gress the confiscation of all debts due Northern men for goods had and re¬
ceived. Talk thus to the marines but not to me, who have seen these things,
and who will this day make as much sacrifice for the peace and honor of the
South, as the best born Southerner among you. If we must be enemies, let
us be men, and fight it out as we propose to-day, and not deal in such hypo¬
critical appeals to God and humanity. God will judge us in due time, and he
will pronounce whether it be more humane to fight with a town full of women
and the families o a ' brave people' at our back, or to remove them in time
to places of safety among their own friends and people.
" I am, very respectfully,
" Your obedient servant,
"W. T. Sheeman."
"A LOW TART, INCLINED TO BE VERY SWEET."
General Schenck describes the Chicago platform in a speech at Hamilton,
Ohio, on Saturday as follows :
" The truth is, that neither you nor I, nor the democrats themselves, can
tell whether they have a peace platform or a war platform ; a peace ticket or
a war ticket. Perhaps it may be explained in this way : that it is either one
or the other, or both, or neither ; but, upon the whole, it is both peace and
war, that is, peace with the rebels and war against their own government. It
seems to have been thought necessary that Pendleton should be put on to
balance McClellan, and McClellan to balance Pendleton. I know nothing at
all that is like it, unless it may be the character of the fruit that is sold by an
Old lndy who sits at the door of the Court House in Cincinnati.- She is a
shrewd old woman. A young sprig of a lawyer stepped up one day and
said to her : ' You seem to have some fine apples. Are they sweet or sour ?'
The old l:-ody tried to take the measure of her customer, and find out whether
bis taste was for sour or sweet apples. ' Why, sir,' said she, ' they are rather
acid ; a sort of low tart, inslined to be very sweet.' Thus when we come to
their leader after this, and inquire whether that platform is for peace or war,
he will be compelled to say it is rather acid—a sort of low tart, inclined to
be very sweet. It is neither peace nor war, and yet both—such a mixture as
is intended to make it palatable as possible to democratic tastes all round,
without turning the stomachs of any of them, [Applause. ] And if you be¬
lieve that a compound of that kind is possible, why, then, in God's name, shut
your eyes and swallow it. But if you don't, I cannot understand how you
and your leader, or any one, is going to be satisfied with the position in which
you are placed."
SOMETHING FOR DOUGLAS DEMOCRATS TO
Before the rebellion broke out Senator Dougxas, referring to the Souinern
States, said :
"If they remain in the Union, I will go as far as the Constitution will war¬
rant me in securing their rights ; but if they secede, I am in favor of allow¬
ing them just as many slaves and just as much slave territory as they can hold
at the point of the bayonet."
AN APPEAL TO HISTORY.
Hon. James T. Bbaoy. a distinguished-democratic lawyer and politician of
New York, in a late speech says :
" Much has been said about ^usurpations of power ; but where in history
will you find a war against rebellion conducted with such moderation?"