Newspaper Page Text
t ftoLLAM A YtAH, pft.Tb1 t fttiTftltet).
AsMVBolug qmm of eaotJiiUtvfl for v(He $5,00,
Obitnar Notices ret twslra linos, charged at
the roffalr ilvtrtpnt rates.
All oetamunlcallons intmleil to promote the prU
Tata end or Interests of Corporations, Hoeietles,
Schools or ImtiT .duals, will b ebarged as advertisements.
.S:40HH BELL, j0y
FOR TICK PRKSIDKNt"""
A RD EVERETT,
r I1H Hl'SRTT,.
rOR THK RTATR AT LA ROC
1 BAII.IR PRYTON, nf gmnncr.
. K. O. T.VYM)R, of Carter.
t DLL J AS. IV. t)KADEUflK. of W.hinrlo.
M " O. P. TKMPI.H. nf Knnx.
3d '" Al.FRKIX'AI.KWlil.Uof McMinn.
4lk - B. 8. STANTON, of ttmilh.
6lh . EDWARD 1. HOLLA DA V, of Wilson.
Ilh " WM. F. KKKCIIKVAUof Liuoolu.
Tib" JOHN C. 1IR0W.V, of Giles.
Kth " JOHN F. IIOfHB, of M.intjfnmt-rT.
th Al.VIX HAWKINS, of Carroll. 1
loth 11K.V.IAMIN 1. NAHOR.ft.nf fMielhv. -
7 Constitution, die Union, ami tie
EnftnvemnU of the Fxtwu.
Athena, Friday Ktrrmbcir t ISBO.
ir-T.KAVK "YOUR FniEM")3AND
STAND BY YOUR COUNTRY. Amlreit
!'J "r" Eloetion Day.
.TUESDAY, the Gth of November, is
Election D.ijr. Remember it, nnd be at
the polls enrly.
'' '', , ... Ben LTilL .
- Hon. Hen. Jf. Hilii will speak nt Dul
ton? orl tb-morrow, (Saturday.)
- Constitutional Union Tickets.
On next pngo will be found a column
of puYo, unadulterated Union Tickets.
Cut out and vote thctn next Tuesday,
Tennesseans! .. .
, Tuesday, the Sixth.
Next Tuosduy, the Gth, is election duy.
Every friend of the Union every foe to
Disunion should bo fit the polls and vote
for Bell and Everett.
Next Monday is County Court day
and the day following is the Presidential
election. We hope every voter of McMinn
who mny be in town on Monday, will cull
at the printing-office and get a supply of
good Union tickets, and then see that they
are distributed nnd voted on Tuesday.
' This is tho lust paper we can issue be
fore the election. We should bo pleased
if canvass subscribers would continue
their subscriptions, lint whether they do
or not, wo trust everyone of them will be
at the polls next Tuesday, tho Oth, and
ote the Union ticket volo against Dis
union vote for Bell and Everett.
.: Bell-Everett Club.
We are requested to give notice that
the Bell-Everett Club of McMinn county
will incct ut tho Court-house to-morrow
evening, utGJ o'clock. A full attendance
, , rJBr
, The Election Jfoxt Tuesday.
..The election to be decided next TUES
DAY is the most important that has oc
curred since tho formation of our govern
ment. For four months wo have been
laboring, at least earnestly, to point our
renders to the magnitude of tho issues in
volved and the eourao which patriotism
and n proper senso of self-preservation
dictated should bo pursued. It we have
failed up to this time, nny thing we could
now say would bo of little avail. Opin
ions are formed and positions taken; and
we havo only to add, that let tho struggle
terminate it as it may, we shall be conscious
of having discharged our duty. All thnt
now remains is to repair to tho ballot-box
,'on TUESDAY and vote the Union ticket.
"Ve again urge all our readers who nre
voters, nil our friends and neighbors, to be
t the polls for the same purpose. There
is danger of a Dissolution of tho Confed
eracy, and it may be the lost time they
will ever huve the privilege of voting for
a 1'icsidcnt of the United .States.
v. Pause Reflect. . ,
j Wo have no doubt thousands of honest,
well meaning demoorats intend, next
Tuesday, to voto for Breckinridge and
Lane, believing that to do so they will
- discharge a duty and serve their country.
Alas! that intelligent men should be to
deceived. Wo huve never believed, or
said, that Breckinridge and Lane were
-DisuniouUU, as Yancey, Rhett, Duvis,
and Toombs are Disunionists; but they
are the candidates of that school, the cho
sen rtpresentatatives of that elemont
nominated at Richmond and at Balti
more and, therefore, every vote cast for
that ticket in Tennessee will bo regard
ed by Um Disunion isia as an endorsement
of their scheme, and will encourage them
, to that extent.. Friends! Democrats!
Pause! Your Country is in one balance,
1'arty in the other! Choose ye between
' 1 A Clincher. . '
The Chattanooga JidtertUer, by way of
- a recommendation and endorsement that
no one would presume to dispute, gravely
and religiously announces, in the last de
spairing throes of dissolution, that "Mr.
TJuefianan is FOB Breckenridge!" When
. the handsome Kentucky Major oomos to
be President of Bill Yancey's Southern
Confederacy, which was part of the pro
gramme hud down at Richmond, if he
dont make that young man of the Adver-
titer A member' of his Cabinet, we shall
' always think he ought to. "Mr. fiuch-
ananit for BreekinridgeJ" ' Oh, Lord! ' "
Tot Down Disunion.
'''Every old man every young man ev-
ery middle! aged man every man who
lovea his country, hi wife tad children,
. should ba.at the polls next Tuesday, the
Ola, and vol for the Union vote against
Disunion vote for Bell and Everett. , , .
. . -To Sntilt nd VoWrm. ' '
, AU.fraoboni of Counties composing new
Counties, will vote in this, election, with
the old Counties they were taken from.
'' Let this'W kept in mind, that no votes
may be lost, or set aside as Illegal.
' tQT-Give one day to your country' in
. . , ... ,i. t. , .
sn is lis time vr u.inxer uo anu vote. . j
Lot the South Stand Firm.
Let the true men of the South, who
love the Union, gather but the closer to
gether in this dark hour of the nation's
gloom. When the storm of passion and
fanaticism rages, it is no time for trae
manhood to cower and orouch. We havo
a noblo heritage a heritage of freedom,
purchased by the toils and cemented with
the blood of revolutionary sires. Let us
be true to them and to ourselves. And
now, while ditunionists ore exultant nt
the prospects of the early consummation
of their heart-felt desire, let the Union
men ot the-South stand forth a deter
mined phalanx to preserve intact the
honor and rights of our section, the peace
of the country, and the indivisibility nnd
Impregnability Of the Union and Consti
tution forever. Let thero be a general
and simultaneous rush to the standard of
BELL and EVERETT, and there aie
true men enough in the North and West
yet to elect' them. Let there be a united
South upon them, and the victory will
be ours, the Constitution, the SoutU's and
Beware of Spurious Tickets.
We have good reasons to believe, thnt
a systeruatio attempt will be made in
East Tennessee, on tho Gth of November
to impose on Bell and Everett men spuri
ous tickets, headed for tho " Union and lite
ttnttitution." ook well to your tickets
and see that they have on them the Bell
and Everett electors, headed with the
names of Peyton nnd Taylor, for the State
at large the District Electors following,
commencing witliDeaderick and conclud
ing with Nabors.
Andy Johnson's speech here last Thurs
day proved to the satisfaction of every
one who heard it, thnt n man could hokl
the high position of United States Sena
tor, and yet be low enough to traduce nnd
misrepresent the candidate of an oppos
ing party, when he knew that, by an ar
rangement of his own, no one would fol
low to correct his misrepresentations and
abuse. In Statesmanship, in the elements
of true greatness, and all tho ennobling
qualities that make a man, John Bell is
as furabovo Andrew Johnson as the stars
of heaven are shove the lower depths.
The engle plutiHs his pinions and soars
gloriously to the mountain's top. Tho
crawling worm, by a tortuous and slimy
policy, attains the same altitude. John
Bell dignified the position of United States
Senator. Tho position has failed to dig
nify Andrew Johnson. He is now going
about, nnd wherever he can gather to
gether a half dozen kindred and sympa
thizing spirits, disgorges tho ranklings
of a cankered and malignant mind.
"Pigmum will bo pigmies, though porclicd od Alpi,
Anil iyraoiiil9 are pyrnmidg in v.ilog."
Plan of tho Secedors.
An agent privately sent from the South
reports to the President that Alabama
and Georgia will certainly secede in forty
days after Lincoln's election. Confiden
tial friends of the President assert that
in that enso he will remain inactive, nnd
permit the thing to go on. The Ilich
mond Enquirer to-day exhorts Virginia, to
go with the South, nnd thus present a
solid front. It is for disunion without
waiting for an overt act, nnd says, "if thnt
bo treason, make the most of it."
The Last Duty.
The first and last duty of the sincere
lover of his country, when the question
of its fate is to be decided, is to go for
ward and enrol his own name in its favor.
If all this class of men will do this on
Tuesday next, Tennessee will have spo
ken in thunder tones against the fanat
ics of tho North and the disunionists of
the South. We invoke the true patriot
the man who would defend tho coun
try from a foreign foo with his heart's
blood, to como up now with his vote
ngninst its international foes. None can
over estimate the importance of the com
ing election, nnd none can absent them
selves from the polls without being recre
ant to his duty. Hally, therefore, friends
of tho Union for tho snko of tho Union.
The Latest Lie.
The Inst lie put in circulation bv the
Secessionists is, that the Bell and Doug
las folks in Kentucky have withdrawn
their electoral tickets and nre going for
Breckinridge. There is not the semblance
of truth about the story. Next Tuesdny
will show that the only ticket withdrawn
in Kentucky is tho Breckinridge ticket.
Brockinridge and his friends will all be
out hunting that dny.
Speaking at the Court-House. .
The appointment for Messrs. House
and Houston having been recalled, the
crowd that assembled at the Court-house
on Tuesday, was addressed by Dr. W. W
Alexander, Hon. 11. B. Brabson, and M.
P. Jarnngin, Esq. all of whom, wo learn,
mndo good speeches.
. . 1 - -
Report says that Tom CJingman is rov
ing over North Carolina, advocating the
Secession .ticket. We rccollcot of hear
ing Thomas, at Knoxville, in 1814, pre
dict, in very emphatio language, that if
this government should ever be destroy
ed, the democratic party would do it.
That was sixteen years ago. Now Thomas
is engaged in the rather questionable bu
siness of helping one wing of that party
verify his prediction. To borrow a fowl
expression, we nre afraid Thomas is a bad
. Getting Beady for a Start.
A despatch from Cleveland, via Deca
tur, Moigs county, reports Bob of the
Banner, as packing his duds preparatory
to a start for the Salt River Diggins. ' '
The Chattanooga 'AJvertiur of last
week says, in typo appropriately large
and black, that "John Bell has not the
ghost of a chance to carry any Northern
State." ' What sort of a- ohanoo does
Breckinridge havo in that diseetionf
If he gets an eleotoral vol North of the
Potoinao, outside the tern the Douglas
and Bell men have kindly oonaented to
give him' In New York In order to prevent
bis friends there from voting for Lincoln,
we will agree to foreswear truth and culti
vate that talent In whlcTi tl
I editors hav so excelled throughout (he
Measn, Peyton, Folk and Haynea
, at Athens.
On Wednesday, thee gentlemen, Elec
tors' for the State, addressed a large crowd
at tho Court-bouse, in Athens. It was
Col. Haynes' day to lend. He came with
the reputation of a very pretty declaimer
and so he is. In that respect, we have
not the least doubt, he met the fullest
expectation of bis most anient friends.
But if there' was much elso than declama
tion In bis effort here, weeonfesswe were
unable to comprehend it.-. Like every
Breckinridge orator who hn passed this
way in the present oaiu-ass, he consumed
the larger portion of his time in painting
up what terriblo fellows the Black Re
publicans are, and the mischief they in
tendand then trying to pursunde bis
audience that the way to defeat them
nnd their schemes, is to vote for lircckin
ridfit. Oh, most lame nnd impotent con
clusion! Wo nil agree that tho Black
Republicans are bail fellows quite as bad
as the Disunionists. But the idea that
Breckinridge is tho man to beat Lincoln
is really laughable. Col. llnynes was ap
plauded occasionally by the Breckinridg
ers present more, we presume, on ac
count of the maimer, than the matter, of
He was followed by Col. Tolk, who
went into an able argument to show that
his candidato is the regular nominee of
tho regular democratic party, nnd candor
compels us to say that ho was pretty ef
fective in doing his work. Weuro in tho
habit of expressing ourselves quite freely,
yet wo feel a littlo nervous in recording
anything in favor of a Douglas orator.
The Breckiniidgers are so sensitive on
that point. A Douglas man may get up
ond oppeal in n patriotic manner for the
Union, and if a Bell man gives an ap
proving smile or word, "Oli," exclaim
the Seceders, "don't you see how them
chaps nre fmrivyf" as though it was high
treason longer to be for tho Union
of our fathers and the Constitution.
Col. Polk has the facts and the argu
ments on his Breckinridge competitor,
nnd he used them to decided advan
tage hero on Wednesday. In his rejoin
der he got his brother of the erratic
branch of tnc family, down very badly
so much so, that we felt a littlo sorry,
not particularly for Col. Unynes, as he is
used to it, but for two or three members
of tho Breckinridge wing, who when any
thing hurts them can't help letting every
body in the crowd know it.
Col. Peyton appeared next. He has
long enjoyed the reputation of being
among the ablest and most eloquent de
baters in the laud. We heard him twenty-three
years ngo, "in life's morning
march when his bosom was young." He
lias lost none of the fire nnd fervor of
earlier days, while mature years has ad
ded strength, depth nnd breadth to his
clear nnd logical mind. lie took up tho
subject of Disunion, nnd ventilated it
thoroughly. Uo went back to 1832,
when nullification first reared its gorgon
crest in South Carolina traced Disunion
in its tortuous and pcrsistentcouise down
to tho time when it entered tho Charles
ton Convention, and rent the gicut dem
ocratic party in twain; and demonstrated
that it was now openly and boldly np
piouching tho object of Uh long labors:
tho destruction of the government and
tho establishment of a Southern Confed
eracy. Col. Peyton closed with an earn
est and patriotic appeal to good men of all
partios to stand by the UNION, and as
the most effectual -way of preserving it,
to go to tho polls next TUESDAY nnd
VOTE Til E UN ION TICKET.
Men of the South, Stand Firm.
In the event of Lincoln's election, the
united voice of tho South, in fuvor of
Mr. Bell, would produce far more efl'oct
in tempering the violence of n sectional
administration than any other possible
event. Extremes on one side beget ex
tremes on the other. With Lincoln in
tho White House, nnd tho disunionists
triumphnnt nt the South, the country
would be in a blazo in twenty-tour hours,
nnd the scenes of tho French Revolution
would bo soon re-enacted in our midst.
To prevent such a tragical catastropho,
nothing can be inoro effectual than the
union of the Southern electoral voto up
on Bell nnd Everett. Such an act would
prove to tho people of the North that,
however Bectional they may have become,
the South was not willing to surrender
those principles upon which the Govern
ment was founded, and in accordance
with which it has been successfully ad
ministered for seventy years.- Union Guard.
Fusion! Fusion ! P
People who were at Chattanooga last
Saturday, report tho Cleveland Banner
man there, running after nnd hurrahing
for the "Littlo Oinnt!" If Dr. Brown nnd
Mitch. Edwards dont watch that chnp,
he'll voto for Douglas nt last. We know
ho bus no real sympathy with the Dis
unionists. Look oat for a shut ticket!
Extract of a business letter received ut
this oilice, dated
New YonK, Oct. 22. 18tiO.
"Ono thing is certain the
democratic party of tins State will act an
a unit, in the defeat of the black republi
can candidate for the Presidency, how
ever great may ue their uillerences on oth
er matters; and when this great party acts
all together, there is nothing more sure
than victory. The only danger of defeat
rests in its own bosom, and so far as the
Presidential question is concerned, all
democrats in this State nre ngreed, to de
feat Lincoln : to eontider it done."
The writor of the above Is a merchant,
and n democrat. We hope he speaks
ISif Oh, the hypocrisy of Breckinridgo-
Yanccyism in Tennessee! Whilst its
supporters in Louisiana, Mississippi, Ala
bama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Flori
da, are demanding the disruption of the
Union, In the event of the eleotion of
Lincoln, an event which cannot happen
unless according to the provisions of the
constitution, here, they are asking votes
as Union men. "Oh, shame, where is
thy blushl" i f : ' - ' .
6T" The Breckinridge mass meeting,
at Selma, on the 18th, were requested by
their own friends to pass resolution
authorizing the electors ol their party, in
cose they are eleoted, to cost the vote of
toe State tor whoever It would eleot
against Lincoln, and they, refused 'to do
it. Montgomery At:) Post, (Jet. 18.
B&P Union Men! Remember your
country, in the hour of "her eed, if you
would preserve tlie Union'and the Con
stitution. - -- v
Douglas at Chattanooga. '
Persons who were at Chattanooga lost
Saturday, represent the crowd there to
see and hear the Hon. STErniN A. Dou-
olas, as the largest ever assembled in
East Tennessee. He arrived on the 1 o'
clock train from Nashville, and was re
ceived with tho wildest enthusiasm by a
great multitude which no man could
number. Alter an interval of 20 minutes,
ho was escorted to the stond prepared for
the occasion, with banners and music,
and delivered a speech, occupying an
hour and a half,' which his friends sny
wns not only a successful vindication of his
policy and tho position ho is occupying
before the country, but the ablest eluci
dation of the question of slavery in the
Territories, ever made by nny mini. His
friends and supporters in lower East Ten
nessee, of whom there seems to be a good
ly number, have cause to bo proud of the
manner nnd magnitude of bis reception
nt Chattanooga, nlthoiigh, wo suspect, the
fact that ha is engaged in bntlling ngninst
the Disunion element nnd Sectionalism
in both divisions of tho Union, contribut
ed no little to the noble nnd generous out
pouring nnd hearty enthusiasm which
greeted his appearance last Saturday. No
matter how much they may differ from
him upon questions of strictly political or
governmental policy, or how (irmly deter
mined n majority of them may bo to vote
against him, RUTh nn appeal ns Judge
Doug'ns made for the Union of our fath
ers, will always strike a responsive chord
in tho breasts of tho patriotic masses of
East Tennessee, and receive their warm
We heard tho crowd variously estimat
ed at from ten to fifteen thousand, but
think eight thousnnd.would be near tho
Disunion Its Advocates.
There bos been a crowd of men run
ning over the State, trying to persuade
tho people to vote the Secession ticket,
thereby giving aid nnd comfort to those
who deliberately nvow their intention, in
a certain contingency, which they confi
dently predict, to break up the govern
ment and destroy the Union. We can
imagine a state of nfl'airs thnt would jus
tify Secession nnd Revolution. But as no
such stato of affairs oxists now, nor is
likely to exist, we cannot help regarding
tho man who counsels or aids a resort to
extreme measures a resort to violence,
disunion, and revolution as a traitor, in
intent and purpose, not only to the gov
ernment nnd laws which shelter and pro
tect him, but to the memory and achieve
ment.! of his fathers, to tho teachings and
religion of his mother, to the best inter
ests of his children nnd society no
matter whore such man may live or where
he was born, whether North, South, East
or West.-' Surely no reflecting mind can
calmly contemplate a disruption of the
Urion, with its horrid, desolating results.
May the hnnd that tpnrs it asunder bo
withered, nnd the tongue that pronounces
its dissolution, bo stilled forever! His
name should perish in tho minds of men;
or if remembered, to bo thought of only
with tho horror tluit attaches to tho guil
ty matricide!- " "
"His warm blood tlie wolf shall litp,
'Kru litu ho mrU'il!
His win;; shall (ho hii.url Hup
O'er tho fulso hoiirti'it.
Bbaaio ami dishonursot,
Jy his gruvc ovor;
Blessings Ehall Tollow It,
Never, no nevor!
Is Mr. Bell Sound on the Slavery
The Cincinnati Commercial, tho prin
Black Republican organ of Ohio, holds
tho following language in ruference to tlie
position of Mr. Bell on the slavery ques
tion: "Fortunately tho country is left no lon
ger in doubt. By characteristic indiscre
tion of Mr. John Bell himself, wo are
placed in possession of his doctrine of
slavery extension, lie has written a letter
to Mr. Dawson, of Alabama, referring to
his recoid as a Senator, to show where he
now stands, and conveying to him tho in
formation that ho esteems it tho duty of
the Federal Government to protect slavery
in tlie Territories. He denied thnt either
Congress or a Territorial Legislature could
rightfully exoludo slavery from tho Terri
tories, and summed up bis creed on the
matter ns follows: 'Humanity to the
slave, no less than justice to tho muster,
recommends tho policy of diffusion nnd
extension into any Territory ndaptcd to
"Hero thon is the policy of tho Bell nnd
Everett administration clearly foreshad
owed. 'The Union, the Constitution, and
the enforcement of the laws,' means giv
ing to the few slaveholders of the South
the unrestricted right to spread slavery
over nil the Territories now free, nnd pro
tecting them in so doing, by tho whole
power of the Federal Government.
"Wo do not charge that the supporters
of this party in the North are in favor of
all this. We know better. But with all
their power of ignoring things, they can
not ignore the fact that the above is the
rocently avowed creed of their candidute,
and that the policy of his administration
would bo distinctively pro slavery, ami
consequently ndvr-rse to the interests ol
free labor. How any man who has a pref
erence for freo labor over slave, can voto
for a slave-extending candidate for tho
Presidency, we confess ourselves ignor
ant." Mr. Buchanan Alarmed
A letter from Washington, addressed to
the editor of tho Savannah Republican,
"The President has at length become
thoroughly alarmed. Secretary Cobb,
lately returned from Georgia, has brought
to uiui Heavy iiuings, uiui from tlie IIK1I
cations of publio sentiment pervadini
your Stato, no doubt remains, that she is
prepared to join Willi houth Carolina and
withdraw from the Union forthwith, upon
the election of Lincoln. Hitherto, the
President has reposed in confident belief.
that such a crisis was not to arise during
his term; but the signs of the times are
now disturbing even this .questionable
consolation." , ,
Colonel E. D. Baker of Oregon.
The St. Louis Herald, In speaking of
Col. E, V. Baker, one of the new Senators
from Oregon, says i ...
'"Hals in favor of the enforcement of
the r ugitive-slave Law, the Compromse
Measures of 1850. and onnosed to the
abolition of slavery in the District of
(felumbla, or its prohibition in the Terri
tories of tbe United States by Congress.
We speak of him and bis political position
by authority of gentlemen recently from
Oregon, who know bim well." ,
IsaT Remember, voters, it is not wheth
er we shall have "protection" or "non-in-terventiqn,"
but whether we shall have
a country to protect a Constitution to
defend Laws to be enforced!
From the Marlon American.
Letter from Hon. Jere Clemens.
IIcntsvii.1.1, Oct. 11th, I860, i
Dear Sir; It is too Soon as yet to form
an opinion as to what elleet the news from
Pennsylvania will havo .ipon our pros
pects. It ought to increase our strength,
and 1 think will.' It proves, beyond tho
shadow of a doubt, that Breckinridge has
no chance, nnd if his supporters persist
in running him at the South, they will
force ns to the conclusion thnt all their
professions of a desire to see the South
united, are hollow and false. It Is in
their power now to give us an earnest of
their sincerity. They cannot unite the
South upon Breckinridge: because in the
first place, nothing would bo accomplish
ed; and in the second, the Douglas men
will never support bim, even if we were
willing to do so. The South can be united
upon Mr. Bell. Let them, thcreforecome
to us if they really desire an union of the
South and havo not been using that cry
simply for electioneering purposes.
I know very well that some of the lead
ers of the Southern Rights party will al
lege that tfloy nre not sutisfied with somo
of Mr. Bell's votes, anil sny thnt they
doubt his soundness upon Wie slavery
question. I think probable that somo of
them actually bclievo tho absurd accusa
tion, for I know that men under high
excitement may work themselves up to a
neuei in anything, nut even these men,
if they nre capable of ono moment's dis
passionate reflection, must fee that they
have everything to gain, and nothing to
lose, by suiiiportinff Mr. Bell. If I beloiiB-
ed to tho Southern Rights party, and be
lieved mat revolution, or secession, was
the only remedy for wrongs and oppres
sions, existing or impending, I should
oto for John Bell ; because revolution,
to bo succcsslul, must be attempted bv an
united people. Wo do not believe ns they
do that may bo our misfortune but it
certainly renders their success impossible.
They must begin the work by satisfying
us unit they have right and justice on
their side; they must discard every np.
pearanceof bullying; they must manifest
somo willingness to ullow us to try peace
ful remedies, winch we believe will prove
efficacious. If we succeed, they ought to
rejoice; if wo fail, they will have a right
to demand our co operation in the more
energetic measures they propose. In
this way, and this way alone, it is possible
to unite the South. The Union men of
Alabama ure not so mean spirited as to be
tWii ii into rebellion. That is a delusion
which, if it be indulged, must have n ter
rible ending. Threats will accomplish no
good; they may inllume and excite, but
they will intimidate no one whoso co
operation is worth having. Argument
now will be of little avail to change opin
ons which are so firmly fixed. The best,
us it ought to bo the easiest nnd most
agreeablu mode of bringing about an
united public sentiment, is, to give our
measures n lair trial. For eight years
past, the Democracy have had undis
puted control of the Federal and State
Govern monts. They have confessedly
failed to place our rights and interests
u)ion a secure nnd satisfactory basis.
Why not let us try? If they gain noth
ing else, tlu?y ramove from our minds nil
suspicion of their sincerity, and in the
last lesort secuio our zealous assistance.
If they do not deem that assistance worth
the sacrifice, they must abide the conse
quences. I do not know what they will
be, und would not paint them if I did.
I desire to keep ns fur off from making
threats ns I am from trembling when
they arc mndo by others.
To Ch'n. Cor. Com. Marion B. & E. Club.
Tho Proudest Eocollection of his
Yancey said, in his speech nt Rich
mond, Virginia, lately, that tho proudest
recollection of his life is in having re
fused to voto for Gen. Cuss, in 1818.
This is, he is proud of having bolted
from his party in 1848, but he is no doubt
still prouder of his big "bolt" ill 18liO.
Let it be remembered that Breckin
ridge "bolted" in 1818 also. And he and
Yancey, and nil the other seceders, are
bolters iu 18C0. What think the old
line Democrats of their "bolting" lenders
What Did He Ever Do P
The Montgomery (Ala.) Post Bays the
Breckinridge papers nre eloquent over
the records of John Bell and Edward
Everett; we wonder if they will ever
find time to tell us anything about Mr.
Breckinridge? What did he ever do?
When or where did ho ever speak in Itv
vor of slavery? When or whore did he
ever give a vote for it? What is his re
cord upon the subject? Cannot those
eloquent advocates for the extonsion und
protection of slavery tell us whon or
where their candidates ever spoke or
voted in fuvor of its extension and pro
Disunionists nre shown but littlo favor
in Northwestern Virginia: "Amnn named
King was egged nnd run out of Piedmont,
Virginia, lust week, for avowing himself
in fuvor of the dissolution of tlie Union."
The Treasury Ten Million Loan.
Wo nre not disposed to look with alarm
upon trifling signs of disturbance in mon
etary nfl'airs, but a notice of the sale, at
Washington, yesterday, of the SIO.IXIO,
0(10 Federal Five Per Cents., at the low
prices reported, is not of this character.
nnd this notico should arrest the serious
attention of every careful man. In tho
midst of profound peace in Western
Europe, and with every element of na
tional prosperity at home, tlie paltry na
tional debt cannot be renewed at nny
thing in the way of premium over five
A part of this decline may be nttribut
ed to the ill-judged course of the Secre
til ry of the Tieusury, who selected the
height ot nn excited political canvass in
which to borrow money; but there is no
denying the haul fact, that publio confi
dence bus been so shaken by the anti-
slavery agitation, that New York, backed
by all the European capital here, did not
bid enough at any price to ease the wants
of theTreusury. - -
The City Bank Stutement is also one of
tlie signs or the tunes, which conserva
tive men should nolo. Although the
banks carry a greater average of specie,
by nearly two millions, than lust week,
they have loaned little or nothins of it.
and have called upon tho merchants that
owe :nem to pay up HIHI.IKhj of losns.
Exoessive caution is the order of tbe day,
T-JV. Y, JZepreu. , ,
Why no rucr Psaiss Him? Yonooy is
known to all men who havo any knowl
edge of his political history, to be a rabid
disunionists, and yet his praise is now
generally in the mouths demoorats.
Why is this if they are In favor of the
Union? - . , ....
NT Any southern man, who pro
nounces John Boll unsound upon the
slavery question, la himself unsound up
on tbe personal vcrucity question.
The Disunion Plot.
Currrspnndwiee of the N. T. Times.
. It is my painful duty to confirm,' on
undoubted authority, the statement which
hns gone abroad from this city, Implicating
certain high officials in the most diaboli
cal schemes of treason and Disunion.
Tbe gentleman who revealed the plot Is
R. J. Lackev, Esq., late of tho Trensury
Department. Ho is a Virginian by birth,
and son-in-law to Ex-Oovernor King, of
Missouri, nnd enjoys a reputation in this
community for integrity and goodness of
heart, of which any mnn might be proud.
He wns dismissed from office a few weeks
ago, on the pretended ground that be
hnd declared his preference for Lincoln
over Breckinridgo. This be denies, nnd
the probabilities nil go to sustain his de
nial, for be is not only a Southerner, but
tho owner of a largo amount of slave
property in Missouri.
Mr. Lackey distinctly states thnt a high
official in the Treasury Department com
municated to him the plan of the Dis
unionists, of which ho cordially approved.
The plan, ns stated, is for the Governors
of the Southern States to convene their
Legislatures by proclamation on the 8M
dny of A'oeemler, or ns soon thereafter as
the election of Mr. Lincoln enn be ascer
tained; thnt the Legislatures Kill proceed to
declare the Union dissolved, and to pronounce in
favor of Mr. Breckinridie at the Prceident of
the Southern L nion. '
Mr. LncKey nt once denounced thin
treasonable scheme, nnd pointed out tho
folly and wickedness in which it originated
and the terriblo consequences to which
an attempt to put it intoexecution would
lend. There can belittle doubt that this
patriotic and honorable course of his wns
tho real ground of his dismission, although
his preference for Mr. Douglas, and bis
refusul to pay black-mail for tbe promo
tion of Mr. Breckinridge's election,
would be ample excuse for it, in tbe esti
mation of Mr. Cobb.
I nm sorry to say thnt thero is every rea
son to believe thnt Secrotury Cobb is aware
of, nnd listens to this conspiracy against
tho Constitution nnd Inws of his country,
which ho has taken a solemn onth to sup
port, if be is not himself nn nbetter in
it. He is tho bosom friend of the gentle
man who revealed it to Mr. Lnckey, nnd
that friend, who is a mnn or excellent
private character, is known to bo pro
foundly impressed with nn idea of the
wisdom nnd patriotism of the Sccrefnry.
If Mr. Cobb hns no sympathy with this
nefarious sehemo ho will not permit those
who avow their complicity in it to hold
oflico under him. It is monstrous thnt
conspirators against tho Government nre
not only permitted to go ntlurgein the
face of duy, but are the peculiar favorites
of the party in power, nnd the recipients
of its patronage.
The Georgia papers freely state flint
Mr. Cobb while on his recent visit to his
homo, nvowed himself in favor of dis
union in the event of Mr. Lincoln's eleo
tion. This allegation, and the charges
madoby Mr. Lnckey, cannot have escaped
bis notico, or the notico of tbe official or
gan. Yet no contradiction has been put
forth, nnd tbe inference is irresistible
that the charges are true. If Mr. Cobb
wcro impeached by tho obscurest news
paper or politician in tho Union, with
disloyalty to Slavery, the official paper
would take the earliest opportunity to
brand tho allegation asfalso; but an im
putation upon his loyalty to tho Union,
and to his official oath, is deemed of too
little consequence to require contradic
tion. But the Treasury plan of a Sonthern
Confederacy is by no means a secret con
fined to the suporior officers of that de
partment. The subordinates are blurting
it about the streets in a tone of defiance,
which shows that they havo the utmost
confidence in its success.
Bell or Lincoln-Which will You
What wo foresaw, at the beginning of
this contest, at least as soon as tho dis
ruption of tho democratic party was com
pleted, has now become manifest to nil
impaitial spectators, that the struggle is,
to all intents and purposes, between
John Bell, the candidate of the friends
of tho Constituton, the Union and the
enforcement of the Laws, and Abraham
Lincoln, tho champion of all the anti-
slavery elements of the North including
the abolitionists and tho followers of the
"irrcpressiblo conflict." Men of Ten
nessee, men of the South, men of the
Union, wnich will you have? Which do
you prefer, nationality or sectionalism?
To vote for Breckinridge or Douglas, will
bo to throw away your strength. Your
only choico is between Bell nnd Lincoln.
Can you hesitate? Can you parley? Cun
you debate between the two?
Minute Mes is Florida. The Fernan-
dinn East Floridian suys :
We nre pleased to lenrn thnt a compa
ny of "Minute Men" has recently been
organized in Fcnnndins, under the most
favorable circumstances. The association
already numbers amongst its members
many ot our most respectable young men,
who are fully impressed with the emer
gency now so imminent, and who ure
prepared to defend and protect those
rights whose destruction is speedily
threatened. 1 he "blue cockade" is fa
miliar to many of the citizens of Florida,
and the Palmetto State is not the only
section where t hut emblem will be worn
and appreciated. From the tone and
temper of the people of Florida, we con
fidently expect the organization of "Min
ute Men" will pervade every portion of
.1.. s...... 1 ...!. ....., ...:.i.:.. ... .. I...
... d nuiia, unit vinuiuiv nuuiu ita iiiiikb
our best and most putriotio citizens. Sue.
cess to itl . .i
IfciyThe Savannah Republican says the
Breckinridge Democracy nre likely to
have a merry lime of it with some of their
new converts. Dr. Miller, in a speech
the other day, said be was no Democrat,
but stood still, and the Breckinridgers
had come to him, and were stunding'bii
the Know-Nothing platform au announc
ement that was not to well received by tbe
Hardshells present. ' The Doctor clinch
ed the nail by felling them that the first
truth that was aver put in a Demoeratio
platform burst the party to atoms! -
Voir It is said that ull the Presidential
electors in Florida have declared them
selves opposed to disunion in case of Lin
coln's election. Therein more-virtue in
mi uh a declaration, as affecting the dura
tion of our Union, thun nil the fabled wa
ters of Ponce do Leon's founfuin could
Important Letter from John C
Breckinridge. In the Alhormule Southron, publis hect
nt Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and in
its issue of Friday, the 19th, we find a
short letter from John C. Breckinridge to
Dr. Cohoon, the Mayor of Elizabeth City;
which Is a beauty and wonder indeed.
It appenis that the nforesnld Dr. Cohoon,
nnxious to obUin a reply to the Norfolk
questions, and nothing daunted by the
ill-success of tho Breckinridge elector fbf "
tho Norfolk district, undertook, by him
self, the peculiar task of pumping an
answer out of the distinguished lender of ,
the Disunion forces, and has actually suc
ceeded in drawing forth from Mr. Breck
inridgo nn epistle of grent magnitude and
mnrvellousness. We ngree with the edi
tor nforesnid, that the eminent success of
tlie nforcsaid Dr. Cohoon, in unsealing
the lips of poor Breckinridge, has im
mortalized bis name, and henceforth he
will be known ns the mnn, who succeed
ed in extracting nn answer to the Nor
folk questions, from John C. Breckin
ridge. The following is nn extract from
Breckinridge's letter to Dr. Cohoon, as
we find it published in the Southron news
paper: Lexinotox, Ky., Oct. 4tli, 18G0.
Dear Sir:- Yours of the first instant
hns been received. Tbe questions you
ask, nre nnswered in my enclosed speech i
I esteem Mr. Ya.vcev lin.ui.r and hats
KNOWN HIV I.ONO AND lAVORAIll.T.
Mr. Breckinridge is not Mr. Yuncoy.
I love the Union, but tbe South better.
If elected, the Union under my care,
shall never be disseminated.
JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE.
Dr. J. T. P. C. Cohoon, E. City, N. C.
In commenting on tho foregoing, the
editor of the Southron says: "The letter
hat been shown ve, from which we took the
above extractt. In the above extractt, we have
quoted the language of Mr. B. verbatim.
What Mr. Breckinridge means by the
concluding pnrngraph in bis letter, we
nre scarcely ablo to comprehend. Wo
think that a gentleman who aspires to
fill the high and responsible office of chief
executive of tho United States, ought to
be competent to express himself in aa in
telligent manner. Why did not Mr.
Breckinridge declare, thnt if elected, un
der bis care the Union should not be dis
united. Thnt would bnve been so plain,
that tho wayfaring man, though a fool,
could not have erred therein, As it is,
we think it exceedingly foggy; and fur
thermore, wo think Mr. Breckinridge nn
exceedingly foggy candidate. lie does
not intend for his real sentiments to bo
"Now, we would suggest to Dr. Cohoon,
to write again to Mr. Breckinridge, and
endeavor to ascertain, whether or not, ha
means thnt :f elected,' the Union shall
not be 'disseminated,' as he wrote it, or
whether he meant to sny, 'the Union
shall not disunited' in tho event of his
election. By the timo nn answer is re
ceived, perhups the election will be over.
"We nguin warn the people not to vote
for a candidate who is afraid of his real
sentiments to be known. . Breckinridgo
seek to dissolve the Union. He is, thei
fore, a dangerous man to be elevated
tho chief magistracy of this nation."
What Mr. Toombs is going Do P
Wo find the following in tho Sumter
Republican, as purporting to come from
a gentleman in Oglethorpe county to his
friend in South West Georgia:
"I heard a Georgia Senator say the oth
er day in private conversation, that in
the event of Lincoln's election, he would
resign before Buchanan's timo was out,
come home, raise an army of ten thou
sand men nnd when be crossed the Po
tomnc ngnin it would be with his drawn
sword. The Senator said there were
thirty members of Congress pledged to
that position, nnd would go with hint,
some from every Southern State. He
talked about it like it wnsn small mutter;
it looks very gloomy, indeed, to me."
What Will Georgia DoP
Tn the event of Lincoln's election, the
question is asked What will Georgia do?
Some of tho Breckinridge papers nnd
leaders, we observe, advocate immediate
disunion. The success of the Bluck Re
publicans will, undoubtedly, precipitute
this fearful issue upon us, and whilst we
shall indulge in no feeling of bitterness
towards those who advocate irr.mediate
disruption for the South will hare great
provocation we shall urge the utmost
deliberation in meeting an issue so mo
mentous. As tho people ull the people
uro vitally interested in this question, it
should be submitted for their decision.
Any action in udvance of such decision
would be improper and indiscreet. They
should not, they will not be "precipita
ted into revolution" against their own
tree will. Journal it- Messenger.
Chances in Alabama.
The Columbus (Ga.) Enquirer says:
"Tho Breckinridgo Mass Meeting at Sel
ma, Ala., Inst week refused to pass a res
olution authorizing tho Electors of their
parly, in case they are elected, to cast
the vote of Alabama for any candidate
for the Presidency whom it can elect over
Lincoln, though called upon so to do by
members of the party. We learn from
the Montgomery 1'ott, that "quite a num
ber of the moat respectable and intelli
gent gentlemen of the Breckinridge par
ty at Selma have renounced their con
nection with it on account of the refusal
of (the party to pass the resolution." The
rctisul makes it evident that the Brock
iniidge leaders will not make any sapri
fief of party for tbe sake, of preventing
th election of Lincoln, but are ready to
sacrifice the Union itself if he is eleoted
byltheir treachery. They persist in policy
calculated and Resigned to permit the
triumph of Lincoln, and avow their pup
Hes to revolutionize tbe Government in
tiif event of the success of their own pol
Icjj! Is it a wonder that conservative and
Uionrloving men are fast deserting them,
aftt-r so unmistakable an exposure of the
game they are playing?" . . y
ST The Tribune's Washington dis
patch sayst Orders have gone out bene
to the States of the Northwest directing
the administration Denioorat to vote : for
the Douglas eleotoral ticket.
' The same corresDondent savsi I haar
of the default of the postmaster at Keo
kuk, Iowa, and also of another in a lead
ing town in Illinois either Alton. o
4& See that every Union man is veup
autnci cotuci to tho pollp. '