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LEVI L. TATE, Editor.
SATURDAY MORH1NQ, JULY at, 1660.1
Hem. John 0. Breckinridge,
TOR VICE PRESIDENT I
Gen. Joseph Laiic,
STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS,
TOR VlCtf PRESIDENT' i
HERSOnEL V. JOHNSON,
DEHGCiUTIC STATU NOMINATIONS.
HEN11Y D. FOSTER,
ELM 10K9 AT LARGE,
RICHARD VAUX, (iUO. M. KKIM.
DtSTKlCT I LFCTORI.
I. FkSd. A. Srnvm,
I. 1. i (tit fit Lavbacii,
I I. Isaac Uh-khow,
13. (itoKiit: !. Jaikuon,
1. J. A. Ant.,
17. J. II. I)SSER,
JH. J. K. GkUVVraRD,
III. II. N. I.tF,
-'() J. II. ilmvki.L,
ill. N. r. Kim mi van,
iW. HlMlFL MARSHALL,
Wit 1.1 AM JtoOK,
. WM. O. rATTEIUOM,
3 Jo. OOCKFTT,
4. J. (1. IlRtiurR,
& O. V. Jacobv,
fi. Charles Klllv,
7, O. V. 2kW,
5. David Suit ail,
9. J. L. LlQItTKER.
U. H, K. liARKER,
II. T. H. WitKKR.
12 S. M. WtfniFsim,
25. CJ tYCORtt ClIURtll.
lit, II. U, IIAMM.V,
RESOLUTION OF THIS llK.MOCRATIC STATE EXE
Crofoundly impressed with the importance of prompt,
vigorcHii and pdtriotk nrlion on tlm put of thi! Itejnn
fratic SiintH Commitivc, In writer to at tit, iTpossrlile, the
consequence a which ftiujt inevitably result from tlio un
happy division nnvv uxiBthni hi the ranks of the Demur.
fnry in our (State nitd nation, ue toidiallf and honestly
rerouimcnd to the Dutnncnry or lite Ftita Unit thry imitu
with heart and voice in tlt-j EUpport of our ciulli-iit and
competent nominctt for (lotcrnor, Henry D. Kotter, nnl
that in all the local eleclinnn tlicv at n odl n.irtv. for.
girtng and forgf Mint? tiny riiifrrencra that thy m.iy hate
entertained for the rrcttidmicy J but ith a vi t a per
fect unity against the common uieiiiy, we recommend to
the Democracy of rciins)lvnnia to unite Hn-ir votia for
ires mem on uie ( iccioril llCKei lormcd ni KcnuitiR mi
the 1st day of March, 16to, on the following h.tsis and un
demanding, zt Th.it if said electoral liiku should be
elect id by tho people, and it should appear, on ascertain
ing th result of the other Miatcn of tho I'limn, tli it by
casting thetnttro vote of lYnnsylvania for Stephen A.
Douglas and llereehel V. Johnson, it would el vet them
fresident and Vice President over Messrs. Lim-aln and
Hamlin, then enid clrtot hhall be under obligation an
to cast said vote; if on the other hnnd it should appear
nu laia vw wouianoicici .iifgr. uougi ih anu joim
on, but would elect John U. Ervckioridce nnd Joseuh
Lane Prfstdcnta-id Vice l'rcsidcntover Mcsers. Lincoln
and Hamlin, then said vote shall be cast tr them : and
in ease the united vote of rmns)lvania would not Hett
either of thvae tickets, then the electors may divide it
between thfiu according to their own judgment of u hat
would be thu Itett for the country and the Democratic
party the baits of tins united action hem? that it t the
6rst and highest duty of all Democrats, however thry
may ditfr about men and minor points of principle or
policy, to unite against a common enemy, and to avert.
ii p'jbbidic, me prdaicbi raiamny inai fouiu wmi no
country, the election of n Ulack Republican Trcbidcnt
and further, the Chairman of this Conimitlee is hen by
authorized to correspond with the several eUctora in the
EUH.and obtain from each of said elcrtora his written
pledge, within thirty days from this date, that he will
lanniuuy carry oui in? oDjeci or mis rcsuiunon.
Democratic Oounty Convention
NOTICE li hereby civen. lint the Democratic Kltclnri
in And for the nvf ral Hnrotiglia anil Lliiction Uib
tricll of Columbia rmtiity, will na-et at !l.i rerpcrtne
plana, on SATURDAY, the 2Slh dav of Ancnat. bo-
tnventbe hoqra of 3 and 7 nVlork in lli nflcriinuti of
aid day, lor lhc putpoac or rnoamK two lU'lPgalcH Iroin
each Election District, to meet in County f 'niivt-ntion, at
thu Court House, in Uloomabnrc, nn MOMlAY. the i7th
dav of Aueust.at 1 o'clock. I. M . for the nilmnRO of ma
kins the usual nominations of tlte Democratic party of
J. H WODIIS,
I. B. MUMtOi:,
a ii. tati:.
lftntiralie Standing Vvmmittce
llloomsbui;, July 16, IM II.
Call of the Demurratic
Mr. LowESliEua, Chairman of the Do-
mocratic Standing Committee of Columbia
with tho advico and cousent of his col
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Infimins. hnvn iMRiioi! their f?n 1 1 .( lirnnch flirt
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Columbia Demo's) at, for tho Delegate
Electrons, and' County Convention. Can
didates can now make their announcements.
It is hoped that tha Democratic Electors,
will give the Delegate Elections early and
careful-nttcntion,. and fee tn.it good men
and sound' democrats only nrn recommen
ded for nomination by tho Democracy of
The Luzorno Union.
Col. Wrigil's organ in Wilkos-RaTre, of
wliich M. IiANNUM, is tho nominal Editor,
this wjck, reads us a lecturo on Denioe
raey and the support of regular nomina
tions. O ! cracky ! Why gentlcraon,
Bless your simple fouls, wo were educated
in the political school of Andrew Jack
son, and have from that day ti the present,
suppor tod' every regularly madu democrat
ic State and National Nomination. Yes,
ircntlemcn, lone before the first named
nn.-u.Mi-.n-fi ,mm,irl-ili7pil tiM!ic.r-lP hm n londnr
in tl.o ranks of polUkal A.di.Mawmj,
ana so since mo oincr cuap mow ...msei.
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out of Iho deinocratio ranks in J.elugli
county, by his rotten Anli Lecomptonism,
under tho guidance of Jno. W. Forney.
This political trio lorucy, Wright and
Hannum, are now a unit against tho do
mocraoy of the Nation, Talk to us, indeed,
about supporting Major JiltEt.'Kr.sT.llinE,
whoso name, for near eighteen months, has
flown from the mast head of tho Columbia
Keep ii Ilcforc Hie People.
Keep it before the peoplo lliat Forney's
rrcss, Doylcstowu Dirnoerat, llirrisburg
Slate Sentinel, Luzcmr. Union, and
West Chester Amrrict'i Republican, aro
tho only papors in this Stato opposed to
tho Electoral Compiomisc, and in favor of
a Straight-out Douglas Electoral Ticket,
in order to giro Pennsylvania to- the
C3- Princa Jcromo Bonaparte, uncle
of tho present Emperor and tho last of the
great Napoleon's brothers, is dead
Shall wo bo United?
We clip tlio fallowing correct and sen
Bible nrtidlo from the Enston Argus, a pa
per which IIIcb tho name of Douglas at its
mast-head. Every Wrcckiuridgo niuu in
(lie State goes for Union, and most of tho
Douglas men J and we desire to show to
tlioso factious tpirita, tlio views taken by j
llioso men who afo really democrats.
Many of tho Douglas men wo are Borry to
say, make Lincoln their second choico; all to tho great injury of our exccllcut candi
the Brcckinridgo men prefer Douglas as dato for Governor, upon whom the Do-
their second. The determination of lor .
ncy and thoso men wo arc willing to aid
him is too plain for doubt, and the Argus
takes the correct, the democratic view of Foster to keep the position he now holds,
tho question. It h prepared to stand by and has all along prudently and honorably
tho democratic organization in Pcnnsyiva kept, as thu istnndard-bcarer of tlio uudi
ma, to support tho regular action of tho vidcd Pennsylvania Democracy ; but by
Stato Committee, of which Mr. Welsh is
Chairman and denounce honestly the trait-
ors who would defeat Foster, and destroy
tho party, not only in the State, but in the
The Argus says : J
14 Wc last week published a sketch of
the proceedings of tho State Central Com
mittce, proposing a union of the friends of
Douglas and lJrcckinricgo on the electoral
ticket, for tho purpose ut consolidating tho
deinocratio vote of Pennsylvania. Wo
need t-carccly say that wo aiinrove tho ae-
tion of tho committee and aro pleased to
Bee a disposition manifoMed by the great
...aM , uu. ii.,S) min.uuc.cr-
once to their probidential prcforeuccs, to
nee it faithfully carried out.
The electoral ticket tanned by the Demo-
cratie Stato Convention at Reading, U tho
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recular electoral ticket. If there is u sec-1
oml ouo formed it will bo irregular and
unauthorized. Thu Stato Cential Com-
mittce, with a commendable desire to unilo artb-lo fioui the (jicunbtirg JJewoaat,
tho party, have agreed to a proportion published in thu town where he retides,
which is acceptable to the friends of both aU( c,i,0a by one of his most intimate per-
tlio candidates in this fcettou of Ihe State , . , , ,, .
and apparently throughout the Common- HU fnends, fhould set that doubt ut rest,
wealth, with the exception of n few men Vloni lts loC!l1 l""tion with General bos
who really do not scent to be anxious for . teii, wc may safely assume that this ai-
peace and harmony. No man who has
at heart the interests ot the democratic
. .. i. ij . 1 . n to
It is fair, mauly and iuxt. The rccular
electoral ticket, thus plodgcd, will receive
tlio uuitoil Mippoit ot tho Democrats of thu
County. Let us now have as little w rami-1
ling as possible. Let their be no quarrel-.
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ing over mun. Wc enjoin all democrats to .
keep as calm and quiet as possible, deter
mine to work and vote only for the cood
of tho party, and indulge in no denuncia
tions for a differenco of opinion to men.
bland farm by the party, work for I'ostkr
and all regular local nominations and all
will yet bo well. '
Mr. Forney says: " Tho worst position
any man can occupy is a defensive position.
It requires magnanimity to make an apolo
gy, and talent to make it gracefully. Rut
to be called upontodelend yourself against
that which your own heart tolls you is
true, and which the whole world knows to
bo true, is at onco tho most painful and
difficult of duties."
Tho Westchester Itccord. docs tho Press
the honor to copy about half a dozcrf ar
ticles from it; mostly in a very commen
datory and patronizing spirit. Mem. Thu
Record is boldly for Lincolu The iVcss
covertly going for the same man.
F orncy has spoken by tho card in the
abovo sentence. Ho knows how hard it
is to lie, when all the world knows you aro
lying. Tho ncknowlcdgcmont has been
hardly wrung from the knave, and we
wonder that it was made. He will more
abundantly find tho Srutlr of tho coufeis
ion, before this campaign ends ; for his
Jlufi "uv "II-I..II "It UU IIIUSL IUIIV UJL-
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o,t i -I, ;it l... r..n
posed; ami not only the regular deutoo
racy, but the real friends of Douglas will
heap coals of tiro upon tho head of the
traitor who has betrayed them, their cau-o,
and their favourite.
" An iricsi.stible conclusion from this ii
that the Douglas Democracy, which com
posed the meeting on Saturday night, will
wago as fierce battle against their late as
sociates, now in the 15rcekinridge interest,
as they will against tho common adversary
of both. Indeed from prcsentappcarances,
wo shall bu mistaken1 if the former conflict
is not the hotter of thu two."
So says tho V'dLigc 1! cevrd, intense ic
publican; and it chueklej over tho venom
with which tho rcsolutiom of tho meeting
Wo arc very glad to say that so far, tho
National Democrats havo made no attacks
on Judge Douglas, they havo onu and all
gotio for Union on ono electoral ticket,
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content to elect Lougl.i3, it ho Hiall havo
BuffioicIll ngU,. The Douglas leaders,
however, seem to prefer Lincolu to Wreck
inridgc. Mark thorn well.
Ear Tho following newspapers in Mas
sachuscttj will kupport the Wreekinridgo
ticket: Boston J'ost, Lowell Ailonliscr,
New Bedford Times, Greenfield Democrat,
Warnslablo 'edriul, Saicm Advocide , Essex
County Democrat, Lawrence Sentinel, and
Say Tho Central City Courier, the or
gan of tho Democratic paity in Central
New York, has takou down the Douglas
nnd Johnson ticket, and run up that of
Wreekinridgo and Lane. It is said that
other papers in tho Stato will soon follow
JG?" Tho Pittsburg Oazettc says that of
ono hundred and fifty Opposition journals
iu Pennsylvania, only two support Well
Bay Tho Lynchburg HepubUcan, here
tofore a strong Douglas paper, has hoisted
the Aug of Brockinridge and Lane.
The ultra Douglas men thoio who have
leagued with Forney in hla base bargain
with tho Ulack Hcpuhlicans, to disorganize,
divide, and, if possible, destroy tho Demo
cratic party nro not satisfied with con
spiring to defeat tho Democratic Electoral
ticket ; but, pursuing their traitorous pur
poao to tho utmost, uvu cmlcavoriitg also to i
divide Iho jiarty in Ma State orauiEation,
mocracy of all shades of opinion in refer
'enco to tho Presidency havu been, thus
far, united. rlhcy will not permit Gen
all Bortfl of unwarrantable reports, arc stri-
ving to identify him with their own fac
tioua movements, and to represent him as
opposed to any union with the friends of
Drcckiuridirc upon any terms.
We have already Mated, upon what we
Cor unquestionable Ruthority, that
Gen, Fostku npprovci of tho plan of union
upon a tiuglo Electoral Ticket ns recom-
InclKicaby tho Stato Central Committee
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ami '"""' lu cxpwiauoii inai wm
bo cordially accepted by thu Democracy
of the State, as tho only means of buceei-
fuly rewMing tho commou enemy in the
desperate effort they aro mahim; to Kive
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1,10 volu of I'u'nisjlvauia to the Dlaek Re-
publican candidate". Jiut, it the insiiiua-
tions and asicrtions of Koruoy and his
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echoes, liave raisuU a (louLt m the iiiinil ol
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portion, wu think the following out-Fpokcu
ticlo expresses his iews upon the subject
0f a union of tho Pennsylvania Democracy
iisai'i' tho Rlack Reimblicuis : and we
tlierotoro commend it to thu attention ol
all his i'l lends, whether they bo for Doug-
lnj or for lircekiniidgo. And to tho pro
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their declarations lliat no true mend ol
Mr. Doiudas will havo anything to do
with the Stato Committee's proposed plan
of union, wo would say that thu Unciix
burg Democrat is a Douglas paper was
for Douglas before tho nomination, and
has now thu names of Douglas and John
son at its head :
The Dcmouiiatio State Committee.
A Plan til- Uxio.n Adopted. The
proceedings of this body, of which we pub
lish n report clsenhuro, will, we trust,
meet with the entire approval of all good
Dcmoeruts. Tho resolutions adopted are
conceived in a spiritof harmony that ought
generally to prevail. Thuy commend con
ciliation as the only mho or possible moans
to save the country from the rule of Black I
Kepuldieauisiii. they enjoin upon every 1 burg, to all applications by mail. lhey
Democrat to unite heartily in support of mny also bo had at thu Agricultural Ware
Gen. Foster, tho Democratic i noimuco for j ; rhiladelphia, Ha.risburg, La..
Governor, and eontinuu to net in all local ,. , ' '
elections is one paity-forgetting all diff- ra'ter fading, Pittsburg, Erie and A il-
crences existing ut other matters. ith
reference to the Presidency, it is proposed
that both sections of thu paity should votu
for thu Electoral Ticket nominated by tho
Statu Convention and it is agreed, in the
event of itn election, that if it should :ip
pear, Iroin thu result ot thu election in oth
er Sl.tlus of tho Union, that the vote of
Pennsylvania, if east for Douglas would
elect him over Mr. Lincoln, thu Electors
Should so cast thu vote of the Stato; but if
it should appear lliat it would not elect
Mr. Douglas, but would 'elect 31 r. Jircck
inridgu over Mr. Lincoln, then it should
.be cast for him. If, however, the entiru
vote of Penii.sylvanr.i will not elect cither
Mr, Douglas or Mr. Breckinridge, tho
Electors may divide their votes between
them as their judgment may lead them to
consider best for tho interests of tiro paity.
Wo look upon this as tho only feasihlu
plan by which the Union may bo relieved
and saved from the dangers which must
and will follow tho success of the powerful
revolutionary and sectional organization.
Thero never was a time in tho history
of tho Deinocratio party when moderation
and toleration was moru necessary than
now. Looking immediately home to tho
Statu of Pennsylvania, wo tiud the party
divided, one portion supporting Mr. Doug
las and another portion preferring Mr.
Brcekiuridgu for tho Presidency. Hot
headed and iiot temi-rcd men may denounce
and defy, and shower denunciation and
imprecations upon tho hcad3 of thoso to
whom they attribute this calamity, but this
will not mend matters or alter facts. The
division exists, ami wo arc compelled to
confront tho disagreeable truth and make
the best of it
Thero is no uo of putting on flimsy dis
guise in th'u emergency. If wo intend to
carry Pennsylvania for Foster and against
Lincoln, there nuut bu no attempt at dri
ving the minority into terms thero mu-l
bo no violent denunciation on cither bide
thero must bo no wedges forced into the
split but tho existence of tho division
must bo admitted and recognized, and ono
side treated by tho other with moderation
and tkecucy, These are tho only terms
of victory, and thoso who refuse to accept
them ami prefer to- indulge their passions
ami prejudices to tho utmost, must assur
cdly court defeat.
BoTStcphcn Church, an aged nnd pious
colored man, died iu Stamford, Conn., on
tho Oth iust., at tho ago of 'Jtlli years, lie
was born in Virginia, a flavo to John Up
sbur, nud set free at tho age of -1(1, when
ho moved to Darion nntl afterward to
Stamford. Ho had been a consistent mem
ber of a Methodist Church for 87 years,
j"yGcu. J. II. LahiiI ME't, has retired
from tho Editorial conduct of the Cltar-
'(Demccratie) liipubUcan, An excel
lent man and able writer basleltthe chair
Editorial. Our be t wishcJ uccompauy
Gen, Lanvner in his retirement,
Stato Agricultural Fair.
Tho Pennsylvania Stato Agricultural
Society have issued their List of Premiums
and Regulations for the Tenth Annual Ex
hibition, to bo held on tho Wyoming bat
tle ground, near Wilkcs-llarrc, on tho Slith,
!2fith, U7th and "JStlt of September next.
Thu location, being in tho heart of a fiitilo
agncultural and grazing district, accessible
by railroad conimnieation, from every di
rection of tho Stato, is admirably chosen
for a successful exhibition, and the usually
liberal scale upon which tho premiums 'nro
graduated, warrants tho anticipation of
such a result. Tho list embraces every
variety of products of agriculture-, maim-
ing, mechanical mid artistic nidus
try; classified m twelve general divisions,
to wit ! Cattle j Horses and Mules ; Sheep,
Swine and Poultry ; Agriculture and Man
ufactures; Dairy and Forest ; l'lour,Mcal,
Grain, Seeds and Vegetables; Domestic
and IldUschold Manufactures ; Carriages,
Cabinet Ware, Music.il Instruments and
House-Furnishing W arcs; 1 ield Crops ;
Fruit and Flowers; Stoves, Silver, Glass,
Rritauuia Waie and Cutlery ; Inventions,
Fine Arts, Ac.; which aro subdixided into
fifty-two diweions, each assigned to a sepa
rate Committee Tho highest premium
offered is S5U ; the lowest, 81. Tho book
of cutties will bo opened on thu liist of
September, at Wcst-Pittston. Competi
tion for the premiums is not confined to
this State, and citizeus of New York, New
Jersey, and other States nro invited to
participate in the exhibition. Tlio plow
ing match will take place on Thursday,
tho 27th. The uiuiu.il address will bo de
livered ou Friday, the "Hh, immediately
aftur which the premiums will bo awarded
and distributed. Hon. John W. Geary,
of Greensburg, has been appointed Chief
Marshal of the Exhibition, and Maj. E.
W. Sturdevant, of Wilkes D.uto, General
Superintendent, who will havo entire su
pcrvision of the grounds and tho police ar-1
rangeinents. Tho Society announce that
a tent will be provided for Editors and ' mcnt, and for which, 1 believe, you cor- am happy to bay, in lefeience to which
Reporters, mid every facility afforded them j dially olcd in tho Reading Convention. they do occupy a common grouu 1. They
to obtain information nnd transact their Rut I t.'.ku it, that a State Committee is aro closely united, in du-iiing a chance to
business. In addition, we have tho novel ' fully "competent" to act upon nil que.s 1 ilriko a common blow lit thu enemies of
oiler of a premium ot Jifli dollars to be tions which involve the wotking machinery iho Union and the Constitution. To en
awarded to tho Reporter who may furnish of thu parly for whoso benefit it was spc- 1 able them to do this. Iho state Committee
and publish the best description of the Fair,
On the Committees, wc find thu follow
ing names, among whom nro two citizens
of Columbia county, in whiih selection, wo
aro inclined to believe, the Executive Com
inittcu havu made a most judicious choice :
No. ill. SWINE, Laiuik Riiekd.
Irvln II. Torrance, Philadelphia ; Cal-
vi n Parsons, Plains; Zaehariah 11
New .Mahoning ; J.evi J.. late
oek ; II
Honesdalu ; M. W. Jackson,
Columbia county. UommVtce.
Copies of thu List of Premiums, in
pamphlet form, will be forwarded by the
Secretary, Hon. A. O. llicster, of Harris-
Ohkmon Election. The Il'suk at
Last. It would appear by thu latest news
from tho Pacific, that thu Democrats have
secured a majority on joint ballot iu the
Legislature, and that Mr. Stout, Democrat
is elected to Congress over Mr. Logan, his
Republican competitor. 'J hu Portland
Jimcs gives the following table ot thu
Legislature elect :
iioMilr, Democrats Multnomah, 1 :
Clackomas and Wasco, 1 ; Linn, '-2; Ben
ton, I ; Lane, "; Douglas, 1; Jackson
1 ; Joscphinu, 1 10. Republicans'
Washington, Columbia, Clatsop and Tilla
mook, I ; Yamhill, 1 ; Polk, I ; Marion
-; Umpqua, Cooso and Curry, 1 0,
Democratic lm.joiily 1.
Asicnilily. Democrats Clotson,! ; Mid
tnomah, '2; Wasco, 1; Wunton, 2; Linn,
1: Lane, Ii ; Douiilas, 'l Josephine, 1:
Jackson, II 10. Republicans Washing
ton and Columbia, 1 ; Washington, 1 ;
Yamhill, 2; Olackomas, 3; Marion, -1 ;
Polk, 'J; Linn, II; Umpqua, 1; Cooo
and Curry, 1 18.
Republican Assembly majority 'J.
Democratic majority on joint ballot 2.
It is possiblcjlhough by no means prob
able, (says the Times,) that ono or two
members elect from Polk and Linn, class
ed as Republican, may repudiate tho coa
lition by which they were elected, uud act
with the Deinocratio party. If two of
them should do so, it will give the Do
mocracy a majority of two iu tho House,
and a majority of bix on joint ballot. If
ono should do so, it will tic tho House,nud
inako a ucmocratio majority ot lour on
joint ballot. On the other hand, wo may
gain a member in Umpqua, or Coosse nnd
Curry, or lose ono iu Joscphino ; but in
no possible event that can now bu fortcen,
ean tho Opposition I'ccuro a majority in
Who in I'oi; tub AruicAN Slavs
Trade. Bo it remembered that the only
delegate cither at Charleston or Balti
more, who advocated tho re-opening of the
Afrieau slave-trade, or could bo oven
remotely supposed to favor that ineasuro,
was Mr. Win, B. Gnulden,a delegate from
Georgia, remarkable for his zealous advo
cacy of Mr. Douglas, fcpccially chosen to
announce to Mr. Johnson the honor con
ferred on him by the Front Street Theatre
Democracy after Senator Fitzpatriek had
refused to- accept it, mid now a member of
tl.o Executive committee appointed to cons
duct the canvas.) for Dougla3 aud John-
Forney's Press, of Philadelphia, and
Luzctht Union, pleaso copy
, t " i . l.'im.'LV'I'.'-l ''J'UL'J-J-lLX'miLiL'Vli-illKlU-l.Lmm,
iiOttor from William i-our in tho election of Lincoln, Hamlin, and
C.iAUtMAt.orTnn DwtoonAT.o Stak ' assent to the line of policy proposed for Curtin, when she has tho power within
UvmitTivEOnitMiTTKH. ni'1'ENNsYi..'tltn defeat ol tho Rcmiblican candidates herself, if properly directed, to ward off
vasia, totiif. HoN.RicitAKD Vaux,;
El.KCTOIt AT Laiiok
Youk, Pa., July 10th, ISfio.
Mv ih-.An Sin: I havo tho lionor to
acknowlcdgo tho receipt of your letter of
tho Olh instant; which, However, it was
my privilege to see in tho daily papers,
before you furnished mo with a printed
copy I. am glad you have adopted this
public method of answering my briel note,
us it enables me to lay before tho people
in thu same manner, my roasom for act-
ing with tho majority of the Deinocratio
State Executive Commiltco atits last meet-
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ill". Had you conicimeti yourseii wan a
simple refusal to aecedoto the compromise
proposed by tho Statu Committee, L would
havo remained silent ; but tho ground you
have publicly taken, demands from me a ry. Two National organizations, "like
respectful answer, in justification of myself the twin children of Rebecca, arc strug
to those who placid mo in the responsible n., for tho rights of tho elder born." A
position I now occupy towards the Do- largo majority of tho Democratic masses,
mocracy of Pennsylvania. 1 firmly wedded to their party, regard this
The public will look in vain throughout ' tcism ith unutterable regret. Thoo mas
your letter, for any tangiblu objection to bM are very far from agreeing with you,in
thu proposed compromise, on tho teoro of as. timing that thu only Democcatio candi
expediency, policy, or principle. The one dato for tho Presidency ii the gentleman
and only point in your communication, h,
that tho State Committee acted "without
any authority.'' The qustion of jurisdie-
lion is thus raised in your own mind; and
is prompt'y decided by yourself, without
argument, in your own favor.
Now, -with all your political knowledge
and I am willing to eone.de to you tho
most enlarged expciience, nnd thu highest
integrity of purpose I am afraid ou
h ive failed to learn what, really, nr tho
"certain tpeeifio duties" which belong to a
State Committee, Certainly, I have no
wish to extend the powers of tho one over
which I have thu lionor to preside; nor respectiru adherealits ot tho sovcraWmci-t-do
I desire to shield any aeti in of my own, ' ings of gentlemen" referred to, are tlivi-
under the broad and general terms of tho
I resolution which authorized its appoint-
i cially erualed j as well as to ari ungo and
direct all tlio det'iils ol organization, and cere oppouun's of thu Republican parly, I
to propose and effectively carry out all in the Democratic ranks, could utiitu upon j
measures which tend to secure successful one Electoral ticket. 'J'ho-e who prefer j
results in an impending struggle. I Ienco the success of tho Opposition candidates, i
it was, that tho National Executive Com- will, of course, array themselves again-t'
mittce appointed by tho Democratic Con- jthis fair and equitable m -a-mc ofcoinpro
vention which met at the Front Street misc while thoc who honestly de-ire the !
Jiieaire, in inetity oi jsaniinore, without,
any other authority than the implied pow-
er contained ill thu resolution which crca -
ted it, assumed tho right to make a nomi-
nation for the Domociaey of the Union,
when Bjnjamin Filypatiick declined to
.... . ... . ii -i . ... ...
accept; mu i ice rrcM.icncy on mo ueuci
with Stephen A Dough.--ami the adop-
tion of thu resolution by thu same Commit -
mittce, iu reiercncc to tno power oi us
members over Electoral tickets lormed by
bo'lio entirely separate ami distinct from
that which gave it political life, ideally
shows that the gentlemen who compose
that organiz-.tion have no very narrow or
contracted ideas of the authoiity and "spc-
eillu duties" of an Executive Committee.'"
! - 1 ...... it.... .1.1. . l 1
luiis, ... y,u. .eucr.u.ai -mu i.u.i.i
ing Convention gave no power to its Com
mittce to compromise the intrrltv of Dem
ocratic princi pics, the Democratic orgam -
zation, or Deinocratio candidates.' This
is strictly true. Butwhilovs-uriiieini.es
is strictly true. But whilo yur premises
are eorrect.your conelu-ions aro fallacious.
No torturing of lang.,.,, no ingenuity of
expression, can fasten such an iuturprcta-
tion upon thu compromise recommended fl,olu,ed, Amen ami the past, with its )oos of JX,n,ocracy. Verily, the primi
by the State Committee. Com e let us lea-, ot wiUioos in behalf of usage," ,,.s . ((
sen together, and see bow far thu Com- w 'Jpiorcl, and the representatives of Grange and most unpiineipled eonclu-i,..
n.'ttees resolution bears you out, in the 1'. 'ayed by thu popular i"'" ! l,.,0eratic nriueii.les ar, sacred, and do
position you have thus voluntarily nieutii
ed.r You as a candidate for Elector, are but
thu creature of the Reading Convention,
Equally so, is the Statu Committee. You
aro both tho off-pring of tho same parent.
Without any assumption of power ou tho
part of cither, it is your conjoined duty to
endeavor to arrange thu machinery of tho
Statu organization, so as to make it nio.t
potent and efficient against tho forces of
thu common enemy, lie who fails in this
high duty, is falso to thu sacred trust re
posed iu him by the Convention' Thor
oughly imbued with this feeling, a majori
ty of the State Committee resolved, if pes
;u . ..n,.ntnUn,.. in fn :..i ....
w.w.w, .yj 'iru ,.... mii iui iiiuivii .ii.
tion, which, if accepted, would enable tho
Democracy of Pennsylvanii to assist in
the defeat of tho Republican candidates. I
Tho head and front of its oll'ending hath '
this extent, no more.
If voucarefullv read tl.o ro.nli.lion nf1
tho Commillce, you will porccivo that it
only "recommend" a certain course of
action to tho Democracy of Pennsylvania
1 ...... 1...... ;...-.
.. ... .. .
and tlicn "aiuiwrizcs' its Uiiainuau to
correspond with tlio tovcral Electors in
regard to tho proposed basis of compro
mise. Surely an Executive Committee
has this power, if it be vested with any at
all and after an aflirn.ativo or neeativo
response has been returned, by tho Elce-, tho largo number of Electors who havo al-1 prefer a Republican to a Domocr.it will
tors, to tho Committle, through its Chair- j ready responded to thu resolution, havo vote for tho bogus concern which Form)
man, that body, at a subsequent meeting, I refused to givo it their assent and appro. is getting up. Thero is no escape from
will determine what course is best to bo'bation. Nor havo 1 been disappointed in this dilemma. Democrats mbdit as wfll
pursued for tho welfare nud integrity of ( my expectations of tho manner in which 1 vote directly for Lincoln as to vote for
tint DniiirsCDitio w.w iv Wliririor f1-itn 1 Ir ifi-.nl. 1 l.A .An,! 1 1... il. . j t ,...., ... . . . . i
mittco will undertake to place other names
upon tho Electoral ticket, or prefer to
submit the whole matter to tho Stata Con
vention which formed them both,aio qucu
tions for future conridcratiou and deckion.
for iw.dciit and A'ico President of tho
United States nntl Oovcrnor of Pcnnsyl- f
vania; but I most emphatically deny your
rl-'htto question tho jurisdiction of tho
.stato Committee, in its earnest and patri-
Lj0 i.lU0rs to unite tho fragments of a bro-
i;cn nd dissevered party.
ut whilo it cannot bo successfully c3-
(abliahcd that tho Comimttco exceeded, in
tho slightest degree, its legilimato powers
0n the '-'d instant, I freely admit that its
recommendation is entirely new, and is (
calculated to awaken tho deepest interest
and reflection in tho public mind. It is
.. . . ., ,,..!
necessarily novel, because mo aciuai posi-
tion of tho Democratic party, at tlio pre
cnt tune, is totally different from its con
dition in any previous portion of its hi-ito-
whom vou prefer. Tens of thousands of
them are, to say the lca.t, quite as much
inclined to respect the nomination made
,y ta meeting of gentlemen at the Mary
land Institute, in D-illiinore," as they aro
to support that of "a meeting of gentle
men," at the Ft out Street Theatre, in thu
Fame city. I do not propoo to di-cus
tho relative merits of these nominations in
this letter; but the fact is patent to every
onu that there is uiifnitunately, n great di-
ver.sily of opinion as to this point This
diversity of opinion cannot hu ignored
the division clearly exists and while the
detl in sentiment ns to th:ir choico of Pros
idemial candidates, there ij our point, I
oller-d them a plan, by which.all the sin- j
titiimpii oi me J'emoeratie party, without
refcrunru to mere mun, will gne their cor.
! di d a'lhcsion to thu action of the Slate
Committee. 1 indulge thu hope that mor.-
mature reflection will induce- you, liko
Martha of old, to ' ehooie the better
If the proportion has not tl.o color of
. precedent to recommend it to your favor,
im u. .ur juu in iuiuw mm u.iu who
made it, learned a life long h sson from you
and your polilie-tl conjirns, whi n you ex '
j ultingly swept "thu old landmarks" of
, l'lL' Democratic party from the portals of
l''e Reading Convention. In your elo-
HMlxt ddres before that body, when you1
j"01'0 inveighing in forcible languige a- J
' I'.lin.f. " tf ltii.linttnii1 iu in.' Ii, II... 1
- o - 8
IJChOll Oi D.'h'rr.il.'J 'iiitl I- nrloi-j vaii
- "an.;ly said : "11a havo nothin
ti do j
1 W1"1 1 ' 1' lfti w ''ave nuthmg to do with
precedents; we have nothing to do with
nili j we are to legislate upon a comli-
rules ; wo arc to legislate upon a comli
1 " t has arisen muco this
j '" ff our rec -ption." To
i UIW PPl io Convention re
pulse, followed the
Gamaliels of a new
and revolutionary faith. Speaking for '
yourself and your companions, you boldly
proclaimed to thoso who dill'ered with
you : If you want our votes, yon must
I: . "'' 1 ' 1 , ,,urm0IIJ
and p each conciliation, but you must
tint mi i- , ,.,...!. . I. 1
show the fruit's of all
I now, unwillingly, commend the sune1
chalice to jour own lips. I was for " uni-
nn." n li'it-nmtt.. ' 1 If ..:!:. n
" ' rj' 7'' ",
then I am for "union," "harmony,"
, ,. .,. ,. ,, ' T ",U,,J
and "conciliation," now It ., enough
for me to know hat tho Demoeratie party
is divided and di-tracted. More auxious
Ifortlu defeat of tho Republican eandi
1,1. ! .t,nc .i i ,.
, ni'Hi iu. mu h ii v a i lecui ui 1 1 01 any
man's personal ambition in tho Demoeratie
ranks, I saw in tho propo-ition adopted
by tho Statu Committee the only fea-ihlo
mean, of nccou,pr.-l.ins the overthrow of
the Opposition force! in Pennsylvanii
nnd sWriii.. t!, olooti.,. P ...t,....
... : " " V1"
t candidate for Governor, Henry D lo-tor.
The issue was plainly presented to n.y
I mind it w.i3 Republicanism, or Demoera -
r ....i...,. .. . ...
... j ,,,.i,.:,,- . , , .,
ey 1, unhesitatingly, accepted the lat-
I havo no fuars that tho action of tho
Stato Committee will not ho sustained and
upheld by tho calm, good penso of tho
Democracy of Pennsylvania. But two of
-"y winn. uj mti irue.ncarteii
jcomaiiry oi mis iOimnouwealtli, They
know that its only object is to preserve, if
possiblo, Iho unity of thu Demoeratie par.
ty; and prevent tho Stato of Pennsylvania
from bciDg made tho unwilling instrument
buch n diro calamity. Already has tl.o
voice of hearty approval gotio up, from oil
thoso who lovo Rome bettor than Crowr.
Tho Deinocratio masses of tho " Old Key.
stono" fcland, unflinchingly, by tho union
of their party, for tho sako of tho Unlou
and tho Constitution of their country. The
hopes nnd aspirations of millions cluster
around llu old crcod, which has always
tuight Iho equality oi uic ciuzcii, an,!
tho equality of tlio Stales 1" The farmer
in his field of toil; tho meehaniu in hj,
bmy workshop; tho artisan by h'nhtni-
bio lircsnio ; ami me man oi leucrs in i,,a
.!.. 1 . l.o.-n nil fnlt ilo ....!.
tiu;i. d.v, '
influence, and its regenerating power
Across tho bluo waves of the Atlantic, in
homes made desolate by tho despot's touch,
where eyes grow bright as thoy tum'to tho
land of the setting sun, prayers ascend in
Heaven for tho triumph of that creed in
thu hour of battle. Spurning all sec
tionalism, the Democratic faith has brave
ly struggled on through more than half a
century, and has stamped its indelible Im.
press upon thu civil and political institu
tions of the freest and happiest pcoplu Jn
the globe. Thoso who feel and npprcei
ato tho blessings which follow tho iniiu;u
ration of Democratic rule, will unceasing
struggle to encourage " uuion," "'harmo
ny," and "conciliation,'' in our ranks ;
because, without them, they know tint
our columns will bo broken, nnd bceo un
like leeds shaken in the wind. Let tudi
union," " harmony," arid conciliation,'
as are now propscd by the compromise of
tho State Committee, onto luoio kit by c
in our councils, guiding us calmly ,itl,
their influence, and driving from on
midst all local jcalou-ies and all ungeucr
ou-. p-T. on.il liv.ilries, and thu Deiuoerntii
. legion will again be able to march ag:uiw
its united foes in nniroii phalanx, anditill
still liu poipetualod as thu truo anil only
conservator of our Natiouil freedom.
In eoneliisijii, permit me to rcciiiroe.it
the st-iiliinents ot purson.il respect con
Mined in your letter, and believe meti
Your Ubulient Servant,
William II. Welsh,
Chairman of thu Democratic St.ite Exec
To th." Hon. lll.'ilAUU V.vux, Elector at
Thu Tiuu Motive.
Men rarely net without som" motiv.
What cm bo thu motive of tlio ic faetioni-is
. w 0
ave now seeking to divide thu I) inu-
. ci'.ttiu p tity in Pennsylvania by rnmiiii'
' an u o -toral tiuket iu oppo-itinn to that st-
leeted by thu Reading Convention i U
can only judge of motive by obi-ju. it
suits. Tho dusign of a septr.ito Duiig'.u
ti(.kl t iu Pennsylvania cal,i,ot Ii-
(0 SL,(11U , Uil(j. tK, .-tl,ttI ,or
- Uealw m.m h (,tllrillLV.rlll
this piojeet knows tint thu 'crt iu r.-ull
I' two electoral lie-kets mu-t bu to giv; tli-i
State to Lincoln mid Hamlin. The- ui
mit this when speaking candidly; at.l
some go so far as to declare thai t'.-y
would rather see thu State go fortli
Republican candidates than contribute iu
any degree to the election of Broekinuil:.'!'
I Their lir.-t t-hnien is l.-,,l,w.
tin1, th. ir
. n '
fcLTouu I'uoieo ijiiicom.
..ii., .I,,., vuti..,', .lining .', in
' oUjott xw defeat ot the l)moeratii
and thu election ot tho Black Rei
Aim tins uour.se, havniir for it-s avow-i
' c,,.,(U,,ate , ;s t.lkeM ; ,
v-lh VriKh,w. Democratic p.i.
(- . nw (o ho yhMnM ,, ,,cW L.
- , cuiitiibutiiia to the sueeess of tlt life-lon.
serve any saerilic-o that they may bo miur
tained ; but we be"; leae to iuouire h '
they are to bo supported and vindicuM
by the elevation of their mo-t detcrmiuiV
and uiicomiironiifiiiL' foes. The mo.-'
atrocious aets are sometimes consummated
:...,..... of , ,,.;,,, ,,, ru
JOoU,ri uia t10 worj ,l3 a ,,rciud0 to tV-ii
most unprincipled acts. It was princifl'
that induced Forney to sell himself to ii..-
Bcpublieans for thu Clerkship of tb
,r r n . ,, i
Douse of Representatives. Ho cari'l
notIli for tho emoluments of the offio-
Xot hc Vrl , wn, lhu a tl(
n,.,t ;iii,i 1 : .
..,. ..,i.vi. nun w aeeejii eniijpeiis;inu
" wo Mipporier 01 JilllCOlll.
i ii : - - , , , , .
I V "'"J ' ' T""-'
? " T' , not contribtil.n
. 'l T , ' SrC' ' th eleC".0"-0'
r m !1 SA ' thcr aw-t
1 thof oo party for the a -
I V''"'ta0 of '"a. I hu IS what U
, .rnilii-s with tl.r,
I jric; ,'j ,
1 " ? ! 'S 1',' '
, ciplo to labor:
name of principl
ed ! Where .is tho rou'
tin unprincipled sort of prin-
. vijriu iu jauui .or iuojj wuo pay i itn w
for his services I
Tho issue in Pennsylvania must come
down to this : Thoso who prefer the ike-
tion of a Democrat to the Presidency tJ
the election of a Republican will vote for
the union electoral tiek-nt ; nnd ilirw. wh)
..i..i.. . .i i i . ,
ucitct tnat will certainlv elect Jincn
The end is tho same in both cases, i"'
modes of arriving nt it constitute tho onb
difference. Democrats might as '
throw a whole voto for Lincoln as half J
oic Putnul .) Union