October 27, 1860

The Macomb Eagle

“Where are you?”

The republicans hold that Congress have the power to extinguish slavery, and prevent its extension.  The Democratic Party contends that the constitution grants no such power to Congress – that slavery, being a local institution, it is left with the people directly interested to say whether they will have it or  not. – The slavery question in Congress has cost the people millions of dollars, and come well nigh dissolving the Union.  The Democrats are in favor of kicking it out of Congress and leaving it with the people and legislatures of territories.  To this doctrine of non-intervention by Congress into local affair of the territories, every man subscribed who voted for Cass or Taylor in 1848, Pierce or Scott in 1852, or Buchanan in 1856.  Where are they now? – Those who support Lincoln have apostacised from their faith – in plainer terms have abolitionized.

“Ten Days More!”

Only ten days more elapse until the great verdict of the people shall be rendered.  We believe the minds of the people are about made up – that their purposes are formed – that their votes are determined upon.  Let no trick of the enemy deceive you.  Let no falsehood of the republicans deter you from voting your honest sentiments as citizens and patriots.  Let no cunningly devised fable mislead as to the importance of every individual vote, nor divert you from voting to sustain the principles of old-time Democracy.  The great majority of the people are patriotic – they love the Union – they acknowledge the Constitution as the highest law in the land.  Will they not vote to preserve the Union as our Fathers made it? – They believe the Union can endure permanently, part slave and part not slave; will they not vote to rebuke Lincoln’s sectionalism, as he proclaims the division fatal to the existence of the Union?  Who were the wiser, the Fathers who made the Union as it is, or Lincoln, who says the Union cannot exist as it is, and whose ruthless hand would be reached forth to make the States all free?  If you are for peace – if you are for localizing the slavery question – if you believe the South to be men and brethren, possessing the same inalienable privileges that you possess – then vote for Douglas and the Union.  If you think this government is worth preserving – if you think the extinction of slavery should not be attempted by the general government – then vote against Lincoln and his abolition allies.  The destinies of the nation are in the hands of the people.  We enjoin them to be true to their principles, and to be earnest in defeating and rebuking sectionalism.  Keep your attention on the great object to be attained by a Democratic victory, and march steadily and irresistibly as an avalanche toward its achievement.  The Constitution and the Union – Democracy and Popular Sovereignty – these are the watchwords that shall lead us on to a glorious triumph.

THE LARGEST STOCK OF GROCERIES!

The Best in Quality!

THE CHEAPEST IN PRICE!

that can be found in McDonough County!

W. D. Wilson

Has Now in Store

FAMILY GROCERIES

-of the latest growth and the best manufacture-

Such as

SUGAR, BROWN, WHITE, CRUSHED;

MOLASSES AND SYRUPS, OF ALL KINDS;

COFFEE, RIO, JAVA, LAGUYRA;

TEAS, BLACK AND GREEN, ALL GRADES;

TOBACCO, FOR CHEWING AND SMOKING;

CRACKERS, SODA, BUTTER, ETC.;

CHEESE, HAMBURG AND RESERVE;

CANDIES, ALL STRIPES AND VARIETIES;

SOAP, CHEMICAL, PALM, ETC.;

SHOT, ALL SIZES;

RICE, SPICES, ORANGES, LEMONS,

SODA, APRICOTS, CHERRIES.

PRUNES, EXTRACTS,

COTTON YARN,

PEACHES, STRAWBERRIES

Willow and Wooden Ware, Candles, Vinegar,

Lard, Hams, Shoulders, Sides, etc.

100 Barrels of Salt!

Just received and for sale

By the Barrel or by the Pound

Great Bargains

Will be offered to

Farmers and others,

Who purchase them for Three or Six

Months at a time!

My Goods Are For Sale,

And Cash Takes Them Right Along!

I want to buy all the Produce,

Lard, Hams, Bacons, Butter, Eggs,

Potatoes, &c, &c

That can be brought to us, for which we will pay

The highest price in Cash or Groceries

Give me a call – what I do is the thing to judge

me by.

Mrs. McDonald

Informs the Ladies of Macomb and McDonough County, that she has just received a stock of Goods from Chicago.  Also, she has on hand Crape, Silk, and Straw Bonnets, Ruches, Flowers, Ribbons, etc., which she will sell at her lowest price.  Also, some extra-fine Straw Bonnets. She will take flour, bacon Hams, Butter, Lard, etc., in exchange for goods. Shop near the Presbyterian Church.

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