Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, January 12, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated January 12, 1867 Page 1
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- — ■ — Established June 23, 1862. Vol. 6. PORTLAND^ SATURDAY” , „ , _ „ --™- • - -—r- - - . _ Terms Eight Dollars per annum, In advance . THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published every day, (Sunday excepted,i at No. 1 Printers’ Exchange, Commercial Street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, Proprietor. Terms:—Eight Dollar? a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the aine place c verv Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, availably in advance. Hates of Advertising.—One inch oi tpace,in *Q?th oi column, constitutes a “square.’* »1.60 per square daily first week: 76 cents per Wiek after; three Insertions, or less, $1.90; continu al every other day alter first week, 50 cents. Halt square, threo insertions or less, 75 cents; one Wjek, 91.00; 50 cents per week alter. Under head of “Amusements,” $2.00 pei square per week; three insertions or less, Sl.no. Special Notices,$1.25 per square for the first in te ’tloii, uud 25 cents pei square for each subsequent n lertion. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State Press”(which has a large circulation in every par of the State)for SI.00 per square for first insertion' and 50 cents per square for each subsequent inser tion. KlMMiSS CAICOS. H. M .liRE WER, (Successors to J. Smith & Co.) Itlauutaclurer of leather Belting, Also tor sale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, BIVETS nml BUBS, sepUdtt n ;||| c ou^rexM tttreei. W. P. FREER AN & CO., Upholsterers and Manulaciurers oi FUMITUEE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Spring-Beds, Matlreesea, Pew Cushions, No. 1 Clapp'* Block- foot CheNinnt Street, Portland. W. P. Freeman, D. W. Deane. C. L. Quinby. augiott n A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers in Stoves, Ranges & Furnaces, Can ba tound in their -vKW BVILDHVO ON LI TIE 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. 8. Clapp’* Block, Cougre** Ml. fF* Particular attention given to writing Wilis, j Contracts, Deeds and Legal Instruments. July 21, lfcG’C. dtf W. H. CLIFFORD, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, —AED— SOLICITOR OF PATENTS, NO. N CLAPP’S BLOCK, aujjSdtfCongress Street, j CHASE, CRAB! & STURTEVANTi GENEltAG Commission Merchants, Wldgory's Wli art, POIiTLAKD, ME. octlCdti HOWARD a CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M NE. Office No. 17 Free Street, Near Middle Street. Joseph Howard, Jy9tt n Nathan Cleaves. M. PE Alt SON, Gold and Silver Plater —AND— Manufacturer of Silver Ware, Temple, Street, first door from Congress Street PORTLAND, ME. May 19—dly n A. WILBUR & CO., 112 Treinont Street, Bostou, Importers and Dealers in WKLiU nml AH1LB1CAN ROOFING SLATES, of all colors, and slatingnails. Careful attention paid to shipping.__ n ang22-6m JABEZ C. WOODMAN, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Has saved liis Library. Office at2 2 1-2 Free street, in the Griffith block, third story. n Jylhltf BRADBURY & SWEAT Counsellors at Law, 249 CONCIUAN STHEKT, Chndwick Mansion, opposite United Stales Hotol. I Portland Maine. Blon Bradbury. uov Dtf L. D. M. Sweat Deering. Milliken & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERC IAL STREET, j augs.1 -d?t Portlntid, Maine. JOSEPH STORY Penrhjn IVInrble Co. Manufacturers nnd Dealers in Enameled Slate ! Chimney Pieces, Brackets, Pier slabs, Grates and Chimney Tops. Importer and <lu:tlei in tng hsh Floor Tiles, German and French Flower Pots, Hanging Vases, Parian, Bisque, and Bronze Statue I tb and Busts. Glass Shades {ind "Walnut Stands, Bohe mian and Lava Vasts and other wares. 112 TKEMONT STREET Studio Building ang22—Om n BOSTON, Mass. SHEPLEY & STItOUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OFFICE, Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex- | change street. O. F. 8HEPLEV. Jy9tl A. A. STROUT. It. W. ROBINSON, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, 249 Congress Street. Jan 4—dtf PEUCIVAL BONNEY, oimseilor and Attorney at Law, Marion Bloc7:, Congress Street, Two Doors above Prairie House, PORTLAND, ME. 10V19 tf DAVIS, MESEEVE, HASKELL & 00., Importers and Jobbers of 1ry Goods and Woolens, Arcndc 18 Free Street,J ■ DAVIS, l “s“S.’ \ PORTLAND, ME, CHAPMAN. I novfl’65dtf D. CLARKE <€ CO. can he found AT 29 MARKET SQUARE, UNDER LANCASTER HALL. loots and Shoes for Sale Cheap. 10 dtf " W.F. PHILLI PS & CO., Vholesalc Druggist^ No. 148 Fort* Street. oct ll-dlt JOHN W, DANA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St. Doc 6—dtf ROSS A EEENY, PLASTEKERS, PLAIN AND ttflfc AMKNTAL STTJ000 AND MASTIC WORK EES, )ak Street, between, CJougrees and Fi«« Sts., PORTLAND, MR. Coloring. Whitening and White-Washing prompt y attended to. Orders from out of town solicited. >Iaj 22—dtl S. L. CARUETON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 'it Market] Square. Sept 24—dtt n A. E. A C. n. HASKELL, DEALERS IN iroeeries, Provisions, West India (xooda, Meat*, &(,, AT LOWEST CASH PRICES *?*, f on«rt» Si, Portland. Me. ■>an5 _dt!_ WM. W. WHIPPLE, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE, PORTLAND, ME. i2E!_ti_ DAISIES H. INGRAHAM, OUNSELLOB AT LAW, lias removed his office to or. Exchange and Federal Streets. anlO iw> BU1SNESS CARDS. W. VV. THOMAS. Jr.. Attorney and Counseller at Laiv, „ [Chadwick House.) 249 Congress Street. octe-dly J. B. HUDSON, JR,, artist, 27 Market Square, aug21ddm_ PORTLAND, ME. fF. H. WOOL* J SOX, brokers, ’“>7 it °‘ -Fore Street. H. M. PAY SOX, STOCK BROKER. No. 30 Exchange Street, PORTLAND, ME. H021dt Kimball A- Prince, Dentistw. No. 11 Olapp's Block, Congress 8treet Opposite Old Cily Hull, PORTLAND, MAINE. ; C. Kimbail, D. D. 8. oclOeodll Fred A. Prince REMOVALS. J2 E M O V A I , EVANS & PUTNAM t have removed to the Cor. of Federal and Exchange Sts., Over IiOring’a Apothecary Store. <tec31___d2w REMOVED . STROUT & GAGE, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, hare removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over Eioring’e Drag Store. s. C. STROUT. li. W. GAGE. dcc31_ d&wtf OUT OF ~THE FIRE l B. F. SMITH & SON’S New Photograph Rooms, —AT— NO, 16 MARKET SQUARE. aug20_n dtt G. G. DOWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT August SO, 1SGC. n dti REM OVAL! THE Merchants National Bank Will remove on MONDAY, Nov. 12, to the OFFICE OF H. M. PAYSON, 32 Exchange St. oulOdtf HOLDEN & PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 229 1-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House a. b. noi.DEN. sepStfh n. o. peabody. Harris <v Waterhouse, JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps ami Furs. Portland, Dec. 3d i860. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hats, Caps, and Furs, have removed to their New Store, No. 12 Exchange Sireet, F. R HARRIS. ue4tf J. E. WA'IERHOUSE. H E M d~v~A L . Cl.OlItltAV « 8TEVEIVN have remov toNo tf Long Wharf, loot of Exchange street. Jan 11—dim tfc K JV1 O V A Ij "l HEALD isT:0THEES, HAVE removed trom their old stand, No 200 Fore sireet, to No. 1 Franklin Street, Between Fore and Commercial, next door to F.urn ery and Burnham’s Pac king House, where they will continue the BOTTLING BUSINESS in ail its branches. Country orders prompth attended to. Dec 22—d2w ANDEJUSON AND CO.’S HOOP SKIRT AND CORSET STORE, is removed to 328 Congress St., opposite Mechanics’ Hail-n__jyiodtf O. M. A D. TF. NASH have resumed business at the head oi Long Wharf, under J. W. Munger’s insurance Office, and will be pleased to see their former customers and receive theii orders as usual. July 10, 18GG. n dtt DO\V Ac LIBUKV. InMurnnct* AgeuiH, will be fount at No 117 Commercial, corner ol Exchange St. Home Office of New York • National Office of Boston. Narv^gausett Uim-e »*» Providence; Putnam Office of Hartford; Siai.daid Office of New York, uid other reliable offices, are represented by this agency. John Dow. jy25dtl F. W. Libbcy. YKOiV, GKFfiTlVO dTc O., Furs, Hats, Caps and Robes, 164 Middle St., over T. Bailey if Co.__ juli7tf WOODMAN. TREK & CO., Wholesale Dry Goods, No. 4 Galt Block, Commercial St. Jul 17—dtt JJOT1CE. H. J. LIBBY & CO., Manufacturers and Commission Merchants. Counting Room over First National Bank, No. 23 Free street, second story. iyll tf JAHIBKBmG ill felt KILL. Dealer in • Watches, Jewelry, Masonic Regalia, and Mili tary Goods, No 13 Free street, Portlaud. baine store with Geyer and Caleb iyI2dtf EAGLE MILLS, although burned up, the Pro prietors, Messrs. L. J. Hill & Co., arc now pre pared to lumisli Coffees, Juices, Cream Tartar, <£e, at their new place of busSRss, No. 100 Green St. An Order Slate may be louml at Messrs. Low, Plummer & Co’s, No 83 Cuminercal St, and at Mr C. M. Rice’s Paper Warehouse, No. 180 Fore Street. All orders i romptly atten ied to. Goods at i he lowest prices. jullGtt H PACKARD, Bookseih r and Stationer, may be • found at N o. 337 Congress St., corner of Oak St._ jullGtt I I S. WEBSTER if CO., can be tound at the store of C K. Babb, Clapp’s Block, No. 9, where we otter a good assortment of Clothing and Furnishing Uoods at low prices. jul 16 OMITH & REED. Counsellors at Law, Morten ^ Block, Congress St. Same entrance asU. S- Ar my offices. iyl2dtf ALL READY" to commence again. C. M. & H. T. PLUMMER White and Blacksmiths, having re built on the old site, No. 12 Union St, would he pleas ed to answer :.ll orders tor Iron Railings, Doors, Window Shutters, Gratings, Particular attention paid to Ga9 and Steam fitting. Til Pi KAfiTE BA EXPRESS CO. are now permanently located at No. 21 Free street, and prepared to do Express Business over all tie Rail road and Steamboat routes in the State, and West by P. S. & P., Eastern and Boston & Maine Roads to Boston, connecting there with Expresses to all parts of the country. For the convenience of our customers on Commer cial and Fore streets, an order book lor freight Calls will be kept at office oi Canadian Express Co., No. — Fore street. j. N. WINSLOW. Jy24 tf_. BA.VD, Attorneys and Counsellor, • No. 16 Free Street, near Middle. jul.3 DYE IIOUHE—NOTICE—Persons kav'ng 1cit orders at 101 Exchange street, eau now timl them at 324 Congress street, oppo.-ite Meehan cs’ Hall, where we shall continue our business in all its various branches and at lower rates. iri .allies’ Dresses oyed for SI,00. All other ar ticles dyed at equally low rates, jul 176m_ H. BURKE. A <r S. E. SPIUNO may be found at the store oi Fletcher tf Co., corner ol Union and Commer cial streets. iyll tt XIATHAN GOULD, Merchant Tailor, has removed E’ to No. 16 .Market Square, over Sweetsit’s Apothe cary store. jylo—tt BOOTS, Nhor», Hats and Cloiliiuti. Buu. Food may be tound ready to wait on customers at No. 4 Moulton street, foot • Exchange, j u 120 C1H! ARM. 200 M. Imported ana domestic Cigars > ‘or sale by C. C. MITCHELL & SON, ,1nlI3t I_ 178 Fore Street. \\r BVEB.can be lound with a new stock T • ®* Sewing Machines, ot various kinds; Silk Iiu-\|' l-.'ltt"n—all kinds and colors, Needles, Oil, &c. lot,.Middle street, up one flight stairs. JiillTeod I )^rninilel 1 "KBR, Aitornny* nnd 1 / f ouii.ellors, at ill Boodv Houbc, corner ol Congress and Chestnut streets. 3 jy26 pVttON I». Vli ItltTl,, Counsellor at l aw D No. 19 Free Street._’ e"or ju!14’ LElUfl PIERCE, AtCounsello at Law, No. 8 Clapp’s Block. juW Portable Steam, Engines, COMBINING the Maximum of efficiency, dura bdity and economy with the minimum oi weight and price. They are widely and favorably known, more than GOO being in use. All warranted satis factory, or no sale. Descriptive circulars sent on application. Address J. C. IlOADLEY A C’O. „„„ _ u Lawrence, Mass. Nov. 6, 1866 Stand. THOS. K. JONES, SIGN PAINTER, SUCCESSOR TO WM. CAPEN, at present at OSGOOD’S, 13 IfUBKET NQLABE. Refers as specimens of his work to the following signs:— Lowell & Sen ter, Bailey & Noyes, Ocean In surance Co., and others on Exchange street; Cros man & Co., Schlotterbeck & Co., Lowell Senter. ®:,upothers on Congress street; W. T. Kilborn St Co., a. d. Reeves, and others on hxee street. jan9dlm* (OF A RTNEKSHIP. Capartnership Notice. npHE copartnership heretofore existing under the A firm name of GEO. T. BURROUGHS & CO., expired this (lay by limitation. GEO. T. BURROUGHS, 11. B. MASTERS, JOHN B. HUDSON. Portland, Jan. 8,l$p7. Having purchased the stock aud good will of the I late firm of GEO. X. BURROUGHS & CO., 1 shall continue the | FURNITURE BUSINESS at their old stand, I.ANCANTEB BALL, i and by prompt attention to the wants ot customers, j shall endeavor to merit a continuance of their pat | ronage, which I respectfully solicit. I'll AS. B. n nilTEBOBE. Portland, Jau. 9, 1867. dtf Dissolution of Copartnership j rpliE Copartnership heretofore existing between FENDERSON & SABINE, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The alijirs of the late firm will be settled by W. A. SABINE, who will continue the Wholesale Fruit ami Fancy Gro ceries, &c„ j at the OKI Stand. J. A. FENDERSON, W. A. SABINE. Jan. 1, 1867. janl0d3w Dissolution of Copartnership. BY mutual consent Cyrus Staples’ interest in our linn ceases on and after tliia date. All persons holding b Us against the late firm are requested to present them tor payment, and those indebted will please call and sottle at the obi stand, No. 173 Com mcicial street. CYRUS STAPLES, GEO. M. STANWOOD, D. P. NOYES. The business will be continued by tbo remaining partners under the name and style of Sian wood & Noyes. GEO. M. STANWOOD, D. P. NOYES. January i, 1867._ jan9d3w Copartnership Notice. TIIE 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, Mcsorve, Haskell & Co., IS Free Street. CHAS. SMALL, SAM’L G. DAVIS, W. Y. POMEROY. Portland, Jan 1st, 18G7. ja5d4w Dissolution of Copartnership. | rjlHE copartnership heretofore existing between UOIER1 & BIBYHA.1I, is this day disolved by mutual consent. Either of the late partners is authorized to use the firm name in liquidation. SAMUEL RUMERY, _jaodCw GEO. BURNHAM, Jc. NOT IC E . THjl subscriber having disposed oi his Stock in store to Messrs Burgess, Pokes & [Co., i Requests all persons indebted to him to call at their Counting Room No. S© Coiuuierciul St**Thom as Block, and settle. Thankful tor past favors, he commends to his friends and former patrons their iarge and well selocted Stock ol Leads, Oils, Colors, &e. CHARLES FORES. Portland, Jan. 2, 1SG7. 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 date. DAVIS, BAXTER & CO. Portland, Jan. 1,16G7. dim BQir'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 style of • , T. H. WESTON & CO. Jan. 1,18G7. JaaTdlw j Copartnership. THE undersigned have this day associated them seive9 together under the firm name of riCKETT & GRAY, to do a Paint, OH and Vavnab Rugiucaa I mall its branches at IS! FORE STREET. JEROME B. PICKETT, Jan. I, 18G7-»f_WILLIAM GRAY. D issolution. rpiJE firm heretofore existing under the name ST AN WOOD <£ DODGE, Is this day dissolved by mutual consent. FERDINAIND DODGE, Continues the Produce and Fancy Grocery Business, At his NEW STAND, fto* lO Market Street* 63?** Accounts of the late firm to be settled at No 10 Market street. dclSdtf Dissolution of Copartnership riiHE copartnership heretofore existing under the ; 1 name oi CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is tliis i day dissolved by mutual consent. All i*ersoiMi hold ng bills against* the firm, are requested to present them for payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at 337 Congress Street. CALVIN EDWARDS WILLIAM G. TWOMELY. The subscriber having obtained the fine store No. 337 Congress Street, wifi continue the business, and will keep constantly on hand PI A NTO FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which he can sell at the manulheturer’s LOWEST PRICES. Also, a good assortment of OP.GANS and MELODE ON3. OLD PIANOS taken in exchange. Hr'Orders for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. WM. G. TWOMRLY. November 20,16G6. dtf Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this day formed a co- | partnershp under the stylo and firm of Morgan, Dyer & Co., And have purchased of Messrs. LORD & CRAW FORD their Stock and lease of store No. 143 Commercial Street, For the purpose oi transacting a general wholesale ! business in W. I. Goods, Groceries, Flour and j Provisions, ttSir"Consignments of Cooperage, Lumber, Country Produce, Av., solicited, and shall receive personal and prompt attention. A. p. MORGAN. J. W. DYER, „ . „ J. E. HANNAFORD. Pol and, Sept 10,18C6. ” sep26dtt THE l > UERSIGMEB have formed a Co partnership for the purpose of transacting a Clothing and Furnishing Goods business, under the firm of ROBINSON & KNIGHT, Al SBB CONGRESS STREET. O’NEIL W. ROBINSON, , STEPHEN D. KNIGHT. Portland, Dec. 8,18GG. dtf 8. WINSLOW & CO/S NEW GROCERY ! HAVING moved into our new store, neit door be low our old stand, aud fitted it for a FIRST CLASS GROCERY, we beg leave to return our thanks to our numerous patrons for past favors, and inform them and the pub lic generally, that while endeavoring to maintain our reput uinn foi spiling the best of BEEP, and all kinds ol MEA lo and \ EC El ABLE'*, wo have added to our stock a chore variety of pure groceries, aud hope by selling the best of goods At the Lowest Cask Prices! to merit a lair share of patronage. The same atten tion as heretofore paid to orders for Meats and Vege tables for dinners. Cart will call for orders every morning if desired. S. WINSLOW & CO. Na. 28 Spring Street Market. S. WINSLOW. c. E. PAGE. January 11. dGm Oysters, Oysters. Tuns day received a splendid lot Virginia Oysters, and for sale at$1.00per gallon, solia; All orders by mail or express promptly attend ed to. Oysters delivered in any part of the city. IE FREEMAN & CO., ^dec22dlm_ lOl Federal Street. OYSTERS-! JCst received a cargo of those spleudu NOKfUliK OYSTERS, By lire Qanrt, Gallon, RbiIkI or cargo ! All ill want of Oysters for the trade. Parties le vees, &c., will iind it lor interest to call at liead quarters, No. 9 Union Wharf. Jan7d4w_ -JAMES FBEEMAiV. Mj3F'Sond your orders for Job Work to Dally Pres INiillUAMtli N O W IS THE TIME TO INSURE! WITH THE GREAT Mutual Life Ins. Co., Ol Now York. Cash Assets, $18,000,000. Increasing at the rate of 8300,000 per month Another Grand Dividend! WILL he made on the first ot February next ilioso who insure at this time will derive tfai benefit of that dividend, which will add largely ti the sum injured, or may be used in payment of la lure premiums. It is the best New Year’s Grift ! A man can bestow on his family, in view of the un certainty of life. Many Policies now subsisting with this Grea Company are yielding a laeoe lxcbilA.se, as tin following cases will show: No of Ain't Am’t of Dividend 1 Policy. Insured Prem. Pd. Additions [ 518 $3000 2262,25 $2710,22 ] 600 S00 201,23 375,02 | 7707 8000 3000,20 4830,87 7862 6000 2608,00 3217,84 . 10325 1000 350,80 641.52 : 10793 3000 1000,20 1579,53 ! *446 1000 033,90 685,93 j 12410 1500 410,93 623,24 LF™ Many more cases with similar results am names can be furnished to those who will fovor us will } a call ar our office. £17“ Do not fail to examino into the advantage: this Grout Company presents before insuring vice where, by applying at the Agency of W. D. LITTLE A- CO., Office 79 Commercial St., Up Stairs. E3P*Non-ForieUiiig, Endowment, Ten Fear, anc all other form of Policies arc issued by this Compan| on more favorable advantage than b} anv othereom pany- *dec27dtf Reliable Insurance ! i W. ©. L.ITTX.E & Co, General Insurance Agents, Offices (for the present)at No 79 Commercial St, & 30 Market Square, (Lancaster Hall Building,) CONTINUE to represent the following FirM Class Fire Companies, viz: Piurnix, Of Hartford, Ct. Merchants’. Of Hartford, Ct. i City Fire, Of Hanford, Ct, North American, Of Hartford, Ct. 1 Now England, Of Hartford, Ct. Atlantic, Of Providence, K. I. . Atlantic Mutual, Of Exeter, N. H. i And are prepared to place any amount wanted on Good property, at the most favorable rates. E5F*FAltM AND VILLAGE Property, and CITY DWELLINGS and Household Furniture insured for a term of years, on highly lavo: able ratos. L< SSLS PROMPTLY'ADJUSTED AND PAID as heretofore, at our cilice. Every loss ot these of dees by the great tire in this City, was paid up with j out any delay, difficulty or discount, (ol more than simple interest,) to the entire sail:,faction of all the parties, to whom we are at liberty to refer. , Dec. 27 dtr STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION - OF THE - AMERICAN Popular Life Insurance Company, OF NEW VO U ft , - ON TlAi - First Day of December, A* D. 1866. As made to the Secretary of the State of Maine. Amount of Capital Stock, $100,000 00 Amount of Capital StocK paid in and 1 *inn nnn ,.n invested in U. S.securities, } $100>000 00 Amount at Risk, . 686,200 00 assets: Cash in Bank, $4,908 41 Premium Notes, 897 14 U. S. Stocks, par value $100,000, market value 107,000 00 i Oflice furniture. 1,734 53 i Amount due by Agents, 22,378 71 Deferred Premiums, 9,128 12 $146,04G 94 LIABILITIES: Due to Banks, $5,000 00 Net Assets, $141,016 94 (Signed) T. S. LAMBERT, Vice-President. J. Pierpont, Secretary. New York, \ State, City and County, j !9^,' Then personally appeared betore me the above named T. S. Lambert, Vi ce-Pr e si en t, and J. Pier pont, Secretary, and each and severally declared the within statement true, to the best of their knowledge aud belie!. Sworn and subscribed before me at New York, in said State and County, this 10th day of December, A. D. 1866. Ils 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 Lite Insurance as made by the above Company- [See “Circular.”] It is a new Company on a new plan. This Compa ny will not allow any policy to lapse or be forfeited. Its Policies are incontestiblc alter death. It will insure any one. Ordinary and inferior or impaired lives are the very oDes that most need as surance. It will insure better than Ordinary lives by rating 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 liver is the important question. It insures ou 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 tbe Premiums paid by shorter lives.” It is a cash Company, but will insure on the Part Note or all Note plan, if the rnrty understands its effects aud prefers it, and will pay the insured what ever Dividend he requests, if the Premium is made sufficiently large. It issues Annuities and Assurance on Joint Lives. Clergymen and Teachers assured at net cost. Agent* aud Solicitor* Wanted. Call or send for “ Circular.” to* WM. G. MERRILL, AGENT, and Atty for State of Maine. OFFICE—93 Commercial Sli-vct. -vc „ °- BoX 1713‘ Medical Examiner, ( Dr. S. C. GORDON. ) dec24cod3w FARMERS OWNERS OFJMVE STOCK. Tlio Hartford Live Stock Ins, Co., Cash, Assets, - - -$170,000 Ali Paid In ana Securely Invested, Is now prepared to issue Polices ou HORSES, CATiLE, and LIVE STOCK of ali kinds, against DEATH 01 THEFT at moderate rates of Premium. Farmers and Owners of Valuable Dorses, Stable-keepers and others, Now have an opportunity to in ure with a sound and reliable company, against loss by FIRE, DISEASE, or ACCIDENTAL CAUSES, and from THIEVES. POLICIES ISSUED BY W. D. LITTLE & CO., General Agents, At Office. Wo. TO Commercial Street, And in Lancaster Hall Building, Market Square, PORTLAND. pp-Canvassers and Sub-Agents Wanted. Dec 14—d&wGw B B M.O V A E. . Sparrow’s Insurance Office is this clay removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the new and commodious rooms NO. 66 EXCHANGE STREET, IN THE CUMBERLAND BANE BUILDING, where lie is now prepared to place Insurance, In all its iorms, and for any amount, in companies second to uoothers on the globe, and on the most favorable terms. Parties preferring first class insurance, are res pectfully invited to call. November 5,18G6. dtf Ii Ti*r*™Bley, General Insurance Broker, w ould inform bis many friends and the pubi c generally that he is prepared l continue the lnsur ance Busmess as a Broker, and can place Fire, Bile and Marine 1 nrarance to any extent in the best Com panies in the United .States. All business entrusted t0 <• 10 shall he faithfully attended to. Otlice at C. M.Rico’s Paper Store, No. 183 Fore St where orders can be left. full6tf SPECIAL NOTICE —OF— Life Insurance! HAMaln^f'lbeol,fI>mnl<?l1 °8n"al Hew England Mutual Life Ins. Co., Of Boston, Mass., being tlicoldcst purely Mutual Life Ins. Co. in America, we wish filly good, active a*ems iheWSmri11 tMe dlUur2t citics an“ v‘*lages throughout the State. None need apply unless eood reference can be give. The Co. is 23 years old an,I has paid in r.'h^wi®1’,,1!’000 00 aud 0Ter *2,<KW,0M 00 in loss es by death. It lias now a well-invested accumulated inK\t'/!rJ<i’U0i’000 00‘, 1110 Co- formerly made tnd paid its dividends once in live years. A Divi S?nd be 'Pod0„uJ> in Nov. I860, nnd annually thereafter, and available one year lrom date of Poli cy- ’“i'"1 Agencies will be made to LUh US SMALL & SON, Gen’l Agents no21d3m_BidWor’d, Me. Notice to Land Holders, MI'.. O’pur.OClIFr., Buii^r, is prcraredlo fake contracts tor building, cither by JOB or bv DAV WOltff. Can furnish First Class workmen aud material of all description. Residence, AMERICAN HOUSE, x India Street, Portland. August 11 th. 18iiC__auggO—tf To Let. 0?,LBril;k ?torei thre« stories, No. 30 Union ViSS** Apply to Ja3dtt ST. JOHN SMITH. BU1LD1NO. LUMBER, Wholesale aud Retail. BOARDS, plunk, shingles aud Scantling oi'all oize; constantly on hand.

Building material sawed to order. ISAAC DYER. auglltiNo. Union Wharf. Wreat Inducements FOB PAUXILS WISHING TO BUILD. rnHE subscribers otfor for sole a large quant it 7 0 A desirable building bts in tJio West End of tin city, lying on v aughan, Pine, Neal, Carlton, Thomas West, Emery, Cushmaji. Lewis, Bramhall, Monu< ment, Danfortli,Orange aud Salem Streets. The} will sell 011 a credit of from one to ten year9 • if desireu 07 the pure] osers. From parties whi build immediately, no 0/t*H payments required A pply at the oiilee oi the subscribers, where ful particulars may be obtained. T , . n J.B. BROWN & SONS. Portland, May 3, 1865. «ua 50 A *«M,Tj2CT|7Bi'4b ENGINEERING irl. Messrs. ANDERSON. BOXNELL <y CO., have made arrangements with Mr. STEAD, ah Arcbitec! 01 established reputation, ami will in future carry 01 Architecture with their business as Engineers. Par 1 , “J* intending to build arc invited to call at then othce, No, uOG Congress street, and examine eleva 1 hitd plans ot churches, banks, stores, blocks 0 buildings, 4*c. j 12 WM. II. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Maple Street. General Agent lor thp State ior u. rr. Johns’ Improved Roofing, For buildings ol all kinds. CAR aud STEAM ! BOAT DECKING. ROOKING CEMENT, for coat i in? and repairing all kinds oi roofs. PBESKKVA i XTVE PAINT ior iron und wood work, Metal Roofs, 1 &c. COMl'OUND CEMENT. for repairing leaky j shingled roofs. BLACK VARNISH, for Ornamen tal Iron work &c. Full descriptions, c rcular. prices ! &c. furni hed by mail or on applicalionat tlie office where samples and testimonials can Le seen, j scpl:.’dtf Black Alpaccas. A F U I. L LINE JUST RECEIVED -Ar EASTMAN BROTHERS ALSO, Dress Goods ! Thibets and Poplins! VERY CHEAP. Prints, Delaines, and Cottons, At the very Lowes. Mavkot Prices. 10-4 All Wool Blankets $4.00 pair. Balmoral Skirts, $2.00. i Country Yam, white and colored, 20 cts. £^F~Ladies Heavy Ribbed Hose 25 cts pair. IVo Trouble to 8how Goods. Eastman Brothers, ! jalOJ2w_333 CONGRESS ST. j COAL ! COAL r ! Coal for Ranges, Furnaces, —AND— PARLOR STOVES, At Low Rotes for Cosh. * A small lot of NICE BLACKSMITH’S COAL. 1«0 TOSS LUMP LEHIGH. Also a lot cf DRY SLAB WOOD, sowed in stove length, delivered in any part of the city, at $8 per cord. PERKINS, JACKSON A CO., High Street Wliarf^ 302 Commercial, Jan4dtf Foot of High street. B L A IN K E TJS STILL CHEAPER! YOU CAN BUI aAakUE SIZED All Wool Blanket ! -FOB $4.00 Per Pair, -AT P. M. FROST’S, -VO. 4 DEEEING BLOCK, dc22dtf CONGRESS STREET. RECONSTRUCTED ! THOS. COLORING, APOTHECARY, is pleased to inform the citizens of Portland and vi cinity that, having been purijied by jire, he has now opened a HTEW AND ELEGANT DRUG STORE on the OLD STAND, and furnished the same with a choice selection of Drugs, Medicines and Chemicals, Toilet and Fancy Good#, Fine imported Per fumery, Trasses, Siionldcr Braces, Flastic llosc, Race Caps, Cratches, Are., Arc., in great variety. We extend a cordial invitation to all our friends to “ take a walk among the ruins’' and see us. Cor, Exchange and Federal Streets. jan2 __dtf SHORT & LORING, Booksellers & Stationers, 31 Free, Corner CVtiit-r Street*, Have on Land a foil supply ot Law, School, Miscellaneous and Blank Books. STATIONERY OF ALE KINDS, OdSu, Post Office and Envelope Cases, Let' ter Presses, Pen Backs, &c. We Lave just roctevcd from Now York a full supply ol PAPER HANGINGS, New patterns and CLoice Styles. DRAWING PAPER OF ALL SIZES. Give us a call. Short dr Coring, SI Free, Comer Center Stiee JySfltt BLANO HARD’S Improvement on Steam Boilers! ON some hollers 700 degs. of heat is thrown away, making a loss ot 1-3 the fuel. The question is olten asked how can this be saved. Mr Blanchard has invented a boiler that takes perfect control ot all the heat and makes it do duty in the engine. This is very simple in its construction; alter the engine is in motion the smoke pipe is elos&l tight, and the 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 can be 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 of WM. WILLARD, Corner of Commercial Wharf and Commercial St. Feb 24—dly __ ||, JUMN KINSMAN J DEALER IN r GAS | FIXTURES —AT— 25 Union St., PORTLAND. . Aug 20 dtf Notice. THE undersigned having purchase*! the Bakery, ( &c., of Mr. R. Kent, will continue the BAKING BUSINESS AT THE OLD STAND, j NO. 107 FORE, COR. VINE STREET, 1 Where we shall be haapy to see our old customers, 1 and ns many new ones as mav favor us with their pat i ronage. PEARSON & SMITH, j October 1,18GG. dtf The subscriber having disposed ot Ida Bakery to I Messrs. Pearson & Smith, would cheerfully recom mend them to his former patrons, being assured that, I from their well known reputation, they will continue the business acceptably. And he will take this opportunity to gratefully ac knowledge the many favors bestowed upon lain by i liis patrons for many years. REUBEN KENT. Octol>er 1, 18G6. dtf WORSTEDS! 1 347 CONGRESS STREET. 347 — A Fresh hot of CHOICE WORSTEDS,, now opening hr 1.. M. CAKTI.APfD, 341 Congress Street. January 3. alw COKE FOR SALE ! | Price 15 Cents a Bushel, delivered. Apply at the Treasurer’s Office, 237 CONGRESS STREET. janTdlw DAILY press. PORTLAND. I - Saturday Morning, January 12, 1867. The Slate Hcfo„„ School. ‘■The worst use you can put a man to is to ‘•hang him.” So said, years ago, one ot the ! most eloquent of English writers, and the re | mark certainly embodies a sound economical ! as well as a humanitarian principle. There is 1 no waste to cruel, so pitiful as the waste of noble human capabilities in those who, crowd ' ed down to the bottom of society, caught in ! the heavy undertow of our seething, rapid civilization, become through crime so much j the enemies of society that it is compelled in sell-Jefenc e to visit on them the punishment i due to its own wide spread corruption. What I are called the dangerous classes are in fact mainly the neglected anil uncared-for classes, and the crimes with which they affright soci ety are the direct consequence of its own crim inal selfishness in allowing their capabilities so to run to waste. Whatever then, in our institutions tends di rectly or indirectly to lessen this wasteful ; perversion of the powers of humanity is of in calculable importance not only to the cause of enlightened Christianity but of sound political economy. Conspicuous among such benefi cent institutions in our midst must be reckon ed the State Reform School, by means of which numberless unfortunate b >ys, the waifs and strays of society, are annually rescued from the depraving influences that surround their ignorance and friendlessness and fit them for a file of crime, and placed under such whole some restraints and judicious instruction as will turn into safe and useful channels their restless activities, and transform into the props and pillars of society beings who would other wise have been its post. The value of such an institution as thi3 to the State and to the country is something which cannot be estimat ed. We are gratified to observe the manner in which our present Executive, in his inau .gural address to the Legislature, refers to the School. Ilis remarks upon this subject aie eminently judicious, end afford by no means the least among the many evidences that pa per exhibits of an enlarged and enlightened statesmanship. We have been led into this train of thought by the very pleasant manner in which the whole subject has lately been presented to us. A few days since we accepted an invitation to attend the annual Xew Year's festival given to the boys by their friends in this city. A party numbering some seventy-five or a hun | dred ladies and gentlemen, among whom were i many of our most prominent and esteemed cit i izens, arrived at the School about seven o'clock. The boys were assembled in the Chapel. They looked animated, happy and interested, aud the most perJect decorum was exhibited by them throughout. After a few introductory remarks by Mr. Holyoke, the Superintendant of then- Sunday School, all the boys joined in i singing a Christmas hymn. It was a pleasant and touching thing to hear those youthful voices rising sweet and clear in the heavenly s train. “Glory in the Highest; Glory t Peaco on cal ill; good will to men." I More especially so when we consider how : slight hut for this institution would have been the opportunity of most of them of learning aug t of that pure gospel of peace, of feeling even, such of its blessed reflex influences as surround and protect more fortunate boys. A prayer, brief, appropriate and earnest, was then ofi'ered by Rev. Dr. Pendleton, alter which the statistics of the yearly Sabbath School report were read by the Superintendent of the institution, Mr. Barrows. The whole number of pupils during the year just ended ‘ is 267. Of these 105 have left the school aud I 2 have died, leaving the present number 160. 1 The report of studies and perfect lessons shows a degree of application and Interest above the j average, and the record in relation to de J portment Is equally fayorable. After the 1 reading of the report, &e., brief addresses were ma^e to the boys by Rev. Dr. Stockbridge, Rev. Messrs. Gage and Wethcibee and others of this city, and by Captain Dutton of Steam ship Hibernian, and there was pleasant mu ! sic. Then the formal gathering resolved it j self into a social assembly, and the guests | were invited to make themselves acquainted | with the various features of the institution, j Everywhere were apparent the most perfect or derand neatness,as well as entire harmony and j good leelieg. The general appearance of the j boys is encouraging. Among them may be j found a few blight intellects which hold out ] for their possessors promise of a shining fu ture, but in the main they exhibit the ordi nary degree of mental and bodily activity, with a far less marked developeinent of §vit pro i penalties than might be expected, and they evidently atiori the material out of which ; under their present wholesome influencesgnay be made good and useful citizens. The Su i perintendent is plainly making great eflbrts to ' do for the School all that is possible to a man well fitted lor Iris position and eainest in tbe discharge of his duties, aun he is well second ed in his eftorts by his admirable wife, and by ! an eflicient corps of assistants. The health of the institution is excellent. At present there is not a single case of illness. Alter witnessing the pleasant spectacle of the boys in the enjoyment of their New Years’ least, and alter partaking ; of a very handsome collation prepared for i them by the ladies of the school, the company left much gratified by their reception and en tertainment, and more than ever convinced of l the excellence and importance of the Ins'.itu- 1 lion to the entire community, both in the present and in the coming future. I 1 Society in Chill. A writer in Macmillan’s Magazine gives the following account of society hi Chili, a conn- ! try which is at present attracting much atteu- j tinn: '‘Education is making progress in Chili un der the fostering care ot an enlightened Gov ernment. The population of the country is about 1,500,000, and the attendance at the , schools, public and private, is about 60,000. A much larger number of persons can read, however, than one would imagine from these ligures. We presume the average period of i . attendance at school is very short., which j I makes the quantum of education^ such as it is, ! suffice for a larger number ol inhabitants than 1 | it ought to do. . The better class in Chili are tolerably well ! | educated. In .Santiago there is a respectable j j university, an institute or high school, and a theological seminary—the Inst being in the ! hands of the Jesuits or Ultramontanes, and j designed to prepare a priesthood for the ser vice ot the national church, li is but poorly i attended, and throughout the country the al tar is in a great measure served by Spanish, ! f rench, Italian aud Irish priests. The uni I ~ ersity is chiefly devoted to the study of law aud medicine. A high classical or mathemat ical cutriculum is not insisted on, nor, we ap ; prebend, is It attainable. The rector of the : University is lion Antonio Bello, a Cue old man, now nearly ninety years of age, a scholar 1 of some eminence, a poet, and once an able 1 diplomatist. Venezuenan by birth, he follow ed his countryman, Bolivar, aud, during the wars of Independence, was resident in Europe as secretary to the representatives of some of the rebellious provinces, then embryo repub lics. He lias lived to see the honorable labors i of his ardent youth largely repaid in the ad i vancing civilization of the majority ol the i South American States. ‘Bello’s Commenta ry on Public Law' is known and appreciated wherever the Spanish language is spoken. His Latin Grammar is also an admirable text book. Amongst the women of Chili, education is not so well attended to, nor so widely dissem inated a3 amongst the men. In the art of writing, the fair sex is particularly deficient, the epistles of a Chilian lady as compared with the notes of an accomplished Englishwoman, being like the productions ot a country ser vant girl. There is, however, no lack of pol ish aud refinement of manner amongst the better families in the Chilian capita). Music is very generally studied, and many ot the youug ladies render the operas ot \ erdi and Bellini with a power and skill rarely found in non-professional circles. The Chilians are trank, accessible, courte ous and hospitable. 1 be unatleeted kinducss which one meets with, especially at their es statos oi haciendas, makes a lasting and most | favorable impression. In the cities there is, perhaps, less outward expression of hospitali ty. A foreigner is very rarely invited to dine, aud is seldom asked to stay at his lrlend s ! ffs EBVsarw s.«*s : hearty atid sincere good will. Iu the cities the e rollings are devoted to j visiting. Unless one is on terms of very erea i intimacy, a visit during the day is as unacccp ! table as it would be unlooked for. The even I ing tei luliUf with its pleasant gossip, is at I agreeable recreation. The round tea-table b an institution in Chill, and English folks oi ! visiting terms at native houses are not reduc ed to syrups or cau sucre." - — Libel Suill Against Mewspapeia. j The Providence Journal has just bee: tried lor publishing an item ot police intelli i S'-■nee. In a frank, good tempered and man); I editorial article on the case occur these sensi ble remarks: . iu defence of tho liberty o tne press, without which free institution ure impossible, we outfit to say that if wo can ffno u uewjpaper, in the modern accep th mu t l,U terul- “ is not an answer to sa m Wcre Uomiuai;it is the lab,.' and vexation and expense ol the trial tha constitute tbe injury. libelTuit^JS newspapers generally end in disagreements o the jury, or iu verdicts of nominal damage tor m the heated contests in which pulivca papers engage, there will goneraUy beiumon twelve men, at least one who is pretty sure i. liud tor the plaintiff, aud at least oue who wi! be as sure to hud tor the defendant. Hut th cost of the trial is the saute And if the pro priutors of a paper ure to be drugged tut court, on every itc-mol police intelligence, tli full authenticity of which they are not able t verily, they must cease to print that descrip tiou or news; and ii tbe same rule is applied t oilier descriptions of news, they must cease t publish altogether. We have been engaged in that cinploymeu Ibr almost tho time that is generally alio*, ted t a human generation. That iu all that tiiu we nave b.ou misled by iulsc iulorinution tut. many Statements that were not correct, is uu doubtcdly true. Mo possible precaution, n ; human sagacity could prevent tins. 11 w< waited for the legal verification of every- item before we printed it, it would cease to be liew. loug be lore it appeared in our columus. Hu it is equally true mat we have never kuuwiir lypublisliod what waa untrue, and that n. mau lias ever been injured iu our columus, bu We were more anxious to render bitu iustie. than he could be to demand it. The reputa turn of our paper’ its value as a property, in less than a sense oi light, require this a. ou: hands. And that such has been our uniform practice we appeal to our whole record t. show. Conscious Virtue. (From tho Detroit Post.] The Southern people* are as proud of whai they call their- meek, submissive, trank accept ance ot the situation as some insane peopk are ot having two legs. They have somehov got the idea in the one case that tbe pheuo rnenon ot being a biped, »nd iu the other tha Lee’s surrender and all that ensued therefron invoive some mysterious virtues to which tin attention of the world must be constantly di rected. Hence we cau scarcely ever take U| a newspaper from that section without beiu; regidcd with the magnificent attitude of th. Southern people. Y\ hen they surrendered they surrendered everytning. They only aok ed now they could get back into t’ongress an< i have all their ancient rights. YVith an unex ampled masnanimity they gave up lighting the very moment they discovered they couu | not hoid together any longer. Then their on ly question was as to the least possible penal ties they would have to pay in order to resumi their mileage, salaries, hotels at YY' ashiugtou and a vote in the legislation by which the. were to be governed. Whatever Mr. Johnsoi required they yielded, or pretended to yield because they knew as far as lie went he rep resented the whole Government. They were exceedingly interested in politics in' those days. Elections were held at the earliest pos sible opportunity; governors were nominated 1 and chosen ; the congressional delegations With : lew exceptions, were packed witu the nsosi enthusiastic-rebels that could be touud, and Federal politics were the nearest and dearest objects on earth. Mo one thought of tlie ma | terial development which has so suddenly oc j eupied the brains and bauds of ali patties, as ! we leam from the Southern journals. The wonderiul resources tor the enlargement oi which the Southern people now ask to be lei alone, were then uiddenas deep hum mental as iroin ocular vision. It was not until Cou Sress had sometluug to propose m>n tuix^ oimoon to oppose, mat tne Southern people lost that interest, because holding off from fed eral politics meant an excuse or,at least, a cou sequeuce of the rejection of the terms which Congress insists upon. Tho strange apatl y ( followed, The seen t ol the baru-yaid, the loul ! air of the mine, was lar preferable to the odor of liadicafism, and the corruption at YY'asli ington. Agriculture, commerce, metallurgy and manufactures have become the only svlt jects worthy tbe attention of a patriotic southerner. In short, since they believed that Congress had no power, with Mr. John son iu the way, to insist upon any further condition, they have refused to yield auylhing more. There is nothing particularly strange about this. Nobody, this side ot heaven, the millen nium or the Monday school books which em balm the memory of scrofulous youthful piety, is apt to yield ir a dispute anything more than he is absolutely compelled to. And we do not regard the Southern people as n markable speeimeus ol that anomalous submissiveuess which only asks what is demanded in order toyjbey. It is not strange that the Soutbern people iu bargaining, first for their lives, sec ondly for their property, thirdly for power, should make the Dest possible bargain they could for themselves. Hut to parade what lit tle they have paid, drop by drop, in eking out tlie bargaiu with u miser's reluctance, as a great virtue which cfills for forbearance is as ridiculous as a uiaii’-. claim to geneioaiiy in tryiugl to settle for stealing a horse by paying hall its value. It's human nature, it is true, but it’s a vtry poor-quality of human nature, aud is as much matter lor boasting as the hump ol a hunchback, or the bowiegs ot a man who is afflicted iu that manner. An-kavloginl Duc»<er>. A FORTIFIED CAVERN IN FRANCE. The I’arls Mouitfiir publishes an aeconnl of a singular- cavern just discovered bv some workmen engaged in digging foundations in a park belonging to M. de liivais-Manercs, and situated in the commune of Flic, near Eavaur Tain. The existence of this cavern hud nev er been suspected by tbe inhabitants or l'lae, and not the slightest tradition concerning it has remained. M. Grellet-Ealguerie, an asso ciate of the iioeiete ties Antiquaires do France on hearing ot this discovery, immediately set out for the place with a lew friends, in order to ascertain the probable date and destina tion of Ibis subterranean recess. Upon exam ination, ttey found it had been used as a for tified dwelling, one of those places of refuge which were had recourse to in times of inva sion or public disturbance. It might have been one of those selected by the Gauls iu Julius C*sar,s time. It consists ol tliree vaulted chambers cut out in a hard rock, and connected with each other by a labyrinth of narrow galleries, admitting not more than one man at a time. The entrance to the main gallery is extremely narrow and low, so that it can only be entered by creeping on one's hands and knees. At almost every step the galleries present re entering angles, recesses tor guards, and places where strong palisade-., or perhaps heavy doors of wood and stone, must have existed. The art of defence seems to have been here carried to a high pitch of perfection. Opposite the entrance gallery a sort of ‘-buil s eye” or circular window is pierced, communicating with this chamber. From this loophole the sentinel, lying on a stone bench, might watch the approach ol an assailant and repel him if necessary; there is, moreover, but oue cnir uioe to this chamber, and that is by the mi.idle one. The plan of the cavern has been carefully taken by tbe architect of Lavaur. Another cavern, it ap pears from the latest accounts, has been found under the Fontaine du Theron, in tl e same commune, but has not yet been examined. •■tiinal Orast'i Urrcpnon. A Washington special of Wednesday, says: The reception of General Grant, tonight, is one of the most brilliant entertainments ever given in Washington. The two lirge drawing-rooms on one side of the lower hall, with the library and dining rcom on the oth er side, are literally packed with guests, while the rooms on the second story are crowded, and in a large room in the basement the dancers arc endeavoring to get through the sets. All the apartments are decorated with flowers and small American flags, while on all sides are displayed the presents given to the General by a grateful people, including many of value.' After the visitors had deposited their trap pings in the dressing rooms, up stairs, they came down to the back drawing room on the first floor, where they gave their names tp an usher, and were announced to the host and hostess. Gen. Grant was in undress uniform, with four stars on his shoulder-straps. Mrs. Grant wore a handsome green silk dress, with a black lace shawl, and near theca was their oldest son, Cadet Grant, wearing the West Point gray uniform. The army odicers, in uniform, were numerous, and among thorn were the leaders of the Union forces on many a hard-lought field. The Cabinet, the Supreme Court and the Senate were all represented; and had Mr. Speaker Collax chosen to call the House of Ueprescntatives to order he could have hod a quorum. Naval officers, diplomatists, gentle men of the press, and citizens generally, com pleted the array of masculine guests. As for the ladies present, t might as well at tempt to give a list of the stars that are shin ing so brightly to-night as to attempt a cata logue of bright maidens and matrons in the galaxy of fair ones present. Maine and New Hampshire were especially ——————— well represented, but the test dr^ThtoTTf ‘^eraa" was the wife of a Senator from fa? I ofl Nevada. Nearly all the ladies wore silk dresses and high iu the neck, with lace collars and’ ion ' trains. j Gen. Grant was practically temperate, and j G'c only beverage was iced lemonade. There wa a profusion of ices, cakes and other li -ht refreshments: and judging from appearances appear” W'U ** kept “P “tUI day‘i*,‘t doth ®yr»»’» Poi nii. ■; teBsarsirrsa has been printed, it would seem that a clratUI collation of these has disclosed the exlvcnc' t ot numerous errors In the text of evtwv m? ‘ edUl?u' Ml': Jl“7»y has wisely resoiv ; eJ to check unprincipled competition—»n ; principled because its productionsure neccsaa rdy Imperfect, and a f.aud upon the pubde by issuing a pearl edition, primed in crowu octavo and ou toned paper, so perfect, and at ! such a price that no one who sees it will be ; | seduced by aDy counterleit. V, e have read somewhere that Byron teit behind him some ' fragments of a fifth canto of Childe Harold ' I containing, amongst otuer things, a descrim 1 j lion of an eruptiou of Stromboii, seen by the ; j poet on his last voyage to Greece, anil also a , plan of the continuation of iron Juan. Are these iu the possession of Mr. Murray; aud > I ??“ . u reserve them tor a still later edition? lie is very fond of tautalizlng the literary , world with promises of good things, hut no * prospect ot tliis kind bus been held out.-— these remains must be known to no small number of persons, yet the secret has been > well kept. > ■ A Melancholy Faroe. President Jolm.sou, who during the war was the object of unceasing scurrility (rom North , «» copperheads, dined last ntglu tu a cornpa , ny containing some of the shining lights of the copperhead politicians, i He was received aud welcomed to the din ing hall by Tout. Floret, ce, who during Die I war edited the Washington Constitution a I journal which followed faithfully in the path ’ of the New York Dally News. j Ihe toast to the Supremo Court was ae , knowledged by Jeremiah Black, of Pennsyl vania, Buchanan’s Attorney-General and con iiuezitial adviser, a violent und notorious cop perhead, as everybody knows. 1 be toast to the army and navy called up 31r. A. J. liters, ot New Jersey, who omit tea to tell the company how much lie had ] done to discourage enlistments during the I war. it these men, whom Mr. Johnson now se lects as his dinner-table associates, had had their way during the war, Mr. Johnson would neyji have escaped alive out of Tennessee, ! owt the nbeliiou vvouid have triumphed, and the union would have been destroyed. It , seems to us a slianielnl spectacle to see the r : President ot the United States publicly asso : - cutting with men whose wishes and efforts ’ 'v'cl > timing the war, ior tire success of Jeff. idavfj aim the destruction of our country — I A. 1. Jbictiiiny runt. Infill Itrcifie. The following is a recipe for making a com position that will render wood on roots and ' elsewhere entirely incombnstibie. It is very ; simply prepared and quite easy of application, being used the same as paint with an ordina ry brush. A good coat of It applied to fire hoards, or to the floors under stoves, might save many a house from conflagration. Take a quantity of water proportioned to the surface you wish to cover, and add to it as nuch potash as can be dissolved therein, j When the water will dissolve no more potash, j stir into the solution, first, a quantity of flour t paste oi the consistency of common painters’ sizing; second, a sufficient quantity of pure i clay to render it of the consistency of cream. When the clay is well mixed, apply the . preparation as before directed to the wood; It I will secure it from the action of both fire and rain. In a mot too, tvoou tnus satu | rated may be carbonated, that is, chaired to a coal, but It will never blaze. If desirable, a most agreeable color can be given to the preparation by adding a small quantity of red or yellow ochre. Another thing: You should know that a handlol ot sulphur thrown on to the fire when the chimney is burning out, will almost In stantaneously extinguish the flames. __T It A XI. V.tUILTIEM. Gencrai Early has writtena “memoir of ! the last year of the war.” It is of course writ ten iu a running style. —The Houston (Texas) Telegraph celebrated i Christmas with a hogshead of egg-nogg. It was partaken of by editors, compositors, re ! porters, carriers, correspondents, devil and all. —There is a Flemish paper at Ghent which . celebrated its two hundredth anniversary on the 1st of January. On that day each ot Its ; subscribers received a copy of the oldest issue I extant, dated September, 1807. —In a communication by a reverend gentle man to the Cincinnati Gazette ou Ritualism, i "burning a little frankincense,” was printed ; “burning a little from kerosene.” The reve rend gentleman complains that they have thus made light of a very serious matter, i —A prize of a silver cake-baskot and a gold j ring was given to the couple who waltzed fif teen minutes iu the most graceful manner at a ball in Wheeling. Fifteen couples competed. —Rev. James Freeman Clarke, In a recent lecture, said he wondered why young ladles indulged in Italian screams aud German moans, under the pretenco of singing, and why they did not sing some of the beautiful ' English melodies which abound in our lan I guage; u sentiment wlrieh met with the hearty | assent of the audience. —The yachts, which made tho short trip j across the Atlautic, are about 200 tons burtlieu. ; The time male by them has boon heretofore i eclipsed by clipper ships. The ship Dreud naugbt, commanded by Capt. Samuel Satnu | ols of the Henrietta, crossed tho Atlantic to I Europe iu February, 1859, in 13 days and 9 ■ hours—beating tho Henrietta's time, which was 13 days and 22 hours. It was Capt. Sam I uels’ scientific attainments as a sailing mas I ter which caused him to be selected as the \ commander of the Henrietta. Ills compersa | tion will be If5000 for the voyage. Tbo fastest j time for a steamer was that of the Scotia, which arrived on the 23d ot July iu 8 days,' j 9 hoars aud 4 minutes from Queenstown_ i The yacht America left New York July, 1851, j under the command of Capt. Richard Brown, ; and reached Havre in 20 days. She was not I crowded, however, or she might have made a quicker passage. —iuc awuu aiHals nave new a number or I meetings with a view to forming an Artist j Fund Society, similar to that in New York They will have, some time this month, a public sale for the benefit of the family of one of their j number, lately deceased. Id my piotures ara I promised by Boston and New York artists. - The monastery ot Arcadi, which was lately i blown up by the Cretan insurgents, was 800 ! years old. aud was the finest and richest mon j astery in the Levant. It contained a very rich | library, with rare Byzantine manuscripts, all , of which perished in the ruins. —You cannot do anything so meritorious but that every dunce about you will think that he could and would have done the same, if he had i had equal opportunities. —A new publication entitled The Literary ; Eclectic has been begun in Cincinnati. —Montreal is to have anew hotel of the larg j est and most magnificent, class. -An exchange thinks Sir Morton Peto paid the people of New England a high compliment, by not undertaking to induce them to sub 1 scribe to his enterprises, aud thereby gave his ; sinking fortunes. —Last Monday morning there arrived a gen tleman from France, who quietly proceeded to the residence of Mrs. Lincoln at Chicago, aud i without pomp or speech presented her with a I medal in behalf of 30,000 Fronch people, In token of their respect for Abraham Lincolu. —Female teachers in Hartford live on sala I ries ranging from S'zOO to 8300. The Press I says it is worse than matrimony. —Two girls were arrested in the streets of ’ Pittsfield, Saturday night, in a state of intoxi 1 cation, and when found were Stuck In a snow bank from which they were with difficulty ex | tricated. —There was a snow storm at New Orleans on the 3d inst. for the first time in fifteen years. —Bradford’s painting of “Sailers Crushed by Icebergs,” has been sold to Mr. Le Grand Rockwood of Now York city for 812,000. —A man has been arrested in New York and put under $300 bore's for violation of the act to prevent cruelty to animals. His offence was setting a dog to worry a cat.