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The Maine Insane Hospital. The reporta of the various officers connot ed with the Maine Insane Hospital for the past year, to be made to the Governor and Coun cil, are clear and well written documents. The Hoard of Trustees making the present annual report, consists of I)r. Win. li. J,ap liaiu of Bryant’s l’ond, Hon. Geo. A. Frost of Springvalc, l)r. John T. Gilman of Portland, lion. A. G. Wakefield of Bangor, Ezra I,. Pattangall, Esq., of Pembroke, and Dr. N. P. Monroe of Belfast. As most of the report of the Trustees covers the ground embraced in the report of the Superintendent, an abstract of their report is unnecessary. They have the utmost confidence in the management of the institution; ha/e inspected every department thoroughly; examined the quantity and qual ity of the food furnished to patients; and are gratified that everything is in a most satisfac tory condition. They recommend the erec tion of a chapel in the rear of the main hos pital building, and connected with it by a cov ered way, and think that $23,000 would be sufficient for carrying the proposition into ef fect. They also suggest the propriety of changing the law so as to authorize the Su perintendent to make his annual report to the Trustee* instead of to the Governor and Coun cil,so as to avoid repetitions,as is now the case. A rigid examination into the management of the institution in all respects, by the legisla ture, is earnestly desired by the Trustee*. lhe superintendent of the hospital. l)r. Henry M. Harlow, makes his twentieth an nual report. The year has been one of gen eral prosperity. No unusual sickness or epi demic disease has fallen upon the inmates, and all have enjoyed a good degree of immu nity from accidents of a serious nature. There were remaining in the hospital Dec. 1, ffiG9, 337 patients—158 males, and 179 females. There have been admitted sinee, 130—GG males, and G4 females, making a total of 4G7 under treatment. There have lieen discharg ed during the year, 122—58 moles, and G4 fe males, leaving in the hospital on the 30th of November, 345 patients—1GG males, and 179 females. The condition of the discharged ap peared to be as follows: recovered, 48—19 males, and 29 females; improved, 19—10 males, and 9 females; unimproved, 18—11 males, and 7 females; and 18 males and 19 females have died. The average time those were under treatment who recovered was 33 weeks. The number of those who have died is one-sixth less than that of last year. The causes of deaths were as follows : epilepsy G, tubercular phthisis 5, chronic diarrhoea 4, general paralysis 4, paralysis 3, chronic in sanity 3, apoplexy 2, marasmus 2, pneumonia 2, congestion of the brain 2, dropsy 1, con gestion of the lungs 1, maniacal exhaustion 1, suicide 1. The civil condition of those ad mitted during the year is as follows : 27 males nnd 2G females are married; 32 males and 28 females are single; G are widowers, and 11 are widows. The assigued causes of insanity in those admitted during the year arc: ill health 44," intemperance 11, domestic afflietian 9, masturbation 7, disappointed affection 8, over-exertion 4, loss of property 4, paralysis 3, epilepsy 3, critical period of life 3, puer peral 3, injury of head 2, religious excitement 2, decay of old age 2, suppressed eruption 1, disappointment in business 1, spiritualism 1, unknown 21. r orty-two of the patients are supported en tirely by the State; 2r>2 being in indigent cir cumstances, receive State aid of $1-80 per week towards their support, and 50 either pay their own bills or are supported by their friends. Since the opening of the hospital in October, 1840, 8,089 patients have enjoyed its benefits; 8,294 have been discharged, of whom 1,489 recovered, 030 improved, 554 were unimproved, and 015 have died. For want of room many deserving eases have been turned away, but the new wing has been com pleted and the institution is in a condition to receive more patients. The new wing is con venient for the accommodation of fifty pa tients. The hospital as now constructed is capable of accommodating 350 patients, with out crowding, and as the present number is 345, it is evident that the demand for more room will soon be as pressing as ever. The Superintendent urges the importance of im mediate action for the care and comfort of the fifteen hundred insane persons in the State. In the treatment of the disease of insanity, all the new remedial agencies calculated to im prove the moral or physical conditions of the patients have been employed. One half to two thirds of the patients have a morbid con dition of brain of an ana?mic character, in' duced by dyspepsia long continued. Health ful occupation is found to be beneficial. While the male patients go upon the farm and rec reate in the open air, the females are employ ed usefully within doors. Religious services are hoiden every Sabbath evening in the chapel, and a good degree of interest is man ifested. The well selected library, procured with the accumulated funds donated by the late Col. Black and the late Brice McLellan, affords abundant reading matter. Nearly all the State newspapers and the leading maga zines of the country are to be found in the li brary. It has been increased during the year by the purchase of nearly one hundred vol umes. The permanent library fund of $3000 is invested in State securities, the interest on which is paid semi-annually in gold. The improvements on the farm and outbuildings, began last year, have been successfully car ried forward. The need of airing courts for a clast of patients who are disinclined to work upon the farm is called for; new furniture is necessary, and other repairs are demanded. The Superintendent closes his report with a brief review of what the institution has done for the insane of the State. The incep tion of the hospital commenced about the year 1885, when the first appropriation was made, which with the private munificence of the late Hon. Reuel Williams and the late Benj. Brown, Esq., laid the foundations of the noble structure. The first patient was admitted Oct. 14th, 1840. The government of the hospital was vested in three Directors, chosen by the Legislature. Dr. Cyrus Knapp was the first Superintendent and Physician. He remained in office onlv until March, 1841, when he resigned; his place was filled by the appointment of Dr. Isaac Ray. In 1843 the control of the hospital was vested in a board of six Trustees. Dr. James Bates was ap pointed to the office of Superintendent in 1845, and held it until 1850, when Dr. II. M. Harlow, the present able and faithful incum bent was appointed. There has been ap propriated from the State Treasury for the insane, directly and indirectly since the in ception of the hospital, 35 years ago, the sum of §702 92G.C9. Since 1840, the hospital has nearly quadrupled in size. Four large wings, three stories high, have been erected. The farm 1ms been increased from GO acres to 300. The receipts and disbursments have increased from seven or eight thousand to nearly one hundred thousand dollars per annum. The Superintendent speaks in high terms of the courtesy and kindness of his associates. Jefferson Parsons, Esq., for many years Steward and Treasurer of the institution, re signed in August last, and William E. Leigh ton, Esq., was appointed to that place. From Mr.'Leighton’s report, we learn that the finances are in a most satisfactory condition. Expenditures, (91,149.28 ltecelpts, 88,272 92 Balance due the Treasurer, (2 876.36 Rrgourccg— Debts due the hospital, (20.393 (18 LuU/ilitigg—1 »cbls against the hospital, 5,871.55 Balance in favor of hospital, (14 521.13 Products of the farm. (8,143.02 Schedule of Stock, (5,074,37 Farming tools, sleighs and carriages. 2,719.( 0 Hay, straw and grain, 2,226.00 Provisions aud groceries, 5,091.43 l>ry goods and clothing. 1,431.64 Crockery, glass and tin ware, 703 22 Furniture in use, 8.242.50 Bedding in use, 6,018.40 Engravings and paintings, 491.75 Stoves, cooking uleusiis and boilers, 967.50 Medicines, 521.50 Sewing Machine, 60.00 Fuel, 5.631.00 Fixtures, 6,860 00 Total, (46,038.31 During the year, the faithful chaplain, Rev. C. F. Penny, resigned, and Rev. Joseph Ricker, 1). 1)., of Augusta, was appointed in his place. Dr. Ricker reports that the re ligious services have been characterized by decorum and the good attention of the patients. Many go away from the chapel service greatly improved and strengthened in various ways by the services. The chaplain calls attention to the imperative need of chapel accommoda tions, and testifies to the rare ability and wisdom with which the affairs of the institu tion are administered. The report of the Building Committee on new wing and special improvements simply refers to the report of the sub-committee, Wm. B. Lnpbam, which gives a summary of the expenditures in this department. In mak ing the estimates for the appropriations the Trustees did not take into account the necessi ty of purchasing a new steam boiler, which, with its fixtures, cost $1,000. The new steam piping cost $1,000 more. The entire expenditures amount to $35,000. The work of moving the barns and outbuildings lias been carried on the past season. Cellars have been made under the barns and the old sheds have been made comfortable. From the State appropriation of $10,000, the committee has drawn on bills tliat have fieen audited by the council the sum ol $7,735.05, and as the the work is still going oa there are bills of considerable amount which have not been audited. By the close of the year the ap propriation will have been nearly or quite expended. The appropriation of four thou sand dollars has been applied to meeting the deficiencies of last year. The next tiling in order to carry into effect the improvements are the grounds for which a survey has been made, is the grading of roads and planting of trees. It is confidently hoped that the next season this work will be vigorously carried forward. Our correspondent at West Warterville writes that the Methodists had a Christmas festival at their church on Saturday evening. The exercises by the children consisted of singing and declamations. The Christmas tree was well laden with presents. The ser vices in the churches on Sunday were ap propriate to Christmas. The festival at the Free Baptist church came off on Monday evening, the church and vestry being crowded to overflowing. There was appropriate singing ar.d speaking. The part of “Santa Claus” was well played by Frankie Hubbard, causing much merriment in the audience. The tree was heavily loaded with useful as well as ornamental gifts, many of which were quite valuable. An aged member of the church, who lias uot yet forgotten that lie was once a boy, obeyed the injunction to “feed j the lambs," and accordingly brought a large basket of delicious apples, which were dis tributed among the children. At the close of tlic exercises all went to their homes with happy liearls having enjoyed indeed a “Mer ry Christmas." The largest advertising contract given out during the year 1S70, was last week awarded to Geo. P. Howell & Co., of New York, by Mr. E. C. Allen of this city. The contract includes nearly every paper published in the United States, and the cost of the job will exceed $30,000. On the Christmas tree at the Congregation alist vestry the other evening, there were i about two hundred presents for teachers and scholars. The little ones who have but few friends to provide for them presents, were very kindly remembered. There was a good attendance, and everything passed otr hand somely. John II. Hussey living a couple of miles out of the city, drove in a large and fat pair of oxen yesterday, weighing 4000 pounds and girthing 7 feet 10 inches; also a well fatted cow. These animals are to be cut up by Flagg & Miller, for the benefit of tbeir numer ous customers. Look out for juicy steaks. Mrs. l’olly Newell of Winslow, aged about 80 years, was found dead in her bed yester day morning, terribly burned. She probably suffered death from burning and suffocation. Mr. Asher II. Barton of Benton, the Sheriff elect of this county, will be qualified to-day and enter upon the duties of Sheriff on Mon day. For the next teu days I shall sell some beautiful Vases, l’arians, Statuettes, Busts, Bronzes, Jewel Cases, Perfume Caskets, &e., left from Christmas supply, at less than the actual cost, for the purpose of reducing my stock. ClIABLES K. FAKTRIDtlE, under Granite Hall. Some Ladies suffer dreadfully with the headache aud this causes tbeir hair to fade. Nature’s IIaib Restorative is a sure remedy for the ache and will restore the color of blanched, gray or faded hair, sec advertisement. decStS-tiwlw Extract.—“After a fair and protracted trial of Fellows' Compound Strut op IIyto TiiosFHiTKs, we consider it a very valuable nervous tonic, far surpassing many others of considerable repute, and well worthy the con fidence of the profession generally. A. II. CHANDLER, M. I). H. A. JACOBS, M. D. Moncton, N. B., November ft, 1867. doc2G-t&weod 1 w. fflattirfr. In Norridgewock, 7th lust., Henry C. Powers to Miss Anna E. Walker. In Guilford, 21st inst., Mr. C. M. Stevens to Miss Emma F. Gordon, both of G. Freemans National Bank. rpiIK ANNUAL MEETING OF THE STOCK I. holders of the Freemans National Bank of Au gusta will he held at their banking room in Augusta on TUESDAY, tbe loth day of .January, 1871, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, for the purpose of choosing a Board of Directors and of transacting any other legitimate business which may come before them. •J. L. ADAMS, Cashier. Augusta, Dec.-20, is',0. ;jt Special Notice ! To the Policf Mots of the Insurance Corap y -OF NEW YORK. Assets, $4,57G,235.71 Owing to the death of our former esteemed Agent. THOMAS WADSWORTH, ESQ , the Augusta’! Agency of this Company has been transferred to MOSES W. FARR, to w hom the numerous patrons of the Company in i this vicinity arc respectfully recommended; and in whose hands we tru.st they will be honorablv dealt with, as iu the past. Office, Xo. 1 Darby Block, AUGUSTA. A. A. CLARkE, Special Ag't for New England. Dec. 29th, 1870. t>w Why not close your doors and gates by usingl Stimpsons Improved Patent Door ami Gate Spring. It i* warranted to bo the best spring ever used. Among the many advantages of this spring over oth ers. are the following: lr-t. This spring requires but very little more ! power in opening than if no spring were on the door, and closes effectually and surely without slamming. 2d. When the door is within a short distance of being closed it lias one third more power than when half open and when wide open, holding itself r-o. 3d. It is very compact and nearly hid from ob servation, thus making it superior to all others for inside doors. 4th. lam willing to test this spring with anv other in use. 3th. It is simply constructed and not liable to get out of order. 6th. It can be very easily detached without re moving the spring or defacing the door. 7th. Any part getting out of order can be imme diately duplicated, thereby saving the expense of buying a new spring. For pale and put on by A. M. Parsons, sole agent for Kennebec County, also city and town rights for sale. Orders left at .Samuel S. brook’s, hardware store, No. 1 Darby Blbck, promptly attended to. __dec29t3t* 1870. HAPPY NEW YEAB. 1871. GRANITE HALL, Netv Year’s Eve, Saturday Even's, Dee. 31st. Miss Ada Tesman’s Female Minstrels and Olio Troupe. Cndcr the management of the World Renonned Billy Pastor. Visited by the Elite and Fashion of all the prin ripid cities during their late successful Western Tour. Miss Ada Tesmnn, tho Star-Serio Comic Vocalist. Miss Alice Somers, the Champion Gold Medal Clog, Song and Pance Artiste of the World. MISS ADDIE BOSHNELL. in her wonderful Slack Wire performance. And the Entire Company in an entirely original Minstrel and Olio Entertainment, forming the Strongest Combination ever organized as a Travel ling Company. See Programmes. Admission 35 cts. • • Reserved Seats 50 cts. Card to tlie I»ul>lle. The programme presented by this—the First and Only Female Minstrel and Olio Troupe ever organ izea—Will be found Novel, Chaste and Pleasing, and unlike some would-be imitators, we depend upon our own merits tor success, and do not rely upon the name of any similar troupe or dog it** footsteps. S. C. KKELElt, Agent. dec28-29-30-3l Holders of l. S. Bonds are respectfully invited to call at our office and learn the Very Favorable Terms upon which they can SAFELY exchange their bonds for the Most Undoubted Securities, paying 9 and 11 per. cent, interest annually. No more favorable time than the present offers for effecting this exchange of bonds, as the premi um on the V. S. Bonds is sure to Decline from the Present Rales, and only a limited amount of the Valuable Bonds we offer in exchange remain unsold. The HIGHEST PRICES ! paid for January coupons. II. E. POTTER A IIKOS.. Freemans Bank Building. dec28-f3w FOR SALE ! My Stock of BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, 4c., to get her with the Store is offered for sale. Any one wishing to engage in the business can seldom find a better portion. F. LYFOBD. Align-da, Dec. 27, IsTO. ftf MOSES W; FARR, General Insurance A’gt. LIFE AND FIHE. Capital Eepresenteft over 50 Millions. OFFICE, NO. 1 DARBY BLOCK, docwiw 4iu(mr.< .1r.11.vK. BY TELEGRAPH TO THE — Daily Kennebec Journal. EUROPEAN NEWS, &c. The I’rtiNsiiin Cioveruisienl Apologizes Tor ihe I>e Niruetion of English Shipping, The Severity of the Weather Suspend Operations before Paris. A Fronch Vessel Seized in the Thames. \ Attempt to Assassinato General Prim. The Bombardment of Avron Inef tive. Von Buest’s reply to Bismarck. London. London, l)p<\ 29. Earl Grnn\ille is in re ceipt of official despatches from the ministry at Jierlin, saying that the Prussian govern ment earnestly urges that the recent destruc tion of English shipping in the Seine was en tirely unauthorized and apologies were made. The general officer who ordered the attack has been court mnrtialed and dismissed from the service. Advices from Paris by a balloon have been received down to four o’clock A. M., Tues day the 27th. The citizens and soldiers are in excellent spirits, and were still determined on a vigor ous defense. The intensely cold weather had suspended military operations in good part. Prepara tions were however making on a large scale, and important results are looked for. These preparations had imbued the inhabitants with increased confidence. The British government has seized a French vessel lying in the Thames. This action was done at the request of Count BershistatF, the Prussian Embassador at London, who de manded it was being due to bis government and also being necessary to preserve the neu trality of Great Britain. Madrid. Madrid. Dee. 29. Last night as General Prim was leaving the Cortes eight shots were fired at his carriage by a band of persons in the street, l’rim was wounded in throe places, in the left arm and the right hand. Berlin. Berlin, Dec. 29. A provisional corres pondence says the bombardment of Mont Auron may be considered us an introuction to the general shelling of Paris, as its cap ture will greatly facilitate operations against the French capital. The French government lias sent a formal complaint to the Cabinet tit Vienna, concern ing the employment of the rolling stock of the Austrian railway for South German mili tary purposes. The result is the appoint ment of commissioners to inquire into the truth ot changes preferred by France. Communication between Cherbourg and Calais is now carried on by water, the land route s having been interrupted by the Ger mans. Von Burst's reply to Bismarck's circular declining the neutrality of Luxembourg, abrogated, is couched in terms similar to that of Granville. Tee prosecution of jtoel, accused of com plicity in the Marothan massacre is discon tinued. Hong lying advices to the 17th, say that quiet prevailed in Northern China and the river Perehe would soon he frozen up and water communication with Tientsin nus penped. Special to N. Y. World. The English government upon application of Count BernstafT, stopped a ship chartered by tlie French government to lay a sub-mar ine cable to connect Dudkirk, Cherburg, Brest and Bordeaux. The ship was in charge of Custom House officers on the river Themes. Bordeaux. Bordeaux, Dec. 29. Garibaldis advance guard entered Dijon this morning. The entire population of the eastern de partments are lullv roused by the urgency of the situation, and assist the troops to their ut most in all battles and skirmishes. The gov ernment is taking measures for distribution of arms among the people everywhere. Gambetta arrived to-day from Lyons. The Prussian authorities are incensed at the reports by correspondents of Knglish jour nals with the German armies, and after treat ing them very harshly sent many of them out side of the lines. The Prussians have lost heavily in battles and from sickness, in the north and northeast of France. Villages are encumbered with the German wounded. A great number of German soldiers are suffering from opthalmia. There are 18,000 sick and wounded Ger mans at Chalons, Sin Marne. Versailles. Special to N. V. World. Versailles, Dec. 28. Thus far the bom bardment of Fort Avron has been ineffective; the French fire occasioned considerable loss to the Germans. The Germans in the eastern department are retreating. They have already evacuated Gray, in the valley ot Suone. A proclamation has been issued by the Prussian government, placing under blockade all ports of France now occupied or hereafter captured by the German forces. , ■ - Constantinople. C'onstanstinople, Dec. 29. The declaration of independence of the Danubian principali ties has been announced here, and caused pro found sensation. FORT SCOTT. Fort Scott, Has., Dec. 20. Col. Morrill received orders from the War Department yesterday, instructing him to remove all set tlers from the Maimie reservations in this State at once. There are from three to four thousand settlers upon these l^mls. Saey Gena, a thriving town of 12,000 inhabitntuuts also on the same land, must share the same fate. Shooting Atlrit). Kopoleod Brown, 19 years old, a son of Judge Thomas Brown of Buchanan county, Mo., was stubbed Monday 21 times, and mor tally wounded, by Frank Dean. "FROM HAVANA. Havana, Dec. 29. Advices from San Do mingo to the 20th contain the following: Gen. Cabral is in the neighborhood of San Juan with 800 half starved men. The government of St. Domingo accepts its notes at the Custom House at 70 per cent, discount, hut a law has been promulgated that duties shall in the future be paid in gold. The l . S. steamer Yantic returning from her trip to assist in laying the Appinwall ca ble ran ashore at the entrance of the harbor of St. Domingo with foil head of steam on.— It will be necessary to discharge her arma ment and coal to get her afloat. Gen. O'Sullivan had arrived from France, accompanied by an Englishman, for the pur pose ot making an examination of the copper bed in St. Domingo. FROM INDIANAPOLIS. Kail road Matters. Indianapolis, Dec. 23. Gen. Morris anil W. F\ Boar, Receivers of the Indianapolis, Cincinnati &. Lafayette Railroad, ask authori 'v to borrow 5200,000 on their notes and bonds, as Receivers, for the liquidation of the matured debt of the roads now secured by the stock and other securities, which the creditors are to sell, unless the payment is promptly made. The Receivers say that such a sale would involve a partial sacrifice of the securities, as well as a: venous loss to the road, and the proposed new loan is to be charged on the net earnings as preferred. They claim the receipts of the main line of the road for the last 30 days were 5174,0(11, and the expenditures $78,00G, a net gain of #30,055. The Receivers also state that none of the branches of the road can be operated under the existing laws without serious loss. FROM SAN FRANCISCO. Murder. Patrick Dougherity shot a widow named Dennis through the heart, at Wheatland, yesterday, because she refused to marry him. The murderer was arrested. The Apaches are again active in Arizona, committing many murders and running off large hands of cattle in the neighborhood. Pile Tucson freight train en route to Camp Goodwin, was attacked on the 18th inst. 30 miles east of Tuesons, and one of its drivers killed and all its oxen captured. FROM HARTFORD. Hartford, Conn., Dec. 29. James Alden of N'. V., a creditor of the Boston. Hartford & Erie Railroad, petitioned the P. S. District Court of Connecticut, for an order to show the cause why the company should not he adjudged by bankrupt. Judge Shipman has granted an order ami set down a bearing for Jan. 1st, in this city. SUMMIT MT. WASHINGTON. Mt. Washington, Dec. 29. Observations were taken at 7 P. M. Barometer 23,027; change of 307. Thermometer 1 dog., a change of 10. Relative humidity, 41 ; wind north.— Velocity of wind 54 miles per hour. It lias been clear all day. Wind has increased since this forenoon from 30 to 54 miles per hour, accompanied by a rapid fall of the barome ter. FROM BOSTON. Fire. Boston. Dec. 29. Fire was discovered.this morning in the residence of Col. Thomas K. Chickering, Beacon St., tiie firm of Chieker ing &Co., piano manufacturers, doing damage to the house ami furniture nearly $10,000. Caused hy overheating the furnace. FROM CHICAGO. Destructive Fires. Chicago, Dec. 29. The Hour mill of Geo. Smith at Watertown, 111., and several thou sand bushels of wheat which it contained, was burned last night. Doss $10,000; insured for $21,500. The number of deaths in this city the past year were 2,751, a decrease of 179 from 1 *09. FROM CINCINNATI. Cincinnati, Dec. 29. Benj. Goff, engaged in the dry goods business ns a retail dealer, made an assignment to-day. The assetts do not exceed $15,000. FROM NEW YORK. New York, Dec. 29. Michael Digeran, a laborer in Elizahethport, N. J., shot Ids aged mother dead during a quarrel last night, and escaped. THE WEATHER. Fortress Monroe. Dec. 29. A severe north west snow storm set in last night, and contin ued till noon to-day. About ti inches of snow fell. FROM PORTLAND. Robbery. Portland. Dec. 29. About 10 o’clock to night a man named Patrick McGlinchy was knocked down and robbed of $500 in money and a valuable-gold watch and chain; the blow rendered him senseless. FINANCIAL & COMMERCIAL. New York Mousy Market. New Yoke, Dec. 2. Gold closed 110*,. United States Sixes (coupons), ISM 1 l.'t1, all:;', “ “ 5-20’» ISt'.J, 107', ap>7‘, V‘ “ lst«, 107',3107V “ • •< isms, 107 V a 107', ‘ *• “ lsas, Jan. A July, too?,alto “ •* lt«7, llo*, -i iio'i “ " “ lMCS, 1113111$ “ “ 10-40’s,(coupon*), lotiVslOti**' Pacific sixes, 11'1 ai 10V Central Purifies, lr2$g!Z2*, Union '* 70’, New York Stock Market. New York, Dec. 2. Mariposa.t'a, do. pf't.,9*,'; Canton Co. 12,, Cum-: Pel-land Co., 25; Western Cnion Tel. t o.,45 ; Quicksilver Mining Co., I ; Pacific Mail, 40 Boston Water Power 111 ; Adams Kx. Co..ii;i', ; Wells, Fargo A Co., 02'., ; American Merchants I n. t;t ; U. s. Ex. Co., 33 ; S. Y. Central and Hudson li ver, 01 *,, do. scrip. S7V ; Erie. 22),, do. phi. Pi Harlem, EM do. put, 133; Heading, 03*,; Mich. Central. 115 ; Eahc spore and Michigan .soother!., 01*2; Illinois Central 131 : Cleveland A Pittsburg, lilt ; Chicago A North Western.71 , do preferred SI V ; Chicago & Hock Island, lid *,; Mil. AM.Paul •V, q, do. preferre*l, S0*4 ; Toledo Wabash A West ecu 43; Toledo, W abash A Western prefened, MS ; Pittsburg A Eori Wayne. !r2.$ ; Terre Ifaufe, 25 , do. old. 55 ; Alton, 114 . do. prefd. lit1, ; Ohio aud Miss. 2s; Boston, Hartford A Erte, 2 ’, New York Produce Market. New York, Dec. 29. COTTON—sale* 4104 bales: mid. uplands l.V, FLOUR—1.1,000; state 535round hoop Ohio 6I5£«70; western 535£7U0; southern K*254j835. WHEAT—32.000 bu; No. 1 spring las a 142: new No. *2 do. 141314*2; winter red and amber western, US £14'.*. COHN—SO,000; new mixed western, 77«jSO ; old. OATS—state 2975 ; western G0£02 PORK—mess.29.853; old. 10.50. RUTTER—West’n, 1*2 £25: state, 20 3 42. WHISKEY—Western tree, AV, «!**>. KICK- Carolina, 0 SUGAR—Porto Rico, lO^ftll; Muscovado, 10 . 11. • MOLASSES—N. O. 70§74. SI'Tn TURPENTINE PJ'i. ROSIN—220 for etruined. PETROLEUM—crude, 13, refined, *22\823. TALLOW—8>» 3#.7«. LARD—t*team, 11?4£I3:‘4 kettle,-. FREIGHTS TO LIVERPOOL - Cotton, 5 d«$ *^d, flour —, wheat h—. , Chicago Produce Market. Chicago, Dec. 29. FLOUR—spring extras 525 WHEAT—No. 2. l(d\£U>7 CORN— —for old, 39 K for new. ■ ; ..■ . .. OATS—39 for No. 2. RVE—No. 2 , 70 3 72. BAULKY—73 lor No. 2. MESS PORK—18 23. LAUD—1H,'. RECEIPTS—MOO flour, 28,000 wheat, 33 000 coru, 10.000 oats, 2.000 barley, 10,000 hogs. SHIPMENTS—3000 flour, 19.000 corn, 2000 oats, 30.000 barley, ,3000 hogs. Cincinnati Produce Market. Cincinnati, Dec. 2!). MESS POUK— 310.30 LAUD—ll1., Ijllv BI LK MEATS—Hides ICVsTo. BACON—shoulder ami dear rib sides, 11*, . WHISKEY—iu good demand. MEWS R r MAIL. The new Swedish minister to Washington presented bis credentials Monday. The republicans carry the fourtli Georgia congressional district and probably the sec ond and third." Might persons were killed by a railroad ac cident near liartfield, England, on Tuesday morning. The expedition sent to Oran to observe the eclipse was a failure. The Bavarian chamber of deputies has re jected the federal treaties with a view to ob taining an improvement in ttieir terms. The Cuban rebels are presenting them selves for surrender everywhere in large num bers. Their condition is lamentable in the extreme. More Ilian 85000 have already been col lected tiy the Farragut Monumental Associa tion, of which General Dix is president. The passengers who left Denver by the Kansas and Pacific Railroad on the 13th in stant arrived in St. I.ouis on Tuesday night, having been snow hound on the plains ten days. General Schneck will resign his seat in Congress about the 10th ot January, and has taken passage for England on the 18th. No election to fill the short vacancy is likely to be ordered. The Navy department lias received only routine returns from the various fleet com manders for the last three months, tiieir re lations with all other powers being entirely satisfactory. At a meeting of the men employed by the lloneybrook Coal Company, at Mauch Chunk, l’enn., it was resolved to resume work on the 27th instant. The strike was a long one, ex tending from September, and arising from local causes. Mr. Henry Atkins, one of the oldest of the active merchants of Boston, died at his resi dence in Arlington street Tuesday morning, of congestion of the lungs. It is understood that active step*are being taken by wealthy and influential parties in Boston to form a company and obtain a fa vorable charter for supplying the city with cheap and pure illuminating gas. At a fire in Logan township, Illinois, a few nights since, several children were rescued from being burned to death by a young girl named Clara Montgomery, who subsequently bad to walk half a mile to the nearest neigh bor in the snow, barefoot. Both of her leet were so badly frozen that they will have to be amputated. MASONIC. Officers of Mount Ivineo Lodge, Abbot.— James Foss, W. M.; Jesse Barber, 8. W.; James A. Monroe, J. W.; C. X. Hand, Sec retary. Somerset Chapter, Skowhcgan.—William Jucker, II. P.; Charles W. Snow, K.; W. !!. G. Estes, S.; Geo. W. Xash, C. II.; Win. T. Symons, 1’. S.; Chas. II. Cushman, I!. A. C.; L. C. Emery, M. dd v.; lv. W. Homsted, M. id v. ; Benj. M. Foss, Jos. K. l'itman, 'Ires.; M. M. E. Brown, Sec.: J. II. Frost, Leut. Harmony Lodge, Gorham.—Geo. W. But ler, W. M.; Eli Moreton, S. W.; Henry H. Hunt, J. W.; Charles E. Jordan, Tres.: Richmond Edward, Sec.; Theodore Shack ford, S. I).; E. F. Nason, J. I). Fraternal Lodge, Alfred.—John S. Derby, W. M.; Alonzo Leavitt, S. W.; John 11. Sayward, J. W.; Warren C. Downes, Treas.; Luke II. Huberts, Sc* Mystic Tie Lodge, Weld.—Frank J. Aus tin, W. M.; Abel D. Iiussell, S. W.; Majur A. Phillips, J. W.: Dearborn 0. Sanborn, Treas.; George. X. Coburn, Sec.; James A. Iiussell, S. I).; Chas. W. Gordon, J. 1). Gelicity Lodge, Bueksport.—A. F. Page, W. M.; A. II. Whitmore, S. W.; O. S. Chaffee, J. W.; G. L. Bradley, Treas.: W. A. Pilsbury, Sec. Hancock Lodge, Castine.—Geo. A. Wheel er, W. M.; Charles II. Hooper, S, W.; Stephen W. Webster, J. W.; J. I,. Shep herc, Ccc. Officers of Katahdin Lodge, Patten.—David Scribner, W. M.; John C. Falkins, S. W.; I.onson M. Grant, J. W.; Ira B. Gardner, Treas.; A. T. Coburn. Sec.; Horace, Miles, Tj ler. Union Lodge, Union.—Joseph (». Cobb, W. M.; Joseph il. Shepard, S. W.; Isaac H. Cunningham, J. W.; Herbert A. Hawes, Treas.; Joel A. Walker, Sec.; Warren Hills, S. I). ; Oscar A. Bartlett, J. 1).; Chas. Glea son. S. S.; Henry Bowes, J. S.; George E. Cummings, Marshal; A. J. Lermond, Chap lain ; A. M. Thompson, Tyler. Atlantic Lodge, Portland.—Nathan Cleaves, M. ; Francis E. Chase, S. W.; Frank II. Scott, J. W.; D. W. True, Treas. ; A. G. lingers, Sec.; liufus Stanley, Trustee. The following officers were installed over Benevolent Lodge, F. i A. Masons, at Car mel, on Tuesday afternoon,by Geo. W. Whit ney, D. D. G. M.—L. F. Partridge, W. M.; Hiram D. Blake, S. W.; C. K. Johnson, J. W.; Noah D. Dawes, Treas.; Israel W. Johnson, See.; E. E. Johnson. S. D. ; Steph en S. Hewes, J. I). The following were elected officers of Me chanic's Lodge No. fid, !■'. & A. M., of Orono, at a regular meeting Tuesday night:—E. 11. Mayo, W. M.; Albert White, S. W.; W. H. Colburn, ,1. W.; E. 1’. Butler, Treas.; A. J. Durgin, See.; Charles M. Vinal. S. 1).; .1. B. Webster, ,L 1 >.; H. C. Powers, K. M. Given, and O. B. Bing. Committee of Fi nance. Officers of Masonic Lodge at Foxcroft:— S. It. Jackson, W M.; W. McComb, S. W.; Win. F. Sampson, J. W.; C. B. Kittredgc, Treas.; E. B. Averill, See.; F. O. Dearborn, S. D.; W. C. Brown. J. D. STATE NEWS. Mr. William Mossman and two other gen tlemen have hired the paper mill at Yar mouth, and will soou take possession. lion. John Lynch, member of Congress from the first district, returned home on Sat urday. Rev. E. IV. Jackson of Gorham, is in South Carolina. He preached in Charleston last Sabbath, and is a delegate to several con ferences of the M. E. Church in that State. We learn from the Anson’ Advocate, that Lemuel R. Welch, of that village, committed suicide by shooting himself through the heart on Monday last. No cause is assigned. Hon. Daniel T. Sewett who has just been appointed U. S. Senator of Missouri, viee Drake, resigned, was at one tiuie a practicing lawyer of Bangor. The Whig learns that Col. F. S. Hesseltine, formerly of this State, has resigned the office of Register in Bankruptcy at Savannah, Ga., | and established himself in the practice of law ! in Boston. -.-^ Geo. William* of Lisbon, a young man about 27 years old, was thrown from a car riage Tuesday forenoon and received injuries from, the effect* of which he died about three o'clock. The accident was caused by the horse taking fright. The Lewiston Journal understands that Rev. I)r. Balkam, whose resignation of the pastorate was to take effect Jan. 1st, will preach his farewell sermon at Pine St. Con gregational Church next Sabbath forenoon, and administer the communion in the after noon. Mr. Frederick P. Spofford, a wealthy and respected merchant ot Deer Isle, committed suicide on the 22d, by jumping off the wharf with a weight nttachi d to his neck. lie had met with losses, and was low spirited. The Belfast Journal says Mr. Putnam of Bangor, Col. Wildes, Capt. £. H. Herriman and others, have bought a large portion of the shore of Unity Pond, bordering on the rail road track, with a view to cutting and ship ping ice. Hon. Samuel Darling of Patten was at work at a planing machine, one day last wekk,when his right hand was caught in the cutter and mangled so badly that he may loose two fin gers and a thumb. The following Maine Post Office changes have been ordered: Mrs. L. E. Marson to be Postmistress at South Windsor, in place ot Joseph Marson, deceased; Augustus W. Ingersoll at Monticello, in place of H. O. Iluzzey, resigned. The Aroostook Pioneer says a house in Richmond Station (just above the line) has the reputation of being haunted, but surmises that some entcrpr.sing smuggler has selected the spot as a basis for his operations, and has adopted the role of ghost to keep away per- • sons who might otherwise be tempted to pry into his secret. The Ellsworth American says Miss Fanny Osgood—an aged woman of Bluehill, has in her possession a peculiar piece of furniture formerly owned by her great grandmother, and presented to her by her own mother, Mrs. Daniel Smith Osgood. It is about Cft. long, 5 l-2ft. high, and 2tt. wide. It has two large drawers, and an apartment aliove them with a door. This piece of furniture was evidently made when there was much spare room in the houses. Now its room would bo better than its use—It was used for the pul pit when the Rev. Jonathan Fisher was or dained. Formerly it was called a bureau, now a “relic.” A correspondent at Waiervillo writes tha t there has been a constant increase ef travel to that place ftom the towns east of the Ken nebec ever since the opening of the free bridge to the public. The long lines of teams that may be seen at all hours of the day, wending their wny across the river, demon strate that those who fought so strenuously for a free way across the Kennebec, were wise beyond their expectations. Traders are refitting their shops, replenishing and enlarg ing their stock of goods, now that they have some assurance of increased patronage, and all classes seem to be more hopeful for the future prosperity of the place. The Whig is informed that on last Monday while a number of lads were skating on the river at Orono, one of them broke through the ice some distance from the shore. The ice was so thin that his companions dared not approach the spot where the boy was strug gling for life in the chilly water; no boards were near, by means of which they could reach him, and it seemed that he must perish, when a young man named Hogan, bravely leaped, seized the exhausted and nearly frozen boy, and supported him until assistance ar rived— some thirty minutes from the time of the accident. Hoards were at length procured ami laid down, and the insensible lad and his heroic preserver were drawn out. AVnnted. ! ACiOOD girl to do hall work at CU8HNOC IIOISK. <icei>8tl\v _T. B. BALLARD. Sewing Machine Oil ! Put up expressly for .Sewing Machine use. Wholesale and Retail, by 1. H. T1T10MB. Druggist, WEST END KENNEBEC BRIDGE. decl7-flw Fruit Knives, a line assortment at E. ROWSE'S, 124 Water St. wtf Kennebec Trunk Factory. Messrs. Hamilton & Turner, 135 Water Street, Augusta, Having enlarged their TRUNK FACTORY, are now fully prepared to furnish Trunks, Valises, etc. to the public And travelling community generally at Prices which Defy Competition. They alno make to ORDER different styles, consist* ii.g of SARATOGA, EUGENIE, &o., ami in fact anything which the public may want in the Trunk line. They also keep constantly on hand a Full Link of Ladies' aud Gents.' Travelling and Shopping Bags, * to which the public are invited to call and examine before purchasing elsewhere. Headquarters for Blankets & Robes. At Wholesale and Retail, at Very Low Prices. HAMILTON & TURNER, n.r» Water Street. Augusta, Me. uovl.Vff STITCHING of all kiuds done on the Davis Sewing Machine, -at the store of B. KIMBALL, - - Water SI. — Or O TO — 3NT. T. FOLSOME’S, one tloor north of Lawrence's Root and Shoe store, to buy your anociamBs. NICE HULLED CORN and NEW MILK kept constantly on hand, and delivered to any part ot the city. deci-flm A. F. EMERY, - OEALKK IX Beef, Pork. Mutton, Veal, « altry, Tripe, Sausages, Fruit, Vegetables, Ar. No. 2 Market Square, AUGUSTA. _ novlO-ftl Canned Fruits, Batatas, Currants, Utron, Ac., for gale at the Market Square Grocery Store. Cliandlor a Boarcim Jtn t at the Market Square Grocery Store, have the F. F. V. Smoking Tobacco, the Indian Weed and the Flounder Tobacco. Rent in the Murket. deelA-ttawlm Rare Inducements ! at K. KOWSKS, 124 Water St. t*wtf