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WALLACE GRUELLE, Editor.
JFJf OCRATIC STATE TICKET.
jjl3.es n. mBEABV,
- of Madison coenty.
lOHV C TJTDERWOOn.
t of Warren county.
' THOMAS E. MOWS.
' Jof MeCracken county.
1 For Auditor.
1IOW AD SMITH,
of Owto county.
, For TrMMorer.
JAMES W. TATE,
of Franklin county.
Ior 6unrintendent of Poblle Itintrnctlon,
, II. A. M. nrccDEnsox.
' of Bourbon-county.
" ' " Fr Regtter of Land Office,
r " THOMAS D. MARCUM.
ff ' of Lawrence county.
vr hnlJ it t6 be ab-olutelv eisentia! to the
prMerrati n of the liberties of the citiseni, that
W. ..V-ril States shall be maintained in all
their rights, dignity and equality, as the most
complete and reliable administration of their
own' domestic concerns, and the surest bulwarks
araiaet 'Bntireoubllctn tendencies. Every
attempt on the -part of the Federal Oorernment
brezcrolse s power not delegated to it in the
rMihiiiAii. nr tn a--r-lif a. delegated riower
M 1 ia . w r, . k .
iira'nV manner not therein prescribed, Is an act
of usurpation', demanding the instant and un
ci q lifted condtmnatiomor a people jealous of
their liberties. And we hold that any unoon
titattonal nrterferraee by the General Govern
Bint with the local affairs of any State to any
extent or snder any pretense whatever should
be at once condemned by all elasses of every
section, of the Union, as all such acts tend to
the destruction of onr Federal system and the
ronsolidatioa of all power in a centralised des
'pot.rta HARTFOBJ), OHIO COUNIY,, KY.
-. WEDNESDAY. MAY 12. 1875.
v THE NOMINATIONS.
' The long agony is over. The .Con
vention met, did its work, and dissolv
ed. There was no rupture, no bicker?
ing, bo sowing of dragon-teeth. It was
the. largest gathering of the kind that
ver- assembled in the Stae. It was
composed of the intelligence of the par
ty, ainrd' its "patriotism. It performed
its labor intelligently and patriotically.
The ticket it placed in the field & 'an
exceptionally strong one. There is not
a man upon it who is not conspicuous
for the purity of his private life; and
pach one .is eminen tly well qualified for
the position assigned him. On the
whole, it has been many a year since
the people of Kentucky have had pre
sented to them a ticket composed of
eo faultlers material. - We. will give it
. our. tMrnest, hearty, enthusiastic sup-
Borbrldqe, the -Federal hero, was
digapointed in obtaining an office from
the Administration; and Williams, the
Confederate hero, was disappointed in
obtaining an office from the Democracy
ef: Kentucky. Now let these twin he
roes together seek some secluded spot
in the-vast-solitude-of the primeval for
est, and there, in some wild and ghost
ly glen, create a Fountain of Sorrow
with their commingled tears.
We are inclined to the opinion that
the New York Ledger school of etiquette
leans somewhat to the uncomfortable.
"Tor instance, the Ledger thus decides:
' "When a gentleman arid lady are walk-
rag in the street, the lady should walk
inside the gentleman." For our part,
we have enough trouble with our "in
nards" already, and don't care to -have
any one stamping around inside of us.
The resolutions of the Granges de
nying that theirs is a political organi-
' xation. read very well in print; but how
about this thing of meeting in secret
conclave and .nominating candidates for
the Legislature? as was the case in this
and Ballard counties. We confess that
we are old fogy enough to value an ounce
cf practice above a ton of profession.
An Owens bo ro maiden ate five pounds
of wedding cake, the other night, pre
paratory to dreaming of her future hus-
,band. She is now hunting for a con
vent, declaring that she'll take the black
veil to keep from marrying the monster
ehe saw in her dream.
Small Talk, ol the Courier-Journal,
says that to our trained ear the hand-
organ is the sweetest piano in the world
except a brass band. Wherein he is
mistaken. The piano of our soul is a
In view of the character of weather
we are now treated to, it will' not be
amiss to read Thomson's couplet after
Com, gentle Spring,
Diptherea! mildness, come.
"Judge McManama has fined and
put under bonds some of the magistrates
of Henry and Franklin counties bec-iuee
they refusetLto build secure jails." W
wrely need a Judge Mcllanama in this
neck of woods.
A young man in Co&necticut, aged
23, alio has a holy horror of raotlters-in-law,
made a dead sure thing of miss
ing one the other day by marrying an
orphan of 05 summers.
Now let the &v(hern Agriatlturalut
trot out its candidate for Governor.
rROCKEDINGS OF-THE DEMO
CRATIC STATE CONVEXTIOJT.
Thursday, the Gth day of May, 1875,
.will hereafter stand in the history of Ken
tucky Democracy as the beginning of the
epoch that is to witness the union of all
its white citizens and many of the more
intelligent colored people under the
Democratic flag, bound together by the
common spirit of resistance to Federal
nsurpation. "When Lucius Desha who
represents the purest and best instinct of
Democracy and Cassicb II. Clay who
represents the ancient abolition clement,
the bitterest and most uncompromising
foe of Democracy in the past can march
hand clasped in hand and shield locked
in shield, beneath the same flag, united
heart and soul in the sentiment: "The
Constitution intact: Home Rule in the
State: Liberty of Person and Speech to
the Citizens," surely we canuot be pro
nounced an oversanguine prophet when we
assert that Democracy will ultimately be
come the political creed of the virtue, in
telligence and decency of the white race
in Kentucky. .
And the initial stride in that direction
was taken at Frankfort last Thursday.
The attempt of, Sorghum Williams to
sail into place and power on the tide of
the passions and prejudices born of the'
late terrible war, was an ignominious
failure. The intelligence of the e-Con
federate element was decidedly bostfleto
him. The war is truly over. The Dem
ocratic party of Kentucky is composed of
men who were divided as far apart as the
poles on the question of seceseioo, the old
Union rentiment.. decidedly preponder
ating. The: nomination-ol Williams, af
ter bis extraordinary and disgraceful can
vass as a Confederate "hero,- would have
driven that Union sentiment to act with
the opposition to assure his defeat, and it
would have been an herculean task to
have ever reunited the factions thus crea
ted. Happily the wise men of the party met
and averted it Sorghum went into .the
convention with an instructed strength
almost sufficient to secure him the nomi
nation on the first ballot. He came out
of it as badly whipped as he was at Rhea
town. "Surely Goo must, have taken the
party in His hands, and preserved it as
an instrument in the fnture for the pres
ervation of the life of the Republic.
Gloria in excelsit !
At 12 o'clock u. Hon. George W.
Craddock, Chairman' of the State Central
Committee, called the- Convention to or
der on the State House green. Hon. John
M. Elliott, of Boyd, and Gen. Lucius De
sha, of Harrison, were put in nomina
tion lor the position of temporary chair
man. The ballot resulted in the election
W. T. Samuels, of Franklin, Thomas
S. Pettit and Robert Campbell, both of
Daviess, were appointed temporary secre
The committee on permanent oraniza
lion, on credentials, and on resolutions.
on motion, were now appointed, composed
of one delegate from each congressional
district, and two for the State at large.
The chairman appointed the following
COMKITTEI ON" OROANIZATIOK.
From the First district J. C. Gilbert.
Second district J. W. Bickers.
Third district W. 'H. Payne.
Fourth district W. F. Bell.
Fifth district Charles R. Long.
Sixth district 0. P. llogan.
Seventh district C. Ml Harwood
Eighth district J. H. Bruce.
Ninth district Richard Reid.
Tenth district J. M. Botts.
For State at large W. C. P. Breckin
ridge and James F. Clay..
COMMITTEE OH CREDENTIALS.
First District Thomas H. Corbett.
Second District 3. F. Dempsey.
Third District J. P. Nuckols,
Fourth District WYN. Beckham.
Fifth 'District Geo. W. Anderson,
Sixth District-S. M. Harris.
Seventh District A.Duval.
Eighth District D.ty. MitchelL
Xinth District T. J: Henry.
Tenth District A. W. Bascom.
State at large Thomas Turner, J. M.
COMMITTEE ON .HESOLCTIONS.
First District a I. Bullock.
Second District James F. Clay.
Third District Thomas II. Hines.
Fourth District J. W. Hopper.
Fifth District R. Mallory.
Sixth District 0. D. McManama.
Seventh District Ben Selby.
Eighth District J. W. Alcorn.
Ninth District G. W. McClure.
Tenth District John M. Rice.
F6r the State at large Joshua F. Bui
litt and J. Warren Grigsby.
The convention then Took a recss until
i! o'clock p. it: '
The convention was called to order at
2 o'clock by the President.
CoL W. C. P. Breckinridge, from .the
committee on permanent organization,
made the following report, which was
Permanent chairman, Gen. Lucius
Desha, of Harrison.
- Permanent Secretary, Thos. S. Pettit,
with an assistant from each district in
First District Oscar Turner.
Second District John H. McHenry.
Third District Jno. J. Gatewood.
Fourth District Monroe Adair.
Fifth dijtrict S. L. Gaar.
Sixth District Martin.
Seventh Djstrict Geo. W. Craddock.
Eighth District Cassius M. Clay.
Ninth District D. D. Sublett
Tenth District Frank Cleveland.
Each county in the convention shall
have its strength represented on the basis
of the Leslie vote, and each county will
be entitled in the convention to one vote
for every 100 Democratic votes, and one
for each fraction of 50. This will make
the vote 1,265 in the convention, requir
ing 633 votes to nominate.
The order in which the nomination
will be made is as follows: For Governor,
Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General,
Auditor, Treasurer, superintendent of
Public Instruction, Register of the Land
The following executire committee was
rirst district Willis B. Machen.
Second district Charles. Eaves.
Third diHtrict J. E. Ilalsell.
Fourth ffiatrict E. E. McKay.
Fifth district W.-B. Hoke.
Sixth district Madison Gibson.
Seventh district G. W. Craddock.
Eighth district J. . W. Alcorn. '
Ninth district Richard Reid. "
Tenth district J. E Smith.
State at large J. Warren Grigsby,
j. ju, nigger.
STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE.
The following State Central Committee
was agreed upon:
George P. Doern.
John Watts Kearney.
Thomas L. Jefferson.
Theodore L. Burnett.
W. C. D. Whips.
Dr. Thomas Bohannon.
The entire report was adoptod as
REPORT ON CREDENTIALS
It was not until 4 o'clock that the
committee on credentials made its report,
and it was impossible to proceed with
nominations until the report had been
made and adopted. The report was as
That all the counties in the State are
renresented in person or by proxy author
ized to cast the vote thereof, except the
countv of Whitley, and that all the Dem
ocrats in attendance from the county of
Christian are entitled to act as delegates,
each being entitled to cast his pro rata
proportion of the vote ot said county.
Gen. Desha thanked the convention for
the honor conferred in selecting him as
permanent chairman of the convention,
and again urged the importance ot good
REMARKS OF CASSIUS M. CLAY.
The committee on credentials not being
ready to report, the time of the conven
tion was occupied by short speeches by
prominent men from different parts of
The Hont Cassius M. Clay was loudly
called for, and. was greeted- upon the
stand by loTid applause.' He Baid:
Mb. Cuarmam and Gentlemen. 1 feel
sensibly the compliment you have paid
me by this call to address a lew words to
ceive me among you, so that I may justly
say that, although I am not easily terri-
hed, but being among tne unternned, I
am lwnav a Itllla lowlfiol T T. ti -li I ar
and annlftiiop I H-niiprnpn 1 Icnniv thm
a .L V.
is too muoh to be done here to-day to lis-
ten to speeches at this time. X thank
you ior what 1 Know you intend as a
compliment. Allow me to say that I
have always professed to be a Democrat,
I, am an old-fashioned Jefferson Demo
crat, We stand to-day on the same plat
form. You are there, and I am there, and
we are together. I do not eare who crit
icizes, but I believe you are to-day the
true defenders of the Republican and
Democratic principles of 1776. Tbe Dem
ocratic party .to-day stands upon Ihese
principles, and it is .the true defender of
theconstitutional liberties of this country.
Therefore, if I am not untrue myself, I am
nothing else but a Democrat, arid am not
ashamed to be enlisted under such names
ha Jefferson, Madison, and Jackson.
REMARKS OF MR. BRECKINRIDGE.
Col W. C. P. Breckinridge was called
and made a short stirring speech. He
spoke of tbe Democratic party as the true
party of constitutional liberty, and being
profoundly impressed with the importance
of this convention and campaign as bear
ing upon national affairs in the next
Presidential election, he hoped the con
vention would take such action as all could
approved, and whether the particular
man that was desired, should oe noinina-
ted, or some other man, that the whole
nfirtr wonH unnnon the successful enndi-
date. The party' in Kentucky be said,
was State'- righu Democracy, sUndine
up for the liberty ana equality o. the peo-
Ele, for free trade and a sound currency,
ome rule, and equal rights for every citi-
! a a A tla -a- S a.
a. .a aa 1. . 1
zen in lue cuuairy. xjlc rcuuiuuicuum a
magnanimous policy towards those who
had heretofore differed with the Demo
crats. Be said one ofthe results of such
a policy had just been witnessed in (he
con vention.by the reception into the ranks
of so distinguished a person as Casius M.
Clay. Other men like him would be found
all a.taa ilia nminl.V aHvTna itlO T? a 111 I -
can nartv and embraclne the Democratic
faith, if a policy of magnanimity were
pursued by the Democratic party.
remarks of ex-congress van beck.
Hon. Jas. B. Beck followed Col. Breck-
in ridge, in an earnest appeal to the Con-
vention to preserve harmony at all haz-
ards, and when a candidate was nomina-
tea to woric nna vote ior nim. ne re-
minded the Convention of tbe great mi-
portance, in a national view; of the can
vass about to commence in Kentucky:
In this contest principles are everything
and men are nothing, and whoevere were
nominated must be supported by the full
strength of the party.
Short speeches were made by Hon. Joe.
Blackburn, Gen. Buford, and Cob T. L.
Jones, of Covington.
. nominations for governor.
The Committee on Credentials then
made its report, at the conclusion of which
the chair announced tbe next order of
business, the nomination of a candidate
Lawrence Jones arose and said:
I desire to present and nominate for
Governor of Kentucky, and for the suf
frage of the people, the name of one dis
tinguished throughout all the borders of
the commonwealth, who has long and
ailhiuiiy served high and
trusts for the neonle of Kentucky, one
who is engaged in no factions, encourages
no difficulties, and foments no broils with-
in the sacred folds of his party. 1 present
the name of the Hon. James B. McCreary,
of Madieon county. Applause.1
A delegate from Montgomery presented
the name of Gen. John S. Williams,
whose name was th siirnal for loud. lont
and tumultuous applause, which drowned
tbe voice of the speaker so that the re
porters could not distinguish what he
uol. .Breckinridge presented the name
of Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, and Judge
Lindsay the name of J. Q. A. King.
The convention then proceeded to bal
lot for candidates.
this distinguished and most important name was withdrawn, and immediately
gathering of the Democratic party ap- aced aga;n ; norn-,nati6n by two other
plausel : but I feel still more impressed r. ,,, , , . , .
.11 ;.lii;t- v.hir 1 P"t'l friends, although he begged it be
King i.. 12S
When the first' ballot was announced, a
motion was made that at the close of the
fourth ballot the name of the candidate
who had the lowest number of votes should
be dropped. The motion was agreed to,
after considerable confusion.
On the third ballot the vote of Adair
was changed from Williams to McCreary.
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When the result of the third ballot was
announced, the convention took a recess
till 8 o'clock, to meet at Major Hall.
ti. i:. . a i. j
or. .Before the ballot was entered upon
the names of 'Johnston and King were
.-lj tt a. .
When the result was announced, Col.
McCreary was escorted to the speaker's
stand and addressed the convention. His
speech is reported elsewhere.
Col. Stoddard Johnston, Gen. Williams
and Gov. King, the competing candidates,
each thanked tbe convention for the sup
port they had received and pledged their
hearty support to tbe nominee of the con
BALLOT FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.
1 he convention then proceeded to oaiiot
for Lieut. Governor. It was now 11 o'clock,
hut the convention refused to adiourn. I
Tt. n.mr.Un r. TtnAwnnA .Tma
tirir Tia an a ita
i. a..u.iiao V..U..U, u xv.
Burton were presenieo. uov. XaiDg was
nominated, out at nis urgent lequesi uia
not done,;as be feared it would injure his
friend and neiglibor. Major Moss, who
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I I. .. 1 1 1 I an anal, nw Tk. nunll
"u mcir uuiuimuuniiiiiun. au;juuia
ofthe ballot was as follows:
Gov. King succeeded in getting his name
a,;iu.n :,i.iurn.. -, .a.,.lt .. n
nounced, and ihose who had voted for that I have lost any of my self-respect entiously endeavored to discharge my du
him went to the other candidates. Mr. or regard for ray countrymen. I want you ty But not solely for the reward ot this v.
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Underwood briefly thanked the convention
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for the honor conferred upon him.
promised to prove during the canvass that
the trust reposed in him had not been mis
The convention, at 12:45, adjourned un
til 9 o'clock rext morning.
the convention was called to order in
Major Hall by Gen. Desha at 9:30 o'clock
jl m. ine ursi pusiness in order was tue
a. . a a. a . a
nomination-roa attornbt general.
The following gentlemen were placed in
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las; Jere D. Iillard.of Owen; J. W. Blue,
of Crittenden;Thosia Moss, of McCrack-
en, and Robe J. Breckinridge, of.Boyle.
a point whers it was .eyident that Moss
would receive the nomination, when Mr.
Hareis withdrew his name from beforethe
-onTeillj-11 pay;Dg a h;gh compliinent to
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tfae other candidates, and thanking the
A! f L. a. . -T a. 1 1. a 1 I J 1
i uudvcdhuu itir iuc euppurt wm nau uccu
given mm. ;-n -r - .
Col. R. J. Breckinridge also withdrew
his Dame, with thanks to-the convention,
Thos. E. Moss v.as then declared the
nominee ofthe convention by acclamation.
The nominee was called to the stand, and
returned his thanks in a neat and happy
I nominations for auditor
Was the next order of business, and D
Howard Smith, Fayette Hewitt, and Jos.
R Gardner were named as candidates.
Before the ballot was concluded, a motion
: 7 r
otbmitb by acclamation, which was done;
and CoL Smith gave -expression to his
gratification in a short speech.
James W. Tate was nominated for Trea
urer by acclamation. He was called to
tbe stand and responded briefly.
superintendent or public instruction.
Dr. H. A. 1L Henderson was nomina-
lon by acclamation. Ltlisspeecb appears
register or lasd orncE.
.be following names were proposed ior
Register of the Land Office: Ricbd. Sharpe,
Sam. M.Sanders. W. H.Thompson, Thos
D. Marcum, E. F. Harrison, C. J. Hinkle,
and Alexander Grant. The first ballot
resulted as follows:
Sharpe 353 Grant 383
Harrison 80 IJinkle -160
Sanders .. 78 Marcum 157
A motion was agreed to that the name
ofthe lowest candidate should be dropped
at the result of the second ballot.
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the contest had narrowed down between
Marcum and Grant, and the result by
changing, and subsequently recalling the
counties, showed a large majority for
M'arcum. The result of the ballot was
not announced by the secretary.
Mr. Marcum was called to the stand,
and in a brief speech thanked the conven
tion lor the nomination.
Hon. Cassius M. Clay moved a vote of
thanks to the presiding officer and others,
after which theconvention, at l:30o' clock,
adjourned sine die.
HEMA1C8 or couvonysTos.
GCNTLRMIX OF THE CONVE.NTIOX I
thank you for the compliment in calling
me to appear before you, inasmuch as it
gives me an opportunity of returning my
thanks to those noble friends who have so
bravely stood by me during this extended
canvass, and who may have cheered me
by their presence in this convention. 1
have no language to convey to them the
gratitude I teel. Although Uefeatc-I in
this contest, I beg them to believe 1 snail
ever cherish the friendship and devotion
tbev have exhibited to me. I thank you
for the opportunity ot appearing here ana
giving my cordial endorsement to this
nomination, and to say that there lingers
not within my heart theMiguteet particle
of mortification in my defeat, but that I
rather cherish with pride the opportunity
which will he offered me to show mv lr-
vntion to the nartv of mv choice. a'nJ in
sustaining the nomination with all the en-
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thusiasm at my commano. it is true,
.i.. : ,Y,.m.t.fnThr)pm.l
ocratic party ot Kentucky for this nom,-
nation, 1 londly hoped to receive at yo r
hands such an honor, Out what is perao -
al aspiration as compared wtin me sue-
cess of such a party as ours, with the
nrincmles? I have ever felt ready to make
anv cersonal sacrifice for the success of
Uhnaannnninloa anH 1 1 0 .1 I nnn,i mv
own sense ol duty, instead 01 yielding 10
w hat I regarded as the claims of my
friends, my name should not have been
before the convention today. But I re-
joice that all seems so pleasant now, and
that we ail stand here united, oounu io-
ether in the bonds ol a great leiiowe&ip,
etermined to preserve the unity of the
Democratic party and wortc ior its success,
nol ony ; Kentucky, but in the whole
Again I thank you, gentlemen.
GENERAL WILLIAMS REMARKS.
Mr. President and Gentlemen of
the Convention L have been too much
accustomed through life to such struggles
as this to be hurt by this. I bow on this,
as I have on all such occasions, to the
majesty of the people. I desire here to
return my sincere thanks to tbe gallant
ana I a, a- U ab a. aa 4..anHa aHn hVA a"B.
t-j-ad throu.h tn!. conflict to the
present moment. It has been said that I
minht bolt if I were not nominated.
ih03e who have asserted mat nave enure-
'J uiisumeu weir mail, i nuun mjr uuijr
. aanntr .nti to mv party.
Applaust I Fellow-citizens.it is no poor
aisiincuop 10 oe me Bianuaru-uearer I
h . .' . - , , i ii i
me eraocraiic party in me granu a..u
glorious old commonwealth 01 iwentucicy.
Rut na vnn hiivp not chosen me. hut have.
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in your wisdom, chosen another gentle-
man.yqu will hnd no man who wiiLworic
more laimiuny .ior me euccesa 01 m
Democratic party than myselt. Ap-
plause.1 It is not myself. It is my conn-
try, r am one of the people, and my
heart knows no emotion exceptallegiance
In the neonle. I hone this convention
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will, beiore it adjourns, place tne party
UUUU UUC jVCUIUWUm, uiOHUim. a m'
aire to see success above all things on
earth !ar above anything personal to
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thousht Droper to honor one aoove me,
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the coming campaign. The people de-
we Uur line
sb&ll be fixed betweeu State and Federal
power;-that you shall assert- the citizens
has rights and the people liberties that
must be sustained at all hazards. Ap-
plause. The Democratic party has a
high and holy mission oeiore it. ll nas
to preserve the liberties of this country,
the grand Old house our laiuera ouiiu
Although it has had great holes KnocKea
through it by cannon bans, ana ne
beauty ofits columns have oeen marreu
bv the hacks of the saber, still it sunds
upon tbe rock ol the will ol the pe.opie.
1 want t0 Bee tue Uemocratic party put
I ua-c uui muic uuu
, . .. . ,L couotry a((l
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restore peace, and put it in a new career
of prosperity. The party cannot, die it
is immortal. lApp auBej mis granu
old parly baa stood Ihe storms of a hun
dred yeara. It has had the strongest op-
ponents against it. The old Federal par-
ty, the Whig party, the tree boil party
and the Know Nothing party have op-
I J Tl 111 a. I l.a... a.a..a.a. V.a,t a. -V -a
h "Len wad Gainst thia
nicts that have been waged against thia
-fand old 'party, the Democratic party of
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i unvu. -a-" "-j
against it. Gentlemen, I will not detain
you. I give my hearty acquiescence to
your verdict. Applause.
COLONEL M CREABT's SPEECH.
Fellow Citizens or Kentucky: There
are times in the lives of us all when words
are but leeble to express the feeling and
emotion of our hearts. Ibis is one such
occasion tome. I have been an humble
worker in the Democratic party all my
life. I have been honored with some po-
sitions, but the honor which the people
of the proud Commonwealth of Ken -
tucky have now done me.is one for which
I have not words to express my thanks.
I extend to the neon e of the Lommon
wealtb, through their delegates, through
you, the representatives of the people, my
most heartfelt thanks.
1 have believed that the. success ofthe
Democratic party was paramount to the
success of any individual, and when I
entered upon the canvass as a candidate
for the nomination of Governor, I deter-
I P1'.ned w.uon the convention was held to
I lay mem nere ui iuc uapiuti, ur re yuii
were to hold the convention, and the peo-
pie of this Commonwealth p-isn upon
them. Had you selected one ol Uieae die-
tinguished gentlemen wbo were mv com-
natifftaa T nrmilil lmvp Qlliinirf nrl liim
heartily. I would have done all that I
could. I should have gone to work and
spoken for bun throughout the Common
wealth, wherever I could have added to
his interest and advancedt he interests of
the Democratic party.
But, lellow-citizens, now that you have
nominated me as your standard-bearer in
the race for the Governor of Kentucky, I
extend to you my heartfelt thanks. I go
forth in Kentucky as your standard-bearer,
nerved always by the memory of this
seene; nerved and encouragedall the time
by the fact that I was nominated, as it
has been toia to me. oy me largest con
vention evertissainbled in Kentucky since
1850. This proves to" tne that the Dem
ocratic party in Kentucky is growing;
that the Democratic party is a party of
progress. 1 will go forth encouraged by
the fact that the Democratic party, as-
eembled in a gteat multitude like thii
representing every class, profession and
trade selected me to be their standard
bearer, and I ask you all, andthe people
you represent, to aid me in this canvass.
Of these gentlemen, with whom I have
had tbe contest for tbe nomination, I will
say I entertain nothing but the kindest
feeling of friendship, and I will say ifthey
had received tbe nomination I would have
gone forth and worked for them. I be-
Jieve from the warm friendship thatex-
tata Utamn mvanlfflnd thrifl I7pnlman 1
they will be found assisting me an J ad-
vunciiig mc imcrcrio v. iium(i.us
pay. t .... ,
Fellow citizens, it has been but a few
years since the fragments ol the Demo-
cratic party were gathered in the city or
iouisviiie. alter the war. oince inai
time the Uemocratic party naa extended cles or ill-advised or unfriendly legisla-it-
power throughout the United States. I tion; vain the menacing rod of tyranny
It war in mtr own .n m m O n Y e &, 1 1 1 . II
was here on iS.entuCKy sou, mat me
. .. .
Democratic party war first gathered up
after the war. It was here that the Dem-
ocraiic party won its nrst victory auer
me nwm. jt naa i
you nrsi Hem a sona ueiegauou ui uuu-
2reHmeii. iu victory inai was gaineu
in Kentucky sent a thrill through your I
sister stales bordering on ixenlucKy, ana I
now extends an tne way up into aiassa-
ciiusetis, ana an over me country ine
Democratic wave is beginning to roll,
from the most northerly point of the
ITnital Ktntpa in th- mnat artnfho-lv ftnrf I
. i, . "
from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans,
To - day the watclnvord ofthe Democratic
the party lo-dv is comoosed or old-
line Whigs and old-line Democrats; Fed-1
eral soldiers and Confederate soIJiers: all
combined tozethe'r to-resist the encroach- I
mania n( ffs.llMlllm It wae a nl
an these elements mat-enablel u, last
November, to elect a- 'maioritv in the I
Mower bouse of Congress. It is by th
union of all these elements tliat we wil
be able, I dare say, in 1876, when the re-
turns come tromthe Presidential election,
to say to the people of the United
States that the Democratic party again
elected a f resident
But, fellow-citizens. I will not detain
you at this rate hour. I nope in every
part of Kentucky'") have the opportuni
ty of discussing tbe national issues of the
day. I shall spend the time from now
until the August election, endeavoring
everywhere to carry yonr standard as val
iantly and faithfully as I can. Thank God
that 1 can; that I am not only friendly
with all my opponents in this race, but
a I t k ll - I . i a I
Te IX 1. "th? 5Z t
cratic party who is hostile to me. I can tury; woman is the conundrum of tho
stand up and look every Democrat ia the nin-tM-nth " Wa n. !,,- T
f i-w anrl ottti" litm 4e9 f-? mA nrl T 1
lieve that I will receive it, I thank you
MIIU ar - UIU A a
again lor the honor you have conferred
dr. Henderson's re-arks.
jua. wUAinaan inn ui.iiluib,i ur mi
Convention When an officer has served
8nd his act. haTe heea 0Den to the
b,;c 8crutIn and eyen the adverse
I .r .1 ..
iCnllCi8m 0 lne uonesuy misiaicen or me
w-n.oniv m.i;;on. n inJorament hv
th-g peopie( 8U-i, M 1 naTe th;g jay re.
ct,ved .is productive of a pleasure thatcan
nni h fiilr nmT fnllr
' n wb(J ;g the oT the hooor.
f confess that 1 have coveted tfie deserved
amTa)Alsan ot mv fellow-citizens, and
.el. ri 1. r. 1 .t.
1 vua k l iiaic nuiicu w BtwUic 41, aiiu iuc
boon lLat T desired is now, by your unani-
have known a, the whfle that integrity
mnn, lHll TUT Iirili-ltll tlentAfP. I
d industry cod aione 8ecnre the ap-
proval 01 tne aiscriminaunz iiemocra-
- .r ir.ntnnVr. ihirofn,, t h-v--on.ri
nour nave a toiiei
m;ndfui 0f the fai
d. I have sought to be
fact that public honors are
never comfortably worn when there ia a
rlisnnnrovinif nrnte-t1 in nne'ii own hr-ast I
j have submitted my every measure and
act t0 the court of my own conscience,
anj to-day. I stand before vou acquitted
bT the Te-dict 0f that solemn tribunal of
any v;0lati0n of confidence repooed in me I
w;tj, reference t0 the trust committed to
,0 conCad tj,, the experience that
c0me30fnij8taies;gS0metimea the richest
endowment for future usefulness, for all
I CI UUI
mi. ;j-a . atni hr, n
mucu added power working into the final
achievement Nobody passes at once to
lne mastery in any aeparimeui oi inaus-
..lalaa .J l,n na .n..a.n. In
III duicuw, ouu nucu ui.
becoming a master in his work it'is evi-
dent not only in the positive excellence of
his performance, but in the certainty -with
which be shuns delects; and tntee imper
fections he has learned by experimental
failures. In public and in private action,
jt ;9 true that disappointment is often the
8Chool of achievement, and the thwarted
I . .'a
eff0rt ,AJ that btlp T.,
accomplithmentofour purpose atthe last,
t any rate, I have done the best, as 1
a A . 'A AL-"a" 1 !lL
unuersiooa u ai. ue uwz, sou, wiuj
riper experience and an unabated purpose
to labor for tbe elevation 01 my race irom i
the low and miasmatic plains of ignorance I
and vice, I here pledge to the Democracy
of Kentucky a fidelity of official life that
shall embrace the truest interests of all
who have connection or concern with tbe
common-school system. Nothing of a
personal, partisan, or .sectarian nnture
shall ever swerve me from the pair, or du
ty. In tucexecutiou ot my official obli
I cations I know no party, no sect, no friend,
no personal interest. The Democratic
parly in making me the nominee forSu
1 perintendent ot Public Instruction de-
clares itself, in the most unmistakable
manner, committed to the cause of popu
lar education. All over this State, by
public speeches, annual reports and con
tributions to tbe. periodical press, ray
trumpet has given no uncertain sound.
Alike in the Bluegrass and the mountain
section; alike in the Green River and ihe
iiig Sandy valley, and the jaexson rur-
chase; alike in the citicsand the country:
alike before the Legialamres of our own
and sister States,- have I advocated a ays-
of PubI,.c 1 "a rnclwi? .fuPP,rtAd uPn
a liberal scale. I have contended thai th r
perpetuity ol free institutions depend upon
1, ! . I a-, af al
me intelligence anu virmc ui mc ucupir,
and that an uneaucaiea oaiioiia me u mu
incr sheet of liberty.
I have believed and raid, in unmuftlol
tones and terms, that the mot powerful
lactor in modern civilization was me con.-
ih-h BAlmiil hoA-naa f T-ttfAr?nl?M1 1 1. 1 T"-.
gene j- ui cuiuvtueu mum auu tiuuiw.u
Xiuru oauun o opuviieui tua a"" ,!.vvlbv" 1
I D-a. 'na -a. 1. -.-.I M K 1- t-1 i""a -JaT 1 A1 Ital
is power. ' The glory or a nation aoes
not consist in the number and power of
its troops alone, or in tbe fertility of its
uomaiD, or in me vnric.jr ui ivo wnci jiu-
ducts but in the character of 'its citizen
"III fares tbe land to haiteiing Ills a prey,
Where wealth aeeamnlatei and men decay.'
In the language of Lord Brougham:
"Let tbe soldier be abroad if he will; he
can do nothing in this age. There is an
(Jiucr persunag-, a uciouuokc icro im
poain in the eves of some perhaps in-
aicrnK-ftnt 1 hi anhoolmfi-ter ia ahroan.
. o - - . - . . ..
and I trust to him, armed with his primer,
against tbe soldier in full millitary ar-
A spirit broods over the world which
demands tbe education of all men. It en
compasses tbe earth like the atmosphere
we breathe. It binds like the gravitation
which spins the stars along their sunlit
paths. Despotism trembles in its tem
pled stronghold, as mind, determined to
be free, thunders threatening at its-rates.
Man is resolved to be educated. Thrones
may decree against it. at.- m. ..
.Jfi.l. at - t .
boast in its shame, and legislature.? te tir-
m anoramg me requisite aitlj, bat the-
uiaeninraimentorrofnd from thedebatisg
slaverv of snntitinn ! ;.nn
near at hand. It is of the ordiaatie-a of
God the destiny dttriaraphing Kamam-
ty. vain is opposition: rain the obst-
Uinn IIia nmiaBt Ai -
theractitiouaditin.imii - ..J - ioi.n.
wiran ur cnwier: nin
0r caste they will be swept away before:
the tempest of the popular will like for
ests are rended .when the whirlwind.
usuming - girt ana inunaer shod, is on its
resistless marcn. It man to- be tdaca
ted he is to be free. The eenina of libera
tv follow clou nn tti t
0f light, and no sooner does the Utter
Wnd his buele-call than there ? n
swering thrill from the trumpet of the
I thank you, gentlemen of the convert
m cumpuniea.oi iaw nour. a,
congratulate von nmn th i..t
have otherwise prepared for the popular
j lurmer congratulate yon upon thapu
v ' lnu aaminiairauon which is so
honorably drawing to a close. TbeRo-
mans bad a Shield which was fabled to
have descended from heaven, and which
IA Mntf II it f.mitll A a f I h M nvlnl -ava a
toe P'eoge or national perpetuity and
prosperity. May we alwavs find in the
e noeiuy or our public officers to the trust
of a liberty JaTine- ceo Die an XLfm that
shall shelter from, harm every interest of
our grand oid.tjommonwealth.
We predict that General William will'
be nominated for Governor to-day in the
State Convention on tho first ballot,
Flemifigiburg Democrat, 6th.
Spit on your hands and try it again,"
Bro. Teaoer. Even IaAixn didn't
spring to eminence in prophesying at
one bound., " Z , . . .
"StAjr," says Victor Hugo, "was'
the.conundrum of the eighteenth cen-.
aa a . ,
we U never give ner up no, neveri
A Pasccah clergyman lectured the
other night on "The Devil," and. the
church couldn't hold the crowd, audi
was the anxiety of the Fadukes to
. . . . , , ...
" T -j
I tron !iinf
Ik this realistic age the bogus- hero
stands no show. ---. -
Between two evils choose neither. '
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.Receiving Daily, ,
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