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Pier. 1st. L. H. CHANDLER, of Norfolk City.
•• 2nd. TRAVIS H. EPES, of Nottoway,
•• ltd. THOMAS BRLCE, of Halifax.
“ 4 th. JOHN T. THORNTON, of P. Edward.
“ ith. JAMES F. JOHNSON, of Bedford.
•• cut. MARMADCKE JOHNSON, of Richmond.
« 7th. LEMl'EL J. BOWDEN, of Williamsburg.
*• 8th. JOSEPH CHRISTIAN, of Middlesex.
•• <*th. B. H. SHACKELFORD, of Fau>iuier.
•• loth. ANDREW K. KENNEDY, of Jeflerwn
« 11th. FRANCIS T. ANDERSON, of RockbridgeT
• 12th. W. R. STAPLES, of Montgomery.
« 1 .ill. WALTER PRESTON, ol Washington.
“ 14th. J. J. JACKSON, Jr., of Wood.
“ isth. a. b. caldwell, of Ohio.
The It*-,iiIt of the Kentucky Ele. tlo«—Mrwck
iwrldgc Out ot the King !
There has seldom been so decisive an election result
iu any State as that which it announced from Kentucky.
And the distinct issue wss, whether Kentucky is in favor
ol Breckinridge for President in the oresent juncture. Il
be such'the sentiment of Kentucky, the home of Breckiu
ridge, what heavy msjontiew will the other conservative
Southern Staten pronounce against him * An observed by
the St. Louis .Veins, the result of the recent election in Kef.
tnckv, is simply astounding to that portion of the Demo
crane parti of the l otted States of which John C. Breck
inridge aud Joseph l.xneare the candidates (or President
and Vice President. It has been confidently believed and
•Isays assumed by the Diends of those geutlemcn that the
South would present a united front in their favor, and
bear them so uear the goal of success that a small share
of good luck in winning here and there a Northern Stale
OrTUlU lUlkC UllIU .lUVVmwi
Kentucky being not’ooly a Southern State, but a Dem
ocratic State, andjbeing also Mr. Breckinridge's home,
wh-*re be wy supposed to possess unbounded popularity
no doubt was ever eutertaiced by hie triends, but that he
would be able to carry Kentucky by a sure and sweeping
ta tmph. But see the result ’ How uncertain are all
calc ilstions ’used on ductuating American politics! So
far from the Breckinridge forces being able to control
Kentucky, the chosen friend and candidate of the Brack
iurij -e iuterest, has just been overwhelmed by a majori
ty of .0,000 votes. So crushing a defeat of political
hop's has seldom been witnessed since the beginning of
the Government. And it Is a defeat for which there is
no etplanaiion by reason of side issues, and from which
there can he no recovery. The coutest was made to turn
erarrwhere in the State on the proposition to make John
C. Breckinridge President. Mr. McClarty, the Breckin
ridge candidate, at whose nomination, by a regular State
Convention. Mr. Breckinridge himself was present and
advising, was personally popular and acceptable. A v Me
lor Mr. McClarty was considered a rote for Breckinridge
to he President. while a vote against him indicated the
unalterable hostility of the citizen giving it, to the Breck
inridge and Lane ticket. And the count stands tto.iNwi
in ijority against Breckinridge and Lane in Kentucky—
::.i k«» majority in favor of Bell aud Kverett in Breckin
ridge's own state *
Kentucky was t Democratic State in her more rec< nt
e'lvuons by tti.iww> majority. And if such be the un
toward result in that Stale, what better can be looked
for in any ptrt of the South? Looking over the field
impartially, we do not hesitate to say that in our opin
ion, the ticket of Breckioridge and Line will not carry
a *iii?le State, except the State of South Carolina
Tae Bell and Kierett ticket will carry all the
rest. It Douglas should obtain the vote of Pennsylva
nia, of which there is some prospect if the opposition o
the Republican party unite, then Douglas, and sc t
Breckinridge, would go into the House as oue of tl e
t brae from whom the President should be chosen.
This is a calamitous conclusion to the recent high
hopes of the Southern Deatocrac v, and all the effect of the
election in Kentucky. It i-- not at all unlikely, as Dor g
las and Breckinridge alternate! r see their prospects
blj 'ite.l, that they shall consent with all their forces
to unite on Bill and Kverett, a wise, a safe, a national,
a conservative ticket, to save the I’niou and give peace
to a vexed and distracted couotrv.
Mrecklnrldge’e K now-Mollil wglwaw.
As the Louisville Journal observes, some of Mr. Brack
insidge's organs are very indignant at their leader's being
called a Know-Nothing. Indeed they needn't be, for he
no’ only goes with the Know Nothing's but actually goes
beyond them in respect to the very nuttier which is con
stantlv urged as the greatest of their iniquities. And it
is a verv easy thing to ahow ibis.
It was -mid that the Know-Nothings adopted the prin
ciple of not voting for Roman Catholic# as caudiilates
for ciTil oocMi guty unatrrioo* w proacnoe iroui oi
lice no ‘.lb«r sect than the Catholics, and their reason for
proscribing them was that the Catholics were believed to
regard themselves as owing a higher allegiance to the au
thority ol the Pope than to the authority of the Ameri
cau Constitution. But John C. Breckinridge would dis
criminate at the polls not only against the believers in
the divine authority of the Pope but against all existing
religious sects except hie own. He said in bis speech at
• Cyntbiaca, as reported by his own political organs and
never disclaimed or denied, that he would vote for a man
agreeing with him in religious sentiments rather than (or
another. Being' himself a Presbyterian, he would not
only discriminate against the Catholics as the regular
K u nw- Nothings did, but against Episcopalians, Baptists,
and Methodist*. He would avowedly, “other things being
equal,” till all the cilices in the land with Presbyterians
When Mr. Breckinridge's friends bear him called a
Know Nothing, let them feel exceedingly grateful at his
being let off so. x
A Douglas Antanaeat.
The HunDville I Ala.) AJroeati, a warm Douglas |*per,
thus quotes Scripture and Paradise Lost upon the Breck
inridge folks:
“ The First Secession occurred in II aven. Satan dis
natiatied with being the third in rank there, seduced OM
vuian of the angelic host from their allegiance. The
Two-ratane remained firm to the Most High, adhered to
ths true standard and rallied to his support. The celes
tial battle was (ought to decide who should rule, Satan
and iiSI-thied, or the Moet High and Two-rmaiM. Mil
ton tells ne the Great Srcedvr
. Trust'd to ha" 'mull'd Uw M.mt Uigh,
I Mi' arid, with amlrit.uui aim
A«alttat lh' l hr "O' aoj aosian-hv of So.1,
ttais'U lajiiuui o ar In B«ov*a, an.l baul« prowil,
MTUh vain ati'oqii- Him the almighty pow"
Burl'll hra-Uoiw earning bom the eih-r-al sty,
With hideous ruin and roaahuatlnti. decii
To betiomlaas pOTuithia
Such was the result of the first secession, and it was
^e last one there.
Hevession took place at Charleston, and osg-TBian se
C«de-i at Baltimore, while Two-raiai*- remained faithful
to the principles and old standard ot the pxrty. They
wanted to rule the majority. They drew off in hostile
arrer. They have selected their own Chiefs, and uow
seek to subject the two-thirds who were faithful. The
contest is now raging. The almighty power of the PEO
PLE has to decide which ptrty, the one third or the two
thirds, shall be hurled to the bottomless pit—the bottom
lee perdilioo. As ihe Seceders were served in Heaven
eo they will be on earth io November next”
That is pretty tart upon the Yancey-Breckinridgers —
Wonder if they will profit by the Scripture fact whk-b
the .{Jewels rec*U to their memories, by ceaetng their
rebellion and taking Breckinridge from the field!
Youug VIau’a Deli uad Bvi-rett Club.
See the numerously Signed call, published in our to
dny’s issue, for a meeting of the Young Men at the African
Cbureh on Monday night, for the purpose of organiaiog
a Bell and Everett Club. We hope every young Whig
and American in the city'will make it a pxiat to attend
ths meeting next Monday evening. L* it be a gather
jag, both as to numbers and enthusiasm, lik: unto those
of 1M0 sad 1*44. L#4 the young men orginixe tho
jonghly, get !• work is earnest, and carry the city by
fbe largeet majority ever given for our can dilates.
Breckinridge on SyuUer4eT«rel(Htr>
In bis -peech at the Tippecanoe battle-ground in 1856.
Mr. Breckinridge said:
“ To create Dili unnatural prrj jdioe it had been charg
ed that it was the design of the South to be aggressive
upon the North, to wee ths Federal power of the Ooeern•
went to propagate slavery. This was not true. To
whatever *xtent he might be authorized to speak for the
Southern State*, he pronounced it untrue. HE WAS
connected with one that opposed '.he fret expression of
NEW' CUMMIN ITIKS upon THIS and all other DOMES
TIC QUESTIONS. The principle of the Ktnsas St
braska hill mis that of LEAVING TOE PEOPLE OK
THE TERRITORIES free to say for themselves whether
they should hate slavery or not. He was iu Congress
when the Kansaa-Nebraska bill became a law, and if it
had proscribed the North he would not have voted for it.
Had it proscribed the South he would not have sanction
ed it."
*- fbe Democratic party, la endorwing the principles of
the Kansas-Nebrsska bill, had from its vert nature to
take that position. It was not a PRO-SLAVERY’ PAR
TY nor an anD-slaverr party, hot a Constitutional party.
“ The Democratic party had not now undertaken to
legislate slavery into the TERRITORIES, no more than
it did when New Mezico and Utah were made TERRI
TORIES—the same principles govern iu both; that of
leaving the PEOPLE thereof PERFECTLY FRKF. TO ES
“ The PEOPLE of the Territories, under the Kanaaa
Nebraska act, have the full right to establish or i-boiubit
slavery, JUST AS A STATE WOULD, which principle is
as old as Republican Government itself.”
“The speaker had heard it charged that the fifteen
-lave States were conspiring to obtain entire possession
of Die general government with a view to bring its pow
er to bear, to extend and perpetuate their “peculiar iu
srituuona." GeuDemon there has been no such an at
RY, nor with any to prevent t ie people of a State or
Territory from deciding the yawliim of it* existsnet or
non-existence with them for themselves.''
Certainly, Douglas himself has never gone further in
approval of the odious doctrine of Squatter-Sovereign
ty. Breckinridge goes even further, and declares that
he “belongs to no party that has for its object the ex
tension of slavery."
What a tremendous Southern Rights candidate poor
Breckinridge is ’ Have not the Y’anceyites caught a
.Hr. Bell's Bepudlwtioa of "Squatter Sove
The following extracts Irom the speech of Mr. Bill,
delivered in the Senate on the 24th and 23th of May,
1834, proves conclusively that his record is not tainted
with the dangerous heresy of Squatter Sovereignty, and
that he occupies wbat may be termed Southern ground
ia reference to the toleration or prohibition of slavery
in the Territories. The only constitutional manner in
which this question can be settled is indicated by the
declaration ol Mr. Bti.i, “that the people of a Territory,
wiikx TtixY real to vosm thus stats cosstiti tios,
AND THEN ONLY’, were (are) guahtied to establish
their dosnestic institutions !
We quote Mr. Bell:
“ As to the principle of ‘Squatter Sovereignty,’ I wish
further to say, that in the late contest between General
Taylor and the honorable and distinguished Senator
from Michigan, [Gen. Cass, J it was distinctly brought
forward as an t-sue before the people of Tennessee. *
South generally, they [the people of Tennessee] repudi
ated the idea, that a handful, or any number of inhabit
ants, in a Territory of the United States, should have
the power granted to them by Congress of regulating
their domestic institutions, aud at their discretion, to
deny to ifco citizens of oue section of the Union the
power to enjoy his right of property in slaves. We
were not prepared to reverse and set aside the previous
ly established practice and doctrines of the (ioverument,
from 1789 to that time. We could see uo peace, uo
j\net, uo end of agitation that was to result from such a
course. We thought that if a territorial Legislature
should; in one or two years, establish or abolish slavery,
the agitation of the xprealion of sir very would still go on.
We, in Tennessee, at that time believed we were advoca
ting principles and doctrines on this subject approved in
all the Southern States. The principle then contended
for was that the people of a Territory, i'hen then came
to form their State Constitution, axo rnrx oxl’v, were
j la.died to establish their domestic institutions."
This is a Constitutional view of the matter, and Mr.
Bell contends that—
"The Constitution, proprio vioori, the Hag of the
Uuioo, protects the citizen in the enjoyment of his rights
of property of every description, recognized as such in
any of the States, on evert sea, aud iu every Territory
of the Union."
Who wants better Poorzcrtox to slave property than
the protection pointed out in the above extracts?
Lincoln Wore Conservative than Dooulrxa.
The ground taken by many ol the Breckinridge men
is, that Lincoln is more conservative than Douglas.—
Judge Petti’, oue of the “Did Public FunctionaryV>
footmen iu Indiana, has written a letter against Dotaias
and it has been printed. We make an extract from it.—
H • says ■—“ The truth is, there is no regular nominee of
the Democratic pvrty in the field, and cve’V Democrat is
a’ liberty to vote for whom he pleases, without violating
pvrty usages or party faith. 1 prefer BRst'kixaimiE and
Laxi, because their political faith aud platform are mine.
It u said that this policy will elect Lincoln. Let it he
so, rather than that Douglas should succeed. / helitee
that l.ineoln is n more eonsrrvatiee and sounder nation
al ‘sun than Douglas, and that less danger to the Union,
awl to its j' arts, Forth and South, is to he feared Ay the
election of the former than of the latter."
The footman is not so cautious as the master. Wc
have not thu least doubt but that Mr. Bithara.x, also,
would rather sec Lixcol.x than Dicolas succeed to the
Presidential Chair; but he is too cunning to say so.—
Perm, on the other hand blabs, and betrays the real de
aires of those whom he serves. He echoes his master in
saying "there is no regular nominee of the Democratic
partv in the field, and every Democrat is at liberty to
vote for whom he pleases without violating party usages
or party faith;" yet he knows that there are thousands of
Democrats who happen to hold office under the adminis
tration who are no! at liberty to vote for whom they
please; but must obey the cohorts of the President.
The New “. leans Bee seems to be no admirer of plat
forms, more particularly those of Democratic construc
tion. The fact is, their platforms,for a number of years
pist, have been composed of India rubber, so that they
could be stretched, and distorted any way to accomtno
date sections and circumstance*. The following extract
ia true in every particular:
Platform* forsooth ! One of the earliest exhibitions
of these political gull trap* was made in 1840 when he
Van Buret) Couveutioo adopted a series of resolutions
on the subject of slavery, cou-lruc ed with such an ex
quisite obscurity as to bear almost any meaning which
might be affixed to them. This precedent was followed
faithfully by the Democracy in 1844, '48. ’52 and '58 —
generally with considerable -access. On the last occa
sion the programme of principle* known as the Cinciu
u*li platform embodied the then grand Democratic tenet
of non-intervention. Buchanan, Breckinridge, and the
entire embattled army of Democratic leaders accepted it
with joy aud exultation as the very Shibboleth of the
pirty. Non-intervention was the watch word, and non
intervention carried the day. North of the I’otomac it
was made to signify something by no means particularly
favorable to slavery; South of that river it was the very
quin lessee nee of Southern doctrine. Well, it played its
part, and what followed ? When noo-iutervention had
carried Old Buck to the White Mouse, that perfidious
aud faithless old gentlemen turned his back upon the
principle. So did most of the Southern politicians.—
Toe platform was not extensive enough for their purpo
ses, or rather interpretation was too narrow. According
to them it involved something previously undreamed
of—nothing less than a Congressional slave code for the
Territories. A large division of the party, however, ad
hered staunchly to the original and universally recog
nised signification of the platform. Hence the Charles
ton feud and Baltimore split.
Aud to corroborate the views of the Bee we anuex
the opinions of two distinguished chieftains:
Kx-Governor bumpkin, of Ga., in a recent letter,
“Platforms of Conventions are nothing but humbugs,
and our beat aud most patriotic men stand little or no
chance for nomination at present.”
Hon. Jeff Davis says :
“The fact ia I have a declining respect for platforms.
/ teoulj turner hate an hornet man on any tort of a ric
kety platform you could cunt tract, than to Kact a man
/ could not bruit oh the belt platform that could be
Still the “Breckinridge fragment” spreads itself upon
a Southern (Sectional) platform I
Jledlcsl College at Virginia.
We have been favored with a copy of the Catalogue
of this Institution, for the session of 1859—’ft*>, from which
it sppears that the uumber of students, (iucludingof
ourae the seceders from Philadelphia,) was 218, and of
graduates 32.
From the announcement of the next course* of Lec
ture* which accompanies the Catalogue, it is evident that
the College will in future hold out greatly iucreased at
traction* to the Medical Students of Virginia and the
South. The liberality so wisely bestowed by the last
legislature, in the appropriation of Thirty Thousand
Dollars, bid* fair to yield important fruits. This sum ia
uow being expended in the manner best calculated to en
large and perfect the meant of instruction at the com
mand of tba Faculty. Extensive additions have been
made to the chemical apparatus, barge purchases of
models, ias’ru 'iatits, Ac., have been made in this couu*
try, and order* here been -eat to Europe for inch •§ can
not be procured in ths United States. A fine series of
Anatomical drawings on a large seals, ia being executed
by an accomplished artist. In hoe. no effort appears to
b* spared to i«der the meant of dtmomtration, (to io
dispensable as aid to successful '.oral fetching,) as com
plete aud perfect as possible.
Meanwhile, a large number of workmen are employed
in the repairs and improvement of the College building,
and in tbe erection of the new Hospital contiguous to It
The Utter will be a large and handsome building, well
adapted for its purposes, and will no doubt, by extend
ing the facilities ror the practical study of disease, con
tribute in no sm .ll degree to the prosperity of the Col
lege- ___
Ulil lints on Breckinridge.
Observe what that vile old Abolitionist, Joshua R. Hid.
dings of Ohio, says of Breckinridge. He says, "As re
gards the two Democratic candidates, I prefer Breckin
ridge, because ho is not aa much committed to slavery
as Douglas is. Douglas is a ilaoeho/Jtr, and Breckin
ridge la not, and therefore l prtftr him.”
Nearly all the Abolitionists at the North Vecm to pre
fer Breckinridge to any other candidate in the field ex
cept Lincoln. And they are working the wires beauti
fully for Breckinridge inwall the Northern Slates.
|Special Correspondence.]
August 16th, 1860. (
The delegates to the State Convention of the Douglas
wing of tbe Democratic party of Virginia, assembled to
day, in the Artillery Armory—a capacious building for
merly used as the depot of the Ceutral railroad. The
room was crowded with delegates and spectators.
At 1 i o'clock, the convention was called to order by
Mr. Samuel Cootes, ol Rockingham, on whoee motion,
Col. George Baylor, of Staunton, was appointed tempo
rary chairman.
Col. Baylor, on taking tbe chair,expressed his apprecia
tion of tbe honor conferred upon him,on being called upon
to preside, temporarily, over a meeting of the Democracy
of Virgiuia who approve of and eudonie the nominatiou
by the National Democratic Convention, at Baltimore,
vii: Stephen A. Douglas and Herscbcl V. Johnson. (Ap
plause.) Tbe object of this convention is, he said, to take
into consideration the present condition of tbe Democrat
ic party. He hoped that the convention would be guided
by moderation and deliberation, and with an eve single
to the best interests of the Democratic parly in this State
and all the States, as well as with a purpose to promote
the success of the party, and ensure the preservation of
the Union. (Applause.)
On motion ot Dr. Motfitt, of Rockingham, Mr. Harvey
Wartmann. of the Roekiugham Register, Mr. Yost, of
the Staunton Vindicator, Mr. Gillock, of the Lexington
Star, Dr. Hopkins, of the Fincaslie Democrat aud Mr.
George M. Cochran, of Staunton, were appointed tempo
rary Secretaries.
Mr. Brent, of Alexandria, moved that a committee of
fifteen be appointed to report the names of permanent
olheere of the convention. The motion was agreed to,
and the chairman appointed ;
G. W. Brent, Alexandria; Alfred M. Barbour, Jeffer
son; F. Smyth, Marion; B. Majors, Halifax; -Free
man, Sussex; J. B. Dorman, Rockbridge; J. G. Mob-,
Richmond; L. D. Hopkins, Botetourt; J. D. Wilson, Isle
of Wight; C. J. Stuart, Doddridge; G. II. C. Rowe,
Spottetlrauia; T. S. Yancey, Roekiugham; A. Koiuer,
Augusta, and Tbos. W allace, Petersburg.
On motion of Mr. Barbour, it was resolved that when
tbe convention adjourns it will adjourn until 4 o'clock
P. M.
Mr. R. R. Collier, of Petersburg arose and said that he
considered this body to be a convention of the people,
as contradistinguished from a convention of the politi
cians aud office holders of the couutry. (Loud applause.)
Hi- had mixed in a little with the people since the failure
of the Charleston Convention to make a nomination, and
thought that he Lad found a want of information as to
tbe record of ono of the candidates whose name had been
presented for the suffrages of the people, aud though tbe
motion he was about to make was unusual, be believed
that he was justified by the circumstances in submitting
be appointed to prepare an address to the Democracy ot
the State, iu which an exposition of the condition of the
party might be presented—the committee to report at an
early hour in the afternoon.
Col. J. E. Harmau, aud others suggested that this mo
tion should be submitted at the afternoon session, and it
was accordingly withdrawn.
On motion, the convention then adjourned, or rather
resolved itself into a mass meeting, and called upon Mr.
Uo. Wallace, of Petersburg, tor a speech.
Mr. Wallace responded by saying that it was with pro
found satisfaction he arose to address a meeting ot the
people who had raised their arm against the baud of pol
iticians which was striving to crush one man, and that
min one who had always stood up for Southern rights.
Ue cordially united with them iu tueirascriptiouof praise
to that true-hearted and lion-hearted patriot aud states
man—Stephen A. Douglas. (Applause.) This day, said
Mr. W., has inaugurated an era iu the history ot the Dem
ocratic party ot Viigmia. Although your two Senators
are arrayed against you, two of '.he journals ot the me
tropolis have taken a similar position, and twenty-five of
the delegates to tbe National Convention have deserted
the Democratic party—a party which has ever been the
bulwark of our national liberties. You are here to-day to
luaugurate au era which will prove that the Democratic
party, North and South, whatever the politicians ol eith
er section may say or do, is atill united in a common pur
pose to preserve the libertiesot the country. (Applause.)
Mr. Wallace closed with the remark that although the
Breckinridge party is now in the ascendancy, it will be
seen before November that the little cloud which is now
uo larger than a man’s baud will expaud until it covers
tbo whole heavens. Thu land will be fertilised, and true
Democrats will be numerous throughout the Bute. (Ap
plause )
Mr. Collier, of Petersburg, was next called on and res
ponded. Alter alluding to the crisis in public afl'airs, he
d -dared that if tbe people would uow fail to support the
i lustrious statesman ol Illinois, who can alone save the
country from the dangers that threaten it, it might be
said of them that they give forth a sign which denoted
that whom God would destroy He lirst makes mad. (Ap
plause ) If they urn their backs now upon Stepheu A.
Douglas, wiio lias douo more lor tbe South; than the peo
ple ol the South ; if they fail to support him with xesl
aad enthusiasm, we may look for tbe approich of that
time when this country shall no longer be blessed with
tbehojoyment of hurnau liberty. (Applau-e.)
Mr. Collier proceeded to vindicate Douglas’ fidelity to
the Sou'h, and declared tha- the cause ol the equality of
the Slate.-, the cause of the I'nion, aud the sacred cause
of Democracy, which Douglas had tailhlully served for
twenty vears, would impel his hearers to go the polls,
and give then votes for the statesman of Illinois.
Messrs. Hoge and Brent were then called upon to
speak, but excused themselves from addressing the mem
bers of the convention at this time. The meeting then
afternoon session.
The Chairman called the convention to order, at four
o'clock. The room was crowded; large accession of
delegates having arrived dunug the recess, including
Messrs. J. B. Stovall, of Halifax, Cbailes Irving, of Pe
tersburg, B. M. DeWiu, of Kiebmoud, Gen. Cox, of
Cheslethcld, and other iotluential Democrat.
permanent organization.
Mr. Brent, from tbe committee ou permanent organiza
tion presented the following report, which was adopted :
Pfiiiltnt—Hon. Henry L. Hopkins, of Peters
Fur I ice PrttiJtnU—las. H. Cox, of Chesterfield;
_Woodro*, of Wheeling; Dr. J. W. Stnluaker,
Greenbrier; Benj. Crawford, Augusta; Dr. Johu II. Dau
tel, Stafford; W. H. B. Custia, Avcotuac; Jas. Uagen,
Monongalia; Johu Wharton, Culpeper; Samuel Cooler.
Rockingham; Tnorn’on Triplett, Alexandria; Edward
Tierney, Jefferson; Dr. Jas. MeD. Taylor, Rockbridge;
Juo. B. Freeman, Sussex; Danl. II. Uoge, Montgomery;
J. I.. Wilson, Isle of Wight; Dr. Rust, Page; J B. Sto
vall, Halifax; C. J. Stewart, Dodridge; Win. Dillard, Sur
rv; Norman Chancellor, Loudoun; J. G. Moss, Rich
Fur Srcrttarif—B. M. DeWilt, Jno. H. Wartmau,
Cnas. Irving, Sami T. Walker, S. M. Zost, S. Gillock,
Geo. M Corcoran, Jr., W m. A. Burke.
• The President was conducted to the chair by Mr. Brent
and Dr. Hopkins, and was received with a round of ap
plause. He then addressed the convention, premising
with the remark that if his own wishes had beeu consulted,
he should have preferred to have avoided the position as
signed to him, but finding the Democratic party threaten
ed with an attempt at disorganization,aud all of its usages
act at defiance,he had deter mined to take any post of duty
which the party might call him to. (Applause.)
Mr. Hopkins then reviewed the history «f the Demo
cratic l>ariy, recalling the successful efforts it has made
in the "expansion of the area of freedom,” and the vic
tories it has achieved over the Opposition. And, now,
he said, there comes athwart our pub this little band of
Disuniouists, reminding him, when he looked back at the
fate of the great parties, of a hymn which an old minis
ter in Goochland was accustomed to recite:
“Hark, from the tomb—-a doleful sound,
My ears do head the cry."
to which might be appropriately .added, in view of the
fate ot the Disunion party :
"Yon living men come stew the ground,
Where you must ehortly die." [Laughter and cheers ]
Mr. H. concluded with an appeal to the members of
the convention to deport themselves with order and
Mr. H. R. Collier of Petersburg, arose and stated that
capital was attempted to be made for Breckinridge, by
the report that the Charlottesville convention had been
called by the Executive Committee of the State and that
this convention had been called by only two members of
the committee. This report is not true. The Charlottes
ville convention was called by six out of fifteen mem
bers of the Executive Committee, anti ibis convention
was called by a resolution adopted at t: meeting in Pe
tersburg ou the Hd July, seconded by the people in their
primary assemblies in other parts of the State.
Mr. Collier then renewed his motion, i-ubmitted at the
morning session, for the appointment of a committee of
fifteen to prepare an address, and procoeded to remark
that he was opposed to a long session, because the con
vention might be annoyed with propositions for a com
promise. There was only one compromise which he
would be willing to agree to, and that is for the adjourn
ment of the Breckinridge Convention, and the formation
of an electoral ticket by this body, to bo supported by
the whole party, and the vote of Virginia to be given lor
Breckinridge, if he should receive a larger electoral vote
in other States than Douglas, and could be elected by the
vote of Virginia. (Applause.)
Dr. Moffct moved that every Democrat present, favor
able to the election of Douglas and Johnson, be request
ed to regie er bis name as a delegate. The motion was
Mr. Wilson, of Isle of Wight, stid that he could not
enrol his name, if he was to be shut off from making an
honorable compromise with the other wing of the Demo
cratic party. He did not come here as a Douglas man,
but os a Democrat, and was willing to receive any fair
proposal* of compromise that might he submitted by the
conventiou at Charlottesville.
Mr. Cfcu. Irving regretted that the question of oonti
promise bad entered into this body. He could'nt see
any hope of a tom promise, except upon the basis of an
abandonment of disorganization by the disorganize™.—
(Applause and cheers.) He came here as a National De
mocrat,and so help him God, be would never compromise
unless the disorganize™ abandon their attemp s to dis
organize the National Democratic party. We are here
pledged to support Douglas and Johnson, and to oppose
the Opposition parties. Both Bell and Breckinridge are
Opposition candidates, and Breckinridge is the worst,
because he is leagued with the Disunionists. (Applause.)
After some further remark* by Metsn. Irving and Wil
son, tbo subject was dropped.
On motion of Mr. Keiley, of Petereburg, the Presi
dent was authorized to send a telegraphic greeting to the
Democracy of New York and Maryland, assembled in
Conveutieu, to-day, informing them that the Democracy
of Virginia were organized in the good work of promo
ting the success of the Democracy of the Union.
Mr. Wade, of Danville, said that he understood a re
porter for the Richmond Whig, was present; and mov
ed that he be allowed to take a seat upon the platform.
A member remarked that the reporter had already been
admitted to that privilege, and tbe motion was with
Mr. Barbour anuounced that Hon. D. McRae, of N. C.,
was in (own, and moved that he be invited to take a seat
aud participate in the deliberations of the convention.
A telegram from Harrisburg was read, announcing the
formation of a "straightout Douglas ticket" in Pennsyl
vania. The announcement was received with applause.
The President announced the committee to prepare an
address, viz: Ro. R. Collier, Petersburg; Geo. W. Brent,
Alexaudris; R D. Wade, Danville; J. B. Stovall, Halifax;
S. H. Moffitt, Rockingham; Jas. H. Cox, Chesterfield; A.
M. Keiley, Petersburg; J. B. Dorman, Rockbridge; D.
H. Hogej Montgomery; J. M. Higgins, Monongalia; B.
M. DeWitt, Richmond; Geo. W. Rust, P«ge: James L.
Wilson, Isle of Wight; A. M. Barbour, Jefferson, and F.
Smith, Marion.
M. Stovall, of Halifax, offered the following resolution,
which was adopted: ...
Knott ed, That a committee of fifteen be appointed tor
the purpose of reporting an electoral ticket, and of re
porting measures for the general organization of tbe
Dr. Moflitt offered thc following as a lupplemental res
olution :
Ketolved, That the delegates from the different electo
ral districts be requested to recommend tbe names of
suitable persous for eleotors to the committee ou general
organization, and that the committee be authorized to
recommend electors in any districts which may not he
represented in the convention.
Mr. Stuart, of Doddridge, opposed the adoption of this
resolution in s speech of some length. He said that tbo
Democracy of bis county were ail united, and that there
is not a Breckinridge man in the county. But they did
not worehip at the shrine of any man. Ho was sorry to
hear from members of this convention that they had no
compromise to offer.
Mr. Collier interposed, with tbe remark that be was
disinclined to a protracted session of the Convention,
but was willing to prolong it to make an; compromise
which would lead to the election ot Douglas and the
perpetuity of the Union. (Applause.)
Mr. Stuart replied that be wished to retard the pro
ceedings of this body until it could be seen whether a
compromise could be effected or not. He was in favor
of holding out the olive branch.
Mr. Humphrey, of Richmond, raised a point of order,
which we did not hear. It was overruled by the Presi
Mr. Stuart said that a majority of the Democrats in
Ritchie, Gilmer, Wood, and other Northwestern counties
in frfvor nl Hreckinridee. not Irotn nrinctnle. but
from policy, because the press of Virginia had espoused
the cause of Breckinridge, and the impression had gone
abroad that a vote for Douglas would be equal to a vote
for Bell. If no compromise is » fleeted, that little party in
Doddridge, uow for Douglas, will support Breckinridge—
not from principle, but lor policy.
Mr. Collier said that be was willing to consider a fair
proposition for compromise, but did not sec any basis
Upon which a (air aud honorable compromise could be
Mr. Stuart was proceeding to reply to Mr. Collier,
wheu he was interrupted by Mr. Irving with a question
ot order, which was that the gentleman had no right to
discuss a question of compromise or no compromise
while a different quesliou was pending.
The President sustained the poiut of order, and in
formed Mr. Stuart that ho must coufiue himself to the
dbcussiou of the resolution.
Mr. Smart yielded the floor to Mr. Wilson, for a mo
tion to adjourn, which was submitted.
Mr. Irvmg said that if the gentleman from Doddridgo
intended to renew his disorganising speech lo-morroiv,
and to advocate the offer of a compromise to the miser
able Convention at Charlottesville, it would be prelert
ble to submit to the infliction uow. lie hoped, there
fore, that the motion to adjourn would be voted down.
The question was put, and the motion was negatived
by an overwhelming majority.
Mr. Stuart then went upon the platform and resunud
his speech, declariug himself in favor of a fair compro
mise with the Breckinridge party.
Mr. Uurley, of Richmond, inquired? ‘*Wbat do you
consider a f/ir compromise ?”
Mr. Stuart’s reply was not distinctly heard by the re
porter, as considerable confusiou prevailed, but the
speaker was understood as saying that the Democracy ot
Doddridge iliilu’t know wbat a fair compromise would
be. The remark excited general merriment. Mr S.
closed by saying that tbc Democracy ot the North
west will rally to Douglas if a compromise ticket is pre
sented , otherwise, they will support Breckinridge lor
Mr. Mefl’r.t’s resolution was then adopted.
Un motion of Mr. Dorman, it was resolved that a com
mittee of fifteen be appointed to prepare resolutions.
Mr. Randolph, of Frederick, read a telegraphic greet
ing from a Convention of national Democrats in Ken
tucky, held at Louisville, ou the 11th inat., asking the
mother Commonwealth to emulate the example of the
daughter, aud expressing the hope that in November,
mother and daughter may unite in maiutaiuiog the Union
aud celebrating its triumph.
A committee to send a response was appointed, and
then, ou motion, the Convention adjourned until eight
o'clock, P. M.
The convention met at 8 o’clock, pursuant to adjourn
The President announced the following commi.tees
under resolutions adopted at the afternoon session ;
Committee to report Electoral Ticket, etc.—Messrs. J.
B. Stovall, Halifax; S. T. Walker, Rockingham; W. H.
B. Custis, Accotuac; Geo. W. Bolting, Petersburg; 8.
Chancellor, Loudon; Geo. W. Rust, Page; 8. D. Hop
kins, Botetourt; F. D. Hill, Frederick; Jos. U. Cox,
Chesterfield; Win. Dillard, Surry; 0. J. Stuart, Doddridge;
F. Smith, Matiou ; Powhatan Bolling, Charlotte ; J. W.
Stalnaker, Greenbrier; W. 0. Crank, Albcrmarle.
Committee oh Keeolulione.—Messrs. J. B. Dorman,
Rockbridge; J.J. Crawford, Dinwiddle; J. A. It. Imho
den, Amelia ; Thos. Wallace, Petersburg; J. B. Freeman,
Sussex; B. Partlock, Norfolk City ; 0. Irving, Pittsylva
nia' S. M./.ost, Augusta; P. B. Moflitt, Shenandoah;
>■ tv i .. ii_. ii ri
Turner, Rappahauock ; 8. W. Venable, Petersburg; T.
Triplett, Alexandria; J. H. Daniel, Stafford.
The couveuiiou was addressed by lion. Duncan McRae,
of North Carolina, and Mr. Charles Irving, of Petersburg.
At 11 o'clock, on motion of Gen. Uaruian, the con
vention adjourned until 11 o'clock A. M. to-morrow.
[Special Correspondence.]
CllAKI.orTKNTlLI.lC, Aug. 16.
At one o’clock to-day the convention called by a ma
jority of the Democratic State Central Committee, to
take counsel touebiug the existing •imbroglio, met in the
Town Hall iu Charlottesville. The buildiug is capable of
accommodating nearly lour hundred persons (exclusive
of the galleries) and was well tilled, lu the galleries
some half a dozen lookers on were seated.
Dr. David Tucker, of the city of Richmond, called the
convention to order, and nominated Hon. Shelton F.
Leake, of Albemarle, as temporary chairman. The
nomination was approved by the Convention.
Mr. Leake proceeded towards the cliair. Before
reaching, the convention was a second time called to
order, this time by Jefferson Randolph, of Albemarle,
who again took the vole on [a morion that Mr. Leake
should preside. The doubly elected chairman then ap
peared on the stage, and addressed the convention as
Mr. L. said that in returning his profound acknowledge
ments to the body for the temporary honor conferred on
him, he would at the outset declare his purpose to use all
the power of bis position to preserve order. He hail no
fears though of tuy diaretisiousin that assembly. What
ever li gh. be the condition of affairs elsewhere, there,
at least, they were a unit—one and indivisible. He trust
ed no ring would occur to embarrass the presiding offi
cer. Claiming to be the representatives of the Demo
cratic party of Virginia, they bad met under extraordina
ry circumstances. It became them to enquire where and
what they were. For himself, he believed the Democra
cy of Virginia and of all the seceding States occupied
the proudest position ever held by any party in the coun
try. They had not stopped to inquire how they might
win a victory, or elect a given man to the Presidency,
but they stood on a principle eternal as the mountains,
and by that principle they would die. They bad given
up the prospect of a certain victory for that principle —
They had sacrificed a man of whom they were proud,be
cause he stood on a false principle. In the great fight for
Southern rights, it was necessary that they should plant
themselves on the principle the; advocated ; it was nec
essary to the dignity as well as the rights of the South.
That his own position might not be misunderstood, be
would say that he regarded the States as equals, and any
one State the equal of all the others. Virginia was the
exclusive judge of her own rights, and of the proper rem
edy for the invasion of those rights. Let those beware
wbo would assail her righu. Those with whom he was
acting stood upou higher and prouder ground lhau they
had ever occupied before. They had fought for, and they
were willing, it necessary, to die by the position they had
taken. They had not only thrown away the chance of
success, but the) had armed their opponents with the po
tent but demagogical cry that they were divided. He
say a solitary word to the friends of Bell and Everett, if
any were present: if we ere ready to sacrifice a man
because ol a difference upon a single question, how is it
possible we can support men with whom we have always
differed on all questions? We preseut to the country
John C. Breckinridge, the Chevalier Bayard of the Union
_a man not only "without fear," but, thank God, also,
“without reproach"—tho nobleat specimen of the crea
tion of the Almighty. He, Mr. Leake, repudiated the
charge that they were for disunion. They were the true
Union party, but they would preeerv* the Union only oa
the principle on which alone it ought to exist—the prin
ciple of perfect equality. An effort was making to cloths
the Territories with power* that the 8tatos do not pas
«es*-State* that ok more than equal* of the Federal go
vernment and may withdraw from the Union at their own
discretion. It was proposed to confer on the first handful
of squatters who enter any of the Territories the power
to exclude the citizens of the sovereign States. That is
the issue tendered, and we accept it There was only one
question of difference with Douglas, but that was broad
and fundamental. Bell was still more objectionable, be
cause be had no pla'form but the Constitution, on which
Abo Lincoln himself stands. (A voice—Profetttt to
stand.) Goverueur Morris, when asked bow he thought
the Federal Constitution would answer the ends for
which it was designed, replied that it depended upon bow
it was construed. Construction, said Mr. L., is everything,
and it depends upon bow the candidates construe the
Constitution, whether they are fit to be supported. He
contended that no mortal power could interfere with the
rights of slaveholders in the Territories. The Federal go
vernment dare not lay its hands on those rights—nor can
any power created by Congress do wbat Congress itself
can not do. The creature cannot be greater than the
creator. He wished it understood, however, that he was
anxious to restore the union of the party, and to that end
he would sacrifice anything but priuciple. He would not
though enter into any arrangement that would compel
him to countenance a doctrine so hostile aud flagrant as
that of Squatter Sovereignty.
Mr. Mason, of King George, moved that Democratic
editors in attendance on the convention be requested to
act as Secretaries.
Gen. Banks, of Madison, moved to amend by making
Jas. Alexander, of the Charlottesville Jrfertonian, Sec
retary, and all other editors assistants. The amendment
was accepted aud the resolution adopted.
Wm. F. Gordon, of Albemaile, moved that a commit
tee of one from each electoral district be appointed to
nominate permanent officers, and recommend the basis
of voting The motion was adopted, and the chair ap
pointed: W.F. Gordon, Jr., of Albemarle,Wdlougby New
ton, of Westmoreland, Sam. Letcher, of Rockbridge,
Sam. Carpenter, of Alleghany, Richard Saunders, of
Wythe, Jas. Dove, of Richmond city, Ben. Bareli, of
Upshur, C. R. Dennis, of Greenbrier, Liwson Eason, of
Alexandria, Jno. Wallaco, of Monongalia, R. H. Vaughn,
of Elizabeth city, Sara. Garland, Jr., of Lynchburg, and
—— Keizer, of Roanoke.
Gen. Banks moved that Hon. Jas. M. Masou, of Fred
erick, be unanimously invited to preside over the con
vention. Several members objected, alleging that such a
course would be contrary to usage.
Mr. Mason said the motion had been made without
consultation with him. He thought the duty should de
volve on some one not In public position.
Gen. Banks felt the force of the suggestion and with
drew the motion.
The convention then took a recess till 4 o’clock.
The convention reassembled and the temporary chair
man took the chair at 4 o'clock.
Mr. Gordon, from the committee on permanent organi
zation, reported the following nominees for offices of the
For President, Wm. M. Ambler, of Louisa.
For Vice Presidents, 8. F. Leake, of Albermarle ; B. F.
Eppes, of Sussex; D. H. Branch, of Petersburg; W. P.
Moseley, of Buckingham ; J. II Watson, of Pittsylvania;
J. A. Jones, of Richmond; G. I). Who, of Acuomac ;
Wm. Hill, of King WilUam ; John S. Barbour, of Culpe
per; Robert Simpson, of Warren; Jas. H. 8kinner, of
Augusta; R. T Dennis, of Greenbrier ; W. H. Cooke, of
Wythe ; Thos. L. Brown, of Kanawha aud John Wal
lace, of Monongalia.
For Secretaries, Nat. Tyler and Wm. Old.
The committee also recommended that fifty members
m3y have tho privilege of demanding a scaled vote, and
that the vote cast in the last Presidential elec ion shall
constitute the basis of voting.
Mr. Pendleton, of Wheeling, moved to strike out fifty
and insert ten. He saftl that from the Western portion
of the State, the great seat of the Democratic strength,
there were not fifty delegates present—and if any qnea
tion should arise ot particular interest to mat portion 01
the State, its delegates would not have the power to avail
themselves of that privilege.
Mr. Hassell thought twenty would be a better number.
He would not allow a captious faction to embarrass the
convention and delay its proceedings by calling for
scaled votes.
Mr. Cooke, of Wythe, bad no fear that Eastern Virgin
ians would lake any advantage of their brethren from
the West. He did iiot fear any diviaion or controversy
among themselves. They had controversy enough, tlod
knew, without creating new ones. They had controver
sy with Black Republicanism, under Lincoln, with Know
Nothingism, under Bell, and with quassi Black Republi
canism, under Douglas. He had seen in their last Con
vention, the will and power of a majority stifled by a few
men, and he would keep it out of ibe power of a few to
repeat tbe outrage. He would, therefore, instead of re
ducing the number recommended by the committee,
move to increase it to one hundred.
The report of the committee was adopted by the con
A committee of three was then appointed to wait on
Mr. Ambler and inform him of his election.
Mr. A. came forward, took bis position on tbe stage,
and addressed the convention as follows:
ur. amulru's ttriRi n.
Gentlemen of the Convention:
In thankiug you, as I do, for tbe honor you have done
me in calling me to presido over your deliberations, 1
congratulate you from my inmost heart, that there is yet
left, in this proud old laud, so much true patriotism—
so much love of couutry, and so much devotion to
principle. There is moral grandeur in the spectacle
presented by your coining forward at ibis crisis,
ready to sacrifice so much that is dear to you to prove
how true you are to tbe institutions ot your couutry.—
Never in all our history—full ns our annals are of deep
devotion—have yon stood in a more noble attitude —
There will be no prouder page in your records than
that which tells of yonr willingness to throw aside
everything for principle. Nothing can make you falter
iu the path of priutiple. Look back thirty years and
sec the beginning of that fierce storm that yet rages iu
the land. The couutry was then divided into two great
parties—into one of which, copiposed largely of men
whose purity no one disputes—step by step, and almost
without being heeded by the masses of the paaty, aboli
tion had pleased its way, until the Whig party at tbe
North became aboiitiouized, and tbe ani-slavcry senti
ment in iu ranks had now cuUiinatcd in tbe nomination
of Lincoln. Democracy at the North was now following
the same downward eouise. They had grav ly
proposed 10 the State of Virginia to vote for a
mau who proposes to deprive Virginia of her equality
with the other States- a mau who is the advocate of
principles, that if carried out would make Virginia ac
knowledge her inferiority. There was moral sublimity
in the act of the people, calling their representatives to
gether, to repudiate this heresy, and to hid adieu to a'l
who advocate it. For himself, his heart felt a de*p
thankfulness to the Giver of all good, at seeing arouud
him ihe evidences of that devotion to principle, that
eharactcrir.es tbe Democracy of Virginia. You are tbe
representatives of that great party, that must stand as a
break-water against tbe black and swelling waves of ab
olitionism. You stand on the broad basis of the con
stitution, that lecognizes the sovereignty of thestites.—
It was time for Virginia to move. It was time for her
to say to the advocates of iquatier-sovereigntv here
must the wave be stayed. He yielded to no man in rev
erence for the great men who have nreceded us. He
would preserve the constitution as the Magi preserved
their sacred fires. Those who thus seek to preserve it
are the true friends of the Union. He hoped that the
action of the convention would tend to restore harmony
in the discordant ranks of the Virgiuia Democracy, ami
to send out a healing influence in other States. Hut, if
their devotion to right shall be disregarded; if their
claims to equality shall lie unheeded, scorned and tram
pi -d on, then he hoped there was nerve euough, and de
votion to truth euough, and love of country enough io
Virginia, to cause their rights to be respected. Again,
thanking the convention lor the honor douc him, ami
begging each member to bear in mind that he shared
with the presiding officer the responsibility of preserving
order, he concluded his remarks.
A letter to the President of the Convention, from Jas.
Lyons, Esq , was read by O. J. Wise, Esq. Mr. Lyons
writes from the White Sulphur Springs, where he wss
detained by indisposition, and gives bis views of present
issues in very emphatic terms; tells how he scorns and
loathes Douglas and Squatter Sovereignty, and cautions
the Convention to beware of corrupt comprises. He
styles Douglas as unprincipled, treacherous and faith
Myers W. Fisher, of Northampton, addressed the Con
vention in opposition to the resolution of the Seceders,
in favor of constructing a railroad to the Pacific. He
denounced the scheme as unconstitutional, contrary to
the resolutions of '98 and '99, demoralizing and destruc
tive, and a source of boundless corruption and profli
gacy, and concluded by offering a resolution dec aring
that the Democracy of Virginia steadfastly refuse to
approve the co-operation of the government in the con
strue ion of such a work.
Ex-Governor Smith, of Fauquier, moved to lay the
resolution on the table, and the Convention so voted by
a decisive majority.
Mr. Fisher subsrquen'iy asked that the resolution
might be referred to the Comini tee on Resolutions.—
The Convention refused to permit; whereupon Mr. F.
exclaimed that Douglas wss entitled to the vote of Vir
Mr. Brown, of Kanaffha, moved the appointment of
a committee to consist of one from eaoh Congresaiontl
district, to prepare a series of resolutions expressive of
the sentiments of the Convention.
Ex-Gov. Smith moved that the delegates to Charleston
and Baltimore be requested to prepare, io the form of a
campaign document, an account of their action in the
National Convention, and explain their reasons for with
Both these resolutions were adopted.
A letter was read from lion John S. Csskie, resign!: g
his position as Elector for the Riclun md District.
cutting orr nxB itr.
Mr. Mason, of King George, offered a resolution pro
viding that all resolutions presented to the body shall be
referred to the Committee on Resolutions, without de
Mr. 0. J. Wise thought such a resolution would hare
the effect of chaining and clogging debate, and he waa
therefore urgently opposed to it.
The resolution was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Nat. Tyler, a committee of one from
each electoral district was ordered to be appointed for the
purpose of preparing and publishing an address to the
people of the State.
Ex-Governor Smith offered the following resolution :
Rttoivtd, That a committee of five be appointed hy
the chair to communicate with tbe^tauntoo Convention
with a view to a settlement of the divisions in the Dem
cratio party of Virginia.
A lengthy and animated debate [a sketch of whieh
ws will give hsreaf er] followed. The lesding object of
Sntlemen who favored the resolution seemed to be to
row upon the Douglss convention the tesponsibility of
rejecting conciliatory overtures. This, it seemed to b«
thought, would materially strengthen the Breckinridge
The resolution was adopted, and the convention ad
journed till to-morrow morning 10 o'clock.
IsniARaroLis, Aug., into.—Tbe Constitutional Union
State Convention met to-day, aud appointed Hon. J. E.
Illyobe, of New Albany, and Hon. W. K. Edwards, of
Terre Haute, electors at large, and a full delegation of
district electors. Ex-Governor Head, of Kentucky was
introduced to tbe Convention, and made an hour aod a
half speech, which was •nthusisstically applauded. Re
solutions endorsing the Baltimore platform and nomina
tions, and opposing fusion or alliance with any other
political organization were unanimously adopted.
Evaesvilli, Ia., Aug., 16.—One hundred guns were
fired here to-day oo the announcement of the formation
of a Bell and Everett Electoral ticket by the Constitution
al Union Convention at Indianapolis. The entbuaiaara ia
Cnicioo, Aug. 15.—A salute of one hundred guna was
fired st half-psst ten last night on the arrival of the train
with the Zouaves. They were met at the depot by Gen.
Swift and staff, and the entire military of tbe city, tbe
Police Department, Turner Soctetiei aud Wide Awakes,
with their torches. A procession was formed and march
ed through the principal streets to tbe Wigwam, where
they were welcomed borne io a brief but eloqent speech
by Hoa. John Wentworth, Mayor. Tbe Zouaves then
marched to the Briggs House, where supper had been
prepared. Speeches laudatory of tbe Zouaves were made
by several genlemen. Tbe festivities were kept up till
a late hour. Several buildiugs along the line of march
of the procession were brilliantly illuminated.
Bell and Bveiett Convention In Georgia.
Milledoekille, Aug. IS.—Tbe Bell ami Everett Con
vention was largely attended ; Gen. Sandford acting as
Electors for the State at Large—B. H. Hill and Judge
For tbe First District—S. B. Spencer.
Second District—Marcellas Douglas.
Third District—L. T. Doval.
Fourth District—W. F. Wright.
Fifth District—J. R. Parrott.
Sixth District—II. P. Bell.
Seventh District—Ira E Dupree.
Eighth District—Lifitte Lamar.
Habrisbdro, Pa , Aug. 16.—The Douglas State Com
mittee met this afternoon, and sat with closed doors. It
is ascertained, however, that it is their determination to
nominate a clean Douglas electoral ticket. The electors
oa the Reading Convention ticket, who pledged for
Douglas, will he retained. Tbe other districts will be
filled with Douglas men. Tbe Committee meet again
this evening.
At hit residence, on Chores HtU, •• the 17th lnet, after a long
and paiiifal illness Mr. GK'J. M. WCsT, a.ed 43 jeers.
1h« funeral servlet-* will take p.aoe at at. John's Church this af
ternoon at 4 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances of the family are
Incite! toett*nd
At tbe residence of her lister, Mrs. Mattie Lee Spoils, on the 16th
Inst, Mrs RKHE JCA V. 11 LOGINS, widow of Ur. A.G. Hudgins,
of Hampton, Va
Her funeral will take place to-morrow (Sunday) morning, at 11
o'clock at the First Haptat Church.
WILL bo on oslo to-Jay »t MORRIb’ BOOKSTOR*.
BY A bADY or MtvY a.X .I.A.VO._
ION, If THARKBK ANY OTHER! :-Tal» notice, n you are non
resident. «f itieCity of HI hmomi, thm prompt mra-urra art. I b#
laid, to CAU-.O a Load of >t .g iant water upon a Ijt charged on
the CoamJealoner'i btolg of tne Clt / In the name of Nathaniel V.
Clopton, aa a “strip eaat of U And ravine"—In other wordj, on w lot
ra t ef Third siren, between Jackson And Hut a) street*, And alio
fed before me to be a nuisance. It he Ailed up or drained,In as to
Abate the said nuisance, under the 14th sec Ion of the otdlnsncei
of the ctly co ice fling tt jiaance* the gpth section « f the charter of
the City of Rlchujud, and tjs 147ih chapter i f the C d of Vir
ginla. IJOS1PH MAYO,
IN a location of uciiirpaned beauty and salubrity, six hours
from New York, with grounds And buildings that rival tho»c of
| lit - util colleges, and a UymDAiium the finest la New England,—
witli a p<rm»n«ul coip# of able Professor*, and -mple far'.liilci for
illustration,—cummcno-i its Thirty-mu tu Serai aunuil Beacon
GO ul.KK 4th.
The Institution has .I'wiyi enjoyed a very rocslderablt South
ern and Wratorn patronage.
For further information address Her. 0. V. 8PKAR, Principal,
or Ke v. Juli s TODD, D. D . President Hoard of Trustees,
aulb —ocojt Ocll ____
BH*T HOOK.*4, Ac., Ac.
At Factory Paicw, and W a mu x tan.
Depot 130 Halit Mn<t,
auls KNOwLEfl A WAU^AgHg
A purer Hth. l7$d. (
I)VOPOklL9 will be rrcelvtil at this Office nnlil 12 o'clock,
JL M . on Tnuraday next, Uie S3d Instant. for building the fo.low
log culver-a:
l. a Granite Culvert, commencing at the present culvert at Main
and Madiera streets, and extending up Main street to Monroe
* r<et thence up Monros street to the North Hoe of Bread etrre*.
2 A Br < k Culvert, commencing at the intersection of Marshall
and 4th streets, aoe ext n«l ng thence out 4ih street and connects
in< with me present culvert at 4th and Leigh srects.
,i a R. iuk Culveit on 6lh street, commencing at a point about
123 f«?et North of Le'fh street, and extending thence out Sixth
street to the stack In the gull/.
4 A xo)all brick tulvert on 10th street, extending from the cul
vert on Main a re-1 to a point about Ml feet south of Dank street.
Plies and specificjtions of the above w rk can b- seen, and
blank forma of prup* sals obtained on application at tola office.
B/ order of Uie Commi 'Stoners of Streets geuera'ly.
aulS—id W. GILL City Engineer.
N OTICE.—I hereby forewarn all persons from Uie accept*
Alice of an sMlmment °f the folo*ing bon a of the James
Kiver an t Kanawha Company. Which were laeticd to me for the
hire of hands for the year I •OG, v s: One f >r fh« hire of Henry at
41 «<>, p a , an«l the other for the hire of Joahaa at t-lM 87, and lo»l
bv me in the city of Richmond in the mouth of February last.
aulS-fiC bAML'KL G. 8TAPLIA.
Have .eceived
NF.VIE8I8, By Marlon Harland, Author of “Alone," Ac.. Ac. $1,2*.
Vol X Appleton's New American Cyclopedia, Library style
$U GO per voL_au 18
Orrus ov nu Crrr Fhoinkss, )
August IT. 1*40. »
PROPOSALS will be received at this office, utnl 12 o'clock, M ,
oo Thunday next, the 23J Inst., for the erecUon of a three
Story Bull ling, on the vacant lot, at the Southwest corner of Bank
ami linn siren* riana mm i|'criBcawuii ui uir won can d« ic«u,
and foimi or proposal! objitned on applli allon at 'hi, office.
Hr trder o( the Conn on Pabilt Uroim-la and BriMlom.
aulS—tda W. GILL, C'ly Ea»
HA.MS.-i rerr nice lot of country cured Hama, for aale bp
IltlDB'S EXTK1 FAMILY HA.UN, for tale bp
TAV COFFKE, of luperior quality, for tale bp
Lnsno> FORTH '.—Gulnnea*' Loudon Porter, a rerp
•uperior article, for aa’f bp JOHNSTON A WHITING,
aul'J Corner of 4th and Brotd Me.
No. 130. Main Street
KK II f|OM>, VA.
TWI8 INSTITUTION Is naw p«rman'nUy estahllshtd. and In sne
ressfaJ operation It If fender the Immediate snperrlslon of
the Principal*, whose aim and interest It b to make It worthy the
continued patronage cf the commsM'y
Double Entry Book Keeping, Commer. lal Oal<ml«tioci, Plain and
Ornamental Penmanship and the Modern LaogaarfS.
For particulars please apply at the College or write for a Clrcu
J W REEVE, ) Prindoele. A
lull—IT WM. PI E lENIIEIMKR, ( Pr.prf.tom
Lit OKICE—Llconce In mile nnd ttlrk, of the moet appror
ed branda, In alora and for tale lip W. PkTCRSOv A CO.
,u i; I .Vi Main Street.
AMERICAN GI ANO.-lOOUnaSarrla laen.la or Amer
ican Guano, warranted genuine, for sal# low to eloae.
an l.—tf A. 8. LEE. on the Pock.
mnT" BALT., MD.
A large aeaortmes of all *1 tee, READT KADI, alwapa aa head,
toaeth'ir with
Rper> Specie* of Hood* pertaining to the
determined to to conduct oar baitneaa aa to eoeare the conddenee
of thoee who parehaae Dam aa.. WM. P OWENS,
MT_tf *06 Baltimore atreet, nrarOharlea.^
WE hare a 6ne atock or anperior
VIRGINIA TWILLED CLOTHS, atogle and doable width;
and eitra
which we will eell at lower Bgurm daring the month of Auguot than
later Iq the teaaoa.
An loducemept le thua offered to
of which thep will do well to araU thomeeirea
gT Oar Mock of aU kind, of Good. Uk?t R.
W | are In receipt, par ahlp Raaolute, diroet from the Pot ten at
.Waffl'd.hire, tnglaml. th. largeat and mo.1 elegant l«*t
meat of •imlas. CB««hrra»d Toilet Ware wa hart
true h id the pleaaara la offer l« the pahllc
We oali particular rtwatkm la all panoaa In a ait at fhlna,
n|aM, MilTrr Plated Ge®di, Ac , to eaimlae our atoak,
of Richmond.
or mmui, °» xtiwiaxcohTfd,
Younp Men's Bell and Everett (lab.
We, whose Dunn are underelgned, convinced Ihit the beet mod*
of oompotlng the dieeei.eloht and agile loo* which now afflict car .
country la Ij elect to the offlee of Prealdeot and Vice President
thoe eminent and tried etateemeu. Join Bau. and lowaao hvxa
xrr, do cordially lot lie a moe- In* to be held at the Afrle in March,
on MONDaY Keening, dux. * th, in ehlch a I .ho think no w* Co.
may co-operate In forming an association for the adrancemrol of
tha’ patriotic object.
J M Murray, A E Moore,
A n Mayo, Wm B Ratcliffs,
Geo K Crutchfield, Jr, Charter J Pox,
W T Allen, E W Snead,
A D C-ockley, Wm ■ White,
Jaa D Scott, R H T Adame,
Wm II “arcar, B R Morris,
J P 8 eorde, Rodolphu King,
T II Roberta, W L niu,
J U Council, J M Oailaway,
J 0 Chile*, R U Bareuy,
J T Kcccre, A A Parley,
L Yerby, R T Bale,
J G Uhcnvry, G R reach*,
JnoT Bublelt, J N Acth jar.
a Gilham. O M Marshall,
Ben) W Quarts*, WB Salih,
W H Quarter, W H Walter,
Wm B Quarles, Wm II Taylor,
Thoe II Qnarleo, Jae K Lae,
Thoe B Quarles, Thoe Pollard, Jr,
f «* Gridin, B P Mitchell,
S rpheo Hu hoc, Chau V Cocby,
Wm P Ayret, Henry Harney,
Wm H P Wren, ■ Peter BmUey,
W 0 Grady, W L Harvey,
J C Ha lowell, A Jude, n Watkins,
K Rldgway, John Gnome,
Jno W Garrick, Jae R Urdu,
A H Scott, Wm J Holme*,
Jno V Baber, John J Brown, V
A W Baldwin, Benj Sranhllu,
Jet W Smilhert, W J.nklna,
R G Smith, Edward PtUmaa,
>18 Breeden, JBSnrad,
J L Joote, A tl Snead,
Wm L Pettier, John A OharaUle,
Wm J Ilrowo, Bobt Redf.rd,
W B Wa-rlck, 0 A Barksdalo,
Thoe B Keel**, J B Vaden,
H 0 Wathlnu, P W Rcdlord,
C H Barki tie, A N Bigelow,
O B Barkeuatc, H B Dlkereon,
R R Robert*, Geo W Gilliam,
J.hn H Gentry, W H Rowcock,
Wm Currie, Cain Barks laid,
John Grreme, Jr, Baml E Hick),
Wm P Bur. * 11, Chae K McCluer,
H R Baida n, J C Slockio,
A a lruene.rt, W J Me Do .oil
James lie rants, T L “tockda e,
Jaa R Lee, J P Harris,
W C Tyler, J B arnalt,
WPRagWnd, H H K inker,
L 8 Alley, I- A mail,
Wlngfleld ilairla, WJPIntA.
S T Mark, N B Walker,
Geo P Trromaeeon, W Garrett,
W Hatton, B D Low.y,
Chea H liarria, Jaa Rawle*.
P O Sima, B Taylor,
J B Stegall, Robt Petteway,
GeoW Daeeberry, W Martin,
Jai Baiter, M R Alley,
11 0 lyres, B Putney,
Luther Libby, Wm A A outead,
Geo ta Libby, P J Wright,
J H Kepler, I P nodgdon,
D R Hunt. SBJaeo.e,
E W Branch, Wm S Royaler,
Geo T Baldwin, Thee R Parries,
W K Johnson, ThoeJ M.con,
John Prater, A C Wlnfree,
8 W Pemberton, Jne A Scott,
Geo L Bldgaod, A P Brown,
B Polndeater, Wm P Taylor,
B H 8mltn, Jr., A Grc n,
W II Benton, W L Baber,
W... m hA.lt .dm (1«,1 V A 11.
W A El lolt, o A Eraucia.
K 8 W1,llama, Cliaa II Talbott,
Jno w William*, Park* tolodexter,
Wm H Bripgx, Jao K Whlicoek,
J M Gunn, A Morr’a,
Alfred Bln'ord, J H Bechtel,
Ja. H Bin ford, T J Hubert* IB,
W P Mayo, 1> M Kobertaon,
H II W.lUna, L B Spilmaa,
0 H Andtraos, * 8 Wall am*,
H T Miller. J II McCurdy,
Joo W W.lght, Wm M Bead,
Jcsaee Cl.ltdi, R o Wllacii,
W B Tupmau, KWWde.
Moaee Mlyton, K M A friend,
K H Green, » ■ •< I'leaxanta,
Prana Blnfor.1, J 0 CnrlatMa,
RLDIckintou JnoL»ubank,
Jamea McMuntld, CJWnt n,
Wm H Tavlor, J W All i n,
GcoHH.IJuln, B n Bai nra,
JC Joplin J 8 Toaer,
0 D Thaaton, Jemev M Humphrey*,
J W Barr, Wm Hi nihall,
A L Hoi adar, B P Jiarnp reya,
Oeo ^ 8uM» tt, A A C« Uur,
J W San aj, Jno P Jackloo,
PTIibell, WmOtajlor,
Peter Tmaley, J*« k W*iW|»,
P II Montagu*, L P Uo..l»au,
Jax Vaiteraoh, • Rdrlrirll,
Geo H Toinpxlni, Jno W ■ rauifurd,
J 0 Shield*, koM Darrx.ctt,
K T WInatuo, J B Wood,
CKSnugiaw, Jo* K W.iairer,
A B Jobnacn, ' J Mel, tile Wllia,
Geo W J nra, l eane llobxnu,
Wm P Palmer, Geo w Or.Urr,
CLlioli.il, WPJalll,
(Ieo W II. leum, Th>» W Lyon,
MLH bivn, Er.nk Juhnaon,
JoaS Jamea, W K to tup tint,
Chat bariaell. WJIU.d.ca,
Allred Gar».hmey, It D * ’ll ani>,
P J Bnrne., J*« J Suthe, I ind,
Wm For lira, W M SuthelUnd,
Wm K Hill, LC billet, le,
Jae w LeureBen, J M Milnner.
W P Dxriacntl, J W Ba eiilinr,
Jno V Da raeott, Th a Joh aton, ,
Geo W ll.irricolt, B i! Po llaux,
Bii-hard III, B II War hen,
R P Win.ion, John J ban.-axter.
Wm 8 Phil If*. * M ntokea,
B W App. r.on, Pelwln W Iker,
Ja* O Hull, Sami M Drin rr,
1 N Cocke, Wm G Eerguuaon,
J W Walker, A BOidyn,
JnoN Kimbrough, A B Ar her,
Jaa C Bliett, Tti.» T.vine. jr.,
S H Mint, Join N Van Lew,
W P W Taylor, » X Bugg
WEB .rtun. Geo R l.agby,
W R Pe.klnx, RBdnton.
W STllplett, W H Pica.auto,
PAHuhelt, A P Eat ridge,
A DTimd'v, BE Dove,
Th a Barham, D H Wa'xh,
Reuben Smith, t hi E » orUiam,
R chard 8 lilax,’brook, N T Pate.
Cnaa «> Ellett, R H Crump,
JHBavnc, Joi Dim:hburg,
T Jaa lie ;iie, f ha Ro.rrar tt, .
H Browne I J W Goodw, n,
M M Tourg, J * Blunt,
J A Hcha n, P W Tlchnnr.
Jno W I'a.li, Jaa M Jonna'nn,
J ft Maar n, ROPerlina, .
Wm O Tavlor, C Ainu rong,
Jaa Phi lip* J J Price, ,
Wm » Chirlex, Wm « Oreiier,
Jatncx Mltrh.il, w P (iretter,
Arthur Tulanr, H A Pearce,
Andrew Haabert, Th Ik Ball.rJ,
Jaa B Sm th, » H Palmer,
George Austin, W « Turpin,
Wm P Harwood, Cht T Palmer,
8am I Sinlon, G W Al en,
W II Booker, A J Tucker,
W B Uei rmao. J»* L Hope,
John T» :el, TOclJ B.1LI0,
Wm H Brothers, Samuel Clark,
} a McDonald, K A U.-n.it,
w u Edwards, B F Beele,
Tho* J Oarrbon, J H slm| son,
HID Baldwin, D E -tnnaker,
Wm N Baldwin, R H Finney,
Wm H 1. tmuert, J W Carrington,
0 B Novell, J Blntr,
Jaa W Kppes, A M Tratne,
J E Baker, Bamuel * Carter,
II Wakefield, John B Tlnaley, Jr,
Nell: u Wakefield, J A Morris,
0 R DiTendort, A VMakes,
Peml W Williamson, Ttioi Valdtn, Jr,
t H Butler, John P iher,
Che 0 Tr.bua, A D Cha kley,
E H Hmrtd.u, T C Harrli,
W Thoi Cobo, W U H-sall
J E Dillard, W I) ' eibltt.
J H Nlpe, John A Smith,
J P Tompkins, J T Morton,
GNOw.timey B 0 Morton,
Jas B Dupuy, C Bo- on,
R A Midi. R U Temple,
Thos B Harris, E Rayion Reeve,
B Truer art, Erasmus Powell,
He i R Pi ake, J Hatley Morton,
Win G Bentley, Geo Fuller,
PJ Archer. J P Duval,
Thri P Huge, 8 Maury Garland,
M rlslr, Joh R Ha-rii,
Geo 8 I toll Thomas - Port,
N M Norfleet, Jl» Wr Hawlin-s,
GWHT.Icr, J B Moss,
K C Hall, Robl V Urldley,
J AT B I'odion, D H launders, •
J A Richardson, B W Elmore.
N L Read, Wm H U Gregory,
Benj Brsgg, Dr Blair Burwell,
David Lambert, Wm P Burwell.
nai rauu
Richmond to Scoltsvlltr. f SO | Richmond to Leilngton.. ft 00
“ " Lync burg..I 101 “ “ Buchanan 1 00
" “ New Canton, AY |
The through Una will leare Richmond as usual Monday, Wednes
day and Friday atS P. M .and on and after tee Pet, Instead ef
leaving at 8 A. M , we will leave at 5 P M. Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays, and run up as far as New Canton. R-tirnlng, loses
New Canton Mondiy. Wedneslay and Friday at IT Meridian.
Ses dletance, fare and time of pssdog In card below for through
line, and obesrre that the New 0-nton I oe will pass Intermediate
points on the opposite day at same hours.
Leave Richmond Monday. Wed- l.save Lynchburg Monday,Wed
nesday ad Fr day, at S P. M. nesday and Friday, at ( P. M.
Manlklntcwn, 10 T.Y h', pm Cross's Rl-vt', 10 SI 1 pm
Driver Mills, To T.Y •• Staple's Mllb, IT 85 10 »
.MIchauA’s Fe'y.Sl TA 11 m Dent Creek, 8U TA ISYA a m
Cedar Point, 8T SO IT*# m Tye River, 3h *8 ** “
JeC.rson, IT 8.Y * •* Ilardwlcksv'v, Ad 3.Y Itg “
Pemberton, AO 4*' 3)v *' Warminster, AT AO St,*4
Columbia, AO 40 5Jf “ Hnwardavlile, 55 AS At* “
New Canlon, 60 45 7“ Warren, 61 AS TV
ScoUsvllle, T9 50 11 • «.otUrllle, 07 45 9 •*
Warren, h5 55 IT)* pm New Canton, ho 50 ITJf p a
Howardsville, »l 6» T “ Odtmbia, Ru 60 tJA “
Warminster, fifi 65 4 ** Pemberton, ICO 05 -
Hardelcksr'e,HB Td 51* “ Jelferaon, ml 76 “
rye River, lot TA 6>* “ Oedar Point, 114 Ml 8 “
BentCreek III ho x* “ Mlaham's F'y.U* *9 fib “
ftaple's Mills, 1M 00 II s •* Dover Mills, 1*6 85 101a “
Thom* River, 136 100 IT', am Mauaklaiown, ISO Mllb**
Lynchburg, IA6 loO A “ kl hound, 146 100 < a a
aalT v___EDMONI _* IXX
PROPOSALS will be recelTed by the Secretary of tba Common
wealth, until the 85th of fhe p eeer.t month, for publishing
he Brennd Edition of the CODE UP VIRGINIA By an act of
he lut General Assembly, the Secretary la required to prepare
Jill e tlt'on, of which 10.UO0 copies are lo br printed It !a re
quired to be In all rasp ds equaltn paper, p luting and blading,
i the first edition, and th. law requires bond and s curtly te be
;ak n for the fallhful execution of the work. The coppyright is to
)* -reared for the Ooramonwi :i th
Pen ns drdrins t> coLtract for Hie puhltcatlon wilt pat In lhafr .
rids at ao much 'or the volume. The work will probably be about
Ififipages larger than th* first edition, hoi. morr or loss, the bid
oust be y lit* volume complete, as required by law Tba Scen
ery reserves the right to Judge ofth- compel racy of the pub
loher te prr’ortu the nork, and to take the bid deemed by him to
>* the beat for the Commonwealth The work mu t be ready far
leUvtry by the first of December n*it—sooner, If pom late
iu 15—dtfiAthAig._ lec'y of the OemmoaweeRh.
ern Teachers’ Agency b prepared to furnish Ttacherv te Pam.
Urn and lostituii. nt from any part of the Colon. Tbb A gamer
sill b* found a great convtnlencs to both Teaches* and Emi’sj
rrs, and mar be relied on as permanent and raaponMhi. Ad*
•case A T AGEWCY,
nald-fii__»-h--lrs RA
LIVERPOOL HALT-600 sacks nsgood aedvr,far sale by
A lURals Desk.
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