Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, August 20, 1864, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated August 20, 1864 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY P ! ss.-~ VOLUME IV. wn,„ n _ WHOLE NO. GG1. PORTLAND DAILY PRESS, JOHN T.OILMAN. Editor, pi dished at No. 82* K2CHANCE STHEKT, bj »• A. POSTER A CO. lam roaTLASD Daily Paassls published at *8.00 per yes r. las H Alva Statb Paces Is published every Ihure dsy morning,it 82.M per annum, in advsnoe; *2.26 if paid within nix months; and *2.60,if payment be dslsyed beyond tbe year. Hats* of Advertising: One inch of space ia length of column, constitute! a ‘ «v|OABE.’' 81.60 per square daily first week; 75 cents per week after: three insertions or le>«, tl.OO: continuing eve. ry other day alter lirst week, 60 cents. 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CONVERSATIONS ABOUT PEACE. L’ltimatum of the Hebei k. The following extracts from au article in the September number ol the Atlantic Monthly, entitled “Our Visit to Richmond,” gives an account of the curious jouri, y to the rebel capital recently taken by two loyal citizens. Mr. Gilmore accompanied Colonel Jaques, and gives a detailed account of their Journey, treatment, and what they saw and heard. Tbe following extracts from the ar ticle will gratify public curiosity, and set at rest some notions about Mr. Davis’ desire for peace: HOW THEY WENT TO RICHMOND. We went there in &u ambulance—the Colo nel and 1. That we got in was owing, per haps, to me; that we got out was due alto gether to him, and a man more cool, more sell-reliant aud mors self-devoted lhau that quiet •‘western parson" it never was my for tune to encounter. At three o’clock ou the afternoon of July lCib, mounted ou two raw-boned relics of Sheridan's great raid, and armed with a letter to Jeff. Davis, a white cambric handkerchief tied to a short slick, and au honest face— this last was the Colonel’s—we rode up to the rebel lilies. A ragged yellow-faced boy, with a carbine in one haud aud another white handkerchief lied to another short stick in the other, came out to meet us. “Can you tell us, niy man. where to tind Judge Ould, the Exchange Commissioner?" “Yas. Him and t’other’Change officers is over icr the plantation beyout Miss Grover’s. Ye’ll know it by it* bevin’ nary door nur winder [the mansion he meant.| They’s all busied in. Fuller the bridle-pain through the timber, aud keep your rag a-tlyin’, fur our boys is thicker’n huckleberries iu them woods, they rnougbt pop ye, ef they didn't seed it” Thanking him, we turned our bones iuto the “limber," and, gallopiug rapidly ou, soon came iu sight of the deserted plantation. Luffing on the grass, in the shade of the window less maiibioo, we found the Confede rate officials. They rose as we approached ; a id one of us said to the Judge—a courte ous, middle aged gentleman, in il’anama hat and a suit of spollcsB white drilling— “We are late, but it's yourtault. Yourpec plf tired at us down the river, and we had to turn back and come overland.” “You don’t suppose they saw your flag?" “No. It was hidden by the trees; but a shot came uncomfortably near us. It struck the water, and ricochetted not three yards off. A little uearer, and It would have shortened me by a head, and the Colonel by two feet.” “That would have been a sad thing for you ; but a atlas, you know, is as good as a said the Judge, evidently enjoying the ‘‘joke-’’ “tie hear Grant was in the boat that fol lowed yours, aud was struck while at din ner,” remarked Captain Hatch, the Judge’s adjutant—a gentleman, aud about the best looking man in the Confederacy. “Indeed! Do you believe it?" “I don’t know, of course;" aud his looks asked lor an answer. Wc might have told him that Grant, Butler aud Foster examined their position from Mrs. Grover’s house— about four hundred yards distant—two hours after the rebel cannon ball danced a break down on the Lieuteuant-General’s dinner ta ble. THE REBEL OFFICER*. We were then introduced to the other offi rials—Major Hennikeu of the War Depart ment, a young man formerly of New York, but now, scorning the imputation of being a Yankee, and Mr. Charles Ja\ ius, of the pro vost guard of Richmond. This latter indi vidual was our shadow in Dixie. He was of in idium height, stoutly built, with a short, tuick neck, aud arms and shoulders denoting great strength. He looked a natural bora jailer, and much such a character ai a timid man would uot care to encounter, except at loug raoge of a rifle warranted to lire twen ty shots a minute, and to hit every time. To give us a moonlight view of the Rich mond fortifications, the Judge proposed to start alter suudown; and as it wauled some hours of that time, we seated ourselves on the ground, aud entered iuto conversation. The treatment of our prisoners, the utalun of black troops and nou-cemabtants, and all the questions which have led to the suspension of exchanges, had been good-naturedly dis cussed, when the Captain, looking up from one of the Northern papers we bad brought him, said: you Know, it mortifies me that you uo not hate us as we hate you? You kill us as Agassix kills a fly—because you love us” * Ol' course we do. The North Is being crucified or iovu ol the South." “If you love us so, why don't you let us go?” asked the Judge, rather curtly. “For that very reason—because w? love you. If we le' you go, with slavrey, and your uotious of ‘empire* you'd run straight to barbarism and the devil.” “We’ll take the risk of that. But let me tell you. If you are going to Mr. Davis with any such ideas, you might at well turn back at once. He can make peace ou uo other ba sis than independence. Recognition must he the beginning, middle and ending of ail ne gotiations. Our people will accept peace on uo ether terms.” ”1 think you are wrong there,” said the Colouel. “When I was here a year ago, 1 met many of your leading men, ana they all assured me they wauled peace and reunion, even at the sacrifice of slavery. Within a week a man you venerate and love has met me at Baltimore, and besought me to come lieie, and offer Mr. Davis peace ou such con ditions.” “That may be. Some of our old men, who are weak in the knees, may want peace ou auy terms; hut the southern people will not have it without independence. Mr. Davis knows them, and you will find he will insist upon that. Concede that, and we’ll not quar rel a>mut minor matters.” “We’ll not quarrel at all. But It’s sundown, and time we were ‘on to ltichmoud.’" “That’s the Tribune cry,” said the Captriu tising; “and I hurrah for the Tribune, for it’s honest, and—I want my supper.” We all laughed, and the Judge ordeied the horses. As we were about to start, I said to him— “You’ve forgotten our parole.” “Oh, never mind that. We’ll attend to that at Richmond.” Stepping into bis carriage, and unfurling the flag of truce, he then led the way, by a “short cut” across the corn-field which had divided the mauslon from the high road. We follow ed In an ambulance drawn by a pair of mules, our shadow—Mr. Javlns—sitting between us aud the twilight, and Jack, a “little darky,” nmoat tbe sole survivor of Ills master’s twelve hundred slaves, (De res* oil stole, Mass a,— stole by tho Yankees,”) occupied the Iron seat, aud with a stout whip "worked our pas sage” to Richmond. IN KICIIMONb. I * * * At ten o’clock that night we plant ed our flag (agaiust a lamp poet) in the very heart of that hostile citv. As we alighted ai the doorway of the Spotaivood Hotel, tbt Judge said to the Colonel "button your outside coat up closely. Yout unllorm must not be seeu here.” The Colonel did as he" was bidden; and, without stopping to register our names at the office, we followed the Judge and the Captain up to No. 00. It was a large, square room iu the lourlh story, with an unswopt, ragged c ir pet,aud bare white wall, smeared with soot and btoacco juice. Several chairs, a marble tup table, and a pine tvaabstand and clothes press scattered abuut the floor, and in the comers were three beds, garnished with tatter ed pillow rases, and covered with white coun terpanes, grown gray with longing for soap suds and the wash tub. The plainer aud humbler of these beds was designated for the burly Mr. Jarvins; the others had been made ready for tho extraordinary envoys (not eu voys extraordinary) who in defiance of all precedent ami the “law of nalious had just then “taken Kicbmoud.” A single gas-jet was burning over the man tlepiece and by the tho light of It 1 saw a “writing on the wall” which impled that Jane Jackson had run up a washing-score of fifty dollars! 1 was congratulating myself on not having to pay that womans’ lauudry-blllt, when the Judge said— "You want supper. What shall wcorder?” “A slice of hot corn-bread would make me the happiest man in Richmond.” The Captain thereupon tell the room, and shortly returning, remarked— "The laudlord swears you’re from Georgia. He says none but a Georgian would call for corn-bread at this lime of night.” On that hint we acted, and when our sooty attendant came in with the snpper-things, we discussed Georgia mines, Georgia banks, and Georgia mosquitoes, in s way that showed we had been bitten by all of them. In half an Hour it was uoised all about the hotel that the two'gentlemeu the Confederacy was takiug such excellent care of were from Gorgia. The meal ended, aud a quiet smoke over, our entertainers rose to go. As the Judge bade us good-night, be said to us— “In the morning you had better address a note to Mr. benjamin, asking the interview with the President. 1 will call at ten o'clock and take it to him.” “Very well, but will Mr. Davis see us on Sunday?” “Oh, that will make no difference.” THE NEXT DAY. The next morniug, alter breakfast, which we took In our room with Mr. Javins, we in dited a note—of which the following is a copy —to the Confederate Secretary of State: “SrorswooD Hoes*. Kiciiiiokd. V*.. I July IT, 1864. I "/ton. J P Benjamin, Secretary of State, etc • Dear Sir:—The ubilertigntd respectfully seilcit au iQterric* with President Davis. " They vial* H ehmono only as private ettirens,and have no official character or authority : tut they are aojninteit with the views of the United States trov er meut, and with the sentiments of the Northern people relative to au adjustment of the dirt'recce* ex isuux between the Norm and the South, an i earn estly nope that a frie interchange of views between Pr.aideut Davta aud themsclvee may o^en the way to such official negotiations as will result in restor ing p ace to the two sectlous ol our distracted coaurry. They therero-e ask an interview with the Presi dent. and awaiting your reply, are '•Truly and respestfully yours." This was signed by both of us; aud when the Judge called, aa he had appointed we sent it—together with a commendatory letter I had received, ou setting out, from a near relative of Mr. Davis—to the rebel Secretary. In half ati hour Judge Ould returned, sayittg, “Mr. Benjamin sends you his compliments, aud will be happy to »ee you at the State De partment.” SKtitETAItY BENJAMIN. We found the Secretary—a short, plump, oily little tuau in black, with a keen black eye a Jew face, a yellow skin, curiy black hair, closely trimmed black whiskers, and a ponder ous gold watch-chain—in the northwest room of the "United States Custom House. Over the door of this room were the words “State Depart meut,” and round its walla were liuug a few maps aud battle plans. In oue corner was a tier of shelves filled with books, am ng which I noticed Headley's “History.” L»s ing's "Pictorial History,” Parton's “Butler,” Greeley’s “American Conflict,” a complete set of the Ilebtlliun Ilecurd, and a dozen num bers and several bound volumes or the Atlan tic Monthly, and in the centre of the apart ment was a black walnut table, covered with greeu clotli, and filled with a multitude of “state papers.” At this table sat the Secreta ry. He rose as we entered, aud as Judge Ould introduced us, took our hands auJ said— “1 am glad, very glad, to meet you gentle men. I have read your uote, and”—bowing to me—“the open letter you bring Irotn-. Your err&ud commands my respect aud sym pathy. Pray be sealed.” As we took the proffered seats, the Colon el, drawing ofl his “duster,” aud displaying hi- uniform, said— “We thank you for this cordial reception, Mr. Beujainiu. We trust you will l>« as glad to hear us as you are to see us.” “No doubt I shall he, for you come to talk of peace. Peace Is w hat we all want.” “it it iudood; and for that reason we are hen* to see Mr. Davis. Can we see him sir?” “Do you bring any overtures to him from your government?” “No, sir. Wo bring no overtures and have no authority from our government. We state that in our note. We would be glad, howev er, to know what terms will be acceptable to Mr. Davis, if they at all harmonize with Mr. Lincoln's views, we will report them to him ant' so open the door for official negotiations.” “Arc you acquainted with Mr. Lincoln's views ?” “One of us is fully.” “Did Mr. Lincoln, in any may, authorize jou to come here ?” “No, sir, we catne with his pass, but not by his request. We say, distinctly, we have no official or unofficial,authority. We come as men aud Christians, not aa diplomatists, hop ing, in a frank talk with Mr. Davis, to discov er some way by which this war may be atop ped.” “Well, gentlemen, I will repeat what you say to the President, aud if he follows my ad vice—and I think h; will—he will meet you. He will Ik* at church this afternoon; so, sup pose you call here at nine this evening. If anythiug should occur in the meantime to pre vent his seeing von, 1 will let you know through Judge Ould.” After a day spent In our room conversing with the Judge, or watching the passers-by in tbo street—I should like to tell who they were aud bow they looked, but such information is jus’now contrabtud—we called agaiu at nine o'clock at the State Department. JfiFFKKSOX DAVIS. Mr. Benjamiu occupied his previous srutt at the table, aud at bis right sat a spare, thlu-fea lured man, with iron gray hair aud beard, and a clear gray eye full of lile and vigor. He bad a broad massive forehead, aud a mouth and chin denoting great euergy and strength of will. His face was emaciated and much wrinkled, but his features were good, as|»eciat‘ ly his eyes—though one of them bore a scar, apparently made by some sharp instrument, lie wore a suit of grayish brown, evidently of foreign manufacture, aud as he rose I saw that he was about five feet ten inches high, with a slight sloop in the shoulders. His manners were simple, easy and quite fasciuating; and he threw an Indiscribahle charm into h s voice, as he extended bis baud aud said to us: “1 am glad to sea you, gentlemen. You arc very welcome to Richmond.” And this was the mao w ho was President of the L'nited Slates under Franklin Pierce, and vim is now the heart, soul, aud brains ol the Southern Coufedetacy! Ilis manner put me entirely at my ease— the Colonel would be at bis,if he stood before Ciesar—aud I replied— “We thank you, Mr. Davis U is not often you meet wen of our clothes, and our princi ples in Richmond.1'' “Not often, not so often as { could wish; and I trust that your coming may lead to a mote frequent ar il a inure friendly intercourse be tween the North and the South." “We sincerely hope it may.” “Mr. Uenjamiu telle me you have asked to see me, to”_ And he paused, as if desiring wa should fin ish the sentence. The Colonel replied: •e i s,sif' We have asked this interview it the hope that you may suggest some way bj which this war can be stopped. Our peopit want peace; your people do, and your Con gress has recently said that you do. We havt come to ask bow it can be brought about.” | “in a very simple way. Withdraw your ar I mips from our territory, aud peace will come • 01 itself. We do uot seek to subjugate you, We are not waging au oti'.-usive war, except so far as it is offensive-defensive—that is so lar as we are forced to invade you to prevent yom Invading us. us aloue and peace will come at ouce.” “But we canuot let you aloue so loug as you repudiate llie Union. That is one thing the i northern people will uot surrender.” “I know. Vou would deuy to us what you exact for yourselves—the right of sell-goveru uieut.” "So, sir,” 1 remarked. “ We would deuy you no natural right. But we think Lhe Union essential to peace; and, Mr. Davis, could two people, witli the same language, separated by only au iuiagiuary line, live at peace with eacb other ? Would uot disputes constantly arise, and cause almost cons taut war betweeu them ?’ ‘'Undoubtedly—with this generation. Vou , have sown such bitterness at the South, you ■ have put such an ocean of blood between the two sectious, that I despair of seeing any har mony iu my time. Our children may forget I Ibis war, but wt canuot.” “I thiuk the bitterness you speak of, sir.” said the Colonel, “does not really exist We must talk here as friends; our soldiers meet and fraternize with each other; and I feel sure that it the Union were restored, a more friend ly feeling would arise betweeu us than has ev er existed. The war has made us know aud respect each other better than before. This is the view of very many southern men; I have had it from many of them—your leading citi zens.” “They are mistaken," replied Mr. Davis. “They do not understand southern sentiment. How can we feel anything but bitterness to wards men who deny us our rights? If you euter my house and drive me out of it, am I not your natural enemy ?” ‘‘Vou pul the case too strongly. But we cannot tight forever; the war must end at some time; we must dually agree upon something; can we not agree now and slop this frightful carnage? We are hath Christian men, Mr. Davis. Can you, as a Christiru man, leave un tried any meaus that may lead to peace ?" ‘‘No, I cannot. I desire peace as much as you do. I deplore bloodshed as much as you do; but I fori that not one drop of blood shed in this war is on my hands; 1 can look up to my (rod aud say this. I tried all iu my power to avert this war. I saw it coming, aud for twelve years I worked night and day to pre vent it, but I could not. The North was mad and blind; it would uot let us govern ourselves; aud so the war came, and now it must go ou till the last mao of this generation falls in his tracks, and his childreu seize his musket aud tight bis btatles, uuless you acknowledge our right to self-gorerumeut. We are not lighting for slavery. We are lighting for iudepoDdeiice —aud that or extermination we will have.” “And there are at least four aud a half mil lions of us left; so you see you have a work before you,” said Mr. Benjamin, with a decid ed sneer. “We have no wish to exterminate you,” an swered the Colonel. "I believe what I have said—there is no bitterness between the north ern and southern people. The North, I know, loves me gsoutn. ‘vuen peace conies it will pour money and means into your hands to re pair the waste caused by the war; and it would now welcome you back and forgive you ail the loss aud bloodshed you hare caused. But we must crush your armies aud exterminate your government. And is not that already nearly done? You are wholly without money and at the end of vour resources. Graut has shut you up in Richmond. Sherman is before At lanta. Had you not, then, better accept hou orable terms while you can retain your pres tige and save the pride of llie southern tieo ple MU. DAVIS OK THE CONFEDERATE I'liOSl’ECTS. Mr. Davis smiled. “I respect your earnestness, Colonel, but you do not teem to understand the situation. We are not exactly shut up in Richmond. If yonr papers tell the truth it is your cspital that is in danger, not ours. Some weeks ago Graut crossed the Rtpldan to whip Lee aud take Richmond. Lee drove him in tne first battle, and theu Grant executed what your people call a ‘brilliant flank movement,’ and fouglit Lee again. Lee drove him a second time, aud theu Grant made another‘flank movement;’ and they kept on—Lee whipping aud Grant flanking—until Graut got wberu he is now. And what is the net result? Grant has lost seventy-five or eighty thousand meu—more than Lee had at the outset—aud is no nearer taking Richmond than at first; and Lee, whose frout has never been broken, bolds him com pletely in check, aud has meu enough to spare to invade Marylaudjand threaleu Washington'. Sherman, to be sure, is before Atlauta; but suppose lie D, aud suppose he take it? You know, that, the further he goes from bis base of supplies, the weaker he grows, aud the mors disastrous defeat will be to him. And defeat may come. So, in a military view, I should certainly say our position was better than yours. “As to money; wo arc richer than yonr ate. You smile; but admit that otir paper is worth nothing—it answers as a circulating-medium; and we hold it all ourselves. If every dollar of it were lost, we should, as we have no for eigu debt, be none the poorer. Bat it is worth something; it has the solid basis of a large cotton-crop, while yours rests on nothing, and you owe all the world. As to resources; we do uot leek for arms or ammunition, and we still have a large territory Tom which to gather supplies. So you see we are not in ex tremities. But if we were—if we were with out money, without food, without weapons— If our country were devastated, and our ar mies crushed and disbanded—-could we with out giving up our mauh>>od, give up our right to govern ourselves ? Would vou not rather die, and leel yourself a man. than live, and be subject to a foreign power?” “ from your standpoint there is force in what you say,” replied the Colonel. “But we did out come here to argue with you, Mr. Da vis. We came, hopiug to find some honora ble way to peace; aud I am grieved to hear you say what you do. When I have seen your young meu dying on the baltle-tleld, and your old men, women aud children starving in their homes, 1 have tell I could risk my life to save them. For that reason I am here; i aud 1 am grieved, grieved, that there is no hope.” “I know your motives, Col. Jaqu>;», aud I honor you tor them ; leaf what cau i do more than I am doing? 1 would give my poor life, it would briug peace and good will . to the two countries; but it would not. It is ; with your own people you should labor. It is they who desolate our homes, burn our wheal flelds, break the wheels ol our wagons carry ing away our women and children, and destroy supplies meant for our sick and wounded.— At your door lies all the misery and crime of this war—and it U a fearful, fearful account.” »»vr„.s .,ll «»• it Ur I ..It .. r. account, but it is not ail at our door. The passions of both sides are aroused. Unarm ed men are hanged, and prisoners are shot down in cold blood, by yourselves. Elements of barbarism are entering the war on both sides that should make us—you and me, as ChrU'Uu ineu—shudder to think of. In God's name, then, let us stop it. Let us do some thing, concede something, to bring about peace. You cannot eapect, with ouiy four aud a half millions, as Mr. Benjamin says you have, to hold out forever against twenty tnil , Hons.'’ Again Mr. Davis smiled. ‘‘Do you suppose there are twenty millions -j at the North determined to crush us?” ! “1 do—to crush your government. A small number of our people, a my small number, are yodr friends—secessionists, The restdif , f-r about measures aud candidates, tint are united in the determination to sustain tbe Union. Whoever is elected hi November, he must be committed to a vigorous prosecution ol I be war.” Mr. Davis still looked incredulous. I re marked— “It Is so, sir. Whoever tells you otherwise deceives you. I think l know northern senti ment, and I assure you It is so. You kuow we have a system ol lyceum-lecturing in our large towns. At the close of these lectures it is tbe custom of the people to come upon the platform and talk with the lecturer. This gives him an esce|lent opportunilv of learu i iug public sentiment. Last winter I lectured before nearly a hundred of such associations all over the North—from Dubuque to Bangor —and I look pains to ascertain the feeling o! the people. I found a unanimous determina tion to crush the rebellion and save the Union at every sacrifice. The majority are iu favor | of Mr. Lincoln, and nearly all of those oppos ed to him aru opposed to him because they think he does not tight you with enough vigor. The radical Republicans, who go for slave suf i ®,u* thorough confiscation, are those who win defeat him, if he is to be defeated. But if he is defeated before the people, {lie House will elect a worse man—I mean worse for you It Is mote radical than he is—you can see that from Mr. Ashley s Reconstruction bill— and the people are more radical than the House. Mr. Lincoln, I kuow, is about to call : out live hundred thousand more men, and 1 can't see how you can resist much longer; but if you do, you will only deepen the rad ical feeling of the Northern people. They will now give you lair, honorable, generous term-; hut let (hem suffer much more, let there lie a dead man in every bouse, as there is now in every village, they will give you no term-—they will insist on hanging every rebel south of —. Pardon my terms. 1 me m no offence.” "You give no effence,” ho replied, smiling very pleasantly. "1 wouldn’t have vou pick your words. This is a frank, liee talk, and I like you the better for saying what you think. Goon.” "I was merely going to sav that, let the northern pepple once really leel the war—they do not feel it yet—and they will insist on hang ing every one of your leaders.” “Well, admitting all you say, I can’t see j how It affects our positiou. There are some things worse than hanging or extermination. We reckon giving up the right of self govern- I ment one of those things.” “By sell-government you mean disuuion— southern independence?” “Yes.” “And slavery, you say, is no longar an ele ment In the contest.” “No it is not, it never was an essential elc- i ment, It was only the means of bringing other conflicting elements to au earlier cui ruination. It tired the musket which was al ready capped and loaded. There are essen tial differences between the North and the South that will, however this war may end, make them two nations.” “You ask me to say what I think. Will you allow me ,to say that I know the South pretty well, and never observed those differ ences?” “Then you have not used your eyes. My sight is poorer than yours, hut I have seen them for years.” The laugh was upon me, aud Mr. Benjamin enjoyed it. “Well, sir, be that as it may, if l understand you, the dispute la-tween your government and ours is uarrowed dowu to this: Union or dis union.” “Yes; or to put it in other words: Indepen dence or subjugation.” ■'Then the two governments are irreconcil ably apart. They have no alternative but to tight it out. But it is not so with the people. They arc tired of lighting and want |>eace; | and as they bpar all the burden and suffer i ing of the war, is it not right they should hare pe.icc, and have it ou such terms as they like ?” “I don’t understand you. Be a little more explicit.” MK. DAVIS REFUSES AS ARMISTICE. “Well, suppose the two governments should agree tv something like this: To go to the people with two propositions: say, peace with disuuion and southern independence, as your proposition—and peace, with uuion, emancipa tion, no confiscation, aud universal amnesty, as ours. Let the citizens of all the United States (as they existed before the war) vote ‘Yes’or’No’on these two propositions, at a smuMikl f it m txuliin fcivtv tluvi I f a inn joiity votes disunion, our government to be bound by it and to let you go in peace. The two governments can contract iu this way, aud the people though constitutionally unable to decide on peace or war, can elect which of the proposition™ shall govern their rulers. Let Lee and Grant, meanwhile, agree to an armistice. This would sheath the sword; and if once sheathed, it would never again be drawn by this generation.” “Tbo plan is altogether impracticable. If the South were only one state. It might work; hulas it is, if one southern state objected to emancipation, it would nidify the whole thing; for you are aware that the people of Virginia cauuot vote slavery out of Sontii Carolina, nor the people of South Carolina vote it out of Virginia.” “But three-fourths of the states can amend the constitution. Let it he done iu that way —iu any way, so that it be done by the peo ple. I am not a statesman or a politician, and 1 do not know ju<t how such a plan could be carried out; but you get the idea that the people shall decide the question.” “That the majority shall decide it, you mean. We seceded to rid ourselves of the rule of the majority, and this would suh|ect us to it again.” “But the majority must rule finally, either with bullets or ballots.” “I am not so sure of that. Neither current events nor history shows that the majority _ rules, or ever did rule. The contrary, I think, ] is true. Why, sir, the man who should go be fore the southern people with such a proposi tion which implied that the North was to have a voice in determining the domestic relations of the South, could not live here a day. lie would be hauged to the first tree, without judge or jury.” "Allow me to doubt tint, I think it more likely he would be banged, if he let the South ern people know the majority couldu't rule,” I replied, smiling. “I have no (ears of that,” rejoined Mr. Da vis, also smiling most good humoredly. “I give you leave to proclaim it from eveiy house top in the South.” “But, seriously, sir, you let the msjority rule inasiugle state: why not let it rule in the whole country ? ’ “Because the states are independent and sovereign. The country is not. It is only a confederation of states: or rather it was; it is uow two confederations.” “Then we are not a people—we arc only a political partnership?” “That is all.” “Your very uame, sir, ‘United States,’ itu- , plies that," said Mr. Benjamin. “But tell me, arc the terms you have named—Emancipation, no confiscation, and uuiveraal amnesty—the terms which Mr. Liocolu authorized you to offer us ?” “No, sir; Mr. Liocoln did not authorize me to offer you any terms. But I think both he aud the northern people, for the sake of peace, would assent to some such condi tions.” "They are very generous,” replied Mr. Da vis, for the tirst time during the interview showing some angry feeling. “But, amnesty applies to crinuuais. We have committed no . crime. Conliscaliou is of no account, unless you can enforce it. And emancipation ! You have already emancipated nearly two iniilious of our slaves—and if you w ill take care of them, you may emancipate the rest. I had a few when the war began. I was of some use to them; they uever were of any to me. Against tbeir wi I you ‘emancipated them, aud you may ‘emancipate’ every negro iu the Cou IV deracy, but we will be free! We will gov ern ourselves. We will do it if we have to see every southern plantation sacked and every southern city iu llaincs.” "I see, Mr. I).tvls, it is Useless to contiuue this conversation,” 1 replied ; “aud you will puruuu us, 11 »u nave seemed lo press our views with too much pertinacity. We love the old flag, aud that mast lie our apology for Intruding upon you at all." "You have not intruded upon me,” he re plied, resuming Ids usual manner. "1 am glad to have met you both. 1 once loved the old flag as well as you do; 1 would have died for It; but now it is to me only tbe emblem of oppression.” "I hope the day may never come, Mr. Da vis, wheu / say that,” said the Colonel. Close of the interview. A half-hour's conversation on other topics— not of public Interest—ensued, aud then we rose to go. As we did so the rebel President gave me his hand, aud bidding me a kindly good-bye, expressed the hope of seeing me again in Richmond in happier times—when peace should have returned; but with the Col onel his parting was particularly cordial. Taking his hand In both of his, he said to him— "Colonel, 1 reaped your character and your motives, aud 1 wish you well—1 wish you ev ery good I can wish you consistently with the Interests of the Confederacy.” The quiet, straightforward beariug and magnificent moral courage of our "dghtiug parson” had evidently impressed Mr, Davis very favorably. As we were leaving the room he added— "Say to Mr. Lincoln from me that I shall at any time be pleased to receive proposals for peace on the basis of our independence. It will be useless to approach mo mi any other.” ! "When wo went out Mr. Itenjamiu called Judge Ould, who Imd been waiting durlug the whole interview—two hours—at the other end of the hall, and we passed down the stair way together. As I put my arm within that of the Judge, he said to me— “Well, what is the result?” "Nothing hut war—war to the knife.” “Kplirnon i» joined to bis Idols—let him alone,” added the Colonel, solemnly. Xoilre. IIIKRKBT give notice- that I have this day given ray ton, J unity a it. STEnUT. hi* lime from thie* date aud will cla m none of Li* earning*, nor pay auy thin/for t»i« fluppert, or any debt* of h * con tracting hereafter. WILLIAM 8TROLT. Gorham July20th, 1804. JyStoJBw* MISCELLANEOUS. HUOt KM KEEK'S PATENT Gas Regulator! EXCLUSIVE Agency for the sale of the Reg ulator iu Portland Ho. 102 ladle etfiet. up stairs, EdwaroShaw bole Ageut This n^w article for public f ivor witl sa>e 80 percent, to the consum er over any ga> burner new in use: 26,000 have been sold in Ne -v Lugland since Janusry las . This ii not a regulator ?o be alli\ed to the meter, all mch have tailed, but is attached immediately under «-ach burn er tip, and is a part of, and an ornament to, the gas fixture itself. The particular abitecess aud steadi ness of the light produced-bocause of the exact proper combustion—astonishes all who have *een it, while thepo#*/ice/ac7 of obtaining the improv' d light At a reauced expense u- ed only be investigated at this office to ensure the couHdence oi the meat skeptical. The reg dator is a perfect "tell tale" on the exact amount of gas used. No pressure attain* d by the Gas Company affects it disadvantageou ly in the least; Gas Companies all recoinnu ud it because it gives entire satistac’.ion to consumers, heuce their number of consum rs are increased. Retail price 80ceutseach. Tne article will be adjusted for coo surncis iuimed;ately (rt quiring but a few moments time) aud if not suited will bo taken cfT free of ex pense. EDWARD SHAW, 102 Middle Street t vp stairs. We have this day appointed Edward Shaw sole vender aud a^eut tor Drocksi per*s Patent Regula tor iu Cortland; all orders lor the goods must be madj through hint. HULL & OOODELL. Below wf give certificates of the high estimation of tho Regulator iu other places where it is uow in use. Dover, July 18, 1P64. Messrs. Hull k doodell:—The Directors of the Dove- Gas Light Comyany, after a Rill and thorough examiua ion and test of "Brocksiej er Gas Regula tor," have ordered me to purchase oie h ,uurtd dollars worth of the same, which 1 have this day done, aud hav- also recei ed for said company the exclusive ageucy for rtid goods iu and for the city of Dover. Yours, truly, JC'NAb D. TOWN8ENI). bup. Dover Gas Lt. Co. Certificate from the gts titter of the Mills, eto., at Lowell, Mass. Lowell. Mass.. July 11,1864. Messrs Hill k Hoodelf:—An expoience of many years In the gas fitting business has often suggested to me the great value of an improvement whereby thoprtssure of gas might be regu'ated at the poiu* of consumption. Many aud fruitle-s attempts have from time to time been made to place regulators at th*> ineter. Experience has shown that all such at tempts bars proved failures 1 have also seeu and used in my bu-ine«* nearly all the so-called improve ments in burners, when in that which t/cu have ac complished has been attempted, but always failed After a caieful exanvnation aud a thorough test of your Gas Regulators-which are attached immedi ately under each burner as a part of the gas fixture— I am fully convinc'd that your improvement L a de cided success, t ho light is improved in brightness and in i's illuminating pow er, while the expeLse saved to th‘- consumer is full 39 percent. The combustion is perfect, t enca the inprovument must be adopted as a matter of eo *noray. as well as the luxury of a good ind eteade light. I cheerfully recosumt nd it tu the trade aud to all consumers of gas Youra, Ac., II. R. BARKER, Jygqdft Gas Fitter. 8 Central Street. 126 Exchange Street. 126 Hugh M. JPhinney, WOULD inf irm hi* fried- and former customers that t.e ha* taken the Store No 126 Exchange Street, where he intends to carry ou the Stove and Furnace Business, In all Its branches. STOLES, of all kinds, ofthe ieweet aud most approved pattern*, Furnaces and Ranges, Tin and Hollow Ware. HP*Second hand Stores bought, or take n in ex* shatige lor new. Stoves, Kaxue*. Iubhacm, and Tim Ware ‘•paired at shoi t notice, iu a faithful manner. Grateful for ormerpatrouag-, he bores by strict ittention to business, and fair d> aliux, to receive z ranerous share of public lavor. ma>23dtf GRANT'S COFFEE & SPICE MILLS. ORIGINAL ESTABLISHMENT. J. Gr hTX 1ST T , Wholesale Dealer in all kinds of COFFEE, SPICES, Snlu'rntus A Crt-nm Tartar, Veto Oojfer and Spu e Mills, IS and it I'nian street, Portland, Me. Coffee and Spices put up for the trade, with an> hidros*, in all variety oi packages, aud warranted if Teprcevnio i. Coflbe roasted and ground for the trade at short •otioe, V3T~ All gt odb entrusted a tthe owner’* risk. _ _ march lOdtf John Kinsman, GAS FITTER, —AMD— Dealer in CJraa Fixtures, \ml (•ft*'«V Kerosene Cooking Apparatus. The public ate invited to examine and test these :ew inventions, which are highly recommended for dimmer use NO. U UNION STREET. Portland, June 14.—end8m r 80 VOS I MaKSUAI.’SOUKE. > first District State r-f Maine, J I OkTAMi.July 13,18e4. ) X OTICEi. hereby giten that any p. r ot, rnroled may Appear before Ite Board of Enrolment mod :!aim to bate hi. name stricken off the list, ir he can ibjw to the .atisfac lion of the Board that he l» not properly enroled on aceoaut ot 1-t—Alienage. 2d—Suu-Besideuce. 84—Over Age. 4 th- fenua ,eat l'hy.ical Disability .of su -b degree Is to render ihe person not a proper .ubject for en rolment under the I,a. and regulation. that the examination ref. r ed to above mav not nterfvre with the daily routine ot olhee business ihehoura for i xamination will be from 10 A M to 12 St. and from 2 to 4 l*. M. CUAK1.ES U. DOL'OHTY, Capt and Provost Marshal. CITY OK POKTLAND. , Bayoh's Olrrici, f July 13, 1S61.1 The special attention of our citizens ia tailed to [he abort notice of the Provost Mar.tul. It should Se the duty of all those who a-eex-mpt from draff rrom eith r of the eau-es mentioned, to ai ply in per son and have th ir name* taken from the i»t iuor ler that when the quotas lor the .)>ati are appor tioned. the number to be drawn will be based upon [hose who only are liable to . nr Imeul aly’4d8tawlm JACOB M< LEI.LAN, Mayor. For llic Inlands. *nd June 13th the steam* i will until further notice leave Burnham’* Wharf, for l‘eak’» »nd Cushing's I-. suds at ft and A. M., and 2 End 3 80 P.M. Returning will leave Cmhiug’* Island it ft.4ft and 11 15 A. M . and 2 46 and 5 15 I* M Ticket*25 cents, down and back ; Children 15ct* Juneft— dtf agg^V DU. U. II. KIUI, (**5?®8URGE0N DENTIST, NO. 145 MIDDLE 8T., PORTLAND. (Opposite foot of Free Street,) Having fitted lip the above named rooms, he would be happy to wait ou all who may wish for the ser vices of a skillful Dentist. Mr*ry branch* !ittrtf wiH receive careful attention, and perfect **t * tact ion will be wan anted. j)26 d3m Faun lor Sale. ^ 1 offer for sale my Farm, situated one mile from Wiuthrop Village, on *—*- the road leading from Augusta. Said farm contains about one hua _dn-d acr s of land, witha good sup ply ot woou aud water. The laud is new and in a l»igh state of cultivation. 1 here is ou the premise a food barn, od by 36. and about 160 young thrifty ippSe trees. 1 wtill m».I the w hole together, or I wifi roll about '0 acres with the barn, ore ha d aud most jf tho wood. Anv one wanting a good farm, pleasantly and con veniently loc tttd, w ill do well to call ami examine Ihe ab )vo property. 1 aUoofler tor sale a two story Dwelling House tti I Lot, situated in the Village known as the Mog Kuire• house, and two Stores nearly opposite the Cot ton Factory. Any or all o» the above property w ill he sold at fair prices.and on terms to suit purchasers. For farther particulars as to prices, Ac., callon the subscriber at his store iu Wiuthrop Wiuthrop. July 1884- E. W. KELLY. Jv?9dltAw6w Mo H*#* off Foreclosure. DFFAl’LT having bo-u made iu the performance of thj conditions ot a certain conveyance in Mortgage ot real estate iu the town of Westbrook. County ot Cumberland aud Slate of Maine, to be executed on the eighth dav of April A. D. 1859, bv Gideon l> llambliu of Westbrook aforesu d. and which e id real estate is described iu *aid Mort gage, as follows, to wit: a certain pi ce ot land with the buddings then on situated in West brock aforesaid and bounded thus: beginning a* the south westerly corner of Char es Hi!]'* laud, thence runniug northerly as raid Mill s fence now stands to the cross road; fhcuce from these two hour d* extending nor h westerly on *aid road and ou one Wilson's I ne 'ar enough to include twenty-five feres: and t«l g the same preiuists occupied by roe aud on which 1 now live." 1 c'aiiu to foreclose said Mortgage for breach of the conditions thereoi. Andrkw J. Larraukk. For land, Arg. 2.1864 w3w THE Stockholders of the Westbrook Manufactur ing Co are hereby notified that their annual meeting tor the choice of officer*, aud the transac tion of any o'lier tusines? w Hch inav come belerc them, will be holder at tho office ot th* subscriber. In Fortlaud *»n Tuesday the 884 dav of Aug , 1S64 at 3 o'clock F M UENSELLAFU Cli AM, Aug 2—dlaw3w Clerk* Fryebur® Aradt my, fllHE Fall Term of this Institution w ill commence F WEDNESDAY. September 7. 1864, aud will continue elAveu weeks. Mr. Edwin F. Ambroee, Frincipal. Mr. Ambrose is a recent g’aduate of Dartmouth (V.lege, aud is I ighly recoin mended as a scholar, ttacht iaud gentl.msn D. B. SEW ALL. Secretary. t rj-eburj, ]u'} Jfi, 1«H. Jjrffl (llwfcwjw BUSINESS CARDS. PAPER BOX MANUFACTORY. •T. I*. Libby, manufacturer or I* apor 33 o 3: os, Ol every description, such as Shot Boxes. Jewelry Boxes, Druggist Boxes. Collar Boxes, bheit Hoxs-e, ConobologiealBoxes, Powder Boxes, Card Cases, Cigar Boxes, &c. 144 Middle St., (UpSuirs) Portland, Me. Junold3in Dana & Co. F i s li and bait, , Portland, Woodbury Dana. J m John A. b. Dana ) " AlI16i juneldtf J- Smith, cSo Oo., MANUFACTURERS OF Leather Belting, Card Clothing. Loom Strap*, Brit leather Back* aatl Sides, LEATHER TP 'XV1X01, fc., Han son’s Block, 144 Middle St., Portland. Or at the Card Clothing Manufactory, Lewiston. II. M Brewer, (jukISra, D. F. Notes JOIl N T. KOi.l Ks & €0.7 Oomminsion Merchants, AND WHOLESALE PBALEUB IM Flour, Provisions & Groceries, No. 01 Commercial Street, Tohu T. Rogers, 1 Cuss. B. K.gers. ) P0E1LAND, ME. _ juneldCm Wholesale and .Retail. L. DAVIS, Bookseller, Stationer, AS1> MANUFACTURER OF Premium Paged Account Books. PAPER HANGINGS. N«. 63 Exchange Street, Portland, Ha. __ Juneldtl CHAS J. SCHUMACHER, Frisco and Banner Painter, No. 1-1-4 Middle Street, PORTLAND, MS. Work executed in over}- part of the btate. juneltf RUFU8 DUNHAM, Manufactnr* r • nd Wholesalt Dealer ia B RITANN IA —AMD— Plated Ware, 9No. 218 Fore street, Portland _ Maine. Portland, May 17th, 1S04 mayl'dt! BURGESS, FOBES, & C0.7 XAHUrACTUr.HR* or Japan* White Lead, Zinc, Paints*, Anti Ground Oolor*, AMD DKALBR* IK Drug's Medicines, Pa nts, Oils k Varaialies. Paint and Color Factory, Jio. 291/unioy St., OlBcc Si Salesroom*, 80 Commercial S«.f (Thoma* Block.) Henry II. Burr eh*, Nivtl tin uj Charles a. Forks., «a. raay18dtf Itl.Akt), JO.K8&CO., FLOUR & GRAIN DEALERS, Aud Be vers of Werkn »ntl C adiitn Products 137 Commercial Street, • - - Oreiaile Block. Charles BUkc, » •Henry A. Jouei. [ PORTLAND. K. \V. uijje. ) Jiuldtf JOHN LYNCH & C0., Wholesale Grocers, AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS. Granite 8 torea, • • • Com mere al at rest, (0pi>OAite head Widgtry Wharf,) John I.Mich, ) Pel«-4 Barker. [ PORTLAND, MS. Ihon. Lynch ) juceldtf DOLL Ac ITIOODI', GXNEKAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Aud W hole*-a!o Dealers iu FLOUR, C.‘RN AND PRODUCE, No. 5 Qalt Blsok, Oommero .l St, Andrew T. Dole, I ,.,DT1 KrankUu 1'. lijody, , l’JKTLANI>. MK. jttnelddm LA.HE A LITTLE, Who'tea!c Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Dry Goods, AND W oolens, No. 111! Middle ntreet. A. Utlli. 1 PORTLAND, ME. JnneTdtf E. K. LEMONT, Carriage Manufacturer. Preble Sti eet. - • Portland, Me. SV~Caniagei and sleighs on hand and made to order. junelftdtf C. P. KIR BALL, XAKUFACTURER of Carriages and Sleighs, Preble ntreet, (Near Preble Hoaae,) PORTLAND, ME. Sale Rooms, llU and 112 Sudbury St., Boston, Mass Juaeltf Sales \ Sales \ \ FOB SALB AT JAMES BAILET & CO., Saddlery Hard-Ware Dealers, 162 MIDDLE STREET. rORTLASU,.Jf*. jylSdSm 63 R9moval. 63 J. M. ENIQHT & SOS, Commission Merchants, And dealers in Country Produce, have moved to No. 63 Commercial street. Portland. May 10th. 1864. maylOdtf l.nw l’nrluetsliip. HOWARD A CLEAVES. Attorneys & Counsellors at Law. Office 91 .Middle Si.,over Ca*co Bank, PORT/. AMD, MR. Jv>SKFU HOWARD. NATHAN CL SAVES. jylSdfc wCui To Carpenters and the Public! A NEW ARTICLE. Whituaorc** Patent Blind Paateaer and Handle Cambiaed. BEING a thoroughly effective fastening, and a handsome, couxenient ha mile, aid a* they can not be o;»taiu*d from the outs de, arc so tar, protec tion agaiust thieves , it* use preventing the dirty it g of bauds or breaking of linger nails in opcuing or closing blinds. They are Jaranted green, aud can be put on old or nexv blind* by anv persju >n Hx-e minutes. For sale by all Hardware men. Whole >-ale Depot 16 Wiuter street, Bcwto.i G. D. WHITMORE. Store til Whitney Brothers iuuelwSu Farm for Male. Pleasantly situat'd in Wir dham.ou the road i’ ading from Gray tot.or ham. containing flflv acres, suita bly divilcd iuto tillage, pasture ^ T m ~at“t worn! sod. The buildings are a good storv ai d a half house with convenient un build ur* Terms easy. For further particular* ap ply to. A. U. PUBtNQTON, l aug8w4n* Fa t Wiuduam. BUSINESS CAHUS. BRAOLKf, MOULTON & ROGERS YVhOLUALB DlALKfi.8 IB Flour, Grain and Provisions, 88 Comifteroial • tract, '1 hen. as £lcck, Robebt bhalsy,i •. * nooltd*, { PnPTLAMj.tlt. A. a. UOOEKS. ) _ ma; 3dtf W. W. OABK & CO., Having taken the Fruit dtoro tomvri; occupied i O. SAWYER, No. S tiicliangc si reel, Ar® Prepared tc offer to the trade A large and wet. •elected .lock of Foreign and Domestic Fruit I VVhclbUile and ^itii EemouV, if'*” Onut, Lcnoagee Lluif« J-»nary Ne^d, CnadlvB. c£i; o'lee.: K:‘u.:i! Sardlufe, < andlf.. of all drorrIbMor oct9 dtf IRA WINN, Agent, ISfo. 11 Union St., Ie prepared to fhrniah 8TEAM tf JTGINE3 and BOILEHS, of various siz*s and patterns, §t«M fife ui rutwa, Iili Cewisf, skaftikz. Pifieyi, It. Liobt Uorts tfesi of all deenptt.ui, aad tli kind, of work required la budding FOKTinOAYIOB*. Iron Stair* and other Archltcctaro I Work. Hoseo*. Store., a.»d other outMlnfce, fitted with One end Bata in the beet manner. In couotCioa with the nbore ie an Iron Foundry with a large assortment 01 Pat term, to whloh the attention ol iiachinlita, Sliilwrtghtj.and Ship-Build. •r*t* Invited and nii kinds oi Ousting* furnish, d at chert notice. BT“Order. for Machine Jobbing, Patterns and korgiogs, promptly executed. notdtf SIN itiliR ) S " SEWING MACHINES? WOODJIAK, TRUE * CO„ AGENTS, Hot. 54 u4St.Middle Street. SMdlat aad Trimmingi ai waps ea band. maklfitf A CAHD. DR. S. C. FERNALD, DENTIST, No. 176 Middl Street. luiiuce.Dn. Ba von and Busui. Portland, Kay *6, IMS. If Dr. J. H. MEALO HAVISU dispose! of hit entire Interest ia hit Office to Dr. 8.0 KERN ALD. would cheerfully rtoeoramccd him to hif former patients and the poh* “J* 9r* from lon£ experience, isrrepar* •d to insert Artificial Teeth ou the'* Vulcanite Base,” and all other methods known to the profession. Portland. Jffar * WOOO AND COAL CHEAP FOR CASH ! SPRING MOUNTAIN, I.KHIGU. HKZILTOlf, SUGAR LOAK, OLD C >MPANV LK.UIOH. LO GUST -'•GUNTAIN JOHNS, DIAMOND, IVKBS TER and BLACK HEATH. Tbeee Coala are of the vory beet <100111)-, well acreeacd aud picked, and warranted to give talklacJica Aleo for aale beat of HARD AND SOFT WOOD, delivered to any part of the city. OvritaCoanaacUL St., head of Kranklin Whirl. »• BOtMln dk SON. febl-. dly WAUEIEV8 I.Qi’UHVEO i KIKE AND WATER-PROOF FELT COMPOSITION, G-ravol Roofing FOH FLAT HOOFS. fc*. HhKSEY, Ai;i*nt, Jtf No. IS Union Street. ALBERT WEBB * C©„ -DIALW n Corn, Flour and Grain, BEAD Or MERRILL'S WHARF, Ceaaaaerelal Street. - - Pertleed, Me. _ __ fetttr EDWARD H. BURGIN, WIOLUitl PBALCm in Corn, Meal anil Flour, A!so. Ground Book 8*lt Commission .Uercliant roa ruacuABE aid sal*or Barley, Rye and Oats. ST'Care loaded with Cornlnbalk free of charge. Wntekoone No. 130 Commercial St,eel. And City Mills, Deeriog Bridge. __ Juncteodfim JOHN F. ANDERSON, Surveyor and Civil Engineer, OFFICE, COOK AN BLOCK, uchlTdkwtr Taut-La bTaaar. Sootoh CauvnN, -BOM SA LI BY JAME8 T. PATTEN A CO.. Hath, Me. •>, \t k BOLlo ouncnor Bleached | 300 do All Lou* 9u "lior-1 _ enuneut contract," r AL*f *“£** 800 do Extra All Lob* flax I "Sreal*. 300do Navy Kina f Delivered In Portland or Boaton. Reth. Aort’tn iR£S entldtl fi hT ]vr o -v a l7 DR. IVEWTONf HAs removed hi? residence to Vo. 37 MUtdt, S/rerf. corner of Franklin street. Offi teas heretofore. .Vo. 11A Krcltaiun Stmt, in Noble'? Block. »p stairs. Office boor, from * to If AM. from 3 lo 3, and from S to 9 o'clock P. M. Dr. N. will ocaUnut, In connection with nenere Sractb-e. to rive tjieaial nttention toD/SBASKS Oi BMALB3. oclldtf WILLIAM A. PEARCE, PLUMBFsR! MAKER 09 Force Pumps and Water Closets, NO. 191 EXClItNUi: STlirCT, PORTLAND, ME. Wiuiii, Cold and Rhowrr Vlnths Wash Bowln, RraMd Silver Plated Cocks, F^VK.RY description of Water Fix*nr*§for Dwel J in# Vfonses. Hotels, Public RmjldiD#*, Shops, ko . arranged and tc\ up in the best manners and all order* in town or country faithfu'lv executed. All kind-* of lobbing attoudc d to. Constant'? on band LEAD PIPES. SHEET LF.ADand BKEB PI’M ”8 of all doNcription* apkdtf *J. T. Lewis & Co., Manufacture r* and Wholesale Desleit in READY-MADE CLOTHING, AND FCRtflSHIItG GOODS, Chamitrs • - • A*®#. 1 c*«i 2 /Yrr Street ft loci, (Over II. J. Libby k Co.,) j l U*D. PORTLAND. ME Jylldtf The i'hcnitetl Agency FIR collecting all classes of olaim* arising fron the war is that of the “MAINE WAR CLAIM ASSOCIATION/ in which the expenses are controlled by a disinter ested icxecutive Committee. Apply in person, or by letter, to lihUMih i. EMERY. oror the Portland i'oel Ddten, W atory. dawly HOT ELS. MOUNT ZIRCON fiuuS: AT TUB Gel-bra ted Mt Zircon Mineral Sp.-'ngr, AlUton Plantation, Mt., * 11 now opened to the public, aid no pain will ho - part* J tui* * a*un tu meet the want* «ud rtn lcr pieu.-aut and interesting tie ♦tay cf quests. And ai*o as UMiai. i *ilil j • »urd di aper than any other summer »** New KuKiiud. t'or case* ot bygpep-ia. Kidney Complaint, Grav el, £toue iu th- U under, and other*. inula-, 1 war rant a cure by the U4u of the water. op end d scen ery aud roe*. At the short distance of l« u. tui ee oau be «eeu liuniford Fai *. tie Ur seat in New kn» laud 11 or jo* aud CarmyM to Jet Good TriUt iUning in *tr> am- and pond*. A new road wae built tj the liou-e last Ji««, making the aceof M*i> er than to auy other Mountain House. I)*uy each from’* Pond fetation ot the Grand Hail wav to the House. Poet Oilico address. Mt Zircon. Me. D. i>. W. ABBOTT, Proprietor. Mt. Zircon, July 2V, WA. J 3mjtw JSea-Siido Uoume, HARPS WELL NECK. C A H C 0_ BAY. _ This* elegant and coir modlou* Ho »tel, fritnat -d ou the extremity of k ■ Marpswe.l Neck. hL< ut La ( a mi e ooov the wtfl-ki usu Maim on _House, ba* just oetu comple ed aft- r the uen.guaot Lr M. liAUPIXO, fc-« j . Architect and under hm superintend mce, and will be opeu tor company On and after the Fourth of Julf. The tiotuo U tin largest efl.ab.isnment, construct i*1*^*1 b>r the purp««e of a Ho lei, * t auy H at enn^ Place ou the toast of Maine. It i* situated m tn«centreo. aden*«gro«e r»l old tree*, with ave nues aud vi*ta* uMtia, to the vikri of th Bay. **ew yard* distant ou either Slue. . surrounded by ine sen. and abundantly th« House ha* a »i scion* and beau tK -° er Hii«e bundled and "JT/ *•** ou three *ki«* of the building, with wide VJ2'1 •t'**1 h*1" corridor! m the inferior. *u t nai visitor* can enjoy the most cum pie e protection from the anno r t,£. ^ ® The *t«aruboa’ whari at d boat iandngi are cn the west aide, but u tew a»ep». frem the House. Ample facilities are at hand for boating anu h-biug On the east aide i* a hue giavel bath. whe«e the luxury of sea-ba hiugcau bo enjoyed it a l* cl the tide. At a short distance ou the northeast, screes an arm of the see i* Otr'i Inland, ccisbisled by An Betcti er glows'* w L known novel. The h a Side Mouse is accce-ible by land from Brunswick, nfteeu mile* distant. t. one o the fl; est dtives in the State, and bv daily* steam b mt from Portland through the inside passagt* amoiz the island* of the Bay. Visitor* coming from the Kennebec and other part* of the intern r, eau leave the railroad at Bruns wick, and proceed by stage ;© Harp* well, or contin ue to Portland and take the steamer, which runs down and back twi.e a day. jjM JOHH T. SKITS, Proprietor. BRADLEY'S HOTEL, American and European Plans, Cor. of Commercial & India Su. I I TEi« n°«w l« il Bated directly* Jthe Grand Trunk Italiroa i Denut, uno bead of Bouton aud Par;laud Meamvrs' Wharl Con netted with this Douse is a first elase Oyster aud Dining Dali. IeS BRADLEV, Jr., A CO., Proprietor*. "»• “radley, Jr. f. u. Sr.diey. _ jnnelodSm Atlantic House, 8CARBORO’ BEAC1I. THT8 Hove haring been enlarged and Iredtted throughout will open tor the sea* ,*.>n on Monday, Jane 13, 1804, kud...., E ousMaow. ..S&rSgS:1* ea 0B ,hc s‘LL;;hnei? •“ Ocean House Re-Opened!” h The undereigned htslur !en-c.l ih- ti, SaiLcm.caaou this wet, eet.b j bed W atering place ! charmingly sduat- .1 u tl.e cuter verge oi t sp1 l..:/ile!lt. With unrit <l, ed laclli* J_lues for Battling, Bomiug, uud Fiahlog. after**** '** **t,, Permancat guests ouand Tuesday, the 7th day of June. , vE*'?r'^ desirable couve icuce us 111 fc, .upplled for com orI* ol 1U patrons sr.ta regatd to toe ie«;uirt‘in< ntp and character o’ a FIRST CLASS Ho rEls. we reel assured thst i ur easrt.ous, allied to IA. unusual at>raei>ont ol the boesa h,elf.. - , the at probation and ratreuago of the public’ V9^Potil<eely closed ,s the Sabbath. c.p« BAY VIEW HOUSE, CAMDEN. The Subscribers take pleasure ia an nouueing o ibeir Iricud-.iid al> lute esled tu fiodlug a hrst tin, tea side Uotsl scvorn , a oust tons,that their new and specious Ra» te, so, oe op nearly in June. It contains ail ;h- at. d eru unprovemeuts and erary convenience lor ill oomlort aud aocomuiodation ol the trareiiing i ub Uc. It « finelylocated. comm. dlaaAt, SS* J5!d rus* of the Psuubwmt Bay. ine advantage, oI iee batbmg and tne 1-cititK, tor tt-bing n* bonuST rrt,?T,?m**W „>or ,u b~»“«G wenery aunot tight! ul drives and walks. Cnaiueu w ahead, uvor jbi known a* out* oi the most t.i*ibl© »nd dtii.b • fnl wmttnag |il>ona in Ne w England. 1 onut’ci+d withi thu iivloi i* a flu* Liver; biiha -ad OArt itfes bavin* bteu *e ecteu with *rtat car*. Tbo onniAyiue are Iron* Use beet esuirt.tiimeni* in ue* oounti;. aud ou the mota approvod «t\ it» btearn* boat Ian, lags easy or aceeiT steamer; ton-inn* #^ *rJIiU*M v*a. telegraph couuuuu.eanon w lb all parts of the country. wishing o ae cure good room, wilt do wel. to apple soon as mane aruAiroauv ti. CWHINb ft JOlUfSTON. Proprietor*. C amden. Jane i. iM.—4ti Pleasant hubuibuu Heavrt. C AuPISICMEi O USE, WEST BROOK. > This elegant suburban Watering Place, y . r; l wlocaiefi upon u pleasant euiinsnce ueni Ca J 18 uuu. but uiiw* from Portland, hav tug been placed in the moat ample erusr by J-lihe eaotcr.ber, he most rb.pectmllv sehesis “'J''" “*d invites a can Irvin Lu old trituua. ‘t.e. •"'i*' pleavaat, retired aa qaiet The tarnftnre an i •ro&Ii new, and lhtrcomrf fiSi i ‘ ^ table* are uui plkti with all mo deiacacie* a- well aa the *ub*tanuai* oi the i«a> •on, and the aernee ol one oi «.* c* vm i>. >t ranks >. aeJ* *•' nav* beeu secured. hxter-iv* shed* an«i a due -table with roomr stalls are aia> og the couvea euce* ui Uw *i»t,..i»huient A nice Ba'hiug Uuii-e sulk >.ut tvr ttiv accommo datum ot<enTjl bathers ha* beeu ertwted with steps projecting ia:o ttu »e*t of water, *ud tho whole »«. ouriU n*oa» obscrvat ou by a dos. .ng screen Smoking Arbors grsee the banks ot ike fond and invite the indulgence oi iht lounger. Hoping for a sLare of the publio patronage the un dersigned prom a a to spate no tlfort tor the ea er V ” lork,1 ViVj 1?*1*'4. °KO‘ ^m'a^ildtf1 HALLOWELL HOUSE Reopenedi • ■EW IPBKITUBE & FIXTUBES! 8. G. DENNIS, Pfopiirtor. iy Tho public are specially Informed that the spacious. convenient and well known Hallo will llovna, in the outer of Uallowel), two u : «s fr<>m Augusta, am! tour ml'et from To *u* japnug, has been refurnished, and is op^n Ibr the rwctptioa of eompauy uud permanent board* rs. Kvery attention will be given to the oomfort of l>MU. »T A13X.INO, and all the conveniences ef a popular betel, are amply provided. Uall wiI ,Peb. 1 I96t. mchtteodtf THfc V*4feltil* l.\ HOt SE. Hanover Street .... Boeion, —-m ■» The Laryecl »nJ Heit Arruacd Hold IK SI#' ENGLAND. LEWIS RICeT Proprietor. Mi«ly &eorge W. Wanson, GOLD & SILVER PLATER, 74 Middle Street, roitiuid, Me. A share of patronage reepcffnlly solicited and w’HfacUon gi\ ru. Orders from the couutrv pronipflv attended to. Address t.eorg- VV Mnneos, 74 Middle street, Room Vo 10. up stairs, Portland, Me. Juu" II :: i _ A. & S. SHURTLFFF & CO., wos. vi * vc 7iinm,E street, PORTLAND. Uannr*ctar«n> Md P»»>r. I. Men'* Ecyi’ and Ynnth’e Thick. Kip ai.d Cnlf Boots, Women** Mla«*s and Chtldr** •* Ooet Kid and Cali B Urn rrts, Rubbers. Show Mock, Findings, &o. 117ITH our superior fhc’litie? for -‘amtf pfn-'ag, »V and a large exrerieace in the busier* \ w« we are able to*e!l as low as in Boston or v -ewhere. Bealors are respect fW’ly invite ! to eall and ex amine oar stock before par basing. Order* by mail promptly attended to. Portland, April 23,1*64. dttiu

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