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TIN HUNTINGDON GLOBE, A DEMOCRATIC FAMILY SOUR_NA_L, DEVOT TO LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS, &C.
TH l4‘, GLOB H.
Wednesday, May 9, 1860
STIR-ill A DOUGLAS.
DEDIOCRATIC STATE NOIIIIN ATION.
PdillY D 70SnIIR
.BY'` READ THE LYE TV ADVER.TISE.3IENTS
The Charleston Convention.
We continue in our paper to-day the pro
ceedings of the Democratic National Con
vention to its close. And also give the pro
ceedings of the Bolters' Disunion Convention.
Every voter should inform himself of the ac
tion of these Conventions, which can only be
done by reading carefully the proceedings as
published. It will be seen that the Disunion
ists of several of the slaveholding States
withdrew from the Democratic Convention
after they failed in having - the proceedings to
suit their own peculiar notions. They left
the Convention, and we hope they have left
the party—for they, and their like in the
North, have almost destroyed the only great
National party of the Union. Their places
will be filled by Union-loving men before the
re-assembling of the Convention at Baltimore
in June, where justice must and will be done
the great Democratic party of the whole na
tion by the nomination of STEPHEN A.
DOUGLAS, the Little Giant of the West.
DOUGLAS, THE UNION AND VICTORY I
NO COMPROMISE WITH DISITNIONISTS I
LOOK ON Tins PICTURE I
When, at Cincinnati, in 1856, a majority
of the delegates in the Democratic Convention
had cast their votes for James Buchanan, the
noble and generous DOUGLAS, then at Wash
ington, instantly telegraphed his friends to
withdraw his name from the list of candi
dates, and instructed them to go for Mr. Bu
chanan—notwithstanding he (Mr. Douglas)
had one hundred and twenty-two votes on the
previous ballot. Under the two-thirds rule
the voting of the Convention might have been
protracted for weeks, or some new man se
lected, but for the magnanimity of Judge
NOW LOOK ON THIS I
When, at Charleston, it was discovered that
a majority of the Convention was in favor of
STEPEIEN A. Dona LAS—telegraphic dispatches
came again from Washington, thick and fast
—not, however, gallantly instructing their
friends to withdraw opposition, and go in to
ratify the action of the majority—but goad
ing on their subsidized delegates and appoin
tees to fight it out, even to the bitter end—
secede, break up the Convention, anything,
everything, rather than yield to the majority,
and nominate the Little Giant of Illinois.
Par RECORD IT ! -- ax
Let it be known throughout the land, that
on the thirty-fourth ballot, in the Charleston
Convention, the vote stood—
FOR STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS, 152.1 VOTES.
FOR ALL OTHER CANDIDATES 150} "
And that, too, after counting all the votes of
seceding States against Judge Douglas. A
majority, therefore, of the entire Union has
declared in his favor. Who will dare to say
that he shall not be the nominee of the Dem
ocratic party, after such a crushing expres
sion of its will ?
CONVENTIONS.—The Constitutional Union
Convention will meet at Baltimore, on the 9th
inst. The Republican Convention will he
held at Chicago on the 16th inst. The Sece
ders' or Disunionists' Convention is called to
meet at Richmond on the 11th of June.. The
Democratic Convention adjourned to meet at
Baltimore on the 18th of June.
A NEW WORK ON TIIE GRAPE.—A.
Spangler, editor and publisher of the Far
mer and Gardener, Philadelphia, one of the
best monthly publications in the Union, and
the only one published in this State, will is
sue from the press about the middle of this
month, a new work on the Grape, which will,
we think, possess not only high merit, but
novelty also. It will comprise three Essays
or Treatises, the first of which will be by
Wm. Saunders, which will embody the prin
ciples of a highly successful practice. The
first part of Mr. S'. treatise, will be found in
the May number of the Farmer and Garden
er. The second treatise will be by Mr. F. J.
Cope, of Greensburg, Pa., and will advance
and defend the following positions: "First—
We stimulate too freely. Second—We prune
too much, and Third—The more we depart
from the dictates of Nature, the more rapid
will be the ravages of disease, and the ulti
mate destruction of the cultivated fruits."—
The third will be a "classification of the dif
ferent varieties of the Grape," by J. M. Mc-
Minn. This treatise is the result of twenty
five years' close observation and research,
and though the writer does not claim for it,
entire accuracy, it is unquestionably the most
complete classification of varieties ever pub
lished. The work will be printed in the finest
style, and will be mailed free, to any address
on receipt of retail price. Bound, 35 cents.
'Paper cover, 25 cents. This work will also
be for sale at our Book Store as soon as pub
Proceedings of the Democratic Na-
CHARLESTON, May 2.—The Boston Brass
Band, seated in the gallery, opened the Con
vention this morning with a half a dozen
spirit stirring airs, concluding with " Yankee
Poodle," at the close of which Col. Flourney,
of Arkansas, with lungs stentorian, proposed
three cheers fur the Union an was heartily
The floor and galleries were thronged with
the first ladies of the city.
The Convention was called to order at Ws
Prayer was offered by Rev. Kendrick.
The Convention then nroceeded to ballot
ing for a candidate for the Presidency, with
the following result :
Necessary to a choice,
Douglas, 1491 Johnson,
Guthrie, 391 I Dickinson,
Lane, 20 Davis,
Whole number of TON
For Douglas. _
Maine, entire, 8
N. Hamps're, do. 10
Vermont, do. 5
Rhode Island,do. 4
New York, do. 35
Ohio, do. 23
Indiana, do. 13
Illinois, do. 11
Michigan, do. 6
Wisconsin, do. 5
lowa, do. 4
New Jersey, 2
1 0 LNTIET
Douglas, 150 I
Johnson, 12 I
No material change
When Virginia was called, Mr. RuSsell
stated that be was requested to cast 14 votes
of that delegation one way and one vote an
other. He declined to cast it unless, other
wise ordered by the Convention. The State
Convention had not passed any resolution on
the subject, but voting as a unit was regar
ded as the Democratic law of the State.
Mr. Norfit, of Virginia, said that his col
leagues and himself, thought that his con
stituents ought to be heard, and he demanded
that they should be heard. He could no
longer vote for Mr. Hunter.
The debate was continued for some time,
when the President decided that the dele
gates from Virginia are entitled to cast their
individual votes. The vote of that State
was then east-1 for Douglas and 14 for Hun
Mr. Douglas also received 1 vote from
North Carolina, giving him a majority of the
whole Electoral vote, as follows:
Douglas, 1524 I Johnson,
Guthrie, 41A- I Dickinson,
Lane, 19/.: I Davis,
Whole number of votes,
The Electoral vote,
Douglas, 151; I
Guthrie, 4 . 1.1- Diekipson,
Lane, 19,1- I
Dou,ghts, 151 Hunter, 35
Guthrie, 41-k I Johnson, 12
Davis, 1 I
Douglas, 151:1I H a
Guthrie, 47,i- I Johnson, 12
Lane, 9 I Dickinson, 12
Davis, 1 '
The twenty-seventh and twenty-eighth bal
lots were precisely the same as the twenty
The 31st, 323 and 33d ballots wero nearly
the same as the 30th.
Douglas, 1521 Hunter,
Guthrie, 47i I Johnson,
Dickinson, 5 I Lane,
Davis, 1 I
At half-past one the Convention adjourned
till 5 o'clock.
The Convention re-assembled at 5 o'clock.
IHunter, 9 6
.OT, (IN DETAIL.)
Connecticut, 27: -
New Jersey, 5
Pennsylvania, 1 2
North Carolina, 10
Mr. Gittings, of Maryland, gave notice
that, after th nest ballot, he would move
that this Convention adjourn to meet in Bel
tinier° on the first Monday in June. lie
thought the delegates should go home to see
their constituents, and they will be ready to
do their duty by nominating any man who
can beat the Black Republicans.
lion. Josiah Randall, of Philadelphia, said
he would move to amend the motion to ad
journ sine dee.
The thirty-fifth ballot was then -taken.—
Douglas received 152 votes. The others were
A debate then ensued on the motion of
Mr. Gittings to adjourn to Baltimore. Ire
assured the Convention that Baltimore was
no longer a " plug-ugly" town, and promised
a hospitable welcome to the Convention.
The motion was withdrawn at the request
of some of the delegates, to be renewed in
the course of the evening.
While the roll was called for the thirty
sixth ballot, Arkansas having voted for Mr.
Breckinridge, one of the delegates from Ken
tucky requested that the vote be withdrawn,
as he was instructed by Mr. Breekinridge not
to allow the use of his name in opposition to
gentlemen now in nomination, and especially
to Mr. Guthrie.
Douglas, 151—the other candidates no
Tennessee withdrew the name of Mr. John
son as a candidate.
151 I Johnson,
641 f Dickinson,
121 I Davis,
Douglas, 1512 J Guthrie, 66
No material change in the rest of the ballot.
The resolution of Mr. Gittings to adjourn
to Baltimore was laid on the table without a
Four other ballots were taken without any
change of moment.
Douglas, 151 Hunter, 16
Guthrie, 651 Dickinson, 6
Lane, 13 Davis, 1
From the forty-fourth to the fifty-third bal
lots, the votes were unchanged.
Douglas, 151. 7 2 ; 1 Hunter,
Guthrie, 61 Dickinson,
Lane, 16 Davis,
Mr. Gittings moved a resolution declaring
it to be inexpedient at this time to make a
nomination. lie wanted gentlemen to face
The resolution was declared to be out of or
Douglas, 151-1 Lane, 16
Guthrie. 65.] Dickinson, 2
Hunter, 16 Davis, 1
The fifty-fifth, fifty-sixth and fifty-seventh
ballots were unchanged.
Mr. Ashe, of North Carolina, moved that
the Convention adjourn.
Mr. Gitting.moved an amendment that the
Convention adjourn to the first Monday in
June, at Baltimore.
The amendment was rejected.
A vote by States was demanded on the mo
tion to adjourn, and it was agreed to—jeas
148, nays 100. .
The Convention adjourned at a quarter of
eight o'clock, till to-morrow morning.
RESOLUTION ADOPTED TO ADJOURN TO BALTI-
CHARLESTON, May 3.—The Convention was
called to order at 10 o'clock this morning.
Mr. Russell, of Virginia, made an explana
tion with regard to the Tennessee Compro
mise Resolution, and offered a resolution that
when the Convention adjourn to-day, it be to
meet at Baltimore on the 18th of June.
Mr. Mason, of Kentucky, raised the point
of order that the resolution must lay over one
The President decided that the resolution
was in order, all except the fixing of the place
of reassembling, and that was not in order
unless the pending order fur balloting be
A motion to suspend the order for balloting
was carried. Yeas, 199 ; nays, 51.
A delegate from Tennessee moved to strike
out Baltimore, and insert Philadelphia. The
confusion and excitement were so great that
it was difficult to hear anything that was said.
Mr. Randall moved an amendment, to in
sert Philadelphia, and the 4th day of July.
Mr. Ludlow, of NE.- York, moved to insert
The motion to substitute New York was
The motion to substitute Philadelphia for
Baltimore was alsorejeeted—y ea s 88, nays MG.
The original resolution was then adopted—
yeas 195 1 nays 55, as follows :
Resolved, That when this Convention ad
journ to-day, it will be to meet in Baltimore
on Monday, the 18th day of June, in order to
afford the States that are not now represented
an opportunity to fill up their delegations.
Mr. Stuart, of Michigan, moved that the
General Sprott proposed three cheers for
the National Democratic party. They were
given with enthusiastic will.
Mr. Miles, of Maryland, hoped arrange
ments would be made for printing the official
account of the proceedings.
Mr. Cushing, the President, before puttinc ,
the motion, asked permission to address Co
the Convention a few words. Notwithstand
ing the deep and conflicting interests, he
might say to the country that no Convention,
having such immense interests at stake, has
ever sat for so great a length of time with the
observance of so great a share of order and free
dom from personalities or offensive language.
He had endeavored most impartially and hon
estly to fulfill the duties of the Chair, and if,
in the excitement of the moment, he had be'en
led to use any abrupt language to gentlemen,
he humbly apologised. He regarded this
Convention as having in its destiny not only
the permanence of the Democratic party, but
the question whether these great United States
should continue and endure. He would not,
however, relinquish the hope that the Union
would continue on to eternity, and he felt
confident that the Convention would adjourn
to-day with the determination to do all in
their paver to restore harmony and confi
Mr. Brent, of Baltimore, extended a cordial
invitation to the Democracy of the Union to
the hospitalities of that city.
The Convention then adjourned at 1 o'clock
to meet at Baltimore on Monday, the 18th of
Ch elmEsroN, May 3.—Governor Winston
of Alabama, yesterday protested against the
resolutions adopted by the Seceders' Conven
tion because they did not embrace the slavery
code, and seceded from the seceders.
Southern Democratic Convention.
A Southern Convention to be held at
Richmond, June 11th. '
CHARLESTON, May 2.—The Seceders' Con
vention assembled this morning, and adopted
the majority Platform as reported to the Na
A proposition to take the new name of the
" Constitutional Democracy," was voted down
after a long debate, the body claiming to be
the National Democratic Convention.
The Pacific Railroad resolution was adop
ted, but not without considerable opposition.
Adjourned to meet at 8 o'clock to-night.
The Southern Democratic Convention met
at the theatre at 8 o'clock to-night.
Mr. Hatch, of Louisiana, moved to adjourn
until noon to-morrow, as the other Conven
tion have not yet made a nomination.
The motion was carried and the Convention
was declared adjourned.
There was a large audience of ladies, and
the Convention formed itself into a mass meet
Mr. Yancey, of Alabama, was called upon
for a speech. He returned thanks, and called
on Mr. Barry, of Mississippi, who took a po
sition on the stage and proceeded to amuse
The friends of Douglas are determined to
stand by him to the end.
CAARLESTON, May 3.—The Convention of
Seceders from the National Democratic Con
vention assembled at noon.
About forty delegates were present.
Mr. Bayard, of Delaware, the President,
called the Convention to order.
A motion was pending that the Convention
express a preference for candidates for Presi
dent and Vice President.
A delegate from Texas moved that the res
olution be referred to a committee of one from
each State represented in the Convention.
The delegates from Alabama and Texas
said they were prepared to act at once on the
Mr. Jackson, of Georgia, withdrew the res
olution to express a preference for candidates.
Mr. Burrows, of Arkansas, presented a res
olution for the appointment of a standing
committee of one from each State to issue an
address to the Democratic party of the Union,
setting forth that this Convention has in its
possession the Ark of the Covenant, and . that
its platform has been adopted by seventeen
States of this Union. It was a point around
which the country would rally.
Judge Meek, of Alabama, moved a substi
tute, that a Committee be appointed merely
to prepare an address giving the reasons for
the course pursued. He said that any South
ern State that shall go into the Baltimore
Convention will approve of the squatter sov
ereignty doctrines. The resolution adopted
at the adjournment of the regular Conven
tion invites the Southern States to fill up the
vacancies occasioned by our secession, and de
clares our seats vacant. He was in favor of
the nomination of Jeff. Davis and Senator
Bayard, but he yielded to the wish of others
to forego expressing any preference at this
Mr. Burrows then withdrew his proposition
fur the appointment of a Standing Committee
Mr. Jackson, of. Georgia, moved that the
Convention now adjourn sine die.
Mr. Hill, of Georgia, stated that if the ob
ject was to make this a disunion movement,
he and his colleagues were prepared to leave
at once. His constituents would approve of
nothinc , that would tend to disunion.
Mr.3(ancey, of Alabama, asked who he
alluded to as favoring disunion.
Mr. Hill asked to he excused from answer
ing that question.
Mr. Yancey demanded an answer, as he
wanted it to go to the country that there had
been no word or deed tending to dissolution.
Mr. Hill, of Georgia, admitted that noth
ing had been said or done, but the position
we would be put in by this action would
make us a disunion Convention. Our atti
tude will be a disunion attitude.
Judge Meek said he had always been a firm
Union man and was so still, if the constitu
tional rights of the South are upheld. He
denied that there had been any disunion sen
timent uttered here. He thought the course
pursued of disbanding was a singular one.—
We are about separating without recom
mending or taking any action with regard to
the Presidency. He therefore moved that
should the Baltimore Convention repudiate
the resolutions passed here,_that the Commit
tee be authorized to call a National Conven
Mr. Jackson, of Georgia, thought that this
was no time to cry Union ! Union 1 There
was no man in Georgia who would shout for
the Union at the expense of the rights of the
South. [Shouts of applause.] When the
rights of the South are sacrificed to the North,
I am for liberty first and Union afterwards.
[Cheers.] If there is nobody here to stand
by me, 1 must retire.
Mr. Whitely, of Delaware, moved to lay
the resolutions of Judge Meek, of Alabama,
on the table, and adjourn. The delegates
from each State can give to their constituents
their reasons for the course pursued by them.
He was oppOsed to any general address. He
therefore moved that this Convention now ad
Judge Meek appealed to Mr. Whitely to
withdraw the motion for a moment. If any
one supposed him to be devoted to the Union
at the expense of Southern rights he was mis
taken. Sever the Constitution and the Union
is gone. He wished to vindicate their posi
tion before the world as well as the Union.—
He wanted this great movement to be prop
Mr. Barry, of Mississippi, hoped that this
Convention would separate in union and har
mony. When was South Carolina not ready
to cordially respond to the extremest doctrines
of States Rights ? [Applause.] He had
therefore deemed it unnecessary to urge those
doctrines here. We are all united on them
in some form, and it is unnecessary to express
them here. .Tho other Convention has not
disbanded. It has merely adjourned. Why,
therefore, should we disband instead of ad
journing to meet elsewhere, if we think prop
Mr. Barry continued. He said that the
Platform may be opened at Baltimore, and
may be changed to meet our views. I think
we are delegates to that Convention, and we
ought to go to Baltimore. If our constituents
choose to fill our places with other delegates
they can do so. We are still members of
that Convention, and no one except our con
stituents can take our credentials from us.—
Therefore, he hoped, that this course would
The President—Oh, no! That will not do.
Mr. Harper, of Mississippi, opposed the
proposition of Mr. Barry. We are no longer
delegates to that Convention. We separated
from them on principle, and ho was unwil
ling that they should carry them to Balti
more as an adjunct to that Convention. If
we adjourn without doing anything or saying
anything we will stultify ourselves. If we
were to follow them to Baltimore we would
lose all the moral effect of this movement.—
Make your nomination now, manfully and
boldly. He was for notion. We have met
for an effect and a purpose, and if we go
home without action we will merely be enun
ciating a sentiment on which there is no dif
ference of opinion in all those Southern
States. This is the time and the place for
acting promptly and boldly.
Mr. Yancey of Alabama, approved of the
proposition of Judge Meek, to appoint a Com
mittee to prepare an address to the country.
He did not think it would either save or
break the Union. The delegate from Geor
gia, in predicting the movement of the dis
union leaders, looked to the Alabama dele
gation, but declined to name who and what
he meant. Another Georgia delegate seemed
to charge him with singing pmans to the
Mr. Jackson, of Georgia—l certainly nev
er intimated that the gentleman from Ala
bama was singing pmans to the' Union.—
Certainly no one will ever charge him with
such an offence. My remarks were directed
rather to my colleague, who, I thought, was
placing Georgia in a wrong position. He did
not wish Georgia to be in the'position of sing
ing pawns to the Union.
Mr. Yancey said he would not misrepre
sent Georgia, but he did not wish any move
ment to go forth to the country either as a
movement to preserve or to destroy the Union,
but rather to preserve the Constitutional
rights of the South. He then spoke at length
detailing the position of the Southern States
in retiring from the Convention, and the sub
sequent action of the seceding delegates. We
have adopted the platform that the Conven
tion rejected, and propose to preserve it as a
headstone to the builders on which the De
mocracy of the Union will rely. lie there
fore considered it essential that an address
should be prepared, containing all these facts,
in the simplest and briefest form. We stand
before the country on a true Constitution and
therefore National position.
The question was then demanded on the
resolution, which is as follows:
Resolved, That a committee of one from
each State represented in this Convention be
appointed to prepare an address to the peo
ple of the United States, explanatory of the
reasons which have actuated this Convention
in adopting the course it has pursued, and in
vindication of its principle of action.
General Simmons, of South Carolina, was
unwilling to allow a committee to put forth
an address representing his views which he
would have no opportutnity of previously ex
amining. He was no politician, hut he had
his own views. He did not like some fea
tures of the platform, especially those rela
ting to the Pacific Railroad, and that which
declares duty to the Union as superior to du
ty to the sovereign States. He thought there
was no necessity for any address, nor would
he follow the other Convention to Baltimore.
When he came out he left them forever.
Mr. Bryan, of Texas, was in favor of ma
king the nominations, and preparing an ad
Mr. Jackson, of Georgia, offered as a sub
stitute, a resolution that all who favor the ac
tion of the seceding delegates he invited to
meet them in Convention at Washington on
the second Monday in June.
On motion, the Convention adjourned till
8 o'clock this eveninz, and the delegates were
requested to remain for private consultation
on the propositions before the Convention.
The Convention re-assembled at 8 o'clock
Senator Bayard left the chair and procee
ded to address the Convention from the floor.
He reviewed the positiou of the seceders and
approved of their platform, though it was not
in the language he would prefer. With re
gard to the resolution for preparing an ad
dress and re-assembling at Washington one
week anterior to the re-assembling of the
Convention at Baltimore, he could not ap
prove. He was unwilling to assent to the
preparation of an address by a committee
which is to go forth to the country before he
could have an opportunity of examining it.
He could not trust any man or set of men,
however able and patriotic they may be, to
speak to the public for him, He should,
therefore, oppose the resolution.
He continued to speak for nearly an hour,
defining his position and reviewing the course
of the National Convention. He desired the
the unity of the Democratic party, and was
prepared to support their nominee, if made
now or a month hence, if he should prove to
be a purely national man. His personal
preference was for Senator Hunter. He
styled the New York delegation as a band of
political gamblers. He concluded by saying
that he could not retain a seat in this Con
vention if the resolution now before it was
adopted, though he would approve of it if he
was a delegate from any of the cotton States.
He therefore asked the permission of the
Convention to allow him to decline the posi
tion in which they have placed him, and to re
tire from the Convention. He spoke for two
hours against disunion.
Mr. Bayard, on finishing, took his hat and
Robert Scott, of Alabama, was then chosen
Judge Meek called up the resolution, but
Mississippi and Texas also objected to an
address being prepared, and it was with
Mr. Jackson, of Georgia, then offered a
resolution for a Southern Convention to be
held in Richmond on the 2d Monday in June
next. It was adopted by five or six dissent
A resolution authorizing an address or nar
rative of the grounds of seceding, to be pre
pared and published with the proceedings of
the Convention, was adopted.
The Convention then adjourned sine die.
Dispatches from Washington
DELEGATES IN WASIIINGTON.
IVAsnuccTozsr, May G.—Our hotels are
thronged with delegates, on their return from
Charleston, who are generally engaged in an
imated discussions on the prospects of the
Baltimore and Richmond Conventions.—
Large numbers of the delegates paid their
respects to Senator Douglas this afternoon.
The Constitution., the President's organ, pub
lishes the secession speeches made at Charles
ton with applause, and approves the bolt from
the regular Convention. This is doubtless
by order, and. presents a very ugly dilemma
to those Administration men who did not bolt,
and are expected to take their seats in the
Baltimore Democratic Convention. Are they
to go there only to• defeat Douglas, or "to se
cede if they canlot ?,
Opinions of The Press.
[Prom the Pittsburg Post, the organ of the Democracy of
WHO is TO BLAME ?—The condition of polit
ical affairs at Charleston, has caused the
stoutest to hold his breath and vaguely in
quire—what next ? What will be the result,
or the effect upon the country ? It is unne
cessary, perhaps, to inquire more at length
than we have -done at this stage of the pro
ceedings, who or what has brought this dis
traction upon us—but a fearful responsibility
rests somewhere. Men high in position, in
and out of the Convention, cannot hope to es
cape signal punishment, and have ringing in
their ears the bitter curse of an outraged peo
ple. Time enough to enter specifications or
write names upon the rolls of infamy; of those
who have permitted their prejudices and re
sentments to engulf patriotism to their conr
mon country, and that fealty to the great
democratic party due its high mission, in car
rying forward to its true destiny the institu
tions of our great republic, involving the fate
of millions of freemen. We shall make no
complaints unless the record signed at Charles
ton shall cause the flag of disunion to wave
from our southern border, where indeed it
has been threatening for years.
In the Cincinnati Convention in 1850, when
Mr. Buchanan received 152-3, votes, a clear
majority of the Convention, his friends asked
and his rivals conceded, that he was entitled
to the necessary two-thirds, and then a unan
imous nomination, which was given him.—
When Mr. Richardson presented the letter of
declination of Mr. Douglas, acknowledging
the justice of this principle, all will remem
ber who were present, with what a shout of
welcome it was received. 'Where now is that
magnanimous heart or unselfish pen to record
a similar tribute to Stephen A. Douglas, when
he receives 152 k votes, a clear majority of
this whole Convention ? To defeat him now,
for the first time in the history of the coun
try, the almost irresistible machinery of a
living and powerful Administration, is con
centrated, to overwhelm not a rival, but a
candidate, who has as much right to the hon
est support of his countrymen as any other
living man. Why should he yield after he
has obtained a prominence which is confessed
by his assailants would nominate any of his
rivals? Why should Southern delegates se
cede—lessthan one-third the electoral vote—
and threaten destruction to the party and to
the country, disputing the power of the ma
jority to make a platform, and defying two
thirds to nominate?
[From the Harrisburg Slate Sentinel.]
THE CHARLESTON CONVENTION.—The dele
gates of what was supposed to be the Nation
al Democratic party assembled in Convention
at Charleston on the 23d of April, and after
a stormy and, in some respects, disgraceful
se , s'on of nine or ten days, adjourned on
Thursday, without making a nomination, to
meet again at Baltimore on the 18th of June.
The full history of the proceedings er the
Convention, the causes which led to them,
and the diverse motives by which several
prominent actors were governed, will fo:'m
chapter, or a series of chapters, here.r.fer—at
present our inclination leads us to confine our
attention principally to Bigler 436 Co. of our
own State delegation, who have signally be
trayed the interests of Democracy, and de
serve the scorn and curses of every genuine
Democrat in the State. From the commence
ment to the termination of the session, this
man Bigler (God made him, and therefore
let him pass for a man) and his associate
traitors, Baker of the Philadelphia Custom
House, Brown, of the Philadelphia Post Of
fice, and other Federal Office-holders and ex
pectants of favors, were studious and persis
tent in their efforts to defeat the will of the
majority and carry out to a fatal termination
the Buchanan disunion programme. It was
written at Washington in letters of blood that
Douglas was to be killed, and that the South
ern disunionists were to he gratified with a
slave-code, piracy protecting platform, or the
Conveotion was to he broken up. Bigler and
his fellow-traitors, who were the mere instru
ments of the National Administration, the
despicable tools of Slidell, Davis, Yancey ar d
Co., instead of seeking to harmonize for the
sake of success, were mischief-makers from first
to last, preferring the defeat of the party, dis
union, any and all evils, rather than the nom
ination and election of a great statesman,
who, by an honest, sound constituional course,
had rendered himself obnoxious to Mr. Bu
chanan and the disunion, slave-trade men of
But we are not yet in despair—we hope
still that good may result from the proposed
evil, and that the voice of an indignant De
mocracy North and South will force these
men to act in accordance with public senti
ment, or supersede them altogether. We
trust there will be an expression of opinion
throughout this Commonwealth at least that
these traitors can not misunderstand, and
that the results of the Baltimore Convention
will insure harmonious action in the Demo
cratic party and success at the polls in Octo
ber and November next.
'Wen such men as Bigler, Baker, Dawson,
Browne, and others in the same category,
who have been honored by the Democracy
far above their deserts, play the part of trai
tors to that party, and act in concert with
men who are avowedly in favor of a dissolu
tion of the Union, it is not going too far to
quote for their edification a short extract from
a little volume of Moore's poems, which reads
"Oh for a tongue to curse the slave,
Whose treason, like a deadly blight,
Comes o'er the councils of the brave,
And blasts them in the hour of might!
May Life's unblessed cup for him
Be drugged with teacheries to the brim,
With hopes, that but allure to fly,
With joys, that vanish while lie sips,
Like Dead Sea fruits, that tempt the eye,
But turn to ashes on the lips!
Ills country's curse, his children's ahantes
Outcast of virtue, peace and fame,
May he, at last, 'with lips of flame
On the parch'd desert thirsting die,—
While lakes that shone in mockery nigh,
Are fading off untouch'd, untasted,
Like the once glorious hopes he blasted !.
And when from earth his spirit flies,
Just Prophet, let the damn'd•one dwell
Full in the sight of Paradise,
Beholding heaven, and feeling hell I"
rPO5` - The election in Philadelphia on Tues
day of last week, resulted in the re-election
of Henry, (Opposition,) for Mayor, by a re
duced majority. The Opposition also elected
a majority of Councils, Commfssioners, Soli
citor, Treasurer, &c.
A BOOK FOR FRUIT GROWERS.-" Downing's
Fruits and Friut Trees of America,"—revised
edition, 1860—for sale at Lewis' Book Store.