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Horal anti &tate Netos.
Will the doctors make any movement for a
dissecting bill this winter?
The forests of Maine arc t’50,00 miles or
more in extent.
I he length of the shore line of Maine is not
* less than UOOO miles.
Every town in Maine will help itself by help
ing on the iron horse and the water wheel.
Petitions are flowing in to the Legislature
against taxing foreign insurance companies.
New marhinery is arriving daily for the
Sprague cotton mills.
Fowler, ilamlcn & Smith have it large stock
of Dry Goods of the best quality. This en
terprising firm has a large and constantly in
creasing business.
The petition for the incorporation of a new
savings bank in this city is now before the ap
propriate committee of the Legislature.
The soap makers ure going to establish a
side-show in conjunction with the fat conven
tion to-morrow at Lewiston.
The new engine, Shcpluy, went through on
the road yesterday. It is a fine looking ma
chine.
The county jail in this city is a massive and
imposing structure, but most people prefer to
look at it rather than from it.
Miss Jennie Worcester of Detroit, has a
quilt containing 1120 pieces of calico, all of
different patterns.
The Y. M. C. Association of Winlhrop are
about completing a nice hall for the purposes
of the association. The rent is given free for
one year by C. M. Bailey, Esq.
Absolute safuty, security beyond the reach
of doubt or calamity, is what is demanded of
our savings institutions,—the idea of profit
couiing in us a matter of secondary impor
tance.
That must have been a sad and weary life led
by Arabella Young, for after her demise the
following lines were placed upon her tomb
stone:
Beneath this stone, a lump of clay.
Lies Arabella Young,
Who on the 21th May
Began to hold her tongue.
We judge that Dirigo Commercial College
in this city is enjoying a high degree of pros
perity. There are at present between GO and
70 students in attendance,—engaged in mas
tering the important branches there taught.
We are informed that the proprietors. Messrs.
1). M. Waittandll. S. Webster, will begin
an Evening School, next Thursday evening,
to accommodate the class of students unable to
attend in the day-time.
The subject of the creation of man was un
der consideration in a Sabbath school class.
The teacher was rather inclined to the opinion
that man did not arrive immediately at his
fnll stature, but was created by a gradual
process. This put an old lady in the back
seat, an honest seeker after truth, at once
in the realms of mystery, ami called forth
the question which set the whole class in an
uproar—" ll'Aaf, you don't 'spose that (lod
had two or three spells of making on him. do
you f"
At the annual convocation of Alpha Coun
cil of Royal and S. M. held at Hallowed yes
terday the following officers were unanimously
elected :
David Cargill, T. I. M.
J. W. Toward, R. I. M.
U. F. Warner, I. M.
A. D. Knight, Treasurer.
F. J. Day, Recorder.
D. Russell, C. of G.
O. G. Turner, * Conductor.
L. Lord, Steward.
Ira Cass, Sentinel.
On the night of the 17th the store of Manley
& Tozier in Waterville, was entered by break
ing out a window and passing tlirough a trap
door. The thieves, however, were not abun
dantly rewarded, being able to purloin only a
bottle of bitters and about $0 in money. The
next night a beehive was taken from Daniel
Shorey’s premises, probably by the same par
ty. These midnight prowlers seem to be sat
isfied with taking the bitter with the sweet.
They may yet be made to feel the sting of con
science.
A young lady belonging in this city had oc
casion a few days since to take stage convey
ance from Winthrop to Augusta. It was a
cold afternoon and the young lady had pro
vided herself with a warm footstone. She
wrapped herself in her shawl and snugly
. ensconscd herself in one corner of the coach,
placing the soapstone at her feet. At Fast
Winthrop a man (or brute) entered the coach,
and in a very gentlemanly manner compelled
the young lady to abandon her warm place in
the corner, and appropriated both seat and
soapstone to his own use. Thus the journey
was made to Augusta. A photograph of that
animal should be hung up to be abhorred by
all who believe in common decency.
A correspondent writing from the Lumber
men's camp of the Kennebec Land & Lum
ber company, at Moose River, under date of
Jan. 10th, says : "We are doing a good busi
ness lumbering this winter; have four camp
crews, consisting of lot) men, lti horses and
11 oxen. We are putting on the stream from
00 to 70 M. of pine und spruce a day. If the
winter continues favorable shall get more
lumber than ever was drove out of this stream
(Churchill stream,) into Moose River in any
one season before. We have plenty of snow
to do good business. Perhaps I should not
neglect to tell you of a generous act of our
Kennebec Land & Lumber Company’s men at
these four camps. A man living about eight
miles from our camps has been visited by the
hand of affliction this winter. Lost his wife
about ten days ago, has a family of nine chil
dren, five of them laying sick at one time, be
sides one a cripple for life. I was called in
by the father one day to see them und found
them to be very destitute, not even a crumb of
meal to make gruel for the sick. ! came to
the camp and sent them some. I then drew
up a paper and circulated it among our men
and got the generous sum of fi.r>9.55 in cash
lor their benefit. If any Lumber Co’s, men
can do any better for a stranger is distress,
then the K. L. & L. Co's men will try again."
Maine Educational Board.
Tiiihd D*t—Wkdkesiu.t.
business Session—Hoard met at o’clock.
| The question for discussion was I'nifonnity
of Text Hooke This occupied the time until
the adjournment.
Afternoon Session — Mr. 1). tv (Hidden,
Supervisor of Lincoln county, spoke upon
the subject of “County Supervision.’’ He
claimed that the State was the parent and
guardian of her children, and was in duty
bound to educate them. In ease of war she
exacts from her sons service. Before mak
ing such demand, let these sons he educated,
so that they may know the nature of the in
stitutions which they are oiled upon to de
fend. It lias been discovered that our schools
are not up to the mark of other tilings. He
referred to the great improvement that had
been made in agricultural implements and the
means of transportation, nnrl contrasted with
it the slow progress made in the common
schools. Accordingly the intermediate agency
of county supervision was established to
bridge the wide gulf between the State Super
intendent and tlie town committees. A vast
amount of apathy had been removed by this
instrumentality. The supervisors were obliged
to strike out upon untried ground, much as
did Columbus when he started out to discover
the new world. He meets with obstacles in
terrified teachers, jealousies of superintend
ing school committees, and the prejudice of
the community. These tilings are being
rapidly overcome. He has hard and earnest
work in the school room. He had in his own
county- met with a cordial reception from
sciiool committees and cooperated with them.
Much good had already accrued to the schools
by means of the county supervision. The
hoard of supervisors, with one exception, are
laboring men, and they are stirring up the peo
ple to become more and more interested.
Mr. Stetson said that one of the good offices
of the Supervisor was to pick up all the good
things and distribute them all over the coun
ty. He had learned that the people were
anxious to have their children educated in the
best manner.
Mr. J. B. Webb, County Supervisor of
Cumberland, spoke of the advantages of the
teachers' institutes. An essay was then read
by Mr. Webb on “Examination and Certifi
cating of Teachers.” He esteemed tile office
of the teacher the most important, and would
place his qualifications above all others.—
Teacher* are generally deficient in two points
—knowledge and the ability to communicate
knowledge. Heading, which lies at the very
foundation of knowledge, was taught in the
uiu iiiuiiuiuuwus wav. mi timii is tum-u
upon to pronounce words without understand
ing the ideas. In the examination of teach
ers, reading should he made prominent. Arith
metic is poorly taught. Pupils are drilled on
numbers without the idea of objects. In ex
amining teachers in arithmetic he would place
them at the blackboard und have them explain
their system of teaching. Geography is
wretchedly taught. Pupils are confined to
the questions and answers in the books, with
out teaching by objects. lie would have the
examination of the teacher in this respect
more thorough and practical. Grammar,
which should be the last branch to be learned,
is now one of the first brought before the
young mind. lie would not have grammar
studied before the pupil arrives at fifteen or
sixteen years of age. But he would have the
child trained, at the earliest age, in the cor
rect use of language. Before granting cer
tificates to teachers, he would understand
their proficiency in all these branches. The
teacher should be able to draw lessuns of in
struction from the thousand objects of nature.
He argued in favor of order and neatness in
the school room.
A paper on “Home Cooperation" was read
by G. E. Hicks, SuperviBur of Knox county.
He said that the success of the teacher w ould
depend in a great measure upon home influ
ence. No argument was needed to prove
tliis. We need an educational revival in ev
ery town, in order to reach the ear and hearts
of parents. Fifty per cent, of the children
arc in the streets. If the people understood
the great influence of home and parental
training, the present evils would soon disap
pear. The teacher should enlighten the peo
ple on these points, and gain their confidence
and cooperation. Drawing the parents into
the county and town institutes would have a
good effect.
Let the teacher constantly labor to obtain
favorable home influence; let him explain to
parents all his plans, and when they see that
he is really in earnest and interested in the
subject, they will become interested in him
and his school. His paper was confined prin
cipally to the consideration of the claims of
education upon the home circle and parental
influence.
Mr. Stetson looked upon this subjeet as
one of the utmost importance. He thought
that home cooperation could be secured by
diligent and persevering labor with the people.
Mr. Millett of Hebron, an experienced
teacher, said that he had come to this meet
ing with a prejudice against the system of
country supervision, hut concluded from what
he had heard of its practical working, that
the influence of the board had been salutary;.
Adjourned to evening.
Keening Session.—The subjeet of the even
ing's discussion was on “School Government,”
opened by A. 11. Abbott, County Supervisor
uf Franklin. He commenced by instituting a
comparison between two Ideal schools. The
teacher of one school had all the requisite
knowledge, but nature had denied to him the
gift of authority. The other teacher had in
ferior qualifications, his knowledge of books
was limited, but his countenance, voice and
gestures gave the scholars to understand that
he meant obedience on the part ol scholars.
The latter school was the most successful.
He enumerated many of the difficulties in
the way of government. Cltildren who make
the most trouble at school are the ones who
are uot controlled at home; children aru sent
to school at too early an age ; some teachers
have so little human sympathy that one would
think they did not belong to this world. Mr.
Abbott gave at length and in a very interest
ing manner his ideas on the best methods of
governing a school. He would have good
order; be would not compel the pupils to bend
continually over their desks, thus acquiring
stooping habits; would discountenance the
practice of studying audibly : would train the
eye that it might be fixed singly upon the book.
This course would obviate the necessity of
loo much governing. Borne school houses
■Uii.__ ' —
are iu such a wretched condition that it is dif
ficult for the teacher to govern the school.
He would have few rules. His golden rule
for governing was, “Nothing but study in
study hours; ami nothing but play in play
hours.” Impartiality should be avoided; the
pupils should l>c kept busy ami not a moment
should pass without having something for
them to do. In relation to corporal punishment,
he thought itwas employed in many cases when
it ought not to be, but could not be given up
entirely. Mr. Abbott's remarks were exceed
ingly interesting, and were illlustrated in an
effective manner.
The subject was farther discussed by Messrs.
Hathaway, Mayberry, Stetson, and other
members of the board, after which the meet
ing adjourned.
This afternoon, Mr. Stetson will.speak upon
drawing and writing; the school district sys
tem will be discussed by I). F. Potter of Sag
adahoc, and tiie course of study for common
schools by M. K. Muyberry of York. In the
evening, S. A. Plummer of Penobscot will
speak upon the subject of compulsory at
tendance.
The Governor yesterday made the follow
ing appointments :
Lewis Barker, Stetson, Justice of Peace
and Quorum for the State.
Androscoggin county—James 8. Gerry,
Portland, Justice of Peace and Quorum; Wm.
I), lioak, Durham, J. P. Q. ; Ransom C.
Pingree, Lewiston, J. P. Q.
Aroostook county—Robert C. Outhouse of
Uodgdon, J. P. Q.
Cumberland county—Wm. H. Motley,
Portland, J. P. Q.
Hancock county—Henry J. Milliken, Sur
ry, J. P. Q.
Kennebec county—Josepti W. Patterson,
Augusta, J. P. Q.
Knox county—Michael F. Hanley, Apple
ton, Dcdimus Justice ; Andrew Burkett, Ap
pleton, J. P. Q.; Atwood Levensaler, Thoin
aston, J. I’. Q.
Lincoln county—George Bliss. Waldoboro',
Notary Public; Geo. B. Sawyer, Wiscasset,
Dcdimus Justice.
Oxford county—P. Andrews, Paris, J. P.
Q.; Augustus J. Knight, Ruinford, Trial Jus
tice; Henry W. Roak, Mexico, Trial Justice;
Asa Charles, Frvhurg, Trial Justice; Sylvanus
B. Bean, Brownfield, Trial Justice; Setli W.
Fife, Fryeburg, J. P. Q.
Penobscot county—Win. 11. Cary, Charles
ton, Trial Justice; John F. Wilson, Bradford.
J. P. Q.; Joseph W. Humphrey, Bangor, J.
I‘. Q. : Charles Stetson, Bangor, J. P. Q.; T.
K. Johnston, Bangor, J. P. Q.; B. B. Thach
er, Bangor, J. P. Q.
Sagadahoc county—James W. Wakefield.
Bath, J. P. Q.; Edward C. Hyde, Bath, J.
0
Somerset county—Lorenzo C. Moulton,
New Portland, Coroner.
• Waldo county—Frederick S. Walls, Sears
mont, J. P. Q.; Davis Woodman, Liberty, J.
P. Q.; Benj. P. I'phaiu, Liberty, J. P. Q.;
Jonathan L. Frye, Belfast, Coroner.
Washington county—Enoch J. Noyes, East
port. Notary Public; Geo. B. Burns, Calais,
J. P. Q.; Joseph B. Foss, Danforth, Trial
Justice; Geo. A. Curran, Calais, J. P. Q.
York county—Newell Goodwin, Lebanon,
J. P.Q .; James G- Jenkins, Elliot, J. P. Q.
Five stores in Wiscasset occupied respec
tively by K. M. Brookings. Andrew Lary,
Charier Emerson. Gibbs & Kundlctt, and
James F. Tylor & Son, of Wiscasset, were
broken into early yesterday turning. The
goods were well overhauled, but money ap
peared to be the principal object of the bur
glars. The amount obtained was small. Not
more than 8!>0 in all. The stores were entered
by breaking the large glass in the frunt win
dows. The affair was a very bold one, as it
was a bright moonlight night.
Bailroad Notice.
BY order of Committed on Railroads. Ways and
Bridges, TUESDAY. THE 25th inkt., at
o’clock 1*. M., is assigned for the consideration of
act to authorize the formation and regu~
lation of Railroad Corporations
and notice is hereby given of said assignment.
This •Act" is that known as the - general railroad
law.’’
T. II. CUSHING, Chairman.
Committee Room, .Jan. 18, 1870. tl0jan*4t
Dirt.
!u Norridgewock, 14th inst.. Mr. Charles F. Board
mau, formerly of New Market, N. H., aged £4 years.
FOB SALE!
rpHE subscriber being about to change his locality
X for business, offers for sale his stock, consisting
in part of
FURNACES, STOVES,
Tluworo,
— AND —
Kitchen Furnishing Goods !
E. D. NOBCROSS,
fJ0jnnA5tf ^yGCSTA, MK.
Meonian Hall, Augusta.
^ENTERTAINMENT
UV THB
Capital tiuards of Augusta,
Friday Evening, Jan. 2!st,
The Entertainment to consist of
Vocal and Instrumental Musk!
by the Augusta Musical Association aud Orchestral
Band. To conclude with a
BOCZAXj hop.
The Tables will be supplied with
Oysters, Ice Cream, and other Refreshments.
No pains will be spared by the members of the
Company to make this*a pleasant and agreeable
entertainment.
Music for the Dance furnished by Berry’s Quad
rille Band. *
For programme of Concert, see small bills.
Admission to the Hall, 25 Cents,
to be had at l’atterson’s, Clapp & North’s, Eastern
Express Oflice, and at the door. tl7jan
IVotice.
rivilE co-partnership heretofore existing under
1 the Ann of O. C. WHITE HOUSE A CO., is this
day dissolved by mutual consent.
(>. C. WHITEHOUSE,
HAMEL WHITEHOUSE,
II. It. WHITEHOUSE.
rpHE undersigned have this ilav formed a eo-part
4- nership under the Arm of O. fc. WHITEHOUSE
A CO. All bills will be adjusted by us.
O. C. WHITEHOUSE,
Hamel whitehouse
Augusta, Jan. 17, U70. t|sjanAHw4
AUGUSTA SAVINGS BANK.
DEPOSITS MADE IN THIS DANK
On or be fare the Firet day of February, *
WILL BK PUT ON INTEREST FROM THAT DAY.
Dividends are made hrmi*annually. Depositors
have received the past year seven and a naif per
cent.
tjau5-lwA3w3 W. R. SMITH, Treasurer.
BY TELEGRAPH
— TO THE —
Daily Kennebec Journal.
I By the Western Union bine—Offices Granite Bank
Building and the State House.]
FORTY-FIRST CONGRESS.
Sknatk. A number of memorials for the
abolition of the franking privilege, were pre
sented. Several petitions were presented
and referred.
By resolution of Friday, after expiration of
the morning hour, was set apart for business
front the Committee on the District of Colum
bia, pensions, patent and private land claims.
Mr. Trumbull, from Committee on Judi
ciary, reported adversely the bill allowing
States to determine the qualifications of wit
nesses in the United States Courts, the Com
mittee believing it would be dangerous to give
the States this power.
The Virginia bill was taken up. and Mr.
Morton continued his spoech of yesterday in
favor of it.
Mr. Morton corrected a statement made by
Mr. Norton, that a military commission was
now in session in Georgia to pass upon the
qualification of members elected to the Legis
lature, by the terms of the act of Congress.
The military commission was commissioned
to pass upon the qualification of those who
were to take seats in the Legislature.
Gen. Ferry had appointed certain persons
to take the evidence and communicate to him
the result of tbeir investigations. They were
not appointed to try any one, but simply to
obtain information in order to prevent persons
not qualified to tako oatli required by Con
gress, from committing perjury.
Mr. Wilson said various memorials had
been introduced during the present discussion
which the Judiciary Committee had no oppor
tunity of considering, and that the House bill
had never been before that Committee, and
therefore moved to refer the bill to that Com
mittee.
Mr. Trumbull opposed a reference and ap
pealed to the Senate to dispose of this matter,
so as to take up other important business.
If the Senate had determined that a state
which had complied with all the conditions
should not lie admitted, let them say so di
rectly.
Mr. Sumner reiterated his arguments
against the admission of a state without the
imposition of further conditions.
After further debate Mr. Drake declared his
opposition to the admission of Virginia, while
the fifteenth amendment was still pending.
He therefore moved to postpone further con
sideration of the subject until Monday, Feb
ruary 28th.
A motion to go into executive session was
voted down.
At the suggestion of Mr. Edmunds the mo
tions of Messrs Wilson and Drake were with
drawn in order to permit a vote on the amend
ment submitted by him. The Senate then
voted on the amendment of Mr. Edmunds to
require the imposition of an oatli upon state
officers, that they are eligible under the 14tli
amendment, which was agreed to, yeas 45,
nays 10.
Mr. Nye voted nay. but afterwards changed
his vote, remarking that the Judiciary Com
mittee had changed their grounds, and lie fol
lowed their example.
On motion of Mr. Howard the Senate at 4
40 o’clock adjourned.
IIorsE. The bill transferring the Navy
Yard from Philadelphia to League Island
came up.
Mr. Randall, of Pennsylvania, in order to
obviate the objections made yesterday by Mr.
j Dawes, of Massachusetts, offered an amend
ment providing that the proceeds of all sales
shall be conveyed into the Treasury.
Mr. Waahburne, of Wisconsin, accepted
the amendment as a substitute for his own.
Messrs. Kelley and - Dickey, of Pennsyl
vania, replied to Mr. Dawes’ speech of yes
terday.
Mr. Dickey of Pennsylvania, replied to Mr.
Dawes charges of extravagance against the
administration. The estimates submitted
were merely to execute the laws of Congress.
The increase of 849,000,000 which the gentle
man spoke of yesterday, included 811.000,000
for pensions. Was the other end of the ave
nue responsmle for that? Was the Treasury
Department responsible for 80,000,000 in
crease in its estimates, caused by the expense
ot the public buildings ordered by Congress,
post offices in New York and Boston, and
other buildings all over the country ? It was
not for the administrative officers to nullify
the laws of Congress by refusing to execute
them. Congress had authorized extravagan
ces, and should take the responsibility of
them, there was a general deficiency of $4.
000,000.
The gentleman from Massachusetts, should
not have drawn the comparison he did be
tween the estimates and the last estimates of
Andrew Johnson’s administration because the
latter were applied to his successor, and be
cause the estimates of the last year'of Andrew
Johnson's administration was 8372,000,000,
and its actual expenditures were $32.5.000.000
their appropriations were usually and gen
erally created under laws passed by Con
gress, and not at the solicitation of the other
end of the avenue. They should strike at the
laws and not charge their own sins upon their
servants.
The morning hour expired at 2 o'clock, and
the bill went over until the next morning
hour.
Mr. Conkling of New York, presented a
petition of the ship-owners in New York City,
against the free trade in ships and in favor of
the removal of all taxation from the ship
building and sailing interests.
Mr. Cox of New Y'ork, offered a resolution
instructing the Committee on Agriculture, to
report as to the establishment of a national
school of Agriculture, and Mechanical Arts
appertaining to agriculture, which was
adopted.
Adjourned.
Foreign News by Cable.
Paris, Jan. 19.
Copies of certain Belgian Journals intended
for circulation in France, have been inter
cepted and seized by the French authorities.
This act coming after the declaration that
foreign journals were to lie freed from censor
ship, excites much surprise, and the Radical
journals charge the government with incon
sistency and bad faith.
The preliminary examination in the ease of
Prince Pierre Bonapart. charged with the mur
der of Victor Noir, has commenced before the
Police Court, and will probably be completed
this week.
M. Rochefort has been summoned to appear
before the court on Saturday as a witness in
the case. The High Court of Justice will
be convened in a few days to try the accused.
All, symptoms of agitation have disappeared
and tlie city is perfectly tranquil to-night.
Madrid, Jan. 19.
Serious disturbances are reported at Balto
nas. The municipal authorities were attacked
by a mob, when the troops interfered and
quelled the mob.
Prince Emique de Bourbon publicly accused
Gen. Prim of having conspired with Queen
Isabella, but his statements are not credited.
Fatal Accident.
Portland, Jan. 19.
A boy named Kdward Armstrong, ten years
old, son of Fbep Armstrong, fell under a
horse car to-day while jumping from the front
platform, and was killed, the car running over
his head.
Cleavelanii, Jan. 19.
The House of Representatives has been
discussing the loth amendment all day. The
vote w ill probably be taken to-morrow.
FROM WASHINGTON.
Examination of the Committee on
Banking - Visit to tho President
by the Delegates of the ketter
Carriers Convention-Arrival of
Prince Arthur in N. Y.—Distil
lery Riot in South Carolina.
\VASHINOTOX, Jan. I'd.
The < 'ommittee on Banking to-day exam
ined Messrs, (ions and Chapin. WhII street
brokers, as to their operations in buying and
selling gold for the cliques. Either Fisk or
Could would appear before the Committee
next Saturday.
The delegates to the Letter Carriers Con
vention called on the President to-day, they
were received in the library of the Kxecutive
Mansion and the Chairman Thus. II. Lebourne,
of Philadelphia, addressed the 1 “resident,
stating that they could not leave Washington
without paying their respects to him and in the
visit they had a two-fold object in view, that
of paying their respects to the Chief Magis
trate, and the Commander, whom many of
them had followed through hard fought fields.
They also desired in Imlialf of thirteen hun
dred carriers in the United States, to accept
the President's policy of retrenchment and
reform, as the same was not aimed at, nor did
it injure the laboring classes.
He also explained the objects of their con
vention. which was to urge an increased com
pensation to this class of government em
ployees.
The President replied wishing them suc
cess. remarking that their present salary was
insufficient, and that he was in favor of seeing
labor amply rewarded.
The various delegates then shook hands with
the President, and afterwards left for their
hall. They will adjourn sine die to-day.
The Committee on Ways and Means, have
directed its Chairman to report to-day a
resolution declaring it to be the true intent
and meaning of the acts relating to the In
come tax that all persons are liable to the
payment of their proper income tax accruing
and to accrue for, and during and up to the
end of the year 187U, and that the assessment
and collection of such tax for 1870, and that
remaining unpaid on the 1st of January 1871,
may be made in 1871.
Mr. Thornton, the British Minister, will
leave for New York to-morrow night, to meet
Prince Arthur, who is to arrive there from
Montreal on Friday morning, and leave for
Washington on Saturday morning. He will
remain for a week, during which time a series
of dinners and receptions have been arranged
for his entertainment.
The Internal Revenue Commissioner lias
received official letters conveying the recent
outrages in Spartansburv county, South Car
olina. The officers and soldiers who destroyed
some stills, were surrounded at night in a cit
izen’s house, by about one hundred men who
made hostile demonstrations but no attack,
and demanded the surrender of a man who
had liecn arrested, as also of Deputy Collector
Turner, to avoid bloodshed. The prisoner
was given up. which gratified the crowd, most
of whom soon left. Some remained, however,
and shot a sentinel and a mail going for water,
and wounded three horses. The next morn
ing tile party returned to town. A force of
fifty men is desired to bring the county to
complete subjection.
Farmers’ Convention.
Lewiston, Me., Jan. 19.
The Farmers' Convention, under the aus
pices of the Maine Hoard of Afrriculturc, met
to-day in this city. The forenoon was occu
! pied in the discussion of the organization of
Agricultural Societies. In the afternoon the
Maine Suite Agricultural Society held its an
nual meeting, and elected Hon. Seth Scam
man, of Westbrook, as l’res., S. L. Uoardman
I of Augusta. See’y, and Win. E. Norris, of
Portland, Trias. In the evening Hon. Simon
Brown, of Massachusetts, delivered a lecture
! on Farmers’ clubs.
Sioux Movement upon tho Insur
gents.
Chicago, Jan. 19.
A letter from Pembina dated Jan. 5, con
firm* the previous report of the commence
ment of the Siotix movement upon the insur
j gents. The Indians had got within a short
distance of Fort Gany, but were turned hack
hv Beilis posse. The letter states that the
English half breeds arc holding meetings to
discuss the propriety of making comniun
cause with the French half breeds.
i Both branches of the Iowa Legislature in
,I joint convention this afternoon, ratified the
election of lion. G. Wright as U. S. Senator
for the long term, and J. B. Howell, editor of
the Keokuk Gate City for the short term.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
By Telegraph to Daily Journal:
New York Money Market.
Nmv York, .Tan. 19.
Money remains easy at 5§6 per cent, on govern
ments, and (»to 7 on mixed collaterals.
The discount market was quiet at 8^10 per cent,
for prime business paper.
Foreign Exchange firm in the improved demand
at 108% to 109 for long, and 109% a 109% for tdiort
sight.
Gold dull and steady throughout the afternoon,
closing at 121 %. Carrying 7 currency and 7 and 0%
gold. Gross clearances $13,805,000.
Governments steady at the close, the decline of
the morning brought in new buyers, ami consider
able buincss was transacted. At 4.20 1*. M. the fol
lowing were the closing quotations:
United States Sixes (coupons) 1881 117%
*' “ 5-20s (coupons) 1862 115%
** “ “ “ 1861-65 115%
*• “ “ “ .Tan. and .July 114%
“ " ** 1 1867-68 114.%
“ “ 10-408 “ 112%
Pacific Sixes 109%
New Vork Stock Market.
New Yoke, .Jan. in.
The following were the 5 1*. SI. quotation*.:
Mariposa preferred, 10#
Western l nion Telegraph Company, 33
Quicksilver, ' 13#
Pacific Mail. 41%
Boston Water Power Company, 15% 916%
Adams’Express Company, tij
Wells, Fargo A Cu, 19#
American Merc hauls Union Express Co. 36%
United States Express Company, 52%
Boston, Hartford A Erie, ’ 8%<js%
N. Y. Central, 92%
N. Y. Central scrip, 87#
Harlem, 137%
Heading, 94#
Michigan Central. Us
Michigan Southern, 85
Illinois Central, 199#
Cleveland A Pittsburg,
Chicago A North Western, 72#
( hicago & North Western preferred, 86#
Chicago A Hock Island, km;%
St. Paul, 74
8t. Paul preferred, s7
Toledo A Wabash, ,V>%
Toledo A Wabash preferred, 72
Pittsburg A Fort Wayne, s7%
Chicago A Alton ' 145
Ohio, Pittsburg and Fort Wayne. 87%
Ohio A Mississippi, ' 25%
Erie 23#
Erie preferred, 99
Sub-Treasury balance $4,191,000 currency; gen
eral, $80,505,000.
New York Produce Market.
New York, .Jan. 19.
COTTON—heavy and droopidg, sales 2900 bales
mid. 25%.
FLOCK—sales 5800 bbls; state and wenteru lieavv j
and favors buyers; sii|*»rrtne to fancy state 460«j6U0*;
southern dull and drooping, sale*.380 bbls; common
to choice 540 9975.
WHEAT—spring a shade easier and rather more 1
doing, and closes lc. better with fair and middling |
demand: sales >4,0uo bu. Fo. 1 spring 120; No. 2
spring 112% a 115# ; winter red western 125<jl27.
COHN—dull and drooping, sales 20,000 bu. new
mixed western 80497c., the latter for very choice
old do 1004104. J
OATS—heavy, sales 27,000 bu state 61*62} wiM
ern 57g58; choice 60. *
BEEF—steady, sale* Huobbls. new plain mess at
lOdMl *ww extra 14<jl7.50; mens 27.50u27.75; prime
23«23.50. *
LAKH— firm, sales 500 tierces steam ltialti#; ki t
tie 17317#.
SUGAR—quiet, sale* 200 hlnU lair |o good refill
ing 10# §10%,
)
CliicHKO Produce Hdrkct.
ru>Uli—M'a.Jy at :t7T.-(IT* tot extra.
tVHKAT—atcldy at 77U*7* W-r >», after
noon (inlet at 77,V‘. cash and sellers January <se.
seller February. v
CORN— quiet at 70fj70‘ < lot No 2. in n»‘* after
noon dull at 71c* t<*r No 2.
OATS—firmer at 4<»o 40C» «*. for No. 2
RYE doll, nominal and inactive No 2 .0*
BARLEY—quiet 70f7Jf lor No. 2, regular 80aBS,
strictly fresh.
To be Let.
a 4 HOUSE with 11 good rooms, corner of
iV Winthrop and Winter streets.
Apply to
JftD. Ia7<*. fjiuH-li WM. T. JOHNSON.
D. S. NELSON,
M A ?n HPA f.'T I 'RES TO iWEASl'RE,
LADIES’ AND GENTS
FASTirOXAltT.E It DOTS & SHOES.
Impairing also neatly and promptly done.
Shop in Boot and shoe store with F. Lyford,
above Bridge street, Augusta. tjunt£tf
BATH HOTEL,
By O. M. Flununor,
bath; me.
Hoard, - - $1 per Day.
fUJim-iy
Solid Oysters,
40 ceut* per yuart.
I.i<juid Oysters,
HO cent* per Quart.
At Chadbourne & Son’s.
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CONY HOUSE,
II\ITtilt STMtKKT,
AUGUSTA, 3IAINE.
rPHIS new Hotel affords accommodations that no
I other one does in tin- city to the travelling com
munity. being located in the
CENTRE OF BUSINESS,
and very near the Depot.
The travelling public may be assured that uo
pains will be spared to meet all their wants, and
with the assistance of Mu. Ti hnku, late of the
Augusta House, we hope to merit a share of the
public patronage.
Connected with this House is a
First Class Livery Stable!
Li. A. A II. COM, P roprietors.
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Brewster’s Hotel,
SKOWHECAN, ME.
large and commodious Hotel i.- situated at
X the head of the Falls on the Kennebec river, m
tilt* enterprising village of skowhegan, the terminus
of the Portland »t Kennebec It. It.
This is one of the best arranged Hotels for family
borders there is in the state, and a better place for
summer resort, cannot be found in Maine. The
best of water, beautiful drives on the banks of the
river, fishing and sailing ponds in the vicinity, trout
brooks, where you can catch an abundance of the
spotted brook trout any day iu the year.
Prices for permanent or transient boarding are
very low, so our customers can afford to come often
and stay a good bile.
We afso have a large airy stable to hoard horses
for the guests that wish to bring their teams with
them. Also one of the best ball-mile trotting parks
in the State, is connected with the House, tree for
the guests to train their horses or drive for pleasure,
tlijan-ti 8. B BREWSTER, Proprietor.
Prime Solid Oysters!
Fresh from the shell, 50 Ct«. per quart.
Liquid Oysters!
40 Cents per quart.
BELFAST CLAMS received Ball),
25 Cents per quart.
— AT —
Cxisliiiig cfc Holmes',
lw.itf Successors to 11. I,. ( ( SUING. fjOjan
Wanted.
Good Coat Maker-. Ladies that have Machines
preferred. Apply at
tlfr. IiVMiltubMi ff'ii Store,
Wufer Street, Augusta, Maine.
Cash Paid as Soon as Work is Re
turned.
tjanO-lw* A. BLOOM.
Fire BiciDes and Chemicals!!
Brushes, Combs, Soaps and Perfumery;
CHOICE TOILET A\l» FANCY ARTICLES:
Physicians' & Apothecaries’ Goods,
Pure Sperm, Lard, Kerosene and Yeatsfoot Oils.
diaries k. Partridge,
DRUGGIST AND APOTHECARY,
Water Street, corner Market Square,
(UNI)ER GRANITE HALL,)
Has on hand a Large Selected Stock
kept fresh by constant additions,
AND SELLS AT
The Lowest Market It ale* !
FOR GENUINE AND RELIABLE GOODS.
Partridge's Drug Store, Mater Street, turner Market Square.
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Brushes! Brushes!
nAIU, CLOTH, DUST, SHOE and Move Brush
es, a full assortment for salt* low bv
BALLARD A CHASE,
May 20, IStjS). 6 Union Block.
FOWLER, HAMLEN & SMITH,
DKALKUS IN
FOKKKiV A DOMESTIC
DRY G OODS,
AND MAN L PACT l' UK US OF
Ladies’ & Misses’ Cloaks,;
OPERA CAPES,
147 Water Street,
AUGUSTA, IMiE.
I,. 15. KOW5.EU,
EKED HAMLEN,
tltfjan-tf 55. E. SMITH.
State of Maine Bonds, 1889.
AXT E arc prepared to negotiate with parties for
1 f selling these bonds at a
Small Comxulfiislouy
or will pay the
Highest Market Bates
tbr siuue at their B ANKING OFFICE in
Freeman's Bunk liiiiltling.
B. K. IMTTEK & BKOTBEB.
Augusta, Jau. 17,187o. flajan-lw
BOS W ORTH
H AS .irsT RECEIVED THE
Largest and Best Stock
Fall and Winter Goods,
EVER on EKED in this city.
He will sell these goods by the yard,
or make them into Garments. With
C. F. ArF.lt and J. It. Mi:gistv as
cutters, he thinks that he can please
the most fastidious. Also, constantly
on hand, a Large Stock of
READY-MADE CLOTHING,
And H IINISIIING GOODS,
WHICH WILL BE SOLD CHEAP* FOR CASH.
No. 158 Water Street.
Augusta, Sept. 21, 1(60.
LAST SENSATION!
Great Closing Sale
-OF
Ladies' Furs and Robes,
-at
Wheeler’s, ~ Oardluer.
I NOW offer my entire stock of LADIES’ FURS
and ROBES at less than cost to manufacture.
Parties who wish to buy within the next two
years, and who wish to save money should not fail
to improve this
GREAT CLOSING SALE!
for I am going to SELL regardless of cost.
Remember the Place:
Opposite the Post Office,
GARDENER, ME.
M. L. WHEELER,
ljan702nidAw Successor to Hathaway A Wheeler.
Books for Sale!
North's History of Augusta, in press,
PARSONS9
vVear War* mm
Laws of Business!
daMIsgragkg mf
John 11. Gough,
And our
3>Jow w eat!
By Samuel Bowles.
All orders left at David Cargill's office, or at No.
18 Sewall Street, will receive prompt attention,
tlijan tf H. B. LOVEJOY, Agent.
Co-Partnership.
WIIK undersigned have this day formed a co
X partnership under the name of CUSHING A
HOLMES, at the old stand of H. L. Cushing, who
thanks his customers for their generous patronage,
and will be pleased to furnish them as well as new
ones with all kinds of fresh Fish in their season;
also a good assortment of Salt and Shell Fish.
H. L. CUSHING,
1\ H. HOLMES.
I*. S. All orders promptly delivered to any part
of the city.tTjan-lw»
Cough Candy !
\\ ' I VIUMII IU. S COUGH C ANDY cures
IT COUGHS, COLDS, WHOOPING COUGH ami
all Throat troubles.
2 Doors south of Granite Block, Market Sq.
MUSICAL, INSTRUMENTS,
Fancy Goods, Co., sold by
Janl-lyt W. WENDENBURG.
Boarders Wanted.
A FEW gentlemen can be accommodated with
good hoard at Mrs. Sager’s, Wlnthrop Street,
iiallowell. It is but fifteen minutes walk from the
j State House and near the depot. f7janiw*
MISS M. A. LIBBY & CO.,
I EE PS constantly on hand a large stock of
MILLINERY.
The best lot of GERMAN WORSTEDS in the city.
Also, Worsted Goods, Hoods, Nubias, Breakfast
Shawls, Hosiery, Gloves, Ac.
M. 'A. LIBBY A CO.,
94 Water Street, Gardiner, Maine.
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HENRY BAILEY, Photographer,
8 Doora south of Post Office, Augusta* Me.
Melainotype Pictures of all sizes made at oppo
sition prices. Particular attention paid to copying.
t!)an<0>3m
Edward Rowse,
124 WATER STREET
| ^ DEALER IN
i© Watches, Jewelry,
AND SILVER WARE !
Agent for the
Walt ham Watch Conip’y.
And LAZARUS A MORRIS’
Perfected Spectacles.
Special attention paid to the repairing ot all
kinds of
FINE WATCHES.
Chconometer Balances
applied ami accurately adjusted to temperature
position ami isochronisiu.
TIME TAKEN BY TRANSIT.
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Hotel Notice.
RM1E Gardiner Hotel having been thor
X oughly repaired, and entirely new fur
ni.-hed, will be opened Wednesday, Dec.
15th. OLIVER C. ROLLINS.
Gardiner, Dec. 13, lsc^j. tljan70-tf
FURS AT COST !
I A DIES* Furs and Sleigh Robe, are selling at
j CGST at
S. Hathaway’s Ilat, Cap aud Pur Store,
No. US Water St., Gardiner, Me., opposite J. S.
Lombard’* Jewelry Store. (ljau70-4w
BIXBY’S BUCKING 4 BUKINS,
The beat in the market, for sale at wholesale or re
tail by
TITCOMB * DORK.
Wholesale and Retail Druifpi-tH,
l'itf West End kennrber Bridge.
MOSES W. FARE,
General Insurance Ag’t,
LIFE PHD FIRE.
Capital Represented over 50 Mm.
OFFICE, NO. 1 DABBY BLOCK,
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GARDNER A WATSON,
Custom Tailors,
ASD DKALERS IN
Cloths, bents’ Fnrnishius boods,
Fapcr Collar*,
Gloves, Neck Ties, Ac.
opposite Post Office, MAIN STKKfcT,
WATERVILLE, ME.
Agents for SINGER'S SEWING MACHINE.
U. F. Gauunku. flSjan-tf H. B. Watho.v.
Iron ! Iron ! Iron !
77 i | TONS ..id iron wauled in e»el.»nge lor trim-1*
i OU bv BALLARD A 4 MASK.
| No. « Union 11 lock, Watkk STKMff.
Augusta, May 30,1800.

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