i yj VstablMed June 23, 1862. Vol. g._ _PORTLAND, THURSDAY” MORNING, JANUARY 3, 1867. ~ Term. Eight Dollar.per annum,in advance. XHiS PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published evory day, (Sunday excepted,! at No. 1 Printers’ Exchange, Commercial street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, Proprietor. Terms Eight Dollars a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the ame place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, nvariably in advance. Rates of Advertising.—One inch of space, tn engtb ol columu, constitutes a “square.” $1.50 per square daily first week: 75 cents per week alter; three insertions, or leas, $1.00; continu ng every other day after first week, 50 cents. Hall square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one week, $1.00; 50 cents per week alter. Under head ot “Amusements,” $2.00 Per square per week; three Insertions or less, $1.50. Special Notices,$1.25 per square lor the first in sertion, and 25 cents per square for each subsequent nsertion. Advertisements insorted in the “Maine State Press” (which lias n large circulation in every par ol the State) for $1.00 per square for first insertion4 and 50 cents per square for each subsequent inser tion. BUSINESS CARDS. IF. F. TODD, Dealer in Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, . liVK GLASSES, &CM N'o. 45 Free St., Porilnnd. Eff*JKepairing done and warranted. n sepSdtlj 11 . MTbRE WER , (Successors to J. Smith & Co.) Manufacturer of licather Heltiug. Also tor sale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather KIVET8 nml lints, _ »cpt3dtt n 311 CougreRN Wired. TV. P. FREEMAN & CO., Upholsterers and Manutacturers ot FUBNITUEE, LOUNGES, BED-STE4D8 Spring-Beds, Mattreeses, Pew Cushions, Wo. 1 Clapp'. Block- fool ('hot!nut Street, Portland. W. p. Freeman, D. W. Deane, c. L. Quinby. augistl b A. N. NO YDS & SON, Manufacturers and dealers in Stoves, Ranges & Furnaces, Can be tound in their AEW JBU1IjDIi\0 ON IiOfE ST., (Opposite the Market.) Where they will be pleased to see nil their former customers arid receive orders as usual. auglTdtf n II. P. DEANE, Counsellor and Attorney, Ne. N. ('lapp’M If lock, CongrcNN Ml. UfT" Particular attention given to writing Wills, Contracts, Deeds and Legal Instruments. July SI, HOB. dtf W. H. CLIFFORD, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, —AND— SOLICITOR OF PATENTS, NO. S CLAPP'S BLOCK, augtdtt Congress Street. CHASE, CHAM & STURTEVAfuT, GENERAL Commission Merchants, Wldgery’s Wbar}, Portland, Me. octlGdli HOWARD tD CLEAVES, Attorneys k Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M NE. Office No. 17 Free Street, Near Middle Street. Joseph Howard, Jy9tf n Nathan Cleaves. M. PEARSON, Gold ami Silver Plater —AND— Manufacturer ot Silver Ware, Temple, Street, Jirst door from Congress Street’ PORTLAND, ME. May 19—dly n A. WILBUR & CO., 112 Treiuont Street, Boston, Importers and Dealers in U EJLC1S an«l AMKB|€AN HOOFING SLATES, qS nllcolors, and slatiugnaits. Careful attention paid to shipping. n aiig22-(;m JADEZ C. WOODMAN, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Has saved Ids Library. Office at2 2 1-2 Free street, m ti.e Gntiuh block, tliird story. u jyddtt BRADBURY & SWEAT Counsellors at Law, 349 COlVCtBIdS* HTB£BT, Ohadwick Mansion, opposite llnilcd States Hotel. Portland Maine. Linn Bradbury. nov Ott 1 D. M Sweat Deering. Milliken & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, augSl-dll Portland, Maine* JOSEPH STORY IViirbyu Marble Co. Manufacturers and Dealers in Enameled Slate Chimney Pieces, Brackets, Pier slabs, Grates and Chimney Taps. Importer and dealer iu Eng lish Floor Tiles, German and French Flower Pots, Hanging Vases, Parian, Bisque, and Bronze Statuette and Busts. Glass Shades and Walnut Stands, Bohe mian and Lava Vases and other wares. 112 TKEMONT STREET Studio Building _aug22—Cm n BOSTON, Mass. SH.EPLEY & STROUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OFFICE, 1 Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex change street. 0. F. SHELLEY. J.VStt A. A. STROUT. J. T. SMALL & CO., Wholesale and Retail dealers In Groceries and Provisions ! Highest cadi prices paid tor Country Produce. IdF ’Consignineuts receive prompt attention. doc7dlm iVO 13 LOIE STREET. PERCIVAL BONNEY, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, Morton Iilocle, Congress Street, Two boors above E*rcblc llonst, PORTLAND. ME. novl!) tt DAVIS, MESERVE, HASKELL & 00., Importers and Jobbers ot Dry Goods and Woolens, Arcn«le 18 Free Street,] F. DAVIS. | £?.‘fiSES|' PORTLAND, MB E. CHAPMAN. I nOVD’ffiidtf D. CIjAMke & CO. ~~ can l>c found AT 29 MARKET SQUARE, UNDER LANCASTER HALL. Boots and Shoes tor Sale Cheap. jylO dtt IF. F. PHILLIPS <& CO., Wholesale Druggists, No. 148 Fore Street. oct 17-dtl chasTj. schumachjeb, FRJES€D p AIMTER. At present to bo found at his residence 244 CUMBERLAND, jjentt 1IEAD OI' wechanio street. JOHN IF. DANA, ~ Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St. Dec 6—dtf 1108 S# FEDXIX, PLASTERERS, I*LAKE AND ORHAME2JTAL STU0C0 AM MASTIC WORKERS, Oak Street, between, Congress and Free Sts.. PORTLAND, ME. Whitening and Widte-Wasliing pronvpt 0r<ierfi lrom out 01 town solicited. S. L. CAREETON, attorney at law, 27 Mai'lcel ' Square. Sept 24—dt) n R°l *• * N " * « I I, K E Y, 11 At the old Stand ol E. Dana Jr , APOTHECARIES, Dcering Block, Corner ot Congress and Preble Ste., .. . , _ PORTLAND, MR. tra.AB fnin“'1.°:;,,;t''l,cI-,rugs,(:lictrileAi81 Fluid Ex pn®.’,?l??5t '■ticles. Perfumery, and Fancy Goods, by day ornightreSCrl> lljns car°lully prepared, oithei -sharle . B. Grcevnoat, who has boon at tbit t£n cleGc ber 0 -V8ar8> wil1 tetnaln as prescrl^. KUISNESS CARDS. W. \V. THOMAS. Jr., ; Attorney and Counseller at Law, [Chadwick house,) 249 Congress Street. octfi-dly v J. B. HUDSON, JR., I ARTIST, 27 Market Square, I »u*21d8uj_PORTLAND, ME. WM. W. WHIPPLE, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MABKET SQUABE, I'dBTLAKD, ME. A»g2 _ tl IF. U. WOOD & SOY, BROKERS, No. 178 --Fore Street. i *■ y< u McCOBlt & KINGSB UR Y. Counsellors at Law. OFFICE OYER H. H. HAY’S JvOJunction of Froe & Middle Streets. II. M. PAY SON, STOCK BROKER. No. 30 Exchange Street, PORTLAND, ME. UOgllltt' Kimball & Prince, No. 11 Olapp’s Block, Congress Street, OppoMite Old City Hall, PORTLAND, MAINE. I 0. Kimball, D. D: S. oclOeodtl Fred A. Prince. COPA KTNEKSIUP. NOTICE. THE Copartnersliip heretofore existing between Edwin Churchill, Frederick Beiirens, James E. Carter and M. B. Clements, under the firm i.ame of E. CHURCHILL <& CO., is this day dissolved by lim itation. Either of the late partners is authorized to use the firm name in liquidation ot outstanding accounts. K. CHI RCHILL & CO. Pontl&nd, Dec. 31,18CG. THE BUSINESS OF E. CHURCHILL & CO., Will be continued by the undersigned, under the same hrm as heretofore. EDWIN CHURCHILL. JAMES E. CARTER. Portland, Jan. 1, 1887. Jan2-lw NOTICE. THE subscriber having disposed ot his Stock in store to Messrs Burgess, Fobes & [Co., Requests all persons indebted to him to call at their Counting Room No. M> Commercial St..Thom as Block, and settle. Thankful for past favors, he commends to his friends and former patrons their large and well selected Stock of Leads, Oils, Colors, &c. CHARLES FOBES. Portland, Jan. 2, 1887. dhr. Copartnership Notice. MR. IRA J. BATCHELER is admitted a partner in our firm, and also the Hrm of Portland Pack ing Company from this date. DAVIS, BAXTER & CO. i Portland, Jan. 1, l?G7. dim tfT'Star please copy. Dissolution. BY mutual consent, JOHN II. HALL’S interest in our firm ceases on and alter this date. The business will be continued by the remaining partners under the name and style ot N. P. RICHARDSON & CO. Jan 1—dlw Copartnership. THE undersigned have this day associated them selves together uuder the tirm name of FICKETT & GRAY, to do a Paiut, Oil and Varnish Business in all its branches at 187 FORE STREET. JEROME B. PICKETT, Jan. 1,16C7—If WILLIAM GUAY. ---■ Copartnership Notiee THE RTidersigne \ have farmed a tfopartucrsbip un der the name of JONES & WILLEY, and will continue the BOOT AND SHOE BUSINESS at the old stand of B. H. Jones, No. Ill Federal Street. B. H. JONES, Portland, Dec. 2G, 1866. J. L. WILLEY. We shall continue the BOOT AND SHOE BUSI , NESS in all its branches, and hope by strict attention ; to business to merit and receive a liberal share of the , public patronage. Custom worlt tor both ladies and gentlemen made lo order from the best of material and by the best of workmen, and warranted in every particular. Re pairing neatly done at short notice. JONES & WILLEY. Persons indebted to me are requested to make im mediate payment, as, owing to the change, in my busi ness, all my el4 accounts must be settled bv the first of January. B. H. JOjnES. dec27 dtf I > i H N ol ut ion. THE firm heretofore existing under the name of STANWOOD <£ DODGE, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. FERDINAND DODGE, Continues the Produce and Faucy Grocery Business, At his NEW STAND, No* lO Market Slieet. PtT* Accounts of the late firm to be settled at No 10 Market street. dclSdtf ; Dissolution o/Copartnei's/iip THE copartnership heretofore existing under the name 01 CALVIN EDWARite «£ CO., is this day dissolvda by mutual consent. All persons linki ng bills against the firm, are requested to present them tor pay incut, and those indebted will please call and settle at 337 Congress Street. CALVIN EDWARDS. WILLIAM G. TWOMBLY. The subscriber having obtained the tine store No. 337 Cupgress Street, will continue the business, and will keep constantly on hand FTAJNTO FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which he can sell at the manufacturer’s LOWEST PRICES. : Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS. OLD PIANOS taken in exchange. Orders for tuning and repairing promptly at tcuSed to. WM. G. TWQ11IBLT. November 26, I860, dtf ! Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this day termed a co partnership under the style and firm of Morgan, Dyer & Co., And have purchased ot Messrs. LORD «& CRAW FORD their Stock and ;ease of store No. 143 Commercial Street, For the purpose ot transacting a general wholesale business in W. I. Goods, Groceries, Flour and Provisions, ([^’’■Consignments ot Cooperage. Lumber, Country Produce, A ., solicited, and shall receive personal ami prompt attention. A. P. MORGAN. J. W. DYER, J. E. HANNAFORD. Po t'ond, Sept 10, I860.sep25dtf rPUL UJ\ DEKsIlxIVLI> have funned a Co 1 partnership for the purpose of transacting a Clothing and Furnishing Goods business, under the firm of ROBINSON & KNIGHT, ‘ At aSS CONGRESS STREET. O'NEIL W. ROBINSON, . STEPHEN D. KNIGHT. Portland, Dec. 8, 1866. dtf BLANCHARD’S Improvement on Steam Boilers! ON some boilers 700 degs. ofheat is thrown away, making a loss oi 1-3 the ftiel. The question is 1 oueu asked how can this be saved. Mr Blanchard has invented u boiler that tjikcs pertect control ol all ! the heat aud makes it do duty in the engine. This is ! very simi.le In its construction; alter the engine is in i motion the smoke pipe is closed tight, and the waste , heat carried through heaters, heating the steam to any temperature desired; the remainder carried i through the water heater, using up all the waste heat but 200degs.; the heat being reduced so low there sari be no danger of setting tires by sparks I thrown from engines, which will add much value to this Invention, besides the saving 1-3 the fuel. For particulars inquire ot WM. WILLARD, i Corner of Commercial Wharf and Commercial St. | Feb 21—dlv Go to Adams A Purinton’s FOR your Houso-furnisbing Goods of all kinds; Carpetings, and all kinds of Crockery, Glass, Tin, Stone. Ear them and Wooden Ware, paper Hang | logs, Window Shades, &c, dfcc, no23d3m UEfflOVALS. REMO V A L. EVANS Ac PUTNAM have removed to tlie Cor. of Federal and .Exchange Sts., Over Loring’a Apothecary Store. dec31 d2w REMOVED. strout"& gage, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over lioriog’s Drag Store. S. C. STRODT. II. W. OAQE. dec31 d&wtl' O UT OE THE EIRE l B. F. SMITH A SON’S New Photograph Rooms, — AT— NO. 16 MARKET SQUARE. »ug20_n dtl O. O. DOWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT August 30, 1866. n dtl rTis mo YA L! THE Merchants National Bank Will remove on MONDAY, Nov. 12, to the OFFICE OF H. M. PAYSORT, 3© Exchange St. oulOdtf HOLDM & PEjCBODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 2291-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House. _A. B. HQLDEN. SOpDtftl H. C. PEABODY. » Harris & Waterhouse, JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps ant! Furs. Portland, Dec. 3d 18C6. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hats, Cape, and Furs, have removed to theft New Store, No. 12 Exchange Street, F. R. HARRIS. dc4tf J. E. WATERHOUSE. R E 7*1 OVA L. ! HE ALB HKOTHEBS, HAVE removed trom iheir old stand, No 20G Fore sreet, to No. 1 Franklin Street, Between Fore and Commercial, next door to Rum ery and Burnham’s Packing House, where they will continue tho BOTTLING BUSINESS in all its branches. Country orders promptly atlendod to. Dec 22— (hdw ANDERSON AND CO AS HOOP SKIRT AHD OOBSEL* STORE, is removed to 328 Congress St., opposito Mechanics’ Hall.n|Jylodtt O. M. & D. JF. NASH have resumed business at the head ot Loug Wharf, under J. W. Munger’s Insurance Office, ana will be pleased to see their lormer customers and receive their orders as usual. July 10, laGG. n dtt DOW & LIBBEV, Innurancf AgcutM, will be iduna at No 117 Commercial, corner ot Exchange St. Home Office of New Yotk; National Office ot Boston; Narragansett Office of Providence; Putnam Office ofiiariiord; Standard Ott.ce of New York, and other reliable offices, are represented by this agency. John Dow. jy25dtf F. W. Libbey. YHON, r.KI!ENOiTGH Furs, Hats, Caps and Robes, 1G4 Middle St„ over T. Bailey Co._JuH7tt WOODillAN. TRIE & €0„ Wholesale Dry Coeds, No. 4 Galt Block, Ctjmuiercial St. Jul 17—dll MOT1CE. U. J. LIBBY & CO., Manufacturer? and Commission Merchants. Cuiiitiui Booth over First National Bank, No. 33 Free street, second story.__iyll tt JAM 16 HONK iHUKKILL. Dealer in • Watche.-, Jewelry, Masonic Regalia, and Mili tary Goods, No J3 Free street, Portland, same store with Geyer and Catei. iyl2dtf LEAGUE MILLS, although burned up. the Pro Xli prietura, Messrs. L. J. ±1111 & Ce., vc now pre pared to iurnish Coffees, Spices, Cream Tartar, «&c, at their new jdace of business, No. 100 Green St. An Order Slate may be lound at Messrs. Low, Plummer & Co’s, No 83 Commerc al St, and at Mr C. M. Rice’s Paper warehouse, No. 185 Fore Street. All orders i romptly alten .cd to. Goods at he low. st prices. jull6tt H PACKARD, Bookseller and Stationer, may be • found at No. 337 Congress St., corner of Oak SL_jullGtf Kb. WKBbJ.Jb.lt 6f CO., can be tound at the store • ol C. K. Babb, Clapp’s Block, No. 9, where we oiler a good assortment of Clothing and Furnishing Goods at low prices. jul 1G QM1TH & RElSD. Counsellors at Law, Morton ^ Block, Congress St. Same entrance as U. S. Ar “ my olhces. iyl2dtf ALL BEADY to commence again. C. M. & II. T. PLUMM EB White and Blacksmiths, having re built on the old site, No. 12 Union St, would be pieas ! ed to answer nil orders tor Iron Railings, Doors, Window Shutters, Gratings, &c. Particular attention paid to Gas and Steam fitting. The eastern exprehhco are now i permanently located at No. 21 Free street, and prepared to do Express Business over all the Rail road and Steamboat routes in the State, and West by P. S. & P., Eastern and Boston «& Maine Uoadn to Boston, connecting there with Expresses to all parts ot the country. For the convenience of oar customers on Commer cial and Fore streets, an order book lyr Height Calls will be kept at ofiice of Canadian Express Co., No. — Fqre sireet. J. N. WINSLOW. Jy24 tf__ JAr E. JVI. RAND, Attorneys and Counsellor, • No. 1G Free Street, near Middle. jul.3 DYE HOUSE—NOTICE—Persons Lav ng leit orders at 101 Exchange street, can now find lhem at 324 Congress sireet, opposite Meehan cs* Hall, where we shall continue our business in ah Its various branches and at lower rates. 03^'Ladies’ Dresses eyed for £1,00. All other ar ticles dyed at equally low rates, jul 17t»m __ H. BURKE. A 4r S. E. SPRING may be found at the store ol Fletcher £■ Co., corner ol Union and Commer cial streets. lyll ti "MATHA N &OULD, Merchant Tailor, has removed to No. 1G Market Square, oter Swectsii’s Apothe cary store. jylO—tl BOOTH, NIioci, llatN and Clolhiii||. Benj. Fooh nmv be lound rea Jv to wait on customers at No. 4 Moulton street, foot ** Exchange. Jul20 CIOARN. 200 M. imported and domestic Cigars tor sale by C. C. MITCHELL & SON, jull3tt 178 Fore Street. WH. DYER, can be lound with a new stock • of Sewing Machines, ot various kinds; Silk Twist, Cotton—.ill kinds and colors, Needles, Oil, &c. 1GGMiddle street, up one fiight stairs. jul17eod DERUOIH At WEBB, Attorneys and C’ouuMollorM, at th - Boody House, corner ot Congr, as anil Chestnut streets. jy26 BY it ON D. VERRILL, Counsellor at Law, No. 19 Free Street. jull4 LEWIS PIERCE, Attorney and CounseUo at Law, No. 8 Elapp’s Block. jul21 Mew Store, 349 Congress Street, (Up Stairs.) H. W. S1MONTON & CO., HAVE opened a Ladies’ Furnishing Store, con taining a good assortment ot Hoop Skirts, Corsets, Under Clothing, Merino Vons, Collars, CuH'm, Worsted aud Fancy Goods. French Stamping Done to Order. 349 Congress Street, (Up Stairs.) OCt24 dtf. To Contractors and Builders ! SEALED Proposals will be received till TUES DAY, January 15th, 1867, 10 o’clock A. M., for building a Meeting-house for the First Parish in Yar mouth, Me. Plans, specifications, etc., may he 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 may he seen at the oilice of the Architect, Geo. M. Harding, 21A Free street, Portland. The proposals may he left with the Committee or Architect. The right to reject any or all “bids” not ueemed satisfactory is hereby reserved. GILES LOltIN'G, 1 A. L. LOltlNG, | Budding REUBEN 1’RlkcE, f REUBEN MERRILL. Committee. CHARLES HUMPHREY,) Yarmouth. Dec. 24, 1866. d2w $100. $ioo WAR CLAIM OFFICE. Patterson & Chadbournc, morion Block,2dooreabove Preble House. THE new Bounties, under the law approved Jul; 28th, 1801, Increase of Pensions, Arrears of Pay. Prize Money, and all other claims against the Gov* eminent, collected ai short notice. The necessary blanks hare been received, and clans aids should file' tlielr claims promptly. Epank G. Patterson, late Lieut. Bth. Me. Vols, Paul C'HADnouitNE, late MaJ. lsftMe. Cav. Oct lG-dtf n Portable Steam Engines, COMBINING the Maximum of efficiency, dura bility and eoou-my with the minimum ot weight and price. They are widely anil lavoraUly known, more than BOO being In use. All w arranted salis Ikotor.v, or no sale. Descriptive circulars sent on application. Address J. C. HOADLEY ft CO. „ Da whence, Mass. Nov. 6. 1866 3md, WAREHOUSE on Custom Arnise "Wharf. En» ot DYNca. baBrer&oo., nevldtf 138 Commercial street, I INSURANCE NOW IS THE TIME TO INSUEE! WITH THE CHEAT I Mutual Life Ins. Co., Of New York. Cash Assets, $18,000,000. Increasing at the rate of $500,000 per mo alia* Another Grand Dividend! WILL be made on the first oi February next. Those who insure at this time will derive the benefit of that dividend, which will add largely to the sum inMired, or may be used in payment or fu ture premiums. It is the best New Year’s Gilt I A man can bestow on his family, in view of the un certainty of life. Many Policies now subsisting with this Great Company are yielding a large incbea.se, as the following cases will show: No of Am't Ain't of Dividend Policy. Insured Prcm. Pd. Additional 618 $3500 2252,25 $2740,22 636 600 261,23 375,02 7767 8000 3699,20 4836,87 7862 5000 2608,00 3217,84 10325 1000 359,80 544.52 10793 3000 1066,20 1579,53 4146 1000 633,90 685,93 12410 1500 410,93 623,24 Ur* Many more cases with similar results and names can be furnished to those who will favor us with a call at our office. E3r " Do not fail to examine into the advantages this Circal Company presents before insuring else where, by applying at the Agency of W. D. LITTLE A CO., Office 79 Commercial St., Up Stairs. 5t3T*Non-Forfeiting, Endowment, Ten Year, and all other forth of Policies are issued by this Company on more favorable advantage thau b> any othcrCom pany. dec27dtf * Reliable Insurance ! W. D. LITTLE & Co, General Insurance Agents, Offices (for the present)at No 79 Commercial St,& 30 Market Square, (Lancaster Hall Building,) CONTINUE to represent the following First Class hire Companies, viz: Phoenix, Of Hartford, Ct. Merchants’, Of Hartford, Ct. City Fire, Of Hartford, Ct. North American, Of Hartford, Ct. New England, Of Hartford, Ct. Atlantic, Of Providence, H. I* Atlantic Mutual, Of Exeter, N. H. And are prepared to place any amount wanted on Quod property, at the most favorable rates. EdP*FARM AND VILLAGE Property, and CITY DWELLINGS and Household Furniture insured for a term of years, on highly la viable rates. L SSES PROMPTLY ADJUSTED AND PAID as heretofore, at our office. Every loss ot these of fices by the great lire in this City, was paid up with out any dolav, difficulty or discount, (of more than simple interest,) to the entire satisfaction of all the parties, to whom we are at liberty to refer. Dee. 27 dtf SPECIAL NOTICE —OF— Life Insurance! TTAVTNG been appointed Geucral Agents for «1 Maine of the old New England Mutual Life Ins. Co., Of Boston, Mass., being the oldest purely Mutual Lite Ins. Co. in America, we wish fifty good, active agents t.0 work in the dilferent cities and villages throughout the State. None need apply unless good reference can be give. The Co. is 23 years old and has paid in Pividends $1,247,000 00 and over $2,000,000 00 in loss es by deatli. It has now a weh-investeu accumulated Capital of over $4,u00,000 00. The Co. formerly made uid paid its dividends once in live years. A Divi leuu will be made up in Nov. 16G6, and annually thereafter, and available one year trorn date of' Poli cy. Applications for local Agencies will bo made to RUFUS SMALL & SON, Gon'l Agents, no21d3m Bitfdeibrd, Me. STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION - O* THE - AMERICAN Popular Life Insurance Company, OF NEW YORK, — ON THE - First Hay of December, A. D. 1866, As made to the Secretary of the State of Maine. Amount of Capital Stock, $100,000 00 Amount of Capital Stock paid in and ) ' niux invested in U. S. securities, ) $ 100»000 00 Amount at Risk, 6SG,200 00 ASSETS: Cash in Bank, $4,908 41 Premium Notes, 897 14 U. S. Stocks, par value $100,000, market value 107,000 00 Office Furniture. 1,734 53 Amount due by Agents, 22,378 71 Deferred Premiums, 9,128 12 $116,040 94 LIABILITIES * Due to Banks, $5,000 00 Net Assets, ♦* $141,046 94 (Signed) X. S. LAMBERT, Vice-President. J. fiekpont, Secretary. New York, i State, City and County, j Then personally appeared before me the above named T. S. Lambert, Vice-President, and J. Pier pout, Secretary, and each ami severally declared the within statement true, to the be3t of their knowledge and belief. Sworn and subscribed before me at New York, in said Stole and County, this lt*h day of December, A. The attention of the Public is called to the “ New Features” of Life Insurance as made by the above Company. fSee “Circular.”! It is a new Company on a udw plan. This Compa ny will not allow any policy to lapse or be forfeited. Its Policies are mcontestible af ter death. It will insure any one. Ordinary and inferior or impaired lives arc the very ones that most need as surance. It will insure better than Ordinary lives by rating younger, thereby lowering the Premium. If health is impaired the CkRupauv will insure by rating older, thus raising the Premium. How long is he to live? is the important question. It insures on the 5, 10 or 20 equal payment plan, and at any time will give a “paid-up Policy for what his payments justly entitle him.” This Company will allow the assured to pay week ly, monthly, quarterly, or annually. It does not restrict those insured at ordinay rates, either in travel or in residence. It issues Endowment Policies “ in which the assur ed will, in addition, share in all the Premiums paid by shorter lives.” It is a cash Company, but will insure on the Part Note or all Note plan, if the party understands its effects and prefers it, and will pay the insured what ever Dividend he requests, if the Premium is made sufficiently large. It issues Annuities and Assurance on Joint Lives. Clergymen and Teachers assured at net cost. Agcuta ami Solicitors Wanted. Call or send for “ Circular.” WM. G. MERRILL, Agent, and Atty for State of Maine. Office—93 Commercial Street. P. O. Box 1713. Medical Examinee, 1 Dr. S. C. GORDON. ) dec21eod3w FARMERS OWNERS OF Lm STOCK. rlie Hartford Live Stock Ins. Co., Cash Assets, - - -$170,000 Ali raid In ana Securely Invested, »ow prenured to issue Polices ou HORSES, anuLIVE STUCK of all kinds,against DEATH or TILLFT at moderate rates ot Premium. Farmers and Owners of Valuable Ilorecs, Stable-keeper, and others, Now have an opportunity to in ure with a sound and reliable company, against loss bv FIK18, Dlsb.VSb. or ACCIDENTAL CAUSES, and from TIHEVES. POLICIES ISSUED BY W. JD. LITTLE & CO., General Agents, At Office. Wo. 79 Commercial Street, And in Lancaster Hall Budding, Market Square, PORTLAND. j5F*Canvassers and Sub-Agents Wanted. BEWOTAL. Sparrow s Insurance Office is this day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the new and commodious rooms NO. 66 EXCHANGE STREET, IN THE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where he is now prepared to place insurance, in all its forms, and for any amount, in companies second to uo others on the globe, and on the most fhvorablt terms. J’arties preferring first class insurance, ace res pectfully Invited to call. November 5,1800. dtf Ocean Insurance Company. Annual Sleeting. THE Stockholders of the Ocean Insurance Company, are hereby notified to meet at the Office ot said Company, on Monday the 7th day of January, A. D. 1867, at 3 o’clock P. M„ tor the pur pose of choosing Seven Directors for the ensuing year and for the transaction of any other business which may then be legal] v acted upon. G£0. A. WEIGHT, Sec'y. Portland, Dec. 11,180S, dec 12 dtd L9. Twomhley, General Insurance Broker, . would inform his many friends and the pubJ'c generally that he is prepared to continue the Insur ance Busine ss as a Broker, and can place Fire, Life and Marine Insurance to «ny extent in the best Com p nles in the United States. All bqffiness entrusted to my o re shall be fklthfu ly attended to. Office at V. M. Wee’s Paper Store, No. 188 Fore St, Where order, tan be left. JuU6tf BLTLB1NG. LUMBER, Wholesale and Retail. BOARDS, Plank, Shingles audScanUingoi'all sizes constantly on hand. Building material sawed to order. ISAAC DYER. augllti No. 9$ Union Wliait. Great Inducements FOR PARTIES WASHING TO BUILD. riHIE subscribers oiler for sale a large quantity ol J. desirable building 1 its in the West End of the city, lying on Vaughan, Pine, Neal, Carlton. Thomas, West, Emery, Cushman, Lewis, Brumhail, Monu ment, Dzinforth. Orange a ud Salem Streets. They will sell on a credit of from one to ten years, ll deslrau oy the purchasers. From parties who build immediately, no ca su payments required. Apply at the office or the subscribers, where lull paitieulars may be obtained.
J. B. BROWN & SONS. Portland, May 3, 18C5. ma 5tf BCHfTECTUUE A ENGINEERING. Messrs. ANDERSON. BONNELL * CO., have made arrangements with Mr. STEAD, an Architect of established reputation, and will in Aituie carry on Architecture with their business as Engineers. Par ties intending to build are Invited to call at their office, No, 30C Congress street, and examine eleva tions and plans ol churches, banks, stores, blocks ol buildings, q-c. J 12 WM. 11. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Map'.e Street. General Agent lor the State lor h. w. JO HNS ’ Improved Roofing, For buildings ol all kinds. CAR and S'ffeAM BOAT DECKING. ROOFING CEMENT, for coat ! ing and repairing all kind's of roofs. PRESERVA ilVE PAINT for iron and woodwork, Metal Rooft, c. COMPOUND CEMENT, for repairing leaky shingled roofs. BLACK VARNISH, for Ornamen tal Iron work &c. Full descriptions, c rcular. prices, &c. furnished by mail or on application at the office, where samples and testimonials can Le seen. sepl2dtf A GREAT RUSH -AT I*. M. FROST’S, -FOR BARGAINS! NO BIO PROFITS, NO DULL TRADE But Crowds of* Customer Wlio are receiving Blessings by buying Goods Cheap Blankets at Old Brices l Only $4,75 per pair. Fancy Shirting Flannels I O.M. V 30c PEB YARD. Good. American Prints- 1 Shilling pr. yd. Bleached and Brown Cottons, Ar LOW PRICES! Thibet*, Shawls, Cloakings, Beav er*, Poplins. Dress Goods of nil Descriptions. WOOLEN GOODS FOB MEN & BOVS WEAR! £rir~ All of tlie above Goods will be od'ored at a GREAT REDUCTION from rejjular rates. Remember! No. 4- Dccring Block. Doc 8—d^wtf SHORT & BORING, Booksellers & Stationers, 31 Free, Comer Center Street** Have on hand a full supply vt Law, School, Miscellaneous and Blank Book^ STATIONERY OE ALL KINDS, Gash, Post Office and Envelope Oases, let* ter Presses, Pen Backs, Ac, We hive just redeved from New York a full supply ol PAPER HANGINGS, New patterns and Choice Styles. DRAWING PAI‘£U OF ADD SJZKS. Give us a call. Short dfc Loring, Cl Free. Corner t'cnler SUeo jySfttl S T E -A. IvC mn\n> soaps!; i.i:atiu:a- oore, 11TOULD solicit the attention ot the trade and v v consumers to their Standard Biandb ot STEAM REFINED SOAPS, -viz: EXTRA. FAMILY, NO. 1. OLE1 \ E. CHEMICAL OLIVE, CRANE’S PATENT, SODA, AND AMERICAN CASTILE, All ot SUPERIOR QUALITIES, in packages suita ble f »r the trade and lamily use. Importing direct our chemicals, and using oijly the best materials, and as our goods; arc manufaetiu^d under »he personal supervision 01 our senior partner, who has had thirty years practical experience in the busiuess, we therefore assure the public with eon dence that we can and will furnish the Best Goods at the Lowest Prices! Having recently enlarged and erected NEW ! WORKS, containg all the modem improvements, we are enabled to furnish a sujJ^ly of Soap* of the Best Qua lit ion, adapted to the demand, for Ex port and Domestic Cornu tuptioii. LEATIIE A GORE’S STEAM REFINED SOAPS 1 SOLD BY ALL THE Wholesale Grocer* Throughout the State. Leathe &> Gore, 30? Commercial St, 4T & 46 Bench Street, PORTTaAND, MAINS March 2f—dtt ^ , JOHN KInSMAN DEALEB IN . O- A. fiij FIXTURES —AT— 25 Union St., PORTLAND. Aus 20 dti CHRISTMAS -AND NEW YEAR’S. AS THE HOLIDAYS ARE APPROACHING P. M. FROST I Has a fresh Stock of j Kid. Gloves | To Offer at Low Prices l 500 Pm. of World-renowned TrcfouMO, at ouly $1,50 500 Pm. of Clotliildc, at only 1.00 No. -4 DeeringBlock, CONGRESS STREET. Dec 22—d&wtt [ ORGAN AM) Melodaon MANUFAC TORY No. 15 , C Mail »► PORTLAND, Me. WILLIAM P. HASTINGS IS now prepared to attend to the wants of las former patrons and customers, and the public generally The superior character of his instruments, especially his UR RIGHT ORGANS. which in style hi finish resemble the upright Piano, is too well known to require an extended uotfce. Ho will keep on hand a lull assortment of instruticnts ot the Most Approved Styles and Patterns, - AND AT - Price* Within ihe Keach of All ! X and trusts that the superior excellence of tone, as woli ns the excellence 01 his workmanship, may, as In-re toi'oic, comiucud liiin to the public lavor and *>at ronage. September 17,18CC. QfxU&vgli LOWELL & SETTER, WILL occupy the now Store V 0. 1*01 Con gress Street, corner of B'.own Street, about Dec, loih, with a now stock of v/atchcs, .fewel. ^o^thehShSy^^**^ *“■“* They have reoccupied the*, old stand No. Bx change street, with acqf j,piete stock ol Naimfeal JV1*** Cdironometers, Watclies, ■ 00 8,®*r I<“ xhinists and JjSnginoer*, Jic. Ch* friends and customers invited to old hetul* quarters. Dec 1,1886—03m irortia nd Laundt'y. Orders received * at tho Olflce of tbe Forest City Dy© House, No. 3# ^ Congress Street. Notice is hereof given that, the Portland Laundry has been reopen# .lby the subscriber, who lias been many years evur uected with the well known Chelsea Dye House a## i Laundry, and with the experience thus acjmurey is now prepared to do all descrlp 1(iry work lu a ^tisfact pry manner. SyMiza ^_A. T. CRAWLEY, Agent Fop Sale, ASFPS uor lot of DRIED PCACHES in Bar rel* Ri igs and tierces, by B* EOOE®' »o 1'13Market St., Decl8d5w_Philadelphia. ttlgrBv^y ^tyie of Job Wflk ^neatly «*ec«Wd »* DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. Thursday Morning, January 3, 1867. The Maine Mtate Preee, Published this morning, contains the latest news received by telegraph from Augusta an interesting account of the fortunes of the Jonesport colonists in Joppa, details of the colliery explosions in England, and of the loss of the steamer Commodore, the substance of the opinions of the Judges of the Supreme Court of the United States in the important Milligan case, dispatches announcing the re. suit of the great yacht race across the ocean, together with the usual variety of local and general news, the first install ment of “Traxi's” agricultural and domes tic contributions, market reports, shipping news, &c., &c. Organization of the State Legislature. The organization of the legislature was completed yesterday accordiug to the pro gramme adopted by the Republican caucuses Tuesday night Indeed a Republican caucus at Augusta this winter is strikingly like the parliamentary fiction known as a com- j mittee of the whole. The thirty-one mem- , bers of the Senate are unanimously Repubit- i can, and of the one huudred and filly-one j Representatives only thirteen would be ex cluded from a Republican caucus. The de cisions of the caucuses were therefore final. The President of the Senate, Hoa. N. A. Burpee, of Rockland, has had ihe experience of three sessions in the Senate, and has the ability to discharge well the duties of his po sition. In point of legislative experience, Air. Burpee bad the advantage of his competitor before the caucus. Another reason for taking the President from some other eouuty than Penobscot arose irom the certainty that Hon. Lewis Barker, ot Stetson, would be nominated and elected Speaker of the House. Air. Barker has been two years in the Senate and two in the House, and in both bod ies bas acquitted himself with much credit, The Speaker is so called, it has been observed, because he is the ouiy man iu the House who is not expected to speak; but we apprehend that if anything very interesting turns up, Mr. Barker will have something to say. The Secretary of the Senate, Air. Cleaves, and Clerk ot the House, Mr. Drew, have both been conversant heretofore with the duties of their several offices, and are practically quali fied for the ready resumption ot them. The House bas done well iu choosing for assistant messengers twe disabled soldiers. To-day lien. Chamberlain will be inaugurat ed. Wo shall publish his message to-morrow. The Price of United Slate* Secaritie*. Wc copy the following passages from a long letter from the Hon. Demos Barnes, on the fi nances and curreucy, which appeals in ihe New York Times. The extracts selected hear expressly upon the causes which determine the price of securities acknowledged, like our own, to be periectly good lor their annual or semi-annual interest and ultimately lor the principal. Mr. Horn essays,— It appears not to be understood that cir cumstances other than the solvency of the Government are necessary to stability in the value of Us bonds; that tne manner of its is sues, the uses to which they are put, and the ability oi the people to iuvest and retain their investments in any kiud of securities, are the real principl s governing the vaiue of un aexo of land, a pound of merchandise or a Nation al Bank bill. We ass apt to estimate the val ue ot an article or a security by tne earnings or the interest whicli it wm produce. We say that the stock oi the Pacific Mail Company is cheap at 2uU when it earns 20 per cent, divi dends, and that of the Erie ifailroad Compa ny is dear at 70 when it earns but 3 per cent, dividends. But suppose we multiply Pacific Mail Company stoct to two thousand million dollars, with the same per cent, ot earnings, what would be the result 1 Could the market take this stock without lessening its price,and displacing other securities to au equal amount? Mr. Gladstone no doubt truly reflected the financial opinion ot England when he took occasion to inform Pamameut “that with proper legislation American bonds would be the best securities in the world—that our rev enue bills were uow producing two hundred millions of dollars a year beyond our necessi ties to pay interest and current expenses. ’ And at that veiy time the Ways and Means Committee of Congress were devising means to reduce our revenue one hundred millions a year. Yet United States securities, bearing 0 per cent, gold interest, are to-day selling at HU percent. This very clearly illustrates that solvency—the mere tact that a bond will be paid at maturity, and the lact that it bears a high rate of interests, does not govern its value. It other evidence i3 wanting it can be made still plainer by asking why a ton of coal, a barrel of flour, the notes of au individual or of the Government, are one price to-day, an other to-morrow, and always widely fluctuat ing during the yearThe answer is touud in the law ot supply and demand. When we divest ourselves ol the mistaken idea that Govern ment bonds are governed by a different prin ciple than other securities, we cau realize our true financial position, and not till then. When tlieie are more buyers than sellers, the price goes up; when more sellers than buyers, the price goes down. The causes which govern Actuations In bonds are several. 1. Quantity. 2. By what class of men. 3. The value of money. 4, and lastly—not first—the real value and earnings of the security itself. nrst, men, u is eviuem tuat me world ean I not invest taster than the accumulation of its ] earnings. It requires a very long time to ab sorb the vast amount ot securities we have is sued. If the ltothscbild’s desire to invest a hundred millions in United States securities they must first dispose of a hundred millions of other securities To whom and what the effect / The certain loss on their sales would balance the pros pective gains on their purchases. There be ing just so much mouey in existence, if the property which it represents should be doub led in quantity, the price per item would be only half as muoh. lienee every dollar of new security created dilutes and reduces the value ot all. Our debt is too large, and has been too suddenly created to be stable in price, what ever interest it may bear. 2. The stability ol securities is affected by the strength ol holders. We ate well aware that the high rate of interest and the patri otic appeals made to our people during a time of k'reat national excitement, placed many of these securities in the hands ol merchants, meeliau.’cs and laborers. Many business men purchased ."*10,000 in the morning, and had them deposited as collateral tor a loan of $y,5u0 before 3 (/’clock. The lower the inter est, the more stable will be the price of the se curity. Only our A store and G'rards will in vest in three per cents., while men of moder ate means, savings bank depositors, will inv tt in seven per cents. When business slagnites and iaber is jjjji'C'varded, these latter glasses must seU—sell for ffbat they can get. Now suppose tll«f some day capitalists make up their minds JWfft we are liviDg b* yond our income, and a withdrawal of c<~- f dence takes place for only fbifty days; that they should call in their loads pud re' fa to put them out except upon largely Ir KWli and different qualities ol margins, qd 11 -t we have not got the margins. W'l at ’ .a .es place/ Why, a rush to sell securities, mer chandise, property— anything whfeb wiil bring legal tenders and pay debts, three hun dred millions of whieh mature weekly. The banks hold but sixty millions of legal tenders. If you draw ten millions, they must curtail thirty; If you draw thirty, where are they ? If when you go to Wall-street to sell twenty thousand dollars of Government securities, you meet your neighbors there with a million —yea, with a hundred millions—who is to buy / The price goes down to 100,95,90, and when it reaches 89—just this arbitrary, fixed figure—all of the bills of the fifteen hundred and odd 10 per cent. National Bunks are at 1 per cent, discount; at 79 those bills are at 11 per cent, discount, and those of the 20 per cent banks are affected in the same ratio. Biilholdera will endeavor to protect them selves by flocking to the banks. A panic sets In, intensified by the participation of every man, woman and child who owns a ddllar bill. The price of these securities will go os mueu lower than a mere tight money market will carry them, as a derangement of the curren cy wiil add to the depressing tendencies. The bonds may still draw their interest, but that cannot control their price. Abraham Linroln. The following narrative of a very curious love passage in the life of President Lincoln is taken from a lecture delivered recently by his law partner, Mr. Wm. H. Hern don, of Springfield, Illinois. The relations of the two men were most intimate. During the period of their association in business, there was never a moment of estrangement, and when Mr. Lincoln lett Springfield in 1881, he asked as an especial favor that his name Slight remain on the sign as before. Mr. -^ - J- ——— Herndon Is now engaged upon a biography of Lincoln, which will be replete with in formation respecting his early Ufe. The ex planation of the situation which the lecture rather obscurely teveals, is said to be this: the young lady who found herself through no lault of her own, engaged to two men at once, supposed her former loyer to be dead before she came to know Mr. Lincoln. After she had become engaged to Mr. Lincoln, his ri val reappeared. It has been copjectuted that Mr. Herndon was himself the rival in the case, but that is a mistake. His acquaintance with Lincoln began sometime aflet the alfair which he thus relates: Ladies and gentlemen, friends—enemies, too—give me the good, kind, sad and tender comer of your hearts to-night, not forgetting your heads. Ann Kutledge was a beautilui girl of New Salem irom 1824 to 1835. She was bom in Kentucky, January 7, 1813. She was a giandehilil of the liberty-loving, patii otic Kutleuges of South Carolina, Her lather was bom in South C&roliua amid the echoes of the cannon's revolutionary roar. Mr. Lin coln lived in New Salem from l«30 to 1837, and boarded for a while with Cameron who was the partner ot Mr. Kutledge. Mr.’ Lin coln soon changed his home. ±ie went and boarded with Mr. James Kutledge about the years 1833 and 1834, and then and there hist became welt acquainted with Ann Kutledge. He may have known her well before that time. 1 have no space here to give a description ot this beautilui, amiable and lovely girl-of nine teen. She was gifted with a good mind. Three good and influential men ot the little village of New Salem simultaneously letl in love with this girl—A. Lincoln, Mr. - and Mr.-. The third man she quickly rejected. He was a geutleman; so was Lin coln ; so was-. AU these were strong men, men of power, as time demonstrated. Circumstances, tate, pro vide nee, the iron chain of sweeping events, so willed it that this young lady was engaged to Mr. Lincoln and Mr.-at one and the same time. No earthly blame can be attached to the girl, and none to the men in their hdelity and lioner to her. It tall so happened, or was decided by tate. It shall in truth be explained hereaitet to the s itistaction of all. It Is a sad, thrilling story. The young girl saw her own condition. Her word of prom ise was cut to two men at the same time, bolh of whom she loved, dearly loved. The consciousness of this, and the cundict of du ties, love’s promisjs, and womauly engage ments. mode her think,grow sad, become rest less and nervous, bhe sutler,'U, pined, ate not and slept not. Time and struggle, as sup posed and believed by many, caused her to have a raging lever, ot which she died Au gust 25, ISoo. she died on a hum seven miles north, bearing a little west, ot New Saiem, and now lies buried in the Concord graveyarn six miles north, bearing a lime west of New Salem, and four rndes from 1’eters buig, -loianuui i-inconi loveu miss Ann ltut ledgo with ail liis soul, mint! ana strength.— Sue loved him as dearly, teudeiiy auu ailec tionately. They seemed made m lieaven lor each other. As beiore remarked, sue was ac cidentally, innocently and noncstly engaged to A. Lincoln and Mr.-at one ana tuc same time, it is said and thought tuat me young lady was conditionally promised to Mr. Lincoln, to be cousinumatea upon her release from her hist eugugeureut with Mr.-. The primary causes, laets and conditions wlucn led to this complication shaii be related to you at another tune and place, 'l ucre is no dis honor in it to any of me three, in her con llicls ot honor, duty, love, promises and wo manly engagements—she Was taken sick. She struggled, regretted, grieved, became ner vous. bne ate not, aiept not, was taken sick of biain lever, became emaciated, and was last sinking m the grave. Lincoln wished w, see her. hue siicutiy prayed'to see bun. t he hiends Ol both ponies at hrst reiu-ed the wish and prayer 01 both; still me wishes am. players or both prevailed. Mr. Lincoln uiu go to see ber about August Id, iedo. Thc meetuig was quite as much as either cornu bear, and more man Mr. LincoUi, wim ail bis coomuss ai.d philosophy, couid cuuure. The voice, the features 01 uer, the love, sympathy and interview, laalened memscives on his heart aud soul forever. Heaven only knows wnat was said by me two. God omy knows wrhat was ihougut. Dr. Jason Duncan, 01 New Salem, about September, ioJJ, huu shown and placed in Mr. Lincoln s bands, me poem caneu, in short, now, "immortality, * or properly, “U, why shomd the spirit 01 morUu oe pi-uudV” ltememtier, Miss itutledge dieu on August 20, 1830, and was buried in the Concord cemetery, six miles north, oearing a littie west ot New Naiem, as stated beiore. Mr. Lincolu has stated tuat bis heart, sad and broken, was buried there. He said in addi tion. to the same friend, "1 cannot endure the thought that the sleet aud storm, dost and snow of heaven, should beat on ber giave.” He never addressed another woman, in my opinion, “youis aliectiouaiely,” but signed bis name, "your lriend, A. Lincoln.1’ AoraUam Lincoln was by nature, more or less in ten dency, abstracted, and bad the power of con tinuous, conceuuated thought. It may be, is alleged, that he was a warm, ardent, and more or lass impulsive man beiore 1 and ot this L give no opinion. He never did caie ior ieod—eating mechan ically. lie sorrowed and grieved, i am tiled ov er die hins aud tluougu me forests, day aud night, lie suffered and bore it ior a while like a great man—a philosopher. He slept not, ho ale not,joyed not. Tuis he did untu his body became emaciated and weak, and gave way. His mind wandered than its throne. In his imagination he muttered words to her he loved. His mind, his reason somewuat doihruued, walked out ol itsell along the uucolumned air, and kissed aud em braced the shadows auu illusions ol the heated brain. Love, future happiness, death, sorrow grief and pure arid perieet despair, me want of sleep, me want of food, a cracked aud ach ing heart, severe and intense thought, soon worked a partial wreck ol body and mind. U has been said that Mr. LLicoin became aud was totally insane at that time and place._ This is not exactly the truth. The dethrone ment ot his reason was only partial, and could alone be detected by bis ciose friends aud sharpest observers, lurough the abruptness oi I bis sentences, aud the sharp contrasts of his ideas and language. The friends of Mr. Lincoln—-men, women and children—begged him to quit his home and place of business. They coaxed and threatened h;m by turns in order to get him to quit the places and scenes ot his sor rows and griefs. His women friends tried their arts on him. Men begged and held out stiong inducements to go into the country_ The boys and girls ot the town and neighbor hood aided and assisted the older people all they could. All tricks were detected by the man the whole people so dearly loved. Bolin Green and some of his and Lin coln’s special friends, at last tried their pow ers. They succeeded in throwing Lincoln off his guard by rubbing him of his suspicions.— Mr. Lincoln, In September, went down to llo lin Green s in consequence of the pressure thrown on and around him, and in the space of a week or ten days, by Bohn’s humor, gen erosity and hospitality,his care ami kindness, aided by the womanly sympathy, gentleness’ aud tenderness ot his wile, Lincoln soon rose up a man once more. He was visited daily by men, women, boys and girls, whose couversa- 1 tlon, stories, jokes, witticisms, fun and sport, soon roused up the mau, thus euabling him to momentarily throw oil’ sorrow, sadness, grief, pain and anxiety. They walked over the hills with him, danced for him, read tor him, laughed for him, and amused him in a thousand ways. He evidently enjoyed all as man scarcely ever enjoyed two weeks since. He got well and bade adieu, for a short season to Bolin s kind roof and generous hospitality. Mrs. Bobu Green still lives, God bless hei ! and survives her own husband, and their ward and guest. Mr. Lincoln went back to New amem, as thought, a changed, a radically changed man. He went to New Salem about i the last ol September A. V. lt&5. He now ODCe more picked up, took up, and lead aud reread the poem called •‘immortality,” cr, “Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be pr ui?” |Ie saw new beauties In It. He seized it, and it seized him—a mutual seizure aud arrest. "He learned It by heart, commit ted It to memoir, and repeated It over and ov er to his friends. How To Take Care Op a Piano.—We co py the following plain and simple directions forthe proper care of pianos from a contem porary: It should bo remembered that the pianoforte is susceptible to the change of tem perature, and when tuned in one temperature will bo out of tune in another. Good and well made pianofortes will stand in tune if they are tuned at proper periods. Many people, as they wish to avoid expense will let their instruments remain lopg' ojst of tunc, which is a great detriment to them, gs they are less likely to stand well after having been so left. Wo will offer a few hints in reference to the matter. A pianoforte ought justly to be tuned twice a year, at least. First, when you commence with a fire in the room; second when a tire is discontinued. By following this course you have the best guaranty that the instrument will remain in tune for the longoat period of time. Again, the instru ment should not be suffered to remain below concert pitch; if it is for years tuned below, it will never alter stand up to the pitch without a neat deal of labor, if, indeed, it ever stand at all. Many otherwise beautiftil instruments are nearly or quite ruined for want of proper at tention to these simple facts. Yet it will never answer for a professional tuner to recommend these things; it he does, the people will sus pect him Immediately of selfish motives, and say that he is planning for his own advantage. Owners of pianofortes who are not acquainted with the nature of the instrument ought to bear these facts in mind, when, by a yearly outlay of a tiifling sum they might save them selves Infinitely more than they really expend, by the preservation of their instnuseat, in which they have invested so mnoh. British American .flutters. —The Quebec Board of Trade has been considering the feasibility of winter naviga tion of the St. Lawrence. The committee to whom the Inquiry was entrusted, havo ascer tained that “no Insurance could be effected during the months of January or February, and that the premium by steamships sailing early in December or in March would prob ably be 5 per cent.” As the extra Insurance on the cargo of a steamship on these terms would more than double the freight by rail from Quebec to Halifax, no winter port on the river cau be considered available for commer cial purposes. The Chronicle, nevertheless, believes that the mouth of the Saguenay would offer a safe and convenient landing (or troops and military stores at any season. —The Sherbrooke Gazette complains bitter ly of the lingering delays of the law in the trial of the Fenian prisoners, at Sweetsburg. Mr. Devlin, the counsel for the aesused, inter poses too many “frivolous, technical objec tions,” it appears. “ Really,” says the Gazette, “when we look at those brigands coming iuto the Province to murder and steal, and at the dilatory, slip-shod fashion in which the trials are conducted, people can hardly be blamed for resolving that such a farce will not be played again with their consent, and that If Government permit and sanction such pro ceedings, they will, on another occasion, take the matter iuto their own hands.” Amiable Gazette I —The Toronto Christian Guardian has the follow hig decided hit: It appears certain that the United States au thorities have captured Surratt, aud ho is iu danger of beimg tried and executed. We hope we are not transgressing our usual limns, when wo suggest mat the Cauadiau authori ties should mimeuiately apply to the United States authorities for a "copy of the proceed ings in the case," coupled with a declaration that, they could not but regard with displea sure the execution of the extreme penalty of the law in die case of the pnsouer, nuniuuoh, as the crime is "eminently political." —The Toronto Globe reports that the con demned Fenian, Thomas Smith, laughed sev eral times to McDonald who wus in the dock with him, while his death senteu.e was being pionounced. —The Globe strenuously opposes tho pro posed arrangement for equal rates over tho Great Western aud Grand Trunk railways be tween competing points west ot Montreal, declaring that such an arrangement will lead to consolidation by act ol parliament, arid that consolation will create a monopoly which will be, in the words of Mr. Provincial Secretary McDougali, “dangerous to tbe elvil and religious liberties ot the country." —The Globe alto throws cold water upon the project of the Huron and Ontario canal and is assisted in this sprinkling process by Mr. George Laidlaw, a produce dealer, of lo ronto. Mr. Laidlaw declares that the canal would be lxHli costly and useless. It is doubt ful, he says, it the canal would aave a single day in transportation (rom Lake Miobigan to Lake Ontario, while the tolls would more than counterbalance this slight saving la tima. Mr. Laidlaw farther urges that the commer cial policy of the United States is not gene rous enough to encourage the Canadians to build canals (or our advantage. It It Is quite convenient, we would like to have she Globe or Mr. Laidlaw inlorm us juat what degree of generally would encourage our neighbors to build a canal solely for our convenience. —The Charlottetown Examiner reports that there has been a ministerial crisis In Prince Edward's Island and resignation of tbe Ministry. That paper thus gives the cause of difficulty: “For a considerable l.me there have been some dissensions in the ranks of the Conservatives, party owing to the (cre ed retirement of the Hon. Attorney-General from the Council. Mr. Palmer and his follow ei s were ranged on one side; Col. Gray and tho Messrs. Pope, with then followers, on tbe other. The misunderstanding arose out of the confederation question." The Examine, states that “the Liberal Party stands sadly hi need of reorganizing.” The St. John (X. B.) Globe alludes to the ruuior that the Confederation delegates from the maritime I r evinces to England are cu their way home, and says “it is about time tie' delegates did return, for they have been living long enough at the expense of this people,' which is as ungrateful as anything we remem ber in the history of republics even. —'lire Quebec Chronicle draws a happy au gury for the success ol the Confederation scheme, from the tact that at a celebrallou oi St. Audrew s day in London, notwithstand ing the presence of Mr. llowe and his col league trout Xova Scotia, whose sole businors in England is to pre' eut Coulederation, “pub lic speakers and writers like Lord Eiclro and Dr. Mackay [Chaales—Good time coming, boys] did not hesitate to speak ot the imme diate prospect of uniting the British Ameri can possessions in one grand Confederacy.”— The Chronicle infers that Mr. Howe's opposi tion must have entirely subsided, which In ference, inasmuch as it rests upon an assum ed infallibility oiaDr. Mackay m point of good manners, we are obliged to reject. We remem ber the Doctor’s impertinences when he was in this country as the special correspond ent of the London Times. —Canadian politics are rather worse than American. The Toronto Globe, disgusted with the nominations tor munia.pal officers In some of the Toronto wards, says ‘ the only thing to be done is to pick put the worst men and vote against them.’’ The Sherbrooke Ga zette, tu the course of '‘a liit.e plain dealing" with the Kicbmond Guardian,declares' that the Guardian states what is false, and what—If the editor has read our paper—he knows to be lalae.” The New Yoik press however rivals these amenities. Here Is something worse from the Quebec News: The Itelief Committee has reoeivad altogeth er a round sum of 8300,OOP. Out of this it has disbursed about 875,000 since tbe fire, and of this latter sum 8-31,000 bas been paid to friends and relatives ol members of tbe itelief Commitee fur articles of clothing, tbe refuse of their stores, which were ef Little or no use whatever to the sufferers. There is, therefore, a balance ol 8325,000 to be applied to some purpose or other; and as the Itev. Mr. Li acme, the itev. Mr. Durocher, the Sisters ol Chanty, aud others who have been charged with tbe distribution ot relief moneys, toil us that uo more distress exists, and that tuo very few ap p.yiug lor it are net characters worthy ui relief, it is worth while to inquire what is to be done with that sum. We kuow that a considerable amount will have to be paid away in the shape of salaries to Mr. Cauchou's friends, aud tor office reut.dkc., still the greater poitiou of tha relief Lund will remain in the banns of tbe treasurers. \\ e have beard it stated, and we believo with truth, that the moneys now in the bauds of the treasurers of the Itelief b und wii. not be parted with before June next*— About that lime there will bo a general elec tion, either for the Corned* rate Parliament, or for the Canadian Legislature, which expires by the const tution. Mr. Caucbou, with this poweriul lever, win be in a position to wipe out the rouge element in St. Jdocb, and got himtelf elected us the future repiesentative ror that important portion ol the oity of Quebec.— There are wheels within wheels; but tuo Clev erest of political diplomatists will tail to traoe the scheinos and tricks of the clique who have already subverted our municipal system tot their own purposes, and will not stop short until they have throttled and slleuoed public opinion wherever itdaies tq show itself in op position to their interests and wishss. We are glad to remember that such aharg«f> designed lor political effect—as these evident ly are—lound no countenance in Portland. Such a slander was started in tha beat of the canvass, at Hartford or New York, bat waa contradicted by both tbe Dawoeratio papers here. _ A Political Satire.—The Amarlem News Company have Just Issued a pamphlet with tiio title, “W1 warn Junction, by ha Very Dickens,” in which, in Imitation of i Dickens’s last Christmas story, a number of , tales are collected, concerning, In this case, i what the author calls "swinging round the : circle.” The table of content* will give the i reaaer some notion of what is meant: 1. The Main Line—The ’Umblo Individual A J. , 2. Branch Line No. 1—Tho Mon who runs the Machine W. H. 8. j 3 Branch Line No. 2—The Boy at the Wigwam H. J. B 4. Branch Line No. 3—Bendandy fernanjamin Wood box Brothers, B, <& F. W. 6. My Maiden Speech In Con* grass, 0. Sermon at tha opening of the Philadelphia Wigwam, A, t* jV - -—'