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’ PORTLAND DAILY PRESS.
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,
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_MISCELLANY.
Coast Fortification*.
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

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