Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, January 8, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated January 8, 1867 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY PR Has Ji.u,blithe,I June 1>H3. i„i. <>. ~~~~ PORTLAND, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 8, 1867. " ~~Xmm. zZZ 72 — ■ 1 1 — - • Terms Bight Dollars per annum, in advance THE 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 ame place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, nvariably in advance. Rates of Advertising.—One inch of space,in enctii ot column, constitutes a “square.” $1.50 per square daily first week ; 75 cents per week after; three insertions, or less, $1.00; continu um every other day alter first week, 50 cents. Halt square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one week, $1.00; 50 cents per week alter. Under head of “Amusements,” $2.00 per square per week; three insertions or less, $1.50. Special Notices,$1.25 per square for the first In sertion, and 25 cents pm square for each subsequent nsertion. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine Statb I?.588o{wJ1lci H* a larSe circulation in every par ol the State) for $1.00 per square tor first insertion* and 50 cents per square tor each subsequent inser tion. business cards. n. M.BRE WER, (Successors to J. Smith & Co.) lUauuinciurer of Leuker Belting. Also lor sale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, RIVETS and BUBS, *ept3dtt n 311 Congress Ntrq^i. W. P. FREEMAN & CO., Upholsterers and Manufacturers of FUBNITUBE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Spring-Beds, Mattresses, Pew Cushions, No. 1 Clapp’s Block, foot Chestnut Street, Portland. W. P. Fbeeman, D. W. Deane. C. L. Qcinby. augitftl n A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers in Stoves, Ranges & Furnaces, Can be found in their N1W BUILDING ON LIME ST., (Opposite the Market.) Where they will be pleased to see all their former customers and rocoive orders as usual. augl7dtf n H. P. DEANE, Counsellor and Attorney, No. 8. Clapp’s Block, Congress Ml. fiGgr* Particular attention given to writing Wills, Contracts, Deeds and Legal instruments. Jttly 51, UOB. dtf W. H. CLIFFORD, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, —AND— SOLICITOR OF PATENTS, NO. 8 CLAPP’S BLOCK, aug2dtt Congress Street. CHASE, CRAM k STURTEVANT, GENERAL Commission Merchants, Wldgory'a Whurt, Portland, Me. <ytl6dtt HOWARD A CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M NE. Office No. 17 Free Street, Near Middle Street. Joseph Howard, jy9tt n Natlian Cleayes. M. PEARSON~ (rold and Silver Plater —AND— Manufacturer ot Silver Ware, Templej Street, first door from Congress Street’ PORTLAND, ME. May 19-^-dlv n A. WILBUR & CO., 112 Tremont Street, Boston, Importers and Dealers in WELCH and AIHEBICAIV ROOFING SLATES, of all colors, and slating nails. Careful attention paid to snipping._n aug22-6m JABEZ C. WOODMAN, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Has sajrcd his Library. Office at2 21-2 Free street, in the Griffith block, third story. n J~ddLi; BRADBURY & SWEAT Counsellors at Law, 349 CONCRU98 STREET, Chadwick Mansion, opposite United States Hotol, Portland Maine. BlonBradbury. novhtf L.D.M. Sweat Deering. Miliiken & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, angCl-dlf Portland, Maine* JOSEPH STORY Pcnrhyu Marble Co. Alnnuiac Hirers and Dealers in Enameled Slate Chimney Pieces, Brackets, Pier slabs, Orates and Chimney •'Tops. Importer and dealer in Eng lish Floor Tiles, Gorman and Fiench Flower Pots, Hjtnging Vases, Parian, Bisque, and Bronze btatuelts and Busts. Glass Sliades and Walnut Stands, Bohe mian and Lava Vases and other wares. 112 TREASON'! STREET Studio Building aug22—dm n BOSTON, Mass. SHEPLEY & STROUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OFFICE, Post Office Building, 2d storv; Entrance on Ex change street. O. F. SnEPl-EY. Jy9tl A. A. SIBOCI. J. T. SMALL & CO., Wholesale and Retail dealers in Groceries and Provisions ! Highest cash prices paid for Country Produce. B3r"*Cohsignment9 receive prompt attention. decTdlm NO 14 LIME §TRGETi PEBCIVAL bonney, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, Morton Bloch, Congress Street, Two Doors nbore Preble House, PORTLAND, AtE. uovl9 tf DAVIS, ME8ERVE, HASKELL 4 00., Importe rs and Jobbers of Dry Goods and Woolens, Arcade 18 Free Street,} F. DAVIS, 1 EESSKSf PORTLAND, MB E. CHAPMAN. I nov9’R5dtf d. Clarke & co. can be found AT 29 MARKET SQUARE, UNDER LANCASTER IIALL. Boots and Shoes for Sale Cheap. h,10 dtt_ W. F. PHILLIPS <& CO., Wholesale Druggists, No. 148 Fore Street. oct 17-dtt _______ CHAS. j. SCHUMACHER, FRESCO PAINTER. At present to be found at bis residence 244 CUMBERLAND, , „„ HEAD OF MECHANIC STREET. jysott JOHN W, 19 ANA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 80 Exchange St. pec 6-^itf _ _ JtOSS & FEENlt, PLASTERERS, PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL BTU000 AND MASTIO WORKERS, Oak Street, between, Congress and Free Sts., PORTLAND, ME. Coloring, Whitening and White-Washing prompt y attends to. Orders from out ol town solicited. Majiig—dti S. L CAUL ETON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 27 Market} Square. Sept 24—dtt n A. E. A C. H. HASKELL, REAPERS IN Groceries, Provisions, West India Good*. Heats; &c., at lowest cash prices. 3&£ Congress 8l; Portland; life. JanT'_ dtt WM W. WHIPPLE, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE, PORTLAND. ME, jW|9 tf _BUISNESS CARDS. w. W. THOMAS. Jr., ! Attorney and Connseller at Law, _ [ClIADWICK House,] 240 Congress Street. octO-dly J. B. HUDSON, JR., ARTIST, 27 Market Square, augiliitta _ PORTLAND, ME. W. H. WOOD d soy, BROKERS, i - , 178-Fore Street. I y7 tl Me COBH & KIAGSBUBY. Counsellors at Law, OFFICE OYER H. H. HAY’S ■ly^_J miction of Free & MidtUo Street'S. H. M. BAYSOy, STOCK BROKER. No. 30 Exchange Street, CORTLAND, ME. no21dtf COPARTNERSHIP. Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this day formed a copart' nership under the name of Small, Davis & Pomeroy, Successors to Messrs. Merrill Bros. & Cushing, late Merrill & Small, in the Wholesale Fancy Goods Business, over Davis, Meserve, Haskell & (jo., IS Free Street. CHAS. SMALL, SAM’L G. DAVIS, W. Y. POMEROY. Portland, Jan 1st, 1867.JaSUSw Dissolution of Copartnership. 'juit copartnership heretofore existing between BUSIERY & BURIVHAIfl, is this day dlaolvetl by mutual consent. Either of the lato partners is authorized to use the firm name in liquidation. SAMUEL RUMERY, Ja5d3w GEO. BURNHAM, Jr. I Dissolution of Copartnership. THE Copartnership hereto^ re existing under the the riawe of L. B. & W. A. GRAHAM, Is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All ac counts of the late Urm will be settled by L. B. GRA HAM, at * IOO GBEEN STREET. L. B. GRAHAM, W. A. GRAHAM. The subscriber will continue the Iron Foundry Business at the Shop recently occupied by I.. B. Ac W. A. GRAHAM, 100 GREEN STREET. E. B. GRAHAM. January 4—dlw XOTICB. THE Copartnership heretofore existing between Edwin Churchill, Frederick Behrens, James E. Carter and M. B. Clements, under the firm l.&me of E. CHURCHILL & CO., is this day dissolved by lim itation. Either of the late partners is authorized to use the fijrm name in liquidation ot outstanding accounts. E. CKHJBCHIIiL A CO. Portland, Dec. 31,1SGG. THE BUSINESS OF E. CHURCHILL A CO.# Will be continued by the undersigned, under the same firm as heretofore. EDWIN CHURCHILL. JAMES E. CARTER. Portland, Jan. 1, 1867. jan2-lw NOTICE. rpHE subscriber having disposed ot his Stock in X store to Messrs Burgess, Fobes&[Co., Requests all persons indebted to him to call at their Counting Room No. bO Commercial St..Thom as Block, and settle. Thankful for past favors, be commends to his friends and former patrons their large and well selocted Stock oi Leads, Oils, Colors, &c. CHARLES FORES. Portland, Jan. 2, 18C7. d2n. Copartnersiiip Notice. H/fR. IRA J. BATCHELER is admitted a partner lyl in our linn r -r—r mrnrm oi irortiana raCK wg Company from this date. DxVyiS, BAXTER & CQm Portland, Jan. 1, 1867. dim Kg^Star please copy. Dissolution. BY mutual consent Stephen H. Cumming s inter est in our firm ceases on and after this date. The business will be continued by the remaining partners under the name and sfvle of T. H. WESTON & CO. Jan. 1, 1867. jan7dlw Copartnership. THE undersigned have this day associated them selves together under the firm name df PICKETT & GRAY, to do a Faint, Oil nud Tarnish Rusiness in all Its branches at 1ST FORE STREET. JEROME B. FICKETT, Jan. 1,18C7—tf WILLIAM GRAY. Copartnership Notice THE undersign* i have formed a copartnership un der the name of JONES Sc WILLEY, and will continue tho BOOT AND SHOE BUSINESS at the old stand of B. H. Jones, No. Ill Federal Street. B. H. JONES, Portland, Dec. 2G, 18GC. J. L. WILLEY We shall continue the BOUT 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 for 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. JONES & WILLEY. Persons indebted to me are requested to make im mediate payment, as, owing to the change in my busi ness, alKmy old accounts mu9t be settled by the first ol'January. B. H. JONES. dec27 dtf Dissolution. THE firm heretofore existing under the name of STAX WOOD A) DODGE, Is this day dissolved by mutual conseut. FERDINAND DODGE, Continues the Produce and Fancy Grocery Business, At Ids NEW 9TAND, i\o. lO market Street* Accounts of the late firm to be settled at No 10 Market street. dcltkltf Dissolution of Copartnership THE copartnership heretofore existing under the name of CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is this day dissolved by mutual conseut. All persons liola n* Bills against 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. XWOMBtfV. The subscriber having obtained the fine store No. 337 Congress Street, will continue tbe business, and will keep constantly on hand PIANO FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, wUcli be can sell at fee manufacturer’s LOWEST PRICES. Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE- I ONS- OLD PIANOS taken In exchange. £ Orders for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. _ Will. O. TWOHRLV. November 26,1866. dtf __ Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this day formod a co jpartm*ivh|» under the style and firm of Morgan, Dyer & Co., Ami have purchased ot Messrs. LORD & CKAW FGKD their Stock ami '.ease of store No. 143 Commercial street, For t lie purpose oi transacting a general wholesale business m IT. J. Goods, Groceries, Flour and Provisions, C3f*Oon&ignmentsoi Cooperage. Lumber, Country 1 , Produce, dicr., solicited, aDd shall receive personal I and prompt attention A. P. MORGAN. J. W. DYE1I, «). E. HANNAFORD Pon and, Sept 10, I860. sep25dtt ^ IIE l^DER^Ufi^EO have^onnecF a Co partnership for the purpose of transacting a Clothing and Furnishing Goods business, under the firm oi ROBINSON & KNIGHT, At ass CONGRESS STREET. O’NEIL W. ROBINSON, STEPHEN D. KNIGHT. Portland, Dec. 8,188G. dtl To Let. ONE Brick Store, three stories, No. M Union street. Apply to j«Mtf ST, JOHN SMITH, removals. REMOVAL. EVANS Sc PUTNAM have removed to the Cor. of Federal and Exchange Sts., Over l.oriug’a Apothecary Store. doe31_ _ (ii’w EEMOVE13 . STROUT & GAGE, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over Loring’a Drag Store. 8. 0. STROUT. H. W. GAGE. dec31 d&wtf OUT OF THE FIRE! B. F. SMITH A SON’S New Photograph Rooms, —AT— NO. 16 MARKET SQUARE. aug-JO n dtf O. O. DOWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, MAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT August 30, I860. n dtt REMOVAL! THE Merchants National Bank Will remove on MONDAY, Nov. 12, to ilie OFFICE OF H. M. PAYSON, 33 Exchange St. ’ onlOdtf HOLDEN & PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 2291-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House. A. B. HOLDEN. Sep5tfil H. C. PEABODT. Harris & Waterhouse, JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps and Furs. Poetlakd, Dec. 3d I860. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hats, Caps, and Furs, have removed to their New Store, No. 12 Exchange Street, E. B. HARRIS. d04tf J. E. WATERHOUSE. R E M O V A L. ! HEALD BROTHERS, HAVE removed trom iheir old stand, No 200 Fore sireet, to No. 1 Franklin Street, Between Fore and Commercial, next door to Rum - ery and Bumliam’B Packing House, whore they will continue the BOTTLING BUSINESS in all ns branches. Country orders promptly attended to. Dec 22-d2w ANDERSON AND CO.’S HOOP SKIRT AHD CORSET STORE, is removed to 328 Congress St., opposite Mechanics’ Hall.njylOdtt O. M. <& D. W. NASH have resumed business at the head of Long Wharf, under J. W. Munger’s Insurance Office, ana will be pleased to sec their former customers and receive their orders as usual. July lu, 1866. n dtt DOW Sc LIBBEY. Insurance Agents, will be found at No 117 Commercial, corner ot 1 Kxchange St. Home Office of New Yora; National Office of Boston; Kariagansett Office oi Providence; Putnam Office of Hartford; Standard Office of New York, and other reliable offices, are represented by this agency. John Dow. jy25dtf F. W. Libbey. VBON, GBEENOIJGH Sc CO., Furs, Hats, Caps and Robes, 164 Middle St„ over T. Bailey *r Co. juU7tf WOODMAN. TKUJE Sc CO., Wholesale Dry Goods, No. 4 Galt Block, Commercial St. Jul 17—dtt VOXIOE. H. J. LIBBY A CO., Manufacturers , and Commission Merchants. Counting Room ' over First National Bank, No. 23 Free street, second j story.iyll tf | J AMBROSE MERRILL. Dealer in • Watches, Jewelry, Masonic Regalia, and Mili- | tary Goods, No 13 Free street, Portland. Same store with Geyer and Calei. fyI2dtf EAGLE >I1 LLS, although burned up. the Pm i>rieftrs Mcsqi-q I- «*- ^ aiic now pre Spices Cream Tartar, Ac, at their new place of business, No. 100 Green St. An Order Slate may be tound at Messrs. Low, Plummer A (Jo’s, No 63 Commercial St, and at Mr C. M. Rice’s Paper Warehouse, No. 185 Fore Street. All orders promptly attended to. Goods at the lowest prices. jull6tt H PACKARD, Bookseller and Stationer, may be • found at No. 337 Congress St., corner of Oak St. JullGtf RS. WEBSTER if CO., can be found at the store • of C. K. Babb, Clapp’s Block, No. 9, where we i offer a good assortment of Clothing and Fnrnishing i Goods at lo# prices. jul 16 ClMITH & REED. Counsellors at Law, Morton ° Block, Congress St. Same entrance as U. S. Ar- ■ my offices. iyl2dtt I 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 he pleas ed to answer all orders lor Iron Railings, Doors, Window Shutters, Gratings, &c. Particular attention paid to Gas and Steam fitting. THE EASTERN EXPRENN CO. are now I permanently located at No. 21 Free street, and prepared to do Express Business over all the Kail roau 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 ot 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., Ne. — Fore street. J. N. WINSLOW. [ Jyg* tf JSc E. M• RAND, Attorneys and Counsellors, | • No. 16 Free Street, usax Middle.jul.3 DYE HOUSE—NOTICE—Persons having lelt ! orders at 101 Exchange street, can now find ' them at 324 Congress street, opposite Meehan cs' Hall, where we shall continue our business in all its variou■. branches and at lower rates. gp^Latlies’ Dresses dyed for $1,00. All other ar ticles dyed at equally low rates. # _jul 176m __H. BURKE._ A ir S. E. SPRING may be found at the store ot Fletcher if Co., corner ol Union and Commer cial streets. iyll U fJATHAN GOULD, Merchant Tailor, has removed to No. 16 Market Square, over Sweetsir’s Apothe cary store. jylO—tt BOOTH, Shoes, HatM and Clothing. Benj. Fogg may be found ready to wait on customers at No. 4 Moulton str« et, foot Exchange. Jul20 CIO ARM. 200 M. imported and domestic Cigars for sale by C. C. MITCHELL & SON, Jull3tf 178 Fore Street. WS. DYER, can be found with a new stock • of Sewing Machines, ot various kinds: Silk Twist, Cotton—all kinds and colors, Needles, Oil, &c. 166 Middle street, up one flight stairs. jul!7eod TXEBLOIfi A WEBB, Attorneys and 1/ Counselloro, at the Boody House, corner of Congress and Chestnut streets. jy26 BYRON D. VERBILI., Counsellor at Law, No. 19 Free Street. ju!14 LEWIS PIERCE, Attorney and Counsello at Law, No. 8 Clapp’s Block. jul21 New Store, 349 Congress Street, (Up Stairs.) j 11. W. SIMONTON & CO., HAVE Opened a Ladies’ Furnishing Store, con- I •tilling a good assortment ot Hoop Skirts, Corsets, Under Clothing, Merino Verts, Collars, Cnfls, Worsted and Fancy Goods. French Stamping Done to Order. 349 Congress Street, (Up Stairs.) OCt24 dtf. To Contractors and Builders ! OEALED Proposals will be received till TUES lfAY, January 15tli, 1867. 10 o’clock A. M., for building a Meeting-house for the First Parish in Yar mouth, Me. Plans, sigiliciitions, etc., may be examined by cal ling 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 otlice of the Architect, Geo. M. Harding, 211 Free street, Portland. The proposals may be left with the Committee or Architect. The right to reject any or all “bids” not deemed satisfactory is hereby reserved. GILES LORING, A. L. LORING, Building REUBEN PRINCE, . REUBEN MERRILL. Committee. CHARLES HUMPHREY, Yarmouth, Dec. 24,1866. d2w $100. $100 WAR CLAIM OFFICE. Patterson Jit Chadbonme, Morton Block, 2 doors above Preble House. THE new Bounties, under the law approved Jul? 28th, 18G*5, Increase of Pensions, Arrears of Pay, Prize Money, and all other claims against the Gov* ernment, collected at short notice. necessary blanks have been received, and claim. anU should tile their claims promptly. G. Patterson, late Lieut. 5th. Me. Vola, *vi!I\£H.A1>B0UENE>late Maj. lat*Me. Cav. Oct lG-dtt n Portable Steam Engines, COMBINING the Maximum of efficiency, dura bility and economy with the minimum oi weight and price. They are widely and lavorahly known, more than BOO being in use. All warranted saiis flictory, or no sale. Descriptive circulars sent on application. Address I. C. HOADI.F.T ik CO. LAWre.nce, Mass. Not. 6. 1866 3md. To Rent, \\TAEEHOUSE on Custoni House Wharf. En V T quire of LYNCH, BAKKEB & CO., noyldtf 139 ComMMai street, INSlTKANCk ~N O W IS THE TIME TO INSURE! WITH THE GREAT Mutual Life Ins. Co., 04 ISew York. Cash Assets, $18,000,000. Increasing at the rate of 9300,000 per month. Another Grand Dividend! WILL be made on the first ot February next. Those who insure at this time will derive the benefit of that dividend, which will add largely to the sum insured, or may be used in payment of fu ture premiums. It is the best New Year’s Grift X A man can bestow on his family, tn view of the un certainty of ll'lie. Many Policies now subsisting with this Great Company are yielding a large increase, as the following casus will show: No of Ain't Ain’t of Dividend Policy. Insured Prem. Pd. Additional 518 *3500 2252,25 *2710,22 636 500 261,23 375,02 7767 8000 3689,20 4836,87 7862 6000 2608,00 * 3217,84 10325 1000 359,80 544.52 10793 3000 1066,20 1579,53 4140 1000 533,90 686,93 12410 1500 410,93 623,24 Zif~ Many more cases with similar results and names can be fiirnlshcd to those who will fever us with a call at our office. £3?"* Do not fell to examine into the advantages thiB Great Company presents before insuring else where, by applying at the Agency of W. D. LITTLE A CO., Office 79 Commercial SL, Up Stairs. HfNon-Forfelting, Endowment, Ten year, and all other torm of Policies are issued by this Company on more fevorable advantage than by any otharCum pany- dec27dtf Reliable Insurance ! W. D. LITTLE & Co, General Insurance Agents, Offices (for the prc9cnt)at No 70 Commercial $t,& 30 Market Square, (Lancaster Hall Building,) CONTINUE to represent the following First C lass Fire Companies, viz: Flier nix, Of Hartford, Cl. Merchants’, Of Hartford, Ct. City Fire, Of Hartford, Ct. North American, Of Hartford, Ct. New England, Of Hartford, Ct. Atlantic, Of Providence, B. I. Atlantic Mutual, Of Exeter, N. H. And are prepared to place any amount wanted on Good property, at the most lavorable rates. QJv FARM AND VILLAGE Property, and CITY DWELLINGS and Household Furniture lusured ibr a term of years, on highly' lavoiahlo rates. Li.SSES PROMPTLY ADJUSTED AND PAID as heretofore, at our office. Every loss of these of fices by the great tiro in this City, was paid up with out any delay, difficulty or discount, (oi more than simple interest,) to the entire eallslaclion of all the parties, to whom we are at liberty to refer. Dec. 27 dtf SPECIAL NOTICE —OF— Life Insurance! HAVING been appointed Oeneral Agents for 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 fifty good, active agents t J work in the ditferent cities and villages throughout the State. None need apply unless good reference i&n 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 es by death. It has now a well-invested accumulated Capital of over $4,000,000 00. The Co. formerly made uid paid its dividends once in five years. A Divi ieud will be made up in Nov. I860, and annually thereafter, and available one year from date of Poli cy. Applications for local Agencies will be made to RUFOS SMALL & SON, Gun’l Agents, no21d3m Biddelord, Me. SECURITY. CONDENSED STATEMENT of the Con dition oi the SEC'IUITY INSURANCE COMPANY of Nkw Yoi:k, on the first day of November, I860, made to the State of Mau*e, pursuant to the Statute of that State. NAME AND LOCATION. The name of this Company is the Security In surance Companf. Incorporated in 1856, and lo cated in the city of New York. CAPITAL. The capital of said Company actually paid up in cash is $1,000,000 00 Ihesurplus on the first day ol Novemhpr^^r-Jg% w Total amount of capital and surplus, $1,451,384 58 ASSETS. Cash Items, t $815,368 42 United States Bonds, - - - 285,707 50 State, County and City Bonds. - 101,600 00 Bonds and Mortgages, - 498,184 00 Interest accrued, l>ur-not due, - - 18,254 70 Unpaid Premiums, - 64,047 78 Special Loans, and all other Property, - 146,672 93 $1,430,035 33 LIABILITIES. Am’t cf Losses adjusted, and due and unpaid, none. “ “ incurred, and in process of adjustment, - $166,831 43 A11 other existing claims against the Com • pany,.3C.729 04 Total amount of Losses, Claims and Liabil ties, - - - - $203,560 47 Sta k of New York, 1 aa City and County ot New York,) 88* A. F. Hastings, President, and Frank W. Ballard Secretary, of the Security Insurance Company, being sever ally and duly sworn, depose and say, and each lor himself, that the foregoing is a true, lull and coirect statement of the affairs of the said Cor Soration, and that they are the above described of cers thereof. Sworn to before me, Nov 13.1866. THUS. L. THORN ELL, Notary PubUc. A. F. HASTINGS, President. FRANK W. BALLARD, Secretary. Loring, Stackpole & Co, Agts, Office No. 117 Commercial St., dc20-eod3w PORTLAND. Marine Insurance Ships, Barques, Brigs and Schooners l —BY— Ocean Mutual Insurance Comp’y, NEW BEDFORD. Pacific Mutual Insurance Comp'y, NEW BEDFORD. Aggregate Capital, $580,161,17 No extra charge for Cargoes Grain in Bulk, Coal, Salt. Iron. Copper Ore, Marble or Slate coastwise. We shall be pleased to secure a share of public patronage. Office 166 Fore Street, Portland. J. W. MUNGEB & SON. octC.eodCra n B E in O V A L , Sparrow’s Insurance Office is this day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the new and commodious rooms NO. 66 EXCHANGE STREET, IN THE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where lie is now prepared to place insurance, In all its forms, and for any amount, in companies second to no others on the %lobc, and on the most favorable terms. KSf-' Parties preferring first class insurance, are res pectfully invited to call. November 5,1806. dtf Ocean Insurance Company. Annual Meeting:. THE Stockholders of the Ocean Imrarance Company, are hereby notified to meet at the ! Office of said Company, on Monday the 7th day of January, A, D. 1867, at 3 o’clock P. M„ lor the pur pose of choosing Seven Directors for the ensuing year and for the transaction of any other business which may then be legallv acted upon. UflO. A. WRIGHT, Sec’y. Portland, Dec. 11,18G6, dec 12 dtd Li. Twombley, General Insurance Broker, • would inform his many friends and the publ’c generally that he is prepared to continue the Insur ance Busin< ss as a Broker, and can place Fire, Life and Marine Insurance to any extent in the best Com panies in the United States. All business entrusted to my c re shall be faithfully attended to. Office at C. M. Rice’s Paper Store, No. 183 Fore St, where orders can be left. Iull6tf FARMERS -AJ» D OWNERS OF LIVE STOCK. The Hartford Live Stock Ins. Co., Cash Assets, - - - $170,000 All Paid In and Securely Invested, is now prepared to issue Polices ou HORSES, CATTLE, and LIVE STOCK ot all kinds, against DEATH 01 THEFT at moderate rates ot Premium. Farmers and Owners of Valuable Horses, Stable-keepers and others, Now have an opportunity to in urc with a sound and reliable company, against loss bv FIRE, DISEASE, or ACCIDENTAL CAUSES, and trom THIEVES. POLICIES ISSUED BY ! W. £>. LITTLE & CO., General Agents, At Offices Wo. 79 Commercial Street, Abu in Lancaster Hall Building, Market Square, PORTLAND. {^“Canvassers and Sub-Agents Wanted, Dec U—d*w6«r INSURANCE. i -:- -= ATLANTIC Mutual Insurance Company. 51 Wall St, cor. William, NEW YORK, January, i860. — Insures against Marine and Inland Navi gation Risks. The whole profits ol the Company revert to the Assured, and are divided annually, upon the Premi um s terminated during i he year; and lor which Cer tificates are issued, bearing interest until redeemed, .do a Dividend was 40 per cent, in each oi the years 1863-4, and 5, and 35 per cent, in 1866. The Company has Assets, Over Twelve Million Dollars, viz:— United States and State of New-York Stocks, City, Bank and other Stocks, $1828.585 Loans secured by Stocks and otherwise, 3I330 350 Premium Notes and Bills Receivable, Real ’ Estate, Bond and Mortgages and other se curities, .1 ,:K.I nOK United states Gold Coin, ’ go'too Cashin Bank 3^;S£ $12,199,970 trusters: John D. Jones, Wm. Sturgis Charles Dennis, Henry K. Rogert, W. H. H. Moore, JoBhua J. Henry, Henry Colt, Dermis Parkins, Wm C. Pickersgill, Jos. Uallard, Jr., Leu is Curtis, J. Henry Burgy, CbasH. Russell, Cornelius OrinneU, ■ Lowell Holbrook, C. A. Hand, R. Warren Weston, B. J. Howland, RoyaiPheips, Bcuj. Babcock, ,®,?.r8tow’ Fletcher Westray, A. P. Plliot, Robt. B. Minturn, Jr, Wm.E Dodge, Gordon W. Burnham, Geo. G. Hobsou, Fred’k Cliauncey, David Lane, James Low, James Bryce, Geo. S. Stephenson, If'oyM- Wiloy, >Vm. H. Webb. Daniel S. Miller,

John D. Jones, President. Charles Denni«, Vice-President. W. H. H. Moore, 2d Vice-Prest. * J- D. Heyr LETT, 3d Vice-Prest. J. H. Chapman, Secretary. Applications ior Insurance with the above named Company received and forwarded by John W. HI uugcr, ,,.. (IsrrespowAcnt. apllulmeoa9m*wCw BUILDING. LUMBER, Wholesale and Retail. BOARDS, Plank, Shingles ami Scantling of all sizes constantly on band. Building material sawed to order. ISAAC DYER. auglltf No. 9$ Union Wharf. \-& reat Inducements FOR PARTIES WISHING TO BUILD. rpm subscribers offer for sale a large quantity 01 A desirable building lots in the West End of the city, lylug on Vaughan, Pine, Neal, Carlton, Thomas, West, Emery, Cushman, Lewis, Bramhall, Monu ment, Danforth, Orange a nd Salem Streets. They will sell on a credit of from one to ten years, d desiieu oy the purchasers. Prom parties who build immediately, no cjisii payments required. Apply at the office 01 the subscribers, where full particulars may be obtained. ^ , J. B. BROWN & SONS. Portland, May 3, 1865. raa 3tt Architecture a engineering. Messrs. ANDERSON. BONNELL <V 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 iuvited lo call at their office, No, 306 Congress street, and examine eleva tions and plans of churches, banks, stores, blocks of ! buildings, frc. j 12 WM. H. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Maple Street. General Agent lor the State for n . IT. JOHNS > Improved Roofing, For building, oi all kinds. CAR and STEAM BOAT DECKING. ROOKlNG*EMENT,lbr coat ing and repairing all kinds oi roofs. PRESERVA TIVE PAINT ibr iron and wood work, Metal Konl's. &c. COMPOUND CEMENT, for repairing leaky shingled rools. BLACK VARNISH,'for Ornamen tal Iron work Ac. FuU descriptions, c rcular. prices, ■Sc. Airmailed by mail or on application at tlie office, where samples and testimonials can be Men. aeplzdtf COAL ! COAL. ! Coal for Ranges, Furnaces, —AND— PARLOR STOVES, At Low Rates for Cash. A small lot of irzriu —* 160 TONS LUMP LEHIGH. Also a lot of DRV SLAB W#OD. sawed In stove length, delivered in any part of the city, at $8 per cord. PEBKINS, JACKSON A CO., High Street Wharf, 302 Commercial, janldtf Foot of High street. B L ANKE TJS STILL CHEAPER! YOU CAN BUY A LARGE SIZED All Wool Blanket ! -FOR $4.00 Per Pair, -AT P. M. FROST’S, .VO. I VEERING BLOCK, dc22dtf CONGRESS STREET. RECONSTRUCTED ! THOS. gTlORING, APOTHECARY, is pleased to inform the citizens of Portland and vi cinity that, having been purified by fire, he has now opened a NEW AND ELEGANT DRUG STORE on the OLD STAND, and furnished the same with a choice selection of Brags, medicines and Chemicals, Toilet and Fancy Goods, Fine imported Per fumery, Trasses, Shoulder Braces, Elastic Hose, Knee Caps, Cratches, Ac., Ac., in great variety. We extend a cordial invitation to all our friends to “ take a walk among the ruins” and sec us. Cor. Exchange and Federal Streets. jan2 dtf SHORT & LORING, Booksellers & Stationers, 31 Free* Corner Center Street** Have on hand a full supply ot Law, School, Miscellaneous and Blank Books. STATIONERY OF ALL KINDS, Clash, Post Office and Envelope Oases, Let" ter Presses, Pen Backs, &o. We liave just rocievod from New York a Bill supply ol PAPER HANGINGS, Ncvr patterns and Choice Styles. DRAWING PAPER OF ALL SIZES. Give us a call. Short &' T.oring, 31 Froc, Comer Cenlcr Slice Jv30tl BLANCHARD’S Improvement on Steam Boilers! ON some boilers 700 degs. of heat is thrown away, making a loss ol 1-3 the fuel. The question is olten asked how can this he saved. Mr Blanchard has invented a boiler that takes perfect control of all the heat and makes it do duty in the engine. Thitqis very simple in its construction; after the engine is in motion the smoke pipe is closed tight, and the waste heat carried through heaters, heating the steam to Shy temperature desired; the remainder carried through the water heater, using up all the waste heat but 200degs.; the heat being reduced so low there ean he no danger of setting lires by sparks thrown from engines, which will add much value to this invention, besides the saving 1-3 the fuel. For particulars inquire ol WM* WILLARD* Comer of Commercial Wharf and Commercial St. Feb 21—dlv Oysters, Oysters. TIIIS day received a splendid lot Virginia Oysters, and for sale at.60per gallon, solid; All orders by mail or express promptly attend Oysters delivered in any part of the city. H. Fit EE MAN & CO., dec22dlm 101 Federal Street. Portland & Machias Steam Boat Company. THE Stockholders of the above named Company are hereby notified tbat their Annual Meeting will be held at the office of Rom Sr SinrdiTitnt. 73 Commercial Street, on Tuesday the 8th day of January, 18t7, at 2 o’clock P. M., lor the purpose of choosing five Directors, and to transact any other bu siness that may come before them. _ _ , WILLIAM BOSS, Clerk. Dec. 28,1866. dtd COOP Eli & MORSE, fpAJE pleasure tn informing their old patrons and A that they have resumed business at their OLD STAND, fomer of Market and Milk streets, where they will keep constantly on hand the best as sortment of Meats, Poultry, Game, &c., That tlie market affords, and It trill be tbtlr earnest endeavor to serve their customers with promptness and fidelity. .. . . decl-dtl For Sale. TIE Stock and Fixtures of a small Store, on very favorable terms if applied for soon, _ Enquire M No, 13 India St, f»*t8t* [ DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. | Tuesday Morning. January 8, 1867. The Revenue CommUeUner’e Report. The act of July 13,1800, creating the office of Special Commissioner of the Revenue, makes it the duty of that officer to report from | time to time such modifications of the rates j of taxation or of the methods of collecting the ; revenues, and such other facts pertaining to ! the trade, industry, commerce or taxation of the country, as he may find by actual observa tion of the operation ofthe law, to be condu cive to the public interest.” In the execution of this important trust Mr. Wells has availed himself of the information collected by the Statistical Bureau of the Treasury Depart ment, has visited the custom houses of New York, Philadelphia and Boston, and has con sulted with leading agriculturists, manufac turers and commercial men from every sec tion of the country. Bis two Assistants. Messrs. Young and Elliott, have pursued’the investigation at points which Mr. Wells was unable to visit personally. Whether the rec ommendatlons of the Commissioner shall pre vail or not, the information thus procured by actual aDd systematic observation, is obvious ly entitled to outweigh anybody’s casual Im pressions and must hereafter form the solid ba sis for any reasoning entitled to respect, on the subject of the revenue. Mr. Wells’s report was laid before the Hous es of Congress last Thursday. We published the next morning a synopsis of its recommen dations. The entire document has since come to hand—a pamphlet of 125 pages. As lynag azine of facts bearing upon one of the most important and difficult subjects of legislation, It fully approves the wisdom of the law pro viding for their collection. Imperfect in some respects, it certainly is; our experiments in taxation have not yet been prolonged suffi ciently to enable any observer to master the multiplicity of their details. The same dili gence should be employed in a further study of the subject. There is ample scope in this direction alone for the employment of the whole force of the Bureau of Statistics. The rumor from Washington, that Congress is in clined to discontinue that Bureau must be er roneous; Congress cannot afford to legislate on this subject in the dark. It Is furthermore not the least of our obligations to Mr. Wells, that he calls the attention of Congress con stantly to the established principles of econo mic science. uIt is fashionable and comfort able,” he says, ‘‘to believe that the experience of other countries is no criterion for our own; but this is a grave error. The difference in our lavor is one merely of productive and re cuperative power; we cannot set scientific principles at defiance; and the laws of trade and of national development are as truly laws, as those which regulate the course of the plan ets or the alternation of the seasons.” The picture which Mr. Weils draws of the industrial condition of the country ha3 its bright and its dark sides. He observes dur ing the past year a great activity—industrial or speculative—in nearly every section of the country, with a consequent extension of busi ness; an unprecedented progress In the in vention of machinery for economizing labor or per lecting processes or products; a contin ued and increasing influx of foreign immigra tion, tending to relieve the labor market; and a spirit of enterprise which seems to redouble its energy with every burden put upon it. On the other hand, prices of the leading articles of consumption and rents aveia;e nearly 90 per cent, higher than in 1860, while wages have advanced only about 60' per cent; the usual and necessary effect of the increase and disturbance of prices is visible in the decrease marked decrease in the’expOTtaSon^ofvurtoiM articles; our foreign commerce is being swept from the ocean; and foreign producers are able to undersell us in our own markets. We proceed to give a few of the facts which indicate the unsatisfactory condition of our industrial interests. The articles of cotton goods, calico, woolens, paper, rolled and slit iron and nails, clothing, leather, boots and shoes and fisheries, are selected as fairly rep resenting the productive industry of Massa chusetts. It appears that in 1865 not only was a smaller number of hands employed in these occupations than in 1855, but the gold value of the products had fallen olf nearly 31-2 per cent. The 20 per cent, duty upon lumber has so increased the price as to check the con struction of houses, factories and ships, thus directly increasing rents, cost of manufactur ed products, and freights. Our exportation of boots and shoes amounted in 1865 to two millions of dollars; it has dwindled in 1866 to bait a million. We exported in 1865 twenty seven millions of dollars worth of flour; in 1866 only eighteen millions. Flour has actu ally been imported from France within the year, and starch from Great Britain. We can no loDger compete with foreign nations in foreign markets except in the lew cases where nature or accident favors the American pro ducer—as in the cases of petroleum, cotton sewing machines, <fcc. The copper from the Superior mines, which was formerly exported to Fiance or Germany, cannot now command even the home market. The class of ships which now cost in New York about $100 (cur rency) per ton, to build and equip for sea, can be built in the British Provinces tor about $40 (gold) per ton. In 1853 the tonnage of the United States was 13 per cent, in excess of that of Great Britain; it is now estimated at 33 per cent, less, while in November there was but a single ship on the stocks in New York, and but one or two in Boston. Expe rienced shipowners in New York told the Commissioner that no voyage with an Ameri can vessel, can be planned at present from the United States to any loreign port, with a rea sonable expectation ot profit. It is the burden of taxation, direct and indi • rect, which oppresses these varied interests. Mr. Wells argues that relief is not to be sought by increasing the burden, that is by imposing : still heavier duties upon imported articles, in cluding the raw materials which our manu facturers need,but by reducing the direct taxa tion so as *o foster cheap production at home. Our difficulties, he says, arc directly caused by high prices; but an incre ise of the tariff—that is to say of taxation upon imports—is legisla tion in favor of still higher prices. We have already a protective tariff, averaging 43 per cent, upon our total imports; it will not an swer to make it prohibitive. The annual rev enue of the country, derived from taxation of Imports, domestic products, sales and incomes amounts to $11.46 per capita in gold: British taxation amounts to only $10.92 ; yet the British debt is $125 per capita, while ours is only $74. In Mr. Wells’s opinion we need less, I not more, taxation. Important Decision. We publish this morning *the opinion of Judge Fox, in the case of Fearing et als. vs. Cheeseman et als. In this case a yessel char tered in Boston on the 27th April to load in Farmingdale, did not arrive at Farmingdale till the 24th May. The charterers regarded this delay as excusing them from their con tract, and refused to lumish a cargo for the vessel. The owners therefore brought this action. The decision directly concerns ship pers, brokers and ship owners; while the rear soning of the court on the general subject of | contracts will not be without interest to busi ness men generally. The Illustrated Annual Krais**1 ot Rural Affair., Jss> IS**?' This is the title of a very beautiful 12mo. pamphlet of 122 finely printed pages issued from the publishing house of The Cultivator and Country Oentleman, at Albany, X- V., by Luther Tucker & Son. Some few years ago, when engaged in the publication of Drew’s Rural Intelligencer, at Augusta, it was our pleasure to enjoy a professional ac quaintance with Mr. Tucker, and to receive once a year from him the Register above an nounced, which we found to be an acceptable Annual, devoted to rural affairs. Since as auming the position we now occupy in ecn I nect,on wlth t»>e Maine State Presl we have received the thirteenth number of ihe work : being the issue tor 1807. It is, if anything’ more beautiful than its predecessors, and we think i . has improved in the meiitsof iu pub lication. Besides a calendar for the present ent year, it contains careftilly prepared treat ises on the cultnie ot the Grape; on Milk Farming; Management and Varieties of Ducks; on the KutaBaga Crop; a chapter on various practical subjects; an article by the New York State Entomologist on Garden In sects and several other valuable communica tions, together with directions for Fruit Cul ture, Notes for the Grazier and Breeder, aDd Items in Domestic Economy;—the whole il lustrated by 54 handsome engravings. The price of the work is but 30 cts per number. Triennial volumes from the commencement, 13 years ago, well bound, can be had tor $1 60 each. We are tempted to make use of one of its Horticultural items, in tbe number before us, in tbe hopes that it may be the means of our friends’ providing evergreen screens and shel ter upon their premises—a matter of seriou3 impoitancb in bleak and exposed situations. Here it is: EvKBaxEEXs from Woods.—Very lew land owners plant out a sultieicut number ot evergreen trees. They furnish some impor cant advantages. They beautify the winter landscape; and, what is quite as important to the utilitarian, they protect from the sweep ot cold winds. The larmer who has his dwelling flanked on the most windy points, with a dense growth of handsome ever.-reens, is saved a yearly expense of $10 ,to $5u, hi fire wood or anthracite. If his barnyard is well protected with ever8i-een belts, at least an equal amount is saved in hay and grain tor his domestic animals. Nor is this all; intelli gent cultivators have repeatedly asserted, that the increased value at their fruit trees and crops, resulting lrom protecting beits of trees, often reaches as high as fifty per cent, on the whole amount In some places evergreen trees may be most cheaply procured, by the hundred 01 thousand, Irom nurseries, llut they may he as otten obtained from the border's of woods or swauips. It is very common to lose trees thus procured—which is generally ascribed to “bad luck,” but it always results Irom bad management. We have set out many hun dreds of tvees in this way, including White Pine, Hemlock, While Spruce, Balsam Pir, Arbor Vibe, Ac., and never lost a tree that was managed according to the instiuctions Siren. The work has been done in autumn, winter, and in the spring. There is but one ■ leading and esscutial requisite; and that is. to carry a mass ot earth on the roots. The in structions have been to take up a cake of e irth large enough to hold Uie tree in an up right position, without upsetting when placed on the surface of the ground- The larger the tree, the larger, of course, must be the mass of earth. Bet every farmer add to bis plantation, in this way, during v.iDler. A tew trees at a time wnl, after a while, give him plenty of protection. It will trequeutly be found con venient to do the work during the depth ol winter. Voung trees taken l-om along the I borders of woods will be better and hardier ! than those Irom the center. The covering of , snow and lorest leaves oiten protects the soil, so as scarcely to freeze, or to lorm hut a thin crust—just bugicieut to hold the flat mass of earth together. A sharp spade easily cuts through this crust, aud the trees thus lifted are easily slid, In a standing position, up an inclined plank, aud placed ou a sled. Yvheu large we have drawn hem up by a horse, by means of a rope attached to the loot of the stem. If the ground is frozen hard where they are to stand, they may be set upright to gether, aud the roots protected until spring by straw thrown over them. Trasi. V'. 8* District Court—.Vluiae District. THE STAB OF HOPE. Where a charter party for the transportation of a cargo, from a port in Marne, the vessel Doing then in iioaton, provided that tins charter shall com mence vs mn the vessel is ready to receive cargo at her place oi lading, and notice thereof given to the charterers, the snip owner was bouud to use due diligence in despatching tne vessel from Bos ton, ami in the prosecution oi the voyage to tl*e port of lading. t v If such' vessel, oy reason of inevitable accident a-, \ port Whole chartered, or by perils of the sea r9 \ Voyage is lOuud to be lu a condition to requu Urnc of passage, the owners are excused from suen delay, upon general principle* of maritime law; and the charterers are hot thereby relieved lrom their contract, provided the vessel is reported and tendered to them within a reasonable time. There is, in such case, no implied warranty, or condi tion precedent, that the vessel is seaworthy at the uaU of the charter. Disability to i*erlbnn implied covenants, without de fault on his pai i, wni excuse a party; but the rule is otherwise where uis covenants are express. The distinction between the suspension and the dis solution of a contract is recogunced, upon principle and authority. This was a libel, in behalf of the owners ef the Brigantine Star of Hope, of Boston, of the burthen of 325 tons, to recover the balance due on a charter party entered into by the respond ents, for the freight of a cargo of ice from Farniingdale, on the Kennebec river, to Fort Gaines, Ala. The facts sufficiently appear in the opinion ot the Court. Howard * Cleaves lor iiDeuants. Sevan* «x Putnam for respondents. Fox, J.—This charter party was executed at Boston, on Thursday, tho 27ih of April, IStio, and recite* that the vessel, then iu Boston, was chartered for a voyage from Puruiiugduie, iu Maine, to Port uuiaes, or Mobile, Ala., the owners covenanting that the brig should be kept ti. bl, staunch aud strong during said voyage, and the charterers, that they would furnish cargo sufficient tor the loauing,—lumber on deck, ice in the bold, aud would pay tbe gross sum of $4250 freight for the voyage, as stipu lated. Bay days were ugreed upou aud demur rage provided lor. The contract also stipulated that "this charier shall continence when the vessel is ready to receive cargo, at the place ol loading, aud notice given to the party of tbe second part;“ " tne dangers of the seas and nav igation ot every nature aud kind mutually ac cepted;’' these two stipulations being contained iu tbe printed portion of the charter. The ves sel sailed from Boston ou May 1, Tuesday, and did not arrive at Faruungdale until the 24th of May. mo respondents contend ‘‘that Uy reason of this delay they were exouerated from all liabil ity under tbe charter party, that tbe usual time for this vessel to have made the passage to Parmingdale would not have exceeded live or six days, aud that it was in the nature of au implied warranty or condition precedent that the vessel should have sailed torlhwith from Bostou, and should be at Parmingdale ready for her cargo withiu the time such vessels usu ally make the voyage, and that as she did not sail forthwith from Bostou, aud did not arrive seasonably, they are thereby discharged from their obligation to receive and load the vessel when she did arrive aud reported herself iu readiness. The eharter party stipulates, “that the char ter shall commence when the vessel is ready to receive cargo aud notice thereof given to the charterers. If this language is to be ta ken strictly aud literally, I do not perceive that there was any contract iu force oetween the parties, until tile vessel arrived and i(ported at Parmingdale, and yet it would hardly he con tended, in case this vessel had been sent ou a different voyage by her owners, and the voyage contemplated by the charter party, entirely de feated, nover commenced, that the owners would not have been accountable to the charterers for the damages sustained by them, and that they would have been justified in saying, the contract did not have any force or effect until the brig arrived at Parmingdale, and if it was lor our interest to send her else where, we had a right so to do, without our in curring any liability to the other party bv so doing. Iu 2 Wallace, 736, Loubcr vs. Bangs, which was an action for breach of a charter party, Judge Swayue in delivering the opinion of the minority of the bupreine Court, lays down the following rules, viz.: “that the construction to be put upon contracts of this sort depends up ou the intention of the parties, to be gathered from the language of the individual uistru inent—all mercantile contracts ought to be construed according to the plain meaning to uieu ui turn uiiummauiag, UUU not ac cording to topped and retine<l constructions which arc intelligible only to lawyers and scarcely to them. Contracts, when their meaning is not clear, are to be construed in the light of the circumstances surrounding the parties when they are made and the Pr“^‘ tical interpretation which they by their con duct have given to the provisions In coutrover “yGuided by these rules, there can be no doubt that although there is uo exprew agreement in Ihfs instrument, that the vessel should pro ceed to Farmingdale, and although it is ex it rpsslv stated "that the charter shall com mence when the vessel is reported ready to re ceive cargo at place oi lading yet the owners nevertheless were under an obligation, growing out of this charter party, that their vessel should sail for Farmingdale, and that the re spondents should furnish her a cargo, and that this stipulation, as to the commencement ot the charter, must ba limited in its application, to the terms and provisions therein expressed, which would naturally take effect and operate after the vessel's arrival at Farmingdale and she had commenced loading under her char ter. No particular time being fixed by the agree ment, either for the vessel's sailing from Boston or her arrival at Farmingdale, the contract in reference to these points being implied from the residue of the charter party, what is the contract, which the law implies these parties entered into? Is it, that the vessel is, at the moment of the signing of the charter, ready lor sea and will sail forthwith, and will arrive with in the usual time for such a voyage; or is it, that the owuers will use all diligence on their part, and as far forth as is in their power, will expedite the purposes of tbe voyage, making no unreasonable delay in its commencement or deviation after tbe voyage has once began? Do — I I ‘I16 become insurers of the vessel's Zr I rival within the usual time, and of b£ ,AS-, ness to receive her cargo, or are they exm ‘ xf by the pen's of the sea the vessel is delay ed and the voyage protracted, if she afterwards completes her passage aud oilers to receive and carry forward the cargo to the port of destiua tion? I» there an implied warranty or eondi tion precedent, as to the time ot the vessels being ready to receive her cargo, when nothin* ™ kind is so expressed in the contract" It vewUh", ,hud exP!v3-qlI' stipulated that the tAin ftt ^armingdale on a day cer DowettiZ'v1 for Clir*°’ no ona wiU llel‘y their courts Zuul lku ",UiC ! “u ^rcement, or that the ever uur.-Z u,em to its very letter, how tinotion 11111 ll,ere is a clear dis tions- as u wZf. and implied obligu note page L'4o “there i?.* far"Jer!* on Shipping, by the counts hS!wrea*&CHt,°nreoo«?i2H operation of law and el,” S * covenants by latter are taken more strictly" amn£J^’ 11,0 son, that when a party, by ms |!w„ th? ,reU', creates a duty or thurge upon bound to make-it goodfand is notSSwiV*! though prevented by inevitable necCsdy’be cause it is suwl he might have provided acmiuZ it by his contract. On this ground it has bmi held, tbretfa ship be warranted to sail on or helore a particular day, but is prevented from sailing on that day by an embargo, the warran - ty is not compiled with. In the case of impli ed covenants, by operation of law, if the party is disabled to perform, Without auy default uu his part, and with no remedy over, the law will excuse him." Upon general principles, in all contracts by charter party, when there is no express agreement as to time, it is an implied Stipulation that there should be no unreasona ble or unusual deluv in commencing the voy age. J If the clause in this charter party relating to the commencement of the cliartur had been omitted, and the vessel sailed seasonably on the voyage to I’anningdale, and had been de layed by icmpcstiious weather or driven out of ;‘el Uui the authorities arc very clear mat the respondents wsuld uot thereby have been excused lroui loading the vessel on W!r,out lau,t c* the owners, at t ariniugiiale. The owner must repair his ves sel a.; soon as he reasonably can, aud the char terers must await her readiness. Hander's sec. -lb—"the earner is not respousible for de lay on the voyage on account of boisterous weather, adverse winds or low tides- these are dangers aud accidents of the sea aud of navi gation, over which he has no control and against which his contract contains uo’war ranty." lu Clark vs. Mass. F. & Ma. Ins. Co., 2 Kick 10t>, whore a vessel bound from Richmond, V to -Nice, with a cargomf tobacco, was cuinp’eUeii to go into Kenucbunk for repairs, which de tained her lor two mouths, it was deoidod that the uierchaut was bound to wait that time to enable the master to make his repairs; that !he contract "-as only suspended, by reason ot the disaster winch betel too ship, and the master should hate repaired and proceeded on his voyage; that neither party was at liberty lo abandon ihe contract without the consent of the other, or without legal cause, which was not procured or caused by the lault of the pai ty who rolled upon it. It was in evideuce iu that eaae, that it the vessel had not met wuh the disaster, aud had made her passage to Fin e in the usual time, the tobacco would hale reached a market in season ior tho tall am evurs, there being two cuncoui s a year only lor sale ot tobucco for Consumption inhrauco aud that the object oi tile owners in the ship ment, was to get their tobacco to the French market at the time of the fail contours, and that this object would have been deleatod by tho delay which had been occasioned by the repairs of the vessel, hut the court held ''that disappointment oi arrival could not control or alfect the decision, that there was no stipula tion that the voyage should he punotmod iu any given time, and that the disaster wus only a temporary suspension which did not dis charge the parties from their contract.” This distinction between suspension and dissolution of the contract has been recognized and enforced iu a great number ot eases, some oi them of very great hardship—In ouo ease where a ship was chartered, aud afterwards detained by au embargo tor two years, it was decided that the contract remaintu iufull force, and the parties were bound to comp etc it, and the ship s owner was held responsible in dam ages tor not grnug the voyage ut the termina tion of the eiDbargo. Sucn a caso niav lie found in 8 T. R., 272. * Lord Kenyon, in his opinion there, says- “If this contract were put an end to, it might equally be said, that interruptions of a voyage from other causes would also have put an end to it—e. g., a ship being driven out of her course, and yet that never was pretended. In stances of such interruption frequently arise m voyages from the southwest p rts of this Kingdom to Iceland; sometimes ships are driven by the violence oi the winds to ports in Denmark, where they have been obliged to winter. I am oi the opinion, however hard it may be to the defendants, the plaintid is un titled to recover.” So in ud Sumner, 6b2, thu Nathi. Hooper—Judge Story remarks, "supposo a ship meets with a calamity in the course of her voyage, and is compelled to put into a port to repair, and there the cargo is required to he uniivered, in order to make the repairs, or to ‘.'atlifte' —,r“ert»iu aud repair the E>s<imaraflsntrMrtiijn|air*taMni. ly not” xuc reports abound with cases of this descrip tion and no beuetit can result from mrther ci tation iroin tbeni. Xhe principle is so well settled that even when the vessel is chartered by the mouth and is detained or delayed lor re pairs after the voyage commences, the charter er is obliged to pay lur the time she is thus de layed. This principle is so well established that I do not uuderstandpt as questioned by the learned counsel lor respondent, but it is con tended that admitting such to he the law when the vessel meets with disasters in the’ prosecution of the voyage, it is not applicable to the present case, as tiis voyage stipulated tor in the charter had not yet commenced. It is very certain that the vessel was bound to proceed from Boston to Parmingdale under unplied conditions, as the charter party is si lent on this subject, and it is difficult for me to lind satisfactory reasons why any other con ditions should arise or be implied iu relation t > this portion uf her undertaking, thau the law ; would imply iu case the charter had merely said “vessel to proceed tfom Boston to i'arrn ingdale," as the charter had commenced at Bos ton aud had provided for the vessel going in ballast tfom Boston to t’aruiinguale and load, and in these cases if the vessel had been de layed by storms and in need of repairs, and so compelled to refit and delay was occasioned thereby, ueitner party would have been exon erated from the perlornmuoe of the contract, if the vessel was seasonably repaired aud ui I rived at place of loadiug. i Xu X'ouloug vs. Hubbard, 3B. P. 2yi, the ves sel was chartered lor a Voyage to St. Michaels ; for fruit from London, and being driven hack to fcinglaud by the weather, she was there detaiu j ed by au embargo. Lord Stanley says, “the i construction of tuis charter is, that the cap i tain agrees to go to St. Michaels restraint uf ! princes excepted, aud the merchaut engages I 10 employ him aud furnish the ship with a car | go. Xhe merchant would have been under tho I necessity of luruishing the ship with a cargo if I she had arrived ut St. Michaels as soon as she conveniently might alter the embargo was tak en oh, although by arriving after the fruit sea sou was over, the object ot the voyage might ho detested. * * the object of the voyage might equally have beeu deleated by the act of <?od as by the act of the State, as if the thtp hud been weather-bound, until the fruit teuton teat over, and yet in that cate the merchant would haue been compelled to fuijil hit contract." The counsel lor respoudeuts read from Ab bott the ease of Mr. Andrews vs. Adams. This case is lound reported in 1 Bing. N. C. 300 aud an examination of the case and of the opinions of the court 1 think will sustain uiy construction of the preseut contract. Tiudal, Chief Justice says: “The broad ques I tion is, w hether upon the construction of tins charter party, which was to St. Michaels for fruit, there has beeu auy uuuecussary delay in Commencing tbe voyage to St. Michaels. Upon general principles in all contracts by charier party, wueu there is no express agreement as I to time, it is an implied stipulation, that there shall he no unreasonable or unusual delay in commencing the voyage, aud alter it has been Ceinmeuceu no deviation; and the question is whether the dt l'euduut sailed within a reason able time according to the terms of tho charter party. All the authorities coucur in stating that the voyage must be commenced in a tca souable lime. jSow inasmuch as the parties have stipulated that tbe voyage shall commence on tho hrst ol Decern her, it may be inferred that they contemplated the voyage to St. Mi chaels should terminate by that Ua v. If indeed OIJ an accident o' unforeseen cause whim should excuse the master, the Vestel should ai rice late the charterer would have no just cause oj com pta'nt. Thus clearly showing, that in tlie opin ion of the Court, when no timo was lixod tor the vessel’s arrival at her joist, if delayed by accident, or perils of the sea, the charterer was not relieved from jrerlurmance ol his contract. By an express contract lor the vessel to pro ceed front Boston to h'ariuiiigdale, the risk of delay occasioned by jierils of navigation must have been borne by the charterers. \\ by should I there be any different rule, when the vessel is saiiiug under an implied lustead of an express I engagement. 1 cannot believe, that tuc luw j Wifi under such circumstances, imply a liabil ity which would uot arise out ol uu exjiress undertaking to jmrlorui tire same services.— | Lpou this part of the law, the remarks of Judge Ware, on the law of tire case Dawes 18<j are quite appsopnate. “It is usual," he says, ”iu charter parties of ofi'-lreighluieut, as well as in bills of lading, to insert a clause specially exempting the master aud owners from losses occasioned by the dangers ol tbo sea. This instrument contains no sucU excep tion, but this, as was justly coiitunded by the argument for the respondents, is an exotp tiou which the iaw itself silently supplies, without its being formally expressed— It is a geueral rule of law, fouuded upon the plainest and most obvious princule9 of natur al justice that no man shall be held responsi ble fur fortuitous eveuts, and accidents ot ma jor force such as human sagacity cannot fore see, and human providence provide against, unless he expressly agrees to take these risks upon himseli.” “The liabilities ot the owners in this case are precisely the same and no more extensive than they would have lieeu, if tho usual exception of the dangers of the seas had been inserted in tj£ charter parly." I am therefore ot opinion that tho ship own ers iu this case, are under the same liabilities as to delays ami risks from dangers of ths sea. as they would have been under a chatter com mencing at Boston and binding them to send I‘their vessel to Farmiugdale lor a cargo, lu that case, they would not assume the risks and I delays from perils ot the sea, and they did not ! under the present agreement. I The learned counsel for tho respondents have I called my attention to the case ol Boulter vs. Bangs, 2 Hallaiu. In that case, a majority ol I the Supreme Court held, that au exprese ntlu* i ulation in a charter party, that a vessel should ! proceed from one foreign port to another, in a I distant part of tho globe, ‘’with all poaaib/e dt« jXJteA * wiw a wairauty aud condition precedent