Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, July 27, 1860, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated July 27, 1860 Page 1
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VOL: van .c. NEW SERIES, XHE BEDFORD GAZETTE, IS PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MOK.NI,NO R|' B. F R F YERiS, r the following terms, to wit: 51.50 per annum, CASH, in advance. ," uu <1 if paid within the year. u <i ii not paid within the year. -=" No subscription taken for less than six months. '-No paper discontinued until all arrearages are " lii tess at the option of the publisher, it has I'deeid'd by the United States Courts that the jgeofa newspaper without tne payment ot ar -es. is prima/ant, evidence ot fraud and is a ninai offence. have decided that persons are ac table for the subscription price of newspapers, i) take them from rae post office,whether 'hey ,cnbe for them. or not. IREKLEIiWT EXTRACTS! hi the first page ol FY. Jordan's Inquirer, t ar a number of extracts, or what purport to xtracis, from former issues ol the Gazette.— n ol these are so mutilated and garbled thai > are made to convey an entirely different rung from that which they were intended ep'esent, and are made to refer to other 'ons than those adverted to in the originals, j instance, in the last batch of these extracts, rticle of ours is made to refer to MR. DOC- j by the intsrpolation, in brackets, of tne j ds "Stephen A. Douglas ik. Co." This is a LIBERATE FORGERY upon our arti - and shows the extremity to which those •ing politicians are driven to make capital their party. As a set-ofi to these extracts r aolisli below a string ol pearls from Jordan's v.i, pure as they came from the shell and out any alteration or mutilation to suit purposes. Thev will serve to show thees i in which Air. Jordan held Mr. Douglas -iSB, and how excellent a Democrat, he was eonsidered by the Opposition. From Jordan's Inquirer, Jan 1, 1833. i,e Gazette is doing all in its power to keep iders in the dark on the affairs o! Kansas, ill not let its readers see the truth. Why • it not publish til whole of the letter of . Walker, resigning the office of Governor . ansas ? Why does it not publish thespee of Stephen A. Douglas, the author of the ias-. Nebraska bill, on the same subject ? why does it not publish any of the editori f John W. Forney, in regard to the affairs ansas ? Are they not sufficiently Demo a io i*t .JiMi:. views by known to the peo • Your party friends, Mr. Gazette, want on this great question which is now agi ; the country, and you refuse togive them t iews of your own party men. Do you darkness rather than light, because your ■ d i a: •• evil ? delighted was Mr. Jordan with the states ip and great abilities of Mr. Douglas, that . i same number of his paper from which ive is taken, he published the following g description ol the "Little Giant " Douglas on the Stnale Floor. Washington correspondent of the Inde rt, gives the following vivid descrip . ,e "Little Giant" full head < Verv short in stature, but ol such phy -onorlions, aside from this lack, as in to attract the attention of a stranger. A • ge head, connected with broad and pow ,i'' shoulders by a short, full neck ; a efficiently roomy to contain the lungs of and a pair of short dumpy legs, com be physical picture of the "Little Giant," xcept the broad Websterian brow, and >p set, cavernous eyes that sparkle and vhen excited, like miners' lamps beneath . is the tremendous brain power, lodged perpendicular precipice of a forehead, noting out its fires from its shadowy eye, as given him the sobriquet which lie will to Iris grave. — When excited and in full f debate, that massive head rolls and ■ with the emphasis of his thought, and ge hand doubles until the nails indent the r else the bioad open hand receives the i :ts mate and italicises the sentence with uig report. The sweat pours from him v, and falls from his head or is thrown his shoulders by those inimical shakes • j ad, as (he rain drops are shaken fiom by a storm. Add to this a thick bushy hair, and a restless, uneasy feeling, prevents his being at rest for five con - minutes, and keeps hirn moving from nt to another in the Senate Chamber, picture of the 'Little Giant." is com "g-m. in the course of an editoiial on a, ratic meeting held in Jhe Court House i i " . nary. 1858, Mr. Jordan says : •5' meeting was a sad blunder from the be-1 ginning. No one will presume to deny that up j to .i r.ight of this meeting there were not 20 ! D F-s men in the county, .IAD NOW ! Til'-. / .IRE I.Y THE MAJORITY. YOU ' t'.'lA" IURDLY MEET Jl DEMOCRAT ./// -• DOES YOT SUSTJLV MR. DOU GUIS. A gain in a selected article, Mr. Jordan I th as follows : : as sustains Walker in his desire to give Ay," and he has lost his position in the o < m party ; for, to be in good standing i there - necessary to approve fraud and vio- i leoce, and stand by forgers and ballot box stu tiers. Douglas, according to Mr. Jotdan, was then ii tne right. He was a pure and upright states man. He was, then, a most exemplary politi cian and an entirely orthodox Democrat. Why then. . s not Mr. Jordan continue to speak of I iglas m this strain ? What has come over the spirit ot his political dreams \ Reader we can tell you STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS IS THE NOMINEE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ; THE MAN PUT FORWARD BY THE DEMOCRACY TO BEAT LINCOLN. That accounts for the sour milk in Jordan's co coa-nut. Whenever garbled and altered ex tracts Irom the Gazette appear in his organ hereafter, the people will know the reason why. Yloim' Bolivia* 'Uiitntltr! iD~The New York Express s ays: "Several leading Tenuesseans, now in thiscitv, are per fectly certain that Hie Breckinridge and Lane ticket can make no great progress in that State." •IF" Col. Win. H. Cnrrni! has been removed from the Post-Office at Memphis Term., and the place has been given to M. C. Galloway, the editor of The Avalanche. Col. Carroll's of fence was his support of Douglas. LFNJ we're from Alabama. —The Troy Ad vertiser, published at Troy, Pike county, Ala., heretofore liie most zealous fire-eating paper, changes its position, and iioists tae name* of Douglas and Johnson. OF™A large Douglas meeting was held in Baltimore on Monday evening. A letter was read from Fernando Wood strongly endorsing Douglas as the nominee of the regular National Democratic Convention. iCF"A Douglas Elector in •Virginia,—Hen ry S. Hopkins, the Democratic Presidential e lector in the Second Congressional district of Viiginia, in a letter to the Richmond Enquirer, says he shall support, and will vote for, Stephen A. Douglas and Herschel V. Johnson. iTF"A Douglas State Convention is called at Milledgeville, Georgia, July 2+th. Governor Johnson, the candidate for Vice President, will probably be present, and will afterwards stump Georgia, as Breckinridge did Kentucky in 1856. IGF"Douglas in Alabama. —The Huntsville Advocate, by far toe ablest and most influen tial of the two Democratic papers in that citv, runs up the Douglas flag, and ably defends its champions. The Yancey ticket is more unpop ular in that gentleman's own State than in any other South of Mason and Dixon's line, except perhaps' Georgia, where he is equally well known as a disunionist and agitator,— Richmond Whig. oF™The Virginia Herald says that a majority of the Democracy of Spottsylvania county, Vir ginia, r for D mglas and Johnson. '■ 7^Douglas JMeeting at Trenton, .Y. J.— TRENTON, N. J., July 12. A large and enthu siastic meeting of the Douglas Democracy was held in the Third and Fourth Wards of this citv, this evening, to appoint delegates to the State Convention. Resolutions were adopted, strongly denoun cing any union with the Breckinridge win", and instructing the delegates appointed to vote for no man for elector who will not unqualifi edly and in good faith suitain the nominations of Douglas and Johr.son. oF™There are nine papers in Massachusetts supporting Breckinridge for the Presidency, and every one of 'hem is conducted by an office holder under the General Government. \£r~Doug/rrs movement in Virginia.—An Electoral ticket to be. nominated. — RICHMOND, V A., July 12. —Tt is currently reported that the friends ol Mr. Douglas will call a State Convention, to be held at Staunton, at which a distinct electoral tieket wiii'be nominated. HF"The Geneva Gazette, one of he most ul tia "Hard'' arid Dickinson papers in the State, hoists the DOUGLAS & JOHNSON flag with a hearty good will. BF™Tfie New \ork Sunday Atlas , whose editor is a Naval Storekeeper, has come out for DOUGLAS & JOHNSON. Mr. Herr.ck shows his independence in taking this course. iXF'The Os*ego Gazette comes out tot Dou glas ar.d Johnson. This is a bold move on the part of Mr. Beeoe who is Postmaster at Oswe- S°- 9F™The New York Sunday Times, which at first,"squinted towards the secession candidates, has got back 'on the fence," and looks rather to the North side of it. The "Mercury and Courier," are "neutral" with "Popular Sov reignty" sympathies. OF™AII the Democratic papers in New Hampshire sustain the nomination ol Mr. Dou glas. IN TENNESSEE. —The Shelby ville True American is out strong for Douglas. It says : Yancey has nearly consummated his hellish purpose—but in the spirit ot patriotism, in the spirit of God and our country, we intend to appeal for its rebuke. (IF"BKOAHHEAD FOR THE NOMINEE. —The Hon. Richard Br. dhead, declared at the Demo cratic meeting held in Easton, last week, that he felt bound to stand by the nominee of the Democratic National Convention—Stephen A. Douglas. Just what we expected of that reli able old Qemociat. NOEEL OF MISSOC&I. —Gen. Noell, member of Congress from Missouri, puts him self laitly and squarely in favor ol Mr. DOU GLAS, and will wcyk zealously for his elec tion. —The Greenfield Dem ocrat and Lawrence Sentinel, two papers that started out lor Breckinridge and disunion, have hauled down that flag and run up the banner of the Democratic nominees— DOUGLAS &, JOHNSON. The editor ofthe Sentinel, '.hough a federal office holder, says that he cannot and will not repudiate regular nominations, or defy the popular rentiment of his own coun ty- _ QF™DOOGLAS r.% Mississippi.—The Corinth, Mississippi, True Democrat, supports Douglas and Johnson. In that State there will be but two BEDFORD, PA. FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 27, 1860. | ticketa—Douglas and Johnson and the Disu ! niori ticket. The canvass has already commen ced, the Hon. B. N. Kenyoo, for DOUGLAS, and Gov. Matthews, for the Disunionists, o ; pened the campaign at Corinth on the 2Stli of ;June. __ _ -V-*- \yw York ; where *he sitniuU. A recent number of the Albany Argus, the leading Democratic paper in New. York, refer ' ring to the crisis ::ito which the Democracy of the country has been forced by the action of the I seceders at Baltimore, makes' the following re marks, which are worthy of the-'coirsideration of every Democratic voter: "For many veais the heat and burden of sus i taming the Democratic side of the issue in our national political conflicts has fallen upon the i Democrats of the North. In all the fierce cou -1 tests connected with the subject of slavery we of the Northern Democracy have stood in the : thickest part ofthe fighl, and received the brunt I ofthe onslaught, and defended at many sacrifi ces the constitutional lights of our Soutnern ! biethren. By our devotion to their interests, as involved in the political issues of the day, we have lost the power and patronage of our Sla'e governments, and been torn under the harrow of Republicanism "We have met these reverses cheerfully, and borne up manfully and bravely in a contest full of the gravest discouragements, and involving self-denying, persistent and exhausting labors. Weolthe Nurrhern Democracy believed that, j in thus standing shoulder to shoulder with Sou thern Democrats we upheld the constitution and battled for rights secured to them by that instrument. So long as our Southern friends tonly demanded what th constitution concedes Northern Democrats were piepared to eucoun ■ ter every peiil and common cause with them. We were ready to lace even the cannon's mouth to secure for them perfect equality of rights with us, both of person and property, in every part of the jurisdiction ol the Union. '•But, in an evil houi,our Southern "brethren ' have refused to b" content with mere ecjuality. They made an lir practible issue—one at which the manhood and self-es|ect of the North revolts, [They demand that the Federal government shall assume the special occupation of watch ; ing their negroes in the Territories. We are : willing that their property shall stand upon the same fooling, receive precisely the same prc- I tectiou, and surrounded in all respects by the same guarantees, as our own : but we are not willing to assume the special occupation of o verseers, and cast upon Congress the inviduous duly ol protecting slave property in enacting slave codes, while excluding ail other proper ty in the Territories from its guardianship, and while, indeed, no other properly demands its interpos tion. "Our Southern brethren have asked the Dem ocrats of the nation to go one slep too tar, and they deliberately, in National Convention as sembled, refused to take that step. For this refusal, a portion ol the ultra mn of the South have bolted—seceded from the National Con vention, and set up a disorganizing ticket, in opposition to the regular Democratic nominees. Of course this um easonable demand will meet with substantially no encouragement among the Democrats ot the North. They will act with nearly perfect unanimity in support ot the nom nees of the regular National Convention, and find themselves standing upon a platform, which will enable them now and hereafter, to fight i brave battle, and win success in their own lo calities, and to have power and position at home. '•The venue of the conflict is changed. The , struggle tar sell preservation and success ai home, under the pressure uf current national , issues, has been tiansferred from the .North to j the South. The eotire justice and reasonable- j nessofthe National Democratic platform of | non-intervention will command the approval and support ot moderate and conservative men at the South. Thoy will rally U|K>n it and the secedeis will have quite enough to do to take j care of themselves at home, and are very like- . ly in due time to have a better appreciation of ; i the trials which the Northern Democracy have , I for many years encountered." j I l ist Republican* and (lie Tariff.' We copy the following article on the tariff' , fiom the .New York Evening Post, the repre- , sentativeofa large bodv ot Republicans in New ; York, and second only to the Tribune in gen- | eral influence. , i The Post has repeatedly charged that the Republicans of the House did not vote their ; honest convi-tions by passing this bill, but were j' influenced entirely by policy. From tht course j of the Post, we may learn what would be the j action ol the Republicans on this question, if , they should h -come responsible for the legisla- j tion of Congress, and compelled to votp in ac- ! cot dance with their honest convictions. A late number cl this paper says : , "It is said that the Committee on Finance in : the Senate, to,whom was refetred the new Tar- i iff bill, comocly called Morrill's bill—a meas ure, we must say, almost as dssgraceful to its i author as the one called the English bill—have concluded to report it with a recommendation that it be postponed to the next session. This | is altogether the best thing that could be done i with it. To ask the Senate to vote upon it uo- : derstandiigly, at this late day of the session, is as absurd as to insist that a tyro in the langua ges shall learn to speak Greek in twenty-four | hours. So complicated and conlused is Morill's bill, such a jumble of specific and ad valorem duties, laying both on the same commodities; such a mass of disguised prohibitions, some ol ■ which must seriously affect our commerce, that no member ofthe Senate could vote for it with j a clear conscience, on the short notice that its advocates have given. *#***# "This bill, to which the name of Morrill, to his shame is attached, considered as a revenue j bill, is the merest deception in the world. It is Freedom of Thonght and Opinion. not meant as a revenue bill, it is simply a meas ured favoritism to a few classes of manufactu rer? and nothing rise. Those who expect to make money by it are try ing to force it through Con gress by talking about our empty treasury. A nottier class perceive in it what seems to them a dexterous electioneering measure, and favor it for that reason, and with this class we have as little favor a3 with the protectionists." These are unpleasant facts for the contempla '.Ju ot those Republican journals in Pennsyl vania who wish to make some political capital out of this question. Coming, as they do, Irom the leading organs of their party, they must ei ther cease to humbug the people, or expect to have their tricks made public. The t iilucky Lincoln. " As sure as the Devil looks over Lincoln," is a proverb popular in England, and it seems as it the unlucky Abiaham has been under the same supervision here. His good luck when he has any has been worse than his bad. He has always been an and has al most invariably been beaten. Tip tor Congress, the Democrats beat him. Up tor United Slates Senator, the Republicans rejected him. Stumping for the same honor, Douglas distanced him. He got into Congress in 1816, and so disgraced himselt that he had to go into retire ment for eight years in order to be torgotten. The Detioit Free Press savs ol this passage of his life: ° "When he took his seat in Congress the country was involved in war, and the brave and patriotic sous of the country were making the most heroic efforts to sustain the national arm in the interior ol the enemy's countrv, and this they continued to do until the close "of the war, and in the end conquerors, and more than conquerors notwithstanding all the ad verse powers which they had to contend. While they were doing this there was a portion of their countrymen at home who not only oppo sed them and sympathised with the enemy, but actually encouraged the Mexicans to resis tance. There were men at home who hoped and prayed the Mexicans would "welcome them with bloody hands to hospitable graves," and there were men who responded to the senti ment, and among them was Lincoln. "During the war George Ashmun, of .Massachusetts, the same who presided over the Chicago Convention, introduced resolutions into Congress declaring that the war with the Republic of Mexico was unconstitutional, unnecessary and unjust, and these resolutions received the prompt and ardent support ol Lincoln. It is now a matter of history that the opposition that was made to the war in the uited States but served to prolong and embit ter it in Mexico, l'he speeches that were ! made in support of such resolutions were promptly transferred to Mexico and published jin the newspapers, read at the head of the army, and otherwise ostentatiously displayed. ; These proceedings, to which Lincoln gave a { hearty concurrence, but served to encourage the common enemy, prolonged the war, and cost hundreds and thousands ot lives of volunteer soldiers who had Hocked to the field at the call of their country. It was lor this ; reason that Illinois rebuked him bv refusing j him a re-elec'ion, and it is for this reason, a j mong other*, that she has refused him any honors since, and it is for this reason, among others, that the people of the whole country will but confirm the decision ot his own State |in the coming contest. Americans want : somebody to rule over them who will not take I sides with the enemy, in the time of war, a gainst his own country." | From the Doyiestown Democrat. Tin* Plattortus. The platforms of Messrs. Lincoln and Breck inridge are the same in principle; toth denying to the people of a Territory the right of self government. Mr. Lincoln's friends sav : "No more slave States," making it a condition to be atiached to (heir admission as a State, that they shall not at any future t ; rr.e admit slavery. Look at the case of Texas when her annexation was ratified. She was a sovereign and indepen dent State, and not a Territory, belonging to tbe United States, therefore she was a free con tracting party. A solemn contract was enter ed into be.ween the contracting parties that when the territory should becc me settled it should be divided into four States, and be ad mitted into the Union with or without slavery as the people of each State might determine for themselves . but Mr. Lincoln and his friends say no contract of the kind has any binding force with us where slavery comes in question. The South conceded the right of legislat ion in the Territories, and therefore the legislation will be against any mote slave States. Mr. Breckinridge and his friends claim the right to legislate tor the Territories by Con gress incase they refuse to legislate or the le gislation is unfriendly to slavery thus depri ving the people of the right to legislate for them selves in their local affairs, subject to the Con stitution of the United States ; and they offer as a reason for their change of opinion since 1806, that the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case, settled the question of Territorial legisla tion, upon the subject of slavery against tbe Territories. Mr. Reverdy Johnson, who ar gued the question for the South, says that the question of Territorial legislation was not be fore the Court, and therefore could not be de cided. The friends of Judge Douglas take the same ground that our fathers took in the Revolution, that the people are sovereign and the officers are servants and not masters ; that all power not delegated to the United States, nor forbid den to the States, is reserved to the States and to the people ; that the right to legislate lor pri vate propeitv in the Territories has not been granted to Congress. This is the first time that Congress has been asked to legislate for private property in the Territories. The people con tend that the same Legislature that legislates for * all other property, is competent to legislate for slavery also, and that will localize it and take the distracting question out of Congress. The Seceders' Platform. As we supposed would be the case, the sece ders in the free states are ashamed of their plat form, and some af their disunion organs even have the hardihood to deny its most important provisions. They 'Know it is odious to the Dem ocratic party, and therefore dare not advocate it. The seceding disunion Baltimore town meeting which nominated Breckinridge and Lane adopted the majority platform, which was voted down at Charleston. The third resolu tion ot this concern reads as follows: "RESOL VED, THAT rrrs THE DUTY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT, WHEN NECESSARY, THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY, ON THE HIGH SEAS, IN THE TERRITORIES, OR WHEREV OR ELSE ITS CONSTITUTION AL AUTHORITY EXTENDS." Now, some of the Breckinridge papers deny that the words "high seas," are in the platform, and charge that Democrats have altered, it to make it ob noxious. This is not true : the resolution above we copied from the Jeflersouian, West Chester, of July 7th 1860, which paper has the names of Breckinridge and Lane at its head ; and We suppose it knows the platform upon which its candidates stand. Besides, the resolution above stated, isjust as published in the majority plat form at Charleston. We hope atter this the seceders and their friends will come square np to the work, and not endeavor to shirk the re sponsibility oftheir principles. We ask every canaid man to tell us whether this protection "to persons and property on the high seas," can mean any thing else than the re-opening of the African slave trade? Is there a demand for protection to any other kind of property ? Are not goods in our vessels protected by the flag that covers them ? and therefore they want no leg'slation. Protection to property in the territories means a slave code to be made bv Congress, to compel the people to have slavery whether they want it or not. These things may be denied, but they are too glaring to be covered up by any sophistry.-Doy/esfout/i Hem. The Udhernatorial Contest We notice both in the Democratic journals of this State, and iu the proceedings of numer ous public meetings, that the most gratifying unity and enthusiasm is everywhere prevalent, especially with reference to Gen. H D. Foster, our able and gallant candidate for Governor. Whatever difference of opinion mav exist with regard to other matters, Gen. Foster is every where flailed as a worthy representative of Democratic doctrines ; and his high character, nobfe public record, and close indentification with all the great and essential interests of the State, are calling torth the most active and zeal ous effort! in our behalf. No man ha 3 ever passed the ordeal of active public service with more success and honor than has Gen. Foster ; and his gallantry in times of emergencv, and his strict devotion to Democratic principles, have justly endeared him to the Democracy of the whole State. For more (ban twenty years if hard work was to be done, Gen. Foster was '.he man to do it : and the steadfastness of Old Westmoreland is largely due to his able advo cacy of Democratic principles, his clear and ar gumentative reasoning and a high personal pop luarity which he has borne with the modesty of true greatness. Geo. Foster's record upon the Tariff while a member of the lower House of Congress, is en viable, and distinguished for sagacity and devo tion to the interests of his State. He was ever foremost in the recognition of enlightened views of government policy ; and the annexation of Texas, and the settlement ot the Oregon dispute, in 18+5 '46, found in him an able advocate of enlarged American ideas. He is eminently the man for the times, and we hail, as a matter of pride and gratification, the unbounded enthusi asm in his behalf now animating the Democra cy of the State, encouraging organization, and giving the brightest promises. There is no where lukevvarmness or lethargv. Dissensions are buried. The State is to be redeemed, and all minor differences are made to yield to that noble and patriotic purpose.— Pennsylvanian. Democratic doctrine. BF™I believe that the safety, the peace, the highest interests of the country, require the preservation intact of the Democratic party on its old platform. Whenever we de part from that platform, which was adopted u nanimously, we never will get unanimity in the formation of another.— STEPHEJY A. DOUGLAS. QF™Of all the mad schemes that ever could be devised by the South, or by the enemies of the South, that which recognizes the right of Congress to touch the institution of slavery, either in States or Territories, beyond the single case provided in th j Constitution for the rendi tion of fugitive slaves, is the most fataI.—STE PHEN A. DOUGLAS. facts can establish any proposition, the Southern States have agreed to the doctrine of non-intervention by Congress in States and Ter ritories, and that the people ol the Territories may determine the question of slavery tor themselves, "in their own way subject only to the Constitution ot United States."—HER SCHEL V. JOH.YSOJV. Sign* oi tlie Time#. The political heavens are lull of propitious signs. The .Nicholsonville (Ky.) Democrat , publish ed in Mr. Breckinridge's district, hoists the Douglas and Johnson flag and savs : It has ever been, and is now, our fixed and detei mined) purpose to support the man lor President who fairly and justly obtained tin nomination. While we admire and love Mr. Breckinridge, we cannot foresake the modicum of nationality that yet remains to the Demo cracy to promise his interest to the detriment ot that party whose recent rupture has cast whom; \I HBEK, 2912. f such a gloom over our land and nation. We love the Union. We will never knowingly ! take a pog,|,on which will array one section ,of the L n ,on against another. "Mr. Breckin ridge did not receive the vote of Kentucky in : Convention, and he will not receive it in No vember next. If he accepts the nomination ; from the handful of delegates who seceded at Baltimore, it will militate against the success ot Air. Douglas, while it ensures his own overwhlming defeat. At a time like the pres ent, when the greatest harmony is needed to insure success, it is suicidal to attempt a victo ! ry with a divided front. Ilfrschel V. Johnson. I The Baltimore Patriot, an opposition journal, I refers to Mr. Johnson, the candidate for Vice President on the Douglas ticket, in the follow ing terms : j We know the gentleman personally, and we are free to say that, though not his political | friend, he has our most cordial sympathies in the work of redeeming the South from the tyranny o( that intolerable public opinion which a few hotspurs nave managed to impose I upon as noble a people as ever the sun shone upon And there is no man in the whole South, politics apart, whom we would sooner see, not only Vice President but President of the United States. He is one of our soundest and most reliable statesmen. MR. BRECKINRIDGE THE VAN BUREN OF THE SOUTH.— Mr. Breckinridge, by accepting the nomination of theseceders, placed himself in a position similar to that assumed by Mr. Van Buren, in 184S—wilh this difference only, that the Van Buren movement had not disunion in view. Both put themselves at war with the Democratic party upon slavery abstractions— the one Free Soil, and northern; the other x territorial slave-code, and southern. The Dem ocratic party withstood the shock of the Van Buren conspiracy against it, and politically an nihilated the conspirators ; and will withstand the Breckinridge and annihilate the traitors engaged in it,just as it did the for mer. The deadest man. politically speaking, in the United States is Martin Van Buren .—let Mr. Breckinridge take heed of his fate and withdraw before it is too late, if he would escape a like doom.—A vast proportion of the adherents of Mr. Van Buren are now found mustering in (he ranks of the Republican patty ; —let the follow ers of Mr. Breckinridge, by theii example, take warning ol where they are drifting, before it is impossible to turn back.— Lycoming Gazette. NICELY CAUGHT. —One of the Wisconsin lob by at the Chicago Convention, anxious to see the show from the gallery of the Wigwam, tried to pass the doorkeeper, when he was told that no gentleman could enter unless accompanied by a lady. Not to be bluffed, he waited the entrance ot an apple woman, and undertook to pass himself under her protection. The door keeper told him that dodge had been "plaved out" at an early stage of the game. Back went our persevering Iriend and waited until the impracticable doorkeeper had time to lorget him, and then, closely following a remarkably well dressed temale, he tightly grasped her shawl, and for the third time presented himself for admittance. "Hold on, sir ' you can't go in," said the doorkeeper. "Well, then ; let mv wile come out; I am not going to trust her in there among all those ruffians I" indignantly exclaimed our Iriend. "Is that your wife ?" asked the guardian of the Wigwam. "Well, it is !" said the gentleman from Wis consin. The doorkeeper turned the well dressed fe male around, and exhibited to the horrified gaze of our friend, the repulsive lineaments of a greasy nigger wench. "Suthin drapped," and when our friend revived he iook the first train for Madison. The Reason why a I'essel is called She. Father Neptune having been ''hailed time out o' mind" with questions from queer and curi ous customers, for the reasons, whv vessels are denominated "she," "belays," hitches his trow sers to one side, "veers" the quid in his "luck er," runs his "grapplers" through his hair, and thus deposes ; Vessels are called she— Because : They 'vear "caps" and "bon nets." Because : They are upright when in the "stays." Because : They are often "painted." Because They are'best when "employed." Because : They look best when well "ri ged." Because : Their value depends upon their "age." Because : They are great "news bearers." Because : They ate very deceiving as they grow old. Because : They are olten harrassed by "great swells." Because They are frequently attached to "buoys." Because : VVe couldn't do without them. And finally, aud perhaps most justly.— Because: They are often "abandoned"— P. S.—"Creatures" we might add to the last, hut this altered 'twould be best you did not show it to your wile.—New York Sunday Leader Georgia in Line. The conflict between Douglas anct Breckin ridge, in Georgia, was opened on Monday last, at Atlanta, by a scathing- speech from Gov. Hersc'he! V. Johnson. He poured hot shot into the ranks of the aisunnnists. The Atlan ta Conftderocy and the Augusta Constitution alist have hoisted the Douglas flag. VOL. 3. NO. 52.

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