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THE AMERICAN PLATFORM. f ;?. . - , ; i AVe have heard much of the political platforms of the present day. Of late it has been repeatedly charged that the platform of tho Americans is built and kept in se cret To show conclusively how utterly groundless this charge is, we submit in this article a programme of American princi ples, which actually embraces everything essential in the American platform. JVoBe but Americans to rule America; The Union must be preserved; No foreign interference in American affairs; Inviola bility . of national treaties ; No Uuion of Church and State; Personal morality in dispensable to office ; An open Bible iti all publio schools; Thorough reform of the naturalization laws; A capitation tax to exclude foreign paupers; No appointment of foreigners on diplomatic posts, A just tariff on imported luxuries ; In all necessi ties free trade; Strict economy iu the gov ernment. . This is tho American platform!' This is the platform on whioh tho Americans are building up the hopes and destinies of America. ' Never was there a platform of principles more sound or more glorious; and never was there one reared in a more event ful time than this. The well nigh mi raculous progress of the United States, the marshalling of the hosts of Europe in arms, the startling revolutions iu Asia, and tho Btcady march of civilization on the continent of Africa, all unite to hold forth the nation of the earth in aspect of ex citement, agitation, and reform suohas they never presented before. . Well may wo, as Americans, say, at such a time as this, " It is good for us to be here.". .. , ,; O America! happy now is the true Amer ican that was born in thee 1 ' The hour has already come when Americans are made proudly conscious that their country is po sessed of inherent elements of greatness far superior to those of any other power on the face of the globe. The great question now arises, How is this inherent superiority of America to be maintained ? We answer, By maintaining America purely American. Yes; if we would preserve the true greatness of Ame rica unimpaired, for ourselves and for our children, wo must preserve her as sho should be American in every part intact and inviolate. America must be kept Ame rican in her elective franchise, in her con stitution, in her legislation, in her religion, n her agriculture, her commerce, her man ufacturcs, and her internal improvements; in her social walks, her schools of learning, her public press; in her science, her lite rature, and her art. In suoh Americanism as this there is, there ean be, nothing exclusive or illiberal nothing sectarian or unjust. The Ame ricanism we thus hold dearer than life is 'confirmation strong as proofs of holy writ" to the judicious practico of tho be nevolent sentiment that America always has' been, is now, and ever should be, the asylum of the oppressed. For well does the American know that tho only suro way to continue America the refuge of the down-trodden of the nations is to continue her free from the control of all the elements by which those nations have been trodden down. This is self-evident. 1 Is America indeed to be. the light of the world? Then must she trim the lamp of hor destiny with "her own hands. Is Ame rica to bo the salt of the earth ? Then must she hold forever pure the savor of her birthright. She must not hide her Ame ricanism under a bushel, nor sell her inheri tance for a mess of pottage. The sons of tho men and tho daughters of the women who first lit the vestal flame of liberty on these distant shores must be her chief counsellors in all her high places; and the tup wherewith she pledges her faith to the world must be the cup of Jacob, and not of Esau. Sho must bo a living epiitlo of virtue, breathing, speaking Americanism, , known and read among all men. On all hqr banners, on all her escutcheons, on all her icmples dedicated to freedom, educa tion, and religion, clustering among the; tars and rolling along the stripes of her national ensign, must shino forth the dec laration, "None but Americans shall rule America!'.' ;. - , ;,' t . , . y That sublime sentiment, already ' em balmed in the blood of American martyrs, must be oponly, boI31yf and forever pro- claimed. 1 It moves as steadily to the im pulses of the Americau.beartas the needle moves to the polo. Lot it go forth, then, through the loogth and breadth of the land. Let it be published from the house-tops. Let it be read, as waa'thfr Bnered law of old, in tho market-places of the people. It is with us no new-fangled doctrine; no latter-day article, of faith; iiq ehsveulh hour plank iu the platform; no modern shibboleth on the brink of victory.' -! We rejoice, yea, and we will rejoice, in tho onward inarch of thatgreat sentiment, let who will embrace it, and let who will oppose. i There it stands, in all its original grandeur and beauty, TJie tinsel of flat tery and the insignia of power annot add one cubit to its glorious stature ; nor can slander and envy, malice and revenge, mar its' fair proportions," nor move it from its deep foundations. vAs Americans, all our dearest memories of the past, all our best enjoyments of tho present, all our cherish ed hopes of the future, are garnered up in this. " The sons of America are fit to rule their own country ; and by the help of Al mighty God, they will rule it to the end of time. .- ! " "Tell our invaders this; and tell them too, We seek no change; and least of all, such change As they would bring us " The scntiraeut we thus advocate is en shrined at tho foundations of our Union. It is ingrafted with the sovereignty of the states. It will forever keep foreign inter mcddlcrs from damaging the governing powers of this continent. The spirit that guides it will preserve inviolate all our treaties with other nations, and thereby prevent all lawless expeditions, and a too great expansion of our territory. Actua ted by this sentiment, the church and the state must forever be kept asunder ; while none but thdso who have personal probity, as well as intelligence, can control the councils of the nation. The sacred vol ume, without note or comment, will speak its sweet words of instructions and warn ing within the walls of the school room, where the children of the rich and the poor meet together on equal terms. The ballot box, the grand palladium of our lib erties, will be guarded from the profane touch of ignorance, bribery, and corrup tion ; the foreign pauper and alien crimi nal cannot burden our poorhouscs with tax es, and fill our prison cells with felons; our relations with other powers will not be in volved by abrupt repulses on the one hand, and entangling alliances on the other; American labor will be fairly protected against all unfair foreign competition ; our excessive importations will cease; our do mestio products will be fostered, adminis trative extravagance, that bane of republics, will come to an end, and, to crown the whole, American presidents, with Ameri can cabinets, and an American Congress, will unite their counsels and put forth their patriotic labors to hand down unimpaired to posterity our broad inheritance an in heritance purchased at the costly sacrifice of the blood of our fathers. In view of such momentous things as these, who would not be an American ? an American by birth not only, but, in every sense, an American in heart and soul an American in faith and in practice ? And if we would come fully up to this high standard, there s i still a vast work be fore us. ' It is no less a work than that of infusing anew tho patriotic current into the hearts of the masses of our countrymen. We must kindle afresh the altar fires that yet bum among the ashes of our heroic dead. This spirit of patriotism is the Fpirit, and the only spirit, that should be in voked to direct the affairs of our rcpuh lie. This is the spirit that forever lived, and moved, and had its being in the great heart of WASHINGTON It is this spirit, and this alone, that can ride the whirlwind and guide the storm of sectional strife and party conflict. This is the spirit that must and will be obeyed when it says to the north, Give up, and to the South, .Keep not hack ; that can band us together like brothers, as it were, in a moment, for tho common defence against tho common enemy; and that, by the po- tency of a peaceful, prosperous, industrious and upright example, can make America what Heaven designs her to be the light and glory of the world. But is there nothing in all this to inter fere with the mission of America as the almoner of bounty to tho nations ? No ! emphatically no ! America, under the ex elusive rule of Americans, must still be the home of the stranger and the pilgrim from among the suffering nations. She stands at tho portals of her ample doors thrown back on their hinges from the At. lantic to the Pacific, from the Lakes to the Gulf, and beckons the outcast wanderer free from crime, and willing to labor, to enter in, and eat, and drink and rest. Sh invites all, under regulations she hersc has made, to plant and sow, to reap and harvest, her fruitful furrows. She signs the barks of lawful commerce to sail upon her teeming waters, and bear her products at a just prioe, to all nations of the earth She opens the mines of her hidden treas ures to the Virtuous children of toil. She marries her watercourses to the dashin wheel, and lights up her factories, like bri dal chambers, to tho inusio of the dancing loom. She spreads the wings of her eagle. as he floats along the sky, whero the sparks of the forge and the smoke of the furnace ascend in the air. Sho utters her voice, from one end of her inheritance to the other, in tue tnunaers of the railway train. Mie steps across her splendid rivers on the sum mits of triumphal arches. Sho carvos out her' turreted cities from tho. very heart of her primeval forests. She wakens tho echoes of the boatman's horn amid the si lence of her mountain gorges, and tunes the rude whistle of the ploughboy along tho slopes of her verdant valleys. , This is America our own united," beloved, inde pendent America ! This may she ever be the daughter of tho revolution, the bride of liberty, the mother of - nations. But let it uever be forgotten that, with 1 this, ours is an American country.' .; It is American by discovery and settlement ; by purchase and conquest; by inheritance and government. America welcomes tho strauger to her, domain as a guest, not to be her ruler. If the foreigner from abroad, unites with the sous of the soil of Ameri ca to develop her resources, to increase her wealth, to extend her republican glory, it liould be enough for him that he shares in the grcnt and lasting benefits she confers upon him ; that he is protected in his per son, guarantied in his property, and guard ed in his rights against all the tyrants that would oppress him. What more can the foreigner justly ask? .But let him ask moio cr lea, he may rest forever assured that America will always keep her own honor in her own hands. She never will confido the ark of her liberties to the caro of strangers. What the Irishman does in reland, what the Englishman does in Eng- and, what tho Frenchman does in France, what every native 'recipient of power docs in the land of his birth, the American docs, and docs rightly, in America. When the upright foreigner has resided in Ame rica twenty-one years; when ho has care fully studdied for that length of tirno our form of government, and the practical workin of our democratio ' institutions ; when he has thus witnessed the operations of onr laws, learned to prize, at its true worth, our system of universal education and entire toleration in religion ; when he has washed away, at this free" fountain open ed in the wilderness, every alien prejudice, every extraneeus alliance, every vestige of devotion to kingly rule and papal suprema cy then, but not till then, is he qualified to assume the high position of an Ameri can elector. America owes it not only to herself, but to the exile, too, that she should hold in her own grasp the covenants of her power. Our country is well called the home of the ppressed, not the stronghold of outlaws, t is the house of the pilgrim and the wan derer, not the castle where the malcontents may concoct their schemes of war. It is the field for honest enterprise, for peace ful labor, for virtuous repose, not the pyro technic laboratory where masked engineers, skilled in their foreign plots against foreign tyrants, may manufacture their wild torpe does, and launch their infernal machines. Are wo enemies of the fureigner because we tell him these vital truths ? No ; we are his friends. Thev are his enemies, and his . worst enemies, too, who flatter that they may use him; who cajolo that they may control him; and who, while theyack- er him all over with honeyed words in pub ic, sneer at him m secret, and having em ployed him for their selfish and slavish purposes," are the very first to cast him away, les; it is the Americanism of Ame rica that must make her a real blessing to other natious. It is only by keeping her self purely, intensely, strongly American that America can do her high part towards the final destruction of tyranny, and the redemption of the world. Heed us well, O foreign brother ! and be not angry with us that we would guard the sanctuary and shrine of our destiny. It is for your good as well as ours that we thus rear aloft the standard of a living na tionality. Let that standard be borne above you by American arms, and you will be safe, prosperous, and happy. Strive to bear up its glorious folds in your unprac tised hands, or, worst of all, seek to era. blazon upon them any imported insignia of superstition and wildfire, and instantly you meet the fate of tho profane wretch" who fell dead in his mad attempt to steady the ark of God. For we remember the farewell words of Washington, our father, when he sa id'Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence the jealousy of a free peoplo must ever be awake." Here, then, at tho portals of Washing ton s tomb, we rest the American platform . . For the True American. " . "Andy Stewart'i War" Ma. Editor. The "Union of yester day (Monday) evenin g contains on article under the ominous head of "look to tho consoqupttpp ;" in which the redoubtable editor makes known to a "gaping world" some astounding results which must neces sarily follow the suocess of the "American Party' -His very extraordinary astuteness has enable jjhitn to tear the veil from the future, arid in a spirit of prophecy foretell the coming of "wars and rumors of wars." No doubt this very alio article has cost J'Andy" innumerable night sweats, v We have wondered for several days why it was that he has looked so wise ; little dreaming of the '''workings of that mighty brain ;", from .which was to spring a "paper mis sive" before which'Young America" must bend its towering head. "Andy" has set his wits to work and by means of tho Bulc of three has figured out a result, which he seems to think is enough to frighten all good citizens from the ranks of a party that thought they could find a belter man than '.'Andy" to represent them in the Halls of Congress. Fe has labored through two columns in his futile attempt to show the calamities that will fall upon the nation should the American principles be carried out. Tho poor fellow is on nettles for fear the Indians and Negroes will join with the for eigners and catholics and assert their rights by the forco of arms. , Now "Andy," we think that what little wit "dame nature" bestowed on you, must have been unkind enough to desert you in time of need or you would not have been so obtuse as to put this chimera of yours upon paper for tho publio to read. You ought to know "Andy," that if the Negroes could stand the Democratio rule under which the fa mous Nebraska bill became a law ; or if they could submit to the fugitive slave law of the Whig parly ; that there is but lit tle danger of their rebelling against the American party even if they should forbid foreigners and catholics to make their laws. Neither can we see in what way the Indi ans will be injured, by the demolition of tho Whig and Democratio parties. Cer tainly they ore under no very great obli gations to either of them ; for they have never been such "pets" with tho "old fo gies'" that they arc in gratiude bound to dig up the hatchet in their defence. These two classes compose one half of those before whose "angry breath" the Uuion bakes like a leaf in the winoY You had better try it again 'Andy," and now that you have realicved yiurself of this 'ridicu- ous mouse.'' We hope that you will feel better, and calculate or little closor the next time. ,'' "ONE." Mr. Editor : We had thought that a nights rest would have quieted "Andy's" nerves ; but he appears as pugnacious as ever. It is likely that the result of the cction on Monday did not have a sopor ific effect on his system. Well "Andy" tho people will have it io and you had bet ter not fret yourself about it. How does it come "Andy" that you havo changed your opinion about tho Know Nothings ? Some-time ago you seemed to think that ey had run their raco ; but now you say that "these results did not disappoint you. You think the "tide will ebb by and by" do you? Well if it does you will havo some company ; for you need not fear that any of them will be left higher or dryer than "por Andy." ONE. We felt a little extra interest in the result of the election in Wayne Township, as thero was a question of veracity involved iu the issue in that township. The editor of the Union is respectfully refered to the action of last Monday for a reply to certain scur- ilous references contained in his sheet in regard to sundry gentlemen in that Town ship. But the Editor of the Union says; in his paper of the 8d inst., th-'se results do tfot disappoint us. How does the state ment correspond with the assertion of the Editor of the Union some few days since in regard to this matter? But wo wi! not press tho question. " , ' ' ' ' J6SS" We have attended the Temperance panrama, of Large & Anderson during thei stay in this place ; and havo been highly gratified with their exhibition. Its char acter is such as to make a deep and lasting impression upon all who sec it: and 6 think it is calculated to aid the Temperance cause very much. The; go from here, to Cadiz; where we hope they may have large audiences for they certainly deserve ulation not exceeding 8,200,000 free white persons found themselves in possession of a territory of near 1,000,000 square miles in extent, being a fraction over three in habitants to the square mile." Qf this ex tent of country, more than 380,000 square mites, which has since been formed into seven State's and a portion of one territory was an 'uubroken wilderness. The title and jurisdiction to this wero in tho United States. ' Thus situated the United States devised a system of subdivision of the publio lands into Townships of six miles square, which were again subdivided itito Sections of one mile' square. - This sys tem, witn a few exceptions, principally in Ohio, has been' carried out. As a part of this system one section, section sixteen, in each Township, being one-thirty-sixth part of all the public lands, was set opart and devoted as a fund forever for tlie se of the inhabitants of Vie Township, for the education of the youth. Congress has since granted equivalent quantities for the benefit of those districts of Ohio not in cluded in this system of surveys, so that one-thirty-sixth part of the landed surface of Ohio has thus in the most rolemn man ner been devoted to the moral and intel lectual culture of the successive rising generations forever. Ohio is one of the seven States before referred to, and its area is about 40,000 square miles. This will give about 700, 000 acres of school hinds in the State. As a perpetuity of leasehold estates is con trary to the genius of our institutions and greatly retards the substantial and perma nent improvement of the country, many of thoso sections and other lauds given in lieu of them have been sold and tho pro ceeds loaned to the State as an irredeem able fund on which tho State pays an an nual interest of six rer cent to the town ship to which the land belonged. By the operation of tho laws now in forco all these lands will bo sold and the proceeds be so invested. The fund now amounts to about $2,000,000 on which an annual interest of $120,000 or near it, was paid in 1854. This fund and the interest up on it arc constantly increasing. . By a ju dicious management of tho sales of these lands this fund might swell to seven or eight millions of dollars and the annual in terest to half a million of dollars. This interest is raised by a general tax, which forms the first item of tax levied for school purposes. There was also levied upon the grand list for the year 1854 for school purposes one and- six-tenths mills on the dollar. This on a grand list of 8750,000,000 probably not far from tho available amount would givo a school fund of... $1,200,000. Interest on irredeemable fund. ..$120,000. Probable amount of special tax es for school houses and for prolonging schools $180,000. doned and spurned by the virtuous, moral and orderly portion of community; his reputation gone, patronage immolumcnts, and offhie ceases; sympathy he need not look fprj for to the abandoned,, this world i3 a hard taskmaster. By deep and abid ing repentance, the libertine may regain some friends,' but still the eensorious will mistrust him. nis past enjoyment with his paramour will be but aa the fire" of to phet to his troubled conscience, ever re minding him of the loss of a wife's affec tion, and of his children's disgraco. , "O that men were wise,' that they would but consider their latter end." "Then "would peace and happiness flow as a river,'' in that family, where virtue and constancy are enthroned.' ',;-! .. v, V "Let thy fountain be blessed ; and re joice with the wife of thy youth ; let her be as the loving hind and as the pleasant roc ; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times, and be thou ravished always with her love," is the advice of him whoso experience was greater than that of any other man ; in whose warning voico, still speaks to the simple to beware of the "strange women," "from the stranger which flattcreth with her word ;" in her pursuit of a victim, "she is loud and stubborn ; her feet abide not in her house, now she is without now in the streets, and lieth iu wait at every corner." "She . caught him, and kissed him and with an impudent face, said unto' him, those peaco offerings with mo ; this day have I paid my vows, therefore came I forth to meet thee ;" with her much fair speech she caused him to yield ; with the flattering of her lips, she forced him. He goeth after her straight way, as oil ox goeth to tho slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks ;. till a dart strikes through his liver; as a bird hastcth to the snare, and kuowcth not that it is for his life." "Let not thy heart decline to her ways, go not estray in her paths', for she has cast down many wounded, yea, many strong men havo been slain by her ; her house is the way to hell, going down to the cham bers of death." A. v Albany, April 4. The temperance bill passed the Scnato last night, 21 to 11. For the True American. In this number I propose to treat of the School taxes. It would be a very lean, meagre and unsatisfactory view of the sub ject, merely to state tho amount of taxes evicd now in Ohio for 'tho purposes of education on the other hand, it would exceed tho means at my command to en ter as fully into the subject as its impor tance demands. ( It would also exceed the demands upon your space to which I have iiuitcd myself. I shall therefore confine myself to the system of common schools. Education is in every respect tho foun dation of a successful popular government. It includes moral as well as intellectual culture, nistory abundantly proves that a highly scientific age may be the volunta ry slave of the most arbitrary and irrc sponsible despotism. This is equally proved of individuals and of whole na tions. On the othef hand, no. educated peoplo has ever within the range of history, ex cept by tho resistless force of external pressure, surrendered the control of its affairs to other than its own voluntarily se lected and responsible agents. , The great men of our revolutionary pe-. riod, originated no new doctrines upon this subject, for they had been trained in the U-ery vestibule of its hallowed temple. As the wide horizon of the futuro expanded beforo them they found the elementary principles of the system in which tliey had been' trained comprehensive enough to include the whole field without change or modification. . . .;? '. " '." In providing therefore for tho futuro, education formed a prominent figure in the foreground of the system, ; At the adoption of the Constitution of the, Uni ted States the country found itself the possessor of a patrimony such as never fell to the lot of any people since tho days of Pelcg two hundrod and fifty yearg after tho flood when the ", earth was Vdevided amongst its then few heads of families, Total of school taxes for '54.. .$1,500,000. Tho above sums levied in 1854 are for the service of the year 1855. According to the census of 1850 tho white population in 1855 between the ages of five and twenty years cannot be far from 850,000. Tho above fund will then give about one dollar and seventy- five cents for each child of a suitablo ago to attend school, and under a well digest ed system of common schools should be sufficient to banish ignorance of the com mon branches of education from the rising generations if persevered in. In 1849 tho whole amount distributed for the use of schools except tho sums raised by town ship and district taxes was $293,317 Tho amounts raised by township and dis trict taxes that year was no doubt large, but I have no means of evon conjecturing the amount. In both years there is to bo added the rents received from unsold school lands. AN OBSERVER. inn - Boasting. Columbus. The Know Nothings elect ed their Mayor in the State Capitol by 83 mafority. Last fall their majority was 411 democratic gain 328. That will do for six months. The democratic vote was the largest ever cast at a city election. Daily Union, Ajril4lh, If our memory is not at fault, there is about as much imagination in tho above as in any thing we havo yet seen latterly. Last fall the Know Nothings supported candidates put in nomination by the other parties and of course tho majority above re ferred to, wss the result of a combined action. Now they run against a union ticket composed about equally of whigs and democrats and headed "Anti-Know Nothing Ticket," and yet they carried their whole ticket triumphantly, except one councilman in the German ward, the only ward in the city which did not give a Know Nothing majority. Such is this boasted gain. Surely this is "whistling through a grave-yard to keep up couage." 8am Successful in Wayne. , ."..'.. . f... . -t-- . . ' , 2. Baoan. A few weeks since we in formed you that our Order in Wayne Tp. had not suffered much by desertions, and . intimated that at the proper time we could , produce convincing evidence of the truth of our statement. Last Monday evening on examining the ballot-box, its contents ex hibited the proof to which wfl had refer ence. - The whole American ticket, except two supervisors of roach, was elected by a very handsome majority about two to ono-this showing thf most, increeuloua that Sam had ; been" '-'about." ( The old "red eyo'' opposition, thought to win great honor by ( Concentrating more . than two thirds of their whole township force for the purpose of electing the keeper of a whisky doggery to the pffico of supervisor, but the watchful eyes of Sara detected' the pricks- -in time to spoil it.' What a signo tt'w umph it would have been if they could have elected oue of their true nice men to an office By the way their candidate most narrowly escaped going to the eounty jail for a gross violation of the liquor , hwji and as he is now standing on a very slip pery spot, he may yet slide off. before his sympathizing supporters are aware.of K Truly they havo fallen upon, bai;, times here and feel rather used up. , ' ,.' '?' Bloomingdalc, April 5th. WAYNE. ' . New Comeustoyv.n, April 3d. . Mr. Bagax:--I hasten to inform you of the total defeat of tho old Iron Heads, and the triumphant election pf the Amer ican ticket. Early iu the morning they brought out their nags and hrtd their ' whipcrs'on' tho ground, aod was sure of certain victory, but lo, and behold,' when ' the race was run, they were found want ing. Tho averago majority was twenty- five, this we consider a glorious victory when wo consider the great lengtft'of time' the old fogies have had the rulei ' " In Oxford Township, Coshocton counr ty, tho wholo American' ticket is elected by a very largo majority. The old Iron Heads did not know that they had any opposition in the field, until near evening, and when the vote was counted out, men were elected who did not know they were candidate's. 1 1 T. 'M. For the True American. THE LIBERTINE. How lost to every feeling of coujugal affection, and refined sensibility, is that man, who regards not his plighted vow of constancy and faithfulness, to the wife of his bosom; but seeks togratify his sensu al appetite in the embraco of strange wo men, lie ponders not upon his down- ward course ; nor, tho gulph to which he is hastening. With the artifice of the har lot, he too, thinks he can indulge in his licentiousness, unknown and unsuspected. How short-sighted tho man, and how de lusive tho hope. Can he hide himself from the All Seeing Eye? Wfere it so, can ho expect to escape the wife's penetra tion, who can read his inmost thoughts ? Will not his coldness, his neglect, and his uncalled for absence, betray him? But could he even escape all this, is there not a publio eye, that watches and reads every man's movements? ,. Will the' secret and assumed accidental meeting, pass unno ticed and unread? Will an interview at distant points, he unknown and the con; necting circumstances untraced, and the incongruity, not noted? "If the guilty can not escape the All seeing eye of Jehovah, the publiceye, and the wife's scrutiny, and if (conscience yet has a lodgement in his heart, how poignant must be the foci ing of that man, upon being publicly ex posed as an adulterer? lost to the affection of his wife, to. that of his children, his family abandoned and disgraced. , She who once clung to him, as hor life, aban doned and made to weep in retirement, with no hope for happiness here, but lin gering secluded, with her offspring, (un important to Postmasters and the Pnb , lie. . In addition to the official notio of the Post master General on tho subject, it may help to disseminate tho information if we call special attention to the law just passed by Congress, modifying the rates of pos tage, particularly to those provisions re quiring that all letters between places in tho United States, shall be from and after the 1st of April, 1855 prepaid by stamps or otherwise; and that from and after the 1st of January next, postmasters must place postage sta mps upon all prepaid letters upon which such stamps may not have been placed .by tho writers, or whioh may not be enclosed in stamp envelopes. From and after the first of April, 1855, the postage to be charged on each singlo letter for any distance in tho United Slates, not exceeding three thousand miles is three cents, and over three thousand miles ten cents. The law does not change the existing rates or regulations in regard to letters to or from Canada or other foreign countries, nor docs it effect the franking privilogo.r- Tho provisions in regard to the registra tion of valuable letters will be carried into effect, and spcoial instructions issued to postmasters on the subject as soon os the necessary blanks can be prepared and dis tributcd. National Intelligencer. prisoned a it were) from publio gaze The United States in 1789 with a pop-! while he, an outcast upon society, is aban'- Good Advick. Girls, let us tell you a stubborn truth.. No young woman, ever looked so well to a sensible, man, as when dressed in a neat, plain, modest , attire, without a single ornament about her per son. ' She, looks then as. though she pos sessed worth in herself, and needed no ar tificial rigging to enhanco her value. If a young woman would spend as mucli time in cultivating her mind, training her tern per, and cherishing kindnecs, , meekness mercy, and other good qualities, as most o them do in extra dress and ornaments, to increase their personal oharms, she', would at a glance, bo known among a thousand. Her character would be read in her ooun tenance..- -. ;,. .- Cincinnati, March 8. It was found that a ballot box in the 1 2th ward con tained 50 mord tickets than there were names on the poll books, whereupon one of tho Judges insisted on throwing out thd eutire vote, but the others would not agreo. Meanwhile, a body of men entered the room . and took tho box containing the tickets forcibly from them, and burut the ballots nnd tally sheets in the open streets Thus, tho vote of the lllh and 12th wards wore disposed of, uud the remak ing wards give Taylor 447 majority.' The American party contend that a ' largo amount of illegal voting was done. It i reported that Taylor, will not accept thu office under existing circumstances. SECOND DISPATCH. 9 o'clock at night. Tho most in tense excitement prevails. ' The cannon taken from tho Germans yesterday by thf Americans, was quietly conveyed from the publio binding this afternoon by the form er, and an immenso number of people are now assembled in 5th street, market space. They havo sent a committee f tho caii- non to Freeuian s Hall, over tho canal, and have resolved, if not delivered forth with, to go and tako it. This they will at tempt to do, iu which case there will ba a serious riot." ' - ' ... . THIRD DESl'ATCH. 4 t .?. Excitement increasing. ' The Germans refused to give up tho cannon, and fight ing re-commenced over tho canal, and it is reported that several have been killed. The Germans are mostly armed, and havo fortified themselves in their houses. - The Americans are also well prepared. - The probability is that matters will be measur ably postponed until morning, when it is toped that the feeling will have somewhat subsided. ' - ' , i -. ; yOURTfl DISPATCH. '. ( April 4th, 9, A. ' M. Nothing , special transpired after my despatch lust night. 'This morning a crowd re-assembled in 5th steeet market spaoe," and the greatest ex citement was manifested. Tho military aro under arms and awaiting ord'ers. The-' Germans have agreed to deliver up the cannon at ten o clocj; if this agreement is complied with it may prevent collision. FIFTH DISPATCH. J ; " One o'clock, P. M. -No fighting td- day. The Germans delivered up the can non, but retained the wheels, i , Tho par ties are now quarreling about the latter. The military arc now under amis, and the indications are that the difficulties will ter minate without further bloodshed. i ! Ear AcnEEar ache may be relieved. by dropping a little sweet oil and laudan urn, warm, into the ear, and apply hot salt in flannel bags, so as to keep the narts con sianwy warm- . Cleveland, April 3. Castle, K. N, candidate for Mayor, was elected to-day by about 500 over ex-Gov. Wood .The K.tf.'i are victorious in Columbus, an theanti-K. N.'s in Toledo. . ,.f .. Syracuse, April 3. The cars which left Bingtiampton at 7 yesterday morning, did not reach here till half-past seven this morning, having encountered siow drifts from 12 to, 15 feet V'-'Z-l; ! ' ' PnrsnuRtf, April 4 noon., Rivcf I feet 7 inche?,' aud falling weather" cleat and" mild." " "l " '''' ' ' ' -: ;"