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Powell and Wickliffe delegation. Considerable of a fight is expected in the Convention on the question of the admission of one or the other of these. The war-horses of the party are already on the ground. Old Sam. Medary and Cox, of Ohio; Guthrie, Robinson, and several others, from Kentucky; Richmond, the Woods, Belmont, McKcon, Seymour, and a host of lesser lights, from New York; Dana, from Maine; J. Glancey Jones, of Pennsylvania; Ex-Governor Campbell, S. R. Peyton and others, of Tennef a character to disqualify him for the office of President; and at his age it would be impossible to change the habits of long life to such a degree as to enable him to discharge the duties of that office in such stormy times as these. As to Mr. Guthrie, of Kentucky, there is sufficient objection in his great age and the infirmities of mind and body thereon attendant. With this brief review of the candidates coming prominently before the Democratic Convention, we may safely and cheerfully re
Northern papers of the 31st ultimo have been received. They contain nothing of interest except the proceedings of the Chicago Democratic Convention: The platform. At the afternoon session of the Convention, on Tuesday, Mr. Guthrie, from the special committee to prepare resolutions, reported the following platform, which was adopted with only four dissentient voices: Resolved, That in the future, as in the past, we adhere with unswerving fidelity to the Union under the Constitution as the only solid foundation of our strength, security and happiness as a people, and as the framework of a government equally conducive to the welfare and prosperity of all the States, both Northern and Southern. Resolved, That this Convention does explicitly declare, as the sense of the American people, that after four years of failure to restore the Union by the experiment of war, (during which, under the pretense of military necessity or the war power, the Constitution itself ha
overnor Powell and Judge Allen, of Ohio, made brief speeches, and the question was taken on making the nomination unanimous, which was declared carried amid deafening applause. Mr. Wickliffe offered a resolution to the effect that Kentucky expects the first act of General McClellan, when inaugurated next March, will be to open the prisons and set the captives free; which was carried unanimously. The Convention then voted for Vice-President. The first ballot resulted as follows: James Guthrie, 65½ George H. Pendleton, 54½ Daniel W. Voorhees, 13; George W. Cass, 26; August Dodge, 9; J. D. Caton, 16; Governor Powell, 32½; John J. Phelps, 8; Blank, ½ On the second ballot, New York threw its whole vote for Pendleton. The other candidates were then withdrawn, and George H. Pendleton, of Ohio, was unanimously nominated. Mr. Pendleton, being loudly called for, could only promise to devote himself in future, as in the past, with entire devotion to the great principles which lie