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also GILT, ROSEWOOD, and WALNUT FRAMES
and MOULDINGS, very cheap. Also Brackets
for Ornamenting Parlors.
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Photographs copied and Enlarged from old De
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BY MEYERS & MENGEL.
goofland is Column.
HAVE HEARD OF
HOOFLAND'S GERMAN BITTERS,
• . AND
HOOFLAND'S GERMAN TONIC.
Prepared by Dr. C. M. Jackson, Philadelphia.
Their introduction into this country from Ger
many occurred in
THEY CURED YOUR
FATHERS AND MOTHERS,
And will cure you and your children. They are
entirely different from TT the many preparations
now in the country cal I—l led Bitters or Tonics.
They are no tavern J--®- preparation, or any
thing like one ; but good, honest, reliable medi
cines. They are
The greatest known remedies for
Diseases of the Kidneys,
ERUPTIONS OF THE SKIN,
and all Diseases arising from a Disordered Liver,
IMPURITY OF THE liLOOD.
Constipation, Flatulence, Inward Piles, Fullnes
of Blood to the neadj Acidity of the Stomach,
Nausea, Heartburn, Disgust for Food, Full
ness or Weight in the Stomach, Sour Eruc
tations, Sinking or Fluttering at the
Pit of the Stomach. Swimming of the
Head, Hurried or Difficult Breathing,
Fluttering at the . Heart, Choking or
Suffocating Sensa I I tions when in a Lying
Posture. Dimness of Vision, Dots or Webs
before the sight, Dull Pain in the Head, Defi
ciency of Perspiration, Yellowness of the Skin
and Eyes, Pain in the Side, Back. Chest,
Limbs, etc., Sudden Flushes of Heat,
Burning in the Flesh. Constant Imagi
nings of Evil and Great Depression of Spirits.
AH these indicate diseases of the Liver or Di
gestive Organs, combined with impure blood.
HOOFLAND'S GERMAN BITTERS
is entirely vegetable and contains no liquor. It
is a compound of Fluid Extracts. The Roots,
Herbs, and Barks from which these extracts are
made, are gathered in Germany. All the medi
cinal virtueus are ex y—v tracted from them by
a scientific Chemist, fl I These extracts are
then forwarded touting V country to be used ex
pressly fur the nianufacture of these Bitters.
There is no alcoholic substance of any kind used
in compounding the Bitters, hence it is the only
Bitters that can be used in cuscs where alcoholic
stimulants are not advisable.
HOOFLAND'S GERMAN TONIC
is a combination of all the ingredients of the Bit
ters, with PURE Santa Cruz Rum. Orange, etc. It
is used for the same diseases as the Bitters, in case
where some pure alcoholic stimulus is required.
You will bear in mind that these remedies are en
tirely different from others advertised for the
cure of the diseases named, these being scientific
preparations of medicinal extracts, while the oth
ers are mere decoctions of rum in some form. The
TONIC is decidedly one of the most pleasant and
agreeable remedies ever offered to the public. Its
taste is exquisite. It is a pleasure to take it, while
its life-giving, exhilarating, and medicinal quali
ties have caused it to be known as the greatest of
There is no medicine equal to Iloofland's Ger
man Bitters or Tonic ■ in cases of Debility.
They impart a tone I•< and vigor to the whole
system, strengthen A- the appetite, cause an
enjoyment of the food, enable the stomach to di
gest it, purify the blood, give a good, sound,
healthy complexion, eradicate the yellow tinge
from the eye, impart a bloom to the cheeks, and
change the patient from a short-breathed, emaci
ated, weak, and nervous invalid, to a full-faced,
stout, and vigorous person.
Weak and Delicate Children are
made strong by using the Bitters or Tonic. In
fact, they are Family Medicines. They can be
administered with perfect safety to a child three
months old, the most delicate female, or a man of
These remedies are the best
ever known and will cure all diseases resulting
from bad blood. Keep y >ur blood pure; keep
your Liver in order;.-*- keep your digestive
organs in a sound, I healthy condition, by
the use of these remc J—i dies, and no diseases
will cveT assail you. The best men in thecountry
recommend them. If years of honest reputation
go for anything, you must try these preparations.
FROM HON. (iEO. W. WOODWARD,
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylva
PHILADELPHIA, March 16, 1867.
I find that "Hoofland's German Bitters" is not
an intoxicating beverage, but is a good tonic, use
tii 1 in disorders of the digestive organs, and of
great benefit in cases of debility and want of ner
vous action in the system.
GEO. W. WOODWARD.
FROM HON. JAMES TAOMPSON.
Judge of the Supreme Conrt of Pennsylvania.
PHILADELPHIA, April 28, 1866.
I consider '-Hoofland's German Bitters" a valua
ble medicine in case . of attacks of Indiges
tion or Dyspepsia. I \ can certify this from
my experience of it. XX. Yours, with respect,
FROM REV. JOSEPH 11. KENNARD, D. D.,
Pastor of the Tenth Baptist Church, Philadelphia.
DR. JACKSON—DEAR SIR:—I have been fre
quently requested to connect my name with rec
ommendations of different kinds of medicines, but
regarding the practice as out of my appropriate
sphere, I have in all cases declined ; but with a
clear proof in various instances, and particularly
in my own family, of the usefulness of Dr. Hoof
land's German Bitters, I depart for once from
my usual course, to express my full conviction
that for general debility of the system, and es
pecially for Liver Com TW-T- plaint, it is a safe
and valuable prepara jXj tion. In some cases
it may fail; bnt usual Xlly, I doubt not, it
will be very beneficial to those who suffer from the
above causes.- Yours, very respectfully,
Eigth, below Coates Street.
Hoofland's German Remedies are counterfeited.
The Genuine have the signature of C. M. JACK
SON on the front of the outside wrapper of each
bottle, and the name of the article blown iu each
bottle. All others' are counterfeit.
Price of the Bitters, $1 per bottle;
Or, a half dozen for $5.
Price of the Tonic, $1 50 per bottle;
Or, a half dozen for $7 50.
The tonic is put up in quart bpttles.
Recollect that it is Dr. Hoofland's German
Remedies that are so universally used and so
highly recommended;-w-v and do not allow the
Druggist to induce I lyou to take anything
else that he may sayJLXis just as good, be
cause he makes a larger profit on it. These Reme
dies will be sent by express to any locality upon
application to the
At the German Medicine Store.
No . 631 AliCll STREET, Philadelphia.
( HAS. M. EVANS,
Formerly C. M. JACKSON A Co.
These Remedies are for sale by Druggists, Store
keepers and Medicine Dealers everywhere.
Do not forget to examine, the article, you buy
in order to get the genuine.
DEMOCRATIC NATIOXVI, CONVEN
The true friend* of the Iniou in Cnnm-il!
I'nion and Victory!
Harmony and Peace !
Hon. Horatio Seymour, of New York,
CCII. F. P. Itlair. of Missouri, for Viee
FIRST DAY'S PROCEEDINWS.
NEW YORK, July 4, 186 S.
As early as ten o'clock immense
crowds began to gather in the neigh
borhood of Tammany Ilall. There
was very little confusion manifested
during the filling. The seats set apart
for ladies were all filled. The hall was
most beautifully decorated with flags,
banners, flowers and evergreens, inter
laced into patriotic emblems, indicative
of the great event to be initiated with
in its spacious 'walls. On the outside
the street was alive with the music of
bands, the marching and
the active exertions of the police who
found it impossible to keep the streets
clear, with their greatest exertions.
At times it was physical impossibili
ty to make head-way through the dense
masses that surrounded the building.
The great Convention assembled un
der most favorable auspices. Its ses
sions were inaugurated amid the boom
ings of cannon, the huzzas of the mul
titude, and every indication of popular
favor and encouragement. Represent
ing as they do widely separated sec
tions, whose interests are not identical,
the delegates evince a most earnest
spirit of unanimity and a determina
tion so to discharge the responsible du
ties devolving upon them as will best
conduce to the ultimate triumph of
their great and enduring organization.
So prominent is this feeling in all the
discussions of the members of the Con
vention that a disinterested spectator
could not fail to notice it.
The hall and galleries art; densely,
crowded and there is a vast mob outside
vainly striving to gain admittance.
The Convention was called to order
at 12:20 by August Belmont, Chairman
of the National Democratic Committee,
Speech of Anyust Belmont.
Gentlemen of the Convention :—lt
is my privilege to day to welcome you
here in this hall, constructed with so
much artistic taste, and tendered to
you by tlie time-honored Society of
Tammany. I welcome you to this
magnificent temple, erected to the
Goddess of Liberty by her staunchest
defenders and most fervent worship
pers. 1 welcome you to this good
City of New York, the bulwark of
Democracy, which has rolled back the
surging waves of Radicalism through
the storms of the last eight years, and
1 welcome you, gentlemen, to our
Empire State, which last fall redeem
ed herself from Republican misrule by
a majority of nearly ">O,OOO votes, and
which claims the right to lead the
vanguard of victory in the great bat
tle to be fought next November for the
preservation of our institutions, our
laws, and our liberties.
It is a most auspicious omen that we
meet under such circumstances, and
are surrounded by such associations,
and 1 share your own confident hope
of the overwhelming success of the
ticket and tljp platform, which will be
the result of your deliberations. For
it is to the American people that our
appeal lies. Their final judgment will
be just. The American people will no
longer remain deaf to the teachings of
of the past. They will remember that
it was under successive Democratic ad
ministrations, based upon our national
principles, of constitutional liberty,
that our country rose to a prosperity
and greatness unsurpassed in the
annals of history; they will re
member the days when North and
South marched shoulder to shoul
der together in the conquest of
Mexico, which gave us our golden Em
pire on the Pacific; our California and
our Oregon, now the strongholds of a
triumphant Democracy; they will re
member the days when peace and
plenty reigneth over the whole Union,
when we had no national debt to crush
the energifs of the people, when the
Federal tax-gatherer was unknown
throughout the vast extent of the land,
and when the credit of the United
States stood as high in the money
marts of the world as that of any other
government; and they will remember
with a wise sorrow, that with the down
fall of the Democratic party in 1860
came that fearful civil war which has
brought mourning and desolation into
every household ; has cost the loss of
a million of American citizens, and
has left us a national debt the burden
of which drains the resources, crip
ples the industry, and impoverishes
the labor of the country. They will re
member that, after the fratricidal strife
was over, when the bravery of our ar
my and navy, and the sacrifices of the
people had restored the Union and
vindicated the supremacy of the law ;
when the victor and tiie vanquished
were equally readyto bury the past and
to hold out the hand of the brother
hood and good-will across the graves
of their fallen comrades, it was again
the defeat of the Democratic candidates
in ISO! which prevented this consum
mation so devoutly wished for by all.
Instead of restoring the Southern
States to their constitutional rights, in
stead of trying to wipe out the miser- 1
BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 10, 1868.
ies of the past by a magnanimous pol
icy, dictated alike by humanity and
sound statesmanship, so ardently pray
ed for by the generous heart of the A
merican people, the Radicals in Con
gress, elected in an evil hour, have
placed the iron heel of the conqueror
upon the South. Austria did not
dare to fasten upon vanquished Hun
gary, nor Russia to impose upon con
quered Poland the ruthless tyranny
now inflicted by Congress upon the
Southern States. Military satraps are
invested with dictatorial power, overi
ding the decisions of the courts, and as
suming the functions of the civil au
thorities; the white populations are
arc disfranchised or forced to submit
to test oaths alike revolting to justice
and civilization ; and a debased and ig
norant race, just emerged from servi
tude, is raised into power to control
the destinies of the fair portion of our
common country. These men, elected
to be legislators and legislators only,
trampling the Constitution under their
feet, have usurped the functions of the
Executive and the Judiciary, and it is
impossible to doubt after the events of
the past few months, and the circum
stances of the impeachment trial, that
they will not shrink from an attempt
hereafter to subvert the Senate of the
United States, which alone stood be
tween them and their victim, and
which had virtue enough left not to al
low the American name to be utterly
disgraced, and justice to be dragged in
the dust.. In order to carry out this
nefarious programme our army and na
vy are kept in times of.profound peace
on a scale which lias involved a" year
ly expenditure of from one to two
hundred milions, prevents the reduc
tion of our national debt, and imposes
upon our people a system of the most
exorbitant and unequal taxation, with
a vicious, irredeemable and depreciated
currency. And now this same party,
which has brought all these evils upon
the country, comes again before the A
mcrican people, asking for their suffra
ges, and whom has it chosen for its can
didate ? The General commanding the
Armies of the United States. Can
there be any doubt as to the designs of
they Radicals, if the should be able to
keep their hold 011 the reins of gov
ernment ! They intend Congressional
usurpation of all the branches and
functions of the government, to lie en
forced by the bayonets of a military
It is impossible that a free and in
telligent people can longer submit to
such a state of things. They will not
calmly stand by to see their liberties
subverted, the prosperity and great
ness of their country undermined,
and the institutions bequeathed to
them by the fathers of the Republic,
wrested from them. They must see
that the conservative and national
principles of a liberal and progressive
Democracy are the only safeguards of
the Republic. Gentlemen of the Con
vention ?—Your country looks to you
to stay this tide of disorganization, vi
olence, and despotism. It will not
look in vain, when next November the
roll shall ye called, and when State af
ter State shall respond by rallying a
round the banner of Democracy, 011
which in the future as in the past, will
be inscribed our undying motto : "The
Union, the Constitution, and the
lie nominated for temporary Chair
man, Hon. Henry D. Palmer of Wis
consin, which was agreed to.
Speech of Mr. Palmer.
Mr. Palmer, 011 taking the chair,
Gkxtjyem en of the Convention—
Permit me to return to you my most
sincere acknowledgments for the high
compliment you have chosen to confer
upon my State, and the great honor
you have bestowed upon me in the
choice you have made, as the tempo
rary presiding officer of this Conven
tion. Permit me to assure you, gen
tlemen, that during the brief period I
shall have occasion to discharge the
duties of the Chair, I shall bring to
bear such ability as I may possess to
discharge those duties with perfect
fairness to all the States and to all the
delegates. Ido not regard myself as
competent; and if I do, I shall not re
gard it as my duty in occupying the
chair temporarily, to enter into any
general discussion of the political situa
tion of the day, or to advise, or seek to
instruct this Convention in regard to
the performance of its labors. 1 may,
however, be permitted to congratulate
you and to congratulate our country
at large, that 011 this bright and beau
tiful anniversary of our nation's birth,
once more a convention of the Democ
racy of this country is assembled in
which all the States are represented
(prolonged"applause), and in which
delegates from the East, and from the
West, and from the North, and from
the South, all come here and unite to
gether to perform a great work for our
common country. [Applause.] And
permit me to express the hope that this
fact may be an omen of a unity of sen
timent in this Convention, which shall
enable you to produce such a work as
will commend itself to the approval of
the people of our whole country, and
thus wrest it from the hand which
seeks its destruction. [Applause.]
Again thanking you gentlemen for the
compliment you have chosen to pay
me, I shall have the pleasure of pre
senting to the Convention the Rev. Dr.
Morgan, of New York.
Prayer was offered by Dr. Morgan,
rector of St. Thomas, New York.
Mr. Clymer, of Pennsylvania, then
offered the following resolution :
Resolved , That there shall be now two
committees appointed, each consisting
of one delegate from each State, to be
selected by their delegations, one a
committee on permanent organization
and the other a committee on creden
The Chairman then put the resolu
tion, which was carried.
The Secretary then called the roll of
each State, and delegates were appoint
ed on the committees. Pennsylvani
ans were selected for the several com
mittees, as follows:—on Credentials,
Gen. W. 11. Miller; on Organization,
Hiester Clymer; 011 Resolutions and
Platform, Francis W. Hughes.
SECOND DAY'S I'ROCEEDIKftM.
New York, July 0.
Reassembling of the Convention.
The reassembling of the National
Democratic Convention to-day was
marked by the greatest enthusiasm a
mong all present. About nine o'clock,
crowds began to gather in the streets
around Tammany Hall, and thestreets
were tilled with a very large assem
blage of people, who eagerly pressed
forward to the entrance, in order to se
cure admission, which to-day was by
white tickets. The delegates who hap
pened to be in the crowd were besieged
by the people for tickets, and those
who had any to spare were the objects
of especial attention.
At 10 o'clock Governor Seymour was a
seen coming up the street and was lus
tily cheered. The selection of ex-Gov
crnor Seymour as permanent President
was enthusiastically received, and
loudly applauded by the vast assem
blage within the hall.
Mr. Clymer, from the CommitUeon
Permanent Organization, reported in
favor of Horatio Seymour for perma
nent President of the Convention, and
a Vice President and Secretary from
each State. Seymour's name was
greeted with immense applause. He
was escorted to the chair by Messrs.
Bigler, of Pennsylvania, and Ham
mond, of South Carolina. Upon tak
ing the chair, Seymour was greeted
with tremendous applause, the whole
Convention rising and waving hats.
The President acknowledged the honor
in an eloquent and conciliatory speech,
which was loudly applauded. The
rules of the Chicago Convention of 18(54
were adopted for the government of
the present Convention.
Resolutions from the Workingmen's
Association, in favor of paying bonds
in greenbacks or funding the debt into
three per cent, loan, were received
with immense applause.
Mr. Kerr, of Pennsylvania, offered a
resolution complimentary to President
Andrew Johnson ; referred. A resolu
tion complimentary to Chief Justice
Chase, for his impartiality in presiding
over the Court of Impeachment, was
offered and read with loud applause.
A resolution approving the recent
amnesty proclamation was adopted.
Nomination of Candidates.
Mr. Bigler offered a resolution to
proceed to nominate candidates for
President of the United States, which
was received with loud applause. A
resolution was then adopted pledging
the delegates to support the nominee
of the Convention. Mr. Hutehins
moved to amend Mr. Biglor's resolu
tion by providing that no nomination
be made until after the platform shall
have been adopted. Mr. Bigler ex
plained that it was not his intention to
ballot for candidates, but simply to
nominate them. Mr. Bigler's resolu
tion was again read, and a vote by
States taken 011 Mr. Hutehins' amend
ment, ami it was adopted by 15!) yeas
to 89 nays.
The Convention reassembled at 4 15,
the delegates giving three cheers for
Soldiers and Sailors Committee.
On motion, it was agreed to appoint
a committee of live to receive the com
mittee of the Soldiers and Sailors Con
vention, and receive their address.
Soon after, Sergeant Bates entered the
Hall, carrying his flag, lie was greet
ed with loud applause.
Reception of Soldiers and Sailors.
At 4:25 the committee of the Con
vention appeared, and through Judge
Woodward introduced tho committco
of soldiers and sailors, who were in
vited to the stand, the Convention
greeting the soldiers with loud ap
plause. The Chair then presented
Franklin and his colleagues, and said
that they desire peace, Union, and
fraternal feeling in the country.
General Franklin announced the
purpose of the committee, and Colonel
O'Bierne proceeded to read an adilreas
of the Soldiers' Convention, which
was listened to with marked attention.
Upon the conclusion of the address
three cheers were given for the con
servative soldiers and sailors.
General Thomas Ewing, of Kansas,
was then introduced, and proceeded to
address the Convention. Upon the
conclusion of General Ewing's speech
the Convention arose en masse and
gave three hearty cheers for tho con
servative soldiers and sailors. It was
then moved that the address of the
soldiers and sailors be spread upon the
minutes, and made part of tho pro
ceedings of the Convention. Agreed
The Committees on nominations and
platform not being ready to report,
the convention, at (5 P. M., adjourned
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till to-morrow at 10 o'clock.
TIIIKO BAY'S IMKM'CCniXCS.
NEW YORK, July 7.
Opening of the Contention.
The Convention assembled at 10 o'-
clock this morning. The vast audience
that filled the rear of the hall and the
gallery was a most imposing gather
Heading of the Platform.
"The reading of the platform was
listened to with profound attention,
and when the financial planks were
reached, the whole Convention rose en
masse and cheered for several minutes.
The greatest enthusiasm prevailed,
and it was some time before order
could be fully restored.
The Democratic party in National
Convention assembled, reposing its
trust in the intelligence, patriotism,
and discriminating justice of the peo
ple, standing upon the Constitution as
the foundation and limitation of the
powers of the government, and the
guaranty ofthe liberties of the citizen ;
and recognizing the questions of slav
ery and secession as having been set
tled for all time to come by the war or
the voluntary action of tiie Southern
States in Constitutional Convention as
sembled and never to be renewed or
reagitated, do with the return of peace
* First. Immediate restoration of all
the States to their rights in the Union
under the Constitution, and of civil
government to the American people.
Second. Amnesty for all past politi
cal offenses, and the regulation of the
•elective franchise in the States by their
Third. Payment of the public debt
of the United States as rapid as practi
cable; all moneys drawn from the peo
ple by taxation, except so much as is
requisite for the necessities of the gov
ernment, economically administered,
being honestly applied to such pay
ment, and where the obligations ofthe
government do not expressly state up
on their face, or the law under which
they were issued does not provide that
they shall be paid in coin, they ought,
in right and in Justice, be paid in the
lawful money of the United States.
| Thunders of applause].
Fourth. Equal taxation of every
species of property according to its re
al value, including government bonds,
and other public securities. [Renewed
cheering and cries of "read it again."]
Fifth. One currency for the govern
ment and the people, the laborer and
the officeholder, the pensioner and the
soldier, the producer and the bondhold
er. [Great cheering and cries of "Read
it again." | The fifth resolution was
again read, and again cheered.
Sixth. Economy in the administra
tion of the government* the reduction
of the standing army and navy ; the
abolition of the Freedmen's Bureau
[great cheering, [ and all political in
strumentalities designed to secure ne
gro supremacy ; simplification of the
system, and discontinuance of inquisi
torial assessing and collecting internal
revenue, so that the burden of taxa
tion may be equalized and lessened,
the credit of the government and the
currency made good ; the repeal of all
enactments for enrolling the State mi
litia into national forces in time ot
peace, and a tariff for revenue upon
foreign imports, and such equal taxa
tion under the internal revenue laws
as will afford incidental protection to
domestic manufactures, and as will,
without impairing the revenue, im
pose the least burden upon and best
promote and encourage the great in
dustrial interests of the country.
Seventh. Reform of abuses in the ad
ministration, the expulsion of corrupt
men from office, the abrogation of use
less offices; the restoration of rightful
authority to, and the independence of
the executiveand judicial departments
of the government; the subordination
of the military to the civil power, to
the end that the usurpations of Con
gress and the despotism of the sword
Eighth. Equal rights and protection
for naturalized and native-born citi
zens at home and abroad ; the assertion
of American nationality which shall
command the respect of foreign pow
ers and furnish an example and en
couragement to people struggling for
national integrity, constitutional liber
ty and individual rights; and the
maintenance of the rights of natural
ized citizens against the absolute doc
trine of ifh mutable allegiance, and the
claims of foreign powers to punish
them for alleged crime committed be
yond their jurisdiction. [Applause.]
In demanding these measures and
reforms we arraign the Radical party
for its disregard of right, and the un
paralleled opression and tryranny
which have marked its career.
After the most solemn and unanimous
pledge of both houses of Congress to
prosecute the war exclusively for the
maintenance of the government and
the preservation of the Union under
the Constitution, it has repeatedly vio
lated that most sacred pledge under
which alone was rallied that noble vol
unteer army which carried our Hag to
Instead of restoring the Union, it
has, so far as is in its power, dissolved
it, and subjected ten States, in time of
profound peace, to military despotism
and negro supremacy. It has nuliiied
there the right of trial by jury ; it lias
abolished the habeas corpus —that most
sacred writ of liberty ; it has over
thrown the freedom of speech and
the press; it has substituted arbitrary
seizures, and arrests, and military trials,
and secret star chamber inquisitions for
the constitutional tribunals; it hasdisre
garded in time of peace the right of the
people to be free from searches and
siezures; it has entered the post and
telegraph offices, and even the private
rooms of individuals, and seized their
private papers and letters without any
specific charge or notice of affidavit, as
required by the organic law; it has
converted the American Capitol into a
bastile ; it has established a system of
spies and official espionage to which
no constitutional monarchy of Europe
would now dare to resort; it has abol
ished the right of appeal on important
constitutional questions to thesupreme
judicial tribunals, and threatens to cur
tail or destroy its original jurisdiction,
which is irrevocably vested by the Con
stitution, while the learned Chief Jus
tice has been subjected to tho most a
trocious calumnies, merely because he
would not prostitute his high office to
the support of false and partisan char
ges preferred against tne President.,
Its corruption and extravagance have
exceeded anything known in history,
and by its frauds and monopolies it has
nearly doubled the burden ofthe debt
created by the war. It has stripped
tlie'l 'resilient of his constitutional pow
er of appointment, even of hisown cab
inet. l T nder its repeated assaults the
the pillars of the government are rock
ing on their base, and should it succeed
in November next and inaugurate its
President, we will meet as a subjected
and conquered people amid the ruins of
liberty and the scattered fragments of
the Constitution; and we do declare
and resolve that ever since the people
of the United States threw off all sub
jection to the British crown the privi
lege and trust of suffrage have be
longed to the several States, and have
been granted, regulated and controlled
exclusively by the political power of
each State respectively, and that any
attempt by Congress, on any pretext
whatever, to deprive any State of this
right, or interfere with its exercise, is a
flagrant usurpation of power which can
find no warrant in the Constitution,
and if sanctioned by the people, will
subvert our form of government, and
can only end in a single centralized
and consolidated government, in which
the separate existence of Ine States
will be entirely absorbed, and an un
qualified despotism l>e established in
place of a Federal Union of co-equal
States; and that we regard the recon
struction acts (so-called) of Congress,
as such, are usurpations, and uncon
stitutional, revolutionary and void.
That our soldiers ami sailors, who
carried the flag of our country to vic
tory against a most gallant and deter
mined foe, must ever be gratefully re
membered, and all the guaranties giv
en their favor must be faithfully car
ried into execution.
That the public lands should be dis
tributed as widely as possible among
the people, and should be disposed of
either under the pre-emption or home
stead laws, and sold in reasonable
quantities, and to none but actual oc
cupants, at the minimum price estab
lished by the government. When
grants of the public lands may be allow
ed necessary for the encouragement of
important public improvements, the
proceeds of the sale of such lands, and
not the lands themselves, should be so
That the President of the United
States, Andrew Johnson (applause) in
exercising tin; power of his high office
in resist ing the aggressions of Congress
upon the constitutional rights of the
States and the people, is entitled to the
gratitude of the whole American peo
ple, and in behalf of the Democratic
party we tender him our thanks for
liis patriotic efforts in that regard.—
Upon this platform the Democratic
party appeal to every patriot, includ
ing all the Conservative element, and
all who desire to support the Constitu
tion and restore the Union, forgetting
all past differences of opinion, to unite
with us in the present great struggle
for the liberties of the people, and that
to all such, to whatever-part they may
have heretofore belonged, we extend
the right hand of fellowship, and hail
ail such co-operating with us as friends
and brethren. [Applause.]
Mr. Bigler, of Pa., moved that the
Convention now proceed to nominate
a candidate for President of the United
Mr. Eaton, of Connecticut, referred
to the gloom which hung over the
Democratic party at the close of the
war, and reminded the Convention
that Connecticut was the first State to
pierce the gloom by the election of a
Democratic Governor, James E. Eng
lish, whom Connecticut now presents as
Mr. Anderson, of Maine, eloquently
eulogized, and presented the name of
Gen. W. S. Hancock. (Cheers.)
New Jersey nominated ex-Governor
Joel Parker, for whom lie claimed a
Mr. Tilden, of New York, by the
unanimous vote of the delegation, nom
inated Sanford E. Church, whom he
eulogized as a statesman of enlarged
experience, and a man who has always
achieved success befere the people.
| Cheers. |
Mr. Clark, of Wisconsin, on behalf
of the majority of the delegation, nomi
nated James R. Doolittle. (Cheers.)
The roll was then called on the first
ballot with the following result: Pen
dleton, 10.3; Hancock, 33] ; Church, 34 ;
English, 16; Parker, 13; Packer, 20;
Andrew Johnson, Go; Doolittle, 13;
Hendricks, 21; Blair, .1 ; Reverdy
Whole number of votes, 317. Neces
sary to a choice, 2111.
Five more ballots were taken with
out a choice being made, after which*
the Convention adjourned till to-mor
row, ot 10 A. M.
General McCook, of Ohio, by the
unanimous voice of her Convention,
placed in nomination George H. Pen
Woodward, of Pennsylvania, by the
unamimous vote of her delegation,
nominated Hon. Asa Packer and in an
eloquent speech, urged his nomination.
Mr. Nelson, of Tennesse, rose to pre
sent the name of one who he claims the
qualifications. He set forth in a few
earnest and forcible remarks, conclu
ding by nominating Andrew Johnson.
Great cheeering, both among the dele
gates and spectators.
On the fourth day, twelve ballots
were taken, without a sufficient num
ber of votes being cast for any candi
date to make a choice, and the Conven
tion again adjourned till next day.—
On Thursday, on the twentieth ballot,
the vote stood Hancock, 121. Hen
dricks 124; the rest scattering. On
the twenty-second "ballot, HORATIO
SEYMOUR, the President ofthe Con
vention, was unamiously nominated
for Presinent. He had, on previous
occasions, declined the use of his name
for the office, but the states, one after
another, insisted on his accepting the
Gen. F. P. BLAIR, of Missouri, was
unaimously nominated for Vice Presi
—A new stamp for whiskey barrels,
showing that the tax has been paid,
has been approved by the Committee
on Ways and Means. The stamp is
composed of two pieces of paper, so
that it cannot be taken from the barrel
without mutilation. The series of
such stamps is seven in number, with
tigures denoting the number of gallons,
which are easily and conveniently
checked, in connection with coupons.