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Bath, Thursday, June 17,1852.
f*;'’*1’ J ! _____ 4i '! '• -- Democratic Nominations. FOR PRESIDENT, FRANKLIN PIERCE, OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. FOR VICE PRESIDENT, WILLIAM R. KING, OF ALABAMA. FOR GOVERNOR, JOHN HUBBARD. FOR ELECTORS, RUFUS MeINTIRE, of Parsonsfieki. JOHN C. TALBOT, Senior, of Machias. GEORGE F. SHEPLEY, of Portland. REUBEN LOWELL, of Chesterville. OLIVER MOSES, of Bath. JONATHAN H. FULLER, of Fraedo.n. STATE OF MAINE. Executive Department, ) Augusta, May 22d, 1852. $' An- adjourned session of the Executive Council will be holden at the Council Cham ber in Augusta, on Friday, the eighteenth day of June next. Attest—JOHN G. SAWYER, Secretary of State. The Times for the Campaign! We will furnish the Eastern Times to new subscribers from this date until the Presiden tial election in November, for FIFTY CENTS, payable in advance. Will not our friends throughout the County give us their aid in circulating the documents 1 It is very important that democratic papers should be extensively circulated during the campaign, and we trust we shall have the co operation of the parly in swelling our list. Persons sending us six subscribers, with the money, shall receive a copy gratis. Response to the Nominations. It is with satisfaction and with an inspired spirit of confidence we read and learn from all pans of the country, o£ the hearty and unani mous response to the nominations of Pierce and Kino. The whole Democracy rejoice.— They have reason so to do. The noble feeling of patriotism—the remarkable and praisewor thy spirit Gf concession ; the marked enthusiasm which pervaded that Convention, as exhibited in the making of the nominations ; as State after State responded most willingly and elo quently to the selection of a standard bearer from the old Granite Hills of New Hampshire ; are but the genuine and most truthful repre sentation of the masses—not only in New Eng land who delights to honor her luvorito Pierce, but also throughout the length and breadth of this great, growing, and peaceful Republic. We may with just pride exult, that from the hills of our own New England—from the land of the Pilgrims—the first home of the “brave and free,” a Chief Magistrate is selected to gov ern this intelligent and populous nation ; and we speak with confidence, when we say, that from our own beloved New England, will go forth to the world, a response to the selec tion, which will be alike honorable to New England’s sons, as it will be to our brethren of the South, East and West, who have so unani mously brought forward and pledged their sup port to the patriotic and talented New Hamp shire statesman, Franklin Pierce. We made no claim in Convention—we had none. The best interests of the whole democratic party, was our plea, and on this plea we met all and eveFy issue. The Convention was actuated by tHe same feeling. They w;cre determined to unite; on a candidate in whom all had confi dence—one around whom the whole party could rally, thereby securing success. The worthy candidates presented before them were all “good men and true”—any of whom we should willingly have supported, and been pleated to see in the Presidential chair—the delegates from the different sections of the country had their favorite candidates to present, which was done, and they were valiantly and properly sustained ; but the Convention was determined in case of a failure to agree on any one of these candidates, to rally and unite on some one ac ceptable to the masses generally—one who would concentrate in one focus the support of the whole party. They did so—and most no bly they did the work assigned them—and most successful will be the result. In this work the democrats of Maine will be found ac tive, vigilant, and faithful. They have already raised the standard—unfurled their banner to the breeze, and will fight manfully the battle for Pierce and King, and will achieve a vic tory worthy the indomitable sons of the “Pine Tree State.” They are united to a man, and as in tl)£ days of Jackson and Polk, will, w ith swelling hearts and read}’ hands, rally around their candidates, and on the broad, liberal and wise platform adopted at Baltimore, meet all nnd every issue, and gloriously achieve a tri umph, similar to those of older timps, when the inspsring names of Jefferson, Jackson, and Polk, w ere nailed to the flag which proud ly floated at the mast head. The democracy of this country w’ere never more powerful than at the present time, and never exerted a greater influence, or had a stronger hold on the affections of the people.— The democratic pulse throbs high and w’arm, animating the whole body w ith a healthy spir it, a moving energy surely indicative of unpar allel . d and glorious success. With this state, of feeling, we go into the contest. With a most perfect union—a determined spirit to contend, as one united body, for the success of our prin ciples, which we have spread before the world, our success is certain—tiie victory is ours. gy Our candidates, PIERCE and KING, seem to have a terrible potency upon the ene my. The effect is decidedly Piercing. A whig remarked the other day that he was very #nrry 0a3S was not nominated. Poor fellow ! "We advise him to bury hfs 6orrov^in bis bo som now ; for Tie will get politically buriec next November. . .' '..i Gen. Pi*bce'sTUttles—Front .the offiein accounts it appears that Gen. Pierce was in th< battles of Contreras, Churubusco, Molino tie Bey, new Chapultepec, near Belen, and a l. Garita de Belen. * r .. KT1 We were visited with a refreshing rail on Theeday feopning, and vegei ation Tias.put oi utter face in consequence. The earth ii been _exceedingly dry am li r - I - .->.111 The Spirit of the “ Mirror!” -“He said, Or right or wrong, what came into his head.” We beg pardon of our readers, for once more alluding to Post Master Haines’ classical (?)— very refined, (?) comments, and his very digni fied (?) and gentlemanly (?) personal allusions. He commenced, without provocation, this kind of an attack upon 4s. Upon him and the “kindred spirits” who disgorge through the Mirror, their venom and bile, rests the re sponsibility of this discussion. As we said in reply to his first attack, we shall not “back out.” The tone, spirit and language of his last effusion arc eminently worthy their origin— most admirable specimens of an organ noted for its abuse and scurrility ; for its low “pot house” slang, ever since its birth—well worthy of its parentage—a perfect “Mirror” of the ideas, sentiments, feelings, and propensities of those who gontrol and manage it. Go on, gentlemen, and indulge yourself in this “slang whang course.” “ Tis thy vocation, Hal—’tis no sin for A man to labor in his vocation.” The Post Master commences his last elegant effusion by admitting what w-e have heard oth ers assert, viz : —the habit of interrogating our employees when sent to his office, as to our private affairs, and our business matters. If we have been correctly informed, he has ever made it his practice to examine persons from this and other offices, w hen sent to the Post Office, as to w’hat was being done here and there ; what this and that one said ; who visit ed this or that office; who said so and so, and w'ho wrote that. We have been told, and have ahvays suspected he was guilty of this con temptible system of espionage—this mean way of prying into other people’s business—and now we know it—for he asserts it in hi9 last paper. “ Evil” indeed, is the “genius” w hich thus seeks to gain private information. Ilowr apt some men are to apply to others epithets most becoming themselves. Well, sir, you may play the “Peeping Tom’ as much and as often as you please. In the truthful w'ords of an English writer, “ How despicable the wretch that takes on him so vile an employment ? There is scarce a being who w'ould not suffer by comparison with him ; except that being only who acts the same kind of part, and is both the tempter and accuser of mankind.” The P. M. can, if he sees fit, take advantage of kis official position to pry into other pepole’s affairs; but “Coming events cast their shad ows before them,” and if public expression's any indication of xchat is to be, our important official will before many months “change po siiions,’' and perhaps find himself in as bad a fix as was an heir of the renowned Sir Nicholas Gimcrack, whose expected fortune from his wealthy parent, was expressed in the following language from the last will and testament of the worthy old gent: “ Having fully provided for my nephew, “Ru fu8,” bv making over to him some years since, A horned Scarabaeus The skin of a rattlesnake The mummy of*an Egpytian king, I make no further provision for him” There may possibly be a codicil, and Rufus may receive, in consideration of past services, as did one of Sir Nicholas’ sons —“Me lust col lection of grasshoppers.” Here is a precious extract from the Mirror’s last article : “ Now did we feel the utter disregard to wards the Times that it manifests towards us in introducing matter foreign to any decent newspaper discussion, we could lay open a transaction to the gaze of ouj readers that would excite both their surprise and contempt. A regard ior parties forbids it. We simply nail the assertion ot the Times above.” Now here is a bold, open, distinct assertion, for the proof and explanation of which we call on the writer. We call upon him to spread out in fall all and every transaction of ours, having a dishonorable bearing. We call upon him to “lay open the transaction.” We want no inuendoes, but we demand plain spoken facts— and if he does not retract this insinua tion, or back it by something more than hints and despicable slurs, we shall deal with him as he deserves. Depend upon that. The insinuation is as unfounded as it is contemptible. We wish for the proof or the explanation. The balance of his article is made up of a flat denial of our assertion that Reed’s election was the result of “abolition efforts.” We re affirm the statement. The men who figure for the Mirror know it to be true. Reed received every abolition vole in the district—was nominat ed by that party--supported by them, as the extracts we publish below, clearly prove. Had the abolition vote been given to a third candi date, Kimball would have had a plurality.— The officials may stiivc to produce a different impression, but they will be about as successful in the attempt, as they have been to control the ruling party in this vicinity. They begin to believe (reluctantly though) that they must gel on behind. “How are the mighty fallen.” But for the proofs of Reed s abolition views. Here they are. The following is from an edi torial article in the Portland Enquirer, previous to the election: It will be seen that the Free Soil Convention at Lewiston nominated Mr. Reed for Repre sentative to Congress. It was done unani mously, after lull consideration of the whole subject. * * * * • * * Mr. Reed has all the evidence of 1850 in his favor, and, added to that, a steady resistance to all compromise appliances since. A letter to attend the Bath Cotton meeting he did not even answer. He is totally opposed to the scoundrel fugitive act, and is in lavor of all the principles and objects of the Free Soil party.— Of this the Convention was assured on testi mony which is not to be questioned. * * * Mr. Reed's election by the Free Soil party would have an excellent influence on the party itself, preliminary to the action of the year ; and it would speak a right language to both the other parties. Its influence would not be lost even on the Presidential election. The following is an extract from a letter ! of J. O. L. Foster Esq., on the subject of Reed’s I nomination, taken from the same Free Soil pa per : Shall he be supported by the Free Soilers?— I du not mvselt see why he should not be, if Mr. Morse ought to be. Morse is opposed to the "Compromise,” and particularly to the fu gitive slave law, so is Reed. Morse I suppose to be an anti-Webster, and an anti-Fillmore —anti-administration whig, Reed I know to be one ! Morse refused to participate in the celebrated Bath Union meeting, and so did Reed. In short, I know of no difference in the political standing of the two men. It is since Reec’s defeat that I had a conversation with him on all the points involved in th»* Free Soil creed, and I find him to be UNEX' EP TIONABLE ! * . * . * * * Mr. Heed X know personally, and know him to be Bound on all the Free Soil issues. Here is a letter published in the same paper, from the candidate Jiimseff. \\c take the liberty of malting an extract from a letter to us from Mr. Reed, dated May 31, 52. Portland Enquirer. ' Waidoboko,’ May 31, 1862. * * * I have often met Mr. May of Winthrop, during the seven years I waa in the Legislature, and have freely ex pressed to him my opinions upon the subject of slavery in its worst aspects— on the main we agree. I have also had conversations with Gen. Fessenden and Sen. Appleton of your city, .in which I have ftfily and freely ex pressed my views. Mr. 'Foster, of Rockland, (a gentleman with wholn I have had s long, Intimate and'pleasant acquaintance) has fully given yt»» my views as expresssd to him. r The following is from a resolution adopted at the Lewiston Convention where Mr. Reed was nominated: Resolved, That we have the fullest confi dence iji Mr. Reed's Free Soil principles, and believe him to be true and right upon the great questions that now agitate the country in re tion to slavery. Important Decision—the Liquor Law. The Supreme Judicial Court in session at Augusta, gave an important decision last week, upon a case of seizure of liquor in Cumberland County. The action was replevin of eight barrels of rum. A non-suit was ordered by the presidirfg justice, that the question might be presented fur deliberate consideration, whether the action can be maintained. The most noticeable points in the opinion of the Court, which was given by Chief Justice Shep ley, are as follows : — There is nothing in the act indicative of an intention of preventing intoxicating liquor be ing property when possessed by a person for his own use without any intention to sell. The act cannot prevent the transport of liquor from one town or city to another, or thrqugh the Stale, when there is no intention to make sale of the same. The .declared design of the law was the ‘suppression of drinking houses and tippling ihops," and the law should receive a construc tion compatible with its design. The general language of the act must he restricted so as to lccomplish the general intent and declared pur pose thereof, or the provision in relation to the adding of property must be pronounced to be t plain violation of the provisions of the consti ution. No positive enactment is found in the aw that no person can acquire property iu in oxicaling liquors. It would be an absurdity o declare an article of commerce not property, md f>y the same law empower agents to sell lie article as the property of cities and towns. Hie constitution secures to the people of this State the right of acquiring property and pro ecling it; but the Legislature may determine hat articles injurious to the public health and norals shall not constitute property within Us urisdiction when usrdfor the purpose of i/yur ng the public health and morals, and there would be no occasion for complaint that a pro vision of the constitution was void. In iiis concluding paragraph, Judge Shepley afFers ns either horn of a dilemma, as fol low's :— “ It may be said that a court of justice is not authorized to introduce by construction such limitations—that it savors more oY legislation lhan of construction. It may be so. Arid if ihe court may not introduce any such limita tions without encroaching upon the forbidden province of another department of the govern ment, it cannot omit its duty to declare that provision, (that in relation to property in liquor) in violation of the constitution and void.” Non-suit set aside and a new trial granted.— According to this decision, many cases where liquor taken by the officers from on board ves sels and from wharves while on transit from one place to another, and destroyed, were in violation of the law, and a claim for damages may be instituted. We are glad to ftave a con struction to the law at last. The Fire of the Flint! The nominations of PIERCE and KING meet with such a response as renders their election sure. The enthusiasm is unbounded —the democracy everywhere are awake. In spired by tbo confidence they have ever in dulged in the correctness of the principles they maintain—and strengthened by the hearty and unanimous action of the National Convention, which has presented for their support, true, able, patriotic and worthy statesmen—men ol known ability and tried worth, the whole par ty in one solid phalanx will rally to their sup port, and achieve a victory worthy of a nation, who justly claims the ascendancy in the cause of democracy, progress, liberty and equal rights and equal privileges in the fullest ant broadest sense of these terms. We give some extracts from other papers showing the “fire of the flint” in other portions of our Republic. As for New England, she will do her ichole duty, and Maise must leai the van. First hear what the N. Y. Express says :— “ The democratic mass meeting in ant about Tammany Hall, and the Park, last night was by far t>e most numerous, the most en thusiaslic and harmonious demonstratiun they have had there at any lime during the las eight years. For our ow n pan, we have neve seen so imposing a manifestation since the hal cyon days ot Andrew Jackson, when ‘regula nominations' was the creed by w hich Tammany Hall had learned to live and die.” To the above we may arid an extract frnn the New York Times, a Whig paper of tin Seward School: “ The democratic party, North and South is united in his support. Not a whisper wil be heard against him from any quarter of tin democratic ranks. He will receive their unit ed, harmonious and energetic support. Thi: act alone is quite enough to show the wings that they have no easy game to play—no holi day fight, tu he waged simply (or their owe amusement. They will find it essential to se leot their strongest candidate, put hinfin th< strongest possible position, and secure for bin the largest, possible vote.” The democrats of Albany held a ratificatior meeting on Friday night, and were out in ful strength. Gov. Marcy presided. Resolution: fully endorsing the Baltimore proceedings were unanimously adopted. Among the speak ers were Jen. J. A. Dix, H. B. Stanton, B F. Hallelt, and John Van Buren. The democratic mass meeting in the New York Park on Wednesday evening, to ratify the Baltimore nominations was a grand affair Letters f«>m Messrs. Dickinson and Marcj were read, indorsing Mr. Pierce in the warm esl terms. Mr. Bancroft said that in Pierce'i whole public career there is nothing which In would w ish either to efface or explain. Johr Van Buren did make a speech, and said he wai prepared to stand un the plaitorm laid down a Baltimore. H. B. Stanton went in for “Pierct and unity, King and victory.” Charlet O'Conner, after a fine eulogy upon his firs “choice, Gen. Cass, spoke heartily and elo quently for Gen Pierce. It was half pastelev en before the meeting adjourned. Cannon rockets, torchlights and transparencies wen the accompaniments of the occasion, and at ont time there were 20,000 people around oh Tammany.—Boston Post. The ratification meeting of the Young De mocracy at Pittsburg on Friday night, wa large and enthusiastic. R. Riddle Roberts was the president, ant speeches were made by S. Fleming, Col Black and others. P. 0. Shannon offered t series of resolutions fnllv endorsing the Balti more nomination and platform. They wen adopted unanimously. Fiee in Rockland.—A fire broke out in th barn of Wm. Loyejoy at Brown's corner it Rockland, on Sunday, the 6th instant., ant soon communicated to his dwelling house, part of which was occupied as a store, ant alao to the house of Edward Lbvejoy, all o which were consumed. The furniture am goods -were removed in safety. Lots abou *3000. Who is General Pierce ? * As this is the great question of the day, we give the following brief sketch of his life, drawn up by one who is evidently a very friendly biographer. General Pierce is a son of the late Benja min Pierce who fought in the revolutionary war; was high-sheriff of the county of Hills borough, in New Hampshire, and was gov ernor of the State in 1827 and 1829,—Frank, ns his son was called,enjoyed the advantages of a high education in .the neighboring col leges. J General Pierce is therefore of a good stock, aud Its has proved himself a worthy scion ol ilmi stock. He was burn in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, and is now about forty-six years of'age. Frank Pierce was brought up to the pro fession of the law. He now follows the le gal profession, and it is estimated that he realizes by it ubont $3000 a year. He re sides ul Concord. In his personal appear ance he is of middle height and size, and of good address. He was elected a member of Congress on the democratic ticket in 1S33, nnd was re elected in 1835—thus serving four years in the House of Representatives while qoiie a young man—namely, from 1833 io 1837.— He hud previously been a member of the Legislature of the Stale, nnd Speaker of the lower House. While n member of the House of Representatives in Congress, be was elected a member of the. United States Senate for the term of six years, commen cing in 1837; but resigned in 1842, the fifth yeur of his term, nnd returned to the prac tice of the law. His colleague in the United Stntes Senate from 1837 to 1841, was Henry Hubbard, who was succeeded by the late Levi Woodbury. Upon the accession of Polk to the Presi dential chair, Mr. Pierce was offered the At torney Generalship, but declined it. He said be bail no desire for public office, and be would never consent to leave bis home for any purpose unless to serve bis coumry in war, and that in some case ol necessity. At that tiirm, Col. Ransom, who was Presi dent of the Millitary College in Vermont, wanteil a commission, in order to fight in the Mexican campaign. Mr. Pierce, who was a warm friend ot bis, wrote a strong letter of recommendation of him to the cabinet at Washington, urging them to appoint him to the command of such troops us might be raised in New England. The reply ol the government was, that the request could not he complied with, as it was intended to con fer the command upon a New Hampshire man. j. lint mail was mr. nerce iimiscir. 'win lie will not lake it,’ said Col. Ransom. ‘But lie must lake it,’ replied the cabinet. Mr. Pierce was immediately offered the Colonelcy of the New England regiment, and was induced to accept it, and Col. Ransom was appointed Major of Hie same regiment. Before the regiment was raised, a vacancy occurred in the office of Brigadier General of the Third brigade, consisting of die Ninth, (New England regiment) the Twelfth, | raiseil in Texas, Arkansas, ant! other South | err) Southern States; and the Fifteenth, raised in Ohio and Wisconsin. He was np ! pointed to this office ; and the other brigadier ! generals appointed at the same time were | Thomas Marshall, Joseph Latte, James : Shields, George Cadwallader, Enos C. Hop j ping, Caleb Cushing, and Sterling Price.— He wits superintendent of the recruiting ser 1 vice, ant! took an active part in raising the troops. The commission of General Pierce was dated March 3d, 1847. He took command of 2,500 men, ami reached Vera Cmz June 28ih 1S47, which shows that he was i nut asleep. He jomed General Scott’s j army, at Puebla. In July, 1847. He was en 1 gaged ill the battles of Contreras ami Churu busco in August, 1847. He was twice in jured in these actions by fulling from liis ' horse. When he reached Contretas, lie met Gen, Scott, and under Inin engaged in the hutile ; there. There was a deep ravine between the United States troops and the Mexicans, j The enemy was drawn up at the oilier side ! in battle array, and with his batteries placed, j The order was given to charge and outflank them. In charging down, the round shot | ot the enemy was flying over ilietr heads, and ploughing up the ground. Genera Pierce cutting at them with his sword, wutihl ! say, ‘There, hoys, is a game of hall fur you.’ ! In this charge Ids hoise fell and rolled upon him. He was severely injured, and the horse was disabled. He mounted another horse, and joined the fight. He sufferei great pain all night, and could not sleep.— The surgeon ortlered him not to go into the field next day. That night they had lain it ’ arms, and the rain was terrible, and the stir geon advised hint to go hack to San An gusiitie, where there was a depot; but lit would not. He determined to go on tt I Chnrnbusco. At a charge in this battle, both his hrigadt j and that of Gen. Shields, were ordered tt get in the rear. He was again thrown Iron his horse with such violence that he luiiitci on the field. Afterwards, when the lumps coming up, wanted to raise him, he told then to charge on and he would take care of. him self, though the Mexican Lancers were thei charging on the spot, and towards a corn field. He commanded his troops to cliargt in advance. Auer this battle an armistice was pro posed, anil Gen. Pierce was appointed out of the commissioners. At the battle of Moliny del Rev he rodi over the field, with the bullets flying atmu him, and was called off by General Worth who told linn lie was rash. He was at tin battle of Cheptiltepec : and when the victor] declared lor the stripes and stars, the Sunil Caroltninns and the Ninth regiment, wind hail fought together at Clmrubusco and Con treras, met. Their blood hail mingled ir i one common stream, and the Palmetto regi inetit showed its vale* by the number of it: men that lay dead on the field. Genera P.erce addressed them and said, here tin extreme North and South had met together as common sous of the glorious Union—me to maintain its rights and uphold its honor These battles had cemented the union o North and South, and he Imped they wouli be fur ever united. Nine cheers were liter 1 given for the Palmetto regiment, which wen loudly responded to; nod the same compli mem was returned by the Carolinians to tin Yankees. Alter tins battle he resigned Ins coninns sion and came home. The slate of hit health continued very had all the lime In was in Mexico. He was on the best terirn with Gen. Scott, and General Scott often in vitetl him to dinner. On returning to Concord, lie continue! bis practice of law, ami has been in privan hie ever since. He is married, uud hut three children. WHO IS WILLIAM RUFUS KING ? Hon. Win. Rufus King, the Democratii candidate lor the Vice Presidency, resides a Selma, Alabama, and is now the P.residen of the United States Senate, over wlticl body lie presided in the twenty-fourth, iwen ty-filtli and twenty- sixth Congress. He is t native of North Carolina, is about sixlv-ftvt y ears of age, and has never been married. lie is, we believe, the same William R. Kin| ! who was n member of Congress from Nuril Carolina, from 1811 to 1816. inclusive. I On the admission of Alabama as a State lie was chosen one of the first United Stale | Senators therefrom, find took his seal in ilia hotly in 1S19—continuing to represent Ala , limna in the Senate for twenty*five years viz: from 1819 to 1844. Jn the Inner yea he was appointed Ambassador to France and represented the United States at ilia . court, until 1847, when he returned to tbi l country, and was again elected United State l Senator from Alabama. i ~ ' I IQ* A dish of luscious strawberries-wit f “fixini” accompanying, we found in our. poi I ringer the. other day. We suspect they cam t from Robinson & Brother’., as they know W. how to do such things op in ships. : _ -** ’ - — — Ratification Meeting at Washington. Agreeably to a call of the Jackson Demo cratic Association, a vast multitude assem bled in front of the Cityllall, at Washing ton, on Wednesday evening, to ratify the Baltimore nomination. Gen. Robert Arm strong was appointed to preside over the meeting, and was assisted by thirty Vice Presidents, among whom were Thomas Ritchie and Amos Kendell. The speeches were made by Gen. Armstrong, Mr. Ritehie, Gen. Cass, and others, all expressing a hear ty concurrence in the nominations. Mr. Ritchie, in tlie course of his remarks, read a letter from Gen. Pierce, dated Boston, May 27th, and addressed to Major Lally, in the course of which lie said: “ If the Compromise measures are not substantially and firmly maintained, the pluin rights secured by the Constitution will be trampled in the dust. What difference can it make to you or me whether the outrage fulls on South Carolina, or Maine, or New Hampshire? Are not the rights of each equally dear to us ? Entertaining these views, tite action of the Convention must, in my judgment be vital. If we of the North, who have siood by the constitutional rights of the South, are to be abandoned to a time serving policy, the hopes of the Democracy and of the Union trust fall together. As I told you, my name will not be before the Convention, hul I cannot help feeling that what is there to be uone, will he important beyond men and parlies, transcendantly im portant to the hopes of Democracy, progress, ami public liberty.” Gen. Cass was then introduced, and spoke as follows: 1 congratulate you, my fellow citizens, upon the fortunate result of the labors of the Democratic Convention. They have done ilieir work, hud have done it well. They have presented ns as our standard bearer during the ensuing Presidential campaign, an trbie and honorable citizen, with a charac ter lieyond reproach ; a true Democrat, a tried patriot, and an experienced statesman, who lias faithfully served his country in high sta tions, ill peace and war, and who will seive Iter with equal fidelity in ilmt higher station lo which we inlend to elevate him, I know him well, and say of him what 1 know ofhim. He will go for the Union, for the whole Union, and lor nothing hut the Union and die Constitution, discarding all sectional feelings, and discountenancing ev ery effort to renew that agitation from which God in his mercy has delivered us. And 1 trust and believe that our whole party every where throughout the laiul, will come up to the good work, and with one heart and one mind, will gladly seize this occasion mutual ly to forget and forgive past dissensions, so that (he strife only hereafter will be, who shall show most devotion to the true and time-honored principles of our party. Let us look hack only to learn wisdom and ex perience, but forward to gain new strength of confidence from united exertions. And the selection of the candidate fortlie Vice Presidency lias not been less fortunate than that for the Presidency, and he has won Iris way to public esteem and distinction by high qualities of head and heart, by long ex perience of laiildid service at home and abroad; and by the practical knowledge which those elements of tiselulness bring with them. We have reason to he gratified, and we are gratified at the choice of both our nominees'. I have already said that the Convention had done its work well. Now let every Democrat go and do Ids work equally well, and alt will he safe. And such, 1 doulit not, will lie the course of the parly—for tlie de cree has gone forth. He who runs may read it on tiie signs of the times. The handwrit ing is upon the wall, ami there it is written in words that need no .interpretation, that a Democratic administration is lo conduct lire Government ol* ifiis country lor the next four years, and 1 trust for long years hereaf liA. It is not a question of victory, or of numbers, nor who shall gel a majority, hut how great that majority shall he. And let us exert omselves to augment it by all hon orable means: for (lie stronger we stand in public opinion, the greater will he our pow er to do good, and lo render our principles staple and efficient. 1 may presume thus to speak with asuiMi disinterestedness as any oilier member ol that great party wliiph will assemble upon this occasion in ciiv, town, village and ham let, throughout our country, lo respond to the nominations, and to pledge themselves, each lo all faithfully lo labor lor, and sup port them. 1 trust 1 know myself well enough to know that my time for office is fast passing away, and that no possible event cun ever place my name again before the American people for the Presidency. And if 1 did not know this, you do, and so does the whole country. My ambition is to serve the people of Michigan, to whom I owe a debt of gratitude 1 cun never repay, yet n little longer, in the station I fill by their con fidence and kindness. One word more, my fellow citizens. Let usemer into this contest with a determination to conduct it tffion principles—upon those ssues which constiliite the difference bu iween the Whig and ihe Democratic parties. Thai will he a noble strife, in which we may all engage, with honor. Put let us reject and renounce, as unworthy our cause, that low abuse which unfortunately is too preva lent upon such occasions. We seek higher 1 objects, mid should employ higher means.— 1 Let us indignantly fiown upon every man who so far forgets himself, ami the cause lie professes to support, ns lo quit the contest ol 1 principles in descend to that of scurrility.— We are heller without such a man than with him. 1 liere are honorable points of difference between us anil the Whigs, to engage our attention, and to cull forth till our energy, without entering into such a field of warfare. 1 Recollect that we are all btothcrs of the s.mte mighty family, equally interested in its hon or and prosperity, and though we differ upon many important principles of government and administration, yet we all seek the same ' common object—the preservation and perpet 1 nation of our glorious institutions—the world’s best hope and our own. Let the rivalry between us be, which shall best strive for this great end. It will he ri valry of the understanding and of the heart. | not of ilie tongue ; of patriotism, and not o abuse.” Gen. Houston followed*Mr. Cass, one vouched for the talents, patriotism, ant sound democracy of thenominees. He alsc j spoke in warm approbation of the platform Judge Dougins and other prominent gen llemen followed, when'lhe meeting broke U] with three times three lor the Baltimore nom inations and the Democratic party. Maine on the Nomination.—Thirty-sixth 1 ballot.—This ballot was looked too with greai . interest. Maine was called. The delegates asked a moment for consultation. It occupier • but a moment. Hon. V. D. Paris, the chair > man announced that Maine, sensible of the 1 great compliment paid to New England by the i “ Old Dominion,” threw her unanimous vote 1 for GEN. FRANKLIN PIERCE, the noble 1 .democrat, the patriot, and the soldier of New England ! New Hampshire was called. She ’• threw her vote for her favorite son, sensible ol , the propriety of an act initiated by the old 1 dominion,” and seconded by the “ Pine Tree ! State.” » - 1 — The Whig Review for June contain* among •then, articles upon the ‘Convention, the Par t ty and the Compromise,’ being in continuatior - of the article in the May No. on the Presiden s ey; upon the Japan Expedition, the third o 1 aerie* on Moimanism in Illinois; Land Re tanmttc. I .~_ * • Hon. Geo. Evans. This gentleman, old Kennebec's favorite son, after a comparative retirement from the post of representative responsibility, is latterly on the rise. It is rumored that be wants to go to Congress again from Kennebec. He is out in favfr of Scott, somewhat unexpectedly, though, to some other distinguished politicians in Kennebec, for instance, the late member of Congress, who undertook to put down Daniel Webster. By the way, the feud existing be tween this ex-congressman and Mr. Evans, has kept federalism in Kennebec for some years past in a state of interesting internal commo tion. They came together in a smart rough and-tumble at the recent Whig Convention in Portland, and the co'nseqnenee was, Evans rose a peg and the ex-congressman fell two. As matters now stand, Mr. Evans, having achieved considerable additional glory in the Mexican Commission, can go to Congress, from that pent-up receptacle of federalism in Maine, the new Kennebec and Lincoln district, of course. This portion of Lincoln having been annexed to, and constituting a part and parcel of the new congressional district, we are interest ed in the domestic matters of old Kennebec, though, we feel, we must confess, as though we were annexed to the Old Hartford Con vention. Nomination for Vice President. On the afternoon of the last day of the Con vention at Baltimore, when coming together a motion was carried to ballot for a Vice Presi dent. Maine was first called. *•. Mr. V. D. Paris, chairman of the Maine delegation, rose and said :— Mr. President—The delegation of the state of Maine, under the peculiar circumstances in which they find themselves placed, have great delicacy in even suggesting a name to he linked with that of the favorite son of New England, in the coming glorious contest. Deeply pene trated with gratitude for the compliment to the north, to New England, and especially to our noble sister state, I am ready to say, that we will give our warm and hearty support to any democrat from the other section of the Union. [Applause.] Therefore, Mr. President, I may say that while Maine lakes the initiative in an nouncing the name of a candidate for Vice Pres ident, she rather suggests that of a statesman known and honored throughout the country, WILLIAM R. KING, of Alabama. Loud plaudits followed, and Mr. King was elected on the second ballot. Late Congressional Election. The whigs in this State are vainly endeav oring to convince their brethren elsewhere that in the election of Reed they have'gained a si mon pure whig victory. They deceive them. It is nothing more or less than an abolition coalition victory. The following extract from the Boston Post tells the truth of the matter. The losing of a member of congress is an in considerable matter for democrats, though an occasion of “triumph” for the whigs. But let Mr. Reed go to Washington and take his seat with the proper credentials—with the “ coali tion” mark upon him. He was the whig and free soil candidate, and is elected by free soil era. The convention of that party regularly and unanimously nominated him on the 28th of May. How will southern whigs like the sound of this “ first gun ?” Will the National Intel ligencer, Richmond Times and other compro mise presses, rejoice with the Boston Atlas in this “ corrupt bargain 1” Meyer’s Universum : or Views of the most remarkable places and objects of all coun tries in steel engravings, by distinguished artlsis, With rlseoriptiva untl hiotoriowl tout, by eminent writers in Europe and America. Edited by Charles A. Dana. New York: J. Meyer, 1G4 William Street. We have received from Messrs. Sawyer &. Magonn, sole agents for this city, the first No. of the above beautiful work, containing views of Niagara Falls—The Tower of London— Hohenasberg, in,the Kingdom of Wnrtem berg—and Fingal’s Cave, in Ireland, with ap propriate descriptive remarks. Those of oui readers who wish to obtain a collection of some of the most beautiful views of landscape scene ry in the world, many of which will be North American views, should not fail to subscribe foi this work. Price 25 cents a number ; or $3 a volume of twelve Nos. Published on the lsi and 15th of each month. 3T We have received a copy of Williams Telegraph arid Railroad Map of the New Eng land States, eastern portion of New York Statt and Canada—compiled from the most authentic sources, by Alexander Williams, and publish ed by Redding & Co., 8 State Street, Boston Those in want of such a Map will find it very useful as a Telegraphic Guide. Cash System op Life Insurance. It is no our purpose to go into a discussion of the mer its of the various systems adopted by Life In surance Companies, farther than to express ou belief in the superiority of that system which avoids the liability to loss necessarily- involvei in giving credit on premiums payable to thi Company. The United States Life Insurance, Annuity and Trust Company of Philadelphia, adopts the cash system, and in addition to all the ad van ages of the mutual system, it has an ample stock capital, which affords greater security to the insured. No premium notes are received, and no assessments made by this pompany, and we advise those who wish further informa tion respecting its peculiar merits and advan tages, to call on the agent. See advertisement Keep Cool. Dr. Matthews’ Soda Fountain is now in ample order for hot weather. The Dr.’s syrups are prepared with a nicety seldom equalled. Accident. A boy named George M Detvell, had his leg broken by falling from a tree near the Academy on Thursday last. Fire.—For sometime past fire has been ra ging in the woods in different parts of the State, and much damage has been done. On Dead River, we understand that several dwel ling houses have been burnt; among which was that of a Mr. Bemis, burnt in the night, with all its contents, the family barely having time to escape with their lives. ICF* We learn that Capt. Sisson was drowned in Brunswick on Friday last by the upsetting of a boat. |CP Mr. Henry Hyde has laid upon our table ‘a Review of Rev. Mr. Lovejoy’s Lecture on the subject of Prohibitory Laws, in regard to the use of Intoxicating drinks, by a citizen of Maine’—supposed to be Rev. S. C. Fessen den. lE7"The Aldermen of the oily of Portland, have ordered the agency for the sale of liquor to be closed in a fortnight. «The Postmaster General has appointed Wil liam F. Morrill, of Augusta, Mail agent upon the Kennebec and Portland Railroad between city and Portland. _- 1 - -■ C ON GRES'S. Tuesdat, June 3. Senate.—An immense number of petitions were presented by Messrs. Wade, Shields, Walker, Stockton, and Chase, in favor of the Hotnesteud bill. Mr. Atchinson moved an executive session on the Minnesota Indian treaty. Agreed to. Adjourned. Howe.—Several unsuccessful attempts were made to bring up the California and New York Mint bills. An important bill was reported from the Public Land Committee, proposing to give a proper amount of the public dumuin to the old States for school purposes, and a portion of the new States (o assist tn the construc tion of railroads. Adjourned. Wednesday, June 9. Senate.—Mr. Hamlin reported a bill au thorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to issue registers to foreign built vessels when ever wrecked in certain cases upon the coast of the United Slates. The bill wus ordered to he engrossed. 1 The Senate then held an executive ses sion, and at 4 o’clock, adjourned. Howe.—The House went imo Committee on the Indian appropriation bill, when Mr. Letcher gave notice that he had prepared a speech and would print it. Mr. Meacham commenced a reply to an old speech ol Mr. Ranlniil, about the domes tic policy of the North-Eiist. Without con cluding, however, he gave way to a motion that the commitiee rise, which prevailed, and the House adjourned. Thursday, June 10. Senate.—The resolution offered by Mr. Seward,for ihe purchase of Cailm’s collec tion of Indian paintings, was next taken tip. Mr. Bradbury hoped thin the subject would be referred to ilie Committee on Libraries A general debate ensued, after which the bill was laid on the table by a lest vote. The Senate than went into executive ses sion, and at 4 o'clock adjourned. House—The journal being read, the con sidetaiioii of die Florida Rutlroad Bill was resumed. Tire House then went into Committee and took up the Indian appropriation bill. Mr. Meachum made a speech in favor of protection lo domestic manufactures, going minutely into all the injurious tesullsof the act of 1646. Mr. Outlaw, one of the secetlers from the late Whig Caucus, justified his course on that occasion, and insisied that the Com promise resolutions were properly intro duced in that body. He would support no man for President who is not fully and un questionably committed to the Compromise measures. The Committee rose mid the House adjourned. Friday, June 11. Senate. — Mr. Soule offered a resolution re questing the Secretary of State to cotnmun ic ite to the Semite whatever information lie m iy have ahtiined in Mexico or elsewhere relative to the Gardiner claim. Adopted. The Senate went into executive session till half past 3, mid then adjuurited till Mon day. House.—The House went into Cummittee on the Indian Appropriation bill. Mr. Houston reported back the deficiency bill, with the Senate amendments. Atlj. Monday, June 14. Senate.—The Chair presented a report from the Secretary of the Treasury, in answer to the resolution relative to a ship canal across Flor ida. Mr. Sumner offered a resolution as to the expediency'of exempting vessels driven by storms, &c., from custom house regulations.— The resolution was adapted. House.—The House went into Committee, and took up the Indian Appropriation bill. Mr. Seymour, of New York, from commit tee on commerce, reported a hill making ap propriations for the improvement of certain rivers and harbors—referred to a Committee of the Whole on the slate of the Union.— House then adjourned. Later from Europe. The Baltic arrived at New York on Sun day, from Liverpool, with 77 passengers, and a large amount of freight. The news from England is of but little con sequence. Parliament was not sitting. The political affairs in France are quiet and the import returns sltuwed a great improve ment in trade. It is rumored ill Berlin that Neufcliatel will be given back to Prussia. Sir Harry Smith has returned from the Cape of Good Hope. The fighting there still continues. We have full details of the war in Burmah. Rangoon was taken after an assault that lasted three day3, and the magazine was blown up by a bomb shell. The Burmese loss was very severe. The cholera had broken out among the British troops. The floor of a building used temporarily as the Liverpool Corn Market fell in on Tues day, June 1st. About a hundred persons were in the room atthe lime, all of whom were pre cipitated into the cellar. Two men were killed, and many others were severely injured. The crops throughout England are luxuri ant. Between Liverpool and London the coun try is clothed with the richest wrdure, and similar accounts reach us frum other parts of the Island, and from Ireland, the wheat crop is especially thriving, and other grains, also potatoes, look well. The Freach news by this arrival is extreme ly meagre. Cotton market quiet. Flour and Corn firm —with an advance on Corn. Later from California. ARRIVAL OF THE ILLINOIS. Nearly Two Million Dollars in Gold. The steamer Illinois, from Aspinwall, ar rived at New Yotk, June 12, bring 500 pas sengers from California to May 18. The Illinois made the run in seveD days and five hours, the quickest running tune ever made. x We find very little news of interest in the San Francisco papers. The account previ ously received, ol a massacre of 150 Indians near Shasta, appears lo be fully confirmed, in all ils atrocity. Another-lndian expedition is being got up -at San Francisco, on the plan of the former one In El Dorado county. The oliject of tlie projectors is, lo lake the punishment of the Imliuns into their own hands. , , , Under the provisions of the act of the last legislature, Sir. Lolhrop on yesterday mad* claim helore Justice Fty to a negro man brought by him to this State in 1849, and who , |,ad left him some time since. Upon a hear ing and proof of the ownership of property, the negro was turned over lo Mr. Eatlirop, who nas started with him to the Atlantic Stutes. Every tiling pussetl off quiet and or derly; nothing like resistance being made to the due execution of the law. A disturbance bad occurred near Atcliin son’s Bar, in the vicinity of MarysvJle, be tween a party of Americans and Chinese milters, in which the latter were vanquished and driven off. A letter from the Mines, in a Sacramento paper of May 15, says, ‘Our news it cheering. A company in Oownieville ia taking out $1000 per day, and seem to think it only tolerably good work. There ia a good time coining.’ The Indians near Bidwell Bar, and at Siriuglown, met in n fight on the JOth of May, and half a dozen or more of them were killed. The whole number engaged was nearly 300. A meeting of miners was held at Foster's Bar, May 2d, when it was resolved that rtie Chinamen he requested to leave the pre cincts, and Atchison’s Bar, within four days. Business at San Francisco had been un usually dull for the previous month, ia con sequence of tbe higher range ot prices, but a revival and further advance in the prices of staple goods were speedily looked for. The- Weather had been throughout the season very propitious for agricultural opera tions, and a favorable crop ia looked ter.