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^ Publishers.
We the undersigned, apjsbinted by
the National Convention which met at
Louisville, Ky., members of the Na
al Committee for Delaware, feeling
necessity ot Economizing in our
movements, not having received any ot
those funds, said to be so liberally con
tributed by the Republican party
recommend the following} „ plan for
a State Convention Each County to
vote for some one as an Elector for
*1 * n l A a ' un .
that C nonty, either by County Meiling,
or-in clubs, or-each person may wtlte
choosing Electors,'thereby saving the
expense and tbne necessary for holding
the name of the person he wishes to
vote for as Elector,, and endorse his
* own name on the back of the ticket,
■with the name of his Post Office. No
particular form of tidkejlâ required, a
person may in a business letter name
the person he wishes for an Elector.
Address the ticket to National Demo
cratic Committee, Wilmington, Del.,
on or before Saturday, October 28th,
and the result will bo announced
the following Monday. Every one
sending his ticket, is requested to be
particular to give his address, which
#wili hot be made public, but will enable
the Committee to know that the tickets
It is hoped, that the voters pf çaeh
^County, will, as far as possible, concen
trate their votes on some one person,
who is not afraid to have it known, that
lie i^a Democrat, under all circum
stances—so that there may be no
declining after the nominations have
■ been made.
ecutive Committee for Del
October j^U, 1872.
st that every Democrat in the
ite ^whev doea RQ t submitt i
f gain and mle at Baltimore 1 ,
A on his vote alone, if not convenient to
join with others. The plan proposed is
. Democratic, free of all manipulations
# of those who too frequently rule nomi
* nating Conventions. Let every Staight
out send on his vote for just the person
of his choice, and the one having the
largest number will be announced.
will sd
A Correspondent from Kent Coun
ty says that it looks as if a majority of
the party will vote Greeley—Borne to
spite certain Republicans ; some to beat
Grant ; some because the party nomi
nated them, but d-n few because he
is their choice. It is to be hoped that
defeat will induce such persons to act
on principle hereafter.
One of the most prominent and in
fluential citizens of Kent County, a
Democrat, though not a politician, in a
letter of October 3d says :
"Allow me, in all seriousness, to ask
you what hope is there for a resurrec
tion of the Democratic party now,
which is not only defonct, but felo de
»e, and now lies ingloriously and igno
miniously dead and buried at every
cross-roads in the country, as it were,
by its own insane and suicidal hand.
Can anything less than a divine miracle
possibly restore it to its life again?—
Alas ! it is gone forever, I fear, and we
shall see it no more !"
Extract of a letter to William Dean,
Esq., from Kent County :
* * As for the righteousness of your
course in this Straight-out movement,
there is but one opiuion with me, and
that is you are consistent and in keep
ing with the only Democratic princi
ples that I was ever taught or that I
ever heard of until this father of
all abominations—Horace Qreeley _was
nominated at Baltimore. If tho truth
pressed out ot every Democrat in
our State, 999 out ot every 1090 would
tell you the samo that I do. "
A prominent Democrat of Seaford
writes : " One third of the Democrats
of this Hundred will not vote for Gree
ley. It is
©cratic party in Delaware. We must
do it !"
mission to save the Dem
The Louisville Convention and
its sayings and doings will be recogni
zed in the Centennial Campaign of
1870 as the Savior of Jeffersonian De
On the 4th inst., Hon. T. F. Bayard
spoke to one of the largest gtthenng
of peppH ftja* has assembled this year.
The ezmctatUm of sorBe.defence of the
doings of,; the Baltimore Convention,
and. »ouié plausible reason why they
sacrificed principle by an attempt to
sell the Democracy into the support of
one of the most bitter opponents to be
found in the entire country—a'man
who is a hundred times more responsi
ble for the sufferings inflicted on the
Southern people than Grant and all his
cabinet, called out
of all parties.
Centralisation of power harmed the
subject of hla address of nearly tliree
houts duration* and was an able and
convincing argument against the doings
of those in raver for thé last twelve
years. Five r «©inutes time's
than he occi
and li
that hi
urged every Irian fo vote,'*'ahd "¥ofe
their honest convictions ot principle
""U"* 1 ** ™ Was correct fn giving
the history ol the call for the Cincm
mui . . . said tllat wll(W ,
and unprincipled mm got In there,'but
he did not e
lead in that
henm Horace,
his au ' -
did not info
Vy that those men took the
Convention completety out
of the hands of its originators, and the
result was the nomination of Horace
Greeley. He did not say that the
originators of that Convention called a
meeting at the Fifth Avenue Hotel in
New York, tor the express purpose of
calling another Convention to carry out
their original object, and put in
nation such
would unite the
honest men of all parties and thereby
overthrow the corrupt management of
the .Grant party. Those men did not
for one moment suppose that the De
mocracy that had so long and unitedly
stood fast to principle, could be so
avowed principles and accept sueh a
political weather-cock as Horace Gree
ley, who has been
almost everything and principle that
has been in existence for the last forty
years, except Democracy.
Alter soveral consultations, these
finally concluded to make the
attempt to swallow up the Democratic
party in the nominations made at Oin
cinnat, and the result shows that they
nearer correct in their estimate of
the leaders of the party, than almost
any Bane man would havû believ
in throw
all its
advocate of
Whatever may be the result of the
present course, if Democracy lives to
enter the next Presidential contest, it
its existence, and preservation
of the JÄihcipIoö'of Washington, Jeffer
:k8on, and the other fathers of
uhlic, to the doinvs of the pure
old Democrats at Louisville.
son, J|
and u
b£aWa 1 ÂE-.GBMIÆT|!' ^
" Whom the Goîis would destroy, they
flint make mad."
Can it be less than madness that the
leaders of the Democracy in Delaware,
should make haste to be almost the
first to sanction the sale of tho party—
for what if successful? possibly a few
of the loaves and fishes of office.
Heretofore the party has l>een true
to its principles, and when thousands
of negroes
oan party—then as a White
Party they were met by the Democ
racy—and they came out of the contest
with three times tho majority of the
previous date.
Since the Lord removed a Republi
can Governor, the Democratic party
straight-out principles have been suc
cessful until they now hold all the
offices in the State and all three of the
Delaware is the only State in the
Union that has not, either willingly or
by force of Government interference,
recognized in some way, some of the
usurpations of the general Government.
Only last June, a New York editor
wrote of Delaware as follows :
Delaware Stands
added to the Republi
the Union!
In the Convention that created the
American Union, one of the delegates
(we believe he was from New York),
declared that, if the time ever came
when it was in danger, it would be
found that the smaller States would be
its preserver. And
the truth of this seemingly strange pre
diction. Delaware, the smallest of the
States, is the only one that boldly con
fronts the maduess and treason of the
hour, and demands that the Union then
created shall be preserved. Alas !
even Kentucky, with its sixty thou
sand Democratic majority, dares not
openly and distinctly stand by the
Union, while the great State of New
York, in its late Democratic Conven
tion, tacitly assented not only to the
overthrow of the Union, but to the
nomination of a man who, above all
others, has done most to bring about
its destruction."
we witness
How stands the Democratic party to
day? The rank and file completely
bewildered and lost, at seeing so many
of their former leaders joining hands
with that hater and vilmer of every
thing Democratic—the negro-worship
ing Horace Greeley.
Greeley's Love.—" But they will
not excuse themselves for hesitation
nor for doing or not doing anything
through fear ot hurting, of despoiling,
or even exterminating Southern Trai
tors."—Sept. 4, 1862.
wji) reflrtWto accept the Bâl
RoÄnations» are accused -by
jateéo f Gwéley of all m unnejrof
inconsistfuby, and an occasional attempt
is made tojcead them out of the so called
Democrat*: party. - If we
taken, the strongest law of the land Is
that of universal usage, whether in the
books or out of them. Foÿ nearly a
century all political parties that
existed have met in their several locali
ties and appointed delegates to meet iu
con vention to nominate persons of their
political faith and principles,
thinking of delegating a right to those
delegates, tinder^ any possible contin
geney of clrcumitances, to ignore a
universal custom and nominate their
bitterest enetmr and then say
Constituents that they are h
n their treason, to all principles
lor which they were elected. If such
waq not the course pursued by the Bnl
timoré Convention, what was it ? Did
they not nominate
not mis
to their
bound to
who for forty
years has, under all and every Circum
stance, been one of the . most unprinci
pled opponents of the DéiuOcraticparty,
describing it us a party, made up
the vilest "Five Point" hells of New
York and elsewhere, and who, in his
reply to the committee who informed
him of his nomination, Baid to thorn,
" Gentlemen, I am as good a Republi
can as I ever was."
Now, is. there an honest Democrat
who had the remotest idea when he
voted lor the delegates to the Baltimore
Convention, that they would attempt
to nominate such a man to govern this
country, and call it Democratic ?
Straight-Out»* lu New Castle Co.
respoudeut from the upper end
of New Castlo county, under dale of
October 8, says :
"Dr. J. A. Brown— Dear Sir. —Here
with I send you the following list of
names of persons who wijl neither sup
port the Mongrel Greeley or the Bum
mer Grant."
Then follows twenty names and their
residences all in
Truth Teller •
neighborhood. The
ill be sent to each of
them. The letter closes as follows.
"The above is but a drop in the
bucket, iu my opinion, though many
seem to be lost and bewildered and seem
to fear to speak out independent of the
influence of all leaders.
, . .. Every day
and almost every hour I am asked
about the O'Conor and Adams electors.
The Publishers of this paper would
say to theifr readers, that they may is
"■ another number of the Truth
Teller né or before the 30th instant.
And they would hero say, and they are
ready to make oath to the same, that,
notwithstanding the many assertions of
Uie Greek* paperrthat theiRonubllcans
finding fh»ls to cawy onthe
Straight-o*t movement, they have
nev$r as lye t, received tbf. flret cent
from any! source or paity whatever.
Many unpleasant reîharks have been
made to up, and of. our doings, by our
former associates, but they are past and
whatever day the result of the present
campaign, we trust we shall all he
again united in the cause of Truth and
Justice in the Centennial Campaign of
Every Straight-Out is continual
ly told by his former political associates
who have consented to the Baltimore
sale : You want to join the Republi
cans ; you want to elect Grant ; you
will ruin the Democratic party. No
Straight-out will
join the negro
party or honor Grant so
consents to be the head of it,
and any party that is without principle
and consistency, deserves to be ruined.
Advise Gratis Representation.
—The party out of power are always
ready to appeal to the masses that they
want to help them to their just rights.
When in power, all is right, or it will
ruin the party. When the people in
dependent of party, firmly resolve that
they will have them "peaceably if they
can, forcibly if they must," it will be
accomplished without bloodshed.
We trust that all interested in public
institutions will bear in mind the meet
ing to take into consideration the estab
lishment of the Old People's Home.—
Delaware is very far bchiud most other
States in the establishment of such in
stitutions, not so much--froin want of
ability or a disposition as from some
live interest to set the ball in motion.
We have inserted a few advertise
ments, and they are mostly Republi
the reason is that Greeley Demo
crats refused to putronize the paper so
much as to pay twenty-five cents for
their business card in five thousand
papers that will be read with quite as
much interest without them.
Mr. Bayard in his speech at the
Baltimore Convention said "you are
asking men now to deny the votes they
f ive two and th?ee years ago."—
hank heaven there is a goodly num
ber who will not do it, but live on aud
Buffer if need be, until the principles of
honor and justice shall prevail.
It may be asked why we do not say
more about O'Conor and Adams. Our
answer is that their standing
wide for Honesty, Ability, Democracy
and Patriotism, and requires no defence
from any source.
is world
A Better from a StriUght-Opt.
ft September 21st, A. D., 1872.
DÂ. J. A. Brown :
Reapeeted Sir:— Having
learhed from good authority that Chas.
O'Conor, Esq. has accepted the nomina
tion of the Louisville convention,and ne
ver having been anything but a straight
out Democrat al! my life, not for the
period of an hour, I would like to know
in your judgment what course would be
best for the Democracy of Delaware to
pursue. When I say I never can vote
for Horace Greeley, I believe I speak
the sentiments ot a majority of the
Democratic party whom I have the
pleasure Of being acquainted with. I
was ndit the least astonished when I
heard Wm. Dean, Esq. in State Con
vention deelkre he never woulfi vote for
Horace Greeley while there was a hçad
on his shoulder!?, for I did not supposé
there was a half dozen Democrats pres
ent j|>ut whereof the signe opinion!. I
believe I heard you make the remark,
to elect Greeley would be the death of,
Only fortv short years have elapsed
since Hon James A. Bayard said iu a
public speech in this Hundred " While
General Jackson advocates the princi
ples he now ad?ocat«B, I will support
him If I stand alone."
Not having the inclination at present
further to pursue this question by tid
ing your patience, knowing that you
* not a Liberal Republican, I hope
you will be liberal enough to excuse
my blunders and make a short reply.
I am for keeping the ball iu motion
for O'Conor and Adams.
I api yours,
L. H. B.
The above is a sample of letters from
all parts of the State, from which wo
iuteuded to make extracts, but the
printer says full. As to the question,
"what course the Democracy should
pursue at present, we know of no better
advice than that given by Mr. Bayard
at Institute Hall, viz: ''Vote as your
honest convictions lead you to believe
will be for the interest and prosperity of
those pure principles established and
maintained by those honest and patriot
ic men who laid the foundation of the
government." Let Honor and Justice
be our motto, and we shall in timo be
victorious, or our government as a re
public will exist, it St all, only iu name.
Why the Democracy Should In
dome Greeley at Baltimore-
Eiirht Good Reasons by a Demo
The following letter has been address
ed toJhe Detroit Free Press:
Aahrou will perceive from the tenor
this note that I intend to vote for
Greefoy, I think it due to the vindic
tion jrf consistency as a citizen, my self
, and l»«r*onnl dig*
nity ha a gentleman, to state the reasons
that (prompt, explain, and justify my
actio^i. As Ssmpronius told the Ro
' Senate, ''they are enough, and
moreithan enough :"
lr Upon the occasion of a slight dif
ference of opinion between e
and H. G., he said I was a
t as a
2. He said I
3. He said I
ed villian.
4. He said I was a slum.
6. He said I was a poisonous reptile.
O. He said I was a traitor.
7. He said my "affinities" were all
bad, (not female. )
8. He said it would be the ruin of
the country if my party ever got any
power in it. %
Mr. Editor, duty to my family will
require me to leave a party of liars,
horse-thieves, rascals, slums, traitors,
and "affinities." I advise you to do
t * l< L ! tome. Democrat.
P. 8.—He expressly stated that he
would hang G. V. N. Nothrop, if he
had the power, for the speech he made
at the Vallandigham meeting in this
city in 1803.
a horse-thief,
a rascal and peijur
The following is an extract from a
letter from Charles O'Conor to Judge
James Lyons of Richmond, Va., Presi
dent of the Louisville Convention,
dated New l'ork, Sept. 30th:
i ' * V the Southern people did not
know, before I said anything on the
subject, that one of the candidates is a
man of transcendent ability, they are
singularly slow of appreheasion- The
desolation of which they complain is
attributable to him.
«n T ï°i.- lo îî? a ? d disastrous war that
filled his bloody chasm' with fratrici
dal slaughter, and involved the whole
country in debt and demoralization, is
clue to the unequalled energy, com
bined with folly, of this one ox©
able, exceedingly amiable, and exceed
mgly mischevious man. I regard the
possibility of his election with inex
pressible aversion.''
While Mr. O'Conor will not consent
m any way to solicit the office of Presi
fksteast doubt but
that if elected he will accept the office,
and should Mr. Greeley withdraw as
there Is some reason to
x „ expect, Grant
may yet be defeated.
*wvn lat 88 I K," a y' evor y v °te given
O Conor will form the nuclous that
will keep in existence the Democratic
1876 r ' rCady f ° r b " ttIC and , ' ict017 in
There are 5000 Whige in Alabama
who have not voted since the
I have been for
, ... some three years
visiting different institutions for persons
who have spent their best days in ac
tive life, with the view to the establish
ment of an institution (with
hie department) not in
pauper establishment.
I-Obtained of the last Legislature, an
Act of which the Ibllovriug is Section 1 ,
ut the Act of Incorporation :
"That J. A. Brown, .lasse Lane,
Joseph B ringh u ret, IL P. Pickels,
H. P Finegan, Jr., Ildiry Eckel
T C tr S ¥f ,C ?J ,u ''"' Barr, J.
h Oeo.e-G. Lobdcll, Jesse
Sharpe, Thomas B..Eaton, John IS,
Johnson, James Morrow. G W
Bush John C, Cole, D. Chandler,'
B. C. PearcepC, II. Uallagher, Wm.
Sily° r Jr., Chas. B. Lore, A. H.
«--.rlmshaw, Benj. {fields, J. McCabe,
James Conner, Sanluel - Uarlan Jr.
and such persons as are now or may,'
hereafter be associated with them
and their successors-, are hereby de
clared a body corjHmited 4 under the
a e >°^ ! ' Yhe Delaware Home As
itlon for Old and Infirm Men
ana Women,>' &o;
The persons named in this Act, and
n l o hers Interested are invited to meet
ô't,M°„ ,°i or Trad<! Rooms.
Ihird and Market Streets, on SATUIt
»4V PCTOBER 19, 1873, to cpjisld
•Ist. —Thé necessity of fcfa Institution
where ail persons of congenial natures
can find a Home, without special refer
ence to pecuniary situation. - „
2d. Whether a public Home to he
in reality, must not as far a
ticable, resemble the principl
arrangements of private liomes.
30.—That such an institution to he
successful .should be self-sustaining,
and only chaintable so far as bequests
and donations furnish the
any sense a
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collects rents. Agent for the sale of
Bonds of the Northern Pacific Rail
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and all parts of the Continent of
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House Lots,
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Wilmington, Del.
Constantly in store and manufactured
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of every description. Mattresses ouWnd
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