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Greeley In Congress

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Ilaving no pressing subject of legisltvtiou in hand on Monday last, tho House, or a portion of tho Democratie members i hüiüof, took a tilt at Horace Gueeley and tho Cincinnati Convontion. Horo is liowr it was done: Mr. Voorhces, rising to a personal ex1 il:m:it ion. subniitted a paragraph from tho Washington Mepublican to tho efi'oct that lio was halting and hesituting on the questiou of supporting Greeley, and as all his Democratie colloagues were said to bo in fnvor of Groeloy, he was likely to lose the favor of tho district whero his voice had so long been heard. Ho darlarod that he did not halt or hesitate. As to the nominee of the Cinoinnati Couvention, wlioevor bolievod in his high protoetivu tiriiF principios might support him, but h o (Voorheos) would not. Greeley was tho life-long champioti of doctrin s ho (Voorhees) opposed - the charapion of proteetiim, the most clamorous advocate in all tho land for the KuKlux Icgislation, which dosolated the homos of the Southern poople, while the present administration havo simply executed a law dictated to Congress by the Cincinnati nominoe. Within a recent date Greeley has desired tho furtlier extensión of the President's power to suspend tbo lutbeas corpus, and ho was an urgent and earnegt advocato of the present force bayonet election law. He had two months ago clamored in his groat organ for a law to place the elections in the (State of New York under Federal control, and in certain contingencies under military control. Was such a man ñt to receive his voto, or be a President? Was ha called on, as a friend of the Southern people, to vote for the man who advocated tho right of secession, and yet, when the Southeni people did what lie told them, no wild beast, hungry for blood, evfcr scremued over its prey as Greeiey had shouted "On to Richmond !" - to kill every one of them for doing what he told them thoy had a right to do. A rod sea of blood had not been enough to satisfy this man, but he had also iusisted on the eonfi-scation of the homes and property of tho women and children of the South. Otliers might do as they likod, but as for him (Voorhees) and ïiis household he would not do this thing. Parties to bo suceessful must bo banded together on common principie. No othor combination of men was worthy of success. No one desired success more than himself, but there was somothing botter and swoeter to his heart than success. It was bettrr to bo right than to sucoeed. Ho protf.-sted against the attempt to transfer the Democrats of tho country to a camp where thero was nothing bclonging to them. Mr, Roosevelt asked if Mr. Voorhees would support tho candidato of the Baltimore Convention. Mr. Voorhees said ho was not in tho habit of voting against Democritic nominatious. He believed the gentleman himself would have somo diffioulty in anBwering his own question ; but he did not des;iir of success. lïe would stand by I the principies of' his party and Toto for tha man who ropresented them. He had no fears of what the BaUimore Convontion would do ; but ho could not vote for a litan who spoke of the party as that to which all tliehaunts of debaucliery gavo nine-tenths of their support. Mr. Voorhees said he someHmes regarded it as a piece of restlosa iinportinence on the part of Greeloy to offer hitnself as bail for Jofferson Davis. He added th-it when Andrew Juhnson and E iivfit iL. iStanton pniposod to arrest Gens. Loe and Joñuston and o.hers there was but ono man that could provent it. Gen. örant told them that these men had given him their paroio as soldiers, and that the paroio shonkl bo rospectod. If he should bo driven to tako tho stump to press the claims of Greeley ho would. find a caudidate opposing him who had done moro and kinder things for the South than his nominee had done. Mr. Roosevelt suggested that Voorhees had been recently in conference with Grant. Mr. Voorhoes said ho had not crossod tho threshold of the White House for threo years, and whoever made such a statement uttered a vilo calumny. Mr. Roosevelt had been informad somo days ago that such an interview occurred. Mr. Voorhees - "Then the gentleman associate8 with men who don't teil the tvuth." Mr. Randall asked if Vooihees would havo voted for Judgc Davis and advocated his electiou if nominated at Cincinnati. Mr. Voorhees replied that there were many things in common betwteu their views, and Davis, if norainated, would probalily havo boon accepted by a majority of the Damocratic party. Air. Randall - "1 would not vote fe cithor unless indorsed by the Democratie Couvoiition." Mï. Voorhees - " That is right." Mr. Randall - " And I should vote for either of them if iudorsed by the Democratie Conventioii." Mr. Bird would not vote for eithor of them if he was indorsed. Mr. Korr said so far as thp statement in tho Republican reforred to him it was simply untrue. Mr. Niblack made the same remark, adding that nothing but tho power of tho organization would coinpel him to voto for Greeley, but whenever the Democratie party acted on the question he would yield obedience to its action Mr. Holman also repudiated the liepvblkan's article to far as it relatcd to him. Ho did not propose to forostall the action of tho Baltimoie Conueiition. Gkeeley evidently is not tho idol of the Domoeratic members of the House. Roosevelt, of and Randall, of Philadelphia, seenied his ouly backers.


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