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Bath,Thursday, Sept. 9,1832. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, Tuesday, November Second. Democratic Nominations. FOR PRESIDENT, FRANKLIN FIERCE. of new Hampshire:. FOR VICE PRESIDENT, WILLIAM R. KING, OF ALABAMA. FOR ELECTORS, RUFUS MclNTIRE, of Parsonsfield. JOHN C. TALBOT, Senior, of Machias. GEORGE F. SHEPLEY, of Portland. REUBEN LOWELL, of Chesterville. OLIVER MOSES, of Bath. DAVID RICHARDSON, of Canaan. ISAAC W. TABOR, of Houlton. STATE ELECTION, Monday, Sept. Thirteenth. FOR GOVERNOR, JOHN HUBBARD. For Representative to Congress, 4th District, Rufus K. J. Porter. Lincoln Nominations. For Senators, JOSEPH W. RUSSELL, HENRY INGALLS, JOHN II. CONVERSE, THOMAS O'BRIEN. For Clerk of Courts, SAMUEL VV. JACKSON. For County Treasurer, RICHARD W. TUCKER. For Registers of Deeds, Western Dis. LEMUEL 1IALL, Middle •• SILAS L. YOUNG, Eastern “ 1IEZEKIAH P. COOMBS. For County Commissioners, RODNEY C. JONES, GEORGE BABB. TO TOE DEMOCRATS OF MAli\E ! Next Monday The State of Miine, the Slate with the proud escutcheon, “Dirigo,” speaks at the ballot-box. Her citizens never came together . and deposiled the silent though omnipotent vote under greater responsibilities. Results of momentous importance are at stake. An attempt is being made to seduce into the wrong the Slats that almost always speaks for the right. Maine, the pole-star State—amid all the exciting political contests of the past found as true to her position as the bright North star of the firmament—Maine, where now, as in the past, all eyes are turned to witness the approaching struggle—conjured, entreated by the Democracy of the Union to prove herself now as in former times true as steel for the Democrrcy—on Monday next is to speak out the glad news of VICTORY or the dis heartening word DEFEAT. Democrats of Maine, Are you ready for the contest ? Every elec tion in 1852 has inspired courage for the future. The flag of the Democracy glori ously waves over Missouri, Iowa, North Car olina, and Arkansas, and shall not Maine bear aloft that flag ? Shall not Maine, labile even North Carolina, that old fortiess of whiggery, has shaken utf federalism and arrayed herself in the bridal robes of her new love, prove her self true to her first love * In the August elections not a State lias whiggery to boast over—its demise is beyond a doubt—and while its obsequies are followed by Vermont in black, Maine must start the p*an of Democratic tri umph. Democrats of Maine, Do you realize the importance of your posi tion* Do you know that the Democracy, in all parts of the Union, expect every Muiha democrat Ui do his duty ? Do you know that the success of our election in November, the glorious victory of PIERCE and KING, de pends in no small degree upon the result of the September election in Maine * It is even so. It is reiterated by the Democratic press in other States ; and you are urged to drop all side issues, now, if they must be deferred to another time, and sacrifice everything to the present crisis in our national alTairs. Will you fail to respond to the hopes and entreaties of the whole democracy* NO, YOU WILL ' NOT! Then Prepare lor tne Contest! If you have not attended to it, procure a list of your voters. Let a committee be appoint ed for every ward of every city, and in every town and plantation—see that the name of ev ery democratic voter is placed on the list—talk with every man—go after every man who fails ofbeing at the polls—and look out for whig tricks of every description. Let your check lists be prepared and your check men appoint ed—let your vote distributors be such men as cannot be cowered down or fought down by whig valiants, and let there be enough of them Watch with jealous eye the ballot-box—let every democrat who "bolts" regular nomina tions, be marked—he must be remembered who would sacrifice the great interests at stake at such a time as this. That is the sen timent of the democracy of the State—we must know now, and we shall want to know hereaf ter, who are the traitors. Recollect That the most important duty you have to per form is to re-elect JOHN HUBBARD.— Although it is of vital importance that we have our usual strength in the Legislature, the elec tion of our candidate for Governor, is the tiling and the only thing that can give the Democra cy of the Union the full benefit of a Victory in Maine ! On him, too, is to be poured the full vials of traitor wrath. Democrats, if yon were ever called upon, in all the emer gencies to which the party was ever forced, to go into the battle with martyr zeal, and untir ing, unflinching effort, you must do it row for JOHN HUBBARD’ Then to the Work! Begin now. Do not put off anything for an hour. The time is short. Be conciliatory and save every democrat it is possible to save. l)o not exasperate. Let every man kuow you are at work for the cause—for the good of the whoi.b. We s»y again, put a vole for Hubbard into the hand of every man. If you ever knew what it Was to work, work now ! \\ e tell you the democracy of New Hamp shire, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio are now looking to Maine. The Democracy of the whole country look to you. They hope to hear the news of VICTORY from Maine.— Do not disappoint them, and A Iff. W ILL BE WELD Democrats Everywhere “ Expert every Maine Democrat to do his Duty.” The buttle cry of the immortal Nelson was, “England expects every man to do his duty !" Under the unconquerable enthusiasm of such a motto, victory was made certain to British arms. Democrats of the “Dirigo” State —the eyes of the Democracy of the Union, from the granite hills of New Hampshire to the fertile vales of the sunny South, are fixed on you ; and Democrats everywhere expect that on the thirteenth day of the pres ent month, the unterrilied, unflinching, relia ble, and unconquerable Democrats of Maine WILL DO THJEiU DUTY ! We entreat you, in view of the superiority of dem ocratic principles and the need of their enforce ment and success—in view of the old fame and virtue of Maine democracy—in view of the vast consequences at stake in our national canvass affecting the election of FKAKK MX FIERCE — in view of the old truism, ‘‘as goes Maine, so goes ihe Uni on”—in view of the humiliation of a misera ble deleat, and the honor accruing to Maine from a GLORIOUS VICTORY—to take hold, one and all, and SAVE THE STATE ! ! Read the following from the Boston Post, and see the responsibility of your position : The general election is soon —on the thir teenth—to talie pluce in Maine. Recent circumstances have given the whigs here hopes that ilieir Maine friends will be able to carry the state, and hence they ure un commonly busy in magnifying differences of opinion among democrats into quarrels, ami doing all (hey can to multiply them. This is Ilieir game, fur they know that the Maine democracy when united ure invulnerable. At such a crisis, however, (lie sterling de mocracy of Maine owe it to themselves and anti to their friends abroad, to disappoint these stimulators of disunion, and unite in solid column against their political oppo nents. They occupy u fine position in the presidential battle. They constitute a brig ade of the grand democratic army in the van of theconllict. They can honor it themselves, and thus cheer and encourage their friends over the Union by sending them a noble ac count, or they can dishonor it and disappoint their expectations. Which will they do?— The Legislature 10 he chosen will elect a Senator. Will they send to Washington one who will sustain the democratic adniin istratioti, or will they send a whig ? These are the questions Maine will answer on the thirteenth. How will she answer them ? Maine will no more vote for Scott than 1 New Hampshire will; hoili will occur when i ■ lie Greek Kalends come; hut democrats j over the Union will appeal to ilieir brethren in Maine to indicate this by democratic 1 majorities in this September election. De- \ pend, Maine democrats! if you don't Hog ! the Scott ties tins mouth, every Scutl orator ! in the laud will aver, in every stump speech to every village gathering, that you can't do it in November. Now do you want to give enemies of the democratic cause, uf Pierce and King, such cheer as litis? Do yon mean It) aid and abet them in this contest alter this fashion? Say: do you want Maine to be held up as a Scott state all over this broad ! Union! If you don’t, then, like good dem ocrats everywhere else, go together, put j democratic majorities into the legislature, i eleci your ticket out and out, and thus cover yourselves with honor. Bui we feel that there is injustice done the Maine democracy by even supposing there is any danger iliat they will not rally round llie democratic flag. Tliey have too much love ol the good old cause mil to do it.— They have too strong a desire to share the glory of electing the first New England democrat to the presidency, not to do it.— Nobly and promptly did her delegation come in to the nomination of Pierce ; and she and New Hampshire said to their New England brothers, we direct the way. ^nd in due time slate alter state followed on, and the whole democracy, led by Virginia, united on a New England man as the candidate for the presidency. Maine now is alone, hut New Hampshire eyes and THE EYES OE DEMOLRA IS EVERYWHERE are on her! They look to see her direct I lie way honorably, successfully, gloriously, in the great battle; 10 ratify at the polls the siaud taken by her delegation at the Baltimore convention. Surely she will not disappoint them. Let the motto of Maine democrats he, EVERYTHING FOR THE CAUSE, and they will come out in victory. Look out for Whig Tricks! A party that will lie as the whigs have about Frank Pierce and Gov. Hubbard, will need watching at the polls. Some of them are ready to swear that General Pierce has served a year at Sing Sing, and Gov. Hubbard narrowly escaped Thomaslon ! Look out for them. The most despicable slanders will be retailed about Gov. Hubbard. They will convey low insinuations of his temperance principles, and many of them will declare that he offered them a glass of brandy within six weeks. They will tell the Indian story that was manufactured by a notorious whiglet cn the Kennebec, we know who, a man that would find it difficult to tell the truth, if he could scramble together virtue enough to un dertake it. Some democrats have been en deavoring to trace these slanders to their source, and have invariably found their origin in just such a despicable source as this. Then look out on election day for whig tricks and lies of every description. If you find them at this dirty work, refer the subjects of their de ception to those distinguished and highly re spectable whigs of Hallowell, H. VV. Paine, and S. K. Gilman, Esqs. * Betting. “ I'll bet a thousand dollars on North Car olina, a thousand dollars on Kentucky, a thou sand dollars on Tennessee, a thousand dollars on Louisiana,” said a whig the other day.— Aow that had a large sound, but it was “all in your eye.” The man could not raise the first thousand, the best he could do. But that is the game. Show ihe whigs the utter im possibility of the election of Scott, and their sovereign argument with Democrats is, “I’ll bet.” That is their great argument, and when they find a Democrat ready for them, (some democrats bet) they will protest it is contrary to their moral standard. It j3 a|i ,,f a piece with the whig brow-beating svstem of tactics. The fact is, when pushed to it, they back out and won’t risk a dollar on Scott. A Democrat in the Eastern Argna has kept an advertisement standing In that paper fur Weeks, offering to cover $500 on the election of Scott, and pay the whig who will pnt the mon ey up FIFTY DOLLALS PREMIUM. That whig cannot be found. We go against betting. It is bad business, any way. But it is sometimes necessary to use whig arguments to shut up the mouths of whig boasters. A Stolen “Plank.” The whigs in one of the Keunebec cities, have hoisted a flag with “Protection to Home Industry” lettered on one side, and “Kqual rights to every American citizen,” on the oth er.- This would be all very well if the two mottu3 were not antagonistic. The idea of equal rights to the producer and consumer, while government pays a premium taken from the pockets of the consumer to build up giant corporations under the name of protection to “home industry,” is a humbug. The equal rights under such circumstances are about on a j par with the? equal rights of the aristocrats and plcbians of Kngland. There is another trouble about this flag.— The free sobers claim the plank “Kqual rights to every American citizen” as stolen from their platform. The whigs, some of them, get out of that difficulty by saying they “they did not mean to include niggersWhat will Gree ley say to that ? Others say the man that got up the mottos is an ignoramus, and does not keep posted up on whig principles. Very likely, though he has been chasing them now till he is but a shadow, and he is great on a chase. Our Nomination for Congress. lion. Rufus K. J. Porter is the very man who ought to go to Congress from the Fourth District. Kennebec is going to give him a “whacking” vote. It is a hard dose for even the Whigs in Kennebec to swallow a man so much opposed to the local interests of the Kennebec valley that he wants to see the grans groic in the streets of Augusta, Uallowcll, Gar diner, Richmond and Bath. Hundreds of whigs can't go for S. P. Benson. Then, demo crats of Bath, Phipsburg. Topsham, Richmond, and liowdoin, don't be behind your brethren in the up-river towns and cities, but take hold with them, and let's give old Kennebec a cer tificate of respectable standing by electing, yes, electing to Congress that native son of old Lin coln, a gentleman of high character, sound judgment and reliable democracy—Hon. Ru fus K. J. Porter, of New Portland. Mr. Porter was a member of the State Sen ate for two sessions. Our acquaintanceWith him, says the Age, is for the most part limited to that period. He was a valuable member, highly esteemed for his courteous manners and gentlemanly deportment, as well as respected for his vigorous intellect, sound judgment, close application to business and devotion to the interests of his district and the State at • large. Our Senatorial Nominations. The Age notices as follows our candidates 1 for the Senate in Lincoln : I Mr. Ingalls and Mr. Converse are both 1 lawyers, and men of a high order of talents. ' If elected, they will, we dare say. do credit i to themselves ami good service to the Slate , in the Legislative balls. Mr. O Brien was a representative from j Tliomaston in ttie last Legislature, and was j 1 a good working member, ever on the look 1 1 out lor the interest of Lis constituents and < of ilie State. J , Mr. Russell we know personally, us a | ( man of excellent abilities, a good lawyer, ] , and a sound, consistent and reliable demo crat, He was Inrnterly and lor many years, j it resident cl Kennebec roomy, where lie litis 1 (lone knight’s service in the democratic j I ranks—always fan 11 fill ami true to ilie cause. 1 <t Me lias tinriouhttully carried wills him to his : , new home in Lincoln, the same rii>titi2iii»li- ! 1 in? traits of character. The democracy ol * Lincoln will find in him an able and faithful 1 representative of their principles, as well ns 1 of the material interests of ihe county. i J t Democrats of Lincoln, let us take hold and 1 ( make the election of our Senators sure. It is 1 only when wc are remiss in duty that \vc fail. We can elect our Senatorial ticket. Let us do : it It may turn out that Old Lincoln saves 1 the Senate. i __ < The Plurality Law. ! Let every democrat remember at the coming election that many of the officers are elected by a plurality instead of a majority ; arid il is of Ihe greatest importance to secure every , vote. See to it lltat every democratic voter is ; j at the pulls, and furnished with the right ticket, j ] Ballots ! Ballots! * Towns which have not got a supply of bal- 1 lots fur the regular candidates, should order 1 them forthwith. There is no time to be lost. It is the duty of the Town Committees to see ' to this matter. \\re ran print tlie name of the candidate for j Town Representative at the bottom of the tick et at very short notice, whenever orders to that effect are sent from any town. One Vote! L Recollect the importance of one vote. It | i has often accomplished wonders. One vote | < will elect as well as a hundred. Then do not stay away from the polls. Find out who of your fellow democrats arc absent. Send af ter them II a man cannot conveniently leave his business to vote, take him by the arm and lead him politely to the ballot-box.— 1 Ifhe don't like to walk, provide him with a 1 carriage. Patriotism will pay the bills. You must not lose a democratic vote if it can be got at within thirty miles. Democrats, Recollect that you are fighting under the eye of your leader. From our sister state, New Hampshire, he looks with interest upon the Maine election. lie knows the true con dition of affairs, and others of other States know it. They know the duty of every demo crat in the present crisis. Then go into the battle manfully—give up your dislikes if you have any, and, knowing that you are fighting for the success of the great Democuatic Pab ty op the Nation, determine to DO with your might. IQ2" The whigs are making a desperate ef fort to secure the Legislature. Meet them at every point. Let them not steal a march on you. Elect every regularly nominated Sena tor and Representative if hard work will do it. You must not overlook the Legislature. 0C7* The Vermont election look place Inst TuesJay. It is needless to add that Holland was taken hy the Dutch. t»5" Will our friends send us early returns of the election on Monday. (jg$“ If the whigs of this city calculate to fur nish a man to represent Bath in the next Leg islature, we hope they will give us somebody that can talk. Wo would rather have a talk ing whig than one you cannot find anywhere. Commencement. The semi-centennial anniversary and the Commencement at Brunswick took place last week. The town was full. The cars came in crowded, and hundreds upon hundreds were obliged to seek accommodation* at private houses. The Tontine was running over, and such a crowd, in the memory of the oldest in habitant, was never seen in that quiet village. The exercises of the semi-centennial anni versary, on Tuesday, were a welcoming speech in the chapel by Pres. Woods, an address by Nehemiah Cleaveland, a poem by ltev. Eph raim Peabody, and an essay upon classical ed ucation by Judge Tenney. The dinner came off under a pavilion on the College grounds. Hon. George Evans pre sided. Remarks were made at the board by a number of the old graduates, and a compli ment to the Stale of New Hampshire was re sponded to in an elegant manner by Gen Pierce who i3 a graduate of Bowdoin. The festivities of the day closed with an illumina tion of the College buildings and the ringing of bells. The performances of the graduating class Commencement day, Wednesday, were highly creditable to the young gentlemen composing that class. The church was crowded with beauty, dignity and wisdom enough to show that the Stale is safe. It would be a difficult matter to draw a comparison between the dif ferent elTorts of the graduating class—where each was so good it is hard to fix upon the best —but the “ Conflict of Great Principles,” by Mr. Wells ot Portland, w'as second to none. An oration before the P. B. K. was deliv ered on the forenoon of Thursday, by Pres. Alien, of Girard College. We did not hear the first part of the oration, but listened to enough to convince us that it was upon the aloud and spirit of the American people, and 1 capital oration loo. Mr. Allen is a graduate if old Bowdoin, of whom she need not he ishamed. He ciled the case of the mao push ing a wheelbarrow across North America, and tarrying freight at one dollar the pound, as an nslance of American character. It of course irought down the house. But what gave additional interest to the ex treises and festivities of the occasion, was the iresence of Frank Pierce, the next Presi l.-nt of the United States. Everybody was ileased with his appearance. He had the learing of an accomplished gentleman and scholar, and the outward evidence of the Hick iry spirit within. Ah, the grasp of the hand if such a Democrat is worth a pilgrimage. Adjournment of Congress Congress has at length adjourned, after a ession of more than nine months. Both hous es adjourned on the 31st ult.,in accordance vith a resolution to that effect, passed some veeks since. During the past session many ubjects of interest to the country have been liscussed and passed upon, entitled to the ap irobation of the people. There is one topic, lowever, which has engrossed to a great de ;rce its attention, and which has become coin non at the session preceding the Presidential lection, it would be advantageous to thecoun ry if hereafter dispensed with. We mean the iractiee of members indulging in personal [uarrels, and in long political speeches, which lobody cares for or reads, and which for the aost pint have as little relation to the subject r business ostensibly under discussion, as a odiish has to it meeting house. This has be ome a crying evil, and it is time that those fhotn the people send to legislate for them at Vashington, should attend to the duties for illicit they are elected, and reserve their po iticai efforts for the conventions, barbecues, nd meetings of their different parties and the icople themselves. This would have the effect f shortening the sessions, and securing much iceded attention to the affairs of the nation. Much of the business of the session was, as isuul, crowded into the last two weeks. In xecutive session of the Senate, several nomi latior.s were confirmed. Mr. Hall, recently ’ostmaster General, and who distinguished his dministration by a complete disarrangement nd inefficiency in the post office department, 9 confirmed for the Judgeship vacated in the lecease of Judge Conklin. Never do we re ollect a Postmaster General whose retirement 9 viewed with such universal satisfaction as udge Hall. Samuel D. Hubbard, of Connec icut, whig, was confirmed as Postmaster Gen ial. John T. Towers has been appointed and onfirmed as a superintendent of public print ng. Gen. Wilson’s nomination as California and commissioner was rejected by the Senate. In the Senate a Committee was appointed to it during the recess, and examine into al eged frauds upon the revenue under the pres nt tariff; Messrs. James, Shields, Bright, Dawson and Bell arc the Committee. The ivil and diplomatic appropriation bill, post oute bill, naval appropriation and many other >ills were signed, and after the usual formali ies the Senate adjourned. The House received reports from the Com niitees of Conference, and transacted such lusincss as was essential to be accomplished, ind at the time #agrecd upon adjourned sine lie. There was some confusion, but every hing terminated with good feeling oil the part if the members. The New Postage Law. The new Postage Law was approved on ilunday, Aug. 30th, and is to go into opera ion September 30ih. It is generally consid ■red to be an improvement. The following ire its essential provisions : 1. Newspapers, periodicals, unsealed circu ars and other primed matter, weighing not iver three ounces, pay one cent each, to any tart of the United States, or half of that rate, laid quarterly or yearly, in advance. The ame kind of matter weighing not over one tnd a half ounces, half the above rates. 2. Newspapers, &c., not weighing more han one and a half ounces, can be sent to any iart of the Stale where published, at half the ihove rales, i. c. as we understand it, for one lalf a cent not prepaid, and one-quarter of a :ent if prepaid ; though this point is not entire y clear. 3. Small newspapers, periodicals and print id sheets, in packages of 8 ounces at least, to me address, if prepaid, are to pay but half a sent per ounce. 4. Transient matter must he prepaid or iharged double postage, or two cents for every sheet. 5. Weekly newspapers free in the county of publication. Ij 0. Bills lor newspapers, and receipts fur pay ments of moneys therefore, may be enclosed in subscribers’ papers; but nothing else, and no writing or printing, inside or outside, ex ;ept the address, under penalty, of paying let ter postage. 7. Exchanges between newspaper publish irs free. 8. Books, bound or unbound, of not more than four pounds each, one cent per ounce, tin ier three thousand miles, and two cents over that distance. Fifty per cent, to be added when not prepaid. Under this new law, the postage of the Times, if paid quarterly in advance will be per year (in the County, free) in the Stale, and the United States, 26 cents. Whig Pamphlets The whigs are industriously engngcd in cir culating cheap pamphlets, for electioneering ! purposes, with such titles as “Why am I a W hig r” “Ireland's Miseries.” “The Tariff Question,” and “The Life of Gen. - Scott,” highly colored. The New York Herald, allud ing to this kind of trash says : Jltil that which is relied upon ns possess ing the greatest virtue ol all, is, ‘Why nm I n Whig—by Horace Greeley.’ Wedon’tsee why several oilier tracts of equal interest to the public, and in the same style as the lat ter, should not be immediately written and issued, so as to avail in the coming election. Sucb tracts for instance, by the same writer, as ‘Why I am a Fourieiite,’ ‘Why I sport ! such a shocking white hat,’ ‘Why I wear such a long-tailed coat,’ ‘Why I have such a penchant for stuffing or.e leg of my old pants down my boot,’and others of equal j importance ami philosophic beuring would doubtless go off with as great a furore ns ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin,’ or the ‘Forest Divoree ! Case; anti it they would not succeed in ele vating ‘old Chapultepec’ to the Presidency, ' they would at ail events fully answer the publisher’s ends, by bringing money into Ins purse. Shall we have an immediate is sue of these interesting literary works !— The tract of‘Why I am a Whig,’ is entirely uuneeded to enlighten the public. Every one knows why the writer is a Whig; it is because lie makes a little money out of his position, by the sale of suclt political pam phlets. Jackson and Pierce. The Concurd Patriot thus conclusively dis poses of one of the most recent Roorbacks against Gen. Pierce: The very latest charge made against General Pierce is, that lie began life a federalist. The Albany Journal, Uostun Atlas, and other reck less federal papers are tireulaflj^ this ridicu lous story. They say that he ‘ helped, to de feat Jackson, when he first Tan for the Presi dency.’ Gen. Pierce was but twenty years ol age, but he was then a ‘ Jackson man.’ His father was oneof the original supporters of Jack son in this Slate ; and the son was from the start an enthusiastic supporter of Old Hickory. His first vote in a Presidential election was for him; and he was active and influential in his support. In a word, Gen. Pierce never was anything hut a Democrat; it never was in his nature to be anything else ; he never voted any other than the Democratic ticket. lie inheri ted this Democracy—it was horn in him ; his progenitors, on both sides, were revolutionary Democrats, and supporters of Jefferson and Madison ; his patriotic and gallant old father would have disowned him, if he had apostatiz ed even for a day from political principles in support of which he had fought and suffered so much. Cot,. Benton and General Pierce.—In ; a recent speech at Haconville, Colonel Renton j says : — “He preferred Pierce to any of those who were thrown away in the Raltimore convention. He said Mr. Pierce was a gentlemanly man, he knew him well—was a good democrat, as was his father. Resides, the office sought him, not he the office.” That don’t look much like Old Bullion sup i porting Scott, assume of the whig papers af fect to believe he will. j j Liquor Cases.—Francis Holmes was con j victed of selling liquor contrary to law, on Fri day last, and sentenced by Judge Smith to pay a fine of $10 and costs. William McLaughlin was also convicted of llie same offence, and sentenced to pay a fine of $20 and costs. Second offence. On Saturday, John Sltayes was fined $20 and costs, for the same offence. Second con viction. WilliamS. Rennett, was also brought up for trial, on the charge of selling liquor, this being the third offence. Sentenced to pay a fine of $20 and costs, and to be imprisoned in the County jail three months. From this judgment he appealed, and gave bonds in the sum of $200. Arkansas Election.—The Democrats as usual have done nobly in Arkansas. The leg islature is democratic, by a very large majori ty, and Conway's majority will be at least from two to three thousand. Good for Ar kansas. M. R. Hill, Esq., late Speaker of the Senate of Tennessee, has declined the post of elector in the 9th district, for which he had been nominated. He says “ too much dissatis 1 faction exists in regard to the nomination oj ' Scott." A Literary Candidate !—A Texas whig editor in announcing the nomination of Scott and Graham, says ;— Mr. Graham is well known to the political and literary world, more especially to the lit erary, he having for some years back been en gaged in publishing Graham's Magazine, which as a literary work stands unequalled in i America. Getting Interesting.—The Scott and Graham whig delegation to Worcester, on their return from the convention, in passing the 1 “ Webster Headquarters,” in Tremont Street, ' Boston, gave vent to their indignant feelings, by a furious hissing, which the Websterites returned by groans for Scott—a pleasing evi dence ot the united and brotherly feeling per j vading the whig ranks. Cuba.—Rumors of expected revolution in Cuba are continually reaching us, and many arrests of suspected persons, are still made by the authorities. It is to be hoped that those of our countrymen who deeply sympathize with the native population in their desire to rid themselves of the tyranny and oppression ol Spain, will not peril their lives against such odds as did those of the recent expedition tu that island. A short time now will show 1 whether there is any real foundation for the I reports so extensively circulated of a deep and wide spread conspiracy to rid the Island of the ! Spanish rule, which has crushed it to earth, I and destroyed in a measure its liberty and prosperity. Shark Caught.—Some young men of S. Boston, captured a shark on Tuesday, meas uring four feet in length. So says the South Boston Gazette. New York Costal Palace.—The New .York Evening Bftst, judging from the design, scales that the l*w York Crystal Palace will probably be more beautiful than the one ol London, though not so large. It will be built of iron and glas3 entirely. jy We take pleasure in calling the atten tion of our readers to the advertisement of Sawyer & Magoun. Any one in want of a good Piano Forte will hardly fail of being suit ed at this establishment. Call and see. A Minister’s Opinion. Rev. Mr. Drummond, Orthodox Congrega tionalism of Lewiston, was at Commencement at Brunswick, and saw Frank Pierce. Mr. Drummond is one of your odd kind of charac ters, but a clergyman of the highest order of talent, and one of the smartest pulpit orators in Maine. Right glad to find such a man going in for Frank Pierce, we copy his description of him from the Lewiston Falls Journal: Among the speakers was Gen. Pierce, the | candidate for the Presidency. lie is a man of ! good countenance and pleasant address, and made a brief and very acceptable speech. He, as a matter of course, was the observed of all observers, and bore the scrutiny quite uncon sciously. On one point we feel quite sure—it is this, that he is not a man of intemperate habits, as he is reported to be. If he it, his countenance betrays no signs of it. We should take him to be a kind and amiable man, of very good powers. We dare say he will make a very respectable President. We hope so, both for his own, his country’s, and old Bow doin's sake. Nominations for tiie Legislature.— I At ihu democratic caucus in Augusta on i Friday evening last, Hon. Reuel Williums and Lot M. Morrell, Esq., were nominated for the legislature. It is, under all circum stances, the best nomination we have heard | of, and is bound to succeed at the polls. In Mnllowell, the wliigs found the demo crats so wide uwake, and likely to succeed, that they were astonishingly frightened.— Thereupon they threw overboard half a doz on anxious aspirunts, and are about nomina ting one of the most unexceptionable wltigs in Kennebec County, to represent that city i in the next legislature. It would not be very strange if they get defeated, after all! The democrats of Saco have nominated Hon. Jo’hn Sltepley. Villainous.—A fellow named Edward Broughton, was arrested in Plymouth, Ct., on the 24th ult., for placing obsl ructions on the Naugatnc Railroad. The obstruction, which consisted of rocks, logs, planks, &c., placed in different places upon the road, were seen by a young man and removed in season to prevent injury to the trains. But for this the destruc tion of life must have been appalling, as sev i eral large stones were on the track within fif teen feet of a bridge, and upon an embankment of twenty feet in height. OT The Elliot House in this city is now being fitted up for stores, offices, &c. Messrs. Kendall, Richardson & Co., the enterprising owners, will occupy one oflhe stores as a ship chandlery establishment. Or" The New Brunswicker says the Liquor Law will positively go into effect in that Prov ince on the 1st of June ; and that the Queen had no voice in the matter, it being purely of a local nature. Democratic Gathering in Pennsylva nia.—The democratic gathering at Reading, Pa., on Saturday iasi, was the largest ever witnessed in that section of tlie Stale. One irain from Philadelphia carried 1900 persons. The whole number present was about 9000. Hon. James Buchanan was chosen Presi dent, with numerous Vice Presidents and Secretaries. Spirited addresses were made by 11 on. Messrs Buchanan, S. A. Douglas, Lowe, Bales, LeGrund, Shields arid Houston, and a series of resolutions endorsing the ua lionai ami Siam nominations were adopted. Another Steamboat Uisaster.—Anoth er terrible steamboat disaster occurred on the Hudson river, on Saturday last, at Saa gerties, some fifteen miles below Hudson. I The Reindeer, from New York, arrived at that place about ball' past one o'clock, P. M., landed ihe passengers w ho were to stop I here, and was just drawing in ihe gangway plunk, when the pipe culled the Connection of the : Return Flues, burst, causing ihe death ol 27 1 persons, and injuring a number of others. ___ DZ/~ Fred. E. Shaw, Esq., of Orland, for merly of this city, is the democratic candi date for County Attorney in lluncock Coun ty. He is one of the best democrats that ever breathed, anil Hancock will full m our estimation if he is not elected. The mackerel have struck off into deeper water within a few days. A friend, who, by . the way, is little acquainted with the habits of this fish, suggests that the circumstance may be owing to the appearance of Frank Pierce so near the coast.—Mirror. Yes, and the whig party will get struck into deep water by Frank Pierce next November— : so deep as to be below resurrection. Look out i ye little office-tinkers ! I 1 The New York Minor, a federal paper editeJ by one of Filmore’s officials, seems to to look upon the election of Gen. Pierce as a fixed fact. It says:— ‘ Granting that other candidates may be stalled to divide the democratic vole —still, when it is considered that the Democrats lia-ve a lurge nmjoriiy in the Uniuii, and there is such palpable evidences of indifference or opposition to Gen.Fcoit in the wing ttttiks—tlie very floating vote llini elected Harrison and Taylor will ride upon the i:de where success seems certain. The wing mass convention at Lundy's Lane was not from all accounts we can gather equal to the meeting at Hillsborough, albeit all of Gen. Scott’s immense military prestige, the novelty of a visit lo Niagara, and the carte blanche of free tickets oy steamboat and rail-, road were shovelled in to heap tip the meas ure.’ (C7” Hon. Orin Fowler, member of Con gress from Massachusetts, died at Washing ten on Friday evening last. He was sick but five days. tgg- F. P. stands for Frank Pierce, Faith fnl Patriot and Fourteenlti Poesident. VV. vj. stands lor Winfield Scuti, Weak Soup and Won’t Suit. New Yore. — Hon. Horatio Seymour lias been re-nominated ns the democratic candi date for Governor. (jet- Gen. Scott and his family are at West Point, where they will remain a short time, to enable him to recruit himself. [C7” At the democratic gathering in Read ing, Pa., it was estimated that from 15,000 to 20,000 persons were present. The great est enthusiasm prevailed. Pennsylvania is safe for Pierce and King. Powder Mill Explosion.—The powder mills belonging to John Garkiu, Esq., at ^en’ ninglon, N.H expluded on the morning of the 28th ull., at three o’clock. Loss from 2,000 to $3,000. R is the fifth explosion that has occurred in Mr. Carkfn’a establishment within some fifteen years. The hmldiogs de stroyed this time were the kernelling and pul verizing mills. The rain, so abundant in this section, has al so been enjoyed in Massachusetts, New Hamp shire and Vermont. Bloody Affair in Charlestown. About eight o’clock on Saturday evening, one of the most exciting and tragic affairs occurred in Charlestown Mass., that lias tak en place for yeurs. A man named .Inmes Mahoney, who lives in Mason street, while in a fit of delirium tremens, leapetl out of bed, and seizing u sharp pruning knife, rushed into an adjoin ing room, and attacked art Irishman named Jchn Calnatt, inflicting a terrible stub in his abdomen, which will it is feared, prove fatal. Mrs. Mahoney rushed into the street, and her cries of murder attracted a large concourse of people in the vicinity of the house in which the deadly assault was committed.— The crowd iacreased, and ill a few moments the madman dashed through an open win dow on the first floor, armed with the mur derous weapon. Persons iu the crowd were terrified by his appenrance, ami rushed in every direction, while the mailman made an attack upon them, using his bloody knife in cutting right and left all who were before him. Mr. Joseph Hiinnewell, who was attracted to the spot with others, received a severe stab in the groin, which it is feared will prove fetal. Mr. McLaughlin, who lives in Boston, wns walking with a Indy near the scene, when Mahoney approached with uplifted knife. Mr. McLaughlin, seeing that escape was impossible, with great presence of mind uverled the blow about to be indicted upon the Indy, and which would doubtless have proved fatal, by springing before iter and telling her to run for her life; anil in saving the ludy, he wns struck down by a blow trout the weapon, in his groin, which sev ered a large artery, and inflicted a ghastly wound, which it is feared will prove fatal. The lady took the proffered urm of a gen tleman, and hastened away, unconscious of the injury sustained by Mr. McLuughlin.— The inauiuaii, wtio was still using his knife, cauglu a glimpse of her, and pursued her again. She ran am! hid behind a hogshead in a yard ill Bow street, but haJ hardly taken that position when Mahoney enlerd the yard in pursuit of her, and wns at one lime with in a tew feet of her. She managed to escape without injury. urte u nurn received a stab in the abdo men, nnij another of the same name was stubbed in the thigh, and though in both cases-the wounds are very severe, neither of them will probably prove fatal. One Mahan, an irishman, received a se vere wound in the lower region ol the buck. Several persons whose names we did not learn, were slightly injured. He made a pass at a lady, but although tier dress was cm she was not wounded. A watchman employed at the Fitchburg depot was cut in the arm. Alt Itishnian named Jetetniah McCarthy was cut in the hand. John Donovan was wounded in the arm. A hoy employed in the provision store of Lttdd 8c Jones, was stabbed in tho thigh. Mahoney rushed into the City Marshal's office, having thrown away his knile, and Constable Sanderson seized him and con lined him in the lock up. In attempting to dress the prisoner, officer Sanderson received a severe blow, either from Mahoney's toot or fist. Mahoney is a gardner, and has generally been regarded as a peaceable man. Ol late he has at times been insane from some cause —probably from intoxication. On Friday night he entered his wile's room with it hatchet in his liuiiil, declaring he would kill her, Inn she nniicipnled no hum), and con sequently gave no intimation to the police. During the evening Mahoney was cou veyed to the East Cambridge jail. At a late hour yesterday afternoon, the wounded port tea were mote comfortable.— Journal. ELEVEN DAYS LATER Prom California. j ARRIVAL OFTiIE DAJVIEL WEBSTER. I THE SHIP STAFFORDSHIRE SAFE. Nkw Orleans, Sepr.t4. The steamship Daniel Wt h-ler arrived here lo-dtiy I'rutii Stilt Juan, Nicaragua, with eleven il.iys lu • er »nltIhgtmce from £>an Francisro. The steam-hip Northern Light left San Juan on ihe 29th of August, with 250 pas sengers. The California News possess several fea tures of inieresi, the most cheering of which is the aniiuuiiceriieiit of ihe safety of the dipper ship rrt.iffiinlshire, winch arrived at Sau Fianeisco, alter a passage of 100 days from Boston. Magnificent funeral obsequies in honor of Henry Clay, had taken place tit Sail Francisco. Five hundred Chinese were in ; the pioressioti. The Hon. Edward Gilbert was killed in a duel with Gen. Denver at San Francisco. The milling intelligence, owing to the dry ness of the season, is less favorable, bin rich discoveries of gold have been made on Klaw atte, Salmon and Rogue rivers. The U. S. frigate Sr. Lawrence had ar med at Sari Francisco. Oregon dates are to the 8th of Augusr.— A spec'll session of the Legislature, lasting lour days, had been held, but adjourned with out transacting any huisness of importance. Consul R ce has returned to Acapulco and re-opened his office. Later from Europe. The steamer Artie arrived at New York on Sunday evening, w ith Liverpool dates to the 25th tilt, and 1/6 passengers, among whom is Madame Son lag and several distinguished vo calists. Cotton quiet. Flour moderate, and Ameri can products generally are easy. During the week, to the 22d, ten ships in cluding the Great Britian steamer, of the ag gregate of 9,960 tons, sailed from the port of Liverpool for Australia with 3000 immigrants. The letter of Mr. Webster to Capt. Jewett is published in the London papers and excites a good deal of interest. The Times in partic ular is very severe on Mr. Webster’s course. The money article of the Times, however, of the 24th states that there was a further decline in Peruvian stock on that day, the decided ac | tion of the American Government in connec ■ tion with the guano deposiles at the Lobos I Islands having caused several calls. Within a few weeks a new elfon hnslieen made to explore the wreck of the British frigate Plumper, which was sunk near Dtp pet Harbor, about half way between East port and St. John, N. B., with some seventy five lives, and from $50,000 to $100,000 in specie, in 1815. The wreck lies forty-two feel lielow the surface ot the water, is of course much decayed, and the adventurous explorers had to overturn the washings of sand, &c„ which cover her, some six feet tielow the hottiini. They have brought up $220 in Spanish silver, mostly wholes and halves, the actiuu of the sen having made then) lighter than the original weight, and they were blackened as if by powder, having evidently been taken from the powder mag azine. Remnants of pistols, grape shot, &c., were also brought up. and as a sal* accom paniment, many human skulls. The [tatty will continue its explorations for the present. New Orleans, Sept. 4. During the terri ble earthquake which occurred at Santiago on the 29th of August, every building in the place was more or less injured, and several were en tirely destroyed. Sixteen lives were lost by the calamity. The inhabitants had generally sought refuge on hoard the shipping. The loss is estimated at $1,500,000. Right la tie Paint. The Argus, in giving an accuuut of the commencement at Brunswick, and of General Pierce as one of the visitors, remarks that the impression made upon the public mind is that he is an accomplished gen tleman and scholar, and a thorough derouorat ; and that the whigs are lying most atrociously about him. The governor of Massachusetts, has direct ed that the election to fill the vacancy occa sioned hy the death of Robert Ranioul, Jr., in the 32d congress, in the 2d district, be held on the 8th November next.