Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, August 8, 1856, Page 2

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated August 8, 1856 Page 2
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SPEECH OF COL. BLACK AT CHICAGO. Captain VVvman and Gentlemen ok the Light Guards.— VW have come to exchange friendly and fraternal salutations on this anni versary of our National Independence. We ; have brought with us a token and testimonial of the cordial sentiment which is entertained by 1 those we have the honor to represent towards your gallant company, and all the good people of this goodly city. The first offering of friendship from Penn sylvania to Illinois is the Flag of the American Union. Our feelings will suffer no violence if the gift is accepted as "a sign and a token" of earnest attachment on the part of Pennsylvania to your noble State, and every several sister State of our common confederacy. (Cheers.) "The Duquesne Greys of Pittsburgh" have commissioned us to offer to you, in their name, this brilliant stand of colors. Our hearts have fully entered into the performance of this proud and pleasant duty. It is right that I should tell you something of the Deques!)" Greys, and this 1 shall endeavor to do without a sacrifice of delicacy or good taste. Mv personal association with them has been lung and intimate. Having no present active connect ion with the company, J trust that 1 may, with propriety, speak of their past ser vices. their signal virtues and reputation. In the Mexican campaign they volunteered in file Ist IVnnsvlvania Regiment for the war.— Their entire conduct was so gallant and merito rious, that no soldier need blush or tremble to take from them the same American flag under which tfiey fought and conquered lor our coun try. Few ol til" "Corps" survived the dangers of the distant field—enough however to form the nucleus of "tfle Duquesne Greys" as- they now exist. Saf- guardians of their own reputation, and faithful, always; to the name and memory of the dead. { A pplause.) The speaker here referred to the two cities cf j Pittsburgh and Chicago. Their infancy and 1 early history were in manv respects alike. Both J were mihta: y outposts. Pittsburgh sprang from j old Fort Duquesne and Chicago took her first ' beginning from a Block H use. Through much tribulation ami many dangers, their existence lias been achieved. Both are now prosperous and populous cities, interested largely in manu factures and every branch of commerce. Your city has quickened into full life and manhood almost hv magic. The sun set upon a wilderness, a lake and a river, and rose to re ceive tiie smiles and salutations of a hold and thriving people. (Lorn! cheers.) Mythology was wont to start!" us with the story of a God dess leaping in full armor from the brain of Jove. Chicago, as a fact, surpassed far the fable. She has leaped from her own brain, clothed with the armor of enterprise and peaceful industry to a chieve new and noble conquests. (Immense applaus-.) Your city now is a type of our coun try, whose extending greatness is but beginning to he fully felt. When Dr. Franklin was our representative at th" court of Louis the XVI, he was asked bv the King what would be our probable increase of population, in cas" the colonies were suc cessful. He replied that he thought the popu lation would double itself every twenty-five years. Tie* first census was taken in 171)0, and between that period ar.d UKIO the population doubled every 221 years. The great philoso pher and statesman calculated closely, hut with in th" mark. If we count for the future by a ratio ro greater than the past fully justifies, the setting sun of the last day of the nineteenth century wiil fill the eyes of a nation number ing one hundred and ninety millions of people. (Tremendous applause, which lasted several minutes.) On this day—this day of dnvs, let us pause for a moment to dwell on the delight ful thought, that one hundred and ninety mill ions of American Freemen will gather, as we ar* gathered, under th" same Star Spangh-d Flag tiiat floats to-day over the American Un ion. I know you will bear with me, (continued the speaker,) while I turn vour attention to the ! origin and significance of this Hag. It is not the Hag which the Colonies unfurled when the first blow was struck fot freedom. As late as February, 177b, we find an American ship of war carrying at her masthead "the rattle snake and the pine tree" with the motto "Don't (read on me," the inference naturally following "inv stroke is death." "The Stars and St rip- s" were adopt" 1 after the Declaration of Independence by th" Ameri can States in Congress assembled. The ratll ■ snake was a tierce and hostile banner fit only for war. It was "of the earth—earthly." But the other has its firmament in the heavens ami to them appealed for its stars. While it flashes lire in conflict, it adorns with benignant smiles the paths of peace. (Applause.) It becomes a procession of Sabbath School children r.s well as an ar:ny in the field. Tt does not need to say "Don't tread on me," for the stars of heaven are there, and though they have no tongue, with most miraculous or gan they constantly do sav, no human FOOT can treas on us. (Great cheering.) .No par ticular star was singled out to adorn our flag.— Our fathers laid the whole heavens under con tribut ion and took in the firmament. The sweet influences of the Pliades are th-r". May we not hope that the sweeter influence of Bethle hem's star are also there ? No particular Stat" ofth" Union is indicated by anp- particular star. Yet tiier" is a star for every State, hut thank God, when we look at the flag, we cannot discern one star from an other. Illinois and Pennsylvania, Massachu setts, Virginia and the Carolina.*, are there.— All together forming one glorious constellation. Blot out but one, and you destroy forever the beauty and harmony id a!!. A word to you, my fellow-soldiers, and I have done. It is- related of Henry of Navarre, that before going info his greatest engagement he said to his troops, "when you are in doubt follow my white plume." May Ib" pardoned for saying to you, my countrymen, if a doubt comes over you in p< ace or war, in prosperity or adversity, follow the flag of the American t Union. God grant that the trembling wires, in their office of mystic communication, may this day carry uo sentiment over the States but filial love to the Constitution an 1 fraternal attach ment between the States of t:.e American Union. (Cheers.) Capt. W yman, I place in your hands for the company you command, this flag of the free.— It is the gift of true and tried men. "Take the banner to your keeping, W!nie our hearts are thrilled with joy- I nun th" men of Pennsylvania To the men of IPin >i [Gr at cle'i-iing.] THE BEDFORD GAZBTTE. Bedford, Audits! s, I 8.H5. G-. W. Bowman, Editor and Proprietor. VOICE OF THE PEOPLE !!! "The Union of lakes—the Union of lands, The Uinon of Slates none ran sever; The Union of hearts, ami the Union of hand*, And the Hag of our Union forever!" FOR PRESIDENT, HON. MMBICIIAAAY, OF PEXNSVfA ANTA. FCR VICE PRESIDENT, HON. JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE, OF KENTUCKY. DEMOCRATIC STATE TICKET. Canal Commissioner, GEORGE SCOTT. .laJit or Gen eral, JACOB FRY,JR. Surveyor General, COL. JOHN ROVVE, (of Franklin county,) (Subject to the derision of the State Convention.) DEMOCRATIC COUNTY TICKET. District Attorney—G. H. SPANG. County Surveyor—SAML. KATTERMAN. Associate Judge—A. J. SMVELY. Commissioner— H. J. JJRVNER, (3 years.) CA DWA LA DER EVA NS, ( 1 yr.)! Poor Director—GEOßGE ELDER. Auditor—HENßY B. MOCK, (3 years.) - TIIOS. W. MORTON, (2 years.) Coroner—JOHN HARSHBA RGER." Capl. John iWcfanlos. E7*We were honored with a call by this distin gu -hed gentleman, a few days since, and were pleas ed to see him look so well, lie is spending a few | days at the Bedford Springs. To Capt. MCCAM.KS the people of Bedford and Huntingdon counties are I more indebted tor the great work which has opened i up our immense Broad Top Coal Region than to any ! other source, and ins name will ever be dear to our : j citizens. An accomplished gentleman, possessing ; the liuest business qualities, and purest integrity, whatever he undertakes always seems to prosper.— j Vie hope he may long live to see the advantages the public wiil derive lrom his spirit ot enlerptize, and | to still further encourage others to acts worthy the' great State of which we are a part. EULOGIES I ECU Some men's eulogies are written after death— others prefer to see them in print before "shuffling ] off this mortal coil." Fa.. Jordan, Ksq., would seem to be among this class, as his has already made its appearance, no douht to his great edification! Mr. J. thinks the (lazette is opposed to him on ac- . count of his "talents and high position," a point we should never have thought of had he not directed our I attention so especially to it, but the ruling passion is always strong, even in death. This Knlogist pa thetically tells when he came to Bedford—how strange he was—with whom he studied law—with whom he entered into partnership—how he has in- j Cleaned itl practice—how he was twice appointed ■ prosecuting Attorney—how "popular" he was in be- j ing elected to this office at a time w hen there was no Democrat w ho would consent-to take it, even though ; it could have been conferred by appointment—how j he was elected Chief Burgess of Bedford Borough— , and how he was considered the "/•<•" man of his j party in the Legislature by being notnr.! for Speaker j of the Senate at the close of the session, lie con- ; eludes this molest paper by the assertion that the j Bedford Gazette wi.-hes to "drag him down to its j own level (was he ever that high?) by maligning his | character both public and private a statement he ■ cannot sustain by a single quotation from our pa- ! per! A part of his history, however, he has not I written,and we herewith append it. When he was elected to the F-enate, his constituents thought he j would conform to their wishes w hen fairly express- . ed—but how they were deceived can be better irn magiued than expre-sed. The LIQUOR QUKSTION was one of the most exciting ever brought before j the people; and, notwithstanding his constituents! had decided against a Prohibitory Law, by an i:n- ; mense majority, .Mr. Joidan treated tiieir decision j with the mo>t perfect contempt, and voted for the ! famous, or rather infamous, Jug Law—and he con-j tinued steadily to vote against every effort to repeal it, while at least nineteen-twentieth-, of The voters: of this Senatorial District were demanding its re-j peal! This fact is known to everybody, and needs | no argument to enfoice it. Finding, however, about I the oi the last st*.--ion, that this humbug hail i been worn out, he meanly change 1 lus entire course j without putting upon record a single line of explana- | tiotitosbow why he had done so. After all his! speeches agaii,st rum-sellers, rum-suckers, wife- \ whippers, and liquor drinker* in geneia!—altera!! hi* j efforts to comjir,'. men to become the advocates of his fanaticism, he suddenly made a "Jim Crow" of him- | self, and w heeled about and turned about ami voted for aw holesale system of Licenses—arid afterwards | advocated the licensing of a house in Bedford to re tail Ale ar.d Beer ! To him. too, the tavern keepers are as much in debted as to any other fanatic for the high price they are compelled to pay for their licenses. As he an nounces himself to speak to the "Americans" of-St. Clair, in a school house, we invite some of his friends to inquire of him whether he is not justly entitled to the plank we have added to his Eulogy— and whether a man is fit to speak to freemen who deliberately irisuit., their judgment by opposing their wishes fairly and emphatically expressed at the bal lot-box, as they were in reference to the Liquor Law ! Fr. Jordan & Co. denounces the appointment of Mr. John G'. as operator at the Telegraph office tn this place, as a "Loco Foco Outrage," not withstanding he received his appointment from a Board which is exclusively controlled by the opjm nentsoi the Democratic Party, as is fully manifest from the fact that Capt. Banner, a violent Know Nothing, was retained here for years, and up to the day of his death. The Telegraphic Company sent Mr. Bowles here, we presume, because it is a point requiring a man of ability, and because Mr. B. is one of the best operator* in the State. We do not believe a single Democrat in Bedford knew anything about his appointment until announced a* above. If any Democrat asked for the removal of Wm. ,Mc- Mullen because "he was a mechanic and a mechanic hat' no business in the ofiee," let the name or names be given, or forever wear the brand affixed to falsehood in its dirtiest shape. U'e call upon the Chairman ot' the County Committee for the proof for so glaring a charge. The outrage upon the widow of Capt. Harmer, in the article alluded to, has uo parallel for meanness. E7~ Ihe County Committee have not yet been called upon for that StOOO Reward they offer to any man who ran show that James Buchanan ever advo cated the reduction of labor to 10 cents a day. No one dare meet the proposition, knowing the statement to he a deliberate fal-hood. HENRY NHODEMS, ESQ. two years since this gentleman left the Democratic Party and joined the Know Nothings, a right conceded by the Democratic party to all who saw proper to do so. For this act he was not de : nounced either publicly or privately, and was never threatened with RUIN and INFAMY for having ex ercised the right of a freeman. Now, however, al ter having fully satisfied himself that he done wrong I in joining that order, an order existing in violation of the Constitution and opposed to every principle ot : truth and justice, and having determined to abandon it, he is denounced for all that is vile arid contempti ble by this extraordinary combination to elevate ne groes and degrade white men. Such is the difference between Democracy and the elements that stand op posed to it. Democracy allows ail men to think and act for themselves—Know Nothingisni would com pel men to follow a few corrupt oliice-seekers, and place their conscience and judgment in their keeping. As for Mr. Nicodemus he has always borne the char, acter of an honest man and good citizen, and no stam ever rested upon his reputation except that ol con necting himself with Know Nothing i.-m, of which he has honestly repented, and lor which he deserves the respect of ail good citizens. Mr. NicoiiKiics has frequently been elected by the citizens of Bedford to posts ol trust and honor, and I never was defeated we believe except when he run for Treasurer ot the Comity, and his defeat on that : . occasion was owing to the fact that his r.ame had been connected with tlre political temperance move : ment then agitating the public mind—a movement which, tor a season, cajoled many Democrats, who were temperance men, into the ranks of the opposi tion, believing that party to be honest in its proles sions ol love tor the cause ol temperance. '1 hey iotind out, however, that tile most radical advocates of temperance, who belonged to tlie Whig party, were willing to vote tor any lover of rum rather than j support a temperance man who belonged to the Detn- : ocratic party—and to this cause alone was Mr. Xieo- ; detnus indebted for his detrat for Treasurer. If pro- I lessuig ton]ieraiicc. wings had voted for him lie would : have been elected by a handsome majority, but be; did not get a simile vote in that quarter, whilst at : least a hundred Democrats refused to vote lor him, because be was designated as the political temper- 1 ante candidate. ; But suppose we take Mr. Nicodemus to be the de i graded man he is now represented to be by Fr. Jor- j i dan & Co. in what position does it place this virtuous \ ; firm They made Mr. Nicodemus the President 01 j their Council, the Secretary of their County Commit tee, and, consequently the bosom and confidential as- j t soeiate of Mr. Jordan—they gave him their unani- j moos vote for Justice of the Peace, and even 8 votes more than were given to Mr. Jordan for Burgess, \ thus placing him one head higher than the said Fran- f eis. Now, it the Know Nothings of Bedford County were willing to make Mr. N. the head and front ol 1 i their order, and their candidate for Justice of the i Peace, In wring him to be the mean man they now represent him to be, does it not prove that a convict j ! Corn the Penitentiary could as easily have obtained their siifirages as either Jordan or Nicodemus, had i he been placed in nomination by a majority of these false-styled Americans'' If Mr. Jordan's -'high posi tion" is attributable to the fact that he was elected | Chief Burgees by the Know Nothings ot Bedford, ' does it not follow that .Mr. Nicodemus' "position" jisof a "higher" order than his .' Or is this rule in ; tended to work one way for a Lawyer, and another I way lor a "Mechanic 7 " ! The fluttering caused by the withdrawal of Mr. 1 Nicodemus shows that more than or,e bird has been j | badly wounded! We advise them to take it easy, ■ I however, as this is only the beginning to a geiieial stampede. s'or I''s"Ct" Trade! CC7" Our K. N. opponents have not only abandoned j their opposition to the TARIFF policy of the Uem : ocratic Party, hut have actually come out iri favor of j free trade! They charge, as a burning shame, that the poor man is paying a tarllf of live cent-, per i pou;id on sugar to keep up 1100 manufacturers ol" the i article, the very thd-.g they have heretofore alleged as the greatest blessing That could be visited upon the poor. A "High Tariff" and "Protection for the j sake of Protection," has heretofore been the rally ! ing cry o! Federalism*. Now it is: Down with the I Taritl give us free trade—so that the foreigners . i may send in their supplies to the destruction of our own manufacturers. The Democratic policy always was right—always will be right—and always must rule this Nation if we would be a prosperous people. C~?"Fr. Jordan it Co. in speaking of the late Dem ! ocratic Meeting held in Ft. Clairsville, assert that i , one half the number were in a beastly slate of in ! toxication, a fact we desire the very large and re i spectable audience who attended that meeting to note down as a specimen of the estimation in which j Farmers are held by the leaders ol Know Nothing j ism in Bedford. The only place that liquor could be J had was at the Hotel of Mr. PETER AMICK, and all 1 who know- him know that he is not the man to make | people "uea<rly drunk." We suppose this indirect J I stab at Mr. Amick is owing to the fact that he will ; not become the tool of Know N'othingism and Black ' Republicanism. K. N. Ticket. OF?" A K. N. Convention met in tiiis place on 1 la-t Thursday and nominated a Ticket to he s-upport j eii by that party at the next election. We have not j yet seen the Ticket, but learn that \V;.i. GRIFFITH ; j was nominated for Associate Judge. An old-line < Whig, in referring to this nomination, said, publicly, ' in the presence of several gentlemen, that when he heard the fact announced, "it made him sici." The j Convention which nominated this ticket is the very i same body which assembled here one year ago and made the nominations lor last October, when their j power c erased. These delegates were not even then ; cho-en by the people, bat by the Lodges at their j midnight secret meetings, and these are the men who nominate a second ticket and undertake to sav which of the nominees, Fillmore or Fremont, shall be supported by the parly in Bedford County. So great an indignity was never perpetraied upon the masses in this or any other county in the -Union. Will freemen tamely submit to such an insult I CL7" Fr. Jordan, Esq., in v>ecret circular recently addressed to the K. N. Committees of the different Townships, says that Bedford County can and must be carried against the Natianal Administration. This is strong language to emanate trom a weak stomach, and about which we think the people will have something to say. To declare that the freemen of Bedford County must sustain the rotten and sink ing fortunes of Know N'othingism, is to proclaim that they are the mere tools of this stereotyped chair man, and that thpy have no opinions of their own 1 li. V. Circular. K7" We have in our possession a list of the names of the secret Township Committees ol" the K. N. Party i'or the County of Bedford, which we may publish hereafter, for genera! information, as it has never yet been made public. (tr\\JAJ. BERN HARD us to say that he is a candidate for re-nomination to the Legislature. Pole Raising in Iniou Township. K7" The Committee of \ igilance for, Union Town- j ship have concluded to change the time for the Dem ocratic Meeting in that Township from the l!)ih to the Joth ot Augn-t—said meeting to be held at Lou isville, instead of Ake's Mill—with the view of ac commodating the largest number of people. A Lib- j erty Pole will be raised on the occasion, and several speeches will be delivered. The public general!* are respectfully invited to attend. Speakinglo com- ! uience ut 1 o'clock, P. M. Pole IStitsing: ins Colerain. Democrats of Colerain Township intend to raise a Liberty Pole in the village of Ra.nshurg at their meeting on the I.lth inst., to which thev re spectfully invite all who desire to hear the principles j upon which our candidates go before the people.— i Speaking to commence at 1 o'clock, P. M. The Democratic Meeting to be held in West Providence on next Monday, will commence at 7 o'- clock in the evening, in the village of Bloody Run. Able speakers will he present. Co?" The Meeting for Fast Providence on Tuesday next, will commence at 1 o'clock P. M. All the other meetings announced will commence at 1 o'- clock, P. M. ol said days, and it is hoped our lriend will make such arrangements as will sceuie a lull turn out of the p-uple. .lEcelisus s Colerasn. BFF" Phe Democrats of the low er end of Colerain 1 ownship will meet a' the School House at Burndol

lur's Mill in said Township on Tuesday evening 19th ! mst. at 7 o'clock. A large turn out is expected. I GEO. 11. SCAM;, Esq., and others, will address the Meeting. CC?" We invile the earne-l attent ion ol the pen; le to letters from HENRY Ui.ay, Wm. 15. Rinnand MAR TIN \ AN Bi i:::.n, which w ill he found on the firs; page of the Gazette ol to-day. They all Contain stait ; ling admonitions, and should awake everv man to a seme o! his dory. Read and hand them round. Cyllon. J. S. 11I,AOK, ot the Supreme Court, paid j us a flying visit during the present week, enjoying ; h;s usual good health. He looks upon ih ■ election of i James Buchanan as a fixed fact, not even admitting j of the shadow of a doubt. To Sise ii'tibisc ! Having deemed it my duty as a man of honoi atul a J | Christian to renounce Know Nothingisni I have been ' | attacked ill the most false, shameful, and scurrilous I manner by the per-ons who do Ihe scribbling for The ■ Bedford Inquirer, a paper devoted to falsehood and slander of the lowest Older, and which has become so j degiuded even ill the eyes of many of tho,e who belong • to the same party that it has become a reproach, | from which decent men turn with loathing and dis- i ; g-i-t. Of late it is principally lilted with eulogies ! upon Fr. Jordan, who is the brother-in-law of the j printer, an indication of the modesty which propels; the action of these twins in their scurrilous attacks j upon those who lake the liberty of thinking lor ; , themselves, in order to show the wilful, deliheiate, i and malicious manner in which these fellows manti i facture lies, and then parade them before the public us solemn truths, 1 would respectfully cai! attention to , tile following certificate. All the other chaigt-s pre ferred again.-t n.e are on a par with this outrage up- ■ on truth. When ofiice-holdeis of their own party, thus brand these vili.fiers, who will believe tin m. Respectful IV, 11. NICODKMF3. Bedford, Aug. S, 1 SAG. i We, {lie undersigned, Directois of the Poor j and House of Employment of Hedf.ird County, do Certify that we have r-3:l an article in the ! Inquirer and Chronicle of last week, headed "Henry .Nicodemus," in which article the wri ter charges him (Nicodemus) with being an up- ; plicant last winter ibr clerk of the P>oi House, j In justice to ourselves and H. Nicodemus, Esq, I we sav that the charge is unfounded —that he j ■ was no applicant for the clerkship last winter nor at any other time since we are directors. C. D. Si D TK, J. CURLEW i Led ford, Aug. S, ISnfi. To Hie Public. For the- reasons staled by Henry Nicodemus and others, in (lie Gazette of last r- ring Know Nothingisrn, I also abandon this degraded order henceforth and forever, and de clare mv intention to vote lor Buchanan and the whole Democratic Ticket. JAMES DEFIBAGGH. St. Clair Tp. Aug 8, 1856. 077" The follow ing exposition from Ilenry Nicode mus. Esq., shows that there is no obligation what- j ever resting upon any member of the K. X. Party i to support the Ticket they have just put in nomi nation, a fact which should he generally iTniicrstood : < (HHigalioii not HEmling. Having been inquired of frequently since I lelt the Know Nothing party, whether the obligation admin istered by the Know Nothing Lodges is binding on tne members this fall or not—whether they cannot j vote for ttie Democratic Ticket without violating their obligation—l say the obligation i not binding jon any person in Bcdloid Comity belonging to the : , ; organization. Ist. Because the councils themselves urp dead. ; The Constitution declares that the jurisdiction and i j power of the State council shall extend to all subor- ' , , dinate councils of the State of Pennsylvania, and \ shall be as-e-sed per annum to defray the ex- | ( perises of the grand and Slate councils, to be paid j i semi-annually ; and, on failure thereof, all connec- j j tion with the Stale council cease. There is not a | council in Bedford County that have paid their as- ' I Nes-nient for the last eighteen months, and have, * | therefore, no connection whatever with the State j i council. I "2nd. The obligation in the ritual administered to i you touching the matter of voting, was as follows : , ! "That you will, in all thiol's, Political or Portal, so i 1 far as this order is concerned, com 01/ with the will of I , i the majority when expressed in it lawful manner 7 " ; . ; Now, what is meant by a lawful maimer, the Con- j ! stitution will explain: The Constitution adopted j..< July 11, is. 74, and amended April 1 5.7.7, Art. ■'!, 1 Sec. C, saitb, all candidates put in nomination for all 1 , ward, township, municipal, * resentative, senato- j , I rial, congressional and State u..delates, shall be <le- \ , | termined by the popular vote in the respective dis- ; tricts. You will, Iheieloie, be able, at a glance, to , see 1 hat you are not under any obliuation to vote for j . | Ihe ticket presented to you i'or your support by the 1 | Know Nothing paity. If the councils in Bedford j , , County were under the jurisdiction of tile Stale < Council, they would be bound to put their candidates in nomination by the vote< of the different councils, j as the Constitution stands unaltered. I , H. NICODEMUS, feite President of lied ford Council. I Aug. 9, 18-70. ..... —— ... I All Hail New York. Q7"VVe have the gratifying intelligence to com- i municate to our friends that there was a complete!' and cordial re-union of the Democracy of New j York on last Thursday, which gives the State to Mr. j . Buchanan beyond doubt. Mr. Buchanan responded to the Convention by tel- j egraph, in the following letter of congratulation: Mr. Buchanan ha, received the resolution of the Consolidated Convention of the New York Dernocra- I ' oy. Their union, at this eventful crisis, is one of 1 the grandest events in our history. Our car will ! now weather the storm of fanaticism, and the Union ; I must and shall be The whole southern I country will hail this reunion a> a rainbow in the clouds, promising a return of the peace and harmonv j ' which prevailed in the good oid time among the si?- ! 1 ter States. JAMES BUCHANAN. 1 (CP* The meeting in St. Clairsville will be ' held in that village on the I3lh of September instead of the lStli of August as heretofore announced. i J is. 11. CLA V SPEAKS! GRAM) L : MON RALLY IN KENTUCKY. There wa* a great gathering and union of demo crats and national vvtngs near Maysvilie, in Ken tucky, on Saturday last. It was a union barbecue, where several thousand Kentucky freemen and sev eial hundred Kentucky ladies assembled in a beauti ful grove to consult* together upon the momentous cri-is which is now upon the country. Hon. Richard 11. Stanton called the meeting to order, and introduc ed Col. George B. Hodge, an old-line whig, who said he could see no other party in the field which stood upon a broad national and union basis but that whose candidates were Buchanan and Breckeuinige. When Colonel Hodge had concluded bis able and n terestmg address Col. Stanton introduced "-.lames B. Clay, the son of the immortal Harry of the WV-t." At this announcement there aro-e a wild -hout o enthusiasm and joyful welcome from the vast multi tude. 'The ladies ro-e from their sea's and waved their handkerchiefs. Mr. Clay came forward ami aduiessed the meeting. We regret that we mu.-I conlitie ourselves to a few passages of bis uiasteily ■spee. li : Mr. ( lay said that he was a quiet fainter, who had taken little part in public atiafrs. He was a comparative stiai.ger in bis own Mate. '1 here were not a hall dozen lainiliur lares in the great before butt. But he had been calumniated by the press—he iiad been denied the light, unle.-s at the hazard of the mo-t bitter and malignant personal det (action, of taking that course in political adults which his judgment and conscience approved. Tie has been | aiiited us a monster oi political tergiver sation and tiifidelity hi- own and t ;,e heai i-sfi ings ol tiis iamily hud been torn by the vile abu.-e to which he tiad been subjected. He now appeared be fore them to sho-.v what maimer of man tie was, to justify to his fellow-couutryu.eii the consistency antl nuuor of las conduct. Mr. Clay proceeded to say that lie had no blood in his veins which did not flow in an honorable channel and lioin an honored source. It was not in the na ture ol his lace to be laithle.-s and treacherous.— 1 here was none ot that tace but had borne a true and patriotic heart in his bosom. An uncle hail fal len gallantly smuggling against the savage- at the iivet Kais'iu. Many now present remembered that gallant man who bedewed the dark arid bloody ground with his heart's blood. A brother bud .'alien at Buenu V ista, fighting lor the honor ami tlag of his counliy ; and, even when disabled ami piostrate ; from many ivoundg, when last s en he -till ie-.-;e<l ami rnriihutted the enetmesoi ti.- country. Cast and greatest ni his name— gi< atethat had ever been or ever would he—his lather, ha.) l:n d lor hi- country and ior the t iiiuu—had exhausted he- tluyrf in ti.e service oi the repuhin-, and bad i.i po-ed on all who were connected with htm, as their highest and -most sacred duty, to give their test etfnils to the mainte nance nl that cause to vt hich hi- great lieai t ami tal ents were so long consecrated. in the performance ol this object, Mr. Clay said he came there to strike one blow for the Union, lie then proceeded to show that the banner of the wing party hud been lulled and laid upon his lather's grave. Mr. Clay then proceeded to say that he had clung to the old party in its dying, as he bad in its pros perous moments, and when it- final dissolution was proclaimed lie lookej uiound to see where he should no. lie frit nim-eli in the embarrassment in which the S.ige olMar.-hfield onye found himself. He hud entertained opinions in favor ol native-Americanism, and ha 1 published the first articles that had ever ap peared in Kentucky on the subject, tfo, hearing that there was a party organized on that idea, and which at the same time proclaimed Veiy high-toned and patriotic national objects and spirit, though he enter tained much repugnance to secret societies, he m. persuaded to present himself for iutei rogation at the portals of one of the lodges of the so-called American order. As the obligation ot secrecy hail been remov ed liom all persons iit reference to that order, he felt justified in stating what there occuired. lie was a-ked what was his name, where lie was horn, what religion he professed, what was the rr/igiou of Ins ft , and finally, would he not bind hiin.-eif never to vote lor a Roman Catholic ? When this question was put to I:iin fie withdrew in disgust. That was no place—r:o party lor him. What, then, wa- he to do ( He looked around again to see il there was not a chance lor ihe resinrection of the whig parly. Mot a gleam of hope enlivened the gloom of 'he hcir ri zon . L nder these circumstances, his next thought and inquiry were, in what ranks could he, in hi humhle way, contribute most to the maintenance ol the 1 n:oa and of a national party ? He -aw no oth er place for him to stand upon but in the ranks of the party which alone maintained an organization in all the State-— stood upon national and Union ground which alone was able to present a powerful resistance to the sectional party whose success he believed would involve the di inpt.on of this confed eracy. Alter speaking in high term- ol Mr. Fillmore, but -Lowing ihut he stood no chance for all election, Mr. Clay proceeded : But he confe-sed, if he deemed it wise and patri" otic to vote for.Mr. Fillmore, it would certainly he a hard ta-k to take him with toe candidate lor the V ice I'ie-irieticy, Andrew Jack-son Donel-wi, who, besides being a renegade from his own party, had quite recently been the reviler arid <i. latrn-r of Mr. Fillmore, and or that administration which gave Mr. T 111 more the high consideiation and claims that are now accorded to htm. lo vote for Andrew Jackson Honel-on in preference to John C. Breckeliridge was certainly a hard alternative for a Kentuckian. Breck inridge was his townsman, 'he plav-mate of his in lancy, the companion ol his boj horn!, his friend and intimate at ail periods. Breckinridge had additional chums upon him. VV fieri he was eh cterl over gener al i.e-he Coombs to represent the Ashland district in Congress. Mr. Breckinridge had a-ked a friend of his lather how Mr. Clay would receive him if he should take the liberty of calling on him. "Asa gentle man and a Kentuckian," was tl e reply. Mr. Breckinridge accordingly came, and he (the -pinker) was present at the interview. Mr. Rreck- j inruige stated to Mr. Clay that he had called to pay his re-pcts to him: tha r . though of" the opposite po litical party, he had been chosen to repiesent the di-trict which he (Mr. Clay) had hirrt-eij repre.-entcd ' with -o much renown and fidelity, and he should ; con-.ider himself—young and inexperienced as be wa —quite incompetent to do justice to the high doty he had assumed without the counsel and aid ol Mr. ( lay; and he desired permis-ion to con-ull with him ' fieely, when he should enter upon his duties, and to j receive the aid of his great experience ami knovvl- ; edge of political affairs. Mr. Clay was much pleas ed with this interview. Jt produced a deep impres- I -ion on bis mind, and his regard for Mr. Breckenridge ; was ever afterward warm and earnest. And now ] ; ani expected to throw aside such a and vote for I Andrew Jack-on Prmel-on. "Why, lellow-Kentuck- i ians," exclaimed Mr. Clay. "I would not give John C. Breckinridge for a woods-full of Andrew Jackson Dotieisorr-." In this connection Mr. Clay referred to the e|o-• quent and noble eu'oginm pronounced bv Brecken- j ridge in the House of Representatives on the an nouncement of his father's death. Mr. Clay then proceeded to urge upon his old whig ! friends, the companions and constituents of his lath- , er, to rally around that banner which he had spout j his ttfr in tepko!ditto —the banner orthe Union. He wn- ready to follow the whig standard as Doug- ' las follow ed the heart ol Bruce—as long as it waved. But that 1 lag was no longer to be seen in the battle- j field. It might yet be unfurled. After death there ! wa- the resurrection. But at pre-ent there was no i whig organization, and the only party of the Union j was that of which Buchanan and Breckenridge were : the candidates. Mr. Clay referred to the attempt to implicate Mr. Buchanan in the charge of bargain and eorrup- i tion. On that subject he proposed to take the test:- j mony of his own father, and he tead from Mr. Clay's i letter to show that Mr. Buchanan had conducted j himself in that affair as a man of truth and honor; ' he should believe what bis father said before others. I Resides the evidence he bad read, there was other testimony bearing on the same point. In fueling and eloquent terms he referred to the heavy weight of that charge again-t his father, and how gallantly and bravely he had bnrne it. Thank God it died be fore bis lather! and now hp was proud to say that there lived not the man who would whisper it. But Mr. Buchanan was free from all connexion with the matter. Mr. Clay concluded with an eloquent appeal to his fellow-citizens, especially old-line whig-, to give their cordial support to the I'niou ticket—So Buchan- : I an and Brckenridge. Mr. Clay v.. followed by another old Mr H r ° n J PIIW .. ° f > Col. ihorrfls B. Mevemon, another ~'d . and Breckinridge, ' ucla '.n 'he Gazette ■ BALTIMOBK, July 2Cth, is J o GKX. BOWMAN : ' My dear <ir—The occasional sight ot , r interesting paper induces me ,o cornmoficateTt T, i ' ljy lne Democracy of ,„ lr Cl ty ' suit of the corning campaign. We have I . a commencement, yet rher- i s 7.', ' atl!iy P antic,ratio., of surce-s that renders 'ourfr,,^ 1 ' py. It is not the happiness which make -7, " n.le, but that which w ill make them put th " der to the When! end work. Among s,?'" ' some Black Republicans, enough io u ' uce '! iorm a ticket. Which formation will re, fer certain lor I'ennsylvanin's favorite. TY'„ sworn tut my to rtHpioits ftrtdomA is a ('.-il' 0 " the pit, gasping only in Maryland. a[;ii , ak j C '" - breath in Kentucky. North ol Ma ~, a , line lie will not get a single Vote. South J' . : : a-*ociation with and u a ?t of* ,*j ' 1 I rattism ill pritt etplr, will prevent hi, Mircec/ r ' j,t ho.hrml Uco thai in the electoral ro'v, '; ' i not get a single vote. The <nHidc t ,7 .' I h the general result will make work in • ' ' paien a source of plea-ure, and when || ie ' opens there w ill be more enthusiasm dev. . ,7 has eve, before been know,,. The UmJZIV" lire Whig# are with us. The office ho,iti, 2 t : Whigs a,e in ni,ion with the chuirl, I 7-7 vhtto ite,/.;,/ fun at in. The | a . t name,, ' ' ; ted through the lodg.s of their order w i'. ; ( 'y '" ni "ur city, and will make a -trip.. '!■ '■ stuff the ballot box. In this they can |7r ceed. 1 heir watch-word now* however ran ,! the Wg SIIAI.I. sr.E. Most mT , embraced KootP Xothingism iron, Ike J>, 7 ranks, have returned to the fold and are entr ■ The blood-sucker-, W seek lor nothino e'7" i to-tick themselves upon the public crib, are j w '' h them—but both are upon their | a .t | e> ,. your calculation- do hot pa-s over .Maryland" ' member she i- a law abiding State and -7, 7 ! nion. The. ohl tine, i* not yet Irokm, her not yet d,„d. I vviite not a.a politician, but a oi rny country and her institutions, ieprescr.c,.a 7 feeling of the hard fisted Democracy, the bo7 sinew of the Nation. (N'.'UTJKOI), ON SHE ATIIESKEI; Inicn, The following extracts from the Ithor Jnlv •- ration of Mr. Garrison, -how the rnirit !,, ol this notorious abolition agitator, who is ti the leaders in the cause of "Fremont and R carii-m 'Jo rr e, the path i* plain. To-day I rhsotrr, American Hag. as the symbol of u.eqiiaHeil t., risv and transcenrlar.t oppression, and, ra-tir; to the broad Atlanlic, defy ail the waters llu-recl wash out its bloody -tains. To-dav I renew rev a,-. cu-atioii against the American Constitution :l, is "a covenant With death and an agieennuii w ■ i hell." which ought to be annulled now and or-v. To-day 1 pronounce the American I'nion a It'tusM despotism, to perpetuate which is a crirrc our comrr on humanity, ami a sin against God. T-. day i alliriri the "Higher Law" tn be the r-'i and paramount law of the land, to the subvei:-,.-;, every statute, agreement and compromise, in mic. to human freedom. To-day 1 stand ont-u:-oi The rr rannicai government, a seceder on pr.ncifile, a r?. - lutionist with Hancock, and Otis, and V. rrcri, iqioti a broader platform, with a 10. - er spirit, v\ •. better weapons, and for a nobler object. Let us. then, to-day—rejecting a wild sr,d merical, all suggestions, propositions, ard *r varices tor slavery within it- present - it-, while extending con-titutional protect! in fifteen of the thirty-one States—register - pledge anew, before Heaven and the world, that will do what in US lies to effect the eteri al ;. throw of thi- blood-stained Union, that thus car - -laved countrymen may find a sure deliverance, an we may no longer br an-werable for tr.eir i . Let tis not be drawn off by any -ide i-se in to Kan-as, nor be deluded by the cry of U LH v national, slavery srettonn/' ' —seeing it is the rx -- tence of Slavery which i- the root of all • :.r trouble-, the cause of all our penis. Away, "her., with all no trnm*, roncessioji-. cornptomises. :•- dients, truce-, and the like ' But one cosr.e i, • pursued—one object aimed*jt—one blow -inc.:— " The \urth most sept, tie fmm the Snath, at . . ize her own institutions on a sore basis. THE BLM'R-L!\E PARTY Mr. Cotriins, of .M tssaclrus- its. said in a sprd) in the Hnuse of R-prescntafives on the 1 : i instant, tlint "nothing remained {■■■* tiiat man (Mr. Cob, of Georgia) !.ut toi!r<tvrg lines ofbbick nronntl the consiilttiion NRRI VTT ''ezpuitsreiT across its Mr. ( : rr* 1 hnke of the revoltins* sentiment was on** ri i r • nolilest bursts of patriotic eloquence t hat rv-r honored the halls of Congress. He said: C . fie who is preparer! for ihe tltmnnlle <!•■ perform it. It i- no part of rny duly, a; ; f no respon-p in rny heart. I prefer to z and protect from the assaults of treason r fanaticism this srCred Iff cry Jrom our n r - J tionary fathers lt appears from tlie U ing, which we clip from the Bangor Democrat, that the process of txpuiigtm: ' ready been applied by .Mr. Coßtins's : : Maine to ihe rjlorions flaj ol our country: DISL'XIOM- \r. Hanirihal Hamlin, L ' Morrill, and Charles W. (io-.ldard, esq., ' vill**. addressed a Fremont nieeti: ja' , . on Monday, standing under an American ho on w hi-li were only s/.rt <n stars.! Democratic .tlrocM. The disunion flajc, wit'i sixteen -M:- still contiruies to float across the r ' k in this village—an emblem I - *cti man-- a rli-grace to the party who j!acei it t.'u I .Yorwi!/ dhlvertiser. j J'lie Portland Stale of Maine has 1 Fremont and Dayton flag, on which a:e.. j sixteen stars. , A salute rif sixteen suns was fired at I i the day Hamlin was nominated. Only sixteen States were represented ;: - convention which nominated Fieinont auu I *°n. These are significant signs of the ■ j tendencies and feelings of fin* black op | cans. They scarcely take any pm , guise their hostility to the I nion. I- ' ' who love their country anddesiieto i ur l' . tlie Union ponder these things, and then"'o - duly. The Representative con for." - District will meet in IVtiford on Mmdat.- 1 - 18, at 7 o'clock, P. .M. to nominate i for the Legislature to he supported hi | mocratic party. _. 11 A KK A KL>: LV At the Parsonage, July-4, by R - *' - J Rouse, Mr. GETTIS "Girtoii to Miss CATH.U - ' j M. FLUKE both of Bedtonl county 1 >'• On the 3d July, by Rev. John - 1 "! : HIRAM ROEINSON to Miss LMZAITTH both ofMooroe Township, Pa. In this Borough, on the 1 Cth u ■■ 5 D. son of Hiram and Mary Lentz, a —_■ an d and 7 months. The deceased was interesting little boy, and was arJ tligse who Lru w him.