Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, July 27, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated July 27, 1855 Page 2
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THE BEDFORD liIZETTB. Iltilloi'd, July 47, 1 G. W. Bowman, Editor and Proprietor. DEMOCRATIC COUNTY IfIIHTIMi. oC7"Th<r Democracy of BEDFORD County will hold a (•rand Jlaww llrcliny in the Catirt-House in the Borough of Bedford on MONDAY EVENING of the approaching County Court for the purpose of nominating a licket to he sup|iorted at the next election,-and to adopt such measures as may he deemed necessary to secure its tiiumplnrut success at the Polls. As there will he no amalgamation in the formation ot this 1 icket—no how ing ol the knee to any principle not recognized in the creed of JEFFERSON, JACICSON". POLK and PIERCE, it is earnestly hoped that every man who stilt adheres to these glorious old land-marks will he present to give force and countenance to the pro ceedings. All who stand oppu-ed to Know Nothing ism—who repudiate the abominable acts of the late Legislature—and who desire, honestly, the triumph of DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES —are cordially in vited to attend. A number ol able speaker- will be present to address the meeting. tX7"RELIGIOL'S NOTICE.—Rev. Jottx CUAMBEKS will preach in the Presbyterian Church of Bedford on next Sabbath morning at lOL o'clock —and in the everting at early candle-light. Session of the Supreme Court will com mence in Bedford on Monday the 13th iust. when ai! the Judges are expected to he present. The First Page. first page will he found highly interesting, containing, as it does, the Speech of Hon. JAMES B. CLAY, lo which we alluded last week—an article I'rnm the Presbyterian Critic which must carry a conviction of its truth to the rniiul ol every man that reads it—a Speech from the old Patriot, Gen. CASS —together with many other articles of interest. C7"Capt. JOHN" M'CANLKS, ol" Philadelphia, ha been spending a few days at the Bedford Springs, and no man visit- this place who meet- with a more cor dial reception. He i- one o! the mo-t enterprizing members of the Broad Top Kail Road Company, and to his unremitting and valuable efforts the people of Bedford county are greatly indebted for the rapid piogress which has been made in the erection of a work whicli will -oon open up one of the most mag nificent coal-field- in the I nited States. Ihe Cap tain assures us that iu a very few months the Loco motive, with its train of cars, will visit the inhabi tants of Stoner-town ! SXAKi: FASUYATIOA. GyWe publish to-day an account of a little gill, represented as beautiful and intere.-ting, who is so completely under the fascination of a reptile hated by man and cursed of God that her very existence seems to be centred in its poisonous and clammy folds! When she sleeps, she coils herself up like a snake—and she and the snake are now on exhibi tion, a picture truly horrible aud disgusting. Every body will admit that this association is as unnatural as it is revolting—yet it is not a whit more so, than that which unites some of the ministers and other •jrofessing, Christians in close communion with infi dels of the boldest cast ill a secret oath-liouud orga nization —and, shielded as they may consider them selves, their connection with Know Nothingism has rendered tiieir [wsition quite as revolting as that of the child in clinging to the embrace of a snake! Singular infatuation! BEDFORD lOINTY BIBLE SOCIETY. meeting of the Bedford County Bible Socie ty was field 111 the Lutheran Church of Bedford on fast Monday evening—JOHN MOKES, Esq., ['resident —and the Rev. F. BENEDICT, Vice President, ilev. .Mr. TORKENCE, the General Agent ofthe Society, was present, and in a beautiful and impressive speech, Communicated much valuable information to those present. He concluded by introducing to the Society Rev. JOHN* CHAMBERS, who delivered one of the most powerful and eloquent addresses we ever heard. We would like to give a sketch ofliis speech, but our pen is utterly incompetent to the ta-k. Both Speak ers alluded To the many far* recently expressed for the xafnty of The Bible—the zreat f>rofr.t*ion* of love rpade for if—and yet it was evident from the lives ofthe most clamor oi'* of This cla-s ot men that they would not care it all the Bibles in the land were ga thered together and burned I Who does not know Tti is to be true .' den. John W. deary. old am! valued friend, Gen. Jxo. W. CEl itv, is among the visitorsat the Bedford Springs, look ing well as usual. He is a true specimen of a finish ed gentleman, and reliable Democrat. As The coni mander of one of the Pennsylvania Regiments in Mex ico, and as Postmaster, Mayor, and Chief Judge of the several courts of San Francisco, he I,as placed upon record a public character which will favoiably com pare with that of any other man of his years iri the country. At present be is largly engaged in the manufacture of 1 ron. Within a few weeks past the General has disposed of Coal Lands and other proper ty to the amount of about seventy-five thousand dol fars. Few men have been more -ucce-sful in acquir ing wealth in a legitimate way. We hope he may long live to enjoy it. THE Jlli' LIU. XT' Wf do not see how it is possible for a Temperance man to defend the anti-License Jug Law, unless, indeed, hi# motive be to fur nish every lover of Liquor with an earthen Jug, at a good profit, to carry his Parker from the tavern to his home It was once said of His Excellency, Joseph Kitner, that, after eat ing the best part of a roast pig for dinner, and being inquired of by the servant what else he would lie helped to, replied that he believed he would take another little J7og--and, when the Licenses are taken from the taverns on the first day of October next, those who are in the habit of drinking ardent spirits, will be heard to call for another little Jug instead of a gill, and this system Senator Jordan and his know-nothing brethren at Hartisburg have forced upon the people as a Panacea for intemperance Now, as this "honorable" Senator seems so anxious for notoriety, could not his friends prevail upon him to publiah his views upon the JEG Law, especially as the measure owes its- vitality to his vote 1 SruKxi.No TIIF.II: St PI our.—.Messrs. Isaac Mitchell, Dent., John 11. Wells, Wlii®, and Job Throckmortou, D<-m., who have been nomina ted, by the Know-Nothings ol'tlreene Conhtv, for the respective offices ol Sheriff, District At torney, and Auditor, have come out and most emphatically declined the nomination, repudia ting all contact or association with such a crew. Mr, Throckmorton, in his card, says: "I can not consent that my name shall he used for an experiment, at my expense ol character, In anv rotten and disconcerted party." H NAT DOES THIS UIC W EC7 =, L*nril' within a few days past. the Philadelphia New bus been the most wild, rabid, and reckless Know Nothing paper in the State—Us sun rose am! set in its admiration of the Order—it rould see no end to its existence and its power—it applauded its every act, even the burning oi the ballot boxes in Cincinnati- 1 -it rejoiced over tbe spread ot bigotry and intolerance, and the desecration of the ( (institu tion— it acknowledged itself tbe mere retailer of the midnight plottmgs of "Sam"—but now behold the change that lias come over the spirit of it- dieam. — Jn this SAME paper of la-:t Thursday, we find an edi torial from which we make the following extraoidi nary extract, which cannot fail to excite especial attention. The News begins to see clay light—in other word- the breaking up of Lodges all over the countiy, and the renunciations daily taking place seems to have awakened the editor to a lull know ledge of the hopeless degradation into which the late Whig party has sunk, as an organization, by uniting itself, through the agency of its newspapers, to the most corrupt and demoralizing faction that has ever disgraced tbe earth—in fact embodying all the poi son of all the factions that have existed since the formation of our glorious and beautilu! iorm ol Qo* vernriient. No wonder, then, that the News i> in the log —that it conceives that no man can conjec ture in WHAT PARTY" HE MAY DK FOUND eighteen months hence! Don't mistake, Mr. News, DEMOCRATS will be found then where they are now, maintaining the Con-titution ot the country, and rallying under the Flag bequeathed to them by the Declaration ot Independence. I hat the bark lantern party will he a heterogeneous mass ol contu sion in a good deal le-s than eighteen mouths, not knowing where they aie, what they are, or wheth er they are tending, is a fact too plain lo admit of the shadow of a doubt. But not so with Democrats. Their principles will then shine purer and brighter than ever; and those who will then he found stand ing on any other platform will he the subjects ol pi ty and comrriis-eration. We would a-k, in all kind ness, what inducement is there lor a man who was once a DEMOCRAT to remain in thi- forlorn and despised association, which its leaders admit cannot possibly hold together lor a period of eighteen months? We ask such to pause lor a moment and relied —and we entreat them, as they regard their own honor and welfare, and the true interests of our common country, to return to their old Iriends and the principles o their early love. Doit openly boldly—fearlessly—manfully. It is human to err— magnanimous to correct it. Let no man he either ashamed or afraid to do so. And to those \\ HHS who do not iV-el disposed to he bartered like mer chandize (and we know many such in Bedford county) we would likewise say, roine and go with a party which never conceals its principles —a parly which is the mother of every great n ea-tue under which our people and country has prospered and we leel saiisiied you will never regret The act. But we are digresssing. We simply intended to direct at tention to the breakers which have so singularly ul fected our neighbor of the News, for the benelit oi tho-e who may wish to escape the destruction that awaits all who cling to the trail bark : From the Philadelphia News. '•Powerful as the American party has shown it-ell to be, it cannot hope to he successful next fall, if it doe- not make nieiit and qualification a test in the selection of it- candidates. A party clogged with bad nominees, who have not the confidence of the public and are regarded as unworthy of support, must in the nature of things, be ephemeral. Starry, / its. if, is tm 11<mint of ri/'luriii™ strength. Curiosity may draw men into secret combinations, and exercise a potent influence lor a brief period; and obligations, express or implied, nay rest rum members lor a while, bur in a Republic, where freedom of thought and ot speech, and of action, are its crowning glories, such trammels will be speedily broken. The present political state ol affaire is an anomaly. It appears to have been the mis-ion ola new and powerful party, very appropriately called American, to swallow up, to a great extent, the old political or ganizations—an extent so great that the fragmentary remains of tho-e old organizations find no longer any difficulty to unite upon a set ot candidates in opposi tion toil —and, if we do not greatly err, the secrcsy of this new and powerful organization, so potent in the outstart m ministering to •!- success, is now it* chief i/ihirnt ot <"> r/. Nt , . and, in its practical opera tion, contributing vastly to the formation of a power ful combination against it. While the political ele ments are so confused and disordered, lie who can pluck a ray ol light Iroui the chaotic mas-; or he w ho can tell to what particular party he may be long; or in what position he may be found eighteen mouths hence must be endowed with an extraordinary quan tity of sagacity." A COLD FROST! C77"ln order to break the force ofthe powerful and truthful articles of the Chamber-luirg Repository and Whig again-t the Know Nothing conspiracy, the leaders of that disgraceful faction have put forth a charge that Col. M'Clure, the Editor, made applica tion for admi-sion to the Order, and was rejected— and, as this charge is almost daily repeated on the streets of Bedford, we deem it due to u brother Edi tor to lay his defence before the citizens of This place, which meet the charge boldly and without e qtiivocation. The editor admits that --1 Ire Reposito ry anil Whig contributed liberally to the early suc cess of the Order, when its intolerance and danger ous tendencies were stoutly denied by its members, and but imperfectly under-tood by outsiders," but, having fully satisfied himself of its wicked and dan gerous designs, he has no scruples in proclaiming the fact to the world, for doing which he will receive the applau.-e ot all sincere men. Will the conspira tors produce the EVIDENCE to sustain the charge they have preferred, now that they are challenged to do so, or will they add to the depravity which alrea dy attaches to llieir skirts by meanly insinuating that which they dare not attempt to prove.' Below will be found The extract to which we have alluded: "If we have been rejected by the Order, pray how are we to I corn it ! We should he glad to be inform ed correctly on the subject, and 11 there aie any min utes of the proceedings, and those minutes can be got to the public through other than perjured chan nels, the Council will oblige us by bringing them forth. We should be glad to know who was kind enough to propose us as a mem her—who kind enough to su-tam us—w ho made speeches on the occasion— who presided, and who, and how many, voted against us. W'e have heard —perhaps from sortie perjured man—that five men out ot any number in attendance could reject a candidate: and we conld chalk the hats of more than double that number of suckers anil hangers-on in the Order here, who would have the very best reason to pet form that kind office for u? — creatures who would dread our admission lioin mo tives too well known to need repeating. If they, or any others, have done it, no one is more willing that their action should have the widest publicity than the wriler of this article; and we have no fears that any names or reasons rati be given as against us in any organization, which would not benefit any re putable man by making them public. Let us have the proceedings—the vote —the names—the orators and all,certified to by President Kmc, as taken from the minutes by '"special dispensation," and we shall give them a prominent jiosition in this journal toge ther Willi all ci' know about "our application for mi mission into a certain Council of Americans-' 3 ln uendos are weapons known only to the coward's hand, and we want the unvarnished facts, satisfacto rily attested, if such exist on the records of the Coun cil. In anything that we have ever said or done touching the subject, we invite the fullest publicity and defy the fiercest criticism." CfP"Among the slrengeis in town we have hern pleased to meet with t'OL. KVKKIIAIIT , of Mart insburg, lilair county— Mr. Jos. Ilor.v. ol Pittsburg, and Mr. '.IM WI. editor of The A • ■ . "We lx?lv? that tlie fonrlli of March, IS. 1 !?, will Wtl ncs* I tie inauguration of an American President." "fel+gn: pit. And we believe that the fourth of March, 1537, will wit ires# the burial of the " party.*'— ! Hut seriously, would it he anything very strange for this country tjj have an American President ? Were i not Washington, Adams, Jefferson, .Madison, and Monroe, Americans ? Was it Adams 7 Jackson.'— Van-Buren / Harrison ? Polk? Taylor? or is it Pierce 7 Where are the anti-American act.-, of the anti-American Presidents? When was America sold j to a foreign power ? and to whom do we pay tribute} In short, what constitutes and who are Americans? k. SPLIT. OCT" We find the following piece of intelligence in the Cbambcrsburg W'hig of last Friday. Curious I times ahead : WK learn that a determined effort is now being I made by -i number of the mn-t respectable and in ! ffuential Know Nothings of this place, seconded by many of the rnoreliberal men throughout the county, to organize an American party entirely independent of secret councils, oaths, Ifcc. Calls are already e. circulation here and in a number of the districts, ami have been numerously signed. They propose to hold a public meeting at an early day in the Court House to give form and effect to their purpose." JLBV. Mr. TOKRKNCK, of the M. I!. Chinch, preached in the I.utlieian Church of this place on last Sabbath morning, to a lurge audience. His sermon is higldv spoken of by those who heard it. Protrstaul ami (atlioiie Views. r It has been clearly foreseen by all men of fore thought and sound judgment, that the present crusade I of proscription anil persecution which appears to he the very life of Knbw-Nothingisn:, will eventually enure to the benefit of the ( atholics, whom it Was specially designed to prostrate. Our Protestant friends, though at a late hour, are learning this les son, and one point of thought upon the subject is very strongly and forcibly presented in a late number of the New Orleans Christian .1 <1 twate, the Methodist organ of Louisiana, which says : '•A misfortune has befallen the controversy as be tween Catholics ami Protestants. Our opponents have suddenly been put at immense advantage.— The sympathies of a powerfnl party are unavoidably with them. Public speakers and journalists are be come their apologists and eulogists. Invidious com parisons are draw n between Catholics and Protest ants, in disparagement ol the latter, and by those who have hitherto thought and acted otherwise. A comparative!v feeble sect has been elevated into undue importance. According to the representation of tlie census, in ISTiO, the Roman Catholic Church has but 1,112 churches, which can accommodate on ly 621,001) hearers! Not one-eleventh ol the num ber of churches belonging to the Methodist, scarce ly more than one-eighth ol the number of Baptists, not one-tourth the number of the Presbyterians. It has rot one thiit v-third of the whole number report ed, while the Methodist have more than one-third, and the Bapti-ls nearly one-lourth. And this handful, a party a-piring to nationality, i proposes to resist ! It the General himself of Jesu its had been in Council, he could not more effectual ly have devised to weaken the Protestant ami agian dize the Catholic cause. Should this platform suc ceed to the government, we shall he put hack wheie F.iiglaiid was before the art ofCatbolic emancipation. This is laking steps backwards—back of ourselves. It gives Catholics the Tremendous benefit of peisecn ] Hon. That cry w ill rally to the sect hosts ol noble ; spirits, who otherwise would hold it in religious ab horrence. Many who were hanging loosely by the skirts of Catholicism, and being gradually but surety disintegrated from its communion.are tired with new zeal and compacted by the senseof oppression. The weapons of this warfare are not carnal. We acknowledge the kind intentions, but decline the al -1 of politicians. It is buidsome. This contro versy belongs to us—Protestant christians, Prote>t ! ant churches, Protestant journals anil societies, as such. We want no direct aid from government in managing it, believing that if left alone, with truth ' on our side, we can bring it forth to victory." We have on the other hand, in the la-t number of Brownson'fc Quarterly Rrviric, an elaborate article on the position of the Catholic Church with reference To Know-Nothing ism. The subject i- t lie late Know- Nothing Legislature of Massachusetts. The article , evidently comes from the hand of the Editor and is ! written with great severity, much of which, we be i lieve, every candid niiml will grant to be well de served. lie thinks that the Know-Nothing party is appropriately named, but that it> claims to be called the American party are not to he allowed, as he con j eiders it to be absolutely anti-American in principle and practice. lie glorifies the American char j acter —in that it is honest and liberal and open, ami says thut the secret organizations of the Know No things are not native with the American—that they are but copies of the Orange lodges of lieland, arid the Carbonari of Italy ; that they are un-American, and opposed to the great principles of genera! suffrage and eligibility ; that they are at war with the free , and manly exercise of that dearest right of freedom, the elective franchise. Politically, Or. Rrownson considers that "The party was devised to divide the democratic party, and to restore to power a party that under its own name anil organization had 10-t all chances of success," while in regard tolhe excite ; nient raised against the Roman Catholics, he belie , ves "The present storm will soon pa-s over, without ' doing ns any substantial injury. Foolis'h■ and vexa tion* iaws mar be repealed on the refti/mug good sense ot the people, or suffered to fall into desuetude. The great body ol tlie Catholic community have felt, and feel, no alarm, l'hey have been and aie perfect ly at their ease. Let tbern remain -o. American non-Catholics come, and will come, to their defence. There i- yet a sense of justice in the American peo ple, and the country is by no means prepared to make an exception, even against Catholics, to the great doctrines of equal rights and religions libeity which it has hitherto so loudly and energetically professed. This very pamphlet by Mr. Halp, which we have re ferred to, and the reception it lias met in our non- Catholic community, would prove it, if we have placed, and we intend still to place, a generous con fidence in our countrvmen, and we u ill not readily believe that they w ill suffer their I'rote-tant preju dices to carry them so tar as to deprive us of our Tights as a citizen, because we have exercised our natural ami constitutional right to embrace the Cath olic religion. We do not believe, and we will not believe, that thi* party represents the real sentiment of the American people." AN AV.W.AM HI: or I>l:l:Al>.—Yesterday there were one hundred cars loaded with (new) wheat at Chattanooga, ready to move, and the depot crammed to its utmost capacity. Two trains a i day arrive at Chattanooga, by the .Nashville road, and it was estimated yesterday that there tvere stored in that town 30,000 hnshels of i wheat, exclusive of that in store hy our road.— j From Chattanooga down to Etowah, the depots are all toll to bursting. On the 9th, there were j received at Calhoun 2,000 bushels, and the hands could not knock off" their loading till 11 o'clock at night. Major Young, the agent at Calhoun, thinks that from his depot alone, lie : will ship 100,000 bushels during the season.— To-day, live lull trains will he down, and we suppose each car will contain 130 sacks, i The rush of this description of freight lias been unprecedented, caused, as we learn, T>v the oiler of' New York Millers to give sl.2:"i for all wheat delivered at Depot by the 10th, and at Charleston and Savannah hy the 13th oft(lis ; month.— ]llanta (G'a.) Intelligencer, 1 2th. WHEAT AMI FT.orn IN KKNTCCKY.—The wheat

crop of Harrison county, hy., has been harves ted, and is selling at 97 cts. per bushel. Flour ' is held, in Cvnthiana, Kv., at ts.">,7f>as(i per I barrel. From lire Fulton Democrat. Temperance Legislation. This is the age of fanaticism. Laws are enaeteii to cure all kinds of moral and social evils, which if left alone would cure themselves. The morals ~t the people are to be mended not by argument addressed to their understandings but bv the force ol prohibito ry legal enactments. The effort has been and is now being made to legislate men into christians—a pro cess most absurd and ridiculous. The Blue laws of Connecticut are to he revived—eating and drinking are to be regulated by law, and the law we suppose will particularize the cut and style of our garments. It would he well to pause and reflect. It is our be lief, that the legal enact merits of the present day, from the Maine law down to that most ridiculous ami foolish of alt btwg, the anti-License Jug Law of the Pennsylvania Legislature, do more injury to the temperance cause than good. In tact sound temper ance principles are disappearing from our midst, and in their place we have the empty and vapid ranting of fanatical ami interested place seeking demagogues. Moral suasion is discarded. Argument is avoided. Laws ore sought to he enacted which public opinion condemn, and as a consequence the cause sought to he benefitted is really injured. We confidently be lieve that no good effects can llow trcm so much leg islation on the subject of temperance. In an addiess to the people of Kentucky in F3l-, the Patriot HKNIIV CI.AV, made use of the following memorable language which should lie laid to heart by the tenqieraiice lun atics of the present day : "I protest against any inference of my being inim ical to the Temperance cause.— On the contrary, 1 think it unadmirahle cause that has done great good, ami will continue to do good as long a- LKt.AL CO- F.RPIO.N' IS NOT KM PI.OI 1!D, ami it rests evrlu sively itjsin PRRSfJAMON, AND ITS OWN IN TRINSIC MERITS." From the Philadelphia Argus- Prohibitory Liquor Law in .New lork. The Prohibitory Liquor Law in New Vork is prov ing an abortion and a nuisance, ami all true tnetuis id morality are regretting it- enactment. The dis covery is made that It cannot he enforced. There is a prosecution now and then, and here and theie a de cision -one this way and another that one strength ening tin- law another weakening it, but now line is the law- found to have the life and vitality of a real existence. The first seizures of iiqr-or in the vicinity of New Wirk, under the law', took place in Williamsburg on Tuesday. Two lots were seized, one valued at $2,0(K1, ami the other at Ihe counsel ell he associated liquor dealers attended to the cases, in allot which the decisions were postpon ed. In Albany the first trial under the law has led to outrage and unusual excitement. The finale ol that affair is thus stated by the Albany Krgintrr: After the hearing the crowd began to leave the Court loom under considerable excitement. Mr. C. P. Williams, the complainant, attempted to pa-s out into the stiect, hut as he reached the head of the stairs, he was seized by a number of per-mis and vi olently hauled down the stairs upon the platform half way between the two lloors. where he leli, or was piostiated, unable to rise. His hat was knocked off, ami then u hag of powdered charcoal, previously pre pared and brought to the office, was emptied over him from head to foot,penetrating every seam of his gar ments, and filling his ryes, ears and hair. He was then a--u I led by thejeers and taunts ol tho-e who as sisted in or witnessed his treatment with cries of "He is ill unk," "he is drunk." The only officer in attendance made his way to the stairs as soon as pos sible, hut failed to secure the arrest ot any one en gazed in the outrage. Indeed, the multitude cried ."a hundred do! it." nnu seemed prepared to defend any one individual fiom the charge. Several arrests have been made in Brooklyn, and a number of seizures in various towns in the interior. The law, however, is everywhere found to be value less, and its chief tendency to give business to the Courts. The Jhm/il, of Thursday, says: Otir liquor law is an abortion—a humbug—a nui sance—a perfectly dead letter. Kxcept in the occa skin-il arrest of n man overburdened with liquor, we are not aware that it is in the slighte-t degree res pected, from Cony l-iaml to Lake Erie. The tier mans quaff their lager beer in larger quantities than ever, the Irish their whiskey, the French their wines, and the natives a little of everything, as if it were a viifue ttius to express their i>|*-u defiance of this senseless law* for the encourgement ol bard diluting. The liquor sellers have ul.-o the advantage ot tree trade. No licenses are granted, so they have none to pay for. The law is thus a perfect godsend to the low grog shops, where the iniquity of had liquor and haul customers are most abundant. In a word, from the practical working of this law, professedly intend ed for the to'.al abolition ot liquor drinking, human ingenuity could not r!evi-e a more successful expe dient lor the encouragement of intemperance. See ing is believing. 'S in- Ccnselery, *2. Mr. KIHTOE: —iu my communication of la-t week, I urged the propriety unit necessity o! a new ground, fiom the fact, that our present places ol in terment are in such a neglected and dilapidated con dition and so exposed to depredations ot every kind, that there is little use in an attempt on the part ot individual citizen?, to bestow that cure on tiie resting place of tbe departed. Which decency requires—those tributes ol affectionate remembrance, alike beautiful iu themselves, and consoling and purifying to the heart of sorrow (let s!oici-in assert what it will, to tin* contrary.) There are those who hesitate not to say, that it i> useless, unavailing and a waste of rime and money, to deck the grave with marble, and ever green, and lloers. "The dead" say they "are not conscious of tile care liestowed-—are inseti-rblc to the incense and puie offering uffectiou brings they led it not." J'tu/wv* ft t * ei, njul /ift7/ffjif ft iff n"'.— I'rihuji* the spirits of the departed /., nut witness the teais ol the stiickeri nioiinier,'/ /fit see their sor rows and the tributes their broken hearts bring. It is not ours now to strive with unavailing effort, to solve the mystery which a Wise and t.'ood God lias thrown arouiid the giave—not ours to lilt the veil and see "if friends so dear, are hoving near To welcome us lo Heaven." Neither is it ours to show Ijovv holy and pure offi ces rendered to the dead, benefit and bless the living. I'hey who-e experience has not taught them this, will not be convinced by argument. They who have proven the truth of the position will need no aigu uieut to enforce the duty. We as before intimated ask not for another place of interment, that ostenta tions grief may better have an oppntiinit y to rear it gorgeous column, nor yet alone that humble sorrow may be induced to erect its modest memorial, lint we think the ashes oft he dead should, beyond a possibil ity,be free from desecration, and because under exis ting circumstances this cannot tin the case, we are glad other arrangements are being made. Were the open, exposed state of our grave yards t lit? only ob jection we bad to them, it could be remedied by a little energy, but they (or some of them at least) are now filled a nd the only guarantee surviving li ieiuls can have, that very soon t he ashes ol the dead will not be scattered by the spade of the sexton, is to wall them in with brick or stone, 01 provide an expensive Iron railing as tiieii guard. A Cemetery properly man aged. as tbe one in contemplation will be, will obviate all difficulty. Each will have their own speiate ground with a good deed, aftd though no monument may mark the grave, bv the terms of the Charter and pro visions of tbe Constitution of tbe corporation, it will lie perpetually protected. But more ol tins here after. We have spoken nfthe necessitv. The prac ticability of the enterprise will demand our attention at another lime. 11. A BOI.D FAI.SKHOOD.—One ol the resolutions of the Know-Nothing convention at Philadel- phia opens as inllows : "A'CAO/W#/, That the American party, having arisen upon the ruins and in spite ol the oflfx>- sition ol the whig and democratic parties," \,c. And vet the only party that the Know-Noth ings rail at and abuse, the only one that has defied and is bound to destroy them, the only one their speakers and papers dread, is the Democratic party. Richmond Enquirer. A FN;or.At: SHOT.— IlcrcAt.o, Jri.V 18.— H E learn from Erie that a store in that place was ! entered on Monday night IJv a burglar, who, in : tin* course it his inflations, awoke :w/ young men who were sleeping in the store—one ol whom took a rifle and ordered the burglar, who had jnst got outside the door, to stop, hut pay ing no attention to the request, and perseve ring in his attempt to escape, he was shot in tlx* neck. I'pon an examination, the wounded man was discovered to he a carpenter wild has heretofore been considered a respectable citizen. It is now supposed t hat he is the person who has committed several ol the recent burglaries which ; have taken place at Erie. It is impossible lor him to survive. REXOIXIIXG KSOU'-KOTMMISM. READINC. June 22d, INNA. HEN IA M 1 ft 11. BREWSTER, Esq., HrvjiccfrJ Sir: —Th- American Party of Berks County intend celebrating the Seventy i Eighth Anniversary of American Indepen dence, on "the City Island," and 1 have been authorized by the Committee of Arrangements to extend an in citation to you, and others, to j i address them on that day. Be assured, sir, it will ailord the members of the American Party great gratification to hear you on that occasion. . An early reply is respectfully asked, j With great respect, I remain yours, &.C., CUABLES I\. KOUESON, j Chairman of the Committee of Arrangements. SATURDAY EVENIM., June 2'M. IS:f. ') ! 4 York Buildings, Walnut St. Phila. J .My Dear Sir : I have received vour letter to-d.iv.-- I cannot accept of your invitation I desire to take no active part in polities. Be sides. 1 feel obliged to say, that J do not sub scribe to the doctrines of the American party, as they have been pronounced by its Convention. As 1 have before this said, it will !e well to coi reel the abuses of the Naturalization Laws, secure their administration, and amend their delects—further than this 1 am riot pre pared logo. To do more would he to do evil, and end in persecution! It has been the hope ' ol ail men who valued the right and duty ol sul | frage, to correct the errors of nor two great par lies, with reference to the Naturalized voters. But evils, which alter all in a country like this, can only be transient, should not be remedied by subverting the very foundation of republican democracy. We must not attempt to check the abuse of a great principle by tiampling the prin ciple itself under foot. Suffrage i> a political right, but as we have hitherto taught and prac tised, it is a human right due to a mail, because of his manhood. B-ing governed by society, lie may sav how he shall he governed. to regulate this right, would he proper—to abridge ami wholly lefuse it, would he wrong. iTo Irown down and punish demagogues, who; would combine bodies of naturalized voters to corrupt and demoralize the Democratic party, and abuse the Democratic, principle ol suffrage, j would he right and just. To prevent by law, i the recurrence of those pernicious conspiracies is j all that should be asked—more than that, would be to make slaves ol those men who were pro scribed, strip them of their manhood, and de grade a republic of Democrats into a popular pespntisn . For niv part, I never have thought, and I can never believe, that it is either wise oi just to enact iaws or encourage opinions that will result in religions or even political intoler ance. It is hard enough from the very infirmi ty of our natures, to fculfer our individual judg ments to he tainted with prejudices aiising from differences of opinion : but let us not cor rupt our laws or our political organizations, Wlttl the pursuit erf rejej;if>s pitit ical persecu tion. Such things end in tyranny, degrading alike to the inler and the mled—whether the ruler he a great popular party or a monarch, or tile ruled he a miserable man, or a wr trie d, ! beaten down minority. It is all inhuman. ! Two hundred \ ears ago, in the fury ami con fusion of lie!te|||on, Milton, that old i blind republican, thus proclaimed the simple ! principle upon which all rational, all legal lib j erty must depend—"No man who knows aught, I can t.e so stupid as t ) ilenv that ail men natu rally U'trc born free, being the image ami re semblance ol Cod himself/ Let us not, in our 1 resentment at those who have abused their free dom and hurt us, do that which would violate "religion, li!**rtv, honor, safety, all concern ments, divine or human." i 1 am, sir, with respect, most truly, rNc, BENJAMIN H. BRF.WSTER. - - - Attempt to Blow tip a House in Rhode Island. We published a telegraphic account some days ago, of this diabolical attempt. The fol lowing is from the Providence Journal of the 1 3th. One of the most infamous attempts to destroy life and property ever known in this region, was ; made on Thursday night, happily without fatal result. The particulars, as far as they have been communicated to us, are briefly as fol ; loyvs :—At about 12 o'clock on the night of the i 12th instant, an explosion of a large quantity of . gun poyy dm took place in the house of John ; Esq. formerly a deputy Sheriff and member of the General Assembly from North; Providence. The house is situated on Smith j ; street, just west o! the city line, and at hut a j lew steps distance from several other dwelling houses. There were six or eight persons in the i house at the lime, all of whom w ere asleep.— None of tliem sustained any injury except Mr. i , Tucker, who yvus hurled from his bed by the ; violence of the explosion several feet into an ; adjoining room, the partition hetyveen which i and his bleeping room had been thrown doyvn j by the shock. His hand was slightly burned and he su lie red lioin the effects of the sudden . jar, hut was not supposed to he dangerously j hurt. liis escape from immediate death is short of, j miraculous. By the investigation made on Fri day morning, it appeals that a keg of gtmpow dei was placed in his chamber, on the first floor j of the house, directly under the head of his bed. j Ail augur hole had been bored through the! floor into the cellar window, where it yvas easi- j ! ly fired from the street, running directly by the | yy est side of the house. The explosion was of j such violence as to raise the bedstead on end, j hurling Mr. Tucker from it as already stated. : Every partition on the lower floor of the house j yvas thrown doyvn, a considerable portion of the j house yvas thrown some distance across the street, all the windows in the loyver story were broken, and most of the sash throrr n out of the j casings, and the east and south ends of the bowse i yvere wrenched in such a manner that it is sur i prising the house should have withstood so vio- I lent a shock. The floor of the room over that j in which the explosion took place, settled some I three feet, rendering it difficult for the inmates tu escape in the confusion attending the first alarm, which they tmp|xtsed arose h.,in i|, P Inmsr being on lire. Nearly every article of furniture in |f„. house was destj'oysi. One y isioi stales that theunly object he saw which appeared uninjured v ; ,s an old-fashioned clock, which had stopped a t the moment of the explosion. The of wood, substantially built, handsondv finished and nearly new. It was hvo stories high, with a basement, and an all on the south. The dim age we have heard estimated at tyyb or three thousand dollars, and upwauls. There can, un fortunately, he no doubt as the yvorse than dia bolical malice that caused this explosion. It i yvas produced d.-signediy, and yvitb an iiig.uui j ty and a deliberate intention to commit rvlmb ; sale murder, the baseness of which no languae,. can express. Mr. Tucker is a man of so kind a disposition,so generally esteemed lor his probi ty and intelligence. a> to be the la>t to excite such an enmity. But even were it otherwige there is an unparalleled atrocity in cuntrivinu* means to wrea.k vengeance upon him, which; hut for some happy and nnlooked for iuterposi tion, must have involved the destruction of y) many others. We trust that no efiort yviil |„. j spared to feriet out the perpetrators of horri ble a crime, and that the police will display their vigilance and segncitv in bringing them to punishment. A reward should he immediately offered, libera! enough to accomplish the i n of justice in a case of such peculiar attrocitv j A Horrible Murder iti Algiers. Just before daylight on the morning of the •fib a horrible murder was committed in Algiers, mar the Third District Ferry Landing. An old man, named Fiancis Berard, aged 4b years, a native of Switzerland, lived in a small liuiis yvitli his yvil'e: in one end of the establishment he kept a small grocery. Just before daylight the house yvas broken into by robbers, the ar moir broken open, and the old man, who yy as lying in bed-with his yvife, yy as strangled to death. His neck yy as completely crushed in. and hi.; skull was fractured by a bloyv with a j hammer, "'lie wife says she yvas asleep yvlici* tin y entered, and yvas awakened by a gurgling sound proceeding from her husband. She yy-js fu iii tin an in her bed by some person for a con siderable time, hut finally was released, got up and ran out to g<-t assistance, and when she re turned she found her husband lying across the ; store step dead, and the murderers had fled. The i cartilages ot the throat yvere crushed and brie ken. A heavy stick that trie poor man hadal yyays placed by his bedside, yvas found in anoth er pail ol the house. The armoir yvas broken open, but nothing disturbed. The robbers had no light with them, and of course could not be seen by the v. ile. It is supposed that, finding the old man yvas about to ayvake, one of the scoundrels must have choked him almost to death, and when the yvile fled to alarm the neighbors, lie probably got up, and yvas pursu ing them out through the grocery, when they knocked him on the head yvitii a hatchet.—A". 0. Delia. Tin; ADVENTURES OF A SIOOO BILL.—A poor colored woman called, last Sunday, mi Capt. Moynan and stated that she had been rob bed of a thousand dollar bank hill by a little slave boy of hers. She stated that she resided in Custom-house street, between Royal and Bourbon, and that the slave boy had stolen the hill are) taken it out into the street, where he showed it to a voting white lad and then went into a house kept by a negro woman. The white !aJ, to whom he showed the bill, came immediately and told her what he had seen, and on looking for the bill she discovered that it had been taken. She at once searched tile Uiv. lie denied all knowledge of it at first, but foul ly said he had given a bill to this coi ned we iioii. The woman yvho had lost the money at once tepaired to the house of the other, and in quired for it : the latter, with the greatest s-uig fcob/, handed her a five dollar bill, saying sio had taken it froi: tlx.- hoy and intended return ing if- The Chief, after listening to her storv.afnnre dispatched on of" his specials, officer Home, in si audi of the fugitive hill. Home went tothe house of the suspected colored woman, and found a yvhite man in company with her, who shelv ed some disposition to turn the officer out ol the house, and yvas highly indignant that he should have had the unblushing impudence to come to the house of a "respectable colored yeoman, kept by a white geimnen," to search for stolen money. Officer Home told them bo!h, however, that lie yvas not to he done in that way, and thaj if ! the money yvas not at once forthcoming he would arrest them both. The woman then cal led Home into tie- back yard, where another woman was pretending to yy hip a hoy. and going up to tile boy, she put her hand into his pocket, , and polled out a slip of paper vyhicli proved to be the missing thousand dollar hili. The nffi ' cer concluded the thing was cunningly cnmig'i come over, took the money and gladdened the heart of the other poor woman, who had grown nearly sick from despair of never again seeing her money.—.V. 0. Delta, Jul// 10. To Mcxn BROKEN CIUXA.—Take unslacke! lime, made fine by pounding and griii'h"-- yvliich mix with the white of an egg. t" tin* consistency of starch or paint; thorough') cleanse and dry the edges to be united, then 3 I " plv the mixture to the parts to lie cement"' place therr. together firmly, and let them t i come perfectly dry. Articles thus wended CJII he handled or washed yvilbout injury. r,;. BEDFORD .MINERAL SPRING AS-0("!A --TION. A meeting ot* the Comini-sioner- name', the Act ut Assembly incorporating "7 * ' itliimral AitoriiUinu," ivill lie lifld - u i bed lor it Springs on Tliur>ilay 2d August next,a- ''' dock, lb 31. for the purpose of making arrangw l - • to open books to receive subscriptions to the cap- - stock ot said Association. U A U It I i: D: At Centrevitle, Beilfonl Co., on thp 1- ; 1 '""'v. Rev. .1. V. Whiteside, .Mr. JOHN" WKFJTZ, tp JANE OLIVER. . , On Tuesitav the 2tth inst., by Re*. ' ■ "jfj! 1 .- .Mr. CKORGE SHEARJIK, to- .Viae KJJ2.W- 1 ' SMITH. _ 0 S Oh At Blood-Rnn. on the tlth inst., Mrs. ' ar ,. of.Mr. Sarnne! Render, of that place, agei 1" month, and to day. la2' : ' In Hertford, on last Thursday evening. M ,s \'' u /j 7 , ter ot Jackson and C'.ithai me t'jyK>r, a o' ' - ! iwontbs jiul nine days.