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LAIRO - E -: ;;C - 1 - FTC - 1.7L - T -7. 1 . 0 7 11 PENN;A.
B. NeCOLI,OI, Buttons
E. B. CLIA
AIL V,l N DAT, Publisher.
Montrose, Thursday, Apr. 5, 1555.
All - persons who may be entitled to Bounty
Lituf under the lac act of Congress, can 'get
it by appliciation; to this offlee: Our charge
for doihg, the business will be trifling. •
- The Neilri.
In Cincinnati, their. S. .Marstall has been
committed toJail for, contempt of Court, in
refining to produce the Slave Rosetta before
Jtidge Parker. The girl is secreted from the
anthoriiiesjoisonie.purp()ie not known.
At the Cincinati election on Monday ger
er4 'serious rows - tea. place between the
Know .Nothings . and foreign:. born citizens.
The ballot-boxes were destroyed by the K. N.
in -. ionic Diitriets. The reason given:for this
shameful conduct, is that "Sam" had a pros
pect of being gloriously beaten in those pla
ees, when his disciples t interfered to'break up
the election. Patriotic. •
The Lake is dear of ice between Detroit
and Toledo. t
_Court granted a writ of
tar in the Beale ease;-on Monday • the 2d. inst.
The Captain of the Steatrishi Daniel Web
ster reports that on his :OptWard 'passage to
San Juan;. he, was brought. to; .by shots frona
a SPanshSloOp-of war, whose officer board
ed-the Steamer, mid after ettamining her pa
pers, permitted - her -; to perine her voyage.
Rather . i IEOI6 rig: . •
An act was recently. passed by the Legii;
lature of Maine, forbidding her. State Courts
to - administer the Naturalization Laws. This
is giving up One of the . States best privileges.
- A Writer,in the New York.Trhune is criti
cisingEdwin Forrest, the actor, with a ven
geance. kr. Forrest has long enjoyed 1t fine
:reputation , in his profession, and is not to be
16114 ly an
.ordinary critic. We should
judge, froin.a perusal ((some of the criticism
that they, are made by one - skilled in the art..
. Read in another column the proof in the
'Jayvee's - affair. The "horrid transaction"
a bout which;odr effeminate neighbor. - blus
tared so mtich last iveek, served up this
time, to his!entiie satisfaction. •
Apr God,ey's Lady's Book, for April, is on
our_taNe. 111fis IS a neat monthly and ought
to be and is! widely Circulated. The present
,rk niber contains- : a very pretty engraving, en-.
'titled •..The!Little Sportsman," also a beauti
fully colored " Fashion Plate' Its reading
matter is ch l ace and instructivq.
Grihatiz'g Atagiqine, - for April, is be-.
fore us. It contains,• among - `other choi.!e
things, an t i. rtiele entitled " Mary Stuart,,a
Roma Lee et HiSt,ory;," by WOliam Dowe.—
This is written l in an elegant and forcible
style and is, of itself•well worth 0 ; the -price
of subFeription. The engraving of " Paris
Fashious7 accompanying this number Is neat
lv executed, and very beautiful. -IV ho can
equal Grahain in ministering to a refined lit
erary tastel • •- •
The Republican Fraud.
• By referepee to the expose of the Know
:Nothing by Mr.' Smith, our readers will see
that a flood, . light is thrown upon the Re
publican niorement .Of last fall in this county.
It will_ be Remembered that for months the
most earnest 'efforts were made to break down
-the circulation of the Democrat. "Eight him? '
dred subscribers, it was confidently asserted, I
- would-be withdrawn from our list the first of
January and added to the list of the new
paper as it l i was called, although itifact it was
only' the eld Register with a new head, and
the name : p Sir. Read as seili or Editor to give
it respentabilitY, 'and serve as a decoy for
Democrats.l It was promised that the paper
should be devoted entirely in its ,politkal de
partment •o: the question of Slavery,—all
party disti ctions were dropped aid merged
in , this o e issue, the free soilers of this
- county we to have an exclusive organ, the
Democrat •vas to be ruitied,-and Chase driven
from town in starvation and dis g race. The
ireat and oocliWilmet came doWn from the
. Bench "t lead the host of freedom'' en to
this glorio a result, ancl'ifor a time there was
rejoicing i the camp of freedom at the pros
pect of so glorious a victory ! The prospec
tus of the nevi paper was issned i :and earnest
patriots were found ready to'cauvass every
: nook and corner of the county, using every
effort . that frolsehood could Invent. to obtain
sulisctibek of the Derrcrat fol. their pure
and Patriooc.Republican. Thus, a few Moutlrs
has rolled. hy,.and the 'citoulation of the
its_considerably increased, and is
Constantly .incimsing., So far the Republi
can has bleu a failure. .
. But wei new have a clearer view of the
field. Light is breakieg,in upon the past.
The - .Repi4iican. paper, ;instead a' being de
voted to the' great cause of universal freedom,
has been the active exponent.of the most de
"grading sliaVery. Its efforts have been en
tirely devoted .to the,propegation Of Kupw-
Nothingismy r -that_slavery which seeks its 1
victims aMong the free men of the North, 1
and would impOse its corroding chains upon i
the conscoxas -as well as the, bodies of men,
—that slaery which seeks to perpetuate its
strength hy'robbing the free 'North of voters.
thus wealeng its political power in the na
tionJoithe=benefit of the plantation mongers
vfmtisisanmy South." Such . ' has been the
courwit4 he. even of the Republican party
in. fitisiine Rune county, and we have now the
lityici its conduct.
.lir t &o:disays.that After he was initiated
llairasite4-4bat - he must take no paper that
appalled t*isttler, and was receraseuded to
take the - o..licin: Piospeetuses for that
paper we ju r the .4.oodg.eoke.• „Here' is the
key -to . - the whole Catenation. It -was
through the Lodges pt . thelizoir:Nothings
that the 4imotiat :ini.,.. s 4ll:ii ,rixfn . 4 and the
blica j).Wit,.uxii" , ,jtiti6vere to bemarch
ed_. up : rthe i- 4:tf -au 6ath;-aud
placed p thOWOSltufliffief, 4 Strieirep
from the list of . -the Democrat, - The 1 ,/?epa6,
lican was_ their organ; and understood to be
Buell in the - Lodged it was started, for,
as the reader will 'see, it /as before it:tiler's isi.
sued that Mr. Smitlfwati initiated ancl*oM;
meadbd to take it as aPiPer ‘vorthref,4oW.
Nothing patronage.': Herein consists the fraud: ,
To the public • were held-out objects''Of one
1 kind;.when in fact - the paper *as started for
1 another. It was_ pretended that thelpaper
1 was to be a free soil organ,; when sec's-et}y i
Iwas started as the. otgatt Of. northern . of:r-ery
and the instrument in stirring
up - the: relig
1 ions prejudices of community, that the!;disin
terested patriots, :whe,
.Own and . control Lit
might obtain. oe e'akidTiiliinder: - t : O, gi ,
character .+o. its knfatirieS, Mr._Reed'atriatri
was T . & at its head, as Senior Editor; whe .
1 in fact he has no inteieSt in ititi any Manner
1 and has not written three lines for. it since i
[first issue.- - A sucees ; siOn'of bolder arid: naor ,
unseinpulons.icapoSittotisi.—a.tissmi l, of 3 ino
inexcusable : frauds and falsitip. q, were neve
attempted . to be imposed nponian hetiest pub
lie,,and'never:recoiled with niitire:Crtain and
1 Crushing weight. •Comtpunity now See . it'
1 what . manner these high. minded .aail.henortil
Nile men -these freedom-loving pat t iOts—liar
sought to impose upon their' boneSt Comic
i dons and actions. Their now see how th
I high influence of their Centti of ! Justice ha
1 been - proStituted, I . to cams Ithloirgri the.,
Igames of unnaittigated de;cepition and false]
1 hood. They now see how* is thatsonie met
pry "freedom, " .
.f'reedori..r "li:cedom ! 1
4 . .
while in thetr se ret biding placcis they in
suit their G odwi -•blasphethous baths; ap
.1 pealing to . His .ntine,.and seek, under cola
of propagating His Religion,. to
. easlave ti
1 consciences and rights Of a yortil
1 Children, and a class of His • Worsbil
. We now see too why this great.
was formed,—why it took the :nan
publican. The Wing .party' was .
1 Know-Nothinr , party had taken -iti
But it would not do to let the re
the naked issue of KtioW.Nothingil
pose of, hence the happy idea of 4'o
Republican party, as a - :ganie to 6
public and keep linew:.Nothingist
sight. Here waS,lbt: whole plan-1
chetit, to conceal which,. the , pur
Bench, and the - ssnetity of Religior
voked 'and brought into requksitio .
- oraLki men---disinterested .patriot
minded,.purelicarted and impartial
are you*not true Americans 1. 7 .-:ivill not sus
generous devotion rescue yourcountry froi
slave ry, ,a
nd -protebt -foreve • r "the
. - The Ille!hodist Chtireh: ' ..
From the Tree lAmirican, the Ktiow Not •-
ing Organ, publi/hed a't Trentnu, we ell
the following onslaught upon the !tfetllodi.t
Church. It will t,e-seen that the.extract fu -
-l- • I
ly confirms what -w have: Ire ueittly asserte
that the leaders.of le Know
. 'ething weitil I
not hesitate to Mak:, the satup war upon at:
iireligious sect, that . th . ,Y hav been making
upon the Catholics, ‘‘ll,6neverl they might s•ee
that they could inale - ;iKilitie7ll capital ther '-
by. And it is 56.1. Already .ltey pretend t
bare diseoveted Oat.tbereex*is in, the Met
odist 'Church - a great Central 4- power, in. tl
hands (4.* the Bishop's, srd t icy have seizetd
hold of this to a_ roused the prejudiCes of 411
other sects. • If any thristiaq man elm read
the extract and not feel alarnied for the s'af
tv and purity. of relif:ich, as well as the.gre. t
principle of religious toleratiim so vital in i 3;
preservation - to - all deiiorninittions, be mu t
be much oin stoic, \ in fling2,-. • • , ,'-
nde * mnatiOn • ' f ttti Know Not -
ing,s e bake been gove 11ea . ,) , ' - :no prefere -
ces for the Catholic faith, - and no synipatl v
for its creed. It. t 4 the priacitple :of toleratio 1,
.guaranteed. to all sectg,,:hy Ole Con , tituti - n
of the couritr , 'which !the have defended. T
We wouldgive to even; man his rights
conscience; andiresist any attempt to bri g
the religious element .of the i..ountiy, or a fy .
Church; into the political .aretia. We a o
Prolf,stantin all oat 9pinioni and educatio
and we - have contempt ted .
atternpt . to bring Cathilocizrn into politics,fy
we saw that it must .eventuate, soonsz.or
ter, in political. perieattions ;against "'rotes
taut sects.. It has come sooner than we ait
.The 4 Rnow Nothing Orman at
Trenton has raised the •war :ery against. tin:
MethodistChti reit, and henceforth that Chartlt,
is to he Olt in the same
_category with thE
Catholics; u& dangeroni - to ihe governmelt
and its members as danger4s citizens. E
ery attempt will be Made to'linfiame the of
er Protestant sects against this,—to al-ou
all the_ old prejudices and :lbigotries
have been' inculcated . against it be other ;..
We appeal -to Christian riLen and a..." 1, is it
not time to pausf , , reflect nail then act,— t
withli l determination and . zeil f If you Jo i e
your holy religin, and valtie your privile e
to enjoy it, is it 'hot time to ;arise and rim e
that fell spirit .bf arribition, which. seeks d
gain the honors of the government over' t e
prostrate body of the ReligiOn of qhrist,— y
trampling its pirineiples in ;the dust, and s
ing the prejudices of different sects as the i i-
itrument of its destruction
Arot the humble altar's: of the Meth -
dist Ch r(.. ,gather many l'emeniscen.es .f
youthfu 1 training, and . . youi 1, ful deroti on. il
We ha ui loved : its,simplicky, honor4d t e
single-hearted" deeption f.rflits members i apd
the republican tendencies of its organiatiam.
But all these cannot
_shield it from tlyi m 4.
ern toachinatior,s of the Jnearnate, w ho! se s
now to bind the Church in the fettens - C4 da k
ness and . destruction, hy involving itifdiffr
ent - sects in a cruel and relentless peiseinuti n
against each other. Religion or KnoNONot t -
ingism -must fall in' this country. 'Which
.shall itbe ? Here is the - elract. Rpad i r--
reflect: .• ' . ' ,::. •
"I'he,very organiz a ti on of the Methodist
Episefopal church is datigprons to the libe ies
lan free people. Supposing a. crisis( 'n 'se
1 in political . action, in which the hieni o.
1 the Methodist Church ,is -interested. i,F
1 the dependence of ail the- parti on onp gr I
cent/xi/power, 'it is.easy to peteeive hew be
suffrages of most ef the Members may bee ri-
It g r es ol t led to b t y te th v e .riiB ß i i d sh in or e ; deri Let tini the t p ih is e h i o i rs t g t;
!if their eceleeiasticel despotism will: :1)-
1 ierted by tne selection of a certain set of men
to office ;—the presidinir, elders ;Ise their in
.tte preachers;thepreachers over
the clasa leaders, and. the , class leaders over
.the clnks ' MeMbers i snd thus. the balance of
•poWer in a, po)itical :contest inav!. rest in the
bands of seven I...pateopal Bishops.. ..There is
ra nrueh .to de/ i nger . of thii..as th4t - is of Ro
monism aceoniplisliing a similar terult ; pro
vided the occasion requires it.
"I have tlnis. briefly shown thjtt gpiscilL lP
I Mcfhoclisin is I.anti-Ainerican,- in its spirit and
tendency, and that-air a danpikaus foe 'to
Republicanion: I have showd that it had
its ori.n in u'stirpatict,—that it.i very org,a
,,nization provide.s_ for the support and exten
sion of assumed power,- and:that this-power
may be expretsly exercised without restric
tion. '1 ha‘'C'"Ticrivii "that 'Methodist Epi.npa
cv contains IA itsel(the yely..elaneuts of an
, it'holute•do' "tian;.anct.• thertfot milsru/li.:
.1 motel!) ; vides clacked, subvert Mind , dcstroy
our repnblica institutions." - :-%
Our ex 6, , of .the place and !tithe of Mt.
Wilrnot's joining the KnOw Nothings brought
out the wits. !of our verb witty neighbor, the
Ipublitan, itnd its Itnow N4thing body
guard, last week: • ;fir. Wilmot dare - not de
ny it they knew, and none of thefailldul dare
deny' it for him; for that mould. admit
that they knew of Mr. Wilmotsibeing_ in a
certain room at Searys liotelnsr;we alleged.
Nor would Mr. Searle deny it, fir it is well
known that Mr.Wiltnot.tnight pfto therooni
of a boarder at the Hotel everyinight while;
here - , and it
. not be known Mr. Searle
that he had. been in the -House.. So the ex
lvdient was hit •upon of haviugi3fr. Searle's
boy, deny. it, and .offer S5O, for the
Now we advise hitt' to - lay out money for
pea nuts and luaus's Candy, or. vat it to
some other use, peculiar to elever;little fellows
like hint, and tell, Uncle to tell his own
truths.. . .
ICW riart •
l e . of 114-.
eao t —tue
I , lie have
m to dig
We called on Mr. Wilinet i itot 'on Mr.
Searles little hOv, to deny- heitfg a member,. 1 •
ior the Know Nothings, We 14ve the . (Ai
dence very clearly - sustaining ()Iv allegation,
and the fact. that Mr. Wihnot an his friends,
tustead of denying it in any reasiinable man
r.er, put forth young Master Sear,le to deity
it shows very couclu . sively that trey are hit
badly: It is not likely that Mr. WiltnOtAooi
die town lnds with him, when :ite went to
1 jor the Order. No person uitdei 21 years of
1 age can be a member, .and of co(irse- no per
i sdn not a member 'could' have tillen pri.ssent.
!tasler,Searle should not deny things which
he could not possibly be infortn*d 'in rcfer
i • .1.
1 ei,icc to.—not even to plea.e Uncle.
y of tbb
Aare Eiposures :•--Another Screw
TO THE. PUBLIC.I
Feeling itmy fluty to expose tite ./ Ordtir of
know Nothings:to which I have i)e•en attaidt,
0. I have thought best- to do public:ly, !
that, others may lake. wanting atid be saved
disgrace which -attends thd obligations
of a member of that Order.
About tilt fitst•of January•dasti I was invi-
NA; to join the Qrder in the towtitd:ip of No%
Milford: The appointed night I taken to
arbor over the Store of Mr. Mi,rse. I was
taken to the, rE nte room Mt e re' n n -Of the
Council met. and asked me if I wiis willing to
_ take a pledge to keep the set'otts of the Or
kler, which I answered in the affirtnative. I
- I Was then taken to the Council ratan and ask . -
the following questionS: •
- I I. What is Yoar name ? .Slint is your
age? .3: Where 15 your reidence t 4. In your
4ligionnelief are you a Routait• Cath‘lic
t-; Where were you born? 6. 's'here were
Your parents born I 1. Is your Wife a Roman
I Catholic ?- 8. Did either of your ancestors
take. part in the American RevOlution ?
4re'you willing to use all the itifinenee you
IliosSess in favor of Native born, AjneriCan cit.-
' ii.enS, for all offe4s . of honor, trnsik)r profit, in
'i the gift of the people; and do
~ y 4 proMise to
' vote for them to the exclusions !9f all aliens
anti foreigners, and Roman Catholics-in par
t 1 dollar, for all State or governtrient—offices ?
110. Who invited you to be prent., on this .
occasir , • • !!. '
I was told to lay my hand ujpn an open
in which was placed•a Crimea. This I
obeyed. The following oath isttsthen
istered to nie by the officer. •
I [We omit the'oath for the, reltson: that it
agrees Preeisely with the oath offthe first' de
gree as published in M. Walsotis- - statement
last week, and we are crowded tor ioom.---•
EDITORS Dr.m] •
.The signs and grips of the Order were then
explained tome. [We omit tlip Signs and
grips, fur the reason th,tit they also compare
exactly with those published lastiweek.--:Ens.
The pass.word Ido not reeolleo. , The trav
eling password is" Yorktown,," kind the ex
planation, " the place of final iictory." On
giving this, and the name and J-esidepeo of
the person travelling, he can entirilny Ltidge
in the United States.
was instructed to always detPy being a
Know Nothing, and told that )eould do, so,
for that was not. their name; bid the riklit
name would be explained to me ci-lien I should
take.the second degree. I becatne disgn_st
ed with the-thing that.l conclmjed that the
first degree would answer my'ttirn, and so I
withdrew. I therefore did not g et as deeply
into the mysteries of the Order 4others have.
The Scripture says that!' he that :tleeeiveth
nzaketh - a.lie,"--and ' upon reflection I:Saw
that I was sworn *to lie when I denied being
a Know Nothing, for that is tre name by.
which community know the Order. •
After I was initiated I was told,that I must
' taie no neiispliper that opposetl the Order,
And was recommended to take he gontrose
„Republican as that was-a paper !v . orthy of our
Prospeetuies . fch fl+tpaper were
.Lodge, .and all were 'recommended, to
itikeit in a Lodge Club, , as w could get it
cheaper, they:said, -in that way - .
What I bare Seen of the Ordir,. I regard.it
as a great metal and political Oil, calculated
.morals of totuntinity..- It inctilcates 'a eye- .1
teas of deception, falsehood,- anl. fraud, and'.
'no- torsicientions_inam, I am 'co)ivincelli- can
- rentkaiira*en2l3oi- I . l!ave k own
.men to j
semi to LthetOdge armed with pistols and
i!• . . .
dilly weapons, and the whole machinery of
the Order is calculated to - familiarize the
yon il — iispcialiy,'With -sceneir of profligacy.=-7
deeds:oC darkness:and:4.o.km, 'by i t en chi tig
thew that their actions•are bid With impene
trable ipalbs, and shielded. perhaps frem.plin
itlitnentAY the assistaifee of their brothers in
i the Jury - hox or on the Bench;
In this section of the county the Order is .
I . ilipidliiinking, Mid its obligations' are fast.
,the neck of those! upon whom
;they have. been impo.;cd. Siirely,,Christian
I nun cannotsa - tiify their conscienceii to a se
cret oath that ieqiiirei,them : .to deceive and
tell'untrutlis daily. If they respect the cilili
1 iitidns of 'Christianity,. they , must despise
i those of the Know-Nothings, and, ai. the btil
! hit box, unite without distißetion,oti party, in
pntting down.a liiwcr that is calculatPd and
! intended to corrupt all the springs of ,social
1 and political life.
New Milford; Mnr. 20, 185 . 5: , : '
The undersigned, citizens of Ne Milford,
Are been acquainted with Mr. Stniilt, many
of us from his boyhood, pud « e tisstire the
unticquainted critk him, thUt he is
tuna of unimpodiablp Character, arid . desert:.
ing the fullest - credit for truth and lerrieity.
• . NORNiAN - TINir.,;LEY, • ,
• A. , A. PERKINS, .
RUFUS WA L Vi" A IiTIC .
I • • • ELLIOT ALDRICH, i •
t l. 11. SUTPIIIN, i •
\VM. C. yAnn. • •
• . LOOINIUNICATED.I
- April 2 15.15.
CHASE: MCC6LLOI • I :
1 . 1 despise the practice of making a public„
Journal the medium thiough which peronal
.1a bons and abuse is to be paraded before.
the, public eye In giving what I su i pposed to
lie a trite statement . of the matter relative t 6
the atiair of Mr. Ilaws and his hired
Miss Birdsell, I had no intention of publish
ing a false version
.of the transaction. I got.
thy -information from -the Brother; of Miss
whose certificate will be sift... below,
and from her -attending-physician- and neigh
'bors. . After the perusal of these eVidences I
Submit whether Mr. Itaws or hisi'veloquent
prompter tiverhis signature, were justified in
pouring out such atlood of billin•gate, such
law contemptible flummery, as apPeared in
the last Republican. These Sam. modest .
charges were vauntinglY; hurled-zit me last
fall. • Let the rirdict of the'commonity where
I have resided from the age of seycn. years'
to thirty-seven answer whether they are true'
or false. I scorn to takes tip an is•* of sled
• Ccujdi believe the article wits written
- by Mr. Haws I would have never 'alluded to
it or-given it the slightest attention: kiln
the deciples Of - Sam I expect nothing better.
The article shows-that towards Me 'they hold
ilte'most malignat feetings.-I suppose in my
Statement there was-an error in datel. .t' near
as I can ascertain the date should lave been
the 13th 'or 14th instead of the
The• only object I had .in giving ;the state
ut wa s C o sh o W the folly and danger of the
fanaticism that is raging against our foreign
Population. .And now, .Messrs. Editors,' if
you and your readers will pardon this•intrii
upon their attention, I prom* to trou
ble 'them . no more, I certainly will not - an•
kwer any attacks made upon -me .. i.•ersonally
from such source as I belieie tlte one in
. B. GLIDDEN.
FitIENDSVILLE, Mara .31, 1853
I i.ettifi that I was . at -.lolinsOn Stone's
1855, and there. saw 'Miss Julia .
Birdsell. She - was sick—the doctor was at--
tending her. • She stated that she was., at
meted when coming into the house!of Daniel
Haws a day or two before by .14aw's, that he
hit her on the bead with bis axe: She show
ed me her hand—theie.was a cut ()tithe back
, Of her hand whiCh she said was thine by the
axe in her attempt to parry off the Wow. • Her
Sickness was by her" and her.sister,!drs.StOne;
. wholy attributed .to the fright and hurt she
received from Ilaws in. the transaction allud
ed to above.
iTo the F.,Viter:s or the ,Iffintrase Eeinorrat :
GEN:IS :-I. have seen the response of Daniel
illawsln the. last. llepublioan to the article in
your paper of the week before'relative to Dan-
Haws and my 'Sister, Julia Bildsell. The
writer - of that article havivi. been so wanton
/ly assailed, I think it but justice for the to
state that I was his informant, together With
'';Julia's physician, and the article contains in
~substance the fact* in the case, as ;they were
related to *the by the
~physician aad my
i.hrother-In-law,• Janson S:one,. With whoin
!'Julia resides, With - the exception perhaps of
a day or two mists-0 in the dates. •
Mnreli 30t11,-18515. .
I - swis at the shop of Johnson tone soon
after the tratisaction alluded to aWlve, the af
fare wag talked over freely in the Presence of.,
Mr. D. Haws, about his attack
_upon Miss y ,
Birdsell,—bis• striking her; upon ! the head
with the' axe Acie substantially ai 'stated in
last week's Democrat. Ilaws said he suppos
ed it bad .been beard of everywhere—did not
pretend, - to deny any part of the suitements.,
Is not Mr. Haw's scribe satised that he
has published a Malicious attack upon a citi
zen who has never done hint harm in word
or deed I, Fuel is the case.. sYou :say that I
am an inward despiser of all treligion. How
came you informed tithe trutb of this charge i
Certainly,not by tee. If - there was no better
religion in this world than '
,you have maul
fasted, (deacon as 'yon arC,) I I should . most
heartily despise it. Sir. lam nota ,deiplser
of Christianity , whateverfaults may be;
I believe there is a religion on earth that
makes its_pin„ :cer.illora better,' and 1 would to
God 'that you had enough Of into keep you
ia the path of common dece,acy.
. trommuNlcATE ,-
To'the Editors of the Montrose Democial:
GFats:-.-It is* with great pleasure that I
,facis set forth, in your talented and
independent" Di mona4z," that the.people of
your county Are returning' tila. true sense of
their: political position and eschewing that
parties, viz: Know-ilrothingism.
Who for a moment could haVe thought, that
the ermine of your bench could be sallied.and
disgraced,,by such political tergiversation ?
Who could imagine that - n thirst for place
and power could \ so warp, the minds of Men
learned in the law, as to
,approve and sanc
tion the unholy _system .of Know-NOthing
secrecy ? ' Yet such - apPeari to be the facts,
assetforth in -your paper.
'real who have sworn to support theCon
stitotion, and well know ' that .by the '!pom;
ers tlierein enumerated . " Cong ress shilll make
no law prohibiting the free exercise of !relig
.ion.r .Yet_these*nren — and their adherents
would enforce such a law ; if not foutide'd in
a legislative assembly, or legal enactment, at
least it may be clearly read in the evil and
Vieiou; dispo4tions of men, Whose sanctimoni
ous hymen*, like theslime of the serpent,
tarnishes the dew drops of heaven on the fair- .
est flowers - uhich nature had implanted in;
thegardens of of their - heartsl
"Order is Ifeaven's - .4irst - law "—hence in
all societies we find some pure morality: and
it appears, front some large books' read by the
-laWyers„that titles and orders of nobility were
conferred on virtue or merit. Now no man is
a nobleman - who Is : not truly virtuous; pos
sessed of truth, hono!. and integrity. Thermo
who tells a lie, wily sovear to it ; but Ire is'
not a noble or yirtuot us innn. .
lir looking over! the Constitqion of the
United States, Sec. b th,. I find these words:
"No title el nobility.shall lie granted by the
United States," and why? - Our Senators,
Gov e rnors, &e., pol l ess for - - the time being,
a power of nobility, 1 The reason, in my opin
run, was, that! evei.v American eit;rzen was
pre-supposed to be al nobleman; and' for years
- the matter worked; Fell ; liu,,:itime,eame,.
when the ad "blure tight "Tory party, with
Many of the rotten men tors of the \ Demo'.
cratic - party devise 4. s*uge things, and citr,.
tiedthein gut, n 1 eti:of . as .appears, oti s till*
hands, one was to take a Private or;seeret
oath, (in itself- a moral perjnry,) - and by that
oath h e swore to einatnit another crime—to
deny even .on oath Ina court . 4 justice, filets
ate] eircumsiatwes, a l gainst the laWs and Con
stitutiori; against sound and fair morality - --
no•ainst honesty mall integrity. Is this con
fined" to a corner . ? oh no :- it is wide-spread
throughout the j
Uni,in.. Alas!. for' the times!
noble Men - of Ameri l ean birth ! \ And if some
'of your- men learned in 'the law .have - not
joined strictly sisetking those. lodges, still
they approve a the hvil doiugs of meri, whose
works are darkness.l . . -
Let those thine-s-be spread on the wings* of
'.the press, -and let gowned heads in Europe,
the nobles nod the Comnions_thore know, that
a ,chid party in a lira of liberty; a native
party : a know-outlying party, all 'one and
' the same ; set up :island:A in this country
that all Cotholies niußt be Arco? ! .1. I
- "the-very men who do your labor, who in
the, hour of trial! light our battles, are the
very men to be. tr&len under foot, by your
woulddie nobl e s f o rsooth !
. N o w, sirs, when I sat down to send 'you a
few lines, I only intended saying, that in our
city. of Carbondale; on Friday last, we gave.'
1 the- Know-Noth ,,
ins a most rdorious defeat.
rrjley had selectc.l, contrary to
.law, four nomi
nets from one ward for the select council, 'al
though two lawyers were at their noruina
t•tions-L--but - thero is hardly a grease spot of
' them left., tlo goes the work.-
- Motst respectfully, sirs, . • .
Carbondale City, April 2, 1855.
From the ,N. Y. Ind, Organ of the Cong.,Church)
We. have received from a - subscriber the
following,threat, which we publish terbatha
in order to help along its author in his lauda
,If he will furnish us with a list
of the know-Nothing lodges, we will forward
a copy to each, that his heroic' . example may
be . known through the whole realm of dark
"P.ORTLAND, MNiDii Feb., 23, igss.
" To niE EDITORS OF THE INDEPENDENT:.
" E NTLEas N :—ln the Independent for Feb.
8, I noticed an article entitled "Secret So
cieties,'?from a correspondent who signs him
seltAnir —which I was very sorry to see' in
the col:mins of your journal; if your of
in publishing such articles is to stop the
growth of the." American Party," you will
find Voursalaboring undvr m'great Mistake,
as.such:a tirade of falsehood and abuse will
have no weight with thinking-sensible per
sons; or if your object is to fiVor the Roman
Catholic Chord', I must say ;bat I have en
tirelv mistaken the character; of the hide;
- "If such articles as the one , I have alluded
to continue to disgrace your columns; Lam
sure -for. one that I will not- re-suhsoribe for
the Independent, and I shall discourage 'oth
ers frotn re-subscribing. -_, .
." Yours respectfully,, - A'Sunscittllcn..
We know Mithing of-the object of our cor
respondent in: the . article . referred to. But
we•bave . freelV expressed our Own detestation
of the new politico-religious policy whit:ll. l k
:_ashauied- of the: light. That Christian who.
takes . an oath ao subserve - the interests of
any secret . organization whatever, is guilty 1
of the criminal folly of Ilerod without the
.ctm that , a :heathen might plead "for his-,
oath's sake." i 'l The - man who enters into such
icombination against Jesuitism, puts-him
self under thOymnny Of 'Jesuitism and eti
durse3 :its -. ivorie features." The - man • wile
adopts dais method of 4polin9 Popery and
foreign Influence. only drives foreigners and
Papists into a More compact organilation,thar.
: could ever •devise,• and
perpetuates hostilities of race and of religion
that will make,-.themselees felt erangeronsly at
the polls, when , ,the present popular movement
shall have 'efferviseetintO airy nothings. • - •
. With - thee affectionate counsels;our ;Port
land correspondent may exercise his privilege'
of not-re-sub.eibing for The Independent .and
of diko.uragingether froni re-subscibing..We
do not publish a newspaperlo:Please I#lbseri
hers. We.pnblish on r'.ow n honest sentiments,_
for the truth'e-sake; If any body . wi§haa to
bni the paper, its price is 82- a year. -.lf any
body refuses to buy it; he does."us no harm,
though • he 'may theieby approve himself' :a
genuine 4 ilK - nowNotlang. , - - -- • --- ..-1----.:
- ,lr4rWo' cut: AM above &Mitt th e tele
E. M. DAY.
pendent, ;and . potnmenl7 k to thezttentiofi of
the puhl!e. It shows; that, the proscriptive
and dangerous doetrinei; of the Know-Noth
ings, in heir nttentpta . to control the: powat of
the country by, ruining the eircuintiOn of pa
pers wiiiOh their order;do.itot heiitate
to striker , even at_ the religious press whicl4e 4 - 1
fuses to bow down and worship its hellish
shrine. :But the religions press is being
awakened,—is speaking out' in terms of just
rebuke to these Know-Nothing conspirators,
—is laying the.axe _at the :root of the tree,
and shoing that lie appreciate - the import
ance of : rescuing their religion from the
depth_ of degradation to which this- political .
crusade is dragging it.. A_Nad, sad day-will
dawn upon this, Republic When Church: shall
be turned against,Church, when men's
capacity andr right / lo' bold office: iu their
governittent, shall be determined by the Re,:
ligion which he professes., And jet; •to just
this point does Klow-Neiltingistrx lend its
energies. Men should k I chos.eu for office
on account of their capability, merit, patriot,
ism, and • attachment to their country, , no
matter what religion mei:l conscience spay ,
dictate to be Tight, nor Where accident may
••. I -
have cast theirbirth. .
- FrOin the. Rcait.ster Uniqn, Feb. 2q
liiiow-11 , 01IbInt.thkan fin -Court.
On Saturday. Arthur -McMahon, - an IkiAII
Cathotie. was put upen trial for murder.! at
Troy. - .When the-jurors were exatnined, they
were each aistinctiv asked if they Were Know,
Nothings: Several answered .that they ';he
longed, to the Order, and some of them iiaid ,
they had not ' friendly feelings' towards I,an
Irisiiman ; and one said that he wool& not , i
do such a ikrsen a kindness. all. Know-Noth
ingS were excluded from the pannel by „the,
defence, , and the prOsecuting cotinsel conceded
that such persons
,wirre unlit to sit upon a in=
ry in Sue!) a case. . From the report of the I
lindget,it would appear that without *for
mal decision persons belonging to the•
oath-bound secret orgaizatiott 1 are, from that
connection merely, incompetent to Sit as jurors:,
in a ease 'between the people and
. a Cath . olic
foreig,nerolie course perstied. by - the Court
conned, and triers; in the Making up of . this pannel;appeared,to belt' affiart.equivideut to
a tee , rllllloll of that.princ l iple. .
No eimilid man will pttlf!ild to 'say that it
was not pet reedy proper - to questhin the , per
sonS surninoned'as jurors in the above case;
with a view to ascertain= Whether ,they. were
members of th , e secret ordiri of Know-Noth-:
jugs, and-to exchele such as wer,e.. It seems .
to us ihat it would be equally pr7er for, the
counsel forl he people, in ditse a know-Noth-.,
ink was to he tried fur a fOony, to examine
and exclude persons from the jurY. who are
inembe,rs also. •It has liee)t statcil rectratly
that in some counties -the Know-Nothings:
hare sofa, taken the control' of the jury-L=l
as to allow no jpee:rihriS - bra . nientLers ffille - Or- ,
tier to be returned to the clerk's office for ju- .
'eery.. With such a state of fleas existing, the . ,
life, liberty, and prepexty ~f no. man is safe'
unless he league* with the' midnight eonspir-
ators, . takes the blasphemous oaths, and
pledges hirns•ell .
to blinill obey • the dictates
of the leaders of ithe intatuated and . hood='
' winked brotherhood c.rfilarkner:s. • When this.'
firoinity- are ledi,klindfolited to the polls to 1
prostitute the 'highest perpgativf of 'fieein e n
by d o ing, under the fear - of pains any penal, -
! ties, the will of - thine who 'lead them, the
i measure of their infamy would • seem to he.
full, but when they stealthily enter the Courts
'of Justice and attempt to make these sure
tel:ads jof liberty subservieet to - their .preju
-1 dices, fanaticism!, and lust for pOwer, it is nVer
run, individual liberty is at an end, and a se
cret, corrupt, olifrarchy as - surnes the poweri
- of a republic of f e rmi:nen.
m - .We ask the attention of community
to th \
e aboVe article. The propriety of ex=
eluding men from-the jnry•box.who have ta-.
ken upkni themselves'secret oaths,- binding'
themselves together - for ; political purposka,
having a common object and common gym-,
pathy with each other, and to sustain each.
other,--we say the, propriety of - eieluding
such mew from the jury box where their piej
udiees and oaths may coudiet with the ad-.
ministration of Justice, is manifest to the dull
est thinth In Massachusetts,--iii the City
.Of New York, aiid other places, the question
has been raised and every , time • decided that
such men are incompetent. Jurors. - !
If members of the Order. , are by law ineom- 1
petent Jourons; whatshall be said - of - a -man'
who sits upon the- Benek, who is a sworn
member also of this Order! What .security 1
can community feel in -such a Ceurt, 7 -or I
what respect and confidence can be felt by 1
the public-in the 'impartiality and purity, of
, s,• •
such a Court. None At all. A Tudge..whe
will descend from the Bench:and' take suck'
obligations upon himgelf;--•-who will,submit
himself to such a,;degrading mastery,-Is'-unfit
for the pasition,-- - - is recreant te.the trait - re
po4d in his , hands, end 'ihouliii ,be made to .
feel the - hissingscorn of an outraged and' in
sulted Public,—should be driven in disgrzioe
from-the .Bench, as one Who is willing to pol
lute the altarSiof our country's Safety, - and
pull doWn the_ pillars of `the - goveraMent in
big unholy, ambition for Power. Such a Judge
should be impeached,-and-sack conduct is
good and, sufficient ground latimpeaelnient.
And Yet such a - Judge now occupies the. Bench
. county. • We say.' occupies if,---Ave
should 1 say. disgraces-. it.. We :know that
metubersof the Knew: Nothings in Fraoklin,
have - boasted that they Would succeed in set
ting aside the election - in that town, becanse,
as they say; they, have got two of the Judges
in their - Order. 'This vaunting boast has been
Made, and shows with '. what , . certainty they
cot nt upon the obligations of the Order to
control. evenn - our Courts. • • -
llontirable*-•Causeron tind *Ti !mot.
Eniroit,that the appeitrantie
of a letter some Weeks sinee, - iti your coltinms,
add reoed -to Genend CAME Rom,: by the 'Hon.
D.tviu Witmot, took me, as it doubtless did
others - completely b:y surprise. True, I was
prepared for almost ',anything,. 'AM 'a - rasp
who could betrartheqarty, took - hint
from the tititif !legali . pi-ofe.4siott;
and elevated' . himteil high .politmal station—,
raised hint' , from obscurity ,and paver
ty,.to distinction and affluence. - It is a prov
erb; titer' traitor- to one 'party, can - , be- trust
ed Mute. But it was . scarcely to .be n-c -
credited,:thatptiv id Wiritot, who has -been
-for years, denouncing and.vilifying Sitoon
Cimeron,.. shoat -stitidettly,'witCout-tivident
cause, turn - rotittid= and beemne.'his intitnitte
correspondent,. pleading in vindicatiOn-ef. his
"honor, truth and-.friendship,:'' ~Bittiso it 'is.
coloneliinitsmnelf as the whole' of that :
interesting and' itistreCtive. ottirerpondenee
bcfpre.: the public- 4 propose, :with your con -7
it'aitastyirevintr... ' •
Coital OA Mr. Wil mot's friends bare aitted,
I" - who ix,Situou-Carneron r If •We van' rely
I: - uPon'the . axsertions of the Judge; made 'years
`ago,l and, so far as the public know, continued --
down to the 2.2i1• day 'of ...limitary, A. A: .
•1850, he iii - a • political v adventurer, recklessl .
- of hOtior or principle, caringfor nothing but
itie.i2ovu advancetnent. When- a Coalition in • -•
nerlLeg•isiattu* . •• composed of Whigs- and, '
- Denttociatk:of easy . virtue, eleCted Mtn, to the.' ..
United States Senate, over'the head of Judge -
.the regular Democratic nomi
nee, our Deniocratielriend :..in Bradford, wee,. • •
peculiarly severe :upon the General anti- his;-.. - *
: friends. Resolutions were passed : by Demo-
, crane Conventions-.speeche s were tuadnl7,
•Democratie -stump Orators, conspictiotis ' of --
first -among. whim 14 •Iyivid Wimioitma
ii rld -
ing invectives ird dentineiations at etif.lhert
new.Seltat.g!=tvel.'eft l )._9l.tglii jtt ~40*Lt.9.-.---
! blast his reputation... forever. Ir. Wilinot7e
followerS_ learned their lessons,i. rhirat and t
have all , the; While bio - i iepeitiiik . Abeiii,. he- . ' •
lieviug, doubtleSs,. they were doing a- kind-
tiers to their in4ter., :• • . S: - - : . •
..". The "impcll.4l4..iiltiges , iimlredig Abe late
elections," did - inOre' than "ther!ely - "Connect ..
i - •,, , lodge;
, the name - of the "Witlithe'seriiittirtid
l office." It placed 'fire- oChilifileidsiinlbs.:'
[ State Legislature—.-frienda-Who.ls,e4AL I . 14 ;444 ... . ; .,
, ing but ability to render him, important p*-„ , ..
I lie services. Those. five unbenglit and .iin- '
!torch:viable putriota r were h.* anti:oils as iris'-- .
Honor could be,' to elect hitn to the United
[States\ Senate. -Not that he or tkey "desired
the -• place firr any , selfish . or personal ;:ends"
• oh, no:. But, that- he Might he ;"ofi,Seryice
i - to the cout&ry, : and r to the cause . of * - iiiia • _
principtes,". by -`• Uniting:and cerfititeritilig - for'
' future action, the urn who achieved tlfelate .; ,
signal victory in thia - State:".;;-,,Thosei ilia
friends have acted' and answered : the (104 1 41014 •- •
"who is Simon , C . .atueront7'.... ,Le.‘..tts . ..tak,e that::
-and, trse. it, for present
their, circular Of•Piifirary, I2th . ,'Masfs;hatd- .
win, • LapOrte;
_:llolcorirk-ritid others;- . spettlting - •
of Simon Ca heron, says: -,,,-: -;: c":"•
' 4 Ile.ls. a . man despised and: disowned - : by: :
every political organization in. Pennsylvania.", -
"Could we have remained in .that caucus,
i believing ourselves bound s by its`tktiOns;and
.i 11 qifled ,0 tt rset yes in voting for - ii - thifit,'Whoie.
'whole history, is but the history. of irktkiktiet
A' man who has dispisedalLparty obligations, ;-
and treated all parties With . : contettipt.". • ~,..i:
_arises, who is ..,S'imon_Cafir,
eron? . As a statesman, fame ba:s'nevera.so- -- -
ciated his ninne With the:word. - As a'pirliti-_-_ .
cian, lie has always professed- to . 'be. a - Demo-': ,
crat, and yet that party . only .rainenabers,drint, 7
, t!l7:lta se. of his treachery, an,ttspeeks. 0f,..14,n,,
as a• traitor.s As a' t.Vhitg,, it is - hisheast,:tfult
he never voted a Whigticket in his litetblit •••
plti•ty being saved. front •siieli ; a:disgraee... :As
an American• and anti-Slavery : tiran,,let ;die.
record speak , for itself. 7" . .; :,. •.. ; -..,.•
The politico,judieiid aspi'itirtt after sena."._. ••
tonal -honors, ComPlaiims. •,most 'bitterly, thiri.....
" Mr. ex- sneaker, Chase;" grifeti'" - gdibled - iol',.
false" letter to the public. • •And- how lrari- '
.blect and false!"-'.. WkE , •roisoixil , 'the'ecYPY ..
from which Mr. Chase publialied,ornittedoe ,
words","if the Old line :litlaperatiepepity.i.'
Mr. Wilmot assert*, that
..this letter ,te W. •
Cameron; - was • falsified ''by the - eraission of
those words. • :And 'for' this omisiioll;- , he '
threatens Mr. Chase, with the ..eqrnbined ven
geance of Heaven, afld. - Darid WI/Mot: _ But -
do the omitted words charwe t e meaning
Let us see, and this • is by tire general repot
of the letter: His honor - eiplAitts'f3 . l4i;
Cameron as follows:. . -..- , •.-...„.
"I have said thus ninth, because I:Aril:tot'
"wisli.yoa to feel, that I stand towards..you, hi,
the 'attitude of a volunteer rival, rea4-tOsitc
rifire-the kind relations if
.the past--••4•ii.kteis -.
of ' horldr, truth - and friendship, 'aid ititetiv
only tipon suecess.": • •• \ - - . -
Can the Judge, or hiS-friends explain; why
. was, that he thus apologisess to such a_go .. trk
as he 'and:they set forth Simon Camerotoo,
be. : When; did those kind relations to&
mence! _ Whydid he deny standing - to Ward s.
him in the "aititude oia volunteer livaltAnd ..
why - did that attitude imply:that '••he . was
" re.ckleis .of honor, truth and friendship')"---
There can be but . one answer - to this. king'
string of 'onestions 7 .---which is-that . the`.ltidge
stood pledged to lilr, Cameron. , - .Heirde; the
use of, his name,' as a riyal,implied trenette4r
----it"showed '. a willingness,, on •f, the:. pary-,of
Wilmot, to " slicrifice the kind relations . of
the past," and . proved too that lie vvak,"reiCk-
less of honor, truth:2lnd friendship."' 'What
other -construction can be given .to tidal - Op:rag
. the great
_high priest, 9f Friliel
stmistn t! Did 14.-Wilinot find, . it me
to apologise to either of the other candidakes ...
Did the "attidudeotii volunteer ritile -' to-.
ward Mi'. Curtain; Mr. Willi'atris;.. M. :13ttiliti-: -
lew, &c., -.. show . that he, Was ready-toluterifice
the , kind relations :of the paati---ree,klese of
honor, truth_ an friendship,'.,., .44 ift.us,.
why not! . . - .. --.
- -- t • - . ..
I really hope, that some bn.e . of . his.•',Avii.
Iriends, will explaid-thiS matter.;- I hope also,'.
that the distinguished Representative; from
Bradford, ,B. Laporte, F 4 :4q.,. will laile.,•tt leisure .
moment'•• and tell the oldie how, it is,,that.,
so , pure' a man . the Iron. David 'W,ilrapt,
can entertain frit! idly relittiOhN . lrtyrd mold fri c -
timnte :correspondence 'with snellit fling:its -I Si.:
ttion•Cameron. Conte, Mr..L4:: yen ,- tinye: on
one occasion, appeared rts..4e,.ettrap*-.Of•
Mr. Wilatoi, and 1 admit : drat
.Yett did, credit
to - Your ingenuity, though ..at khe . e..iperkSe i nf
truth.* Give tpi one wore specimen' of iiimni;
skill, "(race more to the btertcb, - Mr. - -Lapert; .
\Oncetnore r . ~ :-...,--- - -.1 i . .,v::
.• _ .
. From-the Bilfhtlo &pieta,
- Letter flrtintSetuaktor 11e - twangs"
Soon after the e-election'ordenator Sesrani
a large number of ihe . adopted citizens-of Buf.
Palo, comprising ,tho most- intelligent-andt.re
spectablo of this class, addressW_ to him, o i
compliinentaryletter, expmsing " their ji?s at
his- re=elect ion, and declaring that the triumph
of the man was the 'tritimph -of aprinciple which was dear. to themselves: We are per
witted to - publish Ijjs reply, which rewis-24 ,
WAsqiNGToit Fel):21 18.54.
GENT,Laima : Your kind, ind,getiertlia .
letter has been receiv e d : The'great: problem
of.soc:feiyin Atuertea IStl exesolution Q
y and various nationalities info'oite' ultimate
The. - nntiotcalitiet • differ in -7thic • eltiumats
of race, kindred, language-and.religicm,,
idea . is that the ag,entues, :Ass er po g y f d. to
bring them into. cfe, harmauieus . hOinogeni
bus whole, are time, toleraiiee'itnif
These are the 04 - age:etes; Which - long
be - en - employed- with much -snecessi,' 9thia
aunitui,..it seems, ark a9w, to Lo. ; tried. NO
shall. seevith what result, , I ventinc, -
lieve, in opposition to the inenlcationa Otilie
preseut hour, that - we - Shalt finally
on the old principle!:; and thatlieritifiei,
heretofore, openness and fraukneis.willlie pre
ferietl.to sO.,eret e,ombi no dons, equaliv . 9.f ,
titles' s p rivileges to disfranebreitieo
of tetufAitarily obtici`ous - an Charity
for religions ereetls - and ceremonies ithSe•
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