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The Masonic fraternity of North Vaasalboro’ have received the carpet and furniture for their new hall. We again call the attention of our readers to the “Apron Sale ’of the ladies connected with the Universalist Society, at the rooms of Chase Bros., this afternoon and evening. A boy by the name of Heath hud a narrow escape from drowning in Gardiner, on Mon day. He was skating on the Kennebec river, about the Gardiner bridge, when he fell into an open space, but was pulled out by some of the boys near by. The Free Baptist Church in Monmouth is enjoying a deep religious interest under the labors of Rev. N. Bard: and upwards of twenty have professed conversion, anil sever al have united with the Church by baptism. The Young Men's Christian Association of Winthrop have rendered very efficient aid in this work. A few weeks only have elapsed since the new firm of Messrs. Flagg & Miller commenc ed the meat and provision business in this city, but we are glad to state that by due at tention to the wants of the eating public, they have met with success far beyond their expec tations, their large list of customers including some of the most substantial families in the city. A man named Wood or Hood, employed in teaming in Gardiner, had his right leg broken below the knee very badly the other day, so that the bone protruded through the skin. The accident was caused by a load of shocks falling from his team upon him. Dr. Hildreth was called and dressed his wounds, and at last accounts he was doing as well ns could be expected. The City Clock is on another strike. It has maintained an unjustifiable reticence for a long time—being above all considerations of what was due the public, as well as the Church Itself. Notwithstanding its unspeakable atti tude, it has had the appearance of wearing an innocent face,—dealing out the time only to such as went after it, in the figure of ticohands round. We hope it will henceforth mark time correctly, keeping clean face anil hands, and never after hold its tongue. The officers of Temple Dodge, No. 25, at Winthrop, for the current year, were installed on Monday evening by Deputy Grand Master, David Cargill, and arc ns follows: W. M.. A. K. Sylvester; S. W., M. W. Boyd; .1. W., r. II. Snell; Treasurer, Sylvanus Hol den ; Secretary, C. A. Cochrane; Chaplain, M. C. Waugh; S. D., II. M. Backard; ,T. D.,-Webb; S. S., .1. Glidden; .1. S., Geo. O. Shepard; Tyler, C. Morton. Gen. R. Brinkerhcdf, of Mansfield, Ohio, who for some time during the war was con nected with the army, and stationed in this city, will address our citizens at Granite Hall, this evening, on the subject of “The Rela tions of Agriculture to Free Trade.” We re publish the correspondence between the Gen eral and parties in this city :— Augusta, Dec. 8, 1870. General R. Rrinkerhnff. .Vanrjield, Ohio. Sib: We the undersigned citiz ns of Au gusta, having been informed that you intended visiting the State of Maine before the holidays lor the purpose of lecturing before the citi zens of Portland, on Free Trade and Revenue Reform, subjects which you have given so much attention, and which you are so emi nently qualified to discuss, would respect fully invite you to deliver the same in Granite Hall, and ask that you will select an evening best suited to your convenience. Artkmak Liiibiy, ) JosKuit Bakf.r, jl and 50 others. Ebiiitt House, ) Washington, I). C., Dec. It, 1870. ji Gentlemen : it gives me great pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of your kind invita tion to address the citizens of August i upon the subject of Free Trade, and Revenue Re form, and to accept the same in the spirit in which it is tendered. Now that the questions of the w ar are end ed, common sense and common prudence would seem to dictate a cessation of contro versy as to the past, and t^iat men of all par ties should meet in friendly consultation in regard to the living Issues of the present. Among these questions there is no one, in my judgment, mure important than tiiat of Tariff Taxation, and upon that I will lie very happy to present my views, if agreeable to you, on Wednesday evening Dec. 21st. Very truly, Your Obd't Servant. R. Hrinkekiioee. Kev. Mark Trafton; pastor of the Broadway Methodist church, South Boston, gave his celebrated lecture entitled “The Coining Woman," in Mechanics’ Hall, West Water ville, last Wednesday evening. It was a very able and witty showing up of the absurdities of the woman's rights movement. Our cor respondent at West Waterville sends us the following abstract of the lecture : The question of the hour, and one causing intense Interest, and employing the best heads and ablest pens of the age. is, “What shall we do with woman?” a common sense answer to which would be, let her alone. But she will not be let alone; and equally unwil ling are we to let her alone. Sue can not be injured in our problematic life-theorem: she is not the unknown quantity but the factor, not the fraction, but the interger, so that a true estimate of human life is impracth able with woman left out. Whatever may be the role reserved for her, and we trust the future contains for her something better than the past, she has played, and honorably to her self, an important part in the great drama of human life, and still she complains, and wc frankly admit with a good show of reason. Evidently something is wrong in the social machine—some real or fancied inisadjustnu nt * ot working forces. On nil sides rise com plaints and murmurs, and a demand is made fora revision of the social relations. Has the old enemy again entered the human Eden, and with glazing tongue, thrust himself be tween the man God-made, and the woman God-given ? Is history to repeut all her sad lessons in this age? Is rebellion to he again incited by specious pretexts, and false logic against authority, truth and nature? Is so ciety to be disorganized, and the repulsive and disgracetul scenes of the rtitjn of reason in France to be repeated in American society ? What demon inspired the following para graph copied from a Women’s Rights organ, “The Revolution”—“If there is one employ ment which is more than another, a mere waste of time, 1 think it is for an active, la bor-competent woman to sit from morning till night with a limp-backed baby upon her knees, devoting her whole energies to the business of putting it to sleep.” In India, in Hindustan, in China and Japan this incessant cry for “Woman’s Rights” would have some agnifleance, but not in the United States. This is a most serious and far-reaching question, involving the quietness of home, the peace of the domestic circle, and the very existence of the social stiucture. But let us have a few kind words together before we ! part. There are wrongs in society, but they bear as heavily upon man as upon woman; yea more so. Man lias less power for good i or evil than woman. But has the mass of I women put forth this claim, or lias some I long-bearded reformer entered the lists and thrown down the gauge or battle for the op pressed woman? The complaint is argued that woman is shut out from many branches of industrial labor. Woman has brains, j hands and heart, and from these simple prein i ises we may draw this comprehensive carrol ] lary. Whatever can be done by woman in any department of industrial life, she should he permitted to do, and when in quantity and quality equal to man, she should receive equal compensation.' 1 am sure of universal a-sent when I assert that woman should find j open to her all avenues to secure a living, I into which it is proper for her to enter alone, ! lor one may not forget her total failure in her j first at'empt at independence, and the sad re sults of her first solitary ramble. There arc some positions I had rather see filled by my | son than by my daughter. 1 bad rather see her in the kitchen than on a coal cart, in the laundry than on a locomotive. In many positions, she would be like a “jewel in a swine's snout.” “The great want of France,” said the First Napoleon, “is mothers”—the great want of America is domestic women. Passing u Milestone. One of our ministers was much surprised yesterday upon going home to dinner, to find about a dozen hungry looking individuals there before him, making themselves at home in his house, and evidently on mischief bent. What made the matter look more suspicious and alarming was that they were nearly all members or ex-members of the press-gang, and those who were not might as well have been as far as looks indicated anything of their business. While the minister was won dering what was to happen, tho smiling faces of his wife and daughter appeared, and the secret was out. This was his birthday ; this gathering of friends was a surprise prepared for him by his kind and considerate wife. A bountiful dinner and a lively social hour fol lowed, and as happy as any was our reverend friend as he passed another milestone in the journey of life. Il was a nicely conceived and well executed plot, that will make home dearer and life sweeter, to say nothing of the relief it afforded the several famishing guests. _______ Attention is called to the advertisement of Cable Serew Wire Boots and Shoes in to-day’s paper. Dr. Sage’s Catarrh Remedy is no Patent Medicine humbug gotten up to dupe the igno rant and credulous, nor is it represented us being “composed of rare and precious sub stances brought from the four corners of the earth, carried seven times across the Great Desert of Sahara on the hacks of f.urteen camels, and brought across the Allantic Ocean on two ships.” It is a simple, mild, soothing, pleasant remedy—a perfect specific for Chron ic Nasal Catarrh, “Cold in the Head," and kindred diseases. The proprietor, 11. V. Pierre, M. D.t 133 Seneca street. Butliilo. X. V., offers a reward of 8500 for a ease he can not cure. Sold hv druggists, or sent hy mail fur sixty cents. dec30+&lw From numerous eases of dyspepsia and constipation, cured by the use of Fellow’s Comfoend Svrop of Hvi-ophosi hites after every other known remedy has been used in vain, its efficacy in restoring the functions ot ligestion and evacuation is manifest. decl’Of&wlw dr. scttexck advises consumptives TO GO TO FLORIDA IN WINTER. Having for the last thtrty-flvc rears devoted my whole time ami attention to the study ot lung diseases and con sumption. I feel that I understand tally the course that ought to he pursued to restore a tolerably bad case of disease d lungs to h. althv soundness. '1 he first and most Important step is, forllio patient to avoid tuk.neceld; ana the best of all places on this continent f<>r this pur pose, in winter, is Florida, wt 11 down in the State, where the temperature is regular, and not subject to such varia tions as in more northern latitudes, ralatka Is a point I can recommend. A pood hotel Is kept there by I'eter inan. Last winter I saw several persons there whoso lungs had been badly diseased, but who. under the heal ing Influence of the climate and my medicines, were get ting will. One hundred miles farther down the river Is a point winch 1 would prefer to l'alatka, as the temperature is more e\ en and the air dry and bracing. Mellonvillc and Enterprise are located there. 1 should give a decided preference to Mellonvillc: it Is two miles from river or lake, and it seems almost impossible to take cold there. The tables in Florida might bo better, and patients com plain at times; but that Is a good sign, as It indicates a return of appetite: and, whin this is the case, they gen erally increase In flesh, and then the lungs must heal. Jacksonville, 1 libera.a, Green Cove, and many other places in various parts of Florida can bo safely recom mended to consumptives In w inter. My reasons fur say ing so are, that patient* are less liable to take cold there than where there Is a le.-s even temperature; and It Is not necessary to say, that, where a consumptive person exposes him>eIf to frequent colds, ho is certain to die shortly: therefore my advice Is, go well down Into tho State, out of the reach of prevailing ea*t winds ami fogs. Jacksonville, or almost any other ot the localities 1 have named, will benefit those w:ho are troubled with a torpid liver, a disordered stomach, deranged bowels, sore throat, or cough; but, tor those whose lungs are diseased, a more southern point Is earnestly recommended. For fifteen years prior to lv»9, I was professionally In New York, Boston, Baltimore, and 1 hiludelphia even week, where 1 saw and examined on an average five hundred patients a week. A practice so extensive, em bracing every possible phase of Jung disease, has enabled me to understand the disease fully ; and hence my caution In regard to taking cold. A person may take vast quanti ties of ** Scbcnck’s I’ulmonic Syrup. Seaweed Tonic, and Mandrake Bills,'’ and yet die it he does not avoid taking cold. In Florida, nearly everybody Is using Schenck’* Man drake Bills; for the climate is more likely to produce bilious habits than more northern latitudes. It J»a will establtshcd fact, that natives of Florida rarely die of con sumption. especially those of tho southern part. On tho other hand, in New England, one-third at least of tho population d.e of this ternbio disease. In the Middle States, it does not prevail so largely; still there are many thousand* of cases there. What a vast percentage of life would be saved If consumptives were as easily alarm ed in regard to takiug fresh cold* as they are about senr 1 t fever, small-pox, Ac. I but tiny aro not: they tuko w hat they term a little cold, which they aro credulous enough to believe will wear off in a few days. They pay no at lent ion to it; and hence it lays the foundation for another and another still, until the lungs arc diseased be yond all hope of cure. Mv advice to persons whose lungs aro affected, even slightly. Is to lay inastock if Schenck’s Bulmonic syrup, Schenck’s Seaweed Tonic, and Scht nek's Mundrakcl ills, and go to Florida. I recommend these particular medi cines, because I am thoroughly acquainted with their actum. I know, that, where they are used in strict ac cordance with my directions, they will do the work that i* required. Tins accomplished, nature will do the rest, 'ibo physician who prescribes for cold, C014I1, or night sweats, and then advises the patient to walk or ride out every day, will bo sure to havo a corpse on his hand* before lung. My plan Is, to giro my threo medicines In accordance with the print* d directions, except In some cast s w litro a freer use of the Mandrake Bills Is n* cessa ry. My object Is, to »ivo tone to the stomach, —to get up a good appe tite. ltlsalwavsagoodmignwhcn a patient begins to grow hungry: 1 havo lio|i?9 of such. With a relish for food, and the gratification of that relish, comes good blood, and with it more flesh, which is closely followed liv a healing of tho lums, — then the com h loosens and abates, the creeping chills and clammy night sw eats no longer prostrate nud annoy, and the patient gets wtxl, provided he avoids taking cold. Now, there aro many consumptives who have not tho means to go to Florida. The question may he asked, Is there no hope for such? Certainly there is. My advico to such *s and ever has been, to stay in a warm room during the winter, with a temperature of about sevmty degrees, whleh should be kept regularly at that point by means of a thermometer. Let such a patient take his exerciso within tho limits of the room by walking up ami down as much asli.s strength will permit. In order to keep u;> n lualihy circulation of the blood. 1 havo cured thousands by this system, and can do so again. Con sumption is os easily cured ns any other disease, if it fs» takmint inc,nndllio proper kind of treatment is pur sued. * he fact stands undisputed on record, that bclicnck’s Bulmonic Syrup, Mandrake Bills, and Sea weed ionic have cured very many of what seemed to bo hopeless cases of consumption. Go where you will, you will be almost certain to find some poor consumptive who has been rescued from the very jaw sol death by their USe. So far as tho Mandrake Pills are concerned, everybody should keep a supply of them on hand. ’1 hey act on tho liver better than calomel, and leave none or its hurtful effects behind. In fact, tluy aro excellent In all case* where a purgative medicine Is required. If you havo partaken too freely of fruit, and diarrhoea ensues, a doso of tho Mandrakes will 1 uro you. If you aro subject to sick headache, take a dose of tho Mandrakes, and they will relievo you in two hours. If you would obviate tho effect of a change of water, or the too free indulg* ncc In fruit, l ike one of tho Mandrakes every night, and you may tlim drink water, and eat water melons, pear*, ap ples, plums, peaches, or corn, w itliuut the risk of being made sick by them, 'i hey w ill protect those w lio liv c 11a damp situations against chilis and fevers, 'lrytlum. They aro perl* ctly.harmlcss. 1 hey can do you good only. 1 have abandoned my professional visits to Losionuiul New York, but continue to sec patient* at my ofl.ee. No. 15 North Sixth hired, 1 hilaaclpbia. every Saturday, from «, a m , to3, f.m. 1 hose who w bh a thorough »x anmnation with tho ll©spirometer w ill bo charged flvo dollars. 1 he Heap ironic ur declares the exact condition of tho lun*s; and patients can readily learn whether they uro curable or not. But I desire it distinctly un derstood, that the value of my medicines depends t ntire ly upon their bung taken strictly according to directions. In conclusion. I will say, that when persons take my medicines, and their systems aro brought into a healthy condition thereby, they are not tollable to take cold; yet no one with diseased lungs can bear a sudden change of atmosphere) without the liability of greater or less irri tation ot the bronchial tubes Full directions In all languages accompany my ntcdl cin< h, ro explicit and clear that any one can use them without consulting me, and cun he bought from uny druggist. J. II. Schenck, M.P., No. 15 North hixth btrect, Bhiladelphia, GEORGE C. GOODWIN ft Co., Boston, Agents. iur That pepper and salt color which renders your hair bo conspicuous, can easily he remedied by using a bottle or two of NATURE'S HAIR RE STORATIVE. dec20-f&wlw Some people Buffer, and tlielr friends suffer, from severe pain; while they spend more money foolish ly than it would cost to cure them, if they used Uenne’s Tain-Killing Magic Oil. Take our advice ami use this popular and certain cure for -ueh ills as flebli and bone are heir to. dec20-t&wl w JHarrieU. In Bangor, 18th inst., James G Downes to Miss L. Aug fta Eaton, both of Winterport. In Venzie 17ih inst., Mr. Ge»oge Morrill of V , to Miss Mary E. Garland of Bangor. Dim. At the Soldier's National Asylum, 19th inst., of consumption, Edward Braeken, formeily a private in Co. C., 7th New Jersey Vol. In Brookl n. N. V., 14th inst., Mrs. Helen Marin, wife of the Itev. W. M. Willlan, and daughter of Freeman Bradford, Esq., of Auburn, Me. IVotice. reirE Stockholders of the Granite National Hank I of. Augusto. will hold their unmial meeting for the election or Direetots. and for tin sact ng anv other legitimate business, at their Hanking Koom iii Augusta, on Tuesday, the tenth day or,(unitary, 1871, at ten o'clock in the fore oon. W. T. JOHNSON, Cashier. Augusta. T>ec. -1, 18*1). It.',I GABLE SCREW WIRE BOOTS AND SHOES. Bottoms Listened with a screw wire. Superior to sewed or pegged. Every Pair Warranted not to Rip. FOR SALE BY ALL DEALERS. _ dec2l-tlm Al'KOX NAIaE. THE LADIES* SOCIAL AID connected p ith the YYinthrop St. I nlversallst Society, yy ill lio!4 an Apron Sale at the room of Chase Bros., in North’s Block, over B. Kimball’s dry goods ft ore. on Wednesday Afternoon AM) livening. Dor. 2ist. A variety of articles suitable far OirMina- gifts will also be offered for sale. Admission Froe. de :lT-tttWlt NOTE THIS ! Holidays 1870-71 The Richest Goods ever brought to this Market, in the line of Toilet, Fancy. Ornamental and useful Articles. Va ses, Statuary. Ac., nil imported direct or purchased from the Manu facturer-*. are offered for Very Low Prices ! Partridge’s Drug Store, [cor. Market Square, under Granite linll. ) Ladies and (•cntleinen who wish to remember h friend w ith an acceptable gilt, can find it in my Store. \v;t»» price- 1 out than New York or Bo-ton. (has. K. Partridge. decl4*t&\vtf HJHI.ES, TESTAMENTS, prayer HOOKS, single, and in rases with Lessons, a clioir.e arlii-le. -\I.SO Illumiunted Text* and Cards, all beautiful presents for the Holidays, For sale at CI.APP A NORTH’S, 155 Water street. - - Augusta. *0- Sign of the "Jtig Ledger.” dee.'i-f.'lw Portland & Kennebec Railroad. Fall Arrangement, Dec 8. 1870. Passenger train leaves Augusta for Boston nr *.45 and II A. M ., for Portland at 5.45, 11 a.M.; uni Mixed train at 2.30 P. M. For Bangor at 0 A. M. and 4 P. M. For Skowhe* -fan at 4 P. M. For Gardiner (duramv car) at 7.3u, 0.20 A. M , at 2.15 and 5.30 P. M. Trains will be dlf. at At ucsta From Boston at 3.50 and 8.00 P.M. From Portland at 10215 A.M. (mixed), 3.50 and 3.00 p. M. From Bangor at 10.55 A.M. and 0.15 P. M. From Gardiner (dummy ear) at 7 and 8.45 A. M., 1.30 and 5 p. M. Two through Freight trains daily Between Au ru.«hi and Bodon, leaving Augusta at 8.45 A. M.and 12.15 P M. L. L. LINCOLN, Superintendent. Augusta. Nov. 21, 1870. nov2*fAw Bo. Mi, Sol. l)o. Mil. G. IV. LANCASTER will open n rla-h in this city on SA'llliDAV EVENING |w it, 15711. lor t V purpose of teaching u thorough course 'I the eleiucnls of Vocal Mu«r; mol lie will also tile parti'Hlar attention to the eultivutioii of the voice. As a Teai her of Vocal Music. Mr. Lancaster has 111) superior in our Male. Tickets for the course LATHES, - . . i 1.50. GENTLEMEN, 2.00. ____decU-tiw New Cake Baskets of elegant design*, at K. HOWSE'S, 124 Water St. wtf W. N. FISHER, FII-K >1 \nffactvrer, TEMPI,E St., - - WATERVILLE, Me. Ail kinds ut Files and Ka*ps, mmle IV''in the Bert Cast steel and Warranted. Particular attention riven t » Kc-Cutting old Files and ILi.-p.-. File* and llapps kept eondantlv on Band to •xi-hange or lor bale. Cardi paid for Old File*. Order* By Express or otherwise will receive prompt attention. dec13d3m CliaiKlIvr A- Bourdinaii, at the MARKET SQL Mih. GROCERY STORE, are selling First Glass Groceries ns low as can he bought in the city. <lecl5-ttawlm A l.AKtilf STOCK', IF SILVER NAPKIN RINGS at HOWSK'S. wtf Chance for Business ! rrilK d-irk in trade, together w ith tools, Ac., of a I stove Store and Tin Shop, doing a good huni* neb* in Ktirnacea, S*ove and Pin ware, with a lease >f shop for one or three years, if deeired. Cheap •cut, and a good chance tor a live man with a Miiall apital. Satisfactory reason* given for Felling. For term Ac., call ou or addrem w. ii. u'ooimniv. fiw'50 AukuhIm, Maine. RICH MO N D Hanging Dome Furnace! -AT Williamson & Greenwood’s. BY TELEGRAPH TO THE — Daily Kennebec Journal. EUROPEAN NEWS. The CauseM for the Belay in the Bombardment of Paris. The Condition of the Germau Army around Paris. VERSAILLES WITHIN RANGE OF THE FRENCH GUNS. NO FIGHTING AROUND PARIS SINCE DEC. 1st. PRUSSIA RESOLVED ON AR BITRATION. London. The telegraph this morning has a special from Brussels saying the late heavy call for landwchr denote the weakness of the Ger man investing army around Paris that its op erations are now more defensive than oflen I give. Ontror two more sorties like the last one and the siege of Paris will be raised. The guns in use in the German army at present are utterly worthless for such a pur pose and besides that Versailles is nearly in the range of the French guns. Later advices have been received from Paris. There has been no lighting around tlie city since Dec. 1st. The people of Paris had received news from the outside world to the 11th. London. Dec. £0. An American naval captain at Constantinople is manufacturing torpedo! and other material of war, for use in ease of need against Russia. The French forces attacked by Gen. Wor den at Nuits were in large numbers, and held a strong position. The Germans captured (1000 prisoners, together with the town. The French were pursued northward. On Monday a French force of 10.000 strong had been defeated at l'aislay and Fontenelle. Ilerlin. Berlin. l)co. 20. The Prussian Cross Journal denies Prussia has designs upon Lux embourg. and affirms that Prussia is resolved to submit to the arbitration of her complaints relative to the violation of neutrality by the government of Duchy, with a view to claims for indemnity. King William lias received at Versailles, a deputation from the Reichstag, hearing an ad dress from that body, and in response re turned his thanks for the supplies voted for the prosecution of the war widt h has secured national uuity, and signified his acceptance of the dignity ot tiie Kmperor tendered by the unanimous voice of the Princes, tree towns and the German nation. Luxemburg. Luxembourg. Dee. 2'*. The King of Hol land in a letter to the government at Luxem bourg. says: "Let us together defend the treaty of .1857, and the honor and indepen dence of Duchy. Stutgartt. Stutgartt. Dec. 20. The King opened the Chamber yesterday in a speech. He referred to the glorious successes of the Germans. Their companionship in arms had kindled a desire for political unity. He urged the deputies to recognize in the federal treaties lately concluded a scope for the development of the nation and her institutions. A hill will he introduced authorizing the present taxa tioh to fin (her war measures and the coruple ! tion of railways. FOREIGN NEWS BY CABLE. London. Dec. 20. Commodore Ashbury was met bv a throng of friends on his arrival ■at Liverpool, and was subsequently enter tained by a banquet at Clarence Hall. The Manchester Post in a editorial on the Alabama claims, reters to services to the Cnitcd States at the British Court of Charles Francis Adams and Rtverdy Johnson, and says the present attitude of America was condemned by the record of her own Min isters. Railroad Matters. Klio, Pa.. Dec. 20. The railroad men were in caucus until a late hour last night. More officials arrived this morning, and the conven tion is proceeding with closed doors. This noon tiie prospect of satisfactory arrangement is regarded ns doubtful. The New York Central regards the project with indifference, and the Western men are not enthusiastic over the plan. Augustus Schell is President of the Con vention, and H. II. Houston of the Pennsyl vania Railroad, Secretary. FROM BOSTON. Boston. Doc 20. Bank Statement. Capi tal. 947..'S.">0,0<10; loans. 9109,291.300; specie, 81.705,007; legal tenders, 812,70!,714; due trom other banks, $10,888,054; due toother banks, 810,131.234; deposits, 845,004.510; circulation, 824,755,28]. TROM NEW YORK. New York, Dec. 20. Henry N. Geston was to-day sentenced to ten years in State Prison, tor perjury in a fraudulent divorce .case. The Independent this week will publish Theodore Tilton's valedictory. Henry C. Bower, publisher, succeeds to the editorship. FROM CINCINNATI. Cincinnati, Dec. 20. The Gas Company arc determined to make a thorough investiga tion of the circumstances of the explosion here yesterday, mid will call scientific men from the cast to aid in ascertaining the cause. The damage will not exceed 850.000. FROM SPRINGFIELD. Fire. Springtirld, Mass., Dec. 20. Two barns at Pittsfield, belonging to Wni. S my the. were burned to-day. Doss 83000. FROM HAVANA Havana. Dec. 18. Gen. Valuteseda yvs terdap sent into the Held against the rebels, 500 soldiers, who were doing duty in this city. Volunteers arc now guarding Moro Castle and Cabana, thus relieving tile regu lar* who will be put into active service. FROM WASHINGTON. Washington. Dec. 20. Col. J. J. Williams Cltiif Kngineer ot the Tehuantepec Railroad, sailed w ith a corps of engineer* front Norfolk this morning and will break ground for the railway dan. 1st. The December report of the Department of ! Agriculture estimates the crops of corn for 1869. at 1,100 000,000 bushels; of tobacco, 300,007,000 pounds; of hay, 20,000,000 tons; of potatoes, 111 000,000 bushels. The hay crop is 15 per cent., and the potato 20 per cent, less than those of last year. ELECTION NEWS. Augusta, Ga., Dec. 20. The election re turns are meagre, hut the democrats are be lieved to have carried the State. A disturb ance occurred at Macon, in which a negro was shot severely and ihe military were called out to suppress the mob. PROM SAN FRANCISCO. San Francisco, Dec. 20. Steamer Japan from China and Japan, three days behind time entered port this evening at 7 1-4 o’clock. In passing North point she ran into a vessel anchored in the stream with a tremendous crash, and then collided with the Rritish ship Marion, carrying away her bowspiit and fore rigging. The Japan was disabled and ap pears to have sustained considerable damage. Tugs have gone to her assistance. The bark D. C. Murry overdue from Hon olulu also arrived this evening. FROM CHICAGO. Destructive Fires. Chicago, Dec. 20. A fire at Sycamore, De Kald county. III., on Sunday, destroyed pro perty valued at 8100,000. The principal losers were J. K. Waterman, 860.000. in sured for #10.000. J. S. Waterman, 815,000. Insured 812,000. FROM PHILADELPHIA. Philadelphia, l’a. Dec. 20. The Demo crats to-day’ had 1343 majority in tile 1st Senatorial district, which the Republicans carried in October by over 1000 majority. A row occurred in the ltith district, in which policeman Osborn was badly shot by Robert Smith. FORTY-FIRST CONGRESS, Washington, Dee. 20. House. Mr. Bingham of Ohio addressed the House ir. support of his amendment, excepting from amnesty only the officers of the United States in 1800 and 1801 who participated in the re hellion, and those who since the first of June last had falsely taken iron clad oath. He said the whole number thus excepted did not ex ceed 200, atnl as near as he could ascertain there were about 20,000 persons now under disabilities, the majority of whom were about as guilty of their country’s blood as members if the House themselves. He closed with an appeal to members to extend liberal amnesty, that the world might witness another exhibi tion of magnanimity of that great and tri umphant people who carried the 14th amend ment to the Constitution. Mr. Fitch of Nevada spoke in fatorof uni versal amnesty; he believed that policy for Congress was a wise one. He said if he could put life again into brave eyes that were closed forever amid the sulphurous smoke of battle —if the earth could give hack gallant hearts that throbbed out their lives in red libations for liberty—they would say with one voice that an amnesty which could permit their honoralde assaulter to occupy a place in the American Senate might well tiliord the more honorable assailants an opportunity to achieve a few county clerkships. Messrs. Griswold. Conner, Briggs, Shelter. McKee and Tillman, also spoke in fivor of general amnesty. Mr. Butler of Massachusetts at half pa«t! three moved the question on Bingham’s j amendment, saying he wished to have the hill i in such a position that he could move reeom-1 niital, and thought that it was time to slop ; this diarrhoea of words. Bingham twice a ked Butler to include the j whole bill as well as amendment in the motion ! for previous question, adding he wished the j gentleman from Massachusetts to keep faith with the House, and if not lie would ask the j House to compel nim to do so; he remarked in an undertone that Butler's course was a devilish outrage. The previous question was seconded—hi to 84. Coburn's motion to lay the hill on the table having been rejected, and Butler being enti tled to close the debate yielded a portion of I his time to Messrs. Cable and Hoag, and sub j scqucntly to a motion to adjourn. FINANCIAL & COMMEBCIAL. New York Money Market. New York, Dee.20. Gold closed llo’.ullO'.. United .States Sixes (coupons). 1881 IbD.igll.’U. ’• “ 3-20’s 1802, Iu75»6l07?» • U •• IBM, 107*. a 1071, 41 4 •* lo7u lu7I 4 44 lMtt, Jan. A .Inly, 1C4.*4, ! 44 •* 1H57. 4 4 4 4 “ IH>V«1I0\ 44 “ 10-40’b,(coupon^, IMS Mi Pacific mxc*, 1IO<jI1014 Outral Pacific*. Wy, j Union *• j !>'«mv York Stock Market. New York. Dec. 20. Mariposa.."*1,, ■ do. e;d..U»*a;< auton Co. 04 ;( uni bcrland Co.. 23; Western Culon lYd. C(i ,kV4 ; Quicksilver Mining Co., i : Pacific. Mc.il, boston Water Power, W4 ; Adame Ex. Co., 04*#; Wells. Fargo A Co.,41 : American M. reliant.* I n 431 a; l'. *. Ex. Co., 82 ; N. Y. Central and Hudson tiiv. , U0*,, do. scrip. hT'j,; Erie, 28‘i, do. pld. 43 Harlem, 12!) . do. ptd. 12?); Leading, i*i;Ja ; Mich. Central. 120 ; Lake shore and Michigan-..t!'in*n . 1 ill ; Illinois Central 13:’.; Cleveland A Pittsburg. 10i ; l kieago A North Western ‘IS**# , do preferred 1 «n*4 ; Chicago A Lock I land. 104% ; MU. A St.Paul 34 ,. do . preferred. 7'.*lf; Toledo Wabash A West ••'ii t> *: Toledo, Wabusli A Western iov.im- , oil : Pittsburg A Fort Wavre. id1#; Terre Haute. 24 , do. j'td. 31 ; Alton, 112 . do. pretd. ll;t Ohio and Miss. 20% ; liobtoo, Hartford A Km-, P* ; New York Produce Murkef. Nkw York, Dec. 20. COTTON—sales 3324 bales: mid. uplands 13;, FLOCK-?),300; state .320<j*i3rt; round hoop Ohio .300<p>40; western .320^073, s.mtbci ii 0le<jS23. \f H EAT—w» o<)0 bn ; No. I spring *:.s l.;i»; new No. 2 do. l.k’rgLls, winter red aim amber western, 144 a 143. COKN-; new mixed western, 72«74 ; old. OATS—state-: v estei« v.ifd I. POLK —me>-, Lt(jlU.47; old. is..To P.rTTKK — We-t’ii. i2j23. state, 20a 12. WHISKEY—Western bee. 04 , <ji'3.' KICK—Carolina, 0% a7. sl’CiAK—Porto Kico, —— ; Muscovado, lo#t , 10% . MOL ASSES—v. o. <*sa72. sP’Ts Tl LPENTlvE 4 i. KO-IN—2b) l'«», strained. PKTltoLEFM—ei ude, 13 ; refined, 22YW#L TALLOW —8% 9*'.. LALI>—steam. 11% a IS: kettle,-. FKKKiHTS TO lIvEUPOOL - Cotton. 3-hM. ; Hour 2s4d, wheat 7%d. Chicago Produce Market. Chicago, Dec. 20. FLOCK —spring extras W H EAT—No. 2. 105% COKN-lor old, 41% for new. 1» \TS—38 lor No. j. in E—No. 2, 7l g72. ft.YULEY—4J0(jtii)s, for No. 2. MESS POKK-18.20, LAKH—11 . RECEIPTS—8000 flour, 03,000 wheat, 33.000 corn, ‘ 11,000 oats, 17.000 barley, lo.ooo hogs# SHIPMENTS—4800 flour, 7,000 corn, 2000 oats, 7,‘kH) barley, 2,400 hogs. ..._ » Ciucinuali Produce Market. Cincinnati, Dec. 20. MKSS POUK—18. LAUD—10‘.all. BULK MEATS—sides 8. K AC<)N—shoulder and clear rib sides. 12 a 12% • j WHISKEY—In good demand, 8t»fl87. XBWS BY MAIL. General Schneck will leave for Europe within a fortnight. The hrakemen of the Erie Railway are on a strike, and freight business is at a stand still. Ex-Governor Letelier, of Virginia, is se riously ill with pneumonia. Nearly a thousand Kahyle horsemen have been landed at Toulon, and will join the French armies. The lion. Henry Chapin has been elected mayor of Worcester to succeed the late Mr. Hluke. The reform among the inmates of several of the houses of ill fame on Water street. New York, seems to he sincere and steadily advancing. The accumulated cable dispatches have all been transmuted, and for the first time for two weeks the cables are clear. The President has informed his friends that he has definitely decided to give the commis sionership of patents to Gen. M. I). Leggett, of Zanesville. Ohio. The Germans have evacuated Amiens and Beauvais, and have re-occupied Dieppe. The French Heet has made its appearance on the Baltic, and has caused a little scare in Kon igsberg. Two hundred working-men joined the cap ital labor co-operative society, at New York on Monday, making in all one thousand members. The party will go out to their lands in Indian Territory the last of January. General Jordan sailed from New York on Saturday night with a Cuban expedition of 300 men. He is now under bonds to appear at the February term of the United States court for trial for violation of the neutrality laws. The steamer dive Branch, on Mondav, passed through the Dutch Gap canal with a barge in tow, it being the first vessel to go through since the canal was cleared out by the great flood. The withdrawal of Mr. Cattell practically narrows the contest for the New,Jersey Sen atorship to three gentlemen, Messrs. V. T. Frelit ghuysen, Cortlandt Parker, and Corne lius Walsh. The McGarrahau ease has been set for fur ther hearing by the judiciary committee on the second Monday in January. The com mittee will then examine the question wheth er there is any foundation for the charge that the patent was really signed in Mr. Lincoln's time, giving the land in dispute to McGarra han. Kit Burns, the dog fighter and rat-pit keeper, died Monday evening of diptheria. after an illness of several days. He was one of the old hemes of Water street. N. Y.. and at the time of the wickedest man excitement took great pride in resisting all efi'orts tend ing toward his conversion. He was in receipt of $1500 a year rental from the city mission at the time of his death for his old rat-pit, and boasted np to a few days ago that he had al ways been too sharp for them religious cusses. STATE NEWS. The new brick building at Kennebunk for the Grammar and High Schools has been completed. Dennis M. Bradly, of the diocese of Port land, was ordained Deacon in the Catholic church at Albany, on the 17th inst. The Bangor Whig says Thomas Rider, of Bradford, 75 years of age, rode in a coach one day last week, for the first time in his life. Capt. Silas Weeks of Bath, has received a binocular glass from the British government, for gallant conduct in assisting a British ves sel in distress. Ground has been broken at Grand I.ake Stream for Messrs. Shaw's tannery. A canal 100 rods long and fitteen feet deep in some parts is to he dug this winter. The Ellsworth American says that on Nov. 12th, a lad in South Hancock, while roving over the fields, plucked three strawberries and bore them home in triumph. A. G. Whitman, a graduate of Bowdoin in the last class, has been appointed to a peroia nent position in one of the Boston schools, nt a salary ol ?2400. Rev. E. M. Bartlett of Livermore Falls, lias received and accepted a call to preach at the Elm street Baptist church in Bath, ami w ill enter on his duties on the first Sunday in January next. A correspondent of the Lewiston Journal writes that a well-to-do farmer in the town of Mercer, by the name of Abel Hibbard, com mitted suicide Sunday afternoon, by hanging himself in his barn. No cause given. Aged GO years. On Saturday about 11 o'clock a fire broke out in the main room of the Yarmouth Acada my. It originated in the ceiling, near the chimney, which was defective. Tne damage done to the building is estimated at $500. The fire will interrupt the school for a few days. Rev. Charles If. Webber, a graduate of New Hampton Theological Institution, and lor the past year pastor of the V. B. Church in Taunton, Mass., w ill on the lirst of January assume the pastorate of the Free Will Baptist Church and Society, worshipping on Storer street in Saco. Mr. Geo. H. Bailey, a well-know n horse trainer of Portland, while temporarily stop ping at the PeWitt House in Lewiston, was given a lien ly dose of laudanum by tile mis take of a druggist's clerk last Friday evening, and his life was only saved by the prompt use of the stomach pump, lie is now doing well. Tile Waterville Mail says as an experiment, round trip tickets to Bangor, from all stations oast of Waterville, will from this time be issued at reduced rates, to be good for one t day only. Under this arrangement one can j go from Waterville and Kendall's Mills to ' Bangor, and return the same day for 83.75; from Clinton for 83.50; from Burnham for $3.00—and others in proportion ; being quite j a saving to the passengers. We learn troin the Mail that at a Sp> eial [ Meeting ol Messalonskee Lodge, No. 113. the following officers were installed hy P. M., ,J. j W. Gilman: G. T. Benson, W. M.; M. M. Bartlett, S. W.; A. J. Parker, J. W.; J. W. Gilman, Secretary; H. C. Winslow, Tress, j G. W. Hubbard, S. P.; C. E. Fogg, J. P.; N. Clemson, S. S.; Eugene Richardson, J. S.; J. 1‘. Phillips, Tyl r. The last dollar for which this Lodge stood indebted for its new hall lias been paid, and the annual reports of the See. and Treas. show the Lodge to he in a very prosperous condition. The Masonic fraternity of Rockland pro pose to erect in that city an elegant structure tio by 100 feet—the ground floor to contain 3 stores, the second story a large hall for pub lic purposes, and the third story to be devoted to the Masonic order. The proposed build ing will cost thirty or forty thousand dollars. The city will be asked to exempt it from tax ation. A dispatch from Batli states that Back river . is closed by ice, and the submarine operations ' at Hell Gate have been suspended ffff the sea son. The work thus far accomplished is oi great advantage to the navigation of the route between Bath and Boothbay, some three to five hundred tons of rock’ having been re moved and the water deepened from three to ten feet on a most dangerous reef. A eable despatch, dated Naples, Pec. 17th, states that the barque Trovatore of Sears port. Me.. Captain Blanchard, which sailed from Trieste Not. 28th, for Palermo and New York, Was recently capsized and the captain, his wife and child, and fourteen of the crew were drowned. Four of the crew were saved, having been picked up off Cape Spurtamento. Captain Blanchard was a very worthy man, of an energetic character, and was much es teemed by his acquaintances. The barque was built at Seariport in 1855, and waa owned at that place. The Bath Time* givey the particular! of the drowning of young Harrington at Parker’s Head. Four sons ot Hezekiah Harrington, of Harrington's landing, were crossing in a skiff last Tuesday afternoon the upper part of the dam being built at Parker’s Head for ice purposes, and while passing by a sluice way, the boat was drawn by the swift current against a spile, striking it with such force as to break it assunder, and the brothers were all precipitated into the water. Hezekiah, the oldest of the brothers, by great exertions saved two of his brothers, who were twins, but it was impossible for him to save Abra ham, who was carried away by the «wift tide. Monday afternoon about 2 o’clock, the ele eant residence of J. Winslow Jones, near Pride’s bridge in Westbrook, was totally con sumed by fire. The Press says the Are caught in some way from the furnace, and so rapid was the Ipread of the flames that only some of the parlor furniture and the piano were saved. A pair of oxen were attached to a small shed that connects the main house with the stable, and it was dragged off, thus saving the corn-shed and stable from sharing in the general destruction. Both Mr. and Mrs. Jones were in Portland at the time, as well as other members of the family, and the first intimation one of the household had of what had happened was furnished by a stran ger in a store in the city. The house and furniture were Talued at 840,000. Insured for about 820,000. Alden B. Dunton, a convict in the Cumber land County Jail, has been pardoned by the Governor. Dunton wes tried at the Superior Court in January, 1869, and convicted on four indictnieuts. On the first, for keeping a house of ill fame, he was sentenced to 11 months and 27 days in the County Jail and to pay a fine of 8230; on the second for keeping a drinking house and tipplirig shop, to 3 months in the same place and to pay a fine of 8100 and costs; on the third, for maintaining a nuisance to one year in jail, and the fourth for being a common seller, to 3 months im prisonment and to pay a fine of $100 Each term was to begin when the preceding one ex pired. $230 in fines have been paid, and the remainder amounting to $234.84 have been remitted by the pardon. Th» strangest and best secured, as well as most profitable investment now offered In the market, 7 PER CENT. 60L0. First Mortgage Bonds, COUPON OK REGISTERED, AND (FREE OF V. S. TAI,) I’rinripal nnd Interest Payable In Gold, ISSUED BY THE Burlnigton, Cedar Rapids aud Minnesota R. R. Co. Tho small remaining balance of the Doan for sale at 90 and Accrued Interest In Currency. Interest payable May and November. .T. EDGAR THOMSON, CHARLES L. FROST, The Bond* are issued at $20,000 per mile against “ “)n only of the line fully completed aud a uc greater part of the road is already in opera tion, anti the present earnings are largely in excess of the operating expenses and interest on the Bonds. The balance of the work necessary to establish through connections, thereby shortening the dis tance between St. Paul anil Chicago 43 miles, and po miles to St. Louis, is rapidly progressing, in time for the movement of the coming grain crops, which, it is estimated, w ill double the present income of the road. The established character of this road, running as it does through the heart of the most thickly settled and richest portion of the great State of fowa, to gether with its present advanced condition and large earnings warrant us in unhesitatingly recom mending these bonds to investors, as, in every respect, an undoubted security. A small quantity of the issue only remains unsold, and when the en terprise is completed, which will be this Fall, an immediate advance over subscription price may be looked for. The bonds have 50 years to run, are convertible at the option of the holder into the stock ol the Company at par and the payment of the principal is provided for by a sinking fund. The converti bility privilege attached to these bonds cannot fail to cause them at an early day to command a mar ket price considerably above par. U. S. Five twenties. at present prices, mum only 4K per cent, currency interest, while these Bonds pay 9^ percent., aud w i«vard them ro bo as safe and fuily equal ns a security to any Railroad Bond is sued; and until they are placed upon the New York Stock Exchange, the rules of w hich require the road to be completed, wo obligate ourselves to re buy at any time any of these Bonds sold by us after this date at the same price as realized by us on their sale. All marketable Securities taken in pa3'ment free ol Commission and express charges. HENRY CLEWS & CO., 32 Wall Street, New York. Tower, bidding* A Torrey, Brewster, Sweet A Co., Boston. General Agents for New England, and for sale by Npeucer, Vila A Co., Boston, l ogg Bros. A Bates, “ Head A Perkins, “ Klrhardson, Hill A Co., “ JE. ltollius Morse A Co., •• Attwood A Co., “ Hubbard Bros* A Co., *• Berk Bros., “ Slone A Downer, “ F. A. Hawley A Co., “ J. IS. Sturtevaut, •• George W. Warren A Co., “ Potter Bros.,—Bankers, Augusta. J. L. Adams,—Caakler, “ Wm. T. Johnson •* “ W. U. Wood A Sou, Bankers, Portland. Si wan A Barrett, “ “ Henry M. Payaon, “ ** i >r any of the Banks of Portland, of whom pamph lets aud information may be obtained. After a careful investigation of the merits of the IUirlington, Cedar Rapid* and Minnesota K. R. First Mortgage Bonds, vve can confidently recom mend them as a safe and desirable investment. TOWER, G1DDING8 & TORREY. w43tf BREWSTER, SWEET A CO. AMERICAN & FOREIGN PATNETS B. U. EDDY, SOLICITOR OF PATENTS, Late Agent of the U. 8. Patent Office, Washington, under the Act of 1KI7. Xo. 7<» State Street, (opposite Kilby Street) BOSTON 4 FTER an extensive practice of upwards of 20 /x. years, continues to secure Patents in the Uni ted Mates: also in Great Britain, France and other foreigu countries. Caveats, .Specifications, Bonds, Assignments, and all papers or drawings for Pa tents, executed on reasonable terms with dispatch. Researches made into American and Foreign works to determine the validity ami utility of Patents of Inventions, and legal and other advice rendered on all matters touching the same. Copies of the claims of any patent furnished by^ remitting one dollar. Assignments recorded in Washington. No Agency in the United States possesses superi or facilities for obtaining Pateuts, or ascertaining the patentability of inventions. During eight months the subscriber, in the course of his large practice, made on hcice rejected appli cations, sixteen appeals; every one of which was de cided in his favor by the Commissioner of Patents. Testimonials. “I regard Mr. Eddy as one of the most capable and successful practitioner* with whom i have had official intercourse. CHARLES MASON, Commissioner of Patents.” “I have no hesitation in assuring inventors that they cannot employ a man more competent and trustworthy, and more capable of patting their ap plications m a form to secure for them an early and favorable consideration .at the Patent Office. EDMUND BURKE, Late Commissioner of Parents.” “Mr. R. II. KDPT has made for me THIRTEEN applications, in all hut ONE of which patents have been granted, ami that one is now pending. Such unini*tnkable proof o! great talent rnd ability on his part leads me to recommend all inventors to apply to him to procure their patents, as they may be sure of hav ing the most faithful attention bestowed on their cases aud at verv reasonable charges. JOHN TAG HART.” Boston, Jan. 1,1*70. Irt