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DIRECTORY.
ARCHITECT.
1 . PUNC1HBT. PLAIN AND OBNAMES-
lal Plasterer. Canton. Ohio. Kefrrrnri-, F.
H. Myers. K-qr, Canton. 8. C. Porter, Architect,
Cleveland, ncCif
JO HOXIK, ARCHITECT, PENX (MARBLE
Buildlnir. 430 Wsinnt Street, riilla.lHphia
uo' l. Office hoars- 8 to 11, t to o. f,Oc23-ei-Iy
HC MYER, Architect, Cleve
. Und, Ohio. Ottoe 164 Nuixrlor Ht.
over-Koetiler'a ClothiDg Store. ' 33m6.
. ; AUtUOQISTS. :
jTqXIUEH. DitUGGlST, EAST TUSCJLKAW-
aa tract, Canton. Ohio.
O. WILLIAMS CO., DRUGGISTS AND
. Fharmacrntlins and Grnerni Dealer in Drncs
Paints. Oil. Potent Medicinee, Dye Staff, Ac.
lrat door Wert of Poet office. Main afreet. Alliance,
Ohio. " 'tWPreacriptlona proan-d at a;) hour
day or Bitot. . . ; Lovi'L
TAILORING
MERCHANT TAILOR ABSALOM K1TT. AND
dealer in Cloth. Cassinoere Veatinjce, K-a-ly
ade Clothing, Ac. Kaa l'uauarawae Street. Can
. en, Ohio. ".-
PRINTING.
I , I , r
STAftKCOCNTY DEMOCRAT A. MoOreuor
Son,. Publiekers, and Plata snf r anry Job
Prin I ra.
a -jmiOKINDING.
HIRAM THURSTON. BOOK-BINDKIl AND
Blank Book Manufacturer. All oniera (mm
abroad promptly attended to. Binicrj in 11 trier's
Block upetairsl. Canloa. Ohio.
UNDERTAKING.
PRINCX HAAS, UNUK1ITAKKK3. MB
lalra, and all kind al Coniua aiwaya on hand.
Two ilaaraca aiwaya ' hi raadioaa. V aat and
' Tuacarawaa atraaa Caaioo. t.
PlIOTOaRAPIIKB.
DW1N SMITH, PHOTOGRAPHER, o.. PAR-
ij Ucalar attantioa
lariflnz Dloturu. Ov
ie
ion tfivtra to eoiiTUiir ana vu-
Oval k'raaMa and Album coll
ataatly on hand. Room In Mattbews'
Boor aonth Market tfciaara. Cauluu. O,
BlJcfc. fcird
Pin.'SICAN3.
t ons a. modCSai . m. v.. HoizpXTnic
J Phrairian, Cautcn, OUlo. Oince la bauOUocK
aprl-at.
DENTISTS.
JU. 8 I D D A L L DENTIST. OFFICE IN
Uarter'a Bak Block. Cantou. Ohio. All op
riuu ax Machaaicai ilontratry psriorard in tba
Ittaat aad aaoa4 improved aunaer. . lie wpuld eaU
aaoatrial attantioa to hia Oold Filling, in nhch. in
I h wordi'of Ward," k ia etjuaiUa try few and
axcai lad ky wfaa. --
SXJRQEOX DEHTWT A, J. DOCDOFFICK
up ataira atmv iiwuhal' Jwlry tttor, Canton,
Ohio, All oparationa oonnactad with tha proteaMoa
pron ptly auandad to - r. . dao la
, BANKKBS.
GEORGE D. HARTER A BROTHER. BANK
ERS. South Market Street, Canton. Ohio. Re
ceive DepoMita, ' Loan Money, Buy Gold, Silver.
Bond and Compound Interest otea. Exchnne
Kooitht and Sold.. . . uov.a (I
ATTORNEYS.
MG. IfoGREGOR, Attorney at Law. and Gi-n-
eral CoUeclins; Aent, Carthage, Jater Co.,
Miaaonrt. j octal tf
HARVEY LAUGULIN. ATTORNKY AT LAW,
Notary Public and Military Claim Afceni, Alli
ance, Ohio. - tt-lf.
SC'HAEFER LYNCH. ATTORNEYS. HAVE
nt eo-partnerehip in the Practice of Law.
Office CkiUon, fitark count v. O.
GEORGE E. BALDWIN, ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Canton. Ohio. Omce ia Trotnp'a Buildine,
oppoaite tlx Bt. drmd Hotel.
TELDEN A McKINI.EY, ATTORNEYS AT LAW
L Canton, Ohio. Office lu Trnmp's HuildinR
awcono auiry. June so mat.
nS. MARTIN, ATTORNEY AT LAW. CAN-
Canton, Ohio. , OrDoe opponte St. Clone Ho
tel, mu s. 'e-lv.
JW. MoCOKD. ATTORNEY AT LAW AND
e General Collection Agent, Alliance. O. All bu
a neaa entruated to hia care will receive prompt
attention, umce in commercial uiock up stair.
Hbti ...... ,
rEOBGK W. RAFF. ATTORNEY AT LAW
VJT Canton, Ohio, fiaa permanently located in
Oanton, and willlderote exclusive attention to the
Practice of his Droeaaioau All hueincea antruated
in him will be diUaeotlv and promptly attended to.
Omoe ia lisrtar's New Blook top stairs, t
JOSKTH CRKVOlalK. Ja., JUSTCE OF THE
Peace and Notary Public. Ottice-North-East
eornar. Public squaxe. Cantcn, Ohio, will attend
Ko draw in deeds, mortgages.sowers ofattorney,
. Ae. la adlitloa to the Bullish, he alao aneaka the
Uerraan ami French languages. Us. will alao pro-
oure paaaporta (or peraona wiahing to go to Eo-
ipe. ; .,tr . - :- . ' . Sl-l
. .JEWKLKRST
ptlKIBLE BKOTUKK. DKALaltS IN WATCn
MJ . Clocaa, Jewelry sio anver Were Ac. Kaat
aude.ca' she Public Square Canton, Ohio. aa. Ko-
ne en anort nonce. .
TOSCTJf A- JrfKYKR. DKALKK IS WATCIIBS,
Otoetu. Jill rv tuid Kaooy Artiole. dim thwoat
ornar of Houar. Canton. O. m. Repair
lag of WeUolM.). GLottkm aod Jwlry tMUrtAvuril7
uua.
HOTELS.
PT. CLOUD HOTELTtJtlCAKAVliaS STREET.
O Weat of Court-Hnre,-Catitou, Ohio. LW,
Cook at Son, rroprtetora. maymhai
TXCHANOE HOTEL, JOHN FIELDING, PRO-
awjetors, at tne uapsu canton, vrnv. r .
A. ruaae. Clerk.
TTvANIEV OTJRBECK ALLIANCE HOUSE
U at the tJKKioa, Alliance. O. Meele always
reatineee aa tae arrival of the Cars
1 'i a .
TACKSON HOTEL. LOUIS OULIGUER. PRO-
tJ prietor. North ,Market-t Canlou. Ohio.
MISCELLwVNEOUS.
REAL ESTATE. W. C. THOMPSON, LBALIR
in Real Eatale. Houses and Bull. ling Lota for
ale aeat the New Depot and .Machine tihops.-
nice at the American Hotel. apr. '&:.
COUNTY SUKVJCYOR'S OFFICE
I. Incaud with the County Rwiorder'.
la ilia Wlktdal Buildlns, north of the old
'Court House. Canton. Onto, where be can
" Ue found when In the city ; if not, any bu
siness wanted can be left with Jacob Op
llnner. Esq., County Recorder, who will
wive due uolioe to the undersittued.
The law authorrzea tire County Surveyor
to talta the at xnowledKment or any ln
atrnrneoC of wrltlnR ; be will therefore
write and acknowledtre . Airrreuienta,
MortgaHes. Deeds, Ac.. 1V0 , at fair prices
and upon the auortsel noune.
J. O. WILLIARi).
Surveyor of sttArk county, O
Canton. Jan. 15 lSGH.
MEDICAL.
o
L.D ESTABLISHED HOSPI
TAL On the French ayatem.
QUICK CURES aud LOW PRICES.
Twenty Thousand Cured Annually.
tt'-i.ii..
pr. Teller contlnaas to he eonndentlaily and aae
eeeerutly conaulted on all frros of private diaeaaee,
at his old established Utuwital, No. ft Beaver street,
ill...,. New York.
Twenty years devoted ft this partlcnlar branch
practice, ensotee aim to periiarie cine aucir
other phyainsa can: and his facilities sre such Cha
in in correspondence with the moat eminent phy
.rM of the Old Wotlol air ohtalulne the esleat
well as the Isteet rewedioe Ar the diaeascs, that
can offer Inducement to V aafvrrunates.ef a rapid
care to be obtained at no other oirtrc iJi America.
In Svnaillls. Gonorrtue, Stricture, Knlsrgement
ef the Teeticles,-and Sermat1e :nrti. Bubo, Ulcer
r. Throat. B4,re Noee. Tender Hhrn Bones. Cuta
neous Eruptions, iSikaa. TJlcera, Abeves, and al oth
er lsmunuee o, ,u m.ri.iii.
" YOUNG Mr.N
addicted to secret habits, who have Impaired tbeli
health and destroyed the vigor of their nil nil a,
depriving themselvee of the pleasures of Marrted
i J.. -re notifisd that in cnnaultlue Ir. T. ther
and a friend to console, and a physician who
cured moueaona.
DR. TELLER'S GREAT WT.RE:
or tha Married aad thoae. contemplating marriage'
M nagae -full ' ef. plates, price - th. ceiite. - Sent
all pans under seal, by mail, post paid. Tho single
married an 4 Its bum sted hapuy. A lecture oar
hnw to ehooeo a. nartasiw-e complete, work
-mH wtfery. It contains hundreds of secrets never
kelore published an cents enclosed will secare
aouy by rerarrrmair.- , .
V' ' Til THE LATUM. ' '
Dr. Teller stlli retsins In ateclca the agency
the eaJe of Dr. Vlehul's Ualiait Female monthly
pills, for stoppages, jrreqnlaritiee aud .thcr
etraclioas ia females.
r eecelDt of one dollar, the price her box,
Bills will be seat by mail or expreas to an part
a, world eeearevaVum sanoaily o aamage.
Office hoars from a at to m p na. ana on Bunasy,
N B. Persoas al :a.4ytaa call be cored at
bv addressing Dr. Teller, cncloeing a remittance,
rii.inaaeeuret. aciaceT ran obeervrtlon eeut
anv oart of tha world. All caees warranted.
'. charge for aaaleei .N ilsilante or Uuya cisJivkI.
taou 1 " 1 1 Bearer auT Aulaiii N.Y
AWrT
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VOLUME 35,
CANTON, STARK COUNTY, OHIO, JULY 29, 1868.
NUMBER 8.
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AT aaiao ov
nOOFLANL'S GERMAN BITTERS,
BHD'S GERMAN TONIC,
Prepared by Dr. C If. Jackson, Philadelphia.
.Thalr Introduction Into this country from Gar many
occurred In
1S25.
THET CURED TOTJB
FATHERS AND MOTUEES,
And will cure yon and your children. They ara
entirely diuerenteaeMeai aawvnafrom the many
praparntlona now tlJ In the country
eaUcd Uitu-re or f( 1 Tonioa. They are
no tavern prcpa eaUal aaaaaaarmUon, or anything
likeone ; but good, hoiMet, relutble medlclnea. They
are
Tkt grtaUU known mudittftr
Iiiver Complaint.
DYSPEPSIA,
Iferrous Debility,
' jaujndice;
. Diseases of the Kidneys,
ERUPTIONS OF THE SKIN,
an el all Diaoaaoo arialna; bom a Dlaorw
darasl Llrwr, Stomach, or
WFVRTTT Of TH BLOOD.
Oonatlpation, Flatulanoas Inward Pllea,
Jpailuaaa or Blood to the Head, Acidity
of the Stomach, Naaaea, Heart- ' .
barnPiacast for Food. Falneas
or W night ia the Stomach,
. Boar Kraotationa, Sink
' - inr or Slatterina; at the- . ' .-
Fit of the Stomach, Swim
mlnr of the Head, Hurried or
Difficult Breathing. Fluttering;
at the Heart, geBaja. Chokinsr o r
BaSooatim FT V Sena at ion
when In a Lv-U ins: Poet ara,
. Siamese of aesaaasw7 Vision, Dota
or Webs before the Sight, Soil
Fain ia the Head, Deficiency
f Perspiration, VeUownoaa
of the Skin and TSyea,
' 1 Pain in the Side,
Back, Cheat, Ximba, etc..
Sadden Fluahea of Heat, Burn
in g ia the Fleah, Constant Imagrininra
Of Rrll and Great Depression of Spirita.
JtU (Aaac aficaf dtaraaa of Uu Lvotr or Diyativ
Organ, emmMnea milk impure blood.
Hoofland's German Bitters
Is entirely Tegetable, and eontalni no
liltior. Illaacoaiponudof VlaldEi
tracts. The Hoots, Herbs, and Harks
front wuk-n these extracts are made
front ulilch Itiean extract a a
are tathartd aajw I e 4i
All the modi (T yclual
are extraetedVA JJ from '
a flenlUe,r rUfml
tuerntany.
virtues
tnem by
uilat. Xtieae
ex tract a are than forwarded ta tbls
country to be used exprcaaly for tho
manufacture of these meters. There Is
no alcoholic eu balance of any kind need
In compounding; the itinera, hence It la
the only Hitters that ran be uaed in
eaaes where alcoholic stimulants are
not advisable.
Hoofland's German Tonlo
it e combination of aU Ma ingrtditnlt of (As Bitlm.
untk rcaa Bantn Vruo Jruaa, Oromye, tie. It is wed
for Uu seat dusojea aj tA LiUort, in eases teArr aw
eiera aicoa-Hc utsiuuix u r-ciwirca. j w wur
Sited IAI IAIM rrmtattm mr euuroiy mumii, jrtm
any etAar, advtrtutdfor IA cars of (A diteatu named,
Uu bring ocmtfic prrpuralumM of mtdicinal oxtracU,
mhiU IA othtrt art ater dtcoctionm of rum ia soma
form. Tho TONIC M rioVeVy wf IM atoal ptr-
oant ana aarooaoto imruuci iwr vjr i ph w n .
JU taou ia eaewiaita. it ia a ptarur to toko it, v-i.ii ixs
Ufo-aoinpt OMltxlaxaiing, and amctitctnal oualirica Aaes
sssasd i a saaaMi as Ac grtaUH of ail Ionia.
DEBILITY.
'- itu Mf,
irtt.ll If
;,trt mf Ih-lnlitjf.
V-l - iH't riyMrUilht viuM
; the. .i;;Vif. cleM
ZUttm J'-il, H4ih' the
, it .... oti". tr m jkk', wtsNti,
taiir. 4.4 a irusV imje rum tht '
avrf Uttt
H -..-' 'ft
.. .y. .....
'tl"'l ftf 'l.nt -,unlht W'tll. . SrlrltUj
;mx! D( ficnlp hircn are
tnitis; try .. nir ttiitrm or
... v. 'I dry i-it ii ;4' Altill4rHil 'llh
i -r:ri i to v. tuitu iince is
u il, - mAf Oollriiie Ioih1, or m tuu
Of It I tt J ,
Tt iCrmr.iirg art Vr bM
iriooil lurllirrs
VT I ... Mt, . utt CH-t! all lilMdlVI TtSuttiUff VOI
eat af MoHtttt kutUI,? ftj vMiifiutl, Og tAm HH
l.ifmr m -ttt't i JLrtV L. u.ur nci.i vryuiu
mri" amak-MBa-M.lMa NV !' IfUl
'.' ye-cji nf ;iajf retJiJutiun u Jr aNylAiM
jy-M t . . 'i tf ft rations.
lKl:illl HUM. OKO. W. WOODWARD,
C?hh-t .Iti.Uce of ihe tuir-ne Cuiirt of lVnnaylvanta.
I'MILlDBLraiA, MitTVIl in, ti.
- llm.llonJ't f.Vratna lltttrrt " w aat ea tnlow
-etMp h.r.rmy. Lot it m ifeM ianic. wful in ditordrrt
.1 J. titf:r9 mryont, ft.l nf uroal bnJA n catot V
iyl.i'y -oj trmml mj mrrrvut action, in fA syttrm.
I t 1 Wff trnJo.
oao. vr. xrotiuwAUD.
FROM HON. JAMES THOMPSON,
JMltf4f tli Supreme Oonrtof Pennay'vanla
I'siitBSLraia. Anrll laSA
ilder mr lloadand'l
t uura. M llli reeoeel.
J.V.HK.H THOMPSON.
FROM KKV. JOSKPII II. EKNNARD.D.
t.w ofllir Tynlli Cipllat Church, PhlUdalphla.
1 1. J,oiii,s1i,ir hlia:f Air-a aaan freownUg
mfwiltlxiaiwd aniraiUi rrcammrmlaUom of
itiJfaiVMi kinds uf m.Jicimj, 6 Mi rraurdtna tJu practice
a out f mm appropriatr sjthcro, J Aae in all eases de
otnod l out mrfJ. a etr,tr pronf in various inaaacot, and
wrtriicnlarlo tn mm wicn Jami'.j. of the wWnal of Br.
Jlonnana $ urrman rfllir, 1 arpnr j nr omcx jm
uu r-u u Lm r rtir.m i w t nil .--MrVliaN that for SeU-
cntl debility ot the vlcul nd vapedally for Liver
Conpuuiit, It la "ra. ie aaa tsiusuiv
p r r p a r ettotw ho l"tOs. I eoe coars it wuiy
ail; hut nronllu. I J donM not, it miU
eery saaaai a to wut mujkt
n tho ab"O0 causes. J'ewra. very rfrportfuUo.
j. u. Ke.r.vAjtD,
C.gKlh, eelsia CaaKe (treat
CAUTIOU.
A tomi l Ctrman BrmodUs art counter fritaL Tha
gtnutm hart Ihs lignaturt of C. 71. Jackson on
Ult trout oj mm muinim ' "V "
,a.i Uu artitlt aleana iaoaA votttt. AU otktn or
nlsrjou. .
Price of the mttcrs, $1 OO per bottle
r, a halt' dozen lor 5 OO.
Price of the Toule, ft SO per bottle
Or, shall doles lor bit.
- The leule b put up In quart bottles.
RtmolUot mat it is Dr. ftoolanSo Ctrmam. MtmoiHu
so umorrsntiu usta ana oo mywi
rsnbu ussa ana
itndod ," and do not
ung tut uuu a
, ercaaaa A
Thtst Ktow
asts anU ht tnt by roprtss to any locality un allien-
mom rw tmm
PKI.XCIPAL OFF1CK,
AT THE GERMAN MOEDICINK STORK,
' Ifo, tai J UCU STUM1ST, rhiladtlokia. "' .
CBAS. M. EVANS, n
,::." i i ; : Proprietor,
Fonnorly C. M. JACKSON tt CO.
These Remedlea are for sale by Drag
(tats, Storekeepers, and Medicine Deal.
re everywhere.
Be not nrW'to Maeiia km II Uu artiolt yas any,
sadar tmgtt tht gmuxno.
1 I
I e 11
lirruian Ult 0 lma nl-tii
sWirif lu caae A' V of attacks of
lllilltrallaiiwa atii.or Uyaprpals.
I ran e-rlll li.l,lruui 111 ) exwcrleuce of
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT.
THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.
Their Adoption and Submission to the
Judgment of the People Urged.
J
s
"Washington, July 18. The Pres
ident this afternoon sent the follow
lnr messnge to the two houses of Con
gress :
. To the Senate and Ibiuac of Hepre
aentalivcs i
Experience has illustrated the wis
dom of the framers of the Federal
Constitution under all circumstances.
The result of their labors was as near
approximation to perfection as was
compatible with the fallibility of
men. Tho estimation in which the
Constitution has ever been held by
our countrymen, it is not surprising
that any proposition for its alteration
or amendment should be received
with reluctance and distrust. Whilst
this sentiment deserves commenda
tion and encouragement as a useful
preventive of unnecessary attompts
to charge its provisions, it must be
conceded that time has developed
imperfections and omissions in the
Coustitution the reformation of which
has been demanded by the best inter
est of the country. Some of thee
have been remedied in the manner
prescribed in the Constitution. There
ar others which, although heretofore
brought to the attention of the people
have never been so presented as to
enable the popular judgment to de
termine whether they should be cor
rected by means of additional amend
ments. My object in this communi
cation is to suggest certain defects in
the Constitution, and to recommend
that the judgment of tho people be
taken on the amendment proposed. '
The first of the defect to which I
desire to caJl attention is, that clause
of the Constitution which provices
for the election of President and Vice
President through the Intervention of
electors, and not by an immediate
vote of the people. The importance
of so amending this olause so as to
secure the election of President and
Vice President by their direct votes,
was urged with great earnestness and
ability by President Jackson in his
gist annual Message, and tho recom
mendation was repeated in five of his
subsequent communications to Con
gress, extending through eight years
of his administration. In hia Mess
age of 1829, he said : To the people
belongs the right of electing their
Chief Magistrate, It was never de
signed that their choice should in any
way be defeated, either by the inter
vention ot Electoral Colleges, or by
any agency eonfided under certain
contingencies to the House of Repre
sentatives, the most important of
which was that the choice of a clear
majority of the people might be easi
ly defeated. He closed the argument
with the following recommendation :
"I would, therefore, recommend such
an Amendment of the Constitution as
may remove ail the intermediate
agency in the election of a President
and Vice President. The mode may
be so regulated as to preserve to each
State its present relative weight in
the election, and a failure in tho first
attempt may be provided for by con
firming second to a choice between
the two highest candidates. In con
nection with such an amendment, it
would seem advisable to limit the
ervice of the Chief Magistrate to a
single term of either four or six years.
If, however, it should not be adopted.
it la worthy of consideration whether
a provision disqualifying for office the
Representatives in Congress.on whom
such an election may have devolved,
would not be proper."
Although this recommendation was
repeated with undiminished earnest
nesa in several ol his succeeding mes
sages, the proposed amendment was
not submitted to the people by Con
gress, lhe danger of a defeat of the
people's cholca in an election by the
House of Representatives remains
unprovided for in the Constitution, &
would be greatly increased if the
House of Representatives should as
sume the power arbitrarily to reject
the vote of a State which might not
be cast In conformity to the wishes of
a majority of thai. body. But if Pres
ident Jackson failed to secure the
amendment to the Constitution which
he urged so persistently.his argument
contributed largely to the formation
of petty organizations which have
continually avoided the contingency
of an election by the House of Rep
resentatives. These organizations.
nrst by the resort to the caucus sys
tem of nominating candidates, and
afterwards to State and National con
ventions, have Deen successful in so
limiting the number of candidates as
to escape the danger of an election 'by
the House of Representatives. It is
clear, however, that in thus limiting
the number of candidates, tho true
object and spirit' of the Constitution
has been avoided and defeated.
it is an essential reaturo m our re
publican form of government, that
every citiscn possessing constitutional
qualifications, has a right to become a
candidate for the office of President
or Vice President, and that every
qualified elector has a right to cast his
vote for any citizen whom he may
regard as fit for office. , But under
party organization, which have pre
vailed for years, these essential rights
of the people have been as effectually
cut off and destroyed as if tho ' Con
stitution had prohibited their exer
cise.. The danger of a, defeat of pop
ular., choice in an election by the
House of Representrtives Is not grea:
ter than an election made nominally
by the people themselves, when by
the laws of party organizations ,and
by constitutional provisions requiring
the people to vote for electors In
stead of for President and Vice Pres
ident, it is made impracticable tor
any citizen' to be k candidate, except
through the press of party ;nomina
tion, and for any . voter, to. . cast,. his,
suffrage for Roy. other person than one
thus brought forward through the
manipulations of a nominating Con-
ention. It is thus apparent that by
means or party organizations thf.t
provision of the Constitution which
requires the election of President and
Vice President to be made through
the Electoral College has been made
nstrumental and .. potential . in des
troying the great-object of conferring
the choice of these officers upon the
people. It may be conceded that par
ty organizations are inseparable from
Republican government, A that when
formed and managed in subordination
to the Constitution they may be val
uable safeguards of popular liberties,
but when they are perverted to pur
poses of bad ambition, they are liable
to become the dangerous Instruments
of overthrowing the Constitution
Itself.
Strongly impressed with these
views, I reel called upon by an imper
ative sense of duty to review sub-
stantiallv the recommendation so of
ten and earnestly maae by President
Jackson, and urge the amendment to
the Constitution herew ith presented;
or some wmilar proposition maybe
submitted to the people lor their rati
fication or rejection. Rucent events
have shown the necessity of an
amendment to the Constitution dis
tinctly defining the persons who shall
discharge the duties ot President oi
the United States in the event of a
vacancy in that office by death, res
ignation or removal of both Presi
dent and Vice President. It is clear
that this should be fixed by the Con
stitution, and not left to a repealable
enactment of doubtful constitution
ality. - It occurs to me that iu the
event of a vacancy in the office of
President by death, resignation disa
bility or removal of both President
and Vice President, the duties of the
office should devolve upon an officer
of the executive department of the
government, rather than upon one
connected with either of the legisla
tive or the judiciary departments.
The objections to designating either
President pro tern of the Senate or
the Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court, especially in the event of a
vacancy produced by removal, are aa
obvious and so Unreasonable, that
they nood not be stated in detail. It
is enough to state that they are both
interested in producing a vacancy.and
according to the provisions of the
Constitution, are members of a tribu
nal by whose decree a vacancy may
be produced under such circumstan
ces. The impropriety of designating
either of these officers to succeed the
President so removed is palpable.
The framers of the Constitution.when
they referred to Bongress the settle
ment of the succession to the office of
both President and Vice President.
did not, in my opinion, contemplate
the degignation of any other than the
officer of the executive department,
on whom, in such a contingency, tho
powers and duties of the President
should devolve. Until recently the
contingency ha3 been remote, and
serious attention has not been . calle I
to the manifest congruity between the
provision of the Constitution on this
subject and the act of Congress of 179:
Having, however, been brought lace
to face with the question, it seems an
eminently proper time for us to make
the legislation conform to the lan
guage, intent and theory of the Con
stitution, and thus place the Execu
tive Department beyond the reach of
usurpation, and remove from the
Legislative and Judicial Departments
every temptation to combine for the
absorption of all the power of gov
ernment.
It has occurred ta me that in an
event of such vacancy, the duties of
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tut; xr rtretueiu i. wuuiu uctuuc mint ap
propriately on some one of the heads
of the several Executive Departments,
and under this conviction I present
to your consideration an amendment
to the Constitution on ' this subject,
with the recommendation that it be
submitted to the people for their ac
tion. Experience seems to have es
tablished the necessity of an amend
ment of that clause of the Consti
tution which proyides for tho election
of Senators to Congress by the. Legis
latures of the several States. It
would be moro consistent with the
genius of our form of Government, if
the Senators were chosen directly by
the people of the several States. The
objection to the election of Senators
by the Legislature are so palpable that
I deem it unnecessary to do more than
eubmit the proposition for such an
amendment, with the recommenda
tion that it be referred to the people
for their judgment.
IT is strongly impressed on my
mind that the tenure of office by the
Judiciary of theUauWl States during
good behavior or during life, is In
compatible with the spirit of Repub
lican government, and in this opin
ion I am fully sustained by tho evi
dences of popular judgment on this
subject in the different States. I there
fore deem it my duty to recommend
an amendment to the Constitution by
which the terms of the Judicial offi
cers would be limited to a period of
years, and I hereby present it in the
hope thatJCongrefls will submit it to
the people for their decision. - ' : -
The foregoing views have long been
entertained by me. In 1845, in the
House of Representatives, and after'
wards in 1SC0, In the Senate of the
United States, I submitted substanti
ally the same propositions as those to
which the , attention of Congress is
herein Invited. Time,'', observation
and experience' have confirmed this
conviction, and as a matter of publio
duty, and with a ueep sense ot my
constitutional .obligations to recom
mend to tho consideration of Con
gress such measures as I deejn neces
sary and expedient, I submit the ac
companying- propositions, and urge
their adoption and submission to the
Judgment of the people. .
Signed - Andrew Johnson.
"WAaniNOTOJf, D. C, July 18, 1868.
JOINT RESOLUTIONS PROPOSING AMEND
MENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF. 'l'IiB
UNITED STATES.
j WiiEBaAE, The Cth Article of the
Constitution of the United States pro
vides for amendments thereto, in the
following manner, viz : "That Con-
gress, whenever two-thirds of both
houses shall deem it necessary, shall
prepare amendments to thi3 Constitu-1
tion, or on application of the Leeisla-
tures of two-thirds of the several
States.shall call a Convention for pro
posing amendments, wnicn in either
case shall be valid to all intents and
purposes as parts of Lhe Constitution,
when rutiOed by the Legislatures of
three-fourths of the soveral States, or
by Conventions in three-fourths there
of, as the ono or the other mode of
ratification. inay be proposed bv Con-
cress, provided no amendments which
may be made prior to the year 1808.
shall in any manner affoct the 1st and
2d clauses in the Dth section of the
1st .article, and no State without its
consent, shall be deprived ol its equal
suffrage in the Senate thereof-'f
Hesolved by the Senate and House of
Jteprexetiiativet of the United States of
America in Vonaress assembled, two-
thirds of both houses concurring, that
the following amendment to the Con
stitution of the United States be pro
posed to the Legislatures of the seve
ral States, which, when ratified bv
the Legislatures of three-fourths.
shall be valid to all intents and pur
poses as parts of the Constitution.
That hereafter the President and Vice
President of the United States sh:.ll
be chosen for the term of six years by
the people of the respective States in
the manner following: Each State
will be divided by the Legislature
thereof into districts equal in number
to the whole number of Senators and
Representatives to which such States
may be entitled in the Congress of the
United States, said oistricts to be
composed of contiguous territory, aud
to contain as pearly as may be an
equal number of persons entitled to
representation under the Constitution,
and to be laid off for the first time
Immediately after the ratification of
this amendment, that on the first
Thursday in August, and on the same
day in every sixth year thereafter the
citizens of each State, who possess the
qualifications requisite for electors of
the most numerous branch of State
Legl-latures, shall meet within their
respective districts and vote for a
President and Vice President ot the
United States, and the peisen receiv
ing the greatest number votes for
President and the one receiving the
greatest number of votes for Vice
President in each district; shall be
holden to have received one vote,
which fact shall be certified by the
Government of the State to each ot
the Senators in Congress from such
State, and to the President of the
Senate and Speaker of the House of
Representatives. The Congress ot
the United States shall be in session
on the second Monday in October in
the year 18 , and on-the same day
every sixth year thereafter; and the
President of the Senate, in presence
of the Senate and House of Represen
tatives, shall open all certificates, and
the votes shall then be counted. The
person having the greatest number of
votes for President shall be President,
if such number be equal to a majority
of the whole number of votes given ;
but if no person have such a majority
then a second election shall be held
on the first Thursday in tho month of
Decemoer next ensuing between the
persons having the t ao highest num
ber for the office of President, which
second election shall be conducted and
the result certified aud the votes
counted in the same manner as in the
first, and the person bavini the great
est number of votes for the President
shall be President, but if two or more
persons snail receive the greatest and
an equal number at the second elec
tion then the person who shaii receive
the greatest number of votes in the
greatest number of States shall be
.President. The person having the
greatest number of votes for Vice
President at the Presidential election
shall ba Vice President, if such num
ber shall be equal to a majority of the
whole number pi votes given, and if
no person have such majority then a
second election shall take plice be
tween the persons having the two
highest numbers on the same day that
the election is held for President, and
the person having the highest number
of votes for Vice President shall be
Vice President; but if there should
happen to be an equality of the votes
between persons so voted for at the
second election, then the person hav
ing me greatest numner ot votes in
the greatest number of States shall be
Vice .President; but when a second
fMtin BhaU 08 necessary in case of
the Vc President and not ncc-
essary in case of the President : then
the Senate shall choose a Vice Presi
dent from the persons having the two
nignesi nuniDers on the first election
as is now prescribed in the Constitna
tion, provided that after the ratitica
tion of this amendment to the Consti
tution the President and Vice Presi
dent shall hold their offices respective
ly ior tne term or six years, ana tnai
no .President or Vice President 6hall
be eligible for re-election for . second
term.
Sec. 2. And le it further resoeved
inat article z, eectien 1. paragraph 7,
of tho Constitution of the United
States shall be amended so as to read
as follows : "In case of the removal
ot the President from office, or of his
death, resignation or inability to dis
charge the powers and duties of the
said office, the same shall devolve on
the ice .President; and in case of the
death, removal, resignation or ina
bility both of the President aud Vice
President, the powers and duties of
said office shall devolve on the Secre
tary of State for the time being, and
after this officer, in case of vacancy in
that or other departments, and in the
order in whldh they are named i on
the Secretary of the Treasury, on the
Secretary of War, on theSecretary of
tne isavy, on the Secretary of the In
terior, on the .Postmaster General, on
the Attorney General, and such offi
cere on whom the powers and duties
or tne .president shall devolve in ac
cordance with the foregoing provl
sions, Bhau then tiet s .President un
til tne aisabimy shall bo remoued. or
a President Khali be elected, as is or
may do provided by law.
Sec. 3. And be it further resolved
That Article, 1, Section 3, be amended
so as to read as follows : The Senate ot
the United States shall be composed
of two Senators from each State cho
sen by the persons qualified to vote
for the most numerous branch of the
Legislature thereof, for six years, and
eacn taenator snail have one vote
Skc. 4. And be it further enacted
That Article 3, Section 4, be amended
to read as follows: Article 3, Section 1
The judicial power of the United
States shall be invested in one Su
prcme Court ftnd iii such inferior
courts as the Congress from time to
time may ordain, and" establish the
judges ot both the Supremo und Infe
nor courts snau .now their office du-
the terip ot twelve year,, and
shall at stated times receive for their
services a coinpensat1oTif r)IeH 'shall
not be diminished during ibe contin
uation in office. And it shall be the
duty-of the. President of the United
States, within twelve months lifter
the ratification of this amendment by
three-fourths of all the States, a3 pro
vided by the Constitution of the Uni
ted States, to divide the whole num
ber of the JndgeSa.fta. iwamB may be
practicable in three classes. . The seats
of the Judges of the first class shall be
vacated at the end Of the. fourth year
from suoh classification, of the second
class at the expiration of the eighth
year, and ol the thi"d class at the ex
piration of the twelfth year , bo; that
one -third may be choaen every four
years thereafter.
Letter of General Blair the
Democratic Nomination for the Vice-Presidency.
-riug
The following is a copy of General
Blair's letter of acceptance of the
Democratic nomination for Vice-President.
It is a most able document :
General tteorRc W. Margin, Chairman of the Com
mittee ef the National Deinocrtttic Convention:
General: I take the earliest op
portunity of replying to your letterno
tifying mtj of my nomination for Vice
President of the United States by the
Democratic Convention recently held
in the City of New York.
I accept without hesitation the nom
ination tendered in a manner so grat-.
ifying, and give you and the Commit
tee my thanks for the very kind and
complimentary language in which
you have conveyed to me the decision
of the Convention.
I have carefully read the resolutions
adopted by the Convention, and most
cordially concur in every principle
and sentiment they announce.
My opinion upon all the questions
which discriminate the great contend-
ng parties have been freely expressed
on all suitable occasions, and I do not
deem it uece-.sary at this time to reit
erate them.
The issues upon which the contest
turns are clear and cannot be ob
jured or distorted by the sophistries
Of our adversaries. .They all resolve
themselves into the old and ever re
curring struggle of a few men to ab
sorb the political power of the nation.
This effort undrr every conceivable
naine and disguise has always char
acterized the opponents of the Demo
cratic party, but at no time has the
attempt assumed a phase so open and
daring as in this contest. The adver
saries of free and. constitutional Gov
ernment, in defiance 0f the express
language of the Constitution, have
erected a military despotism in ten of
the States of the Union, have taken
from the President the power vested
ri him by the supreme law, and have
deprived the Supreme Court of its
urisdiction. The right of. trial by
jury, and the great writ of right, the
the habeas corpus shields of safety for
every citizen, which hav descended
to us from the earliest traditions of
our ancestors, and which our revolu
tionary fathers sought to secure to
their posterity forever in the - funda
mental charter of our liberties have
been ruthlessly trampled under foot
by the fragment of a Congress; whole
States and coinn. unities of people of
our race have been attainted, convic
ted, condemned, and deprived of their
rights as citizens, without preaent-
ment or trial or witnesses, but by Con
gressionil enactment of ex post facto
laws, and in defiance of the constitu
tional prohibition, denying even to a
full and loyal Congress the authority
to pass any bill of attainder or ex post
facto law. The same usurping au
thority has substituted as electors in
place of the men of pur own race,
thus illegally attainted and disfran
chised, a host of ignorant negroes are
supported in idleness with the public
money, and are combined together to
strip tne white race of their birth
right through the management of
Freedmen's bureaux and emissaries of
conspirators in other States. - And to
complete the oppression, the military
power of the nation has been placed
at their disposal in order to make this
barbarism supreme.
The military leader, under whose
prestige this usurping Cotigress has
taken refuge since the condemnation
of their schemes by the free people
of the North, in the elections of the
last year, and whom they have selec
ted as their candidate, to shield them
selves lrom the result of their own
wickedness and crime, has announced
his acceptance of the nomination, and
his willingness to maintain their usur
pations over eight millions of white
people at the South, fixed to the earth
with his bayonet0. He exclaims
Let us have peace :" "Peace' reigns
in Warsaw," was the announcement
which heralded the doom of the lib
erties of a nation. "The" f mpira is
peace,", exclaimed Bonaparte when
fnedom and its defenders expired un
der the sharp edge of his sword. The
peace to which Grant invites us is the
peace of despotism and death. Those
who seek to restore the Constitution
by executing the will of the people
condemning the reconstruction acts,
already pronounced in the elections. of
last year (and which will, I am con
vinced, be still more emphatically ex
pressed by the election of the Demo
cratic candidate as President of the
United States)are denounced as revo
lutionists by the partisans of this vin
dictive Congress. Negro suffrage
(which the popular vote of New York
New Jersey, ' Pennsylvania, Ohio
Michigan, Connecticut, and other
States has condemned' as expressly
against the letter of the Constitution)
must stand, because their Senators
and Representatives have willed it.
If the people shall again condemn
these atrocious measures by the elec
tion of the Democratic candidate for
President, they must not be dist urbed
Although decided to be unconstitu
tional by the Supreme Court, and al
thongh the ' President is sworn to
maintain and support the Condtltu
tion, the will of a fraction of a Con
gress, reinforced with iis partisan em
issaries sent to the South, and sup
ported there by the soldiery, must
tand against the will of the peopl
aud the . decisions of the Supreme
Court aud . the solemn, path of the
President to maintain and support the
Constitution ! it is revolutionary
to
execute .the will of the peoplol It Is
revolutionary to, execute . the judg
ment of the supreme, court: it is
revolutionary in the President to keep
inviolate his path, to sustain the Con
stitutloq ! This false . construction
the' vital principle of our Government
is thedastreaort ot those who would
have their arbitrary reconstruction
sway and supersede our time-honored
institutions. The country, will say
that the Constitution must be restored
ahd the will of the people again pre
vail. The appeal to the peaceful bal
lot to attain this end is not war
not revolution. They make waf and
revolution who attempt to arrest this
quiet mode of putting aside military
despotism and the usurpations of a
fragment of a Congress asserting ab
solute power over that benign system
of regulated liberty left us by our fa
thers. This must be allowed to take
its course. THIS IS THE ONLY
ROD TO PEACE. IT WILL
COME WITH THE ELECTION OF
THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE
AND NOT WITH TH K ELECTION
OF THAT Iii AILED WARRIOR
WHOSE BAYONETS ARE NOW
T THE THROATS OF. EIGHT
MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN THE
SOUTH, TO COMPEL THEM TO
SUPPORT HIM AS A CANDI
DATE FOR THE PRESIDENCY,
AND TO SUBMIT TO THE DOMI
NATION OF AN A LIEN RACE
OF SEMI-BARBAROUS MEN.
NO PERVERSION OF TRUTH
OR AUDACITY OF MISREPRE
SEN T A T I O N CAN E X C E E D
THAT which II AILS THIS CAN
DIDATE IN ARMS AS AN AN
GEL OF PEACE.
I am, very respectfully,
FRANK P. BLAIR.
[From the Cincinnati Enquirer.]
ADAMS EXPRESS ROBBERY.
The Robbers Lynched—History of
the Case.
Jackson and adjoining counties in
Indiana, for several years past, has
been the home and rendezvous of as
desperate a gang of robbers and mur
derers as has ever been known. Life
& prosperty have become unsafe. But
a few nights ago a respectable mer
chant ol Seymour, Jackson County,
had his horse shot uader him while
going home and himself barely es
caped his life. It will be recollected,
also, that in those counties the Adams
Express Company has been repeated-
robbed by men getting on board
of the train and overpowering .the
messengers, and by taking possession
of the engine and express car and
running them off from tho train, and
then leaving them after rifling them
of their treasures. A robbery of this
kind occurred, also, on the Cincinna
ti, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad,
when the American Express Compa
ny was robbed of a large amount. All
these robberies have emanated from
the same source. A family named
Reno, living at Rockford, two miles
from Seymour, have been the leaders
or instigators of the 'whole of these
daring outrages. They arc also the
parties who led the raid in Iowa last
spring, when ho many county safes
were robbed.
On the 22d of May last the Adams
Express Company's car was robbed
about eighteen miles from Seymour,
on the line of the Jefferson viile, Mad
ison and Indianapolis Railroad. This
robbery was done by ihe Ren s and
their Irieuds, some of whom are now
in Canada to avoid capture, and oth
ers aro under arrest for this outrage
On the 10th instant, the Adams Ex
press was again attempted to be rob
bed, on the Ohio and Mississippi
Railroad, about thirteen miles west of
Seymour. The armed guards of the
Company, however, repulsed the rob
hers, captured one and wounded some
of the others, two of whom have
since been captured, and for the re
mainder a large reward has been of
fered for their delivery to the author
lties. James olney LUitz was one
of this gang, and was captured on the
night of the attempted robbery.
Chas. Roseburg, a resident of Sey
mour, and a pupil of Uie Renos, was
afterward arrested by the citizens of
Seymour, who turned out en masse.
Frail Clifton was also arrestett. They
all owned up to their connection with
the affair, and also the attempt to kill
the guards. .
For safe keeping they were brought
to Cincinnati for a short time, when
warrants were procured and they
were put on the train of the Ohio and
Mississippi Railroad bound for
Brownstown, the county seat of Jack
son County, Indiana on the evening
of the 20th inatant; 1 ut on the arri
val of the train, two or three miles
west of Seymour, it was stopped by a
large body of armed men, the guard
in charge of the prisoners being overpowered.
LYNCHING OF THE PRISONERS.
is
During the trip from this city,noth-
ing of interest occurred until the train
approached Seymour. Three miles
out of that place it was met by a
crowd of intensely exeUed .citizens,
heavily armed, breathing vengeance
against the prisoners, and demanding
immediate and summary punisnmen t
upon them.
The subterfuge resorted to by the
mob was the exhibition of a signal of
distress a red light upon the track,
upon seeing which the engineer whis
tled down brakes. " No sooner had the
train ccme to a stand-still, than the
bulk of the so-called A'igilnnce Com
mitteewho were concealed in a thick
et near by, boarded and took posses
sion of the train, overpowered the
guards, and removed the prisoners to
terra firma.
The poor wretches too fully compre
hended what was to be done. Five
minutes were given them in which to
prepare for death, while the execu
tioners with a gi im earnestness placed
the fatal noose about their necks. ,
They at firot bejrgeu lor mercy, hut
finding it in vain, they concluded to
make a eonfesslon.and while standing
with the noose around their necks, the
unfortunate men confessed to the
whole affair, and also admitted their
knowledge of the celebrated Marsh
field robbery .committed some months
ago on the Louisville and Inhianapo
lis Railroad, each blaming the other
tvo, and denying any personal con
nection "with the same.
For the purpose of receiving ' this
teonfessii n, the time was extended to
half an hour, at the end'of which the
ropes were drawn, ana these wretched
despevadoes, covered with crime, were
launched Into eternity.
The crowd then dispersed, after the
writhing bodies had stiffened in the
chilling embrace of the King of Ter
rors, and yesterday morning they
were seen dangling from the branches
of a giant of the forest, their faces
horribly contorted and 'purple, and
their glaring eyes protruding from
their sockets a frightful warning to
the remainder of tho band which in
fests that locality, more e.-pecially
those who are pursued and likely to
be captured. -
It is uot to be wondered at that the
people of Jackson County have felt
themselves conipelleii, iu self-preservation,
to resort to this. Justice in
the courts was a failure, owing to the
many technicalities of the law; and
the fact that these men have had their
hiding and abiding-place in thnt
county,and have outraged and defined
all law, bus driven the people tt) the
last resort of taking the law into
their own hand.-;.
LYNCHING OF THE PRISONERS. THE CAMPAIGN TO BE PROSECUTED.
The Vigilaivjo Committee of Sey
mour Gt-tcrinined to t arry a war ol
extermination against the whole
community of thieves that there do
congrf-gdte, has given publicity to the
following proclamation, which speaks
for itself:
ATTENTION, THIEVES.
The attention of all thieves. robbers
assassins, and vagrants, together with
filter alders, abettors, and sympathi
zers, is called to the doings of the
Si-yniour Vigilance Committee last
night.
We are determined to follow this
t;p until all ol the classes above nam
ed, whether imported, or to the
manor born," are driven forever
from our midst.
Threats have been made of retalia
tion in case we should resort to capi
tal punishment. In answer, we say :
Should one of our committee be
harmed, or a dollar's worth ot prop
erty of any honest man be destroyed, '
by persons unit no wn, we will swing
by the neck, until they be dead, every
thieving character we can lay our
hands on, without inquiring whether
we have the persons who committed
that particular crime or not. This ap
plies not only to Seymour, but along
the lime of the two roads, and wher
ever our organization exists. Imw &
order must prevail.
BY ORDER OF COMMITTEE.
SEYMOUR. IND., July 21, 1868.
Judging from the spirit manifested
by the Committee, the thieves and
robbers of that vicinity will take up
the line of their march to a more con
genial locality. "Time at last sets all
things even."
i
Trouble in the Wigwam.
Old Thad. Stevens, the incarnation
of Radicalism, tho authorized mouth
piece and exponent of the Republi
can party, flings "greenbacks fcr
bonds" in the teeth of his lamb-like
followers, who have bawled them
selves hoarse crying repudiation
against all who favored tho doctrine
lie states the case as it is, for he had a
hand in making the law, yet the De
mocracy have beon denounced as
worse than traitors, for insisting upon
the contract. Stevens said in Con
gress on Friday last :
Mr. Stevens What was the law?
That the interest should bo paid up
to a certain time at six per cent, in
coin. After the bonds fell due they
would be payable in money just as
the gentleman from Illinois under
stood it: mst as he (Mr. Stevens) un
derstood it; justas i he well understood
it when the law was enacted ; just as
it was explained on the floor a dozen
times by the Chairman of the Com
mittee on Ways and Means. If ho
knew that any party in the country
would go for paying in coin that
which was payable in money, thus
enhancing the debt one-hall; if he
knew there was such a platform and
such a determination on the part of
his own party he would, with Frank
Blair and all,vote for the other party.
lie would vote for no such swindle
on the taxpayers of the country. He
would vote for no such speculation in
favor of the large bondholders and
millionairs. He repeated though it
was hard . to say it even if Frank
Blair stood on the platform of paying
according to the contract, and if the
Republican candidate stood on the
platform of paying the bloated specu
lators twice tho amount agreed to be
2aid them, and of taxing his constit
uents to death, lio would vote for
Frank Blair, even if a worse man
than Seymour was on the ticket,
Much excitement and sensation.
HON. J. it. irioi.itti.k in answer
ing somesympathetic friends in Penn
sylvania, concludes as follows, which
sets at rest the rumor that he was not
n favor of the Democratic nomina
tions :
I cannot hesitate for one moment.
My judgment is for it ; my whole
heart is in it. So far from relaxing,
we should redouble our efforts. Bear
In mind that the war was ended three
years ago, when a new era was open
ed in political affairs ; that Mr. Sey
mour is a man of high character, of
unquestioned patriotism, of great
ability and experience, wholly with
us upon the living and paramount
issue: and that, if elected, he will
make a most able and dignified Pres
ldent;and certainly no Pcnnsylvanian
will forget that, but for his prompt
ness and energy in forwarding the
forces of New York to Gettysburg,
that great battle might have been
lost and Pennsylvania overrun.
While in General Blair, we have
civilian and a soldier, whose prompt
ness and indomitable resolution seized
Camp Jackson, and saved Missouri
from secession ; who always stood
among the foremost of tho war Re
publicans, in council and in the field
while tho war lasttd ; and, when
was over, was among the first to. de
manu. mat ior which the war was
prosecuted the Union of the States
under tho Constitution, with their
rights, equality, and dignity unim
paired.
Let us unite for a victory ! Let ns
have peace a peace which conies uot
from a violated Constitution and the
despotism of the sword, but a peace
which comes from a restored Union
and the supremacy of constitutional
la w.by which alone liberty is secured.
A man carrying a bucket of mortar on his
head must be a sub-lime character. '
People who do a driving business
men.
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THE; DEMOCRAT OFFICE.
Having lately received a now (apply ef JOB Ml
ERIAL, Is now farr.Uhcd in a style equal ts , ,
country offlce in Ohio, baring '- I : -. 1 ,
TWO POWER PRESSES.
And a mil assortment or the latest stylos ef T...,
with the usual facilities foe doing work ol eve,
description In the beet of style, and aa reaaoaa?,
as cau be done in any Bret-clues city office. ,
CABCS, PAPER, EHVEL0PI6, .,
Always kept oil baud.
Democratic Platform.
The Democratic party iu National Con- ,
vcn'.i-m assembled, reposing its tra.t ia the
inu-lligen, patriotism, discrimination and
juslice of the people; standing tipou the
Constitution as the foundation and limitation
of tht- powers of the Government, and tho
gn.tiiiiiieuing the liberties of llio citizen, and
recognizing the questions of slavery and ;
secewiou as having been settled for all time ;
to come by lhe war, or the voluntary anion, i
of the Southern States in Constitutional
Conventions assembled, and never to be re-
unwed or reagilalcd, do with the return of.'-;
peace, demand
First. Tim immediate restoration of all '
the Slates to their rights in the Union under
the Constitution, und of civil government to i
Hie American people. j
Second. Amnesty for u!l past political of
fences and the regulation of the elective,.!
franchise in the S'ates by their citizens. !
Third. Tim payment of the public debt . I
of the United Slates as sm as practicable: ;
and that all moneys drawn from the people
by taxation, except so much as is requisite
for the necessities of tho Government eco- i
noniically administered, ha honestly applied (
to such payment : and where the obligations
of the Government do not expressly state
upon their face, or the law under which
they were issued does not provide that they ,'
shall be paid in coin, they ought, in right
nnd in justice, to be paid iu tho lawful i
money of the United Slates.
In demanding these measures and reforms
we arraign lhe radical party for its disregard
of right and the unparalleled oppression and f
tyranny which have marked its career. Af- ;
ter a most solemn and unanimous pledge of
both Houses of Oonreps to prosecute the !
war e tolusively for the maintenance of the j
Government and the preservation of tha
Union under the Constitution, it has repeat- 1
cdly violated the most sacred pledges under
which alone rallied that noble volunteer j
army which carried our flag to victory : in- !
stead of restoring the Union it lias so far as V '
in its power dissolved it and subjected ten '
States in time of profound peace to military
despotism and negro supremacy ; lias strip
ped the President of his constitutional power
of appointment even of his own Cabinet. ' ;
Under its repeated assaults the pillars of the
Government arc rocking on their bane, and
should it succeed in November next to in
augurate its President, we will meet as a
subjugated and conquered people amid the
rums of liberty and the scattered fragmeuts
of the Constitution.
Jiexotved, That in the future as in the .
past, we will adhere with unswerving fidel
ity to the Union under the Constitution as
the only solid foundation of our strength,
security and happiness as a people, and as
a frame work of government equally condu
cive to the welfare and prosperity of all Uie
States, both Northern and Southern.
lieiOlveiL That tho L nion established by
the Constitution Is a Union of States, Fed
eral in its character, composed of Slates
thereby united, and is incapable of existing
without the States as its continuing !ntegral
parts, and therefore the perpetuity of the
Union in its integrity depentls on the pres
ervation of the States in their political in.
tegrity, the Government of the United States
being a Federal Republic and not a consoli
dation of the whole people in one nation.
Hesolved, uhat the perpetuity of . the
Union aud the maintenance of the Govern
ment, aj both were established by the Con
stitution aud as both under the Constitution
have been expounded in tho foregoing resc
lutions in conformity wiih the venerable
teachings of Jefferson, Madison and Jack- .
son, have ever been held ascardiual doctrms
of the Democratic ifarty, aud they are now
reiterated with increased earnestness, under
the solemn convicUon that constitutional
liberty can be preserved on this continent
only by bringing back tho administration of
the Government to those lime liouoreu pnn-.
ciples on which for sixty years there was
such unparalleled happiness and prosperity,
aud in rescuing it from the hands of those
who have ever held the Constitution itself to
be no better than a covenant with death and
an agreement with hell ; whoso revolution
ary policy and measures have brought such
general discord, strilc ana war, with its at-
teudent ills upon a large porl'oa of th
country, aud 6uch wide spread demomliza.
tion throughout the whole of it.
Ilesolccd, That the Democratic party in
sustaining the Federal administration in the
late unhappy conflict of arms did so in good
faith, wilh the hope aud earnest wish to
maintain the principles above set lorth, ana
with no -iew of waging war on the part of
the Northern States in any spirit of oppres
sion against their brethren of the South, nor
for any purpose of conquest or subjugation,
nor puipose of overthrowing or interfering
with the rights or established institutions of
those States, but to defend and maintain the
supremacy of the Constitution, and to pre
serve the Union with all the dignity, equality
aud rights of the several States unimpaired.
The subjugation of these States or hold in j;
them as conquered, territory would be, ia
the judgment of this Convention, Uie des
truelion of the Union itself.
ltesolved. That tho highest meed of
patriotism is due and should ever he extend-
d to all those who in the recent war periled
life or fortune for lhe maintenance of tho
Union and the beneficent system of Ameri
can tiovernment inereoy esianiiKiieu upon
the fundamental principles set forth in tho
foregoing resolutions ; hut we have neither
thanks nor sympathy for those who entered
and carried on the contest lot the buuju-'
gation of Slates and for the subjugation by
Federal authority of the white race in any
of the States to the domination of the black;
the right of suffrage, or who shall exercise
political power, is a matter that rests under
the Constitution exclusively with tho several
Stales ; there it properly belongs, and tberr
it idbonlil continue ever to remain
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: Forney says the election ' ot Grant w a
foregono conclusion. Flo ineans goue be
forehand. ' Advice to young ladies: If you hare ta
per fingers, mind you don't burn them.
Whatever else you may choose to sip, h4
alone gos-sip.
The ants in not u few houses in this city
just now, far exceeds the uncles.
It is much easier to get over the rent ef a
garmeut than a dwelling. 1
Money is a good deal like tea To bs best
enjoyed it should first be timed.
Victor Hugo agonizes over the receut ex
ecution of a iiegro girl, a murderess, ia
Kentucky.
Greeley fondly thinks his autobiography
will rank along with Franklin's.
Grant is going West. Prentice says h
will go further, and fare worse in November-
Xenopheu aud Julius Ca;sar are mention
ed among the most proivineut of the ancivnt ,
war correspondent. ,
The laboring men of Saufrauciaco liava
eight millions of dollars in the City Savins
Bank. -
Rye hats are taking iu New York.
Tiie New York Tribune says that
during Grant's advance on Richmond
'.'patriot blood was poured out likf
water." True enough. The records
eaoiv that he. had one hundred and
seventeen thousand trooys . placed
Ivors du eombut by a rebel force of only .
sixty-two thousand, whik: the rebol
loss was merely nomiual.
Boat Sunk—One Man Killed—Another
Injured.
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'.Cleveland, July. 22. The tug. F. W.
Nottcr capsized and sunk near the mouth of
the river this morning. A fireman named
Wolgeniitz was drowned. John Wit.eU
was badly scalded by the capsi.iug.

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