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-JJJKIJV'" 'fir ex TBRMSOOFUBSORIPTION. Tbe Njltiokal Refcdlioah it published every afternoon, (Sundays excepted,) at the corner of Indium avenuo and Second street, "and ',1a 'delivered to city, 'subscribers at six cents per week, nail subscribers at tbreo dol lars and fifty cents per annum, In advance. Advertisement Inserted at liberal rates. f& All communications, whether on busi ness or for publication, should be addressed to LEWIS' CLEPHANE Co., il Wathintfon, D. ft T1TTTT TOrTTITVriJ ur?v.m?4tn Subscriptions, advertisements, and comma nications,' Intended for this paper) may be left at Adamaon's periodical store, on Seventh street, opposite) the General Poet Office, when copies of tho, paper mJr alsq be hed.lmmedietelj,on its.issusj, , i , - ,i - i Advertisements should be seat id before twelve o'clock, M., otherwise they may Jhave Is lie over a day. i- , r Communications upon all subjects, particu larly with reference to out; city affairs, will re ceive respectful attention. tf - i ' i , , t. ; I.. ,,r, ,i ..,,. ,, ,.- ,,, y .,,.- - ; i;j ,;. ; - . -a- .a. .-... - i .-,1 -- Vol. I. WASHItfGrTOtt, D. 0., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1860. , No. 7. u NATIONAL BEPUBUCAN. , , , , . .... it .s. EPITAPH UPON A 'GRAVE STONE ,IN ORAYFORfl CHURCH-YARD. The life of this clerk, was juitthreescore and 'ten, Nearly half of which time he had sang out amen. In his youth be was married, like other yonng men, But hU wife died one, day so he chanrrted Amen. A second he took she departed ;' what then T He eonrted and married a third, with amen. His joys i and htsYsarrowsiwero doubled; bnt then, His yelee was deep bass as he inns; out amen. His horn in exalted In blowing amen,, 0 And he lost all hU wind at threescore and ten. And here, with three wives, he walla till again, The trumpet shall raise him to ting oat amen. LOVE AND LIGHTNING. A lady, who her love had told, Ask'd if treason could ,be told, Why wedding rings wero made of gold ? I ventured thus t' Instruct her : Love, ma'am, and lightning are the same On earth they glance from heaven they came ; Love Is the soul's electric Same, And gold iti best conductor. The remains of iter. Dr. Armstrong, lately deceased , in' Nto York, 'when subjected to a post-mortem examination, disclosed the curious fact that a portion of his lungs had, been de stroyed by consumption, ana t,he parts had healed over. Some twenty years aeo he had symptoms of consumption, and cured himself by bathing and horseback- noing, since which be bad experienced no reappearance of the disease. A his would seem to show that con sumption can be cured. 7 r I "The London News, in an editorial on the return of the Prince of Wales,,sayss "He has seen a nation of soldiers without au army.; civil order without a police; wealth, luxury, and cul ture, without a court or an aristocracy. lie has learned to mingle with the busy crowd of men without the intervention of chamberlains and courtiers : he has (bund respect without cere mony, honor without adulation." About twenty young gentlemen of New Or leans, wishing to display their Southern spirit, determined to wear no cloth but what was man ufactured in a Southern State, so they bought a large lot of Kentucky jeans, had-it made up into suits, but discovered too late that the Kea tucky jeans, had been manufactured in Massa chusetts I ' tREPUBLIOAS ASSOCIATIONS. NATIONAL BEPU8LKW ASSOOLi; i TION. i OFFICEllS. J"s B. B. French, President. " ' J. J. Coombs, First Vice President. Martin Buell, Second Vice President. Lewis Clephane, Secretary. Woodford Stone, Treasurer. John Uines, G. II. Plant, Job W. Angus, J. F. Hodgson, Jam?! Lvnch, G II. Wilson, and Henrv M. KL'eht, Executive Committee. Meets at the Wigwair, corner of Indiana avenue and second street, every Ahursday evening. REPUBLICAN ASSOCIATION OF THE THIRD WARD. OEFICERS. J. J. Coombs, President. G. A. Hall, First Viae President. A. Duvall, Second Vice President. J. C. Clary, Secretary. Martin Buell, Treasurer. GERMAN REPUBLICAN ASSOCIATION. i OFFlCKUS. W. Krzyzanowski, President. Dr. Briegleb, First Vice President. G. Dilli, Second Vice President. Joseph Gerhard, Secretory. John Lercb, Treasurer. Meets at Gerhard's Germania, every Tues day nighty at eight o'clock. REPUBLICAN ASSOCIATION OF THE FIFTH AND SIXTH WARDS. orricxBS. S. A. McKira, President. George A. Bassett, First Vice President. George R. Huff, Second Vice President. Charles Sleigh, Recording Secretary. J. L. Uenshaw, Corresponding Secretary. William Dixon, Financial Secretary. John Grinder, Treasurer. Meets every Tuesday evening, at Odd Fel lows1 Hall, Navy Yard. REPUBLICAN ASSOCIATION OF THE SEVENTH WARD. OFFICERS. Theodore Wheeler, Presidont. Edward Lycett, First Vice President. A. Edson, S cond Vico President. William J. Murtagh, Secretary. William Hendley, Treasurer. J. R. Elvans, J. Dillon, G. W. Garrett, Wil liam Martin, G. H. Larcombe,and G. B. Clark, Executive Committee. Meets at .Island Hall, (third story,) corner of Virginia avenue and Sixth street, every Wednesday evening, at half past seven o'clock. GEORGET6WN RERU11LICAN ASSOCI ATION. OFFICERS. John S. l'ftxton, President. W. W. McNeir, First Vice President. J. W. Deeble, Second Vico President. II. G. Divine, Cor. and Rcc. Secretary. Jesse Ghick, Treasurer. WIDE-AWAKES OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. OFFICERS. Lewis Clephane, President Georgo H. Plant, Vico President. A. C. Richards. Secretary. Henry M. Knight, Ciiptain. M. Smith, First Lieutenant. H. M. Downer, Second Lieutenant. Meets at the Wigwam every Monday evening. Prospectus of the National Republican. Believing that the time has arrived when the great Republican party of the United States ought to be fairly represented In the daily press of the National Metropolis, we have embarked in the enterprise of supplying the citizens of the District of Columbia Vlth a dally publication, under the title of the " NiTTOrfii, Rspoblicas." In Its political department, this journal wilt advocate and defend the principles of the Repub lican party, and endeavor to disabuse the public mind of groundless prejudices which, have been engendered against It, by the false accusations of Its enemies, navlng the utmost confidence that the administration of Mr. Lincoln will be news to merit; our approbation, we expect to yield tt a cordial, but not a servile support. In the great Issue that Is likeiy to be made with his administration, by the enemies of the Republican party, the people of Washington an-1 the District of Columbia have more at stake than the peopl of any other portion of our common country. We believe that to support Mr. Lincoln's administra tion1 will be synonymous with maintaining the in tegrity bt the Federal Union, against the machin ations of those who would rend it aiunder. No one can doubt upon which side of this Issue the people of Washington will be found, when they come to realize that it is fairly forced upon them. We' feel confident, therefore, that in yielding to the administration of 'Mr. Lincoln a cordial sap port, we shall have the sympathy of an Immense majority of the people of this District and Vicin ity. ' It ,is not our design, however, to make the Optional Republican a mere political paper. We Intend, that as a medium of general and local news, it sball not be Inferior to any other journal published In this city. We shall Jiay particular attention to questions o( local policy, and advo cate such reforms as we may deem essential to the prosperity of the city, and to the advance ment of the moral and material welfare of Its Inhabitants. We deem it unnecessary, however, to multi ply promises, as the paper will immediately make Its appearance, and will then speak for Itself. It will be published every afternoon, and de livered to city subscribers at six cents per week. Mail subscribers, $3.80 a year, payable in ad vance. The publication office Is at the corner of Indi ana avenue and Second street. LEWIS CLEPHANE k CO. Some Opinions of Mr. Lincoln. BELXOrrtD VERBATIM TROW UI8 SPEECHES, AND rERTINEST TO THE FXESEXT OCCASION. " I say that we must not interfere with the institution of Blavery in the 'States whcre'it ex ists, because the Constitution forbids it, and the general welfare does not require us to do so. We must not withhold an efficient fugitive slave law, because the Constitution requires us, as I understand il, not to withhold such a law. But we must prevent the out-spreading of the in BtHutiooj because neither the Constitution nor the general welfare requires us to extend it. Ws must prevent the revival of the African slave trade, and the enacting by Congress of a Territorial slave code. We must prevent each of these things being done by either Congress or courts. The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congresses and courts nbt to overthrow the Constitution, but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitu tion 1 "--Speech at Cincinnati, September 18, 1859. " I hold myself under constitutional Obliga tions to allow the people in all the States, With out interference, direct or indirect, to do exact ly aa thev rjlease: and I deny that I have anv inclination to interere with. tbem, even if there were no'snch constitutional obligation. I can only say again, that I am placed improperly altogether improperly, in spite of ail that I can aay-4-wben it is insisted that I entertain any other views or purposes in regard to that mat ter (slavery.)" Speecli at Jonesborough, III., Sept. 16, 1858. " While it (slavery) drives on in its state of progress as it is now driving, and as it has driven for the lost five years, I have ventured the opinion, and say to day, that wo will have no end to the slavery agitation until it takes one- turn or the other. I do not mean that when it takes n turn toward ultimate extinction it will be in a day, nor in a year, nor in two years. I do not suppose that in the most peace ful way ultimata extinction would occur in less than a hundred years at least ) but that it'will occur in the best way for both races, in God's own good time, I have no doubt." Sjecch at Charleston, III., Sept. 18. 1858. " Mr. Douglas's popular sovereignty, as a principle, is simply this : If one roan chooses to make a slave of another, neither that man nor anybody else has a right to object." Speech at Cincinnati, Sept. 17, 1859. " I have intimated that I thought the agita tion (of slavery) would not cease until a crisis should be reached and passed. I have, stated in what way I have thought it would be reached and passed. We might, by arresting the fur. tber spread of it, and placing it where the fathers originally placed it. put it where the public mind should rest in the belief that it was in the course of ultimate extinction. Thus the agitation may cease. It may be pushed for ward until it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as now, North as well as South. I entertaiu the opinion, upon evidence sutlicient to my mind, that the fathers of this Government placed that institution where the public mind did rest in the belief that it was in the course of ultimate extinction: and when I desire to seo the further spread or it arrested, I only say that I desire to seo that done which tho fathers havo first done. It is not true that our fathers, as Judgo Douglas assumes, made this Government part slave and part free. Un derstand the sense in which he puts it he as sumes that slavery is a rightful thing within itself was introduced bv the framers of the Constitution. Tho exact truth is, that they found the institution existing among us, ana thay left it as they found it. But In making the Uovernmcnt, they lell tnis institution wun many clear marks of disapprobation Upon it. They found slavery among them, nnd they b-ft it umong them becausu of tho difficulty the absoliitq impossibility of its immediate re moal." Speech at Alton, Oct. 18, 1858. ' Let me say I have no prejudice against the Southern people. They are just what, we would be in their situation. If slavery did not exist among them they would not introduce it. If It did now exist among us. wo should not in stantly give It up. This I believe of the masses, North and ooutb. Doubtless there are indi viduals on both sides who would not hold slaves under any circumstances) and others who would gladly introduce slavery anew if it were now ont of existence. We know that some Southern men d free their slaves, go North, and become tip-top abolitionists while some Northern ones go South, and become most cruel Slave masters. " When Southern people tell us they are no more responsible for the origin of slavery than we are, V acknowledge the fact. When It is said, that the institution exists, and that it is very'diflicuh to get rid of it in any satisfactory way, I can, understand and appreciate the say. ing. I surely will not blame them for not do ing what I should not know how to do myself. If all' earthly power were given me, I should not know what to do, as to the existing institu tion. My first impulse would be to free all the slaves, and send them to Liberia to their own native land. But a moment's reflection would convince me, that whatever of high hope (as I think there is) there may be in this, in the long run, its sndden execution is Impossible. If they were all landed there in a day, they would perish in the next ten days ; and there are not surplus shipping and surplus money enough in the world to carry them there in many times ten days. What then ? Free them all, and keep them among ns as underlings ? Is it quite certain that this betters their condition? I think I would not hold one in slavery at any rate ; yet the point is not clear enough to de nounce peoplo upon. What next ? Free them, and make them politically and socially our equals? My own feelings will not admit of this; and if mine wonld, wo well know that those of the great mass of white people will not. Whether this feeling accords with justice and sound judgment, is not tho sole question, if, indeed, it is any part of it. A universal feel ing, whether well or ill tounded, cannot be safely disregarded. We cannot, then, make them equals. It does seem to me that sys tems of gradual emancipation might be adopt ed ; but for that tardiness in this respect, I will not undertako to judge our brethren of the South. " tV hen they remind us of their constitutional rights, I acknowledge them, not grudgingly, but fully and fairly; and I would give them any legislation for tho reclaiming of their fugi tives, which should not, in its stringency, be more likely to carry a free man into slavery that our ordinary criminal laws are to hang an innocent one." Speech at Otlotoa, III., Aug. 21, 1858. " Has anything ever threatened the existence of this Union, save and except this very institu tion of slavery ? What is it that we hold most dear amongst ns 7 Our own liberty and pros perity. What has ever threatened our liberty and prosperity, save and except this institution of slavery 7 If this is true, how do you propose to improve the condition of things by enlarging slavery by spreading it out, and making it bigger ' You may have a wen or cancer on your person, and not be able to cut it out, lest you meed to death ; but surely it is no way to cure it to engraft it, and spread it over your whole body. That is no proper way of treating what you regard as a wrong." Speech at Alton, Oct. 15, 1858. " I suppose most of us (I know it of myself) believe that the people of the Southern States are entitled to a Congressional fugitive slave law. As the right is constitutional, I agree that the legislation shall bo granted to it, and tbat not tbat wo like tbe ins'itution ot slavery. We profess to have no taste for running and catching negroes ; at least, I profess no taste for that job at all. Why, then, do I yield sup port to a fugitive slave law 7 Because I do not understand that the Constitution, which guar anties that right, can be supported without it."-Speech at Alton, Oct. 15, 858. " The real issue in this controversy the one pressing upon every mind is the sentiment on the part of one class that looks upon the insti tution of slavery as a wrong, and of another class that 'does not look upon it as a wrong. The sentiment that contemplates the institution of slavery in this country as a wrong, is the sentiment of the Republican party. Theylpok upon it as being a mora), social, and political wrong; nnd while they contemplate it as such, they nevertheless lia e duo regard for its actual existence among us, and the difficulties of get ting rid of it in any satisfactory way, and to all the constitutional obligations thrown about it. Yet having a due regard for these, they desire a policy in regard to it that looks to its not cre ating any more danger. They insist that it should, as far as may be, be treated as a wrong ; and one of the methods of fronting it as a wrong is to make provision that it shall grow no larger. If there bo a man among us who does not think that the institution of slavery is wrong in any of the aspects of which I have spoken, he is misplaced, and ought not to be with us. And if there be a man amongst us who is so impatient of it as a wrong as to dis regard its actual presence among ns, and the difficulty of getting rid of it suddenly in a sat isfactory way( and to disregard the constitu tional obligations thrown about it, that man is misplaced if ho is on our platform." Speech at Alton, Oct. 15, 1858. A FEW WORDS TO THE SOOTn. " We tho Republicans, nnd others, forming the opposition of tho country, intend to ' stand by our guns,' to be pationtand firm, and in the long run to beat you. When we do beat you, you perhaps want to know what wo will do with you. I will tell you, so far as I am au thorized to speak for tho opposition, Whnt wo mean to do with you. We mean to treat you, as nearly as we possibly can, as Washington, Jefferson, and Madison, treated you. Wo mean to leave you alone, and in no way interfere with your institution ; to abide by every com promise of tbe Constitution : ami, in a word, coming back to the original proposition, to treat you as tur as aegeueratcu men in we nave degenerated) may, accordiug to the examples of thoso noblo fathers Washington, Jefferson, and Madison. We mean to remember that you arc us good as we aro ; that thero is no dif ference between us, other than the difference of circumstances. We mean to recognise nnd bear in mind, always, that you havo as good hearts in your bosoms as other people, or ns wo claim to have, nnd to treat you accordingly- Speech at Ctncumati, Sept. 17, 1859. REPUBLICAN PLATFORM. Resolved, That we, the delegated representa tives of the Republican Electors of the United Stales, in Convention assembled, In discharge of tbe duty we Owe to our constituents and Our country, nnlte In the following declarations : Firtt. That the history of the nation during the last four years has fully established the pro priety and necessity of the organisation and per petuation of tbe Republican party, and that the canses which called It Into existence are perma nent In their nature, and now, more than ever before, demand Its peaceful and constitutional triumph. Second. That the maintenance of the principles promulgated In the Declaration of Independence, and embodied In the Federal Constitution, "that all men are created equal ; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pur suit of happiness that to secure these rights, Governments are Instituted among men, deriving tbetrjustpowers from theconsentof Misgoverned," Is essential to the preservation of our republican Institutions; and that the Federal Constitution, tbe rights of the States, and the Union of the States, must and shall be preserved. Third. Tbat to the Union of the States this nation owes its unprecedented increase in popu lation ; Its surprising development of material resources ; Its rapid augmentation of wealth ; Its happiness at home and Its honor abroad; and we hold In abhorrence all schemes for dlsnnion, come from whatever source they may ; and we congratulate the country that no Republican member of Congress has uttered or countenanced a threat of disunion, so often made by Demo cratic members without rebuke and with ap plause from their political associates ; and we denounce those threats of disunion, in caie of a popular overthrow of their ascendency, as de nying the vital principles of a free Government, and as an avowal of contemplated treason, which It Is the Imperative duty of an Indignant people sternly to rebuke and forever silence. Fourth. That the maintenance Inviolate of the rights of the States, and especially the right of each Slate to order and control Its own do mestic Institutions, according to its own judg ment exclusively, is essential to that balance of power on which the perfection and endurance of our political fabric depends; and we denounce the lawless Invasion by armed force of the soil of any State or Territory, no matter under what pretext, as among the gravest of crimes. Fifth. Tbat the present Democratic Adminis tration has far exceeded our worst apprehensions in Irs measureless subserviency to the exactions of a sectional Interest, as especially evidenced In Its desperate exertions to force the Infamous Lecompton Constitution upon the protesting peo ple of Kansas In construing the personal rela tion between master and servant to Involve an unqualified property In persons In Its attempted enforcement everywhere, on land and sea, through the Intervention of Congress and of tbe Federal courts, of the extreme pretensions of a purely lo cal Interest, and In its general and unvarying abuse of tbe power Intrusted to It by a confiding people. Sixth. That the people justly view with alarm the reckless extravagance which pervades every department of the Federal Government; that a return to rigid economy and accountability Is In dispensable to arrest tbe systematic plunder of the public Treasury by favored partisans ; while the recent startling developments of frauds and cor ruptions at the Federal metropolis show that an entire change of Administration Is imperatively demanded. Seventh. That the new dogma that the Consti tution of Its own force carries slavery into any or all of the Territories of the United States, Is a dangerous political heresy, at variance with the explicit provisions of that instrument Itself, with cotemporaneous exposition, and with legislative and judicial precedent; is revolutionary In its tendency, and subversive of the peace and har mony of the country. Eighth. That the normal condition of all the territory of the United States Is that of Freedom; that as our republican fathers, wben they had abolished slavery In all our national territory, ordained tbat "no person should be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law," it becomes our duty, by legislation, when ever such legislation Is necessary, to maintain this provision of the Constitution against all at tempts to violate it; and we deny tbe authority of Congress, of a Territorial Legislature, or of any individuals, to give legal existence to sla very in any Territory of tho United States. Ninth. That we brand tbe recent reopening of the African slave trade, under the cover of our national flag, aided by perversions of judicial power, as a crime against humanity, and a burning shame to our country and age ; and we call upon Congress to take prompt and efficient measures for the total and final suppression of that exe crable traffic. Tenth. That in the recent vetoes by their Fed eral Governors of the acts of the Legislatures ot Kansas and Nebraska, prohibiting Blavery in those Territories, we find a practical Illustration of the boasted Democratic principle of non-intervention and popular sovereignty embodied in tbe Kansas-Nebraska bill, and a demonstration of tbe deception and fraud involved therein. Eleventh. That Kansas should of right be im mediately admitted as a State under the Consti tution recently formed and adopted by her people, and accepted by the House of Repressntatives. Twelfth. That while providing revenue for the support of the General Government by duties upon imports, sound policy requires such an ad justment of these imposts as te encourage the de velopment of the industrial Interests of the whole country ; and we commend that policy of nation al exchanges, which secures to the working men liberal wages, to agriculture remunerating prices, to mechanics and manufacturers an adequate reward for their skill, labor, and enterprise, and to the nation commercial prosperity and inde pendence. Thirteenth. Tbat we protest against any sale or alienation to others of tbo public lands held by actual settlers, and against any view of tbe free homestead policy which regards the settlers as paupers or supplicants for public bounty ; and we demand the passage by Congress of the com plete and satisfactory homestead measure which has already passed the House. Fourteenth. Tbat the Republican party Is op posed to any change in our naturalization laws, or any State legislation by which the rights of citizenship hitherto accorded to Immigrants from foreign lands sball be abridged er Impaired ; and in favor of giving a full and efficient protection to flic rights of all classes of citizens, whether native or naturalized, both at home and abroad. Fifteenth. Tbat appropriations by Congress for river and harbor improvements of a nation al character, required for the accommodation and security of an existing commerce, are author ised by tbe Constitution and justified by ail ob ligation of the Government to protect the lives and property'of its citizens. Sixteenth. Tbat a railroad to the Pacific Ocean is imperatively demanded by the Interests of the whole country; tbat the Federal Government opght, to .render immediate and efficient aid In Its construction ; and that as preliminary thereto, a dally overland mall should be promptly es tablished. Seventeenth, Finally, having thus set forth our distinctive principles and views, we Invite the co-operation of all cltltens, however differing on Other questtous,"wbo substantially agree with as, In their affirmance and support ' BELL AND EVERETT PLATFORM. Whereas experience has demonstrated that platforms adopted by the partisan Conventions of the country have had the effect to mislead and deceive the people, and at the same time to widen the political divisions of the country, by the creation and encouragement of geograph ical and sectional parties : therefore, Resolved, That it is both the part of patriot ism and of duty to recognise no political prin ciple other than the Constitution of the country, the union of the States, and the enforcement of the laws ; and that as representatives of the I KUUBiiiuiiuuai union incii ui mw cuuuuy, iu National Convention assembled, we hereby pledge ourselves to maintain, protect, and de tend, separately and unitedly, these great prin ciples of public liberty and national safety against all enemies, at home and abroad, be lieving thereby pence may once more be re stored to the country, the just rights of the people and of the States re-established, and the Goverment again placed in that oondition of justice, fraternity, and equality, which, under the example and Constitution of our fathers, has solemnly bound every citizen of tbe United States to maintain a more perfect union, estab lish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, pro vide lor the common defence, promote the gen eral welfare, and secure the blessings of liber ty to ourselves and our posterity. DOUGLAS AND JOHNSON PLATFORM. Resolved, That we, the Democracy of the Union, in Convention assembled, hereby de clare our affirmance of the resolutions unani mously adopted and declared as a platform of principles by the Democratic Convention at Cincinnati, in the year 1856, believing that Democratic principles are unchangeable in their nature, when applied to the same Bubject matter; and we recommend as the only further resolutions the following! Ilesolved. That it is the duty of the United States to afford ample and complete protection to all its citizens, whether at home or abroad, and whether native or foreign. Ilesolved, That one of the necessities of the age, in a military, commercial, and postal point of view, is speedy communication be tween the Atlantic and Pacific States; and the Democratic party pledge such constitution al government aid as will insure the construc tion of a railroad to the Pacific coast at the earliest practicable period. Resolved, That the Democratic party are in favor of the acquisition of the island of Cuba, on such terms as shall be honorable to our selves and just to Spain. Resolved, That the enactment of State Leg islatures to defeat the faithful execution of the fugitive slave law are hostile in character, sub versive of the Constitution, and revolutionary in their effect. Ilesolved, That in accordance with the in terpretation of the Cincinnati platform, that, uuriug uie eiiBieuets ui iuu xerriuinui viuveru ments, the measure of restriction, whatever it may be, imposed by the Federal Constitution on the power of the Territorial Legislature o er the subject of the domestic relations, as the same has been, or shall hereafter be. Dually determined by the Supreme Court of the Uni ted States, should be respected by all good citizens, and enforced with promptness and fidelity by every branch of the General Gov ernment. BRECKINRIDGE AND LANE PLATFORM. Ilesolved, That the platform 'adopted by the Democratic party at Cincinnati be affirmed, with the following explanatory resolutions : First, That the Government of a Territory organized by an act of Congress is provisional and temporary, and during its existence all cit izens of the United States have an equal right to settle with their property in the Territories, without their rights, cither of person or prop erty, being destroyed or impaired by Congres sional or Territorial legislation. Secoud. That it is the duty of the Federal Government, in all its departments, to protect, wben necessary, tho rights of persons and prop erty in the Territories, and wherever else its constitutional authority extends. Third. That when the settlers of a Territory, having an adequate population, form a State Constitution, the right of sovereignty com mences, and, being consummated by admission into the Union, they stand on an equal footing with the people of other States ; and the State thus organized ought to be admitted into the Federal Union, whether its Constitution pro hibits or recognises the institution of slavery. Resolved, 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 practicable moment. Resolved, That tho enactment of State Legis latures to defeat the faithful execution of the fugitive slave law are hostile iu character, sub versive of the Constitutiou, and revolutionary in their effect. Resolved, That the Democracy of the United Slates recognise it as the Imperative duty of this Government to protect the naturalized citizen in all his rights, whether at home or in foreign lands, to tbe same extent as its native-born cit izens. Whereas one of the greatest necessities of the age, in a political, commercial, postal, and military point of view, is a speedy communica tion between the Pacific and Atlantic coasts j therefore be It Resolved, That tho National Democratio party do hereby pledge themselves to use every means in their power to secure the passage of some bill, to the extent of the constitutional author- ity of Congress, for the construction of a-' Pa cific railroad from the Mississippi river to : the Pacific ocean, at the earliest practicable moment. IHTEBIOB ADOEHME1TT8. 486. S PAPER HANCrLNiftS.rv Or ALL OBADIS A S IC1S. WARRANTED Gold Baadi Wradow BtiedssL Buff, Green, and Blue Holland Shades, sit sizes, made to order. Alio, a handsome assortment of Picture Cord and Tassels, all sizes nnd colors. Purchasing for oaah, aid allowing no'old stock to accumulate, persons needing tbe above goods will find It to their advantage to give me a call. All work executed and superintended by practical men, who hare served a regular ap prenticeship at their trade. Satisfaction guarantied, or po pay required. Please give me a call. Remember the number. JOHN MARkRITER, No. 48C Seventh street, eight doors above nor 26 Odd Fellows' Hall. FOR RENT. A THREE STORY and basement brick house, on the corner c( Fourth and K streets, con taining eight rooms, nearly new, and In good order. To a prompt tenant the rent will be moderate. Inquire of J. T, Clements, agent, No. 580 I street, or at this office, nor 26 tf AT FRANCIS'S HOUSE-FUENISHING STORE, 490 Seventh street, VOU can find a complete assortment of House keeping Hardware, Cutlery, bilver-plated Ware, Britannia, Block Tin, and Japanned Ware, Door Mats, Table Mats, Feather Dusters, Clocks, and all the useful articles for Housekeeping, together with Ladies' Satchels, Card Cases, Purses, Fans, Combs, Brushes, Baskets, tc, Ac, all selected with great care, bought for cash, and will be sold at the very lowest prices. Purchasers will do well to remember FRANCIS'S House-Furnlsbing Store, No. 490 Seventh street, nor 26 FRESH TEAS. I AM receiving a lot of Green and Black TEAtl, among which are some of as fine grades H can be had, to which I invite the attention of ail lovers of choice Green and Black Teas. JESSE B. WILSON, 327 Pa. ar., between Sixth and Seventh nov 26 streets, south tide. J. J. COOMBS, Attorney and Counsellor at Late, WILL, practice In the local Courts of this District, and In the Supreme Court and Court of Claims. Office at the corner of Indi ana avenue and Second street. Carriage Sponge and Shamoit Skins, FOR sale by CHARLES STOTT, nov 26 tawlm No. 375 Penn. avenue. ENGLISH CARRIAGE VARNISH, FOR sale by - CHARLES STOTT, nor 26 tawlm No. 375 Penn. avenue. Warm Under Garments 1 1 1 WE offer this day large additions te our Urge stock of Gentlemen's Under Garments ! ! 1 During the past week, we have made large additions to our stock, and buying them for CASH!!! we offer them at lower prices than usual, at STEVENS'S nor 26 Sales Room, Brown's Hotel. Massachusetts Clear Mess Fork For sale low by BROWNING 4 KEATING, 353 Penn. avenue, near Sixth street. m N O T I O Et T WISH all gentlemen t6 bear1 f! h?i I in mind tbat the plan which adopt opted, six years ago, of selling )TS at trreatlv reduced prices, (or cash, Is In successful operation. Just received, a full supply of the latest New York styles of DRESS HATS. The very finest Hat at $3.60 ; a first-rate Hat, $3 ; and very good, fashionable Hat, $2.50. All of the latest styles or soft HATS and CAPS, at the very lowest prices. I am constantly supplied with a very large stock of those fine DllKSS BOOTS, at $3.75 which I have been selling for many years as well as the very best quality of Patent Leather GAIT ERS, at $3.50. Fine French Calfskin Gaiters, from $2 to $2.50. Terras cash. No extra charge In order to off set bad debts. ANTHON V, Ageat for the Uaaa facturers, Seventh street, secoud Hat Store from the corner, opposite Avenue House, No. 540. nov 26 JONN T. GIVEN & CO., WnOLE8ALE AND RETAIL PKALXUB IN COAL AND WOOD, Southwest corner of O and Fourteenth streets, NBAS CANAL HaiDOB, FAIR PRICES AND FAIR DEALING I nov 26 2w I. SNYDER, Plumber and Gas Fitter, WILL Introduce QaS and WaUr upon the most liberal terms, at the shortest notice, and will guaranty satisfaction. lie has on band a lot of Cooking and other Stores, which he will sell at less than cost. Call and see him. Remember tbe place, southeast corner of Twelfth and F streets, nov 26 lm .UnW?& t" VftHr-tfkil UiMAS ISiitiiw' i4SG -en WHuS va WLJ iU3BSBssJsjjwfcev Itf M j.h.