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AMERICANS CAN GOVERN AMERICA WITHOUT THE AID OF POPISH INFLUENCE.
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Volume % ellsworih, Hancock county, Maine? Friday april 25, is;*;. number »: -
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. $l)c (fllsiuovtl) ^median.
vrm.isin.n bvkry r rid ay hornin'a by
1ST. IS. SAWYER.
() Ti c in the Town Building, on Main Street,
m nearly opposite Hancock Bank.
POld BY.
THE LAND OF WASHINGTON
r.V tiKOBOl: P. MORRIS.
I glory in in- sages,
Who in the days of yore.
In combat met the focnuin.
And drove them from our shore :
Wh i flung our banner's starry field
In triumph to the breeze.
Vo 1 sproa I bro id maps of cities wh-rc
One waved the forest trees.
—ll'irra’u 1 —
I ; lory in ti e s: rit
Which 1 11"1 them ff> rise
Ami found a mighty nation
Beneath the western skies.
No chine so bright and ii autoul
As that where ts the sen :
No ! ir.d • o fertile, fair and Ire ■
As that of W ishingt >n.
—1 lurrah I—
To a -TaterV
Oh, Irish tra:l, how w» II yon ‘nit.
'|'|io cause of “human naiei!
What now is there that can comp ire
With t:i . oil, Hom y T’ater ■
Kidney or r .mol. 1 will 1> h ) ■ • !
You'll stan 1 n! i hung t’s rack t :
Sniirt:'ie-s in hash. som. tun’s a mash,
And sometime, in your jacket.
1 i.ov I, i, l!i bl \ i nr m i 1.-.
\ out • • y I. \ ing • j •:•
With “j int d* kniv adigout yoiti
As it* v • 'i hid no fe ting : —
()r on a grater t il) you. Tat r,
t.'k - any other l nit d Sta 1
~ M18CE1-AXKOUS.
LECTURE BY WENDELL PHILLIPS
■ {■ |i lure W. Ci-sJay evening in Tr. -
im.at Ti m;i I;.-ii-^uur cn’ifv; b,-l r.
i!:e Mere inti!-.- i library A"U i.toi,
it deliver' ! ' . Wend lis Pm.iij i “ A _
ij.»n ns an -1 ■men; **i Republican lift. —
There was a targe anti brilliant auditor--,
and the cT>quenl lecturer was received j
with Sequent apj 1 »u*c.
Agitat; 11. Mr Phillips s tid, is p cu
lt ir 1 > an American idea, and its coerce _
is that the people may be trusted. I he j
old world hedges about it* past ache.a-j
meiits with ins* itutions, but here the ark
of liberty rests upon the t.a.cd hearts ot
the people. Wf^ralt tg tntiou tana' <• -in.
bnt it i* true At ri* loism It :> D ■
racy asserting r* privii g io think;
world growing. It c nt 11n» the
elements -l j rt»_» — An Iuin. m
advancement ha- bn n adieivrd b th«
“Come mii^r*1.’ I he danger so nation*
is n *t io progress, but m stag i-iuou —
p -rtune and lime *n K-itope rest upon
ihe bayonet ami institutions, but heie tbpv
rest - *.* • up •» thesenlime.il ot tin* p*‘o
p e, for llu; statut bonk* is lodu\*s tin* I,
and h n !.•)■. t- • ». h.iiul* o) re .ding,
(j i ink i_ ii.ell. I'm ml Srs Call best lie
e(111 i ■ . • •••pi;;.g tlevgre.il .Veii.-rie »u
1.te, the j s m eessity—agitation.—
L ty upon ibe |.« r \ »• tlu-■ rop* U'd '■ i:\ ( l
a great question, and it win c » i o »•
every v.rtue, and prove the .* ifeguard ol
young and old. It wiii spat ambition,
and lead to great achievement*, wh.h
will cover their projects with honor, for
succees i* tin Yankee charm tint tests
ail merit.
The masses do not reason, they fee 11
vet they are right in the end. The heart
pulsing with thought has but to beat,and,
humanity answers with instinctive sym-i
path)’, without waiting tor the brain.— I
One ol the instinetivc sentiments of the
ma-ses is patriotism. “Wbat Massachu
setts man bm loves the old Bay State —
Dearer is the tempest that mantles her
lulls in snow-drifts than the sublimity of
Niagara, or the (lowers that blush into
beauty on the prairies of the West.— i
What if the old Stute doesrtek with no
tions! Amen! Let every individuel man
■ mount Ins hobby. Whit .ire die lazv
>011 tli and the full-fed West fit for bui
iace to work >>ut the hot laboratory ol
IassschusettH* brain! She was always
ie intellect. God spr-e I li .-ras the hciirt
'ill ■ empire. She alwa - (iI,«the Sen
te II also with ideas, and now she st irtles
; with courage and lofty purpose, God
'ess her! What though once and again
e has fallen among theives, and had
r fair fame spotted; we will wipe away
e stain yet. Not, oh, with idle tears,
t with the manlier repenteuce of such
most well doing tint the fugitive from
y airy prison house, native or foreign,
y tread the highways, fearless of laws
• Commissioners, and tell Ins name on
S 'inker Hill. Hearts and sentiments,
™ ter all, are /lie only thiugs alive,
1 they will find their own way to topple
J vn the loftiest dead weights heaped
I upon ilr in, as \vc«ds crumble palac
i ami pyramids beneath winch they grow. .
We are afl at on the sea of dhcusaiou, <
and there is no possibilityof stopping us.
li lias already ground us out religous I
freedom, dial by jury, liberty of the press, t
the American revolution,republican gov
ernment, Garrison and the anti-slavery ’
cause. It is now grinding out freedom t
o( popular thought, and the understand- i
ing among all men of the necessity of t
educating the people, making their i
[ thoughts pure, and their aspirations high, •
by laying iipmi bare hearts trie great i
question i f li *'*rty, prop* ity, justice to n
ili. \\ e h ive progre-sed in the past »
gem rations. What was M»e ‘*not tree” j'
• f Hot n in revolutionary days, is now : n
It 1 u»:::«*;:■ • ralively carved in granite, on t
i h. ico in Washington street, dy the i
v- v :: • n who m old age have grown so f
v-'»n*ei v.uive that they believe nothing i> : I
true* unless they «ec it in the Daily Ad* I
verti?er. And in future generations
subjects will be freely discussed which
would r. v make an audience quail.— ^
A. i'.at iu:i, instead of the medicine, is the j
v-.y diet of republicanism, which gives r
nmjrishmt nt and strength. Its emblem
is the ocean, which, curbed by the laws ;
of Tnvitation, is pure only through iu j v
ceaseless motion. |
IM mt an o il: in a vasp am! either the v
ik must hr dwr.ifed nr the va«? broken.
w <• •'.•iv pumicci uere me r»a-n race-—
i!> ■ g :»i* " Yankee—Ut th* onk gn.w!
V: • ' i|estun •; \v' « •1 »!I -h ike
■ rr «r .1 the : » <; hull t i a lull jc
‘ bv d\ a. • ' , u! i 'unr.ies s umbedy
l- try |i |i;s tongue! A'I li i I,
ill h '!, * 1!r• i• • *.l•.!•• -piiit we cal! by the
IndnToii** irini.* of \ inker! It shall go ^
on que-ti. rung an 1 to question,until ii j
ha-extorted fr mi nature her ln«t secret,
mid torn the vici Ir in ilie last truih.—
.Mihail the ceitaintv that we are trusting ,,
huniau irtiinp, uhi-h may 1 c trusted—
r t we cm fide hearts, which in tin
m id ions are always true to justice* t * c
liberty, and to truth. c
The i:‘ ,i uer T. F. Secor has beer*
c
purchas.-d by Capt. Kimbail, of F aming- .
d »!•■ and is to go on the route between
Hal \ II and Portland.
Kholu: Island, The representation g
fr. u ail the the towns is now complete, j)
I • Americans ami Uepublicuns, count
'll . . Lieut- nan: Gmeme r, will Inv- o
'<>2 ill • • - ' tic- Sen !•
• - i til* 7ii n t ini> -rs oi the 11- •
Ik i-g a nut j my of 44 of the Grand
C.'Minittee, j
c
Singular Occident.
As Capt .M. Tufts of Sullivan was en
gaged m sawing in his mill, at that plaeo
bv -Mine accident, his hand caught in the
saw, and severed one of his little lingers; :i
besides sawing his hand in a very had ^
manner. He was carried to his house f
oleedmg badly. A short tune before.ha v_
mg -oin * p * vder lot blasting, he gave i,
(u his wife, to put away. She put it in (
the oven a -tov*. ihu was not i i use ;
r i !
hut m the t xciti n ei t oi the moment it
w.is forgotten. V li -was wanted in the
room, and waj built in the stove. The
Dr’s, and others started to move Capt. T
into the room ; they got near the door
but lor some reason were detained, and. c
while waiting, the powder caught firet [
the windows were blown out of the house :
tiie walls started &c. But strange to v
say no one was injured. 1
Fire at Millbridge, on the night of the fc
ttie new Store owned mid occupied by Mr.
Fickett JcCo. and it was burnt to tilt
ground. Over ihe Stole wits a Sail-lult f
owned by Joliu L. Martin. Mr. Fickett
saved his books and a few goods: I he 1.
Store and goods were insured about halt .
, )
their vaiue. Mr Martin s was not in
sored. It was a uew building built 113 .
I800. a
\Nrl->-', VVEKV ADDKBsS IN VaSUiNU- 1 a
t.-n.—Mr George M. Weston, of Maine, |c
author of ihe pamphlet entitled “The e
Poor Whites of the South,” delivered a =
very interesting and instructive address c
bel'urt the Republican Association ol this r
city, un the evening of (lie tiiiih nil. lje '
proved, conclusively, by statistics and *
quotations from Southern writers and '
statesmen, the blighting effect tlieinstiiu- ’
tioa of Slavery has upon the poorer class 1
of whites 111 the South, as also in the J
North, particularly in those States-bor
dering ou the slave holding ones, by bring- '
mg their labor, thereby preventing them '
from obtaining a lair equivalent lor their 1
daily toil, while the wealthy slaveholder '
amasses large pecuniary gain from the 1
labor of his slaves, for which he gives in 1
return only food and scanty clothing. L
■ v :• ' • >' •■■■ 111.11» i■* ;isi> degraded he- i
a use, in >omo o 1 the States lie is deprived f
• 1 a vote, unless he possesses a certain I
niout of property, whilst his neighbor
lie wealthy planter, often controls an en
irc county hy voting on his slaves.
W lulst we fully concur with Mr.
Vcston as to the effects of Slavery upon (
he poorer classes of the whites, \\o
iust differ with him as to his p .1 icy o
orieentratiug Slavery in the far Souths
s tile best means of crushing out the de
L’.«table mat tution. -1
This is the first public Anti-Slavery1
ddress ever delivered m this city, out- 1
ibeol Congress, and was listened to
nth marked attention and respect by the;'
udience. We understand the Associa- ;
on is having it stereotyped, and intends
suing it in pamphlet form. Ii will
»und one of the most valuable document3 i
>r the :impaigu tliut has yet been pub
shed. — National lira.
SIGNS OF GOOD BREEDING.
Let your universal motto b-j ‘ pitch in
) it.’* Never wait for your fellow-hour
ers, but '‘pitch .mho'* the dinner, fur, re'i^
lember. the early bird catches the‘grub,
jveep on pitching into—the dinner, as | (
you had just arrived from a lull
recked ship and been fed on half-:iih».v
uce of "pint” am! water, for several •
l M S. S •
Surround y».urscli’ with .Jlvotir favorite
irdi*--o that in cases of emergency y< u
\n easily pitch into them. •
M lintatn tin* duty ol every one to t ike
art* of number one—and practice what
on preach.
Show your independent*-: by win n_;
our mouth with the table-cloth, and your
ppreciation of condort hy pitching your (
ret into your opposite nc ghbor - lap.
Lastly, pitch into everything; :i i
on't iihject if seiii* iii r oder, som ■ (
ne should pitch ini > you.
• Tm: ( :!-:•« has ( >;r."—On i ne 1
•'ion, during an e;;g w n e.:t,Cap:. Du n- 1
an, c -n.man ling tii .• i . % i :i g Artillery 1
Ien. Pillow, ;• l.is usu ti 'O.rmn m um‘*r
.died out to the » IVt 'er,‘•Captain Dunc.m- 1
re —the crisis has come ! ’
Ducan. witho.il saying a word, turned 1
i Ins me i, who were standing hy their
tins already s i d ml primed, undsim-j»
!y called out : "Fire !'*
The men w. re slightly surprised at t!. • T
-.i i—here b-ng no particular object •„
r.h n an old gray-haired 1 v
,sh ..is p(n ; up i\ i'h :— »
*• F az y •. r honor.what s.'iall we lire at?’ |
•‘Fire at the crisis,” said Du an ; l
iilu’t you hear tie- General s iy ii had l
oinO?' :1
a
Horace Mann, alluding E# id-vein dated t
:hoo! rooms said—“ l’o put children on ,
short allowance of flesh air, is as fool- <
• h as n would have been for Noah, da- ,
mg the deluge, to put his family on a'i
li• »rt allowance of water. Since God has ! (
oured out an atmosphere of fifty mih
ecp, it ;s enough, to ir.au? a miser weep
> see our children stinted in breathing-”
; (
HOW TO MAKE WOMEN INDE
PENDENT ! i
“A right over my .siibsU/enpe, is a power '
ver all my thoughts and action." De- (
eudence is always galling to the noblest
lid proudest naiures, and a dependent* '
oman must ever be, mud she holds a 1
urse of her own. I uonhl rlierefore,1
ave every girl of sixteen begin tins «!..y '
nine profitable business to herself. Who.!1
ver by word or deed, helps to ol.aiige I
ublic sentiment on tins point, does a '
real work lor the future, ll is not ^
nough, fathers, that you provide for your 1
ai*ghters comfort.ible homes to-day. The 1
ueslion is, if you should die suddenly, is!'
our wealth sufficient to support them in 1
te ease and luxury they now enjoy!,1
lave tfley been so educated that there is 11
line stimulating object, some end and j1
ihi lo iheir existence ! What, say you.)
an a woman want more, than enough lo !f
at, to drink ami to wear ! Here are her '
reen house, library, pictures, statuary, |
a'riago and horse that she may drive and j
ide at pleasure. She cap walk, visit, c
sad, think, write, dance, sing and play |
lore is her house to keep in' order, her 'i
rounds to decorate, her children to direct i
nd cultivate,parties, hails and operas loi ;
le winter season; Niagara, Newport i
fahant and Saratoga for the summer, i
Vhul more does a woman want ! Ask the ;
lerchanl who has retired from business j
n Ins hundred uf thousands and is now I
jading a life of elegant leisure. His <
life’s duties and pleasures are now alp
pen lo him. Why is lie restless and
nhappy ! Because there isuo stimulating
bject in his life. To concentrate all our
houghta on home, but calls out our m*'_
ishncps; to give them all t.» vain pleasure' •
»ut gratifies our love of approbation,
“i'left-jure never co mess in cere to man, j
Hut lent by Heaven on bar;! usury.”
'Ve *ill ' now our fashion-.-Lie women
iot Imp] . Qh! many a broken h an
here \< amtil ail the pomp and .flitter ul i
ife. The bright canary sings g.ivly as b
kip** from perch to perch. IJut when 1m
mgs, bis thoughts ar*^ far beyond turn
ilded • ; I; is in fancy basking iir
he h-pi.d - iii'iiiii'* of ho own native Ldem
Vnd so with uu man. When .-’m slugs
t is of love, friendship, of noble-I • d 1/
hiring and generosity, of the humble cot*
if simple r< ligious life. Sh•* tn •* • mu
•I her eveiy-day, artificial existence, Lu..
ore she can tune her soul ttv mo de.
Hensure, in its Le-r, its truest s-.m*e is
1 harinonius development ol ail our' lac
dties. Those situations in. ii!e ther. hue
ue the most dc.-urabip. where 11 • st 01 • i;
acuities are called into daily ext-rei e.
L’iiere is a science in ].:a well ; -
n profit. Here is the reason w- mmi 1 ii
it woman a larger s;. .ere of a ;ti• * 11. Ail
vome.i are imt -'uIimL d with the p.'.-u.
ound of duties ami ropoiisibthtn >.
t. very l.s I lie r Lu - it ;u u:s p-.A-.-r to < !i*
ate ins daughter cu^ iy and pleasantly :
ii' o\Vit trade or pit le-.'ion, .ml it is hm
mnerutitc duty to uu it. I i. • mudv o!
iivinity is peculiarly . Upim! I > vn mm.
.’nit profession does nut lead one •:
alo p i j.ic or l.' i • - •, e sc-* •>. it :>
Ilie u: thoughl, *y mp uni and r< ::; m
lt!«*r going through u c-jiw . ‘-.m y ,
isipline under the cure and directum
judicious lather, u naiumli) chipimJ
ml r* ! * a minded :a m mm1. •’
nnvuit.'d as .» p»‘j . m u c.v. . ...j and
> er. Do \mu .> ■' ml vmm .ml
re ich till? glad tnh. gi of {;;>_• • .*•>, j t».
r i> A Mi ill1' p* ' .\. g
w 1 ; ■ ■ ’ : • . - ■ ■ ■ s '
Iry. A k l lie k-.-pj.crs h!io ttili :!ih
t oI her initiist Look
i.; >rs . I our ow n M; • D \ ; Hi • I t*
r ni/!st h■»•)•• ill l n m v • . : • j,;t : ’
i ni.intiy a solitary e. ... A-,v tin s.- wii .
a vo I is tel.1 1 to ill It-, v. Au:u::ie.‘c L
l row n.
.Many of our umrch n * /. .• d..limit: r -
ho are actually suti uing lor • meiliiug
) do, some work that will interest the .
ii nd as well as occupy the hinds;
ie.se lathers hire cl-rks to do ti;e \ety
'oili lor which their d.umht is u-\J p,
as 1 y trained. \\ .at mil of 11 ly
erfoctly educate I. ci.uld no; p all t.. •
ooS«3 ill any in rc .iuilo «.-'an.:- urmr, or
» with her!; ,t.r (.» pureh s • _mc A imirn
heir prices, and all the law - and sh.,1 o:
r. and thus become .* tcre.-ted ja ihe
'U.3in* -\>, and ill lime be a•-•:.» t > earr. i(
n alone, in case the la.lie;’ ?hou! 1 cl;*• m
hu.se to retire? il you leave your eh.id
good trade or pr.d -a.-ion, it is lar i :
hail to leave her an unhappy deji. iuJ. ...
ra fortune without tile knowledge tlake
are of it.
1 ne:e is the profession of law, too.
A iiat pi si ole ohjei t.un m ihere in oju
atiug your daughters tbr liiai profession?
I woman Ims the jilt < i vl. j . nee, couid
Hall plead Us Well as silt* lin -ec.iSes m
rhich tlie interests and iliaippoudVaeuts
f her sex are so deeply involved ? How
an man weigh all the uiecs cans.. by
Hi ich sh-r :a outraged and undone ’* Vour
laughters of ordinary cap:-: sty could at
L’lil to vour « ;md tiaa",-r.l ! •
ml they would feel a jar deeper interest
n all your affairs ill.ninny meje strai zer
lossibiy COild. Would it not be i better
isiplmc n r them tn i, than the mditu rv
ife must girls leal 1 Wyulil nut the rim
ing of lilauksione nud Kent' c mum di
aries enlaige thcr muds quite as much
s the yellow covered literature of the
lay ' Would not daily talks with sensible
ucn.wuh bankers, farmers nud merchants,
n statute law, lambs lilies, bi nds ami
lortgnges, fur wbicli they might receive'1
fee uf Jjo or 810, be quite us profitable
s a three hour’s chit with a dandy, on,'
igh life, its fashions and follies?
)o you complain ol the publicity of these j
ositions? Is a lawyer’s < ffi e with a dnz
n clients, all saber men, engaged in tlv
radical business of life, where your ‘
aughter may sit plainly ami completely;
jrcsscd, pen or book in hand, as public!
s a full room where assembled hundreds i,
any look at her as she moves about half
akin!, now it; the mazy dance, taking
nybody by tli baud, and now whirling
a the giddy waltz in the arms of soni"
ieentious debauchee ? Your daughter
ould attend to all a lawyer's business
vithout taking the band or inhaling the
ireath of a client. Bui there is no place
vlicre she is subject to more intimate ap
iroacbes than in fashionablo life, and no
[dut-j where can meets a lower type of
:u:u:h >od. It is the custom, at most of :
aur balls and parties, to have a little j1
'jinctum sanatorium, where ever and anon :
the g- ntlcn; n retreat to sock fresh inspi
ration and enthusiasm for the occasion ;
if ter i* p at d visit.-! to that fount of joy,
l-iDS'j hides who h ive with me witnessed
the efb t, can bust testify h >w e asily and
rcidily the man, made in the imago of
• i i.l, can b traildb’-!U'd into a tlisg ;sr. j
tug fool, an idiot or a b ast. You worn !
' a, wh » v. it h 1 ar arms an l neck join in !
midnight : v Is \vi(!i men whoso tong ics
:i::d brain ; aia: ihick with wine: and inNcass.
talk not of the at of d-die :cy ia those
who a- lunblu in v. mi n‘s convent: ms to
talk with sotier nun, to t ilk on great
ipustiuu, of Human Kights. It dues
not tab • r o I >ng t . get ready for a con-!
vention, a: it doe: for a fall : and our!
work f.v tii • day is don at the usual
oar when sensible people go to rest. {
Any thinking: mind fuust appreciate j
hay eu'irtuy a wuniau’s virtue in all i it
uaiirii' in life is invoked in her pecuniary '
tut! pendoncc. hneonrage our young '
girls, t! ‘lefore, t > enter into all I mest
and pr» Ituin'e employment-. and you will:
liure >;:ui,h i flow ar vice and lirrniiuijs
iitstrong r and m r * elidetnal ike.u ;
my li. : ;:i" yet ncen deali, lb C :'k
, .:< ■ 1. i I,
' !:• iTK>T Or i UK UKI’l'lJUCAX
: v ) . I I l i : .. . i . l i \ I, '.
\V ■ p h i .--•lay th'* i’dlov,ing .
Pr.)-' • ■ 1 Pi-- P- • uhti: an menibc • f the ;
!! ..-.1 ;• >.-t th - nrbiir :iy ; n 1 unjust
• snov.il •Judge Dr.!-, fr.a th • Su- *
si party of j j
Th • ;to* -t offer d in lit • il u- *. 5
. V.' hi lay, th-* dtb inst., !-y Mr. i
\I : f j kith, who asked, in :- half fjl
h *. li.i .r:ty >•.’ th-. House, the m r ordi- ;
nry priviLge of Laving it enter ■ i on ' |
. J ,r. ; I. i nis roquet w.n ltr.nn;::.-, y
• jii.t blank, by the party whh-h claimed '
> c un • into pow r with fair, just and
tide thei !
*: i • 1 i • t lv moderate, r-*::-math • and ,
; uPi-par t i/an view - -in comrade-*.':::'. linn y
;» w.ia* ill y had he -n picas; l to impute ; '
o th :« rmer administration.
Mr. Talbot of Lubec, one of the coal:-!
: .a i.-nd :s, j-nti'd.d this refusal by as- .
-eiting iliai p ,ilions of the Protect war. *
•*n 1 lit:*:g" to th<- House; but when Mr. (
T-u ■ • aske l him "if he* and the majority '
,v >i: 1 l 1 t the* Protest go into the journal ,
f ihe minority tcovtd disrate it oj tho \
. m d off) nil' Mr 1 l but
I •*>.’ > 1 !; woe i.d no r !’*
Ml*. M •:s • th n sail!, “Very well ; w.* P
present th P i is. Tut it ir
Jour ml r :: it. We ha*. * off - d t . {
;.iko from it th .* language considered cl- \
usive, if \ oa v, ill t ..a L-t it g > out!. - j
H»unial and vou refuse. T’ i ■ i.eiosin; 1
, * . . \
:..-j journal against ns.
it was iat:mated that the paper had j
)eeii prepared or pr. leUrmiucd in can- ,
. • but a, reply to a qu -‘.ion by Mr. i
Puller of Augusta, Mr Mois mid, "nei- '
!her that nor any other mutter of ley is', a- '
Uon hud teen introduced Into nay cuunr: j
ir meeting of the minority this winter.** {
On motion of Mr. Cochran, Straight J
Whig Coaliti >ui-.t.—and one of t he most
sitter in d enouncing Republic. ns as fa- 1
aatiw.l, unfair mid unjust in their action.
'U: J’hjIio <. v'.v indefinitely postpone 1. ,
Tli. parti mu pu sea rs of Judge Davis, 1
xU tins occasion, characterized the Pro- 1
.e-: as an ‘imondjnP document. In re
a
ply to thi', a remark made by Geo. M. h
West n, I.Sip, in lit . re, .lit letter to t
lion. Charles Jan is, may ho applicable., L
Kellrring to the. impudent ami sarcus* j1
ic speech of Mr. llichardson of Illinois, f
n support of the .\ ebraska bill in 18o 1, 1 j
,\hcn ho taunted northern democrats with ' ^
heir former shameless ubandouui nt of {
:hc Wiluiot Pi oviso, end insultingly told !
,hem tiiat they would in lik • mauuer'(
ibaiuhiii their opposition to the Nebras-J t
;a bid when the South should iinperi-! s
>usly demand it—Mr. \V cston says :—1 c‘
•Tin impudence of this language- of Mr. i
diehardson is intolerable, but its truth ! a
s more intolerable /’* So ot the Protest, o
.is truth was move iutokruble to the mu- l
ority than any impudence it might have »
•ontained ; as is abundantly shown by ^
heir refusal to enter it upon the record, ,]
if ter the minority had offered to strike v
►ut all objectionable language. t
But we have no space lor further com- c
neat and will present the document, as h
mblished by the Kennebec Journal. It 1
fives a clear and forcible view of the t
mtiago which has been committed against o
Fudge Davis and against the Judiciary;
t should bo read by every man who has c
i spark of manly or honorable feeling in ^
uis breast, or who can feel any indigna- t
Lion at the mad and reckless course of* a s
uirty majority which has shown its dt ;
■einly to sacrafice the vital independent* -•
>f a co-ordinate brnuch iff ilu govern- ^
nent, to the toil spirit of party vind'.c- (
iveujss.
STATK OK MATXK.
IO’JSl; 01 IlKPItLsENTATI VKS, Al'itll. 0. .
1 8 *5 0.
Protest.
Th - Hou of U pr-’scuta/ •; having
ias.. d ’An Adder • l • tlv (i ».oruor, re
questing him to r an• W'n lour} lda-(
.'is from thf office of \<s *< i it • Justic •.
)f tli** Supi is'.* JudiJd Court,’ ll.e un-.
lgi'-signed, member- efth ■ 11: i * j * •• He,.- •
'csoMtativo-:, Most oi' :iu:!y and earnosf
y protest against said action of the,
[louse, for the* reasons lr rcinaltor set j
brth. a:i 1 ia quest that tliis protest may J
cut or. <1 on' t!i - Journal of t ie House.,
1. Ih-ca i-:' the proccedi 1 /s of the
:/ g: -litiiv.' prior to the louring of Judge
Davis 1» -in;- • th'* members of the Hons j ;
i:: d Scne.te, were not s\i:h as arj rorpiii- j
el by the ConDduti :i. and parti'*”1'’’-1 *'1
hat this House had no notice
ook no action in 1 lation t ) tlr* allege I 1
■ ai;sms of reui -v.il, until after the saiivej
ind Ire. stated by the S -nut • and enter-;:
•1 on its .In:,nnl. and the dav fixed bv
o,- u heiring; a.id that of the* • proceed-1
, st11,* .;niv notice iv<*:i *
a ill House, was by conioinni'’ating am
opy ot' said can-- . . and giving itrfoun a- j1
i >:\ of sdid doing of the S mat \ but;
-king no act ion o i the pai r of tip* 1 louse; 1 •
;ul no action was had by t!i * llousm
: r -on, e x pf in a-seatin.g at subse
i• i •:.t ton a to the ip :■ >in!mcnt <• l a «
mmittr •, an) tlia iopti- a of cert :i*i
nh - of pro •--dings to b • observed , i
on rion, end in fixing th tin;*- of h dd-!1
!.- a -■ .nnti -n f the li airing. IP*- *
hig that ■ . ; any civil ulHe r, in : '
roc din/- ‘ u ler this pi. oi.Ym of theC
km ituiri./n, can be summon d or heard j1
ic, i of tddre.- s it is nr-c-mry tint j1
.nth Jlon.se*i bv a c m • irrent vote should :
ss ']it to the all ‘g‘-d cans -s of removal 1
. iw>e • t!'. v- mad • the foundation lor 1
ny :• cti m aii--**ring •!«’• awns -d. and that ■ '
»’.bsoquent i mcnrrin / *«>tis in r.-la
io i to tine ord r of proc • dings can so, - ;
dv th e want of ne i origin d c m urr o.t 1
ction on the part of th • Ht.iisu; the j *
in.lcrsign ed j • r > > t .t teat all suit prelum- ‘
uirv j»roc ecdoig- were in viol at: ot th
^institution, ill -gal and void.
iP ea is th • Convention whi h 1
.a- formed t a hear the respond n;, \v,i. 1
;t authorized by any p.'ovi. ion of’ lh • ;
k i-t i t utio l, a id th it th ■ h -airug u h"<■ h j •
y its provision i; s cured to ; e- icspan- , 1
at could not he con.- tituthmally ha t be-. *
•r-’ meh a Convention as wui; under the |
d:it order form ■ .1 for that purpose.
■ I !e • : ... th . : of TCin )Val U •- ’
igued on the .Journal uf the Senate an ;1
’.1 for alleg ed •*:n: s i mi uiiors in office,’’ ,!
ud contain in charge of cause not re la- j *
mg t ) oilicial delin',item' ; and rher-e- j '
n\' c in prop rly be tried un.l r th • pto- 1
isiou of the ( nstitutiou, only by iir- 1
■1 • i i i i re! i t. ’Ilie iv.:dcrs • gucd •'> re fu 1 ly *
mv:ed that the Constitution in pre - ‘
i«ling expressly that ••every person hold- I
ig any civil ofiice under thi; Stirc may :
•e removed by impeachment for mido- ‘
manor iuotiice, ' iuten I ul to excludecv
ry other made of removal in cases ari- v
ing out of official delimjucnci s—ihat 1
solTi dal m;sdt;n; air-r-:. n«-t 1‘ -mg cog- 1
i/'Jde by th*e ordinary tribunals, c tnnoi ]
e tried and punish*- l hv the Coutso! •
iw, tii v alone are mad.- the prop r sub- j 5
■•us for the sal emu tribunal of the Sen-p
te, sitting as the high court of imp -ach- }
lent—tluu a a any person who in hi- in- .1
ividual chara. t rand capacity m accused ! '
f crime and misdemeanor, mu.-f be tic-i 1
u .oil thereof and tried in th forms ot j1
iw in the esfablishe l courts, si the civ-,1
or .. i.:.. . u: .:.a ..l. . r
L . ' ! and liL vl a • cording to lire forms,1 1
!*vl in the .tribunal provided by th • (Jon- ;*"
Utulion for th ; tiiil of such uii'o.is.*. ; ; c
lat is by impeachment in the Senatv, an 1, 1
•* is alike entitled t > all the safeguard * 1
ud protections soju:. tly and so cautious-] 1
• so ured to the accused in all
lat In* i . not to he hold t > unsw *r until;1
irmally accus *d by proper indictment in : *
ich cause. that is an impeachment by | *
ie House of Representative’s—that he is
> be heard by himself and conns d—to ■ '
a confronted by the witiwv--'s against.1
im —to have compulsory process !br oh-,:i
linin' witnesses in his favor—that lie *
lull not he compelled to furnish or give . '
videucc against himse!f-—nor be put on a
isilof'iiso without any evidence having j
ecu produced or exhibited against him, |{
ud that in cases of impeachment hr* can,*
illy bo arraigned after the House of, i
epresentatives have found sufficient ((j
rounds for that high charge—and can ; ff
aly be tried by the Sonata acting judi- j t
ally—under oath for the case—with all r
io forms of a court —and can he con-. h
let d only by a vote of two thirds of |f;
io members after a hearing in which lie ,d
mfrotits the witnesses against him, and i:
l which he enjoys the common right of,a
ie presumption of innocence until his,*
ecusers have shown the sufficiency of c
ie charges against him, and have by lo- J
al proofs established the truth thereof.,c
The undersigned believe that every j n
ivil officer accused only of official m i-ji*
i tneunors, has a right to demand such a l
rial with all its safeguards and pro tec-jf
ions ; and that the framers of the Con- j1
titution never intended that in such ca- *
;cs a m ij< r ty ojhtlu^ Legislature might
kiss them all by—deprive ail accused ol
ive- of th > r gli ami virtually render
use constitutional proxision; nugaicfy,
jy resor fug to the mode stdopiud i.i tilts
•use—in which the accused has been a: -
aignod und r l:ie illrgtl proceedings !»c
bre refenv i to, upon brief notice, no
>;fh Inning been administered to th \
ii‘ii),K,:s ol anomalous tribunal, n»
arools li lving been produced or witric-.s
s mined by his licensers whom n
night 1; i tli' strung dang ;ag'* ol the Con*
»tituti m. * ron routmeet face to luce,
an pa tide of r-yiV :ice either oral or wii -
bn having been produced ag.inst him,
die cl urges all being assumed and doom
si to b • true without a word of proof-—
md die doctrine which is th * crowning
'lory of the c.million law—t!ie presump
ion of innocence until «g : !r is proved—
atiivly reversed, an i accused called
i])on to prove bis iiuihceuce of unproved
.•barges, and with this burden, never h- -
bre hi a civiliz'd country impose l on an
u c isc l man, he is denied the riyhf r :
utroduce witnesses and i.s confined tu
no lis by written satements or affidavits,
ilthongh he formally demanded an 1 d
lire.I the privilege of introducing wit
;ess s to be examined in his defbns:.
And after this mockery of a hearing
md trial, he has been condemned by
joth Hu'ivs, and the Governor has been
i* pi.*st.'d to execute the sent nee. We
'rot-.1' * again'.i thus • prove-; lings as un
'Cis'.iiuUuii'al, agiinst c mm »n right
mfiir and unjust toward the accused,
ai.lai fur isliiug u dangTons ami la‘u.
irccc.l -nt i- r infuriat1 <i partrza.is and
ccki s> politicians *»! after y< ar-».
The uadersig icd arc a war ; th it tin;
> >v.i•[ Hi i _ U"-. ,4i i*» ill). Iir.'is .13 uppis ru
de t > c rMil r.isi'i, is given in the Con
tituti ui, bat t ry i. ii-ie that it was
cut i’.it j that instrument sol Iy to pru
idc. !•».• cases whic i might iu or not i!i
.i ir n.dure punishable by impouehm -ic.
ir tli- rcasuv. tlr.it they ha* it j rdati »a
> otUu.i 1 misconduct, an l not with a
Lu oi taking away ia eTetihe rigiit
l'u p irson a< :u--e l of oflicial *vr. n ;• d .
ug oi’ a t: i ll by i n’* a hill -.if, thus :*•.\
a. ring that provision of the (hmstituiio \
-itory. Am mg such cau-.es of iv
no.'ul by address are ilicmup. tcncy by
eas-.m of age, ill-!ica!t a or olh r n.l: mi
y, insanity, ie.ii >val bum the Mate, in
amy bv reas m of a convict on of s m ;
nf.itnocs ci dn •, an l otii r eau-o.s whc.i
nv.dve nj ollicial mi dein an- r, y-t are
afii ‘lent in the jn<! rm *nt i f a f..r un t
-a--o*.able i 'gi.-da* ur • to ju*l.iy *u.l r -
inire a reinov..! frmi ediice.
I tli. U ca - • the respondent, depri’•
1 of ids cons itutional lights, and pla
. 1 in this hitmrto i.nh«>;ru of posit on,
T being compel 1 d to defend him&elf^
gainst aecusadon;, lias m >t clearly and
ally an. 1 triumphantly shown in his de
em *, that he has nut be *a g iity of an\
tf.'.-e ag d-;-*t tlie State, or its Cjnstiii:
i.-:i ur law* ; th.u in all Ids acts u-» u
u Igc, lie ha* kept within the linigh of
is ollicial powers and duti s; :hat he Ini
ever #t route l with any disrespect or c n
unic-lv, any other d partm nt of the gov
rr. me ill of the Mate : that being c die l
pon, in the discharge of ids duties in
’our., to determine a qu ’stiou which,
loni its nature, n. juired-an inimetpafb
.elision, h * perfume i the duty licmot
y, openly and ;v cualing to his bcstj idg
i: ut ; that lire emotion was brougnt In
ere him, not by' his own si cking or d>.
irc, but liy a party, iusi ting undo:- a
omaiiss'.on from the Governor, upon a
ight to displace a p :\s. u th -n in actual
•lploym id a> ;.n otii cr ofthe Court, by
ivt'io of a comnii'sion from die Govern »'
•y him also pr. d ie -d an.I exhibit d, as
he evidence of'hi- r.; V and clam to be
o employe i. Y . new claimant wu >
eeanl in tin, by 1 aiued counsel, wh *
u-isted ••that Lie question was on.
Liicli, from th * necessity ol the*case, t i
•redding Judge must decide, and oui ,
ot avoid th it, tuns press ui, no clnld
id?,.so far as the necessity of times sc
equired, that the incumbent should i\ -
lain in th ■ employment of the Court as
•heriff, rnd stat *d th.1 ream is tor his d -
isiou openly an l ful:y ; tint the couhk 'I
■ >ti:i 1 him Hat sii--h claim w ould b :
iad1, in Court, in order that he might
i. prep irod to m ,-ttl J devi l? it ; t.ial
Ifb question wus purely judiviai in its 111
ure, ami c mi l only bo determined by
lie judicial depait unit; that a s.ngi
udge, sitting at in.-i priui/\, clothed,
. ith regard tu constitutional as well as id
tin r questions iu tli - tirst instance, with
II th ■ powers of the Supremo Judicial
ourt, sabje. t to such revision, by th
hols Court, a. th- law proyid-s; that
11 qu-'-tious arising betbre such single
i Ig . must, in the tirst instance, be dec:
e.l by him, anil he has no power to le
Isa to decide any such questions when
resented, or tj send any such case or
ucaliou ti the lull Court, until he has
rst himself decided it ; that if the quos
on is on? which may he carried up for
n ision, it Ts the duty ol the parly, or
is counsel, t.» make the request ami
ike tli? proper slops to present it for
ecision to th? whole Court; and if this
not done, or ipi-'ises. if any such there
ro, it cannot b: done, the decision of
10 single J algo must at ill I, as tar as it
steads, as the law of tint case; that
•udg - Davis limned tho opinion and dc
ision, by him so givee, carefully and
lost expressly to the question then ties
:;6 Uiivi, aiid simply determine^ nbt to
IsiotVe incumbent so far hh'liis services
ad duties in Court were concerned loar'
ig the general question and its final dc
rmination to the judicial department,

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