Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, 11 Mayıs 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated 11 Mayıs 1855 Page 2
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THE BEDFORD (iAZETTE. Bedford, Hay 11, 1853. v G. W. Bowman, Editor and Proprietor- KJ— ggr—W rfl I'IiMKUMiMBaMMM. ■ . - ...- X'**—- '• 4* Grcal Mass >lcefis. fT/ 3 * The DEMOCRATS propose to hold a Great Mass Meeting in BEDFORD in the j month of July or August, in broad day lit*hi, as in contrast with the secret proceedings ol the treasonable Organization which has taken the I place of thefftgnV(tig Party, of which tine no tice willJn There are now but two PARTlE>r'"wnnsvl vania—the DEMOCRA TIC and the KNOW NOTHING—and every man will have to take his stand in the next campaign. There can he no DODGING!— The Democracy will open the campaign early, boldly, and honestly, proclaiming their Princi ples in the light of the noon day sun. there j will he no attempt to CARRJCA 1L RE, and no i appeal except to the judgment and good sense of the People. Distinguished Speakers will he present to address the assemblage. Any sug- j gestinns from our friends in the counlry will he i thankfully received. A crisis has arrived re-j quiring the most decisive action on the part of the PEOPLE to save themselves from ruin, and we have no doubt they will meet the emergen cy in a manner alike creditable to themselves and their country. LAW JUDGES, proportion to the lalxir and talent re quired, our law Judges are more poorly paid than anv other class ofofheers in Pennsylvania, and yet the late Legislature, whilst it squander er! money bv wholesale, and nearly doubled its own pay, refused to add a few dollars to their salary, although dictated by every principle ot JUSTICE. PROHIBITUM LAW. tlie 26th day of April the House of 'Represents?ives, at Harrisburg, passed a Bill in Committee of the Y\ hole, to suppress entirely the sale and manufacture of Liquor in Pennsyl vania. No further action was had on the Bill for want of time. "THE SOB Ell SECOND THOUGHT." ICT-In every section of the country where Know -Yotkingism has been tried, the people liavebecome heartily sick and disgusted with its nauseous and treasonable proceedings—so much so, indeed, that tlie "order'' has SUUK quite as rapidly as it sprung into existence, as will be seen by the following substantial and practical facts: An election was held in Philadelphia on Tuesday the Ist day of May, inst. for city offi cers, and the vote was so close that official re turns alone decided the result, and there are strong suspicions that man y frauds were perpe trated on the ballot box by the Know Nothings, who had nearly all things in their own hands. The K. N. Treasurer is elected by 422 majori ty, and the K. N. Commissioner by I!>7. Out of 12 Select Councilmen, the K. N's elected but 4-. Less than a year ago the Know Noth ings carried Philadelphia by from eight to twelve thousand majority, showing a loss of about 10,000 votes in a few months!! In Lancaster, on the same day, the know; Nothings were defeated for twelve School Di rectors by a majority of 130 votes. Last year the K. N. majority for School Directors was GOO ! In Princeton, New Jersey, the K. N's were defeated a few days since, although one year i ago they elected ail their officers by large ma jorities. In Brownsville, Pa. recently, the K. N's were defeated by an average n.ajurity of 100 for Borough officers. In Madison, Indiana, a city heretofore strong ly Whig, and which twelve months ago, elect ed Abolition Know Nothings foi city officers, ■ held an election on the 3d mst. which resulted , in the entire defeat of the proscriotionists. What do these facts indicate. Why, that OFFICE, FRAUD and PUBLIC PLUNDER, is the real PLATFORM of Know Nothingism, whilst opposition to Foreigners ami Catholics was merely held out as a trick to catch bigots i and unsuspecting Democrats. Who can doubt j it Their douiti tboreseeu! TL7™ The American Standard, the Know .Nothing organ published at L nioiitown, Pa. in his paper of the 2.jih April, in a long article urging the Legisia- i tnre not to adjourn without electing a I . S. Senator, ; gives his co-workers in iniquity the following point- . ed and significant paragraph: "But it is not too late to remedy the evil and ' forefend the fate which awaits us, if thisques-j tion of the United States Senatorship shall be ! thrust into the r.est genera! election. Jf the i American party does not elect its Senator before j the 2d Tuesday of October, it will not do it af terwards. //' this Legislature do not elect an xlmerican, the next one will elect a Democrat.'' Truly, the next Legislature will electa Democrat, ; and we trust such men will be nominated for the Le gislature as will secure the brightest intellect in the j State. TREASURER'S LICENSE! K7"Tfce i anti-License Law expressly forbids the issuing ol Licenses by City or County Treasurers for ' the sale of *pi titans, vinous, or malt liijuo.y— and any Licence of this k'.rul issued since the i hit h day of; April is not worth the paper it is written on, and] subjects all selling under such License to fine and ' imprisonment lor every offence. No Store, Grocery, j Restaurant, oyster or Eating house, can, therefore, >e|[ 1 either ale, beer or .-piritoiis liquors, without subject ing the owners to the above penalties,and we publish the fact that dealers iri those articles may i.;rp out of jail. Licenses to sell Liquors, or aie or beer, can only be granted by the Court of Quarter Sessions, af ter being regularly advertised. Under this Law, the | j'ars of alt tarrrn t wrl! be closed alter the urs: day ; of October next. .......... j Revenue Lopped Off! KFThe receipts into tbe Trett-uty U.-t voar, for Licenses, which the new anti-License Law übohshe-, amounted to tiro hundred and eleven thousand fitrht hundred and three dollars ami forty-four rents. This, >t course, is a dead !os to tiw State, and will have to be extorted, IN TAXES, from the sweat ol tbe poof man's brow!—and this, too. without doing any thing to promote the cause of temperance —for the title of this anti-I.icense Bill should truly be beaded thu>:—".l Temperance Law to Made Drttn.iard.i." But this is Kuvtc-lXothiug lie form ' The Le£i*Ba4iu*e. 7This body has actually adjourned after a j session of four months, and the people seem to , exclaim as with one voice. ".Üby we never look \ j upon its like again Elected upon the new ( platform of Know .Yolhingism, under the most solemn professions and pledges to put down the j ! corruptions of ohl parties, it proved itself the most corrupt, infamous, and ignorant Legisla tive body tiiat ever assembled in this or auy , other State in the T.'nion, a declaration almost universally admitted. To prove the assertion, j it is unnecessary to go beyond the Journals of the Assembly and the Press which so zealously labored to bring this rotten combination into I existence. Their own expositions of the dirty j j means resorted to in an attempt to elect a i . S. ' | Senator more than exemplifies what we have j said on this point. But what has this Legislature done, which so loudly promised to reform not j only the politics of the country, hut which set i itself up as the especial guardians of Religion, jby which plank in its "COPPERHEAD" j platform it cajoled into its Support a great many professed Ministers of the Gospel, and a ; number of Journals sailing under the garb of; 1 Christianity ! We ask, what has it done? In j i the first place it has filled the State with Shin- J 1 plaster Rag Mills, by nearly doublingpthe Bank- i ing Capital of the State—it has legalized -the j • Acts of alt manner oj irresponsible corporations —it has nearly doubled the pay of its own j members—it tried to remove the seat ot govern- ; merit to Philadelphia, bv which an additional : ; dent of f tco or three millions would have been : added to the tax-payers' account —it tried to ! confer upon colored people ali the rights ot cit- j izenship now enjoyed bv the white freemen oi j this Commonwealth—and it passed an Jlnti- j License Law which stands upon record as a burlesque upon all the laws ever enacted in this or any other country upon the lace ot the Globe. These, however, are only a small portion of ihc iniquities of the Legislature which has just adjourned. In due time all their ads will be j laid before the tax-payers of Pennsylvania, by which they will fully discover the pernicious; : effects ol Legislation brought about through the instrumentality of .Midnight Lodges, held to gether by the most startling oaths! Many honest Democrats, through brilliant l promises nod. false tdedges, were induced to join the Know Nothings last summer, but that class j of men are now abandoning the order in every J j direction, as the jesult ol'the recent elections; conclusively show. Within a few days past, several Democrats in this vicinity have volunta rily told us that th-y joined ihe order last fall, but have left it forever, in niter disgust. So will it be with ail true Democrats, and we cor dially invite ali such again to rally under the noble Flag which was unfurled on the day which proclaimed usa people "/>ec, Sovereign, and In.hpcndei: A2IOTHER E. 21. EXPOSURE ! After the late nomination of George \V. j Thompson, Esq., as the Democratic candidate i for Congress in the Raleigh district of North : ; Carolina, addresses were made before the con vention by a number of democrats, and amongst tliern was a Mr. A. J. L -ach, who made some ; ; sltange and startling disclosures as to Know- Nothingism. He Anted one fact in particular, l as to the administration of oat! - in the lodge in ! which he was initiated, which will surprise; those who have been credulous enough to be j iieve that know-nothing leaders care anything ! about Catholicism. But the whole speech of - Mr. Leach, as reported in the Raleigh Stand i ard, is interesting, and we invite Protestants in ' particular to give it a careful perusal : "Mr. Lead: sai 1 that he joined the know nothings in ;".;iti:r re last summer. Bi-ing in J ■ that city, he met with an acquaintance who had been at hi.- house in Johnston county a tew ! months previous, and who had heard him make ; some remarks against the Catholic religion, and j against foreign paupers crowding to our shores. ; This friend remembered the expressions, arid I soon reminded him of them, and then remarked : j '.Now, we have the very thing to put down the Catholics and prevent these foreign paupers 1 from coming into our country.' On inquiring | j turther, Mr. Leach learned that it v. as the i ; know-nothing organization that was to effect ! j this, and lie was solicited to join, nothing being ! ' said to him about oaths or pledges. He partial- ' : Iv consented, and after dark his friend called at ; his room and proposed a walk. They went out ! ( together, and, alter going some distance, his i I friend put the inquiry to him, Could he take an j | oath ? His replv was, that f.e was not in the; ! habit of taking oaths except when a witness in I court. Finailv however, he concluded he I would see what kind ofari oath it was. He was j taken up a pair of stairs, and h<> and other can j didates were stuck back in a little ante-room ! lor a while. He was then conducted into the ; lodge or council-room, and the oath was admin j istered, and was invited to a seat. In t.be course ; of the sitting the president of the council made j a speech, denouncing President Pierce and his . administration. Mr. Leach, who had everbeeu j a sound and consistent democrat, said this began , to waken him up, and, for the first time, he j suspected soni" political movement in opposi- • ; tion to the democratic party, of which lie was j afterwards convinced. After the council ad j journed, he told his friend of some things that j displeased him, when he was assured that fie had not yet got fairly into the merits of it— that he had only taken one degree,and knew nothing —that there were two more degrees he must take to have all the beauties of the order revealed to him. Mr. L. decided, as he had got : into tiie snap,' that lie would go through with ; it, and the next night he took the other two | degrees, which made him a Son of the sin sot ; 70' that being the name of the order after tak ; ing three degrees. He was then solicited to | buy some papers to enable him to establish a i council in North Carolina, which he did, with l the understanding that if he concluded not to es tablish a council he should return the papers! I and get bis money back. After he came home lie sent the papers hack and demanded his mo ney, hut never got it. He was thoroughly dis- ! gusted with know-not hi ngisn i, and had never i visited one of their iodg- since. If- i givtted ' I the oaths he hail tak>m, and prayed <o<l to lur ipw l;iin. He warned, everybody, and especi ' a!lv democrat- against the order. lie said some I good democrats misfit be seduced into the order, hut thev would not slay there. No man who j ! desired to mairitan the constitution and enjoy ' ! the privileges guaranteed by it could remain in I the know-nothing order. Its principles were ' repugnant to the constitution, and in conflict; i with civil arid religious freedom. Every rpetn-j her was sworn to support the candidate desig- r i nated by a majorey. lie had no choice, no j freedom, in ;he matter. The minority must; i surrender everything to the majority, without j ! even the privilege of remaining passive. The i | order aimed a death-blow at religious liberty,' for, as the majority roied in everything, the tendency was to attacks on other denominations ! when the Catholics should have been put down: j j and there was no telling where it would end. ' Strifes and contentions, and even bloodshed, j would be '.lie probable results. ''One thing revealed by Mr. Leach will pro-! hahly somewhat astonish Protestants—and that ; is, that the candidates lor admission into the I know-nothing order are sworn upon—what do ! you suppose, Protestant reader?—a Bible?—no! indeed, hut upon a cross. On inquiring the | reason of this, Mr. Leach was informed that it was to keep out Catholics, who did not regard j an oath taken upon a Bible, but would rorr.e iri ' and get their secrets and reveal them: hut when I the cross was presented to them they would not j take the oath. Thus know-nothings steal a i symbol of Catholicism lor Protestant use to put I down Catholicism? '•.Mr. Leach concluded by expressing his sor- '■ row that he had ever deviatied from the beaten j track of democracy, and asking that he might; be received hack into the fold, declaring that he knew 'Sam' and despised his principles and would light him to the end." The .TfcSbodist CJfiKrcli. From the True, .tmerican, the Know Nothing Organ, published at Trenton, we clip the fol lowing onslought upon the Methodist Church. | It will he seen that the extract fuliv confirms : what we have frequently asserted that the lea ders of the Know-Nothings would not hesitate i to make the same war upon any religious sect. j that they have been making upon the Catholics, ; whenever they might see tiiat thev Could make 1 political capital thereby. And it is so. Already they pretend to have discovered that there ex ists in the Methodist Church a great central power, in (lie hands of the Bishops, and they have seized hold of this to rouse the prejudices of ail other sects. If any Christian man can read the extract and not f< e| alarmed lor the ! safely and purity <"i' religious h 'erntion, so vital in its preservation, lie must be much of a stoic - ' ! ! in feeling. In our condemnation of the Know Nothings j we have heen governed by no preferences for j the Catholic faith, and no sympathy for its' creed. It is the principle of toleration, guarati | teed 10 all s"Ct§. bv the Constitution oft he coun try, which v-'e have defended. We would give to every tr ail his right of conscience, and r sist any attempt to bring the religious element of the : country, or any Cuurch, into the political arena. We are pm!<->taiU in ail our opinions and educa- j tiou, and we have contenipiah d with alarm this I attempt to bring Catholicism into politics, for we saw that it irnut ev< ntua'.e, s- oner or later, in political persecutions against Protestant sects. \ It has come sooner than we anticipated. The. i K:iow-Notiimg organ at Trenton lias raised the war cry against the Methodist Church, and ; : thenceforth that Church is to be put on the same ' eatagory with the Catholics, as dangerous citi zens. Every attempt will be made to inflame • the other protectant sects against this, —to arouse : all the old prejudices and nigotries which have j been inculcated against it hr other deiiomina ' tious. ' We appeal to Christian men and ask, is it not , time lo pause, reflect and then act, —act with j ! determination and zeal It you love your ho ly religion, and value your privilege to enjov , i it, is it not time to arise and n-buke that fell spir- , j it of ambition, which seeks to gain the hoi; >:s of j the government over the prostrate bodv of the ; Religion of Christ, —by trampling its principles j : in tire dust, and using the prejudices of different ; i sects as the instrument of its destruction Around the humble altars of the Methodist Church, gather many reminiscences of vutbiui . j training, and youthful devotion. We have Inv i ed its simplicity, honored the single-hearted de- ; votiou of its members, and the republican fen- , , dencies of its organization. But all these can- i no! shield it from the modern machinations of j . the Evil Cne, who seeks to bind the Church in j the fetteis ol darkness and destruction, by in j voicing its different sects in a ciuel and relent j less persecution against each other. Religion j or Know-Xofhingism me--* fall in this country. | Which snail it be? Here is the extract. R a.i , —reflect : I , j j "The very organization of the Methodist Epis- i , copal church is dangerous to the liberties of a | tree people, supposing a ciisis to arise in a p<>- ! litical action, in which the hierarchy of the j Methodist Church i 3 interested. From the dependence ol ali the parts on one qrcut cen tral power, it is easy to perceive how the snfl rag< s ol most of the members may lie controlled by the Bishops. Let the Bishops suggest to the ; Presiding Elders that the interest of their eccle- 1 siastical despotism will he subverted by the elec tion ola certain set ol men lo office; —the pre siding elders use their influence over the preach- i ei s, the preachers over the class leaders, and the ; Mass leaders over the class members, ami thus i ; the balance of power in a political contest may j rest in the hands of seven Methodist Bishops, j There is as much danger of litis, os there is of\- Romnnism accomplish inq n .similar re still ; pro- j i vitltd the occasion nijuin < it. "I have thus luiefly shown that Episcopal ■ Methodism is Ardi-American, in its spirit mid j tendency, and it is a dnnqerous foe to Rcjtubli- ' carns.n. 1 have shown that it had its origin in ! usurpation,—that its very organization provides for the support and extension of assumed power, i and this power mnv be expressly exercised with- | out restriction. J isave shown that Methodist ' Episcopacy contains in itself the very elements i ; of an absolute despotism, and therefore must ul- \ lima I eli/, unless checked, subv. rt and destroy our republican, instilufioftx." K Rigbt Sensible View of lite k. IJntnbßg, 1 Henry Ward Beecher, in a late lecture i!e- j : livered at Harford,Connecticut, thus raps Know , Nothings over the head : [ , He opposed the Know-Nothings and said that the idea ti.at danger to American institutions : from the influx of foreigners, was as absurd as 1 i would be the belief tbat the waters of the Atlan- 1 < tic ocean could be turned to milk by empyting ! < into them all the milk pans of the 'country.— I i "When J eat chicken,'' said Mr. Beecher. "T i don't become cliick-n.—Chicken becomes me.' li mMLmm - ... . So it is," he continued, "with the Irishman and German who pour into this country—they come j to the digestion of a young republic, which swallows them as foreigners, but turns them into i Americans." He thought there was infinitely i less to fear from the industrious and hardy Irish- I man who conies among us with his pick-axe and ; spade, than there was from .the corrupt influence j of those degenerated sons of not degraded sires, ; who, born on American soii, think it neeufuf t • go to Europe to get ail education, and after trav

j ellmg over the continent, and misrepresenting ; all that is American, come back to their native ! land filled with supreme disgust of everything ' A morion, alid affected admiration ol monarchi ' cal customs. These snobs were well described in John Randolph's reply to one of their own : kind in Congress, who t\v itted the sarcastic gen ! tleman from Roanoke on his "home education" ! —to which Randolph responded thus : "The j gentleman reminds me of the lands about the j head waters oft lie Monongaheia, which are pour ! bv nature, and cultivation has entirely exhauA : ed them!" From the Detroit Free Press. Political rrotestautisin. The know-nothing papers object to the in terference of Catholic Priests in politics and elections. So do We. We go further : we ob j ject to the interference of Protestant priests in politics and elections. Tile know-nothing pa j pers deprecate political Romanism. So do we. j We go further: we deprecate political Protes- I tantism. The know-nothing pape. ahhor Je,s- I nitism. So do we; but not more Catholic tiian : Protestant J-suitism. The ipstitutious of this country contemplate a complete separation ol Church and State, in , theory and in hurt. We are in favor of it. Jt is one of the best features .of the ens-titutiou. It will be a taste of the millennium when priests of all creeds and sects shall devote themselves singly to spiritual affairs, and leave temporal af fairs to be managed by those educated to the business. When tlint day shall have come, there will lie far iess strife, less contention-, less bigotry, and less- infidelity in the land than now. it will be "the good time come." There is a deal of infidelity abroad, and it is j every day spreading, mainly because there are few counteracting influences. The Christian church is let engaged in the same mission it was. lis adherents have rot the saute faith in the saving grace and efficacy of the Gospel they once had. Thev no longer appeal to tiie conscience of men, as they used to do, but appeal to the legislature to make laws to compel men to he good. Its jr.inisteis (we speak !of the Protestant church) leave the pulpit for the hustings: abandon divinity for politics.— Thev haw been known to join know-Nothing I . i lodges, and to take the fearful, wicked, damn ing oaths there administered. We observed, the other day, among the names of officers Meet ' of one of our city christian churches, that of a notoriously prominent know-nothing, hot not notorious ior piety. We make in professions . ourselves, hut u e know what mockery of re- | ligion is. No wonder, we s..v, that infidelity pre vails. Things, we suspect, v. ill he mended by and by. Massachusetts has had lull iinitionofknow nothingism. Through the instinm-ntality of the order thirty o forty professed ministers of Christ were sent to the legislature. Those thir ty or forty ministers have not exercis-ii influ ence enough to save the legislature from dis grace. We do not know that they have trie I. They voted for tlie appointment of the commit tees whose exploits have been recorded in the; public journals, and one of whose members of fered shameful indignities to the Ladv Superior of a convent, and another of woon , <m the ex pedition to another convent, carried with t inr. a j dsreputable person ol the t pppsite sex, whos- | ■xpenses were paid bv the Stat- ! Th-s- things were enacted, in thy name of protestantism in Massachusetts, bv a committee of a legislature containing among its members thin v or forty professed ministers of the Gospel. Th'-y never j w ill be re-enacted in that State. Ma-saclius"lls has had a surfeit of Know-Nothingism. i-'ew other States will desire to be thus sated. We believe in Protestantism. But we don't ; believe in political Protestantism. We don't believe in the Protestantism that countenances know-nothingism. We don't beii oe in tin-I Protestanism which perndts its priests to defile j their ix ligion. We don't believe in Protestant iniiuisisioii.s more tiian in Catholic inquiritions —in American inquisitions more than in Span ish inquisitions. J lie Protestantism we believe in is tint whose weapons are truth, and whose faith is in its efficacy. This is what Protestant ism used to he—what it must be if it would save j itself from disgrace and ruin, and the country from intideiitv. Know-notliingism has done Catholicism no injury yet. What injuiy has it not done Pro- , testantism ? From the Pitt-burg Union. Ilenry May \s. Kitou-Nolliiufism. However widely the American people mnv : have differed in opinion upon the soundness and propriety of Henry Clay's political teaching, there w as no question among them as to his lol ly patriot ism, and love lor his country's institu tions. The protracted struggle for political mastery, between him and the undaunted hero 1 of New Orleans, created a feeling of pnrtizan ' hostility among our countryman, unparalleled in our history : \>t, fierce as it was, bitter and ' decided as were the hostilities then engendered, 1 no one now doubts the patriotism and public virtue of either leader. And, although experi ence has demonstrated the truth of the general "policy of Jackson's administrations no one su.s- ; pects the motives which prompted the soaribg spirit of ti;e great Kentuckian, in bis terrible warfare against Jackson's policy. Jackson and Clay were both honest, and fit to be leaders; both were fearless in their advo- ' cacy of their principles. They challenged pub lic scrutiny, and relied solely upon popular investigation and calm reflection fir a vindica tion of their motives and policy. This was a sublime spectacle in a free, popular government: ; each relied (or triumph upon tlie intelligence of the people, observing the constitution as the bul wark of their hopes. That sacred instrument' was the sheet anchor of each ; and although different lines ofdemarkation marked their con struction of some of its powers, neither ever outraged the liberal spiiit which it breathes, or violated its injunctions of personal and religious equality. The right of every man to kneel and worship Cod when and where he chnses, was ! not questioned ; neither was the accident of a man's birth made the standard of political 1 equality. Jackson, by "personal observation, had ; witnessed the heroism of adopted citizens ori manv a hlcodv field. When lie drew his sword in defence of the Republic, they followed its beaming to victory or death: and never was' ' greeting moft* c >r;li.i!, or triumph more glorious, ; than their.?, when they cniugtwl their tears ami j salutations with thfir ctwupaniort in arms, ;il:>r i victory had perched upon the republican stan j dard. Thcs- demonstrations Qjf attachment, try m<*n of foreign birth, to the !anf! of their atlop | tion, Jackson had seen ant! participated in. He had the justice, too. t > commend and reward it, I leaving to those who followed him, (either in .! the fit-id or in the council.) a principle to guide j them in every public performance and contin ! gency : "Let merit, not the accident of birth, be ' the standard bv which men shall he judged." Henrv Clay, like his great coternporarv, was j tod great a man to recognise any other standard t>V which manhood is measured, than that of : merit honor and courage wt-r* his criterion.*, : not one's religion and place of birth. At this : time, when skulking office seeking has taken : the place of open, rranlv discussion : when deeds of ilarkness anrLKnow-Nothing falsehood are re sorted to, to plot against the rights and liberties of the people, it jg weii fir us to occasional! v j look hack to those lessons of wisdom and patri ! olism which such naen as Clay have K*(t on re cord for our instruction. In reading one of his masterly speeches, delivered in the Seriate of the United States, in 1532, we fine! the following extract, to which we invite attention. It is in strange contrast to the prescriptive .dogmas put forth at the present time, and that too by men who pretend to revere the teachings of the illus trious dead. Said Mr. Clay : ; "The honest, patient and industrious German readily unites with our people, establishes hitn -1 self upon some of our fat lands, fills capacious barns and enjovs in tranquility the abundant fruits which his diligence gathers around him, always ready to t!v to the standard of his adopted C'liintry, or of its Jaw s, when called bv the du ties of patriotism. The gay, the versatile, the philosophical Frenchman, accnimodatiog him self cheerfully to all the vicissitudes of life, in corporates himself without difficult y in our soci ety. But of all foreigners, none amalgamate themselves so quirklv with our people as the N ATI vns or TUK EMKBAMJ I-1. - :. In SOUIE of the v isions which have passed through my in.agina tion, I have SUFIP is-' I that IRKI.AXD was origin ally part and parcel ofth.i- continent, an i that, hy some extraordinary convulsion of nature, it was torn from America, and, drifting across the ocenn, it was placed in the unfortunate vicinity of Great Kritain. The same r pen-heartedness, tiie same generous hospitality, (!.• same careless and uncalciilating induierenre a out human life, characterize the inhabitant-of both countries. Kentucky has been sometimes called tie- Ireland of America. A rid I have no don't, tint ift.be current of emigration v-re reversed, and set from Ante: ica upon the si .ores of Europe, in j stead cf being from Europe t • America, every American emigrant to Ireland would there fur. 1 , as every Irish emigrant here finds, a hearty wel come and a happy home." Kmnv-Nulliiijjrism Itaiiig ils Work. A SAD CASE. :== " A i umber of years ago, a gentleman, a resident of thi< county, was given to occasional fits of in- uiity. but for tlm last half dozen years, if Our memory serves us rightly, bad riot suffer ed a reiap-e, and consequently was able to con duct his business, that of a farmer, intelligently and prosperously. Quite recently, however, tin- emissiri.-s <>i Knnw-Xofhirtgism made a set upon him, with promts s of office and misrepre sentations without number, inducing him to join their order, and take its fearful and unhallowed miths. But no sooner had he done so, than the balance of bis mind began to give way, and in • the course of a week, hi., ill-adv iseil step so prey ed upon him as to cause insanity >A tite worst , form. }le f'-equentlv complains that "they j swore bin into he'l, now let them swear him out." it is a <a.w, and • r.rres wi:b it a ter rible r.. WP need iol enia-gc upon it.— Gti/y -hurt Compiler. P. E >lO VA L <IF Ti i E SFA TE CAFi TO L ! Berks County Gazette and Demo crat makes the following forcible remarks upon the Fill passed by the House oi Representatives j ; for the removal of the Seat of Government from Harrisburg to Philadelphia : The Senate has vei v wisely put a clierk upon . | this movement, bv providing that it shall no! go 1 into effect unless approved bv the next legisla ture : and, even as thus amended, the resolutions will hardiv pass the Senate. Hut their adoption iiV the House, bv SO Urge a vote, shows tile litter i follv, recklessness, and disregard ot the people's interests, which prevail in that body. No one petitioned for the removal: few desire it beyond , the Philadelphians,"who l ave nn interest in its accomplishment : and if left to the decision of the ; people, four-fifths of them would vote against it. . Philadelphia already has quite enough political influence for the public good, and although we alvvavs hope to see ht-r receive proper consider- ' j atniri at the hands of our Legislature, we have ; j no idea that it should be allowed to dwindle in-j to a mere Committee of that vast and corrupt ! municipal corporation, as it assuredly would, if permitted to sit immediately under the influence j of her animated money-bags and little-great as pirants to power and fane. Large cities are hot-beds where all the v ices that afflict human-i itv grow arid flourish in rank luxuriance. Few j can escape their contamination : and none fall ! : more easily into their seductive ways, than those i who have been bred under the purer skies, and : 1 in the more natural atmosphere of the country, j The wisdom of the founders of our Government was never more clearly shown than when they : ' removed the seat of the National Capital away i ft <>n i the pernicious influences of a metropolitan j town. If Paris were not FRANCE, tlie French people would have fewer revolutions, and he j better governed than they have ever been under ; ifie overshadowing: domination of that great ren- j dezvoiis of n ad-cap theoiists and desperate gam j Iders in ail the schemes that control human ; destinv. i What advantage does Philadelphia possess,' lor the transaction of the legitimate business of j Government,over Harrisburg? Absolutely none. , Her accommodations lor the personal case ofi members, may be more luxurious, her amuse- 1 : mer.ls more numerous and fascinating, and her , mod. s of life more attractive, to such as look only to the exterior of things. But are all these pro- ' motive of that singleness of purpose, that calm deliberation, that patient investigation, and that! freedom from ail that can distract or warp the nund, bias the judgment, and tempt to idleness, sensual indulgence, and vice—which are so es-' sential to tlie proper administration of the high duties of those into whose hands the government ; of a great Commonwealth is committed I If a change is desired, let it not be to Phila delphia, cut rather to some little bbrough in the recesses of the Aileghenies, to which railroads bate not penetrated, which has nothing about it ! to invite visitors, and to which travelers will i - not willingly journey except upon the nrgenrv of business. In ucn a place, with no t-u lion to lead tln-m astray, no evil association, corrupt them, and no hired borei* and si';,-,, speculators to dog tin ir step,, our legislator, would do their duty industriously and quietly hold short sessions, pass the laws that the pub|', f ' good would require, end return to th-ir home, if net wiser and better men than when they ' went, at least no worse. F a* o sis ?* <> w A3 ex ic o . Fiht with the. Indians—Death of Capt„i n Stanton. The following is an extract of a fi tter from a ' gentleman in the Army to his friend in this city —giving an account of the fight with the Indi n ans in which Capt. Stanton was kdied ; Four Fiu.Mour, N. M., I February 7th, 18.")"). \ Your letter of Dec. iGth came to hand by la-t mail, and I hasten to answer it in order to <five you such news as the country affords. So here goes! The Indians of late, have become more troublesome than ever, and have been commit j ting depredations in every j>ortion ol New Mt-x --ico. Ge. Garland has now two or three scorn ing parties out after them, and we expect tailv that others will be ordered out. On the fifth ,",f In-t month, Capt. Stanton, of the Dragoons, and Li'-uts. Daniel and Walk.-r, of the Infantry, left "the fort with thirty dragoons arid fifty infantry soldiers, under orders to proceed to the White and Sacramento mountains, and to communicate from thence with (Jap!. Dwell, who was scou ting down the Pa cos, and report to him for or ders. Go the I7?ii January, Capt. Stanton with his command formed a junction with Ewell on th>- Rio B inito. Ewel! being the senior cflior assumed command of the expedition, and beine j on a fresh trail, pushed f irvvard the whole com mand, hoping Income up with the Indians da ting the night, but failed in doing so. On the night of ibe lSth, he encamped on tire Hi ) Peri nasco, a small river on the Pecos slope of the Sacramento mountains, where the Indians, in large number*, attacked his camp about 12o'- clock at night, and c mpleP-Jv riddled hi, ami • tctiier officers huts with arrows and baifi, fiirtunatelv dr.ing no other dantage. Earlv on the morning of the 1 9th, Lieut. Dane ir; command of the infantry was ordered to tak- thirteen of his men, deploy I hem as ,kj r . misYos, and commence the tight, leaving Wal ker with th" r>-t of the infantry to support him. Daniel s oil mmenced (!:>■ fight in gallantvie, and was weli supported bv Walker. Jn a short time r.li the infantry were engaged, and a run ning fight was kept tip against them 1 r over eight mift-r—t!>e dragoons charging wherever the ground would permit. About lOo'cfi-tk I'. M., Ewel! halted his command and encanqmh Stanton was then ordered out with twenty men , to examine some Indian huts, and t > find the di rection of the trail. lie had gone but a short i riistar.ee from camp before a large number of In dians commenced firing on him from every side of the cannon. Finding he cold not maintain l is ] -!>i!fi.it, he ordered his men to retreat, ami remaining behind, in order to protect the rear, was on killed, together with some of lis IMI." Stanton was mounted at the time the ball struck hirn. and some ot the men say his death was in stantaneous, and that he did not fall from Ins horse, until pushed offby an Indian with a lane The fall took effect just above the right e\ e, pas sing through the brain. Tiiere w as no officer with Stanton at the lip"° of his death. Shoitly after he was killed his bnriv was recovered hv Lieut. Moore, and brought to his post, where it was buried in due lorm. God onlv konws how nianv of us are to fall in the ,aine way before these wolves are ex t rnffnated. Stanton leaves a noble wife (a daughter oftlie late Gen. Macomb) to lament his untimely fat-. She ! nv.'s this post to-morrow for the up coun try on her way to the States. T1 A It R I E: On the Oil by the Rev. F. Benedir', Mr. JOHN AMOS. Jr., and Mis- SARAH MOWERY, both..; Bedford tovvn-lnp. 1.-Kt,:.' am: f'V-r til % On Tuesday mornini;, the tir-t of May. depattf : this hie, THOMAS Kanu m, of this place, m the JJU yeai ol his age. Just aw eek before the melancholy event of his de cease, he hail been violently thrown out ola carriage, on hi, way to Bedford, from St. (J!air,ville, t ear' ■ residence of Mr. Thomas U'isegarver, where he vc left iri a most precarious condition, and where he n i ceived every attention from thai kind fainiiy. ' re,u!t of the injuries received lioui thi- sad accioci. terminated latallv lor him. By this deplorable casu- I airy an aged mother and beloved sisters ai <1 brothers tiave lieen plunged into deep grief—the stall ola pa ; rent's declining years—the promising hop- 1 ot all h;s i tamily lias fallen—and all connected with him by , ties of love and friendship—his dear Irienils anil a.- ; quaintauces have lost in tlie death ol tins amiahe ; young itian the cherished companion of their youth— their well beloved and most highly valued assoc j and confident. If the wishes of numerous devote; j friends, vvtio followed his rpmains to tlie silent grau. could have stayed the uplifted arm ol death, '• ~ j taut would he the dav, when the King o! term's i would have taken him trotn amongst them. leveller of all makes no <li>tinrtion in Ins fcll coa jot destruction. The young and the 01.l are a like victims. For the aged he is already at the door ' tor the youthful he is lying in ambush. As no I "' • caution and caie car. eventually shield us again-- approach of this insidious visitor—wisdom <I c... ■ that we should by all means in our power, try to' 1 i der his coming as little an evil as possible. : j leal blessing—a solid gain which can he done bv •* i grace of that Divine Lord who has taught us not " ■ j how to live, but the still hard lesson how to die. | there is no period of our life secure against the-J , den appearance of His messenger (or us. and a.-' 1 I ry ilj)' may be our last, we should ever keep via • and guard by prayer, piety, and loving, per- v ! earnestness of desire and labor to be and rem a;:; ! the grace and friendship of llim who has the " P M' I life and of death. The Christian sentimel " j faith, and hope,and love, which, l.ke our riearU'l^^ ted friend, we display at our death, will funw-'- n ! consolation to our pious surviving friends, '*•• ' the accomplishments ami achievements which or the world could bla/.en forth, admire, and api' ' ! jin us. For the-e shall pass away, as not so the Christian's expectation! "All fle-h and the glory thereof a, the (lower ol the liejn. grass is withered and the flower is (alien, B' 'pr\ WORD OF THE LORD RE.MAINKTH 10•• ER."—lsaias 10cb. ov. The blessedness P r 1 _ by our Divine Redeemer in his consoling (*osp<' be secured only, at the price of perpetual ... 1 at every stage of our brief existence in youth, ' j i hood, ami old age. "Blessed are those servant- vi .. : when the Lord shall come, he shall Ibid * a! j "i' I —Luke l'ich- 1)7 v. l '