for a spirits' flight. To ne'er return again. . " And who was he that lay so near "- The portals of tl. grave? -. Whs was he, for whom sorrow's tear . Flowed free, but could not save? Tee, 'twas he, ah! could it be " A Nation's honest son . ' One whom a Nation great aud free - . Had placed their greatest gift upon? Twas true, his waa that bed of death, . His that pulse, whose beating told, That soon must cease hie breath, ' Soon must his heart be cold. J 'Tie o'er, the last death struggles o'er, -' . Then breaks the wailing sound . Our Nation's father is no more. The speeding lightning sends around., O, sad the sound, a Nation's tears. Flow freely while they hear; . " Each one in monrning, deep, appears ' ': None deemed his end so near. ' j. But, submissive must we be, ,- While mourning o'er our loss; Twas by his God's most stern decree ! " He went away from us. , ... And he was willing hence to go ; - His last words full attest, " ' " I am prepared,'' he whispered lo w," . ' ' - . And gently sank 4o rest. . ' Fremont, July 13, 1850. . . . . . B. D. fttiflcellantous. In old Miser. . . ' In the upper part of Boston, on what , is called "the neck," there lived some years ago a wealthy old man, woo resorted 10 sunury curious methods to live wituout cost to mm- self.; His bouse one of the handsomest man sions in the 'South End,' in its day stood uo the road over which the gardeners, m times past, used to go to market, with their load of . . . . ., , , vegetables,' two nays ot eacn -weeit. uiq Gripes would be up belore day; ana on uie look out for these wagons. . , "Hallo ! what have you got there ?" says the master to the countrymen. Well, daddy, a little all sorts; potatoes, cappage, turnips, parsnips and so on : Won't you look av emr-. r; -m , ; r . .. At this, tne old miser would begin to turn ble over the vegetables, pocket a potato, an onion, turnip, or ... . -"Ah, yes they . are good enough, but we poor creatures can't afford prices as you ask ; no we must wait until they come down,' the old miser would sneak into his house with his stolen vegetables, and the farmer would drive on. Then back would come the miser and lay in ambush for another load, and' thus m Uie course ot a tew hours, tie would raise enough vegetables to give his household dinner. i Another ''dodae" of this artful old dodger, was to take all the coppers be ; got. abd a poor creature like him handled a great many! and then sro abroad among the stores and give 6 for a fourpences, get a quarter of a dollar for them, and thus in crettine a dollar he made four per cent, by several hours' dis gusting meanness and labor. - cut one day, the old miser ran foul ot snag. A. market man bad watched mm lor some time purloining his vegetables, and on the first of the year sent a bill of several dol lars, for turnips, potatoes parsnips, &c The miser ot course refused to pay the bill, deny ing ever having had - "the goods.". But . the countrymen called in propria persona, refresh ed his memory, and added, that if the bill iras not looted on sight that he should prose cute him for stealing! This made the old miser shake in in his boots.blustered for awhile then reasoned the case ; then plead poverty fec. But the purveyor in vegetables was not the mad to be cabbaged in that way, and the old miser called him into bis sitting room, and ordered his son a wild young scamp, to go up stairs and see if he could not find five dollars in any of the drawers or boxes up there. The yonnp man finally called out "Dad, which bag shall I take it out of the gold or silver T" "Odd zounds P the boy wants to let on that I ve got a bag of gold and silver" ' - And so he had, many thousands of dollars in good gold and stiver, be hobbled up stairs, got nine bait dollars, and tried to get on buy cents less than the bill, but the man was stub born as mule, and would not abate a farthing so the old miser had to hobble up stairs and fetch down his fifty cents more, and the whole opperation was like squeezing bear'i grease from a pig's tail, or jerking out eye teeth. . . - . The miser never way laid the market-man again, aud not long after this, he got a spun ous dollar put upon him in one of his 'exchang mg" opperations, and that wound up his penny shaving. ' J - . , . Time passed death called ' upon . the wretched man of ingots and money bags but while power remained to forbid it,tne old miser retuSed to have a physician, w nen ms menu: drew the misers pantaloons trom under n: pillow, where he had always insisted on their remaining during his sleeping hours, and his last illness but as one of the attendants slowly removed the garments, the poor old man with a conclusive effort cralvanic-like grasp threw out bis bony, cold hand, and siezed bis old pan The miser clutched them with cyin grasp T words" straggled in his throat; he miiH nnt Titter them : his law fell he was MnMv enriositv was manifested by the friends and relatives to know what could have caused the poor oldmaa to cling to his time worn pantaloons,.but the mystery was soon revealed for upon examination of the linings of the waistband watchfob, over $30,000 in banknotes were there concealed 1 -The Lord's pardon . and human sympathy be whh all , such misguided and wretched slaves of money, say we. .... f&" Don't climb too high list you falL the Lost Maiden. BY Q. II. CHAPMAN....- . The last rays of a descending sun Wet-e resting upon the tree-tops which lined the banks of Mackinaw river, as two individuals issued forth from a thick copse of brushwood near the stream, and gazed cautiously around them. Over the shoulders of each was thrown a hunting pouch, and a heavy rifle was car ried itt the right hand of bothwhile the shaft of a Urge hunting knife protruded from their sheaths which stuck in the leathern belt of the hunters. . A shade of care and anxiety was seated upon their brows, and as they carefully scanned the ground along the river bank.it was evident that they were in search of some sign or mark which they expected to find impress ed in the earth. Nor were . they r mistaken; for as one of them approached the spot where the long dried grass had been partialfy torn away, and the damp ground was bare of her- alow exclamation . burst from his lips. tcre. which instantly brought hia companion to his side. :'-'- . See here, Carlo, L have discovered the im print of her footsteps, and besides it are the tracks of a warrior. 1 know tne Tea aevus had been engaged in the plot, nnd did not be lieve the idle tale of her being lost or torn to pieces by the wolves. But the dogs shall rue it,' and a dark cloud gathered upon his brow. His comrade bent over the spot, and beheld imbedded in the soft loam, the light and del icate outlines of a female footstep, almost ob- terated by the huge moccasined beel ot an In ian warrior. A bitter scowl passed over his features, as he clinched his teeth together and slowly raised himself to an upright position, at the same time exclaiming: This can account for her long abscence nnd tells the reason too plainly, why we could dis cover no traces of her whereabouts, Walter. Hughs the half-breed, is at the bottom of this plot' ' " 1 know it,' replied nis comraae, -mrrsiing for revensre ever since his final rejection by my sister, he has taken this means of accom plishing his diabolical purpose, and nas oorne her away to the bosom of the Illinois. But he shall repent it he shall learn that Edith Elwood has a brothers arm to protect, ner from dancer, or revenge any insult he shall dare to offer to her;' and the young hunter swung his riflle hastily to. his shoulder. ' ; And he shall learn, too, that tjario union has an arm to strike in the cause of a friend, and a spirit that shrinks from no danger, -when honor and manhood call upon him to put tnem in reausition. Lead on. W alter, , ana. come what will. 1 am with you wine lasi.- Thank you, Carlo, though they but feebly express my gratitude for your kind offer. Perhaps Edith may yet live to reward you better. Did she ever tell you aught, that you should draw such a conclusion suddenly ex claimed Dillon, his voice slightly trembling as he spoke.'. - - Carlo she has, and if we can rescue her from the hands of this half-breed devil, her own lips will tell you what I am imcompotent to ao. 'Enough. Walter I have hoped, but have been doubtful. Now I will prove my love by aavinir her from the power of Hughs. Let us on.' . . Throwiner their rifles over their shoulders, the two friends took the trail they had discov ered, and. soon disappeared down the river. "Mornine broke bright . and beautiful in the east, and the glorious sun sent down his cheer ing rays upon the earth, rousing everything to life and action. 'In the village of Wa-con-ne- go, the chief of the Illinois, a large and daring band of warriors baa assemoiea, ana were pre paring for an excursion against a neighboring tribe. . At the date of our sketch, that portion of Illinois State bordering on the Mackinaw riv er, was but soarsly settled with white inhab itants, yet the chief of the IUnois was on the most friendly terms with the few who had set tled within its jurisdiction. What had united the bond still closer than it. otherwise would have been, was this: Wa-con-ne-go's son had been taken prisoner by a band of potawat omias. the hated enemy of his tribe, and con demned to death. He was bound to the stake, and the fire already lighted around him, when a small party of white men, led on by Walter Elwood, came across them, and with that gen erous instinct which always characterized the pioneers of the west, they resolved to rescue the young chieftain from his impending fate. They, therefore, rushed upon the party, and alter a short Dut.Xiecisire struggle, rouieu me Potawatemies, and rescued the son of Wa-con- ne-tro from his doom.- From .that time the whites and Illinois were upon the closest terms of intimacy ; and such was the position of affars, when the scene we are about to bring before the reader occured. ' In the centre of the village was collected the warriors of the tribe, who had formed a circle and inside that circle stood a tall, savage looking half-breed, holding by the band a pale, yet beautiful white maiden, -whose delecate features' and snowy - complexion formed a strange contrast beside the swarthy counten ance of the red men around her. ; Wa-con- he-go stood a few feet distant, and just behind him appeared Hawk Bill, his son, and one or two other noted warriors of his tribe. 'How came the pale maiden to be wandering so far from the wigwam of ber father?' de manded the chief, as be bxea bis eyes upon the half-breed. Leaping Panther seeks her for a wife she is to remain in his wigwam, was the reply. Is there no warrior in her own tribe - who loves the pale maiden, that she seeks a red man for her husband 7' again asuea me cniei. None she chooses an Indian,' said the half-breed. : 'Tis false he speaks with a forked tongue great chief, suddenly exclaimed Edith, ad dressing Wa-cbn-ne-go. , 'He stole me from my home, and would force me to live in his wigwam. '. I love a white warrior, and will not hp.cnme the bride of an Indian.' 'Ugh !' exclaimed the chief, with a shrug of the shoulders, 'the Leaping Panther then has deceived Wa-con-ne-go. He speaks with a forked tonsue in regard to the . pals maiden. From whose wigwam was the . white - woman efolenV From that of Hawk Bill's preserver; the wh-ii, warrior. Thunder Bolt,' fearlessly an swered Edith; for that was the appellation the savages had bestowed ripen her brother. i Hs the - Leaping Panthsr vioisted our friendship for the pale faced hunter, by luva r1inr the wurwam of Thunder Bolt, and bear- in a of his sister?' demanded the chieftain Sternly, fixed u upon the half-breed, , 'Is the life of Hawk lien of no value to his tribe, that our hand Bill then must do his "preserver an injury? The Indi an never forgives an enemy, nor violated the sacred tie of friendship. Thunder Bolt is my brother let Leaping Panther bear back the maiden to her, brother's wigwam.' Wa-con-ne-go has spoken,' and the Indian fixed his gaze upon Hughs. ; ' The half-breed gazed 'with "a bitter smile around him, nnd then his eyes rested in gloat ing admiration upon the pale countenance of the fair being at his side, while a dark diaboli cal plan was formed, on the instant in his mind. . ".. . ' ' . j 'Leaping Panther thinks the words of Wa- con-ne-go good,- and will follow his advice. The pale maiden shall be restored to her home, before yon sun sinks beneath the horizon,' be said, addressing the chief. . - , 'My brother speaks with a double tongue and we cannot trust the white woman in his charge. Let the Hawk Bill bear home the Thunder Bolt's sister,' replied Wa-con-ne-go. Is the Leaping Panther a coward, with the heart of a woman, that he cannot tread the war path alone. He bore the maiden away, and he alone shall bear the maiden back,' and Hughs raised himself up, and gazed haughti ly around him. ' . - -' A fierce and sudden exclamation burst from twenty warriors, as this audacity fell from the lips of Hughs, and Hawk Bill sprang lightly forward, and planted himself beside Edith. Come, white woman, 1 will take you DacK to the wigwam of my pale brother in safety,' and he held out his hand to Edith, but the half breed dashed it aside with a bitter blow, and catching the maiden in his arms, with one fierce leap he burst through the circle of war riors around him and bounded hastily onward for the forest, which loomed up some hundred yards distant For an instant the Indians stood spell bound by the boldness of the movement, and then commenced a rapid pursuit, and both the dar ing half-breed and pursuers, were soon buri ed in the gloom of the forest 'Hist Walter. I hear a woman's scream,' exclaimed Carlo Dilon, as he and Walter Elwood paused before a deep ravine, in the depths of a thick wood, 'and, my heavens 1 it is the voice of Edith or I am fearfully deceived.' 'Which way where?' eagerly, demanded Walter, as he strained his powers of hearing to catch the sound. . ' v- ,- 'Here it is again listen, and with breath less silence the two hunters stood in an atti tude of intense suspense, as a prolonged shriek of agony echoed forth from the depths of the ravine, and went swelling away tnrougn the surroundincr forest - . - - " . ; It ts the voice of my sister, Larlo it you ... . i -,, i are a man, tollow me now ;- ana wuu a leap that carried him twenty feet down the hill side, waiter dashed forward in the direction 'of the sound. By his side strode Carlo Uiion bis manly leaturesconvuisea wuu lnaignBuon, and his countenance slisrhtly - pale while his rioht arm swum? aloft his lonp; rifle like a feather in the air, and his fingersclinched with a convulsive grasp around it. - ' . On. on. crushinar through brushwood, and dashing aside limbs which impeded their pro trress. and that brother and that lover the one to avense a sister, and rescue her from the hands of a villian the other to strike down a cursed rival, and win a bride by deeds of dar inc and valor. . . . - i . In yon opening, just where the gorge issues out into the river bottom, the hazy twilight re veals, two struggling forms the one a man, and the other a woman, l ne aemon nas wound his fingers in the long tangles of her beautiful auburn hair, and is endeavoring to drag her to the earth, while she resists his base attempts with fearful efforts, and makes the surrounding country ring wim ner ones lor aid. ' " '": - - '; 'Down irirl. thv soreaming is useless the wild woods but mock thy paltry pleadings,' and he wrenched with startling energy her arm. 'Oh, if you have the heart of a man, take pity upon my helplessness; spare, oh, spare me this shame and disgrace.'.- , - 'Beseech me not vou once scorned my ad vances. and made my heart a hell to laugh over my agony. You had your turn then now is mine.' and his voice : was hoarse with excitement and rase. ' . 'Can such an act of iniustice as this be per mittedis there none to interfere and take the part of a helpless maiden ? exclaimed'Ed- ith. in wild and frenzied tones of .madness, as she strove to free herself from the- grasp of the half-breed. . . - 'Demon,' rang a voice of thunder out upon the air, and a crash was heard of sticks break ing beneath a strong man's tread, and foith trom me ravine, nia uruw furv. his eyes flashing forth gleams of scorch ino- fire, and his iron frame strung to sinewy evertinn. came the towerinsi form of Carlo Dillon A dozen rapid strides brought him to the side of Hughs, who bad loosened Edith and drawn his hatchet and for a full moment the two strone men stood gazing into each other'i eves, while the clinching hand, the quivering lip and heaving bosom aione ioiu ui mo imhui Commotion, Ol meir ueauiy iiBrc iu,a core towards each other. f :nwflrrl. thv doom is sealed sro tro un- nrenflred. to meet that God whose sacred laws thou hast tranled under foot and sink down to the deepest part ot mat nea you so ncniy merit' - The words were hissed forth between his clinched teeth, and the next instant they were engaged in deadly combat. Why need we be tedious. Hughs fell, and died, and Edith Elwood became the happy bride of Carlo Dulon - . Bntton Holes on Doth Sides. A gentleman in Charleston who entertain erl a cood deal of com Dan v at dinner, had i o , . blackv as an attendant who was a native of of Africa, and never could be taught to ban things invariably to the left hand of the guests at the table. At length his master thought of an infallible expedient to direct him, and as the coats were then worn in Uhaneston, single breasted, in the present Quaker fashion, he told him always to hand to the button noie side. Unfortunately, however, for the poor fellow, on the day after he had received his ingenious lesson, there were among the quest at dinner, a foreign gentleman with a double breasted coat, and was for a time completely at a aland. . He had looked first at one side nf the, rantleman's coat then at the other, an finally, quite confounded at the outlandish nf the stranger's garment be cast a despairing look at his master, ana exclaiming lOUd Voice, PUMOU un yu ,uli? .... 1. . .1. n..tlAmnn', handed the plato righ t oyer .e gemiemau 1 bead. ;;Tiie Little Girl's Good 3lorning. ' - - . BY MARY IRVIKO. . - ' " Oh! I am so happy!" the little girl said,- . As she sprang like a lark from her low trundle-bed; "Tis morning, bright morning! good morning papa! Oh! give me one kiss for good morning, mamma! Only just look at my pretty Canary,' Chirping his sweet "Geod morning to Meryl". The sunshine is peeping straight into my eye-r Good morning to you, Mr. Sun for you rise Early, to wake up my birdie and me, - i' : And make us happy as happy can be! ' Happy as you may be, my dear little girl! " ' '7 And lha mother stroked softly a clustering eurl ' "Hsppy can be but think of the One s Who awakened Ihio morning both you and thesun !" The little one turned her bright eyes with a nod "Mamma, may I say then 'good morning' to God7" " Yes, little darling one, surely you may Kneel as you kneel every morning to pray!" ' Mary knelt solemuly down, with Her eye.. rV . : Looking up earnestly into the skies; .... And two little hands that were folded together, Softly she laid on the lap of her mother. . i- r Oood morning, dear r atlier in Heaven," .ne said; I thank thee for watchin? mv snuer. little bed: -, For taking good care of me all the dark nieht, , And Waking me up with the beautiful light! - ' Oh! keep me from naughtiness all the long day, -Blest Jesus, who taueht little children to pray)" - n an pel looked down in the sunshine and smiled. But she saw not the aneel that beautiful child. From the Touchstone. -SUICIDE OF A SjLAVE. ; . " "Just before the arrival of the mail boat, yester ay, a colored rdan was discovered on board, under rcumstances which induced the captain to believe that he was a runaway slave. Upon questioning m, the Captain became confirmed in his suspi ions, and had him conveyed sciobs the river in the yawl to Kentucky, to be lodged in jail until the owner should be found. Before the-hands could make fast the yawl to the Covington wharf, the ne gro after declaring that he would die sooner than return to hi. master, jumped from the stern of the yawl and was drowned. All efforts to rescue him proved unavailing. . ' " ; ' " ' : Cin. Com. A dark-skinned wanderer crouched among : The happy and the glad; - . . . The lip all quiv'ring bore a prayer, ' And told a tale o'er sad. Amid all the throng, to his God alone- - Did ha breathe his heart's warm prayer; -Amid all the glad, he found but one i To hear that sad tale there. . , : . . " I've worn the chain, my Master high, For many a year and long; . ' And I've bowed me down te the very earth. Under lash, and chain, and throng. I've earned my bread by the sweat of my brow; And borne taunt and malice foe Thee; . ' But my Fiher, can't the cup be passed? Shall Thy child be never free?" , : The boat was nearing a free state's shore, . ' The stranger breathed low in his fear, , -But medly leaped that heart with hope! " ' O! life and liberty so near! . . " Hold! On an iceberg sits horror enthroned, Where hope so late held her swsy; For again to his lash, and fjtter, and ask. The scoundrel they hurry away ! " But a slave may swear a etern resolve, , And nrondlv no me rev crave - . For he shakes ths blood-hounds from their hold, And plunges beneath the wave! -: Bear the lifeless form gently, ye waves, . - To-the grave his Maker shall find: . And soul ! float up to Freedom's great realm ! Thou hast left thy fetters behind. 4 " The Betting Dandy. ..s. ",;'.- A young gentleman with a medium sized right brown mustache, and . a suit of clothes such as fashionable tailors sometimes furnish to customers "on accommodating terms,' that n, on the insecure credit system came into a hotel in Race street one afternoon, and after calling for a glass of Maderia, turned to the company and ottered to bet with any man present that the Susquehannah. would. not be successfully launched. This banter not being taken up, ha proposed to wager rive dollars that Dr. Webster would not be hung. Ibis seemed to be a stamper too, for nobody ex cepted the chance. The exquisite glanced around contemtuously and remarked 1 want to make a bet ot some kind. don't care a fig what it is. I'll bet any man from a shilling's worth of cigars to five hundred dollars. Now's your time, gentlemen; what do you propose? ; " Sipping a glass ot beer in one corner ot the bar-room, sat a plain old gentleman who loot ed as though he might be a Pennsylvania farmer. He sat down his glass and address ed the exquisite: , Well, Mister I'm not in the habit ol mak ing bets but seeing you are anxious about it I don t care if 1 gratny you. bo I'll bet you a levy's worth of sixes that I can pour a quart of molasses into your hat, and . turn it out a solid lump of molasses candy in two minutes bv the watch.' . . - . - j Xronesaid the exquisite, taking i nis uai and handing it to the farmer. It was a real F lorence bat & splendid ar ticle, that shone like black satin. The old gen tleman took the hat and requested . the bar keeper to send for a quart that of molasses 'the cheap sort at six cents a quart that's the kind I use in this experiment said he, handing over six coppers to the bar-keeper. . The molasses was brought and the old farm er, with a very grave and mysterious counten ance, poured it into the dandy's hat while the exquisite took out his watch to note toe time. tiiving the hats two or three snaK.es who. oig- nor Blitz like adroitness, the experimenter placed it on the table, and stared into it as if watching the wonueriui process oisoiiauicaiioa. Time s up,' said the aanay. , The old farmer moved the hat - Well. I do believe it ain't hardened,' said he. in a tone expressive of disappointment 1 missed it somehow or otner mai ume, ana I suppose I have lost the bet i Bar keeper. let the gentleman have the segars twelve sixes, mind, and charge 'em in tne bin. 'What of the segars,' roared the exquisite, 'you've spoiled my hat, that cost me nve aoi- lars, and you must pay for it' That wasn't in the bargain," rtmiaiy an swered the old gentleman ; -but I'll let you keep the molasses which is a little more than we apreed tor. - Having drained the tenacious fluid from his beaver, as he best could, into a spit box the man of mustaches rushed from the place his furv not much abated by the sound of HI aunnressed laucrhter which followed his exit lie made his complains at wi puutc umvc, uu. as it appeared that the experiment was tried with his own consent, no damage could be re covered, (.reon. az& The attention of a little girl being cal led to a rosebush, on whose topmost stem, the oldest rose was ding, but below and around which three crimson cuds were just unfolding their charms, she artlessly exclaimed to her brother: "See, Willie, these little buds have 8i Beautiful idea. - ' - - i . . . From Uie Cleveland Herald. Judge Johnston at Cleveland Hi peecti. The Wbic nominee for Governor spent most of last week in this city, visiting, with old friends, forming new acquaintances, and min gling freely with the people. Like the honest old Patriot at the national helm, the better he is known the better he is liked; and we venture that no man in the State has the happy faculty of making more friends, or faster friends, whether in social life or on the political stump, than William Johnston, of Yellow Creek. Strong minded and sound minded well form ed and well informed plain spoken and honest spoKen he unites the roughness and kindness of the early pioneer, with the urbanity and world-wide philanthropy of the modern truly good and useful citizen. Sprung from the people, his thoughts, his sympathies, his aspi rations are with the toiling masses. ' When tbey know liim as his old friends know him and he will, blessed with health, devote the whole season to forming their acquaintance the People will vote him. "." ' ' , .' 1; Judge Johnston addressed his fellow citi zens Saturday afternoon in this city, and made a most favorable impression on all his hearers. The address was well received by all political parties. : It was able, frank and convincing a speech which we wish could reach the ear of every freeman in Ohio. On the vexed ques tion of free and slave territory he had no con cealments, no evasion ; and we take pleasure in presenting; the public with a .correctly re vised report of that portion of his able address. On being introduced to the assembly," Judge JonssTOM said: ' , I left home in feeble health, and having made a pleasant tour among my old friends in astern Ohio.came here a few days ago in bne health, and better spirits. I visited the Queen ity of the .North, as 1 used to visit my laay love when I was young! without note of pre paration, to see her en dishabille and learn her domestic habits." Here l lound her in youthlul lovelness, at her toilet with busy fingers re pairing her beauty aud improving her charms ; and shyly but proudly displaying her queenly majesty in the Droao, clear ana Deauiui mir ror of the lake. ' - ' - ' After a few days rest and recreation, an da very pleasant visit to the hospitable mansion of my old lriena Judge wood, on nocKy ruver, 1 come now to try whether x can launch my slender barque in the troubled waters of the North without breaking ber seal, This is an experiment which in v.ew of the exeat agitation on the question of slavery, was advised "not to try. Whigs, democrats, and Free Soilers, advised me not to try the experiment '- If I had relied on rumor in the South.I should have believed that all the beau ful ereen meadows of the Keserve were ber- bonian bogs ready to swallow me up that your friendly doors thrown open to receive me were underlaid with gins tor my ieet ana tnai at every corner, I should meet somebody with catechism in hand, reaay to involve me in endless perplexity. "And even now,-while my own heart is perfectly calm, I doubt not that the hearts of thousands, of my friends at the other end of the wire, are Buttering with anxi etr for my fate. When the iniured Menelaus challenged Pa ris to single combat; and his gallant brother shamed him into an acceptance of the chal lenge; when this voluptuos young spark was sinking beneath the indignant swora oi nis ad versary, the goddess of Love descended in a cloud and covering him with her mantle carried him from the field and laid him softy in the arms of the beautiful Helen. And I doubt not now. that at the moment as I stand before you, hundreds of weak hearted friends are praying that a goddess of "Xoise and Confw sion." who whilorae held her reign in this en chanted city, and once snatched a favorite hero from danger, might now descena -upon me and sheter me from the peril of this hour. ': But this may not be. : 1 am not a worship per at her shrine. She is not the patroness of mv fortunes. I am bound to speak out- If I cannot afford to be honest I cannod effort to be Governor. There is spot of earth amidst the rude wild hills of Yellow Creek, whither my heart turns when groundless fears beset me. There are the scenes and the friends of my childhood I and youth.. There are the streams where I bathed, the woods where I hunted, the brooks where I fished, the fields where I toiled, the shades where- I reposed, the springs where I drank, the rock where I climbed. There the song of the bird and the gush of the fountain first inspired my soul with C ... , . r . -n. i fill 1 poetry, and the lotuness oi me nms nrsi nueu my soul with ambition. There rustic beauty first taught my heart to love,and rustic honesty first taught my heart to confide.. There are the honest rustics in whom l men connaea aau still confide. Thither I look for courage, knowing that from the mouth of old Yellow Creek where Dunmore's bloody war began, to her hio-hest source, where thechaly beate foun tains gush from the barren huls, every man, and every woman, who was acquainted . with me in youth, would hang down their heads in confusion, if thev were told that I feared ' to sneak the truth as it is in me here or eise- where .North or South.. . , Let us then, approach fearlessly but candidly this vexed question of slave territory and free territory. . . . -. .- Bv the ordinance of 1 78 1 for the government of the North Western Territory, it is declared that "There shall be neither slavery nor in voluntary servitude in said territory, other wise than in punishment of crimes wherof "the oartv shall have . been duly - convicted." This Uodlike sentiment was nrsi reveaiea to Thomas Jefferson. They to Nathan Dane, who perfected and incorporated it in the ordi nance of '87. Then it was incorporated by the fathers of these western republics in the con- situations of all the five States carved out of the North Western Territory.. This is what in the nomenclature of modem times is called the "Wilmot Proviso." . With what justice this wreath of unfading glory is stripped from the brows of the illustrious dead and placed on the head ox mr. vvumoi, a ao not care at this time to enquire. I will not quarrel with a good thing, because it is falsely ascribed to the wrong roan. And as I cannot ascribe it to Wilmot, and you will not ascribe it to any body else, let us agree to can it oj wav of pre-eminence THE PROVISO. Of this proviso, or rather the benificent end souo-ht to be accomDlished by It, I wish to sneak. - ; Tlioro io a o'aca nf nftonle nrofesstner friend shin for the African race with whom 1 desire to have no controversy , and to whom I dd not now address myseir. feopie sourea oy aisap rtoihtment or bitten bv the mad dog of notori ety, or both. - .reopie wno cure uu nuu rget the world to talk about them.. - People - - whose estimation the Whig party is currupt) and the Democratic party is corrupt Ti;6 federal government is corrupt and the Stale ... governments are corrupt , The judgps of th courts are corrupt, and the minister of the gos " pel are corrupts The State is eorraptj and the Church is corrupt .. The wisdom of, earth id corrupt and the revelations of Heaven are - corrupt People whose faculties are deranged by a moral disease, parallel to hat horried -disease of the . body, which in its riper stages I subverts the bones of the nose, and so vitiates the olfactories as to make its victims smell corruption every where. ' . '-."-' To such persons I do not wish to speak. . I desire to speak to men of healthy brains, and , honest hearts. Men who feeling themselves -to be sincere, are willing to believe that other- people are sincere also. Men who are not t panting for notoriety at the expense of fairness, . . fj3 BiKrt wd nnt uoliin'r fnr nl,a Akfntl oa the'means of usefulness. Men who sincerly de sire the happiness of the whole human family, ana the happiness oi me Airican race as an integral part of the whole. - Men who in their heart s desire, as 1 do, to set the narrowest limit to human slavery, and give the broadest area I to human freedom. -Men who look with a sin gle eye to the great end to be accomplished, rather than to the means and the tnen by which and by whom it is to be accomplished. ' Men ' who are willing to regard the unforseen deve- lopmenls of Divine Providence, as well as the ; narrow views of men, in the accomplishment -of these great ends, Vf loall such 1 say ''Lome, Bad let us rea- -- son together."" ; i . ' - ; . -- ' ' ' ' . : . lue man who honestly desires the end,v,id not cavil about the means,: if the means be honest ' '-- '?: - .-' : - If my child is lost in a howling toilderness; as a father, what shall I do? Confrere the best means for its recovery which, my tinder standing enables me. : I mount twenty men ; on horses, with carbines on their backs, and . bugles at their sides; and sending them forth charge them for the love of God, never to dis- ; mount trom their horses, or cease to sound their bugles till my lost one is restored. W hile these men, - ;. -'V- ' .-; ' .. . ' "Over the hill, and far away," are making the earth resound to their foot-1 " steps, and the heavens resound to their ba glcs.a , poor peasant who never sounded a bugle, or shouldered a carbine, or bestrode a horse ia . bis life, brings my lost one home in his arms.. Shall I drive my child from my bosom,'and is".'; suit the honest peasant, because God was wiser than me, and brought about the end -by means which 1 did not contrive ? . Where is the hollow hearted charlatan who can distrust the speechless rapture of my soul, . by telling me that I have changed my platlorm 7 - JNow sec, it you are not aomg us the same : sort of injustice, when you accuse us of depart' mg from the Whig platform of 1848, . . , I speak advisedly on this point, I paused on , my way to enjoy toe hospitality of one of the1 friends of my youth, whose life of late years ; has been very much devoted to the cause of,, African freedom who understands the politi-; cal tenets of the Free Soil party well, and -who is too honest and too kind to do iniustice .- - willingly to the views or feeling of an old friend, ,. He admitted that Taylor's administration Was not so bad as he had. expected, but insisted; that the Whigs of Ohio were entitled to no con-. 4 ' .i i il.:.. nuence, Decause uiey aau aoonuonea mtif ;; platform of 1848.- The same charge has been made by an intelligent friend in my hearing" since I came to this city. Now where I Wheiu Howl has this been done ? t , - .-i- In January 1848, the Whigs of Ohio, in coir-, -vention resolved to sustain "the JProviso," As an end.' No! But as a means of setting the, narrowest limits to human slavery, and giving ? the broadest area to humari freedom. At that ; time neither you nor we thought of what has- ' since transpired., AVe both looked to a long? . probation, under a territorial government tor , all the newly acquired territories. In thister- , ritorial government we wished to inseit -"ibj .,- Proviso. t -' .. . f .--. ' .lv Since then, three great events have taken :- place.which Wilmot 's philoscphy.never dream , ed of. "Which your philosophy, and my phi- ; losophy never dreamed of. -: Events which , Cromwell would have called, "the births, ot t froviaence, ana wnicn ior warn oi peiier language, I call by the same name. ' . . t irst; A treaty has been concluded between . Mexico and the United States by which toe : existing laws of Mexico have been secured to- f these territories until Congress snail pass ouier -laws' for their government .By these lawsf slavery is expressly inhibited. . , . . .-,.- " Second ; 1 hese new territories nave been , flooded by a population sufficiently large t entitle them to a rank in the Union, us inde-- , pendent States. "'V ; Third; C-alilornia first, ana men rw wex , ico, have beld conventions, and framed con" stitutions, by which slavery ts forever excluded, and are now at. the door of congress knocking for admittance. Every JWhig in Ohio says "Come in!" - Old Zack says "Come ia"!" You honestly thought he would not say so.. T honestly thought he would say so. I am glad he did not disappoint me. Are you sorry het disappointed you? Again' they knock r and with the hospitality, oi an oriental patriarch, v the old man throws open the door and says, ; come m, re blessed of the Jbord, tor there is room enough." " What do you say 7 Will yoa ' too say, "Come in ?" Or will you remand v them back to their territorial condition t Will yon any to the gallant Fremont and to Smith tne stnnuava oearers oi iaiuornia anu new Mexico, ''Fold up your banners that ths world may not see your mottos of ireedoniy ' Go home to your people,- and bid them hang' their harps on the willows, and weep by thd v waters of Francisco and Kio-dei-iNorte tui the amiable Wilmot can run the dubious, nay I desperate risk of procuring for you the pas i sage of a territorial governranlt, with a "Wit- f mot proviso" m it 7 vv ill you say this 7 .is this now your platform? If not, then yoa too, have changed your platform. "But not 'lb aval -' too much charity to make such a chargs , against youi I shall be sorry if you have so little charity- as to repeat such a: cbaffgei x against us.- - - --'-;-." -- " j - . In 1848, both of us looked to a territorial government- In view, of thatj both ofu$ sought to incorporate the provisor , Jhat was our mutual platfurm. -v.- t,'" . - . i --r ; Now, by a course of events which at, that time none but God could see, we both looked to state goves-nments with the proyieoi -still holding fast the old doctrine that whenever; and wherever territorial governmehts are to be established, "the proviso shall be" a part of theni r" .-;t,---'1 ;t ----- f :Can I be under mistake in" this? - Here), is' the document transmitted- to me j ths " President of the convention which pat mo ia notuinntiou: v J.. : .': ' ' -t-n;: in -i t .