Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, September 7, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated September 7, 1855 Page 1
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BY H. BOWWAIV. NEW SERIES. Select JJoetrn GOOD TEMPER. There's not a cheaper thing on earth, Nor yet one halt" so (iear ; 'lis worth more than distinguished birth, Or thousands gained a year. It lends the day a new delight; Tis- virtue's firmest shield; And adds more beauty to the night Than all the stars may yield. It maketh poverty content; To sorrow whi-pers peace; It is a gilt from heaven sent For mortals to increase. It meets you with a smiie at morn, It lulls you to repose. A (lower for peer and peasant born, An everlasting rose. A charm to banish grief away, lo snatch the brow from care; Turns tears to smiles, makes dullness gay Spreads gladness everywhere; And yet 'tis cheap as summer dew, That gems the lily's breast; A talisman for love, as true As ever man possessed. A = 'miles the rainbow through the cloud When threat'ning storm begin As music 'mid the tempest loud, 1 hat still its sweet way win* As springs an arch across the tide; W here waves conliicring foam. So come-: this seraph to our side, 1 bis angel ol our home. hut may this wondrous spirit he With power unheard before ' I MS charm, the bright divinity i Good temper—nothing more. Good temper—'tis the choie.j ejft I iat woman homeward brings AT : can the poore.t peasant lilt lo blis- unknown to kings. Iron) the Detroit Free Artie oo ]<!•;- UTTER FROM i,E\. (iS.V, On Anoiv-A oi/ti/iffism and the Power of ' ongresa in the. Territories. DETROIT, Arc,. 22, 1 To THE EDITOR OF THE FREE F'i:N<s sir—The public journals contain a letter da ha 1 nlsMma' v U cy"",i(f &ft, ll< 1 lU>" mlN h'cjb ;• ri. ivt-s, tv the papers of the day, that "Gen '•r.tl Cass has approved the platform of the A inerican order, as proclaimed to the world by the convention at Philadelphia." I had obser ved the statements to which Gen. Houston al ludes,"and had let them pass unnoticed, for it would he a hopeless tusk to endeavor to correct all the misapprehensions and misrepresentations to which it is rnv lot, as well as that ol all oth er public men, to be exposed iii these days of party strife. And, indeed, ] could not suppose that such assertions would deceive any one w ho had heard or had read my remarks in the Senate if the United States, 011 the sth ol February last, upon tiie presentation of the resolutions of the legislature of Michigan, instiuct inn tlm Senators of that State to vote for an act of Congress pro hibiting the introduction of slavery into the Ter ritories of the United Stat-s. Upon that occa sion. while declining to comply with those in structions, I took the opportunity to express my sentiments in relation to the new political move which sought to acquire and exercise pow er bv secret combinations, hound together hv tlu sanctions of an oath, which, it is said, inade it the duty of its members to surrender their in dividual convictions to the expressed will of a majority of their associates. I then observed: •• x tran2e doctrines are abroad, and strange or- ( eanizations are employed to promulgate and en- | force them. Onr political history contains no , chapter in the progress of our country as hiat which is now opening. The questions of constitutionality and policy, which have been so long the battle-cry of parties, are contemptu- ; "iislv rejected, and intolerance, religions ami po litical, finds zealous, and it may be they will prove successful, advocates in this middle of the nineteenth century, boasting with much self complacency of its intelligence, and in this free country, founded upon immigration, and grown prosperous and powerful bv toleration. s * * Ae want no new parties, no new platforms, no new organizations, and the sooner these danger iiis efforts are abandoned, the better will it be forttj, and for those who are to follow us in this heritage of freedom." I might well suppose, after the expression of th">e views upon the floor of the Senate, and onuer circumstances of peculiar responsibility, inat any further action on mv part would be unnecessary to prove my consistency, as a dis ciple of the school of Washington, and Jeffer- V| n, and Madison and Jackson, in the rejection cfadangerous innovation, inconsistent with all principles those patriots taught, and which, •n eiiect, aims to transfer the great political du } of an American citizen from the light of day, here it should be exercised in this land of free dom,to secret conclaves, as to wise and patriotic ' 'cision. But the extract from the letter of Gen. JUstun lias shown me that these reports have 'eceived more credit than J believed, and 1 is consideration lias induced me thus publicly { ' notice and to contradict them. My opin |,jn% indeed, upon any subject, are but of little • "sequence, except to myself ; but if they are v arth referring to, they are worth the trouble waking the reference a true one. I have no sympathy with this plan of politi co! organization—none whatever, neither with "" u.nans it employs, nor the objects it seeks attain, its secrecy, its oath bound obligations, control of the Lailot box, its systems of pro scription, striking both at political rights anc religious duties, and its inevitable tendency tc array one portion of the community against another, and to carry deadly feuds into every corner of the land, of which we have just had a terrible proof, written in characters of bl<x>d and are doomed to have manv more, if this movement goes on, fir this is but the first in stalment of death, and how many others are to follow and to what extent, and when the last j< to be paid, and alter what lamentable vicissitudes is known only to Him who foresees events and can control them—these characteristics mark it as the most dangerous scheme which has ever heen introduced into our country to regulate its public action or its social condition, it is the Orangejsm of a republic, scarcely bel le: in piiuciple than its monarchial prototype of a republic whose freedom and equality justi } d* little a* they invfte the introduction of a machinery whose operation is concealed from public observation, but whose consequences are , as clear as they are alarming, fieri. Houston gives credence to the report that approvt the '•platform ol the American order as proclaimed to the world by the Convention at 1 biladelpliia." I am aware that chants have been made, both in the name and in some of the principles oI this new organization. But these chancy do nnt r e mOV e my objections to it. its spirit of exclusion and intolerance re mains, and with it, its evils and its dangers. It is a Ixjok to which I cannot be reconciled, whatever addition, whether the new one or the old one, is offered to me. There is, indeed, one principle laid down in that Convention which meets my concurrence, and that is, the declara tion that "Congress ought m t to legislate up on the subject or slavery, within the territory ol the I nited States." J ,-egret, however, that the body which thus pronounced against the exercise of the power did not also pronounce a gainst its existence, hut carefully pretermitted to use its own words—the expression of any opinion upon that point. Still, J approve it's action upon the subject, so lar as it goes. It is a step in tlie right direction, and [ should re joice to see it followed by every political party in our country, it is a step, too, towards tlm security ot political rights—this opposition to the legislation of Congress over the internal af fairs ot the people of the Territories, and, among otuers, over the relation of master and servant, or that ot husband and wife, or parent and' child; lor these matters ol domestic policy are . subjects Which should be left to the Territorial i communities, and to divest them ol the power | to regulate them is an act of unmitigated despo- , tisin. I lie negation of all^ower of interference < by Congress in the internal government of the < j , • - rejoiced that,after years of opposition—ol oblo quy, indeed —it is fast establishing itself upon impregnable grounds. The misapprehension which lias prevailed upon this grave subject is the ino>t extraordinary political event of*my time. One would naturally suppose that in this country the dogma of the right ol internal gov ernment by an irresponsible Legislature over a distant communify, unrepresented in the ruling body, would find hut little favor, ami that the power to establish and put in operation a gov ernment might well be defended, while the power to control all the concerns of human life would lw left without an advocate. The differ ence is broad and practical, and should be the dearer to us, as it was the very consideration urged by our revolutionary lathers in their con test with tiie mother country, which began by argument, but ended by arms. It was asserted as early as 1774-, when the Continental Con gress declared that the English colonists "are entitled to a free and exclusive power of legis lation in their several provincial legislatures, where their right of representation can alone be preserved, in all cases of taxation and internal polity, &c." In that givat struggle, the patriots who conducted it conceded to the British Par liament the authority to organize colonial gov ernments, but denied their 11 ght to touch the in ternal polity ol the people; and for the support of that great principle, denied and derided as it is now,they went to war. I observe that a highly respectable and intel- ligent gentleman, Gov. Hunt, ofXew York, in a letter just published, speaks of the Nebraska bill as "based on the absurd theory of territorial sovereignty." I never heard a man support that measure or approve it fur such a reason.— Gov. Hunt has mistaken the sneers ol its ene mies for the view sot its friends. Ihe Nebras ka bill rests upon no such theory—upon no the ory at all, but upon the stable foundation of tlm federal constitution, and of the natural rights of man. I know of no one who claims sovereignty for the Territories. All concede their dependence upon the I nited States. But within this rela tion there are mutual rights and duties, and the questions—what power may Congress lawfully exercise, and are the people ot the Territories divested of all rights ?—must be determined, not by politico-metaphysical considerations arising out of the attribute, of sovereignty, but by the constitution of the United States. To the law, and to the testimony. By that constitution, the general government is a government, not only of granted, but of limited powers, and Congress can exercise no authority which is not given by the great chatter that brought it into existence. Let any man put his finger iqion the clause oi that instrument which confers this power of in terna! interference, and 1 will abandon the prin ciple, long as it has been cherished by me.— And that is many years, as will appear by refer ence to the Globe of Match 31st, 183*2, which contains an article written by me, and entitled "A Review of the Opinion of the Supreme Court in the Cherokee Case." In that article I observe that the clause of the constitution au thorizing Congress "to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the ter ritory or other property of the United States, refers to territorial rights, and grants no jurisdic tion over persons. Among oilier things I say : " Hie power to dispose of, and make needf ' "j S arit ' re glations respecting the territoi and other property of the United States, and tl power to exercise general jurisdiction over pe sons upon it, are essentially different and ind pendent. ibe former is general, and is riv* HI tne clause referred to: the latter is specia and is found in another clause, and is con fin. to the federal tract, the District of Columbia and to places purchased by consent of the Leo isluture ol the Stale i n which the same shall b< for the erection of fhrts, "magazines, arsenal: doc* yards, and other needful buildings." Thi is the same doctrine subsequent!v advocate! arid more fully developed in my Nicholson let Jer. I repeat that this power of internal leg is lation cannot he found in the constitution, vain have been the efforts, by prfsssng into it service a thousand and one expressions in tha instrument, to prove it to be there; a diversity or reference which, of itself, furnishes a sfrom presumption against the authority, even if then were no other grounds of objection. Judge McLean, of the Supreme Court oftfv tilted Stales, in some considerations published bv lum upon this subject, and to which I have • L"where referred, well remarked, that "there IS no specific power in the constitution u-hioh t authorizes the organization of Territorial <mv- ernments." /Ie adds, "1/ this power be impli-; ed from the specific power to regulate the ilis- .- position of tlw public lands, it must under the a rue rule, be limited to means suitable to the end in view. If Congress go bevondThis in the organization of a T.-rritoiial government, they art without limitation, and may establish 'a mon archy. Admit that they may organize a <r,v eminent which shall protect the lands ptirchas- i ' ar "' provide tor the administration of justice a among the settlers, it does by no means follow i loat they may establish slavery." Judge Mc- , Lean here brings the Constitution of the" United States to the support ot the good old revolution ary doctrine, that the right to establish colonies or territories does not carry with it the just power to interfere with and regulate the domes- ' tic concerns of the people who inhabit therm He i pronounces slavery to be one of these concerns, i saying that "It is a municipal relation of linii- la ted extent, and of an equally limited origin. It e is a domestic relation, over which the federal f! government can exercise rio control." v J have never known the time when the Do- Id mocrafic party was called upon by higher con. p sideratrons to adhere, faithfully and zealously, to u tlmrr organization and their principles, than they are at this day. Our confederation is pas- c sing through the most severe trial it has yet un- j. dergone. Unceasing "fforts are making to ex cite hostile and .sectional feelings, agains? which (hi ys of this Constitution are nomhereEf. the continued assaults upon the South, upon its char acter, its constitutional rights and its institutions, j and the systematic perserverance and the bitter 1 spirit with which these are pursued, while they warn the Democratic party of the dancer, should also incite it to united and vigorous action. They warn it, too. that the time has come when all other differences which may have divided it should give way to the duty of defending the constitution, and when that great party, coeval with the government, should he united as one man for the accomplishment of the work to , which it is now called, and before it is too late. It is the American party, for it has neither sec tional prejudices nor sectional preferences, and its care and its efforts extend wherever the con stitution of its country extends, and with equal recard to the richts and interests of all. 1 be lieve the fate of this great republic is now in its hands, and, so believing, 1 earnestly hope that its action will be firm, prompt and united, yield ing not one hair's breadth of its time-honored principles, and residing to the last the dangerous efforts with which we are menaced: and, if so, the victory of the constitution i doubt not will be achieved. I a;r., sir, respectfully your Obedient servant, LEWIS CASS. A TerriSle Tragedy. We find the following account of a terrible tragedy, which recently took place at Lyons, in the letter of the French correspondent of the London Literary World: A frighful case of hydrophobia is described in the Lyons journals, which, if the facts are cor rectly stated, would go to prove that this fatal malady can remain in the system as long as four years without development—a much longer pe riod, I believe, than has ever been authentically shown to have taken place between the injury and its consequences: but there is some doubt as to tlm real nature of the disease, though un fortunately none as to the dreadful catastrophe which took place. A young farmer named Peyron, about twenty-five years ol age, in the department of the Rhine, was married a few weeks ago to a neighbor's daughter. Ihe young couple had been long attached to each other: hut the parents ol the bride had refused their consent on account of strangeness of conduct occasionally observed in the young man, who otherwise was a most eligible match, his parents being comparative!v well off, and the son him self generally of exemplary good conduct. His passion for the girl became at length so violent that lie declared he could not exist without her, and meditated suicide: went to thp parents ol the young woman, and after some entreaty, prevailed upon them to agree to the match. Young Pevron at once recovered his spirits, the young woman was delighted, and the mar riage was celebrated with ali the rustic pomp and ceremony common in that part of the prov inces, concluding with a grand dinner and the inevitable ball. The gayeties were kept up until daylight, when the company separated.— The new married couple were lodged in one wing of the farm-house, separate from the main , building: but, in some time after they had re ■ tired, cries were heard from >hp nuptial cham ber. At fust they were unnoticed; but at Freedom oflaght and Opinion. -- - 1 BEDFORD, PA. Ff MORNING, SEPT. 7, 1855.

Ingth they increased to fearful shrieks, and the I jther and mother, alarmed, hastened to the i torn, followed by ttit* farm servants. The cries jere bv the time they arrived changed to j tarcely audible groans from the poor girl ; and, ii breaking open the dooi, she was found in the ironies of death—her bosom lorn open and la- i rrated in the most horrible manner, and the ' Retched husband in a lit of raving madness and I tovered with blood, having actually devoured a ! prtion of the unfortunate girl's breast. J A crv of'horror burst forth from ail prevent, j jid he was dragged from the room after a most Anient resistance, it taking no less than six men i hold flint down. Aid was instantly sent for: id before the doctor could reach the spot the hhappv victim was no more. Young t'eyron jas put under treatment, and a straight-waist t.at was attempted to be put upon him ; but his ! •niggles and screams were such that the doctor, i nprehensive lest he should expire in the assis • tits' hands, ordered them to desist. The imfor- j inate man had by this lirtw become so weak • •.at he was easily conveyed to b< d, and died at ! >ur o'clock in the afternoon ol the same day j ithout having for one moment recovered Ins ansciousness. It was then recollected, in iswer to searcliing questions by a physician.; ■tat somewhere abuut five years previously he ad lieen bitten by a strange dog, and taken th<- sual precautions against hydrophobia. Hut al >ough the dog was killed, it had never been ; itisfactorily shown that it was really mad : and : r ill consequences resulliiig front the bite, his i ienrts concluded that it would come to notb- j lg, and the incident had been altogether fdr fptten. i It was considered by the doctor that the cir nm.stanc.es preceding the marriage and the t x itment of the occasion itself had roused the itent virus, which fiad so long laid dormant in be blood, and led to the terrible outbreak of enzy which had ended so tragically. On the iedicul report being laid before the authorities, he extraordinary nature of the case naturally ixcited much attention and considerable cou- Yoversv the opinions ol the heads of the pro ission being, after lull inquiry, that there was in hydrophobia whatever in the case, but root ed insanity, and that it was shown to exist by the occasional aberrations of the unfortunate young man, as before mentioned : and that his diseased temperament and too violent passions, powerfully acted on by (lit* circumstances, led lo the fata) consequences narrated above. This -.ad catastrophe has given rise to a fierce medi cal controversy in some of the professional journals on the nature of hydrophobia, from which it would appear that, although instances rsf remarkable cures of this frightful malady are known in i ranch. Correspondence of the Buffalo Daily llepiiblic. A WELL TOLD STOKY. PGRRV- VIU.AIM, V. Y., Aug. 13, LS5F>.— I his part of the country is wild with excitement. The immense snake, with various descriptions of which the papers have been crowded for two weeks back, is at length captured. You have undoubtedly heard all the particulars of his ap pearance, the many doubts and sneers as to the existence of a lusus natural of tiiis character pi a lake but tour miles long and nut quite three quarters ot a mile in width. At any rate it lever has been doubted. Daniel Smith, an old whaleman, came here about two weeks since, after hearing of the appearance of the creature, aid while here had the good fortune to see him. He immediately sent to \evv York for an old shipmate of his and his "irons," and on Friday hst both arrived with harpoons, cordage and everything necessary to caich a monster. .Many strangers who were stopping at the \ f alker Hon se in this city, attracted to this part/ o the country by the excitement in regard to t|e monster, ar.d who had obtained no glimpse q him, laughed at them for their pains; but ley kept on with their preparations in spitefft steers and jeers. Boats have been stationed o'er the lake lor upward of right days, and the ho whalemen had a sharp look-out kept all tje time besides watching themselves. I his lake has several outlets, th" -largest of illicit runs through this village and finally j implies into or becomes Gejiesee river. Jn the vanity of this outlet he was seen first, and on Sin day came to the surface, displaying about tjrty feet of his lone",-sinuous body, remaining, hwever, but a very few moments. The boats vere on tile watch all Sunday, night. The I V'alernen had ItiOO'iwt'of strong whale Hue i their boat, the end of wffich ran ashore and fctened to a tree. On .Monday morning everything Was on the tprt. The shhfes were lined with towiliVpeo ; and strangers, and over body seemed much , tcited. About nine o'clock the animal made | f appearance between the whaleman's boqt sd the shore, revealing twenty or thirty feet of '■ j k length. He lay quiescent uj>on the surface, hen the whaleman's boat moved slowly to irds him—.Mr. Smith, of Covington, poising , Lilly-iron in the air, (a Lilly-iron, is n patent . : Irpoon, a heavy cutting knife hejng attached . I the middle to the end of the iron by a rivet, j f soon qs the knife enters the body of an ani- ; t kl this moveable Made turns at right angles in j ie wound, and being entirely blunt and flat on ! |-j jo-side it is impossible to extricate it except j : | cutting out.) When they had got about ten I ft from the animal the iron whistled through , ? f air and went deep into his body. - In a moment, the whole length of the mon- j i I ir was lashing the air, at a bound revealing his -1 io!e enormous length, ami then making the • : iter boil in every direction, be described rap a foaming circles and arcs of circles, with such . - jwiltness the eve could scarcely follow him. e j ten he darted oft' in another direction towards air upper part of the lake, the suddenness of his - -jvement almost dragged the hciat under vva r jf. Line was gradually given him, and, afipr it ij* space of half an hour, it wqs plain that his i strength was almost exhausted. The whale men then came ashore and gradually hauled the line in. The body was within fifty feet of the shore, when renewed life appeared to have been given him, and with one dart he carried neatly all the line out. This was his last great effort. He was slowly dragged asshore, amid the wild est excitement" and tumult ever known in the vicinity of silver lake. Four or five ladies fainted on seeing tlie. monster, who, although ashore, was lashing his body into tremendous folds, and then straightning himself out in his agonv, with a noise and power that made the very earth tremble around him. The harpoon had gone entirely through a thick muscular part of him about eight feet irom his head. The snake, or animal, is fifty-nine feet nine incites in length, and is a most disgusting look ing creature. A thick slime covers his hideous length, a quarter of an inch thick, which, after being removed, is almost instantly replaced by exudation. The body of this creature is varia ble in fcize. The head is about the size of a full grown calf's: within eight feet ol the head the neck gradually swells up to the thickness of a foot in diameter, which continues for fifteen inches, and then tapers down the other way, constantly increasing in size, however, as it re cedes from the head, until the body ol the mon ster has a diameter of over two leet in the cen tre, giving a girth ol over six feet. It then ta pers off toward the tail, which ends in a tin which can be expanded in the shape ot a bin until it has three feet across, or closed in a sheath. Along the belly , from the head to the tail, are double rows ol fins, a loot in length —not opposite each other, but alternately plac ed. The head is a most singular affair. Ihe eyes are very large, white, staring and terrific. At tached to edge of the upper and lower litis, which are like those of a human be ing, a transparent film,or membrane is seen, which, while it protects the eye ottbe animal,' i does not interfere with its vision. He has no nostrils or gills, apparently. Ihe mouth of this serpent, or whatever it may be, is underneath —is almost a counterpart ol the mouth of a fish called a sucker, possessing the same valvular) i powei, pursed up—but it can be stretched so as : to take in a bod v the diameter of a foot or a foot and a half. .No teeth can be discovered. A hard bony substance extends in two parallel lines* around the upper and* lower part ot the head. His color is a dusky brown on the sides and hack, but underneath the belly it is ola dir ty white. It is sinuous like a snake, but has a longils back, and on each side, a row of hard substance, knob-like in shape—the largest rais ed four inches from the surface of the body, ex ; and before night Hiincfrecls and hundreds of peo pie from the neighboring towns and villages had collected to see this wonder. The animal still ! has the harpoon in him. It passed through the 1 muscular portion of the back, and touched no mortal part. He lies in the water, an ingenous contrivance of ropes having been placed on him while lie was on shore, keeping his body in a curve, preventing him from getting away or proving dangerous. He can use but his head and tail, with which he occasionally stirs up ; the water, except when he rears it up as if look-' i ing around, and presents a most fearful aspect. W hen rearing he expands his mouth and exhib its a cavity, blood-retl, most terrible to look up on. Ashe does this, air rushes forth with a ! heavy, short puff, I have no more time to write yon. The hotel is fall, and people have a great difficulty in getting a meal at the village. Some of them go up to Castile to get their meals. The whalemen contemplate keeping the mon ster in fiis present position until an agent of Mr. Bariium arrives, who has been telegraphed. He is expected here to-night. Very truly* your ph iend and subscriber. o. A Den of Kuow-\ofhigs. 7 lie Morris County, (N. J.,) Depiocraiic Ban ker, says: "A den of Know-Nothings is !of chickens shut up for market. When the ' right time comes the coop is shut up—Mr. Pres ident covers the top entirely over—leaves an j air hole in the bottom—takes his dark lantern j —goes sometimes to the nearest and sometimes ; to the highest market, and disposes of" them al -1 together. When the bargain is complete, the I money counted and pocketed, then, if they are brought to light, counted, and turned into the possession of the purchaser : if Know ; Nothings, then Mr. President savs: 'Brethren, the good ot the Order and the obligations you have taken require you to vote for Mr. , (the purchaser.') To keep your obligation, you must not go from this, y;ur place of concealment, until hon est men are jn their beds, and until night's sable mantle will screen you from detection in ma king your retreat. Take the tickets I now give vou, and on election day go the polls, vote , th ein and nqolheis. Co singly and noiselessly. ! Let no one s*e the ticket I now give you, nor must you tell any one that you are going to ; vote this ticket. II your former political friends, not members of this order, offer vou their tick- ! ets, receive them, and by your conduct, if not by your words, induce them to believe you are going to vote rjs you formerly voted. If they j draw you into conversation upon that subject calm and put to rest any suspicions they may have as to your fidelity to your former party: j remembering, as I trust you will, that in no way can your solemn obligations be observed I and kept without voting this ticket, nor with- I out keeping all, not of our order, entirely igno- j rant and without suspicion of our objects and ! movements. I now dismiss you until Friday evenino* next, after election, when you will again meet here to consider the result of tbeaefection, and to im pose proper punishment upon such members as may so tar neglect my present instructions as not to vote this ticket." TEBMS, S3 PEB YEAR. VOL. XXIV, NO. 4. "The brethren, of course, obey instructions. The purchaser gets the votes he paid for, and Mr. Manager has the quid pro quo—or feels sat isfied he will get it. This is the way the Or der has been, can be, anu will be used. All those 'Americans' who wish to make merchan dise of themselves, and have their votes sold tor the profit of others, like calves in the sham ble, had better join the Order at once." Train the Washington L'nion. Another Kuow-Aotliinff Outrage. The atrocities committed by the know-noth ings of Louisville have recently been feebly im itated by the Know-Nothings of Sidney, Ohio. The following letter appears in the Ohio States man of the 22d instant : SU>.\EV, Shelby Comity, Ohio, ) August 19, } DEAR Sin: Last night, about 11 o'clock, tin* Catholic frame church was made a pile oi ruins. A keg of powder was put under the building, with a train scattered along the street, which was fired with burning shavings. There is no doubt the incendiary deed was commiled hv a set ol Know-Nothing rowdies, such as have just wrought devastation in Louisville. I trust, lor the welfare of our country, that the better class of the American people will soon arouse to a proper sense of what this aw ful spirit of blind persecution for opinion's sake is fast leading to. Ihe better class ol Know- Nothings here appear to look with disgust upon these terrible proceedings ; but who can tell whether thev are sincere. The real friends of religious liberty in our community charge, without reservation, that the destruction of the | Catholic church here is one ol the lruits of the Knovv-Nothitig crusade. The blowing up of the Catholic church will ido for a commencement. The election in Ohio i takes place on the 9th of October, which will the Knovy-.Nothings of Sidney Munitv of exhibiting their proficieucy in sucV light entries as murder and arson, byway of' enforcing their favorite doctrine, that "none bu ; Americans shall rule America. " While Know-Nothings are blowing up Cath olic churches, and shooting and burning men, women and children, it would be as well to pause a moment for the purpose of ascertain ing whether any retaliatory steps have been la ken by those who profess that faith which is now the special object ol the murderous perse cution of Know-Nothingism. The Norfolk correspondent of the Baltimore k American (Know-Nothing in its proclivities,) \rfites as follows : / "The praise ol Mr. G Keeffe, the CatholTc | pastor of St. Patrick's church, is on the lips of |_ .. oo well as Catholics ! untiring exertions in nursing and attending to j the wants of the sick and dying of every class and persuasion." Another correspondent of the same paper : writes as follows : "There are five Sisters of Charity nursing at the hospital, and from what you know of these self-sacrificing and truly pious women, vou can readily imagine that the sick lack no comfort that indefatigable and judicious attendance can administer. Indeed, by the establishment of the hospital, and "he attendance there of the Sisters, not only an immense amount of suffer ing has been spared the poverty-stricken crea tures who have been taken there, but manv a life has been saved for which there would have been no hope otherwise." The New York Express, a leading organ of the I*now-Nothings, bears the following testi mony ; "Ail honor to the noble-hearted women who stand bv the bedsides of the sick snd dying in j the fever-stricken cities of Norfolk and forts i mouth ! All honor to Miss Andrews, and the j Sisters of Charity, who have left, or are feav : ing, a wholsome atmosphere, to brave the storm i of death there tor the sake of doing good ; but j shame—eternal shaine—upon those false Chris tian professors whose craven hearts have urged them to seek safety in flight !" We will not designate the class of "lalse Christians" justly obnoxious tQ the censure of the Express, but we will indulge a faint frope that the piety, zeal, and self-sacrificing spirit of Catholic clergymen and Catholic Sisters ot Charity, so beautifully and noblv displayed throughout the whole of the prevailing epidem ic in Norfolk and Portsipooth,may he the means of securing in at least two cities of the Union the safety of the persons, dwellings, chur ches oi Catholic citizens. A CATHOLIC CIII UCU BLOWN Ur.—The Cath olic Church at Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio, was blown up by powder on the night of the 18th. We copy the following from a letter to the Ohio Statesman: Our village has been in much confusion since yesterday morning, caused by the blowing up of the Catholic church on Saturday night. It was one of the boldest and most daring acts 1 that I have known, being done on Saturday j night about 10 o'clock, the church standing on ly the width of a street from a dwelling house. EXPRESSIVE IF NOT ELEGANT. —Gen. Geiger. !one of the speakers at the late K. N. Conven tion in Ohio, must have been greatly disgusted at the nomination of Chase &. Co., by the pre -1 vious Convention. The Reporter says—"He ! compared the nomination of the 13th of July to , a splendid stew, made of fine game—squirrels, j rabbit*, woodcocks, quails, turkeys, &.c.—and some One coming along and pitching a skunk into the pot: hide, hair, smelling bottle and all." A WISE ANSWER.—T'You must not play with that little girl, my dear," said an injudicious parent. "But, ma, I like her: she is ? good little girl, and I'm sure she dresses as pyetty as I and she has lots of toys." "I can't help •tfklfmy dear," responded the foolish mother : "her father is a shoemaker." "But I don't play with her father—l play with her; shy ain't a shoemaker."

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