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VOL- L PORTLAND, ME., TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 24, 1862. NO, 2. RURTLAHD DAILY PRESS, JOHN T. OILMAN,» _ JOSEPH B. HALL, fE<morB» Ib published at No. 82} EXCHANGE STREET, in FOX BLOCK, by FO*TKIl, GILMAN aild HALL, Under the firm name of N. A. FOSTER A CO. T erm«: , The Portland Daily Press Is published every morning, (Sundays excepted), at 96.00 per year in ad vance. The Maine State Press 1b publish'd every Thurs day morning, at 91.60per annum in advance; 91.75, if paid within the year; and 98.00, if payment be de layed beyond the year. Rates of Advertising: I Transient Advertisements. 91.00 per square, for three insertions or leas; exceeding three, and not more than one week, 91.25 per square; 76 cents per week after. One square every other day one week, 91 00; 60 cents per week after. Exhiritions, Ac., under head of Amusements, 92.00 per square per week. 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The contest of the Monitor and Mrrrim&c; the passage of casemated pits mounting over 100 guns, by the fieet at New Orleans, has created a great discussion in Europe, upon the subject of fortifications, and Punch has truly said that there seems to be now a rivalry in England between the Navy and War Depart ment, to see which shall first produce inpene trable ships, or invulnerable pits. Whenever the aristocracy who govern Eng land wanted to provide for their second sous, Ac., In the Army and Navy, they had only to hold up their John Bull Scarecrow, a French invasion, to make the Commons loose their purse strings and grant millions lor defense. One party now is for abandoning the old system of forts and trusting to Iron floating batteries, and one branch ol the question, that of the Spithead forts, has been referred to a Defence Commission who have just given their report to the country. “The Commissioners, haring duly consider ed the whole subject by the aid of the newest lights and latest experiments, “feel warranted in the conclusion that, in a short time, guns will be produced of sufficient power to pene trate, at a considerable distance, the heaviest armor plating that is compatible with the nec essary qualities of sea-going vessels.” They then continue:— “These considerations re specting the progress which is being made in the production of ordnance of increased power, tend to show, that in all probability, the rela tive value of forts, as opposed to ships, will be gradually increased. The fort may be made impregnable, and practically invulnerable, and can carry guns of any size; it can be con structed so that its fire cannot be silenced by that of a ship, whilst the latter, to the thick ness of whose armor there must lie a limit, is liable to be sunk by the guns of the fort; the distance at which this can be done being, as before observed, dependent on the power of uie gun. i no nxed floor of the fort, moreover, enables foil effect to be given to the advanta ge* which are derived from the precision of the Are of rifled gun*; whilst the want of a steady platform seriously diminishes the accu racy of the Are which can be obtained from such ordnance.” The report, which was unan imously agreed to, concludes as follows:— The foregoing considerations lead us to the j conclusion that fortiflcation is a necessary ele- ! merit in any arrangement for our permanent security, and that the construction of forts at Spithead is essential for the protection of that anchorage. In proportion to the deveiopement of the power of artillery, the value of the forts will be increased, and the space to be de fended by floating batteries diminished. But whaterer that space may be, the support of 1 forts Is necessary to give the defence a superi ority over the attack. We therefore adhere to the opinion expressed in our report of the 26th of February, 1861, appended hereto, that the combined system of forts and floating batte ries therein recommended will be not only the most economical, but the only really efficient, mode of providing for the defence of Spit head.” “Sir Wittlam Armstrong quite concurs in their conclusion, and declares lie can equip these forts with guns which will do as much damage at 2000 yards range as the twelve-ton gun has done at 200.” Arrest of the Master's Mate of the Privateer Scmtek.—In consequence of in formation received by the U. S. authorities in this city that one Smith, late master's mate on board the rebel privateer Sumter, was a pas senger in the brig Harriet, from Surinam, bound for this port, a watch was kept for the appear ance of that, vessel in our harbor. Yesterday afternoon she was signaled, and offieer W. K. Jones of the U. S. Marshal's office at once pro ceeded in one of the Custom House boats along side the brig as she wss coming up the harbor. Master’s Mate Smith, being anxions to get on shore among Union-loving people, asked and obtained the privilege of coming ashore In the Custom House boat. He stepped on board ap parently with a light heart and free and easy air, but the moment after his feet touched Mas sachusetts soil, officer Joues touched him on tlie shoulder, and informed him that he was not j at liberty to go where he pleased, hut must go : with him. This was the flrst intimation that the rebel had that he was in the hands of a Union officer of the law, but there w as no al ternative, and Master’s Mate Smith, whose true : name is James Lyons, was escorted to jail, I where he was locked up to await examination. —[Boston Journal, 2tith. How TO Gbow Bkautijtl. Persons may outgrow disense and become healthy by prop er attention to the laws of their physical con stitution. By moderate and daily exercise men may become active and strong in limb and muscle. But to grow beautiful, how? Age dims the lustre of the eye, and pales the roses on beauty's cheek; while crowfeet, and furrows, and wrinkles, and lost teeth, and gray hairs, and bald head, and tottering limbs, and limping, most sadly mar the human form divine. But dim as the eye is, as pallid and sunken as may he the face of beauty, and (Vail and feeble that once strong, erect, and manly body, the immortal soul, just fledging Its wings for its home in Heaven may look out through those faded windows as beautiful as the dew drop of a summer s morning, as melting us the tears that glisten in affection’s eye—by grow ing kindly, by cultivating sympathy with all human kind, by cherishing forbearance towards the lbllic and foibles of our race, und feeding, pay by day, on that love to God and man, which lifts us from the brute, and makes us akin to angels. Distinction without u Difference. In the resolves passed by the caucus of loy al Democrats in Westbrook, convened to select delegates to the Bangor (People’s) Convention, we notice the following: Reentved, That we are in favor of a vigorous prose cution of the war, not to subjugate the seceded Staten, but to restore them back to the Union. It is no part of our business to suggest the language in which other people shall express their opinions, nor would we be understood as finding the slightest fault with our Westbrook neighlsvrs; still it seems to us that their dis tinctions are too fine to be appreciated by or diuary minds. The truth is, the. “seceded States” are as determinedly at war with the Federal government as was Mexico in 1846-7. Their success would be the subjugation of the Federal Union Inasmuch as it would be the disintegration of that Union, and the subver sion of the Constitution. To talk of restoring them back to the Union without first subjuga ting their rebellious spirit is simply a-fallacy.— If they are restored, it will be by subjugation and by nothing else, and it is an indignity to common sense to talk of restoring them by any other process. The people cannot be de ceived by such distinctions where there is really no difference. The rebellion must be crushed out. The events of the last fifteen montlis show this, and that tender-footed measures, and a parleying policy with the rebel leaders is the worst of cruelty, not only to our own loyal men, but to the really loyal men in the seceded States. After listening to the tale of horrors related by the patriot Brownlow, we have very little patience for •his thread-bare nonsense about dealing gently with the actors in such barbarities. We have borne and forborne, until forbearance has long since ceased to be a virtue; and now if there Is vigor and nerve and muscle enough in the country, not paralyzed by rebel sympathy, to enforce obedience to law. to put down the infer nal spirit of rebellion, and to subdue the seced ed States to the condition of the loyal States, mr jirujiu—me only sovereigns in inis coun try—demand that It should be exercised, and it trill be exercised. If no other means will answer, rather than allow rebellion to tri umph, we would see the soil of every seceded State bleached with the bones of its traitorous population, and show' no more mercy to them in their rebellion than they were disposed to show to the Indians of Florida, when they hunted them to extermination with Cuba blood-hounds. And we are not alone in this feeling, nor are those who cherish it confined to the free States. The venerable Rev. I)r. Breckinridge—uncle to an unworthy ftH^hew —In a late speech in Cincinnati, said that rather than the rebellion should tie allowed to succeed, it were better to reduce the country to the condition in wiiich the Pilgrims at Ply mouth found it—that the work of colonization, progress and civilization might be commenced dr noro. To such a sentiment millions of loyal hearts will give their ready affirmative response. ---*•«*--■ The Western Sanitary Commission. The soldiers of New England being In the armies on the Atluntic coast, our attention has been chiefly directed to the labors of the Sani tary Commission at Washington, but the report of the Western Commission shows that the West as well as the East has nobly responded to the calls of our suffering soldiers. From the report made of their doings up to May 1st, we make the following extracts: There are flfteen military hospitals in ser vice in ami about St. Louis, affording accom modations for 5,750 patients, and a reserve is constantly maintained in readiness by the Com mission of 350 beds in addition, making a total pf 6,000. The uumlier of |>aticnts admit ted to date is 19,467. of whom 1,400 have died; 10,111 nave oeen mriougheu. discharged or returned to their regiment*, and 3.750 remain. There have been 1«2 additional death* on floating hospital* in transit, at McDowell's military prison, the St. Louis Arsenal, and at private houses. The t'otuniission has fitted four Floating Hospitals, regularly employed for the trans portation of the sick aud wounded in the De partment of the Mississippi. These boat* are fully provided with experienced surgeons, as sistant surgeons, apothecaries, stewards, dress ers, and male and female nurses. They have every convenience that experience can sug gest, aud are supplied with large reserve* of hospital clothing, lint, bandages, dtdicacies, fruit, Ac., that they may be prepared to furnish temporary transient* or Held hospitals w hen ever and wherever needed. The Commission has in successful o|>eration a “Soldiers’ Home," to provide lodgings and meals, together with such advice and assist ance concerning their papers, pay. transporta tion and subsistence as may be required by soldiers, either furloughed or discharged, /ree of all chargr. The articles distributed by the Commission to date, number 1(81,288. including H.813 blan kets, 8,(915 sheets. 7,(914 pillows, 11,345 pillow cases, 10,443 towels, 5,249 handkerchiefs, 21, 577 shirts. 11,159 pair drawers, 19,519 pair socks, 4,384 pair slippers, 1,841 dressing gow ns, 1,(912 articles of clothing, 18,190 Issik* and pamphlet*. 3,081 pads, 981 bottles of domestic wines, 1,459 cans jelly, 2,340 pounds farina, 1, 4(91 cans fruit, and 25,000 miscellaneous arti cles, such a* mittens, games, crutches, work hags, tied pans, spit cups, picket ra|», pin cushions, eye shades, slings, india rubber syr inges, isinglass plasters, remedies, Ac. To the “Visiting Committee” of the “Union Aid.” and to those many excellent ladies who have constantly visited the hospitals, in and near the city, and upon the steamers, attending to the wants and administering to the necessi ties of the poor sufferers there, distributing with the tenderest care and devotion each remedy, delicacy and comfort so generously bestowed by our contributors; writing letters to alisent friends or families, administering the consolations of religion, and soothing tin- last moments of our dying patriot* with a sister's or a mother's voice and gentle touch—they desire to express their great gratitude anil appreciation of the inestimable service they have rendered. The services of these faithful women have been more highly prized, Iteeause, with a very few exceptions, the clergy of the city have given no attention to the hospitals, Him nine I.IIriy visiicu lueui. i lie c oimnis siou has had no authority to appoint, or lands to pay regular Chaplain-, and hut for the as sistance above named, the parochial care of tile siek and dying would have been sadly neg lected. And they wish to return their warm est thanks to all those patriotic men and wo men who from every loyal State have placed in their bands the means of doing so great a good. The blessings of thousands of brave men, who. alike iu camp and hospital, have shared their generous bounty, will rest upon them, and the consciousness that they have 1>eeii instrumental in mitigating the anguish of the wounded, or relieving the sufferings of those prostrated by disease, while engaged in vindicating the honor of the flag we all love so well, will, they doubt not, be great and suffi cient reward to those who nave given their time, labor and subsistance so lovingly, gener ously and unremittingly. James E. Yeatman, President. Wm. G. Eliot, 1>. 1l, Carlos S. Greeley, George Partridge, John B. Johnson, M. I)., S. Pollock, M. I)., Montgomery Schuyler, D. D., Bowl and B. Hazard, Jr„ Western Sanitary Committee. A Voice from Tennessee. The late governor of Tennessee, the Hon. Neil S. Brown, who earnestly assisted secession when it was first threatened, has been fired by a sense of duty to himself to denounce it as a dead failure, and to hold up the measures which have been resorted to to maintain it as inhuman and disgraceful. A single extract from his speech at Columbus, Tennessee, on the 2d inst., will suffice: I want this war stopped! Whose heart has not dropped blood who has a son in the South ern army ? I know something of that unspeak able sorrow. Think of this, you who stay at home and bluster about whipping Yankees and establishing a Southern Confederacy. Let us stop this wanton, hopeless war. I would say this now, even though I had been in the habit of eating Are five times a day. It is ruining us. The rebels are burning up the cotton. Why, in the name of reason, why ? Don’t it impoverish the people and the government ? Don't it kill their credit and their banks? Don’t it ruin our hopes abroad ? Then this conscription law. I will not swallow it until I swallow aloes, gall and wormwood. It is a base fraud upon those brave boys who had en listed for a year, and who were packing up their dear mementoes of home in their knap sacks when this infamously tyrannical law came to arrest them on the eve of their depart ure and drive them back, in violation of all faith, into the hardships and sufferings of a sol dier's life. ------ Military Appointments.—The following appointments were made by the Governor last week:— William R. Currier, Brewer, Captain Co. C, 2d regiment, vice Merrill, resigned John S. Moore, Gardiner, Captain Co. C, 3d regiment, vice Andrews, resigned. Henry P. Worcester, Gardiner, 1st Lieuten ant Co. C, 3d regiment, vice Moore, promo ted. Thomas J. Noyes, Gardiner, 2d Lieutenant Co. C, 3d regiment, vice Worcester, promoted. John L. Ham, Lewiston, 1st Lieutenant Co. C, 13th regiment, vice Whiting, resigned. Augustus C. Myrick, Troy, 2d Lieutenant Co. C, 13th regiment, vice Ham, promoted. William E. Simmons. 2d Lieutenant Co. I, 13th regiment, vice Cushing, resigned!* EdwardU. Wilson, Lieutenant and AdiotAnt oi isyi Ke^iment, vice Speed, promoted. Aaron Ring, Westbrook, Quartermaster of 13th Regiment, rice Stinson, promoted. Samuel G. Sewall, Augusta, 1st Lieutenant Co. F, 11th regiment, vice Beal resigned. Thomas A. Braun. Gardiner, 2d Lieutenant Co. F, 11th regiment, vice Sewall, promoted. Harris Hume, Robbinston, Lieutenant and Adjutant of 13th regiment, vice Pennell re signed. George R. Weymouth, Bancroft, 2d Lieuten ant Co. I 11th regiment, Tice Hume, promoted. George W. Seavey, East Macliias, Captain Cm C, 11th regiment, vice Campbell, promo Edgar A. Nichols, Cherry Held, 1st Lieuten ant Co. C, 11th regiment, vice Seavey, promo ted. Lemuel E. New comb. East Macliias, 2d Lieu tenant Co. E, 11th-regiment, vice West, re signed. , Samuel Gould, Jr., Dexter, 2d Lieutenant Co. E, Nth regiment, vice Phillips, resigned. --: Reason fob America Growing Poor f.r.—What our population are likely to be soon • reduced to is the degree of poverty foreshad owed in the following sketch from a London tract: “The contents of every dust-bin in this vast London an* carried away periodical ly. The dustman receive* a small gratuity from each householder, and when he has col lected a cartload he demands another shilling at the gate of tlte Paddington wharves, as he deposits it within their precinct*. A dust heap is very valuably* to the contractor, and a large one is said to & worth lour or live thousand pounds. It has to be sifted, sorted, and dis ixjsed of. We can give but a slight idea of its miscellaneous contents. Its chief constituent element is cynders, mixed with bits of coal, from tlie carelessness or waste of thousands of servants, which the searchers pick out of the heap to lie sold forthwith. Tlie largest and liest of the cinders also are selected for the use t)f laundresses and braziers, whose purposes they answer lie! ter than coke. Tlie far great er part is called breeze, because it is the por tion left after tlie wind Ipis blown the cyuder diist from it, through large upright iron sieves, held and shaken elbow high by the women who stand in th» heap, whilst men throw up the Mun into me sieves. I he breeze and a!*lic(* are also sold to the brick-makers, the ashes mixed with the clay of the bricks, and the breeze is used as fuel to burn betweeu their layers. But the heap likewise includes soft ware ami hard ware. The former includes all vegetable and animal matter—all tluit will decompose. All these an- carried off to Is- employed as manure. Stale fish and dead cats come into this list— the skins of the latter being stripped off by the sifters, who can sell them for fourpence or six pence. according to their color, white being most In request. The ‘hard ware' does not merely mean broken pottery, though of this there is great abundance. Part of the pottery Is matched and mended by the women who And it. and becomes their perquisites; the rest, with the oyster shells, is sold to make new roads.— But hard ware in the dust heaps means rags, which go to the paper-maker's; bones, which go to the bone-boilers; old iron, brass and lead, to salesmen of these inetals; broken glass to old-glass shops; old carpets, old mattresses, old boxes, old pails, old baskets, broken tca Isutnls, candle-sticks, fenders, old silk hand kerchiefs, knives, and salt-cellars, not forgeting old shoes, which go in liaskets to the ‘transla tors,’ who turn old shoes into new; everything in short that the householder has thought ‘not worth mending,' la-sides many a wasteful addi tion which the masters never knew, from man sions where recklessness and extravagance bear rule. Some of the contents are the sift er’s perquisite—a certain quantity of cinders and as much paper and wood as they can carry, and corks of bottles, by which alone some boast they can find themselves in shoe leather; pill boxes, also, and galli|M>ts, are their lawful property. Jewelry, silver forks and spoons and money are occasionally found, and too often uppropri-ated by the tinder. One day a check for a considerable sum was dis covered among the w aste paper.’’ - --MW. -- No More Wooden Walls.—So exclaims the London Times in relation to the wooden ships that have for so many years proved the bulwark of England, and of which Camplx-ll sang so finely and with such eminent satisfac tion to all parties concerned. Iron has come in—wood has gone out. We had been think ing this was an age of brass; but we are mis taken. Even brass itself—we rejoice to chron icle so welcome a fact—is giving way to iron. Wood is nowhere. Wood is laughed at by the very hoys in the street. We should not be much surprised if wood would Anally be dis tiensed with altogether, except perhaps orna mentally, as in the ease of trees la-lore the door, and occasional zig-zag fences, lint even in the iron dodge, England is not quite “ up ” to it. They plated a big ship, uud named her the Warrior, but now they think she would do alamt as effective fighting as a three weeks' lambkin on the hillside. A first rate iron ram is capable of knocking all the Warriors that may Ite constructed " higher than a kite,” and somewhat lower. And ns for the resisting power of their iron plating, it never can In-gin to withstand the smashing work that can be easily made by modern projectiles from mod ern cannon. So that cake has turned into dough for our British cousins. The fact Is, though they pretended to laugh over the Sun day work at Hull Hun, they are doing any thing but laugh over tile Sunday sport be tween those iron ducks in the water—the Monitor and Merriinae. This war will prove as great a revolution for them as it has for us. ---- A Novel Idea.—Upon the top of the spire of the Methodist church in the beautiful pro vincial city of Fredericton, N. B., is placed a mammoth fi*t with the index finger (minting skyward. Wc had often heard of a guide board to heaven, but that was the first one we ever saw. ORIGINAL AND SELECTED. Gen. Jameson.—We are gratiacd to learn that the report of Gen. Jameson’s death, which was current in town a few days since, was er roneous. Letters received in Bath, we are in formed, represent that his prospects of recov ery are improving. His wife and her father, Hon. Jacob Smith of Bath, are now with him at Washington. It seems that In the battle at Fair Oaks, his horse was shot under him, and fell so as to injure severely the (Jen’s leg, and this, with the excitement of the battle and con sequent exhaustion induced the fever from which he is now suffering. Mi^jor Cillcy of the Maine Cavalry, who was wounded near Winchester, it turns out was not mortally wounded as reported, but is in a fair way of recovery. He is a son of Hon. Jonathan Cilley, who was killed in a duel with Mr. Graves of Kentucky, twenty-three years ago. He is said to inherit the spirit which em inently distinguished his father. He resided in Thomaston. &y Edward C. Smith, formerly of Port land, Me.,having been adjudged guilty of break ing his parole of honor, under which he was permitted to return to his home, had been sen tenced to be shot in company with live others, guiliy of the same offence, at New Orleans, on the 4th inst. These parties had also conspired together, and had arranged the manner in which they might force the pickets of the United States, and thus join the enemy at Corinth. As the time of execution drew near, the sentence of the Military Commission was commuted, anil the prisoners sent to Ship Island, to work upon the fortifications, to be kept there until the President should feel pleased to execute or pardon the unfortunate men. ty Rev. A. F. Board, recently pastor of the Orthodox Congregational Church in Cape Elizabeth, has received and accepted a call to the pastorate of Central Church in Bath. Mr. n !_ •_ e_I J a * "• M iuoiimu ami nc air I10JJ py to know that the church of which he is to be pastor is one of the best, most liberal and most able in the Slate. ty Hon. John Neal is announced as Liter ary Editor of the Advertiser in this city. Mr. Neal is a man of distinguished ability, and will doubtless do up his work with a master's hand. Dy Mr. A. Oaksmith, recently tried in Bos ton on a charge of complicity in the African slave trade, has beeu convicted, but has not yet been sentenced. »y The Augusta Age [Jameson] concludes a reply to the Saco Democrat, [Dana] as fol lows : The Democrat, no doubt, think* it responds to the true ghost; but we know that our rec ognition is of the genuine, bonn fide, and only legitimate ghost of the unadulterated and un terrilled Democracy. Our cotemporary, there fore. had better “dry up.” Both journals, it seems, are pursuing and worshipping a gho*t, and no doubt they will have a ghostly time of it. It is perfectly sure that neither enterprise will take on a sufficien cy of “bone and muscle” to make headway in this practical age. Ghosts may answer to amuse the curious or to fHghten the timid, but —they don't rote ! sy Capt. Frederic D. Bewail, of Gen. How ard's Staff, left his home in Bath, to report at Gen. McClellan’s Headquarters, on Friday last. £y The Bath Times understands that the Division of the Sons of Temperance, in that place, will visit this city to participate in the celebration of the “Glorious Fourth.” The Baptist State Association held its annual session in Skowhegan last week. The occasional sermon was delivered on Tuesday evening, by Kev. Mr. Bradford of Brooklyn. Rev. N. Butler of Auburn, was President of the Association. Rev. Geo. P. Matthews of Bath, Vice President, and Rev. S. W. Avery of Fayette, Clerk. zs~ The body or the late ('apt Edwin M. Smith of Wiscasset, who was killed in the liat tle at Fair Oaks, was carried to Wiscasset on Wednesday of last week, where funeral rite* were observed. The Military .Masonic and Civic procession was very imposing. In Bath, the body was taken from the depot to the ferry, through some of the principal streets, by a mil itary guard, the funeral car draped with Amer ican flags. jy The Temperance Journal of this city, learns that there is a revival of the Temi>erancc cause in Washington, and suggests that it was no where more needed. y A notice of interest to candidates for ! the position of “Medical Store Keepers,” will be found on the flrst page. y We invite attention to the prospectus of the Christian Mirror, which apjx-ars in this number of the Press. The Mirror is now the only organ of the Orthodox Congregational de nomination iu this State, and is under the able editorial control of Rev. Mr. Lord, who is in defatigable in ids efforts to make a pa|>er worthy of support; and we are glad to learn that it is meeting with that measure of success to which it is entitled. lion. A. P. Morrill, who is now at home, publishes a letter in the Kennebec Jour nal. declining to bo a Candidate for re-election in the Third Congressional district. ty Bro. Elwell of the Transcript, moves the formation of un Editorial Club in this city, —the idea is a good one and we hope he will go ahead. . jy Nine Brigadier Generals have been ap pointed from Maine since the war began. Al bion P. Howe, a native of Standish, Is the last appointed. Fires.—We regret to learn that fires have been raging extensively in Aroostook and many of the settlers have lost all they had.— When Mr. Truflhrorthy’s house, in Westfield, Aroostook, took tire during his absence, his wifi got many things out of the house, but be coming exhausted, came near perishing in the flames. Portions of her flesh was burned so badly that it came off, but we learn there are hopes of her recovery. Piptheiiia.—We regret to learn that this terrible disease, has broken out with increased virulence in some portions of Aroostook Coun ty. and is very fatal among the children. The Aroostook Times says that grain fields, gardens, trees and grass are suffering j for rain in that region. Similar reports reach us from other parts of the State. Convention in Aroostook.—“The people j of Aroostook County who sustain President Lincoln, his administration and the vigorous prosecution of the war,” will meet in conven tion at Presque Isle on the 4th of July next, at 10 o’clock A. M., for the purpose of nomi nating candidates for Senator and County offi cers. Some Beks.—The Houlton Times says that Mr. Noah Chandler, of that town, recently sold twenty hives of bees to a gentleman of Nova Scotia for one hundred and fifty dollars. Victoria Guardian.—Mr. William P. Donnell has just started a new paper at Grand Falls, N. B., bearing the above title. It re quires a large amount of courage and energy to project and successfully conduct a paper in such a sparsely settled region. However, suc cess will entitle the publisher to all the more credit. sar- The Farmington Patriot says that over 1200 barrels oft flour were received at the railroad depot in that town, last week. By- The Hartford, Conn., Post, says that Rev. John F. Mines, chaplain of the 2d Maine regiment, has come home for a brief season. By* We learn from the Augusta Journal that Maji>r Gilman, a native ot Thomaston, in this State, who was second in command under Lieut. Slemtner at Fort Pickens, lias been se lected by Gov. Johnson to command the 1st Tennessee regiment. By* Prof. Hitchcock and Mr. Goodale, of the Scientific Survey, report strong indications of tin ore near Mt. Mica, in Oxford county.— Also that the iron mine in Buckfleld has a large quantity of good ore. So says the Ox ford Democrat. By“ The Machias Republican leams that Gen. Caldwell has been assigned to the Brig ade late under the command of the gallant Gen. Howard. By Isn’t It queer that the largest editorial field in New England, is the Lifffe-fleld of the Skowhegan Clarion? By The people of the new county of Knox art; very law-abiding, it is to be presumed.— The Rockland Democrat says there were no complaints before the grand jury at the recent term of court holden in that city, and hence no indictments found. Ulr non. ueorge i. Curtis has accepted an invitation from the city authorities of Bos ton, to deliver an oration on the 4th of July. The Bath ship yards are nearly as live ly as in the palmy days of 1854-5. At least nine ships, averaging 1000 tons each, and one steamer are in process of construction. The steamer is being built by Oliver Moses, Esq., the most enterprising man of that city, and is intended to run between Bath and Boston in connection with the railroads. District Convention.—The Repub lican Committee of the Third Congressional District have issued a call for a Convention to be liolden in Wnterville, on Tuesday, the 8th day of July next, at 11 o’clock, A. M., for the purpose of nominating a candidate to repre sent the District during the next Congressional term. ~F Mqj. Gen. Grant has recently made a visit to Cincinnati. He is the man whoprunt* no conditional surrenders to the rebels. ZF~ The Jackson Mississippian—formerly j JetT. Davis’ home organ— recently said: “Hereafter let the motto of the South be, ‘Perish cities! Perish armies! Perish prop erty! Perish everything! But surrender, NEVERP” The credit of Mississippi will never perish, that is very qertaln, for it is an article un known in that State since the days of her shameful repudiation of her honest debts. It Is thought that Jeff, himself will soon perish as does a human limb when tightly corded, and from a very similar cause. iF” The Waterville Mail counsels farmers to keep their old hay, in view of a possible short crop. Recent rains have done much to render such advice unnecessary. ly P. T. Barnum, a man who with all his humbugs has cast his influence on the side of sobriety, is reported as having once said in a temperance meeting that, as a great showman, he would give more for a drunkard who had been prosperous in business, than for any other curiosity. Col. Daniel Elliot or Brunswick, has been appointed by Gov. Washburn, aid-dc cainp to the Commander-in-Chief. Col. Elliot, who is a man of heart as well as of nerve and muscle, is now on an official visit to the fleld of strife, to look after the wants of the stek' and wounded soldiers from this State. Sy Gen. Cass, the man whose sense of honor and patriotism revolted at association | with the thieves in Mr. Buchanan’s Cabinet, is reported to have replied, when recently asked | what we might do to save the nation, “Any thing!” and when further asked if we might, to save the nation, abolish slavery, he answered, “Abolish anything on the surface of the earth to save the nation!” ^y Gilman Turner, Esq., Superintendent of Public Buildings, Is under-draining the grounds in front of the State House, by means of acqucduct tiles.—Augusta Age. wr An editor out West received the fol lowing stanza from a correspondent, who says he composed it awl himself: “A squirrel is a perte bird It's got a quirlie tail; Be stole away my Uadis corn, Aud et it uu a rael." Important Information to Paroi.ki* Prisonkrs.—The Augusta correspondent of the Bangor Whig, says that tall paroled prison ers should immediately report themselves to Maj. J. W. T. Gardiner at Augusta, who is authorized to take charge of their interests, and will furnish them with passes, if sick, to the Portland and Augusta hospital, also with clothing, and see that they get their pay. Ar rangements have been made for an early ex change of all prisoners of war. :y The People’s Convention, called by a party Committee, will come off in Bangor on Thursday, 26th inst. We hope our old Jame son friends of last year will act with discretion, and. as Artemas Want would say, see that their under garments are in good condition. £y Bro. Pike of the Augusta Age suggests that the recent Republican Convention was remarkable for its reliance. Don’t Bro. P. know that the present is the time for work i rather than words ? ;;jf" The bill passed by Congress for the col lection of direct taxes in insurrectionary dis tricts, has become a law. Ey The Machins Union suggests that the speech of Mr. Gould of Thomaston, delivered in the House at Augusta, last winter, should be read by every voter in the State. If the work of conversion to Mr. G’s doctrines is to be preceded by such a tusk, he will make few converts. We should as soon expect the peo ple to read a Law Dictionary through in detail, CJ“ The army worm has made its appear ance among the cornfields of Kentucky. jy Gen. Geo. F. Shepley has declined al lowing his name to be used as a Candidate for Governor by his political IViends in this State. ;y X. P. Willis of the Xew York Home Journal, is sending the summer months In a rural retreat near Plymouth, X, H. _HO T ELS._ Preble house, . ■ Portland, me. Situied CsafreM, rsrarr mf Prekle Streets. THIS is the largest Hotel in the .State, pos aewing all the modern improvements, and first class in every appointment. TERMS MODERATE. FOR BOARD BT WEEK OR DAY. CHAS. H. ADAMS, Proprietor. Je23—3ra SAGADAHOCK HOUSE, Alfred Carr, • • Proprietor, BATH. MAINE. ! THE City of Bath is one of the healthiest localities on the coast of Maine—delight tal ly situated on the Kennebec, twelve miles i___i the sea, and affords one of the most iiivttihjr retreats from tbe dost and turmoil of our large cities. The Sagadahock Is one of the finest, most spa *“d *** appointed Hotels in the State, located within three minutes walk of the Depot, Steamboat Landing, Post Office, Custom House, Ac., being di rcctJy in tbe business centre of tbe City. Term Msdsrate by ike Week er Day. Bath, June 23,1882. dtf AMERICAN HOUSE, Boston, Mass., T8 tbe largest and best arranged Hotel in I the New England States; is centrally loca ted, and easy of access from all the ro'ntes of travel. It contaiQS the modern improve* metits. and every convenience tar the corn accommodation of the travelling public. The sleeping rooms are large and well ventilated; tbe suits of rooms are well arranged, and completely tarnished for fhruilies and large travelling parties, and the honse will continue to be kept as a first class Hotel in every respect. LEWIS RICE, Proprietor. Boston, January, 1982. d7mis CENTRAL HOUSE, E. G. Mayo, * * * • Proprietor. PASSAPUMKEAO. MAINE. THE subscriber would very respect Ail] v an nounce to his numerous friends, and the public generally, that during the temporary L___[compulsory suspension of his business he has furn shea this well-known bouse anew, and is now better than ever prepared to wait upon his cus tomers, and hopes by strict attention to their wants to merit a continuance of the patronage which he has hitherto received. £. G. MAYO, rassadnmkcaff, Jane 23. 1862. d&wtf BATH HOTEL, ft By C. M. PLUMMER. ISwvH 386, WASHiitGTox St., Bath. •*•Terms fl per day. Stable connected with house. Bath, June 23,1862. dtf DIRIGO EATIWO HOUSE, Ko. 7 MILK STKKET. - - - PORTLAND, ME. JOHN ROBINSON, Proprietor. Every Delicacy of the Season Served up at all hours. TURTLE SOUP, TUESDAY AXD FRIDAY. BROOK TROUT aodall Iliad, .f GAME Nerved to order. TINE APPLE LEMONADE. STRAWBERRY LEMONADE. 'W~ Frogs Served to Order. •** Meals to Regular Boarder* at Reduced Rates. Open every Snuday from Stol. and from t to 6 o'clock. je23edtf Crockery Ware, China, - A5D GLASS WARE, AT LOW PRICES. PLATED AVARE, Castors, Spoons, Forks, Car* and Cake Baskets, Table Cutlery, IVORY, HORN. EBONY AND COCOA HANDLED KNIVES. KEROSENE OIL AND FLUID. 31 VRIOX STREET, S. B. WAITE. jf 23 -6«rod EDWARD P. BANKS, 7J EXCHANGE STREET, tar Cn!M Inm ud PtK OCk, Porilud, lair. DEALER IE CHRONOMETERS, WATCHES, —AMD— JBWBIiHY, SILVER SPOONS AND FORKS. CUPS, BITTER KNIVES, THIMBLES, NAPKIN RINGS, SPECTACLES AND EYE-GLASSES, PLATED TEA SETS. CASTORS. AND CAKE BASKETS. BITTER KNIVES, k SPOONS. Shell and Horn Combo, Fan*, Caneo, Accord eon*, Wallets, Card Cases. Table aud Pocket Cutlery; Teeth, Hair, and Shaving Brushes; Farina Cologne, Lubin's Extracts; CLOCKS. Quadrants. Spy Glasses, Barometers, Surveyors’ and Mariners' Compasses, Gunter's Scales, Dividers, Parallel Rules, lYotraetom, Drawing Instruments. Land Chains, Thermometer*, Linen Proves*, Opera Glasses. Charts, Bowditch's Navigator, Bhiat’s Coast Pilot, Nautical Almanacs, Suinuer's Method, Ship Master’s Assistant, Sheet Auchor, Seamen’s Friend or Mauuai. Ship Master’s Guide, Expeditious Measurer, for Freight, Ac., Ac. Waiebrs sad Jewelry Repaired. CHRONOMETERS, REPAIRED AND RATED. t3T*Time determined by transit. M'1 Portland, Juue 23, 1SG2. U2tawAwtf P O R T L AND / Mutual Fire Iniurance Company. THIS Company continue to insure property on teiuu as lavorablc as those of any reliable com pany. All policies upon which six premiums have been paid, are renewed annually free of premium to the policy holder. Those desiring insurance will do well to call and ascertain the terms before insuring elsewhere. ORrc 102 Middle Street. CHARLES HOLDEN. /Yesirfraf. Edward ShAw, Secretary. June 23. eod3m PENSIONS, BOUNTY MONEY, Bark Par, Ar„ ptOR service in the present war, obtained for Soldiers _T and Sailors, their Widows mud Heirs, from the Uni ted States Government, on application in persou or by letter to BRADFORD A HARMON, No. 88 KxcbahoiSt., Pobtlavd, Maims. Having devoted our attention exclusively to the Pen sion business for the last twenty tears, and haviug a reliable Agency In Washington, we are enabled to prosecute all claims agaiust the Government with promptness and despatch, and on rerg reasonable t terms, making no charge until the claim is obtained. FREEMAN BRADFORD, Z K 11 AH MON. Portland, June 20th. d&wtf. Book, Card & Fancy Printing, NEATLY EXECUTED AT THE OFFICE OF THE MESS. RAILROADS. KENNEBEC AND PORTLAND K. R. aruaugeheut. Commenced April 14/*, 1863. vHIEHRJJ Passenger trains will have daily, (Snn S9H lute excepted) as follows: .tugus.a .or Bath, Portland and Boston, at 11,16 A. M . connecting at Brunswick with the Androscoggin Kail road for Lewiston, Livermore Falls, Wilton and Farmington. Leave Portland for Bath and Aagnsta at 1.00 F M . connecting at Hrnnswiek with tV Androacoggia trains for stations on that road; and at Aagnsta with the Somerset A Kennebec Kailroad for Waterville, Kendall's Mills and SkuwUegan. and at Kendall’s Mills with the Penobscot A Kennebec Koad for Pitts field, Newport and Bangor; arrivingsaate night. Monday Morning and Saturday Keening Trane. On Monday trains leare Augusta at i.10 A. M , and *■*> A- M„ for Portland, connecting with the iAi A M train for Lowell aud Boston. Leave Portland on Saturdays, at 8.16 P. M , on ar rival of train from Boston, for Bath and Augusta. eTAoa eonnacnona. Stages leave Bath daily (Sundays excepted) at 1.00 PM.. on arrival of train from Portland and Boston, for Wfommet. Damartocotts. W.ldoboro“ltoeku£i and Thomaston. stages leave Augusta daily (Sunday, excepted), for Belfast, on arrival of train from Portland and Bos ton. Tickets sold in Boston for all the stations on the Kennebec A Portland, Androscoggin, and Somerset A Keuttebec Hoads. Frelgbt trains run daily between Augusta and Port laud. B. H Cl’SHMAN, Manager and Superintendent. Augusta. April. 1882. juneMdtf H THROUGH TICKETS To Chicago. Ciuciuuati, Clxtxlaud, Dxrnorr, Toledo, St. Padl, La fnoasx, St. Loma, Nxw Ubleaus, or any part of the WOT, SOUTH OR NORTH WHT, I BT TBB ERIE RAILWAY, Via BcrvALO, Duukibk, axd Niaoaxa Falls. This road Is bxoad or aoe and Is pi oMSed with New and Splendid Sleeping Can. LP~ rickets sold in Portland at lowest Boston rates 1>7 W. D. LITTLE, Aobht, OJke 81 Exchange Street. IF Yon can save money by securing tickets at this offlee. June 23. ANDROSCOGGIN RAILROAD. ■rmin AXEAxoingirr. Ob and after Mohdat, Mar 5, ISM, will leave Portland for Lcwistoa ai.u F a< nimgton via Brunswick, at 1 P If Leave Farmington for Lewiston, Bath aad Port land. via Brunswick, at 8.16 A. M. Leave Lewiston for Bath aad Portlaad via Bruoa wick at 11.46 A. M. Freight trains daily between Portland and Lewla ton. ptaoc coaaacTiora. Stage leaves Strickland's Ferry Tnesdavs. Than dart aad Saturdays, for Livermore, (Anton, Para and Dixtield; returning opposite davt. Stage leaves North Jar for Fast Dixtield. Dlxfleld, and Weld, on Tueadais, Tbaradavs and gatardaya; returning opposite days. Stage leavea Farmington for New Vineyard. New l'ortlaud and Kingtield. on Wednesdays and Satur days, returning on Mondays and Fridays. Stage* leave Farmingtoa daily, for Strong, Aron and Phillip*. * Passengers for this route will take the can at tbs Portland, Saco A Portsmouth, or Kennebec k Port land Depots. In Portland S W EATON. Sup't. Farmingtoa May 6. tana. JuneCSdtf STEAMBOATS. Portland aad New York **—i—rn m The splendid and (kit Steamship “C HESAFEAhE, ” ( uptain Sid»*y rowtcll. will until further notice run •dBnBSll» follow■ : Leave Itrowit# Wharf. Portland, erenr WEDNES DAY. at 4 P M.. and leave Pier 9 North River. New York, every SATURDAY, at 3 o’clock. P M This vessel is fitted up with Hue accommodations for passenger*, making this the most speed v, safe and comfortable route for traveller* between New York and Maine. Passage 96,00, including Fare and State Boom. Goods forwarded by this line to and from Montreal, Quebec. Bangor, Bath, Augusta, East port and 84. John. Shipper* are requested to send their freight to the steamer before 3 P. M., on the day that she leave* Portland. For freight or passage apply to EMERY k FOX, Browna Wharf, Portland. H. B. C ROMWELL k CO., No. *6 Weat Street. New Y'ork. June 23. 1*9. dtf Proprietor of the LIVERPOOL PACKETS, Sailing from Liverpool for Boston twice a month. Steerage Passage. #20 Also. Agent for New York and Liverpool Steamships, sailing from New York every Saturday, and from Liverpool everv Wedues* day, and railing at gueenstown, Ireland. Cabin Passage, #75. 3d Class, #30. Sight Bills of Exchange, for XI Sterling and up waad. payable at any Bans in Great Britain or Ire* laud constantly for sale. For Passage Certificates, Steamer Tickets, Drafts, or for farther information. Address, GKO. WARREN. W State Street, Boston, Mass. MONTREAL OCEAN STEAMSHIP CO’S Weekly Mail Line. m ON C of the following flrst-clom, power fal Strainers HIBERNIAN. NORTH SUL?AMERKAN. NORWEGIAN, JURA, ■JMMt.gj BOHEMIAN. ANGLO SAXON. MO* VA M.Oil AN—will sail from gnebec every Satar* dar morning, for Liverpool, via Londonderry. Passengers leave Portland per Grand Trank Trains with United State# mails, every Friday, at 1 16 P. M., connecting with Steamer at gaebee every Saturday morning. Passage to Liverpool. Londonderry or Glasgow: Third ( lass. #3D. First Class, #67 to #31 according to accommodation.—which Includes tickets on Grand Trunk Railway. Prepaid and return tickets issued at reduced rates. Excursion tickets to the World’s Fair, oat and back. #150 Apply to Edmonstone, Allan k Co., Montreal, or to J. L. FARMER. No. 10 EXCHANGE ST., PORTLAND. June 23. 1*3 International Steamship Company. EASTPORT, CALAIS ANO ST. JOHN. TWO TRIPS PER WEEK. On and after April 28, the Steam* er* NEW BRUNSWICK ” and • FOREST CITY will, until far* ’her notice, leave P. S. k P. R. R. wnatt, iout oi state Street, as follows: Steamer "New Brunswick,” Capt. E. B. Wiacaxa* tkr. will leave for Eastport and St. Johx every MONDAY, at 6 o’clock. P M Returning will leave ST. John every THURSDAY MORN INC*, at 8 o’clock, for Eabtport, Portland and Boston. Strainer "Forest City,” Capt. E. Field, will leave for East pout and St. Johx every THURSDAY d 5 o’clock P. M Through tickets are sold by this line connecting at Eastport with stage coaches for Macmias, and with Strainer gtiecu for Robbinston, Calais, St. STLPHKxa. and St. Axdrbws, and at tbs latter place o\er Railway for Caxtkkbury; from thence per stare coaches for Woodstock and Hopltox, which is the cheapest and most expeditious way of reaching the Aroostook County. for Wixdbor, Halifax. Digby, 1 rxdkrictom, Stnui. Moncton. shepiac. Prince Edward Island. Pirrov. North shore or N«w Bacsa wick. Mikikh hi, and Bay dm Chalkue. C. C. EATON: Jane 23 To Lumber Dealer*, Builder*, and othara. THE inMfMi hereby five notice that they hart established a LUMBER PLANING MILL, Xenr the foot of Union Street, where they hope to be able to five all the accommodation and ai*patch which the nature of the business will admit. Turning, Sweep and Circular Sawing, Ac* attended to as heretofore. OFFIC E 6 UNION RTABIT. WIN BLOW A DOTEN. Portland June 23.190. 9t»4wl