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VOLUME VII.
fountain gtmoqat.
PUBLISHED KVKRY SATURDAY, BY
OELWICKB «te JANUARY.
D. W. OILVICM, »M. A. JANLABV.
Ttnat-Inviritblj in Advtnce:
One ytar . ..|8 00.
fin 8 00.
Cbree Months 1 fW).
Single Copies 10.
Torma of Advertising:
fine Square, 10 lines, fl r«t insertion. $ 8 00
I! rh Subsequent Insertion I 00
Husinrss Cards, of 10 line# or lessarne year 28 00
Business Cards, of 10 lines or lr«s, three months 10 00
A liberal di*eoiml mil f»e made on the stime rates for
all yearly and quarterly advertisements which eaeced
one square.
THE MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT
Book anti Job Printing Office!
Is replete with all the modern Improvements fur the
NEAT. rilKAI* ANI» R APID execution of every
variety of PRINTING—sueh as Book*. Pamphlets,
Briefs, Busters. llamlhilU. Circulars, Ball Tickets, Pro
grammes, Certificates of Mnek or Deposit, Billheads,
t necks, Receipts, Cards, labels, etc., either in plain
or fancy colored inks.
/ tjffr? on < bloimi St refi . /V/rrerrs/fe.
L. F. FISHER. No. 171 H Washington str**r»,
>ait«- Msifli'f *• ll'» iiar. ‘a thr .nlv authorised
A.'* »» f<>r »hr M"i \r m IMcHim'H»t in t ritv of S*n Fran*
« «n AM «rilrr* f««r lh** u.»p**r or a-Urrtmug left with
fi. in. Will I*** promptly ■** l**iid ■**l to.
J. O KEHLBY »* Mtli'ift»»4 r*'<*e»ve moiwy*
I 11. *
T. 8. DORSEY !« *«t*h*«r*f.*d Ia «olirli «iih*rrip*
t one and ree* ire nioiiry* for lh»* M'*i , vt»i* mat.
W. T. 01888 '* tlir autliMi tnl Afrnt oftheDws*
■•rmt at (»••<■ rgrtnsu. Onl»r* f*r Ihr p«|w*r. *i|vrriismg
• I jol. Work. IrD with liltn, will I*** promptly attrixlrd to.
CHAB. P. JACKSON t« lll** SUthoriSrd Ajfrnt
r f th** Mo« »r*ia |IN« tut «I Kl Dorado. Orders left
W’th him will hr promptly aU«*nd«*d to.
HARVEY LEE,
AIT ui X t V ; AT. L A V • ...
PU.rrvillr, t al
j y Og| r in ftoiifliM k llin*-»’ HuiMinf. Main fctrr**!. 14
OEO PEN. JOHNSTON,
ATTORNEY AT I AM
Offi r in DuuirU»« A llm**«* III! ill! I (IK. Mam street,
Jy PlarrrrMl**. Cal. 14
D. BTEUART SMITH.
PII \ Sin A N AN I» s I »« li KOS,
, Ijtr of thr H**n*»r«hlr lU»t lodi* Company ’» Srnlcf.'
orncs, Ma. White's I»a; *» *tosk. Maim Hum.
j**3n IMarrr» tllr. ly
O. D. HALL. and O. YALE.
PUu-trrill*. .V*»». Kl'ttnriinf,
PraMirr I.*w in all thr f’otirt* of I tah.
ofhr*-*, at t ar»<»ii and \ inrinia * it). jr-10 tf
Julia in mi, it- t. tLOat.
HUME A BLOSS,
ATT'lllN Y. S " - Ail AM,
Office Hi < It) ll|o«*k I’laern ill**.
M'ill prartirr l.aw in thr i **nrt• >■( FI ln>rado and ad
j.ii* inf i ountir* —in th aujirrin*-1 oiirt, and th** Court*
of Utah Territory. mill
)• ih* rt-.ar. t. a. nrra.
DRS. COOKE A TITUS.
PIITJ* I V I AX !* AND M T Rt» KON J ,
OffW, Ma n !*irrrt. third door ahovr th** •* Old R**»n»*l
’Tent."opp»i«itr J*» Wit tr*• r*»rn* r huildinf on th** Plata
H. K. STOWE.
NOTARY Pm LIC AND CON AKV ANO R.
Cnlonlown. FI Dorado County
A. A. YftJf QUEL DEB.
rrf I) II K V AT LAW.
lFla«**r vili**. Kl Dorad**County. California.
'flFfiOß, corner Colonia and Mam Jttrre’*.
8. W. SANDERSON.
ATTORNKV-AT I. A W .
Office. In Douglas*’ Budding (up i*talrt>. Alain Street,
tkMMflk
T. U HARMON.
NOT AW «milt* AND CON AKY ANCKR.
. Perda, Mrrtywv*#eLr .rorrrotly written tiid acknowledge
fl* Ilf Ulm ‘Hi w N»te« prnt*att-d.
Office—front rwawL ,'h» un tam Democrat hulldlng.
E. B CARSON.
NOTARY II RUT AND CONVEYANCER.
(5-411 Otte. — Will. fW Cuunl. Recorder. [lf J
22 _. nHAW r. ißwiw,
so« a « r pTb tie.
In ar.d for n tMli. Camaty—o«ee At Diamond Aprln».
«. lIIRRIM.
PLANA CORNER. PLACER VILLE.
TI’KT mt».! a Ur.» ...ortmrnt nf the lieat brand,
of HirutCican. Tobacco», XMiwhium
and other P«p««. **»»chc« an I PUymg C»rd«.
w bolraaAa ani wcr.ail, a» San Krancuco prim, jrf 3m
GREAT INDUCEMENTS!
Arr now offm-d hy
L. A. UPSON 8c CO.,
<»CCCBWORB TO CIIAKDEB W, BARN».)
Tlirr propow I* nell flood, ni «renlly reduced r»le»,
be ea»k. u. nil übo ui.h to purrbue.
The. trae» m h.tad the lorae.l and beat «defied Moe* of
I
AND LiaUOBS
OBOC!
In thr country, whir* the y arr •riling LOMKE than an j
«iibcf irm. Thry aUa
FORWARD GOODS!
With rrratmt punetualitj, and at the lowrat ratr».
Call and price tkr Good*, and riamine the Stock
before purchasing ehewkere.
L. A CPSON A CO ,
)«*I6 Xn On the Placa, opposite thr Theater.
WATCHES AND JEWELEY.
C. J. ARVIDSSON 8c CO.
Reapertfully inform their friend* and
the ladira and frntlemrn §f Placer
▼ille and vicinity generally, thru they
jWlll continue the nuninrssat the old
stand, and have now on hand a compirle astori men* of flue
GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES.
BINE DIAMOND RINGS, GOLD CHAINS,
Ladies’ and Gold Ring*,
Ladies* Hurdles, ureast Pins, Ear Rings, Kid.,
All af which thry o^ er f or tM j r ft t the luwest ralrs. far sash,
ALL KINDS of CALIFORNIA JKWKI.HV and Diamond
work, m u. # a hori«sl ..uik'o.
W WATCHES Rapai red and RaguUtai ky aoes*
P’uiendfd workman.
MILLIARD BALIA Turned, ami Oasis ani Pistols
«parrei. C. I. ARMDFFON i 00.,
Jélfl Heel Boor to Mif roana’ Brick Block, Main *t.
WATCHES, JEWELRY,,
AMD
SILVER WARE.
•Mi lAa OUUtt Jewlry EsbiUUkment in PlofrtiUé,
4n /Ktr»*y's h'irtprixtf Jiloi’t, Main itrtU,
*fTHfE 8I t BSCRIBKR respertfully announces to hie
1 friends, and the citiseli* of Placmilia and vicinity,
generally, that ha haa now in store a splendid assort*
•ment of
Oold and Silver Watches !
JEWELRY, DIAMOND WORK. ETC.
All of wlilak It* n fibra »t Ut» loweit price, fui «.«It.
Californi» Jewelry mede to order.
AVatebea and Jewelry repuleed and warranted,
Nochar»eforre(uUtin.\Valehea. EnarATing
on Woaad dune to order (Jrlt-Sua) K. HAHHH.
DON’T STOP EAT I*ol
W Khava opened a NEW GROCERY AND PROVISION
STORE in the fireproof building opposite the Theatre
on the Plata, In Placerrißc, where we are selling oholoa
Groceries and Provisions
At a very low figure, and expect to give entire satisfatto!)
Y)oth as regards quality and price. Come and Judge for
yourselves. Goods delivered free of charge.
BURNS A McBRIDK,
Jeli-Sm Wholesale and Retail Grocers.
PLACEB VILLE AJSSAY OFFICE,
maiYi itueet, placebville.
OLD DUST received for Meltingand Assaying, and
returned in from 4 to 6 hours.
G
Warranted.
All Bart dia
I Bart diacottnted at Ban Franclieo Prices.
>!• a* C. J. ARVIOBON A CO.
THE MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT.
PLACERYILLE, EL DORADO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, AUGUST IS, ISSO.
COME ONE I COME ALL ! !
OLD NATIONAL RESTAI? RANT,
rscs. rnilllTci., Pr*prkUn.
PEED. COLLINE, PAT «LAVEN.
HAVING PIKCIIA9FD and
REFITTED this olii Stand,
we would inform the nubile that we are
at all times read? to accommodate thoce who
may favor us with their patronage. Our old friends and
ftatront will please wive usa call. You will find every
thin* the market affords.
Oyster Stews, that can’t be Beat.
Porter House Steaks, Pork Eteaka, Mutton Chops, Ham
and Kggs, Hoi Holla, Hot Muffins, and Game of ail kinds.
rr GAME, CHICKEN AND CHAMPAGNE SUPPERS
SERVED TO OEDER.
We a.**» prepared to furnish suppers for Balls, Parties, 4c.f
at the shortest notice.
Bouit open at all Hours, Dap and Night.
One door below Hie Oasis Saloon, Main St., Piacere Die.
Placervllle. June IS.IS*). jrlft-Hm
AND NEPTUNE
BESTAUBANT.
HOPE
Cunningham t Tucker, Proprietor*.
‘dÈà.
THE underalyned hey leave
In'nrm their friends and
the public generally that they
have taken the above named
stand, and are at all limes prepared to furnish to order, at
the shortest notice. Game and Grater Suppers.
Meals at all hours. Pork. Beef, Mutton, Qualls. Hare,
4c , always un hand. A share of patrnnaye Is solicited.
jeU&n CUNNINGHAM A TUCKER.
THE CARY HOUSE,
Three-Story fireproof Hotel, Main Street, Placerville,
s. B. CABY PBOPBIETOB.
IN all the Improvements and conveniences which mod
ern hote|■ keejil ng has rendered essential, The Cary
Mouse .lands pre-eminent. It Is liyhted with yss. and fur
nished in every department in the most approved style.—
It employs the he.i talent in every department, and the ta
ble is always supplied with the choicest of everything to be
had in the market
f-RF The Cary House Is the depot for every staye line
to and from the city, and Is kept o|»en all night. Jel6
YOUNG’S HOTEL,
IS.
f Rebuilt on the alle of the old Washington
Hotel.) DIAMOND SPRINGE
The undersigned desires to Inform the Trav
eling Public, and his old friends, that he has I
iusl completed and opened his Hotel, for the*
SECOND TIME ; and is determined, despite the elements,
to try to ** keep a Hotel** second to none on the road.
His Furniture and Bedding are 411 new. and'nt'TtlF belt
quality; his Table will at all times be supplied with the
choice of the Market ; and attention to the comfort of his
guest. »hntl always be a primary consideration.
N B —The house I. plastered throughout and the sleep
ing apartments are large and well ventilated. There la
al.*» a line DANCING II ALL attached to the House.
Terms moderate. NATHAN YOUNG.
Hood STOCK YARDS attached to the House.
Diamond Springs. May 10. IMO. al 1 Am
The “Old Arcade Restaurant”
REJIVEXATED.
* /TGV
r friends.
. that (hey V J
BESET ITIOSS
Desire to Inform their
*and the public at large. Hi
have, at considerable ripense. entirely renovated and
remodeled the "OLD ARCADE,” and are now prepared
•o furnish Meals in superior style, at all hours of the day
or ii’ght
kT EVERY DELICACY of the Season may he had at
all tunes Polite and gentlemanly attention may be relied
U|«*n
EW The H\KERV Is supplied, at all limes, with a
rh<i.«e variety ..f BREAD. PIES. CAKKS.ete .which will
Itr *.dd, wholesale or retail, at lowest market rales
Halls, Parties, etc., furnished with Sup »ers, In superior
slvle, si .hurt notice
au4dlm HENRY SYMONS 4 CO. Proprietors.
WHAT CHEER HOUSE,
SACRAMENTO STREET,
BAN rBANCISCO.
The Largeol, Beni and ( beapent
HOUSE IN CALIFORNIA.
kT By its recent improvements and enlargement, it
ran in»* accommodate all who apply .
jyT-Jtm R. B. WOODWARD, Proprietor.
BIRD’S HOTEL,
Plr*.Proof Building, Diamond Spring*.
THE Proprietor will say to the Public that he intends I**
furnish his table with the best the market affords
Ills be«ls are new and clean and rooms comfortable and !
Well Ventilatevi.
Kr OFFICE OP THE PIONEER STAGE COMPANY X 0
JOHN A BIRD
Diamond Springs, Jan. f«lh, ISA».—ly
W. M. DONAHUE,
WHOLESALE DEALER IN
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC WINES,
LIQUORS. BTC..
MAIN STREET, I'LACERVILLE.
|'ST H4WPI.iTROOMS. jH
Jet.l CABT HOUSE BUILDING. [»m
MAGNOLIA,
BKorKUSS BBHUIK.
On the bacramento and El Dondo Wagon Road,
rr None but the purest Liquors and best Cigars in
CaVftirnia kept. (jet) J. M. MASSEY.
M the SNUG.”
TODD 4 BRADLEY PROPRIETORS,
Golem* 8 1 root, corner of M*in.
Main street Entrance, through Sllherttien’s C|g*r
Store. Colama street Entrance, tirsi dour above Main
street. Jy*l 3m
GREYHOUND SALOON,
F. U. HARMON PROPRIETOR
Main Street, (Donar** Block.)
jjrtS ruotar ill». 3m
BURNS A McBRIDE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DE A LE» f. IN
GROCERIES and PROVISIONS,
Flrrproo( building, on *),, Dan. and at Ida OLD STORE
„ . , Nrar Crdar Barin. .
o o ons nf.ij i tjihii /a* ti of au Kn f.
JrlS Sm
BATHS! BATHS 11 BATHS!!!
HOT. COLD AND SHOWER BATHS !
* if TRI
OABIB BATHZVO A BHAVUTO SALOON,
AND DKPOT FOR VANTINE 1 »
Compound Vegetable Hair Tonio,
Por Restoring. Preserving and Beautifying
THS HUMAN HAIR.
Ifwwt dour to tliu Oasis Saloon, Main Street. Piacere lII#
jeli-4m J. VANTINE, Proprietor.
«bimani
MAIN PTREET, FLACBRTILLK,
[Next door to Arridami»*» Jawalry Store.]
MONEY LOANED .
[frM
S. SILBERBTIEN,
tyl
■TB THE CARY HOtSE.
CIOAaa, TOBACCO, FEUIT, NUTS,
ObndiM and Stationery.
WOMUIRI MggRCHAUM PIPES «54
A. A. VAN VOORHIBS,
vnntauL* a** man. attua la all limn
tiaaisi, atatEss,
A* ft*
Horar Mirata and Hankrtt, ala..
Fagatbrr with a larga and rutilata aaaortmanl of
LBATHEB. OALT4KINB. SHOE FIN».
INOS, BHOSMAHHM* XITB,
Laathar Praacrratlrr, do., Ac., aU of which la o Farad al
Sacramento Frkra.
Now Iron Flro- Proof Block,
JelSI Moln ttrarl, Flacrrvtllr. (Dm
gLANKETS, hr iole cheap »l
I. EI.KCS’.
“ OUR COUNTRY ■A.L.W.A.'S'S RIGHT, 33X7T RIGHT OR WRONO, OTJR COUNTRY.”
NATIONAI. DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM.
a Dorrai) at salti mors, jumi 280, 1980.
Remlrtà, That the platform adopted h? the Democrat! 6
party at Clnrlnnatl be affirmed, with the following ex
planatory resolutions:
FVraf, That the government of a Territory organised hy
■n act of Congress is provisional and temporary, and du
ring its existence all rititens of the Tutted Plates have an
eoual right to settle with their properly In the Territory,
without their rights, either of person or properly, being
destroyed or impalmi by Congressional or territorial leg
islation.
àSrrpnr/, That It is the duty of the Federal Government,
.o all Its departments, to protect, when necessary, the
rights of persons and property In the Territories, and,
wherever elae Ita constitutional authority extends.
Third , That when the settlers In a Territory having an
adequate population, form a State constitution, the tight
of sovereignty commences, and being consummated by ad
mission Into Hie Union they stand or. an equal faotlng
with (he people of other States, and the State thus organ
ised ought to be admitted Into the Federal Union, whether
its constitution prohibits or recognises the Institution of
slavery.
/trmdrrf, That the Democratic party are In favor of the
acquisition of the Island of Cuba on such terms as will be
honorable to ourselves and Just to Spain, at the earliest
practical moment.
Item! red, That the enactments of State legislatures to
defeat (he faithful execution of the fugitive slave law, are
hostile in character, subversive of the Constitution, and
revolutionary In their effect.
Itaw/re*/, That the Democracy rf the United States re
cognite It as the Imperative duty of this Government to
Croleel the naturalised cititeli in all hit rights, whether at
nme or In foreign lands, to the same extent as its native
bnrr. elttcens.
Whrreo», One of the greatest necessities of the sge. In
a political, commercial, postal and military point of view,
is a speedy commun'rallon between the Pacific and At
lantic coasts. Therefore, he it
Hf*olrnt, That the National Democratic party do here
by pledge themselves to use every means In Ihelr power
to secure the passage of tome bill, to the extent of the
Constitutional authority of Congress, for the construction
of a Pacific Railroad from the Mississippi river to the Pa
rifle ocean, at Hie earliest practicable moment.
CALL FOB THE DEMOCBATIC STATE
CONVENTION.
rimUIIIMM or TUI DUnCIiTIC ITI» CRITHAL OIMMITTKE.
SW'uMD DAT.
Committee met pursuant to adjournment. The chair
man being absent. Mr. Mndley wan called to the chair.
Roll called by Peeretary. Present—Messrs. Higgins, Hays,
Van Voorhles, Hone, Freer, Treat, Merritt, May, Gelwicks,
Griffith, Nordhrliuer, Watson, Scott, l.aird, Stratton,
Rlghtmire, Powell. Gough, Langfird. Easterling, Parks,
Franklin, Limile/. Kly, llenham, llooten—26.
Absent—Hog*. Casseri/, Norton, Thomson, Long, Ry
land. Hammond. Henry, Price and Krelder—lt*.
Mr. Benham offered the following resolutions, which
were unanimously adopted :
Musai as, the Democratic State Central Committee of
California met on Monday, the Bnth of July, 1 MIO, there
being present Joseph P. Iloge, Chairman, and thirty-six
members of the Committee :
A mf, H7«ere«is. after due organisation and discussion of
business, the Committee by resolution regularly nassed,
adjourned to meet again on Tuesday morning, July 81st,
at lu oVlock ;
An»t H "Aereo*, on the said 81st July, Ihe Committee
having assembled at 1» o’clock, the chairman not being
C resent, and a committee of three was appointed to Inform
im (hat Ihe Committee was assembled and ready to pro
ceed to business, and desired his attendance; a.id the
Committee tn writing Informed the chairman thereof;
.{*</ H'Aere«i«, the laid Joseph P. Iloge, in answer, ad
dressed a note to the said committee, designating Ihe said
8 ate Central Coniml’tee “as a portion" of the Fiate Cen
trai Committee, and declining further to act with said
Committee ; n»»w, therefore, he it
f/omJrett, fly the Democratic State Central Committee
of California —
I That the place of chairman of ihe Fiate Central Com
mittee is vacant, hy the refusal of the said J. P. Iloge to
a>'l as such, and that this Committee do elect a chairman.
8. //fsJrfJ. Thai the correspondence between said
Joseph P. Hog*- and the committee appointed to address
him he published, with all other proceedings of (he Demo
cratic Plate Central Committee.
On motion, Charles I, trolley, of Vnha, was elected per
manent chairman of Ihe Democratic Plate Central Com
mittee
The following resolutions w re then adopted :
I AVWre»/, That Ihe platform proniu'galed hy the
Convention at Baltimore which nominated John C. Hreck
cnrldge and Joseph Lane. n eets with onr cordial approval,
and that we accept It as the true exposition of Democratic
principi» s.
8 AVsi/raf. That we regard John C. Breckinridge and
Joseph (.atre, for President ami Vice Presidenti as the rep
resentatives »*f the Irne National monocracy.
:t /,Wm/, That the Democracy of California meet hy
d» legates in Plate Convention,at Sacramento, on Tuesday,
11 th «lay of September next, to choose Hectors, who shall
support John i'. Breckinridge for Presidi nt, and Joseph
la*nr for Vice President.
4. /.V*dr«f. That the representation in the Convention
hereinafter provided for, In* as follows: One delegate for
each county ; one for each two hundred Democratic votes
cast for the eandiilate on Ihe last Plate ticket having he
highest Vote th» rein, and one fur each traction of one bun
dm! or upwanls.
On motion of Mr Benham, the Chairman was directed
t»» call a Democratic Plate Convention in conformity with
the resolutions ado|4cd.
In conformity with the foregoing resolutions, a Demo
cratic Plate Convention is her» hy called, to meet hy'Mefc
gales, at Pacram.-nto, on TI’KPOAY, the llth »»f P« pieni
b* r next, at 18 o'clock, m., to nominate four Klectors of
Presiti» ut ami Vice President, to cast the V *te of the Plate
nf California fur JOHN C B KICK IMI I Dlit: ami JOPM’H
I. A NR.
The ratio of representation will be Ihe same a» that
of the lati (democratic Plate Convention, and the appur
tlonment for each county shall be as follows, to wit :
Alameda 6 Pan Bernardino,. 4
Amador II Pan Diego 8
Butte, II Pan Francisco, 8A
Calaveras, 17 Pan Joaquin, D*
Contra Co»'a. A Pan l.ouis Obispo, H
Colma < FAR Mitico" . .r~~..TT.. »
D»l Norte, 8 Pania Barbara, II
FI Dorado,,.. 1* Pania Clara, **
Fresno. 8 Pania Crus 8
llumbnl.lt 3 Phaita S
Klamath 4 Plerra, 16
!.«•» Angeles, 11 Pisklyou 18
Marin,,. 4 Potano, 7
Mariposa S pnnoma, II
Mendocino, A Ptanlslaus, 8
Merced 8 Putter, A
Monterey, 8 Tehama, A
Napa A Tulare, 5
Nevada. 11l Trinity 7
Placer. 14 Tuolumne 80
Plumas A Volo, A
Pacramento,. 80 Yuba, 14
Total 3H
Demociatlc papers of the Plate will please publish.
By older of the Committee.
CHAP. LINDLF.V,
Chairman of the Democratic Plate Central Committee.
iVx. J. H»s»tkn. Recording Pecretary.
Wx. L. Hiuoinh, Correc|H)ndlng Peer (ary.
PROCEEDINGS t>T THE DEMOCRATIC
Central committee.
Pur»!» 1 ''. I» notice, the Democratic Central Com
eò'.U'e of Kl Dorado County met at the oltiea of the
Moixtaix ItauoraAT, on Saturday, llie 4tli of Ali
atiti, IMO, at a o'clock, p. m. 1). W. Oelwicka,
Chairman of the Committee, atated the object of
the nieelina.
The Secretary not being present, on motion, D.
T. I.oof hour row «as elected Secretary imi Urn.
The Secretary railed the roll. I’reaent—Oelwicka,
McMorray. Me I.run, Williams, (by proxy,) Ltsd
boiirrow, Kirch and Hamm (by proxy).
Mr. Kirch staled lliul he had informed Messrs
Itiehanls and Kincade that the Committee would
meet on Monday, and as they desired to be present,
he would more to adjourn until Monday, Aligns!
nth, at a o'clock, p. ». The motion prevailed, and
ibe Committee adjourned.
PtIM'KEDINUS OX MONI) AT.
Committee met, pursuant to adjournment. Called
to order bv D. W. Oelwicka, Chairman. The Mil
being called bv the Secretary, the following mem
bers responded : Oelwicka, Williams, McMiirrsy,
Kirch, l.oofbourrow, McLean, Richards, Meredith,
Hamm (by proxy), and Ureese (by proxy). Absent
—Kincade and Zanders.
Mr. Kirch moved that the Committee proceed to
call a County Convention, In meet in IMacerville on'
the ISth day of August, lituo, to elect delegates to
the State Convention, to meet at the City of Sacra
mento on the .Mb day of September, I Siti», to nomi
nate Electors pledged to vole for Douglas and John
son
Mr. McLean offered the following resolutions as a
substitute :
Wraotret, That a Drmoaratls County Convention bo
held IK Ibr City of Disarmile. County of Cl Dorado, on
WEDHRHDAV, HKITKMJHCR THE PUTII, at til
o'clock, M., for tha purpose of pootloallnf two candi
dates for the State Senate sad eight eandidalrs fur ths
Assembly i alio, tha elee»» of a County Central Com
mitter, and the transaction of such «tort business at
the Contention assy deem proper.
/fcau/emf, That primary elections lor Delegates to tha
County Convention ba avid in ths various urpoiiuils
throughout tha County, on MONDAY. SKI'TKMHKU
THE THIRD, ltd» ; and that polla be opened nt six
o'clock, r. 11, and elated at 7o'clock, P. M.,of said day,
and that all voting ba e<e>t exec, fur at many delegates
at the elector may be entitled to vote.
ffeeo/rnf. That the primary Meetings be held at the
usual pianta for holding auoh meetings.
ffewdrerf, That the basis of representation In ths
Contention hereby called be at follows ■ One delegate
for every nreeioct at large ; one delegate fur every one
hundred Deioucratio talea oast Air any State officers
nominated by Ike Democratic Stale Convention, at the
last general election ; and one delegate for every (Tac
tion over (I(Iy voles so east.
Aeon red. That no person shall be entitled to a teat in
the next Democratic County Convention who wae not,
at the time of hie election, a homi Mr resident of the
precinct be proposes to represent—that no proxies be
allowed, and Hint no person shall be entitled to vote for
«1 piegate» at thr primary meeting» ulto is not at the time I
• hntm fh/f rraidriit of »Mid nrrrinet.
RfMiH fui , That Ihr re ahall hr «nr Inspector nnd two
Judge* at tarli precinct where the primary elect Inn I»
held, who ahull constitute a hoard of judge» of »ueh
election ; and in the r%ent thia Committee ahull full to
appoint a “ Hoard of .fudge» of Election”, for any pre
cinct in this County. before aa id primary niectinff—or,
having made the appointment, aliali full to five due no
tire thereof, then anid laiard aliali he np|Hiinted hy the
qualified electors present at aneli meetinir.
it tàoÌ9Hf f That the only «(iiitliftratioii of a voter a! the
primary elections aforesaid, unless the same heehanged
hereafter hy this Committee, shall lie that lie is a qual
ified elector of this State, and a declaration i||hi|i the !
part of aaid voter that he Is a Demur rat, and will, in j
food faith, support the nominees of the Convention !
hereby called.
On adoption of suhMitntc, the ayes and noeswere ;
called.
Atm—Williams, McMurray, Hamm, McLean and
Meredith.
Noes-Gelwicks, llreere, llircli, Loofbotirrmv und
Kirliardn. Lust.
Mr. LiNifÌMnirniir then offered the following : |
That the action of a majority of the State
Central Committee, in callitif a Slate Convention to !
nominate Electors favorable to the election of Ilrecken-
Tidire and l.ane, meets with our cordial approbation;
anti that, in accordance with this object,
Hrnofrnt % That a I'minty Convention tie liciti in the
City of I'lacerv ille on Wednesday, the Mb of September, I
iNtiO, for the plir|Nisc of Delegate- to sold 4 'oil- 1
vention, and alstt f«»r the purpise of nominating two 1
candidates for the Senate and eight candidates for tin.
Assembly.
Mr. Birch offered liia resolutions us u substitute
for the above.
The Chairman ruled them out of order, they hav
ing been previomdy rejected. M r . llircli tlieii with
drew them.
Mr. Williams moved to strike out, in ihe second
resolution, the follow ing words; •• For the purine e
t>f delegates to sani Convention, and also."
Mr. Loofbourrovv «lenninded the live* mid Hoes.
Avidi- W illiunm. Mi Murray, llircli, McLean, Mer
edith and Uicliurd*.
N6i:a— Vletwtrkfr; Hreere arid Lonfhnurrmr.
Mr. McLean (fertili rd tn vote tor Dr. Hamm.
Mr. Williams moved to strike out all id the first
resolution.
The «yes und nova were demanded by Messrs.
Gelwicka and Loofbourrovv, on the motion to strike
out.
Avis - Williams. McMurray, llircli, McLean, Mcr
edilh-and Kidiaids.
Noes—(ielvvicks, Kreezeand Loofbmirrow.
Mr. Williams moved lo take up ihe resolutions
offered by Mr. McLean, and consider them mriaUin.
Carried.
Mr. Meredith moved to amend the first resolution
by striking out the '* fifth "and inserting ihe ** third"
as the lime for holding ihe County Convention.
second. There being no second, the motion was not
put.
On the passage of the resolution, the ayes and
noes were ordered.
Avm—Williams, McMurray, llircli, Hamm, Me- I
Lean, Meredith and Kichards.
Noes-Gelwicks. Ilreeze and Loofhoiirrow.
On the passage of the second resolution, the ayes
and noes were demo tided.
Ayes Williams, McMurray, Uirch, llainm, Mc-
Lean, Meredith and Itiehards.
Nobs-Gel wicks, Breeze and Loofbnnrrow.
The third, fourth, filth and sixth resolutions were
(Missed unanimously—the seventh Mr. Loofbourrow
Toted against.
f At this stage of the proceeding*, Mr. Hirch inquired
of the Chairman w bat day bud been fixed upon for hold
ing the ('«Minty Convention. The Chairman informed
him on the fifth of September. Mr. Itireh rose from his
seat, (sditeli informed the ('uilllllittee he eould no lull
ger aet with them, and quietly withdrew.)
Mr. Williams «•IK-red the following, which was
passed unammoiiMly :
RfMoJrtit, That wr, the Democratic Central Commit
tee of El Dorado County, Indorse the action of the ma
jority of the State CVntial Cumini t tee. in calling a State
Convention, and wholly repudiate that of the minority,
headed hy J. P. Huge, Ks|., late ( huinnaii.
A reo It Tin X M K X T.
In accordance with the husis of representation
fixed in the fourth resolution, the following nppor- 1
tionment ol delegates was made* lor the several
previ nets :
Aunim City 1 Lake Valley 1
Blakeley*s Itancli 1 Maine liar! 11
llottle Itili I Mim un Elat 1
llrockliMi Bridge ..I Mount Aukum ... I
Brownaville I Mount Gregory I
Bur key 9 Flat if Murderer’» liar 1
Bn/anV Bridge I Negro Hill I
Ced.irville if NehoiiVllle I
Centerville :! Newtown if 1
Chile Bar I I'lacerv I lie—-
Clarksville if Eir.et Ward SI I
Cold Springs I Second Ward if 1
Colonia Sf Third Ward tl
Cimui Hollow I IMensant (ìrovc I
Coyotev ili»? I Pleasant Valiev I
Diamond springs II Bed II i l’m 1Ì
Duncan’* More if Ueservnir 1
Duroc Houte 1 Itoek Bridge 1
El Dorado if Salmon Fall# 1
Fair play I Sly Park lloii»«* I
Freuehtuwu. I Smith’» Elat It
(•addi» Creek 1 Sfani-h Bar I
Garden Valley I spanndi Camp I
Georgetown it Spanish Dry Digging»...l
Gold Hill if Spamdi Flat if
(•reenwiMxl Valley J Sport Milan’» I lull I
Gray Eagle H Strawberry Valley I
Grixclv FUI if Teiine»»ee Creek. I
Half-Way Store I Tiger l.ilv ||ou»e I
Hcmx!tlU*JtUlJE»..» » 1 Viiiuiitunn if
Indian Digging# It t (.per I’larmille ..if
IrUli Flat I Vaughn’» Store I
.lay Hawk if Volcano Bar .. I J
Kanaka Elat I Volranuv ille I
Kelsey if Wild (at Bar if
King’» Sture I M ild G.nim* Flat I
Ladies’ Valley 1 While Bock I
On motion,
Rr*i*frtif % That the proceeding* of thi» meeting be
published in the Mol maim Democrat.
IL W. GKLWICKS, Chairman.
Charles Mkkkoitii, Sect clary.
Making Fen. Here is a good story wliicli
wo Lavo just liefird. A young man (a brother
to Sly Hoots, (.crimps, for, like her, lie enjov
eil a good joke,) was studying at (V.lege.
One aftv.-noon he walked onl we'„ one of Ids
instructors, nini tin y chanced to see nn old
pair of ..’noes lying beside lite palli, which
appeared to belong to a poor man who worked
close by. “ Let us have a little amusement
at Ids expense,” said the student. “Suppose
wc hide these shoes, and conceal ourselves in
the bushes to wntch his perplexity when he
cannot find them.”
“ I can think of a better trick than that,"
said the instructor. “ You are rich, and sup
pose you put n silver dollar in the toe of each
shoe, and then wc will hide.” They did so.
The poor man finished his work soon, and
went to put on his shoes. You can imagine
his surprise, when he stooped down to lake
out a pebble, ns ho supposed, from the toe,
and found in it a bard dollar, and then Ins ab
solute perplexity- and astonishment, when he
found still another in the other shoe. Ills
feelings overcame him ; he fell upon his knees
and uttered a fervent thanksgiving, in which
he thanked a kind Providence for sending
some unknown hand to save from perishing
his sick and . helpless wife, and his children
without bread. Do you wonder that the
young man stood in bis biding place deeply
affected, and his eyes tilled with tears ? Young
friends, and yon, Miss “S. Hoots," when you
want to enjoy real fun, real pleasure, at wit
nessing the perplexity of others, see if you
cannot in some way imitate the student—such
tricks are worth performing,
..*»» ——.
"Stasu."— Soma waggish eclipse gators Unit the
Mountain M*»*t n<nr tells about prutuiilud a tele
scope at a Chinumau w hom they met in the woods,
and ordered him to <' stand and deliver." Poor
John stood sglmsi for a moment, saving—" No got
him money I" und then took tn his heels. He prob
ably thought they would make him see stare if be
tarried.
—■——♦♦•a» --
Not lopg since a premium was offered hy
an agricultural society for the best method of
irrigation ( anti the latter word, by- mistake of
the printer, having been changed tn "irrita
tion,” a fanner sent his wife to gain the prize.
— - -■» ♦♦ »»- - -
The follow uho tried to get up a ounccrt
with the band of bis hat, is the same genius
who a few weeks since played upon the affec
tions of an uptown lady.
PaiwTica says that a juvenile being asked
what meekness was, replied, " meekness gives
smooth answers to rough questions."
THE CALIFORNIA MAIL BBBVZCB.
An there is n singular want of knowledge of
the action of Cohgress on this suited, we sub
join extracts from the Congreunonal (ilobe,
to show the final action of the Senate and
House, and the position in which the inntler
will stand at the commencement of the next
session. Hale's Kill, about which so much
has been said by the opposition press
Stole, was never considered in either House
of Congress. It was not recommended by any
committee of either House ; hut was simply
the proposition of a member of the Senate,
and it was never acted on, although the sub
ject of the Overland Service was elaborately
discussed on the propositions of the Senators
from this State. The amendment of Senator
Wilson embodies the main features of Hale's
Kill, trith the exception of that which breaks
the Kutterfield contract. The bill, ns amended
in the Senate, will come up for action in the
House at the opening of the next session as
liidlnished business, and, without doubt, the
amendment of the Senate, providing fora daily
overland mail, will pass, changing the time of
opening bids to the Ist of April, instead of
the Ist of December. We w ill refer to this
subject more at large hereafter.
IN Tin; SENATE, JI NE 221>, 1860, THE POST UDITE
III: I NI» ENDED CONM DE II AT lon.
Mr. Yn.EE—I oiler now an amendment re
lating to the California mail service, which
may he rend, and then I ask that a letter from
the Post OOiee l 'eparinomi, which I send to
the Chair, may also he rend.
Tbe"seef«li«-y' nTotTUic TiucniTmcutV as Tut 7 ’
lows :
Wiikiieas, It appears from the report of the
Postmaster General that it will he doubtful
whether the mails of the Cnited States can he
transported between the ports of the Atlantic
and (hose of the Pacific on the terms prescribed
by the fourth section of an act entitled “ An
act making appropriations for the service of
the Post Office Department during the fiscal
year ending theSOth of June, 1801,” approved
the sth day of Juno, 1800; Therefore,
lie it further unirteli. That the Post master
Genernlbc, and he is hereby, authorized to
contract for the carrying of said mails by
ocean and Isthmus transit, over the shortest
practicable route, between New York and San
Francisco, at a rate ol compensation not to ex
ceed #400,000 per annum ; which contract
shall be for a term not exceeding two years
from its date, and may he made with or with
out advertisement, Postmaster General
may derm the public interests require. And
the compensation may become due to
the contractors for jl*fs service, ns well as for
that which may he on the inland routes num
bered 8011, between St. Joseph, Missouri, and
Salt l>nke City, fiali Territory; 12,801, be
tween Salt bake City, Utah, nod Phieerville,
California; 15,515, between St. Paul ami Pu
get Sound , ami 12,57 m, known ns the great
overland mail route, shall he paid out of any
money in the Treasury not otherwise appro
priated, on the certiliente of the Postmaster
General that the service has been duly per
formed.
Mb. Wilson—l send to the Chair an amend
ment, whieh I oiler ns a substitute for that of
the Senator foni Florida.
The Secretary read the amendment of Mr.
Wilson, ns follows:
Aml he it further enueleil, That the Post
master General he, and he is hereby, author
ized and directed to contract with contractors
on route 81*11, between St. Joseph, Missouri,
nod Great Salt Lake City, and route 12,801,
between Great Salt bake City and Plnocrville,
California, or with either of them, for the con
veyance ol the entire United States mail be
tween St. bnuis, ri'i St, Joseph, Missouri, and
Phieerville, to San Francisco, California, in
twenty days' time : Putrititi!, The service can
lie obtained tri weekly the first year, at a com
pensation not to exceed #llOO,OOll, and daily
thereafter at an addilionel compensation not
to exceed f>2oo,o**o per annulli, the service to
expire July 1, IMliti, ami the contractors to
supply Denver City and Great Salt Lake City
with a weekly mail w ithout additional com
pensation.
And he it further emitted, That the Post
master General he, and he is hereby, author
ized and directed to provide for the convey
ance of the entire United Stales Mail on w hich
letter postage is paid, weekly, from St. llttixi,
Minnesota, via St. Cloud, ami from Superior,
Wisconsin, via Crow Wing, to the Dalles, in
Oregon, with the same pre-emption right ns
heretofore allowed upon other through routes;
P rotùlei!, The service can he obtained at an
annual cost not exceeding #200,000, and the
trip to he performed in twenty day*, from May
Ist to November Is* ■ hi thirty days tne re
mainder «'f ih t . j cr. 9 *
And he it %l urther emitted, That the Post
n'S'óier General he, and he is hereby, author
ized and directed to contract with the con
tractors on route 807(1, now engaged in the
transportation of the mails between San An
tonio, Texas, and Kl Paso, Texas, fur the con
veyance of the entire United Statesmail, semi
weekly, in ten days’ time, between New Or
leans, Louisiana, and Kl Paso, Texas, lor a
compensation not to exceed #300,000 per an
num ; the contract to continue lor the same
length of lime as the service provided for in
the foregoing sections.
And he it further emitted. That the cost of
service authorized in this act shall be paid by
the Secretary of the Treasury, upon the cer
tificate of service from the PustOHice Depart
ment.
And hr it further enacted. That the con
tractors on the overland mail routes herein
provided for shall have the privilege of for
warding printed matter, semi-monthly, at a
schedule of thirty days.
Mr Latham —As the amendment of the
Senator from Massachusetts is an amendment
to an amendment, it cannot he amended ; but
I suggest to him to modify it by inserting an
additional section, providing that, in case the
contractors over the Salt bake route fail to ac
cept this service, the Postmaster General may
have the power to provide some other service
for the printed matter.
Mr. H ale— That can bo put in.
Mr. Wilson —Let the Senator from Califor
nia suggest the modification he desires.
Mr. Latham— l will draw it up if the Sen
ator w ill make it part of his amendment, be
cause it would bo out of order for mo to move it.
The Secretary read it, as follows ;
That the postmaster General be, and he Is
hereby, authorized and directed to contract
with the contractors on route IPJJi, between
St. Joseph, Missouri, and Great Salt Lake
City, and route 12,801, between Great Salt
bake City and Plneerville, California, or with
either of them, for the conveyance of the en
tire United States mail between St, Louis, via
St. Joseph, Missouri, mid Placcpville, to San
Francisco, California, in twenty days time ;
Prorided, The service can he obtained tri
weekly the first year, at a compensation not
to exceed ♦BOO,OOO, and dally thereafter at an
additional compensation not to exceed #900,-
000 per annum ; the service to expire July J,
1866, and the contractors to supply Denver
City and Great Salt Lake City with a weekly
mix*l without additional compensation : Pro
tided, If the Postmaster General cannot con
tract with the above nomed contractors to do
the service herein provided for, thnt he shall
then he authorized to contract for this service
hv ocean steamships for a sum not exceeding
$400,000, including Isthmus transportation.
POST MOLTE Bil 1..
The Senate resumed, ns in Committee of the
I Whole, the consideration of the post route
j bill the pending question being on the amend
ynent of Mr. Wilson to that offered by Mr.
Yulee. #
N?k. Half—l desire simply hvtnakj a single
suggestion to tifo» beliate upon thy general
merits of this amendment, and that is, that
let the Senate d> termine upon w hat they will,
j I hope they will not, by the course things
■ have proceeded here, he coerced into the adop
tion of the steamship project. I think the
Senate owe it to themselves to reject that any
how. When I say that, it is due to the hon
orable Senator from California, who is a mem
ber of the Committee on the Post Office and
Post Hoods [Mr. flwin] to say thnt helms
been for the past three months urging upon
the committee and the Senate acton upon this
i subject, for the reason thnt the contingency
which now presents itself to the Senate would
j present itself. He told us that these contracts
i expired so soon that we should tie left without
anv service to the Pacific const, and that tic
: feared the Department would tie driven, as a
matter of necessity, to the employment of the
steamships. We here do not know all the
; influences thnt are operating upon us ; hut I
nm sntislied myself thnt there has been, in
1 some way or other—l do not know how, and
' do not undertake to say, hut I think that I
jha ve felt it though 1 have nut seen it—an in
flucnce operating in (hut direction to retard
legislation in this body upon this subject,
«ritti the very hope and expectation that we
should And ourselves where we now arc
| forced almost, as a matter of necessity to take
! up this contract w ith these steam vessels.
»»*♦ • * ♦
Mh. Gwin—l hope the Senate ail) adopt
the amendment of the Senator from Massa
chusetts, so fir as the overland service is con
cerned. I hope we shall have an opportunity
of seeing whether we cannot carry the whole
mail across the continent. I believe we can.
Ms. Collamkk—l desire to ask if there is
any need' of any more law on this subject ;
whether the Post Ofllce Department has nut
a right to set up a mail hy the Salt Lake route
to California, as frequently us it pleases, with
out any more law about it.
Mu. Latham—Hut they have not the right
to send printed matter.
Mu. Coi.i.amek— Hy the Malt Lake route thev
have.
Mh. Latham- I think you arc mistaken.
Mh. Gwin—They have not the right to send
printed matter hy the Hulterfield route, nor
can it he done hy the ocean rote, under a law
passed the other day. The amendment orders
the Postmaster General to put up the service,
which, to he sure, he can do without this law ;
hut it provides that if he cannot get the ser
vice performed hy the Suit Lake route, he
may employ ocean service. That is the only
additional legislation, lie can do all the rest
without this provision.
Mh. t'oi.i.AMKii—The Butterfield route is
confined to the canying of letters, but the
Mull Lake route is not so confined.
Mh. Gwin— The Postmaster General can
now contract for the whole of the service pro
posed in this amendment, without any addi
tional legislation at all, if he is disposed to do
it ; hut if he cannot get the printed matter
carried by the land routes, as I believe he can
—1 have no doubt about that—(hen he has
no authority under the existing law to con
tract for carrying it by ocean lines.
Mh. Coi.LAMtu—Unless fur the ocean post
age.
Jrsr. 251 h. The Post route bill being again
under consideration.
Mh. Yn.SK—-I shall now offer a single
amendment. I wish to stale to the Senate
(hat upon the reference to the Committee on
the Post Ollicc and Post Hoads, on Saturday,
of the message from the President relating to
the California mail service, the Committee
made a report which seemed not to bo accept
able to gentlemen here, and which could not
pass without unanimous consent I have
since that lime prepared an amendment, which
I hope steers clear of all objections, which
provides for the mail service on the best foot
ing, we can put it upon, and to which I trust
there will he no objection from any quarter.
It looks finally to the settlement of the great
mail between the two sections of the country
daily overland to be given to the lowest bid
der, and a temporary service upon the water.
The amendment passed (he Senate in the
f"!’iwmg (orm :
Section II). Andheitfurther enacted, That
the Postmaster General be, and lie is hereby
authorized and directed to advertise for pro
posals for the daily transportation of the en
tire mad, Overland, between St. Louis, Mis
souri. and San Francisco, California, over the
Central route, in twenty days time, the bids
to lie received until the first day o( December
next ensuing, and the service to commence on
the first day of July, IHlil ; and the Postmas
ter General is hereby directed to award the
contract to the lowest responsible bidder.
Sec. 20. And he it further enacted, That
the Postmaster General is authorized to pro
vide temporary steamship service by the near
est and most expeditious route between New
York mid San Francisco, at a cost not exceed
ing |1(I0,(Hit) per year, reserving to the Gov
ernment the privilege of annulling the con
tract, utter the commencement of the Overland
service, upon ninety day's notice.
COST HOITE HILL,
A messoge was received from the Senate,
by Mr. Patten, one of their clerks, notifying
tile House that the Senate have passed a hill
of this House to establish certain post routes,
with sundry amendments ; in which he was
directed to nsk the concurrence of the House.
Mk. Colfax —l nsk that that hill be taken up
for consideration, and I will then move that
the session be extended fur one hoar.
Mr. Hahkit—l object,
Mr. Siikkm AN-There arc ninety-nine amend
ments to that bill, and 1 will never consent
that wo shall, at this hour of the session, un
dertake to consider them,
Mr. Colfax—There are not ninety-nine
amendments. I move to suspend the rules.
Mr. Siiehman —l call fur the yeas and nays
upon that motion. I want to see who, at this
stage of the session, will volo to take up for
consideration as important a bill as that.
Mr. Washuchn, of Maine—'The Senate have
placed upon this hill amendments appropria
ting Hòuo.uuu, This is no timo to consider
them,
Mr, Co|,fax-.-1 desire fo state that there is
but a single amendment which can provoke
debate, and that the House may dispose of by
concurring or non-concurring, as they may
see fit. And now, 1 ask the Chairman of the
Committee of Ways anil Moans whether he is
willing, by (filibustering, to dufiwt so impor
tant a measure of legislotion,
Mr. Kiiehuin —The limate have had (his
bill before them fur months, and now, when
they bring it to us in (he last hour of the sess
ion, I am not willing to consider it
KNKOLLED BILLS.
Mr. Davidson, from the Committae on En
rolled Bills, reported (hat the Committee had
NUMBER 23.
examined nnd found truly enrolled *n Act (11.
R. So, 812) to amend an Act entitled “An Act
(frantili); public landa in alternate sections to
the Slate of Mississippi, to aid in the con
struction of railroads in said Slate," approved
August 11, 1850 ; when the Speaker signed
the same.
Mr. Culms —I do not justify the Senate in
sending this bill to the House at this late hour
of the session. I have been pleading with
tjicni for weeks to send it here sooner. It is
public business, and we are paid to do it, H e
are imiti by the year to consider the public
business, anil we ought to do it. I ask the
Chairman of the Committee of Mays and
Means whether, when be is paid $3,000 a
vear, he is disposed to filibuster to prevent
the transaction of the public business ? [Cries
of “Good!" from the Democratic benches.]
Mr. Sherman—l am willing to slay here
until December next, for the transaction of
the public business. What I have already
done is earnest of my willingness in that re
gard. Hut here is a bili returned to us in the
Inst hour of the session, by the Senate, loaded
down with ninety-nine amendments, some of
them involving $500,000. How absurd it is,
just as tlic Speaker is to adjourn the House,
under an order of both Houses, to take up,
consider nnd pass upon ninety nine amend
ments. No harm can be done by letting the
bill and amendments go over until the next
session. It is the post route bill, and it is not
usual to pass it ottener tlmn once in every two
years. And why, sir, should we establish
now routes when the Dost OHice Department
has persistently refused to put service on
roads already established? —:
Mr. Wash hi nx, of Illinois —I object to dis
cussion.
Mr. Colfax—l desire only to state a word
in replv to the gentleman from Ohio. No post
route bill has been passed for a year or two,
and the consequence now is, that there are no
new post routes in the frontier regions. My
friend (rum Ohio voted to recede from the
proposition of the House restoring service up
on existing routes. I voted against recceding,
but the majority of the House overruled me.
I submitted, as I always do, when the major
ity of the House are against me. lam will
ing to stay here until December.
Mr. Phelps—l am in fovor of proceeding
to the consideration of those amendments.
Mr. Wasiibirxe, of Illinois— l object to
discussion,
Tiie yeas nnd nays were ordered.
Tiie question was taken, and it was decided
in lite negative—yeas 1»4, nays, 55—ns follows;
Vasa — Mesata. Charles K. Adams. Aldrich, Allen,
Alley, Ashley, Avery, li.irksdale. F' rancia I*. llluir,
lll.ike, U'Uihuiii, llraiieh, llrislow, Ilollingioii, liureh,
llorliiigiime. Itoriiett, Carey, Cane. Clopton, John
Coehrune, Colfax, Cox, Crawford, Curtis, John O.
I lav is, llelaim. Iloiooiek, limili, Edward*, English,
Eliot, Etheridge, Kerry, Florence, Foster, Frank,
tvurlrelt, liiliner. Oooeh, Orow, Curley, Hale, John
T. Harris, llelmiek, Win. Howard, Hughes, Jones,
Jinikin, Keiit. KisncisW. Kellogg, Kenyon, l.aml
rum, l.arrahee, l.cuke, l.ogun, l.oomis, hove, Mars
toii, MeClernand, McPherson, Meltae, Miles, Sulen
huni Moore, Morse, N'lhhu-k, Peyton, Phelps, Porter,
Pryor, Reagan. Ilice, Itiggs, Christopher Robinson,
■torce, Rullili, Scoi t, Scranton, Singleton, William
Smith, William N. 11. Smith, Spinner, Stevenson,
James A. Stewart, Stool, Tappali, Theaker, Under
wood, Vullandighain, Vance, Israel Washburn, Will
slow, Woodruff, Woodson and Wright—l ( 4.
Nays- Messrs. Rabbil, Harr, llnigham, Samuel S.
Rlair, liorctf, Itruhsun, liruyton, lliirnhaiii. Roller
held, Campbell, Carter, Horace F. Clark,Cobh. Cor
win, Riirton Craige, Davidson, 11. Winter Haris,
Diiell, Kir, J. Morrison Harris, Hallon, Hill, Hoard,
William A. Howard, Hutchins, Kilgore, DeWitt C.
beach, laingneeker, Mullorr, Che». 0. Marlin, May
nard. McKean, MeKnight, McQueen, Millanti, More
head, Morrill, Olili, Palmer, Perry, Poller, Pugh,
Quarles, Sedgwick, Sherman, Stanimi, Stokes, Van
dever. VsnW’vck, Vcrree, Wade, Walton, Klihu H.
Washburn, Webster and Wella—6s.
So the House refused to suspend the rules,
(two-thirds not voting in favor thereof.)
BURR, RANDOLPH AND GRATTAN.
Colonel Burr, who had been Vice President
of America, and would probably have been
the next President but lor bis unfortunate duel
with (ieneral Hamilton, came over to England,
and was made known to me by Mr. Randolph,
of Virginia, with whom I was very intimate,
lie requested I would introduce him to Mr.
(■rattan, whom he was excessively anxious to
see. Col. Burr was not a man of very pre
possessing appearance; rough featured, and
neither dressy nor polished ; but a well in
formed, sensible man, and though nut partic
ularly agreeable, yet an instructive compan
ion. People in general form extravagant an
ticipations regarding eminent persons. Tho
idea of a great orator and an Irish chief car
ried with it, naturally enough, corresponding
notions of physical efegance, vigor and dignity.
Such was Col. Burr’s mistake, I believe, about?-
Mr. Grattan, and I took care not to undeceive'
him. I went to my friend’s house, who vis
to leave London next day. I announced that
Col. Burr, from America, Mr. Randolph and*
myself, wished to pay our respects, and tho
servant informed us that his master would re
ceive us in a short time, but was at that mo
ment much occupied by business of conse
quence. Burr’s expectations were all on tho
alert ! Randolph was also anxious to be pre
sented to the great Grattan, and both impatient
for the entrance of this Demosthenes. At
length the door opened, and in hopped a small,
bent ligure, meagre, yellow and ordinary; ono
slipper and one shoe; his breeches knees loose;
his cravat hanging down ; his shirt and coat
sleeves tucked up high, and an old hat upon
his head. This apparition saluted the stran
gers very courteously, asked, without any in
troduction, how long they had been in Eng
land, and immediately proceeded to make in
quiries about the late General Washington and
the Revolutionary war. My com pan ions look
ed at each other ; their replies were costive,
and they seemed quite impatient to see Mr.
Grattan. 1 could scarcely contain myself, but
determined to let my eccentric countryman
take his course, who appeared quite delighted
to see his visitors, and was the most inquisi
tive person in the world. Randolph was far
the tallest and most dignided of the two, grav
haired and well-dressed; Grattan, therefore,
took him for the Vice President, and addressed
him accordingly. Randolph at length begged
to know if they could shortly have the honor
of seeing Mr. Grattan. Upon which our host,-
not doubling but they knew him, conceived it
must bo his son James for whom they {notify
ed, said that he believed he had that morogntf
wandered out somewhere to amuse himself.—
This completely disconcerted the Anfcncans,
and they were about to make their bo? and
their exit, when I thought it high time to ex
plain, and, taking Col. Burr and Mr. Randolph
respectfully by the hand, introduced fhem to'
the Right Honorable Henry Grattan. I never
saw people stare so or look so much embar
rassed. Grattan, himself perceiving the cause,
heartily joined in my merriment IJe pulled
down his shirt sjeeves, pulled up his stockings,
and in his own irresistible way apologised for
the outr» ligure he cut, assuring them that be
had totally overlooked it in bis anxiety not to
keep them waiting ; that he was to retnrn to
Ireland next morning, and had been butlly
packing up hla books and papers in • elettri
full of dust end cobwebs. Thia incident mu
dered the interviow more interesting. TM
Americans were charmed with their reception,
and, after a protracted visit, retired, bigafc
gratified, while Grattan returned to his beelHl
and his cobwebs.— &urii*ffton's
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