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.. v. — ■ " 1 ,.,■■■■ - paris» maixe, September 3, \m. State Election, Monday, Sept. 13. FOU fiOVERlOI, J. L. Chamberlain, ruii δ^}ί\τυιι>·ν WILLIAM W B<)J»>TEK, THOMAS Ρ CLEAVES. Ψ**η o» * WILLIAM K. KIM HALL. **>K roriTv t <f v«» m: HORATIO A Γ ST IX ?V>I» ΓΟΓΝΤΤ ΟΟννΤΊ'ΊΟΝΚΚ: WILLIAM C'HASK. Λ*- A*<|Pme*Mir* .'■· ttc 14 >i»J*Uur,\ HENRY K. ii \MMONl). Only λ fHc .'Mif/5 More! Klection i- at hai· 1 I.ft t! - S»wr <i which remain !m» d< >tcd !·> w ri\ î •v«rr rcpnhM.'Hti vet#· l>c br*> »»ht ίο tlx η :ιητ ι τι»οΙ»»»^«· !*» -t Λ* \\ home bt>cur«· thnr ν of* miv not î* tv«<îetj. ο<»ηνΐ»ητ the i»t thttr ni<ts · Be up *T)il doing. Srnsei?** Hi f*J t So common is it for a portion of the d(finer«tic pre*> ro in«în!«ζ·· in wholcstk bragging, or '</■<$'* ■»*}, beforr eteeti >n, thai l»ut liftle attention paid to it, even in tidfre* Λ\Η^η the future is invested wrrh some dou' t—I ni how nonsen<:rat and utterly <t»q»H r» ft în a panel tv attempt $uch hnmhntp ry, in λ year iike IhK *hen the deiu.HTatu· part}· i- a« quiH :t> t!ie £rft\ · iiït«"> which they quietly propose to rest next year. It ha< rema nod lot th<* R<w ;>>r I> 7>ν 'rat te out-Herod Hero»! in this particular. it ha* resorted t.i titres to prove thelepgth ofitsof, ι m->, ami thro λ* ont a sop to the gy H.<, ** f>l lon s : TV* t«tal official vote o!" the State f >r thenars 1*07 au il 1*'s \v»«. as fui'· tv - l«f 1*6* Chamberlain, Rep. ÔÎ\K.»S 7ô..'»2"> Villsbury, L>*in. ."-Ki.'J.VJ Soot ten u£. 431 Total 103,753 1,11.78*2 The total >ote the p;"esent year, as the I >i-tTTorrat estimates, w ill h*· as fo!lo\r< 8mith. l»em. «5«\7 Chaniborlain. regular Kep. 4·* 5 >4 HiditKNTil* lempera**· Κ»·ρ. s.» Total 1U»>,718 , Having defeated ;n v.ectton (in prophe· i t) they reh up u tli.· Hu-M>oni nun in the t«»c al elect iou> to dt-feat e»o i^h r< publicans to throw the Legislature into deiut<craùc haud>. The Democrat, pre diets that Aroostook. Knox. T,in<olu, λ\ a>hin£ton ami Yo:k cnuutie* w: i vnd Denacnuie Seanlott,iiBi in all. fallows the Republican.^ t·» e on in Audivn· '^iu, Kennebec, Pen υ χ· ·ΐ, Sajf i<lahtn\ t >'.a 8; it anticipate'» s: ν .ο:.·· inl'.m ·« . uni. Franklin, liar*-»*·-*», Ih.u 1, I'wat.nj i*, ScMMfset. V|] 11 —4 « Toe J 4 vai aucie^ th ·..··: nip.-v' -d iu the S< n.ite MNMl t r fiUl y SwSlon e ect aud the HiuJ^e i:. ' >»u\ention. Λ m I h»«rc it is that our uii; a ·■;· in clover. Γύβ Ueprwntatn t . etle«t i y ι ρ ι ralïty. iusteadoi'a ma;* ity.t >- »! i gi\iug ta* 1»··ΐηο« iat> l ie » s« aJ\ i tage i 1 alt tbe %.·;<.» .a» a awa\ Κ u the regular liepubit v.u)»'·. ; »! - »* c iluhtMun ti»eu il u l ο·· .ι i mtti ί it in ;«*!.■> :<*at are un rtnly lb. it η bj siuail utajo iti< - u · -n;»\ ù .* ; "·« i· » κ ? KepreMMitatites. Ihe ί>··!η ν I paiuia lii*· re>i». ia _* I Ui *> t*»r « party, putting Ιΐ·< l> er.it>iu the Uoi e ati"» and th« U-pr· »n« at 71. AV h thi» ro.iit ot ι,» i:^e « * . -an ϊ··> ia I * Seuate Cotlid be liile 1 · I> at-, ι it in^ that U>dy >tand a*. »mlii j; ! · îi «j» l> aua T.;tio p:>>piiet, ^ ■ > an>.*r ι» to ■> Ile^a jiicans. Thr (.*nnl Γι èitplur* ti» «4 (h'tjait z itn*n! We Ίλ \ J that the temj>er an<T o. ^aiu/ iti ή know ιι a- '? »o ! I em pla ·«, lue tue s..n» «»f Γ iip-ranό, was instilaic>l lo pr » n »:»· ihe tcmj.nrr.iMCC reformation, without regard to p.irty lu Other wolds, th.it it wa-a I» uij ♦*! ance r.iiiivr than political urbanization Wen it not -o. it w »uUl t»e vi*rv much circum scribed in il- tirld ut' oj^rr.aion ami limited iu il» tueni!>er*hip and influe net*. And still il i> ei idriil t >at the ih«rd |ur v movement owe-* it> origin to the action ol th»G<>o«l Teiup'ar* I. ·*!»»· of tin* State, la* ?priag, which to«>* a. tion on the su - ject ot the χ tht-rnaiot ial nomination, and re- · ttions »· «ndemnatory ο!" the leaiperauce ι luract . ol the republican nominee ÎUr liovernor. And it ise<juallv well known ih.it the Co nit\ organization* «*1 the third party are t i. v«*d up and agreed uj»on iu the secret gathering of tin· t»<»od Templars. While we do u >t quest ion the r^ht ot these organ i/.*tion* to a«Mime such political altitudes» w * que.>tiou the propriety oi it. a·» a iuf η» ο! promo.in^ the refont» which they prole» to hare at heart. Λ'ο gicat politiul movement can be prosecuted «ucwssl ul ly, or for an\ leDgtti ol tiuie, b} *cri t conclave*. Se cret societie* Are not ob.ectionable. Uj forward -ociai or rciormatorv measures, simply, but the genius ot our tree in stitutions will not toi r.vte political move ments conceived in sec et midnight action*. Bat we do not beiieve Li* it the Good Templar» are lia le to the oiurgt of lieing ail in la.or «·i ttie third pailj movement. It evid* .it thai thi.- - i.oi the case iu our count·, ai we know, personally, many racu;oet· of the oiviei who are active support ·ι> o. Gov. Cham berlain. Indeed, we «αο» of hut le λ who are not.showin;:'! it a U rgemajoiiti of the oider will act in ependently of ι ht dictationof th»>ec who ; *e s-trivingtoco mit the order to boltii. Wj reparti il as unjust to the org . izatio:i to doi 1 their indépendante « such dictator.— stiH, there is an influx ce exerted up :i many of the members -the young and experienced one- who ire just commet ing political life, w ; ich is irnprop What i-< tru*» ι u: ( y, is tr throughout the dute The moat promi nent member*» of th* ordefr, tvoi are loyal to ike republican party ν aad will not desert il at preatut. Nothing will e«> eevely bring into «Sis repute these seen et societies λ· the idea that they are political naaehiues aud we worked in (he int«»r»>t of a tew designing men who are seeking to promote personal and selfish int»*re> · We h >pe all theee excellent institutions will purge them selves of all such imputations, so that no temperance man or irfcndof the cause shall be excluded from co-operation nith them. Thinl Λιtiff if» Oxford County. Our County has the ereflil *>f beinjj one οΓ the strongholds of the third party move ment In ouf State. This is piobably ow ing to it." position in the late Heptddiean State Convention, on the^an<Hdate, bnf the lo/fie «»f éventa h bacHy strained when It i< fortoîed into any snch concleSionSv Wfth the excejHion of the town of Buck fi> Id, which may l»e a little demoralized ou this ·' -ifittfj question-, we do not believe any considerable attachment to the third party movement exist*. Certainly the Hichboru County Convention which met here this w»-ek does not «^>eak verv flatter ingly for th«· cunse. From twenty to twenty-five assembled, and these tsmfin ed t«» the radius of ri\ e miles, principally from Buck field and Norway. Thrre was I no enthusiasm. nor ev»-n the incitement i n-Jdeh noMe enileavor generally infbsea. I There wan a t'rifjid atm«»^nliere prevailing. * n"t entirely altribntaMe. it seamed t<> us, Ι V» the Intr State of the atmosphere out I side. There was indecision and aneer 4 h* all. Λ h«»sitancv how fi» proceed and what tv> do, and w hether or not ît wore well to .1.» any thinj;. There ηκ a temporizing which disaffected some and convinced all that I their acts w»»re not in accordance with * >mi(l judgment or the best intore^ts ol the cau«e. The democrats weTe ardrnt anil hope ful. They mingled mon· freely, dM not »catter so ;\ni| h in·; around the ι *1^» ^ of the πκ>ηι as though they were not fully committed to the meeting. Mr. Parrrs invited the democratic Convention into tht tar, and they evidently received the I ingestion with pleasure, for th"Vreadily rc>pouded. and ju>t filled the are», but tin others seemed to hare an instinctive a version to bars and hung off and kejw al *ofî There was another contrast between f them and the democrats: there wa^anah· «••nee ot parly workers and uld ** ire-pul 1 h -r« M »<t of them were young· men, 1 and u Λ mention it not tu th*-ir discredit, hut -urh a< were evidently unu«ed to jw> litieal £ tth'rii::;* and publie life; they I were pioneers rather than old settbrs. They lacked, in s>»m« particular# accor I d-n«?t»th«Mr own confession, the knowl edge so dfsiralde to impart wisdom to t .lrtransactions. In making their nom· i: at; >n«, t*>r instance, they t<»ok two of t rcpuMivan nominees, η >t because tl. » Ot-cuyi d t>e 1er ρ ><iti >r»* a: temper ! ance men. but ttecause they knew them a little better. They knew nothing against \'r.r temper'Alice character or standing of Mr. fleaves, our candidite for the Sen ate from the Western district, as they d·· c in· 1. and vet t lev nominate his co n· ;> tir »r in the convention.Mr. Farrington. Why tliis is. unless to make as much tr »t;:'!e a- ο Ssj; \·, }·» our ranks, cannot b·· comprehend» d. lint in the ease of Mr. Ro! ter. tliTe w is out-spoken opposition on the part of s i n··, t it m >r< οι a ->'oa:it of hi* «·*3·ιγ υ t!.»· ■ " i'*/'; · i-h'U »«'question, if we <\. ι ; idj;e. than on the temperance. What is ι n- t. .j.·.-ι; i.i Mr. 1» »l"ter, a< to tem ρ· ranee? He has .alw.ax* been a temper* at.ee m tn—the »retieally and practically — ut he did not \oie forth·· Constabulary bi!l of the la^t s.^sion. Only this, :Uvl η«th. ■ ' m >ri. This the test of tho·.»· men, and he is to >e pre- ribed for not » i:»i»oiiin^ ι m a> ue which earnest and ^ t -ai >·πμ -e m ι uv η ·; a^r^eed Up on. Let thi> be distinct! , understood. The rvpubHna imahiii -ftir the Senate were rejected—one because hi» temper* mce character was insufficiently known. and tlu· other b»*c:Hi«e !i«· w.t* not a con »ubo!arv man. W»· think ηο «Ιο net mi*» lvprescnt the com eniion—we «*«-it.*in 1 ν do n<·: intend to—l>nr thi* we £:ttk«red from the s«)jHi ;in«l tenor of remark. With η h:*t ton-·.· ι·λπ λ |»:irty appeal to ; the support ol the community, occupying «. ; Ή » |MMkKMI. Sincere they may I>4-— b;r. wh.it will be sddof their iudgrnaent? Mist iken they must be, :is the events of ; the future will clearly show. —Mr. Infers*»!!, the nominee of the Ohio temp*ran»rc party for Governor, de ' clined for the following £ >od and suffiei , ent reason: I><.lie\in<; that the uiaintainance of an independent temperance ticket at the corn ing election will hazard the success ofthe Fifteenth Amendment, which 1 h>ok to as ih»· cΙ/ρ df grur of American slavery, I teel bound to £ive my vote and what in diicnce 1 ha»efor the Republican ticket at t'ni-. Fall's election. A nkwOrgw. It was stated in thc demoeratie County Convention, recently held here, that negotiations were under way for a party organ for the democracy ι of this County. The ideate, we under stand, to i->uc the M une Dane rat, at Hid ' d-ford, edited by Kev.Cieo. K.Shaw, un d«*r the he td of the Oxfoid Hcyi^r, with j a department adapted to thn latitude ol Oxford County. A hifitalin prospectus h.i* lx»en i>sued, stating that the paper will appear the 1*1 of October, just after election! This leads us to doubt whether its object is to herald the dissolution of the old democratic party, or the birth of the new conservative. —The democracy, at tbeir County Con vention, last week, were without the b< u fit of cUrtjy. Kev. Mr. Thompson prayed at the Republican and ilichhorn Conventions, and stated that he would, at the democratic convention, if he had been invited, as he considered them on ι prayiny yrou>i-l. since the Arjus bad pro posed dissolving the party! Λ Look at the Supporter* of Cham berlain and Hichb0k. The fetloinng well known leading tetnperafccr we* support, the nomination ol Ciumlwtlàln» and oppofte the Third Party aftflidale: Hon. SIDNEY PERHAM, Hon. LOT M. MORRILL. Ho -. ANSON P. MORRILL» Hon. NEAL DOW. Hon. WOODBURY DAVIS, IIon. JOHN J. PERKW Hon. NELSON DIKGUBY, Jr. Hon LYNpON OAK. 1 Hon. DENNIS L. MÎLT.IKEN. llox. NOAH WOODS. The .v>o\e are a few of the names of ! prominent temperance men who occur to u> as supporters of Chamberlain, who is also supported by every republtean paper m the State, and by the entire republican organization. On the other ham! the principal actire »uppottcirs of Mr. Hichborn are as tol lows"i Major DEERING, Rkv. E. W. JACKSON, W. Ε. ΒIC Κ NELL, Esq., (better known as uûr correspondent, "iiart ford.") lie i> a)>o supported by the Riverside Echo, Gardiner Journal, and the demo ct ilie papers generally. Any one can put thi> and that together and draw their own conclusions. T< m pe ranee nnti the Thivft Party. The following sensible views, a^ree^np wfrh the jjre.-tt rnri-s of tcmpii-ancc men in tire State, are copied frorr their iderin thr Zfrifs Arfn-rtτΛ, the a We urpan olthe I ί .υ ' ' is' *» ! Γ « πγ ■» TU'·. >> e minimim \hetiu<> tin· Ni,l»<rr, c ireful consideration of vhriMiaii moi» : "Would you f.ivor a thin! party, chirf h t >rmed tu carry ont the principle of rempemnce." We answer, that woudd dep iid upon eirvum*tmces *»»mewhat.— upon the petition of the partir·» in e\M ΐ'ΐΜΌ in regard to thi* nn<i other things which arc important. A-a general thing we woul 1 no! faror the formation of a new political party for the purpose of pro moting any one ]»rit»iij>I*· solely and chiefly. It is too narrow ·\ basis for a political party. There is a com· liin-ttion of interests an<l principles which a political party should look after and >ui>>crre, and many of these are as dear to us a« tcmp'-rancc. And it seems to us vastly better to work through parties existing and established, than to multiply new parties, for the sake of securing nny one specific thing. Our method would he on this as on other kindred subject*. Κ we and a majority of the people favor a prohibitory law, and would have It en* tru ed by State <»r local officers, let us in our several town* select and >·»η·1 to the le^Ulat ur« temperance nun. who will make, and provide to enfirce laws in the best possible manner. This would be our method, and we believe more can be «lone to further the cause ol tMnperance in this way than l»y the formation of a new par ty." \o Suit·' We are incline J to think that the new bargaii: and «ale of the democratic party π» proposed by the Argus, will bill through. 1 he old Hunkers die hard. The growi of disapprobation is revcr Iterating among the hills of old Oxford! • Nu, not for Joseph," say the old stagers. No new lights will bo tolerated in the present chiMiau era. Hie Biddrford Democrat, with its newlv imported Washington editor, says: "The l>em iH-rat y w ill lorn» no ]>o]iiical coinliinations. iVirties must be purilicd and we know of no other way than for the people to teach thrui that ihe\ w ill not ;>ubiiiit to tiie die tatiou ot'ιιιιρι itu-ipiid m-ti who stoop to any »uean% h«» λ ever corrupt, to accout· plish their ends." The lielUst Journal, also refuses to desert "the good old ship oi Democracy .it the bidding of the Argus. It disseuts tioin the combination plan most un qui\ocalU auti "pitch»- into" Fesscmlen ;md (.'ha iiUm lain with inlinilc relUh. It proposes to go (lo»u with the hip. lu til»· meantime, republicans are !ook i«or on ixiuplacently, ami begging that th*\ will seule the questionamong them· strives whitther th'-y will go down with the ship, or without it. Which Idea'.* With singular consistency the Hichborn party in Kennebec s«-eiu to ha\ ο laid a>ide the mainspring oi their party action : they subordinate thr tcinperance cau-«e tv that oi anti-hauging. Th»*ir whole County ticket is m.tde up on this issue, aud their nominees Lake pains to represent no other especially. This illustrates what we term a failure to cuurentrate upon any one idea although the mainspring oi the party teas one ivlea only. Can the Gardiner Jonrna' now comprehend that a party may spring Irotn one idea and then tail to concentrate upon it, in order to satisfy the diversified demands of its followers? This is what the Kennebec 1 iicli born i ten have done, and this is where it makes its most la mentable failure. Lacking exclusive : ii^ht σ β to the temperance cause, and lacking the power to control any largo proportion of vote- upon th:it question, they adopt oth er issues, among the most unieasonable of which is this ot capital punishment. We say unreasonable, for the reason, first, that uo political party can expect to stand solely upon such a question, and second ly because a very large proportion of the Krpubliean party and many in the Demo cratic party are of the same belief as these men who assutne peculiar champiouship for anti-capital punishment. Oi course there are men in all parties w ho complain at the action of any party upon these questions, aud the weakness of the JUich born party is that it comprises for the most part men who are actuated by very dilièr ent and even contrary ideas, which have cohesive power «officient to hold them to gether barely for one campaign. When this campaign is closed, the members thereof will bo strangers to each other, as their transient mission will have been per formed to the satisfaction of nobody. — [Bangor Whig. Hichbom County Convention. At half past 10 o'clock, on Tuesday last* Mr. Btvkuell, ol Hartford, member of the State Temperance Committee, called the convention te srder, and invited Hov. Zenas îhonipaoû to open it with pra^ef. N. J. Cilshunn, of North Parisv was •ppohried Secretary, and Albert Saftborn of Norway,"Chairman, tem|H>rarily. These nominations were s&bsequcuUy «wulo per· manènt. Kev. E. W. Coffin, of Bryant's Pond, being called upon for remarks, respond ed. stating that this wad the first political. Convention he had ever attended—lu? was , a delegate tothe Chamberlain Convention at Bangor and to the Ilichborn Conven tion at Portland—could not support Gov. Chamberlain becausehe doubted his tem perance principles, lie read nil extract j ft oni (ίον. C's last message, and said "it ί had its birth, and a large part of its growth in the grog-shops." The Chairman suggested that the Con vention do np its business and adjourn. A County Committee was raised, aa follows : llolman Waldron, ofBuckfleld, Albert Sanborn of Norway, T. C. Cushman, of! * ' Paris, II. S. Cobum of Sumner. On motion of Mr. Bicknell, a committee of twelve was raised to report a list of names to be supj>orted for County officers. j The Committee wus as followe: Elijah Whitman, (ïeo. Shaw, ,T. W. Whitten, of IlirckAeld, Went worth Ste ·· j vens, E. Ifowe, Mr Cushman oT Nor way, | T. C. Cil*1ιman of Taris, W. F.. lliiknell, H. H. Berry of Hartford, Mr. Robinson of Sumner, ami Rev. Κ. XV. Coffin, of Bry ant's l*ontl— wlin subsequently reported follows : For Scmitor.*, Lewis Bisbee, t»f Sumner, Knoeh C. Farrington, efFryeburg, <*l»rk of Courts, ( lias. F. Whitman, Uucklicld. County Treasurer, Horatio Austin. t.'-yun/y Comm thinner, William Chase. Mr. Godwin, "f Buckficld, said h»· wa »urpri*ed that the Convention, professing to act from principle, .should nominate any mon who were member* ol other parties, and did not intend U> rote the temperance ticket. Mr. Chas. F. Whitman, of Bucktield followed in the same strain, ami wanted all lieu men nominated. He belic\ ed in acting from principle and not taking men nominated by other parlies, out of friend ship to them. If our object is simply to ait.uk (ϊ«·ν. Chamberlain. we can cut his name, but it the object is to build up a party, then make distinct party nomina tion·». Mr. Whitman -poke with earnest ness. Mr. Went worth Stevens, of Norway, said he was on th·· Committee which reported ihe names, and he proposed the name of Mr. Austin, for County Treasur er, because he was a temperance man and had *aid he would -upport the Hich horn ticket. [Doubted.] Mr. Whitman replied that Mr. Austin mi^ht be all riirht, but how is it with Ihe Γ* © * other nominee, Mr. Chase. He wanted to know certainly how these men would act. Mr. Veranus Decoster, of Buckfield, expressed the same desire. Rev. Zen as Thompson counselled mod elation. They might be going too fast. Their zeal .should not run away with them—they can net afford to disregard or denounce any man who is thoroughly a temperance man because he was nomi nated by other parties. Trmj»eranee men are divided this year, and not suffi ciently united to warrant separate action. Mr. 'Γ. ('. Cu«hman,of Paris, said, that in acting on the Committee he did not know how the nominees *«tuod—he had at heart ι lie g >od <.f tin· torn]trance cau^e. He did not mean to vote for any man for office who was not sound on the question. He hail been cheated I » ν voting for men in the republican part/, from Vice Presi dent down. The Convention adopted the report of the Committee Mr. Charle.i F. Whitman then* stated, th.it under this course of the Convention, he should retire Irom the Committee on Resolutions, and withdraw his name a* a candidate forCleik of Courts. A Committee on Resolutions was raised in the meantime, as follow* : Charles Whitman, Buckfield ; William Bickiu'll, Η ml ford ; R«*v. Zonas Thomp son, Paris; Rev. E. W. Coffin, Bryant's Pond. Mr. Thompson reported resolutions ap proving the Platform of the Portland Con vention, and its candidate for Governor, and the nominees of this Convention, and declaring that as by the resolutions of the recent republican County Convention at Paris, and by a portion of their nomina tions the principle of prohibition was ig nored, they felt obliged to oppose them. Mr. A. C. Whitman, of Bucktied, mov ed an amendment, that as an advanced position of the temperance reform, they resolve that the United States Govern ment prohibit the manufacture and im portation of spirituous liquors. The resolution was adopted in addition to the others. The Committee on nominations substi tuted the name of A. L. Burbank, of Beth el.for their candidate as Clerk of Courts, in place of C. F. Whitman, tfHen the Convention adjourned. —It is somewhat remarkable that the Hichborn men have so much trouble in getting candidates to ••stick." Not a week has passed since their State Con vention that has not witnessed the with drawal of several reputed Ilichboru sup poiters from their rank ?, and since the holding of their County Conventions, these withdrawals seem to have multi plied rapidly. Hon. Samuel Farnham was nominated by the Sagadahoc Conven tion for County Commissioner, whereup on he writes to say that he was a mem ber of the Republican State Committee and likes its action. —The resolutions of the democratic County Convention, have not been fur nished us for publication, as we expected they would be—hence we cannol give them. International Boat Race. Since our last issues the human race has been greatly excited about the great boat race between the Harvard boys, of Cam bridge, Ma · , ai d the Oxfords of Eng land, ou the Thames, nearLondon. The race occurred on Friday, 27tk a< 6 o'clock, and whs telegraphed to this Country ahead of time, some S hours, which might be considered as better speed Uiau the race exhibited. This was a victory of the httuuin rtcc. The distance was Tour and a quarter miles, and the lirst report was that the Oxford s boat, three or four beat lengths, though a corrected re|>ort makes it but a half boat length. The flarvards were not all in good health, and are highly complimented by their Knglish friends, fur their pluck aud skill. A dinner was given them, at which Charles Dickens made a speech highly complimentary \o the Harvards. The fastest time ever made by the Oxford crew was in 1838, when they row ed the course iroui MorUak* to Putney in j exactly twenty minutes in an eight-rowed j boat. The present contest was a four oared race, and the time made was twen ty two minutes forty-one and one half' seconds. This makes the present time liettcrthan any before made, allowing for tke difference between a tour-oared aud an eight oared boat. Startling llumor. The following telegram appeared in the Daily papers a few days since, but we understand some doubts exist as to its genuineness. The vessel is the one on which Midshipman Wm. \V. Kimball, son of Gen. W. Κ Kimball, of this town, U aboard. A desperate conspiracy has been dis covered on board the I'nited States frig ate Sabine. n»»w lying in the port of Cher· bo;irg. Soin * of Ihe rrcw, to revenue © r themselves on their nflicers, :vltrnipf«·»1 to set fir»· to tin* powder magazine and blow iiI> the ship. ΤΙιβι had lighted a fuse con nected with th»· magazine, when the plot was frustrated by a cabin boy who dis covchmI tin; burning fuse. It was found that twenty-two sailor* were implicated in tin· plot, and they were put in irons. Seven have sin«e been condemned to death and hung at the yard arm. —At the Science Convention at Salem, Dr. Trim read a paper on the non-Kos siliferous Kocks of New Knglaipl. He said that geologists from Ihe West and from abroad were surprised to find so great an extent of territory without a fos sil. The geology of much of New Kng land, and espeeiâUyof the State of Maine, is very obscur»·. The relation of tii»· ro<"k«« to each other i* not understood. Many of them an· eoveivd by the drift. We have several varieties of granite of differ ent geological age. The whole of New Kngland geology is independent of that of the Middle and Western States, and must be judged by a different chronolo gy. He had for years been convinced that we had an oldei series of rocks than hud been acknowledged by geologists, and he was glad to kn<>w that this opin ion coincided with those of Professors Hunt, Hitchcock and Bailey, whose pa pers at this s< .sion would do much tow ards unravelling the geology of Maine He said that no conglomerates had been found from Penobscot Hay to Kearsarge Mountain in New Hampshire, except near Itaugely l,ak·. There was no fos sils west ol the Kennebec river except at Pari in Pond, which lies west of Moose head Lake. No fossil has ever been found in New Hampshire, nor in Ka*tero Vermont, or iu Eastern Massachusetts. How shall we account for it? It could not be wholly from metamorphine which obliterated them. He believed they never existed there. He thought thai these immense depos its were the result of great tidal currents in the ocean, which in that period swept along over what is now New Knglaud from an o[>cn ocean, unlike that of the iutra-continentnl seas, which help form the regular formation* of the middle and western Suites. He believed the present sea coast was onco the scat of powerlul extensive volcanic action,and that portion of the ΐικ-ks on the coast will vet he class ed among the oldest rocks on the globe. (For the ΟχίυηΙ Dciuociat ] The .subscribers desire to express their gratitude and thanks, through the L>cmo cral, to the Engine Company, and citizens of Norway village, generally, for I-heir exertions in staying the progress of the lire in their Tannery, oil the 20th inst., and they also tender their thanks to the South Paris Engine Co., for their prompt and efficient aid on thatocea^iou. When the Paris Company arrived on the ground, the tire covered a large poiliou of the roof, and it was thought by many that the building must burn down, but their machine being quickly in position, was soon pouring a constant stream on the tire, which in connection with the Norway Company, soon subdued it. Without the aid of the Paris company, our main build ing with its valuable contents, must have been destroyed, and for their prompt aid, we are truly grateful. Mix lu & Watson. Norway, Aug. 30th, 1861). — The Maine Fanner suggests that as the fair of the State and New England Societies at Portland takes place before any ol the county societies hold their ex hibtioni, it will give au opportunity for their officers, managers and others inter ested to visit the New England Fair, learn what they can of its management, con Terse with its officers, examine its vari ous departments and learn all they can to turn to advantage in conducting, with a view of attaining the l>ost results, their own local fairs. Let the county Societies be well represented at the grand com bination exhibited at Portland in Septein [ ber. —A gentleman in our village raised ten pounds of nice Potatoes, this season, from a small Early Rose, not weighing over 1 1-2 ounces. This is about as good as anything we have seen. Ea*t Sumner* Agreeable to a call from the Congrega tional church, in Sumner, a council of clergymen met for thu examination, and if thought proper, the ordinal ion of He v. if. H. Hutchinson, as an evangelist. The churches of Bethel 1st, and 2d, Ruinford, South Paris, Turner, Norway l^t and 2d, were represented by their pastor* and delegate*. The council wa.x called to order by Rof. T. T. Merry, of Norway. Rev. 1). E. Garland of Bethel, was chosen moderator After the council was organised, the examination of the candidate in regard to his christian expcncf.ce and doctrinal belief, took place. The examination was earnest and interesting,and voted entirely satisfactory. The ordination took pluco on Tuesday, ι commencingat 10o'clock. Exercises as follows : Opening hymn was read by Rev. Mr. Hutchinson, of Canton, uncle of the can-' didato. Reading of Scriptures by same. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Barrows—Baptist clergyman. Reading of hymn, and sermon followed by Rev. J. B. Wheelwright, of South I Palis. His text beiug the 6th verse of the 141st Psalm The sermon was eminently able and appropriate, and every way worthy of its author's well known ability. It was eagerly listened to by a large audience, j Ordaining prayer, by Rev. Mr. Merry. Charge to Candidate by Rev. Mr. ! Dickinson, of Turner. Reading oi hymn by Rev. Mr. Garland. ; Benediction by Candidate. Xorway Item*. The drought i·. getting to be felt «juitc ee\erely iu this town. We have had no; rain to thoroughly wet the ground since j the 21't h <»f July. Potatoes are suffering iti consequent·* and the crop will be i I Corn rolls .some, but it has been doing very well of lute. Fall feetl is looking "down in the mouth." Some grain is bein£ cut, and many fields are yet quite ' green. Bennett A Penley started their machine la>t week. They say oats are very heavy. Mr. Nathan N. Penley raised 100 bushels of early Sehccs this year. He received per bushel for a [>ortionol them delivered in Lewis ton. He thinks they are the be*>t kind extant. Woodman & William* have opened a stove and tin ware sliop on the corner of Main and High Streets. We hope they will "live and let life." It always pays in the eud to do about right between man and mau. ritoeT'e coκXKit. ι Thomas J. Kveictt Co., at Frost's Corner, have hired Alfred Shattuck's shop, and gon« to shoemaking. They receive their work from Auburn. Kcv. Mr. Weston, of Ilridgton, will preach in the School House at this place, next Suuday, at ·'» o'clock Γ. M. Also on the following Sunday, Rev. James A. Libby will hold a meeting at 4 o'clock P. M. After the services, a baptism will take place. All people ase invited to come. , Rev. Mr. Tahor, of the L'niycrsalist ι church, preached here last Sunday even-1 m an excellent, and all-convincing ser mon from the text, "All that the Father gi\ eth me «Jiall come to me ; and him thaï ι cometh to me 1 will in no wise cast out." Dyke. Ilvrlin Falls Item*. Mr. EdUor;—As I see the Democrat circulates in this vicinity, pcrhajm the readers of your valuable paper, will like to hear from this locality, i aia happy to say that genual prosperity prevails around and in tlx* midst of us. The crops are fair—hay especially, ha.> been secured j in good order. The \\ inflow Mills seeiu to be dviuçr their usual amount ot lumber busiue**. It in reported that negotation* ar* in progress, lor the erection οία new lumber mill ujkki the Green privilege, iu our village. Mr. Greeu is now commencing a new mill upon the site of his li*-t mill, J lately lo>t by lire. Mr. Α. II. Gcrrish, just below the Falls, I is running his mill» as usual. Although ι the waters are considered low lor the . season, the superior advautage-» of the ) privilege, enable the proprietors to j keep business snayyiny, ami orders coiu I pleled in good time. The merchants are having quite a , satis factory trade, and contiderable I changes are beiug made in reai estate. ι Mr. Johu N. Horn, has thought an additional farm lying north of his hoiue- I stead, and is making a uew addition to his already extensive buildings, which will afford him more room for improving 11 j>ou his natural energies aud perse ver· ι ance. Mr. Greeolief Collin hue built him a nice dwelling bouse, near the upper mills, ι and lias just moved into the same. Joseph Η lodge W has just erected a very pretty dwelling below the falls, and is now occupying it. M. C. Forest, Esq., Postmaster, has just completed his three story boarding houûc, which makes a line addition to, tho village, and will alToid one of the most pleasant retreats lor invalids and pleasure seekers in this part ol iho Stale, j His rooms arc neatly fiai*he<t anil nicely ι furnished, and his tables aie Oiled with ι the nicest edibles that the market affords ; his capable and pleasant wife not being ! behind the limes in producing the desirable ! viands to satisty the most fastidious cpi cure. Esquire Forest has fitted a very ι desirable fixture upon the top of his house, which gives one of the most extensive : and pleasant views of the White mount-1 nins, to be had from any house in these digging ; and lor aiding the angler and hunter, ho has the ready information to communicate with pleasure, when desired. Call and see. Mrs. Kmcline M. Blodgett has newly fitted and furnished her house, and she has been well patronized with boarders. Aug. 24th, 1869. G. Bethel. Through the auspices of the ladies of the first Congregational church, a fair was held at Pattce's Hall on Tuesday eve ning of last week, which proved a grand success. One hundred and sixty dollar» were received during the evening, which goes toward purchasing a pipe organ for their church. Mr. and Mrs. Barker, Mien Tree, of this town, and Mrs. Chase of Portland, gave a concert on Friday eveftingin the church, which was listened to by a full house. Mr. and Mrs. Whitney, of Boston, gave a very interesting concert one evening last week, in the second Congregational church. We have never seen our Tillage wear a mere lively appearance than now. The Public Houses are all overflowing with city life, and our streets present a lively appearance. Mr. Harrison Grover .sold his house last week, on Mill Street, to Mr. Roman 7.0 Cross, aud hae purchased a house known as the Earn'* stand, ou Church Street. We notice *nmo of our farmers are turning th^ir attention to new varieties of wheat, and many of fhem have thus greatly improved their seed. I-*>t spring we received a specimen of wheat from the Department of agriculture at Wash ington, called arnautka spring wheat, im ported from Odessa, Kusaia, which has proved fully equal to recommendation. It has a short hut full head,, thickly set with kernels. It ha* six rows and will undoubtedly yield well, The object of this distribution is to dii semminate new seeds ami extend those that have proved of sectional value. *T »" II4VI' m-«f -"/"il HIC »» nil" ,, oaU from Hamburg, which now look* re markably well. This year severnl of our farmejs hare made trial of the Early Kose potatoes, and so far a* w e have heard report fu vora le results. The Snow Ball is get tin^ to be a very popular potato in ibis section. The Kohlrabi or Turnip cabbage i* found In ninny gardens in this section, and has been established as being worthy of cultiratioh. Most of our fanners will commence to j>ick their hops this week. The henry wind which prevailed here last week wus very «le>tfructire to many field*. Curier Ocover I'ost, <». A. It., of Beth el, will start out on their cavalry camping out excursion,September l.*<th. The Kail Term of (ioulds* Academy commencedjon Tuesday, August 31st. Ç, fKor ttir Oxford I»« fno«*rat ' Mit. Editor: Allow m»* to say through your coliùune, th.it the farmers «»!'th. An droscoggin valley, in faston and vicini ty, were much disappointed in not meet ing th*» challenging party Mr. W ;·«! leigh, agent of til· Wood mower, on the day appointed for the trial by N\ I.. Mar shall, agent of the Buckeye mower. Very mauy of us. farmers, had frequently expres-.-d preference for the Wood mower, above all others, and probably in man) instances our confidence would not have been -shaken, had Μι*s Wood come forward, at the appointed time, t<» meet Miss Buckeye, in the rich valley of the Androscoggin, but the coquettish style in which sin· withdrew from the <Onte*4, when pushed by her rival, looked like adaiisnion on lier part, thai the walt/.iug of Mias Buckeye, over the uneven surface of our fairest meadows, would detract much from those laurels borne by her a.·» Queen Bee, from the bourbon hive, and on which aIoum she teems to rest her reputation. The manner in which ifoe challenge was given, and received by the Agents of tfao>e Mowers, gave us farmers a light to demand the Exhibition ; and judge ot our disappointment when the hour luid arriv ed for the contest,.instead of meeting the challenging party, we met the imputation that the brown fisted farmers of the An droscoggin, would uot be impartial judg es ; being the IVieiuU of Mr. Mai -bajl, that they would decide in I'avor of lii> Machine ; such imputations as those come with ill grace. I think the course of .Mr. Wadleigh in this caso, ha* lelt a very unfavorable iu thieoce in minds of oiu* farming com munity, and the result Κ that whereas before the day of trial as ap|>omted. Wood's machine had alarme preference to all other», tlwi prompt anti etûeienl man ner in which Mr. Marshall "came to trial," and responded to the wishes ot multitudes around him by exhibiting his machine ·ιι smooth and uneven sections, both bv experienced am! in xepericncod drivers, seemed to reverse the opinion of very many, as to the merits of those machines, and when the Androscoggin valley sluill again h bow her thousands of acres of her heavy grass, it w ill not be surprising to And the Queen IV e of the "Amherst Hive," introducing her little family. A Famuu. Canton, Aug 12th, 18Ci>. —A Farmer's Club fu> beeu organized at Uuckfield. which was addressed last Saturday, by 1 lou. Sidney Perham. It then made choice of Col. A. 1). White, President ; Vet anus Dec osier, Vice Presi dent, and M. A. Allen, Secretary; K. Wait, Wni. Chase, A. J. Hall were chos en a committee to preseut a subject for discussion at the next town meeting which is to be holden at the Town House in liuckticld, on the lHth of September, ιιζ 1 o'clock P. M. —We are indebted to the managers ot the New England Fair lor a complimen tary ticket to the next annual exhibition at Portland, commencing September 7th. All the railroad and steamboat fares have lieen red need, both on passongers and freight, and the largest attendance ever had is expected. Every farmer should improve this opportunity—the first which has offered in our State—of attending the New England Fair. —The hardware staio of Mr. Gibba, of Lovell was recently broken into and th« money drawer robbed of a small quantity of scrip.