POim, A ND Established June 23, 1862. Yol. 0._ PORTLAND, WEDNESDAY THK rOKTLAND DAILY PBESS is published everyday, (Sunday excepted*I at No. I Printers Exchange, Couuncidft] Sheet, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, Proprietor. Terms Eight Dollar? a year in advance. T1IE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the aim* nlace . very Thursday morning at #2.00 a year, nvariubly In advance. Kates of advertising.—One inch ol space,In en^ili oi column, com»uiui.e8 a “square/’ $1.50 per square daily first week : 75 cent* per W ok alter; three insertions, or less, $1.00; continu i n- every other day alter first week, 50 cents, y ,l*.il( square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one W ck, *0 cents per week alter. (Jnder head ol “Amusements,** $2.00ner square po week; three insertions or less, $1.50. g'Koial Notices,$1.2:> per square lor the first in 8<> ‘tioii, and 25 cents per square lor each subsequent ns Ttiou. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State Press (which has a large circulation in every par ol I he Slate) for $1.00 per square for first insertion* and 50 cents per square lor each subsequent inser tion. BUSINESS IAKDS. 11. M. BEE WEE,. (Successors to J. Smith & Co.) Mauuiaclurer of I.rather Jieltiug. Also tor sale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, KIVETN anal HIIKS, sept3<ltt n .‘III fougiTMN Ntrrrt. w. P. FEEEMJlF & CO., Upholsterers and Manufacturers ol FURNITURE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Spring-Beds, Mattresses, Pew Cushions, No. 1 Clapp's Klorh- foot UhestuuI Street* Porilautl. W. P. Freeman, D. W. Deane. C. L. qlinhy. umrlotr n A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealt-is in Stoves, ltanyes <t* Furnaces, j Can be lound in their NEW KOILDINK ON l.llfli: «T., (Opjwwitc the Market.) Where they will be pleased to sec all their former customers and receive orders as usual. uugl7Jtf n H. P. DEANE, Counsellor and Attorney, No. N. Clapp’s Block, Uougres* Mt. KF* Particular attention given to writing Wills, Contracts, Deeds and Legal Instruments. July dtf W. H. CLIFFORD, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, —AND— SO LI Cl TO 11 OF FATE MTS, NO. M CLAPP'S BLOCK, aug2dtf CoDgress Street. CHASE, CRAM k STURTEVANT^ GENERAL Commission Merchants, Wldgery’s Wburl, Portland, Me. octlCdll UOWAlll) <0 CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND. M NE. Office -Vo; 17 Free Street, Near Middle Street. Joseph Howard, jyfltf n Nathan Cleaves. M. FEAlt SON, Gold and Silver Plater —AND— Manufacturer 6t Silver Ware, Temple. Street, Jirsf door from Congress Street PORTLAND, ME. May 111—dly n A. WILBUR & CO., J12 Treniont Street, Boston, Importers and Dealers in W ELCH and AitlEKICAlV 11 O OEIXG SLA TESf of all colors, and slating nails. Careful attention paid to shipping. n aug22-6m J ABEZ C. WOOD MAX, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Has saved his Library. Office at2 2 1-2 Free street, in the Griffith block, third story. n jyhdtf BRADBURY & SVVU AT Counsellors at Law, 310 MTKGET, Cliadwi. I; Mansion, opposite ITuiled Stales Hotel, Portland Maine. Bion Bradbury, novDt.1 l .D.M. Sweat Beering. Milliken & Go., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, dfX Pori laud, Maine. JOSEF 11 STORY Penrliyn Marble Co. Manutacturersand Dealers in Enameled Slate Chimney Pieces, Hr acrkth, Tier slabs, Grates aiidCittMNEY Jo us. liuportcr and dealer in Lng lislt Floor Xiles, German and French Flower 1'ols, Hanging Vases, Parian. Bisque, and Bronze Statuelt* and Husls. Glass Shades and Walnut Stands, Bohe mia u and Lava \ ases and other wares. 112 TKKARjNX SXliKKX Studio Building iag22-#m n SHEl'l.LV & STROUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, O FFIOK. Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex change street. G. F, 8HEPLEY._jyiltl A. A. STROUT. It. W. ROBINSON, ~ Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, '1 !l C«u;ms Ninel. Jan 4—dtf PEItCIVAL ItONNEY, Counsellor mid Attorney at Law, Morton Mod:, Congress Street, Two Doom about Preble House, PORTLAND, MK. novlfl tf DAVIS, MESERVE, HASKELL & 00., Importers and Jobturs of IIt'!/ Hoods and Woolens, Aren tie 18 Free. Siren*] F. DAVIS, j tuahkhIl! PORTLAND, ME E. CHAri^AN. j novS’SSdtl' />. cCAltai: co. can he found AT 29 MARKET SQUARE, UNDER LANCASTER HALL. Hoots and Shoes for Sale Cheap. jyiu ilit 1 WTF. PHILLIPS <L CO~ Wholesale Druggist*, No. 148 Fori* Street. _oct 17-dll JOHN 17’, DANA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 ExcliHiigrc St. Dec C—dll' Jtoss & WEENY, plaht r her b, PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL STU000 AND MASTIO WORKERS, Oak auuit, between, CouKroas and Kt«« Sin., PORTLAND, MK. Coloring, Whitening and White-Washing prompt y attended to. Orders trom out ol town solicited. May 22—dt t S. L. CARLGTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. 27 Marl:etl Square. Sept 24—dtt n A. E. ct* C. H. HASKELL, DEALER* IN <»roccrle8, Provisions, ^Cfcl ludin OooiIm. Itlcala, A c., AT LOWEST CASH PRICES. 3*1 C.nKrc« Mi, Portland. Mr. ____di, WM. W. WHIPPLE, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE* PORTLAND, ME. _a«S2_____ tl DAHIUS H. INGRAHAM, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, has removed hig office to Cor. Exduinge and Federal Streets, laulO Iw. BUISNESS CAltDS. WILLIAM A.HEAHCE, PLUMBER! MAKER OF Force Pumps and Water Closets, NO. ISO FORK ST., Portland, Me. Warm, Fold and Shower Rath., Wnth Bowls, Brass ami Silver Plated Cocks. i Every description of Water Fixture for Dwelling 1 House*, Hotels and Public Buildings, Ships, etc., ar i ranged and set up in the best manner, and all orders I in town or country faithfully executed. w„S°R8tan5v 0,1 liaml f-cad Pipes and Sheet Lead ami Bee- Pumps of all kinds. »‘H11 Tin Conductors, and work in ilia, line done in the best manner. if All kinds of Jobbing promptly at . ended to. jan1ft__dBm CHPRCIIILIi, BKOIVNM A iUAANOW, COMMISSION MERCHANTS, I’OBTLAND, MAINE, janlS lui No. 'II Iudia Street, Boston. SMITH & CLAKK^ Wholesale Dealers in TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, 109 FORE STREET, PORTLAND, Me. Jau14 _ dtt W. W. THOMAS. Jr^~ Attorney and founseller at Law, [Chadwick House,) 210 Congress Street. octG-dly, J. li. HUDSON, ,J It., A It T 1ST, 27 Market Square, .u«21.1Um PORTLAND, ME. W. II. WOOD .f SOX, BROKERS, Xo. ITS-jFore Street. «• y7 II II. M. PAY SOX, STOCK BROKER. No. SO Exchange Street, PORTLAND, ME. 11021dtf U. J. SCHUMACHER, FRESCO PAINTER. Oflcc at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. G. Schlotter beck & Co., 303 Congress St, Portland, Me, jal2dtf One door above Brown. THOS. K. JONES, SIGN PAINTER, SUCCESSOR TO WM. CATEN, at present at OSGOOD’S, IX MARKET SQUARE. Refers as specimens of his work to the following signs:—Lowell & Senter, Bailey & Noyes, Ocean In surance Co., and others on Exchange street; Cros man & Co., S'dilotlcrbcck & Co., Lowell A' Senter, and others on Congress street : W. T. Kilborn .V Co., A. D. Reeves, ami others on Free street. jan9dlm* BUILDING. LUMBER, Wholesale and Retail. BOARDS, Plank, Shingles and Scantling of all sizes constantly on hand. Building material sawed to order. ISAAC DYER. auglltf No. Union Wharf. (ireat inducements FOE PARTIES WISHING TO BUILD. TI1HE subscribers offer tor .sale a large quantity ol I. desirable building lots in the West End of the city, lying on Vaughan, Pine, Neal, Carlton. Thomas, West, Emery, Cushman, Lewis, Bramhail, Monu ment, Danforth,Orange and Salem Streets. They will sell on a credit of lfom one to ten years, it dobircu uy tiie purchasers. From parties who build immediately, no cash payments required. Apply at the office of the subscribers, where full particulars may be obtained. J. B. BROWN & SONS. Portland, May 3, 1865. «na 5tl A «< *■■ TEUTIKE i FAGINEEKINfl. A Messrs. ANDERSON. BON NELL CO., have made arrangements with Mr. STEAD, an Architect of established reputation, and will in future carry on Architecture yvith their business as Engineers. Par ties intending to build are invited lo call at their office, No. 3UG Congress street, and examine eleva | tions and plans of churches, banks, stores, blocks of buildings, ^c. j 12 WM. II. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Map’e Street. General Agent lor the State for H . IF . JOHNS’ Improved Hoofing, For buildings ol all kinds. CAR and STJ5AM B<)AT 1 >ECK1NG. ROOFING CEMENT, for coat ing and repairing all kinds drools. PRESERVA TIVE PAINT lor iron and yyood work, Metal Roofs, &c. COMPOUND CEMENT, for repairing leaky shingled rods. BLACK VARNISH, for Ornamen >al Iron'work &c. Full descriptions, c rcular. prices, X'C. furnished by mail or 011 application at tlicotticu, where samples and testimonials can be seen. scp12dtf Black Alpaccas. A FULL LINE | JUST RECEIVED EASTMAN BROTHERS ALSO, Dress Goods ! j Thihets and Poplins ! VERY CHEAP. Prints, Delaines, and Cottons, At tiie very Lowest Market Prices. 10-4 All Wool Blankets $4.00 pair. Balmoral Skirls, $2.00. Country Yarn, white auil colored, 20 cts. t'Jf Ladies Heavy liibbcd Hose 25 cts pair. No Trouble' lo Mliow Rood*. Eastman Brothers, jalOdHw__ :t!U CONGRESS ST. IRON AND STEEL! EBEIM CORBY, Nos. 9 and 11 Moulton Street, Near Foot ofExihougeSt, Forilaud, Imjxirtcr and Dealer in all kinds of Bar, Hoop, Oval & Half Round IRON ! Greave’h Spring & Corking MTEEL! Win. Jessop A Son’s Cast Steel Carriage Tycr Steel. Swede and Norway Nhape** Nail KoiU, llorho *Iioch and Nails, Carriage' Bolts,Nnl*and Washer, Bolt End*, Rivet*, IRallnble Custiug*, Bellow*,.Anvil*, Vi*cs, Tyrr Reader* Screw Flalc*, Hand Brill*, Ac. 53F’ Agency tor the sale of Carriage Springs and Axles, at Manufacturers’ prices. 5 ir Wanted a Salesman acquainted with the Iron Trade. January 5,1857. ja5d&wlm BLA IN K E T » STILL CHEAPER! YOU CAN BOY A LARGE SIZED All Wool Blanket ! -FOR $4,00 Per Pair. —.X— » P. M. PROMT’S AO. 4 DEERINO BLOCK, dc22dtf CONGRESS STREET. SHORT & LORIXG, Booksellers & Stationers, 31 Free, Corner Center Street** Have on band a full supply ot Law, School, Miscellaneous and lllank Itooks. STATIONERY OF ALL KINDS, Oash, Post Office and Envelope Gases, Let* ter Presses, Pen Jkcka, &c. We have just relieved from New Yorfc a full supply oi PAPER HANGINGS, New patterns anil Choir® Styles. DRAWING PAPER OF ALL SIZES. Give us a call. Short A l.oring, jy3(m SI Free. Comer Center Stie® _ COPARTNERSHIP. Dissolution of Copartnership. THE copartnership heretofore existing under the firm name of Barbour & Hasty is this day dis solved by mutual consent. W. F. B.VBBOUR, ANDREWS HASTY. Portland, Jan. 14,1867. Copartnership Notice ! THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the lirm n:unc of llasty & Kim ball. ANDREWS HASTY, G. P. KIMBALL. Portland, Jan. 14,1867. junlddJw 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, and have taken a lease of stores Nos-1 <2 2 Free Street Bloch. ARAD EVANS, RAFAEL A. BAYLEY. Portland, Jan 1, 1867. janl4(ltt Copartnership Notice ! THE undersigned have formed a Copartnership under the lirm name of the, Paris Flouring Company, and have taken the Paris Mills formorly carriod on bv Messrs Woodman & Co. at South Paris, Me. Mr. Charles Bailey of the former firm will remain at So. Paris, aud Messrs Crawford & Morgan, may be found at 143 Commercial St. Portland. All orders, and remittances, should be addressed to the PuriM Flouriug Co., aud sent either to South Paris or Portland, where wc shall keep con- . smutty uu band a full assortment of our Flour. CHARLES BAILEY, FRANKLIN CRAWFORD, ANDREW P. MORGAN. Portland, Jan. 14th 1807 jan 14d«Vw3w Copartnership Notice. THE copartnership heretofore existing under the lirm name of GEO. T. BURROUGHS & CO., expired this day by limitation. GEO. T. BURROUGHS, H. B. MASTERS, JOHN B. HUDSON. Portland, J:m. 8,18G7. Having (.urchased the stock and good will of the late linn of GEO. X. BURROUGHS & (JO., 1 shall continue the F UKNITURE BUSINESS at tliolr old stand, LANCASTER HALL, and by prompt attention to the wants ot customers, shall endoavor to morit a continuance of their pat ronage, which I respectfully solicit. CHAM. B. WH1TTBMOBE. Portland, Jan. 9,18G7. dtf Copartnership Notice. rpHE undersigned have this day formed a copart A nership under the style ot SMITH & CLARK, for the purpose of conducting business as wholesale dealers in TEAS, COFFEES AND SFICES, AT 109 FOBE STREET. • A. M. SMITH, C. J. CLARK. Portland, Jan. 1,18C7. janl4d2w Dissolution of Copartnership rpHE Copartnership heretofore existing between FFNDEIISON & SABINE, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The allUirs 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. FENDERSBN, \V. A. SABINE. Jan. 1,1867. janl0d3w Dissolution of Copartnership. BY mutual consent Cyrus Staples’ Interest in onr firm ceases on and alter 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. STANWOOD, D. P. NOYES. The business will be continued by the remaining partners under the name and style of Stanwood & Noy os. GEO. M. STAN WOOD, D. P. NOYES. Jannary J, 18G7. jantkl3w 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 Morrill & Small, in the Wholesale Fancy Goods Business, over Davis, Meserve, Haskell & Co., 1J8 Free Street. CHAS. SMALL, SAM'L G. DAVIS, W. Y. POMEROY. Portland. Jan 1st, 18G7. jaCdlw Dissolution of Copartnership. rjtHE copartnership heretofore existing between BU91EBY & BURNHAM, is this day disolvcd by mutual consent. Either of the late partners is authorized to use the firm name in liquidation. SAMUEL RUMERY, Ja5d3w GEO. BURNHAM, JR. NOT ICE. TnE subscriber having disposed ot his Stock in store to Messrs Burgess, Fobes & (Co., Requests all persons indebted to him to call at their Counting Room No. NO Commercial Mt*.Thom as Block, ami settle. Thankful ibr past favors, he commends to his friends and former patrons their large and well sclucled Stock of Leads, Oils, Colors, &c. CHARLES FORKS. Portland, Jan. 2, 1867. dilm Copartnership Notice. MR. IRA J. BATCHELER is admitted a partner in our tirm, and alxo the firm of Portland Pack ing Company drum this date. DAVIS, BAXTER & CO. Portland, Jan. 1,1x67. dim m 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 aud Vnrni*h Rumhicm in all its branches at 187 FORE NTREET. JEROME B. FICKETT, Jan. 1,18C7—If WILLIAM GRAY. 1 > issolutiou. 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 liis NEW STAND, JYo. lO Market Street. |ST* Accounts of the late firm to be settled at No 10 Market street. dclGdtf Dissolution of Copartnership THE copartnership heretofore existing under the name ot CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All i*ersons liold ng bills against the firm, are requested to present them tor pay meat, and those indebted will please call and settle at 337 Congress Street. CALVIN EDWARDS. WILLIAM O. TWuMRLY. The subscriber having obtained the fine store No. 337 Congress Street, will continue the business, and will keep otnstantly on hand PIANO FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which he can sell at the manniheturer’s LOWEST PRICE*. Also, a good assortment of ORGANS aud MELODE ONS. OLD PIANOS taken in exchange. t&~ Orders lor timing and repairing promptly at tended to. WH. G. TWOMBLV. November 26, 1806. dtf Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this dav formed a co p;*rtnci :.hp under the stylo and firm of Morgan, Dyer & Co., And have purchased ol Messrs. LORD A- (KVW FOK1) their Stock and lease or itore No. 143 Commercial Street, For the purpose ol transacting a general wholesale business in IF. I. Goods, Groceries, Flour and Provisions, Ay Consignments ol Cooperage, Lumber, Country Produce. A:.-., solicited, and shall receive personal and prompt attention. A. P. MORGAN. J. W. DYER, _ J. E. HANNAFORD. Portland, Sept 10,1866. sep25dtf INSUKANCfc ' N O W IS THE TIME TO INSURE! WITH THE GREAT Mutual Life Ins. Co., Oi Now York. Cash Assets, $18,000.000. Increasing at the rate of $500,000 per mouth* Another Grand Dividend! WILL be made on the first oi February next. Those who insure at this time wid derive the benefit of that dividend, which will add largely to the sum insured, or may be used in payment of fu ture premiums, it is the best New Year’s 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 Ain’t of Dividend Policy. Insured Prom. l*d. Additional 518 $3500 2252,25 $2710,22 636 500 201,23 375.02 7767 8000 3000,20 4830,87 7862 5000 2608,00 3217,84 10325 1000 350,80 511.52 10703 3000 1006,20 1570,53 4146 1000 533,90 085,03 12410 1500 410,93 623,21 GEP“ Many more cases with similar results and names can be furnished to those who will favor us with a call at our office. E5r* Do not fail to examine into the advantages this Orcnt Company presents before insuring else where, by applying at the Agency of W. D. UTTLi: A CO., Office 79 Commercial St., lip Stairs. ES^’Non-Furfetting, Endowment, Ten Year, and all other form of Policies are issued by this Company on more favorable ad vantage than b, am otherCoin pany. _ dec27dtf Reliable Insurance ! W. D. LITTLE A Co, General Insurance Agents, Offices (for tho present)at No 79 Commercial St,& 30 Market Square, (Lancaster Hall Building,) CONTINUE to represent tlic lbllowiiig First .Class lire Companies, viz: Phccnix, Of Hartford, Ct. Merchants’, Of Hartford, Ct. City Fire, Of Hartford, Ct. North American, Of Hartford, Ct. New Fug laud, Of Hartford, Ct. Atlantic, Of Providence, R. I. Atlantic mntaal, Of Fxetcr, N. H. And arc prepared to place an} amount wanted on Good proi city, at the most la\ orablc rates. AND VILLAGE Property, and CITY DWELLINGS and Household Furniture insured lbr a term of years, on highly tavo: able rates. L' SSES PROMPTLY ADJUSTED AND PAID as heretofore, at our office. Every loss ot these of fices by the great lire in this City, was paid lip with out any delay, difficulty or discount. (0i more than simple interest,) to the entire satisfaction of all the parties, to whom we are at liberty to refer. Dee. 27 dtf S ECITRITY : CONDENSED STATEMENT of the Con dition e, the SECU KI T V IVSIKttlK COMPANY of New Youk. on the lirst day of November, 1800, made to the State of Maine, pursuant to tho Statute of that State. NAME AND LOCATION. j The name of this Company is the Security In surance Company, imorporated in 1856, and lo cated in the city of Mew York. CAPITAL. The capital of said Company actually paid up in cash is $1,000,0110 (H) The surplus on the first day ot November, 18W,.$451,384 58 Total amount of capital and surplus, $1,451,3*4 58 ASSETS. Cash Items, t $315,368 42 United Stales Bonds, ... 2*5,707 50 State, County and City Bonds. - lot.600 00 Bonds ami Mortgages, - 498,1*4 no 1 nter. st accrued, bur, not due, - - 1*,254 70 Unpaid Premiums, - - ' - - 64,n47 78 Special Loans, and all other Property, - 146,872 93 $1,430,035 33 LIABILITIES. Am’t cf Losses adjusted, and due and unpaid, none. “ “ incurred, and in process of adjustment, - $166,831 43 All other exisiiug claims against the Com Pauy,.30,729 W Total amount of Losses, Claims and Liabil ties,.$203,560 47 Sta e of New York, 1 City and County oi New York, J 88, A. F. Hastings, President, and Frank W. Ballard Secretary, of tho Security insurance Company, being severally and duly sworn, depose and say, and each lor himself, that tl.e foregoing is a true, lull and coi rect statement of the ntiausoi the said Cor poration, and that they arc tho above described of ficers ibereot. Sworn to before me, Nov 13,1866. THOS.L. THoRNKLL, Notary Public. A. F. HASTINGS, President. FRANK W. BALLARD, Secretary. Loring, Stackpole & Co, Agts, Office No. 117 Commercial St., dc20-cod3w PORTLAND. FARMERS OWNERS OFj3vE STOCK. Tho Hartford Live Stock Ins. Co., ■ Cash Assets, - - - $170,000 All Paid In aim Securely Invested, Is now prepared to issue Polices on HORSES, CATTLE, und LIVE STOCK of all kinds, against DEATH oi THEFT at moderate rates oi Premium. Farmers and Owners of Valuable Horae*, Stable-keeper* and other*, Now have an opportunity to in urc with a sound mid reliable company, against loss bv FIRE, DISEASE, or ACCIDENTAL CAUSES, and from THIEVES. POLICIES ISSUED BY TV. D. LITTLE & CO., General Agents, At Office* No. 79 Comiucrrinl Street, And in Lancaster Hall Building, Market Square, PORTLAND. Sr“Canvassors and Sub-Agents Wanted. ?c 14—il&wUw REMOVAL. Sparrow’s Insurance Office is this day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to tbe new ami commodious rooms NO. 66 EXCHANGE STREET, IN THE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where lie is now prepared to place insurance, in all its forms, and for any amount, In companies second to no others on the globe, and on the most favorable terms. 13r“ Parties preferring first class insurance, arc res pectfully invited to call. November 5.18GG. dtf LN. Twonibley, General Insurance Broker, • would inform his many friends and the pubi c generally that he is prepared to continue the lusui ancc liusin* ss as a Broker, and can place Fire, Life and Marine insurance to *ny extent in the best Com panies iu the United States. All busiucss cut rusted to iny e re shall be faithfully ai tended to. Office at C. M. Lice’s Paper Store, No. 183 Fore St, where orders can be leit. jullUtl SPECIAL NOTICE Life Insurance! HAVING liccn appointed General Agents for Maine of the old Hewtngland Mutual Life Ins. Co., Of Boston, Mass., being the oldest purely Mutual Life fns. Co. in America, wo wish titty good, active agents work in the didetent cities and villages throughout the State. None need apply unless good reference 1 t:an be give. The Co. is 2:* 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. tbrmerlv made md paid its dividends once in live years. A Divi dend will be made up in Nov. I860, and annually thereafter, and available one year from date 01 Poli cy. Applications tbr local Agencies will be made to RUFUS SMALL & SON, Gor’I Agents, no21d3m Biddelbrd, Me. New Store, Vow Goods. EVANS &~BAYLEY, Nos. 1 & 2 Free Street Block, WILL OI’CN MONDAY, Jan. lit li, a new and complete assortment of FURNITURE, Crockery, Glass and Silver Elated Ware, Bcddingr, Upholstery Goods, and a first class stock of HOUSE FURNISHING ARTICLES of every description. By a strict attention to busmess and the wants of their customers, they are in hoi*es to merit a fair share of the patronage of the public. An inspection of our stock and prices is respect fully invited. Wardrooms Nos. 1 & 2 Free Street Block. EVANS & BA VIE V. Portland, Jan. 12,18G7. _janljdtf _ Notice. TJERSONS clearing the ruins or digging cellars ea* JL iind a good place to deposit their rubbish on Franklin Whaif, S. ROUNDS, wptio—dlf Wharfinger. REMOVALS. It E M O V A L . JAMES O’DONNELL, Counsellor at Law, Notary JPublic & Coin missioned of Deeds, lias removed to Clapp's New Block, ■ COR. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, Jan iff. (Over Sawyer’s Fruit Store.) dtf REMOVAL/ iiansoSTbros., Sign and Window Shade Painters, Have removed to No. 3 VREE ST. BLOCK, (up stair*.,) Where they are better than over prepared to attend to all orders lor work in their line of business. ___ janll—lw* REMOVAL! TBKEY, CHASE, & CO., .Jobbers of L llootx Nlioi'w A- Rubber*, have this day re moved to new store Nos. .3*2 A ,34 Union Street. While thanking our friends lor the patronage ex tended to us heretofore we would invite them and the public generally to give us a call at our now place of business. Portland. January 11,1807. jal2d2w R E m o y Ik jl> . STROUT & GAGE, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Office Corner Exchange ami Federal Sts., Over Loriug'i, ft>ru^ More. 8. C. STAOCT. II. W. GAGE, decol d&wtf OUT OE THE EIRE I B. F. SM1TB & SON’S New Photograph Rooms, — AT— NO. 1G MARKET SQUARE. auggo _ „ ,itf «. «. DOWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, IIAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNEit OF OUESTNNT August 30,1800. n <lti R KMOVA L I T H K Merchants National Rank Will icninre on MONDAY, Nov. 12, to llio OFFICE OF H. M. PAYSON, 32 Excliauffc St. oolOdtf HOLDEN A PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 22!) 1-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House.
A. B. IIOLDEN. RCpOtftl II. C. PEABODY. Harris £; Waterhouse, JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps and Furs. JL'<Utl’LiA.AU, UEV. OU IOOO. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hats, Cape, and Furs, have removed to their Now Store, No. 12 Exchange Street, F. It. HARRIS. <lc4t! J. E. WATERHOUSE. R E MOV A L~ CLOUDMAN & MTEVE1VS have remov to No II Long Wharf, loot of Exchange street. Jan 11—dim o7m. (C D, JF. NASH have resumed business at the head of Lon<* Wharf, under J. W. Mungor’s Insurance Office, and will be pleased u> see iheir former customers and receive their orders as usual. July luf iWHJ. n dtl DOW Ar LlllltlA, luNHiiimc AynilN, will be found at No l IT Commercial, corner ol I Exchange St. Home oihce of New York; National j office of Boston; ftarraganseit Office of Providence; | Putnam Office of Hat fiord: Standard Office of New York, and other reliable offices, aie represented by tbis auency. John Dow. jy2r»dti F. W. Libbey. VKOIV, (JWEENOrun aTcO., Furs, Hats, Caps and Robes, lbl Middle St,, over T. Bailey * Co._ jull7tt WOODTIAN. T HdL) K A CiO., Wholesale Dry Coeds, No. 4 Galt Block, Commercial St. Jul 17—dll MOTJCE. h7 J. LIBBY & CO., Manufacturers and Commission Merchants. Counting Room over First National Bank, No. 23 Free street, second story. iyll tf JAG It HOME iVI F If III I. Ij, Dealer in • Watches, Jewelry, Masonic Regalia, and Mili tary Goods, No 18 Free street, Portland. Same stole with Geyer and Caleb fyI2dtf t'ARLE MI bl>, although burned up, the Pro 2 prict «rs, Messrs. L. J. Hill <Si Co., arc now pre pared to lurnisn Codecs, Spices, Cream Tartar, Ac, at then* new place of business, No. UK) Green St. An Order Slate miy be lonnd at Messrs. Low, Plummer & Co’s, No 88 Commerc al St, and at Mr C. M. Rice’s Paper Warehouse, No. 185 Fore Street. All orders promptly atlcn< ed to. Goods at; he low. st pi ices. jullCtt H PACKARD, Bookseller and Stationer, maybe • lound at No. 287 Congress St., corner of Oak St. jullGLl I > S. WEBSTER At Co., can be found at tlio store XV* ol C. K. Babb, Clapi»’s Block, No. U, where we offer a good assortment of Clothing and Furnishing i foods ut low prices. jul 1G a MI TIT & REED. Counsellors at Lnw, Morton ^ Block, Congress St. Same entrance as 0. S. Ar my offices. iyl2dtf ALL READY loeommence again. C. M. & II. T. PLUMMER White and Blacksmiths, having rc buill on the old site, No. 12 Union St, would lie pleas ed to answer .-ill orders tor iron Railings, Doors, Window Shutters, Gratings, &«*. Particular attention paid to Gas and Steam titling. rilllK K A NT IE U A 12 X PKE.KN C’O. are now X permanently located at No. 21 Free street, and prepared to do Express Business overall ilie Rail road and Steamboat routes in Ihe State, uud West by P. S. & P., Eastern and Boston A Maine Roads to Boston, connecting there with Expresses to all parts ol the country. For the convenience of our customers on Commer cial and Fore streets, an order book lor freight Calls will l*e kept at office of Canadian Express Co., No. — Fore si reel. J. N. WINSLOW. jy24 tt J&r tb'. >1, it t A l>, Attorneys and < kmnsellois, • No. 1G Free Street, near Middle. jul.3 OVE HOUSE — NO'nCE—Persons hav ng lell orders at 101 Exchange street, can now tiud them at 324 Congress street, opposite Meehan o.s* Mail, where we shall continue our business in all it* various branches and at low« r rate s. 0P*I.ariic8* Dresres dyed lor $1,00. All other ar ticles dyed al equally low rales. jull7i.ni B. BUSKS. A 4r S. K. SPKlNti may be found at the store ol **-• Fletcher 4f Co., corner ol Union and Commer cial streets. iyil tt MATH AN GOULD, Men hunt Tailor, has removed to No. 10 Market Square, over Swectsir’s Apothe eary stove. Jy1»»—tl DOO I'N, Nhois lluh a.Ml Ulolliiiiu. Fogg may l»e louud rea.lv to wait on customers at No. 4 Moulton str« ct, foot J Exchange. jul‘J0 Cl Mi A KM. 200 M. imported aim domestic Cigar* j tor sale by C. C. MITCHELL & SON, jullOtl ITS Fore Street. WM. DVKK, can be round with a new stock • of Sewing Machines, ot various kinds; Silk Twist. Cotton—all kinds and colors. Needles, Oil. <Vc. 166Middle street, up one Right stairs. jullieod nEBEOIM A WEBII, Amnwyi nuil C'onnMrllorM, at th. Boody House, corner ol Congress and Chestnut streets. jyojj nVIlrtN IL 1KRKILI/, Counsellor al Law, No. 19 Free Street. julll f BWIM PlfiftllE, Attorney and Ooimscllo 1J at Law, No. 8 Clapp’s Block. jul2t JOHN KINSMAN DEALER IS GAN FIXTURES —AT— 25 Union §t., PORTLAND. Aug 20 dtl mlI„ , . Notice. undersigned having purchased the Bakery, A Ac., of Mr. R. Kent, will coutinuc the RAKINU BUSINESS AT THE OLD STAND, JfO. lor FORE, COR. VINK STREET, V> hero wo shall be haapy to see our old customers, ami as many new ones us may lavor us with their pat ronage. PEARSON & SMITH. October 1,18CG. 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 lie will take this opportunity to gratefully ac knowledge the many favors bestowed upon him by his patrons for many vears. REUBEN KENT. October 1.18GG. dtt THE lADKBSlGNED h vc formed a Co partnership for the purpose of transacting a Clothing and Furnishing Goods business, under the firm ol ROBINSON & KNIGIIT, At 288 CONGRESS STRUCT. O’NEIL W. ROBINSON, _ , STEPHEN D. KNIGHT. Portland, Dec. 8,18CG. da To Let. ONE Brick Store, three stories, No. 50 Union street. Apply to j«3dtl‘ ST. JOHN SMITH. Go to Adams A Purinton’s FOR your llonse-furnislnng Goods of all kinds; Carj»e tings, and all kinds of Crockery, Glass, Tin, Stone, J anhern and Wooden Ware, Paper Hang ings, yiin, low shades, &c. no23d3m ( DAILY PRESS. POBTLAND. Weduesday Morning, January 16, 1867. Am “Aggravating Nigger." There isllowlivingin the suburbs of London in a splendid mansion not far from the Crystal Palace, a man whose career Is in direct con flict with the results of ethnological science as expounded in the Southern States of this Union. Ethnology lias been a tavorite study in that part of the world and has abundantly proved the natural and hopeless inferiority of the negro race. Scripture and science have agreed in condemning the modern representa tive of 11am to a iiie of cheerful bondage. His facial angle cut him oll’from all hope of intellect ual improvement so completely that the law re straining him from the use of the spelling book seemed ludicrously needless. His thick lips indicated a moral nature so iucapablc of relincmcnt, that the law which put his wife and family in the keeping of another man stood blameless upon the statue book. His curly hair indicated a constitution precisely adapted to labor in the cotton field or the rice swamp, and his curvilinear shins and his pro trusive heels served still further to distinguish him from the human race. Yet in delianee of the laws of science and the teachings of the Southern pulpit, this “aggravating nigger,” a pure black, wilh thick lips, flat nose, curly hair and all the condemnatory characteristics ol his race, uot only owns the house in which he lives hut live other villas ot c.iual preten sions; has actually been bl ighted and bears the title of chevalier, for which some of our Southern friends would sacrifice everything but their “honor”—and that too on a pinch; has married a Swedish baroncsss too; and withal is said tc be as refined and clegantagen lleman as walks in Piccauilly or drives in Hyde Park. The perjictrator of tbese hideous improprie ties was “raised” in Maryland, il we remember rightly, and went to England about thirty years ago in the capacity of a body servant to a play-actor, the elder Wallack. Aldridge— that is liis name—Ira Aldridge, was at that sime a “likely boy” of twenty, and worth prob ably ten or twelve hundred dollars ot any man’s money. Il is impossible to say what he might bring no win currency, if lie were still a resi dent of his native country, and if the meddle some, fighting Aboli’ionists hadn’t upset the patriarchal institution altogether. The nat ural promptings of his nature, tloseiy allied be it remembered to the monkey’s, made him an imi tutor of his distinguished master. Without instruction in the dramatic art ho became by the mere force ol observation and association an actor liimselt’, and came out in Othello, in the Slave, and in several other parts lor which white players find burnt cork au indispensable preparation. Some glimmering of reason or instinct induced him to cut his native country altogether and trust to luck under the “decay ing monarchies” and “effete despotisms” ot Europe. t rlteen or sixteen years he spent in Eng land in what would be called the study of his art, if it were allowable to suppose in such a creature any capacity for intellectual effort.— Then, in 18o2, be went upon the continent.— In Austria, Germany, France, and above all in Russia, he achieved the most wonderful triumphs. What, makes his Russian success doubly disgusting is the circumstance that the Caucasus, the abode of tbe very type of the superior race is embraced by the wide-reach ing arcnsol that gigantic Power. In Moscow and St. Petersburg the students have often un harnessed the horses from Aldridge's carriage aud drawn him themselves horn the theatre to his lodgings. One tears that ethnology is at a low ebb in the Russian universities. Bay aid Taylor heard him in Russia, delivering his part in English, quite unintelligible to his audience, but nevertheless by look, tone, ges ture, attitude and movement, completely en trancing aud commanding their sympathies. It reminds one of the deaf man's ecstacy at witnessing Prentice's oratory: “I can’t hear a blasted word he says, but good gracious, don't he do the motions splendid 1” This phenomenon rose from poverty to op ulence. The Chevalier Aldridge wears rings given him by kings and queens. He could load his breast with the decorations and med als of the different orders he has received.— The elite of the most cultivated nations ot Eu rope have been charmed with what they call iris powers—meaning intellectual powers—and have showered then- tavors upon him. This is too absurd. Nature designed this creature tor a bootblack, it there is any truth in ethnol ogy—aud lie Iras made himself a gentleman.— This lamentable perversion ot bis natural pow ers oug • t to serve as a warning to all white Americans. It will not do to give this race what the stupid Radicals persist in calling ‘‘a IJir chance." Unlimited t rading and writing, choice ot employment and the ballot will, we graveiy fear, upset ethnology altogether and give to negroes-the status of human beings. Executive Mi„lruiranom. It will be recollected that the telegraphic summary of Congressional proceedings brought a lew days ago the rather surprising intelli gence that Senator Johnson of Maryland had admitted that no defence could be offered lor the President's reappointment of officers who hail been rejected by the Senate. Tbe Globe brings a lull report of tbe debate. Mr. John son’s position lias not been misrepresented, lie says tlie President’s conduct in this re spect is an ' outrage'' and ‘'canuot be justifi ed.” We give below Senator Johnson’s re marks upon this subject. Tbe debate was upon tbe bill to regulate tlie tenure of ofliee. Mr. Fessenden was proceeding as follows: It is a subject of regret to me that it be comes necessary to legislate at all upon this subject of tlie removal of officers. Under or dinary circumstances 1 would be opposed to such legislation. 1 believe my friends thought 1 was rather slow when 1 opposed some time ago tlie putting of an amendment of this ua turc upon one of tlie appropriation bills. I stated at that time, and if my recollection dues not fail me the honorable beuator hum Maryland [Mr. Johnson] expressed his entire assent, that 1 thought action would be requir ed on our part if the President should go so tar as to disregard the power of the Senate; that is to say, if lie sent a nomination to the Senate and Unit nomination should be reject ed or not continued, and tbeu after tbe Sen ate adjourned be should uppoiut tbe same man again, and that should be recognized as the practice, tlie result woidd be that the Sen ate would lose cuUrely the the power confer red upon it by the Constitution to have a voice in the appointment of officers, because it is very easy to omit sending a man’s mime to tbe Senate until the close of tbe session, and then when he is rejected to appoint him the next day alter the adjournment of Con gress, and so ou from time to time, and in that way the Senate becomes nothing, is merely nullified. X stated at that time tuat if there shouid be an attempt to do anything of that sort X would be in favor ol limiting the pow er ol the President so lar as we could limit it by law in reference to that matter, because in my judgment such a course, if not a direct violation of the Constitution, was a disregard of that respect which was due to the Senate and the constitutional power of the Senate to act upon the appointments of officers; and if l am not very much mistaken tlie honorable Senator from Maryland said that that would be a decided outrage upon the Constitution Mr. Johnson—i say so still. Mr. Fessenden—And lie says so now. Well sir, X think it canuot be denied that there is occasion to exercise our own discretion in this regard, I believe there have been seveial instances, i know there have been some iu my own State, in which men sent to this body fur continuation lor particular offices and re jected by tbe body were reappointed immedi ately alter the adjournment of Congress, to tbe ottices to which they had been before ap pointed and rejected. Mr. Lloward—There are a great number ol cases of that kind. Mr. Fessenden—I presume there are a great number of such cases. The contingen cy, therefore, lias arisen in which X saTd 1 should he iu favor of legislating on that mat ter. Mr. Johnson—Mr. President, my friend from Maine referred to an opinion which i expressed at the last session, and which 1 re peat now, that the pi act ice, if any President should puisue it, of re-appointing to office during a recess a person who has been ante cedently nominated and rejected by the Sen ale, is in conflict with tlie spirit of the Con stitution. 1 have had occasion lo say that to the present Attorney General and to the for mer Attorney General. The provisions ol the Constitution, the Senate will remember g‘ve to the President the authority to appoint certain others by and with the adv eeand consent ot the Senate, and it is provided that other officers may be appointed In such mode as Congress may provide. In order to guard against the contingency of a vacancy in any ot the offices, and as necessary to car ry on the public business of the country, the President is vested with the power to appoint to office during the recess of the Senate, and by the very terms of the Constitution the commission which he is to issue in cases of that description continues until the last day oi the succeeding session of the Senate. As 1 have said to the officer to whom 1 refer, and as 1 now say to the Senate, what i think they will conciu with me to be very evident, the President, under the authority which he cer tainly has of appointing during the recess, may dispense with the act.ou of the .Senate altogether; for it the commission which he gives to the officer he appoints continues until the termination of the next session, there is then when Congress adjourns ol course a vacancy in that office happening in the recess winch he is to till; aud lie mav go on trorn time to time appointing during a re cess so as to avoid entirely the anti,only and the controlling power which the Constitu tion intended to give to the Senate of the United States over such appointments as the President is directed to send into the Senate for confirmation. Hut it is ouly lor the President to sav—per haps all the Senate are not aware of it—that in what he has done in cases of this descrip tion he has but followed the example of his predecessors, and that example was in its ori gin supported, aud in the cases where it has been billowed since, it has been supported by the opinions of tbe several Attorney Gener als who happened to be in office at the time the instances occurred. Those Attorney Oen eials were, 1 think,—at least I only recollect those—Air. Wirt, Air. Taney, All. Cushing, Air. Crittduden, Air. Mason, aud I believe three or four others. The question was not submitted to me when I was an incum bent of that office; but I had occasion to say to the President, whose officer 1 was ai that time, that I Certainly shuuid not give that opinion, except upon the authority of the precedent, and il i yielded to that authority 1 should say that as au original question the law was really dilVerent. What 1 said to my friend from Maine at the former session and what i admitted to-day is that in my judgment the President does go beyond the power conferred upon him when lie reappoints a parly whose nomination lias been presented to the Senate and rejected, pro vided the case stands there and stands there alone, it he thinks proper to reappoint such a person, 1 think it is his duty to inform the Senate, when he sends that nominee in a sec ond tune lor approval, what were the peruliat circumstances which caused him to disregard the opinion ot the Senate. Any newly-dis covered facts, aDy evidence which he suppl es would operate upou the judgment ol the Senate not in their possession at the time they oled upon the nomination in the first in stance, he may produce; hut to disregard tiie opinion of the Senate upon the exact case on which the Senate acted, in my judgment is a clear abuse, which must be rein, died in some way or other, and tbe only way to remedy it is to reject those who may be nominated again. Mr. Henderson and Air, Sherman—And he may reappoint again. Mr. Johnson—Mow, my friends behind me say he may reappoint again. 1 know it, and it is for that reason that 1 said to him aud said to his Attorney General at the last ses sion that cannot be justified by me or by tbe Senate, and certainly will not be by me. be cause mat would be to avoid altogether the authority of the Senate; and if he in the case supposed persevered in nominating and ap pointing again after one or more rejections, it wouid be iu my judgment a very serious ques tion whether that ot itself wouid uot consti tute a ground tbr impeachment. It Mr. Madi son was right in saying, as I stated to the Senate what was in their recollection before— I only mentioned it tor the purpose of bring ing it more freshly to their recollection—if Mr. Ma lison was right in saying that au abuse of the power of removal was a subject for an impeachment, a fortiori, is the abuse of the power of appointment in a case in which, if it is submitted to, the whole authority ot the Senate becomes a nullity and is set at defi ance. . The Ellen of the War upoa Price*. A correspondent of the New York Tribune, while admitting the effect of Increased duties and taxes and an inflated currency in creating and sustaining high prices tbr eommodties, calls attention to the enormous consumption ot the war as an additional agency in pro ducing the same result Indeed It is evident that if the supply of goods be diminished and the supply of money at the same time in creased, the goods will be worth mote aud the money will be worth less, both operations tending to produce and maintain high prices. This has been precisely our experience, as the Tribune's correspondent thus proceeds to show: The government, which had hitherto bought little of the people,uli at once became their best customer. And those whom the government expenditures made suddenly rich, also became great consumers. It uceds no ghost to tell us that every productive farce iu the country was set in motion by the war. Its manufactures and its agricultural products were all iu active demand. Everything that could he raised or made found a ready pur chaser at high aud rising prices. The muim tac hirer ot iron, ol wood, ol cotton, of wool, oi leather, the raisers of pork, ol beel, oi grain, tile miners of coai and copper anil lead, the owners of railroads aud canals, and steaineis, factors aud merchants, middle men aud laboring men, all had their labors stimu lated to the utmost extent. Everybody pock eted stupendous prut its, aud ot course every body got rich, (jovemmeut agents took as much as and often more than all other pur chasers combined. Bounty money was show ered on the working population, aud these *11 came in tbr a share iu the golden harvest. Then came that complacent reitection: “llow strange!” -flow strange that war, which al ways exhausts and piostrates, should change its character tor us and create prosperity and plenty! llow does it happen;* Paper money. Ah! we ace. It is this which dues it.” Aud here we see the birth of that great popmar ueiusiou wnicnestill holds possession of the public mind. The instrument ol the diffusion ol properly was at the stal l con founded with the cause of it. So good is lour hundred millions of paper money, exclaimed Thaddtin Stevens, that we should have a thousand millions of it This extraordinary consumption of products was of itself suliieieut to eutiance prices in a most important degree, whatever the charac ter or voiume ol the money iu eireulati >n. it was great enough to raise prices of many articles not only here hut in all the principal markets ol the world. The imposition ot high duties and high taxes was, ol course, another clement in the iuercase of price of commodi ties, and another was most certainly the ex cess of paper money. It is, perhaps, no won der that while these agencies were acting in concert, the public mind did not discriminate closely, and did not look beueatb the surface to measure the exact inllueuce of each. Pa per money was plentiful, and the pieulilutuess made high prices. It was not necessary to go further to account lor what was occurring.— it may be asked, it these views are sound, bow is it that tbe industrial activities of tUe coun try have, uutil recently, sutlercd no abatement since tbe war ended t How does it happen that business bas continued good atul that prices have kept up since tbe government de uiaua ceased Outside the paper money meu, there are those who have endeavored to find the cause iu some miraculous powers of our Nation over every other, iu its capacities of Consumption, in the second place, it is imputed to the hub its ot uui,crsal prodigality engendered by u period of war and unusual prosperity, ami the general neglect ol the old economics of living. In the third place it is attributed to deUcleut production, caused by the destruction of so many lives in tire war. The tiisl of these suggestions is merely a dream ol the bubblers, ibe second is a very small cause to assign for a very great result. '1 be third seems to have weight, but really possesses little sounduess. tor these reasons: lhe productive force of the country in eve rytbing but agriculture, and to a huge extent iu that, is not iu uiuscie, but machinery, but the meu we have lost by the war have beeu nearly made good by emigration, while our machinery of production bas bten enormous ly increased by it. The manufacture ol small steam engines, as well as new inventions lor ail manuer ol industrial purposes, within tbe past few years, is something teniarkable. The productive power of the country is thus not diminished, but is really augmented. We are uot, then, having high prices from deficient production. The real cause ot them, and ol the general animation of trade since the war closed, is this: That period found the country stripped bare: every commodity ol consumption had been exhausted; tbe indus try ol the couutiy had been taxed to its ut most to supply tire wants ot the Government; it was living from hand to imuth, and had beeu lor a long period. Those who believed that when the war ended demand would instantly cease and prices tali, and among the traders those who reduced their figures on therr stocks, very soon discovered their error. I At this point the wonders ot paper money were again sung. -‘See how wonderful arc its ellects! it maintains price and demand: it carries us from war to peace without a jerk.— Great is paper money f by no means let us diminish its volume.' The real cause ol con tinued industrial activity and high prices was not lmagint 4. People did not seem to reflect that vast quantities ol every consumable tiling were required to supply deficiencies created by the war and to replenish the stocks of trade. i For the last year and ahalf. the producers, on every hand, h ive been working to till empty warehouses and shops. Until the point of hill i supply is reached, and in some cases a "lut there can be no cessation of demand and no i eduction ol price. Industry has been em I ployed in tilling up a void which is only now' | beginning to show signs of disappearance.— I i ut at length the empty is becoming hill. qne braucli_of trade alter auolher la getting ple'th ?"c- Demand ia ceasing, and prices in the.,e 1 iii'mmi ,„are ,S?v‘nB way. Paper money Li»i>>?iV mo 'Welling the channels of circula ' this v°Iuiiic, does not hinder 1 Cmdf ; llJ°« «* > »ve Cool, nor Pork, tic es from W.°°leus- and many minor ar ronsumm ha.S 'a“ Ul Th« Great created hJbcen ^ duarll!.,“! until abundance is bein^re est^ s^pl,e"’ ery quarter. I*w^Z the rule, until they heS^o^Jdlow uniemuncraUve. The producer has l. ui Hs day. lhe consumer must now have his ,»i ah the contrivances in the worid cannot’, pic Who Krpi-rseul lhe 1'epple. Tlie present English Parliament is pmbablv the most liberal ever returned. An Eri'disf, journal says that ol the entire number, 1B8, There are 1J5 peers, heirs ol peerages, brothers amt near relatives of peers, besides those connected with lhe peerage by marriage; 117 baronets lttj military officers of tlie regulars, 1U8 officers of the unlitia, yeomanry and volunteers: 11 naval officers, loo lawyers, 2 surgeons, 1 architect. 4 «ml engineers, 3 newspapercditora„ 10 authors, i publisher, 7 bank directors, 7 private bankers, 4 capitalists, 8 iron masters, 4 contractors, 18 luauiiiaoturers, 49 merchants, ii brewers, 1 shin budtler, 1 stock-broker, 1 house-agent, and only 1 h naut-tai tuer. cilV V ,,f **“' aristocracy are represeiit L I totes; those of tlie military by 224; yera^" °* * "4“ eomui*,“*r* proper lut/are law A partial classi 11 cation of the Congress now i. session Shows that it eontains, ofr towyer* 112; merchants. 8; Itrimrs, ti; inauufact* rels t>, bankers, 5; editors, 4; physicians, o- [ gyiuan, 1 teacher, i proleasor, l printer, 1 lum berman. -these l.gures do not giv„ the oceupa tions ol all otir representatives, hut they ire sufficiently full to show that the legal nrofes ilr1»° a Part iu politics with us as with the English. There are eleven gentlemen iu the present House ot Representatives who have been cler gymen and Ufteou who have been generals uncol these latter, Mr. Paine, ,1 Wisconsin lost a leg before Vicksburg. Mr. Bidwell, of Uulitbrma, is the practical agriculturalist of the House, having alarm of tweuty thousand acres. Theoretical and scientific tunning liuds an able expounder in Mr. tlrinnell, of Iowa, who also devotes a shale of liis time and attention to growing wool. MtcEggleson, of Ohio, when at home packs pork. Mr. B. Alley, of Massachu setts, is the best authority on boots and shoes. The most extensive manufacturer is Mr. Uns worn, el this stab*. The leading hanker is Mr, Hooper, of Massachusetts. 'J he wealthiest man ill the House is, probably, Mr. Oakes Ames, of Massachusetts, who manufactures more shov els ami spades than any other until in the world. As regards personal up|a*arauue, there are twenty -live bald heads iu the Houses, two wigs, and tiltcell pairs of moustaches. Thirty mem bers wear spectacles, or eye-glasses. The larg est man is Mr. Baldwin, of Massachusetts, the smallest, Mr. Starr, of New Jersey; the tallest, “.Long” John Wentworth, of Illinois; the shortest, Mr. Brandagec, of Connecticut. Oeu. Paine has a companion iu misfortune in Ids coil.-ague, Mr. Mclndoc, who has hut one arm. The comparison el scholarship, information el oquence ,uud still more, of personal beauty, too delicate, and we decline to make it. Rut there can be no impropriety iu mentioning the fact that Mr. Ferry, ol Michigan, is the best penmau iu the House.—.V. I-. Post. Two Thousand Uenihs ia English Coal •Mine* ia Tea Venn. A report issued by the select com mi tee of the British Parliament, appointed at the Inst session to inquire iu.o the operation of the a ts for the regulation and inspection of mines, and into the complaints contained iu the petitions from miners of Great Britain, gives some in teresting facts. Accordiug to a return pre pared by the government inspector of South Durham, it apears that the deaths from ex plosions of fire-damp in Great Baitaiu iu the ten years,185ti to 1805, were 5,010. Out of this number 415 occured in South Wales. 340 iu Yorkshire, 338 in North and Bast Lanca shire, and 130 in South Staffordshire and Worcestershire. The total uurnber of explos ions from fire-damp iu Great Britaiuwas 337 in 1850, and 377, 315, 93, 303, 119, 190, 103,94, and 108 successively in the nine tollowimz years. VARIETIES. —The San Francisco Times of Nov. 39, speaks of a valuable load of bricks: “Quite a crowd of people were collected iu front of the Bank of Calitoruia yesterday, watching tho srtugglcs of a powerful team of (horses in their attempts to m ,ve a wagou load of silver bncks The load was so heavy that the wheels sunk in to the cobble stones nearly to the hubs. After a long struggle, and the assistance of several of the bystanders, the team started the load, which consisted of about one liuudred large silver bricks from the State of Nevada." —A Hying machine is in course of construc tion, aud is being made “od the uiodel of a wild goose.” The inveutur sits as a model. —A drama iu one act, entitled “The Baronet Abroad and the Uustic Prirnn Donua,” half musical, half sensational, has been produced with moderate success at the Loudon Adelphi. —A lady about to marry was warned that her intended, although a good man, was very eccen tric. “Well” she said, “if he is very unlike other men, he is more likely to make a good husband.” —A Uticapapersaysth.it during the fitful lever of her life now' ended, a woman iu that city hail been married three times, and each successive husband was named Tompkins. —A man who hail a profusion of rings on his fingers was poiuted out to a cooper. “Ah, master,” said the artisan, “it is a sure sign of weakness when so many hoops are used. ** —The case ot Benjamin Bright vs. the Hart ford and New Haven railroad, a petition for damages caused by the burning ot the plain tiff's burns in Thouipsouville, alleged to have been set on file by sparks from a locomotive, has just been decided by the Superior Court, Hartford, iu favor of Mr. Bright; damages $3700 and costs. —Gen. Walter Harriman, tlic nominee for Governor of New Hampshire, was one oljtlio fifty officers placed under the Union gnus, in Charleston, during the siege, as a retaliating measure. —A St. Louis paper gives the details of “oue more unfortunate,” under the head-line of “suicidiana.” —We see it stated that ‘Gen. Phil- Sheridan denies that he is about to be married, or that he wautsto he President.” Probably it should read “or wauts to be at present.” —The first gold in the United States was found iu Cabarrus county, N. C . iu 1791). —The Weekly Musical Review says that Madame Parepa is about to marry Carl Rosa the violinist. —M. Renan has in the press a ne w. edition of the "Life of Jesus,” iu which he replies to M. Veuillot’s attack upou him, and developed his own theories, it is said, with much less circumlocution than heretofore. Alexander Smith, the poet Jis dangerously ill iu England. . The newest fashion iu Paris is to have the diuiug room chairs uo longer covered with morocco or moleskin, but with dark green cloth, the walls liuug with dark colored velvet pajier or cloth and relieved by eainlelabras, behiud which are attached plates of metal or glass, the whole being highly “becoming” to ladies in full dress. —A daily uewspuper man wbo lias just got out of the traces, says lie is becoming quite well acquainted with his family. —At Santa Cruz, California, on the 15th ult., a Justice Rodehou.se was trying one C. J Richards for a trespass’ when the friends of the prisoner came iu, hauled the justice off the bench, and tarred and feathered him all over. The severe punishment of one day’s imprison ment was meted out to the playful violators of the ermine. —Rev. Mrs. Dr Buddington, of Brooklyn, now travelling with her husband in Palestine, writes home that the sea is so rough near Jop pa that it is a matter of uo surprise that the whale was unable to staud the double agitation of Jouah aud the billows, aud viewing the prophet as a conundrum, ’’had to give him up” Iu a receut case iu Iudiana a justice com placently remarked, in summing up the testi mony: "Gentlemen of the jury, in this c*e the counsel on both sides are uuintelligble’ the witnesses on both sides are incredible, and the plaintiff aud defendant are both such bad characters, that to me it is indifferent which way you give your verdict.” — It is stat<si that the milkmeu of Elizabeth, N, J., refuse to supply customers on Sundays. — A Cleavelaud justice lined a m.ugS:. for I cutting his wile’s head fearfully with a hatebet j Other luxuries are not so clu up in that city, i —At Morrisville, Pennsylvania, is an epi taph on one Sam McLaughlin mortuut with i the addenda: “If all tho leading politicians j and priests go to heaven, I want to get off at some other station ” The Springfield Republican says the New York Independent “has (alien away to a mere sensation, political,and advertising sheet, and | is edited by infidels.” Indeed!