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EE? UBLIC AN STATE TICKET.
TOR GOVERNOR :
SALMON P. CHASH, of Hamilton.
toa LIEUT, governor;
THOMAS H. FORD, of Richland.
FOR AUDITOR OF sfkTE I
FRANK M. WIUGHT, of Champaign.
for becrktaUy op state :
JAMES II. BAKER, of Ross,
voit treasurer of state :
WILLIAM II. GIBSON, of Seneca.
FOR JUDGE OP TI1E SUl'imiE court :
(For the Full T&m,)
JACOB BMNKEUHOFF, of Richland.
(Fr tht Vacancy.)
CHAS. C CONVERS, of Muskingum.
for attorney gexeral:
F. D. KIMBALL, of Medina.
FOR MEMlJKR 01? BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS:
ALE CONOVEK, of M una.
THE AMERICAN PARTY OF OHIO.
At the Annual Session of the State Council,
held" in Cleveland, Jmio 5th, 1855, the follow
ing Platform of Principle as pxprcsnive of the
lientimentof the Order in this Slate, was adopt
ed and ordered to be published to the World
vertlA Bignture3 of Umomcers:
We proclaim to tfie world the following
PRINCIPLES OF THE AMERICAN
PARTY OF OHIO.
I. The nnliuiited freedom of Religion dis
connected with politics hostility to ecclesias
tical influtwces upon the affairs of government
equality of rights to all naturalized Emi
grants who are thoroughly Americanized, and
owe no temporal allegiance, by rtaou of their
religion higher than that to the Constitution.
II. No interference with the rights of citi
zenship aleady acquired by Foreigners, and
the protection of law to all who honestly emi
irratc irom lOvo 01 uueiLv ; umiiiciiw''"'""!
,1. i.aiinera and felons, and a refusal to
exioiiU the right of suffrage to nil who come
hereafter until they shall hive resided 21 years
the United Slates ana compueu wmi me
naturalization Laws. ,
III. Opposition to all politic' organizations
composed "exclusively of Foreigners, and to
Foreign Military Companies, and to all attempts
to exclude the Biblo irom Schools supported by
IV. Slavery is local not national : we op .
. r ..... I,..h;i,..iiu nt.il
pose its extension in miy m n-n ..,
the increase of its political power by the ad
mission into the Union of any Slave Sta'e or
otherwise; urd wo demand of the General Gov
ernment an immedialo redress ot tho great
wrongs which have been inflicted upon the
cause of Freedom and the American character
by the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, and
the introduction of Slavery inlo Kansas in vio
lation of buff by the force of arms, and the de
struction tSahe elective franchise.
V. In humble imitation of the wisdom of
Washington, we oppose all intervention iu the
affairs ot Foreign Stales j yet on all proper oc
casion, we will not withhold our sympathy
from any people aspiring to be free.
VI. We support American Industry. and ge
nius against the adverse policy of Foreign na
tions aud facilities to internal and external
coromcrco by the improvement of rivers and
harbors and "the construction of national roads
nniting'tha various sections of the Union.
VII. The Union of these States should bo
made perpetual by afaithful allegiance tojthe
VIII. In State policy we zealously advocate
Retrenchment and Reform a modification of
the present opressive system of Taxation and
a liberal system of Public Schools.
TII03. SPOON. Ell, President,
Jon B. Rles, Secretary.
The Distracted Party.
It is said to be a favorite theory of the
homcopathists, that that which will cause
a disease, will also effect its cure. The
hunker politicians seem to think that this
theory holds good not only in the boJy
humttn, but also in tho body politic. To
heal division and wrangling amon them
selves, they crjutinuo busy trying U) sow
seeds of discord among the friends of
Freedom aud true Anicr$n interests.
In this case however, it Would appear
that if the theory is corroct, the practice
is bad. For while they can effect no harm
among u.3, domestic feuds and internal wars
rage among their own ranks. Gentlemen,
Fettle your own quarrels first.
Aud as a little scriptural consolation
.may be of service to the distracted, quar
reling and expiring administration party ;
and as it is said that the llomish church
and priests do not admit tho free use of
ihe Bible to the laicty, wo would respect
fully submit to them the good advica in
the following quotation :
"And if an house be divided against
itself, that houso cannot stand. And if
.satan rine up against himself, and bo divi
ded, he cannot stand, but hath an end."
JgyOu last Saturday we had the pleas
ore of paying a visit to Bloomficld. By
pure accident and without any prc-onscrt-ci
arrangement, Sam and some fifty or
sixty of his boys were iu town, and all in
fine epirits, pleased with the Republican
State ticket, and determined to roll up a
much larger majority than formcrally, in
October for the American party. Wc
would be thankful to Messrs. Gaston and
Tappm, if they could make it convenient
to pay Wayne Township another visit be
tween this and the second Tuesday in Oc
tober. There was ono fact noticed which we
record with great pleasure there was not
a man on the ground under tho influence
of liquor, nor do wo belicvo there was one
Urorj of ardent spirits tasted cither by Sam
or one of his boys on that day; Very diff
erent nideod from tnc state of a flairs when
the Sag Nichta dominated in Wayne Town-fhip-
Is Honker Democracy a Unit t
The very same assertion which has been
made by the Roman Priests, in relation to
their Church, a thousand times iu contro
versy with Frotestauts, has again and again
been reiterated by stumpers and dema
gogues in relation to the old Hunker Dem
ocratic party, via : That it is a unit. This
assertion was nti-le hi our hearing iu this
citv the Other d;iv liv an usi.iranf. tn noliti. i
l n.fm... f l.:, l:.L . 1
most violent onslaught was made at the
American party upon the hypothesis that
it is not a unit. Wo frankly acknowledge
that there is not a perfect agreement
amongst all members of the American par
ty on all question? of State or National
policy, but on the main points of policy
1 thorouhl v one Tint W ,lnr
lutJ urc Hruiiniy one. Uut bow does
the case stand with the old Democratic
organization ? Is it true that that party
is a unit ? Iu answer to this questibu we
give below a resolution passed by the great
Mass Democratic meeting held in New
York City, aud a part of the resolutions
adopted by the Democratic Convention of
Pennsylvania, held oh the 4th inst. If
our opponents covet such unanimity and
will permit the Democratic masses, North
and South, East aud West, to speak out,
they will likely to be gratified to the heart's
content. We quote from the Pennsylva
nia Telegraph :
NEW YORK DEMOCRATIC RESOLUTIONS.
"Resolved, That we reiterate our opin
ion formerly expressed, that to the course
of the present administration are due all
the disasters and defeats which the Demo
oratic party has experienced for the past
two years ; that the administration has iu
sulttd and outraged the great national sen
timent of the American people, and that
the only safety of the democracy and of
the whole country now lies in an uncc-ndi-tion
repudiation of the administration, in
the nomination fof President by the nest
National Democratic Convention of some
sound national man, well known to, and
confided in by the country as such, and in
the adoption of a plat for ai which shall fur
nish further guarantees of the rights and
interests of every portion of the Union,
and which shall resist the agressions of
Northern sectionalism upon the rights of
the South, and restore tranquility to the
. . . ,.
I'ENN. DEMOCRATIC RESOLUTIONS.
"Jicsoh:td, That the Democratic party
reiterate and re-assert their confidence in,
and adherence to, the political creed pro
mulgated by Thomas Jefferson, iu his first
inaugural address, and practiced by Madi
son, Monroe, Jackson, Van Buren, Pojk,
and PIERCE,111 t'1011 administrations
that those principles require no conceal
ment, and that experience has fully deter
mined their applicability to all the inter
ests of the American people.
RewUeil, That we have undiminished
confidence iu the ability and integrity of
Franklin Pierce, and his administration of
the government of our country."
It would be an easy matter to establish
the existence of a worse state of things in
our own Slate in tho bosom and at the
very vitals of the old hunker party. One
candidate for oflice coutradictiug, quarrel
ing with, and bclieing another. One coun
ty convention passing one string of reso
lutions and another the opposite. The
State Convention of '51 affirming one
set of State resoIutRms, and its legitimate
successor another set directly the reverse,
and all this to gull and to grind the peopl
A glorious unit this, indeed. Talk of uni
ty, will you.
A Plausible Reason.
It has been suggested to us, that one
causo of tho bitter hatred on the part of
some men, to tho Know Nothings, arises
from the fact, that the applications of some
such men were rejected, aud they refused
admission into the councils. This is said
to apply to some of the loudest bawlers,
most efficient actors, and offic e seekers in
trie admiuistration party. This fact is also
said to apply to some men who last fall
were candidates for national and county
offices, but who now attribute their defeat
to tho Know Nothings. We do not pre
sumo to charge this home upon those un
fortunates tho public can draw their own
inferences. But when we hear a man
ranting against tho Kuow Nothings we
cannot well resist the first thoughts, wosH
he a candidate last fall or spring for Con
gress or any other oflice ? or by what ma
jority was his application for membership
to one of those secret, midnight, oath
bound councils, of which he now makes
such a fuss, rejected ? No wonder they
The ticket presented by the Columbus
Convention of the 13th inst., appears to
bo generally received with great approba-
tion. lo bo sure, it cannot reasonably be
expected that every man iu the state will
be entirely satisfied j but we arc pleased
to notice, that the enthusiasm which char
acterised the proceedings at Columbus, has
spread over the state, and thatt most of
those who at first held off, have sincu turn
ed in, thus leaving tho malcontents but
few in number. From present indications,
wo sb ill be disappointed if tho ticket at tho
head of our columns docs not sweep Ohio
with unprecedented majority, Chase,
Ford, Brinkerhoff, etc., will so entirely
lead tho van, that the hunker administra
tion candidates will hardly be heard of.
S3' Merrick, tho Nnow Nothing candi
date, is elected Chief Justice of Louisiana.
OHIO REPUBLICAN CONVENTION.
Columbus, July 13, '55.
Kcr. Edward Smith desired to submit
a resolution. Objections were mado by
several gentlemen. A motion to reconsid
er the vote upon going on with nomina
tions was made. This was followed by a
motion to lay the motion on the table, and
! upou this a vote by counties was taken,
aud resulted as follows :
Ayes i ...157.
So the convention refused to lay the
motion on the table, and suspended the
rules to allow Mr. Smith to read his reso
lution. Mr. Smith said, he had been in this war
ever since the first flint was picked and
the first powder burnt. He was one of
the oldest soldiers in this war, aud he in
tended to remain to the end. This is the
most important occasion that Ohio has
seen for many years. Wc tire now ready
for the harvest. Last year we did well.
Last year wo had a sort of partnership.
It should have been a party. New ele
ments are now introduced, and tbey must
be met. To conciliate these difficulties he
had consented to be a delegate to this con
vention. Since last year the Know-Nothing
flemcnt has sprung up. Two names
have been prominent before the people of
Ohio. He had a profound respect for
both Mr. Chase and Mr. Briukcrhoff.
They are both members of the old liberty
guard. He could vote for either, aud he
ha said Jnd done nothing against either
of them. After some other remarks in
relation to the conflict between the friends
of Mr. Chase and Brinkerhoff, he submit
ted the following resolutions :
WnEREAs, The result of the contest in
Obiii' between the friends of Freedom add
Slavery is of vastly moro cousequeuce to
the people wo represent, to the country
and to posterity than tho fate of men; and
whereas, there scms to be a conflict of
men merely, which threatens to destroy
that harmony which ought to prevail in
this body, aud put in jeopardy the success
of great principles, therefore,
liesulverf, That we, the representatives
of the people of the State who are enlist
ed in the cause of freedom, deem it expe
dient to withdraw from tire canvass for the
Gubernatorial candidacy tho names of tha
Hon. Sulmon P. Chaso and tho Hon. Ja
Mr. Giddings replied : He thought tho
proposition an extraordinary one. It has
no precedent. Mr. Smith thought the
Know-Nothings would defeat Mr. Chase.
This is not so. They will support the
ticket here nominated. Mr. G. then off
ered as a substitute the following :
Raolve.d, That all tho members of this
Convention pledge themselves that, irre
spective of all parties and political associ
ations, wc will contribute our moral and
political influence to sustain tho principles
and nominees of this Convention.
On motion, tho Convention laid tho res
olutions and substitute on the table
The Convention then passed a resolution
to proceed to ballot for Governor. It was
amended, by requiring all tho capdldates
to abide by the result of the action of the
Judge Spalding nominated Salmon P.
Chasj of Hamilton.
Gen. Young, of Miami, nominated Judge
Swan, of Franklin.
Judge Patterson nominated Jacob Brin
llijam Griswold and Samuel F. Cary
were also nominated. In each case the
necessary pledges were given.
The name of Mr. Brinkerhoff was with
The Convention then proceeded to ballot
for a candidal for Governcr. Tho coun
ties were duly called, and the result was
as follows :
Salmon P. Chase 225
J. R. Swan 102
Hiram Griswo'd 42
Salmon P. Chase, having received a ma
jority of all the votes, was duly declared
the nominee of the Convention for Gov
ernor. Tho announcement Was received with
hearty applause by tho audience.
A committee vJas then appointed to
wait upon Mr. Chase, inform him of his
nomination, and request his presence in
The Convention then proceeded to ballot
for Lieut. Governor. Tho following gen
tlcmen were nominated : Franklin T.
Backus, of Cuyahoga; C. N. Olds, of
Pickaway ; Hiram Griswold, of Cuyahoga;
Wm. Lawrence, of Logan ; Tim H. Ford,
of Richland, and Sam'l Stokely, of Jeff
erson. The following was tho result of the first
Mr. Chase having arrived, was intro
duced to tho Convention by the President,
and spoko as follows :
Mr. President, and gentlemen of tie Con
I know full well that it is because of no
merit or worth of mine that you have
honored me with the nomination which
has been announced to me by your com
mittee, and it is this knowledge which ex
ceedingly enhances roy sense of the honor
conferred, and jthe responsibilities which
it impeses Onio has many citizens bet
ter fittod for the position in which you
would place me, and better qualified to
bear aloft the standard of Freedom during
the approaching political contest. Con
ceding, however, as I do most cheerfully,
to others superior abilities and better
judgements, I yield to no one in sincere
devotion to the great principles which you
have this day promulgated.
On many public questions, now direct
ly in issue, I have had occasion heretofore
to express my opinions in various forms.
Those opinions rcniaiu of record and un
changed. On the great issues now before the peo
ple, my opinions are expressed in the plat
form you have this day adopted.
Tho independence and sovereignty of
the State, in her legislation and judiciary,
must be asserted aud maintained.
The spread of Slavery under all circum
stances, and at all times, must be inflexi
Slavery iu the Territories must be pro
hibited by law..
On this point there is tho most pressing
need of union and resolution. Kansas
must be 6aved from Slavery by the voters
of the Free States.
It was my fortune' t-o bear some humble
part in the memorable struggle which en
sued in the repeal of the Missouri prohi
bition. Upon that occasion, though among
the most determined opponents of the
Compromise of 1S50, I declared in my
place that I was ready to stand shoulder
to shoulder with the supporters of those
Compromises now just interred by that vi
olation of plighted faith, for the redress of
that hist and greatest wrong.
In this spirit I am prepared to act to
day. Side ly side with all men who are
willing to unite with me for the defence of
Freedom, I am ready to contend to the
last for the rescue of the Territories from
I would, do no injustice to tho Slave
States. All rights guarantied to them by
the constitution should be fully aud cheer
fully conceded. Whatever can be consti
tutionally done by the National Legisla
ture to promote their progress and im
provement, should be unhesitatingly and
We should insist only that, outside of
Slave States, we shall not be responsible '
for the maintuinance of Slavery; and that
the just and const itutioual influence of tho
General Government shall bo exerted on
the side of Liberty.
The question of Slavery in the States
may then bo safely left to the States them
selves. The Humanity, tho Justice, the
Wisdom of tho people will, I trust, so dis
pose of it, that in the not far distant fu
ture, a day will come when the Sun, in all
his course over our broad land, from the
Atlantic to the Pacific, shall not behold a
The Convention then proceeded to vote
the secdnd time for Lieut. Governor. The
following was the result. Messrs. Law
rence and Stokely were withdrawn :
Mr. Ford was then declared the nomi
nee of the Convention for Lieut. Governor.
This announcement was received with
much applause. A committee of three
gentlemen was appointed to wait upon Mr.
Ford, and request his attendance to ad
dress the Convention.
On motion of Mr. Cable, of Hamilton,
the Convention, by a unanimous aud very
hearty vote, nominated Hon. Jacob Brin
kerhoff for Judge of the Supreme Court
for the long tcrni. This was received with
Tho Convention then proceeded lo vote
for a candidate for tho Supreme Court for
tho short term. The following nomina
tions Were then mado : Geo. Collings,
John L. Green, Benj. S. Cowan, R. S.
Harte, C. C. Convcrs, Woolsey Welles, 0.
T. Fishback, S. Finch.
Mr. Ford of Richland, was then intro
duced. He said he was taken by surprise
by this nomination. He had expected
nothing, and no one was requested to an
nounce his name. He was therefore to
tally unprepared with a speech. But be
promised that tho people of all sections of
tho State should hear from him before the
close of the campaigu. Ho had lately
been placed in a position where he had
seen the arrogance of the slave power,
and bo was under contract to spend a bar
rcl of sweat in tho work of rolling up a
tremendous majority in Ohio for freedom
and tho right.
Mr. Brinkerhoff was then introduced,
and made a sliort and stirring speech.
Tho following was the result of the vote
for Judge of tho Supreme Court, for the
short term :
Green 18 .
No choice. The Convention then pro
ceeded to vote again for Supremo Court
Judge. Several names wore withdrawn.
The following was tho result of tho sec
ond ballot :
Convcrs .' 209
Tho other votes were not announced by
Judgo C. C. Couvors, of Muskingum,
was then declared the nominee of the (Vn
vention for candidate for Judge of ih
Supreme Court, for the short term.
The Convention then proceeded to vote,
for Auditor of State, with the following
Frank M. Wright 119
E. R. Eckley .74
Simeon Nash... 70
Horace Y. Beebe 59
W. B. Thrall... 9
.Roswcll Marsh... 5
There being no choice, the Convention
proceedecd to vote a second time.
Frank M. Wright of Champaign hav
ing received 213 votes was declared duly
nominated as the candidate of tho Con
vention for Auditor of State.
The Convention then proceeded to vote
for Secretary of State. The following was
the result :
J. II. Baker 75
W. T. Bascom.K 03
L. L. Rice 70
N. II. Van Vorhcs 33
M. H. Kirby 30
N. W. Goodhue 25
J. R. Morton 20
W. B. Fairchild 12
No choice. The Convention then pro
ceeded to ballot the second time with the
following result :
Van Vorlios 41
Cole a 8
No choice. Messrs. Bascom, Goodhue,
Van Vorhes and Rice were withdrawn,
when several counties changed their votes,
nnd tho Convention nominated J. II. Ba
ker of Ross as their candidate for Secre
tary of State.
Mr. Baker responded in a short speech,
in which he promised to see and speak to
the people during the campaign.
The Convention then proceeded to fotc
for Treasurer of State. The following waB
the result :
W. II. Gibson 149
A. P. Stone 90
James A. Briggs 51
Wm. Ilatton 3G
D. W. Rhodes 18
W. P. Young 19
A. L. Brewer 9
No choice. The Convention proceeded
to the secoud ballot, with tho following re
Gibson , 207
Wm. II. Gibson, of Seneca, was there
fore declared the nominee of tho Conven
tion as their candidate for Treasurer of
Tjc Convention then proceeded to vote
for candidates for Attorney General. The
following is the result of the first ballot :
F. D. Kimball 200
R. M. Corwinc 102
Wm. Windom 24
F. D. Kimball, of Medina county, hav
ing received a majority of votes, was de
clared the nominee of the Convention for
Attorney General. The nomination was
Tift Convention then proceeded to vote
for Member of the Board of Public Works,
with the following result :
A. 0. Conovcr 90
Benj. Egglcston 04
Jos. Cable 00
Elihu Fallis 55
A. L. Frazer 39
Geo. B. Wright 2$
No choice. Tho Convention the pro
ceeded to vote the second tune. Tho fol
lowing was the result :
Egglcston : 47
A. G. Conovcr, of Miami, having re
ceived a majority of all tho votes, was de
clared duly nominated as the candidate for
the Board of Public Works.
This closed the nominations.
Mr. Gibson was called to tho stand, and
made a most stirring and eloquent appeal
Ho will be heard in every part of the
Stato during the canvass.
Mr. Kimball also addressod the Con
vention briefly and eloquently. He thauk-
cd the Convention for the honor conferred
upon him, and pledged whatever of abili
ty and energy he possessed to the advance
tnent of the causo.
Gen. Mason, of Clark county, moved
that all the candidates to-day nominated
bo unanimously confirmed by the delegates
to the Convention. He prefaced it with
some eminently patriotic remarks.
Hm. B. F. Lcitcr seconded the motion
in a brief and most happy speech. Ho
hoped every thing like discord and differ
ences would bo banished, and that all
would unite with enthusiasm to give the
ticket to-day nominated a cordial and hear
Hon. Benj. Stanton spoko eloquently iu
favor of Gen. Mason's motion. In form
ing a new organization, old prejudices must
be sacrificed. We must forget tho past,
and unite iu tho great work before us.
Mr. Spoonrr, of Cincinnati, mado a stir
ring and eloquent Bpccch. He indorsed
the nominations heartily, and should labor
diligently to secure their triumphant elec
tion. Ho had opposed the nomination of
one of the candidates, but by his works
he had shown that he was for union and
harmony of action. He was enthusiast!
cally cheered by the audience.
The motion of Gen. Mason waa then
adopted with entire unanimity.
Hon. John A. Bingham was called to
the stand, and made, an eloquent speech.
Having been on duty for nearly ten hours
without a moment'b Nation, we were too
much exhausted to re.. it c length.
His remarks were listened to with great
interest by the large assemblage.
On motion, the first fivo names on the
Central Committee of the Republican
party appointed last year were appointed
by the Republican State Central Commit
tee for the ensuing year.
(The following gentlemen therefore,
compose the committee : A. P. Stone, J.
II. Coulter, 0. Follett, J. W. Andrews of
Columbus, nnd A. F. Perry of Cincinnati.)
Mr. Lciter moved a vote of thanks to
the officers of the Convention for the able,
dignified, and impartial manner in which
they had discharged the duties of their posts
which was unanimously adopted.
After three hearty cheers for tho ticket
and the cause, tho Convention, at half
past 10 P. M , adjourned sine die.
Commencement of Avery College.
We clip tho following from the Pitts
burgh Dispatch of tho 11th inst :
We had the pleasure, on Thursday af
ternoon, of attending the first annual com
mencement of tho Avery College, an In
stitution which, as many of our readers are
aware, was founded about four years since
by Rev. Charles Avery, for tho purpose
of affording to persons of color, of both
scies, the means of obtaining a liberal ed
ucation. To this end ho made a donation
of a large and aligibly located lot of ground,
at the cornet of Avery uud North etreets,
in the city of Allegheny, and caused to be
erected there a large and elegant brick
building which answers the double purpose
of a church for the colored people of that
portion ijC the city, and of class rooms fir&j
tho students of the college.
Tho Institution is governed by a Board
of Trustees, and is under tho charge, as
teachers, of Professor Philotus Dean, a
liberally cdncatcd white mall, and Pmfcs-
sor Martin II. Freeman a colored man of
excellent acquirements, and fine capacity
as a teacher. An admirably selected libra
ry of about five hundred volumes belongs
to tho college.
During the session which has jifst clos
ed, tire number of students has been forty
five. Tho graduating class consisted of
but three members, all young ladies, who
performed their parts in a manner in the
highest degree creditable to themselves
and thc,ir teachers.
Tho exercises of tho occasion commenc
ed with music, which was succeeded by an
eloquent and appropriate prayer by Rev.
Mt. Robiuson of Birmingham.
After another piece of music, "La Sal
utation," au original address in French,
was pronounced by Miss. E. L. Waters, of
Eric, Pa. The address was well and clear
ly delivered, aud the young lady's pronun
ciation of tho French language would have
put to shame many a damsel with fairer
skin, and education "finished" at an aris
After music again, a disscration was
read by Miss. E. J. Woodson, of Pittsburg.
"Tho End and Aim of our Being." The
essay was carefully aud elegantly compos
ed and well delivered.
This was succeeded by another dissera
tion upon "American Institutions," by
Miss. E. L. Waiters, in which tho "pecu
liar institution" received some well deser
ved aud unanswerable hits.
Miss E. J. Woodson then read a French
Phylosophioal disscration upon tho Imagi
nation. It was well read and well pro
Miss Carolino Woodson, of Pittsburgh,
ilqscd the exercises on the part of the stu
dents by a disscration subject, "Tho Tru-
y Free," which was eloquently written,
bowing thought, originality, ond a well
trained miud, This concluded, alio deliv
ered the valedictory remarks, addressed to
tho founder of tho collcgo, its trustees aud
teachers, her fellow-students and the audi
ence, in stylo and languago and with a
feeling, the cxibition of which, on this oc
etieion, was interesting to all, and must
lave deeply touched the sonsibilities of him
through whoso enlarged philanthropy and
quiet, unostentatious benevolence, this In
stitution had its origin.
Tho performances of these thfoo young
adics would have done credit to any three
of similar ages in the land.
The degrees were then conferred by Mr.
Dean, alter which Bishop Payne, of the
colored M. E. Church, pronounced the ben
cdiction, and the assembly adjourned to
partake of a collation of cakes, fruits and
ice-cream, furnished by the trustees.
A largo audience, composed of both
whito and colored persons, Was in attend
ance, and all appeared to be in the highest
Mr. Avory is a highly respectable min
ister' of tho Methodist Protestant Church
and ono of tho most benevolent christian
gentlemen with whom it has ever been our
privilege to bo acquainted.
Tub Trospkct in New Vohk. The
Albany Register of Monday, says:- With
in a short timo past wo have had tho am
plcst opportunity for ascertaining tho feel
ing which animates the Americana of this
State, and it is this, whatever may be
their minor differences of opiuioo, they wil!
vote in a solid body, and will consequently
eaverp the Stat at the enwing election."
Viler Attack on Protestantism.
Tho enemies of the American Party are
endeavoring to explain away the peculiar
political dogmas of the Roman Catholic
church. In doing this however, they aoem
to have become imbued with the same spir
it of intolerance which characterises that .
institution. Not content with lauding tho
Papacy and disparaging Protestantism,
they aro beginning to lay that excellence,
purity, truth and honesty, can exist oaly
in the Roman Cathplio Church, and direct
ly to attack and denounce Protestauism
and Protestants. The Daily Nashville
Union the leading organ of the Anti-American
party of Tennessee, after asserting
that "Catholnsism has done more for hu
manity than any other church," attacks
the Protestant churche and Protestant
Ministers of every denomination iu the
following violently abusive manner :
"A church that can boast of an exist
ence of thirteen centuries passing thro'
all the various vicissitudes of her event
ful career, unscathed, can certainly show,
with all her atrocious barbarity, many
bright Bpots which may bo placed in favor
able contrast with tho Protestant church,
with its thousand and ono wrangling sects.
Men aro beginning to see through tho
transparent gause that veils this Know
Nothing moment. They are beginning
to ask what Protestantism has done for.
tho World. What has she done to allevi
ate and elevate the down trodden. Is tho
raco uny better off for having accepted her
faith. These Reverend Hypocrites theso
scribes and pharisees are treading on a
terrible volcano. They will fiud their trea- '
souable schemes and infernal plotting
against the liberties of man tried aud con
demned by the pure light of God's own
truth and lovo, which shines and throbs iu
every pulsation of humauity's heart. If
Protestantism proves recreant to her high
trust, she will havo to pass tho ordeal of
enlightened opinion and bo consigned to
ber merited obscurity. Popery with all
its crimes ogrynst God and man adapts its
elf to the times and to circumstances, aud
thus saves itself from being absorbed in
tho mass of conflicting olcinonts."
Lot this be read by every Protestant
American iu the couutry. Let him see
tho position of the opponents of tho Amer
ican party. Let him know tho estimation
placed upon his religious opinions by tho
The State Council.
The State Council which assembled at
Reading on tho 3d inst., has nobly sustain
ed the honor of tho Kcystouo State, by
repudiating the obnoxious plank iu the
National Platform. It is a rcruarkablo
fact that the American party of Pennsyl
vania so violently assailed by tho old line
organs as a pro-slavery organization, is tho
first political party that ever met in Na
tional Council with sufficient nerve to re
sist the demands of the slave-ocracy, the
first political party with back bone enough
to act an independent part, nnd had those
who thus denounced us, exhibited the
same degree of fidelity to the principles
of freedom and less servility to mere party,
the South would havo been taught long
ago that thero really is a North, and that
Northern men are not afraid to maintain,
its rights, however the ndocatcsof hu
man bonftigo may bluster.
Tho triumph of free principles in tho
State Council and the call for tho Cinciu
uati Convention must bo gratifying to-
every tree friend of freedom.
Evidence is coubtantly accumulating to
show tho honest anti-slavery men that the
only hopo of interposing a successful check-
to the aggressions of the slave power, is in.
the American party. Tho only hopo of
redeeming the soil once solemnly conse
crated to freedom is in tho moral courage
aud giant strength of the American or
ganization. If it docs not embrace all the
Frocsoiler could desire, yot the truth is
apparent that ho must cither act directly
with the pro-slavory Dcmocratio party, or
aid thorn indirectly by uniting in a third
party, or he must throw his iutlucnco with,
the American Republican organization.
Is not the path of duty plain and clear.
Friends of freedom can you hesitate.
BxSX rich literary treat is to bo presen
ted to tho American reader next autumn,.
in the correspondence of Daniel Webster,.
containing his letters, social, family, politi
cal, agricultural, vecasioual and miscella
neous, together with several unpublished
papers, diplomatic and other, edited by his
son, Fletcher Webster Esq.,
tSTThe Toledo Republican secouds tho
views of tho Cleveland Plaindeakr that,
in view of the promising character of tho
wheat crop in Ohio, flour will bo bought in
les3 than sixty days at $0 per barrel.
jfiThe Harrisburg, (Pa.) Keystone,
has placed tho name of Geergo M. Dallas,
at tho head of its columns, as a candidate
for the Presidency.
B5&-The trustees of the Utica and Sche
nectady Railroad Company have declared
a dividend, out of the assets of the compa
ny, of nine per cent on the stock, payable
on tho 17th instant.
Sam in Maine! A largo Know Noth.
ing Convention, composed of delegates from
Kcnebce county, met at Hallowell on Wed
nesday. Strong resolutions were adopted
against the National Admiuistration and
Slavery and recommended open nominations.