Newspaper Page Text
local unto State Netos.
Maine State Educational Association. First Pay. The fourth annual ses9i8n of the Maine Edu cational Association commerced in this city yesterday afternoon at louro’eloek. There was not a large attendance at the opening, on ac count of the had travelling and threatening weather. The President, J. II. Hanson, of Water ville, in calling the Association to order, gave a brief address of welcome. He said that the members of the Association are engaged in a noble and a difficult work, and it is well to compare notes, discuss methods, combine our forces, and unify our efforts, that we may the more speedily and effectually accomplish our purposes. More teachers and better teaching is the cry from every part of the land. Let us do our utmost to answer the call. We and our cotemporaries are to be the teachers for the next ten years. By the ferment and clashing of the opposing ideas in regard to education, much truth is to be cnvolvcd which shall furnish a solid foundation on which our successors will rear the symmetrical and beau tiful proportions of the educational structure for the next century. We, then, are the sowers; future generations will reap the har vest. Mr. Hanson closed with two or three suggestions: That a special committee be appointed to secure nn appropriation from the next Legislature to defray the expenses of the Association ; and the appointment of a com mittee to consider the practicability of fixing the time of the annual meeting in the month of October, and of securing the co-operation of school committees and college faculties in the work of the Association, as the present time of meeting is for various reasons unfa vorable to a large attendance. A paper was then read by G. T. Fletcher, Principal of the Normal school, Castine, on the subject “How shall we increase the length and efficiency of our district schools?" In opening thi question for discussion it was granted that our district schools have in the past done much good work, as the condition of the mass of the people to-day is conclusive evidence—that the welfare of the country and the demands of the age require such changes and improvements in our system as will make it a more efficient power than it has been or is —that new energy and increased power has been given to our school system by the legis lation of the past two years. To be most ef ficient the present system of Supervisors and Institutes muouIu be established permanently. The people demand such an education as will develop the mental and material resouces of the State. More money is needed, but the people limit be made to feel the necessity and see that profit will follow before they will open their pockets. We must make better use of what we have, reduce the number of district!, unite, classify anil enlarge our schools. More schooling can thus be secured. The long vacation season neautralizes what is gained during the short terms. The enabling act to abolish the district and make the town the unit, should be tried. The union graded schools in village districts demonstrates the value that may be derived from this law. County Supervisors and Institutes have awak ened much interest and done great good. Teachers and scholars in different towns have been brought into comparison, evils corrected, better plans adopted. Superintending school committees should raise the standard of re quirements in these examinations of teachers; should inspect schools more thoroughly, criti cise and advise teachers and bring them to gether in town institutes. Female teachers of culture and experience may be employed through the year in many schools to great ad vantage, and the services of good teachers should be retained by the district. Graded certificates may tend to raise the standard of acquirements among the teachers. These are influences outside the school room to a great extent. The great work is with teachers, they must prepare for the work, must have ability and enthusiastic tact. Must study daily for their duties demand fresh prep aration, must be close students of mental science and human physiology, must consider the nature of the child and his relation to so ciety and the government. Must know what to teach and why they teach it. Must labor to have such branches studied in our schools as will discipline pupils and prepare them in the best manner to meet the demands of the age in which they live. The teacher must not he an exponent ot books, but a man of ideas, one who has per sonal power and influence. Ills daily work must possess unity with rariety. He should know, feel and express those principles of true education which will make the next generation wiser and better than those that have gone before. The teacher’s work has not been remunerative partly because it has not been good. Make the quality better and it will command better compensation. It is an honorable work, none is more so, it is glori ous, society, governmentandhumanity need it. Public education is no experiment, it has bjen the life blood of free institutions and the people must feel it. Trance sees the need of it; the South feels it. Prussia boasts the power and standing of her schools, but ours are in some respects better—better in theory for they have a prestage of liberty—less of despotism. In some respects hers are superi or, it is our duty and privilege to excel them. Teachers, go forth to your place in the dis trict schools, develop then all the powers which God has given you, mould im mortal mind, ljad the people to a higher life; make the school house a temple fit fur those who are to be American citizens, and your reward will be great. The discussion of the subject was opened by A. P. Stone, of Portland. He believed that the power of centralization must be ex ercised before the schools can be brought to the position which they should occupy. All the schools in a town should be put in the hands of one committee, and should be of the same length. The children of a small dis trict have the same educational rights as the children of a larger district. Abolish the district system, and let the town agents see t > the buildings and keeping in repair shool houses. Teachers should be thoroughly ex amined and made to know their business. A. P. Marble, of Worcester, Mass., said that schools can combine and secure the ser vices of a good teacher alternately, giving constant employmeut to those who are worthy and well qualified. Prof. Allen said that the surest way of im i proving shoots was by abolishing the old dis trict system, and instituting a more thorough supervision of schools. He thought it would be difficult to find many men in the State op posed to the law of last winter, in regard to the district agents. He spoke favorably in regard to graded certificates. Mr. Harrell of Lewiston, spoke of the prac tical difficulties of the certificate system. Hot ter examine the teachers rather than the cer tificates. State Superintendent Johnson thought that the answer to the question, how shall we im prove our schools and make them longer, was embraced in a nut-shell. First, by better teaching; second, raising more money; third, educating the public mind. The money should not be ra.ised by the present method of taxa tion, viz : SI to every person, as it would be too hard for the poor towns; but by a school mill tax, or a tax of one mill on the dollar, which would secure the sum of 8225,000 to be paid to teachers. Mr. Fletcher remarked that he had con versed with many persons who were opposed to the law taking the employment of teach ers out of the hands of the town agents. They can easily be convinced by a plain statement of facts in the case. After n few remarks on the same subject by Dr. N. T. True, of Bethel, the Association adjourned to evening. Evening. N. A. I.nce, County Supervisor of AValdo, opened the discussion on the topic of firaded Certificates. He said it is evident to those who have given attention to the subject that our teachers have been lacking in the qualifi cations in the various branches they have un dertaken to teach. This lack has undoubted ly resulted somewhat from the methods pur sued in examining and certificating teachers, which have chiefly been to ascertain the qual ifications of teachers for the individual schools. Schools greatly differ, and as a result no gen eral standard is attained. Teachers that are rejected in one town are accepted in another. Examinations have come to be n farce. A change must come, and the largest possible influence must bo brought to bear upon the teachers to incite them to work. The exami nation should point out the defects of teachers and encourage them to seek for larger knowl edge To attain this graded certificates are proposed. He would have the certificates of three grades—Town, County and State. Each of these may be sub-graded. Certificates of towns to be good for one year, county for two years, and State for three years. Dr. True gave an instance of the good re sults in his county from calling the attention of teachers to special subjects. Mr. Tash of Lewiston gave a matter of ex perience in relation to examination of teach ers, and favored the system of graded certifi cates. Mr. Hounds of Farmington thought that we nu^iu Bjjrvt* upuu a r'uisi* ui siuuj a foundation lor these eertifieatcs. The topic was laid upon the table. A lecture was then delivered on “The Re lation of the State to Public Kducation,” by Hon. Joseph White, Secretary of the Massa chusetts Hoard of Education. Ilia lecture was devoted chiefly to ascertaining what the State is, or what constitutes a government. We send children to school, not simply that they inay learn to cast up accounts or to ob tain an understanding of geography. Any system of education which omits the pupil's duties as a citizen, is radically wrong. The study of politics, in its highest sense, should be introduced into our schools. All our chil dren should know something of these things, so useful in life, and be taught that the gov ernment does not come like the sunlight. Fix in them the great principles of govern ment, and let it be expandt d in all its various forms. These all lie deep, and enduring. What is the State? It does nut include a roving hand of savages, not a corporation, as the East India company. It is a common wealth—men banded together for the common weal, exercising power for the good of all. What is the power of a State ? Not sovereign, as taught by Calhoun, a doctrine that gave rise to the rebellion, hut the mutual will of the people, organized society. Government makes and regulates laws and puts them in force. It has a right to defend itself, to ad minister justice, and to aid the development of social improvement. These facts he brought out clearly by arguments and illus trations. He urged that these things should be taught in common schools. Pupils should be taught the objects of the various depart ments of the government, names of officers and the like. The President announced the following committees: On Nominations—Messrs. Stone of Port land, Hounds of Farmington, Arey of Bucks port. Task of Lewiston, Boothby of Bath. Teachers and Teachers’ Places—Messrs. Chase, Hounds, Fletcher, Barrel, Lambert. On Journal of Education—Stetson, Wood bury, Wentworth. On Resolutions—Fletcher, Swasey, Belch er. On time of meeting—Johnson, Wentworth, Barrel. Adjourned. The bright “young' uns" aint all dead or grown up yet. It happens that our worthy Superintendent of Burials is a carpenter by trade, and up to the time of assuming the po sition he now holds, followed that trade. An individual called at the house of the Super intendent the other day to employ him to do a job of carpenter work. A little grand daughter of Mr. S., scarcely three years old, answered the bell call. “Docs your uncle do carpenter work now?" inquired the person at the door. “No,” answered the little girl, “he don’t work now ; he burin chihls." The Batchelder store at Ford's corner in Palemo was burned on Tuesday morning 15th inst., at about four o’clok. The cause of the Are is unknown. The store and contents were entirely consumed. A hogshead of mo lasses standing on a wagon at the door, hauled the evening before, was the only article saved. The building cost $1200, and was in sured for $800. The goods were insured for $2700. The loss on store is $400, and goods about $1000. Mr. A. W. Scott of this city, hat arrived home from Massachusetts, where he has been lecturing on Street Scenes and Briton Life, and from the notices of the press of his labors, we should judge that he has meet with a good measure of success. His agent is arranging for the delivery of these lectures in different parts of this State the coming winter. Mr. Scott has recently added the “Sand Bar” to his cabinet of burglars’ tools. A little girl, four years of age, had been curious for a long while to find out where the tears came from, and pushing her investiga tion, she at length came to tho conclusion that there are a couplo of dippers located in her forehead, full of water, and when she wants to cry these dippers tip up a little, and the water overflows and drips nut through het eyes. Begular trains are run over the B. & M. II. R. R. and Belfast rejoices greatly thereat. (| A.soldier named John Smith, belonging at the Military Asylum, who had just returned from a furlough, fell from the sidewalk in front of Cushing Sc Holmes’ market, on Sat urday evening about 9 o’clock, and broke one of the small bones of bis left leg. lie is be ing cared for at the Farmers’ Hotel. David McFarland has been appointed post master at Ellsworth, vice John T. Whitman. The following Maine postmasters whose com missions have expired have been re-appointed' vlx: Charles C. Horton at Eastport; A. L. Skinner*at Bucksport; Samuel G. Thurlow at Belfast; Dwight B. Barnard at Calais. Three town Institutes have recently been holden in Waldo county, under the direction of N. A. Luce, Supervisor. They have been well attended and a good degree of interest manifested among the teachers in that section. Three institutes are yet to be holden, viz : at Freedom, Belfast and Winterport. The last plank was laid in the apron of the new dam on Saturday. The flush boards which have kept the water from the workmen will be removed to-morrow, the gates in the new bulkhead will be shut down, and the full volume of water will run over the dam. A man may make a good “drummer,” and not be able to preach the gospel very succss fully. The requisite qualifications for these seemingly diverse occupations, are rarely combined in one individual. The annual meeting of the No. Waldo ag ricultural society will be held at Unity village next Saturday, Nov. 26th. An address will he delivered before the Farmers' Club there, in the evening by G. E. Brackett of Belfast. At a convention of the National Junior Base Ball Association, held last week in Tammany Ilall, New York, Henry S. Bick nell of the Drigo Club of this city, was elect ed Vice President. Our correspondent informs us, that on Sat urday morning last. Moses. Bickford of Mon roe, aged about 70 years, died in his chair, while engaged in kindling a fire. The railroad track at the depot is being re moved a few inches towards the bill, to give room for the magnificent new passenger car No. 20, which will soon come front the shop. A land slide yesterday disarranged a portion of the new stone wall which is being built by the railroad company, near the freight depot in this city. The county commissioners are now in ses sion at the court house. Certificate ok an Eminent Chemist. I have made a careful chemical analysis of the SozoDOSTfroni an impartial sample purchased by me personally, from a leading drug house of this city, but nothing of an injurious or objectionable character has been found in its composition. James G. 1’ohle, M. 1)., Analytical Chemist, 4b9 Broadway, Ns V. Eate Dr. James It. Chilton & Co. “Spalding's Glee,” useful and true. nov22-feodlw Thierei! Knaves!! Swindlers!!! These are mild terms with which to designate those mean, contemptible adventurers who have been induced by the high reputation which Dr. Sage's Catarrh ltemedy has won, to put up „nd offer for sale a worthless imitation of this celebrated medicine. Kemember that Dr. R. V. Pierce’s private Stamp, which is the only 1‘ositire Guarantee of Genuinenees, should be upon every package. This private Stamp, issued by the L’. S. Government ex pressly for stamping Dr. Pierce’s medicines, has upon it his portrait, name and address, and the words “U. S. Certificate of Genuine ness.” Don't get swindled by men calling themselves Dr. Sage; Dr. Pierce of Buffalo, N. V., is the enly man now living that has the right and can make the original Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy. Sold by druggists or sent by mail on receipt of sixty cents. nov22-f&.wlw At Certain Seasons op the Year most persons are subject to diseases, emanating from a low state of the blood. The causes are various, but it is only necessary, in order for the prompt purification of that fluid, that the patient should use Yellow's Compoend Strep or Htpophosphites with full assur ance of obtaining the desired results. This Syrup will strengthen the organs of digestion, promote healthy assimilation, nourish the muscles, and renovate the nervous system. nov22-f&wlw Special Notices STATE OF MAINE. Executive Department, ( AugUetu, Nov., iii, 1870. ) An adjourned session of the Executive Council, will be held at the Council Chamber, in Augusta, on MONDAY, the fifth day of December next, at 4 o’clock P. M. Attest . FHAXKLIS M. DREW, Secretary of State. Mr. Renne claims that the name “Magic Oil” is his “trade mark,” and that any persons who use that name for a medicine do so at their peril, as much so as though they stole any other property of his, beside their extra meanntst • The genuine Kenne’s Pain-Killing Magic Oil is what the people want, aud will have. For sale by Kinsman. nov22-t&wlw Have you ever tried Nature’s Hair Restora tive? You will be delighted with it. Clean, safe, and efficient. It is driving all the poisonous com pounds out of.the market. It is as dear as crystal. See advertisement. nov22-t&wlw If your hair is coming out or turning gTey, do not murmur over a misfortune you can so easily avert. AYER’S HAIR VIGOR will remove the cause of your grief by restoring your hair to its natural col or, and therewith your good looks and good nature. t-lt Oicfi. In this city, 27th ult., Miss Hattie L. Pratt, aged 18 years, 5 mouths. In Lincoln, Nebraska, at the house of his brother, Sept. 13th, William E. lirovyfc oldest son of Win. aud Sarah W. Brown of sflmey, aged 31 years, 5 mouths and 28 days. HAHOXIC. THERE will be a SPECIAL COMMUNICATION JL of AL'Gl'STA LODGE, V. A A. M., 'This Tuesday Ba-enlng, commencing at 7 o’clock. Work. Ter order W. M., E. K. BLACKMAN, tit Secretary. Maine State Ag. Society. PORTLAND, NOV. 17, 1*70, II'm. E. Morris, Treasurer Me. Slate Society ■ SIKIn consequence of damages claimed by the falling of seats during the Pair, you are directed uot to pay any premiums, until we can sill out uud adjust such claims as are meritorious, hoping by an equitable settlement to he able fo pay the premiums in full. SAMUEL WASSON, WARREN PEKCIVAL, S, W. UOLBHOIIK. Trustees aud Auditing Com. N. B.—Please give notice of this order through the press. Portland, Nov. 17,1*70. Notice Is hereby given that the premiums will be paid when ordered. Letters of inquiry will thus be obviated and are unnecessary, ov 18-lw WM. K. MORRIS, Treasurer. BY TELEGRAPH TO THE — Daily Kennebec Journal. WAR IN EUROPE. Freitli Negotiations for an Armistice. Gen. Do Paladines to move on Paris. Montueffel stopped cn his March to Amies. Lord Chancellor Hatherley threat ens to resign. 500 Thalers offered for Garabaldi’s head. Loudon. London, Nov. 21. Positive rumors are afloat here to the effect that France and Prus sia have come to an arrangement by which fresh negotiations for an armistice have been resumed. This action is ascribed to the ac tion of England, who, through her ambassa dor, Lord Lyons, and with the sanction of the French Provisional Government, renewetMhc proposal tor a cessation of hostilities. Odo Bussell only arrived at Versailles on Sunday night, hence the story of Bismarck’s denial of an understanding witlt Bosnia about the Black Sea is unfounded. Bussell's first official interview with Bismark has been fixed to-day. Special to N. V. World. The World s correspondent sends from the German head-quarters on the 17th, the fol lowing interesting resume of the position and apparent intention of the French armies op erating for the relief of Paris : Great care is taken to conceal Gen. De Paladines’ plans, hut 1 state on high authori ty that lie is amusing the Duke of Mecklen burg with a portion of his army, while mov ing the hulk of his force, not less than 154.000 men northward, to form a junction with Keratrv coming from the north-east. They w ill then soon move on Paris w ith com bined armies, which will be under the com mand of Gambettsnnd De Paladines. Bour haki is leaving behind him large reserves, and is moving forward with 05,000 perfectly armed and trained troops. Keratry has 50,tX)0, and when these armies effect a junc tion, the number of troops will not be less than 205,000, besides their reserves and 100.000 of the army of the Loire, entrenched at Urlexns and holding a line extending north of Chateau Dun and Chatres. l ill i in a i i 111 i ii iv v uni ii n m lilt tins V'P* tablished communication with the Duke of Mecklenburg, between Etamps and Foutain hleau. The wliole force of the army will probably effect a junction on the 23d inst. The united strength of his force will then be 120,000. By strategy De Paladines has drawn them considerably south, where he confronts them with an entrenched army equal in numbers, while with the main body of 2Co,000 men, be moves on Versailles from the west. A sortie from Paris combined with an at tack in the rear of Versailles is daily ex pected. The Parisians yesterday attempted to erect bridges over Seine near Sevres, to be used in case of a sortie, but have not yet succeeded. Von Moltke seems to think the conse quences of a sortie will be extremely serious. The Duke of Mecklenburg has asked for further instructions, saying lie cannot hold his position in the face of a greater strength of the army of the Loire. Von Moltke says no troops can possibly be spared from the army around Paris, and the Duke uiust fall back until he meets the army of Frederick Charles. The French troops occupying Nantes, Sur, Seine, Dreux and Verdun, are not portions of the army of the Loire, but detachments of Bourbaki's army of the north. The Prussian despatch announcing actions on the 18th nt Chateau Dun and Chateau Neuf is erroneous. Only one action was fought that day at Chateau Dun, where a se vere engagement took place resulting at first in a repulse of the French and Prussian cavrlry, which was subsequently checked by the arrival of the 22d division. A despatch from Brussels says there is ev ery indication that Von Moltke, anticipating a supreme effort by Trochu and fearing the ability of the Germans to successfully resist a sortie in force, has ordered the abandonment of his former plans of expedition in the west and south-west of France, and the eoncentra tion of all the forces in the immediate vicinity of Paris. I C_• 1 a XT V TIT_1.1 A telegram from Tour* to-day says the army of the Loire has suffered no defeat or even a repulse. Up to this time all its move ments have been successfully executed. Gen. I)e Paladines keeps his secrets veil, but a decisive engagement is expected to-morrow or Wednesday. Private despatches received in that city to-night contain assurances that an nrinistice has been agreed to, but no details can be ob tained. Mantueffel has been stopped in his march towards Amiens, and ordered to join the army of the Saxons investing the north of Paris, while the Duke of Mecklenburg and Freder ick Charles, having effected a junction be tween Etanrps and Fontainbleau, are ap proaching Paris from the south. These move ments will increase the force investing Paris to 870,000. On the other hand the armies of the Loire Fast and North are without any formidable foe in front. The London stock market was to-day great ly elated over reports of a favorable answer by Bismarck to Odo Russell. Lord Chancellor Hatherley has formally notified his colleagues and the Cabinet that he will resign his office should the Government declare against Russia, and Bright, Lorre, Cardwell and Childers, it is believed, will do the same. The city is full of rumors that Prince Gorts chakoff has informed Granville of his willing ness to withdraw his note. He will submit to Russia’s olaim to the deoision of a Congress. A despatch from Berlin dated the 30th says great dissatisfaction prevails in conse quence of the euormous expense of maintain ing French prisoners in Germany. Berlin is almost deserted, except by women in black, who make lint and pray for absent relatives and children, and old men go mean ing about the streets buying the latest editions of war journals. An enterprising merchant offers 600 thalers for Garibaldi's head. It is reported Russia has 50 iron clad moni tors at Nikoilief, drawing less than 18 feet ol water. The fortifications of Arof have been greatly strengthened, and are represented as impreg nable. London, Nov. 22—2 A. M. A telegram from Tours states that a five hours engage ment took place between 300 Franc-Tireurs and 1200 Prussians, near Shiets, without f decided victory on either side. Tl^ country between Largely and Mont medy is occupied by the enemy, who are also advancing toward the departments of Heut, Seone, Vesvone, Granville and Bon villon. There is a force of Germans 2000 strong in a position near Gray. Another buloon from Paris lias been cap tured near Chartres. Tours. Tours. Nov. 21. Minister Gambetta has received a despatch from the Commander of the army in the Hast, Gen. Garibaldi, an nouncing that the fourth brigade of Franc Tireurs, composed of Italians, the whole un der command of Ueciotte Garibaldi, has sur prised TOO or 800 Prussians at Chatillon, and killed orcaptured them all. The French loss was trilling. This despatch is confirmatory of the previous announcement of this affair. Vienna. Vienna. Nov. 21. General Sheridan, be fore his departure for Constantinople, re mained at l’esth for two days, during which time he was the object of great popular curi osity. Several prominent Hungarian officials called upon him, and his visit was made very comfortable. Berlin. Berlin. Nov. 21. It is reported that Paris is disposed to yield. The French troops engaged west of Paris did not belong to the army of the Loire. The Grand Duke of Mecklenburg is to push westward while the rest of the German forces surround Paris. The Federal Council had the draft of the new Federal Constitution under considera tion, and a supply bill for war purposes had been introduced. FROM ST. LOUIS. Uorriblo Murder by two drunken men. A FAMILY OF FIVE MURDERER ANI) HORRIBLY MUTILATED. Sr. Loi ts, Nov. 21. John Armstrong and ('has. Dolly while drunk, murdered a whole family m ar I’otosi, Washington Co., last Saturday. They called at the cabin of David Lapinc, when difficulty arose between Armstrong and Jolly and a sis ter of I.apine. Mr. Lapine interfered to quiet the disturbance, when Jolly drew a revolver and shot the old mail four times, killing him instantly. Jolly then turned upon Mrs. l.a pineand knocked her down with Ids fist, and then shot and killed her. Armstrong in the meantime procured an axe with which lie knocked down Mrs. Lupine's sister and com pletely severed their heads from their bodies. Two children were also murdered. The tw o men then fired the cabin and burned it to the ground with the butchered bodies in it. The murderers have not been captured. FROM BOSTON Boston, Not. 21. Railroad Accident. Albert M. Simpson, resident of Malden, was killed to-day near that place while cross ing the railroad track, lie leaves a widow and three children. FROM SAN FRANCISCO. San Francisco, Nov. 21. Electiou News. The latest returns from Nevada make the Assembly a tie, and give the Senate a Repub lican majority of 3. The election of dele gates to the Legislative Council in British Columbia was held on the 14th. The Vic toria candidates are pledged to the Dominion scheme which w ill be successful. FROM CHICAGO. Ciiicauo, Nov. 21. Accident. Alphcus Wright, one of the oldest and wealthiest citizens ot Springfield, 111., was run over this morning and killed by a train at the Chicago & Alton Railroad Depot, lie w as for many years a prominent leader in the free soil party, and was twice a candidate for representative to Congress. The body of a woman was washed ashore at Chapildonan, Scotland, supposed to be that of Mrs. T. Hayden of this city, a passenger on the Steamer Cambria. FROM PORTLAND PORTLAND, NOV. 21. Steamship Austrian of the Montreal Ocean Steamphip Co's line, arrived at this port to night, having left Liverpool on the loth, and Londondery on the 11th. This is the first foreign steamer at this part this season. FROM NEW YORK. New York, Nov. 21. Steamship Magdala with a cargo often from Shanghae, Aug. 1(>, arrived to-day via. Suez Canal, being the first tea ship to this port muking the Canal passage. Hand and Frank, the two seamen charged with an attempt to fire the ship Old Colony, on a recent passage from Cadiz, were to-day removed from Jail to the Hospital, and their examination has been indefinitely postponed. The Spanish Consul volunteers to pay their expenses and will probably institute the pro ceedings against the officers of the vessel for harsh and cruel treatment to the sailors. FROM RUTLAND. Rutland, Vt., Nov. 21. Suicide. Chas. Johnson of Brandon, Vt.. a young man about 22 years of age, shot himself yes terday. lie leaves a wite whom he married about 5 weeks ago. Charles P. Munson, agent of the Harlem Extension Railroad at Manchester, Vt., shot himself about 9 o’clock this morning. At (1 o’clock this morning lie was alive, bu> there are no hopes of his recovery. Sud Accident. Freddie Sawyer, aged o years, son of G. E. Sawyer, was run over in the depot yard here to-day by a switch engine, killing him instantly. Murder. Mkmi'IUS, Tenn., Nov. 18. Lem Cook, a well known planter, was murdered and robbed near Fayetteville, Ark., last week. FINANCIAL & COMMERCIAL. New York .Honey Market. New York, Nov. 21. Uoldclosed 112.*,. Culled Males Sixes (coupons), I SOI “ “ 5-20’s 1802, • *• •• 1804, “ 1805, Jan. & July, 1807. “ 1808, UMOV, (coupons), 110811.1V toil, a! o:.’. 107aW7 S 1073107 V losi'.aloo’, 100),a loo)* 1 o«s 3I00V too V a loo v New York Stock Market. New York, Nov. 21. 1 Mariposa. do. pld. Canton Co. Cumberland Co. Western Union Tel. Co. Quicksilver Mining Co. Pacific Mail, Boston Water Power,, Adams Ex. Co. Wells. Fargo A Co. American MerchantstUn. U. 8. Ex. Co. N. Y. Central and Hudson Hirer do. scrip, Erie, Harlem, do. pld Heading, Mich. Central, Lake Shore and Michigan .Southern Illinois Central Cleveland & Pittsburg, Chicago A North Western. do. preferred, Chicago & Hock Island, Mil. A St. Paul, do. preferred. Toledo Wabash A Western. Toledo, Wabash A Western preferred Pittsburg A Fort Wayne, do. pld. Alton, % do. prefd. Ohio and Miss. Boston, Hartford A Erie, 1 X IB1. *> 43 41S 17* ! (id j 33 45* . 31 * 92 * i 87* , 23 48 J3I* 132 101 \ 420* 93* 135 106* 79 ill* Mm 80^ 62 V 7a 96* 52 114* 11**., 31* 3* Now York Produce Market. New York, Nov 21. COTTON—sale* 4S.:9 hales: mid. upland-in 4 FLOP U—stale dOOgldO; round hoop Ohio600 western 500 3075; southern GOOgSdO. WHEAT—sales 25.U0U bu ; No. 1 spring 1.16$ 147 No. 2 do. winter red and amber western 142 a 145. COHN—new mixed western, 81887; old do. 88 891 hi store. OATS—state 02 803; western 01802 POHK—mess, 24 00; prime, 2l.0o. LAUD—steam, 13*. HI T 1 FU—Ohio. 14 $30: state,20342. WIIHK KY-Western free, 83*887. HIC K—Carolina, 7* 87*. M i> A It—Porto Hici>. lo v ; Muscovado, 9* 0 10. M‘MS Tl BPENTJNE—45‘, <j4h. PE !'!P >LEUM—crude, 12*; refined, 23*. TAI.LOW—8* g!l*. FUEIGHTS TO LtVEUPOOL—Arm; Cotton. *; Wheat, 9* Chicago Produce Market. Chicago, Nov. 21. FLOUH—spring extras 404AC00, WHEAT—No. 2, lot*. COILS—NO. 2,155. OATS-41 for No. 2. BA ULEV—83 for No. 1. LA KD—13*. ME»S POitK—21.00. UECEIPTH—7000 flour, (54.000 wheat. 46.000 corn, 29.000 oats, 3,000 rye. iOOO Larley, (5,500 hogs. SHIPMENTS—1,000 flour, 86,000 wheat, 54,000 Corn, 10,000 oats, u,00.j rye, 31000 barley,OuOO bogs. , A'£WS BY MAIL. J. If. Manley, of Maine, has been sent West by the Internal Revenue Bureau to investi gate frauds practiced by the cigar makers in that region. Chief Justice Casey, of the U. S. Court ot Claims, has resigned for the purpose of en gaging in the practice of his profession. His friends say because the salary attached to his judicial position is inadequate to his support Viconito Treillhard, who was transferred front the mission to Chili to the United States just before the outbreak of France and Prussia, will remain as Minister, his instructions from Napoleon having been confirmed by the Pro visional government of France, liis instruc tions have been forwarded, and will arrive here by the next steamer. Russia and Prussia desire to have the United States represented in the talked of Congress of Nations. Faina Robbins, a girl eighteen years old, in Boston, attempted to take her life on Sat urday night by swallowing pulverized glass. She was discovered in great pain and confess ed the act, saying that she was tired of life. 1 wo doctors were called, who, after affording her what temporary relief they could, order ed her removal to the City Hospital. It is not probable that she will recover. She came to Boston from Belfast, Maine, where she has parents living. POLITICAL. “Perley" says everything is pleasant in Washington, and there is no danger of a rup ture between the President anil certain Sen ators. The lion. II. G. Cattell of New Jersey will certainly be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate. Ex-Secretary Kobe son desires it to be announced that he is not a candidate. FLAGG £ MILLER, AirOULD RESPECTFULLY inform the citizens \ \ of AUUUSl’A that they have taken the store Formerly occupied by John G. Adaum, Xo. ‘if Granite Work, Wlievo they will keep constantly ou hand— Beef, Pork, Veal, Lamb, Mutton, Poultry, Smoked Ham, Smoked Tongue, Dried Reef, Breakfust Ham, Bologna Sausage, Tripe, Sausage*, Salt Provisions, &c., Fruit & Vegetables in their season, and such other goods as are kept in a First Class Provision Store. Hoping by close attention to binsiness to receive a liberal share of patronage. 4^"Goods delivered free of charge. Cash paid for Couulry Produce. Small 1‘uokits and Qt ii’K Salks. Orders promptly attended to..£» T. €. FLAGU. JON. M1LL£R. nov4*ttf , You Can Buy for Cash Of WILLS, At 175 Water Street, Augusta, C'HOICK MI SCOV IDO MOLASSES for 45 / cents per gallon. Xon-Explosive Kerosene Oil, Warranted to stand 120 tests, for 40 cents per gallon, i New Crop of Oolong Tea for IH) cents per pound. 4m BAAlLATEn Sl QAXt, tor 1*2 1-2 cents per pound. Extra Coffve-C rushed Sugar, for 12 cents per pound. Pino Apple & English Dairy Cheese together with a I.arge Stock of Pino Groceries ! novlD-itf House for Hale I 4 NICE TWO-STORY HOUSE with I. ami sta. - V ble, convenient tor one or two families, beinjt .:.. Vi,. 1.1mint’s, ireim the premises formerly occupied by John I*. Anker loo, corner of Stale ami Laurel Streets, the fuurtl house North the Catholic church. Kmiuire of M W. F A UK, Insurance A Kent, Darby Block, Oct. 27,1870, tlf Augusta. Portland & Kennebec Railroad. Fail Arrangement, Oct. 81, 1870. Passenger train leaven Augusta for Boston ut 3.4.1 and 11 A. M., for Portland at 5.45, 11 A. M.; and Mixed train at 2.30 P. M. For Bangor and Skowhegan at 4 P. M. For (iardiner (dummy car) at 7.30, 9.40 A. M., at 2.15 and 3.30 P. M. Trains will bk due at Augusta From Bonton at 3 30 and 8.00 P.M. From Portland at 10.35 A. M. (mixed), 3.50 and 8.00 P. M. From Bangor at 10.55 A.M. From Cardiner (dummy car) at 7 and 8.45 A. M., 1.30 ami 5 P. M. Two through Freight trains* daily between An gmta and Boston, leaving Augusta at 8.45 A. M. and 12.15 P.M. L. L. LINCOLN, Superintendent. Augusta, Oct. 29, 1870. nov2-|Aw New Store! Confectionery & Fancy Cake MANUFACTOnY, No. lOO Water Street AUGUSTA, \17TIERE mnv be found A Large Assortment ol M'KKHMt JTirMMS embracing the usual kinds, and many JYew &tgte»9 made from the Purest Stock. Call and examine our goods at No. 100, a few doors below the Post Office FANCY CAKE made to order. sept2-ttl AUGUSTA FISH MARKET. Nearly opposite the Post Office. Joil\ D5AliTIir,XAV,in return mg thanks to his many friends and the public gen erally for their patronage, and soliciting a continu ance of the same, would inform them that he has the BEST ASSORTMENT OF Fresh, Pickled, Dried & Smoked Fish on the Kennebec River, and that his OYSTERS and CLAMn are all that the Epicure would desire. J. IVA. Mould call particular attention to hia No. l Extra Mackkrel, and to his Light Salted EM«L1>1I DltlEI) COL), also to his Smoked and Pickled Salmon, Smokea Halibut, Ac. — Halibuts’ Fins, Tongues A Sounds, and Mackerel prepared for immediate use; Damariseotta Alewives, and those nice No. 1 sealed Herring, which are such a good relish for breakfast and supper. N. B.—LftvEKS supplied with Oysters, Pickles and Crackers at Boston and Portland prices. All orders punctually attended to and delivered in the city free of charge. Special attention paid to putting up Oyster* and Clams for Part es m tiie country, and full satisfa tion guaranteed. novli-ftf Buy your BOOTS and SHOES At STACY’S One Price Boot & Shoe Store Everything marked in plain figures. Men's Heavy Rubber Boots, $4 25 Boys* Thick Boot! $3.00. Ladies’ Rubber Over-shoes 80 cts.» “ High Foxed Polish $9,001 “ “ “ Button $3.00. Remember the Tlace .dW STACY’S ONE-PRICE STORE, WATER STREET, Near Market Square, Augusta, novll-ttf BATH TIBS, COPPER BOILERS, Water Closets, Wash Basins, ItllAHH & PLATED WAltE, 4 as( Iron Pipe, Lead Pipe, Sheet Lead, Ami every article pertaining to Plumbing kept con* bluntly on hand and for sale at H. R. STRATTON’S, Corner Bridge die Water Streets, Under Hunt’s Hat Btore. X. B. Plumbing in all its branches done in a neat ini thorough manner. Particular Attention Paid to Jobbing. t!2apr-t£_ _. New Goods! New Goods! We are now opening onr stock ol| SUMMER Dress Goods Comprising all the NOVELTIES of the SEASON! We call special attention to our stock of BLACK SILKS! For Ladies’ Suits and Out* [side Garments. Also to our, JAPANESE SILKS, In Plain, Plaids, and Stripes X. B.-Always on hand, Androscoggin Remnants OF BROWN COTTONS. |Barton ft Bussell. June 13,1870. rtf JUST RECEIVED ! FROM THE MANUFACTURERS, A FINE ASSORTMENT OF RICH PERFUMERY —ix~ COLOGNES and EXTRACTS ODOR and PRICES To Suit the MOST FASTIDIOUS ! ! : at— TITCOMB’S DRUG STORE!! TRY TITCOMB’S OPERA COLOGNE! II Recommends Itself. nor7-t3w RICHMOND Hanging Dome Furnace! -AT Williamson & Greenwood’s. James W. Bradbury, Jr., V. S. COMMISSIONER, Offlcq with Bradbury A Bradbury, WATER STREET, - - Al'STSTA toit