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(Dîtorîi Jlemflcrat. ι \ ilx ΜΛ1ΝΚ. ΜΑΚΓΗ 4. 187:;. Public Virtue. l'ho stability ut a tree government rots no lees upon the virtue ami integri ty of the people than their intelligence. Every w«ll deposed tu tu ιίοιιο to >ee good government, and reprobate* every instance ol malleaaaace or corruption in office. Were this not so, our free gov eruiuont would bo a failure. I'iiat thi e is λ great need oi a reformation in our pablic men h:ia been m.vh· paintully c. i Jen! by the disdeeares of the past lew months. When the Tammany fraud» wero ex posed, we rejAfM such inisc«*nduet as local—not in danger of spreading—but the same spirit of plunder i» found in other quarter*—nay, in our national oap· ital, and among a cla*s of men we little suspected. The public exigencies re quire a porideation. It is not a partisan matter, tor corruption »h<>uid l>e frowned uihui, In whatever pai!y. Lot there In· no whitewashing or vicarious -acriliees. •Ml each man bear Iiih own guilt—no maKef livra «ha* height- he may l»e WaL·'· J dowu Is there no remedy for thi- downward tendency in politics® The venerable Poter Cooper, ot New York, the founder of Cooper's Institute, has been much e\· eiei«ed in this mutter lie !s circulating an artiele calcinated to arou-e public at tention, which points out a remedy. Iiis» idea is that corruption e\i-is and thrives in Iwrge communities—that bad men are elected to office, wIk» are nominated by paid hirelings, in caucus»· ■ uuder party machinery, becaus*· the men are un known—that in smaller communities, in tne country, lor instance, where mdiridu· alitv is not lost ia the crowd, a ru iu's ehaiacter is known and candidates for office are weighed accotding to their merits, llo would have representative v. .■ !·, ::i!uu:i.ties created—for instance let the whole town select a hundred, more or less, according to its size—a rcr of tho whole, and ballot tor them as ncj'rtstntaiiix huh. Let these select town officers to be voted lor by the whole town. The hnndred may choo*e a small er number who may be representative men to select County officer·, ami a • mailer number for highei officer·, and <r> on, and all citizens should feel a duty incumbent u]K>n them to discharge the offices to which they are elected. In other words, the gist ol tin· proposition us, to iuduce ail well disposed citizens to take part in the prtftuiry meetings, and sec that only good men are placed in u oui ι nation for otKi-e It is simply a j.urtft tH·/ «it the i'aiK-tts system— no matter how effected. The bane of the Caucus system h .is been that a irtc have managed the caucuses,because the iuh: v absented thcmseltt^ W e·Ιΐ disposed men mu»t see that some remedial measures looking to rvtorm in civil mutters, are adopted, or «e shall _o by tbo board. We are ready lo joiu "iu any move to accomplish reform—in the repubiican party, it ti,e rt.|0rm can I·· effected, as we have no doubt it can—t ut out o: it. it not—lor integiity and public virtue i~ above party. We believe in the hifih.r lu-r doctrine—not α jot or tittle surrendered. f* hut Congres* is Qoiny to tlo about it. Mucfc interest b.is ceutcrcit at Wash <(gWn the p^t \t« to >t-e what w . with the investigating C'ouj rfjKjr» in the Credit Mobilier **2JÈtt 11m Ckakmui, Jadge ftotud. £atdc an ·« defence of the report, and many »\τt Ike view* presented F.irn — worth, ot Illinois, »nd Vuorhi«» seem to I bo the principal detenders of Aiues aud I Brooks. The democrats a ill not \ otc tor ! the expulsion ot' îhe.-e men, and some ! republicans seem inclined to go with them, so it is doubtful *bout the result. I resolutions of condemnation of Auk··' conduct passed the House on Tliursdav l>y a vote of 181 to 35, and ot Brooks by a vote oi 174 to 32. C on^iess remaine<i iu ses>ion all uight I hursday, discussing the question. Mr. Brooks seek- to escape ou the ground that Lis offence was committed previous to his election—but α good tin· were to this Is that he was Interested in large dividends while iu Congress. Mr. Sj»eer, a democrat, admitted that j iu; had been anxious to clear Brooks, but loti.d not it. He eould exonerate 1'aaes and Scholbeld, but claimed that Ke'ley and Gartield, were equally guilty, and should be censured. 1 οι η an do \\ ood would not vote tor the expulsion of either Ames or Brooke, be cuuse he thought the loruier ought tu escape for turniug States evidence, and tho latter w.vi only included as u make weight for the purpce of holding up η member ot the demociajic party to odfom. Loral it. I he article on our outride, relative :o l>rul*, expresses our idea- exactly. Our aim is rather to furnish local intelligence, than the late· news. *bicb now <-oe« by telegraph. We rely upon our cores pondents, and never decline an item found in oar exchanges, and we think our tile· will show that wo do as liule steal ing :u our neighbors. Our iuie is. to give • «ci!.:, through this ι» sometimes omitted, in the hurry ot going to pre&s. I'ost Musters at Fault. It is hard enongb for printers to lose bv delinquent subscriber—but still hardej is it, when such subscribers move away, and their papers lemain in the lost oflico uncalled for, for Post Masters to Le re s in their duty, and receive and a - propriou the paper to their own use, against express orders from the Post Master General—for a year at a time. Our attention has ju>t Citfjed to such a.xw, of a Po-t Master uutof the Slate. -ToWls are requested to send in tbei fWhlt tff their town meetings, with the JBi υί (own officers. LKU18LA Tl VK. Tho Législature adjourned tuiailv on Thursday night, at 10 o'clock, aller a -c -ion of lorty-eigbt days. The number of Act- passed is 317, an J 106 resolves. It has been a working, well disposed and cautious acting body, whose doings will receive less criticism, we think, than is common to soch bodies. That tierce light predicted over the Boslou Λ: Maiue force bill ended in ten minutes. There was a vigorous paper session Thursday. * Ih\ Brickett made some remargin be· halt ot the Kefonu Clubs, and got a con tributioti ol $120. T. 11. Hubbard, Esq., offered to give $25 it any member would j;ive a like sum. Hon. Nelsou Dingley, Jr , "saw him," and l>r. Brickett took the $09. (jov. 1'erham has appointed W. K. S. Whitman, tsq., ot Augusta, better known as "Toby Candor," of the Boston Journal, to collect the industrial statistics ; of the State pursuant to » resolve of the Legislature. An excellent appointaient. Gov 1'erham has nominated K. B. j Smith, ot Saco, liepoiter ol Decisions. Four of tlio Judges endorsed Smith. Mr. VcrtiU's petition was the most nu merously signe»! by the km. and Hr. rul<ilcr's came uext. Col. Spaulding had the mem bet s of three bars on hie papers, and sc\etal hundred ex-soldiers, j including several Ueucrals. Mr. Crosby was endorsed by Speaker Blaine,Senator Hamlin, and Congressmen* Hale and l'eicrs. Yose's petition was numerously signed by lawyers. The contest which is now closed by Smith's appointment, has been very exciting and protracted. The County tax authorized by the legislature for Oxford County for 1*73 is #12,000. l'Ue pay of fence viewers was r;used i to l-'.OO |«er day, but thai ol School Committee men was denied In tho estimation of some, it tak«s more ot a man to view a /cmce Ilia· a ichooi. The resolve in favor of the chapel ol the lusaue Hospital, was taken from the table and indefinitely postponed. Tbt general railroad bill was taken ltom the table and referred to the uext Legislature. Tbo Committee of Coulerence on the resolve to promote the Temperance lie form reported a new resolve appropria· | ting $2000 lor this purjHwe. This cumc from the Senate passed t<» be engrossed and w is in the House indeliuitely jk>si potied. ψ The LcuuIoh Journal says: At one ûme it looked as though nothing would be doue to promote the educational in terests ot the State, but the pa->>age ol the free high school bill at last secured perhaps thu iuo;l iu.pori.tnl measures in this direction lor a generation. Under ι this bill the Mate encourages every tow n to maintain a tree higli school for one, two, three or lour terms a year, by pay ing one-hail expense of instruction not exceeding #Ô00 Irom the Mate to any oue town. The Normal Schools have been placed under a board of Trustees, and a special appropriation has been uiade each tor apparatus and a liberty. School Committees have been authorized to introduce auy studies that they m ιν think proper into common schools. V ial assistance has be«u given the ; Madawaska schools on condition that Lng. sh only shall be taught in them. Al» appropriations lor Academies have been refused. A bill fur a eommi -ioner of school» in each county to be elected by the people, has been referred t·» the next Legislature. A pioposition lor compulsory attendance on schools, was defeated. iur uusi χιυρυι ι;ιιιι >u υι u public character, is a iaw authorising couutie> to erect workshops in conuctiou ; wi.a tlit* jikiis. ,ku«l requiring the sen to nee ot persous con Tic teil tu Le imprisonment to and labor in an ν jail luaiutaiuiu;; u workshop—the jails being put under the geaenl eoatni ot the Slate Prison In· j spectois, as to classification ol prisoners, «te. The laws relating to insurance have been modifie J so to provide for greater security. Tho Savings Banks Ian* has been modified so as to require tho distribution of surplus profits once in two years instead of four ; and so as to provide for tho bsue of duplicate bouks of deposit where the original book is lual. Thu project ot building a now in sane hospital has been referred to a com mission who ate to receive proposait from any town desiring to have it loca ted within its limits, procure plans and estimates, and reports to the next Legis lature. A law has been passed authoriz ing the commitment of wayward git Is to the new Industrial School for Girls at Ilallowcll. The State has appropriated $0,000 towards expenses of the school the ii.-st year, provided the Trustees raise $20.000. The State College ot Agriculture Las received an appropriation of $.'4,000. An appropriation ef $1000 annually has lecn made for the collection and compil ation ot statistics relatiug to manufactures and industrial pursuits in Maine, to be published and distributed under the di rection of the Governor and council. Tho proposition lor a geological survey has been deleated. A law has been passed to «coure the proper expenditure of school Uiouey. Provisions have been made for λ re-survey of the State line between Muine and New Hampshire. Municipal officers of towns have been required to provide tor the Iree vaccination of all , their citizen·. The proposition to in crease the salary of members of tho Leg islature has been defeated. The bills to provide for port wardens and harbor commissioners were also deleated. The railroad legislation has consisted oi a charter of tho Bath A: Portland, and Audroscoggin Λ: Oxford railroads ; the extension ol time tor the location of tho Bridgton Branch road, and tho Maine Central road from Cumberland to Port land ; an authorization allowing the ► branches ot the M. C. Railroad to con • solidatc : the confirmation of the location of the Boston & Maine; and the author· Î ization of P. S. & P. road to tun further ! ' into the c>Jy of Portland The general railroad law, aftor passing the House by u .-tronvi vote, was defeated in the Sen ate, and subsequently reforred to the next Legislature. The bill to compel the Maine Central and Boston & Maine rail· roads to connect, was referred to tho uext legislature. Among other matters disposed of, the Legislature has declined to submit the question ol the shire town ol Somerset to a vote of tho people ol that county ; and have divided tho town of Watorrille, incorporating tho new town of West Watervillo. The eider quostiou was settled by a re peal of tho law of last year relating to eider, î.ihI a revival ol tho previous law excepting cider from tho ©juration* ol the prohibitory law ; and then by the passage <>1 a supplementary act uppl>ing the nuisance act to tho sale oi any intox icating liquors, including fitter when in toxicating. COXGltESS. At the evening session of the Senate Thursday, the consideration of the Lou isiana bill w.-w resumed and dis«-u*scd. Mr Merrill of Maine, submitted the im port ol tho Senate Credit Mobiliei com mittee accompanie«l by the following resolution :— Resolved, That James W. Patterson be and lie is hereby expelled from his seat a·* a member of tho Senate. The Isouisianu bill was discUiSed ill night, nnd tho Sonata did not adjourn until 7:40 Saturday morning. The Louisiana question was discussed in every form, and finally was rejected by a vote of 18 to 20. In the House Mr. Kelley defended him self from Mr. Speer's charges. Other speeches were made. At last the motion to lav the resolution censuring Mr. Kel ley ou the table was offered and agreed to—yeas 117 ; nays 75. Mr. Stevenson offered a resolution con demning tho conduct of Samuel Hoopejr of Massachusetts, which the House re fused to Consider. Mr. Sargent then offered a resolution discharging the selest committee on Credit Mobilier matter from further con sideration on the subject, which was agreed to—114 to 75. Tho Speaker then stated that it took the matter entirely from tho considera tion of tho Hou«o. Tho House committee on appropria tions this morning eonsideied the Senate amendment* ίο t!»<* p<»tofllc*i appropria tion bill, and agreed to non concur in the amendment lorbidding the transmission ol free matters so far as the same affect ed exchanges among newspapers. — Fret JF/ίί/Λ Schools. We rejoice that the Free Hi^li School bill passed the legislature. Its provisions will be seen in another article. Now lot the Paiis Hill District either have a new school house for a Free High School, or buy the Academy building for the pur j>ose. W'o hope an article will be insert ed in the Warrant for a School District meeting,to effect one or the other of these objects. Terrible Accuhut. Iho « il» til .ι sixston building in Hanovct Street, Booton while υη lire, on Thusday last, lell in, killing t ·ιιι |►«·ι -, and injuring lourtcen other*, two ot which aiu thought i<> L. tat.il. The nails It'll while I ire men wore on udders leaning against theiu. The papers rail the building a uuu-Uap. Aie tin re not many others a·, dangerous in that and other cities ? Thf l.ml of the IrMOil. The Augusta House i- all ablaze to night. 1'he serUs of social gathering·» which have marked the season, culmin ate to night in a grand select rccherchc party, the moat biillunt <»t the winter. Gov. IYrham and staff, members «I the Legislature, and gentlemen from nil part * of the State, with the bon ton «»!" Augusta, are among the gentlemen pie*- j cut. The ladies aie dressed with such ; exquisite taste that any description of toilette would be impossible We notice among Uie ladies present Miss Kgery and Mrs Woods ami the Mi-·»»·» WootI of Bangor, Miss Hob-on of Portland, the Misses Perhatu, Mrs. Palmer and the Misses Webster ol Orouo, Mrs. O'Brien ol Cornish, Mrs. Nye, Mrs. Col. Osgood, Mis» Sawin, Mrs. Col. Drew, Mrs. Milli ken of Augusta, and the Misses Swan. Cony's Quadrille Band of Augusta, furn ish the music. It is acknowledged that this is the most successful gatlicring of the season. Messenger Walker, of the House, one ol tLe most faithful and efficient oflicere, was presented to-day by the members with a purse of $100. The presentation was made by Mr. Mathews ol llamptleu. Tin Maine Outrai Xtrtln; Jmlge Itice uu Ka» y Victor, At the meeting ol the Maine Central railroad stockholders held at Waterville, R. 1). Rice, of Augusta, J. B. Brown of Portland, Abner Coburn of Skowhegan, Noah Woods ol Bangor, G. M. Patten ol Bath, Geo. L. Wood of Boston, I). Allien of Augusta, A. P. Morrill ol Headtield, II. N.Jose ot Poitland, L. Strickland ol Livermore, and Lewis Pierce of Portland, were chosen directors. The meeting was entirely harmonious ia all its pro ceedings. The names ot A. D. I,ock wood and 11. 1>. Dunn, who have served as directors tor a long lime, were with diawn from the list. At a subsequent meeting ot the direc tors, Hon. It. D. Itice ot Augusta, was unanimously elected as President, and lion. A. P. Morrill as Vice President. —The Whig says it was estimated at the Lumbermen's Convention held in Bangor, Wednesday, that Androscoggin County had on haud 6,000,000 of old logs; logs cut this year, 41,000,000, mak ing 16,000.000. Last year· the total amount of logs on hand was 65,000,000. The total amount of sawed spruce on hand is 1,000,000, and ot sawed pine 400,000. The Sunny Side. The parishioner· and Irion ils of Her. Dr. and Mrs. Estes improved last Friday afternoon and evening to pay their re spect*. In the evening η large number assembled. Dca. J. B. Thayer very ap propriately expressed the pleasure it afforded the company to welcome them to their hearts and homes—their labors and llmir rewards. Tho following orig inal hymn was then sung : T\tne —//»·»«·, Sicfrt Πυ»te. 1 Crnne, Iriond' anil brrthron, all unite, With voire· xtroutf aud clear, To sing a welcome greeting To our much-lore»! pastor, dear; Tlivugh Angry clouds hare lowered Ami wintry now· arc drear, Oui hear!» are warm and earnest, Ami we'll sing with hearty clievr, A welcome ' welcome, now ! WMh heart niul roue unite·!. A cordial welcome here. II Dear friend, we hail your ouminR hero With heartfelt, tree delight; To «how our love to you tunl > otii η. H c'ii' gathered hen; to-night; Vml may these little tribute Of friendship, whicli we hiing, Γ,ui prove to yon the earnest love We cherish, while we sing Our «ιΊι'ιΐηβ to l'aris Hill. Willi earnest In arts. wo hid J ou, now. Welcome to Paris Hill. III Hear tcacher, we, thy whnlars, Will strire. with Godly fear. To learn the lesson* thou do-t te.vli. And take heed how we hear; And, at the leet of Jesus, We'll, all. together stay ; And learn of Christ, our Master. The lile, the truth, the way. W« Iconic, welcome here ! With heart, anil voice united, We hid you welcome here. IV Dear I'aslor, you are needed, This flock to tend aud feed; And we, thy sheep, will follow Where'er thr voice may lead, Till Christ, the great, true Shepherd, . shall all together hrtnjp Tj lairer, green· r pastures, Where angel*, then, will sing A weleome, welcome home I To Christ, the gn at, true Shepherd, Will bid us welcome home I Mrs. II. F. Morton then presented a handsome sum of money to Mr. Estes, in behalf of tho ladied of the Society. Dr. Este» responded with much lecli·#. Baying thai their songs of welcome, both here ami at the church when he preached his trst sertuou, had mat!ο sweet tnclodj in his heart. Ho made somo pleasant allusions to hit first sermon at this church, iu 1*4$, aid r<-«ognizcd in his presence now, the gentleman who thi n entertain· ed him—(Mr. Elias Chase, now oi Port land Alter other singing, and much social intercourse, the company made their adieus, highly pleased with the enjoyable evening «pent at the l'arson age. Wo found thai the Dr. was a man ο I bo«>k<—his private library l>eing so ex tensive ho can hardly liud room lor it in his large parlor, which he appropi iatc· for his study, lie enters uj>oii his pasto rate here with a united church, an in creasing lOHgrcgation, and tho hearty good wishes of all citizens. Chaur Heirh Meeting, The Chase heir* met in convention at South 1'aiis. thc*J7lh iusl., and organized by choosing Klias Chase, Ksq., of Port land, President, and Aidcn ( hase, h-'|·, ul Woodstock, Secretary. Jiiia- t 'hase, Κ»·|.. gave a very inter· o>ti»»ix report ol the several meeting*, beld in different |·. ice- «>_· the I haso heiis ami proving thai a v< ιy largo estate i» held in C'h m iv in England, «Ί which the Ιιυίι» ol Wilim.i. Γΐιοιηη* and Aquila Cha-c au· entitled. lliruui Chnet\ K>«j , «il l'ai m, submitted a plan to iv » titrate Iho uction υΐ the heirs in pro-ccuiing their claims to the estate, and Inn ing out the genealogy of William, Thon ι* ami Aqnila Chusc, which was adopted, and agreeably t*> the provisions therein, and to pet feet an or ganization lor that purpose, Edmund t'uitis, ol Paris, was chosen President; I'eter C. Fickett, of Pari». Sect clary; Aldcn Chase, of Woodstock, i'uasurer; llirani Cha -e. of Paris, Agunt to su licit lund> lor said purpose*. All measures taken are to 1>υ in aid of, and to co operate with the action of the Committee choseu at the Convention of the Chase Heirs, recently held in Boston. The evidence of a large estate in Eng· land belonging to the Chase hoirs is so apparent, and the piospeet of obtaining it so favorable, an Agent to investigate the matter will he sent to Kngland so Soon as funds suftieient lor '.hat purpose are contributed. A. C. Musical. Never have the citizens of Norway and vicinity enjoyed so ri«'h a treat as is offered them in the Concert advertised in another column of this paper, ami we have every reason to congratulate our selves on ι ho prospect buforo us, and it remains for us to give them a reception that will show that we are able to appre· ciato and enjoy a first class concert. Of Mrs. O. \V. Uurnham, her reputa tion as one of tho linesl American singers is too well established to need comment. Since her return from Europe sho has met with the greatest »uuecas whorcver she has appealed, and is now ono of the leading sopranos in Boston. Mrs. Den nett is an artist of unusual cultivation, and has a most pleasing and sympathetic voice. Mr. Dennett, whoso namo is so familiar to all our citizens, but whose voicc we have never been permitted to hear, is well known by most of us as a musician of extraordinary ability, and most finished cultivation. Of Mr. Fes eeudeu it is impossible to say too much. All unite in conceding to him tho first place among the ten or» ol ibis country, lie never fails lu give the most entiro satisfaction. He is a member of tho re uowncd Temple Quartette of Boston, ol which we often see such flattering accounts, Mr. Marston, who is well known, not only as a thoroughly culti vated pianist and organist, (having studied under the be it masters in this country, also in Germany·) but as a com poser of more than ordinary met it. ι AU lovers of music will avail them ' selves ol this opportunity of listening to such a combination ol musical talent. Jteath of Orra Hall. Mr. Orra Hall, nu old resident of South Paris, died on Sunday; ut about 11 o'clock in tho foronoon, just as the Meut· ing House Boll, which bo was accustom· cd to ring. was tolling its last nolo for morning service. He had had a cold, with a little difllculty of breathing before Friday, and ou I hat day had a spasm or partial paralytic shock, from which he did not fully recover. lie was a (rue hearted, kind and genial townsman, whoso loss will be generally mourned. He was about 70 years of ago. His luucral will occur on Wednesday, probably Iroiu the Congregational Church. Smlilcn iteath. Mrs. Su-aii Brings,of this town, widow ol the late Joseph Briggs, complained ol feeling unwell on Friday evening lost, and in twenty minuits lite woe extinct. It is supposed to bo a case i*l heart , disease. .tuothé'r Xonrtif/ Kmnterjtrtee. A company lur the manulacturo ol the Kvans Kill . m tins ι Ι.ιιν, has been char· ton·»! b> lin I,·-i»laturo. We were pre*· ι cut when « ι . ιlii· mveiilvrs and man . ulaiturer. .Mr. ·». K. Kvan», was at Αιι·! gu.-ta, exhibiting tiie new rillu to military j lin n mid other», ami ran bear witness to I the universal eommendntiou which it te· tvived. It is ikhtincd to supercede all others in use, owing to its superior points ol excellence. The Killc is constructed on all entirely new plan Iroiu any other, and is the re· suit of years of study ol Dr. W. It. Kvans, formerly, ol Norway, and of his brother (ΐ. F. F.vans, the ingenious pro prietor of the Machine Shop at Norway. The Hille is strong and beautiful in all its points, not differing in size from the common rifles. It weighs 9 1-2 pounds with a 5 pound baircl. It is a breech loader. Tho slock will hold ihirly < tyhl cartridges ol forty·four one hundredth calibre. · The whole number ol «arlridgca can be put in in one minute, and the whole number discharged in 19 seconds, with· out taking lliu lillu Iroiu tin* »houldt«r. The grandest Iraturo ol this gun is that it eau be loaded from twenty to thirty times a minute and retain the magazine lor close action. There are no long spring* to become weak, as the hammer and tiiggur spring* an· the only springs in the gun Kach lartridge is forced into it» po.itiou by a device which is stroag and sure; eich is in a ceil by itaelt, doing away with liability ol ex ploding by coming in contact with each Other. There are but loui working pieces in the whole construction of the rifle. My removing onK one· screw, the working parts can be removed and cleaned and icplaced in a ver) few min utes. The Kifle has been patented, and we i prcdict will lind lavor in other countries I a* well as this It needs only to be seen and trii-d, to receive popular favor. Ûoutli Varia. Kev. Α. Κ Γ Stnnll, of I*«»rtlnn·!. well known in Oxford County ji* m cloquent Hipliot preaehcr, (formerly ol Buck tie Id) will tho flint lecture in the Oxford Ν ·πη.il lijsiitdt·· cinn-c, next Κι i<l:iy evening. (>ni people *« j!l Ι»· gl.vl to nvnil themselves ·ι tun (>|>|miilunil) ot m r i ·.* this popular I >i ν inc. We undctMiim! lh.it I he Irvtnre to bo 11«« ivered in lore tin· course l»y Kcv. Ν . II Μι. «tri, »*ili I»t on WomAn's Suffrage. IΊη· Oxlord Normal Instivalu has ft l;ii^« i number"' >< holnn than ov ·ι this spring. I Iat turn! luomivs to be a very popular one. (>»* i«iiî îoiho bail traveling, imt Moil· d:ij, the Lodge oi (rood Templar* was not organized tlml evening, bill will bo this (Mo «lay) evening. l>r. Geo. M. Twitclull, i* exj>eclfcd to be present. Λ meeting ol the Corpora tors of the South I'nri·» Savin»* Hank li «« been called at Kngine II .II. South l'aris, on Thurs day next. >1 irch Gih, nt Ί o'clock, for tho pur|H»se ol organizing. Xorway Item*. The Advertiser says : Wo learn that W. II W oodbury lia» «obi thw Hotting ! mare, Lady Harland which lie purchased recently of Messrs Crookcr & Crosby, ' for $1,000. Iter Mr. Tabor wil) deliver a lecture ou the "Dignity of Human Nature," on WodiH .-day evening, Match 5th, in the In.ttituio Hall. All arc invited. Smoke was diecovorcd Tuesday morn ing mi'king its way through the roofof the building oeeupicil by Whitcomb & Ox nard. and had it not been for tho large amount of snow ou tho building, wo might liuve hail quito a tire. A few handtuls ol snow extinguished Ihc flumes, doing little or no damage. The lire was occasioned i) » defect in tho chimney, which was probably mudo tho day befoit, or tiiai morning, by the setting of the building. To prevent a similar accident, the old chimney has been torn down, and a new one ι· being built from the I basement Mr. Allen Story, one oi thu lirui of 11. F. dpinner <i Co., who are to occupy the Shiwj Factory, was in town Wednes day, ami expressed himself very much pleased with thu workmanship and up· pearauco ol the building. He will re turn in about two weeks, to manage the putting in of tho machinery, nearly all j of which is ready. Tho contractor Mr. Houghton is pushing thu work with all ' possible dispatch. The chi «uey is up and tho windows going in. so that the workmen « ill bw coiuforta'dy house J in a short time. ]>.. Je*so Ho wo, a wel| known ph}si cian, died on Friday 25th ol pulnionat) cans jtuplion, aged 57. He was born in Sumner. — Our conscript lathers sometimes in dulge in tiie pleasure ot tin· dance, and are quite proud o| thuir uubjojremenl· in that line. Says Senator Justin Morrill ι — I think I can dance as well as Hnnul· bal liamlin, and 1 am sure I can dance 1 better than Zachariah Chandler. Urthrl Item 9. I he past winter if not first-rate for lu tube1 niieo aud wood hauler*, generally excels ior the using up of coario kind· of fodder. Last week wo poor mortals were completely snow bliid. Friday night, Feb. 20th, snow fell to the depth of twelve inches. On tho following day old Boreas blow his blast, promiscuously piling the snow into huge drifts. We loarn it will cost the town $50·) to put the roads in passable condition. Thus far our snows have come in u very digniliod manner itnl have been much given to friskiness alter tlioy havo got here, so we liave had only about six weeks ol good sleighing. Where uro our woather-wiso and sugar-wise people this season, «ho are flush with prophecios f We fail to hear from them. Much has been said and written on tlio flow of sup which we think variée with the state of the vvcather, being most abundant when the nights are cool and the days warm. This has been explained on the supposition that on warm day· the air contained in the trunk of the Iree expands, thus forcing the sap out, whilo as tho tree cools off nt night, the air contracts, uud the .sap rises from the root* to siippl} the vacuum, to l>c a« uu forced out the next day. As itoou as the leave» commence it» expand the flow ceases, bccau.se then the leaves are able to ovaporate all the water that the roots can supply. Some thirty thousand sugar trees will ho lapped in Hot he I this spring. Mr. John Swan, 2d, intends to set twelve hundred buckets this season. Mr. J. Moody, of Walker'* VlilN, has sold out his intereit in tho Bedstead Fac tory to Mr. Lyman Itussell. Wo regret to lose Mr. ΑΙ., as ho is one of our enter prising and highly ostecmcd young men. Mr. El)*r Clough is having some two hundred cords ol white birch Imuled into his mill this winter, which he is sawing ibfo spool timber. Mr. Hcrsey, formerly Principal of Gould's Academy, is studying law with Hon. Knoch Fouler, Jr. C. Bethel will bo 100 years old next year. I ho first mill and house were orevted iu 1774. Tho citizons of the town should begin to think about α centennial. < apt. John Marris η ml vifo nro the oldest married couple in the villngo at Bethel Hill. They have well-nigh reach ed their lour score years, and have been married lifty-two. He moved from Win ihrop forty-nine years ago, and carried with him tho lir»t barrel of flour ever brought into the town; also a barrel ol rum, and a barrel of dried apple, which his wife supposed could not be had so lar in the country. These article·, with tho spinning·wheels, formed α promi nent part of their movable property. Ilov. J. F. Simmons will gi*o the fourth of b's free course of Lecture· in the l'niversalist church, Wednesday evening, March 6th. Subject. "Darwin ism in fis relation to Thcologv." Arrangements for our course of Lee· lures by speakers from abroad, are being pcrlcctcd. Hon. Israel Washburn, Kev. (Όο. H - liicknell and Mayor Kingsbury have been engaged, and for our fourth we are hoping to engage Consul Murray for a "Reading." Notice of tho time of lii>t lecture will be jjiven next week. The who!u thing is in charge ol a Com· mitteeconsisliug <>f lliram Young, a. M. Twitebell and (I W. Haskell, who in a lew ι lay s will have tickets lor »alo. .1 lint nu I (mm, i In· various manufacturing establish in· i:t> :ii Albany mil Waterford are very prosperous. Among those tit Albany is tin; iii'W and extensiv·· spool lactory of Bartlettà Elliot. The} etuplo) constant· It men, and arr doing a largo business. The kind of wood used is white birch, which has long considered al most worthless either lor lucl or lor man ufacturing purposes, i'hu dimensions of the factory are 1 H'xbU feet The good effect ot this enterprise i· «eon in the houses which arc .springing up, and in other evidences of turilt iaauil>«t throughout All any and Water ford. The snow is diifted badly. The snow ii livo feet deep iu litis vicinity. C. Knceland has recently purchased a fine timber lot at Albany. Ths tim ber is being hauled to the mill of John Lynch, where it is manufactured into Ixixus.—LetvUton Journal. /iuck/Ulil Itφιιμ. The drifts on ιΙιμ -'.M reached the high est point lor the season. The main travel· ed road in many places in Bucklield, is higher than tho fence, which tokens bud traveling in luture. There is much sickness at Kast Buck· tield, this winter. Asa Taylor, nged 72 years, born and living at Buckflcld, never drank tea, used tobacco, or draik ardent spirits only a· a medicine. Being reared where tho cus tom compelled him to treat his associates, he paid, but never drank, saying ho would rather cast tho three cents into the Xezinscott liver. Timu has not yet add ed a silver hair to his raven locks. They have had an antiquarian supper and a calico ball at tho village to add to their funds to furnish a bell aud furniture for tho contemplated school house. Much rejoicing "all along the lino" that there is a prospect that the Buck tield Hailroud is not always to be an ob ject of disappointment. Capt. J, Harvey Bates of Buckfteld village, had a paralytic shock on the 18th, which has partially affected one sido. Cyrus C., son of the lato Orias De Coster of East Bucktield, is Prolessor of Languages at St Paul, Minn. Married, Jan. 30th, at Lake City, to Julia C\, daughter <»t Jude Williamson of that place. IIautfoed. —The Augusta correspondent of tho Rockland Free Press says: "Island Falls is largely represented in the House as tho gentleman of that place tips 350 pounds! Mr. lieegan of Madawaska is the best feeling man in the body." Tho same corn spondeut truthfully continues: "In a frout seat at the left, is Nelson Uinglvy, dr., of the Lewistou Journal, one ol tb#most honorable journalists in Maine, or anywhere else, aud one oi tho ablest men in either branch." Hebron I tame. Λ correspondent υί the Lewiston Jour· nal snya Tuesday evvniug. Fob. 18lh, as η party of ladies ami geutlemen of Hebron, were returning from \V«»t Au burn, some ol tho horses boeame unman ageable oil uccounl of not being harness c«l right, and commenced kicking. There were six tea urn «lose bchiud, and as the road was very narrow, Ibey wore all obliged to (all back. Several sleighs were overturned, aud the occupant· pitched into the snow. Dr. Lane's lioi»e got into tlvn siiow, and demolished his sleigb, and breaking away dashed iu among the other teams. General «ou· sternation ensued. Tho ladies, after em· erging from the snow, scaled tlie «ton# wall. As soon as thu horwes were <piiet· ed tho doctor piocceded to ascertain what and who were injured. He lound two or throe ol tho sleighs wrecked, but further than this no damage was done. I'orter Item*. Mr. Editor:—We are lia» ing very tin· pleasnnt weather now in this locality, very cold, with much wind and uiucù enow Many ot our roads have beeu abandoned in consequence of the great number of drifts and their depth. The I'. & O. Kailroad wus completely ido< kt d for several days since the storm ol Fri day, causing the mails to be provokingly delayed. The train was detained iq lirownlield, being out of wood and water, and they had to telegraph to Port· land for help to get through. Kvory in dication goes to show that wu have plenty of snow to last for months to conie if ordinary care and prudonoc is observed. Mr. Wru. Chapman, of Kczar Falls, is lying in α very critical condition, suffer ing severely froui u paralytic shock. Mr. (i. T. Hicklotd, of the samoplooe, has rented hi* stand to N. W. Stone, and is soon to niovo with his family to Lewi», ton. Tho several schools of this town have been remarkably successful this winter; we have heard of no failure whatever as Vet. X IHxflehl Item*. Mr. Wni. Scvery, a former resident of this town, dit*J in Fanningtou.Feb. «4th, 1H73. aged 67. Mr. Severy was bore in Dixfield, and was the only son ol A*» Scvery, late ol Dixfield, deceased. Wm. Scvery lived in Diifleld, on what is known a* the Sovery Hill, on his father's old farm, till about twelve years ago, when his only son, Dr. James U. Severy, who in well known as one of the Medical Lecturers upon "Anatomy and Surgery" in Howdoin College, located himself al Farm iu g ton as a physician, lie theu be ing possessed of a handsome property, moved to Farmington to reside. Mo was a nian of integrity and firmness ot pur pose and character, aud much respected by all who knew him. R. .louth H'uoilttock Item*. G G. Fuller of South Woodstock. cat hid loot badly in the wood# on Thuisday last. He was splilliug a stiuk I»ud llm axe «truck fairly on tho top »f tho f(H.| and cut straight through th* small bon<?s nearly to the bottom of the foot. l>r. K. Yates dressed the loot. The snow in the woo It wo recoil to bo lull live feet. 1. W. Andtews, tho vclerau undertaker, ha». >jot up a now style Burial C'a»··, tor wliich he has applied lof a l'aient Rev. J. II. Gritlin, Methodist, sttp plie< lb·· pulpit three-fourth of the litue nud the rest of the time at Br y atil's Bond. — We undeislaud tJiat Fosseuden Swan, λ bo b.ia Ldon cutting wood on Ml. Abraiu in Greenwood, the past wiuter, recently lelt uainp, and not returning, search *as made the next morning when bis dead bod) was loiirul* sillily frozen. We to· membtir that Fessundeu Swan, thirty li*u years ago, was u young man ot some promise, though even then ho had ac quired an appetite lot strong drink. Ho was married young to an intelligent girl ol a good family, and thoy h vd seveial children As he grew older, tho app*· tile for stimulauts increased, until lomo ten years ago ho forsook wife and chil dren, and lor most ot the time since, ha· led a 11 to liltlo better than » vagabond· ago. This is another itriking example of the baneful otTect· of iuteaperance.—· Maine Farmer. —Conductor Stevens (our "Sam*), o! the Portland and Ofdeusburg Railroad, who has recently enjoyed the*now block· ado, says that tho people of Uiowutlold, Fryebutg and lliram are the "whitest" pooplo lie ever met. They brought pro visions, and abundanco of them, te his snow-bound train, in toiuo instances a distance of over six miles. Hu te(»orts tho road all right uow.—Portland Press. —The Keuuebec Journal has ascer tained some (acta in regard to ·ηο of tho Représentatives of tho present Legisla turo, which it challenges tho world to beat. Moses Alloy, Esq., of Hartford, is 46 years old; has a wifo and ten childrcu all living; father and mother both living, aged respectively 78 and 76 years; all of his brothers and sisters, seven in uuui ber, are liviug; all the grandchildren, twenty-one in number are living. Up to the present time there has never been a death i· the family. —Judge Luce, of Lewiston, whoso familiarity with Probate practice as Judge of Probate for many years, well qualifies him to this work, has compiled an excellent book, giving all the needed information and requisite forms for doing I'robato business in our Courts. It is uot only valuable lo prolesaional men, but indispensable to Justices ot tho Peace and all who desire lo selllc I.stales. Its price, f'i.AO, could be saved many Unie# over in law fees. The book may be ob lained of Dresser, McLellen & Co., i'ul> lishors, Portland, or George S. Plumraer, Lewiston. —The Androscoggin Herald, at Mu chanic Falls, has 1>οβμ rpviretj by Mr. Clark. It makes a neat appearance, and we trust will be sustained.