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VOL. X-No. fc.
Tho Work of the Now York
Tho CamlUI&tcs and Who They Arc
-Jlcnels Ventilating Thcm
scItcs at tho llaliii
cation Meeting.
' Kt.t Kt.t
Itme CMlldf tti at tbeMamnattam Club.
Tb:s mornirii's New York Herald says:
Tjb gieatcentre of Interest 1 t evening, espe
cially to tbe leaders or tue Democratic puny.
wrr ifce Marbaitan Club rooms.
Jlotb Governor Keyniour auU Mr. Blair spent
tttioslof tbe evening here, and, of course, were
'tue cutef cynosures of interest as well as ob
servation by members of tbe club, by visiting
delegates, and tbe whole hosfbr politicians pro
fit. T!ie nominees of the convention were
waimly congraluUted on tbelr nominations.
Tht re is not mucb If any doubtasto tne accept
anteot tbe nomination by Governor Hey raour.
ll mule last nlicnt no special and pointed
avowal on the subject, but nis iulimatious to
tolF more immediate political menus piace me
1111 tier beyond question. As to tbe acceptance
l5 Mr. Blair of his nomination t hat is uuques
t loi. eil. (JbiimpalgncoDgrittulatsonHand toasts
jiropbetlcof future stucess of the party were
tne featuies of tbe evening.
Horatio Seymour.
In sketching the Democratic candidate for
tbe Presidency this morning the New York
Urtbune says:
Governor Seymour's lire is more reraargaoie
for what It lacks than for wbat It contains. A
long catalogue might be made of tne public
stations usually tilled andofilciul experiences
enjoyed by politicians be ore entering upon
tbe race lor tbe Presidency, and which
are wanting la Mr. Seymour's career,
ile Is exclusively a New York politician,
having never sat In Congress nor ever neld
any Federal ollloe whatever, or beeu In any
'way connected with national all Mrs. Yet
though a mate politician his nme Is Identified
VHb no measure of State policy, as have beeu
these of De Wilt Clinton, Silas Wright, Gover
nor Tompkins, Aearlah O. Flagg, Governor
Beward In his earlier career, and other politi
cians who won their fame in the service of tne
Btaie. Though Mr. Seymour's official positions
have been confined to state otlices, his political
capital with the Democratic party has all been
obtained by his views and course on national
questions, upon which be has always been tbe
emboolraent of timidity solely, if there are
any political crises In which caution or cow
aioiue, flavored with duplicity, would be
the highest statesmanship, Mr. Seymour
rolgtt piove equal to such emergencies. But
whoever courtage or executive ability were re
quired be would be eadlv wanting. In this, as
la all other respects, he stands in square,
marked, and stroDg contrast with General
Grant. No two men could have been nomi
nated whose personal characters and history
would have so exactly represented the conflict
between tbe Union Kepubllcan party and tne
IHrnucratlo Hebel party during the war as
Grant on one side, end Seymour on the other.
Grant never held a Stale ollice, his wnole
public life being Identified wuh the set vice
I tbe nation at large. Seymour never
held a national office, his whole public lite
being Identified with the politics of bis state.
(kunt'n nnblic record is summed an in the sin
gle fact that be saved the coumry in the greatest
cilsls to wulcb It was ever subjected, tits prt
In subuuieg the Rebellion could have been per
formed by no other parson, and It is not too
much to say that without him the Rebellion
never would have been subdueJ. Of Seymour
we ran only say that be aided not by a featber's
weight to preserve tbe Union. These contrast
ing facts are the gist of the claims of the two
lutn ou their respective parties for their nomi
nal ton to the Presidency.
lloiu'lo Seymour was born In Pompey, Onon
dflaa tounty, N. Y., In 1811, and is no w in the
67tu jear of bis fcge. He Is inesevtBth in lineal
titfcceijt from K'Ciiard Seymour, oue of tae
early settlers of Hrtlord, Conn, from whom
aie also descended Governor Tnomas H. Say
in our, of Connecticut. driven S. Seymour, who
rt presented Ijlicutleld county, Cunu., Id Con
gress; David L Seymour, wborepuseuted Kens
fcelaer county, N V., la Congress, and Senator
H- j inour, who for twelve years represented
Vermont in th (Jolted Statt-s Senate, of the
lxstof whom Governor Seymour is a nephew.
Governor Seymour's grandlaliier, Moses, served
asaMborlu tbe Kevoiuiionary wsr, and ws
present at the surrender of unrgoyne. Ile
afterward represented .Litchfield county, Conn ,
In Congress for seventeen years. His
eon Henry, father of Horatio,
was born la 17S0. and at mauDood removed
to Onondaga, where Horatio was bora. After
ward Henry removed to Utict, and served in
tbe Legislature and as Caual Commissioner.
Horatio was liberally educated, studied law,
and entered upon the practice In Uiica; but,
Jinding that the care of bis tatner's large estate,
together wltn that of Jotiu It. Bleecker, bis
father-in-law, required all Ills attention, beside
rencrlng the pecuniary profits of his profession
unnecessary, he relinquished practice, aud has
since devoted himself solely to the manage
ment of his estates.
He was always a Democrat, and has never in
curred Uia merit or demerit of being outside
tne party. In IS 12, at Hie age of thirty years,
he whs elected Mayor of Uiica. In the fill of
111 he hud been elected to the Assemoly, He
tat In the Assemoly until 1M, wueu he was
elected Speaker. Durlug tills term no aided to
fleet Daniel S. Dickinson to the United Slates
lu lh50 he was nominated for Governor
against Washington Hunt, ou a platform
mainly of opposition to tbe appropriation of
tbe future revenues ol the State lor enlarging
tbe Erie Canal, which ne contended was la vio
lation of the (kinstiiullon aloited In 1S1U. He
was defeated, however, by 'JtiJ, though Mr.
Church, the candidate for Lieuleuaut-U.iveruor
on the same ticket, wus elected by a consider
able majority, tueeniiie vole belus for Hunt,
211 OH; Seymour, 214.352.
In 1602 he was egatu nominated by the regular
Democrats against Hunt, Whig, auil Tompkins,
Jrte Soli, and was elected, the vote being for
Heymour, 201 121; Huut, Zi'K'M; Tompkins. 1!),21J.
On this vote also Seymour rau about 81KXI be
bind Church, the candidate fur Lleulenaut Gov
ernor. His principal olliclal act wus his veto of
the Maine Prohibitory Liquor law.
In IH.'jl he was again nominated and defeated,
the vole being fur Heyiuour. l'M,i'.):; U'luiau
(Know-Nothing;, 122 'Mi; Clara (.lalue law),
16ti,tUl; and Hi on son, us.bjO. This was a falling
oft in the Democratic vo e of nearly 100,000, and
tbe result lor the time consigned Mr. Seymour
to private life. lu tne dissensions of the Demo
cratic party, made up lu a coufustd way of the
Slavery question, cauul questions, and personal
lssutH, tue Hunkers, or "Hards." led by Daniel
H. Diuklnsou, Greene O. bronson, iScueil, and
the like, were the pro Hiaveij ; tne P.arnuurnera,
led by John Van Buien, were Kiee Soli, aud the
Halls," wltb whom Seymour altlllated, were
opposed to all agitations, aud were for main
taining the harmony of the Democratic party
as ihe first article of tbe faith.
Mr. Seymour, therefore, stood by the admin
istrations ot Pierce aud Bucuanan lu all their
betrayals of freedom aud usurpations lu boual'
ol slavery. Though the original podtlou of tue
Softs was one of compromise between toe two
extremes of the patty, as the couutrv ap
proached thegieat struggle of lKOo, ihe Nortu
ern States contained no more truckling devotee
of the slave power than Horatio Seymour. He
advocated tne Crittenden Compromise as a
measure Of pacification, thus vindicating bis
reputation as a trimmer and half-ana-half
iiikn. Be wus Invited by the committee ol
the great Union-square meeting, held upon
(he fall of Port Sumter, together wilu ottier
leading Democrats, John Van Buren, Per
nando .Wood, Archbishop Hughes aud tue
like, to Indorse tbe cause of the war for tin
Union. Hughes wrote a vigorous letter recom
mending the maintenance of the Government.
Pven Wood for the lime look tue same stand.
Jiut tt.i u.our aaiiiiU to cj uremic, mil a?re:
C ted all effort to maintain the Union by force.
He has averted that while at Milwaukee be
aided In paying the expense of aendlug a regi
ment to Washington, and that, on his return ha
made a speech before the New York Legislature,
Which was so far loyal that Governor Morgaa
thf tight it calculated to modify the opposition
of Ihe Copperhead members of the Legislature
to the war, and therefore moved a vote of
thanks. He also allowed his name to be placed
by tbe Aojutant General at the bead cf county
committees for furthering enlistments, all of
which facts prove rather thedeslreof the Colon
men to win blm to good behaviour than any
lDtrli file loyalty on bis part.
In 1 im fail of I8i!2, under the influenced Mo
Clellan's disastrous failures la the Chlcka
liMininy campaigu, which were Ingeniously
dli-torted into cbames not against the General,
but against thr President, tne Union cause ws
sadly depressed In New York, and Governor
Hejmour was nom.rjated against General
Wadsworth. General Wadsworiii was defeated
by a bhdk of corrupt Republican politicians,
who, failing to rule the nominating Conven
tion, t ok revenge on Us patriotic eaudidate by
rerretly supporting tbe Democratic nominee.
Seymour whs elected, though running, as on
an other occasions, largely behind bis ticket.
As Guvernor, be pursued bis characteristic)
timorous course, occupying himself mainly In
reducing the quota of New York, In
proving that It hud been filled Instead of
filling it, etc., nntll the July rlo'slnthts city
in opposition to the draft. Toe object of these
riots, which were undertaken while Lee's army
was r '.111 in Pennsylvania, was to slop tnedraft,
not only In New York, but In all tbe Stales, aud
so compel tbe Government to abandon tbe war.
A series of vast murderous mobs of many thou
sands each, Kwayeu wildly through the city,
kiliibg, burninit, and robbing, venting tnelr
vengeance especially on negro orphan asylums,
schools, and tenements, but killing also Kupub
Beans, soldiers, draft otllcers, police, and who
ever came adversely in their way. From louu
to liil.O ptisons were tbus being murdered. At
tbe time of Governor Seymour's arrival at the
City Hall a large mob of rioters, who had assem
bltd lu front of the Tribune office, and were
being urged by their leaders to make an assault
npon it, bearing tbat the Governor wanted to
nddress them, moved cn masse over to the City
Hall, where Seymour delivered to them the
following speech, their ringleader standing be
fclde blm wblie be spoke. He said:
Mr Fbi ends: I have come down here from the
quiet ol tne country lu see liat was tn dllllcnUy, to
learn what all this trout) e was concerning me drat.
li me assure y 11 mat 1 max your inenu. 1 uproari
ous cheering. You have beeu my frit uds crle nr
"Yen. jee!" Tliat's o." Wearttand will be again"
Bud now I assure you, my fellow-cUizsns, turn I aoj
here U, show jou lest of ruy IrleuuBUlp Odeeri.
1 wish to In'orniyou ibat I have sent uy Adjiil-oii
Ciener.l to Washington 10 confer with tbeau liorltiet
Ihne, and 10 have lbl draft suspeudeo aud stopped.
I Vct llerrua cheers. I sk you as KO.,d clllzsns to
whII for Mr re'urn, and I assure you lust I wnl do til
that 1 can 10 see tht llieie Is no lneiiallty or wrooK
dope to any one, 1 wish y m to take koih! care of all
piopttiy, as good cHizens.and see that every person
Is hale. The sale keeping of propeity and persons
rests who you and 1 charge you to dlsiuro ueltber,
Jt Is jour duty to maintain the good order of the
city, and I know you will doll I wish you now 10
tei urate, as Rood citizen, and you can assemnle
cain whet ever yon wish to do so. 1 ask you to leave
an to me dow, mid I will see in yourtlKhts. Walt
until my sotutant return from Washington and von
shall besalistied. Listen to me. and see that there Is
Loherm ( one to either persons or property, bu.ro-
iire ec amy.
The draft was not stopped, and so far Cover
lior Seymour's prom les were falsified, but its
enlorcemeni rtnuireu zo.utiu troops to be with
diawn from the army to New York, at a time
when they were most needed to confront the
enemy. Probably 110 public otllcer ever more
siunauy uisaraceu nimseu man unveraor Hev.
xnour did on this occasion by making promises
w hich be could not perform, to those who were
contending againbt a Government be had
sworn to support. At this time Governor Sey
mour prepared tbe wa7 for Pendleton, by pre
dicting repudiation, by arguing tbe hostility
betwten the Kabt and West ou the national
debt question, and by advocating taxation of
1 ne bonus. I'enuieton naving since stolen his
thunder and surpassed his eloquence ou these
rifesuons. ne nas recently spoken more mode
rately, and at last leuned sufficiently the other
way to raise au issue on which to defeat Pen
In 18C4 Seymour was aerain nominated for
Governor, but was beaten by Governor Kenton,
Seymour egaln running fir behind bis ticket.
in tue jauonai jjemocrauc convention or tnat
yenr, at Chicago, Seymour was permanent Pre
sident, and I he New York Delegation exercised
a ruling intlucnce. The plal form which de
clares tue war a fullure was Jointly concocted
by Seymour and Vallandtgham, the two lead
ing spirits of the Committee on Resolutions.
Tbus, at the darkest crislsof our great struggle
with tbe Rebellion, Mr. Seymour took Hie
lead, aud exercised a more potent lnfl leuce
than any other man in denouncing the war as
a failure, encouraging the Rebels to llilit on,
and spreading distrust In the mlnas of our
army end people, and dlsmav in the hearts of
ihe friends of the American Union throughout
tbe world.
The mi ans by which Horatio Seymour has
obtained bis present nomination are character
iitic of that low political cunning and duollcity
which have marked his whole career. His lu '
lluence, as tbown by his recent speeches, is ad
veite to Pendleton's doctrines, wlilcU he
formerly advocated, and by bis control of the
New Yoik delegation, whose vole for Church
was a transparent sutterfugo, was all directed
to defeat Pendleton. For this purpose he at
llrst declined the nomination, so that bis
name should not be brought into antagonism
wltb that of Pendleton, and so make the tUht
no open one. For this purpose ttie New
York uelfgtion talked anout voting for
Packer, ami Fngllsb,and Chase, and finally did
vote for liendileks. All this was done so
adioltly tbat it finally became necessary for
Pendleton's delegation to nominate Seymour
themselves to prevent the success of Chase or
Hendricks, either of which would have been
fatal to Pendleton's future aspirations. Since
Sej mour's benebmen had voted for Hendricks,
the latter could do no less thaa return the vote,
and thus began tbe mob-like stampede whtcu
ended in the nomination of Seymour. The
whole aff air was an adroit specimen of political
by i ocilsy, by which the actual favorite of the
majority of the Convention was not only sold,
but was induced to nominate tbe trickster who
bad defeated blm.
Mr. Seymour Is a skillful political gambler
and a cunning demagogue. In all matters of a
partisan character be mistakes falsehood for
tact with an affectation of lellglous sincerity
wblcb Is little less than exasperating to all
men who are capable of recognizing a lie whea
tbev bear it told. He has all of Johnson's low
cunning, with Buohanan's accompllsnments
and cowardice. It is ditlicull to conceive of
any character whose aooesslon to tbe Presi
dency would place the Government In hands so
weak, unsteady, factious, and corrupt, or do so
much to plunge the country into anarchy, re
bellion, aL.d civil war.
Ft an If. p. Blair, Jr.
Frank P. Blair, Jr., Is selected as the Demo
cratic candidate for the Vice-Presidency, le
balance Seymour upon ihe same principle that
our lorelatners in carrying their grata to mill,
having put the grain into one end of a sack,
fuuud 11 necessary, to keep It from sliding oil',
10 put a stone into tbe oher, Seymour, with
bis peace record, is the grain, and Blair, wltu
bis war record, is the stone. Seymour repre
sents the Northeast and Blair the Southwest.
Seymour represents the men who didn't tlgat,
and iimir represents the men who fought, but
wee forry lor It. Not to leave the figure lnoim
plete, tbe ass that carries the sack Is the Demo
cratic party.
Frank P. Blair, Jr., has a record much more
national and conspicuous than Seymour. Mr.
lilalr. Sr., us tbelounder of the Blair dynasty,
Ihe editor of the Ulbe, and a staunch anil
valued supporter of General Jackson, and sun
htqueutly an orgsnl.er of the R 'puollcnu party
and supporter of Fremont, was one of the most
sagacious political uiunugers the couutry has
ever known.
Frank P. Blair, Jr., was born at Lexington.
Ky., February 1!), 1821, was educated at Prince
ton College, N. J., and, removing to St, Louis,
adopted the profession of the law. Kuteriug
upon political llfo, he became a leader of the
Kree Labor or Emancipation parly of Missouri.
He served as a private In Ihe Mexican war. lu
181S he sustained Van Buren aud tbe Kree Soil
parly, opposing tbe extension of slaverv into
tbe Territories, and advocating its abolition la
Missouri. In 1852 he was elected from St. louis
county to tbe L"gl..lture of Missouri as au
Abolitionist, re elected lu 1S5I, returned to Con
greKs In 1 80(1. edited tbe Missouri l)em cra.
radical Kepubllcan paper, and coulluued lu
Congress until the outbreak of the Rebellion,
aud was Chairman of the Committee on Mili
tary Attulrs.
Futerlug the army In 1H1, as Colonel of Vol
unteers, be was soon after apoluted a llrlg-tUvr-VtUtiRl
by l'refiHUut Liuwm, ile dlylded
Ms per vices between Congress and the army to
the ureat oisnust of bis present political ass'-
elates, wbo tried bard to have blm either de
prived of bis seat in Congress or of bis commis
sion In tbe army. He served wltn average
cren 1 in some of tne earner campaigns 01 urani
xtnd Sherman, commanded a d. vision In Mo-
Pberson's corps in May, isu:,anu was appointed
a MnJor-General law In the same yer, resign
ing bis seat In tbs Tbiity eighth Congress to
devote bis entire time to the command, but by
tbe action of tbe House subsequently lli seat
was assigned to his contestant, Samuel Knox.
The Democratic prty steadily reviled blm as a
clvllien general, or military politician, Indebted
for bis position to political favoritism.
After McPherson's assignment to the Army
of the Tennessee, General lilalr succeeded to
tbe command of the 17th Army Corps, formerly
McPherson's, and continued to command It
with credit durlna Sherman's march to theses,
and In the subsequent march to Richmond
In 1HWI he was appointed by President Johnson
Collector of Customs for the port of St. L-juIs.
Towards tbe latter days of President Lincoln's
administration tbe Blair family fell Into dis
favor with tbe Republican party, who, at their
Convention in Baltimore, requested the re
moval of Montgomery Blair from the Cabinet.
Since then Fratik P. Blair and the rest or the
family have ranked as conservatives or "soured
radicals" and suppor'ers of reconstruction ou
the Rebel basis. Mr. Blair now turns up as a
inskewelgbt. The grist Which tbe Democratic
tarty Is carrying to the mill la not Blair but
Shortly after the nominations were made for
the Presidency and Vice-Presidency by tue
Convention posters were issued announcing
that a ratification meeting of Seymour and
Blair would be held la front of the club room of
the Democratic Assouiallou, at Union Square,
In the evening, which would be addressed by
General Wade Hampton and other distin
guished Southern delegates. At eight o'clock a
very large assemblage wis gathered in front
of tbe building, which was Illuminated with
paper lamps.
$ peach, of General Wade Hampton of
Houllt Carolina.
Upon General Wade II tmpton making his
appearance npon the balcouy, be was greeted
with loud and long continued applause. He
said: I am sure you wilt believe that 1 had no
intention of addressing a public meeting la
this city at all, and I attribute your generous
greeting solely to the good feeling of the people
ot New York in their generosity and nobleuess
towards the Southern Stales in general, ((ireat
applause.) At this Juncture, a couple of tbe
Chinese lanterns burning above the bead
ot the speaker took fire, and were extln
gulfcbed by the beating of the; blazing fabrics
by one or two gentlemen ou the balcony,
to tbe no small amusement of tbe audience,
whereupon the General resumed: I did not
look to have a fire in my rear, t A voice "You
bad more than one during tbe wars, General."
Laughter and cheers ) I come, then, solely tbat
I might thank you for the kindness you have
extended to us, and to all tbe Southern States,
end that I might be able to ex plala to you why
we are here la this great city at the preseut
fme. When we came North, it was determined
by us, by nearly all tbe representatives of the
Southern States as well, tbat we would take no
part In this National Democratic Convention,
because we were afraid that we of the South, If
we should indicate our preference for any
particular candidate, might accidentally select
a man who would - bring defeat noon
the great Democratic party In the contest ot the
coming November. We were, therefore, deter
mined from tbe very start to permit tbe Con
vention to make such a choice as would insure
tbe success of the party at the pulls, and relieve
our people ot the radical despoils u whlcU has
so long oppressed us. (Great applause.) Acting
npon this determination, we at first cast our
vole for the President of the Uuited States, An
drew Johnson, who had been our steadfast
friend lor so long, who bad stood between us
and ruin, and who still heroically persisted In
remaining the friend of our oppressed and
down-lrotlden j eople at the South.
The nominations that have been made to-day
Horatio Seymour for President, General
Frank P. lilalr for Vice-president will meet
with tbe beany and powerful Indorsement of
nearly all Soutuern men. (Cheers ) When we
fought you, we fougbl in good faith; and we
laid down our arms la good faith; and now we
only crave a peace among us In good filth. Not
that peace which the radicals ( Hisses ) are giving
us, which placeB the black beel of the nlygcr
upon our necks; we do not want a continuation
ol tbat sort of "peace," but such a peace as the
Democratic party can give us in the triumph of
its righteous principles at tue coming election.
Hemsrki off Ex-Governor Vance.
Governor Vance was reoelved with much en
thusiasm. He said if any one should ask why
he to lately engaged lu Rebellion against the
Union of the Stales, was there, be wouid answer
by an anecdote. An old nigger, since the days
w ben, as tbe expression is, "freedom tufc em."
wes found by bis master lu the custody of two
soldiers. Tbe master expressed regret at seeing
his former servant In such a predicament, aud
Inquired bow be came there. ' Maasa, afore de
Lord, I would'nt a beeu here, only de sojers
lotch me." And so with Governor Vauco, the
boldlers fotchea blm. (Laughter and applause.)
Mr. Vance related a series of anecdotes, keep
ing the audience in good humor, and oblivious
to the threatening rain, all going to snow the
very lndillereut quality of ollice-holders at the
piesent time in ihe Souih. The pot has been
boiling a long while, and the scum was now on
the top; If Ills not taken oil tue whole mass
will be spoiled. (L.auguier.j 11 tne IN or in
would remove the military ihe South would
take tbe scum off Itself. Tue Freedman's Bu
reau (groans) had probably been heard of at tue
North. But If the people had not heard of it
tbty bad been obliged to pay for it. If a white
man is disposed to abuse a poor negro, and is
complained of to the Bureau, all he has to d Is
to feel in bis vest pocket, aud the neicro is given
a lecture about behaving himself. With regard
to the South being ihe Union there were
two theories one tbat she was out, another
tbat she was in. TheSouih was not conquered,
In tbe sense in which foreign territory is con
quered, but simply reduced losubjeotlon to the
Constitution of 'be United Stales, wulcti she
was willing to obey, (Applause.) Do we want
Virginia, as ihe land of Washington, and Jef
feison, aud Madison, and as the land ol the men
at Yoiktown, In tne days that tried men's
souls? or do we want Virginia as the laud
cuised with Hunnlcutt and the carpet-baggers?
('No, " and hisses.) Do we want the South,
whose great crops usei to cover our wharves,
and furnish two-thirds of the export trade of
tbe country ?
Tbe speaker in continuation said he would
not bave bis bearers suppose that tne Southern
wbitestnlerlalned bosiillty to the negroes, ou
tbe contrary, they were grateful to the colored
race for their fidelity during the war. They
were willing to show tnat gratitude In any way
short of making them their masters.
Thirk what a power tbe nation would pos
sess if, along with Sherman, Sheridan, and
McClellan, its armies could be led by Lte
(cheers), and that archangel of war, Stouewall
Jackson. (Eulhnslasllo cheering.) The speaker
cc Deluded by dwelling in eloqueut terms on the
glorious future awatilag the country when It
should become united.
Sayvour to Speak To-night.
At the meeting last evening It was announced
by one of thespeukers that Mr. Seymour will
this evenini; address the citizens of New York
in lrontof Tammany Hall, aud publicly accept
ihe nomination of the Democratic Convention
for CRudidate of the party lit In tlu ensuing
presidential campa'gu.
The following are editorial extracts from the
New York papers of this morning;
Tne Tribune,
If the DemocraticConvenllon had been intent
on selecting that eaudidate for President least
likely to win Republic in votes and most certain
to arouse aud Intensity Republican opposition,
it could not bave bit the mark more exactly.
Horatio Seymour bus been the deadliest, most
Implacable enemy throughout, of the Ideas
which triumphed In tbe abolition of slavery
and discomfiture of the Rebellion. He was an
open advocaleand champion of that Nebraska
bill wheieby slavery shamelessly repudiated a
solemn compact whereof she bad reaped the
full advantage. nd strove to wrest from free
labor a vast region which she had quitclaimed
for a valuable consideration fn baud. For the
victims In Kansas of Border Rutrlau arson, out
rage, and murder, be had never a word of cheer
or sympathy. He was for Buchanan against
Fremont when this Slate gave the Pathfinder
a plurality of 80,1)00. He wan for anybody
iiu4l Linco-a lu 1W3, wuou New 1'ark g ive
tbe latter a clean malorlty of 50.000. Mr. Lin
coln being elected, he Insisted hn the Re ub
lit ans should give up their cardinal prlaciple
of no extension of aiave territory, or be beld
accountable for tbe Rebellion that tbe slave
holders would otherwise initiate. Such
It the chosen leader of tbe hosts of reaction and
aristocracy, In tbe contest now opened. No
man ever heard of bis uttering a generous word
for the Ignorant, lowly, down-trod ten
African all these he would disfranchise to
morrow If he had power, while he Insists
tbat tbe South shall be given over to
tbe keeping of ber haughty Rebels, who bold
tbat tbey have committed no wrong and for
feited no right lu conspiring and lighting to
destroy the Union. If ttils man can be chosen
President over Ulysses S. Grant, then the pa
triot blood poured out like water at (1 -ttysburg.
Vlrksburg, Mission Ridge, and In the advance
to Richmond was shed in vain.
Ilorntlo Seymour Is, beyond all question or
contest, the first statesmen In tbe Democratic
paity the one who most fully represents its
pilnclples, wbo has the most consummate
ability to expound them with luminous clear
ness, whose mind is the broadest, whose culture
is tbe most thorougn, wnose dignity of char
acter and bearing is best fitted to a lorn a great,
station, and to magnify eveu the high ofliue for
which he has been nominated. He possesses,
lu a pre-eminent degree, every personal quali
fication and accomplishment which befit tbe
Chief Magistrate of a great nation.
In the next place, Mr. Seymour has a strong
grasp of tbe questions wblJh relate to the re
suscitation of the shattered prosperity of the
country, and the maintenance of the financial
honor of the country thai is to say, of the
questions which will chlelly occupy attention
during the next Presidential term.
' Again: Mr. Seymour has always been so con
sistent and thorough a Democrat, and bis popu
larity and influence la tbe parly are so un
bounded, tbat be alone possesses the moral
weight rtquisile for adapting the policy of the
parly to tbe altered circumstances of the conn
try, lie can do all which Judge Chase could
huve done, and can do it with a moral authority
and a fulness of Democratic support wulch Mr.
Chase could never have commanded. What
ever be may concede will be accepted as a con
cefs'on to necessity, and not scouted as tbe
indulgence of a partiality for negro suffrage or
lor any of the radical heresies,
Tne nomination of Francis P. Blair, Jr., for
Vice President will meet with general ac
ceptance. It was tit (hat the candidate for
Vice President should be a Western man, a
soldier, and a representative ot that large
class cf Republicans wbo have became
oisgusted with the revolutiouary inea
suies of tuelr party. General Blair's
unimpeachable record during the war, his deci
sion of character, aud bis vigorous oppoi 1 n
10 the reconstruction policy of the rHdicslH,
commend blm, and the tlciet on which ills
name Is placed, to the zealous support of all
who fought for tbe Uniou but ablur negro
Tbe liar aid."
Tbe die Is cast. The Democratic Convention
has decided that our next President shall be
General Grant. There was a splendid oppor
tunity offered this Convention, In tbe nomina
tion of Chief Justice Chase, to carry oil tbe
balance of power from the Republican camp.
North and South, Fast aud West, and to inau
gurate in the approaching Presidential election
a substantial aud enduring conservative revo
lution; but the parly Juggle's of this Tarn tin, ny
Hall Convention had a different game to play.
Seymour against Grant in I808 amounts to a
Democratic surrender or a disbanding of tbe
Demociatlo party. The ticket of McUlellaa
against Lincoln was a strong ticket compared
with this of Seymour agalust Grant. It has no
prestige but that of deleat.
Tbeie is nothing In Seymour, nothing In his
record, nothing In bis platform that will bring
asligle recruit to tbe Democratic party, but
evety thing to rally tbe whole lloating vote of
the United Stales, with all tbe conservative
Republicans, around tbe glorious banner of
Grant. It is supposed by bis friends and poli
tical trainers that Seymonr Is at least good
for New York, with lis fifty thousand Demo
cratic majority of last tail. Tout msjority,
however, was delusive, the result of Republi
can disaffection s and divisions, which only the
nomination of Chase as the Democratic candi
date could have turned to a substautlal advan
tage in this campaign. Seymour against Grant
will bring all the Republicans luto line, and
the Jesuit will be anotuer political reaction,
which will give New York to Grant by twenty,
thirty, or forty thousaud majority. Seymour Is
behind the age, and Blair, as a soldier, pinned
to his ticket, makes a mockery of tbe comma i
tlon. Grant and Colfax against such a ticket
will sweep tbe country from the Atlantic to the
Pacific, because the blockheads of the Demo
crat ic party will bave It that we are st ill living
under ihe regime of poor Pierce aud Buoliaauu.
"The Vlmes."
Snch a ticket, resting on such a platform, In
spires no apprehension of success. Seyrmur,
with all his aolllty, has never filled a national
office, and bis reputation Is not gre tt outside
the Slate. Blair, who once stood well wltb tue
Western volunteers, has rained his staudiug by
his recent surrender to tne enemy. Tue Hoke!,,
therefore, is not a strong one. It will not bring
out even tbe full Democratic vote, and it will
ai-suredly disgust the non-partisan element,
without whose support tue Democracy wouiu,
under any circumstances, strive In vain. Mr.
Seymour was more than usually candid yester
day when be told the Convention thtt "ho
could not bs nominated without putting him
sell and the Democratic party in peril." No
thing but a succession of miracles can save It
from deleat.
Curious Will Case in Kv Jersey.
The Court of Appeals of New Jersey reoeutly
decided a will case that has caused much in
terest among a large class In tbe city of
Newark. The suit was an amicable one,
brought to obtain a Judicial construction of tbe
lust will of Moore, of NewarK. Moore was a
Roman Catholic, but of moderate views.
Having no heirs, be left the buls: of his pro.
perty, about 810,000, to bis executors, Father
Gervals and General Runyon (the Mjyor of
Newark), lu trust, to establish an orphan
asylum to be erected In tbe Fifth Ward
of tbe city of Newark, and to be called the St.
James' Roman Caibolio Orphan Asyl'iin aai
hospital for sick and infirm persons. The trus
tees were directed, alter having established the
Institutions, to apply lor an act of Incorporation
for their better management, one corporation
for both; but until such Incorporation should
be obtained, the trustees were to manage the
institutions themselves, The trustees, one of
whom is a Methodist and the other a C ithollc
priest of very liberal vles, construed the will
to mean that the testator intended to fouud
charities of a non-sectarian character, aud pro
posed to raise additional subscriptions, aud
erect an asylum and hospital tbat would be a
credit to the city, Ou the oiber haud, promi
nent Romau Catholics supposed that the testa
tor wished the Institutions to be uuder Romau
Catholic management, aud therefore broogut a
suit calling upon the executors to establish the
Institutions under Catholic control. The mat
ter was argued ou behalf of BUhop Btlly
by Cortland Parker, and for the executors by
Joseph P. Bradley. Tue latter contended lbs,t
the name by whloh the testator dlreoted ilia
Institution to he called Indicated the character
which he wished Impressed on tin Institution,
end tbat this, taken lu connection with the lid
that the testator was himself a devout. Komaa
Catholic, was conclusive that be meant to es
tablish Roman Caibolio Institutions. Ou the
oilier hand It was argued that, although tue
testator directed the asylum to be called by that
name, be did not direct that the asyiuoi or
hospital should be subject to deuotnlua ioaal
control; but simply gave bis executors, one of
whom was a Protestant, geueral power
to establish the Institutions, anl to
obtain a charter for them, imposing on
tbem no restraint whatever. Tin vote
of tbe Court stood 7 to 6. Judge Depree read tbe
opinion of the majority, arguiug that tbe be
quest was simitly eleemosynary; the testator's
religious tenets therefore of no cousequeuoe
that tbe will must speak Us own inteullons,
and that to say the orphan asylum "shall be
railed St. James' Roman Catholic Orphan
Asylum" was not bo clearly expressing the tes
tator's intention as that the executors might
not properly put It under management entirely
secular, or under any government they mlgut
choose. Judge Blddle read the opinion ef the
minority, clatmlug that the testator meant to
require a denominational management of the
How Thoy aro Recoived-Pen-dlcton
Pledges Himself
to Seymour.
Tho Situation Still Alarming-Tho
Strikers Interfering with
Peaceful Laborers.
t.: Kt.( Kt. Kt. KtH Etli
Despatch to the Associated PretSi
How the Nomtaatlom Vtkti,
WAsniKOTON, July 10. The National Intcllt
genccr iB Jubilant over the Democratic nomina
tions. The tloket, It says, appeals to the reason,
Intelligence, and patriotism of the country. It
Invokes no artificial aids to strengthen tbe can
didates, wbo are strong of themselves, and pre
dicts success by an overwhelming majority.
The Morning Chronicle and the National Re
publican (Republican papers) strongly condemn
the nominations. The former says Seymour's
only supporters will be tbe Rebels, whose cause
he assisted, and the men of his own class In the
North, who formed the irregular auxiliaries of
tbe Rebel army; and that Blair was put upau
tbe ticket as a bait to tbe soldiers a most shal
low device.
The NomlMatloms Cast m. Chill Upon the
Democracy A Bitter Disappointment
to the Faithful.
Special Despatch to Tlie Evening Telegraph,
Baltimore, July 10. The nominations of the
New York Democratic Convention constitute
tbe topic of general conversation here to-day,
with discussions and speculations as to tbe
future chances, etc. Though there has been
considerable effort to get up a show of enthu
siasm, Btlll there Is an evident undercurrent of
deep disappointment, which prevails through
out the entire Democratic ranks.
The nomination of Seymour nor Blair was
not anticipated nor desired. Ilenoe, when the
announcements were made of their being
selected tbey fell flat, produolng not even a
faint hurrah. Some powder bought, to rejoice
over Pendleton's nomination In a grand salute
was exploded last night, but It burnt badly,
and made a dull, heavy sound. The disap
pointment at Pendleton's defeat Is universal,
whilst Blair's nomination gives a positive dis
satisfaction. Some strong Democrats were hoard, sul
lenly exclaiming, "we're sold out;" "we're
beaten now with such a load of broken-dowa
politicians;" "the Blalrs cannot be trusted, and
Seymour Is played out;" "there Is too much
Yankee in one, and not enough of chivalry lu
the other.' '
The Gazette, which vehemently supported
Pendleton, groans at Us defeat, and coldly
turns without a choice to tbe support of the
nominees. The Sim seems fully satisfied. Tuo
American thinks if Grant cannot beat this
ticket there is no use In trying again. The
Commercial, which urged Chase and Johnson,
Is also down In the mouth. The German Carres,
pondent takes whatever is given It. The
Wecker thinks the Republicans now have an
easy triumph.
I find all Union men and supporters of Grant
and Colfux well satisfied In the belief of Its
being a very weak ticket.
Several members of the Convention arrived
here en route homeward.
Wade Hampton and Governor Vance are to
address their Democratic friends here to-night,
or as soon as possible. Some of the conserva
tives begin to think there are too many fire
eating Rebels getting Into the wigwam for
entire safety.
The soldier and sailor friends of Hancock are
sorely disappointed, and assert the real "boy
In blue" whom they can best trust and most
consistently vote for is General Grant. They
prefer fighting on this line; and a salute Is an
nounced for to-night lu order to use the pow
der bought to thunder for Pendleton.
The Union party Is In fine spirits, and deter
mined henceforward to pitch In. They feel
confident of eventual success, and will organ
ize for a regular Vlcksburg or Appotomax vic
tory. The cardinal principle with them Is that
tbe national gratitude Is due to Us second
William Johnson, an old well-knowncitlzen,
died yesterday.
The weather is cloudy, and Is threatening rain
The Pottsville Alining Troubles.
Special Despatch to the Evening Telegraph.
Pottsville, July 10. Every moment brings
intelligence tf tbe spreading of the strike
among the miners. The aflir appears well
organized, but as yet there has been no dis
turbance. This morning the rolling mills about
Tamaqua were visited by the miners, and the
workmen compelled to cease operations. It is
said tbat there is no sympathy between the
Iron men and tbe miners, yet no sooner do the
coal strikers visit a mill than the men turn
out. The Iron masters will suffer considerably,
and are alarmed. This morning the rlotors
visited the laboring men on the railroad, above
Pottsville, and drove them away. There Is oon
slderable excitement among tbe people,
I am in receipt of Information wo ion points
to to-morrow nlgbt as the culminating point of
the strike. The St. Clair Iron works, owned by
James Langean, ne of tbe most extensive fur
naces In Schuylkill county, has been ordered
by the strikers to advance the wages of Its
men or blow off.
Mr. Lanegan declines acieedlng to this re
quest, and the Marshal of the county has en
rolled a company to assist bloa In preserving
order. Arms have been ordered, and It is pro
bable tbat, should tbe miners persevere In their
demands, there will be blood shed.
An excursion of gentlemen wbo were going
on a tour through the coal regions has been
prevented from starling owlug to the threaten-
it ".HUwJ? villi? Jitters, "
How the Nominations were Kecelved
Chicago, July 9 On receipt of tbe nomina
tion of Horatio Seymour, a salute of one hun
dred gnns was fired, and another salute wUl be
fired this morning.
Tbe nominations do not appear to create
much enthusiasm. A ratification meeting will
be beld some time next week. Time not
Louisville, July 0. The largest and most
enthusiastic meeting ever beld in Louisville
took place to-night In front of the.ournaiofnoe,
to ratify tbe nomlnatlousof Heytnouraud Blair.
Ten thousand persons were present; addresses
were made by Colonel H. M. Uniee, ex-Uovernor
Thomas K. Bramlett, George 1 Prentice, Hon.
J. Hon Price, and others. Music was dis
coursed ly several bands, bonfires blazed, and
rockets were fired, adding to tne general en
thusiasm. Cincinnati, July 9. Immediately on the re
ceipt of tbe news of the nomination at New
York, Mr. Pendleton telegraphed Mr. Sey
mour his congratulations, and proffered hi 111
bin earnest and active support In the coming
To-D'i tluotatloBS.
fly Atlantic Cable.
London, July 10 A. M. Consols for
both money Bnd account. United Stales Flve
twentlfs, 73(g)73U. trie, ioji. Illinois Cen
tra, lolJiJ.
Prank fort. July 10 A. M. United States
Five-twenties. 77;X'77.
Liverpool, JuiylU A. M Cotton Sales of
tbe week 71.0C0 bales, ot which 10.000 were for
export and 9U00 for speculation. Stock on band
68'.',l00 bales, of whlou K41 000 are American. Tue
market this morning Is quint, and the sales of
tbe day will probably not exceed 9000 bales.
Breadstufls steady. Lard Hi. Other articles
Pa his, July 10 A. M. The decrease of bullion
In tbe Bank ot Prance is ll.OOO.OOOf.
London, July 10 P M Five-twenties, 73.
Liverpool, July 10 P. M. Cotton dull; sales
of 10,000 bales. Yarns aud fabrics at Manchester
quiet. Stock of Cotton afloat bound to this port
712.000 bales, of which ib 000 bales are American.
Bed W beat lis. lOd. Oais 3i. 7d. Peas steady.
Corn 30s. 6d. Barley 5s. Lard 6:1s. 01.
Antwkhp, July 10 P. M. Petroleum, KSf.
Destruction of the Palace Varieties in
Cincinnati, July 10. The Palace Varieties
an old place of amusement, situated on Vine
street, between Fourth and Fifth, was de
stroyed by fire to-night. The place was owned
by Thomas Emery & Sons, whose loss is 120.000.
Tbe fire caught from a sealing-wax manufac
tory In the rear, which was also destroyed.
Amount of insurance $8000, principally in Cin
cinnati companies.
IJeecher Tor Grant.
Boston, July 10. The -ddt'e-fiacrof this morn
ing contains a letter from Henry Ward Beeoher
In whloh he emphatically contradicts a report
that he was la favor of Judge Chase for the Pre
sidency. He says be favored Grant from tbe
first, and compares him to Washington.
The Philadelphia Excursionists.
Annapolis, July 10. The schooner Ellen A.
Kichardson, with a parly of Philadelphia ex
cursionists on board, arrived here last night.
Ha Olv tola Ideas h the latermatloaal
italattoaa of Kaglasd d Auilca.
From London, June 27th, tbe Mew York:
Jler aid's coriespondent writes as follows:
lam authorized to state that the Prinoeof
Wales made some very important semi olliclal
declarations previous to the levee wuioh he
held at St. James' Palace yesterday, by om
aiBDd of the liueen in regard to tue American,
policy of the tirillsb Cloven meut.
Tbe occasion was an interview granted by the
Prince to Blerstaut, the Amerloau painter, at
which Colonel Hauderson, late of tne United
Stales Army, was also preseut. In the Inspec
tion and commendation of Mr. Biers tad t's new
pictures the Prince of Wales was Joiued by tbe
Princess Louise, wbo happened to visit Marl
borough House while the interview was in
prog 1 ess,
Belerring to the acoount of the preparations
for another Fenian invasion of Canad t, the
Prince ot Wales said: '! nope that tue Uuited
Stales Government will be sincere enough to
persevere in lis form r podcy lu regard to those
Fenians who attempt to luvutte Uauada. We
know that tbe Amerlcau PresiddUtlal elections
ere imminent, aud it is said by some persons
that the politicians will be greatly iuiluonoed
by tbe Irish votes.
"We hope, however, tbat the Instincts of inter
national Justice will ue sufficient to override
mere political considerations, aud that such an
outrageous violation of the comity of nations
as a permitted incursion of armed bands Into
Canada will be prevented by ihe United States ,
authorities, who have always suown them
selves most prompt In tueir observances of
tiealy obligations.
"A war between England and America," his
royal Highness ndUeo, ' would be abhorrent to
every principle of Christianity and humanity,
and I may say that such a war cau never oooui
In lt9 ordinary, couiseof events. But while
such claims as those In regard to the Alabama
are pending It would, of course, be an
act of foliy to allow such breaohes of
treaty as an invasion of Canada, since, on the
score of damages alone, the Brilisn Govern
ment would be able to make reclamations whloh
would more than counterbalance eveu tne Ala
bama claims. The United Stales and England
are ended by too many bun Is to make war pos
sible; but for myself 1 amanxlous to bave every
point in dispute amicably settled, aud tbe two
countries may then become one In policy, as
they already are, I firmly believe, In sentiment
and origin."
Tbe Prince of Wales spoke wltb the greatest
possible earnestness, and wltu much animation
and even eloqueuce.
Ttie weather UeUg a little uiuru pleaaaul to-day, (lie
Court was pretty Well liUed.
H.uiiiHi Johnson plead mi lty to t lie cbarge of enter
I11K a owelllug lu Urxeu streei,, who Intent lu steal.
Tli officer who arrested lii'U tt, tiled to laving
fouud hlui In llie premise, ile bad pried bis way to
tbrough a window ,
i'reuerlck taw wus charged with having cemmlt
ted an assault and battery, I'lie prosecutor ouw lea ti
tled tnat he could nut id-iulty m r. 1 a oue of tne
parly who bxathuj; tbat tne witnea who said tie saw
i,w assault lilm ud o.oudc'd. iuejuy readerod
a verdict ol ftriulu..
George Coil u thargMJ wltb stealing eight baga
telle balls from Willi .111 illy ' ni 'est lied
tnat I oil beluf onlie to uispo.e of toe elgut bails as
au luipeiftctset. t.sed bun. me witness, ij steal two
more 5or blm. Wlieu arrested leu b li.ard bAtls were
found ouou bim. Vcolct gul ly.
Cieurte Brotutdy wan omivicted or committing an
asnault Dd battery ou OlUcer Tnomosou. wuo trie I
10 arrest turn lor diord-rlir conduct. He lore the
offlcer't cravat aud otlieiwise maltreated him.
Ctiurlai A. Merrill was barged wltu opeu lewdneu.
Borne girls Uslifled to be prisoner bavlug exposed
bis person from tlie cellar ufau uullmslied nuildloK,
where tliey went to gamer wood. One of tlirt girls
threw a brick aud struck uim on the bean. Tae de
tente was mat the prisoner was a no.l-carrler, work
lug ou the building, a d that be bad gone Into the
wa'er-closet lu llie cellar. Uwaias he wat Ihsviuk
tbe watfr-closev that the glr saw blm. Ampie tes
timony was ellert-d that, under the circumstances,
tneie was no lewdness intended. Verdict uol guilty.
Michael Buckley, charged wHIi cuniuillllug ao ae
auil and bat iry upou doloh w luckier, w ac
quitted, the prosecutor not apnearlnif.
William Pollock wa 01 a'grd hf Mrs. Ju'la Bailor
with kct plug a ferocious dog. Mrs. Bauer tesllnd to
bavlng beeu bitten iuor than once br the do, which
animal had also torn some h-r cl ithe Botu par
tiFs lived m ooulh street Mrs. Bauer said thai when
tbe dog bit tier the weut to ma doctor, wbo told ber
m put some 01 tbe dog s ha'r upon tne wound, which
was thereby cooalderahiy Improved. Mr. Bauer con
tinued ail nils, and the P"cu larltr 01 the way lu
wblcb he gave bie tea lm.ny created considerable
merriment In Court. Prom his dnso'lpHoii '
slxe of the animal, It wuuld appear to be elephantine.
Another wlie. however. u-stlHed that Mr. i Jl
lock'sdog waa only a inten-pound puo," in tue
tiarlani-a of th dog rlug A ooluor said It wit only a
'middling" iiwd drg Tbe drlense proved conc u
ively by lb neighbors that the dog la nut naturally
leioclotuoue. Tue Jary relurueJ a verd.cl of sol
The'case of F.dward WalWo. charged with seduction
nnoer promise el marriage, was noxl called up, Un
der trial

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