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Democratic Mate TIciret.
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JAMES MYRES, or Li-cab.
m mrui itMn or Tu mn,
R. B. WARDEN, or Fkaaklik.
'.. rot tuni-rea or aran.
WM. D. IHOROiAN.or ColTarmsA. -tot
tatAstrana or tat,
JOHN G. BRESLIN, or Semca. '
rot IICUTIRT Of (T4T(.
; WILLIAM TREVITT, of Fbanelih.
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v; GEO. W. McCOOK, or Jefferso.
., " . ros OiiD or rtnuc works.
r . STEEDMAN, of Lucas.
Election In Virginia.' Dembcrat
, ic Victory. .
- The Election in Virginia too'li place last
, -Thursday, aad so far aa We can at present
learn, Wise the Democratic candidate for
Governor, ia chosen Over Flour set the K.
N. candidate, by about 6 ve thousand ma
jority. Bacoce, Millsos. Caskie, Good,
Powell, Smith, and Faclkner (Demo
crats) are elected to Congress. Still it is
Impossible to determined with any degree of
accuracy, the majorities for any of the can
didates at present. Virginia is a large State.
Many of the counties aro -separated from
-each other by mountainous Midges without I
any communication by raiiroaa or teiegrapn,
"and it will take several days to bring all
the returns together and foot up the actual
We confess that we are eomfiwhat sur
prised at the election ol Wise, to 'he Gov
ernorship' of the old commonwealth. We
had anticipated that Know Nothtiigism
would sweep every State in the Unitftl, at
the Jirst general election after its introduc
turn. We never dreamed that it could ex
ist in the country a great -while, but it is
dying out sooner even, than we expected.
According, to present prospects, it is des
tined in the course of a few months to be
numbered among the "things that were."
The election of Wise is a brilliant triumph
and will inspire new zeal and determina
tion ia the hearts of the Democracy all
over the Uuion.
XVe nave frequently' tlluS'ed to the des-
ft-tie character of the Know Nothing creed,
and called attention to the fact, that ia an,
the conventions held by that order both
Stats and natloaa), the subject of slavery ia
ithet-ortrf, or snti-alavery sentiments
condemned. At s convention held in Cali
fornia a short time aince, a part of the pro
ceeding! of which, we published is tbe Sen
tinel, strong ground was taEen'h favor of the
"peculiar institution." .So it is in all parts
of the South. Know Nothingism is but an
other-name 'far tyranny In its most revolting
atftl degrading form tyranny not only over
the body, but over the mind, the heart aad
the conscience. We wish to ca"W attention
to a few facts which show most clearly the
ground occupied by the Order on the ques
The Kaaw tVothine State council of
Georgia, haa promulgated the following ar
tide Of faith:
"Resolved, That slavery and alave'institu
tions are protected by the eonstilutionofthe
United States, and the obligation to main
tain them ia not sectidnel, but national; that
the right to establish them in the orgsniza
tion of State governments belongs to the
citizens; and that Congress has no constitu
tional power to intervene, by excluding a
new State applying for aiimissiun into the
Union, upon the ground that the constitution
of such State recognizes siuvery."
The "American Organ" ut Washington
which ia the leading and most influential
Know Nothing 'Journal in the union, and
is supposed 'to "speak by authority of these
secret councils, while commenting upon
theTecent Kansas fraud has the following,
which we commend to the careful perusal
of our reader:
"'Governor Reeder "is "to be sent back
anions the 'bdrder rumans' (as ttiey are
stvled by himself,) and told by the presi
dent that 'not for a single (noment has Gov
srnor Reeder been diverted fiom the straight
forward path of duty!' That the 'ruffians
(and not Gov. Reeder) are wrong that they
have been ruffianly enough to make a 'pre
text' of the conduct of. the Anti-Slavery
is regarded by socio as a State entitled to
unusual praise fer the soperlority ol her In
telligence, refinement and liberality. It haa
become a habit with a portion of the Amer
ican people to laud that venerable common
wealth, and to set forth her laws, institu
tions and usages as not merely the evidences
but the sctual results of progress. Recent
events, however, have awakened the public
mind in a degree to a sense of the absolute
ridiculousness of irraBy of her loftiest preten-
Too-following from theNew Yorl Herald
is a truthful statement of some of the facts
which stand on the record as evidences of
the folly and vanity of that state.'. Her con
duct will serve better aa a warning thai as
an example:
Massachusetts IIuMAHiTr Massachu
setts Morality A I'aIb or Blue Light
SrECTlCLEs. Under the oid blue laws of
Massachusetts it was a penal offense to give
shelter to a houseless Quaker, and witches
were devoutly executed as burnt offerings
to bieotry the most intense, and to supersti-
tion the most atrocious, in tnese lauer
days, however, after two hundred years ol
active purincutionamrrelorm,lLlassaciiu8eii8
claims to have risen to the rank of the most
enlightened, moral, religious, and liberty
loving State in the Union. Her capital is
the "Athens of America; she plumes her
self upon her colleges, her common schools,
her churches, tier liquor laws, ana ner oe
nevolent institutions. Now for the fruits of
this boasted enlightenment and civilization.
First we give a specimen ot Massachusetts
humanity. . We copy lront one oi our ex
changes: . '
"Mary Williams and her infant daughter,
the latter born iu Massachusetts, were sent
to 'EUrope on Monday, from the town of
Menson, Mass., for the crime of being too
poor to live in that commonwealth. 1 he
woman had come away from Ireland, be
cause she was too poor to live there. Ac
cording to these two facts, the poor creature
has no right to live at all. Massachusetts
about a year ago, was in a terrible feruieut
because the law sent Burns duck io Virgin
ia. The Boston Advertiser says
"The treasury of the United States bore
the expense ot the rendition ot Antuuny
men to do Wrong themselves that 'Gover-i Burns. The treasury of Massachusetts paid
Ucfortris iti England.
Among the bills now pending in the Brit
ish Parliament are the following:
'1. The National Education (England)
Three Bills one by Sir J. Packingtou,
another by Lord John Russell, a third by
Milner Gibson."
"2. Natisnal Education for Scotland, by
the Lord Advocate."
. "3. A bill for the repeal of the Newepa
. per Stamp Tax."
"4. A bill for the reform of Cambridge
University." , .
"5. A bill for the Abolition of Ecclesias
tical Courts, (England and Ireland.")
"6. A bill for the Abolition of Church
Rates, by Sir W. Clay."
"7. A bill to Legalize Marriage with a
deceased wife's sister or niece."
""8. A bill to increase the powers of Char
itable Trusts Commission. (A commission
estaolished to superintend the management
of public charities.")
The principle of all these bills, if carried
out, will have a tendency to liberalize the
character of the English government, and
abolish caste In English society. The peo-
hl of tlmt nntion are crowing more and
r w
more restless every day. The disasters at
tending the campaign in the Crimea, not
only the loss of life and property, but the
humiliating condition of the British forces,
has done much to impress on the minds of
that .people, the conviction that there is some
radical defect in the constitution of their
government and society. There are strong
men and brave hearts enough among the
yeomanry of England to defend her rights
and preserve her honor in a controversy with
any power of Europe. But these men must
have leaders. Their general? must be men
ef talent, energy and courage. Their title
to command must be founded upon worth,
made evident by years of meritorious toil
and patriotic service. Of all the despicable
doctrines that ever found a recognition
.among men or governments, none is more
, detestable than that which allows the mere
accident of birth to determine a man's right
to govern or command. It is not only
wrong in itself but leads to countless evils
wherever it exists. To this evil more than
any othflrj may be attributed the misfortunes
ol the English army. England Is to day,
without a general worthy of the name. She
never can achieve any honorable success
until these birth-titled dignitaries are brought
down, and men permitted to rise up from the
ranks of the people to take their places.
. Present indications go to show that this
state of affairs, will tit duo time, be brought
about. The British nation is learning the
fact, that
"Beggars may b fit for princes,
,.'.. . f duces fit for something less."
nor Keeder has maintained in a aiutuoe
which General Pierce 'expected' him 'to
maintain,' and that he goes back to discour
aee every movement that will disturb the
public mind!'
"Now, tbe president ana v;oi. rorney
both know full well, that Governor Reed
er a reappearance in Kansas will be the sig
nal for civil war. We do not believe that
there will be one moment's peace in Kan
sas if he returns. Right or wrong, (and we
say not which,) a provisional government
will spring up as suddenly into existence in
Kansas as it did in Paris; the people of Kan
sas will not allow General -Pierce to force
Anti-fjlaveryism, Or any Anti-Slavery Gov
ernor upon them, and he ought to know it,
atrd doubtless does know it. The
country will bear us witness that we have
over again made this declaration, that the
Forney and the Pierce men were not wor
thy of Southern confidence, but we did not
expect so soon a formal acknowledgement
of this truth. We supposed that it would
be postponed till after the Virginia elec
tion. The result in Virginia, however, is
now so Bure to be adverse to the views of the
Administration, and ' "so clearly see it,
that it ia not deemed important to pnt off
what they cannot evade; end they have now
thrown off the mask, and declared for Gov
ernor Reeder and against the South-"
The American Crusader published at
Boston, holds the same sentiments. This is
National Know Nothingism. It would not
only support slavery where it already ex
ists, but It would extend it over a still lar
ger area of territory. It would earry it in-
to Kansas: it would make the institution
national, in every form and feature
But it is claimed that several Know
Nothing councils of the North have
anti-slavery resolutions. This is true in
some instances; and when we fully under
stand their motives, for so doing their aa
tion is rendered more despicable still.
They are willing to act with the national
party on a pr-oslavery platform-; bnt for the
purpose of carrying local elections, they
are antr-slaVery in Bentiment. The organ
ization is controlled by corrupt, baa men
who are determined to acquire power at
whatever sacrifice of principle. They are
therefore "all thing to all men." Their
order accommodates itself to all circum
stances and all shades of sectional preju
dice and opinion. Its foundations are laid
in fraud and corruption, and the elements
of its power are the vilest passions and
prejudices of the people.
tWer fteinsv.
The way it Is Working-.
The Know Nothings carried the Town
shfp of Athens in Harrison county, last
' April, by 40 majority. ' At an election for
' Justice of the .Peace in the same Township
on the 15th inst., the Democrats elected
"their candidate George Cook, by 13 major
itr. So warm was the contest that there
. t wer only 6 votes less polled, says the
' Cadiz Sentind, than at theelection in April
VThis is another evidence pf the Democratic
. spirit arousing all over the Bute.-1 . " , , t
' HAwTOoRMTheNew Ywh ;wji'
Post is informed that Hawthorne haa signi-
fled bis intention - M resign the Jjiverpool
i .a a . ca J.. J -iL.t
Consulate, ne tees oemg m uwu
. be will spend the coming yeu: toweling in
, ' Europe; "i .a9i; nit & ;
Know Nothing Nomination.
The Columbus Columbian assumes that
the Know Nothings at Cincinnati nomina
ted a State Ticket, with Mr. Brineerkoff,
of Mansfield, at its head, for Governor.
This is a false assumption. Many individu
als have been named fur the several offices
to be filled. In some places, complete tick
ets have been made Out. But these are on
ly expressions of individual preferences.
Neither K. N.'b, nor any other class of men,
have made any nominations.i--Portae Dem-
Mr. Hall claims that he is hot a member
of a Know Nothing council, if this is so,
how does he know that the Know Nothings
have made no nominations! He should be
more careful how he talks in future, or he
will be convicted of falsehood by his own
wcrdSi There is at present a bitter warfare
going on between the free-soilers and Know
Nothings in Ohio. Each party is determin
ed to rule the July convention. Hall wish
es to keep on good terms with both parties
Won't somebody tell him which is likely to
be the most popular, that he may know
which way to jumpl .
00" Before the recent adjournment of the
Massachusetts legislature says the Pitta
burgh Pvtt, several amendments to her con
stitution were passed, which have just been
nbmitted to the people and adopted. -: The
amendments are first, a plurality system
second, a change in the day of the State
elections in Presidential years) third, elec
tion of Counselors in districts by the peo
ple: fourth, the election of Secretary of
State and other. Btate. officers by the peo.
plet fifth .Jigainst appropriating money to
sectarian- schools; sixth, election of Sher
iffs, Clerk of Courts, &c. by the people.
for the rendition of Mary Williams. But
then he was a negro "a man and a broth
er;' while she was only a white woman
"a woman and a mother."
Can anything be found more revolting to
every feeling of humanity in all the tiorrid
and disgusting Massachusetts Diue law leg
islation of two hundred years ago! If this
be Puritanism, what is Barbarism! if this
be Christianity, what is Paganism! if this
be Liberty, what is Despotism! If this is
the hospitality of a refined civilization, the
wild Apaches, who drink the blood of their
enemies, have been wofully libelled. They
6re accounted Uavages, yet fhey are at least
true to their own race. They have neither
churches, colleges, nor schools, yet they are
evidently competent to teach our excessive
ly Puritanicul brethren ot Massachusetts the
first principles of Christianity and civilized
The morality of the Old Bay -state nas
been pretty fairly exhibited in official legis
lative explorations ot Mr. Joseph hiss o&
Co., of the Nunnery Committee. Mr. Hiss
says that he has been made the scape-goat
of his equally guilty legislative colleagues
that at least one hundred and eighty mem
bers of a Legislature about one-filth clergy
men, have familiarized themselves with the
Boston houses of prostitution. And a New
Hampshire editor, who happened lately to
be on a Tailroad train, containing a select
committee of our Massachusetts law makers,
"The Committee behaved in the car a
great deal like men who had drank large
quantities of wine and brandy. They smok
ed, swore and hallooed freely, and fjr an
hour or so enjoyed themselves in attempts
to outdo each other in relating disgusting
anecdotes, worthy of a grog-shop or house
of ill-fame. The name of Mrs. .Patterson
was frequently invoked by the legislators,
and in terms so familiar os to leave little
doubt on the minds of the hearers that she
is quite a favorite with others than Joseph
Hiss, of the Nunnery Committee."
These two extracts make a pair of blue
light spectacles through which Massachu
setts humanity is discovered as a vile im
posture, and Massachusetts morality and re
ligion, churches, clergy, negro worship,
Maine Linuor law and all, appear a repul
sive humbug. But we cease to wonder that
her authorities should send a native Ameri
can infant across the seas for the crime ol
being the child of a poor Irishwoman; that
negro fugitives should he invested with the
right of suffrage, while foreign-born whites
are disfranchised; that negro children should
be placed upon a footing of equality in the
public schools with the whites we cease
to wonder at any of these atrocities, on find
ing that negro worship, bigotry, and hypoc
risy are the ruling elements of the Massa
chusetts Legislature.
There must be another revolution in Mas
sachusetts politics at the next popular
lection, or we may next expect some run
way negro to supercede the comparatively
true American Know Nothing, Governor
Gardner; Mrs. Patterson in the place of
Judge Loring; a premium for fugitive slaves,
nd a general interdict ot expulsion against
the poor Irish. The common schools of
Massachusetts! Fudge. Liberty loving
Massachusetts! Bah! '
fitr The Emperor of Frsntta was fifty-
one ysrs old oa tbs S 1st of April
(ET Charles W Stsck, who ft 'only
twenty-sevew years'bf sge, baa beeVelected
Speaker proUm. of the Massachusetts legis
ft7 Mr. Soule is counsel in a case at
New Orleans in which the Sum of 198,000
is involved.
dfr Four thousand "head of hogs were
slaughtered in Greencastle, Indiana, last
month, for the use of the ttngiisn army in
the Crimea.
CiT The expenditures of Rhode Island
laetj year were f 16,000 more than the re
ceipts. -. . i
ft2r The' citizen's of "Indianapolis (Irid.)
have raised one thousand dollars to erect
permanent structures in that city, for the ac
commodation of the State Agricultural
Fair, -
ftir We learn that six German families
disgusted with the misrule and outrage tol
erated in Louisville, having sold out their
effects, started for Canada on Monday.
ttr Teter Jennings and his two'daugh
ters, formerly of Pittsburg, died of cholera
at Dubuque, Iowa, a lew days ago.
fr"7 It is said that one hundred thousand
volumes of Barcroft's Jlutorv ot IM tnu
ed States have already been issued and
Oir The Stale of Alaine fs that orders
h'ttve.been issued in that city forbidding the
sale of bottled cider, under pain of convic
'tion under the new liquor law.
(ttr Mrs. Thompson went frdm Ohio in
to Georgia recently to lecture on the Mairfe
Law) and the Central Ueorgum ungallant
ly advises her to go borne and take care o
her family.
00" The'report thatEcrisabn, ofcaldric eel
ebriety, had become a total bankrupt, was
unfounded. He has wealthv friends in New
York, who have the same faith in his inven
tion as formerly, and who are willing to
advance 'it with material aid.
(T A little girl, ten years old, daughter
of Mr. Collins, a well-known citizen of
Washington City, was burned to death last
Friday, from her clothes taking fire from a
fj" Three young men, named Orris
Pratt, Joiih Miles and Libbey, were
drowned last week in Newport Pond, Maine,
while carrying provisions to some raftsmen.
07" A child four years old, belonging to
Mr. James Robberts, of Harrison county,
0.,was killed a few days since by the up
setting of an ox wagon.
fcr The Dervises of Turkey efre fduhd to
be a branch of the Freemasons, using 'the
same signs, words and grips. They have
nine lodges in Constantinople, and nlty
thousand 'members in Persia.
ftj- There are six vacancies in the Unit
ed States Senate one Whig and five Dem
ocratic. New Hampshire, Indiana, Alabu
ma, Missouri, California and Pennsylvania
have each to elect a Senator. . Mr. Gwinn,
of California, will claim a seat on the ground
that a plurality votes elects in California, and
he got that vote on the first ballot.
tty tfhev are eati'flg new potatoes in New
York from Bermuda, a( leyen dollara a bar
rel, and strawberries fretn1 Booth Carolina,
kinh rn two cants ana a nau npieoo.
Hard times there, every ; My "cramped for
morieyf ;
(tV The -Two buildings erected for the
World's Exhibition in Paris, cover a turface
of 962,000 feet, or more than twenty-two
acres. This is 32,900 square feet larger
than the Loudon Crystie Palace. The great
hall is three-quarters of a mile long (3,950
feet,), and is the longest in the world.
G2r In Chatham county, N.'C, Willis
Hester was executed a few days ngo for
stealing a slave.
07- A law has just been passed in Canada,
by which all newspapers published within
the Provinces are transmitted by mail free
of postage.
(tr The Board of Managers of the Na
tional Washington MonumenfSociety, have
made an appeal for tjfl,CC0,000, to complete
the work. Seven years, and $230,000, in
money have been expended so far.
(7-The correspondent of the Detroit Ad
vertiser thus poetically describes Louis
'This town (loos very curious aeem',
. V6t boyt run loo$ at random,
Anil when folks want a snlondid team.
They bitth two jackasses before a dray and
get a big nigger with a red shirt on up behind to drive
'em tnnueui."
(tr The Liquor war is raging fiercely in
Brooklyn. The mayor appears determined
to put the law in force, and the liquor uea
lers as determined to resist it. The latter
have raised a formidable fund for this pur
ftt" A fellow nampd Wm. Smith, who
has made a business of victimizing hotel-
keepers in Pittsburg out of board, and then
informing upon them for selling liquor on
Sundays, was rotten-egged on Thursday by
three landlords whom he had caused to be
fined. Gtfod.
ft"7- Of all the officers and privates who
serve'd during the Revolutionary war, only
abont one thousand now remain who
draw pensions from the Government. The
number of widows of Revolutionary officers
and soldiers who draw pensions is about six
thousand. .
fr".The Ogdensburi? Sentinel says the St.
Lawrence is twenty-two inches lower than
in the spring of 1854, and two feet lower
than in the spring of 1852. The greatest
variation in the surface of the St. Lawrence,
during four years past, has been five feet ten
inches; this, however, was caused by vio
lent winds.
ftr Michael L. Sullivant, an Illinois
farmer, it is suid is about to plant ten thous
and acres of land in corn. He Was former
ly one of the largest farmers in Ohio for
many years, and, according to a cotemporary ,
he could ride in a dirict course fifteen miles
through his Own corn-field.
(7- A woman in South Braintree, Mass.
having been robbed of a breast-pin, went on
Thursday to the house of the thief, armed
with a revolver, and compelled him, on pain
of instant extermination, to rise out of bed,
dress himself, find the breast-pm, accom
pany her home, and deposit it on her dress
Ing-table wnence ne had taken it. He Was
then suffered to depart.
fcr Cholera in Kentucky. The Hick
man Time of last Wednesday says: "We
Trouble A beast. 1- f ,
It ia evident that this country is not long
to enjoy tbe calm repose of peace, security
and harmony. The Indian tribes along our
whole western frontiers appear to be com
bining and arming for a general war; and
it is suspected, with some reason, that the
Mormons are Inciting them 10 nosiutues.
It has bnen s point of Mormon policy ever
since they settled in Utah to secure the
friendship of the Indian tribes slong the
routes of travel across the plaint, and in
the regions around the Mormon settlements.
Indian children are educated in their
schools. 'FodJ is freely famished to the
Indian tribes in times of scarcity; and eve-
rv means employed to sain their friend'
ship. This policy was right in itself; but
it has given tbe Mormons an influence
among the Indians thdt can be easily torn'
ed to evil purposes if the 'Mormon leaders
are so disposed; and Certain it is that the
whole Indian population is becoming unu
sually hostile; and 'there are appearances
of combination amongst them for a com
mon and hostile purpose. ' They appear,
too, pretty well supplied with arms and am
munition, t he murderers of uunnison and
his party were helped by the Mormons to
escape from punishment; add Brigham
Young Is beeoming more bold arm insolent
towards our government than ever. Col
Steptoe has declined the governorship of
Utah territory, and'Brigham rules without a
rival. Should it be ascertained ubon inves
ligation that the Mormon's are inciting the
Indians to hostilities, or supplying them with
arms, our government .ahould take prompt
means not only to subdue the savages, but
to drive tbe Mormons from a positiou where
tnry can give the country mucli trouble
A general Indian war is no 'improbable
event along oar Western frontiers. Should
some genius arise among the savages like
Tecum sell of old, that war would be trouble
some and expensive, bdt in the end most
disastrous to the Indians. They seem des
tined to utter extermination; and a war
now, provoked by themselves, would hasten
their theirultiniate, fate.
Then, the s'truggle oh (he Soil of Kansas,
between the friends and foes of Blavery, bids
fair to assume u dangerous aspect. Atchi
son and his band of .marauders seem resolv
ed to force slavery on the territory at the
point of the 'bayonet; and the settlers from
the north will not long submit to such an
outrage. A civil war, and a bloody one,
may yet determine tbe question of slavery
or freedom in Kansas. We have no doubt
as 'to 'the ultimate result, but in the mean
time the country may be again agitated more
furiously than ever before en the Blavery
question, l o admit Kansas into the Union
as a slave State when the majority of the
people are opposed to the institution can
hardly he expected of tbe northern States.
It would not be done, and will not be. To
refuse its admission On that gronnd will re
vive all the animosity between the different
portions of the Union which it was hoped
had been finally put to rest by the com
promises of 1850. - -
(scarcely less o'thinous of trouble and dan
ger are; the late .acta of the legislature of
Massachusetts. Notification in the rankest
form has raised its head in the old Bay
State; and another attempt to capture a fu
gitive slave on its soil would probably re
sult in more determined resistance than the
last. The Federal government will be
bound to execute the fugitive slave law, and,
if the action of the legislature is any indica
tion of the determination of the people of
Massachusetts, the government force's Will
be strenuously resisted. With the next at
tempt to capture a slave there we shall see
whether the people of Massachusetts are re
solved on rebellion and civil war.
It is now stuted that the Spanish govern
ment has declined for the present lo make
any compensation for the Black Warrior
Tbe Great Prairie Tornados
Full Particulars of this wonderful Phenowte-
: nan from tht Chicago lme. 1 '
outrage, or any. reparation or apo'ogy for
the repea'tafl Tnstilt's afid injuries to our flag
and our commerce. Uur dilhcumes with
Spain, then, are in a worse position than
ever, and must be met with more decided
action than heretofore.
There will be many serious matters to
engage 'tlirj a'tte'htiin of the next Congress
"Shall Spain be brought to justice, and long
delayed punishment! Shall Kansas be ad'
mitted into the Union with a slavery con
Ptitution forced upou it by the Missotirians?
shall Utah become a state of the cotiledc
racy with its hierarchical and not republi
can government! Shall Brigham Young
remain Governor of the territory, and duly
the power and authority of the novernment!
Is a general Indian war to be pr6vided for?
isnail tne laws 01 t,he United States be exe
cuted in Massachusetts, or shall pr'aticul
nullification and mob -law triumph! Such
are some of tho questions that must engage
the attention of the next Congress. Pitts.
- .
Tbe Time of Thursday has the follow
J'AwruL Whilwid! Lin asd Paop-
ebtt Desteoted. We learn from a gen
tleman who res des in the vicinity of O'
PJnin Statisn, on the Illinois and Wiscon
sin Railroad, that an awful whirlwind swept
over that neighborhood on . Tuesday after
noon last. 'Persons at O'Plain witnessed
about four o'clock, a spectacle like dense
smoke rising in a huge column from the
earth, at a distance of a few. miles to the
west Tbe column extended upwards to
the clouds, when it became violently agita-
tea wun a winning mouon, ami coinmenc
ed moving over the country towards the
southeast. It bore some resemblance I a
"water spout," but was more terrible ia itf
sppearance and , movements. Lightning
flushtd from the heavens and descended
through tltd ''column, contrasting streaks of
flume with its dark outlines, and lending to
the whole an aspect truly learlul.
The column cuntihue'd moving in a circu
lar direction toward the southeast, through
a segment ot about rortv-tive apgrees, wuen
it suddeti'ly broke in two and disappeared.
In a fe"w minutes, at the point where the
column went down, it was observed , to rise
again, this time apparently but a few feet in
diameter. It expanded as it went whirling
upward, until nearly as large as before, and
in reaching the clouds (to appearance; mov
ed back again towards the hjrthwest over
almost precisely the eama'pnth as . before.
When about halt way back to its nrst start
ing point, the column-disappeared and Was
no more seen. ' i l ; .
This strange looking phenomenon was a
whirlwind. On hear from the neighborhood
where it was first observed to rise, (about
twenty miles from this city,) it was lound to
have been of the most terrible character
uprooting and destroying everything which
happened to be in its path. The 'hoiie Of
Mr. Page, about a mile 'south bf O'Plain
station, was 'totally demolished, and four of
the inmates were killed. Three others
the son and daughter-in-law of Mr. Page,
and one of their children were badly, and
our informant tells us, dangerously injured.
The persons killed were, the wife of Mr.
Page, senior,' and three of liis grand-children.
Two other children were hurt, mak
ing nine altegeth'e'r w'ho were either killed
or injured by the calamity. : One of the
children was found twenty rods from where
the house stood, its body mutilated in
moat shocking manner, and stripped of ev
ery -particle of clothing. The house was a
frume, and stood upon a solid stone foun
dution, from which it was lifted bodily
by the wind, and dashed to fragments
Farther west, 'the whirlwind demolished
a large bam, and instantly killed a fine
horse a'hd a number of calves which were
inside. Fences' were leveled, trees, uproot
ed and twisted from their trunks by the
awful power of the wind. The destruction
along the path which it traveled ttiust huVe
been very great. We fear that more hu
man lives have been' lost. The wind, it is
suid, was the most terrific which has ever
been known in this region of country
where whirlwinds nave not been an un
common occurrence!
The wind was accompnhied by a heavy
fall of rain and hail. The accounts given
of the size of hail stones which fell in the
vicinity of OTluin are almost incredible,
The conductor of the passenger train, which
left here on Tuesday alternoon, assures us
that he picked up a hail stone tt O Plain
Station and carried it in the cars to Fox
River, where it was still lurger thun
lien's egg. Similar facts are vouched for
by other witnesses. In this city, hail fell
plentifully, many of the stones being the
size of hickory nuts.
Knew-Ofoiblnjrlsu In. New York.
Tie snnui'l address of the President of the
State Council of know-nothings in the State
is poMiahed and sets forth that since Febru
ary ,'thers has been an increase of 800 qpna
ens in me stats; mating me present number
1,160 and embracing, according to tbe most
reliable estimate, about 170,000 members.-,
Corrected TTtellyhy Ctoi Euelrnd other dtm
tr't in the ar ticks named below.
Flou Bbl. '- .
Wheat $ Bush. ' "
Rrs Bush. '
Cos f Bush. i
Oats Bush. ' ;
Fcax Seed $ Bush.-
Timotht SeedJP Bush.
Clover Seed w Bush.
Beaks, white, $ Bush.,1
Potatoes p Bush.
Creese tt - .
Butter f) lb t, - i
Labd "& ttr -(
Eras- Dos. . ' , "
Salt Bbl. - '
Coal, stone, $ Toll ..
Wood $ Cord . -Hat
$ Too -
10,50(9 11, 00"
- S,002,35
- 95
'- 7,0070
' - - 2,75
.'.' -1,3
V 10
- i ' .'1416
- j - lfr
' , 6 16
- '.8,904,0'
. 1.25Q 1,7
wX3 Frttlity and Sutarday
At. swim ana smu 01 Jims.
bou advertisement In tnotbereolo
Prepared by Mrs. FRENCH, Medium, or Pittsburgh,
nu ior sine oy . Mrs. Bitionaif, nivenus.
A Secket fob. the Ladies How "to
preserve Hemrtv Bon't use chalk, Lily White, or say
of the so-called eosiuetles, to conceal fuded or inf
low complexion.
If you would kuvo the rqses brought back to your
chuuk, a cleur fiea)thy,ataU transparent skin, and lira
nud vigor infused ttirough the system, get a oottle of
t arter' spublsb mixture, and tuUe It according to di
rections. It does not tustu quite as well aa your sweat
meals; but, after a few doses if you iif 4)ot Bud jour
Iff rial ilnWtis.
Ur. TUBUS will be at the Prentlsa House,
until 3 o'clock r.
neultli uud beauty-revlvlng, your stop elastic and vig
orous, aua tne wuoie system rerreeiiea ana lnvtgor
ted like a spring morning, therijibur case Is hopeless.
and all tho valuable osuitlentes we possess, go for
naugni. 11 is tne groatest punnoror me dioou Known;
Is perfectly harmless, and ul.the same time powerfully
efticHCious. 8oe advertisement. 39-4w
V Uur large stock of Wall Papers Just received.
uau sun evervuooy as to styia euu price, van anu
etUum Muy xo, '
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or THE
Pittsburgh. Morning Post
Anu ina
JL tod on tbe laruosl size double medium sheet anil
contuius all the news by the mull recetvod up to the
time ot going lo press; full telegraphic reports from
nil partsbf the Union) a Weekly report of the Money
markol carefully prdpared by a competent nersmf nu
u Dully report pi me riiuourgu, new lork ana uin-
ciiiunu ...urketi, together with a Weekly Review of
the Pittsburgh Produce and Money market. Hosidea
this It contains Bditorlnis on uie leading topics or tne
duv: a full Konort of the Local events transolrlnc In
and uboutthe City; and Literary selections of a varied
churacter. , . u d t j-. '
THIS DAILY MOR.VIKG POST has been published
forllfteen years and we believe Is one of the oldest and
best established Democratic Journal, west of the Alle.
ghenles. Country, iueruhunUrar persona doing busi
ness with nits point, who wisn to post tnemseives on
the markets and Local news, or upon events transpir
ing in tho world generally, could not better accomplish
their purpose than by xuhscrtbtng for our dally. Price
per year 5,(10. invariably In advance.-
THE SATURDAY ilOKfilNG POST, Is published
every Baturuay morning on a niutnmotn snoet. it con
tains a complete history of the week, Editorial, Com.
mercial, Sews, Miscellaneous and Literary. Kach
number comprises a complete Review of the Pitta
burgh Money and Produce Market; full detals of
f oreign iow Dy tne ainereni Rieamers; a column 01
original and selected Agricultural matter; reports of
the Mew York and Cincinnati markets aud Commerr
ctal news gunorully. it has also each woek a selected
Sound Views.
The Providence Journal expresses our
view's 111 the subioinod puraffranh. The nui
is hit exactly on the head:
"AVe are generally old-fashioned, and
generally behind the times, but we confess)
tlint we have great faith in tlie precept and 1
example of Jeua Christ. We believe that if
temperance were fnade more a moral and re
ligious question, and less a political one, it
would make much greater progress. We
believe tliul the men who are put1 forward,
as i!s advocates, might greatly strengthen
their influence if they would personally de
cline the political prelerment- which su
many of them ficclt with an eagerness that
throws more than suspicion upon tlu-ir mo
tives und provokes the opinion whether
true or fulie, has become very general
that, with too many, temperance is a means,
not an end."
07" Several important amendments to the
State Constitution have recently passed the
n on.ta na r ihc.c .nu,. regret to learn from s gentle man just from
uoiumous, mat doid cnoiera ana smati-pux
negroes to vote, but requires them ss well
as whites to be able to read; another al
lowing one representative to each town,
and s third, fixing the capitol in one place
instead of two as heretofore. All these
amendments have to be submitted to the
Virginia Election !
The Old Dominion true to her Faith.
.;, Washihotok, Sunday noon, May 27. .;
Wa hsve returns from 78 counties in Vir-
glnla, Which give Wise about 5,000 majori
ty, and which Is a gain for the Know Noth
tngs, as comparts who uw jb wuvmu"
election, of about 1,606V There are about 67
counties yet to come in, which gave at last
lection for Governor a trifle over 400 ma
ioritv for the Democratic candidate. Tbi
Know Nothings here concede Wise's elec
tion by about 5.000 majority-. They also
concede the : election of nearly or quite all
the Democratic candidates for Congress..
have broken out in that place. Two of the
most prominent physicians of the town, Drs
Ramsey and Richardson, died on Saturday
night--the former of cholera, the latter of
small-pox. We did net learn wnetner were
had been any other case. It is also rumor
ed that there have been two or three cases of
cholrea in Dresden, Tennessee.",
fcT Mark, who recently murdered a broth
er and sister named bmith, near Holy
Snrinrt, Miss., has been arrested. He was
incensed atrainst the two because they had
testified before a court against him, and af
ter firing three times at the brother, walked
up to his sister, and, despite her prayers and
agonizing scrramS, formally placed a pistol
to ner bosom and snot ner tnrougn me neart.
fcr Some fiends, be infir unsuccessful in
discovering money or valuables in the house
ot Sir. mines Knaon; a larmer near new
Philadelphia, Ohio, into wnicn iney naa en
tered durine his' absence, avenged them
selves by binding his Son, a boy eleven years
old, over a large log ore, ana mrsw - in a
flask containing a pound of gunpowder.-
Tne dot was discovered mucn nurni ano
insensible, but will recover. The villains
yaM& their escape, sei 'ii, I
The Democratic Creed.
The cardinal principles of the Democrat
ic party and it's distinctive characteristics,
are well Set forth ifi the following "con
fession of faith." TheV contraBt proudly
ith the narrow, illiberal, bigoted tenets ol
our political opponents. Reader, peruse
them, anu see if there is any thing from
hich you dissent. They were the doc
trines of our revolutionary fathers, and Bre
generally incorporated into our Federal
No. 1. Equal and exact justice to all
men of Whatever State or persuasion, re
ligious or political.
No. S.--Peace, commerce a'hd honest
friendship with all nations? entangling alli
ances with none.
No. 3. The right of States and Terri
tories to., administer their own domestic af
fairs. .
No. 4. Freedom and equality; the sover
eignty of the people, and the right of the ma
jority to rale when constitutionally express
No. 5. Economy' in thd public expen
ditures, and a sacred preservation of pub
lic faith.
No. 6. Freedom of religion, freedom of
the press, ana a general diffusion of ir.for
No. 7. Opposition to all secret political
organizations, and to all corruption in pol
itics. ''' ' - - . - '
No, 8. -A sacred preservation of the
Federal Constitution and no religious tests
for omco.
No. 9. No bigotry, or pride of caste, or
distinctions Of birth among American citi
zens. ' - -; ' ' -'
No. 10. Respect and protection for the
rights of all. . , ; l-.
No. 11. Tbe preservation of the natu
ralizatioh laws, and the right of all to the
public Domain, and . the protection of tbe
American Government-
No. 12. Opposition to all chartered mo
nopolies. - - - - 1 '
No.- 13. Common brotherhood and good
will to all especially to those of tbe
household of faith, v . -' :
Djcsertiom of am Infant by its Moth
er. Yt'sterdny afternoon, just before the
Cincinnati train was to leave our depot, an
infant about four weeks old, was found in
Steven's dining saloon witliout an 'dwner.
Mur-hall Wood and officer. Wurren were
immediately informed of the fact, when they
commencei search, and found its mother
quietly seated in a car. The mother was
much affected. Told her sad story: that she
was not married; was going to live witlf her
sister in Central Ohio; did not know what to
do with her child, and thought she eduld
leave it without detection. The mother Was
fair-looking, well-dressed girl about twen
ty years old, and the child a bright-eyed lit
tle fellow. ' Where, anu wno is tne misera
ble wretch who has been guilty of bringing
about this suffering! Clew. Express.
Growth of Nebraska The Nebraski
an speaks thus encouragingly of the growth
and prosperity . of the Territory:
"The tide of emigration is already , begin
ning to pour into our Territory. At various
points we hear of new arrivals daily. Here,
at Omaha, buildings are going up with as
tonishing rapidity in all parts ot our city.
At Brownville, Nebraska City, IlellevuOj
Fontenelle, and De Soto, the, worlj.of im
provement is going steadily and rapidly for
ward. The old towns in the Territory we
mean those that were-commenced last fall
have already grown into importance. In
various parts of the territory new town sues
have recently been surveyed. Borne ot wmcn
must at no distant day occupy conspicuous
positions." i ' '
fcV The census of 1850 shows that the
oldest nprsnn livino- In the United States
was 140-an Indian woman reaming inform
Caroline. In the same State was sn India
aged 125,.a tteetb woman .111, tw black
females 110 eaoh, one rauiauo mo, v,
and several white males and females oged
from 106 to 114. In several of the States,
there were found persons, white and black
aged from '110 to U5- v3-'-3" lu
. English Ignorance, of thk Amebicah
Government. The Englisn even their
most learned men, historians and essayists-t
are noted tor tne gross errors they roake
when thev attempt to write about American
afiairs. ' In glancing over tbe pages of the
Westminster Review, a staid quarterly, for
April, we noticed, in its article upon "Amer
ican Civil Administration," an assertionlthat
our United States Senators are elected
"some for si 1 and torn fat four years.?
original tttlo and noutlcal selections.
. , . , , TERMS'..
Ic'nivy due year J2,00 M 5'coples onayoar 8,00
3 .t " 5,00 I 111 . IS,
IP?" B"lli tho above papers are good advertising
mediums. . Our rates are moderate.
jryAtliiolu-d twllie Host Is an excellent Job Printing
Oiilt e in which alt orders will be done cheaply, wllb
iinutliHKfl Ulltl dlrftiatch. - - - '
mav23-4'J-4Y Comer Fifth and Wi6d streets, '
' - riltslmriph.
Horace waters, -
Ko-333Broadvay, Nevr York. Opposition to the combination!-
f OT W ITHSTA N DING the combination
IN wf Music Dealers to-kedp up the prices of no.
uouyrigtit inusicugalint tin interests 61 Native Coin.
powers, aim tneir roiusai to exieim in wr. .tihi
courtesies ol 'the trade, lie Is making immense sules-
having ubuuduiit uvidence that he bus public Couuten
anoe and snpporttn his opposition to tho Grcit Mo
NopoLV,nnd in his cliorts to aid Nutive Tuleut anda
dopt tho National Currency. His tnck of Araericaa
undliuropeaii Mu!,icUiminen8e,and the catalogue of
hia own biiblicutions is one of the iureest and best se
lected in the United States. - He hat als6 made Giiit
.. . ... .L... til Vf.,lA.ln. .
riKDI.l' l ine ill lue jicivun 01 . iuuu,( iuoiduw..,
Musical Inistruments. of all kfmls .Superior toned 6t
Uctuvo Pianos for $IT5; $2(iU, and $225, interior of as.
good uuality uud Instruments as strong and as durable
as those which cost $500. Pianos tf every variety of
Dtylu ami price, up to eiuuu, coinprisinjr. inoae 01 11s
umerent inuuuiuctories, among uiem i.im.;ceieora
modern improved Horace Waters' Pianos, and the
Brat premium Kolean Pianos of T. Gilbdrtot Co
muae (owners of Utu iHoluuii Patent.) , Stjcouu.liund
Piunos at great bargains.' Prices, from $4ito(50.
Mt'Iodeons from dvo different luanufaotorieS, inela,
ding the well-known S. U.t II. W, Smith's Melode
011s (tuned the equal tempurunient.) The best maks
Inlue untteii niatus. r rices 94a, 9 'J, siw, suii
$125, $135-, $150, Smith's,, Double Band Mehxleons
$(.U. Each Piano and Melpdoou guarrn,nleed. 'he
best terms to the trade, schools, Ac. 124 per cent,
discount to clergymen and thUTcbes. Al- orders
promptly utledded to. Musfc sent 10 all parts of Uie
country ,. post-paid, at tho reduced rate, General and
seleet catalogues and schedule of prices uf Musical In-
ttruioents rorwaraea 10 any auureas iree 01 wiargo.
mayi!9-u!-Jin . .. . .'
DOCT, II. TUBUS, ,.-!,
, Analytical Physician.
Will be In attendance at his rooms as follows.
Kuvenna Preutitts House, Prlduy and Saturday,
until 3 o'clock, P. M. 22d and 23d June.
Akron Enipn-a Mouse inursuuy, viai June. - u'
Warren Gaskill House, Friday, 27th June.
Cleveland American House, Friday and Sotnr-
dav 25lh and 26th May. .
rhosealllicted with uuroniR aiaeaset or tne fciver,
Lunge, Kidneys or Spleen, InSawmallons, Kheuma-
tisin, Asthma,Shortnessof BreuthordifHeulty of breath
ing, Dyspepsia, uropsy, vveaaneM or nervona um
l)iliUof,.Ke8lle.isness, Loss of appetite, Constipation.
Dorangemoiitof tnoHlomich, Bilious Affections, trar
el. White Swellings, or any long standing dUeasoa, are
invited to call. .
No Charok -roa UomuLTTioii)r. a.,- neiinw
bleeds nor blisters; norlshea Homaspauilst; ha nevec
uses Mercury, Arsenic Antimony, or any ovner mimnn
as a medloal agent;nor ia he a Tuompsoulun, he neither
steams or gives emetics. His theory of diseases differs
from all others that have been adopted,, but sot mors
so than his system of treatment. He does not make
sick to wake Well; nor tear down to build up again, nor
allay any nervous irritation, by patching up with ano
dynes. - ; ' - - ",
Encouragement Is never given subjecting the patient
to expense, without a reasonable hope of success. "
Persons afflicted with cancerous orscrofulnr tumtri
omrcers, shoum reiiu the following : . ,
sltoiild read the follow-
."'". ...r ' !''S "'-
I The missionary, zeal of the disciples
Of Mormonism nas Beep verj auiiueaaiut ,iu
makinor converts among tho poor and iedo-
plnasna of neorjle. not onlv in the nro-
vincial towns, but in the remote agricultur
al districts, of England, and it computed
that upwards of 30,000 persons in that coun
try have already embraced that faith and de
parted for Salt Lake. - '
Seeds must bb: CoVbbb d Seed, ;wben
planted, should be perfectly covered from the
the light, or the chemical changes, necesss
ry for germinatien' - cannotr take, places ;
BiHBt-sicT CrtT,ilayl185i.'
.' Dr. Tubbs Dear Sir: If tba nnlooked for benefit
I have received -from your, treatment can be of any
service to yourself or to despairing invalids. I ebeer-
fully given) for publication, i .,
But for the wishes of a dependent family, 1 should
not, hvo ehloyiMl this pleasure, Sad probably never
again applied to any physician, at least such waa my
determination-.' I bad tried many, and aa many time
were hopes revived and foiled by bitter disappoint
ments. I was otlorly disheartened! t ' V - - - -'5
. During 1847, and two aueceding aurnmors I bad tha
ague, which seemed to hava a. molt disastrous fleet
upon the, coqstitn tion. - Under bracing troatmenlv t
was enabled to labor s abort time, then compelled to
desist-. v": !.:;!,': j t i; i .-t
,. For a year before aeeing you I was unablo to labor
t allV and Prt of the tinie cdnflned to my roomr
Physicians treated me for Bronchitis and disease of
the liver and spleen. ' I was thin in Sushi weak And
bowed down, and suffering almost eootUntly-frm
coldness of surface aud Umbo, had cold sweats at night,
and pains, sometimes very anute, from slda andoMsl.
to the shoulders. Early In May. one-ypar agov I ob
tained, my first proscription from yoti, III AtfgustftdloW-
ing negan to work, nave aluoa labored ard aa car.
pentar and Joiner; am now stronger and In bettor
health than at anr time since Srst atiacked n sens
seven years : This is a brief sketch, hut bv call
ing, persons carl learn more of my past aad present
cunuiiioii. soars respecuttiiy
April tU
ITonrs respectfullyst .v.jj

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