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JOIIN'J.-BATIKETT, JOUN'KCASn. Paorairroxs. WALLACE GRUELLE. WALLACE GRUELLE, Editor. JFJf OCRATIC STATE TICKET. .For Governor. jjl3.es n. mBEABV, - of Madison coenty. Tor Lient-naot-GoT-rnor. lOHV C TJTDERWOOn. t of Warren county. For At'orney-General. ' THOMAS E. MOWS. ' Jof MeCracken county. 1 For Auditor. 1IOW AD SMITH, of Owto county. , For TrMMorer. JAMES W. TATE, of Franklin county. Ior 6unrintendent of Poblle Itintrnctlon, , II. A. M. nrccDEnsox. ' of Bourbon-county. " ' " Fr Regtter of Land Office, r " THOMAS D. MARCUM. ff ' of Lawrence county. Relatlen. vr hnlJ it t6 be ab-olutelv eisentia! to the prMerrati n of the liberties of the citiseni, that W. ..V-ril States shall be maintained in all their rights, dignity and equality, as the most complete and reliable administration of their own' domestic concerns, and the surest bulwarks araiaet 'Bntireoubllctn tendencies. Every attempt on the -part of the Federal Oorernment brezcrolse s power not delegated to it in the rMihiiiAii. nr tn a--r-lif a. delegated riower M 1 ia . w r, . k . iira'nV manner not therein prescribed, Is an act of usurpation', demanding the instant and un ci q lifted condtmnatiomor a people jealous of their liberties. And we hold that any unoon titattonal nrterferraee by the General Govern Bint with the local affairs of any State to any extent or snder any pretense whatever should be at once condemned by all elasses of every section, of the Union, as all such acts tend to the destruction of onr Federal system and the ronsolidatioa of all power in a centralised des 'pot.rta HARTFOBJ), OHIO COUNIY,, KY. -. WEDNESDAY. MAY 12. 1875. v THE NOMINATIONS. ' The long agony is over. The .Con vention met, did its work, and dissolv ed. There was no rupture, no bicker? ing, bo sowing of dragon-teeth. It was the. largest gathering of the kind that ver- assembled in the Stae. It was composed of the intelligence of the par ty, ainrd' its "patriotism. It performed its labor intelligently and patriotically. The ticket it placed in the field & 'an exceptionally strong one. There is not a man upon it who is not conspicuous for the purity of his private life; and pach one .is eminen tly well qualified for the position assigned him. On the whole, it has been many a year since the people of Kentucky have had pre sented to them a ticket composed of eo faultlers material. - We. will give it . our. tMrnest, hearty, enthusiastic sup- port. Borbrldqe, the -Federal hero, was digapointed in obtaining an office from the Administration; and Williams, the Confederate hero, was disappointed in obtaining an office from the Democracy ef: Kentucky. Now let these twin he roes together seek some secluded spot in the-vast-solitude-of the primeval for est, and there, in some wild and ghost ly glen, create a Fountain of Sorrow with their commingled tears. We are inclined to the opinion that the New York Ledger school of etiquette leans somewhat to the uncomfortable. "Tor instance, the Ledger thus decides: ' "When a gentleman arid lady are walk- rag in the street, the lady should walk inside the gentleman." For our part, we have enough trouble with our "in nards" already, and don't care to -have any one stamping around inside of us. The resolutions of the Granges de nying that theirs is a political organi- ' xation. read very well in print; but how about this thing of meeting in secret conclave and .nominating candidates for the Legislature? as was the case in this and Ballard counties. We confess that we are old fogy enough to value an ounce cf practice above a ton of profession. An Owens bo ro maiden ate five pounds of wedding cake, the other night, pre paratory to dreaming of her future hus- ,band. She is now hunting for a con vent, declaring that she'll take the black veil to keep from marrying the monster ehe saw in her dream. Small Talk, ol the Courier-Journal, says that to our trained ear the hand- organ is the sweetest piano in the world except a brass band. Wherein he is mistaken. The piano of our soul is a steam-whistle. In view of the character of weather we are now treated to, it will' not be amiss to read Thomson's couplet after this fashion: Com, gentle Spring, Diptherea! mildness, come. "Judge McManama has fined and put under bonds some of the magistrates of Henry and Franklin counties bec-iuee they refusetLto build secure jails." W wrely need a Judge Mcllanama in this neck of woods. A young man in Co&necticut, aged 23, alio has a holy horror of raotlters-in-law, made a dead sure thing of miss ing one the other day by marrying an orphan of 05 summers. Now let the &v(hern Agriatlturalut trot out its candidate for Governor. rROCKEDINGS OF-THE DEMO CRATIC STATE CONVEXTIOJT. Thursday, the Gth day of May, 1875, .will hereafter stand in the history of Ken tucky Democracy as the beginning of the epoch that is to witness the union of all its white citizens and many of the more intelligent colored people under the Democratic flag, bound together by the common spirit of resistance to Federal nsurpation. "When Lucius Desha who represents the purest and best instinct of Democracy and Cassicb II. Clay who represents the ancient abolition clement, the bitterest and most uncompromising foe of Democracy in the past can march hand clasped in hand and shield locked in shield, beneath the same flag, united heart and soul in the sentiment: "The Constitution intact: Home Rule in the State: Liberty of Person and Speech to the Citizens," surely we canuot be pro nounced an oversanguine prophet when we assert that Democracy will ultimately be come the political creed of the virtue, in telligence and decency of the white race in Kentucky. . And the initial stride in that direction was taken at Frankfort last Thursday. The attempt of, Sorghum Williams to sail into place and power on the tide of the passions and prejudices born of the' late terrible war, was an ignominious failure. The intelligence of the e-Con federate element was decidedly bostfleto him. The war is truly over. The Dem ocratic party of Kentucky is composed of men who were divided as far apart as the poles on the question of seceseioo, the old Union rentiment.. decidedly preponder ating. The: nomination-ol Williams, af ter bis extraordinary and disgraceful can vass as a Confederate "hero,- would have driven that Union sentiment to act with the opposition to assure his defeat, and it would have been an herculean task to have ever reunited the factions thus crea ted. Happily the wise men of the party met and averted it Sorghum went into .the convention with an instructed strength almost sufficient to secure him the nomi nation on the first ballot. He came out of it as badly whipped as he was at Rhea town. "Surely Goo must, have taken the party in His hands, and preserved it as an instrument in the fnture for the pres ervation of the life of the Republic. Gloria in excelsit ! At 12 o'clock u. Hon. George W. Craddock, Chairman' of the State Central Committee, called the- Convention to or der on the State House green. Hon. John M. Elliott, of Boyd, and Gen. Lucius De sha, of Harrison, were put in nomina tion lor the position of temporary chair man. The ballot resulted in the election of Desha. W. T. Samuels, of Franklin, Thomas S. Pettit and Robert Campbell, both of Daviess, were appointed temporary secre tarks. The committee on permanent oraniza lion, on credentials, and on resolutions. on motion, were now appointed, composed of one delegate from each congressional district, and two for the State at large. The chairman appointed the following gentlemen: COMKITTEI ON" OROANIZATIOK. From the First district J. C. Gilbert. Second district J. W. Bickers. Third district W. 'H. Payne. Fourth district W. F. Bell. Fifth district Charles R. Long. Sixth district 0. P. llogan. Seventh district C. Ml Harwood Eighth district J. H. Bruce. Ninth district Richard Reid. Tenth district J. M. Botts. For State at large W. C. P. Breckin ridge and James F. Clay.. COMMITTEE OH CREDENTIALS. First District Thomas H. Corbett. Second District 3. F. Dempsey. Third District J. P. Nuckols, Fourth District WYN. Beckham. Fifth 'District Geo. W. Anderson, Sixth District-S. M. Harris. Seventh District A.Duval. Eighth District D.ty. MitchelL Xinth District T. J: Henry. Tenth District A. W. Bascom. State at large Thomas Turner, J. M. Wright. COMMITTEE ON .HESOLCTIONS. First District a I. Bullock. Second District James F. Clay. Third District Thomas II. Hines. Fourth District J. W. Hopper. Fifth District R. Mallory. Sixth District 0. D. McManama. Seventh District Ben Selby. Eighth District J. W. Alcorn. Ninth District G. W. McClure. Tenth District John M. Rice. F6r the State at large Joshua F. Bui litt and J. Warren Grigsby. The convention then Took a recss until i! o'clock p. it: ' AFTEltNOOH SESSION. The convention was called to order at 2 o'clock by the President. FVRMANEXT ORGANIZATION CoL W. C. P. Breckinridge, from .the committee on permanent organization, made the following report, which was agreed to: Permanent chairman, Gen. Lucius Desha, of Harrison. - Permanent Secretary, Thos. S. Pettit, with an assistant from each district in the State. VICE PRESIDENTS. First District Oscar Turner. Second District John H. McHenry. Third District Jno. J. Gatewood. Fourth District Monroe Adair. Fifth dijtrict S. L. Gaar. Sixth District Martin. Seventh Djstrict Geo. W. Craddock. Eighth District Cassius M. Clay. Ninth District D. D. Sublett Tenth District Frank Cleveland. Each county in the convention shall have its strength represented on the basis of the Leslie vote, and each county will be entitled in the convention to one vote for every 100 Democratic votes, and one for each fraction of 50. This will make the vote 1,265 in the convention, requir ing 633 votes to nominate. The order in which the nomination will be made is as follows: For Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Auditor, Treasurer, superintendent of Public Instruction, Register of the Land OiTice, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. The following executire committee was appointed: rirst district Willis B. Machen. Second district Charles. Eaves. Third diHtrict J. E. Ilalsell. Fourth ffiatrict E. E. McKay. Fifth district W.-B. Hoke. Sixth district Madison Gibson. Seventh district G. W. Craddock. Eighth district J. . W. Alcorn. ' Ninth district Richard Reid. " Tenth district J. E Smith. State at large J. Warren Grigsby, j. ju, nigger. STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE. The following State Central Committee was agreed upon: Isaac Caldwell. George P. Doern. John Watts Kearney. Thomas L. Jefferson. Theodore L. Burnett. W. C. D. Whips. Dr. Thomas Bohannon. The entire report was adoptod as whole. REPORT ON CREDENTIALS It was not until 4 o'clock that the committee on credentials made its report, and it was impossible to proceed with nominations until the report had been made and adopted. The report was as follows: That all the counties in the State are renresented in person or by proxy author ized to cast the vote thereof, except the countv of Whitley, and that all the Dem ocrats in attendance from the county of Christian are entitled to act as delegates, each being entitled to cast his pro rata proportion of the vote ot said county. Gen. Desha thanked the convention for the honor conferred in selecting him as permanent chairman of the convention, and again urged the importance ot good order. REMARKS OF CASSIUS M. CLAY. The committee on credentials not being ready to report, the time of the conven tion was occupied by short speeches by prominent men from different parts of the State. The Hont Cassius M. Clay was loudly called for, and. was greeted- upon the stand by loTid applause.' He Baid: Mb. Cuarmam and Gentlemen. 1 feel sensibly the compliment you have paid me by this call to address a lew words to ceive me among you, so that I may justly say that, although I am not easily terri- hed, but being among tne unternned, I am lwnav a Itllla lowlfiol T T. ti -li I ar and annlftiiop I H-niiprnpn 1 Icnniv thm a .L V. is too muoh to be done here to-day to lis- ten to speeches at this time. X thank you ior what 1 Know you intend as a compliment. Allow me to say that I have always professed to be a Democrat, I, am an old-fashioned Jefferson Demo crat, We stand to-day on the same plat form. You are there, and I am there, and we are together. I do not eare who crit icizes, but I believe you are to-day the true defenders of the Republican and Democratic principles of 1776. Tbe Dem ocratic party .to-day stands upon Ihese principles, and it is .the true defender of theconstitutional liberties of this country. Therefore, if I am not untrue myself, I am nothing else but a Democrat, arid am not ashamed to be enlisted under such names ha Jefferson, Madison, and Jackson. Applause. REMARKS OF MR. BRECKINRIDGE. Col W. C. P. Breckinridge was called and made a short stirring speech. He spoke of tbe Democratic party as the true party of constitutional liberty, and being profoundly impressed with the importance of this convention and campaign as bear ing upon national affairs in the next Presidential election, he hoped the con vention would take such action as all could approved, and whether the particular man that was desired, should oe noinina- ted, or some other man, that the whole nfirtr wonH unnnon the successful enndi- date. The party' in Kentucky be said, was State'- righu Democracy, sUndine up for the liberty ana equality o. the peo- Ele, for free trade and a sound currency, ome rule, and equal rights for every citi- ! a a A tla -a- S a. a. .a aa 1. . 1 zen in lue cuuairy. xjlc rcuuiuuicuum a magnanimous policy towards those who had heretofore differed with the Demo crats. Be said one ofthe results of such a policy had just been witnessed in (he con vention.by the reception into the ranks of so distinguished a person as Casius M. Clay. Other men like him would be found all a.taa ilia nminl.V aHvTna itlO T? a 111 I - can nartv and embraclne the Democratic faith, if a policy of magnanimity were pursued by the Democratic party. remarks of ex-congress van beck. Hon. Jas. B. Beck followed Col. Breck- in ridge, in an earnest appeal to the Con- vention to preserve harmony at all haz- ards, and when a candidate was nomina- tea to woric nna vote ior nim. ne re- minded the Convention of tbe great mi- portance, in a national view; of the can vass about to commence in Kentucky: In this contest principles are everything and men are nothing, and whoevere were nominated must be supported by the full strength of the party. OTUIR 8PKECUE3. Short speeches were made by Hon. Joe. Blackburn, Gen. Buford, and Cob T. L. Jones, of Covington. . nominations for governor. The Committee on Credentials then made its report, at the conclusion of which the chair announced tbe next order of business, the nomination of a candidate for Governor. Lawrence Jones arose and said: I desire to present and nominate for Governor of Kentucky, and for the suf frage of the people, the name of one dis tinguished throughout all the borders of the commonwealth, who has long and ailhiuiiy served high and important trusts for the neonle of Kentucky, one who is engaged in no factions, encourages no difficulties, and foments no broils with- in the sacred folds of his party. 1 present the name of the Hon. James B. McCreary, of Madieon county. Applause.1 A delegate from Montgomery presented the name of Gen. John S. Williams, whose name was th siirnal for loud. lont and tumultuous applause, which drowned tbe voice of the speaker so that the re porters could not distinguish what he said. uol. .Breckinridge presented the name of Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, and Judge Lindsay the name of J. Q. A. King. The convention then proceeded to bal lot for candidates. this distinguished and most important name was withdrawn, and immediately gathering of the Democratic party ap- aced aga;n ; norn-,nati6n by two other plausel : but I feel still more impressed r. ,,, , , . , . .11 ;.lii;t- v.hir 1 P"t'l friends, although he begged it be FIRST BALLOT. Williams 5G3 McCrearv. 389 Johnston 1041 King i.. 12S When the first' ballot was announced, a motion was made that at the close of the fourth ballot the name of the candidate who had the lowest number of votes should be dropped. The motion was agreed to, after considerable confusion. SECOND BALLOT. Williams.. McCreary, Johnston. King 565 406 ,....154 123 On the third ballot the vote of Adair was changed from Williams to McCreary. THIRD BALLOT. Williams... 561 i TWnn 19? JOnnBlOn...... ....., IJ 1 jj-. ino '"B- iuo When the result of the third ballot was announced, the convention took a recess till 8 o'clock, to meet at Major Hall. 'Nisrfat Newiloo. ti. i:. . a i. j rvv ,Uu or. .Before the ballot was entered upon the names of 'Johnston and King were .-lj tt a. . FOURTH BALLOT. WilliaraB., McCreary. 593 , .....;668 When the result was announced, Col. McCreary was escorted to the speaker's stand and addressed the convention. His speech is reported elsewhere. Col. Stoddard Johnston, Gen. Williams and Gov. King, the competing candidates, each thanked tbe convention for the sup port they had received and pledged their hearty support to tbe nominee of the con vention. BALLOT FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR. 1 he convention then proceeded to oaiiot for Lieut. Governor. It was now 11 o'clock, hut the convention refused to adiourn. I Tt. n.mr.Un r. TtnAwnnA .Tma tirir Tia an a ita i. a..u.iiao V..U..U, u xv. Burton were presenieo. uov. XaiDg was nominated, out at nis urgent lequesi uia , I not done,;as be feared it would injure his friend and neiglibor. Major Moss, who ,. . -a-j:,iai. - a,.,, I 1 I I. .. 1 1 1 I an anal, nw Tk. nunll "u mcir uuiuimuuniiiiiun. au;juuia ofthe ballot was as follows: Underwood., 1......I lu "BJSV r. 11 King 140 Burton 101 ' - Gov. King succeeded in getting his name a,;iu.n :,i.iurn.. -, .a.,.lt .. n JUa.uc.u.b - nounced, and ihose who had voted for that I have lost any of my self-respect entiously endeavored to discharge my du him went to the other candidates. Mr. or regard for ray countrymen. I want you ty But not solely for the reward ot this v. .......... . a laa annn a ahaal Caf lHV fT 1 1 1 1 1 Jl n T ft 111 1 1 T . ' I . 1 X I 1 . i L Underwood briefly thanked the convention , .. . . . ,. . for the honor conferred upon him. promised to prove during the canvass that the trust reposed in him had not been mis placed. The convention, at 12:45, adjourned un til 9 o'clock rext morning. Friday's Sesslou. the convention was called to order in Major Hall by Gen. Desha at 9:30 o'clock jl m. ine ursi pusiness in order was tue a. . a a. a . a nomination-roa attornbt general. The following gentlemen were placed in flSin Jl .-111.111- , .. , i, - las; Jere D. Iillard.of Owen; J. W. Blue, of Crittenden;Thosia Moss, of McCrack- en, and Robe J. Breckinridge, of.Boyle. '"S """ a point whers it was .eyident that Moss would receive the nomination, when Mr. Hareis withdrew his name from beforethe I J -onTeillj-11 pay;Dg a h;gh compliinent to . . ,. . tfae other candidates, and thanking the A! f L. a. . -T a. 1 1. a 1 I J 1 i uudvcdhuu itir iuc euppurt wm nau uccu given mm. ;-n -r - . Col. R. J. Breckinridge also withdrew his Dame, with thanks to-the convention, Thos. E. Moss v.as then declared the nominee ofthe convention by acclamation. The nominee was called to the stand, and returned his thanks in a neat and happy little speech I nominations for auditor Was the next order of business, and D Howard Smith, Fayette Hewitt, and Jos. R Gardner were named as candidates. Before the ballot was concluded, a motion , : 7 r otbmitb by acclamation, which was done; and CoL Smith gave -expression to his gratification in a short speech. treasurer. James W. Tate was nominated for Trea urer by acclamation. He was called to tbe stand and responded briefly. superintendent or public instruction. Dr. H. A. 1L Henderson was nomina- lon by acclamation. Ltlisspeecb appears elsewhere.! register or lasd orncE. .be following names were proposed ior Register of the Land Office: Ricbd. Sharpe, Sam. M.Sanders. W. H.Thompson, Thos D. Marcum, E. F. Harrison, C. J. Hinkle, and Alexander Grant. The first ballot resulted as follows: Sharpe 353 Grant 383 Harrison 80 IJinkle -160 Sanders .. 78 Marcum 157 A motion was agreed to that the name ofthe lowest candidate should be dropped at the result of the second ballot. Tt.rn, ,i, n.i K.iim . -nn-ij.j , , , , , , the contest had narrowed down between Marcum and Grant, and the result by changing, and subsequently recalling the counties, showed a large majority for M'arcum. The result of the ballot was not announced by the secretary. Mr. Marcum was called to the stand, and in a brief speech thanked the conven tion lor the nomination. Hon. Cassius M. Clay moved a vote of thanks to the presiding officer and others, after which theconvention, at l:30o' clock, adjourned sine die. The Speechifying. HEMA1C8 or couvonysTos. GCNTLRMIX OF THE CONVE.NTIOX I thank you for the compliment in calling me to appear before you, inasmuch as it gives me an opportunity of returning my thanks to those noble friends who have so bravely stood by me during this extended canvass, and who may have cheered me by their presence in this convention. 1 have no language to convey to them the gratitude I teel. Although Uefeatc-I in this contest, I beg them to believe 1 snail ever cherish the friendship and devotion tbev have exhibited to me. I thank you for the opportunity ot appearing here ana giving my cordial endorsement to this nomination, and to say that there lingers not within my heart theMiguteet particle of mortification in my defeat, but that I rather cherish with pride the opportunity which will he offered me to show mv lr- vntion to the nartv of mv choice. a'nJ in sustaining the nomination with all the en- .. . . , t. . I thusiasm at my commano. it is true, .i.. : ,Y,.m.t.fnThr)pm.l ocratic party ot Kentucky for this nom,- nation, 1 londly hoped to receive at yo r hands such an honor, Out what is perao - al aspiration as compared wtin me sue- cess of such a party as ours, with the nrincmles? I have ever felt ready to make anv cersonal sacrifice for the success of Uhnaannnninloa anH 1 1 0 .1 I nnn,i mv own sense ol duty, instead 01 yielding 10 w hat I regarded as the claims of my friends, my name should not have been before the convention today. But I re- joice that all seems so pleasant now, and that we ail stand here united, oounu io- ether in the bonds ol a great leiiowe&ip, etermined to preserve the unity of the Democratic party and wortc ior its success, nol ony ; Kentucky, but in the whole Union. Again I thank you, gentlemen. GENERAL WILLIAMS REMARKS. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Convention L have been too much accustomed through life to such struggles as this to be hurt by this. I bow on this, as I have on all such occasions, to the majesty of the people. I desire here to return my sincere thanks to tbe gallant ana I a, a- U ab a. aa 4..anHa aHn hVA a"B. t-j-ad throu.h tn!. conflict to the present moment. It has been said that I minht bolt if I were not nominated. ih03e who have asserted mat nave enure- 'J uiisumeu weir mail, i nuun mjr uuijr . aanntr .nti to mv party. Applaust I Fellow-citizens.it is no poor aisiincuop 10 oe me Bianuaru-uearer I h . .' . - , , i ii i me eraocraiic party in me granu a..u glorious old commonwealth 01 iwentucicy. Rut na vnn hiivp not chosen me. hut have. . j-- .. -, . in your wisdom, chosen another gentle- man.yqu will hnd no man who wiiLworic more laimiuny .ior me euccesa 01 m Democratic party than myselt. Ap- plause.1 It is not myself. It is my conn- try, r am one of the people, and my heart knows no emotion exceptallegiance In the neonle. I hone this convention 1 ... . r . , . will, beiore it adjourns, place tne party UUUU UUC jVCUIUWUm, uiOHUim. a m' aire to see success above all things on earth !ar above anything personal to '"j""' - v i , " - thousht Droper to honor one aoove me, ,a '"',;: 1 j. the coming campaign. The people de- we Uur line sb&ll be fixed betweeu State and Federal power;-that you shall assert- the citizens has rights and the people liberties that must be sustained at all hazards. Ap- plause. The Democratic party has a high and holy mission oeiore it. ll nas to preserve the liberties of this country, the grand Old house our laiuera ouiiu Although it has had great holes KnocKea through it by cannon bans, ana ne . beauty ofits columns have oeen marreu bv the hacks of the saber, still it sunds upon tbe rock ol the will ol the pe.opie. 1 want t0 Bee tue Uemocratic party put I ua-c uui muic uuu , . .. . ,L couotry a((l I J I . ... - restore peace, and put it in a new career of prosperity. The party cannot, die it is immortal. lApp auBej mis granu old parly baa stood Ihe storms of a hun dred yeara. It has had the strongest op- ponents against it. The old Federal par- ty, the Whig party, the tree boil party and the Know Nothing party have op- I J Tl 111 a. I l.a... a.a..a.a. V.a,t a. -V -a h "Len wad Gainst thia nicts that have been waged against thia -fand old 'party, the Democratic party of 1 . . tialUlt P4T i KltV (I....! Tft WrVnW i unvu. -a-" "-j against it. Gentlemen, I will not detain you. I give my hearty acquiescence to your verdict. Applause. COLONEL M CREABT's SPEECH. Fellow Citizens or Kentucky: There are times in the lives of us all when words are but leeble to express the feeling and emotion of our hearts. Ibis is one such occasion tome. I have been an humble worker in the Democratic party all my life. I have been honored with some po- sitions, but the honor which the people of the proud Commonwealth of Ken - tucky have now done me.is one for which I have not words to express my thanks. I extend to the neon e of the Lommon wealtb, through their delegates, through you, the representatives of the people, my most heartfelt thanks. 1 have believed that the. success ofthe Democratic party was paramount to the success of any individual, and when I entered upon the canvass as a candidate for the nomination of Governor, I deter- I P1'.ned w.uon the convention was held to ."""t! I lay mem nere ui iuc uapiuti, ur re yuii were to hold the convention, and the peo- pie of this Commonwealth p-isn upon them. Had you selected one ol Uieae die- tinguished gentlemen wbo were mv com- natifftaa T nrmilil lmvp Qlliinirf nrl liim heartily. I would have done all that I could. I should have gone to work and spoken for bun throughout the Common wealth, wherever I could have added to his interest and advancedt he interests of the Democratic party. But, lellow-citizens, now that you have nominated me as your standard-bearer in the race for the Governor of Kentucky, I extend to you my heartfelt thanks. I go forth in Kentucky as your standard-bearer, nerved always by the memory of this seene; nerved and encouragedall the time by the fact that I was nominated, as it has been toia to me. oy me largest con vention evertissainbled in Kentucky since 1850. This proves to" tne that the Dem ocratic party in Kentucky is growing; that the Democratic party is a party of progress. 1 will go forth encouraged by the fact that the Democratic party, as- eembled in a gteat multitude like thii representing every class, profession and trade selected me to be their standard bearer, and I ask you all, andthe people you represent, to aid me in this canvass. Of these gentlemen, with whom I have had tbe contest for tbe nomination, I will say I entertain nothing but the kindest feeling of friendship, and I will say ifthey had received tbe nomination I would have gone forth and worked for them. I be- Jieve from the warm friendship thatex- tata Utamn mvanlfflnd thrifl I7pnlman 1 they will be found assisting me an J ad- vunciiig mc imcrcrio v. iium(i.us pay. t .... , Fellow citizens, it has been but a few years since the fragments ol the Demo- cratic party were gathered in the city or iouisviiie. alter the war. oince inai time the Uemocratic party naa extended cles or ill-advised or unfriendly legisla-it- power throughout the United States. I tion; vain the menacing rod of tyranny It war in mtr own .n m m O n Y e &, 1 1 1 . II was here on iS.entuCKy sou, mat me . .. . Democratic party war first gathered up after the war. It was here that the Dem- ocraiic party won its nrst victory auer me nwm. jt naa i you nrsi Hem a sona ueiegauou ui uuu- 2reHmeii. iu victory inai was gaineu in Kentucky sent a thrill through your I sister stales bordering on ixenlucKy, ana I now extends an tne way up into aiassa- ciiusetis, ana an over me country ine Democratic wave is beginning to roll, from the most northerly point of the ITnital Ktntpa in th- mnat artnfho-lv ftnrf I . i, . " from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, To - day the watclnvord ofthe Democratic i .u.-.o...i ....... the party lo-dv is comoosed or old- line Whigs and old-line Democrats; Fed-1 eral soldiers and Confederate soIJiers: all combined tozethe'r to-resist the encroach- I mania n( ffs.llMlllm It wae a nl an these elements mat-enablel u, last November, to elect a- 'maioritv in the I Mower bouse of Congress. It is by th union of all these elements tliat we wil ill be able, I dare say, in 1876, when the re- turns come tromthe Presidential election, to say to the people of the United States that the Democratic party again elected a f resident But, fellow-citizens. I will not detain you at this rate hour. I nope in every part of Kentucky'") have the opportuni ty of discussing tbe national issues of the day. I shall spend the time from now until the August election, endeavoring everywhere to carry yonr standard as val iantly and faithfully as I can. Thank God that 1 can; that I am not only friendly with all my opponents in this race, but a I t k ll - I . i a I Te IX 1. "th? 5Z t cratic party who is hostile to me. I can tury; woman is the conundrum of tho stand up and look every Democrat ia the nin-tM-nth " Wa n. !,,- T f i-w anrl ottti" litm 4e9 f-? mA nrl T 1 lieve that I will receive it, I thank you MIIU ar - UIU A a again lor the honor you have conferred upon me. dr. Henderson's re-arks. jua. wUAinaan inn ui.iiluib,i ur mi Convention When an officer has served 8nd his act. haTe heea 0Den to the b,;c 8crutIn and eyen the adverse I .r .1 .. iCnllCi8m 0 lne uonesuy misiaicen or me w-n.oniv m.i;;on. n inJorament hv th-g peopie( 8U-i, M 1 naTe th;g jay re. ct,ved .is productive of a pleasure thatcan nni h fiilr nmT fnllr ' n wb(J ;g the oT the hooor. f confess that 1 have coveted tfie deserved amTa)Alsan ot mv fellow-citizens, and .el. ri 1. r. 1 .t. 1 vua k l iiaic nuiicu w BtwUic 41, aiiu iuc boon lLat T desired is now, by your unani- have known a, the whfle that integrity mnn, lHll TUT Iirili-ltll tlentAfP. I d industry cod aione 8ecnre the ap- proval 01 tne aiscriminaunz iiemocra- - .r ir.ntnnVr. ihirofn,, t h-v--on.ri nour nave a toiiei m;ndfui 0f the fai Uf01M d. I have sought to be fact that public honors are never comfortably worn when there ia a rlisnnnrovinif nrnte-t1 in nne'ii own hr-ast I j have submitted my every measure and act t0 the court of my own conscience, anj to-day. I stand before vou acquitted bT the Te-dict 0f that solemn tribunal of any v;0lati0n of confidence repooed in me I w;tj, reference t0 the trust committed to mdirectl0n.Thatlhaveerred.Ican afford ,0 conCad tj,, the experience that c0me30fnij8taies;gS0metimea the richest endowment for future usefulness, for all I CI UUI mi. ;j-a . atni hr, n mucu added power working into the final achievement Nobody passes at once to lne mastery in any aeparimeui oi inaus- ..lalaa .J l,n na .n..a.n. In III duicuw, ouu nucu ui. becoming a master in his work it'is evi- dent not only in the positive excellence of his performance, but in the certainty -with which be shuns delects; and tntee imper fections he has learned by experimental failures. In public and in private action, jt ;9 true that disappointment is often the 8Chool of achievement, and the thwarted I . .'a eff0rt ,AJ that btlp T., accomplithmentofour purpose atthe last, t any rate, I have done the best, as 1 a A . 'A AL-"a" 1 !lL unuersiooa u ai. ue uwz, sou, wiuj riper experience and an unabated purpose to labor for tbe elevation 01 my race irom i the low and miasmatic plains of ignorance I and vice, I here pledge to the Democracy of Kentucky a fidelity of official life that shall embrace the truest interests of all who have connection or concern with tbe common-school system. Nothing of a personal, partisan, or .sectarian nnture shall ever swerve me from the pair, or du ty. In tucexecutiou ot my official obli I cations I know no party, no sect, no friend, no personal interest. The Democratic parly in making me the nominee forSu 1 perintendent ot Public Instruction de- clares itself, in the most unmistakable manner, committed to the cause of popu lar education. All over this State, by public speeches, annual reports and con tributions to tbe. periodical press, ray trumpet has given no uncertain sound. Alike in the Bluegrass and the mountain section; alike in the Green River and ihe iiig Sandy valley, and the jaexson rur- chase; alike in the citicsand the country: alike before the Legialamres of our own and sister States,- have I advocated a ays- of PubI,.c 1 "a rnclwi? .fuPP,rtAd uPn a liberal scale. I have contended thai th r perpetuity ol free institutions depend upon 1, ! . I a-, af al me intelligence anu virmc ui mc ucupir, and that an uneaucaiea oaiioiia me u mu incr sheet of liberty. I have believed and raid, in unmuftlol tones and terms, that the mot powerful lactor in modern civilization was me con.- ih-h BAlmiil hoA-naa f T-ttfAr?nl?M1 1 1. 1 T"-. gene j- ui cuiuvtueu mum auu tiuuiw.u Xiuru oauun o opuviieui tua a"" ,!.vvlbv" 1 I D-a. 'na -a. 1. -.-.I M K 1- t-1 i""a -JaT 1 A1 Ital is power. ' The glory or a nation aoes not consist in the number and power of its troops alone, or in tbe fertility of its uomaiD, or in me vnric.jr ui ivo wnci jiu- ducts but in the character of 'its citizen ship; "III fares tbe land to haiteiing Ills a prey, Where wealth aeeamnlatei and men decay.' In the language of Lord Brougham: "Let tbe soldier be abroad if he will; he can do nothing in this age. There is an (Jiucr persunag-, a uciouuokc icro im poain in the eves of some perhaps in- aicrnK-ftnt 1 hi anhoolmfi-ter ia ahroan. . o - - . - . . .. and I trust to him, armed with his primer, against tbe soldier in full millitary ar- ray. ' A spirit broods over the world which demands tbe education of all men. It en compasses tbe earth like the atmosphere we breathe. It binds like the gravitation which spins the stars along their sunlit paths. Despotism trembles in its tem pled stronghold, as mind, determined to be free, thunders threatening at its-rates. Man is resolved to be educated. Thrones may decree against it. at.- m. .. .Jfi.l. at - t . boast in its shame, and legislature.? te tir- m anoramg me requisite aitlj, bat the- uiaeninraimentorrofnd from thedebatisg slaverv of snntitinn ! ;.nn near at hand. It is of the ordiaatie-a of God the destiny dttriaraphing Kamam- ty. vain is opposition: rain the obst- Uinn IIia nmiaBt Ai - theractitiouaditin.imii - ..J - ioi.n. wiran ur cnwier: nin 0r caste they will be swept away before: the tempest of the popular will like for ests are rended .when the whirlwind. usuming - girt ana inunaer shod, is on its resistless marcn. It man to- be tdaca ted he is to be free. The eenina of libera tv follow clou nn tti t 0f light, and no sooner does the Utter Wnd his buele-call than there ? n swering thrill from the trumpet of the former. I thank you, gentlemen of the convert f IT m cumpuniea.oi iaw nour. a, congratulate von nmn th i..t have otherwise prepared for the popular support. - j lurmer congratulate yon upon thapu v ' lnu aaminiairauon which is so honorably drawing to a close. TbeRo- mans bad a Shield which was fabled to have descended from heaven, and which IA Mntf II it f.mitll A a f I h M nvlnl -ava a toe P'eoge or national perpetuity and prosperity. May we alwavs find in the e noeiuy or our public officers to the trust of a liberty JaTine- ceo Die an XLfm that shall shelter from, harm every interest of our grand oid.tjommonwealth. We predict that General William will' be nominated for Governor to-day in the State Convention on tho first ballot, Flemifigiburg Democrat, 6th. Spit on your hands and try it again," Bro. Teaoer. Even IaAixn didn't spring to eminence in prophesying at one bound., " Z , . . . "StAjr," says Victor Hugo, "was' the.conundrum of the eighteenth cen-. O aa a . , we U never give ner up no, neveri A Pasccah clergyman lectured the other night on "The Devil," and. the church couldn't hold the crowd, audi was the anxiety of the Fadukes to . . . . , , ... " T -j I tron !iinf tron saint. Ik this realistic age the bogus- hero stands no show. ---. - Between two evils choose neither. ' Z. WAYNE 6R1FFIH, - HARTFORD, KT. Dealer la Drugs, Medicines and ChemxedUi in Toilet rlotps, Feney H-ir and Toeth Bruih ti, Perfamerj and Fuey Toilet, . -Articles, Trnitaj ad Shoalder Braces, Crarden ffcc-cU ; I Pnra WInef and Liquors for medical pmrpoeMa Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Dye'Stufs, Der. Fan. Ink. "CdtoIom. Gl Letter-paper. r.n. Ink. T.nve!ot$. Qlaa I Putty, Carbon oil, Lamps and Chlmn barbou oil, Lsmpi and Chlmnji. ' Phyticiana' prucriptioni accurately eon. nol lj . ponnded. FIRST" New Gootfca OFTHE.- WJI ." II. WaULIAMS, HARTFORD, KT. Take e pleaearei in aanaanetnt; u ue aiuieaa, of Hartford and Ohio eooaty.that he la .Receiving Daily, , THE LATEST NOVELTIES IN DRY GOODS; Gents' and Boys' Clothing,. BOOTS Jt SHOES, Hardware, Queniwar StADteand FANCY GROCERIES, Alio dUr I Leaf Tobacco, f h ,xAmag, I ' TT U j. naie. ijtt &nl imill proau- oi mj I ' JOSEPH VAUGHT, BLACKSMITH, HARTFORD, KT. All k'.ndj of BUekiailtlilng done la .food, etjle and at the loweit jriee foxcM.a oaly. JSORSE-SHOELyO. - i , a, a. h"" ipeeWty. AVillili.o..nrenndfort J I -l 1 a I J yni. ..sDinct, X. T. 31U HARDY ICK fc XAIX, siaLixs is DRY GOODS, GROCERIES. HATS, CAPS BOOTS, SHOES, HARDWARE, QnHESSWAREC.1, ..' ' Whleh we will- jell low for euh, or or country prodnee, papinj the klf beat market price. r a91"1?