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VOL. V. NO. 26.
KALIDA, PUTNAM' COUNTY OIIIQ, TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1815.
WHOLE NO. 234,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law.
HAVltfG opened an office in Kalida, will
give his attention to the ordinary buisness
f hii profession, and particularly to settlement
of claims, payment ot taxes, etc., ior non-i"'
slants. Jan. 10th, 1845. , 203z
J. J. ACKERMAN,
' Attorney and Counsellor at Law.
KALIDA, PUTNAM COUNTY, OHIO.
Office on Main street, opposite T. R. McClure's
Hotel. " Kalida, June ZU, 1B45.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Kalida, Putnam County, Ohio.
May 23, 1845. 222
RICHARD C. SPEARS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
;' Van Wsrt, Van W.i i county, Ohio.
JAMES G. HALY,
Attorney and Counsellor at law.
Napoleon, Henry County, O.
May 23. 1845. 222
DOCTOR SOLOMON M. SHAFFER,
Physician Sf Surgeon,
LATE of Pennsylvania, but more recently from
Rochester, Ohio, haslocated himself at Rock
nort. Putnam countv. Ohio, and tenders to the
public his professional services. Feb., '44.
DOCTOR P. L. COLE,
Physician Se Surgeon,
Kalida, Putnam co., Ohio. Office in the building
formerly occupied by Mr. 1 hatcher, as th
American Hotel.. April 18, 1845.
CI ADDLE & HARNESS MAKER, Kalidn,
O Putnam county, Ohio. Orders promptly exe
tenod Saddles, &c, constantly on hand.
RESPECTFULLY Inform the citlaens of Knlldn and
the nrronndlni country that he rnrries on the limi
tless of TAILORING In nil Its hninrhes. He remilnrly
r.r.lv. nl.tr. at the LATEST FASHIONS from Phil
adelphln, and in prepared to fulfil all orders in hii line of
DUStncss in aiasieim una worKmnmiKO mniimir.
CUTTING done to order on the shortest notice. Prices
to siit the times. Shop next house above T. Coulter's
sure. Knllda, July B, 1B45. ; SIS8.
S. E. IIOLIBAUGH,
Boot and Shoe Maker.
HAS just received a first rate stock of Leath
er from Cincinnati.
Ready made work constantly on hand.
Kalida, July IS, 1845. 229ebw
THE LIKE NEVER BEFORE KNOWN!
TIN SHOPJN KALIDA.
RICE Sf BASSETT,
HAVE eommenred business and will he rendy to supply
the ef.izens of this and the adjoining counties with
very variety of
Tin, Copper, and Sheet Iron Ware,
at prices as low as can be had In this section of country.
NOW IS THE TIME,
If you want first rnte articles, and the cheapest which can
be had, give us a call and we assure you that you shall not
go away disappointed.
As soon as arrangements enn be made, we sMall be pre
pared to sell at Wholesale, and supply Traders and Mer
chants with anv quantity that may e wanted. Shop over
C H. Bice's Store. SHOzw Kalidn, July 22, 1845.
RIS LEYS' EXCHANGE.
m HE subscribers continue at the old
. I stnnd. in the brick building direct-
Lly opposite the Court House, in the town
of Kalida, Putnam county, Ohio. They
respectfully sol'o't a continuance and in
crease of patronage of the public promising, in
return, to spare no pains on their part, in provi-
inff every necessary comtort tor tneir guesis.
Kalida, May, 1845. G. L. HIGGINS
KALIDA. HOTEL Kalida. Ohio.
IHE undersigned, having take the
above establishment, is now pre-
i i uurnn tii iiii-tiihii liib iinvniiiii! wiiim .-
intv with accommoaaitions noi eice
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by any other hotel in this portion oi unio.
1. 1. mcuuuiLu.
Kalida Februtiry 20, 1845. 157tf
VVESTERN HOTEL, (Gilboa.)
m.W TTTAS purchased the well known
a 1 tavern stnna in uiiDoa, rui-
nam countv, Uluo, lately occupieo
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oy jonn E, ureigniun, uuu hub uuou
.liaanmAim frt til A .Ilnmmnili1 H Htl
r,f tUt. nnlilii. Ha hnrtAft. hv a strict
who may favor him with their patronage, to merit
continuance of the same. Gilboa, Feb., '44.
PLAIN AND FANCY
ALL DESCRIPTIONS OF PRINTING NEAT
LY EXECUTED AT THIS OFFICE.
AND ALL KIND3 OF LETTER-PRESS PRINTING
DONE TO ORDER.
Orders for Printing will be promptly fulfill
d at reasonable prices. We cannot print for
"less than cost," nor at fifty per cent, less than
others. Such promises have a good deal of the
leaven of humbug ; but we will do our work well,
and avoid extortion in our charges. Give us a
trial. Kalida, Julv 8, 1845.
BLANK SUBPCENAS, for Justices, just print
ed, and for tale at this office.
From the Mississippi Democrat.
JACKSON'S PROTEST. -In
fhe darkest hour of General Jackson'i
administration, when the minions of the bank
were arrayed against mm. and' the HlontPai
of his friends were almost ready to vield th
contest, and submit to the rule of the paper
uwofjuuaiii, me niiijj majority in Hie
U. S. Senate assumed to pass judgment up
on his conduct, and charged that lie had vio
laied the Constitution and laws. Ho rebuk
ed this unprecedented proceeding; and de
fended himself, in a Protest, the most elo
quent of all his State papers. We make the
following extract from this memorable docu
ment, embodying the Old Hero's view of a
pure Republican government:
" Tim resolution of the Senate contains
an imputation upon mv private ns well ns
my public character; and as it must stand
. - if a -
forever on their journals, 1 cannot close this
subitute tor that delence which I have not
been allowed to present in the ordinary form,
without remarking that I have lived in vain
if it be necessary to enter into a formal vin
dication pf my character and purposes from
sucn an imputation. In yam do I bear upon
my person enduring memorials of that con
test in which American liberty was mirclins.
ed in vain have I since perilled property,
lame ana me, in aeicnce ot the rights and
privileges so dearly bought. in vain am J
now, without a personal aspiration, or the
hope of individual advantage, encountering
responsibilities and dangers, from which, by
mere inactivity in relation to a single point,
i nngnt nave been exempt it any serious
doubts can be entertained as to tha purity of
my purposes and motives. Ifl had been am
bitious I should have sought anallianco wilh
that powerful institution, which even now as
pires to no divided empire. If I had been
venal, I should have sold myself to its do
signs had I preferred personal comfort and
official ease, to the performance of mv ardu-
mis duty, I should have ceased to molest it.
in tne History oi conquerors nnu usurpers,
naver, in tho fire of youth, nor in the visor
oi mannood, couiu 1 tiud nn attraction to lure
me from the path of duly; and now, I shall
scarcely nnu an inducement to commerce
1 . n 1 ' i
their career ot ambition, when gray hairs and
a decaying fame, instead of inviting to toil
and battle, call me to the contemplation of
otner worlds, where conquerors cease to be
honored, and usurpers expiate their crimes.
1 he only ambition 1 can feel, is to acquit my
self to Him to whom I must soon render an
account of my stewardship, to serve my fellow-men,
and live respected and honored in
the history of my country. No: the ambi
tion which leads me on, is an anxious de--sire
and a fixed determination to return to
the people, unimpaired, the sacred trust they
have confided to my charge to heal the
wounds of the constitution and preserve it
from further violation; to persuade my coun
trymen, so far as I may, that it is not in a
splendid Government, supported by powerful
monopolies and aristocratic establishments,
that .they will hud happiness, or their liber
ties protection; but in a plain system, void
of pomp protecting all, and granting favors
to none dispensing its blessings like the
dews of Heaven, unseen and untt'lt, save in
the freshness and beauty they contribute to
produce. It is such a government that tho
genius of our Pooplo requires such an one
only under which our States may remain for
ages to come, un tcd, prosperous and free.
It the Almighty Jiaing who has hitherto sus
tallied and protected me, will but vouchsafe
to make my feeble powers instrumental to
such a result, I shall anticipate with pleasure
the placn to be assigned me in the history of
my country, and die contented with the be
lief that I have contributed, in some degree,
to increase the value and prolong the dura
tion of American Liberty."
Treason. The abolitionists of Massachu-
sette are circulating and simiing the follow
ing infamous pledge!
" We the undersigned, hereby
solemnly pledge ourselves not to counte
nance or aid the United States Government
in any war which miy be occasioned by tho
annexation of Texas, or in any other war,
foreign or domestic, designed to strengthen
or perpetuate slavery."
Individual liability. This is a feature
in banking we have never advocated; and
don't mean to for wo believe it to be the
greatest clap-trap nonsense that could be
promulgated. We will, in lieu thereof, al
ways advocate the " penitentiary clause," be
lieving that to be more potent in making
bankers honest than the inefficient so called
safe-ouard, individual liability. American
(JrThe following is an extract of a let
ter to the Postmaster at New York City from
the Post Master Ueneral:
" When subscribers refuse to take Pam
phlets or Newspapers from the oflice, Post
masters are now as heretofore, required to
notify Editors, &c, and may frank letters
containing such notice.
The Bishop op Oreqom Territory, so
called, was consecrated in the Roman Ca
tholic Cathredral at Montreal, 25th last. He
is the Right Rev. Norbert Blanchet, and has
been connected with the Catholic Mission in
Oregon since 1837.
The New York Common Council have
decided that the explosion was not caused J
by gunpowder. , , t
Frojj the Ohio Statesman.
THE APPROACHING CONTEST. ,
Wo do not open any ofte ,of the numerous
able journals which advotaje . the principles
of true democracy in Ohoj- without finding
more or less evidence ot h stern determina
tion on the part of the people to effect a re
form in tho government. ) Every where the
note of preparation is sounding. Conven
tions are been called tiie primary move
ments are taking place, and able writers are
detailing tho offences of 'the party now in
power. All things prognosticate a change,
hiik we can see the result already of a battle,
In the appearances1 of the present, the events
oi the future are plainly to be seen. We
can say with Schiller's Wailenstein
'Ab the sun,
Ere it is risen, sometimes paints its image
In the atmosphere, so often do the spirits
Of great events stride on before the events,
4nrf in tn-day already tctlki to-morrow
And truly there is reason for a state of
public sentiment essentially different from
that Which prevailed last yean The conduci
of the legislative mnjoiity of the last session
was sucn as no cniigmcneu people no peo
ple careiuliy regardlul of its own interests.
and anxious tor the public wellare can op-
prove. To grant special privileges, likely to
ue deeply injurious to those who receive
them, as well as to destroy the rights of those
at whose expense they were granted, and to
throw tho burden of taxation upon men
least cabable of bearing it, while exempting
ihe strong from participating in the task;
ihese seem to have been the principal acts
of that majority, and upon which they must,
in any tair statement ot the contest, base
their claims to popular approval. Such being
tho stale of the case, there is every reason
in the world that the democracy should be
filled wilh encouraging hopes, and that they
should labor, zealously and earnestly, for the
realization ot their hopes. 1 hey are thus
filled, and they do labor with all their might,
lor ine redemption ot the State. The re
ward of well-directed labor of patriotic ex
ertion in their country's cause will be theirs,
and they will be well paid for all by behold
ing a state of things which will put a stop to
the onward march of whigism.
Nothing can prevent the triumph of the
democracy in October, if they are united;
and we are not aware of the existence of
divisions in the party, in any quaner of the
Slate. The evil which has lesulted from
such divisions in former years, is too well
known to permit their being tolerated any
where. It will be found, we believe, that
wherever the domocnicy have cxpsrienced
defeats, in States where their principles are
well received, it has been the result of dis
sensions m their own ranks. To quarrel
among ourselves, is to fight the battle for the
whigs. Union, to win the battle; energy, to
maintain the advantage acquired; and wise
action, to commend our continued triumph
to the people; these are the things which
the democracy require to make their domina
tion perpetual, as well in the slate as in the
The commonly urged barriers to literary
advancement, supposed to exist in our form
of government, the nature of our institutions,
the restless and turbulent movements ot our
democracy, and the want of a wealthy and
privileged class among us, deserve little con
sideration. Tumult and strife, the clashing
of great interests, and high excitement, are
to he regarded raihcr as aids than as obsta
cles to intellectual progress. From Athens
came t ho choicest literature and the finest
art. Her plilosophers, so calm and profound ;
her poets, the dulcet sounds of whole lyres
still charm the cars ot succeeding ages
wrote amid continual upturnings and over
throws. The best authors of Rome, also,
were Senators and soldiers. Milton, the
greatest of the prose writers as well as the
greatest of the pools ot England, lived in the
commonwealth, and was participant in all lis
political and religious controversies. And
what repose had the blind old man of Sal-amis?
What repose had tjamoensf or JJantef or
Tiisso? In the literature of Germany and
France, too, the noblest works have been
produced amid the shocks of contending ele
ments. Nor is the absence of a weolihy class,
with leisure for such tranquil pursuits, to be
much lamented. The privileged classes of
all nations hive been drones. We have, in
a part of this republic, a large class, with
ample leisure, ample quiet; but they have
done nothing the planters of the South
have done, comparatively, nothing except
when startled into spasmodic activity by con
flicts of interest with the North.
Canada Shingles at Cincinnahi. The
Chronicle announces the arrival of a parcel
of shingles from Canada, one of the effects
of opening the canal to the lake. Hereto
fore the pine lumber of Cincinnati has been
brought from the pine lands on the head wa
ters of the Alleghany.
The Lost Caravan. The steamer Gen.
Brooke brought down the Missouri river
last Friday week, two persons of one of the
companies of Oregon emigrants, The com
pany to which they were attached was very
small, and after leaving Iowa lost its way in
the prairies. It has concluded to encamp at
ihn mouth of the Vermilion river until next
Spring, when it will resume .its journey, if
able to do so. 1 lie Indians, ii is jearea, win
in thA mnnn time steal all 'the valuables-be-
I longing to the company .-'lSw York Sun.
PUTNAM COUNTY DEMOCRATIC
1 Pursuant to published - notice, delegates
from the democracy of Putnam County met
in Convention at Kalida; op Saturday, the
9th day of August, 1845, for the purpose of
nominating a county ticket, and for choosing
delegates to attend the Senatorial and Re
On motion of Wm. Scott, Esq., the meet
ing was organized by the appointment of J.
D. WAMSLEY, Esq, Chairman, and II. S.
Knafp, Secretary.' . . . .
On motion of Mr. Holden, each candidate
for nomination was requested to pledge .his
honor as a man and a democrat, to use his
best exertions to secure the election of the
nominees of the convention, Whereupon
the several candidates came forward and
made the pledge as requested.
Mr. Tussing moved that the chair appoint
a committee of one from each township to
examine and report upon the credentials of
members which was agreed toj and the
chair named the following gentlemen on Said
Messrs. John Amstutz, Stanberry Sutton)
Michael Row, Enos Hathaway, Wm. Scott,
Joseph Belford, John B. Reeder, Jhn F.
Rahle, Wm. Ellington, A. Hull, Stephen S.
White, Joshua White, John- Tussing, and
Francis S. Godfrey, said committee.
Mr. Sutton moved that a committee M
three be appointed by tho chair to apportion
the vote which was agreed to, and Messrs.
II. J. Boehmer, Robert Douglass1 and P.. B-
Holden were appointed said committee.
On motion of Mr. Parker, the chair ap
pointed the following committee to report
the names of delegates to attend the Sena
torial and Representative Conventions;
Mssrs. John Amstutz, John Parish, Enos
Hathaway, S. Sutton, M. Row, Wm. Scott,
John B. Reeder, Levi Grove, E. A. Hull,
P. B. Holden, Joseph White, John Tussing,
Samuel Parker, and F. S. Godfrey.
On motion of Mr. Spencer, it was
Resolved, That the candidate i for the se
veral county offices shall receive a majority
of all the votcs given, in order to bo declared
the nominees of this convention.
The Committee appointed ( examine the
credentials of members reported that the
following gentlemen were entitled to their
From tlnioh Township. Messrs. W. Ris-
ley, Isaac McCracken, R. McCrary, John
Huffman, J. S. Spencer, AdamSarbor, S. R.
Miller, Wm. Phillips, T. R. McClure and
James M. Lee.
From Pleaiint Townshifi Messrs.John B.
Bogart, Isaac Gatton, Charles Ames, Wm.
Bogart, John Moomey, Joseph Belford and
From Sugar Creek Township. Messrs.
Win. Miller, John Tussing, John Ramsay,
Samuel Ramsay, James Nicholas, E. A Hus-
son, George Moll, S. Molitor.
From Greensburgh Township. -Jom F.
Kahle, Henry Unnefert, Henry Ayres, Jacob
Vamer, Levi Grove, James Nocher, Chris
tian Sroufe. "
From Liberty Township. Messrs. J. R.
McConnell, N. McConnoll, F. S. Godfrey
J. W. Watters, and J. Kreps.
From Monroe Township. Messrs. John B.
Reeder, Alexander Ellison, D. States, J.
Harris, H. Solomon, M. Lewis, J. Miller, J
Ward, 3, Lyon, and II. Monis.
From Ottawa Township. Messrs. H. M.
Crawfish M. Row, II. Oskamp, J.- G. Book
hold, W. McCurdy, H. Karhoof, Israel Hu
ber, T. Osander, J. M. Radabaugh, H. Sluter.
From Perry Township. Messrs. S. White,
II. Bacon, P. B. Holden, David Sullivan, and
From Jennings Ttwnship. Messrs.- Wm.
Scott, II. J. Boehmer, S. L. Sutton, Win.
Salburt, G. Calvalege and Oliver Talburt.
Fnm Riley Township. R. Douglass, S.
Hooper, J. Amstutz, and J. D. Wamsley.
From Jackson Township. Messrs. J S.
White, and O. Martin.
From Van Buren Township. Mr. E. A,
From Blanchard Township. Messrs. J.
Bacon, A. Tuell, S. Maple, J. J. Oliver, A.
Smith, II. Green, J. H. Smith, A. Emmons
nd S. Suiton.
From Richlanl Township. Messrs. Price
Viers, F. Smith, Enos Hathaway, and D. L
Goblc. On motion, the report was adopted.
The Committee appointod to apportion the
vote, to which each township was entitled in
he convention, reported that according to
- I the number of votes cast at the last guber-
1 nitnrinl eter.finn.
Perry t ownship is entitled td
Jennings " "
Whole number of votes 63 "
The committee appointed to report the
names of delegates to represent Putnahi
County in the Senatorial and Representa
tive Conventions made the following report,
which was agreed to:
Richland. Richard Hathaway; 'D. tu
Goble, Samuel Viers, Ebenezer Russell, Eh
enezer Goble, Bird GaskilL
Sugar Cheek. John Ramsey, James
Nicholas, Emilia Husson, John Tussing, Sam'
uel Ramsay; ,w "
Union. T. R. McClure, t. h. Beam
B. Metcalf, James Mackenzie, Samuel Par
ker, G. L. Higgins, Joseph Nicholas; Wrnj
Moneysmith, S. R. Miller.
Blanchard. Wm. McClure, j. J Oliver
u. ureen, jamcs n. omun, ioci. a. omiui;
John Simpson, Edward Mercer.
Pleasant. Wm. M. Bell, Joseph Belford
John B. Bogart, Adam Sight.
Van Buren. Abram Banghman.
Monroe. Samuel Rockhill, S. M. Shaef'
fer, Daniel States,- Joseph Miller; J. B. Ree
der, Jacob Ward, Jacob Lyons, Elias E
verett. Riley. J. D. Wamsley, John Amstuty
R. Douglass, Samuel Hooper.
Persy. Stephen White John Matson, P
B. Holden, II. Bacon, Daniel Ridenour.
Jackson. O. Martin, t. S. White, Henry
Liberty. J. VV.-Wafters; Ni McConnell. .
Greensduro. J. W. Varner, Levi Grove;
J. F. Kahle, Jacob Switfer, Benjamin Kir-
Ottawa. Wm; McCurdy, H. Crawfis, B,
H. Kemper4 J. G. Bookhold, Israel Huber,
Jennings -C; Talburt, H. J. Boehmer",
Wm Scnft SmitK WnrK
nr-t A 1W tUVrlnnit
Andrew Clawson, C Calvalege, Theodora
Mr. Tussing offered the following resolu
tion, which was agreed to,neni; eon.'.
Resolved,- That the delegates from this
county in the Representative Convention
be instructed to use their exertions to securs
the nomination of II. S. Knapp, as the can
didate of the democracy of this district for
Representative in the State Legislature.
On motion the Convention then proceed
ed to ballot for a candidate to be supported
by the democracy of Putnam County for
Sheriff. The following was the result of
James H. Vail had 18 votes,
Saunders L. Sutton 10
John Parish 6
Oliver Talburt 5
Wm. M.Bell 4 u
Saml. Parker t -
James H. Vail having received a majority
of all the votes given, was declared duly
nominated as the democratic candidate for
The Convention then proceeded, Mr. Scott
in the chair, to ballot for a candidate for
county commissioner. Ihe following was
the result of the first balloting:
Samuel Ramsey had 2? votes.
J. D. Wamsley 12
. Geo. Stewart
Wm. B. Thrap
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There being no
nomination, under the
rule, the convention again proceeded to bal
lot and the following was the result!
Samuel Ramsey had 30 votes.
J. D. Wamsley 28
J. Miller " "
Geo. Stewart " 2
There being no choice, the convention
again proceeded to ballot. The following
was the result of the third balloting;
Samuel Ramsey had 33 1-10
J. D. Wamsley 29 9-10
, Samuel Ramsey having received a major
ity of all the votes given, was declared the
nominee of the Convention. '