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minutely to as<. rtnin if they were duplicated, 1, „ the 'first thought was. that the making up „f ••printer's form" would answer for the whole batch, and I am yet dls-ahused o? the thought. It i« unquestionably title tnAt tlld special Irh nils of these Seminaries hope l>y R inCtcK-mjl-hctcm, hot? i'll tiek7c‘y*ut*eitr-poi •cg." to engineer the whole hit through this le gislature. It Is rtf this "log-rolling” proc ess that complaint is made. I am optioned to the appropriation contem plated by tlie Hesolve. because it is not in harmony with that *‘e<|tinl justice” which promise's “the greatest good to the greatest number.” We have more than 4,000 school district* to meet the wants of two hundred and twenty-six thousand scholars. Of these two hundred and twenty-three thous md must learn to read write at id "cipher.” begin, and com pi etc their education in the district school. Ot the numberot school houses nearly halt are spine deforming‘*7 by it” affairs, which in ventila tion. light, warmth or comfort, would he to tally inadequate to the requirements for a re spectable pig-pm. Vet in these very hot houses of eottsu mptwn some 100,000 of our children must acquire all the education they ever possess. In our cities and wealthy vil lages. w ith their palatial school houses, hut little is known of the rough-hewn, and awk wardly arranged school rooms in the rural dis tricts. To put even these within the rerfeh ot our children, has required an expenditure ot *2,li»,000. To give our children the advantages which these afford hut 0-25 of the year, we assess ourselves 87T1.000, and thi n are accused of being unfriendly to the cause of education it ■we demure at appropriating what little money we may have left to endow higher schools, which arc practically closed to 989 in every 3000 of our scholars. With a National, State, and Town debt of more than $77 to every man. woman and child in the State, if ever we were railed upon to practice rigid economy, and to he* just before we are generous, it is at the present time. Kegardlng it as the safer course on all ques tions of doubtful policy to give my constitu ents the benefit of that doubt, 1 shall vote in the negative on this, and all siinilarquestions. Aside from this. 1 believe that educational progress is passing that point where these in termediate institutions can he ot use as step ping stones from the district school to the college., and that we arc nearing the time when, by a more equitable distribution of the school money, better and more commodiously constructed school houses-—when, by better teachers trained to their work in Normal Schools—when. I>y a la tter system ot classifi cation, new and jmproved modes of instruc tion—when, by a uniformity of text books— when, by efficient school officers and self supporting home high schools, the common and intermediate advantages tor an education are becoming in harmony with, and within reach of the children of the people at their homes. Influenced by these considerations. 1 can not consent to vote tire people s money, where practically it benefits hut 1,500 families out ot 140,000, or educates hut one pupil in ninety, in the State. Senate. I'niuAV. Feb. 12j. Met accordm-i to adjournment. Prayer by Hev. Mr. Root of Gardiner. Records read and approved. Papers from the House disposed of in con currence. On motion of Mr. Coi.i.ins. from Committee on Claims, the vote whereby .Sidney Cook was given leave to withdraw Ids petition to be released from certain claims in the I .and office, was reconsidered, and petition reterred to the Committee on State Hands ami State Hoads. Mr. Nkai.lbt, chairman of the Committee on State Reform School, reported in full, giv ing an account of the recent visit to that insti tution. They recommend an appropriation of lylf.OdG lor the ensuing year. Report and resolve accompanying, laid on’tlie table to be printed. Mr. Ui rru.u. from the Committee on Kdu eation, on order relating to an appropriation lor the Maine Journal of Education, reported legislation inexpedient. On motion of Mr. Cushing, hill an act to incorporate the Sc bee Railroad Company was laid on the table and ordered to be printed. On motion of Mr. Cushing, bill an act for the consolidation of certain railroads was taken fr to ’ ■ i U»le and Thursday of next week as signed for its further consideration. Mr. Cukavks moved a reconsideration of the vote whereby an act for the perservation of fish in toe towns of Hiram and Porter was passed to be engrossed, and ottered an amend ment. Passed to be engrossed as amended. Rill an act to prevent damages from defec tive highways came up on its passage to be j engrossed, on motion of Mr. I.ixn-i.v was, amended, and thus passed to be engrossed. On ne tion of Mr. Ease an act amendatory ' of an act relating to drainage was tabled. Hill an act to incorporate the Ship Pond Steam Navigation Company, was taken from : the table on motion of Mr. Mavo. who moved an amendment, and the hill as amended was laid on the table to be printed. titan ana assijnta—ucMmr in iu»<n ui Wilton Acalemy; an act tu incorporate the j liangor Insurance Company; an act to make valid the doings ot the town of lJiieks port; resolve in favor of the* town of llutks j»ort; an act to incorporate the Kennebec Saving? Hank: an act to prevent the throw ing oi slabs and other refuse into tin* waters oi Mou?am river in the town of Kcnnnebunk : an act lo authorize the Congregationa 1 i.-1 Church in Kenduakcag to sell their title to the flap list Meeting House in rotid town; an act to make valid the doings of the town of Farmingditle; an act to incor porate the Gardiner Ice Company; an act to authorize Gilbert Longfellow to erect fl*h w eirs in tide w aters of Jonesboro’, at Shorey's I-land; an act to regulate the liking of pick erel from PatUes’ pond, in Winslow; an act to amend the charter of the Thomaston Fire Inuaurauce Company; resolve abating the State tax of the town of Castine; resolve in aid of constructing a road across Indian ] uwTj»!iij' in \\ a-mr.gtor. ( ounty. 1‘atttd to be einjroited—An act tu incorpor ate the St mson High School and Library A» rociati'in: resolve in aid of building a bridge over Kish Stream in Island Kalis plantation; an act to change the names of certain per sons: an act to change the name of Lugene W. Libby; an act to change the names of certain persons; resolve in aid of opening a road through parts of Crystal and island Kalis plantation, in Sherman: an act to change the nanu s of certain persons; resolve in aid o! building a bridge in plantation Mo. 11, li. 1, County of Aroostook ; resolve in aid of build ing u bridge uver Leaver Dam lirook in Island Kalis plantation; resolve in favor of Moses Kerry; an act to change the name of the Skowhcgan and liluumfield Village Cor poration to the Skowbegan Village Corpora tion; hill an act to incorporate tlte Hucksport Savings Hank ; an act to legalize the doings ot the Kir-t 1‘arish in Bethel; an act to incor porate thoCorinna Kire Insurance Company ; an am to establish certain rules in the con struction of Statutes; resolve concerning debt contracted by the State, prior lo Intis!; an act for the preservation of tish in the town of Hiram. 1‘j.seed to be enacted—An act to authorize Kdward Hilton tu build a tisli ivier in the tide water* of l’igeou Hill Hay in the town of Steu ben ; an act to promote the improvement ol the navigation of tin Kennebec river; an act to incorporate the Mechanic Kails Savings Hank; an act to incorporate, the Sebei Lake Slate Company; an act lo authorize llv city of Bangor to aid the Bangor Watei Hutrof Co.; »n ait to establish certain rulei for the construction of statutes; an act ti regulate the hiking of fivli from Aides strean in Cortona; uu act to change tin name of tin Mojsch.-ad Lake Hallway Company; an uci to amend the charter of -aid Company; at act "ivinito tin-inhabitants of that part u Scarhoro' ann. xcd to Gorham their po-tion o money paid by the State to SrarWh*' ttmWr net of 1808; an net to amend sctN 10 ami 12 of chap. 3 of the neWted Statutes, relating to (lie clioi-e of highway surveyors; an act to enable tbe city of Bangor to extend further aid to the ltangor and Piscataquis Ilailroad j f’dmpany; an act to incorporate the Madison i Manufacturing Company; hilt an act relating So the Supreme Judicial Conrt and to pay certain expenses of the Justices thereof; bill an act to amend chap. r> of sec. 48 of the He vised Statutes, relating to Kailroads; bill an act amendatory of an act establishing the times of holding the several terms of the Su preme Judicial Court in the county of Han cock. approved Feb. 28. 1867 ; an net to au thorize the building of a dyke or dam across llraneli Stream in Addison. Finally passed—llesolve in favor of Paul Taber; resolve granting land to Francis Al bert, Jr. Tbe question on the division of the town of Westbrook came up, the Senator from Cum berland having the floor. Mr. Lank, said lie proposed to detain the Senate but a few moments. He proceeded to I continue in explanation of the items in the majority report. For Ihe next two genera i tions Portland must not have any portion of Westbrook. The only grievance manifest to j the committee is the inconvenience arising | from so many voters gathering at tine place in town meeting. For this reason it lor no j other tile town ought to be divided. The [ statement that money was used to obtain pe titioners carries no w eight. Let each ease stand on its own merits. The minority report is a very respectable one. They state tirst the natural resources of the town. There is a great diversity of interest ! among the inhabitants of the different sections 1 of the town. As regards valuation and popu lation the two reports agree, j Now as to the expenses of a division. There I is not such a difference in tin- reports as I should give much weight in the decision. ' The line of division is a natural one, the l’rc sumpseott river. The town as it now stands, ; lias no focal center, as regards social or man j ufneturing privileges. Then are no coni i molt sympathies or aims among the inhabi tants of the town. It was admitted by one of the leading re monstrants that the question of division was only a question of time, tiie present move ment is only premature. Isn't this a strong argument for the petitioners? It certainly is. Why should an exception be made in the ease of Westbrook? It is given as nnnrgumont that Westbrook should not bo divided because it is a great and rich town. These are the very strongest reasons why it should be divided. We ask you to do a thii g we believe to lie just and expedient, and for the interest of all. If necessary, amend the 7th section to make | it more acceptable. I All. IIUI.I.AMI .'.1111 IIV HUM AVilM-VI* A"”"" a cum; during the last twenty years where a division of a town had lieen for the interests I of those concerned. Referred to Ilailowell. Yarmouth and Lisbon ns example*. If West brook i* too large fora town let them petition j for a charter and become a city. Mr. Xkai.i.kv would he willing to leave the | matter of government to towns. If lie was an I inhabitant of the town he would certainly be l opposed to division. With so large a number ! of voters it is strange that not more names were obtained upon the petition. Thinks we ought not to grant the petition. .Mr. l.iMist t thinks the opposition to divi sion is predicted upon the idea that it division is allowed, two small, weak towns will be i formed. The importance and value of a town is more to lie estimated by the character of those who live in it. A town is not a body I having a soul, it is simply a corporation to : give those living in it conveniences for trans I acting their business. For this purpose this town ought to be divided. It is too large and unwieldy. There is not another town in the State containing lx square miles with so much wealth and so many interests as Westbrook. If divided they will both be large, influential and prosperous towns, each one having an in terest common to themselves. Are we to as sume that G.'4 voters do not know what they want and need when they ask for incorpora tion into a town ? Mr. Wkbb said: In closing this protracted debate, I ask the privilege of briefly noticing a few points made by my colleague and by the Senator from Cumberland, (Mr. Lane). My colleague seems to have made up his mind to divide Westbrook beforehand, and therefore continues to argue upon certain point*, and continually tries to sustain certain allegations set forth by the petitioners, when X have shown from undisputed testimony, tuktn under oath, that these points and allega tions were not sustained before the committee, tint were completely overthrown. Now all I have to say is. that there are none so deaf as those who will not hoar, and none so blind as those who will not see. marks of' yesterday stated that ‘'the Remon strance was not seen before the committee.” And from that statement endeavors to con strue the circumstance against the remon strants. I am glad the Senator has alluded to this. I wanted to refer to this circumstance very much in my remarks of yesterday, but 1 concluded not to. for I did not wish to im peach the honesty of any one. but as the Hon. gentleman has brought the matter to notice, 1 propose to state the facts and leave each one to conclude for himself how much capital the petitioners have made by an allusion to the subject. The principal remonstrance of about 700 names, was introduced in the House, came up to the Senate and referred to the Commit tee on Division of Towns in concurrence. The Secretary of the Senate deposited the same in its proper place, and before he had time to place it in the hands of the Commit tee, to me one had taken it away. And now, Mr. President, who do you sup pose took this remonstrance? Did a friend or foe ? Let us see. When the time for the hearing came the remonstrants very naturally wanted their ammunition with which to fight the battle. If any one of them, or one of their friends had had it, it would have been return ed in time for use, but it failed to make its appearance. What is the conclusion to be drawn ? Under these circumstances the hearing could not proceed ; at this juncture of affairs, the counsel for petitioners seeing the dilem ma in which his over anxious backers bad placed themselves, said that he would admit that every voter in Westbrook, west of the proposed line of division, would sign a remon strance if presented to them, and with this confession we proceeded with the hearing. I)n motion of Mr. Hi m m, the question on the substitution of the minority report for the .majority report of the committee, was taken ; by yeas and nays with the following result: i Vfvs—Messrs. Holster, llufliiin, Cushing. Uibbs, Kingsbury, Lane, Lindsey, Metcalf, Minot, Morse, Torrey—11. Nays—Messrs. Hock, Carvill, Cleaves. French, Fuller, (iarcelon, (Iray, Holland. Hanson. Lang, Mayo, Noalloy, Reed, Rob erts, Holfe. Talbot, Webb—17. So the Senate refused to substitute the minority report for the majority report. The majority report granting the petition- [ ers leave to withdraw was then adopted. t)n motion of Mr. Mouse, Adjourned. House. FituiAY, Feb. go. i No Chaplain present. . Papers from the Senate disposed of in con , eurrence. It end and attigntd—An act to establish the salarb s of certain county officers in the coun ity of Cumberland; an act to incorporate die North Anson Savings Hank; an act additional , to chap. 48 of tile Revised Statutes, concern ing manufactures; an act to authorize cities and towns to aid in promoting manufactures itherein. Report of the Committee on Division of Towns, reporting leave to withdraw on peti tion of N. S. Allen el als., of Kdwards, to he set olf from said town to Dennysville, came from the Semite, and was tabled oil motion of Mr. Wasson. Bill an act to amend see. 12.'i of the law* of ISiy.l, relating to the sale of milk, passed to he engrossed by the House, came from the Sen ate indefinitely postponed. Tabled on motion of Mr. Tni'BLoroit. BUI an act to abolish capital punishment, l refused a passage hv the House, came from the Senate amended, and passed to he en grossed. Mr. Fabwell offered amendment "H."pro I viding for the execution of those who commit murder while confined in prison, and on motion of the same gentleman this anu nd ment svith that of the Senate, were ordered to ; be printed. Bill an act additional to chap. 3 of the Re I vised Statutes, relating totown treasurersanil | collectors, came from the Senate, that branch i insisting upon its former vote, passing the j same to be engrossed, and proposing a cotn 5 mittee of conference. On motion of Mr. IIinks, the House insist ed on its vote, and concurred in the proposed committee, and the Speaker appointed on the part of the House. Messrs. IIinks. Barker and Stover to serve as the Committee. Mr. Braavn, by leave, laid on the table to lie printed, hill aii act to Increase the compen 1 sation of members of the Legislature, i Mr. Dahi.inu. by leave, presented resolve | in favor of I’atten Academy, which was re ! ferreil to the Committee on Education. Mr. Minks, presented petition of Theodore | C. Woodman et 70 als., citizens of Bucksport, ' for anu*iulnu*nt of law regulating river and interior waters, which was referred to the Committee on Interior Waters. Mr. Chase of Woodstock, presented peti tion of A. C. Dennison et 45 als., in aid of Portland and Oxford Central Railroad Cor poration, which was referred to the Commit tee on Railroads. Ways and Bridges. Mr. .Junes presented petition of A. O. Noyes et als., of Norway, for an appropriation to Norway Literary Institute, which was referred to the Committee on Education. Mr. Joruan of Minot, presented the peti tion of l). B. Dwinal et !>2 ills., of the town ol Minot, for an act to allow said town to cre ate a sinking fund for the payment of their town debt, which was referred to the Judicia ry Committee. On motion of Mr. IIomirook. Ordered, That the Committee on Legal Re form lie requested to inquire into the expedi ency of additional legislation relating to re ceipts issued by warehouse men and commis sion merchants for merchandize and stocks received for storage or deposit. On motion of Mr. Barton, Uruereu, limi wit1 samL- lunmumt imj.mv whether change is necessary in chap. 24 ol tin- Revised Statutes, relating to paupers. On motion of Mr. Wkntwoiitii, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judi eiary he instructed to inquire into the expedi ency of enacting a law making administrators and executors of estates of deceased persons i punishable by indictment for making a false return of the inventory of such estates. Mr. Bonnet, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported leave to withdraw on peti tion of John Merrell et als., of Sanford, tor legalization of the doings of said town. Same member, from the same committee, on order relating to amending the law so as to make it the duty of assessors of towns when taking the inventory of taxable proper ty not taxable where found, to notify the town where such property is taxable, reported leg islation inexpedient. Mr. Vosk, from the same committee, on order inquiring into the expediency of amend ing the law relating to writs of execution when the person whose received judgment has deceased, reported legislation inexpedient. Same member, from the same committee, reported reference to the next Legislature on bill an act to enlarge lien on logs and lumber. Mr. Bakkf.r, from the same committee on order relating to amending the law so that bondsmen of collectors of taxes shall be hol den orVy for a definite time, reported legis lation inexpedient. Mr. Barton, from the Committee on Legal Reform, on order relating to testimony of persons since deceased, reported legislation inexpedient. Mr. Smith, from the Committee on Educa tion. reported ought not to pass on bill an act to amend chap. 11, of sec. 10 of the Revised Statutes. Mr. Gannett. from the Committee on Pen sions, reported legislation inexpedient on or der relating to exempting persons heretofore in the United States service from payment of poll tax. Mr. Minks, from Com. on Railroads, Ways and Bridges, reported reference to the next Legislature on petition ot Hiram Gardiner et als., for a charter for a railroad from Machi as to Ellsworth, ami for authority for Maehias to loan its credit in aid of same. Same member, from the same committee, made the same report on petition of James Anderson et als., of Whitneyville, for charter for a railroad from that town to Ellsworth, and for Whitncyville to aid the same. Same member, from the same committee, made the same report on petition ol Charles Campbell et als.. of Cherryfield, for a char ter for a railroad from that town to Ellsworth, and for Cherryfield to aid the same. Mr. Barker, from the Judiciary Commit tee, on petition, reported bill an act to make valid the doings of perstms elected as select men and assessors of the town of Kenncbunk for the year 1863. Read three times, rules suspended, and passed to he engrossed. Mr. TwItciiell, from the Committee on Finance, on communication of the State Treasurer, reported resolve concerning debts of this State contracted prior to February 25, 1862. Read twice, rules being suspended, and passed to be engrossed. Mr Daggett, Irom the committee on jviu- ; cation, on order, reported bill an act to amend j chap. 11 of the Revised Statutes, relating to1 employment of teachers. Printed. Mr.’Baker, from the Committee on Legal Reform, reported ought to pass on recommit- j ted hill an act providing for the organization of plantations. Printed. Mr. Host key, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported ought to pass on bill an act to amend chap. 70 of the Revised Stat utes. concerning assignments. Printed. Mr. Brawn, from the Committee on Rail roads, Ways and Bridges, on petition, re ported hill’an act to incorporate the Ship Stream Valley Railroad Company. Printed. Mr. Irish.'from the Committee on State Lands and State Roads, on petjtion, reported resolve in favor of Romaine Michaud. Read ami assigned, and printed under rules. Mr. Sherman, from the same Committee, on petition of Jesse Drew, reported a resolve in favor of building mills' at the mouth ot Madawaska river. Read and assigned, and printed under rules. Mr. Gannett, from the Committee on Pen sions, on petition, reported a resolve in favor ofilcriah Brown. Read, assigned and print ed under rules. Mr. Chase, from the Committee on Change of Names, on petition of Rufus G. Fuller, re ported hill an act to change the names of cer tain persons. Read and assigned. Same member from the same Committee, on petition of Jesse A. Meader, reported bill an act to change the names of certain per sons. Read and assigned. Mr. Bonnev, from the Judiciary Commit tee. on petition, reported bill an act to make valid the doings of the town of Porter. Read and assigned. Mr. Vo.sk, from the same Committee, on petition of Samuel Staples,| reported bill an act to incorporate the Lubee Hotel Company, in the town of Lubec. Read and assigned. Mr. Barker, from the same Committee, on petition, reported bill an act to make valid the doings of the town of Kenduskeag. Read ami assigned. Same member from the same Committee, on petition, reported bill an act to make valid the doings of District No. 17 in Bristol. Read and assigned. Same member from same Committee, on bill an act to authorize the city of Bangor to lay out and extend streets in said city to low water mark in Penobscot river and kendus keag stream, reported the same in a new draft. Read and assigned. Mr. Lank, from the Committee on Kail roads. Wins and Bridges, reported bill an net in addition to an act to incorporate the How ard Slate Company. Read and assigned.. Mr. Patten, from the same committee, re ported ought to pass on hill an act to incor porate the Ocean Telegraph Company. Read and assigned. Same member, from the same committee, on petition, reported bill an act authorizing ! the town of Oldtown to lay out and maintain a town way across the Cpper Stillwater bridge in said town. Read and assigned. Mr. Warren, from the Committee on Mer cantile Affairs and Insurance, reported ought to pass on hill an act to ineorprate the Weld Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Read and assigned. Passed to be engrossed—An act to authorize the County Treasurer of Cumberland to pay Millitnore Watts for services; resolve in fa vor of Moulton Academy; an act to incorpo rate the Corinthian Hall Association in the town of Hartland; an act authorizing the municipal officers of Winthrop to lay out j winter roads; an net authorizing (’has. H. j Bartlett of Kitterv to build a wharf into tide waters of Piscataquis river; an act allowing an annual stipend to the Waldo and Penobscot Agricultural Society; resolve in favor of the Maine Central Institute. Bill an act for the preservation of certain birds on its passage to he engrossed, was re ferred to the Committee on Legal Reform. Bill ail act to amend see. 28, chap. 11 of the Revised Statutes, relating to the location of school houses, was read a third time, and tabled on motion of Mr. Bonnet. Bill an act to amend chap, oil* of the spe cial laws of 1850. relating to ways in Vinal haven. was read a third time and tabled on motion of Mr. Harriman. Passed to be enacted — An act to amend see. S of chap. 11 of the Revised Statutes, relat ing to supervision of schools; an act to amend an act entitled “an act to prevent the destruction of ale-wives in Denny’s river, ap proved Feb. 22, 18(»5; an act to amend chap. 40 of the Revised Statutes, relating to her ring boxes; an act to incorporate the Penob scot and Cmon River Railroad Company. < >n motion of Mr. Hi mk. hill an act provid ing for a state uniformity of text hooks, was taken from the talde, the question being on the adoption of the amendment offered by Mr. Vosk, which makes the commission ap pointed by the Governor and Council tem porary. .Mr. \n«t saiu tins aiiitniliiH ni ncing an entire change of tin* first section, and tliis be ing tile first time the attention of the House had been called to it he thought it unoour teous to insist upon a discussion without a further consideration. He believed the House would give the friends of the measure, or the Committee at least, a sufficient time in which to prepare for a defence of the report. The impression was in his mind that the enemies of the bill are attempting to press the matter unfairly. He could not help believing that something of the sentiment found among those who oppose this bill, assimilates with the vigorous opposition which has been made against this bill ever since its inception by persons about the eapitol. He hoped that the House would not press the matter, and he asked that it might lie on the table and Tues day next he assigned for its further consider ation. Mr. linn: thought there was no reason for the gentleman saying that, the triends of the bill had been treated unfairly. The matter had been fully ventilated and the Senate had by a most decisive majority rejected it. lie thought the House ready to art now on the matter and that tlii« postponing from day to day was getting played out. Mr. Hi noess said that if time to consider the amendment is required the argument to postpone will have some force, hut the main hill has been on the desks of members almost from .the commencement of the session. He thought the House ready to vote now and vote against it. Mr. Ttvitcheli. hoped the vote on the hill ! will he tak. u to-day. He thought the House fuller than it will be on Tuesday next. Mr. Kakwei.l said the bill had received an j elaborate consideration by the Committee on Kducation, and its presentation to the House j has been the result. If the bill had passed I the Senate or nearly, he made no doubt that ' there would have been a vigorous contest in this House for its enactment as a law. But the vote in the Senate had been so conclusive that he hardly entertained the expectation that we can aflect the sentiment of the Legis lature as to revoke that decision of the Sen- j ate. With his expectations as to the final result of a debate he did not feel to ask the I House to suspend their business tor the fur- i tiler consideration of this question. Mr. Baker had hut lately examined this , matter and could not say that he had formed j an opinion, hut he felt that this is a measure j which takes hold of the vital interests of the j State. He knew that changes, not to say re- ; forms move slow, hut they move sure. They move by discussion and enlightment of the ! community. That is one of the purposes of this assembly to discuss questions and send abroad our views that this matter of agitation may go on. He thought from the desire to crowd this through and suppress debate that something was underneath unworthy of the better judgment of the House. He thought there were men present, able to throw light upon this question, and the most forcible argu ment brought to bear upon his mind in favor of the project is the course pursued by its enemies to suppress the light. He stood be tween the two parties with hut a superficial knowledge of the matter, and he protested against this movement to cut ofl'the debate. Mr. Hi me certainly had no desire to sup press the debate in this matter, hut the House had not been so full before this session, and the gentleman (Mr. Vose) knew when he made his motion that twenty or thirty men on different committees were to go away on Tuesday. There are friends of the measure i ready for a discussion as well as enemies, and 1 he was for having a settlement of the matter at the present time. I ne House reiuseil to postpone, i ne ques- ( tion then returned to the amendment of the gen tie I ne n from Winterport. Mr. Uauhiuan hoped when the question is \ taken it will be by yeas and nays, for he de- 1 sired to record his vote in some way in favor I of a uniformity of text hooks in this State. In his section large numbers of scholars are unable to attend school because they cannot j obtain the necessary school books. They i had books but they have been changed or by moving from some other town, they have <, there met with a change of books, lie : thought there should be legislation to obviate this evil, and for one he wished to record his vote in favor of that class of persons sought to t be benelitted by the passage of this bill. He moved that when the question be taken that it be by yeas und nays. Mr. ilAUKKit wanted the privilege of record ing his name with the minority however weak it may be in favor of this measure. He confessed himself supristd at the action of the Senate, lie had supposed the people almost unani mous upon this subject. It shows how little one knows of the public sentiment of the peo ple if the action indicated here, reflects their sentiments. As far as his people .are con cerned he did not think there would be a dissenting voice against this measure, lie had intended, saying something upon the mat te)', but his duties on the Judiciary Commit tee had rendered his posting himself on the subject impossible, but he wanted to record his vote in tavor of what he believed the peo ple demand. Mr. Wasson said he had been called away, and if lie went before the yeas and nays were called, he wished to have his name recorded in favor of the measure. Mr. Mu.ouam was anxious to record himself against a measure in favor of a grand monop oly of trade in Maine. Mr. Wasson replied to an insinuation dropped in regard to influences. If there were any he was entirely outside of them, lie had taken the bill as lie found it upon his table reported from the Committee on Education, and according to the propositions therein con tained, he had formed his own conclusions. Ho believed be nml the gentlemen from bis county represented a constituency anxious for tbc passage of a law that shall give us a uni formity of text books, and for that reason alone he was in favor of the bill as reported by the committee. The amendment was rejected. Mr. Vosk moved to recommit with instruc tions to rejsort an amendment submitting this question to the people at the next September election. Mr. Whikden opposed. He was opposed to the principle, for lie conceived it to be the place and duty of the Legislature to meet all these questions boldly and squarely, and by its vote determine whether any hill pending shall become a law or [not. He believed bis con stituents opposed this whole scheme ot State uniformity and lie hoped the House would come to a direct vote on the question. Mr. Hkadfokd could speak only for Wash ington county, and she lias sent from about every town strong remonstrances against uni formity. It is the opinion of the inhabitants of that county, that they are quite, if not bet ter judges than any superintendent of common schools or any small number ot men, what is good for t'lieir schools. They have been educating our schools for many years and have taken great interest in them, and they are convinced of what their children need in the shape of books. He hoped the House would concur with the Senate in indefinitely postponing the hill. Mr. Stone thought the temper of the House unmistakable, and that the subject might be as well disposed of to-day. There was no member on the floor who would go any fur ther in any matter that would be on the whole for tile promotion ot education in tile State than lie. and members of the last House, call ing to mind iiis efforts last winter looking to the advancement of common schools, would bear him out in tliis assertion, lie had no doubt that tile Superintendent of Common Schools is actuated by the purest motives ill urging this matter with all his power upon the legislature ill securing the passage of tliis bill, lie had no doubt that there are many defects, and that something should be done, and some sort of uniformity will be settled on in the State, tmt as he saw it to-day. according to the host means of knowledge lie had, he thought it inexpedient to pass this bill. His fear had been from the first that if tliis bill passed it would detract and divide the friends of education. He feared it would injure what has already been done ill the right direction and strike a fearful blow to the cause w e have at heart. Ill the future, if he thought the State bad come up to it. he would lie in favor of the measure, but lie thought present legis lation should be tor the state of things that exist, lie did not think anything would he gaiiud hy submitting tile matter to the people now. for he thought them settled against it at present. I lie House refused to recommit to me v 0111 mittee. Mr. 15aki it sai l some gentlemen have said this matter has been pressed with too much vigor, anil some gentlemen insinuate that there is a great job to be secured by this pro position. These insinuations would tind no lodgement in bis heart. He believed that gentlemen who have been most active and in terested in pressing this matter have done so solely from motives of public good, without any selfish thoughts whatever. Men agitating one subject and confining their thoughts to that are apt to become very earnest, lor it is in the nature of man. But^lie would say to gen tlemen that if there are any grounds for sup posing that any improper means have been brought to hear upon the friends ol this measure, lie would ask it there have not been men and agents of book publishing establish ments around this capital day alter day dur ing the discussion before the committee, who arc supplying the State to-day with hooks; it there is not to-day men in this hall (not mem bers,) under the pay of just such establish ments? lie contended that a part ot the pub lic sentiment opposed to this measure lias been created by these paid agents of publishing establishments, who are not willing to run the risk of being crowded out of the market. If there have been official characters connected with our public schools, who have shown h great deal of zeal in tins matter, he commend ed them for it, because they believed it to be right. On the other hand agents of their establishments have been around here lor motives known to all. Let us understand this. He had said this much upon that point which does not bear particularly upon the question, to se<k to vindicate the man as the papers said, and as he believed “stripped oil his coat,rolled up his sleeves and has gone into the work of public education.” Because he thought lie could do something for the edu cational! interests of your State, don't crush him. If there is a man in the State willing to sacrifice and do for the cause of common schools give him “God speed.” In explanation of his vote, he said he was constrained to vote against the lull as it now stands for the reason that it did not accom plish the object sought. He found in the third section that “uniformity” does not take place at once, hut by degrees, and he should therefore vote to concur in indefinitely post poning tiie same. The yeas and nays being ordered on con currence, the question was then taken, re sulting in the affirmative by 7‘J yeas and 4o nays, as follows : Vkas—Messrs. Adams of Biddeford, Adams of May Held. Allan, Ames, Baker, Baitlett. Beane of LewUton, Beali. Berry ol Damariscotta, Berry of Buxton, Blis.-, Bonne’}*, Boothby, Brackett, Brad fort l. Brown, Hurnlutni, Burgess, Chamberlain. < ’base of Woodstock, Clark of lteudiield, Cole, C'on forth, Cousins, Cox, Darling, Davis, Dearborn, Dougla-s, Dunning, Duncan, Clannett, Ureeulief, tiuptill, Ham, Hammond of Paris, Hamilton, Hard ing, Hawes, Holman. Hume, Humphrey, Jordan of Brunswick, Kimball, I.ane, Lewis of Liberty, Libbv. Martin, Mayo, McDougal, McLain, Means, Mears, Mildnntl, Moulton, Newcomb, Palmer, Pat ten Peavey. Pierce. Keed. Biggs, Sargent, Sherman of Camden, Sherman of l.-leshoro’, smith of Litch field, smith of Saco. Smith of Warren, Murgis, Stone. Stover, Thompson, Twitched, Watertiouse, Wentworth. Whidden, White, Whitehouse, Young. \ \\$—Me--1- Alexumlcr, Barker, Burton, nearer of Turner, Blake, Braun, Chase of Winn, Clark ol Holden, Cushing, Farwell, Folsom. Foss. Coil, Green, llarrimun, Hathorn, llmks, Holbrook, Hu* gey, Irish, Jones, Jon la not' Minot, Leighton, Lewis of' 1‘ittston, Lord, Mason, May, Mills, Millikan .Nickerson, Sawyer, skinner, smith of Hoilgdon smilit of Parsons ileli I, stiekm v, Thiirlougb, Tobey, Yosc. Warren, Wasson, Weston, Wheeler, \\ hituey, Wilder, Wii -on. 15. A i;»i:vr— Messrs. Bird, Boyd, Burbank, Camp bell, Cotton, Crockett, Daggett, Dennett, Foster ol Argyle, Gates, Gould, Huuunoml of We.-tbrook Main, McGilvery, McKown, Phillips, Plummer Powers, Fray, I'urintou, Itav, Spaulding.—&. So the hill was postponed in concurrence. The following communication was received : Aiocsta, Feb. 25, ls"0. To lion. Itui ncN Foster, Speaker of the House of Representatives : Sir: I hereby resign my place in this House as a representative from the city ol Calais. Respectfully yours, &c., t HAS. It. WIIIUDKN. Oil motion of Mr. 11A K K a. Ordered, That the Connmttee on Pay Hof he directed to make up the pay of Clias. R \Yhidden as a member ot this House. (lit motion of Mr. Farm ki.l, Ordered, That the Clerk be directed to no tify the Mayor of Calais of the resignation o Clias. R. \Vhiddcn,mentberofthis House fron that city. Rill an act concerning the rate of interes with amendments was^taken from the table ot motion of M r. Vose. Mr. Hakku hy leave withdrew his amend ment ("15"). Mr. Vosi. stud the effect of his amendtnen will he that when there is no contract in writ ing the legal rate of inter -st is six per cent, hut parties may contract in writing for any pci cent. This, he said, is the condition of tin hill, and lu- was ready to vote for its passage The amendment was adopted and the lull wai passed to be engrossed. Resolve in relation to the services of Geo F. Robinson, was taken from the table am adopted. Adjourned. Don’t be humbugged, hut go to Kinsman’) for the genuine ‘‘Nature’s Hair Restorative’ —it is selling rapidly. Pailu luiiiulirc Journal: AUGUST A.. Saturday Moraine, February 'id, 1870. RAILWAY NOTICE. WKUNKMVW, M\Rru 2d, is HssijrnrU fur the rnnsiilcnlticu of tin* ]►.’titi*■ J) of tlie Portland amt Oxford Central ltailnnut for right to extend their road to Romford. lYr order. eilfvli-tio T. II. CX’SHINU, Chairman. LABOR LOST. The bitterness of the attacks of the de mocracy upon the republican party, which j hesitate at nothing to destroy the confi dence of the people in its leading men in Congress, piling falsehood upon false hood, gives notice that the elections of this year are to be contested with spirit and audacity on the part of democrats, and that side issues will shrink into insignifi cance in fho struggle over the greater questions that will be presented. A few weeks ago there were unearthly wailings in the democratic camp and powerful de nunciations over the census schemes, as it was called, which it was alleged had been prepared to carry the next election. It happened, however, that the said cen sus scheme failed to meet the approval of Congress, consequently the wailing over I that subject ceased. Since then a speech by Mr. Dawes upon the appropriations furnished more wind i for the democratic bellows, until it was I found that Mr. Dawes Tiad spoken in the 1 interest of the republican party, and laugh ed at the idea of turning the government into the hands of democrats for the sake of economy or to pay the national debt, when there was another lull in the storm about republican corruption. Latterly there is a breeze over the bill to regulate naturalization, and still another upon the ! proposition to secure the enforcement of I tin' Fifteenth Amendment. There are j vTY decided objections by democrats n> ! juiv steps tending to interfere with their ancient prerogatives in the matter of the foreign vote. I>y which they have been cn ahled to manufacture democratic voters upon short notice anil in any quantities 1 that the occasion might render necessary. Surely it would be a grievous act to cur tail this inestimable privilege ! As to the enforcement of the Fifteenth Amendment, which may secure rights as saered as life, that is a tiling of no consequence and the attempt to do it is despotism! When democrats talk about the extrava gance, corruption, wickedness of the re publican party, they talk to people who know it is due to the efforts of the republi can party that the na’ional flag waves over an undivided country, and that we have a government worthy of the name. The party which has been true to the govern ment and people in the past will be true to it in the future, and though the fault-find ing and falsehoods of the opposition may seem to shake the faith of republicans at times in their leaders, they will still con tinue to trust them when the test is made, and turn a deaf ear to those who were foes to the country in its days of trial and dauger. CADETSHIPS. The action of the republicans iu Con- i gress in bringing to the light those who | j sold cadetships is an earnest that corrupt j practices are not countenanced by the majority of the members, in the ease of Whitteiuoro who has resigned to sa\ e him self lrom being expelled there appear to | he some extenuating circumstances. The sale which he made does not appear to have benefited his own pocket, and good authorities speak of him as a man not likely to do such an act for corrupt motives. Nevertheless, having been found guilty he is obliged to suffer the penalty and fur nishes ail example of the justice of the republican party and a warning to others in official position who might be tempted into equivocal and corrupt practices. Whittemore has resigned and will return to South Carolina, where his constituents will probably pass judgment upon his ease, and return him to Congress if they think he inadvertently committed the wrong of which he is guilty, or leave him in retirement if the contrary opinion pre vails. The investigation into these sales still goes on, and if more guilty ones are found they will have to travel the same road with the one already exposed. Mr. Mungen of Ohio has accomplished one good thing, although he deserves but little credit for it. lie published a most] indecent and violent speech against Mr. Sumner, in the Congressional Globe, which he never delivered in the House, and which occasioned so much indignation that speeches not delivered are now tor bidden to be published in the Globe. The speech of -Mr. Mungen was so grossly iu oifensive and personal that he would not have been allowed to deliver it in the House. That this practise of allowing members to publish as spoken in Congress what they never uttered there should have been tolerated so long is remarkable. The passage of the resolution in the Senate, introduced by Mr. Williams, de claring against any farther increase ©t the currency, is an etl'cetual checkmate to the Louglibridge resolution in the House tor iullalion to the amount ol $60,000,000, ;uul is hailed with the liveliest satisfaction by all who desire to see our paper money appreciated to the gold standard. The subsequent fall in gold to 10 and a traction premium is an indication ol the teeling in the market upon the matter, which shows that the Senate is on the right track, and that a short period more of steadfast adherence in opposition to an increase ot the currency will make a paper dollat as good as a gold one. The Legislature «f Missouri has amended the Public School law so as to allow women to vote in matters relating to schools. a EKE UAL SEWS. In Chicago the police force is to be im proved by the addition of several colored citi zens. M. Ollivier is said to be the first Frenchman who has ever reached the rank of first minis ter of the crown without having been the re cipient of a single order, native or foreign. A new mineral spring has been developed near Saratoga. It is said to spout water sev eral feet high, similar to the Geysers of Ice land. A woman in Vineland, N. J., is manufac turing three thousand straw hats a week for Philadelphia firms. She employs four hun dred women, nnd has work enough for two hundred more. The fishing business is again becoming an important branch of industry in New Hamp shire, and the source ot a considerable income to the citizens of Portsmouth and its neigh borhood. A tinnd of regularly organized counterfeit ers in Pulaski, Wayne, and other adjoining counties in Missouri, have been engaged for some time in circulating counterfeit $10 and 50-cent notes. A clue has been obtained by the police, and their early arrest is looked for. A dipper manufacturer in North Haven, Ct., on Thursday bought six thousand cocoa nuts in New Haven, from which he saws the “eye end,” extracts the meat, which lie pre pares for cooking, nnd then converts the ser viceable parts of the shells into dippers. A horse company has been organized in Vermont. It proposes to raise $100,000 cap ital stock to purchase real estate to the value of between 825,000 and 810,000. and to stock it with the best blood to be found, English and llambletonian. II. C . Dorsey, of Rhode Island, provider of turkey dinners for convicts, bought a golden eagle from a Pawtucket fire company that owned him, and planned a grand display at his liberation. The display came oif. Gil more s band played national hymns, an ode written for the occasion was read, and the* bird was freed, but high living hail made him so fat that he could not fiy, and after several failures he was taken to his old home to await Mr. Horsey's orders. Advices from Winnipeg say that William McTavish, Governor of the Hudson Bay Com pany. and l)r. Cowan, also a prominent offi cer of the Hudson Bay Company, were de tected tampering with members of the pro visional government in order to defeat the final adoption of the Bill of Bights, w here upon General liielle had both arrested and placed in confinement. The postmaster at Winnipeg attempted to gain access to the prisoners, and being refused, threatened to raise a force and liberate them, whereupon he was also arrested and placed in confine raent. I’erley says in the Boston Journal that “Mr. Speaker lilaine is highly compli mented for the manner in which he has presided during the Whittemore proceed ings. lie avowed that he desired to lean toward the side of liberality in a matter concerning so vitally the interests of the gentleman from South Carolina, and con strued the rules of the House in his favor, yet he very properly declined to recog nize any other member of the House as his counsel. This would have taken the matter entirely out of the order of a par liamentary proceeding; and if the Speak er had recognized Mr. Whittemore’s right to depute one member of the House to speak for him, lie would have been equally obliged to have recognized fifty or a hun dred other members to speak for him. Mr. Blaine is recognized as one of the best presiding officers that the House has ever had.” / From the Report of the Directors, Treas urer and Superintendent of the Maine Cen tral Railroad, the following is collected : Whole number of passengers carried over the road duri. g the year 1863 was 183,84D, and 37, 383.24 tons of freight. The total earnings of the road for the year, deducting thirteen months rent of the Dexter & Newport Railroad, were $50(1,137.67; expense account, $403, 400.17; leaving amount of earnings over ex penses, $160,638.50. The funded debt is $2, 377,480, of which $77,030 is payable in capital stock. The $1000 million loan bonds are now over due and will be paid on presentation. The stock bonds and stock coupons are con vertible into stock and have all matured. Dur ing the year $300,000 of the bonds of the Pe nobscot £ Kennebec Company and $100,000 of the Maine Central Company will mature, which the Directors are to provide for. It is proposed to meet these liabilities by a new scries of bonds, either to be exchanged or sold, and the avails appropriated to pay them. The result of the consolidation scheme is awaited with interest. The work on the two branch roads that, when completed, are to be connect ed with this road, has been prosecuted during the past year with commendable vigor. The Somerset road is well now graded and ready for the rails from West Waterville to Madi son ; and the Belfast & Mooschcad line from Burnham is Belfast is so far completed, in the way of grading, as that the luying of rails will be commenced early in the spring, i he re lations of the Maine Central and European & North American road, now open to Winn aro amicable, and the liberal plan now adopted by the Grand Trunk Company between Danville and Portland receives the hearty approval of all the patrons of the Maine Central Road. The efi'orts made for a consolidation of this and the Portland & Kennebec roads are re ferred to, and the advantages of a union of the two corporations under one management are rehearsed at length. The Sabbath School-children will be sorry to hear of the wreck of the missionary packet, “Morning Star,” in the South Pacific, intelli gence of which has been recently received from the Sandwich Islands. This vessel was built by Mr. Paul Curtis, at East Boston, with funds contributed by the Sabbath School children connected with the congregations which sustain the American Board. She sailed from Boston Nov. 12, 1866, and arrived at Honolulu March 13, 1867, and since then she has been doing an excellent work among the islands of the Pacific. She was insured for S 18,000.