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THE OBEGON ANGUS.
Oria CMjr Malariay, Hay WM
6tjnl fot ifie ijit.
J. It. McKride, Lafayette.
C, A. liKKO, fl'M.
Wm. liAiuiir, JfWi.
II. U. Kavmond, WW Grow.
D. IJavik, Vlonmington.
J. K. MuarilV, liutejieHilenrt.
Alios ILuvv, I'lum Valley.
Kowmix Ainu, Amity.
i. K. l.VLE, .
L. A. Itl'E, Jacksonville.
II. HariIH, Cincinnati.
Jodub S.mu.vo, )Va, C'a.
II. l'KSTo!, '. 60. .
It. A. N. l'mars, UuUtburg,lll.
Tot Deleft to Oonprei,
J. P. GAINES.
far fros. Attorney, Iff Judicial Dist.,
CEN. THOMSON WAKD,
of Marion County.
H7 llavg & Ageut far soliciting
for Advertisement, uJ collecting far Hit nine,
97 Merchant at., Kan f'raiiciwi, C'ul.
Te th relaaer't l Itrrgoa.
Am there I a great ileal of tulfc just now
among puliticiann, nml the p.-ojlo generally
M to the position which Uuv. Guinea and
Cen. Lane occupy upn the question of tlia
right and irivil'gc't of foreigners, a held
by the American party, we have thought it
our duty to make a few candid statements
in refurence to thia matter. We have been
very much paiuod hy the courso tuken of
lute by unprincipled mid wicked men in
trying to convince you that Gen. Lane's
party was friendly to foreigner, whilst Gov,
Gaines, from Lit having received tlio nomi
nation of the American patty, stood in a
Loatile position to all who aro not native
lorn citizen. Now we are honest in our
conviction when wo assort that even lite
Know Nothings ihcmaclvca aro much more
truly your friends thnn Jo Lano or his ad
mirers. If wo are wrong, Dr. McLaughlin,
aud many other fureigncrK, whom we have
heard express themselves, aro equally mis
taken with us.
We, a Americans, come to you like
open, honest, high-minded man, and tell
you that wo honestly conceive it to be our
duty, aa true patriots, and lovers of our
own country, to do somothing to avert the
danger which hangs over us, from the rapid
influx of furuigu paupers and monarchical
emissaries, who are altogether loo haitily
admitted to the rights of suffrage and the
privilege of holding oflices under our gov
ernment. Our viow of the matter is thia, that for
eigners ought to remain here long enough
to become AmtricunlirJ before they are
permitted to tnko a pnrt in the affaire of gov
ernment. How long that shall be, wo have
not decided, but wo ure willing to leave it to
our wisest and bent statesmen to decide.-
Tho idea that wo wish to take away an uf
the rights and privileges of the elective
franchise from any of you, who aro ul ready
naturalized by duo process of law, it entirely
erroneous These rights and privileges,
you are well awiuje, aro secured to you by
our glorious constitution, in thut wiso pro
vision, which no American would ever wish
to disturb, and which forever precludes tho
possibility of any of your right boing wrest
ed from you by ex post facto legislation.
Our cause, when properly understood, reo
onjuiends itself equally to the truly repub
lican and America loing foreigner, and to
the nativo born citizen. For this ro'iion,
our party already embraces thousands uoti
thousands of foreign born oil ictis, w base no
bio independence and truo patriotism have
prompted them to take a stand with us, as
the only truo republican party that now ex
ist, and the only (.oliticul source of hope for
our country's delivoranco from tho plotting
achemesof wily demagogues, aud traitorous
politicians, who would suit their country to
a foreign KWcr for a yearly income of twen
ty nine pieces of silver, if a purse of that
size would insure them their daily bread,
without their boing compelled to tarnish
their kid-covered bauds by grasping the im
plements of honest toil.
We aro the only olitical party , now in ex
iatenee, who vote nJ M .,r)M.,y.,
without being swayed in our conduct by ei
ther the fear or hatred of any cWof men,
whother bom on "Christian or on heathen
irmiitul " V. -..... .... .. I ,
e. ., uul aimjiiui uv motives
which art'eet those whose ignorance and il
liberal sectional feeling induce them to lool
with suspicion upon every man, no matter
how virtuous, intelligent, aud patriotic, who
lapnod to be born in some other section,
aula, or kingdom, thus that in which they
may nave Happened to com into the world
f entertain no more prejudice against a
foreigner, because he it a foreigner, than we
do against a native born citizen. Neither
are w disposed to deny that hundreds aud
duy better qualified to exercise prot-erly the
privilege of the elective rrancwie man wi
ny native U.rn citif us. Those of our for
eign population who are already in the en.
joyment of this privilege will continue to
enjoy it, unmolested by the American party.
Our object i to avert the threatening
storm which all intelligent and houcst men
must see is fast gnlhcriug over us as na
tion, by the rapid influx of foreign outcasts
from tho various European governments,
who, In their ignorance of our political poli
cy, and tho fucility with which ournaturuli.
zatiou laws introduce them into the enjoy
ment of elective privileges, are fast becom
ing a very dangerous balance of political
power, when thrown into the scale with a
minority of-corrupt and unprincipled Amer
You have only to look at the history of
our government for the last ten years, for the
most abundant proof that in all the rcceut
political struggles between the friends of re
form, and wholesome moral conservative
legislation, on the one hand, and licentious,
drunken, liberty-hating native born dema
gogues on the other, tho great mass of new
ly imported foreign votes have, invariably,
been thrown in the scale, where ambitious
politicians have staked their all for the
success of just such principles as aro at war
with the genius of a government, whose
perpetuity rests upon the virtue, patriotism,
and intelligence of our law making power.
The reaion why this is so, it isnot necessary
for us at present to inquire into, any further'
than to state the fuct, that bad men, who
place themselves in the position of political
aspirant, are always ready to make greater
exertions, work with more untiring enerpy,
oxhibit a thousand fold more blustering,
swaggering, protended zeal, for our glorious
liberties, and treat more liberally to strung
drinks, which dethrone, reason and inflame
the passions, than are their more ord-rly
and less animal competitors. Consequent ly
particular pains are always taken by the-e
wicked demagogues to hunt up such newly
imported foreigners, and by every artifice
and strabigem, of treating, coaxing, flatter
ing, and the uso of the most flagrant false
hoods in the representation of tho princi
ples of their opponents, they wheedle the
poor unsuspecting foreigner into tlicir sup
port, under pretences of the purest friend.
ship and most disinterested love, when the
moment their role is secured theso political
wretches: are aa little concerned as to wheth
er they have even food and raiment, as they
are for the swine that wallow in the mire.
We have the most ample proof of every
statement we havo made as to the real love
which demagogues have for foreigners, in
tho history of the treatment which Dr. Mc
Laughlin has received at the bunds of this
samo "clique, which is now trying to hon
ey him and bis friond into a support of
their men mid measures. You have been
ofiou told by these gentlemen ( ! ) that you
ought to support Jo Lane in preferenco to
Gov. Ouities, becauso Gaines was a Know
Nothing, aud consequently an enemy 'to
foreigners, whilst Lano on the other hand,
having denied his connection with that or
der, might bo safely presumed to be a friend
to foreigners. Now, we should like to ask
you, honest reader, if, admitting the truth
of every pretoiidud revelation of the print
pics of tho K. NVa, (every onoof which,
liowovcr, wo pronounce to bo a baso forgery,
and not one of them stating the truth in ref
erence to matters which havo como to thorn
through the two very uncertain channels of
" knot holes" and "perjured men", ) you cm
Hint many or all of those "revelations" any
ground for tho belief that K. N.1 havo any
wisti or lntcntiou to deprive you of any of
your rights, or your property I You must
all answer, No !
Well, that being conceded, you aro com
pelled to jvltint that oven if Gov. Gaines i
a K. N, (which tho very fact that theorem
of the "clique" has charged it upon him, ren
ders it extremely doubtful with many,) he
is certainly more entitled to your support
your friend than Joseph Lano, who now
represents tho false democracy of Oregon.
vt nen wo call it tho Jtihe domoeraey we
have no intention to injure tho feelings of a
single man, who, from want of investign
lion, and an opportunity to understand their
principles, may havo attached himself to this
party, merely on account of the pleasant as.
soei.itions which cluster around the name
thtybaveso unjiu'ly usurped. The term
ilemocracy means something more than the
elevation f an office-seeking few, at the ex
pense of the dearest interests of the groat
ma ol our citizens.
Democracy, iu the tru Son A nf lliul
ter into an investigation of either the uum
beror character of the principle of true de
mocracy. Rut we can tell you something
about the number nd character of the prin
ciplo of Oregon democracy in very few
word, as we havo studied their organ for
rears, as candidly as we could, in order to
ascertain precisely what they meant when
they called so vociferously, upon us all, to
" vote for principle and not for men.
As far as we can ascertain from their own
published productions, and from their ma
neuvering on their political eiieasuoaru,
their creed contains just eiyltt of these pre
ciou jewels. One of them Is coulined to
the body of their party consisting of their
dupes and supporters, whilst the other lev-
en are confined to the head of tho party,
consisting of oflice-seekors and demagogues.
The one principle consists in choosing just
such men for office, no matter bow illiterate
and unprincipled, as aro designated as favor
ites by the wire-working caucus-makors in
some dark corner, where the honest yeo
manrv of the country are seldom invited to
come. The other teven principle held by
the ipoils gentry, are " Five loaves and two
fishes." These all put together muko up
the atn of tho eight principles, which you
are called upon to support instead of sup
porting "men." Now the creuture who is
the embodiment of such a creod of princi
ples in any country or clime may hardly be
jailed a "man," and tho organs, very appro
priately, warn us against gratifying any lit
tle .natural desiro we jnay cherish for voting
for men instead of such principles.
- But what we set out to preve was that
this same party is very hypocritical in their
lato pretensions to a very great love for
foreigners, whilst to prove their zeal in your
behalf, they nre sparing no pains to d).
noiincu the American party, and everybody
who sympathizes with tln in, us also J.
Gaines, who has received our iiuminution as
the best represetita'ive of American prin
ciples and true democracy. Dr. McLaugh
tin, who is well known to be nn Englishman
by birth, an American citizen by adoption,
aud a democrat of the old school, has assured
us time and again that Jo. Lane and
others of his party have, instead of exhibi
ting auy great love to him as a foreigner
nnd a brother democrat, used the most dis
honorable means, such as misrepresentation
and the most palpable falsehoods, in order
to deprive him, not only of his character,
but also of his projxrty. Every Old Ore-
gonian knows that, the representations that
have been made in tho halls of congress con
cerning the Doctor's treatment of the early
settlers of this country, with the express
object of inducing congress to deprive him
of his just rights to the "Island claim" in
Oregon City, were entirely false disgrace
ful to their perpetrators, disgraceful to our
territory, and made with the sole object of
transferring the Doctor's property to tho
pockets of sorao of theso samo gentlemen,
whose bosoms aro now so suddenly bursting
with tho milk of sympathy for foreigners,
that they are almost ready to deny that they
wore themselves born in America, for the
sako of getting tho foreigners' vote, just at
this particular election.
Now, kind renders, is not Dr. McLaugh
lin tu!kinr like a sensible man. when he as
serts that he would a thousaud fold rather
risk a Know Nothing with his character
and property than to risk Jo. Lauo or the
party to which ho belongs ! IIo says that
hi) knows Lane to be a natural Know Noth
ing, and besides, ha thinks that he lacks the
character for truth aud integrity which the
Know Nothings possess, even admitting all
to be true, that their enemies chargo them
with.1 lint te show you tho political hypoc
risy of the men, who aro now so loud in
their protestation of lova for foreigners, we
will quote a few extracts from private letters
written by these samo gentlemen to our first
delegate, and read by him on the floors of
congress, iu order to prejudice American
citizens then against McLaughlin, nnd which
wero afterwards circulated from out) end of
our territory to the other, solely as an ap
peal to tho i;itici; feeling known to
exist among the people, and which it was
desired to arouso against the Doctor aa a
Ono under dato of Oct. 5th, 1850, writes
"I am much gratified to learn that the land hill
pawed the lleuae in tils aliapo it did, reserving the
McLaughlin ciaim. Your course will b sustain
ed. Tlit kifh mindrd American) oj thit country
ttitl iMl(iin a count t fnntkt rtlk A
feeling and American virtue."
"American feeling and American virtue"!!
to rejoice in seeing a man robbed of his
just rights in his property, for the crime of
AnmUr undurdato of Oct. 7th, 1850:
.The food people of Orrjon t4 m y'U biithly
to your faiiufulae- ia their bohalf. ITot thei. sro
. few arietocral thr not pld thiol
hks Amtrieon Independence, aud right! of fre:
It is "American JndrjKtidenct and the
ri'jht of freemen" then, is it, to oppress
foreigners, slaver them all over to get their
vote, and then stab them under the fifth
ribf Oh! Low this K. N.-hating cliq
love tho dear "furrincrs" just about election
Another under dato of Sept. 8, 1830 says:
'All the British in thu country are nowu
ahout your U tter to the housa of itcpreeeaiau
. i ... i. Mnljiii'Milin'a 0 a III. 1
Willi niww " " "
. . .,. i i rri. Mrit.inM infiirm us that a
ei ilium no i"-"r- . .
men and erdueere shall wax worse and wor, do
etiviuir aud beinir deceived."
Then the true Americans iu Oregon who
complained at the injustice done to Mc
Laughlin were all "Uritisu," wero titoy, it
the estimation of these dear lovers of fureig
ncrs I and the ttrhituret aro appealed lo for
the final doom of such miserable tv. t
We have room for ono more extract from
tho nnmerous letters which were received by
our delegate from theso truth lovtujr atia
honorable mon, and which wero published
as having been read during bis spoech In
congress on the 20th December, 1800, VM
which we now have before us.
Tho correspondent writes under d;ttQ cf
August 10, 1850;
'A muni tremendous struircle was made to pre
vent the execution of the Indian. When tho t'r.
r..A ti. In.liMt.a nut, hm Imiiir he aeeuied like a
madman, aworo terribly, cunwd Vt, Whitman,
aaid h got what he deserved, lie."
These same men (if such they may be
calledl who are now believed to be the au
thors of those letters, are tryiug to prejudice
the foreign voters against Gov. tiaines,
from the fact that he is the choice of tho
American party, a party which they repre
cut being inimical to foreigners. All
ne have to any to the men to whom such
representation aro being made is, that if
vou ever find the American puny as far-e
treacherous, and perfidious to your iutcrests
as tho Oregon Oligarchy has been, wo ahull
evermore be ashamed of tho American
Lanes Opinion of (ialacs la 151.
We clip the following from the Spectator
of May 8. 1851, which serves to show the
light in which Gov, Gaines was viewed at
the time of this early dato by Joseph Lane.
There aro many living witnesses to the fuct,
that Mr. Lane spoke in the highest terms,
of tho character of Gov. Gaines as a brave
soldier, a rotitleman. and an honest, bizh-
minded man, nnd one whoso appointment
as Governor of Oregon, was creditable to tho
Administration from which he received his
"General Lano. in hia iiieeeh on Thursduv last.
paid a great compliment to tho present Governor,
llis Excellency, J. r. dames, lie says he knows
no Whig he would sooner see Occupying the
Gubernatorial chair; and that in hia appointment
the Government has acted discreetly. He save
he knows Gov. Gaines personally and favorably,
and endorses his appointment entire, barring his
Tho Mall from the mates
Has arrived. Nothing very important from the
war in Europe. The 1'eace Conference had
agreed upon two of the four points, as a basis for
peace, but were at loggerheads upon the third,
which proposes to reduce the Russian fleet in the
Dlttck Sea. Want of room compels us to defer
particulars until next week.
Mr. Spuuliling writes that the last Argus did
net arrive with the mail. Not our fault. We in
rariahly mail etery issue to all of our subscribers
in due time for the first mails that leave this city.
Wo know from experience the sad vexatiuu of
having our mails miscarry, through the negligence
or ignorance of P. MY You must wait on 'till we
get an administration which will attend to all these
Mr McKune is informed that his name was sent
to us as McKwen, and we havo always sent his
papers heretofore, to South Yamhill, to the addresa
as neat to us. We have now made tho correction,
aud ill all send as requested.
brin; a freijm r ! ! 'When K. N.
om, convey te the mind adUtinct an,lltl.i in, .., th. i;.,i.,..:......rr - -i-: . .
vivid idea of certain principles. U.e you ,ho. , -the ,-ide !!," .., 1M ,v Kir
aarnv al.vniv.k.l ...... ! . .1 . is I 1
.... , waroiiiihiy hlll. ; .. . ,
estty uito Hie character of thco i.rineii l.-
By the published proceedings of lha Clackamas
County Temperance cnawnu'nn, which appeared
in our paper lust week, Mr. Hutch wua represented
as having declined running. Thia was a mistake
made in the worJiug of the secretary a report, and
we now state that Mr. Hatch and Mr. Matloek,
ara both candidates for the legislature, and both
just such men aa w should be pleased to see elec
ted by a heavy majority.
Our relatloBs wltkSpala.
The eastern pnpvre are full of talk about Cuba.
Th administration has sent a number of armed
vessels to hover around Cuba, but what ia the
object of their visit has not been revealed.
Kiikmaii." "Clura," and Mr. Spaulding, all
e mu- lo hniid too late for ihia week You shall be
America TU Wei lor Vatal. WMiy.
HiLLsiioBOfou, May 22, 1855.
Ma, V. L. Adams,
' Editor of the Oregon Aryut:
Pear Sib : A ticcrctury of conven
tion of dclctrate. I am authorized and re-
nuctcd to furnish you for publication tho
'American Ticket" for Washington county,
with the request that you will wk other
pa)er in the territory to publish it. Your
paper was selected on account ui it
ive circulation, and its conservative char-
actor, aud its ndvocasy of principles not
identified with cither whig or democratic
parties. The Ticket is composed of men
who have heretofore acted a whig and
democrat and Is family divided, but they
arc not members ot mo American pany.
R. S. CALDWELL.
American Tidet for Washington County
IMegute to Congress Julio P. Gaiues.
Proa. Attoticy.Sd l)it lA. Mnrtiuam,
For Councilman L. Limerick.
Joint Representative T. S. Trcvctt.
Representative II. . . Johnson.
" Co. Com. 1st dis'. Horace Lindsay,
ii jd "Edward Darton.
County Treasurer John Ikrtt.
' Surveyor William Geiger, Jr.
Assessor Kobcrt Wulker.
Sup't of Schools E. P. Shattuck.
The ty Jati,
For the ArguSi
Editor Argi's: "Seta rogue to watch
a rogue" ia u old adage which is not with
out meaning 5 and surely oue v reiuiu'U a
of it by the cxpeu-tve farce that has lately
been eiiactiun at out Cotin' V jail. The pub
lic are U giuiug to, bo dgu.-led with the
trifling, which has there been goiug on aud
if the mistake ho been that Us guardians
have beeu'rooAom-sf, wo witl lift up both
hands for a good rogue tot watch our pris
oners. Seriously, however, thU a r".v.:er hut
calls loudly f,r rebuke iu some 1 i r
Thill our Unfted jail, which a to Lea
terror to crimnuts. has. three times been
broken, in as many weeks, is not accidcut ;
it is crimtiiil neghct, or total wuttta of capa
city 'on the part of its gimrduus. Let those
who aro responsible) auswe-r tatho public.
Where does tho blame testi I it. with
County Commissioners, Sheriu deputy,
Surely somebody is responsible. It a negro-
can pick a lock on the outside of th cell in
which he is incarcerated, then, thoso weft
aro ahout of equal value with a rope of saud,
and wo respectfully suggest that we lave
mechanics who can, ami will if cmprojrad.
Hud locks nnd put them where they will
not bo so easily reached. j
It is time this child's piny ceased. It fct
no small matter, to let looso murderers on
community. It is nn small tax to pay re
wards, traveling fee9, hand bills, repair, 4c.J
aud if those who aro paid for it will do their
duty we shall havo an end of this mockery
of justice. COMMON SENSE.
Who wants to Bay (seven Unndred Uogs 1
Have the fathers of our great and flourish
ing city any jurisdiction over swine f If so
we would mosHiumbly suggest tho pro
priety of passing some sort of an ordnance
for protecting our citizens from the ravages
of these hungry and ravenous grunters.
which are increasing at a fearful rato among
us. Those who, like ourself, are unprotec
ted by gates and fcuces, are in constaut
danger of having our whole kitchen par
aphernalia, dish-cloths and all devoured, by
theso miserable pests. The fact is, wo are
constantly in dunger of having our babies
rooted out of their cradles, and devoured
before the eyes of their mother. AVe had
better either give up all other pursuits, and
turn in to "raising hogs" in this city, for a
livelihood, or put the swine where they
wou't interfere quite so much with our
present avocations. We would suggest that
our city jail be convcrted'into a hog-pouud,
but we fear it would nt hold 1 hem.
Rhode Island Election.
The K. N.' have elected 28 out of 31 Senators.
ana au ine members or the huA but 2 Thev
-j .1. . , ... ...
aiso cameo ino election 01 uieir congressional on.
didates by an overwhelming majority.
in coniramauiiclion with the b.M.-.tl ,rici.
pic of the party ia Oregon which U now
courting your favor! If you never have
you will find that a very w ids difference ex
ist ltwcn the principles of true democra-
... m.A !... r .1 . .
1 a ti.i-v t'o.
Another under date 1 f Sept. Si, IS.'iO :
'!! me amir yon that the old floctor ia jiali
Ilia Jnuil 1 Jiou.d like to hold up to the indigna-1
" Americans uinwgtiout In Luioo. ,
lVwcribing a man for his religion, eh t
Robbing him of his property, plunging a
dagger into his character, and then appeal
ing to the Amcrkan feeling to justify such
atrocities ! '
l ailtorala Market.
The provision mnrkete eni to have considera
bly imprvred s ne'e uiir li.n ail irra a II.. rr
to bo a greater amount uf sain being u.ade a.lho
price still range low. j
Wa qoot Bour at t0s$13 pr bbl. Oat TOc. i
t3TIn Rhode Island at the late election, out of
i-i.vw vweerast in the state over 10,000 of them
wart l the Know Nothing ticket.
The Kansas Election
Came off on the 29th March. Th nr,lr.i.
candidate for the legislation wero all elected.
The Mimourianawent over in vaat armies of from
ou 10 auu in a gang, hauling camion, and wagons
loaded with wliuiey. They camped in the
various precinct and on the morning of the election
took poascaaion of the poll, yell.ng d .arousing
hks maniacs, and by a flourish of pistols bowie
knive, and bludgfona intimidated many of those
who were oppose,! to the admin-ion 0 "aiavery into
k'aniiiii sv. ik t !.. 11 . .
,, . uu, . ,, p:m , tj,.,J4Trry
Vnteawa. cast. Some of IhotM ho persisted :fl
their rights of voiing were shamefullv maltreated
ahot al, and driven from the polk ln same
prrcincta where there was a ,trnir anti-alaverv
majority of residents, the result of the balloting,
gave more than 3 to 1 in f.vor of aluverv The
eduorofihe Kansaa Free Mate, wa ducked in
ll.e river, and o:henwe maltreat, d The Ram-as
r.oiKeraauM it slave-h..Wing fr ei-dk. lh.it the
niau.r ik.o- md, that Kaiwi ire lo he a
Siave tiMr,: 11 1 urgeaaiave-boldrn-to' bringuloi g
their slave pruper.y nt once."
Til Sew ork LeglsUtnrc
itJjourned un the Hth Jpril,' having passed
about 500 acta, during the scsaian.
Political Aspect f Marlon.
Salem, May 20, 1858.
Mh. Editor: Marion County ha been
always considered strong hold of Democ
racy, anil iiieiecu no man can uunv me strong
1 eniucrulio preponderance that exist
among us but those who have confidently
counted upon tho support of the peoplo for
tho ofiico-holding clan who now disgrace ui,
need count no longer. It is not a downfall
of democratic principles we aro to see, but
an uprising of tho people, regardlc of par
tics, to clear ourcouniy of tho opprobrium
brought upon us by tho " Salem clique.'1
The excitement increase, aud will in
crease until election ; it fairly exceed be
lief. The town of Salem was never so
thronged as lust Friday to hear the speaking,
from candidates. Mr. (trover led off, and
the only remarkable item of hi speech was
au attempt to prove Mr. Jacobs a drinking'
man in tho mines, and witnesses were
brought on both sides. The result was
Grovt-r abandoned the attempt. One wit
ness was a young democrat who testified to
Mr. Jacobs character in the mines, and sha
king his fist nt (., called him a d d liar.
Vou see to what dishonorable means the
cluu have to resort. The excitement final
ly cooled off somewhat, and the spent; in
Iiroceeded. How- Jacobs answered, and
iow "old man Denny " waked the crowd
with his dry jokes, I nave not time to tell.
That samo old 1 cnny, however, is a trump,
tho ace of clubs on Durlitunwiu. The Irish
man, Geo. K. Shiul, forced himself upon the
people, attempting to occupy so much time
as to prevent Gov. Gaiues from beiug heard.
I'ut is great on K. N.'s; his time ia usual
ly occupied in reading clippings from new.
iifinAN pniippi-ninrr them, tint to-duv be had
-- - - -
a genuine erjwt having, as ho claimed, a
copy of their constitution, ritual, &c. Af
ter reading oil all his other items, he produ
ced thia document with a great llourih aud
much ado. IIo read what bo called an ob
ligation to lie. Now tho Stutesmau, and
I'at, and all tho long-homed tribe, have
made this, a great bugaboo, whereas Shicl
ou I y read as follows ; " 1 solemnly prouiiso
aud swear never to reveal the secrets of this
society, or the narno of this society, to any
pcrs'iu in the kuown. world, unless to a broth
er in rood landing,' How could a secret
society demand (ess, Mr. Editor lie al-o
rend ou to t-liow. iheir name "In cotnnrnm
with our-.! (triyou know nothing" hete b
sli;-' .l HI (I '. ij up in-, eves UbtH tint
h:.-iMiitiji-t'dnfu.y with his red eye
brows. The ciowJ c.ill'd lur the nt of il.-.
sentence, and In- "- i t on -":i!i! I t it
your htcru result e !hnm,'h v, k' .v.
nothing that shall ul all i-iitil,:-t vjih ilH.
high and exult- d duth s : u ' vhr Cnj,
yout t-ouutry, UUI joins, lee- ro ''1, 1-
gitliis the pleservalion of Alliet;c:.ii liber' ."
vv hilst luia w as being read. Sam was liuth-
eritig in, and snmo one culled ktthrre cheers
for that, boys; aud such cheers t Shiil
hardly understood it at litst, and apbeared
pleased ho wasn't used t the like but as;
he reaif on. he an hut corporal a suarii
found out who, were cheering, audi what for,
aud ajv the applause was- too overpowering
ho couctuded to try some less exciting lofic,
but the applause- wu wuutiugs Stifell an
nounces on the French Prairie that fie. wilt
addrets hit fellow-citizen in the- Frtiici,
tanguage Surety ft iito& "Sajn,"' was
around when American citizens" ? ) i.edl
ia Detaugbt deuiocracy in rrench, X n.o-
lic-a tnat Btr. SsDiel found no religious proc
scriptioatoi deoouueo in this last expose.
IVtiii a lt,.,. i.h b..;.
lion correspond better sometimes this
and sometime that and sometimes, "ia
truth, 'tis very like whale.1
Lauo- ami! Oov. boinea foltowcd. Jus(
before ihe hitter spoke, a tail, six foot spect
men made the following speech : "(icuts,
I am the maa who. two-years since, carried
tho Durham Bull about your town. ' I have
repudiated the critter, aud now scud m the-
right mau's tuima three cheers for him t1
So saying, Mont pulled a rope iu his htuidV
and ui) went the A mericaa flag and the nam
of " John P.Oaikes,' and three cheers re
sounded, that 44 made the welkin ring.1 1
cannot tell you how Gaines handled Lane ;
near mm y ou rselt. 1 he crowd stood two tc
one against Lane, and whilst we cheered
with hundreds of voices, the friend of Lane.
and Durhaniism could never raise half a
shout. It's all right. Marion County is,
uu riyiu, aim sq is . "S3AIVl' .
AVe have taken the liberty, 'Sam," of
inserting your gmphic description of the Sa
lem "speechifying," minus a couple of qual. :
ifying itdjectives, which were applied to the
K. N. crusader. We think it quite strong
enough to represent the true characters and
principles of such individuoh, without calt
ing them nicknames, or imitating our op
ponents by the use of such opprobrious ep
ithets as "Red Top." Even Michael, when;
contending with the Devil, ia said to have
abjured a "railing accusation." If it wa
improper to apply an opprobrious epithet tc
our adversary, the Devil, we certainly aro
not justified in applying it to any of, bis'
As to your difficulty about the necessity
of delivering "democracy in French," we .
thiuk it entirely appropriate that a society of
men who deliver their theology in Latin
and French should also tinbunhen them-
selves of their politics in the same harmo
nious and beautiful languages. In fact, ,,
nine-tenths of their gaping admirers would
retire from these French and Latin political
roatrums, just as much enlightened as to the
cenius of our government, and their duties
84 citizens, as if their ears had been tickled
for a loti!r hour in English hy one of these
political d. miignjrurs.
tyThe Heb ewa of Cinci: n iti :i voted the
Know Nothing ticket n lha city ai the late ,.e
tioa. So ays the Commercial, of that city.