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Sheboygan Lake Journal (Newspaper) - August 17, 1853, Sheboygan, Wisconsin VOLUME 2. SHEBOYGAN, WISCONSIN, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1853. NUMBER 47. THE SHEBOYGAN JOURNAL. wr.n.sK.'iiiAV MDKNINO of IJV l-XAVIUS J. MILLS. Ol-'flCl'. on Higlit Street, ncnrly oripusito the t HutlMO. Dol.f.AK AND FlKTV Kirrv ndilitioiuil will ulmrgud villugc culucriburs who ruucivc tlioir piipors per cur- rier. paper discoiilinuoU until (ill nri'enrt.gCK arc paid, thu option ul'tlu; HOOK nml JO15 1'riuliiig doiiout litis olliuc, on rctisoiiablo terms. insortoil ut tliu usuul ratof. BUSINESS CARDS. TAYLOR IIILUCK'S LAW AND COIjf.tiCTXON OFFICE. KsT.MH.IslllU) IN SUKIiOYUAN, WISCONSIN. u K K r. H r, .v c r. u: 1 I'Vnton (Jo., Cltipp. Kent Co.. Couuin, HopUmx Co. Co Slovens, John Uollister. C. W. Seymour. I', mid N. I.ytimn. Wiilker Son. II. J. Wirislow. (Jo. A Simmer Co. lluMiull, Fnifh iV THE ESCAPE. A THKIU.tSO HISTORICAL NAKH.VnvK. NOKTHKUX INSURANCE Comjiaiiy: Viwiii'i-tiviir Mittii'it IHIIII cupilnl sKtuit Life Compniiy: eapitnl Oriiviuil uml renewal 1'olieio.s horc lofore, at (he current rales. I.o-ixrs in the .Marine nr l-'iro Di'piirtnu-nl of this Agency will ln> inljiwlvd pmd hv the M-noil. CYRUS r.'lllI.I.KU. I'lniu anil Fancy Job 1'rintiiitr. Tho J'roprirtor of the Joiir.s just mnilc oxK'11-.uo to .Inlilnnx (U'piirliiU'til. is prepjirril ti) :ill UnnU .IOI5 in ;i superior style. in CWw.viim! uith llninzrt dune in milliner ulid oil xoimlil'' ti-rim On uiuissortim'iitufCVirrf.v of a vuriety nfcnloii. Surveying. IIOKACK CI.KAVI'.S, tnUrt this method ol inl'oriiiini: the inhiiliilniits County tlint lie litii lici-n appointed Deputy County >Snr- mnl lli.it lie the Held notes uf'Miul <.'o., nml pri'piu'ed to do business on short notice mid resisoimble uuriiriitcly itiul uith Orders snliciied, Address tliu Mibseriber at riliobuycnn MOUACKCLKAVr.tJ. (Jroonltiiih. M.-ir- h I. '51. MAiVVILLE. Jnxtiof ori'i.'Hi'i1. Not-iry I'niilie. will lore nekiniwtediriiii'iiti iit'i'inivoynni'rs.mid nil <nli< i iiistriiiiientM reiiniriui: li'Knl eonveyuiici'S, mid Ittuixivt nny mill nil IIIIMIK'SH nsnsilly by Ollice nearly npposito Drug Store. ChnM! Ilobnit, runt tit l.ttw, find Kolicttni' lit Chrtitrrry Oll'ico in Adams' Hloi-U. on the corner of I'enn A rnnr nnd Street I. II'KNI.V CIIASK. f'J'jil'J ii.xitiiitiiN c. ifDimtr X. Di-villc Jiiotlicr, (irncers.and drali-rs in Toys. CoiiriTiiiiniiry. ilinc.s IUH! Tuo doori rust of Mu-lmy Kail Wisconsin. IJ. rnli-f in Dry Kx nd and liivtrcries opposit I' lock. Sheboy.u'an, J''ox Cook. Attorney, iind Solieitor. Oiliee in l.yiiiun's IJIorU, I'rnn-ylvutiiu Avenue, Slio- Uvury Stablu- f'y I'. Tyler. Double and mid pnrriiigps. with or without drivers furnish- rd on .short notiee and ut Stable oil Seventh Hotel nan, Attorney, Connscllar, and Solieitor, Shcboytjan, Willititn K. Oovsli Attorney mid Counsellor ui Sheboyijiiti, County Judge, I.. K. .MINO'l'T. on I'cnusylvunm Dyll.W. Avenue. Sheboyyay, coiisii. _ X. Silvprmnilli and JewoHer. Shop on I'rnnsylvania at Smith's Auction Store .Shc'.'oypun Winncnsin. Chillies Dealer in Ory (innds and Uroeeries. One door ofiMt Kxclimigo Block, Wisconsin. JAMES 1IOUAX, WUOI.KSAI.K IlKTAIJ. DKAI.Kll IN I'rovisions, Wines, Liquors, at tin1 Cliopol.itp Colored Store, Pennsylvania Avenue, rflifhuycsiii. np27tr IJdwuvd Attorney nnd Counsellor Law, and Solieitor in Chancery, District l.tiinlmid Col- 'locling Agent. Deeds, Mortyngos, and nil lesnl instrunipiit.s drawn and acknowledgment taken. 'lilN, leblu' A. BOOT <Sc SHOIi MAKER. HAS UKMOVKI) his shop to the lirst building Nortiof Rfiobel's fjidoon.on .Seventh-street, where he is nil kinds of IJOOT.S midSllOKS.snualilolbr ns (.font's French Cnlf, Hoys' do., nnd all kinds of work miulo to order, nnd of tho muleriiils. Sliolioygnn, :i, ju'52 New Hillinery. IISS J.VNB K. KLL1OT respectfully informs the Ladies of this City and vicinity, tlitlt blic has tiikcu rooms nnd ru-opencd liur AIII.MXEUV ESTAULISHaiEXT in 'Crocker's directly over A L Crockor's I'lirnituro Ware Rooms, on I'onn. Avoinic wlioro may bo found prepared to fnrniih tho Ladies ivithdiiy kind of work in her line of bu.sincis. She has on hand u largo assortment of BON- KKTS, niado up accortlini; to the .Spring Fashions. AI.so, it supply of JLtONNKTrf mado to order, or ro paired, on short notice. Charges rvnsoimblo. ndies arc inutcd to call and sqo before Tiiaking their as she is confident .she ho nblo to please them, Mny U, WV3. Early in the spring of 1TSO, Mr. Alex- ander MeConnell, of Lexington, Ivy., went into tho woods on foot to hunt deer. lie soon killed a large buck, and returned home for a horse, in order to bring it in. During his absence, a pai ty of five Indians, in one of their skulking expeditions, accidently stumbled on the body of tho deer, and per- ceiving that it had recently been killed, they naturally supposed that the hunter would soon return to secure tho llesh. Three of thorn, therefore took their stations within close rille shot of tho doer, while the other of thu hunter, -tuul waylaid the path by which he was expected to return. MeConnell, 'thinking not of danger, rode carelessly along the path, which the scouts were watching, until he had come within view of the deer, when ho was fired on by the whole party and his horse killed. While laboring to extricate himself from the dying animal, he was sowed by his enemies, over- powered, and borne a prisoner. His captors, however, seemed a merry, good natured sort of fellows, and permitted him to accompany them what AGJiXOV. extraordinary, allowed him to Ho accompanied them with great apparent cheerfulness through the clay, and displayed hi.s dexterity by shooting deer for the use of the company, until they began to regard him with gicat partiality. Having traveled with him in this manner for several days, they at length reached the bank of the Ohio liver. Heretofore tho Indians had taken the precaution to bind him at night, although not veiy securely, but on that evening he remonstrated with them on the subject and complained so strongly of the pain which the cord gave him, that they merely wrap- ped the buffalo tug about his wrists, and having tied it in an easy knot and then at- tached the extremities of the ropn to their bodies, in order to prevent his moving with- out awakening them, they very composedly went to bleep leaving tho prisoner to follow their example or not, as he pleased. WcConnell, determined to effect his escape that night if possible, as on the fol- lowing morning they would cross the river which would render it more difficult. Ho therefore lay quietly until midnight, anxious- ly ruminating on the best means of ell'ect- ing his object. Accidently casting his eyes in the direction of his feet, they fell upon the glittering blade of a knife, which had escaped from its sheath, and was now lying near the feet of one of the Indians. To reach it with his hand'', without dis- turbing the two Indians to whom he was fastened, was and it was very hazardous to attempt to draw it up with his feet. This however he attempted. AVith much difficulty he grasped the blade be- tween hi.-, toes, and after repeated and long continued ell'orts, succeeded at length in bringing it within reach of his hands. To cut the cord was but the work of a moment, and gradually and silently extricating his person, walked to the lire and sat down. He felt that his work was but half done. That if he should attempt to return home without destroying his enemies, he would bo pursued and probably overtaken, when his fate would be certain. On the other hand, it seemed almost impossible for a single individual to succeed in a conflict with five Indians, even though unarmed and asleep. He could not hope to deal a blow with a knife so silently and fatally as to destroy each of his enemies in turn without awakening tho Their slum- bers were proverbially light and and if ho Jailed with a single one, ho must inevitably bo overpowered by the survivors. The knife was therefore out of the question. After anxious reflection for a few minutes he formed his plan. Tho guns of the Indians were stacked near the lire. Their knifes and tomahawks were sheathed by their sides. Tho latter he dare not touch for fear of arousing their owners, but the former he carefully removed with the exception of two, and hid them in the woods, where he knew the Indians wore still sleeping, perfectly ignorant of the fate preparing for them, and taking one in each hand and resting the muzzles upon a log, within six feet of his victims, and having taken deliberate aim at the head of one and tho heart of another, lie pulled both trig- gers at tho same moment. Both shots were fatal. At the report of the guns, the others sprang to their feet, glancing wildly about them. McConncl, who had run to the spot where the other ritles were hid, hastily seized one of'thorn and fired at two ot his enemies who happened to bo standing in a lino with each other. Tho nearest foil dead being shot through tho centre of tho body; the second fell also, bellowing loudly, but .soon recovering, limped off as fast as pos- sible. The liftu, the only one that remain- ed unhurt, darted oil' like a deer, with a yoll that announced equal terror and as- tonishment. MeConnell, not wishing to fight any more such battles, selected his own rifle from tho slock, and made the best of his way to Lexington, where ho arrived in two days. A short time afterwards, Mrs. Dunlap, of Fayette, who had been several months a prisoner among the Indians on Mad river, made her escape, and returned to Lexing- ton. She reported that the survivor re- turned to his tribe with a lamentable tale. He related that they had taken a fine young- hunter near Lexington, and had brought him as far as the Ohio; that while encamp- ed upon tho -bank of the river, a large party of white men had fallen upon them, in the night and killed his companions, together, with the poor defenceless prisoner, who lay bound hand and foot, unable either to escape or resist. From the JJoston Olive Branch. The Test of tove. JIT FAN.NV FEKS. "For clmrity'S'SnUe take said the lively little Mrs. Gray, with a look of much distress, as she peeped her bright lace into my room. "If you'll credit it, my husband has'nt spoke five consecutive words since teatime; nnd I am quite undecided whether to have the i oof raised, so that I can breathe freer, or go into a violent fit of she said, with a ludicrously solemn air, "I shouldn't be surprised if had mar- ried the wrong man. Now, Edward is one of tho best ereatuies in the world; there, that's just she said, jumping up, "lie's too good. I can't think of a fault he has; he's awfully living reproof to me. Do compassionate mo, Matty, I have what the old ladies call a model husband. Now, isn't it a pity that goodnoss and stu- pidity generally go said she laughing. "Ned is so matter-of-fact. Now, if I am reading a book, and come across a passage that delights me, I always want to put my arm around tho author's neck and kiss him. Well, 1 read it to Ned, and says ho quietly (without looking up from his newspaper) "yes, it's pretty good." Oh, clear, ho never gets up enthusiasm about anything. Ho lacks feeling. It's really pitiable, Matty, (throwing herself on the sofa with a suppressed yawn.) "All is'nt gold that glitters, Mary; and there are gems, too, of whoso value the pos- sessor is sometimes ignorant. These butter- flies that dazzle in society are mostly mere moths at home. Abroad, they are refined, polished, graceful, full of repartee and wit; but by their own hearth-stone, silent, moody, selfish, exacting and uninteresting. You'd never recognize them! You remember Vi- vian Well, that's his mental daguer- THB MAIXJE LAW. The Rev. J. C. Lovcjoy delivered an ad- dress recently before a committee of the Legislature of Massachusetts, on the petition of Thomas H. Perkins and others for the repeal of the liquor law. "We copy the fol- lowing extract: Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Committee: 1 am one of the ten thousand who have petitioned for the repeal of the so-called Maine Liquor Law. I will state to you some of the many reasons which have brought to the conclusion that this law ought to be conclusion in which rests without the shadow of a cl'u-turbmg Moubt. lam aware of the deep feeling m favor of the law; but truth is stronger than prejudice, and will certainly prevail. The first plain reason for the repeal of this law is, the law directly contrary to the word of God. The Scripture of the Old and New Tes- tament are the only and sufficient rule of ged wines of any kind. On the other hand, nnintoxicating wines I havo not been able to hear of. All wines, they say, will in- toxicate more or less. So in regard to fer- whon inquiring if there exists thing as nnfermented wine, I mentation; any such have uniformly been met with a slare of surprise. The very idea seems to be re- garded as an absurdity. The name of wine in Arabic, the same as tho Hebrew [fiamar] is derived from the word which means to ferment. It is cognate with the words, for leaven and itself also signifies fermentation. 1 have not been able to learn even, that any process is ever adopted tor arresting the vinous fermentation before it is comple- ted. In regard to wine used at the Sacra- ment, I havo questioned both papal and Greek priests, and received the same answer. It must, they say, be perfectly pure wine. If tin fermented, it will not answer; nor will it if the acetous fermentation be commenced. The acknowledgment of the necessity of fermentation by the papists, is worthy of special notice, inasmuch as they reject ler- ,he real object of the law is seen. "Resolved tliis law is to be regarded as the otal abstinence pledge of a whole State; that it is a duty to God and humanity or the State, as for every individual, to :eep the pledge unbroken." A year ago, I affirmed that they were ;rying to enact the total abstinence pledge nto a law, and was charged with slander. Now the living oracles themselves avow.it. Plow can the Stale keep the pledge of ;otal abstinence 1 The State is represented by Governors, Sheriffs, Constables and the State can only keep the pledge by obliyiny the citizens to keep it, and this -is exactly the point to be proved, viz: This is the law to enforce total does not avow that object, but another, and there- fore, it is a law of false pretences, and ought to be repealed. faith practice. This law and the Bible! mcnted bread. Their admission of fremen- are in direct conflict. The law makes it a ted wine indicates the belief, that the Sa- viour used fermented wine, notwithstanding it was the feast of unleavened bread. To crime to manufacture, furnish or sell, an intoxicating drink as a beverage. This law forbids, with pains and penalties, what God permits. It pronounces a malediction where he utters a benediction. Tho Scriptures must fall, or this law must be swept away. Turn to that formula of blessings which runs through the Old Testament, in which is summed up every earthly good, "Your corn, your wine, and your oil shall oc mul- tiplied." Head it according to the teaching of your law, and it stands: '-Your corn your and your oil shall be multiplied.'1 What kind of a blessing is that? But that was the blessing, if the principle of the law was right. When Isaac blessed Jacob, (and that blessing was by divine appointment, as all believe who believe in the inspiration of the he predicted for him "plenty of corn and wine." 'Gen. 27, 28. The blessings of Jacob upon his dying bed are not at all to be taken as the cxpres- 1 sions of his partiality or affection for liis I children; but they were directed by the Holy Spirit, (Dr. Scott in The prominent feature in the blessing of Judah, was the magniliceut vine of hi.s rcotype; in private he is the most unlovely of "Well, this world's a humbug, said Mary, "or I'm one of its restless, dis- satisfied ones; and, by the how came you to be an old "Simply, because you appropriated tho only man i ever was Matty's quiet reply. The blood rushed to Mary's temples: she was by Matty's side in an instant, urging her to a full confession. "Ah, 1 sec, my little lady, your heart is in the right place after all, else you would'nt be jealous. I've great hopes of you bles- sings often brighten when we imagine they arc about to take flight. Your husband never spoke a word of love to me in his only wished ho had. I shan't en- join sccrosy upon you as to my preference, because I know you would not have known it for a kingdom, so I am safe. But, se- riously, Mary, you don't know how to va- lue Edward. A few more years over your sunny head, and a little more experience of the world, and you would not barter him for the most brilliant idol your imagination over set up for your heart to woiship." That day was nearer than Mary prophe- c'ed! Mary, shortly after, was taken dan- gerously ill. For weeks she balanced be- tween life and death. Whose supplicating eye sought the physician's with such tearful anxiety? whose hand, with more than wo- man's tenderness, smoothed her pillow and shaded her eye balls? who, with uplifted finger, crept softly about tho house, hushing every noisy footfall who surrounded her with every comfort and luxury that affection could think of, or money (hardly earned) could procure? Who, when wearied with business cares, still kept tireless vigil, till the stars faded away, at the bedside of the poor sufferer? Who grasped the physician's hand saying "Save her! It is life or death with me, as well as Who but the "matter-of- fact" Edward One day, after Mary was convalescent, I called to see her. She was looking very lovely, though pale and wasted. "Thank God you arc spared to us F said I, touching my lips to her forehead. "After him, thank my said Mary, with eyes liquid with feeling. "In this sick room I have learned a lesson I shall never forgot. ,0h, Matty! there may be deep, strong love in the heart, whose deeds, not words, are tho interpreters! Please God to spare my life, my poor love shall bo his reward for this." Mary kept her word. It is said tho Government is proceeding in earnest, against Ex-Collectors Collier and King, who arc charged with Defalcations amounting to in the former and in the latter case. These amounts are worth looking after. P. 0. STAMPED Post Office Department have decided that a let- ter with a stamp cut from a stamp-envelope and pasted on another envelope will be considered as 'unpaid.' fruits and wines. When God himself blessed Israel, he blessed their "corn, their oil, and vine.' (Dent. 7, 13.) When the children of Israel went up to the feast at Jerusalem, they were to carry corn, wine, and oil, or they were permitted to buy these articles at traf- fic in them. (Dent. 14, When provision was made for the it was the first fruits of "corn, wine, and oil." [Dent. 18, 14.] These are only few of tho many instances where wine is pronounced a blessing in the Old Tes- tament. We come, then, to the new dispensation, in which God's character is presented and personified. He who spake as never man spake, and never erred in word 01 action, appeared. His first miracle was, to change water into wine, and present it to the guests, on a festive occasion. It was not a small but a large quantity; some one hundred and twenty gallons. At tho com- mand of the Saviour, it was drawn out and presented, through the governor of the feast, to the guests. Here was the manufacture tho presentation and tho use of wine as a bcveraoc. The law of Christ, his own act and example, are in direct conflict with your law. That law must bo shivered and bro- ken, or Christianity be set aside, and Ma- hommedanism introduced. Suppose the Savior were hero, and the six water pots, all filled, were before yon, and you knew what ho was about to do, would you dare to interpose your law, with its pains and penalties, to arrc'sl his acts, and defeat his designs 1 know tho way in which those who fa- vor this law, creep out from this dilemma; meet it they cannot; no one has over met it, but Mahomet, and ho swept away the Bible for the Koran. If you take out one stone from the sacred arch of the "holy men who spoke as they were moved by the holy the whole temple of revealed truth falls. It is said, wine made by the Saviour, and the the Scriptures, was not alcoholic or fermented wine. Webster's definition of world's definition of wine is, "Tho juice of the grape fer- mented." Rev. Eli Smith, missionary in Syria, was written to some years since, to investigate the nature of wine, and its manufacture, on the very spot where prophets spake, and the Saviour lived. He was to ascertain whether the Jews, as has been here affirmed, refused fermented wine, as they did fermented bread at tho Passover. He went into the matter, and, as the result of his investigation, said: the Jews required a wine for tho Passover that is fully fermented, ripe and smooth, and that has not gone over and toi'chccl the acteous fermentation. Mr. Smith was told that the natives of that country never heard of such a thing as unfermented wine. The words of Mr. Smith are these: "The habit of enforcing wines by adding brandy is here, so far as I have been able to learn, entirely unknown. I am always answered, "brandy is dearer than wine, how can it, therefore, be used for purposes of adulteration." Equally unknown are dnig- this, so far as I have observed, the custom of the Jews now in Palestine corresponds." Bibliothecn, May, 1846, p. 37S. I recently put the question to a circle of some fifteen clergymen, whether they thought the wine at Cana was intoxicating; all but three said they had no doubt but it was. TKKNCII, a recent and able writer on the miracles, says of this miracle: "Of a piece with this is their miserable objection who find tho miracle incredible; since, if the Lord did not minister to an excess already commenced, yet by the creation of 'so large and perilous a quantity of wine' (for the quantity was he would have put temptation in men's way; as though the secret of temperance lay in tho scanty supply, and not in the strong self-restraint. But man is to be perfected, not by being kept out of temptation, but rather by being victorious in temptation." Yet if the authors and advocates of yom law had been consulted when Eden was planted, they would have plucked out from it the tree of the 'knowledge of good and and have planted there another tree with the 'Maine Law' hanging and dangling on all its branches. This would have savec all the pauperism and crime of every grade and color. Precious sages! Where were they when "the foundations of the eartr were laid If they had only given coun- sel then, the "corner stone thereof would have been laid" without any temptation. Will yon, gentlemen, keep a law on youi record, which impeaches the whole army of inspired patriarchs and prophets, the di- vine author of in the person of his Son? The second reason why this law ough to be repealed is, it is a law of false pre- tences, in its name, and all its sects. I professes one thing, it aims at another When a man has several names, he renders himself suspicious. This law is called by one name in Maine, by another in Massa- chusetts. N either of them is the true name Its true name would kill it. There is bu one name that fits the object, spirit, anc history of this law. It is a law to enfora total abstinence. How like mockery it is to say a man ma) use what he pleases, when you expresslj prohibit him from getting it for that verj use. What difference, whether you maki the fire so hot that he cannot sit by it, o drive a man from it? We will banish no one, said the ancients, only deprive him of earth, air and water. What a man has a right to vse, he has a right to get; and to deny the right to get is to deny the right to use. If it is wrong to sell a man an intoxicating drink as beverage, it is wrong to use it; and the sam crime that you fix upon the seller, goe over by reflection, upon the man who uses Why not take the bull by the horns, anc say that every man who drinks a glass o wine as a beverage, shall be liable to a fine often dollars, ort'oiu mouths imprisonment It is said, this law started to relieve taxes but tax payers know where the burden rests, and tho heaviest tax payers ask for the re- peal of tho law. Again, the law is for the suppression of crime. But the courts, sheriffs, grand ju- rors, County and State attorneys did not ask for the law. Who did ask for it Who brought this Trojan horse of many calami- tics into tho Stato? The total abstinence committee. Why did they not name the child after the father? Because this State would not have owned it if they had. Set us no bad example of circuitous legislation to teach deceit and dissimulation. It was intended in Maine, while it made no such avowal, to evade and nullify the laws of the United States in regard to importa- tions. Ono of its advocates from that State said, no man could prove that he had hn- poited any liquors xialess he and his clerk rode on them, and slept on them, from Ro- chelle to Portland. The law of this State is not quite as bold in this regard as the law of Maine; but it is only on the level of cunning and trickery, while it is far below manly and open legislation. That I am not mistaken in attributing the object to the law is shown in a resolution of the re- cent Convention of the friends of the law iu Boston. Here the disguise slips off, and The Whig State Convention. The Whig State Central Committee Lave issued a call for another Whig Convention at Madison on the 14th of next month, one- week after the Democratic Convention. So it seems the adjournment of the late Whig Convention without making a nomination tor State Officers was only a feint. They were only playing possum. They are not dead yet. If they die, they intend to die game. They meet one week after the De- mocrats with a view of availing themselves of an opportunity to improve their forlorn condition by taking advantage of the anti- cipated mistakes of their adversaries. "Their only hope is in the nomination of the can- didates of the Valley Road Swindlers by the Democratic Convention. Alas, vain hope! That Convention, animated by tho high prestige of the late democratic victory in Wisconsin, and determined to maintain its position with Texas and New Hampshire, as one of the trio of most thoroughly de- mocratic States in the Union, will be per- vaded by harmonious counsels, and will nominate men of character, of integrity, of political fidelity and ability. They know that their success would be as certain with such nominees, as their defeat would be with the nominees of the Valley Road and Monk's Hall Fraternity. The Whigs in other states are endeavor- ing to retrieve their fortunes by combining the most discordant elements. One of their chief instruments of anticipated success is the Maine Liquor Law. These unscrupu- lous partizans, professing an attachment for temperance which in most cases does not square with their practices, have insti- tuted a new crusade and proprose, in the execution of their fanatical doctrines, to invade every man's household. It remains to be seen whether the Whig Convention of the 14th proximo will marshal the Whigs of this state under the banners of the Maine Liquor Law. The New York Tribune has gone so for as to recommend "the great mass of liberal, progressive Anti-Rum Whigs" to support the free soil ticket, which it says is composed of "competent, upright, liberal advocates of. the Maine Law." The two leading Whig organs at the State Ca- pitol and at Milwaukee object to this ar- rangement and one of them is committed against the Liquor Law. But whatever may be the course of the Whig Convention, we take it to be the duty and the policy of the democratic party to let alone all isms, which have nothing to do with our ancient faith, to nominate the right kind of men, and to stand squarely upon the principles of the Baltimore plat- form upon which Wisconsin gave majority for FRANKLIN PIERCE, and twen- ty six other states aided in carrying him into the Presidential chair. Upon this point we cordially endorse the following sentiments from the Washington Union of the 31st ult: "Here is the which we aim to put our friends on their guard. Beware of these specious designs of the Whig politicians! They bode no good to the hence they should re- ceive no sanction from the democratic party. It is the design of the Whigs, by dragging in this temperance issue, to compel demo- crats who belong to temperance organiza- tions to vote for Whig candidates, under the specious plea that they will do more through it at a than any others to promote what is deemed desirable by temperance men. Vain and futile pretence! He must be a neophyte indeed who does not sec glance. By every consideration of honor and good faith we would urge democrats everywhere to keep this temperance question, as a dis- tinct issue, out of all their primary meetings', their County and State Conventions. We have no business with it as democrats, one way or the other. It is our duty as good citizens, to submit quietly to what a majo- rity of the people enact in the constitutional legislative assemblies. Our oaths as Ame- rican republicans, require us to yield impli- cit obedience to the laws until by fair ar- gument and honest legislation, n-e have se- cured such changes in them as right and justice may demand. But let us not, as democrats, allow ourselves to be made the- tools of corrupt whig political schemers, who, having lost the moral prestige of suc- cess by their venal measures in the ranks of their appropriate party, would now ride into power by means of the. pie-bald nags they have lassoed in the "dry places" of the earth, where they wander for rest but find inst.

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