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Bath, Thursday, August S, 1850.
Fur Gurcrnor,
John Hubbard.
For Rryrcs* ntatircs to Congress,
4t/i District, Charles Andrews.
1th “ Thomas J. II. Fuller, j
Democratic County Contention*
The IVrtiovratic Republicans of Lincoln
County will meet by their delegates in Con- '
vention at the Court House in Wiscdsset, or.
Thursday, the 22d day ol August next at 10
o’clock in the forenoon, for the following pur- •
poses, to wit:
To nominate four candidates for Senators \
for the third Senatorial District; one candi- i
date lor County Commissioner, a candidate for |
County Treasurer, and a candidate for County ,
Attorney for said County.
By a vote of the last Convention the basis of ^
representation was established as follows, viz :
All towns and plantations, which gave for the,
regular Democratic candidate for Governor, at
the last September election, seventy-five votes
and under one hundred and fifty, will bo on- |
titled to two delegates each ; all those which ,
gave one hundred and fifty, and under two1
hundred and twenty five such votes, to three *
delegates each ; all which gave two hundred 1
ami twenty five and under three hundred su^h
votes to four delegates each, and ail other towns
and plantations lo one delegate each.
I pon the above basis, Bath, East Thomas- j
ton, and Wnldobnro, will be entitled to four
delegates each ; Union, Warren, Washington,
and Whitefield, to three delegates each ; Booth- '
bay, Bowdoin, Bristol, Cushing, Damansctota,,
Kdgecomb. Jefferson. Lewiston, Lisbon, New
castle, Nobleboro, Ph.ipsburg, Richmond, St. ,
(ieorge. South Thomaston, Thomnston, and
Wiscasset, to tiro delegates each ; and all other 1
towns and plantations to one delegate each. I
Per order of the County Committee.
July 29, 1850.
Foote anil Kenton.
Mr. Pearce's report on the pistol affray in
the senate. April IT. is published. The com
mittee, narrating- the whole affair. pronounce
it to have been most discreditable to the senate, (
and traco its origin to the violation of that rule
of order which forbids ail personalities in de
hate. The committee are unanimous in the
opinion that ‘Mr. Foote is innocent of any de
sign or desire to assassinate Mr. Benton;’ but
they arouse him of having, at various times
during the present session; without any surti
eiont provocation, indulged in personalities to- ,
wards Mr. Benton of the most offensive and in
sulting character. These were sulfered, the
committee say, by Mr. Benton for a long lime
with great forbearance. Ou the 2t!th of.March
the insulting provocations living renew ed, Mr.
Benton manifested his resentment with great
violence, and on the succeeding day, recrimi
nated, ‘in language equally personal, disorder- ,
lv aud abusive.’ They then refer to the out
rage of the 17th of April, hut inasmuch as no
shot w as fired, no blow struck, and they can
find no precedent, the committee forbear to re
commend any action to the senate. They hope :
that the strong condemnation publicly express
ed, ‘will be a sufficient rebuke and a warning '
not unheeded in the future.'
Vermont State Convention.
The Democrats of Vermont, at their recent
State Convention, passed die follow ing resolu
tions :
R- fob J. That we staml upon the platform'
of the national Democratic party, ns draw n up
by the hand of Silas Wright, adopted hv the
Baltimore Convention in 1810. and approved I
by every national Democratic Convention since
that time—that we believe the platform broad
enough, and narrow enough, and good enough
for all true patriotic republicans to stand upon, 1
and that to compromise any of its principles lor
entangling alliances with other parties, is to
h r/-!rd the safety of our national organization,
and the weal of the republican institutions of
the country.
Rrfoli-cd, That in accordance with the almost
unanimous sentiment of the people of the non
shtvcholding States, we regard slavery as a
great moral and political evil, and are opposed
to its extension in1o any territories now free:
yet we hold that no particular measure or opin
ion in relation thereto should he made a crite
rion of political faith, hut, that herein Demo
crats may freely hold diverse opinions.
Itrsohvd, That as a notional, and not as a'
sectional party, the Democracy hare achieved '
their past triumphs; and that onlv as a notion-!
at party ran they hope for future strength, use-,
fulness and prosperity, and that no one idea,
however important, should he permitted to ob
literate or even obscure, the old land-marks'
which separate the manor of Federalism from
the domaii) of Democracy.
Our Tribune friend is horror-struck at
the idea that a democrat should receive the
vote of a free soiler for any office. It is all
right for the w lug party lo enter into anv coa
lition, or use any amount of deception to se
c ire their votes, but if a free soiler happens,1
from choice, to aid in the election of a ‘-horri
ble locofoco," then a great outrage has been
perpetrated ! It makes a great difference with \
our neighbor whether it was his ox that wasj
gored, or his neighbor's !
Litter from (Jen. Wool. The mine of
this distinguished citizen and soldier having
b 'rn mentioned as one of the democratic eandi-i
dates for the nomination for Governor of \e\\
Vork, this fall, the following- letter in reply to
one addressi-d to him on the subject, has been
published by the Rochester Advertiser :
Troy, 17th June, 1850.
My Dear Sir :—1 have but this moment re
ceived your faTnr of the 10th iust. tor which 1
tender you mv thanks. I
In repl>'. 1 have only time to say that 1 have -
been applied to by many democratic friends to
hecome m candidate for'the gubernatorial chair I
0 ew \ ork, which 1 have, uniformly declined '
and tor reasons which 1 doubt not would be
saustactory-to you as well as my friends ini
general, i or semces rendered ray country, 1 !
lfU,Te n ^Pt,,b3Uon aml P«> opinion i
of the people of my native State This jj
more precious to me than office, and more than
satisfies my ambition.
For the favorable opinion you h.lvc 1 % t
pleased to express in my behalf, and the exalt-'
cd station you would confer on me, 1 offer you
ntv grateful acknowledgements. *
With considerations of the highest respect
1 have the honor to Ijc. JOHN E. WOOL. ’
ZTT We arc sorry to perceive our friends of
the Tribune, and yiirror, diving into each other
with such perfect looseness. l)o keep cool,
gentlemen. Editorial pleasantry we like to
witness, but this questioning the moral hones
ty ol editors, is, above all things, out of place.
Gan you not appoint vs umpire in the case ?—
We would do our best to settle your trouble
some questions. however bounded,"_we
M SH1NGT0N, Allg. G.
Tlic California bill, it U expected, will pass
the Senate to-dav.
Mr. Kennedy of Maryland, for tbr Interior,
and Mr. Conrad for Secretary of War, is said
to be agreed upon.
Rur.il Eurying Places.
It has ever boon to us a matter of* surprise
j that so little attention has been paid to the em
| bellishment of our rural cemeteries. We au*
j by no means the advocate of extra vacant ex
I pend it u res in this respect : nor do we approve
! of the gay and frivolous taste so often exhibit
ed in adorning these quiet resting-places of de
1 parted friends. It is contrary to the best sym
pathies of our nature to neglect, in death, the
remains of those whom we have, loved in life ; j
| while, on the contrary, it in equally repulsive
, to the instincts of a correct and cultivated taste,
I to behold a tot) elaborate display of ornament
! and tawdry finer}'heaped upon the spot.where .
I every object that meets the eve, should deepen,
| rather than allay, the sublime and solemn emo
; tions which the grave of departed friendship is
calculated to inspire. The Friends are a peo
ple, eminently distinguished for their humble
■ and quiet taste: they deprecate ornament in
I every thing: in their dress, in their dwellings,
I no useless embellishment is allowed; every
' thing is plain and simple : but in the arrange
; merit and supervision »>f their burial grounds,'
f this quiet and commendable spirit is exaggerat
! ed to a degree which is at once repulsive and
disgraceful. We have seen many of these
sectarian cemeteries,—in some of them rest
! the remains of friends w hose memory is to us
! most dear, for they loved us as we shall never !
' again be loved in life; but they rest without a
! stone to designate their graves, nor is it al
i lowed to the partiality of friendship, to erect
any monument whatever, to commemorate their
i worth. Such rigidity of proscription appears
to us to Ik* wholly superfluous. Why neglect
1 the dead ? Why make death, the “grim tv
i rant of the grave,*’ more terrific by investing
his throne with unnecessary terrors? Iu the
burial grounds of other sects, a less repulsive
, restraint is exercised. Indeed, those who have
friends resting within their precints, are per
i milted, if they choose, to carry the mnnilesta
\ tion of their grief and affection to the opposite
extreme. Costlv tombs and headstones here
meet our eves in every direction ; but the gen
eral appearance ot these “cities ol the dead,
is nevertheless rrpidsiv>. They are often near
ly or quite unenclosed ; no trees or ornamental
shrubs are to be seen ; the thistle and the rank
fire-weed plant their sepulchural blossoms over
the grassy mounds, ami spring It raven wafd
with a vigor and robustness of development,
which but too plainly evinces to the eye of the
sensitive beholder, the sourer from whom the
vitality of their growth is drawn! \\ e dis
like this. We would see every burying place
in the land—especially in the land of the Pil
grims. neatly enclosed—traversed bv well and
systematically arranged w alks, bordered with
trees, and embellished with odorous flowers.—
In such a place may it be our lot to rest.
ICnilrostd Convention sit Port I stud.
A great Hail road Convention was fieldin'
Portland last week, to consider the expedien
cy of opening a continuous line of railroad from j
New \ork, through Maine, to the eastern ex
tremity of tin- British Provinces, in order to!
shorten the voyage to Europe. The conven
tion was permanently organized on Wednesday)
by the appointment of Gov. John Hubbard as
president, and Admiral Owen, the mayors of!
Halifax. St. John and Frederickton, and the ■
mayors of all the cities of Maine as vice-prcs-j
l idents, besides Mayor Dearborn, of ltoxbury,
Prof. Allen of Cambridge, Messrs. Forsvth,
i of Quebec, ]ja Rocquc of Montreal, and oth
* crs. The delegates from the British Provin
ces and elsewhere were welcomed hv Gover
nor Hubbard, who said be would favor all the
measures tending to promote the good of tin
two countries. A prayer was made by Rev.
Mr. (.'bickering; and a committee of twenty
two were appointed to prepare the business of
the convention. In the afternoon Robert Ran
toul, Jr. Esq., spoke upon the importance of
the proposed taJroad between Maine and the
Provinces. Mr. Wilmot,for the business com
mittee, stated that th«*ir report would not be
reaily till Thursday. Memorials were then
presented and lots ol li tters read from Messrs.
Fillmore, Everett, Woodbury, huUiman, and
twenty others. Mr. W atts and Attorney Gen
eral l iuaeke of Nova Scotia, made effective
addresses, calling forth repeated appl.msc—
when the assembly adjourned.
On Thursday, after addresses by several pro
vincial and Maine members, the business com
mittee reported nineteen resolutions, the sub
stance of which, according to the Journal, was!
that the state of Maine and New Brunswick
and Nova Scotia be called on the grant con
current charters for constructing a railroad from
the valley of the Penobscot to the eastern ter
minus of Nova Scotia, and that resources be
solicited in grants of public lands:—that aj»
peals 1x3 made to railways between New York
ami London for aid, and an appeal to the gen
eral government for contracts for mails; that
no subscription be asked till public aid bo gran
ted : that the present legislature of Maine be
asked for a charter to the state lino ; and that, a
central executive committee of seven be ap
pointed to carry out these objects; and also a
local committee along the line.
\\ e copy the loll cm nifr general outline of
the undertaking from the Advertiser :—
‘The route indicated pursues first the rail-'
roads already constructed from New York and
j Boston to Portland, and thence to Waterville,1
| in Maine. On this side of W.atepillc it will
connect with the Atlantic and .Montreal Rail-'
rood, now under construction, hv means of
. which a communication will he tunned w ith
the upper British provinces. From Water-'
ville to Bangor, several routes are ascertained
t to he practicable,between which a choice must'
i he made. Thence the route remains to he in
; dieated to the eastern boundarv of Maine, and
' thence Vo St. John in New Brunswick, a dis-'
! lance of it)0 miles from Waterville. Theucc 1
I around the head of the Bay of Fuiiduv, and
: passing near Pictou through Nova Scotia, to
j White Haven, near f'ape t'anso, at the eastern1
; extremity of the province, a farther distance of'
j -50 miles. The distance from Boston to'
| White Haven, if supplied with a well built;
railroad track, would afford a journey of eon-'
. tinuous traveling, of about 24 hours,
i Thence by the route indicated lor steam nav
igation, turning Cape Race at the south easter
ly extremity of Newfoundland, the distance to
Calway, the most westerly seaport in Ireland,'
is gtmo miles, a distance which may ho trav-1
ersed under favorable circumstances by steam- '
era of the first class in seven days. Thcnco'
•! ’Lrail"f<td.tn Dublin, over roads partlv built,
' the n, e yrragfess—'by steam packet across i
C newtP,ann0,--™'t ^ railroad across
| the rntirc’dilnnl.'c it^bu,:vr bri(1gc I-u,don,'
I .nay he traversed in *WtT U
i route, if provided win, lh~. 1'"Urs' ,l.“s!
j steamships and machinery : * r°l"'r r;l,llr,l,:l‘]s’
"'e passage may be mad/’flL* ,",al:
! Ijondon in a shorter space 0r ' "rl< lo
other.’ P ' llme than by any
Missouri. The election of mombera „f th„
legislature in Missouri has just take, _
The members Rich elected will have to rlllMW
a Senator in place of Mr. Benton, whose ten
will expire the next spring. The issue there
fore is between the Bentonian and Anti-Ben
toman parties. The Jefferson City Enquire*
the state paper, says Benton is sure to succeed
Distressino Suicide.—The Rochester Ad
vertiser of Wednesday says, that ou that day
the hod v of a w oman w as discovered iu the w a
ter near tlua east hauk of the river, by some
hoys Were collecting drift wood. Tlia body
was taken from the w ater, w hen the corpse
was identified by some persons present its Miss
II. Soutlicrin. sister of Muj. Win. J. Souther
m of R.
Hie deceased left home that morning, tell
• ‘OJJ her sister that she w as going to I 'litli, on a
visit. She was afterwards seen about nine
o'clock at the Falls Field. Mho had of late
manifested svmptoms of metal aberration, and
it is prnliahle that she committed suicide by
drowning herself while in a flit of despon
dency. _________
I'crsous Desirous of Employ men!.
Young num, anil voutiis even down to 14
years of agr. of a linr common school educa
tion, and who can w rite a tolerable good hand,
residing in any part of the l oiled States, will,
by addressing a letter post-paid to “Uox No.
iiOG'J, X. Y. Post Office,” receive information
of a mode in which they can be employed w ith
pecuniary profit to themselves for a few weeks,
or, in case of success, permanently, while
they w ill aid in an extensive plan lor the im
provement of education throughout the coim
trv. Editors friendly to education will please
copy this notice.—.V 1. TrUmnr.
~3?~ A letter received at Bangor, from Mr.
Edward Kent, consul at Rio, states that after
the death of his son hv a fever, he withdrew
with his family to the high regions till the dis
ease subsided.
Qf* Gorham Parks, Esq., late l . S. consul
Rio Janeiro, with his family, arrived at New
York in the ship Maria.
North Carolina Election.—The Demo
cratic majority in Hanover county is 716. In
the county of Pasquotank, Manly, whig-, 95
majority—a large falling off; Sheppards, whig
re-elected to the senate. In Camden, Manly
190, and in Perquimans CO majority; Wilson,
im pendent, elected to the house of commons.
In Cumberland, R«id. democrat, TOO majority,
in \\ ake 371, and in New Hanover 909. The
mails from North Carolina report that it is gen
erally believed that Reid is triumphantly elec
ted governor.
tif' W e had the pleasure, a few days since,
of examining some excellent specimens of the
Dairuorreotype art, executed by Mr. B. F.
I pton, at the rooms formerly occupied by Mr.
Morrison. I hey wen' of superior finish—and
not excelled, in any respect, we believe, by any
specimens we have seen. Mr. U. is now pre
paring several pictures for the purpose of ex
hibition at the Mechanics' Fair, soon to be hol
den in Boston. We are satisfied that those al
ready prepared, are not, to say the least, infe
rior to any that have formerly taken the prize.
Iti moiis, A c.—It is reported by a special
messenger arrived on Saturday evening from
Texas, that fifteen hundred men had organized
and were ready to march for Santa Fe. The
governor had accepted them, hut they will not
inarch at present. The governor awaits an
answer from the federal government at Wash
ington. and the decision of the Texas legisla
ture. The story that Ilusk has been telegraph
ed to take command of the troops is not cred
Uf Morrison a Thornton are selling Fur
niture, Carpets, Ac., tit about the actual cost,
it is said. “ Large sales and small profits," is
I their motto.
jy Paine's Lioiit seems to have gone down
in darkness. At least we hear nothing of it ;
nor has the great inventor been poisoned or shot
at, or in any way blown up for the last ten days.
8ucb an interval of rest must be greatly re
freshing to him.
F5T A skirmish took place between the In
dians and a party of whiles under Lieut. l n
derwood in Texas. The Lieut, and seven
men were wounded, and two men were killed.
The Indians" loss was heavy.
jy It is now .said that the young man who
was skinned alive by the Indians, for wantonly
shouting a squaw, on the way to California,
went from Troy, Maine. The Post first pub
lished the story in Boston, and lias never seen
any good reason to doubt it.
Ur Miss Thornton, who died at Albany, the
Nashville, N . II., Telegraph says “ was well
known in our community as a young lady of
high character, and was beloved by all for her
many social virtues.”
jy Seven men have lieen arrested at Fire
Island, suspected of foul play with regard to
ship Elizabeth, wrecked there.
On the night of the doth, about Id miles
! west of Boon Island, a hand on board seh Tex
as, Sam’! F,. Dexter, of Mount Vernon. Me.,
was knocked overboard by the fore boom and
lost. Every effort was made to save him.—
! The Texas has arrived at Salem from Oar
O, llo!—An Augusta correspondent of the
Boston Atlas says he has “strong reasons” to
' believe that Mr. Hamlin, 1. S. senator from
Maine will “lend hi/t aid to cfl'ect a change in
: the ruinous tariff of "45. ”
Qr“ Arrangements are being made to have a
Democratic mass meeting in Portland, on the
1 loth instant. Gen. Sam. Houston and other
distinguished speakers are expected to be pres
' eut.
The Fountain and Journal, Gardiner,
i entered upon a new volume last week, some
! what improved in appearance by the new hcad
ing. The Fountain is a good paper, and ought
I to be, as we trust it is, well sustained.
i _ ___
JloxrvtrxT to James K Poi.k.—1'hc monu
ment at Nashville over the remains of the late
| President Folk, is described as very elegant and
j imposing. The design is of the Doric order,
by Strickland. Fart of the inscription is as fol
lows :—
“Ity his public policy, he defined, ostablish
! ed and extended the boundaries of his country.
, He planted the laws of the American Union on
the shores of the Pacific, llis influence and
1 his eounsel tended to organize the national
' treasury on the principle of the constitution ;—
' and to apply the rule of freedom to navigation,
trade and industry.”
i:eC is now drawing crowded houses at Augus
ta. All we have said in regard to this admir
, able painting is being re-affirmed by citizens
and others at the capital.
Ur.i.FAtn of tub Wi..vrv, omits.—Asa and
j Henry T. Wentworth reached i.owell on ITiurs
( day, having been bailed nut of jail at Amherst,
I *'* the sum, we believe, of itttW each. We hear
I that tlie minutes of the Manchester examination
were submitted to the Supreme Court of New
Hampshire, and that bail was granted without
Senate, Tuesday, July, 30.
Finally passed—resolve in favor of Alphou,
u> tiiorporalc tlie Boston
and Portland Telegraph Companyto incor
porate the trustees of the Portland ministry at
Order front Uuj committee on the judiciary,
authorising the committee to send for persons
and papers in the hearing to be had in the pe
tition of Oliver Moses and others for a change
in the municipal court m Bath, was explained
k.v ^ 1 * base. Soinr discusshm took place, in
w liion mr. Morn»w and others took part: the
order was amended so as to riM,ujn. the parties
to pay tin* expenses, im\ passed.
‘ , ,rum committee on banks, rc
porud a bill to authorise free banking, which
'Vi,| orch red to be printed.
Mr. Pickard moved to add instructions to re
lM!rt la\y applying to all school dis
tricts in the . late. Ht? objected to this partial
legislation. 1 his power has been granted in
seven or eight instances, always against his
(Mr. 1 . s) remonstrances. But if this is to 1hi
the policy of the state, and we have granted
every application, let us pass a general law.—
I he instruction failed, and the motion to re
commit prevailed. Adj.
House. Ou motion of Mr. Weston of Or«>
no, a joint committee was ordered to he raised
to consider the expediency of changing the
tune ot holding sessions of the legislature.
Mr. Bradbury ot Kaatport, laid on the table
an order providing that the House will next
adjourn over to 1 hursdav. The motion pre
vailed, yens f>8, nays 55.
Mr. Balk am laid on the table a hill to amend
section 57 of the 14th chapter of the revised
statute,." liieh was referred tu the committee on
the judiciary.
On motion of Mr. Sewall of Oldtown, the
committee on the judiciary was directed to in
quire into the expediency of giving remedies to
persons not residing in any incorporated places
against any town where any pauper resides lor
expenses in support of such pauper who falls
suddenly sick or is wounded.
^Resolve allowing the Treasurer of State
compensation for clerk hire was called up.
Air. Talbot of Lubee, moved to amend by
striking out $1000 as the sum allowed the
clerk, and substitute $000. Mr. T. spoke in
favor of this motion, and it was opposed by
Messrs. Gilman, Carter, Sewall, ('base, and
Stanley. The motion was rejected 31 to
and the resolve passed to he engrossed.
Papers refund—Petition of T. Boutrlle an
als. of Waterville in aid of the petition of Joh
A. Poor and als. ; lanvUtou Falls Academy
for a grant of land for the purpose of aiding i i
digetit students; remonstrance of John 11 1):
vis and als. of Phipsburg, against building
bridge at Gardiner.
Passed finally-—Resolve granting Alphons
Rogers a lot of settling land ; hills to incorpt
rate the trustees of the ministry at large i
Portland ; to incorporate the Boston and Por
land Telegraph foropany. Adj.
The Legislature met on Wednesday, but n
quorum being present, both Houses adjourne
to Thursday.
Senate, Friday, August 30.
Bill to increase the salary of the judge of
pmbhtc for the comity of Lincoln, was laid on
the table on motion of Mr. Titcomb.
Mr. Blanchard presented the petitions of
Mary T. Knight and others, and Temperance
1). Sweat and others lor the suppression of
tippling shops, which were referred.
Keport of committee on railroads granting
leave to withdraw on petition of Israel Wash
hum and others for extension of Bangor and
(Irono K II Co. w'as taken up. and Mr. Pick
ard moved to recommit, with instructions to
report a hill. The hill was laid on the table.
Bill to provide lor the education of youth
was taken up, w ith the amendments reported
hy the committee on education. Several
amendments were adopted.
Before adopting all the amendments, the
hill was laid on the tabic. Adi.
House. Bill to regulate the salmon, shad,
and alow ive fisheries in the Kennebec river
was read the third time and laid on the table.
Mr. Knowlton of VlontTilfc laid on the table
a hill relating to estates of persons under guar
j diauship which was referred to the committee
j on the judiciary.
| Passu! to tie. eu grossed—resolve granting
I cerium (lowers to the county commissioners of
; Penobscot county ; to authorize Joseph Smith
| to extend his wharf in Museongus Cove; au
| thorizing the building of a pier and wharf on
the Damariscotta river; to incorporate the
| < iirvsUi] lee ( oinpanv.
Passed finally—resolve in favor of Oliver L.
Currier and Oliver R. Merrill.
Saturday, August 3.
Senate. Passed to 6c engrossed— lulls ati
| thorizing Joseph Smith to extend his wharf
in Museongus Cove—authorizing the erec
tion of a pier or wharf on Uaniariseotin
Air. Marston moved a call of the Senate to
ascertain if ilicrc was a quorum present, anil
it appearing that there were but 13 members,
(less Ilian a quorum,) alter sending forahsen
lees, but without success, at 11 o'clock, the
Senate adjourned.
House. Mr. Wheeler of Whitefield, from
the Lincoln delegation, reported a resolve to
| aid in the construction ol a new road through
| Patricklovvn plantation. The resolve pro
. vnles for an appropriation from the state of
I some (400. Air. Sewell moved that the
i appropriation he made by llie county of Liu
| coin. Alter debate, Mr \\ heeler moved to
j recommit, and lor that purpose Mr Sevvnll
j withdrew Ins amendment. The motion to
recommit prevailed.
Passed to'be engrossed'—hill to incorporate
the Damariscotta railroad company. Auj.
Monday, Aug. 5.
Senate. Papas refund—petition ol (j.
W. Kvclclli in relation to .Maine Medical
I School.
Bill 10 incorporate l).mmriscotta Railroad
I Company, was read once.
The bill was laid on the table and lo-mor
row assigned.
Resolve in favor of Hampden Academy,
was read a second time.
Mr. ('base moved to lay it on the table, and
to assign Thursday ot next week, in order
to take up all these grants at the same lime
I —agreed to.
On motion of Mr Chase, Thursday was
j assigned for the consideration of all the pro*
| posed grants to acade nies.
Resolve allowing the State Treasurer £1
| 000 clerk hire, came op oil its tinal passage.
The resolve was indefinitely pospimed.
j Air Neal moved a reconsideration of the
I vole postponing indefinitely the resolve to
inciease the.clerk it ire in the Treasurer's
Alter some debate, the motion to reconsid
er prevailed, and the resolve was referred to
a select committee of the Senate, consisting
ol -Messrs Chase, Bartlett and I lagar. Adj.
IIocsr. Mr. Bradbuiy of Eastport, laid
on the table a hill granting further power to
the supreme judicial court in cases of di
On motion of .Mr. Sewell of Oldtown, the
committee on the judiciary was directed to
inquire into the expediency of authorizing
parishes in certain cases to insure buildings
used for religious [imposes against loss or
damage by fire.
A communication was received from the
Governor, by the Secretary of State, an
nouncing a vacancy in the office ol .Major
General of the 4th division ot the ill 11 ilitt of
this State.
On motion of Mr Bradbury of Eastport,
Wednesday next at 11 o’clock was assigned
lor an election on the part of the House.
;lJ» “I-onk here, aunt 4’aldington,” said a
bright-eyed girl, as she bounded up stairs, “here
is a letter that came by tclcgiapA, from Boston !”
“Somebody must be sick there !” exclaimed
the good old lady, carefully adjusting her specs.
11 Pet me see—no it is'nt from any of our folks—
'lis'nt their hand writing!” and the good old
lady breathed freely again.
I3r* At the t'edi ral convention which met in
Augusta, last Wednesday, Win. C. Crosby Esq.,
of Belfast, was nominated as their candidate fur
In ilie Senate, on Thursday Mr. Sebastian
ottered aa amendment 10 Mr. Bradbury's lor
removing certain restrictions from the com
missioners, which was rejected without a di
vision. V
Mr Dawson ottered oil amendment provid
ing llnit until » boundary lino ia agreed ti|ion
between Texas and the United Stales the j
territorial government authorised hy the hill \
shall not go inio operation east of the Kin !
In the llau.tr, Mr. Wiiilbrop rose and said
that lie hail reedvod a letter this morning
from the governor of Massachusetts inform
ing him that lie had been appointed to sup
ply the vacancy in the senate occasioned by
the resignation of a distinguished friend
now iu the otlice of secretary of state. Mr.
Winthrop then withdrew to the senate cliam
The house then went into committee of
tlie whole. Mr. Bayly moved to lay aside
the California hill, which was agreed to, 05
to 08, and on his motion the hill to pay rev
oluiionary and other pensions was taken up
and discussed.
I n the nate, on Wednesday, the com
promise hill was taken up at 13, the question
l ending being on Mr. Norris’s amendment
of yesterday. The amendment was rejected
—yeas32, nays 30, as follows • —
Mr. Pearce moved to amend the lull by
striking out all in relation to New Mexico.
Mr. Clay appealed to Mr. Pearce to with
draw his amendment for the present; after
some conversation, Mr. Pearce varied the
form, hut uni the etfect, of his amendment.
The question being taken on Mr. Pearce’s
motion io strike out, it was agreed to- yeas
33, nays 2*3.
Mr. Pearce then moved to amend ilie bill,
by restoring till that portion which had just
been stricken out, except Mr. Dawson’s
amendment of yesterday, in lieu of which
lie presented a clause, • providing that the
territorial government ot New Mexicu shall
not go into operation until the 4ih of March
Mr. Yules moved to amend Mr. Pearce’s
amendment, by striking out nil that related to
Texas, which was agreed to—29 to 23.
Mr. Chase moved the indefinite postpone
ment of the bill, Lost—29 to 23.
The question being then taken on Mr.
Pearce’s amendment as amended, it was re
jected—25 to 23.
The bill now contained nothin" bin the
admission ot California and the territorial
government for If tali.
The question being then taken tqion strik- i
iiig California train the lull, it was agreed to
— yeas 34, uays 25.
Alter various unsuccessful efforts to fix
the southern boundary of Utah at 33 tlog.s.,
30 min. 37 ard 3S, it was finally carried at
Mr. Soule moved to amend the bill by ad- |
ding a provision 4 restricting the territorial
legislature front passing any laws establish
ing or prohibiting slavery, but leaving them
power to pass laws necessary for the protec
tion of slave property.’ It was rejected.
The question being taken on ordering I lie
bill to bu engrossed, it was agreed to—yeas
32. nays 11.
The Senate then adjourned.
In the //orw, Mr. Crowell, from the com
mittee on Indian allairs, reported the senate
bill to enable the President to negotiate trea
ties of friendship and boundaries with the
Indians south and west of the Missouri river,
north of the boundary line ot Texas, amt
that of New Mexico. As it contained an
appropriation, it was referred to the com
mittee ot the whole on the state of the
I Union.
Mr. Hurt, from the millitnry committee,
reported a lesoltttion to prevent ollieers ot
1 the line ot the army from claiming prcce*
dence on courts martial.
The house went into committee of the
I whole on the state of the Union on the forti
j lication hill, the question pending being the
motion to strike out the appropriation of til
| teen thousand dollars for defensive works
[ near Detroit.
The committee rose without coining to
any conclusion, and the house adjourned.
In the Srnate, on Thursday, at II 1-2
o'clock Sir. Douglass moved to take up the
California bill, and to make it the special or
' tier, which was put and carried.
!\lr. Butler spoke warmly in support of
South Carolina sentiments and position.
Mr. Clay rejoined, patriotically wanting
Texas and the south of the fatal doom which
awaited any military stand against the
Union; if they expected the coo|-crntinn of
the army mid navy, it was a great mistake ;
the whole military force would stand by the
At ilie suggestion ol Mr. Douglass, the
omnibus hill was finally passed, with title
amended to ‘a bill establishing a govern
I mem lor Utah,' amid much laughter. * The
senate then adjourned.
In the llousr, the report upon the subject
of building war steamers for the coast of
I Africa, to operate against the slave trade and
I to promote commerce, was referred to the
! committee o! the whole.
: Mr. lhter moved that the house go into
■ committee of the whole and lake tip the ap
propriation bill. Some discussion ensued
on the fortification bill, in which a large
number of members participated, and the
bill was linaily reported. A motion was
then made to lay the hill on the table, peinl
' ing which the house adjourned.
In the Sr note on Friday, Mr. Clarke pre
1 seated a large number ol petitions in lavor
i ol a modification of the present tariff', which
| were referred to the ceiumitiee on manuluc
j tores.
A communication was received from the
j President in answer to Mr. (Alas' resolution
; ol impiiry relative 10 the detention and
search upon the high seas of American ves
j sets by British vessels of war. The I’resi
i dent alludes to the cases already known 10
t newspaper readers, ami which have been re
i ported to the government. The comiuiniica
non was referred to the commnlee on
foreign relations.
At 13 o'clock the California bill was taken
! up, (lie question being on Mr. Foote’s mnei.d
i ineut restricting the boundaries of L'alilor^
; nia lo 35 30.
Mr. Pearce gave notice- that lie should on
j Monday ask leave to introduce a hill lor a
territorial government lor New Mexico, ami
[ to settle the Texas boundary. The senate
then went into executive session, aud ad
In the //>>»«, Mr Nelson moved that the
I house go into committee of the whole on the
I private calendar, hut the motion was not
Mr. Walden, from the committee on pa
j lenis, reported a hill to extend for seven
I years to the administrators of Jethro Wood
! a pmeat lor an improvement in the construc
tion of cast iron ploughs, and requested that
the bill be pin on its final passage.
It was laid on the table, by a vote of 115
to <B*.
The California bill was laid aside by a vole
of 78 to 49, and the house went iuio com
mittee of the whole and look up the Indian
appropriation bill.
In the afieinoon the discussion lasted till
four o’clock, when, without concluding, the
committee ruse anti (lie house adjourned.
In the House, on Saturday, Mr. Johnson
offered an amendment to die Indian appro
priation bill, which was adopied, spprupri
I ating $30,000 for procuring information, pre
paring statistics and making treaties with
I ami presents to the various mhos of Indians
I in the United Stales on the borders of Mex
{ ico. lu die course of the debate .Mr. Kauf
man, of Texas, said that he bad received
i letters from Major Neighbors, who was of
| opinion that a lew thousand dollars in the
shape of presents would have a far belter
effect than a military force to conciliate the
Among oilier amendments was one of $15
000 lor extinguishing the title of Indians in
the territory of IVknesoto, and a similar sum
io carry out the treaties with Texas Indians,
wud io preserve ptnee cud tranquillity with
tliein; after which (he coiiiuiitee ruse, and
the amendments were concurred in.
Pending :lie question on (lie third reading
of the bill, the house at half past one ad
The Senate was not in session to-day.
io the .Stnn/r on Monday, Mr. Cass called
.up his resolution.
Mr. Davis spoke nearly three hours, main
ly in reply to Mr. Houston and in defence of
the late executive. Mr. Douglas* called lor I
the special order, hut waived in order to al
low Mr. Pearce to introduce liis bill. It pro- j
poses to Texas 30 tleg. 30 min. tor another
boundary, and 103 deg. west, turning to ihe
Rio tiraude at the 42d parallel; Texas lo ,
relinquish all exterior territory anil all claims j
against the United States, who are to pay
$10,000,0(10 in 5 per cent, stocks, &.<•. Mr. >
Pearce explained the provisions ol the bill. I
The bill was read twice ami ordered to he
The special order, the California hill, was
taken op. The bill was reported ro the sen- !
ate and the amendment was agreed to. The >
question on the engrossment occurring, Mes
srs Butler and Mason expressed a hope that ,
the question would not be taken to-day, as
the senate was not full; however, they would ;
i liter pose no further obstacles. They hoped ,
it would be for the stales whose rights were
infringed to say what shall he done. Mr.
Douglass would move n postponement on
understanding that the vote would be taken
lo-inorrow. Mr Vulee not agreeing to that,
Mr. Douglass withdrew his motion.
Mr I Iambi in proposed to take the vote on
the engrossment to-day, and on the passage
to-morrow, to accommodate absentees.
Pending a disultnrv discussion between
I .Messrs Dayton, Badger, Davis, I'uote and
Soule, Mr Atchison moved an adjournment.
Messrs \ nlee and Mason protested, tmd
preferred the engrossment to-day.
Mr Dayton thought nothing would be gain
ed by forcing a vote. Adj.
In the House Air Clmgman called for the
yeas and nays on the motion lor a suspen
sion ol the rules to introduce the California
hill. The rules were suspended, llGloGS.
-Mr. Bayly moved to go into committee of
the whole, which motion prevailed, 98 to GO.
Air Campbell and Air Olds having got
through with a skirmish, Mr Potter offered
an amendment taking appropriations from
die general treasury, instead ol the post of
fice fund, and agreed to show that it should
not come from the general fund,and in favor
| of the amendment. On motion of Mr White
j the committee rose without concluding, and
| tho house adjourned.
Compromise Bill Defeated.- A dispatch j
from our regular correspondent contains the ;
following : —
* Washington, July 31.—Killed l>y the sc!
fish ness and cupidity of Texas, and by kinks i
ol Messrs Underwood of Kv.,and Pearce of i
Mil. Nothing leli but to admit California. .
Utah will be \MhmO'dt and fail between the
two houses.’
From all we can sec, we do not entirely
despair of the bill. !f it lias not been final
ly rejected by the senate, the eliminated por
tions may yet be restored, either in the sen
ate or lioii-e; ami even if the bill has been
formally rejected in the senate, a new one
embracing its material provisions, may be
brought forward in the house. Our hope i<,
that seeing the dangers which would result
to the Union from an abandonment ot con
ciliatory measures, ilie patriotism of congress
will rally, and in some way provide a reme
dy for yesterday’s disaster.
We still linveihe impression, judging from
different votes in ihe senate, that a majority
are in favor of the bill in its essential fea
tures.-—\ . Jour. ('ora.
Departure of the Head Galpiiin.—A
Washington correspondent of the New Voik
! Kvening Post notices the departure from
Washington, of 31 r. Galphin Crawford, as
! follows:
* It is said that the great G.dphin, late of
the War Department, accompanied by bis
successor in the cabinet, Anderson, left for
Georgia this morning. By the same convey
ance, it is reported, went the proceeds of die
Galpiiiiiagc, the one hundred and fifteen
thousand, in current coin of die realm. No
general of modern times has made a more
successful campaign of sixteen months, with
so little of die means ol war, as this great
leader of die Galphins. When Lord ( live
plundered die treasures of Tippoo Saih, or
some other victim of his good luck, he won
dered at his own moderation. Numerous as
are the admirers of the G dphin, 1 have nm
heard one of them wonder at lus admira
lliiMiicss in Oregon.
Tlie late accounts from Oregon speak ve
ry encouragingly of the business prospects
ami llie geueral condition ol I lie Territory.—
The discovery of a new channel, by w Idoli
n good and safe entrance to the Columbia
Kiver may lie f Ifccteil, is regarded as likely
to have a very beneficial clicet upon the
commercial interests of Oregon. The gov
ernor, in nis message lo the legislature, re
lets to this discovery, as greatly increasing
the facilities of navigating the Columbia, ami
awards great credit to the gentleman hy
whom the discovety was made, who, it seeing
was Capl. Charles White, a pilot at the
in on ill of the river. The delays and dangers
of entering the river are said to he dim. n sh
ell seventy-live per cent hy the discovery.—
The harbor of Astariu is repotted lobe very
good and secure.
The exports from Astoria during the year
ending the -‘list of March last, present an ag
gregate ot very considerable amount and val
ue. The following are some of the items; —
Sawed lumber, 5,587,317 leel;llcwn Timber
lll'j, 197 feet; Shingles, 599,0X1; Flour, 5,7(10
barrels; Salmon, 900 barrels; with considera
ble qualities of vegetables, and butter and
cheese. The destination of ihese exports is
not known particularly. A good portion,
probably lias gone io California. Lumber,
which forms a material item ol export, is,
according to the last accounts, n drug in
California, notwithstanding the extraordina
ry consumption of d there by fire. \\ e
learn that the barque Ann Smiili, running
between Portland and San Francisco, on
her last trip down, took a quantity of lum
ber, which she was obliged to carry back to
Oregon, as it would not pay the cost ol dis
charging at San Francisco.
Very True.
Tlic Boston Post has tlie following sensible
President Fillmore mid all the members
of bis cabinet are lawyers. This should en
courage young mcti who arc in doubt wlial
profession to adopt. The postmaster geuer
al Mr. Mall, was Mr. Fillmore's law paitner
at Buffalo. We think if all the printers would
agree, their fraternity might always furnish a
suitable person for head of the post office de
partment. The merchant? might produce a
man with sufficient intelligence to be secreta
ry of the treasury. A farmer or plainer,now
am! then, might make a derent appearance
at the head of the home department. There
are some well informed mechanics in the
U. Slates. Physicians, too, sometimes un
derstand very well the theory and practice ot
government under our rtpublican system,
and there have been many enlightened legis
lators of that profession. The attorney-gen
eral ought, doubtless, to he an ailoruey and
ccuneellor at lew, but that Mr. Fillmore could
have found no suitable person out of his ow n
trade for even one of tlie seven cabinet offi
cers is something that barristers rnn reflect
upon with more satisfaction than the public
in gtfneral.
.-1 nolher Axeful Sleaml«>at Disaster. Buffalo,
July 31. About one o’clock this morning, t e
steamer America exploded her steam-pip*.
when adiout fHl miles above this P0**;
•Jo persons were scalded, and » "UIU " r n i.,,I
including the 2d engineer. • he '' Uanpened
wav to Sandusky when th.*aee,demhnrpened.
Steamer Baltic, while out on ^ “ ^
ran on a rock in Niagara river .and sunk
twelve tcet of w ater. Passengers saved.
(IT’A correspondent of tlie New York
Courier, writing from Niagara Falls, under
dole of July 29, says :
‘ About two feet from tbe locality where
Table Kock stood, and within fifty feet of the
deep emeralding of the Horse-shoe Fall, lies
a canal boat, on the very verge of the great
shelf over which the waters thunder. It is
almost as uninjured as it it was in iu own
accustomed navigation, and presents the sin.
gular and most unusual incident of a craft
haring outlived the fury of a long lute of
rapids. It lias been there several weeks,
having broken loose in the vicinity of Cliip
pewas, and borne along over all tbe plunges
and preparatory struggles of the river, till
tbe itist great leap was reached, and—not ta
ken. It has apparently lodged against a reef
or boulder of rock, and resist efleciually all
' >e pressure ol tbe mud (looil that runs on it
— t iroogh it —around it—Imt cannot shako
off its death-grasp on the rock.
ta preservation ot shape and lortn in such
a siiualton exceedingly curious. The
white sides reflect the noon-,1,y 8,ln ; and in
the moonlight, the space ol fall whose vol
ume us presence obstruct,, seems like a
great black veil hong down i„ lni(Ut
tbe silver and glittering waters. There is
about its location even an appearance of per
manence. There is a strange look of ipiict
ubout this wreck. The curtain of its win
dow is flapping in the strong breeze, and out
of one of its doors a plank is pushed, by
some singular action of the current, as if it
was intended for a pathway for escape.
The stern of the craft is turned fromthe
nearshore, so that its name is not discerns
ble, but who ever constructed that vessel, I
suggest to him that he ever alter record in
the advertisement of his business, that he is
the man that huilt trie boat that navigated all
the rapids of Niagara without breaking up,
and that held out where the fury ol ihu floods
is fiercest, and will hold on, probably, until
the ice shall crush it into fragments. If it
were a solid mass ot limber, the waters
would so pile up around ii as to force it oil ;
but it has just so much strength as to hold
together well, and to hold a weight ol water
within itself that fastens it to the rock.
I watched the strange play of the waves
around it ns they dashed over the deck, ami,
as though despairing to remove their daring
visitor, clove asunder and rushed beyond it.
There was a wild ami gloomy association in
one of the wayward movements of the wa
ters. As some wave of greater power than
the others would break iu the boat itself, its
sudden uplifting (blew a shadow in the een
tre-door way, and for an instant it would
startle the observer, for it seemed, with dis
tinctness, ns if some human being was ilierc,
nud had suddenly rose up to look out of the.
opening, lor a chance of escape. This
shadow was only occasionally thrown, and
its recurrence, without any tension of lancv,
gave a singular tftecl to the wreck. It was
a scene such as only this wonderful place
: could furnish.’
rivE Men Struck by Lightning.—fW
r;ng the thunderstorm about three o’clock
y»-$terdoy, five caulkers anil gravers, at work
on the brig Washington, in Sanderson's
! dock, East Boston, were struck l»y lighting,
I and laid out senseless. Dr. Foils,Whose
office was near the spot, was sent for,
, and he in a short time restored them all to
' consciousness, and raised them to ilie r feet,
1 neither of them having received any serious
| injury. Their names were Michael C lay,
John M Laugldin, Stephen Whitten, Aliens
. tits Underwood, and Ehen Taylor.
Alter the above was put into type, we ns
'■ certaiued that M'Laughliu was only partially
| resuscitated, hut at the l ist accounts tlie doc*
I tors thought they should he able to save
I hint. — Post.
Los- I * F Hr. ir, Rf^tSf IJni'AV — The
schooner Man & Ellen, at New Yoik Irons
St. Thomas, reports July -4th, hit. 31, Ion
1 72, foil in with the wreck id brig Robert
Bans y, Douglas?*, from Boston f«>r St. Do
mingo, and took off the capuun and crew,
and brought them io New York. (’apt. 1).
stares that on the J Ith ult., hit. 2B, Ion. 70
| was blown down in a severe hurricane._
! [hey had been ten days without water nr
| food, with the exception o| » little raw Hour.
Two of the crew are very ill, hut are in a
I lair way of recovery. The rest are also do
| mg well. The brig was a perfect wreck,
1 having both mast** gone, and lull of water.
Pi D: V I II. \ v«>h;im Worn.Ill, about
is years of age. a daughter of Michael Barrv,
on Sunday in Boston, undertook to hasten the
kindling ot a fire in the stove by pnurittg earn -
phene upon the lighted chips, and before she
could turn away the tlamcs burnt up, and com
ing in contact with her dress, burnt her so bnd
j ly that she died in the course of three hours.—
(Inly the evening before, the deceased in coni
| pany with her betrothed, purchased sundry ar
ticles which were intended to be worn on their
•wedding day,* which was to have taken place
during the present week.
Important Decision.—A case has recently
heon decided in the supreme court of New
\ork. that an action lies against a railroad
| company in favor of a church corporation lor a
I nuisance in running cars and engines, ringing
hells, blowing off' steam, and other noises in
, the neighborhood of a church or meeting house,
I on the Sabbath ana during public worship,
i which so annoy and molest the congregation
worshiping there, as greatly to depreciate the
value of the house, and render it unfit for a
place of public worship.
Three persons belonging to this island,clear
ed live hunderd dollars in less than a week, by
gunning in California. We also learn that
j three of our townsmen lately took from one hole
' eighty ounces of pure gold dust. We judge,
from various flying reports, that several of our
j 1’altfbroia friends are doing a first rate busi
ness. Next fall, in all probability, quite a
number of them will return home.— Vineyard
The Dorchester and Milton Bbnk Robbery.—
On Friday afternoon, James 11. Brooks, of
Providence, and Charles South wick, of Salem,
were examined before Judge Cummings, on
the charge of stealing the $30,000 from the
Dorchester and Milton Bank. Joseph Jewell
testified to having seen a large quantity of tho
stolen bills in the possession of the defendants,
but Brooks proved an alibi on the night of the
robbery. In default of bail in 30.000, South
wick was committed for trial on the charge of
robbery, and Brooks was held for further ex
amination on a new complaint for receiving tho
money knowing it to have been stolen.
Wreck of the Lexington.—Exertions are
now being made to raise the hull of the ill-fat
ed Lexington. Two steamers are anchored at
the spot where the steamer sank. At the
time of the loss of the L., the night of January
13, 1840, a large amount of specie was on
board. Workmen, under the direction of a
competent Engineer, are now engaged in raid
ing the hull of the Lexington, which lies in the
depth of about 130 feet of water, off Old Field
Light. I/ong Island, about twelve miles from
Bridgeport, Com.
Shocking Accident. — In Terry, onl ri
day, ilie 26th ult, Fanny A. daughter of
Amos A. anil Louisia M. Gardner, ager
years and 7 months, was burn* o • ent t 10
the following manner: — I' °TJI^ , .
mother of the f '^^'Zher person it.
were both in «""'her "’"I"’ m,rse’
l,i<vine occasion to go to the well for some
water the child, in her absence, went to tho
stove 'where its clothes caught fire, and, in
its fright mu to her mother, who, oil perceiv
jn" her condition, sprang from her bed (al
most helpless, as she was) and caught her.
The child, driven by the flume, sprang from
her mother, and ran to her father, who was
at work in the field making hay; the flame,
from the child’s dress, caught the hay, which
was immediately in a blaze. The father
barely escaped being horned to death also.—
The child still fled, (the mother persuing her
all the while) and sank to the ground burned
to death.—East fort paper.

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