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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3,1857. Z. X10AN, Zdlter' f ( ; THE TRITE AMERICAN. ' Tl Tsui Axkbican it published every Wednesday, in Stubenville, Jefferson county, Ohio, and edited by 'L Raah, oo the following terms ; -.. ' ... I One dollar and fifty cents in advance. Two dollar within six month. Two dollar aad fifty cent at the close of M year. ; No paper discentiuaed until all arrearages are paid, except at the option of the Editor. TERMS OF ADVERTISING. 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Inviolability of National Treaties. 6th. Personal morality indispensable to office. 7th. An open Bible, without note or com ment, in all our Public Schools. . " 8th. Thorough reform of the Naturalization Laws. ' 9th. A capitation tax that will exclude foreign paupers and convicts. lOih. No appointment of foreigners on diplomatic posts. 11th. Strict economy in the administration of the Government. 12th. No interference with the right of citi unship already acquired by foreigners, and the protection of law to all who immigrate from love of liberty, but uncompromising opposition to Political Catholoclum, whether in the person of an American, demagogue, or a foreign Ecclesiastical Despot. I From the Portage County Democrat. ADDRESS OP 0. P. BROWN, To the Republican of Mortage and Summit Counties. Honored bj your suffrages with a seat in the Senate ef Ohio during the two last sessions of the Legislature, upon my return home I desire an opportunity of communicating with you as to those pub lie affairs which have demanded my ac tion and fallen under my observation. Our opponents have created an impres sion, at least in their own ranks, that the two last sessions of the Ohio Legislature were barren of results. Some few ol our friends have, apparently fallen into the same way of thinking. In this brief article I cannot "more than glance at the measures perfected and adopted. The mere title of the acts, measures and res olutions which have teceived the sanction of. the Legislature would fill five or six common newspaper columns. .Over seven hundred of these acta &c were introduced, and oyer, one half of the same passed. By the Coustiiution every bill must be read in each branch of the General Assembly, on three different days. Heit is six readings of each bill requited before it can ordinarily be dis posed of. These bills are as a usual thing again read in Committee of the Whole. H will be seen that seven read ings of seven hundred messures ' must necessarily consume a great deal of time. It is not ray purpose to explain the length of the sessions, because every candid man acquainted with the facts, will admit that the members as a whole accomplish ed more labor than has been dune in the same time by any proceeding Legislature. The Republican party came into power mainly in consequence of the wrongs of the clave Democracy upon toe interests of free soil free speech and freemen. It however very distinctly proposed to re form ihe abuses practiced for years by tbe LioeoloeoH, and retrench the exorbi ant and incseasing expenditures of -the same, party, , Willi these pledge's warm upon their lips, ti e first Republican Legislature assembled atColumbus. They came, together with but few views in common, save upon the question of the nqn-extention of slavery. Many were from the old Whig party, deeply imbued wilhi prejudices against any one who had ever acted with the so called Democracy. Many were fresh Irom the ranks of the Democracy, loving liberty more than be fore., but not Whigs and Whiggery. Ma ny, were from the Free Soil party, and willing upon the great question of hu man,, liberty, to trust men only at they proved themselves worthy of confidence. To do any thin 2, all these elements must be combined, and 10 combine (hem, great forbeaiance, mutual concessions, and con fideaec were necessary. These qualities among nisn thus situated, are ef slow grqwlh, I mention the matters to remind you, that although a strong and victorious party, we were by no means without se rwiia embarrassments in attempts to har monise upon matters upon which we hid before entertained antagonistic views. These ciicnmgtaiicea .were unfavorable ta a rapid dispatch of businesss Hav ing made these preliminary remarks, I now- wish to call your attention to a few of the reforms effected, the abuses cor rected, the measures instituted, and the results to which the Legislature arrived. V- O the subject of Slavery, ' its action was soch as should cheer the heart, Jn spire the confidence and strengthen the lurpoeof all true snti slavery men. 1st, Three generate times did the democracy attempt to strike down d e sacred right if petition, and three times did the He ' publicans witli emphasis vindicate that a iir lit. .-, '" .' '. 2d The Legislature eoulJ not repeal (lie Kansas act. but it did instruct our U nators and reqnest our Representatives in Coiiswm so to do. ."v ... .. i 3d. tt could not repeal the odious Fa gative Stave. Lawy but it unitedly asked Ib.we win had the power, to do it. i 4th. : It could not extend the ordinance M 1 737 ; tver iir territories, but it de landed lit no mincing words ihat Con ' tttoa should." 'r-:;---;f,;;;jt i Sib. It could not prevent the admis sion of Slave States into the Union,. but as one man it called upon Congress to avert the outrage. .-.,.... . till It could col prcnt the oftcials, minions and blood thirsty followers, of Pierce, Buchanan and Douglas from butchering Free -State men in Kansas, but against, their gigantic : crimes it sternly raised its voice, and to arrest them, mem bers gave freely of their individual means.: TV1.; ... " -I,.: ; ;; "; ' . 7th. It closed the doors of our pris ons against those who would incarcerate human beings therein,, for the crime of loving liberty better than slavery. tn., it visited any citizen of Ohio who shall engage in slave-catching with severe pains and penalties. am ; it made slave Holding in Ohio a crime. . 10th. - It, in the teeth of the infamous Dred Scott decision, declared that the mo ment the foot of a slave by'the consent of bis master, presses our soil, that instant be is free, and that whoever shall de prive him of that freedom, shall for a se ries of years be incarcerated among felons, in the Penelentiary. ; 11th. Finally, it re-elected that stal wart champion of right and liberty, B. f . Wade, to the United States Senate. . Republicans of Portage and Summit, this is briefly our record. Ponder it and then say if you can, that on the grent question of human liberty we havo been indifferent and false, and that we have ac complished no results. I regard it as a proud record for Ohio, and one by which Republicans can stand with the satisfac tion that Ohio yet leads where other States fear to follow. On the Temperance question our ac tion was not as satisfactory. We howev er accomplished some good, and gave the cause an accelerated motion in the right direction, as the following brief synopsis will show: . 1st. It passed triumphantly through the Senate an exceedingly stringent pro- hibitary law, which only failed in tbe House for want of a few votes. 2nd. It made it a penetentiaty offence to mingle strychnine or other poisonous ingredients in the manufacture of intoxi eating liquors, thus reducing the traffic or the profits thereon, full one third. 3d It secured to tre drunkards wife or children all property exempt from sale on execution, and the absolute control thereof, and of their own earnings. 4th. It re-enacted an old law suppo sed to be dormant, giving to cities and villiagea the power to prohibit the traffic. otn: 1 tie senate passed certain reso lutions contemplating an amendment to the Constitution, enabling the Legislature to prohibit the importation and manufac ture of intoxicating liquors. Now I submit that upon the temper ance question the Legislature did some thing, though I am free to admit that it did not accomplish all that was desirable. J he financial affairs of the State, the Legislature found an inextricable confu- ion. Ihe Treasury was as lull of holes as an old skimmer, and at each hole there was a small army of Locofoco leeches, gorging themselves with the contents every time the party gave the concern a shake. Kings claim to rule by divine right, and these fellows claim the right to grrb at' the Treasury, by the immemo rial usages of their party. The people had given tbe leaders ' leave of absence,' but the Treasury was full of camp fol lowers as were the kneading troughs of the Egyptians with vermin. So tena tious was their hold upon the Treasury, that n required time and labor to detach tbem. 1st It swept the State House of those who had burrowed there so long as to give the building an almost rotten appear ance. 2nd. It cleaned those out of the Blind Assylum, who had succeeded in cleaning the pupils out of it. 3d. It re organized the three lunatic Assylums and re-officered them. So carefully drawn were the laws for ibis putpose, that even corrupt men will not be able to fatten upon the public. 4th. It cleared the Penelentiary of those criminals for whom the State had not provided cells, and put honest men in their places. The entire dicipline of the establishment was changed, and one adopted in accordance with the humani tarian progress of the age No more dy ing men will be flogged by petty tyrants until the vital spark is extinct. No more men will be driven to insanity, scourged into idiocy, or maimed for life, as has heretofore been the case within the walls of tlie Ohio ; Penetentiary. Humanity and reason, not the eat and the rcourge reign there now. Strong incentives for good conduct and thorough reformation, are now constantly before and with the convict. Ohio may congratulate herself upon such advanced legislation, and tne Republican Dress of the State afford to do simple justice by. the men who inaugu rated such measures. I now propose, as the next question in order, to speak of the finances of Ohio and their condition as the legislature found them and as it left them. On the 15:h of July, A. D. 1850, John G. Bres lin, Democratic ex-Treasurer of State, had failed to pay over to Mr. Gibson, his sue cessor, 81,048 534,14: ee appendix to Senate Journal for 1856, page 41 and 01 This heavy defalcation brought Ohio to the very door of real "repudiation." From time to lime s.nall installments on this amount were paid by Mr. Breslin. By night and by diy both branches of the Legislature, through their appropri ate committees, were incessent in their endeavors to save this large sum of mon ey. or as much as possible. On the 3d of March, two months alter the Legisla lure commenced its sesxion, Mr. Breslin paid f 174,9 17,2fit On the Sth of March 1857, he paid $151,279,18; making the entire amount paid no to the last date $836 101.57; leaving him still imlebtc for $212,432,57. (See Senate Journal and same pages.) It is believed that by the action of the Legislature, most ol this tnonev thus paid in, has been saved to the tax-pavers of Ohio. Much of the large deficit of $212,432.57, by meas urea of the Legislature, and its legislation will vet be tea hzed. 1 hese facts are now a part of the history of Ohio, and commend their consideration to the tax payers of Ohio, the Locofoco press, and other anlhcmaliiers of the last .Legist ;, 2d. The Locofoco parly,, when ; drir en from power, left unpaid a newly ere ted State debt, of $617,373,65. They made no provisions for its payments. Without increasing the taxes, as you know, the Legislature has by economy paid this enormous debt, (aee appro priation bills for the two last sessions.) 3d. By fraud, overcharges, and use less expenditures of the Locofoco party, the people had been swindled out of $149,- 229,44 in the erection of the new State House. By carefully drawn laws, many thousands of dollars of this sum will be saved. 4 th. By the same course, of the same party, $57,142,90 had been taken from tho people, in the erection and furnishing of the Newburgh Lunatio Asylum. Sth. In the same manner $60,760,05 bad been appropriated by a set of politi cal cormorants in the erection and fur nishing of the Dayton Lunatic Asylum 6th. The officers of the Penitentiary were defaulters and in debt to the institu tion in the sum of $12,251,38. By the measures, actions and laws of the Legis lature, more than one half of the three last sums will be retained or recovered back. These frauds are as various as the transactions out of which they have grown, and as numerous as the members of the slave democratic party whose in satiate maws had not , been filled in other fields of Dublio plunder. The Republt can nart v ferreted out this amount of frand and chicanery, and have by legisla tion applied the only corrective in their power. 7th. liy numerous laws the , public treasury has been guarded at every point. It is now, thought that the eafe guards thrown around tne people's money will in the future defy any and all attempts of the greatest adepts in the Locofoco party to obtain possession illegally of it. These laws cost the legislature much consider ation, time and labor. 8th. By the joint action of a Locofoco Board of Public works and a set of mer cenary contractors, the State, during the last hours of the existance of that Board, was cheated out of over a third of a mil lion of dollars. In a speech of mine made upon the floor of the Senate, I gave my views as to this transaction. 1 have, as a matter ol course, but little in audi tion to say. However, as tbe subject seems even now to be clearly understood , I have a few words of remark in this connection. The fraud in the leltings of the contracts I have never yet heard denied; nor that the same were made in violation of law. The operation was re garded on ell hands as the crowning infa my of an infamous administration of pub lic affairs. A Republican legislature elected to reform abuses, were asked to give their sanction to the same by appro piiating money to consumate the iniquity. This, to a man, lo their honor, be it said, they refused to do. Even so called de mocrats dared not vote a dollar upon those contracts. The Legislature felt that it was not a mere machine to untie the purse-strings of the Treasury. They in their simplicity, deemed it a part of their offieial duly to know that evety dol lar of the people's money they voted away was necessarily and rightfully ap propriated, and that there was a legal ne cessity for the act. They knew that a wrong of seven hundred thousand dol lars had been perpetrated, and they fell that thev had the same power to correct as though it had been many millions. The Legislature without a dissenting voice, refused to ratify the contracts by paying them. With equal unacimity they gave the parties the benefit of our Courts, in which if wronged to obtain full redress. Thus far the Legislature was a unit. If there is the sembtace of repudiation in these fads, then every man in the Legisalture is alike guilty. If the contractors, by dint of hard swearing, sustained any of the contracts, a large majority, full three-fourths ol the Repub- ican members, were for paying them the damages recovered and getting rid ol lem. About one fourth of the Repub icans and all the Democrats in that event were for retaining them. Here we part ed company with the Democracy and a few of our friends. It is easy enough to say that Ihe foregoing action is "repudia ftoi," but to show wherein is morn diffi cult, indeed so difficult that tho' the ob noxious term of "repudiation" has been applied to the majority, no man or paper so far as I have heard or read, has under taken to point out in n hat respect it is repudiation. Before they fix . that foul stigma upon my name, I have aright to demand the nature of the act that thus disgraces my public course in the estima tion of all honorable men. . Hereafter in another form I shall have nn opportunity to vindicate myself from this charge. 1 leave the question for future action 9th. Ihe Legislature found the Deaf and Dumb Asylum in a wretchedly dilap luateu condition, and unsale for the in mates. It erected a large and commodious structure which for the present answers all the requirements of the institution 10th. Idiots have long been neglected, snd given over to Lopelees imbecility. The Legislature, actuated by an enlarged and comprehensive humanity, a humanity that embraced all of God s suffering elm dren, provided .for their wants, and fur" mshed a school for their education. 1 1th. A uereau of statistics was es tablished that will annually combine, and place before the people a vast amount of statistics as to the mineral weal'h, com merce, manufacturing, agricultural and mechanicul arts of our great and grow ing State. Its value to those interests will be very great. , , ' lZth. A Reform School for luvemle of fenders was established, where those more unfortunate than guilty young offenders, will be taught those lessons of virtue and good order which will make them in af ter life useful citizens, instead of harden ed criminals. Ohio may well rejoice that these three last measures have become a part of her fixed policy; and the Repub lican parly may congratulate itself upon I f having inaugurated a syste a system or systems so replete with uscfullness. . 13th. The country press demand the repeal of a law authorizing the Lommis sioners lo let certain county printing to ihe lowest bidder. Under the impression that their voices had not been beard, some of said papers have been very severe upon the Legislature. " Their , denunciation however were gratuitous, for the - law was repealed. 1 , y 14 th. The Slate House Commissioners had expended . over ft million and a half of dollars on the new Stale House, and had not a single room ready for occupa tion. They asked of the Legislature over $800 000,00 to finish the structure. They asked $70,097,78" for building "outside fence" around State House, They asked $73,500,0X for 'grading of grounds. . 1 his demand was signed by Edwin Smith, the immaculate President of the Board: See Executive Documents for '50, page 152', vol. 1st. Republicans have nearly graded the grounds, and will finish the job for $10,000,00, the entire expense of the same.' thus' saving the State $63,500- The Republican" Coo. missionere Jiave let .the building of the outside fence at less than $20,000,00, thus saving the Stale on this item over $53,500,00. . , 15th. On the 28ih of March, 1858, the Senate by resolution called upon the State House Commissioners for an esti mate for doing certain work on the State House. E. T. Stickney. ''Super intendant of New State House," replied that it would cost $224,849,00: See Ex ecutive Documents, part 2, p. 484. . The Legislature ousted Mr. Stickney and his associates and put in their places Repub licans, who with $70,000,00 did more work than the Locofoco Board proposed to do with $224,849,00, (See last Annu al Report of State Heuse Commissioners) thus saving to the State 154,849 dollars. Two thirds of the rooms in the Slate House are now finished, furnished and ocbupied. Now if the foregoing facts, drawn from pablic documents, do not satisfy the peo ple that a Republican Legislature both re formed abuses and retrenched expendi tures, then shall I be mistaken. 1 6th. The Legislature changed the law of ' descent so as to secure to married women, certain property rights not be fore enioved. 17th. Many important provisions of the code were so changed as to conform lo the requirements of the Judiciary system. 18th. rive bills carelully prepared and thoroughly considered, submitting to the people radical amendments to the consti tution, were passed. Necessarily much time was spent on these proposed amend ments. " ' ' 19th. A Locofoco Legislature had tax- j ed the people of Ohio not only on what they owned; but on what they owed. This and many other features of the tax aw were changed so as lo do justice. 20th. More banking capital was re quired and a bill passed of great length,' amply securing the bill holder, and pro viding that it sho'd be taxed as other property is or may bo. 21st. The Kepublicrn party agreed to retrench the expenditures of the State This pledge is faithfully redeemed. Ma king a saving of nearly 40U,UU0 dollars a year from the expenditures of the locoto- co party for the same period. Z2d. We promised lo lessen the taxes. Then we did not know that we should have to pay a debt of Locofoco creating, of $617,373 65 then we did not know that we should have to provide for Bres lin's deficit the sum of $212,036.57 then we did not know that we shonld be swindled in the canal lettings out of $321,000,00; and finally we did not un derstand that on the public buildings we were to be bled to the tune of $279,383, 77. These sums which we had supposed were just so much bevond even the finan cial ability of our opponents, amount to $1,428,793,69. This sum, so gigantic in Us proportions, we have paid, and pro vided for without increasing the levy. On the contrary, for general revenue pur poses we have decreased the levy three- tenths of one mill. 1 regard these facts as evidences of reform, economy and re trenchment, and I believe a candid, fair minded public will so regard them. Z3d. Ihe Legislature wisely fixed a limit to the power of local officers lo im pose taxes, thereby saving the tax-payers several hundred thousand dollars. I might extend this article to a much greater length, but it has already exceed ed my original purpose. I am aware that many measures have not been pre sented which are worthy of consideration. This view, brief as it is, will, I trust, give you some idea of the herculean task imposed upon the Legislature, and the manner in which it acquitted itself. , . The editor of the Ohio State Journal, who has, for reasons satisfactory lo him self I doubt not, occupied a position of hostility to the Republican mnjority, con cedes that they were sober, well behaved men, and spent little or no lime improper ly. 1 call your attention to the acts al luded to in this articles, and the meas nres adopted, and if you pronounce the same as unworthy a Republican Legisla ture, I shall be content. I might find in the circumstances Ihat surround me: an apology for a. few observations personal lo myself. In the scenes at which I have glanced, I have been an active, if an hum ble participates I was one of the com mittee of the Legislature charged with the duly of dragging to light the gigantic irauds perpetrated in the management, erection and furnishing of the public buildings of this State.- I am perfectly oblivious to either the praiso or censure oi the venal press of the slave uemocra cy. Tbe former has no charms and the latter no terror for me, and the one is just as acceptable as the other. I am not as indifferent to the course of the Republi can press, for 1 believe the editors mean at icast, to do right, .vvben that press writes me down "repudtator," 1 , regard the charge as meaning more, than when coming irom a paper, whose only argu ments ate. personal anathemas and low billings gale. When thus charged by parry iriends, I sdmit that I feel, and fee deeply upon the subiect. Of earthly good I have none, and when my name has at tached to it the taint of an act as dishon orable as ''repudiation." I may well fee that my all is gone. My appeal lies nat urally irom the verdict of that pre you. It will not be for your ' voles, but I at . . . ST ' ,or w,,at " far dearer to me. your appro ' u my actions. -v . ; - in one time 1 shall make that appea conscious mat whatever may be you verdict, it will be honestly given. ' - For the honor of a seat in the Senate of Ohio, I lake litis occasion to return you . my thanks. Another might have sorved yon with more ability than I "have done,' but no one eould have desired to piolect your honor, guard your interest, relieve your budhens, sod reflect your views more ar dcntly than I have.' . ' A ' .' V 4 a 1 1 ::t i am laiinr uiiy yours c.. O. p. BROWN. The Indiana Democracy by the Ears. The two wintrs of the Locofoco cartv in Indiana are pulling each other's woof, and tearing it ont by the handful. ' The fight is between the Bright faction and the Wright faction. In one thing only do these factions appear lo agree, and that is regarding the editor of the Cincin nati Enquirer as a great blovirting wind bag and that's so. The following is an extract from the Rockport Democrat, an unrelenting old line sheet, which devotes three columbs to a most damaging expo sure of linght s career, from which we extract the following: Stale Jour. We now come to the it and game of jugglery by which IJrighl crushed for a time his great rival, Wright, bamboozled the people 8 Representatives most glori ously, (whether by the free uso of whis key, or by the freer use of promises of bank stock and lat ofhees, we are al at loss to determine,) and played smash with our Democratic crockery ware generally We, were there all the Jtime, saw the ma neuvers, and know the lick it was done by; therefore what we say on this head we know to be strictly true, arid can be relied upon. Early in the session the re doubtable United States Senator arrived at the Capital, and took a suit of rooms at the Palmer, and made himself as com fortable during the biggest part of two months as gin cocktails ' and eight dollars a day ' could posBibly 1 make a man feel. 1 Here we find the 'particular' lion of Indiana Democracy, in fact, as hisTriends are vain enough to think 'the' owner of our party,' and the man' who it is sup posed by greenhorns, carried Indiana for Buchanan, laying the ropes to beat tho sterling Democrat Joe Wright, for tlie Senate. ' Jesse mancevered for some live weeks in the belief thai he could Crush Wright openly and above board, and with an open, show of tatrness, but, alas ! lie found out his mistake. He became con vinced that duplicity . and stratagem must be resorted to, and Jesse is not the man to hesitate' at any meanness, when . . . . , - if i . .1 it an obi eel is to db accomnusueu.. lie therefore opened negotiations with Gov. Wriffht and his friends,' the : finale of which was a treaty of peace, a reconcili ation of all past difficulties, J he terms were that Bright and fitch sliouiu go to the United Slates Senate, and the Gov ernor be unanimously recommended to a Cabinet appointment. -. . Gov Wricht and his mends who were actually in the majority, scrupulously performed their part ol the contract by electing Bright and Fitch to the Seuate, but, be it said to the everlasting 6hame and damning disgrace of Bright, that at the very tune Wright and his friends were performing their stipulations, the friends of Bright, no doubt instructed by him to do so, were sending letters and dispatches to Wheatland, imploring Bu chanan not to appoint Wright as one of his Cabinet. These letteis were soon fol lowed up in person by Bright who visited Wheatland and made verbal protest) against Gov Wright s appointment; and political knavery in Indiana, was alone reserved for Jesse D Bright. Jo seph A Wright, though beaten by dis graceful means, lowen as far above Jesse D. Bright, in the estimation of the mas ses of Indiana Democracy, as the Heav ens are above the earth. While the for mer will be impressed upon the grateful remembrances of our children, the latter will be remembered with scorn and con tempt. ANOTHER STARTLING TRAGE DY-ELDER PRATT, THE MOR MON, SHOT. 1 - EDUCTION OF A WlFJE IN CALIFORNIA. ! We have to record to day another pain ful narrative of Mormon iniquity, seduc- duction and villainy, followed up in this instance, however, as will be seen, by a summary vengeance Irom the injured usband. ihe account which we pub lish below is taken from the Van Buren (Ark.) Intelligencer, and gives in biief the facts .ol the case pretty much as they have occurred. 1 bus it will be seen what utter ruin and devastation have been wrought in a virtuous family by the de igning arts of a saintly scoundrel, and the ures of a false and. licentious faith Tragical. It is with regret that we lave lo chronicle the homicide, committed in our vicinity on Wednesday last, by lector 11. McLean, late or San Francis co, California, upon the person of a Mor mon preacher., More than all do we de plore the melancholy affair that led to its commission. The deceased, whose name was Perley Parker Pratt, was a man of note among the Mormons, and judging Irom his diary and his letter to Mrs. Mc ean, he was a man of more than ordi nary intelligence and ability. If e had been a preacher and missionary of the Mormons at Kan f ranctsco, California, where he made the acquaintance ol Mrs, McLean, whom he induced to embrace the Mormon faith She was at that time living with her husband. Hector II. McLean ; they were happy and prosperous until she made the acouaintanre of PrAtt. nl nmhrarpd th Mormon faith. She is the mother Jof thiee children bv McLean, two bovs ahd a girl, and seems to be an intelligent and interesting lady, . converses freely, and with more grace and ease than most la dies. About two years ago, soon' after she became a convert lo Mormonism. she mad an attempt to abduct two of the chil dren lo Utah, but was detected and pre vented by her brother, who was then in California, and residing with his brother- l ' star ait w t r." in-iaw, mr. ivicijean. sue soon alter, however, found means to elope with said f ratt to bait Lake, where it is said she he came his ninth wife. After the, elopement of Mrs, McLean, her parents, who reside. near .New Or: cans, wrote to Mr. McLenn, in Califor nia, lo send the children to them. Ho lliil Bft. ' SAvurol mnmlia ndftr I hi a M, bfieu la hpr f9rW in Now Orli.n. nnd tnuuuii viity l vu urjns iiiav Jio wvjiv liovs eloped with the two youngest children. lie immediately left San-l'raucisoo for New Orleans; and on arriving at the house or Ins father-in-law, he Icrned from them that Mrs, McLean had been there, nud after an ineffectual jeffort toconverUher father and mother to Mormonism, she, iireiendcd lo abandon it herself, and so ar obtained the confidence of her parents aa to injneo them, lo entrust her in the city of New Orlens with the children; but. they soon found she h&d betrayed their confidence and eloped with the chil dren. They then wrote to McLean in San Francisco, who, upon the receipt of their letter, went to New Orleans,' and learn ing Iron) them, the above facts In l elation lo the affair, immediately started in pur suit of his children.. He .went to New York and then to St. Louis. While , in St. Louis he learned that the women and children were in Houston. Texas. On his arrival in Houston, he found that his wile had left some time before his arrival. to join a large party of Mormons en route lor Utah. ; lie then returned to New Or icHUB aim iiuui mere 10 fort Uibson. in I I C .1 . r, . the Cherokee nation, with the exnectn tion of intercepting his wife and children at that point. .On striving at tort Gibson, and while there, he found letters in the post office to his wife from Pratt, some of which were mailed . at St. Louis, and others' at Flint post office, Cherokee nation. We are unable to give the contents of, these letters with particularity, but they con tained the fact that McLean was on the look-out for her and the' children, and that they were betrayed by the eposlates and gentiles, and advising her to be cau tious in her movements, and not to let herself be known only lo a. few of the saints and elders. McLean then,' upon affidavid made by himself, obtained a writ from the United States Commissioner al this place for their arrest, and suoceeded in getting them ' arrested by (he United States Marshal. They were brought to this place for trial, and after an examina tion before the Commissioner, were' dis charged.' Pratt, as soon as released, mounted his horse and left the city. McLean soon af ter obtained a horse and started in pur suit, and overtook Pratt about eight miles .Irom tbe city, and shot him. '1'rutt died in about two hours alter receiving the wound. . Tuis is a plain narative of the facts as we heard them from the most reliable resources, which we give to our readers without comment, as we feel thai we are unable to do so wuh juslicq to all parties. But deeply do we sympathise with McLean in the unfortunate condition in which Mormon villainy anU fanaticism has placed him Selected for the True American. ; : Christian' Loye. Through Couper's zeal, through Milton's ' fire ' : ' i Inspired my glowing tongue ; Though bolipr raptures woke my lyre, Than ever Seraph sung ; Ihrough iaith, throug Knowledge Irom a- bove, Mine ardent labors crowned Did I not glow with christian love, 'Twere all but empty sound. Love suffers long ; is just, sincere, Forgiving, slow to blame ; Friend of the good, she grieves to hear An erring brother's shame. Meek, holy, free from selfish zeal, To generous pity prone, She envies not another's weal, . No triumphs in her own. ; No evil, no suspicious thought She harbors in her breast ; She tries us by the deeds we've wrought, And still believes the best. Love never fails, though knowledge cease, Though prophecies decay, ". Love, christian love, shall still increase, Shall etil) extend her sway. : The Union State Ticket. The Union State Tict' el recently nom inated at llarrisburgh, seems to meet with very general favor among the friends of Americanism and freedom throughout the State. We have noticed but two or three localities, says tbe Carlisle Ameri can, in which there is any positive kick nig, and prominent among these is the ci ty of Philadelphia. That a portion of our American, brotherhood in the city, should prove refractory,, is not at all sur prising from the denunciatory course pur sued on the pari of the .J' Daily News " the organ ot the 1' illmpre straight-out Americans. The News is hard lo please. , With it there are but two alternatives in politics- rule or ruin. - Its course for the past year has done more for, the Black Democracy than for the advancement of Americanism. It assumes to be the advocate of national Americanism, and exhibits a deadly hos tility to Republicanism. -Its inveterate hatied of the Republican party has who! ly incapacitated it for favorably consider ing any union project in which that party has any part or lot. It sometimes talked lavorably ol a union on honorable priiict- pies, wnai was meant by this, or now it was to be accomplished was never disclo sed.. Instead of proposing any plan of union or its own it has violently denoun ced all plans that were offered. The Le gislative call, which was addressed alike to all parties opposed lo the policy of the national administration, end which accor ded equal rights to all, was 'repudiated denouuced. Nothing seemed to suit - 1- J I ... .1 - ' .... our 'nenas.anu yet tney never ventured to pwpoM anything better. All seemed to o feel tlie importance of a union of: some sort in the comincr canvass.' but thev ut- .r i .' i . . i( . mny rtiust'u io uo anyming ny wnicn it might be .consumateu. - . All admit that union is essential to sue cess and to effect this obicct. noliticat ore ference must be yielded, for the sake of the general good. ' Governed by these considerations we have endorsed the tick el nominated, determined to stand by it, and support it and tn urge its nigh claims upon the acceptance of our fellow citizens We recognize in the Hon Davw Wilmot, a high-toned statesman, an able and wor thy, standard bearer of the union party for tne oince oi jjovernor or Pennsylvania, fairly nominated by a convention which we aided in bringing into existence, and duty to accord to him our lienrtv And ze i. t( , : . H j ou support, f e are assureU trial nt u an'Americrn as well as a Republican that he is identified with the American order1, and tendered tJu'abte arid fjpeient services to the Americcn cuuse in the memorrble 'tampaigri of 1853.-Terry uo, advocate ana i rtta, ' Mr. C , if you will get my pants done by Saturday night.'. 1 shall be forkv gRiNriKiiTKD toyou. " If that's your game they'll not bo done, sure, said tho tailor A Body Fonnd.": ; New York, May 30. The body of 1 murdered girt was ""found near Newborg, and identified as. the wife of Thomas: Brown, a French negro belonging to Lo ., well? and formerly residing in Boston.-. y Brown is now in custoday in Newburg.' ;i5 Brown' has made a confession which v shows that his wife had been Very . un- j faithful and had become identified with oertain desparate characters in New York which made it unsafe for him 16 remain, there,lnasmuch as she made him acquaint ed with some of their operations, and for which.it is now surmised, that she has been murdered. He gave the names of several persons whom he suspected, and . an officer was dispatched to procure wit nesses. ' I - -" 1 j :;' fJsECOND' DISPATCH!"' '! !'! ' ,; NawBunoii, May 30.--Olficer . Clark -vf has ' returned from New York' to-day. ;.v He is positive of being on the right trail J' "' of.the murderers of ...the, girl. '.' i ' third dispatch. ,,';.,. in .:l-,-f ! New York, May 30. Inquest in eesy' , sion to-day, and the Coroner refuses to' divulge the particulars, It Is rumqred a''.4 clqe; has been got to the murdereW j , 1 Markets. ; Cincinnati. May 30. Flour dull, but held firmly; small sales at $7,80; receipts 1600 bbls. Grain firm; sales 2200 bush. Wheat at 1, 55 for red; 1.50 for spring. 70QO bushels Corn sold at 78c, at the de pot; 5000 bushels do. delivered at 85c, Rye wanted at $l,35al,38. Oats are saleable at 63a65c.'- Provisions' : firmj' 200 hhds. Bacon Sides at !12iaI2f : , Whisky declined 16 per gallon and closed v ,; unsettled. Linseed Oil 90a91o. ; Greai : declined ic per lb. i ; ' -v ' '; J i The river has falfen IS inches; within 'V"' the last 24 hours, with 8 feeiin tbechaa,- nel. Weather wet. ' m ?-'.-V Philadelphia, May 30. Flour firm,- er and market active; sales 20,000 bbls, f at $7,37 for superfine, and $7,7,Vfor ex tra. ' Small tales Rye floor at6. Corri meal M. AVheat comes in slowly:1 sales A i. at $1,80 for good red; $1,85 for white:' Rye sells freely at $1,10. Corn active; ' f sales of 12,000 bus. yellow made at 05. r Pats steady at 62. Clover seed wanted - nt $7. Coffee, sugar and molasses dull. rovisioris meet good demand, with up1' ' ward tendency in prices. . Whisky steady;1 '! - ales ol bbls.' at 27am. v -. vC;..: y , ..V he General Assembly (N. S.) and Sla-:i . very '.vyr. The General Assembly of the New;,T ; School body of Presbyterians, .now in; ' sessional Cleveland, has been occupied,' ' most of the. lime this week by discus- . ' sions on the slavery question, in its rtHa- 6ns to the ; Church. On Monday the i Committee on: Bills and Overalures j; reported that twenty-seven. Memorials on the subject of slavery had been placed1' in their hands. Eleven of these memo-. rials came from Ohio, four , from Illinois, , three from Indiana, two from Michigan, . one from Iowa, one from Wisconsin, three c. from New' York, one from Pennsylvania I and one from Mississippi. They show . tat so strong a feeling ex'nts on this smV 1 jectas to make it proper that the Assent 1 bly should express its views in regard tb . . 'The Reporl'sayt that ,, ; . r , The i opinions, of the, Prcsbyleriaa ' Church in respect to' Slavery are on re-." cord. Had there been no impression on -. the minds of. bur Churches that opinions different from tliose formerly held are , now maintained and defended-amog our people, there might have seemed tol)e nine occasion w uo more '.nan 10 rcier to the recorded views of the General As-, ' sembfyj and to its uniform current of tee- timony on ibis subject. . But as1 it appears1 1 mat sucn opinions exist, ,. me Assemoiy. nereby reaffirm the views heretofore set forth 88 to the character of slavery., j j .-v. It appears from papers sent up ' to his assembly that an impression' is wide , spread that it is now . held and ' taught within the bounds of the Church that the system' Presbvferifen-' right in this sense,; thai it stands respects upon , the. same basis with the 1 natural relations which the Almighty hat . establuihed,'8ucli as those of parentand child; and husband and wife, that of oda- sequence it is a desirable system oneself and ought lo be perpetuated. " v ' ',- The Committee, distinctly ' conqetnu these "positions, .while they warmly 'com-, mend that class, of .Southornmember8: who ;,hoid that, slavery , is ; eminently;, desirable and, fraught with many evils; that the, relation is to be continued no. longer than the best,, interests, .of belli master and slave require it ; that Slaves should be well treated, instructed, etava. led, and their church and family relations, be held as sacred as-those among mas ters, anil that the great jayV oi,' SC lirjetiaa love should govern.1 That slavery oh jhi to be perpetual, ' is declared to be contra ry alike to .'the'' Revelation, of, God, and1' the moral tense of Christendom. . ' , The Chairman of the Committee tts-v ted.tbkt after three days', discussion as to, the best mode of disposing of tbe subject, it had been resolved tr submit tne wuoiev question Jq. the, Assembly', tor wee an unrestrained debate. ?; .T''Tyr,-:.'-' On,.Tucsdfiy -Rev Dr. Host ol Alabama opened the discussion in an elaborate de fence of Wdverr., He is the author 6f t seHei of tellers,' 'addressed "Vome month ago io Rev. Albert Barnes,'' and publish ed in one of the church paperty in oppol titiort lo ; thai gentleman's well-known, pnti-slavery . Views.1 ' In ,liii;;pe"cc'b'I)r.' Ross quoted from and defended these e tars ridiculed Mr. Barnes mode of apply ing the Golden Utile, demoJicHc'fr'.-.' Jefferson's theory - of human equality, and vindicated the retalion of mMlejp (ind slave, and the system of servije labor, from the Bible' t; A;"v' - WVivft , 3; At last accouhls no acliott'liad cen taten on tho subject. : 1 SB'S L'f J