Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, August 31, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated August 31, 1855 Page 2
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THE BEDFORD GAZETTE. Hcdt'oi'd, Auji, G. W. Bcwman, Editor and Proprietor- Democratic (Conciliate for Canal Commis sioner, HON. ARNOLD FLUMER, OF VENAXCO RORXTY. DEM OCR i?IT ~ COI \TV .IIF.ETIXG. Qy The Democracy of BEDFORD County will tin Id a (■rami in the Court-House in the Borough of Bedford on .MONDAY EVENING of the appioaching County Court lor the purpose of nominating a Ticket to be .supported at the next election, and to adopt Mich measures as may be deemed necessary to secure its triumphant success at the Polls. A- there will he po amalgamation m the formation ol this Ticket—no trowing of the knee to any principle not recognized in the creed ofJEFFERSON, JACKSON, FOLK and PIK.KCK, it is earnestly hoped that every mail who still adheres to these glorious old land-marks will he present to give force and countenance to the pro ceedings. All who stand opposed to Know Xuthing ism— who repudiate the abominable acts of the late Legislature—and who desire, honestly, the triumph of DEMOCRATIC PRIXCI l'LF.S—are cordially in vited to attend. A number of able speakers will be present to address the meeting. THE K. A. WATCHWOKII! • JEp" " Initiate EVERY VOTER who mav " applv for admission into the Order. REJE( I' "NO VOTER 1 Re not afraid of exposure, as " it will not hurt our party. II there are some j " who do not wish to go to the Council, 'put j " them through' at their own homes, ~r nt your i " own house, OR ANV WHERE ELSE!" j This is the rallying cry now adopted hv the j Know Nothing wire-workers in Bedford, at the head of whom stands the man who gave the casting-vote in favor of the "JI'C LAW," the ; lion. F. R. Jordan, "Initiate. every voter? whether Cut Italic Priest, Irishman, Scotchman, Dutchman, Frenchman. Englishman, .Mvtcun. Hessian , or any body else, so that lie has a rote! i As infamous as is the proposition, it can't "hurt ; our (K. N.) Party." If llie Constitution had not pirevpnted thein last winter from conferring upon colored persons all the rights of citizenship, they would also call for the initiation of this j class of people into tlmir Lodges, on the ground I that no species of degradation "can hurt their party." No matter what the character of the voter—whether Christian, Mormon, Infidel, Do- I banchee—no matter where he was born, or to [ whom he. owes allegiance —if he only enjoys the ] right to rote, "put him through," regardless of Exposure —"at their own homes," "at your I own house," or, to carry out the figure, in a burn, row stable, privy, sheep stye, doggery, j gambling room, "or any where else !" Heretofore, the watchword has been, ". X'otic but Jlmericnns on Guard /" Now, put any bo dy on Guard so that he takes an Oath to sup- j port the leaders of this dark-lantern Order for office!—the plain meaning of the above quota tion ! Last August tlie motto was, "Down with all Catholics: nil Irishmen; all Germans: all grades \ of FOREIGNERS! Now this class of peo ple are invited into full fellowship, provided they have votes, and will swear eternal hostili ty to the Democratic Party. And this is the company in which the Christian .'hivacate, the Lutheran Observer, and certain .Ministers and official members in Churches find themselves, who entered into a defence of the order with the avowed charitable intention of crushing, by • an arm of flesh, all who dared to worship at a Catholic altar. What a Communion ! We venture to assert, that in the political history of the world there cannot be found so mean, so dirty, so infamous an appeal to white freemen as the above, and we think our honest Farmers f .Mechanics, and Working .Men, vvili recoil, as they would from a pestilence, from either uniting with, or remaining in an organi zation which thus proclaims its own disgrace. For a free white man to be threatened to be (logged to his house, his stable, his field, "or a i)}' other place," to be "put through" hv some sneaking know nothing night owl, who has ta ken upon himself the right to administer oaths, u so degrading to common decencv, that no man could believe it. did lie not see the record with his own eyes. It is now evident that the leaders of Know Notbingism would invest the 'POPE of ROME' with Supreme Power in this country, were he mean enough to join them, and had the othces and the patronage of the Government at his disposal. The time has arrived for independent FREE MEN to assert their rights in a bold, open, and fearless manner; and we trust we shall have such a meeting on next Monday evening as will satisfy the public that the good citizens of Bed ford county are determined to do their whole duty on the 2d Tuesday of October next. li. X. BLASPHEMY! KFThe Frederick Citizen says that a Mr. Steel, of Virginia, the great orator of a K. N. Demonstration made in that place recently, in speaking of those members of the order who be came ashamed of their association, and left the dark lanternites in time to vote for HBNUY A. WifE for Governor, denounced them in the fol lowing blasphemous terms: "They are. a doubly damned, deeply dyed, hell begot tvn, God-forsaken, hydra headed, triple tongued, cloven fooled, set of perjured traitors, whom if the earth, were the fulcrum, and the heavens the lever, almighty power could 'not in a thousand years raise to the common level of culprits." And these are the kind of men who head a party which desires to take Religion into its especial keeping ! ! Wm. B. Sipes, late an attache of the Pinna. Patriot office, has been appointed to a clerkship in Ihe llarrishurg Post Office. Prohibitory Liquor Law in New York. J CtyThe Judges of the Supreme Court of the second I Judicial District of New York have declared the l.i- j qnor Caw passed by the K. X. Legislature of that State, last winter, "as repugn art to the provisions of the Constitution for the protection of liberty and pro- j perty, and absolutely void. Judge Brown maintains that intoxicating liquors are property ill the fullest sense; that the Legislature eannot alter their nature, and cannot, therefore, forbid their sale. The Legis lature cannot declare liquor to be a nuisance. The right to inqiort conveys the right to sell. The TemjHiraxec question has been run into the ground by old harts and political mini iters, who, for !tic last few years, have been making this subject a one idea "hohhyf and the cause is in a worse coadi- : tion now than il \vas twenty years ago. The "JI G LAW" pas-ed by the Pennsylvania K. X. Legisla ture, and the law passed by the K. X. Legislature j in Massachusetts, rendering a man liable to a line of; $"200 and imprisonment ui the County jail for one year lor making either cider or currant wine, is alarming evidence of the disgraceful extent to which those political tricksters have carried the matter. 'Lite a cojle ?jj>ciE3p*3 I (T7* WILLIAM F. JOHNSTON, and twelve oth er old worn out harts, embodying all the elements of political iniquity, appear before the public in an ad dress in which they declare that they stand ''opposed \ to the rormption and tlabasement of OLD political '■ parties'" and ask the people to follow Them in anoth- j er*abolition crusade, now that Know Nothingrsm has had its day ! The ex-Governor and his twelve associates iletioitr.ee the action of the National K. X. ' Convention (on the slavery question.) which met in t Philadelphia in June last, in the following terms : j '•lt stultifies and degrades us b dure the people; and, • ; mofe than this, it pledges us to (in what we tnonr In j j he treatise, and to omit doing what we know to he riithl. j Were we to obey the command, we should gain no j more elections—nor should we deserve to gain them" This is the declaration ofWm. F. Johnston over : ! his own signature. Now, we ask the people to re- , | member that the Know Nothings of BEDFORD I COUNTY, a lew weeks since, met in Convention in ! Bedford, and passed resolutions solemnly endorsing j that very portion ol the K. X. National Convention thus denounced by JOHNSTON and his confederates, j consequently, in his estimation they stand branded as j stultified and degraded—as pledged to do what they j know to be wrong, and to omit doing what they know j to he right—as unworthy to gain any more elections • ! ; This is no fancy sketch—but the sentiments deliber ately uttered by two wings of a party professing to ; work in the same harness. Freemen of Bedford County, how do you likq the as sociation I KILL JOHNSTON opposed to the corrup | tions of OL1) political parties! llich, truly. He certainly looks upon the people a fools. [XT" We learn from the Beaver Star of last Friday that THOS. J. POWER, Gov. Pollock's especial pet, was badly defeated in the K. X. Convention of that | Count} on the -3d inst. lor a seat in the Legislature, I only having received 11 out of 12 votes! The Star i says it is gratifying to find rem jute. Democrats thus i rewarded by their new allies. The name of Oover i nor Pollock is about the poorest endorsement that i any office-seeking politician could lay hold of. His : ! administration is as stupid as a toad, and a> insipid as j a crab apple—despised by Democrats, and riiticalrd j by those who brought it into power. d?" We are indebted to Han. S. L. RI'SSJ&LL for i | valuable Public Documents. We are sorry that Mr. : j R. is not yet in ( ongre-s instead of Mr. ltob- j inson, lor bis course there indicated that of an up-j right man and an honorable politician. Although a uniform and consistent Whig, he has never bowed the knee to the dark spirit of Know Xothingism, but pro claims his op[>ositioi> to the Order as boldly as any! other man in the State. His vote in Congress, on this subject, when Know Xothingism was at its highest pitch, proved his devotion to the country and the Constitution. There are many Whigs in Bedford County, who feel proud to follow the example he has j set them. A New Rriigitm. "Brothers, let us have American liberty and A i mericun religion.'"— Sjtrrrlt o . Hun. K. tlaynrr, in ! Knuv-Nothing Convention. The religion of Christ used to be considered good enough for Americans, although it iliil originate in a foreign land. But that was when people were sim ile enough to credit its teachings, and believed that 1 something good could come even out of Nazareth.— i A new religion, it seems, i- now wanted, to keep pace with the new jjghts of Know Xothingism. If it is to be purely American, though, it must be eith er MorrnoriGm or Millerisin ; for these are the only 1 religions of American grow th that we know of.— \\ hich one our K. X. brethren will choose, is yet unreitain. But, certainly, by all means, let them have "an American religion"—lor there is nothing in the Christian religion which sanctions their pre scriptive and intolerant purposes. "Let ns in Pennsylvania, manage our local and Stale politics as the interests of the locality ' and the State may require."— Extract from Bill 1 Johnston's . Iddress, -lug. 10, 1855- V\ hy not, then, allow the Southern States the same right J Whilst Know .Xothingism de sires to rule Pennsylvania according to its nar | row and contracted views, it also wants to rule ' the local nfiiiins of States thousands of miles I away from us. Very patriotic in Old Bill, of bar-room memory! ! Casting I'p the. Vote. —The recent ejections are a good index of what will he the result in the Presidential battle of ISSG. Let us see how ; the account stands in electoral votes. The De mocrats have carried the following States : Majority. No. of Electors j Tennessee, 2,000 12 Virginia, 10,000 15 North Carolina, 9,000 10 Alabama, 10,000 9 i Texas, +,OOO 4* 31.000 50 Kentucky has gone Know-Nothing hy about four thousand majority. She has twelveVlec- j toral votes. Thus far in IS")5 the Democracy have beat their opponents more than four to one. The Bedford Gazelle Dy Was established by Charles McDowell, Esq. | on the 21st day of September, A. D. ISOS, conse-j quently on the 21st day of September next, it will have reached its 50th year, having never changed hands but once since the first No. was issued. If has entered upon the 21th volume under its present Pro prietor. Washington I'nion. C T Ihe VV ashington Union was never conducted with so much ability as at present. Its editorials are written with a degree of power, eloquence, and \ truth, such as never emanated from that city be fore. Every Democrat in the Nation must feel proud j of this great democratic o-gan located nt the Nation- j al seat ol Government. BT The Democrats of Old Northampton met in j J Ea-ton, in Mass .Meeting, on l.v-t Monday, week—j which the Argus represents as the largest August] meeting ever held in that place. The following, a- ] mortg. other resolutions, were unanimously adopted :} Resolved, That the conduct of the last Leg- ! isluture in passing the odious "Jug Law" in opposition to the expressed will of the people,: was an unwarrantable assumption of (rower, which cannot be top severely censured and con demned. That we disapprove of all laws which tend to abridge or interfere with the private j rights of man, and deny the right of any Leg-I islatnre to iince upon their constituents a law which they had rejected at the ballot box as ! unsuiled lo the wants and wishes ola free peo | !''<'• Risntvni, That we regard with bitter con-j tempt tie* passage of the act of out last Know- Nothing legislature, the increasing of the mem- j Iters par from S3OO to s.">o0 —abolishing the ; tonnage tax on the Pennsylvania Railroad, by • which the State loss is increased to $'250,000, i j and for lite creation of Banks and shaving shops, j all of which were approved by Gov. Pollock —and that we know it will surely receive the condemnation of the lax payers of Pennsylva nia. A WORD IN SEASON. ODD The following PLEDGE, or something sitni- i : lar, is being exacted from each member composing ; the Democratic Delegate Conventions in Peonsylva : ma—and will he applied to the Convention which j will be chosen on next Monday evening to make the nominations for Bedford county. The Pledge which j will be exacted from the candidates will be simitar | to that given by the York county candidates, which ; will he found on the iir-t page: j "The undersigned having been regularly j chosen as Delegates to the Democratic ('(uni ty Convention, do hereby voluntarily declare i that we belong to no secret or public political j organization, other than the Democratic party j —that we have no connection with the so call- j ! cd "Know-Nothings" and do not intend to ; have: and we further ex pi ess it as our deliber- i ate opinion that any man who w ill sign this Declaration, who, at the same time is a member j of that order, is unworthy public confidence and deserves tb * scorn and contempt of every honorable man in the community." Dr.vrii or A\ OI.D CITIZEN. —We are pained to chronicle the derni e of one of our oldest citizens, GEOIK R B. SIMNI., Esq., at th%advanced age of , nearly 7!) years, wbo died at his residence otiMou-i | day morning last. Mr. S. redded at his late place of residence for tip- • wards of thirty years, and few people in the county, j are -o well and favorably known to all e' <-es of the community a- he was. For the. last ten or fifteen years he had retired trom active business lilt*, al j though apparently hale and hearty—so that we al- j roost looked upon him as a relic of a past genera tion. East sprint it may be remembered, that his house i was burned down, and with it the old familiar ob jects that he had so loog looked upon that they had ! almo-t become household nods. The blow was a se vere one, and the prediction, made at the tine*, thaf I he would not survive the catastrophe, has been veri ! tied. , He was buried on the Thursday following on a ri- ; ! sink knoll on the northern part of bis farm followed ' to his last resting place by a large train of mourning i friends, and acquaintances, lie lived nine years over the time allotted to man, ami passed to eternity like San infant falls to sleep. Peace to his manes. He : died without an enemy, and in the full hope of a bliss- j j ful immortality.— Hullt tluy sb ttrg St autltittl. CD?" The Washington Union publishes the Fulton i ; county resolutions pase<| at the late Democratic ! meeting, quite a compliment to their author, JAMES !>. SI.NS Esq. editor ot the Democrat*. ' B E" Our fripmi Tax i on, editor of the Bollidays- ; burg Standard, one of the very best papers in Penn sylvania, anali/.es the present fupmv Nothing Ticket • (-elected in the midnight ()r for Blair county) in a manner which to prove interest- i : ing to the people at large; and, therefore, we take ! ' , great pleasure in laying his eloquent and lorcible ; j comments before the people of Bedford county, which are as follows : pw SOTHIMi XOaimiOM The die is east—the ordeal is past—and the coun try sale! The Blair County Know Nothing Xom- , ; inatioi s .ire made, although not yet officially annotin- ; ced. '1 lie patient patriots, who are so anxious to rule ; America, have, after much fighting and wrangling, I and totally disregarding the injun. tii'n of the Nation . ! al Council, that the "ollice should seek the man, and j •! not the man the office," selected the following pie- \ bald ticket. Ih- pure and disinterested patriotism of these Pope-fighters is sufficient to make a horse ' . grin : For Assembly—JOHN M. GIBEONF.Y. 1 " f'rothonotarv—JOSEPH BALDRIDGE. " Sheriff—GF.OßGK PORT. " Associate Judges—SAMUEL DEAN, JOHN : PENN JONES. " Commissioner—JAMES HUTCHINSON. j J here you have it—all pure patriots, tiesii from | the ran k of the—Know Nothings! John M. Gibboney is an old broken down politician, ! who has spent about twenty years ol his lite in the • "wild-hunt after office. 1p to last summer lie pro- , I te,-ed To he a Democrat, and has been a standing can- j j didate for every office within the gilt of the party.— i In ll'> he was appointed Rpgister and Recorder by | (iov. Shunk, on the formation of the new county.— , i Subsequently he wormed himself iuio numerous pet ty offices—made several unsuccessful attempts to get j appointments from ihe Canal Board—until the elec- j t:on ot President Pierce, when be received the Dun can-ville Post Office. It was ascertained last Suin . rner, that, tor the promise ot something more lucra tive, be had joined the K. N's, and the Democrats ol that place had fiirn removed. At tlie time of his re- I moval he declared over his own signature that he was : no Know Nothing, and had been sacrificed in conse j quence of his devotion to the temperance cau-e!— | What kind of a Representative would a man make I who could be guilty of such a wilful falsehood ? : Is he likely to he an improvement on the cattle pur- j chased by Simon Cameron last winter ! It is a rio j tor ions fact that John M. Gibboney is not qualified j : for the ollice, and we have less faith in his integuty j ; than we have in that ol any old broken-down office j hunter v.e know of. It will be a bitter pill for some ; j of the old Whigs lobe forced to swallow this ancient i i enemy; but the oaths are recorded, and it nni-t be j done. Joseph Baldridge has the nomination forProthono | tary. Against Baldridge we have little to say, fur- , ther than that his nomination is another brand of the ! j lie on Know Nothing professions, because he is not i ; fresh froru the ranksofthe people. He was posttnas- | j ter iii this place from ISI9 to IS.5], and since then j he has been the Prothonotarv in fact, in place of McXeal. elected to the office. W<?did not think that j he would have embraced the narrow bigotry of the ! i order; but having tasted the sweets of office, where ' ! the labor is light, and the pay heavy, he is loth to ! ; quit. However, he is not yet elected, and he way i "meet with troubles and trials on the way." For Sheriff. Geo. Port—at least so it is said, al- : | though at the time we write this, it is alleged that ; the result is not summed up. Assun ing that be' ! s 'he candidate, we have another tine specimen of a I man "fresh fiom the ranks of the people." He has i held the offices of Constable, Assessor, Coroner, Mercantile Appraiser and Court Crier for the last j nine or ten years, and has been a standing candidate j for a Whig nomination for the Sheriff's office, ever since Blair lias been a county. We presume he ba ses his claims for a nomination upon the fact that he ' was among the first that opened a K. N. J.odge in j this place. ; For Associate Judge, we have Samuel Dean and ! John Penn Jones. Ihe former has been a county i f ornmis-inner, and his name lias been prominently : Before the people for office ever since the orgamza i fion of the county. The latter had the County Trea sury for on-term, hut -till considers himself fresh 1 enough from the ranks of the people to have the pro- j (its of 8 little side show. His great terror of sworn secret societies kept him trom joining the order until he found that his political salvation or his success in the wild hunt for olfiee compelled him to rave.— He is a is ry pure patriot—tfil- old Afitimason is. j 'l'be last man on the list is an eX'Demoerat for j Commissioner, which makes it a perfect Kangaroo ' ticket, its greatest strength being in its rail. James I Hutchinson is a mar. ol more ability than Gibboney,' and a much more popular man. It is a notorious fact, that all the men.on this tick-' et are the supporters of the infamous JI.'G LAW pa-- ; sed by the late Legislature, as well as rank Alioli- j tioiusts. It the jieople ol Blair County are prepared , to elevate to office broken-down political office-seek- ' -i s so deeply tinged with the damnable heresies of I Yankee fanatic*, we mistake their honesty, their in- j telligeiice and their patriotism.— IM/ulaysbttrgStuit durd. The Tribune and Ihe IViinsilvania .Judi ciary, When a newspaper so reckless and unprincipled as the New York Tribune, speaks well of a public offi cer, he has good reason to suspect that there i souiethiug wrong ill Ins conduct. When,on therou-j tiary, that paper speaks evil of him, the intelligent and upright portion of the public at once unite in opinion that he has done something worlhv ol com mendation. When the Trihtmr call- Judge KANK "a fanatical, reckless, passionate Judge, who blinded bv rage,land impelled by hatred, is ready to make lalse coiistj net ions and violate rights/* the public may be assured that Judge KAMI-: has done something in sup- | M > rt ot that great Union of the States which the i Tribune and its negro pic nic friends desue to see ; di-solved. When Chief Justice Lewis is called "a skulking Chief Justice," because he did not officious ly volunteer an opinion on question- not necessarily arising in The case before him, all men of common sense will at once commend the prudence and sound i legal propriety of the course adopted by the Chief- Ju-tire. If lliat eminent jurist had followed the ex ample of the l'it hit h r' . favorite (Judge Culver), who \ attended and addressed a meeting of negroes, where sentiments of open ho-tility to our great Union woi* publicly proclaimed, and \v Inch adjourned willi cbeeis lor Passmore Williamson, he could have enjoyed the ; highest laudations of that degraded print. But Hea ven forbid that any Pennsylvania Judge should ever -o far debase himself as to receive praise from the , New York Tribune, for officiously pre-judging ques-j tions before they arise, or criminally participating in seditious and traitorous amalgamation meetings.— , Chief Justice Lewis has been the longest on the bench - of any Judge now in commission m the State. He has held, judicial stations under all the various changes which have takefl place in our constitution, and holds his present high office by the voice of the people of his native State, who have known him ail his lile,— j He is not officiously addicted to pre-judging questions f not before him; nor has he ever been known to shrink j I'rorjJ the faithful and fearless performance of hi- do- : ty it) till question* when they properly arise, If! there beany trait in the judicial character of Chief j Justice LEV. is which particularly distinguishes him, I it is bis perfect independence anil feari-s-ness in the : performance of ins duty. When Judge Sror.v, under ! a mistaken view of th* law, volunteered the celebra ted ppmiou in l'nuais vs. Pennsylvania, that the States had no right to legislate even in uffirmrtnrr. of hkrt ft Conitittitioiiul Mis<Jliunx , To surrender fugitive j slaves. Chief Justice I.iwis had the holdnes- to dis regard that opinion and execute the Pennsylvania sta tute,lor the surrender of fugitives from labor, notw ith staiKling Judge STOKY'S opinion, until the act was r-pealed by the Legj-lature of the t-!ate. When the I.egi-lafure passed the nppraisment law, prohibiting the sale of property for the payment of debts, unless , it brought two-thirds of its appraised value, Chief; Justice LEWIS not only pronounced the law unconsti tutional, because it impaired the obligation of con tract-, but di-regarded the opinion ol the Supreme Cuutt of the State iri its favor, on the ground that it was <a violation of the Constitution of the United * States—holding that on tnrka qnntion, he mu-t take : his iule of decision from the Supreme Court of the ■ Unified States, he then being Judge of the Second , Jiniif .il district of Pennsylvania. When the Legis ■ lature and the wealth and influence of the whole • were running wild n favor ol municipal sub- j 1 script ions to railroads, Judge LEWIS had the firmness j to nieet the constitutional question boldly, and to deny the power of the legislature to impose any such ; burthens on the people. Many other instances might be mentioned in the i 4im*r of the Chief Just show that of all charges he is least liable to That of "skulking" questions le gitimately bi ought heioie him. No man knows ihe j truth of what we have said, better than the Jirinrifill pniyrietue of the Tihnllf , although he has thought proper to promulgate this slander Ptiitnylvatiian. j : ACCIOEXT.—On Monday evening last a train ; !of trucks came down the new Portage Kail Road, accompanied I>v one of the State locomo : lives. At tlie Portage Iruti Works, while nin ! oing at a moderate rate of speed, one of the i wheels in the last tiuck broke anil a piefe ofj llie flange .struck HIUAM LENTZ (one of the employees on the road) immediately on the neck and mouth. The neck was gashed liigiit fullv, his jaw was fractured, and two or three of his teeth were knocked out. His wounds were dressed by Dr. H. T. CotiV-v, and he is doing well. He was setting on the hind truck at the time, and his escape from death was a I narrow on**.— I hllidfiynbi/ra S fan third. . "How CA.X I GET (;; r—Asked the hon- i est man who thoughtlessly entered the Ivnow , Nothing delis. Listen ! David, when perse- I cuted of Saul, and ungratefully treated by \a ■ bal, called God's name to witness that lie would smite unto death Nabal and his household.— Abigail, Na! ni's wife, went out with presents and met David, and David found that his vow i was wrong and fulfilled it not : hut permitted : Nalial arid his household to live. David was i a man after God's own heart. If any right-; eons man yet remains in Hip God-forsaken : Know-Nothing dens let him break his vow as did David the King,and escape from the wretch ! Ed association as soon as he can. CD?'Our old friend, I>. WILLIAMS, Esq. Proprietor of the Latrobe Hotel, is .-pending a few davs aJ the Bedford Springs, looking well, a< usual. He is well known as a Rail Road Contractor. i CoxrivßKß MEETIXC; —The Lbensburg Sentinel suggests Thursday, Sept. 13, as the (lav ] for the legislative conferees to assemble in Bed- i ford—in teply to which we would just say tlult j that that period is entirely too late—and we must insist that the conference be "held at the usual time, on Tuesday the Ith September. THE MARKETS. PHILADELPHIA, August 2S. . ! j The receipts ol Flour are increasing, the: i inspections of the past week amounting to ttp j wards 13,000 barrels. The market continues] exceedingly dull, and prices favor hovers.— j There is very little export demand, and the ] ] only transaction reported was +OO barrels, a j straight brand,at something less than $8,75 per j j barrel, the exact price not made public. The I | sales for home consumption are iiinited within ■ ! the range of $S 75a9 75 Ibr common and extra j brands, as in quality, and fancy lots at higher ; ; quotations. Rye Flour continues very scarce, ; and it is wanted at $7 25. A sale of 300 bar ! rels Pennsylvania Corn Meal at $+ 50 per bar- ; j rel, at which holders are firm. GRAIN—The demand for Wheat is limited, but prices are unchanged. Sales of 4a5000 ; bushels good and prime Delaware and Pennsyl vania red $1 SOal 83, mostly at the former rate i ] at which it closed dull, and white at $1 90al j 195 per bushel. A sale of 300 bushels Rye at $1 12. Corn is scarce—small sales of both yellow and whit° at 95 cents. Cats are un changed—2ooo bushels good Southern soldi at +0 cents per bushel. Strplifiis on kno\i-\o(hiigism. The H on. A. H. STKIIIKNS who is one op the a- i blest men of Georgia, ami u distinguished Whig mem ber of Congress, delivered recently at a dinner ten dered him by the citizen* of Columbia county, a most powerful appeal to his constituent*,on the dangerous character ol the new secret organization. Alter dis- i cussing at length one of the particular oath* of the i order which in the lace of the Constitution, imposes j a religious test, Mr. Stephens proceeds: "■But 1 cannot dwell upon this first degree obliga tion. It would take an hour to expose the mischie- j voits consequences that may he expected legitimate-' ly to How from the practical operation of the several parts of it. Such for in*tauce, us that which swears • every member of the party, in these words: "You will, in all political matters, so lar as 'ln order is concerned, comply with the will of the ma jority. though it may conflict with your own person al preference," &c. And again: "You will not, under anv circumstances, expose the name of any member ol this oiiler, nor reveal the existence of such an association." Mark this language—"under any circumstances." Suppose public duty should demand of a good citizen "unwittingly" drawn into it, to make known, not only the existence of such an association, but the vows of it- members; would good men, with no ob jects, ever want *ucli protection against expu-ureanil discovery, as is here most solemnly provided ? | But again: ••That you w ill answer an imperative notice issu ed by the proper authority ; obey the command of the i State Council, president or his deputy, will assemble I by such notice and respond to the claim of a sign or , crv of order, unless it b>- phy-ically impossible." j Fellow-citizens, you who are Know-Nothings, I do not wi-h to ray anything calculated to wound your ! feeling*, hut can you imagine anything more iiicou- j ■ si-tent with the manlines- of character which should characterize freemen, than this .obligation—this oath to obey the command of the president and his depu- j ty I Suppose that command should be to raise a not —a* wa-the case in Cincinnati. To scatter "red paper," bloody symbols to light up civil war in the ; laud! Ought a freeman then, iri advance, to swear that he will obey the command of any man on earth? I Did not a vow thus inconsiderately taken arid much j more inconsiderately kept by Herod, present the head j of John the Baptist on a charger, and may not a similar occurrence happen again ! And to respond i to the claim of a sign, or riy, of the "Order" unit-?* it be physically impossible! Now what liberty of thought, or right of judgment ' is reserved to a man as a freeman, alter taking, or \ while under such an obligation I I speak plainly, I and / tell you one and all. it I had ever taken it or it I were now under it, I would not let yonder suu go ! down before i would throw oft tins restriction upon j my own right of judgment—this bond upon my own ; Iree will, and this heavy yoke upon my independence ! as a man—uule-s it should he "physically impos-i --; ble!" I would break the bonds us Sam-on did the "withes." A freeman's strength lie-m his sovereign independence ! [A g"i:tleman in the crowd—Mr. Green—uiteirnp ted, asked Mr. Stephen-if he had lead the admoni tions given in charge, alter the obligation taken just : referred to by him.] Mr. Stephens. I have read the obligation, and the whole ol it. What follows in the ceremony of initia ted. I intend to read it. What the gentleman calls the admonitions com."- after the fid degree, 1 expect. That i will come to after a while, if my strength to speak so long will permit. This is the ceremony which follows initiation into the first degree. But one word as to the concluding pall of thi* oath : "Binding yourself in the penalty of excommunica tion from the Order, the lorle.ture of all intercourse with it- members, and being denounced in all the s>- : cieties of the same, us a- wilful traitor to your God and your country." Now, who commissioned von, or any of you, to de nounce a man a- "traitor 1o hi* God or his country?" Whence i* your aulhoritv derived? What Star Cham ber Court, worse than Spanish Inquisition, ever gave you such power over your fellow-citizens I But what follow* is in these words: "The candidates are then invested by the Instruc tor with everything appertaining to the first degree, with 1h" signs, countersign* and passwords, with the I "ign of recognition:' the •an-vver.' and the 'grip,' with Tlie means by which public notice of a meeting ■ is given, the -crv of di-tress,' the-sign ol caution alter which the President impresses on the initiated the importance of secrery, the manner of proceeding recommending candidates for initiation, and the re sponsibilitiy of the duties, which they have assum ed." A part of thi-, it is true, may he considered admon itory: but the most of it relate* to the *ign* and roun ; tersigns, the passwords and the "gr p." with the '"ign of caution" and the "cry of distress"—ail of which the new disciple, or neophyte, i* given to un dcr-tand he l* hound to respond to, tinh ss it be "phy sically impo**ible"—and under which it some "wor thy brother" abolitionist at the North should come , out here, and lie taken up. and he about to he lynch ed, as lie ought to be, he would confidently expect to be protected, if there were any members of The Order about. For the "cry ofdistres-" must under the ob ligation. be responded to, "unless it be phv*ically impossible." Is that the admonition the gentleman wanted read? [Mr. Green again interrupted, and was under*tood by Mr. S. to say, if he expected to be sustained and supported by the people o;'Columbia county he had better make no points with him.] Mr. S. continuing, said : My object, sir, is not to make points with you, or any other man. It is to present to the people here the principles of a party, which 1 think ladicallv wrong, exceedingly mischie vous and dangerous to the Republic. This I shall do, without any reference to the effect it may have upon mv beir.g sustained either by you, or by the people of Columbia county, or without any regard to the effect ;it may have either upon your vote or influence. I have no soft phrases or honeyed words to utter, eith er to gair. your vote or that of others. I am on no mealy-mouthed expedition in addressing the people oi this district. I shall speak respectfully, but frank ly—candidly, but boldly. let the consequences he what they may. "1 a*k no favors, and shall shrink i from no responsibility." A man who would flatter the ppople to get office, would, under different circumstances, lick the du*t Irom the foot ofa moraich for the *arne object. As I would scorn to do the last I equally scorn to do the ! fwst. So we may just as well understand ourselves and our positions in liii* particular before proceeding further ; and so far as my election is concerned, I do ; not intend to swerve the sixteenth thousandth part of a hair's breadth from my principles and my convic ; tions of duty to get a man's vote. lam quite as in ■ dependent a* you are, and 1 think more so, for I have ! not sworn to comply with the will of any set of men against my own—whether yon have or not is known to yourself. Should 1 be ejected, I shall feel not only grateful ' for, but gratified at, the continued confidence of the people of the District. But if by the exercise of their own free will—untrammelled, or unshackled, or even under trammels and shackles, voluntarily on their part assumed and worn, they signify at the polls a I preference for another. I sha'l not utter a murmur.— : From that independent spirit with which 1 was born. ; and with which I am this day sustained. 1 shall at my : quiet home draw,even in defeat, more pleasure, peace and contenment. than success with all its honors could possibly afford if attended with a consciousness that they had been acquired by the slightest sacrifice of principle. I have no selfish or venal term* to of fer or accept by which I shall ever hold office. Had 1 been ha*e enough to enter into "stipulations," as | some have reported, triey know very well where I could have got it upon much better "terms" than j those I choose to stand upon before you. Mv terms j are those of an independent freeman unaided by pow j er, unseduced by (latterry and incorruptible by the i rewards of olfice or "the hopes thereof." If you or j your party, had the world in a swing, and all its king i doins at your disposal, and were to offer the whole i of them to me, as Satan did Christ, on the condition : lhat 1 should bow down and worship at your unholv ; shrine, 1 would spurn your proffered honors. This I ( w rote to one who professed to he a friend and who , presented the temptation of silence. This 1 say to j you—l shall never be silent when I believe my ; country is ir danger No, never ! If for this you ! strike me down, strike me down ! I A FRANK ADMISSION FROM A KNOW-NOTII- I ING ORGAN*. —Prior to the late elections in Ten ; nessee, Kentucky, and North Carolina, the ; Buffalo (New-York) Commercial, a leading j Know-Nothing organ, made the following frank I admission,. which was not only uttered in sin i eerily, hut has the merit of being founded. in : truth : "If C entry is defeated in Ten lessee , Democrats achieve decided success y 1 iroliua, the American party will no s,,' M " j have an existence as a national organizai, Even if I hey win a signal victory"i H jOn Monday next, it will avail jb,.,,, - coming ui<on an overthrow in i( ie . "-* I named." w 1 j"t I The Albany Arg.tsof the 9th i,^ : . nt f following seasonable comment on the,ahov,- : "The Buffalo Commercial usel J language in an article concerning the el*,.''''* in North Carolina and Tennessee, whi cu peared in that paper on the tM instant.' 'p-* ; contingency suggested has occurred. Ger'" is defeated in Tennessee, and the democrats I achieved a decided success in North Ca —electing, ill the latter Slate, five eight members of Congress. The Buffalo C,. mercial isa Know-Nothing paper, and <,t\ looks with anxiety ii|>on the result of the j mer elections, it very frankly stat*sth* . ~ portance of the struggle in Tennessee and \ Carolina, and does not over-estimate the u•' ence of a result adverse to Know-Sothine*,. Following upon the he.-ls of a defeat in V,"/. . io, the repulse in the two former Stat** the question that the order has no p . ' strength in the South, and 'will no longer h>". an existence as a national organization.' Yi j Commercial is right in its conclusion that * cess in Kentucky, which the Kn.\v-\ii : have probably secured, 'will avail them |..,q' ing, coming upon an everthrow in the 0 - States just named. Know-Nnthingisni mm ; appears from the stage a-? a powerful element, and t!w Presidential contest ujjji. conducted uninfluenced, to any considerable extent, by this disturbing force. "It is to he presumed that candid and j ntl ,|. ligent members of the order, alter this disbar admission by one of its leading and its organs, that it 'no longer has an existence ..., national organization,' will prefer to abac ; * its past pretensions in that respect, to r-v! the mission of the order as ended, and to at! themselves to such living orgraiiizatinns a.< -1 j accord with their sympathies. Democrat-, t seems to us, will not deem it wise to sept-rat* themselves longer from their political brethr-n in the expectation that this secret order veil! j have the power to accomplish any result.* v.:., I they desire.' I The contingency suggested hv the (■; • I Commercial has not only occured, but Alatan *. J too, lias proclaimed in thunder tones to . I ter States, that Know-Nothingism cannot | wu . I an existence as a national organization. I The LouixYtlle 15tots. I We have published every statement, no mat- I ter upon which side, which seemed calculi' I to shed light on the origin and character of ti- I lale deplorable riot* connected with the L ... R ville election. These statements seem to rsui- I lis!) beyond controversy the following pants I 1. That the Mayor, Council ami i' lh- R I Louisville were affiliated with th" Ktmw-M - R ings, well known on all sides to desire th- I cess ol their ticket, and ttint tlie p.'ls. B arid out, were controlled by that part v. 1 That it was manifest before the *l*r R that the toll vote cmild not he [Milled 11:.ia parties cordially united in securing th- . R facilities for rapid and uninterrupted v • s ,'L That the Anti-Know-Njlliing ■-g. ;• R tion, in view of these facts, app-aled -! R dav of election to the Know-Nothing main :• B tees for a united and cordial effort to S"iu ■ - R sonable access to file polls to every legal ml-r I j but the overture was unceremoniously rep*.* . R 4-. That the polls were surrounded fteforeacd R alter they were opened hv formidable f-iiio R I the midnight Order, known to and con r • R I rating with each other by means of secrets; • ■ or pass-words, who allowed voters who. K "seen Sam" to pass in, while they rx<. ■ those who could not give the required . B i but especially those whose garb or speech; • ■ j claimed them of foreign liirth. | •"). That this game was jdaved so oproly H it early liecatne obvious that the votes L I ' j ■ great body of the adopted citizens cetil ! ■ ■ polled : and a remonstrance again.*! it ' * I Hon. Wm. P. Thomasson was resenteci v v - H sonal violence. The Hon. William Pro '• I the present Whig Representative in (.origress K from the District and the Anti-Know-N V 1 candidate for re-election, upon visiting tlie p. * | and seeing that the adopted citizens could v H exercise their tight if at ail without suNject.rg I themselves to violence and outrage, adv - I them to make rto further attempt to vote,: i.t B I j let tile election go hv default. | (i'. That man vof the adopted citizens, dr I Iv excited hv their virtual di.sfranctiisei" r ' : ' anii | 1 ; indignant at the outrageous conduct '' Know-Nothings on and off tlie electu>t) ! 01 '• R . ! doubtless infuriated also by the liquor w, | flows too freelv on such occasions, n inn i.| a riot by attacks on those whom they km' | ; supposed to l>e Know-Nothings, tiring | streets and killing or wounding several i HI> r t 7. That these riotous outbreaks were i j ■ ed hv the more numerous and better a- | ; Knovv-Nothings, who attacked the fiouse-. R i' which shots were alleged to have been lif • • B merely with guns but with torches, ■ - R ■ down whole blocks of Irish dwellings and * ' ing those whom the flames drove thence. *• | some ten or fifteen Irish and Germans <ie * or roasted. f I S. That the Catholic Cathedral and th" I ' of the Ariti-Know-Nothing journals ■ Iv saved from destruction at the hands ! 1 I i armed, infuriated Know-Nothing " 0,1 ;V . i most strenuous exertions of the Mayor ar > ■ ■ prominent Know-Nothings—the attack ■ • Cathedral being stimulated hv the u*i'Hl . hood that the Catholics had armssloret- ■ ;j —a lie which the Mayor officially c.-- f r , r ■ ' I —We believe the foregoing ' ■ j fact essential to a clear understanding ■ j i case. We forbear comment to-day? ' ■ ; j than to sav that Louisville has been '• B ' of many excited election contests, v 1 Irish and German-born citizens freelv , , pated, hut we do not remember that \ ■ r ever till now charged with exotic- ' ( . ■ these elections. There is doubtless ' : the fact that this was by far the n*' | ■ J and bloody election riot ever \ 1 country. Even the liacas that 1 " > outbreak of Nativistn at Philadelph' 3 • ' was less destructive. j When men are banded by a c " n t "',' a W : H ment that a jiart of our voting pop" •' |( not to be entitled to the right of s"' r3 '-1 very natural presumption that they vr ■ , or to give force to this conviction. | ■ . . ABl RNT OITKCIN* TO f' l " ' ■i Louisville Times of the 9th inst., 11 i about 4 o'clock on the previous I

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