Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, January 15, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated January 15, 1867 Page 1
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MORNING, JANUARY 15, 1867. Terms Eight 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 Dollar t- a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the ame place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, nvariubly in advance. Rates of Advertising.—One inch ot space,in eagtli oi column, constitutes a “square.** $1.50 per square daily first week : 75 cents per W ek after; three insertions, or less, $1.00; coutinu H every other day alter first week, 50 cents. Hall square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one w ek. $L.oo; oO cents per week alter. Under head oi “Amusements,” *2.00 Der square pe week; three insertions or less, $1.50. Special Notices,$1.25 per square tor the fir.^t in s irtion, aud 25 cents ]>ei square tor each subsequent nsertion. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State P :ES8*(which has a large circulation In every par ot the State) for $1.00 per square tor irst insertim aud >0cents per square tor each subsequent inser tion. BUSI1VKSS CABDS. H. 31. ERE WE JR, (Successors to J. Smith <Sr Co.) itlanutuclurcr of I.ruthcr Helling. Also tor sale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, K1VKTM and BUBS, septGdli u 311 I'ougrc** Htreet. W. 1\ FREEMAN & CO., Upholsterers and Manufacturers ot FUKNITUfiE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Spring-Bods, Mattresses, Pew Cushions, No. 1 Ulapp’t* Block- foot fhcNinni Street, Portland. W. P. Freeman, D. W. Deane. C. L. Quinby. uuglOtt n A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers in Stoves, Ranges & Furnaces, Can be found in their NEW KIJI I. DINS* ON MltlE HI., (Opposite the Market.) Where (bey will be pleased to sec all their former customers and receive orders as usual. augl7dtt n H. P. DEANE, Counsellor and Attorney, No. H. Clapp’* Block, Coiigrt'Nii Hi. EST" Particular attention given to writing Wills, Contracts, Deeds and Legal Instruments. July 01, lfcfltl. dtf W. II. CLIFFORD, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, —AND— SOLICITOR OR PATENTS, NO. H C LAPP’S BLOC K, aug?dtl Cougress Street. CHASE, CRAM & STURTEVANT^ GENERAL Commission Merchants, W idtfery*8 Whart, Portland, Me. octlGdtt ‘HOWARD A- CLEAVES, Attorneys k Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M NE. Office No. 17 Eree Street, Near Middle Street. Joseph Howard, jy9tt u Nathan Cleaves. M. PEARSON, GoI«l and Silver Plater -AND— Manufacturer ot Silver Ware, Temple, Street, first tloor jrom Impress Street PORTLAND, ME. May 19—dly n A. WILBUR A CO., 112 Tremont Street, Boston, Importers and Dealers in WBI.CII nnd INKKIfAIV HOOFING SLATES, of allcolors, and slatingnails. Careful attention paid to shipping. _ n ang92-fijn JAliEZ C. WOODMAN, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Has saved his Library. Office at2 2 1-2 Free street, in the Griffith block, third story. u JJbdtf BRADBURY & SWEAT Counsellors at Law, »4# COKGRUM STBEGT, Chadwick Mansion, opposite United States Hotol. Portia ml Maine. Bion Bradbury. nov St I J.. I>. M. Sweat Deering. Milliken & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, _angSI-dlf_ l*artlnnd, Maine. JOSEPH STORY Peurlayn Warble Co. Manulaeturcrs and Dealers in Enameled Slate Chimney Pieces, Brackets, Pier slabs, Grates and Chimney Tors. Importer and dealer in Eng lish Floor Tiles, German and French Flower Pots, Hanging Vases, Parian. Bisque, and Bronze Staiuetts mid Busts. Glass Slnnlcs and Walnut Stands. Bohe mian and Lava Vases and oilier wares. 112 TKEJVVONT STREET Studio Building aug22—Gin n BOSTON, M;uss. SHEPLEY & STROUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OFFICE. Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex change street. ii. F. SHEPLEY. jy‘Jtl A. A. STROUT. It. IF. ROBINSON, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, ‘I4» ton {{real Street. Jan 4—dtf PERCIVAL DONKEY, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, Morion Block, Congress Street, Two Door, above 1’reblo IIohm:, PORTLAND, ME. novlfl tf DAVIS, MESERVF., HASKELL & 00., Importers and Jobbers ot Dry Goods and Woolens, /lrcnde 18 Free Si reel,] F. DAVIS, ] l. ?: SS PORTLAND, ME h.chai'.man. I novn’nrxlti' D. CLAtFKE <e eo. can he found AT 29 MARKET SQUARE, UN'nllt LANCASTER IIALL. Bools and Shoes J'or Sale Cheap. JylOdti IV.E. PHILLIPS <t COT, Wholesale Druggists, No. 148 Fore Street. OCt 17-dtt dOIIN IF, DANA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. ,‘tO Exchange St. l>ec 6—dtf DOSS A- DKENY, PLASTERERS, PLAIN AND OilNA.MENTAL STU000 AND MASTIO WORKERS, Oak Street, betwoeu, Congress and Kree Sts.. PORTLAND, ME. Coloring, Whitening and Whito-Waslifng prompt y attended to. Grdyrs Iron) oat ol town soliei led. May 22—dtl S. I.. C'ARLETON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. 27 Market] Square. Sept 24—dti n A. E. <t C. H. HASKELL, DEALERS IN Groceries, Provisions, West India €>oodn, [TienIs, At., AT LOWEST CASH PRICES. Congrrim Hi, Portland, Wr. _L*n5 7 dtf WM. W. WHIPPLE, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE, PORTLAND, ME. aug2 __ tt HAKIUS H. INGRAHAM, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, has removed his office to Cor. Exchange and Federal Streets. )w10 Jw* I Kills NESS CAICOS. SMITH & CLABK, , Wholesale Dealers in j TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, 100 fobe street, PORTLAND, Me. ! jaii 14 _dtl VV. W. THOMAS. Jr., Attorney and Counsellor at Law, (Chadwick Hocsk.I 249 Congress Street. octG-dly J. B. HUDSON, JR., artist, 27 Market Square, aus21dCm _PORTLAND, ME. IP. II. wool* cf SON, BROKERS, No. 178-Fore Street. »- y7 tt_ II. M. PAP SON, STOCK BROKER. No. 30 Exchange Street, PORTLAND, ME. no21dtf C. J. SCHUMACHER, FRESCO PAINTER. Oflce at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. G. Schlotter beck & Co., 303 Congress St, Portland, Hie, j&12dtf One door above Brown. THOS. K. JONES, SIGN PAINTER, SUCCESSOR TO WM. CAPEN, at present at OSCSOOIft’S, Vi MARKET SQUARE. Refers as specimens of his work to the following signs:—Lowell A Scoter, Bailey & Noyes, Ocean In surance Co., and others on Exchange street; Cros man & Co., S^hlotterbeck & Co., Lowell & Senter, and others on Congress street: W. T. Kilborn A Co., A. D. Reeves, and others on Free street. jan9dlm* lviniuau d? j'rince, DonliNtw. no. ji uiapps x>iocK| uongress tttreet, Opposite Old Cily Hall, PORTLAND, MAINE. . C. Kimball, D. D. S. oclOeodtt Fred A. Prince. KftlJHOVALS. BEMOfALt HAN SON*:BROS., Sign and Window Shade Painters, Have removed to No.3FREK ST. BLOCK, (upstairs.,) Where they are better than ever prepared to attend to all orders for work in their line 01 uuHluess. - janl4— lw* REMOVAL ! TFKF.Y, CHASE, a CO., Jobbers of Bools Nboes A- Klibbers, have this day re moved to new store Nos. 54 A 54 Union Street. While thanking our friends for the patronage ex tended to u? lieretotore wo would invite them and the public generally to give us a call at our new place of business. Portland. January 11, 1867. Jal2d2w K E M O V E D . STROUT & GAGE, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over V.oring’s Drag Store* 8. C. STROUT. If. W. GAGE. dec31 <l&wtf OUT OF THE FIREt B. F. SMITH A SON’S New Photograph Rooms, —AT— NO. 16 MARKET SQUARE. aug20 n dtf G. G. DOWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, UA8 REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESXNNT August 30,1866. n dtf ITeTM OVAL! THE Merchants National Rank Will remove on MONDAY, Nov. 12, to the OFFICE OF H. M. PAYSON, 32 Exchange St. oulOdtf HOLDEN & PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Oflice, 229 1-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House. A. B. HOLDEN. SCpStfh H. C. PEABODY. Harris & Waterhouse, JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps and Furs. Portland, Dec. 3d 1866. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hals, Caps, and Furs,havo removed to their New Store, No. 12 Exchange Street. F. R. HARRIS. de4tf J. E. WATERHOUSE. REM O V A L . CLOCDIHAN & STEVENS have remov to No Jl Long Wharf, loot of Exchange bluet. Jan 11—dim O. M. dc U. W.NA8H have resumed business at the head ot Long Wharl, under J. W. Monger's Insurance Oflice, and will be pleased to see their former customers and receive their orders as usual. July 10,1866. n dtt DOW At LIKHlBY. Inaurimce Agent*, will bo found at No 117 Commercial, corner ot Exchange St. Home Oflice of New York: National Office ot Boston; Narragansutt Office of Providence; Putnam Oflice of Hartford; Standard Office of New York, and other reliable offices, are represented by this agency. John Dow. jy25dtf F. W. Libbey. BYKON,ENOCOll Sc CO., Fun, Hats, Caps and Robes, 1C4 Middle St,, over T. Bailey * Co. jull7tt YYrOODMAN. mu ire * CO., Wholesale v Y Dry Goods, No. 4 Galt Bloek, Commercial St. Jul 17—dtt XIOT1CE. II. J. LIBBY Si CO., Manufacturers and Commission Merchants. Counting Room over First National Bank, No. 23 Free street, second story. iyll tf AMHKOMJE iVIKUHUaIa, Duller in , • Watches, Jewelry, Masonic Regalia, and Mill- I tary Goods, No 13 Free street, Portland. Same store with Geycr and Caleb iyI2dtf MILLS, although burned up, the Pro j prietors, Messrs. L. J. Hill & Co., arc now pre pared to iuruish Coffees, Spices. Cream Tartar, &c, at tlicir new place of business, No. loO Green St. An Order Slate m:«y be lound at Messrs. Low, Plummer & Co’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 i he low. st prices. jullGtl H PACKARD, Bookseller and Stationer, may be • found at No. 337 Congress St., corner of Oak St. _ JullCtl RS. WEBSTER 4 CO., can be found at the store • ot C. lv. Babb, Clapp’d Block, No. 9, where we oifer a good assortment of Clothing and Furnishing Goods at low prices. jul 16 SMITH & REED. Counsellors at Law, Morton Block, Congress St. Same entrance as D. S. Ar my offices. iyl2dtf ALL READY to commence again. C. M. & H. T. PLUMMER White and Blacksmiths, having re built on the old site, No. 12 Union St, would be pleas ed to answer all orders tor iron Railings, Doors, Window Shutters, Gratings, &<\ Particular attention paid to Gas and Steam lifting. r'|VuE"KAffrBBN EXPKBMN CO. are now I permanently located at No. 21 Free street, and prepared to do Express Business over all the Rail road and Steamboat routes in the State, and West by P. S. & P., Eastern and Boston & Maine 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 oflice of Canadian Express Co., No. — Fore street. J. N. WINSLOW. Jy24_tf_ _ Jdr E. M. UA NI), Attorneys and Oounsellois, • No. 16 Free Street, uear Middle. juli3 DVfci IIOIJ8I:-.NOTICE—Persons Laving lclt orders at 101 Exchange street, can now’ find them at .124 Congress street, opposite Meehan cs* Hall, where we shall continue our business in all Its various branches and at lower rates. lit 'Ladles’ Dresses dyed for $l,oo. All other ar ticles dyed at equally low rates, jul 176m H. BURKE. A.^ Si E* n,ay foun<1 at the stored • jletcher 4- Co., corner ol Union and Commer I cial streets. iyu ti Merchant Tailor, has removed Market Square, over Sweetsii’s Apotho <»r.\ nett. jyio—tt U **,,*'I.' "d-’ **»«• and Clothing. customers at lH! louI"1 rp“ll,v U) "ait on JoUM 1N 4 Moulton str< ct, loot >' Exchange. 200 domesticCigan lor sale by C. C. MITCHELL & SON, I lnU3t(_178 Pore Street. W E Cf\” be ,ounJ with a new stock v v • of Sewing Machines, ot various kinds* Silk Twist. Cotton—all kinds and colors, Needles, Oii &c | 166Middle street, up one flight stairs. jull7eod ’ DEB LOIN. Sr WEBB, Attorney* and Councilor*, at the Boody House, comer ot i Congress and Chestnut streets. BYRON D. VERBILL, Counsellor at Law, No. 19 F/ee Street.__ julM LCWIH PIERCE, Attorney ana Counsello at Law, Ro. 5 cUpp’l Slock, COP A KTNEKSH1P. Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the lirm name of EVANS & BAYLEY. for the purpose of carrying on the Crockery and Furniture Business In all Its branches, anil have taken a lease of stores Nos-1 <£• 2 Free Street Block. ARAD EVANS, „ , RAFAEL A. BAYLEY. Portland, Jan 1,18C7. Janl4dtt Copartnership Notice I THE undersigned have formed a Copartnership under the firm name of the, Paris Flouring Company , and have taken the PariB Mills formerly carried on bv Messrs Woodman & Co. at South Paris, Me. Mr. Charles Bailey of the former firm will remain at So. Paris, and Messrs Crawford & Morgan, may be found at 143 Commercial St. Portland. All orders, and remittances, should be addressed to the Paris Flouring Co., and sent either to South Paris or Portland, where we shall keep con stantly on hand a full assortment of our Flour. CHARLES BAILEY. FRANKLIN CRAWFORD, ANDREW F. MORGAN. Portland, Jan. 14th 1807 Jan 14d&w3w Copartnership Notice. THE copartnership heretofore existing under the firm name of GEO. T. BURROUGHS & CO., expired this day by limitation. GEO. T. BURROUGHS, H. B. MASTERS, JOHN B. HUDSON. Portland, Jan. 8, 1867. Having purchased the stock and good will of the late firm of GEO. T. BURROUGHS & CO., 1 shall continue the FURNITURE BUSINESS at their old stand, LANCASTER HALL, and by prompt attention to the wants ot customers, shall endeavor to merit a continuance of their pat ronage, which I respectfully solicit. CHAS. B. WH1TTEIHORE. Portland, Jan. 9, 1867. dtf Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the style ot SMITH & CLARK, tor the purpose ot conducting business as wholesale dealers in TEAS, COFFEES AND SPICES, AT 109 FORE STREET. A. M. SMITH, C. J. CLARK. Portland, Jan. 1, 1867. janl4d2w Dissolution of Copartnership IJ1HE Copartnership heretofore existing between FENDERSON & SABINE, is this day dissolved by mutual consent! The ailUirs of the late firm will be settled by W. A. SABINE, who will continue the Wholesale Fruit and Fancy Gro ceries, &c„ at the Old Stand. J. A. FENDERS9N, W. A. SABINE. Jan. 1, 1867. janlO d3w Dissolution of Copartnership. BY mutual consent Cyrus Staples’ interest in our firm coases on and after this date. All persons holding bills against the late firm are requested to present them tor payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at the old stand, No. 173 Com mercial street. CYRUS STAPLES, GEO. M. STAN WOOD, D. P. NOYES. The. business will be continued by the remaining partners under the name and style of Stan wood & Noyes. GEO. M. STAN WOOD, D. P. NOYES. January 1, 1867. jan9d.3w 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 & Co., 1® Free Street. CHAS. SMALL, SAM’L G. DAVIS, W. T. POMBHOY. Portland, Jan 1st, 1867.JaSdlw Dissolution of Copartnership. rjlHE copartnership heretofore existing between RIIMEBY & BIBUIAI1, is this day disolved by mutual consent. Either of the late partners is authorized to use the firm name in liquidation. SAMUEL BUMERY', Ja5d3w GEO. BURNHAM, Jr. NOTICE. THE subscriber having disposed oi his Stock in store to Messrs Burgess, Fobes & [Co., Requests all persons indebted to him to call at their Counting Room No. Commercial Wt..Thom as Block, and settle. Thankful for past favors, he commends to his friends and former patrons their large and well selected Stock ol Leads, Oils, Colors, &c. CHARLES FOBES. Portland, Jan. 2, 1867. d2m 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. 1,1867. dim t3T Star please copy. Copartnership. THE undersigned have this day associated them selves together under the firm name of FICKETT & GRAY, to do a Paint, Oil and Tarnish Business in all its branches at 187 FOBE STREET. JEROME B. FICKETT, Jan. 1,18G7—tf WILLIAM OKAY. I> i s s o 1 u t i o ii . THE firm heretofore existing under the name of STANWOOD <£ DODGE, Is this day dissolved by mutual consent. FERDINAND DODGE, Continues the Produce and Fancy Grocery Business. At his NEW STAND,* *To. lO market 8treet. . Accounts of the late firm to be settled at No 10 Market street. dclSdtf Dissolution of Copartnership THE copartnership heretofore existing under the name ot CALV IN EDWARDS & CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All persons hold ng bills against the lirm, are requested to present them tor payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at 337 Congress Street. CALVIN EDWAKDS. WILLIAM O. TWOMBLY. The subscriber having obtained the line store No. 337 Congress Street, will continue the business, and will keep constantly on hand FIAJNTO FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which he can sell at the manufacturer's LOWEST PRICES. Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS. OLD PIANOS taken in exchange. IT Orders for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. Win. G. TWOMBLY November 26, I860, dtf Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned Lave this day formed a co partuerslip under the style and firm oi Morgan, Dyer & Co., And have purchased ol Messrs. LORD «& CRAW FORD their Stock and lease of store No. 143 Commercial Street, For the purpose ol transacting a general wholesale busiuess in IF. I. Goods, Groceries, Flour and Provisions, SyConsignmcntsot Cooperage. Lumber, Country Produce, A'.*., solicited, and shall receive personal and prompt attention. A. 1*. MORGAN. J. W. DYER, J. E. HANNAFORD. Po-t and, Sept 10, I860. sep25dtl THE I VDKII8IG1IKO have formed a Co partnership ,or the purpose of transacting a Clothing and Furnishing Goods business, under the firm of ROBINSON & KNIGHT, At 188 CONGRE88 STREET. O’NEIL W. ROBINSON. STEPHEN 1). KNiqhT. Portland, Dec. 8, 1886. dtf To Let. "IXTHARFAGE and Storage to let on wharf with T T wide and narrow gauge rail track, and deep Apply to J. H. HAMLEN, bead Hobson's wharf, Ja8d3w ■NSUKANCJb N O W~ IS THE TIME TO INSURE! WITH THE GREAT Mutual Life Ins. Co., Ot New York. Cash Assets, $18,000,000. Increasing at the rate of $500,000 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 imured, or may be used in payment of fu ture premiums. It is the best New Year’s Gift I A man can bestow on his family, in view of the un certainty of life. Many Policies now subsisting with this Great Company are yielding a large increase, as the following cases will show: No of Am't Am’t of Dividend Policy. Insured Prcm. Pd. Additional 518 $3500 2252,25 $2740,22 036 500 261,23 375,02 7767 8000 3(599,20 4836,87 7862 5000 2608,00 3217,84 10326 1000 .359,80 544.52 10793 3000 1066,20 1579,53 4146 1000 533,90 685,93 12410 1500 410,93 623,24 Many more cases with similar results and names can be tarnished to those wbotoUl fhvor us with a call at our office. LiT" Do not tail to examine into tlie advantages this Great Company presents before insuring else where, by applying at the Agency of W. D. LITTLE & CO., Office 79 Commercial St., Up Stairs. Non-Forfeiting, Endowment, Ten Year, :uid all other form of Policies are issued by this Company on more favorable advantage than bj anv other com pany. dec27dtf Reliable Insurance ! W. D. IilTTItE & Co, General Insurance Agents, Offices (for the present) at No 79 Commercial St,& 30 Market Square, (Lancaster Hall Building,) /"»NTINUE to represent tlie lollowing First V^.CIasa Fire Companies, viz: Phtcnix, Of Hartford, Ct. Merchants’, Of Hartford, Ct. Citjr Fire, * Of Hartford, Ct. North American, Of Hartford, Ct. New Englaad, Of Hartford, Ct. Atlantic, Of Providence, R. Atlantic Mutual, Of Exeter, N. H. And are prepared to place any amount wanted on Good property, at the most favorable rates. SS^FA UM AND VILLAUF: Property, and CITY DWELLINGS and Household Furniture insured lor a term of years, on highly tavoiable rates. Losses promptly adjusted and paid as heretofore, at onr office. Every loss 01 these of fices by tlie great tiro in this City, was paid up with out any delay, difficulty or discount, (oi mole than simple interest,) to the entire saiislaetiou of all the parties, to whom wo are at liberty to refer. Dee. 27 dtf FARMERS OWNERS OF TiVE STOCK. Tlie Hartford Live Stock Ins. Co., Cash Assets, - - -$170,000 All Paid In ana Securely Invested, Is now prepared to issue Polices ou HORSES, CATTLE, and LIVE STOCK ot ull kinds, against DEATH oi THEFT at moderate rates of Premium. Farmers and Owners of Valuable ilonei, Stable-keepers and other*, Now have an opportunity to in ure with a sound and reliable company, against lose by FIRE, DISEASE, or ACCIDENTAL CAUSES, and trom THIEVES. POLICIES ISSUED BY W. D. LITTLE & CO., General Agents, At Office. No. TO Commercial Street, And In Lancaster Hall Building, Market Square, PORTLAND. E^Canvassers and Sub-Agents Wanted. Dec 14—d&wCw REMOVAL. Sparrow’s Insurance Office is this day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the new and commodious rooms NO. GO EXCHANGE STREET, IN THE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where he is now prepared to place insurance, in all its forms, and for any amount, in companies second to no others on the globe, and on the most tavorable terms. £3r~ Parties preferring first class insurance, are res pectfully invited to call. November 5,18GG. dtf LW. T womb ley, General Insurance Broker, • would inform his many friends and llie pubi c generally that he is prepared to continue the insur ance Busimss as a Broker, and can place Fire, Life and Marine Insurance to any extent in the best Com p mica In the United Slates. All business entrusted to mv c re shal; be faithlu.lv attended to. Office at C. M. Rice's Paper Store, No. 183 Fore St, where orders can be left. iulJCtf SPECIAL NOTICE —OF— Life Insurance! HAVING been appointed General Agents for Maine of the old New England Mutual Life Ins. Co., Of Boston, Mass., being the oldest purely Mutual Life Ins. Co. in America, we wish fitly good, active agents to work in the different cities and villages throughout the State. None need apply unless good reference can be give. The Co. is 23 years old and has paid in Dividends $1,217,000 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. formcrlv made uid paid its dividends once in live years. A Divi lend 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 RtlFUS SMALL & SON, Guii’l Agents, no21d3m Biudeford, Me. GOOD MEWS ! FOR ALL I I>i*y Goods ! • fi/#; dowjv! JUST LOOK AT Leach, Parker & (Vs Revised Price List I Very Good, yard wide, Brown Sheeting, 14c Fine, yard wide, Brown Sheeting, 17r Heavy 44 « 44 «* «20c Fine 14 44 Bleached 44 40e All the beat makes, yard wide, Bleached Sheet togs, 45 c Heavy Cotton Flannel, 40c Best quality 44 44 43c Red all Wool 44 33c Gray all Wool 44 33c Shirting 44 4Qc White 44 25c Balmoral Skirts, $4,00 Print*, to lo 18c All wool Blankets, pr pair, 84,00 All wool Caasimere, 75 c former price 81,45 All wool Tweeds, 75 c former price 81,00 All wool Plaids, 75 c former price 81,45 Cotton and Wool Plaids, 50 c former price 75c “ 44 “ 57 c former price 04c 41 44 45 c former price 50c Union Beaver, 81,50 former price 84,50 Moscow “ 85,00 former price 87,50 —ALSO— BLACK AND COLORED SILKS, both plain and figured, Silk and Wool and all Wool Poplia*, Coburg*, Thibet*, IWohaira, Alpac caa, (black and colored), Caahmrrca, All Wool Deliainm, and in fact all our DRESS GOODS will be closed out at prices conforming to the present state o.) tho market. All our large stock of Cloaks at Cost!

LEACH, PARKER & CO, O Deering Block, CONGRESS STREET. Janio d3w BIIILDINO. LUMBER, Wholesale and Retail. BOARDS, 1‘lank, Shingles ami Scantling of all sizes constantly on hand. Building material sawed to order. ISAAC DYER. augllti* No. Uj Union WLart. Grreat Inducements FOR PARTIES WISHING TO BUILD. rnilE subscribers otter lor sale a largo quantity ol -!• desirable building lots in the West End ot tlie city, lying on Vaughan, Pine, Neal, Carlton. Thomas, West., Emery, Cushman, Lewis. B ram hall, Monu | mont, Danforth. Orange s nd Salem Streets. Thcv will sell on a credit oi* Uobi one to ten years, it desircu ov tlie imrel .users. From parties who build immediately, no cash payments required. Apply at the office oi the subscribers, where lull particulars may be obtained. J. B. BROWN & SONS. Portland, 31 ay 3, 1865. »ua 5tf A BCHITECTUBE Ac ENGINEERING. A Messrs. ANDERSON. DONNELL * CO., have made arrangements with Mr. STEAD, an Architect of established reputation, and will in future carry on Architecture with their business as Engineers. Par ties intending to build are invited to call at their office, No, 306 Congress street, and examine eleva tions and plans ot churches, bauks, stores, blocks ot buildings, j 12 WM. H. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Map's Street. General Agent lor the State lor H . W. JOHNS’ Improved Roofing, For buildings ot all kinds. CAR and STEAM BOAT DECKING. ROOFING CEMENT, for coat ing and repairing all kinds ot roofs. PRESERVA TIVE PAINT ibr iron and wood work, Metal Roots, &c. COMPOUND CEMENT, for repairing *Teaky shingled roots. BLACK VARNISH, for Ornamen tal lion work &c. Full descriptions, e rcular. prices, Arc. Airnlshed by mail or on application at tlie office, where samples and testimonials can he seen. sep12dtf Black Alpaccas. A FULL LINE JUST RECEIVED EASTMAN JJROTHERS ALSO, I>i •ess Groocls ! Thibets and Poplins J VERY CHEAP. Prints, Delaines, and Cottons, At the very Lowest Market Prices. 10-4 All Wool Blankets $4.00 pair. Balmoral Skirts, $2.00. Country Yarn, white and colored, 20 ctS' Ladies Heavy Ribbed Hose 25 cts pair. No Trouble to Show Reoila. Eastman Brothers, jalOd'.’w_33i CONGRESS ST. IRON AND STEEL! EBEJV COREY, Nos. 9 and li Moulton Street, Near Foot of Exchange St, Portland, Importer and Dealer in all kinds of Bar, Hoop, Oval & Half Round IRON ! Greet re’s Sirring «£• Corking STEEL! Win. Jessop & Son’s Cast Steel Carriage Tgcr Steel. Swede and Norway Shapes, Noil Rod*, Hor*c *»hoc* and Nail*, Carriage Roll*, Nut* and Wnaher, Bolt E'n.ls, Rivet*, Mullabh* Callings, Bellow*, Anvil*, Vine*, Tjrer Benders Screw Plate*, IIau«l-BrilIs, Ac. Agency lor the sale of Carriage Springs and Axles, at Manufacturers’ prices. Wan ted a S;ilesman acquainted with the Iron Trade. January 5, 1W57. ja5d&wlm COAL ! COAL ! Coal for Ranges, Furnaces, —AJVD— PARLOR STOVES, At Low Bates for Cush. A small lot of NICE BLACKSMITH’S COAL. lfiO TONS TUMP LEHIGH. Also a lot of DRY SLAB WOOD. Rawed in stove length, delivered in any part of the city, at$8i»ereord. PERKINS, JACKSON A CO., High Street Wharf, 302 Commercial. jan4dtf Foot of High street. B LA N K E T|S STILL CHEAPER l YOU CAN BUY A LARGE SIZED All Wool Blanket ! -FOE $4.00 Per Pair, -ATt— I*. M. FROST’S, NO. 4 BEERING BLOCK. d<22dtf_CONGRESS STREET. SHORT & JLORING, Booksellers & Stationers, 31 Free, Corner Center Street**, Have on hand a full supply of Law, School, Miscellaneous and Blank Books. STATIONERY OF AU, KINDS, flash, Tost Office and Envelope Cases, Let* ter Presses, Pen Racks, &c. We have just rorieveil from New Yorlc a full supply o' PAPER HANGINGS, New patterns and Choice Styles. DRAWING PAPER OF ALL SIZES. Give U9 a call. Short A Coring, SI Free. Corner Center Sliee Jysoti , JOHN KINSMAN DEALER IN .GAN FIXTURES —AT— 25 Union St., PORTLAND. Aug 20 tltf rw,TrT, Notice. nniiR undersigned having purchased the Bakery, X &c., of Mr. R. Kent, will continue the BAKING BUSINESS AT T1IE OLD STAND, NO. 10T FORE, COB. VINK STREET, Where we shall be haapy to see our old customers, and as many new ones as may tiivor us with their mt ronage. PEARSON & SMITH. October 1, 18(>U. dtf The subscriber having disposed ot his Bakery to Messrs. Pearson & Smith, would cheerfully recom mend them to his former patrons, being assured that, 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 him by his patrous for many years. ^ REUBEN KENT. October 1.18GC. dtf OYSTERS! JUST RECEIVED a cargo of those splendid UUIV By the Qunrt, Gnlion, Bashel or Cargo ! All in want of Oysters for 1 ho trade, Parties, Le vees, <&c., will lind it tor interest to call at Head quarters, No. S Union Wharf. jan7d4w JAMES FREEMAN. Oysters, Oysters. THIS day received a splendid lot Virginia Oysters, and lor sale at$1.60per gallon, solid; UTAH orders by mail or express promptly attend edto. Oysters delivered in any part of the city. H. FREEMAN & C0.9 dec22dlm_lOl Federal Street. To Let. ONE Brick Store, three stories, No. 50 Union street. Apply to JaSdtf ST. JOHN SMITH. DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. Tuesday Morning, January I5i 1867. Shall our Coinmerrr be Bared or Bullied* Nobody who has anything to do with for eign trade needs to be told that the shipping interest has been greatly depressed during the past year. Commissioner Weils was assured by experienced shipowners in New York i that no voyage can be planned at the present time for an American vessel from the United States to a foreign port, with a reasonable ex peetation of profit. Tne assertion is tully home out by the experience of shipowners in this section. In the West India trade the rates of freight during the past year have been on an average, barely those current be fore the war. Our large vessels, engaged in the guano or cotton trade, have done well if they have paid their expenses. The East In dia trade is no better, and of 191 Amei lean vessels employed in the South American trade in 1801. only 30 are reported as remaining. These tacts are sufficiently impressive; but it may be alleged that they are derived from in terested parties and should be received with oaution. We ask for them, then, only suffi cient consideration to establish the fact that the complaint is general; that our commerce is apparently suffering in every direction; that the evil, whatever it is, so far as it exists at all, does not affect any special branch ot our commerce but threatens the whole. That point being established, we invite attention to the following figures, taken from official sources, and showing the value of our exports and the amount of our tonnage at different dates since 1830, when the United States be gan what promised to be a great commeicial career. Exports of specie and bullion are in cluded in the table, because since the discov ery of the California mines in 1848 they have formed an important part of our annual sur plus: EXPORTS. TONNAGE. Domestic Specie 1 Year. Produce. and Bullion. | 1*30. 9 58,521,878. $ 2,178,773. 1.260,798 1840. 111,060,561. 8,417,014. 2,1*0,764 I 1850. . 134,000,233. 7,622,004. 3,635,464 1853. 189.869,10-. 27,480,676. 4,107 010 1854. 102,751,135. 6(1247,343. 6,212.001 I860. 318,212,423. 60,546,239. 6,363 868 1866. 251,161,481. 61,346,184. 5,090,1*1 1860. 466,016,082. 66,041,071. 4,31o't7* The merest glance at this table will show that while our surplus products have rapidly and steadily increased up to 1800, and since ] the close of the war have risen to a greater value than ever before, our total tonnage, j which up to 1800 kept pace with our advanc l ing trade, is now actually diminishing. Dur ing the year ending June 30,1800, our ex ports were increased by more than 80 per centum, while our tonnage shows a falling off of nearly 10 per centum. The tailing off is really greater than is shown by the table, be ing partly disguised by the new rule of ad measurement. Even under the new rule, it falls below the number of tons registered in 1853. In that year our tonnage exceeded that of Great Britain by about 15 per centum; it is now estimated at 33 per centum less. These figures must satisfy the most incred ulous that our carrying trade is passing out of our hands. Here is a supplementary table re lating directly to the foreign trade. The to tal tonuage cleared from United States ports was,— A mo mail. Foreign. In I860, G ltf tons. 2,024,ooo tons. 1M>5, 134 “ 3,60d,12o •« “ 18GG, 3,3*3,17G “ 4,4o8,3»4 " Heie, as before, a part of the apparent in crease of American tonnage in 18(10, is the result of the new rule of admeasurement. Within the last six years our tonuage employ ed in the foreign trade has fallen off' about 50 per centum and the tonuage of foreign ves sels employed in the same trade has been nearly doubled. Official returns of coastwise and internal commerce show a like decrease of about 12 per centum, though this is paitJy due to the substitution of steam tor sailing vessels. In view of these statistics, it must be ad mitted that more than half of our surplus products are carried abroad in foreign bot toms. It is true that the destruction of mer chaut vessels by cruisers during the war in duced sales to neutrals, discouraged ship building, and turned a large proportion of our Carrying trade temporarily into foreign hands. But how happens it that the return of peace does not bring a renewed activity in our ship yards and a rapid increase of tonnage? How happens it that the accidental result of a state of war is perpetuated, and that no signs of itnprovement are yet apparent? It is true that we have built 54 vessels of an ag gregate burthen of 18,709 tons in this district within the year; but our losses by the perils of the sea and of condemned ships amount in the same period to 19 vessels of an aggregate burthen of 0,544 tons, It is well known, be sides, how most of these vessels are built. A ship builder who wants business and a ship master out of employment usually start the enterprise, each taking a share, more or less, and eaeh bringing in his friends and relatives, and other interested parties—the blackimith, the soilmaker, the block-maker, the spar maker, the boat builder, a ship-chandler here, a shin broker in each of several ports— on in me wnoie is raicen m sixteenths or thirty-seconds, by parties looking not for direct returns upon their investment but for indi rect returns in the way of business. It is but a few years since American ships were in de mand for their superiority and cheapness, and large numbers of vessels were built in Maine and other States on foreign account, or sold to foreigners, while at the same time our own mercaniile marine was being rapidly increas ed. IIow happens it, that shipbuilding has ceased to be profitable and can no longer, ex cept indirectly, command capital at all ? The cause is not hard to find. In the car rying trade we come directly into competition with foreign nations. They can afford to car ry our freights at the same rates which were good enough for ns before the war. They fix the going rates. But these rates are not suffi cient for-sliips constructed at current prices for labor and materials in the United States. We cannot build so cheaply as our neighbors in the British Provinces. Commissioner Wells says the vessels which cost $100 a ton in currency to build and equip in New York, cost only $40 a ton in gold in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. This is only an additional illustration of the fact that gold, as a com modity, is relatively cheap in this country; $40 in gold will buy less in the United States than in other countries. Our ships cost more in gold than the ships built in foreign yards. Secretary McCulloch says timber can be tak en from Virginia to the Provinces, and thence to England, and there made into ships which can be sold at a profit, while vessels of the same class can only be built in New England at a loss. Under these circumstances owners can not all'ord to do business at rates which are nevertheless sulliciently remunerative for our luckier neighbors. The prime cost of building is driving our business into other hands, and the cost of sailing our vessels has doubled. Outfits and wages, port charges and insur ranee, are all affected by the general inflation of prices. Hates of marine insurance have advanced in the United Slates nearly 50 per centum. There can be but one remedy lor this state ot things. We cannot afford to sacrifice an in terest like this. We must continue to carry our own products abroad. We must be able to build as cheaply a3 any other people, in or der to carry as cheaply. The duties and tax es oil materials used in shipbuilding are esti mated at $1U,U00 fora ship ol 1000 tons regis ter. This tax must be withdrawn, if we are to compete at ail with foreign builders. Mr. Lynch’s timely movement in this direction ought to be heartily aDd energetically second ed. Congress ought to understand at once from the Board of Trade im this city and from the Legislature of the State, that we are in earnest in this matter. Maine is called upon to speak and cannot speak too soon. —The author of Strathmore, Chandos, and the new novel Idalia, is said to be an English lady living near London, Miss De la Kama by name, I-BB.I Agi-af. Report. The transactions of the Land Office of Maine during the year ending Nov. so, lag,;, are briefly as follows: Conveyances by deed have been made of 15,114 acres taken up for settle ment, on sutTender ofcertiticates; 9,40a acres have been contracted under certificates to ac tual settlers; 119,034 acres have been disposed of for cash and cash securities; and 3,869 acres have been conveyed under resolves. The sum of $3,180, derived from sales, has been paid into the State Treasury in aid ol the Normal Schools, and proposals for timber and lumber, to be sold for educational pur poses, have been received to the amount of $8,500. The Land Agent recommends contin ued judicious sales of lands set apart tor the School Fund, on the ground that no consider able sum can be realized annually from sales ol lumber upon them. The sales of tracts exposed to trespass and requiring extra expense for protection have been continued. The Land Agent calls attention to the fact that the system which hes thus far contribut ed to the settlement and prosperity of Aroos took county, no longer meets the wants of i iuc pupuiauou n uas planted iimc, The roads in that region have been much improv ed, and are being rapid!} extended under the j old system; but the desire for social inter I course and rapid exchanges of products is no longer to be satisfied with wagon roads.— Since 1839 we have found out better methods ! of communication. The people of Aroostook 1 county would gladly avail themselves of the markets of their own State, but by force of cir ; cumstanees are forced to seek an outlet for their produce through the British Province ol | New Brunswick. Mr. Clark thinks the rail way tc be constructed to the towns of Winn I and Mattawamkeag on the Penobscot rivet, j will greatly alleviate this inconvenience, and i is entided to the favorable consideration of the i Legislature on this ground as well as others. ---- Are Amusement* beneficial te Baaine**? This is a question to which we desire to 1 call the attention of the business men of Port land because we believe that a neatly built, woll appointed and well conducted theatre, would exercise an important influence in drawing tiade to Portland. It matters not i whether this merchant or that dealer believes j or disbelieves in theatres. We must take the world as we find it, and we know that mer chants and others visiting Boston and having an evening to spend among strangers, like to visit the theatre and do, and Boston has good places oi entertainment. Who shall say that Portland does not lose thousands of dollars ) worth of trade from the simple fact that Boston famishes theatres where her customers can pass their evenings pleasantly. In conversation with a merchant iu this ' city a few days since, our cxcel'cnt theatre J was alluded to and the gentleman reuiaiked j that he seldom went to such places at home but when he went to Bostou and had nothing i else to do he went sometimes. Now Portland ought to provide for the amusement of her customers. A country merchant going to make his purchases and expecting to be two or three days in town, other things being equal would in eight cases out of ten go to Boston rather than Portland because there he can oc cupy his evenings. A well conducted theatre is unquestionably an advantage to the business of any place. We have now in the city probably as good a stock company for dramatic exhibition as can be found in any theatre in New England; but it must be admitted that they have more disadvantages to labor under than any other. Portland needs a new and elegant theatre, and the managers of the present theatre stand ready to rent a suitable building for a term of years, and pledge themselves to make it in ail respects equal to the best theatre in the coun try. This matter of providing some attractive place of amusement where those who are to be induced to come to Portland with their tiade, can spend an evening which might oth erwise hang heavily upon their hands, merits the serious consideration of the capitalists of the city. Winter Bauer. With proper care and attention, good butter may be made in winter, as well as in summer. Cream at the same temperature will make butter alike at any season of the year. The first thing to be attended to in making sweet butter, and that will preserve its sweet ness, is the purity of everything used in the manufacture. Not only the vessels used—the pails, pans, chums, lire., but the room iu which the milk is set, and the air which circulates in it whilst the cream is rising, should be clean and tree from every offensive odor whatever, for this will communicate its own offensive character to the milk and cream. The temperature also of the milk whilst ris ing, and the cream whilst being churned, is of essential Importance. Cream on the milk will be melted or injured by too high a tempera ture ;and if the temperature is too low the cream rises slowly and becomes bitter. This will make tire butter unpalatable. The tempera ture of the milk room should be from 50 to 00 deg.; and during the churning process from 00 to 05 deg. will make good butter. It is as easy to produce this temperature in winter as sum mer. A thermometer will always tell the story. The churning after it is commenced, shSuld proceed without Interruption until the butter is formed, and separated from the milk as tar as It can be at this stage ot the opera tion. The salting of butter is a matter essential to its good quality. Sometimes salt of a coarse, inferior description is used; and so much is ■ put in that it remains undissolved, gritting like sand in the teeth and provoking uncom fortable thirst The salt for butter should be of the purest kind, finely pulverized; and if a little powdered saltpetre is mixed with it, the effect will be advantageous. Some have re commended five pounds of good salt, three ounces of saltpetre, and one pound of nice loaf sugar thoroughly incorporated and used for salting, at the rate of an ounce and a halt to the pound of butter* If the salt is of the right kind and the butter is good in other re spects, these amendments will not be indispen sable. The great point lu making good butter and that which will keep, is the freeing it from all buttermilk; and though everything else is well done, if this point is overlooked, good butter is Impossible for any length of time. The mix ture of milk in any degree with the bntter is sure to produce frowincss or an unpleasant taste to the butter; and the entire freedom from this constitutes the grand secret of mak ing good butter. There are many who think washing butter with water incompatible with retaining the rich flavor; but if the water is pure and cold, it is scarcely possible any thing should be washed away—the buttermilk which destroys the flavor of all butter, excepted. Besides, tbe best butter in tbe world, aud that which in New York commands the highest price, viz: the Dutch of Orange county, is invariably made in this way, and when tbe example has been followed by others, it lias rarely failed of success. If any, however, doubt the propriety of washing butter, they may use any method they choose provided the milk is perfectly ex pelled. If entirely freed from the substance that causes it to assume the rancid, trowy taste, it may be kept without change almost as snrely as tallow ; and solidity in packing In clean sweet vessels, and a low tem perature will iusure its keepiug tor »ny rea I sonable time. Let no one expect good butter, at any season of the year so long as coarse impure salt is used, or a particle of tbe butter milk is allowed to remain in it There are many kinds of chums in use, 1 e' sides the old fashioned dash chum, which have beenpateuted.and which claim every excellence desired. We have tried many kinds, and think well of the Cylinder chum, but better of the Atmospheric or the Diamond chum. We purchased one of tbe latter description lately, and are quite satisfied with It. Ordinarily It will bring tbe butter in eight or ten mluutes. A child can operate It. The greatest objection to it is the price asked for it. The proprietor would make more money by reducing it to a more reasonable cost to the purchaser. Tiuxj, Pbofessjoxal Coi'KTEsv. — Satuidav’s Argus very handsomely corrected the state ment to which it had inadvertently given cur rency, that the Press had ‘ attacked” Gen. Sbepley. Monday’s Argus, we are sorry to see, speaks of an expression of opinion re specting President Johnson, lor which the Press is responsible, as a ‘‘deliberate false hood.” The fashion ot abusing one another like pickpockets has become so inveterate among editors, that we are .aware that such expressions mean very little. Nevertheless we aie steadiastiy ot the opinion that the profes sion cannot take the rank to which it is justly entitled so long as its members permit them selves to use in print language which no gen tleman would think of using to another in private conversation. The Argus probably be lieves with Mr. Jack Rogers, that “Almighty God will inscribe the name ot Andrew John son in letters ol'gold on the altar of Religion. ’ We don’t; but neither do we feel at liberty to (jitestion the sincerity of the Argus’s profes sious. A “deliberate falsehood” and an error ot judgment are two things. VARIETIES. —We lose, (says Starr King,) the benefit of travel through the ease and speed of it. As the old Pennsylvania farmer said, when a man travelled by stage roach he picked up much in formation at the numerous stopping-places, but now he might journey to the Mississippi, and come back as big a fool as he went. We take Europe iu lightning flashes, and get about as distinct an idea of it as the Dutchman had, who at the Lnke of Geneva, thiuking of the Prison er ef Chillon, asked to see the post to which old Byron was chained, because he would uot shoot the apple lrom the head of Win. Tell, and who was imprisoned at St. Helena, where he was allowed to speak to no one but his man Friday! Wo can make a visit better by books than by such skimming over sea and land. —In no country in the world is less heed giv en to economising in daily expenses than in the United States. —Considering what Gen. Banks's friends h*ve been doing for him pecuniarily, the Boston Post thinks it is clear that the General is not one of the Savings Banks of Massachusetts. The wardrobe of a lady who had been invit ed to attend upon the Empress at Compeigue consisted of three morning robes, six dviui-toil ettes, five evening dresses, one blue velvet train robe, oue shooting costume and accessories wherewith to change the fivo evening dresses into ball robes or dinner toilettes, and that, too, in ten different ways. —A cane prepared by the ladies of a Catholic church in Norfolk was presented to Jefferson Davis, at Carroll Hall, in Fortress Monroe, on the 7th iust. It is made of a piece of oak taken from the rebel ram Merrimae. Mr. Davis ac cepted the gift in a brief reply. —Herman Ehrenbcrg, tho metallurgist, who was murdered by the Indians in Arizona about a month ago, ipras a learned and scholarly gen tleman of German birth, and a mining engi neer, long employed in Arizona. —Representative Bunby of Ohio was consid erably disconcerted when in the course of a long Saturday afternoon speech on the curren cy he had ventured to enquire, “Who wants the resumption of specie payments?” by the simultaneous and hearty response of various Congressmen, “We do." If Mr. Bunby would lay his car to the ground he might hear a faint echo from all parts of the country, near and remote, “We do,” “We do." —By resolution of the Chicago Board of Trade, the cental system of weights will he adopted there on and after the 1st of March next. Grain, seed, everything in fine which is now sold by the bushel, will theu be bought and sold by the hundred pounds. It will be general all over the country, as all Boards of Trade iu the leading cities, either have adopt ed or will adopt the system. Some confusion may at first arise, hut dealers can prepare themselves somewhat lor the change in the meantime, and when once accustomed to it no oue will wish to return to the old order. —'the Chicago Republican records the death of A. G. Herndon, at his home iu SpriugUeld, Illinois, at the age of seventy. It says that he bore a prominent part in the public affairs in the early history of Illinois, having represented Sangamon couuty in the State Seuate when that county, iu addition to its present territory, embraced the greater part of what now con stitutes the counties ot Mason, Menard, Logan and Christian. He was the contemporary in the Legislature of Ahralum Lincoln, the iate Colonel E. D. Baker, United States Senator from Oregon, who tell at Ball's Bluff, aud other distinguished men. Wm. H. Herndon, the friend and biographer of Lincoln, is the oldest surviving son of Col. Herndon. ■» »■ w»»v»jfvuuvm IMV n XUlft VV UiiU calls the dominant party in Congress Thad ioais. —Capt. Samuel Samuels gets $4,000 for bringing in the Henrietta first in tho yacht race. He has been appointed to the command of a vessel now in process of construction for the China trade by the Pacific Mail Steamship CouJpany. —Agassiz, Holmes, Mazzini, Aldrich, Higg iusou, Alice Cary, Trowbridge and the author of “The Man Without a Country," have arti cles in the forthcoming Atlantic Monthly. Mazziui's paper is an appeal to America in behalf of “The Republican Alliance.” —A Washington correspondent tells a story of a Congressman who asked anothor the name oi the book the latter had under his arm. “Rousseau’s Confessions,” was the reply. “Confessions! What did the d—d fool confess for? Tho House passed a vote of censure on him, and couldn’t do no more.” “Oh, that ain’t the Rousseau. This is a --a who lived in Franco a hundred years ago, or more. Haven’t you ever heard of him?” “No. I thought you meant the fellow from Ken tucky.” —Since the accession of the present King of Wurteuiberg no sentence of death has been carried out in the country. In consequence, people generally believed that capital punish ment was abolished, at least do facto. A year ago the Chamber of Deputies asked the government to do away with the penalty, but the application received a negative answer. A few days since a tribunal pronounced a sen tence of death, and the public was not a little astonished to hear that tho condcmtation was confirmed. The official organ declares that the government does not believe itself able to proiiounco the absolute abolition of capital punishment as had been asked by the Cham ber. —The American Minister in Rome is said to be a warm supporter of the temporal power of the Pope. —The Prince Imperial of France, who is not quite 11 years old, is said to be an excellent compositor. —The fathers of Oens. McClellan, Grant, Bherman, Sedgwick aud Mansfield were born jti Connecticut. —M. Edmund About has just com ed a new novel, in the form of a feuilleton to the French paper published in Florence, called L’ltalie. —“When the Greeks," says a letter in the Journal ties Debat$, on the blowing up of tho convent at Arcadion, “saw that they had nothing for it but to die and sell their lives dearly, they huelt before an aged monk who bad never ceased to exhort them during tbeir defence of two days aud two nights; they asked his supremo blessing, which he gave them, promising that they would all meet again in heaven, together with the ancient martyrs of the Greek Church. Every one present, sol diers, women, aud children, said ‘Amen I' A light was theu put to the gunpowder, and the convent, with both its defenders and assail ants, was blown into the air.” Dion Bonci canlt, in a note addressed to the Daily Tele graph, desires to know who survived to trans mit these circumstantial details. “Was there a ‘special correspondent’ of the Debatt perched on a neighboring tower? If so, he could not have overheard the blessing or the Amen! If not wo may fairly ask for further interesting particulars from one who doubtless saw the blow up from the inside.” —La Minerve, the organ of the Canadian Government, says that Government, in send ing the condemned Fenian prisoners to tbo Penitentiary for twenty years, shows that it acts with complete indepeudance, without at taching more importance than is uecessary to the menaces oi Roberta or the exaggerate de mands of the Washington Cabinet, aud it tolls the American Government that if t^ey persist, by culpable negligence, in leaving our frontiers at the mercy oi brigands, their protryes now sent to Kingston will remain there till the last minute of their term had expired, and that those here after arrested under similar circum stances will experience the frill severity of tjM l»w,