Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, January 5, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated January 5, 1867 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. Established June 23, 1862. Vol. 6. ^ wn » »—*ii»ifinf<i ■*****■— ■ i— ■ ■'■ m« tmmmmmm——— PORTLAND, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 5, 1807. ■■ 1 - ■ ■ ——— Terms Eight Dollars per annum, in advance. l'UE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published everyday, (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 fltr- * .o .. \ropThursday morning at $2.00 a year, nvariably in advance. Kates of Advertising.—One inch of space,in enpihoi column, constitutes a “square.** $1.50 per square daily lirst week: 76 cent‘s per week alter; throe insertions, or less, $1.00; con linn ng every other day alter first week, 50 cents. Half square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one Wcck, #i.uu; 60 cents per week after. Under head of “Amusements,*’ $2.00 per square per week; three insertions or less. $1.50. .Special Notices,$1.25 per square i'or the first in sertion. and 25 Cents pel square for each subsequent nsertion. Advertisements inserted In the “Maine State Press’’(which has a large circulation In every par of the St ate) for $1.00 per square for fir*t insertion* aud 50 cents per square for each subsequent inser tion. BUSINESS cakds. w. F. TODD, Dealer in Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, . EVE GLASSES, &c., No* 25 Five Si., PortiHud. Repairing done and warranted. n sep3dtfj a 7 3i 7 b b e web, (Successors to J. Smith & Co.) ftlaniitactui’er of Lruilier Hulling. Also tor sale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, IMtETS aad BIBS, sept3dtf n 311 Cougrcss Street. W. P. FBEE MAN &CO., Upholsterers and Manufacturers ot FUBNITUBE, LOUNGES, BED-STEAL3 Spring-Beds, Mattreeses, Pew Cushions, No* 1 Clapp's Block-fool Chestnut Street, X*ox*tlaad* W. P. Freeman, D. W. Deane. C. L. Qcinbt. auglOtt u A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers in Stoves, Banges & Furnaces, Can be lound in their AEW BUILDING ON LDIE ST., (Opposite the Market.) Where they will be pleased to see all their former customers and receive orders as usual. auglTdtf n H. P. DEANE, Counsellor and Attorney, No. S. Clapp'* Block, Cou^rvwi Mi. 83^* Particular attention given to writing Wills. Contracts, Deeds and Legal instruments. July 51, ltGU. dtf W. H. CLIFFORD, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, —AND— SOLICITOR OF PATENTS, NO. 8 CLAPP’S BLOCK, ang-dtt Congress Street. CHASE, CRAM & STURTEVANT" GENERAL Commission Merchants, Widgery’s Whurl, „ , Portland, Me. oai6titi HOWARD & CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M NE. Office No. 17 Free Street, Near Middle Street. 4&8eph Howard, JySti n_ Nathan Cleaves. M. PEARSON, Gold and Silver Plater —AND— Manufacturer at Silver Wajfe. Temple. Street, first tleet from Congress Street* ; PORTLAND, ME. May 19—dly n A. WILBUR <t- CO., 112 Tremont Street, Boston, Importers and Doalcrs In WELCH and AilILKICAN ROOFING SLATES, of all colors, and slating nails, Carei'ul attention paid to slapping. _ „ aug22—Cm JABEZ C. WOODMAN,~ COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Has s^ved his Library. Office at2 2 1-2 Free street, m the Griffith block, tliird story. n J7hju; BRADBURY & sVuAT Counsellors at Law, !A4» CONRKEM 8TKEET, Chndwielt Mansion, opposite United States Hotol. Portland Maine. Blon Bradbury. uov »tt 1 . D. M Sweat Deering. Milliken & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, nug31-dtf Portland, Maine* JOSEPII STORY Pecrlifu iffni'ble C'o. Manufacturers and Dealers in Enameled Slate j Chimney Pieces, Brackets, Tier slabs, Grates and Chimney Tops. Importer and dealer in Eng lish Floor Tiles, German and French Flower Pots, Hanging Vases, Parian. Bisque, and Bronze Statue!r» and Busts. Glass Slia.les and walnut Stands, Bolie- ; fhian and Lava Vases and oilier wares. 112 TREMONT STREET Studio Building aug22—Cm n BOSTON, Mass. SHEPLEY & STKOUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OFFICE. T Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex- ! change street. o. r. shepley. jyOti a. a. strout. 3 . T. SMALL & CO.r Wiiolcsale and Retail dealers in Groceries and Provisions I Jiighcst cash prices paid for Country Produce. sar-< .’onsigiuneuts receive prompt attention. decTdlm 1tiO I;4 I.I1II NTRBBTi PERCIVAL BONNEY, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, Morton Bloch', Congress Street, Two lloors above Preble House, PORTLAND, ME. BOVlO tf I DAVIS, MESERVE, HASKELL & 00., I Importers and Jobbers of Dry Goods and Woolens, Arcade 18 Free Street,] F. DAVIS, | l". r: S55K?: [ PORTLAND, mb E. CHATMAN. J_ 110V9’65dlf L>. CLARKE CO. can l»c found AT 29 MARKET SQUARE, csiirn laxcasteh hall. Boots and Shoes for Sale Cheat). jyioati r | iv7r. PHILLIPS db CO., I Wholesale Druggists, ^ctlT-d.^148 F°re Street (’HAS. S(’»| i) jVI ACH15R, FRESCO FAINTER. At present to be found at bis residence 244 CUMBERLAND, HEAD OF MECHANIC STREET jysott__ JOHN W, DANA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St. Dee 6—dtt' itoss a> FKKKY, PLARTE It E It S, PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL STUOOO AND M ASTIO WORKERS, k » j Oak Street, between, Congress and Free Sts., PORTLAND, ME. Coloring. Whitening and White-Washing prompt- ! y attended to. Orders lrom out at town solicited. May 22—dti s. L. CARLETON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 27 Marlcet\ Square. Sept 21—dtt _____ n Kimball <C Prince, \ Uentistw. No. 11 Olapp's Block, Congress Street, Oppo.ilc Old City Knll, PORTLAND. MAINE. (!, Kimbaii, D, D, S, oglQeodtt Fred A, Fringe, BUlSNESg CARDS, w. W. THOMAS. Jr., , Attorney and CounselJer at Law, [Chadwick House,] 249 Congress Street. oclfi-dly J. B. HUDSON, JI{., A K TINT, 27 Market Square, aug21d#3l_POBTLAND, ME. W. U. wool* t£- SON, BROKERS, , .y°- 1^8-Fore Street. *-y7 tl McCOBB <£■ KINGSBURY. Counsellors at Law* OFFICE OVER H. H. HAY’S JY'J Junction of Free & Mkldlo Streets. II. M. PAY SON, STOCK BROKER. No. 30 Exchange Street, POBTLAND, ME. D021dtf wm. w. whipple] Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE, POBTLAND, ME. *ug2_ _ tt —————————a— <?OPA ItTN E KSI IIP. Dissolution of Copartnership, THE Copaitnership heretofore existing under the the name of L. B. & W. A. GRAHAM, Is this dav dissolved by mutual consent. All ac counts ot the late liriu will be settled by L. B. GRA HAM, at lOO GREEN STREET. L. B. GRAHAM, W. A. GRAHAM. The subscriber will continue the Iron Foundry linslnesa at the Shop recently occupied by L. B. «& W. A. GRAHAM, 100 GREEK STREET. L. B. GRAHAM. January 4—dlw NOTIC XT. | — THE Copartnership heretofore existing between i Edwin Churchill, Frederick Behrens, James E. Carter and M. B. Clements, under the lirm i,ame of ! E. CH L KCH1LL & CO., is this day dissolved by lim- | itafion. Either of the late partners is authorized to use the firm name in liquidation ot outstanding accounts. E. CHURCHILL & CO. Portland, Dec. 31,I860. THE BUSINESS OF E. CHURCHILL A CO., Will be continued by the undersigned, under the same i lirm as heretofore. EDWIN CHURCHILL. JAMES E. CARTER. Portland, Jan. 1, 1867. Jan2-lw NOTICE. HpHE subscriber having disposed of his Stock in JL store to Messrs Burgess, Fobes & [Co., Requests all persons indebted to him to call at their Counting Room No. HO Commercial HI..Thom as Block, and settle. Thankful for ]>ast 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, 1607. d2n. Copartnership Notice. MR. IRA J. BATCHELER is admitted a partner in our firm, and also the firm of Portland Pack ing Company from this dale. DAVIS, BAXTER & CO. Portland, Jan. 1,18C7. dim CafStar please copy. -*—«—*-— — ■ -- ■■ iHI Dissolution. BY auioal consent-. JftffN H. If ATT’* in our hrm ceases on and afler this date. The business will be continued by the remaining partuerg under the name and style ot N. P. RICHARDSON & CO. Jan 1—dlw Copartnership. THE undersigned have this day associated them selves together under the linn name of PICKETT & Cl KAY, to do a Paint, Oil and Ynrnisli Business in ail its branches at 1ST FORE STREET. JEROME B. FICKEXT, Jan. 1,1801—tf WILLIAM GRAY. Copartnership Notice TIIE undersigned have formed a copartnership un der the name of *TONES & WILLEY, and will continue the BOOT AND SHOE BUSINESS at the old stand of B. H. Jones, No. Il l Federal Street. B. H. JONES, Portland, Dec. 28,1866. J. L. WILLEY. W$ 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 oi the public patronage. Custom work tor both ladies and gentlemen made 1o 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 c hange in my busi ness, all my old accounts must be settled bv the first ol' January. B. H. JONES. dec27 dtf 1> is 80 I u t i o li . THE firm heretofore existing under the name of STANWOOD <& DODGE, Is this day dissolved by mutual cosscut. F1EBDINAND DODGE, Continues the Produce and Fancy Grocery Business, At his NEW STAND, No. lO Market Kneel. C3P“ Accounts of the late linn to be settled at No 10 Market street. dcIBdtf Dissolution of Copartnership THE copartnership heretofore existing under the name oi CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is this day dibsolvcd by mutual c onsent. All persons hotti ng bills agninst the firm, are requested to present them tor payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at 337 Congress Street. CALVIN EDWARDS. WILLIAM G. TWOMBLY. The subscriber having obtained tbc fine store No. 337 Congress Street, will continue the business, and will keep constantly on hand PI ANTO 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 PLANoS taken in exchange. EJ3T” Orders for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. WM, G, TWOIHBLY. November 26, 1866. dtf Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this day formed a co partnershp under the style and firm of Morgan, Dyer & Co., And have purchased oi Messrs. LORD & CRAW* F<j1U> their {Stock and ease of store No. 143 Commercial Street, For the purpose of transacting a general wholesale business in i. Goods, Groceries, Flour and Provisions, Country •rmon.l J- E.'HaSnaFORD. Pot ana, Sept lo, tsec. sep25dtf rpME U.TDEBSSrtiiSKb have^iormed a Co 1 partnership lor the purp,>se of transacting a Clothing and Furnishing Goods business, under the firm of ROBINSON & KNIGHT, At MS CONKBESS STREET. O’NEIL W. ROBINSON, STEPHEN D. KNIGHT. Portlanu, Dec. 8,18G6. dU A New Place Jast Open ! TITHERE .von can buy real French CALF SKINS ▼ f and Philippe and Canaud’s SARDINES. Just received from Paris, now in bond, and for sale in lots to suit cu tomers by H . PE YRET, Office over the Fish Market, Jan2d2m*_FEDERAL STREET. Port1 Wi'd Laundry. Orders received at ho Office of the Forest City Dve Houso, No. 315 Con j -ess Street. Notice is hereby given that, the Portland Laundry has boeu reopened by the subscriber, who has bem many years connected with the well known Chelsea Oye House aud Laundry, and with the experience thus acquired he is now prepared to do all descrip Laundry work in a satisfactory manner. JySdbtn A..T. CRAWLEY, Ag»nt REMOVAL*. It E M O V A L . EVANS A PUTNAJI have removed to tho Cor. ot Federal and Exchange Sts., Over Loriag’1 Apothecary Store. dao31__ d2w R 10 M O VE 1) . STROUTl gage, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over Loriag’i Drag Store. 8. C. 8TBOUT. U. GAGE. _*«»_ _d&wtf_ O UT OE THE EIRE! B. F. SMITH A SON’S New Photograph Rooms, —AT— NO. 10 MARKET SQUARE. aug20_ n (Hi G. G. DOWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORN ER OF CHESTNUT August 30,18CC. n dtf RE MOVAL! THE Merchants National Bank Will remove on MONDAY, Nov. 12, to llie OFFICE OF H. M. PAYSON, 32 Exchange St. oqlOdtf___ HOLDEN & PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 2291-2 Congress Street, Near the Court Home. A. B. HOLDEN. 86p5t£h H. C. PEABODY. Harris & Waterhouse, JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps anil Furs. Portland, Dec. 3d l8Gfl. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hats, Caps, and Furs, have removed to their New Store, No. 12 Exchange Street, r. R. Harris. de4tf j. e. Waterhouse. K K M O V A L J IIEALD BROTHERS, HAVE removed from ihcir old stand, No 20G Fore street, to We. 1 Franklin Street, Between Fore and Commercial, next door to Rum ery and Burnham's l'ackiug House, where they will continue the BOTTLING BUSINESS in all it* branches. Country orders promptly attended to. !>ec 22—<!2w ANDERSON AND CO. 'S HOOF SKIRT ADD OORSEi1 STORE, Is removed to 328 Congress St., opposlto Mechanics’ Hall.n Jyludtt O. M. <£ I). W. NASH have resumed business at the head of Long Wharf, under J. W. Munger’s insurance Ollice, and will l>e pleased to see their former customers and receive their orders as usual. July lu, ibOC. n dtt DOW Jk LIBBBV. loNsrancc Agents, will be found at No 117 Commercial, corner of j Exchange St. Home Ollice of New Yarn; National Office of Boston, Nanaganseu Office of Providence: Putnam Office of Hartford; Standard Office of New York, and other reliable offices, are represented by this agency. John Dow. jy25dti F. W. Libbey. YBON, GBEENOUGH Ac Co7T~Furs, Hats, Caps and Robos, 1W Middle St„ over T. Bailey ^ Co._juU7tf WOODMAN. TRUE & CO., Wholesale Dry Goods, No. 4 Galt Block, Commercial St. j Jul 17—dll JffOTICljr 11. j7^.1nBV As <£>., MaiiufttL-uurr! and Commission Merchants. Countin? Room over Firut National Bank, No. 23 Free street, second story. _iyil tf JAHIHROME 9IERRILL. Dealer in • Watches, Jewelry, Masonic Regaiia, and Mili tary Goods, No 13 Free street, Portland. Same store with Geyer and Caleb iyI2dtf | — EAGLE MI LLS, although burned up, the Pro prietors, Messrs. L. J. Hill & Co., are now pre pared to furnish Coffees, Spices, Cream Tartar, &c, at their new place of business, No. 100 Green St. \ An Order Slate may be found 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 rotnptJy atteu .ed to. Goods at. be low. si prices. jullCtf H PACKARD, Bookseller and Stationer, may be • found at No. 337 Congress St., corner of Oak St.JullCtf RS. WEBSTER 4f CO., can be tound at the store • of C. K. Babb, Clapp's Block, No. 9, where we olfer a good assortment of Clothing and Fnrnislung ooods at low prices. Jul 1C Cl MIT H & REED. Counsellors at Law. Morton ^ Block, Congress St. Same entrance as U. S. Ar my offices. iyl2dtf ALL READY to commence again. C. M. & H. T. PLUMMER White and Blacksmiths, having re 1 built on the old site, No. 12 Union St, would tie pleas . ed to answer all ’orders tor Iron Railings, Doors, ; Window Shutters, Gratiugs, &c. | Particular attention paid to Gas and Steam fitting. The eastern exp re** co. are now permanently located at No. 21 Free street, and ( prepared to do Express Business over ail the Rail road and Steamboat routes in the State, and West by P. S. & P., Eastern and Bosfou & 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 lreight Calls will be kept at office of Canadian Express Co., No. — Fore street. J. N. WlNSLuW. Jy24 tf I ’---—---— JA E. M. RAND, Attorneys and Counsellor, ♦ Nc. 16 Free Street, near Middle. jul.3 DYE HO rwE-N OTIC E-Persons hav ng lell orders at 101 Exchange street, can npw find them at 321 Congress street, opposite Mdclian cs' Hall, where we shall continue business in all its various benches and at low« r rates. Mr*l-auies’ Dresses dyed tor $1,00. All other ar ticles dyed at equally low rates, jul 170m_ B. BURKE. A tf S. E. SPRING may be found at the store of Fletcher tf Co., corner ol Union and Commer cial streets. iyil u MATHAN Gould, Merchant Tailor, has removed to No. 1C Market Square, oter Sweet sir’s Apothe cary store. jylO—tt BON) T H , Nhoen, Haiti and Clothing. Benj Fogg may be tound rradv to wait on customers at No. 4 Moulton street, foot ** Exchange. jul20 CIO ABM. 200 M. Imported and domestic Cigars for sale by C. C. MITCHELL & SON, jull3tf 178 Fore Street. WM. DYER. can be tound with a new stock • of Sewing Machines, ot various kinds: Silk Twist, Cotton—all kinds and colors, Needles, Oil, &c. 106Middle street, up one flight stairs. jullTeod DEBIxOIN & WEBB, Attorneys and CouuHellorn, at the Boody House, corner of Cougr. S3 and Chestnut streets. jy26 TXYlloiV D. VERRIL.E, Counsellor at Law, _ No‘19 Frc<» Street. jnll4 LEWI* PIERCE, Attorney and Counsello at Law, No. 8 Clapp's Block. ju)21 New Store, 349 Congress Street, (Up Stairs.) It. W. SI MONTON & CO., HAVE opened a Ladies* Furnishing Store, con taining a good assortment of Hoop Skirts, Corsets, > Under Clothing, Merino Vent, Collars, Cuds, Worsted and Fancy Goods, French Stamping Done to Order. j 349 Congress Street, (Uji Stairs.) octfi4 dtf. To Contractors and Builders ! OEALED Proposals will be received till TUES DAY, January 15th, 18G7. 10 o’clock A. M., for building a Meeting-house for the First Parish in Yar mouth, Me. Plans, specifications, etc., may be examined by cal ling on Building Committee, at Yarmouth, during tlic iirst two weeks from date herein; after which time, until tbo opening ot said bi<l9, the plans may be seen at the otiice of the Architect, Geo. M. Harding, 21 h Free street, Portland. the proposals may be left with the Committee or Architect. The right to reject any or all “bids’* not ueewed satisthetnry is hereby reserved. Gl£ES LORING, A. L. LORING, Building REUBEN PRINCE, * REUBEN MERRILL, Committee. CHARLES HUMPHREY, Yarmouth, Dec. 24, I860._ d2w $ioo. $ioo WAR CLAIM OFFICE. Patterson Jit Chadbonrne, Ulorion Block, 2 doors above Preble House. THE new Bounties, under the law approved Julj i 186*5, Increase of Pensions, Arrears of Pay, anti ail °thcr claims against the Gov» er5!?j®°Uected at short notice. •nta ai.nniJa«r,y blanks have been received, and claim TAk O P,?' ''laims Promptly late Lieut. 6 th. Me. Vela. POofl£dtf *,at* l8tJMe- Cav Portable Steam Engines, COMBINING tile Maximum of eflicioncv dura bility and economy with the minimum ofweiirht and price. They aro widely and lavorably known more than MOO being in use. All warranted satis factory, or no sale. Descriptive circulars sent on application. Address M. C. nOADLGV ft CO. Lawrence, Mass. Nor. G, 18CG .fmd. \\TAREHOUSE on Custom lfnnse 'Wharf. En« ' » . flnire of LYNCH, BARKER * 00., BQVldlf 139 Commercial street, lNSUUANCfc S N OW~ IS THE TIME TO INSURE! 'WITH THE GREAT Mutual Life Ins. Co., Of New Y or It. Cash Assets, $18,000,000. Increasing at the rate of 8100,000 per menth. Another Grand Dividend! I ff71i<L be made on the first ot February next. v V Those who Insure at this time will derive the j benefit of that dividend, which will add largely to ! the sum in ured, or may be U6ed in payment or fu ture premiums. It Is the best New Year’s Grift ! A man can bestow on his iamilv, in view of the un certainty of life. I Many Policies now subsisting with this Great | Company ure yielding a large increase, as the following cases will show: No of Am’t Am’t of Dividend I Policy. Insured Prem. Pd. Additional ! 618 *3500 2252,25 *2710,22 ; 600 201,23 376,02 ; Tie7 8000 3089,20 4836,87 | 7862 6000 2608,00 32X7,84 | 10325 1000 369,80 544.52 I 10793 3000 1066,20 1679,63 4146 1000 533,90 685,93 j 12410 1500 410,93 623,24 EW~ Many more cases with similar results and names can be iiimished to those who will fevor us with ; a call at our office. i S3T" Do not fail to examine into the advantages this Great Company presents before insuring else | where, by applying at the Agency of W. D. LITTLE & CO., Oflice 79 Commercial St., Up Stairs. | jy*Non-Forfuiting, Endowment, Ten Year, and all other form of Policies are issued by this Company on more fitvorsble advantage than by anv otherCom pany._<lec27dtf I Reliable Insurance ! W. D. LITTLE & Co, General Insurance Agents, Offices (for the present) at No 79 Commercial St,& 30 Market Square, (Lancaster Hall Bonding,) CONTINUE to mpresent the following Vint Class Fire Comi&nies, viz: i Flurni*, or Hartford, Ct. Merchants’, Of Hartford, Ct. Cit, Fire, Of Hartford, Ct. North American, Of Hartford, Ct. New E ag laud, Of Hartford, Ct. Atlantic, Of Praridence, B. I. \ Atlantic Mntual, Of Exeter, N. H. I And are prepared to place any amount wanted on Good property, at the most favorable rates. KpfFAKlC AND Vr ILL AGE Property, and CITY | DWELLINGS and Household Furniture insured for a terra of years, on highly tavoiable rates. L SSES PROMPTLY ADJUSTED AND PAID as heretofore, at our office. Every loss of these of fices by tl<e great fire in this City, was paid up with out any delay, difficulty or discount, (oi more than simple interest,) to the entire saiislhction of all the parties, to whom we are at liberty to refer. Dec. 27 dtf SPECIAL NOTICE —OF— Life Insurance! HAVING been appointed General Agents for Maine of the old New England Mutual Life Ins. Co., Of Boston, Mass., being the oldest purely Mutual Life las. Co. in America, wo wish fifty good, active agents tD work in the different cities and villages tlirougliout the State. None need apply unless good reference oan be give. The Co. is 23 years old and lias paid in Dividends $ 1,247,000 00 and over $2,000,000 00 in loss es by death. It has now a well-invested accumulated Capital of over $1,000,000 00. The Co. formerly made ind paid its dividends once in five years. A Divi Jeud will be mmle up in Nov. 1806, and annually thereafter, and available one-year from date of Poli cy. Applications for local Agencies will be made to RUFUS SMALL & SON, Gon’l Agents, no21d3m Biddeiord, Me. STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION - OX THE - AMERICAN .Popular TAfp Ibsiikuwo Company, OF NEW ¥OBK, — ON THE — First Day of December, A. D. 1SGO, As mado to tho Secretary of the State of Maine. Amount of Capital Stock, $100,000 00 Amount of Capital Stock paid in and 1 #inn „ invested in U. S.eecmiifcs, J $100,000 00 Amount at Uiek, 686,200 00 assets: Cash in Bank, $1,908 It Premium Notes, gy? 14 LJ. S. Stocks, par value $100,000, market value 107,000 00 Office Surnltnre. 1,734 53 Amount due uy Agents. 22,378 71 Deferred Premiums, 9,128 12 $146,016 94 LIABILITIES: Due to Banks, $5,000 00 Net Assets, $141,016 94 (Signed) T. S. LAMBERT, Vice-President. J. FiEiiPONT, Secretary. New York, I __ State, City and county, f Then personally appeared before me the above named T. S. Lambert, Vice-President, and J. Pier pont, Secretary, and each anti severally declared the within statement true, to the best of their knowledge and belief Sworn and subscribed before me at New York, in I said state and County, this 10th day of December, A. D. 18W5. Ira l (Signed) W. H. MELIOK, | \ ‘) Notary Public, City and County of N. York. , The attention of the Public is called to the “ New [ Features” of Life Insurance as made by the above I Company. [See “circular.”] it is a new Company on a new plan. This Compa i ny will not allow any policy to lapse or be forfeited. It9 Policies are inconteatible after death. It will insure any one* Ordinary and inferior or j impaired lives are the very ones that most need as i surance. It will iusure better than Ordinary lives by rating I younger, thereby lowering the Premium. If health is impaired the Company 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 ami 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. I Clergymen and Teachers assured at net cost. Agents and Solicitors Wanted. Call or send lor “ Circular.” WM. G. MERRILL, AGENT, . . and Atty for State of Maine. Office—93 Commercial Street. I „ P- O. Box 1713. i Medical Examiner, » ! Dr. b> C. GORDON. ) dec24cod3w ---- farmers I OWNERS OfTiVE STOCK. The Hartford Live Stock Ins. Co., Cash Assets, - - -$170,000 Ali Paid In anci Securely Invested, PreBPr*"d to issue Polices ou HORSES. STOCK of all kinds, against j DEATH oi 1HEFT at moderate rates ol Premium. : Farmers and Owners of Valuable i Horses, Stable-keepers a ml others, ! Now have an opportunity to in ure with a sound and reliable company, against loss by FIRE. DISEASE, j or ACCIDENTAL CAUSES, and Irom THIEVES. POLICIES ISSUED BY FT. D. LITTLE & CO., General Agents, ! A* Office* K.. 70 Commercial Street, , And in Lancaster Hall Buildin g, Market Square, PORTLAND. i By Canvassers and Snb-Agents Wanted. Dec 14—if&wGw 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 TITE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where he is now prepared to place insurance, in ali its iorms, and for any amount, in companies second to no others on the globe, and on the most favorable terms. ^Parties preferring first class insurance, are res pectftolly invited to call. November 0. 1806. dtf Ocean Insurance Company. Annual Meeting. THE Stockholders of the Occnu Com puny, are hereby notified to meet at the Oltice 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 year and tor the transaction of any other business which may then be legally acted upon. UEO: A. WRIGHT, Sec’y. Portland, Dec. 11,1866, dec 12 dtd LW. Twombley, General Insurance Broker, . would inform bis many friends and t he pubi’c 1 gouoraliy that lie is prepared to continue the Jnsur ““ec Uusin. ss as a Broker, and can place Fire, Life

and Marine Insurance to „ny extent in the best Com p inies in the United States. All business entrusted to myc re shal. be ttoithltoily attended to. Office at C. M. Rice’s Paper Store, No. 183i Fore St, | whore orders ean be left. JuU6tf BVILDINO. LUMBER, Wholesale and Retail. BOARDS, Wank, Shingles ami Sc.uitlingo fall sizes constantly on hand. Building material sawed to order. ISAAC DYER. j auglltf No. yj Union Wharf. Ixreut Inducements | FOB PARTIES WISHING TO BUILD. THE subscriber, oiler for salo a largo quantity oi desirable building lots in tbe West End oi the . elty, lying on Vaughan, Pine, Neal, Carlton, Thomas, West, Emery. Cushman, Lewis, Bramhall, Monu ! meat, Dauforth, Orange a ud Salem Streets. They will sell oil a cred't of from one to ten years, il dcsireu uf tno purclAsers. From parties who build immediately, no c> sh payments required. Apply al. i he olfice oi the subscribers, where lull particulars may be obtained. . J. B. BROWN & SONS. Portland, May 3. 1865. ,na Jtt ThCHITSCTIIHK A Iv-MU« \KEBlm J\. Mesars. ANDERSON. BONNELL * CO., have made arrangements wlih Mr. STEAD, an Architect of cstablisliertnsputation, and win in futute carry on Architecture wlui tlielr business as Engineers. Par ties intending,go build are iuvlted to call at their ottlce, No, 30n Congress street, and examine eleva tions and plans ot churches, banks. stores, blocks ot buildings, «u. y ig WM. H. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL street, Foot of Map'e Street. General Agent lor the State for H. IF. JOHNS' Improved Roofing, For buildings ol aU kinds. OAK and STEAM BOAT DECKING. ROOFING CEMENT, for coat ing and repairing all kinds ol roofs. PRESERVA TIVE PAINT lor iron and wood work, Metal Booth, &c. COMPOUND CEMENT, ibr repairing leaky shingled roofs. BLACK VARNISH, for Ornameu tal Iron work &c. Full descriptions, e rcular, prices, hS;c. furaiidicd by mail or on application at the oftiea, where samples and testimonials can be seen, sepl^dtf A GREAT RUSH -AT P. IVI. FROST’S, -FOH 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 I OSH Me PUB YAKS. Good American Priuts. 1 Shilling pr. yd. Bleached mid Brown Cottons, AT LOW PRICES! Thibet*, Shawls, Cloakings, Beav + ers. Poplins. Drew 4»ood* of nil Description*. WOOLEN GOODS FOR MEN & BOY’S WEAR! CJT' AU of the above Good* will be offered at a GREAT REDUCTION from regular rate*. Remember! No. 4 Decring Block. Dec 8—dfrwtf SHORT & TO RING, ’ Booksellers & Stationers, 211 Free, Corner Center Streets, Here on hand a full supply ot Law, School, Miscellaneous and Blank Books. STATIONERY OF ALL KINDS, Gash, Post Office and Envelope Gases, Let* ter Presses, Pen Backs, &c. We have just rodeved from New York a full supply o' PAPER HANGINGS, New patterns and Choice Styles. DILVWING PAPER OF ALL SIZES. Give ns a call Short Sc Loriag, - —«.< S1 Free, Comer Center Siiee jycmt ' _ _ S T ISA REFINED SOAPS ! LEATIIE & GORE, \A7’OULD solicit the attention ot the trade and ? f consumers to their Standard liiand* oi STEAM REFINED SOAPS, -viz: EXTRA. FAMILY, NO. 1, OLEINE, CUIvlICAI. OLIVE, CRANE’S PATENT, SODA, AND AMERICAN CASTILE, AU ol SUrEUIOROUAIATIES, in packages suita ble f t the trade and family use. Importing (Urcct our chemicals, and using only the beat material-, and as our goods are manufactured under ' lie personal supervision oiour senior partner, who has had thirty years practical experience in the business, wo therefore assure the public witli con dence that we can and will luriiisli the Best Goods at the Lowest Prices! Having recently enlarged and erected NEW WORKS, containg all thenlodem improvements, we are enabled to tumish a supply ol Soaps of tht Beal Qualities, adapted to the demand, lor Ex pars and Domestic Consumption, LB AT 1IE A GORE’S STEAM REFINED SOAPS I SOLD BY ALL THE Wholesale Grocers Throughout the State. I-ieathe & Gore, 397 Commcreinl St, 47 A 49 Beach Street, PORTLAND, MAINE. March 2C—<ltl fc JOHN KINSMAN y DEALEG IN ^ €3- A. FIXTURES —AT— 25 Unfcfti St., PORTLAND. Aug 20 dtl CHRISTMAS -AND NEW YEAR’S. AS THE HOLIDAYS ARE APPROACHING TV M. FROST • IUs a fresh Stock oi Kid Grloyes To Offer at Tow Prices l 500 Pm. onVorld.ivnowncd Trefoil Me, nt silly 91,50 500 Pm. of Clothllde, at only 1.00 No. 4 Dcerin" Block, CONGRESS STREET. Dec 22—ilawtt BLANCHARD’S Improvement on Steam Boilers! ON some boilers 700 dess, of heat is thrown a^ay. making a loss oi 1-3 the fuel. The question is olten asked how can this be saved. Mr Blanchard has invented a boiler that takes pertect control ol all the heat and makes it do duty in the engii*. This.-i* very simple in its construction; after the ecnftne is in morion the smoke pipe is closed tight, and Hie waste heat carried through heaters, heating the steam to any temperature desired; the remainder carried through the water heater, using up all the waste heat but 200 degs.; the heat being reduced so low there sail be no danger of setting tires by sparks thrown from engines, which will add much value to this invention, besides the saving 1-3 the luel. For particulars inquire ol „ WM, WILLARD, Corner of Commercial Wharf and Commercial St. Feb 21—dly_ Oysters, Oysters. rpiIIS day received a splendid lot Virginia Oysters, JLand for sale at $1.60 per gnllo*, solid; 8y"All orders by mail or express promptly attend ed to. Oysters delivered in any part of the city. H. FREEMAN <£ CO., dec22dlm ,01 Federal Street. Portland & Machias Steam Boat Company. THE Stockholders of the above named Company are herebv notified that tlicir Annual Meeting will be held at the ofiico of Konn & Sturdivant. 711 Commercial Street, ou Tuesday the 8tli day of January, 18c7, at 2 o’clock p. M., tor the purpose of choosing five Directors, and to transact any other bu siness that may come before them. WILLIAM ROSS, Clerk. Dec. 28, 1866. _dtd COOPER & MORSE, TARE pleasure in informing their old patrons and friends that they have resumed business at their OLD STAND, lorner of Market and Milk streets, where they will keep constantly on hand the best as sortment of Meats, Poultry, Game, &c., That the market allunis, ami it will be tlicir earnest endeavor to serve their customers vrith tirotnr.mcss and lldolity._ileq.dtl For Sale, SUPERIOR lot of DRIED PE&CHES in Bar -1 tierc, s, by S, No 133 JP.rket St., ~ Philadelphia, daily press. PORTLAND. Saturday Morning, January 6, 1867. The Retiring Executive. A word of recognition is certainly due to the services of a Cbier Magistrate, whose ad i ministration has been so unhormly successful as Governor Cony's. Like many other lte ] publicans, Governor Cony had been a Demo crat until Democracy came to mean opposi tion not merely to the measures of a particu lar administration but to any measures which could save the Union. Then planting himself upon Jackson’s famous platform, he joined i the only party which believes that ‘ the Union must and shall be preserved.” Called to the j Executive Chair during the third year of the war, while our troops were still going forward, his official career has been prolonged until he has seen the last regiment disbanded and a peaceful era of industrial progress succeeditg the stormy times in which his lot was cast. The relations of the State to the Federal Government can never be otherwise than !m portant, but during Governor Cony’s admlnis ; tratlon their importance was supreme, it has been gratifying to observe and is pleasing to remember, how uniformly the Governor was found occupying the most advanced ground on all national questions. Most worthily in this respect, as in others, he has stood forth as the representative of his State, and never more worthily than when In his address to the con vention assembled last June to nominate his successor, he declared openly and boldly for impartial suffrage. Then as always he spoke for Maine, and the State responded unmistak ably. In his care for the health and comfort of the soldiers In the field, the Governor only dis charged his duty, but when was a great tiust more faithfully discharged ? His regard tor the soldiers was equalled by his open and Im placable hostility to all the foul birds and ra venous beasts who strove to prey upon them. Against bounty brokers and substitute brokers hs waged a continuous warfare. He remain eu in omce to Begin the administration of the pension law passed by the last Legslature. The complaint which was at first occasioned by the regulations adopted in the execution of the law, has subsided, and so fai as it was jus tifiable is now seen to have been chargeable to the law and not to the officers entrusted with its execution. The difficulties which occurred in carrying the act into effect have been avoid ed by the address ot the Executive. Of Governor Cony’s personal popularity with the people, of his pleasant relations with the various officers ot the State, it is hardly necessary to speak. With no cold reserve, without the slightest touch of affectation, he has always been observant of the proprieties olhis station, and has known how to preserve his dignity without losing his good nature.— Nothing could be more kind or firm than his letter requesting Mr. Garnsey to resign his place upon the Execut ive staff. Nothing could be more pleasant than to watch the effect of the Governor's genial presence and unaffect ed speech upou the assemblies of bis fellow citizens. We have had deserving and popu lar Governors before, but none who have se cured a larger sliare of public esteem and personal regard than Governor Cony takes with him in his retirement. With such a measure of official success added to the appro bation of his own conscience, he mgv wejl he content. -rr-- - Church Maaic, We had intended, ere this,to have alluded to I the performance of Mozart’s 12ih Mass at the [ Catholic Chapel on Christmas eve; not for the purpose of commenting upon the manner in which it was done, ior the remarks upon the rehearsal, with little variation, would do for that; hut to call attention to the tact that our hrethrm of the Roman persuasion are decid edly in advance of the Protestant Churches in the matter of music. Where, but hi the Roman Catholic Churches, can we hear the fine music which the best composers have written for the purpose of public worship? The Episcopal Chureh has done much iu that way, and among the an thems composed for that service are many ex ceedingly fine as musical compositions, and admirably adapted to the sentiment of the words. ■ But how seldom do we hear them! Chants, It is true are often to be heard, and well done; but the fine old anthems of Kent? Dr. Green, Dr. Boyce, and various other au thors who have devoted their talents to the production of Church music, seem to be, as by common consent, laid aside. Yet how lew now write anything surpassing them in musi cal effect, or equalling them in devotional leel ing. Among the choirs of most other denomina tions where “psalm tunes” constitute the chief music, though doubtless improvement has been made in the manner of performance within the last forty years, we cannot help leeling that there has been none in the char acter of the music—the tunes, to use the fa miliar word. The glorious old chorals, from which the selections were then principally made, are comparatively little used; and the music substituted for them, meritorious as it may be, and as much' of it without question is—cannot match them in gran Jeur or in pa thos. Let any one listen to a choir using any of the modern “singing books,” and to anoth er equally good, singing from the first edition of the “Handel and Haydn” collection, or the “Ancient Lyre,” and we doubt not that the preference would be given to the latter. But in the composition of music for divine service in the Roman Catholic Church the very best composers have been employed, and they gave their best efforts to it. That Church would employ the highest ability, and does not suffer the works they produced to be crowded aside or overlaid by others far inferi or in merit, merely because they claim to be new. They encourage and welcome the efforts of new composers, but they keep the highest as their standard. Let the lovers of music in our community consider this matter, and see if these remarks are not well founded. Selt-exanlnatiou can do no one any harm. If our Protestant Churches can feel that they arc doing as well as their Catholic brethren in regard to this portion of public worship, they are right iu pursuing their present course. If not, they are not doing as well as they can, and shouid consider the best means of improvement. There are good voices enough in our city to furnish a good choir in every house of worship; and the music is the most pleasing, and by no means one of the least profitable part of the services. It is worth while to consider well how it may best be made to promote feel ings of devotion in the congregation. Farmer*’ Winter Work. There is much for a farmer to do in winter. The labors of this season are as important as those of summer. In the first place his books and accounts are to be put in Older—bills to be drawn olf, dues to be collected and and debts to be paid. All this re quires attention and time, and winter is the proper season to regulate such matters. A good husbandman will keep all his books and papers in such order that if he were to die to morrow his affairs could be settled up come ly and safely by his family. This is a very im portant thing. In the nest place, a fanner must think and read in winter, in order to qualiiy himself to make the best calculations as to the opera tions of the coming season. Good calcula tions, which embrace a systematized plan, are often a saving of almost half one’s time and labor when the season for it arrives. When early sptiug opens, you will see Mr. A. step briskly forth to his holds, just as if he knows where he is going and what he is to do. He takes a direct course, knows wkero to begin to tho best advantage, and how to strike the first blow. His tools are all In order and at hand; and he loses no time in getting things In readiness, or in concluding on tho best plan to he pursued. But Mr. B. goes hesitatingly forth, pause* to think, or retraces the ground; arrives at his field, lounges over a tenee and j looks around as if at a loss what to do or | where to begin. lie has not concluded whether to plough here or there, and he must take time to think about It. And so, back he | goes to cogitate. When he has finally made | up his mind, and would go to work in ear nest, he finds his tools out of order, or does I not find them at all without a long search about the premises or amongst bis neighbors’. Hours are lost, days are lost—weeks, In the aggregate, are lost, good crops are last; and all, because bis calculations bad not been well ; and seasonably matured beforehand. Con I elude now, just wbat you will do next spring, j Besides putting tools in order, procuring the | best sort of seed, taking measures to improve i tarm stock—horses, cows, sheep, swine, towis, j now Is the time to get out fencing stuff, I and to bring to the door a year's supply of fire wood. No fanner need be idle a day In win ! ter- There is enough to do to keep him well and profitably employed. But he must not j be so engaged In mere secular matters as to deprive himself of time to gather his family J around him daily, superintend their education | give them timely counsel and provide lor then moral and Intellectual wants. He should be | more anxious to famish them with a supply : of appropriate food for their minds, than wttfi the requisite subsistence and clothing for thefr bodies, A farmer too must cultivate the means of good neighborhood. He should not allow the pathway between his house and Ills neighbors’ dwellings to grow over to grass and become obliterate !, lest both he and they should for get there ever was intercourse or friendship between them. Let the pathway be kept open by frequent use. Visit your neighbor In the spiritof an honest good will, converse fa miliarly with them and theirs, compute Ideas, strive to Improve each otUet in valuable knowl edge, and be ever ready to help them In the season cf distress and want. Without good neighborhood, we might as well be hermits, nay, better; lor by hermitage we should neith er injure nor be injured by others; but bad neighbors are a scouge to any community.— Attend public worship on the Sabbath with your families, connecting yourself with such societies as you can conscientiously fratwnue with; treasure up the good you hear and cast the bad away. Practice upon the great truths of religion, and religion will be of important service to yourself and to those with whom you live. The Faaiaa Hears ia Ireland. Under date of Dec. 15, the Tribune's cor responeut in Dublin explains how the “fright ometer” had declined several degrees within tv.o days. He says:— Some (Polish persons in Dublin, and perhaps elsewhere in Ireland, took it into their heads that Thursday last, the 13th inst., had been fixed by James Stephens for the “rising,” and iu anticipation oi it they remained Jpall night. They listened tremblingly lor the hor rid noises of the coufllct— The burs lias shell, the gateway wrenched asunder The ruttling musketry, the clashing blade, ’ And evor anu anon, in n>nee or tbuuuer, The diapason oi the cannonade. But no such sounds came to them. The quick, light tootiall of an occasional passer by, the measured heavy t-amp of the police men, ana the sharp rattle ot a car or cab now and again, were all the noises that disturbed the small hours of the night. T he morning of the Uth dawned and tound Dublin wear ing its usual aspect. No barricades were any where to be seen. Not a drop ol bloou lay cn road or pavement. And so one night of dan ger passed harmlessly a a ay. To-day, in the leading article of one ot our weekly papers, I tind the following passage: “According to popular rumor the rising was to commence thim: spicy to announce in our second edi tion.” The rumor relerred to was bared upou some words spoken by James Stephens at one of his list meetings in New York, or rather upon a misappreciatiou ot those wolds. T he Head Center had been interrupted in his ;pitch by scut: allusions to the prisoners m I Canada, who hail beou sentenced to be bang- | cd on tiie 13U>, und bis reply was that no one need be under apprehension thut the sei, tencts in their cares would be carried out, to which ue added that by that time there wuti/d | be news that would startle the Canadian au thorities and the Fenians too. But to prevent any mistake as to his meaning, ••mind,’ said he, “I do not say that there will be ligating by that time; thut I only promise by tne first ot January; but i say there wiU oe news by the 13tb that will give the Canadian Government something else to think about beside hanging their prisoners.” Notwithstanding the ex plicitness ot his words, the notion got out here that the move was to be made on the night ot the 13th, and hence the alarm above alluded to. I can add tbat “ up high” the Te nians who were well aware Unit James Ste phens did not promise to be lighting in Ire land on the 13th of December were yet so impressed with his declaration that something startling was to occur on or about that date. > that they looked torward to it most hopeiully. j The amount of faith some ot those men have ; in the promises and abilities of James Ste phens is really amazing. The only notable thing that occurred about the 13th of .Decem ber was tbe arrest arid imprisonment ot some ot the honest, enthusiastic, but very credulous persons to whom I have just alluded. Since that date there has been a manifest I decrease in the panic ieeiing of Dublin, ii ! we had a “ffigbtometer” constructed to show ' the rise and fall ot the public alarm, it would mark to-day several degrees lower down than the point at which it stood three days ago. One reason lor the variation would be tound iu the fact that the stud' seized last Monday I iu a house at Bahybougb Brid&e, and then de scribed as “Greek fire” destined lor Fenian uses, is now declared to be nothing of t lie sort. It turns out to be nothing more terrible than concentrated sulphuric acid, usen iu tbe pre paration ot bone manure, und in the inanu- l lacture of widen Mr. Smith, who was arrested | on the premises, had long been engaged. , Such is the statement now current iu the j Dublin journals. It I mistake not, 1 inti 1 mated in my last letter some doubts of my own as to whether the compound was what I the police had supposed it to be. It was only 1 yesterday tbe Dublin papers had the couec- i tion regarding it which 1 I ave just mention- j ed. But what is Iheir authority lor that cor- 1 rectiou V Does it come trom the chemist to whom the Government sent the stuil' for | analysis'l They do not say; and I can pick up no trustworthy particulars relating to the matter. men that suspicious vessel detained by the Government in the Medway; it turns out the t omans have no claim on her either._ She is named the Bolivar, and is the proper ty of the hepubuc of Columbia. This lact having been establis hed to the satisfaction ol tte Government, they withdrew their marines aud guard s it ;s Irom her, and made le.- over to tne parties in charge other for the owners, these ciieumstauees have tended very much to aday the terror ol the Fenians which had taken possession of many minds here. They now notice that the eiloi ts of the police, anil the detectives , and the spies, and the traitor;, have not brought to light a single fact tending to show the possession of auy elements of real j strength or any considerable resources, by the Feuians. The 80 rifles seized in CorL, the I few cases of arms seized more recently at Cardin, the hall a-dozen bullets seized iu the , pocket of Mrs. Slack’s dress, and the lew- rides ana revolvers seized to-i ain the house ol Mr. Dennis Downey; these, alter all, do not constitute a very terrible armament, and even if they they are regarded as indications otsirn I ilar smugglings aud hidings iu ether places, yet when contrasted with the armories and ‘t ires and magazines which England has at her command, the probable stock ought hard ly to be enough to frightf n people out of their sense;. But account for it how we may, from one cause or another, or from 00 causes com bined, a feeliug has got abroad through this city that the Fenian crisis is passed, and that there will he no attempt at insurrection. It is alleged, lor one thing, teat the military i gentlemen who came to visit us uom your ! side of the water are all making the best ol their way hack again, if such were the case, I it would not be very surprising, lor military men are just the persons who could appreci- , ate the situation here, aud understand the ut- | ter hopelessness of any attempt to cope with the might of England ut present on Irish soil —that is, supposing them to know the tacts truly, and jtulge of them calmly aud rational ly. But soldiers who are at the same time po j lttical enthusiasts—who ‘set their lives upon j a east ’ aud are willing to -‘stand the hazard of .lie die may not be quite so scrupulous. I I greatly doubt that the reported rush ot Irish I ^n?-ericaioldtkeers front our shores Is a matter [ 0 . J1® • .kuch ot them as have come hither win, i think, wait out for James Stephens and l the tint ot January. Dr. Mart Walker.—Dr. Mary Walker, i the American woman who followed our atmy in the field and was once imprisoned in Bich , mond, recently spoke in London, In St. James’ Hall, before an audience which frequently in terrupted her with much rudeness. She told ( an anecdote which was spoiled by the clamor, bu' it has since appeared in the Fall Mall Ga zette, tak.-u from her follows : , One day while pausing through one of the 1 : Washington hospitals, looking for a soldier I whose friends at hone had requested me to ; see personally and report his true condition the low typhous moaning of a young sc dttr attracted my attention, and. kneel in', bv his cot, I watched the sufferer a moment He opened his sunken eves, and m a pleading tone, said: ‘ Let me kiss you—twice ont ? twice!” His eyes looked glazed, his emaciat afV 'la? “ yellow hue, his 1 ps were parch momen .l b,i"ten’ “«• “3 1 hestltated a areeami ? °unimo11 courage to grant so disa owu a<*e t„we:lUeul’ a youll2 man- about h’3 that he he was from the same place, sister had coni’!06 youn' m“,,ithat his only I before be enli fnH a B,lj“,,°naiy to Europe inst | hours on earth are urnm** mJ*ls# >ou!, U's ! distinctly; ho tl.inks l am 113^eT“u ^fl I comfort him in his last moments dying awav ! home, in the glorious came of tthertv " I 1 beii my chsek to his lips; he kissed" ,III'” I and wMe I bathed his face, he sank hZ’a quiet slumber and died the next morning. Territorial Ctpanalea of I'orUaud. To thx KoiTolt os tuc Truss I am inclined to believe, Mr. Editor, that our citizens have not given the attention its importance deserves to the question of the an nexation of a portion of Westbrook to Port land. This is not a movement in which tho residents of Woodford's Corner are alone In terested. Many of our most far-seeiug busl n»sa men have long felt that Portland needed an expansion ot territory. The area of our city is exceedingly small in proportion to the amount of business done here. The figures or our last census were dwarfed by the .act that so Largo a number of those doing business here were found to reside In the neighboring towns. The little neck of land on which tho city now stands will all ultimately be needed for business purposes, and our wealthy citi zen.? will be dilven into the surrounding towns to find space for their palatial residen ce?. Already we are crowded for wharf accom modations, and it has been suggested that Back Cove should be made available for cur coasting trade, lumber yards, coal yards, 4c., leaving the front harbor nee for our foreign trade and steamboat lines. The shores of Back Cove also afford an al most unrivalled opportunity for the territorial expansion of the city, in the laying out of a broad avenue around it, with access to the neighboring heights, on which fine site? lor splendid u ausions may he found. Before these improvements can be made, however, the city must have control oi tho whole shore of the Cove, a result which would bo accomplished by the success of tbe present movement for the annexation of that portion of Westbrook. I tru.-.t that this question will excite the at tention its importance deserves, and that tho citizens of both Westbrook and Portland will discuss it in the light of the highest future in terests of both communities. t. Gea. Dow aud Ibe ITaireraalhU. Some of our readers will probably remem ber Gen. Dow's remark, Id Edinburg,last sum mer, that no rumselter would be admitted iu New Eugland, into any Christian church, “not even a C'niversallst church.” This re mark the Gospel Banner treated as a slur, asking Geu. Dow, who Is an Orthodox Con gregatlonalist, how he would like to hear somebody announce that in New England no rumseller w ould be admitted into any Chris tian church, “not even a Conpr’gaticnallst church.” We copy from this week’s Banner aietter of Gen. Dow’s, addressed to bis friend Mr. C, A. Sta-kpole, who waa authorized to have it published If he saw tit The letter of fers an explanation of ihe objectionable ear ■fm —— ■ ■' r*"——^t*****11 ■p. remark, “we do not, perhaps, luily compre hend the bearing of his explanation on tbs matter at U-ue, but it is enough for us to know that he disclaims doing our sect any in justice, and that lie stands exoneia.ed la his own mind.” The letter runs as follows: Gt.oucKsrER, England, Dec. 3, 18M. My ih ir Hr. &..*—On my arrival here to day from Wales, 1 loom! your kind and most welcome letter of the 14th, with two slips (rota the Gospel Banner; one containing strictures on one of my Edinburgh speeches, the oilier being your repiy. I am not a little mortified that in Maine, where 1 have so oiteu taken occasion to s.iy iu public, that in my view religion is a matter of the heart and life, and-uotol mere creeds and torms, I should lie su.-ij.eeled of sectarian bfe otrv. I thank you very much for your Just Interpretation ol nty view-., which, at a sub sequent meeting at Edinburgh, and in many otner Scotch town , 1 hud already given al most in your words. I was to be received at a great Tea Meeting in Edinburgh. Iu the af.ernoon before, one ol the city magistrates took me in his car riage lor a ride around that ancient town. A's we rode up the lamous Cannongate, he step ped. “There, ’ said he,-“is the hou- e ol John Kr.ox, very much as he left it. It is now the property of the church of l\ev. Mr.—, one of the leading Presbyterian churches in this city.” The upper stories are occupied as dwellings and the ground floor as a low and vhe grog shop, the rents going Into the church treasury A little further on he said.—“Toere is a grog shop kept bv a sou ot au eminent icotch doc tor of divinity of this city, the capital fur nished by the lather, of whose church the son is a prominent member.” Further on he said: ‘Look at that shop; it is one of the vilest in Edinburgh, ana is Kept by the leading elder of the leading Presbyte rian church iu the city. A little while ago b« was convicted before the Police Court aud lined for harboring thieves and prostitutes, but his standing in the church has not been compromised in the slightest degree. Shortly alter he pre-ented to the church for the pulpit, a splendid llible anil hymn book which ire now used there.” Many ether similar places were pointed out to me, kept by church mem bers In good standing, one of whom had tak en from a poor, ragged woman, iu exchange for,a pint ot gin, a pair of shoes stripped from the feet ot one ol hor children. At the Tea Meeting were present many of the most respectable people of Edinburgh, some of them the clergy and laity of the Pres byterian church. I related the circu®stances there just as 1 tell them here, and stigma. Led the whole thingas “infamous.” And 1 added— ,1 n Ne w Engiainla church n: ember would be ex pelled lor selling imoxicaliug liquors, as much as il he kept a gambling shop. No mau en gaged in ihe liquor traffic could be received In New England into any Chrlrtian Church, not even a Universallst church.’' It did not occur to me that my point could be mistaken. But afterward, being at a gen tleman’, home iu Glasglow, my hostess said— ••Aly excellent friend Mr. -, one ot tho best temperance men, and a very influential citizen, asked me the other day—having read your Edinburgh speech -what you meant by saying, ‘uot even a Universailst church,’ and l told him I would ask you, and now I have done it.” I explained to her what I meant. I went hack again to Edinburgh lor a great public meeting, at which I took an opportu nity to say: “On a formet occasion In Edin burgh, in speaking of the public opinion In New England relative to the liquor traffic, I remarked that no rumselicr could be admit ted into any Christian church, not even a Universailst church. When I return to my country lam sure to be asked bv some of my frleuds, many of whom are Universailst*, and among the truest Ifiei ds of temperance and every other good work, as w< II as the most honored In tne country, what I meant by the phrase—not even the Universailst church t My reply will he: ‘Youmust remember l was iu Scotland, where the people are extremely particular about creeds and doctrines, but uot at all particular about keeping grogshops and houses of ill tame!’ ” This, even In Edin burgh, brought down the house in thuudera of applause, as it did in Glasgow and other Scotch towns where I repeated it. 1 hope this explanation will fully exouerate me troin any suspicion of sectarianUm in tills matter, as indeed I am not afflicted wti it in any shape whatever. Ever truly voure, N'eal Dow. Tiie Ocean Yacht Baci.—The London Telegraph of the 13th December had a nay article on the great Yacht race. Alter com menting on the passion cf Yankees to put Western bigness into everything, It says: Among other things the Yankees have de termined, it seems, to cap us at ocean yacht racing. It is oniy of late that '.hts iipprct 6 mont on the old style of yacht matches 1 as come into vogue among us; aud yachtsnea have looked upon themselves as real salts at last, for cruising against each other to Cher bourg or to Plymouth fiom Cotvcs. N'o tcon* erdo our Transatlantic children get wird of tho idea, than as usual, they put it Into their lolly heroics. Cruise to Cherbourg for a cupl Why not cruise across the big Atlantic, with the high boa for a course, and a cabui tul: of dollars lor tjie prize, aud John Bull's little in sular location tor a winning post? Accord ingly the thinglms been artanged, the trcci n dous stakes of £30,000 a vessel have been de posited, aud the tluee competing schoomrs sailed on Tuesday at I p. m. irom New York to race tor the money across the great wintry sea. The same unhappy dyspeptie cri Tea who are always nibbling at American man ners, customs, politics, aud peoplu together)