Clipped From The Record-Argus
KrtEE SOIL CONVENTION. "Ill August, 1848, our band went to Buffalo to play at the National Free Soi convention there which nominated Mar tin Van Buren, the first Free Soil candi date for president. There was a big delegation from Greenville which took a canal packet one afternoon and ar. rived «t Erie the next evening, and at Buffalo, the following morning. As this I was a day before the convention we went clown to Niagara on a railroad, the rails of which were of wood. At that time there was not a building on the lime mere w.ia iiui u UUHUU>I, «,. ...- American side and instead of a mob ol excursionists there was a tribe of In- dians. Tbe bucks sitting around on logs or lying on the grass, while the squaws parched the corn and looked ' after the papooses." "The members of the original band now living are Dr. S C. Plummer, Rock Island, III.; John Brown, Humboldt, Cal; Frank Moyer, California; C. Bitten banner, A. L. Wick and Rev. W. H. Mossman, Greenville, and John Eyth, of near Piltsburg.