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E. A. BltATTON. Editor.
ffAETDUB, AUGUST 17, 1855,
tfwijajr Suberlption ind Adrtttlilng Agency
Timobk, is our authorized agent lo receive and
receipt for subscription and advertisement Tor
, WILLIAM MED1LL, or. Faiiiiikld,
JAMES MYERS, or Lucas.
WM. D. MORGAN, or Colvmbmka.
WM. TREVITT, or Franklin.
JOHN G. BRESLIN, or Sekeca.
(for lie full Term.)
WM. KEKKON, or Belont.
(For the Vacancy.)
R. B. WARDEN, or Frasrlin.
G. W. McCOOK, of Jefferson.
Democratic Meetings.
The Democracy of Vinton county
will meet in their respective townships,
at the usual place of holding elections,
Friday, August 21th, 1855,
at 3 o'clock P. M.f and then and there
select three delegates to attend a Coun
ty Convention to beheld in McArthur,
Monday, August 27lli, 1835,
at 11 o'clock A. M., lor the purpose
ot nominating a County 1 icket.
By order ot the
Democratic Central Committee.
Democrats Arouse!
. Let os, as good citizens and true
Democrats, attend our Township meet
ings on next Friday, at 3 o'clock, and
then and there elect three Delegates to
attend our County Convention to nom
inate a county ticket. Can't we have
a full turn out from every township in
the county, and have a ticket nomina
ted that we can elect without fail.
Let them alkbe true Democrats we
want no traitors in the camp. Let
them be meii who will stand up to our
principles, regardless ot consequence
Ve would rather be defeated live times
than to be elected once with dishonor
attached lo our flag. Turn out then,
and consult together, adopt your plans
openly and carry them lorward to vie
We would say, by all means attend
the Democratic Legislative Lonven
lion, to be 4ield in Hamden on Sattir
day, August 25th, Let every Dele
gate be there, and every candidate be
there; one man has just as good a right
lo be before the Convention as another,
and if a full delegation is out, and the
balloting lairlr done, in accordance to
justice to all concerned, no good Dem
ocrat will grumble. We hope atten
lion will be given to this, and that we
will hear of no stampede after the
ticket is in the field, but that every
man will be in the front ranks battling
for the cause.
McArthur Democrat.
Our friends will take notice that the
present number of the Democrat com
pletes the third volume of your county
organ. It must be a source of grati
fication to the Democracy, to know
that the paper has been sustained thro'
one of the most unscrupulous opposi
tions, So far as honor and truth is con
cerned, belched out upon it ever since
the first number issued. An opposition
paper has, nearly all the" time, been
kept up by deception, treachery, and
combinations of the fag-ends-of-all-factions,
but to no purpose. - The
Erinciple oi the Democratic party
ave been and will be sustained: be
cause they aie principles upon which
this Government must be administered,
and founded upon truth and justice!
We may say here that the Democ
racy of Vinton may rest assured that
the Democrat will continue to wag on
in the same course thai it has pursued :
a bold and fearless advocate of the
principles adopted by our lathers and
eiperieuced by us, at the only true
means of insuring the greatest degree
of happiness to the greatest numbers.
AH we ask of the Democracy is their
aid and co-operation in keeping in the
ascendancy the principles of your par
you owe us -ccrat,
now is the time to pay ; paper,
ink, and lobor costs money, and it
must be cash from us. This paper
closes the third volume, and many men
yet owe us for the first, second, and
third years. Those who have not paid
,-os for the two first years will find their
-pi pr discontinued and accounts ar-j
ringed for collection.
The Herald's Politics.
The last issue of the Legion Her
ald informs it? readers, that a Conven
tion will be held at Columbus of all
opposed to Mkdili. and Chask for
Governor, &c; and it says "We see
this movement seconded by no other
American paper in llie State." Did
these Neutral Patriots of the Legion,
merelv wish to inform their brother
Know Nothings that the Convention
was called, or was it thus stated in or
der to make the K. N'g. come into the
traces for Ciiasr and negro suffrage?
What a beautiiul neutral sheet that
Herald is, to be sure! What Demo
crat can doubt as to their disinterested
misrepresentations of our Mass meet
ing; the Legion says, "There were
present at one time 136 in which the
Chask party were RESPECTABLY
represented." There it is again, read
er; Itus accidental cxrioe anil tne
Pharisee can't write one-fourth of a
column without claiming that they are
the respectables of community, to wit:
the upper-crust-silk -stocking-gentry!
liut why this knavery or false state
ment about the Democratic Conven
tioti? Now, it is notorious that there
was more than 300 in attendance.
Why this attempt lo make it appear
tiiat the Democracy cannot raise a
Convention in Vinton.' Democrats,
beware of these "wolves in sheep's
clothing." There never was a greater
humbug attempted to be practiced upon
the people, than that the Herald is a
neutral paper on politics.
Barn Struck bv Lightninci.
James Gibson, Esq., residing a few
miles north of this place, had his barn
destroyed by lightning on last Sabbath
evening. Mr. Gibson, in his letter to
the editors of the Herald, says:
"There were nearly five hundred
dozen of wheat, two hundred bushels
of oats, five tons of hay, some flax,
one wagon, two saddles, a number oi
bridles, collars and other harness, my
lorks and other utensils entirely con
sumed. The loss is estimated at near
Pursuant to notice given, the De
mocracy ol Vinton met in mass Con
vention on Saturday, August 4, 1855.
On motion of Judge Hewitt, b. b.
Murry, Esq., of Wilkesville, was ap
pointed President, and E. A. Bratton
secretary, when the Convention ap
pointed Joel A. Walden, B. P. Hew
itt, E. A. Bratton, E. F. Bingham,
and N. Richmond, a Central Commit
tee for the ensuing year.
Un motion ol Judge Hewitt, the
Convention appointed the delegates to
attend the Senatorial Convention, from
each township,as follows: Elk, Judge
Hewitt and L. A. Bratton : Wilkes
ville, S. S. Murry ; Madison, John
Dowd; Richland, J. A. Walden; Vin
ton, Wm. Gray; Brown, E, B. Weed;
Knox, J. J. Allison; Swan, Jacob Jef
ferson; Harrison, John Clark; Jackson,
John Ancrom; Clinton, J. R. Newton;
Eagle, O. P. Clark.
Un motion of Dr. Holland, the Con
vention appointed the delegates to at
tend the Legislative Convention, from
each township, as follows: Llk, J.
W. bwepslon, t,. A. Uratton, and J.
G. Swetland ; Swan, John Price ;
Brown, Jerome Lillibridge; Madison,
John Fee; Knox, Geo. Holdren; Vin
ton, John Calvin; Wilkesville, II. II .
Bishop and Simon Dolan: Clinton, E.
Frazee; Richland, Joel A. Walden
and P. Miiler, Jr.; Jackson, John Kin
ney ; Harrison, David Argubright
Eagle, 0. P. Clark.
Resolved, That the delegates in at
tendance at above Conventions, have
power to cast the entire vote of the
Judge Hewitt offered the following
resolutions which were unanimously
Resolved, That the Democracy ol
Vinton hereafter dispense with the
Primary Election system; and that the
Democratic County Ticket shall be
nominated by a County Convention,
composed of delegates appointed at
township meetings, held pursuant lo
notice given by the Central Committee.
Resolved, That the Democracy of
each township meet on Friday, 24th
inst., at 3 o'clock P. M., at the usual
place of holding elections, and then
and there appoint three delegates to
the County Convention to be held at
McArthur, on Monday the 27th inst.,
at 12 o'clock M., for the purpose of
forming a county Ticket.
Tlieo. Shearer and Levi Dungau,
Esqrs., theu addressed the Convention
for near live hours in an eloquent and
masterly manner, in arguments convin
cing and unanswerable by Whig or
Abolitionist, and were listened tojwkh
marked attention by old gray headed
sires and stout hearted youths of our
county, who with the utmost decorum
displayed on anxiety not often seen at
mass meetings, to hear Democratic
On motion of E. A. Bratton il was
Resolved, That the following resolu
tions of the last 8th of January Con
vention be adopted as a Plattorm broad
enough for every honest lover of his
country and its Institutions and laws
to stand upon.
Resolved, That it is the duty of every
Ohio Democrat to determine, and by
ibis declaration of sentiment we pro
pose to proclaim, those immediate and
urgent issues of Slate and Naiioual pol
icy, upon which tbe Democracy are ful
ly agreed; but which can only be secu
red to tbe people by "union. concession
and harmony every fhing for the cause:
nothing for men !
Resolved. That we demand from tbe
Democratic majority io Coogre.s,
J Ik A revision of tbe Tariff of 1840
with the double purpose of reducing the
amount of revenue, and excluding the
principle of bounties to special iu'.er
est., 2ud, Co-operelioo, by efficient meas
ures, in the restoration lo the Statei of
the constitutional currency of gold au'l
silver. f
3rd. Hostility to a general system of
fa term t Improvements, in accordance
with the principles expressed in the re
cent veto message of the Executive; but
a just and impa.t.a Ppl'uon .rt,.n
tae limits con empl. ed by the tonst.-f
'.ution, for Lake and River improve
ments, as v eil aa for the harbors of the
Atlantic and Pacific coa is.
4. Uncompromising hostility to any
attempt of tbe European powers to es
tablish colonies on, or to extend their
political systems over any part of tbia
coutineut or tbe islands adjacent there
to. 5: The acquisition and annexation to
our Uniou of Cuba and the Saudwitch
Islands, at the earliest moment coinis
tent with our naiioual honor, and the
securing of s passage across the Isthmus
for our commerce iu peace and our arms
in war.
j. The speed; passage of a'law plac.
ing the naiioual domain, in limited
quantities, within the reach of actual
settlers at a price not exceeding the ne
cessary expeiicrf of acquisition and .ur
7. Economy in public expenditures;
the investment of public revenue for tbe
redemption of tie national debt: and a
rigid enforcement of the Independentiand
Treasury act-
Revived, That the Democracy of
are attached to the Union of the States.
and to the Constitution, in which are
expressed the principles and the com
promises upon the faith of which the
Union was original; established, and by
a strict adherence to w hich alone that
Union can be preserved; and they de
nuunce, as dangerous to the peace and
liberties of the country, all attempts to
organize political parlies with reference
to geographical or sectional distinc
tions. Resolved, That this Convention, in
behalf of the Democracy of Ohio, here
by affirm the platform of resolutions
adopted at the National Democratic
Convention which assemblep at Balti
more in June, 1852 as clear and dis
tinct declaration oTour political princi
ples. Resolved, That the people of Ohio,
now. as they have alcvavs done, look up
on slavery as an evil, and unfavorable to
the development of the spirit and prac
tical benefits of free institutions; aud
that, entertaining these sentiments.they
will at all times feel it to be their duty
to use all power clearly given by Ihe
lerms os the national compact, to pre
vent its increase, to mitigate, and final
ly to eradicate the evil; but be it fur
Resolved, That the Democracy of Ohio
do at the same time fully recognize the
doctrine held by the fathers of the Re
public, snd still maintained by the De
mocratic party in all the States, that to
each State belongs the right to adopt
and modify its own municipal laws, to
regulate its own internal officers, to
hold and maintain an equal and inde
pendent sovereignty with each and eve
ry State, and that upon these rights tbe
National Legislature can neither legis
late tor encroach.
Resolved, Iu the language of the Con
tinental Congress, adopted forty days
after the Declaration of Independence.
that "it ia a wise policy lo extend the
protection of our laws to all who shall
settle among us, of whatever nation or
religion they may be, and to admit
them to a participation of the benefits
of civil and religious freedom;" that we
therefore pioclaim the language of Jel-
ferson as our party creed, to wit
"Equal and exact justice to all men, of
w hatever state or pursuasion, religious
or political; and we hereby reiterate
the declaration of successive Democrat
ic National Conventions, from 1836 to
1852, namely: "That the liberal princi
ples embodied by Jefferson in the Dec
laration of Indepedence and sanctioned
by the Constitution, which makes ours
the land of liberty and the asvlum of
the oppressed of every nation, have ev
er been cardinal principles in the Dem
ocratic faith; and every attempt to
abridge the privilege of becoming riti
zens ana tne owners or soil among us,
ought lo be resisted with the same spir
it which swept the alien and sedition
laws from our statute bookr."
- Resolved, That we will labor for the
election of a Democratic majority in the
General Assembly of Ohio, pledged to
tbe following measures:
1. A la w withholding the remidies of
our oiaie courts irom turn banks or
bankers as refuse to pay their taxes ac
cording to the Constitution and laws of
Ohio; and forbidding the State Treasur
er or county treasurers from receiving
me notes of sucti banks or bankers in
payment of taxes.
2. An exercise by tbe General Assem
bly of the power granted by the Consti
tution, lo restrict the
.minorities oi cities and
villages, as wen as ol couuty commis
sioners, inereby preventing the abuse of
such power.
Resolved, That we recognize in the
Democratic Administrations, State and
Naiioual, fearful, consistent and patri
otic auxiliaries in the above and kiud-
red measures of Democratic po'icy, and
therefore worthy of confidence and sup
port of every Democrat, -
On motion, the thanks of the Con
vention were returned to Messrs. Shear
er and Dungan, for their interest man
ifested in responding to the call of the
Democracy of Vinton in addresses,
On motion, it was requested (hat
the proceedings of this Convention be
published in the McArthur Democrat.
When, on motion, Convention ad
journed. taxation br
id incoruorateTfLN
S. MURRY, Pres't.
E. A, BRATTON, Sec'y.
O" Two Germau girls, with
burdyeurdy and tambourine, have net
ted 2000, in the short space ot ten
months in Australia.
is founded on the true doctrines ol
republicanism, it may oe exerciseu in
OhioiyMiou,.WBv" a,,d whenever it is called
The Slavery question is disposed oy
in the lollowing manner:
'There are many specific subjects of
legislation, some ot which are express-
jly referred to you by the bill organizing
our Territory, and others spring horn
the necessities of our community.
Lprominent among them is the question
. ... V
ment on the basis of iree or slave la
boi. Claiming as we do the same ca
pacity for sell-government as our lei
low citizens ol the States, with a lar
greater, if not an exclusive interest, in
tne institutions and laws which are to
exist among us; compelled alone to
bear their burdens, and entitled alone
to claim their benefits; wisdom, justice
and fairness would dictate that those
laws and institutions, inside ol the
Constitution of the United States sho'd
be moulded by ourselves, stimulated by
the absorbing interest we must feel in
them, rather than by the representa
tives or citizens of oilier States, who
ar-no more competent to the (ask than
we who nave no stake with us in
their.results, and who would most in
dignantly repel any offer ol reciproci
ty from us in assisting to manage their
aftairs. 1 he provision ot our J ern
lorial Organic Act secures us this right,
!W acuon u cannoi legiiiruueiy uc
tended with that excitement which is
incident to the agitation of the slavery
in the direction of an attack
upon constitutional rights. An agita
tion of that kind, such as we have
seen industriously prosecuted in the
past history ot our country by llie des
tructive spirit of abolitionism cannev
er be productive ol aught but evil, and
is calculated in an eminent degree to
obscure the glories of the past, to evoke
die foulest spirit of discord among the
citizens of our common country, and
also to mar our brilliant future, if nut
to endanger the existence of our cher
ished Union. A want of fidelity to
the solemn compacts ot the constitu
tion, and an attack upon the rights of
the States, which are guaranteed by it,
can have no justification or excuse.
This view of the case, however, is not
to be confounded with the discussion
and settlement of the slavery question
in our Territory, in its bearings upon
the foimation of our institutions.
That has been referred to us as an
open question by the legitimate action
ot the nation, and here it is not only
the privilege but the duty of every man
to speak his opinions freely and enforce
them peaceably and lairly. Advocate
and opponent stand on the same ground,
and must mutually concede to each
other the identical measure of right
which they claim lor themselves.
Freedom of opinion and freedom ol
discussion, without licentiousness, are
the very essence ot republicanisr at
all times, and are peculiarly to be res
pected here. The permanent charac
ter and high authority of a State Con
stitution, and the fact of its submiss
ion to a direct vote of the people of the
Territory, indicate that event as a sig
nal occasion for the decision of that
peculiar question. In the mean time,
however, a Territorial Legislature
may undoubtedly act upon the ques
tion to a limited and partial extent,
and may temporarily prohibit, tolerate
or regulate slavery in the Territory,
and in an absolute or modified form
with all the force and effect of any oth
er legislative act, binding until repealed
by the same power that enacted it.
Negroes must Vote.
Let us go, Irodders go,
To the head of Salt River,
Where there is no dis Unction made
Ik t ween a Chasjite nd a nigger.
We clip the following resolution
passed by the "Lorain County Re
publican Convention, winch was
copied into and endorsed by one of the
leading Republican State papers the
Cleveland Leader:
Resolved, That il is the sense of
this Convention that the LULUKLD
The meeting which adopted the
above resolution, appointed five dele
gates to attend the Columbus Fusion
State Convention, on the 13th ult., and
every one of them cast their votes for
Salmon P. Chase, as their choice for
Governor. Chase was nominated, and
it 19 lair to presume that he favors the
above resolution, Ihey would with
'fir"2 u,e "g"10' sunrage irom irmix.
and bestow tU18 Pvilege upon
tne niiunu. i uey view uib uegro
as capable ot making a better citizen,
than men ol foreign birth, or those ol
the Roman Catholic faith. With them
it is negro first, last and all the time
and they can see no political honesty
in any one who will not sanction and
favor these doctrines. A man or party
that differs with them on Una subject
is denounced as "false to the interests
of the North," "doughfaces," &c.
This negro question is then only guide
in political affairs, and on this ques
tion does the so-called Republican par
ty intend carrying the State '.bis fall.
Chillicothe Advertiser.
Taking the antecedents of the whole
Fusion ticket, the question is fairly
madeinlavor of NEGRO SUFF
RAGE, and disfranchisement of all
Let tbe issue come it might as well
settled this fall other
be as any
CO" In Buffalo oats are steadily de
clining in price, and have dropped to
48 cents,
[From the Campaign Statesman, Aug. 9.]
[From the Campaign Statesman, Aug. 9.] Bloody Times---The Lies of the
[From the Campaign Statesman, Aug. 9.] Bloody Times---The Lies of the Telegraph---The Account from
the Louisville Courier.
We hire only tinu to call attention to
. . . .!-!-.(- T ! III- il .
the horable riots in Louisville, ss tbe
Courier article was received just as we
were going to press, The Courier,
Ihough a Whig paper, gives the reason
of the bljoody affair, and pronounces the
elections a base fraud, from the violent
and wicked conduct of the Dare Lanltr-
uites. Tbe Telegraph, as usual, lied all
through. But more hereafter.
From the Louisville Courier, (a Whig paper,)
We passed yesterday, through the
forms of an election. As provided by
statute, the polls were opened, and pri
vileges granted lo such as were "right
upon the goose." with a few exceptions,
to exercise their elective franchise.
Never, perhaps, wss a greater farce, or,
as we should term it, tragedy, euacted.
HunJreds snd Ihousauds were deterred
from voting by direct acts of intimida
tion, others. through fear of consequen
ces, and a multitude from a lack of pro
per facilities. The city. Indeed, was
during tbe day, in possession of an arm
ed mob, the base passious of wbich were
infuriated to the highest pitch by the
incendiary appeals of the news paper or
gan and the popular leaders of tbe Know
Nothing party.
On Saturday nighty large detachments
of men were sent to the First snd Sec
ond Wards to see that the polls were
properly opened. These men, the "A
merican Executive Lommittee ' suppli
ed with refreshments, and as mar be
imagined they were in veiy fit condi
non on vesterday morning to see that
the rights of freedom were respected.
Indeed Ihey discharged the important
trusts committed to them in such man
ner ss to commend them forever to the
admiration of out laws! They opened
the polls; they provided ways aud means
for their own party to vote; they bluff
ed and bullied all who could not show
the signthey in fact converted the elec
lion into a perfect farce, without one
redeeming or qualifying phase.
We do not know when or how their
plan of operations was devised. InJeeil
we do not care to know when such a
system of outrage such perfidy such
dastardy was conceived. We only
blush for Kentucky that her soil was the
6ceue of such ou'.rges, and that some of
her sons were participants m the nefa
rous swindle,
It would be impossiple to state when
or how this riot commenced. By day
break the polls were takeu possession
of by the American party, and in pursu
ance of their preconcerted game, they
used every stratagem or device lo hin
der the vote of every man w ho could not
manifest to the "guardians of the polls"
his soundness on the K, N. question.
We were personal; witness lo the pro
cedure of the party in certain wards,
and of. these we feel authorized lo speak
At tli e seieuln Ward we discovered
'.bat for three hours in the outset in the
morning it was impossible for those not
posted" to vote, without the greatest
difficulty. In the Sixth Ward a parly
of bullies were masters of the polls,
We saw two foreigners driven from the
polls, forced to ruu a gauntlet, beat un
mercifully, stoned and stabed. In the
case of one fellow the Hon. Win.
Thomasson, formerly a member of Con
gress from this district, interfered, and
while appealing to tbe maddened srowd
to cease their acts of disorder and tio
lence Mr. Thomasson was struck from
behind and beat. His gray hairs, his
long public service, his manly presence,
and his thorough Americanism, availed
nothing with the crazed mob. Other
and serious fights occured in Ihe Sixth
Ward, of which we have no time to
make mention now.
The moie serious and disgraceful dis
lurbances occurred in the upper wards
The vote cast was but a partial one, and
nearly altogether on one side. No show
was given to the friends of Preston, who
were largely ia the majority, but who
in face of cannon, muskets and revolv
ers, could not, being unarmed and quiet
populace confront Ibe mad mob- So
the vote was cast one way, and the re
suit stands before the public.
In the morning, as we state elsewhere
Georg Berg, a carpenter living on the
corner ofvth and Market, was Killed
near Hancock street. A German nam
ed Fritz, formerly a partner at Ihe Gait
House, was severely, if not fatally bea
Ia the afternoon a general row occur
red on Shelby street, extending from
Main to Broadway. We are unable to
ascertain the facts couceruing the dis
Some fourteen or fifteen men were shot,
including officer Willi. ms, Joe Selvage,
and others. Two or three were killed,
and a number of houses, chiefly German
coffee houses, broken into and pillaged-
About 4 o'clock, when tbe vast crowd.
augmeuted by accessions from every
part of ihe city, and armed with shot
guns, muskets and rifles, were proceed
ing to stuck the Catholic cuurcn on
Saelbv street. Mayor Borbee arrested
them with a speech, and tbe mob r-
turned to the First Ward polls. Pres
ently a large party arrived with a piece
of brasa ordinance, followed by a num
b ftaan.ud boya w-hb muskets. In
n hour afterwards the large brewery on
Jefferson street, nesr tbe junction ot
Green, was set fire to.
Ia the lower part of the city, the dis
turbsnces were characterised by a great
er degree of bloody work. Late in the
afternoon three Irishmen going down
Main street, near Eleventh, were attack
ed, and one knocked down. Then eu
sued a terrible scene, the Irish firing
from tbe windows of their bouses, on
Main street, repeated volleys. Mr
Rhodes' a river mm, wss shot snd kill
ed by one ia tbe upper story, and a Mr,
Graham met with with a similar fate.
An Irishman who discharged a pistol at
tbe back of a man s bead, wss shot and
then hung, lie, however; survived both
punishments- John Hudson, a carpen
ter, was shot dead during the fracas,
4 ff. diitflr rn ur nf t r m k nm. MM
Main street, between Tenth and Elev
enth, the property of Mr. Quinn, a well
known Irishman, wereseton fire. The
flames extended scross the street, and
twelve buildings were destroyed. These
houses were chiefly tenanted by Irish,
and upon any of the tenants venturing
out to escape the flames, they were Im
mediately shot down, o idea could
be formed of the number killed. We
are advised that Jive men terra roasted
to death, having been so badly injured
by gunshot wounda that ihsy could' not
escape from the burning building.
Ofall the enormities and outrages
committed by the American parly yes
terday and last night, We have not time
now to write. The mob having satisfied
its appetite for blood, repaired to Third
street, snd until midnight made demon
strations against tbe 'Times' snd 'Dem
ocrst'oflicei. The furious crowd satis
fied itself, however, with breakings
(tf window panes, snd burning the
sign of the Times office.
At one o'clock this morning a large
lire is raging in the upper part of the
Upon the proceedings of yesterday
and last night we have no time, nor
beait now to comment. We are sick
ened with tbe very thought of '.be men
murdered, and houses burned and pil
laged, that signalized lbs American vic
tory yesterday. Not less than twenty
corpses form the trophies of this won
derful achievement,
The Election, Riot and Bloodshed.
Tbe doings yesterday was
as near as could be all one-sided; the
most unfair means being resorted lo by
the Know Nothings to crowd other vo
ters Irom the polls.
In the Fifth Ward the most intense
excitement prevailed for some time, and
the polls were surrounded by a large
crowd. Whenever a Kuow Nothing
voter approached the crowd he was
hoisted right over the head? ofall onil
landed at the door, ready lo deposit his
vote. Several disgraceful fights occur
red, snd onn man of the name of Burcli,
who bad, w ith others, chased an Irish
man from the polls, was in turn beset,
beaten nearly to death, and knocked
senseless by the man he bad been chas
ing. Marshal Kidd, we learn, subse
quently srrested the Irishman.
In the Sixth Ward neveral disgrace
ful scenes occurred, such as six, eight,
or a dozen men pitching into one poor
Irishshmin and driving him from the
In tbe 7th Ward everything sppeired
to go on fairly and quietly, but in the
Eighth it was a one sided matter, none
but yellow ticket chaps having ar.y
chance to get to the polls throughout
tbe day.
There were rumors of a serious diffi
culty at the Oakland precinct, and Mar
shal Kidd dispatched a waggon load of
special police lo establish order, or
bigger mus,
la the seventh Ward four men were
walking along the street when they
were by a crowd, ran off; one of them
taking refuge in a house, corner of
Ninth and Magazine streets. The house
was stoned, a woman hurt, and finally
one or two of them were shot, one eC
lliein dangerously. One of the pursueJ
party was the first to shoot, firing pis
tol at the crowd, who were stoning him
and his companions. Some one came
out from a bouse with a shot gun. and
let drive at the fugitive. The Marshal
subsequently arrested two of them.
The Courier has the following raia.-
Vote of the City.
The election yesterday in this city
was a perfect farce. The Know Noth
ings polled their full vote, mil then
prevented all o'hers from voting, We
have no lime to give details this morn
ing, and must defer until to-morrow all
we have to say.
Threats repeatedly made during yes
terday evening and last night that the
mob would attack our office, created
such a stampede among our printers,,
(many of whom, by the way, are Know
Nothings,) that they could not be indu
ced to work. We are consequently un
able to give all the news we hace col
lected, ibis morning, and jnust throw
ourselves ou the clemency of our rea
The Democrat has the annexed;
Louisville Disgraced.
No respectable man can think of the
scenes of yesterday without shame. We
bad a farce, or rather a tragedy, instead!
of an election A complete system of
terror and blood was established by the
Know Nothing party or faction, The
details are disgusting.
The lawlessness was provided for by
the city authorities, ia allowing but
one voting place in a Ward. The up
per and lower Wards were taken at am
early hour, aud the middle Wanks were;
not exempt.
We have bad no election in any h
merican sense of the word. Our city ia
governed, not by law, but by a set of hi
red scoundrels who obey the secret com
mands nf lawless men. It is not worth
while to try to disguise the character of
this city. There is no law, no police ,
no justice heie. Our poll books speak
not the voice of the people, but the die-
t- la. nf n mnh
We never heard of such scenes, much
less have we seen them anywhere. Nor
have such ever been witnessed in this
country. This sort of proceedings waa
not anticipated. It came fully up to,
all that had been threatened, and sur.
passeci anything anticipated, unscrupu-.
lous as we knew the-secret party to be.
If the election, in Louisville yesterday
is legal, and. is to stand, then the right,
qf suffrsgevin Kentucky if a mockery..'
There is no freedom here, and no law,.
Scouuderlum ia tiiamphaot.
We have found means to subvsrt the.
law of numbers at the polls by violence,
and passed it off as legal. If the exam,
pie of Louisville were generally follow-,
ed, the liberties of this country would.
osenuea, uc biibii near irom jysniuc.
ky, however, in a few days. Perhaps
we shall have good news, when it will,
be necesssrjr (or tha State to take thia
cjtyin hand,ar)d reduce her to obedi'
encs to law,

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