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Biddeford, Feb. 30,1SG3. (7*Advertisers are particularly request, •d to hand la their advertisements as early in the week as poeelble. la order to sseare their Inser tion the/ must be reoelved by Wednesday noon. S. M. PETTENGILL k CO.. Xe> 37 Park Row, Xrw Yerk.aad 0 Stair .Hirrel, Bedes. UNION J^TSTTD JOURNAL in those cition, aad are aathorlied to Uke Ad vert dements and Subscription* lor as at our Raft. |y 8. R. MILES, Advertising Aj^nt. No. 1 Soul lay's Bulldlnf, Court Street, Boston, is oar Agent for that elty,end I* authorised to receive advertise ments end subscriptions for as et oar lowest raUs Wood Wanted. At this office, a few loads ot wood, in pay ment for subscription to the Union and Journal; also, all kinds of country produce. Legislative Summary. In the Senate, Feb. 5th, Mr. MiUikcn from Kennebec, from tho Committee on Railroad*, Ways and Bridges, reported bill to extend the timo for the completion of the York and Cumberland Kailroad, and Mr. Cram from the Commit too on Manufactures, reported leavo to withdraw on petition of the York Manufacturing Company for a re duction of capital stock. In tho House, the moat of tho time won occupied in contented election casca, and in considering the affairs of the Land Office. Feb. Gth, in henatc, Mr. Wood* moved to reconsider tho vote accepting the report of tho Committee on Manufactures granting leavo to withdraw on the |x*titiou of York Manufacturing Company, for reduction of capital stock, and eullcd upon Mr. Cram, chairman of the Commitieo, for the reasons which actuated the Committee in the con clusion to which they had uriived. Mr. Craui explained tho reasons. Mr. Woods replied and moved that tho matter bu laid on the table. Tho motion prevailed. In tho House, the time fixed for tho con sideration uf the National Resolves wui* Thursday next. We notice no other busi ness of importance; and the same remark applies to the doings of tho 7th, 9th, lUth and 11th of Feb. In Seuato 12th inst., no business of im portance. In tlio House, a communication was re oeived from Got. Coburn, accompanying u letter from lion. S. llrannan, formerly of Sac<^ transmitting the portrait o( Sir. Win. Peppcrcll, when Mr. lllako presented a re solve accepting tho present, and returning the thanks of the Legislature to the honora ble donor, which was unanimously passed.— The National llcsolvcs were taken up, and pending the remarks of Mr. Lyman ol Ma chias, the llouto adjourned. In the Senato, 13th Inst., an order was passed directing the Judiciary Committee to inquire into tho expediency of further res* truints upon tho Banks ol this State so m to prevent them from selling or disposing of any part ol thoir specie during tho suspen sion of spocio payment. The affairs of tho Land Office were then discussed. On motion of Mr. Merrow, Ordrrtd, That a Committee of threo on the part of tho Senate with such as the Uouso may join, be appointod to consider the pro priety and expediency of tho State Govern ment, on Monday tho 23d day of February, (Sunday being the 22d) join in some exercise appropriate to tho day in honor of tho noble deed* of him who was first in peace, first in war and first in the hearts of his countrymen. Abjouroed. * In the House, the National Resolves were taken up and Mr. Lyman oi Machias resume ed his remarks. Congressional Summary. In tho United State* Senate, on Monday, the report of the Paymaster General, show ing what troops were paid nnd what were not, and tho reasons thervfor, was presented, and ordered to be printed. A resolution calling for a report of the amount of govern ment cotton void in New York sine© the blockadoof southern porta, and all attendant circumstance* of such sales, was adopted.— A resolution was adopted requesting tho President, if not incompatible with the pub lic interests, to communicate the character Of the suggestions made bj Count Mercier as representative of the French government, and what representations he was authorized to make from the government or from the Secretary of State to the rebel authorities at Richmond. Tho special order, being the National Currency bill, was taken up. An amendment was adopted increusing the a mount of circulating currency to three hun dred million dollars. An amendment allow ing existing banks to become association* under the provisfc>ns of the act was adopted. An Executive sceaion was held, and the Sen ate adjourned. In the United State* Senate, on Tuesday, the bill for the reorganisation of tho Post office Department was paired. The National Curreoey bill was taken up; Mr. Sherman spoke at length in favor of it. Several amendments, unimportant in their character, were rejected, and without taking a vote on the bill the Senate adjourned. In the Uouse of Representative* tlw» report of the Election Committee in the case of Mean- Flanders and llahn, representatives' from New Orleans, was taken op, but no action was taken, and the House adjourned. In the United States Senate , on Wednea* day, the bill for the construction of a sub marine cable was reported adversely by the • Military Committee. Tho sane committee asked to be discharged from the considera tion of the Air Line Railroad bill. The Curreoey bill was taken op, and, after some diawaioo, the Senate adjourned, with the! understanding that a vote should be taken to-day (Thursday.) In thellouseof Representatives Mr. Wash burne gate notice of a bill to repeal all laws levying dutie* on railroad iron and coal. In the United Statee Senate on Thursday, a petition wan presented asking for a law to prohibit tho circulation of disloyal new* pM|«* in the army. The bill to increoso the number of major and brigadier generals was diwuMed. The National Currency bill was taken up and jussed—yens 23, nays 21. Tito Missouri* Emancipation bill was taken up and passed—yras 23, nays 18. The bill to punish frauds in tho revenuo was passul. Adjourned. In tho House of Representatives, the bill providing a temporary government for tho territory of Montana was passed Tho Na val appropriation bill was discussed in com mittee of tho wholo. The Fortification bill was nl*o discussed. $200,000 are appropri ated for fortifications at Washington. Ad journcd. In the United atutes acnoie, on rriuny, Mr Sumner's bill for raising Additional sol diers wu regularly reported by the Military Committee, The bill to prevent and punish correspondence with tbo rebels was passed. The bill to provide ways and means for tlie support of the govenmcnt was discussed. The section making coupons on government bonds receivublo for customs was stricken out. An amendment was adopted making the interests on the notes and certificates of indebtedness payablo in lawful money instead of coin, and reducing the amount of notes to $150,000,000. The amendnent reducing tho tux cu bank circulation was adopted. The bill was then passed—yeas 32, nuys4. The Senate suliscqucntly adjourned. Iu the House of Representatives the Naval appropriation bill was passed. An amend* rnent, appropriating nearly half a million dollars to the New York navy-yard, wan stricken out. Tho consideration of privato bills occupied the attention of the House until the adjournment. In the United States Senate on Saturday, the bill for the punishment of fraud on the government was called up, and uftcr some slight discussion and uiuendment was passed. The bill uuthoriiing letters of marque was taken up and considered. No conclusion was arrived at, and ufter nu executive session the Senate adjourned. In the House of Representatives un adverse report was made from the committee on Elec tion* in the ease of Jennings Piggot, claiming u scat in Congress front North Carolina. A bill to establish u navy yard utSt. Louis was referred. Tho report of tho election com mittee adverse to tho claims of J. II. Mc Loud claiming a seat from the Second Con gressional district of Virginia, and against W. W. Winn, his contestant, was adopted. Another report adverse to the claims of J. 11. Rogers, from Tennessee, was also adopted. Tho New York and Washington railroad bill was taken up, elicited some sharp dabato and was postponed. Doath of an Estoomod Citizen. Wo learn, with feelings of tho deepest sor row, the docoase of Sylv&ter W. Chad bourne, K»q.t of South Berwick. IIo died at his hornain South Borwick, tho 10th inst., after a lingering illness, at tho ago of 3G jour*. Mr. Chadbourno enjoyed tho entiro confi dence, respect and esteem of hu follow towns men, and was successively clcctod bv them to tho offices ol Town Agent, Selectman and Supervisor of Schools, tho duties thus im posed u^on him being always discharged with fidelity to tho interests of tho town, and with honor to himself. In his death, the community in wliioh ho resided has lost a good citizen, and a high minded and an honorablo man has departed from among us. lie was a gentleman of culture and refinement, and his life was beautifully adorned with all the christian grace*. He was the only brother of Prof. Chadhourno of Bowdoin College. Tho following action of tho citixons of the town in which ho resided, attests tho high esteem in which he was held by thoso who knew him best: At a mooting of tho citisens of South Berwick, tho following pro-amble and reso lution were passed. H'Arrraj, wo, as citizens and as individuals, have with deep sorrow learned of tho death of Sylvester NY*. Chadbourne, a fellow citi z*n who for years has endeared himself to us by his talents, integrity, nnd faithfulness in tho discharge of all his duties as a friend, a citizen, and an officer of the town : lirsolrrd. That in his death this town lm« lost one of its most valuable and faithful citizens, and we each of us one of our truest and most respected friends: Rrtolvetl, That to the bereaved family wo tender our sympathy in this their time of trouble, and a**ure them that wo deeply feel hi* departure from among us. R'St'lviJ, That a cony of these resolutions l>e transmitted to tho family of the deceased, and that tho same bo published ill tho news papers of this county. Osc.ta K. (Ik wt, Chairman. A. C. Stockin. Serrttaru. South Berwick, Feb. 12, 1SG3. M wj.xic.—1 n formation has lioen received in New York from Richmond that tho lirand I, »dge or Virginia, recently in session there, rescinded the resolution adopted by that fxxly in IfUJO, forbidding InUrcouwe with the Ma ton* under tho jurisdiction* of tho <•'rand 1-1 j»n «»f New York, thus again uniting in the bond* of fraternity tho brethren of the twu jurisdictions. Thin in an important sign of public filing inaeevwia. It may not go \«ry far indeed toward the restoration of amicable relations between North and South, but as fai as it does go, it is significant. Fatal Accident.—The Richmond Exam iner of the 28th ult., says that on the pre. tious morning, while one thousand exchanged I'nion prison -n« wrrti pawing along a foot bridge which spans the basin in Eighth street, the bridgo gttvo way and all upon it were immersed in tb« water. Two of the IVinfed erate guard and twsnty eight of the Union priKMCi are supposed to have been drowned. Mossago from Gov. Coburn. In tlio Scnato of this Stato, tho 3d inst, Hon. Joseph It. Ilall, Secretary of State, cama in and laid on tho table a message from His Excellency tho Oorernor, relating to the non-comtnissioning of the uiilitia officers elect. It reads as follows : To the Senate and House of Representatives : In answer to jour order requesting tue to communicate to the I/egislaturo whatever fact* may l*> within my knowledge, and to lay Injure the Legislature whatever papers imiy ho under my control, relating to the non-commiwiioningof tliu oflioers of the uu uni formed militia. I have tho honor to reply. The militia of Maine wero enrolled under tho orders of tho respective Maj. Generals, during tho months of April and May InBt, in conformity with tho provisions of an act I of the Legislature approved March 19.18G2. Tho*e enrolled men wero, during the months of July and August last, organized into com panies under existing laws, by tho choice of tivo oiCcors to each company. Theso compa nios numbered six hundred and forty-threo (643) and comprised sixty-nine thousand ono hundred and seventy-two (09,172) en rolled men, of whom however, soverul thou sand wero at that time in actual service in tho field. Tho officers elected by theso corn Kniefl at tho dato beforo mentioned, num red three thousand two hundred and fiftoen <3*2I5> - -• , . , 1110 organization 01 uhw nniijmiuco uuu been hastily inado, without uniformity as to strength of numbers, the companies varying from ono hundrwl and sixty (100) to an few as forty (40) enrolled men. About one half of their enrolled numbers may bo assumed to represent the number of cflectivo uien in each company at that timo. Alter tho or ganization had been made, somo twelve thou sand (12,000) of tho Iwst malitia enlisted in the service of the United States, reducing tho effective strength of companies about one-third part upon an average of tho wholo. and taking nway a considerable number of their most active and competent officers. In addition to these facts, which 1 submit, as giving souio information ujsin the subject of your inquiry, I have tho honor to lay be fori' vou a communication from Ex-Gov. Washburn, dated ut Orono, Jan. 31st, 1803: Okono, Jau. 31st, 1803. Ho Exckllincy Gov. Couurn ; My Dear Sir: 1 think you will find the pa|s-rs that Sen. Wiggin asks lor, among the tiles iu your rooiu. The fact that there were such remon strances as have been referred to in debato in tho Senato, hud, I an sure, very little in fluence upon the decision to which tho Gov ernor anu Council of Inst year arrived in reference to commissioning the officers of tho militia. That some disloyal men might liuvo been elected , was not regarded by mo as a suf ficient reason for withholding commissions Irom tho truo as well as the treasonable. Hut the almost certainty that important changes in the militia laws would be made, tho pres ent winter, either by Congress or the State legislature, or by both, rendered it oxpedient, as wo Iwlieved—and in this opinion tho Ad jutant Genernl concurred—to postpone tho issuing of commissions until after the session of 1863. No practical harm could powihly couio from tho post]H>ncment, but great in convenience, embarrassment and oxpenso might bo occasioned if tho commissions should be issued at the time, and so the Gov ernor and Council deemed it wise and prudent to wait tho action of tho legislature on this ouestion. And I cannot help thinking that these considerations will be favorably regar ded by truo and loyal men who havo nothing at heart but the good ol tho State and coun ty Very truly yours, IsKAKL WaSIIUURN, Jr. I find upon tho files of this Dupartmcnt papers alluded to by Ex-Uov. Washburn, which, upon examination, aro found to ro lato to the issue of commissions to certain officers elect, in cach of thirty-six (3G)iuilitia companies. As regards eighteen (18) of theso compan ies, the complaint is tho want of loyalty to tho Government, in ono or moro of tho offi cers elect in cach company. In ten (10) of theso companies, it is charged that tho elect ions were illegal. In tiro ("») companies, tho omplaint is of the unfitness for duty, of ono or moro officers in each, by reason of infirmity bad temper, or defectivo education. In ono (1) company, it is said tliut tho officers nro not citiicni. Another company is simply dissatisfied, without alleging reasons. In tho remaining company, it is objected to ono of tho officers, that ho has becu sentenced to tho State Prison. These papers, which aro all of cvory de scription on filo touching this mutter, do not iu my judgment, present any reason why tho officers elect of tho militia were not gener ally commissioned. I presume they aro not such juxpers, as aro contemplated in your order, and for that reason, with other good reasons, I do not lay thorn before tho Legis lature. ABNER COBURN. Council Cu.iMnKR, Fob. 2. 18G3. Mi'RDER in Camden, Mk. On Wednesday afternoon tho citizens of Camden wore thrown into unusual oxcitemcnt by tho oc currcnco in thoir midst of a deliberate and premeditated murder. Thcsceno of the tragio occurrenco was tho Berry nail-loft (so called), where Mr. Freeman C. Patterson, a sail inaker employed there, was shot and instant ly killed by Wro. D. Blake, also a Mail-ma ker. It appear* that there was an old feud between tho parties, which wum tho occasion of Blake's murderous assault. Blake had been employed in the same sail-loft, and Patterson commenced work there on the morning pre ceding tho murder. We understand that when Rlako came to tho loft in tho morning and found Patterson at work there, some al tercation occurred betwoen them, Blako be ing angry and declaring that ho would not work in tho loft with Patterson. Illako then went a away. At about 4 1-2 o'clok in tho afternoon l>lako came into tho sail-loft with a loaded gun. Patterson was at work in the eastern end of the room, with buck toward tho door, and threo or four other workmen were present. Blake walked up within a few feot of the end of tho bench on which Patterson sat, and spoke his name. Upon this, Patterson turned his head, nnd imme diately rose, facing Blake, throwing out his left hand toward the gun which Blake was pointing at him und exclaimed, "For (Jod's sake, don't shoot mc." Blake iu mediately fired at Patterson, killing hiin instantly, I he shot took effect in his head, breaking a hole as large as a man's fist. Blako is a married man and a resident of Camden. Pat terson was also married and wo undestand that his wifo is a sister of Blako.—Rockland Gazrtle. EiTRAOROiNAar Tituc Pack.—a Cincin nati author has filed for copyright in tho Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of Ohio, tho title pago of a new publication, which, as a specimen of startling originality, we give it in full : "The Reference of tho Coming of Christ, or tho Winding op Scene of all things, and tho Peace of Atnorica, when all other Nations are at war—The book of Genosis—First Kd 1 itiona." WAR MATTERS. From Gen. Hookor's Army. IlKApqCARTXRS ARMY OF TIIK POTOMAC, ) February 15th. > •» Extracts from General Orders No 10: ) The General Commanding has boon inform ed that General Orders from the War Depart ment authorising enlistment of volunteers into the regular sen*ico hare been rescinded. Subsistence stores may be sold and issuod to citizens residing within tho limits of the army by tho Commissaries ot Subsistence under tho following restrictions: 1st. A certificate under oath of tho purchaser that he is without the means of subsistence, and that he is unable to sustain lito without be ing permitted to mako such purchase, this certificate to bo approved by the Corps Com mander to whom application is mado, who may direct tho sales. Such sales shall not at uny ono tiiuo excocd tho quantity necess ary to sustaiu tho applicant und tho members of his family five days. 2d. Issues to destitute citizens may ho made under tao same restrictions, upon ro turns approved by tho Provost Marshal Gene ral of tho Array of tho Potoranc. Tho par ties in all cases will bo required to take tho oath of allegiance before sales or issues are muds to them. Capt. Benjamin C. Berry and Allon M. Seymour, 2d regiment New York Cavalry, having doserted their regiment while on the march to meet tlio onemy, January 21,1863. and having left this army without proper authority, and continued al*ent up to tho present timo, aro dishonorably dismissed from the military service of tho United States, sub ject to tho opproval of tho President. By comil»und of Major General Hooker. (Signed) S. WILLIAMS, Adj. General. Tho Phillips house was destroyed by fire yesterday. It was tho finest dwelling in this section of tho Stato Tho firo was of acciden tal origin, having caught from a defective fluo. Tho mansion was located on a beauti ful elevation overlooking Fredericksburg and the surrounding country, and had been occu pied by several Union Generals as their head quarters, including Gen. Sumner. Gen. Stonenmn had just occupied it temporarily, p**nding preparations to convert it into a hospital. Tho costly furniture was saved and plueed in the Lacoy house, on tho luink of the Rappahannock, where such as is ap propriate will bo npplied for hospital neoosri ties. Tlio owner is a banker in Fredericks burg. The destruction of this pro|>urty is greatly regretted by all. In consequeno of recent publications in jurious to tho Union causo, measures have been taken to arrest and punish correspon dents who have been guilty of making such developments, and plans are to be adopted which will prevent tlioir future occurrence. Many violations ol tho law an-l regula tions regarding sutlers' goods, &c, having been brought to tho notico of tho Goncrol commanding, a new course has been adopted by tho Provost Marshal General to detect and punish all who are engaged in illicit trado within tlio lines of this army. The trufic in contraband articles is not confined to regularly appointed sutlers, only a por tion of whom are helcivcd to havo been gnil ty of there violations, but by many others not having permits to trado in tho lines of tho army. Largo seizAres of contraband goods havo been made and distributed (or hospital uso. Tho offenders will hereafter bo summarily punished. Another rain set in thi« afternoon and still contiuues to fall. From the Southwest. Cairo. 111., Feb. 17th. A skirmish took plncc on tho 13th Inst., near Bolivar, Tenn., between a dotachment of tho 1st Cavalry and n Itody of rebels, the result of which was, four dead rebels, a nutn bei wounded, and fivo prisoners and a num ber of horses captured. The federal loss was nothing. Tho steamer Polar Star brings Vicksburg dates of Wednesday. The work on tho canal at Ijako Providcnco and at Yazoo Pass was progressing. Tho 14tli Wisconsin and 11th Illinois Reg iment* were attacked near Lake Providonco on Tuesday by three rebel regiments. The latter wcro repulsed and a number taken prisoners—ono report says an entire Mississ ippi regiment. Tho stoamer White Cloud, bound from St. I/iuis to Memphis, was searched at Island No. 10, and a rebel mail found on board A party of guerrillas fired into tho ram Dick Fulton at Cypress Bend and killed sev eral of her crew. Sho was towing coal to tho fleet, and would havo been captured, but was saved by tho gunboat Rattler. MEMrnis, Feb. 15th via Caiko, 17th. Advices from below state that tho rebels at Port Hudson aro communicating with the gulf by way of Atchafala river. The Queen of the West, as soon as she is repaired, will intercept that movemont. Ono million bales [?] of cotton are below Helena, awaiting General Grant's permission to ship them. From New Orleans. Nkw York, Fob. 14. TIio steamer Empire City, Cantata Baxter, with intelligence from New Orleans to the 4th inst., arrived here at ten o'clock this ev ening. The forces of Major General Rinks, after a month's drilling, were in a condition to tako tho field, and it was thought-that a forward inovoment would bo made at onco to clear out tho whole of Lafourche county.— On tho night of tho 3d inst. a fishing smack containing thee jews wns seized on tho lake.— It was bound to Ponchatoula, and had on board n large quantity of medicines for tho retwls, also letters from forty or fifty leading citizens in New Orhtins to persons high in authority in the Confederate Government.— Tho Jews were tried on tho 4th inst. before Judge Peabody, but the sentence was with hold until tho parties who had written the letters had lieen arrested, which Gen. Banks had ordered to bodonoatonee. Tho weather is very cold in Now Orleans, and the thick coats were numerous. This, too, notwithstanding the prevalence of straw berries. It was generally believed in New Orleans thnt Gen. Bo tier would return to that City, if not made Secretary of war. Tho Jews in New Orleunn, and indeed in all the South, run tho blockade and are al ways found to 1)0 at tho bottom of evory new villainy. Rev. Doctors Lecock, Fulton and Good rich, tho Jeff. Davis praying parsons, had reached New Orleans on tho 3d, but refus ing to take tho oath of allegiance. General Ranks would not allow them to land. The water flows through tho Williams Cut in front of Vicksburg, and a small steamer has passed through tho canal. If it deepens and widens our fleet can pan down, leaving Vicksburg four miles distant. This intelligence seems to frighten tho rebels. Thero is nothing now from Texas. Reported Battle below Port Hudson. New York, Feb. 16. The Tribuno's Washington dispatch ssyi an important, but vaguo rumor comet through rebol channels that Gen. IJankH hoc (ought a battle seven miles below Port Hud son, the mult of which was that tho rebel; Tell hack to Port Hudson, while Qen. Bank: retired to his camps. It is underwood that Governor Stanley'* resignation, which wasjnado fivo wooks ago, was accepted to-day. About forty-fivo men of tho 5th Michigan Regiment, out on picket duty, were surprised lost night noar Annandale by a sunerioi force o7 the enemy. The fight whicn fol lowed cost us fifteen killod and missing and a few wounded. Our men were forced tc give way. Ten to twelve horses were alsc lost. Operations at Vicksburg. Nsir York, Feb. 15. The World stijH, editorially, about the op eration* at Vicksburg : General McArthur'i division is reported to have moved from the mouth of the Yuzoo River to Lako Provi dence, La., ono hundred miles furthor up.— Hero it appears the Mississippi is not fur re moved from two streams, the Bayou Mason and the Bayou Tenas, which at high water are nearly joined to tho parent stream at these sources, thcnco they continue down in a tortuous path until they reach tho Bed Bivcr near it* mouth, some twenty-five miles above Bayou Sara and fifty above Port Hud son. It is deemed possible at tho high stage of tho Mississippi by a little excavation and clear ing to turn so much of tho river into thii new channel as to make a navigable stream of tho Tenas or Macon, leaving Vicksburg some hundred miles to the left. Should this schemo succeed, we might expect to seo half of our army advancing in a fleet of trans ports to nssist Gen. Banks at Port Hudson, preparatory to tho grand nttack on Vicks ourg by the combined armies. From Chnrlcston. Nkw York, Feb 18. Tho Times1 dispatch says a gentleman re cently from Charleston, and who escaped through the rebel lines, state* that large numbers of troojis have recently Ix'on col lected thcro to defend the city, and that tho citizens have gem-rally left in anticipation of an attack from tho national trooj»s. The means of defenso arc very formidable, and ho thinks tho city cannot bo captured with out a severe struggle. A mutiny recently took placo in which several North Carolina regiments weroengag nd. The ringleaders were shot by order ol Beauregard. Tho city is strongly fortified or all sideti, except tho west side, and is supplied with iron claus to defend the harbor. Two of these uro destitute of machinery—probublj those for which tho engines were designed were captured on the Princess Royal. Now Appointraonts. Under date of February lltli, Governoi Coburu has made the following appoint ment* : 1st Sergt. So wall II. Downes, Brewer, 2d Lieut., Co. F, 2d Regiment. Q. M. Scrgt. W. B. Fenderson, Biddoford, Quartermaster 5th Rogiment. Privato Atnaziah N. Goodwin, Calais, 2d Liout. A, 9th Regiment. Horace L. Bray, Augusta, Chaplain 12th Regiment. Sogt. Newton Whitten, Portland 2d Lieut. Co. D, 17th Regiment. Sergt. Fred. A. Sawyer, Portland, 2d Lieut. K, 17tb Ilegiiuent. Sergeant Hiram B. Dyer, Farmington, 2d Liout. Q, 17tli Regiment. 2d Liout. Putnam S. Booth by, Biddoford, 1st Lieut. K, 17th Regiment. Scrgt. Thomas W. Lord, Auburn,2d Liout. K, 17th Regiment. Sergt. Asbury C. Richards, Pittston. Capt. E, 10th Regiment. Gibson C. Patten, Corinna, 2d Lieut. A. 22d Regiment. 1st Liout. Iloraco C. Haskell, Turner Captain D, 23d Regiment. 1st Scrgt. Henry M. Boarco, Hebron, 1st Liout. D. 23d Regiment. Scrgt. Lorenzo D. Stacy, Porter, 2d Liout. K, 23a Rogiment. 2d Liout. Granville Fornald, Harrison, Capt. B, 23d Rogiment. 1st Sergt. Henry B. Cleaves, Bridgton, 1st Liout. B, 23d Regiment. Scrgt Joshua R. Howard, Hanover, 2d Lieut. B, 23d Regiment. Sergt. John W. Millctt, Pittsficld, 2d Lieut. C, 24th Rcgiinpnt. 1st Liout. Edward L. Sturtevant, Winth rop, Capt. G, 24th Regiment. 2d Lieut. Geo. W. Hall, Wayne, 1st Lieut. G, 24th Rogiment. 1st Sergt. A. J. Billings, Albion, 2d Lieut. G, 24th Regiment. Lieut. Col. Mark F. Wentwortb, Kittery, Colonel 27th Rogiment. Major Jainea M. Stone, Konnobunk, Lieut. Colonel 27th Regiment. Capt John D. Hill, Buxton, Major 27th Regiment. 2d Liout. Joseph T. Warren, llollis, 1st Lieut. C, 27th Regiment. 1st Scrgt. Wm. Milliken, Jr., Buxton, 2d Lieut. C, 27th Regiment. Prlvato 0. F.Russell, ,Chaplain 27th Regiment. Private Irving A. Ward well, , Chap Iain 28th Regiment. Capt. Freeman McGilvery,Scan>port, Maj. Maino Mounted Artillery. 2d Liout. Stephen C. Talbot, East Muchias, Adjutant First Regt. Heavy Artillery. Tiik Pater Dities.—>» c trust that no timo will bo lost in deciding upon the repeal ol tho tax upon foreign paper. A contempo rary remarks that the plea that a large capital iii invented in pa]K.*r making, and that there fore tho manufacture ought to l>e protected, is successfully combated by the fact that ten times as mucii capital i* inverted in tho book and newspaper publishing busino«s. The dutj on foreign paper, in conjunction with the fact that foreign rags pay no duty, is of that long continuance that if our paper manufacturers have not yet loarnod bow to compete successfully with foreign manufact urers they never will. Now tho intention of the protection was not to keep paper dearer here than in Europe—that was but an inci dent of the proUrtion—but to givo our own manufactures an opportunity ol establishing the manufacture hero, and of bringing it to such perfection, that it might eventually dis pense with protection, liko other minufact ores,and vet successfully compete with foreign rivals, tho experiment has had a long trial, and it is about tiuio that the public should be released from tho heavy burden it impose*. It should never be forgotten that whatever enhances the price of paper interferes with the diffusion of knowledge, and that what soever tends in that direction is Inimical to republican institutions. There is a strong moral argument, as well as a financial one. for the repeal of tho paper duty.—Commrr rial A Jvertiter. QT Cotton brought tho big price of 90 cents a pound in New York last week—over $400 a bale. This will make our sheep put on bolder faces. What Is an Abolitionist? This quwtion in very satisfactorily an swered by tho highest Riclunond authority—1 tho well-known Southern Messenger—Listen: "An Abolitionist is any man who does not lovo slavery for its own sake, as a divino in* stitutioa ; who does not worship it as a cor nor-stono of civil liberty; who docs not adoro it as tho only pomihlo social condition on whiob a permanent republican Govornment can be created ; irnd who does not, in his in .most soul, desire to nee it extended and per petuated over tho whole earth as a means of human reformation second in dignity, im portance and sacrodness to tho Christian roligion.—Ho who docs not lovo African slavery with this lovo is an abolitionist." When, therefore, tho rebolsof tho South, and flippant presses of tho North,inveigh so bitterly against "abolitionists," wo can do tormino what they mean. To the Editor or tiik Union and Journal : Dear SirKnowing that you and man; of the reader* of jour valuable paper feel a deep interest in fanning, raising cattle and pigs fur slaughtering, it uiay not be improp er for Alfred, without uny intention of brist ling up or being saury, to call the attention of pork raisers to the following hoggish facts, in the hnpo that it may havo a tendency to stir up in old York County a swinish disposition for a commendable competition in this pro duct of tho farm : Slaughtered in Alfred on tho 10th inst. by Mr. William Linscott, a hog twenty-two months old which when dressed weighed 761 pounds. Also on tho samo day by Cot. Jonathan Allon, a last spring pig which weighed when drewed 454 pounds. Whoso "grunter" will pull hardest on tho steelyard next year? Aurkd Feb. I5tb, 1862 England.—At a great meeting of tho peo ple of linden, held 4ho 2'Jult, in Exutcr Hull, tho followiog resolutios adapted : "That tho revolt of tho Southern States of America against tho Federal Government having avowedly originated ill tho determin ation not only to maintain, but to extend slavery, and having been followed by tho or ganisation of a confed#acy baaed upon the donial of human rights to tho negro raco—this meeting indignantly ropels tho assumption that the English pcoplo sympathise with n rebellion that thus violates every principle of political justice, or with institutions framed in defiance of the morul senso of civilixod mankind, and which nro an outrago upon tho religion whoso sanction has been claimed in their support." "That in tho election of President Lin coln, and in the princtpnl acts of hisadmin istration—tho abolition of slavery in tho Di« trict of Columbia, tho prohibition of slavery in tho Territories, tho recognition of the He publics of Ilayti and Liberia, tho concession of tho right of each for tho suppression of the slave trade, tho schcmoof compensated eman cipation, and tho proclamation which in* augurnted tho ucw year—this meeting recog nises successive triumphs of anti-slavery sentiment in tho United States ; rejoices in tho prospect thus afforded of friendship be tween England and America, as well as of liberation to the enslaved; officers to tho government and to the people of tho loyal States tho assuraneo of fraternal sympathy in their noblostrugglo, and requests tho chair man to cominunicato this resolutios to hit Excotloucy tho American Ministers. Wist.—A gentleman in Now Jersey has a vineyard or Mine 38 acres where he is cul tivating the Portugal grape with signal sue* cess, froiu which an cxcollent wino is made, which is bettor than port, and has been adopt ed for medicinal purposes in tho hospitals of Now York, Philadelphia and Washing ton. Tho vines aro made to grow from sixtoen to twenty feet high, bearing fruit nearly as largo as Isabella grapes; full of juice and rich in saccharine matter. Thev^ ripen from the middle of August tomiddfe of September, nnd contain valuablo modicinal properties. The wine is the pure juico, without adding any sugar or liquor of any kind, but it requires four years to perfect it.—Springfield Republi can. This wino is very excellent for females. IIow the Soldikrs Fiil.—We often hear it stated that tlio soldiers aro tired of the war; that they desire to get homo; that they seek all tnannor of dishonorablo meant to procure thoir discharge from service.— While thero may be somo cases of the above description, wo have been informed by gen tlemen direct from the army, that, though home has lost none of its endearment!, yet tho general feeling among the soldiers is that of satisfaction; that they would like to sec tho war endod, with complete success to the Union arms, and then thay desire to return, but not before that desirable result is at tained. Marriage.—Charles S. Stratton (Qon. Tom Thumb) was married to Miw Lavinia War ren, at Graco Church, Now York, last Toes day. Tho Church was filled hy the fashioo ables of tho city, and tho street crowded by outsiders. Thcdiminrrativo couple had a » ception at the Metropolitan Hotel alter the wedding, and in tho evening were honored with a serenade. We liavo since iieard of them at Willard'sia Washington. The New York World occupice six col 11 ins with aa account of the wedding and the history of tho little couple. A Tjunkitl Hurt. — K ono should give tno a dish of sand, and tell mo (hero were part inlet of iron in it, I might look for th.ro with my eves, and search for them with mjr clumsy lingers, and be unable to detect them ; hut let mo Uko o magnet and sweep through | it, and how would it draw to itaelf tho almost , invisible particles by the mere power of at traction ! The unthankful heart, like my fin- I ger in tho wnd, discovers no mercies; but let < tho thanklul heart sweep through the day, and as tho magnet finds tho iron, so it will find in every hour some heavenly bli-asings: i * " b iron in God's sand is gold.—Dr. QT An upstart captain undertook to drive from his seat an old gentleman muffled in a cloak, in the cam between Waahlngton and Baltimore, not long sincc. Tho old gentle man bora the fellow's insolence as long as he could, when he threw of his cloak, revealing a Major General's rig, and ordored the cap tain under arrest for nngentlemanlj and un* soldierlike conduct. Tho old gootlemao waa Gen. Coach. MlHoellaneoua Items. CZTOn the night of tho 10th inst., the Post oITh* at Dover, N. H„ wu entered end robbed of tho letters in the Mine, end tho money in thorn. Post Master Low has of fered a reward of $25,00 for the detection ot the criminals. Skyers Accident.—Hugh OHourke, aa employee of the Pepporell Company, caught liia arm in the machinery of the picker, last Tuesday, and reoeired to severe injuries that amputation at the shoulder was neeeamry. Dr. J. Sawyer performed the operation. fyArthur's Homo Magnzine, for March, ia ready for tho public. It is for aalo at tho book-stores. jy Wo call special attention to the ad vcrtiaemcnt headed "How to Mako Five Dol lars a Day." jyThe Richmond Whig dissents from tho opinion expressed in llio recent menage of .loir Davis, that the war will not last loDger than another year. The editor is of the opinion that the Yankees must be routed and driven from Washington, and that "nest of thifves and pirutcs levelled with the ground, before they cun look for peace." Democrats in N kit Conoids—It (s repor ted that a call will bo issued in a few dajre lor a convention, in Now York, oo the 8th of March next, of all the Democrat* elected to the next Congress, for tho purposo of de termining tho policy to Iw pursued by their partj in reference to the war. Tho enter prise is understood to bo approved by tho Democrats in the present Congress. UTA rifled 600-pounder is rapidly ap proaching completion at Elswick, England. Its weight when finished, will bo twenty two tons and a half, and its length fourteen feet ten inches. The outer diameter is to bo four feet four inches at the hrccch, nod ono foot four inches at the munle. The boro of tho gun will bo rather more than thirteen inches, and the greatest thickness of Metal at tho bruech about nineteen inches, at tho tnuzxlo four and a half inches. ry Wo stated a fow pays since that Quar termaster 8. 11. Manning of tho 5th Maine, had resigned his cotniuisnion. This is a fact, but he has not left the service, lie haa been promoted as Assistant Quartermaster of Vol unteers with the runk of Captain, and his duties are with the 1st Division, Oth Army Crops. Mr. Manning's promotion dates lro;u last November.—Lnciston Journal. Tim kiNG or Pinks.—Mr. Richard Palmer, ono of the succcesfol lumbermen, on the Saco River, cut on the "Joso lot" in Buxton, and hauled it to his mills at Bur Mills Village u few weeks since, a tree measuring across tho stump 6 feet making the circumference about 18 feet. Tho tree made six thousand of lum ber and was manufactured into sugar boxes. —Portland Courier. Union Lyceum.—'The Discussion of th« "President's Emancipation Proclamation," will bo continued at tho meeting of thg Above society, this evening at Quinby and Sweot* scr's Hall. Tliia will probablybe the last mooting of tho socioty in this city. The public are invited to attend. * * A New Bid.—We call tho attention of our readers to the advertisement of Ander son's Spring Bq) Bottom. From the bigb praise in which this articlo is spoken of by those who bavo used it, we think we ean sole ly say that it is all that it is claimed to bo. QTTho pcoplo of Lewiston will elect their officcra under their new city charter on the 20th of March.—Tlio Republican* trill bold their caucus for the nomination of candidate* Monday evening, Feb. 23d. fjrThe rebel debt in now reported at ftfV 5,000,000. Their war ha> been proportion* aly more expensive than ours, considering how much of material undeuppUee they have stolen. gf-The 27th Maine is encampod threo miles oat of Alexandria. Only fourteen deaths have thui lar occurred in the regiment. PairATi Cruskrs Against tux Kbbxls.— "Porloy" writes tho Boston Journal that Con* SrcM will doubtless kim a law this week au> lorising the inuo ol letters of marque, or the hiring ol private vessels by the Govern* mcnt, to be commanded hj naval officers and regarded as national alii|«. At thkBiudxtord Hoinx, last Wednesday evening a party of ladies and gentlemen of this city and Saco, enjoyed a social •'hop.' The arrangements to accommodate the party wero excellent *°d they had a very pleasant time. ••SmsrusTxas" am no longer taken at the Post Ofhco in this city. A Man to tiix Last.—As an incident of the Galveston disaster, it is mentiooed that after the train had been prepared and ignit ed, which whs to causo tlio destruction of the Westfield, Commodor Kenshaw discovered that two of his men wcro mining and wont (jack to search for them. In thia humane net ho lost his life. Wi>ti* iw Tmxwii.-'They hato had ph-naant winter weather, op to a recent date, n Tennesson. The Nashville Union of the 14th sajs : "Tho sun has been spring-like in u warmth (or several duj*. In passing klong tho streets the other day we mw a jolden-brenstetl dandelion taking in a tuft )f green gra«e on the edge of the sidewalk." OF* Tho Press learns that some 15-inch Dahlgrens are to be mounted at the entrance if tho hardor, which will sink any ironclad ifloat. Fort Preble is to do rebuilt, and a flr*» class cascmate pit erected then. rV Letters from the 9th Mslne state that thia Regiment ia now at Hilton Head. Rev irsl Iron-dads are there, destined lor Charles ton, 8. C. iyA. B. Ilolden, Esq. has bean appoin kd Judge of the JJuniccial Court, of Port* and, raoently vacated by tho resignation of fudge Lane.