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TERMS OF ADVERTISING. Poetry.
I dreamed a dream in the midst of my slumbors,
And aa fast aa I dreamed it was coined into num
It ar.rcared that a low hod lately been made
That tax on aa old bachelor's patos should bo
And in order to make thera willing to marry,
Tho tax was as hoavy as man could well carry.
But the bacholor'i grumbled and said two's no
Twos monstrous injustice and horrid abuse,
And swore that to save tholr own heart's blood
On such vile tax they would ne'or pay jshllling
But their rulors determined their seal to pursue,
8o they sot all the bachelors up at vendue.
A crier wos sent throngh the town to and fro,
To rattlo his drum and his trumpot to blow,
And to cry out to all that he met in his way
"Ho 1 forty old bachelors sold here to-day."
And presently, all tho old maids in the town,
ach in her very beat bonnet and gown,
X'rora thirty to sixty, whi to, rod, fuir, and palo,
Of every description, all flocked to tho sale.
Tho auctioneer then with his labors began,
And cried out aloud, as he held up a man,
'llow much for a bachelor I who wants to buy f
And the chorus of old muidens responded, "I, II"
And In short, at a very extravagant prlco,
The bacholors all wcro sold off In a trico,
And forty glod maidens soino youngor somo
' Juoh lugged an old bachelor home on her shoul
MAJOR JACK DOWNING.
T7e speak with tho lip, and wo dream in the soul
Of some better and fuircrday J
Aad our days, the meanwhile, to that golden goal
Are gliding and sliding away.
Now the world becomes old , now again it is young
But 'Tho Bettor's forever the word on the tongue
At the thrcahold of life Hope leads us In
Hope plays around the mirthful boy j
Though the best of its charms moy with youth be
Yet for age it roscrves its toy.
When we sink at the gravo, why, tho grave has
And over the coffin man plantoth llorzl
And It la not adream of fancy proud,
With a fool for ita dull begottur ;
There's a voice at the heart that proclaims aloud,
" 1F an burn fur tvmething belter"
And that voice of tho heart, oh, ye may bolievo,
Will never the hope of tho soul deceive I .
' tyili'oeiso. Some lady or gentleman has
written the following to a newspaper east, which
applies to any locality whore mon wear hair:
Kit hates moustaches ; "so much bair
' Makes every man look liko a bear."
But Fanny, who no thoughtcan fbttcr,
Blurts out "The more like bears the better ; '
Because" her protty shoulders shrugging
"Boars are such glorious chaps for hugging."
Recipe for a Modern Bonnet.
Two scraps of foundation, some fragments oflace
A shower of French rosebuds to droop o'er the
Vine ribbons and leathers, with crape and illusion
Then mix and range them in graceful confusion
Inveigle some (airy, out roaming for pleasure,
And beg the slight favor of tuking her measure
The length and breadth of her dear little pate,
And hasten a miniature form to create ;
Then pour, as above, the bright mixture upon
And lo t yon possess "such a love of a bonnet."
The day is Done.
NOT BY LONGFELLOW.
The day la done and darkness
From the wing of night is loosed,
As feather is wafted downward
'. . From a chicken going to rooat
- - I see the lights of the baker
' - Gleam through the rain and mist,
" And a feeling ofsadnesscomeso'or me,
That I cannot well resist.
' A-foeling of sadness und loitocco, '
That ia not like being sick, .
f And resemble sorrow only
As a briok-bat resemble a brick.
Come, get for me some supper ' -A
good and regular meal, '
Thatshall soothe this restless feeling
Aad banish the pain I feeU
NOT BY LONGFELLOW. Selected Stories.
THE OCEAN DEPTHS.
A DIVER'S TALE.
The life of one who exploits the myste
ries of the sea, is not more perilous than fas
cinating. The charm of terroi hangs around
it, and the interminable succession of exci
ting events renders it dear to its professor.
Not to the common diver of the East, who
can remain but for a fraction of time be
neath the wave, and grope fearfully among
rugged ocean-mounds.but to the adept in the
civilized mode of diving, who, in his pro
tective armor, may remain submerged for
hours, and wander, with impunity, for miles
along those unknown regions far below the
sea. To him are laid open the horrors of the
watery creation, and he may gaze upon
such scenes as Arabaian story tells us were
presented to the fearful eye of Abdallah.
To him the most thrilling occurrences of the
upper worm seem irivoious ; lor, in his mem
ory, he irtainB thoughts that may well chill
the soul with dread.
lama diver a diver from choice and 1
am proud of my profession. Where is such
a coum ge required as is needed here ? It is
nothing to be a soldier a diver, however
but I forbear. I will tell my story, and leave
others to judge concerning it.
An appalling shipwreck occured, not long
ago, upon the wildest part of the coast of
Newfoundland. The tidings of this calam
ity reached the ears of thousands; but, amid
the crowd of accidents which following in
quick succession, it was soon forgotten.
Not by us, however. We found that the
vessel had sunk upon a spot where the wa
ter's depth was by no means great; and that
a daring man might easily reach her.
She was a steamer called the Marmion,
and had been seen going suddenly down,
without an instant's warning, by some fish
erman near by. She had, undoubtedly,
struck t tiktdwi woo,, and had thus been, in
I spoke to my associates of the plan, and
they approved it. No time was lost in ma
king the necesary preparations, and a short
time beheld us embarked in our small
diooner for the sunken ship. There were
six of us, and we anticipated extraordinary
I wos the leader, and generally ventured
upon any exploit in which there was un
common danger. Not that the others were
cowards; on the contrary, they were all brave
men, but I was gifted with a coolness and
nd a presence ol mind of which the others
were destitute. As two persons were need
ed, in ouler to explore the Murminn.l had
selected as my conianion e yonng fellow,
whose stead nieES and dauntless courage had
several timej before been Jearfully rested.
It was a caiyrina pleasant uar. but the
southern and eVfoarfn norixon looked deceit
ful. Small, suspicious clouds were gather
ing there, ill of aspect, and "sneaking fel
lows, regular hang-doe fellows,1' as my com
rade, Rimmer, remarked o me; Neverthe
less, we were not to be put off by a little
cloudiness in the sky, but boldly prepared
So deep was the water, that no vestige of
ship's mbst remained above the surface,
point out the resting place or the Mormion.
We were compelled, therefore, to select the
scene of operations accord ire to the best
abilitrt JJown went the sails ot our scnoon
er, and Rimmer and I put on our diving ar
mor. We ltxed on our hemlets lightly, and
screwed on the hose. One bv oue each
clumsy article was adjusted. The weights
were hung, and we were ready.
"It looks terrible blackisn. 15c r ton, said
Oh " I replied, nailv, "it's only a little
mis all right I"
Ah! ' lie uttered a low exclamation,
which sounded hollow from his cavernous
All ready, I cried, in a loud voice, which
they, however, could not distinguish.
Then making a proper sign, I was swung
over the side.
Down we went, I first, and Rimmer
close behind me. It did not take a long
tune for us to reach the bottom. We found
ourselves upon what seemed a btoad plain,
sloping downward, toward the south, and
rising slightly, toward the north. Looking
forward then, a dim, black object afose,
which our experienced eyes knew to be
l mentioned to Kimmer tbatwe should
1 cannot tell the strangeness or the sensa
tion felt by one who first walks the bottom
of the sea.
There are thousands ofobjects.fitted to excite
astonishment, even in the mind of him who
has dared the deed a hundred times.
around us lay the plain, covered by water;
but here the eye could not pierce lar away,
as in the upper air, for water, in the dis
tance, grew opaque, and seemed to fade
away into misty darkness. There was
sound, except the incessant gurgle which
w as produced by the escape of air from
breast valve, and the plabh caused by
passage through the waters. We walked
at a good pare; for this armor, which seems
so clumsy up above, is excellent below,
offers little inconveuieuce to the practised
Fishes in crowds were around us. Fishes
of every shape and size met our eyes,
matter where they turned! They swam
swiftly by us, they sported in the water
above us: ther raced and chased one anoth
er, in every direction. Here a shoal
porpoises tumbled along in clumsey gam
bols, there a grampus might be seen rising
slowly to the surface; here an immense num
ber of smaller fish flashed past us,
some huge ones, with ponderous forms float
ed in the water lazily. Sometimes three
four placed themselves directly before
staring at us, and solcmuly working
cills. There they would remain, till
came .close up to to them, and then, with
start; they would dart away.
- All this time we were walking onward,
along the bottom of the sea, white above
like a black cloud in the sky, we could
our boat slowly moving onward upon
surface of the water. And now, not more
than hundred yards before us, we could
see the towering form of that ebony
which bad at first greeted our eyes from afar.
As yet, we could uot be certain that
was the place where the Marmion had
struck. But soon a round, black object be
came discernable, as we glanced at the rocky
Riramer struck my arm, and pointed. I
signed assent, and we moved onward more
A tew moments elapsed: we had come
nearer to the rock. The black object now
laoked like the stein of a vessel whose hull
suddenly, Kimmer struck me again, and
pointed upward. Following the direction
his hand, I looked up, and saw the upper
surface of the water ell foamy and in motion.
There was a momentary thrill through my
heart, but il passed over. We were in a
dangerous condition. A storm wts coming
on ! - v
But we should turn bsck now, .when we
were so near the object of oursearh ? Already
it lay befare us. We were close beside it
No, I would not. I signalized to Rimmer
to go forward, and we kept our course.
Now the rock rose before us, black .rugged,
dismal. Its rough sides were worn
the action of the ter, and, in some pla-.
ces, were coverci or marine j tans, ana name
less ocean vegetation. We passed onward,
we clambered over a spur, w hich jutted from
the cliff, and there lay the stemtr.
The Marmion there she layupright, with
everything standing. She bad gone right
down, and had settled in such a position
among the rockf , that she stood uprght here
just as though she lay at her wharf. We
rushed eagerly along and clambered up the
side Thera was a low moan in the water
which, souded warningly in out ears, and
told us ol swift approaching- danger. What
was to be done, must be done spedily. We
hurried forward. Rimmer rushed to the
cabin, I went forward, to descend into
tin hold. I descended the ladder. I walked
nto the engineer's room. All wasemotv
here, nil was water. The waves of the
ocean had entered, and were sporting with
the works of man. 1 went into the freight
room. Suddenly, I was startled by an ap
pelliug noise upon deck. The heavy foot-
stci mam one, running, as though in
niunui iear,ur niuai ui imiiui .to. mionaed
iu my ears. Then my heart throbbed wild
er; tor it was a fearlul thing to hear, lar
down in the silent depths ot the ocean.
Pshaw! it s only Kimmer.
I hurriedly ascended the deck by the out
let that appeared. When I speak of hurry ,1
speakofthe quickest movement possible.when
cumbered with so much armor, But this
movement of mine was Quick; I rushed up
wards; I sprng out on deck.
It was Kimmer.
He stepped forward and duelled my arm.
He pressed it with a convulsive grasp, and
pointed ta the cabin.
I attempted to go there.
He stamped his foot, and tried to hold me
back. He pointed to the boat, and implor
ed me wi& larnlic gestures, to go up.
It is appalling lo wituess the horror st.nck
soul trying to express itself by signs. It is
awful to see these signs when no face is
plainly visible, and no voice is heard, I
cnuldnotsee his face plainly, but his eves.
through bis heavy mask, glowed like coals of
"I will co1." I exclaimed. I sprang from
him. He elapsed his eands together, but
dared not follow.
Good heavens! I thbught. what fearful
thing is here? What scene can be so dread
ful as to paralyze the soul of a paacliced di
ver, i wilt see lor mvseu.
I walked forward. I came to the cabin
door, I entered the forward saloon, but
saw nothing. A feeling of contempt came
to me Rimmer shall not come with me
again, I thought . Yet I was awe-struck.
Down in tbe debth of the sea there is only si
lence oh, how solemn! I paced the Ion?
saloon, which echoed with the shrieks of
the drowning passengers. Ah! there are
thoughts which sometimes fill the soul
which are only felt by those to whom scenes
of sublimity are laminar. Thus thinking, I
walked to the arter cabin and entered
Oh. God of heaven?
Had not my hand clenched the door with
a grasp which mortal terror had inane con
vulsive, 1 should have fallen to tbe floor.
I stood nailed to the spot. For ther before
me stood a crowd of people men a Ad wo
mencaught in the last death struggle by
the overwhelming waters, and fastened to
the spot,. each in the position in which
death had found him. Each one had
sprung from his chair at the shock of the
sinking ship, and; with one common emo
tion, ail slatted for the door. But the wa
ters of the sea had been too swift for them.
Lo! then some wildly grasping the table,
others the s'.des of tne cabin there they all
stood. Near the door was a crowd of peo
ple, heaped upon one another all seeking,
madly, to gam tne autiee. mere was one
who sought to clamber ovet the table, and
still was there holidng on to an iron post
So strong was eacn convulsive grasp,
fierce the struggle ot eacn wun oeatn.tuai
their hold had not yet Deen relaxed; out eacn
one stood and looked fiahticly to the
To the door good God! To me, to me
they were looking 1 They were glancing
at me, all those dreadlul. those terrible
eves! Eves in which the fire of life had
been displaced bv the chilling gleam
death. Eeyes which still glared, like the
eyes of the maniac, with no expression.
They iroze me wiw ineir coia ana icy stare.
Thev had no meanine.lor the soul had gone.
And this made it still more horrible than
could have been in life; for the appalling
contortion of their faces, expressing tear,
horror, despair, and whatever else the human
may feel, contrasting with the cold and
glassy eyes, made their vacancy yet more
fearful. He upon the table seemed more
fiendish than the others; lor ins long, Diacx
hair was dishevelled, and floated horribly
down and his beard and mustache, el
lnnunpd hv thA water, save him the grim
a)WV7vvw " J --- -v u Y
nM nf a demon. . Oh. what woe and tor
turel what unutterable agonies appeared
in the despairing glance of those faces fa
ros twist'd into SDasmodic contortions, while
the souls that lighted them were writhing and
EtriKfolinn for life. .'
1 heeded not tbe dangerous sea which,
even when we touched tha steamer, had
slightly rolled. Down in these awful depths
the swell would not be very strong, uulesa
should increase whitb ten-fold furr above.-
But it had been increasing, though l naa .not
tintirI it. and the motion of the water
bymer; had returned. I looked up; there lay the
began to be felt in these absyses. Suddenly
the steamer was shaken and rocked by the
At this the hideous forms were shaken
and fell. The heart of neonle rolled asun
der. That demon on the table seem'd to make
a spring directly towards me. I fled, shriek-
ing alt were after me. I thoueht. 1 rushed
out, with no purpose but lo escape. 1 sought
iv .niutT uii my weiguis ana use.
My weights could not be loueened-I pulled
at them with frantic exertions, but could not
ioosnthem. The iron fastenings bad grown
suu. une ol them 1 wrested ott tn mi con-
valsive efforts, but the other still kept me
down. The tube, also, was lying down in
my passage-way through the machine rooms.
I did not. know this until 1 had exhausted
my sreiigtn ana almost my hope in .vain tt
forts to .oosen the weight.and still the horror
ol that scene in the cabin rested upon me,
Where was RimmerT The thought flashed
across me. lie was not here. He bad re
turned. Two weights lay near, which seem
ed thrown off in terrible haste. Yes, Rim
boat, tossing and rolling among the waves
1 rushed down into the machine-room, to
go bsck, so as to loosen my tube. I had
gone through passages carelessly, and this
lay there, lor it was unrolled from above as
r went on. I went back in haste to extri
cate myself; I could stay here no longer;
if all the gold in Golconda was in the vessel.
I would not, could not stay in company with
me dreadlul dead!
Back fear lent wings to my feet. I hur
ried down stairs, into the lower hold once
more, and retraced my steps through the
passages below. I walked back into the
place where 1 had tirst descended, it was
dark; a new feeling of horror came over
me; I looked up. Tht aperture was closed1.
Heavens! was it closed by mortal hands?
Had Rimmer, in bis panic flight, blindly
thrown down the trap-door, which I now
remembered to have seen open when I de
scended? or had some fearful being from
'.he cabin that demon who sprung towards
I started back in terror.
But could not wait here; I must go; I
must escape mm ikUAan of horror. 1 sprang
up the ladder, and tried to raise the door.
It resisted my efforts; I put my helmeted
head against it, and tried to raise it; the
round of the ladder broke beneath me, but
the door was not raised; my tube came
down through it and kept it partly open, for
it v as a strong tube, and kept strongly expan
ed by close-wound wire.
1 seized a bar of iron and tried to pry it
up; l raised it slightly, but there was no
tv at tr t neat Vt fnviViot 1 a miin
'i t,u U' iutuit.li a ivvn va uivMi.a
and found some blocks; with these I raised
the heavy door, little by little, placing a
block in, to keep what 1 had gained. But
the work was slow, and laborious, and I had
worked a long time before I had it raised
fvnr inches, . -
Hie sea rolled more and more. The sua-
merged vessel felt its power, and rocked.
Suddenly it wheeled over, and lay upon its
I ran around to get on the deck above.to try
and lift up the door. But when 1 came to
the outer outlet, 1 knew it wai lmposioie;
for the tube would not permit me to go so
far, and then I would rather have died
thousand deaths than have ventured again to
approach so near the cabin.
... .. .... .
1 returned to the laiien door; l sat down
in despair and waited for death. I saw no
hope of escaping. This, then, was to be
my sad end.
But the steamer gave a sudden lurch,
again acted upon by the power of the waves.
She had been balanced upon a rock, in such
a way that a slight action of the water was
sufficient to tip her over .
She creaked, end groaned, and labored,
and then turned upon her side.
I rose; 1 clung to the ladder; I pressed
trap-door open, while the steamer lay with
her deck perpendicular to the ground.
sprang out, and touched the bottom of the
sea. It was in good time; for a moment
after, the mass went over back again.
Then, with a last erlojt, l twisted the
iron fasteninir of the weight which kept me
down; I jerked it. It was loosened,
broke it fell. In a moment I began to as
cend, and in a few minutes I was floating on
the water for the air which pressed down
for the diver's consumption constitutes
buoyant mass, which raises him Up from the
Thanks to heaven! There was the strong
boat, wilh my bold, brave men! They felt
me rising: they Baw ino, ana came ana
Rimmer had fled from the horrid scene
when I entered the cabin, but remained
tbe boat to lend his aid. He never went
down again; but became a eea-captain.
for me, I still go down, but only to vessels
whose crews have been saved .
It it needless to say that tire Marmion
never again visited. Pufnawa Alugatint
Advice to Yooho Ladies. "Never
afraid of blushing. Accept no present
value from men. Avoid ugntness oi
Be modest and moderate in dress.
Be not often seen in public. Affect
languishing. Don't talk loud. Never
in scandal. Receive a salute modestly.
Be affable with men, but not familiar. (Sym
pathise with tbe unfortunate; Be not
laughing and talking. Be discreet.
Suppose not all men to be in love with
that show you civilities. Let no love begin
on your part. Speak out your mind on
occasions. Seem uot to hear improper conversation.
There is ah end. To everything beneath
the sutt there comes a last day and of
futurity this is the tnly portion of time
can in all cases be infallibly predicted.
the sanguine then take waruingnd the dis
heartened take courage; for to every hope
every fear, then will come a last day;
themanoughlsotolive by foresight,
while he learns in every state to be content,
he shall in each be prepared for another,
whatever the other may be.
.The first cat for the Hempsfield R. R.
at Wheeling on the 7tb, and a train
will run this week between that city
The circulation of Harper's Ma'gazine
stated by tbe publishers to be 160,000.
From the Democratic Union.
HARRISON tp., P. C., May, 7, A. D. 1856
United States, 80.
Messbs. Editors: In my little experience
as a public man for as a writer,, speaker
and a candidate I have occasionally been be-
lore the public 1 nave learned that candid
expression of opinion and devoted adhesion
to convictions of right, regardless of consid
erations of policy or selfish interests, are not
surest means of winning the favor of party
organization or applause of the multitude.
But on the couUaiy, when a ma a eisunius a
new political position, the revilings of the
one party and the suspicions attention of the
.other are has farewell and his greetings.
Having observed this in tbe case of others
and experienced it myself I might, if in
fluenced by the policy of the poJitican, be de
terred by any public expression of antagon
ism to a party with which I was once identi
fied, and for which I did labor, and not im
potently. But having never been a political)
nor sought to be, 1 nave neither place or
leadership, actual or prospective, to gain or
lose, and therefore need not fear or hesitate
to announce, as 1 now do, that my connec
tion with the party which still misnames
use u 'American is at an end; and that hen
fowtceforTard my action shall be with and for
the Democratic party, so long as it shall re
main, as it now is, the only conservative
and truly American party in the country.
To this resolution I have been brought by the
nrm ana nxea conviction mat the Know
Nothing party is the enemy of American in
stitutions, the active and willful champion
.r at . . 1 1 . r n ; . . T....A. r -; .. : i wr - ,
vi fciuillMlRlluu, aicuouii vivtl .for HI1U
Disunion. 1 am not; and therefore can
not have political fellowship with those who
1 know to what I expose myself. Noth
ing is easier than to impugn a roan's motives
nothing is so efficient in disarming hiin.and
angry partisans have yet to exhibit a mag
nanimity that is proof against the tempta
tion to do it. But for that I carre flothinz.-
Only one year ago some Democrats charged
mat i nau Deen Dougnt Dy the inow Noth
ings; 1 know 1 was misrepresented and was
juit resting upon the conviction that
'Time alone can set all things even,'
and that I should be vindicated. And now
it will doubtless go forth that I have been
bought by the Democracy. Let it be so.
The K. N.'s knew the charge to be false
a year ago; the Democrats will know it so
if it comes again, and thus by the testimony
of both parlies shall 1 be absolved. But
whether my renunciation of Know Nothing
ism be treated generously or savaeelv. I
neither know nor care; I ask no favors and
fear no denunciation. I arn actuated onlv
by a sense of (duty I know that and care
little whether others believe it or not.
If I hadiacted less conspicuously with the
Know Nothing movement in this country, 1
would content myself in this instance with
simply setting forth the facts of mydisapprov-
ai oi tne organaaiiuu, turn my withdrawal
from itjbut having been one of the most active
and public propagators ol principles, I
aeem lioniy jusuco iu uiyseii as well a
courtesy to the public to present iii details
the reason of my recantation. And I freely
admit that a hope of inducing manv whn.
like myself, cannot consistently with their
impression of duty aa American citizen.
support the policy of Black Republicanism.
' to abandon a party that is wedded to that
vile policy; is not toe Dest of motives.
Hundreds there are now in the Know Noth
ing ranks who went in abhorring Black Re
publicanism, and who feel no eenerouq tn.
leration for the shameful imposition where-
by they have been committed to its support
uui wuo jei ucsiuiio iu uccmro against tne
cheat only because the charge of inconsisten
cy is not the most agreeable to a man's feel
ings. . Let it come. There is no inconsis
tency in repudiating the wrong, and if we
have gone astray in support of a mischievous
policy, duty, justice, consistency alike re
quire that we take a step back. It is no
hardship for an honorable, sincere man.to
acknowledge an eiror and light a wrong.
For myself I have no fear of mconsistencv.-
I never shrink from the candid expression
an d fearless defense for any opinion or
folicy that I conceive to be right, nor have
ever maintained one that I thought was
wrong. And so now. I always abhorred
mack wpumicanism, ana now that ffiy par
ty has embraced it 1 repudiate the party.
And if there be others whose feelings are the
same toward the party, let thera do as I do
curse it and quit it. There is no middle
course. But I digress; 1 promised my rea
sons in detail for quilting the Know Noth
Primarily: The organization ia an im'.
posture, and Is fully proved such bv its to.
void. False to its pretensions; false to
public pledges; false to its avowed nolh-v
and false to its solemn oaths; it stands before
the people a stupendous cheat a vile mon
ster ol political vuiainiy and a perjured
Impostor, But to specity :
Rising from the ruins of tbe defunct
Whig party at a time when the democratic
party was presumed to be dissolved when
our country was shaken from centre
circumference by sectional agitation and
warring of factions ; the K. N.'s attrac
ted thousands, whose greatest fear was
the stability of the Uuion, and whose high
est hope aud purpose was ita preservation.
But when the Nebraska Dill passed and the
issue was made tbe Democratic party rallied
and united. Tbe law involved the true
principles, of popular sovereignty and the
party sustained it. Then rose tbe hue and
cry, the curse and denunciation of Black Re
publicCitan against the.Union and the Con
stitution. And then came the K. N. party
with the olive branch of peaeej promised
restore tranquillity, disarm faction, silence
sectional agitation, and hunt disunion pro
pagandists off the face Of God's earth. And
how have those pledges been kept f
A Blaclr Republican majority, elected
the Know Nothing party, controls the Con
gress of the United States, and counsels, and
appologizea for treason and rebellion against
the govermnent,and a negro smalgamationist
presides over the deliberations of that body.
Treason arid armed rebellion against the laws
and Constitution exist in a' distant province
of the nation, and the Knovt Nothing party
aids and encourages it, and contributes men
Republican legislature makes laws for Ohio,
and our Black Republican governor asks for
fire regiments of arned mea to seqd to Kan
sas to. fight against the federal eovemmeat.
A Black Republican representative from this
county Introduced a bill to withhold from
white men the rights of citizenship for t weri
tr-one years; and supported a bill to nullify
the laws ahd Constitution of the United
States and elevate niggera to equality with
white Americans, while Know Nothing
editors In our rhklsthave nu word of con
demnation fcr these Shameful proceedings,
1 .1 V M-.l! . I !...!
auu uio U.UUW il inning pry no irsuiuiiuus
denouncing the treason against dCr country,
ana n-nc'.img tne insult to tfe .uiRmty vl
American ciiiaeiibhip. But further ' .
.ueprecaunij the evils ol demagogue! - id
this cpuntrythe Know Nothings called upon ,
the people to aid in crushing it out, and in -placing
the government in the guardianship '
of the honest, the true and the patriotic
hurled their thunders against caucuses, and
the bargain and sale proceedings o. convenv
tions pledged themselves by all the solgmrT
and terrible Bactiond of oaths before Heavii
and earth to perforin all they promised: and ,
uicu vi mi weir oatns vei warm upon met;
lips before the recording angel's ink was
dry, went deliberately into .caucus, with
the very faction they had avtsorn to oppose
and by bargain and sale consummated the
most Internal political fraud that ever, dis
honored a party. ; .
i need not say that I allude to the .nomi
nation of Chase and tbe pro-niggtry ticket
nominated with him. Delegates from Know
Nothings Councils went into that convention
instructed and pledged to control it, and
put in nomination a ticket whichthe Know
Nothing party, on their own issues, could
easily defeat: But once there, they ignored
instructons, pledges, arid oaths, and by tha
most infamous trafflck nominated a ticket
wholly Black Republican block in princi
ple and in practice, black in taste and iri
fanny, bla-jk all over political complexion as
an uns tarred midnight in Africa, or a ging
of outcasts from political hell. '
i -.1 4- . . i ' i; r -11 -1 -
Aiiu iu cap vu is cumax in viuaiuiy, um
Black-Repdblican-Know Nothing Legisla
ture, which owed its election to that dirty
transaction, returned tha traitor Wade to the
Senate of the United Stares Senate. If aught
naa oeen wanted to nil (he roeasuro or that
party's shame that was sufficient more
than sufficient, ' But that is not all. Be
fore the echoes of thoir thunders against
demagogues had died out, they had fill
ed our legislature with the vilest pan
dering demagogues in the State, crowded
Congress with apostate parsons, priests, but
not ootwtic priests and elected.or at lean
tried to elect niggtra to State offices in N.
Y. to the great delight of Horace Greeley ,the
champion of free-uiggery araalgamation.wo-
man s rignts spiritual rappings, Ireetninking
free soil, and all tana and humbugs of this
or any other age, excepting free-love isro
which he don'i approve", very probably for the
whole reason thai be Is a little too old to rto " "
justice to tlm subject. Even, in their
opposition to foreigners and Catholics they
were evidently insincere, for though they
have the power in Congrecs, the naturaliza
tion laws are yet unchanged, add their last
National convention admitted a Roman
Catholic delegation to seats. But that was
right. The present position ot the Catholics
is a triumphant vindication of patriotism.
At this time, wheit treason is arming for
paricidal and fraternal warfare, there are
neither Catholics or foreigners in the rebel
ranks. There are.no Catholic priests in Con
gress counseling civil war, and clamoring
for nigger equality or disunion: Catliolic
priests are not officers of 'Emigrant Aid Soci
eties,' noi have Catholics yet contributed
men.money powder, or Sharp's rifles to Kan
sas rebels. No, that was and is, the' work
of Americans, to their shame be it said, and
of Protestant priests. Political thunder
enough lo shake the continent has been ex
ploded over the head of Archbish Hughes for
alleged anti-republican sentiments, but the.
bold, undisguised and disgusting treason of
his sanctimonious neighbor Hecry Ward
Beecher, is endorsed by the Know Nothing
press at large, and by the ranks and file of
those same patriotic Black Republicans
Kuow Nothings. The Devil take such patriots
and patriotisin;the only kind that devils and
niggers can approve or Yankees invent.
xiut enougu. ( i nave now tuny set iorln
ihj reason's for renouncing my connexion
with theRnow Nothing party. And if in
doing it, I have expressed a sentiment hurt
ful to the teeiings ot any one, I have only to
say l had no such intention. 1 spoke of ths
party in its collective capacity. And that
1 have a good right to denounce. It has been
false to ttsclt aud the people in all that u
ever pretended to, and is now actively, en
gaged in the effort to establish in this county
a policy wc must pernicious mat scountieri-
isin ever devised, it was dilncull to believe
that a party so patriotic and immaculate iri
profession conld be so bold facedty villainous
in practice, and I waited long for the proof
before conceding it my resolution to leave
the 'order,' and unite efforts with those
whose exertions are to preserve American in
stitutions and the American Union. And
these are the men of the Democratic party
No amount of K. N. special pleading'
or snarling will affect that truth. Banks'
say's, 'let the Union slide'-Wade says, 'there
is no Uuion,' and these men are in Congress
by Know Nothing rotes aud backed by K.
N. approbation. Enough. I have one step
at least towards undoing the mischief which'
I unwittingly aided in producing; and if, iuf
doing this, 1 shall have succeeded in remov
ing any false impression from the minds of
any of the uninitiated, or in rousing any or
the apathetic lo a lively sense of the mis
chievous aud unpatriotic purposes ot the K
N. party I shall not have written' in rain. '
That has been my only purpose, and with
this assurance I return to my solitude from
which I have ventured with reluctance but
from which a sense of obligation im
peratively called nis.' y .
P. H. BINKLEY,
A soldier who was under Cassias It.'
Cley.in the Mexican war, and hag since earn-'
ed $5,000 in the California gold mines, hear1,
ing of his old commander's misfortunes
wrote to him that he was welcome to all' his
money, as long as he wanted it without lb
"William Herrick formerly 6T CleveWm
is" about lighting St. Joseph, MioK wi