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Yesterday another “coldest day of the sea son” was added to the list. Tenney of the Brunswick Telegraph has seen a woman who jumped at a conclusion. The spring term of Colby University will open on Wednesday, Feb. 9th. Some of our Sabbath schools have adopted uniform lesson papers which they find very interesting. It is a beautiful sight on the Sabbath to see whole families wending their way to the sanc tuary. There is increased religious interest in Brooklin and Sedgwick. The subject of Mr. Moor's sermon in the Universalist church to-morrow evening is “X.abor and Happiness.” The Madawa-ka contested election case comes up again to-day, an l is causing consid erable interest. The Calais Advertiser is soon to be enlarged and improved and will pas- under the editorial management of Rev. 11. A. Philbrook. The new union meeting house at North Paris will he dedicated the 9th inst. Rev. R. J. Langridge ot Mechanic Falls, will preach the sermon. The hearing before the Temperance Com mittee appointed for last evening, was post poned on account of the soiree at Granite Hall. See notice in the committee column. The Indian Representatives, Joseph M. Socalexis and Louis Bcneveit, from the Pen obscot and Passnmaquoddy tribes respectively, have returned to their constituencies. Professor Fernahl of the Agricultural Col lege informs the Bangor Whig that the mean temperature of January w as 22,25 degrees, about five degrees higher than January, 18G9. The amount of snow was 2G inches. The number of vessels built in the Belfast District in 18C9 was 15; aggregate tonnage 10,115.29; invoice value of imports, 815,591.00 value of exports, 830.948.00; duties collec ted on imports (gold) 819.92G.0G; tonnage and hospital duties (currency) 8G.824.21. Appearances indicate that the masquerade bail at Coburn Ilall in Skowhegan on Wed nesday evening next, will be a grand affair. Seats are being taken up rapidly. The pro ceeds of the ball are to be appropriated to the purchase of book# for the Skowhegan library. At the deep cut on the Knox and Lincoln Railroad, in Warren, near Mr. Wade's on Saturday last, the bank broke down injuring two men. one slightly, and the other suffered dislocation of the hip and some bruises about the body. They were eared for by Dr. B. F. Buxton. Fire was discovered in C. G. Carleton’s Photographic rooms over the Western 1'nion Telegraph office in Waterville, yesterday morning about 9 o’clock. The fire was extin guished by the prompt action of citizens with out the aid of the fire department, which was, however, promptly on hand. Damage slight. Thursday morning, about 10 o'clock, while men were at work boarding the new ice house of X. 0. Mitchell & Co., in Dresden, the staging gave way and three of them fell to the ground> a distance of twenty feet. One of them, John Meader of Gardiner, who fell under the staging, was severely injured in the back nnd head, lie was taken to Gardiner and will probably recover. The spring term of the Somerset Academy, Athens, is to begin Feb. 21st, under the in struction of the following teachers: A. J. Collins, of Hates College, Principal; 0. W. Collins, Assistant; Miss Frank Small teacher of Music, Painting and Drawing. Board can be had in good families at front §2.50 to $3,00 per week. The officers of Phenix Lodge of Free nnd Accepted Masons, Belfast, are as follows : A. B. Mathews, W. M.; C. W, Haney, J. W.; W. II. Fogler, Sec'y.; E. S. Carter, J. D.; M. W. Kicli, J. S.; A. V. Snwtelle, Tyler; Geo. E. Wight, S. W.; Wm. O. Poor, Tress. F. A. Follett, S. D.; II. O. Bussell, S. S.; A. D. Chase, Marshal. The officers of King Solomon’s Council, Belfast, for the ensuing year are : A. B. Math ews. T. I. M.; Wm. H. Fogler, II. I. T.; 11. F. Kilgore, I. M.; Timothy Chase. Treas.; Geo. P. Field, Kec’d’r.; H. J. Locke, M. of Cer.; A. D. French, Capt. of Gua.; C. M. Littlefield, Con. of Con.; John Condon, Stew.; A. V. Snwtelle, Sen. Three of our city clergymen of different denominations live on one street, and six of our settled ministers live within a radius of one-fourth of a mile.—Kennebec Journal. Is a private watchman retained on the street where the three live, and do the six keep on revolving in a circle?—Ii runs wick Telegraph. We ought to have added to the above quoted item, that the particular locality referred to is peacetul and quiet, perhaps a type of what heaven will he, when all the ministers get there. Dr. Farrar, whose professional card ap pears in our columns bus arrived and has opened for practice at his rooms, 18 State street, first house south of the Augusta House. His office hours are from 9 to 12 A. M., nnd from 2 to 5 P. M., and from 7 to 9 P. M., for gentlemen. Bend the fol lowing letter from the well known Dr. Banning: To the Editor of the Public Press: Gentlemen :—I ask permission to intro duce to your courtesies, J. Farrar, M. 1)., whom I have for years known, as a very able and successful special practitioner in ehitlnic maladies. As such, he has my confidence and also that of quite a number of distinguished members of our profession who nre most chary in such matters. Any favor shown him w ill be appreciated by Your obedient servant, etc., E. P. Banning, M. D., New York. Dr. Farrar comes to this city with tlie best recommendations. He is a regularly educa ted physician, and is not to be classed with irresponsible itinerants who make loud public boasts of their success. He has accomplished manv radical cures of asthma, catarrh and diseases of the throat. The doctor has many warm recommendations from parties who have been under his treatment, and also from well known physicians. Vlnlt or (hr Naval Oftlcrrs lo Augusta. The great event of yesterday, was the visit to our city of several of the officers of the British and American fleets, now lying in Portland harbor. As is known, they came here as the guests of his Excellency, Gov. Chamberlain, in acceptance of an invitation extended them a few days since. The guests started from Portland by the regular after noon train, in two magnificent monitor cars which had been kindly provided by the rail road company. The rear car contained Capt. Commerell, I.ieut. Aurundell and Childers of the Mon arch, and Her Majesty’s Consul at Portland, Henry John Murray. The officers of the American fleet were in the next car: Capt. Shufcldt, Lieut. Commander Wise, Ensign Ingersoll and Webster, and Paymaster Wood hall, of the Miantonomah; Capt. Kansom, Lieut. Koss, Ensign Derby and Fitzpatrick, of the Terror. There was but one officer of the Plymouth, whose name we failed to ob tain. The guests were under the care of Thomas E. Twitchell, Esq., of the House committee of arrangements. The whole ride from Portland to Augusta was one of unal loyed pleasure. At most of the stations a large crowd was gathered, eager to catch a glimpse of the party. At Brunswick was a large gathering of the people ; but there was no detention of the train, and very little time for sight-seeing. Here the party was joined by Gov. Chamberlain and Mr. Kogers of the Executive Council. The former immediately sought the presence of the English officers, bv whom he was at once recognized, and en tered mto an agreeable conversation. Capt. Commerell expressed quite freely his delight v ith the country through which he had passed. One of the American officers, a native of Michigan, said that the Kennebec valley re minded him more of the West than any other part of the country which he had visited. At Brunswick a delegation of fourteen from Bath, awaited the arrival of the train, among the number, Mr. Whitman of the Bath Times, and lady, Mr. Houghton and Mr. Bailey. The former was introduced to the officers, and cordially welcomed them to the Kennebec, assuring them that liberal hospitality awaited them at the Capital. Col. Bailey entered in to a pleasant and profitable conversation with one of the officers, who was conversant with the subject, in regard to the ship-building in terest. At Gardiner there was another large gathering of people, anxious to get a peep at the party. Previous to the arrival of the train at the depot ill this city, a large crowd bad gathered at the depot, both the gentlemen’s and ladies’ rooms being crowded witli ladies, all eager to get a good sight of tile representatives of the navies of the two great nations. On alight ing from the ears, the crowd gave way and the officers and Governor Chamberlain took seats in two double sleighs that had been pro vided and at once repaired to the Augusta House, when they sat down to a sumptuous repast. The dinner was a private one and was passed without any speeelimaking or toasts. Tlie hill of fare savors strongly of a table laden with luxuries "fit for a king,” or even the officers of a queen or an American President. un entering uramte mill in the evening the first thing that attracted attention was the quite elaborate and tasty decoration, under the supervision of Mr. J. H. Cochrane. The front of the stage was tastefully and artisti cally hung with the flags of both nations, on ' the right of the stage a large American flag and on the left a British banner, in the centre ! of which an English flag was suspended in the forn^of a shield. At the corners of the hall on each side of the stage depended the flags of the two nations,the stars and stripes blendinggrace fully with the proud ensign of England, and the south end of the galleries were similarly decorated. The American flag hung from each corner of the hall. Red and blue bunt ing was twined and caught up from several parts of the ceiling overhead, running from one end of the hall to the other. White streamers ran from the centre of the ceiling to each comer of the hall. The front of the galleries were trimmed with red. white and blue festoons. The dressing rooms were provided under the hall—the Aldermen's room for ladies and the Common Council room for gentlemen, while two or three other apartments were called into requisition. Nearly a thousand invitations had been is sued, and about 8 o’clock the company filed into the hall presenting a magnificent appear ance, the splendid dresses of the ladies show ing to good advantage in the brilliant gas light and attracting, with the grace and beauty of the ladies themselves, the undivided attention of the spectators in the gallery. After entering the hall the ladies and gentlemen engaged in a general promenade led by the inspiring music of Chandler's Portland Band, which had previously performed some of their best pic ces. All parts of the State were represented in the gay throng, grave and dig nified senators and representatives acting as gallants to the beautiful daughters of the Kennebec valley, who were decked in their richest attire. The stoical representative of the Indian tribes took an elevated position in the gallery, and looked with wonder and as tonishment upon the magnificent scene before him. Our city clergymen left the close air of their studies and joined with the gay and festive throng. Indeed a like scene of mag nificence und beauty has not been witnessed at the capital for many years. About 9 o’clock Gov. Chamberlain and the British and American officers, accompanied by several officers of the army frlio won glory and honor in the late war, came into the hall, the band playing ‘'God save the Queen.” Gov. Chamberlain was in citizens dress, wear ing the badge of the fifth corps. The naval officers were in full uniform. Tnking a posi tion in the northeast corner of the hall, the ladies and gentlemen had an opportunity of being presented by Gov. Chamberlain to Capt. Commerell and the other officers. The pre sentation lasted for about un hour, at the close of which the guests mixed freely with the company, and during the promenades seemed to be engaged in pleasant conversa tion. We will not attempt to particularize in regard to the rich dresses of the ladies, and will not run the great risk of unintentionally injuring the feelings of some present by trenching upon dangerous ground. Where there was so much richness and taste in dress combined, comparisons would be out of place. Dancing commenced about ten o’clock. The floor of the large hall was completely covered, and from the time the music first called the large company to their positions there was hut slight intermission or cessation until the hour of three o'clock this morning. The dis tinguished guests participated to the fullest extent in the enjoyment of the evening and the delightful measures of the dance. It was indeed a brilliant spectacle und a season of rare enjoyment long to he remembered, not only by those to *hom it was a fitting compli ment, hut by the hundreds who came to do them honor. During the evening refresh ments were furnished to the large company in a liberal and open-handed manner. Very little time has been allowed for mak ing arrangements for the reception and soiree It was not known until Thursday that the city was to be honored with the presence of the distinguished guests, and consequently all the details of the reception had to be carried out without any too much time to perfect them. Notwithstanding this, the committee have performed their labors admirably and I successfully, as the expressed satisfaction of all in attendance upon the soiree amply attest. A large portion of the work of the committee has devolved upon Col. Osgood, who has de voted his entire time since the invitation was extended to perfect all the arrangements, i We have no doubt that both ICnglish and American officers will leave Augusta with a good opinion of her people and their resources for an evening's enjoyment. This forenoon the guests of the Governor will visit the State Mouse and other places of interest, leaving in the eleven o'clock train for Portland. Don’t Dye, but HO* a bottle or two of that incom parable nrtiele known na Nature's Hair Restor ative. It makes tbs bead feel so good. Sold ev erywhere. See advertisement. fWjan-dJtwt* fHarrirt. In Brunswick. 30th ult., Capt. James M. Blaisdell to Mibb Nettie N. Steven a, both of Brunswick: 1st in*!.. Charles D. Thyng of New Hampton, N. II .. to Miss Caroline It. Bo’wker of Brunswick. In East Corinth, 30th ult . II. A. Whittier to Mrs. Elizabeth B. Russell, both of Dexter. in Dexter, Frank N. Kstv to Miss Viola N. Atkins, both ol Waterville; Chas. G. Wing to Miss Jane Z. Jose, both of Dexter. In Garland, John G. Flanders to Miss Emelinc Bell, both of Dexter. Dirt. • In San Francisco, ltth Inst., Julia E . widow of AraosO. Hunt, and only daughter of William H. Hogan, a native of Bath, .Me . aged 35 years 4 nios. In Dexter, Mr. George Kendall, aged’eo years. HAS ARRIVED! 3Dr. Farrar 18 STATE STREET, First House Mouth of the Augusta House, Augusta, Me. Late Resident Physician and Surgeon of Hartford, Ct., and for seveu years a general practitioner in the cities of New York and Brooklyn, has opened for practice in Augusta, at his officerooms. is? State street, l*t house south of the Augusta House, where he may be consulted for a month prior to his visit to Bangor and his return to Hartford, Conn. DR. FARRAR has for many rears given exclu sive attention to CHRONIC or longstanding dis ease. No physician has had greater success in the treatment of diseases peculiar to women. A CARD TO THE LADIES. HaRT]TOBI>, Ct., Feb. 1, 18T0. \ Having for nearly two years been an assistant to I)r. Farrar of Hartford, m the treatment of “dis eases peculiar to women.” I have had opportunities of judging, and can testify to the Doctor’s delicate maimer of conducting hi* examinations and opera tions. The poor, as well as those of rank and for tune. were always treated with evident sincerity and honesty of purpose. A more kind, careful anil judicious medical adviser, I never knew. Mils. K. CHANDLER WHEELER. By permission the Doctor refers to many ol the leading phvsirian* in the country, and to scores of the most prominent citizens of 'Hartford. New York, New Haven and vicinity N. TV Mrs Dr Farrar is alway* in attend* : ance dumg office hours for Ladies. Hr Office hours from 0 to 12 M . 2 to 5 P. M . and for gentlemen from 7 to 9 P. M. Hr He makes no charge for consultation, tafeb&w 7-lin BOSWORTH WILL SELL FOR THE NEXT THREE WEEKS, FROM HIS Fall and Winter Goods, AT COST, to reduce Stock preparatory to moving into the new store which has Wen prepared for him. OVERCOATS, HEAVY SACKS, PANTS & VESTS, Better and Cheaper than ever offered in this city before FOR C'AS11 ONLY. REMEMBER THE PLACE: No. 158 Water Street, Augusta, N1 nine. R. T. Bosworth. t»feli*w7-tf Portland and Kennebee R. R. Co. WHE ANNUAL MEETING ot the Stockholder* .1 of the Portland and Kennebec Railroad Com* pany will be held in the Directors’ Rooms at the Portland Depot On Monday, February 14, at half past two o’clock, r. M., for the following pur poses, viz.: 1st—To choose a Chairman and Secretary. 2d—To hear the Reports of the Directors and Treasurer of said company, and act thereon. 3d—To choose a Board of Directors for the ensu ing year 4th—To transact such other business as may prop erly be acted on. J. S. CUSHING, Secretary. Augusta, Feb. 2, 1870. WANTED i—-Agents, Ladies or Gentlemen, t? sell the “LIFE OF GEORGE PEABODY.” Canvassers will find this the most saleable book ever published in this country. The price is suited to the times. Now is vour opportunity to make monev. JOHN IIANKEUSON, 2 Elm Street, Port land, ‘Me. t24 j un -2 w &9w5 LAST SENSATION! Great Closing Sale -OF Ladies’ Furs and Robes, -at Wheolor’8,-- Gardinor, T NOW offer my entire stock of LADIES* FURS .1 and ROBES at less than cost to manufacture. Parties who wish to buy within the next two years, and w ho wish to save raouey should not fail to Improve Lhis GREAT CLOSING SALE! for 1 am going to SELL regardless of cost. Remember the Place: Opposite the Post Office, GARDINER. ME. M. L. WHEELER, lj*n702n»dAw Successor to Hathaway A Wheeler. BY TELEGRAPH —■ TO Tilt — Daily Kennebec Journal. [By th« Western Union Line—Offices Granite Bank Building and the State House.] FORTY-FIRST CONGRESS. Washington, D. C., Feb. 4. Senate. On motion of Mr. Carpenter, the resolution calling upon the President for in formation relating to affairs in Georgia, was taken from the table and agreed to. Mr. Howe presented a memorial for the in corporation of Washington City Tobacco Manufacturing Association. An operative association designed to give employment to six hundred colored people. The Senate then proceeded to consider hills of a private character pertaining to the Dis trict of Columbia". Mr. Wilson, from the Committee on Mili tary Affairs, reported a joint resolution to au thorize the Secretary of War to provide for taking meteorological observations in the interior, and for observations in the-States and territories on the northern lakes, so as to give warning of an approaching storm. The bill relieving the legal and political disabilities underthe 14th amendment of the constitution of a large number of persons in various States, was taken up. Mr. Robertson offered various amendments inserting additional names. Mr. Edmunds said he had been informed by the House that among the names to be added was one from Tennessee, against whom ten indictments were now pending. Pending the consideration of the bill, the Senate adjourned until Monday. House. Mr. Cunningham, from the Com mittee on the Judiciary, reported a bill to permit Francis E. Sholer, the member elect from North Carolina, to take the oath pre scribed for persons relieved from disabilities, instead of the test oath. Alter discussion the bill, being advocated by Mr. Bingham, and opposed by Mr. Paine, was laid on the table—¥9 to 78. Petitions for the abolition of the franking privilege were presented, and tor a specific duty of at least twenty five cents a pound on foreign books, Mr. Lawrence of Ohio, introduced a bill to provide a mode for paying pensions. Refer red. The bill provides that the Secretary of the Interior shall select in every county of the United States either a national bank, a post master, an assessor, or collector of internal revenue, or other existing officer, to prepare all pension papers for paying pensions free of cost to pensioners. The Commissioner of Pensions shall certify to each officer a list of pensioners in his county, and transmit a cheek on the nearest assistant treasurer payable to the order of each pensioner, to be delivered to pensioners who shall be paid as now. The sum of $100,000 shall be paid annually to officers for their services in equitable propor tion instead of $250.(MX) paid in commissions now. The quarterly payments it is claimed will save the pensioners several millions now paid for money loaned on the pledge of pen sion certificates, and save them $1,400,000 annually paid to agents for collecting pensions, and $307,500 paid for notary's fees and for preparing pension papers. The House then went into Committee of the Whole and took up the bill for the temporary relief of the poor of the District of Columbia. On motion of Mr. Benjamin of Mo., the committee rose and reported a recommenda tion that the Committee be discharged from its further consideration, and that it be refer red to the Committee for the District of Col umbia. with instructions to report a bill re quiring the proper authorities of the District to levy a tax sufficient to support its poor. Mr. Farnsworth of 111., classed it as an outrage to require the people of the District to support all the poor who came flocking into the District from Maryland and Virginia. Mr. Kelley of l’enn., said that he never knew a vote to be given in the House so un generous. unjust and inhuman as that just given. Air. Twitchell ol Alass., made ail appeal to the House in favor of the starving poor of the District. The question was then taken in the House on the recommendation of the committee, and the House refused to adopt it. The amendment offered by Mr. I.ogan the other day. instructing the Secretary of War to issue rations to the poor, was adopted—90 to fS. The bill was then passed—110 to 56. After the introduction and reference of several bills, not of general interest, the House at 3 o'clock adjourned, the session to morrow to be for general debate only. FROM WASHINGTON. Washington, Feb. 4. t (ffieial information was received here to day showing that the policy of the North German Confederation is in accord with that of the United States, and that Count Bismarck equally with our government, is opposed to all that would weaken and degrade the cen tral government of China, by the application of force at the ports at the discretion of those who commanded it. without reference to Pekin or the home government. F. A. Abbott, connected with the Press of New York and other cities, was summoned this afternoon to appear before the Banking Committee and give his evidence on the gold panic. Speaker Blaine’s Reception. Washington, D. C., Feb. 4. At the regular weekly reception this even ing. given by Speaker Blaine, the parlors were crowded with a large and brilliant as semblage, comprising nearly all the promi nent officials, and members of the House and Senate. NEW YORK ITEMS. New York, Feb. 4. A libel was filed this morning in the United States District Court, against the steamboat Narraganset, lor having run into the sound steamboat Providence on the 24th of April last. Six thousand dollars are claimed for damages and repairs. The value of the use of the Providence is given by the libellant at 81000 a day. A motion was made by the prosecution in the Court of General Sessions, to remove the trial of Daniel McFarland for the murder of A. D. Richardson, to the Court of Oyer and Terminier, on the ground that the case would occupy to much time in the former court. The question was strongly approved by the defence as prejudicial to the intetests of the prisoner. The decision was renewed. The American Fire Proof Warehouse Com pany, having discovered that some stolen bonds of the company were in the possession of l’inchey & Brothers, having summoned the latter before the police court for examination, they refusing to give any account of how they became possessed of the bonds. Gen. Sheridan has arrived here from Chi cago. The Frio Railway refuses to pay 8(10.000 for the right of way on the Patterson & New ark Railroad, and the running of trains is suspended for the present. A private banquet was given this evening at the residence of Hon. E. W. Houghton, in honor of Prince Arthur. Covers were laid for 20 guests. After the banquet Mrs. Houghton held a levee, during which about 200 ladies and gentlemen were introduced to the Prince. The Tost says the statement in the morning papers that new frauds hail been discovered at the Custom House, and the Deputy Col lector and Appraiser, were implicated in the conspiracy to defraud the customs by certify ing to silk as cotton, is pronounced utterly without foundation. No such frauds have been discovered, and no such investigation is going on as reported. Hrososr, N. Y„ Feb. 4. The Jury of Inquest held on the bodies of three men who were killed by an accident on the Boston & Albany Railroad, at Chatant yesterday, say in their verdict that the Boston & Albany Railroad Corporation are to blame in not providing a sufficient number of brake men to manage a heavy loaded train of 18 cars, and that John Lasty, a brakeman on the rear car of the detached train, was not at his post of duty at the time of the collision, and that John Lasty, by his criminal neglect of duty, did contribute to the collision, and said that Chas. H. Spring. Miles Phillips and Henry Lipperly, died of injuries received by them at the said collision through the care lessness and neglect of said John Lasty. Discovery of Gold in Illinois. Tf.rre Haute, Ind., Feb. 4. The most intease excitement prevails in Clark County, 111., in consequence of the dis covery of gold on Big Creek about 20 miles from this city*. A lately* returned Californian n miner of 18 years experience, has been for some days prospecting in the ravines along the creek, and in every handful of earth he lias found gold in paying quantities. The people of that section are wild with the gold mania, and are leaving all other business to search for the precious metal. Gas Explosion. Lowell, Mass., Feb. 4. Ttiis evening about eight o’clock there was an explosion of gas. used in Blnek’s Stereop tieon at the festival of the John Street Con gregation Society, seriously injuring Warren S. Foot, the organist, Simon Towle, a photo : grapher. and several others. Many were j made deaf by the concussion. A window was blown out, the organ injured, and other dam ages amounting to S1500. There was a gen eral panic. A Collcssal Piece of Swindling, if True. Buffalo, Feb. 4. Great excitement was occasioned this after noon all over the city, at the the direct state ment made in the Commercial Advertiser, a leading republican paper, to the effect that the Hon. 1). S. Bennett, had obtained eighty or ninety thousand dollars from banks on reports from the Elevating Association for grain stored in his elevator, belonging to said As sociation, and then privjSeTv selling and moving said grain from the building. The Commercial also charges Mr. Bennett with paying insurance on sueli grain for months, when there was no such grain there. Ti:e Commercial also says that the discovery of these transactions caused Mr. Bennett's speedy return from Washington, to settle with the Association and Banks. The Com mercial styles the act as a villianous transac tion, and a collossal piece of swindling, and it willing to substantiate its charge if dis puted. Miscellaneous Items. San Francisco, Feb. 4. The merchants and ship owners held a meeting last night and resolved to resist the collection of harbor dues, which they consider unconstitutional. A test case will be made. Montreal. Ca., Feb. 4. Bishop Tache of lied liiver, arrived in this city this evening from Iiome via Portland. ; He will leave immediately for the northwest for the purpose of arranging matters. Loweli., Feb. 4. There was a meeting to-night at the Vox lVpuli office of the sons of Maine, residents of Lowell, to arrange for the anniversary of the admission of Maine to the I'nion, which occurs on March 15th. Foreign News by Cable. London, Feb. 4. A deputation of the leading savants of Eng land, among them Messrs. Grove, Huxley, Hooker, Galton and Delafnh, waited on the Ministers to-day and asked for the endowment of scientific schools by the .State. Despatches received to-day from India by overland line, confirm tlie previous announce ment of tho arrival of the steamship Great Eastern at Bombay. She will soon com mence the work of laying a cable to the mouth of the lied Sea. Madrid, Feb. 4. Col Laliue has come to this city to challenge Senor Figueror. Liverpool, Feb. 4. Material reductions in the rates of dockage are propsed in the Burkcnhead docks. Xasiiville, Tenn., Feb. 4. George Tresewcter, his wife and two chil dren, while floating down the river on Wed nesday night, on a raft, were upset during a gale and all were drowned except one child. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. By Telegraph to Daily Journal: New York Money Market. New York, Feb. 4. Evening. Money easy at 5 to 0 per cent . with exceptions at 4 per cent, to government dealers. Foreign exchange was somewhat irregular, clos ing at loll for long; und 109V for short sight. Cold dull, closing at 12UV Carrying rates 5, 0 and 7V. dross clearances arc *«,3ou,0o0. Governments closed Arm at the following 4.20 I*. M. quotations: United States sixes (coupons) 1SS1 118.V •' " 5-20s (coupons) 1862 115 “ <« •* ,f 1804-C5 114/4 “ •• “ “ dan. and July 113.V « “ •< “ 1807-68 114 “ “ 10-408 “ 112 V Pacific Sixes 111‘a New York Produce Market. New York, Feb. 4. COTTON—favors buyers; sales 950 bales; mid uplands 25 V. FLOUR—sales 0900 bbls; state and western dull and favors buyers; superfine to fancy statetougjifti; superfine to choice western SOOgtilu; southern dull and drooping; sulcs 4ouo bbls; commuu to choice 550 ft 975. WHEAT—No. 2 spring 117a 120; winter red west ern liVfl 120 V. CORN—without decided change. OATS—irregular and unsettled, state 598U0; western 53 v ft o I BEEF—steady and unchanged. PORK—new mess pork 27 253-2U 50; prime 22 503 23 00. LARD—steam 15V altSV ;kettle 17-817 V SUUAR— fair to good refilling ttlsglo.V'. New York Stock Market. Now York, At 5 PaM. tho market closed at the quotations: Boston, Hartford A Erie, N Y. Central, N. Y. Central scrip, Harlem, Harlem preferred, Reading, Michigan Central, I.ake shore A Michigan Southern Cleveland A Pittsburg, Chicago A North Western, Chicago A North Western preferred, Chicago A Rock Island, Milwaukee A St. Paul, Toledo A Wabash, Toledo A Wabash preferred, Pittsburg A Fort Wayne, Chicago A Alton, Chicago A Alton ['referred, Ohio ft Mississippi, Erie, Erie preferred. The Kub-Treamrv Ivalauoc is as follows ♦5.341,000; general.' #*:C:fV> oon. Feb. 4 following 97V »4V 138V 141 DKV 118 V 85 V 92 72 V 89 V 116 72V 46.V 70 89 144 145 128 V 25 41 currency Or n. A. 3NT 30 MASQUERADE BALL C OK C E It r -AT GRANITE HALL, AUCUSTA, MAINE, Tuesday Evening, Feb. 22d, 1870. Committee of Arrangements; AVOVSTA. Col. II. A DeWitt, C'apt. E. E. Wyman, W. M. Thayer, A W. Hedge. Cant. J. Ilowse, C. B M Morton, J W. Clapp, N. W. Col.*, Col. II. S. Osgood, Mai. I. Booth by, -l.il Hay nee, -I G. Aflame, Mai. .T W Freese, B. 1 . Morse .T *s. Johnson, .1. K. Fierce. HALLO WELL. A. S. Washburn, Chns. Wilson, GARDINER. Peter Grant, J. D. White. J. A. Jackson, Maj. E. I). Hnlev. C. E. Fuller. BA TIT. Gen. T. W. Hyde, E. K. Harding, Henry Owen. PORTLAND. Col. G. W. Ricker, Frank Smith, Gen. C. P. Mattocks, Chas. Libby, Francis Chase, Fred Small. Henry Lewis, Col. D. White, Henry Whitman, C. G. Carleton, C. II. Southard, C. Tuttle, O. H Maxwell. Col. Wrn. A. Winship, A1 Webb, RANGOR. O. M. Shaw. Capt. II. Green, irjNTnROP. Chas. P. Foster. WA TER V1LLE. Nath’l Meader. RICHMOND. E. T. Hatch. .S'AO WII EGAN. I). C. Itoblnson. FREE PORT. Capt. G. P. Soule. The great success of the Ball l ist season i« sufli cient assuranee that this will be the GRAND HAIL OP THE SEASON. GRAND CONCERT GILMORES BAUD OF ROSTOX. J. THOMAS BALDWIN. Lender if Prompter. From 8 o’clock to 9. Programme to be announced Hereafter. Mrs. Vincent, the well-known Costumer of the Boston Museum, will be in the city a few days pre vious, with a large and One selection of new and lately imported costumes, which she M ill furnish at reasonable rates. Masks of all descriptions can be obtained at the store of J. F. Pierce, Water street. No person will be admitted to the floor of the Hall unless masked and in costume. Ladies in full Ball Dress, if masked, will be considered in cos tume. Orders for carriages may be left at the store of J. F. Pierce. Oysters, Ice Cream, and other Refreshments, will be served in the supper room from lu to 1 o’clock Door* open at T o'clock. Dancing at U o’clock. Admission to the Ball. $100; Front Seats in Gal lery, Stage and Floor Seats, fl.OO; all other Seats, 50 cents. Tickets may be obtained on and after Saturday, Jan. 29.1870—2 o'clock P. M —at the Eastern Express Office, where a Diagram of the Hall may be seen. Persons attending the Ball from stations on Hie I*. & K. R R.. can receive a Free U* mm Ticket, bv applying to II. S. Osgood, Eastern Express oflice. ♦27jan Co-Partner ship Xotice. "IITE. the undersigned. having formed a co-part i ? nerahip under tl*e name and style of Hin)LTO.\ & TIRXEII, 135 WATER STREET, Au^ilhtn, Mo., For the purpose of earning on the W holesale ami He tail Saddlery Hardware & Lealher Business. We have constantly on baud and lor sale, the celebrated DUNN HABNESS. manufactured bv Henry E Dunn & Son of Portland, Also, Trunk**, Vali.-es, Travelling and chopping Bags, Shawl Straps. Whips, Bru-he>, Currycombs, Horse Blanket-. Halters, Surcingles, &c., which we invite our friend- and the public generally to call and examine before purchasing elsewhere. HAMILTON & TURNER, 185 "Water Street, Opposite Deering & Holway. f27jan-3t Dieu Et Mon Droit. MRS. DINSMORE’S GREAT ENGLISH COUCH&CROUP BALSAM. Of Hoarhound & Anise Seed, For Coughs, Colds, Shortness of Breath, Asthma, &c. This excellent Medicine has the extraordinary property of immediately relieving Cot i.hs. Colds, Hoarseness, Difficulty of Breathing. Whoop ing Cough, and Huskiness of the Throat. It operates by dissolving the congealed phlegm, ami causing free expectoration. Persons who are troubled with that unpleasant tickling in the Throat, which deprives them of rest, night after night, bv the incessant cough which it provokes, will bv taking one dose, find immediate relief; and one bottle in most cases will effect a cure. In cases of Croup it gives immediate Relief. Price 50 Cents. Prepared from a receipt of a Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. Fu& Sale at Drug Stores generally. A, 1U. I)I.\^10KE At CO., Prop's, PORTLAND. ME. For sale in Augusta by Johnson Brothers ; in Gardiner by B. F. Johnson ; in Hullowell by W. K. Ballard. ’ t2»janAtt-lm* GARDNER & WATSO\, Custom Tailors, AND DEALERS IN Cloths, Gents’ Furnishing Goods, Paper Collars, Gloves, Neck Ties, &c. Opposite Port Office, MAIN STREET, WATERVILLE, ME. Agents for SINOCK’H 8EW1N0 MACHINE. C. F. Gardner. flSjan-tf H. B. Watson Wire Works -at Saccarappa, Maine. Messrs. WARREN & FENNELI., WOULD inform the public that they manufac ture ami keep constantly on hand every de scription of IRON WIRE, made from the beat material. Special attention given to Spring and Mat-hinn y Wire ! Also, Vire tinned, straightened and cut tt order, *ds» ABS TRACT OF THE Annual Statement OF THK AStna Insurance Company, OF HARTFORD, CONN., On the 1st day of January 1*70, to the State of Maine. Capital stock all paid up, $3,000,000.00 ASSETS AS FOLLOWS : Real Estate unincumbered, $*259310.14 Cash on hand, in Hank and in A’gta hands, 682,5/2.06 United States Securities, 784.218.75 State. City and Town Stocks and Bonds, 941,355.00 ! Kank and Trust Cos/ Stocks, 1,491,445.00 Railroad Cos.’ Stocks, Mortgage Bonds, Loans on Real Estate, 471.420.00 967.125.00 23,000.00 Total Assets, $5,549,514.97 Aggregate Amount at risk, $207,728,7*1.0* Amount of Premium Notes, None. Am’t of Liabilities for unsettled Losses, 255,708.89 Ain’t of accrued Profits on income, 995,414.61 David Cargill, Agent, at Augusta, Maine. Abstract of tlie ANNUAL STATEMENT - OF THE - CITY FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY — OF — HARTFORD, CONS'., On the 1st day of January, 1870, to the State of Maine. Capital all paid up. $250,000.00 asset*. N. Y., Boston and Hartford Bank Stocks, $195,581.00 Rail Rond Stocks. 50,775.00 State, City and Rail Road Bonds, 75,050.00 Government Bonds, • 58,010.00 Loans on Mortgage. Real Estate, first liens, 107,370.00 Loans on Stock Collaterals, 12,000.00 Cash on hand and in Bank, 65,037.61 Interest accrued and other Cash Items, 9,213.64 Total, Total Liabilities, Amount at risk, $573,137.25 42.037.20 30,544.435 00 DAVID CARGILL, AGENT, At Ancusta, Maine. AII8THACT „ -OF THE Annual Statement — OF THE — ROGER WILLIAMS Insurance Company, OF PRO VIPENCE, R. I., On the Jlrst day of January, 1870, to the State of Maine, Capital Stock, $200,C00 00 raid in, $200,000 00 Premium Notes, $6,057 58 Bank Stocks, 143,190 00 Notes secured by Collaterals, 20,000 00 Cash on hand, 125,084 19 Other Assets, 5,377 35 Total Assets, $300,300 12 Am’t of Liabilities for unsettled Losses, $40,193 84 Aggregate Amount at Risk, $7,200,128 00 DAVID CARGILL, AGENT at Auffusta, Maine. * ABSTRACT -OF THE ■ Annual Statement —OF THE— MERCHANTS’ Insurance Company, OF Z*i'ovldenoe, R. X.t On the tint (kty of January, 1870, to the Stateof Maine. Capital all paid up, , $200,000 00 ASSETS. United States Securities. Bank and R. R. Securities, Cash on hand, Premium Notes, Total, Aggregate Amount at Ri.-k, Liabilities, David Cargill, a eorsTA, *75'. 539 60 271.717 00 11.'SO 64 *3!tt 177 04 20.901 03 *111.078 08 *12,713.088 00 301 47 AgX Maine