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WHEN DID HE DIE? – The Herald, in an agony of apprehension, exclaims:
“From what class can the Charleston Convention select? Where can they get a man that can unite the [floating?] materials? There is no old solid statesman like Mr. Buchanan alive now. ”
Indeed! There is, or is supposed to be, at the White House an “old, solid” person very much like Mr. BUCHANAN, at the present moment; – it seems a little hard in the Heraldto say that he is not “alive, ” though his signs of life, we admit, are not particularly conspicuous. But why should not the Charleston Convention select him? He is as much “alive” now, certainly, as when the Cincinnati Convention exhumed him, and is quite as “old and solid.” Perhaps the Herald means only that he is politically dead, – and that there is nobody left like him in a public sense. If that is its meaning, there’s nothing further to be said. Facts are undoubtedly stubborn things.