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Tkiftiti ol the People U the Supreme Law
a wn Tiinn unrrn
E. A. B1MTTON. Editor
- teription or Advertisrmaita, at thi$ office.-
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For Governor,
For Lieutenant Governor,
For Supreme Judges,
For Auditor of Slate,
For 7Yawrr o Slots,
For Secretary of Stale,
For Attorney General,
For Board of Public Works,
Ticket for the Town of McArthur
For Mayor,
Recorder, .
0. DOWD.
We publish above Ticket (by re
quest) as we received it. We believe
- it to be sent la (o us lot the purpose of
uimumg me nonest voters ot our town.
Mark our word for it this is not the
ticket that the Know Nothings of Mc
Arthur will vote for in full some of
them are on this ticket but on the
morning of the election the voters of
our town will have a very different
ticket presented to them, and they are
expected to gulp it- down without a
'why or a wherefore." These beau
tiea' who get up tickets at midnight,
and who are sworn to vote for eachoth
er, and that they will not, directly nor
indirectly, support any foreigner for of
fice, nor especially any member of the
Catholic Church, are a fine set of men
to select tickets for the support of the
honest citizens of our town.
The Court of Common Pleas for
Vinton county, holds its Spring Term
at this place on next Monday the 2dth
instant. This will afford an excellent
opportunity to all who know themselves
indebted to us for Administrator's no
tices, Legal Advertisements,Job Work,
and Subscription, to bring us in the
money, or send it along with some
neighbor who is coming to Court.
The times are hard and it seems that
the printing is a hard business Y
are owing some money, and we must
Stay for paper, ink and labor in the of
ice durinc the cast winter. Tli nrin
o t I - - f ...
tin? fas It is) in thia ennntv. with lun
presses in full blast, will, we have no
doubt, in due time, blow up both estab-
lisnments. i he whole patronage of
the county would scarcely pay for one
Dress, with two it will likely starve
both out. We expect to hold on while
ft .....
Dream lasts, out could not, only that
hV0 1nith fllll norfnf nnalln.o)
faith that the Democracy of Young
miuu win never lei me press ue siarveu
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out. aena in your dues and help us
out of the present trouble.
The following, from the Chillicothe
Ait trliiir. sneaks our sentiment pv.
actly; and when we reflect that we have
Deen iota tne very same thing, we can
not refrain from endorsing thia nnsi,
, - o i
Uon, that no man can be too muck of
a vemocrai, especially, at this time,
when there are more "wolfs-' in sheep's
ciotning" among us, tnan ever oelore.
When men swear one thine. And Hpnv
that oath in public, at the same time
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iney are proiesseu unristians,inis 100KS
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uc uui cuuugu ui mc yiinsiian.
'We were no little amused the other day
at tne TemarE 01 a gentleman, who come iu
ftnrl cnhfirribar) for th wppIiIv. H cnwl that
although he is a Democrat himself, he had but
nA S K ian I Itil tt no tknl Inol A n lml ....
vW9 wujwttwii v uj wiiia iiio v n ao. uia b n c
re too strong Democrat. He may not be
tbe only one who enter (o ins such a belief in
regard to us. We are of the opinion that a
man can not De too strong a christian, bigot
ry always excepted, nor too strong a Whig
if he. believe the nrincinlea nf ihp Wliia nar.
ty right, nor too strong a Democrat, if he is
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caiiBucu urn iuc inuLinies wi lumi party are
While we a stropg Democrat, we Ere
not so Dininea wun prejudice as to tlisappro-
hat muni'M of litilitvnr tuslir lhat m,.
be sanctioned by a Whig Executive, or yield
an acquiessence.ngni or wrong. 10 ererytning
that mar be approved by a Democratic Presi
dent. A few years ago, we were among the
very tew connected with the press, of both
.i.:c.-- .u-. i .l-
paruea in una oiaic, uiai uiaiu'aiucu me jus-
t k l. .1 : J
natum of a Whig President. Within the
last tuteen months, we have used no tame
language in the denunciation of a measure
that feceived the signature of the -present
President. We make it an aim to run a per
fectly straight line in politic, no matter if it
causes us to run through some Democrat's po
tato patch, or avoid a Whig's cabbage gard-
Opinions of Good and Great Men
on Know Nothingism.
it, ye your midnight
cabals. Let every true Patriot read
and hand it to bis neighbor to read, in
order that the 't alher ot our Country'
may be heard on (his subject:
Letter of Washington's.
was not ereat.
but a good man. Tbe recollection of the in
estimable sertice he did hia country in the
j o - -
arouse wilhiu the-bitastof the Patriot sen
ilurk nrfl frvinu hn;irnl I It Kivn hitinn Hlnni.
sations ol tne liveliest thaiaeter, anil every
.1? . I. . I ...If L '
mine uiai riasrinnuairti iiuiii ins nru is ac
rmil! twn Aeatpa nf r-narniiim. With
this fact in view, we reprint the following
letter, written by lum soon alter lug iuaugi-
ralimiaa 1'rpfililPlll nl IIM. 1 lillpil Nlafva 111 a
tertian committee of a certian church iu Vir-
Z . . ...
"Uenllemen, I request that you will accept
my Best acknowledgement lor your congrat
ulation on my appointment to the first olfice
iu the nation: the kind manner in whinh vou
meution my past conduct equally claims the
expression ot my gratitude.
"Alter we had, Dy trie smiles of Divine
Providence on our exertion. nlitnini1 tli nl..
ject for which we contended, I retired at the
cuiiciueiuii ui hit n ai iui an idea mil mv
rrinnlrv rnnlil hxv nn further nrpncinn tn
services, and with the intention of rver en
tering again into public lile; but, when the
exigencies of my country seemed to require
me once more to engage in public ailairs. an
honest conviction of duty surseded my for
mer resolution, and became my apology for
deviating from the liappy plan "which 1 had
adorned. II 1 could hhvf. pnlprruiiiftrl .li
ai'xAtet apprilunsion that the constitution
iiuiiicu 111 me comenuon w lie re i nan me non
or to preside might possibly endanger the re
ligious rights of any ecclesiastical society,
certainly 1 would never have placed my sig
nature to it; and if I could now conceive
that the general government might ever be so
administered as to render the I itwrtv if run.
science insecure, I beg you will be permaded
that no one would be more zealous than my
self to establish effectual barriers against the
horrors of Uli ritual tyranny ami rv.'rw u.
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ciesof religious persecution; for you doubt
less remember 1 have often expjessed my sen
timents that every man, conducting himself
as a conil ritiven nnrl Ivlnir nmnintuM.
D . Hbwuii nuir IU
God alone for his religious opinions, ought to
be protected in worshipping the Deity accor
ding to the dictates of his own conscience.
"Whiid I recollect with BMiicfuz-t flirt fhbt
the religious society of which you are mem
ber have been Ihrniinhiint A
ly and almost unanimously the firm friends
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iuii.il iiucuv mill i MR iwrxprvpr no nrnmi.-
tersof our glorious revolution, I cannot hes
itate to helieve lliaf thov u.-ill K il.o r.. : . r. . I
- ..... ... w in. lauuiui
supporters of a free yet t flicienl eeneml Pnv-
triimliL llllilpp thia nUuoino aviuinlni'iA.1 1
rtMOlCe tO flfiSUrp tllPM thnt tht.tr mnu rolt
" " " piwugiiit vaib i, iniiuii.
4 " 7 miuj IV, J up-
uij iiijt uri wi&ticB huu riuieavuni io tuvam:e
their Drosiveritv: in tlin i)ieantimf Vflin
yuur itrveni suf plications to Uud lor my tera-
t'v" win. iup jiiieo.
i am, geuiiemen, your most obedient serv
An Old FOCV k'nniv Nnlhinn nn
street, on reading the above letter, with
drew his subscription to flip Washi.
ton National Monument, because the
ather of his Country,' by this letter,
liolds the doctrine thnt Catholics should
131-0 tho l-irrl.fr r ntAI.!n H,. . I
have the right to worship God accord-:n-
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nig iu me uiLiaies 01 tneir own con
sciences. H e have said, in our time,
that if Christ was on earth, these
Whiz Know Nothings would onnosp
him through their bigotry. As Wash
ington was the "next best" man, don't
u neany esiaousn our position. '
Franklin on these Modern Torys.
You are desired to read and Donder the
following remarks, made by that philos
opher, patriot, statesman and aaee .
Benjamin Franklin during the discus
sion trial transpired, in the formation of
tne Constitution of the United States:
"He should be verr sorrv to see arm.
thing like illiberalily inserted in the
Constitution. The people in Europe
are friendly to thia country. Even in
the countries with which we have late
ly been at war, we have now, and had
during the war, a great many friends,
not only among the people at large; but
in both houses of Parliament. In every
other country in Europe all the people
are our friends. We found, iu the
course of the Revolution, that many,
strangers served us faithfully, and that
many natives took part against their
country. When foreigners, after look-
nig auoui ior some otiur country in
which they can obtain more haoDin'ess.
give a preference to ours, it is a proof of
attachment which ought to excite our
connaeuceand aiJeciiun."
Seward Denouncing his Party
Hon. Wm. H. Seward has given ex
pression to the following sentiment.
Were all men to act in conformity there
to, we would eet alone most harmoni-
uusly :
But peace and eood will can never
prevail until mankind earn and feel th
simple truth that however birth, or Ian.
euaiie, or climate mar have made them
differ lhat however mountains, deserts,
rivers, and seas may divide States the
uatiousof the earth are nevertheless one
family, and all mankind are brelhern,
practically equal in endownmenta; eaual
natural and political rights, and
equal iu the favor of the common Crea
tor." The Plain Dealor condenses a whnl
volume of truth into the followina nara.
-o I
Our triumphs, in all times nast. hv
been secured by the aid of thu orpai
principles of our Dolitical faith Th.
Democracy of this nation ham nr.
gaiueu an advantage by coalitions with
tbe factions opposed to our creed. Rn.,1
by the landmarks set ud bv the nrrat
apo.tle of liberty, and proud of a name
which survives all the atiemas nn nn
we have gone on, coqueriug and to
rouquer. auu an our Hopes couceruine
luiure, are predicted unnn our nn.
shaken confidence in the immutable
truths and eternal principals by which
are, ana in'end to be governed.
L'uilorin success iu the details nf th-
conflict with error, we do not expect.
out temporary ueleat ouly-serves to de
velope our strength, and tn ii
nest and resoluteness to our purposes.
bare confidence in the peopleoth
erwise we could uot be Democrats
And we cannot believe that the na.nnl.
be otherwise then true to them
Tbe newlr-elecled Democratic Mm..
Detroi:, Henry Ledyard, is a son-in-
ol uencr.l lass.
Demmocratic Victories—Know
Nothings Routed.
The municipal elections which have
recently taken dace in various sprtinnn
j i
of the country, have resulted, as a gen
eral thing, in glorious victories for the
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opponents oi me miamous Know No i-
iug order. The sober second-thought
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i ai wum ngiii, justice ana reason
has assumed its sway, and, as a con
sequence, Democracy is triumphant
and its prescriptive, anti-Republican
opponents are being consigned to "the
ashes of desDair."
The following are some of the recent
Detroit. Michigan. is Democratic hv
800 majority over the Know Nothings
i. t-" i . i- .. .
ior mayor, aim a democratic major 1
tv in the Common Council.
iroy, IN. i ., has elected a Demo-
. T T . t mm
crane antih.now XNolhing Mayor by
auu majority.
Syracuse, N. Y.,has chosen a Dem
ocralic Mayor and Common Council
hv 4110 maioritv. TIia tpletrranli rp.
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potts great rejoicings over the result.
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in jiucKpon, ii. i., tne anu-tvriow
Nothing ticket has also succeeded by a
small majority; and in Oswego, Speak
er Littlejohn, seceder from the order,
who has exposed its secrets, has been
rlinspn Mivnr In' fiflfl mainritv
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In Newport, Ky., the Know Noth
ings were signally worsted and beaten
all round by the Democratic organiza
.Last of all cornea cloriniin Milnriu-
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kee. in Wisconsin, which lias rolled un
tne splended majority of 1,4UU for the
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xiiiiui.iaiiv; air.i-ivuuw iiuiiiiug iiur
Let Democrats everywhere be of
good cheer. The work is going brave-
Iv on and the nie-halii nnnnnpnts of
Democracy will soon be consigned to
a iiicuicu uuiiviuu.
—Letter from Gen. Scott.
NEW YORK, March 1, 1855.
Gentlemen: I have just received,
through the Hon. Mr. Hihharrl. M P.
at Washington, your joint letter dated
the 24th ult. in which you say that in
some recent political address, delivered
in your neighborhood and in your pres.
o tv
anna Ina cnoalrim lAnln.A.I .'1
ly that in the last Presidential can
"BishoD Hushes, of ' New York.
proposed to General Scott to sell the
Catholic vote, who hesitated to reply;
wnen tne proposition was made to
General Pierce, and accented, and a
Jesuit was placed at the head of the
rost utnee uepartment."
"That Bishop Hughes' demands
were assented to bv the Dartv to whom
he first proposed, except that he de
manded a Cabinet officer, upon which
you hesitated; and the proposition was
made to Gen. Pierce, and he assented."
And your letter to me is thus conclu
"Rp.ievinnr the statpmpnt tn ho fate
o " "
and basely calumnious of the fair fame
ot vourself and thectherdistinauished
gentlemen implicated thereby, we would
respectiuny request 01 you to intorm
us at your earliest convenience whether
the statement of Mr, , so far as
relates to vou, is true."
I hasten to say that the statement or
statements i nave quoted Irom your
letter, as above, are in respect to my
self, absolutely false, and I hav no
doubt they are equally so in respect to
my political friends and opponents ' in
tne canvasj aiiuaed to.
I remain gentlemen,
With great respect,
Your obd't servant,
The Ontario Times. New York.
publishes the following threatening
epistle, sent to announcing member ol
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mc iviiuw oroet.
"E. A. COUNCIL, Jan. 25, '55.
ANSEL DkbOW.' You are hor.liv aA
monished and warned, according to the
law set forth in secret conclavp nf thp
G. C. of S. ol N. Y., that you mus;
desist Irom all conversation upon the
principles which you have proved re
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cream to. i ou are also reminded ot
the terrible pains and penalties with
Wllicn a traitor to IJOdT ua MaliPr an,l
wiiitn perjurer before man, is visited
this warning is heeded well! It
Who is He?
We find the following in the Ohio
Statesman, which outrlit. in iustinp. tn
a ve eiven the name ot this reverend
. u ' j 1
"We have iust been informed ihnf a
minister of the Gospel, in Fairfield co.,
wnose congregation became dissatisfied
with the rumor that he belonged tn tli-
Know Nothings, was called upon to an
swer, when he declared, calling God
ana nis cnurcn to witness the truth m
statement, that he was not a mem
ber; yet that very man figured in the
Stale Council at Cincinnati, and has
name recorded as an active mem
ber. What, trulv. must ha tlm nuiKc
9 j j - - WWkllO
an order that could produce so hu
miliating a result!"
K.xow IVothiso Stjmpade. There is
reeular stsmDade imam th Knnu.
Nothings in New Hampshire, and as
uoncoru ratriot has it, "Satan s
kingdom is tumbling down." Over inn
a avi t'lrlr. U' n frnm lha nrl.. r.
7 i , .. . 7 " w" '
and 1500 in the State. Ob.S.m!
Parties in Time of the Elder
Adams' Administration.
Wm. Wirt, in his life of Pair!,..
Henry, furnishes lha followiui In retard
to parties under the Administration of
" , o - O
tne aider Adams, by reading it, the
reader will ascertain what the ground
of difference was on which the parties
stood at tbat day, and also whether the
parlies of the present day bear any aim.
ilarity to the parties of that time:
Ihe federalists, who supported the
measures of the nenr government thro'-
out, were accused by their adversaries
of a disposition tn strain th construc
tive powers of the constitution to their
mgutsi possible pitch; ol a seret wish
to convert tne government into a sub
stantial monarchy at last; to which pur
pose the assumption of state dehta. th
establishment of the funding system.
ana of (At national oank, the alarming
increase of public debt, the imposition of
a toon oj nicrnai taxes, the establish
men I of an army and navy, with all
the consequences of favoritism index
teu.ive executive Dstronaza went all
ed to have been introduced. Ther were
a o - . w m
oranneu wun tne name of arfsloerats,
a name of reproach borrowed from the
parlies iu Fnce; and were charged
wun oeing lcimicai to the cause of hu
man liberty, is was said to be proved by
their hostility to the progress of the
French revolution, is well as by the al
arming cnaracter ol tnose measures
which they were pushing forward iu
America. They were suspected ami ac
cused of a preference for a eovernmem
of ranks and orders, ind a secret ln.
of titles ofuobiliiy; of which it was
said, one of their principal leaders had
luruisDed a decisive proof, so far as he
was concerned, bv hivinir Drtnn,l th.
introducliou of titles in the continental
contention which framed the Cunsti.
stiution. The party which ureed th.
charges, took the name of republicans,
anu aemocrais; declared themselves. the
iriends fo liberty and the oeoole. and
the firm advocate of u government vf
me people try me people. They were de
voted, w ith enthusiasm, to the csuse of
liberty in Frauce, considered mun, as
the only title of nobility which ought
to be submitted, and freedom ind hapin
ess is the sole objects of government;
this they contended, was tbe principel
on which the American revolution had
turned; thit tbe great objects of the re
volution could not be otherwise attain-
ed, than by a simple, pure, economical,
ana cimste administration of the feder
al government, ind by restricting the
several departments under the new con
stitution, to the tpri Utter of the
powen assigned to them by that instru
ment. The federalists on the other hand ,1..
nieu and repelled, with er.t .ri,n,
and vehemence, the charges which had
ueen urgea agaiusi Ihem by their adver
saries. They contended that the meas
ures complained of were warranted by
the constitution, and Were necesaarv in
gire to tha federal government the effect
which was intended by its adoption.
They insisted IhatJiAey were simply the
friends of order and good government;
and in their turn branded their adver.
saries with the name of Jacobins, who
having caught the mania from France,
were overturning all guverument, and
throwing everything into anarchy ind
uproar, iu the hope ol raisng themselvs
to the lop of the chaos. They alleged
that the opposition was formed of the
dregs or sn American people, headed
and goaded on by a few designing men,
and lermented into faction by the revo
lutionary elements thrown among them,
from abroad, in the shape uf French and
Irish emigrants and convicts. Thsy in
sisted, that it was indispenably neces
sary to the peace and order of the Amer
ican" ualion, that those foreign incendia
ries should be driven out from the land,
and lhat the licentious fury of our own
populace should also be bridled. Un
der this impression were pasEed those
alien and sedition laws, . which are sup
posed to have put an end to the federal
party in America.
Worth Knowing.
From i report of :he Director of the
mint at Philadelphia, we gather the
subjoined information respecting the
value of foreign coins. The value of
the coins of other countries is fixed it a
certain figure by an act of Congress,
but the Director of the mint receives
some of them ai premium, payable in
the U. S. coin, as foilowes:
A five Franc piece is worth tl 32 '
A dollar of Central America 1 18
A dollar of Bolivia 1 22
A dollar of Mexico 22
Spanish pillar dollar 122
The Director of the mint recommends
Congress to repeal the law iu relation
to their value. Now is the time for
those having any of said coins hoarding
up to send on to the mint. They could
send them in charge of our merchants
wno are now preparing to atari East, or
they could be transported by the Express
company, of which there is an agent in
tanesviiie. wittier way it could be
done it i trifling expense. Send thm
alonit wrile ai premium and p.terni.,1
w O C3 -
Burned to Death.
wr. neese i uompson, manager ol
A small lad. named Louderharlr wna
uurnea to deatn at the Iron Vallev
n I- i . .. ...
r urnace, last ween, unaer tne follow
circumstances: He and nnnthor
bov. had, bv some means cot arpo tn
the powder which is used in blasting,
auaiiaving unea tneir pocKets with
that article, were engaged in throwing
it into the fill, and in dninc an. hi
clothes caught on fire, and before it
couia De extinguished, the powder in
his Docket became icnitprl. nrl hv ih
explosion of which, his clothes were
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ourneu ana wra irom nis body, and
burnine him in a horrible manner.
While the man called th filler. 117 Q a
ahspnf lor reiier. tho two lmvo nn rn.
their home. Louderbark Hipri in nhnut
thirty-six hours alter the accident: he
. i i . . i . .
was an orpimu, uui was carea ior by
the familv he resided u iili tvith Irinrf.
t,ess, they rendering every comfort in
their power tQ tbe suffering boy.
- iv e learn me aoove nartir.ii are rnm
Mr. Reese Thompson, Manager of
Jackson Standard.
Unparalleled Scoundrelism.
Just as we expected; the midnight
dens are now plott ing against any and
all denominations that will not bow to
their behests. Read:
Mithopist Chdsch. The Trenton ( N.
J, ) American says:
"We published the startling fact some
time ago that Know Nothingisin had al
ready directed its machinery to the de
struction of the Methodist Church. Sat
isfied (hit they had already silenced tbe
rights of conscience of all who are mem
ber of the Catholic Church, this mou
strous fue to freedom ol thought, are
seeking with the rapacity of Wolves,
for other objects to glut their inquisi
torial appetite. Wa mentioned Sn aup
port of our assertion lhat a pamhlel had
been written by a member of one of the
'American' order to prove that the
Methodist Church ought not to be toler
ated ir a free country. Some friend has
forwan'.ed us a copy of this pamhlel.
which we will take pleasure in loaning
to any of our Methodist breihrru. But
to prove mora conclusively that we are
right in ouraasertion we call attention
to the following txtract from this
But again the very organization ol
the Methdisl Episcopal Chirch is
dangerous to the liberties of a free peo
ple. Suppose crisis arrive in political
action, in which the hierarchy of
thn Methodist Church is interested.
From the dependence of ill parts on one
great central power, it is rasj to per
ceviehow the suffrage of most of the
members may becontroled by the Bish
ops. Lei the bishops suggest to the
presiding elders that the interest of ihier
ecclesiastical despotism will be subserv
ed by the election of i certain set of
men to office: the presiding elders use
their influence over the preachers, the
preachers over the class leaders, and the
tlass-leaders over their class members,
and thus tbe balauce of power in a po
litical contest may rest in the hands of
seven Episcopal Melodist Bishops.
There is as much danger of '.his, as there
is of Romanism eccoViplishing a similar
result; provided the occasion requires it.
It msy be said that the members of the
MV.hodist Episcopal Church are loo in
dependent to be thus influenced; but
while they submit to the degradation to
which 1 have shown they are subjected
in Church matters let them uot tpeik
oT independence in political matters.
Let them become ecclesiastically free,
and theu it may be hoped thai they
would dare to become politically free if
the Bishops undertook to preteut it.
I have thus briefly shown thai Epis
copal Metodism is anti-American in its
spirit aud tendency, and that it is a
dangerous foe to republicanism. 1 hive
hown that it had its origin iu usurpa
Hon thai its very organization provides
for the support ind extension ol assum
ed power and that this power mav be
oppressively exercised without ret tril
lion. I have shown thai ' Methodist
Episcopacy contains iu itself the very
elements of an absolute despotism, and
therefore must ultimately, unles check
ed, subvert and destroy our republican In
slitutioiis. In do ine this, I have utter
ed no harsh epithets. 1 have insinuat
ed nothing against the scripturalnes of
Methodist doctrines, or the piety and
godliness ol Methodist nifmuers. 1
nave simply spoken of the Kveriiiuenl
of the Church. 1 have snoken as an
American citizen; and 1 call ou every
true American iu the Melhudiat Church
to use his influence to effect a iadical
reform in this matter. The time hue
come when Americanism and Roman
ism ire arrayed iu hostile altitudes.
Remember that you ire not prepared to
slind by Amsricauism while you are
not prepared to stand by Americanism
while jpu are Ihe subjects of hiraruhy
The taunt will come with irresistible
(oice, from the vassals of the Pope. 'Is
despotism any more siniul or' dangerous
iu tne Konnsh Church than the Methu
nisi?- 0! thea be Amencaus be free
men throw off your ecclesiastical
chains, and then you will be prepared
consistently to aid your fellow country
meu ic breaking the yoke of ecclesiasti
cal despotism with which' Koine has
bound her ignorant aud degraded sub
The whole history of religious perse
cution shows that whenever one denom
inalion encourages the political pros
trip nun ui anoiner. tne same weapon is
sure in the end to be turned against it
sen. there are perhaps no religious so
cieties against which some plausible
pretext might nut be found for a politi-
cat crusaue.
Important Postmasters and to the Public.
We are requested to call special atten
lion to the law just passed by Congress,
modifying the rates of postage, (J-c,
particularly to those provisions requir
iiik uiai an leiiers oeiween places in
the United States shall be prepaid from
ana after the 1st of April, 1855, by
stamps or otherwise, and lhat, from and
after tne 1st of January next, postmas
ters mint place postage stamps upon all
prepaid letters upon w hich such stamps
may not have been placed by the wri
ters, or whkh may not be inclosed in
stamp envelops.
From and alter the 1st of April, 1855,
the postage to be charged ou each sin
gle letter, for any distance in the Unit
ed States not exceeding 3,000 miles,
ten cents.
The law does not change the existing
rates or regulations in regard to letters
to or from Canada or other foreign coun
tries, nor Joes it affect the lranking
The provisoni in regard to the regis
tration of valuable letteis will be car
ried into effect, ind special instructions
issued to postmasters on tbe subject, as
soon it tbs necessary blanks can b
prepaired and distributed. We bee to
suggest that editors generally through
out the United Stales would render es
sential service to their readers by call-
The 0reroia, speakiac of the ex
cellent fruit ia Oregon, sayi of some
apples on exhibition, tbat fifteen or six-
ten of them filled a half bushel meas
ure. .
HALIFAX, March 15.
The Africa has arrived at this porf,
with Liverpool dates to the 3d inst.
Gknkral Intkllicence. The news
by this arrival is important. The Em
peror of Russia is dead. lie expired
suddenly at 1 o'clock on the morning
of the 2d inst. The event created the
greatest excitement. No details had
been received. It was announced in
the House of Loids on Friday night
by Lord Clarendon, and in the House
of Commons by Lord Pnlmerston.
Surmises were afloat that lie wis as
sassinated, but it is thought he died of
apoplexy, alter on attack of influenza.
His illness was known in England be.
fore the news of his death was received,
and caused a slight rise in the funds.
The effect of his death, 'of course, had
not transpired when the Africa left
"Kamsch Bay, Feb. 20. On the
1 Tlh , Eupatoiia was attacked on east,
ernsideby 80 pieces of artillery and
six regiments ot cavalry, under Gen
eral Kosff, and 12 regiments of infant
ry, consisting of about 15,000 men,
under Ostensacken. The combat last-
ed from 5. until 10 in the" morning.
The Russians were vigorously repuls
ed. Their los is estimated at 500
killed, and wounded in proportion.
The Turks had 83 killed and 250
wounded. Selim Pasha and Col. Rus
ten Bey were killed. Eighteen French
were killed or wounded. The ship
board attack was not renewed by the
Russians, The steamers anchored in
the roadstead contributed energetically
to the defense of the town. Admirals
Lyons and Druat sent in steamers to
(Signed,) Bruat.''
Skco.vd Dispatch. "Eupatoria,
21st. Since the afl tir of the 17th, the
Ktusians have not made any new at
tempt upon Eupatoria. To day col
umns of infantry and trains of wagons
were seen leaving the vicinity ol the
town, taking the direction of Simphe
ropol. Many villages are still in flames
in the neighborhood of Eupatoria.
More guns have been landed, aud ad
ditional forces thrown up. The town
is in a good state of delense. Signod:
From the Rochester Union.
On Satuiday, Arthur McMhIioii, an
Irish Catholic, was put upon trial lor
murder, at Troy. When the Jurors were
examined, they were euch distinctly
Hsked il they were Know Nothings.
Several ansneretl. lhat they be'ouged to
the order, and some of them said llipy
had not friendly feeling towards hii
Irishman; and one snid he would not do
such a person a kindness. All Know
Nothings were excluded from the panal
by the defence, atul the prosecuting
council aiiiMincrd lhat such persons
were unfit to r-it upon a jury in such a
case. -From the report of the Budget,
it would uppoar that without! formal
decision lhat persons belonging to lli.
oath bound ni-cel organization are, from
that cu'inection merely, incompetent lo
sit as jurors in a taee between llie peo
ple and a Catholic foreigner, '.he court,
pursued by the Court, council, and tri
ers in ihe making up of ihis panal, sp
pears to be in efl'ei t equivalent to a le
cogiiition of the prin.'ipel.
ISo candid nun will prelend to say
thai t was not perfectly proper to ques
tion the persona summoned as jurors in
that case, with view to ascertain
whether they were members ef the
secret order of Know Nothings, and to
exclude such as were. It seems lo us
that it would be equally proper for tha
i ouncil for the people, in case a Know
Nothing wus to be tried for a felony, to
examine and exclued persons from Ihe
jury w ho are members also. It has been
tated recently that in some counties
the Know Nothing have so far taken the
control of the jury box is to allow no
persons but members of the order to b
returned to the Clerk' Office far jurors.
With such a itate of facts existing the
life, liberty, and property of no man ia
safe unless he leagues with the midnight
conspirators, takes their blasphemous
oaths and pledges himself to bliudly
obey the dictates of the leaders of the
infatuated and hood-winked brother,
hood ol darkness. When this fratetni
Ijr are led blindfolded to the polls to
prostitute the highest prerogat'ne of
freemen by doing, under the fear of
oaina and penalties, the will of those
who lead them, the measure of their in-.-
amy would seern to be full. But when
lliev KtPnltllil anlii I Vi a rn...,a f t.,
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lice and attempt to make these safe
guards of liberty subservient to their
prejudices, fanaticism, and lust for pow.
er, it is overrun, individual liberty is at
n end and a secret, corrupt oligarch) .
assumes the powers of the republic of
Subscription, for
the "Mckrthur Demo.
Aycrat," vp to Mabci,
a. Ol IOCS
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