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EPITAPH UPON A 'GRAVE STONE ,IN
The life of this clerk, was juitthreescore and
Nearly half of which time he had sang out
In his youth be was married, like other yonng
But hU wife died one, day so he chanrrted
A second he took she departed ;' what then T
He eonrted and married a third, with amen.
His joys i and htsYsarrowsiwero doubled; bnt
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
' tREPUBLIOAS ASSOCIATIONS.
NATIONAL BEPU8LKW ASSOOLi;
i TION. i
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
REPUBLICAN ASSOCIATION OF THE
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.
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.
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
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,
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of Virginia avenue and Sixth street, every
Wednesday evening, at half past seven o'clock.
GEORGET6WN RERU11LICAN ASSOCI
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
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
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Intend, that as a medium of general and local
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published In this city. We shall Jiay particular
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cate such reforms as we may deem essential to
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ment of the moral and material welfare of Its
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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,
" 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
" 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
" 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.
" 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
' 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.
" 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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
No. 48C Seventh street, eight doors above
nor 26 Odd Fellows' Hall.
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
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
House-Furnlsbing Store, No. 490 Seventh street,
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
nov 26 tawlm No. 375 Penn. avenue.
ENGLISH CARRIAGE VARNISH,
FOR sale by -
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
we offer them at lower prices than usual, at
nor 26 Sales Room, Brown's Hotel.
Massachusetts Clear Mess Fork
For sale low by
BROWNING 4 KEATING,
353 Penn. avenue, near Sixth street.
N O T I O Et
T WISH all gentlemen t6 bear1
I in mind tbat the plan which
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.
JONN T. GIVEN & CO.,
WnOLE8ALE AND RETAIL
COAL AND WOOD,
Southwest corner of O and Fourteenth streets,
NBAS CANAL HaiDOB,
FAIR PRICES AND FAIR DEALING I
nov 26 2w
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
-en WHuS va WLJ
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