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after the collision took place. ••That the report of these guns was not heard, nor were the flashes seen on hoard the Bombay. , ; ■ , , ••That alter the collision, thr fact of the Bombay having he.cn hailed from the Oneida was reported to Mr. Kyre. ••That Mr. Eyre only knew that some of the upper works oT the Oneida had been carried away, and was unaware of the amount of injury sustained by her. That the Bombay was a mail steamer carrying passengers and cargo, and was built in compartments, only one of which was reported to him as making water las;. “That the whole of the extent of the injury sustained by the Bombay was not ascertained till the day following the col lision. . I “That immediately after the collision it was not considered to be serious, for had it been so, it is natural to suppose that the knowledge of the pilot would have been availed of, and the Bombay run on to the Saratoga Spit. “That, in our opinion, no danger to the Bombay, her passengers and cargo, was apprehended by Mr. Eyre. “That from the question he asked the 1 pilot, he evidently thought that the Oneida might possibly have sustained serious in jury. ‘•That be waited at the most five minutes after the collision to see if signals of dis tress wore made from the Oneida. ••That after his ship again proceeded lie gave no orders that a lookout should be kept in the direction of the Oneida. “That had he or any one else been keep-! inga proper lookout the flash of the One ida's guns must have been seen, though their report might not have been heard. “Under nil these circumstances it be comes our duty to pronounce whether, in our opinion, Mr. Eyre was justified in pro ceeding on his voyage without waiting to ascertain whether the Oneida was in need of assistance. We recognise the fact that he w.is placed in a position of great dif ficulty and doubt, and in circumstances under which he was called upon to decide . promptly; but we regret to have to record it is our opinion that lie acted hastily and ill-advisedly, in that, instead of waiting and endeavoring to render assistance to | the Oneida, he, without having reason to believe that his own vessel was in a peri lous position, proceeded on bis voyage. “This conduct constitutes, in our opinion, a breach ot the thirty-third section of the sixty-third chapter of the Merchant Ship ping Act Amendment Act of lHfii, and we therefore feel called upon to suspend Mr. Eyre’s certificate for six calendar months from this date.'’ Jlailjj Jttnitf&ff journal A XT » TJ S T A , MONDAY MORNING, April 4, 1870. STATE OF MAINE. BY THE GOVERNOR. A PROCLAMATION. Avouching the Lord Jehovah, the God of our fathers, a* the rightful Sovereign to whom men and nations owe supreme obedience and worship, I do hereby, with advice of the Executive Council, appoint Thursday, the 14th day of April next, — AH A I>AT OF — Public Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer. And I earnest!) exhort the jieople to join on that day w ith i>euiteuce and confession in reincmltfring our low estate and utter need, that it may ho please God to grant His blessing on our suffering* and toils. Especially at this season, reminded of Him who bore our griefs and carried our sorrows, may we find that Saving Help which condescends unto the low liest heart, and guides in righteousness the nations that acknowledge Him. Given at the Council Chamber in Augusta, this twenty-sixth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy, and of the Independence or the In i ted States of America the ninety-fourth. JOSHl'A L. CHAMBERLAIN. By the Governor. Fkankun M. Dui.nv, Secretary of State. The Progressive Age, of Belfast, pre sents the name in its columns of lion. 11b cnezer Kuowlton of Montville, as a candi date for the nomination of governor at the next republican State convention. Claim ing that Waldo county is entitled to the nomination the Age says: IVnobscot lias had within the past ten years a Governor, Hon. Israel Washburn. If local ity is taken into account at all, that county or congressional district is not entitled to a can didate at tills time, and the sauie may be said in regard to several other sections ol'the State. Since the formation of the republican party, two Governors have been taken from Penob scot, tiiree from Kennebec, one from Somer set and one from Cumberland. All the con gressional districts except our fifth nod the second have thus been honored. Why should not the claims of the filth district be now most favorably considered '< Arguments in favor of locality are some times overruled ill favor of the best and most popular mail; but in this case the reasons in l'avor of the candidate are no less strong than the locality. .Mr. Kuowlton is among the ablest men of the republican party of the State. He is a man of statesmanlike ideas. He has lmd experience in public life. As a representative to Congress from this State, at a critical period of the affairs of the nation, w hen old parlies were breaking up, lie bore a leading part. He D popular with the people. Ko man in the State would, we believe, as a republican candidate for Governor, receive a larger vote. We name him, therefore, feel ing confident that when the question of se lection shall have been fully considered by the republican? of the State, the choice at the convention must ultimately rest upon' him. The Red River revolt has come to an end. Advice* from Fort Garry to March 111 arc to the effect that all has been quiet since tbe execution of Scott, and that all political prisoners hud been released, in cluding Major Boulton, although prepara tion** had been made for his execution on the ISlth. He was saved by tbe interces sion of many influential citizen* and Gov ernor Smith. General Hancock has hail instructions from t|ie War Department to establish an American military' j«isl at Pembina, ami wiil immediately send two companies of infantry thither. NOy-SKCTAniAX SCHOOLS. A large and important meeting was held at Cooper Institute, Xrw York, on Wednesday evening, to petition the Leg islature for a repeal of the act passed last year, by which a large sum of money was secured annually for the support of the Catholic interest in the public schools of j the city "f Xew York. Resolves were j adopted which declare that “any and : every religious sect which attempts to sup- j port its churches, sectarian schools, or j church charities, by the public money ; raised by general taxation is, by that act, uniting church and State, introducing see- j tarian bitterness into politics,and deserves | the condemnation of all good citizens." j I’cter Cooper was chosen chairman of the meeting, with a list of Vice l’re>idents containing the names of many of the most distinguished men in the city, while the speakers, says the Tribune, “included the ! foremost champions of Protestantism, and I their cloipjcnt denunciations of sectarian j usurpation were received with unbounded j applause." We copy the following from i the remarks of IJenry Ward lieecher: “I did not conic lu re to-night, to say a sin gle word against the foreign population, for just as soon as they are American citizens they cease to he foreign citizens, and with generous and fraternal feeling we say that they should have exactly the same chance and ! the same liberties as we have; and we say fur ther than that—they shall not have one single more. [Applause.] Nor am X here to speak of the prejudices of one sect more than anoth er, for I bold that the Roman Catholic, as he is one of the most vcnurable aod respeetalde, lias just the same rights and privileges in our country as any Protestant; and we are not dis posed to lie a burden upon them, or to inaug urate or impose a disability on them that we would not do to our own church. I >ay for one that if this monstrous act had been 'perpetrated \.y the denomination to which T belong, I would have been tenfold more*vehement against them than I am against the Catholics. The moment you attempt to unite religion and education you go hack on the American idea—you have undertaken to make the school-house do that which may be done only by three separate institutions, viz., the family, the church, and the State. We say that no one, no power, has tile right to usurp this function, which is the business of the family, and the community, and the church. Now there is one thing that we have a right as Americans to say : that we will not he dictated to. [Applause.] As a country of learning we defer to Oxford and Cambridge. We have something else to do in this country but study books ; we have a country to explore and till, and we are not far advanced in scholarship, and on many other points we acknowledge their superiority, but on questions of liberty ami progress we are ‘about as good as they. We will tell themthat we understand and know them better tlum they. [Applause.] We do not object when the emigrant comes here, nor to their antiquated notions in respect to clothing, good ideas, and their drinks, provid ed they drink for themselves and not for us to drink along with them. [Laughter.] Hut when they come, bringing notions of civil policy, we say to them. Now you come upon a ground that we know better than you do. Show us any good results achieved by any competent Government, and then we will take hold, but we do these tilings better than they do in Europe. [Applause.] In this lies the secret of public fraternity and we do not pro pose to go hack on it; we propose to stand by our schools that we have and we propose to guard against every danger and the danger of the priestly hand. •[Great cheering.] I have nothing to say against that great Homan sect which is interested in this change of policy. I do them the credit to say that in public ami otherwise they have made public their inten tions. In the Pope’s syllabus from Home it was announced that all schools under the care of the State and secular influences were to be disapproved ami denounced. They say that they believe that their policy is a just one and that they will light for it. We are to meet them and defeat them in the arena of public discussion, and in regard to the merits of this discussion experience has shown us that where schools are conducted on sectarian principles they are not profitable. None of the mischief has appeared that was predicted by many when the free school system was inaugurated. How noble and inspiriting it is to see the state educating ds children to be come good and proper citizens. In Europe the people receive their education through the Government; but here the people receive education through themselves, through its own citizens. They elect the body who es tablished the schools, and they are subject unto them, and they receive education through them. 1 say that a child is to he ed ucated in the most perfect manner in the knowledge of himself and his duties to men; hut leave the child's religion to the church, to the parents. In the American idea of subdi vision of functions you are to take the child in religion, not to the school-house but to the Sunday school, where religious education is to he taught, llis religious and secular edu cation is to he attended to, but there are vari ous subdivisions to accomplish it. A school house should be a moral and intellectual training school. I am not afraid of matching our children against any other nation on the faci’ oft lie earth, educated under the distinctive ly American idea, ami arc we to change it ? We do not object to children being educated in religious and secular knowledge, hut we do object to its being carried on under the same house; we do not object to their being educated by the priests, but we say that must lx* done at home, it is not a question of no school, it is a question of sectarian bias. I hope that the time will never come when the American people shall have to meet together to complain of the Free School system having been tampered with, thus vitiating the sacred fountain of knowledge for our beloved child ren." [Urcnt applause.] It seotus to he necessary to repeat, that tin’ former usury law of the State was re pealed by an act passed after the new in terest law was enacted, and that parties may now legally contract for such rate of interest as they wish. 'The objections made by a correspondent, in this paper, and re peated by others have no force. The old usury law was repealed, though not by the law establishing the rate of interest, but by an act afterwards passed. We stated this fact in a paragraph the other day but it seems to have been overlooked by some. If any one desires a ‘'dissolving view" that will do him good, he can look at the melting snowbanks and crumbling iee as they settlo beneath the warm sun. The * banks oi the Kennebec are yet piled with huge t akes of iee, that look ill their soiled condition as if they hail come up from the depths, and hud hml a hard tussle with mother Earth to reach their preseut posi tion. The admission of General Ames to a seat in the United States Senate ends a i prolonged <li bate upon the subject, and gives to Mississippi for a senator one of the bravest <iffloet s in the army, a man who will be as true to her interests as he is to i those of his country, ami who will ably i represent her in the councils of the nation. 1 GEKEKAL KKWS. Over forty Washington ladies claim that they refused to dance with l’rince Arthur. A Vermonter boasts of killing forty-three foxes the past winter. Dartmouth is crowded with students, and the dormitories accommodate hardly one-third of them. The Sparta lleralil announces that Gen. C. ('. Washburn will not ho a candidate for a re nomination to Congress next fall. The Georgia wheat crop is backward, but uniformly good. Ploughing for cotton has been delayed by the rains. The New York Mail says that Mi»s Mehlig is now acknowledged to stand at the head of the lady pianists of this country, if not of the world. San Francisco is excited over a crab brought from Japan, which spreads thirteen feet and weighs forty pounds. Trade returns in Belgium show that in 1869 the imports increased nine per cent, and the exports six per cent, on those of 1868. An Indianapolis grocer lias been married three times and divorced twice within a year, and now lias the same wife he started with. A hill is in the Pennsylvania Legislature to compel railroads to open their ticket offices at least an hour before train time. \ San Francisco dinner-party was broken I up by some Guy Faw kes explodingten pounds of powder under the floor. No one was hurt, hut they all lost their appetites. The Grand Duke Alexis, of Russia, who is expected to vi»i(the United States the coming summer, is only til years old, and said to he the best-looking Prince in Europe. Frogs are easily pleased. A German pro fessor has discovered that if you take out the brain, and then rub a wet finger down the frog’s hack, the creature w ill croak with de light. Capt. William Reed sailed on Saturday on his one hundred and first voyage, between the ports of Ncwhuryport and Porto Rico, in tlic employ of the firm of Robert Iiayley & Son. Fruit-growers in many sections of New Hampshire are offering a reward of half a dol lar for every partridge killed in or near their orchards. It is thought that the birds destroy apple buds. A Vermont school committee man has en tered on the records his opinion that one in stitution is‘-a very good C'hool for smoall Sehalears i think that the elialears liav lcarant and i like the C'hool veury well." A dinner party was given last week by Wil liam Skinner, of Haydenville, Mass., one of the directors of the Northampton National Bank, in honor of its president, Eliphalct Williams, on his ninetieth birthday. A Grand banquet was given at the residence of Mr. Motley. American Minister to England, in London, on Monday evening last, in honor of the Queen of tile Netherlands. Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and a number of other celebrities were present on the occasion. Five buildings on wheels, with stove-pipes protruding from the rear, and each drawn by four yoke of oxen, passed through Clinton, Mo., the other day, heading for the south west. Flaeh wagon formed a house, to entitle the owner to a homestead farm. The Paris journals state that the Emperor has requested Prince Pierre Bonaparte to leave the country, and that he is coming to the United States. The Republicans of Charlotte, Midi., wi re amused the other day at the candor of a Dem ocratic editor, who, being a temperance man, was desired to take part in a recent temper ance convention. He replied that, as the ed itor of the Democratic organ of the county, lie could not consistently participate in a pro hibition convention. Last week a number of immigrants made their appearance in Milwaukee. They were the first of the spring immigrants, and num bered some fifty able-bodied nu n, all Scandi navians. Some of them go to Minnesota, and the remaiuder to Northern and Northwestern Wisconsin. At Sioux City. Iowa, a few days ago. Miss Humphrey, a teacher iu the High Seliool, punished one of the female pupils. This so enraged the mother of tlie child that she at tacked the teacher with a butcher-knife, and the latter escaped injury only through the in terference of Mr. Rogers, principal of the school. WASHING TON NEWS. The Fifteenth Amendment will he celebrat ed in Washington in grand style. An attempt is being made by ex-rebels in Georgia to return Robert Toombs to Con gress. Adviees from the First South Carolina Dis trict represent that Mr. Whittemore’s re election is by no means certain, he having a strong opponent in Mr. T. C. Dunn, formerly of Massachusetts. There is a concerted movement among those who owned slaves at the South to take measures for the perpetuation of evidence of ownership, that claims for compensation may be brought before Congress should the Demo crats ever regain power. The committee on elections of the last Con gress through Mr. Dawes brought in n bill fixing the Tuesday after the first Monday in November as the day on which representa tives in Congress shall be elected in all of the States. It was not possible to get it through that Congress, and General Schurz has now brought it into the Senate, and before the end of the session will try hard to secure its passage. The adjourned session of the County Com missioners at Waterville, in reference to a free bridge, began on Tuesday morning and continued till about ten o’clock Wednesday forenoon. The several objections to the measure were urged by counsel—Mr. Heath of Waterville and Mr. Steward of St. Albans; the latter arguing mainly the unconstitution, ality of the act under which the bridge wus called for. To this point he gave the entire evening Tuesday. Mr. Eibbey, of this city, responded on the following morning. The Commissioners reserved their decision for fu tnre announcement. A number of young men of Eastport, have organized themselves into a military company, to be known as the Eustpurt Cadets. 4\>r the Journal. J(9ST A BIT OF A C0B1A TlOX. It seems to be almost impossible for any persons who haw to do with any examination or statement about the matters of enrollments or adjusting the balances between the State and the various towns, to present the public with anything like reliable information or re liable facts. To the “Hume Committee” appointed to investigate and make plain these matters, the public had looked and hoped for something, distinct and tangible that could be looked at and handled. Referring to the matter of charges against towns for their bounties advanced by the State, Mr. Hume says the towns knew noth ing of these charges until they came to draw tlieir bonds as allowed by the “Equalization Commission.” In his own words “these charges are said to have occurred late in 18G3 and in 18G4. of which, during the last six or seven years, many if not all the towns re ceived no notice.” Now to the facts. It is a matter of official record that every deficient town in Maine was notified immediately after the advancement of ■ the bounty or as soon as a convenient and leisure moment could be found, and under this notice various towns did refund to the State treasury a total of more than one hun dred thousand dollars. This was refunded five years ago most of it. Some sixty thou j sand dollars have not been refunded, although 1 considerable has been paid by towns, since . this report was submitted. These latter i towns were notified vl second time. The com mittee had evidence before them of the notifi- '< cation to towns of these advancemt nts. Why were they not willing to say in their report that as reliable a gentleman as there is in Maine,—the man who wrote and forwarded these notices and who was clerk to the Com mittee on “Equalization of War Debts,” came before tlieir (Hume’s) Committee, and stated squarely# distinctly and unequivocally that such notices were given and that he had largely to do with tlieir being made out and forwarded? What harm would this little piece of truth do?—We re-affirm that testi mony now. To another part of their report, well cal culated to * mislead and exasperate towns. The report says, referring to the charges against towns, that ‘the committee found that on‘account of these charges towns were un able to draw the whole or any part of the bonds awarded them by the “Commissioners on Equalization.” This statement, we are authorized to say, is essentially deficient of any foundation in fact. Based on the state ment and practice of the State Treasury, we are authorized to say the claims of this class of towns have uniformly been adjusted— less the amount charged against them, and that is the manner of settling now—leaving the amount charged in the Treasury to be adjusted hereafter. This correction seems to he due the public and also officers who are sought to he put in a false position by this re port. It is also due the towns whose claims are complicated by these disputed charges. Open Handed. LETTER FROM VIRQ IS I A. Little Fltmoi th, King Co.. Va.. ) 3d month 27lli, 1870. 5 To the Editor of the Journal. Since my last to you 1 have been in Rich mond hut little. The case of Calioon vs. El lyson was being argued yesterday before the Supreme Court, which set on the 23d for that purpose. The decision will clearly be in fa vor of Mayor Cahoon, but it was currently rumored that Ellyson was not intending to obey the injunction, and was increasing the police force and arming them for a fight. This was believed to be true by many when I left the city yesterday. A large invoice of guns had been received and deposited in the City Hall, and other evidences made things look warlike. It is to be hoped tlrat nothing of the kind is really to be carried out. as it doubtless would result in serious bloodshed. I have visited lately Westmoreland County, and will relate an amusing incident which oc crured there. The State Supt. had made ar rangements for a colored girl (“octoroon"’) who had been educated in Charlottesville, to go to that county to open a school. She was to stop at Carter's Wharf on the Rappahan nock and to be met there by a man to take her 12 miles out in the country: but the let ters failed to reach the man, and she was left on the hands of M. A. Carter, who is wealthy and has quite a large family of children. She was taken to his house, the table, parlor, and lodged with one of his daughters; was advised to desist from her undertaking to teach "niggers" nnd return home. The girl knew how quick they would place her in one of the “quarters” with the black people if they knew of that small tinge of blood coursing in her veins, and in this situation wrote for relief, being out of money. On my arrival I found she was a great favorite with the fam ily; being a Virginian they would treat her more cordially than they would me, a yankec. I was amused to witness the parting scene— the profusion of kisses ftom the grandmother mother, girls, and even a brother who had be come so enamored with her sweet face as to make free to open his heart to her relative to his desire to sue for her heart and hand for marriage. This was a rich treat to me, es pecially on my return, after locating the girl in her future field of labor, to inform them that she was what the white people in Char- j lottesville styled a ’nigger.” My judgment is, the young man will not press his suit, or the family feel proud of their new acquaint ance, hut will doubtless feel chagrined for j having lavished so many kisses upon a negro, who 1 am proud to say, is far above them in mental enlture and possessing good moral ideas and proper notions of etiquette. After reaching Richmond 1 was ordered di rectly to this place. Came to West Point at <i o’clock last night, then in open row boat 5 miles up the Mattappni river, then seven miles in buggies to this district, called Little Plymouth, arriving at about midnight. Lois J. Wadsworth from Nashua. N. II., who has been acceptably in this work as teach er. for IS months past, earae with me to open a school here, as they have never had one. She has taught a term at Wythcville, Natural llridge, and liurkeville, and now has a noble field for usefulness before her, as she will be the instrument of presenting the first beams of the light of knowledge to many in this vicinity. The peach orchards are in full bloom and ! the . ppcar.'.nco of everything is now d* light lul. in striking contrast to the cold snow banks now at the north. Farmers arc lively in putting in their potatoes nnd corn, sowing oats, &o. Under other influences around I would he willing to make this county my home, but un til the relics of the great curse is removed I would rot he hired to. In iStlO the slave population of the county was f>142. with some 2000 free-born blacks. The number ot colored people are about the same at this time, and only two schools. This ratio of school to the population holds good jn the State, as there are about 500.000 col- j ored population, and only 342 schools, cm-j ploying 408 teachers (202 colored and 200 white) having 17.440 pupils. This is a brief sketch of our work as it is 1 conducted in the State at the present time. We have a most lovely day here, and have had a large meeting, and I must be oil for Richmond. Samuel H. Jones. Donirstir Nrtos. The following is the State tax assessed upon the several cities and towns comprising the county of Knox : Appleton, 81,709 14 Camden, 8,997 08 Cushing, 799 06 j Friendship, 843 77 1 Hope, 1.512 02 North Haven, 917 34 Rockland, 20,536 02 South Thomaston, 2.452 66 j Saint George, 2.425 32 Thomaston, 11.130 86 Union, 3,206 28 Vinalhawn, 1,593 78 Warren. 5.012 60 Washington, 1,742 43 Matinicus plantation, 11M09 Muscle Ridge plantation 124 89 863.121 34 _ A military school has been opened at Po land. Meetings are held every Tuesday and Saturday evening for drill in the “manual of arms.” The company numbers fifty. Re cently an election of officers was had as fol lows : Capt., Charles Emery : 1st Lieut., Wal lace Ilodgdon; 2d Lieut., George Allen; 1st Sergeant, Samuel Taylor: 2d Ser.. Edwin Woodsom : Flag Bearer. Reuben Archibald; Right Guard, Edwin Storer: Markers, Bertie Fernnld. and Montie Keen; Drummer, Ly man Keen. Some of*the officers are soldiers who served through the late rebellion with honor, and helped sustain their country’s cause on many a bloody field of battle. We learn from the Argus that Messrs. A. J. Dearborn of Falmouth and Mr. Downs of . i South Berwick, have taken the contract for j the construction of the new college building j at Kent’s Hill, which i> to be one of the finest in the State. It is to be of brick with French , roof. Mr. Fassetof Portland is the architect. The contractors will commence work about the middle of April, and as they are men of enterprise and energy, will ••push things” and get the building ready for occupancy at the earliest practicable day. Hon. F. II. Morse, our Consul General at London, writes home that he witnessed the tests of the Sherman steel at the Dock yard a1 Chatham. The tests are made by direction of the English government and are satisfactory. Mr. Morse thinks the official report will be very favorable to Mr. Sherman. It will be remembered that Mr. Sherman, who was for- j merly a blacksmith in B icksport. has discov- j ered a method by which steel can be manu factured from common iron with great rapid ity. The following nominations made by C. 11. ' Whidden, Esq., Collector of Customs for the District of I’assamaquoddv, have been ap proved by Secretary Boutwcll : N. B. Nutt Deputy Collector and Inspector at Eastport, I re-appointed; Sith W. Smith, Deputy Col lector and Inspector ct Calais, in place of B. , M. Flint; Geo. M. B. Sprague, Deputy Col- ■ lector and Inspector at Vunccboro', re-up pointed. The following patents have just been issued : C. Estabrooks, Calais; Culinary Vessel; H. C. Folsom, Bangor ; Converting articles made j of iron into steel; N. C. Reynolds, Ellsworth; , Boat, detaching apparatus; Under date of April .">, 1^70, 240 patents will be issued. ; During the past week 308 applications and 07 caveats were tiled. There is to be a pleasant time at the Brews-1 ter Hotel, Skowhegnn, on Wednesday even ing next. Mrs. and Miss Sewall, so favorably known to musical and social life there, are to give a sociable,— on which occasion a choice supper, with other pleasant attractions, prom ise a rare entertainment to their many friends : and patrons. The Waterville Mai! says that officer Ed- : wards of that village, has raised a breed of liens that lays two eggs a day ! Don’t lay that! on too thick. We think the story must he j eggsagerated. City Marshal Bolton of Bangor, during the j past year, made fifty-three arrests for selling liquors. Of these in about fifty cases, the I sellers have been convicted, lie has made in all about one hundred searches, in sixty of which seizures were made—amounting in all I to 2ti!)5 gallons of liquors. - - — ■ . — . According to the Union Journal there is a 1 young lady in one of the Biddelord mills, who ) is worth at least §10,000; but who quietly works day by day, earning her six dollars weekly, instead of retiring vfith a competency. • The Machias Union says that there will be • three vessels built at Harrington this season; j one of about 880 tons by Kamsdell & Kumhall; one of 200 tons by Messrs. Wass, and one of about 150 tons by S. W. Nash and others. Mr. Moses T. Cross of Bethel has put into the Androscoggin some three million of lum ber the past winter, which is to he sawed out by the Bethel Steam Mill Company. The Bangor Whig thinks the new census should have a distinct department for the enu meration of loafers. Hev. B. Blacker, Universalist, commenced his labors with the church in Kenduskeag on the last Sabbath. Steamer Charles Houghton begun hoc trips between Portland and Waldoboro last week. The river at Bangor is about clear of ice. It is sail that the Bangor trailers have agreed not to purchase any goods hereafter of commercial travellers, otherwise called runner*. Merchants in this city have not adopted any uniform policy towards commer cial travellers or ‘ drummers.” Sometimes they are annojing, hut often will sell hy sam ple artieles which otherwise would require a trip to Boston to secure. The Mail says that Mr. ,1. W. l’liilbriek. Master Machinist of the Maine (.’. 1!. H., who has been absent in Kansas for a month or two, returned to Waten ille about a fortnight ago, much improved in health. On his return he 1 was presented with an elegant and expensive cane, a gift from the employees of his depart ment. A pair of handsome young hlack marcs were sold in Bangor on Friday, hy Mr. Shaw of the Bangor House, to H. F. McLaughlin of the Franklin House. The price paid was 1 81(100. The 1'uiversalists of Watervillc are to give a levee on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. 1 PLUMBING! f|MlF. Subscriber beg- Icjivc to inform the citizens JL of \ugust i and vicinity that be is prepared to do all kind' of I’lumhing work at the sboitc-t un tie.*. Tlio e about t » have water iutrodueed into their building-will do well U> call on him before going el sew here II. It. STR VTTOV Corner Bridge and Water streets. Satisfaction guarantied. t.Umar-tf CONY HOUSE, IVW T t: It STMiKKT, AUGUSTA, MAIM:. rFI1IS now IT *t* T affords accommodations that no I other one does in the city to the travelling com munity. being located in tin* CENTRE OF BUSINESS, ai 'l very near tin' Depot. The travelling public may be assured that no pain- will be spared to inert all their want*, and with the assistance of Mu. Ti'iinkk, late ot the Augusta House, w e hope to merit a share of the public patronage. Connected w ith tlii.- House Is n First Class Livery Stable! 'll. \. A II. KIM, Proprietors. tltjan.tw.t-cf WEED FAMII.Y FAYOIUTIj SEWING MACHINE. WARRANTED THE BEST IN THE WORLD.! Straight Nee*lie shuttle. Stiteli alike *>u both sides ! uses half as much thread as a -ingle thread ma chine. More of thrni -old than all other machine* in this market: never tail to give perfect - tti-fac fion; every one warrrnted tor five year- Call on Jones, w ho will cheerfully -how the w *o king of the Machine; ul-o will -how more award- of state, County aitd Mechanic-’ Fairs, ami more Certificate from Individual* and Corporations than would till the weekly Journal. flOninr-tf JONES lia* them for sale. Almanacs for 1870. Jf>T RECEIVED, A LARGE LOT OF THE Mniuc Farmer’s Almanacs, By Daniel Robinson, for 1870. for -;1 low by gross dozen, or single at the sign of the My l.ttiyer. 15*5 Water Street. CLAPP & NORTH. Augusta, Nov. IG, 18(59. 48tf Notice of Appeals. 1 > iNTKItvvt. RKVKM E. ) Assessor’s Office, :’d Di-tri* t of Maine. > Augusta, March 22. 1870. 5 IN conformity to Section 5*. of the Act of Con gress, approved July lath. 18MI, notice is hereby given that appeals, relative t*» any erroneous or ex ce-sive valuation-. as-e--ment*. or enumeration*, returne*! in the annual li-t lor l>7u. by the ii.--e.-sor or a.*.-i taut as-e--ors of the th.nl assessment dis trict of Maine, will be received and determined by , the assessor, at hi- office iu Augusta, From the 1st to the 20th ot April, 1970, The law provides that “nil appeal- to the asse sor a- aforesaid, shall be in writing, and shall' specify the particular cau-c, matter, or tiling re- j speeding which a decision is requested, and -hall moreover -late the ground of principle of error : complained ol.” SKI.DEN CONNOR, t22mar&13td \ ■ sor 3d District of Maine. VGENTS WHO SELL OCR NEW WORK. ! • *•*****• “PLAIN HOME TALK AND MEDICAL COMMON *ENSE.” * * * * ****** Have no competition. There never was a book i publi-hed like it. Everybody wants it. Anybody ! can s* 11 it. M \ N V AGENTS ARE NOW MAKING #100 A WEEK The w«nk embrace* ‘.'12 pages, 200 Illustrations. } Price only $ » 2.V If v«ui want to make money and 1 do good, semi lor our 21-page circular, select your j terrihuv. and go to work at once. Full table of contents of tins wonderful work scut j free on application. \ddre--, WELLS A COFFIN. 12 Broome St . N V. Or B. It. STCRGES, 7 scollay- Building, Boston, Mass. mai2fc-+eodlm&w Great Improvement In Artificial Teeth. in;, snell INKFltr< Teeth on Rums EH by a new process, Ijy which the plate i* made ah thin an a metallic base; at the >ametime the plate i* flexible,and less liable to break. This mode insures likewi^p the certainty of a perfect tit. Having purchased the exclusive right to use this mode in Kennebec county. I -ball be n ippy to show its peculiar advantages to any one who needs arti fleialteeth. 60 Wintlirop Street. Augusta, dan. 28th, 1870. t2bjan-3w»t3w0 Purs Medicines and Meals! : Brushes, Combs, Soaps ami Perfumery; (’BOIfli TOILET AM* FAACA ARTICLES! Physicians’ & Apothecaries’ Hoods,1 Pure Sperm. Lard, Kerosene and \«atsfovt Oils. Charles k. Partridge, DRl'GGIST AND APOTHECARY, Water Street, corner Market Square, (UNDER GRANITE DAI L,) Has on hand a Lar^e Selectod Stock kept fYosk by constant additions, j AVI) SELLS AT Tlie l.ouesl Market Kates! FCR GENUINE AND RELIABLE GOODS. Partridge’s Drug Store, Water Street, corner Market Square tljiin7()ly ___ WILLIAM H. WOODBURY, ^Successor to E. D. Norcrosaj — DEALER IX — Hot Air Furnaces, Stoves k Ranges, For Wood or Coni, Tin, Pressed, and Japanned wakes : and KITCHEN GOODS generally. TIN ROOFING & JOBBING OK ALL KINDS Promptly attended to *»- Special attention given to tltt Hot .A.lx- Fttmaccia ! A few Doors south of the Ruihoud bridge. j Water .Street, Augusta. j TT2marA\v-iy ! The Dally Kennebec Journal, Established Jan. 1, 18/0. Notices l>y tlio I’l'ess* The first number of the DAILY KennKHEC Jorn nalwiih Issued from the Journal office on Satur day. It in aboufthe »i*e and style of arrangement ua the usual Daily Legislative Journal, and in ty pographical appearance will compare favorably, we think, with the other Maine dailies. It is de signed by the publishers to Issue it daily through the year, but we fear they will find their enterprise which ought to be a paying on**, considering the fiehl it w ill occupy, to prove a losing one. It cost* a deal of money to publish a paper these times, and a large, prompt pav ing subscription list and a good ly amount ol advertising patronage at respectable rates, are necessary to make a paper sell sustain ing. and prevent its being a source of crtibara&s liieiil to its proprietors. We tender tins new can date for public patronage our wishes for its finan cial success.— Maine Standard. The D.vii.v Kknnm K Jimrnal made its first appearance last •'Saturday. It is a very neat publi cation. and enterprising —ltangnr Wing. Daily Kenneik Jot knai..—With the com mencement of the New \ ear, we received the first number of this new* paper, published nt Augusta, by Sprague. Owen «V Nash. It is a large, -even col umn paper, hand onicly printed, and the reputa tion ol it- publishers i-'a sufficient guaranty that it will be live and spicy.— York County Independent. Tilt Daily Ivenneiie* Joirnal wan i.-sued Jan uary 1st. and is to be a permanent institution. It i-a well arranged, and handsomely printed sheet, and we have no doubt it will receive! as it deserves, a liberal support from the people of Augusta, llai low ell and < .ardiner — Uallotceil Can tie. Duly Kennebec Jot ral. We have received the Hi -t numbers of the new daily Journal now permanently established at the State Capital bv the enterprising publishers of the weekly Journal, Me- r-. Sprague, Owen A Nash. Its appearance i» neat and hu-iness like, audits editors willcoviht h -- make it a progressive, live paper.—Belfast Age. We congratulate our friends ol the Ki.nnh EC ,T«>rit.NAL upon the fuvorablv.auspiees under which their new daily has been is»ue«i. It appeared on the M of Jamiarv. in handsome shape, its column* wdl tilled and showing evidence of sufficient ed itorial ability and industry to ensure its entire Mic ros*. We trust the public will appreciate tl:e ef forts of the publishers to serve them, ami liberally su*laiu the enterprise.— Maine Fanner. Tiie 1>aii.y Kenni.iec Joi ijnal made it< first appearance New Year’s day. It is a well propor tioned sheet of twenty-eight columns, and is in ev es y way well calculated to supply a want which Vugtista has h it for a longtime. YVifh the patron age which it should receive from Hallow ell, t»ard iner, and the other neighboring towns, in addition to it - local support, we see no reason why this en terprise should not be crowned with abundant suc cess.— Jte.iter (laiette. Tin Daily Kennebec* Joi knal made its ap pearance on Saturday. It has a -mart and new sy look, and will succeed.—Ellnrorth America*. The Hr-1 number of the Daily Ki.nni.hi c Jot k nal. Iris been received. Those who wish to re ceive the earliest and fullest information in regard to the doings of the Legislature, should subscribe l«»r it.— Eunlpi.rt Stnthul. Daily Kennebu Joi knal. We have received the first number of this paper, i--ucd Jan. 1 -t It is t-i be permanent, and being the Mate paper, it w ill be a coiHpend of the doings of the Legislature} \Liable not only for the pvt sent, but for preserva tion tor future reference. It will furnish early and full rpports of the Mate Conventions of all kinds; fulln poit- of the Legislature. Legislative < ommil tee. It »ard of Kducation. Board of Agriculture, and all other matters o! interest relating to the Mate Government, thus making iti-ill useful to a very w ide cirele of readers extending over all parts ol the'state. It will be a reliable and straight-forward Kepnblican paper, and the first number indicate* that it w ill be conduct* <1 with ability, and w itli fidel ity to the principles of the party in whose interest it i> e-tabiishcd. It is of the size of the Daily Lew iston Journal.— The Satirise. I'resqut Isle. !> un Kknnep! <• Joi knal. The advertisement of this new d:til> appears in our column* to-day. It ir.vc- the l« gi.-lativc proceedings of each day very fully contain.- telegraphic dispatches, the financial and commercial transaction* in New y ork and Bos ton, and is in every respect a tlr-t-class daily pa per. Term- #7 per year or for the legislative .-ession.—Andrcsroffgin Herald. Daily Kknm liV Jot knal. The enterprising Proprietors of th< Ke nnebec Journal, i-Mied the !b-I number of their in-u daily Jan. I-t It is hand somely c\eetiled, ably condin led, and deserves at I.•.i-1 lift* cn hundred subscribers along the river. During the legi-latnre it is espeeially valuable.— Stutter net lle/Huter. The pul l -h«i- . fthr Kennebec JnntvAE com menced their dally paper with the New Year It i- a good hiok;ng%heet. much superior to the form er se-.-ion issue.-. No thrice weekly will bepuh 1 i - lied.—hrackett in It (first Age Newsi ai eiis*. With the New Year we an* greet ed by the Daily* Kennebec Jot ic.nai., published b\ Sprague. Owen A: Na.-h. It i-<»f goodsize.it* ni.tti r i- w ell arranged, and its editorial com in* t w ill -how the same ability whieh ha* governed the weekly Journal.—free Dress. Ilocttann. Tm. Daily Ki.nni ic Jot knal has reardied us, and is fully up to the standard of our expectations. It - typographical appearance i- neat, and it- gt uer al m i iiigeuu nt all that could be desired. We hone it will be liberally patronized, and it will l»e if ln« people of the Mate do their duty.—Farmington (‘hrvuicle. The first number of the Daily Kennebec Jot K nai. promptly made its appearance on Saturday, Jan I t ft is a handsome sheet, got up in a style that doc* credit tt» it* enterprising publishers.— /liddttord Democrat. With the m~w year, came the Daily Kennebec Joi knai.. It i- a very neat p: per. and we sl uubl think it would be a favorite with the people of tin* K« nnebeGardiner Mvrue Jomrunl. Daily Kennlbe* Joi knal. We have received the first number of the daily issued by the publish er* of tin Kennebec Journal. This i- uot t<> be foi the Legislature only, but is to be a permanent daily publication. There is no reason w hy the large cit ies and towns which cluster about the capital mjoiiM not afford support to at least one daily, even though the railroad trains do bring Boston paper* in a few hours from the pres?. The Journal is a handsome sheet, well filled with news and miscel lany. and we trust w ill be u tucce*»,—Belfast Jaur^ nal The new Daily. We have received the first number of the Daily Kean elec Joi unal. If is one ui the best looking daily papers which comes to our office. There is no reason w hy sneb a spright ly journal should uol 'tart at once on the road to success. The price of subscription i» #7 per year. —Calais Advertiser. The Daily Kennebec JoritNat. made its how to the public last Saturday, ami is understood to be a permanent institution! It deserves a liberal sup port in the Kemud*e'e valley, nof only through the se.-sion of the Legislature,’of whose doings if will give full report daily, but permanently.— Iraterrill* Mail. \ew.*papohi\l. The Daily Kennhh < 4<»c rn al made it - appearance on Saturday morning la.-t. It i- printed in first-rate style, and manifests a great deal of Enterprise in it- management. We are glad to notice that it hat* a good li.-t of -ubscribers in tliis* <• itv. who receive their papers tV« m a carrier at eight oVloek. This is a great convenience. and one that should be appreciated by our people.— Gardiner Reporter. Ain sta Daily Joi unal. This paper marie its appearance last Saturday, very inatLv printed ami lull of mattir Our only i «hei • « n that An gn-ta brethren are giAin’g too much reading lor the patronage of a place no larger than Augusta. Mice-.- t«» the enterprise.—Ilrmirtrirk Telegraph. YVe have n eeived the first two or three number?* ot the Daily Kennei:i<' Joi knal. published bv Mes.-rs Sprague. Owen A Nash. Augusta, which i- hereafter to In* a permanent daily paper, instead of being published only dining the season of tiro Legislature, a?* heretofore. It in a handsome sev en-column paper, w» 11 made up, giving much agri cultural and miscellaneous reading, as w ell as lo cal and general newt*. YN e have no doubt itwill be ahlv conducted and wish it substantial success.— Roe kit r mi Gazette. The llr-t number of the Daily Ki wkkkc nal made it* appearing* “U Saturday. It is very neatly got up,— Oxford Tiemocrat. The nr tmmUr of the Daii y Ki ' MEMC Ji i R nal promptly made it* appearance on Saturday, the 1-t inst. It is a handsome sheet, got up in a st> le that does credit to its enterprising publishers. — Oxford Register. A Slav Daily \'eav.«i> ai lb. YVe receive the Daily Kennebec Jot bnae, a goodly sized, well filled and small appearing paper, published by Messrs. Sprague. Owen ,* Nish, at Augusta, the proprie tors of the Old (Weekly) Kennebec Journal: terms, $7 a year in advance*.’ We hope it will be patron ized bvour Republican friends, and we think it" ill be. being the first and only daily issued at the Capi tab—Aluehian Cnion. State ol’Mnine. Resolve* in reliition to the pnMieation of the Revised Statutes. Resolved, That as soon as may be after the < Into of the present session of the legislature, fbe govern or and council are hereby authorized and directed to contract with the resin nsible person or persons, making the lowest bid. for the public: tion of therc \ i.-od statutes id ibis state, together w it 1» the consti tution thereof, the constitution of the t inted Mates, the repealing a. t and such other addition - as are necessary, in a style not inferior in printing, paper and landing to tlintof the la.-t edition of the revised statute.-, and the person or persons w it It a\ hom such contract is made, shall be required to supply the -tat • w ith two thmiMinri co‘»h>., The governor and council are hereby authorized to make .'aid con tract, upon -in h term.- and conditions as they deem necessary lor the interests ol the slate. Resolved, That the secretary of state is lien by di rected to secure the cop) eight of an id revised stat utes for the list* of the state, and that no edition of tin* same shall be published by any other person than the party or parties with whom the said con tract i- made, until alter the expiration of live years from the fir t day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one. Resolved, That the - ait I fifteen hand nal copies of the revi-ed statutes, belonging to the state, shall when printed, be deposited i»y the pert-on or persons pub lishing tin* same in the office of the secretary of stab1, and the secretary is hereby directed to dis tribute the same in tin* same manner as provided by resolve approved March thirty--first, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty - seven, and as now provided by law. Approved March 21, M70. STATE OF MAINE, ) Sec a eta by *h firrirv, _ > Al'r.i st a. Mar. 2d, 1*^70. > I PROPOSALS for the publication of the Revised statutes a* stated In the foregoing resolves, a\ ill be received and opened by the Governor and ( oun cil at their next session, on T»i£fi/by?* ■April Mb. FRANKLIN M DREW, inari^-tt apr3 Secretary of State.