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Indianapolis Old Line Guard (Newspaper) - August 28, 1860, Indianapolis, Indiana The old Constitution the Union and the Equality of the states vol. Indiana tuesday August 28. 1860. No. 18 the old line guard. Is or i x3sj 33 e by a a Yat 1 n Diana 1 Olis ii Diana a a elided pc iia ukness. A a x is i. until after the presidential election. In Advance in All cases. Advertisements inserted at the usual rates. Hon. Henry s. Fitch s speech at Chicago on the occasion of forming a Hickory club. Or. President and fellow citizens my remarks to night shall be Brief both on account of the lateness of the hour and because i desire to leave i Esh upon your memory when you quit tie Hall the cogent reasoning and unanswerable logic of or. Campbell s masterly speech. I do not intend to enter into any argument upon the great principles involved in this presidential Campaign. For. Campbell has done that with far More ability than i possess. But ave have to night taken the initial Steps in the formation of an organization hostile to a majority of the democrats of this City and As we have daily to thank those gentleman Abr an unnecessary amount of abuse i propose to Call your attention simply to some of the spic Iest Points in the history of this democratic division and to defend As Best i May our political course from the assaults of the faction. The democratic party like All political organizations has had More or less interesting Little family quarrels a and More politicians have been punctured in the wind pipe during these wars than Ever received a scratch in open Field fight wit ii the enemy. But these Domestic deaths these fireside funerals these broken links in the household Circle Are not usually registered in the Public archives but As the dear interstates departed this life in Quot Llie bosom of the family Quot so in that bereaved Boson rested the secret to the Manor born and to the Manor buried their sacred dust reposed in the old ancestral vault As solemnly interred As they were silently murdered. But the present contest in our ranks is deeper broader and More Radical resting upon High principles and involving the very existence of the organization. It admits of no concealment. Whatever May be said about the Rivali ies of presidential aspirants of the personal feuds of the party leaders there can be Little doubt that the immediate and real cause of the present formidable division of the democracy was the remarkable action of the Baltimore convention in excluding the Southern delegates from a participation in its proceedings. The secession at Charleston although a delegated duty was a great political Blunder. Unaccompanied however As it was by any separate nomination the movement was not irrevocable. There was nothing in the Mere act of seceding to prevent the delegates from retracing their Steps and reclaiming their seats in the Baltimore convention. But admitting As facts upon this Point All the Deli ious declamation of the Douglas of atoms and signifying the Quot deep damnation Quot of their invective wit i the name of argument still what logical connection has the secession at Charleston with the important Issue afterwards raised by the contesting delegates at Baltimore ? the Virginia Resolution adopted previous to adjournment in pursuance with which these delegations were formed and in accordance with which their respective claims must be measured is so Clear and unmistakable that there is scarcely room for controversy As to which were justly entitled to admission. Liat Resolution invited All those states whose seats in the National convention they might deem vacated to fill them up with delegates before the convention re assembled at Ballimore. To whom was that invitation to appoint delegates extended ? to the democracy alone of course. In what manner were they to be appointed in accordance with the democratic usages of each state. By what authority the regular democratic organization of each state. There was no promiscuous invitation to any and every body a no Handbill Call for tumultuous town meetings no recognition of usurped Powers no Connivance at Dis affected factions in that Virginia Resolution. It contemplated simply democratic delegates regularly appointed by the highest democratic authority of their respective states and not the representatives of a disorganized guerrilla Force that might hang round the rear of the democratic army. It proposed As evidence formal commissions signed sealed and delivered by the proper democratic authorities and not a local report in a country newspaper of an illegitimate provincial mass meeting. The decision of the Charleston convention itself in the cases of new York and Illinois was too recent to admit of any doubt As to what were considered the requisites and essentials of a democratic Delegate. Now Mark the result. All the Southern states except South cajoling in accordance with this invitation met together in state convention under Call of their several executive committees and with fastidious formality a scrupulous regularity and a sensitive Observance of All democratic precedents and usage appointed new delegates empowered with new credentials for the Baltimore convention. I say new delegates for although the men were the same their Trust was original and fresh and it is in their character As delegates not As men that their title to admission must rest a the distinction being As Clear As that Between any other individual and delegated capacities. They came to Baltimore with precisely the same kind of commissions with which they had been admitted at Charleston. It is difficult to conceive How any Man can be so profoundly stupid As to sincerely doubt the regularity of their a ointment although it is not so difficult to imagine one sufficiently dishonest to affect such doubts. On the other hand who were the contestants of these delegates a score of Southern sex gentlemen with a refreshing innocence of ability and a very select limit of influence who have for years professed a distinguished dissatisfaction at the proceedings of the democratic party. T by presented a pleasing variety of political vagaries United by great unanimity of Quot opposition to democracy. Their leaders were men whom in tune had once Given position in our ranks Abr which nature had at an Early age disqualified them men of Long retired reputations remarkable Tor the Fidelity with which they had sought Success and the Felicity with which i Uliey had failed. Political exiles Ever eager in revolutionary times to relieve the tedium of their banishment by re asserting their claims to Long abolished titles and confiscated estates. Uliey certainly deserve some credit however for the perseverance with which Uliey have waved an Quot irrepressible conflict Quot with Public opinion relative to their own merits. A majority of these Gentie Meu generously released the democracy from any annoyance in the premises by convening at a hotel and with Mutual Inlet change of puffery delegating one another. The balance Labouring under the embarrassment of a first acquaintance with the party they were ambitious of representing modestly sought so me provincial town where under the protective obscurity of their own Fame and the Rural districts they went through the motions of a democratic convention manifesting considerable mimic Talent considering their inexperience with the subject matter. These gentlemen came to Baltimore led by or. Pierite Soule that Garcon Talma of their boards in the Pride and pomp of his thespian tones and Bastard heroics in some instances ashamed in Many amused at the impudence of their own pretentious. Their claims instead of being summarily rejected were referred to a committee on credentials. A majority report was made in their favor if that can be called a report which is but a Clumsy concealment of facts. It is a i in Lotical literary and parliamentary curiosity. It bids i fair to become classic from the very completeness of its j stupidity. It is without the Force of an Arment or the ingenuity of a sophistry and written in the language of Quot neither Christian Pagan nor in lucidity and logic it resembles Bottom s explanation j i Methought i was and Methought i had. But Man is but a patched fool if he will offer to say what me thought i or. Krum s position As chairman of that committee is proof conclusive Liat our democratic institutions Are yet free from any aristocracy of intellect. That gentlemen like Boswell will have to thank the feebleness of his under standing for the perpetuity of his Fame. He is original for an utter help is Ness even to imitate. The school Section Wasj evidently disposed of at too Early a period in or. Krum s District. If there is a single Blunder omitted in that report it is an oversight Kim Coald hardly j have supplied it. I i have 3-et to see the Douglas paper so disrespectful j to the English Tongue As to publish it or the Douglas j speaker so reckless of his reputation for sense As to commend it. Yet this Duncia was adopted by the Rump convention for As Schiller says Quot against Gnu purity the very Goja Firlit Uii victorious Quot and stands to Day the highest official excuse for its ro3s and rank violation of democratic usage. The i minority report on the contrary was Ari Stotland in the serenity of its logic unimpeachable in its state j ment of facts and unanswerable in its conclusions. It a differs from or. Krum s report inasmuch As it is tie i production of an educated gentleman a logician and a writer of Power Ai d clearness. It is a document All j democrats can read with Pride and All Dougl Sites i with profit. I it was the rejection of this minority report that caused the second secession at Baltimore and the final division of the democratic party a work for Wlinich we have especially to thank the new York delegation i those Algerine of tic convention so lamentably i Given to consultation and sack held the balance of i Power upon every test vote and controlled the Desti j Nies of our party for weal or woe. We All know too j Well How Tivey used their Hiigli Trust. They were a cunning crowd albeit Muifun was the word. Over flowing with path i Oisin and punch no wonder need be excited at to Weir wavering. No motion of the con mention but issued a retirement of new York and every retirement signalled the safety of the Constitution and the compounding of that fragrant Herb mint in the Best French importation. Strong from this weakness they would have re in entered the convention breathing the bal Miest spirit j of conciliation and Cognac. There was nothing Sec j tonal in their policy or their rotations. The Devotion i to the North and Quot Monongahela Quot Wirich they exp in item upon one motion was upon the second generous i by transferred to the South and Quot old j no Man shall Ever fitly Tell the in ironed sweets of i the new York Coni Mittee a loom How Royal Quot Bour Bon Quot bled at every Bung and Douglas leaders in every j purse How each new scieme of knavery was stamped j wit i approval and a dozen Quot Green Seal Quot and each broken pledge decorated wit i handsome equivocation and sparkling Quot cordon Rouge Quot a How honest Peter j Cagger s Oil face glowed wit i Fresoli bumpers and in-1 creased bribes while heavy oaths and Light corks freighted the air till you would have sworn there were i Quot six Richmonds in the these Are All the Sweet secrets for future times and historians and now that i they have rested from their labor let us be just to them. They were generous in every sacrifice of Prin Ciple involving their neighbor s rights and firm in i their resolve to be moved by no weakness for the pub lie weal. With the Honor of a harlot and the arts of j a Gamester they present a striking example of How i men with a philosophic scorn for the Quot phantom reputation Quot can yet attain a Brilliant Eminence of infamy backed by no Merit but the Quot Plain Devil and dissembling wherever that delegation May be scattered so ceaseless so tireless were their libations for their country s Honor in whatever Vale secluded upon Avha Tever mount exalted there will linger around them forever in unit and in Masse the Lialo of the Rouge and the Aroma of Brandy conduct of this delegation necessitated these j cession of one Hundred and five electoral a otes repro j setting every reliable democratic state together with j the principles and brains of the Baltimore Conven i Tion. The Rumps that remained after Cash no or Tod to the chair into whose head Stuart Laboured in j vain to infuse a flickering idea of parliamentary Law proceeded to go through i the farce of balloting for the i democratic nominee for president and now claim that their resulting Choice is the Only Quot regular Quot can-1 dilate of our party. Then there were but one Hundred and seventy Dona fide delegates in All which number some of them now try to demonstrate by a remarkable mathematical calculation is two thirds of three Hundred and three the entire electoral College while others contend that it was at least equivalent to two thirds inasmuch As those who were present agreed upon the nomination of or. Douglas unanimously. That Happy Concord would probably have been the Case had there been no one j there but or. Douglas himself. I lacking Over Twenty of the nominating number without a president without a quorum on half the j committees without a full delegation from a single sure democratic state polluted by the presence of such men As Parsons of Alabama who never voted and never expected to Vole a democratic tickets or. Douglas friends exhaust All to Weir arguments in attempting to prove the Quot regularity Quot of his nomination. Tie claim has been so often and so completely refuted that it is not neces5ary to dwell upon it any longer. It was a gathering democratic in everything but principle numerous in All thing but representation performing squatter sovereignty to two shilling houses at the front Street theater. It was Quot much ado j about nothing Quot by competent Perfi mers. Quot i had j As Lief the town crier had spoken Quot a plat Foi m As j these supernumerary democrats. Every state doubt-1 Ful in democracy poured her frees oilers into this convention. Tie Western Reserve where father Gid dings fatten in idolized supremacy sent a Constella Tion of strolling Stais to the tie Spain a wherever republicanism had Sway squatter sovereignty was in tie ascendant. It seemed As though the victories of Fremont had bloomed into the mob Cracy of Douglas. Add to these a retinue of funny Little fat gentlemen with big canes imposing stomachs and apoplectic necks who had come Down from the provincial towns to do the blasphemy by contract and the drinking by invitation eloquent jokers of Mouldy jokes and Val giant caters of their own words and you have a fair Jim tire of the Motley troupe that made a burlesque of democracy in the front Street Tleater. Look at the personnel of its leading spirits. It is As Good As a play to run Over the role of Quot the Douglas a and his they have All entered upon their present glory through the Pairis of martyrdom. The Light of the squatter gospel has damned upon them Only with their exit from the turbulence of office. Proving the doctrines of the churchmen that the car i Nal concerns of this life Blind us to the immortal ties j of the truth it was Only to employ the magnificent j language of Webster when the eyes of George n. Saunders were Quot turned for the last time upon the gorgeous Quot profits of the Navy Yard Quot full High and i Vance Quot that lie telegraphed his regeneration to the president and published his dying confession to the Quot it was Only when Forsyth turned his last lingering look upon the pleasant Plains of Mexico and the Sweet abundance of a minister s salary Only when or. Buchanan tenderly invited him Back to the Home of his childhood amid the pleasant legendary of Alabama that he took popular Sov Eremity to his bosom and proclaimed its Healing virtue. It was Only when the taciturn Stuart had rolled beneath his Tongue the last unctuous morsel of senatorial emoluments and received permission from his constituents to return to \ his former professional Leisure in the Law that he grew terrible with a Toiyo of eloquence so provocative of j the lock jaw in behalf of the Quot Little giant Quot and so runs the Mournful history through half the catalogue. These Are the men who shorn of All Power but for mischief have endeavoured from personal hatred of the present democratic administration to coerce the democratic party into the support of its bitterest enemy. It would be unjust to omit stating the reason assigned by or. Douglas himself for accepting a nomination under such circumstances. He says in his letter of acceptance that his nomination having been made without Quot any Agency Interior ence or procurement on his part he feels that he is in Honor and duty bound to this is handsome. Since the Brave old Pagan Days of Rome when the conscript fathers made patriotism immortal we have not had a More striking distance of disinterested self sacrifice. Evidently the senator stands alone. It was vulgarly supposed that or. Douglas nomination was the result of ten years of solicitation and intrigue an unlimited Sale of political indulgences and Post obits an attentive forgetfulness of former principles and an enthusiastic insincerity in future pledges assisted by a Liberal exhibition of Belmont and Brandy. But this of course must be an Eitor which it is to be regretted however Lias become so popular and Irra Dicue in the american mind. The Only wonder is How in these Days of presidential aspirants when so Many bold bad men Are devoting All their unhallowed Cneri Gies to the attainment of that High Honor it should la ave been thrust upon so unobtrusive a ostentatious a gentleman As or. Douglas. Verily the Quot gods take care of the circumstances attending the duplicate Nomina Quot guiltless of their count re s blood Quot a stands or. Law Precia Tion of the magnitude of his subject be any in rence m. Keitt. This Gallant chieftain. Armed Chi a Sentive to an orator the judge ought to furnish a pie in valiant rigmarole mounted on his favorite to i with some eloquent bursts of autobiography. Who is Nantes secession his Giay Goose Juill the or flame i he should have selected the republicans of new eng of his chivalry at rest periodically makes a dashing j land for his first auditors is a pretty speculative ques charge upon democracy and the Union. Are we to Tion for Liose democrats who remember his entangling be held responsible for such nonsense v the same Alliance during the Lecompton struggle kind of logic would make or. Douglas an advocate of i am not prepared to deny gentlemen that Doug the americanism of Washington Hunt and the Cath Las is ascendant in this state and particularly in tiny Oli cism of abbe my lasted a the abolitionism of Llor City. But tie heyday of its vigor has passed of which Ace Greeley and the Pierre Soule a somewhat complicated role but one to which i am not prepared to say that or. Douglas is unequal. We have had recently some significant omens. It must be within the memory of Many men that the Chicago titles was once published in this place. But As Elias of old. Growing in Grace was translated so it May be if the Dougl Sites have but Little argument it must j said of the sex times it has Quot gone there is not be granted they have a desperate fecundity of epithets. One of the most serious malediction conclusive at once of the original purity of the Douglas tick i it and the actual sin of the Breckinridge nomination j is the charge that we Are Yancey ites. That May or i May not be offence. Let us see. The Best reason j adorned with the highest eloquence a courage to a gleaning of it left. The reaper hath done its work Well. The lamentations of the Dougl Sites Over its departure is heard As Dol fully around our Comers As the Wail of the damned that wander by the Etli Ted with great ability it was a paper of marked and vigorous traits. Locke save the most absolute liar cannot condense meet All Comers in the political Field and skill to con More than one lie in every three sentences. One of found them Eminence by Universal Concession fore the finest Powers of the times was its daily refutation sight daring Devotion in private life reliant adventurer everywhere Means simply William l. Yancey. These Are traits admired by All men. With the personal preferences of or. Yancey and his intense Southern affections we have nothing to do and he i who will has forgotten his own business. With Yancey s sincerity Douglas might be Trust Ltd with Yancey s attainments Douglas would be an or Tion of vice president is also too refreshing to in overlooked. Lament to the Senate with Yancey s sagacity Doug or. Douglas has always paralleled his Devotion to Las would not now occupy a position we Iii. Wilile tide principle As one of his most prominent Virtues but it j strays his j ast Brever obliterates his Hopes Tor the fun was Nevers strikingly illustrated As in tie nomination Turc. Of senator Fitzpatrick. By his friends at Baltimore. I on the whole we have no particular objection to having sheltered himself behind the glorious Wineer a the title of Yancey ites. Dainty of that celebrated double Lentendre the a Nuhi \ the last charge brought against ill. Breckinridge Nati platform it was Only requisite to Lake his Politi a is that he affiliated with the know nothings. The Cal Antipode on the same ticket to have every thing j charge originated in a letter from a or. John Savage satisfactorily Arran cd. To Hon. Henry a. Avise. The Southern senator was to Lead the Cavaliers of the Cotton states while Douglas marshalled tiie round As it is not to be expected of course that any one of Vou Ever heard of a or. Savage before it Mav be a Heads of new England. Fitzpatrick having repeat As Well to remark that his name does him great Indus edly repudiated Quot my great j i must of course Tice. He is a very harmless inoffensive Little gentle be popular among the democracy while the Illinois Ian by reiterating its advocacy thereof would make fearful inroads into the Ite publican ranks. The one having voted for the Davis resolutions and the other against them one having advocated congressional Protection and the other unfriendly legislation a magnificent latitude for every dive sity of opinion was thus presented and it Only required a judicious selection of localities to insure Success. There Exi Steil but one obstacle to this scheme an obstacle the nature of men whom the Public has always treated with generous neglect. He is the author of one tragedy that was read and damned and one Book that was damned without being read. Or. Savage it seems is now Tonying his tender intellect with politics. It is the old Story of Penelope s suitors tugging at the Bow of Ulysses. The entire basis for the charge against sir. Breckinridge is contained in a statement made by Himin a Public speech that he Quot would rather vote for one of his own countrymen than a foreigner All other which being out of the Range of it in. Douglas system things being this is certainly a very grave of tactics was entirely overlooked namely the Hon offence considering that in the very next sentence he esty of senator Fitzpatrick. He peremptorily de denounced the know nothing organization upon High dined to be a a party to any such programme of Quot strata moral and constitutional grounds Gem and i i am afraid a foreigner one of or. Savage s own he possessed too much of that Quality the absence j class an irishman for instance a Muhln t vote for one of which in the Douglas convention is so justly la a of his own countrymen in preference to anybody else rented by or. Miles Taylor Quot proper , Quot All other thin being equal Quot or unequal. It must it was amusing to observe the violent revolution in be a mistake about their Ever doing such things. It the Douglas press ujan this question of vice presi that be know nothing ism then make the most of it. Dency. Fitzpatrick s nomination was hailed in most having thus briefly alluded to the character of the admiring capitals his withdrawal in triumphant attacks upon our candidates i wish to Call your italics. His name added great strength to their ticket i attention for a moment to a recent Douglas opinion and its absence still More. He was a distinguished j of our platform an opinion which being of an of statesman three Days before or. Johnson s name was facial nature cannot be repudiated. The Breckin known but from the hour that glorious obscurity arose i Ridge platform As of course you Are All aware i above the horizon Quot decorating and cheering the ele simply the Ala Jority report of the Charleston con rated sphere in which he began to move Quot the Star of j mention. Fitzpatrick Sank into political oblivion. The Doug that report a Frank statesmanlike declaration of la Sites Are Altaj s sending some one to Quot political of principles the rejection of which was the cause of be Livion Quot a a Region with which from Long residence cession at Charleston was denounced by the Douglas they seem particularly familiar. If they escape and delegates As a Quot slave code Quot a an expression which Uliey j return themselves to their native a Herra incognito Quot it j spoke Quot tripping by on the Tongue Quot and not having the will Only be through the unpleasant reputation of hav most Remote idea of its meaning supposed to be some-1 ing advocated a Man for president who obtained a thing especially ferocious. To any one credulous nomination with greater difficulty and a defeat with j enough to believe their twaddle the majority report greater ease than any candidate in american history. J was As ruthless As a piratical league and As Lawless As this selection of Johnson is an Apt illustration of the a code of the comanches. Much boasted Quot regularity Quot of the Douglas ticket and j this document however afterwards proved so a shows How far any Loyal Democrat is bound by his i septable to the National democracy that it became democratic fealty to support such leaders. Ten or i necessary for the opposite faction not Only to add a fifteen gentlemen Quot urged by hunger and request of i codicil to their last will and testament identical in friends Quot met one night in the dining room of the a j principle of which anon but also to modify their sys tonal hotel at Washington when having disposed of Teni of attack upon it very materially. The Douglas a cold collation they proceeded to dispose of the vice executive committee in a recent manifesto repel presidency. As there were no aspirants for the Honor and denounce this Breckinridge platform not As a of this Post prandial nomination their labor would Quot slave code Quot a not As a violation of the Cincinnati have been Light but for the difficulty of finding any platform but Horri Hile dict Quot As Quot truisms of the one to even accept it when proffered. Finally after tames Quot truisms of the tames signify a voracious and anxious session during which every i Cance Quot is Good. A tin ism is defined by Webster to Bone was picked and every name canvassed they be a sell evident truth a very rare but one would chose As a Dernier sort or. H. V. To unison. And i us Pix be very excellent material for the forma now this dining room candidate this Talle d Hote \ Tion of political platforms. But these gentlemen of nominee this Quot lame and impotent conclusion Quot to a l the executive committee have it seems a special cold supper and a secret caucus is proclaimed the aversion to self evident truths an aversion Manifest Only regular democratic Standard bearer to oppose de clearly in Many statements in their own manifesto whom is to dissolve the Union. And entirely consistent with their enumeration of or i in. Johnson s qualities for winning Are in perfect i Douglas Virtues and their approval of his dogmas keeping with the manner in which he was put upon i yet this same platform was rejected at Charleston the come. He led the secession from the state con because Douglas had denounced it As repugnant to mention in Georgia hence the Grace with which his his Well known principles. It is unnecessary to com supporters so glibly charge us Vith being seeders. Ment upon the character of principles repugnant to he took the stump against Howell Cobb As the Dis self evident truths. Justice however to the Distin Union candidate for governor hence the refreshing gushed senator compels me Grant that he was per Ness of endorsing him As orthodox by placing him on a thing succinct Clear and pointed like the Wickliffe presidential ticket. He announced in his Georgia report that slave property in the territories was Quot upon Resolution for instance a Fine a Flecknoe production to which no human ingenuity can Ever give two mean the same footing As All other property Quot and entitled to Ings or even one. The Quot same recognition and Protection in the Legisla i the truth is the worst thing they can say of our Tive judicial and executive departments of govern-1 candidates is that they Are opposed to the Quot great Prin ment hence the pungency with which his followed so Ciple that underlies Quot or. Douglas Pei Sonal ambition can denounce our platform As a Quot slave and that our platform is composed of Quot self evident he proclaims that Quot neither the general govern truths Quot repugnant to any affiliation with Republican ment nor any territorial government can destroy or ism North or americanism South. Both our platform Patentee Quot unfriendly of rare or. Johnson it leaders As Daniel s. Dickinson Pierce Hallett and is under tie leadership of such men As these that the j Benjamin f. Butler who for an incomparable View of Dougl Sites charge us with Ultra ism and disunion sen-1 sly satire laughter and ridicule is the Prince of talk tibents. There is nothing equalling it since falstaff a efs. It does one s heart Gootel to see him with the skill complained of cowards. Our candidates Are both pro-1 and finesse of an italian fencer flourish the rapier of his Tion As expounded by the supreme court any one Ever advocate the re opening of the african slave Trade in the Breckinridge convention ? has either of our candidates pledged himself to support no one whose Quot principles Are inconsistent Quot with a slave code Quot has either of them Ever boasted in the Senate of the United states that he had Given More territory to slave labor than any other Public Man ? has either of them Ever introduced a Bill into Congress pow of this fallacy. It was haughty and triumphant in its manner of telling untruths. It conquered by them it retreated behind them. They were not Silken soft Felt footed lies insinuating and genteel but solid Brave formidable lies full of All the strength and Lustines of their sin the sturdy tic Lent yeomen of mendacity. This a As Genius. It showed the real Nof Tiitus Infernusi the genuine mendacious a Niglas ism. As men of sense instinctively Admire Lah it. No matter How pm Loyed there is general regret at the death of the to ohcs. I have said that the failure of the i hints is ominous for the Douglas cause for although the titles i liar old have Douglas name at the Mast head its editorials show a love and Devotion to democracy that is incompatible with any one Man s partisanship. It labors with Consun mate ability for the Success of True democratic doctrines and if anything could have in it Lucid me to vote for one Candi it late for the Sake of electing another it Woultz have been the ingenious arguments and eloquent appeals of the Chicago Herald. If we Are to credit , the jesuits had a favorite thread of theology called Quot the doctrine of probability Quot or the chances of salvation through the Coninis Sion of sins a Subtle and pleasing Rae Tho Ltd of promoting a Good cause which a political paper i ulcer Peculiar circumstances May be justified in approving As i do of the intentions of the times Herald i cannot censure although i May not imitate the course it has thought Best to Pui sue. We do not Pretell to be very Strong in this shiite a we were not in 1858. But few As we Are. We have at least the Consolation of knowing that we shall be after tie ides of november the Only National Deraz Ratic party the Only arty within the limits of our state whose principles Are acceptable to the democracy of the Union or whose candidates Are recognized As democrats by the National party of our country. I had intended gentlemen to Advance some further views upon this Point but the extreme lateness of the hour prevents. Trusting that you will excuse and oversight or embarrassment necessarily following the Peculiar circumstances attendant on to night s proceedings of which you Are All aware i earnestly thank you for your kind attention and bid you a Good Niit it. Cheering prospects in the state. From the members of the recent state convention we have the mat Gratifying information with reference to our prospects in the state at Large. Nothing but the madness of the Douglas leaders in running an opposition ticket can prevent the vote of the state being cast for Breckinridge a Ifil Lane and we do not believe even this Folly can affect us. Our reliable advices show that All through the state honest democrats who desire the Triumph of their principles and their party Are determining to give their support to Breckinridge and Lane. They see the Folly of adhering to Douglas and that in so doing they can Only he aiding our common enemies. Slen of this class say to us Quot we an Douglas men but we Are democrats first and above All other things. If there was any Chance for the election of or. Douglas we should go for him but we know there is no Shadow of a Chance in this state and As True men and democrats we can not throw our votes away upon him. And in so doing Aid in the election of the abolitionist Lincoln or contribute to tie strength of the old know nothing party of this this is the View of honest democrats All Over the state and it is but a few hours since this very language was ased to us by a gentleman who two weeks ago was among the most determined supporters of or. Douglas. In this connection we take occasion to express our pleasure at the spirit of conciliation which is manifested by the democracy of Pennsylvania in fraternizing upon an electoral ticket. So it should be so it will he everywhere if the spirit of democracy prevails. When we see those calling themselves democrats uniting Frith know nothings against their fellow democrats we think it is time they had dropped the name of Democrat. Such men May be very Good Douglas men. But they cannot be democrats who prefer the election of a know nothing or a Black Republican to a Gallant Patriot a tried statesman and a sound constitutional Democrat. We Are glad to know that a Large majority of the heretofore Douglas democrats of Maryland do not belong to this . They see there is no Chance for or. Douglas and like honest men i and Tnie democrats they declare their intention to go for Breckinridge and Reph inn. Stephen a. Douglas and Henry Clay. The old friends and admirers of Henry clays the old line whigs must feel themselves highly flattered by the encomium now every Day lavished upon the deceased statesman by his former most malignant Rev Lei a. Were it not for the motive that just now prompts these outpourings of Praise and the acute remembrance of the Gross abuse heaped upon the Sage of Ashland by Douglas and his followers in times past the pleasures would be without Alloy. Before old line whigs agree to take judge Douglas yer o their embrace they should compel a direct equivocal i extraction of the unmitigated slander id in the following extract from a speech Deli Carrollton Green county during the canvass of 1844, when Clay and Polk were candidates for the presidency. On that occasion Douglas said Quot i denounced him Clay in the Congress of the United states and i now denounce him As a traitor but did Fory or defeat. Quot Victorice Causa Pacuit sed victa Ca-1 _ j the fact is it is becoming every Day clearer that in an Alliance with the know nothings of the South and the disaffected republicans of the East rests the Only j a an old Black hearted traitor the Hope of the Dougl Sites to injure Breckinridge and i first american traitor who Ever attempted to sell Kis Lane. The opposition press of the Bonier states j country for British Gold Quot prove the first the electioneering tour of or. Douglas j the second. Where is or. Douglas now ? refreshing Bis recon proposing to make abolition assemblages an indictable offence and to put Down anti slavery agitation by Lection of american history at the base of Bunker criminal prosecution in the Federal courts Hill under the escort of that Little coterie of gentle the charge of disunion comes with an equal Grace men who compose the Douglas democracy in Massa and i Trust or. Johnson is edified by the vivid dam Chu setts endeavouring to gather some of the dust of nation with which this crime is denounced by his As Webster upon his shoes and trying like a Dull tourist j it remains to be seen How far the friends of Henry Clay will go in endorsing this foul slander by printing the aspirations of the slanderer for the High position he now seeks. Socrates. Searching in vain through the military gallantry and constitutional statesmanship of both Breckinridge and Lane for any pretext upon which to base this accusation or. Douglas turns with solicitude to a recent proclamation of or. Lawrence m. Keitt of South Carolina. South Carolina has always been a very belligerent sovereignty. Her history is Brilliant with the most daring intentions illustrious from the fiercest conventions it Vith the greatest loss of time and the hottest Battles with the least loss of life. She once unanimously severed the Union by joint ballot conquered Jackson by a bulletin and overthrew the Federal government according to the statute in such cases made and provided. Among her most terrible warriors in eternal Embry of her nume rotis Cromwells upon to grow Eloi Juenst from association relieving College j exercises from the wearisome elegance of classic red nations by the inelegant weariness of his distinguished platitudes on self government dissenting to astonished Savans in the shades of Harvall the origin of squatter sovereignty and Quot watering All the schools Quot with his endless repetitions on the Quot i eat principle that underlies Quot and outlines All other principles. It is not the custom i believe for presidential nominees to advocate Union the stump their own Superior merits for that High office. But As or. Douglas is said to be a pleasant orator when on an agree be topic it would scarcely be generous to deny Liim the Only pleasure he seems Likely to derive from his nomination. Certainly if a keen a Trik Benicia new York con Quot Espond Cut of the Charleston Mercury writes mis. Adah Isaacs Menken Heenan is now in the City quietly awaiting the i recognition of her husband Anil lord j. C. Heenan the Champion. We will now test the truth of the gossip respecting the marriage of the Benicia boy. Thus far he has held Back and sought no interview with his Adah. She says that if he does not come out like a Man and take her to his bosom and his Home she will publish in the sunday papers All the tender love letters he wrote her in their Days of Billing and cooing Ese would make racy Reading and great is the Competition among the sunday sheets to obtain these Sweet morsels. Heenan take Quot the ninth it it Ras a goo Ltd joke on a bad subject

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