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never th same should be proper!
presented : Unit he U t no more than th
n ??ssitv of the ca-• required. to pr
Mh'e; iud r in hi-* Court, tt» enable it t
proved undisturbed in tr lusactiug its hi:
sin -s and t > proa* .: t'c disgracefri
Hpectac e »>(' dupl.cat' otm r* acting i:
»li? same bn-dne*- at the *am ? ti:n : tha
the ftet that th' claimant presented a re
c? it comi.i 'i.i a thorn th ■ Governor, u;
tut t ik • th pi * io i from judicial eogni
/a ie; ; •. i • ie im-*;imb*enf « t the office
or anv ota f h*/ \ w’ns? individual o
p rsinal lights. ■- hi* decision, tv ere in
jnriouslv aff u tel. h.t* a r ght ti rcrpiiiv
u l . 1. on. IV >ni la • in l:ci A departm :i!
whether ??•■<•• • had. at the :iim> '
. •
: i'.dg th ? ca.il.ii ; l ia • j> a•. v t ’ ...
. . ( ; . : that a.j\
c y\•s'.niciion would m ;k :i*:v e.Mir.ii**
V; n fro u th Go r nr. t.) any offic r in
Mate, Oe..;!y c- t > . n \ hid and opera
tive, a u d. y '
p a •. : • hr** s *. tane , <.-i :np
jn ?P|t > th * e\ . ve\ ini ci-w-sie
A-.h.eh ; h * : ;a i.V>:’y n » ant., r.ty «...
ap/A-: ill:: :.l.
A '■*! ! _ : • ■ tr..* tin: ■ .} sep
ante depart.a -nt i f po.ver has a right t *
act in .iepe.i'lcuLiy n its prescribed lim
its, a i i m i c ordinari’v, in t i ; ii •*' in
sta.v.: ju i., • for it*.If of the «-\‘. nt o.
its p nv r . still the;-, must b_ i -dge.i
s ' n •wher.. f »r p.ihik n i nok\ id i :1 pi -
t tu •, t:i v..:nt l . : .-ii ri.: wh t :**r
U C » t i .. ...l;>'i ) ; ol }> ?.'•
with':! th? «• o>tit i‘: '• il limits. lhX
rtlC*'* X cb mi t > the Jud ( iary. fa Ju
d:r ry i x .• X s thi- -v% ,t \\!i . vZT
any ip :Xa r.rX > v; ,ub m ~ a d t_r .ibi.i
l'uii :«y ;i si:ib .1 !l .nd hi* d rXio 1 • $
the la \ *t' th ci- • sahj •<** to tV r.vis
103 i} • • whi either par
ty nuy 1-u by a—;.* it up for that pur
p »*e. N > tl.tf r *:t rub- X r co^nXrd in
relation t ‘mb'. matt - a; inv.dvc roti
»titution«al qum-t. Su.-h pie «t ions
mu.t b: d vhl.\i u; w •!: - ?t l.r'qa-stions
arc u b - 1.ranch f the srovein
m?nt wlu.di lias the p >\v r to do so. r?
quir?- and obtains in regard to the c. the
«‘pbs: m of tin? Siiprwn d-d Court.
Judg* I>»vis 'i i! • o.-b a qur->ti*>ji bc
tbr? hisn. X-’th.r th Covernor. th?
Count ii. the Sea..-, or Ho-s? had ob
**>n?l. ru -b might hive do..*', final
decision of the eonfrov rt-1 question.—
;te was led i I • Ido it, to th \
icnt h? did i>a.- -. np -.n it. He gnv • an
hon-st an i c ntiouj: onininn X i
exception r, i: ;n • would prop ?-ly li .
w r_ iv n. II -i d no mor? than his
duty, anl h'- *1X1 that with dignity, pro
priety an * laira'-ss. a*.:?mnt.:ij; no s:retch
of hb pr rogati an 1 simph 1 ing i
duty in the case 1 more him. An i tor tbX
honest performance of a <in*v invm?il
up.m him a rains* his wXb. u 1. • X h :..t i
d ev. i -ind «; iori:> *.!, v> offi . • ..ben
tiom him. an l so - <?:r
•• : .. • iractcr and future
pros:.t- in .if-?,-:. .• m .-•» b.u-„r ihc ; ,i ■ v
qu ac:s.
Th artsrrf J u],, n.lVm . lhp
' • ' : • ' • 1' :rt in Mu h. w;it
Mi-h as hi- duty r i:.:r •.!. raid the law
j u * 11 " • !. N tl had f ms- j, ; j„ the
mtorin.'whi h had ihmg.d th; facts. or
K' i 'h ' IJM - -■ l : • 1 •'led ; at 1
having s 01 » t; i,
!.! -1 uirr. y ro-adtr:::-.' i. hS f rn r 'uJg
' ' t; iii s a : fur th
stat of aTairs. and . • ■ ; _• '
an . ii y : an i it 'u not a god
: 7 ;■ '• the Suio. :
gc - n ■ r.
Ti-o u-i 1 ro'g i- J do not doom :t at all
• ft ' ■■ ■ ■ th so charges
t • con r • h r th ■ V a . Ju ; •
I’a'is i- - . .ii’ will h ■ .•'.-.notion? d and
i n ,r:r.o l • the*full < ;rt; to
thi-i act ;•• .tionduoi r. .t d -pend upon tho
out? tT" Jt inn irr.-Ctr.o . n; ih it ■'■.un
ion. Ifh but» right to give a iechk-n,
and his duly r y.i'i ! hi: i to give a de
cisioa. in i he did giv an h in u opinion,
ho strictly p -rformod th; duty of a good
Judg •. l'tiis i.- ail that c* uld he re juir
od of him. d hat opinion his fn? sanc
tion of very many of the ablest jurists of
our own and other States, and without
assuming to deride it. we unhediatinglv
express our belief that it will he sustain
?1 hereafter.* \Ve protest . gainst his re
mov.,1 her ause he is an inn Kent man, suf
f ring for no fault of his own, hut only.
opinion, honestly entertain'' !.
lb Ht-caus wo believe Judge Davis
Has tint b.u 1 a fair and impartial hearing,
but that his case was prejudiced and pre
determined before any causes wire enter
ed on th ■ Journal of th Senate - in pla
ces other ih.n the H.ils of legislation,
and tin ler influences an : on grounds oth
er than th s» appar : t in th.- legislative
action—m l •• pr m-t against his remov
al been.-' -v be! eve he has been politi
cally, and *- :ou-ly condemned,
with the ■. -r ■ forms of aheiring. which
under t. Dcum-tanr «, w re hit a
mcaclt -v -i. 1 . fraudul nt p—•
c*eci- g intend.1 nr. 1-r the forms of the
constitu't n t- *.-r a cor.'iemnjtion ir
TKiUtio i of its spirit.
i', h a use this removal under the
thetra U «i which it is made, is uaer
cicieue i\. ; fa-al p-eecdent. th? first in
trodue i n of an instrument of politics
revenge a t i far- y proscription to be ap
plied in 'his its hrst use of a hitherto do
mint power in the constitution to the de
partment of the judiciary—which unti
this fatal hour, in A? midst of all ou
party conflicts and changes in political af
fairs has been kept above and aloof froit
them all.
We protest sgainst this act, notmerel;
for the wrong done to the indie idua
judg-- but for the still greater wrong don
to the State a d to its' vital interests.—
We protest because it is a fatal Mow aim
id al and falling hca-. iiy upon that grea
principle of judicial independence, whicl
our fathers always cherished as the shee
anchorof the Republic—because it make
the Judiciary the mere football of party
and places the administrators of its func
tionsat the mercy of an accidental ma
joritv and of personal and political ani
mosity—because it holds before the pres
ent and future incumbents a warning ex
ample in the fate of their fellow wht
dared to decide a question before bin
against the opiu'on or wishes of the ru
ling majority—because it sinka the judi
eiary from its high and almost holy place
far above the heats and passions of th<
world, the embodiment of pure justice
y an', equal rights, the dispenser of law
■ with a stern independence and unshrink
- ing integrity, fearUss alike of the frowns
> j of power and the denunciations of di-sip
■ pointed parties, into that state of subs. r
1 viency to authority ami fear of political
i influence or personal denunciation w hich
■ will soon leave it without public cdhfi
■ donee or public respect, the mere register
i of of r mens' decrees, powerless for g '*<1
and efficient only fur evib The judicia
. ry as created by the Constitution has no
pow r ot physical force or party influence
■ t > sustain it. It depends for its oiHcien
e . and beneficial action upon Hre ttnsha
k u confidence in th ' heart - of the pe iple
a Ills h up to tliis time it ha- ;n;nvi.d — on
ts in.l p ndency, iis i npartialitv. an 1 il
ium and loftv moral eov.rag ■. Ti.i- eon
fidcnee one shaken out m
to- storms of party rare - ios-.
lu view oi all tii ese considemt o ; s. til",
undersigned, members of rhe House ol
Represents ives tor the year Is.;.;, deem
if a duty which they owe to to. m-eiv
their e ui -tituents. and t • the State, mo-:
s rlemuly t r protest, as th y now if > r. .
by pi >t st, ag ill-' f passage of th; .. 1
dre.-s for ih remos d ■ Wood’ ary ])..
'is from tr.rodice t Asso mtc Ju-tice of
to., tvrpre .! id. 1 Court. And that
may be force i freed from all suspi
•ei 'u of ever hiving participated in anil
e ii cat '.1 to this d. e.l: an 1 that our chil
dre.r. and tiiose who c war after r.s mov
know, when the consequences of this fi
til art of p.diticul rancor and mjustic
irc : .: them, that we were guilt! --
iii.iy i -ma.u i -y uli tnn ». r. • .1 solemn me
in >r.ar o: our resistance to. ami our detes
tation of, tJd.' art of i:ilu>tiee t • a fdth
tul and ho:r_-> t -fhur. and of wrong to
tn St.it \ I . ;; ; i.-vndnmgtho foundat: • ::<
ei wh:. .1 r. sts our Judicial structure. \\ *
i-h :!: 1? this, our prut -t, may be cut -r- d
0 1 th • .1 .... ua! ties I louse :
Fr.-eman F. M ts\ Jno. N Swaz
Lem ; : Tr Jo >.-ph ('argil!. John I,
M r , -loon Po Warren Frow n. Hor
ae. O iti-J, A. P. Km arson. X. ( Decr
: .g, le. Pearson, jr., J. F. Ham. Thomas
Che~\ G. S. lGrrnws. Hiram Hints. A.
J. M cst. J. A \\ <odman. Daniel ii ->w >.
A . :: L\foi 1. Jcr mia 1 Mitch :ll, Wi -
i.am 1*isLe.u John lluiue. Ar.s 1 Merrill,
Bcnhimin F. Stinson. Joseph W. Handy.
J. V\ . Britt 1:1, \\ illiam Duren, Janies ;
M. Lee.-Ii, Xoah Barker. Henry MeGil- ;
r y, AkleiuB. Weed. .Miryah Currier,
Wihiam Gregg, J s:ah X. rns. jr., Rich*
aid lay lor. Daniel Window. (J. C. Cush
man. William F Sargent. John Kurd.
William Stanton, Andrew Archer, Ha
hell W Johnson, James Pray. John Cof
L S. S.Is! y. Charles p. Walton. J.
Dinghy, jr., Horace Wentworth. Z. M.
V • igh . . i.. M rr, jr. (iilman g >uld,
- i-hen D. Linds y. J. R K1-T.U, John'
n, W.a I f. Lunt, X ith m
Nta.. I)ei L‘Oleaster, Seth Scanimo;:,
1 . ma- Mayo, jr.
P h» rr » j n • s is* v C iiv iu 11 —The
hhsw ..th population Is «»uite result: G in
k--.-p:ng up its character. * s Fev Ammi
Prim e. Met::odist, wa« preaching Fa t
Day in that place, ho tombed upon the
‘ ofintcniperar.ee. Th.reup.-n sev
: ai of his hearers indulged in n Dy'dem
• .-‘.ratian-. One who last fall publish
■ i him.'-;: a~ a “Baptist r.f 10 y-ar
standing." now we belie-. , . sh^ritfof Han- t
. '*ek county, g : up and left the meeting
A•? weli-bu-d individual rose and
1 up an the p.r: . ■■■;: .r for an cxplana
u u : 1:s remarks. Au -tinr. a '‘night- :
• > a.g. stra.g rwiy ' “ Th • Suporint
Ot.it of the Custom li- use clso found ‘
tiiat he had bnsines. <-ut of doors. Th-.
Collector of the Custombs had previous- •
h left. Vnothcr individual, hruuledout .
that if t'n it were a political meeting, he
m jved to hrve an organization.
But soon, these spirits hav ing b
exord'cd, order avas restored and th: •
*cr> ices went on.
Oi course it is in the power of any one
present at divine service to lerve the '
house in any manner he pleases. Indeed.
the example of walking out of church'
, has been sanctified in this State by the I
example of that paragon of good taste, -
Col. Polk's lucid minister to Mexico, and
.11 the smaller swells of his political faith
. in the State arc free to follow in his mag
nificent and prosphoric wake.— Mercu
ry.
Tii i: .11:eeersoxiax—in some remarks '
un the recent stampede of office holders
from the meeting on Fast-day says—
This stampede is after the fashion of'
his corpulent Highness Hon. Nathan
Clifford, who a while ago rose from his j
seat during sermon time in Rev. Mr.—
(bickerings Church. Portland and pon:
pnurslv marched out, slanting the pew
door after him. What a pitiful exhibi
tion these hunkers "and a quarter oyer’'
make of themselves 1 They are not so
decent as their slave masters in Wash- •
ington, v ho sat quietly and behaved j
themselves decently during ihe delivery
of a thorough anti-Slavery sermon bv
Rev. Mr. Conway, right in the citidel of!
Slavery. I
Libel Suit.
On Wednesday, M. M. Ballov, Pro
prietor of Ballous Pictorial, of Boston,
was arrested at the suit of Frank Lis- I
[ lie. the Proprietor of Leslie's Illustrat-!
r ed newspaper. and appeared before Judge
Woodbl ve, of the Superior Court, an3
1 gave bail in 53,000 in answer to the charge
, of libel.
i The action is based upon the- alledged
sending of an anonymous nc.te by the
defendant to the firm of James T. Der
I rieksoa A Co., paper manufacturers, tend
ing to injure the credit of plaintiff with
I the above firm. Damages laid at 520,
Looo.
] The Cleveland Herald gets off ilie fo! -
,i lowing parody on the ‘•Mellow Horn,”
winch night have been dedicated to the 1
observers of our new liquor law :
AII nature smiles to u-her in
The blushing queen of morn.
And patriots with the day begin
To take their usual born
jy Union River and the Bay are clear j
of ice — Navagatinn unobstructed.
NEW PUBLICATIONS.
Harper.? New Monthly Magazine.
The May number of Harper In? been re
Irorn Fetrige & Co. Boston, Agents.
A visit to the Silver Mines of Centra
America, and Commodore Terry's Kxp
ilition tit Japan and the Gnawers are if
illustrated articles in this number.
We have read the visit to the Mint
with a great deal of interest; and ca
bear evidence to the truthfulness of ;I
description H the manner in which t!i
Mexicali t >il at their iuborous vverl
unrelieved by the help of the modern in
prov ments.
I hi? number complete the twelfth ve
■cine. One hundred npd Sixty thousmi
copies of ilns No, issued which attest
its p ipularity.
Harpers St. ry Book, for Mu, is al?
rec f. on the -rue Agents. Of this vv. tl
i*. mav ba said, it is us, hi! and entertain
i- •. T: e above w, rk? f-,r Sale bv Me
ses Hale.
'■ i idey s Lame’s Book, for May rock
irout the l’nblisher?. We repeat win
we hoe heretofore I — lit it ik « :s th
Magazine. It t< always in sersoti, c!
ways ci.pinky illustrated, and alway
vrixioiisly looked for. For sale at tin
L* ■ »V . . ' 4 v. •
Auihors Magazine, for Mu
vliich i* a great favorite u rh is rec
,'<>u buy a number of any of the>e M ig i
ones, anil then examine the «.th rs, nr.<
a v. ! waut them too. Well yon car
; * a >apply it Hare's or 0.-good's.
We have rec'd F Testers Playmate
' ll) by Win Gmill & Company Bo-uon.
Pois i> a Monthly Instructor fot Youtl
Mited by Mark Forestor. and a cap.1.:
linstratcd work atSl.OO pet year am;
veil worth—twice that sum.
Tim Ladies Wreath and Parlor Annu
1. New \ o'k — B ird ek and Scovill.—
Pnis work published as above, at yl.tM.
ut year is filled with choice r ending*.tnd
ns always a steel Engraving represent
ng some beautiful fl» ver, bird or fruit.
t is a very atiranive Mtgaz.ne and it.
nfiuence is of the best kind.
A I’ml—Putnam s Magazine has a con
do ot serr-es descriptive of April rather a?
he should be than as she is this sci
on :—
APRIL.
A mui 1. blushing inardei.
M ith downcast, tearful eves,
I• J her hand an opening ro?e-bu«jt
Perfumed by dewy sighs.
Of: .-Lancing, c-ft retreating,
She has won our heart the while.
Arid we cannot choose but love her
For her tear-drops and her smile.
TT^Mr Greely, of the Tribune, leans
^ a-'iington^this week, and mi, go on to
> farm tor the present, Mr. Pike, orient
he ablest o: the Tribune's editorial corp-.
ikes his place at Washington.
A MASS MEETING
L to be held it P.ide.ford »5c Co s even
ay until the people are clothed anew in
suit of the cheapest and best garments
o be found “down East’*. Their new
Stuck is not only of good material and
veil made, but like charity will cover a
'multitude ri sins ’ by just treating your
elves to a new suit. Who buys ?
The New Yok Evening Post, about as
►id as Democracy used, has fjrsaken
brmerly and definitely, the so-called
democratic puny.
Geo. M. Weston Esq. of Bangor re
cently delivered an Address in Washing
on D. C. in Which lie establishes the
act that Smtfurn Slavery reduces North
ern wages.
-C7~There is no necessity for parent
ncuring the expenee of a physician when
heir children are suffering from the
.> hooping cough. Devine's Pilch Loztn
;es effect a speedy cure. 25 cents a bo;
told everywhere.
The Alexander Family.—These per
formers have had good houses in the va
rtous Towns and Cities which they have
visited—So we learn by the papers.—
They are spoken ol as possessing excel
lent voices, of good power and scope et i
dencing con siderr.ble training. The
bell ringing is finely performed, and is
considered by those wko rpeak fruit
having witnessed it. as the attractive
feature of the entertainment.
Please notice their advertisement.
Another Concert
We learn that Mr. Brett wit h his Ju
vernile Class of Singers, will close th
school for the season by giving a Con
cert at Lords Hall next Thursday night
Mr. B. speaks in warm terms of prais
of the musical talent displayed by hi
pupils, and feels sanguine of giviug a
entertainment that will be well wort
patronizing. Miss Iliii and her pupil
will lend their assistance, and add to th
attractiveness of the occasion.
A CARD.
The undesigned tender their heart
thanks to the members of the Kngin
Companies in this town, and to th
citizens generally, for thier masterly an<
successful efforts in saving their Barqu
from the fire of the 21st inst.
J. W. & T. D. Joxes
Ellsworth, April 2o, 185G
Rumor says that the Steamer Rock
land will leave Rockland for Machiaspor
on SaturJay morning next.
CORKFSl’ONl'KXCE.
- Sullivan Fcirv, half way over, in th
'. year of Gov. Wells attack on tli
Judiciary one, ami ti -1st da\ of t’i
I 4 th month.
■- Dk.yr Sir:—ltion Bradbury wit
c me on my boat; and over a bottle <
wine which lias made him cominunic:
< live, he has impaited tome quite a lure
i amount of political -ip. He si; s
won’t do to run Wells far Gov r :■
t again, because he is as stubborn as
mule, and has already beat liis brain
.out against the Main.' I aw and th
Judiciary. The democratic part; can
. not carry many u’ou / h il ls this yeir an
) succeed he thinks. It is thought a
s \\ ashington that Mr. Full r, our Re
presentativc had better be run for Gov
and Wells pro'nis-.il the S, '.utorshi:
observed Bion. Mr. Fuller is at horn
. now consulting his friends, and mak.n,
. the necessary arrangements. I a i
i ably lisposc 1. : muk 1 n.y friem
ti.e . jliect ir. bcca is it will prevent ;
:s;on letweeuhi ; ..n 1 me about th
>on.i: rship. Fuller ha - had an eye oi
Hamlin's warm seat for years; am
Fien says that in h * dreams it alwav
.: sin turn Mr tly ft r th E stj u
f’oii. etorship.
lit proposes for ni • to help bun it
_ ting 1 aiicr nominut .1: and he think:
Wells can ho sent over Niagary falls—
the p> i leal id'—which "ill sett;; hi nr
tor life. la tiie event of Ids not bavins,
much inclination for taking to tenter,why
t'a n the President can exile him. In
giving him an appointment to som
Central American State, just before ),(
o aves tlie Piesidcntial chair next March
Ilian s.ivs lie cun maiiag ■ V,'c.|s bettei
thin Full r. and that I nnrst help alon;
tn.'plan. Now it I can get pennissior
id you. to use one earner of vciur papet
lo make known our schemes, and to a-!>
the public t > further our wishes, I think
we can succeed.
Bion -ay s tor niv pav, for service:
rendered him, he will get some one >
lus political competitors, to buv share
in the Sullivan Bridge Co., or in the
lieiicoes and Washington Steam Nav
Co., which will ho ki'ling too birds will
; one stone Because, yonsce.it would
Pave the poor fellow without the mean;
of carrying on his fight with him. ami
r- • 1 me of some sio.-k which declares
th wrong kind of dividends.
I " ill write vou again after I see Fullii
, and talk the matter over with him.
Respectfully vour Oh't Serv't,
•Ion y Honrs the Pilot.
Tils Elements ■ £ Cohesion.
1 he Washington c rrespondeut ol The
Jpff.-rso-iiaii, <p. aking of New York pel
. iiics, says :
1 : ? democratic and Know-nothing Id
lers would be willing to coalesce, hui a
.coalition of their masses is impossible.
■ They do not in New \ ork possess that
politii-nl genius which has brought ic
geii.er the Sirogla Whigs and Democra
: cy of Maine.
1 lie "genius which iiroug'i t. togethci
me istraight Whigs and Democrats in
this State, besides Rum, was that they
were out o* , dice. They- came together
tadrink and remained to prey. [Mercun,
Bexton sustained at home. At the
| recent municipal election in St. Louis.
Mr. How, the Bentonian candidate, wa>
elected Mayor by 1-aOO majoritv, over the
ami-Benton candidate.
COUNTY MEETING.
All persons in the County of Hancock,
opposed to the present State anJ Nation
In! administrative, are rerpiested to meet
by delegates, at Ellsworth, Saturday the
3d. of May, at 2 o’clock P. M. for con
sultation, and to do any business that may
conic before them. Per orler ofCouniv
! Committee.
TLe committe on elections in the house
have decided that Mr Puller of Maine
the sitting mumper was duly elected ovet
Mr Milliken, and recommends that the
latte r receive per diem and mileage from
the commencement of the session.
“Beliveing, we rejoice
To see the curse removed ”
) After ONE HUNDRED DAYS ol
, terror, ending with a violent, revolution
ary procedure, the thirty-fifth Legislature
of Maine adjourned tine ilir, on Thurs
day, the 10th iast. The evil they have
I done will, we fear, live long alter them
1 they have done no good to he interred
■ with them.—Journal.
Decision of the Governor in the
Jedge Davis Case. \Y e have read, a»
..the Argus reccominended all to do, this
decision of Governor YVells;aud we enn
. less to no very profound impression which
that lucid V document has made upon
"|US. _
> YY c recollect that this suae Samuel
! YY'ells, when on the bench, had fifteen of
, his decisions out of thirty one set aside hv
1 the full bench. YY’e should not be sur
prised if this later decision should Acre
i the I ale of the fifteen. A Judge who
■has made so many blunders is not entitled
1 to have his opinions received without
; some draw back; especially when he acts
?jas a mere partisan. Thank God, that
1 we jet have a Supreme Court, and all
; power is n..t invested in Samuel Wells,
(though he belongs to Mr. Barnes' “got•
ering c'au.' The*eiiil is ant yet.
. [ fern. Journal.
Harper, Gody's Peterson's and Arthfr's
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Stampede of Office holders
There was witnessed at the C'ongrega
tiunal Meeting House in this town oi
rast-uay, one o! th 'most ludicrous, s»ur
prising and disgraceful scenes, in whir!
high bred, well dressed men ever parlici
paled. The Rev. Mr. Prince pastor o
th: Methodist Church had a epte 1 a:
invention to preach in t :o Co.igregati n
al house: and after naming his text, re
marked, that upon a day so: ap n t for Fast
in.. Humiliation and Pr..vcr, it was par
ticularly appropriate :or iinmble worship
peis to call to mind their manifold sin
and transgressions, not only as in lividu
als, hut as a nation. He, therefore, pro
pose to consider some of those vices t(
which as a p ople we were prone.—
; Among them was th.t of Intemperance
I he preather then stated that the repea
of the iat ■ law for the s tppression of In
temperance, was, in ids estimate, n, deep
ly to be regretted. 1 non which declara
tion, our inflammable Collector of ( us
tom, took tire and went uif— “Shntiiit'
the door to ir,t'i a slam io 1 '( jr nt of
like a Word n don,n," sup|iortcd on tin
, one side by the High .SheriiFu! the Coun
ty, and on the other, by Cal. K., a w hi.
rather more than straight at that time'.—
Alt r the dis'ur an.- c-.used v v their de
parture had subsided, the C eipyman re
marked that he was learful our new liquoi
law would iiicreas -. rather than diminish
the traffic in ardent spirits by multiply
ing agein i s Ac. Th- rctipun Dr. P.
Pierce del gate to the Na'iunu! l ' inven
tion. an unusually quiet and liffiden'
mail, like t!i - old laly “.p tk ri.ht oul
in met: ing" and inquii 1 “if the g<:::le
; :nau could name any benefit w hich ha
been derived fi ;n tlie rhl law : ' Tbi
1 speaker replied that he v. mid, at a suita
1 b.'c time. The broth -r of the Colhcioi
a jack o'lantern Whig th n rushed foi
the door, grumbling as he w. nt, “that i:
this was a political meeting h thought it
had better he organized j.;- p r 1 y.*’ The
only office holder now left. w..s the Si-.er
iti's s li and deputy, and Superintendent
of th Custom 11- use. S. -ring himself
• deserted lie v ry re-.p. : 'y an 1 in good
order covered the retro..! of his superior
officers.
Such are the simple facts; and we
challenge the History of New England
to furnish a parallel to this outrage. It
has been remarked that ibis was a ludi
. crous scene, in one view it was highlv
1 so. Here were assembled the dignitaries
of the National and State administrations
—the head and front of the grand allied
1 Democratic army of die County of liar.
cock, all panic stricken ami put to flight
by tlie mention of the repeal of the Maine
; Law, by one of the most modc-t. quiet
and non- anatical citizens among us.—
Had the Rev. gentleman been a Boanerges
who with sarcasm had stung anti invectives
had lashed into fury the passions of these
. honotable gentlemen, the case would have
been widely different; but here, a peace,
ful minister of the gospel of the Prince
of peace, all unarmed, like the youthful
! Shepherd of Israel, save with the simple
weapons of truth, sends confusion, terror
and rout among the ranks of a proud and
victorious enemy, who had not the
valor of the Champion of the Philistines,
to stand and force the honest, earnest ut
ter ntes of a servant of God. Had the
sermon been exclusively political—had
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the guns of the pulpit be^n :iimed point
blank at these high offic ials and at every
discharge riddled their favorite political
hobbies, they might have been excused
for showing the white feather : but in
' stead, in accordance with the proclama
tion ol Gov. Wells, the clergyman w.,«
humbly confessing before High Heaven
the sins of the people and deprecating
the evil of Intemperance. Then why this
panic ? Was it not, that conscience,
which makes cowards of us all, with its
still small voice whispered to each, “Thou
art the man ?" and caused them to illus
trate the words of Holy writ, “The wick
et! flee when no man pursueth." True
it is. that ■•Guiltinfss will speak, though
tongues were out of use.” Doubtless
they will excuse their acts by saying, that
the evil of Intemperance is a rum ques.
tion, and consequently a political ques
tion—that by it, the. gain votes, and that
^ a clergymnn has no right to preach sir
politics in the pulpit. They are wiliii
to confess their sins in the abstract, or
the language of the Yankee poet say—
Wer' willing a man *houkt tollable ilfon?
: A fin w*..iijrin ihe abstract,/or that kind of wror
/« oilers unpoplar, and nc one eeta piped
i B. cans? in a mine no one C' er Cnnimlt/ed
But he nmsent he hard on pertlckler sins
Coz then he'd be kicking tlie peopcis own shim
Surprising it was indeed towitnessin tl
I louse of God, such au exhibition of foil
undue sensitiveness and passion. Stranj
it was. that Gentlemen, honorable, r
5 spec-table Gentlemen should be so forge
ful of the proprieties due to the house
worship,and the sacred office,—so regari
less of the courtesies due to an invite
guest, to their own pastor, to their frient
and neighbors as to commit this outrag
Had a shameless rowdy, or reckless dt
proved lad thus interrupted aud disturl
ed a religious assembly, process of la
would have at once been issued and a
indignant community demanded the si
i verest punishment. lint national polit
1 clans, professing to be gentlemen, can it
suit and disturb with impunity, a peact
ful clergyman and hishcarcrs. Insult an
> outrage arc strong terms, but when polit
cal partisans allow their leal to eat u
the ir belter nature, and forgetful oft!
decencies of life, descend into the rani
of the lawless and the low. it is best t
! apply the lash that they may at least l
shamed into propriety. It is in vain t
1 sav in extenuation of this matter, that tb
tironnkpr \vn« n •mil i f if‘nl nrirst. tll.lt ll
' was wrong in alluding to the subject <
1 Intemperance, for our whole communit
know Cat such is not, and has never bee
his character, and that a more pruden
devoted, pious pastor has never ministc;
cd in spiritual things to th;* peopl .
Again, one short year '.g •. by a ministf
of the sam denomination, there wj
preached in the same pulpit a sermon
thousand times more obnoxious to th
1 | charge of being a political discourse tha
the one now so offensive. And whs
said thes very self-same men: Th
, were boisterous in their expressions <
praise. They . \ n went so far a> to prt
pose its publication, and the lion. Collect
or made its author a valuable present.
i Th secret of its popularity. «as the clt
.'nunciations which it contained of th
Knov. Nothings as a political party
Now if men can be so gr atly edifi . a
attacksin the pulpit on political opponent
does it lie in their mouths to object to a di«
cussion of moral evils; even though tlv
may be connected with their peculiar ten
, cts, or for a stiii stronger reason is it he
coming five office holders to disturb an
among a whole religious assembly whet
I not half a score can be found agrccini
with them in sentiment: It has beet
said also that th:- was a disgraceful scene
It is well known that Ellsworth has at
unenviable reputation fur its lawlcssncs
r 'Wjyisin anil its immorality. Com
plaints have been made by some of on
citizens and by these same office bolder
that Lecturers from abroad decline visit
ing our village on these accounts, bu
more particularly owing to the outrag
committed on the l’riest Bapst. Iiu
what right have we to complain of theii
refusal, so long as our own clergymen ari
insulted and Outraged in tlieir sacret
desks, not by the rabble but by its firs
j men : What guarantee has a strange;
j that the fine oi Father Bapst may not b<
his ow n should he chance to fail unde;
(he ban of political demagouges ? Couhi
a clergyman who should be insulted ami
disturbed in the House of God by those
, high in office and private life, reasonably
j expect from an excited and tumultuous
community anything better than a coat
j of tar and feathers : Indeed we question
whether the reckless and lawless boys
who were guilty of the outrage on Bapst.
would not have shown more respect for
God's house, and servant, and worship
; pers, than did these mad and hauglit yin
cumbents of office. It is painful to think
Into lltsirr-irofnl not r\. t. ./I
by our leading politicians will add to our
already unenviable notoriety. If our
beautiful and enterprising village mu-t
suffer through the disgraceful scenes
which are enacted by excited men, let the
blame rest where it ahnul I. on the high
as well as the low. Let politicians learn
that they are no! above the condemnation
of an insulted people and in tne chaste
and expressive language of a leader, that
the *'scum and nastiness" is not all on
one side. In conclusion if there be any
apology to offer, and if the above is too
harsh, unfair or untrue in any particular,
gladly will we open our columns in reply.
Col. Forney, fresh from Pierce's Kitch
en Cabinet, declares through the Pennsyl
vanian that—
"All the Democratic pre scs in the land,
with u sea of ink to lack them, would not
be able success fully to def.nd Franklin
Pierce from ome of his nutous art:,
nu\ yet made public.'
If Forney isn't acquainted with all ol
Pierce,s acts ‘not yet made public." ue
don i know who is. But the testimony
of deserters is to be received cautiously.
[Portland Advertiser
F-W. G. is entitled to the loaf._
Another week for other answers.
We shall publish Mathematical ques
tions and answers, every other week_
Xo answers givon this week Will
"Tyro” send his answer to question Xo.
16.
Joseph Brown of Le.-bnro cut the
throat of his wife recently and then tried
to make way with himself. Cause Rum.
li Fire!—On the night of the 20th inst.
tg the Ftram Mill belong to (ion. llrnry .8
n Jones was consumed by fire, in which
Jones, Enos Woodard, and S. P. Clark,
were the principal losers. The loss of
Jones was about $'»000, and that of
Woodard’s abont 81000, woith ot head
ing. The loss of Clark s was in li inker,
r part of which was work that hud been
,p got out ready for a house and was to he ,
!, sloped the same week, this loss and dam
, age w ill not fall short of 81000. The
new Fhip in progress of ^construction
I came very near being burned, but by the
j vigorous exertion of the fireman it was
I saved, as also was some other prop
erty of Mr Waits. The origin of the
fire is not known ; but it is supposed lo
have caught from some boys that had
beenin the mill the day before; while ™
others think it the w ork of an incendiary.
, It was not discovered until it was si, j
completly on fire that its pr< gn s could V
not be stayed. A Spectator
Mr Editor:—I take the liberty to offer i
d you, for publication, the following jM
. thoughts, suggested by certain recent lo
p cal events
ej A great writer (Dugald .Stewart, I
s think says, "that to If litre nr.thitip U
ii as great a proof of imbecility of mind, as
p to believe erery thins '' Faith is an ah
o solute need of man’s nature ; we n-'d .
p firm belief in lhat superior intelligence
■ w hich reseals to us our moral obligations
f —our great duties to humanity. True
v faith necessarily implies correspondent
n neti,m What human ’lain * ent-r'iin
, itig just and high ideas of his great moral
- responsibility would shrink from utbr
- ing sentiments in orecrdancc with those
r feelings: Who would not do ,.i it a
« duty—a privclege rather—to rebuke i\li
a of whatever kind, in whatever position he
might be placed ? If the pulpit be not
1 the place where moral questions should
' be openly discussed, what, w venture to
i inquire, is its proper vocation ? What
: is true religion, if it be not ceasing from
- -in: that evil which d grad' s nr.,; c -■
- rupts the human soul ? Where are u
- to look for rebukes of sin if not from tit -
- pulpit? What is religion if it do n-'
■ mingle with and purify our daily inbu
- cours • with others and direct us in th. ■
: preformance of the various duti s assign
s ed us in the cares of life? Let us a..
- 'hen dare to betrue to our own souls—
: to the s ulsofour common br th rhoou
• Let no one in these exciting tmv-. vvh -n
- ques tions of such vital impcitar.cc arc
1 being agitated around us. turn back for
i subjects of discussion to tli ■ “dry bones'
r of former years, but rather be awake to
t the momentous subjects that now dis
. piny themselves in the moral ii ori/on.
i If we revert to the history of past ages
. vve sh ill find that there have always
■ been men equal to the exigencies of th •
times. Let us have faith to believe that
there arc, even now, brave and Christian
spirits whose energy and high moral en
dowments will enable them to become I
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worthy leaders in the great antagonistic |
struggle between good and evil ; let thrill
not be crushed by the weight of their
responsibility ; but let them fin 1 a re s
ponsive chord in every hom st am! mud
heart—willing to grapple with th'-r.i in
the conflict—firm in there principle of
right—steadfast in proclaiming tru ll —
true to there duty and their God!—with
moral courage to declare and maintain
their convictions, in spite of the sne r«
and cabals of their opponents. Th pr •
ent seems to be preeminently a tim • :•>
aition. The state ofsoeietv—polities—•
of religion is eminently exciting— b- •
kening some great crisis in the moral an 1
political world. At such times ar' not
silence and inaction both cowardly and
sinful ? Let then the pulpit ami press
be alike open to free discussion; else,
where is the much boasted liberty which
our ancestors purchased and sealed even
with their heart's blood Let not the sin
of intemperance continue to be a blot on
the fair page of our national history —a
sin so degrading and dem ralizing. so
abhorrent in the sight of a pure and h ly
God. that it becomes the imperious duty
of all true friends of humanity to cry , '
aloud against it. The cries and groans
of wives and children are continually
wailing in our ears, urging even us of
the weaker sex to make our earnest ap
peal against the enactment of any law
tending in the most remote degree to pur
p-tuate the sin of intemp-rano-.
Incognita
BALTIC, K
AT NEW YORK.
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New \ork, April 1*
Tl:t* steamer B due is a anchor
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11 1-2 o'clock without previous uoiince
i mem
The Treaty of Peace ha* been signed
I by all the Plenipotentiaries.
On Sundat. 30ih. jyreai dcraonsfraii'-s
were made in Pari**, fireiug .if cannon,
illuminating, Ac*'. English demonstration*
much quietor.
Rutifica11«»ncannot hr* exoha'.'gded
within lour weeks.
Steamer Africa arrived out 31**(.
Mr. Buchanan has armed at New
York and welcomed as the guest of tho
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