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MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 22.
THE NEWS IN A NUTSHELL Indignation meetings were held in Bangor, Hallowell and Skowhegan Saturday night. Tho selectmen of the towns of Lisbon and Webster assert that they each personally signed tho returns, it will ho remembered that tho Council threw out these towns on tho plea that tho signatures were all in one hand writing. It is now said that Edison’s light will be ex hibited New Year’s eve. An engineer officer at Washington says that Gen. Grant is interested in the Nicaragua canal scheme and that lie will be president of the company. A Tribune London special represents tho British as in a desperate situation in Afghan istan. The French ministry has resigned. METEOROLOGICAL. INDICATIONS FOB TUB NEXT TWENTY-FOUR HOURS. War Dep t, Office Chief Signai. i Offices, Washington, D. O., / December 22, l A. M. ‘ For New England. increasing north-east winds, veering to south east. stationery or higher temperature, cloudy weather with snow or rain and falling barome ter. Cautionary signals arc ordered for New York, New Haven, New London, Newport, Woods, Hall, Boston and Section Eight. MORE QUERY. THE CASE OF LISBON AND WEBSTER. The Returns Personally Signed by Every Selectman. WERE FORGED RETURNS SUBSTITUTED BY SSOME BODY? Augusta, Doc. 20.—A remarkable piece of evidence has been developed in connection with the counting out of tho towns of Lisbon and Webstor in the county of Androscoggin. These two Republican towns joined with Durham, a Democratic town, compose the representative district and they chose to tho legislature Mr. Thomas, a Republican, by a large majority. Tho Council throw out tho votes of both Lisbon and Webster, and de clared Leonard H. Beal of Durham, the Demo cratic candidate, elected. The ground on which the Council rejected Lisbon and Webs ter was that in their judgment the signatures of tlio selectmen to the returns tvero in each town written by tlio same person. The Coun cil made this decision without notifying tho parties or hearing any evidence, but taking the judgment, it is said, of a single member of the Council as an expert in handwriting. The selectmen of Lisbon now come forward and State that they individually signed the re turns; that one of their number was assured by a member of tho Council that their return was in all respects correct and that no notice was ever served on them of any intention in the Council to question the returns at all. The selectmen of Webster make an affidavit as follows: We, Win. H. Wright, R. D. V. Pliilbrook and C. II. Maxwell, selectmen of the town of Wobster, County of Androscoggin, and State of Maine, depose and say that on State election day, September 8th, A. D. 1879, in open town meeting at the town house, in said town, we each did separately and in the pre sence of eacli other subscribe our names to the legislative returns. Webster, Dec. 19, 1879. (Signed) kight j s0|ectinou ol ' F' IF xi FHILDIio0K> ) Webster. C. II. Maxwell, ( This affidavit is subscribed and sworn to before a justice of the peace. Mr. Wright, tlio loading selectman, is a well known Democrat, and the others arc Republi cans. It is stated that Mr. Beal who was counted in by this fraudulent exclusion of Lisbon and Webster will decline to be made a participant in tlio fraud by refusing to take the seat to Which lie was not elected. Mr. Beal’s Republican neighbors in Durham say that bo is not a man who would bo willing to connect his name with a fraud. The Demo crats 01 jjurnam also arc saiu vo uo uusiue to Mr. Beal’s accepting tho place. MAINE. Good Ice Pro3poct on the Kennebec. Gardiner, Deo. 20-^-The Kennebec has closed navigation this week. This is the most successful11 free/.o” for ten years,tho destructive anchor ice whicli caused universal dullness last winter having gone down. Citizens are rejoicing as a largd amount of ico will he put up which insures labor for the working man this winter in putting up, ar.d next summer iu shipping ice. Commission Signed. Wahington, Dec. 20.—Tho President has signed the commission of W. C. Marshall as Collector at Belfast. The Arctic Wave. Damariscotta, Dec. 21.—Very cold liore to-day. Thormometer at 5 o’clock two degrees below zero. River is closed. Postmaster Appointed. Washington, Dec. 21.—Andrew Wentworth has been appointed jiostmaster at North Ap pleton, Knox county, Me. NEW YORK. The New England Dinner. New York, Dec. 21.—Tiiere will he about 300 persons at the annual dinner of the New England Society Monday evening. George William Curtis will speak to the toast, “The Dav wo Celebrate.” The Hon John Sherman will reply to “The President of the United States;” Hon. Win. M. Evartsto “The United States;” Gov. Head of New Hampshire, Gov. Proctor of Vermont, and Gov. Andrews of Connecticut will speak to “The New England States.” Another Six Days’ Tramp. .Madison Squaro Garden was fairly filled to night on the occasion of the start iu tho six days, go-as-you-please pedestrian contest. Tho race is for a gold and silver belt, half tho gate money and the championship of America. Sixty-five men started, including Merritt of Bridgeport, Hart of Boston, F. Johnson of Boston, Pat Madden of Massachusetts, Dick Lacouse of Boston, Phillip Megnault of Bos ton. Win. Pegu an of Boston and E. Geldert of Worcester, Mass. MINOR TELEGRAMS. Tho Gardiner people seem to desire a weekly Republican paper with Howard Owen as editor. A delegation of the Cherokee Nation is on its way to Washington to oppose a change of their government. The liaDilities of Thomas Neill, cattle dealer, of Peoria, are now believed to ho $400,000. John E. Wheelock, an American citizen, has been arrested in Venezuela on falso charge of robbery. It is'rnmored now that Congressman Voorhis is guilty of forging a note for 810.(100. David Laird was crushed to death by the fall of the roof in a mine at Pittston, Penn., Saturday. D. A. Rudolph, arrested at Topeka for forgery, being alio red to see an attorney, took the opportunity to shoot himself dead. The Russian press is very violent in its criti cism of affairs in Afghanistan. The Ticliborne caso will bo settled in the House of Lords. Scarlet fever is very prevalent at Fall River. The first regular train in the Hoosac Tunonl and Western railroad reached North Adams yesterday. Steamer Maggie Burke was burned at Mobile Friday night with 1000 bales of cotton. Loss, 875,000. William McKee, senior proprietor of tlio St. Louis Globe-Democrat, is dead, William King, aged 78, and his sister, Mrs. Maria Miller, aged 80. were burned to death at Shreveport, N. J., Friday night. Bismarck is sick again. At the women’s walk in Now York, Miss Howard won first prize and belt in 393 miles, Miss Tobias second in 387 miles, Miss Massi cott third in 384 miles, and Miss Rowell fourth in 381 miles. Seymour P. Stone's mill at Bennington, Yt., was burned Saturday, and Mr. Stone j erished in the flames. Mrs. Stone, on hearing the news of her husband's doath, became a raving maniac. The low tax Democrats in the Tennessee Legislature have decidod to bolt from the De mocracy and organize a new party. This wing favors the payment of only 8200,000 of the state debt. It is stated that Maurice Barrymore will not go to Texas, so Carrie Potter’s murderer is likely to go clear. Gladstone has refused to accept the Liberal leadership. The Vatican has congratulated the Irish cleDis^pu their attitude with reference to the poH(ica'r»sit^tion in Ireland. The State~-^^_jiQf Charities of Wisconsin baa found a!T‘P.„ unTHt;) ol cruelties prac tised iu the Milwau . Correction. MAINE AROUSED. 4* indignation Meetings at Bangor, HalMI and Skowhegan. SPEECHES- BY SENATOR HAMLIN AND OTHERS. The Great Crime and its Perpe trators Denounced, General Determination Not to Submit to the Outrage. Bangor, Me., Dec. 20. This evening was held, in Norombega Hall, a notable gathering in more points than numbers and general make up. It was a gathering of intelligent, thought ful, earnest men, whose faces showed that no trilling cause had called them togother. It comprised the leading citizens* of Bangor, young and old, and citizens of the vicinity who had come in to join their voices in. the great cry that is rising up in indignant protest at the action of the Governor and Council in count ing the votes thrown for Senators and Repre sentatives. The doep feeling of indignation was shown, not only in tlio looks of the vast gather ing, but also in the prolonged and thundering applause which greeted the most radical utter ances of the speakers, whose words rang out in the most scathing condemnation of the action of the Governor and Council. At an early hour the hall was packed to suffocation, and, as his honor Mayor Brown came forward to call the meeting to order, tiie great assombly became at once still and listened attentively to the reading of the call for the meeting, which being done, he spoke as follows: Speech of Mayor Brown. Wo meet tonight to denounce the blackest crime ever perpetrated in the United States. The plottings of the seven conspirators at Au gusta the past year have defeated the will of the people as expressed by the ballot. This is not a time when any honest man can take a neutral position. He must either condemn or .... -1«....^ „nt Tio hut flret ctnn in destroying our government, and I am not ex pressing myself too strongly in saying that it may enid in the destruction of tho Government of the United States of America. lie then nominated F. A. Wilson, Esq., for chairman of tho meeting. Mr. Wilson, on as suming the chair, spoke as follows: Speech of F. A. Wilson. Follow Citizens: The hill of rights contained in the constitution of tho state of Maine guar antees to tho people at all times tho right, in an orderly and peaceable manner, to assemble to consult on the common good, and I suppose that it is for this purpose that this assemblage is convened in this hall tonight, an assemblage of calm, thoughtful men, who reverence the constitution under which wo live, and who yield ready obedience to law, who believe in tho prevalence of right, and in the immutable principles of justice, older than constitutions and laws, coeval with the Deity itself, and the essence of all good constitutions and of all wholesome laws. The men hero tonight are in earnest, but they are not fanatics. They are conservative citizens, who believe that their liberties are in danger. The greatest outrage that can be inflicted upon a free people has, during the past week, been perpetrated against the people of this state by those in authority over us. Tho will of the people, calmly ex pressed at the polls in a time of peace,has been subverted. Think of it, my fellow citizens! In a government “of the people, by tho people aad for tho people,” tho will of tho people is nullified, and, if this action is unchecked, it is notico to tho world that tho badge of servitude which wo wear is our just desert, and here after the voter will understand that less de pends upon an honest vote than in pettifogging sharpness in official canvass. This wrong has been perpotratod in part within the letter, hut without the spirit, of tho constitution, but in greater part, I believo, by resort to methods new, strange, unfair, unprecedented and parti san. at the expense of porsonal manhood and in a manner prejudicial to the good name and fame of the state. As this world is consti tuted, different conditions of men exist~the learned, tho ignorant, the rich, the poor, the wise, the simple—but always heretofore in this state, on one day in the year, wo have met on an equality. At tho ballot box each man’s vote has counted one, regardles of his condition, and when by any possibility that vote can be deprived of its virtue by chcanery in the can vass of votes, the liberties which we inherited from our revolutionary sires are in danger. I counsel prudence in your action, hut believe that tho voice of this peoplo should give no uncertain sound in expressing its indignation at this attack upon the very foundation of re publican institutions and political liberty. A + +1./* nUm Yfw YU'ilcrvn’.a oililrnaa t.ViA fH. vine blessing was invoked by Eev. Georgo W. Field, D. D., o£ tbo Third Congregational church of this city. His prayer was an elo quent and earnest invoking of guidance from on high, and the blessing of God on the delibera tions of tho assembly. After tho prayer the chairman nominated a list of Vice Presidents and Secretaries, and then Capt C. A. Boutelle of the Republican state committee was intro duced and received with great applause. Speech of Capt. C. A. Boutelle. In his address ho went over the ground from the time of the rumors that tho Governor and Council intended to defraud the people of their rights until the present time, when the great wrong had been perpetrated. In the last election, which was conducted as honestly as any election since the formation of the gov ernment, the Republican party, for the second time in many years, failed to elect their. Gov ernor, but had a majority in both branches of the Legislature. This fact was universally conceded by men and press of both political parties all over the state after the election. But after a time it began to be whispered about that there were some irregularities in the re turns, and that the Governor and Council would count out the Republican majority. These rumors gained strength and the Repub lican press so began a discussion of tho pro posed intentions of the Governor and Council, who seemed determined to defraud the people of their rights. Tho action at tho State _Capi tal so aroused the peoplo that on the 17th of November, a large and distinguished body of Republicans assembled at Augusta with a view of defending their rights. It was under stood that the Governor and Council would be in session at 4 o’clock in the afternoon, but when the large committee of Republicans vis ited tho State House at that hour, they were bluntly informed that tho Governor and Coun cil were Dot in session. Afterward ex-Gov. Dinglev sent a messago to the Governor that ho desired an interview, and was admitted, but was not received witli the dignity and courtesy due, and the Governor and Council havo con tinued in their outrageous scheme, going con trary to all law and precedent, until they have carried out their original intention of over throwing a Republican majority in the Senate and House, and counted in a fusion legisla ture. In order to accomplish this villany they have resorted to the most desperato and dis honest measures ever known in the history of this country. Fifty days ago if I had said that this body of men would disfranchise five cities and boldly declare that twelve Republi can Representatives should be denied seats to which they were honestly elected,! should have ueeil CltlKJU lUSilUC, uut luc.y uo.tu uvuo vxxxj very thing, monstrous as it is. Now that there remains'no doubt as to tho result of tho action of the Governor and council,what aro you going to do abut it?” No such.usurpation has over occur red in this country. ’ You have come tonight to answer tlio question Hung out by the Gov ernor and Council, “What are you going to do about it?’, The people will find out what to do about it. (Applause.) The speaker said he was no prophet, nor the son of a prophet, but the plain logic of events showed a plan that extended beyond the possession of the gover norship of Maine. Next year occurs our national election, and we hold remembrance of the election of 1876, its frauds and other corruptions. We hear every day threats that,if carried out,would pale these corruptions into insignificance. Wo must look in tho face tho fact that, if we submit now to this usurpation, we must submit further, and give the pc’cr into the hands of such men as have tlio will and will carry out the pro gramme laid out, regardless of the majority against them. They intend to get possession of the executive and judiciary, and, if they are permitted, there will be no end to the villainy they will commit. If they succeed ill tho next year, no matter how great, is your vote, they will smilingly tell you, “We count tho votes.” If they have tlio power they have tlio will to throttle the will of the people. The speaker then went on giving details of tho method by which tho will of the people may bo over thrown, not only in the State, but in tho na tion, by tlio fraudulent action of State execu tives, saying: “Have you any doubt, if this usurpation is allowed to succeed, that, should a demand be made for the seven electoral votes of this State, that they will be given, regard less of tho will of tho people? If it succeeds the Stato will ho reuistrieted by these com munists, who would largely hold the power. Noxt year fivo Congressmen are to lie elected, and of what avail are your votes if they go in to the hands of tiieso men to bo counted? A Legislature is to bo olected next year for two yoars, and they will count in whom they choose. If this action is allowed to go on it is not tho begnning of the end, gentle- j men; it is the end. This gross out rage is not against Daniel F. Davis,but against tho will of tho people, who are tlio sovereignty in the State. They are the only ones to appeal to to right it, and they must right it. They must rise like the heroes of Bunker Hill and say, “This must not he.” Readiug from tho Declaration of Independence an extract hearing on the point, ho said: Wo need not abolish our government to secure our rights, but we can mid will abolish the scoundrels who pervert it. He closed by saying: We aro living in a time when a blow at the liberty of the people cannot go unrebuked. I recognize the fact that I am talking to a cautious people, as I see before me many of our most venerable citizens,and would not speak injudiciously; but, if this great wrong is allowed to on, it will result in blood shed in the near future. I believe that it is only necessary for a general uprising of the people throughout tho State to secure the seats of the candidates who received a majority of the honest votrs in the recent election. The men who are most ifldignant at this blow struck at the liberty of tho people, aro men of cool and deliberate judgment; tiiey aro men with gray boards and bald heads. We trust that tho lire kindled to-night shall coutinuo to burn, and that wo shall go forth to-night fully determined to assert our rights. The speaker's remarks were loudly applaud ed. The chairman then appointed a committee of three to report an executive committeo to take such action in the interest of tho objects of the meeting as may bo necessary. They subsequently report ed the following commit tee; J. S. Wheelright, John L. Cuttle, Chas. G. Sterns, Llewellyn. J. Morse, C. A. Boutollo’ Whiting S. Clark, George Lancaster, Charles V. Lord, Silas C. Hatch, Lysander Strickland, all of Bangor; S. O. Brown, Dover; Chas. Shaw, Dexter; John Morrison, Corinth; (J. J. Peakes, Charlestown; James Weymouth, Old town. Senator Hamlin was then introduced, and was received with a storm of applause. When quiet was restored he spoko as follows: Speech of Senator Hamlin. Mr. Chairman and Fellow-Citizens: These plaudits are grateful to me, bocause they aro the evidences of earnest and honest hearts, who have met here to-night to take counsol to gether in the greatest crisis which lias over come to our state, and to say that they will not submit to this attempted subversion of their rights. Why is it that I look down'upon this sea of gray heads and upturned faces? I have asked this question in this hall in other days. I asked it in the days when Sumter was tired upon, when the whole North uprose against the attempt to overthrow our republic. Then the integrity of our nation was threatened; now it is tho integrity of our state. There are various ways in which revolution may be brought about. It may be done by force of arms, as it was in IStil. It may be done by starving the government through withholding supplies to carry on its work. It may be done by the bold-faced usurpation of powers not be longing to them, by those sitting in high places in tiie state, as is the case which we have coine together to consider to-night. In view of the present situation of affairs, what is to be done? Let us have no vain vaunting, but, like cool, reasonable and considerate men, let us look mildly and calmly upon the conditions imposed upon us, and upon the remedy for those condi tions. I have been often absent from our pleas ant little city,and never have I returned to my native state with tho mantling blush of shame upon my face and humiliation in my heart until now. Our state lias been honored in the past by the virtue, intelligence, and patriotism of her sons. I have been asked frequently enretr ic it. ahnnfc nnr Statu? Will tliPi Governor and Council commit this high handed act against the rights of the people? I told them I did not believe it would be done. I did not believe that eight men could he found outsido of tho walls of the penitentiary who would do such a thing. It lias beon done, and what is it that has been done? Why, its magnitude is so great that I can hardly com prehend it. I cannot realize tho enormity of it. They have sought, in direct opposition to the provisions ot tho constitution and tho statute laws of your state, to subvert the will of tho people. I want you, my friends, to bear with yon away from hero, in a clear and distint manner, the way tiiis has been done. They say it has been done under the forms of law. Jesus Christ was crucified under the forms of law There lias been no act of op pression or cruelty written in the pages of ^his tory which lias not been done under (lie forms of law. Wo went something more than the forms of law. Wo want to vindicate the spirit of tho law. Tho Governor and his several Councillors—and one of them lives in this city —have, by their arbitrary and unwarranted acts, reversed the will of tho people, as ex pressed by them through the ballot; and I want to say to you what I believe to he tho duty of the citizens of Maine. Shun every one of these men as you would a pesti lence. Make every one of them an outcast and a Wandering Jew. Point tiio finger of scorn at them. Shun them as moral lepers, who arc covered with sores from the crown of the head to the sole of tho foot. Make them to feel that that they are oxecrated by an out raged and indignant people. How lias this thing been done, by which they have accom plished the revolution and subversion of our institutions? By assuming the duties belong ing to the Legislature. Our constitution tells how our elections shall ho called and Held, and our laws tell how our elections shall ho de termined. Every law upon the subject over passed has thrown safety around the sanctity of the ballot. The constitution provides that the votes given for Senators and Kopresenta tives shall bo returned to tho Governor and Council, and that they shall issue certificates to such as shall appear to he elected on the face of tho returns, while the Senate and House shall judge as to the election of the members of their respective branches. The Governor and Council are not to he the judges, hut, in spite of this, thoy have changed a ma jority into a minority, and a minority into a majority. They have usurped the functions of the Legislature itself. They arc not the judges as to whether this mode is formal or that mode is formal. Their action is the re sult of a star chamber proceeding, and such a star chamber proceeding as brought the head of Charles,!, to tho block. Senator Hamlin nexf went on to cite tho act of the Council in the cases of Garland and Exeter, and said that there was no man engaged in that act who did not commit moral porjury. It might not he a crime that state laws could reach, hut it could not escape God’s laws. He then took up the cases of Skowhegan and Farmington. He said that it appeared that the ballot bear ing the name of Davis at the head (loud cheers for Gov. Davis) cast in Skowhegan was an inch longer and half an inch narrower than tho bal lots cast for the opposition, and the names were printed in two columns lengthwise of tho bal lot instead of crosswise, and for that reason the vote of the town hail been thrown out. lie then had read a letter published in this eve ning’s Commercial, from A. P. Gould, the le gal adviser of the Governor and Council, in which he denied having been consulted or hav ing given advice in the Skowhegan case, and which closed by saying, “I have uniformly and repeatedly asserted it as my opinion that the Governor and Council had no power to go into the proceedings of the meeting on election day, except as to the making and sealing of the re turns in open town meeting.” “Then,” said Senator Hamlin resuming, “even their counsel backs out from supporting them.” Ho then referred to the case of Farmington, where the whole vote of the town was thrown out because tlie total numbor of ballots was apparently larger by four than the combined votes of the candidates voted for footed up, and the certifi cates of election given to the man who, in h plantation classed with it received fourteen votes, while his republican opponent received but thirteen, though having a majority of over two hundred on the actual vote. He next re ferred to tlie case of Cherryfield, showing that the throwing out of the returns of that town was clearly unjust and illegal. Now let us see what is to bo done if you allow the Governor and Council to usurp the power of determining what they have no right to determine. What is there in the name of a republic but a mock ery and a fraud? I believe, if our people rise up in their majesty anti demand their rights, that these usurpers will not dare to refuse them. There is a moral power iu the freedom of Maine, before which rascality will quail. You will assert the rights that belong to you by swearing that the government of Maine shall not be subverted nor overturned by that body of men or any other body of men whatever. As the Senator closed he was greeted with con tinued cheers and applause. At the close of Senator Hamlin’s speech let ters and telegrams expressing the ^sympathy of writers and sondors with the objects of the meeting and the strongest indignation at the _ ..il-rinvrniMinii o-rwl worn l'Mrl by Gen. Charles Hamlin, from Hon. Charles Shaw, Dexter; Dr. E. A. Thompson, Dover; Josiah B. Mayo, Foxcroft; S. O. Brown,Dover; Mr. Dobson, Pittsfield; President Bachelder and Prof. Jordan of tho Maine Central Insti tute, Pittsfield; Hon. Lyndon Oak. Garland, and vigorous, earnest addresses from the citi zens of Pittsfiold, Gailford, Charleston and Old town. Speeches followed from J. S. Wheelright, Rev. R. L. Howard, Rev. Mr. Preble and Paul R Seavey. Rev. Mr. Bolton, chairman of the committee on resolutions, tho reported as follows: The Resolutions. In view of the startling usurpation of power by tho lato Governor and council of this State whereby the constitution and laws have been defied: whereby five cities of Maine embracing more than one-tenth of the entire population and about oue-fourth of tho total property valuation of the State have b een arbitrarily disfranchised; whereby the will of the people as expressed at the polls is absolutely over thrown; whereby legally elected*Senators and Representatives are deprived of their rights and defeated candidat es put in wrongful con trol of the people legislature, the citizens of Bangor hero assembled resolve as follows: First—That absolute acquiescence in the will of the majority as expressed at the polls is the first necessity to tho existence and per petuity of a Republican form of government and that any successful effort to deprive the people of their vote is treason against tho government and a crime against liberty, tend ing surely towards the overthrow of free in stitutions. Second—That by tho defiance of the will of the people in falsely counting and declaring tho result of the lato election, in refusing to hear remonstrances and proofs from Represen tatives and Senators chosen at the polls, in arrogating to themselves the functions of the courts and the legislature and setting aside a' their pleasure tho laws of tho State, the Governor and Council have justly forfeited the confidence and respect of the people. Third—That it is the right and duty of ail good citizens to unite in denouncing this in famy and its authors, and in taking such measures as must prevent the consummation of the threatened crime against tho supremacy of the people’s will and against tho good name and fair record of our State. Fourth—That we invito the citizens of every hamlet within the limits of Maine to join with us in the vindication of Itepubli cau institutions and the exercise of all that power which shall - be necessary to preserve and perpetuate the same. Tho resolutions wore adopted by a rising vote, every person in the hall standing and joining in thundering cheers. Speech of Hon. D. F. Davis. After the reading of the resolutions, in re sponse to loud calls, Hon. Daniel F. Davis came foward and was received with prolonged applause which finally subsided and he spoke britly expressing his satisfaction to see tlie earnest faces of the people before him who rocogni/.eil tho outrage perpetrated against them as a blow at tho perpetuity of the repub lic which wo all love. After brief remark shy ltev. Mr. Bolton and C. A. Boutolle, Esq., tho meeting adjourned with cheers for Hon. D. F. Davis. The foeling of indignation among the people hero is stronger than ever and the character of tho mootings show that it is strongest among tho best and most influential citizens, men who coolly weigh matters beforo taking action. Tho unstinted and prolonged ap plause with which they greeted the most radi cal uttcriances of tho,speakers evidenced the Strong feeling which actuated them. THE SKOWHEGAN MEETING. A Shameless Greenhacker Undertakes to Interrupt the Meeting and is Prompt ly Squelched. Skowhegan, Dec. 21. A very enthusiastic indignation meeting was hold in Coburn Hall last evoning. Hon. J. B. Dascomb presided, and remarks were made by leading citizens. A counii^jc appointed reported a statement of tlie condition of affairs for publication, which was received and about to be adopted, when Henry Piuinmor.a Greenhacker, arose to speak against them and in support of tlie action of Garcelon and his clique. The Fusionists here held a meeting and decided upon the line of action in case tho government was severely de nounced, aud Plummer had been chosen spokesman, and in case the Republicans had a small meeting, they proposed to claim a right to half the time. As there were nearly one thousand persons in the hall, most of whom were highly indignant, such a proceeding would have been rather had for those who started it. When Plummer arose the chair ruled him out of order. He appealed to the house, and the chair was sustained unanimous, ly. Then arose a shout of indignation which drove the would be apologizer of Pillsbury and well received and the meeting broke up with three cheers for Gov.elect Davis and Represen tative elect Steward. A resolution was received from Pittsfield signed by seventy-five Repub licans, expressing sympathy with the objects of the meeting and denouncing the counting out. HALLO WELL. A Larsre and Enthusiastic Meeting—The Council Denounced and All Good Citi zens Called Upon to Prevent the Con summation of the Conspiracy. Augusta, Dec. 21.—The indignation meet ing at Hallowell Saturday evening was large, and was made up of the most worthy aud iu lluential men in the city. Tho assemblage was called to order by Hon. J. R. Bod well who in his opening remarks declared that they would not submit to any such infamy as had been practiced by the Governor and Council. After a fervent and patriotic prayer by Rev. Chas. "White, Hon. Peter F. Sanborn was called to preside and a large number of vice presidents were chosen. After tho appoint ment of a committee on resolutions earnest re marks were made by Rev. A. W. Burr, Prin cipal of the Hallowell Classical School, Hon. II. K. Baker. Rev. A. R. Crane of Winthrop, Rev. H. V. Emmons, Howard Owen of • An-. gusta, Col. John S. Snow, J. S. Hobbs of Au gusta, I. N. Wadsworth of Manchester, D. K. Jewed, Geo. F. Bodwell, Alexander Doyle and Maj. E. Rowed. A letter from Gen. Jas. A. Had was read. The following resolutions express tho senti ment of tho meeting: THE RESOLUTIONS. Whereas, tho Governor and Council have set aside by grossly illegal and unjust measures the de cision of the legal voters of the State at the elec tion in September last in regard to the choice of members of the flfty-niuth legislature, counting out men who were fairly elected and counting in others who were notoriously rejected at the ballot box, do ing this by usurpation of functions which belong to the Supreme Court; by despotic and illegal control of the official returns; by refusing Republicans ac cess to the returns until inspection could avail noth ing; by permitting the altering and correcting se cretly of returns from towns with fusion officers; by sending out deceptive blanks to entrap offic rs of cities into making incorrect returns and by other unjust and unlawful acts, in flagrant violation of their oaths of office and the high trusts reposed in them, therefore Resolved, That we, the people of the City of Hallowed, in public meeting assembled without dis tinction of party do most earnestly deolaie our deep detestation of the course pursued by the Gov ernor and Council in the election count and declare them guilty of a monstrous crime against the con stitution and the law and the sacred rights of the people. Resolved, That it is the imperative duty of all citizens to discountenance and disavow the authors of this wicked conspiracy and aid in overwhelming them with popular indignation. The danger is as much a common one as that indicated by the tiring upon Sumter, and should be resisted by common effort, irrespective of party; that we urge all good citizens, of w hatever party, to join in the movement to oppose the common peril that tne overthrow of the conspirators may be as complete as possible, and the vindication of popular rights, free elections aud that no repetition of this crime will be attempted in this State. ltesolvtd, That if the men who were rejected at the polls last September, and have been counted in by the Governor and Council, have any proper re good for themselves, for justice and right and the peace and honor of the State, they should refuse to occupy seats in the Legislature which tire offered to them if they will become partners id this robbery of and treachery to the State. Thev cannot accept seats under the self-constituted returning board at the State House without sharing the infamy that at taches to the principals in this outrageous con spiracy. Itesolved, That we pledge ourselves to, and with all the influence we have and in all such ways as arc necessary, feasible and right, towards installing in their seats those persons who were elected to the Leg islature bv the people,but have been counted out by tbe arbitrary and unjust acts of the Governor and Council. There must not be submission for one hour or one instant to the infamous ctunt of the Governor and. Council. THE FEELING ELSEWHERE. Indignation Meetings to bo Hold in Lew iston, Damariacotta, Gardiner and Other Places. [Special Despatch to the Press.] Lewiston, Dec. 29.—Not since the memora ble days of ’G1 have the honest men regardless of party in Lewiston and Auburn, been so aroused as at the damnable counting out busi ness at Augusta by Eben F. Pillsbury, through his instruments, Gov. Garcelon and Council. At first our citizens were not easily convinced of the treacherous and deceitful character of their old fellow townsman who has occupied the Executive chair during tlio year past. Many were quite sanguine that law and justice could ho found even in the fusion camp, and that only a few returns at the most would he rejected, which would not alter the complex ion of the Legislature; but at this wholesale slaughter of truth, virtue, justice, moral and legal rights the masses of our people are indig nant, and at a word from, the leaders would re sort to extremo measures. The feeling today cannot he compared with that yesterday, and I prophesy the feeling Monday will he much deeper than to-day. Revolutionary expressions are heard upon every hand and the general attitude among Republicans is “We won’t submit.” Congressman Frye is expected home Monday or Tuesday, when an indignation meeting wil^ do new. [To (he Associated Tress.] Damariscotta, Deo. 21.—There is intense feeling here over the action of the Governor andCouncil and it will probably find expression in an indignation meeting the coming week. By the Republicans.to a man and many Demo crats and Greenbackers tbe transaction is denounced perhaps more warmly because this county is deprived of its Senator and one of its Representatives, both elected by pluralities of over two hundred, tbe latter losing his seat through tbe error of a Democratic town clerk. Gardiner, Dec. 20.—An indignation meet ing against the stealing of tho legislature will probably bo held here next week though no definite arrangements are made. People from country towns report great excitement. THE NICARAGUA CANAL. Gen. Grant Said to be at the Head of the Enterprise. New York, Dec. 21.—The Herald publishes an interview with A. G. Meno, Col. civil engi neer at Washington navy yard, in relation to the proposed Nicaragua canal. Ho says Gen. Grant heads the project to establish the Nic aragua Canal Co. lie is not waiting for capi ta! or promises. He is today the most active of the promoters of the enterprisej and I pre sume it is not saying too much to say thatGen. Grant is waiting for others. They are not for him. It will be several months boforo Grant can accept the presidency of the Canal Com pany, certainly not before the first of March. The subscription that tho French capitalists have offered to make to tho stock cf the com pany depends upon Grant’s being either an activo or an hono-ary (president of tho com pany. If he is not elected President of the United States again ho will ho free to servo as active president,andjif lieshould be elected what is there to prevent his remaining as honorary President. On the other hand the concessions which the Nicaraguan government is ready to make depends upon Gen. Grant’s being at the head of the company. Grant is expected to visit his mother at the house of Mr. Corbin in Jersey City within a few days. The venerable lady is in her 82d year and in good health. His visit will be made in entire privacy. EDISON'S LIGHT. Menlo Park to be Illuminated with It New Years Eve. New York, Dec. 21.—The Herald says the first public exhibition of Edison’s long looked for electric light is announced to take place New Year’s eve at Menlo Park, on which occa sion that - ’ace will he illuminated with the new light. Edison’s electric light, incredible as it may .ppear, is produced from a little piece of i . er, a tiny strip that a breath would blow away Through this little strip of paper is passed an electric current, and tite result is a bright, beautiful light, like the mellow sun set of Italian autumn. “lint paper instantly burns even under the trifling heat of a tallow camlle,” exclaims the skeptic; “and how then can it withstand the fierce heat of an electric current?” Very true, hut Edison makes the little piece of paper more infusible than platinum, more durable than granite, and ttiis involves no complicated process. The paper is merely baked in an oven until all its elements have passed away except its corbon frame work. The latter is then placed in a glass globe connected with wires leading to the elec tricity producing machine and the air expand ed from the globe. Then the apparatus is ready to give a light that produces no deleterious gasses, no smoke, no offensiue odors; a light without tlamej without danger; requiring no matches to ignite, giving out hut little heat, vitiating no air and free from all flickering: a light that is a little globe of sunshine, a verit able Aladdin’s lamp. And this light the in ventor claims can be produced cheaper than that from the cheapest oil. EUROPE. The Famine in Silesia. Berlin, Dec. 20.—The requisite measures mave been taken to prevent any dangerous ex tension of the prevailing famine and disease in Silesia. The ravages hitherto have not been extensive, and there need bo no fear now that danger will develop. The provincial authori ties voted 1,500,000 marks for directly mitiga tion the hunger of the sufferers, and 880,000 marks for the construction of roads and other relief work. The Fmperor has placed at the unconditional disposal of the poor law officers 400,(WO marks, which have been contributed in commemoration of his golden wedding Generous sums iiave likewise been donated by the Empress, Crown Prince Frederick Wil liam and other members of the royal family, and by the people. Res’Stnation of the French Minister. Paris, D, c. '21.—In the Senate yesterday one of the deputies. M. Raynol, accused Gen. Gresley, Minister of War, of not taking dis ciplinary measures against Senator Oarayon Latour, who, although a lieutenant-colonel in territorial army, attanded a Legitimist de monstration. Gen. Gresley replied that he had acted in conformity with the advices of the commission of inquiry. Gen Gresley then quitted the chamber. The Cabinet has re signed in a body, and De Freycinct will form o now vniitict-rv The Recent Attempt on the Czar’s Life. Berlin, Dec. 20.—Intelligence from St. Petersburg represents that several officers of artillery engineers have been arrested, charged with complicity in tho recent Nihilist attempt on the Czar’s life at Moscow. The winter pal aco is now illuminated all night as a precau tion. Northcot9 Defends Beacon field's Policy London, Dec. 20,—Sir. Stafford Nortlieote, Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered an address today at the Conservative demonstra tion at Leeds. He made a detailed reply to tlie recent speeches of members of the Liberal party and complained that Gladstone’s com parison of the expenditures of the Liberal and Conservative governments were fallacious as he made no allowance for extraordinary war expenditures, necessitated by Eastern compli cations. The tone of John Bright’s recent speech at tho Potior banquet ho said was remarkable. Bright had gone as near a3 possible to recommending a republic in England and in comparing the United States with tho British empire, had pointed out that the wide extent cf tho latter was merely a cause of weakness The Chancellor asserted that tho policy oi tho government in Afghanistan was one of defence not annexation. They still adhered in the main to tho policy set forth in tho treaty of Gundamuk, but wished Afghanistan a gov ernment suitable to its population, so that , tie country might form a barrier between India and any power that might encroach upon it. Ho asserted his auditors that tluj govern ment were concealing nothing relating to the situation in Afghanistan. The government ho said would take .meas ures to alleviate distress in Ireland without pauperizing the population, but while careful of the material prosperity of Ireland would.all insist upon the maintenance of law and order and would never conqueth with any demands for home rule, which responsible statesmen of all parties knew to he impossible. THE AFGHAN WAR. Gen. Roberts Entirely Surrounded. THE QUEEN SAID TO BE ALARMED BY THE SITUATION. Calcutta, Dec. 21.—A despateh from Gen. Roberts,.dated the 18th, urges Gen. Gough’s immediate advance iu light order, without tents and only taking ammunition and sup plies for five or six days. Roberts states that there is no enemy between Jagdelluk and Ca bul to oppose Gough’s advanc •, and adds that ho shall be able to settle affairs in Cabal when Gough joins him. Gough will leave Jagdelluk on the 21st (today) with 1400 men and four guns, picking up 700 men and two guns at Lataboud. New York, Doc. 20.—The Tribune’s cable crtA/tiol cove* A fcrVirtn rlienatAra firnitfl crp.nern.l alarm and Tory consternation. The Queen is reported as greatly distressed and publicly blames Lord Lytton for suppressing and dis torting information. The best authorities on Indian affairs say Gen. Roberts was utterly ig norant of the enemy’s preparations and obliged finally to fight his way around Cabo 1 to Shir pour cantonment where he is completely sur rounded. His position is extremely critical and it is expected that he will be compelled within a month to fight liis way through the enemy. There is no possibility of reinforcements ad vancing before February, the transport service being deficient. The German staff derides the imbecility of the Indian commissariat depart ment, The Queen considers the mistake so grave that it is reported she is disposed to abandon ttie ministers’ Afghan policy. London, Dec. 20.—A despatch from Bom bay to the Standard says Gen. Roberts reports, under date of tho 18th inst., that he has lielio graohically communicated with Latabond for a few minutes and lias learned that Gen. Gough had not yet advanced beyond Jagdal lak._ MINOR TELEGRAMS. Tho English memorial to Prince Napoleon is abandoned. , The first representation Tennyson's ono act comedy “Falcon,” was a dramatic failure. Princess Louise sail3 for Canada January 22d. Parnell has sailed for America. The weather was very boisterous and cold throughout Canada yesterday. A petition has been received asking that Delegate Cannon’s right to a seat bo investi gated. Ho is charged with having six wives. In the /Spanish Senate yesterday Gen. Jovel lar censured tho government and openly de clared that the opposition of Gen. Campos can not hut be regarded as a sovere blow to tho Canovas del Castillo Cabinet. The Republicans of the Tennossee Legisla ture have resolved to opposo all measures look ing to the repudiation of the state debt. Gen. Grant was given a reception in Phila delphia Saturday by the children of the pub lic schools. Five cars were wrecked and a brakeman killed on tho Pennsylvania Railroad at Pitts burg Saturday. The Post-office Department lias just put a large numhor of lottery agents on the black lest. The River Rhine is frozen over from Budes heim to upper Rheiugau, and persons crc3s on the ice at Bingen. FiNA^clALANDCO^MERCiAL Portland Ouilr Wholesale Market. Portland. Dec. 20. The market for Flour and Grain is quiet and firm with only a moderate trade. In the West the prices of Flour and Grain are well maintained and tho transactions are large. Sugar—granulated contin i ues strong and y»c higher, quoted at lUc; Extra C is steady aud unchanged at c. In Produce. Pota toes show a slight falling off; there Is no shipping demand aud very little out of town trade; we quote car lots at 40@ 45c, and job lots 50@55e. The Bos ton market is reported very dull for potatoes;a large number cargoes are at the wharves, which are being worked off very slowly at about 45c for good Rose* Prolifitcs and Jacksons. The following are to-day's quotations of Flour Grain, Provisions. £c. Flour. ‘Superfine.5 25 @5 75, yellow Corn, Extra Spring. .6 25(8:0 50 j car lots 09 XJX. Spring — 7 25,0,7 60]TT. M. “ 08 Patent Spring New Corn “ 00 Wheats.9 50@9 75 Oats, “ 53@55 Michigan Win- Slicked Bran ., 20 00 ter best.. . 7 50 8,7 75 j MMs... @24 00 Low (trade ^ Corn, bag lots.. 70 Michigan....0 25@G 75 Meal, “ .. 08 St. Louis Win- I Oats,. “ .. 53@55 tergooM.7 50 a7 751 Bran, “ .. 22 \YT liter fair.,,0 75,a7 OOlMid’ngs, “ .. @25 • Winter best. ..8 25@8 25 Rye, “ 1 10 Hroduce. I’roruuoBM. Turkeys. 14810 j Mess Beef.. 10 50811 00 Chickens. 10ol2 j Ex Mess.. 11 75 <Xl2 00 Fowl. 8 a 10 | I>1 ate.12 0< > a 1 2 25 ... j<x24 j Ex Plate..12 75 a,13 00 SwTPotatoes. .3 75@4 50jPork— New “ bbl 1 50@ Backs.... 10 75 al 7 00 Irish potatoes, Clear.1*5 (>o a 10 25 car lots_ 40S45c_ __ i Moss.15 OO « 15 25 Onions, P bbl.3 50a3 75.1 Hams. 9l/2 ft 12 crate.2U0@2 25: lnir<3. Romidllogs... 5@0 Tub, p Ih.87s@ 9 (,’Sn*e«e. I ;< roes, lb p..S-",s >£ 8’ i Maine. |*lail.-••10 fe10Va Vermont. }, Kegs... N. V. Factory 12@14 i BrnH». Friir ? 1 Pea.2 20 a 2 25 Or/uuffi- :.fe<tiumft.19(>u2 00 Palermos.pbx 3 50 GO Yellow Eyes. .2 15^.2 25 Valencia, t> case l2 00i Butter. “ pbox 0 Ow]Family, p lb.. 278 32 Leir%» (Store.... . 17.ft 22 Messina.4 50@5 00. Appir*. Pale mos.4 00@1 bO Crecn.1 50@2 50 Nuts ! Dried YYTestern 4@ 5 Peanuts— i do Eastern.. 6@ 0y2 "■O * Wilmington.l 60@1 70 Sugar. Virginia.1 50a 1 62 Granulated.... S10 Tennessee... 1 20 «1 35 Extra G . i£ 9% Castana, fc> lb.. Ill*, 12c C. (aSVt Walnuts, “ 12 «14c Syrups. '<£55 Filberts, “ 2 2 a, 13c | Pecan. '* 1 la-12c i druud Trank Elrralor. Tlie following is a statement of Grain at tlie Grand Trunk Elevator, December 20: Wheat* Peas. Oats. Rye. Cars. Cars. Cars. Cars. Balance in Elevator.. 159 24 13 o Received. 8 21 n 1C,7 45 13 17 Forwarded. 25 Balance. 142 45 13 11 Foreign Experts. ANTWERP. Ship Kingsport—G8,C70 bush of wheat. CARDENAS. Bark F II Loring—4980 shooks and heads, 2000 box shooks, 23,700 hoops, 25 drums fish, 2 spars. _____ Foreign Import*. LIVERPOOL, ENG. Steamer Dominion—100 cases brandy, 100 do gin, 10 packages gin to James McGlinehy, 11 cases magnesia to J W Perkins & Co Ucvvipu of Maine Fetaral. PORT LAXI>, Dec. 19. For Tor Hand, 35 cars miscellaneous merchandise; for connecting roads, 74 cars miscellaneous mer chandise _ Bail} Doutctilic Receipt*. Bv water conveyance—1000 bush Cormneal to G. W. 'True & Co._ Boston Ntoek Market. [Sales of the Broker’s Board,-Dec. 20.] First Call. 70 Eastern Railroad.. . 24 Sales at Auction. 1 Portland. Saco and Portsmouth K. R—102 j 3 Eastern Railroad. 24-, s Second Board—First Call. 4 Eastern Railroad.-24 4 Bell Telephone Co. J2u Second Call. $1,000 Eastern Railroad ... 81% Bank Statement. New York, Dec. 20.—The following is the week ly Bank statement ending to-day: o o^q nnn Loans, increase.8 2,348,UUO Specie, decrease. 3,21d>,i>0(» Legal tenders, decrease. 86u,.»uu I >e[K»sits, decrease. 1,440,600 Circulation, increase. 122'Ann Reserve, decrease.. 4,087,to The banks now hold $1,856,650 in excess of legal reauirements. _ New York Mtock and Mouev Market. New York, Dec. 20— P. M.—Money closed at 6 per cent, on oil call. The bank statement shows a loss in the reserve of nearly $4,000,000. Sterling Exchange—We quote bankers asking rates, 60 days’ bills, at 481 Vi per £ (of 84.866;* par value),and on demand, $4.84,against 8481 Vi ft 483% one week ago. Commercial bills 4 7S)%fa; 4 79% gold. . t 4. , me ioiiowmg are to-day’s closing quotations of Government securities : .. . , x_/»»_ mm mil/* United States C.’s, 1881, coup.JJJCVs United States newB’s, reg.i, i United States new o’s. coup.? United States new 4V2’S, reg.JO"*/* United States new 4Vi’s, coup...}, United States new 4’s,reg.}™Vs l'nited States netr 4’s,.}C4 Pacific C’s of «u. ..l-l Tlie following were tile closing quotations of stocks: Chicago & Rock Island.14 J Illinois Central. "/ B. & Ouincy.l -o Chicago & Alton. Chicago « Alton preferred. ..llo New York Central. 127 .. Michigan Central.'He Brio. $ Erie preferred. «. Y? Northwestern. y1 * ? Northwestern preferred.1„ i? V! ilwaukop & St. Paul.. 71 Vi New Jersey Central. t *v8 St. Paul preferred. JJJ I'nion Pacific... 82Va Western Union Tel. Co.103 Cniifomin Minins Stocks. Sax Francisco, Dec. 20.—The following are the closing uuotations of Mining stocks to-day: Alpha. 7V2 Hale & Noreross— 5 Alta. 2 Julia Consolidated. 114 Belcher. l3/i Justice.21-32 Best & Belcher_ 7% Mexican.lWs Bullion. 3 Northern Belle.. . GVi , California. 3% Ophir.W*A Clio a1 a r. 4 Vs Overman. 3 Consolidated Ya... 3% Baymond. 3A Eureka Con.1G Union Con.37 Crown Point. 1 % Sierra Nevada.19% Exchequer. 2Vk Yellow Jacket. <>V2 Gould & Curry. 3*4 Bodie. 8% Grand Prize.13-32 Imperial. 5-1 o Savage. 4 Potosi. 2% Pomertic Markets. New York,Dee. 20—The market for IJ reads t us 173 and Provisions closed firmer. Cotton—The market closed rather easier at 12 va for Middling uplands and 12c/sc for middling Or leans; sales for the past week have been 2738 bales on the spot and 1,129,GOO bales for future delivery. Floor market quiet & :ea y;No 2 at 4 30a5 15; Supperiine Western and State at 5 25@5 75; com mon to good extra Western and State 5 85.dG 20; good to choice do at G 30@8 35; common'to choice White Wheat Western extra at G 15 a G 80; Fancy White Wheat Western extra at G 85&8 45; com mon to good extra Ohio at G 10 a7 75; common to choice extra St Louis at (5 3 0;«8 15; Patent Minne sota extra at 7 35 aS 00;choice to double extra 8 10 a 9 00; City Mills extra for the West Indies at G 75 (t:j 00; low grades extra 5 75 aG 00; Southern flour is quiet; common to fair extra G 20aG 90; good to choice extra 7 00@8 40; the sales for the week have been 05,000 bbls. Kye Flock—moderately active and steady at.» 10 a5 70 for Superfine: sales for the week 1200 bbls. GORX-Meal—quiet at 2 75@3 10 for common to White Western ^Brandy wine at 3 35; Bag meal is quiet: coarse 1 14<£l 17: fine Yellow at 1 20a 1 25; fine White 1 32gl 40;sales for the week have been 1,100 bbls and 6000 saeks. Wheat—the market closed steady ami generally firm: No 2 Bed Winter on snot 1 57Va;December at 1 57 bid. 1 59 asked: January at eper cental; sales for February 2 71% per cental; No 2 Chicago at 1 44®! 45; No 2 Milwaukee at 1 40® 1 40; No 2 Spring for December 1 42 bid. 1 50 ask ed; No 1 White for December 1 58® 1 54%: sales at 2 GO per cental January; sales for the week have been 3,040,000 busli. (John—the market closed steady ;No 2 on the spot 04% a05c; January 1 10% #1 11 p cental; steam er G2c bid, G2%c asked for December; sales for the week have been 1,112,000 bush. Oats—market closed quiet but steady ;No 1 Yv lute at 45c; No 2 do at 52%c; No 3 White 50% ; Mixed at 49# 51c; sales for the week 200,000 bush. Pork—closed strong and higher; mess on spot at 12 37%# 12 05; 13 40 bid for new January; 13 50 bid ior February; sales for the week 2500 bbls on the spot, and 1,200 bbls for future delivery. Lard-—closed stronger;prim© steam on spot 7 7o@ 7 82%: 7 80 bid for January: sales 7 95 February; 3 00 bid for Marsh; city at 7 57%®7 GO: retined nominally at 8 07%®8 12%; sales for tlie week D800 tcs on the spot and 50,000 tcs for future de livery. Tallow quiet at 6% @G%. Butter—quiet; Western and State creameries 30 @35e: Western and State dairies lG#31c. CnKESE—market is steady; State factories at 10® 13l.4c; Western 9%®18%c. Whiskey—steady and tirm at 1 19 p gallon for W> stern* Chicago. Dec. 20.—Wheat higher at 1 33% for January; 1 33% for February. Corn shade higher at 40%c for December; 40%c for January; 41c for February; 40%c for May. Oats lower at 34"% c for December; 35c January; 35%c February; 40c for May. Detroit. Dbc. 20.—\vhoat stronger; extra, no sales: No 1 White at 1 37% cash and December; 1 38% for January; 1 42% February; 1 45 March; No 1 milling 1 33%; No 1 Amber at 1 37%; No 2 Fed 1 37%. , x, OT> . St. Lou is, December 20.—Wheat higlicrjNo 2 Ked at 1 34%®1 34% : No 3 do at 1 25%. Milwaukee, December 20.—Wheat is quiet at 1 30% for January; 1 32®1 32Vs Feb. Mnvuna market. Havana. December 20.—Sugar—The absence of busi< ess for want of stock and sales afford no base for the establishment of quotations, which remian nominal, owing to the unsettled condition of the market. Better accounts from the United State to ward the close will probably effect favorblo reac tion; stock in warehouses at Havana and Matanzas 20,700 boxes, 8000 bags and 4500 hhda; receipts for tlw week 1.300 boxes. 1500 bags aud 1850 lihds; exports for week 000 boxes, 500 bags and i, 200 lihds. including all bags and hlids to the United States. Freights nominal. Tobacco tirm. Spanish gold at 235#235V2. Exchange flat; on United States GO days gold 0% d 7 prem; short sight 7% @8% prem; London 17%® 18 prem; Paris 3® 3%. _ • European markets. London, Dec. 20—12.30 P. M.—Consols 97 3-1G for money and 97 5-16 for account. London. Dec. 20—12.30 P. M.—American secu rities;—United States bonds, new 5s, 106%; 4%s at 109Vs; 4s, 105%; Erie 41%. Liverpool,Dec. 20-12.30 P. M.—Cotton market easier; Middling uplands at G 13-16d; Orleans G 15 lGd: sales 7,000 bales; for speeulaiion and export 1000; receipts 15,400, American 11,400. Liverpool, Dec. 20—12.30 P. M.—Flour 10 G@ 13; Winter Wheat 11 g®ll 7; f spring Wheat 10 3 all; Califomi average 10 8# 11 7; club do at 11 G a ll 10; Corn at 5 10; Peas at 7. Provisions, &c., —Pork GO; Beef 82; Lard 37 G; Bacon at 38®39; Cheese at G5. Tallow' at 37 6, at Lor ion at 45. SLAl'l!. O J&IHVjrJUIOJni JUUOiAm' ftuu v^v/x’i vzjLVKiOhj Yeast Powder received the Award at the Mechan i( s Fair. Both are pure aud standard articles, and sold by most every grocer in Portland. Try them and you will have no other. MARRIAGES In Gardiner, Dec. 9, J. F. Goldsmith of West Gar diner and Miss Klvie J. Herriman of Litchfield. In Saco, Dec. 8, Natlil F. Lord and Miss Maggie J. McLoud. both of Saco. in Biddcford. Nov. 2(1, Alex. S. Gove of Biddeford and Miss Angelia Campbell of Saeo. In Penobscot, Dec. 5, Major L. Lowe and Miss Nancy M. Leach. In Penobscot, Dec. 9, John P. Moulton of Moul tonboro, N. II., and Adelina L. Gott of Bluehill. In Round Pond, Dec. 7, Moses Lorenz of Alaska and Miss Bula E. Smith of Bristol. * In Bristol, Dec. 0, Artclle Russell and 5Iiss Ahbio E. Robbins. DEATHS. In Yarmouth, Dee. 20, Dca. Nath’l Jordan, aged 08 years. [Funeral this Monday afternoon, at 21 /'■> o’clock.] In Bowdoin, Dec. 12, Mrs. Elvira A. Potter, aged 05 years 9 months. In Kennebunkport, Dec. 17, Mr. Ilenry Benson, aged about 58 years. "in Kennebunk, Deo. 19, Alice P., wife of Nath’l Farrin, aged 55 years. In Tremont, Dee. 10, William Butler, aged 21 years 4 months. In Bueksport, Dee. 0, Pan’l S. Herriman, aged 24 years 2 months. In Weld, Dec. 10, Mrs. Clara Libby, aged about 21 years. In Bath, Grace L., daughter of Geo. N. and Angie i Nichols, aged 0 years. Jn Camden. Dec. 8, James F. Thorndike, aged 75 years 8 months. MINIATURE ALMANAC ....DECEMBER 22. Sim rises.7.33 1 High water. 0.00 Sun sots.4.24 I Moon sets. 1.50 MARINE NEWS. OUT OT I’OSSTEAXD. SATURDAY, December 20. Arrived* Barque Ohimoea, (.Nor) llaavc, Montrose, Scot, via Delaware Breakwater, to load grain. To Chase, Lea vitt & Co. Sob Myra, Warren, Boston, to load for Macliias. Sell Nettie Walker, Ingalls, Cornwallis, NS, for New York. Sob Ziila, IT alio well, Kastport for New York. Sob Bee, Stewart, l.nstport for Boston. Soli Metropolis. Koberts, Y'lnalhavcu for Boston. Sell Ida, Wilson, Millbridee for Boston. Cleared* Ship Kingsport, (Br) Duff, Antwerp—Tolin Main. Barque Dannie 11 boring, Soule, Cardenas—Nut ter, Kimball & Co. Scb Brilliant, Wheeler, St fieorge—Natb 1 Blake. Sob Abby Weld, tiardner, bastport and Pembroke, Nath'l Blake. INT1IK KOACS, ready — Barques Cedar Croft, and Persian; brig II P Dewey; scb A K Weeks and others. , SUNDAY. December 121 Arrived* Steamship Eleanora, Bragg, New York—mdse to Henry Fox. FROM OI K CORRESPONDENT. KASTPORT, Dec 14—Ar, sebs Sea Spray, Hinds* Boston; Venelia, Tally, do. Dec 1G—Ar, sell Lookout, Holmes, Boston. Dec 17—Ar, schs Z A Paine, Jones, and S L Night ingale, Hillyard, New York; C B Paine, 11 ill yard, Boston. BOOTHBAY, Dec 18—Ar, soli Temperance Belle Hunt, Portland lor St John. NIL FROM MERCHANTS* EXCHANGE. Ar at Liverpool Dec 18, ship J 1> Walker,W allace, New York: 19th, steamer Mississippi, Gibson, Port land; ship Sovereign, Putnam, do. Passed Crook haven 19th, ship Gatherer, 1 hemp son, from San Francisco for Queenstown. Ar at Greenock 19th, brig J C Hazeltine, Nicker son, Sourabaya. Ar at Havre 19th, ship J A Thompson, Rogers, San Francisco. 91E1HOBANDJI. Sch Whitney Long, (of St George) Bickmore, from New York for Port Royal, SC. with guano, struck on outer Diamond Shoal, 20tli inst, and came <>tl and sunk in eight fathoms water in forty-live inm ates after. Her crew of seven men were saved and provided for at Life Station No 22, Hatteras. Sch Victor, Harris, from New York for Grcenport, while passing Hell Date 19th, struck on Black Rock ami remained, in a bad position. DOMESTIC PORTS. SAN FRANCISCO—Cld 19th, ship Gold Hunter, Freeman, Queenstown. . . „ _ c. NEW ORLEANS—Below 10th, ship Henry S San ford. Sleeper, from Calcassieu. Sid fm the Pass 19th, sch Emerson Uokcs, for New York. , , . _ APALACHICOLA—Ar 12th, sch Joseph Souther, Watts, Caibarien. , , , . Sid. sch Etta A Stnnpson, Martin, J'hiladclphia. FERNANDINA—Ar 14tli, sch Lugano, AleKown, Havana. Ar 18th, brig Arcot, Small, Port Spain. JACKSONVILLE, FLA—Cld 17th, sell Traveller, Hodges. Bermuda. • SAVANNAH—Ar 19th, sch M E Gray, Hudgins, Baltimore. Cld 19th, schs Wm Slater, Killen, for New \ork; Lohn L Tracey, Long, Uniou Island. ST MARY’S—Ar 12th, brig Aquiducck, Johnson, Port Royal. SC. BRUNSWICK, GA—Cld 12th, sch Jas li Talbot, Crocker, New York. WILMINGToNr-Cld 19th, sch Wyoming, Foss, Port au Prince. D I I 'I’IYIiiDI.' CnnriTi.i f'lorl- Uni t lett, Philadelphia. at 18th, barque F L Carney, Yates, New York. Ar 18ib, scb Corvo, Tyh r, New York. Cld 17th, schs Isaac Urbeton, Crockett, and John F Kraus, Freeman, Portland. PHILADELPHIA—Ar 18th, sch Sea Bird, Camp bell. Richmond. Cld link, barque Caro, Gray, for Bari adoes; schs Calawamteak, Kennedy, Dighton; Nellie T -Morse, Hawley, Savannah. NEW YORK—Ar 19th, barque C M Davis, koop man, Hamburg; schs Caroline Knight, Dyer, Roek land: Nile, Spear, do; P L Smith, Ryder, Pittston; Abbie E Willard, Grant, Bangor. Chi 19th, bugs C S Packard, Jones, Kingston, Ja; Shasta, Ulmer, Cardenas; Ramirez, Bernard, Key West; Keystone, do. NEW HAVEN—Ar 13th, sch Charlotte Jameson, Jameson, Pensacola. PROVIDENCE—Ar 19th, schs Para, Beal, Ph.wi delphia; 1. M Strout Fornald, Perth Amboy; Darius Kddy, Winslow, Hoboken; Only Son, Meader, do or Pawtucket. PAWTUCKET—Ar 19th, sch W II Rowe, V hit more, Hoboken. Sid 19th, sch L Holway, Bryant, New York. WICK FORD—Ar 17th, sch Nellie E Gray, Nich ols, Bueksport. SOMERSET—Ar 18th, sch Ella Pressey, Averill, Alexandria. FALL RIVER—Ar 18th, sch Chattanooga, Snare, Bangor via Pawtucket. NEWPORT—Ar 10th, sch Pulaski, Henderson, Rockland for New York; Emma Linwood. Harding, Proviueetown for Virginia; Enterprise, Robinson, Boston for Philadelphia. In port, schs D B Webb, Lewis, Bangor fer Balti more: Volant, March, Amboy for Appouaug. NEW BEDFORD—Sid 18th, sell Terrapin, Woos ter, New York. VINE YARD-HAVEN— Ar 18th, schs Chrorno, Wooster, Azua for Boston; Sharah F Bird, Gilchrist Georgetown for do; Kocheko, Jasper, Richmond for do; Fannie & Edith, and Almeda, New York for dc; Ernest T Lee, do for do; J C Nash, and Henry, Port Johnson for do; Redondo, and Olive Branch, do for do; Zicova, Mvstlc for Weymouth; Dolphin,do for do; llyue, and Foiest City. Port Johnson for Salem; Reuben S Hunt, Hoboken for do; Charlie Steadman do for IJingham; Idlewild, New Yrork for Eastport; Chas A Ropes, Lubec for New York. Returned, schs Jed FDuren, and M L Newton. EDGARTOWN—Ar 18th, schs Silas McLoon, New York for Salem; Charlie & Willie, do for Portland; Ella, do for Salem; Lucy Baker, Amboy for Boston; S P Adams, New York for Salem; Willie Luce, Bal timore for Boston. Returned, schs Mabel Hall, and Rntli Hodgdon. In port I8tli, schs Bedabedec, K no wlton, vlalden for Boston; Idaho, Peck, New York for Boston; Ruth Hodgdon, Elbridge Gerry, Susan, James Free man, John James, Telegraph, Moses Eddy, S J Lind sey. Senator Giinies, America, and the arrivals of the 18 tli. MYANXIS—Ar 18th, sch Mary Brewer, Tollman, Newcastle, Del; Rival, Bangor. Returned, schs Bay State, and Sarah R Jones. BOSTON—Ar 19th, schs Hattie A White, Bellaty, Gonaives; schs O 1> Witlierell, Wixon, Baltimore; Wm Pickering, Bellaty, Portalolinson; Vicksburg, Kendall, do; S J Gillinore, Sylvester, do; Eliza B Coiiiii, Cole, and Stampede. Gault, Hoboken; Sandy Point. Grant, Manhattanville; J C liarruden, Strout New York. Ar 21st, sch A McNichols, Robinson, Hoboken. Cld 21st, brig Morancy, Small, Hayti; schs Rough Diamond. Flewelling, Portland; Mark Pendleton, Gilkey, Savannah. BEVERLY—Ar 18th, sch Senator Grimes, Clark, Amboy. SAllEM—Ar 18th, schs C A Sproul. Sproul, Perth Amboy; Telegraph, Thorndike, and Hattie L Curtis, Bartlett, Port Johnson. FGRFEGN PORTS. At Singapore Dec 15, sliix> B Sewell, Sewall, for i win, *wg. Ar at London 17tli inst, ship Ellen Austin,Grimn, New York. Sid fin Liverpool 18th, ship Bombay, Peterson, Galveston. Ar at Cardiff Dec 18, ship Henrietta, Blanchard, Gloucester. Ar at Buenos Ayres Nov 18, brigs Screamer. Sin nett, Portland; 19th, Clara Jenkins, Dodge, from New York. Ar at Montevideo Nov 13, barque IT A Blanchard, Smith, New York; 17th. Mary E Russell, Nichols, Portland; T L Sweet, Griffin, do. Ar at Pernambuco Nov 15, brig Mary E Thayer, Whitmore, Baltimore. Ar at Kio Janeiro Nov 19, ships Cyrus F Sargent, Atherton, Cardiff; 22d, Alexander, Cotton, do. Sid 27th. sell das M liiley, Robinson, Barbadoes. In port Nov 28, brig Amy A Lane, Costigan, for New York, ldg; and others. At Cape Haytien 1st inst, sell Wesley Abbott French, tor New York few days, big. At dacinel Dec 2d. brig Nellie Mitchell, Jackson, from Wilmington, XC. ar N'ov 29. Ar at Porto Cabello 3d inst, soli Forest Home, Kent, New York. Ar at Cienfuegos Dec 10th, barque Ormus, Sliack ford, Ardrossan. Ar at Cornwallis, NS, 6th inst. schs Nettie Walk er, Ingalls, Maeliias. (and cld 12tli for Now York); 8th, Dolly Varden, Smith, Boston, (and cld 11th for for New York.) Ar at St John, NR, ISth inst, barque Jennie Ilarkness, (new, 1372) Amesbury, Rockport, Me, to load deals for Europe. Cld 18th, sell Carl D Lotbrop, McAllep, Vineyard Haven, for orders. SPOKEN. Dec 11, lat 28 29, Ion 70 18, ship Memnon, Wass, from Iloilo for Boston. Dec 15, lat 30 13, Ion 74 1(5, barque Mary C Hale, Higgins, from New York for Laguna. SPECIAL NOTICES. Solid Gold Amethyst and Garnet Rings ONLY $2.25, at McKEKJfEY’S, 531 Congress Street.* dels fendlw Special notice \ We have just closed a ceutraetNvith a large Cotton Mill for all tlie a a-rmrN — OF — Fa ME 40 SMGH Made during the next year. They will be shipped to us about the first of each mouth. A sample bale is new in stock and will be sold at 8c 5*KIS YARD. Eastman Bros. 534 CONGRESS STREET. del'.) sndtf Christmas Goods TODD & MOUSE, l.T717’ IVEioLci.1© Street, (First Door from Exchange,) Have i:: stock for the Holidays Gold and Silver Watches, a Sine let of Finger Kings, Ladies’ Goid ami Plated Neck Chains and Buckets Bracelets, CiiflT Buttons, Sets, Ear Kings, Gold and Silver Thimbles, Silver Napkin Bings and iltpgs. Solid Goid and genu ine Amethyst ami Garnet Slone Bings for $*.2,00, $4.45 and $4.50 each. Peep ©'Day Alarm Clocks and ail otiier Clocks lower tban any place in the city. Don’t forget. TODD & MOUSE, 177 JXitliilc Street) Fiwt l)»or from Ex* deli) change Street. dflnlw SPECIAL NOTICES. GEO. A. HARMON’S No. 517 Congress St., MECHANICS’ Bl'XLDIIG, a large assortment of WATCHES, CLOCKS, — AND— Jewelry, FINE PLATED WARE, STERLING SILVER WARE, Large Stock of Nock ('Imins, Lm kcts Pendants, Gold and Pine Plated Jewelry, Amethyst, Cameo, Tar. (psoise, and Hand Kings. Ladies' Goid Watches, Gent’s Stem Winding Watch $8.50. Rogers’ Plated Table Knives $3.50 per Doz. del 8 sndlw Children’s Band and Stone Rings, SOLID SOLD, OKU SI.OO. McKENN’EY’S, - 531 Congress Street. dels sudlw ’ iIenmiockT^ Dunlin, Blasting A Mining Pow der, Fuse, t'up, mid Electric Blasting Machines. Agent for Ijiflin ft Rand Orage Powder Co. ■a?. Cor. Federal and Teiuplc Hid., JPorllnud. doID BLdlw IN LOOKI.\L FGi: CALL AND SEE OUB NEW ^T'STXjjES. J. D. OlJ.eney cb Co. 23X TIBIiDU: XT., del3sn2w Over Huy’* Wrtiy Xltore. These extracts are unequalled for the toilet. Each od*>r is distinct, delicate and natural. They are put up in half-pint bottles, glass-stoppered, at SI.50 each, or sold by the ouuce for 20 cents. Among the many odors we have: ih'MN. Bouquet, l*a2ch«tily, f'rnnuipnuui, l*ou«t l.ily, Heliotrope, Roudelclia^ .In-itiijir. II we (lemuiiini, tl«M'liry Club, Violelte, 7! ink. M’esi 2’ it .1, New 71oitn Hay, White Ho^f, Ocean Xprar, Wood Violet, Vlnn^-Vlaii^. The aboro extracts are equal, if not better, than Lubin’s or any imported, and are remarkably cheap when we consider that each $1.50 bottle contains eight times as much as Lubin’s, which r etails for $1 CEO. C. FRYE, COB. TONGUES* * FKANKI.IN UTS. uolO J1W4F 6ii 2 tn Dont buy worthless imitations of the Peep o’Day Alarm Clock but buy the genuine article, at MeKENXEY’S 531 Congress Street. dels snlw FIVE CENT CIGAR is the best at its price in the city. For sale at Scldotterkek’s Drug Store, .501 CONGRESS STIIEET. Open Twcufy-Foisr Hours a Day. dec5 sndtf Ladies’ and Gents’ Gold Watches AT BOTTOM PRSCES, AT MeKEXNEY’S, 531 Congress Street. dels sudlw FINANCIAL._ State, City and Town Bonds AND GOV’T SECURITIES BOUGHT ASD SOLD. SAMUEL HAJYSOJN, Haakcr and Broker, 191 MIDDLE STREET. jt‘4- eodtf United States, State, City, Town and Railroad Bonds Dongiit and Sold by Woodbury & Moulton Ccr. Middle & Exchange Sts. augO «odtf Swan & Barrett, BANKERS AND BROKERS, lSf» Middle Street, (CANAX. BANK Bl.Of'K.) Dealers in Government, Munici pal and Railroad Securities. I S. “Called” Bouds CASHED or cxciiiinscd on favorable terms. ja2 sueotltf H. M. PAYSON & COT, DEALERS IN' Government Bonds, CITY AND TOWN RONDS, BANK STOCK, AC. No. 32 Exchange Street POaTLA.MD, .UAINE. au28 eodtf ST I nilK MANNIRAI ft kTDKIlK R R Tfl —-J.... First Mortgage 7 percent. Bonds ds;i: i»ir. Issued at $12,000 per mile of completed road; $10,000 cash per mile already paid in on stock sub scriptions and expended in construction. Principal and interest payable in New York, cou pons April and October. We off er a balance of $500,000 of these bonds at 90 and interest, reserving the right to advance price without notice and recommend them as a safe invest ment. AMIS BM AN A BI RWBLL, Banker*, deSdlm NO. 10 BROAD ST., New York. ILil'e Insurance. MONEY TO LOAN on life and endowment insurance policies; the same bought atreasonable rates. Address nollsndtf P. O. Box 1619, Portland, Me. (Members N. Y. Mining Board,) FINANCIAL AGENTS, Dealers and Brokers in MINING AND OTHER SECURITIES, ZKTo>. Wall St., NEW VOISK. W. H. Stephenson, J. L. McKee ver. REFERENCES: Cashier Phoenix National Bank, New York; Cashiers of all National Banks in Port land, Mo.; Cashier Second National Bank, Bangor, Me. de2dtf Cleveland & Marston, 128 EXCHANGE ST., Dare ju*t received for the Holiday Trade a (sue ahtortmeut of l*ori»ble Mtuud*, Drop Lights, Lamp*, Sliatlei, Acid and Cnl Globe*, lironze* Ac. delOdlw