Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, April 20, 1864, Page 2

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated April 20, 1864 Page 2
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THE DAILY PKESsT POBTLA*D MAI** __—-"-———— Wednesday Morning, A>, ril ‘AO, 1864. ----—0 0 0~- -* The circulation of the Daily Press is larger than any other Daily paper in the State, and double that of any other in Portland. Tick mb—S7.00 per pear : if paid itrictly in ad vance a ditcount of HI.00 will be made. Speculation—Breakers Ahem!. 4k A wise general, it is said, always looks out well for tile means of retreat. A wise ami prudent seaman, if possible, never allows the storm to And him unprepared. He carefully shortens sail when the indications of an ap proaching gale become unmistakable. He never waits for the hurricane to strike before putting his ship in condition to oA'er the least resistance to its merciless sweep; he never ueglects the condition of his pumps be cause the vessel makes no water.* It would be well for landsmen, in the trans action of the legitimate business of life, to ho equally wise, ami to exercise the same pru deut forecast. It is a homely hut suggestive remark that “clams are not to he dug at high water.” It is pleasant for the business man, when all kinds of merchandise are tending upwards, to And his purchases rising in value ou his hands, and leaving in them a large margin of protlts when re-sold. It is at such times that the greatest danger threatens the merchant, if he neglects the precautions which wisdom suggests; for it is at such times that he is tempted, by hope of large gains, to make extravagant purchases, and to go be yond his depth. He may llud himself with a large stock on hand when tiie crisis is reached, so that, instead of reaping large proAts he may And himself unable to mark down his wares as fast as they depreciate in Talne, and in a short time instead of seeing them glitter witli gains they become to him only the sad me mentoes of his hopeless ruin. Men of large capital can all'orj to take large ri-k», hut no one, of large or small means, can allord the risks which, if unfortunate, may plunge him into irretrievable bankruptcy. i Ul luv loot lilltn; j 'BIO ”ui niciiimuw nnic been piling up tbeir profits, owiug to the coustaut upward tendency of all kinds of merchandise. While thi« tendency continues they will Hud very plain sailing. But sensible men need no proof that this condition of tilings cannot exist always. A low ebb al ways follows a high flood. lleaction is sure to come. The time will come—precisely how soon or at what point it may be difficult to predict—when prices arc to tend downwards; when money will be scarce, and farm products and manufactured fabrics will be cheap. But ter and eggs, if not sold at old prices, will lie a drug at what now would be regarded as very low prices. Cotton and woolen goods will not hold up to fabulous prices forever. I’eace is lire normal condition of ourconntry, and sooner or later we shall enjoy it, proba bly not again soon to lie broken. When l’eace does come everything will gradually come back to a peace basis; speculators will come to judgment; every man's works, financially, will be tried as by lire, aud while the gold, silver and substantial weaitli remains; while those of real means will survive the revolu tion, the hay, wood and stubble will lie con sumed, aud men of mere surface and show, who have done business as children blow up soap bubbles,—on a capital of froth. — will tumble down like a row of bricks. It is wise, therefore, for business men fo keep their eyes clean and to scan carefully the set of the currents, the changes in the atmos phere, and the signs of the times. They should not tie caught by the storm with too much canvass spread. When the tide recedes they should not allow themselves to be caught on the quicksands, to be left high and dry. A man may figure himself up, by bis invoice and cash books, to be worth $10,000, and fuel very comfortable in contemplating the fact, but if be has on hand a stock valued at $50, 000, aud is caught in the strong ebb tide, so that his stock depredates twenty-five per cent., instead of finding his $10,000 of real capital, he will find it swept away by his cred itors, aud himself $2500 in debt with nothing to pay—that amount worse off than nolhiug. Such a fact in times like the present, however unpleasant to contemplate, should not lie for gotten; it Kill not be forgotten by a prudent man; it cannot be forgotten by an honest man. Tiie foregoing remarks are only general in their character and bearing, but they arc pre paratory to what we have to say. We wish to suggest a word of caution in view of an event very likely to occur, which may, un expectedly to many, produce great revolu tions in the monetary system, and great disor der in the Inisiuess, ot this state. We are told that Ihc spirit of speculation is becoming very rife in our city and state, and that the banks are greatly enlarging their circulation to accommodate the demands made upon them by speculating operations. The banks of the state have an aggregate capital of about $S,iK»,OdO,—$.'1,000,000 of which is iu this city. We are informed by a gentleman well posted in such matters, that the circula tion of the state banks cannot be less, at the present time, than $0,0110,01 si. For this largo amount the business people of the state are indebted to the banks. Now suppose the banks should stop ail dis counts, and conclude to withdraw their circu lation. Of course they would be obliged to collect the debts due them from the people in order to redeem their bills aud thus to liqui date their own indebtedness. Who needs a word of argument to satisfy Ins mind that, in such a contingency, we should llud ail busi ness cramped ? or that business men would experience sucli a pressure as they have not felt for years ? Is it replied that such is a mere imaginary fear? that no such contin gency is likely to arise? Let us carefully look at facts. No one can doubt, who watches the acts of Congress, that the policy of the Government is to stop the operations of the State Hanks as inic/i, and to compel them either to adopt the National Banking system or to wind up their affairs. It is not our pur pose to discuss the wisdom of this policy. It is enough for our present purpose that such a purpose exists. Men differ as to its wisdom. Good men sou great evils likely to grow out of it; other equally good men insist that in no other way can the country be saved from the curse of an over inflated paper currency, which inevitably tends to inflate prices by raising tbe nominal value of gold. Since the cessation of specie redemption by tlio state banks their is no check upon the amount of their circulation except the honesty and pru dence ot their Directors, and should they lie disposed to play fast-anil loose, the people have very little protection. The New York Evening Post says of the State Banks: It is til'1 profuseness of their issues, unre strained by any necessity ol payment, which has occasioned this sudden and alarming rise of prices. The institutions chartered by the slate governments are under no common reg ulation. and have taken advautage of the peculiar state of the mouey market to over a ——■—— whelm it with their notea issued to an unpre cedented amount, without the responsibility of providing for their payment. We do not make this quotation so much to endorse it, as to show the opinion of men who stand high in public estimation, and whose word will go far to produce conviction in the public mind. Now then, having indicated the undisguised policy of the Government, what steps are being taken to make that policy effectual ? It is this: to impose such onerous taxes upon the Hanks that they will be com I Hilled to stop business or to fall back upon the National Hanking luw. New bills now pending before Congress,tho passage of which can scarcely be doubted, impose a tax upon the .Slate Hauks, in addi tion to all former impositions by the State and National legislatures, of one-fourth of one per cent, ct month, or three per cent, a year, on the circulation of the Hauks, and one per cent, on their capital stock. This would be an increased tax upon the Hanks of Maine, of $10,000 on their capital stock, and $1!>,000 per month upon their circulation, or $ 1 MO,000 per annum! The same paper from which we have quoted advocates this measure, and says, “ the, justice of the tax cannot be disputed, “ and its wholesome effect in curbing the vast “ overflow of these notes [bank billsj which “has created so much alarm, will soon be “ seen.” We are told by an officer in one of the oldest, best established and best managed banks in this state, that no bank can possibly live under such burdens as are here proposed; that no prudent bank officer will think of con tinuing business as state institutions. They must wind up or fall back upon the national bank* ing law, and to accept this latter alternative is not so easy as many people suppose. Tho consent of two thirds of the stock-holders must first lie obtained ; an undertaking of a formidable character where the stock is wide ly diffused. We are assured that a large ma jority of the Hauks will, without parley or de bate, vote at once to wind up, to call in their notes and stop business, If the bills now before Congress to which we have referred, become Then will come precisely the crisis in busi ness circles to which we have referred in auother part of this article. The banks de ciding to withdraw their bills, must collect their notes receivable in order to cancel their own indebtedness. The business men now receiving accommodations from such banks will not he able to get their paper re newed, hut will be obliged to pay promptly a large amount of indebtedness contracted upon the presumption that they would have time tor business turns ami the realization of large profits before sucli a necessity would lx; placed upon them. The result we need not describe. .Shrewd busiuess men can forsee it. Wise business men will foresee the evil andas much a-- possible avoid it. They will shorten sail belore the storm-cloud bursts upon them. They will avoid the breakers while yet they have plenty of sea room. Hut the unwise, the imprudent, the reckless,—those possessed of the devil of wild speculation—will not see, will not profit by foresight, hut will be over whelmed and knocked down, and their wrecks will float upon the business tide, mon uments of the folly of a wild, insane and heedless spirit of speculation. Mrs. Meriam Poor. We have to record to-day, the death of one of our most aged and venerable women—Mrs. Meriam Poor, at the advanced age of ninety four years and nearly four months. Itbas been the privlege, (if privilege it be, which we can hardly so consider it,) for members in the family circle to w hich Mrs. Poor belonged, to have lived long lives. Her cousin, Mrs. Pre ble, died at the age of 81; her cousin, James Deering, at tiie age of 84, and her cousins, tho children of John Deeriug, have recently died, Nancy in 181X),aged 91. Joseph the same year, aged 81, and Eunice in February last, aged 79. Her sisters, Mrs. Elias Merrill and Mrs. Elliot Deering, died at very advanced ages,—all in habitants of Portland. Mrs. Poor was the daughter of Wm. Fullerton and Hannah Deering, a sister of Nath’l aud John Deering, who migrated to this town trom Kittery, pre vious to the revolution,and who both married daughters of Deacon James Milk. She was horn in Portsmouth, N. II., January 1,1770, and was the youngest child of her parents. After the death of her father, his widow and her three daughters joined other members of her family in Portland, where they ever after resided, with the exception df their mother, who married Joshua Adams, of New Casco, who had been a captain in the army of tho rev olution, for her second husband, and resided there. lu 1797, Meriam married Daniel Poor, a trader in Portland, by whom she had one son, our iobj ected fellow citizen, Nathaniel Fullerton Do ring, who, during the long pe riod of her idowhood, lias watched over her v i soli; ude and true filial interest, aud rend d tl long period of her declining life as ea aud comtortahle as is consistent with the c. t increasing infirmities of advanc ing years. Mrs. Poor, we think, was the old est person but one in our city; the senior is Mrs. Day, who was born in December, 1707, and is consequently 90 years old. Mrs. Hap py Morse, sister of Elias Thomas, was born in April, 1770, three mouths after Mrs. Poor. The two ladies last mentioned are atill in the enjoyment of good health. I will say in the language of a very genial writer, “My young friends, let me claim your kindness for the old. They are well entitled to your sympathy. Through this bright world, they move mistily, aud though they rise as soon as the birds be gin to sing, they cannot bear the music.” w The County Teruperanor Convention. 1’robably no one of our readers will deny that 1 etnperauce is a great blessing—that be who abstains from the entire use of intoxi cating drinks is far better oil tbau be that in dulges. This remark is not limited to the total abstainer, or to the “ temperate,” but in cludes all whatever their practice. The drinker aud the trafficker alike, when they speak candidly, assent to the proposition, that the safest possible course is to let intoxi cating drinks alone. Assuming this to be true, what then ? Why, of course, the duty aud necessity of total ab stinence must be urged by every possible con sideration. The nature and effects of alcohol must be clearly shown. The young and the old must be warned and persuaded. A healthy public sentiment must be created and maintained. Illustrious examples of what Temperance has accomplished, uud sad in stances of the terrible results of an intemper ate course, must he presented. In fine, we must resolve, as individuals and in an asso ciate capacity, that we will forever abstain from the use of intoxicating drinks. Resolutions or pledges are and have been, the world over, and since the world began, the order of associations, conferences, synods, presbyteries, conventions—political, moral and religious. There is great power in a re solve. A pledge is a bond—at once a stimu lant and a protection. You may not sucer at a pledge, for in some form every one lias taken it, and none esn escape it save perhaps the hermit. --v— But not aloue should moral means be em ployed ; we must enforce the law. We have a law forbidding the sale of intoxicating liquors, aud all good citizens surely desire Us execution, as well as the enforcement of other laws. Our opiniou of auy particular law is one thing, and may and ought to be express ed, freely and without restraint. But law as a decree or ordinance, whether mandatory, permissive or prohibitory, is quite another matter. Of its necessity as a rule of action there can be no seaous question. I.a*v, as such, must be observed ami enforced, or there is an end to government, and society becomes a mere chaos. Looking, then, at the wide-spread and ter rible evils resulting from intemperance, what well-wisher of bis race is not ready to use all proper means to check its flow ? Why should temperance conventions be mainly composed of those who are known by way of eminence as the friend* of Uie cause? Why should not all who desire the material as well as the moral prosperity of the community, he inter, ested'iu such gatherings ? And what is to hinder the convention to l>e held in Falmouth to-morrow from being remarkable for at tendance, unusual in power, and signal for success ? Maine Conference, M. K. Church. Bath, Monday, A. M' One hundred ami fifty dollars reported as contributed to defray expenses V Delegates to General Conference. Reports on Tract cause aud on Education* were adopted. II. P. Torsey and S. Allen, were appointed as directors of tbe X. E' Edu cational Society, and Geo. Webber Vice President of tbe X. E. Educational Society. Half pant two P. If.—Conference met ac cording to adjournment, and was opened by P. Jacques. The report on the Bible cause was read and adopted after striking out the fourth resolution. Committee on lay representation reported and after a spirited discussion it was laid up on the table and made the order of the day for Tuesday morning. The report for committee on Missions was S. R. Bailey was located at his own request. H. P. Torsey and S. M. Vail were appoint ed visitors to the Wesleyan University.. K. Robinson and A. W. Pottle to the Bibli cal Institute, and C. Fuller and A. Samleison to the Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Fe male College. Keening.—I)r. G. W. Padlock was expect ed to address in reference to the sull'erings in Kansas, but by some unknown circumstance, be failed to make his appearance. The eve ning was occupied by several speakers on the subject of Slavery and the present crisis, Kev. Messrs. Cone and Kobinson referred to their early connection with the Anti Slavery cause, flev. S. Payne, who had served in the British army, in the Crimean war—and in the war in which we are now engaged, made some re marks of thrilling interest to the audience, connected with his service in these armies. Dr. Cobleigh spoke of the sacrillces ami suf ferings of the people in Illinois, who sustain the Government and of many of the preachers in the country. For their own defense they carry their revolvers—and several hairbreadth escapes were related. S. F. Wetherbee related a few incidents that came under his observation during his connec tion with the army as chaplain. A. M. | We understand that the Conference closed its session yesterday forenoon. We expected to receive the list of appointments, so that we could have published it in our weekly, issued to-day, but it has not cornu to hand. We shall doubtless receive it for to-uiorrow's issue.— En. I’kess.J Tliplosion on a 11.8. War Summer. A terrible explosion occurred on board the U. S. war.steamer Chenango, in New York, on Friday afternoon, which resulted in the death of seventeen persons, and in scalding others so badly that their lives are despaired of.— The Chenango was proceeding to Sandy Hook, and at 4 o’clock the port boiler exploded, tearing up lier decks and fatally scalding a large number of the crew. The revenue cut ter liroux, the United States steam transport Tilley, and the tug Rose rendered what assis tance lay in their power, towing the Chenan go to the lirooklyu Navy Yard. The authorities at the navy yard rendered valuable aid. The dead and injured were transferred to the marine hospital, where they arrived about 8 P. u. With tiie exception of three or four,says the Evening l’ost, of Saturday, all the men who inhaled staem will die. Many of them were terribly disfigured, their blackened skins and swollen features presenting a horrible specta cle. The friqgds of several of the sufferers were in attendance this morning, relieving their wants as far as possible, but in most cases all efforts are useless, the injured per sons being unable to speak. The statements in regard to the accident are conflicting. Probably one of the most im portant was that made by Mr. Murray before bis death, “that be had always been apprehen sive of the boiler.” The captain stales that he had visited the engiue-rooin not ten min utes prior to the accident, and that everything was right when he left. Hu had passed into the cabin and was going thence to the hurri cane deck when he heard the explosiou. John Worth, who was in the tire-room, was thrown a distance of twenty feet on the deck. He was scalded in the back and arms. Wright was in the engine room and was going to oil the engine as it burst. He crawled upon his hands and knees, thus avoiding inhaling the steam. James Mooney was on deck over the boiler-room, at the time. He thought be beard the explosion of a cannon, when lie was knocked down, three or four men falling on him. This man says he heard them blowing off steam before the accident. Brutal Assault.—Thu Lewiston Jour nal reports a probably fatal assault upon a young man, a student in Norway Academy, by Joseph Yeaton of Norway, on Friday last. Yeaton with his brother and father attempt ed to crowd into the Academy Lyceum meet ing without tickets of admission, and being resisted by the door-keeper and a fellow stu dent, Yeaton dealt a blow at the latter with a slung shot, crushing the skull, and it is feared inflicting mortal Injury. The slung shot used by Yeaton was a piece of iron 2 1-2 pounds in weight, in a woman’s stocking Yeaton, after committing the deed, imme diately decamped and has not since been heard from. The selectmen of Norway oiler a reward of $200 for his apprehension. The father and other son have been arrested and committed to jail. Assault, and Kobrkrv.—Saturday last, says, the Saco Democrat there was fpiite an excitement in that town, caused by an as sault by two men upon Mr. Otis V. Merrill, of the Storer Street House, while walking up Main Street. Mr. M. was struck in the head by a man named Allen, from Portland, cutting the flesh to the bone. He was tukeu up iusensibte and bleeding, and for a time it was feared he was fatally injured. His wounds were dressed by Dr. Bailey, and he is now re covering. On being taken to his house, Mr. Merrill says he discovered that he had lost in the alfray a pocketbook containing $120, and notes to the amount of about $400, BY TELEGRAPH -TO TK1 EVEA1ACS PAPER*. -- from Mexico. San Francisco, April 18. The steamer Orizaba, from Panama, brings letters from Acapulco to the 8th inst. The occupation of Colima by 2,000 French is confirmed, Proposals have been made to old Juan Al varez to acknowledge the Empire. He de clined to listen to them, ami said that the French were the enemies of his country, and he would resist them to the last extremity. It Is believed that the French will Hod the mountaineers or the Guerrero among the most uncomfortable enemies in Mexico. The latest advices from Oajaco state that Gen. Diaz held the city with 0,000 Mexicans, lie was confident of his ability to defend the State against the present French force. In an emergency he could safely retreat to Che ropas or Guerrero. The natives of these States are ail hostile to the French. ffow the Sonthu'rgt. Cairo, 111., April 18. The steamer I.ady Pike, from Memphis 10th, passed here to day with 800 hales of cotton for Cincinnati. On the 1th inst. ('apt. Phelps, of the gun boat No. 20, captured a rebel mail carrier near Crockett's Ulutt', Ark., with 500 letters from Richmond and other points, and 00,000 per cussion caps for Price’s army. The letters contained official communica tions for Shreveport and a considerable sum of Federal money. Jh’rom II a raun. Nkw York, April 10. The Herald’s Havana letter contains a re port that the pirate Florida is at Remedies.— Several Union vessels arc said to have gone in pursuit. The schooner Ilelle, from Mobile, was sum moned to surrender and tired into by the U. S. steamer Marigold, when within 100 or 500 yards of tlio Moro Castle. A claim for dam ages will be sent on to Washington by the Cu ban government. Cnpttirr of Urn. Shacklefortl. Loiisvji.i.e, Ky., April 18. Rennett’s guerrilla band, on Thursday, cap tured at Madisonville Gen. Shackleford, Pro vost Marshal Docliee and several citizens, all of whom were subsequently released. Review of the .Market* For the week ending April 20, 1884. prepared ex pressly lor the Putt#*, by Mr. M. N. Rich. N«te.—We wish it to be understood that our quo tation* represent prices of large lots from first hands, unless otherwise stated, and that in filling small or der*, higher rate* have to be charged. A8IIE8—Th© advance noticed iu our last continues to be full v su-tsined, aud we quote both Pots and Pearls #8 WK/tO p bbl. APPLES—Green Apples are higher as sound fruit Is less abundant, and we now quote #2 75jo325 p bbl. Dried apple* area little easier and are now held #i<g)10} V tf» for sliced aud cored. BREAD—There is a ste ady moderate demand for Ship Bread at f5;VEat»; Pilot Bread #G 50 u>,6 75, anil Crackers #4 l» bbl, or 40c 100; prices firm. BI CAIIU SODA W© notice a recent advance on 8oda, and now quote 8j mS^c p lb. BUri KK—1 here is less stringency in the market for Butter, and the supply is more ample, but there lias not an yrt been any abatement of prices aud we continue to quote good table Butter at .>;u4"c. Country ball, which conies in t-paringly, 3d«3*V. Store Butter is scarce at 30.a*?3c |> lb. BEANS—There has been a little more inquiry for Beaus fora week past, aud with a better feeling prices are more stringent, though sales continue moderate, and we coutinu© to quote White Pea and Marrow Beaus #2 54#a2 02, an Blue Pods «2 37 « 2 GO p bushel. BOX SHOOKS—remains about as last quoted. There has been but little doiug, and prices continue to ru e steady at about «j5«G7 for good White Pine, bhipmeut* have been limited fur the past two or tbrer we«k*. COOPERAGE—Slot ks of city made Cooperage of all kinds are light, but HuMit-maud is limited aud prices are nominal at our quotations. There is noth ing of importance doiug iu conutry Cooperage lle-rding* are dull at some decline, and Soil Pino ure held at J0(g,22. and Hard do 27fi27, and stock* ample The stock of Hoops is light with some de mand. although shipment* have men very light lor the pa<t two or three weeks and prices remain steady at former quotations. CHEESE—Is very source and prices are firm and con*'.mtly advancing. We now quote New York and Vermont choice dairies lcsoRyc, aud Country Id iglGJc p tb. COFFER—The great firmness and upward tenden cy in the prices of this article noticed in car last have been succeeded by considerable activity, mu* li buoyancy and a rapid advanc© iu rales The late movements iu thi- article have, it fo understood, been based chiefly ou the immediate aud future wants of the Government, and, as supple* have run low for a long'into past, tlies© facts, with the operations of speculators, have given i)>© market a constant upward tendency, and at the close it was quite buoyant. COAL -There is a fair demand for Coal from tl»© yard at #11 .Via 12 for White Ash,Lehigh sud Frank lin, aud #y C ton lor Cumberland. CORDAGE—The market for Cordage ha* ruled more steady the pa*t wi •k.and wecoutmue our quo tations without cliange, as follows —Manilla and Russia Homo 22a2.’fc; American do l* a18; Russia Bolt Rope 22j a23, aud Manill a do 2d "24 Cotton bail Twine remaius steady at #1 2»>«? 1 2-, {< lb. CEMENT—We not© a further advance on Cement the market closing firm atfl 0o«2 00 p bbl. CREAM TARTAR—Pure Crystal# remain steady aud unchanged, with moderate sale* at 70c, and Pul verized 40c p tb. DRY GOODS—The market closes extremely firm and prices buovaut at our quotation*, which we con tinue unchanged. Bu-ine*> continues to improv e as the season advance*. Buyers ar© ready to take goods freely at present quotation*. »* there is but Rule hopes of any immediate taxation of prices. DRUGS AN DDYR.S--'Trade continue# very active for all leading articles of Drug- and Chemicals. Some article*, it will be noticed, have further ad vanced. Opium is very firm at #1250 |» !b. Cam phor ha* advanced 5c, and we now quote #1 55a, 105. Cream Tartar—pure crystals ha* advanced to 70c; pulverized we continue to quote at 40. Sulphur is now held at 6« 7c. Alcohol is lirni at #2 50 p gal. Dyewood* are without quotable change. DUCK —As previously noticed, price* are firm and steady at recent advance*, and heavy contract* have been made at figure* con*iderablc above our quota tions. and the entire products of the Portland Duck Co i* engaged for the next two months \4 *• contin ue our last quotations as follow*:—Portland No 1 C Duck *1 24 P yard ; No 10, 70c; Navy superior. No 3, #1 11; No 10, 76c; Raven* Duck 62o. FRUITS—Rabins are quiet but steady and firm at riiviiuuv IBII-S. vuuauiniii'iu ncuiimi 11 uarut'U* ug prices. In other desctiptiou* there i* no change, hut the market generally i»4well i unported, the rapid advance iu Gold an* Exchange enhancing the rod, aud thus strengthening the vi. w- of holders Orange.- and L* toons have ad\ anced _.r»o50 per Box. Pea i uts are very tea ice aud higher. KISII—There is an active inquiry for good dry Fish, hut the extreme scarcity aud limited stock pro hibits any considerably amount of busicess. Trices are noun Da ly unchanged, except for Mackerel, w hich are scare aud in good demand at 2f>c advance. EE A HI EttS— Trices remain linu aud uucluinged at 70&76c for Live Geese, aud 40@ti0c for Russia. FLOUR—The market was exceedingly buoyant and unsettled in the fore part c>f the week, and prices were (to use a trade phrase) *ak doing. The advance since the date of our last report has been sustained bv heavy sales at even greater advances than wo no(e, where holders with some reluctance to sell have fixed prices much above the market, which have iu many cases been readily taken, and although some decline took place in New York yes terday, the reduced state of this market tends to luliy supp rt Dm advance. On Tuesday them wa- a sale of 2000 bbls assorted brands of Milwaukee at an advance of #1 10 over prices of the previous week There was also a sale of 500 bbls Berteshcy s best at •0 50, to arrive. GRAIN—The demand for Corn has been confined to the w ants of the trade, and with light stocks aud small receipts prices are about 1c higher. We now quote W’estern mixed 81 3ft«.l 40. and yellow iof which there is little ifanv) 814<X«145 Oats are quiet and steady, with moderate sale* at 7&vu (40 30 tbs. Kye and Harley arc quit * nominal at previous prices Shorts are held at #88&40, aud Fine Feed 8400/42 p ton. GUNPOWDER—Trices remain steady and quirt and we continue to quote Blasting S5(§j)6f, and Rifle and Sporting ty&H. HIDES AND SKINS—The demand from the trade continues moderate and, owing to the rise in Gold and Exchange, prices hove an upward tendency. HAY—prices continue to rule firm at 823 |> ton for pressed. L >om- Hay is scaicc, a- there is none coming to murket at this time. There is quite an ac tive demand for Straw at |> ton. HOPS -All grades continue iu steady demand, and with light stocks prices are firm at our quotations. HARDWARE—The demand is fair lor nearly all descriptions, and many articles have advanced con* Iderably. IRON—Prices for ail kinds of Iron continue to ■ n tertaiu an advancing tendency, stocks being light and much broken. Common English we iiovvquob 0j ui5|; Refined tV odje ; Norway iojc; Sweden 8); Cast Me« I 200,81 ; German do is<i,20. and Spring Steel 12jio,l4c. Sheet Irons continue to rule firm at previous prices. LF.ATH ER— We have no new ft fit urea to note in the Leather murket during the past week, but u con tinued demand tor most descriptions of stock. Sole bus been iu good request, and prices continue firm with an upward tendency for lighter grades LUMBER -Piices for all kinds long Lumber Con tinue to advance under the active deinuud lor ship ment. especially for St ruce Boards. We now- quote No. l’s and Si's clear Pine 8.‘Ha4o M : No. 8 tf'lsn. 30, and No4 taXaSi; and Shippiug $33(g-25; Spruce 817(o20; Hemlock 810 a 12 P M. Spruce Semitliug aud Timber are scare© at 811 on«i 1**0>i Joist are also very scarce and firm. Hackmatack I imher filO.OOfii, 20 00 tou. Clapboard Heart Extra are s< lling at W3W; ChirdO^O 'H.a3i 00} No. 1, *U«15; Sap, Clear £24@26; do 2d« $20?/.21, and Spruce Extra are worth $17 00 @20 00, and No. 1 $12^13. Shingles, Extra line are quoted at $1 50a > 00, and Clear fine •8 50 a 3 76. Extra shaved Cedar Shingles are w orth $3H7uiOQ; do 2d 8 #3 250,3 60 4> M. Laths. Pine are selling at 81 60@2 26. and Spruce at #137ftl60 1> M. Our quotations for box-hook* aud cooper age will bo found elsewhere. L! M E—'The market remains quiet and unchanged at $1 10q;l 15 I? cask and little doing at this season. LARD—The stock of Lard in this market i* light and prices arc very firm at some further advance. \V« dovv quote both bids and tub* at 14 : c^laj. M1 PA LS — We notice a decided adv ance for both Pig aud Sheet Tin, and n»»w quote Hanca 58««>»c: Straits 64ft66; Char 1 C *1660@17; do 1 .\ #19 50 @20, and Coke #150.17 60. MOLASSKb -The market continue* to ontertain a strong upward ten/ency a* the barren state of the market ha* not as yet been replenished by any re ceipt* and flock* aro very light, not only iii this !»u« all other markets. 1 ho N. V. Price current ol this week says of Mo aii« *"Foreign is about out ol first hand*. at.d is much wanted at higher ratrs than have been hitherto current.” We have advanced our quotations as followsFor Cuba clayed 7 «76c; 1 art muni0*1 at 6«@6»»c; Muscovado 76q.80c: Porto Kico 87a90c, and Trinidad (of which there i* not over 20 bbl*/firm at SOc |r gal. There wa.-| a *a!e early in the week of a part ol a cargo of clayed, to arrive, at 07c Die Sugar House was obliged to tu» pend operation* to day for want of Molasses N A l LS—We notice a further adrance on cut nails since our last and now quote #G 5O&0 75 per cask NAVA L STORKS—Turpentine remains firm and steady at recent advances and we continue to quote 3 60a3 75 p» r vnl. Resin is also higher and is now held linn at 644 00@48 GO per bbl. OAKUM—Wo notice a recent advance on both Opmmon and h<-*t Nav y, which we now quote 111 ft 13c f> Ih, wi;h a continued upward tendency from these prices. ONIONS—The market for Ouions remain very firm ut recent advances, and we continue to quote $6 75?r7 25 V bbl, or 2 62@2 70 |* bush. OILS—We notice quite an advance on Kerosene Oil, which is very linn and buoyant at 70c for 1000 gallon lots, 72>c for 5 bbl lot*, and 76c 4» gal for small lot* Linseed oil ha* again advanced, the market o)o*ing firm st $1 65@1 67 for raw, and $1 7D@1 72 for boiled. Fish oil* are quiet aud steady ut #3*2,3 34 for Bay and $85<$37 for Bank. Lard and Whale re fined remain- firm at $1 25a 1 30; sperm winter ha* recently advanced to #2 12 20 \> gal. Pastor Oil remain steady and firm at 2 3C/t2 35 |» gal. PAINTS—Nearly all kinds paint* and Lead have undergone a turlher advance Portland Lead in oil we now quote $15 50.«hJ; Cumberland do #15 00@ 15 60; French Zinc #12 25 a 12 75: American do #11 fell 60: Pure Dry Lead 14 5'Tft 15; Litharge and Red Be \> lb PI. 4S1ER— continue* to come forward Ireelv aud pii es are yielding gradually. We now quote Hard •2 50, aud Suit Windsor 8-3 \t ton. Ground Plaster remains .steady at 67@7 50. PRODl.CE—The Produce market has been active with a good demand for all kinds, exceeding the supply for many articles, which La* had a tendency m a I vane* price**. Potatoes are quick at $2 37 «2 60 p**r bbl. Egg- are gradually declining. Butter is not as firm, and ha- a drooping tendency. Beef has advanced, aud we now quote fresh |* carcass 12q,13c. PROVISIONS—The speculative movement in Pork ha-continued, and a further advance of llNtftloo bbl ha* been established under the rise in Gold and comparatively small supply. We now quote Ex^ Clear •£*14811, Clear #2'«29, mc*a #26.a27, and prime #22ft28 p bbl Round llog* are nominal at 12 ft 124c. a* there are few if any in market. City smoked flams are now held firm 17@17J. and Wes tern 165ft 17c lb Beef remain quiet but firm. RUM—We notice a further advancu for Portland distilled Rum. aud the factory price being now firm at f 1 80 t* gal. auiAus-ino n a/net lor an kinds or Sugar* continue to entertain a strong upward tendency. The current prices tor crushed, giauulated and pow dered yesterday were 23jd&24c; Muscovado Ha 18jc; • la. ana Brown 18,\a,20c; Portland A A 17c |» Ih. SALT—All kinds Salt is very lirm with a heavy demand lor fishing purposes and au unusually light stock in market Liverpool and Cagliari has ad i vanced to ?4 6'V§)500. Turks Island remain steady at 04S6&4 76 hhd. SOAP—We notice au advance on Soap of all kinds I.e&the k (.ore advanced tbeir prices this morning as followi; —Extra Nollljc; Family 10c; Oleine 11]: Soda 11}. and Cranes 11c. SPICES—Tire market has resumed its former quiet ne*s and prices art mor# steady. We have only to notice some ndvunee on N utmegs, which we now quote at 14-'» and a slight advance on Cloves, which wo now quote at 66c |> it». STARCH A recent aivancc has taken place on Pearl Starch, which is now m*I ing iu this market at ld&loj t* Ih# *nd Portland 7{jg7ic. TF.A8—The market has been quiet, and price* have ruled more stead) but firm at 0f> for Cornrao Oolong; *1 (xVa,l It) tor choice do; 8O£0M) V lb for Souchong, Aukoi, and lower grades. TOBACCO The market is very firm and price* buoyant at our present quotations. We notice that in New k ork the market for manufartnred has beeu active, with heavy -ales from stocks ou baud, as well as large contracts being given out to manufacture for future delivery. WOOL—The demand i« very light both for Do mestic and Foreign, and quotation* are nominal, a* there is very little doing. Producers are holding for higher prices, and there is but little comiug for ward at this time. FKEKJIITS- Business continue* to be very much restricted for the want ol vessels. There are freights off ring, bnt no vessels to take up. The following are tho only engagements that we have to report since the date ot' our lastNew brig Tuba! Cain, for Havana, with Box Shook*, at 2oc. and lumber at 87 t> M ; brig Sarah B Crosby, tor a port North side Cuba, at ♦( 6'4 |> hhd for Molasses ; brig Billow, tor a port North side and retar«. ii to Portland #t 02*, or if to New York $4 87 |> hhd special notices. Wantkd, by a young man from New York, (IF) years old,) thoroughly'trained to bu.-iness-writes an excellent hand, quick and accurate at acjouuts, a situation as assistant book-keeperor general clerk, in a respectable bu*mes* establi-hmeut. Best of re commendations from former employers. Salary not so much au object a* bu«imis. Enquire of W 11. Hadley, Street Commissioner’s Room, New City Hall. ajT’JOdiw IMUTNKENNKSS CtTRT'D, And a’l Detire for intoxicating liquor* can be sore ly. speedily and permanently conquered I be med icine can be given without the knowledge of the person, and is a ntvcr~fai.tng remedy. Feud stamp tor circular. L. D. CUES WELL, aprtOdlm Box 1800. Boston. FINE FARM FOR SALE. We would call the spreial attention of our readers to the advertise ment in another column, ot Desirable l*mperty for Sale iu Kryoburg. 1 he estate is well known in that vicinity as tunning one of the finest farms in the fea co River valley. It afford* au excellent opportuni ty to any one desiring a good larru and a pleasant residence. apr20 daw IncovitPMahle Foltcte®. Offico of the Manhattan Life Insurance Co. No. 31 Nft^snti 8t. New York, March, 8, 1804. At a meeting of the Board of Director* of this Comp my. held this dav, the lollowiug important res olution was adopted, after mature consideration : ’’There shall be added to each Policy issued, or heieaf!< r to be issued, the lo.lowing words; ‘This Policy is incontestable after live years from its date, for or ou ac ‘ount ot it* errors, omissions and mis statements in tin* application, except as to age.’ ’’ No other Am?ricai) Company offer*this important advantage to insurers. All Policies iu force five year*, at once become incontestable. uud> r the ope ration of this rule, greatly enhancing their value both a* to families ant* to creditors. This liberal mud just measure should secure to this Company increas ed favor and patronage, as ♦ xhibiting the strong de sire of the Directors to throw every proper and safe advantage around the Policies Mauy have object ed to taking Life Policies, that in case of error, it mattered not how innocent, the long-continued pay ments become lost, and families are deprived oi the •idvautages proposed. This ob t-ctiou i* now remov ed by this Compauy. Every State ha* its Statute of Limitations, not to cover fraud aud crime from punishment, but to protect the innocent and unwa ry. This is a um.hir protection to Pol icy-holders. HENRY STOKES, /‘rssidenf. C. Y. Wkmi'ls, Secretary. .1. I,. IIai sky. Ass't <ec‘y. S. N. Stxiuux-. Aery. EllW AKI) SIIAW, Agent, 102 Middle r treet. nprR'dlw The Patent Belle Monte Skirts. A full assortment of these celebrated blurts in the new stylo at AN 1> K R S O N * S HOOP SKIRT AND CORNET DEPOT, uich23 dtf Under Mechanics* Hall. THOMAS G. LOWING, DRUGGIST, -AND PHACTK’A I, TRUSS FITTER, Gornei- of Eiehan|{f k Federal Sl#*. A perfect lit guaranteed. The poor liberally con sidered. mch26dtf SPUING DRESS GOODS KOW Ol’KMMi, O. K . 15 A 15 15, inchl6 No. b Clapp’s Block. Cai*k fc.Lt/aiiKTU, July 1. 1363. Sir:— During nnr connection with the state Be form School, a* u teacher. I.. F. Atwood'* Bitters were introduced there and used with marked success, particularly in Bilions aflectiouo. Tours, kc., A. P. HILLMAN. Hamovkr. Mb . Oct 1,1361. i)*ar Sir —I have used L. F. Atwood's Bitters b»r some 10 or 16 Years. 1 have tried a great number of medicines lor Dy«|iep*in.hut without efleet i hese Bitters are the only remedy that have ever relieved ro'' ot this distreseing Complaint. My neighbors have also beeu greatly bcuelitted by the u*e o! them. JUKI. HOW. I-V"L fleware of Counterfeits and base imitations, : tome of which a< r signed ‘ • M " h , instant of L. F*. j Attco»>d. The genuine is signed L. >'. At taunt, ami as a safeguard against imposition bears an kxtka LaiiKL,eoMu/er*»«/ie*/ //. // HAY, Druggist, I'ort land. Me., sole General Agent. for sale by respectable dealers in medicine gener ally. Ian 10 OiucodA w .t rp^lf you an* going to the West, South, or North West, procure Through Tickets at LirrrB'n Union Ticket office, No. 31 kxchauge Stmt. where )ou may have a choice of route* at the lowest rates ot fare, and obtain all needihl iuloimatiou. Nov. !i. 1H63. TuThNAwtf MT“11 you arein want of any kind of PJtlNTlNU oall at the Daily Press office. tl » aMwaHiMBanHBBHMmMHHHaB SPECIAL NOTICES. “Ouy Me, end I’ll do you Oood.” IT*e I>r. Liingl. y’» Hoot uud Herb Hitter* lor Jaundice, C'o.tiveDe-., Liver Complaint, Uu1 more, ImlU(-»tiun,I>y.p< |»ia, l’ilev, I>i/ziue«a.ll(id ocnc, Drowsiutss, anti ah discaset: arising from dis ordered stomach, torpid liver, and bad blood, to which all persons are i|utiju. t in spribg and summer. They cleanse tho system, regulate tho bowels, re store the appetite, puril) the blood, and give sound ness of mind and strength of bod* to all whouse them. So d by all dt-alei* in Medicine everywhere at 26,50aud 75 cents per bottle. GKo. C. GOOD WIN St CO., 37 Hanover htreet, Boston, 1‘roprie t°rs- _ • apt dim Uoughs an t ('olds. The sud leu change s of our climate are sources cf Pulmonary, Bim>ni hi al aud AtrriiMiti< Amu - TlOxs. Experience having proved that simple rem edies often act speedily when taken in the early stages of the disease, recourse should at once be had to “ Brown’s Bronchial Trochtn,” or Lozenges, let the Cold, Cough, or Irritation ot the Tin oat be ever so slight, as by this precaution a more serioussttack in .if be effect u ally warded oil. Public Shsakkrh and Sinokks will find them effectual for clearing and strengthening the voice. Soldiers sheu'd have them, a« they can be carried iu the pocket, and ta ken as occasfou requires. apr 8. dfltwlui A Fix* Thimo nor thk I'kktu —The Fragrant SO/ODONT appears to have taken a prominent place among the most approved dentrifrices of the day. It is a very popular article for the toilet, high ly recommended by all who have used if as a beauti tier and preserver of tho t -nth, refreshing the mouth, sweetening the breath, arresting the pro gress jf decay, and otherwise benefit ting the user— | Boston Traveller. moh24 iiIt CUBE FOB CATARRH.—Dr. Wadsworth'* DRY UP is a certain remedy for this loathsome disease. There is no mistake about this. The Dry Up has cured thousands of cases ot C aUrrh, aud the sales of the article is constantly increasing. A word to the wise is sufficient. For sale by the proprietor, H. H. BI KKINGTON. Providenoe, tt 1. Also by H. II. HAY, Druggist, Agent for Portland. oot31 ood A w6m t-IK To cure a cough, hoarseness, or any disease of the throat and lungs,use Howes's Cough Pills. Sold by II. II. Hav, Portland, and by druggists generally jan27dfltw3m* fcM The Post Office is directly opposite Harris Hat and Cap Store. teba* tl _IMPORTS. UARDKNAT8—Brig .1 II Dillingham, 318 hbds Mo lasses 67 tres do, 53 bbls do, Isaac Emory, W hbds Sugar. II I Robinson Bark Ellen Stevens, 504 hhds Molasses, 43 tres do. Chase Bros & Co. Br sch Kredonia, 152 hhds Molasses, 23 tres do, 8 bbls do. II I Uobiusou. MINIATURE ALMANAC. Wrdur.day . April 20. tjanriw*.r, u | High water.10 3» »«»«•«*.6 4* | L*o*th of day*.... 13:» rhermometer.3 o'clock A M 3H de*. _1*1 A Kit I ED. In this city, 18th, by Rot Dr Carruther*. Mr James Robinson and Miss Maria Carer, of St John Ml. In Casco. Joseph Splller and Miss Sophia M Rog ers, both of Raymond. In Eastport, James II McDiarmid and Miss Salome 8 Wood. DIED. — ■ 1 .... -m. In this city, 19 h Inst Mrs Miriam Poor, aged 94. In Norway, 1st iust,Chaning Keberts Pealey. aged 4 years 1 day; 14th, Mewall Thomas Penley, aged 10 years 8 months, children of Isaiah V, and Mary A Penley. Lewiston Journal please copy. In Bangor, Johu C Morris, aged 44 years 10 mas. In Bradford, Mrs Aim. wife or Daniel Max field, aged 67. In Regimental Hospital, at C amp near Brandy Sta tion. Va. April 9. Solomon H Caryille, Co li, 7th Mu Vols, aged l*t. In Calais, Nathan Higgins, aged f.4. In Perry, Margaret, wife of Barnard Hammond, aged ;V». In Windham. 8th, Lind ley J, only son of John J. and Martha M Hodge. MARINE NEWS. FORT OK PORTLAND. Turxlnr.April I1». ARRIVED. Steamer Lewiston. Knight, Boston Steamer Locust Poiut. Hoffman, New York. Steamer New England, Field, St John KB. for Boston. Bark Eden Stevens, How, Cardenas Gib Inst Hark Aid (of Yarmouth) t.ooding, Cardenas, 9th uit. Brig James Crosby. La wry, Cardeua* 23d ult. Brig J 11 Dillingham, Huntington, Lardeua*. l»t Hr «eh Fredonia. Roberts, Cardt-na*. ISth ult. Sch Lucy Jane, Spurimg, Bo-ton. Sch Marcus lluater, Orr. Baltimore. Sch Cherub. Bailey, New York. Sch Kelli* E Short, (new) of and from Booth).av Sell Coral. Kent, Portsmoath tar St Andrews NB Sell Index. Cousins. Ellsworth for Boston. Sch James Henry. Ray. Hurry, fbr Boston. Sch Oregon. Miller, Blip hill for Salem. Sch Victor, Duncan. Bangor for Hostou. Sch Stmdiiig, Jack-oil, Wi-cas^t for Boston Tibbetts. Bristol. CLEARED. Bch Arabella, Frisbee, Boston* UU York k Son. ffly Telegraph to Merchant $• Krckcmge.) Boston, Ap- tl 19 -Bark Egypt from Portland arriv ed at Montevideo Feb 2d. DOMESTIC PORTS. BOSTON—Ar 19th, brig W*« camaw, (of St-arsport i Nichols. Cardenas 9Gth ult. via Holmes* dole; sclis Ocean Aelle. Benia. Maehias: Dove. Foster, do; Mo too*. Cothell. Cherry field ; Majostie. llail. Jon. sport, t Id sch Lucy Ann, Lawn nee. ( utuU rlsnd Ar 19th. brig K 8 lla**ell, Hassell, X*uvitas brig* Jeremiah, Ford, Cardenas; Trenton, (of Portland) Atherton Georgetown DC; sch Planet. Currier. Bath HOLMES’S HoLE-Ar 16th, bark Ephraim Wil liam*. Sleeper. Georgetown. DC, for Boston. 10th inst. oil'Cape He rv. Sawell l.udwig, seaman, of St George. Me. agud 19. while getting the anchor on the bow, slipped and fell overboard, and was drowued; ail attempts save him proved fruitless Alio ar. brigs Kennebec. Blair. Philadelphia for Boston ; Castilian, llardenbrook. Elizabeth port for Portland ; Elizabeth. Greenlaw, Calais for New York ; sehs James Freeman. Young. Portland fur Baltimore; Isis. Uarding. do for Philadelphia; Ida Morton, Buckmaster. Viaalhaven for Baltimore; lhtma-Hix, Hall; Hurd. Snow: Luct Ames. Hand* rs, and Fred Eugene, Crockett. Rockland for New Yerk. Corvo, j Crockett, do for do; Grecian Dew. Sullivan for.New I Bedford; Juliet. Phiibrook, Frankfort for Fort Del awar«._ Ar 17th. brigs Alroceabah, Bray. Boston for Wash ington. DC; S Small, Torrey, Calais for New Haven ; sen Princess, (of Buck-port) Hopkins. Surinam 11th ult for Boston. Exjx-neuced heavy weather during the ontire passage On the 3d. in a gale, lost head of mainmast, tore sail and split other sails. This morn ing. off tarpaulin Cove, was iu contact with a schr. name unknown, and hrd rail, jibboom. bulwark*, two itaaehlous and anchor on the starboard bow broken ; damage to the other schr unknown. Also ar, sch* Windward. Partridge. Matanza* 30th ult for Bangor: Hattie Coombs, Driukwater, Chop tauk River. Md for Boston: Galena. Smith, Eliza bethport for Portlaud; William Carroll. Colt-on, Bal timore for Portlaud; Emily Fowler. Willard. Port land for Washington. Harbinger. Ryder. Belfkst for Washington; Foduskia. Smith. Bath fordo; Mexi can. McCarty. Buckaport tor Baltimore: Catawam teak 8new, Rockland for Philadelphia: Anita Da mon. Torrey. Calais for do; Belle. Bulger, do for N York; Sman Taylor, Lord. Rockland for Now York; Figure. Robbins, Tram out lor New York; Adelaide. Harden. Steuben do; Albert, Jey, Jones|x>rt for do; Mory Buker. Lubec for Bridgeport; Vendor), Bray, Yinalhavcn for Philadelphia. Ar isth, bark Sebra, Crocker. Cardenas 9th inst. for Portland ; brig >arah H Crosby, Crosby. X York for do; sch Lydia, Davis, Cardenas 11th ult for Port land : has experienced very heavy gales during the passage, and sp’lt sales 5th inst in a gale lrom N’E. Mathew Schofield, seaman, of Yarmouth, NS, was washed overboard by a sea and drowued. Also Mr sch Str\ eii n Hart, (of St George) Rawley, from Baltimore 5M days for Boston. with Toss of boat, mainboom, niaiutopmasl, trails -plit, Ac Also ar sch* Ida F Wheeler. Dyer. Philadelphia for Portland: G W Rawley, Allen. Choptank River, Md for New York. Sch Giraffe, of Joaaeport. before reported ashore near the Eest Chop, came oft full of water yesterday morn ing alter discharging deck load of lumber, and when off the East C hot i cap-ixed, and was t&kcu in tow and towed iuto the harbor; she will go on the marine railway for repairs. NEW YoKh—Ar 16th, brig* Nancy N Locke (of Portlaud) McCalmon. Matauzas; Baltic, (of8 Thom astos) Hooper, Cardenas; D O Caetner, (of Waldo boro) Uasliugs, do, .Sarah Buruice.(of Maehias) Cal ligan, CfenAiegos; John Steven*, (of Bluehill) Hop kins. NeuviUs; G Hearing, (of Harps well) Kauloff, ( ardenas; M li Reed, Nn-kei -ou, Baltimore lor Bos ton (lo*t jibboom); 11 Anderson, do lor do Ar 17th, James Bliss, Hatch, Philadelphia for Ban gor. Ar 19th, brig E Drummond, Aspinwall. NEWPORT—Ar MPh. sch Henrietta, (of Bathj Wakefield, New York for Kail River; 17tl», sch Mo ses Eddy. Bhute. from Belfast for Ruuudout; Israel L 8aow,(ol Rockland) Aohorn, Portlaud for N York; Gertrude. Tracy, Calais for Wickfurd FALL I!IVER -Ar Iflth. sch Nile, Hall Rockland. NEW BEDFORD—Ar loth, brig Catharine Huger*. Yruton. New York; »oh Electric Spaik, Mcudall, Port Royal SC. FOREIGN PORTS. At Ki medio*, 5th inst. bark Talavera. Merrithew, | for Bo-ton. Idg. and Ellon liver, for Portland, do. | At Surinam 11th ult, bark Edmund Dwight. Her- j rick, for Boston 25th; brig Miluaukiw, for Turk* Isl and to l.*ad for Boston off Pernambuco, 5th ult. ship William Wilcox, Mauter, 32 days from Boston tor Sau Fraucisco, all well. At Neuvita* 26th ult. brig* Maehias. Cates, from N , York, ar Hth: Ocean Traveller. Freethy. fraiu do.ar ! 24th : Altaretla. Bibber, form Uavana, ar 24th; Ab ide Titeomb, Titeomb, from do, ar 17th At Car*!, nas bill, brig J A 11 Crowley for N York, Gdays: Susan Gibson, for New York. ' SI t 9th inst. brigs .>arali, for New York ; 8 A Park, for Portland At Sagua, brigs M C Mariner, for New Y’ork ; 31st, Orison. Adams, for Fall River 9th inst SPOKEN. April S, lat 35 47, Ion 74 68, *ch Ocean Ranger, irm Pom I ic.o for Hath. April 15, oft Montauk. brig Frontier, Littlefield. 17 days from Hampton Roads for Portland with coals. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. REMOVAL! PAINE’S MUSIC STORE Da* been removed to No. 163 Middle Street, 8tore formerly occupied by J Burleigh, c door, be low former rtuu.l >..ortment of IM A N O K <» It T K 8 . KAIN and SLN I'MBKELLAS, aid 1AKASOIS of every ilrete-iutiou*. VMURRl.r.is and PAR A VIS repaired at -a0*1- fiKLMH, all .i.i., ruade aud repaired. Iv Two aetu tfaitj hand Brava Inaf rument. for •ale at a great hargaio. W M. BA INK ap20eod3w ld3 Middle Street. SPRING MILLINERY! MRS. TJORRY I. now opening at her upaciou. and allractivc roowi.. Mo. 3 Free Street Block, A rich and fashionable stock of FRENCH MIM.INFKY COODB. I'ortiand, April 20,19>H. erltweodtf Thirteenth Anniml Report Manhattan Life Ins. Company OF NEW YORK* office No. 81 Nassau Street, opposite the Tost Office. SEW YORK, JA.MJARV 1, 1R0|. Net Assets, January ], 1903 S1.2E7,5>7 X RECEIPTS DURING TEAK; For Premiums, Extra Premiums, Ac., $€41.950 92 For Interest aud Kent* 93,19590 •* Interest and Keuts accrued. 14.34S66 -762 401 38 92,039,990 73 DISBURSEMENTS; Tai-l Claims by Death on Policies and Bonus, and payment of Annuities, 9163,664 27 Paid Expenses, Salaries, Taxes. Medical Exam iners Fees, C man •ions, Ac., 88.*29 87 Paid Dividends. Ke-ln suranee, Purchased Polic e* and Bonus and Interest on Dividends, 74*,€€6.T7 - 491.149 61 1,(49,849 n ASSETS; Cssh in Bsnk 427,9^213 Bond* and Mortgage. 261/74 Heal Estate. 146.07*74 Premium Notes on Policies ill rerce. 596.f45r4 (i he Actuar al estimate of the value of the Poli cies which secure these Notes i* about 47'W.uuu. Quarterly and Semi Annu al Premium* Deferred, 65,68107 United States and New York State blocks. 270.416 26 Premiums and lnterets in the band* of Agents in course of collection ami transmission, secured by Bonds, 119,442 13 Temporary Loa s on Stocks aud Bonds 60,660 00 lutere>t accrued to 1st Jan uary , and all ot her proi tr ty. 14,318 W -91.648 649 72 J. L, Halikv. Am t Sec. IIkmiv Stokbu. Pre* b. N. bTBUiii ns. Actuary. C. Y. Wiam, buo y A. Du Bote, Mod. Examiner. ltavaoLna A Van Sr ■ a tea, Counsel. EDWARD SHAW* Agent. ep»ldlv. 10,* Middle Street. Ku^y lor Sale. AMssitehusett* t uilt. arge. easy Top Baggy *# for sale at Dr. lilPl.EY'S »UMi- in I• m|>le Street. apZodAwtf Boiler* FT/\TL'BS choice Vermont Butter f r sale by «JvJ ban dale r woo Din ky. Commercial Street, he id Central Wharf. *p%> dlw* Wanted. AN apprentice, by J. H. Hudson, Jr., Sign and Ornamental Bam er. No. 37 Market Square. d3t Desirable Property for Sale. (jYoK Sale in Faraurso Villaok. Oxford Ccun ty, Maiae, the tlousa and Fakm lor mauy year* owned and occupied by the late Edward I., Osgood. Esq. The property comprises a IIom**-. sta ble and other outbuilding-. situ three acres ol laud, forming the immediate house-lot, aud eighty acres Of KltteT RATS IXTKH\ ALS LAND iu the inillltdiata viciuity. Too bouse Is large, well built, and in ►■•*od repair, and is as plea*aully and desirably h caud as auy in the beautiful village of Fry* burg. The interva'e land will (mi mild together with or separate from the hoiMe aod Jot as the Purchaser mav prefer. It comprise* t ighty a< res well lora'ed aud iu a good state of culli»s‘iuB. l wo good barns are ou the prem>«s, aud a full aupp'y of farming uteustls which will be sold at a low prioe iu rounre tiou with the farm I In* house it thoroughly and romf *r»ablv furnish ed. and tin* furniture will be sold with it if desired An eaamination ol the property can be made at any time by spplicatiou on tin* pn ni.se* Iu winia i a potUBSaioN oirng. Eor term* and pa> ticulars apply eittier personally or by letter to James K. 4 Is good. 136 Washington *treet. Boston, or to lion. JOHN W. DAN a, Eryeburg, Me. aprUO diawA w3w C ITY OF POHTLIND. TI1F committee oa Highway* Ac., will rectfro sealed proposal* for furnishing ten thowuud ton* Sea l*land paving stor.es during the mouth* of May June and July—equal quantities each mouth I lie par Ur* | r. loosing will please tate what port** of «a?d stones—If less than the whole amount—they will furnish as above. Proposal* will te received until June 3d, 1881. The committee reserve the right to reject auy or all proposal* not deemed lor them terest of the city. Per order. J. E DONNELL, Chairman. April IMh. 1S04. ap2DdAotd l fir*Kccklaud Democrat, Ellsworth American and Machia* Kepublican please copy. CITY OF PORTLAND. SEALED prorosais will be received by tUt con m:ttee ou Highways Ac , at the office of the Civ. il Engineer, lor grading Congress street from th# Eastern Promenade to nigh water mark. All iu foraiUon in relation thereto will be given by the Eugmeer Proposals received uutii April 2th Inst. The c Mumitte# reserve the right to reject any or all proposals not doemed for the interest of the City. Per order. J. E. DONNELL, Chairman. April U»th . K4 ap20d.d Argus aud Courier copy. lily ol Portland, W 11 EKE AS. an Order parsed the City C'oaaci! to lay out a new Street or Public Way in said city,— begiuniug at Mur joy Street aud costuming through to Atlantic Street, and now known a- W il son - i.nne. aud whereas -aid order was ie freed by the City Council. April 4, lhfr*. to the uudeingntd, for them to cfn*id*>r and act upou. therefore Notice is hereby given to all parties interested, that the Joint Standing Commit tee of the City ( ouw cil on laving out new streets. will met t to hear the parties aina view th*. proposed way on the 37th day of Apri', 1^1, at 3 JO o'clock iu the afternoon, at the • oraer of Atlantic Street and Wilson Lane, and wd! then and ther-* proceed to detertnire aud adjudge w hether the public couveuiei.ee requires -ui«j stru t or way to bo laid out. liiven under our bauds on this lDth day of April, A D ISM 1 K J ACOB Mcl.KLLAN. | 81 EVENS SMI 1 11. |4. u# W. H. STKWAKI . ,' OB .I0» U SNOWMAN. 1 , K LAI>I>. New strertt. W> (, SOULE Argus and Courier copy. Oily of Portluml. MATHEKEAS an Ord*r passed the city Council to II iuquiru isle tha expediency of al aighlt'iiiug Here Street, near Tiutnaa a Cuurt. in «aij i itv. and whereas raid Order wax referred by the City Coun cil. April 4, lx*d. to the undersigned, for lh. ni to consider and am upon therefore Notice is hereby gituii to ail parties interested,that the Joint Standing Committee .f th- City Council ou laying out new stree's, will meet to hear the par ties and view the proposed way on the 27th dat of April, l*'-4. at 4 a> o’clock lu the altt rneou. al Eero stroet. near I’ruiu tu ’s Court, aud will then and I brio proceed lo determine and adjudge whether the pub lic convenience retiuiroe said atro. t to be straight, ened. tit sen under our bands ou this l’Jih day or tpril A. 11. 1HS4. F JACOB Mrl.ELI.AV, 81 EVENS SMITH. \VM 11 STEWART. Com in if tee on JMt 14 SNOW MAN, "V1 1l Ill’S K LADD, I"!W »'re<;la. Wu U SOCLE. Argot aud Courier copy. City of Portland. UHIERKABin Order paw d the City Council to e*tab'i»h th« hue ot' i'oplar Street n -m,,j City, aud wherea-t >a*d Order w us referred by the City Couucil, April U. l*it. to the uuderaigued, for tbeui to c n-ider aud act upon, therefore .Notice im hereby given to ail parties interested, that the Joint Standing Committee of the City Coun cil ou laying out new street*, will iut-et to hear the part let* aud view the proponed way ou the 27th dav of April, IHM.it 2.&To'clock In the attrruooa, at flu* corner of Cumberland and Poplar 8tmt.«, and will then and there proceed to detorinin. and ad iudge whether the public couveuieuce rt«iuue* »aul liue* to be •idabliahad. I Ag4.aU W-> ... Kama Argus and Courier copy.

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