Newspaper of The New York Herald, July 31, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated July 31, 1855 Page 2
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IKTERESriM POLITICAL IflrEHlUE.NCE. I BtM in PWliaelphli-V^11 ot lion. LewU C. Levin. U pursuance cf aoti:e aa ibumm dims meeting of *e Ann -icinb ?u beld ??* Southwark Flail, in the city M I hiiadelphia, on Saturday oven.nrf Ju?y -8. Noi wtthKUn-'inB tb? ejtreordlnaiy heat of tne weather the ..nacious LkB crowded to overflowing, eod a large ,amb?r .ere utabl. to octain admittance. The * o. Umn addressed the mee' .nf as foilews: . _^rin* moral force ha? at length bro ^ ..., a th under bolt, and oar Mtimiw and disappointed. The hWst effect. !#r?hi.?e?i American movement will long continue Si mD?i iBLOi Uint p?rt in that great political drama ??? Terformtrg, which has the people of thee* United for actore, and thoee of all Europe for deeply ta nned rpeciatore When Ecgla*d attempted to op wet* car ancestors they registered a vow m heaven, 5t*w tbeir broadiworda, and they never sheathed th??m till ?bey had asserted and established the great pnn ji ".J oj ;?ual right*, and it wan not merely in the tight /h#y succeeded, hut even In the midst of their defeats rt*y showed that they were a persevering and uneon oatrable people, and it is refreshing to feel that their Jatrlt ia jet abroad In the land. The people of this caun n, have discovered tnat a formidable foreign organs taen, more efficient in shaking the frame of government ^t-T ?*ren tbe power of Rngland,e*iated In the neart ot tke nation. lt? subtle power and practical lnliuense, pene trated every department of politics and every branch of the chril administration. The people p'ned in miserable thraldom, while fthis wicked and insolent ascendancy eieeted its blood stained crest in exulting triumph ot their prostrate rights. At length wrong had overpassed th* Kmit of endurance. The nation expanding rm physi eal and intellectual proportions, chafed against ita crack Ubk bonds ? the time wus ripe, and m'llione pantedtor ?ore, unadulterated American freedom. Every thing around us shows that the active and Irresistible Ameri can schoolmaster is abroad? that tht>re is a tendency, widely diffused throughout onr land, to thepnnnplee ot all sane reiorm. and a salutary determination, that no acknowledged abuse shall bo sheltered by proscr:p..on, ?i privileged by its anUqnltj. If that moral power, which is erecting its crest over our coantry, contiuues 10 advance in the ratio of the last twelve montna. its eenseouenefs may be easily foretold, '-very liberal mjd ia yielding to this cause. Ita rapid spread telegraphs onr sympathies, and multiplies our numbers, and when atoser communion shall have riveted oar units into bat talions and phalansed them in might, let alienated A mer leaiefiemagogueH boware! let them start like hardanapo.os 'rem their of repose, for the ilede will be soon at the rate 1 The people, the American people, are uniting fea one common American sympathy. What a mom-?n teaa cccaaion ' How beautiful-how noble aretherve-T dav workings of the human m'nd? the progress of a. nation, tbe civilization of mankind! Who can marvel, then at the exultation we feel when, buratlhg asunder the trammels of party, we lir d ourselves among our eenntrymen battling for their rights and moving on wards in the accelerated progress of improvement with a boundless might and a resistless fury that pros .ri.? to the dust all the puny obstacles that can be raises by til* selfish or the sordid, the tyranny of tbe fanatical or tbe persecutions of the bigoted? In this position we ?tand? ai d absolutely free? the slave of no party, at -he me>*y of no clique, in the service of our country and oar <>d. Recent events have shown that the Amerxin eause is far tco powerful to be counteracted by all t bo impediments which can be piled up in the line of ite triumphant march, or to be b&flled by all the '? which demagogues can employ to detachits&dhCTen ?r abate its energy- Its vigor is unconquerable, Usui teste aicendancy inevitable. But to ensure .n cess, this great ctuwmort remain in the hands of he people from whom it sprung Tne struggle now I I be {ween them and the designing demagogues and pi.t.y politicians who eeek ita overtnrow. minor consideration that is now being agitated in cna Sn with thla great question, ^ awayfrom our fixedness of principle, our unity and earnestness ofpar Nm No true friend of tais cause will attemp. to E?e or absorb one particle of the enthusiasm now awakened, and attempt to direct it to ??I ?very " ism" that has been drawn towards this great movement has entered it with a traitorons pur nose and when it has f tiled to transform it to rJT own will, or to stamp it with its own * has retired, carrying away with it much more of ^ evil, than It ever brought good to its support. Lop" "the course of the Know Somethings in tne r asked conven tion at Beading. Had they been tooest in i their devo tion to the Amer can cause, would the; 1 iot have kept within the circle of the national organisation ? If s n I cere m their professions of phnanthrophy Us beh'" ?? the eolored slave, or, if they had even ccn^ dered Amer jcanism as a nuistion ot secondary i?P3^tap they not have be*n willing tt have adop.ea the national alatform under protest I They well knew that this po?' - ttm would have g.ven them'" ample room "dyrge esongh " to discuss any question, howefer _ irrel?v?nt to tbe cause of true Americanism. But this did no enit their unholy purposes. Their aim he s been to rule ? to rain-to make thie great American ?nm? tributary to abolitionism, or to destroy th^m?.can orwanixat on. History teaches us not to ^ deceived bj Minds. Kxperienco whispers esaticn when Ambition ?trikes for power. Kings l??ve been kmwa to array SEtEi? ^ thi iiTof prlerts, to ^Vucce's' naf-- tbe mask of piety; while assassins, to be success f?L clothe themselves in the gown ef toe 'J? ?ting by such example', the Know Sc. settlings t rerublieans ot Ohio and Pennsylvania hare put oa tbe SS'i'SESSfr ?u. flMMAthlAfffl are iffititios &Q ftbstrackion, wh .*? Senetbingfl are ag *4pplllJg exi?tin# wroncy. five to one in favor of freedom? Are either o^ , ritories applying for Emission into , No. That occasion would be the appropnave diaeuss this question. At a Ju.BCwartii fitiVle'direH trne American keeps his aim and hia W J "Jt ed to tbe riant evlthat now overshadows the wnc. jeet motive* of avariolous rapacity. . , ladeed is the tracklees waste of moralsMrlhty lhat aerates the m*n of becevoUcce from .le politi-al cu r Cun, who borrows a cloak to fire ths premi?es ?r those a. lelans to pity, bnt pants to plunder, ^nat ? ^?l,Sl2m7:n^,WhUeae:eW v'ene Mt^tlM oM to. can we avoid despising tne otbsr' a^dwt oT' wretched tooU-tho incendury consm wbo. u til. n ?be instigation of Sewfrd, Eileen i? ^Jght to New York to deliver a speech, hvv.wt ?or ite object the overthrow of tli* American put; ij Virginia; Md u iMi m Uw plot tic'Mdt there .Teauit* tell u* there l? no Ato?ncaniam aouth of Matoi & D.ioq'j Um! Tbowuhwaa fattier to the thought. OarScu'h m brethren rely a pot. the nationality of oar jiirty. <tu< the people of I'ennivlvania will auatain it. i'enn- y ? ? nia recognnef the right* of the people of a Territory 114 Inherent, not derivative. There it an America* ??irit sew about'ug on every UtU and in every valley, mating Mockery of the effort* of tbeae in-enciane- . if, a? I before saul, the traitor* who packed the conveulion a'. Reading ba?l felt a moment* ry g'ow of Americui'm in ifeoir heart*, they wovld have been contend to jt-e adopted the national platform under prolcit Did they do so? No. The gao 'e veil of Amer oaniam i? throan a*ide Ihe ashen* we* Jeruitically perfected; but thaak God tho plot can never be consummated The la It re*oluticn adopted by the paoked convention illue Iratee the real purpose* of thee* incendiary conapirator* aaainst the American par- j an J the American I'nion The poaitlcn tbey occnpy i* ld?ntlcal with th\t of Jha?e ted wllaoo and Reward, all of v,hota are knowa to be in poeitlve antagonism to the Amtricen pat'y Hum: agent a will be for mi at ? inc naati, on tha eighth d?y of January next, in foil feilcwnkip into the cenajirator* from thie State, who dallied at iHir poat" I ke i'aU? cilee, and then de<er'.ad our neble oeuee lite traitor*. Thie, too, 'a the face *f a resolution adopted by (he Wational Council, provijjig foi the meeting of a na tional nominating convention in the city of rn-ialelp&ia on the JM day of Kebraary, 18?*. Tell me the aath men love American principle* I Mea weo re? pect nothing ? not even their eotemn pledge to ab de by the will of the majority ? men who care lor nothing, who hcnor nothing ? mo who never aak ho* the coua try ahall be goremed, but how they may control a p*r tv- men who ?pare no interact, who regard no duty, who aeruple at no enormity, provided only that they mty rnle and riot' If their hetrt* were opened and you could tad-ire ?o hi'.eoua a tight, you would not eeo one trace of the publie go?M. nor th* alightoet v* tig* <->f the pub lie welfare? cot the ?ain't*t expreaalon of the public t.pnioo they profe.? to obey ; but aU would be h-at* and hatred*, furiee, fear* about neifiah object*, never rifing higher to the ton* and temper of trae patrlotifu than 00 far a* oki party feeling now and then borrow* It* Hue* for an ornament, or weart it* garb fer a dlagutee. Shall all the great object* for whicb we have been '-on tending bo loet eight of, and ewall.iwed up *nd abnorveJ In tbi# anad eflort of rbolltioiiian'' The ?'Know -om?thing* " the "ropublteoae," ae tbay are railed, ?ith 1 bate at their bond, ha vo repudiated evtry prin-ripla for wnich wo have boon 10 leug contending. Ia there no throb of eympatby to bo awakened, and no legiaiatton to be In voted in behalf of oar noMe hearted A merit: to m* h? nlee and work>ngmeu throaWned at they are with 10 TOluntr ry ?ervltude" by the ruioon* eoir.patitaca of fo reign paapev tabor" Thii la the aubject that ha* excited ?o mtenep aa nt*re?t among the American people. Ko. reign iwiaiigratKn ha* reached a point not only fatal to tbe proa parity of the American mechanic and laboring man. but equally threatening to the permanent *aUir af oaur political in*tituticna. and ben-o the ' Know ^VioMthing* of Ohio, who recognixoa higher law tbaa their oath*, to rapport the onnrtitation, proclaim aa a cardinal feature ia their doctrine* that tbev make yotoclnlea, not. birthright, the te?t of admleeion to cf^onal tp. Behold, thia " Know ^^nething " repuW?.*n ' party, U already In tbo fleld, and ofterlrg H* bid tnt the foreign vote , and ret tie ageata aad it* alllee, ia tbl? iu?e, dare to oat*r an Aaaailraa 'owaeil, and proclaim tbeaa*elvM membera of the Amerieaa party' Again, aome ?' our fr'?nd? in llli ?<*? iaamomon'. of thoughtleeeoeee, plodgej tWaaolvoe to "it* pnnriplee of ?fco Peclarati<m of American ladop'n itw?, ae welta* the eoo*titut>oa of tho I'alted tUataal" Ho they eropoee to do thia ae member* of the American party? fi thia governmoat? la thia I'nion, the ofUarlng ?f the Declaratioa of Ameticaa Independence, or of the oenetitotion' The Declaration ot American lad?pen rfenee ia aa expoaiti?n of the right* of man, and applie* te tbe whole human family. According to the Declaration #f AmeriMn .'n^epeadeoce, any alien would bo eligthft to the P-te.dcncy of the fnit'd Stntee, bet think God, ac <k r.img to tho conatitubon o( the United S'. atse. ev?n naturalued foreignere uri eieUgkt fr?n It Iti?!n deed tiM tor Aaterie*a* to beginw consider by which dor itnent they Intend to be governed. I marvel not 'bat thoee who eoek to deatroy thia town <[uote the i*<laiation of Amneu Independence as their rule of action, for w.n they kflBw that reaped and veneration for the ? pint and letter of the conatitution oonatitute oar only guarantee for the preaesrntlon of our free .n ititutiona. But thank God the American people are awake. They have tracked theae American born jeeuit it, and they now feel that they themselves possess the hercokan Ktronfth repaired to strangle thia new born monster, and ho to bruise and divide hi? overg^rged carcass that be (hail never again be able either to wound with hie fangs or to inflame by hlf vtnoin. We are stripping oorselvea of all paralyzing aceea soriee, and stand ont bold, fearless ana free to nurl the thunderbolts of truth against the enemies of the pro 51e, aod to strike dismay toto the heart* cf those whose atred may be taken as a tolerable men sure of their fears. Nor do we stand alon*? Briarus- banded? Argus eyed? myrind voiced ? the people go forth to arouse and to combine. Do ycu doubt that they are moving in their mighty If bo, read the following resolution* unani mously adopted at a mass meeting held a few evtn.nfa ago by the noble hearted Americana of Hamilton ooun ty, Ohio.? Whereas, The Democratic State Convention et the H'.h of .lanoaiy last, end the recent convention In Columbus, hive railed to avow or recognise principle* which we bellevo vital to the welfare of the republic and oar State ? therefore, Resolved, That * e continue to maintain as paramount in importance, and never to be ignored, the well nnwn princi ple* of the American narty, among which is devotion to ttic Union, aid unceasing hostility to itseuemies, he they '.he uullincm ot the Soetb, or th? ftbolitienistn ot the North. Rf*o!ved, Thst while we consider the repeat of '.he Mi" loori Compromise la a wanton violation of a sacred and time-honored comns-t, we tare not, from resentment or any other impose to bo seduced er driven Into the support of fanatical iflfcn or measures. Resolved, That wo recognise in tfce very first, reeolntion of the convention of the 13th inst.. a snbtle anl insidious tim at the Integrity of the national government, and the initia tive of legislation which will place the State of Ohio in an tagonism to the I'nion. Resolved, That the avowal made in a resolution of tbe Convention of the lath inst. , to labor assiduously not to se enre the repeal ef tin Nebraska aod Kansas bill, tut *o render it void and inoperative, proclaims a mode of oppo sition to the laws of the land that can he sanctioned only by fanatics and outlaws. Resolved, Tbat in tbe proceedings and resolutions of the convention of tbe 13'h inst., aod especially in tbe nomina tion of S 1'. Jhase for Governor, and the isselution to ap point a committee to concert measures with reference to the r resiliency, t*e discover u design to more efficiently or ganize an aggressive sectional party, with which it would be dorilect il us American citiaens to act or affiliate. Who can fall to see that the American people are Uk iof( thin matter Into their own hands, in d tig pi to of designing demagogues and paltry politicians ? A genu ine .American spirit If sweeping over the land like an electrla stream, tiring the blooi of every man of nobie md similar resolutions are t-?ing adopted in every county of that noble and patriotic dtute, excepting only those of the Western Reserve, over which the spirit of disunion presides. Our hopes no 7 rest apon the patriotic men in that Slate who constitute the Exe cutive Committee, made up of twenty-one delegates ? one from . acb Congressional dtntrir.1 . Tl^air names are not oalsotni to us, aad thee honored itm?4 constitute a guarantee. The fate of noble Ohio is in their har.Jn, and they will not prove recreant to th<<ir trust. The difficulties which now surround our brethren in Ohio have BMutted from over anxiety to iuture .mm ti-ue luocew. They abandoned for a moment thn broad pita of .\m?ri ?n principles, and toc'-i the dark and dev.ous ?; round of expedionoy. We have at thie moment n Ohio, oae hundred and ten thousand loyal hearted Americans! The democratic party has one hunlred and two thousand, .-lecoHtng to vote polled last year. The abolition vote, proper, in that State, may be sum med up as amounting to thirty thousand l'he Atntri cans deluded by the clap-t:ap cry of " aati-Nebraskn, " may possibly reach seventy thousand, * m?jority of whom may be drawn towards Chase, whoa they re cognize as the champion of " anti NebrasVaism ''?hav ing so-ne for tr eight thousand votes to be ill rided be tween tae American party and the foreign party. These mate up the fciini toUl of three hundred and sixty thou sand votes in the State of Ohio. Thus we see clearly that loyalty on the pirt of our Brethren In Ohio is alone nsceisary to secure triumphant sucsrxs in that glorious State. Notwithstanding all that may have been said, our trust in Ohio is firm and unwavering. Let tfcepa adopt the battle cry of their American brethren in Penn sylvania, icd all will be safe. " Ono thing at a ti?je, ?ind all the tlma at it, " is tbe motto of true Americans everywhere. I\>wn with " foreign influence " ii no v the universal feeling, and almost the universal cry, and until thai foteign Influence he utterly annihilated. and until tbe I teling engendered by it be utterly worn oat, there can be no hope for our noble country, In whose boeomtbi foul canker has existed so loag. Are we to be swallowed op, and shall nothing be done. In the Uu guage of Jacks en, towards Americanirng America? bhaii nothing be dune for tfct hardy son* 0' the soil, who are taued for the beciQt of the pauper labor of Europe? when aiBUbOUSM and poortaousee. jaQs and penetentia ries, erected at American expense, come up and cover tbe lam'uo thick that Irom tbe grating < of tbe oae youmiy behold the walls of the other r Are we to lose sight 0! the moral aad political coa?equen:es that result from au;h a I' .te of things * The whole 'and swarms with the pauper and clinical peculation of Europe, basted ani controlled by the agen'.s of the Leopold rotinJa'ion snd the Society at Lyoct, and ready, under Jesuit direction, to act as a unit upon any subject of agitation t'a? * tbrenMM a dissolution of this glorious Cnion. Ho* nobly have tbe Know Somethings snd republicans or Ohio come up to carry .11 1 the pious intentions of his 11)1: nofj the Pope w uich were proclaimed in his encyclical letter of 1 SI 0 against t.av?ry, not in Spain, Portugal, or Italy, but sUterv in the I'nited States I flow truly are they obeying the dictate] of O'ConneU, who told tbeir. in 1841< to do all in tbeir power to carry oat tie picas intentions of hi* Holiness I If 1 mistake not, that letter was ..ddresced to the repealers of Cincinnati, and well remembered by our friends In that place. Thia is the quertion upon wliish European monarchists rely a? a means of overthrowing this republic, and rebuilding their rotten institution*. What, then, shall we say of the Know .*?ometmngi and republicans who have managed to enter our noble organization f The assassin who crawls to hi* deatb-ceed? the hypocrite who conceals his wicked purpose benea'U the fair exterior of virtae or tbe soft sentiment of benevolence, loses mure of his mr.nbood in his meanness than in his These al lies of foreign iatluence affect sympathy for the Ameri can 1 lave. Believe then not, American*: Tfi'ir object is political power, not African emancipation. Thtnr feeling is political ambition, not the aolt influenjes of philanthropy. i'bey bowl against s aveboldeta, but it is not to allievate the sufferings of tae ?lave, as suage his toils 01 minister to liis wants, but to awaten / merlcan sympathy, on the tide of which they hops to mount into the seat of power and misrule, over t^e necks of a pliant, deluded, but generous hearted peep ie. But Americans will not lote sight of the real issue. Tbeir eye* still rest upon tbe horde of foreignera who l>e ug< our navy yards, with offers of a dollar a day, ntimulating your public agents, to sacrifice the Americtu laborer to their importunities. TLey offer their votes, fraudulent and perjured, in exchange for employment, and invoke government to prostitute its high purposes by a wholesale proscription of the American laborer. And have they net sucoeeded? Enter your custom homes, jour pest, oflicf s, rtur navy yardn aad arsenal", snd ctber departments cf government, ulieremen wlio be.".'* grown gray in the service of tbeir eoontrj v? stib:4cted to the torture, and driven from position to make way for fort'.-a outcasts; and this, too, becsose they ? ere unwilling to give up to a corrupt and oorrup ; fne; r*v17' ?bi<-b was m ant for a pore and patrio tic country, lyst these victims of foreign influence feel tliat everv noole soul who f. utters in this cause, though wronged htmselt, (till adds a new and noble power to American right. !n tbe fsce of such ?Toa?? as t'iss*, tbe powers Out be, in Washington, Inquire whether the cctintry is to bo forever agitated by these American biawVrs, whether the hammers oi discussion ar* to coptlotie to resound throughout the land? Tne-? MMHU wnnot b? answered until IBOftK is resolved. Ar* Americans to be forever o^p:?ssel t Sbali a mstonty of Americans yi M to a pet minority of toretgn rs? Sbn'.l our owa governmsnt be overrtin, contracted and v>nttolled by tbe fundus of foreign :>bue?' When government, whi'b was eitab I'siied to aid, bscnmes so perverted as to obs'ruct the real inWreit* of t.he oomm unity. ?ud bas taken a settled bias towardn mischief? "hen tthas hnt->l>-s"ly oe^'tre a great engine to squeer.e Aicer.ctn iniJustrj , and when trtust;"e te barbed with ic ult? tbe natural effort or i c^tety atteiari s to eupply t*ie d^fie'eney l>y creating now ru'ers. Thta f? the eternal law of th ng? U; oai h.sing th'.< oppressed we strike the f.-om under ty ranny The cements <?' a corrupt eelf interest run Use v.kx, in tbe general conflagration of feeling A nation 1 r er?-<1, too, \y ABercan aear'j? ie a _!*rrible, s' eet ug speitacls, ,tnO woe ts bin., ia tbe White Moan* though be be, who protits not by tbe bUiel Is it not tin e ft. r us to ioq.i.B* whether we really Lve la aland wh^re tbe free interchange of opinion Is sdui'tted as the has'* of cur political exlst' oce ? where it Is tfc? h ;t? privlWge of all ? however Kated by some, and crtmtna'iy rniK- -? d by others? " to know, tj utter, snd toargne fr n.y " concerning every political right, and evsrypj litlciu privilepi Without th s civil freedom, no Wngue insy divvnge tbe deep wants of its euul no p?n isty (Kirtray the dimensions of its wrongs, un>l no fcaad may us; dl'tbat b'neflcent chaiter wmch whispers In the freedom of our homage, of life, lil?ny and happiness. And jet, with these ineffaceable characters stamp*! open tbe pages of American rights? confirmed as tbey are, It" confirmation tbey could need, by the inteue.'t and oouacience of every man -ivinj? those fattb'ul depc?.t? rles of the primary Impressions of tbe tinker of (iod? the pany ereaturec of earth, in the abspe of American rulers, stand up to fetter our noala icto tue same vassalsge with the perishable dust that groans l>e neath its awsy. Is this a crisis at which we ebcaul bow in tame - ubmission to abolition martyrs -baU the frame of government continue to pree? upon tl-s rarw recks of tre Americans.'' I)o you marvel teat tbe soul of the nation hss been reached ? ths' the Amerlsac peo ple have been moved.' It if from them, and from them only, tbat the regenerating power oomea? a new effusion of puie American blood into the entire system. Tue selfishness and the sotdidoess of party, that have ?* long wearied the spiilfof a great n*t<on, ciastbe tlrrown o nr Strong native ganlui, from the meaatirlese, un plougbod regions, of the popular mind? robust, guaan tic, u net m mated b* luxury, gUttur or slotil, is rising up to put all soulteee artiflcialitlee to shams, an 1 t?e day is not (ar dlaUnt when there shall be a halo of tterv thrown around the brow of tbe son of the poer, out honest wcri'ng nan and mechanic, from whi:b the pampered -hild of arUrtoereey ehall ebrin* back in die maj 1l eve- y ci me, in every age, from the middle aad lower clas*e? tbe truly great have spruug. Poets, m forwiers, or* tore, patriots, statesmen? the wisest and tbe beat which aa'teat or modern tisees have produced have arisen from a comparatively bu sable position, ami it is these whom this mighty movement will exalt to tbe exelaeioa of all political tricksters. 1%e seeret of true power is b?l?ig revealed --the eeiret ef Ita true applica tion attend- It, and seal strength and equal jns tlee will s?yn stand upon the ground new oe eopie? by pretension and hypocrisy. The blind bas been torn from the people's eyM. the bit has k**" '*"^7 Uulr mouths, and thsy now etand fouth in all the eod like majesty of American ctti ?of, and struggHng (or their own righto and Oahting tbeir own battle. Tbey are no longer to be misled by designing and treaeherona demagogue. |s It net tune tbat tbey should bestir themselves ?h?a they begin le tremble for tbeir breeds-men, '.orn ea.lsr vhe gl' r.oes ananteM of a tT?i k?nd ef abuniaja*. when their own American born ctildwn aipoted to to thl want, by tb*> uuttaat* b- Old World/' ? ?. ' ? pe.ulo 'w.mtnr^U'-. of tb* pr^jnt Le public attention exciua.vely totbe African [M?, i? tfel? an evil to be t*m*ly ewluredbyva American community f 1* thia an evil nnwortny of the b oleum attention of American pt;lantbrop^ I? ^ an ?v.i that any true American see, and nrt r?oog ?.1 iAs av paramount, wail# he reioWee to app J it a prompt ana efficient remedj? tan My ?vil afliet the conutry f I' beaii dowo upon ae in ev?7 relation o* trade labor and life. La -t not monstroua that StT .p^lt .Vould tha. d^rad. a whole country, and look up it. noblest -iuaUue* in $ Am? ttm of immigration ao fatal to ibe great caua U |J rican laborV 1" nothing due tro*? the nauo SltX..r' to^^roJ^ O, the go nnawt .kick ??? '<? ??J!KS* ?"(?"' 'SS& xzs. S3. Sff to fbo level of a foreign serf? MiaU ygjfl* the inytUc e?blem^>?*he EtarP??, pcmte toan eUiro, trof woe? This is the consiatent doctrine of the Know Somethings" and ao called - republican." of Ohio 1'enneylvania, lla.aarhueetU and New \ork. Wedeetfe aa American., to extend to the hardy .on of labor the competent reward of bin industry . t him to clothe and fted and educate hia cbildren, a? t none of repoblicawabould be clothed, and fed, an leda ?,.J The riirht of the American msehanic and Amen can laborer to^be prtoectad from foreign onnpotiuo^ can admit ?f no dispute ho long aa power emauave. from the people for the bene lit of the people 1?^, #??? AFnmfDt. The natives of the ?oil consilium aaft^*assf?SI?S5^? brows Our government is substantially the rep nf all the wealth of the nation. If we are great, ncn, ?? 4?f r>T*u0T\in* the moral element that cona?i tut?H polltlcnf freedom. Ai we abundance, comfort and competent wajpea, they ? lJ!t?? voted to human rights. t\*y.un^",^?dfr^b'Je lm of government, antt respect the Active of ?fr^oBS?TrH0tor it or^oje strictlv speaking, it ia tlw condition of such people. As they lee! tb'lr strength so will they serve tbe'i r%hts; and it Ih in tbe pre^rrat,on of tbe^ individual rights-in the swurft, - ofttM*^ lU intertatr ? that the rigtU and enlarged in ? ???? are protected. Pby.ic\l ?* "'fl/S,' hand. One is the cOBMquwae of tbjsotber. la y ssw^jSSKs awav that laudable pride wh-'eh ind?,?endence an^ cu U??iSVw^ Never, oh never, permit the American to I all below tn? rign ua^r-to7ho?Vwho have built rai?ro*dl ?r dug s^a^gS=fti.3 revulsion in every branch of bn?a ; ? . f n ri? oj wkiuk ? P"^*^ A^JJ^On ?k?t jnncipl# c"i sar/?x? m'1 An?"i? addition to that, you behold the "republi 2t," of Ohio, with i haw at their IliSgss || breadVh of the land- ?uX power P?aly^ iv> nrtc 0f legislation and alien??! the vo?;e of pktriOj tie anc oT ier -r-Tej- told that there i* no foreign ? ' "i ^ .hJleTnntd StaU. While we are laboring t? do justice to the American people, without r*?*rdti> the Uiror of foreign '?????, pSSJJKJS? tSd onto, pbU?ntbropmtis m -New . attention and weak?n s tis.. ?v, >k. ^.,k. 1 r^ssS&Jf fffiw "??WS'S ass !?a!^a2ffl?8a5Sc, b.r ?ki. ???!?"' si?? ?? <?? i yisrf..' ? ysu? "?? Vr'SSV "mmI l?f tfc?, llMi tS?iii,tkLcsi *\,U.Cli^il^lntaW to either i. he who attempts while ecitsalj jnwnw ??ralv/e, by Jtrern-on, the arrnt sUslgisil 10 Vmx* ^LwSened to the realltie. that Aitrlcin P f* t>??t are settllve cJown to the uaiter avssasr- a '?< ??'"? character. involving, ne:?Baartly, thosa feelings appro priate to the importance of birtaright. It is tnis bir h right ? the birthright of ?n American ? that is in peril ? thin, the highest distinction of whi-b man is suscepti ble ? the Mar of true nobility? th?- badge of honor t? ?lowed by the hand of the King of Kings. Vaction, In tbefaadness of her Infuriate leaders to grasp power fo: i the btntfltof the few at the expense of the many, in vain attempt* to draw us oil from the consideration of this grtfti point, which has cod for iU author, human happiness for It* aim, and truth lor iti demonstrable matter. Ihe value of birthright lit* been pre ' timed by the voice of the t. Omnipotent, and we, a a Africans, are not yet prepared to mite it a r;uestion of seconuiiy importance. We, at Am?rictn?. are cultivating that principle which has c?rns*:r?t?J the neme of Charlemagne to the veneration of Frenchmen, of Alfred the 'Sreet to the homage of hnglUhmen, of Robert Eroce to the enthusiasm of S:otch<nen, aru of Washington to the idolatry of Americans. Br pro-laim iug the'great doctrine that Americana ah*!! rule Amarlc t, we held up an example to the down trodden aa'.iou or Knrope. and encourage Hungarians to govern Hungary, Italians to govern Italy, 1'oies to gown Poland, Ger mans to go\ern Ge*many, and Irishmen to govern Ire land. liven Papal Infallibility recognizes this doctrine, for every man knows that noDe but an Italian born is eligible to the I'apal chair. We are even now the seed of that principle which, like thegrs?s of the < arth, though trodden down by tho feet of millions, and ftr g, aerations? acorchei'. by hottest tun* and withered by fiercest winters? yet shall never bs annihilated, but. like It, xhall creep au-i spread, and grow until It ahall clothe the entire siriace of the earth ? seeds that every ivibd shall blow, i.nJ every billow bear to their proper destination. Whit mighty interest* lie enveloped in ti.lrf rreat prlaclp.e ol nativ am! It Is tha principle of nativ# rule, involving luve of native land. Do you not aee that the success of thia great party, and the per manent. establishment of this great principle, hasten* the perio<! when the Dleaeinga of a universal Providt n e ahall ran from man to man and from nation to natioo, making the chain of humtn sympathy strong r.a the hop* of heaven Itself, expansive a* the race of mankiod? Now, the march of time la quick. Alike within an*' around is, centuries are being crowded into brief lustrums, an J marvellous ahall be the page of history written luring '.he nex'. few yeara. At eucn a period an this shall we become inert and apathetic '' -ucti is the anoma!oa<< 'onititation of human ratuie, to 111, and a<eep!ea? in Ihe puruit of gain, but tardy to ent/rthe lists when the atrugg.e is lor American rigtitn. Thank God, nine of that sump s-irrouni! me h?re t? night. The arduous ftrugglea in which we bare been engaged for so many ycirs, and the bond of sympathetle triumph that binds as together, have Isnt a chivalrous and brotherly '.lag* to our saati meats, and breathed into the people the t.reath o' a new life. No aeltish motive? no wish ti gather ;i larg?. ?aare of honor than our brothers? animates one of tne saared Land of 1M4. W# reapect the retrain? ihe noale hearted recruits from ' he whig aid democratic ranks who have oome up to the rescue? who have broken up the artificial ice mounds between man and man? opened up the hearts of the high to the low, aad st 11 bettor, of the tow to the high, and thus awakened a renew*. I con fldence in the power of an American people to renew and preserve this glorious Amirican labile. Nor will they feel inclined to depreefcte or undervalue the efforts of thoae older ?oldlers in thli American revolution, who, filled with earnest affection for their country, ami ready to resist the author* of im misery, mived la the very front of the battle, and formed the advance gnard of our oountry'* force. They directed the awakened enor Cm of the people? kindled patriotic enthusiasm, and and them together in a common cause. They gave strength to popular sentiment? evoked ike almighty spirit >>r opinion, and were the auspicious heralds, may I not say the main producers of an event the moat wondrous ia Its mode of acoomplish meat, the most momentous and far ree- ting in it* re suits the world has ever witnessed, ee where they stood ia 1M4 ? I. N?ne tut the American bora ft>r affile. Z A probation of at Uaat tweiwtv on* jeers oa the part ?f foreigners be reafter comic* ?o eer shoree-lnc India* tOoee who nave net deelarsd t?elr loteatioas at the time of the pa**a*e of the law-kofsre tkev shall ? varnae tba elective frtn Mee; or a total repeal ef ah* aataraluattea laws, H desired by ?ie Amerioaa people. S. A rapitati n or head tax ?olficienWy high a* to ao Inner reader it a measure sf economy for Karopeao rov ntnts to aaake a Botaay Bay of America, ky icadlBg M oar ?taoree t heir cenviits, paupere aad telea*. ?. The Bible, without aote or comment. in onr pabUe % hools, wtleb ahall be kept free from all tnetariaa la ffMbces. J No i-oaaectioa ketwaea ehneeh aad Ma' a.lbat perfect reliflnea fn-?do* te every t-Mand deasmAatisa I g The sdro ?e?. n of so local iesrt??n or aaeateaal ia^ae on Averi<-as r'allerma rr lia'*'*! ctlvsna.oBi- Inimi tbe people tree to Mt knit ri[ ru? their opinions oa 1 1 ?uf jects relevant lo the cause, as ihey pktff, .n ttiir indi vidual o?|aci?y. 7. Americans *.o rule America ? "first, lait. an! all the time"? ? lion and above all jther considerations. Wou'd not i hie platiorm oover even the rround pro posed to be occupied by th? oosurpirmtora, at Rtadln; ?a. ?' No. This would not suit their purpose, broad enough, tt ii true, t ven for them, mt embracing too much of na tionally and patriotism to meet their narrow and eon tracud viewi. "Divide and govern" ia tho motto of ti.e aboiltionlfli and their alllei. Du tract, an the meau* to

destroy, li the rule that governs them. Reaction ia now the only hope o' ocr adversaries, whether they be foaod without or within our organization. But that nope is a? delusive ? nay, more so. than the wlldont dreams of fa naticism. The American cauee, with Got for ita author, and the welfare of men ? tho welfare of State* for its basis and support, ia moving like an Alpine river, which notwithstanding the foree and strength of the currant, may be for a moment dammed op by some fallen ava lanche, or thrown backward by the apparently insur mountable obstacles which oppose, but which only re coils to gather fresh strength for the struggle, and final ly, bursts through all oppoc'.ng barrier* with irresist ible fury, scattering In iti rash the evidence of ita pow er. Where is the source from which reaction oan be produced or sustained? When the sun set* ia clouds or r?ses in mista that obscure his bright ness, one who had no experience or anew nothing of the immutability of the laws of nature, might suppose that the sun was never to rise again. But what li the I apt? The very mtata that have been thrown around it to obscure its brightness, are convened into a medium to show off Ita superior lustre. When tte sun ceaaes to rise, then shall we believe, and not till then, that abolitionism has power enough to pro duce re-action. In brief, before re action can be pro duced, man must aubvert the laws of his own nature, nnd with his own hard put back his own b?Ht interests for this world, and blot out hie hopes for the world to come. Every Interest In the State must be subverted ? the laws of political science must be reversed? wis lorn and foily? virtue and vice? religion and iin? abolition ism and patriotism, must voluntarily change t heir names and places, and light mnst learn to radiate dsranexe. Away, then, with the consideration of every question wliloh interferes with or attempts to weaken this great American cause. Other evil* eiist; but they touch our country at a single point, and impose on the American family a sicgle burden. The giant evil wlii:h we are en countering hsH become universal. It rose Imperceptibly, but with terrible strides, and made sure of every acqui sition it gained. Through the inrtrumentality of its church, it has called to its aid thefcopes and leare, the joys and sorrows, the passions of JtHP, ami gradually, but with determined step, is onward to uni versal power Politicians and parties yleldeJ submission to its touch, and acknowledged the might of the des troyer. It has entered every hall of legislation, called legislators to its aid, and reversed the decree of the Hecate. It has entered the school bouse of the Ameri can youth, which now forma the cornor stone of national education; and, by taking away the key of know ledge, wsb advancing to shut the very g?.tes of heaven ! At this crlcia, Americans planted them seves in an attitude of self-defence, to vindicate and protect their dearest rights and inter ests. what has been the result of this struggle)' The monster that grasped the soul, tnat he m^ght devour the bodies of men is beginning to wax faiut, and one long, loud, appalling peal of moral thunder, will noon herald hiitxile into friendly darkness, or per chance, into that lasting perdition which his malignity had prescribed for the American people. The "torn flag'' of Kensington again floats to the breeze. HaiU? there's a voice? our country is stirr'd, A sound like the break ot a trumpet is heard ; On the mountains a banner is blazing afar ? It slows like the light of a newly born star; 'Tie Ibe (lag of the Iree we unfurl to the sky, And glory now bears it in triumph on high: Our foes gather round us, that standard to seize, But they fall like the reptiles from young Hercules! The following resolutions were then offered by Dr. W. R. Wright, and unanimously adopted ? Resdvcd, That wo, the people of the First congressional district ot the State of Pennsylvania, in mass meeting m semMed, hereby ratify and indorse tbe national platform adopted in this city bj tbe National Ceuncil. Resolved, lhat we stand by tho spirit and letter ef the constitution of the United states, as onr guide, notwith standing the efforts of desisninp demSKOgnis to substitute tbi Declaration of American Independence for the organic law of tbe land. Resolved, Tbat. we adopt the resolutions passed at a late meeting in Hamilton county. Ohio, as a part of our po litical crecd, and that we will not be iaduced by any pre text cr pretence to yield oar sappert to fanatical men or moatures. Resolved, Thst Americanism in its broad, legitimate sense, is paramount and above all sthsr considerations. Resolved, Tbat tbe abolitionists, who seek to control this great American movement, are hot the tools of tbe Jesuits, who seek to overthrow tho republic. Reiolved, That conservatism is the basis of Americanism, and constitutes our true element of success. We venture nothing in saying tbat the effect of this meeting will be felt not onJy throughout the State of Pennsylvania, but the nation at large. CITY POLITICS. Tbe General Committees of the Respective Political Partl?s_> heir Object and In fluence. It ii well known thai the different political organiz i Uons in the city conduct their business through what are known u general committees, who raite the necet nrj meant, and organize the actlca of their respective parties Is the several wards. The committee) are com posed of a specified number of delegate* from each ward, who are cboten at primary elections, held to sards the close of the ytar, and whose term of office commen ce* on Jaanaiy 1st, and laata one year. Much depends on tbe proper organization of these committee!, as they in fact ley all the plans and pull all the wires for the parties they represent. The result of the election de peads very much upon the adroitaess or remissnsss and incompetency of tbe committee elect. Below we give the names of the officers, members of the sub committee, and list of the delegates cempasing the general committee of the soft shell democrats, hard shell democrats and whige. Besides these, there are exceptional party organizations, who manage political machinery somewhaudlflerently. These are the Know Nothings, the- temperance men and the Liquor Dealers' Association. The Know Nothings work through cjac cils, of whieh there is one in each ward. Whenever ac tion is contemplated, involving the elestfon of chirter or State officers, general councils are held, composed of elected delegates from the several ward councils. As a consequenoe, the general councils of ths American party (as they prefer to he called) more truly represent the wishes of their constituents than do the generil committees of the other parties, with whom the cor rupt primary elections are in vogue. The temptran:e men are controlled by a City Temperance Alliance, a bedy tbat once had some vitality, but. is no s composed of self-elected delegates, who are presumed to represen* certain ward alliances that really have no existen:e >ave la tome fee- strong temperance wards, such as tbs Ninth, Sixteenth, he.; and consequently the general organization possesses but little real Influence. The l.lquor Dealers' .Association, the name* o' w&ose officers we give below, is a strong and influential body t lough the members do not pretenl to represent asr one but themselves. Ward organization* are, however, rapidly being formed, whieh will no doubt eventual ic the formation of a central organisation representing all of them. As the elections approach a number of other o* ga ii nations make their appcarance to influent* tfte result, and make a little mouey out of the politi:ians, which last purpose they effect much ea-ier than th?' former. Let any man be pnt in nom nation for May r or Congressman, or, indeed, any offue, and he will finu s number of parties he never heird of before? practical democrats, workingcoen, land reformers, an 1 other par ties with portentionsly large names and disproportion ately small influence. Political clubs play ao smt.l figure In city politics; but as they change their name about every year, it would be aseless for as t? mention t htm here. A list of ths names of clubs that have ex isted In this city would 811 a large book. The titles of some of thea were extraordinary. Many ef our older citizens remember well '.he Huge Paws, the Indouita" bles, the Albany Basia Rattlers, the Ring Tail Roarers, Jtc., that flourished in the time of tbe anti-bank excite ment. Of late yean more choice epithets have been in vogue? Empire clubs, Union clubs, and the like. re r baps a statement of the relative importance of tbe several organizations mentioned below may be of Inle rest to osr readers, though perchance the truth may not he puiateable to tome of tbe members of tbe oom mittees indicated. The Soft Shell General Committee is a promises', political organization ia the city. Itt action is all Important with its own party. Any resolution, passed in this committee may be considered as embody lag ths wladom and folly of the magnates of t' f administration party ; Its action certainly repre sents their sentim?ite. la the absence of a nation } convention this Tammany Hall committee is the onljr authoritative exponent of soft shell democratic princi ple*. Tbe Young Men's Soft Shell General Committee has less power and influence. Tbe chairman ef the present committee, Mr. H. P. Carr, is trying hard te give then an important position la the party, but It is doubtful whether he will suceeed or not. Tbe Hard Shell General Committee is an important or ganizaUon. The Young Mens' Committee of last year was very active , this year It is not so energetic and does not amount to so meeh. With ths two whig committees it is very different. Hew we find the young men of quite as much impor" taaee as tbe old men. Their aetl an on all matters ef Impertoaee Is joint action, and is performed through an oieeutive eomssittee, composed of aa equal a timber of members from both bodies Though the action ot ths Broadway Henee 1s ef no little issportoaee to the whig peqty , it carries nothing bke aa much weight as the aetion of the Tammany Hall General Committee Batthepowse and preetig* of these committee* ts fs't passing away Two f.LLt jartiee hftf* M Ciljr spraag into lifo-the Know Nothing*, ai.4 tbe ?iqnor dealers; and thslr counter action plays tbe mischief with the plans of the committee*, *o far as they relate to city poll tie*. Tbere ia ao doubt btt that the disturbing in fluence of tha two laet named parties will eventuate most beneficially in correcting atd reforming party mt aiwry. and to giving tha people something to say in tbe primary election*. The following ia a complete list of the different genera committee* for tbe y tar 1855 4 DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICAN OKNMUL COMMITTER (SOFT SHELL.) ' Met! at Tammany UaU first Thurttlay in each month Chairman? Robert Ktliy. Secretaries June* L. Benedict, Alfred Chaneellor. Treasurer? Daniel F. Hetaann. Sergeant at- Arms? Charles Mill*. Standing Committees. Finance? Andre Fioment, Chtirnan; John Cochrane, George H. Purser, Wilson Small, Chua. H.King, Wil 11am J. BriMey, William Miner, John Petitt, Conrad Swackhamer. Corresponding? Lorenzo B Shepard, Chairman; John Van Buren, Daniel E. Delavta, William D. Keonuly, Anion Herrick. Ambrose L. Plnnev, Thomas Bsese. I'rintiog? John A. Kennedy, (Carles Fletcher, John Orr, William Murray, Jamea It. Steer*, Joseph Uoso, Benjamin P. Faircbiid. Naturalization ? William Baird, Chairman; Thomis W. Adama, Thoma* Byrn**, Tho*. Monroe, Asahel Keel, James Gregory, Nicholas Seagr.nt List of Membtrs. Ward 1.? Thomas Byrnes, Michael Phillip*, William Burns. 2. ? William Miner, Alfred Chancellor, James Leonard. Charlts Fletcher, P. G. Moloney, Thoma* Monroe. 4.? Patrick Coyl?, William Baird, Joseph Rose. 5.? Jobn A. Kennedy, William Creighton, William H. Baker. 6.? Patrick Mathews, George H. Purser, William Fay. " ? Wilson Email, Alexander Ming Thomas W. Adama. 8.? Daniel E. Delavan, Charles II King, Daniel Linn. t 9.? William J. Brisley, William D. KenneJy, John Richardson. 10. ? Ashael Reed, Asa H. Bogert, Norman McLcod. 11. ? James R. Steers, Hiram Engle, John Pettit. 12.? Daniel F. Xitmann, Conxad dwaothamer, William Henry. I.'i.? Jobn Orr, Thomas H Ferris, Wm. Fisher Week i. 14. ? Thomas Bcete, James Sratlill', Michael Tsumey. 15.? John Van Buren, Isaac V. Fowler, Daniel W. Norris. IP.? James Grfgory, Jas. H. Crawford, Archibald Noble. 17.? John Cochrane, James L. Benedict, Minus Kelly. 18.? I.orevzo B. shepard, Robert Kellev, John Morphy. 19 ?Anson Herrick, Philip Fohey. wdliam Dunhaw. '20.? William McConkey, William Murray. John Brice 21.? Ambrose L Plnney, John Kinsley, Andre Fro mtnt. -???Ben j. P. Kairchild, Dennis F. TwDot, Nicholas Sea grist. DEMOCRATIC RKFI'BJ.IOAN TOrVG MEN'S GENERAL COMMI1 TLB (SOFT SHELL.) Met at Tammany Hall h\r>t TuenUty in each Month. Chairman? Horatio P. Cbrr. Vice Chairmen? Charles E. Shea, John Reed. Secretaries -Samuel L. Haughton, Daivid B. Mc3cl lough. Treasurer? David J. ChatQeld. .Sergeani-at-Arm* ? Joseph 8?g$trty. Standing Commit/ Committee on Address and Resolutions.? Jobn 1. Mumford, Nicholas Van Slyek, John Reld, E. Wain wright, Everett H. Kimbark, Malcolm Campbell, David J. Chat Held. Finance Committee.? Arthur Woods, A. Isaacs, James Dpton, William H. Appleyard, John Frazer, Joseph Haggerty, H. W. Ryer. 1 Corresponding Committee.? Asahel R. Herrick, Charles Henrr, John R. Ljdecker, David B. Mc'Juliough, G. E. Bend ix. Cbas. E. Shea, Benj. H. Haight. Printing Committee.? Samuel L. Haughton, Charles J. Dougherty, Fly no. Charles W. Francis, H. Snepard, Jo seph O'Keefe, D Boag . Committee on Elections.? R. W. 8. Don sail, W. H. McDonougb, F. A. Goetze, J. B. Ryer, J. Van Pelt, M. O'Brien, faustavus Bache. _ , Delegate*. John Reed""1*' A' ,Imuic'? folding, J. Strip, }? Mumford, W. J. Howell, T. HayeH, A. B. Miller, D. Haley. ' 3 ? Charles Henry, P. McGovern, N. Van Slyko, D. Mooney, W. C. Green. tb ew* % J Merrick* rty ' Ja,Be, Cj.ton, J. Mat 6.-'*\ H. Appleyard, Hugh GaUigher. W. n. McDo nougb, Samuel L Haughton, T. Watson, Jr. 6.? No delegation. t I-J^-jMzer, H. CToie, J. Brown, J. F. Valentine, John J. Reilly. ' Wai'^gh^i ^&k. R" Ly^k"' M Torner' K" 9? J. Honghtaling, J. - Dcnohue, A. R. Terhuae. FIjbd. ? , 10o""? w- Baacow tr, C. W. Francis. B. Tinck ler, C. W. Howe. II.? H Shepard, F. A. Goetze, E. H. Kimbatk D. Hosg, J. Morris. ' .?? Jos?I>h Goery, Gil, Hlbbard, J. lfoore, J. McArthur. ' 1S;_- I^'mer, James Doming, H. Walters, J. 0' S(Cf0t Ai PfTTJi If ~i ?SZ*"> T< J Gallagher, Jo?eph Hag. forty, S. Gibson. 8 16 ? L. F. Harrison, J. B Ryer, M. Campbell, W J i Ferguion, J. E. Host, Jr. 10 ? C. P. Robinson, L. Gaesldy, D. McCoole, P. Me Dermott, J. Murray. . Joie^jjah, Myer Maaten, Arthur Woods, A. G. Cook, C. Magnes. ' 18.? J. Van Pelt, Charles E. Bhea, A. J. Matthews, James Irving, C Vandervoort ' 19.-D. Gallagher, Charles Kip, D. B. MoCuUough, J. Conner, J. E. Bendix. ? ' 20.? No delegates. 21 ?J. C. Doveraux, B. H. Haight, J. W. DeveUn. H P C'arr. H. W. Rjer. ' ? Van Norden, David J. Ctatfleld, Jamei Mount, M. O Brien, J. Colo. ' DEMOCRATIC ElPl BLlCi* GENERAL COMMITTEE(HARD SHELL. ) M<et at Stvyt-iant Inxtitu'e , Broadway, JirU Thurt _ dty in etwh month. Chairman? Horace F. Clark. Secretaries? John J Savage, Jr., Peter B. Sweeney. Treasurer? Joseph M. Marsh. Sergeant-at Arms? Charles L. Merrit. Standing Committee*. Finance ?William Blake, (^orgo C. Genet, John B. H askings, Gustavus A. Conover, Geo. F. Thompson. Correspoadenoo.? tieorge F. Alden. J. W. Boyce, .T0hn M. > Oeorgt h. Thompson, John J. Tait. Naturalization^? Henry J. Allen, Jos. BUckburn, Jas. McGowan, A. J. McCarthy, Patrick Barnes ? -Joseph M . Mar'b, W. D. Parsons, Samuel Kadclioe. J/einlen. Ward 1.? Mebda* I'imond, Joseph Blackburn, Thos. Stewart. 2.? Jobs .1. Tait, Mictael Ryan, Walter Joyce. 3.? A. J. MtCar.y. William McGraw, James Ha:ketL 4.? Henry J. Allen, John M Downs, John Casey. o ? lobn Y. Sa vage, Jr.. James 6. Jacobus, Robert C. Mclatira. A.? Thrmas J. Bare, James McGowab, William Sin clair. 7. ? George F. Al len, A. P. Gallagher, John Biynton. 8.? John B. Baaklns, Samuel long, laaac Kaylor. 9.? Guatavus A. Conover, Charles W. Boughton, Lewis P. Clover. 10.? Joseph M. Marsh, Daniel B. Bant. John Hw rfion. 11. ? Eni'uK W. Glover. Edwin Bo uton, .lobn Moelier. 12.? Rartlett Smith, P. Mc^ann, D. 8. Jackson. 13 ? ('buries M Smith, R G Newkirk, James I.aroe 14 ? Patriek Barnee, Frederick T. Suydam, Nicholas W Mocney. 15? Benjamin S Bart, George C. Genet, George F. Thompson 1? ?Samuel Radcllffe, John D. MeGregor, 1'hillp Feker 17 ?John M Peaman, James Murphy, Abnm G. Crmto 18 ? Hore.ce F. Clark, Weard D Panone, William Rake. V ? Fraacla B. Cutting, James C. Rutherford, John <1. Kl|'p SO ?Peter H Sweeney, J. W Boyce, William Joyce il ? Timothy Paly, Jamea M Smith, Jr., John Lynch '.'2.? Wllham A Turnnre, Patrick Maqterson, Juan O'Toole. DIMOC1ATIC KKTVBLICAN YOVHO MKNS QKNVRAl OOMMITTKR, (HARD SBRLL.) M"l at Siuj/i'ian' In/li'ulr when raUel together. President ? J?mes Packer, I ifteenth ward. Vice Presidents? Charles B. Smith, Kigbteenth wanl ; Jamie 1 .aw rence, fifth 'lo. cecretaries? John King. Twenty &rft ward; Edward Creightoe, Sixteenth do. Treasurer? Iimothy Uarrick, Fourth ward. iHligat <?* Klf Uut Fall? Lit: imperfect. Ward 1 ?No election. t.? Ales. C. Morton, C. F.Sakmeiater, John M. French, Win. i ieka, Wm. Thonpeon. :i.? No election. 4.? Timothy Gartick, Charlea Anderson, John Wue, J< bn Murphy. Richard Jeyee. [>.? llenry Van Velaor, Jamea I^wrence, Neil Nensoa, Thcmia reopenny, Jamea I, Wangh. ?P. G.Gerratby, Walter Roach, Thomas Ryan, Jas. Ikfraa, James Glaus. " ?And. H. Adams, R. Ferguson, B. F. Met affray, W Ca^ailier, Wm. (/'Shea. 8 ?J. N. i'hillips. Jamea McPermott, Bernard NeSae, James Murphy, A. Cralghtoa. H. li. arrange, Isaac William*, E. F. Marshall, Wm. C. Clover. 10 -fclward Knight. 8. C. Seaman , J. McOollnm, The. olore ( dell, Wm. Coaaly. 11.? Cimecn Docker, R. B. Risbop, F. J. A Boole, Wm. D. Wine-, J >i Hoogbkirk. 15 ?Not received. 13 ?No flection 14 ? hd. Cavanagh, P. H Mc A voy, Thomas Fay, D. Mc Msnus. Hugh O'Brien, .-econd llsket? Jamea I.ynth, I dward Maloy, Jobn Roberts, Jamen Smith, WilUam S. Cole. It;.? John B. Brady, Arris Bogert, Jamea Parker, Ro maiae iKllea, Charles Graham. If ?Fran Davit, Robert Nsriae, Kdward BoH, Philip Ecker, J C Petal. 17 ?William Tliomaa, Jacob Boyoe, Jobn Botaa. J W. HarUll. Wllham Benaei. ID ? WUUam Blake, C. W. Wood hull, K. Plerrepom, T B. O'DenneJI, Cbaa. H. s-mlth. 10 ?Jon Yondale, Anthony Matthews, Thoe. ORefUy . Wm. 'I'Keefe. Daniel Gallefar. 20.? Joba lhiiraa, F. Mc arthy, M. Connolly, Andrew J. Dnnn, John G. Butler. 21.? Jobn Ring, H. A Warts, 1. R Varian, Heory Bmitfc. Joseph I.eanaa 22. ? Michael Cornel)*, Cbae Campbell, P. Brennan. W. B Atslabreaner. 1. Fltiaimmoaa. niiunt atic wbio oinikal ? qyiirmK, (ocd km.) Hrtl at llou-v. Jint lfkt*4ay m each mrmth. ' baton aii ? Wm Ha'J. Vice Chairmen- Mc rraa Morgans, Ceerge Brtgge S?cr*Ur.?3? C'jruba W. Sehaller, Ch trial S Taypaa. Tretinrer? Kabert T. Haws. Serg?ant-at-ATO?? Horatio C. Welch. landing Cmmit'oet. Correspor ling ? John H. White, 18th ward; John Ives, -2d; Amor J. WtlHameon, 2d; WjU? Blacks'-on*, 8th; Abram Wakenian, 12th. Printing? Charles ehamfc arlain, 4th ward; David A, Forbes, loth; Benjamin * ? iliehard*, 14th; Om W. Brennan, 6th: Robert 8. Collins, 1st. Finance? w. Adam*, Mh ward; Jnnina T. ^tagg, 34; Charles Chamberlain, 4th; .Tamei R. Taj lor, 6th; Mornao ^ariagm 7th; George Briggs, Oth; Thoman Caialay, 12th; R. Varnum, 16th; J. P. Cumming, 16th; C. Minos. 17tb; John Ives, 22d. Member!. Ward 1.? Ex. R. S. Colli nit, James MeKeena, Xesbit, Alexander Mason, Henry Garlick. %?A. 3. Williamson, Ex. Gideon Clifton, Joehna U. Abbe, Joseph Manning, John Decker. 3 ? Gay R. Pelton, Janiaa T. Stagg, Ex. A, Cochrane, H. N. Sherwood, Sheridan Shook. 4. ? Wm. H. 6parka Kx. Chas. Chamberlain, John Ed wards, Da rid Blair, Robert P. Simpson. 6-? Kx. Wm. Adama, John M. Bennett, Ex. Wm. Hall, Lemuel G. Kvana, Charles S. Tap pen. 6.? 0. W. Hrennan, Israel Williams, Ex. James Br TajJor, V. C. Everett, C. H. Sehafler. 7 ? Ex, M. Morgans, J. Freeborn, A. Hall, Ex. D. K Pet tee, R. Murray. 8.? Ex. James G. Moffet, A. H Stoutenbnrg, Andrew Bleskley, Gtorgi G. Lake, Abram VanSaun. 9.~Ex. George Brfgrs, Ex. Wm. H. Albertscn, 8. A. t'aiiuiDgbam, George W. Byrne, J, Pangburo. 10.? Ex. Robert T. Hawes, Ex. Wm. Allen, N. <1, Bradford, Wm. L. Miller, A. W. Barnes. 11 ?Kx. Freeman HUcox, George W. Barren, JasT. Hunted, Leonard L. Johmon, Daniel Uerrick. 12-? Abram Wakeman, Thomas Carnley, 1. B. Bttche. lor, Ex. James A. Baldwin, C. W. Van Voorhis. 13.? J. H. Brings, Ex. Jotn Cooper, David A. Forbes, Joseph H. Petty, John l'earsall. 14.? Ex. John Hoope, William S. Wood, Wm. W. Kubn, Renj. W. Richards, Chas. A. Stuart. 16.? Jos. B. Varnum, Jr., Edwin D. Morgan, Ex. Wm. N. Blakeman, Norrls A. Phelps, Henry Snyder. 16.? Ex. Samuel Delamater, John 1'. Cum cuing, Isaaa Dayton, Washington Smith, William Good 17. Ex. Merwin R. Brewer, Charles CI, Deia, William H. Riblett, Cornelius Minor, Charles W. Lawrence. 18 ? Ex. E Del a Held S mi tn, Michael G. Uari, Ex. John H. White, John Ridley, Jacob H. Valentine 19.? Ex. James J. Bevins, Lawrence R. Kerr, Wm. B. Rockwell, Wm. A. Dooler, Porter G. Sherman. 20. ? Wm. II. Stawart, Ex. James T. Cowenhoven, John V. Gridley, Jotn Brady, !>. D. Conover. '21. ? Henry R. Oonkiln, Ohas. P. Miller, Ex Matthaw D. Greene, John D. Cooper. W. S. Gregory. 22. ? Pavid B Kerr, Charles M. Waterbury, John Ivea, Ex. James E. Coulter, James M. Byrne GENERAL COMMITTEE DEMOCRATIC WHIG YOUNG mau Meet at the Broadway Haute, fiitt Friday of each month. Chairman. ? James H. Welsh. Viee-Cbairm#c. ? 1st, Thomas C. Acton; 2d, P.erre C? Van Wyck. Secretaries ? Wm. H. Browne, Robert Micoy. Treasurer ? Alfred N. Booth. Sergeant at Arms.? Walter C. Welch. Standing Committee*. Cormpondlur.? Samuel Brown, 13th ward; Joseph II. Gardener, 1st; Charles C. Sott, 5tb; Daniel Bowler, 1Mb ; George B. Bellows, 18th. Printing.? E. W. Morgans, 7th ward; Wm. Uogert, 6th; Francis Otterton, 16th. Finance.? Joseph C. Pinckney, 17th ward; John M. Costa, 3d; William Jrnea, Jan., 10th; Jaliui C. Harrlnon, 11th; Robert H. Lament, 21st. Members. Ward 1.? Pbter H. Crabam, William Black, P. Clossy, Joseph B. Gardner, Thomas Coady. 2. ? lamefJB. Wel*b, James Gallagher, James E. Carter, Edward McUiinls, Samuel Gates. 3.? E. McMuUia, William Fatten, J. M. Fox, D. C. Henderson, John M. < on tar. 4. ? Dennis McLaughlin, Angustun P. Greene, William Adams. George Seheetfer, William Creigh ton. 5. ? Theodore A, Ward, Jobn Styles, Lemuel W. Parke*, ( bailee C. Nott, Alfred R. Beoth. C.? P. C. Van Wyek, George B. Williams, Charles B. Foot*, William Rewe, A. Florentine, Jr. 7. ? S. r. Mc Kinney, ? W. Morgans, J. F. Edmonds, G. W. Rosevelt, J. K. Bridge. 8 ?John J. tiillcoek, Jobn E. Miller, John A. I?ord, Jo seph B. Kaaet, William Bogtrt. 9. ? Jacob Choi well, G. B, Deane, A. Bempbill, J. G. L, Crawford, J. Xasb. 10.? Theodore A. Ptuyvesant, William Jones, Jr., Rob ert Macoy, N. 8 Hasted, Jeremiah Petty. 11. ? Seaman Johnson, Simon Eazeltoa, J alios C. Bar rii-oB, Samuel W. Seeley, Bichard G. Hunt. 12. ? George W. Jenkins, J, S. Vredenburg, J. K. Vc Conoell, Philip Jordan, B. A. Knox. 13 ?James Dewey, Henry Penny, R. H. Richard (ion, Noah I- Whitlock, Frederick Pitzpatrlck. 14. ? George K. bherwood .William 3. Danham, Samuel Brown, William Lyon, Ed D. Lawrence. 15.? Thomas C. Acton, 8. J. Smith, Wm. T. B. MilJi ken, Francis J. Otterson, Daniel Bowley. 16.? Andrew Brldgeman, Samuel Reynolds, Moses Jackson, Alexander McUuire, Jamea Ilornfy. 17.? Henry C. Miles, J. C. Pinckney, David S. Kendall, D. B. Andrews, John Orr. 18.? S. Brooke Postley, Jama* M. Thompson, Peter Van Shaack, Hot us E. Crann. 10. ? Henry W. GseetWUliam D. Swart, C. MsCaity, Isaac Eeyser, Georgiwbuntjoy. 20.? Thomas Child. Jr., E H. Reede, F. M. CurTy, Wm. H. Peabody, Robert Smith. 21. ? James M. odell, Richard Darling, Robert II. la ment, Den Din McCabe. Wm. H. Brown. 22.? Robert Mackay, Samuel Wallace, Peter Van Riper, Jsmes Greer, Thomas A. Campbell. JOINT WHIG EXECUTIVE COMMITmm General Committee. Ward 1. Roberts. Coliias; 2, Gideon ('Hfton; 3, Archi bald Cochrane; 4, Charles Chamberlain; 5, William Adams; 0, James B. Taylor; 7. D. L. Pettee; 8, Jamea G. Moffet: 9, W. H. Albertson; 10, William Allen, 11, Jo seph Soutbworth; 12. James A. Baldwin; 13, John C?cper; 14, Jobn Hoopo; 15, W. W. Blankman; 16, 8. Deb matter: 17, Merwin R. Brewer; 18, E. Dalafleld Smith; 19, James J. Bevins; 20, J. T. CowenbOTen; 21. Matthew D. Greene; 22, Jamea E. Coulter. Wm. Allen, Chairman. Arch. Cochrane, Secretary. Young Men's Committee. Ward 1, Peter B. brabam; 2, James Gallagher; 8, William Patten; 4, Auga?tus 1*. Greene; 5, Theodore A; Ward; 6, George W. Williams; 7, S. T. M c Kinney : 8, John J. sillccck 9, J. G. L. Crawford; 10, Theodora Stuyremnt; 11, Seaman Johnson; 12, Phillip Jordan ; 13, Jsmea Dewey; 14, George Sherwood; 1ft, Wm. T. B. llilliken ; 16, Moses Jackson; 17, Henry C. Miles; W, Rufus E. Crane; 19, Henry W. Genet; 20, Thomas Childs, Jan. ; 21, James M. Odell; 22, Robert Mackay. Thomvf Childa, Jan., Chairman. James M. Odell, Secretary. MQl'OH DEAMB8' ASSOCIATION. Meet tt OdUl f'ellowt' Hall, 'turner of drawl and QetUrj every Mund-ty evening. President? J. R. Hay ward, lllh ward. Vice President? M R. Dunce, 7th ward. Secretary? I). C. I'aige, 8th ward. Ireasarer? Richard French, 4th ward. Our Virginia Correspondence. Richmond, Va., July 28, 1825. Tht Croj't?Thi' Know Nothings? The Fire De? partment?Thc Springs, fyc. From reliable senroeo, I learn that ia almost every part of the State there *111 be a large yield of wheat, corn ana oatf. Only ?.b jnt 30,000 basoels of new wheat have been sold here the present aeasro. lieiMB. Haxall & Co., ud Messrs. Warwick & Iiarksdale, two of the heaviest bnyers in the State, will commence operations on Wedneedsy next. The maximum prke-paid by these millers np to to day, Is 12 05 for prime white wheat, and $2 for red. Tha mills here gnad utually abent 15,000 bushels pec dual; aid as they are as yet sup plied Jo a verj limited extent, even for commencing operations, tbe inference is irreslsttble that there must be an active demand for wheat in this market for soma time to ome. Tha zeal of the Know Nothing advocates dees not ieem to have been mach diminished by their late defeat in Virginia. Tbey are laying to their sonls tbe flattering unction that they will trinmih in 1856. I learn that tha opinion pretty generally prevails with them now, that if Mr. Flournoy had taken the stamp, and lollowed Mr. Wise through the State in 4iscuetioa, the Accomac orator wonld have fonnd himself minus tome 20.000 vote*. The Fire Department of, which for twen ty years hae been utierthe control and direct su pervision of an insurance company, has been ab solved from that connection, and placed under the direction of the City Council. This plan was de cided upon yesterday. There were many old fire men who were opposed to the change, and it has been an exciting topic for some montns past with the citizens generally. The wateiicg places in tha Old Dominion are very popular this hot weather. Kvery one who caa absent himself fiem the din and dost of the city, and tbe treadmill operations or bosinem, le hurrying to the springs, or to some secluied spot ia the deep retirement and far off hills of tbe oouetry. V. Traoidy ik T?x as.? Tbe Austin State Tints has the fellow it g account of a bloody transaction In that city. The victim, Mrs. Ketone, was tbe mother of ten children:? On Bunday mornhig last a Ger man, named Frederick, visited the bouse of a Mr. Mslone. living about twenty milea from this city on tbe Colorado river, and asked for tome battermllk. Mr. Melone, who had not yet risen, got np, and let the man in, and tben started to the milk house to accommodate bis guest While he was gone, Frede rick walked deliberately to tbe bed where Mrs. Ma lone was sleeping, and sheathed a broad knife io her tgesst, killing her instantly. It is said that eo previous misunderstanding exited between the parties, fed that F.ederlok had flreqoenWy been at the he use befne tbe day of the murder. On the re turn ol Mr. Malore witn tbe milk, and hie discovery of the act, be took down his shotgun and aimed A the murderer, but the gun unfortunately snapped; tbe mnrdarsr ftp male a blow with the same knife^thwblJlo had killed Urn wile, at the boa. band, who clubbed h?a gun, and knocked the vilktw down. He arcse snd renewed the attack on Ma lone who gave Mmaseoond blow with the gnu . breaking his sku!lhone. He then Med him, and having attended te the burial of his wife, started with the prisoner to this place, hut before he reached here, tbe mnrderer breathed fell last.