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Title: The Democratic Convention
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At an early hour on last Friday morning, Indianapolis was almost crammed with the leading Democrats of the State, gathered there for purpose of caucusing and "scheming," preparatory to the meeting of the convention upon the following day. It is said that the saloons in the city did a thriving business that day, and at night counted their sales in much larger sums than usual, which, however, is the inevitable result of such gatherings of the Democracy.

Although it was announced that the convention would be opened at 9 o'clock on Saturday morning, it was not organized until about 10 o'clock. Considering the comparative weakness of the party, there was a considerable "turn-out," of the Democracy, but a prodigious failure to get up much enthusiasm. The proceedings of the meeting were a dead drag, except at the intervals when Voorhees attempted a "witticism," in his way, which were responded to with a few wekk acclaimations of respect for their fallen chief.

In due time the nominations were made, which may be seen by reference to an article we publish to day from the LaFayette Courier, and which contains the platform of the party for the next political contest in Indiana. Perhaps the nominees are as good men as the party can produce, but in view of the past course of the Democracy, their case is hopeless. They will indeed founder about upon the margin of the political arena, but the most sanguine of them do not hope for success. Already the more prominent of the party unhesitantly assent that the campaign will be a costly one, if any thing like a favorable effort shall be sustained, and but few are willing to take upon themselves a task which will not only prove abortive, but tend to sink them lower in the pool of political death. If any one thing tends to reflect discretion and wisdom upon the leaders of the party, it is the foresight and acknowledgement of imbecility on their part, they have no hesitancy in divulging. But time will show the result.

Date: 1/13/1870
Origin: Warren Republican
Record ID: 00001533
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Clippings Scrapbook
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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