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I. EAGAJ, Sditor. THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1855 TEX TUTJE AMERICAN- Tut Tci Aumicax in pnulixhcd verj ThuMtUy. in Sicubenville, Jrffi;ron county, Ohio, by P. B. Conx, and edit J by Z. Rio)!, D tha following terms:- js Oa yenr, inrarinhly in lvnc, $2,00 , TERMS OK ADVERTISING. On aquart 13 line or lwa, 3 wtk t or Us $1 ,00 ttery mWonent insertion,'' 25 On aquan three monthf :, ,. 2,50 Om tquurt six months, ' 5,00 One aqnarennn year 8,0(1 Ona fourth column per ypnr, 15,00 Ono third column per year, 20,(10 Oaa half column per year, ' 30,00 One column per year, 50,00 Professional and business cardi per year, 5,00 When there ia no contract made, and the num ber of insertions is not marked on the CHrds or adTertUement at the time they are handed in for publication, they will he con inutd in until (bey are ordered out, and charged by the square. " - JWoarc authorized to publish the following name! gentlemen, as candi dates for City and Township offices, to be supported on Monday the 2d day of April. ' AMERICAN TICKET. City. For Mayor John S. Patterson. Treasurer. George B.FiIson. Solicitor John II. Miller. Marshal McGuire Doylo. Trustee of Water Works. Henry J. Hukill. Trusties. 1st Ward Zachariah Ragan. 2d Ward Joshua Maftlcv, 2 years. " " John W. Gray, 1 year. 8d Ward George B. Patterson. 4th Ward-HenryJ.;IIukill. Township. Trustees Rozia Pcrmar, Jamos Melvin Kinsey Swords. Clerk. David B. Burchard. Treasurer Alexander J. Beatty. Constables McGuire Doyle. Samuel 8tepbens. Assessors. 1st District David B. Burchard. 2d do Elijah Steele. Judges of Election. 1st District James S. Abrahams. 21 do John Attig.Thos Stewart. Clerks of Election. lit DistrictBenjamin M. Culbertson. 2d District-John Mills, John C. Conn. Supervisors. 1st District John Blackburn. 21 " Samuel Bickerstaff. 8d " Jabez Smith. 4th James Griffith. Justioo of the Peaco John Bray. JEFFERSONIAN DEMOCRACY. It is a common remark with a certain elass of political demagogues, that the American movement will not s'and the test of pure "Jeffersonian Democracy." I hat it is a heresy which has lately been introduced into the politics of our count ry, which all good men and true, hould set themsolves up to Jop off. For the benefit of this classjof politicians, we will publish an extract from Mr. Jefferson's notes on Virginia. Edition of 1803, pages 117 and 118. Upon which further comment is unnecessary. lie says : "But are thereto inconveniences to be thrown into the scale against the advan tage expected from a multiplication of numbers by the importation of foreigners ? It is for the happiness of those united in society to harmonize as much as possible in matters which they must of necessity transact together1. Civil government be ingtho sole object of forming societies, its administration must be conducted by com mon consent. Every species of govern ment has4its specific principles. Ours, perhaps, are more'pcculiar than those of anyother in tho universe. It is a compo sition of the freest principles of the Eng lish constitution, with others derived from natural right and natural reason. To these nothing can bo more opposed than the maxims of absolute monarchies. Vet, from such, wc are to expect the greatest number of emigrants. They will bring with tbem the principles of the govern ments they have imbibed in their early youth; or, if able to throw them off, it will be in exchange for an unbounded li centiousness, passing, as is usual, from one extreme to another. It would be a miracle were they to stop precisely at the point of temperate liberty. These princi ples, with their language, they will trans mit to their children. In proportion to their numbers thoy will share with us the legislation. They will infuse into it their spirit, warp and bias its directions, and render it a heterogeneous, incoherent, d'urtractcd'masi. ' I may appeal to experi ence, during the present contest, for a ver ification of these conjoctures. But if they are uot certain in event, are they not pos sible, axe they not probable V : To' Sao N iciits. A gentleman informs us that he has received the latest sips, pass-words ele, o( tho Order of Sap JWetfc; and as thoy taie not yet been received by the brethren irj this city, he will bo happy to impart thorn to the inlti uttd at any time prior to. their beiug offi-i-lally reeoived, lie says that his natno is nut A'SoJm .' hut assures us that what they t from him wilj be as genuine and prac ticnWe as John'. WASHINGTON AH ADVOCATE OF THE AMERICAN DOCTRINE. Tho following letters, from Sparks' pub lication of tho Washington papers, conclu sively ehow the platform on which the greatest of our forefathers atood, relativo to the doctrines now advocated by the American Party. There is none so base as to profane the name of Washington ; yet the Father of Our Country herein teaches us, that it is dungtrous, unjust, and impolitic to confer power on foreign ers. We especially commend tho subjoin ed extracts to those who have forgotten, or have been ignorant of the fact, that pure, unadulterated American Doctrine was un equivocally and emphatically advocated by hiin who was "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen." TO RICUAKD IILNUY I.KK. MOBRISTOWN, May 17, 1777. "DEAit Sir : I take the'libcrty to ask you what Congress expects I urn to do with the many foreigners they have, at different times, promoted 'to the rank of field officers, and, by the last resolve, two to that of Colonels !"' "These men have no attachment nor ties to the country, fur ther than interest binds them. Our offi cers think it exceedingly hard, after they have toiled in this service, and have sus tained many losseB, to have strangers put over them, whose merit, perhaps, is not equal to their own, but whoso effrontery will take no denial." It is b tho zeal and activity of our own people that the cause must be supported, and not by a few huugry adventurers. I am, 4c, G. Washington. Vol. IV. p. 423. TO THE SAME. Middlebrook, June 1, Tf77. You will, before this can reach you, have seen Monsieur Ducoudray. What his real expectations are, I do not know; but I fear, if his appointment is equal to what I have been told is his expectation, it will be attended with unhappy conse quences. To say nothing of the policy of entrusting a department, on the execution of which the salvation of the army de pends, to a foreigner, who has no other tie to bind him to the interests of this coun try than honor, I would beg leave to ob serve that, by putting Mr. D. at the head of tha artillery, you will lose a very valua ble officer in General Knox, who is a man of great military reading, sound judgment and clear conceptions, who will resign if any one is put over him. I am, 4c, Vol. IV. p 446. G. Washington. to oouvernkur morris, esq. White Plains, July 24, 1778. Dear bin : The design of this is to touch cursorily upon a subject of very great importance to the well-being of these States ; much more so than will appear at first view. I mean the appointment of so many foreigners to offices of high rank and trust in our service. The lavish manner, in which rank has hitherto been bestowed on these gontlc men, will ccrtaiuly be productive of one or the other of these two evils either to make it despicable in the eyes of Europe, or become a means of pouring them in upon us like a torrent, and adding to our present burden. But it is neither the expense nor trou ble of them that I most dread ; there is an evil more extensive in its nature and fatal in its consequences to be apprehen ded, and that is the driving of all our own officers out of the service, and throwing not only our army, but our military coun cils, entirely into the hands of foreigners. The officers, my dear sir, on whom you must depend for the defence of this cause, distinguished by length of service, their connections, property, and military merit, will not submit much, if any, longer, to the unnatural promotion of men over them, who have nothing more than a little plau sability, unbounded pride and ambition, and a perseverance in application not to be resisted but by uncommon firmness, to support their pretensions; men who, in the first instance, tell you they wish for nothing mo than the honor of serving in so glorious a cause as volunteers, the next day solicit rank without pay, the day fol lowing want money advanced to them, and in the course of a week want farther pro motion, and are not satisfied with anything you can do for them. The expediency and tho policy of the measure remain to be considered, and whether it is consistent with justice or prudence to promote these military fortune-hunters at the hazard of your army. Baron Steuben, I now find, is also want ing to quit his inspectorship for a com mand in the line. This will be productive of mucr. discontent to the brigadiers. In a word, although I think the Baron an excellent officer, I do most devoutly wish that we had not a single foreigner among us, except the Marquis do Lafayette, who acts upon very different principles from those which govern the rest. Adieu, I am, most sincerely, yours, Vol. VI, p. 13. G. Washington. to joitn adams vice-prepident of the united states. Philadelphia, Nov. 27, 1794. Dear Sir: My opinion with respect to immigration is, that, ex- i ccpf of useful mcchamt.'? auJ some partic ular description of men or professions, there is no need of encouragement " ; I am, 4c, G. Washington. Vol. XI, p. 10 TO 3. Q. ADAMS, AMERICAN MINISTER AT BERLIN. Mt. Vernon, Jan. 20, 1799. Sir : You know, my good sir, that it is not the policy of this coun try to employ aliens where it can well be avoided, either in the civil or military walks of life. There is a spe cies of self-importauce in all foreign offi cers, that cannot be gratified without doing injustice to meritorious characters among our own countrymen, who conceive and justly, where there is no great pre ponderancy of experience or merit, that they arc entitled to tho occupancy of all offices in the gift of their government. I am 4c, G. Washington. Vol. XI, p. 892. SAME DATE, TO A FOREIGNER APPLYING FOR OFFICE. Dear Sir: It does not ac cord with the policy of this government to bestow offices, civil or military, upon foreigners, to the exclusion of our own cit izens. Yours, 4c. G. Washington. INSTRUCTIONS OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR TO THE INSPECTOR GENERAL. War Department, Feb. 4, 1799. For the cavalry, for the reg ulations restrict the recruiting officers to engago none except natives for this corps, and these only as, from their known char acter and fidelity, may be trusted. Fur the True American. ON EMIGRATION. Ma Editor : I am decidedly in favor of foreigners coming to this "land of the free and homo of the brave," on one sin gle condition; provided they American ize. This the Romanists never can do so long as they hold their allegiance to the Pope of Rome, and that allegiance they must hold so long as they remain in com munion with that anti-Christian Political association. They remain in this country precisely what they have been in Germa ny, France, Ireland, Spain and Italy. They are enemies to a republican govern ment. They do not leave behind them that which is foreign and inimical to the institutions of this land of free thought and independent action. Our shores are open, and our land is free to all nations, save to paupers and convicts. If I had it in my power, I would not prevent ono solitary individual from coming to this land of plenty. On the contrary I would give them a hearty welcome. Our country is" extensive. It is blest with abundance. It is young and strong. Let it bo a refuge for the oppres sed, and a home for those who have been persecuted for conscience sake. But we do say, most emphatically, that all who come to this country should Americanize, and that the Catholics can never do, without violating one of the fundamental articles of their faith implicit submission to po pish dictation. We wish it then, to be distinctly understood, that when foreign ers are welcomed amongst us by tho true American party, it is as friends to our in stitntions, and not as hidden enemies. Let them bring with them the elements of Protestant harmony, and not the ele ments of Roman Catholio discord. It is neither justice nor decency to attempt to press upon the American people any thing that is anti-republican. We go for Cath olics having tho undisturbod privilege of worshipping according to the dictates of tho Pope's conscience ; but we go against their governing the American nation by Popish bulls. LAFAYETTE. Breadstuffs in the United States Hunt't Merchants' Magazine thus says of the trade in breadstuffs that will open at the commencement of navigation in the spring : "When the spring opens the canals and tho lakes, a stream of breadstuffs will set toward the Old World in uninterrupted flow. Tho ground sown is tho most ex tensive ever under culture within our lim its, and if there be no blight on our har vest, wo can feed the nations of Europe, so far as they need beyond their own pro duction. Previous to tho coming forward of tho new, the stores of old, which have accumulated at the various points of in land shipment, will be sent forward, and that which was hoarded during the fall, when a high price was offered for it in vain, will bo sold far below tho rates now current." Anniversary of Satan's Emissa ries. "The devil," says Luther, "held a great anniversary, at which his emissaries were convened to report tho results of their several missions." "1 let loose the wild beasts of the desert," 'said ono, "on a caravan of Christians, and their bones are now bleaching on the sands.'' "What of that," said tho devil, "their souls were all saved." "I drove the east wind," said another, "against a ship freighted with Christians, and they wcro all drown ed." "What of that," said tho devil, "their souls were all saved." "For ten years I tried to get a singlo Christian asleep," said a third, "and I succeeded and left him so." "Then tho devil shou- j ted," ' continues Luther, "and the night; tar of hell w. Tot jy." j Fur the True American. A MEMORY. BY XFFIE BAY. " , "All that now remaineth to me, Of a friend who was young and fair, Ia the fadeless light of memory, ' - Andacnrl of golden hair." It is the quiet, holy, even tide the young moon sits enthroned amid her count less throng her silvery beams falling gently upon the quiet earth. Iu such au hour as this, our hearts became so over charged with fond sad memories, we would fain weep with a strange yearning sorrow, for "joys that we've tasted" and treasures long since yielded to the dcspoilcr. And now, as I listen to the low melancholy whispering of the breeze, as it glides through tho silence, white robed phan toms of the Past arisev and walks "the troubled waters of my soul," ,Ono gentle face, with soft .bright eyes, seems "gazing earnestly upon mc, and a bitter sorrow steals into my heart, as memory recalls horj wasted life, and early tomb. Many seasons have passed, since, on such a night as this, I Rat beside her, but even yet, I can hej&fflilie "low lute-like tones" of that voice, now stilled forever and with a strange forgetfulness, turn to listen for her gushing song. Annette Raymond was my school-friend, and in that fresh, pure heart of Iter's lay a mine, rich in the glistening gems of vir tue and truth. L She was an orrjhau often has she sat weeping over the pictured sem bianco of her fair young mother, until, in her beautiful touching faith, she would lift those soft eyes to Heaven, her own sweet smiles of child-like trust dimpling her check, as she invoked the guardian care of that mother's spirit over her lonely life-path. Lonely indeed was she. and with that fatal dower beauty fuiry-liko in her proportions, with sunny curls almost mantling her slight form, and a face of such rare and exquisite delicacy as might well have charmed the artist's eye wealth too, poured its honors upon th;s sweet child, but Nettie possessed a shield to ward off alluring temptation?, in her pure and unaffected piety. When she knelt beside our couch, with her small hands meekly folded, her beautiful eyes uplifted, and her golden hair fulling about her, with Its radiant beauty, I could have believed her a truant from the skies, ready to take its homeward flight. We were so happy in our school-home ; days, months and years glided almost imperceptibly by, leaving no "trace npon the brow, no shad ow on tho heart" until the parting hour came, when to our dear f Alma Mater" we must bid adieu, and separating, each seek tho path allotted to her, stirring as strength might be. glvn to fulfil her mis sion. And is not woman's mission a hisrl and holy one? "Sitting by tho fireside of the heart Feeding its flamps." Shedding nn influence, felt but unseen, "In that stillness which best becomes a woman, calm and holy." Mnny were the beautiful dreams we cherished of a future seemingly so full of promise. We fancia ourselves prepared to launch our life barks upon the tide of time, secure in our strength to brave whatever storms might assail and of all the group assembled, in Madlam B's spacious parlors on that mor ning so well remembered, to bid teachers' and friends farewell, none was so gay, so joyous as tho beautiful Annette Raymond, and if her voice did falter, and her lips quiver, when some beloved one whispered the last word, she quickly recovered her wild flow of spirits, and sought to dissipate our sadness by her glowing description of what a meeting we would have again in a few years for in our girlish confidence we had planned a re-union five years from that day never thinking what sad chan ges might be wrought 'ere then. But, tho hour when Nettie and I must part had come, and with a close embrace, and a fervent "God bless you," I left the dear girl, who for years had been wind ing herself about my very heart-strings, until she was almost a part of my life. Months passed rapidly away, and from Annette's far southern home, came glow ing descriptions of the added charms her life had found. ' Often and long did she dwell upon tho excellencies of her now frlonds ; but there was ono of whom she spoke little yet how earnestly. Full well I knew that young heart was singing its first love-hymn, and most anxiously did I mark tho change which came o'er my darling. Sometimes words would seem to gush from the pure fountain of her soul, until the linked sentences would gleam like tiny flame-wreaths anon, a deep o'crwhelming sadness would pervade those records of her heart. Ah ! woman should ever yield her love with trembling and tears for it is a venture of all that makes life baautiful to her. A gift never to be recalled, but following through every phase of life, like a whito-winged angel, he on whom it is bestowed, and how often "a lamp burning to waste, or when found nursed for an idle hour, then idly broken." But when I stood beside Annette, on her bridal eve, my own heart predicted a bright future for its idol, in the affection of her choson one. His proud lips would melt into a smile of almost womanly ten derness, when he looked down upon the beautiful being bo soon to be his own. ' Very lovely was she, arrayed in her snowy satin robes, and with that' holy look of faith and joy crowning her low sweet brow, 1 very happv beat that jcntle lovin; hesrtJ as she laid her little hand in his, and vowed "leaving all others to cleave only unto him, so long as life should last." Within her luxurious homo all was mirth and gaiety without, tho pitiless storm beat down upon the unprotected wayfarer, and a sudden chill crept over my spirit, as I lifted the heavy curtains and looked forth upon the warring elements but the fair young brido, and the proud bridegroom,, heeded not the muttering thunder. When I uttered my fervent blessing, a quick thrill of agony passed through rayubrain as n prophecy of evil the gleaming lights, gay music, and bright laughing faces, seemed to my saddened spirit like a mockery of joy, but my un wonted word passed unnoted. I left her, and for a few months her let ters breathed of naught but happiness then they took a restless constrained tone, which alarmed me much. Not quite one year had passed, sinco her wedding-day, when a letter came, writteu in a strange, irregular hand, telling of loneliness and heart sickness, and entreating mc, her early friend, in such a mournful, earnest way, to come and smooth her passage to the tomb that I felt instinctively, some great sorrow was crushing out her life, some deadly night-shade waving o'er her brightest hopes." Again I stood beside her; could it be the radiant, beautiful bride of a few short months agone ? Alas ! how changed ; on that shadowy face and frail form, there was little indeed, save the sweet touching ex pression of trust and meekness, by which to recognize my early friend. Near the couch stood her husband, and I started as from a sudden blow, when the ight fell full upon his once handsome face, now blwitcd, and bearing tho impress of all that is evil in man's nature. Then did the truth first burst upon me, and as I turned from him in sudden disgust, and met the earnest imploring gaze of An nette s spiritual eyes, in my "heart of hearts' aroso a bitter cry against the "Demon of intemperance." Slowly and painfully, she revealed to me her trials. It was the old story of temptation and weakness, my poor broken hearted friend how she even then clunr to him, wreck as he was. It would have melted a heart of ice to have hoard her imploring him, in her dying hour, to break the spell that bound him but it availed naught with the senseless inebriate. lie listened in a dull, quick apathy, for after he knew that she must die, ho used no rude, harsh words, and yet he drained the burning liquid to drown the surges of awakened conscience, until his brain be came a wild chaos, and with the unmean ing laugh of an idiot, he wandered through the gorgeous halls, where onco he trod as master. Annette faded rapidly, as a snow wreath in summer, and in a few weeks after my arrival, amid the sobs and heart-felt grief of many who knew her sad history, wc laid her down to rest. Ah ! while such memories as these remain, shall not our energies bo devoted to the erection of the "white banner of Temperance," and our petitions hourly ascend, that "God may speed the right V Stfxbenville, March 19, 1855. Emigration to Kanzas. We learn that a party of about twohun dred and fifty persons will cmbirk from this city, for Kanzas in a few weeks. They aro all good, hardy, industrious, thrif ty farmers and mechanics, some of them worth from fifteen to twenty thousand dol Jars . The comnanv is comnncflrl nf about one hundred persons from Durko , , and 1'reblo counties, thirty from Butler county, sixty from Hamilton county, Ohio, and last though not least, about sixty eood farmers from Bourbon county Kentucky, who wish to bring up their families in a free community, where labor is respected. They have had the offer of a passage on a first class steamboat from Cincinnati to Laurance, forty miles up tho Kanzas riv er, for $55 a head, and found through, provided about one hundred take this con veyance ; if two hundred (which the boat can easily accommodate) embrace the of fer, the price will be less. Cincinnati Uazette. , J"The Cleveland Herald says : "We have serious fears that peaches have been injured by the unparalleled severity of the weather. A fruit grower in East Cleve land reports his peaches killed upon eleven trees out of tho twelve examined. In the city, from a slight examination, we think enough fruit buds are alive to secure a fair yield, but on unusual amount of the wood is killed, even branches of two vears' growth. An extensivo -Horticulturist on the West Side thinks tho peaches are safe, and should we have no ice storm, it is to bo hoped that tha cold thus far has merelv thinned out tho crop, not destroyed it. -Stagey House. At Zanesville. closed on Tuosday last. On Thursday af ternoon at 6 o'clock, the third Btorv of the east wing was destroyed by fire loss in furnituro and building between 83000 and $4000 insured. iSrYestcrday morninc about 8i o'clock while a heavy snow storm was Drevailim?. and the air was full of laree wet flakes a flash of lightning caino and was soon fol lowed by a heavy roll of thundef. This is a vory remarkable occurrence. Tho snow and clouds were driftinc front tho eart at the time S. iWi Dcmoavt, March 17. ; ' ' f THE SAG JTICHT8. The most intense excitement prevailed nt tho meeting of the Sag Niclits, on Satur day night last. . Tho Hall over Hcttcschi mer's Lager Beer saloon, on Front street, was crowded to its utmost capacity. The one-crod doorkeeper was dismissed in dis- t grace, and two sentinels wore placed at the doors, with strict orders to admit no one without the signs, grips, and passwords of tho Order. An outside guardian.was placed upon the pavement to give'notico of tho approach of every suspicious looking individual. ! Immediately upon the close of the open ing ceremonies, the Sheriff arose from his seat, and; with deep solemnity unfolded a copy of tho Ohio State Journal, and read the article exposing the secrets of tho Sag Nichts association. After dilating at con siderable length upon the necessity of keep ing secret tho workings of the Order, he warmed up with tho subject, and poured forth his indignation in violent terms, up on any one who would be guilty of viola ting tho oath of secrecy that had been ta ken by all who had become members of the Society, and closed by offering a resolu tion of inquiry as to who had furnisncd the Journal with tho facts therein stated. Mr. Fieser, one of tho editors of the Westbote, inquired very significantly, if the Sheriff could not put his finger upon the man whom he suspected of being the traitor ? The Shcrifflooked ltpon the ques tion as an affront, and with much asperity, rather intimated that he feared some of the Germans, who were present in large numbers, were guilty of treachery. Mr. Reinhardt, another of the editors of the Westbote, got possession ef the floor, and addressed tho meeting in the German lan guage. From the excited manner of the speaker, his violent gesticulations, and his frequent pointings to the Sheriff and his clan, who were seated together in an oppo site corner of the room, it is supposed that he hurled back the insinuation wi)h scorn that any German had been faithless ; but that he feared a Know Nothing had been admitted into the order by connivanco of the Sheriff, and that that officer was only using his countrymen for the purpose of so- curing a re-clcction. Ono of the Clerks in tho Stale offices, who understood a little of tho German lan guage, roso under great excitement, and called the gentleman to order, ns it was asrainst all parliamentary rules to make personal allusions. In the midst of tho confusion, tho guar dian on the pavement outside, gave the signal of alarm, (three raps on the curb stone,) that some ono was approaching and, instantly, the whole assemblage be came as quiet and orderly as a Quaker meeting. In a few moments one of the sentinels entered, bearing a large sealed package which upon being opeucd, proved to be the credentials of Asa G. Dimmook, late of the Ohio Penitentiary, one of the Grand Lamas of the Order, who had been appointed to iuspect the work of the Coun cils in tho State. Mr. Dimmook was received with all the honors, and, before taking his seat, remark ed that ho was happy to inform tho mem bers present that ho had been delegated by the Grand Council in Cincinnati to super intend the secret work of the Order, but that as ho was about to take up his resi dence in this city, and, as the hour was growing late, he would postpone tho exam ination until a future occasion. The Sheriff, who had noticed tho editors of the Westbote, in deep confab with their countrymen, and fearing that he had not treated them with sufficient courtesy, and, apprehensive that he might be remember ed at the polls, made a motion that Mr. Fieser be requested to translate tbo speech of Mr. Dimmock, so that his German friends could understand it. Mr. Fieser declined the honor, and wondered why the Sheriff, who had insinuated, that his countrymen were traitors, should care whether the Ger mans understood it or not. He moved, as the clock had just struck twelve, that the association adjourn. Tho motion was car ried, and tho meeting broke up with a great deal of ill feeling. Another meeting is to be hold on Satur- Anyr i i t . I I 1. '. .1. 1 ! . uaj tnguir, an wiiiuu unit we may expect a report from tho secret committee appointed by the Chairman, to ferret out the traitor who furnished the Ohio State Journal with the proceedings of a former meeting. O. S.Journul. j-No Hoax. Tho Mansfield Herald says Johns, the traveling agent of Pierce, who is engaged in organizing 'Sag Nieht' secret political societies, is actually a clerk at Washington; that he was actually ar rested at that place on or about the time referred to, for being drunk, and that he ran away without coming to trial. Ho was so drunk that bo probably did not know tho exact state of the case, nis bail bond was made out, but not signed; 'and whilp it, with other papers, were being prepared, he took adyantago of the liberty which it is; supposed may bo allowed gon tlcmcn in such cases, and has been allow ed almost every man, drinker or seller, yet tried before pur Mayor, (none of whom ever thought of so mean an act,) and slip, ping out, cleared himself.' There is pot tho least doubt of the genu ineness of the Icttors which purport to bo from Johns. O. S. Journal. K9uWby is a man in prison like a dead ! tr??.' Anr.-Asv.-c h nnt.nt leave. TEE ORGANIZATION. The Sag A7t7ft are now a fixed fkot among us an organized political body. embracing the worst elements of our for eign population (at least so far as it can be seduced into inch a, suicidal course,) and the feckless, demagogues" who heretoforo have marshalled tho foreign vote' in tho much abused name of tho Democracy The change of position politicallyj will leavo things about tho samo as before so far as foreign voters are concerned ; though wc think tho sober reflecting order-loving nat uralized citizens, when they scu the tend ency of this scparution lroru tbo native population ; when they reflect that tho Auicricun party is but a legitimate conse quence of their exclusive course heretoforo -'-leading: iu-onr cities, to violence . and corruption will hesitate beforo thev con clude to lend themselves to tho formation of a 'foreign party in opposition to the 'American' element. Their exclusivcness has already produced mischief imourk both to themselves and to tho country. It is time thoy began to look to os m the future. There enn bo no mistake as to the organ- ization of secret societies all over tho coun try, especially at the West, under the pat ronage of the General Government.-' In this State, Gen. Joel W. Wilson, of Tif fin, is i ho President of the order. We have the names of all tho officers of the 'Grand Council,' but deem it only necessa ry at present to dwell on the ireneral f.iM. At Washington, the Post Master general, a Roman Catholic, taking tho ennon der his patronage; and this J0hnM, who is a cieri, at ashington, . ,s maintained at mo expense of the people, f0 collate the correspondctico aud elaborate the faet. gathered from different try a work he is well qualified for, if ho can bo kept sober and under control. T7 j vi iiv vvuu is placed at Washington for reasons which will strike any one on a momr' nn,iA. cration : he there can bo furnished wifli pnntiug, stationery, ant) franh, to any extent. These secret organizations are no new thing in this state. The Mi.oml " ,u"j vmcmnau, wi 1 soon do lorgotton by the 'Democracy,' or such of them as had tho independence to opposo themselves to its behests. Tho leav en, we find, is yet working.--Ohio Slate Journal. THE TESTIMONY. 'TIlO Societv of Sair NiM.Ja i. t j b ........-, u, niiicii i belonir. is not nnlitiVoi .n.i 1 , o, -- - ! .uu unii (joining 10 do with polities.' Lnt Un f Tt-.. , .....i...vt vj uuuiies. put,.,:,,, in tue statesman, March 13. e understand the 'Sag Nichts they are an organization simply to follow in the trail of tho Know Nothings simply to 'worry them,' find out their secrets, and expose them to open daylight.' Ohio Statct man, March 9. Art. J!. The Seal of this OrJer shall bo one and a half inches in diameter, with American eagle in the centre, rays sur rounding it, and around the rays of tho words, 'Grand Republican Council of Ohio. Constitutwn of the Sag Xichhat pullish. td in Cincinnati. Now, which aro we to bolicre this missionary, Mr. Johnis, from Washing-, ton. or tho Stateman, oackod by the pub lished constitution? Wo are inclined to give credence to tho testimony of the lat ter, for two reasons-first, because it ia themoH respectable; and, gecondly, be-' cause we know it to be substantially true from other tostimony not questionable, so far at least as the political character of the Order is concerned. This Jobnes, it seems, is an unsafe In strument. He got drunk and mis.ed fire at Mansfield ; and now, at Washington, ho goes to tho other extreme, and denies too much. The witness should have been bet ter drilled Oho State Journal. WHO HE 18. Tho American Times. fTCn-v-.ii- x . Hum ennn-A. .1. . O o ..nncn uio query as to who will be 'Sam' evidently expects a mighty man for nnnntn. the' Tho leader of that It" .... .1 n i ui . . "'""v'ojoi uucnosea. cut doubt not. fopr nni;;:... ... . cj i viaun -quacks pretenders, ambition asses .and scheming demagogues, doubt nnr..Sm..l :n . 6 ' aright. There shall a man be found full of the spirit which is national, progressive ' eonservat,ve-a man who never sold his ' birthright for party pottage-a man wLose interests lie neither locally North dor South : -who stands on the broad pl.,form or IJnmn of the States f,,r tho Independence ' ' for tue deeds ho has done, not for the1' word, he uuers-a man whose mind shall' grasp tho destiny -of hi iinilntrB ' .1.1 ' i band shall be . toady enough to' guide r.-t,.. JU CnS,s ot the world, and of his natmn, demands a strong hand at th, holm.. There is damrer m. T . mere i a storm lowering on the !l0riZ0nV ed - " ! and w euH comc. there must be that at th head of our affair, who shall U competent in his irr.ni . . , . w I - -o- okuuon. Atromen- dous ro,pons,b,lty rest, upon the American ' party m the choice of their Presideotiah' candidate of 1856. Their action mT in volvoa train of consequences, -which shall" WOrk immeimiriiViT rn.l . . ------.- mm io tneland whioh they love. '. Mav thV.....v. .. f; . ' , ' pronn. ccy jiiiwisdmn remain with' our Samtwl' " ohosotl' a now1 leador for Our 'nation! " ;'1 ;'i:0u?,?,)ow M maU i,,nmer . hut ? pnlW ofif,, ,; Sprin; '