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"The Perpetuation of AMriw Fiwiw to oar object; American Mights our motto; and the American Party onr cognomen.'*
VOLUME I.
AMERICAN ORGAN.
rUilLIIUlEU KYKRY A1TXBKOON, (KICK FT 8UNDAY,) AT
TUB COKNKK OF LOUISIANA AVKNCK ASH
TENTH HTUKET, BT
AN ASSOCIATION OF NATIVE AMERICANS.
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The following preamble and resolutions,
Adopted at a mass meeting of the citizens of
Washington, on the 27th day of September
last, present the general sentiments of the
<l American party" in this city, and will doubt
less be read with interest by the friends of
American principles throughout the country,
to wit:
Whereas, a public meeting of citisens of Washing
ton was held at Carusi's Saloon, on the l'Jth instant,
npon a call made in and approved by the Executive
organ, the proceedings of wnich, in the resolutions
kuuI to have been adopted at that meeting, and in the
speeches of certain selected orators at a subsequent
adjourned meeting, .are now spread before the public
eye in the columns of said organ, and its kindred
presses, with approbation ; and whereas said resolu
tions, however dressed up in abstract professions of
patriotism, assail principles dear to toe American
heart and necessary to the safety of the constitution
and to the peace and prosperity of our country; and
whereas, the Executive is invoked therein to remove
from public employment such officeholders as enter
tain those principles, thereby to perpetrate ft ruthless
proscription of Doth Whigs oud Democrats for an
honest difference of opinion: therefore?
RcKulccil, That mere professions of love to the con
stitution and to civil and religious freedom, when
contradicted by actions, cannot deceive the sensible
and vigilant guardians of American liberty, whose
apprehensions have been excited at beholding the
strides that have been made toward a complete con
trol of our government by the subjects of a foreign
potentate well-known as the avowed enemy of our
whole American system, to whose overthrow they
ore solemnly devoted.
Retolotd,' That, as vigilant custodians of that bene
ficent system it civil and religious freedom bequeath
ed to us by the fathers of the republic, it is our duty
to meet and repel all insidious attacks upon our lib
erties as well as all open assaults; and that we view
with indignation and alarm the assertion of princi
ples and puiyoses, on the part of the recognised ex
ponents of the Roman Catholic Church in the United
States, subversive of our republican institutions,
which constitute aggressions of such a character
that, if not now restated, will land, at no distant day,
to the overthrow of the American Constitution and
the complete cstablishnusnt of despotism.
Koioivtd, That while, in the past political divisions
of the country, as Whigs ana Democrats, we have
struggled in honest conmct over oon tested p'rineiples
and measures, all of which are now settled, yet in
the present crisis of danger to all that both parties
hold dear we will bury every remembrance of past
opposition, and " pledge to each othor our lives, our
fortunes, and our sacred honor" not to oease our ex
ertions until our country shall be freed from the
dangers that new menace it.
Jimoivfd, That we proclaim, as (he cardinal princi
B" ? of our political and moral creed, a sacred regard
the constitution in all its provisions, upon which
are based our glorious American principles?freedom
of speech, freedom of opinion, freedom of conscience,
freedom of the press, together with n school system
for the diffusion ef intelligence, sanctified by an open
lMbte aa the rule of faith aud practice, holding as an
established principle that intelligence and virtue are
essential to the success of a free government.
Rtmtltud, That while we welcome to our country
the victims of tyranny from foreign lands, and offer
them a place by our side under the shield of our con
stitution, we claim for Americans the right to govern
their own oountry; and those who do not like our
government have our hearty oonsent to go elsewhere
II the pursuit of happiness.
kmoUM, That the fourth resolution of the meeting
at Oerusi's Haloon, recommending to the President of
the United States proscription of all officers of the
federal government who may have thought fit to be
come members of the association of Know Knoth
io*s?a recommendation which, before Hn adoption,
had been recognised and acted upon by the Execu
tive of the United States?proposes aa alarming and
dangerous infraction of the principles of self-govern
ment, and oalls for the prompt and decisive rebuke
of all the free citizens of these United Ststes, without
dirtinction of party,- sect, or creed.
Jueoiesfi, That every Protestant denomination in
the United States maintaina the constitutional prin
ciple ef a separation of Church and State?in wnich
principle many Amerisan Catholics sinoerely concur,
while on the other hand, the Papal Church abroad
openly, and always, and everywhere maintains the
doctrine of obedience of the civil to the eocleaiastical
authority, both in Europe and America; the sad aud
ruinous effects of which, in the one, are seen in
conntiess emigrants flying from its tyranny and
misery to our own happy land, and in the other, in
the ignorance and poverty of the masses, in the
wealth and vioes of the clergy, and in the ?**ole*s
insurrections, massacres, and proverbial instability
of our Southern sister Republics.
RWesrf, That npon these principles we sppeal
from the opinions, whose proclamation haa caused
this meeting, to tbo people of the United States;
and, although we might infer they are an exponent
of executive feelings, from the official positions of
those who controlled the proceedings, yet we will still
hope that the President, who alone nas the power,
will arrest the proscription already begun of nithful
office-holders, both Democratssnd Whigs, for daring
to entertain American and Protestant sentiment*,
and will reject the mercenary suggestion urged upon
him by the fourth resolution of the meeting last week,
as s covert scheme to gratify the appetite of office
seekers at the expense ef uiany who sealoualy and
efficiently aided in hia elevation to powsr, and whose
removal under existing circumstances will fix sn in
delible stain upon him as a man and as the President
of the United Htates.
Ktmtloedj That having seen the denunciations that
almost daily issue from ceftain presses against the
" fusionists of the North, who are dsnounoed as ab
sorbed in "the traitorous factions" which distract
thoes States, by which they are one after another be
ing placed in opposition to the administration, we
were satoniahed to bear the pressing invition in the
second resolution of our opponents to men of all po
litical opinions, without regard to tlieir "political
antecedent*," to form a "ftision" with them in their
future action?an invitation broad enough to include
Garrison, Abby Kelly, and Fred. Douglas, besides
their coadjutors in the two houses of Congress.
Rmctved. That we, too. appeal to all Americans
who love the Union, whicn "must be preserved," and
the constitution, which establiabed and maintains it.
and the rights of the States which compass U, and
especially to the religious, the moral, and the iltxWr
loving classes, to unite with us in effecting the re
ft rms necessary to the safety and prosperity of our
country, believing, as we do, that tt Is high time the
career of interested and unscrupulous demagogues
should he checked, and the government be placed in
tbe hands of men acquainted with its character and
spirit, and who duly value its countless blessings.
And whereas we believe in the competency, ability,
and right of American-bom citisens to govern their
own oountry: therefore
Rf*olv*dj That we will not vote for nor assist in
elevating foreigners by birth to offioes of trust, emol
ument, or honor under oar government: nor will we
vote for or asaist hi elevating to such offioes any
American-born citisens who recognise or hold them
selves under any allegianoe whatever to any foreign
prince, potentate, power, or authority.
rtssotW, That the naturalisation laws ought to be
totally repealed or materially altered, and the term of
reeidenoa before admission to the rights of citisen
ship be extended to the period of twenty-one years.
UIT VBI.R for PisMllt. -At Lammond's,
Seventh street, can be found a large collection of
Fancy Notions and Toys.
nov 18?eo8t
WHO Wants n cheap I^?t t -For sale for
??50, a lot containing 1,17ft sonars feet, situ
ated on New York avenue, between 4th and Ath sts
J. F. HODGSON,
No. 40fi, 7th street, bet. 11 and I.
nor. 1??lwd.
PROSPECTUS
or m
t "AMERICAN ORGAN,"
^ iMUyand
AN ASSOCIATION OP NATIVE AMERICANS.
"S eBaeoti*1 ixxi't of dif
ouce divided parties and dieted oKS C^'u
sS5SS?S=5i
f ?u application of thoae proceeds sohilv in
?*^ren&n:Lte^M
Si?SSS^
aiSSSj
Unif^fW16' ii,0' B0e0U hkatyto withdraw the public
laods from the arena of future party contests
^srr^teTa^tass
differed at diffferent timoa, has wnrhlmm^uL.
2 aa 5t?~E
S5s* wAsss i
diflw'Ci0!? tLZiZlX2?4"0?' ?* whicl>. *t
3 tSSPWttBttsgT&s
???tf.t533TO
?. li^^'^nwctessre
aapremacy.
A new era is at hand?oa aaa which will ha -*
frrvitrr
J?&^?Eirs^'4s2rrA^ff
qijury la aa unireml aa it is uahiral and pertincut
The rmpm* la being given in the thousands of asso
ciations springing np in all portkraa of the United
,rthe ???*? baaia, tUt the native
\ ootn citizens of thxM huiou haim thu /v?*w...?'<... j ji
??oa?m?*. a* ? izjzjzttzj t
unW^Lj ^CT <* ?? ?pontaneous and
^^JtiBssasrss.'
2?2jr~dt (Wading afteTJJf derating fo?
S. ^*Jh^hLTlJrut/^er?ur^v
k. _-T^ T "f" ?d known to our
P*"'1 *** yet.vntU HW' with few
l r P ^ American people have seemed 1/1 h?
nwd ^nrtT*8 ?f *"&**"* "> 'and. We
need not, on the occasion of presenting this cimdar
prutpectM* to the country, assign the amiss* for this
sudden and general manifestation of the purpo* of
th? American people to take the ruins of mmi. I
SATS? ?Wnh4,lda; U '* aufficient ror the
2&ZX, a iytyras* u?d?ubi?
4S3
opinions and of harmonizing the action of those who
I to unite in the formation of an "Amir
?LJ^JE!I2Z?? ?>? ?" find a mWy
i maMfM *vU? teHck lave com* upon ?#, o?t<i
^n^?r*7^ duiutrofii ope
ZZriu \ ? la*?i & n*tvra^tion,! We propose to
arts
THE AMERICAN ORGAN.
The twbUoation will commence on the lJth day of
NovamW daily and on the JOth weekly. '
loiSlM* P'y sufficient to commence and
to oocti nuathe enterprise, has been subscribed and
"ST1?1 to be advanced by a number of wealthr and
*en,lem?n; we are insured VdX
L.MTwUrrn' th*t <* "T paper now pub
li u aahingtou city. Tho number of \nir
W,U de{*nd uIK,n the enthusiasm
?* M^StoteS, but we hare such
aasnranoes that we cannot doubt we shall commence
b?? ^**"!ii *,nd to?t a rear will not trans
fisssj^aiiac
th^nC^f0" " ^ *e",t of to* federal gorernment,
raLrt2SLf5u2*i2l rhere "U th? rrjv
^?mblL ^ a"d ?* toe people annuallj
II55: w . w*lere proniiiient men of all DArti? ?
PcnoiKsallT sojemra fixr manj moDtha. is consuLnvi
Dy us, and by our fnendd, as the most favorable on?
^ of ^ ??a^ ^rlYT^TA
Tocacr ITtiri.r,,r dpTotion ?" the ad
?ooacy or the doctnnea and policy of thia rmrtr .h.n
Er^aUrf'-^ 10 . wt> know *e al.il do
w trust we tiiall reoeiri it.
J.sl! ^nDu^perh*I* n,ore distinctly and concisely
"hich the o?nTO
tahlisbed than by presenting the foUnwinr extract,
7V"m?**ZZ
ioak PAarr oca 40tt0M."
Our position la thus defined. We shall adrooate
tucA mtKuurM as will in oor judgment, if earned rnit
J-^toMe onr freedom and protect our native rights ?
Hjrishall we at any time deviate from the path of
^of^^^^ Md ?hc ?i
rm<Kiratic or from a Whijtf admin is t ration ? but w?
J^Lt ff^Xm*>,,est,on? "'to the most
^?rf^ frawbtefrwn favor or prejudice, toward the
preaentor any ftiture administration Keeping al
ways in riew the principle, and purposes ?f the
.nTm^^V'? ?hal1 f?r toose pri maple*
aod purpoaea, while aa an independent journal we
whuS'Srnfci We U rifht "x1 condemn
wbst ws^ftlnkjs wrong tn the princinlesof all pnblic
men and of all political partiea. iV editor of the
'nMlILL Organ wiU be a Uemoorat of the school of
Jefferson and Madison, progressive in hU notions of
^ 4dTOt*cy?f ^
No essay or editorial shall ever appear in the
ni^duTlh'^L0"' *n4*mcf ?r wbicT^nld be U>
in J 'dice toe rights or wound the feelings of the citi
wn. of ?ag of tfie SUtas. So far aa the influence of
each the #on?tStotional right* of
^ynnxzjJia
'V" ioawkwte* w Xwriom
quarter it may approsoh, and
?aatioal aa m matters political. ?oo1^
Oenaral and local news Will be pob.
Iiahed in order that onr patrons mXy have a
T* ?f pasalag events. ^
The duly paj-er will be pablished every afternoon
(axoept 8undsjs|) and dalivered to subscribers at 10
vear^ r?^?hl ? ?Zi to ?u,*oriber8 at ?5 per
year, payable hi advance.
moV^nI"^lrarP"r wlH ^ pushed frery Monday
*4 P61" 7<*r to single aubacribera, p.7
SteLd k " ^ ^ or more wiU be ftir
aBSSwycaaf-'
theA^^wfilf"k!?Cite,'r *.4 ?toa; and, aa
0nr"n' W?W"(rto. City, 6.C to
A General Ageacy.
WWILLIAM T. SMITHSON * CO.,
ILL give particular and prompt attention to
against the Deportment* of the Uov
eminent and CuugreHs,
a,?1" ?"?nId to the purchuse and .sale of
%***? V* anting of Houses, and the collection
?f U"d Wur??<? and Scrip,
Agents. bu?"nei"? appertaining to thut of General
~Ve have obtained the services of Fronch S. Evans,
S!.? nlS*1"' j WIV a clerk in the 1'eu
rw?k? ha8 *1*0 bo?" oonneoted with
oilier branches of the government.
rants%::i'^^S',tCa8h ^ f?rLflnd War"
Bjye.^v*,for 5?te. on liberal terms, 38 building lots,
deep. ?ud 80 feet front, situated on
of the Capitol betweeu Nmth *">d Tonth streets, east
These lots are very valuable, and, from the rariid
improvements going forward 011 Capitol IliU, and {he
increase of population just in this neighborhood, they
must become more and more valuable every year.
Young men with small means would do well to invest
w ,n the P"re'?we of thfese lots.
, yf-j. a,#f *"?Te some very valuable property,
building lots in Chiougo, Illinois, which we will seli
iST?" advantage to the purchaser.
This property will doubtless make to the purchaser
one hundred per oent. upon the amount invested, in
the course of two years. '
Also, 1,000 wres of fine land in Illinois, lying with
in 88 miles oi St. Louis. 'v "
WILLIAM T. SMITHSON A Co.
UCfKft TO-?
4 Co"! ?? *??
Ayres A Hamilton, ) n.. ?,
Cyrus U. McCorunck. f M.
A. 8. Lee. 1
William Hell } kU/unoiui, la.
Tmsley, Tardy, A Co.)
Mosby A Speed,
William B. Roane,
Major James Garland, ? Lynchburg. J a.
B. D. Christian,
Rer. John Early.
fcSttSSL h? w "><xw-.
nov 18?lm
AGENCY AT WASHINGTON.
nr0 CLAIMANTS.?FRANCLS A. DICKINS
M. continues to undertake the agency of claims be
fore Congress and other branches of the government,
including commissioners under treaties, and the va
2r, ?U , "f80?*; He will attend to pre-emption
th^nnfe AS ^nts for
property destroyed by the Indians, or while in the
posseBsiou of tie United States; invalid, revolu
tionary, nary, widows', and half-pay pensions;
claims for revolutionary services, whether for com
kn,ls' M well those
ogumst the State of Virginia as against the United
tales; all claims growing out of contracts with the
government, for damages sustained in consequence
and, in
His charges will be moderate, and depending uuon
the amount of the claiui and the extent of the scrvice
Mr. K A. Dickixs is known to most of those who'
have been in Congress within the last few years or
who have occupied any publio attention at Waahlng
His office is on Fifteenth street, opposite to the
teXDep*rtment' *Dd nwct 10 ^ of Uie
All Liters must be post paid. nov 18?y
AND and General Agency Office. "Co
' Seventh street, Washington
for Bo^ty Land, applications for
Pension by the widows and minor hoirs of sol
diers killed (or who died) in the United 8tales
VIw" *iDccl17iW' ?'"o'uding the Florida
and other Indian wars, the war of lglg, and the late
war with Mexico;) applications for Pension by the
widows and heirs of all Revolutionary soldiers ?
Monev Claims against the vsrious Departments ofr
the Government and before Congress; and claims
for extra pay for Army and Nary in California and
Oregon from IMS to 185*. prosecuted by
F. E. HAssLER, General Agent
N. B. Laud WarranU and Land Scrip bought and
nov i??tf
ILMANS' Hair Dye has made its a*.
pearance in our city, very much to the gratifi
cation of our young beam who wear red whiskers or
mnstachios. Gentlemen see now seen going into our
hair-dressing saloons with hair, whiskers, mnstachios
and eyebrows of all imaginable colors, and in five
minutes they will appear op the street having thein
entirely changed, and decidedly improved by a Itft
f^IftraUi. by using Oilman's Dye.?Nor
For sale by Z. D. OILMAN, Chemist.
no,r '' Washington city.
D?MtK^V-<<WtU* ? ?? huitLof "air T-Try
number of persons can testify. As a toilet article it
has no superior; it render* the hair soft and irlossv
removes <Undroffand scruff, Ac. Price VMS cents Mr
bottle, or fire for $1. ^
, _Jf.oorf,? Excelsior Soap Dentifrice is warranted to
be the best preparation for cleansing the teeth and
mouth, for purifying the breath, hardening the gums,
and pre renting decay, now extant. It contains no
add or gritty Mbatances, nor is in any wsy injuri
ous. Pnoe 25 cents per jar.
For sale at J. B. MOORE'S, Chemist,
I enn. arenue, opposite Seven Buildings,
nor 18?Steo
TIN-WARE, japan, w are,
II-7 N<v, *08, Serenth street, between H and I.
The public are respectfully informed thst the subscri
ber has on band a hill assortment of Stores, Tin-ware
Japan-ware, and fency articles pertaining to his line
of business. He requests the citizens of the Northern
Liberties to give him s call, and to examine his stock
believing that, if thejr shall do so, they will not ?
elsewhere to make their purchase*.
Repairing, in bis branch of buainees, neatly and
promptly attended to.
nov 13? lm J. F. HODGSON.
To Faraish a Hoase Complete,
CAid'.*J D27*f B??' * C?-'? Ninth
street, five doors north of Clagett A Oo No*
4?8, 494 and 4V?, where will be 3d to oeir t?r
largo sates rooms, the moat varioua ana oomnlete
stock af Housekeeping Go<k1? in the United Slat?, in
one store, to whMS additions are constantly made of
everything that is new and convenient Honsckeep
trs and Uiose who yc sbont eomnienetn^ may rmt as
wilh^. -i * M ct>eap as elsewhere,
with a great saving or time, trouble, and vexation of
dealing in many stores.
All goods warranted as represented, and delivered
to any part of the District free of expense.
We note the heading of wffat we keep:
FOR PARLORS.
. D'*!!?*' k?unge*> Bookers, Gothic Par.
?T.uw?-' vf "T- wnut| *nd mahogany, covered
.lr' r ,h' brooatelle, damask, or chintx, or in
wi"te, for those ftirnishing their own eovsrs.
Tables of evwy kind and description. Piano Stools,
H^.i?crcof ^ ^
DINING ROOM.
Extension and plain Tables, Sideboards, Chairs, Ac
CHAMBER SETS.
I Painted or imitation, of the various woods?walnut
mahogany, and cherry, in sets or detachod nieces,
Beds, Msttresses, of hair, cotton, and shuck; Pillows
and Bolsters; Feathers in sacks.
PLATED GOODS ON ALBATA.
Sjwons, Forks, Ladles, Baskets, Castors, Waiters,
| Tea Sets, Ac.
FRENCH AND ENOLISn CHINA,
In dinner, tee. and chamber sets, or in detached
piece* in fancy G. B. or white.
Edwards's white Stone Ware, in sets or detached.
Glass Ware, pressed and cot a full assortment.
Cutlery, from the best manufacturers.
Fancy Goods, Wood Ware, Baskets, Brush
penned Goods, Block Tin, common Tin
Ware, Children's Tors, sndererythlng appertaining
to a well fornished kitchen (the fmindstinn of good
h^aebe^ng) ?,.y be found in our store, Ac.
u -II m,r ?w' a oataloffii<\ *nd
it will aasist new house housekeepers in selecting
?i 'd neo****r/ for making their homes comforT
sfftt. .rofni?*r f?e stores No. 492. 4?4. and 4!K!
t street, lire doors north of PennsylranJa are
nue. 1
n0T 18 lmeodif DONN, BRO. A CO.
'? '? * CO., Eaciaaera and
General Machinists corner of Virgi-ia aremw
ana Ninth street west, Washington, Diiinct of (V
lumbia. m,
THE " KNOW-NOTHINGS."
We do not belong to this association, and
" know nothing" of it except from common re
port. Our information may, therefore, bo in
correct, or at least imperfect; but assuming
that public opinion does justice to tho views
and purposes by which the association is actu
ated, we incline to tho opinion that a stern ne
cessity called it into existence, and requires its
continuance.
It will be readily admitted that all secret so
cieties are liable to be abused to bad purpose.",
and especially political organizations whose
proceedings are secret, because they are not
restrained by the wholesome check of public
opinion; and hence the individual members
are not so essentially controlled by regard to
their reputation as they would bo if what they
propose to do was subjected to public animad
version. " Know-Nothingism" may, therefore,
be an evil, or may become one of great magni
tude by the abuse of power; but, on the other
hand, it may, if directed by right motives, ef
fect great good, and counteract evils of tho
greatest magnitude; and evils, too, ior which
we know no other remedy.
If we are rightly informed, tho association
1 has been got up to counteract tho political in
fluonce of Romanism, by resisting tno political
elevation of foreigners. It doos not propose to
exclude from office or authority, legislative or
executive, Romanists as such, but only foreign
era. Yet, as tho great body of Romanists, in i
t)ilu country, are emigrants from Europe, it
cannot be denied that the exclusion of foreign
ers will necessarily affect the Roman Catholic
Church more than other churches; and this,
so far from being a political evil, may be shown
to bo necessary to tho conservation and per
petuation of civil and religious liberty: And
I hence it may be asserted, with great propriety,
that an organization such as the "Know-No
things" constitute, is essential to the welfare of
our country, as the only adequate means of
counteracting Romanism; tho most secret and
the most formidable association that human in
genuity ever devised, and which, from its very
nature is, and cannot cease to be, hostile to the
principles of civil and religious liberty.
That the Roman Catholic Church is a secret
society, directed by its hierarchy?Absolutely
controlled by its priesthood to a degree which
has never been exercised by tho leaders of any
political party in this or any other country?is
evident ny its religious creed, and ita practice
everywhere. The confessional is a secret tri
bunal. before which every member of tho
church is required to make known, not only
every immoral action, but every thought and
purpose of the' heart, upon pain of incurring
the anathema of the church, which is equiva
lent to a sentence of eternal damnation. The
secrecy of this tribunal is not only admitted
by the church, but gloried in. Even the priest
dare not reveal what is extracted from the pen
itent under tho seal of confession, unless he
be authorized to divulge it by church authority.
This wilt not be denied, we presume; but
this is not all. The priest is thus put in pos
session of secrets which enable him to hold his
penitent under socrot obligations which he dare
not violate. Tho priest, as we havo said, is
bound to secrecy, but may be released by his
superiors from the obligation, and always will
be, as he always has been so released, when
the good of tho church requires it The peni
tent must have been a very correct man in all
his relations if his confession does not place
him absolutely in the power of his priest, even
in regard to his worldly interests ; but in re
gard to his spiritual interests, his absolute de
Ssndenceon his confeesor is unquestionable.
c has been taught to believe that priestly
absolution is essential to his salvation, and
what is still worse, tliat the validity and effi
cacy of this absolution depend upon the secret
intention of the priest who administers, or
pronounccs it, bo that if it be pronounced with
i all formality, and according to the established
formula of the church, it is. wholly unavailing
unless the priest lias a " right intention" in
the exercise of his function.
The penitent is, therefore, wholly in the power
of the priest; for, although his confessor may
Rthrough all the outward form of receiving
confession and giving absolution, vet he
must be loet?forever lost?if his priest has not
been fl6 conciliated as to exercise a right in
tention in his own mind. This is the doctrine
of the Church as laid down by the so-called
holy, infallible Council of Trent, the last oecu
menical council of the Roman Catholic Church.
Now we put it to any man of reason and
common sense, if you believed all this- if you
believed the priest had all your eternal Interests
in his power?could send you to heaven or to
hell, even while he administered the rites of the
Church outwardly, by exercising or withhold
ing a secret " right intention" in the adminis
tration of the sacraments, or the power of abso
lution?if you believed in these doctrines of the
Church of Rome, would you incur the displea
sure of the priest for any earthly consideration T
But if not, is not eveiy Roman Catholic under
the absolute control of a secret society, by con
siderations not only of a temporal, but of an
eternal weight ?
But it may be thought that no sensible man
can believe all this! Yet if a man does not be
lieve it he is not a Roman Catholic at all; and
why any but such can go to confession, in a |
country where no legal authority or political
advantages are made to dejiend upon going to
confession, we cannot divine. In Roman Cath
olic countries, where all social and political ad
vantages are made to depend upon l>eing in the
i Church, and the being in the Church is made
to depend upon going to confession, at least
once a year, we can easily conceive how an
Atheist may be induced to conform to the re
quirement, as he believes in no ftituro judgment
or accountability. But why even an Atheist
should profess to be a Catholic, and conform to
the requirements of the confessional in this
country, we cannot imagine, unless it be from
a desire to secure Catholic votes and influence
to aid his political aspirations.
Having, tlien, among us a very large secret
society, governed by a priesthood, who arc l>e
lieved by the members of the association to
exercise by divine right the pownr to fix and
determine their eternal destiny, ami this priest
hood itself being the subjects of a foreign pon
tiff, prince, and potentate, by what means can
such influence be controlled but by a combi
nation of its opponents f And how < an such
combination be cffccted but by association and
organization ? Will it bo answered that Ro
manism, though a secret organisation, is not a
political one, and therefore does not require to
be opposed by a political combination such as
that of the "Know-Nothings?" To show this
| it will be necessary to prove that tho secret
organisation of Romanism cannot be bfOnght
to near upon politics, and political institutions;
a position which contradict* all history andI ,
experience!?all history, for the l*ope himself
has been an active agent in tho political qui"
rels, intrigues, and wars of Europe; and m
every country where Roroanism is dominant,
it sustains despotism in the State by the ver>
means it employs to perpetuate it in the
Church. So potent is this ecclesiastical influ
j enoe, that every strugglo of the people for civil
I liberty has been prostrated by it, except wheix
.7 . IMI11 MOOMMa It att the
religion of * ranee, with princely revenues and
endowments. Louis Philippe asftturied tho
protectorate of tho Holy Roman Catholic
Church, and compelled tho h?lnl.?? 1Vl.ii;.,,
Church, and compelled the helpleua Tahitians
to admit tho Jesuits and French brandy. And
now the Emperor, elected by the people of
France, keops a body of French troops in
Home to protect his " holiness" from tho in
dignation of an oppressed, enslaved, and starv
ing population. Where, we ask, has Roman
ton the ascendency in any country in which it
has not crushed out every feature and sem
blanco of civil and religious liberty ? But if
this cannot be shown, is it not idle to contend
tnat this systematic hostility to human rights
is not inherent in tho system, and will, if per
mitted, do tho very samo thing in our now freo
ana happy country. Indeed^ tho purpose has
| been openly avowed by tho papers of tho Ro
I man Catholic Church, which liave kindly fore
warned us that " whenever tho Roman Cath
olics obtain a sufficient numerical majority of
the population of tho United States?as they
are destined to do?there will bo an end to
civil and religions libertythat is, wo shall
be governed by the incumbent of St. Peter's
chair, whoever he may chance to be. Tho
I v? ,?? 6V?7 Roman Catholic bishop and
archbishop binds him to absolute and unques
Uoned obedioncc, not only to the present Pope,
but to his successors, and to " oppose and per
secute all who do not submit to his au
thority.
Was it not time to take tho alarm, and to
combine to resist tho secret association which
already threatened us with tho loss of all that
treemen, and freo Christians, hold dear on
earth . Yet the fact is, that even this did not I
produce any associate resistance or countcrac
tion. Wo waited for some overt act of tho
Komish hierarchy to rouse us to opposition;
and, encouraged by tho ever-swelling tide of
Romanist immigrants from abroad, the priest
nood ventured to enter upon an opon field of
mmhof an/1 1 .? , r ...
1* C ? . . "vnuuTlll^ U1D WM DUD
ho schools in the world. A law was enacted
by which tho trustees were nude eloctive, and
the disinterested and able supervision of tho
public-school society was superseded in some
or the wards by men of very little education?
sonic could not even read, and kept grog-shops
at that If any one should inquiro whv the
governor should rocommend, and the Legisla
ture enact such a measure, we reply the papists
had votes at the command of the bishop, and
the politicians were in the market.
After this the opposition to tho Bible in the
public schools was earned into every part of
the L nitod States; and even whore it succeeded
it did not appease the Romanists. Tho sworn
enemies of knowledge among the people, noth
ing short of the destruction of the whole sys
tem of common-school education could satisfy
the Romish hierarchy. It was now that the
Know-Nothings" effected an organization, and
aroused tho jkjodIo everywhere to a sense of
their danger, and showed that this danger was
imminent, notwithstanding the Romanists were
in a minority; for the majority were divided
oft. iT? RPC*t Parti*"> ??ch catering for the
Catholic vote, which was ready everywhere
under the direction of the priesthood, to be cast
in favor of whatever party would most favor
the pretensions and claims of ? Holy Mother
( "urch. V> e conclude, therefore, that if se
cret party associations are an evil, yet the or
ganization of tho " Know-Nothings" ia a neces
sary ono?neccssary to tho salvation of the
country from tho despotic rule of the Romish
hierarchy; to the preservation of our civil and
religious freedom, and hence should be not only
tolerated hut encouraged.
That the public safety cannot be entirely
trusted to cither of the great political parties is
evident from reason and experience. Nor would
any good arise from the destruction of these
parties, and the substitution of new ones; for
while the contest is only between political par
tie*, held together by tho hope of public office
or emolument, they will bid high for the influ
ence of 1 ho ('atholic priesthood. Any counter
action of this sinister influence must necessari- J
ly come from those who, rising above party ties I
and comparts, make the counteraction of the
secret society which threatens the public lib
erty an exclusive, all-governing principle, in
the exercise of the right of suffrage.
The influence of the Romanists on our po
litical men, even Protestants, is seen in the
readiness some of them show to comply with
the demand of tho priesthood to exclude the
Bible from our common schools. They affect
to consfdffr it as a question of conscience, and
fr their reasoning is sound, they oueht to ex'
elude all religions teaching whatever; for no
religious doctrine or moral precept can be taught
winch will meet no objections. We hold that
? be State has a right to make the Bible a school
book, without leave of either Catholics or Pro
Untfl. The dtftign of public ftchool* id not
to make theologian* or churchmeu of any kind,
but to make good citiaons. Thin object cannot
be obtained without inculcating the doctrine of
future retribution; and no book but the Bible
does thin by divine authority. No Bystomtf
religion or ethics, not founded upon the Bible,
can afreet to teach of authority, or to enforce
either doctrines or precepts with suitable san< -
tions. The Bible, then, is tho only school-book
which can ho relied upon by the State to carry
out the great purpose of common-school educa
tion ; and hence the State lias a right to require
the reading of it in tho schools it maintains,
without consulting the wishes of any sect or
denomination.?N. Y. Christian Adcooatt.
KNOW-NOTHINGS AND KNOW-NOTH
ING ISM.
However numerous the KnowNothings may
be thoy are far less powerful than the principle
they represent K now-Nothingism is mightier
and more influential than tho Know-Nothings.
The power wielded by the Know-Nothings, is
like that of an enchanter, who, in himself, pos
sesses no superiority over others ; liis wonders
arc not tho result 01 his mere personal energies,
but are wrought by tho mighty charm he oon
jures with.
With an apparently narrow scope of detail,
Know-Nothingism imbodics a comprehensive
ness of principle that secures for it tho appro
bation of a large section of tho community.
It appeal* to tho citizen's love of liberty ; to
the religious man's dislike to an overbearing
and grasping priesthood, and to tho indepen
dent man's desire to escape from tho domina
tion of party. To tho first, it offers a limita
tion of the government of the republic to re
publicans; to the second, a restriction of tho
power now in tho hand3 of men, who, instead
of acting for themselves, arc more instruments
in the hands of their spiritual teachers; and
to tho third, a complete subversion of the par
ty machinery which has now settled down a
mere instrument of corruption. Where or
ganisation offers a set of principles that appeal
to such poworftd feelings, its triumphant suc
cess ana rapid growth are certain.
As an instance of the comprehensiveness
which we havo attributed to Know-Nothingism,
wo may mention the fact that foreigners them
selves are often found heartily supporting its
principles; for, though they find themselves
in some measure the objects of one part of tho
Know-Nothing disciplinary principles, they
find more than an equivalent in some other
portion of the same wide scope of policy. As a
case in point, we will cite that of the editor of
the Belmont (Ohio) Independent Star, who,
though a Scotchman, says:
" We, unfortunately for ourselves, cannot be
long to tho Know-Nothings, for we are from
the land of Burns and Wallace?we aro a for
eigner, and we have learned this much of their
creed, that none but American-born citizens
can belong to them ; but if we cannot belong
to thein, we know what we can do?we can
vote for their candidate, if we can ascertain
who he is; we can and will throw our in
fluence with Protestantism against Popery.
We may refer to this subject again whon wo
find out a little more about thorn, but for tho
present we heartily bid them God epoed in
their good work."
To the attentive and intelligent observer of
social and political movements, whatever may
be his opinion of Know-Nothingism, it is evi
dent tho Know-Nothing organization is des
tinod to change, in a degree, the relations, ob
jects, and policy of parties. It is a whip in
the hands of the people, with which the greedy
harpies who have made a trade of politics, will
bo driven from places whose sacredneea they
liavc violated ; as the dealers and money chan
gers were driven from the Temple.?Cincin
nati Columbian.
I HAVE LOVEI) FOUR.
Tho first one I loved! Oh, in what way can
I dcscribo how I lovod himt How tell tho
delicious tremor that seized me when I heard
hi* voice, or the happiness I experienced in
looking at him, or tho tender carc I took to
produce a smile on his lips ? And yet I must
confess ho was ugly?very decidedly ugly.
But he was my first lovo, the first being who
had made my heart palpitate the whole day;
who clothed my dreams with ever-smiling hn
ages; who opened to me an entirely new life;
J and from that time I comprehended no happi
i ncss which was not through him; no senti
j mcnts which wore not for him; no duties I
' would not have sacrificed to him. Each of his
! words made every fibre of my framo vibrate;
each look, whether gay or qtifef, reflected it
self in delicious joy ui the depths of my heart;
and when his mouth multituded kisses on mine,
! when his arm formed a caressing collar around
my neck, whon his hands played with tho
braids of my hair, happiness elevated my emo
tion towards heaven, for I then understood the
enjoyment of the angels. Near him all other
sentiments faded. What to me now were tho
bonds imposed by law or habit; what the
rleasures of society, the triumphs of self-love?
low many times, to remain near him, have I
laid aside my festival ornaments, prefbrrfnghis
simple words to all the intoxicating praises of
the world? How I loved to see my golden
girdle bruised between his fingers, or the gar
land with which I had coqucttishly decked my
brow trampled beneath his foet Oh! what for
him should I not have demanded of heaven,
and what affection could ever rival him in my
soul ? Notwithstanding, I must not toll it A
! year of intoxication had scarcely passed when
another sentiment invaded my heart No
i power could oppose itself to the interest with
1 which another being .inspired me, an entire
stranger, but whoso candid expression awoko
in me a thousand hopes. He had glorious
eyes, from which I learned to draw the tender
ness; and when he leaned his head on my
bosom, when he murmured my name, like the
first note of a new lovo song, I said to myself,
"Here, also, is the happiness of loving." I
welcomed this thought it doubled my delight,
and J loved thein both I How in some time
r | from this was found near me, oh I such a hand
some follow, with pale complexion and blue
eyes, I dare hardly tell you.
| However, since my pen is vowed to truth,
and my heart must here betray its secrets. I
will confess that this passion was not solely one
of those piquant episodes which glide across
the hoavens without disturbing their harmony.
My yoonjj love took its placc in my heart, and
to keep him there I lavished my tenderest ca
resses. I loved to follow the development of
his first desires, to reap myself only the ef
forts of his sensibility. I was now persuaded
that the heart of a woman resembled a flower
whose perfhme Is love, and that an affection
| the more but added another branch. Could I
theu resist, tho new sentiment that offered it
self to me? And I loved all three! Oh ! if
I could only surround in mystery tho depth of
my heart, this last weakness of my nature, if
T cottld only stop at the mystical number of my
i first loves. But, alas ! destiny is great, inex
! pressible; and, in spite of myself, I finished
| by adoring a child, a veritable child, who came,
I I do bcliuve, from the blue etherkU heaven, for
| he was beautiful as the rherubims who hfcld
l tlie veil over the bead of the Virgin, and his
i mouth, when h? smiled, K*Mld liave made Kve
' sin. (Satan must have looked thus when h?

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