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STAR OF THE NORTH.
a. W. WEAVER, EDITOR.
Bloomslinrg, Thursday, Nov. 8, t(JSS.
THE PRINCE or THE HOUSE or DAVID, OR
THREE TEARS IK THE HOLY CITY: being a se
ries of Letter* of Adina, a Jewess of Alexan
andria, refuting as by an eye witness all the
scenes and wonderful incidents in the life of i
Jesus of Nazareth. This is a new and popular
work, one calculated to have n large sale ns
the aubjecl should interest every one. The
book il a large volume of 509 pages and i*
embellished with a steel plate portrait ol the
boauliful Jewish maiden, an engraved title
page, and three large, splendid engraving*,
illustrating Christ's raising the widow's son,
tha Baptism ofour Saviour, and the Crucifix
ion from entire new design*, and executed
by the first artist in Ihe country, making alto
gether a very beautiful and interesting work.
Published by Pudney fc Russell, 79 John
Street, New York, at the low price ol 51.25.
Mr. N. S. HAMI.IN is sole Agent for the sale
of this wotk in this County.
Cy The Norfolk papers ot Tuesday speak
encouragingly ef the health of that city. The
Herald notices the largely increased sir.e ol
she congregations of the different churches
on Sunday. The " United" Fire Company
paraded on Monday, in attendance on the
funeral uf a deceased member. At the G*e
port Navy Yuid about 800 mechanics are at
work; and refugees were returning daily.—
No new cases of fever had occurred in Ports
mouth fnr ten da vs. and the ears ol the Sea
buaiJ and Roanoke Railroad have resumed
their daily tripe.
1:V The steamship Bullic, which was due
l New York on Wednesday the 28th ult,
with foreign news one week later from Eu
rope, haa arrived, which may be seen in an
other column of to-day's payer.
We also invite the attention of our patrons
to the letter " to the Know-Nothing Preachers
of the Methodist Church South," written by
President Longslreet, of Mississippi.
IDR LAND WARRANTS. —The whole number
of applications for bounty land warrants at
(hePdUßion office under the late act, is 222,- j
800; warrants issued 50,043. The applica- j
tions are decreasing. Only 5.500 ere re j
oeived during ilte month ol October.
STATE TREASURER. —A number of aspirants j
are already in the field for the Democratic I
-caucus nomination for- State Treasurer, - ;
inoiig whom are Edward A. I'emiiman, Esq.
of the City, Henrv S. Magraw, F.-q ,of Lan '
easier, and William D. Boas, Esq , of Har- !
riaburg.
PRESIDENT PIERCE. —The junior editor of ;
the Kernibcc Journal was at I'arrisburg when
President PIERCE delivered bis speech at the
Agricultural meeting there. He, although a
political enemy oi our Chief Magistrate,
■peaks of him thus
" The President is a lar more than ordina
rily good speaker; indeed, to be candid, I
bave rarely listened to a man who had a
more happy mode ol expression in the light
kind of eloquence suited to the occasion
which I heard him. He ie fine looking, has
• mild expressive eye, a benignant smile,
and at bottom no doubt, a heart of good and
generous impulses."
IdV The Washington Union thus describes
the personal appearance of Dr. Kane, show
iug that hie prolonged tour in the Arctic
regions has bad a severe effect upon bis
frame ;
"Hie gray hairs and futrowed face plainly
tell the story of his hardships ana suffer
ings. HIS appearance indicates two score
and ten; in reaHly he has just entered his
35th year. His form and physique are not
what is generally fancied to be in keeping
with a dauntless spirit, daring exploits and
herculean undertakings. He is below the
medium height, with a spare and delicate
frame."
SUMMING UP THE PESTILENCE. —The editor
of tbe Norfolk Beacon says that within a
•pace of three months, out of an average pop
ulation of sixty thousand, ''every man, wo
man and child, (almost without exception,)
has been stricken with the fell fever, and
about two thousand have been buried—be
ing not less than two oul of three of the whites
and one oul of three of the whole abiding
community of Norfolk, while and black."
What a hideous summing up! Beside this,
il ie slated tbat one half of the resident phy
•ieiant perished, and not less than thirty-six
in all, resident and visitant, fell martyrs.—
The glory of these men will be truly appre
ciated in a more civilized age. when Force
and Wrong are not so widely worshipped,
but Science and Mercy come iu for a fuller
•haro of public eeteem.
F.iteiuiueFlmir Mills. —There are sixteen
flouring mine, will, eighty-four run of stone,
capable of manufacturing about ten thousand
barrels of flour per day, at Oswego, N. Y.
Tbe facilities for handling grain are exien
•ive, the elevating capacity being about thir
ty six thousand barrels per hour, and the
storing room equal to about two millions,
two hundred thousand bushels.
Minnesota Legislature,— The St. Paul (Min
nesota) Democrat says, that the following is
the complexion of the Territorial Legislature:
in the Council, 9 Democrats to 5 Republi
cans; in the House, 22 Democrats, II Re
publicans, and 2 Know-Nolhirigs.
A Printer in Luck. —Maritz Lmb, of the
Doylestown Morgensttrn, by the death of an
vncle in Germany, haa fallen beir to the snug
earn of tl 0,000. What on earth will tbe
pool printer do with so much money f
Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving for what ? What object haa
the Executive oftbrs State in appointing a day
to be observed m a peculiar manner? Does
he desire the citizens of this proud old Com
monwealth to lay aside the ordinary duties
of rheir respective callings and make it a sea
son ot riot and debauch? A day in which
the appetite sl.onld be indulged to excess at
well spread boards, or are we called upon to
look above and beyond the earth and its
abundant fruits, to the source from whence
we derive not only our own daily food, but
also the superabundance which pours a gold
en tide into our national coffers? Are we
expected to appear in the thronged street and
hurry on to sensual gratifications without a
thought beyond the hour in which the loud |
voice of mirth ring* in our ear ? Thousands
will remember that a Christian Executive
Mas appointed a day of Thanksgiving, and
they will go forth to dishonor instead of re
specting the occasion.
If ever there was a people called upon lo
express devout thanksgiving to the Sovereign
Ruler of the Universe, il is the American
people. We fear that too many of us are dis
posed to vaunt ouiselrei of the gteainess ol
our country, without remembering that it has
been the constant and uriueasing object ol
cute from a superintending Providence from
Ihe day of the landing of ihe Pilgrims until
the present moment. We rejoice over the
greatness of this wide spread Republic, anil
without attributing its power and glory to the
true source.
1 be setting apart a day of Thanksgiving ie
a modern custom in Pennsylvania, and in
many parts of ihe country little attention i*
yet paid to il. We hope tu see il more wide
ly honored, because if properly observed we
shall be exalted thereby. There i* much
prejudice to overcome before we shall all fall
into the custom. We think tbe Agricultural
portion of cur people have something to be
thankful lor beyond fertile field* arid their
own good husbandry. They may plant ihe
seed in the rich mold, but unless God shall
Avater the perm and keep away the blight
and mildew there will be no harvest. Every
man in tbe community has a thousand bles
sings to acknowledge, and we hope the day
set apart for a special recognition of gratitude
will be duly honored by ail our people—
Westchester Republican.
SAVINGS AND DOING* or THE CZAR ALEXAN
DER. —The Emperor, who has been making
a journey south, via. Moscow, has issued
an address to the Russian people, in which he
says :
"Tbe brave defender* ofSebaslopol have
done everything possible for human powor
to do. The former and present unfavorable
events -1 accept ae Iho inscrutable will of,
Providence, v.hich visit* upon Russia heavy
hours of trial. But Russia's trials have been j
much heavier, and God Almighty ha* always I
sent her his benevolent and invisible help. I
Let u* therefore, also, now trust in Him. He
will defend Russia, the Orthodox, which has
ilrswn the sword for a jest cause—the cause
of Christendom. lam glad to see the inces
sant proofs of tbe readinei-aol every body lo
sacrifice family, property, and ihe last drod
of blood, for the integrity of the empiie and
tha honor of the country. I find comfort and
strength in these popular sentiments and as
pirations, and with my whole heart united
with my brave am! faithful people, 1 shall
repeat, confident ol God's help and aid, the
words of Alexander the First: " Where there
is truth, there is also God !" I remain your
well wisher, ALEXANDER."
The American Flag " Outraged." —The
New Orleans papers have an account of a
so-celled outrageonthe American flag, Avhich
consisted in the Mexican authorities taking a
returned Mexican officer, who ha J been ban
ished by Santa Annu, out of an American
vessel while she lay at Campeachy, Mexico.
The American flag has survived many "out
rages," and Ave expect it will still wave in
spile of this. Those who make the mot
fuss about it* being outraged, are generally
the foremost, under ila cover, in act* of ag
gression, which, if successful, would destroy
all respect for it. The Government ot Ihe
United State* has power to protect our flag
from outrage, and, conscious of that power
and its own rectitude, it need not stand like
a blustering bully in a crowd waiting for
somebody to knock a chip off his hat.
linusiis Election.
A despatch from St. Louis says that the
Free State party have polled 3000 votes for
Ex-Governor Reeder, as a candidate for del
egate lo Congress from Kansas. None but
actual residents for thirty days were permit
ted lo vote at this electiun, which was held
on the 9th. The election of Whitfield, the
delegate elected at the former election, in
which the Free Slate party would not parti
cipate, is to be contested.
tr A GOOD ENTERPRISE. —Mr. R. Ringler,
an enterprising gentleman of Bloomsburg, is
now about opening a school in this placo for
the instruction of vocal music in all its bran
ches. He will teach a series of tAventy-four
lessons, which is more than the ordinary
term of instruction in singing-schools ; there
fore much more can be learned, as Mr. R.
is an experienced teacher. The tuition fee is
reaonable, and we hope the young people
of Bloomsburg and vicinity will embrace the
present opportunity of training and improv
ing their vocal organs, for it never will be a
source uf regret.
TJF AFRICAN AFFRAY. —On Sunday evening
last a fight loon placo between several color
ed men in Rock Street, during which one of
the aggressors recened several severe cuts
about the head, inflicted by that dangerous
weapon—a shovel. He was conveyed to a
house near by and properly attended to.
CV The one-half of the Pottsville Register
and the whole of the Luzerne Union printing
establishments are for sale.
THE BANNER STATE. —For rascally offioials
Ohio seems entitled to bear the palm, BS, in
the laat five months, no less than eloven
postmaster* have been arretted for depreda
tions OR the mails.
PRESIDENT LONGSTREET'S LETTER.
B9 R PRESIDENT LONOSTRKKT, (he au
thor of thia article, was Judge of the Su
preme Court of Georgia - after hia conver
sion became a traveling Minister of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, was Prin
cipal of Emory College in the same State,
and is now President of Centenary Col
lege in Mississippi.
No one should fail to read caTefully and
thoughtfully this able and convincing expose
of the absurd doctrines of Know-Nothingism.
It will be seen that Judge Longslreet, for the
sake ol argument, takes for granted the worse
charges, which constitute the staple of Know-
Noihing literature, and then proves the move
ment most foolish, unjust and inexpedient.
He addressee himself in this letter more par
ticularly to his co-laborers in the Gospel
Mmisfj—it may be read, however, wirb in
struction by nil. Hear what hesaya:
TO THE KNOW-NOTHING PKKACHEKB OF THE
METHODIST CHURCH SOUTH.
BrtUuen 1 have ooncluded to divide my
promised appeal to the Methodist Church in
to two parts, and to address the first to you,
and the last to <he church at large. And
here, in the language of Mr. Wesley, let me
say to you I beseech you, brethren, by the
mercies of God, by whatever love you bear
to God, to your country, to your own souls,
do not consider who speaks but what is spo
ken. It it he possible, for one hour lay pre
judice aside; give what is advanced a (sir
hearing. Consider simply on each head. Is
it true or is it false? Is it treasonable, or is
it not ? Remember, brethren, lam cot be
lore yon to propose, but to resist innovations
of old Methodism.
I stand where I always stood since I joined
ihe church, upon the "platform" of Wesley.
You stand with one foot upon that plallorm,
an.l the other upon a rickety structure, first
reared by a criminal, il report be true, and
miserably patched by unchristian bsnd*. I
would have you withdraw the truant limb
from this dangerous platform to its original
position.
When we covenanted together, we were
of one heart and one mind. But you have
formed new covenants with men who have
nn kindred feeling with you. "There is no
fear of God before their eyes." "They cause
divisions and offences contrary to the doc
trine which you have learned." 'Their mouth
speakelh great swelling words, having men's
persons in udmirntijn because cf advantage.'—
These be they "whoseparate themselves , sensual
having not the spirit." They are such as
serve not the Lord Jesus Christ, but their
own belly, and by good words and fair speeches
deceive Hie hearts of the single." '-The> are
given to debates, envyiugs, wraths, strilcs,
backbiting*, whispering, swelling*, tumults."
With feigned words they make merchandize
of you. They are ashamed even to speak
of those things which arc done of them in
secret.
These be ihe men to whom you have
yoked yourselves. I do nol fay a'l your com
panions are such; bui I know many of ihem
10 be such and most of ihem to be men of
Ihe vrorl l. I vtould withdraw you from them;
but if I cannot, and a final separation should
lake place between its, remember, if you
please, that you made the first move in it.
'•But why not quietly enjoy our own opin
ions and live in peace ? 1 answer, because
your lodges will nol allow me to enjoy my
opinions in peace, but upon pain of surren
dering the freeman's right of speech ; and be
cause with my notion of the moral character
and aims of your order, we never can live
in peace, while you remain in it, and I re
main in the Methodist Church. How "can
two walk together except they be agreed?"
I am not the only Methodist by hundreds, i(
not thousands, who entertain my opinions of
your order; and I should suppose, whatever
you may think of it; that for their sakes you
would abandon it, upon Ihe principle tnat
you should do nothing "whereby thy broth•
er siiimbleih, or is ollended, or made weak."
Your opposition to Catholics and foreigners
I deem impolitic and unchristian ; but this
will never disturb our peace, if yu will not
persecute it in a way dangerous to the peace
of the country, enervating to Protestantism,
tosteriug to Romanism, paralyzing to Meth
odism, humiliating to her mini,try, destracl
ing to her membership, encouraging to false
hood, smothering to truth, and demoralizing
in all its aspects dnd movements. And here
I beg you to bear in mind, that it is nol your
principles to which 1 object (if a naked con
spiracy against two classes of men can be
called principles) so much as to your man
ner of propagating them. But as 1 cannot
hope to wean you from the order, without at
least shaking your confidence in your prin
ciples, I shall in the first place address myself
to ihem.
In what I hare to say opon this head, I
ahull lake it for grunted that you ill went
over to ilia Knuw-Nolhings with good inten
tion*. Thatyou eitcerely believe that the
Catholics are about to take the country; and
that foreigners are about to take it too ; and
that handled as it haa been by Whigs and
Democrats, it is even now hardly worth hav
ing; and that without the interposition of
Know-Nothiugiem it will be but a putrid car
cass upon any party that shoulders it. lean
not reconcile these suppositions with each
other; but they must be made to reconcile
the profession of your order with sincerity.
I will go still farther, and admit for the
sake of the argumeul, that every immigrant
who comes ir.to the country is a pauper and
a Catholic. That the Pope of Rome is fully
advised of every election that comes off in
this country, from California to Maine, and
from Oregon to Florida. Thai every Catho
| lie in the land feela himself bun ml to vote
! just as the Pope orders him to vote, in every
election that occurs in this country, from
that of village constable to that of President
of the United States. Let this tissue of ab
surdities be admitted; and still I maintain
that Knnw-Nothingisn: is not the remedy for
die supposed evils;and that if it wete, it is a
remedy with which you ehonld have nothing
to do. To the proof:
Pauper! art annually coming ly multitudes
into the country. Very well, and who are
PAUPERSI Why, they are POOR PEO
PLE. They are not necessarily lazy or dia-,
honest. So far from it, they are generally
both honeat and industrious. Certainly as
honest and indostriouc ae natives in their
condition. These, an oppressed, afflicted,
down-trodden, over-wrought, enslaved peo
ple, seek a shelter and a living in your free
country, where -millions of idle capital are
only waiting the hands of industry to loom
out in all that enriches, adorns, enables and
strengthen a nation—these are the people
wl< ich your order would drive from our shores,
simply because they are poor!
You lell us with more candor than self-re
spec I, that ihe rich may come without op
position, but you will not have your country
burdened with paupeis. Willi you the old
mmto which you learned from the lips of
jour sires and grand sires, "America an asy
lum for Ihe oppressed,'-' is changed to Amer
ica an asylum lor the oppressor, arid a scourge
to ihe oppressed. Your aims are as impolitic
as they arc inhuman. Hear die language of
one who knew the effec's ol immigration
upon country, far better than the wisest
man of your order: "A nation recei> ing a
Btruy child (a fortiori grown man, j "into i.s
bosom again, acquires a real treasure; inas
much as it receives in hitn an addition to its
population, an accession to the profits of na- I
lional industry, and acquisition of capital.—
It at the same lime recovers a Inst citizen,
and the means for hint to subsist upon. If
the exile bring back his industry only, at any
rale the profits of industry ate added to the
national stock, ft is true -that a source of
consumption is 1-keuise superadded, but
supposing it to counterbalance the advan
tage, their in tin diminution of revenue while
the niotal and political strength of the coun
try is actually augmented." [Say's Pol.
Ecott. Book 11. Chap. X. Page 368.] In this
short pa-rage w ill be found the secret of our
country's nnparelleled advancement in wealth
and greatness. The foreigners who are now
flocking to die country are precisely such as
have always come to it—precisely such as
have contributed so largely to our growtb in
agriculture, commerce, manufactures, and
Ihe mechanic urts. Some who came hither
paupers, when 1 was n boy, died millionaires;
many died possessed of l.trge estates, and al
most all of them died in easy circumstances.
Few, very few comparatively, fell upon the
parish. Tltey enriched the country by the
whole amount ol their accumulation—by just
so much more than it would have possessed
without them. Just so will it be with those
who are now coming into the country. If the
amount expended in support of the helpless ,
be compared with the amount raised by the
industry of tlte sound, for any three years
together, the first would be to the last less
than one to a thousand. You would fling
away the eagles to save cents! You would
retard die growth of tbe country a hundred j
years to save lands for your children ! upon !
which your children will not be permitted to
enter, unless they will consent to commit Ihe
keeping of your graves to their Blaves. Splen
did statesmen are coming out of the Know-
Nothing factory, truly I The last Massachu
setts Legi-laiure exhibits to us the fabrics
of this inechineiti their highest perfection.—
In that body were (ire and -wenty preachers,
(one third Methodists.} Christians many, and
Know-Nothings almost all. Their acts need
no comment. They will remain burnt into
the character of the State in lines so deep
and gangrenous, that even Ihe offspring of
the Hartford rebels and murderers of Bach
elder wi'l sicken at the sight ol them. Those
Itierarchal Know-Nothing Legislators are your
"brethren" in a double sense, and the mirablt
sigmtm "thai none but Americans should
rule America!" Do jou not blush to frater
nize with uch men ' And can you believe
that you are favoring your country or your
church in espousing their principles!
Bin if these papers be a nuisance, whom tlo
they afflict. Why Massachusetts and her col
leagues in a war upon your constitutional
rights ami christian character, Wnlrthese peo
ple you could not, as Methodists, harmonize.
They drove you away Irom them, by insults
and injustice unsufiferable—wept crocodile
j tears when they saw you going—promised
you s. peaceful parting, and an outfit Irom the
. common fund, and no sootier were your
backs turned, than they denounced you as
schismatics and sinners, cabbaged all the
common property, and kept it until the end
of seven long years, they were forced to dis
gorge a pnrt of it under the wings of the law.
Bui as Know Nothings you can harmnntze
with them, join them in an onslaught upon
Catholics and foreigners who nevet injured
you, nay who are your neighbors and friends
—and even torn a cold shoulder to a native
brother at your door, who protests against
your mode of warfare! Yerily if you did
not revive Catholic aitti thrse hundred years
old to justify your wrath against the church,
if you did not at times evince a higher re
gard for the sinners of your order than for
the Saints of your Church, and chafe at oppo
sition to you Irom any quarter. I should re
gard yours as the master institution of the
world, for leaching men to forgive injuries
and love their enemies. I
j But however lawful it may be for your con
freres to repell the poor from your borders, it
|is not lawful for you and me to do it. Muoh
less law ful is it for you to complot with sin
ners to terrify them from the land, when the
( laws allow them to oorae. 'l'ake care breth
ren, f beseech yon, how you practice your
Know Nothingism tactics upon this class of
God's creatures. They are under this pecu
liar care, and he will hold you responsible,
if you do not take them under yours likewise.
In this vocabulary, "the poor" means lite
poor world. So Paul understood it when he
collected contributions in one countiy for the
poor in another. So Christ leaches in the
story of the good Samaritan. "Has not God
chosen the poor of this world, in faith, and
heirs of the kingdom which he hath prom
ised to them that love htm. But ye have
despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress
you and draw you before the judgement
seata I Do they not blaspheme tne worthy
name by which ye are called ? "Blessed be
ye poor; for yours is die kingdom of God."
"But woe unto you that are rich ! for ye
have received your consolation." "Defend
the poor and the fatherless; do justice to the
afflicted and needy." "Deliver the poor and
needy; rid tbera out of the hands of the
wicked." "He that oppreeeeth the poor rc
proachea his Maker." "I know that the Loid
will maintain the case of the afflicted, and
the right of the poor." "Thou shall neither
vex a stranger or oppress him." "But the
stranger that dwelleth with you shall be as
one bom among you, and thou (halt love him
as thyself." But enough. Your Know Noth
ing doctrine is directly the reverse of the
Scripture doctrine in regaru to foreigners,
poor and rich. You are bound, if need be,
logo to the poor of distant lands with the
Gospel on your lips, and charity i:: your
hearts fur them. You are bound to do good
to all men—to feed the hungry, clothe tna
naked, and telieve the distressed, no matter
where found, or where horn. If this be true,
you should rejoice that the poor abroad save
you the trouble of going to them by coming
to you. Let law makers exclude them if
they will; but you have no business quiling
your work to hunt up law makers to do it.—
Much less have you any business working
undercover, with all sons of characters, to
cm down all law makers but those who will
do it. I repeat it brethren, lake care how
yon trifle with this class ol God's creatures.
It you have experiments to make in your
Know Nothing laboratory, take care that you
do not put ihe souls of men iu tbe crucible,
| or blow up your own souls.
| And what is your remedy for immigrsnt
pauperism! Why you will vole for no foreign
er, rich or poor, for office. Does this remedy
louch the disease, or even the person dis
eased! Men come hither from Europe sick,
and jour medical colleges are going to cure
them, by prescribing the strict regimen to all
the sound who have come from the same
country, through the first and second gener
ations! If the statement of such a case does
not shock your understanding, f pray you in
mercy to yourselves, and for the honor of
Methodi-m, surrender your parchments forth
with. You are either gulled, or you pretend
to be, and in either case, you wound the
character of your church. I ain pained lor
die future destiny of our Heaven-blessed
country, when I see that the daring author
of this iioiusiise should have succeeded so
well.
Turn, if yon please, to Bascom's sermons,
(page 288) and read Ihe letter which pre
faces the sermon beginning at that page.—
Many of you, with me, heard it preached at
the first General Conference of the Metho
dist Church, South. We ail admired it, but
we did not know the intent with which is was
delivered. He explains it in the introductory
letter, from which the following is an ex
tract:—
"The many virtues and christian death of
your son, to overlook the noble charity he
founded by requesting and obtaining rrom his
father twenty thousand dollars, with the addi
tion of suitable grounds, for the establishment
of an Otphan Asylum in his native city, (Pe
tersburg, Va.,) "must be to you sources of
consolation beyond any earth oatt o*Ter. The
Inflowing thoughts on death may enhance
your estimate of this, &c. For these reasons
&c., I ask permission, my dear Madam, to
dedicate this discourse to you." He had pre
viously said, that it was intended to offer
cooeolat.oit to the mother's nfHioted bosom,
under her then recent bereavement. The
father of the noble son is one of the loveli
est specimens of the christian's character
that I ever aafit. I have it upen credible au
thority, that the magnificent donation men
tioued by Boscom, is only about double the
sum which he gives every year to benevo
lent purposes ; and "when lie doelh alms he
lets not hi* left hand know what his right
hand doeih." He will be offended at this ex
posute of his virtues, I know ; but he will
pardon it, I trust, when I assure him it is
made only to save hi* Church from peril, and
her ministry from discredit. That man is
a na'itrallzeii foreigner. If that man were a
candidate for an office requiring special trust
and confidence—if he W9re a candidate for
any office—you would vote for the most aban
doned profligate in the world in preference
to him. Your vows to that effect are regis
tered in heaven. Nay, he wa* recently a
candidate for a petty office in his city, a> d 1
suppose Methodist Know-Nothings, perhaps
preachers, walked round that Asylum and
over the consectated grounds to vole for some
competitor ol his, at the sight of whom reli
gion would start and chatity shriek.
" But, have we not a right to vote as we
please!" No, gentlemen, you surrendered
the right when you joined the Know-Noth
ings ; and I am atnazed that you may be sur
rendered; for when you did lhat,yoii virtually
acknowledged yourself incompetent to advo
cate any men or measures.
You can advocate the claims of no man,
because you do not know that you will be
permitted to vote for him yourselves; and rio
measures, because you have none- a beauti
ful predicament for a freeman to place him
self in ! When a preacher Votes, it is to be
presumed that he votes consciously and upon
principle, but you vote as you are ordered,
and onl.v according to a man's birthplace,
" Know not to whom ye yield yourselves ser
vants to oboy 1 His servant ye are to whom
ye obey."
" But we love the brother, though we can
not vote for the man." You do? What a
stupendous exhibition of moral sublimity ?
What a beautiful combination of religion
and patriotism! It lacks but three things to
make it perfect. First, Religion demands
that you not only love your brother, but that
you do nothing to forestall his love to you.
Secondly, Patriotism demands that you al
ways vote for the root trustworthy. And
thirdly, 'can —not' should refer to conscience,
and not to a gratuitous oath. I proceed to
the next head ;
By c mcession all who come into the country
are nut only paupers but Coiholice. Suppose
they were Methodist, would you ohjeel?—
Certaiuly not. When you would determine
every foreigner's privileges to come to the
country, by his religion, would you? And
do you not perceive that this rule would be
practicable if you had all power in your own
hands? Why then do you mislead the peo
ple by crying out against the influx of Cath
olics, as though your party could and would
stop it, if they were in the authority ? And
why are you doing (hie when confessedly,
you do not intend to exclude loreigners of any
name ; but only to keep them out of office?
You dare hot say that you mean to exclude
foreigners altogether, and therefore you play
a game in eaoh a way aa to calnh all who
with them excluded entirely, without offend
ing those who do not. You 'use no officf in
your platform,and 'no ingrtM' in your speech
ei; and use one, or the other, or neither, as
beet suits your purposes.
Does this comport with christian sinceri
ty 1 But surely, brethren, one short year's
fellowship with your new companions has
not taught you to hale Catholics—the man.
" Oh, no ; we love the men but hale their
religion." Say ''love the men, but oppose
some articles of their creed," and I am with
vou heart and hand. "No man that war
re h, entaiigloth himelf with the affairs of
thisii'e." The Catholic priest obeys this
I precept strictly. But where are you f (Some
of you at 'east.) Candidates for this, thai,
and the other office—going from beat to
beai, and country to country, stumping it for
voles—haranguing the multitude amidst
thumps snd screams and yells—firing at op
position and almost coming to blows—telling
vulgar anecdotes—suppressing trutn—en
couraging, if not sparingly, falsehood. These
things are not done in a corner; and yet if
any Bishop, any Elder, any Deacon, any
Brother, any Press of our Church, has raised
a warning voice against thent, except my
poor solitary self aid one older brother, I
have yet to learn, who when or where?
From the holiest chamber of my soul I lilt
a prayer to God to have mercy on us,
and save our church from degradation and
ruin. Brethren, 1 am not near done with
you but 1 must stop. My powers of calm
discussion are suspended. My heart and
my eyes lake up the cause of my periled
Church in utterance which you might ap
preciate, but which I cannot expose to the ,
ridicule of an unfeeling world.
A. B LONGSTRKKT.
r> SIX DAYS LATER FttOM EUROPE. j
ARRIVAL OF THE BALTIC
Naval Expedition to Odessa Abandoned
Bombardment nnd rupture ol Klnburu by
lire Allies.
BRILLIANT VICTORY BY THE TURKS j
AT KARS. I
The Collins mail steamship, Baltic, Capt. I
Comslock, from Liverpool, arrived at New
York on Saturday morning.
The Baltic left Liverpool at 3. 16 P. M., on 1
Saturday, 20th, and encountered heavy west- I
eriy gales and heavy seas for eleven consec- j
utive days, being repeatedly reduced to a
speed of only 3 miles an hour. At midnight j
of Wednesday 24th, in lat. 52 lon. 25, passed
steamship Pacific. On Tuesday, 30th, fifty
miles N. E. of Cape Clear, and saw a large
iceberg.
The Baltic arrived at Liverpool on Sunday
morning, 14th nit. The Erricisson left Sout
hampton on the 19th ult.
The IVnr in Ihl Crimen and Asia. j
WARSAW. Oct. 14.—Despatches from Prince J
Gortschakoff to Prince Parkiewitch confirm j
the news of a simultaneous concen'ric *d- j
vance of the All'es from Enpatoria, Baid.ar,!
Kartell and K inborn, with the intent of sor-j
rounding nml cutting cd' ihe Hessian for- j
ces. I
Lord Pan mure hs* received intelligence :
that Sir Colin Campbell has been sent to En
patoria with a considerable lorce of infantry
anil artillery.
The Russian Governtent has received the .
following telegraphic report from Prince Gort- |
schakofT:—
"CRIMEA, Oct. 13 —The enemy abandon- ;
ed, this morning, the valley of the Upper Bel-'
bek, and retreated to the heights between j
that valley anil that of Baidar. He was in- j
duced to retreat by our movements on Hauri i
and Albat.
The array at Enpatoria is said to have oc
cupied three important mountain passes.
By accounts of the 13th from the Crimea,
the advanced posts of Ihe allies were on the
12th within 5 leagues of Baklchiseral. The
Russians were retiring slowly. Everything
leads to the belief that Gen. Liprandi intends
to defend the line of the Belbek, and to rest
1 upon the corps commanded by Prince Gort
[ schakofT.
! The battle which would definitely decide
the possession of this ground was expected
shortly to take place.
Other accounts state that the Russians have
surrounded the north eide ol Sebastopol with
a chain of new fortifications, ami placed it in
a state to support the sick. All the plateaus
on the north side, it is said, are covered with
redoubts and earthworks, and on the line of
I the Bolbek new works consliucted in the
form of the Matnelon have been raised.
The Allies are extensively engaged in
roadmaking and hut building, not only along
the plateau of the Chersonese, but all along
the Tchernaya line up to Aleu. The line of
■railway has been adopted for tho main road
from tialaklava to the camps in the neighbor
hood of Sebastopol.
THE CAVALRY ENCOUNTER NEAR EUFATORIA.
—''A brilliant cavalry engagement 'ook place
on Ihe 29ih of September, at Koughill—five
leagues Southeast of Eupaloria,—in which
the Russian cavalry under Gen. Korf was j
completely defeated. Six guns, (three |
cannons and three mortars,) twelve caissons,
and one field forge, with their horses and
harness; 169 prisoners, of whom one is an
officer, and 250 horses, fell inio the hands of
i Ihe French. The Russians left on the field i
| about 50 killed, among them Col. Andreaw- ,
ski, who has the reputation of being a caval
ry officer of great merit. The French lost 6
killed and 29 wounded."
The Russian account statas that the Rus
sian force concerned in this action was a
corps of observation consisting of a regiment
of lancers commanded by Gen. Tervelensky.
They have instructions to lall back if attach
ed by a superior force. General Korf having
lost sight of ibe enemy, who were pursuing
Tervelensky's lancers, hailed and caused his
men to dismount. Not having placed videties
in proper order, Korf was surprised by be
tween 2000 and 3000 of the French cavalry
approaching suddenly on his rear and right
flank, and he had neither time to get bis
lorce in order, nor to prepare for n combat.
The lancers were therefore, compelled to
scatter and fall back fighting. Loss, 150 laa
cers, a tubaliern officer, six guns and sumo
of tbe gunners. Korf has been snptrseded in
bis command.
! Bombardment and Capture of Klnbaro.
ST. PETERSBURG, Tuesday, Oct. Id.—Tele
graph io despatches received by the govern
ment announce that on Monday, the Ihth
inst., the allies landed at Cape Kinburn, near
Ibe Salt Lakes, but their number was not
considerable. In the evening, six allied
steamers cannonaded the fortress of Kinburn,
which successfully replied to their fire, and
damaged one steamer.
ST. PETEKSBURO. Wednesday, Oct. 17.
There has only been a cannonade between
the fortress of Kinburn and the allied gun
boats ; and the enemy has made no new
movement. Kinburn is situated at the ex
treme Western point ol a peninsula which
forms the Southern shore of the estuary of
the Dnieper. On Ihe opposite side is the cel
ebrated Oczaknff. The projection of there
promontories nnd the shallowness of the wa
ter leave only a narrow channel, of less than
a mile in width, by which tho Dnieper and
the Bug can be reached. The water near
Oczakofl and Kinburn ie nowhere more than
icur fathoms in depth, and immediately the
gulf of the Dnieper is entered it ehoals to
three fathoms. About 60 miles east of lite
i entrance stands Cherson, at the nead of the
delta of the Dnieper, to the north of a wilder
ness of marshy islands. The Bug flows into
the Gulf of the Dnieper, and about 35 mile*
up the Bug is Nicolaie/T, the huildiug yard
of the Black Sea fleet. Kinburn and Ocza
koff, therefore, form the lowers of the gate
which leads to two of Russia's most import
ant military towns. There is every reason
to believe that Nicolaietl, and atill morn,
Cherson, arc the chief granaries of th Rus
sian armies, or at least that through tliem on#
line of the convoys passes which have so
long supplied Sebastopol. It is now evident
that the appearance before Odessa was a faint,
no doubt intended to draw off froops from On
zakoff.
The Russians in an attack made upon Kara
were repulsed with immense slaughter, 4000
being reported as lying dead under the walls.
The loss of the Turks was 700.
The Russians, il is said, aro preparing to
retreat, having resolved to raise the siege of
Kirs. The battle was fought with extraordi
nary animosity on the port of the Russians,
who confess to only 400 killed.
Seve'sl Russian officers of high"rank were
killed or wounded, early in the action, which
lasted eight hours. On the 24th of Septem
ber, five days teforu this event, 4000 meu of
Omer Pasha's army, sent to raise the siege of
Kara by threatening ihe Russian provinces of
Abasia, Mingrelia, lmerilia, Gergia, and Tl
flis, (ihe capiial), landed at Sar.claim Kale,
in Abasia. Their active operations, howev
er, i< is understood will bo much retailed by
the lateness of the spason.
General Monravielf, Russian, says: "At
the beginning the attack was successful,
but the posiiuu and numbers of thd enemy
forced us to withdraw. Notwithstanding this
and a heavy luas, our Ircop* took fourteen
banners, and a stand of colors. Tho block
ade of Kara is re-established."
The Allies have also destroyed two towns,
Lanriau and l'tiauagoria, in tho Straits of
Kerich. *
The Indian eruii! brings the intelligence J
that un attempt lias been made on the life of w
Sir Henry Ward, the Governor of Ceylon, by ]
a Cingalese. I
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Fuuston, E-q.
In Centre township, Columbia county, on
Wednesday last. Mrs. MARV C. CAMPBELL,
wife ol Richard Campbell, aged about 67
years.
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