Independent Republican. (Montrose, Pa.) 1855-1926, May 31, 1855, Image 2

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111111 9 .F.. - READ AND 11. U. FRAZINR. EDITORS ,
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1 Thursday, May 31, 1855. - _
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..mmocratic - party., is still victorious,
I:at the South. The election that hag just tak
en place in Virginia, shows that the influence
which', has defeated that party in every Free
State' holding a general eleetion since the
passage of the Nebraska bill, does not extend
. South: of- Mason Ar, Dixonsailne. - Henry. A.
WiSS, the administration candidate, is elected
Governor ef : Virginia by - a large majority
`ever, his knew-Nothing opponent. -
.His ma
. jeriti Will not be far froiri 10,000:. We have
- herelanindieetia that the so-called. Demo-!
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It*tio' patty is' not only Still strong at - ' the
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SOW*, but stronger than, all its opponente 1
earOinecl: COmpare the pre;ent condition
I . and; .strength of that: party in the two see- I ,
Voris of the Union:---for exempt°, in the two
States which have • long - been the
„Pibral- ;
- tars!, of Democracy, New-Hampshire and Vir- I i
ginial 'The 'same paper that brings us the
first news of the result in. Virginia, contains 1
the Official- vote for Representatives.. to Con- - 1
:gress- in New-Hampshire, showing an aggro-1
gate" majority, against the Slave - Demociacy
of more than ten thousand in thiit little State,
Thee cause 'of' this difference is very eVident.-
The - Democratic
.party 'having 4 betrayed its
principles and espoused the interests of Slave-
ry, the South is grateful and the North indig
-mot.: It is the Pro-Slavery position of the
ikeroonttic. party that has destroyed it : in
`NeW;Hanapshire, and preserved it in Vir-
, ginia. The 'Native-American feeling has air-
patently as :fair a field to operate in it the.
South as here, :butit proves insufficient there
.. i toflefeat thelDernocracy. ' I
The Slavery issue, in. importance so 'long as. that
queition. - r‘mains unsettled and , the Slaveoc
.raey continue their , aggresgions,"and no. effort
'ofpolitieal leaders can divert the - -attention
- of: the Northern People. &Om - that issuekby
..any sort-of -.eompromise, or by representing
any other issues as : more important. , The
people of the •South ,appear to be enlisted
__with equal , the:crus,ade of Slavery.--
Though, they- might desire to' have_ Congress
enact such laws as would act as a check on
the influx of: foreigners into this codntry
- espce' ially if
,there liv,as any probability that 1
those foreigners might give their votes and - ;
inthience-sgainst - Siavery, instead - of.for it, as 1
they have generally . done hitherto---they 'es- ;
teem the procuring•of pro-slavery legislation
`sae 41 Matter-Oriar greater consequence. They 1 1
.are quite as .unwilling to ignore the Slavery
• queition as we are—if to ignore it Means to.
let it alone., The South, or the small
- - •of aristocrats who stand for the. '
nth in - all .
political •ealeulationf:-, are laborin - desperate
ly, by whatever means present themselves,
-to increase their Power in the national gory,
• einMent. 'The- Democratic party has pre v
• ed - 4 trusty ally in that behalf, and the Smith
- la grateful. - h.. is not`deeqod prudent by the
leaders to quit an alliance which has done so
.., --mid for their cause, merely to experiment
• with `a part whose fidelity to Slavery has
-not been proved. The truth asserted by tho
Montrose Democrat, tho-othor day, that the
South' wouldnever profit by an alliance with
~this party's Toe," seems as :well understood
;by the Southern as by the Northern Dernoe.,
racy, Consequently, the old alliance will . he
maintained, and Slavery will continue' to fight
` : its battles• undei the banner of sham Dd-
view•of the result In Virginia, a num
, ler of questicins present thethselves for con
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mderation, The Hunker Democracy •of
, North haie been for some time assuring the
world that
,the Know-Nothings are Pro:
Slavery. Do
_they' adthit that' the Demo-1
- eratic party is Pro-Slavery Itnet, we have I
the astonishing spectacle of a T. ro-Slavery par- I
ty defeated in a Slave State, at. a time when
the slave power must feel the necessity of
- putting forth every effort to retain'its aseend
,ency, by a party that is not Pro-Slavery !-
- The party that t goes the farthest ht support
of Slavery will be victorious at the South,
and the Virginia election, the importance of
which was duly appreciated by the Slave-1
,holders, satisfactorily shows that that party
is the Democratic. We should think that; i
j ailer this unquestiOnable evidence from the
South, in addition- to what had been previ
4tinsly furnished by the elections at the North,
the DeinOracy would feel satisfied that theirs
is the Pro-Slavery party, par excellence, and
would for very shame cease from imputing.
to others the character that so unquestiona
, 1)1y belongs to themselves. r
• Though the American party at the North
.are Anti-Slavery, some would-be leaders min,
sel them to ignore the Slavery question for
- the sake of retaining an alliance with SUuth-
-erners. Let such advice ;be followed,•and
that party +would soon take the position - which
:proved fatal to the Whig party=just enough .
, Anti Slavery to prevent its having any,
strength at the South, and enotte)l3ro-Slavc
ry to drive from it a large body of Free-Soil
men—thus rendering easy*d certain its de
feat by the • sham Democracy. We shall re-'
joioe at the defeat .of the Virginia Know,
• Nothings-if it will eonviniie the Order at the
"Mirth that they cannot looCto the South for
strength, and that their success must depend
upon their secitring, the confidence of the peo
ple of the Free States. For them to consent
'to ignore the - Slavery question,:when no parr
at,the. South doe.s, and -ito other party at
the . North will, would be suicidal folly.
_TiteSouth is secure to the Democratic party,
and that party can only be defeated in 1856,
by a union of all its opponents at the North.
We are confident that such a union will be
effected, and that if there is .but one anti-Sla
.very candidate in the; field; hewill be elected"
by the freemen of the North, without much
'regard to the`ties of panty. Ir•the. Km*
-rotidna sihould .attempt_: to isk te a.union
airegilfiteeit is easy to surmise troadd
be tho-tottasquel . ce.. Hitherto; When they
- - biro nominated such they have - been defeat
-td), wkeP they-bare supportedFive
4911.*Fen-tAN' nysT, been, intuctisst4l.. UII-
m in a nd Ca eron were nominated by trielc
ery, but doidd not I**leeted; and if lit sim
ilar means al man like I.illmoro, for instance,
should be .nominated loiPreSident, the nom-_
ination received by the
re°l: 3o - Wle "agree with Sinator
that - policy fts,,lSell iii justice' segnires .. the
piirty.tolake'on open anti:Slavery
position. I.
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The Tribune and the Nrirgiin` . ' a Election. /
The New York Tribune comes to the try
possible conclusion in r l ew the ./ n4ult in
Virginia. We commend the 4.4 , lpwing para
graph from that paper; to §. careful consiit
' eration of au - , if such there ge, who ' may still
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honestly. believe that til cause of freedom has
anythim tttiope from the otganizition mii.
naraii - thelpemoostio tiarti.: . ---..
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The great I sson which the Virginia election teach
es s one , that ire have often taught, namely, thapthe
i time has Comeiwhen the stare l oligarchy make; and
llntend to make, the spread of Slav : ery the main, end
indeed, the only important attieleln their creed, and
I when they intend neither to hare nor uphold any
Northern :illicit but those who will become confeder
ates in this wok*. 'Finding ..the Demi:antic leaders
idready debauched arid reedy for their uses, and' from
"their antecedents entitled 10 mare :confidence than
they could place in theleades of tiny new organisation
they act accordingly.- This election shows that - the
Oligarchy meat - nand by the soicalled National De
mocratic, part= '"^T , ent ally, and to es
chew.and rel • howeier "na
tional." Thu full of instruc
tion 'for all the teachings
of el ents
" The 'am
; project.—;-Mon'tr4seDentorriff t.
Yecio t is last as 'dearly a riemoeratic
[project; act4ding• to the . modern definition
of Demoeraq. The Slave Power demands
• t
it, and therefore it must be adopted as
tieasure. It is a pet scheme' of the
present. Deir ocraticadmiiiiitration, which has .
made repeated offers:tor plrehase the-:lsland
'at enormous prices, s l at Mr. Soule to
Spain-for no lather purpt!)selthan to get it, by
fair means o r r• foul. TOpreclude did
ity of a -dou bt as to its being a Democratic•
measure, our Deinocnitie foteign ministers,
Soule,.llfasoii, abd!6 - 4eino crag's fiivorite for
President, ]ucluirian, lately met in solemn
J Congress -nt Ostend, and nuaniinoiisly ;de
dared we must have cobit, , . by purchase Or
force! Spain having refused to sell - lir any
t ,
price, the adlninistration, umle the direction
of its slavehOlding dictatoris is seeking for
some 'pretext on to pick a quarrel With
Spain, and so wrest Cuba frOni her, in accord
ance with M.• Buchanan's advice. If Pierce
should fail to sec* it , iind Bi:chanan should
succeed hint . as, President, he would be botind .
by all the obliiatiOns of party and by his
,re ; -
corded oi:finical to attempt to: carry out thii
pro-sla4ry project.' !The projects, of the
Slave Poiveri ups) the Spain Democracy are
so. evidentlype that all, attempts to conceal
the- filet, :ire jain.
On ur fourth' pitae will be found the
first of a seri s of notes of lime travel, with
Which wed ho c to be furnished .1w our corre
spondent. The idea is a goOdOne,and slcili-.~
fully carried; out, Will present :our readers.
With; many [interesting !facts and incidents,
and much useful information - concerning Our
own and neighboting counties. While so
much attention is paid to Ancient History
and Foreign ravals, it desirable that We
;• should not ternani igndrant of matters and - 1
things ti at home: * •
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I An-liecouut of :Mother outrage of the
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; Missouriborder tliana; on a citizen of Kan-1
will be sound our columns to. day.—
Have we su4h a thing as a national b nOvern,
Ment ? and if so, is it {not the ffuty, of that
government I to protect the 4itizens', of the
Teriitorins 14 the ! enjoyment cif their: rights?
1f the prOpei authoritieS do III& soon inter
-pose to Oft 4u end io tliese i de l cdsof Violetice,
if the savngd and lawless insttuments of the'
Slavery prollaganda are to pursue theircourse
Or crime unalec:ked, the country is in. immi
nent dangerpc-Civil uiti. • - :
A Citizen SA apped—LThe truth of theiMe-
Crea afait--What is needed in Kansas.
Correspondencie of, the N. T. Tribune.. . -
Learepivorth„lianSa.s, May .JB, 1855.
Yesterday ! another outrage was inflicted
upon our devoted territory . by - the Missouri
brigands. Fourteen of these ruffians 'crossed
the flyer and seizing Mr: Win. Phillips, one
of our, most intelligent, energetic and rliisPeet , -
Able citizens, carried hint back with them and.'
landed safelt on the - oppcisite side of Ole riv
er before the people oflthe place had; collec
ted,togetheri to: deterniine what to do, and
then it was wo late \ for pursuit of an unknown
number ot i i iiffians and 'bandits, the greater.
' , portion having remained on the Missouri side
of the river.l Thus poor Phillips was.leff to
-the . mercy. of a ruthless! mob, who, took hiin
! several miler. into that accureed land of 'chains
and Slavery and there, having otherwise in
sulted him,Fhaved one side'of his head,strir
pod ail 'his clothes offiittd tarred and f4athen
ed him. 'Ten they rode him on a 'real 114
miles'and - Nick', and Ptit him. up at aliction
and sold him for. on 'dollar as ,an insult to ,
such as; oppose thf Purchase and- side : on
Slaves. ~ Tlie man who . purchased hit took
him bathe with hitA shd he has w:it been,
heard of sinee. ~ Mil Phillips is a young mar
ried man laiely of Alaisaehusetts, a layer,
of sonie' coniiderable Wealth, and his only of , I
ferise was that of cbritesting the election. in
his District [(XVItIO which was cast aside
and a new.l4....ctionordered; His life' was
then threatened, toiether with Mr. McCrea's
who, having learnect the fact, , informed Phil
lips and adVised hiih to arin, which he neg
-I,lected eveniafter the attack ,upon McCrea
and his killite , Clark after being struck
I him With a deadly weapon and shot at.----
1 Phillips :Still persisted hi trutintiiining that no
inumber Eif ersons could b 9 fotind to attack
i i him for the Irnere exc
. se of t 6 rights °rev-
I cry - citizen ;) and thus Ise was t.aketi fester
-1 day withou.: the ineatl ot sett:defense and
ana perhaps inurdered; ,)• ---
McCrea 'a offense %sas that ik puttiug the
election in Vie - Xth District in Ontest aud se- 1
cuffing t cord Bates to two FreeiState men.—
I Ire might, owever, have es:taped till, after
1 the 'attack'
,pon Mr. Phillips, had he not pre
sehted hitu4elf at a niiied rneeiing where one
4 ofihe Je4e,rs. of these ibrigandk was present,
and sought*. chance ,to enact him, as Me
Crea was Woll 'known to he . will-armed, and
• disposed toiseltdefensei. Re was set upon
by Clark aid fintr other rulfians, receiving a
glancing iii Tioin Clark and .a shot . thrt'
the. arm by another before ki ling '. Clark. ; --
The others fled, and; a getieral tight . was
alma. to onto° when lidersaad wised &friend
to go and '..4= out a warrant for hinsself; sac
thus, they ( , terea's friends).might fightlun
. Aiesithe ~ ,ow 4 the 1aw. , ..8ut tbe Miaow
ii Boa* ieoing lost their leader backed but
- , sad ibeemniii *tut vat* of the lieu* .and
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larcerea was given . np tnsthe Oi fi at Fort
Leavenworth, where hi, ,- now • mainsof his
own free will . Had b.•- at large the
10dnappeze of Phillips .o '. . ht have had a hot
tittle of it, - 1
, I lave only to : • in,liddition thatthe pea
'ple of the; Free = ates 41 oar but little of nur
condition he - U
and as ; de of the proper
mode of `• ling - the i ieedom . ,of Kansas,
, which ' to MI. Abe tle or two - must be
I fo' • t, a regular pitched! general battle. Un.
is; that is done, more death and misery will
be the necessary consmitence. If you want
to help - us who have exposed our lives and
fortunes here for the cause of freedom, send
us revolvers and other eapons.
I should not forget tOi call your attention
to Blcerea's condition: He is poor and
needs counsel ; Everything . will be done to
convict him by money,; ..te.rjury, and eVery
other means within the ire.ach of the Missou•
visas. He has for some; ` eleven months been
an eyesore to them. His quarrel was tore
ly that of Freedom and:his action was pure
ly self-defenae. A = FRZEMNN IN KANGAS.
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1 , 'We find tlie following ; in a letter to The
ifiesQuri Denuieral: 11 '
Mr. - Philips; the partner of McCrea, who
killed Clark, had' been absent
. some time in
obedience to an order frl,Om the people of that
city, but returned the other day and was sett >.
ed and locked 'up and threatened with a coat,
of tar. and feathers first; 'and death after Ward,
unlctui he . left . forever Bpon his peremptor:A
and positive refusal to do so .he was yester
day taken to - Weston, Me., stripped, tarred
and feathered, his face ;blackened, and rode
upon a rail through the.principal streets..
I am glad to say for the people of. Weston
that they did not sancti'en 'this course, and
had no -participation in
An eye.witne told eke that Philips was
calm and fret through all this ordeal, and still
declared that ho would in. Leavenworth
until it suited him to le.ive. . He positively .
denied having given the. pistol to McCrea to
.shoot Ciark.:• He raid he was no Abolition
ist, but a FreeSoiler ; atilt he was in favor of
.KansAs being a free Stat'e, and would votOto
make it so. Be be AbOlitionist or' not, one\
thing is certain, and that Is he is a remarkably
I resolute man. Ido fiord pretend to be able
to ferns a conclusion= as to how these pro
ceedings will terminate; 1
The election' for those! precincts in which
the first election was declared void, is to take
place on the 22d inst.4—next:-Tthesday. It
creates no excitement—indeed it is not men
tioned.. It will pass quietly by, go as it may,
At the meeting of the Lekislature, those who
were Grit elected, as wet/ as those who will
now get their certificaten. will' present them
selves mid claim seats, the Legislature
will decide who are entitled. We may ferm,
some idea how that will 00. , I Will, however,
be among therit taking notes. ' '
a pi a:slarty
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Emissaries .;havci been sent thiongh the confidenc
of business men, 'both limn' the North and'ihel
South to orgrinizeithese assoeiatiOnk. One confidence is destroyed' and i T"that noble class 1
Harvey .was -sent - into Texas 'hist' whiter, in-
„ South who
; have , ; giveni credit and character
dorsed and - rsaxtni'mended by 'twenty-three to St. LOuis are driveniby the force ofe!reutit
members of thtiMis - Souri Legislature. Front - Stances to -New-Orleans ? Mentphis, Cairo, Al, I
what I could his Mission; proved a fail-ton, Quincy and Burlington - I Then farewell
ure. I heard Of tintinine members inch& ; to 'St. Louis and all lier greatness. • Instead
State... He Was anZioUs to return to Jeffer-. of hertming the great Mart of commeree 1
son City when ilast heard from. ...McGee, of the seat of American empire—she will dwin- I
Jackson County, was traveling in ;Arkansas .dle down to the little tfordef- ton she • once I
on the same: mission. • 1 - Lyeargus Shepherd Of 4 I was.
; More 'anon; '' • ilG town EO. - S. PARR.; i
• TERRIFIC TO RNADO. , Platte County Isaid•:to; me a‘few days since I .
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Three persons killed—At house carried up in " that the whole Smith: was orgerized ; that ; ; THE - MI/TY OF TEVE, DEN.. 1
the air s - , I thek bad decreed - the destruction 'of every ; .; The events of the thirteenth of 1 - iti-chiliave I
:Never before has it ben - our duty.- to. re- Benton press n the State and a portion .Of 1 - clearly„ the Mitt& of men -least
cord so awful a calamity' as that' to which we the Whig presSes ; that they could Commatel 47 hopeful, :that there is; .'*-henl called into ' - eer. !-
now sit down to write:Pi The scene of the , any, Amount of men at a moment's Wareing.l - vice,' enough of moral energy-, patriotism, 1
tragedy is still before tihr mind's eye; the 1, and millions ot Money ; , that 8500,000 \wite. ;,and-htntutity in the heart. of the voters ot
I -subscribed it; .11.issoini , ; that thedestrucin.: New llainpshire, t - o rasa-em her-from politi- I
wteelte,of the tempt%t *still lying scattered
of the hotel at.!Kattsas; and presses at Lai*. ;•eal desptitism and;,degradatiOn. - To - day. ty- 1
about but were it not hit' the unimpeachable:
rence had •beendeeteed ; that they had taken.' F:inev d•tes -not paralyZe.lnit- heart nor bind
character of our informants, eye-witnesses of i
cannon'atong'• to demolish them ; from
.a dis-ther free liniki: Serv4es and traitors. are-in
the dreadful calamity, WC should be inclined
, not he blown; up by the kegs the chist.,;and the ;strong antis - of tree ineill
to believe that they fuld. been laboring- under Itanee : 4 ) as to
some mental hallucinatitin, and that what we lof powder said to :: be under the - buildin . ;, bear aloft her
. banner; ,Tleinksgivings are
are about-to relate was but a dream of the ~they
would not *tin* until every. Free-Soil r - heard al I ;along Iter'hille - ntel valleys. ..- The
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driven cf A *- Ari
Abel i'teni t was d , .. Itsso , . niepritanis break : - forth I into ; sulging,, and the
imagination. The reality; is too true:. and.
. and Kansas ; they were prepared ,for distill- treat clap their hitit4s.'l ; .I -.
The victims and the wounds ~. . . : , ,
of the other persons conititute evidence too.; • .
i ion'or anythillg.” He was then just out .)t .
, But wi j i, , , the_vietory hal been gYorionsiy
1 a-secret meets g. ' These secret meetings are won; the toeis nit yet 'anhiliihtted. Other
palpable tO be setlttside43
gen i erally tfeld ; encea week :or at the call Of battles are yet to he fhigliti.and - the Repub.: .
Our readers will retnember the violent:
hail-storm that took place in this city sister- -•
; their leaders; ITbere is no: doubt . but some,lieiris \ ' of. our State most nit repose in fan.
day afternoon between 4 and 5 o'clock and
good men are nde*ltto join this iissociatien cued 1st -entity. We, ninst'Nliitelitilli prepare-1
the oppressive heat the rust of the afternoon:
and get involved in; its meshes .before, th4y i for the future, or tief.ire iart'otht - ;r winter they
:4.t same bout th eVents to which we at
understad Its; objeete. Sol by some overt 'resnltslof the viettity , rill-lie in jeopardy.— 1
hide took - Iplace in the town of Jefferson, near, e
act or, by hlntsishedi or murder, they hula: EYery hietbed of tnisrepte+ntation will bel'
Jefferson Mills. eixteen;titiles distant. I grOually to. get the North and South to take i resorted to, and if any vulnerable point in
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;..A cloud - of peculiar shape was first observ.4-sides and 'bring e n 4 1 %d w a r land disitnion:4- the action of the canting Legislature, shall be
IThe nomivation : of' D. R. Atchison for the di covered, whetlitir: it he. imaginary or real, 1
ed approaching from- the north-west' and . ter
apex .1
President is ominous. • Public. ; meetings (it Will-he attacked-;with detration. What
urinating in a funnel-shiiped point-the
are called at all thi,prominent points, .where ~, then, should be done by t e' free, indepteid- 1
toward and imstly appitiaching the - earth. ; -- *
B. F. Stringfellow, ;,,L; T. V. Thompson Or. rent - men of the State? ; Fir,st and above all :
As it came nearer itwe* discovered to be a I
other speakerslare generally present to make II STRENGTIIE•N - ;,'T.IIE; FREE PRESS-
whirlwind, - rapidly revolVing and whirling' up I
exciting speeches' and lash to fury the pas- 11 Other Means are useful, but thitis is . fundis- , !
varieus objects, in - *bleb: were plainly seett.l
1 skins of the ,intil:itude.; Even the • Itev.. Mr. Ii tneatal.; 'Without it ntithing can pi-event that i
large, sticks of woed, bdards;amall trees and
Kerr, Chaplain to the 'Army at Fort Li..lVeNo• llrelanse to which
, : the :pto."•ilatery turd rem]
chairs: It was coming tokard our informants; I
came over. into: Plat -,{parties look with hope.' The • enthusiasm of
but did not reach then,lbut turned to their I wc 4• th , left Ifis Post 00
in `it public speech urged the ,i, the ter_ent compaign cantiotbe kept tip.—.it is '
right, described :a semi -circle; and fell upon a ; to ant}, anti
and immediately
larg sh, the roof was torsi
' e frame ?rouse.-Ina
ofr, n instant, and with a citizens to extreme measures. Bible in har0;•11not needful that it r. :should. ,e • but the set: .
." he seoutedthe idea of using honorable mectia,s V, tied conViction of the tien - ple,o? New Himip=‘,
the whole house v;as lifted from its founds.. in this . war." - • 11. Rich, suttler at Fort Lea n shire, as to the corruption and utter debase- 1
tion, literally. tone to - nieces, and the pieces enworth, was ;ready to mob the man if he !Imam: of the sc) called beknneratie party;- - can I
carried up in the•horritt; vortex. The furni. did not sanction extrente.measurea. He that
.1 he • established. The, :piddle • voice .can be
ture in the house, - alt of itt, shared; the same is not for us. is against us, is their mots : ' made the intelligent and :inflexible index and
fate, the weight of the articht appearing no
there can he tin middle ground.; and they ael fulvocate - of right-ai:tion. 1i , • - - - - -,
obstacle to. their ascent' whatever. ; ; . - no* busy-dragooning the whole .4orumuni l y, - If. it is supposedtlLiti the reat body of:4h° ,
And now we come to':' a part of the naves- . into ; Envy-,i prejudice, - and 'interest
. 1 , parties :ire sufficiently :info teed on the'ques•
rive sad indeed to relate In the house were
; int°
scented mixed;.,,up and foremost in everythieg. - tions of slavery and !inert , to make - their, - ,
nine persons . They were all drawn up into The spirit of honor so brightly lauded in the present position itivulneral le under • hit "the 1
the air, and fell, at. different distances, with days of ebivaiii is •idiicarded by these lead: . varied 'guises" these; subjects
The wife of inay , agstitne; the
great violence to the grnnd
err selfishness, a desire to enjoy and appro. ;mistake continued ;will f' be tal. The aim of
; c.' •
. two priate the la of Others without 'an equiva- iltu'enty years with; the; leaders of the • shamone of the eyewitneseeiV Mrs.' Page, and
lent, falschoedland detriction,blindness ofi
infuriated passion that thirsts ineuleate.;striet deVotion.t party , and foster,
h- IDemocrdey, has been tals ' ulate prejudice,
of her children. were instant? killed. All
tellect, and an',
ligtioraecef and the knOutedge forced into the
the other ; le mmas in the I s house were, greatly
otiors, for bloodshed all the horrors Of civil war,
injured.- injuries,' With two exte
a now govern' in 'that devoted region.,
ambit cf . singular and heavy bruises a lMay, Ipublic mind by most PetsiS ent and decided
the Almighty God ipaite hare his arm to safe leffort,.is ,no - iv the ehief:basi.; Of action and .Of
the body: .: One man -lied his arm broken,
and another his wrist hadly . ,sprained., Mr. our country frOtn . rpir: - The day I left Park- IhOpe. 'Thia,lhowcYer, is,!-ItY ...flu too • limited
. .
Page only saved himself from being drawn vine Capt. lirallitee: was busy notifying citi- 'for safe 'reliance. ; Fe ' *;ar; aware how .de
up into the air by holding on to a large,rock. zerts to leave-I.
, I. understand ,one; lady , b
51'9 Ificient the Masses bf the iof parties still are
was teachingisehoel was! order4d to close lof cleat iiifiirtnatifiii Orii the leading quegiiin
The - house, stood - upon ' : - four large granite
doors and be pff. . err"f.3om ere' going, sonic' Innw bet iie the, knieriCan :ii I 'l'h • •
boulders. . These were all moved several feet
bilked of defending their homes,- but thgv '
from their places. , - - 1 ;,-! : " . '' . - : . , 4 , .. pulses ate right,. ut se, tati_ial kuowledge on
The whirlwind went on and ;passed diag,- Were threatened with thousands of armed
, ;their civil: rights and duteslrespecting slave
'onally across a poet-and-rail fence. Of this men, Which.thris sec et association could try is very limited. . Biisidei, the administra
it tore up twenty rods 0 - effectually that there sect at the shortest notice.' ' - I - ' tion allie will dAt therluimo'st still farther to
. ..
is not the slightest Vestige of a fence remain! Mn:Patter:ion:telegraphed* Go. Sterl4' blind and; delude - 6E4u: anal they will succeed
lig. FroM this it . asied to 'the barn, tore at JeffersOnl.City . 4 that, the danger was itrurti-,. unless. the 'presses of freede tare vigilantand
fl'h' b J .Pe- .
: etrinv.
nent.' and asked protection fur our lives and
property. - ,lii,ine WO given. us. We then • ;Organization, Wisdem .' f action and of
faithful. ; ; - ;
away one side of it ant . threw - - it against a•
horse, causing its death,' -- The side .of the
telegraphed to the President, lint had re hard then fell doWn. on threel calves and iti- ( ` measures , are veryf • ininnr . ' tit; but KNOtVle
ceived no ; sealer When we left.
jurtxl them . so badly that they died during Had title EIiGE,IS at the bottom* ; Of - all—the safety=. .- . - company of tt.:3oPs been ordered from Fcsrt . the hone;of all. Mike thel public judgnt .
the night. , 1 • 1 Leavenwortli,i nine -tenths of our citizens intelligent and thectincietiee -clear, and all
- • The whirlwind' seem to pass toff in .a
southward direction. ,'- 1, *. '.' . . would hate 'rallied to -sustain the laws of our else willlollow of
,enintse. :It s onward sweep
• irresietilil
;;.; It is a libel on the fair fame pt our ,Will be - as - a certain as the
an - "
Many of the ; :fiagtne:nts of the buildings,.
citizen* to else* them : all, as .inobeerats and Ineenti ;currents; arid ;genial' as the summer
&c., fell to ;the gtOund from a greet height -
ruffums. 1 The great Masses are right. They ishowers.;
In corning down they fell nearly' pepetidicular- Give the IpeoPit knowledge, and
ly and entered, the ground like stakes. Hun- are paralysed iby the crisis so suddenly pre. ts e :
i 1 1 ,t..r own instincts will tak care
the of.the rest.
cipitated',uno4 them. , They are not prepared (th e contest is chiell ) l t o i ibp - mastery of deeds of these:were counted by - oar inform - „ ~
ant. to bang . - beir; neiihbars and destroy their t_pi Wit mind, -.. tl, . 4 ,- . ' -
oat. fiar b loo dshed, disunion or eiiril r , There IS now hi the State a strons
The force of the . storrn was tremendous.— Ft:Pert/I:
Not' only were 'the boards torn. off trom the
'beams' to which theyl ere nailed, but the
beams,themselves werelwrcitiehed asunder. .
The whirlwind was accon3paied by a storm
of hail, 'many of the liall: f stones being the size
of walnuts.'HSome of them were nine inches
in circumfeience:—Chieripo Tribune ; Kay 24.
?mammyMango* of the '' ZIP
On Wednesday last the Rev. Timm Na
m made 4 speech in Near" York. We call
attention' to tbSibUosi 4, remarks of* Rev. •
6 ln Massischusetts Name Nolltists
ty has already dose great things is behalf of
abolitionism. It has btlinagist sogeth e rs Let
islsture Which there sirs only as pence'
not behingito 'the Asherican party., They
never had a i t repreeesting so little
the interests of the nomeyed classes, but they
never had a A/ideate, stabracieg so mesh
Justice, so sass& kumanity, and so lauds lore
offreeclossas:fisspretesl ..11081111.11,1 of Mass.
That Legisisthre bad amostother things , ta
ken of all isetrietions,as to maks. in the ad
mission to the ' publie - lahOols; and it. bad de
prived of bil team **fps 'rho delivered up
a man to the slava-holder.' (Applause.)
Nrcipsines antsPreatOr:
Luiz* Fa 9 hoiiotillf. a PARE, EDITOR PF
11**11::LE ;A:TMINARY.
lbeilC4 l tt!iali letter printed
Louis PeinfickFt:of the ll3ol,wes lA - WV atilt.:
ded to in a 4 itel4published henie, Tribune
, r - r
(WS:4oday morriing I • '
St. Lolo4lliiirbAky; May 14, 1855,.
.11.Atchison, a dangerons
man, The. Ludt: ihary !steadily opposed his
reelection to the Wilted States. Senate, and
supported Col. t, e oonJ - .
The consekitiences Were, he lut, loose. his
hireling Press.* upon !that paper, Ibut they
got battle to their beaks" content and retired
discomfited frOM the field. About: this titne
the seltdefeniivC association .wax formed at
Weston, but the massea put it - down. 'D. U.
Atchison, B. r4Stri pg fellow, J. T. Y. Thom 7
son, and others organized a secret asso
ciation. 1 iim infornied its members are
sworn to sec.tecy-40 turn out and fight when
called oti from. headqUarters—to contribute
money to airrytiut, the objects of the assoeri
ationto Ebert - e4ually the dainages that
may 'accrue frau the oVert acts of any . of its
members ,and Le carry' these points even
the price or distiaion. Ihey are - hound new
er to divulge tt#, names of members. Thns
their clan can act, in concert every where
at once, and' lead tbe Uninitiated to suppoie
that it is the; sponteneou4 upriskg of the
people, whed : th,ey number only a corporal's
guard, Wiienia man is proscribed they net.
in concert tiiddstrof his busincsi and charac
ter ; and the poor; Man' is ruined without
knowing the mime. .1 All Northern men are
proscribed andiruined yin their business and
character or,diiven: out of the country, who
do not subscribe to thelr most ultra doctrines.
In this manner twbole doMmunitics'are over
awed. One'mitn-said, to me in Parkville,
-^4 are ;wOrs,
Times are ;w4,rse eria, now than they 'were
iu France itt.the days of Robespierre;" oth
ers said that: this was the first Lime they were
afraid to avosi their Ireal sentiments.' . Na
one knew when hisi btisineir4 would be • des
troyed, or he eidered out of the country.—
In this way teiOzen4 Mr paralyzed,' and sub
dued. They da 11 upon - other counties and
st. Louis to 4O 7 operate and - carry 'on the
Week. UnOrupuloOs-khey use any means
to 'accomplish their Orposes. Tints this se;
,cret 'engine efihell islat work. undermining
-the foUndationS of all social order,; of- conft•
-deuce arid peblie '
strife. But When the constituted Authorities
of our country call, they will quickly- step
forth to sustain its laws and its honor. .1
The whole force of this secret association
was brought to beer against The Lutnina4y.
Thi-y acknivriedge that they could get 'no
hold of it, and nothing was left but brute
force, which they.siere not unwilling to use.
especially When they_ numbered more Ow
one hun4red to one. Dr. . Liebe of Leaven
worth inforrned and some time ago that W.
W. Miler srsis placed down at Yorkville I to`
drive MO Stringfellow and he. were Iso
aounselling . in his presence.
From certain indications we are led to be
limo that the destruction of The Luminary
press was deierrnined on month 4 beforel it
was put in erfecutkin.' " Letters were receitied
lashing the price of our press. We offered
to sell at a reasonable price, but no trade
was consnrantated.t J.. T. V. Thompson was
heard to. declare that the press sbouldHbe
thrown into the Missouri River and 'its edit
ors bung. By the Wey, we had opposed the
appointment Of that corrupt man to the:of
fice of Governor of Mums, and thereby en
kindled his Wroth. Abounthe first of March
last; after Atchison had left his seat in Cen
greys and returned to 1111
said to jhave been
signed by D. R. ' , ..Atehisb
State no longer, desired! ih
Tad. other dialer tq perfOr
Unlit in - fearkyille
deed, frohi that time rinn.
the press_ would be,..descill
Clot alteri!our toned nor bell
Was done, We have mils!
the money was 'Made Op
Southerii , Democr4l cattle
minary and its'e4ithrs i
was destroyed.- R.
lei^•Suveriiyn reee.ved
expected $1,300-.' t more.f,
gets for them the ipublicati
the United- StateS.
ittip wf , to be'. at his didp(
tools, The Examitite,
jpSoverei.lo, and .K4nsaaffe
tents. But they are ready
have obtained ail 'the fiatr
MI of the President,: t, t
Rven now' mutterings, tire;
danger tt a momelit , he 4is
'How in smalls party
Control I Cannot eoneeiv:e..
kmembersl of the secret ttSs
Concert all over the conntr
'inns, pads just such resol
!_ers want, the impressioU g(
'the world and the resti.df
Lino when not one' l in twut,
the movement.: The meeti
vile that i sanctioned thei p
mob, was of this' characte
I 'Fens are Opp
and their action; they didnot
ing.; Col. Summers, Who
phiining the object the
against the resolutions.-
OlutiOn declaring that tli
will hi( thr* slt
.e consideret.. aeirsla.
in my Minds. •F. W
Miller, J 4 B. Ew ill a l re me
Suckers on the community ,
or noproperty,and have ion
up the country, but thLy
are the of 't the
any of the preeseS in
for or upholding this tosoci
Want to See the same F:titte
st: Louis as the "work
Do they waut to see SOuth
s.o:trade with. Noithern in
men refusing to ttade with
of presses on the side of •f feedom. Having
;toiled wearily we can hut rej . oice in this aus
;picking fact. ", And 44 . the attention -of
lour brethren of the Bepubllcan press,.to the
`great iinportance of la persiStent, earnest ef-
Ifort in behalf cif Frew territory for the ,
great west., and of prac'' thxil'reform of existing
!abuses at home. If 'society is to maintain its
•Iground against slivery . , its presses must lead
Ithe way.' If it is to be hold, its presses must
ibe bold ; if inflexible, they must be inflexible;
if intelligent, they must make it so. If they
,silent • and acquies
'cent, be 'lpst,
But in order that the Press may dolts ap
propriate work, an imperative duty devolves
i on thwpe.ople. Theform4r . cantiot be vigor.
'ous, bold and affective, if doomed to a lean,
scanty, ,:and starving subsistence. 'lf the
, friends of .free principles rind free territory.
iwould sew unflagging life ; -if permanimt. and
lincreasing zeal
_; if they would have: an over
• i wochning majority of, Ltli '.State - :cuUeSiee to
these great
,9cmtesti, lik Cromwell's .regi
liments, they must giv'e the, free press a wide
and overmastering circulation; '
Prechiely here hs now the point of action ;
now while the public'earlis open the Mind
: ' '
aliVe, and the; spirit right. Let the constant
i ss il4:4l it steady press, pour kno*ltdim
week a4tiveelt into the . public rainV an
the!ireiv4t, :certain and sat** A J :4o l 4 e p ec ,
plil k*
wholoi ; liberty mus* thiiiYa ' ,
Woe, 6:14 -` if they rufbee 41. slit% Ctinne
l',. •,;.- .-4
ai thii 1 1 , -;'1
- • ;.--,:. -•••• .
- And I.hirilite two ways Otdoittt e hlti .:—.
, ,
on by , eirctil , dug fitithful Ehlers , other'
by topOng unfaithful ones—a double power,
aud i t' duty not fully. realized. _What right
hasfa free rear to hire, by ne*spaper patron
agelanotherlto murder his own cause? What
rigt bai he thus to foster wrong and abet
crime ? ', Welshould have a generous tolera
tion of m•wspimei foibles, but not of unfiiith
fubless cia fundamental interests.
. What' man , believing in the right of restrie-,
i l the;sale of "Vile and - poisonous liquors,
wi support -4 prat devoted to the. interests
of rum-Selling 1 What citizen having any
preeeptivof consistency, will allow in his
family *sheet either directly or indirectly
, countennneing the Nebraska outrage? - These
' arfiquestions:which come home to many Of
t,lidse who ,claim to be true men—friendS'Of,
freeduiniAnd free- territory. Their' .support' '
of the effuse of humanity is now neutralized. •
Let thetn her in mind tbat the free - press'ef
ou State I lias'a claim upon them, end allow
ing, the dead past to bury their deeds of Orals.
sin!' t vre;eall ~upon thew to give - -11. prompt
and heat k ty patronage to the papers-earnestly
1 cotitending for -the sacred cause of Liberty
i and Hntuanity.—Manchester (N. R) Dent-,
1 ociidt. ! ' ; . -'
onri letters were
hied in Parkville
, l itating that the
i s services; but he
- attend6i. In:
r 1; thickened - that
•id ; but, 'Xire did
eve it till tho - deed
n to believe that
tp• establish The
ruins of The Lt-.
ken to before it
ley of The squgl
- at one time.and
Besides, Atchison
i of the laws of
• niment patronage
sal... His servile
e;Argus i Sqvaller
aid, arc thy recip
! the moment they
nage at'the dispo
rti against him.-;--
!: heard.. He Is in
neys them: • r
• Zercise . so *mud)
A half - a dozen,.
'dation - acting in.
• .get up the meet
dons as the lead
cA abroad that all
tankind are 'rnov
' - are favorable• to
g got up in Park
c ceedings of the
t All . good
•Cd to the: mob
'o out tothe.mecV.
- as rung in. as ex
' meeting, T voted
advocated a res
-Citizdns of Park
nen safe
e property ate
&tonald, W. H.
:they • own little
Hothingto build
I nd -a few others
;t• Masters.' Are
uis apologiXing
ttion ? Do: they
'if things exist in.
s' bravely on V'
rn men '.refusing
and Northern
I t *Ttiptlon of Mount Veinrvins
COrespotidetice of The Vail' , News. ;
Naples; 'Wednesday, May 2, 1855.
Everything in Naples is !for the present
extinguish one great facv---the eruption
of-Vesuvius. i King, ministers and- police=
men n• them:several spheres, are all' Scorch
.ol; shrivelled up into nothingness. ; tarn dis
pOed to. think that a Neapolitan. might now
wear a girdle round his waist,' or a-beard, or
a Wide-awake; so all-absorbing in the eruption
OftAresuVius. We have been - expecting and
longiugAir it for some time. The wells ay
114sina hnd been dried'up. More than Mice
shim 1850; the mountain- has thundered and 111
snioked,laml in the beginning of the . year a
a p
t i •
ortion of the crater' fell in. • Great
ber a of atrangek have, therefore, - waited till
very late in the setiaon,inthefiepeOf seeing this
ettrifordinary spectacle, and- have just taken
their leeve, Whenthe,tnountain, as in " des
petto," breaks out. .The pricipal guide Tho
is!called Boizalimo, reported on thernorningl
Ofl!the lst of , May. that. he- had just ascended
th 4 mmintaituand that en arrivingat the sum-,'
niit there were-a thotieand reports as - of
cannon and then. there was thrown up a dis
charge Ofred hot stones. - The rain and' mist
I and smoke, however, all; mingled together, ,
preVented atnear approach or nearer 'obser-1
1 cation, and We are theretbre for the •preient
left to -Our • unaided observations. ; Daring_
the Whide of yesterday nothing was to 'he
seen but smoke and cloud; which enveloped
net only the; mountain hut the whole coast,
and then, swept away in immense Volumes
toward In the very centre of the
ehtud ' might be seen an_ ashy - ;sul:
pirrous-cohired plain, which, b-a shade dif
ference 'in the color and by the y well-marked
that. it was not all of smoke,
'btjt.tliat lava Was coming down. - -'As eVe
, Meg caMe on the heavens - were in a bright
ahil the whole population flockeddown
tonhe Mole Of Santa Lucia to see 'the -meg
''iiiiifrentspectatile. it was one of those undo
sei.nes which give the imagination - - full
Rem' of the mountain was undis
tinguishablehnothing was to be. se e n. bet
elcieds,, "smoke and fire: Up to the very ze..
nit)) skylwaS covered with.large bulbous
black as ink and fringed with white•
underneath, and half way down the mountain
everytbing was on fire, .while rightin the cen
ter of it shot up a cone of black smoke.—
Still lOWer ; dark ;clouds coVered_the
bi4e oflthe mountain, haying, too, as their
center,piece l ;and contrast-the river of lava
which )4r -running down toward -Resins. A.
fe* davis slime i was exploring with-the Min
amang-t e ruins which still lie buried in
onkler.. the
.modern city: The neighboring
tnienitain was rumbling and smoking,- and
referring the inhabitants, as it were: to•the
hiOtory;,of the past. but they took no notice
()flit, and I doubt whether they now do so,
except to calculate the amount of profit' it
thav bring In to then f; for an eruption; of
Vil.s - uviiis is to them as. good as kfire to the
\lAndott; thielves: During the whole of last
trignt there ; was a perfect procession of. carri
ages itOward Resina. I contented myself
wifh•rernaining here for the first - - idew,• but
prphablv shall in over to-night; and-will, send
v'm fiiifher details by Saturday's boat. The
scene taus rendered still grander by-au eclipse
of the :meoh, which:took place. about' two
henrs; after Midnight. -
1 • , i -1-----,
Secret Pglitical Orgaiiitatiow . . ‘
• . 1 yve clip' the 'following Telegraphic item
from-the Pennsylvapiam . .
_ i
... i ." TlAL'rimonz. May-10.—The second public
:miefini of the Catholi., Provincial Council
wilSliefd thi's morning. \, Tkete was-an im
tiditace, a ieritton wits preached by
Abe Ile.Di.. ,McCaffrey oil\tlie dePeased pm
lafessince the last council.7\, , --,. .'. • -
T 6 4econd iitibtic meeting, forSoOth! and
why is it that the. PCnnsylvaniait,,ts silent as
toithe - private conclaves of . this Conical . It
pr . ofessi.i.s td be. specially hostile to - secret
o4h boundl -- : - political associations ; 'sad hns '
prpsent44, us-with evidences of its sincerity-.
b„ii. ‘.pikring two dollars per night,
,for - li\eot.•
r.CA and - faithful -report -of the treasonable
Kflow-Nothiags: -' It is.known to that. Jour
unl.. as ‘. . , :aimll its to every intelligent sehool4?Cii,
inl the iicOuritry, that our' Catholic Bishops
wi l thout exCeiption,tutvetakea the most solemn
~ , .
oaths taaseltheir utmost exertions, to extir
i- . ~ -
rite, and crush 'every heretical government ih ,
being ; ito d‘itroy republics ; and subjugate
.tti`p entire globe to his holiness the Pope of
l'iliae. i , Butt' few days since, Brownsoikthe.
iicipo CatholiC Editor in the United States,
tutd int', 4 speech at New
. Orleans, , thaf..the
. tholie:Chiireh stood between the' people
mid !,the government; and being' infallible;
botb, it' they wotilifprti4per,.inuSt, bow to its
diktat kat. And the organs of 'the same Bish.'
ops; woo constitute the council, have again
Mat again declared, 1 that should: the Roman
Ciitholie, Church ever, obtain a, majority"; Or tie
cure th'e goi , ernment, there would ,be,iip end
ttii, libeity of conscience.' -. . •-:
liThe i . conacil therefore is politieid,. `secret, -
arid oath-bound ; and taking. the . PonnsYlva
niitti aSianthority; we pronounce it:a band of
ctinspiratorS:- If the. EditOrS of- thatlottrifal'
.41 fuflnish'us with Correct minutes of their
pOpeeedingi .. we wili pay them and theirltitli
rid' tvpOrter; a niuch larger afponnt thanitwo
dOl ara . i . per session:, • 'Meanwhile: we, titist
t*i.i.raty will, hurl a few - -of their . bolts;'! red
mi)t4..u4ordln'on . .Wriith.'. agaitit. this insidnoiis
'Stieret political 'prOnization.. Indeed, if ;they:
god be consistent,, all; the :aiitidkmoiedo
-oeis 'iliiiitit denounce-the Catholic Piiiviiiciii
4une.klisHarrifbui , g , Telegraph;';: '_' ..i •
- ? -."-!' • . ' - • • ' -
4 41"Ini.efh - eial.statement of'rotealei - Rep. -
• 41 -11 •
resenttglvefi to . congreaa, in ew amps tre,
.shnsis' the follosvitit
(Dern.),;,212 nitijoritiesTaopan
Sinn) ‘o* - Mortisrin• (Dem.) 8,479; Ciaoin
(ritsicio - 04er Wheeler (Dem 4 8,486.
gOgatn atittAdtalnlitititioti - majo.ritlealn the;
vt'ole States 10, 270. '
Tin LisAintrwom SAL_
r vo NFE33n The Chicago Tribune, May,
t yrelgre permitted to publish the;
,t,Otate434ter,.,Erom C. McCrea, 1.3
wiiiiishot Malcolm Clark a a
since aFFort Lewnworth, Kaasas
s \
t 3
Kansas, .Maya, 1855.
DEAR FATHER Before this note ; f ilial( have!
come to han4 you will doubless have heard
of my ml.sfprtune the papers', ' though I -
f ear Aot..exactly according to fitet. The quea
, tion of Slavery here has come to such a
pitch of excitement that we are on the eve 'of '
'.a war.4ad beeniny mieforture to• •
`strike the first fatal.broW at 'a meeting rela
tive,Welainns, which took* stroneparty .
As everything in this
,devrated, Territory does. ,
I was haird--bY the bully-and* leader of the
opposition to all some of the prOeeedingii-a
fraud, (i. e.• deciding a vote against 2.3) he
rushed at me; with a piece of 2 7 by4 scantling.
I fled from him tilt he sintek:AneiLth4t I shot
him through tha,body.- Ha, died 4IW Orin
ten or twenty minutes. - I was slriasliot at as
I received Clark's blow, but not - Wounded :
was afterwards abot and ,slightlY,l, wounded
Our 'party was not-as gust on the ground as
the Pro-Slavery or we should have had some
more work to I, expect to get out oil
small bail soon: Your` affectionate son.,
. .
• - -la the Pails. itegionsibl- i' .' --.
The Pierce& Douglas press :have seized
upon the case of'Hiss, jot the Mri l as.....huSetts
Legislature, for the ptfrpose of making 'capi
tal against the Snow-Nothings. It would'
seem to: be a sufficient refutation of t the charge
that, the House, of whiehHisswasia Merriber, _
'and which is almost exclusively Know-Noth--
ing, expelled him by a vote of 1,87 t 015.--,
The following foreible2 thtpassage_on ssubject
is from the Harrisburg Telegraphl:
There was a Judas among theapoiiiles, but
few haie.diredto question the integrity - of
the elevep. There was an Amold duringthe
revolutionary struggle, but only ihe minions
of the - British crown hranded l the entire
American army as traitors. -Ther were to
ry leaders and banditti in the su ny South,
but the epithet was never appliedi.tO3Sfariod,
Ilorry, and their brave associates) A denr- _
ocratic spenker in our House of nepreSentit
tives, not manjr years since, deekea and jeivel=
led hisrnistress by drawing his -warrant °li
the contingent fund ;.• but he was not expelled,
nor were-his vices attributed tie party of
which he was an unworthy mem r; an Hon
orable gentleman of the Senate in the settle
ment of his hotel bill, a few dayssinee, was
charged about $BO corkage, on,l tWiee that
number of.bottlesof liquor import ea to" his
room during the session. But , orily rtvillain
deeply dyed as Hiss himself, woUld'eXclaint
" Such is the Democratic Senate
. of Peim."—
Scoundrels find their way, into eyety , Organiza
• tion. Church and State alike ha •e suffered'
their, wiles and vices, the American . party ,
'?ivould be . more \ than human did it escape their -
,treachery and• anibition. TO the onor of It-:
inembets, be it ,%tid'however, tha when the ,
born malty deteet a corrupt or unworthy man
within ihe fold, they brand and expel' him;.
mimid that we could say as
much Ifor all their
iiceusers. Let th e opposition press scarify
and denounce:Hiss and similar samples of im
morality,-and we will cheerfully assist them,
hut when they chargethe,otrence lot the indi.
I vidual to the A.merietin masses, th,ey must ril 7
f lOW us in the name of an outraged Ameare4x
I eaosaczzarrer, to protest tig,iiiiiaLt -PlAir catan_
I is deductions. _ .
Hon...A. H. Stephens of Georgia on Know.
itothin pa" m. / 1 .
Mr. A. H Stephens of Georgialhas written -
a characteristic letter on the linor-Nothings.
Mr. Stephens declines to join o r . represent ,
the Order, and -has withdrawn frdm the can
vass as RepreitiVe to Congress. lir.
Stephens is op :ed Ito Know-Nothings be-.
cause they , proicribe tho - Roma& Catholic;
who, he says , are ; better friends Ito Slavery
than Northern Protestants. But hisleading
gronnd, of hostility to the Order, eems to be:
i e
an'imp - ression that he his deffired froin the
action of the Know-Nothings of MassaehUsetts,
that the new party will not assurne diptinct
Pro-Slavery ground.: Upon thi".point fir. -
Stephens makes sonie-roma rks which I show
him to be a man of sense... He hdmits that
there can be no solid basis of a Pa:irty organ
ization at this day i except by a 9, agreement
I .among its members on what he acknoidedges
to be the paramount question °tithe - day.—
He.adfilits that - the old Whig pa.Oty went to
pieces on the question , of Slavery, and that
the Sham Democratic paity. are eixperiencing
the same fate;
and he declares ,- what is per.
fectly . true, th at no party in the !North can
find allies in' or Cooperative with. the South
unjeis it is prepared to stand by SMlthern
interests and their institution; arid this test
I he declares must be applied to everyaarty_
I proposing any such Union: . - . ~
. Legislasturei which
haS adjourned was in Session 13p days. The
compensation having been ine.reated last year •
from twe''dollars to three della per da,y,
the ! expense of the present' session has been -
mubh larger than that of any pt i vious ses- '
sion. - Last year the expense for- ileage and
attendance was as follows: 5enaie,..514,579; , .
House,- $119406---total, $126;685: This
Senate ; $17,500 ; House ? 161,68 '. total 179,
103. ‘_ The number of acts passe by, the Leg
islature andf'signed bY the Goie or is 488;
number of resolves 89. Two. 1) Is were ye,
,toed and failed to become laws , arid one .be-
Came a law, in spite of the vete. Of the
pure Native and Protestant inel.nres which
were-adopttM we may Mention the bill con
cerning the useof the Bible blithe schools,
the bifi,velating to Naturaliistionin the State .
Quirts, Soden amentinent to tbetonstitutith
relating to \ - the right, I' suffrage.l Th e latter_
was evidently prepa re d with great luiste, and. : "
a literal construction,of it would] eielnde ev
ery= American=horn citizen fr om 'the right of
suffrage unless kresidentfor a term of twenty
one years within the jurisdiction 3f thjUnited
States andiegally -naturalized. Inc Boston
Telegraph: - also -learns .that *EI . d ate of this
amendment. to' the 'State Constitution, as' ,
adopted=,, inatend of 1,85 5 5 is 18504 so thatoon • .
the official certified copy *woo . d appear as
'Wit -was agreed to by the Uou - five years,
ago.' "On the great questions 0 'Temperance
and Anti-Slivery the Legiolatu 'have been"
'ail that could be desired. - A i w and appa
rently- perfect Prohibitiary-liiter law
been passetio and it will .be no fault orate ,
ci s
Legislature if it. does not answe .itS \purpose.
The vacancy In ;the UniteaStat Senate has ,
lieekfilled by lilt Anti<Slaiery , iho dt
,claret war against the dough •ot`hie s Owe ,
tuo Ftft
nt well as all 'other partiosi; and the bill to
cure the,rights and liberties of AO_ .peop le of
MiSsachusetts his been passed 14 . ,n, 'polity \,
of mach more than two-thirds over the veto \
_of the Gevernor. If Edward.." Lorinrit-.,
6 1
Mains upon thn Probatirllefteh; a disgme to \
the Judiciary - "of Massiseintiet it is not the
fault OttheLegislature but'of / Governor. ' ,
lves'llevnbeenpasised declaring the Tu
gtive Slave iiet Unconstittitional , d infamoUto
d - eXpresiiiiithasettled jud eat of the
'people in relation totheNeh bill.-4 -
Tribune, / , $ 1
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