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  • Editorials: Richmond and Charleston, An Irish Question Stated, Prospects of Mr. Douglas; The Earthquake at Quebec (10/23/1860)

    10/23/2020 5:42:00 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 5 replies
    The census is furnishing another impressive lesson to the South on the ruinous effects of Slavery upon her commercial and manufacturing enterprises; and if the most prejudiced or the least intelligent votary of the peculiar institution can cherish the hope of seeing Southern cities rival those of the North in wealth and importance, after the results of this enumeration are made known, the fact will prove that the Pro-Slavery mania is as benumbing to the understanding as the most degrading form of religious superstition. Our attention has been drawn to this subject by statements which we meet with in Southern...
  • The Left’s War on the Constitution

    10/21/2020 9:29:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 21, 2020 | Rob Natelson
    Over the past decade, left-leaning opinion makers have been at war against the U.S. Constitution and our Founders. The nomination of originalist judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court has provoked renewal of the onslaught. The assault takes several forms, which are discussed below. First, however, let’s see what triggered it.The Constitution limits and distributes political power. American “progressives” almost universally favor a very powerful central government so most do not think highly of the Constitution. Throughout the 20th Century, however, they generally avoided direct criticism. Instead, they contended that the Constitution authorizes, or even mandates, their political agenda.A good...
  • Editorial: Disunion-How it will Work; DEPARTURE OF THE PRINCE (10/22/1860)

    10/22/2020 5:24:03 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 4 replies
    In presenting some practical difficulties in the way of a successful attempt at disunion, the other day, we assumed that only six Southern States, viz.: South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi Florida and Texas, would attempt to secede. We feel warranted in this assumption by the fact that the leading politicians of the Northern Slave States have taken decided ground in favor of adhering to the Union until "an overt act" of invading Southern rights is committed by a Republican President. There is nothing in this position inconsistent with the sincerest devotion to the Union; for who will be so unreasonable,...
  • Harper’s Weekly – October 20, 1860

    10/20/2020 5:35:32 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 17 replies
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  • THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN: Great Republican Demonstration at Rochester; An Alleged Negro Plot in Mississippi; Editorial-Trinity Church and the Prince (10/19/1860)

    10/19/2020 4:09:14 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 4 replies
    Special Dispatch to the New-York Times. ROCHESTER, Thursday, Oct. 18. The Republican mass meeting here to-day has been one of the most splendid and successful political demonstrations of the canvass. The weather has been unpropitious for two days past, but cleared up about noon to-day. Immense delegations from the neighboring towns and counties came pouring in at an early hour. The procession was the largest and most imposing that has been seen here since 1840. The speaking commenced at 3 P.M., at Jones' Square. Messrs. WADE and CARTER, of Ohio, DOOLITTLE, of Wisconsin, and SCHOLEFIELD, of New-York, addressed the multitudes...

    10/18/2020 8:02:33 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 2 replies
    From Our Own Correspondent. BALTIMORE, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 1860. The political condition of Maryland is now invested with more than ordinary interest. A few candid unbiased remarks, therefore, regarding the matter, may not prove unwelcome. Until recently, all parties and factions, as if by common consent, conceded the electoral vote of Maryland to BELL and EVERETT. A change, however, has taken place in public sentiment, or rather among politicians, and now, to say the least of it, doubts are expressed. The old American Party, since its defeat in Baltimore by the Reformers, has ceased to exist under that name and...
  • The Returning Africans; Editorials-Some Practical Views of Disunion-The North and South, Mr. Lincoln’s Conservatism (10/17/1860)

    10/17/2020 7:46:44 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 2 replies
    A letter to the Philadelphia Inquirer, dated at Grand Cape Mount Roads, Liberia, gives some interesting particulars of the voyage of the ship Castilian, which carried back to Africa 400 of the negroes who had been taken to key West from captured slavers. The writer says: "From the differences in words given to express the same thing, we have learned that there are portions of three tribes in our lot. These variations are not so marked as to prevent intercommunication. These Africans are smaller in frame, loss muscular, and have more delicate hands and feel than the black race in...
  • DEPARTURE OF THE PRINCE; Editorial-What the South Wants; What the Ultraists of the South Expect from Lincoln’s Election (10/16/1860)

    10/16/2020 5:44:42 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 4 replies
    The hour for the departure of the Prince of Wales and his party, was fixed at 9 o'clock A.M. Accordingly, thousands who had been disappointed of a view of the illustrious stranger, availed themselves of the only remaining chance to see him as he left the Fifth-avenue Hotel. Here crowds gathered at an early hour, and remained patiently awaiting his appearance. At 9 3/4 o'clock the Royal party entered their carriages, and amidst the cheering of the assembled multitude drove rapidly to the revenue cutter. The Harriet Lane was awaiting at her anchorage off the Battery at the appointed hour...
  • They Were Not Traitors

    10/15/2020 10:58:01 PM PDT · by robowombat · 80 replies
    Abbeville Institute ^ | Sep 16, 2020 | Philip Leigh
    They Were Not Traitors By Philip Leigh on Sep 16, 2020 A typical calumny directed at Confederate soldiers is that they don’t merit commemoration because they were traitors. It is a lie for two reasons. First, the Confederate states had no intent to overthrow the government of the United States. They seceded merely to form a government of their own. The first seven states that seceded during the winter of 1860-61 did not “make war” on the United States; they accepted it when the Washington government decided to coerce them back into the Union. The four upper-south states that remained...
  • MOVEMENTS OF THE PRINCE; He Visits Gen. Scott, Brady’s Gallery, Barnum’s Museum, and Ball, Black & Co.’s Jewelry Store (10/15/1860)

    10/15/2020 5:56:36 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 2 replies
    A great ball, like a great battle, is not to be dismissed with the telegraphic bulletins of the next morning. We have the Duke of Wellington's authority for comparing the one to the other, and for asserting that the illustrious commander, who shrank from the task of attempting to describe the conflict of Waterloo, would have hesitated over a chronicle of the Duchess of Richmond's dance of the night before, at Brussels. To the one case, as in the other, we only adapt the words of the Iron Duke, and say that the fate of each "depends upon the most...
  • Harper’s Weekly – October 13, 1860

    10/13/2020 5:44:10 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 18 replies
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  • THE PRINCE IN THE METROPOLIS; Grand Ball at the Academy of Music; Full Description of the Academy and Its Decorations (10/13/1860)

    10/13/2020 5:35:58 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 9 replies
    The "Grand Ball in honor of the Prince of Wales" came off, we presume, this morning. It was preceded, however, last night, by a very splendid, crowded, gorgeous and glittering levee, which may well take rank with the most magnificent "jams" of history. In the days of our grandmothers, who used to have their hair dressed two days in advance of one of these festivities, and sit holt upright in powder for forty-eight hours, it was regarded as the height of fashion and the supreme of bliss, to fill a house so full with embroidered beaux and belles that they...
  • Protesters knock down obelisk monument on Santa Fe Plaza

    10/13/2020 1:05:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    KOB4 ^ | October 12, 2020
    Protesters pulled down a controversial war monument in the heart of the Santa Fe Plaza Monday afternoon during an Indigenous Peoples' Day demonstration. Around two dozen protesters were seen using straps to pull down two sections of the obelisk. Local business owner Jorsiak Borchers described how the scene unfolded. "There were a group of people dressed in black, and they began to climb the monument in the center of the Santa Fe Plaza. They threw a rope around it. Cheers and applause of everyone to tear it down. A lot of cop cars came quickly into town. A lot do...
  • WELCOME TO THE PRINCE; The Last Storm at New-Orleans; Editorial-The Reception of the Prince of Wales (10/12/1860)

    10/12/2020 6:05:18 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 3 replies
    The spectacle presented on Broadway on the ever-memorable day of the Japanese reception was fairly outdone yesterday. America triumphed in the weather, which was as bright as October in his best humor could make it, and a feeling more generous than mere curiosity emptied New-York into Broadway. From the Battery to Grace Church the great highway was one vast trough of humanity, animated, glittering, good-natured, and bent on making the best of all possible greetings to the coming Prince. By common consent everybody's business seemed to be sacrificed to the pleasure of everybody else; stores became theatres for the nonce,...

    10/11/2020 7:04:09 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 4 replies
    To-day let us hope that the pluvious Jupiter who has thus far attended and beset the wandering son of Victoria, will return to rainy Britain to report progress, and leave his royal charge to the sunshine and the smiles of the great American City. Never were our people in a better humor of hospitality than to-day. Some few worthy people, of course, are excited to an inordinate degree of unreflecting enthusiasm by the consideration that they are actually on the point of looking on the face of a live Prince, who, if he lives, will one day be a living...
  • BREAKING: Shooting at Denver Protests — Antifa Terrorist Shoots Patriot Protester Dead! — Two Suspects in Custody –VIDEO

    10/10/2020 4:09:08 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 333 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10 October 2020 | Jim Hoft
    There was a shooting today in Denver, Colorado as patriots and Antifa-BLM mobs faced off. The shooting was caught on video. Potato video, but here is the person shooting the gun at the #Denverprotests, and the scene after (Denver, CO)— Kitty Shackleford (@KittyLists) October 10, 2020
  • THE OCTOBER ELECTION; Editorial-A New Way to the Pacific; THE PRINCE AT PHILADELPHIA (10/10/1860)

    10/10/2020 7:51:42 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 2 replies
    Special Dispatch to the New-York Times. PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, Oct. 9. The election, to-day, up to the hour of 2 o'clock, had progressed very quietly, although an unusually large number of votes were being polled. There are two hundred and seventeen voting Precincts in the city, making an average of about 360 votes cast in each Precinct. The watch over the polls has been very strict -- the assessments being closely scrutinized by the challengers of both parties. I have seen New-Yorkers at, at least, twenty different polls, giving the appearance as if it were a kind of fusion contest between...
  • Editorials: The Fusion Meeting, The Beginning of the End, Cheap Water, The Tailors on the Prince’s Ball; THE PRINCE AT BALTIMORE (10/9/1860)

    10/09/2020 5:40:46 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 4 replies
    The meeting of the Coalitionists last night was a very large and imposing demonstration. It was one of the largest political gatherings we have ever seen in this City, and was distinguished by a very marked degree of enthusiasm. It would have Been singular if the meeting had not been large, for it embraced three political parties not only of this City, but of Brooklyn, Staten Island and Jersey City also. As a popular demonstration it was all the most sanguine friends of the movement could have desired. The speeches, however, were by no means equal to the occasion. They...
  • THE FUSION MOVEMENT; THE PRINCE AT RICHMOND; A Wife Murdered by Her Husband (10/8/1860)

    10/08/2020 5:40:51 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 6 replies
    Mr. H.J. RAYMOND made a speech on Friday night at the Republican Head-quarters of the Sixth Ward, in Brooklyn, to a large and intelligent meeting, upon the perils and prospects of the pending Presidential canvass. A considerable portion of his remarks were devoted to a critical analysis of the attempted Coalition of the three parties opposed to LINCOLN in this State, -- and a presentation of the danger which this Coalition, if successful, threatens to bring upon the country. As this topic just now engrosses a large share of public attention, we publish below an extended report of that part...
  • Poll: Majority of Americans Fear Post-Election Civil War

    10/07/2020 9:12:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 79 replies ^ | 10/7/2020 | Simon Kent
    A poll of a selection of U.S. voters found 56 percent of respondents said they expect to see “an increase in violence as a result of the election” amongst other reservations about the election results just weeks before Election Day. When asked about just what sort of violence they expected to see, those polled responded with “riots,” “looting,” “burning” as some of their predictions. “Trashing of cities” was another response. The YouGov poll was completed between October 1 – 2, 2020 and used 1,503 respondents. It followed another poll released October 1 that found 61 percent of Americans agree with...