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LrrfrEB Postaob.-" On and after." not
" from and after the 1st day of July next,
mentioned a wonaertut discovery by bomo
wise-acre editor, all letters going by mail
will 09 caargea by weight mstead of by the
piece, as formerly a regulation which, te
our mind comes much nearer the democratic
standard of equality and justice than is gene
rally given us by our law makers. We give
Wow as a matter in which all are concerned,
seme interesting facts as to the size and
quantity of paper which may be used by
letter Writers:
" All letters under half an euace, may be
sent three hundred miles for five cents, ever
that distance for tun cents. A trial of the
Weight of six varieties of paper, three of foels
Cap, and two kinds of envele pes, large jnd
small, shows the following result ' as the
weight of each single sheet, on an average
of ten sheets ef each kind. The paper was
all of geed quality, and such as we are all
used to, for size and weight;
" Letter-paper, first variety, 1S3 grains.
' do second de 134
" ' do', third ; do ' 131 1
' Foolscap paper first do 172 '" "
do " second do 109
1 do third do 161
' Small envelope, 42 grains. Large do.
62 grains, '
' Wafers, usnal size, one grain. Sealing
wax, usual quantity, 5 grains.'
" The ensuing deductiens are based upon
the heaviest paper, to keep within tho mark.
An avoirdupois half-ounce is 316 grains.
We may therefore send as a single letter,
1. One and a half sheet of letter paper,
sealed with wax or wafer. :
2. One Bheet of do with large or small
envelope ; wax or wafer.
S. One sheet of foolscap, with small en
velope, sealed with wafer, '
One sheet of foolscapj with small envel
ope, sealed with wafer; 1 ' v "
4. One sheet of letter paper, with a
quarter eagle ($2 50) inclosed, and secured
With wax, and the letter sealed with wax.
6 Half a sheet of letter paper; or light
foolscap with a haif eagle inclosed , secured
and sealed with wafers.
6. A sheet of letter paper may contain a
dime and a half, or a half sheet may con
tain a quarter dollar. .
7. A sheet of letter-paper may inclose
seven bank notes and' be sealed with wax;
or three bank hotes,and the whole in an en
velope. y". ' '
' The following letter is from one of the
euuuis oi tua iiiucjreiiuouue, iuu. cjxpuauui,
,wh6 accompanied the4 army of emigrants a
short distance on their toilsome way to the
J: - t .1.'.. T i- j t. r
western boundary of the " Far West."
,'' - Emogh ants' Gamp,) ,
V "Kaw Village, May 15th, 184S. )
v A ride of one hundred miles from Inde
pendence has brought us into the midst of a
scene the most grateful and animating my
eyes .ever halted! In the centre of a beau
tiful prairie, whicff tlio wild taste of , the
Kaw Indians have selected for their perma
nent village, is the rendezvous of the Ore
gon Emigrants, assembled here to complete
their final organization. One hundrtd and
four wagons arranged In an oval ring and
linked together with ox chains, form at once
an -immense caral to enclose the stock, and
an, impregnable fortress to protect them.
One hundred more wagons encamped in
groups at small distances, completes the
troop here assembled, which, dotting the
plain with their snow white covers, resound
ing with a busy multitude plying to and fro
? i r . i i: . i.
cloud of stock engaged in devouring the
luxuriant grass, combine to heighten in in
terest a scene full of animation, sunshine
and excitement. Tho emigrants have been
engaged during the day,-.. in . framing and
adopting a system of regulation for their
general government, and in the election of
otneers. in. yvaish, ,ot Uooper Co., Mo.,
lias been chosen Captain, Stephen II. L.
Meek, Pilot an admirable code of regulations
adopted, subordinate officers elected, and
the whole body arranged into four companies
intended to travel separately or in mass, as
the exigencies of the route may suggest to
be expedient. '
. From the census which I have succeeded
in taking there were present.
Males, .........421
Females, '.' 131
" Children Boys, -540
' " Girls,. 209
Total of Children,-...... 749
Cattle, .....3281
Wagons. .r;....233
Horses, , 182
. The whole form as nervous, intelligent,
brave and determifate abody as ever launch-.
,ed themselves upon thediazard ot all untried
and arduous enterprize, surrounded by known
liculties and frejckled With unknown dan
gers. Amply Equipped with provisions,
arms, excellent vehicles,. abundance of ani-
mats, exnenencua guides ana true nnes, me
sight of this train of Inovjng horses, as
. 1 r .. " r I .. i, ; AnnrB.ii
one by one, they form a moving line of two,
.miles fn length, flanked by herds and horse
men, inspired in our breasts the most stirring
emo'tions. , iT -" ' . i.
a ,, This morning thevfVatlike news from Eng;
1nnJ rennli&A tfiA r.jrmn ' sit triA nnnnnnr..
: rn.ent 0I which all declared that they went
equally determined to settle andto cdtiquer.
''jSbouJd they be called to rally .'around the
' Sior RunrinleA Rnnner. and nlant the nation-
" I .
al t standard forever firmly on the sublime
he'ights that overlook tho Pacific, we shall
know that truer hearts or better soldiers
never primed a rifle or drew a deadlier aim.'
Intermingled with the rest we see several
emigrants whose final destination is Califor
nia, but who will pass by Oregon in their
way, tnua Dinning more cjoseiy ins mmuai
connexion or tnese two countries. ?
will depart from Fort Leavenworth on the
J8tfy under orders to proceed by the Ore
gon trail te the head of Sweetwater, (the
eastern limit ot .Oregon) and returning
thence by Laramy, to pass along the eastern
base of the Jtocky Mountains to Bents'
Fort on the Arkansas, reaching home In
about five months by the Santa Fe trail.
Simultaneously with the departure ef this
body of emigrants, of whom ws are now
taking leave, other bodies have already
commenced their journey from St. Joseph's,
Savannah and Council Bluffs. These, of
whese numbers we have no potilwt informa
tion, by report equal the imigration by the
route of Independence. . . (
The Tariff. -We havo always contend
ed that the effect of the 'present iniquitous
system ot duties was calculated, if not de
signed, to benefit a few northern manufac
turers and capitalists at the-expensa of the
people, and consequently to the detriment
of every -other branch of industry. If any
evidence of "this was wanting, in addition to
that te be found in the act it?jluanr the
circumstances of its creation, it is ' forcibly
embodied in the following result ef " actual
dividents in the year 1844," as. compiled
from the reports of the treasurers of the
Lowell Cotton Factories. . The proceeds of
these corporations last year, actually divided,
are as to I lows:
Dividends of Lowell Cotton Factories.
. , , . Capital. ,. 1844. .
Merrimac, ; $2,000,000 , 20
Hamilton,, 1,000,000 7
Appleton, 600,000 . 8
. Lowell, . 600,000 , 7
Suffolk, " 600,000 ' "16
Middlesex,' 800,000 10
Tremont, 600,000 " ' 10
Lawrence, .'1,500,000 " 16
Boett, . 1,200,000 11
Massachusetts, , 1,200,000 14
" ! $10,500,000 ' 122
What does the farmer and other laboring
classes think of this? " In these ten com
panies, with a capital of ten and a half mil
lions, the dividends actually declared were
on an average at a rate over 12 per cent.,
the lowest being 6, and the highest 20 per
cent. How much of the clear profits were
reserved , as a contingent fund, we are un
able to state, but there is no doubt it would
swell the actual netl profits to at least 15
per cent.'1 What other branch of industry
derives one-half the profit from an equal
amount of capital 7 Let the people answer.
Lynchburgh Republican.
OrtEoojr. As much interest is felt in re
lation te the controversy as lo the title to
this country, we insert several extracts from
leading papers, showing that the claim set
up by England is entirely groundless, and
that that nation has heretofore acknowledged
our right to the territory in which, by the
British feelings and partialities of some of
our statesmen, they have since been allowed
a joint occupancy. If this rapacious nation
should see fit to set up a claim to the State
of Mississippi, there would be as much jus
tification tor concession or compromise on
the part of our government, as in the case of
Oregon. The country is ours by discovery
ot the Columbia at its mouth and at its head
sources; by purchase of the title or claim of
Spam ; by the ' acknowledgement of Great
Britain at the close ef the last war ours by
right and ours by nature. It really seems
to us that the American who, under the cir
cumstances, would hesitate to sustain (he
government in the position assumed by the
President, would be willing to re-colonize
tho American States, and return again to
British vassalage. We hope there are few
such. We have every confidence that the
President and his Cabinet will maintain the
rights and honor of the country, and that
ere the lapse of many years, our domains
beyond the Rocky mountains will be peopled
with a nation of freemen. Mississippi De
mocrat. There is a man confined in our jail await
ing his order from the sheriff to be taken to
the State Prison, where he is sentenced for
five years, who made the most desperate at
tempt to make his escape from jail that wo
have ever beard ot. It appears that some
person furnished him with a paper of matches,
and with a bucket of water which he kept in
his room, be set himself to work to bum a
hole through the door large . enough to get
out. , But unfortunately for him, he could
not keep the fire checked as he supposed,
and at about two o'clock this morning, the
citizens in the immediate vicinity of tfie
jail were aroused by the cry of fire from the
jail building, and on repairing to it, found
the tcllow nearly sutiocated by the smoke,
the inside door in ablaze, and by their timely
assistance saved the jail and prisoner, from
being destroyed Defiance Democrat.
Tub Repeal Association of New Or
leans broken vp. We perceive that at a
meeting of the Irish Repeal Association of
Louisiana, in New Orleans, after some reso
lutions condemnatory -of the course of
O'Connell, and expressive of the determin
ation of the members to maintain their loy
alty to this, the land of their adoption without
reference to the command of O'Connell, or
any other demagogue whatever, the associa
tion was dissolved, and it was determined that
the funds then in the hands of the Treasurer,
should be equally 'divided one half to be
devoted to the Female Orphan Society, and
the other half to the Charity Hospital.
Arrival of tiie British Surveying
Steamer Columbia. This steamer arrived
in Boston harbor Thursday morning, osten
sibly for running tho meridian lino between
this city and Halifax. If any one thinks,
says the Times, that its expedition is any
thing more than to get the bearings of our
coast and ascertain the peculiarities ef our
harbor, he is more credulous than we are.
A similar expedition was here last season.
England is occasionally sounding our lakes
for some purpose best known to herself.
The Rich Fvhnitbrb of the Nabobs Un"
taxed. While the. Tax Bill of last session
was pending in the Senate, a proposition
was adopted, levying a tax on all household
furniture, gold and silver, jewelry, Slc, be
longing to any person or firm, amounting, iu
tho aggregate', to four hundred dollars. In
the House of Representatives this amend
ment to Kelley's Tax Bill,, so just in itself,
was stricken . out, and another substituted,
declaring that the furniture of every des
cription used in a boarding house, tavern or
hotel, except the kitchen and dining-room
furniture necessary for the family, shall be
taken and deemed, as stock in trade, and
taxed accordingly. Under this amendment,
the scanty furniture of a tavern or boardiug
house is subject to taxation, while that of
tho banker, with his silver plate and rich
carpets his co'slly sideboards and luxurious
sofas his rich jewelry, die, though they
may amount to ns many thousands as the
furniture of the boarding house keeper dees
to tens, yet it is exempt from taxation.
Why this is se what justice there is in it
and what excuse can be given for 'such par
tial and unjust legislation aro matters
which the federal members of the Legisla
ture must answer.
With such facts as -these staring them in
the face, the federal party claim that the
law equalizes the taxes. Shamowhere is
thy blush! Ohio Statesman..
White Slavery. We translate tho fol
lowing from one of our latest Paris papers,
received by the Hibernia:
" One of the last numbers of La Lune,
a paper published in Hungary, contains the
following announcementfrom Walachia:
" To be sold, by the sons and heirs of the
late Nicholas Nika, at Bucharest, two hun
dred families the male members of which
are, for the greatest part, laborers, locksmiths,
shoemakers, goldsmiths and musicians. ' The
proprietor of these famalics will not dispose
of them in any smaller lots than those con
sisting of five families, but the price is at
least lower by a ducat per head, than the or
dinary established rates, and advantageous
facilities for payment are tendered."
This announcement is not as might be
supposed at first sight, a pleasantry; it is
serious, and what is mere, it is legal; for the
Civil Code, granted in 1818, by the prince
John Karadecha, to the principalities of
Moldavia, and which is at this day in full
force and vigor, actually sanctions this
. Thus, while the Christian nations ef Eu
rope are yearly expending millions in send
ing war vessels to the African coast, for the
purpose ef preventing the trade in black
slaves, white ones are advertised and sold,
under the protection of the law, in two
Christian countries, situated in the very in
terior of Europe, itself. Buffalo Pilot.
State Convention Editorial Conven
tion. The Mt. Vernon Banner, in alluding
to these conventions, says:
" As there. is to be a State Convention at
Columbus on the 4th of July, it is suggested
that the editorial corps, and the domocracy
.generally, ossemble at that phice on that doy,
to adopt a uniform line ot action lor the
coming contest.". .
We are then to understand that the two
conventions meet here on tho 4th. This is
right, and that we shall have a goed turn out
is evident from the " signs of the times."
We hope to see the democratic editors of
Ohio together on that day let as few be ab
sent as possible. Ohio Statesman.
A Duel. On Tuesday morning last, a
hostile meeting took place between Mr. Ed
ward S. Willing and Mr. William Schott,
both residents ' of this city. The place of
meeting was Naaman's Creek,, in the State
of Delaware, about twenty-one miles from
this city. Both combatants fired together,
between the words one and two, and both
shots took effect at the first fire. Mr. Willing
was wounded in both thighs, the ball grazing
the right, and passing entirely through the
left thigh. Mr. Schott received his adver
sary's ball in the fleshy part ef the hip.
The wounds are not considered dangerous.
It is said, that Mr. Willing was the challen
ger, in consequence of an altercation with
Mr. Schott in Walnut Street on Saturdey af
ternoon last. -NeaTs Saturday Gazette.
Great Fire at Quebec. A disastrous
fire occured al Quebec, Canada, on the 27th
ult. which had reduced to ashes a large por
tion of that city. The fire was still raging
when the Queen steambeat, which brought
hn nfiw to Montreal, left Quebec. The
Quebec Gazette while the fire is raging, says:
"A population ot about ten tnousanu seuis
tvitl hp wilbniit hause ar home to-niirht hav
ing lost almost every thing." Seven children
were ascertained te have been burnt.
(KT A law has been recently passed in
ona nf the Western States, which compels
persons to disclose the amount of money
tlipv hnvn at interest, in "order that thev mav
j - ) - j v
hn ns3PSHft.il cnrrectlv. A cotemnorarv auaint-
" j - i j i
ly remarks, that several widows in his neigh-
DOrnooa llavu iu i;uiiswiugmi;o, guuu uuu an
other state. flat, heagtr.
Nut hintr more natural. The State of ma
terSe-money, (matrimeny) we conclude, of
.course. Halt. Hun.
Thn nkovai undoubtedly means Alfred
K nllftv'a eelekratcd. uneaual and iniquitous
tax law. Notwithstanding it may bo benefi
cial to widows and Daciieiors, in me way
above mentioned, ye we venture to assen
that nine-tenths of the whii'S and all the de
mocrats in the State would greatly prefer
the enactment 01 a law proviaing ror xue re
movai oi tne auinors oi mai imeresuug iaw,
far beyond the berders of Ohio. Adams
County Democrat. S ' ;
Utility of Lavghter. A hearty laueh
is occasionally in act of wisdom ; it shakes
tho cobwebs but ot a man's brains, ana tne
hypochondria from bis ribs, far more eftectu
ally than either champagne or blue pills.
FRIDAY, JUK 30( 1843.
That the law passed by the Whigs
last winter creating the State Bank
of Ohio must be'speedily and utter
ly REPEALED. . ,. ,
We are informed that on Tuesday, the 10th
instant, after the water had been let into the Ca
nal, that while the State boat was fmsaing through
a lockon Section 10, a large current of water
broke through the tipper gates with such force
as to carry away a part of the lock and render it
useless. This will prevent for some days the
passage of boats, but will soon be repaired. We
do not much expoct to hear that boats have tra
versed the route' through from Cincinnati to the
lake, much before the 1st of next month.
This Canal will prove largely beneficial to this
hitherto neglected portion of the State, and our
farmers and business men will each be benefitted
by its facilities far transportation. It will mater
ially reduce the cost of heavy and bulky articles,
sucti as iron, saltf crocker, &c, articles of the
first necessity, and will bring our markets within
a convenient distance.. Farmers will get better
prices for their produce with loss trouble and tra
vel than hitherto; besides it opens Qur country to
the observation of the travelling community, and
these advantages will do much to attract others
to settle amongst us, and help to clear up the
wild lands, of which there is yet abundance of
excellent quality.
The absurd policy of our Legislature it shut
ting out from snle the Canal Lands in this section
of countryfor nearly ten years,-though at length
desisted from, has proved of incalculable detri
ment. During this period the tide of emigration
rolled 'elsewhere; and with bad roads and every
disadvantage which belongs to an unsettled coun
try our farmers have had to toil, much longer, than
needful, the prosperity of the country retarded
because some speculating wiseacres thought that
the land would be more valuable. The experi
ment has been tried and Canal lanc4 are now np
nmianrl nnd sold at a less firice than thev were
i '
eight years ago. But these obstructions no long
. . i J. i .u:- r-
er cnccK our prosperity, anu rwv nuvo m iuw fi
lial a new element added, (and many years will
not have passed before the.northwest will rival the
fairest agricultural portion) of the State.
Various speculations afe indulged in as to the
etlect ot the opening ot tne extension innai, com
pleting as it does the most direct route from Cin
cinnati to Lake Erie. The Albany Argus thinks
it will draw a large portion of the Southern trade
to New York ; be this at it may, there can be no
question that it will be the channel of an exten
sive trade.
The FourtIi of July. We understand that
there is to be a celebration of our national Anni
versary at Ctlandorf in Ottowa township. B.F.Met
calfEsq., is named orator of tho day. This is
right. The era and the principles of the declara
tion of independence should over be kept in re
membrance. s
(J-Our exchanges that have come to hand by
the last two mails sperk fuvorably of the effect of
the recent rains upon the crops. Here their effect
was highly beneficial where the frosts had not
destroyed the crop. We had a slight frost last
Wednesday morning which somewhat injured the
grass. Hay we are informed will be below an
average in this section. ;
In relation toj Allen County the Lima Reporter
says: .
During tho past ten davs tho weather has
been as seasonable, and vegetation has grown
as fine as heart could wish. We have lately
had copious and refreshing showers, end in
stead of a famine as some unnecessarily
f eared, we have now the fair prospect of a
fine harvest. It is the general opinion ot the
people now that there will be more wheat
raised in the county 4his year than last; and
ef corn there, is every indication of there
being 3 bushels for 1 last year.
fi-jWe' have received the first number of a
tihw Dnmocratic Journal. " tho Pertnore Sentinel"
published at Ravenna, Ohio, by Messrs. Harris &
Patterson. It is a neat and well printed sheet,
and its conductors promise that it shall do good
battle in the cause of Democracy. We doubt it
not, and wish them every success in the laborious
work of enliizhtenins the benighted wines of that
region about the political interests and indepen
dence of our state and nation.
flp The Officers of the 2d Rifle Regiment
meet at Columbus Grove to-morrow, t choose a
Colonel in place of the late F. H. Gillet. Wo hope
they will make a firs! rate selcctionas their choice
may have to lead tho" Regiment to Oregon or
Canada before his commission expires; for if we
have to fight to preserve the one, we may as well
whip the other at the same time.
Quiti Mistaken. Our friend Davison of the
Lima Reporter, generally clear headed, must have
got his ideas sadly-muddied last week. He tells
his readers that the" Locofocos" need give them
selves no trouble about the convention, first
called by the Democrats of Jefferson county, and
to be held on the 4th of July next at Columbus,
because it is enly some advisement with the Co
lumbus clique,in which they will not be consulted
We rather guess the worthy Editor was thinking
of the Whig convention, called by the Columbus
Kelly Committee, whieh there was a backing out
about not long ago. It is true it would be no use
for Whigs to go to Columbus for any thing else
than a fcliow, for they have a committee of on&
we will not say clique who does as usual all
their thinking and planning, while they do the
parading This was undoubtedly what was
rbeaatbut the Editor strayed into the camp of
the enemy, being fogged by No, 1Q pf the TsX
Law elucidation)1,
fj The County Commissioners at their late
session granted an additional bounty of two dol
lars on wolf scalps. '
fZj On hundred Houses have been burned
down in New York City. -
tub ui5ittWKAt;j OF NORTH WEST
.OHIO. ..! .,.,.
On the first day of July next the new Post office
Lai Boea into operation. . It opens the way to cm
nlarged and more general circulation of. intelli
gence by providing that newspapers shall not be
charged with postage at any office within thirty
miles from the place of publication. This journal
win tnerotore bo received at the following offices,
free of postage: "''.
n Putnam County Franconia, Fort Jennings, V
Cochran's, Croghan, Pendleton, . Cunningham,
Pleasant, Gilboa, Buckeye, and Dukes.
In Senr-Lima, and Westminster.
In Paulding Clarloe', and Junction. !
" In ran Wert Wan Wort. . . ' .'
In Haneock Benton Ridge.
' We view this as a proper opportunity to ask.
those who may be desirous to maintain an inde-
pendent Democratic Prcii to aid us in enlarging
the circulation of our Journal. It is true this is a
new country and an extensive circulation is not
to be expected, but ours might with a little exer-'
tion on, the part of the friends of correct political
principles be doubled with ease even among our
sparse population. We think Democratic Putnam
is capable of doing infinitely more in circulating
the Vehture than she now does, and that without
difficulty. Our able and worthy predecessor H. S-
Knapf Esq. had resources to render his business
profitable which aro denied to us: the patronage
of three counties which now have presses of their
own, and which made a large subscription list to
him rather a secondary consideration. Besides as
we are well aware of theefliciency of a democratic
press to spread and keep alive democratic princi
ples we are anxious, apart from mere pecuniary
considerations, to have the means of making our
political opinions as widely known as possible.
We conceive that we have a porfect right to ask
the active co-operation of those, in support of this-
Journal, whose principles are advooated in its'
colums. From others we have no right to expect
aid ; but from those who are opposed to Banks of
circulation and discount; to high and unequal
tariffs, tho distribution of the public lands among
the States, monopoliesand special privileges, with
all their corrupting tendcncies-froin those who
are the ardent supporters of plain and economical
government, the currency of the Constitution--equal
right and equal burdens we expect that
they will do all consistently in their power to sup
port and extend these views of political adminis
tration ; and Q6 tho Venturers it always has been,
will sedulously be devoted to the extensive of thoso
truly Jeffcrsonian doctrines, tho character of its
circulation in this section must prove an impor
tant element in their progress and ascendancy.
We do not feel ungrateful for the efforts of those-
who have mado this journal hitherto one of tho
most successful in the northwest, but we ask, once
for all, that these exertions bo not laid aside, but
continued, and as this portion of Ohio improves
and enlarges in population and wealth, that we
should be made sensible of it by tho increased!
patronage of our intelligent community.
We shall carefully endeavor to give th local
news that may transpire in this country and sec
tion generally. We shall also call attention to tho
natural advantages of northwestern Ohio, and
promptly notice every indication of its increasing
prosperity. And for this purpose wo would1
roceive as a favor tho suggestions of such as foel
an interest in the welfare of this portion of oar
State; as wo are comparatively a stranger and
consequently not so capable of doing justice to
this subjoct as an older resident.
Our mechanics, merchants and traders.generally
would do well to odvertise in our paper. Our pre
sent circulation is equal to that of any jonrnal in
the northwest and is not nonfircd to this county
but is liberally patronized in Williams, Paulding",
Henry and Defiance counties. We would not
however bo understood to solicit advertising
solely as a favor to the Venture. We know that
no outlay made by business men brings more cer
tain returns than those which are received through
this medium, and that while conferring a benefit
on us advertisers confer a double benefit on them
Bclvcs. This we are aware is not so clear to some
who cannot realize that profit can come from such
an intangible source, but shrewd and energetic
business men know that it is a memorandum to
customers where to call, and act accordingly.
The terms of the Venture will be, as usual, to
single subscribers $2,00 per year, when paid in
advance ; and in a like proportion for a shorter
period. Any person who will forward us five res-
pcnsible subscribers to the Venture will bo enti
tled to an extra copy one year free of charge.
Persons forwarding $5.00 in advance will receive
three copies for one year or six for a half year, and
clubs forwarding $9.00 will receive six copies for
one year or twelve copies for six months.
Postmasters, who arc friendly, will confer a
favor on us by acting as Agents.
We learn that William Bomberger, Esq.
has been appointed collector of tolls on the
canal at Defiance. A good appointment.
The collector's office at this place is to be
removed to the Junction, as soon as the Mi
ami. Canal Extension is opened for naviga
tion. Maumee Times.
This is the least objectionable appointment
make by the Whig Canal Commissioners in this
section of the State. Mr. Bomberger is a gentle
ma n fully competent to the duties of his office;
and though he takes the place of a most capable
and worthy Democratic officer, yet as tho Whigs
have determined at all hazards to carry out the
principle " that to "the victors belong the spoils;1'
wc are satisfied, in this instance, that the public
service will not suffer a matter of question in
some other appointments we could name,
The Richmond (Va.) Whig says:.
" We wish we were, nnd could conscien
tiously be,' democrats ! Wo admire that par
ty. There are no traitors jn its ranks; and
what is still better for them, no asses! for
we had rather have to do even with a traitor
than an ass -above all, a conceited ass!
Yes, we love and respect them, not for their
errors, but for their manly and straight for
ward bearing in support of what they think
right! Their firmness and loyalty contrast"
proudly'with whig vacillation, and will, until
whigs learn a lesson from them, con.tin.ue to
secure them the sceptre ',"

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