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Indianapolis Old Line Guard (Newspaper) - September 1, 1860, Indianapolis, Indiana The old line Constitution the Union and the of Quality of the states vol. old line guard. Is t h. I Quot a 33 33 Xii y. At a n do am a India a ii u a iia us in �?�1? e 3ve �341.00, until after the presid Colial election. In Advance in All cases. Advertisements inserted at tie usual of the democratic state Central committee to the democracy of California. Flo a democrats a it is not at All strange Liat in the present anomalous condition of political affairs the question on every hand should arise what is the course a proper to be pursued by democrats in tie unfortunate distraction. And divisions a Vii h now ethical in the part a Quot in attempting the solution of important Jues Tion it is to arrive at any just conclusion without entering at some length upon the consideration of Many of the Peculiar ii Cuni stances bearing upon and involve Fig the action of the convention at Charleston and by Shimoi a. Before doing so. Lio Wever it May not be Imp i Opi a to premise that from Ali Tever Stan la Point we View the two nominations each professing to be democratic difficulties and per arise on every Side and it behoves not Only every Democrat but every Lover of his country to pause and consider Well lest by Pix Capitate action we not merely destroy the democracy the great of the Union but the Union itself. Deeply As we deplore the existing condition of political at airs. We live our own Clear convictions of ultimate duty both As partisans and As citizens. Without Crim nation or recriminations which would assuredly i e out of place Here we desire As Brielly As May be to present and commend to Etui a candid mind a fair statement of the facts which seem to Leal to the Ines stable conclusion Liat the nomination of judge Douglas was neither regular and in accordance with the usages of tie party nor in any manner binding upon the National democracy. In the first place a careful examination of the record will show that tie Douglas or so called minority Plati Brm was not adopted by either a majority of the states or a maj Jority of the individuals comprising the original Charleston convention. It would seem to be a fair Jiro position. That the resolutions of the National democracy to be obligatory should be adopted either by a majority of the states or of the delegates constituting the convention and that any other course would be mail Tilly unfair and unjust to tie whole party throughout the Union. Now what Are the lads ? at an Early stage of the proceedings the con mint tee on organization closed their report by hollering the following additional Rule which Alti Tough containing the germ of disruption was quietly and unsuspecting by adopted by tie convention Jiei Flotd Itiat in any state which not i did or directed by its slate convention Tiow its vote May be Given the convention will recognize the i High t of each Delegate to cast Lis individual under Ordinary circumstances there could be Little objection to such a Rule which Facie appears not unfair. But it was soon evident that this new regulation was a part of a Well Laid programme designed not merely to cramp but actually to prevent the deliberate action of the convention. Some states had massed a general and at the time apparently meaning Ess Resolution recommending or directing the delegation to vote As a unit while by far the greater number had omitted entirely such action. The result therefore of the Rule was found to be that in those delegations where the friends of judge Douglas were in tire majority of one two or More the voice of the minority was entirely suppressed and unheeded Wilile in others his friends although in the minority were permitted to cast their individual votes. It is Only necessary to cite two instances to exhibit the working of the Rule. In new York the delegation stood 20 for Douglas 15 . Bui tie whole vote 35. Was Given for the forme thus practically Dis franchising 15 Rej Presentat Iveson the Empire state. On the other hand the delegation from Pennsylvania stood 12 for Douglas to 15 against him. The majority Here being opposed to my. Douglas the minority Woi it permitted under the Rule to cast 12 votes for his platform. This was practically exeme Lilied in various other slates and under it Soju ration the minority or Douglas platform was a<l0j the i by an apparent vote of 1 >5 to 138. A careful Exaudina icon of the record shows that if a uniform Rule had been applied to All the states Eitnier requiring each slate to vote As a unit or allowing the individually to cast their votes in accordance with their views the following would have been the result fur Douglas Plai form by the unit Rule applied to All the states .148 voting per Capil-.i.h4 it thus appears that whether we take the Voes by states of by the individual delegates a fair and True majority of the National convention at Charleston was clearly in favor of the rejected in Job Ity resolutions and opposed to Ridge Douglas. In View actual facts it is hardly surprising that the action of the convention was deemed and declared by Many to be unfair tyrannical and revolutionary. Certainly unprejudiced minds cannot resist the conclusion Itiat it did not partake of that spirit of Justice and impartiality which should characterize tie course of the great Council of the National democracy alien Ile liberating upon the affairs of the party and the interests of the nation. Here then we have the first great reason Wlinich primarily induced a division at Charleston. Tiie sul it sequent adjournment to and assembling at Baltimore and the final disruption of the convention May All be traced directly or indirectly to the same source of evil although other questions such As the re admission of the retiring delegates to still further complicate matters. The next question which it is proper for the democracy to consider is whether the nomination of fudge a Ouglas was re Gulai Anil in accordance Mith the rules and usages of the democratic party. I on the Correct solution of this question depends in a or Pat degree the obligation of that nomination upon a Sti in Tiv party men. A i in it facts will suffice to show that the nomination was achieved contrary to the two thirds Rule and con trav to the declared construction put in on that Rule by the friends of judge Douglas at Charleston. By re of a re inc to the Noci Edings of the convention it appears nol Only that in. Douglas did nol at any time receive Uro in ads of the whole electoral vote but that Aitch 1,. I Quot hip Ion it bid Timovic. Then do no remain ill participation two thirds of the convention Alt Hiigli Eli Tain delegates originally elected had been excluded and others Friendly o or. Douglas admitted in their Stead. We quote from the very full report. As published in the Sacramento Union july 19, 1860. First after the final division. I it is we presume unnecessary to state that the i whole National convention consisted properly of 303 i votes Bein the number of the electoral College and j that it required 202 votes to constitute two thirds of the convention in accordance with the rules of the party and without which. Judge Douglas has repeat i declared he would not accept a nomination. In i this connection too it May be Well to recall the Fol i lowing recorded facts bearing directly upon this question this original two thirds Rule adopted in 1832, and adhered to Ever since until it has become a part of the common Law of the party after resolving that Quot each state shall be entitled to a number of votes equal to the number Liat they will be entitled to in the electoral College held the following language 1 Quot Wiz that two thirds of the whole number of votes in the \ convention shall he Neces Sanj to constitute a at Charleston after the first division and before balloting for candidates this language becomes the subject of discussion As to its meaning and construct Tion and upon a formal vote the convention Decla i Rod by a to e of 141 to 112, that Tico thirds of the whole Elk Tokai. Vote Viz 202. Were requisite to constitute a Many of the friends of judge Douglas voting for this construction. Such then being the indisputable facts of the Case it cannot be contended that the nomination of or. J Douglas was consummated in accordance with the Well known and clearly defined usages of the party or that it is of binding Torce upon the democracy of Cali fornia. As democrats deeply attached to the Birinci Ples. Rules and of tiie party and lie Sirous of maintaining them in their integrity meaning and s 5�-it. We Are forced to say As ave believe a been demonstrated that air. Douglas cannot legitimately claim to be the regular nominee of the parly. Upon examining the constituent parts of the two so called National conventions we Fin theone Breckinridge i having representatives from Twenty states of the Union seventeen of which it is certain will Ca get their votes for its nominee the other composed of delegates in whole or in part representing states not one of which is certain for or. Douglas. We find. Also that or. Breckinridge is warmly supported by every Deli erratic United states s it Nalor except i in. Pug h of Ohio also by nearly every democratic Repie i tentative in the lower House of Congress. I but. Above All we find Liat the Plati Brm adopted by the National Deu socratic convention which nominated Breckinridge Ami , not merely coincides with tie views of the California democracy but is the reiteration of the great principles which have been embodied in the resolutions of our last three state co a editions and which have been ratified at the polls by overwhelming majorities. Thus standing on National demo Rafi i Riu Isles and fortified by the invariable and time honoured usages of the party we confidently Appeal As in Days gone by to the California democracy and Call upon them to sustain the nomination of John c. Breckinridge of Kentucky and of Joseppi Lane of Oregon signed by Iii committee j on motion of or. Benham the chairman was directed to Call a democratic slate convention in con Wormily with the Reso unions adopted. On motion of or. Benham we. I. Liggins was appointed corresponding Secretary vice or. Henry who was absent. On motion of or. Right Miro the committee and journey subject to the Call of the in . Chairman dem. State Central committee. Am. J. Hilton Sec y. San Frau . Jno vol Isno. A Jain St. 154 150 Douglas. B a Kin Ridge. Ii Tirrie. Seymour Wise. Doublas. Dickinson. Bocock. Breckinridge. .173�?5 9ij second ballot. 181 Gru brie whole vote East. .190 h whole vote cast. La mite Mongrel ticket. It is Well known to our readers that we have denounced the coalition in this state As aimed just As much at Breckinridge As at Lincoln. Every succeeding Dav Sho is this More and More positively. Or Douglas at Norfolk has denounced the Breckinridge arty As no l Al tei than the Quot republicans Quot while Here Liis Fol lower s keep up the pretence that they desire to unite with it. The object of this is apparent. Tivey desire to get the credit for a course they do not intend to Pui vue and then try to Foice everybody to vote the Mongrel ticket on the ground of defeating Lin Coin. I we would Call attention to an article in another i column from the Chenango n. A american which fully exposes the Lui licit of the leaders in their at tempt to swindle the people of this state into endorsing Stejphen a. Douglas on the ground of voting a Quot Union ticket Quot while it is in reality a Douglas ticket and nothing else. It is another of the cheating games of the Albany Regency to accomplish l y fraud what they cannot do by honesty. Stephen a. Tjom Las and John Bell have neither of Thon a fair elective to e in the Union and then know it. But the Destier ate spoils Hunters Ivhon follow their track Hope to bargain and Trade and traffic in such of the states As afford a Field for their talents in such a Way As to cheat intimidate and drive the eople into their support. To effect this they have formed a partnership either open or Conezak a in every state either to unite their forces on one electoral ticket or run two where that plan seems most favourable to effect their Pui poses and thus if possible defeat an of the voice of the peo in upon pending political issues and keep the country in the Quot slavery Quot agitation for years to come. The terms of the bargain Are thus Given in the a Ivorid Quot a _ _ Quot if. After the election returns arc received in november it shall appear that giving Twenty five of the votes of new Soili to Douglas an Ltd Len to Bell will carry both these candidates into the pious with Lincoln the votes Sial be so divided. But if this distribution of the votes a Ould carry Bell and Breckinridge into the House As Many of the ten Bell electors shall vote for Douglas As shall Quilice to exclude Breckinridge. But if it shall turn out that Breckinridge shall get into the House in any event the understanding prob a g is that Douglas shall is preferred to Jill on the ground that the democratic supporters of the electoral ticket Are so much Moi a numerous than the l Nion this corroborates All we have said in relation to this . Douglas withdrawal from the Field. Why the Uoo Hack about my. Keck in Edge s wit Guinaw Ai. Was stau cd and by Plum. A private letter from one of the most intelligent gentlemen now in Washington under Dale of Friday says Quot the Telegram sent Forth from Here As True that or. Breckinridge wished to decline had a Dee tie sign in it. The Man that started it is Quot Cleveland Quot the correspondent of the Cincinnati enquirer and tii vate Secretary of or. Douglas and it was done to head or. Douglas off. Quot in. Douglas finding his Chance for the presidency i just no Chance at All had written Back to confidential friends Here giving such intimations of an intention to decline As alarmed them and the Rumor that Breckinridge inv Eidl d to do tie same tiling a i a by thought to prevent the execution of Douglas project. 1 have these facts from sources entitled to the greatest 1 Cou Tidence. Aud so a he from or. Douglas having Given up the idea he still entertains it Ani is anxious to Fol-1 Low out bid own views which he feels confident will result in his nomination and election four years hence. Many of his friends Here who have been let into the secret approve of his withdrawal Wiiilie others who like Foi Ney have been playing into the hands of the a republicans Are unwilling to see judge Douglas yield the track for fear it would elect Breckinridge and i Lane. These facts i know to be True facts and i am confident that Douglas who is deeply involved by i some speculation is still anxious to retire from a hopeless contest in order to look after his private of Democrat. The Power of Oon Gresa to protect property in the territories. Congressional Intel mention for the Protection of property in the territories if not a new idea now advocated for the ii St time. The territorial legislature of Florida had passed Laws imposing an unjust and discriminating tax upon slaves owned in that territory by non residents. Several citizens of Virginia injuriously affected by these territorial Laws presented a petition to the Congress of the United states for Relief. That memorial was Rufen cd to the committee on territories and on the 11th of february 1834, that committee made the following report Wii Icli we ii med to the Calm and dispassionate Consic action of every advocate of the doctrine of popular sovereignty in the territories Quot the Memoria lists allege that they Are owners of a number of slaves removed several years ago from Virginia to the Teni tory of Florida that the legislature of said territory has imposed a tax of ten dollars a head on All slaves of non residents which will be Lii red out without reference to the amount for which said slaves May have been hired that an Post Facto operation Wius Given to this enactment by applying it to hired out several weeks before the Massage of the Law and Itiat the same or perhaps another Law subjects any non resident s slaves that May be sold in the Teni tory to a further tax of Fil teen dollars each. Thev. Therefore ask Congress for Relief Quot the come Vittoe Are satisfied that the Menior Alist Aie entitled to Relief. It is it certainly against the policy of the United Stales As Well As the dictates of common Justice to allow any territorial legis Aluie to tax the of Noii i residents higher than the Saul properly of resident citizens. Quot the authority appointed under the net of 22 1 of february 1819, having passed an ordinance providing for the naturalized inhabitants of Florida and the cily Council of St. Augustine having imposed by ordinance it t train taxes u on the inhabitants an act of Congress was Page cd on the eth of Lay. 1822. Repealing both ordinances and making their execution penal. See 7lli vol. Laws u. S., p. Go Chap. 81. Quot the committee think Congress should always a protect the property of the citizens of tie United states when subjected to the Oji ration of unjust legislation by the territorial a governments. In the Case above referred to that Protection is asserted and maintained in prac Liee. The same principle requires the prac ice now. And for that purpose the committee Iier with report a the Bill so reported was enacted into a Law by Congress and was apr proved by president Lackson on the 30th of june. L.s3i. The Law is As follows Quot be it enacted by the Senate and House of representatives of the l Niue states of America in Congress assembled that All such acts or Jiaras of acts passed by the legislative Council of the territory of Florida As May impose a higher or greater tax on the slaves or other properly of non resident citizens be and the same Are hereby repealed and it Leclarce null and Oid. A a and he it further enacted that if any person shall attempt to enforce any of the acts or a arts of acts j Assed by the Council of the territory of Florida As aforesaid by demanding or receive i ing any tax. Imp cosilion or assessment authorized or prescribed thereby such person shall on conviction thereof be punished by Fine not two Hundred it Ollars. Or by imprisonment not exceeding six i months or either or both of said when this Law was under discussion in the House of representatives it a single voice was raised in favor of the territorial Laws or denying the pow or the right and the duty of Congress to repeal them for the mrose of protecting the property of citizens in the territories. The doctrine that the people of the territory acting through the territorial legislature had the Power to pass such Laws by virtue of in i Herent sovereignty avas not then thought of. On the i contrary every member of the House Avo participated in tie d Ebale or. Williams. White and it in. Fillmore All concurred in denouncing these territorial Laws As unjust objectionable and As passed without right. They say in so Many words. Quot the legislative Council had no right to pass much a Congress dial not hesitate to repeal tie obnoxious en-1 act ments and in repealing imposed a penalty of Fine and upon any one who should attempt to carry out the repealed Laws. They treated the acts of the territorial with no More consideration. And regarded them As entitled to no higher respect than the ordinances of a Munici Al Corpora i Tion. For what purpose was this done v clearly to protect the property of the citizens in the territory i against the unjust and unfriendly legislation of the people of the territory. The principle asserted by those Avo advocated enacted and approx vet this Law is the entire subordination of the territorial Laws to the Power and auth oily of Congress acting within a its territorial limits. A state legislature in the Ali i sence of constitutional prohibition in the slate con Stit ution. May discriminate Between Dif Tennit kinds of pro Yerty. And fix the tax to be paid y each it May exempt certain kinds of property Tom All taxation a and oblige Osiier kinds to May an increased tax. But this cannot be done by a territorial legislature the people of a territory Are not Sovereign bet Ause a territory is in a state of a Uji Ilage is subject to the general government and is especially us Der the supervision of Congre a. But this Law establishes As a fact that a democratic Congress intervened for the purpose of protecting property in a territory and that intervention was approved by Andrew Lackson. The report of the committee above cited which in 1834, met the unanimous apr Roval of the democratic president and the democratic a party in Congress asserts the same principles which Are recognized by the supreme court of the United slates by the resolutions of the Senate and by the platform reported by a majority of the states at Charleston and adopted by the convention at Baltimore which nominated or. Breckinridge for preset Lent Viz first that the government of a territory Organ i sized by an act of Congress is provisional and Tempo Rary. And during its existence Rel citizens of the United states have an equal right to Settle Avith their property in the territory with amt their rights either of person or a property being destroyed or injured by congressional or territorial legislation. Second Itiat it is the duty of the Federal government in All its departments to protect the rights of persons and property in the territories and where Ever else its c institutional authority extends. I the principle so asserted adopted and approved by the jacksonian democracy in 1834. Is utterly at variance with that other doctrine that the peo Jile of a territory during its territorial existence have the right and May lawfully exclude or effectually prevent the introduction of slave property into the territory by unfriendly legislation enacted by the Terri-1 trial , and when such legislation has Bee passed Liat Congress has no Power to intervene for the purpose of Protection because of a qualified or j absolute sovereignly in the Jie Ojile of the Washington Onesti tuntion. The oomph ii of Doi igla. That Arch traitor Martin Van Buren who in 1848, abandoned his party and joined the frees oilers declares himself in favor of the election of Douglas. It was fit that he should do so. John w. Forney who abandoned the democracy under the Lead of or. Douglas on the Lecompton question and has since been faithful to the Black rc-1 publicans receiving the clerkship of the House As j the Reward of Iii treachery is Labouring for the elec Tion of or. Douglas. Cornelius Wendell who according to the testimony of George j. Jones is the most unscrupulous liar an the reasons Why Forney and Douglas came out in opposition to Buchanan. The Augusta Ivule Democrat gives the Wenj and the wherefore that induced Forney and Douglas to take ground against the president in the following article. They could not obtain the positions and Ollices which they required in then Icove. And All of their friends. Read the article the Coli to l til onal get jus Litie or. Forne for abusing the president. U Ltd the Groin id that he was not put at the heal of the l Nion new spa it eras was promised and a a Orde Reil to a Tiogo work Wir ii he still stood Quot e do not know Doug s Woik Quot it refers to Uncle it it a is the eos Nieting the Philadelphia j Ress. Forney Gnu Taine l the l re it def after the i livery of his ii it a viral Vodri is. In which he declared Liat the time Tor de it id Iii the it a Ery was at the formation of a Taie . He Sims Tineil him. In his celebrate d Letler. Of the loth of August. 1854. To prof Sii Linian and the clergymen on the Kansas question. In the it Letier in. Buchanan took the same ground that he did in his inaugural addivs.-. We copy a few sentences Quot slavery existed at that period Ami still exists in Kansas Undler the Constitution of the United Stales. This Point has at last been decided by the highest tribunal known to our Laws. How it could Ever have been seriously doubted is a mystery. If a confederation of Sovereign states acquire a new territory at the expense of their common blood and treasure Sui a Ivone set of the partners can have no right to exclude the other from its enjoyment by prohibiting them from taking into it whatever is recognized to be property by the common Constitution. But when the people the Bona de residents of such territory proceed to Frame a state Constitution then it is their right to decide the important question Tor , whether they will continue modify or abolish slavery. To them and to them alone does this question belong free from All foreign no Southern Man objected to that patriotic Cioc Trine at the time. They did not then say Asir. Douglas has said since that the people of the territory could exe Lud i slavery at any time. Now what did or. Forney say about Quot this letter of president Buchanan to Silliman &co.? we quote from one of his editorials in the Philadelphia press Quot a Public Man who is fortunate in his friends i. An object of envy to his opponents. But 3ir. Buchanan is fortunate in his enemies eminently fortunate in that they have furnished him an Opportunity of appealing against an insane sectional ism at a critical tier Iota like the present to the whole country. We do nor think trial to log annals of font in Ery can a More Lomp Liti Reph to a Dogma a a sumption of Superior patriotism and piety than that contained in sir. Buchanan s in spouse to Connecticut meddle to. The country owes them thanks. Lery logic and common sense. Quot he Zvir. Buchanan Sheds along the dark pathway that has led into our Kansas troubles a flood of Light. He dissipates a thousand falsehoods in an in i Stant. He fortifies his own position. He invigorates the friends of the Constitution. He deprives Section Alisa of the Only weapons left in its annoy of Erjie diets. He puts the stamp of authoritative denial Mon its statements and says to i to us far Shalt thou go. Aud no farther. To the , saturday september 1,1860. No. 20. Swindler that fatten upon the corruptions at Wash-1 in ton has declared for Douglas. J without taking time to enumerate the same charac ter of men All Over the country Are interested in the election of or. Douglas. As it is a world wide Nix in that a Man must be judged by the company he i keeps let honest men beware of such associations. A thrilling incident in the life of Joe Lane immediately after the general s return from his Brilliant and successful Campaign in la Xico president Polk requested him to leave for the far Distant Oregon a after a notice of three Days Only for the purpose of assuming the arduous and responsible duties of organizing that then territory. After a fatiguing and perilous journey of five months Over Sandy deserts and lofty mountains inhabited alone by wild beasts and More ferocious Savages he reached the territory where he foul the infant Colony of adventures scattered and flying in dismay i from the Midnight Torch and sanguinary but Cheries of the indians a who had combined from every adjacent tribe for the purpose of exterminating them at a simultaneous blow. By that prompt energetic and intrepid generalship which had so eminently distinguish hell Liis military career Aud won for him the title of Quot the Marion of the mexican Gen. Lane soon brought tie chief of those tribes to sue for peace on any terms with the exe edition of the ringleader who had escaped with his warriors during the heat of the hit deep Ltd be Bat i be. A Quot Oon Anillo fast was made known to the ii neral lie Fleta Elied an of incr of rank with a select Cor its to overtake the Retina King , Belpre he halt a time to recruit an it i persuade him to capitulate on the terms agreed upon by the other tribes. But anew Ilert prize fraught with such imminent Haz Ard of being surprised by the indians in their Mountain i astir uses made that officer Quesi iou the probability of his a lick Esse bul was Uever Liele a reluctantly willing to undertake it. With that i discriminating s Ign Eity of Eha Raeter and ready adaptation to Cireus Taui s which never in Rook the Leneral in any emergency he instantly a perceived that the officer s i doubts would inevitably result in failure. And therefore resolved to undertake the do important and critical Mission in person by an interpreter alone lest More should invite a renewal of hostilities instead of procuring a Friendly Council. At night fall while the indians were in the a to of pitching thir tents and before they had their sentinels the heroic general at full Saieed. Dashed into the hostile Camp without arms with his White pocket handkerchief streaming in the wind Sas an Emblem of his Friendly visit. For an instant the Savages were Overli enied with fear and consternation thinking that his abrupt did but was but tie Jire cursor of an advancing army then Quick it is thought they raised their deadly weapons to kill the general but he Hail sprung Tom his horse Anil thrown him it Elf upon the magnanimity of their chieftain who threw his protecting arms a Rouill him while the general was telling him Liat the object of his intrusion was Only to prevent the furl or Eil usion of blood on both sides so Koukl i by Trust to the fori Une of another Battle and for the purpose of treating Lora lasting peace. The old chief read in the firm fearless and Benignant Eye cd t be , the of Iii declarations Aud soon arranged the preliminaries of a frien Shiji which has been i it a redly observed by the Leigh contracting parties Ever since. The warriors were nevertheless in the hit Hest state of excitement from the conviction that it was Only a stratagem on the part of the general to take them the next morning unexpectedly and burning to take vengeance on their country s conqueror while they had him in their Power they made the night hideous with their unearthly yells War dances and mock Chai Ges. Within the fiery Circle around the Camj. Gray morn at. Length dispelled their anxieties and fears. Plum they dismissed him after they had give him a breakfast of Farinace Ous berries kneaded by the filthy hands of one of their squaws with the Assurance on the part of the chief that he could not doubt a a Neial who was Bra Vii enough to venture his own life for the Welt Are of the indians when he had it in his Power to conquer them by arms As he had All the chiefs of the other Deigh press. Amis of honest men of every party who want peace and an end to agitation such a voice will be welcomed with the re is ill. For Nev a endow sement of the president s opinion As Strong As he could make it. Subsequently he changed front joined the squatter sovereigns charged the president with violating his pledges to stand by the Cincinnati platform adopted in 185g, and joined the Black republicans in heaping every epithet of abuse upon him. He obtained his Reward for aided by the do Tiglas democrats he was made the Black Republican clerk of the House of representatives it is evident then that the ground upon which the constitutionalism him is utterly futile. The Union newspaper was in other hands or. Forney Mas editing the press and lauding or. Buchanan to the skies. We can devote no More space or time to this apostate from the ranks of the True democracy. Or. Douglas was All the time aware of the positions taken by or. Buchanan in his inaugural address and his Silliman letter. Xot one word of objection eur caped his lips. He asked for offices Tor his friends and relatives and obtained flies. Ai it i or. Bue Julian sent in Liis message in fiver of the Lecompton Constitution then for the first time did or. Douglas assail him. Then he began to charge the president with violating his Pletl Ges. Hence or. Cobb had a right to a that he was a i greed Man. Why he the doctrines of the Niau Gmal Addre its and of to e in Yukui letter r Why did he for Romany Pla. I a a a Kindi cd Laid Fri. If Al it t i. Iid Iusi Ity him if they two horses. Whih in tie North where t lie a fail Al must be Liekle i y professions of Levoi Iii to thereat l Rin Ciji be Quot Rii it of the peole of a time Itoro to decide the question of slavery for Tiem it Elva. I of the Quot Onsiri ution the Law and the of the supreme court of the i nixed ate a in the Smth. The advocates of the is Potter Ove ii qty candidate Are obliged to change the tune and in tend to be. A a inexorably comm cited to tie Steij or of the de Cimon of the Sui Neme court Over the of slavery in the territories Quot the it Missouri a a a pub a. The in that a tae a Quot the ticket of Douglas and Johnson advocates or. Douglas on the ground that he stands by the decisions of the supreme court and the a might be any publisher to e healt notes of Tho died smolt As Given in Howard s reports a Lage ."95, to show what the court decided and by what it is Jire Tenile that or. Douglas Stan res. We know that the t of to it vers of Junir. Douglas at Chyrle Fon wanted a Plai torm that would Bear one Eon traction in the Norilia Ami another construction in the South but we were not pre cared for such Leagrant deception As the St. Louis exponent of attempts to practice. We know that or. Douglas has taken diff Ere it positions to Juit different latitudes of the question of slavery in the territories that when seeking the Tavo Rof the free spoilers of free 5ori, he Rii stained at Freeport. Illinois in 1858. That Quot the people of a Terri Lon can. By lawful Means slavery before it comes in a a state Quot and Quot no matter Liat May be the decision of the supreme court on that abstract question still the right of the Jie Ople of tiie tev Niiori o to u i e it. Tei or a free territory is perfect and Complete Quot and that among the pro slavery i population of new Orleans in the same year he said a in common with the democracy of Illinois accept the decision of the supreme court of the United states in the dred Scott Case an authoritative exposition of the Constitution. Whatever limitations the Constitution As expounded by the courts imposes on the authority of a territorial legislature we cheerfully recognize and respect in com form ii with that decision. Slaves Are recognized As property and placed on an Espial footing with other property. Hence the Oner of slaves the same As the owner of any o Lier Jirec Icso has the Rig it to remove to a territory and carry i property wit i it. Douglas can of c Ourse hold whichever of these conflicting opinions he i h ases. He can ride the Hobby of a Solute Power on the part of a territorial legislature. Quot to matter what May be the decision of the supreme court Quot or he can regard the Quot decision of the supreme court in the and Scott Case As an authoritative position of the but he cannot to Bot i at the same Lime nor can his i friends succeed in making him do both. If any Man believe Liat the Jie Ople of a territory i an. My lawful Means excludes a Ery before it comes in As a it follows As a matter of course that the Man Olio entertains the opinion does not regard the decision in the dred s Ott ease As an authoritative exposition of the Light and darkness right and wrong Are not More of Osite the two ii a ii ton Cocks fusion in new York. Tin dough f Ieli i Are i Eiting de Tiati. Con Sei Fuis of their inherent weak no knowing that they cannot of obtain a site Leel re Oral vote they Are Coqui Eiting on every with All the anti-1 Enio Eralie in the Field to secure themselves from the disgrace of such a det eat As has never yet overtaken a part. This in in Elf is not of won Dert us. Iia Ngea Tasile All of democracy hut the name it a it not similar that the adherents of judge Douglas court the Alliance and Range themselves i indic the Lanilard of the ibes of that part which they have abandoned and Nejiu dated. But it is strange that they should be found fighting Side by Side with the know nothings of other Days who have never discarded Princi a Les pro Cri Tive of All our naturalized fellow citizens that for the Sake of securing an inconsiderable number of votes which after All cannot command the electoral suffrage of the Empire state the Dougl Sites should openly ally themselves with the Piofer sed enemies of the present naturalization Law. Argues a degree of Fatu Ity which we should scarcely have Enji acted. Driven to every desperate resort As they Are. Meantime lie soul democracy which fights in flex the Banner of Breckinridge and Lane has nowhere compromised itself by seeking for in demo i Ratic Aid and Comfort. It has Rincie Les to maintain which Are Paramount to any fleeting Triumph of the hour. It has nothing in common with the traditional enemies of those principles which have been transmitted to it by the fathers of tiie Republic. Its strength lies in those principles and not in the evanescent popularity Aud trickery of demagogues. It has a Mission to accomplish in reconciling conflicting sectional interests and sentiments with the continued welfare and integrity of the cont Eile racy and Strong in its belief in till patriotism of the great masses it can of lord to Ely implicitly on its . Without courting corrupting alliance.-, Aud Lim swearing its Creed for the a like of a doubtful . Louis bulletin. Tin Dir rat a party with John it. Breckinridge Ain Ruu lid Blaic o Ccu Pici precisely he same position that it occupied in 1800, with or. Jefferson As its Standard bearer. It adheres rigidly to first Princi pm Cir of the in the letter and spirit in which it was a enquirer. We advocate no Quot sectional Quot or Quot disunion Quot Caus. If men who have been tincture a Vith sectional or disunion sentiments unite with us we Welcome their support for re believe in the truth and Justice of our principles and therefore desire and expect them to make convert?.�?mobile Tribune Breckinridge at the late election of comptroller in Texas the Breckinridge candidate was chosen by 10,000 majority. The Breckinridge electoral ticket will have 20,000 in Clevel Otid a Woc rot

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