The Erie observer. (Erie, Pa.) 1859-1895, April 28, 1860, Image 2

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B. F. SLOAN, Editor
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The Buchanan• Walker Letter
The Washington correspondent of th.
Harrisburg Mims saye the much vaunted.
and long talked of letter. addressed by the
holdout to the Hon. Robert J. Walker,
of the 12th July, 1857, durinethe time the
latter gentleman was acting as Governor of
Kansas, has at last seen the light. through
the indefatigable exertions of the Covode
&selling Committee. From the manner
in whibh this fimous letter was darkly
hinted at in private circles, and through
the oolosans.of the public press opposed to
she Administration, the community were,
no doubt, led to ooqjecture that when this
letter should be published, it would shake
the Republic Rom its centre to its circum
ference—that nothing short of a special
interposition of Providence could avert the
dire calamities that would follow in the
train of this terrible missive. Well, "the
mountain has labored, and - brptight forth
a moose," and a very insignificant mouse
at that. Notwithstanding the publication
of the letter, it appears that the world is
Going on just as smoothly as before its ap
pearance. The calamities, which even the
astute and able Mr. Walker thought would
remit from the publication, are found to
be but mere chimeras of that gentleman's
'fevered Imagination ; and, alter all. the
letter, so far from being as destructive in
/Ss consequences as one of Jove's thunder.
bolts, is one of the most courteous, harm
less and dignified epistles that was ever
penned by any great man in this or any
other country.
Before stopping to examing the peculiar
of this letter, now made fa,
mous by Cove(le, it may not prove amiss
to ettquirswhat a committee raised to in
♦estigate alleged corruption on the partof
the President and Cabinet, had to do with
this letter %Wel plainly does not squint it
bribery or corruption, and which Walker
himself treats as purely a private affair?
Certainly it does not come within the
,=ante of their scope of investigation.—
The:eamtnittee was not raised toaeccertain
whether the President had changed his
Hausa. policy or not. And if it had been,
the Committee has not proved it by this
Wane. Hers is the letter, which we are
willing to let speak Ibr itself:
WASinierox, July 12, 1847.
Yr DMA SIR duly received your
letter of the 211th ult., on Friday last. I
reed it to the Cabinet, then in session. The
Vilaw which it oontlined were not calcula
ted to assure us of your success, though we
Aid not despond. Hence you may judge
with whet matinfaction we received the cc
lomat of the pwoosedinip of the National
Democeatic Convention, held at Leoomp•
Omen the 3d inst. The point, on which
your and oar stamen depends is the sub
minion of the Constitution to the people ;
and by the people I mean, and I have no
acerb& you mean the actual bonu fide resi
denta who have been long enough in the
Teenier" to identify themselves with its
fete. The Legislature determined three
relas the period of residence to en ti
ii viduale to vote for members of the
Ceavention I and if the Convention should
thinkproper to adopt the same period to
entithiindividuals to vote for or against
the Constitution, it appears to me this
would be reasonable. On the question of
iabinitang the Constitution to the bona fide
remident settlers of Kansas, I am willing to
stand or fall. In sustaining such a princi
ple we cannot fell. It is the principle of
she Kane-Seigaska bill, the principle of
popular sovereignty, and the principle at
the foundation of all popular government.
The more it is discussed the stronger it
become. Should the Convention of /len
ses adopt this prindple, all will be settled
hareamitmely ; and, with the bleating of
Providence, you will return triumphantly
hem your arduous, important and respon
sible mission. The strictures of the Geor
gia and Missiesippi Conventions will then
pare ,to be speed il y forgotten. In re
tard to our news. from that State
hemming every day. We have
not yet bad time to hear much from Mis
sissippi. Bbonld you answer the resolution
of the latter, I would advise you to make
the great principle of the submission of the
Constitution tea. boar Jibs residents of
NEMOMM osespionously prominent. On this
you will be irresistible. With the question
of climate every person is acquainted, and
themore you inset upon this the more will
our urge that we are violating
the le of non-interference at the
of the Kansas-Nebreaka law.—
It lameness that people at a distance, who
have no practical acquaintance with the
,condition of Kamm, should undertake to
be wiser than those on the spot. It is be
yond all guava= the true policy to build
up a great Democratic party there to sus
tain the Constitution and the laws, com
passed of pro-slavery and free State Demo
crats; and If the mejority should be against
slavery, to obtain such constitutional pro
as will secure the right of slave
holders in Missouri and other States and
maintain all the laws guarding the.just
rights of the South.
In Immediate juxtaposition with the
above letter dated the 12th of July, 1857,
let us phis* an extract from the message of
the President, dated the 6th day of Decem
ber following, five months afterwards. which
is in these woods :
my deep convictions of duty, I
could have pursued no other course. It is
true, that. as an individual, I had express
ed an opinion, both before and during the
amnion of the 0.121121t1041, in favor of sub
mitting the remaining clauses of the Con
stitution; as well as diatom:warning 'Leery,
to the people. But, acting man official
shanalsirt neither myself nor any human
an had the power to re-judge the
of the Convention, and decilitre
the which it had framed to be
a nullity. To have done this would have
been a violation of the Kansas and Nehru
lea • left the people of the Terri
to..LB" free to form and regnhite
• institutions in their own
way, ant only to the Constitution of the
United - • ' It would equally have vi
olated the great principle of popular Sov
ereignty, at the S taadation of oar instil*.
lima, to deprive the people of the power,
.re t, , l proper to exercise it, of
to =themselves
tTer= rt, without
row/drift them to :abject their constitu
ent" to the trouble, expense, and delay of
a=Leleetion. It would have been in
tOlnalty precedents in our his
tory • In the very bed age of
th e •• • adulators of Territo
rial* 7 4.1 • . the Undon, without a pre.
sidoroinli their .
"It to . leniented that a question so
• • wires viewed in its Prectiml
• "C , people of Kansas, whether
decided Ma way or the other, should have
kindled such a ism* of excitement through-
out tit(' country. This reflection may
prove to h a legation of wisdom :iml of
warning foi our future+
, guidaner. Prac
tically considered, the Auestion is simply
whether the people)of tb4Tessitup shoal
first eoine Into the tlionand that °hang
any provision in the* constitition a• -
agreeable to themselvsii, oravkillish
very same object by ingnstining tof t
Union and framing soaker titution
in accordance with their will? In eithor
case, the result would be precisely the
same. The only difference in point of fact
is, thatjtbe object would have been much
sooner stained, and the passification of
Kansas supra apeedili 449144 bad IL-been
admitted Ss a Stateuring the last session
of Congress."
It is worthy of remark here, that the
language of the letter and that of the
above extract, which was written five
months afterwards, is strikingly similar;
yea, almost identical, both in phraseology
and import. In the letter he says---"It is
'strange that people at a distance, wh
".have'not practical acquaintance with the
"oendktion of Kansas, should undertake to
"Geiwiser than those on the spot." And
ie the message of the 6th December, 1858,
he-says- it is to be:lamented that a quer
'lien so insignificant, when • viewed in its
"practical effects on the people of Kansas
"whether decided one way 'or the other
"should have kindled such a flame of ex
"eitement throughout the country." Thus
Showing that so far from the President
having changed his:ground upon the ques
tion of the submission of the:Kansas Con
st itutian to the'people of the Territory, who
were bens fide residents of that Territory, or
'of running counter to the sentiments ex•
pressed inhhis private letter to Governor
Walker in July, 1857, that the same senti
ments are present with him and expressed
by him in his message, in language almost
precisely similar. The President also says
that "It is true that, as an individual, I
had expressed an opinion, both before
and daring the session of Convention, in
favor of submitting the remaining clauses
"of the Constitution, as well as that eon
"eerning slavery, to the people." If there
is inconsistency here, we cannot see it. If
those who seek'to distort the facts of histo
ry to their base or selfish purposes, in or
der to convict the Chief Magistrate of
double-dealing on the Kansas question,
seek to find the proofs to substantiate that
charge against the President, they must
produce other and setter evidence than
can be found either in the Walker letter or
in his message just quoted, and until they ,
do so, they must stand before the country
in the uneniiiable light of political trick
sters, destitute of that manly fairness which
should ever characterise discussions among
high-minded, honorable gentlemen. For
our own part, we rejoice, as a friend of the
President., that the Walker letter has been
dragged to light, for which flavor both the
President and his friends should feel alike
grateful to Governor Walker and the tio.
vcxle Comittee..
POTTilt AND PRTOIL.—The Republican
press, which
- is virtuously opposed to duel
ing, and is supported by all the Sharps
rifle clergymen in the country, has had a
rich placer to work for ten days past
growing out of a difficulty betweerVaroa,
of Virginia, and Pones, of Wisconsin,
both members of Congress. One of these
fire eating representatives of the fanaticism
of the North; and the South, is a Republi
can, and the other a Democrat. Each is a
type of his class--and neither, if good
sense and and a regard for the interests of
the country oontrolled eleotions instead
of gross, and hurtful sectionalism, would
ever have been sent to Congress. The
matter over which these two Honorable.
quarreled is equally as absurd as the at
tempt of , the peace-loving, religiously in
cltned Republicans to make a hero out of
Potter. If two school boys had fought
about such a trivial affair, their parents
would have spanked them. and sent them
to bed without their suppers, and the ver
dict of their playmates would have been,
served them right t. Potter and Pryor
should be served in much the same way
They ought to be kicked out of Congress
The cause of difficulty was as follows : A
ranting fanatic from:lllinois, named Lorne
~or, made a speech, and as he proceeded,
worked himself into such a towering rage
"that he lefthis seat and advanced into the
aisle, where he began addressing the South
ern and Democratic members personally,
shaking his fist at them and using language
'such as is not heard except from black
Washburn, from Maine, was
temporarily in the chair, and did not ex
ert himself at all in restraining the frantic
Sucker. Pryor and others rose from their
seats and said the member should be con
fined to parliamentary rules. His seat was
the proper place for him to speak from,
and it would aid to preserve the dignity
and order of the House if he shook his
fists from that distant quarter. The valiant
Potter now interfered to sustain Lovejoy.
The Globe reported the speeches and the
scene, butt not to Potter's mind. He carui•
ed to be ineertei, by the reporters, words
which they did not hear, placing himself
in a very defiant and heroic attitude, and
especially as insulting to Pryor, who, in
looking over the manuscript of the report,
saw the interpolation, and erased it. The
G/06e,however, appeared with theokjeotion
able interpolation in ; and then Pryor called
the attention of the House to it, and asked
explanations. Potter asserted he had used
the language, and that it might be con
strued as persons liked, and that he would
stand up to it. A challenge from Pryor
was the speedy result. Potter accepted It;
but named Bowie-knives as the weapons to
be used. The Virginian, who thought of
nothing but' "coffee and pistols for two," of
course objected to the Wisconsin instru
ments as not being according to the code
but "vulgar and brutal." This no doubt
had all been calculated upon by Potter ;
hence the fight did not come off, and - now
the Republican press proclaim Potter a
hero, and ire ahould'nt wonder if In their
eothusiame they would Dominate hint for
President at Chicago.
In all seriousness, is'ist this lamentable.
First, it is :lamentable that a couple ofetach
men, led an by a worse one even, Lowasar,
of Illinois, should set this whole memtry
agog by making braggart , ?pod , fool. of
themselves and secondly. Is'ntit lament
able that the press of a party that makes
such high claims to morality ahouki all at
once become the advocate, defender, and
apologist of the barbarous practice of darl
ing. For we bold it to he utterly hives
sible to defend or applaud either thee one
or the other of these men, and notappland
and defend the system by which they pro
posed to settle this difficulty. If Potter
was right in accepting a shapeup to Ike
tield, and proposing the murderous knite,
then dueling itself is right whether the
weapons be pistols. rifles, or small swords.
When amen say* he abhors the system,
antattie same time accepts ati invitation
to &e Id, plain sort of people. on the
priwids that factions speak louder then
notAelillptdiniude that he lies. When
editor* use up columns in denouncing the
code, and then use up as many more in
writing praises of one who proclaims him
self ready to stand by the code, plain sort
of people will conclude again that their,
virtue is put on and taken off, like . an
overcoat, to suit the weather !
At the beet, then this Porrse and faros
affair is a wretched one ; and would have
been dismissed with a slight parapraph had
we not seen an evident determination to
make a hero out of Potter by those whO
are continually denouncing dueling, and
pointing to it as evidence of a want of eiv
• 'on in the South.
A Mons THAT /NWT PAT.—The effort of the
republicans to create politicalcapital for them
selves by the passage of the bill for the sup
pression of polygamy in Utah does not bear the
abundant crop that was antiiipated of it. It
has now gouts to the Senate anti been referred
to the appropriate oommittee, and will, in the
coasts of time, it is to be hoped, be effectually
killed: The republicans know that the whole
sentiment of all sections of the country is a
unit against polygamy, and that probably not
a doss* individuals in the United States, out
side of Utah, can be found to speak a word in
Its favor. But the democrats believe that Con
gress has no power to meddle with it in the
Territories, and, even if it bad, the bill which
was presented would nut be of the slightest
avail In accomplishing its purpose. They
therefore opposed it, and forthwith the repub
licans raise a cry that the democrats are in fa
vor of polygamy, just as they are in favor of
slavery because they do not vote to abolish and
suppress it in the Territories, where Congress
really has no power over it :—ts process of
reasoning just about as lucid as that which
makes all men in favor of murder who oppose
the hanging and quartering of murderers
sir Some of those wonderfully wise editors
wbo, in discussing the Pryor and Putter affair.
assert that the refusal of the former to fight
the latter with any weapons be might choose,
lean unheard of principle of the code duello, are
not half as wise as they imagine.
We remember that Goy. Wise several years
ago refused to fight Oholson of Mississippi be
cause the latter chose lutims as the weapons—
and both Wise and Cost 4oirmoon, of Maryland,
refused to challenge Dr. Duncan, of Ohio, after
the latter had denounced them both on the
floor of Congress am "liars, scoundrels and
cowards," incense he announced that he would
fight only with broad-swoerds. Potter's dodge
then, only shows that it was intended as such,
and not as an actual proposition to fight In
this connection allow us to say that, after
reading the correspondence of these beliger
eat Congressmen, we have come to the conclu
sion that the only one that really wanted to
fight, among the four mixed up in the affair,
was Potter's second, Col. Lander. As the say
ing is, he'd as soon fight as eat ; but Pryor soil
Potter bad rather eat, decidedly.
Demoorstio National Convention
The Convention was called to order by Judge
Smalley, Chairman of the National Committee
Francis B. Flourney, of Ark., was chosen
WinararY Chairman. and ratuirebe4 t1...h. Co..
the honor.
William F. Ritchie was appointed tempora
ry Secretary.
Mr. Fisher, of Virginia, offered a letter from
the Wood delegation of New York.
The reading of it was objected to by Mr.
Cochrane, of N. V., as not in order. ('onsid
erable excitement ensued. Mr Fisher denied
the right of the delegate from New York to
speak on the 'subject., and said that when the
letter was read he bad a resolution to offer
Mr. Cochrane demanded the reading of the
resolution. The question was put to the Con
vention whether the letter should he reed It
was decided in the negative
Mr. Cochrane moved that the rules of the
last Convention be adopted.
Mr. Fisher claimed that he had the right to
the floor. (Immense confusion and cries of
The President decidid that Mr (ochtane
was entitled to the door.
Mr. ,Fisher would not be trampled upon He
had his rights and would maintain them
Mr. Clark, of Ala., protested against the de
cision of the chair.
Mr. Walker, of Ala., called, came forward,
mounted the Cleak's table and demanded that
he should be heard. appealing from the deci
sion of the Chair.
The question was put un the appeal and the
Chair sustained. (Immenense cheering.
Mr. Fisher again rose and offered to present
the letter from the Wood delegation.
The President decided the reception of the
letter out of order.
Mr. Cook, of Ohio, offered a resolution to
appoint a committee on permanent organiza
Mr. Barksdale, of Mississippi, offered an
amendment, that the Committee shall consist
only of members of States from which there is
no contest.
Mr. Richardson, of Illinou, spoke in favor
of harmony, and urged gentlemen to. I,e calm
and preserve order.
Mr. Cochrane did not desire anything but a
fair hearing.
Mr. Cook, of Ohio, offered a resolution ca
oludin New York and Illinois froM par
t! in the organization, the entire dele•
as being contested.
Mr. Clark, of Mo., protested that the reso
lution was out of order—that no states should
be excluded whose delegated have been admit
ted to the door. (Cheering sad excitement
Mr. Cook considered that those who were
admitted to the door had a right to participate
In the acts of organisation, except the commit
tee of credentials.
Alo debate; folktwed, participated in by
Mamma Biobardwn, Judge Meek of Ala.. and
Barksdale of Mimi.
Mr. Cessna offered an amendment, that two
committees, one on orpnisation and one on
credentials, be appointed ; Illinois and New
York to be excluded from the latter.
The previous question was called. and the
resolution adopted by ayes, 254; nays, 44.
Resolutions were introduced requesting the
dis from New York and Illinois not to
e participate in' thern until the right
to the oats of the o
dds settled.
A =ties to lay the resolution on the table
was untried--ayea, 269; nays, 44.
The &Mee were celled, and the nu- •of she
committee en trtaintion and arecieet le ap
pointed by the legations.
A retehaloa was offered requesting tha cre
deatiala to be banded to the Secretary. Fisher,
of Virginia, demanded that Fernando Wood's
Wee be now reed sad the Com
' sates
• Mr. Co
Coo 'h
that it be received and
neared to the ecenntittee without a reading.
After much excitement it was adopted.
The vote on excluding the New York and 11-
' linois de leimthme from Committee on Creden
:tia/s, wee abopied with the following negative
rotas; Maryland; 1; Virginia, 16; Georgia 10;
Louishma, 6;• Alindasissippi, 7;
,Texas, 6; California, 2; balance all in the &f
-ilmed"... Ayes, 244; nays, 64.
Oa the motion to request them not to panic
ipses in the organisation, the vote was nearly
'Me same, steep. that Virginia voted in the af
firmative end Arkansas in the negative.
I The credentials having been banded to the
'oommittee, on motion the Convention adjourn
ed ati Velook until to -tampon.
Cmaamtrrim. April 24.
The Notional Qoaveatioa reassembled at 10
o'clock this manilas.
The oeaualttse ea Permanent Organization
reported k hoot of the Hoe. Caleb Cushing
ter Pimatisai, and sae 'floe President sad Bee
retary tram each State in the Union. Those
of Pennsylvania are Thomas Cunningham and
F. Van Zant.
The Comonithoe On - P_ n Lai ton
also repo to wit That
in an Suite bit 0, been provided
or directed by es • t on bow it 9 vote
may be given, dia. Domikioa ssi r i t.
the right ofentgth 4dawai if toe
al vote.,--. - c-•• vsrl;: - r
Mr Wright, of Pa., ma eitstrbng appeal for
harmony lt harmony did not prevail here.
the nomination to be made would not be worth
the paper un which they were recorded, when
brought before the people. lle wet in favor
of the rule Emir delegate should be permit -
ted to cast his vole insect:ordeal°. with iris eon
victions and those of his constituents. Penn
sylvania had never voted as a unit, except
when their sentiment wits unanimous. He
closed by demanding the previous queation,
and the vote was then taken on that part of the
report relating to presiding oftices, and it was
adopted unanimously
• dr, Flournoy then returned 01/Luke. coun
seling moderation and harmony. We are all
marching under one flag—the Democratic pn r
ty has but one Sag—the flag of our count!) -
He denounced sectionalism, and hoped IN more
allusions would be made to such divi-lons.
The lioti Caleb Cushing was then tutrodiee
ed to the Convention, and spoke as follows
tlEsruolrEs or fag CultiVENriov —I respect
fully tender to you my most earuet expre— ,
ion of profound gratitude for the honor which
you hare this day done inc in appointing too to
preside over your deliberation. It is, how ev
er, a responsible duty imposed much ro , ,re than
a high honor conferred.
In the discharge '‘ot that .luty. m Coe di
rection tit business and of debate. and on the
preservation of ordek, it shall he in:, con-tans
endeavor faithfully and impartially So °thewo
here as your minister, and not humbly to to
fleet your will. In a great deliber.itive assem•
bly like this, it is nin the presiding officer in
whom the strength! resides, It is not his
strength, but yours-r-your intelligence—your
sense of order—you 4 instinct of self-respect.--
I rely, gentlemen, cdntidently upon you. ii tt
upon myself, for 1111'i PrOUIFIL [lna parlianietita
ry dispatch ut
the lorituess of the, I: o ru h p..i,tlkAl
Gentlemen, yon Imv come - litre !non la greet,
hills of the Eastern kitates—arum the rich ',totes
of the imperial centre—from the sun lighted
plains of the Soutti—from the fetal:, State
oohs mighty basin pf the Mississippi
the golon shores obi the dista t )reu.oll . 111`
California I Loud dheers.
You have come hither in the were;..' ..t to
highest functions of! a free people. to partici
pate, to aid in the election of the future ruler•
of the Republic. Volt du tins as the repte
wentatives of the Lliiiniocratic party—id that
peat party of the Onion, whose proud m,ssion
it is to maintain the public liberties, to recon
cile popular freedom with constitutions' or
der, to maintain the sacred reserved rights of
the sovereign States. t Loud and long contin
ued applause. i To stand. in II wont, the per
petual sentinels of the outpost+ of the Consti
tution tries of -lhat s the talk, and loud
and enthusiastic cheering i Slurs, gentlemen.
is the motto inscribed on that scroll in the
hands of the monumental statue of the great
statesman of South Carolina, "Truth, Justice
and the Constitution. - I Loud cheers
posed to us are those who labor to overthrow
the Constitution under the false and insiduous
pretense of supporting it, those who are aim
ing to produce in this country n permanent
sectional conspiracy- a traitorous sectional
conspiracy of one half of the States of the l a
ims against the other' half those who, impelled
by the sttipt.l and half insane spirit of faction
and fanaticism, would hurry our land on to
revolution and to civil war. The..e, the band
ed enemies of the ('onstitution. it is the part,
the high and noble part of the Democracy of
the Union to withstand, to strike down, and
to conquor. Aye, that is our part. und we well
du it in the name of dear country- - with tne
help of God we will do it. Loud awl enthu
siastic cheers.) Aye, we will do it f.r, gen
tlemen. we will nut distrust ourselies we will
not ,lespair of the genius of our count ry we
will continue to repose in undoubting furl, tit
the good Providence of Almighty Go.I I. ot.l
A warm debate then sprung up on the
rule ieported by the 'oninatt tee on t irgan
ization, in whit it Messis Richaitlson,
McCook, Cessna of Pennsyl 11111. L. 8.11 I ) 111
Mississippi, Josiah Randall :aid many oth
ers took part.
Mr. Randall also oppotesl tt, tlis laitng
that. certain refractory member- in the
Pennsylvania delegation proposol to y ay
late and misrepresent their cen,tituents ut
voting for Douglas, whose nomination, in
his opinion, would lead to certain defeat.
He then went into a review of the action of
preceeding Democratic( 'onvention.on the
Mr. Richardson rose to reply. and asked
Mr. Randall who made him an expounder
of Democratic principle and preetslent
How lung had the gentletnan been ni the
Democratic ranks
Several per-one rose to point- to tittle!.
flue Chairman decided that Mr. Re-b
-enison was entitled to the tlot tr. an] then
changed his decision denying het tight.
Mr. Richardson standing on .1 chair in
the centre of the ball within, Beeves rolled
up. and determined to Is• W.l, fi
nally allowed to go en, anti again it meked
Mr. Randall as having recently come into
the fold. alluding to his political anteced
ents as entitling his opinion, on Diem:a:re
cy to but little consideration. lie did not
desire after a life's sen ice in the cause to
be reproved by the recruit- of esterday. -
[Applause. I
The question wa, then called on the mo
tion to strike out the rule relati%e to the
right of members of each delegation to vote
as they think proper unless instructed Li
the Convention that appointed them.—
During the call of the roll the greatest ex
citement existed.
The Tennessee, Virginia and Indiana
delegations protested against the announce
ment of the Chairman giving the votes of
the several States 118 a unit against the
adoption of the rule.
The vote was finaliy announced as fol.
lows: Yeas, 101 . nay-, WS; so the rule
was adopted, and the majority of a delega
tion cannot compel the minority to ‘Ote
with them as 3 unit unless instiucted by
the Convention that appointed them.
The resolution offered y ester day fei the
appointment of a Committee on Resolu
tions and a Platform was then called pip,
and an amendment offered that no ballot.
ing be allowed for President or Vice Pres
ident until the Committee have iirele their
A vote was first taken on the resolution
for the appointment of the Commit
tee, which was adopted. The Committee
wa, then appointee.
After the Committee on Platform e
announced, the motion was renewed on the
proposition that no balloting shall take
place until the report of the Committee on
Platform be adopted.
A motion to lay the resolution on the ta•
ble was rejected—yeas 32k, nays 2701. The
vote was then taken on the resolution, an-1
it was adopted by acclamation.
A long debate then ensued on a proposi
tion to limit members from speaking more
than once on the same subject, and it was
finally laid over till to-morrow.
Judge Meek presented. the Alabama
platform and it was referred to the Coin
mittee on Platform.
The Convention adjourneil till 10 o'clock
to-morrow morning.
eIIARLE:4TUN, April 2.5.
The Convention re-attend/led at 1.1
o'clock this morning.
The resolution restricting '.peckers to fif
teen minutes, and but once on a subject.
was taken up, debated and rejected—ay-4-4
120, nays 121.
Ex-Gov. Rolliw4m. chairman of the Ver
mont delcru, .u, died 'of appoplexy this
A restilii ~n relative to debate, restrict
ing speaks.. , to fifteen minuted on all sub
jects except on platform=,. was then intro
duced and ado 1 ' 4,ncl on that the rule
of the House of Representatives would
apply, hauling . each speaker to one hour.
A resolution to appoint a national com
mittee to act for the next four years, was
discussed, and finally referred to a select
committee, to inquire into the propriety of
giving the national committee power to
name both tha time and
,place of holding
the convention. The committee on cre
dentials reported that the sitting delegates
from New York, Illinois, Massachusetto.
and Maryland,—the latter T. M. Lanahan,
and Roliert .1 Brunt—are entitled to their
The repo: t" I Elie minority of the com
mittee was- presented. it was signed by
the meinburs of the Committee from Ala
hams, Texas. tleorgla, and MiesissipPi, and
recommends - that one half el each of the
ewY(.lk contestants be at:Witted to thy'
convintioni--eseh to cast It Votes.
The debate on the report at the cometut
tee on credentials, W:1.4 continued till six
k. hen it was closed by the previous
que,tion being. called A vote was first,
taker: on the Illinois tpiestion, and Messrs
Brent and - Lanai/All were awarded seats.—
A vote was then tartan by 4tates,:ou the
minority report of the Committee, to di
vide the vote , between the two New York
delegation-. The Suttee that voted were
Nortt carol mA. . ieorgia, 10:
. I • Alabama, 9 ; Mississippi,
, lennetseo, 9 : California, 1-+;
:1.--Ayes, 55, Nays, 245; so the
Dean Richmond delegate% were admitted
- the Wood delegates excluded.
nowittieement of the result was re
ce:%. -I Iv:II, cherry anti great excitement.
. o intion 1., Admit the Wood dole-
t ,, 11,01 , ,rar) a eata on_the floor added
to tli t ; Gut the resolution was
finally Lull uniler the rule until to-
ut iri.,iv
M I M. , m.zoineiy moved that the re-io
ior appointing a National Commit
tee he Lel over till after the nomination
et cailiilati , fir Presidency.
1 . 11•••1••,tt4 of Gov. Robinson, of %'erittotit
Nd , .111110U11Ceti, kind gi resolution of (•(.11
‘l , .lonce with In family was adopted.
It reroß t•LI to accompany the u ntu Lilt/ MAIL. lioll4o tthe I "at
untn.-hately :tiler the wljournment.
t:onyeminn then, at 7 o ' clock, aa-
The i unreal ion assembled at 10 o clock
r Fit chugh, vt Virginia, presented a series
.1 I .-Autionit on the fugitive slave la* Re
to; od to :M. eowmittee on
11 r Hugh., of Peutptylvania, recognising as a
Irt.'f - that while the Irvernuient ha.s nu power to
pt °lee!, slave' property in the territories, it
: Prot t ie fur enforcing existing laws and
I. wectmg existing rights Referred to the
ooinuoth, on platturms.
'ftio eolomit too on I,lal i-rius 14 uC , and
is understood they are wholly unable to
ugret and that three ~ p araie :plat forms will
I , C presented
Mt Brown, or l'enwiyivania.pre•iented a res
olution declaring ;Mil euligriiiit. to the terri
tor r .•arrying with t Lem .dare property are
protection to such property
dt \ Itker atnen.lutent
, le , i4ritiu tho duty of ill , . govortinient tl.l
leral protection to all IRVIN; of property,
or utherwi , e. in Ito. tern: ;rte." or on the
h Lgit 'Ca!
The amendweni %An ce pied, and the re.*
Int i , ti 111 aineu. led ivt..r. rd 1.41 the e.numitte. on
plat form.
[h.. Tenn Platform an. then load and re
ferred A dozen or more resolutions a ith re
gard to slavery in the Terntories were eresent
ed from vanou. delegates and referred to the
Platform Committee
A number of resolutions relative to Railroad%
to the Pacific were at..., pre.ented and referred.
Mr.tlewunl At Georgia presented a resoln
ttou on the right- of .luNehoiler., deseriliinga
suitable Abut 111. i. nit I declaring James Guth
rie. or by . no• pi urn wain to Ilulaiillate for
the Pre- oletiot
.1 re.stant nal on •',,, tnt td I,4tug presented
Capt. kaittli Ityn.lcr4 pt ,p04e.1 to include Mu
whi-ke) in the t., he pretfet
Nlr Bayair.l of 11.1 hopert that the t'unvett
tion Would not Le male to appear rirlieulou
before tho country ty re.olutinna, an ,
moved that tiwy Ire referred without reading
('apt Ityrefoi , ire , It rire•l t , y big 'intend
mem to pro r,, itieur. an I he had cite
The COTIIIIIII!.•.• tat n plai!..ilik tiol being reaely
.1 report. the 4.1.4...irne.1 till four
Ike" A outl;_ , man of the name at I'l la ra
WA, treated to a ride uifron a rail, at. Knox
% 11le, Fenn., on tlif• 31ander
oug expav•-..,0n4 10War , 1% ladle 4 of
11.1a.•11 4 ; ran gel the yeller mother ..t the 11..11 Fralteis hanger
:Ln.l of Irene: .I.nin .1 -hrauger. died at
t:anandanzu t on Tuy.l LL last. of the age of
91 1 cunt .•
Del- ALIN. •l une t,amld.•, a woiow
Eatinntoai, tta . t tint influence of
I tnun,.ui,uu.i. ,i4t/ hrrt..•ll to
the • 411 , 41 In/ t h ,• nth MM.., having
it t. ra it:uncle ttt
thy" hktml 4.! thr it..•%. Jacob N. liar
ll„. alie Lf ed 'tit. poisoner, ti in pro
gress :it I:ell - vier, New .ler-ey. Prof.
I Illcon ha- a liah tell lac contents of MN.
fiat :den s -t.,tnw I. tool kaiak! arsenic in
oonsalerubhe ylahtity. lite evidence
looks rather bard fOr the le% ererel gentle-
gee Item) Vaal. Of Nilltord, Hunter-ton
Co., N. .1 was. robbed 1.. t Saturday of a
stun of money, hi dolling. and his wife,
by an employee of his, named Nelson. Two
lo‘ely gills, of one and three years of age,
wrrii. Mt helntel. Ras clothing way taken
iro . his room while he was asleep.
Stir A Chicag. ) correspondent sliys th e
report that proceedings had been 1 ., on.
tinned in the Burch ai. e, ur that the tartar
has beet/ cvl/10•01111.t.ell, is wholly untrue,
as the counsel fen detcnce is at present
preparing-his answer to the complaint, and
the case will be tried probably ut the next
session of the 'actut
Stir A young girl. the daughter of a
lawyer in Toledo, ()in.,. being struck with
a longing to become an actress, ran away
trout home and went -to Detroit. Apply
ing to :et many theatrical managers as she
could find. received the same answer
from all--a negative. She then disappear
and Mid n o t I found at latest av
CI Mint,.
INN — A few evenings since, a lady in
LoNington, Michigan, was playing upon a
melodeon, when a mouse emerged from
the corner of the room, ran up tremblingly
to the instrument, then ascended the dress
of the performer into her lap, and finally
nestled under- her hasque. e The little ani
mal was in such a high state (intestacy that
it was utterly powerless, and had the per
former continued longer it would have ex
pit .41
kir -1 'nett+lie coffin. containing the
body of a young lady who had been buried
more than four years. was lately opened in
Memphis, Tenn. The body was in an ex
cellent state of preservation—the hair,
pa! ticulorly was e Cry lite-like, and, what
is more AstonishMg, full-blown camelia
japonica; which some affectionate hand tied
twined is) the tres-es of the girl, was re- -
markably fresh looking, the leaves retain
ing their -s )ft, greenish hue to perfection.
far An Alabama paper contains a long
,tory about a negro. a pilot on one of the
Chattahoochee river steamgoatis, whose
skin, it is ,tatetl, is eh 'gin • im a jet
black to the faire-t whit ' ec k and
arms, as far as the tinge! , are smooth,
soft, delicate whiteness, that ‘‘,.uld rival
that of the tentlereAt, purest Circassian :"
rehile "his lips are (*fa •aoft, ruddy hue, and
his face and body are beginning to show
the same radical change.' Barnum should
get- hiu..
Sir The Washington correspondent of
the Charleston Cuttri( r, tells a curious story
about the money raised to curry Pennsyl
vania for i.vcit.issst. He says a Fillmore
merchant in New York received a spiritu
al communication from some departed
worthies, telling him that it was his duty
to prevent the coalition between the Amer.
loans and Ite,publicans in Pennsylvania, by
which Fremont could have secured the
State, and that the spiritualpoliticiau
,expended-$70,000 of his own money to
defeat the coalition, and succeeded. "And
be jabers ye did it well r'
star A corresionilen.
the Nest Orleans 7',.‘s I'. '.., .• , .1
••an *trait" which ~,..e.:•. .. • ;,.
tween C .A. Col. S. ktidg. o, i ..1
Walk's.. , Lod: ge. 0... `.% '' .
rt c te l ;t i g den t e,..1 1„
t i su• to • f.•I-• ,
• t f er. lialottolli: I
Oki h lainuitregs.l,-tl.l.
learitlla T., ifi t iel, \‘ ,i:,
—Waal: you 1,1...1.-.4•, "II
-then sent a 11' /N. Ipy I1'.• 1, ' ; I i
'doitr,iibich newt P, it rippe..r. % , ' , l-1t 111 ie
for explanation In 1111 ,1 \ et I.•
note, lien Walker lepheel that .a 11 I 'o
/341 " Aid ittit 1111. e/ ill IQ itUI/U4ll I'. I. A i , 1
or courage or 1'..1 Loekridg• A 1,11 .II.•
affair entlett wt . :lb. - nit win ipreli t., !. -to)
Capt. Fayssoux A/IA W.I.MPI ••• 1t1(11 1 '
fo-!am'o Adrertisentritts.
New Leather Store !
11. K t(4 ER
.vv t I'ERRI .Y r.l
Wi ) 1'1.1 ) r1•-•!), - -et11.111) tul tlu t!: ,
In g.nrril :fat th•) haver ~ prrotA I hew
FINI/IN 4. 1•TI//:f
to lb* shot, n•uawd klacw• S m•r• .L.• ••• • • .
17 cro baud ail ••• . •
colurN which lbw, will .„ ..Thiry bop, by sarict !Btu.° !,, • .
tarmistatiwo ••‘••,) tool. •,) •
iniwit Iltorral Wasps of va4•llt •• •
on Laud all kin& of
ifi , ./F.II.iKER I\uT t• .
Loather fur Rookbi , •.i.,••• end T•tnr••• (I !
frir Comb will tar pa,.l ,r Itiw I r,
Skins. II KETTKI •• •
Wiw i April, 1880
"One of the most succestff , tl Fire
Insurance Oompaniee of this or an y
°thin. oountry.”—Supersigt . • '
dries Mpartmear, Rune , 1 ~r..
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CASH CAPITAL, - $1,500,000
APPLICA fluN;•, •
word on u ( • r• , .•
equal reeponalbiltty, .ad .1; ••• •
and paid by the undersign...l A . • -
Ap 2b-47
186 0 .
NelN and rd-,ll.l4)trahlc
Wholesale and Retail!!
Nu. I.
IS D'W reC'eit
Fashiona ble Goods
Including t
h boiii
Staple and Fancy Goods
}'The 3 , " r
New Opening----New , :.),,,i-,
R. B. II I' Ii I: .\•-•tf , 111. •
and the pubtl , g•os.. • L •• ,
Tin, Copper & Sheet Iron 13- k,l
ad Ito mrieti.m. at N P.• ••• • -
State :•trort, oppanutt• . ...
•t tuth • good et I,a: tt. t
111:111,tOgitkle.1a itb a in t• ••-',:i,
And flou+e F,lrw.hing
Jobbing mail
ly and to"rou,;lior T.
put up at abort I c.iee
TO . 01 0100, 1,1 .t •
say glr. MO • Mil, as l art N. , " 1 n
eti , elptirmg Or yualit• r
.1"/" "N .\ I „,,•otinc, of des: r. • • . ,
stock of
GRI vcr,lftEs,
At their spacious r
Streets., Erie, f
COMpete with any J. 5...'.
E.r.4xLv_i I 1 4
ts respectfully unlititod from
the porpoao of buyieht nom ,
mental fur lowering the
direct from tho head or Elio FL , 1r ). •
dent that ad Variety of Brood.
odor cannot Lad to mart thstrulit. t' t
of country,
Erin. Aprfl 21.1860.
STA TE STREEI a full .." .antut f '1
llorrvt•c /
Willow. Woottand ?hone Wart.,
ware no hand $lll4 rh..p. at
April 25. JOHN LI 1..\ :1 AI:
TRY BA NY A.RD'. 3f I 1 I
J1111.a.. Btu, r./.•lr , I 11.. .1 • •••
Try Banyard'a entailed, gran Isk, •
and Coffee IL, New Odorant N: •14-1 4.• • •
Sugar., menial/ low at , • :••
T RY BANYAt tr s Y. II Tr. I •
Tt A
# liunpowdet T-a n. .• • d
44 Oolong stoldS. ~,...• • t.
warranted to ore aatatart tort or 1,11,,ti •
Anicar }loom. New Orwmats If • .•
do , Porto Rico do t .-'1114,4
11)0( )li.K. Baru., Shottlyl4.N. 1.1
Rap. Buttor, lard, end Ilah, 51a '. • '
%atomaged Vegetable.* cantered 1) at
AFINE S'tock of F:til4 y i.r.u.• i-
GABS aad TOBACCO. Cedl al! d<-t., "svra
Goodo &Owned to aeret of 44? ..nty
~MAAt Att.P
'New Millinery.
Mai lIIL'CoN e ; ;ul"1.1).
with Ilia A.K.Cole
ad • now •
Where the Lactic
(betted to di and ....
se %polity and prices.
Brie, April 21, NNW
For the bpring Trade ! !
IHAVE in Storo , -
un dally rveriving
New Styles' of
Comprising all the qualitlee, from the' ro. • ••• •• •
the hoed guilty of Trench, Paeiteb :Ind A Ili I / I . 4 /
afaetare, at Louse pekes than before niter..!
april2l-441 J 4 '4E1.0.
Thirtaini per cent Hayed.
-THE COAL 01 sold by -
without sailor or citing—town,' tI, s rim r • ,
Same, sail will hut longer than that • n tin •
In market—thaw* Is nn mistake t u • a 17,1 , ~.1
shoe. Pries ONLY ONE DOLL—Sit A II 1I I oN.
!head deld *sly by 1021-4,11 CARTER k HRO.
Three Large Sales kooms
Opposite Brown's Hotel
--II !;-
DRY 40014
xr Y r&-r
Terms Cash,
Prices Always Uniform
Wm. A. GRis\%lui
1 . 111 11/ ••1 4
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11. 1 it I Pi(i111 M \
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k\! , '
2d Flool• of tnis Establishmen
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W: 1 ! A OP rWOLD
of tlic Big, Sl.oe
INT ). 1U
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This Section of Country
( IVI Mr 1:L.11).
11 C it.• XN' (1. t-)t' .3. K Xi
;d v.,th frl, .-1••
fel ,11 rnv L.i Hal,
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irt:tnt 1111,114•111
Mr. Cotter In our Custom Departmew
Triennial Convention of Schoo
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Election Notice.
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