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! ( 4 r iHi VT o vo a vrqvip .ill yOL. XXIII, NO. 13. INDIANAPOLIS, IND., MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 1863. TOOLE NO. 1,259 V ) WEEKLY STATE SENTINEL, rum rviuHis t thi woxday ittii OFFICE, 50. 3 80CTH MERIDIAN STREET, ELDER, MliKNESS, & BINCIIAM M T- VP . TF.R3J3 OF WEEKLT SE5T1SEL: 3ns copy one year $ 1 50 fen copies, and one to the maker of the club 15 Oo Twenty copiea, and two to the maker of the club, 30 00 Additions can be made to CI ab at any time a t th e above ratet. The name will be printed on each paper, without sxtra charge. One square, one Insertion to TS X w o 1 00 . " four " a 00 For each ubjequent insertion, and for each Inser tion of each additional square 33X ; ßjAdvertiseruenta most be handed In by Sunday to secure inertion In the weekly. A-Wertisetnent puhliahed in both the Dally and the Weekly StMTiacL, will be charged the fall Daily rates, withone-half the Weekly rates added .. Announcing deaths with fnnerslnotice attached, 1; without notice, free. . 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Will be sent by mill or express to ubscribersat any point for sixty cents a month, or seven dollars a year. All subscription" Invariably In adven'e. Atdre ELDER HARKNES. A BINGHAM. Our Poet's Corner We introduce one of onr Indiana poet, from Harper's Weekly, a follows: THE STOLEN STARS. Not many week" ai;o, at a dinner, at wbicb were present Major General Lewis Wallace, Thomas Buchanan Read, and James E. Murdoch, a conversation sprung up respecting ballads for soldiers. The General maintained that hardly one bad been written auited for the camp. It was agreed that euch of them should write one. The fol lowing is that by General Wallace.! When rood old Father Washington Was just about fa die, He called our I'ncle Samuel Unto his ledside riisb; "This lUtc I (five you, Sammy dear," SaM Wahinrtn. said he;" "Where'er it floats, on land or wave, My children shall be free." And fine old Uncle Sainn! He took the flag; from bim. And spre.id it on a Ion;; pine pole, And prayed and sunt; a hymn. A pious mil was Unrle Sam Back fifty years and more; The fl(( should fly till Judirment day. So, by the Lord, be swore! And well he kept that solemn oath; He kept it well, and more: The thirteen stars first on the flag 8on grew to thirty-four; And every star bespoke a State, Each State an empire won; So brighter were the stars of night Than those of Washington. Beneath that flag two brothers dwelt; To both 'twas very dear; The name of one was Puritan, The other Cavalier. "Go build ye towns," said Uncle 8am Unto those broibers dear; "Build anywhere, for in the world You've none but God to fear." 'Uli to the South," said Cavalier, "I'll to the ouh," said he; "I'll to the North," said Puritan. "The North's the Und for me." Each took flair, each left a tear To good old Uncle Sam; He kissed the boys, he kissed the flags And, doleful, sung a paslm. And in a (ro-csrt Puritan Hia worldly (foods did lay; With wife, and gun, and dog, and ax. He, sinirinx, went his way. Of buckskin was his Sunday suit. Ilia wife wore linsey jeans; And fat they grew, like porpoises, On boe-cake, pork and beans. But Cavalier a cockney was; He talked French and Latin: Kvery day he wore broadcloth, While his wifa wore satin. He went oITin a painted bin In glory he did go; A thousand nigger up aloft, A thousand down below. The towns were built, as Pre heard said. Their likes were never seen; Tby HIW the North, they filled the South, They fUled the land between. "The Lord be praised!" said Puritan; "Bully r said Cavalier There's room and town Iota in the West, If there ia'nt any here." Out lo the West they Journeyed then, And in a qu irrel cot: One said 'twas his, h- knew it was. The other said 'twas not. One drew a knife, a pistol t'other, And dreadfully they swore; From Northern lake to Southern gulf Wild rang the wo'dy roar. Ill the time good oM Uncle Sam Sat by bis neside nesr, Smokln' of his kinoiknick. And drinkin' lager ber. Be lau ,'hed and quaffed, a id qusTed and laughed, Nor thought it worth his while. Until the storm In fury barst On Sumter' sea-girt felt-. O'er the wave to the smokin'i fort, Whin came the dewy dawn, ' To see the flan be looked and lo ! Elertn ttati tee re gone! "My pretty, pertty stars," he cried. And down did roll a tear. "!' K t your rtr, old Fogy Sam; Ha ha!' laughed Cavalier. "I've got your stars In my watch-fob; Come take them, if you dare!" And Uncle am be turned away. Too full of wrath to swear. "Let h ander all tbe drums I" he cried. While swelled his soul, like Mars; "A million Northern boys I'll get. To bring ma home my stars." And en his mire, stout Betsey Jane, To North -id e town he flew; ( . The dogs they barked, tbe bells did ring, And countless bugles Mew. - "Mr stolen stars!" cried Uncle Sain ' . My Molen star!" cried be. : MA million soldiers I must have ' ' To bring them home t- me." !Dry up your tears, srood Uncle Sam; . - Dry up!" sabt Puritan.-: t , "We'll bring you home your stolen tarn, '' ' r perish every man!" ' And at the words a million re, Already for the fray; And columns formed, like rivers deep, i And Southward marched away. And still old Uncle Samuel Sit by his fireside near, Smokln' of his kinnikinlck And dtlnkin laarer beer; While there's a tremble in the earth, A gleamlug of the skr. And the rivers stop to listen As tbe million marches by. Brulal Attack on tti lrlali. ' The Boston Com mon wealth, the organ of Charles Sumner, air extreme Abolition print, in peaking of the Irishmen, ays: W by no means contend that be is equal In moral and intellectual endowments to the colored Dan, bat we iusist he U capable of a good decree of Improvement. When the demagogue h dead and Crotou and Cothituate are universal, then will be the copperheads' opportunity. Then we will bet on him (in small sums,) and in the race with S.tmbo, Patrick may save his dis tance."' Thieiaaaid oi that race that hn produced 'Burke, Sheridan, Omttan, Outran. Tom. Moore, Daniel O'Connell. Robert Emraett, mid a bot of others whose names shine resplendent upon the page of history. This la the race whom Aboli lioDista plaeebelorv' tbe nrro! ' The demonstration in Chy comity held in tbis pUe last Saturdiv, ws the grandest aff.iir ererbeldln tbe county. The average estimate of the crowd wjs not less thin 10,01)0. The peo ple came in wagon, carriages, on horse-back and on foot. Although 'All the speakers announced were no present, yet Mr. Voorheea, the greatest lii American atateamin sn.l orator, wan, and be held we audience by the magic of hia elo qtjencw for two houra, and the wild applause elicited told how the people were bound to him. Clay county U fcood for btX) majority in favor of - constitutional liberty ai t&e next election. (Dem ocrat. Trial of A bra haul Llncnln br tbo -. ireat Stateauien of itie Itepubiic The editor of the Metropolitan Record pub lishes the following "Review of the President," in the form of a trial. It K perhsp. the most and effective expositthorouKhion of the terrible character and extent of the departure of the present Admii utrstion from the word and spirit of the fathers of the Constitution that h is yet leen put in print. We give a liberal extract: The following is a verbatim report of the pro ceeding?: Abraham Lincoln I hare been accused of violating the Constitution; but if I hare done so, it has been from the sole and earnest desire to restore the Union. Stithex A. Dot u las I don't nnderstaud how a man can claim to be a friend of the Union, and yet be in favor of war upon ten millions of people in the Union. You can not cover it up much longer under the pretext of love for the Union. War M disunion, certain, inevitable, final and irrepressible. (1 ) Abraham Lincoln It was this desire to pre serve the integrity of the republic that rendered it a matter of absolute necessity to put a stop to the assaults that were being made upon the Gov ernment by certain parties whom 1 regarded as friendly to the rebels. Daniel Webster Free speech is a home bred right. fireside privilege. It has ever been n joyed iu every house, cottage and cabiu in the nation. It is not to be drawn into controversy. It is as undoubted as the right of breathing tbe air and walking on the earth. It is a right to be maintained in peace and war. It U a right which can not be invaded without destroying constitu tional liberty. (2 ) Abraham Lincoln The great cause of all our trouble is slavery, and we cau never expect to hve peace untd th;tt institution is abolished. IIksby ClaT Abolitionism! With abolitionists the riahts of property are nothing; the dehcien cy ol the power of tlie General Government is no thing; the acknowlcedgd and incontejtible pow er? of the Sutes are no tiling; the dissolution of the Union and the overthrow of a Government in which are concentrated the hopes of the ut il ized world ate nothing; a tingle i'ie.i has taken fo.ses.sion of their mind., und onward they pur sue it, overlooking all barrier, reck loa and re ganliess of all consequence. (3) Abrauam Lincoln If every mm were al lowed to expie his opinion, the prosecution of the war for the Union would be impossible The Government is obliged to have recourse to suoh measure if it would pre-erve its own existence Johx Hancock It is to the last degree viciouj and infamous to support a government whicii manifestly tends to render the persons and proD ertv of the government insecure. Some boast of being friends to the government; I am a friend to righteous government, a government founded uimn the principles of reason ftid just ice; but I klury in avowing my eternal enmity to tyranny. (4) Abraham Lincox 1 found it necessary to sus pend the operation of portions of the constitution the better to e'ntble me to curry oo the war with out embarrassment. I thought that the people would be willing to relinquish some of their con stitutional rights for a time if their liberties could be preserved in the future. Patrick IltxiT Is the relinquishment of tbe trial by jury and tbe liberty of the press necessa ry for your Iibertv? Will the nb indonment of the most sacred right- tend to the security of your liberty? Liberty! the greatest of ail earth ly blessings! give us that precious jewel, and you roty take everything el?e. The first thing I have at heart is American liberty; the second thing is American Union. (5) Abraham Lixcols I endeavored to getalong in the prosecution of the war for the Union, but finding thst the constitution interfered with it, I was obliged, as a military necessity, to suspend Us action. Gouverneur Mobris I love the constitution, and I love it because I consider it a the bond of our Union; because in my soul I believe that on it dejiends our Irrmony and our peace; that with out it, we should soon be plunged in all the bar rors of civil war; that this country would be del uged with the blood of its inhabitant-!, and n brother's hand raised atrainsttbe bosom of a bro ther. (6) Abraham Lincoln Wha; was I to do in the mid-t of a civil war? I iound my hands tied by the checks of the constitution, and I was forced to disregard them. I could not rely altogether upon the people. Alexander Hamilton The confidence of the people will easily b gained by a good admioi tration. This is the true touchstone. (7) Abraham Lincolx I must iit-ö-t, in rny own delenee,.that without force the Union cannot be preserved. And every law such a the conscrip tion net ahd the emancipation measure must be enforced. James Madison The more I reflect on the uss of force the luore I doubt the prueticatiilitv, the justice, the ellicacy of it when applied to a people collectively and not individually. A union of the States containing such an ingredient seems to provide for its own destruction. (3.) Aekaham Lixcolx Without force it is int p iIe to preserve the Government. The military, when necessary, must sustain the civil power Col. Mason The mon jarring elements, fire and Hitter, are no more incompatible that such a Strange mixture of civil liberty and military exe cutiou Will the military march (rotn one State to another for the purose of coercion? II they do, will not the citizens of invaded States assist one another until they rise as one mm, shake oil" what they will denounce as the hated Union al together. If you subjugate them, how are you to l.o'd them under a Consti ution that is to be imposed to in-ure domestic trauquilitv and pro mote he general welfare? (9j Abraham .'jI.ncolx Am I, then, to be in ves.ed with no po er for the suppression of re bellion? Klbridgk Girrt I am against letting loose the iu)i-midons of the United States on a State ithont its own consent. (10) Edward Lvekltt. The suggestion that the Union cnii lc maintained by the numerical pre dominance und military prowess of one section, excited to coerce the other into submission, is, iu my judgment as sell contradictory as it is dan grous. It corner loaded ith the death smell from fields wet with brothers' blood If the vital principle of ail republican Government is the con sent of ihe governed, much more does a Union of coequal overeiun Stales require as its basis the h irmonv of its members, and their voluntary co-operation in its organic functions. (11) Abraham Lincoln There can be no Union unless the Sute governments sustain the General Government to tbe fullest extent in putting dowu disoliedicnt and refractory States. Elbridgk Osbry Let us, tl'eii, at once de- stiMv the State governments, have an Executive for life, or hereditary, and then there wi! be some consistency in giviug lull power? to the General Government, Lut, the Suites roust not be abolished, I wonder at the attempts that are made to give powers that are inconsistent with their csietei.ee. I warn you against pushing the ex periment too far. (i'2 ) Abraham Limoln In my endeavors to sus tain the Constitution, it is possible that I hare transcended the powers with which that instru ment has invented me; but I have done so to maintain both the Union and the Constitution. Axdriw Jackson But the Constitution can not be ruiintaine 1 ttr the Union preserved, In opposition to the public feeling, by the mere ex ertion of the coercive power conbded to the General Government; the foundations must be I tid in the ".flections of the people, in die security it gives to life, liberty, character and property in very quarter of the country, and in the fraternal attachment which the citizen of the several States bear to one another, as members of one political family mutually contributing to promote the happiness of each other. (13) Abraham Lincoln Tf the Union be the only bond by which the novereignty of the States is to be preserved, then the States themselves mut abandon temporarily a portion Ol their power more than is granted even In the coti-uilution, to attain to desirable an end as the preservation ol the republic. AiRw Jackson The legitimate authority of the G eminent is nbundautly sufficient for all the purposes for which it was created, and its powers beiiig expressly enumerated, there can be no justification for claiming anything beyond them. Eveiy attempt to exeicise power beyond these limits should be promptly and firmly op posed, for One evil example will lead to other meafurea atill more miachievou?; and if tb prin ciple of constructive powers, or of supposed id vantages, or temporary circumsUncea, shall ever be permitted to justify tbe assumption of a power not glren by tbe Confutation, tbe General Got- , ernment will before long absorb all the powers of legislation, and yon will bsve, in effect, but one consolidated government, which would be wholly inadequate to watch over and protect ita interests; and every friend of our free Snstitu tions should always prepare to maintain unim paired, and in full vigor, the rights and sover eignty of the States. (14) - - Abraham Lincoln It is impossible for this Government to exit-t half slave aid half free The institution of slavery must, therefore, go down. It is inhuman, and as an evil, should be e'ndicnted. Andrew Jacksox Each State has the un questionable right to regulate its own internal concerns according lo its own pleasure; and while it does not interfere with the rishts of th people of otner States, or the rights of the Union, every State must be the sole judjs of the meas ures proper to secure the jafety of ita citizens and promote their hvppintss; and all efforts on the pnrt ol the people of the States to cast odium on thetr institutions, and all measures calculated to disturb their riphts of property, or to put in jeopardy their peace and internal tranquility, are in direct opposition to the spirit in which the Union was founded, and must endancer ita safety. Motives of philanthropy may be a?sied to their unwarrantable interference, and weak men may persuade tweniselvea for a moment that they are laboring in the cane of humanity, and asserting the tights of the human race; but every one, upon sober reflection, will pee that nothing but mis chief can come from these improper assaults upon the feelinirs and rights of others. Rest assured that the men found busy in the work of discord are not worthy of confidence, and deserve the strongest reprobation. (15) Abraham Lincoln It was the Union that created the States, and therefore, the States being suttordinate, inu-t suomit to the authority and power of the General Government. Alexander Hamilton The Strtescan never lose their power till the whole pe pie of America are robbed of their liberties Thee must go together. They mut support each other or meet a common fate. The Constitution is framed upon truly republican principles, and us it is ex press! v desigtied for a common protection and the general welfare of the United State, it muft be utterly repugnant to that Coii"tit ution to subvert the State covernments, or oppress the people. The coercion of tbe State is one of the maddest projects that was ever devi-ed. A failure of compliance will never be confined to a single Slate. Thi9 being the case, can we suppose it wise to hazard a civil wnr? It would be u nation at war with itself. Can any reasonable man be well disposed toward a government that makes war and carnage the only rue.ms of supporting it-clf. a government that can only exi.-t by tbe sword? The State covercmerits are absolutely neces sary to the system. Their existence must form a leadins principle in the most, perfe. t Constitu tion we could form. I insis' lliat it never can be the interest or desire of the national legislature to destroy the State governments It can derive no ndviintage from such an event; but, on Ibe contrarv, would he :.n indispensable support, a necessary aid in executing the laws, and convey ing the influence of iroverumcnt to the doors of the pco'il. The Union is dependent upon the will of lh State governments lor its chief magi, träte and for its Senate. The blow aimed at the members must giveaatal wound to the head; and the destruction of the Stiles must be at once a political suicide. (16 ) Abraham Lincoln The Government must prove that it is supreme, and has the power o en force obedience, or it is n mockery to call it a government. Its power, therefore, to coerce State- in rebellion must he admitted as a funda mental principle of its existence Alexander Hamilton Whoever considers the popul'-nsness and strength of several of thee Statei singly t the present juncture, ami looks forward to wh.it they will become even at the dis tance of half a century, will at once dismiss as id!e anil visionary any scheme which aims at reg ulstiug or coercir.ji them in their collective ca pacities by the General Government. A project ol this kind is linle les romantic than the mon etec t j iniüg snirit attributed to the fabulous he rocs ail denti gods of antiquity. Even in those confederacies, which have been composed of me nbers smaller than many of our counties, the principle of legislation for foreign States, sup ported bv military ci-erc'on, hs never been found eirei tiid. Ith i.r ateir been 'f tempted to be em-p'iove-1 a.iiiist M, weiUer members; and in most instances attemp1 to coerce the refractory and disobedient have been the spin's of bloody wh's, in which one half the co:ifo ler -y has displayed its hantier ::iinst the other. We want no such government : ilr-. (17; Abraham Lincoln What docs jiovernmetit mein, hot jvisi'r cd nuthority over the gov erned? If the pc.ijite v.ül not f urin the gov ertimc.''f, then it is cleirly the riubt of the gov- cinnici.t to rii-t 'in it-t !f It wutiM be impossible to do rhis if I am to be loon I up by the checks and re-traint of the constitution. Thomas J fffers n Gove rnmentis now taking a stead ' course as to show by what road it will us to destruction, to if: by consolidation first, and then corruption, its natural consequence. A prevalence of the doctrines of consolidation will one day call for reformation or revolution. I see with the deepest affliction the rapid strides with which the Fed eral branch of our Government is advancing to ward Usurpation of all the rights re-erved to the States, ml ihe consolidation in itself of all power, foreign and domestic, mid that, too, by construc tions which, if legitimate, leave no limits to their power. (18) George Washington It is important that the liabit of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration to confine themselves within their respective constitutional sphetes, avoiding in the exercise of the power of one department, to encroach up on another. Thespirif of encro ichment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in on. ami thus ere it?, whatever the form of gor emmeiit. a ieal de;hitism A just estimate of tint lore of jiower and proneness to nbuse it .which predominates in the human heart is suffi cient to satisfy us of the truths of thi position The n-ce aity ol reciprocal checks in the exer ciseof political power, by dividing and distributing it into different, departments, and constituting etch the guardian of the putdic weal against in vai"ii by the other, has been evinced by ex periuititjts, niit-ient and modern; some of them In our own country and under our own eye. To preserve them n;u:-t be as necessary as to in stitute them If, in the opinion of the re-ple. the destruction or modification I the cln'itu';on:d powers be in hiiv p i!tivu!ir trroii?, let it i-e ronected by an amendment in fin way whi.-h the1 Constitution delegate-. Hut Ii t th if he no change by usur pition; tht'ti'jb this in one infan'e may be the iiifinsinei.t - tf ,tmI, it i the customary we.ijx n bv which f.ee fovptMi em are destroy ed. The precedtn iimsl always overbalance in permanen; evil n pirtiil or transient benefit whh h the u ipiy .it th time we'd Dasill W ebstkr Through all the history of the content for liberty, executive nowet has been regarded as a lion which mut be caged. So far from being the object of enlightened popular trust, fo far from being considered the natural protector of popular tight, it has been dreaded as the great aource of its Lutger. (20 ) Abkaiiam Lincoln I repeat, in my own de fense, that power is necessary to government, and that the life of every able-bodied man in the country should be placed at its disposal to pre serve the integrity of the country. In this view of the case conscription beeomcs an imperative uei-essity. J won Gaston What! are the freemen of this country to hedralted from the ranks of the militia, and forced as military umhiuesto wage war of conquest? 1 have been accustomed to con aider the bide chare wli'cli I h ivp In the Consti tulion of the United States as my most valuable possession; but I do solemnly declnre that if such doctrine be grafted into this Constitution, I re gsrd it 8 without value, and care not for its preservation. (21 ) . . - ' At this stage of the proceedings there was a udden pause, which was produced by a remark able apparition immediately over the head of the Spirit of ihe Constitution. It was like the hand writing on the wall which struck terror to Ihe heart of Belshazxar. There, inscribed in char acters of living light, was the ghostly represents, tin ii of the immortal document ' which may be truly said to have given birth to self government in tbe new world. It was TO I pkclaration or independence! The Spirit of tbe Constitution, pointing with one band to the prisoner at the bar, and with the other to tae naming words above his bead, read as with eepulcbrxl roice, tbe following sentence .1 -' He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent thither swarms of officers to harrass our people and eat out their substance. He has affectAl' to render the military inde pendent of and aiiperior to the military power. He has combii&d with other to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to onr constitution, and un acknowledged b.T our laws: giving his assent to their acts of preiended legislation. He ha quartered large bodies of ai med troops among m. i He has deprived us in many cases of the bene fit of trial by jury. " He has takes our charters, abolished onr most valuable law, and altered, fundamentally, tb powersof our Government. He has auspendediur own Legislatures. He has abdicated government here, by de claring os out of bis protection, and waging war against us. He has ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns and destroyed the lives of our people. ' He has incited diatnestic insurrections nmong us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabi tants of tbe frontiers the merciless Indian ne gro savages, whose known rule of 'warfare is au undisputed destxtaiion to all ages, sexes and con ditions. ' A ghastly palor overspread the face of the criminal at the bar, and as he looked upon the immortal document he trembled in every limb. (I.) Douglas' latt speech iu the United Statea 8n ate. (J. Great oration of Daniel Webster on free speech In 1814. (3.) Speech of Henry Clay against theint-Mnou policy of tbe Abolitionists. From tbe ypetch of John Hancock, delivered at Bton in 1774. on tbe occasion of tbe le hn i ion of tbe anniversary of tbe Boston massacre in 1770. (5 ) Speech of Patrick Hf nry on the Federal Consti tution. 1 8. Spwh. of Gonvemer Jtonis in tbe United Statet Senate on the lth of January, 1S62, on an act to provide for tbe more convenient organization or the court of the United States. (7.) Alexander Hamilton's speech in 5ew York Con vention in 17SS. (8.) F.dward KverettVl erter of acceptance of tbeCnion nomination for Vice Frekident in I860. (9. Siieec) of Maiii-ou in tbe Federal Convention that framed tbe Constitution See Madison Paper, vol. ii. p. 791. (19.) Fpech of Mr. Mason, of Virginia, In r.me con vention. Madison Paners, vol. it. pp. 94-15. (11.) See Madiaon Papers, vol. Iii. from pp.1342 to 1353. (12) 140S. (W.) S. 1S.-57. (14.) (15) See Madison Paper, vol. Iii. from pp. 1402 to Jactson'f Farewell Address, Washington, March The sain -. The same. Ex'racts from speech of Alexander Hamilton on (16.) the Fe 'eral Const Itution. (17.) See letter of Alexander Hamilton in No. 48 of Ti e Federalist." . (18.) Jeffrrxon'a Works, H. A. Wasliin,tou,vol.Til,pp. 223, 2'j:i. (19.) WaHhlinrton'a Farewell Address. (!.) Works of Webster, vol. jv. p. 134. (21.) Speech of Jmlre Gasrton delivered In the House of Kepre.entatives In Febraary, 1S14, against a proposed conscription act. From Washington. Tut G ATH F.KIXO r THE Bl'ZZAKI'S AT WASHING TON Is the War to be Contintkd? The Radicals will not Pf.buit the Southerx States, with Slavkrt, to Re-enter the Union The Trie Traitors Exposed The ALTtRNATirt OF DOMESTIC I'tACE OR FoKtIGN War. Special Correspondence of tbe Chicago Times. W asui.votu.v, August 15. "For where the carcass is, there will tbe bua zards be gathered toi,'e4ier." This pnssage from the Scriptures is appropriate to the conditiou of the (J-ipiUl just now. The word which I have rendered "buzcirda" npictrsas "eagles" in the common veoion, but it evidently should be trans lated buz.ards," or "crows," for it is those un cieiin birds, and not eagles, whirh hover around a carcass. The circms that is lying here is all thiit remains of the once glorious American Union. The sjiint that once animated it the spirit of Ameiicm liberty is fled; and over the lileless rem-itns of the Union u grand pow wow of the abolition Ixizzmls and" Republican" crowg is to be hcid here in a few days. Some of tbe old buzztrds. that have smelled tbe carcass afar off, ate already here. The object of this conference is to-debate tbe question, which h is become a oio.st serious one, whether, all things considered, it is most expedi etit to put a stoo to the war, or to continue it. Th main o' jem a hit-It these men had iu view in pluni;itir the country into war Wits the abolition of shivery. Insiiteof the emancipation proc lamations and confiscation bills, they were forced to confess tlto abolition of idaverv in tbe South ern States is as far off now n ever The second object which they h id in view was ihe subjuga tion und -oniueti of ib S Jiitti. in order to effect the firt object. On bis point, there is a diversi ty of views among them The most hot headed and implacable pro!ess io sec in tbe recent auc ce-ses on the Mississippi, an indication that the subjugation and conquest of the S lutii is a pal ruble thing, ar.d th it it can be accomplished in two years more. Charles Sumner ia at the head and Horace (JreeVy nt the I t'll of this faction, and it embraces all tbe radical Republicans. The wiser and more moderate members of the party, however, led by Mr. Seward and Mr. Chase, can not ee it in that liüht. The experience of two vcars of war baa convinced them tlvit the South is terribly in earnest in its attempt to gain its in dependent e, and (hat the probability is that it will succeed; at all event, that twelve millions of people in such a country as that occupied by the Southern people cantiot be S'ibjugated and conquered. But, contemplating th possibility of failing in these two objects, the" Republicans" had a third in view. And this was the destruc tion of the Union by c iukiii a civil war between the North and the South a war which should assume features of such ferocity that the people of the two section would become so embittered towards each other that they could never after ward form ot.e nation or live in peace together. This object every one cm see, 1ms been accom plished; mid, this tieiiiL' the cure, the question for the Republican" ptrty to decide is, shall the war be continued? And, if so, on what princi pies, and with what objects in view? And, if not, or. whit term shall peace be made? These ore the questions to be determined by the leaders of the Republican party who are now beginning to assemble here. Hnmiliating thought! that the destinies of the country are iu the hands of such men. There are very few among them who bolieve that the South can ever really be conquered or sutMlued And yet there are some who profess to believe this. These men, led by Sumner and Greeley, would carry on the war until every Southern man had been exterminated, and until the Jioilh had been depopulated in the work of examination, mid until both the North snd tbe South lud been made deserts. Then, laughing at the ruin they had effected, they would portion out the binds oi the conquered among their greedy aii'l rapacious followers, while the widows and orphans of the f illen would be sent to fill poor-houj-es ami jails. L?ut the mot of the "Republicans," although they do not believe that the Southern people can be ultimately conquered, still wish to carry on the war, aimply to gratify their hatred toward the South. The South, they eay, has not yet been sufficiently punished, true, the people will no longer volunteer. But we can raise armies by the conscription; and, by -continuing the war two years longer, we can desolate and lay waste a few more States, as we have desolated and laid waste a pirt of Virginia; we can lay in ashes a few more cities and towns, like Fredericksburg and Jacksonville; and we cau, perhaps, even reach and set free R few hundred more slaves. Be sides, the war proved a good thing to many of our people, who are making fortunes out of it, and who could not do so if it were to stop. The mercenary and malipnant members of the "Re publican" party reason thus. ' , Men like Mr, Seward and Mr. Chase, however, are beginning to be appalled at the consequences of their work. It is not too much to say that they never contemplated a war of the magnitude of the one in which we are engaged. Mr. Sew ard really believed that tbe insurrection only ex tended to a few hundred men at the South, and that it could be quelled in ninety days. They know that the South, united and powerfot as it Is, can never be subdued, and they are seeking diligently some means to slop the war. Mr Seward and Mr Chase both love the Union, snd wish to see it restored. If it rested with them, I verily believe they would offer honorable terms to the South, which might have the effect of Stopping the war and effecting ultimate reunion. But. unhappily, they are overborne bf the weight of the radical section of the partv. The radical (action, la pure mockery and deiision,bave an nounced that the Union might be restored, and the Southern S-ates received back again into the Union, if they would abolish slavery, but on no other terms. And you mat depend upon it, this is the corner stone of the "Republican" policy, and it will be set forth and elaborated aa euch in the President's mcfsage iu December r.ext. . Of course, they know that the South will spuru any such insult'with contempt. But what they mean is, that. the Union never shall be restored. Who, after this, can fail to see the object of tbe "Republicans" in causing the war. wnd the iusid uous steps by which the Administration people have been led to support it? Who, after tbis.can fail to aee that tbe Administration has violated tbe Constitution, overthrown the liberties of tbe people, and changed the form of our government from a republic to a military despotism; and that, while doing this, tbey bavt stigmatized aa "trai tors," and "disloyal," the only men who dared to expose and to denounce lAirtr treason and their disloyalty? The question now is, will the American people support this war any longer a war which is at lea? t avowed to be a war to prevent the restora tion of the Union? Or will they not rather de mand that the war chall cease, that the President shall be impeached, and that the Administration shall be replaced bv one which shall have no oth er guide than the Constitution, and whose object shall be the re-toration and preservation of the Union as it was? The more sagacious members of tbe "Repub lican" party begin to fear that, if the war is car ried on much lorger, we may be compelled to make peace on the basis of final separation from the South and acknowledgement of Southern in dependence. There is now nox longer any doubt that we are on the brink of a war with both France and England, both of whom, in that event, will at once espouse actively the cause of the South. Nay, it looks as if we might expect to hear any moment of the landing of a French army at Mobile, and the arrival in Charleston of tbe new Conl'ederateiroii-clad fleet, accompanied by an Eulisb squadron, to break t tic blockade. X. Washigtox, August 19. Nothing lias yet -o:c of the gathering of rad ical Republican politicians which was to tike place here this week. A large number of them have been here for some days, and many of them have sp-nt a good deal of time with the President. They have the ear of that function ary whenever they dere, and be listens with complacency to ail that they suggest. They are delighted with the doctrines enunciated in the letter of Mr. Whiting, Solicitor of the War De partment, which, it is whispere: here, was writ ten at the instance of the President himself, and contains a plain exposition of the principles by which he will be guided in the future prosecution of the war. And this, I believe, is tbe renson why thee radical politicians here are so quiet, and do not make any demonstration. They find that, in this letter, the President comes out at last, and fairly and squarely plants himelf upon their platform. They caused the war in order that slavery in all the States misht be abolished; in order that the Southern pleop'c miht be either siiljugated or exterminated; and in order that the estates of the Southern people miht be con fiscated and divided among tbe fanatics of the North. In this letter of Mr. Whiting's we are assured that the Administration has adopted this view, and will be cuided in its future action by these principles; that the Southern States now occupy no other relation to the Government than the relation of foreign countries with which we are at war, and which we are determined to con quer and subjugate; that the people of the South ern States are no longer our fellow citizens, but that they stand in no other relation to ward us than that of public enemies, whom it is the in tention of the Government to conquer and sub due; and that, after being conquered and sub dued, those States are to bo treated as conquered provinces, and the estates of the Southern people are to be confiscated; cbove all, that the South ern Stales are never to te readmitted Into the Union, never, until they abolish slavery. Find ing, therefore, that the President has. adopted thee views, and is shaping his conduct according to them, theradical politicians here rind their ob ject attained, it n I that they have r.othing more to do except to urye the President to emlwidy a declaration of these views in his next roes gape to Congress, which he has readily prom ised to do. Here. then, is food for thought for the people of the We-t. They were leitilcd into this war by the solemn devlariiio:t of the Administration that it was to be war for the Union. The re peated declaration of the President, the Secre t rv of State, and Congress, to this effect, are on record, snd can never be eff iced. The Secretary of State went nrthcr, and assured the country that the condition of every human beinj in the Southern States, after the war, should be the same as it was before the war These solemn pledges are now hlovro to the winds like cobwebs. The radical "Republican" members of the last Con gress ra sseJ measures which give to the Presi dent all the power of an Eastern depot, which change the form of our government from a free republic to a military despotism; and tbe rresi dent baa determined to exercise these powers Tbe matter is serious enough, and alarming enough In all prob;thilitv the dasof American liberty are numbered The freedom of elections in borne of the States is lready taken away. How much longer will it be before it is taken away from all of them, and a ikrnside or a Shetick found for each State? D the people still de lüde themselves with the idea that they will be allowed to hold another Presidential election? Do ther not see that ii ism the power of the Ad ministration to prevent that election from beinj held, or, rather, to have it held under bayonets, as elections are now conducted in Kentucky and Maryland, and no one but "Republicans" an1 eoldfers allowed to vote? And can it for a mo ment be supposed that the Administration will refrain from tbe exercise of that power? There is another very serious matter in rela tion to which the peop'e ought- to be warned The recent elections for members of Congress make it probable that there will be a majority of members in the next Uue ol .Representatives In opposition to the Administration. It will be a very small majority, but smII a majority, and they would have the power to elect the Speaker, who would undoubtedly be Fernando Wood, of New Yotk. The Administration have taken means to prevent this. When Congress assem bles, men will present themselves from all the districts in the Southern States now occupied by our troops, and will claim 'to be Union men, elected to Congress by Union men in those dis tricts. Arrangements have been made to have such men sent from North Carolins, Arkansas, Louisiana, the western part of Tennessee, and Florida. These men will really h ive been elect ed, but it will be by an election held and control! ed by military force, and at which no one will have been allowed to vote except tools of the Administration. I need not say that the voice of the people of the States I have named will not be heard or expressed in those elections at ail -But the creatures thus "elected'' will come to Washington, and will demand seats in the House of Representatives. The ntmo-t power of the Administration will be exercised in order to have them admitted to seats. The money ol the Fe I eral treasury will he used in lavish profusion to effect thin end. If it is effected, if these men, even if five of them, are admitted, t will turn tbe balance, and the "Republicans" will elect the next Speaker; Already, by the juggling of the last Congress in passing the bill for the dismem berment of the State of Virginia, the Adminis tration hat created for itself two votes in the United States Seuate. 1 he dismemberment game will be tried ogain in this Congress. For every State thus dismembered, the Administra tion gains two new votes in the Senate. . I liave bad an excellent opportunity recently of ascertaining tbe real facts in regard to the ex isteuce of any alleged"Union feeline"or"Uiiioti sentiment" at the South The views of. the Tlmes.'na expressed in the editorial article on the subject on the 19th iust., are unquestionably cor rect. Of all the delusions that have afflicted the public mind at the North for n year past, this is the most lamentable. There ia literally no Union feeling at the South, nor has there been since the PresiJent issued his emancipation proclamation. All tbe acts of the Administration, and of Con gress, since that time have only tended to crush out and extinguish in the heai ts of the Southern people whatever love of the Union lh'ey had pre viously cherished; and ti e whole South, as one mail, are now united in their determination to achieve their lndocndence? What else could bo expected? Tbe Administration now unblusbingly avows its intention to exterminate or to subju gate them, and to confiscate their estates. Would they be . human beings if they acted otherwise? I do not justify them. I only state a fact. For the existence of that fact tbe President and his advisers will yet have to answer. It is they who have destroyed the Union. There are some premonitory symptoms of a movement on the part of Gen. Lee's army, but none on that of Gen. Meade. Tbe Confederate cavalry make reconnoissances in strorg force, al most daily, to different points along tbe line held by Gen. Meade, and thus acquaint themselves ac: curately with the position and strength of the Union forces. Their latest dash of this kiud was made to the left and rear of Gen. Meade's army, and affords a most convincing proof that the line of the Rappahannock is do place for the Uniou forces. If they are to act on the defens ive, the Washington forts, or, at farthest, the bights of Centreville, are the place for them to be. If tbey are to act on the offensive, they can not do so successfully in the direction in which tbey are now acting. X. STATE ITEMS. Whitlet Cocntt Democratic Coxvkstiojc. Tbe Democracy of Whitley eaunty assembled in mass convention in the Court house square in Columbia City, on the 15th instmt. The News says: There were upwards of 3,001) people congrega ted in the court house square and immediate vi cinity, who, iu enthusiasm, patriotism and deter mined spirit to tnainuin their liberties as trans mitted to them by their glorious ancestors, chal lenged the admiration of everybody. Every township in the county was largely represented. Speeches were made by Hon. Robert Lowrt. and by Mr. Edward Evers of Chicago. Resolutions were offered by A. J. Dot c. las and unanimously adopted, as follows: Re$ohed, 1. That we fully endorse the reso lutions passed at the mass convention held at Indianapolis on the 2 )th day of May last, and thoe passed at the Democratic Stale Convention of Ohio held at Columbus, and the following in addition: 2. That we .-.re as heretofore attached to the old time honored principles of the Demo cratic party as taught by Washincion, Jefferson, Jackson, and the oiher fathers of the Republic; that we believe with them that m m is capable of self government, not only in times of national peace 'mid prosperity, but in time of war also; and consemieiitly the privilege of fieely discTssitig ami printing on all sntijevts connected with the policy of administering the government, and criticizing the acts ;' tlio.-c who for the time be ing have tiie control of life iov erumeut iu-their hands, is n liht inesiiniahle lo ns. and formida ble to tyrants only 3. That the iecent rebel raid into our State bv John Morgan and his men. mid the con sequent loss of pio;etty to our citizens, is the le gitimate fruit of the teaching of, and justly chargeable upon, the Abolition patty, who, for nearly two years, has lalsoly represented the De mocracy of this State as traitots and rebel syra palbizers, thereby inducing the it-lels to invade our State with tbe bore of receiving aid and com fort from our citizens. 4 That C. W. Hughes, Provost Marshal of this county, deserves and does receive censure from every good and loyal citizen of our county, for bringi'ig unnecessarily to his assistances large body of armed soldiery, tosether with a number of lawless citizens of Nohle county, for the os tensible purpose of intimidating the people and creating disturbances; and that it is the opinion of this convention that such an unwerrantable proceeding is the natural and legitimate result of the partisan course pursued by our Governor in organizing and arming home puards, who readily yield their manhood and their love for constitu tional rights, and willingly become the tools in the hnds cf an unjust and unwise administration in the work of tyranny. 5 That we. believing the hope and safely of onr rights and lilierties rest with the Democracy, will use al! honorabie. fair and constitutional means to preserve the same, and that as tbe bal lot box is nil ih.it is lert us, we will make every effort to obtain a fairexpte-sion ol the ballot; and do now in convention pledge ourselves to the support of the ticket this day placed before the people of Whitley, and wiH use every laudable means lor its success. Death or George W.Spitllr. Wereeorded a few days a;o the death of Mr. Spitler, by lightning, lie was known to a large number of the citizens of Indiana us a pood citizen, a true friend, :i f iiihlul public servant, and, jn all the relations of Iii, an hoiic-t man, ihe noblest work of Go! ." A correspondent ()f the Lafavete Courier fumis-hes i lie following sketch of his life and Ihe ciicum.-Mi.ces ntmling hi- tleath: Thede.itb of George W. Spitler of Renselaer by lightning, on the morning f tbe lib instant was one of the r.io-t peculiar instances of the kind on lecord. 'I he bou-e is situated about one mile from town, on a con-iderable sand rid;e in a prove ol tail timber, and is two and a half atorie high, protei ted by a lightning rod the first three reciion of which is oct tpinal copjter; the balance is roil iron. I he mort leasonxbin theorv is that the cop; er received a pteatrr charge than the iron could carry Ii i be consequence was that a portion of the electricity waa diverted from the copper to the h u-e, entering the nwf some little distance fiotn tbe rod It passed down into the ap-utments oi" the dwelling, meandering its way through some lour or five rooms, and severelv Mux-king several persons that were asleep in them ax it nnased. It entere! the room of tbe deceased, which is ou tbe first floor, where lie was iu bed with his wife Itpssed up the toot po-t of his bed tlirouh ln. Iw-dv, and down the head poast, killing the deceased nod tdtivering it as it passed; then through the floor into Ihe ground Iii wife, who was awke at the time, was unconscious that her husb.Mid was struck. and otdv felt the ho k in her foot, in which she is afflicted with rheumatism. He hail been awake but a m mient before, and bad changed his posi tion in the bed. She had ben up but a moment before and closed the door. The deceased had changed his position to .the back b irt of the bed, to enable her to get iu without inconvenience lie lay quietly. Death had done its work so sudden! v as not to disturb a muscle 1 he bed room was lighted for a moment by the flash, and, as above stated. Mrs. S. felt a slight shock in her lame foot. Little dreaming that her husband was a coipse bT her side, she quietlv remarked: "That shocked my foot" There was no re- spon.-e. The remark was repeated; but still no reply, when placing ber hand upon him. the dread truth flashed upon her mind. An ex- iamination ol the body disclosed no marks, save a slight discoloration of the Fkin in a straight line from the fool to the he-id. I here was no distortion of the features all plncid as though asleep. The deceased was among the first settlers of Jasper county, ajd for eighteen year filled the offices of Clerk, Auditor, and Recorder of the county. He was possessed of fine business quali fications. and has been identified ns Director in several of the public woiks of the State. He had many virtues of hih order -Charity and kindness were the chief characteristics of Ins na ture. It is no exaggerations to siv that thou sands of poor people, II all were living, would re ferto the time when he was more than tnenu or brother. And strong did they manifest their sorrow when thousands met, from his own and adjoining counties, to minule their tears at his funeral. It is no idlebhuwl It is genuine grief I Look, behold that poor widow; her eyes are red with weeping. She has been telling how be rent wood during the winter storms, when she could get it nowhere else; how he sent ber meat and flour when she had no money to pav. Hundreds arVtelling similar circumstances. Such a grave needs no sculptured monument to mark the spot. The well beaten paths in tbe grave yard will lead you to it. The epitaph is mote lasting than upon marble. . t. ' Laruk $Atc or Farmimg Land We see it stated in the Lafavette Journal that Thomas Dowlixo, of Terre Hauie, sold his fine farm in White county. Indiana, to Mr. Hcster. of Nel son county, Kentucky, with Its stock of hore, cattle, Slc, for forty one thousand dollais. The tract embraces sixteen hundred and forty acres, with some seven hundred acres under cultivation. Lands are now btcomine more frequently in quired after, and this sale of Mr. D. show that good lands will command a good price. kwtom Cocstt. ve are inlormed that the Democrats of Newton county are alive. One of a series of meetings was beld on Saturday last at Morocco iu that county, at which not less than two thousand i eople wee present. It was a grand siffht to sc a yon can .ily ae opon the treat prairies, the vast delegations with banner flying li'e into thai little town u;on all the roads convening' to it. First rmt tbe delegation from Jackson town.-h'p, the stronghold of De niocracy, with music, tlajr and tretner. folio w-t el bv h large proce8io;i from Jasper county; then Washington, Ir.Hjuoi" snd Lake townships came swelling the multitude, the delegation fmm Kent Station bringing up tbe rear A large nans . ber were present from Illinois alo. The style of tbe affiir waa a basket dinner, and it went off finely. Whenever the sneaker teferred to Val tAMuuiMM the utmost enthusiasm prevailed, tod trvqueut cheer were riven to the sentiments nt-' tere-1 by the peaker. Mr. H H. Doip of Indi-aiiaj-oii-, as well ns to the Cotisnttition, the Union and the Democracy To ive one an idea of tbe leel:i'ir in thai part of the country at leant seven lint, died ladies stood for over two hours ia the raiu. iu their e iserne- to participate in the meeting. Although Newton is a new county, its people me not behind others in the good work of restoring the country by the success of conserva tive men ami conservative principles. Allkx Coi'ntt Democratic Costistipk. The Democrats of this county assembled in con vention at Fort Wayne ou the I Ith inst, Hon. F. P. Randanl in the chair, and G. F. Sticbob, T. M. asprewb, and W. H. McDi.ald, Secre taries. The following ticket wat. unanimously adopted: For Senator, W. W. Carson; for Auditor, C. A. RtKrts; for County Commis-ioner. Third District. D. n LiPhs; for Attorney of Real Es state, H. Dickkrsox. The committee on resolutions reported tbe fol. lowing Ritolced, That we will earnestly support every constitutional measure tending to preserve the Union of the States We are, as we ever have been, the devoted faiends of tbe Cor.ati tulion and the Union, and we have no sympathies with tbe enemies of either; and it isbecau-e of our devo tion to the Union and Government that we are compelled to oppose the pteent Administration, which is pursuing a policy destructive of both, aa established by our fathers. RttulrrJ, That in the opinion of this conven tion the war is being conducted by the present Ad miuistratiou, i .r for the restoration of the Union, but for the ah;uit;oii of slavery and tbe destruc tion of the Union, and our only assurance of peace and restoration i in the-success of the Dem ocratic party. Rennlr.nl, That we declare that the power which ii.s re eot!y been assumed by the Presi dent of tbe United Spates, whereby, under tbe guise of military lecesMty, be ha proclaimed and eitended or asserts the right to j-roclaioi and extend martial law over the States where war does not ex;st, and has suspended the writ of habeas corpus, is unwarranted by the Con stitution, and its tendency is to subordinate civil to military authority to subvert all fiee government and destroy our State rights. Rtsolted, That the Democratic part? is now, and always has been, a law abiding party; and while jealous of our liberties and State rights, will sustain all laws cobstitutioually enacted and enforced. Which were adopted by acclamation. On motion of F. D. Lasselle, : Resolved, That we. the Democracy ol Alien county, have a firm reliance in the Democracy of Ohio, that they will be able to preserve the in tegrity of the ballot box, and elect their noble aud persecuted exile, C. L. Vallandigham, to tbe gubernatorial chair. This resolution was receirl with three hearty cheers for Vallandigbam an 1 constitutional lib erty. Democratic Convention- i Cass Cocxtt. The Democracy of thi county met in convention at Logansport, on Saturday, the 15th iust. TL Pharos says: The convention was well attended every towoshio being represented, and nearly every one by a full delegation. The convention waa composed of tbo best Democrats of the county, thinking men, who understood tbe tesponsibility resting upon them, and anxious to promote the harmony and success of the Democracy. Tbe best feeling prevailed among tbe delegates, and their only desire was So select a ticket that was worthy of the support of the people. They found no difficulty in making a good selection from tbe names presented. The following ticket was nominated: For Commissioner, Samuel Pa rm baker. For Real Estate Appraiser, Abraham D. Skinner. For Coroner, Ilucb O'Neal. S. A. Hal), from the Committee on Resolu tions, reported the following, which were unani mously adopted: Bern- . That tb Ife-murracy of Cnsa coo my cor dially aairm the follomit.e aa the cardinal t.me-hon-ore ! priiiciplr s upon wbkli ita organisation at a party i based: "Kqnal ami exact justice to all men, of whatever State or prrsuaaion, religious or political; Teice, corrmtTce and uoiftt fritndsLipwl h all nation- entangling aiiian-.-r with none; The iippurt of ihe bt te Government In all tbe r ril:l, aslh most competent aduiiMratKin for our donaetair concerns, and :Lc kure.'t bulwarks against ami republi can tendencies The preservation of tha Ceneral Government In iu whole constitutional Igor, as the tbeet anchor f our peace at home and hafety abroad; A Jealous cire of tke rij.-Lt of election br the ptcple a mild and afe corrective of aburek which are lorped off by the sword of revolution her peaceable remedi'tare unprovittet!; Absolute aequie.-eenc In the deci-iODS of tbe Ul'jorify tbe vital principle of republ c, from which there ia apeal but to force, tbe vital principle and in-mediate parent of depotism; A. well disciplined militia our be t reliance in peace, and in the tiri movement In war till regulars roav re. lieve them: The supremacy of the civil over tbe military author ity; Kcottomr in tie public expense, that labor may bm lightly burdened; The honest payment of onr debt- aud sacred preserva tion of Ue public faith; fcneoura gemein or agriculture, and of rommeree mi Ita handmaid; ' Tbe ditlu.-ion of ii.form.ttion dJ the arraignment of all buses at the bar of public reason: Freedom of religio. Freedom of the prei-; Freedom of person ander tbe roUctiwii of tbe habeas corpus; Trial by jnrie impartially selected." avVaWrW, That we cordially reaffirm the remliiouof tbe State mass meeting- on the 20th of May, of the mass meeting held in thi city on the 131 h of Jane, and of tbe last Democratic CouMy Convention. f.'tn-JrJ, That we are In favor of peace upon th basi of the Constitution and Cnion; ana that we utterly condemn tbe Abolition policy which pn-po prevent tbe resumption by State of tbeir place in the Uno sa les euch State firat abolish alavery; and that e denounce the prosecution of tbe w ar for mcu a purpoe as treason to the Constitution and tbe I'nton. . Hrnic , That the diet at ton and aaarpatiow by Military authorities at tbe recent election in Kentucky de serve tbe condemnation of every freeman wb be lieve that '"the ballot-box aud oi.en debate mark a free people; and that a repetition cf auch odi oufc tyranny should be met and ri sled by thai strong arm cf au outraged people Justly jealoiu of their riftht. iWcmJ, That we aend gremlin to the pallant oldier or the I'n'on everywhere, feelinp that peae aid a re stored I'nion would ooa result Iron their valor if their efforts could be aided by tbe adoption of a w i-e tatet- uiao-like policy ou tbe part of those bo control the Gov- ernmeijt. Clinton Coimi. A friend writing to us from Frankfort, tay that "on Thursday, the 13t!i iust., we beld odo of the greatest and most harmonious Democratic oon v en liens ever held ia this place. Thete were from four to 6t thou sand in attendance. Hickory nuu and hickory boughs were the ornaments of the day. Messrs. Tckpik and Waas (the Mayor of Lafajetle; were the speakers, and they addressed Ihe m?es iu a satisfactory aud edifying manner. The county ticket wa nominal! by acclamation. For Clerk, David P. EjiNka; for Auditor. John W. Ulm, and lor Appraiser of Real Estate, ' J ami s Dell. Muting at WEbTTMRT. There was a hand some demonstration at Wetport, Decatur coun ty, on the 19th inst. The Democracy of portion of Bartholomew, Jennings and Decatur had an Old fashioned baket meeting; they came iu pro cessions, in w agons and on horseback, with music and banner; the wagons being decorated with hickory boughs made the proceions look like moving forets. Not tbe least sgrcmble feature of the meeting waa the larr number ef ladiea w ho graced the occasion with their presence, ard provide I a sutnrtuoos dinner root their well filial ta?kel. 1 bete were at lea-t five thot:ard peraona in attendance. . Tbe meeting waa ad dressed by Me-r. Josam-V. lUiaBrrft in the lorenoon, and Osca B lloao and William S. Holman in tbe afternoon. Move on tbe good work -tbe people atill live. We fiud the folio big iu the Lafayette Courier: ( RES;t4-Atat Im, Atigut 17. V. D. Lfk, F.sq.: This moruing George. W. Ppitler waa killed at home bv lirhtnin in -Ida bed. Yours, ' ' C. W.Hmix.