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Thursday Morning, Jane 26, 1862.
For What are the Kebels Fighting ?
There are men occasionally to be met with
—honest, it may be, but blinded, if honest—
who continue to assert that the South has been
forced into rebellion, in consequence of the
unwillingness of the North to abide by the
Constitution, and to respect its provisions and
spirit. They even contend that the prevalence
of anti-eiavery sentiments in the free States,
the non-execution of the fhgltlve law, the pas
sage of persona] liberty bills by Northern leg
islatures, and the “culmination of all political
evils” in the election of Abraham Lincoln to
the Chief Magistracy of the nation, were
grievances sufficiently aggravated to palliate,
If not excuse, the South for taking up arms
against the Federal Government. Of course,
the Government, in its efforts to crush out the
rebellion, is ploying the tyrant and despot, nnd
should receive no sympathy from those who
respect the rights of self-government. Who
has forgotten the lugubrious articles with which
a certain portion of the press teemed one year
ago, In relation to this mutter; or with what
apparent unction it was urged tliat the seceded
.States were fighting, as did the thirteen colo
nies in the War of the Revolution, for the right
to govern themselves, and for civil liberty ?—
And a portion of the English press, led by the
“Thunderer,” have maintained, and now main
tains, that the case of the South and that of
the colonics are precisely parallel in principle,
and that no man who defends the action of the
latter can consistently condemn the attitude
of the former. We have in mind two pnpers
in this State, one of them now happily defunct,
which took the ground, hut little over a year
ago, that the South could not, without dishon
or, submit to the majority will, constitutionally
expressed, and that self-respect imposed upon
her the duty of resistance to the authority of
the Federal Government. A paper in Bangor
even urged that a deaf ear and eohl shoulder
should be turned towards the President’s pro
clamation calling for troops to defend the Fed
eral capital, even after Sumter had been re
duced, and the relicl Secretary War had
promised Ms friends to revel hi the capitol at
WasMngton, and to float Ms rattlesnake flag
over Fancnil Hall In less than ninety days.—
And the same paper protested, in the name of
the Maine Democracy, against that proclama
tion, and declared that 54,000 Democrats in the
State should refuse all response to such a call
to invade the lights of a gallant people, who,
like our Revolutionary sires, had uprisen in
the meyesty of freedom to maintain their in
A pajicr still further east, which last year
supported the Wlutlirop Hail nomination and
platform, anil to-day is urging the reunion of
the Democratic party, “Wowing” for the Con
vention whielt is to assemble in this city in
August, and insisting that the Democratic
party only can bring the nation out of its pres
ent dilemma and save the country, as early as
Jam, 1801—three mouths prior to the assault
upon Stun ter—said:
“That the fifteen Southern States will secede
from the Union in a body there is no doubt.
There is no other retort. Their honor, their
integrity, their independence alike demand
Now we assert, and think we can- maintain
beyond the reach of reasonable doubt, tliat the
South has never had the least shadow of jus
tification fitr even the slightest of her rcliel
acts; on the contrary, her whole course in this
regard has been without excuse; a wicked,
premeditated, internal and Godlsss conspiracy
to break up a government which has secured
to them all their political itndcivil blessings, and
which they were disposed to ruin, simply be
cause their power to rule it had lieen taken
from them by superior numbers, and by modes
provided In the Constitution framed by their
fathers as well as ours, and according to laws
for which'tfcefr own representatives as well as
ours had voted. Had we time and space, on
this point, we would call to the stand a few
illustrious witnesses, who would testify in a
manner that ought to silence those who daily
betray either their jierversity or their Igno
rance, by asserting what is not true. In rela
tion to the alleged non-execution of the fugi
tive law, and the cause of grievance assumed
to be found in such alleged non-execution, we
would summon a man who w-as never accused
of Hore-hcadedncss on the slavery (juestion—a
man who, if he erred at all in his political [sol
icy, erred in favor of the South and her insti
tutions. We allude to no less a man than the
late Stephen A. Douglas. In one of the last
speeches lie ever made, if not the last, he de
clared emphatically that no federal law had ever
been more faithfully executed than that for the
rendition of fugitive slaves, and that by no ad
ministration had it lteen more scrupulously
observed than by tiiat of Prcsdenl Lincoln,
_sL. i__• j i.ii i
“*v ‘VU uv uuu bUUU UCUI 111
Another illustrious witness—no more tender
footed than Mr. Dongla*, and like the latter
now in hie grave—is tiie late Thomas II. Den
ton. Mr. D. asserts in his “Thirty Tears,” and
those who heard him lecture in this State a few
winters since heard lain reaffirm the statement,
that more than thirty years since Mr. Calhoun
deliberately formed the purpose to break up
the Union and to establish a Southern inde
pendent goverftment, and tliat neither slavery
nor tiie slavery question had anything to do
with inspiring such a purpose in his heart—
The nullification trouble* of 1832 were design
ed to ultimate in dissolution, the tariff ques
tion having been selected as the cause of griev
ance; and it was only because the Southern
jieople could not be united on this question
that the programme of disunion was changed,
and the slavery question was sulwtitutcd for
that of tiie tariff, with a view to unite the peo
ple of tiii‘ South by a common interest, so that,
by this common bond they might, when ri|ieii
ed for the work of evil, be drawn bodily Into
the vortex of disuiuon.
Another illustrious witness—now living—
never infected with abolition feeling, and nev
er suspected of the slightest Infidelity to the
South, is Edward Everett. Mr. Everett has
said over Ids own naint—and no man is more
exceedingly cautious, or less likely to say what
he cannot back by demonstrative proof—that
the present re . llion is hut the culmination of
schemes concocted more titan thirty years
since by ambitious men of tiie South, which
schemes they have never lost sight of, but have
carefully cherished from that day to this.
We give tiie substance of Mr. E’s testimony
and not ills words.
Dut passing from those opposed to the re
bellion, we will introduce the testimony of a
few witueSses who are the friends and abettors
of the rebellion—men who know their own
purposes, and are competent to define their
own position. Eirst, we reier to Win. L. Tan
cry and his celebrated Scarlet Letter, in which
he boldly avowed bis programme! to disinte
grate the Democratic party and to sciie upon
means to inflame the Southern mind, to "lire
the Southern heart,” and to “precipitate the
cotton States into a revolution.''
Another witness is a somewhat celebrated
divine in Charleston, S. C.—one llev. Dr.
Smith, who, before the culmination of the re
bellion wrote a pamphlet upon the “cause and
the cure” of the troubles dividing the North
and the South. We regret that wo have not
his exact words before us, but we avouch that
we do his meaning no injustice. Dr. Smith,
in treating of the emote of the evils referred
to, distinctly repudiated the idea that it was to
be sought in the prevalence of anti-slavery
sentiments at tlie North, or to the triumph of
the Republican party, but emphatically de
clared that the cause lay deeper and back of
all such things, and was to Ik: sought primari
ly in that “red republican, atheistical docu
ment, the Declamation of Indepen
dence!” and the cure or remedy was to be
found only by ignoring the principles of that
document—the principles of equality—and re
cognizing amlucting upon a contrary princi
We have time to introduce but a single wit
ness more, anti he a man of more brains, and
confessedly more honesty, than are common to
the leaders in the South. We refer to Alex
ander II. Stephens, the Vice President under
the rebel government. In a speech delivered
in Savannah,alter his inauguration, he under
took to set forth Uic reasons winch justified
the rebel movement, and the mission of the
Southern Confederacy. In that speech he paid
a high tribute to the honesty of the men who
framed the Constitution. lie said the Consti
tution had lteen generally regarded at the
North, and its provisions and compromises hail
been respected. On this ground he distinctly
disclaimed all reason to complain. Hut while
the men who framed the Constitution were
honest, he said they were mistaken. They be
lieved in the natural equality of mankind, anti
that freedom is the normal condition of all.—
They acted on this itlon; believed slavery a
social, moral and political evil, contrary to na
ture, resting ui>on usurpation; and lielioving
that it would soon pass away they ignored it
in the Constitution as much as possible, and
allowed the idea which possessed their own
hearts, anti which they seem not to have doubt
ed, to run through and give tone to their whole
Mr. .Stephens says that in this they erred,
and their error—a fundamental one he styles
it—has corrupted the Constitution which they
framed. The Southern Confederacy, he says,
lias avoided this error, ami its chief corner
stone is a recognition of the natural inferiori
ly 01 uic coioreu man 10 me wane, anu ills
rightful subordination to a white master; and
it is the great mission of his government, he
declares, to work out and establish this idea.
We have extended this article far beyond the
limits we intended it should occupy, and there
fore shall add but a single word. The evidence
is ample that the South is not in arms liecausc
of any unwillingness on the part of the North
to observe faithfully oiir common Constitution;
not liecausc of the prevalence of anti-slavery
feeling at the North; not because of the tri
umph of the Republican party, but, destitute of
the spirit of the fathers in their own hearts,
they have repudiated the proud monuments
which those fathers set up. and are determined
to have a government that shall be in harmony
with institutions which arc a libel upon the
civilization of the age. In a word, the South
•re lighting, not for liberty but fbr the perpet
uation of slavery; not for human equality,
but to establish human distinctions; not to
bless themselves, but to curse others, and their
triumph would he a victory of barltarism over
advancing civilization; of darkness over light
In all former rehellions the movement has
been made by the pcojile—the masses—in the
direction of a large freedom; in this the move
ment is with ambitions leaders, to circumscribe
freedom and to give a new lease to human op
The Neir Tariff.
The following are some of the rates fixed in
Hie new Twill* bill whieh lias Ileen reported
from the Committee in the House c. Repre
sentatives, namely:—
On syrup of sugar, or of sugar cane, or con
centrated molasses, two cents per pound; on all
sugar not above number twelve, Dutch stan
dard in color, two and a half cents per pound;
on all sugar alsive number twelve and not
above number llft.s u, Dutch standard in color,
"two and three-fourth cents |kt pound; on all
sugar alsive number fifteen and not above
number twenty, Ac., three cents per pound;
on all refined sugar in form of loaf, lump,
crushed, pounded, pulverized, or grauulatcd,
and ail other sugar above manlier twenty, Ac.,
live cents per pound; on molasses, six cents
per gallon.
On cigars valued at $5 jier thousand or lees,
35 cent* per pound; valued between $5 and
$10, 60 cents; between $10 and $20, SO cents;
over $20, one dollar per pound, and on all ci
gurs valued over ten dollars per thousand, ten
per cent ad valor urn in addition to above
ates. In addition to the duties heretofore iin
>»*od, there is to is- |>aid on the following ar
ucies me additional sums named, to wit.:
On liar and round iron, smelted or hammer
'd, oil the larger sizes fcj and on the smaller
.5 per ton; oil Isiiler plate iron, $5 per toil;
*n liollow ware glazed or tinned, one half cent
s-r pound; on chain cables, 75 cents per hun
!red pounds; noting to be classed ils a chain
able, under one half inch in diameter; on
mailer chains, one quarter to one half cent
er pound; on sheet iron, $2, 2.50 and fci per
on, according to thickness or number; on
alvanized tin plates, galvanized iron, Ac., one
ialf cent per pound.
On that valued at seven cents or under, one
>urth of one cent per pound; valued above
liat and not above eleven cents, one-lmlf cent
■er |Miiind. On Wilton, Saxony, Aubusson,
lx minster, patent velvet, Tourney velvet, and
ipestry velvet carpets and carpetings, or
' irussels wrought in Jacquard machine, and
zhole carpets, five cents per square yard; on
irussels and tapestry Brussels, on treble in
rain Venetian, three cents per square yard.
On hemp or jute, two cents, and all other
inds not provided for, live |mt cent.; on
laukets five per ceut.; delaines of all kinds
nil dress goods, three cents js-r square yard.
On cotton gixids, plain, from one-fourth to
no ceut per yard; on colord, printed, etc.,
ne cent per square yard, in addition to the
iregoing; on s|*)ol and other thread, cotton,
vc per cent.; on jeans,denims,drillings,ging
ams, plaids, cottouades and pautalooii studs,
• vc |s-r cent.; on brown or bleached linens,
tc., live (s-r cent.
In lieu of tin* duties heretofore im|>osed,
icre is to Is- levied on brown and common
time ware twenty percent.; on china and
orcclain gilded, ornamented, or decorated in
ny manlier, fitly [xt cent.; on china ami por
■ elain plain, and all other earlhern, stone, or
rockery ware, thirty-live per ceut. Salt in
icks or bulk, six cents per 100 pounds.
All vessels are to pay a yearly tax often
TltS (XT ton.
In invoices of goods, if the Collector and
icrchant agree, the tare named in the invoice
• i to la-taken; but if the Collector dissents,
then the real tare U to he allowed; lmt in no
case Is an allowance to be made for draft.
Goods in warehouse may continue for three
years, as formerly.
General Conference of Maine.
Anniversary of the Maine Missiona
ry Society.—The meeting of this society was
held yesterday at !) o'clock, A. M. Reading of
the Scriptures and prayer by the President
Rev. G. E. Adams of Brunswick. The con
gregation then united in singing the hymn,
“Join all the glorious names,” <fcc. A sermon
was preached by Rev. John O. Flske of Bath,
from the text, “Out of the mouths of baltes
and sucklings hast thou ordained strength.”
Ilis theme, the religious instruction and con
version of children and youth, as the most ef
ficient instrumentality for the advancement of
Christa’s kingdom in the world.
• The report of the Treasurer, John Chute,
Esq., was read by the Corresponding Secreta
ry'. Receipts >13,326.
Rev. Dr. Tappan, Secretary, read the report
of the Trustees. Eighty persons were com
missioned last year as missionaries in 78 fields
of labor, comprising 93 where churches are es
tablished, and 21 places where there was no
church. Hopeful conversions during the year,
247; received to the churches, 237; average
congregations addressed, 10,000; gathered in
to sabbath schools, 0000; revivals in 15 towns.
A vote of thanks was passed to Rev. Dr.
Dw ight, who had resigned the office of Presi
dent of the Society, which he had W'ith so
much acceptance filled, to which he very hap
pily responded, adding some forcible remarks
on the. great importance of this organization
to Maine, to the country, and to the world.
After singiug the hymn, “O’er the gloomy hills
of darkness," in which the vast congregaiion
most heartily joined, led by the noble tones of
the organ, remarks were made by Rev. II. K.
Craig of Bucksjiort, oil the topic, “To the poor
the gospel is preached;” by Rev. D. Sewall of
Bangor, a son of Father Sewall, on the second
topic suggested by the President, “ Help those
who help themselves;” followed by Dr. Tajv
pan of Augusta, Rev. P. P. Thayer of Garland,
and Rev. Joseph Fiske of Bath.
The third topic, “Help those that do not help
themselves,” was introduced by Rev. J. K. Ma
son of Hamjiden, and Rev. Ray Palmer, D. I).,
of Altwny, N. Y., formerly a beloved minister
of Bath, in this .State, followed by a jialcrnal
a|>|>eul in behalf of the. Missionary Society of
Maine. The closing |»rayer and benediction
was by Dr. Dwight of Portland.
The officers of the society for the last year,
wore re-elected.
The anniversary of the Maine Branch of the
American Educational Society w:u? held yes
terday afternoon, at the High Street Church,
at 2 1-2 o’clock. The meeting was opened by
singing the hymn, “ Go preach my gospel,”
Ac., in which the congregation joined, produc
ing as tine an eflbct in congregational singing
as we remember to have ever heard. Not
withstanding the unfavorable weather, the
church was tilled to overflowing, and the sing
ing of this sacred piece by so great a number
of j arsons, was in itself a most Interesting fea
ture. After singing, the Throne of Grace, was
addressed by Rev. Mr. Emersou of Andover.
The Treasurer's Report of the Maine Branch
Educational Society was then read, and on
motion was accepted and ordered to he pub
lished. This report !icing of a statistical na
ture, we have thought proper not to give it in
detail. The report of the Secretary of this so
ciety was also accepted, as |ier motion.
The Conference of Maine was then opened,
by singing the hymn, “ O, speed thee on thy
way,” immediately after which a collection was
taken up.
While the collection was lieing made, a let
ter was read by Rev. Mr. Chiekering, from
Rev- J. B. Adams of Gorham, alluding in a
very affectionate manner to Gen. Howard.
Reading of the Scriptures,' and prayer by
Rev. Mr. Gilman.
Report of Committee appointed to visit the
Bangor Theological Seminary was read. This
report was dwelt ujion at length by several
distinguished speakers. Report accepted.
The Report on Home Evanglizutiou was ,'C
Prayer by Rev. F. Horton of Rhode Island,
Mr. Van Meeter, of the Howard Mis
sion and Home for Wanderers, of New
York, in speaking of Sabbath Schools, illus- |
trated by producing several children from the
neighborhood of the worst localities of our
larger cities. The children sang from books
provided by Mr. Van Meter, and we are pleased
to say, the whole audience were " taken by
storm,” and enjoyed the music in a very high j
degree. The pieces sung were, “ Will you go
to that beautiful land with me ?” and “There’s
a light in the window for thee, brother.” We i
would like to give a s)ieciineu of the eloquence
of Mr. Van Meter, hut as we are so much
pushed ibr room in our columns, we shall lie
obliged to coudcnsc the full report obtained by
us. Any contributions of cash or children’s
clothing, Ac., sent to the Nubliatli School of
the Free Street Baptist Church, will be most
gratefully received by Mr. V. M., who will j
leave town during to-dgy.
Several resolutions, breathing patriotism In
a very high degree, were now offered by Prof.
Harris, on behalf of this Conference, and which
being accepted, were voted to lie sent to the
Secretary of State, to lie laid before the Presi
dent of the United States.
Uen. Howard, recently returned from Uie
seat of war, now occupied the pulpit for a short
time, and favored the audience with some of
tlie most soul-stirring remarks. “One year
ago.” said the General, “I left West Point in
command of a body of men, and taking them
South, we were soon in the engagement at
Hull Hun.” He spoke of the religious feeling
prevailing at that time in his own regiment
but felt that all war was antagonistic to the
Christian religion. While at Hladensburg lie
had a brigade in his charge, and many of the
men were professors of religion. “We held
our prayer meetings,” said he, “but soou I no
ticed a falling off. 1 have beheld the many
good deeds of the chaplains of the different
regiments, and know of their success in bring
ing soldiers to Christ.” He s|xike in the most
eloquent strain of the duties we owed as
Christians and as men. He jxirtrayed in all of
its fearful light the field of battle; and, ill
speaking to the lailies, he said, “Ladies, keep
up a steady front, fill up the ranks, for,” said
he, “we cannot do without your aid;” anil call
ing upon God to bless them all, he closed his
We wish that every man, woman and child
in this city, could have heard the Christian he
ro, could have felt the enthusiasm and patriot
ism w Inch he infused into that vast audience.
Those who w ere prevented from attending this
meeting, lost w hat they w ill seldom have an
opportunity to hear, a most noble Christian
soldier’s sentiments, delivered with all the pa- ;
tlms and tire of oratory and Christian zeal.
Alter singing the words of the Iiyum com
mencing with “God bless our native land,” the !
meeting adjourned until evening at 7 1-2
We regret, as we said before, to be compell
ed to cut short the full report furnished us,
hut time and want of space have prompted us i
to this step. May the gixxl cause prosper.
Androscoggin and Kennebec Railroad—
Annual .Meeting.
W.VTF.UVII.I.K, June 25, 1802.
To the Editor of Uu' Portland Daily Press;
The anniud meeting of the stockholders of
the Androscoggin and Kennebec Railroad was
held here to-day. The special train from Port
land and way stations did not bring as many
stockholders as usual, on account of the rain.
The bondholders were invited to atteud this
year with the stockholders, to get a fuller ex
pression on the subject of consolidation.
The President, John Ware, presided. The
rc|K>rts of the Directors and Treasurer were
The Chairman appointed Messrs. Nathan
Wyman, Wm. Buxton and Joshua Nye,a com
mittee to receive votes for a Board of Direct
ors for the ensuing year, and the committee re
ported whole numlier of votes 1099, all of
which were for John Ware, Jediah Morrill, Ira
Crocker, William Goodenow, Franklin Smith,
Samuel p. Benson and Rufus llorton.
The report of the Directors of this Compa
ny upon the subject of consolidation with the
Penobscot and Kennelicc Corporation, under
act of Legislature of 1850; also the terms of
the consolidation, were read to the stockhold
ers lor their consideration, but no vote coidd
be taken, and if the two corporations do con
solidate, a special meeting of the stockholders
of each will have to be called. If the two lines
consolidate, the road will take the name of the
“ Maine Central Railroad,”—but the sum of
$75,000 must be paid to the city of Bangor be
fore consolidation can take place, and it is pro
poeed to raise this sum by subscription.
Alter some consideration and debate upon
the subject of consolidation, it was voted that
“ it Is for the interest of the Androscoggin and
Kennebec to consolidate with the Penobscot
and Kennelicc Railroad, and the subject be lett
with the Directors, with fiill power to act iu
the premises.”
It appears from the report of the Directors
that this road has sensibly lilt the depression
of business for the [wist year; the gross earn
ings of the line having fallen oil' during the
past year $04,203.14 as compared with the year
The expenses of operating the line during
the past year have been greatly reduced, being
$124,557.02—a reduction of $29,293.92, com
pared wite the preceding year.
The net earnings belonging to the Corporation,
are $74,105.51, living a decrease from last year
of $19,982.41. The net earnings have fallen far
below the sum necessary to [my the interest on
the indebtedness of the Company.
The floating debt of the Company Is $131,
102,80, and licfore the consolidation can take
pffopf tin* TVllluifitlM miict twin I)>n nU» T)nn
gor $75,000, the amount they advanced to pay
interest last April, otherwise the city will take
possession of the road under the first mort
gage, which becomes absolute next November.
This will make the Heating debt of the Com
pany, to wit: the debt which the Directors
carry along $206,102230. It appears from the
Superintendent’s Iteport that the number of
passengers transported on the line the past
year is equal in all to the transportation of
3,227,070 passengers, one mile, winch is a loss
from last year of 27,020. Comparing the
gross earnings of the road this year with those
of last year, and the loss is rising 20 per cent.
It appears that no passenger on the road has
been injured during the past year and but one
The line of the road is in good repair and is
perha|>s doing as well as the average of roads
in New England.
It has received but little from the transpor
tation of' United States Troops, from its situa
tion. •
ZUF" President Lincoln very unexpectedly
made his ap[K-arance in New York on Monday
evening last, and proceeded immediately to
West Point where he met and held consultation
w ith Gen. Scott, and returned as suddenly and
as quietly as he had come. Curiosity was
completely I talked in relation to the object of
tlie visit.
The Boston Station Ilouse of the
Eastern linilroad, was burned on Saturday, to
gether with several cars. Loss not far from
Z1T' The Lewiston Jonmal says that Hen
ry M. Stinson, of the 5th Maine regiment, who
was taken prisoner at Manassas nearly a year
since, arrived at ltis home in Auburn, on Mon
day morning.
— Joseph Swcetsir of Biddeford, an old
man near 70 years of age, is now confined in
tlie county jail at Alfred for debt. So says the
ZW~' The Clarion states that the s%'cping
room of Mr. J. F. Pollard of Skowhcgau, was
entered by a thief on Friday night last, and his
pants carried oil', containing $'25 and a silver
watch. A gold watch was hanging up in the
room, but was not noticed by the rascal.
— The St. John Freeman says ‘•The new
Canadian Militia Law provides that ten thous
rum Tnimurra snan ue cnrnni'ii, 10 ue uruieu
twelve days in the year, anil paid 50 cents each
for the men mid ft for tho officers. Six dol
a year an1 to be allowed for uniform. Arsenals
an' to bo constructed, and the military instruc
tors sent out by the I inperial Government are
to !»■ maintained. There is to lie a Brigade
Major, with a salary of $400 for each Military
Edmund Bead, aged aliout twelve yours,wits
drowned in the Kcnduskcag stream, uear Mer
rill's Mills, last Monday alleruoon.—Bangor
New Vessel.—Messrs. E. Longfellow &
Son have a vessel on the stocks in this place,
which will he ready for launching early in Ju
ly. She is to be bark rigged, aud will bo about
3i"> tons.—Mac hi ax Union.
ZJt " A hard-shelled friend of ours is ner
vously anxious alxiut the color of the Press.
We have felt no anxiety on this score only that
It should lie read !
— It is an old saw that “a hair of the same
dog will cure a canine bite.” On this prin
ciple, we presume, it is proposed to revive and
rcjuvlnatc the old Democratic party to restore
the Union.
— On the first page will lie found the inter
esting historical address of Mr. Dodge, made
at the Masonic festival; also an interesting ar
ticle on our Iron-clad gunboats. On the last
page Poetry and Arlemas Ward’s Courtship.
Partobai, Cam..—Mr. Alfred A. Ellsworth,
son of Hon. Jeremiah Ellsworth, of Bath, re
cently preaching at Draeut, Mass.,has received
an invitation from the Congregational Church
and Society in Millford, Mass., to become their
pastor. Mr. Ellsworth was a graduate of An
dover Sctniuary, of the class of 1801.
The Boston Journal very petulantly
says if any one wishes to sec a remarkable case
of great guns going off at half cock, let him
read Earl Bussell’s aud Lord Palmerston’s re
marks on General Butler's order relating to
women, as given in our foreign dispatches. It
is plain that these aud the other eminent crit
ics of General Butler have no exact idea of
what they are talking nlsmt, and they do not
seem to lie conscious of the propriety of wait
ing liir further information.
The Hick Soldiers of Maine.
We give the following letters explaining the
objects of the new Maine Association In Wash
ington, to benefit our sick anil wounded sol
diers. Any articles intended for this Associa
tion can he forwarded to Portland to the care
of Mr. George K. Davis, who will forward them
to Washington free of expense to the donors.
We hope to see a generous response from all
the principal towns in our State, to this call
for aid to our suffering soldiers, tnd we would
request the press of Maine to publish these
National IIotel, )
Washington, June 22, 18G2. )
George II. Dari*. Keg., State Agent, Ac., Ac.:
Mr Dear Sir:—Gentlemen from Maine,
including our delegation in Congress, have had
several meetings within the last two weeks to
perfect an organization for the benefit of our
sick aud wounded soldiers, and have chosen
an Executive Committee, of which S. P.
Brown, Esq., Navy Agent in this city, is Chair
man, and A. D. Clark. Esq., whose note is
herewith enclosed, is a member of the commit
tee. You sec what Mr. Clark says in relation
to sanitary articles.
I start iu the morning for Manassas and that
region to see our cavalry and artillery. This
committee are trying to have Maine men all
taken to one hospital, and there be attended by
Maine surgeons and nurses. I hope it can lie
so arranged. Six churches are now being lltted
up in anticipation of the great battle of Rich
Very respectfully, your ob’t serv’t,
Daniel Elliot.
Washington, D. C., June 22,1802.
Lieut. Col. Elliot—Sir: It has been sug
gested that all sanitary stores coming to this
city from Maine for soldiers, should come to
the care of our own men, and as we are in
want of some for our soldiers in the hospitals
now, I would suggest that they come or lie di
rected to the Chairman of our Execut ive Com
mittee from our State, S. P. Browu, Navy
Agent. We are in want of shirts, drawers,
thin pants, slippers, stockings, light over gar
ments of some kind, and should our folks have
fruit of any kind, a small amount might be
sent, and should there be a Untie soon, 1 think
we should want a considerable amount of such
articles as Is above named. Please accept this
as only a suggestion from a person who is a
sympathizer with our sick and wounded boys.
I am truly yours,
A. D. Clark.
Correspondence of the Press.
Bath, June 25,1802.
The Universalist State Convention is quite
iarge. Him. Sidney Perham of Paris is Presi
dent of the Council, and Rev. Giles Bailey of
Gardiner, Clerk.
The Report on Sabbath Schools, read yas
terday afternoon by Rev. J. C. Snow of Nor
way, was an able production, and presented
manv facts ol interest. It is said that, never
before has there been such a satisfaefory ex
hibit of the work and prosperity of the Sun
day Schools connected with the Universalist
churches in this State. Last evening a meeting
of war war held to consider the general subject
ol the ** Religious Education of the Young.”
Addresses were mode by lion. Mr. Perham,
Rev. Messrs. French of Turner, Battles of
Bangor, Gaines of Bethel, Hodgdon of Be Hast,
and others. It was a spirited meeting.
I looked in last evening at the Free Will
Baptist meeting. There was a good atten
dance ; a Ministers’ Conference was being held.
I like tlie Press of course; it U a good
looking paper and everybody says so.
X. Y. Z.
Fire in Acton.—On the 13th inst., the horn
of Mr. Sylvester Loud was burned to the
ground. There was in the barn at the time a
sleigh and pung, aud some farming utensils.
The tire originated from sonic heartless boys
that were having some fun with a dog. They
caught the dog and tied Some shavings to him,
and then set tire to them aud set him loose.
As soon as loose, the dog started for the Inm.
where there was some hay, and in a few mo
ments it was all on fire. Mr. Loud had just
finished some repairs that he w as making on
the barn. There were some carpenters’ tools
in the tmni but the most of them were saved.
Insured for $150.—Saco Democrat.
$10,000 United St ate* Coupon-Sixes (1881).1001
$16,000 .do?.7.1<*I
$20,300 United State* 7 3-10 Treasury Note*.106?.
$10,000 .do...»3. lift?
$37,000 United State* Demand Note*.104
$1,000 United States Registered Sixes (1802).101
$9,600 I'inted State* Five Twenty Coupon 6’s.. .1001
$600 United State* Coupon* (July). .107*
$6,600 .do.1071
$16,624 American Gold... 108
In this city 25th inst, at St Stephen’* church, by i
Rev William Steven* Ferry, assisted hr Rev lloratio
Stebbin*, pastor of the First Fari*h, Mr John Henry
Hall to Mis* Mary France*, daughter of Moses I
IMumtner, Esq, both of this city.
In this city 25th iunt, by Rev Wm R Clark. Mr
Israel F Hutler to Mi*s Louisa Furintou, both of this
fn Skowhegan 10th inst, Mr Washington Mack to
Mi** Fmma A Chapin, both of S.
In Howdofn 21*t inst. Mr OH* Goding, of Kowdoin,
to Mi** Mel vina Demerce. of Canada East.
In New Gloucester 22d iu*t, Mr George W Rich, of
Gray, to Ml** Angle W Hailey, of New Gloucester.
In this city 21st inst, Mr* Thankful, wife of Charles
II Sylvester of Co F, l*t Maine Cavalry.
In Stamford, Conn. jrHh in*t, Marv,'wifc of David
Thomson, of Gardiner Mas*, aged 43’
In Uarrolltou L, 6th inst, Otis H Douglas*, of Lis
bon, a member of the 15th Maine Uegiment, ag«?d 19.
In Newburvnort 21*t inst. Mr* olive widow of thn
late Mr Samuel knight, of Peru Me.
WINDSOR. Sch Lark—110 ton* plaster30 bushels
potato** to order.
PARS BORO. Sell Brookville—115 tons plaster 1
tub butter A D Whidden.
ST GEORGE. Sch Cercsco—00 M ft lumber N J
In steamship Africa, from Boston for Liverpool—
Robert Treat of Bangor; and 150 others.
Sun rises, morn.4 19 I length of days.15 27
Sun sets, eve.7 40 | lligu water, morn. 10 44
Wnlarsday* Jaac 25.
Sch Ceresco, Smith, St George NB.
Sch Brookrllle, (Rr) Hatfield. Windsor NS.
Sch Lark. (Hr) Macomber, Windsor NS.
Sell Frances, Dobbin, Joncsport.
Sch Shoal Water, Ryder, Bangor.
Sch J C Waldron, Small, Bangor for Middleton Ct. j
Sch Webhaunet, Fowler, Bangor for South Ber
Sch Texas. Ellis, Bangor for Harwich.
Steamer Montreal, Prince, Boston.
Steamer Parkersburg. Hoilman, New York, Emory
& Fox.
Sch Maryland, Knight, Baltimore, R G York A
Sch Dahlia, Kent, Bangor, master.
Lateched—At Pembroke lOtli inst, bark N M i
IIav’EX, of about 430 tons. She is owned in this •
city, and is to he conimati<l«>d by Capt Hall, of this
city. This is the third hark of at»out tho same size
launched within a lew month* by Mes*rsGeorge Rus
sell A Co.
The Messrs Russel Is have just laid the keel for
another vessel of Jon tons.
Per steamship Bremen, at New York.
Ar at London 9th.Irvine. Churchill, Boston. CUI
7th, Colloney, McCreary, and Rosa, Mimle, New I
Ar at Falmouth 8th. John Runyan. Carver, Mataii- :
zas; Samoset, Chapman..Sombrero; 9th. Mary C Fox, j
Fredericks, Cardenas; Wilmington, Masters, Matau
Arat Glasgow 7th, Glad Tidings, Morgan, New
Ar at Liverpool 7th. E Fleming. Ixnett, Charles
ton; Kth, Georgian*. Baxter. 11 a\ a na.
Sailed 9th. Harriet Spaulding, Booker, Rockland;
Senator, Wal*h, New York.
Per steamship Etna, at Jfcw York.
Ar at Svduoy NSW March 20, Alice t auieron, Aus- !
tin, New York.
Ar at Melbourne March 25, Simoda, Smith, New '
Arat Port Philip Heads April 25, Joseph Holmes, I
Bangs, Boston.
Ar at Hong Kong April 18, Julia G Tyler, Cooper, I
New York.
Sailed 18th, N B Palmer, Low, Now York.
Sailed from Singapore April 29, Borneo, Bassett,
Sailed from Calcutta May 8, Belle of the West,
llowes. Boston.
Ar at Shields 10th. Saxony. Sonne,-.
Entered fcr loading at Liverpool 10th Inst,Monarch
of the Sea. Spencer, and Francis B Cutting, Maloney,
New York.
At Sliangfeao April 19, ship Nautilus, El well, for
New- York, eld 17th: hark Carih. Bates, from Beaton,
via Rio Janeiro, ar 7th, disg—ha* lsjeu sold for 16,000
Mexican dollars; sch Calliope, Kinsman, from Bos
ton, ar 12th, disg.
At Buenos Ayres 10th ult, ship James Nesmith,
Watts, from Portland, disg.
At St Thomas 2d nit, ships J Webster Clark, Knp
perholdt; J I* Whitney, Avorv, and Globe, Baker,
getting ready for sea; Martha Whitmore, Preble,
repg; schs Mary Helen, Hutchinson, fin Rio Janeiro,
ar 27th. wtg orders; Frances Art hernias, Mitchell, fiu
Msehias, nr 23d. disg.
Ar at Pictou 12th inst, sch Germ, Wilson, East port
(and cld 13th for Pembroke); l«th. Adelaide,Sprague,
Boston (and cld 17th for Pembroke).
Cld at Halifax 21st inst, she Banner, Thorne, Port
March 12. lat 17 N. Ion 35 W, bark Glide, McMuI
lan. from Salem April 23 for Bombay.
May 2, lat 1 S, Ion 84 E, ship Good Hope, Miller,ftn
Calcutta March 18 fcr New 1 ork.
Mav 8, lat 28 N, Ion 38, brig Onward, I'ongally, ftn
New York April 9 for Kio Janeiro.
May 23, lat 37 10 N, Ion 46 60 W, ship Sami Unssell,
Winchell. from New York Mav 10 for Hong Kong.
May 24. lat 37, Ion 18. ship Nathl Thompson, Hick
man, from Cadiz May 18 for Ihwtou.
June 3. lat 48 35. Ion 17 25, bark Searsbrook, from
London for New York.
June 6. lat ft), Ion 9 12. bark W A Banks, Bartlett,
from Havana for Antwerp.
June 17. lat 27 45. Ion 09, brig C II Kennedy, of
Lubec, steering WSW.
SAN FRANCISCO. Ar June 9, ships Storm Hood,
Callaghan and Hong Kong; 10th, Competitor,Leekie,
Sailed 9th, ship Romance of the Sea, Clough, Hong
BALTIMORE. Ar 23-1, bark Lac/ Elizabeth,
Nichols, Havana; brigs Frances Jane, Kirch,St Johhs
PR; Montrose, Caribbean Sear Eliza M Strong,
Strong. Havana; schs Myers, Rhoads, and Golden
Rod, Bishop. White House Ya; Messenger, Fogg,
Bangor; Christiana, Knight, Portland; Star,-,
PHILADELPHIA. Ar 23d, bark B Fountain,
Keller. Matanzas; brig J Boyd, Kilpatrick. Saco.
Cld 23d. brigs Delhi. Darnaby. Demarara; Andrew
Peters, Watts, Matanzas; C U Jordan, l'lumer, New
NEW YORK. Cld 23d. schs Hurd. Snow, Port
land; S K Hart, Kent, Biddeford.
Also cld 24th, ship* Surprise. Ranlett, Hong Kong;
W F Schmidt. Sears, Antwerp; Chancellor, Spencer,
Liverpool; bark Nabob, Thurston. Shanghae; brigs
Three Sisters. Hanna. Constantinople; Laura,Atkins,
VeraCruz; sch Medford, Hopkins Belfort.
Ar 24th, shins E Sherman, Hicbbom, Havana;
Charter Oak, Carver, Matanzas: barks Edward Ever
ett, llarding, Belize Hon; Helen Maria, Marshall,
Ctenfuegos; Amelia. Munroc, and Linden, llowell,
Havana; Houston, Share. Sagna; N Boynton, Miller,
Providence; West Wind, Buber, Stonington; brigs
William R Nash, Small. Menton. Spain; Kentucky,
Carver, Matanzas: sfhs William Sceor, Foster, Bar
celona ; llero. Carter, Calais.
BOSTON. Ar 25th, brigs John Stevens, Hopkins,
Remt'dios; Ambrose Light, Stahl,Sagua; sells rorest,
Wood, Ellsworth; Elizabeth. Soule; Tarnuin. Wood;
Caspian. Smith; Brilliant. Pendleton .ana Citv Point,
Donald, Bangor; Illnminator, ( reamer, and Henry
A, Wade, Waldoborn; sloop Radiant, El well, Bangor.
Also ar 25th, schs Ratxn. Holt, and Tngwasaa, Pat
ton, Ellsworth; Grecian, Abbott. Bangor.
Cld 25th, sch White Sea. Littlefield, Philadelphia.
Also cld 25th, sch Olive Elizabeth, Hamilton, Port
PROVIDENCE. A r 24th, brig Financier, Haskell,
Bangor; sch Jacob Raymond, Long, Gardiner for
NEWPORT. Ar 23d, schs Flight, Gibbs, Somerset
for Philadelphia; 24tli, Amazou, Sean, Bangor for
New York. *
NEW BEDFORD. Ar 24th, sch Tiger, llarding.
SULLIVAN. Sailed 23d, schs Grecian, Abbott,
and Uuion, Foss, Boston; La Plata, Stratton, Now
PEMBROKE. Ar 22d. sobs Del Norte, Bel more.
New York; Emma Wadsworth,Norton,Boston; 24th,
Amanda. Keller, New York.
Sailed 23d, sch l»el Norte, Dinsmore. Luhcc.
BANGOR. Ar 22d. ships Majestic. Newcomb,
Portland to load for Bristol E: 23d. Mountaineer,
Wilson, Thomaston to load for Bristol E.
Also ar 23*1. brigs Hudson, Griffin, Searsport; Chas
Heath, Loud. Boston; schs Josiali Achoro, Frank
Maria. Packet, and Triton. New York.
Cld 23d, schs James Bliss. Hatch. Proridence; Jane
Woodbury. Coombs, and Aurora. 1 terry, Salem.
DAMARISC'tfTTA. Ar23d. schs Lizzie. Poland,
Boston; Sarah. Elizabeth, Webber, Portland.
BATH. Ar 24th. brig Forrestor, Murray. Vienna
Md; schs Comet, Morse, and Somerset, Poof, Boston;
Hope A Susan. Munson, Portland; Mary Fletcher,
-, Delaware City.
Til K SECOND QUARTER of the Summer Senion
of till. I natitutfcm will commence
Thin i« a Family School, and the beet of reference
cau be given. Rmr scut for a Circular.
H. M. EATON ft SON, rmnricton,
AMOS H. EATON, UrtnelpaJ.
June 26th, 1862. d2w
Trout & other Fishing Tackle.
ALSO, Grx*. Riplk*. Revolvers^CcTi.iutT and
8porting Good* generally.
Repairing and Steu&il Catting attended to m usual.
E>r. John O. MO tlt
W foort St., Corwvr of Howard, Boston, is
consulted daily from 10 until 2, and from «to H in the
cveniug, «u all diaiaws of the Urinary and Geuital
Organs, Scrofulous Affections, Humors of all kinds,
8ores, Ulcers and Eruptions, Female Complaints, Ac.
An experience of over twenty years’ extensive prac
tice enables Dr. M to cure all of the newt difficult
case*. Medicines entirely vegetable. Advice Fro©.
June 23, 1S»3. «u3awftm
Ogee 74 Middle, ear. of Exehauge St.,
Agent of the following liner Clubs Insurance Co's:
National Insurance Company,
Of Roeton. • - Cub Capital ami Surplus, 4600,000.
Republic Fire Insurance Company,
Of New York. - - Cash Capital and Surplus, 4312,000.
Relief Fire Insurance Company*
Of New York. - -Cash Capital and Surplus, 4230.000.
Equitable Fire and Marine Inn. Co.,
vi rrotmrnw.
Perfect Seccrity. which onght always to he the
first considered ion in offocting insurance," it here of
fered to the public. at the lotrt st rate* vf premium
adnpt<>d by sound and responsible companies.
Office in "Boyd’s Building,” opposite Post Office.
dAwtf_ _
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The Crystal & Masonic Journal.
THE publication of this paper will be resumed in
July and be issued regularly on tbe 1st and U»th
of each month. Subscriptions and communications
in the U. State* must he sent to
Those in C anada to W A I KK VI 1.1.K, C. E.
The first number will cuutain a lull report of “Thu
CkxtexmalCelkuuatiox.” Those (Wring extra I
copies of that number please address as above.
dA w2w |
PROPOS ALS will be receive*! by the Committee
on Streets, Skle-Walks and Bridges, at th© Civil
Engineer's office, until Tuodav tile 8th day of July
iH-xt, for tlie removal of the Hies or Dolptuus in the
Harbor off Victoria W’harf.
8. W LARRABEK. Chairr-An.
Cdher dalies please copy. j« 2otd
Old Frames Ke-Oilt,
On Hand.
A CONSTANT supply of best Extra Deep Gold
Leaf, aud at low rates at
2rt Market Shuars.
Photographic l.uodtt 4c Chemical*. |
Ol'R slock In this «b |*artinent is complete, com
prising every article uwii in the art.
juuetHdtfw.Jt 28, Market Square.
Pier mid Mantle Mirror*.
WITH Oval, Square or Kliptical frames, with
Rosewood, Black Walnut or (lilt finish inadv
to «*rd*‘r, of any size, style or design, of new and
elegant patterns'; also clu-ap Looking Glasses and
plates re-set in old frames, bv
MORRISON & CO., 28, Market Square.
€■111 Frame*.
size or style desirod—latest patterns aud beat
workmanship—made to order by
MORRISON k CO., 96, Market Square.
Photographic Frame*.
CJurARF. or oval—every kind called for. These
being manufactured by ourselves, except those
necessarily imported, we can compete with any mar
ket for low price*. At wholesale or retail, at 2t», Mar
ket Square, MORRISON A CO'S.
Oilt, Ko*rivood, Itlark Walnut and
Oak Moulding*.
VT lowest cash prices, in quantities to suit the
trade. Ship Moulding* math* and finished to '
order by Mt>RKISt >N CO.,
Market Square.
1STew Drug Store !
HAVE taken store. Ns. 76 MftsMIe Street*
(Fox Block.) and respectftilljr invite nnhlic at
tention to their large and well selected stock of
Drug*, Chemicals, Fancy Coeds, Ac.,
And solicit a share of pnhlic patronage, trusting
that by furnishing thejpurest chemicals and best stock
of drugs the market affords, and a careful attention
in the disuensary depaitment, to merit the oonfldenco
of the public.
CRAB. r. C'KOPMAff. je24tf THOU. H. POOR.
N«w Custom logic ui Post Office, PodlsW, Iiiie,
Shell and Horn Comb., Fan,, Cano., Aeeordooa*,
Wallet., Card Cam, Table and Pocket Cutlery;
Teeth, Hair, and Shaving Bro.be.; Karina Cologne,
Labia'. Extract.; CLOCKS.
Quadrant., Spy Clave., Barometer., Surveyor.’
and Mariners’ Compave*, Gunter’s Seale*. Divider.,
Parallel Rule., Protractor., Drawing Instrument.,
Land Chains, Thermometer., Linen Proven, Opera
Chart., Bowditch’. Navigator, Blent’* Coart Pilot,
Nautical Almanac., Sumner’. Method, Ship Master’.
Assistant, Sheet Anchor, Seamen’. Friend or Manna),
Ship Muter’. Guide, Expedition. Meuurer, for
Freight, fc«., Ac.
Watch., nad Jewelry Repaired.
WTime determined by fixnrtt. M-1
Portlaud, June 33, 1813. dZtawft wtf
ErtaUliM la IMS.
Premium Blank Books on hand and made to order,
of erery variety of style and finish. From our long
experience, we are enabled to oflbr to the trade and
our customers bettrr bargains in quality and prims,
than can be found in any other mtaiWishamut hi the
State. Oar stock of
la •elected with the greatest cam from Urn hast For
eign and American House*, aad embrace* erery arti
cle needed for public office*, (locating "-nir aad
private use#, and at fewest prims.
room rmn
Of erery variety, quality and price, smhrcstag all
the various style* of gold paper* manufactured, to
gether With a IWI stock of Satins, mediums and com
mon paper*—the large* stock to be found in tbb
market, at loarest market price*. School Books of
every kind in ase at wboleaalo print.
S3 Exmanoa Stuit.
Portland Jane % 1883.
H. H. HAY,
Fine Chemicals, Pure Drugs, /
hlbl nnn a.m ahiicaj mfiini,
And Dye-Stuffs,
And nil other nrtielee anally kept fen a Drag mad
1'aiat Eetebllahmcnt.
tT~ State Agent ftxr DAVIS A KIDD'S MAG
Ho removed hie stock of
Pirtirt FrMM». P»frr Imim fmn tot, U, kt.,
Next door above the Rritleh aad American Kxpreee
< >»ee. whore he will accommodate all who may Be hi
want of goode la hie line, at very low prices.
Book - Binding and Picture - Framing,
Done neatly ae usual.
For sale at the above store by
Phyeielane and Kamil lie supplied with Medlclace lad
book. Clan* renewed and vial* refilled.
Jane M. 1*3, eodfim
15 Recruits Wanted Immediately.
To till n)i a company from
To serve three years, unless sooner discharged.
Better inducements are offered than ever 1* fore.
Together with £2.00 Bonus, and a month’s Adtauco
Pay authorized by Congress.
Recruiting t Hftce at
Ptifle Corps Armory,
I3F" Pay and Rations commence on the day of en
j* 341 f Recruiting Officers.

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