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I. EAGAJ, Sditor.
THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1855
TEX TUTJE AMERICAN-
Tut Tci Aumicax in pnulixhcd verj
ThuMtUy. in Sicubenville, Jrffi;ron county,
Ohio, by P. B. Conx, and edit J by Z. Rio)!,
D tha following terms:- js
Oa yenr, inrarinhly in lvnc, $2,00 ,
TERMS OK ADVERTISING.
On aquart 13 line or lwa, 3 wtk t or Us $1 ,00
ttery mWonent insertion,'' 25
On aquan three monthf :, ,. 2,50
Om tquurt six months, ' 5,00
One aqnarennn year 8,0(1
Ona fourth column per ypnr, 15,00
Ono third column per year, 20,(10
Oaa half column per year, ' 30,00
One column per year, 50,00
Professional and business cardi per year, 5,00
When there ia no contract made, and the num
ber of insertions is not marked on the CHrds or
adTertUement at the time they are handed in
for publication, they will he con inutd in until
(bey are ordered out, and charged by the square.
" -
JWoarc authorized to publish the
following name! gentlemen, as candi
dates for City and Township offices, to
be supported on Monday the 2d day of
April.
' AMERICAN TICKET.
City.
For Mayor John S. Patterson.
Treasurer. George B.FiIson.
Solicitor John II. Miller.
Marshal McGuire Doylo.
Trustee of Water Works. Henry J.
Hukill.
Trusties.
1st Ward Zachariah Ragan.
2d Ward Joshua Maftlcv, 2 years.
" " John W. Gray, 1 year.
8d Ward George B. Patterson.
4th Ward-HenryJ.;IIukill.
Township.
Trustees Rozia Pcrmar, Jamos Melvin
Kinsey Swords.
Clerk. David B. Burchard.
Treasurer Alexander J. Beatty.
Constables McGuire Doyle. Samuel
8tepbens.
Assessors.
1st District David B. Burchard.
2d do Elijah Steele.
Judges of Election.
1st District James S. Abrahams.
21 do John Attig.Thos Stewart.
Clerks of Election.
lit DistrictBenjamin M. Culbertson.
2d District-John Mills, John C. Conn.
Supervisors.
1st District John Blackburn.
21 " Samuel Bickerstaff.
8d " Jabez Smith.
4th James Griffith.
Justioo of the Peaco John Bray.
JEFFERSONIAN DEMOCRACY.
It is a common remark with a certain
elass of political demagogues, that the
American movement will not s'and the
test of pure "Jeffersonian Democracy."
I hat it is a heresy which has lately been
introduced into the politics of our count ry,
which all good men and true, hould set
themsolves up to Jop off. For the benefit
of this classjof politicians, we will publish
an extract from Mr. Jefferson's notes on
Virginia. Edition of 1803, pages 117
and 118. Upon which further comment
is unnecessary. lie says :
"But are thereto inconveniences to be
thrown into the scale against the advan
tage expected from a multiplication of
numbers by the importation of foreigners ?
It is for the happiness of those united in
society to harmonize as much as possible
in matters which they must of necessity
transact together1. Civil government be
ingtho sole object of forming societies, its
administration must be conducted by com
mon consent. Every species of govern
ment has4its specific principles. Ours,
perhaps, are more'pcculiar than those of
anyother in tho universe. It is a compo
sition of the freest principles of the Eng
lish constitution, with others derived from
natural right and natural reason. To
these nothing can bo more opposed than
the maxims of absolute monarchies. Vet,
from such, wc are to expect the greatest
number of emigrants. They will bring
with tbem the principles of the govern
ments they have imbibed in their early
youth; or, if able to throw them off, it
will be in exchange for an unbounded li
centiousness, passing, as is usual, from
one extreme to another. It would be a
miracle were they to stop precisely at the
point of temperate liberty. These princi
ples, with their language, they will trans
mit to their children. In proportion to
their numbers thoy will share with us the
legislation. They will infuse into it their
spirit, warp and bias its directions, and
render it a heterogeneous, incoherent,
d'urtractcd'masi. ' I may appeal to experi
ence, during the present contest, for a ver
ification of these conjoctures. But if they
are uot certain in event, are they not pos
sible, axe they not probable V :
To' Sao N iciits. A gentleman informs
us that he has received the latest sips,
pass-words ele, o( tho Order of Sap
JWetfc; and as thoy taie not yet been
received by the brethren irj this city, he
will bo happy to impart thorn to the inlti
uttd at any time prior to. their beiug offi-i-lally
reeoived, lie says that his natno is
nut A'SoJm .' hut assures us that what they
t from him wilj be as genuine and prac
ticnWe as John'.
WASHINGTON AH ADVOCATE OF
THE AMERICAN DOCTRINE.
Tho following letters, from Sparks' pub
lication of tho Washington papers, conclu
sively ehow the platform on which the
greatest of our forefathers atood, relativo
to the doctrines now advocated by the
American Party. There is none so base
as to profane the name of Washington ;
yet the Father of Our Country herein
teaches us, that it is dungtrous, unjust,
and impolitic to confer power on foreign
ers. We especially commend tho subjoin
ed extracts to those who have forgotten,
or have been ignorant of the fact, that pure,
unadulterated American Doctrine was un
equivocally and emphatically advocated by
hiin who was "first in war, first in peace,
and first in the hearts of his countrymen."
TO RICUAKD IILNUY I.KK.
MOBRISTOWN, May 17, 1777.
"DEAit Sir : I take the'libcrty to ask
you what Congress expects I urn to do
with the many foreigners they have, at
different times, promoted 'to the rank of
field officers, and, by the last resolve, two
to that of Colonels !"' "These men have
no attachment nor ties to the country, fur
ther than interest binds them. Our offi
cers think it exceedingly hard, after they
have toiled in this service, and have sus
tained many losseB, to have strangers put
over them, whose merit, perhaps, is not
equal to their own, but whoso effrontery
will take no denial." It is b
tho zeal and activity of our own people
that the cause must be supported, and not
by a few huugry adventurers.
I am, 4c, G. Washington.
Vol. IV. p. 423.
TO THE SAME.
Middlebrook, June 1, Tf77.
You will, before this can reach you,
have seen Monsieur Ducoudray. What
his real expectations are, I do not know;
but I fear, if his appointment is equal to
what I have been told is his expectation,
it will be attended with unhappy conse
quences. To say nothing of the policy of
entrusting a department, on the execution
of which the salvation of the army de
pends, to a foreigner, who has no other tie
to bind him to the interests of this coun
try than honor, I would beg leave to ob
serve that, by putting Mr. D. at the head
of tha artillery, you will lose a very valua
ble officer in General Knox, who is a man
of great military reading, sound judgment
and clear conceptions, who will resign if
any one is put over him. I am, 4c,
Vol. IV. p 446. G. Washington.
to oouvernkur morris, esq.
White Plains, July 24, 1778.
Dear bin : The design of this is to
touch cursorily upon a subject of very
great importance to the well-being of these
States ; much more so than will appear at
first view. I mean the appointment of so
many foreigners to offices of high rank
and trust in our service.
The lavish manner, in which rank has
hitherto been bestowed on these gontlc
men, will ccrtaiuly be productive of one
or the other of these two evils either to
make it despicable in the eyes of Europe,
or become a means of pouring them in
upon us like a torrent, and adding to our
present burden.
But it is neither the expense nor trou
ble of them that I most dread ; there is
an evil more extensive in its nature and
fatal in its consequences to be apprehen
ded, and that is the driving of all our own
officers out of the service, and throwing
not only our army, but our military coun
cils, entirely into the hands of foreigners.
The officers, my dear sir, on whom you
must depend for the defence of this cause,
distinguished by length of service, their
connections, property, and military merit,
will not submit much, if any, longer, to
the unnatural promotion of men over them,
who have nothing more than a little plau
sability, unbounded pride and ambition,
and a perseverance in application not to be
resisted but by uncommon firmness, to
support their pretensions; men who, in
the first instance, tell you they wish for
nothing mo than the honor of serving in
so glorious a cause as volunteers, the next
day solicit rank without pay, the day fol
lowing want money advanced to them, and
in the course of a week want farther pro
motion, and are not satisfied with anything
you can do for them. The expediency
and tho policy of the measure remain to
be considered, and whether it is consistent
with justice or prudence to promote these
military fortune-hunters at the hazard of
your army.
Baron Steuben, I now find, is also want
ing to quit his inspectorship for a com
mand in the line. This will be productive
of mucr. discontent to the brigadiers. In
a word, although I think the Baron an
excellent officer, I do most devoutly wish
that we had not a single foreigner among
us, except the Marquis do Lafayette, who
acts upon very different principles from
those which govern the rest. Adieu,
I am, most sincerely, yours,
Vol. VI, p. 13. G. Washington.
to joitn adams vice-prepident of the
united states.
Philadelphia, Nov. 27, 1794.
Dear Sir: My opinion
with respect to immigration is, that, ex-
i ccpf of useful mcchamt.'? auJ some partic
ular description of men or professions,
there is no need of encouragement " ;
I am, 4c, G. Washington.
Vol. XI, p. 10
TO 3. Q. ADAMS, AMERICAN MINISTER AT
BERLIN.
Mt. Vernon, Jan. 20, 1799.
Sir : You know, my good
sir, that it is not the policy of this coun
try to employ aliens where it can well be
avoided, either in the civil or military
walks of life. There is a spe
cies of self-importauce in all foreign offi
cers, that cannot be gratified without
doing injustice to meritorious characters
among our own countrymen, who conceive
and justly, where there is no great pre
ponderancy of experience or merit, that
they arc entitled to tho occupancy of all
offices in the gift of their government.
I am 4c, G. Washington.
Vol. XI, p. 892.
SAME DATE, TO A FOREIGNER APPLYING
FOR OFFICE.
Dear Sir: It does not ac
cord with the policy of this government
to bestow offices, civil or military, upon
foreigners, to the exclusion of our own cit
izens. Yours, 4c. G. Washington.
INSTRUCTIONS OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR
TO THE INSPECTOR GENERAL.
War Department, Feb. 4, 1799.
For the cavalry, for the reg
ulations restrict the recruiting officers to
engago none except natives for this corps,
and these only as, from their known char
acter and fidelity, may be trusted.
Fur the True American.
ON EMIGRATION.
Ma Editor : I am decidedly in favor
of foreigners coming to this "land of the
free and homo of the brave," on one sin
gle condition; provided they American
ize. This the Romanists never can do
so long as they hold their allegiance to the
Pope of Rome, and that allegiance they
must hold so long as they remain in com
munion with that anti-Christian Political
association. They remain in this country
precisely what they have been in Germa
ny, France, Ireland, Spain and Italy.
They are enemies to a republican govern
ment. They do not leave behind them
that which is foreign and inimical to the
institutions of this land of free thought
and independent action.
Our shores are open, and our land is
free to all nations, save to paupers and
convicts. If I had it in my power, I
would not prevent ono solitary individual
from coming to this land of plenty. On
the contrary I would give them a hearty
welcome. Our country is" extensive. It
is blest with abundance. It is young and
strong. Let it bo a refuge for the oppres
sed, and a home for those who have been
persecuted for conscience sake. But we do
say, most emphatically, that all who come
to this country should Americanize, and
that the Catholics can never do, without
violating one of the fundamental articles
of their faith implicit submission to po
pish dictation. We wish it then, to be
distinctly understood, that when foreign
ers are welcomed amongst us by tho true
American party, it is as friends to our in
stitntions, and not as hidden enemies.
Let them bring with them the elements
of Protestant harmony, and not the ele
ments of Roman Catholio discord. It is
neither justice nor decency to attempt to
press upon the American people any thing
that is anti-republican. We go for Cath
olics having tho undisturbod privilege of
worshipping according to the dictates of
tho Pope's conscience ; but we go against
their governing the American nation by
Popish bulls. LAFAYETTE.
Breadstuffs in the United States
Hunt't Merchants' Magazine thus says
of the trade in breadstuffs that will open
at the commencement of navigation in
the spring :
"When the spring opens the canals and
tho lakes, a stream of breadstuffs will set
toward the Old World in uninterrupted
flow. Tho ground sown is tho most ex
tensive ever under culture within our lim
its, and if there be no blight on our har
vest, wo can feed the nations of Europe,
so far as they need beyond their own pro
duction. Previous to tho coming forward
of tho new, the stores of old, which have
accumulated at the various points of in
land shipment, will be sent forward, and
that which was hoarded during the fall,
when a high price was offered for it in
vain, will bo sold far below tho rates now
current."
Anniversary of Satan's Emissa
ries. "The devil," says Luther, "held a
great anniversary, at which his emissaries
were convened to report tho results of
their several missions." "1 let loose the
wild beasts of the desert," 'said ono, "on
a caravan of Christians, and their bones
are now bleaching on the sands.'' "What
of that," said tho devil, "their souls were
all saved." "I drove the east wind,"
said another, "against a ship freighted
with Christians, and they wcro all drown
ed." "What of that," said tho devil,
"their souls were all saved." "For ten
years I tried to get a singlo Christian
asleep," said a third, "and I succeeded
and left him so." "Then tho devil shou- j
ted," ' continues Luther, "and the night;
tar of hell w. Tot jy." j
Fur the True American.
A MEMORY.
BY XFFIE BAY. " ,
"All that now remaineth to me,
Of a friend who was young and fair,
Ia the fadeless light of memory, '
- Andacnrl of golden hair."
It is the quiet, holy, even tide the
young moon sits enthroned amid her count
less throng her silvery beams falling
gently upon the quiet earth. Iu such au
hour as this, our hearts became so over
charged with fond sad memories, we would
fain weep with a strange yearning sorrow,
for "joys that we've tasted" and treasures
long since yielded to the dcspoilcr. And
now, as I listen to the low melancholy
whispering of the breeze, as it glides
through tho silence, white robed phan
toms of the Past arisev and walks "the
troubled waters of my soul," ,Ono gentle
face, with soft .bright eyes, seems "gazing
earnestly upon mc, and a bitter sorrow
steals into my heart, as memory recalls horj
wasted life, and early tomb.
Many seasons have passed, since, on
such a night as this, I Rat beside her, but
even yet, I can hej&fflilie "low lute-like
tones" of that voice, now stilled forever
and with a strange forgetfulness, turn to
listen for her gushing song.
Annette Raymond was my school-friend,
and in that fresh, pure heart of Iter's lay
a mine, rich in the glistening gems of vir
tue and truth. L She was an orrjhau often
has she sat weeping over the pictured sem
bianco of her fair young mother, until, in
her beautiful touching faith, she would
lift those soft eyes to Heaven, her own
sweet smiles of child-like trust dimpling
her check, as she invoked the guardian
care of that mother's spirit over her lonely
life-path. Lonely indeed was she. and
with that fatal dower beauty fuiry-liko in
her proportions, with sunny curls almost
mantling her slight form, and a face of
such rare and exquisite delicacy as might
well have charmed the artist's eye wealth
too, poured its honors upon th;s sweet
child, but Nettie possessed a shield to
ward off alluring temptation?, in her pure
and unaffected piety. When she knelt
beside our couch, with her small hands
meekly folded, her beautiful eyes uplifted,
and her golden hair fulling about her, with
Its radiant beauty, I could have believed
her a truant from the skies, ready to take
its homeward flight. We were so happy
in our school-home ; days, months and
years glided almost imperceptibly by,
leaving no "trace npon the brow, no shad
ow on tho heart" until the parting hour
came, when to our dear f Alma Mater"
we must bid adieu, and separating, each
seek tho path allotted to her, stirring as
strength might be. glvn to fulfil her mis
sion. And is not woman's mission a hisrl
and holy one?
"Sitting by tho fireside of the heart
Feeding its flamps."
Shedding nn influence, felt but unseen,
"In that stillness which best becomes a
woman, calm and holy." Mnny were the
beautiful dreams we cherished of a future
seemingly so full of promise. We fancia
ourselves prepared to launch our life barks
upon the tide of time, secure in our
strength to brave whatever storms might
assail and of all the group assembled, in
Madlam B's spacious parlors on that mor
ning so well remembered, to bid teachers'
and friends farewell, none was so gay, so
joyous as tho beautiful Annette Raymond,
and if her voice did falter, and her lips
quiver, when some beloved one whispered
the last word, she quickly recovered her
wild flow of spirits, and sought to dissipate
our sadness by her glowing description of
what a meeting we would have again in a
few years for in our girlish confidence we
had planned a re-union five years from
that day never thinking what sad chan
ges might be wrought 'ere then.
But, tho hour when Nettie and I must
part had come, and with a close embrace,
and a fervent "God bless you," I left the
dear girl, who for years had been wind
ing herself about my very heart-strings,
until she was almost a part of my life.
Months passed rapidly away, and from
Annette's far southern home, came glow
ing descriptions of the added charms her
life had found. ' Often and long did she
dwell upon tho excellencies of her now
frlonds ; but there was ono of whom she
spoke little yet how earnestly. Full
well I knew that young heart was singing
its first love-hymn, and most anxiously did
I mark tho change which came o'er my
darling. Sometimes words would seem to
gush from the pure fountain of her soul,
until the linked sentences would gleam
like tiny flame-wreaths anon, a deep
o'crwhelming sadness would pervade those
records of her heart. Ah ! woman should
ever yield her love with trembling and
tears for it is a venture of all that makes
life baautiful to her. A gift never to be
recalled, but following through every
phase of life, like a whito-winged angel, he
on whom it is bestowed, and how often "a
lamp burning to waste, or when found
nursed for an idle hour, then idly broken."
But when I stood beside Annette, on
her bridal eve, my own heart predicted a
bright future for its idol, in the affection
of her choson one. His proud lips would
melt into a smile of almost womanly ten
derness, when he looked down upon the
beautiful being bo soon to be his own. '
Very lovely was she, arrayed in her snowy
satin robes, and with that' holy look of
faith and joy crowning her low sweet brow, 1
very happv beat that jcntle lovin; hesrtJ
as she laid her little hand in his, and
vowed "leaving all others to cleave only
unto him, so long as life should last."
Within her luxurious homo all was
mirth and gaiety without, tho pitiless
storm beat down upon the unprotected
wayfarer, and a sudden chill crept over my
spirit, as I lifted the heavy curtains and
looked forth upon the warring elements
but the fair young brido, and the proud
bridegroom,, heeded not the muttering
thunder. When I uttered my fervent
blessing, a quick thrill of agony passed
through rayubrain as n prophecy of evil
the gleaming lights, gay music, and bright
laughing faces, seemed to my saddened
spirit like a mockery of joy, but my un
wonted word passed unnoted.
I left her, and for a few months her let
ters breathed of naught but happiness
then they took a restless constrained tone,
which alarmed me much. Not quite one
year had passed, sinco her wedding-day,
when a letter came, writteu in a strange,
irregular hand, telling of loneliness and
heart sickness, and entreating mc, her
early friend, in such a mournful, earnest
way, to come and smooth her passage to
the tomb that I felt instinctively, some
great sorrow was crushing out her life,
some deadly night-shade waving o'er her
brightest hopes."
Again I stood beside her; could it be
the radiant, beautiful bride of a few short
months agone ? Alas ! how changed ; on
that shadowy face and frail form, there was
little indeed, save the sweet touching ex
pression of trust and meekness, by which
to recognize my early friend.
Near the couch stood her husband, and
I started as from a sudden blow, when the
ight fell full upon his once handsome
face, now blwitcd, and bearing tho impress
of all that is evil in man's nature. Then
did the truth first burst upon me, and as
I turned from him in sudden disgust, and
met the earnest imploring gaze of An
nette s spiritual eyes, in my "heart of
hearts' aroso a bitter cry against the
"Demon of intemperance."
Slowly and painfully, she revealed to
me her trials. It was the old story of
temptation and weakness, my poor broken
hearted friend how she even then clunr
to him, wreck as he was. It would have
melted a heart of ice to have hoard her
imploring him, in her dying hour, to break
the spell that bound him but it availed
naught with the senseless inebriate. lie
listened in a dull, quick apathy, for after
he knew that she must die, ho used no
rude, harsh words, and yet he drained the
burning liquid to drown the surges of
awakened conscience, until his brain be
came a wild chaos, and with the unmean
ing laugh of an idiot, he wandered through
the gorgeous halls, where onco he trod as
master.
Annette faded rapidly, as a snow wreath
in summer, and in a few weeks after my
arrival, amid the sobs and heart-felt grief
of many who knew her sad history, wc
laid her down to rest. Ah ! while such
memories as these remain, shall not our
energies bo devoted to the erection of the
"white banner of Temperance," and our
petitions hourly ascend, that "God may
speed the right V
Stfxbenville, March 19, 1855.
Emigration to Kanzas.
We learn that a party of about twohun
dred and fifty persons will cmbirk from
this city, for Kanzas in a few weeks.
They aro all good, hardy, industrious, thrif
ty farmers and mechanics, some of them
worth from fifteen to twenty thousand dol
Jars . The comnanv is comnncflrl nf
about one hundred persons from Durko
, ,
and 1'reblo counties, thirty from Butler
county, sixty from Hamilton county, Ohio,
and last though not least, about sixty eood
farmers from Bourbon county Kentucky,
who wish to bring up their families in a
free community, where labor is respected.
They have had the offer of a passage on a
first class steamboat from Cincinnati to
Laurance, forty miles up tho Kanzas riv
er, for $55 a head, and found through,
provided about one hundred take this con
veyance ; if two hundred (which the boat
can easily accommodate) embrace the of
fer, the price will be less. Cincinnati
Uazette.
, J"The Cleveland Herald says : "We
have serious fears that peaches have been
injured by the unparalleled severity of the
weather. A fruit grower in East Cleve
land reports his peaches killed upon eleven
trees out of tho twelve examined. In the
city, from a slight examination, we think
enough fruit buds are alive to secure a fair
yield, but on unusual amount of the wood
is killed, even branches of two vears'
growth. An extensivo -Horticulturist on
the West Side thinks tho peaches are safe,
and should we have no ice storm, it is to
bo hoped that tha cold thus far has merelv
thinned out tho crop, not destroyed it.
-Stagey House. At Zanesville.
closed on Tuosday last. On Thursday af
ternoon at 6 o'clock, the third Btorv of the
east wing was destroyed by fire loss in
furnituro and building between 83000 and
$4000 insured.
iSrYestcrday morninc about 8i o'clock
while a heavy snow storm was Drevailim?.
and the air was full of laree wet flakes a
flash of lightning caino and was soon fol
lowed by a heavy roll of thundef. This
is a vory remarkable occurrence. Tho
snow and clouds were driftinc front tho
eart at the time S. iWi Dcmoavt,
March 17. ; ' '
f THE SAG JTICHT8.
The most intense excitement prevailed nt
tho meeting of the Sag Niclits, on Satur
day night last. . Tho Hall over Hcttcschi
mer's Lager Beer saloon, on Front street,
was crowded to its utmost capacity. The
one-crod doorkeeper was dismissed in dis-
t
grace, and two sentinels wore placed at
the doors, with strict orders to admit no
one without the signs, grips, and passwords
of tho Order. An outside guardian.was
placed upon the pavement to give'notico of
tho approach of every suspicious looking
individual. !
Immediately upon the close of the open
ing ceremonies, the Sheriff arose from his
seat, and; with deep solemnity unfolded a
copy of tho Ohio State Journal, and read
the article exposing the secrets of tho Sag
Nichts association. After dilating at con
siderable length upon the necessity of keep
ing secret tho workings of the Order, he
warmed up with tho subject, and poured
forth his indignation in violent terms, up
on any one who would be guilty of viola
ting tho oath of secrecy that had been ta
ken by all who had become members of the
Society, and closed by offering a resolu
tion of inquiry as to who had furnisncd the
Journal with tho facts therein stated.
Mr. Fieser, one of tho editors of the
Westbote, inquired very significantly, if
the Sheriff could not put his finger upon
the man whom he suspected of being the
traitor ? The Shcrifflooked ltpon the ques
tion as an affront, and with much asperity,
rather intimated that he feared some of
the Germans, who were present in large
numbers, were guilty of treachery. Mr.
Reinhardt, another of the editors of the
Westbote, got possession ef the floor, and
addressed tho meeting in the German lan
guage. From the excited manner of the
speaker, his violent gesticulations, and his
frequent pointings to the Sheriff and his
clan, who were seated together in an oppo
site corner of the room, it is supposed that
he hurled back the insinuation wi)h scorn
that any German had been faithless ; but
that he feared a Know Nothing had been
admitted into the order by connivanco of
the Sheriff, and that that officer was only
using his countrymen for the purpose of so-
curing a re-clcction.
Ono of the Clerks in tho Stale offices,
who understood a little of tho German lan
guage, roso under great excitement, and
called the gentleman to order, ns it was
asrainst all parliamentary rules to make
personal allusions.
In the midst of tho confusion, tho guar
dian on the pavement outside, gave the
signal of alarm, (three raps on the curb
stone,) that some ono was approaching
and, instantly, the whole assemblage be
came as quiet and orderly as a Quaker
meeting. In a few moments one of the
sentinels entered, bearing a large sealed
package which upon being opeucd, proved
to be the credentials of Asa G. Dimmook,
late of the Ohio Penitentiary, one of the
Grand Lamas of the Order, who had been
appointed to iuspect the work of the Coun
cils in tho State.
Mr. Dimmook was received with all the
honors, and, before taking his seat, remark
ed that ho was happy to inform tho mem
bers present that ho had been delegated by
the Grand Council in Cincinnati to super
intend the secret work of the Order, but
that as ho was about to take up his resi
dence in this city, and, as the hour was
growing late, he would postpone tho exam
ination until a future occasion.
The Sheriff, who had noticed tho editors
of the Westbote, in deep confab with their
countrymen, and fearing that he had not
treated them with sufficient courtesy, and,
apprehensive that he might be remember
ed at the polls, made a motion that Mr.
Fieser be requested to translate tbo speech
of Mr. Dimmock, so that his German friends
could understand it. Mr. Fieser declined
the honor, and wondered why the Sheriff,
who had insinuated, that his countrymen
were traitors, should care whether the Ger
mans understood it or not. He moved, as
the clock had just struck twelve, that the
association adjourn. Tho motion was car
ried, and tho meeting broke up with a
great deal of ill feeling.
Another meeting is to be hold on Satur-
Anyr i i t . I I 1. '. .1. 1 ! .
uaj tnguir, an wiiiuu unit we may expect a
report from tho secret committee appointed
by the Chairman, to ferret out the traitor
who furnished the Ohio State Journal with
the proceedings of a former meeting. O.
S.Journul.
j-No Hoax. Tho Mansfield Herald
says Johns, the traveling agent of Pierce,
who is engaged in organizing 'Sag Nieht'
secret political societies, is actually a clerk
at Washington; that he was actually ar
rested at that place on or about the time
referred to, for being drunk, and that he
ran away without coming to trial. Ho
was so drunk that bo probably did not
know tho exact state of the case, nis
bail bond was made out, but not signed;
'and whilp it, with other papers, were being
prepared, he took adyantago of the liberty
which it is; supposed may bo allowed gon
tlcmcn in such cases, and has been allow
ed almost every man, drinker or seller, yet
tried before pur Mayor, (none of whom
ever thought of so mean an act,) and slip,
ping out, cleared himself.'
There is pot tho least doubt of the genu
ineness of the Icttors which purport to bo
from Johns. O. S. Journal.
K9uWby is a man in prison like a dead !
tr??.' Anr.-Asv.-c h nnt.nt leave.
TEE ORGANIZATION.
The Sag A7t7ft are now a fixed fkot
among us an organized political body.
embracing the worst elements of our for
eign population (at least so far as it can be
seduced into inch a, suicidal course,) and
the feckless, demagogues" who heretoforo
have marshalled tho foreign vote' in tho
much abused name of tho Democracy
The change of position politicallyj will leavo
things about tho samo as before so far as
foreign voters are concerned ; though wc
think tho sober reflecting order-loving nat
uralized citizens, when they scu the tend
ency of this scparution lroru tbo native
population ; when they reflect that tho
Auicricun party is but a legitimate conse
quence of their exclusive course heretoforo
-'-leading: iu-onr cities, to violence . and
corruption will hesitate beforo thev con
clude to lend themselves to tho formation
of a 'foreign party in opposition to the
'American' element. Their exclusivcness
has already produced mischief imourk
both to themselves and to tho country. It
is time thoy began to look to
os m the future.
There enn bo no mistake as to the organ-
ization of secret societies all over tho coun
try, especially at the West, under the pat
ronage of the General Government.-' In
this State, Gen. Joel W. Wilson, of Tif
fin, is i ho President of the order. We
have the names of all tho officers of the
'Grand Council,' but deem it only necessa
ry at present to dwell on the ireneral f.iM.
At Washington, the Post Master general,
a Roman Catholic, taking tho ennon
der his patronage; and this J0hnM, who is
a cieri, at ashington, . ,s maintained at
mo expense of the people, f0 collate the
correspondctico aud elaborate the faet.
gathered from different
try a work he is well qualified for, if ho
can bo kept sober and under control. T7
j vi iiv vvuu
is placed at Washington for reasons which
will strike any one on a momr' nn,iA.
cration : he there can bo furnished wifli
pnntiug, stationery, ant) franh, to any
extent. These secret organizations are no
new thing in this state. The Mi.oml
" ,u"j vmcmnau, wi 1
soon do lorgotton by the 'Democracy,' or
such of them as had tho independence to
opposo themselves to its behests. Tho leav
en, we find, is yet working.--Ohio Slate
Journal.
THE TESTIMONY.
'TIlO Societv of Sair NiM.Ja i. t
j b ........-, u, niiicii i
belonir. is not nnlitiVoi .n.i 1 ,
o, -- - ! .uu unii (joining 10
do with polities.' Lnt Un f Tt-..
, .....i...vt vj uuuiies.
put,.,:,,, in tue statesman, March 13.
e understand the 'Sag Nichts they
are an organization simply to follow in the
trail of tho Know Nothings simply to
'worry them,' find out their secrets, and
expose them to open daylight.' Ohio Statct
man, March 9.
Art. J!. The Seal of this OrJer shall
bo one and a half inches in diameter, with
American eagle in the centre, rays sur
rounding it, and around the rays of tho
words, 'Grand Republican Council of Ohio.
Constitutwn of the Sag Xichhat pullish.
td in Cincinnati.
Now, which aro we to bolicre this
missionary, Mr. Johnis, from Washing-,
ton. or tho Stateman, oackod by the pub
lished constitution? Wo are inclined to
give credence to tho testimony of the lat
ter, for two reasons-first, because it ia
themoH respectable; and, gecondly, be-'
cause we know it to be substantially true
from other tostimony not questionable, so
far at least as the political character of the
Order is concerned.
This Jobnes, it seems, is an unsafe In
strument. He got drunk and mis.ed fire
at Mansfield ; and now, at Washington, ho
goes to tho other extreme, and denies too
much. The witness should have been bet
ter drilled Oho State Journal.
WHO HE 18.
Tho American Times. fTCn-v-.ii- x .
Hum ennn-A. .1. . O
o ..nncn uio query as to who will be
'Sam'
evidently expects a mighty man for
nnnntn.
the'
Tho leader of that It" .... .1
n i ui . . "'""v'ojoi uucnosea.
cut doubt not. fopr nni;;:... ... .
cj i viaun -quacks
pretenders, ambition asses .and scheming
demagogues, doubt nnr..Sm..l :n . 6 '
aright. There shall a man be found full
of the spirit which is national, progressive '
eonservat,ve-a man who never sold his '
birthright for party pottage-a man wLose
interests lie neither locally North dor South :
-who stands on the broad pl.,form or
IJnmn of the States f,,r tho Independence ' '
for tue deeds ho has done, not for the1'
word, he uuers-a man whose mind shall'
grasp tho destiny -of hi iinilntrB ' .1.1 ' i
band shall be . toady enough to' guide
r.-t,.. JU CnS,s ot the world, and of
his natmn, demands a strong hand at th,
holm.. There is damrer m. T .
mere i
a storm lowering on the !l0riZ0nV ed - " !
and w euH comc. there must be that
at th head of our affair, who shall U
competent in his irr.ni . . , . w I
- -o- okuuon. Atromen-
dous ro,pons,b,lty rest, upon the American '
party m the choice of their Presideotiah'
candidate of 1856. Their action mT in
volvoa train of consequences, -which shall"
WOrk immeimiriiViT rn.l . .
------.- mm io tneland
whioh they love. '. Mav thV.....v. .. f;
. ' , ' pronn.
ccy jiiiwisdmn remain with' our Samtwl' "
ohosotl' a now1 leador for Our 'nation! " ;'1
;'i:0u?,?,)ow M maU i,,nmer .
hut ? pnlW ofif,, ,; Sprin; '

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