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thui open wide the door to proselytism,
and it trill put tlie church in en Attit
ude far more attractive it the victim of
n unjustifiable crusade tliuu it it et ill
entitled to assume from itt intrinsic
chums. How lung is the world to oe
learning the lesson en J never coming
o the knowledge of the truth, that ell
means but reason and love to filed the
opinions of men, only result in streng
thening attachment t their original
conviction 1 The principle of thit op
position to Popery it viclious,' and the
itiora completely it i rarried into effect,
the tii'ire disastrous will be the result.
The more complete the political victory
-over Popery, the more it will be bene
fitted. The only effective s it it the
. only lawful,- geueral, and permanent
.agency of opposition to the I'opiah
Church it the true Protestant Church
of Christ under its various forma. We
hive i)0 light to complain of the ineffic
iency of a means until we hate emp
loyed it and fully tested all itt capaci
ties. Let the people of the United
k States double their Mipport of the great
domestic missionary uik, ami they
. may safely abandon all poli'iiel agita
tions egainat the Catholic Chinch.
We object again to the Americas
' party, that it is cuudeting the Catholic
and Foreign element in our population
into a political body distinct from the
mass of our citizens, armed with til their
pcver to do mischief, and auimatedby
all that hostility which it natural to
men suffering under an ostncism of their
religion and birth, provoked by an at
tempt to diminish their full equality
with other citizens. Now what does
Know Nothingisin propose to do for the
remedy of this evil which it bat creat
ed 1 It only propose! to render Catho
lic and Foreign citizens ineligible to
office' It leaves them the power to
vote, and the right of unlimited emi
gration in the luture the two great
meant 6f mischiet, it they are pleased
to use them. There can be no remedy
for the Fope.s control over the Catholic
vote, except in talking away the elect
ive franchUe altogether. Now it it, to
say the least of it, the most manly and
honest policy to prohibit the entry of
a Cathulic and a Fcreiner altogether
into the country, and to the rights of
citizenship, rather than invite them to
come aud then begin to annoy them by
a whole tenet of political disabilities,
which are assumed to be essential to a
defense of the Know Nothing creed, on
both the issues it has raised, it a logical
and a practical blunder from itt own
premises. It assume! in the strongest
tense of an existing fact, not at a logical
inference from the Catholic creed, the
absolute incompatibility of the Catholic
Church aud the free institutions of thit
countrj. Thit is itt premise itt infer
ence it to render the individual Calho
lie ineligible office ; the true inference
from the premise at they construe it it,
that the Catholic Church ought not to
be tolerated at all. On the other issue,
the premise is, that the foreign element
in our population is dangerous to the
government, the inference is, the re
ductiou of a part of the rights of citizen
hip the ineligibility to office, in the
foreignert already here, and an exten
sion of the term of naturalization. The
true iuference is, the prohibition of all
emigration for the future, auo the avoi
dance of everything that would exaspe
rate the foreign element already in the
midsof us j the careful observanc ol
everything which would tend to
then their ettachement to the tnttitu
tiom of the country. These are there
suite which logically issue from the
premises of the Know Nothing creed,
aud which they are logically required
to assume.
But they date not do it: the measure
Ihey propose to adopt the exclusion
from office is ridiculously incomplete
at a practical expedient; it it a most
impotent and lame conclusion, at a lo
gical inference. It it absolutely neces
sary, either to csaae this political cru
tade against large masses of our people,
or to make it effectual to accomplish,
not only the ends it holds in view, but
to prevent the incident evils the effort
at reform rat created in its progress
Nothing Ehort of a far more effective
diminution of the common rights of
citizenship than has yet dared to assume
the shape of a public proposition, will
meet the ends which the American party
are seeking to accomplish. It is absurd
to admit large classes of men to all the
common rights of citizenship, except
one, and that by no meant the mosi
important one. If there is a reatou
why they should be deprived of one,
they 6houId be deprived of all. If it is
right lo allow them to vote, it ir right
to allow them to be voted for; the one
r ight it almost, if not altogether, the
correlative of the other. Any argument
which would piove a man disqualified
for office, would prove him disqualified
to vote. There may be special reasons
way particular offices, involving the
representation of the national character,
as well as the national policy, should
be exclusively occupied by native-born
citizens; but thit it very different in
natur, and pioceeds upon a wholly dif
ferent principle of political wisdom,
from the universal declaration of inel
igibility to all office, among large mat
te! of citizens. That eligibility at
taches at an iucidenl, or inhere! among
the matt of the common rights of citi
zenship; and it is absurd to admit the
citizenship in general, and deny this
tingle capacity which it involves. Thit
principle of action involves the expla
nation of the difficulty raised by the
writer in the Critic for May, in relation
to the eligibility of the Chinese or Mo
hammedan. Thit question will be telt
led by the settlement of a previous
question, and that is, whether luge
masses of such persons, Pagans and Po
lrganiistn, are to be admitted at all to
the permanent and general participation
in the rights of citizenship in a Chris
tian country.
. It is on thit quettion, tbs great Mor
mon issue, now ripening fur trial, will
be determined in a few years. Conced
ing the issue as determined in the affir
maiive, all minor questions,, such a eli
gibility to office, and propriety of vot
ing such petsous into office are settled ;
it is sbsurd to question the ordinary
propriety of alloun g by vote what it
allowable by law. The whole question,!
. i.. : ,
a a general profuaiwuu ia ucioiuiuita
the personal independence of the voter,
tUengldeittoya the jurisdiction of conscience
by the permanent admission of large
mattes oi persons in view to the com
mon rights of citizenship. It it one
thing to allow specific privileges' to in
dividual foreignert residing on our soil
for specific parpjtes; but it it altueet
her another, to disfranchise in part, and
by principle designed to be perma
nent, immense masses of nan already
permanently a part of the population,
ana to recognised. We insist, there
t -i . . . .
ore, mat me wnoie movement mutt
retrace ill progress, or go forward : it
it unwise in the extreme to leave all
their power for mischief in their bands.
resultiug in part from theii simple ex
istence in the country at a part of itt
population, and in part from the pnvi
leges which are still to be left them
and then exasperate them to use it. bv
attempting to reduce their full political
equality with citizens of other birth
and religious .opinions.
We object, iu the last place, and with
Jeep severity of conviction, to the prin
ciples oi organisation adopted by tie
American or Know Nothing party, and
to some of the particular features which
they have embodied in their order. If
ever any principle waa ai war with the
very foundation of the American Repub
lic, it is principle of a secret, oath
bound organisation of political parties.
It it unnecessary, dangerous, hostile to
the fundamental maxima of republican
liberty, and. in its exitting atpect, de
moralizing in a high degree. It ttnket
a blow at that great fundament maxim
or the government the intelligence of
the people an essential element of re
publican liberty. What matters it, how
much intelligence the people may have
if political men will conceal from them
the elements upon which to employ that
intelligence, in the foundation of an
opinion and the adoption of policy T
The duties of a man are correlative, If
it is the duty of the people to require
knowledge of any party claiming their
suffrages, before they endorsa them, it
is the duty of that party to give it. No
party has the right to retire into the
dark, bind itself to secrecy under oath
unfold what they please and conceal
what tbey please from the people ; nor
have the people the shadow ot a moral
right to give their tauctioa to that, of
the propriety of which tbey art not in
formed. Moreover, this principle of organize
tion will prove utterly subvwsiv-e of the
Constitution of the United States, by
placing the legislation of Congress in
the hands of an irresponsible attociation
of its members; ia a tody totally un
known to theConstitution, distinct from
Congress itself, existing within, but in
dependent of, and independent of all
responsibility to, any public or recog
nised law. The Congretsional Council
ittelf at war with the Constitution, will
be under the control of the National
Council; and the result will be, that
the Congress of the Uuited Stales will
become, under the full success of Know
Nothing principles, a mere registry ol
decreet to a body in the heart of the
country, unknowu to the Constitution-
existing, no one can tell where aim
ing ai, no one can tell what. It it a
principle of a party organization, which,
by demanding the unlimited submission
of the minority to the majority, anni
hilates the balance-power of a Pailia
mentary opposition, and all the advanta
ges that belong to it. It extinguithet
over the political conduct, and makea
i. a condition to the preservation of his
integrity, if a voter should happen to
scruple a measure or a man proposed by
the Order, that he absolutely abandon
the party altogether.
Lastly: if tbis principle of secrecy
and obligation under oath it legitimate
for one party, it is legitimate for all ;
I- V. r,' m'l 'UT V l" I.'
menu ciuot oi me loreieuert oi trie
foreigners of the
West are wholly justified; and the whole
political destinies of the country may
be controlled by secret, oath-bound or
ganise tions a hybrid mixture of Ma
sonry and a political caucus, with all
good in either spoiled by the conjunc
tion. Can any man ia this nation con
template tuch a prospect the legiti
mate result of the principle of organi
zation adopted by the Know Nothing
party without emotions of alarm a
mounting to terror t It is a principle,
legitimate in a condition of society
where the lives of men are dependent
upon the fidelity of their political as
sociates ; it is utterly abotniable in any
other. Yet the accomplished writer in
the Critic, for May, would place tucb
a principle, in point of political mora
lity, on the tame footing with the tote
by ballot.
We have only to add, that if the
Nationality, the Federal Union aud the
Protestant Civilization of this couutrr,
are dependent upon the conservatism oi
this new political combination, its past
acts indicate most fearfully that gloo
timet are anead.
Late from California.
Jtw loan, July 9. The s'eamer
Northern Light reached her berth at 8
o clock yesterday evening.
Trouble with the Indians anticipated
in the neighborhood of Fresno Rier.
owing to an Indian having been hung for
shooting a Mexican miner without pro
Know Nothings drfeaUd in Oregon.
Lane, democrat, elected delegate to
congress, zuu majority in favor of for
ming a State government. Returns are
incomplete, but enough are received to
indicate that had been determined that
Uregon mould cette to be a terntorv.
The Indians are reported to have kil
led six white men on Klamath Reserv
ation, aid six others in Illinois Valley.
Explosion of the Steamer Lexington.
Forty Lives Lost.
BUFFALO, July 5.
The explosion of the etearoer Lexing
ton, prevlonsly reported occurred netr
Stephenspurt, during the tip trip on Sun
day latt, end out of tbe whole number
ou board only one escaped uninjured,
excrntidc the ladies, all of whom ware
saved,. About forty are reported -to
U . k.. Lill.jr
lbeUirt f thr Pronlr Itllir Juprrmc Uvr
K. A. Kit TTO. Ml lor.
For Gottrnor, '
MM . M E D I L L .
for Lieutenant Governor.
For Suprtmt Judftt.
For Auditor of Slat.
For Triamrer of Statt,
For Serrttary of Statt,
For Attorto Gtmral,
For Board of Public Herat,
Meeting of the Democratic Central
At a meeting of the Democratic
Central Committee of Vinton county,
tela in the ton n of McArthur. on the
14th day of July, 1855,
On motion, h. A. Bkatton was ap
pointed Chairman, and B. P. JIkwitt,
Secretary ; when,
On motion, it was resolved that a
Mass Meeting of the Democracy ol
Vinton county be held at McArlliur,
on the 4th day of August next, for the
purpose of making general and neces
sary arrangements lor the appointment
of delegates to the Senatorial and Leg
islative Conventions, the manner ol
making our county nominations, and
that speakers from abroad be invited to
On motion, it is resolved that the
Central Committee of Vinton county
are in favor of holding the Senatorial
Convention for this District at Gallt-
?olis, on the 17th day oi August, the
jegislative Convention at Hamden,
on the 25th August, and that the Chair
man and Secretary ot this meeting be
and they are hereby instructed to corres
pond with the Central Committees ot
the different counties composing said
Senatorial and Legislative Districts,
in relation to their agreeing to said
times and places.
On motion, it was resolved that the
Democratic State Central Committee
be requested to make the necessary ar
rangements to secure the services ofl
tomo reliable Democratic speakers to
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nuurexs we cmzens oi y nuon county,
prior to me approacning uctouer elec
On motion, it was resolved that the
proceedings of this meeting be published
in me mc Artnur Democrat.
On motion, said meeting was ad
journed without day. t
E. A. BRATTON, Chairman.
E. A. BRATTON, Chairman. B. P. HEWITT, Secretary.
Death of Lord Raglan.
The steam ship "Araeo" anived
July 16th at New York, and reports
me aeatu ot Lord Kaglan, Uomman-
ding-General of the British armv in
Ue Crimea, on the 28th ult. This is
all the important news since our last,
except that breadstuffs have materially
FlBB ! Pine II Wa roll nflonli'nn
this week to the card of the Washine
n: r n
tuu wijiuu luauiBiictj vumpany, oi
rl-...l I mi- S.'
vicveitwiu, uiiio. A ins js said to oe
one of the best companies in the West;
and our tnends will do well local on
E. F. Bingham, Esq., and get their
property insured.
Whig Repudiation Meeting.
A meeting of all person, in Rosi
county, who ere opposed to nominating
Mr. CAata, Mr. Brinktrhoff, (or any
other Democratic Abolitionist who has
nothing to commend him over hit com
peer! of the tame school of national
polities, but it ereo lets (rntly than the
rest,) a a candidate for Governor ! whs
tre opposed to the preteut National and
State AdministralionF; who are oppot
t& lo abolitioniiing Host tounty ; and
who ere opposed to tbe Repeal of the
Missouri Compromise ; are, requested
to meet at j
Whig Repudiation Meeting. Waddle's Hall, Chillicothe, Saturday
the 21st just. at 2 o'clock P. M.
ror the purpose of consulting as to the
propriety of nominating Whig candida
tes for State aud county tickets, and for
other purposes.
Hon. Johh L. Tatloi and other gent
lemen will address the meeting.
The undersigned believe that the
Whig party is at this moment the most
powerfull party in the country except
only the party in power, that the parti
principles made illustrious by the ad
vocacy of Hekbt Clat, Daniel Web
stei and their compatriots, which ob
tained pre eminence in the Presidency
when HABBiton'and Tatlob were elec
ted, and which were demonstrated in
the wise and brilliant adminit (ration of
Miliabo Fillmobe. afford a platform
broad enough for us to stand upon :
and we hereby call upon our fellow citi
zens who think with us, to organize in
this county, snd prepare to cast our
strength and give our assistance, in be
half of those principles, rhenever an
opportunity antes.
M. Scott Cook
Wetley Claypool
Hugh Bill
Seneca W. Ely'
W. 11. Safford
Robl Larimer
S. Pickens
B Z R Doddridge
C. P. Smith
Henry Sulzbacber
AI Mussulman
Hrzekiab Ainberg
John Mace
R. Alltton
J. L, Watson
II. B. Ketcbam
Elijah Johnten
and 55 otters.
Abraham llrgler
Owen 1'Reeves
Wm. Ctrson
Jacob May
Thomaa Wood row
Abram James
John W. Chapman
William H. Skenett
Wm 11 Douglas
Walther Mastie
B. Milla
Jonn Woodbridgt, jr.
James Douglat
Amot Smith
John Woodrow
George Sbriver
Hon, J. R. Giddingt called the meet
ing to order, and ttated that the Hon
Mr. Snapp wat prasent and would like
to address a few worda to the meeting
before organization.
Mr. Snapp taid that the object for
w hich thit Convention had assembled
was to do something for the good of the
country, tud for the good of the State of
Ohio. Came for tbe purpose of setting
ball in motion that would roll over
and crush out everything that wat not
Abolition. I Loud cries of Hear! Hear!
The Issue is one of Fredom and SUvery
and has arisen within a year. 'Haagoui
your bacners on tbe outer walls,' aud
make the skulking doughfaces tremble
We will! We will' Can we nut tri
umphantly elect any ticket put in nom
inatiouT The Convention enured him
they would by about 100,000, and the
gentleman closed.
Mr. ford and Mr. Giddingt wert both
loudly called for, and refused lo respond
to the call,
A geutleman fiutn Kansas rote and
quested to say a few words about
squatter sovereignty. Said that the peo
e of one State have no right to teach
the principles ol government to anotb
Gov. Keeder belongs to the pattv
opposed to toe principles of tbis Con
vention, and encourages the squatter
sovereigns and tbe Legislature to make
laws which tbey are fooliah enough to
tuina people win ooey. He leu lor the
express purpose of seeing w hat this Con
vention would do. (Wonder if he did?)
liive us trial IUU.UUU, anu Kansas is free.
Seventy live thousand dollars and eight
thousand men had ,been sent into the
territory for the purpose of making it
pro-slavery. (How much has been spent
by the Northern men in Northern Emi
gration Societies he forgot to say.)
Would await with auxiety the result of
this Convention; his going back would
depend entirely on it. (We hope the
people will show their anxiety that the
geutleman shall go back.)
REPUBLICAN CONVENTION, Held in the Town-st. M. E. Church,
Columbus, July 13, 1855. in persuance
to a call of the State Republican
Central Committee.
to order
on motion of Joshua R. Giddingt, Hon,
11. S. Cowan wat choten Chairman, -pro
Mr. Cowan briefly stated the object
of the meeting to be to take tuch slept,
and adopt such a platform, as he trusted
might prevent the further aggresttuusof
the slave power.
On motion, William B. Allison of
Ashland, and Mr. Herrick of Ravenna,
were chosen Secretaries pro ttm.
On motion of John riuney, Be v. J
B. Walker, Mansfield, (a Garriionian
Abolitionist,) opened the Convention by
On motion, a committee of one from
each Congressional District, wis chosen
on Credentials, as follows:
1. J.R. Kinneri 11. A. J. Van Vorhes
2. R. B. Hays, i. U. Ships.
3. Di. Oliver,
13. John blitrmin.
4. B. Krle,
5. S. B. Scott,
b. J. 11. Rocock,
7. R. McBartney,
JJ. fcainn Urr,
15. J. S ickeusdei&r,
16. Melviu C-rk,
17. C. Hare,
6. C S. Hamilton, 18. John Harris,
9. David Miller, 19. C. W. Parmer,
10, L. A. Robinson.20. M, SutlitT,
21. G. R. Jenkins.
On motion, a like committee was ap
pointed to select perma lent officert and
frame rulet for the Convention ts fol
lows: 1. J. K. Green,
2. E. Harwood,
3. M. B. Walker,
4. E. B. Taylor,
6. John Paul,
6. A. Liggett,
7- A. M. Kay,
8. S. Finch,
11. J.Taylor,
12. J. C, Thompson,
13. S.T. Woster,
14-N. S. Townsend,
15. C. Weirick,
16. J. Green,
17. W. Steel,
18. E. N. Sill,
9. R. G. Penninetonl9. L. Taylor.
C. J. McNeal. Jr., 20. J. Hutchins,
21. J. Cattel.
Also a like committee to report a
platform and resolutions for the adop
tion of the Convention at follows:
1. J. M. Gitchell, II. A.Thompson ;
2. W. Schooler,
12. J. W. Andrews;
13. F. D, Parish :
14. H. E. Teck ;
15. G. W. Treel ;
16. S. B. Tompkint;
17. H. Forsyth :
18. Thos. Karl;
19. R. P. Spaulding;
20. J. R. Giddingt ;
4. J. Hamiltou,
5. W. A. Hunter
6. D, Fagen
7. A. H.Dunlavy,
8. B. Staunton;
9. C. K. Wutaon:
10. . Nigh;
XI. Dr. J.
On motion of J. R. Giddingt the com
mittee on Resolutions wat inttiucted
to report a corresponding committee to
exchange interviewa with like commit
teet in the surrounding States, for the
purpose of forming a National Republi
can Party.
Mr. Campbell made some remarks ou
Qalphinism, &c, which were too long
to report.
On motion, Convention took a racers
till li o'clock, P. M.
Convention re assembled at Metho
dist Church, and wat called to order ar
On motion, a committee consisting
of Messrs. McKay, O. Follett, and A.
B. Norton, waa appointed for the pur
pose pf corretpending with the Con
vention now in session at Indienopolis,
and greeting them in the name of lib
erty. Mr. McBratney, on behalf of the com
mittee ou Credentials, tepoited: that
Iter "having examined all presented,
:hey found but two contested cases,
which bad beek settled without diflicul-
On motion, tbe report was adopted
without being read.
The Convention on Permanent Offi
cers reported the following names,
lion. Joseph Shebmab.
J. H.' Palton, A. Moore, S. Pardee,
J. Williamson, 0. While, G. W. King.
J.H. Dunlevy, . W. Lawrenct, C. H.
Galb, D. Robey, S. A. Hedget, E. Flor
ence, J.Parrisb, Gen. Spink Judge Rob
inson; D- Chambers, C. J. Albright, S
H. Thompson, W. Baldwin, S. J. Mc
Lain, J. A. Bingham.
W. B. Alllison. W. Herrick, R. Red
Mr. Sherman. President, remarked
that the call from him to act in that
capacity waa unexpectedthousand of
anxious hearts were awaiting the result
of this convention. A man whose heart
ia so patriotic that when a ' wrong is
done, can forgot all parties, all political
partisanship, is only woithy of the
name of republican. Tbey had a duty to
performand ha trusted in God they
would be harmonious and place their
platform upon btt this one issue op
pennon to slavery and all its propagan
niovea mat me convention do not
. ... . .
proceed to ballot before the committee
on resolutions shall report shall have
been acted on Carritd. .
Judge Spaulding in behalf of commit
tee on Resolutions, reported as follows
1. Rfolvtd, That the ueoole. who con
stitute the supreme power in the United
States, should euard with iealout care the
rights ol the several States, as independent
governments, tso encroachment upon their
legislative or Judicial prerogative! should be
permitted from any quarter.
2. Rcwlvtd, That the woole of the State
of Ohio, mindful of the blessings conferred
upon ttiem oy tne ubdihanck or rnExnou,
wnose anniversary our Convention-this dav
commemorates, have established for their po
litical guidance the following cardinal rules:
1. We will rent the snread of slavery
under whatever shape or color it may be at-
V. lo tins end we will labor aasidioualv
to render inoperative and void, that Dortion
oi tne ftensai and Nebraska bill, which abol
ishes freedom in the territory, withdrawn
from tbe iufluence of slavery bv the Missouri
Compromise of 1820; aud we will oppose, by
every lawful and Constitutional means, the
existence of slavery in any National territo
ry, and the further increase of slave territory.
or sieve oiaiej, in tins ueputil lean Confed
eracy. ,
J. Mcolvtd, That the recent acts of vio
lence aud civil war iu Kansas, incited bv the
late Vice President of the United States, aud
tacitly encouraged by the Executive, com
mand the emphatic condemnation of every
4. Raolvcd, That a proner retrenchment
in all public expenditure, a thoroughly econ
omical administration ol our State Govern
ment, a just and equal basil of taxation and
tingle Districts for the election of members of
the Legislature, are refor ts called for by a
wls State policy, aud justly demanded by
the people.
o. Ktwlvtd, lhata State Central Com
mittee, consisting of five, be appointed by
Convention, and that soid committee, iu ad
dition to its usual duties, be authorized to
correspond with committee of other Slates,
lor tue purpose of agreeing upon a time and
place for holding a National Convention of
the Kepublican party, for the nomination ol
President and Vice President.
Mr. Campbell said of these resolutions.
that they so palpably expressed the semi men is
of the people that there was no necessity for
discussion, and therefore moved their adop
tion. Mr. Giddines, on the Committee, objected
to the resolutions because he thought U due
to the age and State we live in, that we should
have accepted the issue o tie red by the Presi
dent of the United States. However, they
might be good tor the timet, though it was
loo weak lood for men whose breast, like his,
had been made the mark of the slave power
lor the last twenty years. He hud lavored
higher and better ground; however he llio't
we bad belter adopt Uiein. as Uiey were better
than worse.
Gen. Green of Hamilton, submitted the
following ameudm.'iiu That no iruu siio'd
be balloted lor, unless tbey pledge themselves
to abide the decision o t this conveu liou.
Mi. Jeukius ol Jellenon, remarked that
this resolution u uurcaionaoie, e.'Cj'iiii'
men, by asking them to make pledgee, or en-
dorse resolutions, iu auticiaiioiit ta emi
menu which tney kuew nothing ol.
One gf-ntlemau asserted that mis was em
bodied iu the report of committee while an
other denied it, asserting that it was propos
ed and rejected.
Mr. Pardee intimated that the resolution
arose from jealousy among 'hemselves,
Af'er various members who iKuiued no in
all parts ol the hout clamoring lor and
against it adoption had been heard, the mo
tion was laid on the table.
The folio-vine resolution was then offered.
and adopted:
Itttolvtd, lhat this Convention now pro
ceed to nominate candidates to lilt the differ
ent State offices.
Rev. Edward Smith rose, and taid he held
in hit hand a resolution which he wished to
offer belore ihey proceeded to balloting.
Criet of 'Out of order!' 'no on!' 'be still!'
'hush up!'
Motion made to reconsider the motion to
proceed to the nomination of candidates.
Move made to lay this motion on the table.
and ayet and noea by counties being called
lor, resulted, Ayet 1D7, Noes 210. the ques
tion then being on motion to reconsider the
former vote, was carried and the Rev. Gen
tleman was permitted to sneak; but so soon as
he began, loud cries of 'shut up!' 'go ou!' 'don't
do it!" hear him!' arose from all parts of the
Mr, Smith prefaced his resolution by
saying that he had been in this war
against slavery since4 the first flint was
picked, or the first powder burnt ; he
was una of the oldest members of this
church; had been in every battle and
every skirmish, and now was prepared
to stand before any assemblage. Was
about to present a resolution that would
probably call down the frowns of many
present, but did 89 fearlessly.. The
harvest of freedom was ready to gather,
aud be wanted to see it garnered. Last
year some of the anti-Slavtry friends
were dissatisfied with tbe resolutions,
because they were not tirong enough.
He came heie to inaugurate a new party,'
but he wat torry to say that they had
only made a partnership ; would to God
that partnership could be dissolved !
(Called lo order. Cries of go ou 1 JNo.
No. Go on !) He thought the Con
vention might rush into nominations,
but would the people go with them ?
Ibe Know Nothing party' had organized
since our last Convention; it adds a
new element to the Republican party.
(Cries of prove it , Its not in the plat
lorm. Go on !) .
Mr. Smith, i will prove it. Of the
two candidates who will be before this
Convention 1 em pledged to neither.
Mr. Cbate is one ot the old Guards, and
has fought our battles side by side with
Mr. Giddings. Mr. Brinkethoff came
in wbeu the Free Soil party organized,
and since then has been a consistent
opponent of s'svery, Mr. B. haJ been
objected to because, if nominated, the
foreign vote which was with u latt
year, would be arrayed agaiust us. There
was alto religious, 'anti secret. orgauiza
tions ia tbis State which, though not
represented largely, ' here, cocsisied ol
thousands, and would make itself felt
at the ballot box. ICriea of Anti Mason.
0 n tbe one side, Mr. Chase, if nominat
ed, might be opposed by Know Nothings
Mr. Brinkerboff would be by tbe
Iriendt of Mr. Chate, benca there wat
danger. The Know Nothing party did
not exitl latt year. Their vote went
with ut it elected 31 Congressmen
here, end in other Slates aided tbe cause
of liberty ; bvt he thought, in the trans
formation of men from tad poles there
was more backbone beine devMooai
(Criet of top--go on. You ctn't, and
than'! talk all afternoon. This Con
vention will be broken up, snd shall be
if yea don't stop !
Mr. Spalding. If this thing does not
stop I will move that Mr. Chtse's friend
letvt the hall.
Mr. Smith. He did not with to bore
hit lenitive friends and would onlr aar
a word more, He waa not the man to
be choked or clamored down: he waa
an American citizen, and would like to
have thia resolution adopted.
Whereat, The result of the contett in
Ohio between the friendt of Freedom
tnd Slavery it of vtttly more conteauen-
ce to the people we represent, to tbe
country, and to posterity thtn the fate
of men, and whereat there teems to be
a conflict at to men merely, which thre
atens to destroy that harmony which
ought to prevail in this body, snd to put
in jeopardy the success of greet prin
ciples; inereiore.
Rttolvtd, That we the reorrtentatiret
of the people of the State who are en
listed in the csuse ol freedom deem it
expedient to withdraw, and do hereby
wnnaraw from the canvass for the Gu
bernatorial candidacy the names ol the
Hon. Salmon P. Chate and tht Hon. Ja
cob BrinkeihoQV
Mr. Giddings regretted that anr one
had taken so extraordinary a step as to
propose the withdrawal of Mr. Chase
becapse the Know Nothings would op
pose him. He had no right to think so.
He law plenty of men around him who
he knew to be Know Nothings, and be
thought they would support the iiomi
nres of this Convention. He begged
leave to offer the following substitute :
Utsolvti, Inst we, the members of
this Convention, pledge ourselves that,
irrespective of all other parties and po
litical associations, we will contribute
our moral and political influence to
sustain the principle and nominees of
this Convention.
Mr. Stanton said that the resolution
of Mr. Giddiugs placed the Convention
in a verv awkward position. Very near
ly half of the Convention would with
to have an opportunity of voting on Mr.
Smith,s resolution, and all might pro
bably desire to vote for Mr. Giddings
Mj. Spalding demanded the rote by
ounlies. Mr. Bingham, although he
respected both tbe venerable gentleman
who had introduced the lesolulion and
us substitute, yet for one he was un
willing that the imputation should go
forth tbat both of the gentlemen named
in Mr Smiths resolution were unlit to
be balloted for. It were in vain to re
solve that principles should go forth to
the world, and then reluse to uphold the
aim of their standard bearer. 1 am pled
ged to support the nominees of this con
vention unless it turn out a band of
traitors (Cries of Quettion tnd motion
to lay resolution and substitute both ou
the table Carried.)
The Convention then proceeded to
ballot for Governor. The following
named gentlemen were put in nomine
lion. &. r. Chase of Hamilton, J. Brio-
kerhoff of Richland, J. R. Swan of
Franklin, II. Griswuld of Cuyahoga.
Mr. L. D. Campbell withdrew th
name of M. Hrinkerhoff.
On the first ballot tht vote stood as
follows :
Chase 325
Swan 102
Grisvvold 42
Mr. Cha6e having received a majority
of the votes cast, was declared the choi
ce of the convention for Governor,
On the usual motion lo confirm this
nomination by acclamation, a scene of
confusion occurred which was indescrib
able. Cries of 'No!' 'can't go that!
'oh don't I' 'anything else!, 'not by a
d sight 1' nrose from all parts of
the house, and upon the Presidents
putting the question, a large number
of the delegates gave a most emphatic
The Convention then proceeded to
ballot for Lieutenant Governor. The
following is the result of the first bal
lot. Cpt. Thomas H. Ford 145
F. T. Backus -6
C.N. Olds 54
W. Lawrence--... 52
II. Grisvvold 47
S. Slokey ....8
There being no choice, a second bal
lot was had which' resulted as follows;
Thorn at Ford received 223
C.N. Olds 43
H. Grisvvold 35
E, T. Backut 55
Thomas Ford having received a ma-
jority of all the votes csst was declared
the nominee for Ll. Governor.
On motion of Rev, Cable of Hamilton.
Jacob Brinktrhoff was declared the nom
inee, by acclamation of the convention,
for Supreme Judge for the long term.
The followwingare the ballots for Su
preme Judge short term.
George Collins IT
John Green ...........18
B. S. Co wen-. ............. M..&4
R. S. Hart... I&
C. C. Convers. lift
W. Wells 3&
0. T. Fisbback.
S. Finch"
B, S. Cowan-. 91
C, C. Convers.. .............. .269
W. Wells-... 14
0. T. Fisbback .....39
S. Finch 18
C. C. Convers wat declared the nomi.
nee for Supreme Judge for the short
teim. .
Ballot for Auditor of State art at
follows: '
riasT ballot;
H. Y. Bebee .....59
F. M. Wright ....119
S. Nash .....70
E. R. Eckley -.74,
R. Marsh I
J. W, Riley 4
Yf.fi. Thrall 9
sxcoan ballot;
H. Y. Bebee 33
FM." Wright S13

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