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Z. BAOAIT, Editor, WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 18.15. THE TRUE AMERICAN- Tn Tnwi AmtHiOAit is published every If ednosihiy, in SUulwnville, JefTiron county, Ohio, by P. b. Cos, aud edited by Z. 1Ug!(, on thu following term:- ' . Ona vwf. Invariably in- advance. $3,00 'tkMM OF ADVERTISING. Ono square 13 linen or less. 3 weeks or lew $1,03 l'ory subiequpnl insertion, Una square Uiree mourns Ono iquart nix mtmtliK, On ftqunreune yea On fuorih column per year, Ono third column pT year, Ono half column per year, One column per year, Prr.frSBir.nal and business cardi per year 2,50 5,00 S.UO 13,00 20,00 30,00 50,00 5,00 . When there i no contract maaen ami in-, mini 1 b-r of insertions is not marked on the cardi or advortiticmmiis at the time they arc hiuidcd in . . . . - , .i for rflililication. thev will us con mucU in until f hfy are ordered out, and charged by the square, . r ' ' . , . , . .. ... EE? UBLIC AN STATE TICKET. TOR GOVERNOR : SALMON P. CHASH, of Hamilton. toa LIEUT, governor; THOMAS H. FORD, of Richland. FOR AUDITOR OF sfkTE I FRANK M. WIUGHT, of Champaign. for becrktaUy op state : JAMES II. BAKER, of Ross, voit treasurer of state : WILLIAM II. GIBSON, of Seneca. FOR JUDGE OP TI1E SUl'imiE court : (For the Full T&m,) JACOB BMNKEUHOFF, of Richland. (Fr tht Vacancy.) CHAS. C CONVERS, of Muskingum. for attorney gexeral: F. D. KIMBALL, of Medina. FOR MEMlJKR 01? BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS: ALE CONOVEK, of M una. THE AMERICAN PARTY OF OHIO. At the Annual Session of the State Council, held" in Cleveland, Jmio 5th, 1855, the follow ing Platform of Principle as pxprcsnive of the lientimentof the Order in this Slate, was adopt ed and ordered to be published to the World vertlA Bignture3 of Umomcers: We proclaim to tfie world the following PRINCIPLES OF THE AMERICAN PARTY OF OHIO. I. The nnliuiited freedom of Religion dis connected with politics hostility to ecclesias tical influtwces upon the affairs of government equality of rights to all naturalized Emi grants who are thoroughly Americanized, and owe no temporal allegiance, by rtaou of their religion higher than that to the Constitution. II. No interference with the rights of citi zenship aleady acquired by Foreigners, and the protection of law to all who honestly emi irratc irom lOvo 01 uueiLv ; umiiiciiw''"'""! ,1. i.aiinera and felons, and a refusal to exioiiU the right of suffrage to nil who come hereafter until they shall hive resided 21 years in the United Slates ana compueu wmi me naturalization Laws. , III. Opposition to all politic' organizations composed "exclusively of Foreigners, and to Foreign Military Companies, and to all attempts to exclude the Biblo irom Schools supported by Oin irnvprnmnnt." IV. Slavery is local not national : we op . . r ..... I,..h;i,..iiu nt.il pose its extension in miy m n-n .., the increase of its political power by the ad mission into the Union of any Slave Sta'e or otherwise; urd wo demand of the General Gov ernment an immedialo redress ot tho great wrongs which have been inflicted upon the cause of Freedom and the American character by the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, and the introduction of Slavery inlo Kansas in vio lation of buff by the force of arms, and the de struction tSahe elective franchise. V. In humble imitation of the wisdom of Washington, we oppose all intervention iu the affairs ot Foreign Stales j yet on all proper oc casion, we will not withhold our sympathy from any people aspiring to be free. VI. We support American Industry. and ge nius against the adverse policy of Foreign na tions aud facilities to internal and external coromcrco by the improvement of rivers and harbors and "the construction of national roads nniting'tha various sections of the Union. VII. The Union of these States should bo made perpetual by afaithful allegiance tojthe Constitution. VIII. In State policy we zealously advocate Retrenchment and Reform a modification of the present opressive system of Taxation and a liberal system of Public Schools. TII03. SPOON. Ell, President, Jon B. Rles, Secretary. The Distracted Party. It is said to be a favorite theory of the homcopathists, that that which will cause a disease, will also effect its cure. The hunker politicians seem to think that this theory holds good not only in the boJy humttn, but also in tho body politic. To heal division and wrangling amon them selves, they crjutinuo busy trying U) sow seeds of discord among the friends of Freedom aud true Anicr$n interests. In this case however, it Would appear that if the theory is corroct, the practice is bad. For while they can effect no harm among u.3, domestic feuds and internal wars rage among their own ranks. Gentlemen, Fettle your own quarrels first. Aud as a little scriptural consolation .may be of service to the distracted, quar reling and expiring administration party ; and as it is said that the llomish church and priests do not admit tho free use of ihe Bible to the laicty, wo would respect fully submit to them the good advica in the following quotation : "And if an house be divided against itself, that houso cannot stand. And if .satan rine up against himself, and bo divi ded, he cannot stand, but hath an end." JgyOu last Saturday we had the pleas ore of paying a visit to Bloomficld. By pure accident and without any prc-onscrt-ci arrangement, Sam and some fifty or sixty of his boys were iu town, and all in fine epirits, pleased with the Republican State ticket, and determined to roll up a much larger majority than formcrally, in October for the American party. Wc would be thankful to Messrs. Gaston and Tappm, if they could make it convenient to pay Wayne Township another visit be tween this and the second Tuesday in Oc tober. There was ono fact noticed which we record with great pleasure there was not a man on the ground under tho influence of liquor, nor do wo belicvo there was one Urorj of ardent spirits tasted cither by Sam or one of his boys on that day; Very diff erent nideod from tnc state of a flairs when the Sag Nichta dominated in Wayne Town-fhip- Is Honker Democracy a Unit t The very same assertion which has been made by the Roman Priests, in relation to their Church, a thousand times iu contro versy with Frotestauts, has again and again been reiterated by stumpers and dema gogues in relation to the old Hunker Dem ocratic party, via : That it is a unit. This assertion was nti-le hi our hearing iu this citv the Other d;iv liv an usi.iranf. tn noliti. i l n.fm... f l.:, l:.L . 1 most violent onslaught was made at the American party upon the hypothesis that it is not a unit. Wo frankly acknowledge that there is not a perfect agreement amongst all members of the American par ty on all question? of State or National policy, but on the main points of policy - v 1 thorouhl v one Tint W ,lnr lutJ urc Hruiiniy one. Uut bow does the case stand with the old Democratic organization ? Is it true that that party is a unit ? Iu answer to this questibu we give below a resolution passed by the great Mass Democratic meeting held in New York City, aud a part of the resolutions adopted by the Democratic Convention of Pennsylvania, held oh the 4th inst. If our opponents covet such unanimity and will permit the Democratic masses, North and South, East aud West, to speak out, they will likely to be gratified to the heart's content. We quote from the Pennsylva nia Telegraph : NEW YORK DEMOCRATIC RESOLUTIONS. "Resolved, That we reiterate our opin ion formerly expressed, that to the course of the present administration are due all the disasters and defeats which the Demo oratic party has experienced for the past two years ; that the administration has iu sulttd and outraged the great national sen timent of the American people, and that the only safety of the democracy and of the whole country now lies in an uncc-ndi-tion repudiation of the administration, in the nomination fof President by the nest National Democratic Convention of some sound national man, well known to, and confided in by the country as such, and in the adoption of a plat for ai which shall fur nish further guarantees of the rights and interests of every portion of the Union, and which shall resist the agressions of Northern sectionalism upon the rights of the South, and restore tranquility to the . . . ,. whole nation." I'ENN. DEMOCRATIC RESOLUTIONS. "Jicsoh:td, That the Democratic party reiterate and re-assert their confidence in, and adherence to, the political creed pro mulgated by Thomas Jefferson, iu his first inaugural address, and practiced by Madi son, Monroe, Jackson, Van Buren, Pojk, and PIERCE,111 t'1011 administrations that those principles require no conceal ment, and that experience has fully deter mined their applicability to all the inter ests of the American people. RewUeil, That we have undiminished confidence iu the ability and integrity of Franklin Pierce, and his administration of the government of our country." It would be an easy matter to establish the existence of a worse state of things in our own Slate in tho bosom and at the very vitals of the old hunker party. One candidate for oflice coutradictiug, quarrel ing with, and bclieing another. One coun ty convention passing one string of reso lutions and another the opposite. The State Convention of '51 affirming one set of State resoIutRms, and its legitimate successor another set directly the reverse, and all this to gull and to grind the peopl A glorious unit this, indeed. Talk of uni ty, will you. A Plausible Reason. It has been suggested to us, that one causo of tho bitter hatred on the part of some men, to tho Know Nothings, arises from the fact, that the applications of some such men were rejected, aud they refused admission into the councils. This is said to apply to some of the loudest bawlers, most efficient actors, and offic e seekers in trie admiuistration party. This fact is also said to apply to some men who last fall were candidates for national and county offices, but who now attribute their defeat to tho Know Nothings. We do not pre sumo to charge this home upon those un fortunates tho public can draw their own inferences. But when we hear a man ranting against tho Kuow Nothings we cannot well resist the first thoughts, wosH he a candidate last fall or spring for Con gress or any other oflice ? or by what ma jority was his application for membership to one of those secret, midnight, oath bound councils, of which he now makes such a fuss, rejected ? No wonder they growl ! The ticket presented by the Columbus Convention of the 13th inst., appears to bo generally received with great approba- tion. lo bo sure, it cannot reasonably be expected that every man iu the state will be entirely satisfied j but we arc pleased to notice, that the enthusiasm which char acterised the proceedings at Columbus, has spread over the state, and thatt most of those who at first held off, have sincu turn ed in, thus leaving tho malcontents but few in number. From present indications, wo sb ill be disappointed if tho ticket at tho head of our columns docs not sweep Ohio with unprecedented majority, Chase, Ford, Brinkerhoff, etc., will so entirely lead tho van, that the hunker administra tion candidates will hardly be heard of. S3' Merrick, tho Nnow Nothing candi date, is elected Chief Justice of Louisiana. OHIO REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. Columbus, July 13, '55. Kcr. Edward Smith desired to submit a resolution. Objections were mado by several gentlemen. A motion to reconsid er the vote upon going on with nomina tions was made. This was followed by a motion to lay the motion on the table, and ! upou this a vote by counties was taken, aud resulted as follows : Ayes i ...157. Noes 210. So the convention refused to lay the motion on the table, and suspended the rules to allow Mr. Smith to read his reso lution. Mr. Smith said, he had been in this war ever since the first flint was picked and the first powder burnt. He was one of the oldest soldiers in this war, aud he in tended to remain to the end. This is the most important occasion that Ohio has seen for many years. Wc tire now ready for the harvest. Last year we did well. Last year wo had a sort of partnership. It should have been a party. New ele ments are now introduced, and tbey must be met. To conciliate these difficulties he had consented to be a delegate to this con vention. Since last year the Know-Nothing flemcnt has sprung up. Two names have been prominent before the people of Ohio. He had a profound respect for both Mr. Chase and Mr. Briukcrhoff. They are both members of the old liberty guard. He could vote for either, aud he ha said Jnd done nothing against either of them. After some other remarks in relation to the conflict between the friends of Mr. Chase and Brinkerhoff, he submit ted the following resolutions : WnEREAs, The result of the contest in Obiii' between the friends of Freedom add Slavery is of vastly moro cousequeuce to the people wo represent, to the country and to posterity than tho fate of men; and whereas, there scms to be a conflict of men merely, which threatens to destroy that harmony which ought to prevail in this body, aud put in jeopardy the success of great principles, therefore, liesulverf, That we, the representatives of the people of the State who are enlist ed in the cause of freedom, deem it expe dient to withdraw from tire canvass for the Gubernatorial candidacy tho names of tha Hon. Sulmon P. Chaso and tho Hon. Ja cob Brinkerhoff. Mr. Giddings replied : He thought tho proposition an extraordinary one. It has no precedent. Mr. Smith thought the Know-Nothings would defeat Mr. Chase. This is not so. They will support the ticket here nominated. Mr. G. then off ered as a substitute the following : Raolve.d, That all tho members of this Convention pledge themselves that, irre spective of all parties and political associ ations, wc will contribute our moral and political influence to sustain tho principles and nominees of this Convention. On motion, tho Convention laid tho res olutions and substitute on the table The Convention then passed a resolution to proceed to ballot for Governor. It was amended, by requiring all tho capdldates to abide by the result of the action of the Convention. Judge Spalding nominated Salmon P. Chasj of Hamilton. Gen. Young, of Miami, nominated Judge Swan, of Franklin. Judge Patterson nominated Jacob Brin kerhoff. llijam Griswold and Samuel F. Cary were also nominated. In each case the necessary pledges were given. The name of Mr. Brinkerhoff was with drawn. The Convention then proceeded to ballot for a candidal for Governcr. Tho coun ties were duly called, and the result was as follows : Salmon P. Chase 225 J. R. Swan 102 Hiram Griswo'd 42 Salmon P. Chase, having received a ma jority of all the votes, was duly declared the nominee of the Convention for Gov ernor. Tho announcement Was received with hearty applause by tho audience. A committee vJas then appointed to wait upon Mr. Chase, inform him of his nomination, and request his presence in the Convention. The Convention then proceeded to ballot for Lieut. Governor. Tho following gen tlcmen were nominated : Franklin T. Backus, of Cuyahoga; C. N. Olds, of Pickaway ; Hiram Griswold, of Cuyahoga; Wm. Lawrence, of Logan ; Tim H. Ford, of Richland, and Sam'l Stokely, of Jeff erson. The following was tho result of the first ballot : Ford 115 Backus G2 Olds 51 Lawrence 52 Griswold 47 Stokely.... 8 No choice. Mr. Chase having arrived, was intro duced to tho Convention by the President, and spoko as follows : Mr. President, and gentlemen of tie Con vention : I know full well that it is because of no merit or worth of mine that you have honored me with the nomination which has been announced to me by your com mittee, and it is this knowledge which ex ceedingly enhances roy sense of the honor conferred, and jthe responsibilities which it impeses Onio has many citizens bet ter fittod for the position in which you would place me, and better qualified to bear aloft the standard of Freedom during the approaching political contest. Con ceding, however, as I do most cheerfully, to others superior abilities and better judgements, I yield to no one in sincere devotion to the great principles which you have this day promulgated. On many public questions, now direct ly in issue, I have had occasion heretofore to express my opinions in various forms. Those opinions rcniaiu of record and un changed. On the great issues now before the peo ple, my opinions are expressed in the plat form you have this day adopted. Tho independence and sovereignty of the State, in her legislation and judiciary, must be asserted aud maintained. The spread of Slavery under all circum stances, and at all times, must be inflexi bly resisted. Slavery iu the Territories must be pro hibited by law.. On this point there is tho most pressing need of union and resolution. Kansas must be 6aved from Slavery by the voters of the Free States. It was my fortune' t-o bear some humble part in the memorable struggle which en sued in the repeal of the Missouri prohi bition. Upon that occasion, though among the most determined opponents of the Compromise of 1S50, I declared in my place that I was ready to stand shoulder to shoulder with the supporters of those Compromises now just interred by that vi olation of plighted faith, for the redress of that hist and greatest wrong. In this spirit I am prepared to act to day. Side ly side with all men who are willing to unite with me for the defence of Freedom, I am ready to contend to the last for the rescue of the Territories from Slavery. I would, do no injustice to tho Slave States. All rights guarantied to them by the constitution should be fully aud cheer fully conceded. Whatever can be consti tutionally done by the National Legisla ture to promote their progress and im provement, should be unhesitatingly and ungrudgingly done. We should insist only that, outside of Slave States, we shall not be responsible ' for the maintuinance of Slavery; and that the just and const itutioual influence of tho General Government shall bo exerted on the side of Liberty. The question of Slavery in the States may then bo safely left to the States them selves. The Humanity, tho Justice, the Wisdom of tho people will, I trust, so dis pose of it, that in the not far distant fu ture, a day will come when the Sun, in all his course over our broad land, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, shall not behold a slave. The Convention then proceeded to vote the secdnd time for Lieut. Governor. The following was the result. Messrs. Law rence and Stokely were withdrawn : Ford 22., Backus 55 Olds 13 Griswold 35 Mr. Ford was then declared the nomi nee of the Convention for Lieut. Governor. This announcement was received with much applause. A committee of three gentlemen was appointed to wait upon Mr. Ford, and request his attendance to ad dress the Convention. On motion of Mr. Cable, of Hamilton, the Convention, by a unanimous aud very hearty vote, nominated Hon. Jacob Brin kerhoff for Judge of the Supreme Court for the long tcrni. This was received with immense applause. Tho Convention then proceeded lo vote for a candidate for tho Supreme Court for tho short term. The following nomina tions Were then mado : Geo. Collings, John L. Green, Benj. S. Cowan, R. S. Harte, C. C. Convcrs, Woolsey Welles, 0. T. Fishback, S. Finch. Mr. Ford of Richland, was then intro duced. He said he was taken by surprise by this nomination. He had expected nothing, and no one was requested to an nounce his name. He was therefore to tally unprepared with a speech. But be promised that tho people of all sections of tho State should hear from him before the close of the campaigu. Ho had lately been placed in a position where he had seen the arrogance of the slave power, and bo was under contract to spend a bar rcl of sweat in tho work of rolling up a tremendous majority in Ohio for freedom and tho right. Mr. Brinkerhoff was then introduced, and made a sliort and stirring speech. Tho following was the result of the vote for Judge of tho Supreme Court, for the short term : Convcrs 119 Fishback 00 Cowcu 54 Finch .M Welles .Mi Green 18 . Ceilings 17 Hart 10 No choice. The Convention then pro ceeded to vote again for Supremo Court Judge. Several names wore withdrawn. The following was tho result of tho sec ond ballot : Convcrs .' 209 Tho other votes were not announced by the Chair. Judgo C. C. Couvors, of Muskingum, was then declared the nominee of the (Vn vention for candidate for Judge of ih Supreme Court, for the short term. The Convention then proceeded to vote, for Auditor of State, with the following result : Frank M. Wright 119 E. R. Eckley .74 Simeon Nash... 70 Horace Y. Beebe 59 W. B. Thrall... 9 J.W.Riley 4 .Roswcll Marsh... 5 There being no choice, the Convention proceedecd to vote a second time. Frank M. Wright of Champaign hav ing received 213 votes was declared duly nominated as the candidate of tho Con vention for Auditor of State. The Convention then proceeded to vote for Secretary of State. The following was the result : J. II. Baker 75 W. T. Bascom.K 03 L. L. Rice 70 OviattCole 35 N. II. Van Vorhcs 33 M. H. Kirby 30 N. W. Goodhue 25 J. R. Morton 20 W. B. Fairchild 12 No choice. The Convention then pro ceeded to ballot the second time with the following result : Baker 149 Rice 83 Bascom 48 Van Vorlios 41 Goodhue.... 28 Cole a 8 Kirby 4 No choice. Messrs. Bascom, Goodhue, Van Vorhes and Rice were withdrawn, when several counties changed their votes, nnd tho Convention nominated J. II. Ba ker of Ross as their candidate for Secre tary of State. Mr. Baker responded in a short speech, in which he promised to see and speak to the people during the campaign. The Convention then proceeded to fotc for Treasurer of State. The following waB the result : W. II. Gibson 149 A. P. Stone 90 James A. Briggs 51 Wm. Ilatton 3G D. W. Rhodes 18 W. P. Young 19 A. L. Brewer 9 No choice. The Convention proceeded to the secoud ballot, with tho following re sult : Gibson , 207 Stone 157 Rhodes 5 Wm. II. Gibson, of Seneca, was there fore declared the nominee of tho Conven tion as their candidate for Treasurer of State. Tjc Convention then proceeded to vote for candidates for Attorney General. The following is the result of the first ballot : F. D. Kimball 200 R. M. Corwinc 102 Wm. Windom 24 Scattering 10 F. D. Kimball, of Medina county, hav ing received a majority of votes, was de clared the nominee of the Convention for Attorney General. The nomination was unanimously coufirmcd. Tift Convention then proceeded to vote for Member of the Board of Public Works, with the following result : A. 0. Conovcr 90 Benj. Egglcston 04 Jos. Cable 00 Elihu Fallis 55 A. L. Frazer 39 Geo. B. Wright 2$ No choice. Tho Convention the pro ceeded to vote the second tune. Tho fol lowing was the result : Conovcr 199 Cable GO Fallis 49 Egglcston : 47 A. G. Conovcr, of Miami, having re ceived a majority of all tho votes, was de clared duly nominated as the candidate for the Board of Public Works. This closed the nominations. Mr. Gibson was called to tho stand, and made a most stirring and eloquent appeal Ho will be heard in every part of the Stato during the canvass. Mr. Kimball also addressod the Con vention briefly and eloquently. He thauk- cd the Convention for the honor conferred upon him, and pledged whatever of abili ty and energy he possessed to the advance tnent of the causo. Gen. Mason, of Clark county, moved that all the candidates to-day nominated bo unanimously confirmed by the delegates to the Convention. He prefaced it with some eminently patriotic remarks. Hm. B. F. Lcitcr seconded the motion in a brief and most happy speech. Ho hoped every thing like discord and differ ences would bo banished, and that all would unite with enthusiasm to give the ticket to-day nominated a cordial and hear ty support. Hon. Benj. Stanton spoko eloquently iu favor of Gen. Mason's motion. In form ing a new organization, old prejudices must be sacrificed. We must forget tho past, and unite iu tho great work before us. Mr. Spoonrr, of Cincinnati, mado a stir ring and eloquent Bpccch. He indorsed the nominations heartily, and should labor diligently to secure their triumphant elec tion. Ho had opposed the nomination of one of the candidates, but by his works he had shown that he was for union and harmony of action. He was enthusiast! cally cheered by the audience. The motion of Gen. Mason waa then adopted with entire unanimity. Hon. John A. Bingham was called to the stand, and made, an eloquent speech. Having been on duty for nearly ten hours without a moment'b Nation, we were too much exhausted to re.. it c length. His remarks were listened to with great interest by the large assemblage. On motion, the first fivo names on the Central Committee of the Republican party appointed last year were appointed by the Republican State Central Commit tee for the ensuing year. (The following gentlemen therefore, compose the committee : A. P. Stone, J. II. Coulter, 0. Follett, J. W. Andrews of Columbus, nnd A. F. Perry of Cincinnati.) Mr. Lciter moved a vote of thanks to the officers of the Convention for the able, dignified, and impartial manner in which they had discharged the duties of their posts which was unanimously adopted. After three hearty cheers for tho ticket and the cause, tho Convention, at half past 10 P. M , adjourned sine die. Commencement of Avery College. We clip tho following from the Pitts burgh Dispatch of tho 11th inst : We had the pleasure, on Thursday af ternoon, of attending the first annual com mencement of tho Avery College, an In stitution which, as many of our readers are aware, was founded about four years since by Rev. Charles Avery, for tho purpose of affording to persons of color, of both scies, the means of obtaining a liberal ed ucation. To this end ho made a donation of a large and aligibly located lot of ground, at the cornet of Avery uud North etreets, in the city of Allegheny, and caused to be erected there a large and elegant brick building which answers the double purpose of a church for the colored people of that portion ijC the city, and of class rooms fir&j tho students of the college. Tho Institution is governed by a Board of Trustees, and is under tho charge, as teachers, of Professor Philotus Dean, a liberally cdncatcd white mall, and Pmfcs- sor Martin II. Freeman a colored man of excellent acquirements, and fine capacity as a teacher. An admirably selected libra ry of about five hundred volumes belongs to tho college. During the session which has jifst clos ed, tire number of students has been forty five. Tho graduating class consisted of but three members, all young ladies, who performed their parts in a manner in the highest degree creditable to themselves and thc,ir teachers. Tho exercises of tho occasion commenc ed with music, which was succeeded by an eloquent and appropriate prayer by Rev. Mt. Robiuson of Birmingham. After another piece of music, "La Sal utation," au original address in French, was pronounced by Miss. E. L. Waters, of Eric, Pa. The address was well and clear ly delivered, aud the young lady's pronun ciation of tho French language would have put to shame many a damsel with fairer skin, and education "finished" at an aris tocratic seminary. After music again, a disscration was read by Miss. E. J. Woodson, of Pittsburg. "Tho End and Aim of our Being." The essay was carefully aud elegantly compos ed and well delivered. This was succeeded by another dissera tion upon "American Institutions," by Miss. E. L. Waiters, in which tho "pecu liar institution" received some well deser ved aud unanswerable hits. Miss E. J. Woodson then read a French Phylosophioal disscration upon tho Imagi nation. It was well read and well pro nounced. Miss Carolino Woodson, of Pittsburgh, ilqscd the exercises on the part of the stu dents by a disscration subject, "Tho Tru- y Free," which was eloquently written, bowing thought, originality, ond a well trained miud, This concluded, alio deliv ered the valedictory remarks, addressed to tho founder of tho collcgo, its trustees aud teachers, her fellow-students and the audi ence, in stylo and languago and with a feeling, the cxibition of which, on this oc etieion, was interesting to all, and must lave deeply touched the sonsibilities of him through whoso enlarged philanthropy and quiet, unostentatious benevolence, this In stitution had its origin. Tho performances of these thfoo young adics would have done credit to any three of similar ages in the land. The degrees were then conferred by Mr. Dean, alter which Bishop Payne, of the colored M. E. Church, pronounced the ben cdiction, and the assembly adjourned to partake of a collation of cakes, fruits and ice-cream, furnished by the trustees. A largo audience, composed of both whito and colored persons, Was in attend ance, and all appeared to be in the highest degree pleased. Mr. Avory is a highly respectable min ister' of tho Methodist Protestant Church and ono of tho most benevolent christian gentlemen with whom it has ever been our privilege to bo acquainted. Tub Trospkct in New Vohk. The Albany Register of Monday, says:- With in a short timo past wo have had tho am plcst opportunity for ascertaining tho feel ing which animates the Americana of this State, and it is this, whatever may be their minor differences of opiuioo, they wil! vote in a solid body, and will consequently eaverp the Stat at the enwing election." Viler Attack on Protestantism. Tho enemies of the American Party are endeavoring to explain away the peculiar political dogmas of the Roman Catholic church. In doing this however, they aoem to have become imbued with the same spir it of intolerance which characterises that . institution. Not content with lauding tho Papacy and disparaging Protestantism, they aro beginning to lay that excellence, purity, truth and honesty, can exist oaly in the Roman Cathplio Church, and direct ly to attack and denounce Protestauism and Protestants. The Daily Nashville Union the leading organ of the Anti-American party of Tennessee, after asserting that "Catholnsism has done more for hu manity than any other church," attacks the Protestant churche and Protestant Ministers of every denomination iu the following violently abusive manner : "A church that can boast of an exist ence of thirteen centuries passing thro' all the various vicissitudes of her event ful career, unscathed, can certainly show, with all her atrocious barbarity, many bright Bpots which may bo placed in favor able contrast with tho Protestant church, with its thousand and ono wrangling sects. Men aro beginning to see through tho transparent gause that veils this Know Nothing moment. They are beginning to ask what Protestantism has done for. tho World. What has she done to allevi ate and elevate the down trodden. Is tho raco uny better off for having accepted her faith. These Reverend Hypocrites theso scribes and pharisees are treading on a terrible volcano. They will fiud their trea- ' souable schemes and infernal plotting against the liberties of man tried aud con demned by the pure light of God's own truth and lovo, which shines and throbs iu every pulsation of humauity's heart. If Protestantism proves recreant to her high trust, she will havo to pass tho ordeal of enlightened opinion and bo consigned to ber merited obscurity. Popery with all its crimes ogrynst God and man adapts its elf to the times and to circumstances, aud thus saves itself from being absorbed in tho mass of conflicting olcinonts." Lot this be read by every Protestant American iu the couutry. Let him see tho position of the opponents of tho Amer ican party. Let him know tho estimation placed upon his religious opinions by tho Anti-American party. The State Council. The State Council which assembled at Reading on tho 3d inst., has nobly sustain ed the honor of tho Kcystouo State, by repudiating the obnoxious plank iu the National Platform. It is a rcruarkablo fact that the American party of Pennsyl vania so violently assailed by tho old line organs as a pro-slavery organization, is tho first political party that ever met in Na tional Council with sufficient nerve to re sist the demands of the slave-ocracy, the first political party with back bone enough to act an independent part, nnd had those who thus denounced us, exhibited the same degree of fidelity to the principles of freedom and less servility to mere party, the South would havo been taught long ago that thero really is a North, and that Northern men are not afraid to maintain, its rights, however the ndocatcsof hu man bonftigo may bluster. Tho triumph of free principles in tho State Council and the call for tho Cinciu uati Convention must bo gratifying to- every tree friend of freedom. Evidence is coubtantly accumulating to show tho honest anti-slavery men that the only hopo of interposing a successful check- to the aggressions of the slave power, is in. the American party. Tho only hopo of redeeming the soil once solemnly conse crated to freedom is in tho moral courage aud giant strength of the American or ganization. If it docs not embrace all the Frocsoiler could desire, yot the truth is apparent that ho must cither act directly with the pro-slavory Dcmocratio party, or aid thorn indirectly by uniting in a third party, or he must throw his iutlucnco with, the American Republican organization. Is not the path of duty plain and clear. Friends of freedom can you hesitate. Young America. BxSX rich literary treat is to bo presen ted to tho American reader next autumn,. in the correspondence of Daniel Webster,. containing his letters, social, family, politi cal, agricultural, vecasioual and miscella neous, together with several unpublished papers, diplomatic and other, edited by his son, Fletcher Webster Esq., tSTThe Toledo Republican secouds tho views of tho Cleveland Plaindeakr that, in view of the promising character of tho wheat crop in Ohio, flour will bo bought in les3 than sixty days at $0 per barrel. jfiThe Harrisburg, (Pa.) Keystone, has placed tho name of Geergo M. Dallas, at tho head of its columns, as a candidate for the Presidency. B5&-The trustees of the Utica and Sche nectady Railroad Company have declared a dividend, out of the assets of the compa ny, of nine per cent on the stock, payable on tho 17th instant. Sam in Maine! A largo Know Noth. ing Convention, composed of delegates from Kcnebce county, met at Hallowell on Wed nesday. Strong resolutions were adopted against the National Admiuistration and Slavery and recommended open nominations.