Established June 23, 1862. Vol. 6. PORTLAND, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 1, 1867. Terms Eight Dollars per annum, in advance. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS ii published every day, (Sunday excepted.) ai No. 1 Printers’ Exchange. Commercial Street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, Proprietor. Terms : -Eight Dollar? a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE TRESS, is published at the aiuc place c very Thursday morning ai $2.00 a year, nvariably in advance. Laths of Advertising.—One inch of space, in enpthol column, consumes a “square.” *1.50 per square daily lirat wee* : 75 cent* per ireck alter; three insertions, or less, $1.00; continu um every other day after first week, 50 cents. Halt square, three Insertioni or less, 75 cents; one 1 week, $1.00;''50 cents per week alter. *TnUer head ot “ A M IT s £ ai E>Trs,” $2.00 per sqlmre °k; three insertioRR or less, $1.50, t Notictes,$1.21 per square lbrth#flrst ' 25 cents per square lor each subsequent VS Inserted in the “Maine State has a large circulation in every par M.OO per square tor first insertion* square tor each subsequent inter __L_ — INVSS CAKI>S. ill & PEARSON, Dealers in TCHES, ver and Plated Ware, tud Steel Spectacles, Tools, ft1' tics, Aii >■ 13 1KEJ3 STREET d"m . F. TODD, Dealer iu .-3, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, EYE GLASSES.' ic., ■N®. 45 Free Si., l*ortl<tu<i. gSr^Kepairing done anti warranted. n sep&iaj M. M .BIIE WE R , (Successors to J. Smith & Co.) OTanutai'turer of I.rather Belling. Also tor sale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, RIVETS nml BURS, sept3dtt u 311 Couiirru Hirer!. W. P. FREEMAN & CO., Upholsterers and Manufacturers ot H FURNITURE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Bpring-Beds, Mattropses, Pew Oust,ions, No. 1 Clapp’s Black- foot Ckesinu: Street, Portland. W. P. Freeman,. D W. Deane. C. L. Qtinby auglutt n A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers in Stoves, Ranyes & Furnaces, Can be lound in their SIW H17ILDVIVCI OJV LIME IT,, (Opposi te the M arket.) v Where they will be pleased to see all theh former customers and receive orders as usual. augl7dtf n H. P. DEANE, Counsellor and Attorney, No. 8. Clapp’* Block, Coagrc** Hi. 8y* Particular attention given to writing Wiils, Contracts, Deeds and Legal instruments. JuiyGl.ltUtf. dtf \V. H. CEIFEORD, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, —AND— SOLICITOR OF PATENTS, IVO. 8 CLAPP’S BLOCK, wagtailCongress Street. CHASE, CRAM k STURTEVAWT, GENERAL Commission Merchants, Wldgery’s Wharf, Portland, Me. ectlodfi MERRILL BROS. A CUSHING, Late Merrill & Small, Wholesale Dealers in FANCY GOODS, Hosiery, Gloves, Small Wares, Ac., No. IS Free Street, “Arcade.” aug21dtjanl HOWARD A CLEAVES, Attorneys k Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M NE. O/jice No. 1 i Free Street, Near Middle Street. ; Joseph Howard, jyfltt n Nathan Cleaves. M. PEARSON, GoitI and Silver JPlater -AND— Manufacturer ol Silver Ware. temple. Street, Jirst cloor from Congress Strut? PORTLAND. ME. May 19—dly n A. WILBUR <£• CO., 112 Tremont Street, Boston, Importers and Dealer, in WELCH nuu AlVEHICAN ROOFING SLATES, of all colors, ami slating nails. Caref ul attention paid to shipping.___n aug22-Cin t/^1 lil.Z C. D 1)0UMAX, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, iias saved his Library. Office at2 2 1-2 Free street tc the Griffith hloelt, third story. n jyW j' BRADBURY & SWEAT Counsellors at Law, !i49 ( OlMtniMS STREET, Chadwick Malison, opposite United Slates Hotel. Portia mi Maine. / _BionBradbury. nor On j... n. M. Nweat Deering. Milliken & Go., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, aug31-dti_ Portland, Maine. JOSEPH STORY Penaltyn Marble €o. j Mauulacturers and Dealers in Enameled Slaie Cuuiney Pieces, Bkacket^Tusb Slabs. Guaies v1 k ^niP*rter and dealer in Eng Ush Floor riles, German and French Flower Pots, Hanging \ uses. Parian. Bisque, and Bronze Statuette and Busts. Glas.- Shades ;uid NYalnut' Stands, Bohe luiau and La\a Vases and oilier wares. 112 TKEA&O.N PSTKEET Studio Building - Mg22—Cm n BOSTON, Mass SHJEPL,i:Y X STItOUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, O FFICE, l Post Office Building 2d story; Entrance on Ex change street. ■fit *■ bhepley. jyfttt a. a. srnoor. J. T. SMALL & CO.," Wholesale and Retail dealers iu Groceries and Provisions 1 Highest cash prices paid tor Country Produce. SafConsignmeuts receive prompt attention. declaim ^ NO 12 LIME STREET: PEBCIVAL BQNNEY, Counsellor mid A Homey nt Law, Morton Bloch, Congress Street, Two Door, above Preble Haase, PORTLAND, ME. -ta>1*_u_ DAVIS, MESERVE, HASKELL A 00„ Importers and Jobbers of Dry Goods and Woolens, Ana tic 18 Free Siren; f.DAVlM, ) C. n. MESERVE, | _.nmr ,,,n _ L. P. HASKELL, f PORTLAND, MBi E. CHAPMAN. j _ noVfl’nSdtl' o. Cl .HiUK a CO. ■“v can l»e found AT 29 MARKET SQUARE UNI>EB L.VXf.iSTEIt IIALL. * Boerfi* and Shoes for Sale Cheap. ~ a . k. chilli i s sttioT, Wholesale Drii^isu, No. 148 Fore Street. act ii-dn CHAS. J. SCHUMACHER, FftESCO PAINTER. •At present to be loumi at his residence 5244 CUMBERLAND, HEAD OF MECHANIC STREET. jySOtf _ I. F. FA nil IXO TOY, CLOTHING ASD Furnishing Goods / 2C» Market Square. Oct4—d3m n JOHN IF. BA A A, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St Dee ft-dM’ BIJ1SNE8S CAROS. W. w. THOMAS. Jr., Attorney and Counseller at Law, [Chadwick House,) 240 Congress Street. oetA-dty S. L. CAItLETON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 27 Market, Square. Sept 24-da n J. B. HUDSON, J1L, ARTIST, 27 Market Square, | *ng21d6ui_ PORTLAND, ME. WM. W. WHIPPLE, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE, PORTLAND, ME. au*2 t| n . U. WOOD A SON, BROKERS, No. 178-Fore Street. *y~> «__ McCOBB A- KINGSBURY. Counsellors sit Law« OFFICE OVER H. H. HAY’S i 1ydJunction of Ftoe Middlo Streets. ROSS & FEE IS 1’, PLASTERERS, PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL BTUOOO AND MAjBTIU WORKERS, Oak Street, between, Congress and Free Sts., PORTLAND, ME. Coloring, Whitening and White-Washing piompt y attended to. Orders h om out ol town solicited. May 22—dtl H. M. FAY SON, STOCK BROKER. No. SO Exchange Street, PORTLAND, ME. U021dtf HILLS, TURNER & HARMON, LT.por.ers of Window Glasss, Polished and Rough Flaie, Ac. No. 30 Elm St., decleodlm BOSTON. Kimball & Prince, ! Dentists. No, 11 Olapp’a Block, Congress Street, OppoHite Old City Hall, POBTLAND, MAINE. C, Kimball, D. D. S. oclOeodti Fred A. Prince. C. A. GAYLORD~ AO ENT KOK Lillie’. Patent Combined Wr.agbl and Chilled Iron SAFES, FACETS, COMBINATION LOCKS, j And Wrought Iron Fire-Proof Safes, NO. «i CONGRESS SQUARE, oe 13eod3m BOSTON. W1K. FESSElVlhEN, Attorney and Coun • sellnr, Deer mg Hall, opposite JPreble House j mill dtt COPA KTNERS1IIP. Copartnership Notice \ fFHE uudersigne 1 have formed a cop&ituership un- j A der the name of JOJVE8 Sl WILLEY, and will continue the BOOT AUD SHOE BUSINESS at the old stand of B. II. Jones, No. Ill Federal Street. B. H. JONES, Portland, Dec. 2G, I860 J. L. WILLEY. We shall continue the BOOT AND SHOE BUS1 NESS in ail iu branches, and hope by strict attention to business to merit and receive a liberal share oi tlie public patronage. Custom work tor both ladles and gentlemen made i to order from the best of material and by the best of i workmen, and warranted in every particular. Re i pairing neatly done at short notice.* JTONE* A WILLEY. Persons indebted to me are requested io make im ■ mediate payment, as, owing to tl* change in my busi ness, all my old accounts must be settled by the tirst i of January. B. H JONES. dec27 dtt I) issol utiou. j _ i (JUiE brm beretofure existing under the name ' STANWOOD A DODGE, Is this day dissolved by mutual consent FERDINAND DODGE, Continues the Produce and Fancy Grocery Business, At his NEW STAND, Afo« lO market Street. Accounts ol the late firm to be settled at No 10 Market street. delatin' Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have tins day formed a copart nership under the name ol C. F THRASHER & CO , and have taken the new store NO- 4 FREE STREET BLOCK, tor the purpose of carrying on the Dry Goods business. CHAS. F. THRASHER, FRANK BARTLETT. Portland, Dec. 1,1805. declld3w Dissolution of Copartnership rpHE copartnership heretofore existing under the X name of CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All persons hold ng bills against the firm, arc requested to present them tor payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at 337 Congress Street.' CALVIN EDWARDS WILLIAM G. TWOMBLV. The subscriber having obtained the nne store No. ! 1 337 Congress Street, will continue the business, and will keep constantly on hand FIANTO FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the ! Celebrated Steinway instrument, | which he can sell at the manufacturer s LOWEST PRICES. 1 Aiao, a good assortment of ORGANS and IvIELODE ONS. OLD PIANOS taken in exchange. C3P* Orders for tuning and impairing promptly at- j tended to. WM. G. TWOMBLV. November 26, 1866. dtf Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this day formed a co pnrtner&hp under the style and firm of Morgan, Dyer & Co., And have purchased ot Messrs. LORI) & CRAW FORD their Stock and lease of store No. 143 Commercial Street, For tLe purpose ot transacting a general wholesale business in IF. J. Goods, Groceries, Flour and Provisions, Sb^Cousignments ot Cooperage. Lumber, Country j Produce, A :., solicited, and shall receive personal and prompt attest ion. A. P. MORGAN. J. W. DYER, J. E. HANNAFORD. Po't and. Sept 10, 1806. sep26dti Copartnership Notice. ffTHE undersigned have this day formed a copait A unship in business under the name of l**IIAM 4k A DAMN, For the transaction ot a general Commission Busi ness, and have take the Store und Counting Rooms lately occupied by Messrs. K. r. DP HAM & SON, ■mail ot Richardson’s Whan. Liberal advances made, and con ignments solicited. ^tJi„ E. UPHAM,' _ uCt4Jif_CHAS. H, A1JAMS. THJ.5!,?S*s,w5,b® hive formed Tco pa» tuership tor the purpose of transacting a Cloi/ting and F'ttrnishing Goods business, under the firm of Robinson & knight, At «8S COIVCRESS STBi£EX' O’NEIL W. ROBINSON - STEPHEN D. KNIGHT* I jrortianu, Dec 8, i66C. dtt Copartnership Notice l ! THE undersigned liave formed a Co-pannership ■ under the name ot HUMPHREY & WOOD- 1 SIDE, for the transaction ot the Grocery and Pro vision Business, at No. W* Danforih Street, and so licit of their ii iends and the public a share of pat- I ronage N. L. HUMPHREY, JOHN H. WOODSIDE. j Portland; Dec. 19,1866. doc 20, t!2weod ! Go to Adams & Purinton’s FOK your House-furnishing Goods of all kinds; Carpetings, and all kinds of Crockery, Glass, Tin, Stone, Ear them and Wooden Ware, Taper Hang ings, window Shades, &c, <£c. no23d3m REMOVALS. It E MOV A L . EVANS & PUTNAM have removed to the Cor. of Federal and Exchange Sts., Over lioriug’s Apothecary Store. dec31 d2w REMOVED. STROUT & GAGE, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Oitice Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over Loriug’t Drag Store. 6 C. STEOUT. 11. W. OAOE. dec31_ d&wtf O IT OF THE FIRE! B. F. SMITH St SON'S New Photograph Rooms, —AT— NO. 16 MARKET SQUARE. augPJ_n da C. O. DOWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS BEHOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT August 30, I860 n dti REMOVAL,! THE Merchants National Bank Will remove on MONDAY, Nov. 12, to the OFFICE OF H. M. PAYSON, 38 Exehauge St. oulOdtl HOLDEN & PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 229 1-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House A. B. itOLDEN. sepotftl II. C. PEABODY. Harris & Waterhouse, JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps and Furs. Portland, Dec. 3d 1866. Harris «& Waterhouse, wholesale Dealers in Hats, Caps, and Furs, have removed to their New Store, -Vo. 12 Exchange Street, F. B. HARRIS. de4tf J. E. WATERHOUSE. R E IVT O V A L, ! HEALJO BROTHERS, HAVE removed irom their old stand, No 206 Fore sireet, to lSro. 1 Fraukliu fttreei, Between Fore and Commercial, next door to Rum ory and Burnham's Lucking House, where they will continue the BOTTLING BUSINESS in all its branches. Country orders promptly attended to. Dec 22— <12w AXUERSOX AM) CO. ’S HOOP SKIRT AND CORSET STORE, Is removed to 328 Congross St., opposite Mechanics’ Hall.uJylOdtt O. M. & D. W, NAHM have resumed business at the head of Long Wharf, under J. W. M unger’s Insurance Office, and will be pleased to see their former customers and receive their orders as usual. July 10, 1866. n tjtl DOW A LIBUtV. Idnuiouh Agenu, will be found at No 117 Coinmercial, comer ol Exchange St. Home Office of New York; National Office of Boston; Nanagansett Office oj Providence; Putnam Office of Hartford; Stai.dard Office of New York, and other reliable offices, are represented by tbis agency. John Dow. jy25dtl ^'W.Libbey. VKON, GREKNOlUU dTc'bT7~Fuis, Hats, Caps and Robes, 1G4 Middle St„ over T. Bailey if Co. jull7tl WOO Dili AN. TttlJIfi ftCO.. Wholesale Dry Goods, No. 4 Galt Block, Commercial St. Jul 17—dtt NTQUCE. H. J. LIBBY & CO., Manufacturers and Commission Merchants. Countin'* Room over First National Bank, No, 23 Free street, second story.___iyll tf JAIHBltOae rriKKUIljlA.' Dealer in • Watches, Jewelry, Masonic Regalia, and Mili tary Goods, No 13 Free street, Portland. Same store with Geyer and Catei. iyl2dtf Ii^AGLE MI LLS, although burned up. the Pro J prietns, Messrs. L. J. Hill & <\>., arc now pre pared to turulsti Cotl'ec3. Spices, Cream Tartar, &e, at tbeir new place of business, No. 100 Green St. An Order slate may bg iQunl at Messrs. Low, Plummer <£ Co’s, No 83 Commero 4I St, ami at Mr C. M. Rice’s Paper Warehouse, No. 185 Fore Street. All oruers , romptiy alien ed to. Goods at .lie low. st prices. jutlGtf H pack .4 RD, BookseU.-r and stationer, may be • found at No. 337 Congress SI., corner 01 Oak St. __ jullGti RS. VVEJiSTER CO., cau be tound at the store • of C iv. Babb. Clapp’s Block, No. 9, where we oiler a good assortment of Clothing and Furnishing Goods at tow pikes. jul 16 ClMlTH & REEd. Counsellors at Law, Morton 0 Block, Congress St. Same entrance as U. S. Ar my offices. iyl2dtf ALL READY to commence again. C. M. & B. T. PLUMMER White and Blacksmiths, having re built on the old site, No. 12 Union St, would he pleas ed to answer all orders tor Iron Railings, Doors, Wiudow .Shutters, Gratings, &o. Particular attention paid to Gas and Steam fitting. rrilllL EAMTKHN EX I'BEHN CJ07are u<^w A permanently located at No. 21 Free street, and prepared to do Express Business over ail the Kail road and Steamboat routes in the State, and West by P. S. Sc P.f Eastern and Boston Sc Maine Roads to Boston, connecting there with Expresses to all parts ot the country. For the convenience of our customers on Commer cial an 1 Fore Directs, an order book lor freight Calls will be kept at office of Canadian Express Co., No. — Foie su-eet. j. N. WINSLOW. jy24 tf J* K. M. UAiV D, Attorneys ana Counsellois, • No. 16 Free Street, near Middle. jul.3 j DYE liOt.TNK--d\'OTICE—Persons bar ng left orders at 101 Exchange street, can now” lind ! them at 324 Congress sireet, opposite Meehan es’ Hall, where we shall continue our business in all its 1 various branches ai.tf at lower rates. IS^Ladies’ Dresses eyed for $100. All other ar ticles dyed at equally low rates, jul 17biu H. BUKKE. SH. RICH & HOX, 138 Exchange street. • Collins and Caskets: also. Me talic Burial Caskets. jy26 A <r S. E. SPRING may be tound at the store ot Fletcher 4 Co., corner ot Union and Commer cial streets. iyU ti 'ATATHAN 60ULD, Merchant Tailor, has removed to No. 16 Market Square, over Swcetsir’s Apotlie cary store. • jylO—tl BOOTH, Nhom, Hat* and (^lotlainR. Benj. Fogg may be tound readv to wait on customers at No. 4 Moulton street, foot Exchange. 1ul20 C IGA 1C HI 200 M. imported and domestic Cigars lor sale by C. C- MITCHELL & SON, Jull3tf 17S Fore Street. WM. DYEK, can be round with a new stock • of Sewing Machines, ot various kinds; Sjlk Twist. Cotton—all kinds ami colors, Needles, Oil, <£c. 106 Middle street, up one flight stairs. jull7eod DEBliOlHi A UEBB, Attorney* and CouuMellor*, at the Boodv House, corner ot Congress and Chestnut streets. jy26 i BY RON D. VEKBILI, Counsellor at Law, I No. 19 Free Street. ju!14 LEWIS PIERCE, Attorney and CoUnseNo at Law, No. 8 Clapp’s Block. * ju!21 New Store, 349 Congress Street, (Up Stairs.) j H. W. S1MONTOJST& CO., HAVE Opened a Ladies’ Furnishing Store, con- 1 tabling a good assortment ot Hoop Skirts, Corsets, Cudrr Clolbiug, jlltriu, Verla, Collars, Cad's, Worsted and Fancy Coods. French Stamping Done to Order. 340 Congress Sireet, (Un Stairs.) oct24 dlf. To Contractors and Builders ! _ j SEALED Proposals will be received till TUES- ! DAY, January lotb, 1867, 10 o’clock A. AL, for building a Mcetiug-house for the First Parish in Yar mouth, Me. Plans, specifications, etc., may be examined by cal ling on Building Committee, at Yarmouth, during the first two weeks from date herein; after which time, until the opening ot said bids, the plans mav be see* at the office of the Architect, Geo. M. Harding, 211 Free street, Portland. The proposals may be loft w ith the Committee or Architect. The right to reject any or all “bids” not ueemed satisfactory is hereby reserved. G1LE& LOR1NU, A. L. LOltING, Building REUBEN PRINCE. REUBEN AIERR1LL, Committee. CHARLES HUMPHREY, Yarmouth, Dec. 24, 1866. d2w $ioo. $ioo WA ft CLAIM OFFICE. Patterson & Chadbonrue, morion Block, 2 doors above Preble House. THE new Bounties,, under the law approved JLplj 28th, 1866, Increase of Pensions, Arrears of Pay i Prize Money, and all other claims against the Gov* ernment, collected at 3liort notice. The necessary blanks have been received. and claim ants should iile their claims promptly. Frank G. Patterson, late Liout. 5th. Me. Vote, Paul CiiADtocitNE, late Maj. Ist-Me. Cav. Oct 10-dtf_ n Portable Steam Engines, COMBINING the Maximum of cfflcicnoy. dnra j bility and economy with the minimum oi weight ! ana puce. They are widely and lavorably known, more than liOO being in use. Ail warranted satis factory, or no sale. Descriptive circulars sent on application. Address j J. C. IIO\l>I.EY & CO. .. „ I/AWiiExcE, Mass. ^ot. 6. 1S0C 3r.nl. For Sale. THE brig ELMIRA, 174 tons old measurement, well calculated tar tbe Coasting trade. Apply to YEATON & lUT.1t dsc24d*w3w INSURANCE Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ttETUBN of the Manufacturers’ Kuiur once Company of Huston, on the First dny of November, 1NU0. State i he name of the Com pany? Manulacturers’ In surance Co.. Where located? Boston, When incorporated? Feb. 23, 1822, Amount of capital? $400,090 00 Amount of capital actually paid in? 400,000 00 Number of shares, and par valuo of each? 4000 100 Amount of lire risks out standing? 10,243,829 00 Amount of marine risks outstanding? 11,200,712 00 Total amount of outstand ing risks? 21.444,641 00 Amount of United States stock or treasury notes owned by the Company? State amount of each kind and par value and market Par Iviar’t value of each. Value, Value, Bonds 01 1881, 100,000 110,000 “ “ 1684, 5-20s, 53,000 58,000 “ “ 7 3-108, 25,000 25,000 -- 193,000 00 Amount ot bank stocks? State amuuntof each kind and par value and market value of each. 50 shares Third National Bank, Spriugiield, Mass.. 100 100 5,000 00 00 shares N. Eng. National Bauk, Boston, 100 115 5,962 75 1000 shares National City Bank, Boston, 100 107 84.495 37 550 h!iares Shoe & Leather National Bank, Boston. luo 130 54,005 32 500 shares Shaw mu t Na tional Bank, Boston, 100 110 44,108 00 20 shares Market Nation al Bank, Boston, 100 105 132 87 167 shares State National Bank, Boston 100 107 14,668 37 lb8 snares Eagle National Bank, Boston, 100 115 16.432 22 100 shares Bay State Na tional Bank, Lawrence, 75 75 7.500 00 160 shares ftailroad lia- ’ Uonal Bank, Lowell, 100 103 13,002 00 300 shares Second Nation al Bank, Boston, 100 140 28,137 50 ! Amount of railroad bonds? State amount of each kind and par value and market value of each. 102.000 Cheshire railroad bonds, 100 90 87,783 67 ! 50.000 National and Dock \N archouse Co., 1000 1000 50,000 00 Cash value of real estate owned by the Company? 29,906 47 Amount of cash on hand? inclu’g loans and advances on losses not adjusted, 68,723 00 Amount loaned on mortgage of real estate? 41 599 qq j Amount loanod on collateral? Sl’soo 00 I Amount loaned without col lateral? endorsed notes, 24,35? 00 t Amount of all other invest rnents? 13,000 00 j Amount oi premium notes on risks terminated? g 697 50 I Amount of losses due aud AnuS’l, hisses claimed ana unpaid? Amount of losses reported upon which the liability of the ompany is not de term ined? Amount of cash received for premiums on fire risks? Amount of cash received for premiums on inameissks? Amount of notes recerived tor preiniuums on maiiue risks? Amount of oash received for interest? Amount of income received from all other sources? re,lt» 6,369 G7 Amount of fire losses paid last year? 336.960 22 Amount of marine losses paid last year? 392,051 30 1 Amount ol dividends paid tlie last year? 90,000 00 Amount paid lor expenses of office? 26,692 12 I Amount of other expendi tures? State and U. States , Taxes, 39.375 31 Amount received in cash lor lire risks not terminated? 112,626 10 Amount required to le-m sure all outstanding risks?' from 75 to 90 per cent ol' premium, Amount ol premium notes on risks not terminated? 129,401 77 ' Amount of delinquent notes not charged to profit and loss'? 251 00 Highfst rate ot interest re ceived ? ; $.10t How many shares ot capital stock are pledged to the Company? coat Balance to credit of profit and loss account? 173 152 53 ! How many shares of the capital stock are owned by Company, or not sub scribed 1O1? „one What amount of the capital consists of the stockhold ers’ notes? nothing. t.c -r GOUXJJ, Presidant. JAS. J. GOODRICH, Secretary. COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. Suffolk, ss. Personally appeared Samuet Goold, President, amt Jas. J. Goodrich, Secretary of the above Company, I and severally made oath that the above statement, bv uiuiu subscribed, is, in their belief, true ifcibrp nip, EDWARD STEARNS, Justice ot the Peace. The above statement of the Manufacturers’ In surance Company exhibits its condition after pay ing a larger amount of losses by the late tire than those of any other Company. These losses were all paid immediately and without giving the insured any trouble in the matter of proof or otherwise. This Company so well known for ip* ability and promptitude is now prepared to take risks against Tire on all insurable property at Ihir rates of pre mium. Apply to NATH’L F. DEERING. Agent, No. 19 Free Street, Portland. ucci2eoo£w N O W IB THE TIME TO INSURES WITH THE GREAT Mutual Life Ins. Co., Oi New York. Cash Assets, $18,000,000. Increasing at the rate of 9300,000 per month. Another Grand Dividend! be Hiadc on the first ol February next. ▼ ▼ Those who insure at this time will derive the benelit of that dividend, which will add largely to the 3um in.-uicd. or may be used in payment of fu ture premiums. It is the best New Year’s Gift I It man can bestow on his family, In view of the un certainty of life. Many Policies now subsisting witli this Great Company are yielding a Larue increase, as the following cases will show: No of Am’t Am’i of Dividend Policy. Insured Prern. Pu. Ad.lidonal 618 *3500 2262,26 *2710,22 650 500 201,23 375,02 7707 SOW 3000,20 .4836,87 7802 5000 2008,00 3217,84 10325 1000 358,80 514.52 10783 mo 1000,20 1579,58 ! 4146 1000 533,80 085,93 12410 1500 410,83 023,24 UST Many more cases with similar results and i names can be furnished to those who will favor us with a call at our office. ear" Do not tail to examine into the advantages j this Grcni Company presents before Insuring else where, by applying at the Agency of »V. D. LITTLE &- CO., Office 79 Commercial St., Up Stairs. E^*Noii-Foi foiling, Endowment, Ten Year, and all other form of Policies are issued by this Company on more favorable advantage than by any ot'a^rOom- i pony- _ dec27dtf | Reliable Insurance !; W. D. LITTLE & Co, ’ j General Insurance Agents, Offices (for the present) at No 79 Commercial St, & 30 Market Square, (Lancaster Ball Building,) Merchants’, Of Hanford, ft, ! Citjr Eire, Of Hartford, Ct. i Worth American, Of Hartford, Ct. We* England, Of Hartford, Ct. Atlantic, Of Providence, H. I. Atlantic Mutual, Of Exeter, W. H. REMOVAL. Sparrow’s Insurance Office is this day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street. I to the new and commodious rooms NO. GO EXCHANGE STREET, IN THE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where he is now prepared to place insurance, in ah its ; forms, and for any amount, in companies second to no others on the globe, and on the most favorable J terms. Ur* Parties preferring first class insurance, are res- ' pectfolly invited to call. November 5,18GG. dtf Portland M, Fire Insurance Co* A further Dividend ol o per cent., has been de clared, payable cn the first day of January next, at Office. ^embers who have not paid their Premium Notes INSURANCE. SECURITY. ~ / CONDENSED STATEMENT of the Con <<Ihe SKILBITV INSURANCE LOME AN V or New Yoke, ou the first (lav of November, i860, made to the State or Maine pursuant to the Statute of that State. NAME AND LOCATION. The name of this Company is the SEcotUTr 1,\ si kam!e Com can v Incorporated in 1850, and. lo cated in the city of New York. CAPITAL. The capital of said Company actually paid up in cash la - - - . $1,000,000 00 riie surplus on the tiret day ol November, l8li6>.*451,384 66 Total amount of capital and surplus, $1,461,381 58 ASSETS.
'«». t - - - *315,308 42 United states Bonds, - ys5 707 50 State, County and City Bonds. - lol.’ono 00 Bonds and Mortgages, .... 498,184 00 Inter, st accrued, but not due, - - 18,254 70 Unpaid Premiums, - Gl.047 78 i Special Loans, and ail other Property, - 146,872 93 , *1,430,036 33 i LIABILITIES. | ApTt of Losses adjusted, and due and unpaid, none. “ “ Incurred, and in process Of adjustment, - *106,831 43 I AS other existing claims against the Com sany..30,729 M | Total Amount of Losses, Claims and Liabil .*g(tt,580 17 ' s or New Yoke, I „, City and County ol New York,) 88' A. F. Hastings, President, and Frank W. Ballard Secretary, of the Security Insurance Company, ! being severally and duly sworn, depose and say, ana | each for himself, that tie foregoing is a true, lull ■ aad co. rect statement ol the affuua of the said Cor- | (Oration, and that they are the above described of- ! fleers thereof. Sworn to before me, Nov IS, im. THOS.L. THORN ELL, Notary Public. FRANK W. RAlliasgg* luring, Stackpole & Co, Agts, j Office No. 117 Commercial St., dp20-eodSw_PUBTI.AFB. fabsiebs OWNERS OFJJVE STOCK. The Hartford Live Stock Ids. Co., Cash Assets, - - - $170,000 ! * Ail Paid In ana Securely Invested, „ f* j?'* prepared to issue Polices ou HORSES. *Sr^LSTOCK of all kinds, against DEATH 01 J HEFT at moderate rates ol Premium. Fanners and Owners of Valuable ; Harm, gtaUedutperi sad etken, Now have an opportunity to in ure with a sound and 1 reiialde company, agaiust loss by FIRE, DISEASE, or ACCIDENTAL CAUSES, and iroin THIEVES. POLICIES ISSUED BY W‘ XL LITTLE & CO., General Agents, At CyBees No. 70 Commercial Stmt, Anirtn Lancaster Hall Building, Market Square, PORTLAND. SS?*' ani assers and Sub-Agents Wanted. Dec At—d&w6w SPECIAL NOTICE —OF— Life Insurauee! HAVING been appointed General Agents for Matoe of the old New England Mutual Life Ins. Co., t 9 Of Bos tun, Mass., being the oldest purely Mutual Life Ins. Co. In America, we w ish titty good, active agents ta work the different cities and villages throughout the State. None need apply unless good reference can be give. The Co. i9 2i years old and has paid in Dividends $1,217,000 00 and over $2,000,000 00 in loss es by death. It has now a well-invested accumulated Oanftal ol over $4,000,000 u0, The Co. formerly made md paid its dividends once in five years. A Divi lend will i>e made up In Nov. 1666, and annually thereafter and available one year from date of Poli cy . Apparitions fcr local Agencies will be made to Kl/PUS SMALL <Sr SON, Gcu’l Agents, no2id3n. ___ Biddeford, Me. Ocean Insurance Company. • Annual Meeting. rpHL suldioMOfs of the Ocean Inniiranctf A C'4*ui|«auy, aie hereby notified to ii.eet at the t Office OLgfti-r&papany. on Monday the ith day of January? A. D#l*«7, at 3 «?<&** P M.. pose of choosing Seven Directors for the ensuing | > ear and for the transaction of any other business 1 which may then be legally acted upon. Ohio. A. WRIGHT, Sec*y. Portland, Dec. 11,1866, dec 12 dtd W ■- ILWWUW ■■■ ■■ ■■ ! A GREAT RUSH -AT F M. FBOSTsS, -FOE BARGAINS! A O BIG PROFITS, SO DULL TRADE But Crowds or Customer Who arc receiving Blessings by buying Goods Cheap Blankets at Old Prices! Only *4,76 per pair. Fancy Shirting Flannels! OStV Me PER YARD. Good American Prints- 1 Shilling pr. yd. Bleached and Brown Cottons, AT LOW PRICES! Thibets, Shawls, Cloakings, Beav ers, Poplins. Dress Goods of all Descriptions. WOOLEN GOODS FOR MEN & BOY'S WEAR! S3?” AU of the above Goods will he offered at a GREAT REDUCTION trom regular rates. Remember! No. -4 Bee ring- Block. Dec 8—d&wtt . | SHORT & LORING, Booksellers & Stationers,! 31 Free, Corner Center Streets* Have on hand a full supply ot Law, School, Miscellaneous and 1 Blank Books. STATIONERY OF ALL KINDS. Cash, Post Office and Envelope Oases, Let* ter Presses, Pen Backs, &c, We have just rccieved from New York a full supply ol i FAIRER HANGINGS, I New patterns and Choice Styles. DRAWING PAPER OF ALL SIZES. Give us a call. Short & toriag, , „„ SI Free, Corner Center St lee .fySOti CHRISTMAS -AND HEW WEAK’S. AS THE HOLIDAYS ARE APPROACHING I*. M. FROST Has a fresh Stock oi Kid Grloves To Offer at Low Prices l j 500 Prs, of World-renowned Trcfonsie, at only 01,50 I 500 Pri. of C'lothilde, at only 1.00 ' No. 4 Deeriug Block, (OKOBE8S STREET. Dec 'll—d&wtt A. COBB & CO~ Successors to F. P. and Af. T. Be (ford, at Mrs. M. ./. Nichols, U. S. Hotel HAVE ruceived a lot of Tretousse, best quality, Kid Gloves. Also Zephyr Worsteds, Slippers, ! Hoods, Hosiery, Ladies’ Under Vests, Cowets, Lin- ! en Setts, plain and cub. Hdkts., Muslin and Cam. Edgings, Dress Buttons, together with all articles usually found in a tirst class Fancy Goods Store. Their triends and the public are'invited to call and examine them. nov 7 till Jan. 1, 1867. L 6 WELL A SENTE It, WTLL occupy the new Store RT«. 301 Can- ! greM Ntreet, corner of Brown Street, about I Dec, loth, with a new stock of lVatchei, Jewel ry, Silver aud Plated Ware, and Fancy Goods tor the holidays. They have rcoccupicd their old stand Rio. 64 Ex- | change street, with a complete stock of Nautical and Optical Goods, Chronometers. Watches, Clocks, Fine Tools for Machinists and Engineers, &c\ i tJr’r'riends and customers invited to old head quarters. Doc 1,18C6.—(13m_ Portland, Laundry. Orders received at the Olllce of the Forest City Dve House, No. 315 Congress Street. Notice is hereby given that, tho Portland Laundry has beeu reopened by the subscriber, who has been many years connected with the well known Chelsea Dye House ami Laundry, and with the experience thus acquired he is now prepared to do all descrip tions oi Laundr y work in a satisfactory manner. JySdfim_A. T. CKAWLEY. Agent For Sale, A SUPERIOR lot of DRIED PEACHES ill Bar rels, Bags and tierc. a. by C. B. ROGERS, No 133 Market St. DeclSufiw Philadelphia. t..^~Kvery etyle of Job work neatly rMcnted at DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. Tuesday Morning, January 1, 1867, 23f“Eight months ago we began the expeir ment of printing the news on the first page, editorial comments and communications on the second, selections on the third, and ma rine news and market reports on the fourth. At that time we said, “if further modifications, or even a return to the former arrangement, should on trial prove to be more pleating to our readers, the present system will be given up without hesitation.’’ Altera fair trial we believe the verdict of the public is in favor of the old arrangement and accordingly return this morning thereto. Editorials and com* munications will hereafter be found on the first page, city and State news on the second, telegraphic, marine and commercial news on the third, and miscellany on the fourth The Press for 1807. With the opening of the new year we pre sent to the readers of the Daily Press, a pa per enlarged to the full size of the largest New England dailies. The pressure of an unprecedented advertising patronage has for months encroached upon our news columns. At a time when the business of the city was thrown into confusion and In some depart ments seriously imperilled by the fire which last July destroyed many of our principal stores and warehouses, we did not feel at lib erty to refuse the use of our columns to the many interests which were struggling to maintain or to recover their former footing. Those of our readers, who like ourselves, have suffered by the lire, have been the first to recognize the necessity which was laid up on us, in this respect. The rebuilding of the city has been with every good citizen a prima ry object since the disaster, and to that end we have contributed according to our best judgment and ability. The Press alone ap peared at its regular date after the fire. We have uot omitted a single number, though the disadvantages under which we have all along labored (some of them still continuing) have been serious. For some weeks, our columns, furnishing only the barest summary of public events, and excluding political discussion al together, were devoted wholly to the pressing needs, charitable and other, of the city. When the political canvass in this State demanded ftiller treatment than we could otherwise iur nish, we met the exigencies of the ease by is suing supplements. A steady and slightly increasing subscription list has shown us that we judged rightly-Jwhat the public would ex pect of us under the circumstances. It is now time to provide more Itberally for our readers. The enlargement of our daily edition is equivalent to the addition of between three and four columns to its size. This additional space will be devoted to de tails ol important events, which we have heretofore been obliged to give in brief, and to selections from current literature, grave or gay, such as wo have lately been obliged to omit altogether. What the character of the paper thus enlarged will be, its past history will show. The Press was established prima rily to represent the Republican party ol Maine. It was impossible tor the controlling party ol the State to remain voiceless in this city. The Press will continue to defend the principles of the Liberal party of Ameri iea. The war has closed one great cycle in out national history—the cycle dur ing which aristocracy at the South and de mocracy at the North grew up side by side, a period of jealousy and conll'ct,. resulting in an appeal to arms and the victorious suprem acy of the democratic principle. We have eutered on a period of tiausitipn, which seems likely to prove longer than most of us anticipated. The Press will insist upon a settlement which will secure the fruits of our victory. Nothing is settled till it is settled right. We must have democracy at the South as well as the North-equal rights for ail secured by equal laws, freedom of speech freedom of tue press, impartial suffrage, Ot the profound conviction? oi the Republican party of Maine, the Press will "emain a lai‘h ful exponent. The coming year will probably witness the extension cf the telegraph around the world. The completion of that great enterprise will compel a change, which has already begun, in the management of newspapers. The lead ing features of the world’s history will be reg istered from day to day by the telegraph. The expense of special dispatches fr om all par ts of the world will prove t .ogreat lor single news papers and correspondence will regaiu some thing of its old importance. Newspaper as sociations or news agents will assume the task of rurnisbiug the daily dispatches, while cor respondents will furnish details, explanations and illustrations, by mail. The Atlantic tel egraph has already destroyed the system by which our foreign news has for years been furnished by steamer, and already the Trib une has its special correspondents established in almost every capital iig Europe. We cannot rival the feats of New York journalism but we must be governed by the same considerations. In view of the intimate relations existing be tween Maine and the British Provinces by whict she is environed, we are happy to an nounce that “Spubwink’s” Canadian letters will be continued dui ing the coming year._ We have regular correspondents also engaged in Washington, New York, Boston and Au gusta, and occasional correspondents at vari ous points throughout the State. During the session of the Legislature, we shall pubbsh special dispatches from Augusta every morn ing, furnishing a synopsis of the previous day’s proceedings. To the people of Maine, and especially to people who have business relations with Port land, we hope to make the Press more valua ble than any paper published outside of the State can possibly be. We shall publish the same telegraphic summary as other New Eng land newspapers. We shall not publish spec ial dispatches from Washington, but we shall have regular correspondence from that point, and a daily summary of Maine news which readers here would be sorry to miss. We shall have full and accurate market reports, forwarded by telegraph from all parts of the United States, Irom Canada, and fr om Eng land. A weekly review of the Portland mar kets and an accurate report of Maine ship ping, in foreign and domes;ic ports, will be published as heretofore. There will be no increase in the price ot the Daily Press, For eight dollars a year we ex pect to lurnish a paper, the largest In the State and as large as in other States is offered for ten or twelve dollars a year. The Maine State Press is not like many weeklies, a mere waste basket, for the leavings of the daily edition. It is designed to be as carefully made up as if it were a perfectly in dependent publication. It contaiue from week to week, the most important articles which appear in the daily, together with a consider able amount of matter expressly prepared for its columns. We shall add to Its attractions during the eorning year, an agricultural depart ment, to be conducted by the Rev. W'ii.li am A. Dbew, ot Augusta, a’veteran journalist, widely and favorably known in Maine, and a’ contributor for some time past to the Press over the signature of “Trash” Mr. Drew’s special qualifications tor this work need no heralding. The shipping news of the week will be published without abridgment in the State Press, as will also the review of the Portland markets and the Biighton market reports- To country traders the weekly re port of Portland prices current alone will be well worth the subscriptiou|price. In addi ticn to a careful digest of general and State news, we shall also lUrnish weekly a page of miscellaneous reading for the family. The weekly edition is made up in eight large pages, ol six columns each,and is the larg est weekly paper in New England. It is offered to the public at the low price of two dollars a year, invariably in advance. To a club of new subscribers, eleven copies will be sent for twenty dollars, and the same discount is offer ed to larger elubs. j The Cretan Revolution. France aud Turkey are equally interested in keeping the Cretan Revolution and the East ern Question which looms behind it out of sight. The dispatches which have from time to time assured us that the rebellion had been put ilowu are believed to have been inspired by these two governments. At any rah- the revolution is still in progress. The Greek island of S.vra is only a lew hours by steam from the Cretan coast, and is doing for Crete what Nassau (lid for the Conte leracy. The steamer i’anhelleniou has mado some twenty trips to Crete with ammunition and recruits and the war unquestionably continues. Here is what the Now York Tribune’s correspond . eut writes from Syra, under date of Nov. 27: ; The little island whose snow-clad summit we can see from here across the ‘‘blue AEgeau,” has been from time immemorial the held of tyranny and brutal conquest and is now the victim of diplomacy which rescued them — Thirty-six years ago Crete freed herself from the most fanatical, brutal and cowardly of all oppressions and was by diplomacy tied hand aud loot and handed buck to her oppressor. It seems incredible that so infamous a crime could have been perpetrated in the life time ot men now living; that in this epoch the rulers of great nations have so violated the spirit of jus tice and liberty as to enslave a whole popula tion, who for nine years had battlqd and suffer ed for freedom and won it with the expendi ture of half its number, and miseries and mar tyrdoms icuoueeivable to us. Aud such slav ery as it was handed hack to!—that of South CaroUna was better. The life, the honor, the property, everything that was, was the Mus sulman's—‘‘his wife, his man-servant, his maid servant, his ox, his ass, and everything that was his.” Well, the crime is working its punishment unrepented and unatoned tor, aud a tire is kindling in Crete which may make summer hay of tue fine plans aud castles in air of the rulers of the world. Austria, who was the most earnest instigator of the dismemberment ' of liberal Greece in 1830, has paid her penalty or at least a first installment ol it; England ' and France who now maintain the injustice 1 then committed, are coming to the judgment seat faster than they dream. Russia alone of i all those who sinned is repentant aud may be saved. 1 am fio prophet nor even a prophet s son. but I am deceivea ifthe Cretan insune tion is not the kindling ot aflame which shall consume emperors and wipe out dynasties, and that last and basest ol Emperors building his Bummer palace ot 1867 and bidding the world bo at 1 peace till it is opened, throwing ashes the while on the hie may tind that it is burning under him. God grant it. 6 I The conduct of the French and English Cousuls in Crete has been worthy the antece dents ot 1830. The former, more Turk than Islam was, has not hesitated not only to indorse all the falsehoods of the press of Con stantinople and the official reports ol the local government, but has exhausted invention in I framing glanders of all kinds against the Cretans, has spent his time in proselyting and his official influence in intriguin'' fur the Turkish government. The policy of "the lat ler has been diabolical from the outset It threw into the island 40,000 of its most lanat ioal soldiery, and making no concessions or efforts to conciliate the people, rushed with tell brutal lury against the island. Villages were destroyed, women and children massa cred in cold blood, everything devastated to a degree almost inconceivable. The bistory of the war so tiir is a record of enduring heroism, patient suffering of women and children, maternal sacrifices and resolu tion under trial ou one side, and unniitigable brutality and barbarism on the other, such as in our country cannot be comprehended. The policy of crushing out went ou the supposi tion that the Cretans could lie frightened or tortured iuto submission before the world had time to see what was geing on. Twenty days were supposed to suffice lor this, but the calcu lation tailed. Then the cunning of the devil came in to help out. They pretended that the Cretans had surrendered, and that all was fin ished. Already Europe had begun to move lor the heroic islanders when this news fell like a pall on all tlieir friends. Volunteers turned their faces away and contributions were stop ped. Garibaldi was about throwing his sword in, when the news cuine that it was too late.— So much time gained; ten new days added to their twenty. 11m in those ten days nothing was gained, and the old latseliood must go out on service again; and lest it come back pro tested, they must have indorsements; and be hold ! all ready to lend their names and those of their Governments are the Cousuls of Eng land and France, Hut this week, the last in November (N. S.), wc know that not only the Government has not succeeded in breaking the spirit of a single district of Crete, but that the insurgents have just inflicted, at Arkadi one of the most damaging blows on the invad ing army that the history of these struggles can shew. Every day volunteers are lauding and the Cretans getting better arms; and though their wives and children are perishing > uarter-41.c kntftr ami n.c ^TVOW, they ure In" ther fruiii submitting than ever. The following letter from the Central Cret an Committee at Athens has been received bv Ur. Howe of Boston: Sik: Greece entertains ineffaceable t,-clings ot gratitude tjtlie immune ami generous peo ple of America for the symuuthy they evinced dun.ifi the Greek struggle ter iudciaindenee.— Hie Americanpeople, uuh the cordial concur rence ot the American Government by the food aud clothing they sent to Greece sav, ti thousands of Greek families from starvation and prevented the dUpt r>iou of Greek armies still making head ag.uust Turkish oppression and barbarism. The noble frigate Hellas would never have reached her destination amt taken part in the w ar of independence, had it not been tea the kind interference ami assistance of the Ameri can Government towards Completing her equipment aud dispatching her to Greece. The Cretans in their previous struggle for iudepeud ■ ence were partakers of the American acts of beneficence, which wc now gratefully com memorate. The. Cretans unable ro endure any longer the violation of the slender privileges and liberties which the Turkish Government had solemnly I accorded them, aud driven to desperation by I ‘“® heavy and constantly increasing burdens ‘ imposed on them, at length took up arms, with j determination of achieving their independ ence or of perishing, victims of liberty, in the attempt. In commencing the arduous contest, the , Cretan insurgents especially turned their eyes l *u ‘he people and Government of the United States of America, convinced that American sympathies would, as formerly, bo extended to the struggle ot the Cretaus, who have ventur ; ed to bid defiance to the whole Turkish Eiu : pire, aud in addition to it, to the whole power ot Egypt. Accordingly, one of the first steps adopted by the Cretan insurgents was to trans appeal to the President of the United States and to employ certain other measures, the result of which they are eagerly waiting to ascertain. Requiring in America a faithful interpreter ol tlieir feelings and exigencies they have nat urally thought of their former benefactor Dr. Howe, who, by his long residence in Greece during the former war of independence, and by Ins geuerous and effective services during that period, as well ashy his efforts to advocate the Greek cause as a historian ot the Greek struggle, secured to himself the veneration and aneciion of the Hellenic people. “The Cretan Central Committee in Athens ’’ acting in accordance with the sentiments of the Greeks m general, and the Cretans in particu lar .hereby appeal to your well-known pbillielle nism and entreat you to step forth again as a champion of that country which was of old the seat and source of liberty and civilization. This you can effectively accomplish by exuitim yourself in establishing in as many parts of America as possible Greek Committees for raising and dispatching contributions to Cretan insurgents. The Cretans, on the achievement of their in dependence, will evince undying gratitude to tbeir American benefactors. Crete, at the present moment, is in the utmost want of arms ammunitions, provisions, as well as ol a naval force to frustrate the existing Turkish blockade of her shores. In stating to you our wants, we leave it to the generosity and discretion of yourself and friends to do whatever you may find right and possible in our behalf at this momentous crisis c f our country’s history. In conclusion, we beg to express our com plete confidence in your philhellenism vour judgment, and experience; and hoping to be honored with a speedy reply, We remain, 8ir, Vaur sincere and grateful friends, SI. Benieks, Jean Sbabka.^i, . . _, „ A. F. Papodaxis Athens, Rov. 29, ltKitl. Ch. Chbistogbout Samuel G. Howe, Esq., hi. D., Boston, U. S. The President Wedded to his “ Pou cv. The Washington Union, Tom Florence’s paper, in' its issue of Friday says: “The President stands inexorably tirm in the maintenance of his policy and plan of secur ing the restoration of the Union and in his de termined convictions of official duty imposed upon him by the Constitution. He 'is cheerful aud hopefiil to the end, of a final and favorable result. The popular voice, be feels convinced, is right wheu it can have unrestricted and un embarrassed expression, without ‘entangling alliances.’ This will, no doubt, be unmistaka bly showu. He waits patiently for tliat au spicious moment—sure to be reached." Florence had an interview with Mr. John son on the same day that this article appeared; it is therefore supposed that he speaks by the card. In addition to these oracular assertions that Mr. Johnson adheres to his policy, there are rumors that he intends to issue his much talked of amnesty proclamation on New Year's Day, but they are not credited. Prosecution Extraordinary. In the Boston Municipal Court, on Friday. Harvey D Parker, William Bingham and George Young, the popular managers of tbe Parker, Tremont and Revere Houses, aud Young’s Hotel, appeared, with their counsel, to answer to complaints made against them under the nuisance act. The reading of the complaints was waived, and pro fornia judgments of guilty taken, when they were severally sentenced to pay a fine of fifty dollars and costs, and im prisonment in the House of Correction for the term of three mouths. They appealed, and gavo bonds in SoOO each to prosecute the samo at tho January term of the Superior Court, Messrs. Bingham and Young being sureties for Mr. Parker, Messrs. Parker aud Bingham for Mr. Young, and Messrs. Young and Parker for Mr. Bingham. I.eiler from Ko.ion. To ran Editor of the Thkhs. A more beautiful and auspicious day could not have dawned, thau that which ushered in Hie great festival of Christinas; mild and sunoy, the most confirmed dyspeptic could ! not dream of being blue. You can imagine how many hundreds of impatient and delighted young folks, in dcmi toile at tlie first peep o’ day, were peeping in to the well-filled hose, where Santa Claus had bestowed his iribute of remembrance. < hristmos trees hung heavy with their rare fruits, and many of the Sunday schools had festivals and trees. Many iriendly gatherings of churches and societies resulted in the pleasant surprise to pastors and others of mu nificent gifts, and the little boys and girls of the Children's Aid Society had a festival, where gifts were ii-eely distributed, and more than two hundred poor children of the North Street Union Mission received a good dinner and appropriate presents, besides food to car ry to their homes. This mission comprises a day and Sunday school, which are represent ed as in a very flourishing state. The gift books this season are of the rich est styles of art. Ilore's illustrated works are attracting much attention. The papers, with supplements, have been crowded for weeks by advertisements from scores of merchants, oi the “best articles for holiday gifts,” and some cynic who fancies something besides adver tisements for his evening reading, suggests that during the holiday season all the papers be called “Advert isers.” The proprietor of the “Old Curiosity jjhop” issued an order to iris female clerks to diseaSt crinoline during the holiday trade, and a door keeper admitted only a few at a lime of the crowd who came to purchase the odd and cu rious trinkets gathered there. His advertise ments appropriately appear in the papers up side dewn. The annual musical treat at Music Hail was given on Sunday night—the grand Christ mas Oratorio of the “Messiah”—and notwith tanding the inclemency of the evening, the Hall was quite filled by an appreciative audi ence. Presumptive critics have decried this master-piece of the great master, called it florid, monotonous, tiresome, but under tha able leadership of Carl Zerrahn it assumes not only its own majesty, but variety and grace that quite enchant the audience. The orchestral part was performed in a very line manner, the great organ scarcely being called into requisition, except lor a slight solo ac companiment. Miss Houston rendered the song, “I know that my Redeemer liveth,” with a truthfirlanJ sublime interpretation of its lofty sentiments, while the delicious warbling of Mrs. Smith In Rejoice Lreatly, ’ and her exquisite sweCt ness of expression ' in “Come unto Him,” elicited rapturous applause. Her voice is wonderfully flexible and bird-like, while that of Miss Houston resembles more the clear, tall notes of the flute. They were true artists in the lull stase ot the most cultured vocalism and line appreciation of the oratorio. The audience were pleased and delighted, yet thiie is a general regret freely expressed that Mrs. Long has retired from the stage. She not only had the soul to understand, but the power of voice to give the fullest aud most satisfactoiy rendering of these classic songs. I pou the highest notes she overpowered your utmost expectations with floods of melody, yet her greatest po "er of expression seemed to be in her deep and rich contralto tones. Here she had no equal. Not eveu Miss IU metti, the new and young contralto, whose voice possesses great depth and power, hut no sweetness, could equal Alls. Long’s lowest notes; yet she rendered “He was despised and rejected,” with much pathos and fine taste. The high storm of Thursday night made considerable havoc among the shipping in pne hafbvi.auJ untuon-J several i.umlings. The liigli tides undermined the railroads in several places, .'some imaginative persons aver that Bunker iliii monument rocked in the gale with considerable unsteadiness Rut bttlc snow tell here and the pleasure seekers who were so disappointed of their sleigh ride on Christmas, have no promise ol it yet. \\ ishiug you all a happy New if car, I am yours truly, C. L. A The colliery Krple-i&a«iu Uuglau.i* Our English tiles received by the Nova Sco tian contain very little in relation to the disas ter at the Oaks colliery in Yorkshire, beyond what we have already laid before our readers in our telegraphic dispatches from Europe. Tire Liverpool Courier of the loth inst., says of tho Barnsley explosion: The report was like that 01 a park of artille ry, and tire sound was immediately followed by a discharge from the pit mouth as if a volcanic irruption had occurred in the bowels of tho earth. The pit is about 370 yards in depth, and is not now for the first time the scene of a sad disaster, inasmuch as about twenty years ago an explosion took place in the workings aud killed «0 persous. An explosion could not have happened at a more unfortunate time than yesterday, as that was the “wake-up day” in the pit, and the full complement of between 300 and 400 men and boys were at work. As 30011 as the expTosiom was heard thousands of people Hocked to the pit bauk, including colliery owners, engineers, surgeons, clergymen and colliers, and the scene that presented itself was henrt-rendiug in the extreme. Only one shaft could be used, and even by this means entrance was impossible for some time. Up to last night twenty-five bodies hail been brought to tho surface, but in twenty cases life was found to be extinct The five who were alive were dreadful sufferers, tlicir bodies being an almost shapeless mass of burns. The engineers are unanimous in their belief that no one was still alive in tire pit, so that the five wounded men may be considered the only survivors of the awful calamity. The Post of the same date says: An appalling announcement reaches us this morning. An explosion occurred yesterday a! ternoon at a Barnsley colliery, involving, so Wo are informed, the lives of over 300 persons. It is only Thursday morning, and this is the sec ond explosion tiiat has taken place duriug tho week, the previous one having occurred at Bol ton, and at which some 35 men were nearly scalded to death. And this is the way almost all the year round. Not. truly, ot so awful a character as the catastrophe of yesterday prov ed, aye the generality of colliery explosions, but sufficiently fatal to warrant, in nine cases out of ten, the circulation of the news all over the kingdom. The cholera has left us, but a ghast ly visitor is in our midst, who, if the unhappy collier avoids it for a time, is almost sure to ex ercise his tenacious grip in the end. The event of yesterday will fill the country with gloom, for though iu times of epidemics and in times of war people may become accustomed to thu enumeration of the dead by thousands, yet the fact of 300 men being swept to eternity while pursuing their daily occupations is sufficient to fill the breast of every one with horroiv— Can nothing be devised to put an end to the almost weekly occurrence of these colliery cat astrophes? UnivebsalSiffrage in PRi.s3iA.-The Paris , correspondent ol the New York Evening Post writes that universal suffrage is very rapidly becoming a tired fact in European polities, and the fundamental law of European evolution and development. Bismarck and King Wil liam give themselves to it, as unreservedly as ICiug Victor Emmanuel. The draft of the elec toral law recently submitted to the Prussian Chandlers by Bismarck and adopted by them, provides: First—That every Prussian of the age of 26 yeurs, not under tutelage, not uudcr judgment of bankruptcy, not a pauper assisted by the public authorities, and not deprived or civil rights by judgement of a competent tribunal, is an elector. Second—Every Prussian elector having been a resident in the country for three years next preceding any election is eligible as a deputy. Third—The right of election shall he exercis ed by placing an unsigned ballot iu an urn publicly aud under the inspection of person* specially appointed, and who shall not be clothed with any other official authority at the time. Fourth—Every election shall be direct, ac cording to the absolute majority ot the ballots. So you see universal suffrage has no terrors for Bismarck or his royal master. How much is it to be regretted that a pitiful pride, or a still more pitiful prejudice, should hinder its adoption in our own country. I know that sooner or later these same eternal Provideuces, “that shape our ends, rough hew them as wo will,” have it already in view for us also. But if in the beginning it could have been adopted thankfully and manfully, as the fundamental process of reconstruction, how much turmoil, trouble, not to say disgrace, it would have sav ed us from; for it would have rendered quits unnecessary that late presidential and secreta rial tour, in its essential characteristic: perhaps the very vilest thing iu all our hi-tory. And God only knows how much more there is to come. Enough doubtless to induce us to stand up to, and lake the consequences of, the great fundamental idea of our national life, "All men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with the inalienable rights of life, lib erty, and the pursuit of happiness ” —The cabalistic ciphei which appears upon the title pages ol all the publications of Mr. Carleton of New York, and in many of his ad vertisements, is said to be the Syriac symbol for books.