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ir . y.- 4 Ik) .-"n-.K.. y.tzlfvmK n f' AN:eotffiiER I! ... V Ir r 1 r. -e- T i . &' ? Jeckaea and SenYueky ata - . - . , i i ' -HiClaaaJirectcnr.". Iran's cf Lavs T. O. 'Goalder .Randle 1 Tjfer. nKtBgTirD,;B: k. -vriker; John Lauderdale. Joan W CowtrilL'T;: Logwa, Oecar Turner, J.G. Smith, Troy, r. Geurley A Crbett.rCrter:BIan- Fhytician$. ' O' 'AM A aibet? W m.' B. Benny, Wolf & PiatiCJrHr PVH,'J:S. Hubbard. ' T- Drug Storet.t, . . ; ", C-A- Jlolccnibe, W. R, WaftVfr viniT k BcrolJic'V; A.- McCatcbeo, -Wardurar and Tinicare. HmtM, White. CCMiMIJMi. i i 1 a: I u 4 M m i r ii 1 1 n i i riage-.i.nufactQry .jfitrick & lira. J""" j Cigar Manufacturer. t-5i Miller; ' " jWagon ifanufacturert. 'J-ijick A Baltter.i : "iPerBOBs, Ej C&ec. .-. . i t t - I JBarfcrra. . , 1 .i r?taff Co. . ' ' ; I thn't' Trit ' Suttery? . Kogert,,".: ZiIout tnd Si-j Painter. f , 'ifaaa. M. Jos. - .. ;- '5tpvUtiba Exprcsii; 8oatHra on, Steele t Co., AgeaU. i-V cat lure .voret, frtegldujL Charlea 0wal4. ' 'A i Rataage."''; ." ' . Flour trig Mill. ii. r - H.,JandruiB. ,Liceryt Static, 1. r. tf. v ... ,v - Si Jt atchmaktr and Jtu: lha 1. Walker. A. Plaut.4 . Boat and Shoe JShop. -;:- neuman, lasper soum a 77 rxz dire c ra? r. . a . - i. - . -. . . t wholesale grocers' and iwioa merchants ; Paul, Tarel A jrrr, bookeellera, stationers, boo k bind - : aadjob printer; II. A. lIuotiDgtoa, er in fine custom made clothing aud lemen a luratgaior roods. Huteld 'Cloud, tacey House, Muaioa Iloube. rho!on IIous. St EM FU1S DIRECTOR V. ' i!jITJonP Cr Clir,mel1 Drury, cotton forMKJ etra aod comuiioa mercbaata. EV.1X.SVII.LE. VOL. II. Xlateai "of Ad veriisin g. One PQTiarel tn hnea r 1pm .'in1nii!, each aubaequenl iaeertion 50c . square 2 taunt b, ... 5 00 7 7 DO ,10.00 J5 00 00 . 00 12 00 -18 00 25 00 - 9 00 13 TK) : 18 00 26 00 S5 00 -16 00 ' 20 00 25 00 - 35 00 60 00 . 40 00 66 00 ,75 00 CO 00 90 00 140 00 j w J f, CHJ HICKMAN, FULTON : C0UNTy, ;KE)VuCKY SATURDAY-, AUGUST 1, 1868: 8 12 1 2 3 6 - " "VI 1 ... . 2 : - 3 12 . . . Fourth column 1 month - - . i. Ilair eolutua 3 montha M - 12 Oat column 3 math 12 " . A W am Aaa Annlrmarr or tiie lirldal. "iix yaara tf feSy f what a Ions, lone wiu i iiguea jiaua .Herlin, amking into tb low aeat by the window, and pressiujr - lavje aaintit me clasa "vr, u-i-yv A waa i jiut it in all over j 1 shall never be happy again! mi u. eyea overnoweU with teara, uu urr memory went back to the old nome qs tier childhood, the p-eat ramb- ..vuuvi-uvuw iu uaio, wita ,il apacioua rooms, aoj blaxiog fires, and larg.hearted hospitality. She could see tne oij mdrin n'lk : : j . o f ' - - niiiuilJir hlMAH 1 i . . . . . . J -.v.v..a tuui rcireais. ana catr-h th aweet odor of the pinks, and the drowsy murmur of the beea: and thor tut woodbine-arbor, beneath which eho and Harry had sat ao oflea topietlipp ir I. i .. . O . -.vt. weu sne remembered one cvenmg'above all others an evenjng jn royal June "Sir, if you pity me, tell me the motnl at once; I can bear it" - 'Weil, madam, your husband-anJ his pirty bave been waylaid and murdered by the Indiana, i - . . : . - : VAlj? Pid none escape?" : . "Not onel" i tShe turned sharply, leaving hiax out a word : and he u hr enter GREAT SPECCII or iou.se. tbe$ and cloQvthe door alter hr--aid k GEO. H. PENDLETON, praion, West Virginia, on Thurt- t; day, July 16, 16C3. that was the end.Mle would never WT'ifr. i' Chairman, and Cenilemtn : It back anymore, oo matter how natuintlvfvill ta imcossible for me to make myself she might wait aud watchl He woa(;eardia this immeuse audience unless never know that he had a sou oevr keeD auiet : and I sha.ll ask that ook upon the little chubby face, "withJshile J am speaking you will allow me its, bold, blue, eves and" aunny curls, to iko proceed without interruption. I thank his own ! From henceforth hcttT)u centleinen: for the vcrv cordial re- heart and hop- were desolate. rttfnif Toa have iiist p-irrtine. The abu tnis was the anntversar7.0t ner wcuamg aay. MX years ago,:. anasne was a happy bride. Five years she had been a heart-broken widow. ITur bo Chaurmaoof your Executive Committee, no luvited me to attend your, meeting T.day, told me that I had no truer r'leous in Marriage Noticeaof the above character will be In serted free of charge. Obituaries and trib utes of respect ioierted $ 1 00 per t)Uar. t Ifcjr- Advertieemenia in Local Column $1 for four line or leea and 20 oenta for each additional line. i ft8?" Voluatry commnnleationa, contain ing interesting news, aolicited from any quarter. Newi letters from WtPtera Ken tucky and Tenneaaev eepcially desired. n m I I. f r i i 1 . i 1 . . . . t I ri-. . ' . ' the ai heavw mith - ri'T,u ueu anj "iJnPff'(j'r'n ir in- j ram came Uowu ia-great ttmrgyr , fcLi-'Tfirioja.rie the Union than I would meet rgima, v uji have proveu PROFESSIONAL. , -ATTOEITET fAT L'A., ; S o 1 ic i tor in Ch an c er y, . ' IKekmun, Ij". RFFEREXCES-Uio. J. L.Orr, Colnmbia, C.J Hon. B. P. Dunkin. C. J., Charles tua, tf. C; Hon. J. A. Iaertis, Asaoeiate Judge, Cbersw, 8. C; Ha. P. J. Moses. 8umter, P. C: Hon. W. I). Jbhnaoa, Chancellor, Ben Bettseillc, S. C- Geaentl Wkde Hampton, Columbia, S. C Gea. W. W. Ilarllee, Madi son, 8. a maylt-ly. (tmmiMioB. . .;'.;: tm,. C ity Otaer. v Jj'or. Sant'l. I.audrum. ' 'iy Judge. J. H. Iaria. i'lrrk.J: H. Morchead. Marthal. T- O. GOAtsDBn, Attorney at Lair, : ; and .; GENERAL COLLECTING AGENT HICKMAN", KENTUCKY. WILL promptly attend to l busiaeKS entrusted to htia fen Southwestern Ken tucky and West Teanefe. c. t. IODIC a. a. mum. HAUDZsS c TYLER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Collectors, Real Estate Agents, HICKMAN, KV. teg Will stteni promptly to all business and Northwesiern Tennetace. . (Special attention given to the Investig. lion of Land titles, aii-1 thepurcbne and sele of Real ltte. tdec251y. Pat Cunningham. y County omcera- Tou'nly'Jndg?. H. R.' Walker. Vitintif Attornrt ll. . Tylef. ' Vny Corf C'-'ri--no. A. Wilson. r' -Vr- t t rrnA . . or mi' Hal kern drugstore. ' - . - Dvutv Sheriff. IT. S. Chapman. TliMif "W; TK.mm. Pr Jailar.Gw W. Stubblefield, , e lii n xtmte$ District ,No.;li L G R-imLrJ. " Jacob - Bnshart. ' Cbftable George Morri. District" Nql .2, Owen Miles, aha Alfred -Nay lor. vonstabl It. Ti. WALKER, JOHN W. COWGILL WALKER & COWGILL, I miies, ana Aiireu -ayior. vonsiaoie l V Wm. H. Koper.. District No. 3, J. W. Msyi aad John Boyer. Conatable VL J George M. Wilboura. District No. -4. J. -N.Hawsin and R. Crosa. Coa- Attorurys at law, Hickman; - - Kentucky. WILL practice together in all the Courts of Southwestern Kentucky Connty, "Quarterly and Justices Onrts eieepted and in the Courts or weal Tennessee. Claims promptly collected and remittances made. arfar.cis: ITuinon Ey J- S. Hubbard, and Joseph Amberg;.Z.ouurt7e, "y. R. A. Robinson A Co., Wm. T. Bullock ; Ckncwnati, 0 llrdeti S. Wilson ; - Philadelphia, ra. J. R. Cemp bell A Co., Molton, Sibley A Woodruff. feb!5 ly. aUble L. Kl.att. County ,Af&r. Wan-Hubbard. , U. S. A tsc nor. T. C. Buck, , -r. S. Rev. Collector. II. C. Catlett. t''JuJg, Court of Common Pleas, TA T Vroaglahd. , . Circuit Court-. I. jUullock.4 i . . - - . - . : 4- Commonvrealth' Attorney. J.Tiee. ' Regttcr in Bankruptcy. Cha.Te '8. ZUrsoar, t. -i - - J - Mm , T Di hlS ( J. SAU.DEK, 'ISO returned to Hickman, with the iw of locating permanent ly, offers services ia tne various orancnea or nis professiea- OSiee opposite the eld Bank house, and Btl door to Kaadle A Tyler's law office. ij v Attorney at lavr9 HICKMAN, KY ROULHAC & LAUDERDALE, : Atcrieys sad Consselcrs At Law, . 1 1 ' HICKMA N, EJT. nv. ( U I K't-lpCM BLOCK, : - iriCrtMA, :' :' : KENTUCKY KFER3 Us profess! onaI'serices to eitfsentf or XIiekBiBu.' end Tjeiaity. twr28-1y'.- . . . the TO ' .- -- tit r i cs 1M3 Residence at 51RS. ASTPERSON 8 .. spl26--ly i J .' v. .r:'.' T-t t4t .';. -. V a -- - . 1 v Dis-'Gotrley &Corlettf Rsrift formed; eo-part.nrhip offer their f u?rl proiessional. service W (he public. CTjyrox STREET BUM JJLOCK, s V.Ji V- WILLettend promptly to the eoHeofion of CtfcifTT', to the MiTotifation of Land Titlefi, purciaie and sale of Real Estate, and the prosecution and defence of Suits in Southwestern Kentucky, Northwestern Ten nessee, and the adjacent fart of J a&ouri. t&" Office in Millet's Clock. dec25Iy J. Cr.'S HITH, Attorney at Iavr9 Solicitor inChancery, ; 2 i Troy, Tenn. SPECIAL attention given to .collecting, and to the investigation of Land Titles. . febI5 lj; , ;l OSCAR TURNER, wis Scscnro Tick ' ' - - ' PRACTICE OF ; ii AW, "'i A'--1 w coeaTtzs or ytiTo'y, nicKMAtr a XT) a n A ri's, A KD will attend promptly fo all business "V entrusted to a is care in said counties, andalojnthe other counties in this Ju dicial District. ' , , xvay- .iiiaress itner t'ADUCAll otfice, or BLASPVILLi; Ky. . ; aurl tf. Maj. LEE M. O AEDSER, Formerly of West Tenn. W. T. NOEL, . ETaasville, lad. pEECE:OX;cE ti if, rislyttiz x x. '4 f i GARDNER, NOEL COL, J I'orWardln? and Commlnclon tJi j SjKcial Railroad chU, A. ,t SyA and SteiamboaA Watrr Street, W hS ; OfPJpl Ti. HLC05i B EV CRITO 8T0R E Tf. rsAlsct n be found at ntghtvf the I Flour, Ac.; tpnai attention prin it Unyin?, re'iu-iucs iti vr. ivubtueon. V Si- JLiberat CASH ADVANCES made on consignments or Cotton; Tobacco, I'ork, -1, wiirglie3'"dow'D JyVneir owir tanae- perfuaie Ok that evening shs had listened to thestoiy that had been so of ten repeated, but which never grows old. " Maud, my- darling, I love, you will you be my .wife? "bhe recalled the very wards, she seemed to hear his dear voice, and aee his tendce eyes. - The en gagement ring was still upon her finger, just as be put it there that night, and be side it anulher, 'even more sacred, her wedding-ring. - And thie-etorniy, desolate night was the anniversary. Six years ago, and the old homestead in Ohio had rung with music and revelry. -Every window blai ed with light, aud every broad hearth stone glowed with flaming logs. For on that night, robed in white, and adorned with blossoms as spotless and sweet as her owu virgin heart, aud beauty and belle wherever she went,oame a bride. . Bidding farewe pother.-, oij ho me, and the old friends in t'S ysajaud went forth with her husband, theuceforth and for ever, to be the light of his home in the neighborhood of New York One year, one short, sweet happv year, that went by like gome rare, rich melody, without a single note of discord to break its diviuo 'perfection, and then the trouble came. . The bare reuienib rauce of it blanched the wife'e cheeks, and made her breath come in quick, painful garfps. At the close of that short, happy year of her wedded life, her husband re ceived information concerning the illness of an only brother residing in Califor nia. He was dying of a slow, but sure disease, and wished to see his brother's face once more. Harry Merlin did not hesitate an instant; the path of duty was plain he must go. Maud entreated to be permitted to accompany him ; but he wan inexorable. The risks aud hard ships was too great. , Left alone, Maud was not the woman to give way to despondency ; it was her nature always to keep her face to the sun. cue kept-heiseif busy with the duties of her household, and at last the dreary days went by, aud tidings from Harry came, lie was safe at his jour- leaving Harry, however, the inheritor of a considerable fortune. Junta suon as his business-matters could be arranged, i r . . i i, . . f i narry wroie, ue wouia start lor borne. Soon after a second post came, briuirin intelligence that Harry, in company with a party of brother-travelers, had set out, taking the overland route. Maud counted the days with throb biug impatience, the parting had been so long; she so pined to see his dear face, and hear his voice once more. She worked from morn till night, filling the rooms with little ornaments, and getting up little surprises against his return. She cultivated the flowers he loved, aud sang the baliaas he admired; never did wo man count the passing moments with such loving expectation. At last the day came, c-he had received no turtner in telligence, but Bhe felt sure that he would come.' The evening was in spring, geu ial and balmy, their little home a wild erness of blossoms. She prepared a banquet with her own hands; she adorn ed rooms with the flowers lie loved ; and even laid out his dressing gown and slip pers, lnen she went to her chamber. aud put on the dreg he liked to see her wear a mauve si oi-b. dainty laces at the throat and wy.Jbd jet and gold ornaments ; her flossy, brown hair held back by sprays of heliotrope and aweet verbena. Surveying herself in the mir ror, she smiled and blushed, remember ing his words when she had first worn the dress. ; " Ob, Jaud 1 you are so beautiful ; al ways wear this dress, darling," when you wish to please me." ' The May aun sank lower and .lower, and at last went down, leaving the earth wrapt iu the dusky mists of twilight Maud began to grow impatient. She lit the lamps ia the parlor, and then went out to the porch e to wait. 27e surely would come; no would not disappoint her ! .The golden tints of day faded like wild, wailing -.wiuUruahed round the gables, and weut fthrwking over the hills like human souls ia agony. Her heart ached with a desolation that seemed al most iusurportiJJe. , Life waa so bard ; yet, for the boy a sake, she must eudure aud live vu. j . She looked down at her sable garments with hot, blinding tears. 7 Six years ago, and ehe was robed in gems aud blossoms. His face, his very voice, seemed to come back to her ; and sli lauded that his spirit must be peurer. . No matter how high above her, how , happy, she knew that he loved her still, aud his glorified spirit may have left its home pi bliss to keep with her that sacred anniversary. The fancy consoled her beyond expres sion. She glanced over at the sleeping boy, with a dim hope that his father lov ed and watched over him. Then a sud den impulse shot across her mind ; fhe would not keep the anniversary of her wedding-day in her garments of widow hood : he would put oo the robe he lov ed. If he knew aught of her poor, sad life, he should see how sacredly hhe re membered nud observed his simplest wishes auks or tto ; oheJjen - Hasnmbm haw- , i .i ..irr , .1. t - . i. .... ... your heart with tbo enthusiasm which marked their nomiuatio, t it be drawa from the contrasts wh rr couutry to day presents. The Republican party has been eL;bt years in absolute possession of every department of the Federal gov ernment it has had the executive, an! the legislative, and the judiciary, oVedi ent to its behests. It has had posses sion of every State government in .the Union, with very few exceplions; bo few that they scarcely serve to illustrate the rule. It has had -every department of governmental power, both State and Fed eral, entirely ia its hand. If vetoes have been interposed, they have been overridden by a two-third vote. If ad verse judicial decisions - have been ex pected, the court has been re organ iied by a diminution of the Judges, or. the case has been taken from its cognizance by a change of the law of appeal. If States have interpoHed an obstacle, their insuut the ardor of my efforts for the success of our party; thaVtyr above all personal considerations I rate the suc tess of the priuciples in which I believe, and that whoever shall bear the flag ou which those principles are inscribed, 1 tbali be found close by his Bide, in the thickest of the fight, to cheer hitn with ujy voice and to aid h'iu with my arm. I came to urge upon yoDeiuocrata aud Republican:? alike, to trample under foot trcry preposs'eHsiou, and prejudice, and 3Hiou, if it were as dear as life itself, md, rising to tho height of this great ilruggle, to remember that we have only t little life to give and a uoble, endur ing government to save. tHK DEMOCRATIC PARTY THlf PARTY OF I.IUERT Y AND PRCKJEESS. I am a party man. I avow it, but not I trust, in auy narrow or sectarian sense. I am attached from conviction to the .riucipfes of the Democratic partt. I iave studied its history from the fouu- tion of the government. In the States Stealing up to her chamber, "she took ' 1 bve found it to be the party of liberty out the mauve silk, and the dainty laces, an'1 I,r0Srca- ia lhe tederal govern growing yellow and time-worn, and the 'meut uaTe found it to be the exponent pretty jet and gold ornaments, and ar- of. thiL fundamental principle of the Con raved herself as in days gone bv, and stitutioQ tu;t all powers which are not the old bloom came back to htr cheeks, granted are reserved.! It has been the and the brightness to her eyes; and she consistent opponent of consolidation in seemed to drop her vears and her widow-' the ouo ej, nd of excessive aduiiu- hood. and to sr-rinL' out afresh into the iwtratiou in the other. It has been at rare ocauty oi her earlv mai Thus arrayed, she went down softly, aud jr possession 1 . - - . I T ' w -- . i - ' vour delegates to the of the suveiumcut duriuir four vearKoj MB"" vojiienjjpij. .TLcauii to show! the war, p3 also had possession of it you mat no personal disappointment i more inau three years oi prorouna peace lingers in my breat or dampens for au It has had the eujovment of power, and seated herfelf before the blaring fire, her face tearful and expectant. If his soul were nearand the clung to the hope that it was, us the clung to life he should see how tenderly she remembered him. ' . ... The anniversary night wore on, wild and dark with storm ; aud still the poor wife, h!f crazed by her terrible Eorrow, sat by her lonely hearth-stone, robed in her lestive garments. At laet there came idenhood. !or,c'i. the rm supporter of the rights of the atates and ot the just powers of the Federal government. In every vicissi tude of our history it has appeared to direct us with its wisdom, and to extri cate us by ils courage, and to-day it stands as it did in 17'JSand lTOiJ, under the guidance of Mr. Jefferson, pointing us to path of safety, which is now, as it was then the Constitution the path of fraternal harmony and peace. THE NEW YORK CONVENTION TUB SYM BOL OF A RESTORED CNION. ioiy t atit-euii it was the a step without a sharp, impatient Ftep A wearv. travel worn man. bronzed bvT1 au ueu' exposure.aud pale with long endured grit"fjtrue couueit of our party. It embraced came up to the front entrance, and pans- iur Deal, ana purest and wisest men ed beneath the low window. Through Te, roil of the States was called, and the parted curtains shone the ruddy fire- not oue waS without a representative. it is responsible for its use But in what condition do we find the country to-day ? Where is the Consti tution which they swore to uphold ? Where is the Union which they swore to maintain ? Where are the rights of the States which are essential to the main tenance of that Constitution and Union? HOW THEY HAVE " RESTORED" TUE TTNION, ETC. We have had three years of profound peace ; not a hostile arm has been raised iu opposition to the government, aud yet to-day ten States are held by the strong arm ot military power in acknowledged subjugation, or else are compelled to submit by the same rfjarer to frames of State constitutor? governments which they-abhor, .itl .foundation and sole purpose is the enfranchisement of the white man. I know they tell us that the work of reconstruction goes bravely ou. It does, forsooth, but it is not the restoration of the South ; not the. resto ration of the Union'; not the re-establishment of civil government I Head your telegraphic dispatches to-day, and you will see that in Georgia men are be ing tried by military commission, upon charges of murder. Head the telegra phio dispatches of yesterday, and you will see that the military commander of that fctate declines to recognize the va lidity of the Legislature uutil the House of Representatives . shall turn out the Democratic members. PERIPATETIC CONGRKB3SIE?. Read the dispatches of the day before, and you will t-te that one of the newly elected Sen tors from Louisiana waa, six months aeo, a citizens of Illinois, and ,. iellinj. and I'illiff Urdert. me colors oi s urea in : the stars came out one by one in the hazy luster of the sky; ana tneu the moon rose, coming up grandly bOT tU ptrpl itwpt. Still he had not come, and the poor wife's heart began to grow sick with hope de ferred. Another hour, and then, above the murmurous music of the night, she heard a sharp step upon the gravel, and started to her feet, flushed and breath less ; but the next instant she fell back pale with disappointment, for the step waa not bis she knew that long belore the person came in sight. . He advanced toward the porch where she sat with a slow, uncertain jstep y observing which, and, recognizing him aa one of her neigh bors, she advanced to meet him 'Mr. Rutherford, is it you? ,1 am looking for my husband. What do you think can detain him? The gentleman stood still, his face full of silent, unspeakable pity. Something in its expression, cjnght her quick eyes, and she sprang fiyred and grasped his arm. . ; , VF?.9 4 I ' "Mr. RutherilAd. you bring -me ti ding!?. Speak; don't keep me in sus pense!" . Still the gentleman wassilen.. , ' "Oh, air!'' she entreated, "don't trifle with my feelings. , Do yon kuow any thing conceiving my hasbanad? If you do, for mercy' sake apeak out!" . ... . , "Madam, I hare heard that is. there is bad news," he began, hia voice husky and broken. " ' - " Her face grew white aa death: but her eyes were clear tad calm, and her band tr"Tg as the grasped hia arm. light, revealing the warm, attractive room the old, familiar room,. with hit hat upou the wall, and his books and meer schaum on the inautle, unmoved as be bad left them revealed the dear, sweet face, wet with tears, and the dress he loved in happy days, that seemed too far back to the poor wanderer to be real. Was it all a dream ? Was that the wife from whom he had so long been parted, wbobe face had been present with him through all his lonely hours of peril aud imprisonment? Was she waiting and watching, and keeping his home bright for his return? , , . , . He left the windww, stole softly to the porcTi, and. approached the door. He! raised the latch : it opened, and he stood upon the threshold. , Intent upon her own musings, her own sweet . memories. , and sad reflections. Maud heard no sound: Her heart was far back with her husband she had loved so well. ,The old dress had revived old associations, aud his very presence seem ed around and . about her. She looked up with clasped hands and streaming eyes. . . ... "Oh, Harry! oh, my husband V the murmured : "if you know how I love you how I mouru your loss, aurely vour soul .might speak to mine, -and tell me . v - ' . mat . you are near me i - ' 'Maud, my wift, my darling !" She started to Ikv feet, with a wonder ing, startled lace. r There he stood, worn and weary, changed from the man he had ueeu, out ine wiie recognizea Dim in an instant. For a moment, a Bolemn awe filled her eyes, aud her love hesitated and trembled ia the presence of a spirit from the otherorld ; but the next in stant she helahim in her arms with a wild cry. "Oh, Harry, thy husband, you are not dead ; you have come back to me I" .Ilia paavionate kisses on . her face. ..fc strong arms and throbbiug heart, answer? ed her os no words could have done. He had come back to her from" imprison ment amid the wild western mountains, from perels a wdangers, and death itself. For ,a little, while after ebe had heard hia story, and fully . assured herself that he was really flesh and blood, aud not a spirit, as she had first believed him, she lav quietly WCepin? On bin fmantn then she arote, with, a solemn tenderness in her eyes, and leayng him up-staira to the bedroom, diV aside the curtains of the couch, revealing the little face, flush ed and dimpled, in slumber, and the small, chubby fists fast clinched together" Harry Merlin looked on without a word ; then, bendiDg down, he kissed the little sleeper with a joy and thank fulness ia his aoul too deep for utterance. Ana on this stormy night, after weary years of imprisonment and amid barba rous hordes after having endured trials and hardships, aud almost "death itself, this waa how Harry Merlin came home! : Democratic Meetings. It ia the earnest desire of the Connty Democratic Committee that the citizeus of the different precincts and neighbor hoods of this eouaty, will get np public meetings,- barbecues, eta. to which the Democratic electors and publio speakers win oe mvitea. mends desiriujj to communicate with the Committee, should address, u. A. Tyieb, Ch'm. The roll of the districts were called, and jue was missing The doctrine of State suicide was not recognized. The disso lution of the Union was not acknowled ged. Every State was invited to be pre sent, and every btatc accepted the invi tatiou. Every State selected such citi zens as the chose; and thus it happened North Carolina, and South Carolina, and Georgia aud Virginia sat, as in the days of the Revolution, iu fraternal council with Massachusetts, and New York, and Pennsylvania and New Jersey; and that Hampton, and Preston, and Forrest sat fide by side with Steedman aud Morgan. I be convention was the sign, and the svmbol, and the prophecy of a restored cuiou, nnu a narinooiou people, it rose to the dignity of its high duty. The ejes of the world were upon its proceed ings greater than the Holy Alliance. which subjugated people and divided empires, its missions was to enfranchise the people of our own race ; to restore the Union of our States; and to main tain the institutions of civil liberty. For the first time in their history the Ameri can people realized that free government was in danger, and that the. fate of the Republic trembled in the balance. They bad been taught to believe that freedom was indigenous to our soil, and, shutting their eyes to the teachings of all history, shutting their eyes to the facts connect ed with our revolutiony'iey had hugged to themselves the delusion that whatever the storm of faction, or passion, or revo lutionary fervor, liberty at least was safe. Jhey had awakened from the dream.. As they sent representatives to the -Conven tion, they charged them, as the Dictator of old waa charged : 'Sce to it that no detriment happens to the Republic." - TUB PLATFORM. By unanimous vote they adopted a de claration of principles " fidelity to the 'u'iib.-fidelity to the - liuion: elity to the rights of States:" "fidel lty to the rights of citizens ;" " fidelity the principles of civil liberty the other a citizen of Indiana; that the Governor of Florida was, a year ago, the Preaideut of an Agricultural Society in Iowa. . 11 I am not mistaken, the State of Virginia rejoices in the possession of a Governor fresh from the soil of Ohio; laughter and if the" newspapers do not clined to be a candid. Uu for Congress in the district in which he lives, for the reason that he expects to be a Senator to "fidelity to that policy in matters of fi nance and taxation, wbichfty paying the public debt in legal tender notes, will lift from , the shoulders of labor the burthens which oppress it, and by light enmg the measure ot taxation will .se cure it the just rewards of a cheerful and contented industry. APPIause-J TBI SOMiES. And the assertion of these principles .was also, by a unanimous vote, confided to one who is worthy of the trust, by his age and experience, andjintellect and cul tivation, by his patriotism, .and his un sullied reputation, t By the possession o every virtue which adorns a public or a private life, Horatio Seymour stands the first of statesmen ; and hia" explicit de claration that ho approves every line of those resolutions; that he will stand upou them in the contest; that be will carry them out in future, , wherever he may be placed ; givea full assurance that he will make them effective In his admin istration. Tremendous applause. . ' . Mr. Blair is an accomplished and ex perienced statesman ; a brave and able soldier TUE REPCBLICAN PARTY WHAT IT RESPONSIBLE FOR. .. from Alabama before the fall electious in Ohio shall take place. Laughter and applause. CONGRESSIONAL USURPATIONS. Congres has usurped to itself all pow er over the State governments of the South. It has destroyed them. It has made use of the Federal government to destroy the-States, aud now. with the insatiate spirit of revolution, it turns upou the Federal trovernment itself. It has destroyed the independence of the judiciary; it has struck at the exist ence of the Executive. Our fathers thought they hd solved the problem of free government iu tho creation of the three departments. The Republican Congress has destroyed ALL the divi sions which were thus created, and seeks to collect in its own hauds all the pow ers which belong to the system, and by ao inexorable law of its existence, . it nowstands ready, in case of party ne cessity, to transfer them to the grasp of the military dictator. It is repro ducing iu our country the old lessons of all history. WtiJj LEGISLATIVE DbtCM HISTORICAL EXPERIENCE. . . . The despotism of a legislative assem bly is the worst despotiin in the world it is the most selfish, the most cruel, the most audacious and the most short lived; it ends in anarchy, aud is speed ily followed by the calm . repose of ty ranny under the sword. Recall the his tory of the Roman Senate and the Em perore ; recall the history of .the . Leg islative Assembly of Franco, and of the Cousulate and the Empire, aud read in them the certain prophecy of the fate of this government if Congressional usurpation shall run its course OCR. OWN EXPERIENCE. Have we not already a part fulfillment of these examples? Congress has des poiled the Executive of the just powers of bis office, and has invested them in the General of our armies. It has des poiled the. States, and vested them, too, in the same officer. -It has given him power over the military commanders, and to his decision ithaa referred every question of interpretation or execution of the reconstruction daws. And thia same officer wieldidg this enormous power backed by the army sustained by all the military orgauizationa, by whatever they may be known, appeal ing to the favor which yet remains after the struggles of a terrible war demands that he shall be elected President of these United States. Aud the . party .which supports him, declares that if they ; can not do it by the votes of you,, men, of the North, it will elect him by the votes of the negroes and carpet-baggers in the reconstructed States of the South 1 TIIE PAGER ILE?IU2jed . AND THE . . REMEDYCe5cE8TED. " 'j Gentlemen, do you see no danger here ? When, years ago, . we predicted . this re sult, and warned against the first step in revolutionary progress, - the Republicans laughed at our fears called us Copper heads and traitors. 'Applause.! When eral of our army, attempts a aiialar usur patioa, which the , Democratic party op poses, as inimical to the whole system of Republican government, and it prvpoixta a safe aud simple means by which it may be averted; read frost their declaration of principles; u.. t; . "Immediate restoration of all the States to their rights in. the Union, un der the Constitution, and of civil gof ernment to the American people, - -: Amnesty for all jat political cf feuses, aud the regulatiou of the elective franchise iu the States by their citizeaa.' CORRX-PTIO-r r AND EXTRAVAGANCXOF . "TUE KKPIBLICAX PARTY. ' ," . The Republican party is tie party of usurpation. It is also the ptrty of cor ruption. " Read the report of the Coia mhwioner wf Reveou" Count r the cum ber of elerka who are aee king in v aia to discover the . araouut of .peculation in the Treasury Department. Go' to the a War Department " and ec-the mutilated lbere., .ppu J ,41 is iue party oi extravagant the war Purty tnana May, 1SC3. '- . " . s- ' - '- During the three years, from July 1,: 18U5, to July 1,1868, . the expenditure of the Federal government independent of interest on the public debt, was eight hundred anJ twenty millions of dollars. These were years of peace.. The army and navy of the war had been reduced , their back pay had already been made up to them ; immense sales of govero ment property, consequent upou. the close of the war, had been made, and yet ia these three years the Republican ad ministration expended eight hundred aud twenty millions of dollars two huo bred aud seventy millions of dollars a vear. CONTRAST WITH DEMOCRATIC ADMIsi- T RATIONS). . , . .. The whole expense of the government of the United States for tour years pre ceding the war was two hundred ana fifty-six millions of dollars. These eight huudred and twenty millions do not in clude the interest upon the publie bebt If this be added, the expenditure of each one of. these three years will amount to at leaht four hundred and thirty millionTof dollars. The taxation Tem3 piibs :xip tlca t3 THE HICKV COURIER ia Advance. f3.00, IavaritVx flubs of tea," o tta ee pott oil ... . 1 V AdJreet, Publishers It Hickman; Ky: - - . T , . XTNIT1D And when eTA.HH BO ask tht ; i ' f i I of the year 1$G6 amounted te five hun dred aud nicety millions of dollars. The taxation of the last year of Mr. Buch anan's administration amounted to eighty millions of dollars. ' The expenses of the War Department during the whole of Mr. Polk's administration, including the Mexicsn war, were 90,4U,000; the expenses of the War .Department for 18U8 were 812S,850,000. In one year of Republican administration, in time of peace, the War Department spent 33(J,U00,000 more than a four years' Dem ocratic administration did -ia time of war. Applause. The Navy Depart nient for lour years, before the war,.cust $62,910,000. Then our commerce was prosperous, our ships sailed on every sea aud landed in every harbor. To-day we have no commerce, a foreign flag covers all the trade to our seaports. The hip- j buildera-of Maiue are stsrvine for want ui utvupikiiuu, luil lu uuuiiiu iui the navy, for the current lour years, is $117,470,000. FINANCE AND TAXATION. , 18 If any thioj mote were seeded to fire Napoleon was . called , ou young, un known to his countrymen, never having had command, even of, a regiment to quell the revolt of the sections, he did it effectually. . In four years he was first Consul and Master of the French people. Here, a grand party, through, the Gen- T have said to you that the taxation of 180G amounted to $390,000,000. I am told that this year it will be less. The securities of the government are not sub ject to taxation. . The ? capital invested in the securities reaches .12.500,000,000. AH the property, real and personal, of every kind, as derived, from the omcia reports of I860, amounted to $16,000, 000,000. -Thus jou aee that nearly one sixth of all the capital ia the country is exempt from taxation.. 4 ..... , But why is it that the amount realized from 1869 will be less than the amount realized in 1866 ? The rate of taxation is substantially the same. It is true that this Republican Congress has diminished, aa a whole, the taxes on the. manufactures of New Enland; it is true that they will diminish somewhat the taxes upon whis ky, but the amount collected from either of those sources would not materially change the aggregate. . A by then, I ask again, will the amount realized from taxes this year . be less than in 1866? The bnrthen upon tbbse who do pay is just as great aa it was then. The dim- culty of making the payment is even greater than it was tneu. THE GENERAL DISTRESS AND ITS CAUSE. A cry. of distress, when, the day for the payment of taxea comes' round, ari ses from every part of the country and it ia because the business of the eountry is stagnant; it is because your workshops are idle; it ia because labor find no oc cupation; it is because the produce of the farmer remains on hia handa, instead oi going to the market ; it is because your stores are overloaded with abundant stocks ; it is because energy and enter prise are paralyzed and capital remains inactive. ' - . " r - '- CURRENCY CONTRACTION. ' ' And why ia all this ? Because a Re publican administration insist in curtail, lhglne currency, disturbing all values, checking all enterprise, throwing out of employment all labor. The tradesman is caught with, a large stock on declining prices. The farmer fears the fall which may overtake him before .his wheat reaches the market. .The manufacturer fears that the price of his raw material to-day will,be greater than the price of j bis manufactured roods to-morrow, and the capitalist will not take Lis money out of government bonds and invest it in houses, or lands and stocks. lest the rents and diridends will not yield him simple interest. In the meantime, labor u with out employment, and poverty stalks through homes where comfort has always been before. fAppIause.! Ia the mean time, tlAs work of contraction is steadily pushe'd. Look at every t monthly report of the' Secretary of the Treasury, you will find that every month the debt that bears interest in, gold is increased ; you will find that every dollar which bears no interest at all, orwhich bears iuterestlu currency, ia converted as rapidly as poi Bible into the bonds whieh pay interest in gold. And why is this 7 Is there too much 'currency in the country? Is there a plethora of money ? Is . speculation rife? No one will dare affirm ao much, and yet this ' work of contraction still goes on, and Talue is coined for the bond holder out of the sweat and team, the blood-and bones and muscles of the la ws htx lau reaav answered by the dcUnijn ; oi -. nutilirxn f!oiiiiMon mt 'hiri?ii th it t. bonds must be paid ia Vvld. to the letter aud spirit vt th ejnlry by the declaration ef i.Priudat J the dull of tW bondholder ia aar y the grave of the suldior. j FATMENT.I.V ItOAkJirMIR I deny that it ia ec'trdin tithcr the spirit or tu the Jrtlrf v( lit octa 1 under which tl fietveiity - V(nda wr j old. 1 ay that neither ' the rpirit ' a the letter of the law under-sU-2 tl f bonds were ieued. uor food laitk, food morals, nor t x act justue .to t oodhwldcr, require that tney should! paid iu gold.'. The j are J a table ia le,' 1 trnder, and ia ibie tpiaioji eta suV J d by the' redufion of t it Deuocr Contention m .New V or k, which oVcli I that where the oblif f'fJllV ainat do not.'i.ki' w. Y ' ; . When the iga tea-eTSf "tsV J the private indebtedness lif the c. mounted to a very lare sum. It contracted to be paid ia gold, but w fact . discharged iu paper, . Xhe i necessity w alleged to be sufficient son for thia wholesale cot-nealion.! there no public necessity sow todeB they payment of the bobde io the iaJ i u . . : l . e. . i t M UKU was ptu -ior uicwi. , ,n . m'i POLICY. Of. TDZ RIPCJBUCAN FAR - The policy of the Republican par. to pay all these bonds ia fold; to e vert all the currency now outettndi and all the iudebtedueis of thar-:' States ifit) thea bond; to psv I in gold for this enormoas a mo ,i ver jt may be, an 1 to extend ti f0"- within which the bonds shall be pa the meantime the bonds are tobeez from taxation, and the interest ia toy paid semi-anoually, ia gold. What amount of indebteduess that t)t tern can finally be shown , . i aoot say; $2,500,000,X0 weCo,- r liow Lese than that it cerIjiy vs3 ' The interest upon tht sum will bVTV' 000,000 in gold, vfd this amount be drawn anousjy from the people v; the country, during all yonr lives, aaj the lives of'our youngt-st children, it. order to cVry out the dogmas of theJT ' pablicajfTparty. ; tf . '- j fcuX tEX'JCRATIC FOTIO?f. W he Democratic party upon this tioa has given forth no uu :rtaia sov4 It declares that the debt shall not be . . tended, but mnet b paid as rapidly a possible; all the money collected rrcs the people shall not tn squandered' oa Freed tabu's Bureaa's aoi aUaJing..ar mies, but shall be. applied ,to the. J ment of this d-bt snd tl reduction f the interest. It declare that the'five ' twenty ponds shall be paid in "legal ten der, and until they be paid, tly shall W subjected to the same rate of ttistioQ aa all other property. It declares there shall be one curreury for the governo&t and the people; for the laborer and efie- iildns. 4 Urn f riini.i'K.. sn.l, ,ill-Salr.- the freed man aud tie-.bvdiioldfJir. y.,, THE DEMOCRATIC FLAN PkMO. 4TR it U'. Aad how soon is it practicable to pay this debt?. . Three hundred and thirty millions of bonds are held In the Treas ury Department as security for te nr tional bank circulation. Kedeea them, the very instant yoa have the rptioa te do ao, with Irgal tender note, and let them supply the place of the . tank . per. Ibia measure alone, with very tie inflation of the currency; aod' w out any addition Xt the CaaaUoa; fr duoe the debt and .save the twe&p lions of dollara in gold annually, arecw paid aa a bonus to tie u. banklo " - -. - - - Fivetndred million dollars first itiVt fire twenties bre .-alf - - - - . or will tbia'ear be peyacle t.tbn tioa of the gt,rnment, Redeeny also in legal teener notes. Wh these notes come vm? asks aout , Stop this eontraetiot the Trer' partment; reverse itfaiV'xjr stability to the money understood that fortunes t, t l . -If C ... will revive sod business will become' tive. Iavestineats will bat cnade rate of taxation will yield a Jur.-t"' turaaad these eotea will flow in;1 treasury. Let eeouomy be -F-'xs- let corruption be banished; lt," tioa of public funds be p unist, ,J army be reduced; the .FreedmWc-', reau broken up; the impoveriahmea the South feaae. and cotea will be a dant.' ' ' 1 - ' ? ' 1 1 "'.expansion; But. gentlemen if these measure not supply funds,1 apeakins: for ta I would expand the currency' I, w correct the evils which , have bee i duced by such extraordinary and ti T . a cedented contraction.. I he ousiu-5 the country has1ecOm " adjusted larger volume of eurrency than have. The demands efihvSo West reouire a er' rljtv reaey. . lttej are caij aad are wunngte I if-- r t 1" v f ad I ) ted f" t we ' 1 bo uug man. ner cent. .During s-"-w -r - v r . . & currency waa at its largest aaoont, touched 290 per ecnt , and yet wpoti declaratiou of peace, when the Hjw country impoverished as she had( with lO.000.000 of people. itho beeu shut out from the se:of r rency, ready to strain eyeryinerve I pair the wastes of war T-waa'eo our business, gold atovd only at a tion over 128. " . " V. ;' The sypleta of conration a mediately enranieneed, and wita .a rency $200,009,000 less tbaa it wsf gold atsuda to dsy at 111.. Tk-r;,' of tie currency th was not J O for the demanas of the busit'-.'-' country.,. I do not Lei be necessary or ad visa currency to that exten prove ta be so, I Would sot fcitk restore the Curreaey. to tba.jieul stood when gold i touched 'f. l) yoo, gentlemen, if thi'--,' would be as grateful to". V people of the Wast ryn ' - - v tbs qoails aad lasn whica t, . taercy eeocbsafc'Vo the eLildrenu' raelin tha wPerness.- By thl ' '', measures a!o? ' voor d4'bt would ' duced S33O0,000, aod the ipterc be redureruiore thau tSO.QOO.ol gold, anally, aud toe accruiog re ieve tbak V ble to expV t. but if it A : V on V J t "