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Hocal anH Jfctatc Netoa. Boarding places for single ladles arc scarce. The 138th anniversary of George Washing ton’s birthday yesterday. Do the ice harvesters use icicles (ice sickles) in cutting up their crops? The fellow who was in quest of a tooth from the mouth of a river, made a haul last Sun day. The jam that came down the river the other day was not a raspberry jam—it was a rasp ing jam. Capt. R. W. Mullen, formerly of Vassal boro, is now Collector of Customs at frank lin, La. The legislative State Prision committee were highly pleased with the internal affairs of the institution. In the Municipal Court yesterday, Jane Grant, for drunkenness, plead guilty, lined 91 and costs, and committed. The body of master Frederick W. Evard of Bath, who was drowned on the 4th of De cember was recently recovered. The fall term of the Maine Central Insti tute opens with one hundred students and the number is constantly increasing. The Kennebec ought to be ashamed of her self getting “high” in her old age. It would seem no more than right that she should be dammed. The I.cwiatod Journal says there are eight fishing vessels building, or under contract, in i Boothbay; six of them for parties in Massa- ] chusetls. i ____I A very fine Marine Railway, is nearly com- ' pleted at Boothbay Harbor; it can take up two small vessels at one time, or take one of i a thousand tons. On Monday Mr. Hale of this State presented in Congress a bill to grant a pension to Ann Hunter, widow of Mitchell Hunter, late ol the Sixth Maine Volunteers. The streets were lively yesterday afternoon with persons who took on masks in the even ing. “Jenkins” came to town with a blue cotton umbrella under his arm. An “old inhabitant” lias turned up who can remember a higher rise of water in the Kennebec than that of Sunday. Hu thinks we liavn't had “much of a shower.” Mr*. Happy Morse died in Portland on Sun day, aged 'J'J years and 10 mouths. She was a sister of the late Miss lietscy Thomas who died on the 1:1th inst., aged 96 years. The New England Society in Washington, will hare a sociable on Thursday erening, at ! which Uov. Chamberlain and other eminent New England gentlemen will be present. Allen Bennett and Prank Anderson, aged ! respectively 15 and 13 years, belonging in boo lb bay Harbor, were lost week tent to the i Keforrn School, during their minority, for stealing. Prof. John S. Sewall of liowdoin College, will deliver a lecture in Gardiner, next Thurs day evening, on “The Anglo Saxon at Home.’’ Mr. Sewell is Professor of Kheloric, Oratory and English Literature. An excited gentleman who saw the water in the recent freshet overflowing and injur ing his goods, forbid all persons removing the tame, as he might lose the insurance! The -gentleman does not live in Augusta. Hon. James A. Bickncll and John H. Hart ford, Esq., have returned from Washington. We shall be able in a few days to announce authoritatively the details of the proposed change in the post office in this city. A man named Walbridge fell dead in Ban gor last Sunday night, from actual bursting of the heart. A post mortem examination by ]>r. heavy disclosed a rent in the heart two inches long, caused by engorgement of blood. It is reported that one of our citizens, a bus iness man, didn't know anything about the freshet until Monday morning. He must have observed the Sabbath more rigidly than piously, for undoubtedly it would have been a religious service to assist liis neighbors in saving their property. The Second Cong'l Society of Biddeford, Iter. Mr. Emerson, pastor, have decided to thoroughly re-model their church edifice. The front is to be taken down, and two towers to be raised, the pews are to be circular and of black walnut, besides other improvements, between $15,000, uhd $30,000 are to be ex pended. One of the editors of the Portland Press hat seen a station stake which was numbered in red chalk “1033,” and which was put down at West Baldwin ut the time Mr. Hall made a survey from Saeo to Pryeburg, in 1851. It was found by Mr. L. II. Stone, civil engineer, in an upright position and well preserved, on Jan. 19th, 1870. It was made of white pine. The Bath Timet says quite an extensive ice business is being done at Parker’s Head, (.'apt. Kobcrt Norton and others have been engaged for some time in cutting and storing that commodity. The ico which they now have housed amounts to 1,300 tons, and is of a very good quality. One vessel is at present partially loaded for shipment and two others soon will be. Tlie Whig says the incoming tide at Ban gor, Monday afternoon, was watched with great anxiety, especially by persons interested in the European and North American Hail way, as the bridge across the mouth ot' Ken duskeag stream was in imminent danger. The ice raised the bridge several inches, but for tunately the tide turned before it was dam aged materially. It was a very high tide, and a very little more water would have carried the bridge down stream. The same paper says the freshet at Bangor did not reach the high point of last October. The Bangor folks were in suspense till Monday night when the tide went out leaving them to breathe easier. Many moved their goods into upper stories, but no materia) damage was done. The Masquerade Ball. The grand fashionable affair of the season, for which the most elaborate and extensive arrangements had been made, the anneal bal masque, took place last evening at Granite Hall. The active committee of arrangements had very tastily, although not very extensive ly, decorated the hall, in honor of the birth day of the Father of his country. This r> cog nition of the day and the man was exceedingly fitting and in good taste. The stars md stripes twined gracefully, symbolizing the glorious work for which Washington was raised up to perform. We here give the full list of the committee of arrangements: AUGUSTA, Col. H. A. DcWitt, Opt. K. K. Wyman, W. M. Thayer, A. W. Hedge, Cant. J. ltowse, C. It. Morton, J W. Clapp, N. W. Cole, Col. H. S. Osgood, Mnj 1. Boutlioy, J. SI. Haynes, J. C,. Adams, Mai. J. W. frees*, III'. Morse, .J. s. Johnson, J. V. l’icrce. HALLOBELL. A. it. Washburn, Chas. Wilson, C. E Fuller. Petei (Irant, J. A. Jackson, GABDIXEJ1. J. I). White, Muj. K. D. Haley. B A t It. Con. T. W. Hyde, E. K. Harding, Henry Owen. POHTLAXD. frank Smith, Chas. Libby, O. H. Maxwell, Col. Wrn. A. Wiusliip, A1 Webb, BAS GOIf. Col. D. White, O. M. Shaw. wis \ nitor. Henry Whitman, Chas. P. Foster. Col. (J. W. Ricker. Oen. C. IV Mattocks, Pruuris Chase, Fred Small. Henry Lewis, it A TI.RY1LI.E. C. U. Carleton, Nath'l Header. nicHsros'D. C. II. Southard, E. T. Hatch. SKO h II EG A S’. C. Tuttle. I>. C. Robinson. EBEEPUUT. Capt. H. Oreen, Capt. C. P. Soule. Mr. J. F. Pierce was floor director, a-sisted by the following aids: A. W. Hedge, .1. (i. Adams, C. 11. Morton. W. II. Leighton Maj. I I. llnothby, W. M. Thayer, A. J. I’ier e, S. ; W. Wyman, G. H. Farrington. The managers did themselves great credit, i Under their careful and easy administration, ' everything passed of!'with few mistakes. It was very difficult yesterday to obtain tickets to eligible positions in the hall, or in fact to nny position, as the popularity and brilliancy of other balls of this character, had created a great demand for tickets. This was particularly agreeable, ns it insured financial success. Many who came to attend the ball as spectators were obliged to assume cos tumes and appear upon the floor, because they could not obtain the positions they desired in the audience. At the opening of the doors. seven o'clock, a goodly number of ticket-holders made their appearance, and from this time until eight o'clock, the hour appointed for the grand concert, there was a steady stream of people pouring into the hall. The attentive ushers performed their duty with grace and correct ness. The disagreeable sensation that runs from a man’s toes to his head at finding him self in the wrong sent, und seven or eight persons claiming it, hud no just cause of ex pansion last evening. The main floor of the hall was reserved tor those who were to ap pear in costume; the entire gallery and the floor under the north gallery for those who came to see. Under the hall were apartments that were brought into requisition for dressing rooms for the masqueraders. A substantial supper, gotten up by W. M. Thayer and J. G. Adams, was served in a room on the same floor with the dressing rooms. . The grand concert by Gilmore's Band of I Boston, commenced promptly at eight o’- j clock. The rich music of the Band was in deed a feast, both to those who could drink in : the sweet sounds with a heart attuned to the ; artistic, and those to whom classical music was a tangle of incomprehensible mysteries, but who could enjoy, even without the power of telling tlie reason, the “melody of sweet sounds." This, the preliminary and intro ductory portion of the evening’s entertain ment, contributed to the great delight of all, as indeed did the exquisite performances of tlie band during the entire evening. But as the hour of nine came the door of tlie hall opened to admit tlie masqueraders, who filed in pairs front the dressing rooms. As they passed around and encircled the hall, the gay throng presented a spectacle seen only once a year in this commuaity. The entire scene was novel and interesting in the ex treme. In the flashing splendors of the gas lights, the beholder was led to believe the nymphs before him were etherial inhabitants of fairy land. All nations and peoples were repre sented in the gay throng; strange companion ships were formed; extremes met last even ing if they never met before. The represen tative of tlie Emerald isle appeared to he en joying a social chat with a fair Spanish lass ; flower girls of striking beauty of face and form waltzed with club footed detnonds; an cient trappings of noblemen and warriors, who have long since slept in silence, were resur rcclioniztd and sported with tlie fair daugh ters of fashion; substantial and sensible looking Monarclis glided in the mazy dance with Elora Flimsies and butterflies of fashion, (not real butterflies of course, hut “in play”) ; “Figlu” and “Morning” joined hands most cordially. The comic element was conspicuous, rang ing from the jolly Irishman to the irresistible Yankee and representations of the ranktank erous pedler. The costume! were furnished l.y the well known Mrs. Vincent of the Boston Museum, and were rich and varied. We never saw better taste displayed in the selec tion of costumes. They were exceedingly ap propriate and seemed designed for the different individuals who filled them. There were historical costumes almost without number, pisturesque national dresses, the rich habit* worn in the reigns of llenri II. and Francis I., and the court dresses of Louis XVI and XV. Many of the ladies appeared in full hall dress, elegantly attired. Our list of char acter* will give an idea of the variety and richness of costumes. The ladies were dressed with great taste and elegance. We shall not attempt to par ticularise in this respect. If the fair reader of this morning's paper lays aside the sheet with a feeling of regret that her toilet which cost so much time in arranging was not spec ially mentioned, we must beg very humbly her pardon, for an impartial notice of the va riou« drosses would require space which we are forced to devote to other purposes. Bangor, Portland, Lewiston, Watcrville, Skowhegan, Gardiner, Ilallowell, and other sections, were represented on the floor. Precisely at eleven o’clock, the signal was given for unmasking, and at this point the excitement of the occasion was at its height, and the revelation made suprised and pleased those who participated in and also those who w'-o witnesses to the brilliant scene. Dane- 1 ing was then resumed and kept up until mid night, when supper was served. At two o'clock, at which time our report closes, the unmasked revelers are still wheeling in the giddy mazes with the prospect of keeping up the enjoyment for at least an hour longer. The ball was a perfect success, and will com- 1 pare favorably with the brilliant affair of last j winter. We append a list of the different characters, i Undoubtedly we have omitted some names, ' but are sure that we labored diligently to obtain a full list: I.AD1KS. Miss Lora Hay, Augusta, Nun. Miss Ada Piper, Augusta, Evening Star. Mrs. Burgess, Peasant Girl. Mrs. J. I). Dyer, Turkish Lady. Miss L. Piper, Augusta, Fancy Dress. Mrs. L. D. Hay, Augusta, Fancy Dress. Mrs. Hattie Jewell, Mexican Girl. Miss Lizzie Pillsbury, Augusta, Dancing Maid. Miss Isabel Dunn, No Name. MissJennieDunn, Augusta, Fancy Ball Dress. Elmer Furbusb, Child of the Kegiment. Miss Ida Cony, Augusta, Pocahontas. Miss Kalloch, Augusta, Fancy Ball Dress. Miss Abbie Pcttingill, Augusta. Spanish. Miss Sarah Clark, Hed Domino. Fanny Fern, Night. Miss Eliza Ballard, Starlight. Miss Carrie Dunn, Hunter's Daughter. Miss Etta Wellman, Gipsey Queen. Miss Addie Dunning, Augusta. Highland Girl. Miss Nellie Alden, Augusta, Fancy Dress. Mrs. Brickctt, Ball Dress. Miss Wilson, Domino. Mrs. Stevens, Lady Audlcy. Mrs. T. W. Smith, Boston, Fancy Dress. Mrs. C’. V. Smith, “ “ “ Miss Alice H. Smith. “ “ ** Miss Jennie Barton, Augusta, Domino. Miss Maggie Gafney, Flower Girl. Mrs. II. II. Percival, Waterville, Bo Peep. Mrs. W. B. Arnold, “ Normandy Peasant. Mrs. W. H. Lewis, I’ittston, White Domino. Miss Lizzie Vickery, Augusta, White Domino. Mrs. Macauber, No Name, Mrs. Ayer, Augusta, Fancy. Mrs. Heed, Domino. Miss Julia Evans, Gardiner, -Domino. Miss Foster, Gardiner, Know Flake. Mrs. Foster, Wintbrop, Seasons. Mrs. F. H. Sweat, Tamborine Girl. Mrs. Fuller, French Peasant. Mrs. F. H. Houghton, Polish Lady. Miss Kate Coover, Fire. Miss Annie Holland, Esmaldra. Miss Lizzie Morse, Fancy. Miss Hattie Pierce, Fancy Dress. Miss Margie Dickey, Morning Star. Mrs. C. McLaughlin, Augusta, Blue Domino. Miss A. Bessie, Augusta, Highland Lass. Miss Carrie Bessie, Augusta, Pheasant Girl. Mrs. Adams, Augusta, Queen of Folly. Miss Nellie Smith, Augusta, Domino. Mrs. Higgins, Portland, Bandits Daughter. Mrs. Libby. Portland, Fancy Skater. Miss Mary Kockwood. Augusta, Gipsey Girl. Miss Annie liovey, Vanity. Miss Ada Williams, Night. Miss Lizzie Hanks, Augusta, Ball Dress. Miss Ella Lancaster, Augusta, Ball Dress. Mrs. M. L. Kcynolds, Sidney, Bohemian Lady. Mrs. E. F. Beals, Cinderella. Mrs. Geo. Pillsbury, Augusta, Lord Filin’* Daughffr. Jennie Cunningham, Augusta, Queen of Night. Mrs. W. S. Hill, Augusta, Thalia. Miss Annie Goodrich, Augusta, Fancy Dress. Mrs. F. Smith, Marie de Medice. Mrs. Kilpatric, Scotch Girl. Mrs. P. Smith, Grey Domino. Mrs. Stackpole, Augusta, Stars and Stripes. Miss Abbie Turner, No Name. Carrie Perry, Fancy Dress. Miss Emma J. Thorn, Augusta, Fancy Dress. Mrs. Cleaves, Fancy Dress. Miss Addie Lawrence, Augusta, English Princess Mrs. Emeline Heed, Lowell, Domino. Miss Lizzie Gafney, Augusta, Pink Dress. Mrs. Allen Partridge, Augusta, Fancy Dress. Annie Soule, Freeport, Polish Lady. Nellie .Thayer, Pearl of Sevoy. Fannie Harris, Hed Hiding Hood. Emma Salford, Domino. _ Lottie Salford, Tambourine girl. Mrs. C. H. Safford, Domino. Eliza Kimball, Spanish girl. Addie Eaton, Fancy Dress. Mrs. C. G. Carleton, Evening Dress. Miss S. E. Pray, Fancy Dress. Mattie A. Adams, Norma, Mrs. C. J. Appleton, Fancy Ball Dress. Ella Albee, Morning Star. Mrs. Fannie Brooklins, Night. Mrs. Macomber, No Name. Gentlemex. Chas. F. Swan, Jr., Augusta, Domino. Joe. Carter, Portland, U. S. Navy. Frank Houghton, Augusta, Domino. Leslie A. Dyer, “ Spanish Matador. E. H. Doolittle, Boston, Matador. S. H. Fuller, Augusta, English Jockey, llenry Lancaster, Augusta, Monk. Frank Five, F. C. Dolliver, G. IV. Littlefield, E. F. Beal, Win. A. Smith, Domino. Joker. Fireman. Charles First. Don Csesar. 11. Washburne, Galena, 111., Black Domino. Horace Uowditch, Augusta, Domino. E. S. Nort roes, “ Koman Noble. W. H. Allen, Bath, Domino. 1\ \V. Cole, V'assalhoro’, Capt. Jenks. F. H. Houghton, Portland. ) Saw Dust Jas. E. Fallon, “ j Brothers. F. A. Swett, Portland, Shoo Flv. K. 11. Burry, Augusta, English Sailor. Eben Perkins, “ Jockey. II. 11. Pcrcival, Waterville, Domino. C. H. Saftbrd, Augusta, Our American Cousin. C. A. Lombard, Augusta, White Domino. G. A. Barstow, Portland, Folly. 11. A. Covell, “ Geo. Warren, “ White Domino. J. A. Saunders, Augusta, Turkish Domino. J. W. Saunders, “ Jack of Hearts. Nervy Flagg, “ Sky Blue Pink. F. II! Scruton, “ Sterling Spool Cot ton. W. C. Palmer, Gardiner, Domino. Geo. M. Ray, Boston, Paddy Miles. C. O. Morton, Augusta, Clown. D. W. Craig, Readfleld Opt. Jenks. C'has. Anderson, Waterville, King Charles. E. S. Farnsworth, Boston, Franciscan Monk. A. W. Thayer, Augusta, Mexican. H. C. Lewis, Portland, Mrs. Higginbottom’s little boy. 11. A. Brick, Augusta, Charles Second. Geo. M. Howard, “ Fireman. S. W. Fairfield, “ Red Domino. Stewart McDavid, Augusta, Italian Brigand. Al. Philhrick, Gardiner. Jonathan Snooks. George Junes, Augusta, Knight of Maltu. A. C. Rutherford, C. 11. Brookings, Chas. F. Ayer, N ose. J. G. Adams, Domino. American Navy. The Lord only Iago. John 11. Taylor, Augusta, King Charles. C. L. Boothby, Augusta, F'ireuian. P. S. lloothhy. Portland, Charles the Second. Frank Knowlton, Augusta. Thu Coming Man. Geo. E. Nason, Augusta, King Charles. A. D. Riggs, Augusta, Blue Domino. Thomas Smith, Boston, Fancy Dress. Will. Hayward, Sidney, Winter. Frank R. Partridge, Augusta, Under the Gas Light. Allen Partridge, Augusta, Pink Domino Prince. 'Vankce. Scotish Highlander. Spanish Musketeer. Turkish Costume. E S. Soule. F. O. J. Bodge, A. L. Smith, VV. E. Lynn, H. Phllbrick, _w_ Ralph Kinsman, Augusta, Domino. James Conner, “ Capt. Jenks. Geo. Pierce, “ Grecian Bend. C. G. Carhton, Waterville, Nix Ctpm Rouse. W. A. Cobh, Nevada, Boy from Washoe. Win. Ross, Jr., Portland, Fun Alive. G. Batehelder, Portland. Comus. Daniel White, Bangor, Count Gamagotf. S. Farnsworth, Worcester, Mass., Domino. NOTICE TO MEMBERS. Extra copies of any issue of the Daily Kexice hkc Journal may be obtained by giving orders therefor to the Carrier, Master James Ui-un^stiN son, the day previous. Prices you Extra Copies : Any number of copies less than ten, four cents per copy. Ten copies and less than fifty, three cents pi icopy. Kilty copies and over, two cents per copy. The Reporters in each Mouse will give an; mpar tiai abstract of the remarks of members. Ucutle men desiring the remarks of members pubiisned in full, will be accommodated with space, the only ex pense to them being that of putting the same in type. PEOPLE have bet-n so humbugged with dirty, puiavnoua hair preparations, that they hail with de light the new article styled Nature’s Hair Re storative. Clear as crystal, and il does the work most effectually. Sec advertisement. fHarrirti. In Hath, 13th lust., Francis II. Morse to Mit»s LouiHe A. Curtis, both of Bath. Dirt. In Hath, 21 -t int-t., Alice L., twin (laughter of Charles 15. ami Sarah E. Davis, aged 1 month 15 dave. S, W. HUNTINGTON & CO., Wholesale Dealers la GENTS’ FURNISHING GOODS! 190 Water Street, AUGUSTA, MX!. 84 Devonshire St., BOSTON, MASS. S. W. Huntington, N. I Huntington* Benj. Huntington, (has. H. Mason. t2Sfcb-ly_ _ State Valuation Commission. LL persons interested in Wild Lands are re quested to give this Commission information as to their relative value at au early day—not later than March 5th. Per order. SETH SCAMMAN. Chairman. Augusta, Feb. Slat, W70. f22feb-10in HAIR MATTRESSES AKE HADE OVER AS GOOD AS NEW', AT Wheeler’s Upholstery Booms, ON STATE STREET, Augusta, Mo. Augurta. Sept. 21. ls*:o. 3!)tt Hotel Notice. 1MIE Gardiner Hotel having been thor oughly repaired, and entirely new fur nished, will be opened Wednesday. I>ec. 15th. OLIVER C. ROLLINS. Oardmer, Dec. M, 18»»U. tljauTo tf Great Bargains at WELLS’ ft, FURNITURE ROOMS, Water Street, Augusta, Me. A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF NEW AND SEC OND HAND Which will be 60ld at very low rates for CASH. We also keep the beat stock of Walnut Caskets and Coffins, And COMMON COFFINS of all kinds, and the best trimming*, with Plates engraved to order, and have lately added an asbortment ol ROBES OF ALE KINDS, All of which will be sold as low as at any establish ment in the State. C. R. A H. U. WELLS. _22 tf__ Pure Drugs & Chemicals FOR SALE At the Lowest Hates ! TOILET AIITICLBS, FRENCH, ENGLISH, & DOMESTIC SOAPS, CAMPHOR ICE, Dentifrices, English Cold Cream, Oou dray’s Coametique and Pomade, Bay Bum, German and Domestio Cologne, Hair Oils, Dressings, Restorers and Dyes, Perfumery, Sachet Bags, Toilet Powders, Moth and Freolue Lotions, Camelia Balm, Laird’s Bloom of Youth, Hagan’s Magnolia Balm, Barnes* Mag nolia Water, Shaving Cream and Soaps, Shaving Brushes, Razor Strops, Nail Files and Cleaners, Tweezers, Hand Mirrors, Dressing Cases, PUFF BOXES, IVORY, TORTOISE SHELL, f HORS Dressing and Pocket Combs, FINE COMBS, Nail, Tooth, Hair, Hat, and Clothes BriTJSIIES ! Thermometer*. Work Baxes, PORTE MONNAIES, Pocket and Bill Books! Feather Dusters, FAINT & WHITEWASH BRUSHES, SPONGES * CHAMOIS SKINS! Cigar Cases, Cigars and Tobacro, Humphrey's Homeopathic Specifics, Welcome's and Fitch's Remedies, niul all the popular Patesit Medicines, Pure Drugs, Chemicals & Family Medicines, FrosiH Freascd Herbs, NEATS* FOOT, Lard, Sperm, Olire, and Kerosene OTTaft, <*30., (Be. ag-Call and examine, and yon will find PRICES EXTREMELY LOW. Physician's Prescriptions carefully compounded from pure Medicines at all hours of the day and night. A. C. DANA, ■Mus-s-int ansi Apothecary, Successor to J. P. Decking, No. 7 Union Block Water Street, Augusta, Mo. Iy47 Keen s Celebrated English Mustard, And STICKNfcV A l’OOli’6 IN BULK. IMPORTED OI.iVF. AND SAL A1) OILS, for ash low bv l’itl Tltcoinb A Dorr. BY TELEGRAPH! — TO THE — Daily Kennebec Journal. [By the Western Cnion Line—Offices Granite Bank Building and the State House.] i FORTY-FIRST CONGRESS. _ EROM WASHINGTON. i Washington. Feb. 22. Sfnate. The credentials of Messrs. Far row and Wliitney. Senators elect from Geor gia, were presented and after discussion, mo tion of reference to the Judiciary Committee i was withdrawn to allow Mr. Conliling to j make a speech on the 15th Amendment. Mr. Drake objected to the reception of the credentials, on the ground of informality— they being signed only by the Governor of , Georgia. Hills and resolutions were reported author izing the Northern Pacific Kail road Co. to make good the deficiencies in its land grants by taking an equal qnnntity within a limit of ten miles; authorizing the sale of certain government land in Springfield, Mass., and for tiie reform of the civil service. The lat ter being the same introduced by Mr. Seurz in December. It provides for an examining board of nine Commissions with a salary of Sd.ouO, holding office eight years, who shall examine all applicants for positions in the civil serjice; except She Judges and Clerks of Supreme Court, heads of departments, foreign ministers, Senate and House officers, and women are to be eligible to offices, equal | iv with men. Adjourned. House. Mr. Bingham of Ohio, for the | Judiciary Committee, reported that there i was no sufficient evidence against Busteed, ! and asked to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject. Discussion followed. Messrs. Eldridge of Wisconsin, asked leave to submit a minority report, but Mr. Butler of Mass., objected Messrs. Braman of Michigan. Kerr of Indiana, McCreary of Iowa, and Potter of New York were appointed as additional to the Committee on Elections, making the whole number 15. A bill was passed extending the benefits of the Homestead law to children of deceased soldiers. Foreign Nows by Cable. Rome, Feb. 22. The discussion on the question of papal in falibility is expected to be opened in Koman icul Council some time this week. Among the ecclesiastic expelled from Rome, there are said to have been several Ameri cans. P ait is, Feb. 22, At a meeting of the shareholders of the French Cable Co., yesterday, the agreement with the Anglo American, Atlantic & New j Y ork an,i New Eundlund & London Te legraph, looking to economy of expense of business, was unanimously approved, and the directors were authorized to arrange with the French government in regard to their exclusive rights, so as to give perfect reciprocity to the United States. The preliminiary examination of the per sons arrested during the riot troubles have been ended. One hundred and eight were unconditionally discharged; 125 were held to appear before the court, and 150 were kept under arrest for conspiracy against the State and the life of the Emperor. >1. Chevaudier da Valdrome. Minister of Interior, submitted to the Emperor and Leg islative bodies a report favoring the decentral ization of the executive ministration. The Corps Legislatif lias referred it to a com mittee consisting of M. Barnot Guizot and Provost Paradoi. The Journal official pub lishes a list of the persons appointed to re vise and modify the administration regulations throughout the empire, on the suggestions made by the Minister of Interior, and was approved by the Emperor. Among the names on the list were those of M. M. Benert, I)azy, Dismarcts, Guillane, Guizot, and Prevost Parallel. In the Corps Lcg!slatif the debate on the interpallation regarding the domestic policy of the government was continued. The Count I)aru, on the point of the min istry replied to the speech delivered yester day by Jules Favrc, pronounced against the demand for the dissolution of the Chamber, and declared that the government desired to maintain peace at home and abroad, and to lay the foundations of parliamentary govern ment. The Emperor had manifested a will to follow a liberal policy if discord arose be tween the chambers and the ministry. The Emperor must decide, and the Ministry would respect his will, The speech of the Minister was read with enthusiastic cheers and the debate terminated with a vote of 23l> in favor to IS against the Ministry. London. Feb. 22. A company has been formed here to build a dry dock for Malta. Munich. Feb. 22. It is feared that Prince Wohenlohe will re tire from public life. In view of the many shocking* accidents caused by Petroleum laws have been pro jected for subjecting it, to still severe tests. A bill will soon be brought before Parliament looking to this end. Madrid, Feb. 22. A determined contest is anticipated in the Cortes, over the adoption of the new consti tution of Porto Hico. It is feared the dis pute will lead to erupturc of understanding between the parties in the Cortes. New York Itoms. New York, Feb. 22. John Reynolds the murderer of Townsend, was convicted of murder in the first degree. Sentence was deferred till to-morrow. Business to-dav was generally suspended. The bank and stock exchange were closed. Mass Temperance Meeting. Bath, Feb. 22. lit conformity with the recommendation of the Congressional Temperance Society, a mass temperance meeting was held at the Winter Street Church this evening, under the direction of the pastors of the evangelical churches of the city. Karnest and stiring addresses were made, urging Christian effort as well as prohibitory legislation, in behalf of the temperance cause. Miscellaneous Items. Montreal, Feb. 22. The severe storm yesterday, blocked the trains in every direction. The Portland trains with the Knglish mails is not expected Indore Wednesday or Thursday. Halifax, Feb, 22. The troop ship Orontes which h it this port for llngland, two day* before the City of Boston, arrived after a passage of 12 days. She encountered fearful weather, and all the horse* of the 16th regiment perished. The news east a gloom over Halifax. The safety of the City of Boston is almost despaired of. Washington, Feb. 22. Copies of the diplomatic correspondence on Cuban affairs between Minister Sickles and Sitvela, the Spanish Minister of State, were transmitted to the House to-day and referred to Committee on foreign affairs. Yesterday being Washington's birthday, business was suspended in Boston and New York, consequently we have no market re 1 ports this morning. A CARD! Dr. Farrar 18 STATE STREET First House South of the Augusta liouse, Augusta, Me. Lntc Resident Physician and Surgeon of Hartford, Ct,and for eleven years a general practitioner in | the cities of New York and Brooklyn, lias opened i for practice in Augusta, at his office rooms, 1* .State j Street, ltd house south of the Augusta House, where he may be consulted for a month prior to his visit to Rangor and his return to Hartford, Conn. DR FARRAR has for ninny years given exclu sive attention to CHRONIC or long-standing dis eases. No physician has had greater sucwessTn the treatment of diseases peculiar to women and chil dren. A CARD TO THE LADIES. Hartford, Ct., Feb. 1. 1870. Having for nearly two years been an assistant to Dr. Farrar of Hartford, in the treatment o» “dis eases peculiar to women,” 1 have had opportunities of judging, and can te tify to the Doctors indicate manner of conducting hi# examinations ana 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, careiul and judicious medical adviser, I never knew. Mrs. E. CH ANDLER WHEELER. AF" By permission the Doctor refers to many ot the leading physicians in the country, and to scores of the most prominent citizens of'HartfoiU, New York, New Haven and vicinity. N. B. Mrs. Die. Farrar, the Medical Lec Tt'RKR to Women, is always in attendance during office hours for Ladies. Office hours from 9 to 12 M., 2 to 5 I*. M-. and from 7 to 9 P. M. AF* He makes no charge for consultation. tofeb£w7*lm In Bankrnptry. THUS is to give notice : That on the eleventh day of February, A. D. INTO, a warrant in Bank ruptcy was issued against the estate of Henry A. Ford,’of W'a Ido boro’, in the Coun;yof Lincoln, and State of Maine, who hurt been adjudged a Bank rupt on his own Petition; that the payment of any debts and delivery of any property belonging to such Bankrupt, to him, or for his use. and Lite transfer of any property by him are forbidden by law ; that a meeting of the creditors ot the said Bankrupt, to prove their debts, and to choose one or more assignees of his estate, will be held at a Court of Bankruptcy, to be holdcu at Wiscasset. in said District, at the office of tin* Clerk of the Courts, before Peter Thacher, Esq., Register, on the fourth day of March, A. D. 1870. at .‘I o’clock P. M. LHANDER WEEKS, Dep. U. S. Marshal as Messenger. ttlfeb&wlw WM. CAGE, Maehtiiint ami Manufacturer of CIRCULAR SAW MILLS, SHINGLE MACHINES, CLAPBOARD AND LATH MACHINES, CYLINDER BOARD PLANERS, AND CLAPBOARD PLANERS. — ALSO, — GRANT'S PATENT EXCELSIOR MACHINES Maii** to the faction of Customer*. Job Work •lone to order. IVM. GAGE, West End Kennebec Dam, trtr Ai crm. mk. Dockendorff & Co., Lima A C’ulluo, I’oru, Importers and Wholesale and Retail Dealers in 6ENERAL MERCHANDISE, anil Naval Contractors. Exchange Bought and Sold. Advances made ! on Consignments and for Ship’s Disbursements. Re ference* i Messrs. Walsii A Carvkk, New York. ** F. H. Lovell A Co., Bask ok London, Mexico A S. A., Lima. Sres. Biaschi IIebmasos v Ca, “ New York Offlce, : : 118 JOHN STREET. dee*2‘j- m Oysters! Oysters! Oysters! Try Them ! Try Then. / yi-E receive our Ovsters fresh tYom this ship at Portland and open them ourselves, and yon get them fresh from the shell. You will also find at our market a good supply of Fresh Fifth, Belfast Clams, Smoked Halibut. Prime !%o. I Mackerel, j and a general assortment of Suit and Corned Fifth 1 Cushing & Holmes, Near Railroad Bridge. WATER ST., t!0feb-3m .MVGIST.M, JftJE, LAST SENSATION! Great Closing Sale -of Ladies' Furs and Robes, -at Wh.oolcr’8, ■■ Gox'ciUxer. rNOW offer my entire stock of LADIES* FURS and ROBES at let- than cost to manufacture. Parties who wish to buy within the next two years, and who wish to sa\L money should not fail to Improve this «Jit CAT CLOSING SALE for I am going to SELL regardless of cost. Remember the Places Opposite the Post Offlce, GARDINER. ME. M. L. WHEELER, ljan702mdAw Successor to Hathaway Wheeler CHRISTMAS — AND — New Year’s Presents. My friends, make your home beautifril. How shall we do it ? Why, buy one of those unrivalled BCRDETT CELESTE ORGANS. Where can they be found ? Found in every variety of style at JOHN C. HAYNES & CO.’S. 33 Court Street, Boston, Mo... ly 11 M. G. BROOKS, DEALER IN HARDWARE, STOVES, Nalls, Glass, Pomps, POCKET AND TABLE CTTLERT, Ac., No. 8 Union Block, Water Street, Al ttUSTA, MAINE. Custom work done to order anil with dispatch. Augusta, May -JO, lSGti. THE HORTOH “COOK STOVE I For Durability, Ease of Management, Economy, and Ventilation of the Oven, THIS STOVE IS UNSURPASSEDI All Mips-roil, OH WOOD KVKill STOUi IVAH1UNTEIII Pur aide by E. D. NOltCBOSS, 37tf tout Agent, Augusta, me. FBEEMANS NATIONAL BANK! IT. S. ISoiVIJS, Coin, Coin Drafts & Coupons Bought and Sold ou favorable terms. J. l'. AW A.MM, Cashier. Au^UbtA. Julv 11. __ To be Lot. ML A HOl'M: with U S'"*d rooms, corner oi I A Winthrop and Wilder streets. 1 iliuL \'tidy to j Jun. 1870. tjant-tf WM T. JOHNSON | Titcomb’s Aromatic Tonic Elixir! i i ND all the other POPULAR MEDICINES toi A eale low at TITCOMB A IXiHIPS latl Mil C STORE. Remnants! Remnants! JUST RECEIVED BY Barton & Russell, «,000 Yards IN REMNANTS, OF BROWN COTTONS! In tho following widths: 3-4, 4-4, 9-8, 9-4, 10-4. The above Goods arc the production of the well-known Androscoggin MIIIn, And will be sold From 3 to 12\ Cfs. per yd. UNDER VB1CF. Barton k RnssclI. August*, Fi b. 19, 1S70. ___ filfeb-tf For Sale. A. I.nrgp Two Story I louw, Ell untl Otitbulldlnige, With 3 acres of band, (biclr located on Bangor Street, Augusta. Thi- lb n nice residence to l>e sold on Very Eauy Term*. Apply to Mrs. If. F. Rioae, on the premises. t2iii*b-rr ('oiler Si Gardiner, 143 Water Street, SUCCESSOR TO CHAS. E. COLLER, , WHOLESALE DEALERS IN Saddlery Hardware! Harness Leather, SADDLES, WHIPS, BROSHES, CURBYCOMBS HORSE BLANKETS, Made on ukmade, Halters, Surcingles, Bells, Travelling and Shopping Bag* S Dog Collars, Grass & Wool Mats, &c., &c., &c. They are now putting iu and keep constantly on haml the largest and be?t selected stock ot all goods iu the above line in the city, and are resolved to make it tor the interest of the people to buy of them. Coller & Gardiner, 143 WATER STREET, Manufacturers of H ar nesses - BUGGY, GOAC If AM> TEAM. Of all clast-es and prices. Gold and Silver Plate. English Covered, Japan and common white mount* ing«, which they propose to sell as low as the low est and warrant their work to give perfect satis faction. They also manufacture for their wholesale and retail trade, * TRUNKS, VALISES, CARPET BAGS, SHAWL STKAPS, All style* and sixes, neat and fresh from thei fSutorv at 143 Water Street, and made to stand travel—lettered with initials and delivered in any part of the city without extra charge. Harnesses and Trunks repaired neatly, promptly and at small charges. 143 WATER STREET, Opposite Cony House, AUGUSTA, MAINB. tiojan-U'_ Great Improvement in Artificial Teeth. DR. SNELL INSERTS Til th ou RrmiKU by » l« prorata, l« which the plata in nmilw n- thin as « inotidHo. liasc ; at the name time the plate in flexible, anil less liable tu break. ... . , . Tills mode insures likewise the certainty of a perfect tit. , . . .. . . Having purchased the ejcehunre ruikt to use this mode in Kennebec county. 1 shall he happy to show its peculiar advantages to any one w ho needs arti Ilcial teeth. 09 Winthrop Street. Augusta, Jan. it-tli, la’O. tiSjan-flw *3w6 CONY HOUSE, iniruK uriiKtsr, AUGUSTA, 3XAIIVE. 'IMIIS new Hotel affords accommodations that no l other one doe* in the city to the travelling corn inanity, being located in this CENTRE OF BUSINESS, and vtrjf near the Defect. The travelling public may be assured that no pains will be spared to meet all their wants, and with the assistance of Mu. Tlknek. late of the Augusta House, we hope to merit a shave of the public patronage. C ounce tad with this House is a First Class Livery Stable! (i. A. & II. COM, fropridor*. tlijanAwftf \ Lar;;r ami Well-selected AsmrtMiosf •• Wallets, Bill & Pocket Books, | In Morocco and Calf, tor »»l« low by 1 pstf txtcome a DOBH.