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JUmocrat anb jjftnfinfl.
M. IIAsj.M, Editor & IubIlsSier.
" WEMESDAY KAY 31. 18ES.
tOlTT Ct31MI TTI'E.
T. S. SOON, Chairman,
George Delauy, J. S Mantis, George C.
K. Zahm, Teter Huber, Philip Miller, John
K. McKenaie, Jieph Belie, .To!m Durbin,
David Farner, Henry Friedthoof, John
Stough, Elisha Pluminer. Lewis Kodgers,
George Gurley, John MeDertnit, tsinion
Duomyer, V. A. Krise, Tin s. F. McGoiigh.
Jacob Fro?:'. riser, J. F. Gaulen, John Ham
HtMR, V. O'Friel, Michael D .I.lin, Wm. C,
Diver, John White, Henry Topper. Nicl.o
las Caiman, M. J. Plott, J. W. Condon.
Daniel Confair, Wm. MeC'ot-key. Daniel II
Donnelly, Anthony Long, John Marsh,
C7 The Democratic Senatorial Con
ference will meet in Indiana, on the 7th
of June next, for the purjose of electing
a delegate to represent the District in the
approachirg State Convention. The Con
ferees from this County are II Scanlan,
S. 1$. M'Cormick and 1 J. Christe.
The Democrat and Scuiincl.
Oar last issue of May the 3th, closed
up our year, and on account of sickness
of our hands it became inevitable for us
to suspend the publication up to the pre
eent time, that is three issues were want
ing of the paper. Of course the subscri
bers will lose nothing by it, as they wiil
get their full time. The paper will be
vigorously carried on hereafter, as we hope
it will not be so difficult to get hand, and
material will get a little lower. We know
it is annoying to subscribers to be disap
pointed of their paper, but it is still more
annoying to the publisher who has done
everything in his power to give them their
paper regularly and unable to accomplish
it. We need not tell our readers that hist
year was a hard year to get work done,
they know that as well as we cau tell
them, whether they be farmers, merchants
or manufacturers. During these three
T. f r , .
wccb-a oi suspension we tiave uecii otten
asked is the " Democrat and Scntmer
dead ? We invariably answered no. They
might as well expect that the government
of the United States would die, because
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, as
that the old Democratic oran of Cambria
county, composed of one thousand of a
majority of as true Democrats as ever
lived, would on account of missing a few
numbers of the paper at the end of a year,
would die. Particularly when there is
"nobody hurt." It will rise like the
Phoenix from its ashes, the brighter from
While human nature exists, the Demo
cratic doctrine 'will survive. It is like,
' Truth crushed to earth shall rh-e again,
The eternal years of God are hers,
While error wounded, writhes in pain,
And dies amid her worshippers.".
But the Democratic party must not bo
careless nor apathetic Thomas Jeffer
son, the great apostle of the Democratic
purty said eternal vigilance wa the price
of liberty. The party must sustain the
paper that sustains them and their princi
ples. They will be expected to pay us
last years subscription, advertising and
jobwork, and next week will afford them
a fine opportunity.
Very Deity Lakckny. The row of
offices occupied by Messrs. Kittell, John
ston & Oatman, Dr. Gardner and Ileede,
have been tastefully put in mourning since
death of the President. About midnight
on the Cth inst, two very tall Abolition
"boys" attempted to steal the drapery.
They succeeded in tearing it loose one
Lalf the length of the building, and man
aged to cut orl about three yards of the'
mourning w hich was all they got for their
pains. The larceny would have been
complete in a few moments, but the thieves
were surprised and toddled off in double
A Sri.ENr,iD Oltht. President John
son was presented by some of the citi
zens of New York with a magnificent
coach, span of horses, blanket &c. He
respectfully declined to accept the present.
Said he had always held it to be a duty
for those who held high office and stations
to decline the receipt of presents.
He was right.
We have no taste nor talent for news
paper controversy, and would much rath
er plod along our own way ; than to en
gage in those idle bickerings with our
neighbors, which only foment bad blood,
and do not satisfy our subscribers, who
pay us for something more useful as in
formation, and more fitting for the domes
tic fireside. We trust, however, that
our readers will pardon us for once refer
ring to the Alleghanian.
That paper, in its issue of the 4th inst.,
has two articles to which we propose
giving a few moments attention. One of j
these articles is headed " Cheap Loyalty''
the other is " Uejoicings over the assas
sination of President Lincoln." The gen
eral purpose of the former of these articles
is to abuse Democrats for mourning the
assassination of the President ; the hitter
to abuse Democrats for rejoicing over the '
same occurrence !
The Alleghanian insists upon a monopo-
ly of mourning for himself and his Aboli- i and again burst through thv scorched and
tion friends ; and is like the little boy at artificial skin formed by tlii solution,
his fathers funeral who quarreled with j Meanwhile many remedies were employed
another boy for crying about, Ids father. ; without any apparent benefit. For fif
We differed from President Lincoln just j teen days and nights he was constantly
as much as he differed from Jefferson and j held by his parents to keep him from
Jackson ; and we expressed those differ- j tearing open with his hands the corrupt
ences freely and fearlessly. But when he i mass which covered his face,
fell by the hands of an assassin when Everything having failed, we were in
the President was no more every Demo- i duced by the high recommendations of
crat, every right thinking man, felt that j Aylk's Saksai'ahiu.a for the cure of
it was an awful visitation upon our coun- Scrofulous disease, to give it a trial. In
try: Especially did Democrats feel the j his treatise on Scrofula, Dr. Ayor dire; ts
blow ; for an addition to the personal ; a inild solution of Iodide of Potash to be
amiability of the deceased Chief Magis- j u.-nal as a wash while taLing the Sarsnpa
trate which should have arrested the hand ' riila, and it was faithfully applied,
of the assassin, they, feel that his last Before one bottle of Sarsaparilla had
acts were all directed to a speedy and been given the sore had lost much of its
bloodless reconciliation and reunion of the ' virulence and commenced to heal. An
States ; and for which the radicals of his other bottle effected an entire cure, and
own party had already commenced abu- the general prediction that the child must
But Democrats mourned more than
this in the death of the President. In j face is left without a scar, as smooth as
that sad event they saw another triumph j anybody's. It is unnecessary for me to
of that " Higher Law" principle which ' state in how high esteem we hold Arm's
has been preached by Abolitionists for ! caksapakilla.
the last two year, which caused the mur- i
der of unoffending and loyal Virginians a j ,Icrace Greely on Hie YanUee.
few years ago, and which culminates in ! Although Horace would be considered
the brutal murder of a President. And ; l'e asl editor in the United Suites to
with every true Democrat, and every I tPC:tli disparagingly of the people of Yau
good citizen the names of John Brown j keedom, without compelled to do so by
and J. Wilkes Booth should have a com- j S(JU1C respect for truth. Yet, in the f'ol
mon immortality of infamy. j lowing remarks of his issue oi the 2 -lib of
But whatever opinions we had of the ; il)'t with admirable truth and exactness
political or personal character of Presi- ! ne describes their character, when they
dent Lincoln we were willing thev should oet iX no f f'c neoro.
be buried with his remains, and we tin
cciely joined with our fellow citizens in
the general mourning.
But the Alleghani'iii has so little sense
of propriety, 5o little regard for the dis
tinguished dead ; that it goes to the
trouble to exhume from the grave of the
last political campaign the harshest things the human race, and, along with these,
we had ever said of the late President, j some of the cry meanest beings that
thus giving them renewed currency. j eyer stood on two legs cunning, rapa-
vv- -..ti i . , . i ;iuu"S hypocritical, ever ready to skin a
.We pity the hyena-hearted man who llmt wilh a borrowetl kni,- aml Inakt.
would thus parade to the world the ante j (for others) a soup of the peelings. This
mortem opinions cf the opponents of the class soon become too well known at
late President no paper m the State has ' llon,c " run out" 113 tho phrase is
done so, savethe.iWart; andasit : why binder all over the earth,
, . ii, . """'ling and swindling, to the mitirv and
claims a monopoly of the mourning, so i s!iauus of the tfiat bore miil
let it have a monopoly of this infamy. 4 casl them out. Now let it be generally
presumed by the ignorant blacks of the
44 Our Xatlve C'uuuly." j South that a Y'ankee, Ucause a Yankee,
In the slanderous article against the ' is ,,ccefcSJU their friend, and this unclean
people of Lowtto, published In a late ! CV"f th 'Jth Ilk
A , ... . . . , I ousts, slartmj sohtjols and iircner-nttrttmis.
Aileyhaman atlects to regret it, because ,t I at er.ry crossroads, yetting hold of alan
casts a " lasting stigma and shame upon i dotted and conjUcutetl jdantatioiis and hiring
a portion of our native county." Now, i borers right and let, cutting timber here,
we are utterly at a loss to know what por- I fry i"? out tar aIld turpentine there, and
tion of Waldo or Androscoggin, or lnob-! ,7;, Cr,'' nt;0tt0n' ,ri,ce nd M8ar.
, , f . which they will have sold at the earliest
scot, or Ivennebeck, or Aroostook, or j day and- i-un away with the proceeds,
Chipmunk, counties in the State of Maine i leaving the negroes in rags and foodless'
would be shamed and stigmatized by the wi,tl wintPr just coming on. "Trust thy-
act aforesaid ; for surely the editor of the ! SClf'' -h tirst T,Xim l im'P"scd
... j on the ignorant blacks; take no man's
Alleghatnan don't want us to believe that , lVir words as substantial 'wrilu . . Z
hit t a n tintn-n V fV.--.! a. I
" " ui vauioiui coumy. j
Nor can even the ;i&wr of the Alle
ghunian Ehoulder the article in question,
for he is no more a native of Cambria
county, (though a native in principle,) than
Yet certainly the writer refers to Cam
bria as his native county ; and thus it is
too plain for doubt that some other person
than the editor, or even the publisher of
the Alfcghanian, was the author of the-vile
article we refer to. "
It is no more than common charity,
then, to relieve the editor and the pub
lisher both from the charge of writing the
slander aforesaid ; and only regret that
they are willing to prostitute their columns
to those who would not only slander their
"native county," but their native village.
C3- Harvey Sickler, Esq., the able edi
tor of the Tunkliannock Pa." Democrat,
publishes the following in his issue of 30th
October, 18G1 :
" We deem it due to Messrs. J. C.
Aver & Co., and the public, to make
known our experience with the use of
their Ext. Saksaiwkiu-A in our family,
by stating the circumstances under which
it was taken and its effects.
When our only child, now in his third
year, was about eight months old, a sore
appeared first in small pimples on his
forehead over his nose. These rapidly
increased and unitin" formed a lothesome,
virulent, sore, which finally spread over
his forehead and face, not even excepting
his eyelids, which became so swollen that
his eyes werc-elo-ed. We caMcd a skil
ful physician, who administered the usu
ally prescribed remedies. A solution of
nitrate of silver was applied until the mass
of corruption which coveted his entire
face turned jet black. The sore again
was contradicted. His eyelashes
which came out. crew auain. an 1 his
' e hear that many of th blacks, tho
roi:j.hly distiustiug tl.cirold masur, pi ace
ail confidence in the Yankees who i:at
recently come among them, and wiil vo:u
lor these on almost any terms. We. re-
gret this ; for, while many of these Yan-
kees wiil juriily that confidence, other.-,
. will gros-.-Iy abuse it. Isew England
' produces inativ of the. 1
. t - . '
sist on rjcing paid as you go.'
Died On Saturday the 13th instant,
at St. Francis Academy, Loretto, in this
county, Matthew G. M'Donald, son of
General Joseph and Frances M'Donald of
Ebensburg, aged 14 years 10 months and
23 days. Deceased was a noble specimen
of the mountain boys, manly and polite
and endeared to every person w ho knew
him. We sincerely sympathise with his
Fike. The dwelling house of the late
John Noel dee'd of Washington township
in this county was consumed by fire on
last Saturday. The fire we understood
originated from a 6tove pipe. Few of the
articles of furniture in the house were
Camp Hakkek, Tenn.
May 20, 18C5
Editor Democrat and Si;n-:ki.
Some of the boys receive letters almost'
daily inquiring us to the condition of our
sick. Feeling that it would be an item
of interest to many, if not all of your
readers, I will drop a few lines concerning
the sick of our company from Ebensburg
and vicinity. First on the list conies
our good natured friend George Gurley,
who has been in the hospital for t lie past
month, we are happy to say that Geore
is almost as well as ever, and will soon be
permitted to return home or join his com
pany. Next comes II. H. Smger, who
has been off duty since our review on the
10th instant, having ruptured himself on
the march ; he also is doing well, and
will soon join his friends at home. Phil
Dolan had been pulled down by diarrhea,
but he is mending very fast and tvill soon
be right again. David H. Evans, has
also been troubled with the same com
plaint, but is much better. John Kant;
was taken down very suddenly and sent
to the hospital, but I am glad to chronicle
the fact that John is able to le about and
among us again. Thomas Parri.-h had
been poorly buL is well again. These are
the -name? of ail from your vicinity and
hey are doing "well. Our present camp
is a delightful situation for health and
recreation. Your friend, S.
Is Camp o Mu.ks i ku.m Nashviixi:,)
Tennessee, May 2d. lbGo. f
EdIToK Dk.MOCKAT & Sh-M1NH
Once more I assume the scribblers art,
and feel like giving your readers a few
words concerning the 44 military " in our
departmcnt. Since my last, we have
fallen back about three hundred miles,
and are now encamped in a Ix;autiful
grove about five miles west of Nashville,
The boys are very well pleased with the
change, as it brings us nearer our base of
supplies, and being so much nearer home,
letters and papers arrive sooner, which in
our estimation 44 is a big thing." In this
public manner permit me to say, that
letters and papers from home, are always
welcome messengers. We have very
comfortable quarters, and generally' good
health prevails. It might be of interest
for many to know the reason why, the
men have not received their local bounty.
It is simply this : when we enlisted the
money was paid into the LT. S. Bank, to
be- paid to our order, on arriving at the
regiment ; or as soon after as the pav:
master received checks from the Colonel,
showing that the men had arrived, these
checks were sent on, and at the same
time each man was given a cheek to send
to the person he wished to draw his mon
ey, on presenting which it was to be paid
j over ; but when last heard from, the
j checks lrom the regiment had not reach -j
ed their destination, coiiscipiently the
niu'r.ey is not pain ; but others have
b i ii sent on, and they can soon get the
'Kii'V It is safe enough, but a liule
long coming. Where we will go next is
rtain, some say we are homeward
b. i!id, others, that 4 Little Uoek," Ar
kansaw is the place, anil still another
party aver that we ar going to Texas,
hut l.'ncle Sam, has a say so and at .:
command we'll go this, that or the other
way. In the midst of our rejoicing ov er
recent victories, we lauiert and mourn the
loss of the President, it is our praver that
his successor may prove himself equal to
the great responsibilities so suddenly
brought upon him, in order that peace and
unity may- speedily be ours as a nation.
I" or the present, cood bye S.
Washington, May 27. The following
j order has just been issued by the War
j Department :
1 hat in all cases of military sentences
by military tribunals during the war, the
sentence be remitted aiid the prisoners be
I he Adjutant General will issue imme
diately the necessary instructions to carry
this order into effect.
By order cf the President.
E. M. Stanton,
Secretary of War.
Chicago. May 29. The Tribune has
a special dispatch from New Orleans dated
the iGth ins-t., which says the Ordnance
Uepot and Magazine, at Mobile, exploded
at two o'clock yesterday. The shock was
terrific, and the whole city was shaken to
its foundation, eight squares of buildings
were destroyed, five hundred persons were
n ,UAe ru,nS- Tlie luss is estimated
at 5-8,000,000. The origin of the explo
sion has not yet been ascertained.
The bodv of Booth ti, ocCCCI;
according to theN. Y. A m-a pretty good
authority on this subject was placed at
the disposal of his relatives, and by them
removed north" north of New York,"
the A eics sayswhere it was 8CtTetlv in
terrcd, no stone marking the murderer's
ast resting place, and the secret of the
locality being so carefully guarded as to
render it inviolate to all future aces. We
judge this to be as probable, and it is cer
tainly far more according to the humane
spirit of the age, than the disposition
made of the senseless lumnof clav. bv the
! correspondents at Washington, of 'the New
, 1 ork journals.
Union meetings arc being held in
The grand jury at Washington have
found a bill of indictment for treason
against Jefferson Davis, who will shortly
be conveyed to Washington for trial on
that charge. Ex-Governor Letcher, of
Virginia, has been committed to the Old
Capitol priscn. James A. Seddon, late
Confederate Secretary of War ; H. M. T.
Hunter, and Judge Campbell have been
arrested. It was reported in Kichmond
on Wednesday that Gen. Lee would also
be placed under arrest.
The cont'd eiiee of Colonel Sprague with
Kirby Smith, in Texas, for a surrender of
the latter, lias accomplished nothing, ow
ing to a difficulty on account of two Mis
souri generals, who desired an amnesty.
An engagement lias taken place near
Brownsville, between the Federals under
General Slaughter and a force ot the ene
my. The Federal loss was seventy-two,
that of the enemy is reported at foity
killed. . '
The reviews are not ended. On Thurs
day Gen. Hancock's veteran corps, num
bering eight thousand, was reviewed in
camp live miles from Washington. Gen
Wright's Sixth corps, encamped near
.Richmond, is expected to reach Washing
ton, to be reviewed, on Monday next.
Advices from Mat irnoras, Mexico, to
the -1th, say the Imperialists still held that
pla'ce, nnd the Liberals were retreating
from the front of it. The Liberals hold
! Monterey and Camanio.
Tlie Navy Department ha3 received in
formation of an exedition up the lioan
oke river, by which three steamers, "and a
quantity of stores and cotton, belonging
to the enemy were captured.
The trial of Henderson, late Navy
Agent in New York, has ended. The
jury have returned a veidiet ot not guilty.
A tornado passed over a portion of
Kansas and Southern Missouri ou Wed
nesday, doing considerable damage.
Governor Curtin will fill up the vacan
cies by promotion in Pennsylvania troops
before they are mustered out.
The army of Tennessee will be kept up
to its full number. It will be sent to tlie
Mexican advices state that when the
Liberals captured Monterey, they ma le a
levy of 1 U0,00 in specie on tlie inhabi
tants. A party of guerrillas had attempt
ed to carry oil' the Empress from the city
The Mississippi Legislature met on the
20th, and instructed Governor Clarke to
appoint commissioners to Washington to
consult President Johnson in relation to a
return of the State into the Union.
An order of the War Department di
rects the release of all persons imprisoned
by sentence of military tribunals durimr
The Confederate G ner.il Edward
Johnson has been brought to Washington
from Fort Warren, as a witness for the
defense, in the trial fur assassination
The President of Peru has presented to
President Johnson a gold med.d, com
memorative of the S uth American Inter
The PosleSlice Department lias con
tracted for the daily conveyance of iniis
between Lincoln, California, and Port
land, in Oregon, for ;:'22o,H; a vear.
A loan was gnrroted mid roll ed in a
bar.iiog-house in New York on Saturday
night The house was full of boarders at
Lieutenant Ilollis, commanding a de
tachment of the Second Florida cavalrv,
captured a boat containing eight persons,
off Bay Port, Florida. The party cap
tured were trying to escape to Havana.
The report that Jefferson Davis was
manacled is not true. A guard is con
stantly in his cell, hut his movements
within the room where he is confined are
General Kussey has op n, d negotia
tions with tlie Confederates in Arkansas
for a surrender of the latter.
Manager Ford, of Baltimore, has been
reieaed from the Old Caj.liol prison.
John S. Clark, the brother-in-law of
Booth, has also been released.
On the 18th an attempt was made to
assassinate General Dua!l, at Staunton,
The guerrillas have abandoned Lou
doua and Fairfax counties, Virginia.
By a fire near Carlisle, in this State, on
Thursday night, seven children were burn
ed to death. Age.
Ci5 The Cincinnati dactte has a dis
patch from Nashville which says : A
bill was introduced into the Senate yes
terday requiring lawyers, doctors, and
ministers of the Gospel, and all per
sons elected officers under tlie laws of the
State, to take the oath that they have in
no way aided or encouraged the enemies
of the United States, before they can
practice or hold office. The Cumberland
river is very high and overflow-in".
Work is progressing on the Atlanta ltail
road. Guerrilla parties in the vicinity
of Atlanta have almost entirely disap
peared. General Hobson, of Kentucky,
has refused to receive the surrender of
Champ Ferguson and other notorious
guerrillas, and notified them to leave his
C3" Jeff Davis will not be tried imme
diately by the Supreme Court of the Dis
trict of Columbia, in which the indict
ment was found last week. There are
good reasons why his trial should not
take place at present in this court.
Infidelity and Cattiuiicmu.
The Old School General Assembly 0f
the Presbyterian Church, now in
at Pittsburgh, Pa., are enhvii.j,,.,
usually uninteresting proceedings v
little variety in the way of son,c c.,iirt,
ous attention to the lioinaa Cati ",
Church, as well as the slavery i i -;;
In regard to the latter, the General
sembly, recognizing and njoieing 1:i ,
providence that ha given civil iiU-.-tv tj
nearly four millions of the enslaved ...
can race, 41 declares it to be the
the I'l esby teliau Church, as p;,;r'; ;.'
philantiirophists, and Christians, i0 .?
tend to their spiritual welfare at i
In regard to infidelity j
were read :
tl:e Io.lowmg lVsoiuiij.
IL:;otved, That the rrrde-spreud
ence of infidelity, in its varied p:i;:
bold Atheism and rationalistic !,.' ,
wnicn is now putting lortli reuonii.l o
orgies lor its dissemination thrui:
every section of our land, ca!N f.
prompt ami united action of Eva:;V--.'
Christians, in a clear, honest,
coiiioroiniym" ermsicintii n i.t' :...
cardinal doctrines of grace, and a l o
J.l- .1 . 7
ueiense oi me irum as ii is lupous:
Jzt'solvea, I liat in the provide A?
Viod we believe u solemn rcspon.-i!.;!,!-. ;.
now laid upon the church of tLe f,r,j
Jesus Christ in this country, to iuani
tier loy alty to ttie threat ivmg bv
tabling inviolate and steadfast, U
tne enunciations ot the pu!p;t anl
issues of the press, the great principles of
ine vjospie, wnicn are uesigned to ekvv
the Cross, establish tlie kingdom uf
Christ ; and ultimately to overihso- tie
whole system of error.
P solved, That the fearful irreth nff2
Papacy, both as an eevlesi asttoal a:.l
civil power in this land, is well caleultu
io awaken tne tears a:ii arouse t!a
mightiest energies of the entire lVute-m.t
community, and calls imperionnly tiff ii
adoption of measures at once timely
I adequate to the emergency, so that v
may, under the divine blessin ', b: f!li.
oi.-ei iu cuui:u :,ii:i iae secret au-1 um -a
influence of the m m of sin, and j
; an unbroken front of the army uf trj:a
against this system of corruption, wv;j
is hourly girding itself for the aiori.j.
R' solvcd, That it is our candi l jj'u-rao-nt
that the present i an auspicious t.as
"f" "uo.it, .iu ui,
whilst we would not presume to dicta:,
we would most respectfully reei. :
general assembly ot the PresLr-e
church, now in session in this oi;v, u.
loriu a suitable (tctiverance ni-on
important subjects; and to :a'-.-.-;-;)-u
have suen action concurred ia ' ..;!.
. .1 - ..C v . . '
oi;meiies oi our .'ime; lean i ret-S.i:
church so ae to bring ab-ui: the I
of a great national Proie.-taai
which, by its constitution, s- aii i
!p to the urgent demands aod a
of the times
li: snitd, That a commit:
of four ministers and tloee hiVMr
pointed by ttiis :n eti ii to i :
sufuVct to the General A.--v:r. !.
b: assoeia'ted with a similar c..-.:.
be app-'inied by t)jat b..fv. i:,
plans by which a oencrai a:.d c
moveme-it of a!! the lVoU'.-iant :
the land may be bmtiji.t atvn
t. 3.1. i
(K)ld vigorous and continu.e.is yr t
word and act shall lo enn.'iei.i: I ;i
both infidelity and "Ki;mar, CatL
the arch enemies" of truth iu ;!,.
the pruf ssiag church f God.
trailers to civil and iI:-ious
throughout tiie world.
Dr. West then c Sired the tl.Iienl
jyohvJ, That tii. !o!:..-.vii.g c-iR-.mitw
be appointed to act in cia-i ; t v. :.i.o:hr:
coraniitt'H-s similarly aj-j-.-iiaed LV
Evan'dical doMiomiiiati-.n for the purj"
of i:i iii-r exi.rcssion to oar d -sire ! fte
defense of Protestant Christi.imrv ii.'.v'
the eneroach.ments of the Ifoman (';;':.-
Church and its influence iu our lain!-
Maximilian has issued the follow "i
decree of religious toleration in Mex!.
Wo, Maximilian, Emjeror of Mex:
having consulted our Council of Me
ters, have decreed and do decree &
Article 1. The Empire protect? i"
Catholic Apostolic and lvoman reliiun
the religion of the State.
Art. 2. All forms of worship not
trary to morality, civilization and p-'k-
manners, shall have free and ample tax
ation in all the territory of the Emp
No worship can be established wit--'-1
the consent of the government.
Art. 3. As circumstances shall &
mand, the administration, by police ref
lations, will arrange all that may ceu"
the exercise of worship.
Art. 4. Abuses which may be
mitted by the authorities against the
ercise of worship, and against the lifcJ
which the laws guarantee to their m''-,
ters, shall be laid before the Council
This decree shall be placed in the
chives of the Empiie, and published ic
Done at the Palace at Mexico,
2G, 18G5. Maximiua
By order of his Imperial Majesty
Pkduo Esccdkko y Echav,vE'
Minister of Ju5"