jj\" (.HO. W. BOWMAN SEW SERIES. Select Poctrt). From the Home Journal. The Graves of Long Ago. st.pk not my love with earnest words, Alas it is in vain; Thou can-t not to my heart ve-tore Its sunny youth attain, Thou can't not but the withered flowers V\'aice from then autumn tomb, Tutjreet the morning as of yore. In all their life and bioom. Thou can't not bid departed hopes Renew their early glow ; My summer sunshine faded o'er The graves of long ago. My hours of bliss have passed away, I've laid them all to rest ; V.ach with her crowded happy dreams, Close folded to her brea-t. Their pallid lips can breathe no more In whispers of the past; Their shining eyes are sottl v closed— They sleep in peace at hist. I've heaped above ibeir resting place, Indifference, chill n snow; Mv brightest joys lie buried in The graves of long ago. flushed are the glad and gushing notes, That hailed my matin prime; The jov-he||s, that around my way Rang out their merry chime. And though the holy sounds of night. Fall gentiv as the dew, Shedding into my soul a peace My girlhood never knew; Those merry tones of glee no more Are mine; but calmer so, Mv heart keeps silent vigil hy i'he giaves of long ago. A', hat is ilomc without a Mother! BY ALICti HAWTHORNE. What is Hour, without a mother, What are all the joys we me^t. When her loving snide no longer Greet' the coming of our feet ! The days seem long, the nights are dreary. And time roll* slowly on ; And, oh.' hoiv few are childhood's pleasures, When her gentle care is gone! Things we prize are first to vanish ; Hearts we love to pa-s away, And how -oon, e'en in our childhood, We beheld her turning grey ; Her eve ttrrows dim. "her step i* slovr, Her joys of earth are passed And sometimes e'er we |.-arn to know her Shu has breathed on eatlh her la-t. Oide< hearts may have their sorrows. Griefs that quickly die away . Rut a mother lost in childhood Grieves the heait from day to dav. We n>:-5 her kind, her willing hand. Her fond and earne.t care ; And, oh! how dark is life around us • What is Home without her 1 iierc ! THE BI3LH. Many sparkling passages occur in "Gilfiltan's Bards ofthe Bible." The following are illustra tions : Its words and if s thoughts are alike poetical ; it has fathered around its central truthsnli nat uralbeatitv and interest ; it is a temple with one altar and one God, hut illumined by a thousand different lights, and studded with a thousand • '(laments, it lias su hut one dec laration to make, but it utters it in the voices of the creation. Shining forth from the excellent glory, its light has be-n reflected t a myriad of intervening objects, till it has become attemper**! for our earthly vision. It now beams upon us at once from the heart of man, and from (he countenance of nature. It has arrayed itself in the charms of fiction. It has gathered new beauties from the work of creation, and new •warmth and new power from the very passions w clay. It has pressed into its service the very animals ofthe fores', the flowers of the field, '' "stars of heaven—all the elements of nature. lion spurning the sand of the desert, the wild roe leaping over the mountains, the lamb led in silence to the slaughter, the goat speeding ,f > the wilderness, the ros" blossoming in Sharon, ' " lily drooping in the valley, the apple-tree totting under its fruit, the great rock shadow ing a weary land, the river gladdening a drv place, the moon and the morning star, Carmei v the sea and Tanbor in the mountains, the from the womb of the morning, the rain T r ii the mown grass, the rainbow encompassing 'sfk place, the light of God's shadow-, the 'binder of His voice, the wind and the earth quake His footsteps—all such varied objects are lh aue as if naturally designed from their crea huii to represent Him to whom the book and all ; > emblems point. Thus the spirit of the book • ransacked creation to lay ils treasures on • u ' ; H'ah's altar, united the innumerable rays far-streaming glory on the hili of Calvary, •••••< woven a garland for the bleeding brow of ■•marine!, the flowers of which have been culled ' m the garden of the universe. |r ie power ofthe Bible over man has been I and obstinately resisted ; but resisted in " :n - lor ages has this artless, loosely-piled ■tie book been exposed to the lire of the keenest ■•es'igations—a fire, meanwhile, which has ' r '>utned contemptuously the mythology ofthe :ia d, the husbandry of the Georgies, the histori j * ru fh ot Livy, the fables of Shaster, the '-•mud and the Koran, the artistic merit of :'; a 7 a P°pular poem, the authority of manv a ' -k°f philosophy and science. And yet there •" Bible he S unhurt, untouched, with not one j 'ls pages singed and not even the smell of , H having passed upon it. Many an attempt ' k'f n made to scare away the Fiery Pillar of 1 wanderings, to prove it a mere natural pro • ..; 1 , 01 l^e w, ' f l er ness; but still night after m "t it rises, like one of the ever-shining stars ofthe vanguard ofthe great march of man, the ! old column gliding slow, but goilding certainly i to future lands of promise, botii in the life that j is and that which Cometh hereafter. While other books are planets shining with reflected radiance, this book, like the sun, shines with kindred and unborrowed light. CMher hooks after shining their little season rnav perisli iu (lames furor than those which destroyed the Alexandrian library: this must in essence remain tineas gold, but inconsumable as asbestos in the general conflagration. Loss of Hie Ship State RigT.'s, The following abstract of a letter from Cap lain I). L. Wilcox, of Philadelphia, gives the particulars of the loss ! trie fj a— ship State Rights, front that port, hound for Liverpool:— 'T left the capes with a fine breeze, and ev erything favoring a successful voyage ; hut the second day out a gale commenced from N. N. j W. The ship was made as snug as possible, with all her sales reefed, hut about midnight the ■ wind blew with such fury that 1 was compell ed to scud before the gale. The sea, however, broke ovet the vessel, rendering this dangerous, , and she was at last brought to. She laid very v* e|| for a while, tut she shipped a sea occasion ally, one of which earth d away one of the ; quarter boats, stove the poop bulkheads, and washed overboard everything belonging to the second cabin passengers. At two o'clock A. M., the wind blew a perfect hurricane, and 1 was compelled to take in the only sale J had previously ventured to carry (the main topsail.) and let her lay to under bare poles. During the sight the second boat was hove ov<r the stern and dashed to fragments: tire lung boat was also broken to pieces on the house : so that out of five boats onlv two remained. At 9 o'- clock. A.M., a heave <e;i broke over the (Ji-ck, which hove her on iier beam ends. The masts were cut away ar.d site partly righted. 1' was soon discovered that her hold had from lOtoi 12 feet of water in it. All hands were imme diately placed at the pumps, four in number.— The work at the pumps was continued rdl day and the following night, without effect in les sening the water. Every passenger except the females took their turn at the pumps, and the labor was continued f>r nineteen hours, with the momentary prospect of the ship sinking.— The next day was spent in throw ing cargo overboard, in hopes of keeping the ship afloat. In the evening the work at the pumps was re- ! snmec! : hut during the night they became chok- i ed uilh corn from between the flecks, and all hopes of escaping a wateTv grave seemed to he over. The gale had m a degree .subsided but the sea continued to threaten the ship with in stant destruction. All hands went to work* again at throwing the cargo overboard, in order to lighten her—this l aving become our only hope. "The cheerful sound ol "sail, ho!" now lightened every heart : but soon a few of the j crew began to make preparations to clear awav the licgit, and came aft (or the purpose. I ad dressed f!i"t:., giving them praise lor their pre vious good conduct, but bt them know that I would command the ship to the last moment.— As my arguments were backed by a six-shooter, they r> treated to their posts, grumbling that . ••one life was as sweet as another," &.c. K.c.— The work of throwing over cargo was resumed and continued diet. At half pa<t 11. I then despatched n hi at with n v first officer, four sai lors and the ladies and children for the sail, which was then about nine miles off. The sea continued rough, though the gale had much sub- ! sided, In.! the h at could s-.ot safely carry more-, than 12 out ofthe 3? on hoard. The boat was soon lost to sight from us, and it was a long time 1 doubtful whether the boat would succeed in ; reaching l;er or attracting her notice. As my ship lay so low in the water Horn her masts be- ; mg gone, we were i | course not seen, and could not hope to be, unless the siii came nearer.— We were however, after several hours of anx ious watching, cheered bv the knowledge that the sails had tacked to pick up the boat, and was soon after heading for the wreck. As soon as I discovered this, I despatched the only remaining boat with the ballance of the passengers and ; lour more ofthe crew for the brig, then about 4 1 miles oil. At •"> o'clock, P. _M., the brig lay-to under our lee. She proved to be the hiig Speed, of Yarmouth, from Baltimore, bound to Yarmouth, U. S. Our firs! boat was dash* dto I i> res soon alter the passengers got on board so that only the second Mat remained. The ship roller! heavily, and it was an >♦ dangerous task to embark in the boat. It uas finally acccita- , plished, without accident of am kind, and toe brig filed away, leaving the wreck ol the State , Rights to tire mercy of the wind and waves.— When we left her she bar! opened amidships ; several hurts and a!x;t twenty feet of" her plank > sheer was split, and she had settled to about 23 i Ret, four more than she drew when we left port, notwit'.standir g nil we had done to light en her. J have above given a brief detail of the circumstances attending the wreck of; the State R igbts, which fortunately was not attended with the loss of any ofthe lives placed ; under my charge." Heautif":?! sketch. It was night, Jerusalem slept as quietly a- 1 mid her bills as a child upon the breast ol its mother. The noiseless sentinel stood like a sta tue at his post and the philosopher's lamp burned dimly in the recess of his chamber. But a darker night u as abroad upon the earth. A moral darkness involved the nations in its uniigbted shadows. Reason shed a faint glim mering over the minds of men, like the cold and inefficient shining of a distant star. The immortality of man's spiritual nature was un known, his relations to heaven undiscovered, and his future destiny obscured in a cloud of mystery. It was at this period fwo forms of etherial mould hovered over the land ofGod's chosen j people. They seemU like siter angels sent to BEDFORD, PA. FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 20, 185.1 j earth upon some embassy of love. The one j was of majestic stature, and in the well formed j limbs, which her snowy drapery hardly conceal- j i ed, in her erect bearing and steady eve,exhib ited the highest degree of strength and confi dence. Her i ight arm was extended in an j impressive gesture upwards where night appear- ! eri to have placed her darkest pavillion ; while' on her left reclined her delicate companion, in form and countenance the contrast ol the other, j for she was drooping like the (lower, when nr.- i moistened hy refreshing dews, and her bright ' but troubled eye scanned the air with ardent but varying glances. Sudden!v a light like the siiri flashed out from the heavens, and Faith and ! Hope hailed with exulting songs the ascending ! Star of Bethlelvm. Years rolled away, and the stranger was seen | in Jerusalem. He was a meek, unassuming man, '■> hose happiness seemed to consist in acts of be nevobmce to the human race. Tln-re were j deep traces of sorrow on his countenance, though no one knew why he grieved, lor he lived in ! the practice of every virtue, and v.as loved by all the good and wise. Bv and by it was lU mored that the stranger worked miracles; that i the blind saw. the dumb spake, and the d. ad leaped to lite at his touch : that when he com manded, the ocean moderateri its chafing tide,: and the very thunders articulated he is the Son ; of God. Envy assailed him with the charge j of sorcerv, am! the voice of impious judges con demned him to death. Slowly and thickly guarded he ascended the hill of Calvary. A heavy cross bent lutn to the earth. But Faith leaned upon his arm, and Hope, dipping her pinions in his blood mounted to the skies. Massachusetts Pryiug fcmtaiHee. .TSaJiisjjr I'Oyc its a TSttnnery! Testimony of the Lady Superior. BOSTON, April 10, 1555. The Legislative Special Committee, appoin ted to investigate the charges against the Nun nery Committee, held an adjourned meeting at the State House this morning. At the opening •of the meeting, the Chairman, Mr. Carpenter, ol the Senate, stated that be was absent from the Senate board at the time of his appointment on the committee, and us he w as a party direct ly interested in the investigation, he deemed it to be bis duty to decline serving, which he should do on the opening of the Seri3te. He therefore called upon Mr. Grillin, nf Charles town, of the House, to take th.* chair. The committee hail summoned the ladies connected with the school at Roxhurv, one of whom, tie Lady Superior, Mary Aloysia, was present at • the opening ofthe meeting. The Lady Superior was accompanied by Sam uel May, Esq., who stated that she had with her a statement of the transaction, signed by five ladies who preside over the school. The Sergeant-at-Arms then administered an oatli to the Ladv Superior, alter which the statement was read by the chairman ofthe con - ; mil tee. The statement is mainly tile same as that published in the .7 irertis'r. The coinmit tee then proceeded to an examination ofthe La dy Superior, who testified as follows : I should judge that the committee numbered about twenty individuals: I attended them in their examination of the house ; one ol the com mittee, who gave his name r.s Mr. Evans, turn ed after the others had left and told me !;-• was once a Catholic in St. Man 's Church, Balti more, and that he desired to return to the church; he asked me if T would give htm permission to --visit me, saving b<* would like to have some pleasant conversation with me: ] declined giv ! ing him permission : he asked if the Bishop ; would object to his- visiting me; 1 said fie would not, though we received but few visiters: lie • shook banc's with me twice and appeared very j familiar: 1 was much offended at his conduct tiien, and feel more indignant every time I : think of it : 1 told the committee when they j entered the room that a ladv was sick; when the 1 members ofthe committee entered he) chamber I was present: they pent so c.iosiy to lie.- that she has since stilted that she felt their breath : I had previously desired the patient to remain quiet, as if asleep, if the committee entered: while I was conducting a part of the' committee, other members of it were going about the house bv themselves, examining the closets, sinks, fee. 1 was not present when one of the gentlemen tool, hold of the rosary. I'jiou being asked if she could riiscribe the gentleman who desired an intervi-w wiih her, the witness replied that she ; could not well describe him, but that she could recognize Jiim if she saw him. Mr. Evans, ofthe Senate, was then intro duced, whereupon the witness said tl'.at he was not the gentleman who requested the interview, 1 1 ami who gave his name. Subsequently, Mr. Hiss, of Boston, was introduced, when the w it- : ness said that was the gentleman who gave his name a< Evans. The Ladv Superior was then further question ed hy Mr. Charles Hale, ofthe Jhlrertiner , as j to whether she had read the articles in the ,hi ! vertiser, and whether she regarded the state-. ' inents therein as correct. The witness answer- j ed in the affirmative to these questions. Mr. Dawley, of the Senate committee, then questioned the witness more particularly as to the conduct ofthe committee on visiting the chapel. She stated that the members ofthe j committee to the number often had opened the door before she arrived. She bad intended tu have opened the door and admit the committee * ■ but the door was opened before she hud time to ' do so, and there were so many gentlemen about i the door that she could not enter herself.— j While in the chapel, the gentlemen were en- ! gaged in loud conversation, which she consid ered very improper. The lady at her devotions in the chapel was startled when the gentleman entered, and attempted to leave by a door which she found locked. One.of the gentlemen asked | her several questions, which she declined an swering in the chapel. The gentlemen followed Freedom of Tltought and Opinion. her without the chapel, when the conversation
was resumed. Samuel May then interrogated the witness as to the scene in the chapel, but her answer did not vary materially from her previous testimo ny . i Several other gentlemen then put questions fo the witness, when the meeting w as adjourned to meet to-morrow morning at half-past nine n' clock, to hear the testimony from the other la dies ofthe institution. fhe Lady Superior was accompanied hv a sister of Bishop Fitzpatrick and by the Rev. Mr. O'Brien. From the Montrose i>smoerut of April stti. More Exposures. TO THE PUBLIC : —Reeling if my duty to expose the Order of Know-Nothings, to which I have been attached, I have thought to do so publicly, that others rm;y take warn ing and, be saved the disgrace which attends the obligations of a member of that Order : About the first of January last, T was invited to join the Order in the township of new Milford. The appointed night I was taken to the room over the store of Mr. Morse. I was taken to the ante-room where an officer of the Council met and asked me if I was willing to take a pledge to keep the secrets of the Order, which I answered in the affirmative. I was then ta ken to the Council room and asked the follow ing qnesiions : 1. What is your name? 2. What is your age? 3. Where is your residence? 4. in your religions belief are you a Roman Catholic ? Where were you horn ? (>. Where were your parents born ' 7. 1 your wile a Roman Catholic? H. Did either of your ancestors take part in the American Revolution ? 9. Arc you willing to use ail offices of honor, trust yr profit, in tiie gift of the people : and do you promise to vote for them to the exclusion of all aliens and foreigners, and Roman Catholics in particular, -or all State or government offices? If). Who invited you to be present on this co cas ion ■ i was told to lav rr.v band msm an open Bi ble, in which was placed a Cress. This 1 obey ed. Tiie following cath was then administered to 'why the officer. |We omit the oath for the reason that it agrees precise!', with the oath ofthe first degrees as published in Mr. VVau- n's statement last week, and we are crowded for room.— Editors Dm. ] The signs and grips of th w Order were then explained to me. [We omit the signs and grips, fir the same reason that they also compare ex actly with those published last Week.— 'Editors Dem.] The password Ido not recollect. The trav elling password is "Yorktown," and the expla nation. "tiie place of final victory." On giving this, unci the name and residence of the person travailing, he can enter any lodge in the Uni ted States. 1 was instructed to always deny- being a Know-Nothing, and told me that 3 could uo so, fi>r Fiat was not their name, hut the right name vonld Oe explained to me when ' should take the second degree. 1 became so i '.sgusleb with ;fie thing that I concluded that the first r'geree would answer my turn, and so withdrew. 1 therefore did nut get as deeply jr.to ti:e myste ries of the Order as others have. Tiie Scripture savs that "/;•• /</ deceit?th makdii a tie" —and upon reflection I saw that 1 was sworn to lie when I denied being a Know-Nothing, fortius is the name by which the community know the Order. After 1 was initiated I was told that I must take no newspaper that opp >s-d the Order, and was recommended to take the Montrose Repubii c., as that was a paper worthy of our patron age. Prospectuses for that paper were in the Lodge, and all were recommended to take i! in a Lodge Club, as we could get it cheaper, they said, m that way. What 1 haw seen of the Order, I regard it as a great i; oral and political evil, calculated to debauch public sentiment and deprave the mor als ofthe community. It inculcates a system of deception, falsehood, and fraud, and no con scientious man, 1 am convinced, can remain a member. T have known men to come in the Lodge armed with pistols and deadly weapons, and the whole machinery of the Order is calcti h.ted to familiarize the youth, especially, with scenes of profligacy, deeds oi darkness and of crime, bv teaching them that their actions are hill with impenetrable oaths, and shielded per haps from pur'-hment by the assistance of their brothers in the Jury box or on the Bench. In this section of the county the Order is rapidly sinking, and its obligations are fast fall ing from the neck of those upon whom they have been imposed. Surely, Christian men cannot satisfy their consciences to a secret oath that requires them to deceive and tell untruths daiiv. If they respect the obligations ol Chris tianity, thev must despise those of the Know- Nothings, and, at the ballot box, unite without distinction of party, in putting down a power that is calculated and intended to corrupt all the springs of social and political fife. ED MONO SMITH. New Milford, March 28, IS MM The undersigned, citizens of New Milford, have been acquainted with Mr. Smith, many of us from his boyhood, and we assure the public unacquainted with him, that he is a man of un impeachable character, and deserving the full est credit for truth and veracity. NORMAN I'l NG LEY, DAVID MATHEWS, A. A. PERKINS, JOHN WILLIAMS. RUFUS WALWARTH, D. MCMILLAN, ELLIOT ALDRICII, J. H. SUTPHIN, WM. C. WARD. A S.VAKE Breaking A MAN'S Kin- —A most heart-rending transaction occurred at Madison, I j Ind., on Tuesday last, to a gentleman named; ) McDonald. He was admiring a beautiful col i lection of every description of reptiles on exhi : bit ion there, lie foolishly attempted to handle a large snake, which coiled around his body, , and, with his entire strength, succeeded in break ing three of Mr. McDonald's ribs.— Louisville ' Dem. | Trom the Philadelphia Ar?us. The Democratic Party! While all sections of parties in New Hamp l sinre have been absorbed in the Know Nothing I organization, the Democratic party in that State maintains nearly its full strength. R losessot^e two thousand votes, and is beaten by the com bined factions: but it does not loose its position j nor its honor. We notice thit the Democrats of Kentucky have just thrown down the gauntlet to the Know Nothing party. So everywhere in the South ; so everywhere at the .North. Gn the other hand, throughout ail New England, in the Mid dle States (with the exception of New York), and in the South and part ofthe west, the whig party has ceased to be—has merged its existence in the secret organization and under the pro scriptive banner of this new political sect. in New York the Seward whigs under the spur of an impulse of self-preservation, haw not only kept out of this underground conspiracy, but l ave with great gallantry and spirit, array ed themselves against it. But they stand alone. They are perhaps a minority of the whig party in that State : but in the Union they are not only in the minority, but without national con nection or countenance—with their ipader safe . in the Senate, they perhaps can bear this condi tffin of comparative isolation, till the turn of affairs brings them to their true position; but the chances are equal that they will be thrown out of ail connection with what was once the whig party of tiie Union. As to the Demo cratic party, we think it a matter of sincerest congratulation that the opposition to it has taken this shape. They stand uucontaminated by the stain of this prescriptive faction. From Maine 1 to California, they are free from the beginning. Their opponents ..ave sefi cCd the principles of proscription fir the issue of the contest of 185 G. The Democrats wili accept the issue: and if the end does not show that the opposition to the Democracy is now, as ever, fated, predestined, to confusion, disaster and defeat, then it is be cause the motives and feelings that have anima ted and actuated the republican masses of these States, have ceased to influence their minds. Spring Ekctifttts. We notice that, throughout the Stat", a very general disposition towards a Fusion of the ele ments opposed to Know-Nothingism was appa rent at the late township elections. Asamaiter of course there was a little awkwardness and constraint ; n 'be first attempt in many places, ; and where thai wa-, the case it was unsuccessful; but wh ejewr heartily and sincerely entered in to the ri-.ult wis generally favorable. In Soili er set county it succeeded in a large majority of the instances in which it was tried: in Beaver county an even number of thetownships so far reported were carried : in Westmoreland county, the Intelligencer (which is a K. N. paper) says that the people did pretty much as they pleased, and that is equivalent to saying that they did no! do as the K. Ns. pleased : in Chester county the Fusionists have carried ail lite townships heard from at the last report : and in Lancaster, according to the report of the Examiner, the Fusionists carried forty nut of fifty-five districts. The li'i's.'rination Commonwealth, gives a com ■ plete list ofthe results in that county, but (ails to say anything of the issues presented at the polls. The Lancaster Examiner says : "We have examined the returns of the sev eral townships with some care, and guided by the best information we have been able to obtain respecting the issues decided in the various dis tricts, we have come to the conclusion that at tiie present time there is an effective and relia- T anti-Know Not long majority in the county of from two to three thousand votes. Tiie best sifting we rati give the returns from the recent township elections, indicates such to be the case. "If at! who are opposed to allowing secret oath-hound societies to control the politics of the county v ill untie in support of the same candi date next fall—and we have no doubt that such will be the case—they can succeed by at least twenty-five hundred majority, and probably more. The Know Nothing flood lias apparently reached its highest point in this county : and al though new members are occasionally added, the withdrawals and expulsions will be more numerous. One peculiarity of the Know Noth ing disease is, that no person has it twice. It resembles the measles in this respect, which nearly everybody is bound to have once—but only once. "The "sober second thought" is already be ginning to operate. Before next October, many proud and noble spirits which are already fret ting under the bonds they so thoughtlessly self j imposed, will have escaped from the tyranny of the order and joined the band of outside Ireemen) "The Beaver drgus is alarmed at the Fusion movements in that county, and strives to stir up i old party feelings to prevent their success— There was a time when artiul appeals to the : prejudices of Whigs and Demociafs would have kept thern apart, irreconcilably ;-but that tune is past, and the sooner this fact is appreciated j the better. It is one ofthe favorable indications ; ofthe dav that men hitherto divided by the bit— | terness of "the old grudge" can now be brought in hearty co-operation.— Pi/ts. Gazette. "I DIE A Tr.UE AMERICAN."— This excla ; rn3tion, attributed to POOL, the New York pugil ist, siiortly before his death, was emblazoned upon a banner at his funeral. The object of POOL'S Know-Nothing friends, in displaying this banner, was to induce a riot, if possible, by TERMS, S3 Pi:32. YEASt VOL XXIII, NO. 36. ' creating the impression that thp bully prize fighter had been killed by "bloody foreigners," and that his death was to be avenged by his "American " friends. They could not succeed, however, in kicking up a riot, as they had hop ed ; and it now turns out lhat Pool never used the language attributed to him, and that all the parties implicated in his murder, Baker, Hvler, Linn, \an Pelt, Paudeen, M'Laughlin, j'rvin and AJorrissey—are native-born citizens of the United States. There is not a foreigner among them. What is to be done now ? As they are ail Americans, we presume they are entitled to a procession for the heroism they exhibited in murdering Puol without any foreign aid. T R I 12 . At a Whig convention held in Philadelphia, i on the 21th ult., a series ol resolutions wore a dopted, from which we exiiact the following. The truth of the charges here preferred against the Legislature and tiie Councils of Philadel phia, cannot be questioned by any one who has observed the conduct of either body. People may shut their eyes if they choose, for a time —determined not to see—but they w ill feel it all the more severely in the end, that they may depend on. Those who judge of the tr-'p bv its fruiis — and we know of no better plan—have here an opportunity of forming an opinion as to the na ture and tendencies of Know-Nothingism : Rcso'vtd , That the progress of this (Know- Nothing) element in the Commonwealth has corrupted the integrity of political action, by substituting responsibility to secret combination, lor responsibility to public opinion and the popular will openly expressed. That it has seriously impaired the confidence between those who profe.-s th" same opinions, sans the foun dation of personal and national morality, and degrades its adherents by unworthy subterfuge* and evasions—and that its fruits have been the worst Municipal and State Legislation with which, for many years, we have been all!icted. . Rfsohcr', That the effect of this new and spurious organization n. v be traced too clearly at Harrisburg, where the State has narrowly escaped the ignomv oi a Senatorial election, which was the cor:-.'.- d aim ol pecuniary cor ruption, a: 1 where we have s . n, through the agency of our own Representatives—known members of this secret combination—the Presi dency of the United States offered to a New York adventurer, arid tire interests of Pennsyl vania laic! at his feet to be trampled on. Jtttofmf, That the cruduct of the present Legislature, elected by the same secret influ ence, in increasing the Banking Capita! of the Commonwealth, and exposing the community to the inevitable danger of an inflated paper currency, deserves, and now leceives, our earn est reprobation. Resolve!, That with deep humiliation we are compelled to trace the same influenceand effect in our Municipal Government, —increased 3nd increasing expenditure with accumulating debts as its first fruit—heavier taxation—a system of pecuniary jobs without restraint, and a course of personal and ofiicial conduct, as exhibited in weekly records, having the necessary effect of destroying public confidence and respect. LOVE, JEAT.OI.SV AMI M MMM. — A corres pondent of the Richmond Dispatch, writing from Wytheville, Va., under date of the 2d inst. stales that on Saturday night last a most shock ing tragedy occured in Wytheville, by which one eft the oldest and most influential citizens of that town was instantiv kiiled, and three other persons dangerously wounded. The particulars of the bloody affair areas follows:—For some time pas', a man named J. Austin Graham has been paving his attentions to the daughter of a wealthy old gentleman named VV. H. Spiller, who is reported to be worth about $200,000. Graham was unsuccessful in his suit, from the fact that the young lady loved, and was en gaged to be married to a pi ysician named Dr. Hamet. Graham, on account ot this state of things, has been very violent, and threatened to lake the life of his rival the first opportunity 1 lint offered. On Saturday night, about 10 o' clock, iw entered the Wytheville Hotel, kept by Mr. Thomas J. Boyd, where Mr. Spiiler, the father of the young lady, was sitting, in compa ny with Mr. ('. F. Trigg, Teller of the Exchange Bank at Abingdon, Mr. C. Cox, an attache of the hotel, and a Mr. Terry, of Wytheville. Gra ham drew a revolver, and commenced firing in to the crowd, killing Mr. Spiller at the first fire. Mr. Cox is very badlv wounded, but will, it is thought, recover. Messrs. Terry and Trigg were wounded, but net seriously. The murder er fled immediately after the commission of the bloody deed, and at last account had not been arrested. TO-MORROW. To-morrow is a time that never conies. It is the rainbow, albeit we see its base resting on the hill directly in our path, is still, no matter how far we may advance, just as tar removed as when we first commenced pursuit. To-mor row is written by angels among the stars, and comes net here, save in the dreams ib,at hope whispers to our heart. What we most prize and cherish, and ioDg for, lies oftpu in the to-morrow. Our ideas, our holiest atlections, our sympathies, our sonis highest soarings centre there: and wealth, and fame, and all that man believes his blessing, beam cut of to-morrow, as the purest diamonds . ir; the dark, and light us towards their pursuit. Therefore it is that we honor and love, and wor ship to-morrow ; We could not livp and enjoy ourselves without it. It never comes, it is true, more than the ignis faluus come to those who follow if—but it brings pleasant dreams, and fills our slumbering ears with sweetest music, and binds up our weak hearts with resolutions ; and for such noble offices it has our hearty den ison.