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Mil Iroy telegraph.
T. A. PLANTS, EDITOR.
i t i i i i Jtine 9, i860.
For President of the United States,
For Vice President of tlie United SUtef,
IS A Q.CANDARY.
We arc in a quandary, and have been
studying with some attention, the argu
ments of our Democratic cotemporarics,
to see whether it would be right to sup
fort the Chicago nominees. We like
good society, and had been led into the
bolief that the Republican party con
tained a Fair proportion of the moral,
orderly, and respectable class of citizens.
In Hhoit, so far as our limited acquaint
ance. extended, we were not much
Hhained of the company in which v, e
Wore placed by acting with the Republi
can party. But iu this, it seems we
have been totally mistaken.
We have a number of these journals
before us, and according to their
testimony, the Republican party
is made up wholly of drunkards, pick
pockets, debaucliccs, libertines, and the very
1'jfxburings of tlie earth. The Crawford
County Forum, has an editorial :to show
up the moral condition of the Black
Republican party," by astatementof the
' disgusting immorality of the delegates
to the Convention. After depicting the
fearful scenes of drunkenness, debauch
cry, and pocket picking by the delega
tions on the cars, where he says "they
puked till the cars looked like hog pens,"
he proceeds thus:
"After they arrived in Chicago they
pcemcd to grow tcorsc instead of better.
Their conduct teas so outrageous that the
Republican Mayor of the city teas com
pelled to arrest and. fine a large number of
them. Nearly forty were arrested in
- homes of 'HI fame. Drunkenness, licen
tiousness and pocket picking, seemed to be
common to 7twst of them. Judging from
' tchat. tee have heard ice are forced to the
conclusion thai it icas the most disorderly
contention ever held in the United States.
We do not wish to be understood as say
ing that every delegate to the convention
was drunk of course there were some
houorable exceptions, but they were ex
ceptions drunkenness vras the rule, and
sobrietg the exception '
There is plenty more of the same sort
in this Democratic organ. Butthiswill
do for the present. Now, ought not
every decent, sober citizen abandon this
drunken, licentious, beastly, Black Re
publican party? But there are other
reasons-, why everybody should go over
at oni'e.to the pure and immaculate party,
of which the -Forum is the organ. The
delegates are wholly given up to lying
and deception, as well as drunkenness
aad debauchery. As an evidence of this,
tak that statement made by V. B. Hor
toti at the Court-House, in Pomeroy, on
the night of the ratification meetiug.
TTp h.lfl got, t.rllvI1ysn1aaliyjimt jt"a7-L
and his appearance did not show to the
audience' that he had just come out of a
"hog pen." In this way he doubtless
expected the better to deceive his au
court-room, will remember that this
delegate this drunken debauchee this
pickpocket this miserable Black Re
publican, V. B.. Horton, liad the brazen
effrontery to stand up iu. that audience
of sober citizens, and declare ia the most
deliberate manner, that "the convention
was composed of the very best, ablest and
purest men in the Union. Ex. -Governors,
Senators, Representatives, and
Judges, with men of high characters and,
abilities, in all other callings, from the
various States -that it was the most
orderly, calm, deliberative, body of men
it had ever been his fortune to see as
sembled together,' that neither in the
large body of delegates, nor in the thirty
thousand outsiders, did he see one in
tstance of drunkenness or rowdyism dur
iug the whole time of its sitting that
if there were auy thing of the sort, he
did not see it!"
Such was the statement of this man,
Norton. lie undoubtedly expected his
audience to believe him.- And they
probably would have believed his state
ment but for the timely publication of
the facts, by the Democratic organs.
Would it not be well to call an indigna
tion meeting and denounce this man
Horton, as he deserves, and then go over
in a body to the mild, temperate, chaste,
pure-minded, truth-loving Democracy.
For, if the statements of Horton are all
false, and those of the Democratic papers
all true, then it is time to forsake this
God-forsake Blade Republican party,
and unite at once with the pure, virtuous,
sober, pious, united, harmonious, and
brotherly White Democracy.
MORE CORRUPTION EXPOSED.
The Committee appointed by Con
gress to investigate the charges of cor
ruption against the Administration are
making revelations which will startle
not only the honest men of this country,
but of all countries where honesty is es
teemed a virtue. Let it be remembered
that all the witnesses examined are lead
ig Democrats, and the exposition of
frauds, peculations, bribery and corrup
tion, is the unwilling testimony of the
very men who have profited by the vil
The latest is a crusher upon S. S. Cox,
the member of Congress from the Co-
lairvbus District. It will be remembered,
that of all the Congressmen, Cox was the
first to denounce the Lecompton frauds
and villainies of the. Administration.
At the time that Walker, Stanton,
Payne, Johnson, Matthews, and th& De
jocracy generally, of OhiOj were de
nouncing these' frauds and outrages, Cox
was in tha front ranks, aad. pledging
himself before Heaven and earth, that
whoever- else- might
t:iU;j;ar?t: to the end.
falter, he would
Miller the Pot -
master at Columbus, and Cox's particu
lar friend, was turned out of office to
spite Cox, and Sam. Medary put in his
place. The whole power of the Admin
istration was brought to bear upon Cox,
to crush him out. But he seemed for a
time to resist manfully, and maintain
the right. The people of all parties,
except the Lceompton faction, began to
point to Cox as the rising man of the
State a man who could not be intimi
dated. But to the utter amuzememt of
I the people, this same Cox, without no
tice, and without pretext, when the final
struggle came, voted for the English
Swindle, which he had so Tauntingly
denounced but a day or two before. The
cause of this sudden change has re
mained a mystery up to this time. But
the Investigating Committee has just hit
upon a clue that is about to explain the
marvel. It will be remembered that Wen
dell, the Public Printer, heretofore testi
fiel that as much as ten. and even fifteen,
thousand dollars had been paid for a
single vote in Congress, but he declined,
or did not tell whose votes were bought
at these prices. But the sudden and in
explicable change in the position of Mr.
Cox, seemed to make it necessary that
the Committee should, if possible, ascer
tain the appliances used to supple the
joints of the stiffkneed Mr. Cox of Ohio.
The Committee therefore summoned the
Hon. Gen. Wilson, of Columbus, as a
witness. Wilson is the son-in-law of
Medary, and the confidential agent of the
Administration, and the special friend
of Cox. It was believed, therefore, that
he gould shed the needed light on the
subject if he could be induced to do so.
He has done it, at least, in part. We
take the following brief report of his
testimony from the Telegraphic dis
patches of Friday.
"Mr. Wilson of Ohio, before the Co
Todc Committee to-day, said that he car
ried a message from the late Postmaster
General Brown to Mr. Cox, member from
Ohio, a few days before the passage of
the English Bill, to the effect if he, Mr.
C, supported that measure, it would
place him in a high position of favor
with the Administration. Mr. Cox's
answer, asking time to consider, was
borne by him to Mr. Brown; finally Mr.
Cox voted for the bill, and Mr. Miller,
who had been removed from the Postof
fice at Columbus because Mr. Cox had
become refractory, was restored in con
sideration of that service; subsequently
the Administration exerted all its influ
ence to promote the election of Mr. Cox
to Congress, and he could not have been
returned without that aid. Mr Wilson
stated that he had been Chief Clerk in
the Columbus Postoffice, and was a son-in-law
of Sam. Medary. He was also
sent as a confidential agent of the Ad
ministration to Mobile to aid in arrest
ing Walker's filibustering expedition;
his report of which had been made to
Attorney General Black, but never pub
ANOTHER WRONG RIGHTED.
The unprincipled and mendacious vil
lains who intruded themselves into Con
gress on the strength of fraudulent votes
and forged returns, are being weeded out
as fast as the cases can be reached.. The
whole patronageof the Government, as
is notorious to all the world, is used both
secretly and openly to bribe and corrupt
the people for partisan advantage. It is
no wonder, then, that ambitious dema
gogues seek places in Congress, when
they can sell their votes for their own
advancement; and this especially when
venality is the surest road to promotion.
Hence, following the example of Bu
chanan and Pierce's tools in Kansas, me
in several States adopted the Oxford and
Kickapoo plan of getting into power
that is, by manufacturing certificates of
votes never given, to overbalance the
legal voters, knowing that the party
would sustain them for the sake of their
votes in Congress, to enable them to put
through their schemes in opposition to
the will of the people.
Wc last week had the pleasure ofan-
nouncing the fact that Cooper, of Michi
gan, had just been expelled from the
seat he held by sheer fraud, and How
ard, the fairly elected Repuplican, ad
mitted to his seat. We have this week
the pleasure to announce the fact that
another of these swindlers Eastbrook,
of Nebraska has been ousted from
the seat he has occupied on the strength
of his fraudulent votes and forged re
turns, and Daily, his Republican com
petitor, admitted. To their honor be it
said, there are some Southern members
who will not indorse swindling and
forgery, even to keep a Republican out
of his seat, and a Democrat in. We wish
we could say as much for Ohio Demo
cratic members; but the truth of history
will not permit us.
jgSaWe have just received the first
number of a Democratic campaign paper
called "The National Crisis An an
tidote to Abolition fanaticism, treason and
sham philanthropy." It is published
simultaneously in New York, Philadel
phia and Washington. It is in octavo
form of sixteen pages, and although in
tended to crush out the Republican party,
we think it would be one of the most ef
fective documents which the Republi
cans could possibly use. The number
before us contains forty-five articles, long
and short, original and selected andev
ery one of them, and every sentence in each
of them , is just l(nigger" every t ime. No t
one single grain of relief. The editor
breakfasts, dines and sups on Sambo.
From the first page to the last it is, "Ab
olitionists!" "negroes" "Black Re
publicans" "negroes" "traitors"
"negroes" "fanatics" "negroes"
"Dissolution of the -Union" "negroes"
"Abolitionists" "negroes" and so
on to the weary, nauseating end. There
is, in the midst of the insane raving, an
occasional attempt at argument. We
give the best specimen in the whole six
teen pages. The editor, Mr. Theopilus
Fiske, Esq., speaking of slavery, says:
"From the earliest ages of the world,
it has been sanctioned and approved by
the wise and the good, the virtuous and
' rcn3ie(l; of almost every nation; not
only did the ancient patriarchs, the
fathers of God's chosen people, the J ews,
hold slaves, but the evil, if it be one,
was entailed by Noah himself upon one
of the branches of his own family; yet
wo hear of no denunciation from the
Almighty upon his head for the act.
Abraham was an extensive slave-holder
-he bought men with money -had
slave-holding been considered 'an
abomination in the sight of Heaven,' we
should naturally have pxpectcd that the
Deity would have required its immediate
abolition; instead of which, God sanc
tions and approves of it, and gives Abra
ham directions how to conduct toward
those in this condition. It was after
wards not only sanctioned by the Al
mighty in the laws of Moses, but posi
tively enjoined under certain circum
stances. If it was right then, can it be
wrong now? Can the lapse of ages
change immutable principles?
Look into the New Testament. When
the Saviour was upon the earth, did he
denounce slavery as an evil, as a sin?
Never. His diciples after him, so far
from reprobating it, that some of them
held slaves themselves." &e.
W e would certainly have supposed the
thing was gotten up by some escaped
lunatic, were it not for the fact that the
editor and the woi"k is recommended by
the leading Democrats of the Union.
It may have an effect in upholding the
party, but if its base appeals and shame
less falshoods can find a response in the
minds of a majority of the people, then
have they become so hopelessly demoral
ized as to make the continuance of free
institutions au impossibility.
GOT HIS REWARD.
The nation has haidly recovered from
the shock it received by the announce
ment of the murder of Senator Broder
ick, of California, for his opposition to
the corruptions of the Democratic Ad
ministration. Broderick was a Demo
crat. But being a self-made, and hon
est man, he could not be bent intoatool
of the nullifiers and disunionists. And
the great ability and noble firmness with
which he maintained the right, made it
necessary for the success of the schemers
that he should be summarily disposed
of. He was, therefore, in pursuance of
an agreement entered into by a band of
conspirators, assassinated under tha
forms of a duel. Buchanan has just re
warded one of his murderers, Calhoun
Benham, the second and accomplice of
Terry, by appointing him District At
torney for the State of California. Doug
las revolted at the confirmation of the
murderer of his best and ablest friend
and supporter, and absented himself from
the Senate. But the slave-holders who
rule thatbody,aswell as the party, would
not permit him to dodge. He was sent
for, brought into the Senate and com
pelled to vote. And voted for his con
firmation! This was, perhaps, the great
est blunder Douglas ever committed.
No Southern Senator expected him to
cast such a vote. They only intended
to compel him to be present and vote,
taking it for granted that he would vote
against the nomination. They would
doubtless have used his vote to
South, but they could not have impeached
his manhood. But to their astonish
ment and delight, he voted for the mur
derer of his friend! lie no doubt
thought to conciliate the fire-eaters by
the act, but its only effect was to deepen
their contempt. That vote has done
more than any act of his life to make his
nomination an impossibility. Men can
be induced to vote for a bold, brave man
whom they fear, but for the man they
despise and hold in 'contempt, never!
B-Douglas, the great, Little Giant,
rehearsed his squatter sovereignty speech
again in the Senate, on Tuesday week,
with variations. It is becoming very
stale. lie spoke until completely ex
hausted, without concluding when the
He labored desperately to show, and
we think with suseess, that he was not the
author of the doctrine. That he had ac
cepted it at the hands of the South when
they were unanimously in favor of it, and
clamored for its adoption. And he com
plains bitterly that now, after he had ac
cepted the doctrine at their dictation
and had spent the best energies of his
life in reconciling his friends to it, the
same Southern men should now abandon
it and him, and require him to go through
the hard labor of carrying his followers
over to the opposite doctrine again.
Douglas remembers that he lost to
himself and the party, the ' better class
of Democrats in the desperate struggle
to bring them to adopt the doctrine.
And now, to be required to face about,
and swear that it is unconstitutional and
anti-Democratic, would loose the balance
of those left in the free States, who have
not wholly abjured their manhood. He
therefore begs to be exonerated from
the unpleasant task. He assures them
in the blandest manner, over and over
again, that he makes no objection to
their change of front that he esteems
them just as good Democrats as before
that he will work for, and with them as
faithfully as ever, and that the party may
still be harmonious if his Southern
friends will only let him hold forth the
exploded humbug in the North.
We think the South are ungrateful in
their opposition to Douglas. And we
yet predict that they will, much as they
despise him, still find it to their interest
to make use of him for the accomplish
ment of their purposes. We therefore
look for his nomination at Baltimore on
the 18th of June for his support by the
South and, if elected, his utter sub
serviency to the schemes of the propa
gandists. Time will determine.
A Master Murdered and Burned by Ills
Reuben Blackburn, a respectable citi
zen of Scriven County, Ga., was horribly
murdered last week by a negro, who af
terwards threw him into the fire. The
body of the murdered man was nearly
consumed before it was discovered..
ABRAHAM LINCOLN ON REPUBLICAN
PRINCIPLES OPINION OF THE
The Illinois State Anzeiger has the
The news of the nomination of Abra
ham Lincoln as a candidate for the
Presidency has met with a joyful re
sponse here, and will, wc are convinced,
be received with enthusiasm throughout
the entire Uuion. His character is ir
reproachable, and his opinions are sound,
as will be seen by the subjoined letter,
which he wrote about this time last year,
probably not dreaming that twelvemonth
later he should be called forth as the
standard-bearer of the Republican party.
Here is the letter:
Si'Rinofiei.d, May 17, 1859.
Dk. Tiieodor Caxisics:
Dear Sr: Your letter, in which you
inquire ou your own account and in be
half of certain other German citizens,
whether I approve or oppose the con
stitutional provision in relation to
naturalized citizens, which was lately
enacted iu Massachusetts; and whether
I favor or oppose a fusion of the Repub
licans with the other Opposition ele
ments in the campaign of 1860; has been
Massachusetts is a sovereign and in
dependent State, and I have no right to
advise her in her policy. Yet if any
one is desirous to draw a conclusion as
to what I would do, from what she has
done, I may speak without impropriety.
I say, then, that so far as I understand
the Massachusetts provisions, ' I am
against its adoption, not only in Illinois,
but in every other place in which I have
the right to oppose it. As I understand
the spirit of our institutions, it is de
signed to promote the elevation of men.
I am, therefore, hostile to anything that
tends to their debasement.
It is well known that I deplore the
oppressed condition of the blaeks, and it
would, therefore, be very inconsistent
for me to look with approval upon any
measure that infringes upon the inalien
able rights of white men, whether or not
they are born in another land, or speak
a different language from my own.
In respect to a Fusion, I am iu favor
of it whenever it can be effected on Re
publican principles, but upon wo other
condition. A fusion upon any other
platform would be as insane as un
principled. It would thereby lose the
whole North, while the common .enemy
would still have the support of the en
tire South. The question in relatioi to
men is different. There are good and
patriotic men, and able statesmen in the
South, whom I would willingly support
if they would place themselves on Re
publican ground; but I shall oppose the
lowering of the Republican standard
even by a hairsbreadth.
I have written in haste but I believe
that I have answered your questions
From the Paris (Ky.) Citizen.
A SOUTHERN TRIBUTE TO MR. LIN
Mr- Lincoln, though a decided Repub
lican and a complete exponent of. the
purposes and spirit of the party, is not
the object of those popular prejudices
that attach to Mr. Seward, his strongest
competitor for the nomination. He is
a man of ability, not equal to Mr. Sew
ard in culture or in his experience of
public affairs, but is considered by many
as his equal in natural force of intellect.
We heard one of the discussions between
him and Douglas in the famous cam
paign of 1858, and we certainly regard-
edjlUB-as.Jljfu'l match, at leasts fox that
distinguished politician, lhere are
some things in the personal character
and career of Mr. Lincoln which will
give him great popularity, if they do not
excite enthusiasm among the people.
Born of humble parentage, and passing
the years of his childhood, youth and
early manhood amid the hardships of
the backwoods of Kentucky, Indiana and
Illinois, acquiring an education by lijs
own labors as best he could, and grad
ually working his way to distinction, his
life has been one well calculated to ex
cite the admiration and sympathy of
voters, most of whom are themselves
working men. When to this is added
the purity of his private life, the gene
ral recognition of which has given him,
in his own State, the soubriquet of "Hon
est Old Abe," we are compelled to ad
mit that the Chicago Convention has
nominated the very hardest man to beat
that it could possibly have given us.
Mr. Lincoln's antecedens were Whig.
He was a warm friend and admirer of
Mr. Clay, and was, for many years, the
acknowledged leader of the Whig party
The question now is, "how is this
ticket to be beaten?" We confess that
inthe divided, distracted and chaotic
condition of all other parties, the prob
lem is extremely difficult of solution."
And we would like the editor to an
swer this other question: "Why he
wants such a ticket defeated at all?"
We venture to say that this editor, and
thousands of other citizens of the South,
will secretly rejoice at the election of
Lincoln, although they will not prob
ably have the courage to vote for him.
But before his Administration closes, it
will no longer be unsafe to vote for such
a ticket in Kentucky.
A LETTER FROM MR. SEWARD.
New York, May 21. The following
letter has been addressed by Mr. Seward
to the gentlemen of the Central Repub
lican Committee, who invited him to at
tend a meeting for the ratification of the
proceedings of the National Convention:
Auburn, May 21, I860.
Gentlemen: I will not affect to con
ceal the sensibility with which I have
received the letters in which so many
other respected friends have tendered to
me expressions of renewed and enduring
confidence. These letters will remain
with me as assurances in future years
that, although I was not unwilling to
await even for another age the vindica
tion of my political principles, yet they
did nevertheless receive the generous
support of many good, wise and patri
otic men of my own time.
Such assurances, however, made un
der the circumstances now existing, de
rive their priceless value largely from
the fact that they steal upon me through
the channels of private correspondence,
and altogether unknown to the world.
You will not perceive that such expres
sions would become painful to me, and
justly offensive to the country, if I
should be allowed to partake in any pub
lic or conventional form of manifesta
tion. For this reason, if it were respect
ful and consistent ibr your own public
purposes, I would have delayed my re
ply1 to you until I could have had an
opportunity of making it verbally next
week, on my way to Washington, after
completing the arrangements for the re
pairs upon my dwelling, rendered ne
cessary by a recent fire.
The same reason determines me also
to decline your invitation to attend the
meeting in which you propose some
demonstrations of respect to myself.
While so justly considering the nomina
tion which have just been made by the
National Convention at Chicago," at
the same time it is your right to have
a frank and cancTid expression of my
opinions and sentiments on that impor-
My friends know very well that while
J . i ir i J I
promotion to public trusts their own ex-
, -l i i i I
cute them faithfully, so as to be able at !
the close of their assigned terms to re
sign them into the hands of the people
without forfeiture of the public confi
dence. The presentation of my name to the
Chicago Convention was thus their act,
not mine. The disappointment, there
fore, theirs, not mine. It may have
found them unprepared. On the other
hand, I have no sentiment either of dis
appointment or of discontent; for who
in any possible case, could without pre
sumption claim that a great national
party ought to choose him for its candi
date for the first office in the gift of the
American people? I find in the resolu
tions of the Convention a platform as
satisfactory to mo as if it had been
framed with my own hands; and in the
candidates adopted by it, eminent and
able Republicans, with whom I have
cordially co-operated in maintaining the
principles embodied in that excellent
I cheerfully give them a sincere
and earnest support. I trust, moreover,
that those with whom I have labored so
ong, that common service in a noble i
cause has created between them andMi-
myself relations of personal friendship ,
uusurpasseu in n experience ui I'"1111" '
ca men will indulge me in a connuent ,
belief that no sense of disappointment
be allowed by them to hinder or delay,
or in any wav embarrass the progress of
that cause to the consummation which
is demanded by a patriotic regard to the
safety and welfare of the country and
the best interests of mankind.
(Signed) Wm. II. Seward.
From the Chicago Press and Tribune. . '
PERSON Al HABITS OP ABRAHAM.
In his personal habits, Mr. Lincoln
is as simple as a child. He loves a good !
dinner and eats with the appetite which
goes with a great brain; but his food is
plain and nutritious. He never drinks
intoxicating liquors of any sort, not even
a glass of wine. He is not addicted to
tobacco in any of its shapes. He never
was accused of a licentious act in all his
life. He never uses profane language.
A friend says that once, when in a tow
ering rage in consequence of the efforts
of certain parties to perpetrate a fraud
on the State, he was heard to say, "They
shan't do it, d n 'em!" but beyond an
expression of that kind, his bitterestfeel
ings never carry him. He never gam
bles; we "doubt if he ever indulges in any
games of chance. He is particularly
cautious about incurring pecuniary ob
ligations for any purpose whatever; and
in debt, he is never content until the
score is discharged. We presume he
owes no man a dollar. lie never spec
ulates. The rage for the sudden acqui
sition of wealth never took hold of him.
His gains from his profession have been
moderate, but sufficient for his purposes.
While others have dreamed of gold, he
has been in pursuit of knowledge. In
all his dealings he has the reputation of
being generous but exact, and, above all.
religiously honest. He wo ild be a bold
man who would say that Abraham
Tjincoln "ever wronged any one out of a
cent, or ever spent a dollar that he had
not honestly earned. His struggles in
early life have made him careful of
money; but his generosity with his own
is proverbial, lie is a regular attend
ant upon religious worship, and though
not a communicant, is a pewholder and
liberal supporter of the Presbyterian
Church in Springfield, to which Mrs.
Lincoln belongs. He is a scrupulous
teller of the truth too exact in his no
tions to suit the atmosphere of Wash
ington as it now is. His enemies may
say that he tells Black Republican lies;
but no man ever charged that, in a pro
fessional capacity, or as a citizen dealing
with his neighbors.he would depart from
the Scriptural command. At home he
lives like a gentleman of modest means
and simple tastes. A good sized house
of wood, simply but tastefully furnished,
surrounded by trees and flowers, is his
own, and there ho lives at peace with
himself, the idol of his family, and for
his honesty, ability and patriotism, the
admiration of his countrymen.
If Mr. Lincoln is elected President he
will carry but little that is ornamental
to the White House. The country must
accept his sincerity, his ability and his
honesty, in the mould iu which they are
cast. He will not be able to make as
polite a bow as Prank Pierce, but he
will not commence anew the agitation
of the Slavery question by reccommend-
inr to Congress any Kansas-Nebraska
bills. He may not preside at the Pres
idential dinners with the ease and grace
which distinguish the "venerable func
tionary," Mr Buchanan; but he will not
create the necessity for a Covode Com
mittee and the disgraceful revelations
of Cornelius Wendell. He will take to
the Presidential chair just the qualities
which the country now demands to save
it from impending destruction ability
that no man can question, firmness that
nothing can overbear, honesty that never
has been impeached, and patriotism that
REPUBLICAN MASS CONVENTION.
A Mass Convention of the Republican
party of Meigs County, Ohio, will assem
ble at the Court House in Pomeroy, on
Saturday, the 9th day of June 18(10, at
eleven o'clock A. M., for the purpose of
electing delegates to attend the State
Convention, which commences its session
on the 13th of the same month, at Col
umbus, Ohio, whose duty it will be to
nominate the following officers:
Attorney General of the State, a Mem
ber of the Board of Public Works, a
Judge of the Supreme Court, and also a
ticket of Electors for President and Vice
President of the United States. Meigs
County is entitled to five delegates in
the State Convention. "All who are at
tached to the principles of the Republi
can party, as heretofore announced on
many occasions, and all who desire the
election of an independant and honest
judiciary, and a faithful and efficient ad
ministration of our affairs, both State and
National, are cordially invited to attend,
and endeavor by good counsel, and ex
ample to secure the triumph of their
principles, and through them to preserve
nnd nftrnfitnnte nnr fvo.e institutions
Chairman of M. C. Central Committee.
W II J, ast fy Sec'v
Pomeroy, May 2Gth, 1860
in New York
having advertised for a wife, received
wora ironi eiiiieeu niarricu men mat ue
might have theirs.
Voice of the Eastern Press.
From the New York Tribune.
As a Presidential candidate Mr.
Lincoln enjoys peculiar advantages.
While his position as a Republican ren
ders him satisfactory to the most zealous
member of the party, the moderations of
his character, and the cousevative ten
dencies of his mind, long approved and
well known of all men in public life,
, . f. , ,
commend him to every section of the
Opposition. There is no good reason
why Americans and Wbiga, and in short
all who arc inspired rather by patriot
ism than by party feeling, should not
rally to his support. Republicans and
consevatives, those who dread the ex
tension of Slavery, and those who dread
the progress of Administrative and Leg
islative Corruption, may be assured that
in him both these evils will find a stern
and immovable antagonist and an impas
able barrier. At the same tune, as a
Man of the People, raised by his own
genius and integrity from the humblest
to the highest position, having made for
himself an honored name as a lawyer, an
advocate, a popular orator, a statesman,
and a Man, the industrious and intelli
gent masses of the country may well hail
his nomination with a swelling tide of
enthusiasm, of which the wild and pro
longed outburst at Chicago yesterday are
the fitting prelude and beginning.
Mr. Hamlin is a man of dignified
presence, of solid abilities, of unflinch
ing integrity, and great executive talent.
Familiar with the business of legislation,
he is peculiarlv adapted, by the posses-
olr. t'Uncr. .. 1 ! (-! fill V fl ,. ! 1 1
? ti. . ..j 4 i- j
iui tuc tuuiiu , uuu tu ins uwu anu
whieh ha8 beeu nomiTiate,a. The
a It 1 1 1 A i t 1 1 rv htivh w - o r Tt
name of Hannibal Hamlin of Maine is
a fifc 8eeond tQ that of Abrabaia Liucoln
lFrom ,he "'Hd1i, B"fn-3
. There was a feeling of relief yester-
day in Philadelphia, among the oppo
nents of the Democracy, when it was an
nounced that the nominee of the Chicago
Convention for the Presidency was
another man than William II. Seward.
His services, his talents, his patriotism,
his purity are all acknowledged; but it
was felt that with him as the nominee,
Pennsylvania would be surely carried by
the Democrats, and the Democratic can
didate would be elected. When the
Bulletin appeared, with the brief an
nouncement that Hon. Abraham Lincoln
of Illinois had been nominated on the
third ballot, the feeling of satisfaction
was plainly expressed in the faces and
from the hps of the opposition men.
The selection of Hon. Hannibal Hamlin
of Maine as the candidate for Vice Presi
dent, was also pronounced a good one,
and the ticket was declared to be a good
one to vote for in November.
TFrotn the Pittsburgh Journal.
Never was a ticket hailed with such
unbounded enthusiasm as is this of Lin
coln and Hamlin. Our exchanges come
to us from all parts of the country full
of the news of processions and rejoicings.
We will not deny that the great New
York statesman, the glorious Seward,
was the man of our choice, tbe man
whom we could have fought for with our
whole heart, ay, and been beaten if ne
cessary, and felt that it was good even
to fall with such a man. But. the close
and careful consideration of the whole
ground by the delegates of our glorious
party from the four ' quarters of the
Union, has given us a good, sound, reli
able man. Such being the case, our
private preferences yield to the general
Iverdicti andJxoni this, day till Novem
ber, till tlie triumphant election of our
ticket, we concentrate our hearty efforts
in behalf of the man who has already
once beaten Douglas in Illinois, and
who is now bound to beat him again on
that broader and fairer ground, where
no gerrymander can deprive him of his
From the Koehester K. Y. Democrat and .Ameri
can. The labors of the Republican Conven
tion terminated, so far as candidate for
President is concerned, in the nomina
tion of Abraham Liucoln of Illinois.
This was accomplished on the third bal
lot. AVe need not" say that the first an
nouncement of this intelligence here,
and probably all over the State, caused
a depression of feeling seldom produced
by political events. The great mass of
our Ixepubltean friends had set their
hearts upon the nomination of William
II. Seward. They believed him more
worthy than any other man. They
knew him eminently fit for the Presi
dency, and that for more than twenty
years he had unflinchingly advocated
the principles so dear to every Repub
lican. But dear as he was and is to
them, they cheerfully trusted to the wis
dom of the delegates of the entire party
to decide upon the most expedient nom
ination. The decision has been made
after long and anxious deliberation, and
we have no doubt that iu the". minds of
those who voted for Mr. Lincoln there
were controlling reasons for preferring
him . even to the peerless statesman of
New York. We respect their judgment
and bow to it without a murmur. We
believe it will evoke an enthusiasm in
the West nnequaled by anything in our
political annals since 18-10. Despi
the disappointment here there was an l
stant response to the nomination. A
large flag, bearing upon it the name of
our chosen leader, was suspended from
the Democrat and American Building to
the Arcade; a band of music paraded the
streets, and a salute of one hundred guns
fired. The nomination will be suppor
ted with enthusiasm, and the more Abra
ham Lincoln becomes known to 4the
American people, the more overwhelm- i
ing will be the enthusiasm which we be
lieve will certainly swell until the ballot
boxes declare him the next President of
the United States.
From the N. Y. Courier and Enquirer.
We need not tell our readers that Wm.
II. Seward was our first choice, and that
our labor has been that he should be the
nominee of the Chicago Convention, for
the Presidency. The Convention, how
ever, has decided otherwise, and we bow
to the decision bow with the greater
cheerfulness, inasmuch as, although Mr.
Seward, whom we consider the first
great representative of Republican prin
ciples, has been defeated, we have in the
nomination of Mr. Lincoln no expediency
candidate, but one who early embraced
the Republican cause, has always la
bored consistently for its success, has,
from the beginning, stood and stands
now, fair and square on its national and
Here stand we, here stand Lincoln
and Hamlin, and we therefore inscribe
Lincoln and Hamlin on our banner, pre
pare to go manfully to work to insure
lil.! .l..i! 11 J T 1. 1?
inuir eieciiau, asiuug ait goou xiepuoii-
! ns, all patriotic, national, and conscrv-
ative citizens oi ttus eoniederaey to do
k JC-There is no greater incitement to
j love in the mind of man, than the sense
: ui a pui sun uupcuumi; upu mm xvi
his ease and happiness.
THE members of the 1'oiiieroy Military
Company will meet at "Remington Hall,"
ou TTiurssday eveuirfg, June 7th, at 7 o'clock
P, M. A full attendance is expected, as busi
ness of importance is to be transacted.
Published by order of the last meeting.
V. C; STANBERY, PreS't.
t. E. Smith; Sec'y;
O Jk. S 3E3I
rjl HE highest market price paid for Wool at
"GREAT BARGAIN STORE,"
June 5, 'CO. 2m.
IS hereby given that on the 28th day of June,
A. 1. 1800, application will be made ttJ his
Excellency, the Governor of the State of Ohio,
at the Executive office in the city of Columbus,
for the pardon of Joseph Shoemaker, who was,
at the June Term of the Court of Common
Pleas, A. D. 1859, within anHl for the county of
Meigs, Ohio, convicted of the crime of Man
slaughter, and was thereupon so-ntenced to two
years' imprisonment in the Penitentiary
June ;, 1800. TZ- t
GENERAL assortment of Seasonable
Goods, just received, and for sale right,
consisting of Dry Goods, .Books, Stationery,
Wall Papers, Clothing, Hardware, Quecnsware,
Groceries, Farmers' and Mechanics' Tools,
Hats, Caps, Bonnets, Musical Instruments,
and, in fact, the greatest assortment of Goods
to be found under any roof in this section.
Call in and examine would like it, if vou
buy a few ! 1 WM. 11. REMINGTON.
No. 940, covner of Linu and Front st's.
May, 1SG0. 22-tf
rnHE State op Ohio, Mkigs Couxtt, ss
l iinal ccttlemcnt of Accounts. Notice is
hereby given that the accounts of the following
persons have been filed in this Court for set
H. S. Bundy and Melzar Nye, jr., executors
ot feamuel 11. Brown, dec d;
Melzar Nye, sen., ex'r of Nicholas Tit us, dee'd.
Ktchard olahan, adm rot Ihomas tsauLdec d
Rttel Braley, adm'r of John Savage, dee'd ;
which accounts are set for hearing and settle
ment on the 30th day of June, 18G0.
AUTH UK MERRILL,
June;", 1SG0. 22-3ts , Probate Judge,
SECOND SPBING STOCK
J. F. TOWELL,
WHOLESALE DEALER IX
Hats, Caps, Bonnets & Notions,
Front t , Portsmouth, O.
' CAVING now in store an immense stock of Sea
L sonable Sprint? and Summer Goods, 1 would in
vite the attention of merchants to the same. Parties
who nuke their main purchases East, will find it
convenient to replenish as they may need, at short
Orders filled to best advantage, and on as good
terms as it the purchaser were present.
Portsmouth 0.,may 19, '0. 21-ly J. F.TOWELU
To the Clerk of tlie District Court of the County
of Meigs, and state of Vmo,
A T a meeting of the Judges of the District
ii. Court of the Seventh Judicial District of
Ohio, at the Court House in Ironton, in the
county of Lawrence, in said District, on the
eighteenth day of April, A. D. 1860, present
the Hon. -W. V. Peck, Judge of the Supreme
Court, and Hon. Simeon Nash, Hon. ft. V,
Johnson, and Hon. John P. Plyley. Judges ot
the Court of Common i'leas tor said District,
the Hon. II. C. Whitman, Judge, having failed
to attend the District Court then and there in
session, it was ordered that a special Term of
the District Court be held in and- for the county
of Meigs, on the TZa day ot June next.
Dated said 18th day of April, A. D. 18C0.
W. V. PECK,
W. W. JOHNSON,
jnu. p. i Lilly,
The State of Ohio,
Meigs Coustt, ss:
1, Kotlney Downing.
Clerk of the District Court of said county and
State aforesaid, do hereby certify the foregoing
to be a correct and true copy of the original
order on file in the Clerk s Omccof said Court
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my
hand and affixed the seal of said C ourt,
at Pomeroy, this 22d day of May, A
D. 181)0. K. L'lerk
May 29, 'CO. 21-4t
"VrAGNIFICEXT ENGRAVING OF CHRIS-
1V1 TOPIIKR COLUMBUS AND HIS CREW
THIS Beautiful Engraving was designed by Ro
bins, one of the most celebrate artists that
ever lived ; the cost of the original design and
plate being over 3,000, size 22 by 29 inches.
The Philadelphia Daily News says, - the mere
nominal stun asked for the engraving, is a sufficient
inducement for persons to purchase, without the ad
SCHEDULE OP GIFTS
To be giveu to the purchasers. For full particulars.
send tor a small Bill.
I Cash. S.1,000
10 ( ash,
I Cash, 3.(tt!0
1 Cash, 3,000
1 Cash, 1 500
1 Cash, 5iX
1 Cash, 00
4 Cash. 300
Together witn a great variety or otner vaiuaoie
Gifts, Tar; ing in value from 50 c'ts to $25.
Auy person enclosing in a letter $1 and nve 3 cent
postage stamps (to pay for postage and roller) shall
receive, Vy return of inaii, the magnificent En
griivinir of Christopher Columbus, (and oii.j of these
valnable Gifts as per Bill.)
Address all orders for Bills or Engravings to
. J. S. HKKI.1XK fe Co.,
may 22, '60 20-3in Box 1H12, Philadelphia, Pa.
Marietta & Cin. and Hillsboro & Cin. R. R,
OX and after Thursday. April 26, 1860, trains will
leave Athens as follows:
Going East Express Mail at - -' 12t26 p. H.
Goino West Mail at! - . - - . 10:36 a. m.
1i"pExpress mail east makes close connections at
Parkershurg with the trains of the Baltimore and
Ohio Kailroad, ami at Cincinnati with trains for all
points West. .
fPassungers leaving Parkersburg at 8:10 a. m.
arrive at Columbus9:l3 p. m.
TTpTickess at reduced rates are sold at Chilli
cotbe and Athens, for Columbus.
V Through tickets to all points East and West
can be obtained at all the principal Ticket Offices on
the line of the Koad.
A disosinit of ten cents on each ticket from regn
lariaritf rates will be made on ill tickets purchased
at the ticket offices. OKLANW SMITH, Sup't.
J. Foogitt, Gen'l Tiket Ag't. Cuil. may. 1,59.
C. A. MATTHEWS,
And Manufacturer of
Copper, Tin & Sheet Iron Ware,
OF EVERT DESCRIPTION,
a 3FL-u.Fr Old jSta.x3.cl.
1HAVE just received a large assortmei.t of Stoves
which I will sell lower than ever, consisting in
Arbiter, Live Oak, Victor,
With an assortment of Coal and Wood
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
Git A.TES, FIRE FRONTS, ODD
S. Hall's Patent L.ever and
IKON CENTER PLOW POINTS,
Roofing and Jobbing
of ALL KIXDS, done on short notice.
Persons in want of anything in the way of stoves
Tin, Copper or Sheet Iroii War, would save
mouey oy eaiung on me.
! chIJ C-PPer, Brass and Pewter taken
lung on me.
, may :, i860 19-iy
I Notice to Salt Manufacturers.
! jjp ... .... ,,.nm lotl(r ext,er;ence in
J tne business, would inform salt mamifac-j
: mrers mat. nc is prepai eu 10 iuhhc nu-i omuis,
Boring Toole, &o. 10-6m F. E.. HUMPHREY.
11 11 r t t o rr T.' T V
the '-Sugar Run Stone Bridge " romeroy, umo.
All Business of the Firm Transacted by
.. E. PIcL AT GHI.IN, Business Manager
To whom all applications for SulcritioN, Adver-
singanIJoi nun annum ue mane, m nm uun-c.
TKK.MS OP RUBSCKIPTlOy
If paid within tin; year, : i '
If not pniil within the year,
lO'Ke paper wift b discontinued until all ar"rear
;es are paid, except at the option of the pujr Iisttc'rn
RATES OF A DA'EKTIPING:
r u iy mj i o ii x
T. A. PLANTS & CO.
Ofllce in first story of "Kdwriw' Bl-iliuno,' Dear
' 3m 6ni I Out I vr
3 OH 5 Of 7 Of! 8 (M
5 IK: ' (Kit 11 (Mi 14 00
9 (Xi 12 5ll5 Oil 18 Off
1-2 00 16 U('!20 00 25 Mr
15 Otlj20 OttlWI (Ml 35 Off
One square STOems.
1 9fii;iri;3. - -One-fourth
One. half column -Three-fouriha
One rofnmn. -
ti l(fHI5 (M)i IS (Mite; Ollj 35 (HH40 Off
Ml (! ft (HI
Lepnl advertisements charged at rates allowed by
w, from which 15 per cent, will be deducted (of
tjasual or transient advertisements must ue jiu
for in advance.
Advertisements not flavin? the nnmborof Misar-
t'ons marked on copy, wifl be continued until for
bid, and charged accordingly.
The lavt of xewspapkr.n.
I. Subscribers wtio do not se express notice t
he contrarv. are considered us wishinir to continuer
a. tl subscribers order the discontinuance oi ineir
apers, the publishers can continue to send them un
ci all arrearages ore paid.
3. If subscribers nenteet or refuse to take their pa'
per from the office to whieh they are directed, they
are held responsible till they settle their bill, and Dr
ier me paper discontinued.
4. ir any suhserioer removes to another place
without inftVrmrBo; the publisher, and their paper in
sent (o the formcrdirection, the subscriber is hold re
sponsible. 5. J he conrts have tiectavra that refustnffto take n
newspaper from the office, or reniofinjf and leaving
it uncalled for, isprima facie evidence tf intentionit !
In connection with our Newspaper Estab
lishment, we hare a complete Job Office. We
are therefore prepared to execute
PLA'iJ.AND ORNAMENTAL JOB WORK,
Such as Poster's, Programmes, Bills of Lading,
ill Heads, Business and V lsttmg
Cards, Blanks, &c. at
C 1 t v jE x- o o s .
We call the special attention of this commu
nity to the above proposition, and desire an in
vestigation of our work End prices.
T. A. PLANTS & Co.
T. A. PLANTS. L. rAlNC-
PLANTS Sc, PAINE,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law, Pomeroy, O,
Office in Edward's Building.
t. BCBNAP. - P. B. 8TAKBERY
BTTBNAP & STANBERY,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law. Particular -attention
paid to the collection of claims. f
fice on Front street, at the head of Steamboat
Landing, a few doors east of the Gibson Hobs,
Pomeroy, O. - 2-38-ly
SIMPSON &. LASLEY,
Attorneys & Counselors at Law, and general
collecting agents, Pomeroy, O. Office in the
Court House. -o-iy.
S. 8. KNOWLBS. C. H. GROSVKNOR.-
KNOWLES & GROSYENOR,
Attorneys at Law, Athens, Athens County, 0.r
will attend the several Conrts of Meigs County,
on the first day of each term. Office at the
"Gibson House." 2-16-ly
MARTIN HATS, .
Attorney-at-Law, Harrisonville, Meigs Co.,
will promptly attend to all business that may
be entrusted to his care, in the several State
Courts of Ohio,and in the XJ. S. Court for the
Northernand Southern Districts of Ohio. 8-3'
Watchmaker & Dealer in Watches, Clocks, Jew-'
elry and Fancy Articles, Court street, below
the new Banking House, Pomeroy. Watches,
Clocks and Jewelry carefully repaired on short-,
notice. . . i 1-1
W. A. AICHER,
Watchmaker and Jeweler, and wholesale and
retail dealer in Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and
Fancy Goods, Front street, below the "Reming
ton House,'' Pomeroy. Particular attention
paid to repairing all articles in my line. 1-1
Manufacturer of Boots and Shoes, three Tffjl
doors above stone bridge. The best of
work, for Ladies and Gentlemen, made to order-
MCO.IIGG & SMITH,
Leather Dealers and Finders, Court street, three
doors below the Bank, and opposite Branch's
Store, Pomeroy, O.
SUGAR. RXN SALT COMPANY.
Salt twenty-five cents per busliel. Office near
the Furnace. 1-1 C. GRANT, Agent.
POMEROY SAIiT COMPANY.
Salt twenty-five cents per bushel. 1-1
UABXEY SALT COMPANY, ,
Coalport. Salt twenty-five cents per busheE
for country trade. G. W. COOPER, Sec'y,
Clothier, Grocer and Dry Goods Dealer,, first'
stove above C. E. Donnally's, near the Rolling
Mill, Pomeroy, O. Country Merchants are re
spectfully requested to call and examine my
stock of Groceries, as I am confident that I
cannot be undersold. 1-23
Painter and Glazier, back room of P. Lam
breeht's Jewelry Store, west side Court street,.
Pomeroy, O. .. " ; . 1-1
JOHN EISEL.STIN, .
Saddle, Harness and Trunk Manufac
turer, Front street, three doors below
Court, Pomeroy, will execute all work en
trusted to his care with neatness and dispatch.
Saddles gotten up in the neatest style. 1-22
Carriage & Wagon Manufacturer, cSMf
Front . street, first corner below the
Rolling Mill, Tomeroy, O. ""All articles in bis'
line of business manufactured at reasonable
rates, and they are especially recommended for
F. E. HUMPHREY,
Blacksmith, back of the Bank Building, ,
Pomeroy, O. Farming Tools, bhovel
Plows. Mattocks. Hoes, &c on band and
made to order. Horse Shoeing and all kinds
of Job Work done to order . Jan. $. 3-1
K. R. GOLDEN. I" TewSSIM).-
GOLDEN & TOWNSEND.
Attorneys at Law. W. R. Golden's Office in!
Athens, O., and L. S. Townsend's in Pageville,.
Meigs Co., O. Prompt attention given to the
sollection of claims, and other businessmen
trusted to them. 2-46-ly
IIKITED STATES HOTELr i
M. A. Hudson, Proprietor, (formerly occu- dk
pied by M. A. Webster,) one square below 3uM.
the Rolling Mill, Pomeroy, O. By endeavors to
accommodate both man and beast in the best
manner, Mr. Hudson hopes to receive a; con
stantly increasing patronage. 2'-e-ly
Dealer in and Manufacturer of Umbrel
las. He holds himself in readiness to;
make Umbrellas to order, or repair old ,
ones in the most substantial manner. He wilt
also buy worn-out Umbrellas at liberal prices.
Shop on Linn street, north of Smith's Shoe
He would also inform the public that he pre
pares a SALVE, which he will warrant equal
to any in use, for the cure of Felons, Catarrhs,.
Burns, Bruises, Sprains, Cuts,; Salt Rheum,
Ring Worm, Rheumatism,- White Swellings,
and many other diseases of the kind. Pricer
25 cents per Box. Jnn. 3, 18G0. 3-ltf-
Racine, Ohio. ' This new and commodious
building has recently been furnished in titer
best style, for the purpose of entertaining: tho
public travel. The undersigned will use every
exertion to make his guests comfortable, and)
respectfully solicits a liberal patronage.
April 10, '60. 15-5m R. II. PILCHER.
S. W. ROSS,
Paper Hanger, tilzr, &c., Pomeroy, Ohio
Paper put on at f'-om 12.. to 1-" c ! per bolt,
according to quality. Orders leit at Ti-lcgrcph
Printing Office promptly attended to. 17-'2ni
W5I. RX ST,
Tailor, Front street, :i tew doors west of Court,.
Pomeroy, O. Men and Boy's clothes made to
order; also, cutting done. As I have a JSo. 1
sewing miiciiiue, my facilities for doing work,
are complete. . -20-ly
JtilK. - '
tson, Jig, K.