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T IT E: S P I E I T 0 F D J-M 0 C It -A C Y-. rr TEEE SPIHIT, Ol?1 - '. - : ' i . . . JAS. R. MORRIS Proprietor. JEUEr W ICLI A MSrH rr.-.EmfoR: t WOOP9?lELDj ; OI1IO, SEPT. J2, 1855. DEMOCRATIC STATE TICKET. - .WIULIAM MCD1LL, of Fairfield, i;.rnt $ ko& 'hbttbsasx govsrkob; w . cJAflIES MClt$, of Lucas. -r - t?c5 FOJt SCTRKMB JUDGES; , ta tWIULIAM KEIVjXOIV, of Belmont. &i.H FOB AUDITOR OF' STATB,' .' , , ' ; -W. P- MORGAS, o Coum6.int. fTc'il; FOB tfBBASUBER OP STATB, aOBI C. BRESLJX, of Seneca. .. S-Jj FOB BBORBTART OP STATE, . rJYILXlAM TREVITT, of Franklin. i-l'i'-S "i;F0B XTTOBSEr OESEllAL, - IOEORGEl31cCOOK, of Jefferson. 0B- BOA&D OF PUBLIC WORKS, jJf.4.2IES Hi STEED3I Wy of Luco.. r DEMOCRATIC COUNTY - TICKET. .BVWK9 . SENATOR.: WILLI AM s fcAWREN CE. REPRESENTATIVES. ' .ft ? HEIfRY T. GRIER. ; C J Mf ? v- CLERK OJ? TUB COVRT,- UW JAMES MITCHELL. 03 : w,tv- , sheriff; " - 1 WILLIAM READ. f'- irnUtHCl CORONER, , .: ; . r 'thl,, ;SAMUEL W.. NOLtu 7 ' ' 3 'COtOTT COMMISSIONER, u-:.Vl r. ILLIAM MYERS r I . : TREASURER, , ' . ' , 1 - FREDERICK KOEIILER." ;; fj t RECORDER,: r'.K J rH! v : DANIEL O'COKNOR. ,f,-. . ; PROSECCTINd ATTORNEY, V v WILLIAM P.'RICnARDSOX. ,f.fJ0HK KERRf for three years, s: RICHARD CLEGG for two years, ' ELIJAH Mc3IAH0N for one year. t- ' ' ' " " AttAlWFRS TVTFfTTANTflS. czlJUiiwna leei an interest,, m me - -.'- - ' " ' i ' t ii. rjecess- ot the Monroe t'ouniy g Hcnlfiifal Society; Trill please remem itrrthat tthe next FAIR be held ca the'Srd'and 4th days of OctoLer. fjca't fpiet the time, and be Burc, everybody, ta nayeiSomelilns on the ground to exhibit. -tt ;. -rt ; .tUe7va't the JJ0ard, -Jxnii B; Noll,athau Ifiater, James Patrson; Jacob, -nYernon. andJ. Ti .bfrisl'were appointed 'a committee to! select grounds'and make'- preparations 'for the Fair. Tt,Wat: have yod beeij about, -iiteetv Have Jpjxjtimji, 'yow duty? Our cprrespohdents must exercise little patience; theyyilt bp ; attended ,'to: la SJiS fy-'i J3M hi, gThb --i County Infirmary- wilL be 7oenP foV'the'receptioii of 'prcper inmates,1 -bd atid after Mondaythe 1 1 th inst. :1 Seci .notice in'ftdvertisin columns'. gthati.tlus .gentlemen .isthc-Democratie : 'tandidate for Senator, in the District com posed Tof the '"coairtfcs of . Belmont and TT iV.i J'-J - A VAVTnofA ihens pojlegefra gehtleniSn, well inform- .red and higWy intelligenL;:. He is a-fl u'ent - UemocraC ; His' occupation s is farming, X andf he is jnow "just? in the vigor of man- hooiBTYe'sfeef perfectly safe in saying . -tQ the; people of , lielmont; ana Jliarrison, StfiaVthey; seldom, br.-perhaps never, have Kad W opportunity of "veting for a man aoe -tor vwhiqh he " vas . a candidate, as !SiOTHlRJ, WATSON, rv .. i'vr?The Journal seems bent on Having -titii readerR helieTe-that Ht-was converted on the 16tl jou did hot iJUjwUyiJivrite."your Bame;bn',the back of f tbe.xuaion-ticket qn the ; Qth,;yct yourSj wjsaaaJiras.autaiaea to bt, a iwiiiwcei pa .i.rtfiewjj'f ticletbfeforethe gsjhead p your itpriajj qplum aiiidai4 tit-JwinfluUelybtt?;thftMe;:q tSirebyictfdoffiing it td alt ihtents and puf- . poses, a wceit uetorc iir. viiuse iimue ujo TTspeech "which "you :'claim converted tqu f-iion'-for !endbisingi A; ticket; hwh. at first iyoll'1" neither enqorsea nor rejectea,:-. dui 'remma you oi'it nusi. wBee-vou surui ana .besides, you ought J.Q1 practice, dodg jiihg ejeryweek orf yo.u,;on'sible,tp .akeep op'with yoar;partyMW itT. fury at Norfolk, aVdiortsra9uUut..Aij or r eastern J ?xchanesare teemiog Jvith the . irigbJfttlstaUs . jravQsVthw pestilence. Yictims fire falling at the .. rate of 50 to 100 per day. fcf the Bpeedh of MrChase- -- X Alfred Ogle, Esq. ;y ;.V 1, A." rumor was afloat that this gentleman, owing to some local .causes;, had declined being a candidate for the office of Repre sentative; "and in order to put the matter at Test, word was sent to' him to meet the democratic ; Central' Cdmmittee, in this place, " on- Saturday last, which he did. -Mr. i Ogle here declared that he had not declined, neither would he. So that this matter is" disposed' of, all rumors and tales to the contrary notwithstanding. While here we took occasion to have some conversation with Mr. Ogle,' rela tive to certain charges put afloat by Know Notliings to injure his prospects with the Democracy. Notwithstanding the flat de nial of his being a Know Nothing, con tained in his letter, published by us a week or two since, certain unscrupulous gentle men, continue to repeat the charge. ' Now we are authorized by , Mr. Ogle to say that lie does not belong to the order t and has no connection with it whatever, and that had he . been a hiember of the order he would not have so far forgotten the respect due to the Democratic party and to himself, as to have submitted his name to a Democratic convention. : i This certainly is and ought to be satis factory to all Democrats. And when the charge, is made, hereafter, by Know Noth ings, wc ' advise ; Democrats to make this reply : " You either know what you say to be true, or you do not. "If it be true, you are perjured when you say so, because you are sworn hot to disclose to outsiders who are members of the order; 1 if it be false,': you are guilty of the sin of lying, when you make the charge; and you may take cither horn of the dilemma." "The Dack Out." The. Ohio State Journal of the 27th ult. contains an article under the above caption,- trying to make it appear that it was the Democratic speakers' and Demo cratic committee .wlio backed out here at the meeting on the 16 th. The editor of the'bwrnacertainly-deserves credit for his ingenuity; fn crowding so many falsehoods in so small a space. lonebnt an adept one' highly endowed by nature with the gift of twisting truth into falsehood, and having the advantage of -a long experience in the business, could have put such a face on the mattci as the Journal has; and none but one havirTg .the utmost confidence in hia skill in. sophistry and subterfuge would have dared , to do it. :.: -; i ,.; : The questions of religious test, exclu- sidn. of men of foreign birth froni office an.d citizenship, and everything else per taining, to Know Nothingism were wholly bniitted in' the proposition of tho Fusion committee; and besides they proposed that Chase and Ford, of the 6'peakers on that side, : should; operand .close the debate, thus compelling one Democratic speaker to follow another.-J The: questions which, in this coiitity at least,' are paramount to all others,'" VeW carefully : excluded, and others substituted ''which' have nothing whatever r to do with , the coming'State election? rrcrfLv-ro- - -: - ' " : - The Journal says :' "the proposition of the ; Slave ' Democracy was promptly ac- j:,That is nnqualifiedlyalsc. . The Jb usion Committee: entirely .- ignored the . fact that any "propositions had been made to them. They "dared -not either- acceptor decline them. . To decline would haVe been to record theirs want- of confidence m the ability ' of ' their speakers, and to; accept would have been tip exhibit I '-"that ' want of ability to' the,. meeting, Consequently ihey' wholly ignored the proposiuons. Again, the Journal says : " the olave Democracy 'wanted to confine the discus sion, to Know Nothingism." ? : :' ' . . Here i are the propositions made by the Democratic committee ; t ..r I. " That the speakers on that day. oc cupy the! same: stand, that they discuss the questions, row before the people, and that they settle among themselves the form of the questions and the order of discussion." -II.'" Thatthe speakers occupy the same sVahdi' that two speeches of an' hour each be made " on each side, on the question& npw before the people; ajid that the speak ers address the meeting alternately, so that one side shall open and the other close." Tlius it "will :rbe seen ; that . so far from confining the discussion to Know Nbthing- ism as tue. Joumaf alleges, , xne demo cratic commlueeleft'if'Mthout any limit whatever: ' " " Tke ?na?,further 'says i ' ;;;v It Itvas proposed ; on, the, part othe Republicans form the issue, .thus: r The Repablicans affirm all. tliaVis contained in thfiir nlatform of the" 13th of July, and depy! all f;therftdministrationr platform ; of the 8th January which Jsr contrary, l ne ISlave j.Deinocracy affirm- all that is con- taiqea in tncirpiauprm oi ine om d anu.-afyj-ad deny all in the .Republican plat form of the 13th July which is'contrary'. That, the; speakers should have half .an hour, each, -r-and, that ..it, should .'be deter mined jby.j lot-which partj should speak firsthand j:hat the other party should close. This propositionj, obviously f fair was de- 'linedi"::a.'r; .? : -f: ; t; The truth about the. above proposition is, that 'if was written by Mr.;;CHASE;: after his arrival here, and put in the" hahd of the Fusionists, who very prudently put it in theiri pockets and kept it there until the speaking was over. They gave as a rea son for so doing, that Mr. Chase had not given it to them "until it was too late to have a discussion.' And yet the Journal has the - hardihood .to assert that "this proposition, obviously fair, was declined." "Shame, where is thy blush ?" . 5igrTh.e ex-Postmaster at Sunfish di rects U3 to discontinue sending him the "Spirit." Sorry to say we can't do it. As he has not been a subscriber for near two years, it is utterly impossible for us to comply with his request. From his appointment to his dismissal we sent him as Postmaster, a copy of our paper free. When he was removed he ceased to be a member of the free list. t9gp,It. is currently reported and be lieved about town that Alfred Ogle, Esq., one of the Democratic nominees for the Legislature has declined standing a poll for that office at this time. We should't wonder at that. Indeed, the wonder is that he; stood it so long, and that others of the ticket are not declining. "Straws show which way the wind blows." -Journal. The Journal has a great knack of know ing things before thej' coine to pass. lie not only learned that Mr. Ogle had de clined, when he hadn't done it, but actually discovered the reason. A man who could be converted by Mr. Chase's speech a week before he made it, is the only person who could have made this discovery. Wonder if the Journal believes in spirit rappings f or does keeping late hours at the Council cause him to dream ?. . , . The Belmont Chronicle, which on the outside is dated September Cth, and on the inside August 30th, says: : "The last Woodsfield Spirit of Democra cy attributes to Mr. Wharton language which he never penned. The Spirit will find by examining the same paper moro carefully that Mr. Wharton repudiated the sentiments ; of the article from which it quotes." ' ' ' " - The last "Spirit'" preceeding either of the' above dates which would be . that. of the 29th ult., contains no quotations from Mr.' Wliarton whatever; but that of" the 22d ult. docs, and one which we claim is from the pen of Mr. Wnarton ' The article which we quote is from the weekly Gazette of Aug. 1 6, and the ar ticle is one entitled "Ohio Politics." .That paper says: ' , .... ' ' , 'We published in Saturday's paper the proceedings of the American convention, recently held hi Columbus. The tone of sentimentof the various speakers was con servative and national, and they all expres sed a desire to do the South justice. The convention' conducted their proceedings with greatest harmony ;and on all sides there seems to be but one end in view the de feat of Chase whose election they consid er would be an insult to ' the South and a stigma upon the honor of Ohio. ' Our readers can form an estimate of the state of feeling ; which pervaded the convention by the extract we' give" below from the Knpwhlof the Hon. Win. Stanberrv, of j Licking county. ... We regret we. have not room for the -.whole.7'" ... Here' folio ws.th'e speech. The editor proceeds: v - ; : - --i f"Somc'of the Ohio papers state that tfie attendance at the convention was com paratively small. ' Let this bo as: it may; the American party of Ohio would occupy a"more enviable position in the estimation of the country at large if it only consisted of a corporal's guard of such men as were in this convention,' than if it had legions initsservicc of the stamp of Spooncr & Co. Of course we are interested in the suc cess of the American party and would hail with lVlpasure the election or Tnmulc, a patriot and'- a' true ; American; but tins sinks into insignincance comparea wun the defeat of Chase. Let Medill or. any hodv flsfi be elected who is of a different stamp from Salmon P.'-Chase ana we wm Say, well done Ohio." - - i. This is the only extract or quotation that we recollect of having taken from the Gazette for a month of Sundays, and it , is positively the language of the editor, or we don't know editorial when we see it. If, we had done Mr, Wharton injustice, we would have very cheerfully, made the rnrr(ftion As the, (Jironicie nas aone us injustice wc 'trust it will retract. ; '-' 'Religious Freedom. ...r; Thomas Jefferson was the author of the act establishing religious freedom in the State of Virginia. This,' next to the Declaration of Independence, he always regarded " as ; the --proudest ;Work. of. his hands." "(When his time .came to leave the world :'which hc had so much benefitted, knowing that agrateful country would. - i'bn marble monument hia mighty deeds enrol," he directed what should be inscribed on his tomb. - Did he ask that he should be writ ten down the greatest of Statesmen f That he was'thc Colossus of our glorious x:ou stitutiou ? That he : had laid the founda tion of, onr free institutions? That he had sat in: the highest seat of . one of the mightiest nations in the world ?. x None of these. ' But that which he , regarded as pre-eminently greater than them all, "Here lies Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of : Independence, and of the Act' for, establishing Religious Freedom in Virginia." And such arc the words and the only Vordsr' inscribed on the tomb; in which he rests in the shades of Monticello And yet men will carry the torch of re ligious persecution and profess to be fol lowers of Thomas J efferson. I Let all such read the "Act" and blush. , AN ACT FOR ESTABLISHING RELIGIOUS : FREEDOM.. . WRITTEN BY THOMAS JF.FFEBSOS. Passed by the General Assembly of Vir ginia, December 16th, 1784. , 1. Whereas, Almighty God iath .cre ated the mind free, that all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burtheus,or by civil incapacitation,tend on ly to beget habits of hypocrisy and mean ness, and are a departure from the .plan of the Holy author of our religion, who being Lord both of body and mind, yet chose not to propagate it by coercions on either, as was in his Almighty power to do; that the impious presumption of Leg islators and Rulers, civil as well as eccle siastical, who being themselves but fallible and uninspired men, have assumed domin ion over the faith of others, setting up their own opinions and modes of thinking as the only Jrue and infallible, and as such endeavoring to impose them on others, hath established and maintained false re ligious over the greatest part of the world, and through all time; that to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves, is sinful and tyrannical; that even the forcing him to support this or that teacher of his own religious persua sion, is depriving him of the comfortable liberty of giving his contributions to the particular pastor, whose morals he would make his patern, and whose powers he feels most persuasive to righteousness, and is withdrawing from the ministry those temporal rewards, which, proceeding from an approbation of their iersonal con duct, are an additional incitement to earn est and unremitting labors for the instruc tion of mankind; that our civil rights have uo dependence on our religious opinions any more than ur opinions of physics or geometry; that therefore the proscribing any citizen as unworthy the public confi dence, by laying upon him an incapacity of being called to offices of trust and em olument unless he profess, or renounce this or that religious opinion is depriving him injuriously of those privileges and advan tages, to which, in common with his fellow-citizens, he has a natural right; that it tends only to corrupt' the principles of that religion it is meant to encourage, by bribing with a monopoly of worldly hon ors and emoluments, those who will exter nally profess and conform to it; that though indeed those are criminal who do not withstand temptation, yet neither are those innocent who lay the bait in their way; that to suffer the civil magistrate to in trude his powers into the field of opinion, and to restrain the profession or propoga tion of principles on supposition of their ill tendency, is a dangerous fallacy, which at once destroys all religious liberty, be cause he, being of course . judge of that teudency, will make his opinion the rule of judgment, and approve or condemn the sentiments of others only ; as they shall square with or differ from his own; that it is time enough for the rightful purpose of Civil Government, fyr its officers to inter fere when principles break out into overt acts against peace and good order; and finally, that Truth is great and will pre vail if left to herself; that She is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has no thing to fear from the conflict, unless by mman interposition disarmed of her nat ural weapons, free argument and debate; errors ceasing to be dangerous, when it is permitted freely, to contradict them. 2. Be it enacted by the General Assem bly, That no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place of Ministry ; whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or bur- thened iu his body or goods,-nor"shall he otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but tliat all men shall be free to profess, and by argumeut to maintain their opinions in matters of re ligion, and that the same in' no wise di minish, enlarge or affect their civil capac ities! V;: i; --K- .- :.- r 3. And though we; well know this As sembly, elected by the people for the or dinary purposes of legislation only, have no power to restrain the acts of succeeding Assemblies continued with powers equal to our own, and that, therefore, to declare this act to be irrevocable, would be of no effect in law; yet we are free to declare, that the rights hereby asserted, are of the natual rights of mankind, and that, if any act shall be hereafter passed to repeal the present, or to narrow its operations, such act will be an infringement of natural right. ' .'v r; -. : : ' ; A Freesoiler on KnoWiVot hingism. The Belmont Chronicle is publishing a speech of Hon." Geo. W; Julian on nhe Slavery question, in its precise relation to American politics," delivered at a State Convention in Indiana. .Mr." Julian it will be remembered, was the Frcesoil can didate for Yice President of the United States,' in 1852. : ;"The speech - contains the following extract, for publishing which the Chronicled K. .N. subscribers wilj hardly thank him: ri -. : I object to Know Nothingism,. in gen eral terms, because, judged by the light of principle, it is utterly indefensible. It is radically'.vicious In spirit. - It tramples down the doctrine of humau brotherhoods It judges men by the accidents of their con ditibn; instead of striving to find a com mon lot for all, with a comraou access to the blessings, of life. :- It makes its appeal, not' to the reason, but to the unenlighten ed prejudices aud misdirected passions of the people. It excites our abhorrence by veiling itself in darkness, ; in a land iu which, the people are their masters, and discussion is free. It ia not called for by any real need of the times,.; It is .at ;. war withfJusticcf Humanity, Republicanism, and the Gospel of Jesus : Christ. , . It j is, when dragged to the light, a ,bald :and ghastly, lieresy, wanting even ; the thin covering of a decent fallacy to hide, jits naked features." 0 0 m nt unit a t i on s "': - l " : For the "Spirit." The Whig larty Defunct. " - " Mr. Editor I was somewhat surpris ed to learn, as I did recently, that the Whig Part?, of -Monroe county, is to tally defunct dead and buried; and that it went fb the grave " "--- " "Unwept, unhonored, and unAung." I was led to believe that an old and prominent Whig, who, for near two years past, had claimed to.be the only remains of that once powerful party, still stood faithful to his . ancient . principles, and whom no threats could deter, nor hope of reward bribe from his allegiance. But . "Alas! how art. the mighty fallen!".. Judge of my surprise .when informed that that "old and reliable Whig" had forsa ken his principles, and now out-LIerods llerod in his advocacy of the Know-Nothing-Abolition ticket. I had thought him " the noblest Roman of them all!" But how wonderfully was I mistaken! That he should have continued his oppo- sition to the Democratic party was to be looked for, for "what is bred in the bone must come out in the flesh." But that he should have turned to be a Know- nothing, "passes all belief." True, this is "an age of wonders," and it is said "wonders will never. cease;" but that he, the old, the faithful, the firm friend of principles, should "fall, from his high estate," and "play second fiddle" to the dark-lantern oligarchy, is a wonder that outstrips the old "seven wonders of the world;" and now, like all other Know- Nothingsyhc as sturdilv denies being one of the initiated as the most rabid member of the Order! Alas! Poor Whiggery "Thou art gone to the grave, ' But we will not deplore thee." Much of evil and little of good was perT pctrated in thy name. But thou art gone no more to be heard of except in Know Nothing councils, where extreme care is taken to nominate old Whigs for the Leg islative offices, which may account for the sudden and miraculous conversion of the last survivor. And now "Tiger with tiger, and bear with boar, you'll find in leagues onensive and defensive joined." Who could have predicted in the mem-' orable days of 1840 and 1844, that in 1853;' the - Whig. party, would be known only in history, and that in the great State of Ohio there could be none found . , " so poor as do it reverence." . . . ; A gain I say, Alas! Poor Whiggery! ,Whq could have foretold thy fate and the fate of the last survivor? "Not a drum was hea.rd, nor a funeral note, , A its corse o'or the riuiiparts wa hurriedj Kot.a Know-Nothing fired a farewell shot, O'er the grave where Whiggery was buried.' Rest in peace! May no impious hand be raised to disturb thy peaceful bones. But, Mr. Editor, it is time I should terminate these fugitive thoughts. I ' "Thank heav'n that made me of -an humble mind ; ' . ' ' To action little, less to words inclin'd!" ! Peter Piper. ' For the "Spirit." 1 ' 1 Stafford, Sep. 5th. Ma. Editor; The "long looked for nominations are made. , 1 believe that Know Nothings are sworn to withhold their support from all demagogues, wire workers and foreigners. Was there ever such reckless impudence, such stultifying of their own" principles?, ere not the wires laid and. these nominations known to the 6ecret conclave in June ' last? Was not the intention to elect & pure .Know Nothing ticket this fall 'determined upon at that time? Did ; not the prospect of certain defeat induce those patriotic Amer icans to right about face and get on their knees and implore the Free Soilers to help them nominate a ticket on which all could unite, nearly all , of which had beeir nomi nated a mouth ago? ' Do' they expect the Free Soilers to .suck that teat in the', dark when they cannot, see the, color of the animal? . Arc . the Free Soilers ' green cnouerh to "take under such a contract? a tj- -rir ;! Arc Americans all wire workers? wire worKcrs: now many such are on the ticket? Arc . open honestnen of any party going to vote that ticket? V I hope.'not. IIONOR V ; ' " ' For tho Spirit.1' Religion and Politics. Mr? Editor : Since the Know Noth ing element has entered into politics, and prominent members of various Trotestant churches have become leaders in this cru sade against religious freedom, Christiani ty has been retrograding.' I do not pro pose, Mr. Editor, to enter upon a discus sion'of the Causes1 why this is so. But that it is so is a lamentable truth; " Look at the Methodist, the Christian, the Pres byterian, the Baptist, and in fact, all other Protestant denominations,: for -, the last eight; months, and we see nothing but a cold and Ufeless professioni : No revivals no accessions Quarterly "meetings come and go without the usual manifestation of interest -m-the '-cause of Christ Pro tracted efforts,-and yearly meetings are without '.life -without zeal without any good fruits. And why r Simply because Know Nothingism has destroyed all con fidence between' man and "man between neighbor and' rieighbor-Mbetween brother and brother. ' Instead of ministers labors ing for the salvation of souls, as formerly, they are now-laboring to spread religious persecution," and seeking the political ele vation of professing christians,' who will advance the cause of 'Know Nothingism ; and to accomplish this they stoop to every means rio matter how vile no matter how degrading. They even fellowslup' the tn- fidel, who denounces the Bible as a fable, and our blessed savior a vastarcu e need not go ueyond the bounds of ouf own county to become satisfied of the truth of this charge. ' .What a lamentable fact I If ministers of the gospel would labor for the conversion of sinners instead of writing such trash as' "Books of Canticles," they would be the means bf accomplishing much more of good!. I do 'not iv'ish to charge the members of any church as seeking, to become the dominant party, and after, that-! is uuiib iu KHiaunsn a national religion, as m England, Russia, Italy, Spain, etc., etc., and then to make all others tributary to it, but I -very much fear the tendency of the times is such. Anti-Church and" State. r .. . mt . i V. .CJ-: ' Fot 'the Spirit.'' , A Small Difference.' -lRrEraTOR-The Gospel saygyoft shall love your neighbor as yourself. But Na tive American Know Nothingism says you shall irate vour neighbor like the Devil. Fatal Accident. We learn that Henry Dennis, a citizen of Green township, in "this counts was killed on the 1st iust., by the upsctting of a wagpn. Mr. Dennis was on his way home from Sunfish after night, and sup posing the horses to be getting ont of the road, he drew them in the opposite direc tion, which turned the wagon over. It fell upon him. striking him" in the back part of the head. Although his skull was broken, we are informed that he walked some distance home. He died the fol lowing day. 12 The following extract from a re cent speech, comes to us in manuscript as an estray. It is well worthy a reading : . Religious IJberly. : t f . EXTRACT FROM A RECENT SrEECII. I have shown you, my fellow citizens, that; it is idle to talk of guaranteeing freedom in ' religious opinions and the mode of worship, to any Church, while disgraceful, degrading disabilities are at tached to the members of that church. I have shown you that such intolerance is only' worthy of the darkness and bigotry and blood of centuries buried .with the past. I have showu you that Know Nothingism,; though under a new garb, and in an age of the world when least expected, is really an old enemy Of liber ty whom we all believed to be blotted out. And I have shown you that it even pro fesses love -of country,, and yet that the direct tendency, of , its fanatical tests and loathsome doctrine is disunion and anar chy and civil war of the most shocking dye. Yet I am not content to let this rest upon my humble statements merely, nor npoii the writings of those' good men whose names are remembered with affec tion by all democrats, but I will introduce to you extracts from the works of some of the most eminent men of this country men opposed to the democratic party yet imbued ;with a spirit too noble and free to brook religious persecution. : - . Chancellor Kent, the great Commentator on American law,; says: : . v "The free "'exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, may be considered as one of .the absolute rights of individuals, recognized in our Ameri can Constitutions, and secured to them by law. Civil and religious liberty gener ally go hand in hand, and the suppression ftf either of them,' far any lengtli of time, will terminate the existence of, the other. " It is ordained by the Constitution of the United "States, that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, : or prohibiting the free exer cise thereof, and the, same , principle ap pears in all the" State constitutions, - The principle is generally announced in them without any; kind of .qualification or Jimi tation annexed, and with the exclusion of every species' of religious test. , Thechar ter of Rhode-Island, of 1663, established a -freedom of; religions opinion and wor ship of extraordinary libcrality,;fpr : that early period of New England history.": It declared, that '"No person within the col "ony, at any time thereafter, ; should be in any wise molested, punished, disquieted, or called' in question; for any differences in opinion in matters of -religion,-who do not actnally; disturb' .the civil peace of the colony.". tThe legislature of Maryland had already, in 1649, declared, by law, that no persons professing the Christian religion should be molested in respect of their religion, or in the free exercise there of, or be compelled to the; belief or exer cise of any other religion, against their consent. . Thus, to - use -the words, of a learned, and liberal historian, (Graha,me,) tne Catholic planters ,ot Alary land pror cured to, their - adopted country the dis tinguished praise of being the fifst of the American States in which toleration fwas established by law;, and while the Puritans were persecuting their Protestant brethren m jNew,jb.ngiana, ana. me episcopalians retorting the same severity on the Puritans in Yirginia, the . Catholics,- against whom the - others . were combined, formed -i ia Maryland a sanctuary,.? where all might worship.' and none might oppressj . and where even-.Protestants , sought; refuge from Protestant intolerance." y ;The learned Story fsay6- i - , i'The real object of the first amend: ident tol the Constitution, was, , not to countenance, ; much less to advance-Ma- hometanisin or- Judaism, or infidelity,, by prostrating Christianity; : but to exclude all rivalry among Christian sects, and to prevent any- national ecclesiastical estab-j lishment, which should : give to, an hierar chy the exclusive patronage of the nation al government. ,;Ylt thus sought to cut off the means of religious persecution, (the vice and pest of former ages,) and the power '! of: subrting .the ;r rights of con-, science in matters -of religion, which had, bein trampled upon almost; from the days of the Apostles to the present age. The history of the parent country had afford ed the .most solemn . warnings and melan choly instructions on this head; and even New England, the land of. the persecuted puritans, as well as other colonies, where the Church of England , had maintained its' superiority' had; furnished , a chapter, as full of .dark bigotry- and intolerance, as any, which could be found ta. disgrace the pages of foreign' annals.?' ? -' And here we have the deliberate judg ment of Dame! Webster ; j fit cannot be denied, 5 but by those who; would dispute against the sun, that with America, and in America, anew era commences in human affairs. This era is distinguished by free representative gov ernments, by entire religious Hberty, by im- , proved "systems of ' mftidnal interwttrse,iyw a newly., awakened and an tmquenchablej-O spirit of free inquiry, and by a diffusion" of knowledge through the community, suchT as' has " been hefore' altbgethern' known and ; unheard "of. r I America, Amer ica, our country, fellow citizens, our own deafand" n alive land, "Is'inseparabljrxoni-i . nected, fast boiiud up, in7 fortune ,and by. fate, with these 'great interest.- ; iXf ' they faU,., we.;falL with them; . if $eystand,: it will be because we have upholden them? , Again, Judge Story uses this emphatic . language: . -' ; ..;;.;-. r "Let theAmcrican youth never forget,- that they possess a noble' inheritance, bought by the toils," and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capable, if wisely improved,- and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity ' all the substantial blessings" of life,'the '; peaceful vlljymcnt of liberty, property, ' religion, and independence. ; s The jBtroc ture has been erected : by architects of' consummate skill and fidelity;" its founda tions are solid; its compartments are beau- tiful as well as useful; its arrangements are full of wisdom and order; and itsde fenccs are impregnable from without. It. has been reared ; for immortality ' if "the work of man may justly aspire to such a title."' , : -r:;.- O, my fellow citizens, let not the deep and damning stain of religious persecution rest upon ns ! Let not the ties which bind together this glorious Union be severed or endangered 1 But let ns mutually. culti vate the true spirit of libertyjnot only granting, but unalterably guaranteeing to . every man within this great and glorious land, civil and religious liberty -not in any restricted sense, but tb that" full and ; broad extent demanded by the inalienable rights of man. -'-iy . ..,.. -- But, ' my ' friends I am- not one who despairs..'. ,1 have tob much confidence in the intelligence of the" people to believe that the digraceful doctrines which obtain- " ed two hundred ! years ' ago, can now, be neath the noon of the nineteenth century, be fastened upon us.. 1 . No.'J will iiot, be- cause I cannot believe it; but I will rath er 'believe Hhat disunion-1 sentiments and their equivalent Know Nothingism will sink - beyond the .hand -of a resurrectfon, that error's monstrous shapes wfltfade away, and America press, onward, fulfilling her glorious r destiny, -Hnrtilwe ran truly "Uere'the fr spirit' oftiiAnkind, at length, Tlirows its, last fetters ofij.'aiid Vbxt shall 'place - a limit to the giant's uncnauiea strengtn, Or curb his swiftness In the forward race!'- State Fair Items. The Ohio: State Fair wiU commence ou the 1 8 th day of September, .' i(Tuesdayt) Entries are now being made by: letter ad dressed to :; the Secretary: at-1 Columbus, enclosing entry1 fee of $1,00, and list of animals or articles. Stalls or'space may thus be secured in advance.' ?:, Tho xsXj 4f Columbus is being -can vased. by order of the Council, : 'tb secure' quarters' for yis- itors;;J & 4srv; V-i;;"; f Persons ' will be -kept' over night, itWo meals and lodgings n' private families, or boarding houses at $1,00 each per day.- ' The - Fair Grounds are one mile .West of the 0 State" - House'; on , the National Road. J OmHibusses- and; carriages j will ran constantly to and; from the graknds. - Articles for "the '' Fair 1 will : hauled -from the "Railroad' Depot to the grounds at 50 cents per load5 by teams- engaged fbrJ that5-purpose. ' Exhibitors'-rfrom-H-brbad will bear this JnmindJTheRail road! will cany-' passengers from-Monday morning till Saturday -night at half . fate. Yisi tors who get' on ;tho ' trains without StateFair tickets -' will have full.fare to pay. Conductors have no tickets -,i-,t 1J All .11 trains ' in Ohio f will scarry . passen tiialf fare; -except - the Express gers Train between Cincinnati -and Golnmbjis and Xenia; Railroad which leaves Cincin-' natat at II" a.' m. i Exhibitors will ;pay freight on stock and articles for. the JFajr, taking a' receipt : therefor, and upon.'je turn of these upon the . 6ame, roads th money will be. refunded.- M as ''fl.Th(lJ'SbnTiUo'Md.;New8Jrk' R0nds will carry1 upon tnbT same terms;- a$ Other roads though not so; generally advfcrtajjed. 1 'Exhibitors 'ehonldc get their stock nd ' articles on the'ground by Saturday Jtjeforo the FairW -freight trains will, b; taken froni the' roads in time to wypsEf IJ)b struCtion to passenger ' trains; j&vr ' "The Exhibition will; not be fullyiJtdy for" the ' public before1, Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday mprning.;:-i:T?Hay4'andJfcfd--ding will be furnished: for stock jfre-Jind grain at market p'ricje; ho charge fordJiv- . cr'y'and retailing;Hir;j t5i:;t tin Owners of-Poultry will exhibit int&eir own coops; U ici:.:jqni TtsUtiotbat "An office of information will btfjcjftct eil opposite -the Americani?.V.near?,th west fence of the StateJIouse yard, where strarigersi'can "geti information jn regard ta boarding traringae7Fairvvrv Messenger boy b will tie in attendance to show stran gers to any part of the fcityait.Joir - "Mechanics 1 should c.bear , in mind th&t agricnltnral implements,- and usefal-urti-cles'pftin tings and worka of art generally may be 'sold i during-" thet-Fairj fioA.-t9 be remdVed till the close -of theexnibijtion, the 5 Board reserving .the right, tor prevent the sale of; such 'things as they e proper. The" names of owners! of.;ajutiial3M:irti eles with PrOj'address wiU l attached tb animals or articles on exl?y.iUoni.r-iThe gates " will - be opened. . at ; A Mi'and closed 'at 5 P.- M each 'days '.Pomraittee men and Editors will register. withtQlerk iff middle r'oom of- office building, in front of the1 grounds, the former iy noon of Tuesday; :- after'; which .time '.the register will be clofced.- An Editor's and Report er's Tent will 5 be "erected,; adjoining the Executive Committee's. Tent,; aBw rods from the front ntrance-iSfoman , Baltimore,. .Sept. 7. Flour $T 50 Wheat 1.60 to 1' IS."