Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, April 13, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated April 13, 1855 Page 2
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THE BEDFORD GAZETTE. Bedford, April IS, l8aM. GL W. Bowman, Editor and Proprietor-1 QUARTERLY IHEETIXG. OCT" The first Quarterly Meeting of tin* M. E. Church of Bedford, for this Conference year, will rommence on next Friday evening, at the usual hour. Rev. JOHN A. COLLIN'S, Presiding Elder, is ex pected here at the commencement of the meeting— He is one of the 6LB-FASHIONGI> Methodists—preaches the doctrines of the Church in their FERITY —and, what is equally good, PRACTICES 111 his LIKE what he EXHORTS others to do from the pulpit. Disconnected with all FACTIONS, and having too strong a ramil to he led asttav by "every wind of doctrine," he con tents himself with a faithful discharge of his Minis terial duties. Like the RELIGION he professes, JOHN A. Cotqiss is sound to the core, anJ the man who can't be snved under his PREACHING and his ooe- i TRINE, we think stands a narrow chance .ol ever be- , ing saved at all. e love Ihe Methodist Church—its Class-meet ings—love-feasts—prayer-meeting ami its impres- I sive mode of administering Ihe Holy facrament—and Nve love all who SINCERELY worship at its altar.— We shall ask no brighter passport to the realities of ! Eternity, than to die in the FAITH of a TRVK ME THODIST— a FAITH which, however, is to be lound ! in all other CHRISTIAN INFIDELS in PRACTICE too frequently ilni'iffrthe communion table ol the Methodist Church, as well a- that ol ai! other Churches, a fact greatly to he deplored, and inuch commented upon by the Ministry. The Banks and flee I.e£ilalurc! Below we give a list of Bank charters passed or pending in the Legislature, as we find it in the llar ri-burg Telegraph. Table No. 1 contain such hills as have been introduced into the House; No. "J, are on the files of I lie Senate ; and No. 3 such as are wait ing to leap into either or both. And let it be re membered that iu these lists we include no old Cants asking for a renewal of their charters, except in cer , tain cases, where we only add the additional capital j prayed for. The aggregate is $19,505,000, about , one-half of which is demanded for the city of Ytyfcjf* • delphia, and the balance tor the interior. '-Jf i' TABLE NO. I. v r .! Hank of Conemaugh sto6-(00 Beaver County Bank 200 &0B Bloomsburg Bank 200 bOO ! Oatasaqua Bank 'IOO 000 Coal Ik Iron (No. 2, of the same name) Philadelphia 1,000 000 Clearfield Bank 100 000 Cumberland Valley Saving Bank 00 OQO . Farmers' & Drovers' Bank increase sup. 1 OflfQpffc' Farmers' and Traders' Philadelphia fldb Hanover Saving Fund hp <KW .Merchants'& Mechanics' Bank Piiila. 000- boo Milton Saving Bank 10(> 000 Miners' Bank, Pottsville, increase :t()0 000 New Brighton Saving, estimated, 100 000 Philadelphia Deposit Bank 000 000 | Pittsburg Saving Bank (no sum named) pottsville Saving Bank 100 000 Pittston Bank 100 000 j Reading Saving Bank 50 000 Seaman's Saving Bank (estimated) 100 000 Shaniokin Bank ISO 000 ( Wrightsville Saving Bank 150 000 Washington Saving Bank 100 000 SI.ISO 000 TABLE NO 11. Anthracite Saving Bank, Donald.-on SIOO 000 Allentown Bank 200 000 Anthracite Bank Tamaqua, 200 000 Bank ol New Castle JAO 000 Bank of Pottstown 200 000 Bank of Lewisburg. increase, 100 000 Bank of Mount Pleasant 200 000 Bank of Penri T., to restore capital 150 000 City Bank of Philadelphia 500 000 Consolidation Bank of Philadelphia 500 000 Commercial Bank of Harrisburg 300 000 Carinonsborg Bank 100 000 Iron and Coal Bank, Philadelphia (No. 1, same name) 2,500 000 Lock Haven Bank 200 000 Labanon Bank 100 000 Mechanics' Bank, Pittsburg. 500 000 Mauch Chunk Bank 200 000 Montour Bank 100 000 Mercer County Bank 200 000 Srroudsbnrg Bank 200 000 Western Bank at Meadville 100 000 S;i,SOO 000 TABLE NO. 111. Allegheny Valley Bank, Pittsburg SSOO 000 ; American Bank, Philadelphia 1.000 000 Bank of Commerce. I'hila. (increase) 250 000 Commercial Bank, Pittsburg 500 000 Common wealth Saving Bank 50 000 Corn Exchange Bank Phila. 300 000 Chemical & Manufacturers Bank Phila. 250 000 Carlisle Deposit Bank (increase) 150 000 Citizens Deposit Bank Pittsburg (increase sup.) 250 000 Columbia Bank (increase) 1.50 000 Dauphin Deposit Bank (increase) 150 000 Donegal Bank 500 000 Darlington Bank 150 000 Dillsburg Saving Rank 100 000 Dickinson Saving Bank 25 000 Farmers' & Mechanics' Bank, York 500 000 Farmers' Bank Carlisle 200 000 Farmers Bank Reading, increu-e 200 000 Farmers* Bank, Schuylkill increase 100 000 Industrial Savings Bank.Sunbury 50 000 Luzerne County Bank 200 000 Monongahela Saving Bank 200 000 "Merchants' Rank I'hila. 500 000 Miners' Bank, Sun bury 200 000 Metropolitan Bank. Philadelphia 1,000 (00 -Mechanics Bank, Harrisburg (in.) 200 000 Philadelphia fnsurance & Deposit 500 000 Shawnee Bank 100 000 Fnion Bank, Philadelphia 200 000 Tradesmans' Bank Phila inrrea-e) 50 000 Westmoreland County Bank 200 000 York County Bank (increase) 200 000 $8,525 000 The Telegraph, the Administration Know-Nothing organ at Harrisburg, of which the Rev. MILLER (the Governor's Flour Inspector) is editor, is evidently frightened at the recklessness of the Legislature. It appeals to the PEOPLE and the PRESS to "speak in unmistakable language to those w ho are misrepresent ing their constituents, and blasting t£je financial pros perity and prospects of Pennsylvania." The Governor and Xnv Banks. We learn from Harrisburg that Gov. Pollock, on Saturday, signed five or six bills tor new bank*. One oi a half million capital in this city, and another for a like amount at Pittsburg. One for a bank at Mauch Chunk,another at New Castle, and at two or three other points not recollected. The Governor has veto ed one poor litlle concern of sloo,oooor so, andsign* hills in a bunch of half a dozen, with a united capital approaching two millions ! This is the most striking illustration of the new reading of the old proverb, •straining at a gate and swallowing a saw-mill,' that we ever remember to have witnessed at the hands of the Executive of any State. Governor Pollock is re ally quite an object of commiseration, l'be signing of so many bills at a dash, in the face of bis veto, and before the ink with which it was written was fairly dry, is an act thar will go to sustain the report that the speculators and bank gamblers have captured the capita!— Legislature, Governor and all. Wonder what our neighbor of the Berks and Schuylkill Jour nal who reads us such a lecture in his last, thinks now ? Had not the Ledger some grounds for its •-worst apprehensions 1" As to any necessity in this city, for additional banking capital, a point made by tnc Governor as necessary to be established before he could give to any bill hi= sanction—the experience of pa-t two years proves that none exists, and could the \ question be given to the voter* it woud be so decided \ \ by nine out of ten of all parties. take the aheve from the Philadelphia Led w \ ger —it illustrates quite palpably the feeble reliance; j to be placed upon a politician, and one of the conse- j quences of taking the government from democratic I rule and surrendering it into the hands of know-rioth i ings. Current abuses cannot tail, in due season, to produce salutary effect-. The day of reflection and ; repentance will come. The strange doings of the present legislature will give a different political com plexion to the next. "SELFISH MOTIVES." i There are some persons who take es pecial pains to create the impression that the j Editor of this paper is actuated by selfish and | mercenary motives in all he says on the subject lof Know-Nothingism. Vow, this is both un i fair and ungenerous, as we think we can shew : to the satisfaction ol any honorable man, no ' matter what his political sentiments may be.— So Atr as we are personally concerned, we have j had every thing to lose, and nothing to gain, j (so fur us mere dollars and cents are conctrn ] ad,) in entering our protest against the new Or der which has temporarily taken possession ol | the country. In the first place, we do not be -1 lieve we have twenty Catholic subscribers on onr entire list, hence all the patronage we cie | rive from that quarter amounts to very little— j and, secondly, the Catholics have never exhibit- j : ed friendship towards us when personal ditficul-; tv threatnned. A few years ago, it will be re-j : mernbered, quite a family feud broke out in this i place on the subject of the Presidential Election, j in which an effort was made by many Democrats ■ to crush the Gazette because it dared to express j a preference for the venerable DALLAS over Mr. ; BL-CHANAK, whom we then thought had been : unsuccessfully before the country long enough. This was a struggle of no ordinary character, and > developed gr.mß"bitfet*nessof feeling. VY here w ere I the CATHOLICS then F To a man arrayed against j i the (inzette , as can be seen bv reference to a Umndbill then published, to which their names j I are appended ! A few years after another crisis j in the affairs of the Party arose, growing out of ; tiie election of President Judge of this District, ! which, ppffi#ps, exhibited more bad feeling than J had ever •btribre been witnessed in this place. A j large body of Democrats in Bedford favored the . of Mr. LYON, whilst the Gazette sup- ; ! ported the .election of Mr. KIMMELL. Here another attfh>pt was made to do us great per : snnal injury, in which the CATHOLICS and Foreigners were all arrayed against us as can i be seen by anothei handbill published ou that occasion. From this plain statement of (acts,; every honest citizen will see that, were we j governed by se'Jisk and interested motives, we ; should at once have gone with popular clamor! in favor of the proscriptive principles of the 1 Know-Nothings, in order to have revenge ol the j Catholics for their ungenerous conduct toward ! us! But we refused to do so lor two reasons. — ' First, because Know-Nothmgism attempts to de i bar them.of rights guaranteed to them by the) Constitution of the country —and, secondly, be- ! cause it invades a right guaranteed to them by their GOD, to wit: the right of conscience. When the Judge question was in controversy, j we found in Foreign Catholics our most vin- j dictive opponents. Mr. SAITP, the present Postmaster, who was appointed to the office he now holds bv the very men who stand most pro- j minent in the Know Nothing Lodges, was se lected bv Mr. Lyon and his friends to follow us j into Somerset to make Report of a speech we! delivered in that place, by invitation, and to convey the intelligence to that people that we < were entire!v misrepresenting the views of the j ! Democracy ot Bedford county in advocating the j election of Mr. Kimmell. As much as thp peo ple were divided in sentiment on this point, the j sober second thought seems to have convinced ; even the wildest supporters of L. that we were right in that case, just as time and reflection ' will satisfy the people that we are right in op posing the incendiary principles of Know No thingism. What we have said, and shall continue to say on this subject, springs from a conscieii fious conviction of duty, and we shall not stop j to consider, in the performance of this duty, j whether we are pandering to the appetite of personal friends or personal enemies! Our sin- , cere desire is to do JUSTICE TO ALL MEN, and if,' at any time, we fail to meet this standard, the error is one of judgment and not ol the heart.— It must be apparent however, that we are un der no special obligations to Catholics! One of the strange things in the history of j politics will be found in the tact that although our FOREIGN ar.d CATHOLIC population, al most to a man, united with the Vv'higs (now Know JVothings) in favor of Mr. Lyon, and most heartily and zealously opposed Mr. Kim mell, the former is now the boid champion of Know Nothingism, whilst the latter takes an o pen, manly, and eloquent stand against it ! Certainly the Judge will not he considered sel fish and mercenary in thus throwing his power ful influence into the scale of those who ierit their best energies to defeat him for the high trust he now fills with so much credit to him self and advantage to the true interests of those who have business in Court ! The Judge, like the Gazette, is courting no favor, bowing before no prejudice, seeking no revenge for injuries, real or immaginarv, but simply aiding to uphold the magnificent edifice erected upon the glori ous CONSTITUTION bequeathed to us by the blood of the Heroes of the Revolution, regard less of who it pleases or displeases. "Sink or swim, survive or perish," this shall be our motto whilst we have a pen to wield or a type to set! VYe are opposed to all secret political associ ations. and we take occasion here to assert that 1 if an organization could he started to-morrow ; which would perpetuate the ascendancy of the Democratic Party for a century to come, the r conditions of which rested upon an OATH of SECRECY and PROSCRIPTION, we would oppose it with as much earnestness as we have opposed !h" Order of Know Nothings, an order started for the express purpose of building up the doctrines of Federalism—doctrines which have always been defeated when presented to the people unmasked ! In all our strictures, on this subject, we have confined our remarks to general principles, without travelling out ot the way to denounce or ridicule Democrats who have been entrapped bv this cunningly devised scheme of the great enemv of Democratic Principles. As all men! are born "free and equal," so all men have a 1 right to attach themselves to whatever party or church they may deem most conducive to their' personal welfare: a right with which we have! no desire to interfeie. We believe that thou-j sands of good Democrats have joined the Know ! Nothing Whig organization from pure motives: j and that, as soon as they discover their error, ! which thev will soon do, they will rettace their ■ steps and become better friends to their former ' principles than ever. We cordially welcome j tile return of such men. Some say, let every : Democrat be marked who has united with the j Know .Nothings. We say, MARK NO.MAN ' j Were our Creator to MARK us lor one out of j ten thousand of our faults, the best among us ! would this day be the companions of those who; never cease to cry for a drop of water to ease j the torment which they are condemned to suf fer throughout the boundless ages of eternity ! If men are only forgiven as they forgive their I fellow-man, how few will inherit Kternal Life ! j Man, pause and consider—"seek PEACE and pursue it." HTJ'" In another column will be found some j extraordinary developements in the shape of a j " Gross Outrage upon Defenceless Women," j an outrage which, lor enormity, has scarcely a j parallel in the history ol the country. VVhoj will justify it ? r \ 7*"Cincinnati Election. —We publish to- j day an account of the outrages perpetrated on \ the ballot box at the recent municipal" election i in Cincinnati, where tile Democrats succeeded 1 by upwards of 1000 majority, in alluding to | which the Gazette, a A 'now .Vothiug paper, says : " Why i? this ? Why has the American par- j ty suffered this paralysis? Why has it dwarf ed to a pigmy in a few months in this great city !" OCF"KNOW NOTHINGIS.M-U dying out fast in <)- HiO. At the Inle elections the Democrats carried i the following laree cities anil towns hv lianii-ome j majorities, viz:—AKKON. CHILICOTHE, GFYA-: HCkiA FALLS, DAYTON. NEW RICHMOND,) MF.DiNA, TOLEDO. SANDUSKY. HAMILTON. CINCINNATI, and FREMONT! The>e places all gave Know Nothing majorities last fall. Tun Ni;w Postage Law.—The following letter to the Postmaster at New York by the ! First Assistant Postmaster Genera!, in answer ; to inquiries as to the construction of the late postage law, will be found to contain informa tion useful to all persons who have business] with the post office. Post Ofpici: Depvrtent, Appointment Office, March 22, I Sou. S;n : Your letter of the 20lh instant is receiv ed. In answer, lam directed by the Postmas ter General to inform yon— 1. The act of the 3d March, 1855, making; no provision lor unpaid letters to places within 1 the United States, on the same day or following j any such unpaid letter or letters being put in to a post office, the postmaster thereof will post up conspicuously in his office a list ofthe same, stating that they are held for postage. If not attended 10, such letters most be returned monthly to the dead-letter office. 2. Letters part-paid should he despatched, charged with the additional postage due at the prepaid rate, according to distance established by said act, except where the omision to pay the correct amount is known to have been in tentional, when they should be treated the same as letters wholly unpaid. 3. It is proper to forward a letter, when re quested in writing. When forwarded, no addi tional postage should be charged if the letter, 1 contrary to its address, Has been mbsenf. II it ; has been sent according to its address, and then forwarded, it must he charged with additional ] lost age at the prepaid rate, according to distance, established by act of March 3, 185.0, aforesaid. 4-. Ship letters, as thev cannot be prepaid, and are nop supposed to he embraced in the j new act, will continue to he despatched agreea j biy to the provisions of the fifteenth section of act of March 3, IN on. SIHMKIU TRAGEDY. The Gazette, published at Troy, Mo., relates ia shocking tragedy, said to have occurred in Monroe County, in that State, recently. Ac ! cording to the Gazette's story, a gentleman sold his farm for $2,000, deposited it in the house ! with his family, and left home on business. Dur ing his absence he stopped a night at a house i three miUs from his own, and while asleep, dreamed twice that his family were supplicating for help. He got up, dressed himself, and in j company with a German, started lor his own ! house. The two in a short time came (o the house ] in which a light was discovered. This unfa vorable omen at that hour of niefht, (it being 1 3o'clock) confirmed the husband's worst suspi cions. They approached the house, and looking". ; through a window, saw five men all surrounding; a table, busily engaged in counting and dividing 5 ! the money which they had secured. The first; ] impulse of the enraged husband was to give an: alarm, hut the German, who deserves Unboun ded approbation for the very successful manner in which lie managed the affair, hade the man ; be silent. He then instructed him to go to the | back door and knock, upon which the robbers 1 would attempt to make their escape out of the ■ one at which he (the German) was stationed. The man accordingly made an alarm at the ! back door, upon which the midnight robber" en j deavored to make their escape. Right manfully did the German maintain his position, while with a revolver he killed four of the robbers and wnun j Jed the fifth, who was afterwards secured.— j Would that this were the only bloody spectacle | which presentedilselfat that dead hour of night. ; The most heart-rending part remains yet un | told. A wife and two or three children had j been butchered, and lay weltering in pools of blood. The feelings of a husband and lather j can better be imagined than described as he be ; held this horrid spectacle. The wounded man j having been secured, made a full confession, in which he stated that an organized band of rob ] hers was in the country, and that the ringleader I lived in Lincoln or Pike counties. The Election Riot at Cinciuuati. The Cincinnati papers of Tuesday bring lis full accounts ofthe disgraceful election riot in that city on Monday. The Gazette (Whig and Know-Nothing) has the following version : The election yesterday was a deeply exciting one. and was characterized by scenes which all good citizens must regret. The fights in some instances began in the morning with the opening ] of the polls." At the Fourth ward there wa<a

fight, in which several persons participated, but j vve believe no particular injury w as inflicted on j anvone. In the Sixteenth ward American ] judges were chosen. This led to some hard I ' words and a fight, in which three or four per ; s -ons were pretty severely beaten. In the > ; Eleventh a difficulty arose earlv in the alter-] • noon. It was rumored that the Germans would ! j not permit Americans to vote, and in conse j quetice of this rumor a party of seven or eight I Americans went up to see what was the state of things and to help their friends to get in their : votes. A German was arrested by thp police ' officers, and as they were taking him away he I was rescued, and officer Cafey severely beaten !on the ground. The Americans w ere soon in ! formed, and towaids six o'clock the fighting j I was resumed, in the course of which a man nanied Reeder was severely, arid it is supposed, I fataMv stabbed* Dr. Brown was hit on the ] head with a colt and much hurt, and Mr. Hig j don. William Smith and John Leonard were al :so beaten more or less severely. Soon alter this a rush was made at the polls, and the bal- I lot box siezed, taken out of the house, broken j in pieces and the tickets scattered about the ' ; streets. A party then went up to Jackson's hill to seize the cannon, which had been used yester- I day to fire minute guns in honor of Jeffer- ' ' son's birth day. The gun was captured. The I sword was taken from the captain of the gun : squad, and the flag which belonged to it, was] j carried oil and planted on the engine house, j ! where the polls were. The crowd soon after went down town, passing by the Ninth Ward | polls, where another fight was got up, hut the j : polls having been closed, they poceerled to the ] j Thirteenth ward polls, on Sycamore, between ; Seventh and Eighth. As the party was passing j ] with the cannon, thev were assaulted bv Irisii i men there assembled, who threw boulders at them. A general scrimmage then ensued, in . which hnulders flew like hail, and pistol shots ; i were heard on every side. The Irish gave! way when thev saw the American? loading tb"ir cannon with bouldets. The windows o| the houses in the neighborhood, into which the Irish retreated, were riddled with boulders.— One of the boulders shot from the cannon struck a nan nifengaged in the fight, and inflicted a ; severe wound on the head. The others went I I through the sign ofthe Mechanic's and Trailer's ; hall. The Commercial , (an independent Journal,) after giving a brief account of the various ru mors and small fights early in the day, thus re- . reports the subsequent events of the day. In the fight that occurred about noon a Mr. Brown was wounded, and the foreman of Frank Link's brewery stabbed iti the lungs. The wounds of these individuals were thought to he dangerous. Many other persons were severely i hurt. Rumors of all descriptions were flying thick : ly. The Know-Nothings said that there had been fraudulent voting. The Democrats de nied it. The judges and clerks ol the election protested that everything had hern done on the • square, whilst sundry excited Know-Nothings ; asserted that little Dutch hoys had been allowed to go up and thrust handsful of tickets into the ballot-box. * The Germans had a large cannon on Jack son's Hilt, and were amusing themselves by fir ing over the town occasionally. The Know- Nothirltrs having whipped the Germans at the polls, dispatched a detachment to capture the artillerv, which was Hone without much loss of blood, and the trophy of victory drawn to the Eleventh ward polls. The sword ofthe com mander of the German gun squad was as > ta ken, and one of the most flaming of the vic tors flourished it continually, and shouted until onlv a hoarse gasp answered the most rpsolute efforts of his lungs. About the polls, when we arrived, was a great crowd, cheering vociferously for Taylor the Know-Nothing candidate for Mayor. Many of them had a little star spangled banner with "Pap Taylor" printed on it, fixed about their hats, and nearly all had the Know-Nothing ticket pinned to their breasts. The multitude seemed to railv around a large banner inscribed "JUMPS D. Taylor and the Whole Ticket From four to five o'clock but few Germans could be seen except upon tho outskirts of the crowd, and they w ere very quiet. All of them who had manifested excitement had lett the ground, being earnestly advised to do so by American friends. It was evident that the polls were in possession ol the Know-Nothings. The judges were urged to close the door and secure the ballot box, but they refused to do so, consid ering that there was no danger. The Mayor ; was npion the ground, hut he did not seein to understand that the danger was imminent. At intervals of about five minutes, stones and brick hats flew briskly, causing uncomfortable sensa tion in the spectators. Fights were occurring continually. A cry I would he raised, a rush made, and presently i some poor German who had imprudently ven tured into the crowd, or some friend of a Ger ; man, who had not been sufficiently discreet to i hold his tongue, would stagger from the throng t covered with dust and bleeding, ij About the angle formed by Vine Street and ] the Hamilton road, the row was incessant. A j number of individuals, evidently engaged to do 1 the rough work, charged about with fiery faces, j dusty and bloody clothes, looking ferocious as ! mad-dogs. We stood upon a pile of sand opposite the en- I gine house, to "overlook the scene. We saw ' one grey headed man, neatly dressed, run for his life down Vine street, pursued by half a dozen furious bovs, who recklessly hurled stones after him. A stout, rough looking man, in an ex -1 press wagon, who shouted "Hurrah lor Farran," (the Democratic candidate,) was terribly bea ten. A young man of German descent, describ ed hv a bystander as "a very fine fellow, quiet and hard working," was whipped unmercifully, ■ and as he reeled homeward, blind with blood running copiously from his face, and one eye swollen dreadfully from a blow with a stonp, an acquaintance of his family remarked: "There ; now, that is a shame. His mother will faint I when she sees him." One sturdy German we saw struck fairly in the head with a heavy stone, and yet remaining on his feet. He was struck ■ repeatedly with colts, hut did not succumb, and j made his escape. I About five o'clock a rush was made by about lliirtv rwn, closely followed by perhaps three bundrcn more, lor the ballot box. Mayor Snrl haker had taken his position in front ot the box, and we saw him for nomtrltme struggling to check the mob, and heard his voice commanding the peace. But he was roughly handled, his clothes being torn, and several rode blows inflicted on j his person. A dense crowd pressed about tbe door—a tall man made several efforts to pass : those who Were ep.deaving to protect the box;, and finally leaped upon the table where the box ! was placed, when there was a general sound ol splitting wood, occasioned by the crushing of j the chairs and tables a general shout, and some j fifty persons rushed in, or were forced into the i engine room. In a moment the ballot box was thrown out with a considerable force, striking a j man on the shoulder, who stood about one-third ol the distance across the street, it then reach-! e<J the ground, and was immediately assaulted by a large number, who stamped it lo fragments and scattered the tickets far and wide. This : act was perpetrated under the very folds of the i banner inscribed "Junius I). Taylor and the 1 whole ticket," and the cry of the mob, as the ! work was done, was " Hurrah for Pup Taylor." It was said that the box contained near thir- j teen hundred ballots, at least one thousand ol j which were for Mr. Farran. Persons who! undertook lo justify the atrocity of destroying] tbe box, stated that there had been cheating j permitted bv the Germans, and that the "Dutch bullies refused, during the early part of the day, ! to permit any ballots to be deposited in the box ; that were not of the Democratic stamp." One man with a severe cut on his head said ; that he had been knocked down because he had 1 stationed himself at the polls and challenged' German votes. This excitement was terrible, and tbe Pap ! Tavlor flag,and the cannon captured on Jack sou Hill, which had been loaded with brickbats, ; were followed down the street by a multitude ! ripe for any outrageous performance whatever. ; The leaders of the crowd seemed to Ire drunk, | and ifthev were not, were certainly raving ma- ] rsiacs. Warning was given at the Ninth ward j polisthata mob w as coming, and the polls were, closed some minutes before six o'clock. The Taylor flag and the cannon were next taken to the Thirteenth ward, where savage ! fighting ensued, with what result we did not learn. The mob then proceeded to groan in front of the Entjuirer office, and thence to the Junes office. X GROSS Oi l RAGE I 1 POX DEFEKELESS lVG.fi EN 1 The Boston Daily JhJvertiser, a leading Whig paper, gives the Inflowing account of an outrage perpetrated by a Know-Nothing joint committee of the Massachusetts Legislature, recently ap pointed to inspect nunneries and convents: On the Dedham turnpike, ir. Roxburv, just beyond Oak street, there is an ordinary house, ] in which .-ohool is kept by seven ladies, Catho lic "Sisteis of Charity," members ot the order of Notre Dame. They have twelve pupils, young ladies between the ages of ten and fifteen, all Americans by birth. These nineteen ladies form the whole household with the exception ot an Irishman who is employed about the premises as a servant. The house is located upon a thorough fare much travelled; it is not secluded in any ] way from public gaze, the grounds are not sur rounded bv any barriers, nor does it have any of the characteristics of a monastic institution. The ladies who reside there as teachers, are highly cultivated and accomplished, and as much entitled to respect and courtesy as any in the State. Their pupils are likewise respectable, and there is not the least evidence that their at tendance at school is forced, that they aresub- I jected to anv rigorous discipline, or obliged to undergo anv sort of ill-treatment. Such being the character of this establishment, the seventeen ladies residing therein were sur | prised on last Monday afternoon to see two ; : omnihusses drive up to the doors, crowded with j ! passengeis, who alight and inquire for the "lady : superior," and being met bv tbe head of the j I establishment, the spokesman ot the party in form? her that the crowd is a committee ap i pointed bv the Legislature to examine the house. No notification of the visit to he expected has ! been served upon the ladies, and they are of ! course obliged to take the statement of the mem ' bers of the partv on their own authority. We : have already seen that Ihe committee actually ap ; pointed bv the Legislature consists of but seven 1 members. We are unable to state the mamber of the party professing to act as this committee on this occasion, tut fioin the fact that two twelve-seat omnihusses, which appeared to be i full, were required for their transport, we can j only estimate their number at twenty-four.— There may have been a few more or less, j Nineteen ladies, twelve of them less than fifteen years of age, could not of course oppose anv eib-ctual obstacle to the entrance of twenty tour full-grown men into a common house, even had the ladies known the rights guarantied them ! by the constitution and laws of Massachusetts, and had they been disposed to maintain those rights by force. The "gentlemen" (we presume we must call members the Legislature bv this title) roamed over the whole house from attic lo cellar. No chamber, no passage, no closet, no cupboard, escaped their vigilant search. No part of the house was enough sacred, or enough protected by respect for the common courtesies of civilized life, to be spared in the examination. The ladies' dresses hanging, in their wardrobes were tossed over. The party invaded the chapel, and showed their respect as Protestants, we pre sume, for the One God whom all Christians worship, by talking loudly with their hats on, while tfie ladies shrank in terror at the desecra tion of a spot which they believe hallowed. While in the chapel, the ladies declined hold ing any conversation with their persecutors: | but in another part of the house the principal j expressed her perfect willingness to answer any j questions propounded by "the committee." One of "the gentlemen" accordingly pats her affec tionately on the back with one hand, turns over i the rosary suspended about her neck with the i other, and asks her if she is content with her situation, whether she can leave when she plea se?. The young ladies were of course subjected to questions even more rude—whetherthere are any boys boarding in the establishment—what ] punishments they suffer lor misdemeanors, &c. It is scarcely necessary to describe sue!) conver sation in detail ; the reader can readily imagine what the scene must have been. The examining party of course had every thing their own way, and when their searches arid their insults had been protracted to the ex tent of their pleasure, they took their leave. It is scarcely necessary to say that "they found no matter what —it was not that they sought" | unless the object of'the visit was simply a "lark" at tlie expense of the Stale, in which case, tlip i object was doubtless attained. There were no nuns immured alive in contracted cells, not any evidence of abuse of arty sort railing fbr l,. 0 ; s |. tive interference or even inquiry. Now we ask the reflecting men and women <_,) Massachusetts, — we even appeal to the candor of the eighty thousand voters who put the pie sent administration into power,— is such ar. cord as the above fit to form a page in it le lory of the tree and enlightened Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the 19th century? Make any allowance you please for exaggerations in the story which may have been caused bv the natural tears of the terrified witnesses, and"doeg the record stand lair and clear ? Is such tke treatment that defenceless women ought to re ceive? Is such the behaviour of gentlemen i n the |egi.!atuie ? It is only paralleled bv the stories that have come down of the insults and excesses of unlicensed soldiers in time of war. Our legislators ought to have a more practical acquaintance with the fundamental principles of our government. The Bfl| 0 j Rights, which is the first part of the Constitu tion of Massachusetts, contains this article "Every subject has a right to be secure from all unreasonable searches arid seizures ol his person his houses, his papers and all his possessions All warrants, therefore, are contrary to this right, if the cause or foundation of them be nof previously supported by oath or affirmation . and if the order, in the warrant to a civil offi cer, to make search in suspected places, or t< arrest one or more suspected persons, or to seize their property, he not accompanied with a spe cial designation of the persons or objects of search, arrest or seizure ; and no warrant ought to be issued but in cases, and with the formali ties. prescribed by the laws." It would be su perfluous to point out how this article was vio lated in e veiy clause by the action we have re corded. What was the warrant of this com mittee of seven, swelling its own numbers by it? own act ? Nothing but a vote of the Legis lature, unsupported by oa'lior affirmation, and draw n up with regard to no formalities ejt|m r prescribed by law or otherwise. In like manner the Constitution of the Uni ted States guarantees {fiat "The right of the pro file to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall net ke violated: and no warrants shall issue, hut u|>on probable cause, supported by oatl) or affirmation, and particularly describ ing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." XVho is safe from such unreasonable searches as that of Monday last? AYhat house j S there in the State occupied wholly by defenceless women, that may not be the next scene tor a frollic of a party of rude men ? Let the consti tuents of anv of the gentlemen composing this committee consider how they would relish an invasion of their residences and a disturbance of the privacy of their families by such inquisito rial parties as this. The Revolution was fought in vain if the great American principles of private right and domestic security are now to he set at naught. Drath from Hvdbophobia. —About 30 years ago, Mr. A. R gers, ot Franklin, Chin, was bit ten bv a mad dog, and was placed in utter dark ness, under medical treatment, for the r-pace of thirty duvs, and apparently recovered from the effects of the bite : though at irregular intervals since that time, he has felt unpleasant and pecu liar sensations, supposed to be caused by the virus w hich in an almost insignificant degree remain ed in his system. Otherwise he enjoyed remark ably good health, and being a man ol powerful physical frame, weighing near two hundieii pounds, it is probalde that the strength of his con stitution kept the effects ol the virus in his sys tem subdued. It was on the 15th day of la.t January that be received the last bite, under the following circumstances: A small half starved dog had been about the house during the dav, and Mr. R. told one of the children to call it in and feed it, which w as done- Mr. R. stooped down to caress it when it bit him in the hand. He instantly grasped his hand, and remarked to his wife that he never felt such a [lain. It seemed to thrill his system like an elec tric shock. Nothing further, however, occured at that time beyond a severe headache and slight nervous fever. The same dog was known lo have bitten several hogs, but not until the hogs became rabid, which was several weeks after, was the dog supposed to have been mad. V\ hen Mi. Rodgers became acquainted with these facts he at once f.'it that, under his peculiar situation, with the virus of a former bite in hi system, 1 his case was a hopeless one, and immediately set ; about closing up bis business, and nade his v ill, communicating his apprehensions to no person, not even his familv. He enjoyed usual health up to Wednesday before his death, when the j symptoms of hydrophobia began to manifest : themselves, causing him, however, no serious ] inconvenience until Friday morning, when, on attempting to wash his hands and face he found j himself unable to get his hands into the water. He ate but little breakfast, and in a short time went to bed. About I'J o'clock on Friday ; night he was seized with a most fearful spasn. which lasted fir some time. Atter the spasm passed otf fie became quite calm and conversed' I almost incessantly, and assured his friends that !he would not harm them in any way. His next i spasm was on Saturday morning, and more vi<- j lent than the former. The last spasm seemed I to rack the sufferer with the most excrutiating : agony, and was dreadful in the extreme event ' ( witness. During all his sufferings, to the very ' moment of his death, he was conscious ot Ins ! condition, perfectly rational in all respects, and. ! seemed to take particular care to harm no one '■ during his raving fits, although he was in no way i secured, and in the same room with his friends I and attendants. It is certainly contrary to the usual experience ! that the virus should remain so long in the sys- I tern and give no more decided manifestations el ] its presence. But the case, though a remarka -1 hie one is bv no means an isolated one. —Iron ] the Dayton (Ohio) Oa:efie,'27i/t. married", On tbe 10th inst by Rev. F. Benedict. -Mr. Xyo - anikl S.MiTn.anii Miss Susan Smith, both of Bed"* • Township. PIED: , On the Sth inst., Miss Catharine Harkis, as"- 23 years. The deceased, three years ago, upon he j protessioc of faith, connected her-elf with the M ] Lutheran Chinch; and, it may with truth be saw 01 i her, that she adorned her profession by aGoldlv . and conversation. It may be consoling to the i tant relatives to know-, that during herprotrai" suffering she received parental attention and care ; from the family of Ma). D. Wa-habaugh. On the Ist inst., Mr. Henry Schaffsk, ot Inen<- i Cove, aged 51 years, 7 months and 21 days. ] leaves an affectionate wife and four children to.mnnr" his death. They mourn not as those- wißboat bof* ' —their loss is his eternal gain. , On the -tth inst. Sax i.ei. Wysong, son of I>a" K i J. and Kllen Shuck, aged 4 years, 4 months, 24 davs. In Harrison township, on the Sth in-t., < "' • Alexander son ot .Tames and Sophia W. Mm • • aged 2 years, nine month- and sixteen days.

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