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CATTLE DISEASE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY.
--From the Washington Examiner we learn
that the disease which has been so disastrous
to cattle in the Eastern States has broken out
among the sheep of Mr. James Morrison, of
Chartiers township, and carried off a large
number. On Thursday he lost about forty,
and others were in a dying condition when
he left home on Friday. He exhibited a
small quantity of a gravelly sort of a sub
stance taken from the stomach of one of the
dead. sheep, and submitted it to several phy
sicians for anayzation . ; but, after a thorough
examination, nothing could be made out of
it. lie states that the disease is very similar
to the cholera in its operations, carrying off
the sheep in a short time after being attacked.
It behooves our farmers to be on their guard,
and take every precaution to prevent the
spread of the malady.
A SINGULAR PEIENOMEICON.-A. gentleman
residing in Allegheny township, Cambria
county, gives the particulars of a most re
markable instance of transmutation, for the
truth of which he vouches. A hen, belong
ing to a Mr. Waggoner, after having raised
fine broods of chickens for three successive
years, (famishing the eggs herself,) quit the
business entirely this spring, began to crow
over her independence, instead of cackling
over her new laid eggs, and finally became
roo3ter, bossing round the barn yard with
a most supercilious air I This is a most en
couraging case for strong-minded women.—
Let the Bloomer dress give way to the—(we
won't mention ems)—and who knows but by
whistling, tree-climbing, and occasionally
chasing turkeys through long grass, they may
eventually develop a beard, and attain the
long sighed for and much coveted goal of "wo
Mrs. Anna Jenkins, a widow lady, liv
ing in Deerfield, Mass., was one hundred and
one years old last January. She has been
the mother of four children, and the last, a
son, died in 1859, aged sixty-seven years.—
For over eighty years she had kept one hun
dred silver dollars by her side, which she
could not be persuaded to part with on any
account, keeping them, as she says, to pay
her funeral expenses. Each night she places
them under pillow, and always carries them
in her pocket when she leaves the house. If
this money bad been put at compound inter
est, it would have produced over twelve thous
and dollars. The follies, fashions and silly
habits of this degenerate age, she talks upon
freely and fluently.
A DANGEROUS PLAYTUING.-A little daugh
ter of Mr. Mc:Daniels, in Mason county, Va.,
three years old, a few mornings since, ran
into the yard of the house highly delighted
with a pretty plaything it had found, and
was taking it to show to her mother. The
mother was astonished to find it a large cop
per-head snake! The child had one hand
just below the neck, and the forked tongue of
the poisonous creature was projecting from
its mouth in a very venomous manner. The
mother was almost frightened to death, and
our informant says she has not got over it yet.
A. member of the family immediately ran
to the child, and, after some difficulty, suc
ceeded in rescuing it from its perilous situa
tion without being bitten.
Zer Dr. E. Y. ROBBINS, of New York; is
death on corsets, because corsets are death to
women. Say that in the year 1839, 10, 195
females died of the consumption to 5, 04.0
males. Difference owing mainly to tight hi
eing. Declares that it has been proved that
even a man inhales in a given time 50 inches
more of air when he is undressed than after
be has got his toggery on. Powerful infer
ence against the safety of constricting the
Says an English woman is in the
prime of her attractions at the age of 35,
while an American lady has usually begun
to fade just ten years younger. That's so.
Reason—English women take air and exer
cise ; American ditto takes airs and no exer
far . The followino• from the Juniata True
Democrat, published at Mifilintown, Juniata
county, takes down everything in the baby
line we ever witnessed':
" Fayette township, in this county, can
boast of the biggest boy, perhaps, for his
years, of any district this side of sundown.
His name is Lauver, and is aged 2 years, 5
months and 9 days, and weighs one hundred
and ten pounds! He is in perfect health,
and if he is a mirth-provoking little fellow,
the adage 'Laugh and grow fat,' will hold
good inhis case. lie is quite intelligent and
smart. His parents are not more than ordi
nary in stature. Swell thy magnificent pro
BLAIR COUNTY NOMINATIOisTS.77A county
convention of the People's party was held
at Hollidaysburg on Tuesday, the 12th inst.,
when the following nominations were unani,
mously made :
Judges—Samuel Dean, Adam Mosses. •
County Commissioner—Geo. Koons.
Poor Director—Wm. Caldwell.
District Attorney—B. L. Hewitt.
A resolution was adopted nominating Hon.
S. S. Blair for re-election to Congress, and
authorizing him to appoint Conferees.
xos3 The law in regard to the return of
uncalled for letters in the Post Office is as
follows : When any person shall endorse on
any letter his or her name and place of resi
dence, as writer thereof, the same, after re
maining uncalled for at the' office to which it
is directed thirty days, or the time the writer
may direct, shall be returned by mail to said
writer; and no such letters shall be advertised,
nor shall the same be treated as dead letters,
until so returned to the Post Office of the wri
ter and there remain uncalled for one quar
CURE FOR CANCER.-Mr. Thomas Anderton
give's the following recipe for cancer, which,
he says, has been of gieat service in several
cases " Boil fine Turkey figs in new milk,
which they will thicken ; when they are ten
der, split and apply them as warm as they
can be borne to the part affected, whether bro
ken or not ; the part must be washed every
time the poultice is changed with some of the
milk ; use a poultice night and morning, and
at least once during the day, and drink a
quarter of a pint of the milk the figs are boil
ed in tWThe in twenty-four hours. If the stom
ach will bear it this must be persevered in
three or four months at least. A man aged
105 was cured about six years before his death,
with only six pounds of figs. The cancer
which began at the corner of his mouth, had
eaten through his jaw, cheek, and half way
down his throat ; yet he was so perfectly
cured as never to show any tendency to re
turn. Should it ever do so, the figs should
be applied. The first application gives a great
deal of pain, but afterwards each dressing
gives relief. A woman cured by this remedy
had been afflicted ten years; her breast bled
excessively ; ten pounds cured her."
INCIDENTS or THE TORNADO. —The Daven
port (Iowa) G'azettte, relating some of the re
markable incidents of the late tornado, has
the following :
" A little girl three years old, was found
in a slough in the northwestern part of this
county, this side of the Waubsey, near Mrs.
Brandon's residence, and probably a couple
of miles from the track of the tornado. She
VMS seen to fall, and was found with her head
buried in the mud. When taken out she was
found to be alive. She was taken care of,
and is now apparently well, excepting that
she is not altogther sensible. She cannot
tell anything about herself and is utterly un
known. From Rogers' Settlement, in Olin
tun county, a child four years old was carried
a distance of two miles and killed."
NEW SYSTEM OF CHECKS ON RAILRAAD TICK
ETS.-A new system of tickets has been adop
ted upon the Eastern Railroad, which is de
signed to facilitate the settlement of accounts
with the several station agents. Every ticket
is numbered, commencing at " 0 " and going
up to " 1,000,000," and then commencing at
" 0 A " and increasing again. By this ar
rangement the number of tickets sold from
any given station may be ascertained at any
moment, without reckoning. The last ticket
sold denotes the number. The tickets of each
station are numbered separately. They are
printed at Buffalo, by some peculiar process,
said not to be known anywhere else.
Fort Madison Plaindealer, of the
28t1T,' reports a somewhat extraordinary case
of blasphemy and sudden death that occur
red near Farmington, Van Buren county,
a few days previous. A farmer living there,
while talking to a neighbor, about the dry
weather, began an outburst of the most ter
rible blasphemy, using the vilest epethets to
ward the Almighty and the Saviour, because
he did not send rain. The man Was going
on in frightful language, when all at once his
jaws became paralyzed, his tongue became
powerless, his voice ceased and he fell on the
earth a corpse.
THE SAW-LOG CANDIDATE.--As an offset to
Abraham Lincoln's rail-splitting feats, the
Decatur (III.,) Magnet elhumes the following
" We have recently seen a saw-log cut thir
ty years and three months since by Stephen
A. Douglas, when he attended a saw-mill
nights and Saturdays and taught school the
balance of the time. The log was somewhat
decayed, yet the heart was sound, and from
it we obtained a beautiful cane. The re
mainder of the log will be sent to Baltimore
for inspection by the Southern delegates.
Brigham Young. the husband of forty
wives, and the grand fluctus of the Latter
Day Saints, is said to have been sojourning
in Philadelphia, for two weeks past. He is
attended by Dr. Bernheiscl and other dignita
ries of the Church. His object in the visit
was to contract for and superintend the prep
aration of au extensive paper mill which was
made there. He had endeavored to remain
in cog, and, in order to do so, kept away from
the large hotels and lodged with a gentleman
who had embraced Mormon principles.
A CHILD MARRIAGE AND ITS CONSEQENCES.
—Last week, we chronicled the decease of
-Mrs. Case of this village, "aged sixteen years,
six months, and ten days." Mrs. Case so
early called from life to death, was married
about three years ago, and left three children
to mourn a mother's loss—a sad commentary
on the error of such early marriages. Let
parents beware, and the girls take warning.
Trantona ( Hris.) Argos.
A TERRIBLE WARNING.—As a terrible warn
ing to Sabbath-breakers, we clip the follow
ing item from the lowa Valley Democrat:
"After the tornado, had passed through
Camanche, four men were found in the rains
of one house, dead and mangled, with the
cards with which they had been playing,
still grasped in their hands."
WILD CHILD IN THE WOODS.—The inhabi
tants of Carroll county, Ohio, are very much
excited by a male child, from seven to ten
years old, that has been seen several times in
the woods, but as yet has not been taken.—
It has approached children quietly, but flees
from the approach of a man or woman. The
place has been found where it had slept the
preceding night and had eaten a frog.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION.—The real cause
of the cattle disease is thus described by a
Boston medical man :—" Infiltration into
and thickening-of the interlobular tissue, and
exudation into the bronchial vessels and air
cells." This is as " clear as mud," and our
readers will of course thank us for the valua
par The 18th of June, the day the Demo
cratic National Convention assembled at Bal
timore, was the anniversary of the declara
tion of the war of 1814
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Democratic National Convention,
The Great Throng—The Gathering in - the
Theatre—Proceedings, &c. &c.
The city was astir at an early hour this
morning, in view of the reassembling at 10
o'clock A. M., of the Democratic National
Convention, which adjourned over from
Charleston, to select candidates for President
and Vice President of the United States.
The throng of strangers previously arrived
here was considerably increased this morning
by arrivals of crowded trains from Washing
ton. Philadelphia, New York and the West.
The prominent streets before nine o'clock
presented an animated scene. Our great
thoroughfare, Baltimore street, was crowded
with citizens and strangers.
Long before the hour designated for the
assembling of the Convention crowds com
menced gathering in the vicinity of the Front
Street Theatre, and among those early in at
tendance was a large number of ladies, anx
ious to witness the deliberations of the Con
A large American flag was extended across
the street inscribed "we will support the
The gate at the-north side of the theatre
was for the entrance of the delegates only,
while the ladies, who occupied the dress cir
cle, and those who were so fortunate as to
obtain tickets for admission to the galleries
passed through the front doors.
The lower tier or dress circle was reserved
exclusively for ladies, who were admitted
without tickets. No person, however, was
admitted to the floor of the Convention except
delegates and their alternates, numbering,
in all, six hundred and six members, and the
representatives of the press, including editors
and reporters, to the number of nearly 600.
The house began to fill up before 10 o'clock,
the delegates occupying the floor ; a number
of ladies and gentlemen the dress circle and
private boxes, and gentlemen the upper tiers
of boxes, none of whom, hoWever, were ad
mitted without tickets, which had previously
been furnished to members of the several del
en-ations, the State Central Committee and
Se Democratic Convention, by whom they
were distributed as they deemed best.
A large force of police were posted in front
of the house to keep the side-walks and en
trance clear, and a number of pages, together
with the committees of arrangement, added
to the facilities of the press and others.
The convention was called to order at 10
minutes past 11 o'clock, by the president, the
llon. Caleb Cushing, who occupied an eleva
ted platform, on which was also seated the
vice-presidents of the body.
Mr. Cushing remarked that the standing
hour of 10 o'clock had already passed; but as
there was a misunderstanding among gentle
men, some thinking the hour was 12 o'clock
noon, and, therefore, the roll would be called
to ascertain who were present, prior to calling
the convention to order for the transaction of
Several States being absent, the call was
There was some discussion relative to the
distribution of tickets.
The absent delegations were called and re
The president then called the convention
to order to hear prayer.
An impressive prayer was then offered by
the Rev. Dr. McCron, of this city. Ile im
plored a cessation of all sectional discord, and
that the element of eternal peace might
pass from hand to hand perpetually ; and
that the result might redound to our honor
and the welfare of the land we love.
Mr. Cushing then addressed the convention
congratulating the members on being assem
bled here to transact business of great im
portance to the democratic party. .Prior to
the adjournment at Charleston, the adoption
of the platform and the nomination of candi
dates were the cardinal subjects before the
Mr. Cushing referred to the action of the
Charleston Convention in framing the plat
form, and stated the motions pending when
the Convention adjourned at Charleston.
[The' resolution of adjournment from
Charleston to Baltimore to-day, was read by
the secretary, which requests the democratic
party to fill the vacancies in their respective
delegations prior to the re-assembling here.]
Mr. Cushing continuing, said, the scope
and intention of that resolution were for the
convention itself to determine. The presi
dent had since received credentials of delega
tions with no one contesting.
In Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and Dela
ware, there were contests and competing del
egations, and the chair had been called upon
to say whether he had the power to deter
mine the right of delegates to seats ; but be
lieving he had no power he had referred the
whole subject to the convention. In conclusion
he begged leave to add that they hod assem
bled at a time when the enemy of the demo
cratic panty—when the enemies of the con
stitution are in the field with their selected
leaders, and are advancing to the combat
with the constitutional party of the United
States. Upon this convention, as the guar
dians of the constitution it depended whether
the issue should be victory or defeat.
He exhorted them to feel that they came
here to-day not merely to gain personal and
party triumphs, but to exercise a solemn duty
in the crisis of affairs such as has never be
fore befallen the United States.
The Convention WAS now in order for the
transaction of business.
Mr. Howard of Tenn., moved that the ser
geant-at-arms be directed to issue tickets to
the delegates of the convention, as originally
constituted at Charleston. [Applause.]
Mr. Kavanaugh, of Minnesota, moved to lay
the motion on the table, called the previous
uestion, and demanded a vote by States.—
[Applause in the lobby.]
Mr. Russell, of Va., wished to know upon
what ground the gentleman had decided who
were entitled to be delegates herc!!?
HUNTINGDON, PA., JUNE 27, 1860.
At Front Street Theatre,
FIRST DAY'S PROCEEDINGS.
The President responded, on leave being
given by the convention; that the chair un
dertook to decide nothing—that he only acted
from the roll, as if the convention had been
in session yesterday. The chair could not
enter into an inquiry relative to new commis
sions unless he held a hearing of delegations
and facts, of which he had no more power
than any other delegate to the convention.
It is the chair's duty to preserve order in
the convention, and act strictly up to the rules
of the House of Representatives, which gov
erned the convention. The chair did not as
sume any right to decide any contests about
delegations—the right of any gentleman to a
seat devolved upon the convention. And he
now made this a privileged question, so that
the convention should decide this question at
once as to who were entitled to seats.
Mr. Church, of New York, offered an
amendment, which was for information, re
ferring all the credentials to the committee
to decide, with the proviso that all delegates
be pledged to support the nominee of the con
vention. (Loud applause in the galleries.]
Mr. Kavanaugh withdrew his original mo
tion, and called the previous question on Mr.
The chair said the galleries were engaged
in tumultuous disorder, and he desired to
know if the convention intended to carry on
its business in the presence of such uproar.
Loud cries of " No I" " No I"
Mr. Atkins, of Tennessee, said the persons
in the galleries were admitted to seats by com
plimentary tickets, and he thought if gentle
men on the floor would set an example, and
also keep order, they could get along.
Mr. Richardson, of 111., understood that
the Chair was armed with power to preserve
order in the galleries and on the floor. He
hoped that order would be preserved.
Mr. Saulsbury, of Del., arose to a privil
eged question, that the gentleman had no
right to annex a condition to the admission
of delegates on this floor.
Objection was made to Mr. Saulsbury's
Mr. Phillips, of Pa., said the resolution of
the gentleman from New York was not be
fore the convention—that the motion was
only read for information, and the gentleman
from Minnesota, Mr. Kavanaugh, had no
right to accept the amendment.
The President thought the point of order
Mr. Clark, of Missouri, urged that the
question was properly now on the amend
ment of Mr. Church, and then on the motion
of. Mr. Howard.
The President re-stated the question as
pending, and again ruled that the paint of or
der was - well taken.
Mr. Church, of New York, and others dis
cussed the question.
M. John Cochrane, of New York, raised
to a point order, and proceeded to comment
on the railing of the Chair.
The President asked what was the point of
After further colloquy, Mr. Church, of N.
Y., moved his resolution be read for informa
tion, as a. substitue fur the resolution of Mr.
Howard, of Tenn.
Mr. Kavanaugh withdrew his motion for
the previous question.
Mr. Church then offered his motion as an
amendment to Mr. Howard's motion, and
called the previous question.
Mr. Avery, of N. C., demanded a division
of the question.
Mr. Montgomery, of Pa., said the question
could not be divided at this time.
The Chair acceded. to Mr. Montgomery's
'Mr. Russell, of Va., wished fair play in
The President said the gentleman was out
Mr. Russell said if their silence was con
stained he begged gentlemen to remember
that Virginia was overlooked.
The President then put the question on sec
onding the previous question, and it was sec
The following is Mr. Church's motion foi
Mr. Howard's motion :
AIR. CHURCH'S RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That the credentials of all per
sons claiming seats in this convention, made
vacant by the secession of delegates at
Charleston, be referred to the corunitteee on
credentials, and said committee, are hereby
instructed as soon as practicable to examine
the same and report the names of persons en
tiled to such seats, with this distinct under
standing, however, that every person occupy
ing a seat in this convention is bound in honor
and good faith to abide by the action of this
convention, and support its nominee.
Mr. Saulsbury moved the, convention ad
journ till four o'clock.
Mr. Sanders, of lowa, asked that the mo
tion be withdrawn for one moment, on condi
tion that he renew it. .
Mr. Saulsbury acquiesced.
Members now contended that the previous
question was in order.
Mr. Sanders being out off from making his
remarks, renewed the motion to adjourn till
The question being taken by States, the
motion to adjourn (at 1 o'clock) till 4 o'clock
was lost by ayes 73}, nays 1781.
There was considerable discussion between
the delegates from Minnesota, relative to the
right of the majority of the convention to cast
the vote of an absent delegate. Finally the
majority was permitted to cast the vote on
adjournment, reserving the question for fu
The delegates who seceded at Charleston,
were noL called in voting, and Georgia, Flori
da, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and
Texas were ignored.
The question recurring on sustaining the
previous question, it was not sustained, by
yeas 1071, nays 140/.
The New York delegation asked and had
leave to retire for consultation prior to vo
ting. They voted "no."
The following is the vote by States, and
the convention refused to sustain the previous
question on Mr. Church's resolution :
Ayes—Maine 6, New Hampshire 5, Ver
mont 4/, Massachusetts 4, Connecticut 3i,
New Jersey 21, Pennsylvania 91, Maryland
2, Missouri 21, Tennessee 3, Kentucky 11,
Ohio 23, Indiana 13, Illinois 11, Michigan 6,
Wisconsin 5, lowa 4, Minnesota 21,-1071-.
Nays—Maine 2, Vermont 1, Massachusetts
81-, Rhode Island 4. Connecticut 2, N. York
35, New Jersey 41-, Pennsylvania 161-, Dela
ware 2, Maryland 6, Virginia 15, North Car
olina 10, Arkansas 1, Missouri 61, Tennessee
9, Kentucky 101, Minnesota 11, California
4, - Oregon 3-1401%
Mr. Gilmer, of Pa., offered as an amend
ment to the amendment of Mr. Church, pen
ding, the following resolution :
Resolced, That the President of this con
vention be directed to issue tickets of admis
sion to seats in the convention to the dele
gates from the States of Texas, Florida, Mis
sissippi and Arkansas, in which States there
are contesting delegations.
Mr. Randall, of Pa., moved that there be
a recess till 4 o'clock.
Mr. Spinola, of New York, moved as an
amendment that the convention adjourn with
Mr. Randall, (inquiringly,) "sine die?"
Mr. Spinola—No, no, till 10 o'clock to
Mr. Randall accented the amendment.
The question being put on adjournment,
the convention, at 2 o'clock, refused to ad
journ by ayes 35, nays 21G—New York vo
ting, 35 votes " no."
On motion of Mr. Phillips, of Pa., the con
vention took a recess till 5 o'clock.
The convention assembled and was called
to order at 5.1- o'clock.
The President stated that he had creden
tials presented to him from delegations claim
ing seats from Delaware, Georgia, Alabama,
Florida, Mississippi, Louisianna, Texas and
Arkansas, and also a paper relative to the
seats of the Mississippi delegation, and a pa
per from Mr. Chaffee claiming a seat from
Massachusetts. He deemed it due to make
this statement to the convention.
The amenemdnt of Mr. Gilmer of Pa., was
read, with an addenda, to refer the creden
tials of those States in which there are con
testants, to a committee on credentials, to ex
amine and report thereon.
Mr. Richardson, of 111., arose to a ques
tion of order—that the resolution or amend
ment of Mr. Gilmer, had been changed, and
he called for the reading of the amendment as
The amendment as offered in the morning
was then read by the secretary.
Mr. Bradley of Arkansas, arose and said
he contested the seats from Arkansas.
Mr. Steuart, of Michigan, thought the gen
tleman from Pennsylvania had the right to
modify his amendment in open convention,
but not in the way it had been done.
Gilmer for the purpose of arranging diffi
culties, withdrew his amendment, and asked
leave to offer another, embodying the original
resolution with the addenda above referred
to, as follows :
Resolved, That the President of this con
vention be authorized to issue tickets of ad
mission to seats in the convention to the dele
gates from the States of Arkansas, Texas,
Florida and Mississippi, in which States
there are no contested delegations-; and that
in these States, to wit: Delaware, Georgia,
Alabama and Louisianna, where there are
contesting delegations, a committee on cre
dentials shall he appointed by the several
delegations to report upon said States.
Clarke, of Missouri, asked to have a reso
lution read for information, resolving that
the citizens of the United States have an
equal right to settle with their property in
the several States, recognizing the Dred
Scott decision of the Supreme Court, &c.
Josiah Randall, of Pennsylvania, opposed
the amendment of Church, of New York.—
He denied the right of the convention to in
terpose any such conditions of membership
to the convention on the seven seceding State
delegations. There was no justice in inter
posing such objections to their admission ; he
_denied the right and power to do so. He in
voked the convention not to enforce such a
qualification—a qualification no honorable
man would ever submit to. He asked them
to halt on the ground of justice and policy.
They knew the delegates from the South
ern States would give no such pledge.—
[Hisses and applause, especially in the gal
Jno. B. Hoge, of Virgina, wished to know
if when an honorable gentleman was on the
floor, he was thus to be cowardly insulted by
hisses from the gallery. He hoped that the
galleries would be cleared.
The President said that if such disorder
again occurred, he would order the galleries
cleared of every intruder.
Samuels, of lowa, said it was applause
which induced the hisses.
The President reminded Samuels that it
was applause this morning—it was hisses
just now. He repeated that if the disor
der was repeated he would order the gal
Randall resumed, and urged that there
was no power to fix a penelty on the South
ern members for differing with the majority
of that body and expressing their opinion in
private. He invoked the delegates fret,• the
Empire State not to take a step which must
end in the dismembering of this convention,
and perhaps of this Union. He appealed to
their common ties of interest. Would any
man in this body by his vote jeopard the dis
membering of this body? He went for the
Union of the North and the South, and no
divorce—what God has joined together must
not be severed.
Mr. Richardson, of Illinois, opposed the
adoption of Mr. Gilmer's resolution. A dele
gation from Florida, who was at Richmond,
had said if this convention extended the olive
branch to them they would come hero. Ho
did not want to sit here side by side with
delegates bound to nothing, whilst he was
bound to everything. He wanted the conven
tion to decide who were delegates here—
whether they were accredited here according
to the usage of the democratic party in the
The democratic party was committed to the
Editor and Proprietor.
doctrine of being heard in every case where
there has been a contest.
Mr. John Cochrane, of N. Y., said they
stood here on accasion of more gravity and
importance to the party than for many years.
Not only to determine whether the affairs of
the country shall be submitted to the hands
of the republican party, but whether the
union of the country shall itself he preserved.
The question to be determined now was
whether there was any excuse or justification
for a secession from a national convention;
and whether they shall invite the occupants
of those empty seats back, and declare a re
turn of amity and peace. The efforts of .the
New York delegation would be as they had
always been, concentrated for the good of the
party. There was n;iuch that could be said
in the way of conciliation.
The resolution of Clarke, of Missouri, was
read for information.
Resolved, That the citizens of the several
States of the Union have an equal right to
settle and remain in the territories of. the
United States, and to hold therein, unmoles
ted by any legislation whatever, their slave
and other property; and that this Convention
recognize the opinion of the Supreme Court
of the United States in the Dred Scott case
as a true exposition of the constitution in re
gard to the rights of the citizens of the sev
eral States in the territories of the United
States upon all subjects concerninc , which it
treats; that the members of this Convention
pledge themselves and require all others who
may be admitted as delegates to make the
same pledge, to support the democratic can
didates fairly and in good faith nominated by
this Convention, according to the usages of
the national democratic party.
Russell, of Va., hoped their action was to
be harmonious and for the vvelfare of the par
ty. He had seen feeling exhibited here which
gave him apprehensions. The delegation
from Virginia was here for the purpose a
harmonizing the Democratic party.
They had seen them adopt a rule which
they believed contrary to the usage of the
democratic party, yet they came from Charles
ton here, and they overlooked the voting down
of the platform of the South deemed just to
them. They were willing to trust the North %
and at the same time were determined to stick
to the democracy of the South. They meant
to see there should be fair play toward the de
mocracy of the South, and they had seen to
day there was a desire to give the' South fair
There were States here named in the reso
lution pending which were without a contest,
and it is the right of the democracy that they
shall be admitted. They should be admitted
on the President's ticket, and if found out af
terwards not to be entitled to seats they could
be turned out. As to the proposition to bind
them—why he supposed they were all here:
bound by the honor of gentlemen. If they
were not they had better scatter and go home.
Montgomery, of Pa., said no man is a dem
ocrat who comes into a convention of the par
ty and refuses to be bound by the decision of
that convention. If his colleague would not
be bound by such rule he should not stay here.
There iv - as loud applause in the galleries.
The chair said the proceedings of the Con
vention had again been interrupted, and ha
asked if the conventton would have the gal
Cries of " oh no"—"the hisses were on the
floor" " and in the galleries," &c.
B. T. Johnson, of Maryland, hoped for the
credit of Maryland that the galleries would.
Wm. S. Gifting, of Md., hoped the galler
ies would not be cleared.
There was much confusion, and repeated
Saulsbury, of Del., called Mr. Gittings tO
The chair ruled Gittings out of order.
Montgomery proceeded, and said the dele
gates from the Southern States went out of
their own accord, with the protest. They
went out and sat side by side with them at
Charleston, and proceeded. to take steps to
nominate candidates. The convention ad
journed to Baltimore, and the seceders ad ,
journed to Richmond, and they are here now,,
with their convention adjourned over, to - hold
that convention over them in terror if their
demands are not acceded to. They had told
the States from which delegates had seceded
to fill up their delegations, and they have
done so, and sent delegations here. If they
vote for this resolution of Gilmer, they deny
the right of the delegates from Arkansas to
make a contest. Was a man who resigned
his place entitled to it again ? They were
members now of a hostile force. He favored
blinding those delegates, when they are again
admitted to this floor, that they shall be bound
to abide by the action of this convention.—.
He asked that they should adhere.to the pm:
cedents of the past.
Ewing, of Tennessee, asked the convention
what it meant. Had they no enemy in front ?
Had they any States to spare ? They were
met by an enemy who had advanced till the
field was almost lost. He hoped the demo-.
cratic party would unite—present an undivi
ded front, and fight the republican party.—
There was na contest in Mississippi, Texas
and Florida, and was there any one hero to
dispute the claims of the delegates from Ar,_
A member said Arkansas was contested.
Saulsbury raised the point of order that it
was not competent to apply any tests to the.
delegates of the seceeding States which are,
not applied to the whole body.
The president ruled that the point of order
could not be raised at this time. •
Mr. Ewing, resuming, said, if there was a
contest from Arkansas, why keep out the del
egates from Mississippi, Texas and Florida ?
Why did they not want to conciliate—to har
monize all they can ? The gentleman from
Pennsylvania (Montgomery) was wrong in
the views he had taken. The speaker was
opposed to secession. These gentlemen wore
induced to believe that there would be con
cession here, and why should there not be?
They should not ask any gentleman to do
what he is not in honor bound to do.
The President had a paper read, presented
to him, which stated that the delegations
from Arkansas had compromised and were
willing to enter the convention as one delega..
tion. It was signed. by all the members or
the two delegations.
Mr. Claiborne, of Arkansas, said there Was
another paper sent by Gen. Rusk, of Arkan.
sas to the president of the convention.
The President replied that he had not re.
Mr. Loring, of Mass., said he was detained
from Charleston by affliction in his family.
When he was elected a delegate he thought
he was sent to a national convention. He
saw a portion of his party driven from that
convention. And now had this convention
any power to accept the resignations of those
delegates who went out at Charleston? When
ho saw those delegates here standing at the
door again ho felt it was a duty to open their
arms and take them in. Those delegates
need no re-accrediting, and he begged thia
convention to cordially give them their seats,
What was the nomination worth without