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. ; At Bratton'i Building. East of the
One year, $1 60
-Eight months, 1 OO
Four months, GO
. Payment in advance In all cases.
Athena, o McArthur,').
Constable and Constable,
McArthur, Ohio,
WILL attond promptly to til busmen in
trusted to tlitlr or. In Vinton n.l Atli
ens countios, or any of tho courts of tho 7th
Judicial dut., and in tli Circuit oourt of tho
U. 8. for tho Southern district of Ohio. Claims
againtt tht (ovcrnmsut, ptmiona, bom ty and
naoit pay cmieota'i. janstr
(.A BATTN. Alllll. MTl)
McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio,
WIVL attend to a I tegiu lnMiui lntrntl
tn thulrcairln Vihton.Attiern.Jie' aii,
Rojs, UiK'kinit. aiidailji'tninpninmiet. l'nrMi'
nlar attemii n t'vrn tn t tie c 11c. ! n of soldier
laima TfT pLlon", bounli-a, arraie n J'SJ ,
to , against, lha U 8 or Ohio, Iin.lii.Ji. jr Mer
fan rn'l o'nWn Ur4
W, J. WOLTZ, "
PlitlH IN AND HIT hit ft tt
"f. "A T T1 TTT n T" T-t
Musical Instmnents, '
fl.lLI.ni Kl'b BlILDItlG,)
MoA RTITITIf, - - Ohio.
Fancy Goods, Toys Ac.
. Mrs. Maggie J. Dodge,
REBPfUTFULLV piniioiinfes to the eiliiens
of McArlhcr and vicinity that (ha has
josl ouned,eJ horraUmca
A large and well selected stotk of
HOODS he. he.
-f all kinds, all ot which will bo oM chtap
foffaah. iiot30 6m MnMJ DODGE
Mre, IjTbT Pngh,
03 door oaat of ha If B Church, it con
taatly ,toi v! n new ad Ji tloua to har larira
ittk of .
' Ac. fcc.
Bavinf In htr employ a full forca of aiper
Jtacad tmiBtanc. pin n wail prpf.rd to
promptly and naatly. Call and ico her atock
and M f,,nv;r(vr. nnv-ltrn
Kinney, Bundy &. Co.,
II A i I li it S ,
SOLICIT tha ai'cmnti of buainepct men and
individual of Jaekaon, Vinton, and adjoin
ing comities--dealdra in oxohango, niicurraut
.oncy and coin mako collections In all parts
of the country, and remit proceods promptly
n (ha day wa gat returns, (jovormnont seou
ritits and revonno stamps tlwnjn on hand and
forpala. tflrintcrot paid on timo ('epesits.
Toonot,Dina : 11 L Cb man, President; 11
P Bundy, Vie I'refident; T W Kinney Cahliier;
Wm Khmer; K II I.tulwick; a a auctin; J D
riarlc; W N Rnrkn: I Lrdwii V. nnSOinrt
Brown. Mackev, and Co.,
Wholesale Grocers.
No. 22 Paint street, Chillieothe, O.
MJCtfCIUNTS o! McArthur and furrotind
in? country, aro r ecfullv Invited to
call and exsniiso our Unck cntnimlia of every
thing in the Kiocery line, nhiuh wo nill aidl tn
low aa the lowc-r: imd all irooda wap anted to bo
juntas repreoni I. H'!f.irn p'lrcha lug a'o
wlisra Tin will do well 1 1 call in I ih. a we
will (fur y in IndiiiTriinitu not ba baaien
Witl Paint strcet.Jhillicothe. 0.1 door si.iitli
of ( Ki'll'n (inci ti in .i.ro. di'21mll
LirTO. IIOirE,
Corner Sixth and Elm Streets,
Cincinnati Ohio.
Terms $2,00 ncr Day.
OMNIbL'MjfiS carry hi. pawengura In and
fro.j tha care. 1'asnongera can tako tho
a'.rr.etcars at the I.ittlo Viuml and M CKR
doi ot, to rho corner of Fourth and Walnut sti.
only f-nr nii'ir-i frf m tlil honio. doc2niC
M. & C. R. R., TIME TABLE.
FEOM l.eciinl.er 3rd ISfiS, Traina
leave Stations i amed aa followa :
. Platinnt.
8 25 a m
0 fi") a m
1 15 p in
2 40 p m
3 15 pm
3 23 pm
3 40 pm
3 53 p m
4 07 pm
7 47 p m
Right Ex.
10 00 p m
11 05 p m
2 22 a m
3 40 a ra
4 02 am
4 14ara
4 20 a m
4 38 a m
4 CI a m
8 27 a m
Night Ex.
7 00 pm
10 48 p m
11 04 p m
11 18 p m
11 30 p m
11 42 pm
12 04 a m
1 27 a m
4 40 a ra
Cln. Furnace,
Vinton Furnace,
Hope Station, .
6 35 a m
10 29 a m
Hope Station,
Zaleski, . .
Vinton Furnace,
Hamden, . .
Cln. Furnace,'
Chillieothe, ...
10 43 a m
10 67 a m
11 09 a m
11 22 a m
11 40 a ra
1 15 pm
4 46 p m
6 60 n m
5 45 a ra
Trains connect at Hamden. with Mall tr.;
.to and from Portsmouth O.i-, , dec7-6i
NOTICE Any person obtaining ten aub
acribera, and sending us tha money,' irr
uDOLUBs,ahaJl racalTstfce Vimtox Bicosb
aa year gratis. - . -
mi mmm - ram
VOL. 1 l'l UI'W VIVTHM ATiIV'I'V ULIIIMiddikdv n ii.i-o Z7K 7T
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M. & C. R. R., TIME TABLE. Miscellaneous.
'You're mistaken, I would sooner
die than marry a mere country
"But, Fred suppose Iter intelligent,
moral, full of natural poetry, ten
Jer hearted, graceful, unspoiled by
admiration, a guileless, simple lov
ing creature."
"Olt," said Fred, "a choice col
'taction of virtue and grace. Coun
try beauties are always sweet, and
o are country cows. No, I tell
ynu, if she was as lovely ns an an
:el, wilh the Lest sene in the
world, still, if unskilled in music
ind literature, with no soul ahove
'-hums and knitting-needles, I
vould not marrv her for a fortune."
"Ila ! Ha !" laughed Helen Irving,
! ut it was a very pianissimo laugh,
way down in the very corner of her
neart. Hidden by the trunk of a
ree, she sat reading within a few
feet of the ecotist.
In another moment tho young
man came in sic it. Fred'tt f:ir
rimsoned, and he whisre red in '
visible terpidation,
'Do you think the heard me?'
No,' rejoined die other audibly
she shows no resentment, .lie has
not even looked up irnni her book ;
you are safejtdi could not have
heard you, but what an tingel she
Yes Helen was an angel as far as
outward beauty might merit the
eeonium. hlie 6at half reclining
on a rustic Beat, striving to smooth
out. tho dimples in her cheeks as
she laid her book aside and began
to twine a finished wreath of wild
Leaning on one white arm. the
gnarltd white oak tree a back
ground, flowers strewed around her.
peeping from her white dress, she
sat quite at her ease, apparently
unconscious that two handsome
young gentlemen were so near lie"
Approaching with a low bow.
upon which his mirror had set the
seal of faultless elegance. Freder
ick Lane took the liberty of asking
f tne young lady would infrom him
where Mr. Irving lived.
With an innocent smilo the
beauty looked up.
Mr. Irving, the only one living
n.the village, is my father ' said
she rising in a charming and grace
ful manner. 'The lurire house on
igh ground, half hidden by trees
.ind thick shrubbery, that's where
we live. I believe it was an acad
emy once, that's a sort of a select
school, isn't it?' with the most nat
ural simplicity, turning to Fml.
He replied with another grace
ful bow.
'Tell your father,' said he, 'that I
shall do myself the honor to call
upon him to-morrow, lie will re
member me, Frederick Lane, at
your service.'
'les sir, I will tell him for you,'
said Helen,
around her pretty arm, and making
a rather formal courtesy. Then
catching up her booJs, and gather
ing the scattered llowers, she hur
ried home.
'Now, lather, mother, aunt and
sis,' exclaimed the merry girl bound
ing into the room where the family
.ere at. supper, 'so sure as you
utd I live, that Mr. Lane, you talk
much, about, is in the village,
lie will call here to-morrow the
i;rst specimen of a city beau, (as of
course he wilM all sentiment, re
linement, faultless in kids and spot
less in dickey, important and self
assured as one of that kind ,can
possibly be. Promise me, all of
you, that you'll not lisp one word
about music, reading and writing
his presence, because I have a
plan. Father will not, I know, but
j'ou, sift, will keep quiet and ask
no questions, I will give you that
work-box you have coveted so lor.g.'
'Helen, you are not quite respect
ful,' said her father.
'Forgive me, dear father,' . and
her arms were around his neck. 'I al
ways mean well, but I am thought
less. There, all is right now,' she
added, kissing him lovingly on the
'Come, sis, what say you?'
'Why, on that condition, I'll be
as still as a mouse ; but what's your
Ah ! that's my own,' said Helen,
dancing out of theroom.
Helen sat at an open window,
through which rose-bushes thrust
their blushing buds, making both a
sweet shade and fragrance. The
canary, overhead, burst forth every
moment in wild snatches of glori
ous music. Helen was at work on
long blue stockings, nearly finished,
and her fingers flew likeLsnow
birds. ' t.
'You knit most admirably. Are
you fond of it ?'
'Yes, quite, I like it bettei than
anything else that is, I pean I
can churn well.' - i
And do you read much V (Fred's
glance had traveled from the cor
ners of his eyes over every '.table,
shelf and comer," in search of, 6ome
books or paper, but not a pajce, nor
a leaf, yellow or' rare, repaid Jiis
'Oh, yes,' said Helen, with 9 satis
fied air. !J '
'What books J permit me tpaslc.'
'I read the EiCle a good deal,' she
said grayely.
Tu iUn nil V
'AH, of course not, and whV, do
we not find in the Fible ? History,
poetry, eloquence, romance the
most thrilling pathos blushing,
and recollecting herself, she added,
with a manner as childish as it lie
fore had been dignified, as for the
older books, let me see, I've got in
my library there's the primer,
(counting on her fingers,) second
chm Reader. Robinson Crusoe.
J 111 It I 1(11 )
JNurery laics, iairy .Stories", two
cr three elements ot something,
P.iography of si n e person ortber,
Mother's Magazine, ar.d ilung
William HI. There, isn't thut a
good assortment?' '
Fred smiled.
Perhaps I don't know as much
as those who have went to school
more,' she added as if disappointed
at the mute rejoinder, but in mak
ing broad, and churning butter and
keeping house, I am not to be out
done.' ' . i
The young man felt more iif pity
than in love, but his visits did not
alwayls so resalt. , lie began' to feel
a magnetic attraction and he
mainly attributed it to Helen's
beauty ; but the truth is her sweet
ness and artlessnes of character,
engaging manner and disposition
quite won the city-bred aristocratic
Fred Lane. There was a freshness
about everything she said or did.
... The, perplexed as well aa.;tHfrght
ed him. ' ' s J
Often as he was wondering how
some homely expression would be
received in good society, some
beautiful sentiment would sud
denly drop like a pearl from her
lips, more remarkable for original
ity than for brilliancy.
'If I should fall into the snare,'
thought he, 'I can educate her; it
will Le worth trying
It was useless to combat his pas
sion ; so at last he fell at Helen's
feet, figuratively speaking, and con
fessed his love ibr her.
'I care not, Helen, only be mine,'
was his inavailablo answer to her
exclamation of unworth'ness, 'how
she would appear in society.'
They were married, had returned
from their wedding tour, and yet at
the expiration of their honeymoon,
Fred was more in love than ever.
At a grand entertainment, given
by the relatives of tho bridegroom,
Helen looked more beautiful. Her
husband did not insist that she
should depart from simplicity, and,
indeed, without jewels or laces,
with that fresh white robe, simple
sash of blue, and ornaments of fair
moss roe, she was By far the most,
lovely creature in the room;
As she entered the great saloon,
blazing with light, her heart failed
her. i
'Shall I love him as dearly,' she
asked herself, 'if I find he is
ashamed of me ? I cannot bear the
thought; but should he overcome!
all conventional notions, then I
Lave a husband to be honored, and
then he shall be proud of his wife.'
How she watched him as he pre
sented her to one and another..
'Simple,' whispered a magnifi
cent girl, resplendent with dia
monds, as she curled her lips and
passed by. The observation es
caped neither Helen nor her hus
band. She looked at him. He
smiled a lover's smile, and only
drew her closely to his side. Many
in that brilliant gathering pitied
poor Fred, and wondered why he
had martyred himself on the shrine
of ignorant rusticity.
But he ! O, Joy 1 he seemed only
to love her the more as she clung
to his arm so timidly ; his noble
face expressed the pride he truly
felt, he looked as if he would have
swept back the scorners with one
motion of his hand,Jiad they ven
tured one wave too high on the shore
of his pride. He seemed to excuse
every look, every word, not in
strict conformity to etiquette ; and
Helen's heart beat high, and tears
came to her eyes, when she felt
how noble a heart she had won.
The young bride stood near her
husband talkiug in a low tone,
when a new comer appeared. She
was a beautiful, slightly formed
creature, with haughty features.
Ill concealed scorn lurked in the
brilliant eyes whenever she glanced
toward Helen. Once she held
sway over the heart of Fred, and
hearing whom he had married, she
fancied her timo had come.
Do you suppose she knows any
thing?' whispered a low voice near
Helen's eyes sparkled, her face
flushed indignantly. She turned
to her husband. He was gone,
speaking at a liUle distance with a
Do you play, Mrs. Lnne?' she
al;cd. There was a mockinsr tone
in her voice.
A little,' answered Helen, her
cheelis blushing.
And ring?'
A little,.' was the half reply.
' Then do us a favor,' exclaimed
Miss Somersi looking askance at
her companions.
'Conic, I, myself, will lead to the
Hark I whose masterly touch!
Instantly was the half spoken word
arrested, the cold ear and haughty
head were turned in listening sur
rrise. Such melody ! Such cor
rect intonation! Such breadth,
depth, and vigorous touch! Who
is she? She plays like an angel!
And again hark ! A voice rolls
a flood of melody ; clear, power
ful and passing sweet; astonish
ment gains many a fair cheek a
deep scarlet. There is a deep si
lence unbroken, and silver strains
float up:
"Aye! caro I not for cold neglect,
Thotiph tears unbidden start,
And scorn U but a bitter word,
Save when it break the heart.
If one be true,
If one be true,
The world may careless be.
Since. I may onlv keep thv love,
And tell my grief to thee.""
'Glorious voice !' said Fred to his
friend, whowith'the rest had paused
to listen.
-Wlt oXn ehe ', '
The words were suddenly ar
rested on his lips. She turned
from the piano, and tho unknown
was his wife !
'I congratulate you, Fred,' said
the young man at his side, but he
spoke to marble. The color had
lef his check. He walked skwly
toward -her.
If he was speechless with amaze
ment so was not she. A rich bloom
mantled her cheek, triumph mado
her eyes sparkle as they never did
before; they Hashed like diamonds.
A crowd gathered to compliment
her. In a graceful acknowledg
ment she blended wit and humor.
'How well she talks : who would
have though it!' He has found a
treasure,' was whispered all around
fho room.
Meanwhile, Frederick Lane stood
like one enchanted, while his little
rustic wife quoted books with per
fect abandon, admiring this one
condemned that.
A sedate looking student lost
himself in a Latin quotation ; Helen
smilingly finished it, and she re
ceived a look of eloquent thanks.
Bon mots, rapartee, language rich,
fancy and imaginary, fell from her
eautifu! lips, as if they had re
ceived a touch from some fairy,
Still Frederick walked by her
side like one in a dream, pressed
his hand over his bewildered eyes
be sure of his senses when he
saw her bending, a breathing vis
sion of loveliness, over the ham.
ner lull arm leaning on its golden
strings, heard again that'rich voice,
now plaintive with some tender
memory, rise and fall in sweet and
sorrowful cadence.
Tell me,' said he, when alor.e
'what does this mean ? I feel likt
one awakened from a dream.'
'Only a country girl,' said Helen,
then falling into her husband's
arms, she exclaimed, 'forgive me, I
am that little rustic that you would
sooner die than wed. Are you
sorry you married me?'
'Sorry, my glorious wife. But
Helen, you could not deceive. Did
not understand you had never '
'Been at an academy" she broke
; 'never took a music lesson,
never was taught to sing, all very
true, and yet I am all you see me
here to-night, myself my own teach
er; with labor and diligence, I hope
am worthy to be the wife of one
good and exalted as I find my hus
band to be.'
Reader, wouldn't you and I like
be there just n5w and hear her
story, the laughing between smiles,
and pretty face and dimples, as she
tells how she banished the piano,
books, harp, port-folio, music, all in
an empty room by themselves, and
locked the door, leaving them to
seclusion and dust, while the young
country girl without any deep laid
scheme, succeeded in convincing
the well-bred city gentleman that
he could marry a charming rustic,
if her fingers were more familiar
with the churn and knitting needles
than the piano and books ?
Coming to the Point.
good story is tol l of a Metho
dist preacher and the 6toryis true
to tne letter who lived almost for
ty years ago. He was a bachelor
and we could write his real name,
tut prcler to call him Smith. lie
resisted many persuasions to mar
ry, which his friends were con
stantly making, until he had reach
ed a tolerably advanced age and he
himself began to feel the need of,
or, at least, to have new ideas of
the comfort of being nursed by wo
man's gentle. care. Shortly after
entering one of his circuits, a mai
den lady, alsoof ripe years, was
strongly recommended to him, and
us ineiKis-atnqn urgea mac ne nail
l etter get married, representin
that thef ow lady named would
probably hot refuse him, notwith
standing lis reputed excentrici
ties. f
"Do yfu think tho?" rcponded
the dominie, for he very percepti
blyjisped; "then I'll go and thee
Ho was a man of his word. He
rang at the door-bell and -was an
swered by tho servant-maid.
"Ith MithP within?" briskly
but calmly asked the . lover.
"Yes, sir. Will you walk in?"
"No, I thank you. Bo kind en
ough to thay to Mith P that I
wish to thpeak to her a moment."
.Miss P appeared, and re
peated the invitation to walk in.
"No, thank you 5 I'll thoon ex
plain my business. I am the new
Methodist preacher. I am unmar
ried. My friendth think I'd better
marry. Thoy recommend yo-a
my wife. Have you any objec
"Why, really, Mr. Sm "
"There, don't anthwer now. I'll
call thith day week for your reply.
uoocl day! '
On that day week he-reappeared
at the door of Miss P 's resi
dence. The door was opened by
the ladv herself.
"Walk in, Mr. Smith."
"Can't indeed, ma'am. Plcath
anther me yeth or no."
" en, Jir. bmith, it is a very se-;
rious matter. I should not like to
get out of the way of Providence "i
"I perfectly understand you, Miss
P. We will be married thith day
week. I will call at thith hour.-
He called on that day week, at
that hour. She was ready; they
were married, and lived happily
Hon. Allen G. Thurman.
In the election for United States
Senator last Thursday, tho Demo
cratic members of the Ohio Legis
lature cast their voto in a body for
Hon. Allen G. Thurman, for that of
fice. Of course being in a hopeless
minority they could neither elect
Mr. T., or prevent the election of
John Sherman, but'tho Democratic
mcml ers bestowed their vote on a
man eminently worthy to receive
it, and who, with his distinguished
abilities and noble patriotism, has
honored the party not less then he
was honored by the unanimous vote
of the Democratic delegation for an
office for which none is beltenual-
ilied then Mr. Thurman. Mr. Thur-
man is one ol nature s nobleman, '
One of the ancient fathers des-!
cribed woman as a necessary evil,
, . ... i
a natural temptation, a desirable
calamity, a domestic peril, a deadly
fuse nation, and a na nted i . He 1
omitted tho better delinition a :
natural heaven.
A girl m a paper mill in
a BV
of t
found a ring composed
diamonds, among .some rags
was picking.
but one man who wasn't spoiled by,
, . v j tt t
being lionized, lie was a J ew, ;
named Daniel. j
Ronitor finraeiio pmnlovn R W)
ftenator aprague emP10J8 o.uuu ,
he "has no particular interest in
the business."
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An "Amnesty" from Hon.
S. Cox.
His Speech in Tammany Hall, New York,
on the Night of January 8, 1866.
societies had been severed ; domestic, Iiter
, nrv. social, political and re g bus circles
Wcre all diwganized; the last and only
link the Democracy, remained. Faithless
gentleman of Tammany
bociety, has In It the pRrase and soul of am
nesty. It bids us forget all victories since
tint "great victory which closed the war of
1312." The lustre of a united patriotism
whl be tarnished to-night by no unchwl
nble memories. I Join you In thaf'nnfelgn
ed joy with which you hail the advent )t
a season when we can recur to an event
which no achievements In our Subsequent
history tnn ever dim. and which reunited
brethren In every portion of our glorious
republic can celebrate with equal pride."
In eelebminer this flfrWii nmifvi.pfioi.irnf
the victory at Xew Orleans over a foreign
foe. we not only bury for a season our own
domestic strife?; we glt the statueique
form of Audrew Jackson to the morbleand
that of his heroic namesake, "Stonewall"
Jackson, to the dust. To ree tills is the
rhief attraction of ti ls banquet. ' If the
t h ef Magistrate, wlcldh g the civil auth
m It, ( nu pardon the errors and crimes of
his ot n recusant section ; If General Grant
c 1 1 v r ':ith his sword w ith the garlands of
j. otI will ; if the organized Goverument la
nil Its brtuehej (av the Legislature), can
temper justice with mercy, may not the
pi-Hat Democratic heart, whose pulse 1s here
i'i Tammany and In w hose honor I am re
quested to speak iweeten its festivities
with the associations of forgUeneis? If,
by reuniting In spirit again with that
branch ol'the Democracy which left us la
l-'JO. we meet the reproaches of the revenge
ful n d sullen, wo share them ulong with
our clement Executive. If he, in civil af
fairs, can atcpt victory without reprisal
and riUo the fallen foe. w ithout piercing
him with additional punishment may we
iior, in our party relations, be excused for
following to christian an example? -
The crime w hich followed the defect of
tho Deinocntle party i.i lSGOhas been pun
ished. In tin charred homes, the wasted
lleh's. the Packed towns, the mined thnr.
oughfarns. the rude swath of desolation and
im-e. y wnicn ma their saddest climax of
woe tn the bereavement so comfortless and
the mournhur so rjoienant fnrihn dead, ail
spp ik of penalties soheavy that none-but a
iicnn woiiiu willingly add to their weight.
That these results were a rnnsprinonnn n
v-v u'.sumijH uj uie ivemocracy oy the
Southern portion of tho party i3 now his
tory. Th it great party whose beginnings
w-ru.cocval with the Constitution, whose
philosophy Is In JcfTorsou's Inaugural,
WllOSU Successes, had thirteen our. ettthm
.1 . .1 ..... . j.; . . .
fr'cn 1 residents since tho clectiou of Jcff-
in-KMi. wiiosq nciiiovcments tn rorelgn war,
tcn ii orhl expansion and domestic progress,
constitute the advancement of our country ;
the party which, through shineand shadow,
advanced tho starry tiag and the civic fas
cej. at last succumbed, not to aa enemy, but
to its own Internal dissentlons.' .None but
itself could be Its concmeror!. Wa know
hurt th div UhwtsiRiroe.-"me Uttle errtc '
in ish oecatne a tincture in.l&i8, and al
though cnv nted and trcllised over iu 1853
and 1850. as if by a quake of nature Itt'lSOO,
became an unbrklgable chasm. The agita
tions of the slavery question, beginning In
ls20. with the Missouri contest, creeping
into Congress in 1$.35, in the form of peti
tion, nt last touched territorial government.
But during trCH'yeors the Democracy were
uiififl'tcteu. The Tresidcncv. in 1852 and
o(. was won on the ground of non-intervention.
Tro-slavery and anti-slavery
men. forsettlng their differences, united by
a love of 111. ion. to leave this vexed matter
to the local authority. Gradually the ex
tremes of t!'0 North produced their counter-part
South, and while tho nation, In
1SCI by its majorities for Ceil and Douglas,
voted and hoped for union, the fatal Demo
cratic fracture gave the President to a
minority a id the land to sectional strife and
fraternal bloodshed.
I recall these things because it Is neces
sary to have a plain tallc with Southern
men. Forgetting the nsago and law of
Democratic conventions, they deserted tho
fla.or under which thev had ever found hon
orable protection. They left us alone to
hattlo with the common foe. They left us .
and retired sulleiily to the rear, nt a time
when the well appointed and fiercely in
spired Republicans were thunderitigou our
The Convention met at Charleston. There
wa n division nearly sectional among the
delfgnf3. While many eloquent champi
on of Democratic unity. North and SoutOa
wi re ready to concede much for the imper
illed country, the C invention was distrac
ted. The report of the committee, affirm
ing t'le Cincinnati platform and leaving
the uiiject of slavery where the contests of
IS. 1.V ard ISoO li ft it to the neonleof
the territories was passed bv n vote 173 to
13. Ilv Democratic usage this should have
settled the pi; foi m. By the code of honor
tills wa the law of our party. But Ala-,
bima, followed by Mississippi, Florida,
Texas and pirt of I.buisana. South Carolina,
Arkansas. Delaware and North Carolina,
withdrew. They withdrew because tho
Convention held that slaver.' might be des
troyed by ti e people of a Territory, and
would not agree to protect It by a code.
Under the brilliant h a I of Mr. Yancy a se
ceding Convent'o met. Then began tho
eha-m which widened till a stream of blood
.lli rl ltd 'ilivea OTi I tire It- u na crl t,m,w
for f.U n uir wlvi-.i that severance took
I'i k c- 1 nec nor, uwen on tne oitterrcss
of that hour. I only refirto Itto show that
piwcr of cohesion was in that Democracy ;
ftnfl whnr. pnn:r.mivifA fnllAtvnrt trv Hmn
tion. Religions societies had parted Ttract
w.ncu sparcu not. me union aner-
wards, spared not the Democracy then!
Assassins stabbed that party, and the nation
tottered ! 1 remember too well the tannts
and jeers hurled at Northern Democrats In
that bitter hour. It was on that hour on
the 20th of June, at Baltimore, that General
Richardson read the dispaWn from Doug
las : "I learn that there is danger that the
Democratic party will be broken up by the
breaking up of the convention such an
event would expose the country to sectional
strife. Intervention means disunion." Ha
pegged his friends to withdraw his name,
hut not to sacrifice the principle.. It was
M0 iatc. The wisdom of hia friends may
well be questioned. The Democracy micht
have uuitcd on James Guthrie, Andrew
Johnson or some other statesman; and Its
unloQ wouW uTe been the harbinger of
Do you know the sequel. Notwithstand
ing Douglas was nominated by the lawful
vote and the platform adopted by a major-
riva S"'! dlvld o??'
aim we casi wr iAmgia neariy twice Vxt

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