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FfUDAT MORNING, An*. 5, 1870.
Sidney Parham,
1st District—JOII \ LA VCII.
2d District—WILLI A M P. FRYE.
3d District—JAMES *>. BLAINE.
4th District—JOHN A. PETERS.
5th District—EUGENE HALE.
For Stnnlom,
Oxford • • - THOMAS P. CLEAVES,
Vork . . . JOHN B. NEALI.EY,
For Slif i tfT,
Oxford, - • • LORENZO D. STACY.
York, • • - EDMUND BARREN.
For County Attorney.
Oxford, - - - ENOCH FOSTER, JR.
York, - - - GEORGE G. YEATON.
For Connty Commissioner,
Oxford, - - ALBION P. GORDON.
York, - - - ALBERT G. HUSSEY,
For Connty Tren surer,
Oxford, - • - FREDERIC E. SHAW.
For Clerk or Conrts.
York, • - - AMOS L. ALLEN.
Republican fount) Convention.
The Republican voters of Kennebec county arc
requested to send delegates to a Convention to be
held at
Granite Hell, Auguste, Wednesday, August 1 Oth,
At li o’clock A. M , lor the pt»n»o-e of nominating
three c mdidate* for Senators, one County Cominii
eioner, Coun.y Attorney, County Treasurer, Shenll
and to transact all other bn.-inuse that may |jro|H*r
lv com** before the Convention.
* The oasis of representation will l>«* a* follows:,
Each citv. town and plantation will be entitled to
one delegate and an additional delegate lor every
seventy-uve votes cast for Joshua L. < h aiuberhim ^
at the Gubernatorial election of 18*'»8. A traction of (
forty votes will be entitled to uu additional dele
? The cities, towns and plantations are entitled to
tne following number of delegates:
Albion, 3 Pittston, *»
Augusta, It Readflcld,
Belgrade, 4 Rome.
Benton, 3 Sidney, 4
Chelsea, 2 Vassaiboro, J
Clinton, 4 A icnna.
China, .r» Waterville, P»
Fanningdale, 3 Wayne, 3
Fayette, 3 We*t Gardiner, 4
Gardiner, 10 Wind-or, 3
Hallowell, *i Win-low, 4
Litchfield, 5 Wfimlirop, *;
Mane he ter. 3 Clinton Gore.
Monmouth. 6 Unity Plantation J
>ft. Vernon, 4
Total 132.
Wm H. LrnitY. Augusta. 1
L. T. UmmiiiV. Waterville. I Reput-lf
J. I. Sn»l»I>vKl>. Gardiner. / Count
Jo«El*H T \Vomi»waui» Mdncv i Cornua t e.
CiiAKf.ua Jewett, Ciintou J
May 27, 1870.
fSomerset County Republican Con- ntlon.
The Republican voter-of s merset • .-unlyarc i c
que-teJ to -end deleg tes to a Convention to be
held at 4 obnrii Hall, f»kowhf}{HU, Thurs
day, August 1 stIi. : t l’» oVl k A. M , for the
purj*>*eo? nominating two candid .tes for Sena
tors. County Attorney. County Treasurer, and one
Com.ty Coiumissioner. ami to traa-.-o t all other
business that may properly come before the ( on
v- ntlon. The ba-i- of representation wall be «
foli -ws, viz: Each town and plantation will Ik* en
titled to one delegate and one additional delegate
for everv fifty votes ca-t for Jnshu I. Chamber*!
lain at the <iuberutttori.«l election 18 8. \ fr:ie. j
lion of thirty voles w ill be entitled to .»u additional
James Wright. )
Wn li \m Folsom ! Republican
S. F. Bm >T, } < ouuty
J wiks It rUHOOMIE j Committee.
Horatio N. Page, J
Lincoln County Republican Convention.
The Republican voter- of Lincoln County arc
renin- U*d to send delegate-, to a Couveution to be i
held at the
on Thursday, Augttst 2Mb, 1870, at in o’. 1«>< W A M.,
lor the purpo-e oi nominating candidate* for'sen
ator, Sheriff, County Attorney, li gb-ter of Probate.
County Conunirt.-ioiier, County Treasurer, and to
jransrtVt all other business that may properly come
before the Convention.
The basis of representation will be as follows:
Kmdi town and plantation will be entitled to one
delegate, and an additional delegate for every fifty
voter, cast for the Republican cand <1 tic at the Gub
ernatorial election of Is A majority fraction
Will be entitled t-» an additional delegate.
AM»KE\V LACY, Wimetsset, ]
Jameh A. Hall, Hauiarittootta, I Republican
saucklL. Mili.ek Waldoboro’, V County
samHel J. Bond, Jefferson, I Commil tee.
Horace Fossext, Bristol, J
July 11, 1870.
Republican County Conventions.
Androscoggin* at Auburn August 21.
Cumberland, at Portland August 17.
Penobscot, at Bangor August 18.
Piscataquis, at Dover Augu-t 21.
Sagudaeoc, at Bath August 25. i
Washington, at DennybvUle August 24.
The government still continues to reduce
the public debt. Dining the last month it
shows a reduction of several millions of
dollars, and this beside paying all the cur
rent expenses. This is most gratifying to
all who desire to see*the debt wiped out
and the credit of the government thorough
ly established. Under the reduced rate ol
taxation this rapid curtailment of the debt
cannot continue, but the country w ill be
satisfied with less reduction of the debt
and greater freedom from taxation. What
has been done toward paying off the debt
is shown in the following;
Public debt, decrease for July, $17,034,123 74
Public debt, tie* ica.-e bicce
March. l«:o 09.004,001 17
Public debt, decrease during
IVraut’tf Administration 130,138.784 01
Aver tire monthly decivaee for
l*t* 7,201,231 90
Average monthly decrease for
l#;u. 13,800,800 21
The nomination of the democratic party
for governor is being passed around but
nobody appears to bid for it. 'The Stand
ard of yesterday published the following
letter in which Mr. Kimball reiuses to lie
the lictiiu. The letter was addressed to
Gen. Philo Clark of Turner, in reply to
one addressed by him to Mr. Kimball.
I’oKTi.Axn. July 21). 1S7U.
S/y /J ar Sir:—Vour kind fiver of tin- 27th
came duly to hand and contents noted. I
w ill say in reply, that the Cli.iinhcrlain move
ment as far as I know, lias entirely subsided
and I presume will not come before the Ban
gor Convention, in any form To the next
uueation I answer, most decidedly, no. My
name must not he brought la-l'ore the Con
vention in any way. (sen. Smith did the par
tv a great favor to accept the nomination last
year, under the circumstances, and if he de
sire* it. lie is tairly and honestly entitled to a
re-nomination tin* year; hut should lie decline
to run again, then I uni most decidedly in
favor ot Gen. Cliaa. W. Koherta, of Bangor,
who will make us a gallant and popular candi
date, and in my opinion do much to bring
strength and harmony to our ranks.
1 therefore trust you and my other friend*
will go to Bangor, determined that if G n.
Smith declines, to place the gallant General
Kobert* at the bead of our tick, t for the cam
paign of 1K70- .
1 ours with esteem,
C. P. Kimball
For several weeks past telegrams from
North Carolina to the press of the country
have shown a bad condition of aifaiis in
that State. Indeed, at no time since the
war has North Carolina been in a com
pletely settled condition, and deeds ot vio
lence have been alarmingly frequent.—
Oilieers of the law have been murdered by
concealed assassins, and peaceful citizens
have been shot down at the thresholds ol
their dwellings. The fact that all the vic
tims of these assassinations were Republi
cans was so significant as to force the be
lief that the murders were for political
purposes, and were done by order of sorai
secret organization.
The State government, through its de
tectives, at last definitely ascertained tin
fact of the existence of this organization,
which calls itself the Constitutional Union
Guard, or the Ku Klux Klan. In the coun
ties of Jervis, Lenoir and Craven, the
operations of the Ku Klux had been ex
{tensive and bold, and many murders and
! outrages had been committed by them.
The sheriff of the county of Jervis, while
! riding home in the night time was killed
I by men ambushed by the side of the road.
• Col. Shepard, a leading republican of Le
noir county, while sitting at his door was
killed by persons who fired at him from
across the river. James Grant, a colored
man who was a leader among his people,
was also assassinated. Tiie detectives
after working up these cases found suffi
cient evidence to warrant the arrest of five
men. Three of the five turned State's
evidence and confessed that they belonged
to the Ku Klux, and had participated in
these murders by order of their superiors.
They fully exposed the workings anil de
signs of the organization, whose chief ob
ject was to restore “a wbite man’s govern
ment,” and “to accomplish, so far as pos
sible, that which the rebellion failed to
accomplish.” With all this evidence no
jury could be found to convict the accused,
lhead of the vengeance of the secret as
sassins, and the presence of members <>t
the organization, upon the jury, prevented
justice being done. Other similar trials
resulted in the same manner. So exten
sive were the ramifications of the organi
zation that no jury could be summoned
which did not include members of the Ku
Kbix Klan. More than this, in many of
the counties a large proportion of the offi
cers of the law were themselves members
of this traitorous society.
Such a state of affairs could not fail to
work disorder. It did not. In the coun
ties of Orange, Chatham, Alamance and
Caswell the Ku Klux inaugurated a reign
if terror. Bands of masked men roamed
the country nights, hanging, shooting and
whipping every republican who had made
himself obnoxious to the Democracy by
seal in opposing them. At la t so power
'd had the Ku Klux become that the civil
luthorities were impotent to protect the
•itizens ot these counties. The State gov
ernment was forced to declare a portion
if the State to he in a state of insurrection,
mil to use the military arm to put down
he traitors and to protect the life and
iroperty of loyal citizens. This lias been j
lone, and the Ku Klux have been over- !
powered and defeated ill their endeavors !
to carry the State for the democrats by in
timuhuiug their opponents by murders
and outrages.
Ami ttiese arc uie •* irounies hi .vmn
Carolina” of which so much is now being
said, and of which so little is known at
the North. And in conclusion it would be
well for the decent and moderate men
who have been acting with the Northern
Democracy to consider whether they can
as true men aid a party whose triumph in
the North would put into power such vil
lains in tint South. Every man in the
South who is true to government is now
acting with the Republican party. To this
rule there is, there can be no exceptions.
The “ Democratic” party of the South i>
not the true Democratic patty. It bears
the name but .hat is all. it is a parly
composed equally of Whigs and Demo
crats whose very intense principle is
hatred ot the government, and whose
only aim is to undo all that was done by
the war. llow any Northern man, how
any ex-soldier, how any true man can
work for or even desire the success ot such
a party is incomprehensible. Let every
such man reflect upon his position. f
Elections will be held this fall in all the
States except Oregon, New Hampshire,
C'onnectieu and Rhode Island. Sixteen
States are to choose United Slates Sena
tors, ami live have already done so.
The Republican State Convention for
Massachusetts has been called to meet in
Worcester, Wednesday, October 5th, the
repri sculatioli by delegates to be upon the
same basis as last year.
The Farmer who raises produce for a dis
tant market is limited to a few articles, such
as wheat, corn, rye, etc., which greatly ex
haust the soil, while he who has a market
near at hand can cultivate almost any pro
duct for which Ids soil and climate are adapt
ed, and can have a thorough rotation of crops,
so necessary to preserve the vitality ot ids
soil. _
Benjamin Willis, an older brother of the
late Wdliam Willie of Portland, died in
Brookline, Massachusetts, Thursday 28th ult.
Four years ago hr was attacked with paraly
sis. and though it did nut prove immediately
fatal, it impaired his health so that he has
never recovered it since. In 1H03 he went to
Portland with his father, ami engaged in the
dry goods business in which he was very suc
Colby Pniversity has conferred the degree
of JLL D. upon Kphraim Hunt of Boston, and
the d» gree of Doctor ol Divinity upon Prof.
E. C. Mitchell of Alton, Illinois, and the Kev.
H. V. D.-xteruf Kcnneounk; all graduates of
the college.
The population of Farmington Village Cor
poration is about 1300; there are 200 Pu nch
fa tutu: of the rorxosTEiis.
The young democracy, led by Bion
Bradbury, have met with failure in their
attempt to establish a party of their own.
Their defeat comes from a source where
it might have been expected, but which it
appears they were so sanguine oi success,
as to overlook. The few sore-head
republicans that endorsed the movement
found themselves alone when the test
came. Their name was not “Legion,
nor, indeed, had it any potency against the
republican organization in the State,
which never stood firmer than at this day.
« The New York Tribune publishes the fol
Portland .Me., July tj. me immmr
lain movement,” as the attempt nt a few in
dividuals to get that gentleman to consent
to be voted for against Mr. 1’erham
was called has come to a sudden and rather
disastrous end. A letter addressed to him.
embodying the views I have already written
you almut, although pressed hard in this
community and in the Hast, failed to get a
respectable number of signatures, and the
abandonment of the scheme is now an
: nounced. It is not believed that the Govern
or would have become a party to the project
in any ordinary event. This falls heavily on
certain Republicans who hoped to float their
own personal ventures upon the supposed
; ocean of the popularity of the movement, and
whose little barks are now left bung on the
roek of despair; while the snowy bearded and
traditional Democracy, who were beaten off
from making a nomination at the Convention,,
by assurances that there would he new leaven
in their loaf if they set it away till the August
heats, are loud in their complainings, and
ask with derisive bitterness “Where are the
victories that you promised us?” And so
the Convention at Bangor on the Kith prox
imo will he substantially a funereal con
course. and while it may not be of great can
sequefice what they do, let me predict that
Gen. Chas. W. Roberts will be nominated.
, Ti e juveniles can go for him violently, be
cause he is a soldier and is young : while tlu
ancients had their hearts softened toward
him because he opposed adjournment and de
nounced the Chamberlain diversion.
There may be a question whether;
“Charley” would care about taking the!
nomination under present circumstances.
The honor of being shelved and embalm-1
■ ed by the side of the defunct eandiates oi
j the democratic party for the last fifteen;
, years <• mnot be very alluring to his youth
j tul imagination, and may cause some hes- ,
I Ration on his part to be led to the sacrifiev. i
Tin' fight at Saarbruck was not much of
a fight after all. It amounted to little;
more than a skirmish, but afforded a
ehitiii'e to praise tin* Prince Imperial for!
his great courage in looking on at a safe
distance. Sure the blood of Napoleon
is in his veins.
The German- in this country arc holding
war .meeting!*, but except in speeches the,
amount to but little. We venture to sa\
that the number who will return to the
fatherland to fight will not make a great
hole in the census.
It is thought that Napoleon erred in not
pushing promptly into Bavaria; he would
thereby have neutralized the action of till
Southern Germany. Such a movement is j
impossible now, because it would expose
The lower chamber of the Hungarian
Diet has voted a supplementary credit of
“five millions for defence, and has author
ized the calling out of the next year's eon- j
tingent when necessary.
The Journal Official savs the govern-!
meiit has decided that during the war no j
person, of whatever nationality,' will be ;
permitted to enter or leave France without ^
a passport. This, huweiVr, is not appli
cable to the subjects of those States actual
ly at war with France. They can only
travel in the interior, with the special per
mission of the Minister of the Interior.
The Public says that the French govern
ment has contracted for a cable between
Calais and some point in Jutland, Den
mark, in order that the operations of the
Baltic fleet may he reported to and from
the capital.
The Loudon Post approves of Mr. Glad
stone's polit v of pence, so long as Belgium
remains untouched. It refers to old
treaties between the United States and
Prussia, and says the restrictions as to
articles contraband of war will probably
become a dead letter for the United States, j
especially as England pays no attention to j
The Berlin correspondent of the London i
News says the Prussian plan of campaign [
consists in a simultaneous advance of the |
whole army, without the reservt s, toward*
the French frontier. The four main rail
road.- leading from the Elbe to the Rhine
I will then he altogether stopped tor private
I traffic during the days destined to the con
veyanre of troops. It is supposed that 1
i each of these railways cau convey 20,000.
I soldiers a day. The locomotives and
wagons returning next day, 20,000 again
may be e in eyed on the -ante railway the
third day. when they will have collected
at the stations in tin* Ea-t, or will have
been echeloned along the line. Thus the
240,(XH) men of th North German army,
now in garrisons c a.-t of the Rhine, will be
: on the banks of thatf river the fifth day
after the commencement of the movement.
The reserves will follow as they come in,
1 which, in Prussia, is very quickly. The
Landwehr, this time, not destined to act
j on the aggressive, will till tip the garri
i oils. Thus the advance from the Rhine,
which will be crossed at <'ologne, t’ob
lentz and Mnyence by the permanent rail
j way bridges, will be made with 30,000
i men complete, followed by 100,000, who
j will gradually fall in with their cadres,
j The advance will be concentric upon l'ar
! is, unhesitating and unceasing, until the
j French arc met. Neither an attack from
j the sea nor a French diversion in Southern
j Germany will be heeded.
The Mathias Union says that the house of
Thouias Robb of Alexander was burned on
| the 27tli ult. Mr. U. was absent and Ids wife
and children in the field. Nothing was saved
I hut a part of a barrel of flour. Mr. Robb has
been infirm for several years, and is now un
able to work; he has a wife and six smalt
j children.
Domestic NeVus.
Examination at Orono.
The annual examination of the classes of
the Maine State College of Agriculture and
Mechanic Arts was held at Orono on Wednes
day. The Whig says the exercises were in
teresting and the young men acquitted theti^
sclvcs well, 1 efleeting great credit on their in
structors. At the close, remarks were mule
by Gov. Chamberlain. Rev. Messrs Allen,
Reed and Raker. The prize declamations of
the Sophomore Class was held in the Metho
dist church on Tuesday rvening. The speak
ing was very good, anil the singing was excel
lent. The first prize was awarded to Renj.
K. Gould of Wntcrville; the second lo Oren
S. Sargent of Milo.
Two Barns Burnrd In Wells.
On the night of the 28th ult.. the barn of
Ellison Hill, on the Lower Road, in Wells,
was consumed by fire. The contents of the
barn—some four tons of hay and a carriage
belonged to Christopher Littlefield ot Wells,
whose loss is about $150. The barn was not
valuable; no insurance; another suspected
incendiarism. Also on the 31st ult., at about
4 o'clock in the afternoon, the barn of (’has.
W. Boston, on the Lower Road, vritli all its
contents, was laid in ashes. It contained up
wards of 25 tons of hay, and was not insured.
Careless use of matches is supposed t i be the
cause. Loss about §800.
Mormon* Among I s.
It is stated tlmt there are four Mormon So
cieties in Maine and three in Massachusetts.
There are others in Rhode Island and i onnec
tieut. and a general conference " ill he held
in Boston this fall. The sect in New England
discountenance polygamy and regard the Salt
Rake Mormons as apostates front the true
faith, calling themselves the Reorganized
Church of the Litter Day Saints. The Soci
ety in Boston was founded two years ago and
slow I v increased to a membership of sixteen.
The membership in Maine is not known.
Bovlnrs In Fatal Conflict.
The Portland Advertiser says that a curious
case occur!ed in Fiycburg, on Wednesday
last. Two cows came together on the hanks
of the beautiful Saco. They hooked ami
pushed ami twisted until tiny got their horns
locked, when one of them wet over the hank
and broke her neck, and of course dragged
the other too. both going into the water, the
living one only to be held down !>y the dead
one till drowned.
son* el Temperance Quarterly Meeting.
Tile Gardiner Home Journal says that at
tile quarterly session of the Grand Division of
the Sons of Temperance held in Bangor last
week, there was a good attendance and a good
spirit manifested. The members were well
satisfied witli the nomination of Mr Pcrltam.
i'lie report of the Grand Officers showed a
gain from last quarter and a healthy state of
the Order. Initiations tor the quarter had
averaged nine to each division.
The Chronicle says the new depot grounds
at Farmington village were visited in a mys
terious manner hu t Thursday night which our
readers will remember was very dark. A
large amount of earth was removed, some es
timate it at fifty cariloads, and dug about a
foot below the grade—seven or eight feet in
depth. Mr. Clark's entire gang was employed
two or three hours next morning carting away
the pile thrown tip. Broken pieces of board,
which had the appearance of having been un
derground a long time, and parts of a skeleton
are reported to have been found. The point
of the excavation was formerly the cellar of
an old tavern, all traces of which have long
since passed away. Many are the conject
ures, but no one can offer a probable solution
of tliis curious proceeding.
Patrick Conroy was drowned while bathing
alone in t lie Presumpscot river, near the line
of the Portland & Ogdensburg railroad, in
Windham, Sunday last. Conroy came from
Massachusetts the day before to work on the
railroad, and it is supposed that he was acci
dentally drowned, as his clothes wfe found
on the hank. His body was recovered Mon
day afternoon at o o'clock and buried Tues
day at t'ne expense of the town.
It is understood that Gen. Thom of the IT.
S. Engineers, will presently have t* force ot
men blow out the obstructions in Hurl Gate,
between Bath and Boothbay, and so widen
tlie channel that the strength of the curren1
will he lessened and tin passage made more
secure. This will he done under the appro
priation of $10,000, made by 'l e last Con
gress. and the Times says it will lie nw< Iconic
improvement to that much traveled thorough
Seaman are advised that in compliance
with a recent act of Congress, and by order of
the Secretary of the Treasury, hereafter Hos
pital money will he collected at the rate of
10 cents per month, instead of 20 as hereto
fore. The law takes effect from Aug. 1st.
The Ellsworth American says the people of
East Hass Harbor are building a large and
commodious school house, to cost *2,200. It
will be the largest and most stylish school
house on the Island. There will he a hall in
the second sto-y. t
The Journal says Capt. Arthur Berry has
improved and repaired iiis wharf at Gardiner,
and dug out the channel sufficient to raise the
wharf some four feet higher than it used to
he—making it one of the best wharves in the
The cooper shop of Pliinney & Jnckson on
Brown's wharf. Portland, was burned Wed
nesday evenings, loss $2500.
Would most respectfully inform the citizens of this
place ami vicinity that he has been
duly licensed an
v u c T ION e e it,
And is prepared to attend to
And by giving strict attention to business he
hopes to* iv -cive a liberal shaie oipublic pat. on
R K F K R K V C K » :
S. Titeomb. M-ivor: It II. Cushnnn, President
dranit** Hoik: Col. iv Alden, P. A K. R H ; II S
Osgood. Khs K\. OHb-e; Howard Owen, Kenne
bec Journal: Oavid Cargill, Ins. Agent. %
OFFlt K—Meonlan Building, Water St., Augusta.
< 7ou<rli Candy !
r i:\IH.\IU EtG*K < Ol Gil <\YI>\ cures
>> < «-l <.I|N. I ()LU>, WHOOPING COUGH ami
all Throat troubles.
2 Doors south of Granite Block, Market Sq.
■F/inoy Groods, cAjo.. boi<1 l>y
lanl-ly* W. WENDKNnUUli.
Hanging Dome Furnace!
BfMT* ft'ft 8TMEKET,
f ■'HI'* iii'w Hotel afloids accommodations superi
1 or to ;mv other in the city to the travelling com
munity. hemic located in tile
anil rcry near the f)ejn>t.
Connected with and adjacent to the House are
commodious and convenient
N i vi ■» i, i: It 44 o n w !
where Commercial Travellers can show their goods
live of charge.
The travelling public may he assured that no
pain-will be spared to meet all their wants, and
with the assistance of Mu. Tl itMiK, late ol the
Augusta House, we hope to merit a share of the
public patronage.
Connected w itb this House is a
First Class Livery Stable!
G. A. A' II. COSY, Proprietors.
‘Hjan.tn Wf
IVo. lOO Smlbury Street, - - Boston,
WITH Tin: COM HI > A llos MTU l Mi CtsHION.
New and Second-Hand Tables always unhand
and foi said at the lowest prices. Give'me a call
a piK. F. WILMAKTII. \gcut.
Ihiwdoin College.
riMIF first examination for admit--ion a\ ill be In Id
1 in A da ni' Hall on Frida} of Coiiimoiui incut
Week .July lath, at S o’clock \ M. The e« m.d ex
amination Will be held ill Adain> II:.II "11 tl c 111-t
d:.v of the next term. Thursday, ^epteinhci 1-t, at S
o’clock A. M.
S VMFF.I. IIAKK13, Pividei-t.
Brunswick June I Mb, 1S70 2n 2•'»
For the Public.
Opposite tiie Post Office,
These Machines, by their simpb ity. durability,
and the great range of woik the\ execute,
have gained n reputation truly
The fatuous succ.es- of the MNGI'.K M vm r VCTl It
in«, i .,',11‘asv has stimulated many other com*
pans.-.- ti> put forth all their energies and talent- to
produ a* i -ewing iaa*diiue that would eclipse or
equal the >.ng*-»\ but in every ca-e they have sig
naiiv tailed, a- i- plainly shown by the fuel, that of
all tlie travelling agents—“runner- or drummers”
—of other companies, mate hive the a--tiraiice to
. claim more than an equ .Ltv w ith the Sing* r. even
I upon any special class oi w ork.
There are many sewing machines, now offered t<>
the public, that have their good point.-, and arc of
imii h as-i.-tance t" the housewife and the industri
ous seamstress. Parties pureha-ing n sewing ma
chine of sort. find the improvement on the old
fashioned *wa\ of sewing 1 »\ hand so great and
plea-big. that they are naturally, but erroneously,
led to believe that they have the l.e-t, until the -pell
is broken by the introduction of the Singer of lsTO
into a neighbor’s family, which is sure, uy toe in*
creased rapidity and ease w ith w hich it doe*, every
kind of plain or fancy sewing, to awaken them t" a
po-itive. although it may be silent acknowledge
ment. of the painful truth that there are very many
varieties of w ork that are easily executed upon the
Singer, but that they must either be « on tent to do
without, or exchange, at a heavy pecuniary sacri
fice. their curvod-needled, frail-powered, uurelia
ble-tensioiied, low-speeded or ravel-stitched ma
chine for a Singer Xnr Family Machine.
Various expedient- are resorted (<#• that the pub
lic eye may be turned from the >ingcr for the pur
pose* of introducing inferior machine.—viz. “The
Button-Ibde I lodge.” "The Over-Seaming.” “The
Double-Lock-Knot-Stitch.”‘‘Mastic Stitch,” Twist
ed Loop," self- Vdjil-tingTen-ions,”" High Finish
and Beautifully OVnrmeuted," "Slrught Needle,”
"Miteh-Aliko-ondmth-Sidt"Medals from Fairs,”
"Vertical Feed Bars’” "Noiseless Kunning," "Si
lent Feed,” and last and worst of all the low-priced
—"Family shuttle Machines.”
Manx* of the-e points are desirable, (and the
Singei excel!- all in each individual speciality) but
the greatest use made of these special points, is by
the retail agent w ho parades them before the inex
perienced purchaser with such fluent and earnest
style, as to entirely divert attention from the really
important hearing’s of the case. While other inno
cent local agents ignorantlv represent that the ma
chine sold by them is capable of doing every varie
tv of work, egual to the Singer, ami often do they,
thus unconsciously swindle customer* who cannot
affoid to squander their substance upon gilded
follies and worthies* rattle-traps.
Parties in que.-t of a Sewing Machine should look
about them and 1 am what machine is most exten
sively u-e l in families, tailor shops, shoe factories,
ami earria.r factories. It in an acknowledged fact,
iret /y admitted by tdl newtng machine dealera, that
v it at' than two-thirdn of all the clothing worn iji thin
country by both atcrea, whether custom made or ready
made, in actually manufactured upon TflK >l.s<*KU
Skvving M u him:
These Machines are manufactured by one of the
ol lc t. -1 rouge-t. and most enterprising Com pan
ic- that has ever been engaged ill the business in
the world Throughout their immense manufac
tories, which are kept in constant operVioii "day
and night,” none hut highly skilled mechanics are
employed. Newly improved machinery is em
ployed’ turning out c edi part finished to that me
chanical • x letncss, that every one is a perfect du
plicate of tin* other in -ize, weight and finish. All
new inventions are carefully examined and tcslbd,
and if approved, are adopted, regardless of ex
pense, while the many impractical humbugs that
are patented, are left to grace some new wonder
and learn the purchaser w hen I*»o late. Ill t In* has
"paid loo dear fur hir whistle ” It should be re
numbered that the Singer Manufacturing Com
pany lias never made a poor Machine—from the
very first twenty-odd years ago. They never buy
editorial m*ti* es, or expend funds in log-rolling”
at Fail s to gain im dais or premiums. •
They simply make their Machines as valuable as
money and science can perfect them—place them
in their Sales Booms, and leave tin* public to find
out their virtues in their own w ay. By this straight
forward course they are now manufacturing about
four hundred ppr day, and at that rate, even, are
unable to supply the demand.
It i*> the oencentrated result of twenty years ex
perience in building Sewing Machines.
It u-es very short -traight needles.
It makes the Shuttle or Lock-Stitch alike upon
i both side* of the work
ll i- verv light running ai d has a silent teed.
It i- very easily kept clean, and is always in
order. . , ,
It is less diflb ult to understand and learn to
operate than any other. . . .
ll ha- the most simple ami easily adjusted ten
sion ever invented.
It is lea* liable to rust than any other.
It is i-u,constructed that dust cuunot enter it or
oil drop tv> »m It ... . ,
It wmk* equally well upon the finest Lace or
heavle-t H»*a\ or < loth*.
It will hem ruffling* of dress goods over seams
without any preparation. .
It is very high speeded, and requires very little
power to keep in motion. .
It will out-wear any other Family Machine ever
"‘iMYill Hem, Bruit!. Fell, Coni, Tack, Ruffle, Em
broider. Hind, Trim, &c.
it ro ts $i*o delivered at your house, set to run
ning and warranted. .. ,
Covers, Folding Tops, Cabinets, according to tin
ish, $tfft to $i50. ,
The prices named above, are the cash prices at
the Manufactory, hut knowing that the various cir
cum.-tanc.- <>t 'all will not admit of the rigid L. o.
I), principle, it has been decided to diycde the
amount into monthly or in sonic cases weekly pay
ment-, in such u manner as will best suit the con
venience of the purchaser.
This i.s done purely for the accommodation of the
patron, as no extra charge is made lrom the regu
lar cash prices. M „ e. _
No charge for instructions in operating the Slug
or** upon any class of work. t
ll. im mW.i- 111.' Place—Oppomte the Post Office.
1 at the Pain-v O.Is ttuil Picture Frame Store of S.
| P. Pi.l'MMKIC. Water Street AukiihW.
X ii—Supei ior quality ot Fwist, I breads, Nee
iIIck, Oii, iin.l nil aorta »1 Sewing Machine t lulling"
lor "ale at Manulm tiirit V price*.
He Pleane cull ami examine.
( Augusta, Muiue. D&W-aieo.t June 15
(2 Doors where
will be found a VERY LARGE STOCK of
Of the LateNt FashionM,
Very Latest Stylo.
Ready Made Clothing,
Gents’ Furnishing Goods
Augusta, Mar. 7th, 1*70. t7mar-tf
NVE Have just received, and are now opening,
One of (lie Largest and Best Assorted
Ever Opened in Augusta.
Splendid assortment of BLACK SILKS,
of the best manufacture.
Organdie Muslins, Iron Bareges. Grenadines, Lenos, Pongees, Mohairs, Alpacns, French
and American ( ambries, and an endless variety of common DRESS GOODS.
White Goods, Woollens, Shawls, Toilet Quilts,
C O T T OX G O ODS, & c .
Parasols, Sun tnibrellas, Fans, Hosiery, (dotes,
All of which were bought lor CASH, and will be sold at the low est market rates.
Fowler, Hamlen & Smith.
ttf-junc 23
ighHallowell House
MR. .1. B. IIILL would respectfully inform his
fiiends and the public that he ha-opened the
above named house, and ha.- titled it lip us
A First Class Hotel.
This house Is about two rods from the depot, and
is within a few -tep- of the express office and the
business street ot the city.
In connection with the house there Is a
This holin' will lie opened to the public on the
Fourth of July. Thankful for the favors which he
has received at hi.-former place or business in T.ew
iston, the subscriber guarantees to give complete
satisfaction to the travelling public.
J. B. HILL, Proprietor.
Mr. A. F. Morse
j has just returned from BoHon with a very large
aud desirable assortment »»1
Stereoscopic Views,
w hich will be sold at Boeton prices. lie also makes
ami keeps constantly on hand
Views of Halloweli and Vicinity.
Any views wheh his customers may want whirl
! arc not in his election, % ill he ordered immediate
lv. He has a great variety of PICT! RE FRAME*
I on hand.
All order* f«»r framing done with nearness and
d< - patch. Pictures of every style, made cheap.
The J*ublie are invited to call at his rooms on
Water *T.. corner I’niou St.. Halloweli. and ex
amine his stoek. _Ijnly-ttf
Repairing Done at
i.,|irt-:iin Williamson * Greenwood's.
Foreign and Domestic
And (^arpetinirs.
><>. 17a TVATKIt HTItKirr,
o. (;. wiitTi.iioi’HK, Daniel NViiitehol’se.
tmay‘24-tf __
Buy the Best!
For Wood or Coal!
For Economy, Durability, Beauty of Design
and Finish,
Perfect In Every Kespcct,
Itbommends itself to every one in want of a
I'iiKt ( ItiM t ook stove !
Sold in Augusta by
■ Also some of the
ill the Market, and a variety of
IIouse-Furnlshlng floods !
A few Doors south of Kail road Dredge.
r\ and after Wednesday. June 2*2d. the Steamer
Ella will leave Augusta at ft o’colork A. M.,
for Ilallowell, fiardiner, Richmond, Bath, and
Returning, will leave Portland for Augusta, and
intermediate landings on the Kennebec, every
7 A. M.
AusHKla to Portland, $1.30
Ilallowell to “ 1.40
tiardiner to “ 1.25
Klehiuond to “ 1.00
Bath lo “ .75
Paaeeugers by this route will be ticketed through
to New York t»v the Steamers FRANCONIA and
I>1 It 11 .<>. which leave Portland for New Y'orkevery
Monday aud Thursday. Baggage trucked in Port
land free of expense. Fare from Augusta lo New
York: Cabin, meal* extra; Deck passage,
*:> '»n.
The Ella connect* al*o at Rath, each trip, with
the steamer Spray for Booth bay.
This boat will stop at any of the ice-house® on the
river on display of a white flag mm a signal.
For further particulars apply to
ttf-june&J B. F. MORSE. Augusta, Agent.
Spring Arrangement!
STAR of tie EAST,
/ 10MMEN< 'Eli her regular trips from the Keu
\ nebec. TIH'RSDAY, Mav 15th, 1870, and will,
until further notice, run as follow s :
Leaving Gardiner every Monday nml Thursday
at 3 o’clock, Richmond at 4, and Hath at 6 1*. M.
Will leave Augusta at 1*2 M., Hallowell at 1.45 P.
M . connecting w ith the above boat at Gardiner.
For further particulars inquire of 'V J.
Tuck. Augusta; H. Fuller A Son, Hallov.ell;
T. It Grant, Gntdiner; .J. T. Robinson, Richmond;
,7. E. Brown, Hath.
Gardiner, April 11, 1870. flOapr
Portland & Kennebec Railroad.
Summer Arrangement, 1670.
Passenger train leaves Augusta daily for Port
land amt Boston at 5.45, 11 \. M., and 3 15 1. M.,
amt will he tine in lloston at 1.45. 8 and 10 11 .
Returning, leave Boston at 7.30 A. M and 1- M.c
and Portland 7 10 A. M . 1*2.45 and 5 15 1 • >* , and.
will he due in Augusta at 10 A. M.,3.30 and 8 1 M
Augusta for Vastalboro’, Waterville, Kendall a
Mill-, Skowhegan, Dexter, llangor. &c., at 3 4U r.
M. Returning, w ill be due iu Augusta at 10.50 A.
1 Ang.i-m for Hallowell ami Gnrrtlner (iw»/
•car) *1 7.110. II SO A M . 2.15 <. P. M.
will be due ill Augusta at 7, 8.45 A. M., 1.40, 5.40 .
Through freight train, leave lloston dail) at 4 1.
I SI.. arriving in Augm-ta the following morning at
K A Refrigerator ear is ran on the throngh freight
trains (both going and returning) tarrying linit,
lineal, eggs, veg» tables. &**•» ,u g°°lI order in the
wannest weather.^ L|N(!OLN, Superintendent.
WllliUlllMOn A «-!’«»«»IMVOOirKG
Crockery and Glass Ware,
Atiffi<*bi, April 4, 1870. tftapr-t
Feather Dusters!
Fine Sponges,
Carriage and
Bathing do.,

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