Demonstration last night.
A great number of persons assembled in front of the Spotswood House
, about 8 o'clock last night, for the purpose of making a demonstration of welcome to the distinguished Kentuckians
now sojourning there.
Repeated cheers were given for ‘"Breckinridge
,"’ and others, and in response the Hon. Humphrey Marshall
addressed the throng.--He reviewed the history of the policy pursued by Lincoln
's administration towards Kentucky
, exposed the trickery and duplicity practiced upon the people of the State
through the medium of a Legislature which does not reflect their sentiments, and declared his belief that the time would come when despotism would be crushed and its instruments driven out at the cannon's mouth, and at the point of the bayonet.
He stated that there were now 8,500 Kentuckians in the Southern
army, and thousands more waiting a favorable opportunity to strike a blow for constitutional freedom.--Mr. Marshall
was followed by Colonel Wm. Christy
, a veteran of the war of 1812, who made a thrilling speech.
L. of Gen. Sterling Price
's staff, also made a new remarks, giving a cheering view of the progress of events in Missouri
, and Col. Wm. F. Sims
, of Kentucky
, the competitor of John J. Crittenden
, briefly addressed the throng.
It was announced that Mr. Breckinridge
was not present, and though this caused a general expression of disappointment, the enthusiasm of the people was not perceptibly diminished.