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Z. BAG A, Editor
Andy draws his logical inferences. These
facta instead of criminating tbo American
party, how clearly that the foreigners
were guilty of commencing the riots them
selves ; and, (hat the charges of Mr. Stu
art had their origin in his own littlt brain.
If Andy ever expects to be returned to
WI i KESPATi AUG. 15, 1855.
itiTTn wwtt-p a nrvv Tr a H
The Tars Amkic4S i piibliahcd every j
Wednwsdav. in Smubmmtle, Jefferson 'county, ne ihould learn to speak the-a.tlr1-OUio
hr P. H. Cum, and edited by Z. Rabak, . , , . . . : . . . ,
on th. Moig terms: - " W the habit ot do-
Oiio y r. invariably ,uu ing at present.
OM.J2l?i4?ikS!2i. We tbiuk that if Mr. Stuart would
Krery K.iWnuont insertion, 25 "pluck the beara out of his own eye," he
::3r.ioX.,,s' :. . . IS wouia sud . ,. ton cm he
0 (i'l'inr.- nr year 8,00 tprms Voters) in the "beautiful organ-
Onn fourth culumu per year. l,W ...,.,., ,
Ons ihir.l column p.T y.-ar, . . 30,00 1 ization " of which the honorable gentle-
(W half column pi-r ywr. Uan is a member.
Una column tur vear, w,vn t
Professional anil business cards per year, 5,00
Khun there ts no contract maden and the iium
ixrof insertion is not marked on the curd or
advertisements at the time they are handed iu
for publication, they will ha eon inued in nntil
tlioy are ordered out, and charged by the square,
SALMON P. CHASE, of Hamilton.
THOMAS II . FORD, of Richland.
FRANK M. WRIGHT, of Champaign.
(For the Full Term,)
(Far die Vacancy.)
CUAS. C. CONVERS, of Muskingum.
F. D. KIMBALL, of Medina.
ip MF.M!?::a of board of public wcrks:
ALBSl G. CONOVER, of Miami.
thTaIErkas paetyfThio".
At, the Annual Session of the Sia'e Council,
Id in Cleveland, June ;:n, teoo, Hie itu.ow
t l'latfonn of Principles as xpressive o' the
B . . r I :.. .1.:.. ii.i wnB .jlnnl.
sentiment ot ineuruerin mwomic, ji.
ut und ordered to be published to the world
over the signatures of iw.orncers :
The charge which he makes upon the
Americans of having falsely accused the
foreigners by telegraph, is too unfounded
to require any notice. If there aro any
"false accusations" to be corrected, what
a glorious hand Audy is to do it. When
the corrtction comes from his pen it will
be beautiful indeed.
"A SnoRT Horse;is boon Curried.
We never charged that F. D. Kimball, the
fusiou nominee for Attorney General, was
"an obscure and incompetent man ;" and
when R(v. Zachariah Ragan says, as be
does snv iu the last issue ot his paper, that
we did'so charee. i?ei. Zachariah Ragan
The above is from the Editor of the
Union, and bears his unmistakable mark
on its face. Those who have ever rcao
any of his productions will easily recognise
this one by those "bright scintillations of
genius that sparkle iu every line." We
here give the article, copied by the Union
from the Cincinnati Enquirer, and thp Ed
itor's remarks on the same, aud to which
we had reference in our last issue :
"Wiit Tjiey Nominated IIim. Con
siderable surprise has been expressf all
over the State, that an obscure aud iucora-
. laffer name(j k,,, 0f Medina
world the f, .lowing (Jountv, should be placed upon the 'hodge
' THE AMERICAN pOj0'' ticket, for the important office of
Attorney General. 1 ho reason however,
is evident. His principal competitor, Mr.
Corwino, of this county, had made an ar
gument agaiuat the present liquor law be
fore the Supreme Court, and was therefore
set down as an anti-Maine Law man. On
the contrary Kimball is the head of the
Order of the Sons of Temperance in Ohio,
and is a pledged Maine Law man, like the
r u- r..i F.tin
rust ui uic uv&cv. vi. "J.
"The reason of Kimball's nomination,
as assigned to us by a prominent Free Soil
delegate in attendance at the convention
was, that ho had been a democrat a short
time before, and it was feared that those
democrats who had become attached to tne
fusion, would return to their ancient alle
giance unless they had some representa
tive on tho ticket. No one knew Kimball
but Dr. Townshend, of the political firm
of Townshend & Morse, and it was upon
the Dr.'a endovsal and recommendation,
and upon these reasons,' that Kimball re
ceived the nomination." Union.
Now wo suppose that Andy will take the
same course to get out of this, that he did
in regard to the Nebraska question. While
ho was in Congress, his paper in this city
rather inclined Southward; and when
We proclaim to the i
I. The unlimited freedom of Religion di
connected with politics boat'illty to ecclesias
tical influence upon the affairs of government
equality of righta to all naturalized Emi
grant who are thoroughly Americanised , and
wu no temporal allegiance, by reason of their
religion higher thau that lo the Constitution.
It. No inusrference with the righta of citi
zenship aleady acquired by Foreigners, and
the pnitHCliou f law to all who honestly crui
grate from love of liberty ; but the exclusion of
foreign paupers and felons, .and a refusal to
xteiid the right of Riiffrage to all who come
hereafter until tlcv ishs'd havo resided 21 years
in the United Slates and complied with the
naturalization Laws.
III. Opposition to all politicul organizations
co-nposed "exclusively of Foreigners, aud to
Kori in Military Companies, and lo all attempta
to exclude the Bible from 9chools supported by
the guvi'rnmeut."
IV. Slavery is local not national : we op
pose its extension in any of our territories, and
ihe increase of its political power by tho ad
mission into the Union of any Slave State or
otherwise; and we demand of the General Gov
vraiueul ait immediate redress ol the great
wroinfs which have been inflicted upon the
cause of Freedom and the Axieriean character
by the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, anu
the introduction of Slavery inio Kansas in vio
lation of law, by the force of arms, and the de
struction of the elective franchis '.
V. Iu humMc imitation of the wisdom of
W.-uhington, we oppose all intervention in the
attair.i ol foreign amies ; yet on mi piouer
casion, we will not withhold our sympathy
from any people aspiring to he free.
VI. We support American Industry and ge
ni :s against the adverse policy of Foreign na
tions and families to internal and external
commerce hy the improvement of rivers and
ha'bors and the construction of national roads
uniting the various sections of the Union
VII. The Union of these States should be
made perpetual by a.faithful allegiance to the
V1U In State policy we zealously advocate
R.R'iichincnt and Keform a modification of
v:i p.-escut opre8,ive system of Taxation and
a liberal system ol Public Schools.
THOS. SPOOSER, President,
John E. IUes, Secretary.
Gross Deception,
The Cincinnati Times the organ of the
Anti-Republicans of Ohio, has been caught
in a trick by no means honorable to any
cause, however desperate its chances of
access. Two editions of the Weekly
Time w I&ued ooe for lie Knew Noth
;bj f Kentucky, tL ether for ihc Knew
Nothing of Ohio. Thia desperate game
has been plsyed for some time ; but at last
the'fornerr was detected. The" Louisville
W 9
Times, of lb 28th ult., contains the fol-
1 owing paragraph :
"A friend has sent .us a copy of the Dol
lar Times, published in Cincinnati, dated
July 19th, which is circulated very exten
sively throughout the State. This num
ber has been expressly gotten up to ope
rate upon the Kentucky elections. We
have now before us the genuine number of
July 19th, and tho bogus. They are as
different as tho two papers can be. The
one is froe soil in tone, and the other is
pro-slavery. The genuine Times declares
that the one hundred and thirty thousand
members of the Know Nothing Lodges in
Ohio arc thoroughly imbued with anti-sla
very doctrines, and last fall elected to Con
gress a full anti-Nebraska delegation.
The counterfeit one professes to be devo
ted to the Constitution and the rights of
the States."
Tho editor of this same Times is the
man who first started the project of the
9th of August demonstration. How many
men will be lead est ray by such a treach
erous hypocrite ? About as many, we ap
prehend, as attended the Mt. Pleasant De-
mouptration two omnibus loads. Mere.
If the Cincinnati Times has been guilty
of the fraud charged upon it by the Louis
ville Times, it ought to be expelled from
every family in the State to which it has
had access We have for some time past.
been very skeptical in regard to the politi
cal honesty of the conductors of that Jour
nal, and unless they are prepared to vindi
cate themselves against the above charge,
community will be confirmpd in the belief
that the Times is a time serving and un
reliable concern. It boasts of having a
a circulation in Ohio, larger than any fifty
papers in tho slate out of Hamilton co.,
which by the way is very doubtful very
ungenerous means havo bee n resvrtcd to,
in order to monopolize tho patronage of the
entire American party by the conductors
of that Journal, and to some considerable
extent they have succeeded, to the great
injury of the local papers iu the different
counties of the State. but we predict that
unless the Times "bring forth fruit meet
for rept-utance," iu less than one year, it
will not be able to number five thousand
subscribers out of Hamilton county.
Wc would advise the proprietor of the
Times, to remove his tstablinhment acroes
to Covington, where he will find the laws
and customs more conjemal to the policy
which he has receutly been engaged in
the Palladium to tho Buckove wo wore
glad to learn it we believe it to bo an ex
celled arrangement, and ono which w ill
tell most favorably for tho cause of liberty,
truth and political virtu, to the dispur
sion of the corrupt Treasury caters from
the places of trust which havo loog been
betrayed hj the greedy cormorants of Col
umbiana county. We know the men who
are engaged in this enterprise, and they art
true as steel. .- t
tS-The Rev. Wm. Larimer, a Meth
odist Miuihter of Jefferson county, is out
in a lenethv communication in the Stcu-
benville LWrwi. in which he comes down
sharply on Know Nothingism in general,
and the Rev. Zachariah Ragan iu par
ticular. He hints pretty strongly that
..IH 7nrli" la HimvnH(t ta dodge tbe UUtn.
Ohio Patriot. ,
The Methodist denomination is quite
more numerous than any other iu Colum
biana county, and hence Mr. Gill says :
"The Rev. Wm. Larimer is Methedist
minister." Mr. Larimer is a Minister of
the asBOciato Reform Church, and although
wo have not the pleasure of a personal ac
quaintanco with him, we are inclined to
think he would be very slow to endorse
the languago of the Patriot in relation to
Wc judge from the style of his article,
as also from verbal information that, altbo
of a very excitable temperament, he is
much of a gentleman.
Official Corruption.
The county of Hamilton, under the
sway of the 'Miama Tribe,' has for some
years been the plunder ground for Locofo
coism. Political corruption there has done
its perfect work, and iu vain have the at
tempts been to purge that locality of the
leeches which drain the tax -payers of their
life blood. Whenever the people open
their eyes, as they did last fall, and boot
the rascals out of office, some ot these
thieves arc brought to justice.
Tbo Courts of Cincinnati have just
closed the trial of Johu Patou, one of the
County Commissioners, for stealings and
misdemeanors in office. Ihe testimony
was clear that he gave a friend of his 3700
for building a bridge that actually cost the
builder less than $100, aud that in con
sideration of the premises, the contractor
made a present of $100 to Patton. This
is but a specimen brick. The whole pile
is very similar. After a careful examina
tion before a jurv, on the indictmeut, ana
after Major General Seuator Pugh had
used all his skill and influence in detend
ine him, the jury brought him in guilty,
and the Court has suspended him from
office, and fined him $400, the highest
amount authorized by the statute. Clcve.
J-The Baltimore American, which is
a type of the more moderate presses of
the South, is becoming a little alarmed ot
tlm Kansas Question. It
VUV J" V i
rinesiioned upon some articles that appear
od in the Uuiou, he coolly said, that he
ougl.t not to be held responsible for what
appeared in his paper (.u:ii.ghisabence.
So we suppose he will arue, that when he
copies a falsehood from au exchange, aud
adds a commentary to tho same for the
purpose of suttaiuing it ; he ought not to
be held responsible for it. Take notice to
what he says himself, in iCgnrd to tho
nomination of Mr. Kimball. "No one
Chellnion"" ancHhT" Louisville Eiots. j kncw hm cs"f Dr; loh,cnd f
Tbe Editor of the 'Vnion," ( ti e an.i- tbe Politii:al brm f lndicnd & Morse.
American Ornn of this city) dves us'8 is ot a charge of obscunty is it .
Jrgan ot tins city;
another specimen of his braying,
Daily of Saturday the 11th inst. Having
given room to a lengthy article from the
Louisville Courier, upon the election riots
in that place, he proceeds with his usual
disregard for truth, to enlighten the commu
nity with sonic of his luminous commcuts.
He says (after charging the riots upon the
American party) that this statement "is
uncontradicted by any body worthy of
credit." This, Andy Jbuoics to he falie.
What a beautiful spectacle it is to sec
Andrew Stuart, sitting in judgement and
pronouncing sentence upon the veracity ot
ny one, and especially upon that of Pren
tiH3, Editor of the 'Journal,' a man whose
name will be gratefully remembered long
after that of the pitiful Editor of the
Union shall have been forgotten. He
charges the Americans with "striking the
first Wow," iu all tho late difficulties with
tho foreigners ; which charge is also un
true. Hero is what v!ic "Cornier" the
paper from which Mr. Stuart obtains his
information, says conecruiug the com
mencement of the fighting :
"The first severe fighting occurred near
the coiner of Shelby and Green streets,
about 11 o'clock in the morning. In ilii-i j
Germans, Irish and Americans actively
participated. The foreigners were worsted
indsoeral of them, taking refuge in a
tuwiso, had to en-ape the rear way with
broken bones and bruised bodies. This
jpantally subsiding, a German fired a guu
at a carriage in which a gentleman anola-
im i! i i? .... .. tix.t in, iu
u; . i Jlie lylUCiunau Jiuqunci ouja v
an "ooscure ana mcompetcui wau. uiu
art copies, endorses, and adds his mite to it,
and then wants to back out. How sharp
Audy is getting '.
5TWc learn from our exchanges, that
Hon. J. L. Dawson has docliued the ap-
p nutmeut teudered to him by the adminis'
dy were ruling. Another man was like-
tration that of Governor of Kansas,
and. that Uon. W. Sbanuon of Belmont
county Ohio, has been appointed to that
trust. Gov. Shannon is most thoroughly
imbued with southern views aud principles,
and will therefore make a very pliant in
strument in the hands of Pierce 4; Co., to
carry out the nolicy of the govtir.ment in
Buhjujatitig Kansas to tho sway of the-
.Missouri mob. He will be like "the clay
in the ban la of the potter." The Gover
nor is now iu our city-
ja.The Rev. Dr. Brcckcnridge, the cel
ebrated Presbyterian Clergyman of Ken
tueky, haB recently published au elaborate
mauifebto, in which he takes strong ground
in favor of the present movement of the
American party against political Catuolo
ci8in No man in ti e United States stands
hldher for talent or moral integrity than
d M! Dr. Brackenridgc, both in aud out of
t'.:e pulpit. But wc suppose the little roan
wiio edits the Roman Organ on Third St.,
would call him a ".ui-uight assassin," or
an "old lying hypocrite."
wise shot whila driving along in his buggy.'
This does not prove that the Americans
were the aceressora in Louisville. After
information of tlwe above outrages upon
AUtiz'tus passing ajrmg the street, had been
oMwinieatefl to flume of the Engine
llouscsjitul an armed force, greatly exci
ted, marched to Green street, the Cour
ier says : 'IIere it was that while the
preliminaries' Of battle were beio arrang
d thr Aimticerui received a vollry of shot,
ind thcu the engagement followed." Suoh
irt iomc of the fact; fmm which the arute
Notice to the Inquisitive
Gill of the Patriot, his patrons aud cor
icspondeuU are hereby iuformed that wc
are uot now, nor do we intend to bo a can
didate for State Senate, or any other
office this fall. If therefore the Sag
Nichta of the District should hastily thrust
us bei'ore the public for office, we forewarn
them that wc shall be compelled to decline
the honor.
OVER $10,000 were appropriated by
the nlavc lodges of the South lust year for
the support of northern papers that advo
cate Southern interests. This accounts
or the milk in the cocoa uut.
Union of the Palladium and Buckeye
State EJargement, &c.
We take pleasure in announcing to our
readers, that the subscription list, the bu-
sincss aud materials of the establishment
of tbe Western Palladium and Buckeye
State, havo been merged into one. This
announcement, we have no doubt, will
be received with gratification by our
friends throughout the county. The name
"Buckeye State" will be retained, and the
establishment will be conducted by the
present publisher and editor of the Buck
Tho Buckeye State will shortly make its
appearance on one of the largest sheets in
this section of the State. Provided we
can procure our paper in time, this impor
taut improvement will take place noxt
week. Our immense iucrease of business
and the rapid and substantial growth of
the Republican party in Columbiana Coun
ty, seem to require this at our hands.
We shall issue one of the best uewspapers,
and furnish moro substantial and instruc
tive and interesting rcadiug matter than
anv other Dancr in the country. The
Mt 4 w
price of the Buckeye will not be increased
but remain at the low price of $1,50 per
annum, strictly in advance. More upon
this subject next week. Buckeye State.
That the Buckeye State is destined to
be one of the roost interesting . and very
best political papers in the State of Ohio,
under the arrangement contemplated above
wc have not the least shadow of a doubl.-
As wo happened to be in New Lisbon at
the time this arrangement was made, the
Ohio Patriot in last weeks issue, gives us
the credit of being the prime mover in the
plan, aud in order to fix a stigma upon our
religious character, states that the bargain
was struck on tho sabbath day. Is it ne
cessary th-U wo deny this charge ? We
spent the Sabbath in an association wUb
our friends -attending the ministry of
itev. Brown of the M. E. Church at 11
o'clcjl by preaching to a highly respec
table concrcfiation, in the Methodist
E. Church at five, and by sitting nnder
the ministery of Rev. Brown of the Pres
byterian church at 7 o'clock.
The design of the Fatriot is to create a
religious prejudice against us, iu the minds
of tho serious, aud thereby curtail our po
litical influence. It is not the result of
personal malice. Wo comfort our mind
however, from the reflection that neither
Mr. Gill tha editor, Ifouashta tbe corrcs
pondent, nor any of the patrons of the
Patriot believe the statement. Whilo in
Lisbon, we were informed of the talc of
"The repeal of the Missouri Compro
mise was an unwise and unnecessary step,
and its consequences are now felt in giv
ing vitality and energy to an unprofitable
yvt must dangerous sectional excitement.
Ultraists of either sido have taken hold
of the issue which, tho settlement of Kan
sas involves, and the demands upon the
one side for the repeal of the Kansas and
Nebraska act and upou the other for the
immediate adoption of measures that will
secure Kansas as a slave State, are vehe
mently enunciated as the principles under
which either party are prepared to push
the combat to the furthest extreme.
Whilst the
present excitement is kept up there is no
probability that Congress will consent to
its admission into the Union as a Slave
State. It is useless to shut our eyes to
tho fact that Upon this question the whole
North is deeply excited, and that viewing
the Nebraska act as a breach of faith they
will unitedly resist the effort to consum
mate it by the recognition of slavery in
Kansas. We may protest against the in
justico of such a courso and condemn it
as an assault upon the Constitutional rights
of the South, but the result will not be
I altered."
For the True American.
'Twas on a pleasant pummer evening I
wana"erod alone in search of nothing save
what fancy pictured to the mind, and the
sweet refreshments afforded by the balmy
air as it played along the dale, scented by
the grateful odor of the many flowers that
beautify tho landscape during the months
of Summer. That traveller Of six thous
and years was fast sinking beneath the
western horizon,' around whose pathway
shone a maguificent array of . clouds as
suming various forms, from the smooth
dale to the craggy, steep, edged with a
brightness like unto a burning crimson,
on which tho eye refuses long to rest.
Whilst musing thus on the wonders of this
vast creation of beauties, and of nature's
utilities around me, so well fitted for the
gratification of tho human mind, I still
pursued the pathway leading to the sum
mit of the hill. The canopy of green
leaves above, and the rich grassy couch
beneath, seemed to press an invitation to
cease the further pursuit of mv evening
walk. But this asylum for the wandering
mind, pobaeaaod many allurements to
call a halt or to quit the scene. After the
lapse of a few moments, and having at
tained the desired spot, there were objects
that suggested new themes for reflection.
The old worship mansion, and the church
yard surrounded by a few remaining speci
mens of once an unbroken forest, save an
occasional spot where two-thirds of a cen
tury ago was to be seen the humble hut of
the red man. A relict of former times
and the work of our ancestors is this old
mansion of lowly mcin, the exact date of
whose erection, I know not. But that it
was built and worshiped in by those who
shared in the revolutionary struggle, is a
point beyond dispute. Here, soon after
the declaration of peace, in the uninter
rupted enjoyment of the heritage of liber
ty, met our grateful sires, fresh m remem
brance of Divine inteposition in the bring-in"-
about of mighty events, and in full
unity of purpose, frce'd from the presence
of dissension, and directed, as I have taitn
to believe, by the benignant influence of
heavenly love, that bushes rebellious mur-
mnr and every discordant passion that
ray of "undcCIcd religion" which takes
away the sting of death and despoils the
grave of iti victory, warmed the hearts of
thoso worthy patrons; where tumult of
mind, and restlessness of soul, (peculiar
to our day) insinuated itself not for
the bane of sin in form of envy and ser
pent revenge found no room to twine itself
about a heart ruled by tho influence of
the precept 'love thy neighbor as thyself.
To roam a few moments among the solemn
sepu'ehurcs of the dead, ere the lamp of
day has withdrawn his beams and the lit
tle world ubout me puu on an aspect of
lowering sadness, I must desist from fur
ther notation of thought on this place of
interest whose early worshipers, (strang
ers to the influence of opulenco aud pomp)
mingled prayers that we doubt not ascend
ed upon the wings of devotion in sweet
acceptance to heaven. Hero the soul of
tho good wan was warmed, and the heart
of the siuncr melted. Whilst musing
thus the soft breeze of evening comes forth
like the "voice of God in the garden."
City oftho dead I Dust to dust ! Quiet
resting place of one who in boyhood's hap-
Fiara the Louisville Journal:
py hours, mingled with us in our infantine
diversions, tho ere, the "golden bowl"
had dilated into manhood greatness, or the
"silver chord"' gained its elastic spring,
death consigned thy body to the coffin,
which was borne here and is consum
ed away iu the cold and silent grave.
I feel (m humblo imitation) with the im
mortal Webster at tho tomb of Shake
speare, to repeat the soliloquy of Hamlet,
"To be or not to be."
Earth's highest honors end in here he lies,
And duat to dust concludes her noblest song."
Tbis little stone is all here left.
To mark the upot whee gloom
Shoue roand our then impressive hearts
Sent o'er the youthful tomb. '
Till then it was our boyish gleu,
Had felt no chide to mirth,
When death's fell work to each displayed
The destiny of earth.
Mrs. RuBiNSON. This notorious wo
man was on Saturday morning informed of
tho Governor's commutation of ber sen
tence to imprisonment for life. She im
mediately commenced a tirade of abuso
against the Governor, and tho Sheriff of
Renssclear county, and declared she would
rather die than bo incarcerated for life
within the walls of a State prison. Nor
did she confine her "manifestations" to
words alone, but tore her bedding to picocs,
and attempted the destruction of various
articles of furniture iu hor room. She a'
so tried to set on fire tbe straw lick, to
celebrato the event with a bonfire a sin
gular expression of rage at all events.
Sheriff Price had intended removing her
on Saturday morning, but did not receive
the warrant in season, and therefore waited
for tbe four o'olook train. As she was be-
ine taken from tho jail to the carnage, she
turned to tbe lady and daughter of the
Sheriff, savin "Mv curses reBt on old
Price and all his . d d 1" Albany
Not at alt.. Strange. An exchange
paper sajs: "A strauger in Mexico is
struck with tbe appearance of the milliner
shoes, where twenty or thirty stout men,
with moustaches, are employed in making
muslin eowns. caps and artincmi nowers
In many of our.Americau cities "stout
men, with moustaches, may do seen in
drv sreods aud fancy stores, measuring o:
silk, muslin, ribbon, &c, any week day
Eow bright our childhood's sunny hours,
How sportive was our noon,
But those fond pleasures were a gift
Of life's most precious boon ;
Ah, early years, ith bouyatit hope,
Thy expectations fade,
For oft has death a sacrifice,
These ou her altar laid.
No blight upon thy spirit shone,
It wore uo tints of eaith,
Affeci ious near' had loosed their hold,
To give mdiffereiice biitb.
Buyond tbe years of blissful youth,
Whore vic and sorrows bloom,
Tby fcaze on burning fully was
Euviroued by tbo tomb.
The bsauties Lew of life,
liy inspiration taught,
Is but a vapor whereso e'er
lis bubbles may be sought,
Then 'mid enchainments, why forget,
The certainty of fate,
At thee, compounded with the dust,
Doea every soul await.
And when I've joined the busy scene,
' Agaiu of mortal strife,
slay tho'ts of destination oft
Be glowing into life ;
That far beyond this clouded mase,
Where hopes aro never VT
We that seraphic host may join,
And live with thee in heaven.
Pleasant Valley, O.
Pittsburgh, Augutt 13. River 4 feet
and falling.
We deeply regret to have to record the
scenes ot violonee, bloodshed, and house
burning which occurred in our city yester
day. We cannot now express curabhor
renoe of auoh things; nor can we find
space in whioh (josay what we would wish
to say upon this subject. A, terrible re
sponsibility rests upon ,those who have in
cited the foreign population of our city to
the deeds of violence which were the
commencement of the riots in the First and
Eighth Wards. . We are, confident that
theee riots were not occasioned by any
thing that happened at any of the several
voting places. The election throughout
tho city, as far as we can learn, had pass
ed off with unusual quiet, with the excep
tion of a brutal outrage in the First ward,
of which we shall speak presently, and
some fighting at the Eighth ward polls, in
which no one was much hurt. The riots
were occasioned by indiscriminate and mur
derous assaults committed by foreigners,
chiefly Irish, upon inoffensive citizens,
peaceably attending to their own business,
at some distance from any of the voting
places. All the circumstances connected
with these assaults, strongly indicate that
they were premeditated and instigated by
other parties than those by whom they
were actually committed. We are not
now prepared to say that they wore the
couBequences only of the incendiary ap
peals, for some time past, publicly made to
our foreign population by some of the
leaders of the anti-American party, or that
they were instigated by direct instructions
of men with fiendish hearts, who control
in a great measure the passions, and are
able o dictate actions to the Germaus and
Irish who made these attacks. All the
facts will probably be ascertained judici
ally, and then the responsibility will rest
where it properly belongs. Ihe circum
stances as detailed to us, and the confess
ions of some of the miserable wretches
who were made the victims of their insane
folly and murderous violeuce, show that
these ascaults upon unoffending and inno
cent native-born citizens were premedita
ted, and that tho blame attaches to others
who are as yet unnamed.
Wc have not time to give details. e
assert, however, aud are sure that it will
be proved by respectable witnesses, that
every act of bloodshed was begun by for
eigners. That in every instance where
mortal violence ensued, the beginning of
the riots was an unprovoked slaughter by
foreigners of peaceable Americans while
quietly passing in the street at a distance
from the polls. This iufuriated the popu
lancc, and a prompt and lerriblo vesort to
mob violence by which many foreigners
were killed and much property destroyed
was the consequence. In the first ward
about 9 o'clock in the morning, while the
election was proceeding quietly at the polls, :
Mr. Geo. Burge, a respectable aud quiet
American citizen, was brutally assaulted
by a party of Irishmen on Jacksou fetroot,
between Jefferson and Greene, witiiout
having given any provocation, he was knock,
ed down horribly beaten with stones and
clubs. He attempted to escape from the
fiends by whom he was attacked, and ran
into the alley of an adjoining house, where
he was followed by bis blood-thirsty assail-
auts. and cut, Btabbed and beaten until he
was supposed to be dead, when one ot
these inhuman brutes deliberately opened
his knife and proceeded to cut tho throat
of the murdered man. When this act ot
violence was made known, a party of A-
mericans started in pursuit of the murder
ers, who were subsequently arrested and
lodged in jail by the Mayor and City Mar
In the afternoon between three and four
o'clock, several Americans wore fired upon
and severely wounded while quietly riding
or walking by the German brewery on Jeff
erson street, near the Beargrass bridge.
Among these were gentlemen from Jeffer
son county, and several respectable citizens.
One gentleman who was fired at was riding
in a bucey with his wife seated by bis side.
About the same tiino a perfect shower ot
shot and bullets were rained upon every
American passer-by from the windows of
some houses occupied by Germans upon
Shelby street, in the neighborhood of Mad
ison street.
As soon as these occurrences were made
known it was ascertained that large bodies of
foreigners, armed with shot guns and rifles,
bad assembled iu the neighborhood of the
the brewery and also ou Shelby street. An
indiscriminate slaughter of American citi
zens was apprehended. An immense crowd
of excited, maddened, infuriated Ameri
cans assembled ; they were fired at from
the windows of the brewery and the houses
on Shelby street, and in seeking to arrest
these offenders several mcu were badly
wounded, and the incensed and iufuriated
mob burned the brewery and sacked the
houses from which the shots were fired.
In the 8th ward, the most serious dis
turbances occurred about 6 o'clock iu the
aftcrnoou. A Mr, Rhodes, in company
with two friends, all American citizens, was
quietly passing up Main street, uear Chap
el, when they were set upon by a party of
ten Irishmen, who wlh horrible oaths
swore they would clean the I'treeti of every
Amerioan. Fifteen shots wire fired upon
them. Rhodes was killed and both bis
seriously. The Irishmen then ran up
Chapel street, aud on being jjursned took .
refuge in a house at the corner of Chapel
and Market streets, whenoe several shots ,
were fired by the inmates, by which sever
al American citizens .were wpunipd and
two killed, a Mr. Graham and a Mrt Hab-
son. The firingfrom thur'b'otoe pontinu-; .
ed sosm half1 an . hour. The Irish- were '
aimed to the teeth with fire-arris cf every
description, while the Americans were al
most entireljunann'od, ar4 were 'obliged
p go to UiOir nomee ui prwuru iui..w o
fend themselves and their friends frpm.the
murderous fire of the insane wretches wno ;
bad made this attack upon them. 'Be-''
tween six and seven o'clock, a ' sufficient K
pumber were assembled to capture the mur-
derer of young Graham ; an attempt was
made to hang him, but we learn that ho is
still living. .
; We have neither space nor time to en
ter into any particulars. We will attempt
to do so to-morrow. A number of Amer
icans were slain by the foreigners, and a
number of foreigners met a heavy retribu
tion. We do not know how many have
been killed, but havo already heard of
some twelve or fifteen iu ail, and some
twenty or thirty have been more or less
dangerously wounded. s'
Buffalo, August 11. Advices from
Omaha City to tho 1st instant have been
received. The Sioux Indians havo been
committing murders and plundering the
settlers near Fontenelle. Gov. Izard has
authorized Gen, Thayer to raise volunteers
for the protection of the frontier.
Philadelphia, Aug. 11. A Mr. Boyd
aud his niece, of Mauch Chunk, were
drowucd at Atlantic City yesterday whilo
bathing in the surf. Two ladies in the
water at the time got beyond their depth
but were rescued.
Baltimore, Aug. 12. North Carolina
papers received by the mail of this even
ing represeut the result in the Cth and 8th
Congressional districts as being still in
doubt. Both parties claim the election of
their candidates.
New York, Aug. 13. The leading
temperance men of this city held a con
ference at which it was determined to ad
vocate an amendment to the existing liquor
law, in order to avoid the difficulty in tho
way of its enforcement. The design is if
possible, to stop the business in original
packages. . .
The deaths during the past week were
Buffalo, Aug. 12. At Niagara Falls
yesterday five men got iu a skiff at tho
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suspension Dnuge. incy Drimu uo v
their oars and being unablo then to man
ago the boat wero carried down into the
whirlpool. The boat was upset an 1 broke
to pieces and the men were drowned.
Baltimore, Aug. 13. Ira Whston is
eiecreu uovemor ui ,Mtuaiuu j
majority. The Congressional iMegation
will stand five Democrats and two Know
Nothings. It iB definitely nrcerbined that
the Congressional delegation from North.
Carolina will stand three Know Nothings
to fivedemocnts, including Mr. Clii gman,
whose majority is about 1000.
New York, August 13. Flour unset
tled, state and Ohio 8,75; wheat firm, up
ward tendency; corn firm at 8(3 j.
Cincinnati, August 13 Flour market
steady, fair demand: sales of 430 bbls at
,)() a C,95, 200 atS7, and 1500 at 7,10;
nothing doing in grain, wheat at 1,25;
whiskey unchanged, 32a32J; groceries qui
et but firm; fair to prime sugar 6ia7 j.
Boston, Aug. 11. The Whigs of Ver- '
mouthave nominated John Wheeler as
as candidate for Governor, and Isaao Wright
Lieut Governor.
Anecdote of Brant. Brant, the fa
mous Indian chief, was as notable for his
wit as his bravery, and often made as good
a retort as any attributed to the keenest
of his white brethren. On one occasion a
braggart captain was boasting what bo
would have done had he met the warrior
in a certain emergency. "I'll tell you,"
said Brant, "what you would have done
you would have followed the example of
another boaster who on meeting me face
to face, took to bis heels and never stop
ped until he arrived in Albany which ho
chanced to enter during a great , ccrtnugn
lion. Hearing the Duclnnan cry 'truai.t,
bruant ! 1' (fire, fire !) he only run the ha?,
der, exclaiming, there that cussed Indian
has got hero before mo !"
Rev. T. W. Tn-ToN Our old friend
T. W. Tipton, the eloquent and alio advo
cate of Temperance, has laid aside the pro
fession of the law and has taken upon him
self the duties of a Methoai.it Minuter.
He preached iu McConnelsvillo ou Sunday
evening to a crowded audience. Wo have
no doubt that he will soou be able to stand
in tho front rank among the followers of
Johu Wesley. We wish him sucoess in
tho new field ho has chosen, and we trust
that the sinners around nnd about McCon
nelsville may bo . brought to sec tho error
of their wnys, and repent ero it is too lute,
for surely thoro is groat need of a reform -lion
all up and down the banks of the old
Mnkingum. Columbus Journal.
Hallow to make a clcun rwccd. Wa;;U
compnnious badly woundo'une of them him. -

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