Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, January 4, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated January 4, 1867 Page 1
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l> £*£ • - ->■ * -» I Established June 23, 1862. Vol. 6. PORTLAND, FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 4, 1867. Terms Eight Dollars per annum, in advance. llliv PORTLAND DAILY PRESS id published everyday, (Sunday excepted,) at No. 1 Printers’ Exchange, Couiincidal street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, PROPRIETOR. Terms Eight Dollar? a year in advance. TIIE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the auie place c very Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, n variably in advance. Kates ok advertising.—One inch of space,in englh 01 column, constitutes a “square.” per square daily first week: 75 cents per week alter; three insert ions, or less, $1.00; continu ns every other day alter first week, 50 cents. Halt square, three insertions or less, 75 cents’ one week, $l.iii»; 50 cents per week alter. Under head of “Amusements,” $2.00nersauare per week: three insertions or less. $1.50* H .Special Notices,$1.25 per square for the first in sertion, aud 2o cents pci square for each subsequent nseriion. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State ’(wliu U has a large circulation in every par ol the State) lor $1.00 per square for first insertion* and oO cents per square ibr each subsequent inser tion. BUSINESS CARDS. W. F. TODD, Dealer in Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, EVE GLASSES, &c., No. 25 I'm- Si., f*oi*tlHud. C^*Kepafring done anti warranted. u sep3dtlj 11.M.BBE WBMf (Successors to J. Smith & Co.) nianutaciuiTr of l.«*nther Ueltiug. Also tor sale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, Etllf l H and 111 MS, sept3dtt n ’ill fongiTNM Street. IF. 1*. FEE EM AN &CO., li pBiolstercrs and Manufacturers ot FURNITURE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Spring-Beds, Mattresses, Pew Cushions, No. 1 Clapp’N II lock- fool ChcNtnut Street, Poirilnud. W. P. Freeman, D. W. Deane. C. L. Quinby. anglOtt n A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers in Stoves, Manges & Furnaces, Can be found in their NEW BUIEOINO ON EI.T1E ST., (Opposite the Market.) Where they will he pleased to see all their firmer customers and receive orders a* usual. augl7dtf n II. P. DI3ANE, Counsellor and Attorney, No. 8. <'litISlock, ('ongre.8 si. £3^“ Particular attention giveu to writing Wills, Contracts, Deeds and Legal Instruments. July SI, ItGB. dtf W. H. CLIFFORD, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, —AND— SOLICITOR OF PATENTS, NO. 8 CLAPP’S BLOCK, augQdtl Congress Street. CHASE, CRAlfl & STORTEVANTj GENERAL Commission Merchants, Wlduery’8 Wharl, Poktlasd, Me. OctlOdlt HOWARD A CLEAVES, Attorneys k Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M NE. Office Xo. 17 Free Street, Near Middle Street. Joseph Howard, jy9ti n Nathan Cleaves. M. PEARSON, Gold and Silver Plater —AND— Manufacturer ol Silver Ware, Temple, Street, first door from Congress Street? PORTLAND, ME. May 19—dlv n A. WILBUR & co., 112 TreinoDt Street, Boston, Importers and Dealers in WELt’ll and ATI felt I PA IV HOOFING SLATES, of all colors, and slating nails. Careful attention paid to shipping. a aug22-Cm JABEZ C. WOODMAN, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Has sirred Ids Librnrr. Office at2 2 1-2 Free streot, in the Griffith block, ward story. n .jylldtf BRADBUBY & SWEAT Counsellors at Law, *49 CONORENN STIIEET, Chndwicl: Mansion, opposite Uniiod Slates Hotol. Portia ud Manic. . Bion Bradbury. nov 9tt J .D.M. Sweat Beering. Milliken k Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STiiEET, augOl-dtl' Portland, Maine. JOSEPH STORY lVurh>u Marble t'o. Manufacturers and Dealers in Enameled Slate Chimney Pieces, Bkac*eis, Pier Slabs, Grates and Chimney Tops. Importer and dealer in Eng lish Floor Tiles, German and French Flower Pols, Hanging Vases, Parian, Bisque, and Bronze St&tuctis and Busts. Glass Shades and Walnut Stands, Bohe mian and Lava V ases and other wares. 112 TREASONT STREET Studio Building _aug22—(im n BOSTON, Mass. SHEPLEY & STltOUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OFFICE, I Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex change street. 0. F. SnEPLEY. jystl A. a. 8TROUT. J. T. SMALL & CO.r Wholesale and Retail dealers in Groceries and Provisions ! Highest cash prices paid for Country Produce. tST“Consignments receive prompt attention. dec7dlm NO VZ Mill! STREET: PEBC1VAL JiONNEY, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, Morton Block, Conyress Street, Two Doom abou- Preble House, PORTLAND, ME. uqv19 tf DAVIS, MESERVE, HASKELL & 00., Importers and Jobbers of Pry Goods and Wootens, Arcade 18 Free Street,] F. DAVIS, \ 1. HASKETT: \ PORTLAND, MR e. chai-.m m I _____ novo’fir,,] 11 B. CLAUSE <£ Cb7 can he found AT 29 MARKET SQUARE, UNDER LANCASTER HALL. Boots and Shoes for Sale Cheap. jylO dd r rr. r. Phillips <l co7, ' Wliolcs:iBe Druggists, *48 Fore Street. oct 1<-dtt CHAS. d. SCHUMACHER, FRESCO PAIUTER. At present to lie (blind at Ids residence 244 CUMBERLAND, hkad of mechanic street. jySOtt JO IIX IF, DAXA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St. Dec 6—dtf JIOSSA- fii'ii'Al, ' PLAS T E H EBB, PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL STUCCO AND MASTIC WOM'EES, Oak Street, between, Oougress and Free Sta., PORTLAND, ME. Coloring. ■Whitening: and Wliile-Wnslilng prompl y attended to. Order:- trout out el town solicited. May 22—eltt S. L. UARLETON, ATTORNEY AT RAW, 27 Market' Square. Sept 2 tn] i I ii 1> O L I, | IV M A U I L l£ E IT, -1 w At tlit old stand ol E. I>ana, Jr rx - T>1 , APOiHEC ARIES, Peering Block, Corner ot Congress and Preble Sts., C PORTLAND, ME. tJ.^*t ?n»a,lcl.^>oliiebt'‘ciJl utfs»CLeiiji03l6, Fluid Ex f oilc* Ttides, Ptrlmm ry, and Fancy Goods. l>i' dej uifi*i!irefeCr^^onH caretu^v prepared, either •Hmt’ I;“arle>' % Wreenloat, woo nan been at thia •s^taS<r uuml*r 01 yo“s-wni "“ssr m/lSNESS CAKDS. W. W. THOMAS. Jr., Attorney and Connsdlcr at Law, [Chadwick House,] 249 Congress Street. \ ocUi-dly J U. HUDSON, JR., ARTIST, 27 Market Square, au£2l0iiui _PORTLAND, ME. WM. W. WHIPPLE, _ Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE, PORTLAND, ME. &H82___ tl IF. H. WOOD & SON, BROKERS, No. 178-Fore Street. ’•* y7 tf McCOBB & KINGSBURY. Counsellors at Law. OFFICE OYER H. H. HAY’S J>’dJunction of Froe & Middle Streets. H. M. PAY SOX, STOCK BROKER. No. 30 Excliauge Street, PORTLAND, ME. no21dtf COPA KTNERSUIP. NOTICE. THE Cupar#iership heretofore existing between Edwin Churchill, Frederick Behrens, James E. Carter and M. B. Clemonts, under tlie firm name of E. CH UliCHILL & CO., is this day dissolved by lim itation. Either of tho late partners is authorized to use the firm name in liquidation ot outstanding accounts. E. CIII KCHILL Ac CO. Portland, Dec. 31,1866. THE BUSINESS OF E. CHURCHILL A CO., Will becontinuod by tho undersigned, under the same firm as heretofore. EDWIN CHURCHILL. JAMES E. CARTER. Portland, Jan. 1, 1867. jamMw 7 N O T I C E . 1HIE 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. 80 Commercial 8t..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. Pcrlland, Jan. 2, 1607. d2n. Copartnership Notice. MR. IRA J. BATCHELER is admitted a partner in our firm, and also tlie firm of Portland Pack ing Company from this date. DAVIS, BAXTER & CO. Portland, Jan. 1,1867. dim C3sT*Star please copy. Dissolution. BY mutual consent, JOHN H. 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. Jau 1—dlw Copartnership. THE undersigned have this day associated them selves together under the linn name of FICKETT & GRAY, to do a Paint) Oil and Varnish Business in all its branches at 187 FORE STREET. JEROME B. FICKETT, Jan. 1,18G7—tf WILLIAM GRAY. Copartnership Notise THE undersigne 1 have formed a copartnership 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. 20, 1608. J. L. WILLEV. Wj? shall continue tie B0UT 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 work tor both ladies and gentlemen made to order from the best of material and by the best of workmen, and warranted in every particular. Re pairing neatly done at short notice. JOXE8 & WILLEY. Persons indebted to me are requested to make im mediate payment, as, owing to the change in my busi ness, all my old accounts must be settled bv the first of January. B. H. JONES. dec27 <ttf Dissolution. fT^HE firm heretofore existing under the name X of STANWOOD <£ DODGE, Is fills day dissolved by mutual consent. FERDINAND DODGE, Continues the Produce and Fancy Grooery Business, At liis NEW STAND, • \o. lO Market Street. £3/* Accounts of the late firm to be settled at No 10 Market street. dclfidtf Dissolution of Copartnership HP HE copartnership heretofore existing under the I name or CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is tlds day dissolved by mutual consent. All jiersons bold ng bills against the firm, are requested to present them for payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at 337 Congress Street. CALVIN EDWARDS. WILLIAM O. TWOMBLY. The subscriber having obtained the fine store No. 337 C'lpgrcss Street, will continue the business, and will Mbep constantly on hand PIANO FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which he can sell at the manufacturer's LOWEST PRICKS. Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS. OLD PIANOS taken in exchange. £Jf ’ Orders for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. WM. G. TWOMBLY. Novomber 26, 1866. dtf Copartnership Notice. rpHE undersigned have this day formed a co X pf.rtnershp under the style and firm of Morgan, Dyer & Co., And have purchased of Messrs. LORD & CRAW FORD their Stock aud lease of store No. 143 Commercial Street, For t he purpose of transacting a general wholesale business in IF. I. Goods, Groceries, Flour and Provisions, £3pToii*igiimtnts of Cooperage. Lumber, Country Produce, Arc., solicited, and shall receive personal and prompt attention. A. P. MORGAN. 1 J. W. DYER, J. E. HANNAFORD. PoTand, Sept 10,1866. sep25dtt rnifE l.^DlilKKIG.XKD have tunned a Co JL partnership tor the purpose of transacting a Clothing and Furnishing Goods business, under the firm of ROBINSON & KNIGHT, At 388 CONGRESS STREET. O'NEIL W. ROBINSON. „ , STEPHEN D. KNIGHT. nttland, Dec. 8, 1866. dll BLANCHARD’S Improvement on^Steam Boilers! o MWJSissi-sMMsri oltcn asked how can this be saved, m? 'WSfmlwri h is invented a boiler that takes pericct contra? nt 111 tiro heat and makes it do dtfiy tfttemS very simrnc in Us construction; alter the tLCinp i. i„ motion tne snookepipe is closed light, and iEu waVi,. hen' tarried through heaters heating the steam to any temperature deshed; the remainder carried through the water heater, using up all tire wasle heat but 200 degs, j the heat being reduced so low there «an be no danger of setting fires by sparks thrown from engines, which will add much value to this invention, besides the saving 1-3 the luel For particulars Inquire oi WM. WILLARD. Corner ofCommcrcial Wharf and Commercial St. A Neiv Place Just Open! WHERE you call buy real Freneli CAEF SKINS and Philippe and Canaud’s SARDINES. Juat rocciveil from Pans, now in bond, and lor sale in lots to suit customers by H . I? E V RET, Office over the Fish market, Jan2d2m*_FEDERAL_STREET. Go to Adams A Purinton’s FOR your Housc-luniishing Goods oi all kinds; Carpetings, and all kinds ofCrockery, Glass, Tin, Stono, Eartlrom and Wooden Ware, Paper Hang* tags, WidUow Shades, Ac, Ac. noZJtUm REMOVALS. 11 E M O V A L, EVANS & PUTNAM have removed to the Cor. of Federal and Exchange Sts., Over Loriug’a Apothecary Store. dec31 d£w REMOVED. strodtI gage, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over Lering’e Drug Store. 8- C. STBOUT. U. W. OAOE. dec31_ d&wtf OUT OF THE FIRE ! B. F. SMITH & SON’S New Photograph Rooms, —AT— NO. 16 MARKET SQUARE. aug20__dtt G. G. DOWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT August 30,1860. n dtt It EMOVA L! TDK Merchants National Rank Will remove on MONDAY, Nov. 12, to the OFFICE OF H. M. PAYSON, 32 Exchange tSt. oulOdtf HftUDEN & PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 2291-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House. A. B. HOLDEN. Sep5tftl H. C. PEABODY. Harris & Waterhouse; JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps and Furs. Portland, Dec. 3d 1806. HARRIS «£ WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers In Hats, Caps, and Furs, have removed to their New Store, No. 12 Exchange Street, F. R. HARRIS. de4tf J. E. WATERHOUSE. R E M O V A~lT! HEALD BROTHERS, HAVE removed trom their old stand, No 206 Fore Street, to Nfo* 1 Franklin Street, Between Fore and Commercial, next door to llum ery and Burnham’s Packing Bouse, where they \ml continue the BOTTLING BUSINESS in all its branches. Country orders promptly attended to. Lee 22—*12 w ANDERSON AND CO.’S HOOP SKIRT AKD CORSET STORE, is removed to 328 Congress St., opposite Mechanics’ HalUnjyiodtt O. M. A D. W. NASH have resumed business at the head ot 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 lu, ^66. n dtt DOW Sc LIBBEY, I on a ranee Agents, will be founa at No 117 Commercial, corner ot Exchange St. Home Ottice of New York; National Ottice ot Boston; Narragansett Ottice of Providence; Putnam ottice of Hartford; Standard Ottice of New York, nnd oilier reliable ottices, ar e represented by this agency. John Low. jy25dtl F. W. Libbey. VRON, OREENOIJGH ATcO.,Puts, Hats, Caps and ltobes, 164 Middle St„ over T. Bailey 4f Co. juli7U WOODMAN. TKJLTE Sc CO., Wholesale Lry Goods, No. 4 Galt Block, Commercial St. Jul 17—dtt MLT1CE. H. j. LIBBY CO., Manufacturers and Commission Merchants. Counting Room over First National Bank, No. 23 Free street, second story.iyll ti J AH H It ONE MEKUILli. Leater in • Watches, Jewelry, Masonic Regalia, and Mili tary Goods, No 13 Free street, Portland. Same store with Geyer and Caleb iyI2dtf EAGLE M1LLS, although burned up, the Pro prietors, Messrs. L. J. Hill & Co., are now pre pared to iurnish Cott'ees, Spices, Cream Tartar, &c, at their new place of business, No. 100 Green St. An Order Slate m.<y be louud 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 • romptly atten cd to. Goods at (he low sl prices. jullCtt H PACKARD, Booksell, r and Stationer, may be • found at No. 337 Congress St., corner of oak St.__juliett RS. WEBSTER if CO., can be touftd at the store • ol C. K. Babb, Clapp’s Block, ifo. 9, where wc offer a good assortment of Clothing and Furnishing Good* at low prices. jul 16 QMJTH &' RElED. Counsellors at Law. Morton ^ Block, Congress St. Same ontrance as U. S. Ar my offices. iyl2dtf ALL READY to commence again. C. M.. & H. T. PLUMMER White and Blacksmiths, having re built on the old site, No. 12 Union St, would be pleas ed to answer ail orders tor Iron Railings, Doors, Window Shutters, Gratings, &c. Particular attention paid to Gas and Steam fitting. The eastern exprenn co are now permanently located at No. 21 Free street, and prepared to do Express Business over all tl:e Rail road and Steamboat routes in the State, and West by P. S. & P., Eastern and Boston & Maine Roads to Boston, connecting there with Expresses to all parts of the country. For the convenience of our customers on Commer cial and Fore streets, an order book lor freight Calls will be kept at office of Canadian Express Co., No. — Fore street. J. N. WINSLOW. Jy24 tf___ JA E. M. RAND) Attorneys and Counsellors, • No. 16 Free Street, near Middle. jul.3 DYE HO UNE -NOTICE—Persons liav ng left orders at 101 Exchange street, can ijow find ihem at 324 Congress street; opposite Mebhan cs* Hall, where we shali continue our business in all its various branches and at lower rates. figp^.aaies’ Dresses dyed for $1,00. All other ar ticles dyed at equally low rates. Jul 176mH. BURKE. A if S. E. SPRING may 1)9 found at the store of Fletcher if Co., corner ot Union and Commer cial streets. iyll ti 'M’ATHAN Gould, Merchant Tailor, lias removed to No. 16 Market Square, oVer Sweet sir’s Apothe cary store. jylO—tt BOOTH, Shows, Hals and CUlhing. Bexj. Fogg may be found ready to wait on customers at No. 4 Moulton strtet, foot Exchange. jul20 KiT^RH. 200 M. imported ana domestic Cigars for sale by C. C. MITCHELL & SON, jull3tf 178 Fore Street. WN. DYER, can be found with a new stock • of Sewing Machines, ol various kinds: Silk Twist, Cotton—all kinds and colors, Needles, Oil, &c. 166Middle street, up one flight stairs. jul17eod DEIIhOlH A WEBB, Attorneys and CouMnellorii) at the Boody House, corner of Congress and Chestnut streets. jy26 Bv nfoN d. veSSIixT Counsellor at Law, No. 19 Free Street. jull4 LEW IN PIERCE, Attorney and Counslllo at Law, No. 8 Clapp's Block. ju!21 New Store, 349 Congress Street, (Up Stairs.) II. W. SIMONION & CO., HAVE opened a Ladies’ Furnishing Store, con taining a good assortment oi Hoop Skirts, Corsets, Under Clothing, Merino Verts, Collars, Call's, Worsted and Fancy Goods. French Stamping Done to Order. 349 Congress Street, (Up Stairs.) OCt£i4 dtf. To Contractors and Builders ! SEALED Proposals will be received till TUES DAY, January 15th, I8f>7. 10 o’clock A. JV1., for building a Meeting-house for tno First Parish in Yar mouth, Me. Plans^specificatinns, etc., may be examined by cal Ung on Building Committee, at Yarmouth, during tnc first two weeks from date herein; after which time, until the opening ot said bids, the plans may be seen at the office of the Architect., Geo. M. Harding, 214 Free street, Portland. The proposals may be left with the Committee or Architect. The right to reject any or all “bids” not ueeined satisfactory is hereby reserved. GILES LORING, 1 A. L. LORING, I Building REUBEN PRINCE, 1 REUBEN MERRILL. Committee. CHARLES HUMPHREY,) Yarmouth, Dec. 24, 1866. d2w $100. $10O WAR CLAIM OFFICE. Patterson & Chadbonrne, IVloitou Block, 2 doors above Preble House. THE new Bounties, under the law approved Jul; mh, I860, Increase of Pensions, Arrears of Pa* i [ Prize Money, and all other claims against the Gov» cr“J}ient> collected of short notice. The necessary Hanks have been received, and claim ants should filo thoir claims promptly. Frank G. Patterson, late Liout. 5th. Me. Vote, Paul Cdadbourne, late MnJ. lsUMe. Cav. Oct 16-dtf n Portable Steam Engines, /COMBINING the Maximum of effletenev, dure bility and econ'unjr with the minimum of weight and price. They arc widely and laxuraBly known more than UOO being in uae. All warranted satis factory, or no sale. Descriptive circulars sent on application. Address S. C. HOADI.CV ft CO. __ , Lawbencb, Mass. Not. 6, 1866 3md. TXTAREHOUSE on Customhouse Wharf. En VV quire of LYNCHj BARKER & CO., novldtf 188 Commercial street. INSUHAAICk ~:n~o w IS THE TIME TO INSURE! WITH THE GREAT Mutual Life Ins. Co., Ol New York. Cash Assets, $18,000,000. Increasing at the rate of $500,000 per me*tb« Another Grand Dividend! WILL be made on the first ol February next. Those who insure at this time will derive the benefit of that dividend, which will add largely to the sum in-ured, or may be used in payment ot fu ture premiums. It is the best New' Year’s (iii't I A man can bestow on his iamily, in view of the un certainty of life. I Many Policies now subsisting with this Great Company are yielding a labge lni bease, as the j following cases will show. . No of Am’t Am’t of Dividend Policy. Insured Prem. Pd. Additional 618 $3500 2252,25 $2710,22 63G 500 201,23 375,02 77C7 8000 3099,20 4836,87 7862 5000 * 2608,00 3217,84 10325 1000 359,80 544.52 10793 3000 1066,20 1579,53 4146 1000 533,90 685,93 12410 1500 410,93 623,24 SUIT*” Many more cases with similar results and names can be furnished to those who will fhvor us with a call at our office. Do not ttiil to examine into the advantages this Great Company presents before Insuring else where, by applying at the Agency of W. D. LITTLE dr CO., Office 79 Commercial SL. Up Stairs. fi^“Non-Forfeiting, Endowment, Ten Year, and all other lorrn of Policies are issued by this Company ou more favorable advantage than bj any otherCoin 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 tlie following First Class Fire 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 Proridence, B. I. Atlantic mutual, Of Exeter, N. H. And are prepared to place any amount wanted on Good property, at the most favorable rates. lyEAKM AND VILLAGE Property, and CITY DWELLINGS and Household Furniture insured for a term of years, on highly tavo- able rates. L SSES PROMPTLY ADJUSTED AND PAID as heretofore, at our office. Every loss ot these of fices by the great fire in this City, was paid up with out any delay, difficulty or discount, (oi more than simple interest,) to the entire salislactiou of all the parties, to whom we are at liberty to refer. Doc. 27 dtf SPECIAL. NOTICE —OF— Life Insurance! TTAVING been appointed General Agents for J.-1 Maine of the old New England Mutual Life Ins. Co., Of Boston, Mass., being the oldest purely Mutual Life Ins. Co. in America, we wish fitly good, active agents to work in the different cities and villages throughout ♦he State. None need apply unless good relerence ran be give. The Co. is 23 years old and has paid in dividends $1,247,000 00 and over $2,000,000 00 in loss is by death. It has now a well-invested accumulated Capital of over $l,u00,000 00. The Co. formerly made md paid its dividends once in live years. A Divi lend will be made up in Nov. 1800, and annually thereafter, and available one year from dale of Poli cy. Applications for local Agencies will be made to RUFUS SMALL & SON, Gcn’l Agents, no2Ui3m_ Biddelord, Me. FARMERS OWNERS OFJLJVE STOCK. The Hartford Live Stock Iiis. Co., Cash Assets, - - - $170,000 All Paid In ana Securely Invested, Is nr.w prepared to issue Polices ou HORSES, CATTLE, and LIVE STOCK ot ull kinds,against DEATH 01 THEFT at moderate rates of Premium. Farmers and Owners of Valuable Horses, Stable-keepers and others, Now have an opportunity to in urc with a sound and reliable compauy, against loss by FI HE, DISEASE, I or ACCIDENTAL CAUSES, and from THIEVES. POLICIES ISSUED BY W. JD. LITTLE & CO., General Agents, At Office. No. 79 Commercial Street, And in Lancaster Hall Building, Market Square, PORTLAND. {[^“Canvassers and Sub-Agents Wanted. Dec 14—d&wCw REMOVAL. Sparrow’s Insurance Office is this day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the new and commodious rooms NO. 66 EXCHANGE STREET, IN TIIE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where he is now prepared to place insurance, in all its forms, and for any amount, in companies second to uo others on the globe, and on the most lavorable teems. Parties preferring first class insurance, are res pectfully invited to call. November 5,18GG. dtf Ocean Insurance Company. Annual Meeting. THE Stockholders of the Occnn liikiirance Company, are hereby no tided to meet at the Ollicc ot said Company, on Monday the 7th day of January, A, D. 1667, at 3 o’clock P. M„ lor the pur pose of choosing Seven Directors for the ensuing 3 ear and lor the transaction of any other business which may then be legally acted upon. _ , GiiO. A. WRIGHT, Sec’y. Portland, Dec. 11,1866, dec 12 dtd LS. Twomblcy, General Insurance Broker, • would inform bis many triends and the publ’c generally that he is prepared to continue the Insur ance Business as a Broker, and can place Fire, Life and Marine Insurance to »ny extent in the best Com p ;nies in the United States. All business entrusted to my c re shall be fhitlit’ attended to. Office at C. M. Rice’s Paper Store, No. 16$Fore St, where orders can be left. iull6tf Canal National Bank. THE Annual Meeting ol the Stockholders of the Canal National Bank of Portland, for the elec tion of seven Directors, and for the transaction ot any other business that may legally come bclore them, will be held at 188 Fore Street,on Tuesday, the 8th day of January, 1867, at 3 o'clock P. M. B. C. SOMERBY, Cashier. Novembers, dtd Second National Bank. THE Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the “Sec ond National Bank, Portland” for the election of Directors, and any other business which may legally come before tliem, will be held at Nos. 188 and 190 Fore street, (un stairs,) on TUESDAY, 8th January next, at 3 P.M. „ , ^ W. H. STEPHENSON, Cashier. Portland, Dec 7, 1866. dc8dtd Casco National Bank. 11HE annual meeting of the Stockholders of “The Casco National Bank of Portland” tor the elec tion of seven Directors, and for the transaction of any other business that may legally come bclore them, will be held at 190 Fore street, on TUESDAY, the eighth day of January next, at 3 o’clock P. M. E. P. GERRISH, Cashier. Portland, Dec, 7, 1860. dim “The National Traders Bank oi Portland." THE Stockholders of this Bank are hereby notified that their annual meeting will be held at their Banking Boom No 21$ Free st., on TUESDAY, the 8tli day of January next, at 3 o’clock P M, to choose five Directors tor the ensuing year, and to act on anv other business that may legally come before them. EDWAltD GOULD, Cashier. Portland, Dec 7,18CG. dc8dtd merchants National Bank. THE Shareholders in this Bank are hereby notified tliat the Annual Meeting for the choice of Direc tors and the transaction of such business as may le gally be brought before them, will be hohlen on Tues day, January 8tli, 1867. at 3 o’clockj*. M., at the of fice now occupied by tbe Bank, No. 32 Exchange St. CHAS. PAYSON, Cashier. Portland, Dec 7.1866. dc8-2awtjan8 Cumberland National Bank. THE Stockholders of the Cumberland National Bank ot Portland, are hereby notified that there will be a meeting of tlie Stockholders held at their Banking Boom, on Monday, the 21st day of January. 1867, at 3 o’clock Pt M., for the choice of Directors, and the transaction ot any other business that may then come before them. SAMUEL SMALL, Cashier. Portland, Dec. 18, l‘,C6. deciydtd Cape Elizabeth Wharf and marine Railway Company. Notice of tbe Anuunl Meeting. THE Stockholders of the ab >ve Corporation are herebv notlliod that their Annual Meeting will be held at'the Counting Room of J. W. Dvnit, Esq., on Commercial Street, on Monday Jan. 7th, If*07., at 7 o’clock in the evening, for the purpose of choosing ti tee Directors, Clerk and Treasurer tor the e suing year, and to act on any other business that may le gally come before the meeting. LEMUEL «OBB, Clerk. Portland, Dec. 27, I860. dtd* For Sale, A SUPERIOR lot of DRIED PEACHES In Bar rels, Bags and tierces, by _ cTb, ROGERS, No 133 Market St,, PtclSUCw Pblladulphia, BUILDING. LUMBER, Wholesale and Retail. BOARDS, PI auk. Shingles ami Scantling of all sizes constantly on lian«i. Building material sawed in order. ISAAC DYER. auglltf No. uj Union Wharf. (i-reat Inducements FOB PARTIES WISHING TO BUILD. THE subscribers otter lor sale a large quantity oi desirable building lots in the West End oi the city, lying on Vaughan, Pine, Neal, Carlton. Thomas, West, Emery, Cushman, Lewis, Bramhall, Monu ment, Danfortli, Orange a ad Salem Streets. Tliev will sell on a cred t of from one to ten years, U desircu oy tne purchasers. From parties who build immediately, no cj sii payments required. Apply at the office o the subscribers, where lull particulars may be obtained. J. B. BROWN & SONS. Portland, May 3, 18G5. ma 3tt ArcniTfiCTPRB & kt\gi n i:i:riivg. Messrs. ANDERSON. BONNELL * CO., have made arrangements with Mr. STEAD, an Architect of established reputation, and will in future carry on Architecture with their business as Engineers. Par ties intending to build are invited lo call at their office, No, 306 Congress street, and examine eleva tions and plans ol churches, banks, stores, blocks oi buildings, <yc. j jg WM. II. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Map'.e Street. General Agent lor the State tor H . W. JOHNS 9 Improved Roofing, For buildings ot all kinds. CAR and STEAM BOAT DE4 KING. ROOFING CEMENT, for coat ing and repairing all kinds oi roofs. PRESERVA TIVE PAINT for iron mid wood work, Metal fiooft, Ac. COMPOUND CEMENT, for repairing leaky shingled roots. BLACK VARNISH, for Ornamen

tal Iron work &c. Full descriptions, c reular. prices, &c. Airnislied by mail or on application at the office, where samples amt testimonials can be seen. sep12dtf A GREAT RUSH -AT F*. M. FROST’S, -FOR BARGAINS! NO BIG PROFITS, NO DULL TRADE But Crowds of Customer Who are receiving Blessings by buying Goods Cheap Blankets at Old Brices l Only ¥4,75 per pair. Fancy Shirting Flannels! ONLY 50c FEU YARD. flood American Prints. 1 Shilling pr, yd. Bleached and Brown Cottons, Ar LOW PRICES I Thibet's, Shawls, Cloakings, Bear ers, Poplins. Drew Good* of all Descriptions. WOOLEN GOODS FOR MEN & BOV’S WEAR! taf* All of the above Goods will be offered at a GREAT REDUCTION ftom regular rates. Remember! No. 4 Dcering Block. Dec 8—d^wtf SHORT & LORING, Booksellers & Stationers, 31 Free, Center Center Street*, Have on hand a full supply ot Law, School, Miscellaneous and Blank Books. STATIONERY' OF ALL KINDS, Oash, Post Office and Envelope Gases, Leif ter Presses, Pen Backs, &c. We have just relieved from New Vorlt a full supply ol PAPER HANGINGS, New patterns and Choice Styles. DRAWING PAl’Elt OF ALL SIZES. Give us i »iall. — Sh#« Sc Iiorhig, 01 Tree-, Corner Center Stiec JyCOtt G rp -p a TV/r ICIIIMD SOAPS ? LEATIIE& GORE, WOULD solicit tlie attention of the trade and consumers to their Standard Biands of STEAM REFINED SOAPS, -viz: EXTRA, FAMILY, NO. 1, OLEINE, CHEMICAL OLIVE, CRANE’S PATENT, SODA, AND AMERICAN CASTILE, All of SUPERIOR QUALITIES, in packages suita ble f r the trade and lamiiy use. Importing direct our chemicals, and using only the best materials, and au our goods aro manufacti^pd under die personal supervision oi our senior partner, who has had thirty years practical experience in the business, we therefore assure the public with con 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 arc enabled to furnish a supply of Soaps of the Bent Qualities, adapted to the demand, for Ex* port aiid Domestic Consumption. LEATIIE A GORE’S STEAM REFINED SOAPS I SOLD DY ALL THE Wholesale Grocers Throughout the Slate. | JLeatlie & Gore, 397 Commercial St, 47 Sc 49 Bench Street, PORTLAND, MAINE. March 2f—dtl 14 JOHN KINSMAN ' ' DEALEB IN . O A & FIXTURES —AT— 25 Union St., PORTLAND. '^UT' Aug 20 dtf CHRISTMAS -AND YEW YEAR’S. AS THE HOLIDAYS ABE APPROACHING P. M. FROST Has a fresh Stock oi Kid Gloves To Offer at Low Prices l 500 Pra. ofWorld-renowned Trefousse, at only $1,50 500 Pr*> of Clothilde, at only 1.00 No. -A Deei-ing: Block, CONGRESS STREET. Dec 22—d&wtf “ DIVIDEND. THE PORTLAND COMPANY will pay a Divi deml of Three Per Cent free from Govern ment Tax, at the Merchants National Bank, on and after the 21st inst. to all stockholders borne on the books of the Company on the 15tli inst. THUS. LINCOLN CASEY, Treasurer. Portland, .Tan 2d, 13C7. ja3d2w Portland Laundry. Orders received at the Office of the Forest City Dye House, No. 315 Congress Street. Notice is hereby given that, the Pori land Laundry has been reoiwiied by the subscriber, who has been many years connected with the well known Chelsea Dye House and Laundry, and with the experience thus acquired lie is now prepared to do all ilescrip* tions of Laundry work in a satisfactory manner. Jy9d6m A. T. CRAWLEY. Agent Oysters9 Oysters. THIS received a splendid lot Virginia Oystgrs, and tor sale at$1.60per gallon, solid; All orders by mail or express promptly attqi td , ed to. Oysters delivered in any part of the city. II. FREEMAN & OO., dec22dlm lOl Federal Street. Miss LUCY A. HENSBN, Succes^r to Mrs. A. Hrwley, FASHIONABLE ITAIKl DRESSER, respectfully informs the Ladies of Portland and tv~ clnlty that she is now ready attend to Shampoo Dyeing and Dressing Ladies' hair at the shortest notice, and will wait on all who may kindlv tended her their patronage. All orders left at M.r. J. Part ington’s Confectionery Store, or at Miss L. A. He» seu’s residence, comer of Alountfort and Sumner ■itruols, will to punctually attended. dcc21d2w* Portland <£• Machias Steam Boat Company. THE Stockholders of the above named Comparer are herebv imtitled that their Annual Meeting will be held at tue otlice of Kom At Siurdiv nuA. Til Commercial Street, on Tuesday the 8th day of January, 18 7, at 2 o’clock P. M., lor tlie purpose of choosing five Dtreetors, and to transact any other lou siness that may come before than. Dec. 2S, 18CC. WIiXaM K0SS’ Baltimore Family Flour and Rye Flour. 100 BBLS. BALTIMORE FAMILY FLOUR, 19 BBLS, RYE FLOUR, just received and lor sale by CHASE BROTHERS, dee‘22 OTTtf Head Long Wharf. I DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. Friday Morning January 4. 1867 -_■ — Governor Chamberlain’* Addrea*. It is a pleasure to read such a state paoer as the Address, which we lay before our read ers to-day. “It will only be expected of me,” says the Governor, “enterlrg a field so differ ent from those in which I have hitherto been engaged, and with little opportunity in an of ficial capacity to acquaint myself with the working of many of our institutions, to pre sent such general considerations upon the condition of the State,as a knowledge of her re sources, a pride in her high record, a deep faith in her future, together with the opportunity of judging ber from a distance in comparison with others, may suggest as suitable to the occasion.” Such general considerations as Governor Chamberlain otters, with the specific recommendations to which they lead the way, views which gain so much in breadth and sym metry from the slight removal of the point of observation, are precisely what we need at this juncture when the changed condition of the country invites, if it does not compel, a change in our industriesgind all our great Interests are seething together in a process of transition and change—as we may reasonably hope—for he better. The only topic of special importance in our relations to the National Government con cerns the pending Constitutional Amendment, which has been received irom the State De partment at Washington. This amendment, the Governor hopes, will be tatified by the Legislature, as no doubt it will. The pretend ed '‘rights” of the rebellious States, the Gov ernor regards as clear-headed men, accustom ed to respect iacts and with but little respect for theories which do not square with facts, are apt to regard them. “When men stake their cause on their strongest arguments and fail,” he says, “it is poor logic to urge weaker ones.” The Southern States tried to carry their point by force of arms, and failed. How can they undertake to dictate terms now? The Governor recommends that the pension act, which expiies in February, be continued in force, and that provision be made for aged and destitute parents of deceased soldiers and sailors. There ought to be no objection to this proposition. He further recommends that measures be takeu to secure the exclu sion of deserters and runaways from the draft, from the polls. Not advising a complete or ganization of the mititia at present, he suggests that the volunteer companies now authorized should be encouraged. The subject ol education is briefly but ade quately treated. The two most important ed ucational institutions in the State are beyond a doubt the Normal school and the Agricul tural college. The liberal policy recommend ed toward the Normal school will be unques tionably judicious. The suggestion that the trustees of the Agricultural college should be men who can and will attend the meetings of the Board, ought uot to be neglected. It de pends wholly upon the choice of these men, whether this enterprise, so promising, so suit ed to our needs, shall prove a magniiiccnt suc cess or a pitiful failure, and we take leave to add that crotchety, meddlesome trustees are quite as dangerous as indilTerent and neglect ful men. Their authority must be delegated, when the school goes into operation, to the Instructors, who while then' general course is marked out tor them ought not to be hamp ered by constant interference in matters of detail. • Governor Chamberlain thinks in regard to the death penalty, that we ought either to make our practice conform to the law, or to make the law agree with onr practice. Why not indeed dispense with the hangman finally I Coming finally to the business interests of the tetate the Governor warmly recommends a hydrographic survey ot our principal rivers, and a repeal of that section of the constitution which torbids the State to lend her credit to her own great enterprises. The survey is de signed to develope and advertise our magnin ceut water power, as has been suggested by Mr. Waiter Wells, in a recent article publish ed in this paper. The credit of the State i3 needed, in the Governor’s opinion, to complete our railroad system and prepare cur water power for use—both important objects, tend ing directly and powerfully to develope the resources of the State. We aie disposed to believe however that the end would be gained as well by legislation permitting towns not simply to loan their credit but to take direct interest in such enterprises as they are dis posed to tavor. It is better to let the people have a voice iu the management of railroads at least; and it is better to let the tax payers decide tor themselves whether to invest in them or not. Other suggestions which merit favorable consideration are those touching assistance to be ftirnisbed to the Historical Society in pro curing important documents from abroad, and the adoption of the metric or decimal system of measures, as authorized by Con gress and recommended by the libard of Ag riculture and the Superintendent of Common Schools. We cannot regard the scheme for a consoli dation of the British Provinces as in any de gree so objectionable to this country as the Fiench invasion of Mexico. We had a right to protest against the violent subversion of republican institutions on our Southern bor der. We cannot with so good a grace object to a change in the relations of the British colonies to each other and to the mother country. The opposition to confederation comes chiefly from the Maritime Provinces, and the inhabitants of those colonies have never been friendly to this country. The sub ject however is too important to be discussed in a paragraph. We hope Governor Cham berlain will take occasion to express his views unon this topic more fully. We have dissented from one or two of the suggestions of this Address, respectfully as is due to their source, honestly, as is due to our ■ own convictions. Nevertheless, there is but a j single passage in the document which, if It were possible, we would be glad to see chang ed. Gov. Chamberlain says, speaking of the returned soldiers of Maine, “ The doubts ot their loyalty which some pretend to entertain, need not distress the patriots who were so glad to trust them a few years ago.” The allusion is too direct to be misunderstood. We shall not affect to misunderstand it, and we declare it to be, not intentionally of course, but nev ertheless actually, unjust to a large portion of the party which elected him. Nobody lias at any time pretended to doubt the “ loyalty” of the soldiers. There were loyal men and loyal soldiers who favored the President’s policy last summer. Henry Ward lieecher was one of them. The Republicans of Maine did not fa vor that policy, and when General Chamber lain was proposed to them for a candidate, they wanted to know how far he agreed with them. They did not doubt his “ loyalty” for a moment. They did not know and until the convention had actually assembled could not learn that he had ever acted with the party. At the last hour his friends realized their blun der, ftimished the greatly needed information, and thereby secured his nomination. If Gov. Chamberlain supposes the uncertainty which prevailed respecting liis political views was not real, he is greatly in error. If it was gen uine, he must admit that the caution shown by his opponents was natural and right. His position is now well understood. It Js fully acceptable to the entire party. Ifis time that the misconceptions and jealousies of June should cease, and perhaps the best way to make an end of them is to bring them to light as the Governor has done, so that they can j be corrected and cured. Ecomnr *" Door Mbntting. Are all our readers aware how much they may save in one ot our long winters, by simp ly shutting the doob? In many families, where wood is worth five dollars per cord—in cities it costs about double that prepared for the fire,—twenty-five or even fifty dollars, to say nothing of comfort,may be saved every year, which is enough to purchase five cords of wood. The “Country Gentleman” him this matter oil'well. Especially do we commend what he has to say to those very polite women, who reserve their long adieus till they can stand in the open outside door in a cold day: ‘‘Some persons when they make calls seem never to have their tongues fairly loosened, till on leaving they get precisely in the door way—Ihsre they stand rolling out loug and easy sentences, each one piomising to be the last, for some two, three, five or ten minutes. Now, for a very brief calculation of the waste by this conduct. Bold a lighted can dle to the door—the current will sweep the flame as rapidly as walking with it three feet per second, (two miles an hour,) consequent ly, through a door a yard wide and two yaids high, a cubic yard of warm air passes out per second through the upper half of the opening, and a cubic yard of cold, damp and chilling air comes in per second through the lower halt. All this will be proved by holding the candle first at the sill and then at the top. One cubic yaid of warm air thus lost every second, is sixty cubic yards every minute that the door is thus held open by the visitor or by Betty. This is positive robbery—we leave it to our readers whether it should not be Indicted by the Grand Jury. We prefer ventilation in 8->me other way, and wounk echo our friend s injunction,’‘Shut the uoob!” GOVERNOR’S ADDRESS. Gentlemen of the Senate and lie use of Repre sentative!: The period at which we meet is marked by peculiar favors; and it is befitting that we should acknowledge the beneficence of Him in whose hands we are, and grateftilly recognize our increased obligation of obedience and love. The clouds under which at some former times yon have assembled here have rolled away. Many anxieties with which this year began have been dispelled in its course. The baud of pestilence has been stayed beyond our borders. The last surges of the civil war, whose fearful undertow sucked away our youth und strength, have now subsided. We have welcomed home the last of our soldiers and sailors who shall ever return from their country’s defence, and sought the precious dust of those who are left as hostages for her peace. We have cheered as we could the fainting hearts of widows, and filled as best we might the empty hands of the fatherless, We have looked our sorrows fairly in the face and found that we could bear them. And though devastating fires have swept through some of our fairest towns, yet they have been the occasion of bringing out lateut activities und fraternal sympathy, which are of no less value to society thau more perishable goods. The season has been kindly, the laud has smiled with haivests, and everywhere en ergy and enterprise are striving to make good such losses as can be repaired. FEDERAL RELATIONS. Especially should we congratulate ourselves upon the moral aud political aspect of affairs. The result of the war has been the vindication of the country’s cause, as against that of sec tion ; of manhood over the system of master and slave; of the liberty which means law, right, humanity, over that which is lawless, barbarous, aud insolent. The people have car ried out the pledge inherited from the fathers, to defend the foundations of this government with life and fortune and sacred honor. And since the contest of arms has Ceased, we have seen the people rally with a majesty and might even more sublime, to re affirm at the ballot box the vital points of the issue which baseneis or cunning sought to elude. Thus the coun try, fresh from the field of her blood, with ban ner unpolluted, and legend unobscured, pro claims to the world anew her declarations t f great truths, and her own attested, uncon querable devotion. In this great verdict the people of Maine have borne a leading and a brilliant part. Un der circumstances which reki -.died all slum bering opposition, they have spoken with a ma jority unparalleled and overwhelming. This was not merely the calm expression of opin ion, but the impassioned declaration of a will, the awful oath of eternal enmity to wrong. At the close of the war the secession clement was completely disorganized and broken. The South as a taction was disintegrated. The war tor secession had revealed the selfish motives and reckless means of its instigators, aud had bred bitter dissensions. The Confederacy was held tugether only by military ibice. Aud when vanquished with its own weapons, it laid down its arms, its people were ready, looking at their necessities auu their interest, to accept such terms as they knew they coulu expect from a victor whose magnanimity was proverbial to a fault. And it is not hazarding too much to assert that had no particular pol icy of reconstruction been interposed, aud nothing been attempted but to provide against suffering and protect personal rights in the South until the assembling of Congress—the rightful authority in the matter—the whole country to-day would be in relations far more satisfactory both to North and South. Now, however, the distracted elements have beeu united; the spirit of tiie rebellion has been re vived to hopes it had abandoned, and with its diverse passions harmonized end excited to the key note of a battle-cry, the South stands in solid and bristling phalanx. ane terms wiucu uau ueeu proposeu were neither hard nor humiliating. W'e did not place ourselves on the extreme boundary of our rights, nor plead the precedents of conquerors. But with a magnanimity without parallel, the people of the United (states in the proudest mo ment ol their victory, had been willing to tor get the sorrows and uurdens precipitated upon them by the rebellion, and restore the seceuiug (States to the fel owship of the Union upon the simple condition that the pretensions of seces sion be repudiated, and that the providential and inevitable results of tue war us affecting the rights of American citizenship should lie recognized in goon iauu, auu practically un bodied in enactment and institution. The len ient measures proposed by Congress were de signed to enable the South to take the first step towards return with as little humiliation and as good a grace as possible. But these good intentions were thwarted, and so it hap pens that to-day the duty is stin belore us of securing the great results which Providence, and not our own foresight, has placed in our hands, and of which the same great Power will hold us to strict account. As affecting the rights and relations of States the decision is not obscure. There are those indeed who raise the cry that we would destroy State rights and center all power in the Ra tional Government They press history into service, and condemn us by an argument from analogy, and by a mere illustration. They claim that the tendency of all Republics has been to centralization of power, until the spirit and even form of liberty was lost But History does not tell of liberty won and lost. Men and . nations have striven for it indeed, and failed be cause they weie unworthy. There has been no perfect liberty yet. The goal is still before us, not behind us. We more onward, not in perpetual rounds. We have a higher part to act than to imitate the examples of former greatness, or take warning by the iate of lost Republics. We work by deeper principles, by better comprehension, by wiser faith in man hood ; ifnd we have other destiDy than to be slaughtered by the old syllogism—centraliza tion. corruption, ruin. The theory we have es tablished is not that the nation is all and the States nothing; it is rather this, that on all questions involving the rights aud interests of all the States, we owe a paramount allegiance to the Union, in short that the ultimate author ity of the government is not in the will of each State as such, but in the people of the United States. The great safeguard iu this principle of the majority is not iu the barbarous maxim that might makes right, but iu this, that in a Country like ours the capacity and opportuni ty for tormingjust opinions is so universal that it is more likely that each individual should be right than that he should be wrong. And tbe people nave now mane tncmseives the “Great Lxpouuders of the Constitution.'' They have settled lurevtr the meaning of its provisions and tne extent of its limitations.— They have shown what they mean by the dec laration that all men are created equal. They have decided that this is a Republic of tbo People and not a Republic of Municipalities, like those which in ancient Greece and medie val Italy gave token how unstable is even Lib erty when it does not represent the broad and deep ideas ot humanity. They have not, how ever, abridged the rights of States. If they have insisted on the uuties of States as well, it is because they are parts of a concentred sys tem, where there are centripetal as well as cen trifugal laws. One without tbe other would ensure ruiu. Balanced and preserved they ensure that union which ig better that unity.— The rights of States, therefore, every lover of his couutry will jealously and vigorously de fend. This being the case it cannot but be de sirable that the States of the Rebelliou should return to their relations of perlect equality with the other States as soon as will be consist ent with the public welfare, and the proper se curing of the objects for which the country was founded and defended. And for this no doubt the people of the North are williug and anxious to do everything in their power. But we are struck with amazement and thrown up on our guard when we see those who with scorn and contumely spurned tire Constitu tion, and defied the Government, and sought with violence and cruelty to destroy the UoisS) now demanding, with equal effrontery aua the same spirit of violence, without an apology tor the past, without-a guaranty for the luture, the unconditional restoration ot their rights under the Constitution, their place in the Un ion and their prestige m the Government. This is so little in the spirit ot surrender as to seem like mockery ot triumph. It ig Catiline; who, instead of being banished for his treasou. comes into the Senate and shares in the public counsels. Gentlemen, an appeal to arms is a desperate resort. It involves the suspension of certain privileges, the abandonment of certain rights, the forfeiture of certain claims. The old rela tions cannot be restored without a new treaty. They who resort to this highest arbitrament kuowm to nations, must take upon themselves, whether willingly or not, its legitimate and in evitable consequences. War is not a game whtsre there ig everything to win and nothing to lose. Those who appeal to the Law of Force, should not complain if fts decision is held as fiual. When men stake their cause ou their strongest arguments aud fail, it is poor logio to urge weaker ones. Aud when men make arms tlieir arbiter and are defeated, they can neither eXDect to dictate terms to the victor, nor to plead with effect the original rights aud privi leges which they abandoned for a m ere decis ive trial. What they may claim are the terms which honor may ask of valor or mercy ol po w elAs I und wet ind It we accepted this gage of battle not .-imply to restore certain States to their form r— to force them back to the exercise of the high privileges which they held Of (0 little worth, out to pmtnl the Integrity I ol the Union a* a necessity of our N tional ex I isteuce, to keep taith with our fathers, to \.n , dicate tho ideas on which the Nation was iouuu i ed, and which we believe are yet to woik cut | f >r it a high destiny. And in this view wc are | disposed to bo neither vindictive nor exacting. But we do demand that the States lately in re I hellion shall concede to the loyul spirit ot the land the guaranties eiientiul to our iutiuG sa.e I ty as a Union. Less than that we cannot ask wittioutdaugcr and dishonor. Whether we shall hsk more or not depends on the spirit in which we are met. Tho Constitutional Amendment submitted to the people at the last session of ! ba° **«“ received at tho Executive I u ^a tme“ ' an,d il W‘U become my duty to lay it before you. Imperfect as this was, as haz arding one of the very fruits of our victory by placing it in the power of the South to intro duce into the Constitution a disability founded ou race and color, still as it was the best wis dom of our Itepreseutatives in Congress, and at least a step in the right direction, at thu same time that it smoothed the way lor the re turning South, and especially as it was the de clined issue in the recent elections, good faith doubtless requires us to suppert it. If we are willing to ratny this and abiue by it jt will sure ly testily our ;oncili»tory disposition. The amendment, however,seeuis to be received with marked disiavor by a majority of the Southern Stales, and as a measure of policy towards those States, may yet tail. Be it so. If our magnanimity was too great or premature, the South will have saved us the trouble ot reced ing. By their rejection of it the question will again become an open one. Our next piopusal will uot be less regardful of the rights of hu manity. ->or need we be greatly distressed ll all tlie fruits of this struggle be not speedily gathered. If the complete settlement ol these questions is long delayed, It will doubtless be tor some deep reason, as were our checks aud reverses in the early stages of the war. We shall thus be lorced to malce thorough work of our recon-* struction, anti establish ourselves oil louuda* tious that will stand. Let not the South grow desperate that they ace held lor a time in that abnormal position in which they placed them selves, nor let us be too greedy to grasp for un timely truita, and thus fail ot the riper ones._ The settlement of such luoineutuous issues may well demand the kindly influences of time. Loyalty in this State will take no backward step. It can wait, but will nut yield. It will assure itself of victory so tbat it may be safe to show magnanimity. So tar as you have power, you will not permit the issues practically set tled by the war to slip hack into a state of doubt or question, nor that in this delivered country manhood shall ever again be denied to man. It is to be regretted that the usage of tho State docs uot require an address of the retir ing Executive, fraught as such a document would be with the lessons of cxpctience and the suggestions of wisdom. It wilt only be ex pected of me,Centering a field so different from those in which I have l.iiherto been engaged, and with little opportunity in an official capac ity to acquaint myself with the working of maay of our institutions to present such gen eral considerations upon the condition of tbs State its a knowledge ol Ler resources, a pride in her high record,a deep faith iu her future,togeth er witn the opportunity of judging her Aroma distance in comparison with others, may sug gest as suitable to the occasion. MILITARY HISTORY. For a full statement of our military affairs I have the pleasure of referring you'to tho ad mirable ltuport now in preparation by the Ad jutant General, to whose lidebty and untiring labors the State aud the country are greatly in debted. This work will be in itself one ol the most worthy Monuments to the soldiers ot the State. The organizations from this State remaining in the s« i vice at the beeiutiiug ot the last year, have all been mustered out, viz: the 8tb, 11th, ITth, loth, ati.h regiments, and tnu t.c anu txtn Battalion, of In tun try. The services o'these troopa were required for a longer or shorter uuiu alter me amnes weregeuernny aisOaitued but we can now look back on our military histo ry in the war of the rebellion os complete. I m:iv be allowed to ssy that this record is one of which Maine has reason to be proud. Other states may nave given w mstcry more bnnaiut numes, but lor the substantial, effective duties of the war on land aud sea, she may challenge comparison with any. It is uot tor me, here ut least, to recount her deeds or unroll the record ot her fame. The merest statistics will tell witli what spirit the State responded to the country’s call. The tabic ol casualties will show teat the men reached the post ol danger. Bat no written history can tei> of the fortitude, the courage, the heroic devotion which marked tboir career. I lit? WUO.C UUU1UC1 VI U1CI1 aTlUIPU was C.liltiCl upon to luruish tor the war was. according to rnu last statements tiom tlie War Department 72,300. The number lurnishcd, as appears by 'bo Adjutaut Ueueral's reemds, wa. ”2,1)40, ibuwiug an excess ol 080 ov< r the requirements ot the calls. The discrepancy » prouabiy to be accounted for by the varying hgures of tue War Department in the master of calls and credits. These were distribu.ed as follows: In iaud service, whites00,000, coloreu lib; in the navy, 7,754. Of ilie.-e ihe re-enlistments were 3400, and the number who paid commutation Were 2000; leaving 07,543 as the number oi utuu who actually bore arms and went forth to meet •heir country's toes. Ol the lives thus ottered 32.0 met tuerr lace ou the Held, and 5502 wero swept or worn away by the hardships and ex posures of campaigns. A total of 8702. As for the number t f wounded it is impossi ble at present to give an accurate estimate.— rhe ratio of computation is usually live wound ed to one killed in action. This wou.d give 18, 000 as the number whose Wouuds were not mor tal. A tolerably correct estimate of the num ber disabled by wounds or sickuess may bo made by the report of those discharged, mop ped trorn the rolls, or transferred to the Iuvul ld Corps. The number of Maine troops em braced tu this class is 11,300, which auded to the sum ot the dead, makes a loss of 20,101 ot the dower of our youth either killed or serious ly disabled. inese statements, striking as tuey must be, do uot yet comprehend all the loss and disabil ity we hare incurred in the country's defence. It was found to be cne of tho most tuingsin the s rvice toubtiin accurate returns oi the condition and circumstances ol Uie me*. From the nature st the case, and s»intt,uics irow inexcusable negligence, the efficers charg ed with that duly, lulled in many instuncee to give correct returns. Thus it happened that weu who were reported on the muster-out rolls aud discharges as in good health, have reached tlieir hsiuus only to die of wounds or diseases contracted in tho service. Aud how many more who manfully resist us yet the suarp encroachments of disease will be forced to yield to them at last, aud how many will live lives ol pain aud bitterness, with the strength of their youth broken torever, no one can say. So it is evident that onr actual loss is not, and cannot be, shown by any and all records. It is a moderate estimate however to say that for our share of sacrifice for the over throw of the rebellion ten thousand lives have already been given, and twenty-five thousand of our young men are more or less disabled. It is for others to speak of the story written in blood, aud to say what honors shall be paid the dead aud what recognition be shown the. living. The disposition ol our people in this matter is manifest. We greet to-day in every department of your government gentlemen who are witnesses of the public appreciation of those services which put manhood to the test. The returned soldiers and sailors of th-s State do net set themselves up as a political party. They stand us before, with those who stand by their country. Nor do they claim any exclusive or undue share of public honors or rewards. They only wish not to be forced int > a class by the jealousy of a few who have personal aims to accomplish. These fiO.OOO young men hold the balance of power in this State, and they can be trusted. The doubts of their loyalty which some pretend to entertain need not greatly distress the patriots who were so glad to trust them a few years ago. To bear arms in the country's cause is the highest duty of citizenship, and they who hare rendered that service iiave come heme no less citizens aim uu worse mau ocioie. xixvy WUU to DO citizens, uml they only ask that no invidious discrimination should be made against them because they have done their duty. It has been proposed to ereet a monument to commemorate the virtues of tho dead, which shall testify to coming generations our grati tude to heroism. Uut when so many widows and orphans are crying for bread, and so many wounded and over-worn are lying patiently by, hopeless of any active part in tbe country’s rejoicings, 1 tor one feel that our hrst duty is to these. Our perished brave will be content, I am sure, if we show our gratitude by com pleting tbe salvation of a country rescued at so dear a price, and cherish their memory by living monuments of active charities- institu tions which in tbe name and through tbe vir tues of tbe departed, shall be a daily blessing to the bereaved whose Buffering* are also a part of the offering made for the great cause. The aid granted by the last Legislature to the establishment of a liome for the orphaus of soldiers was a worthy beginning. The haste in which of necessity the ease was acted on, left it but imperfectly provided for. Other States have taken great interest in this mat ter, and it is one which 1 respectfully com mend as deserving your consideration. The distinguishing act ol this State towards her bereaved and disabled citizens is the Pen sion law, passed 1>\ the Legislature of 18Htf,fbr the benefit of such Maine volunteers in the war of the rebellion os were credited npou the quota of the State, their widows during widowhood, and in case of their re-marriage or decease, their orphan children under 12 years of age. This act also coutaius the im portant proviso that uono of these persons shall be entitled to its beuctlts in the eveut of their being able with their own labor and re sources and the pension received from ths United States to obtain a livelihood for them selves and those dependent upon them. Tbe statute devolved upon tho Governor aud Council the duty of prescribing rules lor carryiug its provisions into effect, and of de termining the question of the eligibility of ap plicants witli a view to afford tho most equit able, prompt and inexpensive administration of the law. The Executive required tho sev eral municipal autuuntiea ot tnu state to pre pare and present the application of such of their citizens claiming this pension as might be supposed to be entitled thereto, with such an exhibit under oath of the situation ami cir cumstances of the applicant as would best «a able tbe Governor aiql Council to pass judi ciously upon tbe merits of the claim. 8.nee tbe enactment of this law a Congressional stat ute lias increased the allowance ot United States pensions to certain persons of ea'-h class entitled to peusious under the State law, and such persons, therefore, have been generally subjected to a reduction ol their Btnt * pen-ions to the extent of the in< r U. S. pe s ons beyond the amount to which they were prs vious y entitled. This reduction is und.vetoed not to have been invariably enforced, there be ing seme instances in which the health ana circumstances of applicants would not Warrant it by a fair construction of the State law. No appropriation wbateveMeas {legislature for the '