Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, August 22, 1855, Image 2

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Wednesday Morning, Angust. 22, 1855.
WILLIAM nut:mama, ? Emons.
The •`.llOlliN AL , has 300 Subscri
bers more, Hwy' any . other paper
fat this county.
Agents for the Journal.
The following persons we have appointed Agents
for the liusrmsooott JOURNAL, who are author
ised tort:moire and receipt for money paid on sub
seription, and to take the names of new subscri
bers at our published prices.
We do this for the convenience of our subscri
bers living at a diSDIRCO front lluntingdun.
JOUN W. TRIOMPSON,Esq., Hollidaysburg,
SAMUEL COEN, East Barren,
GEORGE W. CORN cm., Cromwell township.
Hutinv Itunsoa, Clay township.
Davin LTNIRE, Cromwell township.
Dr. J. P. Asucon, Penn township,
Wawdtst Ma.rrzun, Franklin township,
SAMUEL Scarsay, Jackson township,
Col. JNO. C. WAvsoN, township,
MORRIS . DROWN, Springfield township,
Wet. IIUTUDINSON,Ewt., WitlriurSllMCE
Gtionon W. WIIITTAKI,U ; Petersburg,
Hexer NEFF, West
JOHN BALSII,ICIi, Waterstrect,
Maj. Citanrd:s !‘.T,CKLEY. Tod LOWIIiIIIII,
A. M. BLAIR, Dublin township,
Gummi, WiLsos ' Esq., Tell township, •
JAMES CLARK, llirmingbam.
biarmintEr. LYTLE ' Esq., Spectre Creek.
Maj. W. Mount:, Atexandria.
B. P. Ward..tce, Union Foresee.
Stimosr WRIGIIT, Eeq., Union township.
DAvtn CLARKSON, ' Ca. township.
SAMUEL Wei roc, Esq., Franklin township.
DAVID PARE., Warriommark.
Davin Au tit.ta, Todd township.
bp.. if. Aixamt S ' untE, Rollin i p.
To Correspondents,
We are receiving an almost infinite num
ber of communications. We will have to
beg our friends to "May their hands."
The communication relative to school affairs
is respectfully declined. It would provoke an
endless controversy.
Miss Ws 'line,' imrharei may appear next is
sue. It is accepted.
Our "Kate" will be about next week, with
another pieee of original poetry. Katy, be a
little more brief, next time.
Godey's Lady's Book for September is
before us and is brilliantly illuminated with
very splendid engravings. Send and get
it. Only $3 a year.
The Yankee Nutions has also been re
ceived, and a more fun-provoking, side
tickling affair, we never knew. The pre
cent number is, emphatically, worth the
price of the year's subscription.
Great Central Camp Meeting.
We are requested to inform our readers
that a Camp Meeting of tho Methodist E
piscopal Church, wilt be held near Tipton
Station on the Pen nsy I van ia Rail road, com
mencing on the 24th inst. 'Pickets at half
the usual price, will be issued by the Pa
U. li., to remain good until the close of the
meeting. All the trains on the load will
stop at that point, and persons can lea 4 at
almost any hour they desire. It is repre
sented that there is plenty of house-room
for the accommodationof visitors,
Dean Swili.—Pray, do you retnember
any goad %tether at the world ? _
- COndryman ue Loot,.—Yes, Sir, I thaiA;
God I remmaber a great deal of good weather•
in my tline.
Dean Su:A—That is more than I can say.
I never remember any weather that was rut
too but or too cold, too wet or too dry ; but
God Almighty contrives it, at the end of the
year 'Lis all vary wall. (The Dean pas on die
hat, and exit.)
Last year we had a 'parched Drought.
The earth was parched and baked, vege
tation was burned up, and grain and fruit
destroyed. Not only Farmers, but Met.
chants, Preachers and Newspapers, all
over the Union, were complaining and la
menting over the unaccountable and terri
ble weather by which we were afflicted,
and the crops ruined.
This year, it is just the reverse. Hain
falls in floods. Grain sprouts in the head,
and Hay rots in the field, from excess of
moisture. And here wo arc again, all
grumbling and grievinp;over the unaccoun
table and terrible weather, by which our
hopes are blasted.
Certainly something about the matter is
wrong. But whether it is in the weather
which it pleased a Wise Providence to
send, or in the men who neglect to make
provision against the weather's changes,
is a point at least worthy of consideration.
In Egypt and parts of India not a drop
of rain falls during the whole summer.—.
Nevertheless, they contrive to raise wheat
barley and millet in abundance. We un
derstand this is done not so much by grum
bling at the Drought, as by using cisterns,
wells and streams to irrigate the hind.
In England, it is rare to have as clear a
Harvest season as even this. Nut unfrc
fluently there is not a day of uninterrupted
sunshine for alumni,. Yet they manage
to get in crops very much like ours. We
have uo doubt put up a reasonable amount
of complaints, but they also thatch their
shocks of grain over with straw, so that the
rain will run ofl, while the interior is dry
It is true that the Egyptians are only
half-civilized pagans, and that the English
are little better than foreigners ; while we
arc native born Republicans and Christ
ians. Nevertheless, we are not prepared
to pronouce that they arc altogethcr,wrong
to this matter, and that we are right in as
sinning the Weather to be the only one to
'rhe steamship Ainslie:it, arrived from
Liverpool, on the 17th inst., at Boston,—
The news she brings is of no Very great
importance. An additional loan of £7,000-
000 has been voted by the British Perlin
'sent, for carrying on the war. A mem
ber of Parliament, has asked the govern
meet to furnish information "on • the very
important subject of the neutrality of the
United States." • Lord Pahnerstone replied
that en arrangement had existed ut Halifax
by which persons going there from any
quarter whatever might be enrolled, but it
appearing that it led to questions whether
or not the laws of the United States had
been violated, the British Government be
ing desirous that no such questions should
by possibility. arise, has put an end to the
enlistment of forces at Halifax. Spain a
grees to send a legion into the Crimea pro
vided England will guarantee to her the
possession of Cuba. It is thought Eng
land will make the guarantee, by die con
sent of France. A French despatch from
Sevastopol, says that the approaches on
the side of the Malakoff, advance consider
ably. They now touch the place. Ever
ything is prepared for a general action in
about fifteen days. The Viceroy of Egypt
is negotiating with the Bedouins to serve
in the Crimea. A London newspaper says
that the siege of Sevastopol is about to be
raised ; and that a communication .had been
received from Germany by the Western
Powers which may lead to startling results.
—The sea serpent, which liar created
such as stir in the country, and whose ex
istence tvas believed only to have a place
in distempered imaginatiens, has been not
only seen, but actually caught in a small
lake in the interior of New York. How
he came there is a mystery ; but it is pre
sumed the take has communication with the
ocean. 'l'he particulars of his capture, his
appearance, and so on, are given at some
length in the Philadelphia North American
of the 17th inst., front which we get our
information. The snake was captured by
a few old whalers, who harpooned bite.
The snake is fifty-nine feet five inches in
length, and is said to be a most disgusting
looking creature. The head is about the
size of a calf's ; within eight feet of it
the neck gradually swells up to the thick
ness of a foot in diameter, which continues
for fifteen inches, and then tapers down
the other wa, constantly increasing in size
however, as . it recedes from the head, un
dl the monster has a diameter of over two
feet in the centre, giving a girth of over
six feet. - It then tapers off towards the
tail, which ends in h fin which can be ex
panded in the shape of a feu until it is
I .three fret across, or closed in a sheath.—
• The whalenten contemplate keeping the
monster in his present position until an a
gent of Air. Barnum arrives,.who has been
telegraphed.. This is' as we receive it ;
and whether it ben hoax or not, we are un•
able to say. We shall know fora certain.
ty by our next issue.
—Official returns from 74 counties in
' Kentucky, and the reported majorities from
remaining counties, reduce the majority
of Morehead, (K. N.) for Governor to 4200.
From the eighth Congressional District,
official returns give A K. Marshall, Amer
ican, a majority of 1410 over Harrison,
Dem. In the 10th district, the official re.
turns give Swope, American, over Harris,
Dem. a majority of 405. The vote for
Congress in tat eighth district of North !
•Carolina, resulted in the election of Cling
man, Dem, over Carmichael, Amarican ,
by a majority of 1493. The South Caro
lina Know Nothing. State Council has abol
ished the Catholic test, and allows any na
tive to join the order who renounces all
civil allegiance -to any foreign potentate.
—Canal Coal, said to be of excellent
quality, has been lately discovered in But
ler County, Pa., by a company of eastern
capitalists who Lave been exploring for a,
and have bought up the land. The veins
are from two and a half to five feet thick,
and the basin, as far as explored, extends
from North Washington northeast to Per
ry township, Armstrong county.
—The Yellow Fever has broken out in
Virginia, with great violence. In Ports
mouth, on Thursday, there were fifteen
new cases of yellow fever, and twelve
deaths. The fever at Norfolk is increasing.
In Baltimore, $5,000 has been raised for
the sufferers. Five deaths and three new
cases of yellow fever occurred at Rich
mond on Thursday.
The Great Mistake.
The lamentable mistake which tha A
merican Party has made, and which it
does not appear to wish to rectify, is per
mitting old, worn•out, miserable party
hacks, to act as their bellwethers. It will
not do. The sovereign people aro not go
ing to be hoodwinked, bamboozled, and
pulled round by the noe, by men who pro
fess what they do not practice. It won't
do. We know individuals who have the
audacious effrontery, to wish to be consid
ered leaders of oSamism," who, no long
er than the lute Presidential election, de
clared upon the stump, 'although every
seal should forsake the good old ship of
Whig principles, yet t./" will stick to her
and 1 will perish with her." This bom
bast is flaw entirely forgotten, and why ?
Because them is a chance for office. Oh
tempera ! Now we do not often tender
advice, but we would merely suggest the
propriety of kicking every known office
seekct ant at the pithy.
The Territory of Kanzas•
The eyes of America are upon this new
territory, the very noise of which, but t
years ago, Was familiar to none but youth-
Cul students in western American geogra- !
phy, and to those who were curious in in. I
dian affairs. 'Fite name, like that of Sev- I
astopol, has become familiar within a very
short time, through the sheer force of over
powering circumstances. The bad con
duct of statesmen, or of men occupying
the positions of statesmen, have made it
very common to tfie world in a very brief I
period. Kanzas territory is formed out of
a region that, five and thirty years since,
was solemnly consecrated to freedom, in
accordance with the terms of a treaty be
tween two contending parties. We, on
our side, have strictly observed the terms
of that treaty, and never thought of depar
ting from them. The other party has
completely disregarded them. The mem
bers of it threw the treaty overboard, as a
mere political trick, in 1854, and gave to
slavery the sante position as freedom.
Nor is this the worst. What has follow
ed from the disregard of great obligations
is in perfect keeping with so gross an in
stance of bad faith. Freedom has not been
allowed to stand even on an equality with
slavery. Thu mere limits of the act of vi
olation have not been kept. Lawlessness
has been introduced into the territory, and
now rules there. The theory - of the law
there is, that the friends •of freedom and
the friends of slavery are to start on the
same terms, which in itself would be bad
enough, under all the circumstances, call
ing to mind that the rule ought to be differ
ent, and recollecting that slavery can exist
na where save in titter violation of the na
tural right. The territory has been over
run by armed men from other communi
ties, whose trill and not that of the actual
settlers, now stands embodied in the Leg
islature of ICanzas, (so culled,) which is
! sitting on the borders of Illisrouri, and
which has adopted the laws of Missouri,
for the territory. This last act alone would
be 2 gross violation of the Nebraska act it
self, for slavery exists in Missouri, and to
extend her laws over the territory is to in
augurate there a slave code before the peo
ple, or even those who claim to be the peo
ple, but are not, have pronounced whether I
slavery shall exist there or not. No atten
tion ought to he paid to the action of such
a Legislature. The next Congress should
refuse to recognize it. No appropriations
for the territory should be made while it
is under the dominion of a set of lawless
interlopers. It should not be admitted in
! to the Union with slavery among its insti
tutions, even if the people should be unan
imously in favor of that institution. The
spirit of the law in all cases, and its direct
commands in some, have been violated to
get things to the state in which they now
are, and the people of the republic will not
have such villanous acts endorsed by a na
tional legislature elected with express ref
erence to the question.
Tho Americans of Philadelphia, jud
ging from the tone of their papers there
don't seem to have been eery fortunate in
their nominations ; arid the system of gen
eral ballotting, the papers say, hiss resul
ted in more intrigue and corruption than
any system ever before introd tired . The
Democrats there once tried the came plan
of nominating, and abandoned it on ac
count of its impracticability and corrup
tion. ,The Philadelphia Suit, the oldest
American paper of the city, seems to be
heartily disgusted with the character of
many of the teen who have succeeded in
obtaining nominations, and attributes the
unfortunate selections to the system that
seas ad ipted in nominating.
The Suit goes on to picture the results
of the" late balloting, stating the distracted
state of the party produced by the bad
nominations made, and says the better
portion of the party "say that there is
nothing in the laws or regulations of the
party compelling them to vote for 'natural
fools." We trust other sections may burn
wisdom from the experience of Philadel
Republican State Convention.
We published last week a call fora mee
ting of all freemen opposed to the eaten
sion of slavery, and we give our views of
slavery, in another article in to-day's paper.
The citizens of Pennsylvania, without re
gard to former party distinctions, who are
willing to unite in a new organization to
resist the further spread of Slavery and the
increase of the Slave power, are called up
on by a committee composed of some of the
very best men of the Commonwealth, in
cluding men of all political parties, to meet
Convention at Pittsburgh, on the
sth day of September, 1855, to organize a
Republican party in this State, which shall
give - expression to the popular will on the
subjects involved in the repeal of the M is
souri Compromise, and co-operate with oth
er organizations of a similar character in
other States.
Wo think this is a mighty and excellent
movement, and the object in view ono
whioh must eventually become the great
subject of the day.
We invite special attention to the now
advertisement:, in to•dry's paper. ltead
them all, The advertising columns of the
.formia/ c, the place to luok for wants,
The Action of the Whig County Con-
Contrary to the expectations of ourself,
th e ‘N• bi g county Convention T was sparse
ly attended. A quorum not being pres
ent. 'lbis being the positive state of of
it was not only imprudent but abso•
bitchy presmaptuous on the part of the at
tending delegates to take any action, on
political questions, and yet they have tak
en measure for an unconditional surrend
er of the j s nlorious old party" to Locofoco
ism. A betninittee was appointed to con
fer with the Locofocos, to see what meas
ure should be adopted to seour . e. the elec
tion of a ' , fusion ticket." We object to
the right hf this (so-called) Whig County
Conventioa "selling" our party to the hel
lish power of Locofocoism, for divers rea
sons, which tee shall now proceed to ley
before our.icaders.
We do rot recognize this meeting us the
Convention of the republican Whigs of
the County, because the persons attend
mg were in a manner self-constituted, or
openly cho,ten by Locofocos. The fact of
ten or a d4zen of individuals, constituting
themselves -the representatives of the free,
enlightendd whips of Huntingdon Coun
ty, and icr' solemn ~ assembly met," sell,
bargain, throw away fora price, the party
they pave heretofore professed an attach
ment for, it-beyond doubt a humiliating
spectacle. 'L
Before 7elosing this article, we have a
statement or two to make, which we can
substantiate by good witnesses. In seve
ral districts, leading Locotocos took active
part in the selection of delegates, and were
instrumental in electing several. In the
`‘one-horse convention," a bigoted Locofe
eo was the originator of the "fusion" reso
lution, thus showing indubitable evidence
of a proconcerted scheme between office
seeking Locofocos and dishonorable and
disloyal Whigs. However, the Whigs of
the County are now acquainted with the
position in which they stand. If they en
dorse the action of the "fusionists," and
embrace the corrupt and damning proposals
of the party which scrupled not to stigma
tise Henry Clay as a monster and a mur
derer, they do it with the certainty of to
tal annihilation staring 'them in the face.
To us, the path of duty is marked out ve
ry clearly. Wo cannot support Locofo
cos for office, because our conscience for
bids it ; we will not support a , fusionist,"
because that would be lending our aid to
the building up of corrupt ideas, calculated
to crush out the pure, wholesome and re
publican principles,of Americanism. We
will support honest, moral men, and only
such. If the whig party is to become ex
tinct, justice to the memory of Harry Clay
required that it should only become so,
when battling was of no avail.
We shall wait patiently to see what the
action of the two fusion committees, which
are to meet on Friday next, will be. In
the meantime, wo repudiate all connection
with the semi•Locofoco Convention, and
declare the Whigs of the County absolved
from offering any allegiance to it.
Open American Nominations.
We sea by our Lancaster county exchan
ges, that the American party of that coun
ty through its Executive Uoinmittee, has
ordered an open election in the different
boroughs, wards and townships, on Satur
day, the 18th of September, at which all
citicens of the county, favorable to the A
merican cause are invited to attend and
participate in the selection of candidates to
be supported by the American party at the
coming general election. The return judg-
es urn to meet in Lancaster city, on the
Monday following, and add up the votes,
and the persons having the highest num
ber of votes shall be the candidates of the
party for the offices specified. No mem
ber of the American party is permitted to
electioneer for any office—the party being
determined to act upon the American prin
ciple that the office should seek the man,
and not the man the office.
This is manifestly the true course, and
one which we should be happy to see the
Americ, party of Huntingdon county a
dopt. V. hat say our American friends ?
Are they Loh willing to come out openly in
imitation of their Lancaster brethren.
The plan is a good one and should be uni•
versally odopted.
The principal object which has hereto.
fore actuated political men, it is a notorious
fact, has nut been an honest desire to pro.
mu Igato the doctrines they hold, in a polit
ical point, but to make their party the step
ping-stole to office. The plan proposed by
the Americans of the shove named coun•
ty, is essentially republican. It debars the
greedy, avaricious leech, or at least it gives
the honest, unassuming man, an equal
chance with such.
We have only to look around us to see
how numerous are the office-seekers who
profess to be Americans. Such men aro
Isere clogs to the energies of n party, and
wo care hot how strong the party may be
which is afflicted with this corrupt, put Ail
and dangerous epidemic, unless some rem
edy be applied, it must eventually become
Wks, Painter, the old editor of the
West Chester Register Examiner, died
in that borough on Sunday lust, at the good
old ago of 73 yours. Ile was a min of
positive character, and saw r u nny ups and
downs in his long and eventful
A Beautiful Christian Editor, Truly.
"Free Soil, and no I{ell.
'rids is the platform of principles upon
which, the editor of the Globe—bil lewis
—stated, before the Looofocos in the dele
gate election, he stood.
"Free Soil, and no Hell !"
is it not enough to make the blood curdle
in the, veins of Christians, when men (?)
holding such pernicious doctrines as
hove control of public journals.—
Parents, can you consistently place in the
hands of your children a paper, whose ed
itor would instil into the mind the doc
trine of Am) unt.t."
The editor of that model sheet, the
Globe ; may perhaps one day have cause to
regret that he ever endeavored to promul
gate such doctrines ns "No HELL" A fit
companion truly for Tom Payne. A viper.
A creature at which the moral community
will always point the finger of scorn, and
avoid as the most detestable thing that lives
and breathes.
THE MAN ron PREBIIYE:\T.—AE Ohio cuter',
porary hoists the name of Theodore Freling_
huysen for President. Whet a glorious. old
name for a leader! How inspiring and cheer
ing the thought of-such a great and good man
for the Chief Magistracy of the nation. How
suggestive of high and noble purposes—of in
tegrity, truth and honor•. The heart of the pa
triot, the friends of humanity—of law nod or•
der—would rejoice to have Theodore Freling
huysen at the hchn of State. But alas ! this
is the day of small politicians, mean, low (ionic
egognes, fillibustering pa , riots, nod slavery pro•
pagandists. When will their day end, nod a
brighter nod inure glorious period begin for our
curd nib..
Northern Progress.
Many articles have recently been copied in
the North from certain incendiary newspapers
published at the South, in which the condition
of society in the free States was studiously mis
represented and abused, and the impression
has been created that a deep seated feeling of,
aversion to us hits heroine general at the Sonth•
To show that such is not the case, we need on
ly produce the following extract front the Char
leston Mercury, a paper always considered
peculiarly ultra. It is taken from an article
expressive of dissent from the new fangled pro
scription of foreign immigrants :
"In those Stnto where population was dense,
restrictions upon the political privileges of for
eigners might be imposed •, while in others
where populatiOn was needed, immigration
might be invited by easier conditions. this
was the system, this the solo tion, this the true
American idea, as established by the stages of
'B7. Acting upon this idea, some of the States j
threw open to foreigners, upon the easiest terms
the right of suffrage. They established veil•
cies in the seaboard cities which should enc.-
rage foreigners to settle. among them i and
pushing this same spirit to the utmost bounds,
they sent agents even to the cities of Europe to
advance there the great object of incressing '
population, anddeveloping their resources.—
And mark what this system has effected ! The
North and the West have heen bountifully sup-
plied with. European labor. Foreig,n lands
have built their railroads, erected their ma .ni•
lieent public works, worked their mines, the I
their fields, dug their canals—in short, made
the North what it is, an almost magic loud, in
the extent and beauty of its material progress."
This has about it none of that simulations
tradiction which has of late become so rife in
the columns of the Rielunouil Enquirer. The '
latter would have people believe Shot the free
States are crammed with all Forts of espies's.°
and incongruous elements—that their prosper
ity is delusive and fictitious—that the system
upon which their organization is bused is de
structiye of all permanent good, and COll only
end in anarchy. With a strange sort of Quix
otic zeal, the Enquirer has freely challenged
northern presses to fight these phantoms otitis
own conjuration, and impugned their ability
and the goodness of their cause bec-ause they
refused to engage in the task of proving that
prosperity is not ruin, nor the freedom of the
solute population an absolute evil. Were we
have the testimony of an older and a far bet . er
soldier than the Enquirer to refute the cutest.
ides of the latter. The Mercury does not deem
it absolutely necessary to the defence et the
North and its coincident results should be ma•
lignetl. And the strange condition of senti
ment at the South may be imagined when we
say that the general tone of the Charleston
Mercury is now infinitely more national and
American than that of the Richmond En
quirer and some other Southern papers, salmon
language reads more like the reasonings of the
Court Journals of Naples, Berlin, Vienna and
St. Petersburg than of newspapers protbssing
to be governed by the, teaching of Jeffers..
There is a world too much of useless revi
ling and mutual recrimination going on bs•
two. the North and South. We were about
to say between the ultras of the two sections,
but the phrase has now lost its meaning. It
has heroine a very difficult matter to telf who
are, and who are not ultras. What is to be
gained by all this ? Will it exalt the interests
of either section? We doubt it. Thu rabid
presses of both sections ero stimulating their
followers to extreme measures, by representa
tions that, if they are only firm and united, the
opposition must yield. Both must be disap•
pointed. The South especially may leek in
vain fur the usual tame and spiritless Words
sion of the North to shier demands under
stress of the ever ready threats of disunion.—
And if her representatives go to the next-Con
gress, in the confident expectation of victory
they will march back with colors trailing in
the dust. It is betters to go to look at things
as they are. Our Southern friends Must be
prepared to concede the full nut unrinestlona•
ble triumph of the real popular sovereig nty . in
Kansas, its it may ho vindicated at genuine
elections, uncontrolled by armed mobs.
Trte 'have. In ILLINOIS.—The
nail (Ohio) Commercial says: "A friend of
ours, recently returned front a tom through
northern and southern Illinois, confirms all the
statements hitherto published of the vast grain
crops now on the ground and being gathered
in that country. :Between St. Louis and Vitt.
rennes a groat deal of wheat is rotting on
the ground, for want of labor or machinery
to seem) it
Minium says in the recent letter defending
himself from the cant cry of Iminbugi—"ln
twenty years.' have expended over two millions
of dollars in catering for the public curiosity
and amusement. When I first bought the
American Museum its expenses were less than
$2O per day—now they amount to $3OO per
day, the price of tickets remaining the same.
Thirty years ago a traveling menagrie was fit•
IA out on a capital of $lO,OOO. Mine cost
me $lOO,OOO. I also added to its uttractions
Gen. Tons Thumb, to whom I paid $lO,OOO
per annum beside liquidating all his exp. ,
,e,, including the coot of his clothing."
The Louisville Journal, of Monday last,
published a large number of affidavits, which
clearly establish the fact that the ":;Looting
and killing and maiming of innocent, uuolfea•
ding and unsuspecting American citizens, on
their late election day, by Trish art fiermans,
in the quiet streets, at a considerable distance
from the polls," were the commencement of
the riots. We have not room for there affida
vits in HI, but they prove the "outrages were
committed by foreigners; that the first blood•
shed was the work of foreigners ;mud the Amer
kans had given no provision whatever for the
commission of such dreadful criers
These now-proved facts are entirely the re.
'verse of what the Gswelle, Cl e an, and other
unscrupulous papers have repeatedly stated to
their renders ; and show what excesses foreign
ers, sustained by the influence of the Demo
cratic party, and other demagogues, are ready
to commit a you persons guilty of no crime,,
and in the quiet dischnlye of it constitutional''
We annex a summary 01 the affidavits re
fared to, and ask that it be attentivelyread:
These affidavit:3, it will be seen, are for the
most part the sworn scoAments of respectable
and nliable men, who were eye.wittlesses of
the matters to which they dispose. Some of
them are statement; upon, otd/t, or foreigners
and Cat/ell-8, wior livod in the hmnediate
n,ighborhooll of the erotic of the riot, hod
some netually were great sufrerere thereby.
1" corn the testimony of Me, Corolino
(obese husband, an Irishman vuol a Homan
. Catholic, was in all probability among those
killed in Quinn's house:.) it appears that for
smut: weelts previous to oh;, eleetions, the Trish
in the neighborhoodt where the riot occurred
lord been Itrocuring :11113 and preparing the a
fight ; and that on the Saturday night el the
American torch light procession she had heard
these Irshmen say that "they V= led to te
liere that the procession would be small, by
those utho opposed the Know Nothings; that
she stow limo of them with arms, and heard
them say twat they intend to Wh+ the prOres.
81707 i ."
Joseph flucker, a German and a Catholic,
who livccr ionne of Quinn's houses, (which
Were burned,) says there were seventy : lire or
one lauldre , t kishmeit living in that row, and
they haul many visitors of their countrymen :
that during two or three weeks preeceding II
election, ho saw many of them often with pi,
tuls and guns, sod heard one of them, who had
several pistols, say, on the Saturday ls,fore the
election, that he was ready; that he had seen
Quinn currying arms into his house, and that
Quinn had insiskd upon his (Hacker's) voting
although Quinn knew that he (trucker) was
not entitled to a vote.
James Bickham saw the Irish eight or
ten in number, on the morning of the election,
moulding a large quantity of bullets in the eel.
tar• of one of these houses, and on the name
morning, from 10 to 3 o'clock, Thos. 11ii. Flnr•
ell-saw numbers of these Irishmen, armed with
PintolB and buwie•knives, passing in and out
from the houses of this row. These M. had
begged Mrs. Wall's husband to receive arms
in his house. The women hail slept in their
clothes the previous night, so as to be ready to
leave upon the shortest totter, and Met. Ruby
Dodd, and EliCabetli Dodd and Margaret Dodd
her daughters, corroborate all these statements
as-to the preparations that hail been made by
the Irish in the neighborhood of M;tin and
Elevciith streets.
It is pdais to every one that wit., wore
opposed to the Know-N . .011[145, - wh., tliese
Irish to believe that tlte Atderican pri.r,don
would be small and instigated them to maim
uu attaek'upon it, must 'allude to the demo-
Foga. - of the Sag Nicht party, who have thus
lulls:n(41 mid aroused the passions of these
poor wretches and misled to them the commis
skin of the horrid crimes which began the ri!
ots in that neighborhood. This is the key to
the whole of the subsequent proceedings.—
The poor miserable Irish wire led to teliere
that American party was small, that Ameri
cans were their enemies. It is unnecessary for
;is to characterize such conduct and the
er-sants who could be guilty of it as they de
serve to be characterized. A diierimicatiug
piddle will. without any sug,t-s!i , Lunt us,
place the fiat of cundeintiatiutt r• who
arc tntilty tl such • H.
gr. R. I.f. Lee states that t•. •. was Ma lit
tle or no fighting at tho eighth ...ard polls da
ring the day and that the foreigners were not
at any time dri ecu from tho polls.
All the other deponents concur in their . his
tory of the commencement of the riot. A few
unarmed, unsuspecting, and unoffending Amer
ican citizens were quietly seated at the corner
of Tenth and Main strums conversing togeth
Cr, harming no one, interfering in no day with
any ono. Then 111811111C11 went from thin fort
Of QUitlll'3 filled as it subseque,ly appeared.
with men and arms, station and ready . at the
windows and door-way: te discharge thew load.
ed weapons. These men, armed each with
a pair of revolvers, passed through the little
knot of Americans, and without stopping Imp
whore returned immediately, rudely push
ing against .° of the Americans and without
parley, or ceremony, all three whipped nut
their pistols and commenced firing
utely among the Americans. Tho first shot
from their pocket guard was the signal fir a
general broadside from the houses along Main
street—whose occupants were evidently waiting
for this signal with their gnus in position to
commence firing. The scene is described by
ono of the witness as presenting the appear-
ante of a "shed of flame 'fire streets Mau
runoly were quiet and there where but few per.
SUM passing, but ovary American within sight
was made a target for the bullets of the blood
thinty Irishmen. Poor Rhodes was the first
victim; he and Dougherty, also mortally won.
ded, were at the tune engaged in performing a
friendly Oct towards 0. Connell, an Irishman
and a Catholic. Graham fell about the same
time. These then scorn to have been the on
ly Awerietuts at the time upon the square ex
cept those who were forced to flee from the pis.
tols of the throe Irishmen who commenced the
attack at the corner of Tenth street. Simulta
neously with this firing from Quinn's houtc,
two of the Irish who happened at the thno to
lie out of the fort,garrisoned the coffee house
at the corner of Market and Chapelund thence
in accordance with the plan of operations
commenced firing upon all Americans pas
sing by.
It is not necessary here for us to allude to
the inhuman cruelty and cold.blooded barbari
ty of the ferocious creature who deliberately
stopped out of the house and finished the mur
der or Rhodos, within sight and hearing of his
own home and the dear ones there, nor need
we mention the fact that there wero two men
at every window of Quinn's house as testified
by Mr. White, nor that when the houses were
attacked by the Americans infuriated, crazed,
by inhuman acts, with duns, escaped from the
back of these buildings us stated by Mr. Lee.
There is the testimony let every ono read it
carefully and ponder upon it. No candid ,
man can do so without comin ,, to the conclu
sion that the attack was nate(' by the Irish
upon unoffending native citizens without any
provocation, and after all the votinx .was over
at the polls, and after the riot in the First Ward
had been suppressed, that the attack was the
only came and commencement of the riot ,•
and that it bud been previously planned and
determined upon among rho Irish at least as
long before as the Saturday previous.
CoeuT.—Our Court adjourned on Friday
w,,k, ' , whit., 1.:6 .4 lead,
Veit oicinors.
ti&" Trust in God nod persevere.
air Friendship is one soul in two bodies.
The population of Wisconsin is 550,000
bar Yellow fever, in a virulent form, has up
peered at Bayou Sara, La.
Quiet—The puppy who has been barkii.g the
last month in vain, fur a notice.
Agrr At Indianapolis they have a dancing
school kept by Mr. and Mrs. Shanks.
o:Z^ln St Louis recently the Know Toth
lugs were Llefoated in a local elcotion. •
kern, is said there are over 200 I)iviiions f
the Sons of Temperance in California.
ta. 'The ladies of the Baptist pernesicm,
held a fair in this belong!' on last week.
BEF!'llussie. averages about eight min to a
square mile ; France 170, and England 270. is estimated that linlf a million of dol.
lain am expendettat Cape May every season.
Bev. Dr. Murray, author or the
"Kirwan" lettere r ha; hens lecturing in Toros,
Plis-New counterfeit notes on die tank of
Cape Fear, N. C., are in circulation at the
th.o. Trinihie d it i 3 maid, has accepted
the Know Nothim noinintaiun for Covernor of
ur"l rich girls midi, rich men poor
and iniluslrious poor girls make poor mei.
/I,..Y.Cutiov-grwiti,ll inixod with Indian !nes!
and fed to young chicicrns, cures and prevent,
the gapes.
J. 0. liamilbia is about to publish
the remaining volume, 4.1• hie I . :alter, Alexander
• girl , ri sbie, the litusu or the Continental
en the lq in f., nl. Itia tunny
i' ;u. ,
) ..:) Covernor of
o: . tom . Bell ins been chosen
t • •.• i., a liowor which with,
~• , •,,, I,,•• blooms not again tban,,t,
v.. I \\ tvar.4.
u . A reunion °Rho chief naturalists of !he
continent of Europe is to take pinee nt Vienna
nt the close of August.
kr , 23 — Stevens, n prominent lender or the I,i,
cofueo pity in lienrgia, calls it the "Dry lint
Panty. Classics!, that..
/3iy:s- JI is said that Paraguay has not only
opened lot internal rivers to the Brazilian tla;!
but to the lags of all foreign nations.
,Col. Donel,n, a brother or Andrew
Done Non, is eleeied to the State Senate from
Sumner county, Tennessee. He is an anti-
K. N.
SfrtirFanny Fern says there are hut. three
Milldams men in New York city, and one or
them is Horace Greeley. There's taste liar
fielLY“The bueahent crop, it is stated, pro.
miser n very large yield, so Clint during the
cooling winter “,lapjitel, - will hc cheep and
Vay - Womairs eye nppenrs most hewilnl
when it glances through a tear, as the light or
a star seems more brilliant wiles it sparkles on
Er r. 03 Sunday last, at Niagara suspension
bridge, 5 Ilion got into a skiff, and breaking
an oar, they were drawn into the whirlpool amt
nll drowned.
r At Cinoi,mati On Tuesday of 'nit week.
1:,!•,, porlion ~fee heavy stone corniee,on the
, Th , ,uy's new Bank builaing.
eri h wall, and prnjectin
feel, fell, ' '•• 7 rrsons.
Modest 1/, v. • girl thir,
teen years old, at Hartford, Conn., is a spies -
slid so immer and diver, and boldly jumps int- ,
the water from a pier thirtpffive feet high. She
is not encumbered with a bathing dress on these
"Iu Sweden, n man who is seen drui,
four times, is exposed in the churchyard pai
I eiy."--/..e.
If sneh were the case in "thesediggins," we
would have a standing army is our graveyard
nll the time.
A Hundred Years of Methodism in America
—ln 1753, five Methodists settled in the city of
New York, and formed the first society in
America. To 1833, just a century later, the
Methodist Church in the United States nuts
hers over four millions of worshippers. •
The Sara.—From the creation of the world,
men have been accustomed to regard the stars
with reverence, and the highest degrees of en.
lightenment has never been able to efface the
idea from the Ands of the masses, that destiny •
is written in those "shining, orbs of heaven."
to The liquor dealers of New York, met
in State Convention, at Syracuse, on Wcdnes•
day, and adjourned on Thursday, after pledg
ing their bent efforts to overturn the Prohibitor
ry Law at the polln, and to vote for no man not
Fledged. The Convention also appointed
State Committee:
DTlut Yellow Fever is committing Terri•
ble ravages at Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va.—
A despatch dated August 7th, reports 20 eases
and 16 deaths at Portsmouth during the preee•
ding 37 hours. There have boon 66 deaths at
together up to last Tuesday. The disease is
also on the increase at Norfolk.
L.ZA chap in Boston, en Monday stole an
apple valued at one cont. •On being hrer,;nt.,
up in the Police Court ho was fined $2 and.
costs. Tuckerman, the Bai!road Treasurer,
stole $245,000. On being charged with,tho
theft, ho owned up, and was continued in 0ft...,
till he showed his employers how he did it.
Cool and Compact.—The Springfield &pub •
lice n says :--"It has always been a marvel
with us how Christian men could sport with
the melancholy hallucination and infirmities of
their fellow men, as those aro doing for in
stance, who ace inciting the hopes of Br, Mel
len, Daniel Pratt and Franklin Pierce, of suc
cess as Presidential candidates in 1856.
wirldr. Dawson, of N., who was appointed
Governor of Kansas nod declined it, says that
he was the father of the homestead Bill, and
the Southern Nebraskals approached him, pro.
miming to support his bill, if ho would support
the Nebraska Bill. lie agreed to do the job,
voted for the fraud, and then the Slave holders
deserted an 4 defeakd his hill. Eli, regret, ILA