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nationality ; while war on our foreign popu
lation and a particular sect is British tory in origin and in principle. The fathers of this republic never thought of so narrow a business as to object to the signature of Charles C'ar •"fiiti of Carrollton, to the declaration of inde pendence because he was a Catholic; or to the use of the service of the brave Montgom ery because be was an Irishman ; and to them have succeeded a roll of illustrious Americans who have been Catholics. The great and comprehensive patriot, Andrew Jackson, nev er thought of letting so unworthy a considera tion, as that he was a Catholic, prevent Judge -Taney"-s .nomination as chief justice of the United States ; and whoever objected to the service of the gallant iSeuator Shields, on the plains of Mexico, Itecausc he was an Irish man. But the introduction of the sect ele ment or the race element .into politics—ap peals to a sect or against a sect, as such—can not be too strongly deprecated. It is a policy deeply violative of the spirit of our institu tions. It is at war with the principles of our federal constitution and hostile to a true American nationality. It tends to create dis trust where should be confidence ; hatred, where should'’ be fraternity ; and violence where should be amity. Indeed, nothing can be more anti-American than that course of ” “fiction which tends to make, and to perpetuate ;n distinction between citizens native born and those wirorn Providence has cast on these shores.—Boston Post. (Shtslcrn Chius. BATH, JULY 27, 1854. r DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION. FOR GOVERNOR, ALBION K. PARRIS. Proscription of Foreigners. It would appear from the excited state of the public mind on the question of the rights and citizenship of foreigners, that we are to be cursed with a war of races and sects al most equal to the wars of caste in India.— Churches are blown up and burned down by mobs, and the poor Catholic is hunted as were the Waldenses of France. This is a singular ■state of things in a free country, under a gov ernment, where, as Jefferson said, should e^ ist “equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion, religion or poli tics.” Our early patriots, Washington, Pat rick Henry, Adams and Jefferson thought they had founded a government that would afford equal protection to all, and that here the op pressed of all nations would find an asylum and a home. Jefferson said “every citizen has an equal right to the honor and confidence of his fellow citizens, resulting not from birth, but from his actions.” The great leading idea of the patriots of the Revolution was the establishment of a government where the op pressed of all lands could find protection, a na tion which should offer to the victim of Euro pean despotism a land of refuge. This is true American nationality—broad, comprehen sive. generous, just ; and contrasted with that narrow, selfish idea that would wall in the Republic and deny its blessings to those whose misfortune it w as to be horn outside, is %s the broad-and clear light of Christianity to the darkness of heathenism. The present persecution of the Catholic for his religious notions is at war with all true principles of republicanism. We are a Prot estant in our sympathies and affinities, but we must confess that our sympathies in this un just crusade arc with the proscribed Catholic, and we will stand by him on gospel princi ples. We had hoped that the banishment of the fjtiakers and the burning of witches were tlie-last acts of unsanctilicd zeal on the part of Protestantism ; but there is a modern phase of persecution to come. Its desolation and wickedness are seen in the flames of burning churches—in the mad and hellish onset of mobs at the doors of defenceless families— and, we doubt not, that nothing but the power is lacking, to re-enact the scenes, by Protes tant hands, of the bloodiest persecutions of the papal church. Religionists who have a horror of secret societies, are now found con gregating in the secret conclaves of the “Nnow Nothings,” a kind of Protestant les Miitism, and we should judge from the indica tions, that the Protestants have made up their minds to put down Catholicism in the same way that the Pope put down heresies, in dark er ages of the world. ■The people of this country will never con sent to go back to the middle ages. This fu rious zeal against Catholicism will flatten and die as summarily as it cime up. In this coun try every man has a right to worship God ac cording to the dictates of his own conscience, with none to molest or make him afraid, and the country will stick to that. The thousands ot intelligent foreigners that flock to our shores are not to be deprived of the right of voting and acting as republicans for twenty-one years or a lifetime ; but at the proper time after their arrival, they may act and vote as citi zens. None but the aborigines of the land are true Native Americans ; and the persons who call themselves by that name at this day are the descendants of Englishmen, Irishmen and Frenchmen, and the old Hessians who fought in the Revolution against Washington. They have no right to an appellation belong ing to the Indians, much more to steal it from them and then set up an arrogant claim that none but Americans, i. e., the Englishmen and Frenchmen that got here first, shall rule America. Such doctrines cannot go down. An Englishman of the present day is just as good as an Englishman that came over here in King George’s transports ; and fir the lat ter to set np pretensions that in him rests all there is of American citizenship, he must do all the voting and hold all the offices, is a claim so ridiculous as well as unjust that no party but the ridiculous Native American par ty has ever had the hardihood and arrogance to urge it before the people. Fusion. The above is a new term which lias just come into use in politics. The signification, uccqrding to \\ cbsler, is, “the act of melting ; state of being melted,” It is the self applied term used by the great embryo northern party. 1 hat party is now in process of formation by the melting down of abolitionism, whiggpry, native-Amerwanism, and the odds and and 1 agenda of all the isms and factiona,<frUie day. The fusion convention held & "Worces ter, Mass., a few days ago, wpg'led off by Revs. Theodore Parker and/John Pierpont. This shows that GarrisqpKtfhism and the pul pjt are to form an i®^ortant clement in the formation of tl^^J^vv party. The floston Courier saygV^^yrec soj| party 0f Massachu setts but were present and ac tive convention, and hints that the vere caught iu the trap. The Courier has begun to “smell the rat.” In Vermont the whigs have absorbed the abolition party, and taken a new name, calling themselves the “Republican” party. In Maine the fusion is almost complete. True the whigs have nom inated a candidate for Governor, but he is simply put up as a scarecrow to drive the whigs into the support of Anson P. Morrill, the abolition candidate. In some of the Con gressional and Senatorial districts, whiggery has been melted into free soil, in other dis tricts, free soil has been melted into whiggery. The great object is, a combination of all the elements of opposition to the democratic par ty, in order to deal a ponderous blow, which shall overthrow that party and place the rule and destiny of the nation into the hands of fac tionists and despisers of the Constitution and the Union. The experiment cannot succeed. The peo ple are right, and will sustain that party that slicks, as the democratic party always has, to nationality and the Union. The whig par ty of the north is becoming so thoroughly abo litionizcd that the southern wing is deserting the wreck. They see the abuse heaped upon the south by the abolitionized whig party of the north, and they know there is nothing to hope for from a party thus prostituted to the purposes of sectionalism. They look to the democratic party as the true national party, and will give it their support. There is not the least probability that the whig party to day could carry a single southern State. What, then, is the prospect ahead? When the democratic party of the north rights itself, I as it assuredly will when the noise and fury of the madcaps of New England are over—joined by their loyal brethren of the south—the de mocracy will again prove its invincibility, despite the fusion of all the material of oppo sition that has accumulated since the days of the Hanford Convention. Democrats, Awake! It is lime to set about the work we have to do in this campaign. Albion K. Parris is to be elected Governor of Maine,against whigs, ! free soilers, and the odds and ends and fag ends of all the parties and isms in the State. A combination the most corrupt, exists, the object of which is to keep down the demo- I cratic party. Bargaining is practiced openly between the whigs and free soilers, and they I boast of their guilt. Democrats, if you are not awake to the im portance of the present contest, it is time to wake. Let the armor be buckled on—that ! old armor that has been instrumental in ob- ! tabling many a victory—and let us redeem the ; State from the rule of the unprincipled and corrupt. We can do it. Wake up the mass es. Let them see the interests at stake.— Point them to a man—a noble man as ever li'cd—a man whose record sheds light on the past, and \\ ho has honorably filled every sta tion to which be has been called. We want Albion K. Parris in the future—we want him to re-instate democracy in her ancient po sition—to defeat blackleg politicians, and wrest Maine from the rule and ruin of whig gery. Shall we have him ? Mr. Reed on the Maine Law. In accepting the nomination of the Whig State Convention, as candidate for Governor, Mr. Reed defines‘his position on the Maine law by copying the celebrated resolution passed at that Convention„or in the words of Gen. Scott, “accepts the nomination with the reso lutions annexed.”; He says :— “ 1 am opposed to the repeal or essential modification of any of the constitutional provi sions of the Maine law and am in favor of its judicious enforcement, until experience shall demonst rate that it is ineffectual or unwise." Of this resolution, the Bangor Mercury, (whig.) says :— “ Wc do not know when it has been our lot to comment upon so awkward and clumsy an affair as this. One of the Boston papers has said of it, that it is so loose that .Spauld ing and Roger's circus carriage, drawn by forty horses, might be driven between any two words of it. In our mind it resembles nothing inure than the prayer made by a skeptical of ficer on the eve of a battle at a time when lie thought he must pray, and was equally anx ious to save his soul and his skepticism, lie prayed as follows : ‘Oh God, if there is a God, —in the coming battle, if there is to be a bat tle, save my soul, if I have a soul.’ ” — The Right of tho People to Rule. The Louisville Journal, the most influential whig paper in the south-west, which opposed the Nebraska bill, because «f the danger to southern interests resulting from a repeal of the Missouri compromise line, now repudiates the issue of repeal, and sustains the principle of popular sovereignty on which the Nebraska bill is based, in the following conclusive argu ment addressed to northern men :— ‘ And after all, the main principle of the Nebraska hill is certainly in itself right. VVe do not see how any man of good sense, who exam ines the subject, can come to any other conclu sion. We can see no reason w hy the general government should say that the people living on one side of the parallel oflatitude shall have the privilege of deciding for themselves wheth er they will have a certain institution or not, but the people on the other side of the parallel shall not have that privilege. Such a discrim ination appears to us to have no foundation in justice, reason or common sense. We cannot but regard it as odious and wrong. Give to the people of all territories the power to choose their own institutions, or give it to none. We should almost suppose that the northern peo ple would have too much sectional pride to he willing even to submit to this discrimination which they advocate. How can northern folks reconcile i*. to their feelings that northern folks shouldn't have thu same privilege of self-gov ernment as southern folks ; that persons living north of thirty-six thirty, should he denied powers freely exercised by all persons south of thirty-six thirty? When before was it known that the people of any portion of the country contended zealousy for a denial to their uwn section of powers, privileges, and rights be longing to other sections ? Will our northern friends do us the favor to bestow a thought or two and a word or two upon this view of the subject ?’ faST1 he editor of the Bangor Mercury, (whig) compliments the editor of the Kenne bec Journal (whig) as follows. It must be borne in mind that the Journal has a new ed tor, who possesses great intellectual ambition : “ The editor of the Kennebec Journal ac knowledges that he drew up the queer reso lution o« the Maine Law w hich was passed at 'the Whig State Convention. When our readers recall what a namby-pamby, thinly disguised humbug tfie resolution was, they will give its author credit for inexhaustible self-sacrifice in confessing its paternity.” Another Defaulter. A Collector of Cus toms on our northern frontier, under Mr. Fill more 8 administration, is in trouble concern ing his accounts. The reported deficiency is over $100,000, but it will be difficult to as certain the actual amount, as his books are not forthcoming. We vainly hoped we had heard the last of the Galphin administration. The Late Riot, No. 2. We have in a former number shown, that 'judging of the future by the past, the City Government are unable or unwilling to pro tect a’l ouf citizens. The future is only the maturity of the present seed—the develop ment of the natural results of the conduct of | now. The light of experience or revelation is I all that we have to guide or direct our future course. We must then judge by the past. And we ask our readers to pause and reflect upon a future, legitimate on such a present. A present, in this city, without law, without order, without government, without security of property, person or life. Ruled, (if rule it may be called) by the demoniac passions of a vindictive, cruel and relentless mob. Think of these things, act accordingly—judge for ' yourselves. Connected with these riots is one peculiar ity, unparalleled perhaps in the history of mobism, no arrests or any attempt to arrest the rioters were made—a peculiar characteristic. A disinterested person would immediately | ask the cause of this singularity, but the city j authorities would not deem it judicious to re- | ply. This is not only peculiar to these mobs, but is also an anomaly in the City Police. They have been proverbially active in the en forcement ol law. Is an impression abroad of the violation of the liquor law, they are im mediately on the alert; if a man is seen pub licly intoxicated, in a moment the lock-up . hides him from public gaze ; if a petty larceny I is committed, punishment speedily follows the j crime ; if an ornamental tree on Middle street | is mutilated, a special police is stationed ! there, an ordinance is immediately passed, punishing such crimes, a reward is officially offered by the Mayor for the detection of the | perpetrator, he is apprehended, tried, con-; victed, and being a small boy, is sentenceu to the Reform School for a year. All this is well; showing a vigilance, activity, care and skill on the part of the city authorities truly praiseworthy. These are mentioned only as j illustrations of the ordinary course. Rut when a church is burned, a house demolished, and violence threatened to our citizens, no action is taken, except arresting one young man. A change has taken place in their conduct—no attempts at arrest, no reward of fered, all is as still and quiet as a chicken resting under her mother’s wing. We will not say the city authorities thus guard these rioters; we prefer to give facts and let them speak. In this case sooner or later their voice will be heard. Enough perhaps, has been said to advise the public of what in future may be expected in similar cases from the authori ties. The rioters of course will reason from the past as well as others, and consequently will act in accordance with their desires, un controlled by fear of opposition or of punish ment. What influence must this state of things have upon the prosperity of our city, pecuniarily, morally, socially, politically or religiously ? We assume as a settledjact, that hatred ot the Catholic and foreigner was the immediate occasion of the church burning riot. This was a successful one—at which the partici pators may well boast and be proud ; but over which the honest and sincere must mourn and grieve, and its repetition may well be dreaded by Catholics and foreigners in our midst.— We state facts because they are so,‘but not to excite any unnecessary alarm. It is not diffi cult to foretell the effect of this matter over our city in a pecuniary point of view. Monop olies are always odious to a ffte «jji*ople.— Freedom of thought and action (restrained only by others' rights) is the source of all ad vancement. Such is the law of nature. Here we have the principle that only protestant and American labor, protestant and American cap ital, protestant and American religion shall be tolerated in Bath. Not yet in so many words, this is only the commencement; but such an one as demonstrates more than words can do, the end destined to be accomplished. Need we ask our merchants, our traders, our ship builders, our farmers, our real estate holders, our millmcn, our mechanics, or even our City Gorernment itself, what would be the effect if all foreigners and Catholics were driven at once from our midst. What would the good woman at home say to this ? It would at once paralyze all business, and the city would resume her ancient cognomen of “Sleepy Hollow.” We do not mean that we are dependent upon foreigners for our pros perity, but that there are many now engaged with us in useful employments. If they were driven off and others prevented from filling their places, we do say, the present business state could not be continued. Let us not be told, this is a phantom of the brain, for it is a sober fact for business men to consider and ponder. Many of the foreigners and Catho lics are honest and sincere in their religious profession and belief; and can it be expected they will long remain where the privilege to “worship God according to the dictates of their consciences,” is denied to them?— Would sincere protestants long remain in such a state ? Would our clergy, and our mission ary societies recommend it 1 It is said the Catholic priest has more influence over their worshippers than the protestant clergy. If so, it is the height of absurdity to presume the Catholic would remain where his views of religion could not be expressed. And 'that very restraint would even cause him to be more zealous, more desirous to worship in the church of his fathers. This is the natural and inevitable result of the riots of which we speak. Others would be driven away by fear. Some of these results have already been at tained. From one ship-yard in this city five individuals have gone, and left the city, be cause being Catholics they were afraid to re main. One foreigner actually sold his house, which he had purchased, and settled down for life, as he supposed, and left the city, being afraid to remain. Another individual owning a small house, sometime since had partly agreed to sell it to a Catholic, who had col lected his money together to purchase it. After these riots the Catholic refused to pur chase it any price, though he was in great want ot it, saying he did not dare to buy it as it would be torn down. These facts are worthy the consideration of I the city authorities. We mention them with out comment. Let another series of such out rages be perpetrated in our city, and property would materially depreciate. Some say there is no danger of further disturbance ; we hope they arc correct and could convince our com munity that such was the fact. The past does not justify such conclusion, but the reverse. That we have a large amount of inflammable material in our community, easily excited and bold, daring and reckless, is very apparent. The only security of property is the absence of such exeitemeut, or restraint by fear of punishment or forcible resistance. If there is any truth in the past, the two latter cannot exert a very powerful influence in curbing the violence of their passions. The editor of the Tribune endorses this sentiment. He asks, “what does-the editor of the Eastern Times propose to do ? It cannot be peace and order that he is seeking for, because we have that already, and we have a fair prospect of its con tinuing, if some imprudent, uneasy, riot-loving spirit does not succeed in stirring up a fresh disturbance.” The people ask for something more than a “fair prospect" of freedom from riots—from church burning, and from those “scenes of disorder and infuriated excitement, such as are without precedent in Bath.” Can’t the Tribune quote the prospect irom “lair to mid dling?” That would be better. But no; the prospect is only “fair," and even that de pends on the contingency that “some (one we suppose would be sufficient) imprudent, un easy, riot loving spirit does not succeed in stirring up a fresh disturbance.” If he does, then what? What, Mr..Tribune, is to come next? Arc those scenes of “disorder and in furiated excitement” again to be enacted ? This the Tribune in this article intimates, and the Mirror pronounces it “capital.” What idea docs this convey to me tnturiateu mob ? These papers fear our last article may pro duce a riot and mob, but they do not tell us how it is to be accomplished. Every well disposed citizen Condemns them, says the Tri bune. We now allude to this semi-official ar ticle, if report *peaks true, simply to illus trate our position of the existence of the mob spirit among us. And we ask our citizens if they are willing to entrust their property, and risk their lives.ithe quietude of their homes, and the repose of their families upon only a “fair prospect” of the continuance of “peace and order,”and that also on the contingency of unanimous consent. The Tribune and Mir ror say we must. Now we ask if the past conduct of the city authorities has had the least tendency to check a further outbreak. The Tribune says the “peace and order” de pend on the conduct,not of the city authorities, not on the euforcemcnt of law, not on the ex ercise of lawful right, not on the security and protection of our police, not on the determina tion of our citizens to guard and protect indi vidual rights, but simply on the experiment of “some uneasy, imprudent, riot loving spirit in stirring up a fresh disturbance.” Well may the city authorities say, “save us from our friends.” We allude now to this article as illustrating our position. We shall speak of it in its proper place. Neither is there any reasonable expectation of the absence of ma terial for excitement. These familiar spirits of the Tribune we shall always have with us, and they will increase in strength and boldness so long as these very respectable journals unite with them in stifling investigation and denouncing a simply inquiry of what the au thorities have done. In addition to which we have daily circulated in our midst an organ of the Know Nothings, holding as one of its | cardinal principles, “ 11 ar to the hilt on Ro inanism," and endeavoring to create a war of sects between Protestantism and Romanism —whose arguments in many places in this country, as they have been here, are enforced by the torch and threats of personal violence. Does not this state of things require some thing more for the protection of property even than the forbearance of “uneasy, m>t loving spirits.” We do not object to the circulation of these papers, nor to the utmost freedom of discussion, yet we insist on the great demo cratic doctrine of security of property and pro tection of person, under all circumstances, and at all times. Let these papers circulate, and let their preachers talk, but at the same time let private rights be safely guarded ; property secured ; and let the perpetrators of violence be punished without “tear, favor, af fection, or hope of reward.” This course will alone insure confidence in our citizens, and secure the prosperity of our city. This is the doctrine we shall advocate even at the risk of royal displeasure. It is idle to pretend there is no danger of a renewal of these disturbances in this city. We all know active and persevering efTorts are being made in many places to excite hos tility to foreigners, particularly to Catholics. An elTort is made to renew sectarian warfare against them, founded on religious bigotry and sectarian hate. Hut why not let the protec tion given them by this country remain? why stir up strife against them? They have been years with us adding to the wealth of our city, and many of them furnishing examples of jus tice, temperance, virtue and religion, that these mob men might emulate with honor to themselves and benefit to the community. They have always been peaceable and law abiding citizens, and so will remain, if you will let them. Hut “some uneasy, riot loving spirit” comes among us, preaching “war to the hilt on Romanism,” and immediately “■scenes of disorder and infuriated excitcnirnt ici/huvt precedent in Bath," are witnessed; and the Tribune says we now shall have peace un less some such spirit should succeed in stirring up fresh disturbances. Will this spirit not return ? As sure as his abettors are unpun ished, so sure may we expect his presence and the repetition of similar outrages. No com munity can prosper with such an expecta tion weighing them down with a feeling of dread and sense of insecurity. These •men hare not been punished, No arrests hare been made. Under this state of things, can we reasona bly anticipate that the worst has passed, or that the like causes will not produce like ef fects ? Surely not. Now wc ask our read ers to reflect on the influence of these pro ceedings in a financial point of view. We have not mentioned the expenses al ready incurred. They are trifling compared with the other view of the case. The value of the church, probably about $5000; the city clock ; the expense of the City Greys and the one hundred extra police, we pass without notice. The cost of these will appear to our citizens in jyoper time we suppose. Gardiner Tax Payers.—The Transcript contains a list of persons in Gardiner, paying a tax of over $50. There are 61 in all, 26 of whom pay more than $100. R. H. Gardi ner pays the largest tax—1378,47; Richards & Hoskins next, $581,80. Gospel Banner*.—The last number of the Banner contains the announcement that the firm of Homan and Manley is dissolved, and that the paper will be published in future by Joseph A. Homan, Esq., who is now sole pro prietor. “ How wondrous kind, a fellow feeling makes us.” The Mirror has at last discovered some merit iu au article in the Tribune, Secretary Marcy.—Nothing but simple justice is done to Mr. Marcy in the following extract from a letter of the Washington corre spondent of the New York Journal of Com merce : ' It is understood that the duties of all de partments have been excessively laborious. The Secretary of Stale, especially, has been taxed with an amount of intellectual labor that no ordinary powers of mind could possibly sur mount. There have been the fishery and rec iprocity. the neutral rights, the Central Amer ican, the Peruvian, the Cuban, and other ne gotiations, all involving questions of grerft mo ment, to be discussed with astute diplomants of various languages, and in none of them has Mr. Marcy failed to justify his great reputa tic n for acumen, sagacity and firmness.’ But two great Parties.—There are, says the Washington Union, but two parties in this country—the democratic party and the opposi- ! tion to that party. The present is one of those j occasions when the whig parly passes almost out of men's memories. Other names super cide the name of whig. Other influences rise above it. Some are for giving it up because it has been used for base purposes by bad men ; others, because it has an odor of suspicion about it; others, because like an old garment it lias served its day. Every little section, heretofore handed under the name of whig, is now setting up for itself; and there arc almost as many names as there are organizations. Mean while the democratic party stands intact and upright, and nobody thinks of the overthrow or of the decay of the democratic party. The odds and ends of faction, however, like the little people in Gulliver’s Travels, who bind their huge prisoner with multitudinous but tiny bonds, think that by one common attack they may crush it to pieces. We shall see. Tune Changed. A few months ago, the great cry against the administration was, free soilism, or the appointment of free soilers to office. Now there is a variation in the cry. Nobody thinks of charging free soilism upon the administration. This sudden change shows that the opposition were not sincere in their first complaint, and puts to flight what ever they may claim of sincerity in their pres ent outcry. What tunc they'll harp on next, we cannot say. A Prediction. We venture the predic tion, which we put in print, and beg the Ne brascals to remember it, that at the next an nual election in this State less than ten known Pierce Nebraska men will be elected to any office whatever.—Bangor Jeffersonian. No “venture” where there’s no value.— ! False prophets have not had much reputation to “venture” since the prophets of Baal lived and lied. Not “Kilt.” Our friends will please keep up their courage. The present furious onset upon us by the whig press of Bath has not “kilt” or “skcered” us. We’re good for several more keen thrusts. “Let the galled jade wince.” gy Rev. Henry Wood, of New Hamp shire, has been confirmed as consul to Bey rout. Mr. Wood was formerly editor ot the Congregationalist, published in New Hamp shire. He is a gentleman of high religious character, and will honorably represent our country abroad. * &y The failure of Robert Schuyler, the great railroad financier, affords another evi dence of the deep rascality practiced by rail road officers. If the secret allairs of the rail roads in New England were thrown open to the public, we doubt not corruption enough would be revealed to sink a pretty large terri- 1 tory. This Schuyler was President of the ; New York and New Haven Railroad at the time of the Norwalk tragedy. What was the destruction of fifty-six lives by railroad care lessness to him 1 His hands were too full to attend to the security of human life. 077* Of disunion, the celebrated Fisher Ames once said, 4 I wish it was a part of the catechism to teach youth that it cannot be. An Englishman thinks he can beat two French men. I wish to have every American think the Union so indissoluble and internal, that the corn would not grow, nor the pot boil, if it should be broken.’ Gy The yield of wheat in the west the present season is immense. In Northern Illi nois, it is from three to five bushels per acre larger than ever. In Michigan wheat has never been better. This is good news to the hungry. Ws shall be able to buy Hour for $9 per barrel, soon. gy The “Angel Gabriel,” who is raising such a dust about foreign influence, is a Scotchman. jy There are three tvhig and free soil pa pers in Bangor, the Courier, Mercury and Jef fersonian, and but one democratic paper, The Democrat. The Liberal, Mr. Cary’s paper in that city, has stepped out. Gy The Oxford Democrat is one ot the most radical free soil papers in the State. — 077" The secret of the advertisement,44 Now a-days,” is out. It is the title of a book about to be published in New York. |y The Portland Argus says of Albion K. Parris, the democratic candidate for Governor— 4 Ilis political life lias been a long one ; but during that whole period he lias never voted except for a democrat. Through evil report I as well as good, he has been unwaveringly j true to the creed of the republican fathers. The declaration that he supported Harrison and ' Taylor, is simply false. Located at Washing- ; ton as comptroller when they were elected, he j had no vole, hut his influence was in favor of the democratic candidates.’ Id/3* Great western flour is retailed at Al bany for $7 per barrel. 077" Launched on Wednesday from the yard of Messrs. Win. M. Rogers & Son, a ship of about 900 tons, called the 44 Emilie St. Pierre.” She is owned by Messrs. John Era- , zier & Co., of Charleston, S. C., and is inten- ■ ded for the Charleston and Liverpool trade. The Wheeling Bridge.—The U. S. Mar- : shal of the District of Columbia, has served an j injunction in the suite of the State of Penn sylvania vs. the Wheeling and Blemont Bridge Co. The injunction is to prevent the rebuil ding of the bridge at a less height thau one hundred and eleven feet above the surface of the water. The structure, before it was blown down, was raised but ninety-two feet above the river. The Crops in Illinois. Accounts from Northern Illinoisstate that all the various crops in that section promise an almost unprecedented yield. The number of acres of wheat sowed is one third larger than last year, and the yield bids fair to surpass the usual yields by an av erage of from three to five bushels per acre. Oats are luxuriant, and corn is thrifty. For the Eastern Times. Mr. Editor :—The good people of Hath have been very much surprised, yea, perfectly aston ished to see in your generally reliable and vera cious paper an intimation that there has been a riot in this city ; and for fear that great scan dal may fall on our city, we feel called on, by the love we have for her fair fame, wholly to deny the charge that any one in this place has been engaged in any such tumultuous assem bly. I think it can be proved that instead of the people of Hath dcseiving any blame or censure, they merit the highest praise and applause of all order loving and law abiding citizens. Your statements of facts were in the main correct. A street preacher did hold forth to some hundreds of people collected in the streets. Now all religious, pious persons must cordially approve of that. It shows a high state of re ligious and moral cultivation. It proves that they could leave their work and play, their liq uor and dice, to attend to the work of the Lord, and their choosing the street proves con clusively that no church in the place could seat so many godly men. A hackman did at tempt to drive through the crowd, but did not succeed on account of the concourse of people being so densely packed together and being ! completely enchanted by the eloquence of the ‘ angel,’ that perfectly oblivious to all things around them they were not awaro that Jim’s fiery steeds were trampling them under foot. That is a style of devotion that Wen the ‘ Lat er-Day-baints seldom rei^jji. Soon after this the church caught tire and burned to the ground. The mob, which prob ably, like the fighting armies of the heavens, was purely an imaginary existence, and had not the least to do with setting lire to the church. It was undoubtedly one of those rare in-lances of spontaneous combustion, which arise from the atmosphere's being highly charged with lightning and other combustible matter. We frequently hear of devotees being on fire with zeal, and very likely, the crowd being, as we have proved, wrought up to a state of great zeal, a spark, from this fire coming in contact with the atmosphere highly charged with electricity, spontaneous combus tion, or combustion without the aid of man took place as a natural result. This bare statement of facts is so plausible— j it he irs on its face such evident marks of truth and good sound common sense, the criterion j whereby every thing should be judged, that no candid niind woukl need any corroborating evi- ' dence. llut to set the matter forever at rest, | I will bring forward other proof that roust con vince every sane man beyond the shadow of n j doubt, that the report, which has gone abroad that this fair city has been disgraced by a riot, j is the base fabrication of some envious scandal mongers. Our city fathers are known throughout the , state, as men of tried courage, inflexible integ- j rity, sleepless vigilcncc, unimpeachable disin- 1 terestedness that never fora moment would al low their own interests to sway them in the discharge of tlieir duties: while the police! with their present very efficient and redoubta ble head, are the pride and boast of the whole j country. Ivach and every one of them have the strength of the lion, • the wisdom of the serpent and the harmless ness of the dove. Now in the face of all these facts, is it to be supposed if there had been a riot almost in open broad day light, when the disturbers of the peace could not fail to be recognized, that they would not instantly have been arrested?! Would not our. valient police have consigned the ringleaders at least, to the lockup ? Of course they woul$ ! anti should we not have seen our Mayor on the spot with the riot act in his fist? Would he not have called down on the impious heads of that mob, who so dared to violate the sanctuary of the Most High, all the concentrated vengeance and power of the i city and country ? Would not liis towering and majestic form, ma ^<tim<ii.iin<- HVVVre W DC IWnCMl, And full of wrath bout on his enemies,” have appeared before this imperious crew and scattered them as the autumn leaves before the whirlwind ? Most assuredly. And would not the dignified and portly form of the foremost member of those public conservators over whom lie presided, have been seen on the right hand of our most worthy mayor ? Now it is a well known fact that while the church was burning the mayor was most calmly listening to the charming lecture of Dr. Boyn ton ; and Rumor, saucy jade, she is with her thousand eyes trying to discover every ones perfections, says that our portly alderman was coolly pulling his havanna, and, at a safe dis tance. enjoying the sublime spectacle of the burning of a church arising from spontaneous combustion, and absolutely coming to the sage conclusion ‘ not to run his head against a post !’ That is another proof that should convince the most skeptical that there was no riot. Is it to be believed that the city authorities would or could listen even to Dr. Boynton's lectures, while an infuriated mob was burning our city down on our heads ? No one for a moment will believe so great a scandal. But there is still another proof full as con vincing. It is nearly a fortnight since the church took fire, and our lynx eyed police who can spy n jug of rot-gut in the middle of a bar rel of Hour, have not with all their united and concentrated wisdom, acuteness, and sagacity, been able to discover a single individual in the whole city who was engaged in any way in the supposed riot. Therefore we must come to the inevitable conclusion that there was no riot, no mob, no tumultuous proceedings. We think we have proved to a demonstration that the church took fire fron? spontaneous combustion. The trampling and hooting that was the terror of sundry policemen and old women existed only in their purturbed imaginations : and the noise that was heard near the custom house, and which was supposed to result from the firing of cannons, was, in fact, the bellowing of some young earthquake Thus we see that this whole affair can be satisfactorily explained, as I have done it, on the principles of nature. Such an array of proof, it seems to me, must convince every one. If there is any one Avho is not perfectly satis fied, let him attempt to explain it himself and see if he can succeed any better. Thus having proved, as I believe, to a demon stration, that there was no riot, I hope you will use all the influence of your widely circulated paper to disabuse the public and free our peace ful city from the disgrace of having suffered a mob to have undisputed control of it for the space of twelve hours or more. Cynic. Bath, July 19th, '54. QJ* We understand that the King House has been leased to Messrs. S. W. Heath and W. Lord. The House will be kept by Mr. Lord who is now Clerk in the Sagadahock I House. Going — Going. The Mirror, Monday, made its second bid for Native American or Know Nothing patronage. If not taken at that, it promises one more. A l&lle higher, man, the Auctioneer waits for your wink. But some old fogio has hinted, that it’s all •1 1 eter Funk trade. ” Democratic Doctrines. The Salem Advertiser gives the following cardinal points of democratic faith :_ 1- State rights as containing the doctrine of populur sovereignty, and eiemplified in those measures which leave the people of « state or territory to control their own institutions and to enact their own laws. 2. Opposition to sectional politics of every name and nature, whether abolitionism or fret toilism. 3. A defence of religious freedom, as laid down in the constitution, and protection to all who ure ready to become citizens of this coun try, and who, while they escape front the dee poiism of the Old World, embrace and defend the freedom of our institutions. 4. Opposition to all sumptuary laws, which invade the right of property, curtail personal liberty, and obstruct the progress of society in its worjh4 moral elevation. last Ijl^democratic party of Massachusetts enter the contest with those principles, and their triumph is as inevitable as it is that order com|» out of chaos. The confusion party is every day preparing the way for that reaction which will letMPthousands to join a rally for the sound doctrines of democratic freedom. Another Daily. The Tribune man is discussing the project of establishing a daily. The manner in which he treats the subject is supposed to be of particular interest to the Mirror concern. Hear him :— “ We have long been revolving the question of a ‘DaMy Tribune’ in our mind, but have not been disposed to forestall the public wants, or to foist upon our community a bantling which could maintain only a sickly existence, and result in nothing but loss to ourself and cha grin to our friends.” This is very significant, but the following is a stunder. Just as though we haven’t had a reliable daily paper for the last six mouths ! “ We begin to believe now that the wants of our city call for the publication of a cabn, dispassionate, and reliable daily paptr, one that will labor for the upbuilding of our local interests, that will contend for correct princi ples, and for the rights of all, but which shall not lend its influence to widen the differences among our fellow citizens, or to stir up the waters of strife in our midst.” I)r. Boynton’s Lectures.—At the conclu sion of Dr. Boynton's Lectures on Geology on Friday evening, .the following resolution was presented by N. A. West, Esq., and unanimously adopted :— Resolved, That tfie thanks of ibis meeting be respectfully tendered to Dr. Boynton, for the very able and interesting course of lectures, now closed in this place, on Geology and its kindred sciences. The clear conception, the ready use and easy flow of language, the correctness of ar ranging and clasifying ideas, the simple but vigorous logic employed in the delivery of these lectures, have rendered them highly in structive and entertaining, leaving on the mind a deep impression, not only of the high intel lectual accomplishments of the lecturer, but also of the intrinsic value and practicability of the lectures. “—A power which has given us two of the meanest Presidents that ever occupied an ex ecutive chair, and which is now sought for, with degrading concessions, to continue tho democracy in power, and uphold the Nebraska outrage.” The above significant paragraph is cut from that delectable sheet, the “Daily Mirror,’’ of Monday, a paper purely neutral in politics, whose editor lias lately poured forth lachry mose appeals to the liberal of all parties to lend a helping hand to sustain his sinking for tunes. And this is the treatment democrats receive from his neutral sheet for aiding in its support: a sheet that was pledged to be a welcome visitor in all circles—to deal honor ably with all parties. We have only addi tional proof that the “Ethiopian cannot change his skin,” or “the leopard his spots.” “The dog will return to his vomit”—“the sow that was washed, to her wallowing in the mire.” The “power” to which he refers, and which he accuses democrat# of seeking “with de grading concessions,” is the power of the foreign vole; and this charge comes from a man who no less than two years since, was in cxtacics because his candidate for the presi dency was stumping it through the West, ami telling*how pleasant to his ear was the “broad German aceent” and the “rich Irish brogue ;” and who, while in Cincinnati, halved his Sob bath devotions between the Protestant and Cath olic churches ! The course of Gen. Scott, so sickening and so transparent in this respect, was exulted in by the Mirror less than two years since—by the very paper and the very man who now has the brazen effrontery to taunt democrats with making concessions to the power of the foreign vote. Out upon such bare-faced hypocrisy—such arrant turn coatisin. Democrats must feel great anxiety to help sustain such a traducer of their party and of their principles. Perhaps upon the new-born sympathy now being developed by the editor aforesaid, and many of his quondam abolition as well as present whig associates, for the modern “Nnow Nothing” spawn of old “Native Americanism,” we may have occasion to say More Anon. Engine Company, No. 3. in our last, in an article on the late riot, we made the following statement on what we supposed to be sufficient authority, viz: a member of the Company, who is considered of undoubted veracity :— “ We understand a portion of the members of Engine Company No. 3, who are hired by the city as firemen, on returning to their en gine house from the burnt church, publicly gave three cheers Jar the man who fired the church.” A card appeared in the Mirror of Friday, signed by nearly two-thirds of the Company, among whom we notice names of gentlemen for whom we entertain the highest regard, wherein they state that the accusation is false. It is certainly true that we so “understood but as all are liable to err, we suppose the gentleman who gave us the information, must have misunderstood the language used on the occasion referred to. If he secs fit to reply, our columns are open. We are really happy to make this correction, and close the subject by expressing the wish that so noble and self-sacrificing a set of men as we have ever believed our firemen to be, may always, as now, discountenance entirely any mani festations of this kind. Drowned on Friday !***> nefr the 8P*IW yard of Messrs. Wiggi". in this city» Mr* William J. Pollock, aged about 23 years. His body was recovered in about fifteen min utes ; every effort made to resuscitate him, but The deceased was connected in busi in vain. , , ness with Mr. Clark of Sidney, in the trans portation of merchandize up and down the riv er, and was a young man of rare personal merit, beloved and respected by all who knew him. He leaves no family. Pat 8ays ‘this pourin’fine gin and brandy in the sthrates is a Mane business.’ A foolish fellow, having a house to sell took a brick from the wall to exhibit as a sample.