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TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1868
WE PRINT on the inside pages of this
morning's GA ZETTE - Ffrinanciai, Commer
elea and .River Intelligence, and the conclul
sion of ouitleadtng article on the New Re
GOLD closed in New York on Monday
at firstname.lastname@example.org. - •
GEN. GRANT remains at Galena, his old
-,home, until the middle of the current month,
and will, then return Eastwirdl
THE "cattle-disease" has made its appear
ance at the yards and slaughter-houses in
the 13ubbibe of New York: Why, should we
Wonder at it when the railroad companies
knowingly took the responsibility of con
veying it there
i - -
Tm Atlantic Cable "rote sarkastical"
when, it announced Unit ' es - Confederate
&civility BERJA:Iati has given a pamphlet
to lib London world, arguing that there= pudiation of debts •is not compatible with
"the innate honesty of. the American busi
ness public." The idea is well enough, but
its expositor . is Most unfortunately chosen.
THERE are reports from Washington that
Mn Jomisoir proposes to recognize the
Southern State governments as legal, and
to,give dutt heed to their official applications
for Federal aid in maintaining the laws.
When it is remembered that, in his message
vetoing the Electoial College Bill he &vile.
itly declared the illegality of the acts under
/which those governments have obtained ex
istence, nve find it difficult to 'give entire
credence to the later reports, first above al
laded to. We prefer to judge the President
by what he shall do, not by what others
may say of him.
PART of the diseased cattle at tbe East
Liberty . stock yards were shipped last
week to - New York. Nearly one hundred
of them died on the route and at the yards
at Communipaw, causing great alarm and
excitement in New York.. Our dispatches
stat)hat one case of sickness from eating
the diseased beef has been reported. The
railroad authorities consented to ship the
cattle from this point only upon the repre
sentation that they would be disposed of as
condemned animals on their arrival at their
destination. If they were sold to - butchers
for table purposes, the operators in the trans
action were guilty of gross offense and should
be Severely dealt with. It was at best an
unwise policy which led - to their being trans
ported to the East.
REvueracerrs I are you prepared for -an
other prolonged and bloody war? Every
where throughout the 'country the opposi
tion jubilantly exult over the dark cloud of
trouble they themselves are raising. It is
but natural that the uncompromising rebels
should rejoice , in the prospect of again meet
ing theilTnion ranks in battle, hoping by
the aid of their allied friends in the Mirth
to undo the glorious results growing out of
the rebellion in which they were so wofully
defeated. -- - The threats !of the SETMOVE
BLAIR Party to bring war to the' doors of
the Republicans mean more than idle elec
tioneering words. They are indeed earnest,
• and if they secure a victory , at the polls
their wickedness and violent* ,will break
forth - upon. the' people like a storm-cloud,
and plunge,the country into scenes of an
arch/and bloodshed. •
THE' DEMOCRATIC , RERELLI9N
We surrender ou r , columns this morning
to the*ecerd of the,-Democratic party,
made - UP L by ilself,"Showing its part in the
last rebellion and its preparation for
another treasonable' striiggle against the
Constitution and laws. We have collected
together, in a form convenient for reference,
the most conclusive evidence, all of it upon
recoznized Democratic authority, ofthe de
liberate purpose of that party to secure, and.
'then to retain, the 'control of the - Federal'
Government by 'scheme which, in its de-•
I. An armelatid rebellious resistance to
the laws. ' C
IL The_ovortlkeow and nuMileation of the
Federal: (kosttutiOn. •
lIL The violent. and revolutionary ex
clusion:of; tho Senate . from the exercise of
its preiogatives as a portion of the law=
making powI:T. l ., . • < .1 :
IV. A treasonable plot to restoTe,,wit
out law and to defiance Of laiiVtd.the'nn
reconstructed States of .Virginia, Texas and
Misals;sippl f all the rights of atieanal partici
pation in the next Presidential election,
and to enforce, if need be," by arms, the
counting of their unlawful Electoral votes.
V. Tke: 3rel!lsioli of three and a half
million of legal Sonthein voters from their
legal right of suffrage. • •
VI The election of General Gnairr to be
followed' by linoiher Bentham appeal to
VIT. Theelection of Ebrrmoun and Bun
to be followed by an armedoverthrow of the
legal Gonromentsjwthe - ;flotitheffi
and the forcible • re:esbibliiduient 'ci c rebel
inprentwundex the oldriebnfederate Con.
stitutlon,This is the sChenie which the Democratic
for the.accomplhihment of which, the norm
nations of, Salrwour furd:l3,lAl2 13 #Teheett
O.evtiience t MVO r which
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THE - NEW REBELLION.
Itecord of the Democratic Party
BLAIR'S LETTER DICTATING THE
• DEMOCRATIC POLICY.
On the 30th ot June, just prior to the
assembling of the Democratic National Con
vention, 'Mr. F. P. BLAIR wrote from
Washington a letter which at once found
its way into
,the newspapers. This letter
had evidently been prepared upon free
concert with friends, and was designed to
indicate the policy-the Convention should
adopt, and to hold out inducements to make
him one of its nominees. That letter 4 con
tained these paragraghs:
• "If the President elected by the Demo , -
cracy enforces or permits others to enforce
these Reconstruction acts, the Radicals, by
the accession of 20 spurious Senators and
50 Representatives, will control both branch
es of Congress, and his administration will
be as powerless as the present one of Mr.
" There is but one way to restore the
Government and the Constitution, and that
is for the President elect to declare these acts
null and void, compel the army to undo its
usurpation at the South, disperse the carpet—
bag State Governments, allow the, white people
to re-organize their owm governments and
elect • Senators and- Representatives. The
House of Representatives will contain a
majority of Democrats from the North, and
they will admit the Representatives elected
by the white people of the South, and, with
the co-operation of the President, it will not
be difficult to COMPEL THE SENATE to
submit once more to the obligations of the
Constitution. It will not be able to with
stand the public judgment, if distinctly in
voked and clearly expressed on this funda
mental issue, and it is the sure way to avoid
all future strife- to put the issue plainly to
"I repeat that this is the real and only
question which we should allow to control
us: Shall we submit to the usurpations by
which the Government has been over
thrown, or shall we exert ourselves for its and complete 'restoration'+ Its ie idle to
talk of bonds, greenbacks, gold, the public
faith, and the public credit, What can 'a
Democratic President do in regard to any
of these, with a Congress in both branches
controlled by the carpet-baggers and their
allies? He will be powerless tot stop the
supplies by which idle negroes e orga
nixed into political clubs, by which an army
is maintained to protect these vagabonds in
their outrages upon the ballot. These, and
things like these, ' eat up the revenues and
resources of the Government destroy its
credit, andmake the difference between gold
and greenbacks. -We must restore the Con
stitution before we can restore the finances,.
and to do.this we must ha\ a President
who will execute the will of the peOple by
trampling into the dust the usurpations of
Congress, known as the Reconstruction
acts. I wish to stand before the Convention
upon this issue, but it is one which embraces
everything else that is of value in its large
and comprehensive results. It is the one
thing that includes all that is worth a contest,
and without it there is nothing- that gives
dignity, honor, or value to the struggle."
THE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM.
Thip document contains, among , others,
the following declaration of principles, fol
lowing the direction indicated by Mr.
Brain-r - •
"lirat—lmmediate restoration of all the
States to their rights in the Union under
the Constitution, and of civil government
to the American people.
Second—Amnesty for all past political
offences, and the regulation of the elective
franchise in the States by their citizens."
"We do declare and resolve that ever
since the people of the United States threw
off all subjection to the British crown the
privilegd and trust of suffrage have been
granted regulated_and controlled exclusive
ly by the political power of each state res
pectively, and that any attempt by Con
gress, on any pretext whatever, to deprive
"any State of thissight, or interfere with its
exercise, is a flagrant ileurpation of power
t. Which can find no warrant in the Constitu
tion,: and If sanctioned by the people, will
'subvert our form of Government, and can
,only end in a single centralized and consol
idated Government, in which the separate
existence of the States will be entirely ab
sorbed; and an unqualified despotism be
established in .place of a Federal Union of
co-equal States; and that we regard Me re
construction acts (so called) of Congress, as
usurpations, and ufrconstitutional, revolu
tionary and VOID.
HOW 'AND 'WHY TRH PLATFORM
WAS SO FRAMED.
What Wade Hampton Says.
When' Gen. WADE Haztrrox returned
from the New York Convention to Charles
ton, he was welcomed at an immense Demo
mass meeting, called to ratify the
nomination of SEYMOUR and Ewa. To
this meeting he said:
"As it was my good fortune to be on the
Committee which framed this instrument,
[the Platformd it may be interesting to.you
perhaps, to learn the details by which t was
I perfected, and the views of those who i made
it. As you are aware, the Committee on
Resolutions consisted of one member from
each State. .On assembling it was found
that very great difference of opinion ex—
isted. Amonr other resolutions offered,
were 'some declaring that' the right of suf
frage belonged to the States, and this was
'.announced to be good Democratic doctrine.
[agreed to the propositions, but at the same
time said that it beemed to me they had
omitted one very vital point, which was to
declare to what States the doctrine applied.
I thought it very 'necessary to guard and
limit that declaration, 'and to, the end that
we might know at what , time we might go
back and say who were the citizens of the
States, I asked that they would declare that
these questions belonged. o the States under
their Constitutions up the year 1885.
Gentlemen were ther from. the North,
South, East and West,and by all we were
met with extreme cog ality.
TORT warm WILLIN G , 0 GIVE 118 EVER. Term WE MAl:Firkin btwe of the South
must remember that they had a great fight
to make, and it would not be policy to place
upon the platform that which would engen
der prejudtoe_at tho.NoM. -They, however,
pledged themselves to do all in their poise to
relieve the Southern States, and restore to us
the Constitution .(U it had twisted. As w e
were , met in such a kindly spirit,-; I
not but reciprocate IL I knew I was re re. the feelings Iny people when I dui
so, and I told them I, would ...withdraw. all
the resolutions 'I had offered, and no doubt
Other Southern delegations would; do the
same, and would accept the mob:alone of.
fared by Bon. 3 fri•Biyarcl, the 'iletiaMr
from Delaware, width:Angered: that :the,
right of suffrage belonged to the States. ' I
1 ted I would taltu Alurpsolutioas
would allow me 'te 4 lidd - but at
, wo rdy rds,
whic4 you will Andontlx.xlie4 'in -Abe , plat
„form.. :I added :. - "did we *elan Mat O.
As MADE 17P
The Montgomery (Alabama) Mail says:
"When the committee came to consider
the reconstruction question, it was deemed
proper to simply declare the present Gov
eminent at the South "unconstitutional,
null and void." But at the same time the
Committee, with but a single dissenting
voice, acknowledged that the remedy for
the unconstitutional- proceedings at the
South would rest with - the Executive. The
sentiment of the Committee and Convention
upon the question of the remedy agreed with
the declaration of Gen. Blair, and was sat
isfactory to every Southern delegate."
The Memphis (Tenn.) Avalanche, in quo
ting frOm Gen. Blair's letter to Col. Broad
head takes occasion to say:
"It was the publication of this letter that
secured Mr. Blair his nomination for the
Vice Presidency. Thus it will be seen that
the North is far ahead of 'the South. They
are ripe for revolution."
The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle, a . bitter
41nd-reconstruction journal, quotes Sey
moui's speech delivered on his election its
permanent President of the New York Con
vention, and Blair's infamous letter. It then
"The sentiments expressed by both can
didates are consonant with the views and
Wishes of the Southern people. Gen. Blair
has only one way in which these out
rages on the Constitution can be checked
and remedied and the Government restored.
It is this: The President shall declare the
reconstruction acts null and void, compel
the army to undo its usurpations at the
South, disperse the carpet-bag State Gov
ernments, allow the white people to recog
nize their own governments and elect Sen
ators and Representatives.
"This one sentiment contains a declara
tion of principles broad enough and com
prehensive enough for the people of the
South. It reflects the sentiments of the Dem
ocratic party." 1
DM. BLAIR'S EXPOSITION OF' THE
In New York, the evening after he was
nominated, Mr. %Ara made a speech in
which lie said :
"I 'accept the platform of resolutions
passed by the Democratic Convention, and
I accept their nomination with feelings• of
the most profound gratitude."
"What civilized people on the earth would
refuse to associate with themselves in an (he
rights and honors and dignities of their
country such men as Lee and Johnson!
(Voice 'None,' 'None.') What civilized
country would fail to do honor to those who,
fighting for an erroneous cause,yet distnguish
ed themselves by gallantry never surpassed
,(applause) in that contest, for which they
are sought to be disfranchised andeziled from
their homes? In that contest they proved
themselves, to be our peers."
HOlt THE SOUTH INTERPRETS THE
ACTION OF THE CONVENTION.
The Richmond Ezaminer, commenting
on BLairt's speech and letter of acceptance,
says : •
"Our noble candidate has placed himself
in the van of the crunde which is to' deal
death and destruction to the miserable men
who have made our halls of legislation the
dens of thieves. He shows himself well
qualified by wish statesmanship and by
courage to lead us once more out of the wil
derness of Radical iniquities."
Let the Rough. Corners Atone.
The Richmond Dispatch, in alluding to
the delay of , the Presidential candidate to
accept the nomination, maintains that :
"If dovernor Seymour should undertake
to smooth off the'rough corners of General
Blair's platform, hewill only injure the cause
he desires to promote.- and lessen the chances
of his Own success. • This is no time for tem
porizing. Let ns of the South , know what
we have-to expect. Let ns know whether
we are to be proscribed in our native land,
and made pariahs by those who call them
selves 'fotir '.Nortbern brethren.'"
The Rebels Prononnce Seymour AU Right.
f the earliest;`
• The Mobile: Ref* o
ablest and bitterest organs of the Rebellion,
raised the names of Snntoun and Bt A IR
with a shout'orexultation. Of SEYMOUR
"Upon the questions of the day, and par
ticularly the one which,with the South ball
overshadowing, his position is sufficiently
pronounced to be unmistakable and unob
jectionable: He has declared 'emphatically
his agreement with that decision' of the Su
preme Court which adjudged the Recon,
straction acts of Congress outilde, of the
Constitution and *about validity,', and he
is in favor of overthrowing the Reconstruc-
tion measures, with their mongrel and ills.
gal governments in the Southern States, by
promulgating that decision, which would'
leave them without foundation in; lA*, and
without the moral .support of any , except ,
the promoters of anarchy and the 'architects
[Non. The Supreme Cotirt has made no
sun deendon.—En.] '
Concerning frank: Blair,-this: Conrad=
erste article is even more enthusiactic;- est:
ing: Of the selection - of trek
for Vice President nothing need- Mt:be-paid-
PITTSBURGH GAz.m ,zusDAY, ,AUGUST 11, 1868
liemnsh4i dion'adraiimalutionatly, uh
eonstitutionaland foal" s 'Whe I proposed
that, every I single member of the Com
mittee—and the warmest men in it, were the
men of the North—came forward and 'said
they would' carry it out to the end. Having
, thus pledged themselves, I feel assured that
r when the Democratic party come to tri
umph they will show us a remedy for our
misfortunes in their own , good time, fur
which I am perfectly willing to wait.
The Democrats of South Carolina held a
State Convention, at Columbia a few days
after, to ratify the nomination of Seymour
and Blair. Gov. Perry, who had been a
delegate, said that "Wade Hampton was
the lion of the Convention." And he added:
"Hampton was courted by all parties,
North, South, East and West, and when,
as a member of the Committee on Platform,
he submitted that section which declares the
reconstruction acts void and revolutionary.
The rest of the Committee told him to make
it as strong as he pleased, they would endorse
The Rebel Democratic Champions,
The Mobile Register, edited by John For=
eythey a delegate to-the New York Conven
"No metyrectived more hospitable and
marked welcome in the Convention, in the
city and in the North, than Generals Hamp
ton and Forrest, and this, not only from a
gentle admiration of the heroic characters
of th se great cavalry officers, but in order
to .signalize and mark the ee that has
been made between the friends of liberty in
the North and in the South. This act broke
the spell of a doubtful prudence in policy.
And now, so far from advising these gen
tlemen, including Admiral Semmes, not to
appear in public as the advocates of Sey
mour and Blair, if we had our way, we
would put them in the field of campaign in
the North, and let them speak and canvass
and utter the boldest truths that they tee],
from every stump in the North and West.
The period for sparring has gone past. We
must gloves off now , and with bare knuckles,
aye, with mailed hands, we must "up and
at" the enemies of our liberty."
THE SOUTH SATISFIED.
... , . . .
ing Lis position_
in the most emphatic lan
guage—tt position to which the South can
have no possible objection , as it makes the
overthrow` of the ReconstruCtion ads and the
restoration of the Southern States to their
constitutional rights, thereat and only issue
in this, contest." - •
Ex-Governor PERRY, of South Carolina,
writing to a Democratic meeting at Colum
"With such men as Horatio Seymour and
Frank P.- Blair as our standarti-bearers,
'standing on the -true, patriotic and sound
Democratic platform aopted by the New
York Convention, we must, and be success
ful in the coming Presidential election.
* * * The platform of the
Democratic party, adopted in New- York,
declares immediate, restoratio.. eit all the
States to their rights in the Union, nnder
the Constitution.- * * *
The platform declares the reconstruction
acts of Congress to be unscrupulous and
unconstitutional, evolutionary and void.
The New York C vention was harinonious
in its action thro ghout its session. There
' was no difference of opinion on any sub
ject between Northern and Southern dele
'gates. They were united as a band of pa
triofs'whose sole object was to rescue their
Government from usurpers and tyrants, and
oppressors, and restore• the Constitution and
the Republic, in all their original purity and
freedom, to the I American people. The
Southern delega determined to be -reti
cent in the Conv'e tion, and take no promi
rant . part' in its proceedings; while the
Northern delegateki said to them, "On the 1
subject of your peculiar grievance and op
pressions, draw your own platform, and
make it ac strong as you please, and we will
IN WHAT TEMPER THE SOUTH RE.
SPONDS TO THIS ACTION.
At Little Rock, Ark., Mr. C. S. CAMER
ON, a delegate to the New York Conven
"In sixty days from the adjournment of
the Convention five hundred thousand sold
iers would be organized into companies,
regiments, brigades, and army corps
ready,. if need be, to march to Washington.
We will send three votes into the Electoral
College„ and three Representatives to Con
gress, and if Ben. Wade does nct count
our vote, then comes the military organi
zation,with Gen. Slocu al, its head, all
arme and equipped."
The Lost 'Cause to be Regained.
The Mobile Tribune, in urging itsreaders
to ratify the New York nominations said:
"Friends—fellowlcitizens of Mobile—
comrades of the Queen City of the Gulf I
let us make one more effort in behalf of our
rights and liberties,. If we are successful
in the approaching contest, we shall regain
all that we lost in the 'Lbst - Cause.' Onee
more to the breach then,—yet once more 1 ,
and when the cloud shall have cleared away
from the-flaming field, our flag—the grand
old Democratic flag—will be seen in all-its
glory, and streaming like the thunder cloud
against the wind. Let us then rally once
more around the dear old flag, which we
have followed so often to honor and victo
ry. Let us plant our standard in the midst
of the field, and let'.us once more raise the
war' cry—'he who doubts is damned; he who
dallies is a dastsird.' "
After their Rights' once More.
The Vicksburg Herald was so excited by
the doings of the New York Convetion that
it could not bear to wait till the election, but
• "Here is the easy • solution of all these
troubles. We claim that we have these
rights secured to us by every law. Then
let us execute them, and if they are pre
vented, let the onus rest upon those who In
terfere. In other words, we owe it to our
seves to demand our rights and endeavor to
exercise them, otherwise they will never be
forced upon us. It is the duty of the people
TO BEAT THEMSELVES SQUARE UPON TIIEIR
RIGHTS AT ONCE."
Votes of Reconstructed States to be Thrown
The Charleston Courier insists :
"Congress, by numerous acts and decla
rations, has recognized as legitimate all the
State Governments existing in the South at
the termination of the' war. Therefore, in
case two sets o4elec'ors should present
themselves from :such States, the votes only
of those should be counted who were chosen
under the Government ao formed by the peo
ple. The country should see to-at, that the
votes of the negro organizations ahoutd• not
The Demtieracy Responsible for the Last
Said the Georgia rebel, Nouns, in a
speech ratifying the nominations, at Atlan
ta, the other day:
"I will tell you another fact, which is
enough for this tithe, that as the late war
teas produced by the defeated Democratic
party in. 1860, we shall never have peace
until it is restored in 1868."
Republicans Proscribed—The God of Bat
At a ratification meeting , held at Atlanta,
Mr. HOWELL Conn said:
I want to express it, and I urge it upon
you, until there shall exist in the heart and
soul every son and daugnter that walks
and breathes her pure air, and lives upon
her happy soil, this conviction, that these
men of the North, these Chicago men, these
men who call'upon von to vote for Grant
and Colfax, and that Grant and Colfax, who
have indorsed these things, are neither wor
thy of your vote, your respect, nor your conft.
dense, much less of your kindness and hoe;
pitality. My friends, they are our enemies.
I state it in cool and calm debate. If they
were our friends, - -they could not doubly
wrong us, and if there beat in their bosom
one single kindly, emotion for the people of
the South, they would never have made this
public declaration to the world of your un
worthiness and the contempt which the feel
for yon. Enemies they were in war, ene
mies they continue : to be in peace. In war
We drew the sword and elide them defiance,
'in peace we gather up the, manhood of the
South, and raising' he banner of constitu
tion* equality and githering around it the
good men, of, North as well as the
',South, we hurt into their teeth to-day the
same defiance and bid them come on to the
struggle. We are ready for it if you are.
I come to-day to present candidates and,
invite every good and true min in Georgia
to, join with me in the good work. Come-,
if you have gone astray come . back'. The
doors are wide open, wide enough, broad
enough to receive every white man in Geor
gia, unloss you should discover him coming
to you. creeping and crawling under the
Chicago platform. Upon them there should
be no mercy. They have dishonored them.
selves and sought to dishonor you. Anathe
matise them. _Drive them from the pale of
social and political society. * * *
Come one and all, and-let us snatch the old
bannerfrom the dust, give it again to the
brews; and, if need be, To TDB GOD OF
ItATTLESi and strike one More honest
blow for constitutional liberty. • ,
Murder of Republicans Recommended:
Ainsurr S. Pm,' editor, Judge and
Itetiel Gensial, - says: •
"Goan boys; swear to Murder. t.2Forthinis;
'Suns/ Ainkyeurselees and organiee, and -be .
ready to respond prompt/it Won sailed on,
•andjight.brargy even sf yesivklli.lo!",
The Pine - ISLUIT (Ark.) ! c itindloittor,"24,l::
ra yrs, thank God ! Therefore, take courage !
Seymour, Blair, and TEE RETINAL OP TILE
GREAT CAUSE is the, motto of every true
The Atlanta Intelligeneer desbribes how
the nomination of Si YMOUR and BLAnt
Was received there:
"The entire city became a blazing monu
ment of the people's joy, and a strong and
unanimous sentiment, mingled with a con
fidence as true and firm as ever filled the
breasts of patriots,' i burat from every lip.
We feel like we were back again in the old
days - of our country's glory, and that the
struggle was going to be one worthy of the
cause and of the - great issues at stake."
Anarchy at:the South to Follow a Demo
cratic Triumph. -
The Charleston Hercury thus addresses
the authorities at Columbia :
"Now, we beg leave to submit to those in
Columbia organizing negr, o rule in this
State—what use is there in your electing
officers, or passing laws for the people of
South Carolina? You know that you can
not give them efficacy by your own power;
and there is no hope of any power to aid
you, from the government or army of the
United States. Why, then, play the farce
of administering and controlling a govern
ment that in three months may come to an
end; and which in the meantime is incapa
ble of supporting itself P Would It not be
wiser to wait until these three months are
passed, and then go on, with some-probabil
ity of its duration, or give it up forever? If
the Radical party is overthrown in Novem
ber every step taken to set up their mongrel
governments in the Southern Slates will be
upset; and every man who has identified
himself with their organizations will be held
The Mobile Register thus calls for war—
if not military—against Northern
men in the South :
"If one assails your honor, slanders your
character, or steals your money, self-respect
prompts you to cut his acquaintance. But
here are men who are openly robbing you
of your civil right, * * and yet gen
tlemen give them their hands, take social
glasses with' them, and hob-nob on the
streets with them. We denounce this facile
complacency as a crime to the outraged ma-,
jesty of this people, as a treasonable cor
respondence with the enemies of the ° Com
monwealth. They are dogs, and should be,
treated as dogs—dogs only tolerated now
because the power Of the sword is in the
hands of our enemies in Congress, but will
not be tolerated one hour after the people
recover the liberty to do justice upon their
oppressors. It is the duty of every South
ern man to cut these vermin. Excoiximuni
cate them ; spew them out_ as outcasts and
social Pariahs, with whom it is disgraceful
to hold social intercourse;"
The Rebel Dead Killed by Radical Cruelty,
Mr.WILLIAMSON, a prominent Democrat,
at a SEYMOUR and BLAIR. meeting in New.
"We arraign them in the name of our
Own dearly beloved Confederate dead
(cheers) whose bones are strewn all over
the Northwest; killed in battle by the atrocious
cruelty of the Radical GovernMent. Again
says the orator: I believe we will carry our
candidates as firmly as there is a throne of
God. And even if defeat should fall upon
us,' do not be discouraged; the time will
come when we shall redeem the country—
let no man leave the State—let 2.8 lay our
bones in Louisiana, and if these scalawags
and carpet-baggeri remain, let us hunt them
from the country."
What Blair Was Expressly Appointed For.
Ina speech endorsing• the New York
nominees, Mr. TObMBS said :
"The one great question of peculiar in
terest to us, which the Democraticparty has
taken by the throat, was that military des
potism shall, henceforth and forever cease;
* * that the reconstruction acts
are null and void, and shall not stand.
* * The grinning skeletons which
I had been set up in our 'midst as legisla
tors shall be ousted by Frank Blair, WHOM.
OUR PARTY- .EfAD EXPRESSLY AP
POINTED FOR THAT PURPOSE. All
these things shall be swept from the bosom.
of the country. When the war ceased, the
robbery should have been over and the
rights of conquest limited by the terms of
capitulation. Mr, Johnson's reconstruc
tion was illegal and unconstitutional, for he
had prescribed who should vote and who
should not. He did, on a more limited
scale, what his successors had done; but he
had tried to make the amende honorable and
ought to be forgiven."
The Rebels All Fought as Democrats. _
Admiral SEMMES, commander'of the Rebel
privateer Alaviama,' In a speech at a Demo
cratic meeting at Mobile, said :
"He had always been a Democrat; he had
IfoUght in the war as a Democrat; that he had
once despaired of a republican government
in this country, but now there 'was alight in
the East which bid• them hope. He had
drawn his sword against the old flag because
he was a Democrat and it had ceased to wave
over a. free and' constitutional country."
* • * * * * * * •• *
* "He - concluded with the remark that
'he here renewed his adhesion to that flag
provided it could wave over a government
presided over by such constitutional Detho-
I crats as Horatio Seymour and Frank P.
The Colored Vote to be Thrown Onyn
• spite of Bayonets,
At New York, on the evening after the
nominations were made, W4U3E Eisatx-rox
said :• ' -
"We (the rebels) determined to take defeat
with the Democracy rather than by sacrificing
our principki to gain success .with the Radi
cals. (Applause.) .We believed that if we
were true to those principles, if weiveretrue
to ourselves, that God would net forsake us;
and that those .hroad principles of liberty
underlying the principies of the DeMociatic
party would triumph, and that we Would at
least be free and delivered from the"rnin
that hat been impending' over tel." (Ap
We can have'mi relief unleis , the Demo
cratic party will come,out and "pledge itself
that we shall have a fair election; that the
white people of the ;South shall vote. 'want
you all to register an oath that when they do
pie that their vote shall'be counted, and'
tf there is a majority of while votes that
you will place Seymour. and Blair in' the
White House in spite of, al/the bayonets that.
- shall be brought against them. - ,
'•• At the same meeting litic VANCE, of North
Carolina; s id •
"That they ,(the rebels) had bowed•to the
yoke long enough, and itlwas now time that
they should arise and assert their Manhood
under the Constitution. This great country
must be restored to its original position, of
grand nib. gteatfiesa," Or: else catistattt•
;lowa liberty is goae.for ever. ' The Demo
cratic Party, la able to; tilt.aievils'.,(AP.,
&nee-) 0ie.P4r13% need'eulY PUO the
shoulder to the: wheel to.help the .South 'out
of the ofi , Despond'-.into widehit
hpis fallen." ,
Mr. fittr f v4s Stkorr,l.ia the Oder& House
of Representatives,! declared: .
!"The time was ) hen we' all thought • the
North WO ''.Bgatos. tht4
ner ; 41 81'1 411 4) WO til;i‘ h a f ' • 4b.
Already her signal gulfs have been fired
from her great metropolis, and-their rever
berations, as they roll in. thunder tones from
the Pacific to the Atlantic, and from the
seaboard to the mountains, bid us to be of
good cheer, stand firm, dispute every inch
of the constitutional 'rights left us, until 'the
reinforeements reach us. !There is no re
treat for us but into slavery. We are in the
last Thermopylae :of our political existence,
and let us hold it till relief, comes, or, like
the brave Spartans, die in its defense'
Secession More Aliie than Ever.
At a meeting in Rrelimond Mr. HEN
A. WISE said:
"He did not care for the platform. it told
a lie in its first resolutidn. lt said secession
was dead; that was not:: so; secession was
more alive than even He supported the
nominees, and especially Blain because he
bad declared that he would assume military ;
Mr. PE.ECY WALKER said:
Horatio Seymour says the negro cannot
rule this country. Blair says that the re
construction of the South is unconstitution
al, and that the white man's government
should be restored .by the bayonet if neces
sary. (Applause.) It ib the duty of every
white man to give his alif to our friends in
the North. '
Assassination of Grant Threatened,
The Mobile Tribune asserts :
"The great Democratprty will rise in
itimight and majesty, and pulverize and
purge the Congress, just as Cromwell
purged tke long Parliament. The signs of
the times are pregnant with resistence to
RadicaPtyranny, and the dagger of Brutus
- may aid ire accomplishing ' our redemption.
from Radical rule, ruin and usurpation."
At the Democratic Convention held in
Atlanta, Ga., last week, one of the speakers,
Clarke by name, "pledged himself before
God to fight to the last, the new Govern
ments that had been setup in the South."
The Memphis (Tennesse) Avalanche, in
alluding. to Blair's letter, says :
"For uttering similar sentiments to the
above we have been denounced and called
imprudent. Had the above extract appeared
in the Avalanche as editorial, the political
fossils would have raised thCir hands in holy
horror, and stigmatized us a$ a revolutionist.
We would have been taunted with the worn
out, stereotYked complaint that such impru
dent expressions injure the Northern De-,
mocracy and the Southern people in the '
'North. Bat, strange to say, it was the pub.
lication of the letter , from which: we take
the above'extracts, that secured Mr. Blair:
his nomination for the rice Presidency.
Thus it will be seen that the North is far,
ahead of the South. They are rife for revoltf
The Charleston (Va.) Chronicle says: .
"Gen. Blair w
ren Abolitionist and a
war man; but dead issues, and, if,
he was sincere in his recent letter, he will
answer our purpose."
Humphrey Marshall asserted in his Louis
' ville speech that if the Deinocratic ticket
was elected, his party would "wipe out" all
diet has been done, in the way of recon
struction, and the Fourteenth Amendment
to the Constitution. •
The Unreconstructed States .Shall . Vote.
John Forsythe proclaims through the col
umns of the Mobile .Adiertiser:
Mississippi must vote--and the Democracy
will see to its being counted. Texas and
Virginia cannot go through With the forms
of'the Radical programme in,time to be ad-
Witted before the election, as`Congress will
adjourn beforehand. Bat they must vote.
Toombs, in his late
argued that all' the action of the Govern
ment in reference to the South for the last
three years was void and of,no- effect.
The St. Louis Times declares:
If Mr. Blair becomes President, and
swears to obey the - Constitution; and fails
to overthrow the oligarchy eatabshed by
Brownlow in Tennessee, Blair would be
The Senate to crished. •• •
The Charleston Mercury says;' -.
The late *test by the Demecratic mem
bers of Congress in the House of Repre
sentatives against the admisskin of the car
pet-baggers from Arkansas, clearly indicates
the course of the House of Representatives
under Democratic control. = The white
nien's representatives will be Omitted. In
I , the Senate it will be different; but a Demo
cratic Executive will certainly regard the
action of the House of Representatives as
the controlling authbrity to determine his
duty. If, after this, any “domestic violence"
takes place in any of the Southern States, he
will recognize the white men's ;Government
as entitled to his support by his interven
tion, if any is required.
The Richmond ..ffzamilier denounces Sen
ator Buckalew l aapologi for Blair's letter,
and affirms-: 4
If Ithis is the-mode in the platform
is to be vindicated and defendened, it would
be better to have another Convention' and
call it in. Better strike a flag than defend
it in such a fashion. And if this is the kind
of battle which the Democratici champions
are to lead, they might as well abandon the
field, for !they are whipped already. The
South, at least, means something when it
protests against negro supremacy reconstruc
tion as intolerable, and as eternill war, not
General Thomas F. BoWie, the leading
Democrat in Maryland, said in his Baltimore
If there be any class of men I would soon
er tax, it would be those men who furnished
the means to carry
_on the mist unholy,
wicked and cruel War Iry history. I would
not tax them as property, bat I would be
cause .1" can read upon the face of 'these bonds
a Contribution to an unholy and wicked
One of the speakers at the rec u t Georgia
Democratic Convention said : ,
There might once have been is necessity
for the Rebels of Georgia to submit to the
military authorities, 'but there is 'acme now.
The Democratic chivalry of the ;North are
marching to our rescue. General =Lee used _
sometimes' to Imre orders to us to bold our .
position'alittla longer, :and reinfomementa . -
should be. Sent to our rescue, , and that would's:
•inspire into tight until we wrested victory,
often froni the jaws of defeat. We are fight
ing now another battle. The eneMypresses '
us hard. - But let us hold our position a lit
tle longer, and the Democracy of the North •
will be here to our assistance aiadmake vic
tory perch npon our batmen. '! .
reeyriiinir only Loyal Upon Compulsion. -
Captain, a brother of Thornhill/archon, •
(of - lEy.) said, at a recent Kentucky Demo- •
_erotic ratification, that— 1 .
He was enthusiastic in support of Sey
mour, and gave his reasons therefor. Soy- ,
mour was nominated as. a 'War Democrat,'
for the reason that no Other could, win. Ile '.
-was - trailed a war Democrat, but hehadairer
glom any aid or rypiort to the flevernment .
?other omentfonof the war wha,ie ioiski,‘,.
bi 4vowled: ,In 1888, when the rebel troops - ,
wails ih:Pethisylva„ and the Government'
tilled :On lieynrour. who was then Gov,
ernur of .New .York Ito furnish -troop to
expel them, hianswered in the some man..
nee r if not in the • same . language, as the
Goverrior OP - Kentucky in 1881. viz: Maths - ,
would not lend therit:' He did send them,
hO do 08148r44 viever,for:thfrearo i n that he wail owl*
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