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It will be the aim of the publishers to furnish, ill the most ole- j gant form, the largest possible amount of the! best readiug to be selected from the entire field j of American and Foreign Literature. The i content!* of the Magazine will be made up with j direct reference to the wants and tastes of the j great body of the American i>coplo, rather than j those of any particular class or profession.— J So effort will Ik? spared to combine entertain- j ment with instruction. The success which lias j heretofore attended the efforts made to carry out*this plan, is the bent Incentive to, uud guar antee of, its further continuant'?* At no mne since the commencement of the Magazine have ro ample means for rendering it attractive hermit the disposal of the pub lishers. Tliey hafe now, awaiting insertion, contributions from the beat writers and most eminent artists in the country. The editorial dcjiartfiirnt will continue to present Its accus tomed variety, embracing every topic, from I the gravest cttikraft discussion to the moi*l pl *nt details of gossip and anccjloSe. Tin publishers feel warranted in adoring their Irterub and sub-eri hers that tin* forthcoming \ nnmher* will exceed in beauty and interest any ‘X?vtofore iswucT. Address. x. BAKPKII * WIOTFIEK.* j iaakUn Sqn rr, X. V. | ,S. Poctrn. Fur the Montgomery County-Sentinel. FEARLESS ANI FREE. Unfurling our banner, we iling to the breeze An ensign’unshackled bv midnight decrees; We shun not the glare of the day’s hallowed light, Which is ever unveiled to those in the right. We call to'our standard the fearless and free, Who firm ill tin; right, can ne'er hend the knee At the shrine of the bigot, or treat with derision, iu v j- Or* Hit it.\ -ilik. oppression. • • \Yc “stool) not to conquer,’’ we scorn it with pride, That a son of Columbia should e’er he denied The right of a freeman, to honors of Stale, Bequeathed uiitg all —the gOvd .tuu the great, j We fight not for honors* or mystified creeds, But aim at the right, in words or in deeds, And battle for freedom, of action—of thought— Unfettered, unflinching, unviiuquished, un bought! Y ... ,„i —hmi_. .1. ißisfdlamous. TAKEN AT IIIS WORD. OR THE DOUBLE BRIDAL. A few years ago I made one of tlie I seventy-nine passengers on board the j j fast steamer, Emily Barton, bound up 1 ; the Tennessee. A pleasant, intelligent j j go ahead captain, a good steward, and a social, refined company made the trip j one of pleasure—indeed long shall I re member the saucy Emily Barton, and her superb living freight. < >no lovely summer evening it was '[ ! whispered that we were to have a wed ding before the boat reached her desti j nation—said whisper started first low j ; and near the,stern, somewhere in the vicinity of the ladies’ cabin, and speedi ly making its way to the ball, the boiler I deck, and then to the main; like the | snow-bail rolling down the mountain, gathering size, form and momentum, a.- j it rolled forward, until the principles in 1 ; the interesting scene wore not only pointed out, but the parson with some j 1 scraps of the history of each fiction, fact and surmise, all bushed up ingeniously, i leaving one in that half pleasant, half] i painfal state of suspense and doubt, thal opens the eyes so wide and strains the j ■ k-w *u> . piling ircocfy.iii. * * ; Well, we landed to wood at a niagut tioeiu* beech bottom, the tall, heavily i leaved trees with silver grey trunks making a deep shade, while they, with ; the grassy green bank that bore them, ; wore imaged in the glassy river, so clear, so true, that inversion only pointed the , false from the real; while cutting this charming spot in twain, came murmur-! ; lu g “ crystal spring brook, scarcely four ! ! spans wide, to lose itself in the mass of 'I ennessec waters, they in return to he J alike lost in the boundless sea. No sooner was the staging out than there emerged from the ladies’ cabin a fine, manly looking fellow, dressed in i faultless taste, intellect beaming in every j feature, while over his face perfect hap- ’ j piness shone like Phorus on the sea.— 1 Leaning on his arm, was the most love- j able woman it had ever been my. lot to I behold, her line hazel eyes—tell tales that they were—speaking deep emotion, | and her expressive lip (ptivering with suppressed excitement, while her dress, step and grace, was that of a queen. “There they are! That’s her!—OH how beautiful ! ’ hurst from many a lip, ‘ as we instinctively made way to let them pass to the altar, and where that was wo had about as clear an idea as a trans- j cendentalist generally has of what they ! are talking about. But one thing ' fun’ ahead, and to fellow in their wake was the way to see it. As the la4fcs pitssed a gallant arm was offered to each, and tiiu ( we inarched out of the cabin down the stairs, across the staging, and up! the sloping hank. Some fifty yards up the brook the pair stopped, and joining! hands they stood with the clear water j between them—bridged as it washy twin- j inp fingers of love as [Hire as itself, j All was silent, still, until broken by the] minister reading in an expressive man- i ncr: “ An'i of the rib the JUml took from i man, uuule he woman and brought her to mail. Adam said this is bone of my ’ j bone and flesh of my flesh, she shall be I called woman because she was taken out iof man. Therefore shall a man cleave unto his wife, mid tii :y shall bo one' j flash.” He then closed the good and holy book and offered a most touching I and beautiful prayer—not a heart hut seemed to feel the earnest appeal to the throne of (Trace. Then asking the usual <|iic.stions he pronounced them husband and wife. I The bride slowly sinking on her knees, raised her beautiful face all cov ered with tears, clasped her hands, and i in the most touching swoct voice, trem ulous with emotion, said: “And now, oh, merciful Father, grant that our lives thus united may; peacefully Sow in one, wen, as this riv ulet, until wc reach the river of death, i undivided in faith and conduct, and be permitted to enjoy thine eternal smiles in the laud of tiie pure and blessed.” Every pulse deemed stilled, hoping flu 'more of this beautiful drama. Not a word, not a movement from nil that 1 throng—rd), all was happiness. Oil, lovely panorama, how thorn art graven on this heart! The happy man was in the act of imprinting a kiss upon the smiling bf ot his ij; ignifkent bride. ROCKVILLE, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 11,1855. when tlie clear tones of a manly voice started all from their pleasing reveries, and the universal gaze rested on a tall, handsome Tennesseean, whose eagle eye spoke the man a fit representative of the State where sleeps a Jackson. “ I can’t stand this any longer. 1 ] can’t by—pardon ladies, hut 1 have a . proposition to nutko on the good faith of 1 a man who never lies or trifles. 1 must I make it or die; so here goes: Now l i will marry on this spot to any lady who , has the nerve to face such music. Look I ( at mo, and if you can love mo as she j lores (pointing to the lirWr) 111 p mini si H to lie a husband to you, such a husband i 1 as a true hearted man will make a wo- 1 1 man who comes trembling under his!, ; wing. I say further, that no spot of! i shame attaches to my name, or ever j i shall, and this nrn. shall support am! pro tect the one that will trust it. Who’ll take me? and his eyes ran slowly and steadily over the crowd of handsome women around him. His earnest man lier and novel speech had aroustkl an in tense excitement, all were surprised and ’ deep sympathy with the fearless excited orator, when, to the astonishment aud delight of every one, a fawn like, blue i j eyed girl from the flowery hanks of tic.: j Alabama, stepped to his side and looked 1 confidently up to his eyes with her hands ■ on his arm, and said— “ 1 am thine.” By this time his arm was around her j waist, aud parting her curls—black as the raven at midnight—looked stead fastly in Iter face for a moment and i “signed tlie contract” with a kiss that : all the married ladies afterwards pro ; nounced to he of the genuine sort, per : fectly satisfactory. liaising his flashing eyes with a triumphant expression from the pleasant job just mentioned, he said : | “ Where is the parson? Send him here—on tills spot we’ll bo made one. (■ I never lot such luck pass me by waiting ! a minute, so go ahefid,” and on that spot, j where first they met, were they solemn-! I ly united forever. When tho words, “what flod has I joined let no man put asunder,” died away, a shout went up, that awakened : the echoes for miles, every hand was ex tended to the happy, lucky, venturesome ! ! fellow, and every lady in that crowd 'j pressed the lips of his trusting wife. For ! a moment I wished I were her, hut I hi- 1 stuntly recovered my seif [secession. acd ' . er-in ijV .V ; ~ e —* . Kissing fucli other always seemed a : waste of sweetness, hut they know best, j i | and laughing, shouting and happy, we ! all returned on hoard. Our generous captain set a splendid : supper, tlie clerk made out two certifi cates ; they were signed by the parson and seventy-four witnessed—five more | made nine youknow, men and women ; all told—every body signed. Then we danced, we laughed, we j made children of ourselves, lie that as it may when the watch was changed at ; solemn noon of night, the bluffs cm the dark shores of the river returned only tho echo of the hoarse coughing of the engine of the Emily Barton, for we: slept, and our dreams vainly tried to vie with the lovely reality of the evening. BKACTirri. &K.NTI m ent. — The beauti ful extract below is from tho pen of lion. George 8. Hilliard : ’ ‘ 1 confess that increasing years bring with them an increasing respect for those who do not succeed in life, as those words are commonly used. Heaven is l ; said to he a place for those who have not succeeded upon earth ; and it is sure ly true that celestial graces do not best : thrive and bloom in the hot blaze of I worldly prosperity. 11l success some- i 1 times arises from a superabundance of ] qualities in themselves good—from a conscience too sensitive, a taste too fas tidious, a self-forgetful ness too romantic, a modesty too retiring. I w ill not go 1 jso far as to say, with a living poet, that 1 j the “world knows nothing of its greatest 1 men,” hut there are forms of greatness, 1 ior at least excellence, which “ die and J 1 | make no sign there are martyrs that 1 ! miss the palm, hut not the stake; there I ! are heroes without the laurel, und con- 1 1 querors without the tiiumiih.” 1 ... 1 Marriage. —The following are the i ■ opinion l of two prominent holies upon 1 • tlie subject of marriage: 1 “ Marriage is to a woman a state of l slavery. It takes from her the right of j Iter own property, and makes her sub- j missive in all things to her husband.” | Lur;/ S/on*. “ Marriage Is a state of slavery ! aye,! but the bonds are silken and easily worn. ; ! Marriage is the sanctifier of love—an in-1 stitution which acknowledges the right of woman to ho protected, and the duty; jof man to protect her. The offices of wife are not thoso of slaves. IVhat high er destiny hcneatli the sky than to in- 1 struct the infant mind in thoughts of i purity!—What holier mission than to soothe the turbid torrents of man’s pa*. 1 siou by a word— a look—n smile ! It is ,to woman that this work is given, j Woman, in her vocation, may cheer the . tired spirit, may lend hope to the dc- ! ' spending, iijm v whisper love to the lone ly—while tium may toil, and traffic, and fuss, and fret, and grow savage. Who would exchange places with him !”—El la Wentworth* t Journal. A child is born. Now bike the germ and make a bud of inoral beauty, fait! tiie dews of knowledge and the light of virtue Wake in it the richest fragrance and the.purest hues, and above all. api Out yen keep its fact clean. Polilid. James B. Clay on the Stump. This gentleman, tju surviving son of Henry Clay, and tlujowner of Ashland, lias, it seems, taken the stump against Know-Nothingism, igidhids fair to prove ! himself worthy of the blood that courses in his veins. As tkero is, doubtless, great curiosity to . ,t. tho \ ws, off tho all-absorbing i’-j' *cf bin whose •principles am'. -i ■■ *. ,u-o move nearly than those a( iy one ch;o, he modeled after those of this gentleman's revered father, wo copy from a Krruk fort (Ky.) paper the following report id his remarks, and B of another g< tlcman, who, for n ary years past, hat been at tho head of tlie Whig party in Kentucky: with whom his influence, re sulting from his high character, enlight enment, nerve, and attainments, has been unbounded. We may add that lie (Mr. Beck) is now being enthusiastically sus tained for Congress by the Democratic party of liis district, who nobly waive all minor consldeiatinn# to aid in the election of a patriotic gentleman oppos ed to the most dangerous cabal that ever essayed to undermine free institutions. [From the Kentucky Statosimu, July in.] Yesterday was a grcitdiy in this city. It being court day, a great many people j from the country were inlthe city. It; had previously been aitntnucod that. Mr. Janies B. Beck, one of thej most distin guished and able lawyers in our city, and .Mr. James B. (.'lay, sin of the sage of Ashland, and owner ot*the old fami-! j ly scat, would address the people on the j political topics of the day. There was ! great anxiety to hear both gentlemen, j and at the appointed hour the court j house was filled to overflowing. Mr. Beck spoke first. Ildlmsalways ' i been a Whig, though of irUependent j thought und action. He spokV for two. hours, and made one of the Lost able and efficient arguments against Know- Nothingism that we have listened to du , ring the present contest. His speech tin .< igho'it, was powerful. argumentative, w<viiiLng, rmiiJhsloe; 1 • ■■t- tot ky. ctgv> ,■ *-iect upon U. : audience. T1 ie next gentleman who took the stand i was Mr. James Jt. Clay, who, as we 1 J have already remarked, is the son of the great Statesman, and has succeeded U tlie paternal estate of Ashland. * Mr, Olay said that this was his fir,.l effort at a public speech, and nothing less than the profound interest which he felt in the grunt questions at issue, could induce him to appear on this occasion. Never before had such extraordinary, such alarming, such novel questions been I presented for the political consideration .of the American people, Histipprehen sions were aroused in view of them, and ho sometimes trembled for the fate of his country. The idea that this govern ment was to be taken into the keep ing of a secret, political, oath-humid or ganization, which set up unconstitutional test oaths, ami the members of which were hound to each other by the most terrible obligations, which was to him most ahinotgg, and snouhl in his judg ment, urotflfc the appro!)ansious of every patriotic man in the whole country. Mr. Clay denied thatstlie platform put forth by the late K ikov jtfotliing coliveii vention at Philadelphia, was the real platform of the party-^fcrty’did ho call them, said lie; no, thcyJure not a pirty in any proper acceptation of tlie term. I’urtiee have heretofore been open, pub lic and above hoard ; hut this is a secret, oath-hound, political organization, which is seeking after tho political power of the country, by ways and means un known to the law, and iu palpable disregard of the long-established usages of tho poople and the history of the government. Tt sought political power, not by open and fair means, but by se cret plottings, by cuhallstic [Hiss-words, by signs and grips, upkuown to the peo ple at largo, and iu palpable violation 0 f the whole spirit and genius of the gov ernment. No, lie said, the true platform of this extraordinary organization is to ho found in their oaths and ritual. There were I to be found the things which they were' | sworn to do and to carry out; and look-] : ing into these oaths and ritual, lie found ' that their objects Were to strike at the ] immigrants from other countries, to fll*-! franchise, to degrade and disgrace them, by depriving them not only of the right 1 1 Americanize themselves, but by cut ting them off from the rights of hospi- j ' tality and humanity. They also sought' to disfranchise and degrade another class! of our citizens, whether native or foreign, on account of their religious opinions, in plain violation of the constitution of the country, and regardless of the plain est dictates of justice slid humanity. Mr. Clay said that rather than submit any extended remark* of his own on these subjects, ho had chosen to collate' the expressed and authentic opinions of 1 the obi fathers of the republic; and lm] 'rend extensively from the writings of Washington, of Jefferson, of Madison, I j of Jackson, of ..Quincy and others. fie eon cl timid his happy efiort by say irig,that though the old whig party, with ; which he had always acted, was broken' ami dispersed, yet iic there as ‘Die of the oil rear i dot that onei % powerful and great party; and iu that capacity he protested against this new secret organization, as fraught with dan ger to his country and its liberties; and he called upon all tho old liners of the whig party to join him in the protest. i T. L. Cliitgman on Know Notliiiiglsm. Hon. V L. Clitigman has just issued 1 an address to his fellow-citizens of the eighth congressional district of North Carolina, which is full of sound truths, timely warnings, and tolling periods.— He believes, in Mho present, o rials, that the pulitkvl .list.i ter ( art only, bu j’u.'uiiioJ with the knife, and accordingly the knife is used, and even his opponents must concede, with skill, daring, and advun , tage, In the course of this address Mr. Clingmnn says: “Be this as it may-j fellow-citizens, you must hoar in mind, as I have con stantly maintained in my speeches, that the great morel principle of tho Order is faU’ leunl , as "its great political principle ■ 's hostility to the right of self govern ment now enjoyed by the American peo pV. They arc striving to carry out this ! latter principle by depriving the citizen ' of tho right to vote, nt all elections, ne- I cording to liis own judgement, and sub jecting him to the control of a set of se cre political managers. “ This is the direct object of (lie move ment, and it indicates its /loliticalprinci ple. But the mruiie by which they seek to carry out this purpose are those of deception, fraud, and hypocrisy, in all j their phases. They are attempting to dethrone truth from her sent aud elevate I feht hood in her stead. They are stri ving to overthrow the moral system of the Creator of tho Enivorso, and substi -1 Into in its place tlie policy and practice of Satan tho ‘J'rin cof Dttrleiust owl Felle r of Lien.' “Tlieso, therefore, the two cardinal maxims of the new party, constitute an ; insuperable objection to it. Even if the measures of govi rmontal policy they profess to have in view were ever so de niable, their adoption in practieo could jot atone for tlie destruction of our pre sent political system and the general cor ruption of public and private morals.— lint in fnft their programme of measures, ; ns proclaimed by themselves, has noth- I ing to commend it. Whatever it asserts of truth consists of propositions that no ; rusty tn itrts eotmtiy tteutrs, wfitte tnos* of its doctrines which are pet uliar to it party are falso ami misclih >Tius tii tn¥* j extreme. •The main object of their association is to secure for themselves tlie public offices of tlie country, and they expo. 1 ; to accomplish this by a mean, cowardly, and malignant persecution of classes whom they consider too feeble to defend ;! tin ■niselves, and whom they are striving j io render odious by appeals to the st ilish, bigoted, envious, and malicious feelings I of our race, “While other political parties have 1 sometimes been accused of aiming at the ' spoils of office, these people avow it to ' he their main purpose—may it not be I their solo purpose?—to secure the public plunder. 'They do not, however, adopt the open, courageous plan of the highway robber, who faces you in tlie sunshine, hut they practieo the covert, secret, and 1 cowardiv mode of the midnight thief. 1 “Their sole chance of success is in 1 getting men outside of their order to vote 1 for their candidate. Have they any grounds to hope for this? Kcmcmbcr, fellow-citizens, that every member of this I order of know-nothings, ns well ns their tl candidate, has taken a solemn oath that - lie will (ill all offices of the government I with none hut members of the order; in I other words, they have all sworn that they will keep out of office every man who is not one of their order! They - not only intend to exclude foreigners and , Homan Catholics, hut they have hound i themselves by the strongest oaths nit to f let any man— notire though he he—yes, • revolutionary soldier though tie also he— • hold any office, from that of President ■ down I.> the lowest station, nukte hr ■ hlow/iI hrhnoj ttt their fuller A veteran , hearing on his person the sears of Bun ■: ker Hill or King’s Mountain must Ist ex , I eluded from all official station, because ■ he refuses to surrender that liberty for M which he fought, and join a petty, secret, ■! oath-hound sooioty, never dreamed of in I the earlier and better days of tho repub tj lie.” ij Mr. Cllngman concludes: :| “The practical working of the system ; alone should have thrown the entire routh ; against it. it. has constituted a mask for ! the great abolition erusadeof the North. , Under Its cover and by felon strokes front ; its ambuscades there was cut down many i a goiid und true man, who fearlessly stood in the deadly breach defend the cou j stitution, and with It to protect tho rights of our section. Fidelity to our generous allies—honor itself, the moving spirit of i bravo men—demand atonement. At any I rate, shall we leave our friends—our de fenders -unavenged, und unite with their slayers ? _ ‘ ‘ Duty to ourselves, loyalty to the con stitution and its cardinal maxims of civil and religious liberty, devotion tv n prin ciple higher than all earthly things, alike , demand that wo shall stand in opposition Pi this new order. | “By repelling and trampling it under j foot, fellow-citizens, you will viodicaft the ejrnat fee hue of our republican sys-! ; tern; you will proclaim your regard for 1 j integrity and truth, alsivo all else; you j will protect religiontitsclf from tho eor-j | ruptiug embrace of political hypocrisy, ; and you will place public and private: ; morale on s still firmer basis,” ANOTHER WHIG TRIBUTE. At a meeting of the Democrats of Be '; xnr, Texas, on the i>sd of June, Judge Bcckskh, a landing Whig, addressed the mooting, from which w*e take the following stirring passage: JenoK Bucknku was then called upon, i Hu said the position iu .which he found , himself placed was tho-most novel one , ho had ever occupied on any publie oc casion in his life. And let liio give, said lie, to each gentleman present, whig , j or democrat, the assVtr.ince that I go in : for the resolutions the.’ ..[ainst, kuow ."| notliingixm, and Cturihn? njmtf tnmhr l sively to them, and that I desert no prin eiple; for I may announce, on this occa sion, that from my earliest youth to this time I have ever been united with tlie whig party. I hold that those resolu . tions in regard to know-nothingism in volve principles of more importance than , ever divided the whig and democratic , parties in all tho time during which I have rend newspapers, or listened to the discussion of political principles 'in our . country. And I hold that those gentle men who have been associated in tlio whig party—l care not if they have joined the know-nothing ranks—should now Htop, after the duvelonements which have been made through nil the portions of the coun try -that they should now stop, and, il their tocrct sworn organization will per mit them, withdraw at once, and stand • once more upon the ground of the noble leader of tho party, ever tho boast of the American people, and applauded by the democratic party, for the open, frank, and manly course lie pursued upon every ■ political question which was ever agita ted in the country whilst he trod tlie stage. Let mo ask those gentlemen—if : therwbo any of them who belong to this know- nothing party—do you believe that at this day, if the great Henry Clay were living now, ho would he found , creeping into .cellars and swearing fidel ity to political midnight associations— Henry Clay, whodeclared that ho would rather be right than he President. “Ho continued: Look tit tho princi ples announced and generally regarded as tho established principles of this know* nothing party: are they not at war in : their very nature, with American prin | ciples? Do these gentlemen who call j themselves the American party —do they >, Jnv-iiy principles? In tin' ■ late contest iu \ irginia. in, democratic S* T eojre Vzssrv .. J VjViti’--; Wl 1 >T" ! m Tennessee, whore thoiyimHss is warm j now between the democratic and know. , i nothing parties, tho democratic is ropre ! seating American principles. What, gentlemen, err American principles? Is . it not an American principle that no man shall he proscribed on account of his re . ligious belief, whether ho believe in a (toil or not—whether Atheist er Deist— whether a Catholic or Presbyterian, ora Methodist ora Baptist, or whatever creed he may profess ? Does not the Constitu , tution of your country tell you that none , are to he proscribed, none to he deprived , of the right to vote, to hold office, and . enjoy the privileges of un American citi zen, on account of their religion? Does , the know-nothing party advocate that principle? That is a principle embodied I in tlie immortal constitution of your coun try—in the constitution which has gui ded our country from the weakness of . infancy to tho vigor of manhood, and , spread its fume throughout the civilized world. That is an American principle, , and this know-nothing party is tho miti . American, and not the American party. And again"; Do the genius and spirit of our institutions require that we should throw open our doors and efl’er an asy lum in our country to the oppressed of t all hinds? Aml when we have invited them to our shores, docs it accord with the genius and spirit of American insti tutions to hold them aso/e es/ or do they , require us to maintain and to sustain them here until qualified, under tho constitu tion, and lien to admit them, as citizen* to equal rights with ourselves. “ As an instance of tho practical working of the know-nothing duetrino of proscription on account of origin, he'al iuded to the case of Mr. Riiselius, of Lou isiann—a man who stood high in tho cs , tiumtion of every intelligent gentleman j in the Hlmte, one of the ablest lawyers I in tlie South, standing at the very hend j of the bar in New Orleans, with a prac tice of £2,000 or SS,OOO a year, hut yet 1 I a man of whose services as chief justice the know-nothing lawyers had bound t themselves by an oatli to deprive the , State, on account of his foreign origin.” Secret Politic,*!. Societies.—They have been tho curse of every country in which they have existed. In Franco they , caused the streets to (low with the blood i , of its best citizens. In Venice they do , stroyed tlie liberties of tlie people and ; ■ struck terror into the hearts of the good i and virtuous. In America they have dis- j . graced the name of American citizen, 1 . prescribed good nu n on account of their religious creed, warred on women and . taken from them tile means of obtaining I the necessaries of life, attempted to de . stroy the freedom of speech, the right! , of suffrage, and violated the sacred privi- j , leges of tho ballot-box at thu capita) of ! the nation. All this it has done, and! more. If n secret society ever get# the j control of the affairs of this country, then good bye to all those privileges and bless-! ings which we as American republicans ! now hold dear.— lleh, Hepuh. Tho reason why some people nut. on : airs, is because they have nothing else 1 to put on. Volume 1.-YNlil. “The the title of a weekly in New Or : leans by a min inters of tho l Methodist Episcopal Church Hfctlls:— ■ Not withstanding the out by the national conven tion iu the I plank, the Advocate the pro . seriptive spirit of the secret order in thu , tine, tolerant spirit ot Christianity.— I That paper says: “The proceedings- of thti convention i lately assembled in Philadelphia were . watched by us with interest. Keclesics ■ thnffi auiiMtus wocttitp.rly An . attempt, was made, principally by south . ern men, to throw them out. But Utc . testwas affirmed, and liiijMv “ joatfirmeft.. ‘Theßoman Oatholio Church’’ . is miimH, distinctly. ‘Kesktaneo’to it is . propounded among tiny, things ctndem* i 111,11 <ho things agenda. If wo read cor-’ ■ rectly, every is proscribed. Ho may ho an American—-native, gnod, and - patriotic; lie may sYtlyimd practically deny the power of tlioVopc in civil mat ters as an inference from the ooclesin str eak ’ Yet, for his religion's sake, lie is * barred * advancement to all political sta tions—executive, legislative, judicial, or. diplomatic.’ This is a test to which our religions principles and republican in stincts, tlie spirit of our institutions and liberty ot conscience, as interpreted by the ago, are all opposed. No party hold ing it, however excellent be other prin ciples held iu combination, may expect to pass before the conservative people of tho United States, especially of thu South. It cannot •budge a step—it cannot stand with this millstone about its neck.” A citizen of Morgan county, Inch, who had been so luced into a Know-Noth ing Council, gives the result of liis ex perience to the publie,'through the Mar tinsville Monitor, in the following preg nant paragraph: “Header, you may think you hate Know-Nothingism; hut until you are ini ated into its secrets, and witness some thing of the height and depth of its in iquity, (lie solemn mockery of its rituals, and the completeness of its tyranny-!—its fiend-like indifference, and its utter dis regard of moral honesty, you will not know whnt to detest. Then if you are true to yourst-lfe ynnv nunt/v, and your ' Hod, you will have so great a aelestfttlos, ■ for tho Order that you will avoid a bonn ! •jnmUtJtr.fltfcw.aa.a, Jcuhtgi.giie, - i and shun a lodge as a Upas tree.” ' Hun. Jackson's Anoernn Son.— Tho Nashville Union states that Mnj. A.mihev . Jackson, the tvlo/dnl mm end heir of Urn. Jackson, hi* prirete *rr refery dur ing e jMirtion of hi* tulininiolreliun, aud the present occupant of the Hermitage is a firm and consistent Democrat, ami utterly opposed to Know-Ncthingism in all its features. This is also the position of all jhe family connexions of Hen. Jack son, m Tennessee, who lmvcs ever been Democrats, with the exception of Maj. Donelson. The same pajq|#ftys of the gentleman: _ "Maj. Andrew J. BoneUon the few- Iher-in-teie of the Finer-Mothiny ceiuli dufe for Ontttnmr nf thin Stole, an j has not been successful in applications for otfiee to this administration. He hjff not a half a feather’s weight of intlmfice iu Tennessee, and it is understood that ho lias just been defeated for the Know-No thing nomination for tho legislature iu this county. This explanation may bo useful at a distance,” Kkuoioch Test in I’omtioh. —Tn a speech delivered at Frankfort, Kentucky, ’ on the 24th ultimo, before an assemblage of tho “ Finer JVething Order," the Hon, John J. Ciiittk-okn, while adverting to the general principles and objects of tile order, laid down some qualifications which uro in keeping with the liberality nu<! manliness of his character. In reference to the Catholics ho declared that "he was utterly hostile to imposing any pen alties, proscription, or disability upon ' any man on accotmt of liis religion. He knew native (,'atbmics. He knew native Catholics in Kentucky, in whom, as citi zens, or patriots, or soldiers, he had os ! full confidence ns in any other men of I any faith whatever, and for whom ho I would vote if they were before him us j candidates. Ho felt sure that they ; acknowledged no allegiance to the Popo i that was superior to their allegiance to their country, or equal to it. He would trust Kentucky blood and Kentucky principles against all the seductions of any foreign Power.” Know-NotßLnoishi. —When some fu ture American annalist, says the Vieka | burg Sentinel, comes to detail the rise, ! progress, and decay of tho factions which have coalesced under the name jof Know-Nothings, to overthrow tho ; Democracy, his work will he arranged ! and written somewhat in the following ; fashion: CHAP. r.—ltisK or the Okiieu: Jack and Jill went up thu Hill. CIIAP. IL- Oiuhct or the Coalition : To get a pcil of water. CHAP. 111. -What nsrrL on* wino or it: Jin k fell down and broke his crown. | CHAP. IV. W HAT tIEKEL THE OTIIEU :* I Aml gill uome tumbling after. There are about 5,000 negro voters in ; New York. They have reported that ] t licy eon concentrate tire entire vote nt tho next presidential election. They are or ganized under the order of Kuow No ‘ things.