Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, June 8, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated June 8, 1855 Page 2
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THE BEDFORD (iIZETTE. Bedford. .9tu><* N, I G. W. Eowman, Editor and Proprietor. OLD VIRGINIA! E7"Rettifn from 1 rJS Counties foot up a majority 10,100 for HENRI A. VVISK the Democratic canrfi <iate for Governor. Six counties yet to hear from gave (ipii. Pierce a majority of 96. The Democrats nave carried every Congressional District hut one, and have an overwhelming majority in the Legisla ture. The Philadelphia JVerv, anil at! the other know nothing Whig papers in Pennsylvania regarded the *tefeat of the Democracy by 5:0,000 as eeriuin —and, hv their deliberate and premeditated falsehood, in duced their brethren of the dark lantern order to lose at least a million of dollars on the result. Many of their friends staked and lost nearly every thing they had in the world. Let no man hereafter put his trust in know nothing calculations, for sooner or later, he wilt sink beneath the waves of its corruption. It ap pears that Mr. Wise has received nineteen thousand more votes than was given to Gen. Pierce at the ia.t Presidential election ! Terrible Hail Menu. K7~The Columbia (S. C.) Time? of May "29, says:—"That hail fell in that locality, on the level, to the depth of four inches, some of the stones mea suring ten inches in circumference, and others four inches long—killing hogs, fish, birds, fowls and insects. In some places it wa. piled up to the depth of six teet." In Berks Cotinty, Pennsylvania, there was also a severe hai! storm on the J4rh ult., as we l>-arn from the Reading Gazette. "It feil in such a mass that in places where the rain drove it together, it was from three to five feet deep. Many of the stones were the size of hens' eggs." This accounts lor the recent chilliness of the air. KEEP IT BEFORE THE PEOPLE That the last Know-Nothing Reform Legislature of Pennsylvania introduced a Rill to give to colored per sons all the rights now et.;tyed by the free white men of this Commonwealth, and were only checked in *heir efforts by an instrument called the Cou>titn i inn ' It nearly doubled the Banking Capital of the S'ate! It passed a law which is nearly equal to giving away the great Public Improvements of Pennsylva nia Rail-Koad company Ota irft/sasaqUhe Pennsylva between twoand three hundred thousand dollars an nually ! It repealed the License Law, and substituted an act fo promote Drunkenness, by which the people's Treasury is defrauded out of upwards of two hundred ihousat.d dollars annually, all of which -must he cot- j lecfed in taxes lrom the sweat of the tax payers' brow • It pa-sed a Law nearly doubling the pay of its own members !! It passed a Law through the lower House to re move the seat ofgovernment from Harrisbug to Phil adelphia ; a measure which, if finally succes-lui, will add millions of dollars to the public deb:, and place the people of the State at the mercy of the Specula tor* of a city now governed by coriuption of the most diabolical character! Owing to the corruption of its K. N. members, it ■was unable to elect aU. S. Senator,one of it plainest and most important dutie,. Here are a few of the real plank* in the K. N. ! j 'otform, which admit of no doubt—none of which, however, are to be found in the little book which is represented as containing K. X. principles—a book only designed io aeeeiv. ' 1 FARMERS and TAX PAVERS the issue is a plain one. If you love the*e things—then encourage Know-Nothing Midnight Lodges, if you disapprove | of them-, then array yourselves, like noe Americans, , under the great P.atiner of DEMOCRAC\ , and con tend fearlessly lor its glorious principles. "SAM" A NATIVE OF ROME. —Martin Luther gave this account of the order which bears very decided resemblance in many respects to the present organi zation : "In Italy there was a particular order of friars called T'ratre* Ignorant kx , that is, Brethren oj Igua ra net, who took u solemn oath that they would nei ther know, learn, nor understand anything at all, but answer ali thing* with A/rr/o, "/ Luow nothing. Luther's Table Tali, A o. -J fT. THE LIQTJCH LAW ! The people sfftn t> be moving in every quar ter lor (he REPEAL of the iniquitous JUG Law passed by the last K. N. Legislature, and approved by a K. N. Governor, i bat it wili be swept out of existence by the popular voice of next October, no man in his senses can doubt. We have no hesitation in proclaiming ourselves in favor of its speedy repeal. He have al ways considered Political I ernperance a hum bug, and we are now fully satisfied on this jiomt. Whilst KI\G, of Cambria County, was the avow ed candidate of the l'< mptraucr men, he dodged the vote on this question baring that it might interfere with his political prospects in future—and n any of the men who supported the measure throughout, drank probably a pint of brandy or whiskey every day they were in Harrisburg ! To suppose that such a code ot morals can result in reform is perfectly ridicu lous. Whilst corrupt politicians are using the Temperance Question as a mere hobby, the cause itself is perishing foi want of moral aid. Deal ers in Liquor, Beer, and Ale, are novo selling in open violation of the law : and, if temperance laws are not enforced, what is the use ol pas sing them ? REPI DUTION. We learn from the Philadelphia Argus that the K. N. Treasurer of that City refuses to receive Relief notes in payment of Taxes, not withstanding these shinplasters were issued on the authority of the Stale at a time when the Whigs (now Know-Nothings) accidentally con trolled the affairs of this Commonwealth. The Treasurer, it seems, is acting upon instructions from the authorities at Harrisburg ! Tile last K. N. Legislature added millions of trash lite this to our banking capital, which w ill eventual ly swindle the people by wholesale. A man mav receive it in payment for his farm, his crop, or his marketing, and yet not be able to jray even his taxes with the filthy stuff!' The people have suffered midnight Lodges to con trol their taxes, and dreadful will be thesuffer >ng they will experience in consequence there of. We take consolation in the fact that the Bedford Gazette never failed to warn them ®f their danger ' C7~ By reference to onr advertising columns it J will be seen that the "Allegheny Mate ami Female I Seminary" located at Rainsburg. in this county, will j open for the reception of Pupils early in August, and we sincerely bope it may meet with liberal encour- j agemer.r. There is no good reason why it should not become one of the valuable Institutions of the ' Commonwealth. The location is tine—the building i good—the country healthy and beautiful—and Thej inhabitants of the town and neighborhood, upright, ' moral, kind and obliging. CTTbe following communication from our worthy j friend, Maj. Taliaferro, was intended lor our la-t is- ! sue, but omitted for want of room. It loses none of its interest, however, from the (act that Mr. Wise's ! majority is several thousand more than we supposed I it would be this rime last week. The K. N"s who j kppt dousing the Major on the street, on th<* receipt of their jffoti >/*•:, which always elects Whiggery, ! must feel considerably fiat just now. For the Bedford Gazette. Gen. BOWMAN: Permit a rative born citizen of the good old j commonwealth of \ irgir.ia, the \ IRGIN State of our glorious Confederation, to congratulate vou. Sir, anil ; the sterling, unflinching Democracy of Bedford cnun- ! ;y, on the result of the recent contest for Prinripfrs I in the "Old Dominion; a WISH defeat of a midnight ' faction seeking to destroy the Platform of the Demo- j cracy and sap the foundation of Religion, Law, and j Order, making all these a bye-word and reproach, and the Constitution !ike unto rnttrn Massachusetts —the State of ///—To be hissed at in all time to come—unless she repent of her evil domgs, and cause her DOOO apostate Ministers of tbe Gospel to return to their sacred de-ks as preachers of righte ousness and not of K. N. debauchery; if. indeed, they have not entirely forfeited the confidence and respect of ail good citizens, which. I fear, is the far?. Virginia, the land of Washington, of Jefferson, of Maion, of Patrick Henry, of Lee, and a host ol o thei Heroes and Sages of the Revolution, is not the State to give wav to Know Nothing Infidelity, Abo lition Fanaticism, and Freesoilism. No, Sir. And now do I love I,tr as my mother; and though it has been made my fortune in War and in Pi-ace to be se- ; vered from her bosom for u ore than forty years, yet in a temporal sense she is fhe crown of my rejoicing, j With many and kind thanks to my K. N. friends i in this -ection of the '-Old Key-tone State," who i have, during the few past days, oJuiaKilg stepped a side to .nqutre "if the Major had heard of the Virgi nia election, and of the defeat of his gallant friend, j Henry A. Wise, by some twenty thousand majority for his Nix Wi-ser opponent," are now respectfully referred to this short letter to the Bedford Gazette, ; with rlie remark that the handle of the Jug of Virtue 1 and Patriotism has always Keen on one side in Virgi- ! nia, and Henry A. Wise holds it firmly in his Giant gra-p, being full of Constitutional Liquor, "good for Man and Beast," but certain death to K. X's, wheth living in the South or in the North! lam truly ; nv'tifi t ,i! Kii s reat result o£ right over wrong—bap i ' " ,a ' Administration of Pre-ident Pierre has ; mJ.r pure morality has been pro-' .1 . r ' ow ' w^""n it shall have pleased the Al r.nr "" V i" l !< " iro " r "is Spirit upon u* as iri times . am cause another glorious revival of vital reli my e>? °' ,r may then be enabled to lift up T.ord, lef thv servanf°"fepart ir? have seen thy salvation/' I Yours, Sr.ce re !v. l aw. Taliaferro. SPEECH OF MK. BUiIAYA.A AT TIEEROF AL ACAD EM i DIWKR I\ Lo\Do.\: The inauguration dinner of the exhibition season of IS-j-5 attracted on Saturday, May 6, a brilliant a>- semblage, within the walls of the Royal Academy, London. From two o'clock, at which hour the doors were opened, until six, the Ministers of State, many magnificent patrons ot art among the nobility, and others distinguished in politics, law, literature and science, continued to ariin, and to apply themselves with keen arti-tic relish to the inspection of the paintings in the various rooms. The "fusion" of rank, wealth and parliamentary eminence, with the artist world, was no less complete than gratifying ; ^ ol .'P 4 might be seen, in which the merits of the more remarkable paintings. At six o'clock about one hundred and eighty gentlemen *at i down to dinner in the eat room, the cbair being ta ken by the President of the Royal Academy, Sir C. L. Eastlake. During the evening the President said that the next toast which he begged to introduce was the •■health of the foreign ministers, who had deigned on this occa-ion to be their guest-." (Cheers.)— : He bail to regret the absence of some of those in- ( v;*ed,and among thorn the representatives ot those gallant nations now our special allies ; hut they were honored by the presence of other* who might here recognize the perpetual alliance which it was the province of the arts of peace to promote. (Cheers.) Mr.. BCCITANAN. — After what fell from my noble Iripnrt (Lord Palmer-ton) on a former occasion, who said I had no right to call myself a foreign minister at all, (a laugh), I am inclined To think I have no right to address you. but although I might plead this privilege. 1 am not disposed To do it on This occasion. The foreign ministers who represent the different nations of the worh! at this court must be very un grateful indeed if they did not fee! sent intents of deep gratitude towards the British people ai d the numer ous noble societies that adorn This country. We have received the kindest attentions from all, and it is a natural and neces-ary con-equence that thi shouhi produce feelings oi response, not only on our own part, but aDo on the part of the countries we represent. (Cheers.) We tee! it to be a great priv ilege To be present on occasions of Thi- kind. The arts have beer: brought To great perfection in this country, and when we review the page- of history we find one thing to be constantly the lac?, that civ ilization, ami above all, liberty, are the best fo-Ter mothers of the arts. (Cheers.) Painting arid sculp ture sprung into existence almost at once, like Mi nerva iron, the head of Jupiter, w ben Greece became tree ; and I believe it may be said to be a remarkable act, that they sprang almost at once to a (soirit of ?xcel!ence which ha- not since been exceeded in any •ountry in the world. For my* own part, not having iad an opjiortiinity in my own country ot seeing ex pensive .'alienes, or many -pecimens of the periec lon to which the arts have been brought in this ■ountry, everything wears an air of novelty in this exhibition that has inspired me with delight, and I shall remember tbepre-ent evening when I return to my nat ive land as one of the most agreeable and in structive of my whole life. (Cheer-.) Rut, although the taste and immagination may be gratified bv the specimens of art here collected. 1 cannot help tng that noble institution of England—an English dinner. (Cheers and laughter. / 1 have en joyed the privilege of lea-ting with von, and alter enjoying 'he least ot reason and the How ot -out, in surveying the pictures hung upon these wails. I Lave been high ly delighted to enjoy a more material least of this sort. I return you the thanks of my colleague and myself, and I am Mire 1 may also thank you in the name of every member of the diplomatic corps.— (Cheers.) Evrr.AO!tni.\'AUY Sricuu:.—English papers mention the suicide of a .Mr. Royfstone, who, ten years ago, was worth one hundred and fifty thousand pounds sterlinc, which he has since squandered in the gratification of his appetite. He had agents in China, Mexico, Canada, and other places, to supply hint with the rarest deli cacies and a single dish, sometimes, cost him fifty pounds. At length, on the loth of April, nothing was left htm but a solitary guin ea, a shirt, and a battered hat. He bought a woodcock with the guinea, which be had served up in the highest style of the culinary art.— He gave hirr.s-lf two hours for an easy digestion, and then jumped into the Thames from West minster bridge. A collision occurred in Boston Bay on Tues day night, as a consequence of which two were left upon a wreck to drift about at tht mercy of the winds and wares during the recer.l sforni. They were rescu.-d after being on th. wreck more than twenty-four hours. a fie**- >. / "V—-*- Osg:?,- 'v*u jso=.-:jd® *^£Bf£S& From the Philadelphia Argus. ILL HAIL 11R LI MA! The 4 Smiiß{>ioii oi'4'ivil and 34c- Liberty ! A Voice from Independence Hall! FkWSYLVAMA SKMIS GREF/ITXti TO Tilt: OLD DOiIIIMON. As was anticipated, the meeting in Independence i Square la*t evening, was a demonstration worthy ! the occasion, and the principles it was called to en- I dor-e. The meeting was no common one. Since the : adoption of the Federal Constitution such a crisis has >, not occurred in the political history of our country. , The Hartford Convention treason was confined to a few Eastern States, and was therefore comparative ly powerfe-s, hot Know Nolhingism has amalgama ted with abolitionism, and penetrated the entire Northern and Western States, while in the F.a s t everything, save the Democratic party, lie- dead at its feet. With such victories to stimulate them to action, no marvel that when the contest cam* in Air- 1 ginia, the key to the South, intense anxiety was felt ! by the lovers of civil and religious freedom as to the ; result. I.oud and defiant boast- were sent forth by • j the Know-Nothing organs and their allies, that the i like triumphs which had attended their efforts in : other States, would follow them in the Old Domin ion. Though confessedly opposed to civil and reli | gious freedom, and allied to a faction which by iegis | lative enactment- had repudiated the Constitution, and set at defiance the power of the State-, still, with j matchless effrontery, they invaded the -oil of Vir ginia, and sought To trample under foot those princi- ' pies which had been enuuc.ated by a Washington and a Jefferson. Hut in *his they were mistaken. They had under- 1 taken a Task more than equal to their capacities for ! lying, cheating and juggling. They judged old Vir ginia by the same standard they did Massachusetts with her-freason-loving population. They vainly hoped that the bait gilded with specious poison* would be swallowed by the Constitutional men of old Vir ginia. Such was not the case. From one end of the Commonwealth to the other, from the centre to the circumference the alarm was sounded, and when the uay o/ contest came the enemy was driven from her territory covered with -ham-* and di-grace. It ua* this achievement, -o momen'ou* in its consequence that caused the demonstration of last night, and made each patriot s heart beat with quickened impulse as be witnessed the steady tread of the vast column of freemen that passed onward to the Mecca of Repub licanism, from thence to send their greetings to the Old Dominion. Each ward wa. paraded with trans parencies bearing appropriate mottoes, while the ' strain- of martial music, mingled with lire shouts of thousands, filled the air with inspiration. The scene , iuold Independence Square will never be forgotten, j It w as a sure forerunner of that victory which awaits j < ti.e Democracy in this State. The meeting was ca!- ' led at 7.. o clock, but the different sections of the ' consolidated city did not arrive upon the ground un- - tii .liter D o clock, ihe southern wards formed at i I us-yunk road and V\ ashmgton street j the western | ncr of Frankford road and Hanover street, amf lA)e 1 north-western wards at the corner of Broad and Coat-- streets, and proceeded to the square, accomp- t anted by bands of music. J t At about half-past seven o'clock, Col. Florence a- I rose, and called the meeting to order. Mu. Flohkm i: said In undertaking the pleas- J . ing duty of presenting to you the list of names which ( will be submitted as the officers of this meeting. 1 urn sure 1 nay be indulged m a few remarks that i this great oci a-on seems to inspire, I congratulate the twenty Thousand peisons pfes-nt that they have assembled spontaneously, upon This sacred ground. ' to return thanks to Almighty Cod that the spread of . heresy has been stayed in the land where repose the ( bones of the great lather of this country. Cod he praised that these twenty thou.-and men have come together in one common min i, to a-sure our hreth ern in Virginia that we are with thern hear! and *oul, and return to them thanks for the noble deed they consummated on la-t Thursday. As a bright and happy coincidence, as many free men in the cifv of New York are now assembled in Tammany Hall, sending up shouts in honor of the same great occasion, and it is our duty to unite with our brethren in New York by sending them greetmg ot congratulations on this, the mutual occasion, o! rejoicing. The following was read and despatched to the i meeting tn Tamany Hall, New-York : Prima®*i.pnt.i, May 31, ISS-7. To the Chairman of the Democratic Meeting Tamany Halt, JVeto 1 ork. The Democracy of Philadelphia assembled thi ewening to the number of 50,000,-in Independence : Square, within sound of the tocsin of American Liber- j tv, desire to interchange congratulations with their brethren tn V irginia, and pledge the Keystone, in her next contest, to stand by .the side of the old Dimm -10)1. Mr. Florence then rea 1 a letter from F.x-Gov. j Btgler, in which he regretted exceedingly his inabil ity to attend and take part in the proceedings of the i meeting, convened to rejoice over so glorious a vic tory in Y irgmia. 1 hough alr-ent he hoped he would not for that reason lie lost to the spirit of the occa- j ' sion. 'The letter was received with loud and continued applause. Mr. Florence continued : | It is fitting and inspiriting to the heart* of the pa triots of America to come Together, under a call for a i union meeting, and as that meeting, i of the united Democracy, let us, in the name ol the Democracy ot | the city ol Philadelphia, tit the language of St. Paul, < say, in all heart anil spirit to thir-e in New York, as -1 sernbled at old Tamany, "Let brotherly love con ; ttrine." [Applau-e.] As it would perhaps be intrusive, if not improper, , to further detain you before the meeting is luily or ! garuzed, I shall at once proceed to the discharge ot my duty, by reading the li-t of officers of this meet ing. ; Ojfirent un met omitted frrr tnnt of room. ] The meeting being thus organized, Mr. Bobbins, ; on taking the chair, spoke as follows: (•KM r.PMKN :—Accept my thanks for the dLlin -1 gnished honor you have conferred on me, by select ing me for your presiding officer on this very impor tant occasion. The victory which we meet to celebrate, is one of ' the utmost moment to the welfare of our country. — it is a triumph of long established national principle* over error and fanaticism. And in the opin.on >">! many intelligent men, it is the most important victo ry that has been achieved since the great contest be : tween Mr. Adam- and Mr. Jefferson, which resulted in the election of Mr. Jcfierson lo the Presidency of ' ■ the United States. Our opponents, with their secret organization, swept over the Northern and Northwestern States iike a tornado, and their progres- was never checfcd ■ ' or arrested until they fried their strength in the old ; i patriotic State of \ irginia. , I They boasttngly told Mr. Wise that he would be . I defeati-u by some twenty or thirty thousand; but be, ( nothing daunted, buckled on his armor, and met the

' qur-tion openly and boldly, and in-tead of being de- I fea'cd, he tva* elected by tea or twelve thwanil ' mtjtity. \k, therefore, gentlemen, have great came to re- I joict the result, am! > hav- reason to believe that : Peniylvams will profit by the illustrious example set y ber by Virginia. X- President then introduced the Hon. JuhnCad ! vvarter. Sir. fadwaladcr's Speech. Jin Cadwalader, Esq., said, Fellow Democrats, bretren in a righteous thi- i-> no ordinary oc casion whifh we meet together. The two great seat of commerce in the United States—New York ; amPtiiladelphia —are to-night simultaneously as-ein : bfer for the purpose of exchanging their mutual con , gradations and heralding loitti their approbation to the, fellow DemocrSTs in every section ot the Union, . on i occasion of which the interest can oniy be niea f surl by the importance of the late cnsi-. in which ' theecurity of the union ol States has been involved I in gieni as yet unsurpassed in our national history, i Tail* Dion lias hitherto depended upon the laitbtul : ageey of Democratic Republicans in protecting the ngfs of all classes who were threatened with oppres j sto from intolerance. Political intolerance had thiateued one class—religious intolerance another, i Dot kinds of intolerance had been ruu.bmed lor the oj jession ot the third. -[Applau-e.] I Ire Democratic party, regardle-s of temporary selmterest, has fearles-ly, on every occasion, been at land lor the rescue of all. (Applause.) Their I potu-ai strength, as the reward ot this political vir • tusbas hitherto been founded on their alliance with ' thsrgriculturul population and with our naturalized feW-citizens, both of which classes HI return for thiprotection of the Democracy, have always been lined in the support of Democratic principles. I coteive that the late election in Virginia was a i trimph over a band of conspirators, insidiously a-- sopited fur the purpose of sowing dissension between tbiagricoltural population and the naturalized Amer icas. Regarding lUimportanre in this light, 1 would i asltlie attention of the meeting to a lew ha-ty ob seiutior:s 01 the character of the agricultural ti.ier esfrif which the Democracy ha- thus been the recug nfc-d protectors. Generally, throughout The Union, Ti(sagricultural population, particularly thaj more rrrote from our Atlantic seaports, ha- lonr.d an irn j rrtnity from oppressive taxation in that economical j sjtem of limited expenditure in aif.tir- of govern nint, for which our party was contrasted so strongly will their political opponents, who had always ini tiated an alliance with the commencal classes in rmparntive disregard of the agricultural interest. Al the fiscal agents of enlarged financial operations -nil artificial regulations of commerce, tending to eltravagant outlays—had been of anti-Democratic pientage. The con-equence was a natural reliance o the farmer on his Democratic protectors, and a i ri-iproca! support of the Democracy by those who erjoyed the benefit of tins protection. But the par ti-iiiar agricultural interest which depended on this potection was that of the planter in the slavebolding fates. Our sister States of the South had united with u qder a geneial government, upon Constitutional fudges of immunity tiorn interference in their do ne-tie affairs. The domestic institutions of the-c hates would have been sacrificed with a total d>s- Bgatd of the Constitution, it they had not received e unwavering support ot the Democracy. Out moralized fellow-citizens depended, in like manner, <1 the Democracy lor the protection of tiie-e rqua ights, pi ivileges and immunities, against which an i-Deroocratic influence had been unceasingly exert *1 from the days of the alien and sedition laws.— low, these two interests, in alliance with the l>e rorracy, especially with the Demoeracv of th> Korth, had always hitheito been able to resist sue <e*s|ully every kind of intolerant oppression. Tht )uipue of Kuow-Xothingism is, and has been, a- , hate already stated, to sever this union of the Agii rtikurist ami the natuialized American. Know Nothings have been the agents relied on by opponent! of Democracy To sow the seeds ol dissension betweei these hitherto associated classes. Had the Know-Nothing lacfion succeeded in tb< Virginia election, the success would have been pro claimed as a sure proof that the Southern Democrat) were faithless to naturalized Americans. This wa to have been the means of exciting in the minds o our naturalized fellow citizens a feeling of ho-tiiit■ to the population ol the slave-holding States, result ing in hostility to their local institutions. The con spirators against our national freedom had hopes, b) Mich artifices, of depriving Ibe Democracy ot the a.- of the naturalized American population, withou which aid ttie Dernociacy would have been i:icipabo lite fheX mTveV? I \c\tHVffAVu' S &k. ot end o: the first year ol Gerreial Taylor's Presidency it become apparent to every man of ordinary intelß genre tnat the candidate of the Democratic M nr tb, the 1 residency of the United States u it ,st b- success, lul at the elect,„o of 18.12. During more than tw, years preceding that election the member, of Democratic parry had therefore been reciuited !>•• acces-iorn ol unfaithful mercenaries, corrupt auxil iaries, pvfending to belong To the party, but, truth, posessed of roue of its sterling p'i wiciples uiembersii if only in name." 1 i,e paly, swelled thus in numbers, by spurious pretenders to member-hip, was m. nh!l . those by ~0-e vole it. apparent majorities had bee,, augmented fr, the distribution of patronage, such ot these in, as scrambled into office (God grant they may be levy o! cour-.-, did not become Know-Noth ings. ."who were disappointed in their expec tations ot o)e, became ffailors. (Great applause ) heir treacfty wa. at hr-t secret, i„ order that',, ought be my effect Iv e. This was ,i„ origin of Know-Noth |em. At fir-, It as.omshed ar ,d par aly-zed the DWracy. They found their organiza tion tainted,Gfbout being able to discover the -ource of its Iturily. Treachery lurked m every quarter wberjU m , lo of detection we r ,- „'r i command. J kerncrly was first discerned by our h, y"' rp ' l ( f Magistrate, Wrlliam Big|e r . Hj s ; plan of the rain Pennsylvania ,n IS.-,| W(ls fha j | w.„rh to-.t becJ,| owe(l by tbe pr-s-,., Governor elect at Vir ß .niu.v. filler, |, k ,. I]-n,v A. Wise saw riu.y t 1...T i„. n caiiv-s. i„ whi<-fa tiaifors , tr „j '""TlirV""' fearlessly denounced and openly come JoiJh from the.r bid,re. places, and awi motr |j f . p r i„ e ipjfthe fruits ~'f Democratic org^iion would be r „ lor( , rt- , restoration he by- and lorf>to | d Know-Notlon"- isn, extirictior ~, in the ouNpt of tUp ~ vama rar.vi." honored candidate was by the hand ol I rovnle.it, I( .j;p n doW |i an j ]a „ j#h > derd.-a,e froinit, bp , „ ot n . cov> . r ,-ve of the elect,.| e had In,| e more than time to make the ranv.l- "t.iladelphia. Here alone, he t ween the J,,,.* a| ob(>r e | r< ., im , M „ f ,- s , , , WM . earn to flwrl* H (ettvr ,„ )00 ' V()tf . s Had he been able. to t . anva „, tbr , 25.& xArwi 1 " •' - Mr. Vtis(,t,r.d 'icr auspices, had commenced his eanva-8 with determination, and by the bio.—IRC of Provide,,, hp ,. n Sl( , faille(l mh f J most superhuman r >nt( | iu ,' fori. [Appjjtisc. jruth cannot be repeated ton frequently by a o | Democracy that Virginia has never fa,led to i Democratic elector* for the Presidency. I u||f |(j , was honored by tin |, lon 0( >uch Collh , it ry ami whose rner4 r a , ik( . hoi|| , r f who telej ted him, -,, it ,bc Democracy Of the Haveholdme -fate, , jr pro ,„ ( . flon o( ., |)e ; ralized American ,* rpfurn for ()js IO their Constitutions, ||iei,m.o,l ~„i . ued Appl .o.e.| [Ktnewed and contin- In order not to upon the time of others ! u,ll not pursue th,s ?|hril| „ ht t() jN o| conclusions. We are rH<fbr|l|p ner.l of an ext.net fai, Wo|||<l CUf fault ;t we d,, ? it up ? Krvo in which it was buried, and give it ~e „ „ot already killed, it had received its death „ Vm-jima, and it could not survive the <l( , h( . D cy of Pennsylvania in flrvf While Mr. Cadw.Ur " t . ak| u 2 despatch vva< rece,Chairman of the Mas. Meeting in New t w .„ reccived wj three cheers : i . . . VOIIK, May, ,8.-.;-). \ our despatch,, rec- flre " f|l d assembled in front of I , 00 , s , been ordered honor r ; J„ nJ , racy ot the Kmpire bwr[| Keystone State, and p|et. . , , . . - , .... firs lostandside by side with them in IK4T Chairman. Tamany flail, (apt. A. % f|i Mr. President and Fells . ... , , , i suggested 'hat the gates , ~ 1 lf> '" has to be opened, so that fhi.JL . *'' l' " l" ""ilhf • Sqnareniay 20 over the; "'. % !" ' I deed, a great r ,heri e ?7> Tt >- * 1 Itecillen, will) j warm hearts and quick sympathies to re*|N>rid to one ' j of the most glorious victories m the history ol Demo- I j cratu- triumph. Virginia has met the legions of the enemy and before her ttn'V have retreated vanquished. The patriotism and chivalry of the sous of the Old I Dominion were too strong a barrier for the sectarian bigotry and rain pant fanaticism which ran for a while like wild-fire over The land. There the torrent of | - heresy which-deluged the North was checked and j j forced back with increased impetuosity to those dark [ j and murky place* from which it had it- source. (Ini- j men-f applause.) Secret political organization*, as ha* been well ] | said, will never succeed in this Republic. There can be no sympathy for men clubbed together with ; all thecharacreristic of .Incobms and Spanish con-i spirators. [Renewed applause.] Hone-t men are I truthful. What they do may he seen in the broad sun light. Not so with those of this dark lantern oligarchy. Their plots are hatched at midnight, and in mysterious hiding places. Is this manly .' Raiher , - is it not cowardly and unworthy of men .' "Truth crushed to earth shall rise again, Klernal vears of (ire! are hers; I But F.rror wounded writhes in pain, And dies amid her worshippers." [Applause.] The Constitution of the*" United States was not framed in secret. The deliberations of the fathers of the country were not in gloomv rooms by the litful glare or daik lanterns. Nor were citizens in vested with their rights and immunities without no tice. <Applau*e.) Secrecy does not belong to our institutions. Secret political organizations are to ns noxious exotic-, tran-planted from the hot beds of European despotism. (Loudand continued applause.) If lor a time they flourish, we may well exclaim with the Roman poet, O JWisura* kuminum intuit O ' prrtora terra But the glad tiding* from Old Virginia, havp dis -1 pelted whatever of gloom there may have been.— : ! l'he Democracy there* as they have ever done, arid ■ a* they ever do every where, closely and gallantly • i folioweil out the teachings of it* great apostle and , expounder—Thomas Jefferson. V\ e have met to ten der them congratulations, it is meet that we -hould ! do so, and 1 am sure from the vast concourse before i i me there will rise up one loud, long and hearty shout fur Old \ irginia arid Democratic principles. l'i.ree cheers were given for old Virginia anil Dem ocratic principles. The following brief but excellent letter from ex governor BIUI.ER was read at-Jhe meeting : I MKITHAVT*' HOTKI., May 31st, 1 Dear Florence—i regret exceeding!v rny inability to participate in the proceeding* to-night a* a speak er. a* so kindly and flatteringly de-irtd by the Com -1 rnritee, but I hope I shall not. tor that reason, he lo*t to the spirit of the occasion. Virginia fiid triumph ed over the in*id;on- and -ediict l ve influence r.f Knovr- Nothingi*m ; but I'enn-ylvanm, with her candidate for Governor, war the fir-t to declare aw ar of exter mination agaiii*t the heresy, anil up to this hour a Pennsylvania Governor has The only official paper on record discarding the doctrines of the "dark lantern oligarchy." Your friend, tt'ii. BH.J.KK. To Hon. T. B. Florence. KNOW MTHIMHSM IS IT IS*! CHRISTIAN"! READ! PAUSE! REFLECT! And the Lord -aid unto Cain, Where is Abel, thv bioftiPr? And he said, I KNOW NOT.—Gen. 1 c. 9 v. And with Absalom went two hundred men out of Jerusalem, that were railed, and thev went in their simplicity, for they KNEW NOT ANY THING. And tiie con-piracy was strong; for the people in crea*ed cuntinnally with Absalom 2d Samuel, ch. El, 11 and 12 verses. Then Jesus -aid, Father. Torgive them; for they ' KNOW NOT what they do. Luke 23d ch. 34th v. In these day* of know-nothing bluster, it maybe well, perbap-. to refer to -orneof the most prominent , ■>f <I important act- of the know-nothing*, from the time when 'he illusfr nn- founder of the order flour- ' ished 'o the pre*ent day, and ascertain, a- far as we can, v!,;H cla-*e* of men have su-tained and perp-Mu ated it in different ages of the world. Byway of di recting the attention of our reader* to a few circum- * stances conntzJed with fact* which we doubt not are familiar to them, we hav extracted from the only ' record into which errors could not have crept, the < :r - - - Lord—, s,;r iiy:^zi a r ,aze eni " ! " > ' e,j * "■* * y zi%z::crv: ,r£ onb * m m " " T ' ( " T - ' h " q..irer i, mvaOabfy wftMh er, •>, KNOW NOT ; ' an " .Mr. Cam was doubtless a better man than many u,p <■<■ mtrv with' , '' was o,i, y ~ e f "i'o Inbe ; r "at P ; r^"i!;" nS " rh as ,he who,e ;i ,d • x r i: d y ha -' r r,y '*'"<"* "P SSsE^rfB ~, i , . . < orrupted themselves,' thev u pti* the party.' a " °' °< that day broke up So i effectually were thev extinguished that we have '...•'Tr„7,rr„^ r tr;rr. ~s r w "" nl ahout father. Kin.r David 'I I " AI "-' , . lo,r ' his z:r r ""' ,mr ■-SsktlS r.ivaletn they denounced the Saviour I, „ c who had come oil the e i /V I-? f<"?rr, ir^JTrr to leave no room for cavil U ,kl V "' IPr r"n^T,T a--" '.t',: n :;sr n "> fsi.'t "-r millennium in' thV^JSneV,'S tr^iT^t^" mean.n, men, democrat",, prmcinlJ XdTer* **'! rf in -- - 'f;i : d r,lßc '" ,lc ent chamber, scented with burn apjrroached, entrance, by bf r aoViic arm# opened and received him. at firt with a "e? ' He prr-.uie: buf foon, #1-! the .hrwUnUbe .led vicllni gitce eviden.e That ho a. pierced by 'ho >!eei spike-that project*,! Iron, her h,„!y, ,fcjj The boautilui woman wm l.ut an instrument of tor. ture n.iivod by the hands of a monitor lor his own : sellish ami unholy end,. Know-\othm e i,ni to u .e a grotty strong figure, ,g that rnork lieuiy ; ali d the way t! • spikes thht s>rb!ecl Irom it# body aie alri-ad • piercing the tlr-li ol the deluded Democrats, who ■ fOr to the presence chamber a* bridegroom, to i their brides, is a caution now . and w ill be more p ar I ticulurly ,0 berealter.—New fork Republican. Know Nothing Blisters! "The bosom of America is open to receive' not only tile optilent and respective Mtanger! hot the opptessed and persecuted of ALL NA TIONS A N D OF .A LL RELIGIONS, whom w " shal! welcome to a participation in ALLGLR RIGHTS A NDPRIVI LEG ES."_ II asking,. '•Our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, MORE than our opinions in physics and geometry. To proscribe attv cit 1- zen as unworthy the public confidence bv lav ing upon him an incapacity of being called to office ol trust and emolument unless fie proles or renounce this or that religious opinion is depriving him injuriously of those privileges and advantage# to which, in common^with his fellow-citizens, he has a natural right. It lends, also, to corrupt the principles of the verv reli gion tt is meant to encourage, by bribing with 1 <1 monopoly of worldly honors those who will | externally prof, s; and confirm to it. Every person has an equal right to the honor and con fidence :tf his fellow citizens, resulting, NOT FROM BIRTH, BUT FROM HIS ACTIONS, and the ir sense of them."— Thomas Jejjrrson. "Resohrrrf, 1 hat the liberal principles iin bodied by Jefferson in the Declaration of Inde pendence, and sanctioned in the Constitution, which make ours the land of liberty, and the ASYLUM OF THE OPPRESSED OF EVERY NATION. HAVE BEEN CARDINAL PRIN j CJPLF.S I.N THE DEMOCRATIC FAITH, and every attempt to ABRIDGE THE PRES ENT PRINCIPLES OF BECOMING CITI ZENS and the owners of soil among us ought to tie resisted with the same spirit which swept the alien and sedition laws from our statute books."— Resolution of the Baltimore Demo crat ir tan r?ntion. "The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries arid usurpations, ail having in direct object the es tablishment of an absolute tyranny over these States. He has endeavored to prevent the |mt>- nfatiin of these States—FOß THAT PURPOSE OBSTRUCTING THE LAWS OF NATU RALIZATION" OF FOREIGNERS REFU SING TO PASS OTHERS TO ENCOURAGE THEIR MIGRATION HITHER, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of land. 1 ' [Declaration of Independence.] T. I E TORNADO NEAR JEFFERSON, ILLINOIS. —The Chicago Tribune, of the 14th, has the following account of the tornado near Jefferson, in that State, by which a house was literal!v carried off, and three persons were killed : A cloud of a peculiar shape was first observed approaching from the northwest, and tern.ma ting in a funnel-shaped point,the apex towards and nearly reaching the earth. As it came nearer, it was discovered to he a whirlwind, rapidly (evolving, and whirling up various 0:- jects, in which were plainly seen large sticks of wood, I oards, small tree, arid chairs. It was coming towards our informants, hut did not reach them, l.ut turned to their right, described a semicircle, and fell 11pm a large frame house. [IT .'f' 3n ' J house £ iffud Iron I us foundation, literally torn to p,.- vor'tev Th r'™* Up homd sha eJ'.h ?' r,lre,D ,h " lo.se_all of , the same late ; the weight of the articles .ip| f an.:- no obstacle to their ascent whatever sad n trM We r'" 1 ' of the narralivj person -' n rt ,Jtr '• J " lhH iK) " Sf * . u *' r '* '"< and tei'l o% U '" rP aii flra " nU P int " the air, Ml, at d.tTerent distances and with <r r J tolence to th.- ground. The wile of one ot the >e-u Mrs. Page, and two | her chii dren, we r e instantly killed. All the other per sons in the house were greatly injured. . e injuries, with two exceptions, consist of singular and heavy bruises all over the boil v. wrfiT'i. S 3fm brokp "' and 3nr) ther Ins p' ; I( h . iKi, - V 7 Mr. Page only saved m .-IMrn m be.ng drawn up into the" air bv Wing on to a large rock. The house stood ipon lour granite boulders. These were all moved several lent from their places. Th u.ii.luind went on and passed diago nally across a post and rail fence. Of this it t re up twenty ,ods so effectually, that there is not the slightest vestige Of a fence remaining. Many ot the fragments of the building, etc., Ml to the ground from a great height. In cumin* <.°n they fell nearly perpendicularly, ami entered the g ronn( | |jkp s!ak( , s j u ( . re counted by our informant. A\ Advemtih: with Lioxs in Ixnu.—Cn the evening of the I4th of March two large lime " ' rt> ot in "- e 'ft mediate vicinity of the can tonments at Deesa. At ahout 4 o'clock in the afternoon some natives brought intelligence .. ,vvo grange animals had been near 01,1 Oecsa, am! that none of the people knew what kmc! of quadrupeds they were. They were however declared to he neither cheetahs nor Captain VVyvitJe, of Her-Majest v's S3tt Regiment a dead shot-immediately started,,, pursuit, accompanied by three or four natives. ii ma. dug the place pointed out the captain found, to his astonishment, a full-grown lim. i* 0 # . , | ) - 1Ss * Hp, however, lost not a moment, t. a in; a coo! and deliberate aim, lodged a •at t " pi. in the carcass of the "monarch of the forest which brought him at once to the j,rouni stone-dead. Ihe lady, not being accus tomed to sTTfh scenes, immediately dashed off with her new acquaintance, Captain Wwille, " pursuit. On rounding a point in hopes of turning her flank, our gallant \imrod found uin.se | at once almost on the top of the infnri j at. east. He had only time to jump from his horse before she was over his hack, and had , astened upon one of the heaters. The poor ow s pen! now became imminent: but his two companions with courageous hearts carne up to his rescue and attacked the brute with heir swords. The spectacle now became aw ful, and inevitable death would have overtaken one or more ot the brave beaters, had not Cap tain H y ville raised his rifle and shot the lioness t) rough the head. Ihe skill and dexterity of tie shot was enhanced by the tact that thede | Mat ion of a hair's breadth from the true aim would most likely have carried the ball to the I teart ol one of his undaunted companions.— •apt. VV v viile, however, seems to jsissess the eof the eagle arid nerves of iron. For cour age and coolness the adventure has- never been surpassed, and rarely if oyer equalled. One of