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local anil £>tate Netos.
Sausages should be eaten in dogged silence.
The boys on the ice wait with baited breath
and hook for the pickerel to bite.
AA'e undr stand that AVni. A. Brooks, Esq.,
of this city, lies at the point of death.
A gentleman in filling out his income
blank, answered a question as follows : “Had
your wife any income last year? One boy."
It is now said that the Cardiff giant was for
merly a plant. It has drawn to it many green
While Horace Munsey, a workman in Allen,
Small A Co.’s machine shop in the Journal
block, was preparing kindling wood yester
day, his axe glanced, cutting his instep badly.
A gentleman in this city has received an
offer of 910,000 for the exclusive right to man
lacture and sell an article which he has re
cently patented.
A teacher in one of the New York public
schools doesn’t whip his pupils ; he kicks them
in the head. They must be very strong
headed to stand that.
A preacher “pounded the Bible” with such
efficacy on a recent Sabbath as to break the
marble slab that formed the pulpit desk. The
sermon had no impression on the marble
hearts of his congregation.
Capt. Josiah Cornish of Bowdoinham, fell
on the ice at that place, a few days since and
broke his hip. The Bath Times says it is
doubtful if he can ever recover from the in
jury. Mr. Cornish is 75 years of age.
On the afternoon of the 11th inst., the en
gine house at the AVoodstock railroad station
was burned. The fire bad made such pro
gress when discovered that the locomotive
“Hose” which was in the building, could not
be removed, and was considcraTdy damaged.
Loss and damage, about two thousand dollars.
Dr. J. O. Webster of this city, liaving re
signed his position as Surgeon at the United
States Military Asylum in this city, Dr.
Isaac II. Stearns, formerly surgeon in the
21!d Massachusetts Volunteers, has been ap
pointed in his place. Dr. AA'ebster has filled
the position of surgeon at the asylum to the
acceptance of officers and men, and will have
their kind wishes on relinquishing the charge.
I)r. O. Fitzgerald, who has just closed a
brief but very successful practice in this city,
desires us to state that from his brief experience
at the Cony House he would earnestly recom
mend the new hotel and its gentlemanly pro
prietors to the favor of the travelling public.
Everything it new and in complete order at
the house, the tablet are supplied with the
best the market affords, the waiters attentive
and always in readiness, the rooms airy, light
and convenient. The Doctor desires to put
this expression of hit approbation on record
for the benefit of his fellow travellers.
The final hearing before the Committee on
Education, on the question of State uniformi
ty of school books, was held on Tuesday even
ing. There was an animated discussion, en
tered into by Mr. A. P. Stone of the Port
land high school, Mr. Pullen of Portland, Mr.
liounds of Calais, Rev. Mr. Quinby of Au
gusta, Mr. Dresser of Portland, Mr. Parlin of
Anson. Hon. Seth Scantman of Scarboro',
and Hon. Warren Johnson, State Superin
tendent. Our reporter “Q— m,"has furnished
a full report of the debate, but as we have
given up a good deal of our space to the letter
of Mr. Johnson, on the subject of uniformity,
we are compelled to omit it. At the dose ot
the hearing the committee decided to report
the bill providing for State uniformity, the
vote standing seven to one.
There was a large social gathering at
Meonian Hall last evening, composed of the
children and parents of the Universalist par
ish. It has been customary for Rev. C. R.
Moor to hold such a gathering at his house
every winter, but on account of bis lameness
it was held upon the present occasion at
Meonian Hall. A generous supper was pre
pared, of which all partook freely, after which
the remainder of the evening was spent in
dancing and social jollity. Rev. Mr. Moor
and lady and Rev. Mr. Cram (Unitarian) and
lady were present. The children were out in
strong force, and the elder members of the
parish were present in good numbers, and
some of them ventured to “trip the light
fantastic toe."
Our beloved brother, llgrns totter, ol Vas
salboro', departed this life suddenly on the 3d
of January, 1870, aged 70 years. Although
we feel that a beautiful diameter might be
drawn from his life, yet we propose only to
give some brief outlines, as a tribute of love
and respect due to his worth, knowing, as we
do, that his unobtrusive mind would recoil
from bordering in any way on eulogy. He
was a man endowed by nature with good in
tellectual powers of mind, cultivated and re
fined by well chosen studies, blended with
many amiable traits of character which very
much endeared him to his friends. But above
all the Christian graces shone most conspicu
ous by eicvating his mind and heart in all the
domestic and business relations of life j and
truly it may be said of him, “that to do jus
tice, love mercy, and walk humbly before
God”, was hit high endeavor. He bore phys*
ical suffering with great magnanimity and
composure. When meditating on the last ag
onizing scene of his life, then, and then only,
can w« find consolation, in endeavoring to
bow in submission to the will of heaven, and
reflecting that hit purified spirit, freed front
the turmoils of time, is now reposing in the
bosom of Jesus. In early youth his heart was
deeply touched with commiseration for the
poor, African slave; the wrongs, and woes,
unjustly inflicted on them, he bewailed in sol
itude, and was one of the first in this town to
subscribe and take the Liberator, then in its
infancy; and not long since in conversation
with him, he remarked that he hardly expect
ed to have seen the day of their emancipation,
but thought there remained much to be done
for them. He was a member of the society
of Friends, and supported the doctrine pro
fessed by them, yet without sectarian preju
dices ; he could commune with the Christian
church by whatever name, when he could be
hald vital religion shedding its benign influ
ence around the footsteps of life's thorny
paths. Com.
The Bath Times snys the ship carpenter’!
axe has not yet ceased to swing in that city,
ns will appear from the following notes, con
cerning shipping either now in course of con
struction or to be built during the coming
Mr. Alexander Robinson is building a
schooner for the coasting trade of a!>out 100
Messrs. Chapman and Flint are getting out
a white oak frame and yellow pine for a three
decked ship of about 1800 tons capacity.
Peering and Donnell arc building a schooner
of 105 tons for fishing purposes, which is to
be off early in the spring.
Messrs. Jewell Brothers are collecting ma
terial for the building of two schooners of
about 125 tons each, to be launched the com
ing spring.
Messrs. Hawthorne and Hodgkins hare two
schooners of 125 tons each which are to come
off in April. They are designed for the fish
ing and coasting trade. The same parties are
also at work on a three masted schooner of
540 tons. She is to be built of the best ma
Hon. J. I’. Morse has all the material for a
ship of about 1400 tons, which be contem
plates building during the coming season.
Messrs. Hogan and Thurlow are building
one schooner of 75 tons, one of 25 tons and
one of 12 tons all of which are to come ofl
early in the spring. Ward One claims the
building of the above shipping.
An interesting insurance ease lias just been
decided by the Law Court of Maine in Biddc
ford. The plaintiff’s were II. W. Lancey &
Co., of Portland, whose store was insured by
the Pha-nix Insurance Company of New York
for $3000. The store was burned in the great
fire of 1806, but the Company refused pay
ment on the ground that the store was situated
upon leased land and the Agent hnd omitted
to state that fact in the policy. The Court de
cided in favor of the plaintiffs, awarding the
full amount of insurance with interest fron.
i860 and costs.
The Bath Times learns that an effort is now
making to build a dam across the Damaris
cotta river between the villages of Newcastle
and Damariscotta for manufacturing purposes.
The river is narrow there, and it is estimated
that a dam can be built lor $5000. There is an
extensive bay above the contemplated dam for
a reservoir and Damariscotta pond, twelve
miles long, empties into this, thus making one
of the best reservoirs in the State. It is said
canals can easily be constructed along the
shore perfectly safe for the erection of mills.
The Bangor Whig says Mr. J. II. Brown.
Master Car Builder on the European & North
American Hailwav, has invented a rubber
buffer and draw-bar, which is considered a
valuable invention, as it nearly does away with
all the clatter and noise so common on rail
roads. These buffers have been placed upon
the cars of the E. & N. A. Railway Company,
and railroad men will do well to examine them.
The Times says that Capt. C. G. Chad
bourne of Bath, has been bound over for trial
on a charge of cruelly treating Chas. E.
Twitchell a man whom the American Consul
sent home on his ship from Cadiz. The evi
dence disclosed the fact that Twitchell was
suffering from sores on the legs, and that the
defendant treated him with rudeness that
should not be experienced by a sick man.
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The Argus says Portland is now receiving
a bounteous supply of Sebago water from the
Portland Water Company free of expense. In
the City Building alone there arc 43.000 gal
lons used each day, besides what is used at the
hose house, engine houses, city stables, drink
ing fountains and hydrants, which at a rate
paid by other cities would amount to between
*40,000 and *50.000.
A, W. Coombs, Esq., formerly an At
torney and Counsellor at Law at Brunswick,
has removed to Portland. Thc*8atli Times
says he is a young, active attorney, and pre
dicts for him abundant success. Mr. Coombs
formerly resided in Bath.
A correspondent of the Oxford Democrat
says that at the burning of the W'hittemoro
schoolliousc, Paris, the conduct of four boys
was worthy of much praise. By their dnring
and energy, they saved all of the books, seats,
doors, stove, and most of the windows.
A naval Court Martial has been ordered to
meet at Portland, for the trial of a seaman be
longing to the Plymouth, who asssulted
another seaman with intent to kill. Captain
Fairfax is to be President of the Court.
We learn from the liangor n log that by a
fire at Oldtown on Sunday morning, a build
ing occupied hy Charles A. Flanders ns a lle
freshment and Billiard Saloon, was totally de
stroyed. Insured for $1500.
The Whig says the dwelling house of Her.
Hugh McGuirk, Catholic Priest at Madawaska
Plantation, was entirely destroyed hy fire a
lew days since. It was one of the finest
houses in Aroostook county.
Work on the bridge of the Belfast Railroad,
over the Sabasticook, at Burnham Village
commenced about a week ago, and is progress
ing finely.
Parties seeking a desirable investment'are
referred to a rare chance offered in our ad
vertising columns, in the sale of the Groton
Soapstone Quarry.
The new discovery, “Nature's Hair Re
storative,” contains no lac sulphur, sugar of
lead or nitrate of silver. It is clean and
clear, and is said to be more effectual
than any for coloring and preserving the hair.
It is sold in Augusta, hy the agent, Chas K.
Partridge, Druggist, under Granite Hall.
N. B. The report is incorrect that two ap
plications of the above produced a fine
growth of hair on the head of navigation.
Partridge's Drug Store, under Granite
Hall is the place to buy pure medicines, im
ported perfumes, oils, pomades, and toilet
preparations of all kinds.
A subscriber to the Daily Kennebec Journal
writes to the publishers that he has no further
use for the Boston Journal and has discontin
ued it. He gets all the news at 7 o’clock in the
morning instead of 4 in the afternoon, ns here
tofore, and hat a report of the proceedings of
the Maine legislature instead of the doings of
the Massachusetts lawgivers. What this man
writes a good many no doubt think. The uew
daily is well managed and meets a demand
which insures its success.—Portland Itatly
Advertuer of yesterday.
The third hearing before the Committee on
that part of the Governor's Message relating
to Temperance, was held Tuesday evening in
the Ilall of Representatives.
Mr. Nealley of York, was the first speaker.
Is a practical and theoretical temperance man.
Our poor house, jails, prisons and reform
schools are all built and maintained on ac
count of rum. Our prohibitory law is sustain
ed by a majority of the people. When the
constabulary law was passed, regarded it a
step in the right direction, but the great trouble
was in the selection of unfit men for deputy
constables. A man whose heart was not in
the work would do it in such a manner as to
bring the law into contempt.
Favored a law providing penalties for the
non-enforcement of the law by the municipal
officers. Many admit that certain things ought
to be done, but the trouble is we have no one
whose duty it is to look after the matter.
Temperance men are apt to shirk their duty
in the matter. We want some one to see that
the law is enforced.
Does not understand that the legislature of
18C8 in repealing the State Police bill intend
ed to imply a disapproval of the law, but of
the manner in which it had been executed.
Mr. Stickney of Presque Isle, said he was
anxious for the legislature to devise some
measure to enforce the prohibitory law. Noth
ing short of a State Police will really answer
the purpose. Penalties for neglect on the
part of municipal officers may answer in some
places but not in others. If sheriffs, city mar
shals, Ac., neglect their duty, who will com
mence action against them for that negleet?
They are respectable citizens, no one wants to
meddle with them, and so the rum-selling will
go on. Our town officers are generally among
our best men, but they do not like to be mixed
up in a “rum affair.” If we get the right sort
of men to enforce the prohibitory law they
will not be fit for other duties. If these ob
jections could be answered he would favor
penalties for neglect by municipal officers, but
does not think there is any remedy except a
State Police, especially charged with the en
forcement of criminal laws.
Allusion having been made in the remarks
to Hon. Joshua Nye, Mr. Rang said he had
known him for many years and there is not a
more consistent temperance man living. He
has labored hard and long for the children
and the youth, always and everywhere advo
cating and practicing temperance, and the
people have not given him half his due.
Mr. Longley of Greene, would like a State
Police, but did not think we could get it.
Would fine municipal officers for neglect to
enforce the law.
l)r. Sturgis of Standish, said he did not
favor the "poisonous liquor bill" now before
the legislature. Was opposed to any one sell
ing liquors except the authorized agents,
whether pure or impure. We have law
enough now. Obnoxious legislation would do
more harm than good. Don't believe in send
ing seized liquors to an assayer to test their
purity, but “put the seller through” and in
flict the penalty.
Mr. Lang said the committee do not want
to report anything until they have heard all
the views of those interested and then would
digest the same into the most acceptable form.
It had been suggested that a bill would meet
with approval which provides that sheriffs,
constables, &c., shall without a warrant arrest
any person found selling or offering for sale
liquors contrary to law, and shall seize said
liquors and retain them until a warrant can be
obtained. Any such officer on being notified
by two witnesses that liquors are kept for sale
by any person not authorized, and on being
furnished with witnesses to prove the same,
shall neglect to prosecute, shall be fined $10
for the first and $25 for the second offence.
He presented this outline of a bill for criticism
and to draw out suggestions.
ur. Murgis tavoreu mo proposcu oin. u
would give temperance men a chance to work
in earnest. The most radical conservative
cannot find fault with it.
Mr. Chase of Winn, said that hardly a day
passes but more or less liquor is smuggled
into hi« town. Believed in such a bill as sug
gested by Mr. Lang. Was opposed to State
Mr. Hume of Cherrvfield, thought the less
tinkering the liquor laws hove the better. The
vile nnnsellers should be put through, they are
unworthy the respect of a dog. The question
is as far from settlement to-day as it was 20
years ago. Mr. II. continued to some extent.
Mr. Bisbee of Buekfield, said the law would
be more effective if w e could have imprison
ment for the first offence. A man can make
money by paying his lines. There is a power
in imprisonment which the rumseller is afraid
Mr. Hubbard of Berwick, said if the law
cannot be enforced without a State Police
then let us have a State Police, but lie be
lieves otherwise. The trouble is our citizens
are not educated up to enforcing the prohibi
tory law. There is danger in too much legis
Mr. Warren of Veazie, thought there was
no trouble in enforcing the law. No man
dares to sell liquor where he lives; if the mu
nicipal officers do not enforce the luw, indi
viduals will. His first choice is a State Police;
if he could not get that, would favor penalties
for neglect of municipal officers.
Mr. Farwell of Augusta, would have the
Governor allowed a force of State Police, but
thinks a special police a useless expenditure.
The Governor needs a force to give him the
power to enforce criminal laws. Q—m.
A Steulinu Akticle.—A'ufare't Hair Rotor
alirt. So clear, so fragrant, so effleient in restoring
gray hair anil keeping the head healthy. 74 cents a
bottle. Ask rour druggist for it. See advertise
In this city, lfith inst., hr Rev. C F. Penney,
Thomas J. Sanford of Bowdoinham, to Miss Mag
gie J. McManus of Brunswick.
In Cape Elizabeth, Oth iust., Frederick Boucher
of Cape Elizabeth, to Miss Jennie llaggctt of West
brook ■
In Lewiston, 3d iust., Dr. B. F. Sturgis of Au
burn, to Mies P. Jennie Brooks of Lewiston.
In Auburn, 7th in*»t., K. C. Dunlap of Wtslford,
to Miss Lois M. Hunton of Lewiston.
Dirt. -
In Turner, lOtfi iust, Mrs. Anna, wife of Abner
Chase, aged 74 years 8 mouths II days.
In Wayne, 40th ult., Lydia Ella, wife ot Wm. O.
Taplin, and daughter of 'Uev. U. and Olivia 11am
man, aged nearly il years.
lu Harmony, llitli in«t.. Mrs. susan, wife of Zao
clivus Judkiiis, furinorly of Larkinas, aged 73 yr«.
Rare Chance for Investment!
: MAUCII ICtii, 1870, at 2 O'clock, l’,.W
j Lauda, ffllla, Machinery, 4e., in complete
running order.
J For bill of particulars address J. F. WOOD, 32
Pemberton Square, Boston, Mass. fl7feb-ld_
Fine Sleighs at Auction!
■flTILL offer their entire stock of NLEHtRS. con
i'T sisting of a Hue assortment of both Double
ami Single, ut Auction, on .
Huturday next, lOtli In at.,
at 11 o’clock A. 31., at their Repository on Congress
St., Portland. tl~feb-3t
Dissolution of Co-Partnership.
THE co-partnership heretofore existing between
X Lucius Hill and Chas. A. Farnuin, is inis day
dissolved by mutual consent.
Augusta, Feb. 1, 1870. C. A. FABNVM.
The undersigned will continue the
Grocery and Provision Business,
ttteb-tr LUCIUS HILL.
1MIE subscriber being about to change his locality
. lor business, offers for sale his stock, consisting
in part of
— AND —
Kitchen Furnishing Goods !
Great Closing Sale
Ladles’ Furs and Robes,
Whcolcr’B, ■■ Grardlner.
1NOW offer my entire stock of LADIES’ FURS
and ROHES at less than cost to manufacture.
Parties who wish to buy within the next two
years, and who wish to save money should uot fuil
to improve this
for I am going to SELL regardless of cost.
Remember the Place:
Opposite the Post Office,
ljan702n»d&w Successor to Huthawav A Wheeler
Ladies’ & Misses’ Cloaks,
Ac.| Ac., Ao*
147 Water Street,
f|MIIS new Hotel afford* accommodations that no
JL other one does in the city to the travelling com
munity. being located in the
and very near the Depot.
The travelling public may be assured that no
pains will be spared to meet all their wants, and
with the assistance of Mu. Ti knkk, late o! the
Augusta House, we hope to merit a share of the
public patronage.
Connected with this House is a
First Class Livery Stable!
G. A. 4 II. COXY, Proprietort.
Flrct House South of the August* House,
Augusta, Me.
Late Resident Physician and Surgeon of Hartford,
C l., and for neveu years a general practitioner in
the cities of New York and Brooklyn, has opened
for practice in Augusta, at his office rooms, la state
street, lot house south of the Augusta louse,
where he may be consulted for a month prio* to his
visit to Bangor and his return to llartloru, Conn.
DR. FARRAR has tor many years given exclu
sive attention to CHRONIC or long-standi'g dis
eases. No physician has had greater success in the
treatment of diseases peculiar to women and chil
Hartford, Ct., leb. l 1870.
Having for nearly two years been an assistant to
I)r. Farrar of Hartford, in the treatment «»• “dis
eases peculiar to women,” 1 have had opportunities
of judging, and can testify to the Doctor’s eclicate
manner of conducting his examinations aim opera
tions. The poor, as w'ell as those of rank and for
tune, were always treated with evident sincerity
and honesty of purpose. A more kind, careiul and
judicious medical adviser, I never knew.
49" By permission the Doctor refers to many ol
the leading phvsicians in the country, and to scores
of the most prominent citizens of Hartfont, New
York, New Haven and vicinity.
N. ». Mrs. Du. Farrar, the Medical LEC
TURER to Women, is always in attendance during
office hours for Ladies.
Ifr- Office hours from 9 to 12 M., 2 to 5 P. Lf.. and
from 7 to 9 P. M.
I Hr lie makes no charge for consultation.
Hotel Notice.
ptIK Gardiner Hotel having been thor
4. o uglily repaired, and entirely new tar
nished, will be opeued Wednesday, Dei
Gardiner, Dec. 13, UW. tljan7U-tl
Saccarappa, Maine.
every de
! lirOULD inform the public that they
It lure and keep couotautly ou hand
j acrlption of
made from the beat material. Special attention
given to
Spring ana Machinery Wife!
Also, Wire tinned, straightened and cot to order,
— TO THE —
Daily Kennebec Journal.
[By the Western Union Line—Offices Granite Bank
Building and the State House. 1
Sexate. Mr. Stewart addressed the Sen
ate in opposition to the exercise of unconsti
tutional power by the imposition of unwar
ranted conditions upon Mississippi. Refer
ring to the Chinese question, he said the
greatness and glory of our government would
he further illustrated by extending to the
Chinese and their religion the toleration .'ml
freedom enjoyed by all races and religions
under the protection of the government.
Mr. Stewart made an argument denying the
constitutional power of Congress to impose
unwarranted conditions upon Mississippi.
He said he believed the condition prohibiting
any change of the constitution of Mississippi
in the present provision for school rights and
privileges of the citizens of the United States
Mr. Edmunds enquired upon what grounds
the Senator voted for the same conditions in
the case of Virginia if he believed it to be un
Mr. Stewart said he was anxious to put
Mississippi in the Union, he would vote to
admit her with the conditions though he did
not believe Congress had any constitutional
power to impose such conditions.
Mr. Edmunds denied that Congress had
ever entered into a bargain to reconstruct any
State upon certain conditions, rcterring to
what were called admonitions and threaten
ings of popular storms of which New England
has been warned to take heed. He said that
the principle upon which the institutions of
that section was established could never be
overthrown and that the wisdom of her belief
in the power of the government to preserve in
peace what it had maintained in war would
be vindicated in the future.
Motions for an executive session and to ad
joun were defeated, the former one the latter
by two majority.
Mr. Fowler addressed the Senate against
the power of Congress to impose conditions.
House. Mr. Banks ot Mas6. introduced
the following resolution, which was referred
to the Committee on Foreign Adairs :
Resolved hy the Senate and House of Rep
resentatives in Congress assembled, That the
President of the United States he and hereby
is authorized and instructed to declare and
maintain strictly an impartial neutrality in
the contest of arms between the people of
Cuba and the government of the Kingdom of
Spain j and be it further resolved that all acts
or parts of acts, and all provisions of the stat
utes approved April 20th. 1M18, entitled “an
act in addition to the act for punishment of
certain crimes against the United States, are
repealed”; the acts therein mentioned which
are or may be construed to be in conflict with
the faithful execution of the object and pur
pose of the foregoing resolution, shall be and
hereby are, declared to be in regard to the
existing contest between the people of Cuba
and the people of Spain, and so long as the
contest shall continue inoperative and void.
The Green and Van Wyck contested elec
tion ease, was decided in favor of the latter
contestant, 119 to 51. Pending the swearing
of Van Wyck a motion from the Democratic
side was made to adjourn, which being with
out a quorum the House did.
WiBHIKGTOX, Fob. 16.
Tbo esse of the ship 1$. S. Hnrriman, of
San Francisco, involving the question whether
the risk anil danger of losing the cargo is a
sufficient reason for not attempting the stipu
lated voyage, and whether freight charges can
be collected in such eases, was argued in the
Supreme Court to-day, by \V. M. Evarts for
the owners of the ship, and 11. K. Curtis for
the shippers. The case occurred during the
Chilian war with Spain, and was decided by
the California Circuit Court against the own
ers of the ship.
The compliment of men allowed by the
Navy (8,500 men) having been reached, the
department has directed enlitsments to cease.
The effect will lie to detain the Colorado which
is destined to relieve the Doleware on the
Asiatic Station, and to keep the men attached
to the latter; an overterm of enlistment for
which they will receive one-fourth additional
pay. The department urges upon Congress
the necessity of allowing an additional num
ber of men, as in. cases of emergency the de
partment is powerless to supply a single vessel
to meet it.
The President to-day transmitted to the
Senate a letter of Secretary Cox. giving in
formation of the action of the Interior de
partment on the claim of the Central branch
of the Union Pacific Railroad to continue and
extend its road, and receive United States
bonds and land in aid. The Company claim
the right to withdraw all of the lands along
the Republican Fork, having changed their
line to the Smoky Mill route. Sec y brown
ing refused this until the Company had com
lOvted 100 miles of the road, and the Com
pany consented, but now hold tlrnt Brown
ing's decision was not conclusive on the mer
its of the case. Mr. Cox says that until the
Company make out a very clear case he shall
not interfere with Mr. Browning's decision,
though, in his opinion and that of the Attor
ney General, that, had not the legislation of
1866 been adopted, the Central Branch would,
on reaching the contemplated point of junc
tion in the Republican Valley, have been en
titled to proceed up the valley, and had the
Kansas or Pacific road failed to meet them
there, the Central branch have filed in the
department evidence that prior to the location
of the Kansas Pacific road up to Smoky Hill
Fork, they (the Central) had contracted for
the building of a road on the original Repub
lican Fork route.
The plaintiff alleges a fraudulent transfer
of United States bonds and land grants to li.
M. Shoemaker & Co., by which the directors
realized 200 per cent.
The House Judicary Committee to-day dis
posed of the case of .ludge Busteed, of Ala
bama, which was pending two years on 42 of
45 charges and specifications. All voted No,
and on the others only Messrs. Eldridge and
Kcrwin in favor. The Committee will ask a
discharge from duty.
Judge Busteed is now in Washington.
New York Items.
New Yokk. Feb. 16.
Tbc Raymond St. Jail in Brooklyn, where
the murderer Chambers is confined, is still
guarded by a military detachment. The 23d
regiment is on duty to-night.
Great preparations are being made for the
Voorhees funeral.
Perry, the murderer, has not found bail
and is still in'jail. •
Washington specials say that Senator
Chandler will soon make a speech in which
he will state that Fitz John Porter’s court
martial was unanimously in faror of a death
sentence, but it was not found, bccanse Pres
ident Lincoln refused in advance to appore it.
Mr. Chandler was on the Committee on the
Conduct of the War.
Judge Pratt, of the Brooklyn Supreme
Court, to-day gave judgement on the fore
closure of a mortgage, dated in 1857, that the
principle and interest must be paid in gold or
its equivalent, according to the recent U. S.
Supreme Court decision.
An injunction was granted by the Supreme
Court to-day against Kansas Pacific Railroad
Co., on the complaint of Sanders W. John
stone, of agent of Kansas City restraining
them irom expending any of the proceeds of
the $600,000 of the gold loan now negotiating.
At a meeting of the Cuban League of
America tbie evening, Gen. McMahon pre
sided. Gen. Fi *nk Biair was present. The
league has prepared a petition to be presented
to Congress demanding recognization ot tiic
belligerent rights of Cuba,
i Francis P. Mills for assault and battery on
| hi* wiie witll intent to kill, was tried this
i afternoon, found guilty ami sentenced t* 6
! years in the penitentiary.
Mr. Burt the English Solicitor employed
by the Erie bond holders arrived to-day.
Meeting of the W stern Freed
man's Aid Commission.
Cincinnati, Feb. IB.
The Western Frcedmen’s Aid Commission
annual meeting met to-day. Last year’s work
is encouraging. Three hundred colored
teachers have been furnished common schools.
The Commission holds over $200,000 in real
estate. They complain that while the de
mands on them have increased the receipts
are falling olf.
Hartford. Feb. IB.
The case of the State Treasurer against the
Connecticut Life Insurahce Co., of this city,
which is to he heard before the Supreme
Court of Errors, next week, is the most im
portant. pecuniarily, of any ever tried in
Connecticut. It relates to the taxability of
government bonds in the hands of Mutual In
surance Companies, and involves directly
$103,000, and indirectly very much more.
The main question raised, under the section
of the tax law on which the suit is brought,
is whether the tax is a tax upon the purchase
or upon the property, and there is an inciden
tal uoint whether the ascertained losses and
divWtends declared but not paid should consti
tute a part of the proceeds of the insurance.
Meetinr of the Mends of Prohibi
tion in Boston.
Bostox, Feb. 1C.
In accordance with a previous call, the
friends of prohibition met in Trcmont Tem
ple to adopt measures looking to an organiza
tion of public opinion in favor of prohibition
to preserve the prohibitory law against de
moralizing modifications, and to give ex
pression by political action to temperance
principles and harmony with the highest in
terests of commonwealth, and an agreement
witli the undoubted opinions of n majority of the
citizens. Hon. Whiting Griswold was elected
President. Speeches were made by several
prominent men in the temperance cause,
among whom was Hev. Dr. Barrows, of New
Hampshire, ltcsoluliona in favor of present
prohibitory law, and looking to the formation
of a third political party, based upon princi
ples of prohibition were adopted. The con
vention was not large in point of numbers.
Havana News.
Havana, Feb. 1C.
Mr. Seward and party have sailed for Bal
Hugh Johnston, who was attacked in com
pany with Grconwaldth. is out of danger and
is so far recovered from his wounds as to be
able to walk. Ilia friend Foster who was so
badly injured that his life was given up, is
improving, and the doctors think he will he
Miscellaneous Items.
Trenton, N. .T., Feb. 1C.
The Newark Police Commission bill passed
the Senate to-day, by a vote of 1 2 to 9. The
Democrat members sustained it, claiming
that the action of the Republicans in interfer
ing with State matters by the 15th amend
ment, justified their retaliating on in kind by
establishing a Commission over Newark.
The air line railroad bill organized opposi
tion to the Camden and Amboy line was de
feated in the House to-day, 27 to 25. A mo
tion for reconsideration was discussed during
an evening session and will come up to-mor
Aj.bany, Feb. 1C.
Judge Porter and District Attorney French
of Saratoga, were arraigned before the assem
bly to-day, for a breach of privileges of the
House, in the arrest of 11. Roy. the member
lately taken up ut Saratoga, and, after a long
discussion, were acquitted. The case involved
the rights and perogatives of the legislative
and judicial branch of the government. Judge
Porter made an eloquent speech in his own
Provjdknce, Feb. 10.
A man named John Reynolds of this city,
was arrested while drunk in the streets at
Pawtucket on Monday night, and put in the
damp basement room of the bridewell. When
the officer went to find him the next day he
was dead. The coroners jury censure the
town of Pawtucket for maintaining such a
Baltimore, Feb. 1C.
The City Council voted to visit the Mon
! arch at Annapolis and extend the hospitalities
ol the city to the officers. The Legislature
resolved to offer tiie freedom of the floors to
to the officers.
At a Baptist meeting in the First Baptist
Church, this evening, 825.000 were collected
in less than an hour, in aid of the New Ku
taw Place Baptist Church now being erected.
Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 1C.
The Senate Committee on Federal Rela
tions, reported against the resolution for the
ratification of the 15th amendment.
Key West, Feb. 1C.
The Darien Canal expedition arrived at
Aspinwall on the 9th inst.; all well.
The steamer Tillia, while repairing at sea
after a gale, between Fernandina and Havana,
last week, drifted into a lot of floating cotton.
She picked up 103 bales, and left a large
quantity afiuat. The cotton on board the
steamer will be libelled in the United States
Mr. Seward arrived here to-day, from Ha
New Orleans, Feb. 1C.
The Senate to-day passed the three millions
■ levee bond. The bill now goes to the Gov
I ernor.
The House passed the mixed school educa
tional bill.
Foreign News by Cable.
London, Feb. 1C.
The Nova Scotia ship, Riva, was lost off
the coast of Lincolnshire; bound to Boston
with a cargo of coal. Eight lives were lost.
The bark, Undine, from New York, caught
fire and was destroyed at Rotterdam.
Paris, Feb. 16.
Father Hyacinthc has remained silent sicne
his return to France. It is asserted on relia
ble authority that he will be relieved by the
Pope from the obligation of his vows as a
Carmelite monk, and be permitted in holy
orders as an ordinary priest.
Madrid, Feb. 16.
The Carlist deputies created a wild excite
ment in the Cortes yesterday by charging that
in the recent elections their candidates in
many districts were defeated through govern
ment interference. The accusation was de
nounced to be false and a stormy scone en
i ~ - —
By Telegraph to Daily Journal :
New York .Hooey Market.
New York. Feb. 16. Evening.
Money easy and unchanged from yesterday’s
Foreign Exchange quiet.
Gold dull and heavy and business light, ranging
irnm llitfc to lltt^, and closing at the latter.
Governments dull and lower, the decline partially
owing to the unfounded rumor that the Secretary of
the Treasury would suspend the purchase of bonds
in order to provide for toe payment of 300,000,000 iu
pensions next month.
Governments closed at the following quotations:
United States Sixes (coupons) ISbl 11',’,alls
“ 5-jo* Its 13, (coupons), lit), gill
<• •• “ *■ ism my giitv
“ « “ •• nusaiitv
•< •* “ " Jan. A July US'*
•• “ « “ 1300 113X9113*
“ “ KMM “ 1MX
..regtstcted MWCUXUs
New York Stock Market.
' New Torn, Feb. 1*.
At 1 r. M. the market cl used at the lollowing
N. Y. Central and Hudson,
N. Y. Central scrip
l.*ke Shore & Jlfehigan Southern,
Harlem preferred,
Michigan Central,
Illinois Central,
Cleveland A Pittsburg,
Chicago A North Western,
Chicago A North Western preferred.
Chicago A Hock Island.
Milwaukee A St. Paul,
Milwaukee A St. Paul preferred,
?oledo A Wabash,
oledo A Wabash preferred,
Pittsburg A Fort Wayne,
Ohio & Mississippi,
Erie preferred.
New York Produce market.
New York, Feb. 16.
COTTON—heavy and lower; sales 1600 bales;
middling uplands 24.
FLOl/K—dull; state and western without changs;
superfine to fancy state 475, % 580; round hoop Ouio
5803355; western 5500636; southern 5550075.
WHEAT—102c. lower; sales 47,000 bnsh.; No. 2
Bpring 1100123: winter red and amber western, 130
8133; white Michigan 1100147.
CORN—dull and 102 lower: sales 32,000 bnsh.,
new mixed western 00085. and 73378 for unsound;
old do.. 106.
OATH—heavy; state Clg02; western 53**55.
PORK—new mess 26 25; prime do., 210002250.
LARI>—steady; steam 14X015**; kettle 16016*.
SUtiAR—less active; Muscavado logic* ; fair to
good refining 0*glO* .
Chicago Produce Market
Chicago, Feb. 16.
WHEAT—dull; No. I 87; No. 2 81*081*.
CORN—dull; old No. 2.60*.
OATH—No 2 38 * 338*.
RYE—No. 2 67.
PORK—mess pork in good demand at 26 50g26 73.
To be Let.
HOUSE with 11 good rooms, corner of
Winthrop and Winter streets.
Apply to
Jan. 1870. fjanl-tf WM. T. JOHNSON.
Colter k Gardiner,
143 Water Street,
Saddlery Hardware!
Harness Leather,
*BX *!« V
Made or i/miai>e,
Halters, Surcingles, Bells,
Travelling and
Shopping Bags !
Dog Collars,
Grass ft Wool Mats,
, ftc*, ftc.
They are now putting in and keep constantly on
ha ini the largest and best selected stock ot all
goods ii| the above line in the city, and are resolved
to make it lor tlie interest of the people to buy of
Coder 6l Gardiner,
Manufacturers 8f
XX ax* nesses -
Of all classes and prices, Gold and Silver Plate,
English Covered, Japan and common white mount
ings, which they propose to sell as low aa the low
est and warrant their work to give perfect satis
They also manufacture for their wholesale and
retail trade,
All -stvles ami sizes, neat and freeli from the!
factory at
143 Water Street,
and made to stand travel—lettered with initial* and
delivered in any part of the city without extra
Harnesses and Trunks repaired neatly, promptly
and at small charges.
Opposite Cony Homu,
Lieu Et Mon Droit.
or Hoarhound d Anise seed,
For Coughs, Colds, Shortness of
Breath, Asthma, &o.
This excellent Medicine has the extraordinary
property of immediately relieving Coi'UHS, Court,
ING Cough, and Hi skinesh of the Throat. It
operates by dissolving the congealed phlegm, and
causing free expectoration.
Persons who are troubled with that unpleasant
tickling in the Throat, which deprives them J>1 rest,
night after night, by the incessant cough n hicn it
provokes, will by taking one dose, hnd immediate
relief; and one bottle m most cases wul effect a
In cast! of Croup it girt$ immediate Relief.
Price 50 Cents.
___ receipt of a Member of the
Pharmaceutical Society or Gr
Prepared from a
real Britain.
For Sale at Drug Stores senerally.
a. n. DinsnoRE * co., rrop's,
For tale in Aansta by Johnson lioitni; la
Gardiner by B. V. Johnson ; in HaUowell by W. It.
Ballahd. iBjmW-l®'
J. W. TOWABD, M. D.,
ArerSTA, ME.
Beaidence ou Green Street, opposite U«s Mffo*"
diet Church.

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