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Dedication of the >cw School House. The new high and grammar school house in this city, corner of State and Bridge streets, was yesterday afternoon dedicated to the pur poses of education by appropriate exercises. A broad stairw ay leads to the neat a«id beauti ful room designed as the future educational home of the scholars in the high school, where the exercises were held. At the time appoint ed the room was filled, ami the new school house, its ample and convenient rooms, well arranged and desirable in every particular, formed the subject of remark and congratula tion. The exercises were conducted according to the order in the published programme, the singing by the scholars forming an interesting feature of the occasion. Hon. ,J. \V. North presided. The throne <f divine grace was fervently addressed by Hr. Bicker. Air. North, chairman of the building com mittee, officially presented the new structure into the cafe of the dircctots, and made a de tailed statement in regard to the initiatory steps that were t ikt n to secure the erection of the house. The obstacles w hich were in the way have all disappeated. The building stands before us in symmetrical proportions, adapted throughout to the uses of the scho< Is. The cost w ill not much exceed the estimates. The building of this I ouse murks a new dawn in the educational affairs of the city—what was slow and tardy is now progressive. Our facilities of education are to keep pace witli the increase of population ami accumulation of wealth. Then* will lie those who w ill com plain of the heavier burden of taxation, but this is a common cry. Posterity is to he ben efited by these improvements, and it is but fair that it should hear some of the burdens. Next to the teachers in our churches he re garded the teachers in our schools. The Puri tans came here w ith tin* church and school house, and were able to lay the foundations of an »inpirc. When that empire was threat ened to be rent asunder by intestine strife, the tm n of the free schools of the North and the Northwest rushed to its rescue, and saved it. Mr. North dcliveml the keys of the building to Kev. <'. K. Moor, chairman of the board of Directors. Mr. Moor said, that in receiving the keys it w as with great satisfaction, and gratitude to G*d, particijntid in 1 \ the people ot the dis tiict, that the wink to which they had looked f< rwmd with so n uch iiiten>t and solicitude, had bee n accomplished. He luul no doubt that while these walls have been going up, new thoughts have been growing up in the minds of the* people, 'flic building itself i> but the* expression of years of thought and labor; another illustration of the fact that the ideal always precedes the real. Tilings gi t into brick and mortar, only after much think ing and much acting. He would testily to tVc skill of the architect and faithfulness of the contractor. The building is an ornament to the city, and will he the direct means ot in creasing its population, l y inducing people to come here to educate their children. Chil dren of our own citizens who have remained at home will he drawn to these attractive rooms. With the exception of the State House and our church spires, no structure in the city rises to view sooner than this—none meets ihe eye more boldly. May its noble ob jects continually rise in the minds of the peo ple. In the rebuilding, sonic of the shade trees had been removed, to let in the sunlight. He believed the teachers and scholars would improve all such hints. He then presented the key to the principal nf the high school, Mr* W. H. Lamiart, who represented also the teacher of the grammar school, as most wor thy to receive them, and as holding the confi aud esteem of the district. Mr. Lambert, in well chosen words, and with excellent diction, thanked the directors for the kind cxpri sion ofconfh.1i nec, and deem ed himself happy in n ceiling the keys ami holding such a position at a time so auspi cious for the interest of the school, and so Ira tight with hope for the future. The rear ing of the beautiful house is an indication of a liberal sentiment in the community, that the people of Augusta regard the cultivation of the immortal spirit of more consequence than the improvement of the water-power, building of factories or the accumulation of any merely material wealth. That town or city is not the richest whose wealth consists in material prosperity alone. True wealth consists in the right cducatio i of all our cit izens. It 19 true as it is old that the diffusion of know ledge goes hand in hand with materi al prosperity. Shut up the school houses— bring up tlit* 1-oys unil girls hi the street— and then go to the treasurer’s hooks and see how the account stands, or to the census re ports and see how the population increases, lie then spoke of the higher considerations involved in the education of the mind, and contrasted in a very vivid manner the differ ence in our late war between educated sol diers and those who relied solely upon brute force and animal passion, lie thought tluit in the pr< sent European war tlx- graduates of the free schools of 1‘russia would show their superiority over the uneducated soldiers of France. He was reminded that this was an occasion of joy, and it was indeed a glad hour to teachers ami scholars. He felt that the teaching force would be strengthened, and that the new school house would prove ati abiding influence for good in the commu nity. He closed by offering a noble and beautiful sentiment expressive of his interest in the schools of Augusta. Mayor Titcomb was the next fpe.iki r. lie felt as a member of the building committee be had a right to congratulate the district oil the completion of their noble enterprise. He did not claim that the schools were perfect, hut that they were capable of great improvement, lie would rejoice to have the benefits of the graded schools of the district extend over the whole city. The old adage, “as is the teach er, so is the scholar,” could be applied here, not only with truth and justice, hut with pride and satisfaction. State Superintendent Johnson was called upon, and said he had come in from the dust of the field to rejoice with the people of Au gusta that they had better school accommoda tion!. lie spoke of the common interest that centres in the school room, and in a humor ous manner related his expel icnce in an old fashioned country school bouse in Kennebec county, where his “young ideas were taught to shoot.” 11c thought our people were in favor of progression in this matter. He ul 1 uded to tlu* force of education, and illustrated his point by stating the manner in which it had affected Prussia. The conflict that was now going on in Europe, lie was confident would show the superiority of mind over matter. lion. J. W. Bradbury, who taught the first normal school in this country, responded most heartily to^lic sentiments that had been ut tered. Education is the grandest legacy that can be left to posterity. It is the foundation of science and good ifiorals ; and as a matter of economy, it is cheaper to educate a scholar than to support a criminal. He made some valuable practical suggestions to teachers, parents and scholars, that should !»• heeded. His Excellency, Governor Chamberlain, who had accepted an urgent invitation to he present, had arrived in the afternoon train, and made 11i< appearance in the school room. On being introduced, he said that it was not his purpose to make a formal speech; but ns he had received many courtesies from the citi zens of Augusta, and had been treated al most as a resident for the past three years, he felt a warm and lively interest in its advance ment. He was .glad t i notice a growing in terest all over the Slate in educational mat ters, a feeling favorable to a more real and thorough education. Although we have in times past been afflicted with poor school houses, Maine has been abreast of all the States in popular education. Somehow the hoys and girls, and men and women have learned how to do things, and the records that have been made in these poor, tumble-down school houses have gone out to the glory of God ami the good of man. While he would not ditract from the pa*t, he would rejoice in the present, and look for grander results in the future. What a wonderful thing the school house is! Think of the kindling of great, noble and high purposes which Mart up in the mind; how mmy earnest thoughts of parents linger round the precious ones gath ered There; how diligently labors the careful teacher. How much interest must gather and grow within the walls of a school house. Think of tilt* little tendril* that stretch tiorn youthful hearts out into the world of know l enge, to take in truths that arc to be interwo ven into fair and beautiful lives. Thi* thought was expanded and illustrated. The Governor dosed by saying that this house is not a cold and cheerless monument, but a living and beautiful tt tuple. It i* like the f.ivorc I -tattle of old. <>1 which it i* said that when the rays of the ri-ing sun rested upon it, there eante forth sounds of harmony. So shall this edi fice thrill with music that shall live to tell in the coming tune. Tin* interesting dedicatory excrci-es dosed with prayer and benediction by Rev. C. F. Penney. Tliere will be a Morning and Evening Ser vice at the Free Baptist Church to-morrow. Sermon in the.A. M. by the pastor. Rev. C. F. Penney. Subject. “There wa* no more Sea.” In the evening a lecture by B. F. Hol brook Km|., of Boston. Subject, “Christ in Creation.” I)r. Fletcher of Boston will he at G irdinc-r for a short time for the treatment nt Hernia. Invalid* who may wish to consult him will notice bis card in our paper of to-dav. Phy sician- in our cities who know of his charac ter and experience in tint branch of surgery are given as references. Rev. Mr. Crane of the First Bapt-it church Haliowdl. lias returned tYom his summer va cation looking hale and hearty, and will re sume services at his church as usual next Sabbath. Senator Morrill and Speaker Blaine ad dressed the Lincoln('uuntv Convention which met in Wiscjsset on Thursday. Tliere will he a meeting of the Executive Council in this city, on Tuesday next. retrial Xotirrs. • STATE OF MAINE. EXKCt live. I>KI»ART.V1! NT. J Augu ta. Augu-t, 2 >, 1370. i An adjourned session of the Executive Coum d. j will be held at the < v-uneil t 'lumber, in Augu. ta. on 1 Tt INI > \ N. thi :«m i\*r AlUf l. FRANKLIN M. DREW, Secret tiv of State. 1 If nt. Pain-Killing M: gic <> 1 cure* liendaehe, an 1 ; li kinds of pain. Every family -notihl keep it in llic liou-e to u-e lor .-ti l l a .-iekne--. IKc eh. ri •. cholera inorlms. ph*nr -y . «r:*mpr. lit-. A;. It vvoik- I ke a eharin " " -Id hv di u-jgitl.-. uierehants and gro-ei>. sol i liv Kuiler. :*&vvuiits$£ Hftarriru, In Bath. 24th Inst , Benjamin L. Rollins to Miss Ellen A. lliukley. Valuable Real Estate for Sale. A A Two Mouses *L.-- —-T?1 About Five Acres of Land On Child Street, in Atnjusta, belonging to THOMAS lloiMilVS, are offered for sale. For Blither particulars reference is had to AI STAPLES, anight|w No. lo* State strut, Augusta. A. notion ! OA Tl'ESDAV, Am;u*t JO, at J o’clock 1*.vv dl be t-old At the House of Dr. I. SXELL, On Winlhrop street, a Variety of Furniture, All in said Juso. CJ« W. JONEft, Auctioneer. augSL -! CALL AND SEE!! — THE — MAGEE ADVANCE COOK STOVE, G O Ta D K N Cl iY. Sheridan Farmers Cook, Rival Madelion, Union, Iticiim >nd Portable Range, Palace Range. Stevens* Range, Stewait Parlor Heater, Rich mond Par.or Heater, Uneu tal and Px icoiCjs. Ami a large assortment of other Stoves both Notv and Hceond I In ml, AT WilliuiiiNon & UnM'invoiMl’H. Misis sMt:nL \\riLL ItKOl'KX I1EU SCHOOL III Waveiily M JiAi.i. on AiONl> A V, August 2t*th. Tuition per week, 40 cents. Augusta, Aug.2:i, 1870. jit HARDWARE! At, *y iiita A.4SO.S UAEEM WOODS’ Hernia or Rupture ! I>K. FLETCHER, or BOSTON, (Inventor of the Fletcher Truss //» 1S.W) DEVOTE -PECIAL ATTENTION lor Two or Three Weeks to the Application of Instruments and Treatment 'for the Relief and Pui'inaiirnt Cure of Hernia ? Having had more than Thirty Yoars’ Experience in Instrumental Surgery, he feels con Helen t of giving ENTIRE SATISFACTION. Refers by permission to ll. II. Hill. M. I).. of Augusta; S. Whitmore. M. I) , C W Whitmore, M D . II -mall, M D., and T. Hildreth, M. !>.. of Lardiner Of KICK with W. L. Hull, Water St., opposite the John-on House, (■iirdlnor. Maine. Hours—s, 12, 2, 5. 7 to 1>. atlg27*fitwlt* j .For bale or to Kent ! V in-in\m.i. iiocse on oikiiahi» sil<KI - i’. f or pal tii ulurs inquire al augiT-flw This Office. Wanted : \ PARTNER IN A CRCK EliY >TORE now ! doing a »»ood Itusiiufss. -t oe well stocked j and in a good location For further particulars address I /. Ro\ n*.». Augusta,/fcc. A -igust 27. ls7o r.n* NEW Ft ICA HIA si/r ami old ones repair* j ed. and Jobbing in wheel Iron. Copper and Tin promptly ult Milled to at WILLIAMSON & GREENWOOD'S, uugJT-Ul ES irl U H Jbi JtLS S OK EVERY DESCRIPTION AT JOHNSON BROTHERS. LAWN VASES ! Wishing to close out our stock of I.anil anil <iar<leii Vases, Wo offer them at REDUCED PRICES. j. i>. 1*11;m i: & son, aug.Vftf .\o. !.■»!> Water Street* S, W, HUNTINGTON & CO., Wholesale Dealers In 11)0 Water Street, AUGUSTA, IVX 33 . Si Devonshire St., BOSTON, IVX ASS. S. \Y. Huntington, S. L. Huntington llenf. Huntington, (lias. II. Nason. ei.ileh-l v Wanted, Immediately! TWO i.IUL* to do < IIAMBLU WoUK, and ! 1 lw o |«»r Laundry and Common Housework, The highest wage* paid lor experienced hand-, hood reference required.—Apply at the A Co l >TA IIOt'SE. A'tgn-ta \ug. 11. l^TO. _ *if Knickerbocker Mutual Life Insurance Company OF NEW YORK. EHASTl's 1.1 >1 an * - - President r I' 11! - i - "in* of ihi* «dd«--t. most r«*l table. and la.*?* 1 div idend p. ying companies* in the country. ASSETS OVER $7,200,000! Liberal arrangement: w ill lie made with Ag«nts, | and they are yy anted in all part.- f the Mate. Apply at AltilSTA, MIL, PHI Water street, up-stnliH) to CHARLES WHITE, Manager lor Maine and New ilampMiire. Jlareliti MTn fiKmav-t AUGUSTA AM) BOOTHBAY! The L A ST Lit \ STKAMWOAT COMPANY will • run their steamers Sasanoa and Spray, Two trips daily between Bath and Boothbay, com meucutg Tu«-* u.-.j .July - »d la- in ing It. th i t s A M ami :t*3 P. M. Boothbay id t* A M. and o*3 l*. M. The niotiiing bo t f,om Bath will haw on arrival 1 of the Jir.-I t ,'i ill llolu \tlgUM i iil.ll 'tvluili ill M il <»:i tor p-o-n-ngcr.- to take the la.-t train lioin Bath. i in nigh Tn ket- li.a be h ot at the l>epv»t in Augusta. \N M \\ . M A SON. •u-jniy27 AtiENT at Bath. s» i . , +± hT! AMt.H in Xj Xj -A. • ( APT. WIL1 1AM MITCHELL. ON and after Wednesday. .June 2*2d. the Stcnniei Ella will It ve Angii-ta .1 8 oYoloek A. M., every M(l\l»\L WEDNESDAY' ..ml FRIDAY, ! for ll.dlowi 11. Gardiner, Richmond, Bath, and 1*01 tl.ilUl Returning, will leave Portland for Augusta, and intermediate landing* on the Kennebec. cverv H 1 >DAY THURSDAY ami SATURDAY, at 7A.M. Fawfs llua crr on ami after Monday, Aiigu*t 12. Augusta to Portland, $1.2.1 “ lo llatli .10 “ to liootlibay, .85 FROM .UGlSTAAo MAY YORK. Passenger* bv this unite w.ll lie tieketed through | to New York by Hie steauur* FRANCONIA and . IHRIGO, which “leave Pol tlar.d for New Yorkeveiy I Mondti} and'1 hm sday. Uagg; ge ti in ked in Poi i [ land lYee otexpense Fare fr<nu Angu-la to New Yuik Cabin. $-J.5u; meals extra; Deck passage, $ 5u. The Ella connect.* also at Bath, each trip, w ith i the steamer spray for liootlibay. ihis boat w ill stop at ifliy of the ioe-hoiises on the river on di*| lay oi a w h te“ flag a* a signal. For further particular.* appiv to ttbiumaD_ 1L F MOR>E. Augu-tn. Agent. Fo u BUstcTSI Spring A mnxjcincnt! ('10MMENCKD her regular trip* from the Ken nel e . Till IISDAY, Mav lath, 1870, and will, until fi.riher notice, 1 tin a* follow * : Leaving G naliner every Monday and Thursday I at 3 o'clock, Richmond at l and Bath at G P. M. THE STEAMER (LAHIOA, ; AY ill leave Augii.-ta at 12 M. llallovvell at 1.45 P. I M . eonr.erling with the above boat at Gardiner. For further | aitieulitr* impure of W. .1. Tuck. Augusta; II. Fnlb r A Son. Ifiillovvell; T H. Grant, Gaidiiier; J.T. Robinson. Richmond; .1. E. Brow n. Bath. Gardn er, April 11. 1870. ♦It’apr Portland & Kennebec Railroad! Summer Arrangement, 1870. 1 Passenger train leaves Augusta daily for port I land and Boston at 5.45, 11 A M., and 3.15 P M , and will be due in Boston at 1 45. 8 and lo P. >|., Returning, leave Boston at 7.30 A M . and 12 M : and l». itland 7 10 A. M , 12 45 and 5 15 P. M,. and. will be due in Augusta at 10 A. M.,3.30 and 8 I* M. Augr.-ta Ibr \ astnlLoro’, Walerville, Keiidull’s Mill*. S inw lu g.ill, Dexter, Bangor, Ate., at 3.40 P. M. Returning, will be duu in Augusta at 10.50 A. Augusta for llallovvell and Gardiner (dummy oar) at 7.30, 11.30 A. M . 2.15, G P M. R« turning, w ill be due in Augusta at 7, 8.45 A M., 1.30, 5.30 1*. M. Through freight trains leave Poston daily at 4 P. M . arriving in Augi.tfta the following morning at 8 45 A R Trigi r.itor ear i* run on the through freight trains (both going and returning) carrying fruit, meat, egg*, vegetables, Ate., in good order in the arunst weather. L. L. LINCOLN, SuperinUudent. BY TELEGRAPH — TO TH* — Daily Kennebec Journal. j By the Western Union IJne-Offices in Hendee’s Buildingoppo.-ife the l’oat Oflici, and a£lhe state Horn**.) FROM BOSTON. The Diricos Victorious. [Special Dispatch to the Daily Kennebec Journal.] Boston, Aug. lf». The game of base ball to-day between the Dirigos of Augusta and the Auroras of ■ Chelsea, resulted in favor of the former, ' by a score of 112 to is. WAR IN EUROPE. King William Slicing Franco for his Son-ir.-Law. _ THE MOVEMEMT ON PARIS. _ I The Prussian* Advancing in Two Heavy Column*. ANOTHER BATTLE NEAR AT HAND. The Terror in Paris Increasing as tho Prussians Advance. IlAZAINi: SUPPOSED SI UROUNDED AND WILL BE COMPELLED TO CAPITULATE. He i> Shut Up at Metz with only Sixty Thousand Men. Nlw York, Aug. 2G. A London despatch this evening says :—I have now the key to the recent VVurtemhurg Mission to England. The Court and people of Wurtemburg are both dissati.'fied with the Piussian govern inei.t. ( oiilingcnl to W urtemburg the (Town Prince’s aimy has been massed with that of lladi n in one corps and put under command, not ot any Wurtemburg «dficieis, but oi the Prussian governor Von Werden. Second in command to the C’rown Prince is tie Governor ot Sulim. 'ibis gives great offence in the field and at Stuttgart, and more because the li.tvaiii n Corps are commanded by the Bavarian Guierals Von llartumen and Von Dertown. The King of Prussia has also announced his intention of bestowtng Alsace and Lor raine upon Ins son-in-law. the Grand Duke of ■ Badi n, whose dominions are contiguous with W urtemburg. Against all this Wurtemburg chafes, and is preparing to resist the prospects of the Prus sian Crown. Another correspondent telegraphs from London the arrival of King William at Bar h Due, winch is the lu st comment on French ► tones as iduously spr ad in Paris, that the Prussians were caught in a trap at Metz. McMahon’s movements are known to the Prussians, and they don’t think them of enough consequence to delay an advance of the Crown Prince. McMahon cannot prevent the detachment of Steinmetz and Fredeiick Charles* corps which is the strongest column, moving on Paris. The Prussian front now streches 30 or -10 mill s. The main column is apparently march ing bv Bar le Due and Vitry, while the left wing has enveloped Ci augent. Private despatches from Paris say McMa hon will certainly he engaged in battle to-day. The officers at the War Department are very silent, more so than at any other time j this week. Tlie Prussians are slowly but surely mareh ! ing on Paris, and a crisis is m ar. This is | undoubted. Other Paris despatches say as the Prussians near the Capital the terror of the citizens in crease. King William is in the advance. Marshal McMahon has abandoned Bazainc, and hastened to the defence of Paris. The Crown Prince has been heavily rein forced from Metz. Carlsrcue, Aug. 25. j Fighting commenced last evening at Sten : wy ten miles from Monti-needy in the direction ot Voaziers. The Piussians cut the rails be tween Chalabancy and Lomavilly. Berlin, Aug. 20. One Corps of the First and Second Armies still confront Bazainc, while the remainder ot^tlie Prussians march on Paris. Special to N. Y. Herald. London. Aug. 20. A despatch from Berlin states that Gen. Folkenstan is reported mov ing with a great part of his army to relieve King William and join the Crown Prime The North German government has offered Mr. Washburne through Mr. Bancroft further supplies for the support of indigent Germans expelled from Pans. Among the killed by the unmasking of a battery ot mitrailli-urs at Mar** la Tour were Counts Westrop and Wes dahm. Barons Kieilwitzlchcm and the Ger man Prime Kiuss, and other noblemen of iiigii r hk. Advices from Paris report that eight do-i partnu-nts are in possession of the Prussians, namely : tin* Lowci and Upper K’hine, Mozelle, Meuilhe, Mense, Vosges, Marine, Haute Marne. They contain 3 3G1.000 inhabitants. Great sulk-ring prevails in consequence of the j Prussian requisitions. Latest. Paris, Aug. 26. Special to N. Y. Times : i l)o not expect specific intelligence from : this side for several days. There is a great ! stragetic movement in progress, the import : mice of which is to he judged hy the reserve 1 of Ucncrals and authorities here. All letters and communications for the array have to he ! stoppvd, and all correspondents are impris oned where they are found. Place no faith 1 in the lying Prussian organs in London, or Journals courting Prussian patronage in New York. The military prospects of France are i clearer and more certain than at any time since the commencement of the campaign. The French stragetic combinations will ! scarcely fail to he attended with decisive re sults in regard to the destruction of tile in j ending arm. \ The Lo Public says, that important advices were received to-day hy the government, concerning the numbers and movements of 1 the enemy, and of the corps of Prince Fred crick Charles, and a portion of the King's army is undoubtedly marching « n Paris, while Gen. Steinmetz is left to hold Ba za ine. The enemy may reach Paris in six days, sho. hi there he no change in the plans. The Senate and Corps Legislatif are to he notified of these facts to-day. The Corps Legialntif wont into the com- • mittec of the whole last night, and held a se cret session, during which ample explana tions were made by the government in regard to the state of thb defences of the capitol. To-day a similar sitting will he held. Gen. Trochu did not attend the sitting last night, as the Minister of War, his superior, was present. The deputies of the left had an interview with Count Palikuo the Minister at War last evening, which is reported to have been per fectly satisfactory to all. The Constitutionel denies that Germans have been expelled from France. At the beginning of the war they were prevented from leaving, subsequently, however, all 1 restrictions were removed, and those who left did so on their own accord. The men i who pretend they were expelled by force, falsity. If, however, Paris is beseiged, the authorities will take such measures as the public safety may demand. The Constitution*! wonder* that M. Theirs should rt fuse to accept a place in the com mittee of defence, ihs great patriotism and his connection with the construction of the walls of Pari*, made it natural to select him among the first for the position. It is said that Count Daru w ill be ap pointed in his place. The town of Stavold having failed on ac count of total exhaustion to furnish rations, forage ami money, demanded by the Prus sians, was given up to pillage tor an hour, and the inhabitants terribly treated. A decree in the Journal official appoints Count D ii u and two Senators members of the < ommiltee of defence. Pialzburg continues its heroic defence. A Church and If 1 houses have been destroyed by the enemies shells, and the garrison has ri pulsed two assaults, in which the Prussians lost 1500 men. 1 he town is well supplisd with provisions and munitions of war. It has been sunimomd repeatedly to capitulate, but its Commander replies that he will blow the place up first. London, Aug. 20. Gen McMahon is trvivg to reach Bazaine lywiiy of Mcsrois, Monimuly and Thion Mile, but the Prussians have cut through Varreiim s and Dunniosey, and according to ad probability, there will he an important action before long, not far from Momnndy. d iie French Chambers have adopted a law providing that all uhlebodied men between the ages ot 20 and do years he i nrolhd for mili tary duty, without liberty to procure substi tutes. Immense quantities of American cured meats are shipped Do n Liverpool to France. There is great activity in the Britith Arm ories and Navy Yards. It is rumored that a British artillery has been ordered from Plymouth to Antwerp. The Courier de Bayonne says that ,J. ,T. Weiss, who succeeded Provost Paradol in the chair of Literature at Aix. and who found ed the Journal de P.iris, w ill be appointed Minister of France at Wa hington. Special to New York Sun : In spite of the government assertion there is no communication with B izaine. The victory between Verdun and Chalons, reported by the Figaro, prove* to he a hoax. Gen. Trocliu ha* published an order expell ing Iroin Paris every person, who is without the means of living, and all interfering with the defence i f the city. Gt n. Pit tre has denied to Gen. Trochu the I right ot reviewing the four papers totally sup- i pressed by the government. There is great agitation among the masses who begin to perceive hut too late that they have been deceived by the government. The soldiers after two (lay s’ fasting, plun dered the train ot supplies which had been stopped at Bheims in order to make way tor the train hearing die Prince Imperial. The Prefects recommend the people of the provinces to submit politely to the Prussian authorities. livery married man betw een the ages of 25 and 35 are to he mustered into the serv ice.— Every officer under 70 years of age is to hi* , recalled to duty in the army. The Times, News, and other London Jour- i nnP. are almost maudlin in expressions of | sudden atleetion for Prussia, but they misref* resent tin* average resolutions of the English , people. The Standard says, how ever, that it I thinks it sees signs, on the part of the Times, j of preparations to change sides. Special to N". Y. Tribune. Our special correspondent writing from lJIteims 24th, say>:—This morning as we were at breakfast, an officer of inti lligencc informed us that we must start instantly for Bethel. P.ussiansare marching on Bhciins, and are expected there this evening. True or not. this intelligence tended lo the move ment of the army. A correspondent writing from head-quar ters of King William, Gravelotte. says :— The French columns wfcrc seen by the Prus sian videtts ori the day after the battle on the road to Thionville. It is supposed endeav oiing to ocape; l ut are nevertheless cut off from McMahon. We are all on short ra tions, the tirsf Prussian army having occu pied the same region some days, and the country all about being eaten out, but sup plies are hourly expected, and the men are eheeifnl. Special to Herald. London, Aug. 23. Our special correspon dent at Bar la Due, w rites that B.izaine is surrounded by Prussian troops, and is ex pected to be compelled to capitulate, his troops being short of provisions. Special to Tribune. Tl ie best information about Bazaine’s army which a German official tch gram now proves that he is shut up in Metz, and makes his strength about 00.000. McMahon’s army cannot exceed 100,000 really troops, the re mainder being raw levies. A number of soldiers under arr st in different parts of France for light offences, have been pardoned and will immediately join their regiments. Sixty thousand dollats have been received from French residents in the United ftffttcs for the wounded, and a large sum from Con stantinople. Accounts from the places now occupied by the Prussians, show that the hostility of the inhabitants is increasing, anil is encouraged bv the Mobile guards nod sharpshooters who attack small hands of Prussians, killing and wounding many. The Provincial Journals say that the Prus sians increase the anger and hatred of the peasants by diseeratiug tbe Catholic churches. Several rich prizes have been taken by the fleets in the channel of the Baltic. The latest news from Strasbourg, is that six persons were killed, and sixteen houses burned, and the Cathedral slightly damag. d. The people take refuge in their cellars. The fire from the town is killing a Urge number of the liescigers. As many spies still lurk in the city, the commandant lias ordered the soldiers to shoot any persons seen on tlto roofs. Letters from Hlieims, and one received via. Belgium, from the French camp report that Bazainc gained a great advantage in the bat tles on the !Md by, capturing many guns and prisoners. .Mlsii.ks. via. Paris, Aug. 2(>. Details coming in here show that the Prus sians received a serloll* check and suffered enormous losses in the buttles of lust week. After the last battle the wounded of both nr mies were brought here and there were over 1 12,000 Prussian*, who were treated as well as , our own wounded* The battle of the 18 h i was a real success for our arms. Its result ! was to render it impossible for all of King j William’s army to join that of the Crown I Prince. Only a small portion of the King’- j troops went from Pont a Mouwem to Bar h j Due to take part in the movement on Paris. Berlin, Aug. 2G. j A fourth army under the Prince* Royal of ! Saxony is forming toco-operate *illf the third army in the movement on Paris. Accounts from Strasbourg represent that the Faubourg National lias suffered severely from the lire of the besiegers. It is asserted tijut the Cathedral was slightly damaged, hut thi* i> doubtful. The open town of Kehl, on the German side of the Rhine, has been near ly razed by shells thrown by the French from Strasbourg. FROM WASHINGTON. Washington, Aug. 2G. Baron Geralt this afternoon received the following:— Berlin, Aug. 20.* The incident mentioned in a telegram of the 22d, has occurred twice since. Gen. Rochaw sent by Gen. A\ v lenscr to Toul, with a flag of truce, has been re* ceived with shots, and a trumpeter accom panying another flag of truce, has been killed. You will lodge a protest with the Ini ted States against these repeated viola tions of the international law. and declare the impossibility henceforth of sending fi'gs of truce 4o a nation whose soldiers had lost in Africa, China and Mexico, all recollec tions of the usages of civilized warfare, (signed) Yon Tiiile. FROM NEW YORK. Xlw York. Aug. 2G. Fire. William A. Woods resin and oil distillery. Brooklyn, was burned this afternoon. Loss &20.0U0. A fioek of imported pigeons, val ued at £2.000, was also consumed. It is reported that a Spanish column re cently had an engagement with the insur gents, in the jurisdiction of Sanna Spiriter. The iSpanUh loss w as GOO. The district of Sagua la (Irande was invaded by the insur gent troops, under Gen. L«idn. The Court ot Appeals, the collector of takes office, and the schools of Porto Principe, are closed. It is supposed that steps are being taken tu wards evacuation by the Spaniards. Yellow fever is very prevalent. Several Spanish officers have committed suicide, w hile partly deranged from excessive heat. Several Persons Killed by Light ning. Hoimioi r, N. Y.. Aug. 2G. The following persons were killed by a stroke ot lightning at Kingston, near Bailey’s circus tent la-t night: Elizabeth Newkirk. Hurley, colored, aged 1G ytars. Jane Monta que of Marbletown, colored, aged about 0*> years, Arthur Scott of Kingston, colored, aged do years, Jane Bush of Marbletown, colored. | aged 28 years, and an unknow n person, sup posed to be A. S. Emerson. About fifty per sons in the immediate vicinity, were knocked down. Inside the tent scores w»*re stunned, and a quite a number slightly burned by lightning. Mr. Editor : Having pe used your valuable daily, and not noticeing the important trial in the municipal court, which occurred on Wednesday, viz : Brick vs. Low, ami think ing perhaps you had no reporter present, I propose to giveyou a few details of the affair. Mr Brick is an old and time honored citizen, as every one knows. Mr. Low is the proprie tor of a boot and shoe store. Low would not trust Brick, lienee the quarrel. Brick used insulting language, Low was not so Low that lie could stand it, still lie did until Brick fell from Low’s door to the opposite side of the sidewalk, said walk belonging to Low, being in front of his store. Able counsel was pro vided for both, but Mr. Brick being an up right moral citizen, it was perfectly natural that the w hole community w ould be on bis side. Hence Mr. Low was defeated. Now what wo want is fair play, and Mr. Low is bound to have it as he ha> appealed to a high er court, w here he thinks he can have justice done him. Fair 1*lay. FINANCIAL & COMMERCIAL, j New York Money Market. Ntw York, Aug. 20. Gohlclosed 117'.*. tailed .states sixes '.coupons), lStil 1111* ** *• 5-*20’s 1602, 112*4 ‘ “ “ 1111*1 “ * ■* lMio, 111 4 ! ‘ *• “ 1805, Jan.'Jt July, 4iu “ •* isUT. * Jio “ “ *• la*, lio1* “ 44 10*tO’6,(COU|>OUs), 1 ItiJi New York Stock Market. New York. Aug. 20. Mariposa. 4*« do. pfd. 7 ** ( an ton Co. *>U‘, Cumberland Co. 3o Western i'll ion Tel. Co. 33** (Quicksilver Milling Co. 4‘4 Pan lie Mail, 37 ,x* Boston Water Tower, 13 Adame Lx. Co. •4S, I Welle, Fargo A Co. 12 American Merchants Un. 4U C. 5>. fc.X. Co. 41 N. Y. Central and Hudson River t.*4 do. scrip, fell1* Erie, 22'4 do. pfd. 4a Harlem, 131** do. pfd. Reading, 01** Mich. Central, 1.8 Lake shore and Michigan Southern? Illinois Central 134 Cleveland A Pittsburg, 104 Chicago A North V\ eeieru, M S I do. preferred, nVC I Chicago A Rock Island. ll-’s > Mil. A St. Paul, Jb/i do. preferred, ^ Toledo, Wabash A Western. Toleito. Wabash A Western preftn red *» Pittsburg A Fort Wayne, Terre il.iute, do. put. ^3 Alton, lilS do. prefd. Ohio and Miss. 33*4 Boston, Hartford & Ki te, 3.** New York Produce Market. Nkw York, Aug. 20. COTTON’—sales 1211 bales: mid. upland' lb?*'. FLOUR— stide 544>g*»lk>; round hoop Ohio5’tOg74.>; western 540gli80; southern »)UOgU.75. WHEAT—sales (>4.000 bu; No. 1 spring 130AI30: No. 2 do. I2u<jl24; winter red and amber western, 14" g 142 CORN—new mixed western, 8Cfi8»i>.’; old do. Till in store. OAT>—state 52<jV>; wostein 5'552 PORK—mess, 28 2a; prime, 2*1.00. LARD—steam, UP* ; kettle, 17 V lit mat—Ohio, io3au; state, Jl<jas. Chicago Produce Market. Chicago, Aug. 26. FI.Of It—spring extra. SOOgOOU. IVilKAT—No. a, 111. C'OltN—No. 4, 08. U V1V—AT1, tor No. 4. MF->g l‘OUK-48 00 It Mll.Kl —1131. for No.4. l.A ltt»-lj?i. When you want a Pound of Grood Tea ! — TRY THE CHINA TEA STORE, WATER STREET. . . . A, July28-t£w-lm* Ca-i-eat Rargains at . 2 WELLS’ % FUBNJTUBE ROOMS, Water Street, Augusta, Me. A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF NEW AM) SEC OND HAND Which will be sold at very low’rates for cash. We also keep the best -dock of Walnut Caskets and Coffins, And COMMON COFFINS of all kinds, and the best trimmings. with Plates engraved to order, and have lately added an assortment of BOBES OP ALL KINDS, All of which will be sold as low ns at any e.-dablisb incut in the State. C. R. A II. •* WELLS. Mtf James W. Bradbury, Jr., 1. S. COMMISSIONER, Ofllco with Bradbury it Bradbury, WATER STREET, - - AtfitSTA. 2<>tf AT MAINE STATE FAIB !! $1,350 in Purses!! IN ADDITION to Liberal And Judicious Pre mium® for all classes of Live Stock. Fruits, Flowers. Manufacturers’ Products. Products of Do mestic Industry. &c., to be anuided at the .Maine State Fair of ls70, to be held in AUGUSTA, Sept. 20th-23d, tin- Trustees .announce the following purses for trials of the speed of Horses, viz :— Tl I>IIA1, Kept. 20th, A Premium of $150, for Horses that never trotted better than *2 :50. mile heat®, 3 in 5 to harness. $100 to first, $50 to second. To take place at 2 o’clock P. 31. WEDNESDAY, Svpt. 21st, A Premium of $20o. for Horses that never trotted better than 2 .40, mile heats, 3 in 5 to harness. $150 to first. $50 to second. To take place at 2 o’clock P. 31. The Gentleman's Prize! At 3 o’clock an Elegant Harness, valued at $100, tor the best Gentleman’s Driving Horse, to go ill car riage, to weigh, including driver 350 lbs.at starting. % Owners to drive; mile heats, 2 in 3. Horses that have trotted fur money trill not bt ulltncrxl to competr for thut /'rr.e. iu making this award the Committee will take into consideration style, action, speed, and the general good qualities ot a Gentleman's horse. • The Harness \\ ill be mi exhibition at the Mate House during the Fair. Committee : Charles J. Gilman, Brunswick; II. 31. prentiss, Bangor; 11.31 Harlow, Augusta; Geo.Waterhouse, Portland; J. li. Hum, Lewiston. Till HSDAY, Sept. At *2 P.M.. a Premium of $200 for Horses that never trotted better than 3 minutes, mile iieats, 2 iu 3 to harm s® ; $125to tir.-t. $50 to second; #25 to third. At 4 P M . a Premium of #200 for all studious from 5 to 8 years old, that have been kept iu Maiue for the use of Mares the present season, mile heats, 3 in 5 to harness; $125 to first, $75 to second. I K I DA V, Sc pi. 23d. GRAND SWEEPSTAKES PURSE. A Premium of $500, o;'cn to all trotting horses owned in Maine, mile heat.®, 3 in 3 to harness. $400 to lii*-t, $100 to second. To take place at 2 o'clock. Horses route-ting for any premium at this Fair, must have been owned in the >late six months pre vious to the time of holding the Exhibition. Horses will be called 20 minutes before the time advertised, and mi st HE HEADY. Horses will be stalled at time. Anyone not being ready will be ruled out. Three to enter, two to start; iu all inde pendent or outside purses. Entries for independent trots must be made on or before MONDAY, Sept. llKh. at 10 o'clock P. M., wiih the Secretary of the society, at the Mansion House, Augusta. The Entrance Fee of ten her cent, of Purse M l ®1 IN ALL CASES ACCOMPANY THE NOMINA TION, * SAMUEL L BOARDMAN, aug!5-*ood.1tw2t Sec’y Me. State AgT Society Boudoin (allege. r|MIE llrst examination for admission will be held L m Adams Hall on Friday of Lonuneucemeut ueek. July 15th, at 8 o’clock A. M. The second ex amination mil he held in Adams Hall on the first dav of the next term, Thursday, September 1st, at 3 o’clock A 31. SAM PEL HARRIS, President. Brunswick, June 15th, 1870. 2iu2t> FOR SALE” AT A BARGAIN ! I WILL SELL MY iStock of Hardware! CONSISTING OK Iron and Steel, Glass, \ails, CUTLERY, &c, &c., Which has been recently replenished, together with the nude and good will of the store, AT A BAHGAXN ! To any one desiring to engage in the HARD WARE business, this is uu opportunity rarely offered. Terms Favorable. iy:t WATER STREET. AMOS WILDER. \ i-usta. duly 1 1878. Uf-jmwJ House For bale. VNY one wishing to oureha-e a new MrsPCltM DWELLING HOUSE, located on one of rm Mm* ripal -trect* in the city, can hear ui one by calling at this oflice. liHH) 1 lit, X*8L- a xD.EsiiiAsx-n; MMM RESIDENCE FOR SALE \ t T V LOW THIC K. HOl'SE AND LOT in this , V City, Vu 115 State Street. Ai>yly to GEO. E. WEEKS, At tin! ,.|B-e of Si’bmk. linker A Wotk*. \U„'UPt.l, Ant;. 11, 187». It Crockery, China & Glass. PllirEft HEDCCED ! The prices ot Crockery, China and Gla** Ware at No. ISO Water Street, | Are marked down to meet tiic fall iu Gold D. PIERCE A SON. s o a i* s.: Genuine Imported Soaps, OF ALL KINDS, at JOHNSON BROTHERS. A Free Gift to All ! Hlkk i WBKlMAWf 1*1 I I S. To Hheuniatlr, Neiualtti# »ml Gout subjert.' n iiaiirpKi box <*f th««« Till, will bo #treu by K. W Kisx iun. Wui. i St., AuKUkia, ami for salt* by all ApotSecarfe* at j.5 cunt. (Kir box ; I boxes $1. 0. A. HILL, Proprietor t38mar-8m PORTLAND ME