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BY D. A. dr. C. H. BUEHLER
Is emu o bit th 9 better
For his richin l / 2 golden gains,
For his Items and his palace?
' If his inmost heart is callous,
Is a mut a bit the better?
. And if a man's no.bit the better,
Fer his coffers and his mines, ,
For his "purple and fine linen ,"
• .Forhis vineyard and his vines I ..
• • Why do thousands bow the knoo
And cringe in niettn servility,
• If a Mated no bit the better ?
Is a man a bit the worse
Fur a lowly dress of rugs?
Though he owns no lordly rental,
he. heart is kind and gentle,
Is a MUM a bit the worse ?
And if a man's no bit do worse
For a poor aunt lonely stand,
For an ever empty pocket,
And a brainy working handl -
Why do thousands pass him by
• With '&'cold and scornful eye,
If a mates no 4t hit the worse?
The Lord's Prayer.
A friend tells us au anecdote of Booth,
the groat tragedian, which We i do not re-
collect hiving seen in print. It occurred
in the palely days of his fitme, before the
Sparkle of his great black eye had been
dimmed by that bane of Genius. Strong
drink. 'Boat and several friends had been
Invited to dine with an old gentleman in
Baltimore of distinguished kindess, ur
hanity, anti piety. Thu . host, though dis
approving of theatres and theatre-going,
bad heard so much of 139i:orb's remarkable
powers. that curiosity to see the man had,
°in this iustauce, overcome all 116 scruples
and prejudice. After the entertaiument
was over, lamps lighted, aud the company
resieated in the drawing room, sonic one
requemted Booth as a particular favor, aud
Aauu witioli all present would deuhtless ap
preeiate, to read alquil the Lord's prayer.
Booth expressed his willingness to afford
them this gratification, and all eyes were
_lamed expectantly upon hint. Booth rose
slowly and reverently from his ,chair. It
was•wouderful to watch the play' ote:no-
Siustkihat convulsed his countenance.—
Ho became deathly pale, and his eyes, turn
ed tremblingly upwards; were wet with
ice& - As yet he had not spoken: The
silence could be t felt. It became absolute.
ly . yainful, until at last - the spell was bro..
*An as by au electric - stroke as his rich
toned voice, from white lips syllabled forth,
44 0 a r Fat Ile •Wite art in - Heaven." Ste..
'strike. pathos and fervid solemnity that
thrilled all hearts. lie had finished. The
silence confirmed. Not a VOiCe was heard
or it muscle moved 'in his rapt audience,
until fruits aut
,roo . te corner of the room a
subdued sob was heard, and the eld gen
• tlemun their_ hest', st e ppodi re less;,i-srf fl
streaming eyes and tottering frame and
seated Booth by the hand. "Sir:" said he,
in broken ascents. ..you have afforded we
a pleasure for which my whole future life
wilt feel grateful. I ant an old man, and
every day, from boyhood to the present
sloe, I thought I had repeated the Lord's
''Prayer, but I have never hoard it before,
setter." "Yon are right." replied Booth,
"to read that prayer as it should bo read,
'has oust mite the severest study and labor
for thirty years, and I am far from being
yet ..satisfied with my rendering of that
avonderful productiatt. Hardly one per
sett nn ten thousand comprehends how
touch beauty, tenderness and grandeur
ow he condensed in a space. so small and
- words so simple. That prayer of itself
suffitiiently illustrates the truth of the Bi
.ble‘.and stamps upon it the seal of Diehl-
So great was the effect produced (says
our informant, who was present,) that the
,conversation was sustained but a short
time longer in subdued monosyllables, and
almost entirely ceased ; and soon after, at
an early hour, the company broke up, and
retired to their several homes with sad fa-
Sees and full hearts—Garage Trib.
A "STAANUE" PRE&CLIER.-1-lis name
eras strange. Many will think his con
duct was strange also. Ho was a zealous
preacher and a sweet singer. Nothing
gave him 60 much plessure as to go about
'die country preaching and singing. A be
tters:dant gentleman, well o ff in worldly
gear, desiring to make him and his family
comfortable in their declining years, gene
ration presented him a title-deed for three
• hundred and twenty acres of land. Strange
accepted the -donation with thankfulness,
Autd went ou his way, preaching and sing
akke Wont., But after a few months
be returned, and , requested his generous
friend to take the title deed. Surprised
'at the request, the gentleman inquired—
"ls there any flaw in it I"
"Not the slightest."
"lottot the land good 1" •
"Isn't it healthy
•• "None more so."
"Why, then, do you wish mo to take it
back. it will bo.a comfortable home for
,yon whim you grow old, and something
„fa your wife and children, if you should
be takan away."
"Why • I'll tell you. Ever since I've
''lost my enjoyment in singing. I can't
' - oilog my favorite hymn with a good con
' *Annie illy longer.'
."What is ituit - •
I No foot Of hind do I possess,
No cottage the wilderness,
b. poor wayfaring MAN
I dw.ell Awhile in tents below
' • , .Or gladly wander to and fro,
Till r may Colman gain.
• Yonder's my hottie and portion fair,
My treasure and my heart are there,
..A.nd my abiding home l'
' . lhere,' said Strange. "I'd rathor
,aing, that hymn than own America.--
truist the Lord to take care of my
litre and children." .. .
' Ho' continued singing and preaching,' and
~pproebliing and singing; and the Lord did
• Ski( care of him, aud' his children after him.
tul office holder ohap being asked how
'ho contrived to held his plaoo •under sito•
• mate administrations, replied, "that tho
`y'l4llostvitiOn mast bo smart' w hick could
`ikdongolofemor dap ho could,"
We need no text. from Holy ,Writ.—
Tho fall of a young men, in'this oity, from ,
a position in which he was respectable, and
where he might have been useful to him
?elf and seeiety —his fall to the level of
thieves and felon's, in a single day—is a
circumstance that carries with it a lesson
that all young ern who depondupon their
daily toil for their daily bread, should al
low to sinlt'det4 their hearts. It is a
sad case — a mo an ful commentary on the
tastes, passionsp3nd temptations of the
times—but it is yrittlatett ; it is one of
hundreds that are yearly developed aston
ishing the employers and weakening con
fidence in the employed.
Denuiston was a fast young man, on a
salary of five hundred dollars per annum
in ono of the. most expensive cities - in A
merica. He had a love far fast horses, a
passion'for fast men, and an appetite for
faster women. His uneducated sense saw
in thealuremeut of dissipation, the gaudy
niceties of dress, and the vain frippperies
of fashion, the chief end and aim of
To him theeglitter of a diamond was more
attractivir than the steady glow of any
manly. virtue—the smile of a wanton more
°tieing than the modest blush of the
Tairesf, woman. To succeed in..conquests"
where success is au every day oocurrenee,
to shine iu the gambling room as a cool
but desperate player, to be learned in the
language of the turf and the slang of bul
lies, to ho distinguished for the style and
cost of his garments and for the amount
anti expensiveness of his jewelry, were the
=objects of his ambition—the bitter aprles,
fair to the eye but filled with ashes within,
for which he bartered away his honor, hs
reputation, his self-respect, forever. For
these he has made himself a thief, and put
a brand upon his brow that neither time
nor tears can wash away.
How much of his crime is due to bad
training at home, how much to look of
moral culture in later pats, how much
to sudden temptation exercised upon , a
weak and yielding purpOse, how much to
the influence of bad companions whose
language and example have debauehed his
sense of right and wrong, we will not stop'
to inqufro. lie is past. Our - serition is
to those who are in the path in which he
has trodi though they may not yet have
arrived at the goal where he has brought- .
up... Young men ! fast. horses and fast
women are not the objectglor which good
men live. The out of the garnient and
the quality of the cloth are matters infi
nitely beneath the mental cultivation and
the moral advancement that strengthen an
honest and pious purpose. The sparkle of
a jewel will not blind the eyes to the un
sightliness of a. soiled reputation. The
nrabw.. of ,bad mola r s/mach !1.4 . ..0y-„ditis9,
in borrowed - Plumes and swagger in a self
satisfied air, is a pour exchange; for. the
good opinion and confidence of honest cit
izens. The revel at night, though the
sung may be loud and the wine of the
brightest, is a pitiful compensation for the
loss of the serenity of mind and perfect
health that temperance gives. The end
of a career which vice and appetite have
guided, though it may not be a prison, is
always mournful to him who pursues it,
when he looks back and sees what chances
of happiness, wisdom and virtue he has
The error is in the false estimate placed
upon the objects of life. , There is but one
happiness—being good yourself; there is
but one luxury—doing good unto others !
Remember Denniston.--Chicagti 'tri
bune, July 2.
A SUBSTITUTE FOR SILVER.7 f rA won
derful discovery is announced as having
been made recently by a French chemist,
DEvrmE,—to wit, a now, easy and
cheap method of separating aluminum,
the ruetalieliase of common clay, from the
other constituents. This metal rivals in
beauty pure silver and surpasses it in du
rability. Hitherto it has existed only in
small quantities, ,and has been esteemed
rather as a curiosity; the price in FlllnCe,
a short time since, being about the rate of
gold ! Bit by Mr. D.'s improved, method
it can be now produced in masses sufficient
and cheap enough to replace copper, and
oven iron in many respects, and thus place
the •'now silver" in such common use as
to suit the means of the poorest persons.
RECIPE FOR TOMATO nos.—Pour
boiling water over the tomatoes in ordor to
remove the skins; then 'weigh them, and
place in a atone jar with the same amount
of sugar as tomatoes. Let them stand two
days, and then pour off the syrup and boil
and skim it until no scum rises; pour this
syrup over the tomatoes and let them stand
two days us before; than boil and skim
after the third time they are fit to
dry, if weather is good, if not lot them
stand in the syrup until drying weather.;
then plow on largo earthen dishes or
platea, and put them in the sun to dry,
which will take about a week; after which
pack them down in small wooden boxes,
with fine white sugar between each layer.
few apples cut up and boiled in the re:
minder of tho syrup makes a very nice
PRESERVXNu urBEEN COLOR IN VEGE•
TABLES 'WHILE COOKINO.-It 19 recom
mended to add a small quartity "
of soda to
the water in which the ..greena, Ste., are
being cooked, to preserve their beautiful
green color—say an even teaspoonful', or
loss to two qiiarts of inter. It appears
reasonable that this result should he pro
duced, since the alkali, (soda) will lieu
trolls() any vegetable acid present which
would redden the green color. As the
soda 'would remain iu tho liquor, and this
is thrown away, no harm can result from
There is more tine Roetry, says a eon.
temporary, in the following stanza, front a
little poem published at the thuo, on the
death of Webster, than ono often finds in
"riving rhymes! Tiona' 'Moro - ambitions
How well ho fell asleep l•
Likosorno proud river widening towards those%
CAlutly, mid ruadly, sileudv and deep, •
Lgh,prukeil uteruity. •
GETTYSBURG, FL., FRIBA! EVENING, AilllGUSi 31,1856.
Truth about' Death.
The common mode of diacusting thisenb-
Jew, so interesting to every one of us. is
so stilted over our heads, that we 'are glad
to hear Common Sense 'have his say a
bout it. Thus sensibly end wisely writes
some, able man in the-English Review :
, elt is a great thing, unutterably awful
and thrilling—when for •t he first time in
Our lilies Death, the Conqueror, makes him
self known to'us in all the mystery of his
might and inexorableness. . . Every day
the newspaper has its obituary ; you are
well aware that, fifty peeple d ie minute;
you have been in the habit of lo oking up at
closed blinds in the street with some 'sort
of awe; and hatchments in the great
squares have • touched yciu„Might a
a baronial ruin ; a newly made gravnitas
not been without a voice and a moral ; fu
nerals. have intercepted 'l'.‘yotit path in'the'
thorough:fares ; • people' have died next
door to you—but even death next door is
death Ear off—a vague, distant terror, and
not a darkly. awful presence, Stand, with
sulipended respiration and fevered, temples,'
stand under the very dropping of his
wings. **Abe inexorable stoops to breath
the last- eli II upon the forehead of some
beloved4ne ; feel that the solemn shadow '
in whielf you stand is deepening and deep
ening ; kneel when the silver cord is snap
ped, kneel by the pale corpse in the hush
of an hour ,before dawn, when no sounds,
are to be heard but the sobs of passionate
mourning and the ticking of a clock—
and say to God the “never more” of a be:
reavcd heart—the “Help Lord or 1 per
ish I" of a soul that has come into the .
deep waters. So stand, so kneel, so cry',
unto the Lord of Life, and you will4,know
I what death is, and what colestial — hope
may rise at last, luminous and large, out
of the blackness of horror* that word—
A simple child, (says Wordsworth, ) a simple
That lightly draws it breath,
And feels its life in every limb,
What should it knew of death ?
And it is beautifully said. But I . was
long, very long, past the ago of childhood,
before I . could bring myself to believe in
'ying. To this May, lean with difficulty,
only, and by a direct mental effort, con-
Ceive, even alone dangerously sick, as dy
ing—dead ! So completely does actual,
present life, even when faint and tteri
keep its negation out of my si ght. Tha
the beautiful wide% - lights up the
eye and glows in the touch, should ever
go out !
To die I ,
To lie in cold obstruction, and to rot I
This sensible, warm motion tet_bucotne---
the stars to keep step along the sky.; and
the south wind to ripple the rivers' and
stir the leaves of the trees, and the little
children to prattle and play and the mill
ion-fold hum of life to wake anew every
morning, and the round, impassive hea
ven to be as blue as ever-0 I it is strange,
and was once stranger still to me l"
[lVom the National liddligeneer
now best to Preserve the teeth.
It is probable that no department of the
healing art is subjected to more frequent
abuse than that relating to the treatment of
the teeth, and all intelligent persons should
ken's that no practicer of that specialty
can be safely trusted whose character and
professions I a landing are unknown to them.
I would call attention to the, subject be
cause of having heard of recent abuses
practised in this city. The teetlr should
never be cleaned by other than mechanical
means. Any chemical agent that will
act upon the tartar on the teeth will act
upon and destroy the enamel of the teeth
also. Hence, although the teeth may
be made to look very white in a minute
or two by the use of acid, they soon bb.
come darker than ever, to whitened . ho
more, and early decay and pain are sure to
follow. In cleaning the teeth by mechan
ical means the only caution to be observed
is that they' should not be broken nor
scratched, and that the tartar should be so
perloctly removed that a smooth surface
shall be left, Is upon a rough surface there
is sure to be a fresh accumulatiou .of tar
tar. To have this done properly it is
necessary to obtain the aid of,a praatised
hand, appropriate instruments. 'Co keep
the teeth clean, when once made so, a
lull soft break should be applied in a rotary
manner at least once a day, with water not
very cold. As often as once a week pre
pared chalk may be used for' a dentrifice.
When more than 'this is needed it is best
to obtain the assistance of •the dentist.—
Chercoal, poultice atone, &c., wear' away
the teeth ,too severely, and, indestructible
as the 6i:it-panted is. it insinuates. itself
between the gum and the.fteck of the tooth,
which litter, not being, covered over with
enamel, soon decays when thus.exposed.
Filling and filing teeth aro operations which
no oue but an educated dentist should at
tempt ; nor will a prudent person ever
have a tooth drawn by any oilier hand
if a dentist is near. If one ,i 5 not, :then
let a handy person, haring fire( cut the
gum, well ,frOut the neck, embrace the moth
as near the rota ',as' possible with a' pair
of forceps, and extract the tooth just as he
woad extracts nail from a piece ot:furni
tore he would not. like . to injure, For
such a class , of teeth there is a peculiar
motion in drawing; but these none but a
dentist will be' likely to remember. 'To
relieve au aching tooth apply a drop or
two of, any essential oil or laudanum,.if
you can get it into the cavity, or a ,single
drop of creosote, not around the tooth, but
its the cavity; and having done so close
up tho cavity, first with a little cotton
and then with a little beeswax.'
'The repeated appended of - sdch a rem.
etly will sometimes destroy, the scusatialt
of the tooth, btit more powerful agents for
this purpose should be applied by the
dentist alone. Even these are sometimes
injurious, to -the -mouth when carelessly
applied. Above all, however, never trust
your teeth (injury to which can , ewer : he
repaired) to any person in whose *aerial
integrity, and olftessioaal skill you have
not entire confidence. .
14 FEARI,i0313 AND FREE."
[Rim thelVelo'York 2Vibune
A REMARKABLE INSTANCE OP FURRINER
The ease of Timothy O'Neil occupied
the attention of the court for over half an
hour, owing to the 'difficulty which the
court experienced in getting him to make
direct responses to his questions.
'Timothy appeared in a 'grey dress-coat
—diet is to say, it was high in the waist,
with short and'poio ed tail, a feature of.
produced...by tellers than by literary
men of the present Lay. . .. Timothy's vest
was red ; hitknee ! hretehes were made of
corduroy..BOltivs:thetu were long claim
stockings andr brogue'. ' . •• •
The evidence we in show that Tinto
thy had been fours drunk .in the street,
but he was.not cote Onicative on the sub
jeet. He did not I - the officer a liar of--•
ter lie had heard 'li l id= give' his evidenie,
nor tell the Jul/ :••he was an "owld
fief." He said nediffig 'until ha was ask,
ed. to take the uslial. oath. The Judge
said : "Mr. O'Neil pot your hand on the .
"book." Mr. &Neil complied cautitrus
ly. fearing the resdltiQf . his act. . When
the words - of the oath were uttered ho
made the sign of . ihikeross, and after be
ing requested by the Court kissed the Bible.
The Clerk—What'a.yeur name ?
Prisoner—The same as ins fatifer's.
"What wattbis nitrite ?"
"The same as Atte."
"Tell me your mane or you shall be
locked up." .'l.
"Timothy." . '•
"And what else ?" •
"1 havn't any middle - rwme." .
"I mean your last name." •
"How long have you Isienin the city."
"Since I come ; to the counthry."
"How long •is that?"
Pat Hooligan -canftell you bettor nor I
can." s' • , , 1,,,: , .
"What month wits it ?" •
~..,V. Trio first Sundaynn :Lint." ,
.:`Where tIAY OI %- I • O4 Y t. • '
"W id Biddy and ; tt chillier,"
"Where d 6 they It e,?"'
"'rho second Iliffir; aek room, :64 luck
to the bugs that's its k-i 7 "• -' - • " •
"I mean w 4 hat stre "." : : . .
"Mike Hennessey' store is on the first
fle9r." . ' . '.'- . ' r • - -
"Ni me whaistr
"Who the divil ea
hangtri' - • - the - .• : ,mtmes
streets so much:l":
"What was the •Str
name was elianged,?!
"Anthony - et ktfiey , _
name now." .• •‘-;,••'••- ',:, -- T - r• -- ...•;-
_ . ......"putt.„1N! • IsV 7 ' mean Ar
...PARe:OrYFfe ' :. •i•fIlif1014 4 - .YSg.
" Witereabetits in erth e 1.?"
"Three doers frinii• the coiner." ''
.VVhat corner ?"
"The corner of the street." -
"What street ?"
"The street three doois above."
"Well what is its name ?"
"Bad luck to you, Why didn't ye ax
me that before ?"
"Well, tell me the name."
"Faith and I don't knOw. myself. It's
an alley." .
'"Well, what's the nurtiber,of the house.'
"The number on thedUor do you mane."
"There isn't anny."
"What is your trade ?"
"Me father never 'prenticed me."
"I mean what do you work at ?"
"I don't do any work."
"Why ?" , .
"Because you've got,rne locked up in
. tell me what you work at
when out of prison ?"
"I'm a laborite man. Sir."
."At what were you employed ?"
"Haird work." • • -
"What kind of workr.
"In the shores." (sewers)" .
"You are charged with being drunk."
"Dhrunk, is it. Faith, I never was
more sober hi my life than lam at this
t the hottee ie on ?"
tell whin they are
of the blaokgulird
of called before the
ill it by another
"That may be but here are a half-do
zen men . who are ready to swear that
they saw you drunk yesterday."
"Ay it coines to that, can't I hring twists
as many who will swear that they didn't
see me dhrunk • yesterday - '
"What kind of liquor did you drink I"
"Mighty bild liquor, and ye'd say the
same av ye was to thry it."
"Was it :vault or spirituous liguor
"It was nayther ; it was whiskey."
"Where did you purchase it PI
"At the Dutchinates."
"Where is his store V'
" , On the corner."
"What corner I',
"Fhe corner nearest to 'where they're
buildin' the 'shore."
"Where is";that I"
"Pliere I was a workinV! ' •
The Court-:- What was doing
when you found him ?
Officer—He Was lying very drunk in a
hole which he had been digging.
Prisoner—lie 'me cowl yea wrong for
wonst: I didn't dig thy howl, l dug the
dirt out and left the howl. .;
••Were you ever up - ,before the Court
before t 4 •
nee behind wither ; when 1 want
to bo again, shall to yer honor and let
ye know it."
"!•111 let you off this time..will you keep
sober. t" • < -
•'Faith I will. unties the Dutehmin kape
betther liquor nor they do uow."
~Y ou way go."
"Thank ye, Sir—ye re a &Homan ay
there iver was wan. '
Mr. 'llipothy O'Neil left the court•
Hums. Bit's.--A word 'about beds.—
We think husk beds tin. preferable to
straii, or auy kind of mattrass we have
yet ,tried; take the , thip,..inside busks,
without slitting them Goo, tia.somoslo,nuil
they retain their elastioity and durability
much longer, two
. very easily , kept level,
and aro free from any disagreeable odor in
the warmest. weather wo 11414 k. them
. per-exixillent - Ohio Amer.*
CIE LOUISVILLE RIOTS.
Tho Maskacre of the Amorlcaur
[Alm th.e Zotaxvilk Journiel of Aug.l4.
TILE RIOTEI-CONOLUDINO TESTIMONY.
—We publish today a number of affida
vits of respectable citizens iu relation to
the riots in the First Ward.
From all the evidence that has been ad
duced in relation to these riots,. evidence
not based upon street rumors and irre
sponsible declarations, but submtantiated
by the oaths of responsible and reliable
mon mid Women, who were eye•witnesses,
our readers will bo convinced that all the
stateinonts which wo have . hitherto - made
upon this subject were literally and en
tirely true. In all our representations of
these lamentable tragedies we have. on
deavorod to do equal justice to all eon ,
corned. We have carefully excluded from
our columns ovary,statement Odell we
were uut•satisfied ceuld be, proved to bo
true. Wa have refused to publish any
mere rumors of any ony description, and have
required the most complete substantiation
for every sentence wo have given to the
public upon this Subject.
In preparing the affidavits to show briw,
theau riots originated and Who wore their
authors, we have not had an opportunity
to seek out witnesses by whom doubtlesa
many facts could bo proved of oven great
er importance and significance than any
we have published ; wo have taken facts
only as they were voluntarily furnished us
by others. We have`-boon infoimed by
reliable gentlemen, and, if necessary, affi
davits to the fact can be produced, that, on
the_Bunday evening previous to the elec
tion, an .Irish servant girl in the employ
meet of Yandell, begged the Doctor
not to go'down town on the day of the
election, telling' him that these would be
danger, that, she knew more than he did,
.and that she knew more than she dared
to ; and also' an. Irish air/ in the em
ploy of. Mr. Sintrall, on the Sunday ar
ternoon previous to the election, earnestly
entreated Mr. -Sim, all and his son not to
go into the city on the day of the election,
for*-the Irish were armed and intended to
firefroM their windowi and kill the nit
'We have also been informed, that (m
thifday of the election, about noon, 'MM.-
meritian 'on horseback, a particular do.
acription of whose person has been given,
rode rapidly' froth 'house to house in the
neiglitiorhood, where: the , riot in the First
Word 14iti co - unoticed and urged the Ger
mans that' the time had come to arm them
selves and begin' the attack upon the A.
We hayu no , doubt, that, when.
reeoverei — friTtillieif — fright, seine 'start.
ring revelations will be wads by them as to
the origin and previous planning of these
riots, both in the First and Eighth
It will be observed that in both the riots
in the First and Eighth Wards the attaok
was made by the foreigners upon Ameri
can citizens at a time when there was no
sign of any disturbance whatever in the
neighborhood where the riots began—that
the streets were as gullet as upon any or
'dinary occasion—that there were no crowds
of persons present—that but fow Aweri
cans were in the vicinity, and that the at
tacks were made by Germans armed with
guns and .pistols and rifles and every de
scription of weapons, upon unarmed A
mericans, who were quietly passing upon
the streets, giving no 'provocation and ex
pecting no attack.
In the First ward the riots were begun
between two and three, o'clock, and bad
been entirely suppressed and order and,
quiet had been restored, when the Irish in
the Eighth commenced firing upon tho
Americans. Time was no connection be
tween the two riots ; they were entirely
distinct and .3 °prate, occurring one and a
half miles apart, at different times, and
altogether unconnected with and indepen
dent of any occurrences at the respective
voting-places in those wards. The only
coincidence about, theme was in the fact
that they were begun by the use of fire-1
arms on the part of foreigners ageinst un
armed • native-born citizens. Every cir
cumstance that has-been made known with
regard to the commencement of these riots
tends to prove conclusively thit the for
eigners in both the First and Eighth wards
were in a state of preparation for these
attacks, which must have occupied weeks
to effect, while the Anuirinans were total- 1
ty unprepared for and unsuspecting of any
In the First ward riots, there are some
remarkable features deserving particular
notice. There wore some twenty or twen
ty-five Atherieuits shot and - wounded by
German and Irish- before any violence Was
offered to the foreigners. Tho German
and Irish were all armed and they oem.
menced the attack upon the Americans.al
most simultantiouSly at the Brewery upon
Ginn street, and upon Campbell, Clay,
Shelby, Hancock; Green, Marshall, and
Madison streets. The• Germans were
found congregated in a large body at the
intersection of:Campbell and Green streets,
armed to the'teeth, before 'there was the
slightest indication of 'a difficulty .in that
portion of the city. - When the Germans
were urged by the police officers
quietly home and put away their guns,
their-only answer was a volley of bullets,
and, ureu,when the Americans had passed
the houses.of Germans without attempt
ing to offer any violence whatever, the
dastardly Germans opened their gates and
discharged their guns at the Americans,
wounding children who were following.the
crowd. The Americans wore shot down,
and crippled und maimed by bullets and
buck-shot fired from guns in the hands
of Germans and Irishmen, while :the for-,
eholors, who wore in turn attacked by the
Americans, -wore (with we believe only
ono exception) beaten with — sticks a 4
[1169:-ThelOutitti here introduces a number
of affidavits, all going to show that the out.
rage • perpittinted by . tho • Foreign party,was
prerarrarkvid and determiued on for daya
fore the ;iota oeourred—that thearmimf with
zuns, pistols, knives, &c., had been going on
for some time--and that during the entire day
of election, peaceable American citizens in all
parts of tho city, in quietly passing along the
streets, were insulted, abused, and attacked,
with an evident intention to provoke a riot.—
We regretthat we have not room for all these
*admits, which conclusively determine the
origin of the difficulties and give the lie, to the
misrepresentations and ,slander thq anti.]
American presses. We select a few of the af
fidavits, bearing more immediately upon the
commencement of time difficulties in the First
and Eighth Wards, which Ind. to the subso• 1
George W. Burge, being. swotn, • says
that on Monday, August 0, 1855, about
0 o'clock. A. M., I was quietly walking
up Main street, when at thucoruor of Han
cock, • by- myself,` an Irishman threw a
brick at me and thou ran out Hancock
street towards Market eon followed him ;
ho kept a long distance ahead of me.;
when between JeffersOn and Green streets
three Irishmen came out of a house and
ono of them said, "there goes a watchman
after one of our countrymen," and another
spoke and said, "let's kill - him," and the
three dame up to mo. I being totally un
armed knocked the three down with my
first, then almost immediately eleveu more
man canto up and ono'struck mo with a
brick; they.then caughtque, ono Cut me
on the hand with a knife. I also heard
ono of them say, "murder him, he's
watchman:" They . overpowered. me, cut
ting my hand and kioking me on the neck
after I was down. I was senseless for three
hours and was doubtless left, on the ground
for dead, r was perfectly sober all the
morning. , •
' GEOII.OE W. Bono*:
Subscribed and sworn before me, August
1855, , 0. IL SanArros, N. P.
Alexander C. Cross states that int Mon
day, the oth inst., the day of
Louisville, he was at - the' Second Ward
polls, when a bay, say-12 or 14 years old,
at about two o'clock,',P. 1114' 'Caine to . hint .
And Complained that ho 'had .been badly
treated_by n large number of foreigners on
drogn street, above Shelby. He-said that
he had'started to water his horse, bat had
been driven off by 'them. Mr. Edward
Williams was, present at.the time 'the boy
came to him, and they concluded to 'see
Mr. Selvage, who was acting mut 'sheriff-at
the Second .ward pblls, and get the Imen
ofit of his advice Lefore they took any
atop. They saw Mr: Selvage and it was
agreed upon pat he should ' go along
We went to the plana l pointed out to us
by the boy. When we got to a point - at
Green street where it is intersected
Campbell streei, fOur or five iteuarea 11111
I . ifit4iirar ; voting,
number of loreigners, smite with'muskets,
some with pistols, some with howieknives,
Some with rakes, and others with scythes,
which they flourished over their
When we got within from 50 to 100 feet
from the front of the crowd. Mr. Selvage
raised his hands in a suplicating position,
rand begged the crowd to desist from any
I hostile action. While Selvage was thus
engaged anent saw a man en time North
west Corner corner of Green and Camp
bell pointing a gun' toward Selvage. Ain.
ant spoke loudly to Selvage. telling him
to "look out." He supposed Selvage had
not seen his danger. About the moment
he spoke to him the Man shot, the. first
gun lie •heard of being shot on that day.-.
Selvage ,was shot in the facb, on the breast,
and as he staggered, he turned his back
on the crowd and was shot in the back,
time shot taking effect almost all over,lum.
He bled profusely. He states that at the
time Selvage was shot Edward Williams
was standing within two or three feet of
him. Williams turned rapidly around
With the intent, as witness supposed, to
catch Selvage as he fell. 'This action tur
ned Williams around from the crowd, and
as lie turned another gun was shot and
the contents of the gun were lodged all over
his back, He then drew hie pistel, and
VI/Mistime drew his pistol, and they all
(Selvage - without ar nil ) started towards
thetn.'. They started oil in a huriy—
some up Green and some along Campbell.
They '(the foreigners ) -would stop and
then fire. Salvage's tor coining about
the time when S. Was 5110 ti was also vroun
tied by several shots. Further, he says
that when approaching the crowd, of
Dutch and - Irish, they saw one horse tvit
gon, with two or throe men: in it quietly
passing down Green street, when on get
ting near, by iii the midst of the; arowd,
they wine stoned and beaten by nearly all
of the - Dote' crowd.
After the facts above stated had trans
pired,' a party-of Americans, hearing and
seeing the firing, eamerunning up in pur
suit, and the firing and fiighting.became
general in the . neighborliood. Many shots
being fired from the rigors sod windows
along the streets of this neighborhood at
the Americans as they ran through the
streets in different parties of-foreigners.
ALEXANDER U. CROSS:
The foregoing statemant having been
written in our presence, has also .been
carefully, read to us, and we concur in the
statement of 6043, having been eye-wit
nessee of them.
ED W., WILLIAMS,
A haffic RAY,
J. D. SELYAOR,
Wm. E. Jones estates, that on Manday
evening 18111, be and another . man were
coming -down Green street in a peaces
lila Lind quiet way, not even .talking loudly
jl it all, whon; just as he got opposite
W ray's. house. on Greet; street, near
the brewery, hi (alTiant) was shot at. out
of the immediate neighborhood. He knows
that ho was in great danger, .for though
the bdilet or shot missed him; he
heard the ea me 'whistle Close to his head.
This was five or six sqnares from where
any voting was had. Wit. E ions.
STATE of KETTUCKY; JefrentiOU t 0. , Set.
• 'I certify that on this day the foregoing sta to
'meet of Alexander Gross was subscribQ by
him in my presence alter having been correctly
read Whim, and that be being by inn sworn,
declared upon. oath that the same is truo.... 1 do
further certify that the statement signed by Ed
tyard Aaron Ray, and: J.l). 3olvago.
sad Quit aig Wm. E. Junto Nara isti egip
TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM.
ed my preasence and morn to respectively
being true before mu tt ,. Given tinder my hand
Aug. Btb, 1855. J. 7. Doman, Examhter.
165. D. Selvage being sworn stela ; I
was appointed by the Mayhr a police•inart
for the Second wartpAla. ili
I wiserol , o „,
at the polls. While at the Second ward
polls about ,2 &chick,
.news, was brought
that the foreigners up town were in arms.
Ed: ,Williams'and Alex. Cross, night.
watchmen in the Siteend ward, urged mo
to go with them to stop them: I have
been all season working on public con
tracts on street, some 00 or 70 foreign
borers; mostly Irish. Williams notc 7 9
Cross asked me to go With' mem, !means°
they believed I would have considerable'
influence with .the foreigneis, went
with Cross and Williams; when we reach
ed the corner of Shelby ., and Green greets,
we discovered a bodritlitiermans. about
75, armee with' uns congregated at 'the
corner of Citniphell. and Green. bade
the crowd that sccoinoanied us to' remain
behind, and I would go to the Germane
and talk to them. The Americans remain-
ed at the corner of Shelby street'except
rind Cross and myself. We
wont toward Campbell street. Williams
and myself were about ten feel in advance
of Cross. When we Caine within some
70 feet of the Germans, 1 raised my h a nds
and begged them ' ,, fer. God's sake to gui
home and put away their guns. '.'"`. l said
.this several times;'while my Itands were
raised and I was exerting thuni to go home
some one in tho crowd of Germans cried
out to shoot,; Irwin was raised and I re
ceived the contents in 'my fare, neck; and
breast, I reeled against a fence and was'
shut in, the back nod legs. Some I2or 12
guns were fired at that time.. Williams
was wounded in the, head and legs during
this firing. The Americans then rushed
up Green. street and the general me.oo
comtnesiced. I was altogether unarmed,
and .1 did not sie , any firearms among tint
Americana at, tilat
~This ..was the
beginning of diffieullies at, that point.... !
The 60ftilInti were scattered and pareued
in ever . ? directiod OvlittC hilipened alter:
wards lam unable to state. • . ~7
Sworn and sulmeribed to before no, a notary
public, this tith pay el Aug. 1855.
. L. A. Warrer.ar,
, • " • , 'Notary Public.
H, Richardson states on oath
That on Monday, Aug. Othi(eleetion day)
about .o'clock, P. AL, Lwas • quietly
walking oat Shelby atieet.lust south of
Madison, when , a man (not an American),
from the second lot east of. Shelby street,
discharged a double barreld shot gun, 'elk
iug effect in my" leg and breaking the leg
of Mr. Latta who was; with me. There
41-81114--Ilka-linie. o, iiitstuFliatte&-ion—lha
ed down Madison street with florae other.
pereons who I did , not know ; we discov
ered a large crowd of Germans and Irish,
armed with double barrelled guns and re
volvers, at the corner of Clay and Madis
on streets, awl they commenced hung on
the hack. Mr. Latta and the gentlemen
with us laid down in the bottom of the hack;
I being too tall to shield myself in that way
got out and ran with tho hack between
me and the mob, and was shot in the leg,
the •sh it passing under the , horses and
hack, whew we got opposite the eruivd we
had to pass• between them sand a cart on
the opposite stile of the sreet ; an Irishman
from behind the cart, shot nie, the ball
passing through the calf.of my right leg. I
then found I was losing strength and opened
the hack door, and threw myself in - the
hack whilst the horses were running. my
legs hung out, and in that codition I was
Shut in the legs under the hack.
I have in both legs 148 shot and one
bullet wound,. and one' shot iu nty right
hand. ' ' '
W. H. RIOVARDSON.
Suhseribotl and sworn to, AS,iusi'e, 1855.
- • • - 0. IT. ST,werrox N. P •
William Adkins states `t That on the
day of'the election, about a o'clock P. M.
he heard it firing trout the' direction of 'the.
upper part of Madison street, near' Wen
zel. 'Anima was at his residence int s 'the
Corriere! Madisno Mid Jacksesistreets, and
having heard the firing he drove his
toward llitp,lace where it occured, tit see
what waegtiing on, and not apprehending
any danger to hinfself, he took oh die seat
of bit , hack' with him his little boy, about
five years old; anti when affiant reached
the place, lie Mend that an American hail
been shot in the leg 80 as M . break it, and
he 'called to rifttitnt' to take hiin
hack, which, lie did. A'tthe . Bahia limo
Mr. Richardson, said to,be a scoot tea C
her, and another got into the. hack on Mad
ison near to Wenzel street, and amid
started back defy/it Madison to convey the
wounded man to Dr. Pyle's office for med
ical treatment; and ho had nottlriveit farther
than Shelby street; being about 'a' square
on his' way back when froid-the ,upper
corner of Shelby and Madisiin streets two
shots were discharged by Du teltinim at the
men in the hack, and a shot or Imo were
discharged between Shelby and Clay
streets:as 'MC liack Was dri yeti on' down,
and . on Clay , streets several 'shots . more
were discharged, eini clubs and 'moues
thrown *at the hack. The Mau inside the
hack were all Shot, includiug the afoiosaid
brokemlegged man l and on the corner Of
Hancock several guns more were thicharga
ed anti Lite saute took effeet on afield,
and also on hii little buy by his side.
ant and his little boy are now lybag.in 'bed
sick, aud,the little boy is danger:oast y ill
Irom thoae stmts.' ThirtY-threS shot are
to the person of affiant, anti ten in the per
son of his little boy. Sixty.aeven' !diet
and tine ball, were driven into the Inick.
and one . hundred's hot have been sorinted In
the leg of Richardson.: The Dutch, aided
by their woman, were preparing Mot arms
as :drilla drove . his ' herses up street, bat
he did not suppose that their intended . on
his rettirti to fire on hiai and Ida hack'
he 'lirould not haie taken his little with
hiiu on the outer seat of the hack; These
'foreigners lined Medial:tit street ell 'the
way down from lirenzel to Hancock street
awl were especially' cougreimed on the
`corner ; of 'Shethy, - (h ay, and Halfwit I,
and they trediirf the haaktiti stick a way
that lop iine*ibOuasivitilieti**