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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

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