The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, May 03, 1860, Image 2

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DErCRATI.O CONTENTION. questio4on thegrotuid that theyare.par
- -z.-,• . ties interested. : . '' I 1 ' -
FiliST MY. ,
The VOie to Ins- the resollition on the'
,Cli A ULESTOY, NHII '23.—Li accordance
- table Was " 3` hen demanded • by states, and
with the call of 'the Democratic Commit-,.'resulted4 , ' Yc'ias, 259; Nays' 44.1' ... I
tee, the Delegates-to the National Convert- i The •
rolt.was then called, ,s taid,•'two cern- '
tion assembled at 12 o'clock, M.,
.in the 1 mitteeS, eacheenalow . consisting one i . di.'‘legate
Hall of the South Carolina Institute. l front eaciOtate were selectedt on pe.rnaa:
• Hon! DAVID A. SMALLEY, (of tpc
Ver- ,
& organization, and on :the -I ctintested
.Chairman of the Democratic Nar--1 ,eats froth' ; yak and mi nn li, , •
tional Committee, called the 'Convention Mr.. 5.41, .Euskirk (Ind.) tumid ' the foil.
to orddr in the following_ Words: _ •lowinit: ';'; - .. • - Il'
~Rts- o . l iTr i li ,
_That the States be. called• in
are assembled on this occasion as the Na
'their orderthl that the list of Idelegates
tional Pcmoeratie Convention, called by
froth - each State be famished to.tbe Sectie
the National Democratic Committee, Par- . - • I • 1
b y i tari . ;,. audi whenever there is i a cm,ntest,
sunlit tb the authority confided in them
the papets relating to each be referred to
the CCMvention assembled at; Cincinnatti I
to nominate candidates for the Presideneyi
the Comiiiittee_on Credentials. .
and Vice Presidency of the United States, i -,.- Adopted, and the' list Of I delegate's
and to Itransact such other business as the ' II handed to the Secretary by the President
interest' ef the Democratic partYmay die-11 of the didereat delegations. -, .. •
tate. INVliat is the pleasure of the Con-11 .. Mr. LaWrence (La.) moved as an amend
yention ? • 1 1
_meld - , te.idd at the end, of the 'resolution
.' 31r. 11. IL Jackson:(Georgia) nOminad that. the; leoinniunicatioti from the New
ted Francis B. Flournoy, of Arkansai, as
_I York , ffintesting delegation in,the hands
President "of the Convention pro: tern..j of thb Cljairmam be read, and then refer- -
Carried unanimously. ' . I red to.thelConimittee on Contented seats.
. - 31e+ It s. R. *Jackson (Ga.) and e..-. Mr.
I ,
~Clichrane moved'to amend, by-rd
.W. 310 Cook. (of Ohio) were appointed a j ferring- the letter without ' reading, and
coramittee to , conduct the temporaryEre.4 - ealled the; previous- qUestion, Which was
siding, ;officer to the Chair.. ' I ordered. • - - ' • -
•Col.! Ft.ounNov, on taking the Chair, 1.. Mr. Caehrane's amendment was' adop
said t• , 1 ted,
.andl ithe resolatian of 3lr, Enskirk
GENtLEMEN OF VIE" CONV:EN-YION : II; amendeit So as to refer theNeW York , ,
thank Yon must sincerle for thelionor con-Il ter to trip committee on Contested Seats,.
ferred Alpon me, and I shall endeavor to {.without reading, was then agreed to. I
demean myself so as .to bring about a I The kill of States was then Called, and
.speedy orrinizat ion of 'this body, and, I LI the-list (ifiDelepiatespreaent Were handed
,hope in ii satisfactory manner. - i in. .il : -
R n 1)
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The Rev. Charlesinckel, D. D., of i Mr: IV .L. Taiwey, (Ala.)%Moved the
Charlestondelivered an iMpressive prayer, following
the Delegates rising and standing during' Reso l e d, That the COMthittee of ar
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its delivery. - . .• . i arratignalths he reqabsted to obtain lea're
Mr., Fisher (of Va.)—W - e . are not or-16f the CitY Authorities to . have Ithe street
ganizea; as I understand, nor has a Seere-, irifront ii the building eoveredjwith saw;
Lary yet been appointed, I therefore pro-, dust or-stFaw. Adopted.
-pose the name of William F. Ritchie, of Mr. Priiie.(ollio) moveda ''C' r ounnitte
\ irginia.. as' temp vary Secroary,of the of one liinn each. State on Resolution's
COn vent ion. Carr A unanimously. 1 and that all resolutions relating to tlie'
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Mr. Fisher—l in v ask the presiding oflci platfbrm',The referred to thatto - mmittiee
fieer to,read a let-te which I mill send to] ,
.on preson ' tation without debate • hie Chair, and in c( naection with- \chichi - - P.eniiiii4 the question on t.lie resolution
I have a resolution to offer. ...
I of Mr. Piifne, the Convention,•on Mai MI
• Gov.'.T. A. Winstone (Ala.) objected to! Of 31r. til;sna, of Pennsylvaida, adjourned
the reception of ,the communicati4 until' mita 10 a. l m. , • .1
the 'Convention was permanently organiz-II - - ~,' ' . . I.
Mr. Fis.ber4-The letter relat6 to awl
orizan izat
The President—The Chair decides that]
if it relates to the organization ,it is in or : !
Mr. Fisher took the' Sderetary's stand,.
and was about to read the ecimniuniea=
tion, when • •
Mr. John Coebrane (of New York):
elaitned to be heard before the letter was
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The Chair—The gentleman from New
York (Mr. Ceehrane) has been awarded
, the floor.
Mr. :lobn Cochrane—l move, Mr. Presi
dent that the rules of -the last National
HitiOn be adopted as the rule to gov
ern This . body. [Cries ` Question ! ques
tion !" and great contlision.] The Chair,
put tlnd question on Mr. Coehrane's
, p tion. mid it was adopted by a large affirj.
mat ivt4 vote.
Mr. Fisher—l now ask to read the com;
-niunicatioh and the resolution which
t Q uircr
The Chair—lt has already been decided
that this subject is not in order. The de.l
vision of the Chair. in that respect, has
been sustained by the voice of the Conj.
cent ion. The Chair is therell4eompelled
to rule the g..entleman from V irginisagain
.out ,vf order.
Nr.(...b.‘orge 3leCook (of Ohio) offered
the t:3llowing.; . , .
R : , , l,cd, That a cointniftee of one front
each State be selected by the respectiv
NlZ , le , ;ations. whose duty - it shall be to se!
lest permanent officers of The Convention;
:Mr. Barksdale (of Miss.) obtained the
floor. and moved ,the following as a subi.
stitnt e for '3lr..WCook's resolution; ' • i
Pev , ilvf./, That a Committee on Oredenl
ti : als be appointed by-the several Delegai
t i;; lis rp.:pect ively, to be comPosed'of one
fr6men. - h State, in' which there is no dish
014,1 1) , .1.4ati0n, whose duty it shall 1.)
tq i - oport to the Convention the Delegates
Om :u4t• entitled to seats on this floor. -'
llr. Ri,•harde4on said i Mr. President—i
1:,:tle rny frietid - ffrom.Ohio will accept the
alto:l...intent of tin; t entleman from Misl
. ~) .ppi,
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.51 .
Mr. l'oili_ ; (of Ohio) desired that this
resolution shotild - setforth the States front
which there are:supposed to be contested
McCOoh—l c ticeept the amendment
the gihtleman from Misbis r
sippi. with sthe,unklrsranding‘ that it is to
be cimlined to the Delegates whose seat's
are contested entirely. lilt is - so modified,
accept it. •
• • Mr. Cessna (of Pa.). moved to amend
Lit-striking out all after the enaCtin7
cl:i:isz. 3n the original resolutions, and in
serting as follows
, That there now shall be ail
pninted two committees; each to consist
of one niernh6r from each State, to 'be se-
lectcd by the respective Delegations. there
"f : one Committee on Permanent Organ- .
iptitin. and the other on Credentials, and .
that . in determining... The controtersy lit
reward . to the .disputed 'seats in Ake,
Illinois Delegation; the members of the
Committee on Credentials of- that -State
sil::11 not .be permitted to vote thereori,
and M determining the.rOntroversy, front
thk; State of New York, the members of
the Committee on Credentials from that
Mate shall not be per Mit t -ed to tote.
31r. Ce , na moved the previous ques-,:
tic,n",whlch being ordered, the vote was .
tak l / 2 1 on the above substitute by StateS,
and the same was Adopted. Yeas 2.44--7
nut's 51..
Fisher—We protest 'against the ,
116te .of the State of New York being—re
c'eived :mil counted here: -
The Chair—The protest is : not now in
Mr. Fisher—We desire to enter it on
the journal.
• The ori g inal resolution, as amended,
Was then adopted.
Cessna Inoved to. reconsider- -the
-vole. and to lay that motion-on the table.
Agreed to.
Mr. Matthews (of Miss.) . offered the fol
• lowing:. •
That tbe.Delegates from-the
States of New York and Illinois,whose
• Feats-are contested,
.be requested not to
participate in the proceedings of this body..
nntil the` committee on Credentials shall
. *nave determine'd , and reported tothe Con
vention which4f said contestants are. en
titled to seats. _
Mr. Clark (31o:) raised the point of or
der that a similar motion had been offered.,
• and the Convention had virtually rejected
it. . -
The Chair—The! point of order is nick
well W.: '
•: Mr. Cessna Toyed to lay tbe'reiolution.
on the . •
Mr.. Clark (of Miss.) . objected to the
tielegatiow frona,New York voting on the
-, - 1 SECOND DAY. 1 ,
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: 1,11.1;n1.1;srow, April- 2.4.-;---The Concre
tiont re-:niSembled at AO o7.cloek, in :I q
Hall of tll'e Institute. The rrallenes we e
tilled, the: north gallery - b s eing reserved
exclusiv(4 for ladies. .• •1 . i
The President announced that the bu
siness iffirrder was the report ( 1 ;f connuit
tees. 4.! . .. • , .
Mr. John:Cessna, (Pa.,) Chairman of
the' Continittee, 'reported. litnli. CALEB
.CUSIIPS6 for President, of Ih t e Conven"-
tion, togk4her :With .a list Of irice,Pre.4-
dents and Secretaries; consisting of one
from each State.
- 11111110
The anouncement of the name of the
permapeni President was recOiyed with
Ipud ail-4:hisp. , • 1
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- The COMmittee further recomn'ieini. that
I •
the ruileand i regulations adopted by the
National, ConVenttons of 155
and I Ssti,: be, adopted by this ConventiOn
for its 4);ivernimnt, with the additional
rule: . .
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That pt any State which has not prO
vided orlOirecteeby its .State ClotiventiOn
how its Pie may be given,. the Convert-,
tion .3V IA fecognize the right of each Dele-'
;ate- to cast his individual vote:
Mr. Milcook '(Ohio) moved tr
Oe the re
port of Committee , be. abc pted,. and 1
the Con inittee aischarll T d. *Agreed to. l• 1
Mr. *Cook moved that the. report Of
the Committee be adopted. [ • !I ''
M. Chid: - (Miss.) stated that } the addi
tional ride had been •added by the CoM-•
mitree_Without the consent of a majoriiy
of the members. - The questiOn . on iis
wioptioz4lwas brought ; before the CoM.
mit fee, :alai voted . doWn . on a c:ill,of tip
States. 1 1 1 ,
Mr.:Ca4sidy (P 4 'roSe to apoint of or
der. ThiS report had ,been'adolited, at O.
'there*waiil no gnestron before the Conven
tion. . ''
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TheAiii'r—Tilte point of order, is n l Ot
well tak'tn. . ' . 1 •
l e r
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.31r. Chiik=-The report has been accept d,
not adoPted. The committee had retie; .(1
to alter ;;the rule .of the former Conven
tions byllie adoption of the. rule now. re
ported. 1:1-le moyed that. the proposed ad
ditional rule he stricken from. he repoil.
31r. bibbock ..(Texas)• made are expla
nation 6t - the, action of the comniittee.
They had ;'spent some three hii - tirs in ses
sion, at Which this subject was fully, fiiirly
and freelk discussed. .The resolution now
propose(, ! to be added had been Voted
down: 'The .Chairman of the Commite
had called ameeting this , morning, in order,
as it Wlis• understood,- •to receive he
names off- , the Vice Presidents' and See
retarie,sAt reported at the regular nn. et
ing. ..Ithis adjourned . meeting, when
many - Members of the Committee *re
absent, the alteration hid been made; f.
. Mr. C4sna explained:that, as Chairman
of the Ctitrimittee on Organiatien, lie had
lal i Yoredihard-to get the.whole of.the CAlm
mince *ether_ again ; to, consider this
question tof rules. If he hard failed, it had
only been been I)equite,of the .limited time. ;. ".
47,_ 'Whitney—l—Tall .for a 'division 1 of
the question - on_the report of the Commit?
. .
.Aftereteral points of order bad - been
raised, Atr: Whitney resumed, as follows:
Do F Iniderstand -the Chair do rule that
the question on the adoption of the report
of the Cbmmittee on Organization is
"c -- -
lie president—The 'Clmix, !io decides,
the queidian is - divisible.
A• defegate 2 --The Chair hasecided the
question; ito be divisible: Th e question,
Therefore i is on that- portion elating, to.
permanent organization.. : _ -
" ' The Previous question was th n ordered.
~Piesident—The question now is on
t - he-doiylon of the report of the commit
tee namMg permanent. Of4cers of this Con=
ventionil. t . ' __ - • • I - - ..,
The i,4,iport was then - adopted with one
dissenting voice. • , ...;
Seyer'ai delegate; -arose to ddress the
'Cliail7.- - 'j -
The President—No blisibess is in order
Until the. i permanent" officers now chosen.
have takou their places; - 1 ' . 1
I. Mr. moved 'the appoint
meiit of 4mi
committee of two to conduct the
peril - lane tit offieer to the Chair. Agreed
to.. - !li.:i . . . . . . .
Me4o.Clark.(Mis.)arid Richardson 0:114
. . ,
were appointed such committee. •
... The ;President was then' introduced to.
the - CoiiVentiOn. ' '
1 •. • 1
Mr.(...4istitiio was greeted with loud and . ,
'long gtintimied , applause. 'Vhen the
cheering bad subsided he spoke as follows': i
• [Deferred till next week.] 1- - --::
. - Mi. garry. (Miss:) moved that the rule
of the .D4inocratie Conqution Of 1850 be
adop m t iw edlia;s h.e . pr
question.e:pftilis,iid on tl'iis
• Mr. - frtiiissel (Vn.) called for the reading
lof the IhttervortiOn of the report of Abe
comittee Organization; a Lich vane
read. ! - - s
Mt. Stewart, (Mich.) iose to point of fir=
der, - When the tempority Presidirig.f)f.
freer left the tbe - • report of the
ComMiitee..ett . .'Otganiztition was before
the- Conventien, and .the Previous . (11'10109n
was called-and ordered :": lAditikon of the
question was called The qneitten
was put on the first portion of the repOrt
of the Committee on 9rganization,. and
itwas adopted.. The . ptesent Presiding
Oilleerl . then took. the Chair. The qnes- -
tion now was 'upon the adoption of che
latter-portion of. the repert. -• As the pre
vious question had been Ordered, the bit
ter porti6n must be voted upon with4itt
debate or amendment.
. .
The President'aritiouneed .the question
to be on a motion made before the Ore
vious question was ordered, to strike Out
from the report of the Committee on cot
ganization the additionahrule.
. The vote - by States At* ,-
the 'roll was called..
The vote was. announ6pd; and the mo
tion:Ai) strike out. the' additional
lost,; by a vote o'lol nay 4
the request of Mr. Clark (Miss.) Vie
the report of the Conimlltee on Org:ui i
tion! was again 'read, and .aclOpted by glue
almost unanimous vote._ I
- Mr. Stuart (Midi.) moved to reconsider
that vote, and - to hiy thetwolution on shc
table. .
Mr. PaNile (Ohio) called for the conto,
eradon of the resolution for tbe, appipt
went of a committee of one from each
State to report a PlatforM, and that
resolutions relating to a Platform Simlltbe
referr6d to that Committee without de
bate. Upon that resolution he called the
previous question. .;
• The previous question Nos ordero,
and: the resolution adopted.
Mr. Payne moved to treconsider that
vote and to lay the resolution on the 4a
ble.. Adopted.
Mr. Burrows (Ark.) °tiered the fo-114W
Besolveik That this c'onyention 101
-not :proceed to ballot forkt candidate fur
the PreSideney until a Platforia Aall 1)A-el
beeti adopted.
The President—The ',first limiiness 21in
order-will - be the - "call of the States, Oat
the names of the ..counnittee on itesclu
tionS may be banded in., The question
_will them be taken on the motion of the
gentleman from Arkansis. • -
The Committee, consiStiidr of one friim
each State, was then reported:.."
question then recurring - on, the
ohition .of 'Mr. Burrow, a Arkansas, . ;i1
Mr. Bishop. called for the previous'eAs
t -
Mr. Hamilton:pid.) moved to lay the
res6lutioiLmi the table. H
The vote was called by States, and
motion to lay the resolution oil the table
was lost bya vote ofia2l yeas to 2101
nays._ , *. - .• Y -
i • E!
The question .reeurring on the adoptiOn,
of the resolution; the call for the 'previgns
que"stion was seCouded, Mid the previ9us
question orctero.
The'resolutipn -was then adopted bpan
ahnost•unauimomi vote, Only tivO.or thi.'ce
voiees being.heard-in the negative. .11 .
*i. Fisher (17:t.) moved.the Ibllowing:
Resolved, That Jhe-presidine:,ollieett of
the, Convention be, and is hereby *gil
quested to invite the ministers of the_ ,
terent denominatiOnsln!this city to - ofmn
-theAaily proceedings with prayer. Adqpt
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1 .1,r. Whiting (Del.) Moved to 'adjourn
'until ]0 oclork, to-morrOw mornipg. • .S.'
The motion wat: , tempOrarily
, Mr. Ewing (Term.) snggegted that the
several reso%tions. to . he referred to the
Coimnittee Platform-be lnuuled to the
Chilli-num of that Committee. Agreedito.
Judge Meek 43resented to the
-Convention the natforin of iitite,
which was.referred,•under the rule.
9n motion of Mr. Pe free, the Convpn
tion then adjourned until 10 a. m., o
CHARLESTON, April ...5.-Th6 Conven
tion met at 10 o'clock.
The gallery was crowded with ladtes,
and, on motion, several hundred who wire
crowding outside were admitted•to the
floor of the Convention, lowasioning much
good feeling. . ;-.•
&t 11 o'clock the resolUtion was adopted
limiting speaking to fifteen minutes 011,,a1l
subjects except the Platform, mid on that
thrule 'of the Houle of Representat6•es
will apPly, limiting each - speaker to
hour. - I;
' - The committee on ; Credentials ,an
nounced that they wOuld be'.readpi to
make-their report this afternoon:.'
The Convention met at
.4 o'clock.
The Committee on
,Credentials repoifted
that the sitting delegates from New Virk;
Illiriois, Massachusetts and Maryland (the
latterT.M.Lanahan and Robertil. Brent)
are entitled to their seats.
The report Of the minority olthe C6m
mittee N
.was. preSented.l It is signetl
tbe Members of the Cm-fir:litter, from Ala
bama, California, Arkanstis, Teitts, Geor
gia and Mississippi;-and recommends that
one-half of each of the New York 46-
teltants be admitted tAi the Convention,
i!aell to cast seventeen votes.
The . debate on the report of the.CMn
mittee on 'Credentials was cOntitinedFfun
tit; 6 o'clock, when it lwas.closed b{' the
previous question 'being called..-
vote was - .first taken on the Illinois
question„ and the Doug l as delegates vi ere
admitted..• - •
The, vote was next taken on the Wry
kind question, and 31r: Irent and Lan an
- ivre,awarded seats. 1 .
A vote was then taken byState* on
- the minority, report of the Cornnritteo to
diVide the votes betwe4n. the New fork
delegations. • -• • '
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The Statc,s that-voted aye were: North
, Ctrolina 5 ; , -Georgia 10; Virginia 3i; Mis
r soUri 1 ; Alabama 9; 3lississippi ; . T4xas
4 ;Tennessee 9; Califoriiia4; Arkansis 3.
Ayes 55, noes 210=so the Dean Riehiriblid
delegates 'awe . admitted and the ViT,Od
delegates excluded. ;
The death of. Gov. Robinson of Venriont
was announced the Convention, aid's
reSolution •of condolence with his fUtitily adopted. It was also resolved- tOic
coinpany the - 'remains' from the -Mills
Huse to the, boat immediately afteii,•the
adjournment. ;
r rhe Convention at l'io'clock adjourned.
pIARL ' ESTOIC, April .20. :The Natikinal
Convention as - sembled this monting, a
o'clock., The proceedings were o
with prayer. •
A•-dozen or more: reSolutions, re=
gfn.d to slaves in the Territories, were f)re
sefited from various 'delegates and referr
ed to the platform committee.— -
•:A number of tesohitions, relativq: to
railroads to the Pacific iwere_also present
ed and referreg. • -
!bir. • SeWardof GeOrgilt, :present4d a
resolution on the rightS of slaieholders.i,
describing a'snitable platform, and decla.r
ing,James Guthrie-as the proper man to
nominate for the . Presidency,. • •
A resolution on-the Tariff being pre
-, •
conted,' • . . . - •
Isaiah Wyndera, of New York, - propos
ed to( include Monongahela whiskey m the .
articles to be protected. - •
• Mr. Ilayard,'-of Delaware,_ hoped the
.Convention would not be made to. appear
ridiculous before the country by • these
sreiolutions, and mfiVed that they be -re
ferred WithouLreading... •
.. •
Ilyaders said. he :desired: by his
amendment to put a--ctop - -iti: them,
.and .
had - cucepeileil. • . - •
-The Committee on the Platform uothe
,ing ready to report, a motion .Was made.
that the Convention adjourn till .was,
p.- DI.
The motion was withdraivn, to. enable
Mr. Montgomery, of Pennsylvania, an op•
portunity to present a resolution to :in
struct the special committee not to report
a National Committeettutil -the nermna
tionit are made... .
The subject was
„referred to the.Com
At n'quarter of 1-2, the Convention ad
jolnted till 4 o'elOelc. •
The'Conventkin re•assembled at four
,o'clock. '
The Chairman' of the Committee on the
Platform stated that the - -Committee were
•not yet ready to . report.
_ Several resOlutions were offered. It
was repeatedly asserted that the Platform
Committee - Would be report at
:all. It is tmderstood that three separate
ilattbrins Will have to be presented ifthey
make ::report. •• •
A resolution was then offered instruct
ing the Committeeto report what prog-.
ress -they . had made at 10 o'clock to-mor
row morning. .
Pending the consideration Of this reso
lution, the Convention adjourned till 10
`o'clock to-morrow morning.
- CHAI:Lf:STON, April 21.—The Conven
tion met-al.lO o'clock. " c
. Mr. King of Missouri prekepted a series
of resolutions favoring theTh' admission of
the delegates from Kansas,' who _claim .
seats on'the ground that sire wilt be ad
mitted into the Union before the election.
Referetql to the Conunittee on •National
_ .
. .
- An announcement was, made at 104
o'clock that the Committee .on Platform
irould not be reatlv to report for an hour,
and a.temporary recess or promenade was
taken for that time.
• 'rhe floor being uroWded - with ladies, as
WA as the western galle:ries, .there is a
clatter of tongues and peal after, peal of
merry laughter going on. that is in strong•
antagonism to . .the . suspended excitement
ofthe Convention. • -
. .
. . .
During the recess printed copies : of the
majority atilt minority platform reports
- were scattered over the:Convention.
, One of the minority t'eports is swped
by B. K. Butler, of 31assachusetts, on be
half ofa minority; which merely reaffirms
the Cincinnati platffirm, declares the De n
ocratic principles unchangeable in their
nature when appliedlo the same subject
m atter;.and only recommends, in addition
to the Cincinnati platform, y a resolution
till; the protection, by the Government, of
hll its citizens, irliether native or natural
ized. '
The points -of this report are as follows:
1. They affirm the Cincinnati platform.
2. Remd ved, Tliat all the rights-of prop
erty are judicial in character, and the .11e
inecracy pledges itself to carry out all the
decisions of tln - Supreme Court upon
such a sukject. -.•
- • Rcsolrr-d t . That ample protection shd'd .
be afforded to citizens, whether. native or
naturalized, at home ur abNad, •
Se7olnett, That we pledge the gover
mental Aid in building the racitic Railroad..
5. Rexolved, That •we favor the acqUisi
tion of Cuba, on terms honorable to oar
selves-and just 1.0 Spahi,
• 6. ReBG!red, That all State resistance to
the fugitive slave laic is revolutionary and
subversive of the Constitution;
The majorityreport is as follows':—
R'esolved, That the platform adOpted at
Cincinnati lie affirmed, with the fdllowing
additional 'resolutions :--That. the Nation=.
at Democracy of the United States' hold
these cardinal principles on the subject of
slavery in the Territories: -Ist. That
Congress has no : power to abolish slavery
in the Tcrritories. 2. That the Territori
al-Legislature has no: power to abOlish
slavery:in the Territories, nor the intro
duetion of slaves therein.; nor any power
to destroy by any legislation - whatever.
Resolved, That it is the duty of 'the Fed-.
eral Governnient to•protect, When neeess-.
ary, the rights of persons.er_ property on -
the:high Seas, in the Territories, or wher
. ever its: constitutional jnrisdiet ion extends.
At half-past eleven &crock the,Conven
tion reassembled.
Thd majority report it as read by Mr.
W. W . ; Avery, of. North Carolina, WhO
said he wasinstruct&l to say that entire
nnaminity did not prevail on a portion of
the resolutions.. The first and third, in
relation to slavery in the Territories, and
the duties of the General "dr orernment , to
protect the rights of person and property,
are -adopted. by a large' majority of the
committee. The second .resolution, in re
lation to the fugitive slave law, - and the
.fourth, in relation:lo naturalized citizens,
were adopted' unanimously. • And the-,
fifth,. relative to the 'acquisition of 'Cuba,
was idopted without, division.
The two minority reports Were theippre
sented by Mi. Butler, of Massachusetts,
and Mr. Pay* of Ohio; the latter - sta.
ting that his yepOrt.although a minority,
represented one hundred and seventy-two
electoral votes, whilst the :majority. Only
represented one hundred' and twenty-sev
en votes.
After along debate, Mr: COchrane of
New York presented a substitute. • •
!The foltowing resolution of .34., John
Cochrane, New York, (which he proposed
to offer as :a'subStitute - for all :the other
propositions, in addition to the Cincinnati
platform,) has just been circulated.
Remlvd, That the several States Of the
Vnion are, under.the Constitiation,.eijual,
and that the people .thereof are entitled
to the free and undistUrbed possession
and . enjoynicnt of their lights .'of person
and property in the common Territories;
and that any attempt by. Congress or a
Territorial Legislature,. to annul, abridge.
or discriminate against; any such equality
or. rights, would be unwisein - policy and
repugnant to the Constitution; and that
it is the duty of the Federal Government
whenever . 00h:rights are violated,. to aff
Ord the necessary, proper and Constitu
tional - reinediei for such violations. • "
. After further de,bate on motion, the,
Convention ndjonrned till 4 q'elock, p. m.
irrEnsoos smuoir.
. .
The Contentiok. reru3aembled_ at foil!
o'clock.; : . j I - •
Senator Payartl i . of beiAwaie,.,.pi:eseatS4
ed another series tit reaollnikuni, sui f ollows
. •
Ist. Affirming the Cincinnati platform.
2d. Resolved, That the Territorial
ernments are provisional and I ten:loo=7D
and during its existence, all citizens of the
United States have equal rights toj•settle
in the Territory, without,their
.rights ei
therof persoiror property being destroy
ed &impaired by Congreseippaler Tpm
todullegislation: . '
3d. Resolved That it is the 'duty of the
government tv protect the rights of lA..
son, or property on the high, seas, in the
Territories, or wherever else its 'constitu
tional authority extends; .
I• 4th. 'Resolved,- That when I settlers'in
the Territories have an ads late popula
tion tn .form as State - Constitution, the
right of sovereignty commenees, and be
ing.consummated by admission, into, the
Union, they stand upon an equal footing
with the citizens of other States; .and the
State thus organized should be admitted
into the Union, slaiery or no islavery.
The afternoon was spent inldebate, and
at 8 O'clock, the Coniention took a recess
of one hour. I " •
' t
The Co . liventiOn refisseiribled at nine
_o'clock. An attempt was inane to di the
.time for closing the - debate On platform,
but it was unsuccessful.. •
111 r. Bishop, of Connecticut'', moved the .
previous question on-the platform.
'This-motion caused a tremendous up
roar and excitement. -
A dozen members sprang to the floor
on the moment, shouting at the top of
their voices. •
The Southern members- deinanded that
the Convention should now adjourn Lindh
Vote be taken on the platforrnat nocin. to-
vote by States was delmindel
inotion - to adjourn. ' j
During - the. call. of _the . roll the - noise and
confusion was .unprecedented. •
The motion to adjourn wtis •Oairied—
yeas 1584, nays 143.. ,
The Convention then, 'al iiridnight, ad
CIIATiLESTON, April. 28.—The Conven
tion met at 10 o'clock.
• 3,1 r. Bigler, of Pennsylvania,. proceeded'
to address the'Convention in savor of rec
onciling their differences, and producing
Union and harmony, and preserving the
integrity of the Democratic party.
Mr Bigler then introduced the Bayard
resolutions, hoping that they' may be the
means of conciliation. He ' moved, as
'means of testing the sense. off the Conven
tion,, that they be referred hack to the
Committee, - _ with instructions to 'report
the Bayard. resolutions_ to the Convention
in one hotir. .
• Cries ofthe "previous qitetion," and it
Was seconded at 11 o'clock. • .4
The vote was- taken, resulting-, as .61-
lows :—Ayes, 303 ; nays, 1: from Mary
land). So the main question Was ordered.
• • The question then recurred on the mo-'.
tion of Mr.:Blgler to recommit the whole
subject to the Committee.
The Bayard-resolutions are as follows:
Ist. Afiirmidg the Cincinnati platform.
2d. That all citizens ,have a right to
settle in the Territories without
rights of 'person or property heing impair-.
tzd, either by Congressional or Territorial
legislation.3d. rfliat.the Democratic- .arty Stands
pledged to the doctrine that it isrthe duty
of the Government to maintain all .con:
stitutional rights of property;.of whatever
kind, in the ,Territories, and .to .enforce
the decision of-the Supreme !Courtin ref
erence thereto. •
The fourth; fifth; Sixth and see ses
cautions are the third, fourth, fifth and'',
sixth of those reported-for the majority.
The vote, was announced
. as follows,-
amid great excitement :—Ayes, 152; nays
151. So the motion•was carried.
The President decided that the vote
did not carry the instructions to report
within an hour, and that the !vote would
now recur on this part ofMrl Bigler's mo
tion. •
. .
The vote was -.thew Announced as fol
lows :.-Ayts, 242; nays, 47. i So the plat
forms are all' referred back to the Com
mitte witliout . instruction.
•e A Motion to instruct. the Committee to
report at .4 o'clock, was adopted; and at a
quarter of 2 - the
,Convention ;adjourned to
4 o'clock.
The Convention on Platform - said they
would not be ready 'to repoit until half
past -five. -
M. Avery, of North Carolina, reported .
from the majority of the . Conunittee: It
is a combination on those of Bay
ard of Delaware, Cochrane of New York,
and Bigler of Pennsylvania. •
' Mr Samuels of lowa presented the mi
nority report eschewing Congressional in
tervention, and declaring that whether
Congress or the • Territorial Legislature'
have• the power to intervene 'depends up--
on the decision of the Bupremo.Court of
the United States, which decision. .they
pledge the Democratic . pariY to 'sustain
and abide by. .
Mr. Butler-of Massactois e - tts presented
'another minority report, signed by
Minnesota,' Massachusetts and-Indiana,
consisting of the Cincinnati iilatforia pure
and simple, which he , offeredl ai a hubsti-•
tute for both-the 'majority and minority
reports. ' - • .
Mr. Jackson of Ga., moved an adjourn
ment. Lost: . 1 •
— The previous question wad then order
ed by.acclamation. 1 -
Another motion. was made toprn
and a' vote by Stateii do:milled... Lost.
Mr, Jackson•rif.GCorgia
. moved to lay
all the resolutions and. platforms on' the
table. Lost. ••
The eveniiim P was spent .in exciting. de
bate., . •
Mr Stuart of Mich. said Abe majority
would consent to adjourn ifhe Was allow
ed to make a motion to repon - lider and
lay the motion, to adjourn oir the table,
' -The motion wag s put : ansl carried, and
at 10 p. m.. the Convention journed un
til 10 a. m. on lifoudtty. < '
....The new lantern for Minot's Ledge
Lighthouse, is:eighteen feetl high and ten
feet in diameter, weighs Itf,ooo pounds,
costs about $6,000. hlwill be ready
to be elevated to-its position in Three or
four weeks. • 1
...The Postmaster deneml-of Canada
has abolished the: postagel onAmerican
exchanges going into that. Province. .
„ ._Quite a number of connterfeit gold
dollars are in circulation. They can be
readily detected by the absence Of the
word "Liberty," Which is on the genuine
in-small letters mete Indian's head-dress.
•-• , .
We'll - pike With tritieb 'Bu , rin and 'at-'
tioniahatent; says - the York Gazette; ,the
letter ill the State Journal, which-gave
OM (a . the . following truthful ] article in the
Patriot do Union : • - . i
:. "Pzigoial, Orriuortosr4---.Mr:Curtin
hitt 'protnized to : cciminet. this -camp:thin
writhout;_periimalities; in". a, manner" 'be-.
coming," ia -.Pennsylvania • gentleman, and
-Mr: Foster' hag asserted his determinatix
to confine the contest . entirely to the , ,
Utica! iiistietc",between the two . partio.
These declarations of the respective c*r
didates for Gover nor have -lieen-receivedr,
with . pleasure bOill decent men, as Froth
ising exemption during-the campaign from
that syStetwofperional detV
n. ion
tuperatiowhich has tco-Oft - embittered
and disgraced our-political ftrugglim. It .
is, however,. worthy . of reutark that Mr.:
political friends have been the ,
`first to violate this covenant of decencY, I
and to; throw dirt at our candidate for
Governor. - If there is a man in the State
Whose_ipersonal • character ' , should have
been protected 'from calumny, that man . is
Henry D. Fester—but it appears that no
character is so exalted as ta afford a pro: -
fret:ion' from the poisone 1 4
: arrow of de:
tractionand 31 - r. Foster. Mit
,ineur all.
:the personal abuse that small minds. can
inflict,upon a great one. -- I
• " klate nunther'of a pa per called . the
'Stateloiirnal, published mr Philadelphia,
'contained a letter from Greensburg, West
morehindrounty, written by some itiner
ant vagabond whichaccused General Foa-'
teraf being a "gambler," and haVing lost
'large-sums of money at theLgaming tabte.
This correspondent found inm " lounging
lazily, at - a tavern door, Unshaven, without
crairat,- amid in dirty linen," and represents
him generally as :an indolent, good-fort
nothing idler,- telly incapacitated for the
position to which the Democrats of Penn- ,
sylyania intend to, elevate' him. Where
Mr. Foster is known an. attack so false
-and base its' this needs nd reply—we al=l
dude particularlyto the charge of immoral
habits: The author -of the calumny is
'not a ritizen of Westmoreland county, for -
no man in that region would "dare to in
cur the - odium of "all parties at Ar.-Fos
ter's Value by publishing such a wholesale
libel. The fellow Wholdid the business
was employed for the pukes° by his mas
ters iir Philadelphia. As 1 for the very.
grave charge against General Foster, that
he was detected in " - dirty linen," it may
pass for, - what it is worth among those
who think the apparel makes the man. '.
."Not only was this communication ad-.
'pitted into the-State Jaunial, but the last
number-of this paper defends and justifies
it thereby showing the deliberate -
intem )
-thin toiviolatc the '
implied Understanding
that personalities shall- it t he dragged
into this campaign, and to continue the
fiaMe. disgraceful -kind of raisaults,- .We
have hoped that it *mild - --lie otherwise.
.The. campaign promises ;to be . warm
-enough without this additiOn •. but -if the
Republicans are determined that if must be
, so, we warn' them in time of the'conse
ipiettees.-.. The gauntlei'mtist-be taken up,
and then we -would see who is the most
"vulnerable." - '•• 1
.;_' . . -
A *are liaSe and shain 4ess falsehood
was never. uttered, than . that. which orig
inated-;, with the venal correspondent of
the -Stte - Journal, A purer man than
Henry D-.. Foster ,does not, live; and
his reVilers.kneW this; When -they coined
the • infinions. slander against 'his, good
name and character.: It is to be regret-•
ted that in the. very -beginning of the cam-,
paign ',the programme -marked out- by the.
.Repuldican nominee; in his Philadelphia
speech . , should be abandoned, and , a gross
personal attack should- thu"C be made upon
the Democratic candidate,' recognized by
' 'ir. Curtin himself as "Pennsylvania gen:
tleinari." -The . approaching eatnpaign will, '
doubtless;be an exceedingly animated one,
if only confined, as ww:ruat it will be,
to r the!discussion of Principles ; • but if the
Republican leaders 'insist' upon assailing
the private character of Henry D. Foster,
in the manner inatigurated by the corres
of the Statelournal, an excited.l
state of feeling wilt , lie eneendered which
should: 'never be permittl. to enter into
the field 'of. political " warfare. We -know
how match Gen. Foster himself
precate the introduction. f any personali
ties inta.lhe present !cont. t. High mind
ed, hOnorable and [eau ous -in . all his
bearings, he- would" scorn, the attempt
.thus to secure strength fh! himself. To
him defeat would be fur
.lore preferable,. !
than victory
.piirchas'ed at such a price.
If he. an .not triumph in affair, open, and
inanlyfight, he mould rather, a thousand
timei,, fall in the -titrimgle, for it would,
only bedefeat, and not * dishonor. Years
..of personal intimacy; with him, -have as
sured, Cs of the fact, "that While - helwould
value ',:as highly as" any man the bright
garland of victory,':he w uhf never wear
it if stained with a single ishonorable or
• discourteous- action i l - Prate; chivalrons„
and • gentlemanly, he willr:ronduet this
campaign as becomes a t"ine man and a
,generous partisan.: He fears no' assault
upon his private.charactol-- He has lived
with NO lunch. nprightnes and integrity
in every relation Of 'life' • that he well
knows low . liarmleaslY\ s il i l the shafts of
• malicious slander -will fall\ t his feet. - In
his warn home - he 4. loved l honored and
respected—and 'he 'has secured . -a eon&
.denceand . a name 'among' . the people of
this - great Commonwealth, which false
hood cannot shake, nor perfidy steal ttaray,'
His nomination was hailed with the"wild-.
est enthusiasm:by . .the united- ,Detitocraey
' of Pennsylvania; .and his . revilers know,
is'. well- as we do, that Ins:election is as
• -the rising, of "the sun on the
second Tuesday of next October. '-,
The', Detroit FrO Press records the
fcilloWing case of practical Abolitionism:
A case of practical antaigimation„has just
cometo light in our neighboring county
of Washtenaiv, which isl its usual,-eeplete .
With the disgusting features which ehar
acterize• affairs. A froung girl, sev
-entee.n years of age, a • daughter of. Mr.
Hiram Stout of the town of Sharon,.
a day o r two since With a negro boy
who was in the service of her father, and,'
it is thought, has gone with
. him to. Can
ada:.'l:he sable seducer'S name is Bill
Strong, and he is about tvtrity-three yrs.
old: i'rhe girl islin intellgent, well edu
cateir female, and nio,reas n can. be assign
ed for her conduct, except that her father
is an ,- Abolitionist Of the unadulterated
a t t
stripe, and taught, as the' repentant Jud.
son did, that' a negro w a little
. better
than anybody else; • The arents ie near
-distracted Over the °cc rrenee, and are
making - every, effort to recover, their
'daughter. - Sch has Ow been lookedup
on ',with - 'esteem and respect, and the whole
community were taken br surpriie when
the facts Were' revealed. 1- No suspicion
wits excited by the conduct of the couple,.
their live scenes" having
Strictly in, private. They went at first to
the village of Napoleon, . here they tried
to get married{ bit-conld find- no _One to -
perform the eerenloity, - From there they •
went to unknoWnrlocutlities, and are sup;
pesedi!reasonably- enough; to have made
straight wake. fof the Canadihnteirito
'ries. sir. has alWalii preached the _
Abolition dogma.- -We imagine that
he -
will.eschew.amalgamation doctrines here.
alter and join the- eiperiened Judson in
'supporting a straight : Democratic -ticket,
Practical teachings 'ap.‘severe, -but-effect
.•, • •
Stiehl is the. result of the -ItepUblicart
doetritie of the eqthiliti of all. uten,-'ulite
lor -him*. Therbuly
. whoz teach
.it -should
bemaide to feel its . curse. ,
Turd of the inembers 'of the. Cabinet,
Mr. Cobb and Mr. Thompson, who••bave
been charged
.with having used their inflw
enee induce. the Lecompton Convention
to . withhold the Constitution. from --the
people And stab nit the slavery question
alone, will be able to refute the allegation,
I learn t from goOd authority, that it is a
gross error, and that the ovode
mittcele:utbe- Made certain that it is a
-misrepresentation of • the fact, •if .their
Choose to• make the. inquiry, Mr. Cobb
and-Mr, Thompson both expressed thein
selves I f ni opposition to Secretary.Stanton'te
addiss, and toi his plan of
_subin itting. the
solitaiymneStion orslavery to the people,:
That propOsition came front Mr. Stanton,
and 14S repudiated by. the Secretary - . of
the interior in the most direct t ernis‘ Ae
did not approve of the policy of giving ad
Much prommenee, to that one point lathe'.
Constitution. ... . •
It turns out, too, .that judge - Black.
terly denies the Correctness ofMr.
bel's testimony before the Coviide Com
mittee: - The.statement.which Mr. Schna
ble made, and which produced the difficul
ty bet Ween Mr.! Walker.and Judge Black;-,
is wholly erroneous... Judge Black • made
no remark upontheletter of July i2th,
1857, which Gen. Walker produced; but
that is a. very ifferent epistle froiwsubb a .
one _as Mr. Sc nabel has described '.to
JudgeßlaCk, an .the existence, which
the latter 'denied: The President and the
Cabin 4 all say Etb t, there was no' reason
why- Gen.. Walker should not_ have'. pub
lishedithe letter. of July 12tli at any time.
-They 4tatid,upOn - alO . approve of it now,
in reference to thestate. of facts
.existing _
at its date. SO the whole or this rowi is •
about iothing. 2 --:Jouinal of . Coininerce,
ThelEvening Journal says if it is true
that "it man isicnown by his company,". -
there. M ust be 'many . in the Republican
party Who are sadly misrepresented: The.
Trilntik contains an advertisement of a
iie.sir book, entitled !'Echoes of Harper's .
FerrY; s i which is to c(*iprise."the best -,nt
terances of leading minds in Europe, and
Americi, called forth' y John BrOwrt's
vasioiof Anteing the. minds
so designated, Are Ilho'se' of Wendell Phil
lipS, T o royd Garrison, Theodore Parker, /
ietor Hugo, aid others. To" thes.e"ech=i
oes" are added:an apendix, which contains;
"a valuable article. on the value of Ehe
ion tol the -North." • This, chartiiing -work
Is advertised as a "Presidential Campaign .
• Docuineiit." ' The party which 'permits
such ii - voi•ks to !be circulated as exponents
of its creed, can Scarcely- complai i n if the
Soutliolijects to it a sectional,, and (Wen
indulges in a few threats:in case it slinuld
be suckeSsfill.l-The ails of John' Brown
and the words; of lira Lovejoy arc not of
the kind to iinspire tratvinil ' feelings
among Southerners,
..Or to promote one of
the objects of the Constitution—"the en-..
snring of domestic tranquility." . . •
Hoi.t.owav's Pitt-s.—Coughs, colds, in-
Mien* and asthmatic - affections are' al
ways mere or less associated with h•regit :
larities of the 'secretions. :The stomach,
the bowels anthhe liVer, cannot be in a
healthy condition white the lungs ilia the
air passages leading to them are obstruct
ed, and in all diseases of the respiratory
organs; the JireTif of the Pills . ,.is highly
salutary. As an- - entward apfdication . for
Sore throat, croup, asthma,and bronchitis,..
HolloWtw's Qintment is' itiValualile:- It_
soon relieves the - irritation of the inneous
membrane of the" tracea and the bronchial
tubes; and removes that choking sensation
so alarming, in eroupj and asthma, -T •
T 1 ttf - y6311N0 .CONFERENCE
• ; - ,
LEE, ' r. E.—MontroSe,-.J. K. Peck,
Mtilkey, Surt.;) Brooklyn, S. A. Wood
G•ibsop, - D. Worrell.; W. 11. Garr4t ;- Le-
E.. F. :Roberts ; Auburn, J. V.
Newell ; Springville; E..Wilkeekenridire,
o:Name.; Tunkhannock, B. 8.-Emorn .
Skinner's Eddy, W. W.-Weleh ; Mehoop-..
any, I. P: Towner; J. F. - Wll 7
ber • Wyalusing, LID. Warren,
,(G. Lan
don,' 8;104) Little Meadows, N. . Marcy.;
Rom 4, 11..-Vanralkenbaugh ; :11,
B. Thomas; Litchfield, J. W. - Hewitt ;
Windbam, E. ; W. Judd ; Miss
ionary to India. - ' • •
. To ;the aboe we - .add:—Susquehanna,
0. Mi MeDoWell LaneM)oro, G., K. Hare;
Great Bend and Ne Milford, It. Wheel
er; Liberty, L. Stevens.
113.1 T U
!Another of our pioneer settler has
gone „to the-Spirit Land. 'Joseph Beebe,
of Bridgewater, died at his residence on
the' 19th:inst. ! He was brim in New Lon
don, Conn, or the 23d of Sept., 1.79 Q, arid.
consequently at 'his' death, was ny.arly sev
enty years of age.' He cable to Montrose
in June, A. li:0;,!,1810; . was married to Sal. - -
ly Tyler Sept., 24, 1813; whose litithfrit
companionship_,and.affectionate initristra:
non he enjoyed CO the end,oelife.: The
funeral services were attrrird at his late.
fesidence. large gathering- of friends
and neighbors were present, inainfOting,
syMpathy With the family, anti sincerere
speetto the remains of the deceased. ER
C.lBoomer! of Montro - s.e preached 'a ve
ry appropriate sermon
.from Ecel..VH, 2,
and Wris followed in remarks by Eld. A.
L.POst; some - of whose earliest and kind
ed with' the - deceased, and his now liereav
ed widow, The occasion was ohe.of deep
• soletimity and interest, and the more so
fromiihe fact:that:seven:sons, and two of
the three living - daughters (nearli all :of
thenl, with their conipanionsana children)
.were, present and grouped - in the Morning
circle, with their - aged'mother around. the
remains'of their flatten', -
Those realaitts,were'buried on the.fitrun
cleared up and OWned bf the. &Ceased
while living---Peace - . ,
- It Play -be-truly. and to the credit of 3lr.
Beebe said, - that he liveda quiet, :peaceable
and ihduStrions life ; respected as :an hon
est Irian, kind neighhor, and good Airie r
tian,;.and died lamented by a large, circle
of faxitily relatives and acquaintances.._
It is saddening to think the fathera,are
B°r*PidlY:pM.iing away,: and so neat*
pine, Well : : if their places can. be !Weil
by. s 4 noble And hardy,a. race. Cox.