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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER^, 185V VESPASIAN ELLIS, Editor. R. M. HEATH, Assistant. " Agaiust the insidious wiles of foreign influence? I ouujure vou to believe me, fellow-eitilens- the jeal ousy of a (roe people ought to be constantly awake; ainoe history and experience prove, that foreign in fluence ia one of the most baneful foes of a republican government."? \\'a*hingtun. " I hope we lusy find some means, in future, of shielding ourselves from foreign influence, political, ooiuiucroial, or in whatever form it may be attempted. 1 can scarcely withhold myaelf from joining in the wish of Silas Dean?' that there were an ocean of tire between this and the old world.'"?Jtferton. Agents for the " American Organ." John T. Aublst, St Asaph street, two doors from King street, Alexandria, Virginia. Alfred IiSv. ELi.iN, Richmond, \ irginla. W. 8. Cmowlxt, U6 Baltimore street, Baltimore, m "oh*" P. Uiltok is our agent for Cincinnati and other cities in the west. V. B. 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BP" All advertisements for the " Organ" should be handed into the office before twelve o'clock, M., of the day of publication. vw For general advertisements refer to the outside pages, our inside form being mostly filled with reading matter. PT To-morrow being Thanksgiving day, there will bo no issue of this paper. The Washington Union. Th6 frequent notice which we have, and shall probably continue, to take of this delectable jour nal, is due solely to the fact that it is generally regarded as the organ of the administration. But for this circumstance, wo should rarely, if ever, allude to it There is no paper in thef country that exerts so little influence and ex cites so little respect. There is certainly not ono that is characterized by a more slavish and subservient spirit, nor ono so universally dis tinguished for its servile sycophancy and dis gusting toadyism. These are fiicts which can not be gainsaid. Out of the small circle of office-holders and office-seekers, it is almost impossible to find any democrat who does not Rpeakof the Union with habitual contempt. Even those bonighted few, who still regard, with a favorable eye, the course of the administration, are mortified and provoked that it should continue to repose its confidence, and bestow its favors upon such a journal. Thoy seom, however, to forget that weak minds arc gratitiod by gross flattery and servile adulation; and that, therefore, the very qualities of tho government organ, which dis gust the nation, render it peculiarly acceptable to those in high places. Any one who has paid the slightest attention to tho course of the Uit ion during the last twelve months, will be forced to admit, that thoso strictures ore not undeserved. The nu merous somersets which it mudo on important public questions?the vile intrigues to which it i-osorted to effect sordid personal ends?and the servile alacrity which it always oxhibited to chango its position at the mere beck of its master, cannot have escaped the recollection of our readers. Wo shall, however, endeavor to refresh their memories by a brief reference to a few striking facta which at present occur to us. Who has forgotten the course of the Union in reference to the Nebraska bill? When it nu first proposed by a Whig Senator to repeal the Missouri restriction, tho government paper was open and vehement in its denunciation, i Hut no sooner was tho proposition adopted by Judge Douglas and sustained by the President, than it immediately changed front, and became at once its noisiest, if not its most efficient, ad vocate. Did ever any paper that asserted the slight est claim to independence, exhibit such venal inconsistency, or so slavish a submission to to the dictation of a master? Such instances doubtless occur in despotic countries, but in this free land it stands without a parallel. Freedom of will and independence of action are the general characteristics of the American press, and though individual exceptions occa sionally occur, another such instance of de basement and degradation woukl never be met with. Nor has the public forgotten the circum stances attendant upon the election of tho pro prietor of the Union as printer to the House of Representatives. The disreputable means by which this was brought about, were freely spoken of at the timo, and excited very general disgust, both in and out of Congress. Most of the facto were spread before the public through the newspaper press, and were suffered by the Union to pass uncontradicted. The community, therefore, very justly concluded that no denial of them could be truthfully made. General Armstrong, tho former public prin ter, died while the Nebraska bill was (lending in Congress The control of the Union was then assumed by its present proprietor, who became an applicant for the vacant office. About this time the Union attempted to dra goon Democratic members into the support of the Nebraska bill, by insisting that this mea sure had become the main test of " Democratic orthodoxy." Many northern members wore very much incensed at this cool attempt to read them out of the party, and declared that, unless the course of the Union changed, they would not vote for Nicholson as public printer. At these manifestations of discontent, the course of that journal did change in the most surprising and unexpected manner, and, for a time at least, the disaffected wore appeased. Again, there were many high-minded and hon orable Democrats in Congress who openly avowed their determination not to 'give tho printing to the proprietor of the Union, if, as rumor asserted, Forney, the Clerk of (lie House, was about to form an editorial connexion with that paper. The atrocity of the famous Forrest letter had inspired them with a disgust, which not oven long and faith fij] party services oould removo. At this critical juncture, a gentleman employed in the office was authorized to give assurances that no such connexion was in contemplation, or would ever be formed. These assurances were satisfactory, and the proprietor of the Union was elected without opposition. But mark the change 1 Hardly * week had elapsed before the Union wwiii back to its old position, about making the Nebraska bill a democratic tost -and it was not denied that Forney would act in future au one of the editors of that paper. Then might have been heard threats of vengeauce, and cur ses loud and deep from those who had been so shamefully decieved; but the case was with out remedy, and they were forced to submit It is due to the gentleman who was used as a tool in perpetrating this fraud, to state, that when all the facts cauie to his knowledge, he indignantly severed his connexion with the Union oflice, and thus effectually relieved him self of all suspicion of any complicity with the originators of so discreditable a trick. Such are some of the antecedents of a paper which habitually calumniates the motives and designs of the American party?which styles its members traitors and assassins, and endea vors to hold them up as fit subjects for general execration. The public will now be able to decide whether vilification from such a quar ter is not really a high tribute to the purity of our intentions and the patriotism of our cause. Proscription. We have often witnessed the result of the political guillotine, when wielded by a political party in power. We have seen it descend alike upon tho shattered form of the honored patriot and the sturdy and vigorous frame of tho young political aspirant, but it only severe* the con nexion of the individual with opposite political powers. There it ceased. Party tactics and partisan warfare pursued its conquered no fur ther. No man's literary taste was airected ; no man's business relations woro influenced; no man's social connexions were disturbed.' Whigs and Democrats mingled togethor and communed with each other. Hut a new era has dawned upon us. The powers that be, inflated with a generous zeal for transported convicts, and bouyed up with the fulsome adulation of its camp follower^, who have ever been bidders at tho auction of politi cal position and executive favor, have inaugu rated now elements of partisan warfare. They | have ceased to bo guided by the wisdom of our forefathers, and the principles of republicanism. I he reign of terror has indeed commenced. 0 mental a,,d Physical man alike, aro made I subservient to its will. Proscription in busi-' ness, proscription in work, proscription in news paper reading, proscription in all the minor concerns of life are the practices of the present dynasty and its unholy adherents. Tho ofiico-holdor daro not Belect his reading matter. The merchant daro not select his advertising medium. The relations of con sumer and manufacturer are no longer subjoct to individual choice, but are prescribed by cer tain political wire-pullers, high in favor with the executive, the cabinet, and their subordi nate military favorites. The mechanic daro not whisper tho name of an opposition paper. The milk-man is oven asked what paper he reads. Spies are posted at every corner; peijurers are rewarded with oflice; felons are encouraged in their villany; bribes are freely offered to as certain the political associations of business men. Those are but some of the moans to which the administration and its subordinates have resorted in this city to coerce American citi zens to sustain them. Foiled in all their in trigue and Jesuitical cunning, by the great " American Party," they liavoat last resorted to the miserable expedient of threatening business men. This is not all, even the poor laborer, as he " homeward plods his weary way," is I warned not to enter certain stores, at the risk I of being deprived of a day's labor, and ! the paltry pittance which he thurso well oarns But the end is not yet The time is not far distant when Americans will proudly and do flantly assert their high prerogative, and crush beneath them these willing slaves of a foreign j | hierarchy. A Crumb of Comfort. At a late meeting of tho Democracy in Pe tersburg, (Va.,) tho following resolution was adopted: '' Heiolved, That we recognise in the adminis j traUou of franklin Tierce an executive, ever ready to maintain and evince results abroad, and always prepared to assert the integrity of the constitutional lioiue, and that the Democracy of Petersburg ten der to him their warmest thanks for the able and fearless course that baa characterized his conduct of national affairs." Wo commend this little morceau to the flunkeys of the administration. Such tributes possess, at this day, all the charm of novelty, and ought therefore to be jieculiarly appreci ated. They say much also for the primitive simplicity of the Petersburg Democracy, and will be apt to attract much attention to the fu ture movement* of so enlightened a people Our impression is that the good Democrats of that quiet town havo been in a mesmeric trance ever since the last presidential election. When they wake up, won't they be ainusod at the queer capers they cut while in a state of hallu cination. Breaking op of tke Cabinet. The following is the despatch to tho New York Herald, a notice of which was telegraphed to us yesterday afternoon .K 'jfU "ute< UP?" unquestionable au thority, that the President has determined upon s reconstruction of the Cabinet as soon after the meeUua of Congress as possible, say about tbe mid ?lie of January. Mr. Marcv will resign, and Mesars ridST l,U mW, 0,,t- Mr n?ken ndge of Kentucky, will be made Attorney Oener Vr"r> n ?' Un !"* Wil' f*" the *** Department. Mr. Dobbin will be transferrud to the Treasury De partment The other positions have not yet been determined upon. i MrJ?"c,,anau having officially notified the Presi dent of his Inteution of returning bouie in the spring, Mr. Marry is to ko to England as minister. This will of course, dispose also of Mr. Sickles. Mr Main "ZtrZ called from France! Having determined upon a reconstruction of his i* ill? ?TrC,ldeIlt wi" also make an entire change in the foreign appointments, recslling Soule Belmont Seymour, Ac. It is Misvini that th^ amount of jiatronagc which he will thus havo at his disposal, may prove sufficient to give the ad ministration full power iu Congress. At all eveuts, the experiment will be tried, and lias been airroed upon to the extent I have above stated. Ci'IRkjtt Or krjtions or rrii TaaAgiar.?Yes terday, November 21, the following Treasury war rants were entered upon the books of the Treasury ; Department: For the redemption of stock - . . $39,497 08 r Pay?ng Treasury debls ? ? ? - 2? 48ft 72 For the customs - 117114* | int? the Treasury from ' | For the War Department .* ?JJ'?J? JI | For SKTn-JS W*r DftPartment 21,'?8ft 07 For the Interior' Deportment .* JJ.'Jg ft .hi cs; irviSSSrmen^ ARMY SUBALTERNS DOING STAFF DUTY. The following embraced the substance of ? re cent decision of the Second Comptroller: A subaltern of the army doing duty as acting assistant commissary of subeistence, in conformity with the regulations of the War Department of September 20, 188*, and who, at the same time, i? the commandant of a permtnent or fixed poat, garrisoned with troops, under the law of August 88, 184'i, and decision of the Secretary of War of August 21, 1844, is entitled to $20 per month or the fonuer service, less the one additional ra provided for by the act of 2d March, l an, and double rations for commanding as above In the computation of double rations, the above additional ration is not to be included. If commanding a company, he is entitled to $10 additional per month under the same act, as com pensation for his duties and responsibilities, with respect to the clothing, arms, and accoutrements of the company whilst .in actual service. LETTER FROM MR. CLAYTON. A gentleman applied to Mr. Clayton to re commend him to Gov. Cauwey for an office, and tho following letter was sent in reply : Uikna Vihta, November 18, 1854. D*ar Sir : In reply to yours, asking me to rec ommend you to the governor elect for the office lTTT ' 1 beK Ieave t0 *?y. that I have re solved to recommend no man for the office. The responsibility of executive appointments properly rests with the governor alone. For many years disappointed seekers of office have been taught to ascribe their f ailure to me. I shall protect myself in future, by refusing in every eate, mthout. excep tion, to recommend any one who solicitcs me. No answer will in future, be given by me to auy letter, which asks me to interfere in any ex ecutive appointment. No one has a right to take ??ence at my refusing to submit to the annoyance oi solicitations for offices over which I havo no ??* ,We 'vave ul,ccted * governor admirably qualified to peiform those duties of his office with out my aid. It will be enough for mo to attend to my duties in Congress, leaving him to perform his and take, as he should do, and is willing to do the responsibility of his own acts. I shall take leave to publish a copy of this, to save me from further solicitations for others. It is the only answer I shall ever make to any similar application. With the best wishes for your welfare, I have the honor to be, your obedient servant, JOHN M. CLAYTON. Being myself a democrat, not of the Jackson impress, but of the Jefferson school, and having in a measure retired from attending public meetings or participating in the strife of party politics, I have been induced to make inquiry into the proba ble course the nominees for inavor will shape their adnunstratiou. Mr. Thomas is the nominee of the modern Democratic party, and in case of election it is expected, will carry out the principles which govern the party ; and what are their principles? n ,?a t0 *PPoint ?"> '"an to office who is not a thorough and active Democrat. In all the officers now in this city, I do not know a solitary one that is ? Whig, and we do know many compe tent Whigs that have been removed to make room for incompetent Democrats. With what propriety then, can it be expected that Whigs will vote for a man, who, m case of election, will do all in his Ilinks/0 perSCCUtw thcu'- 1 wU1 aak who is Mr. I have not the pleasure of his acquaintance, and should not know him were I to meet him in the street but I am informed by a gentleman who is intimate with lum, that in private life he is wor thy of imitation, and in his political principles a democrat of the most enlarged and liberal stamp ? and if he should be elected mayor, (of which there seems to be a strong probability,) he will select his officer* for their moral worth and c&papability with out regard to party predilections, giving as.near as may be, half to the W higs and the residue to the Democrats ; avoiding, in all cases, appointing anv man that is incompetent to a strict and faithful dis" charge of the duties of the office. If such should be his course of action in case of election, I sin cerely hope he may be elected, and, as far as un vote and feeble voice will go to effect it, both may be rehed on. I am tired of party strife in our city government. Let us have good, sensible, and bu siness men, then we shall have wise laws, and faith fully executed ; light taxes, less riots, and more se curity for property and life. I therefore intend to vote for Samuel lliuks. A Dksiocrat or tuk JxrricRsoK School.' | We publish, with pleasure, the communication of A Democrat of the Jefferson School." We have heretofore expressed our opinion that muni cipal offices should not be conferred according to the party politic* of the applicant. A man being a Whig or a Democrat cannot make linn a better watchman or weighmaatcr. But if he is appointed because of his poEtics, he may be as careless aa he chooses, of the interests committed to him ? be cause a complaint of any dereliction is an attack uj>on the groat party to which he belongs. When however, officers shall be appointed upon the prin ciple of qualification alone, any neglect of duty will be ground of removal, because the adiulniatra tion which appointed the officer for qualification is responsible for the faithful performance of his du ties. Mr. Jefferson's questions to an applicant re1':. L, , hc .honc<!t r " Ib he competent r " Is he faithful to the constitution?" A Jefferson Dem TW . i u l proP?f'11 ^ aPI'ly to Messrs. Tbomaa and Hinks the doctrine derived from the guest apostle of lllmrty, whose disciple he sub scribes himself.-?Baltimore Patriot. Nrw Jkrskt Official Rrrra*s.-Official returns of votes for ( ongressmen in New Jersey have been received at the Secretary of State's office. The Trenton Oarette estimates the whole number of votes cast for the Whig and American candidates wlV *?'?82- and for their opponents, 3.t,85Z. Whig and American majority, 6,73o The total number of votes cast at the last eloctlon the whole number was 72,842, of which, Price received 88,812, and Hay wood 34,880, Price's majority being 3,782. The W hlg vote has been Increased by 8,082, while that of their opponents has fallen off 4,800. The Senate will stand 10 Democrats, 8 Whigs ?ad 2 Americana Tho Assembly will stand 24 ? hlg", 24 Democrats, A Americans, 2 Temperance Democrats, and 6 Independent Democrats. The Gazette says a party opposed to the present admin ?suction can no doubt be rallied in the Legislature sufficient to constitute a majority. To what Hmall Things thejr will Descend. The proprietor of one of our large periodical depots, from whom the Irish newsboys luive been accustomed to purchase Know-Nothing paper*. In formed us a short time since that all the Irish news boys had stopped purchasing Know-Nothing i)a- I pers, although the boys tol.T him that they were the most saleable papers agoing. Struck with this sudden change, he inquired of them tho cause. They made answer that the priest JlTTT*^ lforbLd ??ch papers, and told thorn that hc would curse them with the bitter anathemas of the church If they sold anv more. 7 And thus the poor boys, who would fain make a few dimes to keep w.nt from Uie door of a poor f^htaKnU ^f,0m are cut off from this little pecuniary resource. A *w mornings since, as a gentleman of our ac quaintance was standing in one of our railroad de pots, where a poor Irish woman sold a few papers and, among them, some " Rnow-Nothing*ncw* papers her little boy came running to her with ter ror depicted on his countenance, saving that " thr priest was coming.'' She hastily snatched off her !!" COT?r^(1th? Know.Nothliig papers with it, as she remarked, after the priest left, that he had expressly forbid her selling them, under tho penalty of purgatory, Ac. What will they do next ? Phil. Sun. Ledger. DwrxaAv* Rkwoxtri.?We loam that a re- I nisiksMe fight occurred near Amsterdam, in this owl Tl" J*71 J"* b?*ww'n an eagle and an owl The eagle had seized upon the owl, but Sriuffl T t0?,wfe,?h?y '* r*rricd off, and in the seuffle. thc owl fastened hia claws in the eagle's thigh, and held his enemy so tight as to make it impossible for him to escape. \\ hiie in this con I dition, a gentleman passing by, hearing the scuffls approwhed and easily captured both .he combat ants We learn that the owl was one of the largest of his speHes, and the eagle measured over six feet across the wings.? Vol. Whig. The Rockville Journal says : " There Is fine rock-fishing now on the Potomac between the Little Falls and Georgetown. We lesro that parties from this county and the Dis triot havs e'^yed rare sport in hooking them this to 28 |h*,""m0 Wei*hinK f?? Testimonial to Commouobb Fiui.?The fol io wiug testimonial wm presented to Commodore Perry prior to bit) leaviug Can ton on bin overlaud journey to the United State*. Warm its its the eu logiuni paused upon tho gallant commodore, it U richly merited by the successful issue to which he conducted Ills delicate and important mission: Canton, September 4, 1864. His Excellency, Commodore Matthew C. Perry, Commander-in-Chief of the Naval Forces of the United States, East India, JJhina, and Japan Sean, and late Special Envoy to Japan, to. Sib:?We, your countrymen, the undersigned merchants und residents in China, learning that it is your Excellency's intention to leave for the Uni ted Suites on the 11 th current, desire to declare to you before your departure, the sense we entertain of your services in fulfilment of the mission with which you were specially charged by our govern ment to that of Japan, and to acknowledge the promptitude with which you have bestowed the protection so much required by the important in terests at stake in this country aud its neighbor hood during your command in these seas. Enjoying the advantages of proximity, and our interest heightened thereby, it has been our privi lege twice to witness your departure for the shores of Japan, nor will you have doubted that you went with our " bent wishes freightedparticipating, indeed, in the Hopes and anxieties attending your Seat enterprise, in perhaps a greater degree than ose who were more distant, we may, as your countrymen, now claim the right to anticipate the warm approval, the prido and satisfaction with which the announcement of your achievements will be hailed in our common country. But your success, which is so well calculated to enkindle the patriotism, and awaken the admira tion aud gratitude of your countrymen, will not in a less degre elicit the applause of other nations. You cannot have been unconscious that your audience was the whole civilized world, and that your mission was worthy of man's highest ambi tion. Whilst this added to your anxieties, it has not lessened your zeal, or dazzled your mind ; but has called into exercise that rare assemblage of qualities?that union of conciliation with firmness, the happy tact and judgment, which have insured your complete success. That such will be the award of your own coun trymeu, and of tho people of other nations, we hazard nothing in declaring. While you have thus elevated yourself to a proud position in the eyes of the world, you have firmly re-established the hold which the name you bear has so long had upon the hearts of your country men ; and the name of Perry, which has so long adorned the naval profession, will henceforth be enrolled with the highest diplomacy. Columbus, De Gama, Cook, La Perouse, Magellan,?these In scribed their names in history by striding with the obstacles of nature; you have conquered tho ob stinate wijl of man, and by overturning the cher ished policy of an empire, have brought an es tranged but cultivated people into the family of na tions. You have doue this without violence, and the world has looked on with admiratiou to see tho barriers of prejudice fall before the flag of our country without the firing of a shot. It is thus that your acts, dictated by your wis dom and inspired by your justice and benevolence, have so auspiciously inaugurated the entrance of Japan into tho greal family of nations, the conse quences of which affect the welfare of the universe; and thus, that in adding lustre to the flag of our country, you have durably inscribed your name upon the history of the world. In conclusion, permit us to say that as none of yoUr countrymen can more fully appreciate the value of your services, so none will more sincerely desire to hear of your future welfare; and to re quest your acceptance of a durable memorial of your visits to China as a testimony of the estima tion in which we hold your public services and pri vate character. Wishing you the highest reward that man can bestow?that of a whole nation's gratitude, we re main, sir, your countrymen. Signed by RUSSELL k CO. Augustine Heard & Co., J. P. Cook, King k Co., . James Pardon, Wetmore k Co., James L. Dawes, Nye Brothers k Co., A. H. Bancroft Henry W. Hubbell, A. F. Hurd, Richard P. Dana, p. L. Everett, James D. Hunter, Frank Godley, W. 0. Hunter, Wm. Neilsou, George Tyson, A. B. Neilson, Jr., John G. Rankin, S. Whitney Alvord. C. W. Spooner, From the New York Express. If the correspondence the New England journals arc publishing from persons that have gone to Kan sas, is all to be rcliod upon, the climate of that country is one of the most salubrious in the world. Even in November they arc said to have cool weat winds almost constantly, and such pure, balmy ajr in the night as we know nothing of in this region ? | none of the dampnesa.and chOlfness of the nights at home. Its effcct upon the health is said to be trulv astonishing. A correspondent of the Spring field Kopublican says: " I should like to show you sorno of the pale, sickly men who came with us. They are fleshing up, eat and sleep well, and it docs mo good to see how they enjoy their renovated life. Those who were incapable of labor can now 2o a man's work at chopping or log-rolling. One young man in my mess, slender and-helpless when he left home, now goes into the woods with me every day, and stands up to his work tiko a man, and at night, like the good boy In the spoiling book, safs, "tow good this bread and bacon taatea." The immense German immigration that is pour ing in upon us, we think, might be advantageously turned in the direction of Kansas. Quiet, sober industrious, and perhaps more Inclined to mind their own business than any other class of immigrants, they are just the sort of people a new country ia in tH* ?f LCt ^ Emi*r*ut Aid CoD>P*aj think of But, Paradise aa it ia, there are miserable men, even in Kansas; for the same writer dted above goes on to say : " There are some grumblers, who expect to find here the conveniences of a settled country, and tbey go back, many of them, growling about the blue prospecta held out by the agenta of the company. ?Some of thifl eort called for a change of plates at the table, and thought it a great annoyance that we could not accommodate them. We think It doing pretty wefl to get plates at all, and we do not re gret to see such delicate gentlemen turn their backs upon Kansas. We hope nobody credits their re ports of the country." Coal is plenty. The settlem, It seems, take it from the earth juat as they need iL Every man there ia his own miner; and, If the collocation is not an irreverent one, it may be added, there ia no scarcity of clergymen?one, each, of Orthodox Con gregational, United Brethren, and Swcdenborgian with Methodists and Baptists near by. Tbey have sermons each Sabbath. The women, too, find it a good field for the "lecturing business.'1 Mrs Nichola, with her two sotia, from Vermont, have already ascended the stump. Good I No trouble is apprehended from the red skins in that region. One white man ia said to be worth a dozen Indiana, in a rough and tumble fight and the barbarians are beginning to find out the fcct. By the way, talking of the Indiana, we are told? "Mr. Robinaon, Indian agent, paid to the Dela -wares, #40,<>00 instead of the *74,000 stipulated to be paid in October. He told tbem the government withheld the balance for their good, aa a hard sea son was before them, and if they received the whole now, In the spring they wonld find themselves des titute. After a grand council and much indignant talk, the majority voted to take what they could get. The spnt assured them that their lands should be sold to the highest bidders, as per treaty, and the squatters expelled, if necessary." A brisk business was doing in polities. James N. Barns and J. B. fhspman had been added to the list of candidates for Congress. We hear of no further disputes betwoen the freesoilers and the slaveryitea, Everything, indeed, was going on bravely. Kansas dty waa full to overflowing?the Union Hotel was literally crammed. At night, the floors were covered with sleepers on Buffalo robes The same may be said of West port The Buffalo (N. Y.) Commercial Advertiser says: "The American organization wonld have tri umphed in this State, as it has in Massachusetts but for the introduction here of a demoralizing and treacherous element, under the auspices of the fti sion managers. The same game was undertaken in Massachusetts, but fraud and treachery are not regarded as legitimate instruments, even by the freesoilers, in that State." Rather PErrEBT.?It is said in Boston that the political diahes of tho Whigs and Democrata at the recent election in Massachusetts were entirely spoiled by the introduction of loo much K. N. From the New York HenUd. THE NEW PARTY OF THE KNOW-NOTH 1NG8?TREMENDOUS ONSLAUGHT UPON &E SEWARD ANTI-SLAVERY ALLIANCE AND THE ADMINISTRATION. The newspaper organs of William H. Seward and hi# northern anti-slavery MiHtHW, are begin* ning to discourse of the Know-Nothing and their political tendencies, witli fear and trembling. 1 hey seem to recognise, from the sudden uprUing of this unlooked-for and formidable organization, the supernatural appearance of the fingers of a human haiid tracing the fatal handwriting upon the wall. They already have their misgivings of the over throw of their leaders, the total rout of his merce naries, with the loes of his camp equipage, military baflfizmie-wagoiifls wad munitions of war. They ^ ri-WheyTe already surrounded, and their position is infinitely more perilous tliau that ol the Russians in Hebastopol, suljjcct to a ahowerat twenty-live thousand boinb-shella a day. With the unique and astonishing results of the late election in Massachusetts, it needs but little sagacity to perceive that the Seward anti-slavery league is threatened with the destructive sweep of a prune on fire. Hence the well-grounded foar and trem bliug of the leading Seward organs. In the hour of their proposed triumph they are dosUncd to be dCThe'recent State elections havo conclusively es tabliahed the important fact, that thwi new and mys terious political party of the Know-Nothings hold the balance of power in the country. Indeed we may form an estimate of their probable strength in tho States where their platform has yet to be tried, from the resulto in the States where their power has been proved, they command a large mar iority of the popular vote of the whole Union over all other parties and factions combined. That they will enter the Presidential election as a distinct or ganization, upon their peculiar and sharply-defined American principles, there is not a doubt; that they will carry the election, as an avalanche sweeps the earth rocks, and vegetation of centuries, from the mountain side, is, from the present appcarMiees ol things, bv no means improbable. This willmake clean work of all the old rotten parties, and their corrupt regencies, juntas, and huckstering conven tions of the last twenty-flvo years, and place us plump and squarely in a new political epoch?new parties, new principles, a new and more positive government policy, foreign and domestic, and a new and more harmonious direction of the dostinies of the country. The first and most important result of this spon taneous uprising of the know-Nothings will be the " crushing hut" of the Seward coalition. To go no further, the Massachusetts election has deter mined this issue. For twenty years pant, the old Whig and Democratic parties of that State, on and on, have been pandering to, and huckstering for, the support of anti-slavery factions. Of late, both Whigs and Democrats bad become so tainted and demoralized from these affiliations, that the an ti-slavery paily were counting upon the absorption of both, when the Know-Nothings, like a cUp of thunder in tho sunshine, in a single blow demolish ed them all. Though running into extremes upon several points, intolerant and impracticable, this spontaneous ultra-American movement has in it something of the spirit and temper of the revolu tion of'76. At all events, it has the spirit of na tionality about it. It is peculiarly conservative upon the slavery question. It aeeuis, in fact, to "know nothing" of the existence of slavery in the South, and contemptuously scouts the abolition f - naticism of the North. It thus adapts itself with equal facility to both sides of Mason and Dixon s line, and threatens apolitical revolution in Virginia equal to that effected in Massachusetts. It is this homogeneous quality of nationality which renders the Know-Nothings so fearful and terrible, not only to the Seward coalition, but to the Cabinet coalition of spoilsmen at Washington. If this new native party has broken up the calcu lations of Seward in Massachusetts, it lias broken down the administration and its adherents in Penn sylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and elsewhere. And why not? The programme and principles of Seward and the spoils policy of the administration, have worked together to create this new and as tounding political organization. The administra tion has not only inflamed tho sensibilizes of the natives in its most mischievous foreign aud domes tic appointments, but, in attempting to prove itself sounder than the South upon the slavery question, it has created an anti-slavery furore in the North which nothing but a new party could arrest short of a crusade against the South, ending in secession and disunion. For a quarter of a century the anti slavery elements of the North had been vainly at tempting ?ui effective amalgamation; but at the very time when they were believed to be power less, and put to rest, the administration came to their relief, without invitation, and without any ex isting necessity except its own desperate, sinking condition. We have seen the reeults of this revival of the anti-slavery agitation in the late western elections, and in the Seward Presidential programme of the piebald-coalition Saratoga, Syracuse and Auburn convention*. We were threatened with an anti slavery Northern crusade against the South in 1866, which, if not intercepted, could have no other ter mination than a speedy and abrupt dissolution of the Union. Nothing less. It was the estimate? nothing short of It But the separate Know-No thing ticket in this State, got up at the eleventh hour and the results in Massachusetts, instantly changed the aspects of the caw;. Those facts have shown that the Know-Nothings are not with the anti-slavery league against the administration, but are in the field against them both ; that they hold . the balance of power against both, and that their purpose is to supersede the one and to destroy the other. ' This accounts at once for the violent warfkre of the Cabinet organs, and the assaults of the Seward journals against the Know-Nothings. The posi tions of Colonel Forney and Horace Greeley are per fectly constatent upon this issue, and are directed against a common political enemy. The prospects are that the administration and the Seward coali tion will be finally wound up together. In view of this ultimatum, the Know-Nothings promise to ren der the highest service to the government and to the Union. From the N. Y. Express. ATTACKS UPON KNOW NOTHINOP. ? The Tribune Is down on the Know-Nothings as the genuine Union savers of 1860, albeit some of the coworkers with the Tribune at that time, (vide the speakers and candidates in New \ ork and Kings countv,) are now among the foremost Know Nothings. h says: "Bufflor it that the 'Know-Nothing' movement is in the hands of the Union savers of 1860, and will be steadily shaped to their ends. Individuals, and perhaps certain localities, may demur ; but the movemeut is the latest dodje of Hunkerism. I Here is a new prejudice invoked against the Know Nothings. The men who were advised by Henry day, Daniel Webster, Millard Fillmore, Edward Everett, John Bell, Lewis Cess, and others, to admit California Into the Union as a free State, to stop tlie slave trade in California, to settle the boundary line between New Mexico and Texas, to amend the ftagitive-slave law, to give territorial govern menu to New Mexico and Utah, ami who were for the compromise measures of 1860, are Inow, forsooth, all Know-Nothings. Troe it may be that many of the conservative Union men of that day encourage what is oonservstlve in tins new organization; but the Tribune knows, and its own columns bear witness to the feet, that its al lies in I860 are its enemies in 1864. If the Know Nothings are " Hunkers," their bunkerdom, so far ss we have seen it, does not go beyond the mainte nance of the just rights of the States, and a sincere attachment to the constitution and the Union. IflM vary sentiment the Tribune bases its com plaints upon is one which Americans ought to sub I scribe to heart and soul. They certainly have our entire assent. Here they are, as imbodied in question and answer: " Is there s politician in this nation bold and reck less enough to assert that the ' American party,' In any respect, or to any extent, seeks to stand on any other platform than the Constitution and the Union? . . , " Is there any right guaranteed by the institu tion, either to the States or to indlTld.isU which we do not maintain in its pnrity and In its ftill length and breadth ? ' We shall maintain and defend the constitution as It stands, the Union as it exists, and the rights of the States, without diminution as guaranteed thereby, opposing at all tlmea, and to the extent of our ability and influence, all who may assail them, or either of them.' To this doctrine we stand pledged, and we defy our opponents to point to one single act done, or to ooe sentiment expressed by the ' American party, In conflict with this doctrine. Who at the North assails our prin ciples? Who at the South can assail them ? " What rights of the Northern States do we op pose ? What rights of the Southern States do we not maintain? WUt rights of either will we not defend to the UM extremity f Noue. The ' A men can party' wa? formed on the basis of the oonatitu tiou end the Lnk?, and ia dwttaed to preserve both by purifying the body politic, and exercising a oon m_Tvatire influence wherever its orgauixatious pre vail." Dot, not content with pouncing upon " the Union savers," the Tribune turns to a ooinjj and courting the Irish and Dutch. We quote again:* " Now suppose the Irish and Dutch were all wrong with regard to slavery, shall we mend the matter by practically enslaving them ? Is the denial of political franchise to some the true way to rights for all V Nobody proposes to " enslave the Irish and the Dutch." That is a sheer fabrication or phantom of the Tribune's, just as its article assailing the Ameri cans in Williamsburg was a fabrication, and in that case, a very cruel and wicked invention, because It falsified two ways, first against the Americans who were charged with instigating the riots, which they endeavored to suppress ; and secondly in favor of the Irish who mobbed the polls, threw clubs from the windows upon the heads of Americans, accom panied by a rush and assaults from two to three hundred Irishmen, and who finally murdered two American citizens, besides leaving many others seriously hurt and maimed. It may be very well to court " the Irish and Dutch," but it would be more manly, aud show mora respect for them, to speak the truth. So far as they are citizens they cannot be disfranchised. 80 far as they are foreigners they are offered all possi ble protection to their persona, their property and in their civil and social rights. John Nepomucen, bishop of Philadelphia, liku our bishop here, also cries out, beware of secret so cieties, Ac., Ac. Would it not be more becoming for these bishops first to use their influence to sup Cress the secret societies at Rome, which make iws for their conduct here, and the secret coufeK siouals in the United States, before assailing Ameri can organizations, which seek to effect no more than the vindication of the rights of their own countrymen against undue influence from abroad. jy" glad to find you better," said John Hunter, the fumous surgeon, to Foot, the equalty famous actor, one morning, "you followed my pre scriptions of course If" " Indeed I did not, doctor," replied Sam, " for I should have broken my neck !" ?'Broken your neck?" exclaimed Hunter, in amazement. " Yes," said Foot, " for I threw your prescription out of a three story window." An energetic woolly, who voted against Mr. Ha ven, and for Mr. Clark, elated by the figures in thTs morning's Democracy, " made up expressly up to midnight," met a grumpy, morose kind of Seymour man, and clapping him heartily on the shoulder, exclaimed, " Clark's elected, by 1" " Humph!" growled forth Hot Toddy, " bo may be elected, by , but, by , he isn't elected by the people!" The Clark man hurried on to the post office. BY THIS MORNING'S MAILS. New Orleans, Nov. 21.?The steamer Black Warrior, from Havana, with dates to the 16th, ha* - arrived. The Delta announces, having received informa tion from an authentic source, that the inhabitants of Cuba are in the wildest state of enthusiasm, and contemplate an important rising in a few days. The same paper also publishes a bold and energetic proclamation issued from the Cuba Club of Terroritlt. The other papers of this city, however, have no information in regard to the matter, and dis^ credit the report. The governor of Trinidad is reported to bo a prisoner at Havana. Wheeling, Nov. 21.?The suit for an injunctiou to restrain the Baltimore and Ohio railroad from making a connexion with the Central Ohio railroad at Benwood, instituted by the city of Wheeling, some time since, was to-day concluded by the grant ing of an injunction. Benwood is four miles below Wheeling, directly opposite Ik-lair, the eastern terminus of the Cen tral Ohio road, and the city ?f Wheeling contends that making the connexion there is a violation of the contract of the company to secure to Wheeling the practical benefits of the western terminus of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. Nrw Orleans, Nov. 21.?Placide's Varieties, a theatrical establishment, in Gravier street, in this city, caught fire at 8 o'clock this morning, among the scenery near the stage, and was entirely de stroyed. The wardrobe was also burned. It is be lieved there is no insurance on the building, but the wardrobe was insured for $8,000. The Ravels had just commenced an engagement, and lost heav ily. Mr. Placide was sleeping in the building, and narrowly escaped by the third story window. The entire loss is estimated at from $36,000 to (40,000. Cincinnati, Nov. 21?It is raining hard here, and hopes arc entertained of a rise iu the river. Money matters continue to improve. Exchangu has farther declined. New York cxchaugc sold as low as one per cent, premium. Gold is aullatone per cent, premium. Hogs are firm at $8 AO a $4. The whole number received thus fhr is 42,000, against 89,000 received up to the same period last year. Milwaueis, Wisconsin, Nov. 20.?Tba trial of John Rycmft, who was indicted for an alleged par ticipation in the rescue of the fagitlve slave Gro ver from the custody of the marsh*' of Michigan in April last, occupied the sttcntion of the United States District Court on Friday and Saturday, Judge Miller presiding. The prisoner was con victed. Messrs. Knee land 4 Hull, brokers, of this city, suspended payment to-day. CHANTS' LEVEES, AT JACKSON HALL BUILDING. mffONt. BR Y Alt, the French cunt, J.V.M nearly eight feet high, the roost perfect Giant known, in the Roman Toga, the costume of the Id oenturyi and MISS HANNAH CHOUSE, The American Giantess, the largest lady living, and but IS rears of age, hold their Leveea, daily, for a abort time. Admission, 86 cents; children, half price. dot i%?dlw? SECOND ANNUAL BALL * or THE NATIONAL GUARD, Monday, Dttrmbrr UK, 1864. THE National <>nard respectfully an nounces to their friends and the public getiersl lr, that their Second Annual Ball will be given >>n MONDAY. December 4th, 1864, at JACKSON HALL. Tickets ONE DOLLAR. Particulars in future advertisement. dot 22?4Ui WATCHES, of H?|>erior quality, and werranted sccurate time keepers, constantly on hand, and recieved direct from thejmporters, for sale at wholesale prices?cheapest in America?at No. 418, Pennsylvania avenue, nov 22 H. 0. HOOD. f^ANOND and other rich Jewelry, a MP good assortment on hand, or manufactured to order, st short notice, and at mnoh lower prices than elsewhers in this city, and no mistake, at No. 418, Pennsylvania avenue. nov ? H. O. HOOD. BALL OF THE SCOTT GUARDS. THE fteott 4?nards have the pleasare of announcing that their first Ball will take place on December 14th. Particulars in future advertise menta. nov 2? ood6t FrBNISHED BOOMS. FOB rent a Parlor and two Be4 Cham bers, handsomely furnished snd supplied with rss. on D street, between Ninth and Tenth streets. No. MO. _ nov 22?St SH~IP~CABPENTEB*S AXE* * ADZE*. VniS day received from the manufac turers, one case of the above mentioned Goods, of Wstt's make, which are offered at New York prices, by K. TUCKER A CO., No. 868 Pennsylvania avenue. nov 29?Steodif [Star. ] AMERICAN BIFLEMEN, CAPTAIN J. L. Smith, will meet at the Armory, eorner of Seventh street snd I/Oiiisiana avenne, 0*1 to-mor row evening, (Thursday) at 7 o'clock. Punctual attendance is requested. nor 22?1y , FOB HIRE A Negro Man, about 23 years old, who has been eeenstomed to the care and management of horses. Address R. I., bo* 120, Washington, D. (J. nov W?It