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THE HUNTINGDON GLOBE, A DEMOCRATIC FAMILY JOURNAL, DEVOTED TO LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS, &C. country from the rest,- or to enfeeble the sacred ties that now link together the various parts." And yet, these fanatics have no remedy.— Sampson-like, they are bent on tearing down the temple though. they perish beneath the ruins. They have never, offered either a prac tical or legal remedy fur the evils of which they complain. So far,their efforts have harm ed the slave; restricted his opportunities and tightened his Chains. If they think the Af rican would be happier in his own country why do they not aid the Colonization Socie ty ? When the South, with Clay in the lead, attempted this scheme, the Abolitionists turn ed their backs on it. ' But suppose no constitutional obstacles' to interevne, or that the Southern people should agree to emaneinate their slaves, at 'a stated period, provided they were taken away and properly maintained—what then could be done ? Could a•scheme be devised to better their condition ? Who would employ, feed, and clothe these helpless beings ? Where could a home be found for them? Would they be permitted to come North? I think not. But, suppose they were ; would the 'change improve their condition ? Would they live easier or happier? Would they be elevated in the scale of moral being, and would their ideas of civilization and christi unity be more expanded? Let any man who seeks an answer to these questions study the condition of the free blacks of the North.— Freedom to them, without political and social equality with the whites, for which they, are unfit, is mockery ; "The word of promise to the ear to be broken to the hope.' It may be, fellow-citizens, that there are those amongst us who would be willing to assign equality to the colored race. If there be any such, I would advise them to compare the sin of degrading our race, with that of slavery in its present form, and then, if perfectly satisfied with the policy, to commence the - practice themselves. I du not pretend to find a remedy for the sad condition of the colored race, though I feel as much sympathy for them as most men: I only insist that those who are supplying the feuntains of bitter agi tation, and poisoning the channels of inter course between sister States, should tell us what to do, or cease their unwise clamors.— Now, do not misunderstand me, I am no ad vocate of African slavery—l simply look at the question as I find it,. under the Constitu tions, and the alternatives presented. Then, again, I should be glad if those who are constantly attempting to tarnish the fame of our country be overdrawn pictures of what they term the national sin of African servi tude, would point us to the spot on the face of the earth, or name theperiod of its history, in which the condition of the African is, or was, better than at present in the United States. When and where did he enjoy great er political comforts or a higher degree of mental culture? When more of a freeman ? When and where has he stood higher in the scale of civilization ! Mr. Evans, of the Sen ate, who has examined the subject thorough ly, says that there is no spot where an equal number live as well as the slaves of the South. In what instance has a large community given evidence of a capacity for government? They were not freemen bereft of liberty when brought to our shores ; but slaves of the low est grade—slaves to their own countrymen. History tells us that Africa has been "a coun try of slaves and masters." Park and Den ham, and other travellers, describe society as in the lowest stage of barbarism. If it were possible, then, to return these people to the country and condition of their ancestors, the act would be an outrage upon humanity and - And yet there are tho , ze who would hazard our happy Union in this vain effort—who would brinc , ruin upon the white because they cannot elevate the colored race. They are mad men. Nrnc fellow-Democrats, with your consent, I shall pay my respects to the Know Nothing wing of the opposition. This is a party of bad principles and even worse forms and practices. It came into existence for the avowed purpose of invading individual rights, and.subvertiug the covenants of the Consti tution and' lawS. I shall never forget the sensation produced. by the enunciation of the doctrine, on the very spot where liberty was declared, that birth-place and religious be lief should be tests for civil office ; that "Americans must rule America," that the intellect of man, so incomprehensible to him self, his moral virtue, his very soul, was to be measured. by the accident of birth and. re ligious faith. No matter.• how great and bril liant and pure and God-like his attributes, if horn in the wrong place, or if he bowed the knee at the wrong shrine, he was doomed to obscurity. But this, new Order was readily recognized as an old enemy in a fresh garb, concocted by the same spirit who a short time previous., had scouted the principle on which it was based ; the Know Nothings who, in 1552, de nounced General Pierce as a bigoted Protes tant, and attempted to sustain the charge by Catholic certificates, are the same sensitive Know Nothings who circulated the famous pictorial biography of Gen. Scott, their can didate, displaying him in the midst, of raw Irishmen, listening to their complaints, and ministering to their wants, and all this to prove that he was a generous man, who would not neglect the poor, down-trodden foreigner. It was the candidate of these Know Nothing leaders who travelled the country in the last Presidential contest to . - win the votesof foreign-born citizens by ridiculous twaddle about the "rich Irish brogue" and the "sweet German accent." It- was their candidate who proposed to interpolate a new plank in the platform, to the effect that any specie's of humanity mustering in the army for one year should have the right of suffrage. Notwithstanding Gen. Scott's identity with the. Catholic church, these Know Nothings • voted for hinV'and they would have done ' so had the Pope been his daily companion.— But Scott was not elected. These much emir- . ted people voted as theretofore, some for the Democratic- and some-for the Whig candidate, thus vindicating themselves against the charge of clannishness now so freely made. But a change came over the views of their s: 'former admirers, the Know Nothings. The foreign accent lost its charms, and the groups of , Erish - with whom- Scott had mingled, as well as the church with which he was iclenti ' fled; have been converted into hideous mon : sten to alarm the weak and ignorant ; and hence Know Nothingism. It is almost incredible that any portion of . the American people should have embraced a doctrine so offensive and unjust, and above all, ,that they should have so readily indul ' :god in all the evils and wrongs of which they complained. Thus, claiming to be peculiar ly "Aanerictin, they embraced principles dis tmetly anti-American. Professing reverence for republican institutions, -they made war on their very essence—civil and religious free doni: Deprecating secret and clanidi move ments in others, they adopted the practice• themselves. Discarding, in terms of bitter ness, Jesuitism in matters of religion, they determined to try it in politics. Professing, profound reverence for the teachings of Wash ington, they adopted a plan of organization against which that good man warned the . people; All this because they had suddenly be come alarmed about the dangers of foreign influence, and the power of the Catholic Church and the Pope. But sensible people, looking at the census, discovered that there are-only about 800- Catholic Priests in the 'United States, against 25,000 energetic and untiring Protestant Preachers—thirty of the latter to one of the former—and also, that the fore2h born citizens are about as one to twenty-three native born. They could .dis cover no cause of alarm in such a picture.— They were reminded, too, that our fathers were not afraid of Foreigners or Catholies,fn times past. That they had councilled to gether when Independance was declared, and when the 'Contitution was made. That the foreign and native born, the Protestant and Catholic had stood and fell in the war of the Revolution; in that of 1812, and again in that with Mexico. That they had paid taxes in times of peace. That La Fayette, Montgom ery, De Kalb, Koscioski were foreigners.--,- They even remembered that Tom. Corwin, who said that American soldiers in Mexico should be welcomed with bloody hands to hospitable graves, is a Native, and that Gen. Shields, who was shot at Cerro Gordo, whilst commanding a charge on the enemy; is an Irishman. They were reminded, also, that we fixed the conditions on which the people of other countries, of every religious denomi nation, could become citizens equal with our selves. That we invited them to come—that we had boasted of our vast unoccupied territo ry, of freedom of speech, liberty of press; and dignity of self government; of an asylum for I - the oppressed; the land of the free and the brave, where men could worship their God according to the dictates of conscience, and there should be none to 'molest or make them afraid. That so invited, many have come from every country, and of every religious belief; and that having complied with our terms .we were bound forever. That all at tempts to take from them any of the privile ges or opportunities thus bestowed, is had faith and bad morals. These considerations checked the progress of Know Nothingism. Two years ago it sallied forth, with the imperious bearing of a Goliah, challenging the Democracy to single combat, but now it is more like ashorn Samp son, hiding its face for very shame. It is a proud remembrance that the Democracy of I Pennsylvania had met this new Order at the very threshold of its career, and resisted it, regardless of consequences, prefering the right to victory. I have often said before, that the contest of 1854 would compose one of the brightest pages in the history of the Democratic party. Bat I wish you to look at the joint or com bined enemy for a moment. No one has fail ed to notice the efforts which are being made to bring about a fusion between the .Republi cans and Know Nothings in the North. The first coincidence is, that the New York Know Nothing Convention, and the Phila delphia Black. Republican Convention, both nominated Mr. Fremont for President. Then, again, they have united at different points, on State and local officers. In Pennsylva nia, for instance, they have but one ticket. And here they have acted together before, and may do so again. They did so in 1854 and in 18,55, and havedetermined to do so at the coming October election. This work is the easier fur the reason that with a few hon orable exceptions the Know Nothings arc Black Republicans. Dissimilar as are their purposes, they will unite, if it be necessary, to secure office and spoils. The exampleswe have in this State, should satisfy us on this point. Now let us bring them in juxta posi tion, and study the whole picture. The .Ab olitionists, alias Republicans, are agitated to distraction about the hardships of the Afri can slave; they are devoted to his interests,. —arc determined to.sever ins chains, and to elevate 'him• in the scale of moral and politi cal being. This is their faith and purpose. The Know Nothings, on the ether hand, are pledged to proscribe all foreign born Catholic citizens from civil office, and thus degrade a large class .of white citizens.-- They are not for the African, but they aro against the Irishman and the German, the Frenchman and the Welshman, &c. It is perceived, then, that the success of Republi canism is the triumph of the colored race, whilst the triumph of Know Nothingisin is the signal for the prostration of a large class of white citizens. Now I can hardly see how this business can be managed on joint ac count. Its practical workings presents sad difficulties. The negroes and the foreigners can never stand on the same platfc, , rm. Fre mont, if elected, will be half Republican and half Know Nothing, for he will be the em bodiment of the views of all his friends. Then how would he meet his obligations?— Would he put the negroes up and the for eigners and fanatics down, or vice. versa ? Either horn of the dilemma would be distress ing. The most reasonable solution is, that as the Republicans and Know Nothings had triumphed on joint account, he would divide his faVors. He would redeem his obligations to the Republicans by going in for the color ed race, and in like manner he would re deem his faith to the Know Nothings, by pro scribing all foreign born and Catholic citi zens from office. I can see no other reason able version. Bat there are other phases of this fusion 'Which I find it dificult to solve.— For instance, I cannot understand how those Abolitionists, whose sympathies have been so excited for the African, and for his protho tion on grounds of humanity and liberality, can so readily fraternize with a party whose avowed purpose is to proscribe white citi zens, and degritde them to a 'condition but little above that of the blacks. I had sup posed that when the benignant feeling of be nevolence got possession of the human heart, would be broad enough to cover the white as well as the black race. Arid then, again, how can the Republicans,' with any show of sincerity, denounce the repeal of the Mis souri line and then make common cause with a midnight dynasty, whose avowed purpose is to break compacts, to disregard the Con stitution and laws, and violate the faith of our fathers, for the purpose of subverting rights and privileges conferred upon the for eign born and Catholic citizens. These are things which I do not understand, nor do I believe that when Solomon said, "there is nothing new under the' sun," he had any reference to a fusion like this. But what is almost as incredible, is'that in the face of this startling picture, some of the Republican presses have the boldness to claim the German vote for Fremont, and if 'it be true that "coming events cast their shadows before," we may look out for another addi tion of the farce of with the foreign born citizens on the stage. But the attempt cannot rise,above a farce. Surely our natur alized citizens are not to be deceived Again, as they most surely will be if they rely upon any protection but that furnished by the Constitution and the laws ~ and. a.Dem7ocratie "adininistratiOn. . I had intended to answer at length some of the attacks made on Mr. Buchanan, but I must be very brief, as my address is already much longer than I had intended. In the first place then, I saw it alleged in a Ile publican paper the other day, that the Legis lature of Kansas had passed very. bad laws, and, therefore, Mr. Buchanan should not be elected. I thought this strange' logic and far-fetched, and that it would be quite as logi cal and more conclusive to say in, reply, that the Legislature of Nebraska organized by the same law, had adopted very good stat utes, and therefore Mr. Buchanan, should be elected. Then, again, that he was Opposed to the war of 1812, the, only eVidence of the charge being that he volunteered. to fight the enemy. Such hostility would be better than such friendship as-some of his enemies showed the country in that and: the subsequent war. Then 'again, the stale slandef about:letting all the Democratic bloOd out of his veins.— That is answered by the circumstance that he gave the British a chance to bleed him in the war. He never said any such thing, and had he attempted- the operatibn, as his past life shows, he would have bled to death. ' Then again, that he advocated 'ten cents per clay as the proper wages for labor. This is a most reckless perversion of d' great speech. It is a little remarkable that just "at the time his enemies are using this speech, his friends are getting it printed for general circulation, as one ofthe best means of promoting his election; of convincing men of all parties that he is a statesman in every sense. For one I have always regarded the speech as one of the very ablest and truest of his life. Ile evinces a just comprehension of the relations of capital and labor, of coin meree and navigation, of the laws of, supply and demand, and-of the influence of a paper currency upon the affairs of every people. lie argues most conclusively that high nom inal values, Made so by an excess of paper money, is uniformly prejudicial to the labor ing classes and to manufacturing interests. That when the expansions come labor goes np laft and least, hut descends most under the influence of the contraction. The follow ing extract speaks for itself. I am for the speechper se: "T he sound state qf the currency will have. a most happy . effect upon the laboring man. Ile will receive his wages -in gold and silver." It is th hard-handed and firmfisted 722(? . 71 of the country on whom we must rely in the day of danger, who are the most friendly to the passage rf this bill." "We have all, then-Arc, a COMMIOII interest al4l it is our com mon duty to protect the rights of the laboring man; and "'believed for a moment that this bill would provo, injurious to him, it should meet my unqualified opposition.", As for the Abolition resolution of 1819, attributed to him by Mr. Fuller, he proved an alibi and the 'charge haS been dropped. As for Mr F's attempt to hold him account able for other men's errors, it is neither gen erous nor logical. The truth is Mr. 'Fs an tiquarian researches in the political grave yards of "buried opinions," were found about the wrong tomb stones. • As for Mr. F's sketch of the Democracy generally, if-it proves anything, it amounts to this, that the Democrats were wrong' on the Shivery. ques tion when they did not understand it, but that he and his party persisted in the wrong when they did understand it. That Demo crats, at one time favored restrietions, as to slavery, on Territory which the country did possess; but he and his friends insisted up on these restrictions upon Territory long owned. It is a little singular that my friend Fuller agreed so well with the Demo crats, on great questions, and never hap pened to vote fur one. The contest for Gov ernor in 1851, turned mainly upon the Fugitive Slave Law, the doctrine of non-in terventiGn and' the repeal of the law deny ing the use of prisons for the detention of fugitives from labor. Mr. Buchanan was on the affirmative on all these 'questions, with myself, and Mr. Fuller - Was on the negative with Gov. Johnston. I could give the resolutions, but it would be waste of space; • every body will - remember the extent to which Gov. Johnston went on the Aboli tion side of the question, and that Mr. Fuller still stuck to him to the last—even after the Christiana tragedy,' in which Mr. Gorsuch lost his life. In 1.8 , 18, he supported Gov. Pollock, after that gentleman had enunciated the most vio lent Anti-Slavery and sectional doctrines. But, enough of this. In conclusion, gentle Men, let me exort you to vigilance. We must elect our candi dates for the sake of the.party, its principles, and the country. Let no man interpose his personal concerns at a crisis so critical. Wt: must have an union of all national men, regardless of former identity, for the sake of the union of the States. lam no alarmist, but I should dread the success of a geo graphical party, and of secret societies-at this time. The triumph of avowed aggres sion upon the States, ,and upon a portion of the people. I dread these things, because George Washington- feared them; and be cause I can see in them the elements of na tional destruction. There seems no other obstacle to a glorious fUture, but this section al issue. The mists of bigotry are passing away. Some have talked of war, I have no fear of it. It will not come, but were it to come, it would not endanger our National existence. We can feed and . fight our ene mies, at the same time. We have to fear home dissensions, and -they only. The pal ladium of our liberties is the Constitution, and we should stand by it - through good• or evil report.' Stick to it like the wrecked mariner to the last plank, while night and tempest lasts. It is our hope and our guide. The boast of the Romans, that whilst the Collossieum stands Rome will, stand, was vain, but the faith of the American people, that whilst the Constitution be obeyed the Union is safe, is a far more rational belief. The. speaker was so frequently interrupt ed with plaudits that . it was deemed best to omit the notice of them. MELANCUOLY CAsnidayl—On Sabbath the 14th inst. John Appleby, a valuable and highly esteemed 'citizen of Dublin township, was kidked in the abdomen by one of his colts, of which he died, the evening of the same day; leaving a stricken and afflicted family. Ladies wear corsets from instinct--a natural love I_ , f being F:riucezed. THE, GLOBE., Circulation—the largest in the "county MTTIVEITIKW.O,,,RIA4 ' s. Wednesday, July'23,' x 856 r.... 4~ FOR PRESIDENT, JAMES BUCHANAN, of Pennsylvania FOR VICE PRESIDENT, JOHN BREOKINRIDGE, of Ky - TOR CANAL COMMISSIONER, - GEORGE SCOTT, of Columbia county 'FOR AUDITOR GENERAL, ~ JACOB FEY, Jr., 'of Montgomery co. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS SE,NATORIAL, Charles R. Buekaleiv, " WilSoa Al'Canciless DISTRICT., - • _ - - I—Geo. W. Ncbinger, 13-:-:Abraham Edinger, 2—Pierce Butler, 1.-1-11euben 'Wilber, 3- 1 -Edward Wartman, 15--:George*A. Crawford, • 4—Win. 11. Witte, • •1.6-,,,, Tames Black, s—John McNair, 17-11. o—John N. BrintOn, 18 —John 13. Roddy, ' 7—David Laury, • • 19-4acob Turney, S—Charles Kessler, " .20—J. A. J. Buchanan, 9—James Patterson, 21—Wm. Wilkins, 10—Isaac Slenker, 24.—. Tames G. Campbell, 11—F. W. - Hughes, . • , 23—T. Cunningham, 12—Thomas Osterhout, 21—John Really, 25—Vincent PliclpS. • • Democratic State Convention. The Hon.TIMOTHY IvEs having withdrawn hi 6 name as a candidate for Sttrviyor General, in a communication ad dressed to the Democratic State Central CoMmittee, at its last meeting in Harrisburg, a resolntion was adopted by that Committee, calling Upon the officers and delegates of the last Democratic State Convention, to assemble At CICAMBEASBURG,, on Wednesday, the 6th day of Au 1 at ten o'Clock, A. M., to nOininate . a candidate for Survey or General; to till the racaucy created by- the dedlination of Judge Ivgs. In pursuance of this action of the 'Dome cratic state, Central Comm; ttee,.the officers and delegates - of the last Democratic State Convention. are respectfully .retirtteslted•to meet-at the time and place above mentioned, _for the purpose Stated. : JOHN IV. FORNEY. Chairman. G. G. WEsTcorr,- JS.4%Ji G. • ge:rtan.•es: Democratic Counkty Committee. Saml T. Brown, Chairman,' Robert Almsey. Barret, A. J. Yee, Henderson tap. Geo. W. i',atter g on, Jaeksmi, Win. S. Lincoln, Walker, John Campbell. Brady, . Ludwig Hoover, Penn, Jacob IL Miller, tiniori, • 11, Zimmerman, Hopewell, Samuel H. Bell, Shirley, Peter Piper, Porter. Dr. J. G. Lightner,Shirb'g, Dr. J. M. Gemmill, Alex'ia, Samuel Bolinger, Cromwell, Jae. B. Carothers, Morris, John Carl, Sr., Dublin, lVm. kilcy, Franklin., William G. Harper, Tell, Win. Copdy, Birniingham, Jacob Covert, Springfield Jas. Chamberlain, WarB'mk, Jacob Smyers, Clay, John B. Heater, Petersburg, Dqvid Hamilton, l'od, llcnry Itobert6, Democratic Delegate Elections. The Democrats of Huntingdon comity. are.requested to meet at the usual places of holding elections. in their• re spective ,distriets. (except lviiirray's Run district, which will meef at Donation School House.) on Saturday the 9th day of August next, for the purpose of electing' delegates to a Democratic County Convention to be held at Hunting don on Wednesday the 13th day of - August, at 2 1 ; 4 - o'clock. P. lg., fur the purpose of nominating a DeniocraticrTicka to be supported at the ensuing elections, and such other business tux 111.1. y be necessary. SAMUEL T. BROWN, Chairman July 15, 1856. Denwralir Ounty ammittee, Read the ,speech of Hon., W3r. BIGLER in to-day's paper. It is an able document. The Awi. Dr. Tyng The Journal last week paraded the so-called sermon of this politico-religious adventurer before its readers, and urged its perusal by them, because " the Dr. is the pastor of the weal him' Episcopalian Congregation in Penn sylvania," and because " etufore he has scrupulously abstained from any thing of the But there are also a few things worthy of note relative to . the Pr.'s antecedents, to the delivery of his " stump speech," •and to the action of the aforesaid '" wealthy congrega tion" in the premises, to which the Journal failed to call the attention of its readers ; It is our day to supply the' deficiency. As ,to antecedents, we refer to the Boston Times. It sus: PARSON Trio.—The Church of Epiphany in which Rev. Dudley A. Tyng denounced the Government last Sunda} in a violent dis course, is in Philadelphia, not in New York. This reverend political-priest is a native of Newburyport-:—the members of whose family have always been distinguished for their blue light, Hartford Convention Federalism—and, in the last war with England, took open sides with the enemies of ourcountry.. No wonder then, that this Parson Tyng shonill denounce a ~o verninent whose foundation is laid in the principle of the right, as well' as the capacity of the people to govern themSelves- = but which he and such as him have denied. lie is but following ''out the course of his ancestry, whose hatred of anything that looked demo erotic, was of the most intense kind. 1)r. Morris.; the church-warden 3‘ho felt it to be his duty,th interrupt the sermon and protest against it, has manumitted slaves worth $20,.- 000. Can anybody doubt which of the two is the best Christian? The Philadelphia papers say that lie was so intemperate•in his language that a large portion of the congregation became angry and disgusted, and at length one of the most respectable members of the church got up and rebuked him in calm but very severe lan guage. The Doctor omitted a part of his dis eourse thereupon, and soon clo'god. The following resolutions were unani mously adopted at a special meeting of the Vestry of the Church of , the Epiphany, Philadelphia, held on gonday evening: Resolved, That the members of the Ves try have • learned with deep and sincere re gret that. the 'Rector of this Church has deemed it his duty to select the Lord's day, and the pulpit of this Church,' as the time and place • for the discussion of sectional politics, and while desiring to entertain and express nothing inconsistent with the high est respect for a gentleman holding so sa cred and important an office, they feel it a solemn obligation to declare their disap probation of the substitution of such themes for the simple preaching of Jesus Christ and Him crucified as the hope of a ruined world. Resolved, That we most respectfully but firmly protest against any repetition of such like' sermons as that preached on the eve ning of Sunday, the 29th instant. Resolved, That the Secretary be requested to communicate to the Rector a copy of the foregoing resolutions. The Philadelphia Ledger, a neutral paper, whose daily circulation is over 50,000, and _ gust ?text James I . lentlerson, Caasville, it's -weekly 70,000, holds the following calm and just language on the subject: "The sermon has created quite a disturb ance in the church. Some of the leading members denounce it as an attempt to sub stitute political tirades in the pulpit for the teachings of the word of God. We cannot but agree with them in opinion and every calm and sensible man must see that the sa cred office of the ministry is in very great danger of being defiled by being blended with partisan politics.—The pulpit is no place for discussions, the nature of which, Joined with the infirmity' of human temper and judgment, necessarily leads to intemp erance of thought and speech. If they are touched at all it should be in soothing the angry passions which they generate, with a view to restore the mastery of reason and judgment." This is the proper office of the clergyman, and in matters pertaining to his particular vocation the world defers to his teachings from respect to his character and the sacred office he fulfils. But there is ,nothing in the pursuits and professions .of a clergyman which. gives authority to his judgment in political questions, or makes it superior to that of any of his congregation. There everyman, stands upon his own pri vate judgment. He defers to no authority but his own reason, and presumes to settle the principle of conduct which should guide him, according to his own notions of right and wrong, of expediency or -interest. In nine . cases out of ten the secular judgment in secular affairs is more enlightened and correct than the clerical, because men mix ing with the world and the principles of human action which its strifes and interests call continually into play. Hence it is un wise for clergymen to bring themselves in conflict with men: so much better prepared to grapple with the exeitements and ques tions of the day, and in which their inter ests, pursuits and aspirations are so much more deeply centered. It is a mistaken judgment to suppose that the authority which appertains to his divine teachings carries weight with it into other and differ ent channels, and the clergyman must have a . very imperfect conception of his office when he attempts to dictate where such authority does not TERRIBLE SLAUGHTER. ON THE NORTH PENN'A RAILROAD ! Sixty Rifled—One Hundred Wounded:: From the Philadelphia Daily News, July IS We take up our pen to record the most ca lamitous .Railroad disaster that it has ever been'our lot to write of. In all our profes sional career, in.t, a short one, we have never witnessed anything so truly heart-rardinf„— so calculated to draw tears from the eyes of the most cold and indifferent. There is some thing in the sufcring of the young, that sel dom fails to fill us with painful emotic n 4, and when superadded to their groans and cries, the eye rests upon the inanimate forms of . others lying in the embrace of death, their bodies mangled and bleeding, few can with stand so severe a tax upon human fortitude. The calamity we arc about to picture, took place a few minutes after six o'clock, yester day morning, on the North Ponnsylvania Railroad, at a spot called "Camp Hill," thir teen miles from the City, where there is a curve sufficiently short to shut out from the view approaching trains. At al five o'clock, a train composed of ten cars, containing the scholars and teachers of the Roma Catholic Church of St. Mi&iael, located in the district of Kensington, together with a number of male 'and female friends, left the Station at Second and Master streets, to proceed to fort - Washington, where they designed. to spend the day in healthful sports and pastimes. Many a heart beat with pleas ure in anticipation of enjoying a season of unalloyed happiness, which was soon tateeasc to beat fore er, and many. a face was wret,th ed in smiles that was soon to give expreSsion to the severest pain and anguish. The company numbered, according to the best information we could get, about eight hundred , the ears holding' when crowded, some eighty passengers each, counting old and, young. On the way out, the train heing an unusu ally long one for the road, it was delayed about half an hour, and was so lung that the conductor in charge of the regular down train, which leaves GwyneddatG o'clock, concluded to goon. Just, after rounding the curve at " (lamp Hill," the excursion train ran into the down train, which was either proceeding very cau tiously, or was at a , complete stand, and the effect was frightful in the extreme. The force of the collision was so'great, that the ears of the excursion train were driven on top of each other, and to add to the calamity, were set on tire: Men, women and children were jammed, bruised, out, and crushed to death, while hundreds (and this is no exaggeration) were wounded, some so terribly as to render recovery ex;:eedingly doubtful. Many will lose an arm or leg, if they survive, and not a few both. So wide spread was the destruction, and so appalling the catastrophe, that it was some time before a sufficient force could be collect ed to render any assistance to the wounded, whose sufferin,gs, amid the broken timbers and the spreading fire, may be imagined but not descril),_!d. The czJinnity took place at a point where there is and no house easy of access, and as the su.l rose upon the scene, the condi tion of the wounded became more and more terrible. As the news of the collision spread the sur rounding neighbors from Chestnut Hill, Gwynedd and other localities gathered, and did all that was possible for the wounded. 'l'he railroad officers were early apprised of the affair, and despatched an extra train to the scene. One of the cars contained mat trasses for the wounded. •The delay neces sarily- attendant upon the removal of these, made it nearly eleven o'clock before any of them were received at the Shackamaxon Sta tion. Here everything had been provided for the prompt dressing of their wounds and alleviation• of their pain,' as far as possible. The scene at the Shackamaxon station, it would be idle to hope to convey an idea of by description. Places were assigned for the dead, which were laid in a room on the west ern side of the building, while the wounded were scattered all over the place, under the care of the physicians and their friends.— Many were bruised and lacerated that utter ed no word of complaint, and manifested no sign of impatience at a want of attention, seeing that others so much worse off than themselves were receiving proper care. The torn and disordered condition of the dresses of those but slightly injured, showed how violent had been the collision. . Occasionally a mother, a brother or sister would recognise a dear object of affection among the dead or the wounded ; and their feelings would find vent in groans and tears added to which the cries of the wounded made the place most heart•painful and sad. We trust that we may never be called upon to witness a like scene of human suffering and woe. One. of the first of the dead taken from the ruins of the cars, was the-Rev.,Mr. Sheridan,. of St. Michael's Church, who was in one-of the foremost cars. He was shockingly dis— figured, and his clothes were on fire when, found. Mr. Sheridan was a native-of Ireland,. about thirty years old, and was a most elo— quent preacher and learned gentleman.. ile• had made himself universally beloved, by his kindness, and his loss will be deeply deplor— ed. The body was removed to the pastor's house connected with the church. An evening paper of the 17th, gives the following The up-train consisted of twelve passen ger cars. a baggage car, a locomotive and tender. It is estimated that there were over eleven hundred persons onthis train, of which over.one half were small children. The most horrible sight of all was that of the burning ears—for in i few moments after the collision, the fire spread rapidly through the broken remnants, burning and roasting to death nineteen men., women, and children.— The groans and shouts of the wounded, as those held by the legs and arms to the burn ing wreck were of a character to appall the bravest heart. A row of men was at once formed, mid buckets used, to extinguish the flames, but they were unsuccessful. A large number of persons were taken from the wreck slightly bruised, who mad e hair-breadth escapes from being burned to death. The farmers in the vicinity. rendered every assistance in their power, except one man, who demanded $lO for a wagon to go a mile for a physician. Swaine who was on the spot shortly after the collision, furnislie3 the following P articulars : The 6cei:c -,v;:s the most awful T ever wit nessed. Of five cars, nothing WaS left stand ing but the wheels, every bit of wood-work . was totally destroyed. A number of the dead were lying in a heap, E: o dreadfully burned, that you could not tell whether they were men or women. Under the ruins the bodies of seine fifteen or eighteen persons could be seen. No por tion of them could be reached, but their limbs —here a leg protruded and there an arm, or a. head could be discovered. The cars could be seen burning for a distance of four miles, and the Chestnut Hill Fire Company hasten ed ta the spot, their exertions in extinguish-. ing the flames, served materially in the work of te - cuing, the dead. As the. train of luggage cars sent up from the C:ty approached the spot, the scene beg gared all ueseription. Some from the City who had friends on the excursion, jumped out before the train stopped and sought their -friends, who, too often, were dead or horri bly mutilatetl. Their shrieks would mingle with those of the dying. Men left their work. for miles around and came to' the spot and rendered.all"the assistance in their power.— Many were helping to remove the locomotiVe, under which were many bodies. The heat was so intense, that it was almost impossible. to render any assistance to those intim ruins. It is evident tlat the blem?, lies at the door of Vanstavoren, the conductor of the down train, who, against his instructions and con-- trary to the advice of a number of persons, left the Fort. Wathington Depot when he knew the excurtion train could-not have been much more than a mile distant.. Then the engineers of both trains are to blame for ap proaching so sharp a curve without blowing the whistle. Overwhemled by the cense - - (peaces of his recklessness Vanstavoren put a period to his existence by taking arsenic. The Evening Build says : "The suicide of the conductor of the down train is one of the tragic incidents of this ter rible affair. Mr. Yanstavoren, after the ac cident, procured a - vehicle and came to the city with the dreadful news. Ile received no bodily injury by the collision, but when he reached the city he was in a very high state of excitement, and he hinted at an intention to destroy his own life. This was subse quently put into execution. In the course of the aftmnoon lie pi omred an ounce of arse nic and swallowed it ; he soon afterward ex pired, notwithstanding the exertions of sev eral physicians to save hint. Mr. V., was but twenty-nine years of age; he was unmar ried, and resided with his brother in Button wood street, above Tenth. The deceased was much respected by a very large circle of friends, and he enjoyed the confidence of his employers in the fullest degree. Prom the Evening. Argus, July 19 The funeral of many of the victims of the. late Railroad disaster took plate; this morn ing. The funeral services of the Rev. Daniel Sheridan, and high Mass were performed in the church of St. Michael's, in the presence of an immense concourse of people. Long before the hour fixed for the commencement of the services, the church was crowded and there were thousands without who were un able to obtain admission. The ceremonies were of a most solemn and impressive char acter. Several of our prominent clergymen officiated, including the Rev. Dr. Moriarty. The remains of another body was recover ed yesterday at about 12 o'clock. It was found under a piece of sheet iron, and was apparently that of a young girl of ! about 17 years of ago. The only remains left were a back bone, the heart and liver; they were brought to the city at si. o'clock yesterday evening, by the Coroner. All the bodies and remains that could not be 'identified, were yesterday afternoon re moved from the depot of the North Pennsyl vania Railroad to St. Michael's Church, by Lieut. Spear and his officers. Coffins were there provided for them, and at about s;r o'clock they were buried in the graveyard attached to the church. A boy, about 15 years of age was found in the woods near Frankfurd yesterday after noon,. in an utterly deranged condition. He had escaped from the disaster, but the fear ful scene had so preyed upon his mind that be was bereft of reason. He IVILS lying upon the ground tearing the grass, and the only expression that could be obtained from him was, -I live in Jefferson street!' As new details of this appalling calamity reach us, it appears that its extent is much greater than was at first supposed. 'lt is be lieved that the number of wounded will ful ly reach one hundred, and the number of dead at least sixty-five, besides other bodies that cannot be recognized.