Biddeford Union And Eastern Journal in Biddeford, Maine
19 Mar 1858

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Biddeford Union and Eastern Journal (Newspaper) - March 19, 1858, Biddeford, MainePinion & Metal. Friday morning March 19, ims. Editorial correspondence. Aruca a March 15, 18j8. The Pray adding of the legislature. With the exception of the Diacou Vaiona in the Senate of the liquor Bill War generally devoid of Public interest. ? great Many Mattara Vara Diazo and of and Bambara generally Ahemad Parrada with tha Daaiya to Gat up at an Early Day. On saturday several of tha joint tending commit aaa mad Thair final report and to Day Nam bar Mora Hare closed up All Hoa inca before them. Tha committee to enquire Whan tha legislature May adjourn do Saportad on saturday that tha adjournment can take place on Tua Aday tha 2tth jul j tha report waa Laid on tha table by common consent a a usually tha care with report of Thia character. Two Aea Aiona Are held each do. Some of the More important que Tiona of the a Aaion remain to to Diac Saaed and Dia Poyod of but the Minda of member Are with out doubt made up in relation to them and they will not take up to much time a a generally up Poueu. The liquor us by been under Diac Aaion la the Senate now for geteral Daya that Branch working on it after lha morning Buai near waa Dia Soaad of a number of Quita important Amanda Rita Infra aging tha Atrin gency of tha measure Hare bean Mada to tha Bill. Tha Sanata will finish up on tha Bill j probably to Morrow and than it will a put to tha Houma. Tha involve at Law will hardly a Daylight Thia eee Eion. There a a disinclination among Mam ban to Maka much a Radical change a Thia Bill Cottam Plata and it will probably go Orar to next eee Eion. Tha Bill requiring Cou Tiaa to pay tha Coeta a criminal prosecution a a not Paa aed. Thara a much Effort on the part of Home of tha member to Hare the measure adopted. Their aug Cree a problematical. Tha proportion to submit to the people a resolve to Amend the Constitution to a to enable tha state to loan Ita credit to the completion of a Railroad into Aroostook. A much Diac Saaed. It a proposed that the credit of the state to tha amount of $2,000,000, be loaned to Aid in tha construction of a rail Road from Bangor to the state in Aroostook county and a Reeo Lre originating in the com Milter on state Landa and state Roada to open tha Constitution and a Bill to eatable a the Aroostook Railroad company a counter part of the measure Haa been reported in the Senate to carry there proposition a into effect. The a aligned argument for there Mea Aurea a the Nec Beaity for opening up for settlement the Rich Aroostook land Tod in doing of Check the exhausting emigration which Baa been going on for Tome Yean. The Fate of the Meurn it is impossible to predict. In Friend argue and with Tome show of reason that tha legislature should allow them to go to the people with their project. Many Mem bar teamed disinclined to give the matter auction by even voting to submit the Reeo Lre for amending tha Constitution to tha people. Certain resolve a relating to Kansas and Lavary Wall enough in meantime it but some what unfortunate in rhetorical composition have at last passed both branches. Some objection waa made to them by a few Republican member not with the sentiments they expressed but with the Florine be of their composition. After there were passed or. Boody of Brunswick on Friday offered the fallowing state of Maine. Is Sotva ulat1no to Kansas Irnis. Wr3urvos, the National administration is attempting to Force upon the people of Kan is a Constitution of government framed without their authority and repugnant to their wishes therefore Luto Ivd that the legislature and people of Maine moved by a profound sense of duty hereby solemnly protect against the contemplated measure a dangerous to Liberty Viola Tive of tha Righta of the people of Kansas and subversive of the principle upon which our government Reeta. Fun old that a copy of the resolve be for warded to our senator and representative a in Congress. The introduction of there resolve a caused much fluttering among the democratic Leader. They did not Lika to to brought to this teat on the Lecompton swindle. The resolve a Pae eed yeas 106, Naye 23. Live democratic members voting with the republicans against Lecompton and tha remainder swallowing with the wry eat imaginable tace the Lecomp ton swindle. The Sioum bad under discussion yesterday Bill to abolish the punishment of the Bill grows oat of an alleged ambiguity in the Law respecting the infliction of capital punishment. It will Hardin pass. L. O. C. A kit a March 17, 1w8. The Sens to Paa eed to is Engroa aed yester Day seventeen to Aeron the liquor Bill. The Assn ments incorporated into the Bill it is said. Iaan aaa somewhat the Stringency of the Law As reported by the committee. Some of the members who voted against the Bill. Al s Das a Leeooa. That it had been amen m so often and to Auch extent that it waa in possible to us without mors time whether they should support it or not. There Wae no danger they said in allowing it to go to the hons where it might is perfected and la the final vots if satisfactory they could Tot for it. The general impression is that the Bill is not far from being right. The Law a passed in All essential particulars is like that of 1163with auth improvement a As Hare been suggested by experience and the decisions of courts. I do not learn that the for issus of the Bill will and Tsvor to Amend it much in the Blouse. Most of the Smend ments of the Senate will to concurred in at Ense and after its opponents Hare had All the tins they wish far discussion it will to pass so. Those who have been congratulating thums Sluss that the legislature would not name together on this subject and would adjourn without passing a Law Art doomed to to disappointed. The House had under consideration to Day the Aub Jeet of granting Aid to Tbs East Mains conference Seminary located at Buck port sad the Westbrook Seminary. Two pwn resolves granting to Soch a half township of Load were to ports by the Stu cation commit toe. Our or. Moore of Limerick. Who Haa been a be ant from his seat nearly All the win tar Leuc mag Greet love for the lims Rish Academy endeavoured to altar the approx Prim Tion for the East main conference Seminary to $300 annually for ton rear and to engraft thereon a Uka turn for Limerick facade my. The effect of Tea proposition to Raiano tha quae Tion of granting Aid in land or Money to thee institution a and to throw the Frienda of tha appropriation to tha Maine conference Seminary into confusion and finally to defeat the Reeo Lre. Or. Moore e proposition to connect Limerick Academy with the East Maine conference Seminary Yoke them together wee ruled out of order but he did Tho mischief even More fully by moving to Amend by giving to the Maine conference Seminary $300 annually for ton year and notifying the Ilomae if that paperd he Debould than move to give the Limerick Academy a like turn. Ilia amendment pro failed 39 to 66, and of course Tea to Ole waa Defeated m a also that appropriating a wait township for Westbrook Seminary. If there Are any of or. Moore a Leonat Ituen who Are Green enough to Aupp oae that Hia action on Thia Aroe out of any other feeling than a de air to make a to Piura to keep up appearance in behalf of Limerick Academy the sooner they get rid of the Impre Ion the better. While Hia action Home year ago waa Home thing worse than foolish if what waa allege de waa True Hie course Thia year waa unwise in the extreme. It did no Penrice to Limer ick Academy and Only tended to defeat the of the committee in behalf of two other institution a which have Home thing More than a local influence Over the educational Inte Reata of the state. Or. Moor waa appointed a member of the committee on education. In reply to a question put by or. Boody Alao a member of the committee he admitted that he had attended but one meeting of the committee and yet when thee subject were under consideration he talked a go Muf of matter that waa Hia duty to Hare known about a he would Hare done had he been preen it at every meeting. The hour for the mail a come and i Mutt Cloae. L. O. C. of the City govern mint. Ill City Council elect Tor the current year assembled in convention in the aldermen room on monday list at ten o clock for the purpose of an organisation. S. P. Mcken net esq., called Tho convention to order on whose motion t? Lowell was chosen chairman pro. I a. On motion of a. Ii. Jellison esq., the City clerk waa appointed a committee to receive and read the credential of the officers elect. A committee waa then appointed to inform the mayor elect that the convention waa or a nixed who presently made hit appearance accompanied by sex mayor Andrews and took the oath of office administered by Levi Loring ji., the City clerk. Prayer was then offered by Kev. Or. Would. The oath of of fice was then administered to the members of each Branch of the City Council by it. Chapman a a. After which the mayor arose and made a very Brief address occupying Only a few Momenta. Ilia chief recommendation waa . Lie a id the sex Perisee of the City were Large and abound be curtailed. The exp name of the City police were alluded to and compari son made Between the exp Eusea of Asco and Biddeford in the police department. The disparity of the two place in the elements and character of their population was not hinted at however a affording any Light on Thia subject. The largely increased expenses of the City fur pauperism we believe was not mentioned and How retrenchment in this particular could be made no advice was Given. Too much waa expended on streets he Tho to and Many other things in which there should be retrenchment. The Schoola were very Well and he would recommend no retrenchment Here. There should be As few officers in the City government As possible and hungry office seekers lingering around just after the election for the loaves and fishes were very appropriately and wisely advised not to expect to feed at the Public crib. The suggestion waa very opportune. After he closed his remarks the convention dissolved and the respective boards met in separate session. In Board of aldermen Aid. Mckenney moved the following. Ordered that the Rule and orders of Board of aldermen for the year a. D. 1857, be adopted a the Lulea and orders of this Board until otherwise or dered. Read and accepted. Aid. Mckenney moved the following. Or dered that the joint rules and orders of the year a. D. 1857, be adopted a the joint rules and orders until otherwise ordered. Rulee and orders read and passed. Sent Down for concurrence. Message from the City Counci notifying this Board of to organization of to at Branch by the Choice of Jacob k. Cole president and Frank a. Small clerk. Void that when Thia Board adjourn they adjourn to meet Thia p. M., at 2 o clock and the clerk waa charged with a message to the com. Council notifying that Branch of said vote. Is Lex Ltd of Alduh Max 2 o clock p. By re Ualat the Cui. Cmim4 it with Board of Ald run in Contention for Choice of City clerk and other officer. Mrs i. Jellson Lloil and Andraws were appointed a committee to receive sort and count vote for City clerk and reports whole number of vote 26 necessary for a Choice 1a f. D. Edgerly had 17, and waa elected. On motion proceeded to choose treasurer. Reported whole number of votes 26, Neces sary for Choice 14. K. Chapman had 17, and was sleeved. Aid. Mckenney moved that a supervisor of schools be elected instead of a superintend ing school committee. Aid. Andrews objected on the ground that lha proceeding waa dearly out of order inasmuch a u proposed to do that for which the convention of the two branches waa not held Eia to decide what officers should be elected. Thia was a matter to be determined in the separate branches of the government and when so determined and a convention was held for the election of such officer then he could have no objection. After Home further Diac Aaion on this Point the use icon was put and car ried. On motion then proceeded to Slation of a supervisor of schools. Whole number of Votee 16. John m. Good win waa Dunant Boualy elected. Ext proceeded to Choice of City solicitor. Who number of Votee 19 $ . Mckenney had 14, and wee sleeved. Next to Choice of City physician. Whole number of Votee u Horace Bacon had 17. And Wai elected. Next to Choice of three a Wuori balloting for one at a Tine. Whole number of Votee Lor drat a Eleaor 20. Stephen Everett had 17. Whole number of Votee for 2d ,2l. Tristram Goldthwaite 16. Whole number of votes for 3d ,19. John tuck 16. On motion of Aid. Mckenney proceeded to Choice of three overt Era of poor ballot ing for one at a time. Whole number of vote for lat Orera Eer of poor 19 ii. Lowell 10. Whole number of vote for 2d overseer 16 j. K. Cole 13. Whole number of vote for 3d Orera Eer 22 Joahua Moore 14. Convention Diazo led. In Board of aldermen. On motion of Aid. Mckenney that when we adjourn it be to 7 o clock this p. Met in aldermen s room agreeable to and Ourn mint. Chose a committee of three to nominate minor officers. Proceeding to Choice of City marshal. Whole number of vote 7 Abijah Tarbox 6. Proceeded to Choice of even Pereona one from each Ward to Kumiah the aaa Eadora with ail is Eseary information relative to Pereona and property taxable in each Ward. Ward 1, Joaeph Benton. " 2, Abel u. Jellison. 3, Samuel Lowell. 4, Charles Hardy. M 6, Rufue Small. 6, b. E. Cutter. 7, h. U. Hooper. Adjourned to thursday evening 18th int. New lumps litre election. The Lle publican majority Cornea up to near if not quit 5000, nearly double from last year s majority. The Republican majority in the a Louie a near of Hun Drej Council entirely Republican and nine of the twelve sen Atria elected Are Republican. The election a a Complete crushing out of the Lecompton democracy in the Granite state. A United state senator a to be Choan by the la gala Ture elected to till the vacancy which will occur by the expiration of or. Liale a term on the 4th of March next. It a generally posed or. Halo will be re elected. Or in the municipal election in new York the democracy have had their own Way carrying almost everything notwithstanding the know nothings and Lle Public Caus coalesced and in every part of the country the democracy have nobly maintained their Tern an jut. The Public expect very Little in the Way of truth from the argue. That Lecompton Sheet practices on the principle that a lie Well Atuck to a a Good a the truth. We Cut the above from Ita Issue of saturday. In relation to the new York municipal election the Albany evening journal before a not withstanding the help the rum influence gave the democrats and with the Douglass men forming part of the array the general result a 434 towns have gone Republican 81 town Republican and american and 221 Toque democratic. The Tribune Maya up to Thia hour March 12, no journal favourable to the Federal administration Haa dared to aum up the Veaulta of those election. With a Square Yasuo on Lecompton there would not have been i ministration. The republicans americana and Douglas democrats can control almost every congressional District in the free state and if there a a Complete Union among them and a determination among the two former to sustain the latter the election of 1858 and 1800 Are Aure. The up Mican think that Koine of the South americana May be strength ened in the aame Way. The Union Between democracy and slavery can be rendered harm Lesa in no other Way. Mia Okuna and Yankees. The Kanaka correspondent of the Boston journal draw the following contract of the manner in which the Mia Auriana and the Yankees respectively build up a town lie Alao ape aka favourably of the future and those anticipation will Doub Leaa be realised Una eat the government persists in their mad scheme of forcing an atrocious Constitution upon the people lie writes from Johnson county formerly a Strong hold of Border Ruffian am when a put of Miu Uriana Start a Village Thor tint Sac u re a place to lie in and then build whiskey hop on much tide of it and patronise them liberally. On the other hand a company of new England men after hav ing secured a temporary place of Nelter al Waya build a school Boule and a Church. They then establish a newspaper erect a Law Mill and begin to project railroads. The re Aultia that the Yankees will build a thriving tillage before the Mise Uriana get their Plana Laid. The Spring Hill company a a Good illustration of Thia policy. After erecting a spacious hotel upon one of the most Beautiful Sites in Kanaka they Are already beginning a school House and Church and making arrangement for a second Church. They have secured a Post office and mails in several i Recti one contracted for the imme Dute Erec Tion of several Voree and other building already poll about 100 Votee in their precinct nearly All tree state and Are going ahead with wonderful Energy. They Are nearly All new England men. It is through Auch Enterprise a Thia that Johnson county a fast being redeemed from the influences of Bor Der Ruffia ism. Free sum men by encouraging and protecting Rich other have already secured the Ascendancy in the population and very soon the bogus voting and other Diaho Orsble practices of the pro slavery party will be driven Back Over the Missouri Bor det where they belong. The tables Lcuio. For some weeks past the Washington Union Haa performed a great amount of labor in Reading prominent democrats out of the party. As an offset to this the anti Lecompton democracy of the great Northwest propose to hold a mass convention at an Early Day and formally read James Bach an an out of the demo ratio party f Fatmi the Philadelphia press. I the Rollf Flou Awakening a one of the signs of the time the faithful chronicler of event cannot fail to notice the Lex Kably Earnest state of feeling now manifested in the Public mind in refer ence to the subject of religion. The Indica Tion Are abundantly Eleer that the you nary a about entering upon in Ere of remarkable religious excitement. In Point of Universal it j of extent and depth of Bida fair to equal if not aur Peee any similar sen National epoch in the country history. The initial Point of. The present development appear to Hare been the City of new York and the Fourn la there have been for the last Lew week teeming with account of the Progre of the devotional tide wave. The revival a it i technically termed appear from the n. Y. Journal to have been al Noat like an epidemic. From one Point to another the religious enthusiasm Haa ran a Carter resembling that of fire on the Western Prairie. Pub Lic meeting for worship and prayer have been a it were organised in All the Villeges and town near new York and the appearance warrant the conclusion that for Totne time to come at least the in Tensity of the Fervour thur manifested Muat be increased Retther than blackened. In referring to the historical aspect of the subject we find that at irregular interval there have been Eaona peculiarly marked by an outpouring of devotional Manife Tationa. From 1730 to 1750 the great Awakening As it a usually designated formed a striking feature of the time. Starting from England spreading with Ai Guler rapidity thro Scot land and Ireland it made its first Mark in the year 1733, at Northampton a Lovely town of Massachusetts lying at the foot of mount Tom and mount lot Yoke. The Church at that Point had been Orif itally at arled by the distinguished reverend bleaker Mather who died in 1670, and Waskuc needed by the Rev. Or. Stoddard who presided Over it for the almost unprecedented term of fifty even year. It waa during the period of or. Stod Dard s ministration Bat the famous Ponaman howards Rose to that High reputation which Aiter Warda placed him in chaise of the aame Church on or. Stoddard and which finally led the by to Hia selection a 1 resident of Nashua Hall College at Princeton new Jer Aey. Or. Edwards Baa left a record of the uie at revival written with the event and highly valuable a a remarkable illustration of that Early period of the country a e history. It i evident from the testimony which he Haa Lett that prior to the Era of which he formed so conspicuous a Tig ure the religious Leeling waa at a Low ebb. From Massachusetts the Fiama of religious feeling kindled by the eloquence of Edwards spread to the Connecticut and from thence southward to the of tbsp colonies. It waa the first apr to the planting of new churches in regions previously deprived of such spiritual luxuries. The whole Atlantic coast Wlch then contained a comparatively sparse popu lation received the influence of that in thu adasm Winch had its Rte from the Interior of new England. From a period of fifteen years prior to the Middle of the last Century until the Pecoud visit of the celebrated George w he beheld there Ai a Complete Lull in the religious Seal of the colonies. Or. Holme Saya in his american annals that the Teal which characterised the new England churches at an earlier pc Rod had previous to Whitefield a arrival sub sided Aud a Calm lethargic state ensued indeed according to or. Chancey in his reasonable thoughts on the state of Relig Ion in new England a reaction had set in which bad carried the religious condition of the country to so Low a Point As that describe by or. Edward s narrative. At the close Othia curious work he admits that disorderly Walker have been suffered to take their own course without the administration of those censures which Are proper to Fth kingdom of Jesus Christ i i was in Philadelphia that w Nuchem Ioanu the warmest Welcome and made the deepest Imp Euion. From the Balcony of the old fashioned Frame building known a Loxley s Houm which stood undisturbed till a year or two ago at the Junction of Little Dock and second streets Hie eloquent Whitefield held spell bound audiences which gathered on the gentle slope of society s Hill of o site at whose toot the Tsiu uus Ulah Tieba Dower of old time memories dispensed to All joiners the grateful cup of water from the Best Spring of water which was Theu to be found in our City according to Watson never were such audiences gathered together in this country. Ily the powerful co operation of the talented tenants William and Gilbert whose names Are to conspicuous in the list of american divines the work of revival prospered in new Jersey and the adjacent states. Whitefield created a wonderful sensation wherever he went. Georgia Virginia Massachusetts were she the scene of a wide l spread enthusiasm whih thronged the churches wherever he was announced to preach. Large additions were made to the churches through the winning influence of his eloquence from among the most distinguished men of the Timo. At the beginning of the present Century another revival occurred which originated in new England passed through in rapid Suc cession the Middle 8tates, and spread both North and South and weat some idea May be gathered of the intensity of the excitement from the Rusal of the evangelical Magazine published at that time. The great Centre of its action at Thia period was in Pennsylvania and the immediate Vicinity and Kentucky. In the latter state then having a population of Over 200,000the Magazine we have referred to Maya the number of baptisms in one year alone 1801 amounted to Over ten thousand from a letter dated january 22, 1802, from mount Ararat Prince Edward a county Virginia addressed to Limbert 1u1 ton a name to familiar in the mercantile Annala of Philadelphia we extract a passage to show the state of religious feeling which pervaded the old Dominion there could not have been fewer than three thousand people out to hear the Sermon on Friday and Thia at a very Amsell Village the people were Mueh affected at times. They continued together All Day till night. Near the close of the Glrst Sermon the writer states 1 am per Amaded More than half the audience were in tears. It appeared that something like super j natural Power suddenly rested on almost every mind the number of conversions taking the evangelical Magazine As authority exceed that at any previous Awakening. Some Twenty live Yeara ago another re e. Tuition of the conversion al Tervor diffused it self throughout this state and Drew into in fluence May other actions of the country. Throughout the Interior towns Harrisburg Carlisle l Maui Kersburg Pittsburg the great topic of conversation in every Irule of society was the great revival prayer meeting for the time drove out convivial parties and cing ladies and Young gentlemen who had n attending Cotillon parties and Kindred mro Lioa were suddenly brought to deny them Velvee such amusement and to devote their time to More reasonable service. For months at the state capital nothing else waa thought of by the mass of the Community and Dur ing an entire Winter there was almost a total suspension of the usual Gai ties which characterise All place where bum Legislatures Are wont to Convene. Since that period until the present mod the religious sentiment though by no Means Retro gading Baa not advanced bar any sudden Jerka. It Haa grown stronger and deeper and at the us time much More Liberal by a comparatively gradual Advance. The Public mind Haa not been aroused by any Apodala conjuncture of circumstance startling the attention to auth subject and therefore has not had any Opportunity of developing any extraordinary degree of enthusiasm. There cent Dnan Ciai revulsion it is supposed has been instrumental through the additional time for relaxation which it Haa offered in Awakening the conscience of the country. Our National idiosyncrasy is prune to an sex one five indulgence of the feelings under every phrase of excitement which the popular sind undergoes. The inevitable danger incident to All undue Almu Laton of the moral or Mui impulses is a we have already known by the Futory of to put to ten Dan by to Nactina. To Lay no claim to the rift of prophecy to predict Tho precise Revulta which May follow the Praast treat awaken ing throughout Tho country. We can Only better the Irr rent Witali that it Mav tend to harmonise a optional Anil personal Anima stir. And to nationalize the get at i Tim eat of brotherhood from Goa and of to Union to Tho other. If it have but Thia result it will Havo worked greater work than Mira from the hew York . A general revival of religion. It it already known to our Reader that a general revival of religion of unusual inter eat and Power Haa been in Prog Reaa for Loiue time Paat and a ill Unn Tuut extending Over almost the Hole count Rand particularly in the eat and weal the ii ret Manil Natation of the Gen eral Awakening waa in new England particularly lit Connecticut and from which the Epi Ril of the revival spread rapidly through the Middle and Western state or rather broke of alms Tai Multanen by in All. Everywhere the number of conversion and of addition to tiie Churche Haa been us Iru cemented. No similar revival Haa med Iver the country since the Ireat Awakening in new England in the Daya it Jonathan ii i Ward. And the pretext far exceed the Lor Mer in extent cd int. Of. N i but marked by the tame intensified enthusiast in and excitement that followed the preaching of while eld or the revivals at the begin Ning of the present Century in which various physical convulsive demonstrations were wit netted among persons under conviction of Ain. Of the contrary the present awaken ing every where give evidence of calmness and Freedom from wild and unregulated excitement. An i usual Enthus Hiaam prevails but we hear of no violent and extraordinary demonstrations anywhere. I in Thia City the Prog Reaa of the work a Moat encouraging. The methodist churches particularly have been greatly stirred. A Christian of Thia denomination remarked to a recently that there waa hardly a Methodi to Church in new York or Brooklyn that a not in the full tide of a revival. Their Miu is Era aay that they have never witnessed i equal work of Gracd. In the congregational churches extra Piper meetings ate held in the a Roadway Tabernacle in Thia City the Church of Tho pilgrims and Plymouth Church i Rooklyn and in or. Cheever a set rices ate held every night in the week. In the it formed dutch churches revivals Are in Vig Troua Progress with Fruita already gathered. Among the old school churches we have heard of no special indication of Awakening while in several of the new school Large numbers of conv Raiona have recently i occurred. Nearly Twenty extra prayer meetings con fined l no Pelli Cular Church Are now held at different places in new York Aud Brook Lyn. Such a general Awakening Haa never before occurred in Thia City and in Progress a watched with increasing interest Mercry Duy. uncivil. The Washington Union which f Morly teemed desirous to keep on some terms with All branches of the democratic party has recently became very impolitic. In a recent comment on the Sena Tor # rejection of the army Bill that paper says it is not at All surprising that the Black republicans should pursue Thia course and that their neophyte is w to have recently been initiated into their Myat erics and who Wor ship so devoutly now at the Dusky shrine where Greely Abby Kelly and the senator from new Hampshire Kneel and cry aloud it a natural enough that this conglomerate brotherhood should pig together in the same Sty. But it is worthy of Especial wonder that democrats should be found to vote persistently with them to defeat the measures of the administration and in the attempt to Force a on it a measure and policy which would Only Embarrass it Aud which was intended by the majority of its supporters to Embarrass the Washington correspondent of the Chw Cego times Maya flippant letter writers and journalists whole Pena Are employed in the Inte Reata of Law Conpton keep averting that the admission of Kansas under the a submitted Misti to Tion a a fixed fact a thing already a Good a accomplished that the administration ran and will Presa it through Congress immedi ate i or. Let not the Public be hum bugged by these assertions. Winter trill Elote and Spring trill come and go and summer too for that Mailer be Ore the a6om Natu a will aare pasted Orer the Senate. 1 tie of Oai Ion will dispute every Inch of ground. The debate will be Moat scorching which Ever took place in con Green. I predict that before it a closed the most violent Lecomp Tonia will be ready and willing to withdraw from the conflict. The Iague which will be presented to the Ameri can people will awaken the popular indignation to a height which will make it uncomfortable to still Friend e. H. Mckee nit notwithstanding the entire Loas of Hie instrument a for taking Amer Otypka and Daguerreotype by Tho late fire hat we notice located himself in the Crystal Arcade build ing no. 4, up stairs where Haia now pre pared to take either ambr Otyvee or Daguerreotype in a style a Good if not a lit be but Ter than before lie Haa Juat returned from Loaton and having purchased the very Best instruments he could find besides having a splendid sky Light a Large if not the largest one in Thia state he feels confident that he can give entire satisfaction to All who feel dial need Tif patronize him. To had the pleasure of seeing a picture taken by him at his new place and it far surpassed anything of the kind we Ever Law. Lie will be Happy to meet All Hia old customers and As Many new ones As feel disposed to Call on him. Lle member the place no. 4 Cryatal Arcade building Over the sign of the so Natch ii Amlin s 8feicii. Tho reply of senator Hamlin to Hammood of 8. A who declared White working men to to to better than slaves is said to have been one of the Moat effective on the Lecompton question delivered in the Senate. Or. Lamlin a eminently a practical legislator and by an array of fact and figures which could not be contradicted he utterly demolished Many of the positions taken by gov. Hammond. His defence of free labor and free labourers was admirably made and of Ucb a character As will Proba Bly deter the fire eaters of the South from nuking another onslaught on the Laborera of the free states. The Tim correspondent says senator Hamlin s speech is the Ablest senatorial Effort of Hie life. Hie vindication j of the Labouring classes of the North against j the aspersions of senator Hammond was a splendid Success. Abutted Roa h. Foes formerly of Saco me., was arrested this week in prove land charged with forging note of $6600 against Jamas duri in of West new Burr which he disposed of to n. Howe esq., of Haverhill. The note was written by j. E. Stanyan eq., a lawyer in Haverhill who also witnessed it in consequence of which he has been arrested and arraigned before judge Taggart and held to answer to the charge to the Eum of $500. Or. Stanyan denies any 1 knowledge of the matter further than that he was applied to by free then a stranger to him who prof sled not to be Able to write. Visa a of \ i i i if own Ainah Aan la Comoro stir not of Tinct. A Kin a tin Cincinnati Leaette i full re port of the great anti Lacomp Toa vet bag held at Columbua a it state of the 10th Tomt. It waft it but eerie it us influential . Be idea the speak Lay which waa of a High order. Gov. Walker sent a Long letter which waa if Poa Eible More pointed and Indian att a it against the Lecompton achime than and of Hie Price thing Effort. He Hijra � we at Akard not Only to Banc too Ike Oertl Row of a Greet Fanda Oriental principle of pub Iii Liberty and the Copeti tuition but to approx aug a Erie of read end forgeries the most palpable and the Moat wicked which hate Eter Dieg rated any age or country and Ihu forfeit Yourow Neely respect and thai of the whole Emited world which a guat be the a Chat a of Tai got. Wie e letter it to abort and pungent that we to y it entire a follow kick omd va., Reo. 20, 1 Oon. Gentlemen 1 rat Ivd your of the to Day. I writ at one to aay that it will a import Ibl Lor n a to meat tha democracy of Ohio to mum convention to Columbua 011 tia itch Proximo. Our leg Alatur a in a Aion and will not adjourn Batora the 7th of March of than and my official duties require my cd Patant Prtt enc Hera. I bar much to add to my tammany and Philadelphia latter hut i have not la Tima and Opportunity now to How that Tea fraud of the election in Kan an my nothing in comparison to the fraud o tha la Conpton Couve Tiou it Aalf. The que Tion a. Ahall a pretended which waa not adopt a by that convention for on tha contrary it waa submit Tad for adoption by tha people and which waa not adopted by tha people for by were not allowed to vol against it be forced by the intervention of Conga a on ? majority of the Ople against Ioir Sovereign will t shall that a Don too on the Bourbon doctrine of legitimacy ? and if Don Arth people to a driven to the Eremity of the Dorr doctrine of the Khoudi Maud cac r it a democratic to Bow t lawful authority. It it autocratic aristocratic oligarchic and de Otic thua to Cona Traio popular sovereignty by the onus of legitimacy. Firmly Youra ii Why a. Wise of Canton. The bombardment waa commenced on the 28th of december at c o clock in the morn ing and it noon Tho assault by the Allied Force began on the Eastern fort. The Over land mail of december 30 Maya it wit generally in Jerstrom up till the to intent the order Lor the Advance waa Given that the firing would be continued during the Daj and that the Ai Ault would take place on the Morrow but he naval and military Lead Era had kept their counsel and the frightful havoc that Mutt have been made amongst the Chiue a by Tho inca want discharge of Ahot and hell from Guna and Mortara of in ingeme calibre tray Well have Juat tied an immediate attack consequently Early in the Forenoon the land Forte consisting of the Voth the artillery French Marine and sea men and it a said s me sepoy numbering in All about 2000 men landed and advanced by the eastward against the Tung Pautti \ Hile the naval brigade waa to Pasa round by the Westward and assault the l Auxin and Kung fing Tor s. These Taaka it a believed would be accomplished on the 28th, and on the 20th yesterday the Square fort would be As ailed and the whole of the Heights pm mending the City would then be in out Tosa Easiod. A note dated the morning of the 28th, after the bombardment had commenced Maya the Hiraiai Gemma for the bombardment ars now Complete and As soon As the City a Ouri i will Endeavor to give you an account of Iti capture. To give you some idea of the tire which Haa been opened just fancy 2a gun boats mounting in All about 00 guns throw ing shot and hell of the largest and Moel deadly description together with eix 13-Inch mortars weighing each about Aii tons be sides the Broad Aidee of the largest men of War the destruction Muat be Canton of the tints. Slow and continuous with sombre Monotony like the tiring of minut guns Thi cannonade continue. No broadside no quit k firing no excitement. Every gun ii accurately pointed alter Many minute care to Patrikc or sweep the appointed Wall and to avoid the habitation the shells Are not at obedient a the round allot. What the of. A sing gun Are doing we cannot see for Thi Moke gather thick below us and the by guns Aleein to have brought Down the wind vainly do the mortar a Ella arrive to reach those Hill forts which Airm to be sleeping in tranquil Security against the cold Grey Iky. They nil tall Short. That red fire storied barn which a called tha live storied Pagoda and which a said to be the Barrack of he Hundred tartars Wil nearly touched. A hell burst half Way up the Hill slut Tough fort has never yet been approached. Soma who must have Keener Aigist than i have say that the chinese Are endeavouring to bring their monster guns to Bear this Way. Llali Paat twelve no Seigna of surrender. The embarkation of the land Force continues and the bombardment goes on. The following a a description of the scene upon the night of the 29th then Cama the night. The Thipa almost ceased from their firing but the City wooo be came like our own Shropshire Iron countries at night a Plain of fire. At first it appeared As though the besiege a Mere Bent upon reducing the place to aah a but Little by Little a i gained by a change of position some idea of the scene As s whole the destruction waa not without a plan. There uni a great blame at the North West Angle of the City. The Gate there is surmounted by a chinese guard House with the usual Gro Tesque upward pointed roof. Bella and rocket were poured in volleys upon Thia Structure and it soon became a Sheet of flame through which the roof the Waltera and the Walla stood out in dark outline Fly constant Howera of rocket the i me was led up and Down the City Wall and in an incredibly Short time the Long thin line of fire Ahot High in to the heavens and then subsided into a smouldering smoke. While Thia waa Atill raging those vengeful rocket came hurling through the Moonlight along tha Lina of the Eastern Wall. They bought ought the three Sapota which Hava been marked As the object of the triple assault of the English Aud French troops to storrow. As those dreadful 24-Pound rocket hew Llama arose. They seemed to Lead the fire about a a tame element precisely a they willed and strange to say it never seemed to spread inward or to array from the line of the City Walla. I expect i shall find that All the conflagrations we have been watching to night have destroyed Only that line of old Housea which least against the inner aide of the Wall and afforded cover to those Ingalla whence All our Graat losses in a Faua with the chinese have Arlen. Tuesday dec. 30.All night the City a Girt bar a line of tune. Lha approach of morning waa indicated by a Tuerpe Aioo of the to Skrl practice and by the to Ning Oltha mortar Battery with redoubled Energy. A tha Day broke lha dam Bank Down and lha in r a upon a perfectly smoke Lake Cit. Tha Houawa that Laan upon tha Innar Walla Are in Moat Titi a that i have been divided from Thara to by a Mound or a ditch thay Araen Croach menu hot Fla Mada by Qualters Wood and thatch that Blaza and Ranish. Ilia a Barge of powder must have been incr need in Tea mortar Ballerine for the Abella now flaw High up to tha Hill Forte. Una of them at a break Buret upon a ear azure of fort snug of and another want right Over it. Tha Thipa that had been end lading tha a Alern Wall now Caa aed firing. It waa the moment for the aaa Ault. La lha neighbor Hood of tha East Foit tha formed and the Ruah waa made. For two Houre nothing a Uible but the Menke nothing a heard but tha rattle of musketry Aad loud Beer bag. At o Loek Tea Wall waa gained Aad i in to bin jackets. Bog Tiah and French Iscia along it Narf car. Rowgh a fort give oat in fire let be Hope without effect. 1 Bete be a Check and i Lenco for half a hour. I can me nit lha Blat Trouin of of Oltha div Aiena of on naval brigade j lha Lead Cia Aro probably teaching them How to take it at Twe a toiled agora upon tha North veal pm Wall. Along the Eily Wall and Prelec Ted by iia battled thu they Page 1 think in at , tha Ilia from Oonagh a fort away to to air right and co. In front of a gleaming White Battery newly built and full of Guna Era Tad a n a ledge of tha Rock u an which Wall told free atm led Pagoda Here Eland. If tie a Vailante would Only no a proper distance How these Guna would Riddle then i lint with a Rush sad a sheer a detachment strikes Rem tha turn of tha Wall which tha stun do not command and Honaree itself eafe h � tha loot of tha vary Rock which Basra i Huary. Not a shot Cau it Ira. The nov Cit Iron tha Walla now play Thia half Moon for Aoma Man Utah and in a Quarter j of a hour the detachment at tha foot of the re Haa gone round and taken tha Poa Ilion fruit behind Lielie Ved from three Guna which might havea wept them Down by Hun did our men in a triad mss Are now ewer in along tha Wall. Tha Lee atoned Togo a which a no Mora a Pagoda Accord inn to our nation of a Pagoda than it la n bum boar Bat an old Square Tad building divided into Atoria a carried by the Bayonet and tha French and incl Meh Colon Are howled . Sow Gough c fort Opena out sulkily upon Ita Lata ally but the Kaaa Flaata not wailing to reply hurry along tha intervening Wall Wattward. 1 can follow them for Home time from my Poa Ilion and i hear them cheering Whan 1 lose them in the hollow. ? Law minutes of Sharp fan Glade and Blue jacket emerge from the treat and building upon Magazine Hill. A moment after and Apo tha two bite of Banting which tall that this key of Cantonia our own. It a now Twenty minutes after Tan. In four hours therefore the Hill defence of Thia City have been captured we Mav Hope that tha Victory will be a cheap one. I Patata it a within my own knowledge that capt. Hale waa killed while a intending the placing of the Skal Itig ladders. I Apt. Hackett waa also killed and lord Milford a wounded in tha Arm. Allow Many others Are Loat it a in Poe Aible to or. I be chinamen Are Kaiui booting at our ram Fotiu the lop of tha hour and if this Goci in i tar it will a Nrec Marr to treat the City Lea tenderly than hitherto. While Tho Algerine gunboat Lieut. Forbe a with team i taking the a pile went Arr i Patche on Board 2. 5 1. Xi., Tough a fort a a pulled and taken the Monit cur of the i the Publ Hae Tho Aub Tance of a do Ratcli from linear Admiral Sigault de ennui Fly in command of tha French Squadron in Canton River the Landing of the Allied Force took Placa on tha 28th of december. In Conar quench of the Small number of men which hear Admiral Sigault de be Pouilly had at dial Oral the head of one of the column of attack waa allotted to the French troop by rear Admiral Seymour commander of the King Liah Force. Thu Mark of a Nathy great it pleased our Sailor and Soldier. Of the 28th, after ome Kirmiz he with tha Chine trop fort in writ captured. Martin de pal i or sergeant Maior of tha Marinee had the Honor of being the Flat to Plant the French Flaa on tha Wall. On tha 20th the attacking column advanced against tha Walla of the town. Tho a Coad mate of the Capri Rieu l ellia i a a for to in tha breach and planted on color on a watch on the Wall lie a clo Aeija and bravely supported by a gunner of the earn Corvette by name Laurier. Livery Man did Hia duty to maintain the Honor of the arme of the Eui Eror which waa maintained in Allita the dispatch conclude m follow Canton i at tha mercy of tha Allied Force. The North Forte seem to Hart been abandoned. Tha Flap of Franca and eng land Are hosted on the five storied Pagoda. Our Loaa i Small for an attacking ton tha tire from the Allied Fleet waa excellent and contributed in no mall degree to the the details of the capture of Canton so w that no resistance of Anjer consequence was made by the chinese and the a Oglie and French officers were completely no sled by the tenacious child like help Leea obstinacy of the enemy. Although they did not tight they ran incredible Riata to steal and the blowing us of the strongest of the Chinee Forta waa delayed a Day Bec suss the Chinee actually came at night and stole the powder Laid ready to Charpe the Minea. They also i crept into Magazine to steal where the roof had caught tire and from which the men had been withdrawn in conae Quence. When the troops entered the City they found no obstacles in Ita crowded narrow streets except closed door and Gateway which gave War Speed Chr to their wee. J when they reached the governor residence and Treasury buildings they found the guards some of them sleeping Acme Cooling and soms smoking and Only two of them made even a show of resistance. They were completely surprised and motion Lee under the influence of bayonets brought within six inches of their bodies. For six Days during which tha City had been invested and commanded from the Heights so a to be completely at the mercy of the troops and liable at any moment to to entered the Western gets had been open and ample Opportunity Given for the removal of goods and treasure so that there was not the slightest expectation of finding anything of value to Reward the captors. It was there fore with the utmost Asu Nish ment that the Treasury waa found As full of Stiver a Proba Bly it Ever was. Fifty two boars of Coin which a Man would not singly lift were found and sixty eight packages of solid ingots. There was also a store House of the must costly Sables and rare Fura. A thousand cantonese hired at a Dollar each carried the Silver before the British soldiers to their Encampment and is soon is they had abandoned it the Canton mob with loud shout proceeded to plunder what the English had left. Sch waa captured after a Long Chase Dur ing which one mandarin gave Himmell up a Yah but he waa not Atout enough for him and the English officer War not deceived. At last among the great numbers of Man Darins running about they discover so on who from his apparently contemplating the achievement of getting Over the Wall in an out of the was place they conjectured to be Yeh. Capt. Key Aei aed him round the Waist and the Coxa Wain twisted the Auguat Tail of the Imperial commit Eisner around Hia fist. Thet waa no mistake now this waa the veritable Ash. Instinctively the Blus jackets Felt it must be Yeh and they tread up their hate and fax thre rattling cheers. Ii trembled violently when a was taken and attn couely denied his identity. As soon is is Isle himself Safe All Hia Arron inc returned. The tartar general made no set ant to gather Hli Troope and a dragged from a tilth j clout where a had hid Dan him Aalf. When Yah pm told a would not to injured but Muat be taken on Board ship to evinced Tome terror but altar a eral Iti Voi Oua Pratan Cea for delay a said i will accept Jour invitation la fact 1 Ahall be very glad to Havo on Opportunity of teeing on of sour a a pc exceeded to to land a Placebo mat to Conton Man who were employed in carrying to Silver and they put Down their Zoada and Aalstad him with a Roar of Laag Tor. A gnashed Hia Teeth with rage at them and made threatening Goe Turo. Cotaa Cruor. A typographical Blunder occurred la an Artale on our cite election published last week which to Ziab to Oor oct. To Typo Nikee a aay that there Ware Dutruit Tiff among tha Republic Ana la Homo of to Warda that aided Eoa what a defeating our ticket. The Weed to aeon waa j rat find. Such mortifying wooden will Lii Ilani of car in the beet Rogala Lod of Cea

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