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THE DEMOCRAT.
ihiToice of the People is the Supreme Ltw
AND THE1B MOTTO,
Ml A IJIt ,T's"O.V Ltlltor.
B'ABTIIUR, JUXE 8, 1855.
1
V. B. PALMER'S.
Wewapapar Subscription and Adrtitlln Agancy
Philadilphia, New York, Boston and Bal-
timori, is our authorized agent tu receive and
receipt for subscription and advertisement for
ih Democrat.
PRODUCE VF ALL KISDS. is rtcelv
sd at the very highest market prices, on Sub
seriptionor Advertisements, (it this clctjr
iloney is not refused.
OLA Mi DEEDS, BLANK MORTG AG ES
XJ and all Ulanks required under tht Jus
tices' Codt. for Justices of the Peace, are con
ttantly kept on hand and for tulc ut this Of-
DEMOCRATIC STATE TICKET.
For Governor,
. YM. MED ILL.
For Lieutenant Governor,
JAMES MYERS.
For Supreme Judges,
WILLIAM KENNON,
ROBERT B. WARDEN.
For Auditor of State,
WILLIAM D. MORGAN.
For Treasurer of Slate,
JNO. G. BRESLIN.
For Secretary of Stats,
WILLIAM TREV1TT.
For Attorney General,
GEORGE W. McCOOK.
For Board of rullie Works,
JAMES B. STEEDMAN.
More Scoundrelism Ahead!
The Grand Council of Know Nolh
ings at Cincinnati, that met some months
ago, discussed the propriety ol making
war upon the Democratic party by nom
inating and putting on their Ticket
some of the most popular and talented
Democrats acting out this mean, low
and contemptable mode of warfare, ol
fraud and deception these worthies are
how directing their attention to the pre
paring of public opinion among the op
position. They argue that they go in
lor the bat men; and against the con
tent of those men, steal their names
and put them 01 their Tickets for no
other purpose under Heaven than to
destroy the organization of the Demo
cratic party and thus succeed in tram
pling under their feet, when lliey ride
into power, the very principles that
these best men hold more impor
tant than any mere personal favors that
Know Ncthingism can bestow. What
beautiful consistency. uVuttJ 'or these
best men, Democrats, onovr Ticket,"
as they say at the polls, buf'tre their
principles llellV How easy this jin
gles! Oh, how consistent!!
We think we know enough of Judge
Kenon to say that he will not thank
Jack of the Athens Messenger for at-!
tempting to roo mm 01 ins present nign
landing among his political friends.
We believe Judge Kennon would spurn
ft nomination from such a source.
That this lieing relict of G'oonskins
should say that Judge Kknnon was
Dominated by the Democratic State
Convention because the party had no
respect for hi.n, was to be expected,
limply because Jack prefers a lie to the
truth; and to soy that Judge Kennon
does not endorse the platform of the
Convention, is false as Hell itself.
We voted in the Convention for
Jodge Kennon because we knew the
man, that his Democracy never was
doubted, that he is an honest, upright
man, and because he has but few equals
aud no superiors as a Jurist in the Sta'e
He has ever been respected by the liar
in his late Common Pleas Circuit, and
the Bar of the State where his profes
sional and official services have been
engaged. Who ever doubled Judge
Kinnon's Democracy? Who ever
heard, in Belmont county or else where,
of a Krnnon voting a Whig, Federal,
Know Nothing or other ticket arrajeu
against the Democrac)? not one.
Let Democrats beware of all this de
ception to gull them into thi support of
such men as are usually put tip against
the Democrats. Don't believe their
hypocritical cant, sworn to in secret;
their object is alone '.o defeat your par
CANDIDATES FOR SUPREME JUDGE.
"It hss been suirte ' hittthe elec
tion of Judie Kennon si;d Ortator Chase
for the Supreme Bench of Ohio, would
be nominations "nt to be made. Such
' srs our sentiments. Judge Kennon is
the nominee of the Locoloco State Con
ventlon; but it is well known that he
bit no sympathy with that party, either
OD the slavery question 01 the other
wild domas of the paiiy. It is final
ly well known that he w an not placed
upon tbe 8th of January ticket on ac
count of so love entertaiced for him
by that party. He was nominated on
.tbegrounds, 1st. Becsuse it was though'
tbst be would add strength to their
ticket ; and 2d, on tbe ground that tbey
eipected a complete overthrow ofihe
entire ticket, and there wss no other
man in their ranks whose overthrow
would cause so little regret on tbe part
of tbe leaders of tbst party ss that ol
Judge Kennon. Tbe truth is. Judge
Kennon is too good a man to fellowship
with such men ss Meday and bis school
of politicians. We should mske no ob
Jietioos to seeing him placed tpon the
IterMblian littet, kqoning that be does
not endorse tbe platform of the conveu
tloo that placed Mm in nomination.
If Senator Chase could be induced to ac
cept nomination for one of the fa can
cies on the Supreme Bench, we would
be rejoiced. This position would afford
a far moie extensive and inviting held
for the display of bis talents, than could
poaaibl) be afforded in lean Guberna
torial chair. Such men aa Kennon and
Chase wou'd add dignity end character
to the Sunreme Court of Ohio, and the
election of the latter gentleman to the
position would be a full and complete
an endorsement of his Senatorial career
on the Nebraska question, as if elected
to the office Governor: while the
cosition would afford him infinitely
greater opportunities for du'yig good to
the entire country than he could poesi
bly enjoy in the place to which his
friends are laboring to elevate him.
Athens Messenger.
Graham's Magazine. We have
received Graham for June. It contains
a beautiful steel engravingof 'the Man
darin's Daughter.' Splendid Fashion
plates, and a continuation of Mary
Stuart, a Romance of History. Every
bodj should subscribe tor Graham.
Court of Common Pleas.
All persons having business in
Court, for Vinton count)', will take no
tice that it holds its summer Term in
this place on next Monday, the 11th
i:ist.
Any person?, who can possibly
so, will conler a lavor by sending t:ie
amnnni li.r nitr in bv rwrsons attend-
mz court, it vou can not senu au
. - i . . - . j n
conveniently, send some.
BRIDGE BUILDERS WANTED.
We call attention this week to the
adverti-ement of the Commissioners of
our county, for building a Bridge
Pretty Run ; this is another chance to
make some money, and more evidence
ol improvement.
Evidence of Reformation.
We copy the following from llie Ath
ens Messenger, the remarks we think
II I I . t . I- - I'
wen saiu, uui lew men stop loiiunK 01
the importance
of sustaining
a Free
rress in the counties:
The Circleville Herald Is deservedly
setere upon the Lancaster Gazette for
exhibiting its 'ratling' propensities in
endeavoring to secure thecouniy print
ing of other bounties. Upon inquiry,
we have learned that the Gazette also
applied for the printing of the Assessor's
blanks for our county. When we have
to reiotl to such dishonorable means to
6tisuia an honorable calling, we will
go to tlioveling gravel on the railroad,
or some other reputable occupation ; and
if the Gazette would not further dis
grao the profession, we would advise
hi in to learn something of the ordinary
courtesies of life, or vncate his position.
We suppose the printing of the various
co., is done at fair liv ing rates: we know
such is the case in our county and if
ucli it nut In caac elaewheie, it is (he
fault of the county officers. Could we
be furnished with lie county printing
for all the couuties of the State or one
half of them we could afford to pur
ihdse a steam press and execute the
work at greatly reduced prices ; but at
the same lime we would be killing off
one-half the country presses of the Stale,
and would (eel that we were engaged in
i very mean and disreputable business
one that would not only disgrace our
self, but disgrace uur profession. That
is too"rattibb" ilsmells badly.
Evidence of Reformation. Important Judicial Decision---The
Whig Party not Dead Yet.
Quite an interesting case came off
before Justice Young this morning.
It seems that lom Uillis brought suit
against some seven or eight very res
neutable gentlemen ot this city as the
"late Whig Central Committee" ol
this county for buggy hire, in the tall
campaigns of 1853 and ln4. All of
the delendanU made default except one
Mr. smith Davison who appeared
and tiled a motion to dismiss the suit
on the ground that the "Whig Party"
was the proper delendant, that said par
ty was oead and no administrator had
been appointed, liut we will give the
principal reason adduced by the defend
ant, as set forth in the written motion:
"And said delendant lurther says
that the 'late Whig Central Committee
mentioned in said petition, was apnoin
ed by the tote Whig party to represent
its interests while said party was alive,
and recognized as a living organization,
ving a habitation and a name; and
that tlie said committee is not the ad-
ininitralor or legal representative of the
said Whig parly detunct: that the said
W lug party was, and had become pre
vious to the tilim; of said petition, to
ill intents and purposes, deceased and
entirely deluuct: that a short time pre
vious to the fall election in the year ol
our Lord, 1854, it 'went under,' and
since then has had no tangible existence
that there has been no administrator
a pointed to settle the affairs of said de
ceased party, but in the event of the
appointment of such administrator, this
defendant will feel it his duty to advise
the payment of said bill it duly pre
sented, provided always that the pto
pertyand effects of said deceased party
(consisting chiefly of old lumber used
in building platforms) can be disposed
ol at a lair price. 1 he deiendant lur
'.her states that he is informed upon re
liable authority that IhesaiJ party died
insolvent," etc., tfc.
The case was argued at length by
T. B. Tiltcn, Esq., lor the plaintiff,
and by Mr. Davison in his own behalf
Both gentlemen, we are informed, ac
quitted themselves handsomely, and at
torded great amusement to the audience
in attendance.
The Court held that the 'Whig Par-
ty' was not dead or at least that the
evidence offered was insufficient to
show the fact Motion overruled.
Judgment for plaiutiff for 162.50 and
Dayton Empire.
[From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.]
[From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.] Execution of James Parks--Appearance
of the Prisoner--
of the Prisoner--Preparations for the awful Scene--
of the Prisoner--Preparations for the awful Scene--Calmness and apparent resignation--
of the Prisoner--Preparations for the awful Scene--Calmness and apparent resignation--Address to his friends--The
of the Prisoner--Preparations for the awful Scene--Calmness and apparent resignation--Address to his friends--The cause of the attempted suicide--
Reiterated Declaration of Innocence-
"I Die an Innocent man"
—The Closing Scene.
do'everyihiug outside quiet and orderly.
persons
Parks rested tolerably well during the
flight, sleeping several hours. He was
attended by persons counected with the
jail, who did everything to make Dim
comfortable, by administering occasion
al draughts of wins and r ater. On
nil inc. the idea that the morning had
dawned upon the day of his execution
seemed to flash upen his mind, aud hr
made slight attempt to get at the ban-
Jages on his wound, but it was but a
momentary emotion, ana tie resumed
his calm and cool demeanor. He break
fasted upon some rsw oysters, and wss
much stronger than bis loss of blood
would seem to bars allowed. As be
ay upon his pallet in the Hall he con
versed w ith several persons who came
in, Sheriff Seward, Marshal Filch aud
others, on the subjscl of the dsy e bust
ness. Towards sleten o'clock be took
refreshments of wine aud water, a clean
white lineu shirt was put upon him.
and at bis request a pipe was procured
and he took a comfortable smoke. The
Cleveland Greys has beenou duty since
dusk the eveuing before, and through
the discomforts of the rain storm kept
rpousanas ctowasa arouna tne jau yara
nates troni ruoruiuz till uooa, but no
disorder was sllowed.
The petsoes present in the jail hall
consisted of the county officers, a few
selected by the prisoner as bis council,
several assistants, tbe physicians, and
the usual number allowed to be invited
by the Sheriff; numbering io all about
About balf past eleven
he called to him a relatite, Mr. Juhu
Dickinson and gave him directions ss to
the disposition of his body. He wish
ed that the public might not be allow
ed to gaze upon him suspended from the
gallows, but wished that he might be
taken down, decently shaved, dressed
aud deposited in bis coffin, sad that
those who had a curiosity might be al
lowed to look upon him. lie also re
quested hi in to refrain from writing
anything to his friends and pareutain
England which would inform them of
his true fate on the scaffold.
The structure upon which he was tu
be executed had been put up this mor
ning in tbe north east corner of the jail
hall, and consisted of a platform six
feet by eight, about eight feet from the
grouud, having two trap doors with a
joint support, which would be easily
removed by touching a lever in tbe rear
with the point of a cane.
He inquired towards' noon whether
Mr. Wright the clergyman had .arrived.
no clergyman was present.
At ten minutes beiore noon he was
conducted upon the scaffold by Mr. Sew
ard, the Sheriff, and Marshal Fitch. He
walked feebly but without any emotion
in bis couutenance. He took s-chair
provided for him, drank a portion sf a
glass of wine, snd held the glass io his
hand while he prepared to speak. He
aas quite pale, but his whole air was
remarkably firm and clear minded. A
deaf and dumb person, an acquaintance
of his, kissed hi. hand to him and he
returned the signal with apparent satis
taction at the friendly token. He com
menced some remarks in a strong snd
clear 7oice, the substance of which we
will attempt to give.
He said, ' Well, gentlemen, there are
but comparatively few present, snd my
words will be but few. I shall detain
but a short tune. If I wished to say
more, I have hardly strength to do so.
I see among you some of my jurors. I
have no reflections to mane upon the
verdict; you did your duly. I have no
levity to show on so solemn an occasion
1 should have been glad to have spared
the people the horror of an execution.
My attempt to do so yesterday by end
ing my life by my own hand, was not
for my own benefit, but for tbe sake ol
those I leave behind. You know how
the old family feelings of pride have
prevailed. I had hoped to prevent my
child and relations from the reproach
which this will bring totheui. I knew
I was not a murderer and had a right to
dispose of my existence as much as the
laws and society had to do so. I had
not done aught to break the lws or of
fend society. 1 hate not imposed upon
others or myself in this affair. That
Wm. Beatson fell and killed himself is
true. I am no murderer in any way. 1
might say so much, commend myself to
God, and slop here. It U said that I
have had two impartial trials, thatth'u
ought to be conclusive. But gentle
men, the trial by jury is not yet peifect
eu human approaches to truth are but
difficult and uncertain. 1 regret that!
4in not uniieraiood, that the bend of m
mind and the scope of my understanding
are misunderstood. I never dreamed el
muruer ; my conscience would never
have dared to conceive it. That I mur
dered Beatson for bis money' is absurd
He was but a poor man, with less mo
neytbatl. He was not rich, and h's
friends have never made themselves
known, though it is but a short journey
from England to Ohio, I had no malig
nity towards him, and feel none to
wards any human being.
1 have a dear wife w ho has in my long
confinement been an angel in her soli
cuuae ana care oi me. i nan never
known her virtues had it not been for
my sad misfortune. I leave a dear in
fant who baa beeu taught to cla.p lis
arms around my neck and whom I love
dearly. I leave aged parents now near
eighty years old, from whose kind hesrts
t had hoped to keep the sad news of the
iguominous fate of their son. (Hare
nis voice lauuerea and be buiat into
(ears.) : It was for the sake of all these
that 1 attempted yesterday to shorten
ny life a day. I feel that I did right,
aua i nope tost loose who report
lor the public prims Hill, if tbey have
regard ftr" tbute 1 love, spare tbem il
possible from tbe pain of seeiog my
uaoif coupled witn tnatot murderer.
have suffered much mentally sod bodily
by my confinement; circumstances have
had much to do in makiug roe improper
ly understood. Ao innocent man pat
upon trial can be certain of acquittal.
He labors under great disadvantages, a
thousand circumsisnces arise snd ars
spresd through the world in the public
prints. In bis cell, shut out from a
chance to meet the unfavorable suspi
cious with tbe antidote, be is borne
down by these prejudices which have
taken possession of the public mind. He
cannot efface this first impression, be
is s victim of it, and I-to-day declsre
myself to hsvs been destroyed by the
paragraphs which in the beginning pro
nounced ms a monster, hyena, blood
hound, murderer, black, blackeblack-
est of the guilty. What light had they
to ssy that I intended tq gam by killing
Beatson T man s mind snd intent sre
secrets, no man can know them."
After speaking twenty minutes he took
sip of vtine snd rested a little, and
asked the Sheriff if be was too long for
bis patience, and being assured that be
was not, went on:
'I had hoped to bare spared you this
deplorable scene, next to the regret thst
I csnnot spsre my wife snd crald this
shame, is that I leave tbem in a land of
strangers, destitute and almost friend
less.
I should be glsd to unfold to you the
feeling thst e man entertains on the
threshold of death; but I am cot master
of words to eipress them. At times, I
confess that I have felt humiliated and
depressed; at others, bitter and vindic
tive; soured, by long snd oppressive im
prisonment, toward the world. Phase
after phase of one's life appears in dif
ferent and changing lights and the pecu
liar condition of being shut out of the
lieht of day, tbs free air snd tbe conver
sation of the world, has its unnatural
and wsrpinginfluence upon the thoughts.
I have studied my on thoughts, created
my owu philosophy, striven after truth;
but the philosophy of my intentions is
not understood. The honest man will
say, 'why did you not, if Beatson fell
aud killed himself st the bridge, go in
mediately and tell of HV Ah, there is
where the circumstances that environed
me, my eleven years in prison, my black
ened character, flashed across my mind,
and determined me iu what I did, I had
swerved from the path of duty, and had
lost what Solomon speaks of in that
good proverb, 'a good name.' 'A good
name i better than riches.' Ah, how
true' So long as yourgood name is yours,
it will be a rock of defeuce against s
thousand assailants, and without it, a
single man shall put you to flight.
Gentlemen: 1 assure you that I do not
deserve this fate. Wo man his a kinder
disposition, no one whose life, is freer
from cruel acts. I cannot help expres
sing my heartfelt appreciation of all the
kindnesses I have experienced at the
hands of sll who bave bud to deal with
me. To my counsel, Mr. Cue, I must
award a goodness of hesrl which is un
surpassed; and for Mr. Griswold, I must
say that his splendid speech in my de
fence, cool, elegunt and logical, aston
ished me, by showing how masterly he
had expressed my feelings and intentions,
1 have received much kindness from
many men of eery land there sits a
man, laying hia hand on Stward's should
er, who, during the thirteen months that
1 spent in the Akron jail, never refused
me s single reasonable request. His
children and family seem like neaf snd
dear friends, end 1 left them with regret.
Mr. Spanglsr has been extremely kind
and gentlemanly to me, snd so have Mr.
a iri Mrs. Busworth and Mr. Tyler. When
1 am, taken hence, give my body to my
wile, I commeud her and the child to
you. Let her not suffer in want.
Here some kind peison proposed to
express the feelings of those present by
taking up a contribution, and it was done
on the spot; and (14 60 was taken up.
Ou seeing it, Parks aeemed moved by
the kindness, snd thanked them with
considerable emotion. He then said,
1 have no clergyman present. I had
expected Dr. Perry, but my request to
hun I must have sealed up in a package
of papers which 1 gave to my wife yes
terday. I was educated in the belief of
the Church of England, like my forefath
ers. 1 leave the world t peace tuIi all
mankind, without censure upon any one.
W e cannot recall the past. Would to
G jd that I could do so, but I know no
such thing as fear. 1 am misunderstood;
have had little or no education; have
tried to learn much by tesorting to the
books which the wisest search; have had
uo Oxford or Cambridge education; was
lamiliar with the Scriptures. and believe
that we shall ouly arrive at that peifec
tiou which man s heart strives after, iu
tbe next world. I thank you fur tbe
Kindness to my wue. 1 again assure
you all that 1 am no murderer, in any
respect, thought or deed. With these
worda, I prepare to meet my God."
One o'clock had arrived. He took
iilass ol wine: bis nanus and lee; wera
fastened, the rope adjusted by the Shei
i If, sod he stood upon the platform. He
then requested that be might give tbe
signal when all was ready; he borrowed
a naudkercbiel to make H with, the cap
was drawn over his head, and about ten
minutes sfler oue, with the words '1 die
au innocent inau,' be dropped the signal
and the drop instantaneously fell, launch
ing him down about six feet, riot a
struggle nor anything like tremor evW
denced the suffering ol pain.
His pulse became feeble and intermit
tent in two or tnree, and ceased to beat
in eight minutes afterwards. No action
of the heart was perceptible si tbs ex-
oiratiou of twelve minutes, and at the
end of forty minutes be was taken down,
the physicians preseut. Drs. Strong and
Clentland, examined him. aud fouud the
ueck broken by the fall.
Many persons preseut were unable to
retain their tears at many of- the touch
toe remarks of tbe prisoner speaking ol
his wife snd child or while he was ina
king bis last preparations for death.
Tbe arrangeiuenta were In every rea
peel complete, and Mr. Spangler and bis
assistsnts in the discbarge of this pno
ful duty, bave displayed great discre
lion and cars for decorum, order end
promptness.
Later from Europe.
ARRIVAL OF THE AFRICA.
Halifax, Jane ft. The Africa srrived
at half oast four to dat with dales to
tbe 26th.
The seise is unchanged. . General Pel-
Jissisr coolsmplates au stuck on tbe
Russians in the field.
A Most Disgraceful Mob and Riot in the Capitol
of Ohio.
Our citizens, not in tlie were
astonished last evening at a rumor
through the cily, that the Turneis, a
German asaociatiou, while peaceably
passing iu the suburbs of our city, .were
acaaulted by a bacd of desperadoes,
their flag seised, torn, snd an attempt
made to take it from them, snd in the
struggle several persons were seriously
injured. A local paragraph merely al
luded to the fact iu our paper of yester
day morning, as few of the facts were
then obtained. Since then, we have ob
tained the facts, as fares possible, which
are as follows ;
The Turners' flag had been in mot
toes in the German language, which tbe
Journal, in excusing the attack, says
vera misuuders'.ood. A most sorry con
fession for Know Nothing intelligence.
Why did the Journal not ear at once,
that the whole Know Nothing move
ment ir a mistake the result of Igno
rance, pirjudice and falsehood, put forth
in jus such papers as it is.
On one side of the obnoxious flag are
painted in gilt letters, the words 'Frisch,
Fromm, Frcelich, Frei,' in German let
ters ; on the other side, "Durch Uebung
xur Kraft; Bahnfrei : Durch Forschung
zur Erkeuntniss."
The first phrase is, rendered in E.ig'wr,
"Fresh. Pious, Joyous, Free." The
second, ''Through exercise to strength."
Bahnfrei, "freescope, wilhuu t res'.rint.
The last, "Through investigation to
complete knowledge."
This flag was presnted to the associa
tion by three German loung ladie., Miss
es Wendell, Schnider anti Zimmennann,
who bought the material with money
subscribed and paid by the citizens of
the town, and who made the flag them
selves. The ellempt to wrest the flag swsy
from the procession wss made by the
men employed at or near the Cioal, just
as the procesion was crossing tlie canal
bridge. The flag was considerably torn
in the struggle, but was retained by llie
owners, ihe turners weie toiu oy tne
proprietor of the grove, and by several
others, that they were theateued with
assault, if they passed througli the
street with '.heir banner. The Turners
knew themselves to ba as peaceable as
any portion ol our people, and coutu
not believe the threats would be carried
out. We understand '.hey had attempt
ed to obtain an American flag, howev
er, and had not succeeded.
The rowdies were lying concealed un
der or about the bridge, and attacked
the procession just as they entered upon
it. The assault was commenced by
throwing stones into the procession,
followed by a demand foi the dag. At
the commencing of the affray, the mus
icians and boys in the pruurasion lied,
ud were followed soon after by the
Turners. The rowdies pursued to Front
street still throwing slones. A body of
young loafers joined in pursuit, and
were hissed aud halloed on by older
men, iroin whom oeuer tnings mignt
have been expected.
T tie difiurtiauce was kept up, in a
raihei quite way until evening, when
I was understood thrre ws lo be a ball
at Winger's Hall. In the evening, e
mau with a white coat, was chased by a
furious crowd, hallooing, "kill the damn
ed Dutchman" the chase coiitinuiiic
from the United Stales Hotel to the
Eagle Drug Store. The while coal was
au uuforluuate mark. Its wearer was
cruelly beaten, and mudi injured
During this pursuit, two other gentle
men met the crowd, who were ao un
fortunate as to have on while coats.
Tbey soon observed indications that
they would fare roughly, and made a
rapid retreat, end succeeded in finding
places of security, with little injury be
sides lorn clothes. It seemed ss if
every Germau who wore a coat of the
color of those worn by the Turners, was
mark fur the rowdyism which bore
sway in the south end of town.
Another man named Schenck was as
sailed on South street, ana was very
severely whipped and thrown into tbe
gutter fur dead. His offence waj peace
ably walking along the street tu a white
coat.
About 3 o'clock P. M., Messrs Schle-
gel, Zimmennann, end four others,
coming up Mound street, in the most
peaceable manner,- were met by so.ne
sixty rowdies, aud were stoned and
crually beaten. The six Germans weie
ail hurl aoine very bully Scrilegel was
wounded severely iu the breast, aud bis
recovery was considered doubllul yes
lerday.
We have hesrd of no arrests by the
Watch, except of several of the assault
ed men. The police were generally
scarce where they were needed, and it
oy accident tbey happened to be present
where they should be, their sympathies
were evident na the side of the real of
lenders against the peace. Several Cr'er-
mans ere put into prison, but not one
inau who bad been disorderly. The at
tack was made iu every case by men who
professed great love for the American
tUg. In no instance was the tirst as
sailant arrested. One German was jug
ged w ho had on a white coat! Anoihi-r
was threatened witn Imprisonment lur
offering to bail bim out.
To-day, to appease the wrath of that
rowdyism which is the governing spirit
of the city of Columbus, the Marshal
went with a posse to the house in the
Fifth Ward where the Turners practice
nvmuastics. iu private, and ordered
down their flag. His orders were obey
ed, by the owuerof the premises, The
proprietor was asked why he obeyed
this outrageous order. He answered,
-' was whipped enough yesterday.
Statesman, JayJJiA.
The Virginia Election.
Wise i elected Governor by si least
10,000 mtjurity, and the rest of
State ticket by similar majorities. The
result of the election of Commissioner
of Public Works is not yet tully sscer
taiued, but we are satisfied of the sue
cess of the sble and accomplished ilol
laday.
"The last retnrns indicate theeleclion
of Lewis to Congress thus completing
the return of all the old members.
"The Senate and Hou se of Delegate
will continue as strongly Democratic,
at least, as before.
"Need vee add a vord of commtnlV
Washington Union,- May
Hon. Wm. D. Morgan.
An independent snd straight
public officer is sure to be the object ot
censure snd malicious sltacks by a cer
tain class of characters. No public of.
ficer in Ohio has received as much per.
sonal and uncalled for abuse as Mr. Mor
gan. His position as Auditor of State,
ihrowshim in contact with such s vari
ety of characters, lhat it would ba
strange if some would not effect to be
dissatisfied. As an officer, he is one of
the most honest snd efficient Ohio has
ever had. Asa citizen, his life is be
yond reproach. It is true, he is a man
of great decision of character, and on
this sccount some may not like him per
sonally. Much complaint has been
made by our opponents about Mr. Mor
gan's position on the tax law. If the'
law is wren;, it is no fault of bis. Ha
is only the instrument to carry out the
spirit snd letter of the law. He makes
no law himself, neither does, he put a
construe tion on any pertaining to bis
official position. The Attorney Gener
al is elected partly for that purpose.-
It is his business to explain to State
officers the meaning of all la ws nonnect-
ed with the official position. A Slate
officer places ao finlsl construction ou
any law where there is a doubt. This
eery intelligent person knows. Then
what a daring attempt at humbugger
18 made by our Kuoir Nothing Opnoil.
ent to make the people believe that
Mr. Morgan is the sole csuss of the
operation ot the tsx law. He lias
ouly carried out the decision of tbe
Supreme Court of the State, on the very
sectious of the law to which objection
is mad. If there is any wrong, it is iu
the Law and the Supreme Court, not in
Ashland Union.
The Outrage in Kansas.
Il is s fact beyond controversy, thst
the late disastrous defeat of the Anti
Slavery party iu Kansas was the result
of the secret and fraudulent operations
of the Kuow nothing Order. That
arch demagouge, Atchison, has depart
ed from t ti a laith and abandoned ths
party which gave hi in all the influence
aud reputation which he hears, disgrac
ed the connection which he has had
with it, and given himself over into
the hands of a secret Ordir to become i's
vilekt instrument. The Kuow Noth
ings iu the Kansas election have fully
proven tuemselves capable and willing
lo do all that the most desperate free
booter can do. This one act lull shows
the vile pu ruse 8 to which tbey ard will
ing to resort, and puts it beyond contro
versy that they have devoted their
strength to the peopling of Kansis with
pro-suvety ine.ii, and to the securing
of s pro slavery Legislature.
the follwing is (rum a northern Anti-
Slavery man :
A correspondent of the Public Ledg
er, at Ureeuville, in tins State, who was
in Kansas at the recent election for
members of the Legislp lure of that Ter
ritory, says that he knew lhat tht Knmo
Nothing Councils of Jlinsourl senl five
thousand men with war implements, who
took possession of the polls and controll
ed tht election, overawing human libur-
ty. let the edtiors uf the Kuow iNoih
nig organs Iu this Stale and their orators
cluige litis result lo the administration,
til prate about the slire Democracy,
white at '.he same time they ars ths
swum bre tliers of the perpetiutors of
this outrage." Plain Dealer.
LIQUOR ROW IN PORTLAND, Mc.
The Military called out by the Mayor
—ordered to fire into the Crowd!
—ordered to fire into the Crowd! ONE MAN KILLED.
BOSTON, June 4.
The Portland papers this morning con
tain some additional particulars of the
riot iu lhat cily on Saturday night
The commencement of the disturbance,
il appears, was caused by the purchase
of the liquor by Mayor Dov, aud tbe
trailsler uf the same to the city sgsncy
by his cas'.ing vole in the BoarJ of Al
derman, Saturday afternoou. The at
tack on the building was begun chiefly
by boys, throwing stones. Mayor Dow
then appeared, flourishing a sword.with
two military companies, which be bad
orderad out. The appearance of the
military exasperated the crowd, who re
ceived them w ith groans end hisses.
The Mayor ordered the military to fire,
which order Captain Green refused to
obey, saying that the ciicumslances did
not call tor such severe measures. The
ride guard soon after approached When
the mob burst open the door of the liq-
or room, a section of the 'company, by
order ut ihe Mjyor, flreJ, and oue per
sou was kilted, and six oi seven severely
wounded. A public meeting of citizens
was held this morning, and a committee
was appointed to investigate the csuie
aud particulars of the riot. A corouer's
uiqudst ha been empaunelled to report
ou tlie death nf George Rabbins, '
By Degrees.
The Know Nothings have three dc
r rs i t I
grees. l tie ursi composes me ran
nnd tile, who do the voting and dirty
work generally; the second takes a por
tion ot the honors, and is obeyed by
the first degree, and itself honors and
obeys tlie diird degree; while the third
degree dictates all orders to the hist and
second, and receives all the honors and
offices, forming the aristocracy of the
Order. It is now proposed by somij
that the Republican party shall takes
position below all these degrees, and
carry the whole upon its back. The
request is a very modest one certainly
mat the Republicans shall constitute
the out-door degree, below the Lords
of the Know Nothing?, and be their
hewers of wood and drawers ol water
forever! Independent men will submit
to this, of course! Mr. Giddings in
the Ashtabula Sentinel. -
That is very plain talk,'and we sup
pose the Know Nothings can under
stand it. Does the Journal want any
more light from that qturter? We shall
be pleated to hear Iron) the central
Know Nothing organ on this subject.
Ohio Statesman.
The number til stmidrs in France in
1S52 was 4,415; while in 16M it wss
r.TlE ; .i.d in lr; 2,071. '

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