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The Niagara Peace Conference

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We are eouviueed that there is no eineerity in any of the parries lo tht singular transaction. The rebels naturally íeel a deep interest in our presidential election, and tbeir emissariej sre in Canada wittl a view to influeDct ita result. The unflioching purpos nf their leaders ia t-eparation, and ta thtt end they are plotttng to divide iho Democratie psrty at Chicago, as tW divided it at Charleston in 18G0. Tlio southern tire-eaters and the northern fanatics Lave played into each oth. er 's hands frnm the beginning. To se Colonol Benton's espressive comparison, they bavu been to each other as the blades of a pair of shears for cittiug in two the map of the country. Bv a deceptive profier of peace tLe rebeis uiav be aiming to iusura the re-electioo ofilr. Lincoln, which would enable there to continue - as bis election en. bld them to achieve - po'itical uniiy and consolidation in the Souih. They know Mr. Lincoln's wenkness, nd would gladly coDtribute lo his succesi in the presidential canvas in the expectation that he would be compeüed to grant them peace and separation eof, after liis election. He is probabiy wil. ing to pDi-chaae the prwideooj at this price. He views this sulj-tt," and all sulijects, with referenue to his chances. We ma? becertain tlmthe would make no peaee now even if he could dictato the terms. Peaoe and sepanition Wiiuld ruin him ith the JNorth and prevent bU election ; peace and reuoion would enable the S.uth to participit in the presidential election ; which would be equally fatal to his prospecte. But to palter in a doublé sense, to make a hypoeritical preteflM of peacs negotiations with n view to ttrengtheü the peace party of th; North, vvould In quite according to his diameter, mi if the eham were eucceeslul migtit equally insure his own re election nd 'ho independice oí the South.- Tkt Neto York World.


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