_ _-CiSS. *«'"'*-* JU“e JHU2' l ',L * PORTLAND, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 17, 1867. _ no„ar.Pera»n,,m,insane 1H1-: PORTLAND DAILY PRESS Is pui'li-hed everyday, (Sunday excepted,) at No. 1 Printers' Exchange. Commercial street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, PKOPHitroH. Terms : —Eight Dollar? a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at (be am<* nine** c verv Thursday luoruing at $2.00 a year, nvariably in advance. K.vteh of Advebtistno.—On* no li ni space,in cn:_*llioi coinum, constitutes a • square." per -in are daiiy nr.-r week: 75 cent* per w ekalter; ibroeliiMitions, orlesa, $1.00; continu t - every other day after li 1st week, 50 cents. |jj lull square, throe insertions or less, 75 cent«; oho w cl., '.oh, oOcoiu.-' per Week alter. i iulei lu.au ot "AiifnEMEN fs, * s 2.00 ncr square |»e week : three imerti.ms ur less, $1.50. M’lU'i Ai. N<*ti< I S.si.25 per square ior the first in ti atmn, aud 2a coni* pci square lot each sub>cnih.nt n Sernon. Advcnisenn tiLi iiiocrtcd In the ‘‘Maine State **:^ ss*.vw11 large circulation in every p-r Ot In* Si .tie nor $l.onp»*r square tor tir\-t insert i« n‘ * ’ 'Ocelli* i>er squaic lor cadi tubscouciii iiwir tton. BirSlNESS t.4BOS. IT. M . /: /.* / n 1 Tt, (Successor* to J. Smith & Co.) lffnunlacturer of laalhrr Helling. Also lor bale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, H1VKTM uu.l BI BS, wptadtt n (I I CtfigrcM Mtrcci. W. r. FEE EM A V & CO., llpliohtiTcrs and Manufacturers ot FURNITUEE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Spring-Reds, Mafctrceses, Pew Cushions, No. I Clapp’* Illorlt- foot CliCNtmil Sired, Portlaini • W. I*. Freeman, D. W. Deane. C. L.Quinby. fcaugiott n A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturer* and dealers in Stores, Tlanycs <€• Furnaces, Cun be lound in their NEW Hl ll lllM. ON MUIE ST., (Opposite the Market.) Where they will bo pleased to see all their former customer* and receive orders a* usual. augl7dtt n XL P. DEANE,1 Counsellor ami Attorney, No. S. Clapp’* Ktlocii, Coitgre** Si. nr Particular attention given to writing Wills, Contracts, Deeds and Legal Instruments. duly dtf CHASE, CRAM k STURTEVANT, OENERAT/ Commission Merchants, Wldtfdry'a Wliaid, Portland. Me. ocilCdtt HOWARD <0 CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M NE. Office Xo. 17 Free Street, Near Middle Street. * s \ Joseph Howard, jyOtt n Nathan Cleaves, I m. PE I ESOK, Gold and Sih ev Platci' —AND— Manufacturer o 1 Silver Ware, Temple^ Street, first, door from (bnyress Street PORTLAND, ME. May 19—dly n A. Wfi.ltUK & GO., 112 Tremont 'street, Boston, Importers and Dealers in U K 1,1!II and AiTlKK1CAN HOOFING SLATES, of all colors, nn«l slatingnails. Careful attention paid to shipping. n aug22 -ton JABEZ C. WDODMA N, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Has aaved his Library. Office a 12 2 1-2 Free street, in the Gri tilth block, Uiird story. n Ulf ADBUIiY SWKAT ~ Counsellors at Law, 219 COIVGRKW NTKEET, CTiadwi. 1. Mansion, opposite United StnI os Hotel. Portland Maine. Dio u lira* I bury. nov 211 J.D.M. Sweat Beering. Miliiken & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL. STREET, uugCl-dtf I’oriluud, Itl.iiiKi. JOSEPH ST 011 X IVnrhytt lVInrblc fo. Manufacturers and Dealers in Enameled Slate Chimney Pieces, Ubackets,Pier Slabs, Grates and Chimney Tons, importer and dealer in Lng li.sh A’^oor Tiles, German and French Flower Pols, Hanging Vases, Parian, Bisque, and Bronze Slat ucU» and Busts. ULus Shades and Walnut Stands, Bohe mia n and Lava V uses and other wares. 112 TUEMON'T ST1LEET Studio Building augL'j—(iin n BOSTON, Mass. SllUmiY & STRUCT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, O F F 1 O E . Poet Ollioe Building, 2d story; Futrance on Ex ciiange street. G. r^SUERLEY. jy9U A. A. STBOUT. B. TV RO BIX SOX, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, 2 19 CoBagiTSM Hire el. Jan 4—dtf PKttt lV YL UOMNF.Y, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, Morton Block, Congress Street, Two Doort above l*reblc House, rOltTLAND, ME. novlO If DAVIS, ME3ERVE, HASKELL & 00., Importers and Jobbers ot Dry Good* and Woolens, Arcade 18 Free Si reel,] F. DAVIS, 1 PORTLAND. MB E. CHAPMAN. I llOV9’<;f>dtf />. < l Airm J CO. can be found AT 29 MARKET SQUARE, CN'prn i,.\xcASTFr iuix. Bools and Shoes for Sale Cheap. Jyiodli II . V PHILLIPS A CO., \Vli«Ies?i8« Druggists, No. 148 Fore Street. OCt 17-ill 1 JOHN W, DANA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. .‘JO Ivscciianse St. Dec 6—dlf KOSS ,1 I'E/irSY, PLARTE ItE It S, PLAIN AND OKNAMKNTAL STUOOO AND MA2TI0 WORKERS, Oak Street, between, Congress and Free Sts., PORTLAND, ME. Coloring Whitening ami White-Washing pr-mipt y attcinltMt t«». OPdvi > from oul ol ttMvi»s:»licit<*d. - May 22—dll s. 1- L'Alt LUTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 27 Marfcet Square. Sept 24—dtf n A. E. ,t O. II. HASKELL, DEALERS IN Groceries, Provisions, We»l liailist Cooila, illcalu, Ac., AT LOWEST CASH PRICES. 3S4 CiiigrrM Ml, P.rilcml, Sic. Jan* dtf WM. W. AVHLRPLU, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE, I’OTVrr.AND, WE. «ug2 ,, DARIUS H. INGRAHAM, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, has removed his office to Cor. Exchange and Federal Streets. janlO_ ,w. ar— > Kimball & Prince~ No. ]1 Clapp's Block, Congress Street Opposite Old City Hull, POETLAND. MAINE. C, Kimball, D, D, S. oglOccltl Fred A. Prince 8WSMJSS CARDS. WILLIAM A. PEAKCE, I J XT M B K tt ! MAKER OF 1 Force Pmnps and Wafer Closets, Warm, (old ami Whowcr RhiIik, UhnIi Boh'In, IlniM uiul Stiver Plaletl CorliN. Every description of' Water Fixture for Dwelling Houses, Iloiels an l Public Buildings, ijliips, etc., ar ! vangc l and set up the best manner, and all orders • iu town or country Kuthl uiiy executed. Constantly cm hand Xcud ’Pipes and Sheet Le ad and Bee" Pumps of all kinds. Also, Tin Kooflns, Tin ( oniliirinri and wnrk in Ilia, line dun«in tlm Lost inanfei-r. E^T'AII Linds of aolihing i>romidly af,ended to JVO. 180 FORK NT., Porilanil, Mr. _jn"15___ giro (THKCIIIU,, BliOWIVM « MA!VNO.\, COMMISSION MRHCifANT^, rOKTLANII, M A I N K , janlj Ini No. it3r luilin Nirrri, Itonon. SMITH A: CLABK, ~ Wholesale Dealers iu TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, too FORE STBEET, PORTLAND, Me. J™14 __ dtt W. W. THOMAS. Jr., Attorney ami Counseller at Late, (Chadwick House,] 2/ft Congress Sfreef, octC-dly J. B. HUDSON, JIL, A R T I N T , 27 Market Square, augSldCm_ _ PORTLAND, ME. W.K H' WOOD J sox, ItROKERS, No. 17S-Jh'oi'c Street. «*y7 tt II. M. 1‘IYSOX, STOCK BROKER. No. 30 Exchange Street, PORTLAND, ME- UoZldtf C. J. SCHUMACHER. FRESCO PAINTER. Oflec at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. G. Sehlottcr bcek & Co., JIOJI Cougrvu M, Portland, l?Ie, jal2dtf One door above Brown. THOS. K. JONES, SIGN PAINTER, SUCCESSOR TO WM. CAPEN, at present at ONROOD N, 14 MARKET NQIIARE. licitim as specimens of his work to the following signs:-—Lowell & Sen ter, Bailey N > yes, Ocean In surance Co., anrl others on Exchange street; Gros man & Co., SehlottcYbcck & Co., Lowell .V Mentor, and others on Congress street: \V. T. Kilbom »v Co., A. D. Reeves, and others on Free street. jan9dlm* DEBB.OIS a UEBR, Attorneys nud f ouiiiM-llorM, at the Bob’u.v House, corner ol 1 Congress and Chestnut streets. jy‘*(j BVRON n. VKliKIM,, Counsellor at Law, No. Iff Free Strei f. j.ill l I 13 WIN l*II3lt< s;. AIJ orn« y and Counsello J at Law, No. 8 Clapp’s Block. juhfl —— -» '■‘S BI1IDING. LUMBER, Wholesale and Detail. BOARDS, Plank, Shingles and Scantling ol all sizes constantly on hand. Building material sawed to order. ISAAC DYER. nuglltf * Ho. 9| Union Wharf. threat Inducements *01,■ PARTIES WtelllNG TO BUILT*. * 1AHE subscribers oiler for.-ale a targe quantity o' 1 desirable building Jjts in the West End oi the ' city, lying on Vaughan, Pine, Neal, Carlton, Thomas, ; West, Emery. Cushman, Lewis, Brain hall, Monu ment, Danforth,Orange and Salem Streets. They will sell on a credit of from one to ten years, d desircu uy tue purcliaters. From parties who I build immediately. "NO ca sn payments required. Apply at the office oi the subscriber, where lull particulars maybe obtained. d. B. BROWN & SONS. Portland, Mav 3, 18C5. •»»* 5tl TkC IB ITECTPRli Ar ENCINKKJBIWCL Messrs. ANDERSON. BONN ELL a- CO., have made arrangements with Air. 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 theii ■ •nice, No, 306 Congress street, and examine eleva tions and plans ol churches, banks, stores, blocks ol buildings, «fC. j 12 WM. U. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Maple Street. General Agent lor the State lor II. IT . JOHNS’ Improved Roofing, For buildings ol all kinds. CAR and STEAM BOAT DECK ini;. ROOFING CEMENT, for coat ing and repairing all kinds ol roofs. PRESERV A TIVE PAINT lor iron and woodwork, Metal Roofs, iSrc. COMPOUND < EMENT, for repairing leaky shingled roots. BLA< K VARNISH, lor Ornamen tal Iron work &c. Fuli descriptions, c rcnlar. prices, X’c. furnblied by mail or on application at the office, where samples and testimonials can l e seen, scplttitf Mlaeli Alpaecas. A FULL LINJi JUST RECEIVED EASTMAN BROTHERS ALSO, T>i* ess Goods ! Thibets and Poplins ! VERY CHEAP. Prints, Delaines, and Cottons, At the very Lowest Market Prices. 10-4 All Wool Blankets $4.00 pair. lialmorat Shirts, $2.00, Country Yam, while and colorod, 20 cts. Ladies Heavy Ribbed IIosc 25 cts pair. No Tionblc lo Show floods. Eadinan Iti*otliei*s j ja10d2\v_ _»:«* CONGRESS ST. IKON AID STEEL! EBEN COREY, Nos. 9 and 11 Moulton Street, IVrnr Foot ofExtlmn^eNt, Forilaml, Importer and Dealer in all kinds of Bar, Hoop, Oval & Half Round mON ! Greave’* Spring A Corking STEEL! Win. Jcssop & Son’s Cast Steel Carriage Tyer Steel. Nwedcnnd Norway Sliape«, Nail ISod*, llorwc nIiock nud Nailo, t ai l ing*- Bolt*, Nul* and Wa*hcr, Boil I'ml*. (Civil*. IV1 it liable %'a*tiiijg«, Bellow*, Anvil*, Vivo, Tyer Beuilern Screw (Male*. IE a ml Drill*!, A t. ZJf** Agency lor the Mile of Carriage Springs and Axles, at Manufacturers’ prices. fil-V ’Wanted a Salesman acquainted with the Iron Trade. •January 5, 1867. ja5d&w1m B LAN K E T S STILL CHEAPER! YOU CAN BUY A LARGE SIZKD Ail Wool Blstnkct ! -FOR $4.00 Per Pair, P. M. FROST’S, NO. t REEKING BLOCK, dc22dtl CONGRESS STREET. To Let. ONE Brick Store, three stories, No. CO Union street. Apply to ja3dtf_ ST. JOHN SMITH. Go to Adams A Purittton’s I TOR your Hmise-fumiehiug Goods of all kinds; Carpetings, and all kinds of Crockery, Glass. Tin. Stone. Earthum and Woodeii Ware, taper Hang ings, Window Shades, &c, &c. n#23d.'im Notice. T>ERSONS clearing the ruins or digging cellars cat A itnd a good place to deposit tlieir rubbish or Franklin Wharf. S. ROUNDS, ’ S3ptl0—dtf Whatlinger. I _COPARTNERSHIP. Dissolution of Copartnership, I rnHE copartnership heretofore existing under the x firm name of Barbour & Hastv Is this dav dis 1 solved by mutual consent. W. F. BARBOUR, u ANDREWS HASiX. Portland, Jan. 14, 1867. Copartnership Notice ! ! , »' - THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nerslup under the firm name of Hasty & Kim | bal1- ANDREWS HASTY. „ . , , G. P. KIMBALL. Portland, Jan. 14,18G7. janl5d3w Copartnership Notice THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the linn name of EVANS & BAILEY. for the purpose of carrying on the (’rockery and Furniture Business in all its branches, and have taken a leaso#ot stores Nos- 1 «e 2 Free Street Block. ARAB EVANS, HAlAt.L A. BAYEEY. _Portlanci, Jan 1,1807. janlVltf Copartnership Notice I THE undersigned have formed a Copartnership under the linn name of the, Pnrin Flouring Company, and have taken the Paris Mills formerly carried on bv Messrs Woodman tV 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 I'arin Clou ring Co., and sent either to South Faria or Portland, where we shall keep con stantly on hand a full assortment of our Flour. CHARLES BAILEY, FRAN K LIN CRAWFORD, ANDREW I*. MORG AN. Portland, Jan. 14th 1867 jail UdArwGw Copartnership Notice. • — THE copartnership heretofore existing under the firm name of GEO. T. BURROUGHS & <6., expired this day by limitation. GEO. T. BURROUGHS, H. B. MASTERS, JOHN fe. HUDSON. Portland, Jan. 8,18G7. Having purchased the stock and good will of the late lirm of GEO. T. fcUKROUGHS & CO., 1 shall continue the FURNITURE BUSINESS at their old stand, LANCASTER nALL, and by prompt attention to tlio wants ot customers, shall endeavor to merit a continuance ot their pat ronage, wliich I respectfully solicit. CHAH. If. W1UTTEHIORF. Portland, Jan. 9, 18G7. dtf Copartnership Notice. milE undersigned have this day formed a copart X nersliip under tlic style ot SMITH & CLARK, lor tlic purpose ol conducting business as wholesale dealers in TEAS, COFFEES AND SPICES, AT 1GO FORE STREET. A. M. SMITH, C. J. CLARK. Portland, Jan. 1,18G7. janl4d2w Dissolution of Copartner sh ip ryUAE Copartnership heretofore existing letween FENDKRSON & SABINE, is tills day dissolved by mutual consent. The affairs 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. FEN PERSON, W. A. SA1UNE. Jan. 1,1867. janlO d3w Dissolution of Copartnership. BY mutual consent Cyrus Staph s’ interest in our firm ceases on and after this date. All persons holding bills against the late firm arc requested to present them lor payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at the old stand, No. 173 Com mercial street. CYRUS STAPLES, G EO. M. ST A N WOO D, D. P. NOYES. The business will bo continued by the remaining partners under tlic uamo and style of Stanwood & Noyes. G EO. M. STAN WOOD, D. P. NOYES. January 1, 1867. jan9d3w Copartnership Notice. rpHE undersigned have this day formed a copart X nersliip 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., 18 Free Street. CHAS. SMALL, SAM’L G. DAVIS, W. Y. POMEROY. Portland, Jan 1st, 1867. ja5d4w Dissolution of Copartnership. fyiHE coparinersliip heretofore existing betweeu RITUIERY A BURNHAM, is this day disolved by mutual consent. F.ithcr of the late partners is authorized to use the firm name in liquidation. SAMUEL RUMERY. ja5d3w GEO. BURNHAM, Jr. N OTICE THE subscriber having disposed ot bis Stock in store to Messrs Burgess, Fobes & [Co., Requests all persons indebted to him to call at their Counting Room No. SO t'oiuiunrinl St..Thom as Block, and settle. Thankful lor past favors, he commends to his friends and former patrons iboir large and well selected Stock ol Leads, Oils, Colors, &c. CHARLES FORES. Portland, Jan. 2, 1867. dJn. Copartnership Notice. MR. IRA J. BATCIIELER 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 ^"“Star please copy. . CopartiMTsliip. THE undersigned have this day associated them selves together under the firm name of FICKETT & CRAY, to do a Faint, Oil nml Ynnnib KnunfM in all its branches at 187 FORK STREET. JEROME B. FICKKTT, Jftu. 1,18G7—tf WILLIAM GRAY. I> issolution. mflE firm liereloforo existing under the name 1 of STANWOOD <£ DODGE, Is this day dissolved by mutual consent. FERDINAND DODGE, Continues the Produce and Fancy Grocery Business, At Iris NEW STAND, IV©, lO Ulnrket Hired. Accounts of the late firm to be settled at No 10 Market street. delSdtf Dissolution of Copartnership THE copartnership heretofore existing under the name of CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All persons hold ing bills against the firm, are requested to present them for payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at 337 Congress Street. CALVdN EDWARDS, WILLIAM U. TWOMRLY. Tile subscriber having obtained the fine store No. 387 Congress Street, will continue the business, and will keep constantly on hand PIANO FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which lie can sell at the niaimfhcturcr's lowest prices. Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS. OLD LLANOS takcu in exchange. rr* Orders for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. WM. O. TWOMRLY. November 2G, 18G6. dtf _ Copartnership Notice. rFHK undersigned have this Cray formed a co A partueiKhp under the style and firm of Morgan, Dyer & Co., And have nurclnued ol Messrs. LORI) it CRAW FORD their Stock and lease of store N©. 143 Commercial Street, For the purpose ol transacting a general wholesale business in W. I. Goods, Groceries, Flour and Provisions, pp-Oonsignmentsof Cooperage. Lumber, Country Produce, solicited, and shall receive personal and prompt attention. A. P, MORGAN. J. W. DYER, J. E. HANNAFORD. B?ort ond, Sept 10, i860. sep26dt( COPABNTWEBSHir. Copartnership Notice. THE partnership heretofore existing under the X. name of CHARLES J. WALKER & CO. is this day dissolved, and a limited partnership is this day torniod between us under tlie name uf CHARLES J. 'vldcil the uu«^f8i«ued, JOSEPH S. lor'Sdr.’ the 8J*cial having furnished $-**,000 to the capital stock. The business will be continued at the old Bluiul as heretofore. No. W Union street. -1. S. RICKER, CHAlitES J. WALKER, CALVIN S. TRUE, LLEWELLYN K. SMITH, _ , REN J. E. WHITNEY. Portland, Jan. 8, 1807. j.mlCd.'tw Limited Partnership. THg is to certify that the undersigned, Joseph S. J. Ricker, of Westbrook, in tlie county of Cuml*T land, Charles J. Walker, Calvin 8. True, Llewellyn K. Smith and lJenjaniin F. Whitney, allot Portland, in said county, have formed a limited partnership under the name of Charles J. Walker, to eairy on tlmliucinMu nf nvuinto/juMn,. i.» ...__'_j r •n .« djajuhu i«muicij uiiu tins eomnomea iwcniv-ltve thousand dollars to the eapilal stock. Thu partner ship commenced January 8,1887, mol m ill continue three years from that date. ,T. S. RICKER. Charles 3. Walker, CALVIN S. TRUK, LLEWELLYN 11. SMITH, _ BEN J. I'. WHITNEY. Pori land, January 8,1367. Cumberland, as., Januarv 15,1867. Then liersonally appoaroilthc abovoBamcd, Joseph a. Ricker, Charles J. Walker, Caiviu S. True, Llew ellyn R. Smith and Benjamin F. Whitney, and ac knowledge the above instrument by them' signed to he their tree act. Before me, WM. WILLIS, jaulGd3w Justice Qf the Peace. The I)vbGRSIGYED Iuvo "fonped T Cm partnership tbr the purpose of transxtiug a Clothing and Furnishing Goods business, under the firm of ROBINSON & KNIGHT, At 2NN ««>«; ,ti:S3 STREET. O'NEIL W. ROBINSON, T1 , „ STEPHEN D. KNIGII'J?. Portland, Dec. 8,18CC. . du ltEiUOtAJL*. REMOVAL. JAMES 0’DONNEL.Li, Counsellor at Law, Notary Public A Commissioner of Deeds, Has removed to Clapp's New Block, COE. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, ■Jan 15._(Over Sawyer's Fruit Store.) dtf H JB M O V A L ! TV. II. FLIFFORD, Covunselloi* at Law, Ami Solicitor of Patent*, Has Removed th Uornor ot is owa aud Congress Stroets, jalO BROWN’S NEW BLOCK. dtf REMOVAL! HANSON*15KOS., Sign ami Window Shade Painters, Have removed to No. » FBEK NT. BLOCK, (np Main.,) Where they are better than ever prepared to attend to all orders for work in their line of burincss. janl4— lw* REMOVAL! rpUKEY, CHASE, & CO., Jobbers of JL Ui*ol» NIiopn Ar isubb«*rM, have this day re moved to new store Nos. 54 A 54 Union Street. While thanking our friends tor the patronage ex tended to us hcrcioioro we would invite them aud the public generally to give us a call at our new place of business. Portland. January 11,18G7. Jal2d2w REMOVED . STKOUT & GAGE, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removeu to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over Coring’* Drug Store. 8. C. BTAOUT. U. W. GAGE. dec31 d&wtf OUT OF THE FIR E ! B. F. SMITH A SON’S New Photograph Booms, — AT— NO. 16 MARKET SQUARE. aug20 n dtf G. G. DOWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESXNNT August 30, 186C. n dtt R LLM O VAL.I THE Merchants National Rank Will remove on MONDAY, Nov. 12, to Ihe OFFICE OF H. M. PAYSON, 32 Exchange St. oolOdtf HOLDEN-* PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Oflice, 220 1-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House. A. I*. HOLDEN. sejtftftl H. C. PEABODY. Harris & Waterhouse, JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps and Furs. Portland, Dec. 3d 18GG. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hats, Caps, and Furs, have removed to their New Store, No. 12 Exchange Street, F. It. HARRIS. doltf J. E. WATERHOUSE. R E AI O V A. L . CIliOUHIflAIf A 8TKVEIVN have remov J to No II Long Wharf, loot of Exchange street. Jan 11—dim o. j/. ct jjTlr. Nash have resumed business at the head ot Long Wharf, under J. W. Munger’s Insurance office, and will be pleased to see their former customers and receive their orders as usual. July lu, 18GG. n dtt DOW A LIBdLY, liiNurnun1 Agent**, will be found at No 117 Commercia!, corner ot Exchangebt. Home Ottice of New York; National Otlice ot Boston, JSarragansett Olfice ot Providence; Putnam Omce of Hartford: biai.dard Otlice of New York, *nd other reliable otlices. are represented by this agency. John Dow. jy25dtt F. W. Libbey. YBOIV, UKKfiNOIUH A CO., Furs, Ilats, Caps and Robes, 1G4 Middle St„ over T. Bailey $ Co. Jnll7tl OOHIWAIY, TKI'KA (lO., Wholesale Dry Goods, No. 4 Galt Block, Commercial St. Jul 17—dll NOTICE. H. J. LIBBY A CO., Manufacturers aud Commission Merchant. Counting Room over First National Bank, No. 23 Free street, second story. iyll tf J AMBROSE 9IERBILL. Deate7 in • Watclies, Jewelry, Masonic Regalia, and Mili tary Goods, No 13 Free street, Portland. Same store with Geyer and Calct. iyI2dtf Ip AC-LK >11 LLS, although burned up. the Pro !i prietors, Messrs. L. J. Hill & Co., are now’ pre pared to furnish Coffees, Spices, Cream Tartar, &e, at their new place of business, No. 100 Green St. An Order Slate may be lound at Messrs. Low, P’uiumer & Co’s, No 83 Comm ere a I St, and at Mr C. M. Rice’s Paper Warehouse, No. 185 Fore Street. All orders i roinptly atten ied to. Goods at i be low_ st prices. jullGtt H PACKARD, Bookseller and Stationer, may be • found at No. 337 Congress St., corner of Oak St. jullutt RS. WEBSTER 4f CO., can be hfund at the store • ot C. K. Babb, Clapp’s Block, No. 9, where we offer a good assortment of Clothing and Furnishing Gootls at low prices. jul 1U QMJTH & REED. Counsellors at Law, Morion ^ Block, Congress St. Same entrance as U. S. Ar my oftices. lylftltf ALL READY tocommcr.ce again. C. M. & H. T. I’Ll1 MMEU White and Blacksmiths, having re built on the old site, No. 12 Union St, would be pleas ed to answer ;ill orders tor Iron Railings, Doors, Window’ Shutters, GiaUngs, &c. Particular attention paid to Gas and Steam fitting. THE EASTERN BXPBESMJO.'arTnnw permanently located at No. 21 Free street, and prepared to do Express Business overall the Rail road and Steamboat routes in the State, and West by P. S. & P., Eastern and Boston <Ne 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 ollice of Canadian Express Co., No. — Fore sireet. J. N. WINSLOW. Jy24 tf _ JA’ K. M. KAMI, Attorneys and Counsellor, • No. 10 Free Street, u.^ar Middle. jul.3 D" Ybi NOuVi—NoffcE—PerMM li»v ng left orders at 101 Exc hange street, can now find them at 324 Congress street, opposite Meehan cs’ Hall, where we shall continue our business in all its ! various branches and at lower rates. C3r*Ladles* Dresses dyed for $1,00. All other ar ticles dyed at equally low rates, jul 176m II. BURKE. | A 4r S. E. SPUING may l>c lound at the store of j Fletcher 4r Co., corner oI Union and Commer cial streets. iyll ti NATHAN GOULD, Men liant Tailor, has removed to No. 16 Market Square, over Sweetsir’s Apothe cary store. jylU—tt BOOTH, Nho*«, HkIh and Clothinil* Benj. Fogo mav be lound rca.lv to wait on customers at No. 4 Moulton street, foot / Exchange, .iuiau Cl€4ARM. 206 M. Imported ana domestic Cigars lor sale by C. C. MITCHELL & SON, Jull3tl 17S Fore Street.^ M. Dl’KK. can be found with a new stock • of Sewing Machines, ol various kinds; Silk Twist. Cotton—all kin is and colors, Needles, Oil, Ac. 166Middle street, up one flight stairs. Jul17eod INSVBANCk N O W IS THE TIME TO INSURE! WITH THE CHEAT Mutual Life Ins. Co., Of New York. Cash Assets, $18,000,000. Increasing at the rate of £300,000 per month. Another Grand Dividend! WTIl-L he made on tho first ol February next. TV Those who Insure at Hits time will derive the benefit of that dividend, which will add largely to the sum iu-ured, or may bo Used in payment of fu ture premiums, it is the best New Year’s Gift I A man can bestow on bis family, In view of the un certainty of life. Many Policies now subsisting with this Great Company arc yielding a labor ikcbease, as the following cases will show: No of Ain’t Ain’t of Dividend
Policy. Insured Prem. Pd. Additional 81# *3600 atlBAS *2710,22 500 201,23 375,02 77C7 8000 SOSO,20 4836,87 7862 6000 2008,01) 3217,84 JXS® 1'<K) 359,80 644.62 10793 3000 10C6.20 1679,53 4146 1000 633,90 685,93 12410 1500 4l0,9i 623,24 B3f Many moro cases wttli similar results and names can be fiirnlshed to those who will favor us with a call at our office. Do not fail to examine into tlic advantages this Great Company presents before insuring else where, by applying at the Agency of W. O. LITTLE A CO., , .... , „ Office 79 Commercial St., Up Stairs. SyNon-Forfetting, Endowment, leu Year, and another form of Policies are Issued by this Corn pal.1 on moie favorable advantage than by auv utkurCum pany-__dec27dtf Reliable Insurance ! w. D. LITTLE & Co, General Insurance Agents, Offices (for the present)at No 79 Commercial St, & 30 Market Square, (Lancaster Hall Building,) CONTINUE to represent tho following First .Class Flro Companies, viz: Phoenix, Of Hartford, Cl. iTIrrehantn’, Of Hartford, Cl. City Fire, Of Hartford, Ct. North American, Of Hartford, Ct. New England, Of Hartford, Ct. Atlantic, Of Providence, K. I. Atlantic IHntnal, Of Exeter, N. H. And are prepared to place any amount wanted on Good property, at the most favorable rates. B^FAKJI AND VILLAGE Property, and CITY DWELLINGS and Household Furniture insured for a term of years, on highly favorable rates. L SSES PROMPTLY ADJUSTED AND PAID as heretofore, at our office. Every loss ol these of fices by the great lire in this City, was paid up with out any delay, difficulty or discount, (of more than simple interest,) to the entire satisfaction of all the parties, to whom we are at liberty to refer. Dee. 27 dtf ATLANTIC Mutual Insurance Company. Cl Wall St, cor. William, NEW YORK, January, 186G. Insures against Marine and Inland Navi gation Risks. The whole profits ot the Company revert to the Assurod, and are divided auuuaJly, upon the Premi ums terminated during ihe year; and for which Cer tificates are issued, bearing interest until redeemed. The Dividend was 40 per cent, in each ol the years 18G3-4, and 5, and 36 per cent, in 18GG. The Company has Assets, Over Twelve Million Dollars, viz:— United States and State of New-York Stocks. Citv, Bank and other Stocks, f 4,828.585 Loans secured by Stock * and otherwise, 3,330,360 Premium Notes and Bills Receivable, Real Estate. Bond and Mortgages arid other se curities, 3,050,025 United States Gold Coin, ** 80,400 Cash in Bank 310,550 $72,109,970 trustees: tTobn D. Jones, Wm. Sturgis, Charles Dennis, Henry K. Bogert, VV. H. H. Mooye, Joshua J. Henry, Henry Coit, Dennis Perkins, Wm. C. Pickersgiil, Jos. Gallard, Jr., Lewis Curtis, .J. Henry Burgy, Chns. H. Russel!. Cornelius Grinnel], Lowell Holbrook, C. A. Hand, E. Warren Weston, 1:. J. Howland, Koval Phelps. Bcnj. Babcock, Caleb Barstow, Fletcher Westrav, A. P.Pillot, K„bt. B. Minturn, Jr, Win. E. Bodge, Gordon W. Burnham, Geo. G. Hobson, Fred’k Cbauncey, David Lane, Janies Low, James Bryce, Geo. S. Stcpbenkm, Leroy M. Wilev, Wm. H. Webb. DauielS. Miller, John d. Jones, President. Charles Dennis, Vice-President. W. H. H. Moore, 2d Vice-Prest. J. D. He w.lett, 3d Vice-Prest. J. H.Cbapuan,Secretary. Applications lor Insurance with the above named Company recetvod and forwarded bv John W. mnneer, Correspondent. apl4dlmeod9ni&w6w FARMEHS -AND OWNERS OFJjIVE STOCK. The Hartford Live Stock Ins. Co., Cash Assets, - - . - $170,000 All Paid In and Securely Invested, Is now prepared to issue Polices ou HORSES, CATTLE, and LIVE STOCK ol all kinds, against DEATH oi THEFT at moderate rates ot Premium. Farmers and Owners of Valuable ll.rse., (mIMmpm and others, Now have an opportunity to in ure with a sound and reliable company, against loss by FIRE, DISEASE, or ACCIDENTAL CAUSES, and from THIEVES. POLICIES ISSUED BY W. D. LITTLE & CO., General Agents, At Office. IVo. T9 Commercial Street, And in Lancaster Hall Building, Market Square, PORTLAND. Bp^Cnnvassers and Sub-Agents Wanted. Dec 14—d&wGw - m-—- ...— .. ■ -• BBMOVAL. Sparrow’s Insurance Office is tills day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the new and commodious rooms NO. 66 EXCHANGE STREET, IN TOE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where ho is now prepared to place insurance, in all its forms, an*l tor any amount, in companies second to no others on the globe, ana on the most favorable terms. Fir* Parties preferring first class insurance, are res pectfully invited to call. November 5.18GG. dtf LH. Twombley, General Insurance Broker, • would inform his many friends and the publ’e generally that be is prepared to continue the Insur ance Business as a Broker, and can place Fire, Life and Marine Insurance to *ny extent in the best Com p .nies in the United Stales. All business entrusted to my c re shall be faithl'uly attended to. Othce at O. M. bice’s Paper Store, No. 183 Fore St, where orders can be left. lulltitf 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 fifty good, active agents t j work in the different cities'aud villages throughout the State. None need apply unless good reference can be give. The Co. is 23 years old and has paid in Dividends $l^*7,0fW QQ and over #2,000,000 00 In loss es by death. It lias now a well-invested accumulated Capital of over $4,000,000 00. The Co. formerly made mil paid its dividends once in live years. A llivi leiid 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 RUFUS SMALL & SON, GenT Agents, noLTdUm Biddeford. Me. New Store, New Goods. EVANS aTbAYLEY, Nos, 1 & 2 Free Street Block, WILL OPEN MONDAY, Jan. 14th, a new and complete assortment of FURNITURE, Crockery, Glass and Silver Plated Ware, Bedding, Upholstery Goods, and a first class stock of HOUSE FURNISHING ARTICLES of every description. By a strict attention to business and the wants ol their customers, they are in hopes to merit a tkir share of the patronage of the public. An Inspection ol our stock and prices i9 respect fully invited. Wardrooms Nos. 1 & 2 Free Street Blook, EVANS & BAYI.EY. Portland, Jan. 12,1«C7. janMdtf DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. i ' '' I Thursday Morning, January 17,1867. The Huim Stale Prow, Published this morning, contains abstracts of the reports of the State Treasurer, the Land Agent and the Trustees of the Insane Hospital, a synopsis of the information furnished by the Secretary of War respecting the murder of Maine soldiers in South Carolina, the proceed ings of Congress and of the State Legislature during the week, a variety of miscellaneous matter including ‘-Traxi’s” contributions and a review of the prospects of the Agricultural ' College, the text of Mr. Lynch’s resolution for the relief of shipbuilders with comments, to gether with the usual variety of domestic and foreign news, market reports, marine news, &c. &c. The French in Corea. The telegraphic intelligence respecting the movements of the French fleet in the Iieoul river has been quite unsatisfactory. Details begin to arrive by mail, and as usual the Trib une's correspondence furnishes the first au thentic account of the matter. The provoca tion, It is known, was the execution of French ^ Catholic missionaries by order oi the Corean government. The United States government has also a grievance—the burning alive of the crew of the General Sherman in their vessel What the American government has done or will do, is not yet known. The French fleet in tne Chinese port of Chepoo sailed at once lor Corea, and found It a very strange country. The first expedition explored the Beoul riv er, ascending without difficulty to Konghoa, foity miles Irom its mouth. The stream runs about five miles an heur. Konghoa is situated on an island, and is regarded by the natives as one of their strongest places, though the French describe its fortifications as quite in significant. It is a mean and filthy town of about 10,000 inhabitants. Gunboats were able to ascend the river some twenty miles fiirther—to within sight of the walls of the Royal City, Sayool—but with difficulty, owing to shoals, rocks, abrupt curves and the rapidi ty of the current. They found some rude stone forts and dispersed some Coreans who were about to obstruct the channel b? sinking a fleet of junks. Mandarins then came on board, with presents of provisions and request ed the French to withdraw, which after tak ing drawings, soundings and plans they did. The squadron then returned to Cbepoo. On the 11th October Admiral Roze again | sailed for Corea, this time prepared to inflict punishment. His fleet consisted of seven vessels and canle.i 400 riflemen. He arrived on the coast of the Peninsula on the 14tli, and proceeded up the river, passing eleven forts, entirely w ithout deltnders, though the muzzles of the guns could be seen through the embrasures. Ou the 15th, the fleet con tinued to ascend, and landed the riflemen without encountering any resistance, at a vil lage which was found to be deseited. At Kongboa a party of Coreans was posted on the ramparts and fired upon the Frenchmen, but without eil'ect, and took to flight when their fire was returned. One of the gates was forced with axes. The others were burn ed. On the 16th the Admiral entered the city and found it deserted. A mandarin waited on Admiral Roze and boldly vindicat ed the course of bis government in killing the missionaries. He was abruptly dis missed. On the second day after the capture of the city, a dispatch was received from the viceroy aud military commandant of Corea, in behalf of the king. The dispatch was written in Chinese, and treated a: great length of the punishment which had beUllen the late mis sionaries, couciuding with a request to the Admiral to come up to Sayool aud enter into negotiations. The Admiral in reply spoke of the virtues of the missionaries, demanded the punishment of the three principal ministers who instigated their execution, and asked that an oflicer invested with full powers should be sent to treat with him. This is tbc latest definite intelligence. On the 23d October a native convert had just brought intelligence that an army 16,000 strong was advancing from the capital to at tack the French, and that stone-laden junks had been sunk in the river to obstruct tbe passage of tbe inen-ot-war. Dispatches by tbe Atlantic cable have since informed us of the return of the French fleet which has hith erto been unable to obtain any redress. The next expedition will probably be composed of both French and American vessels, and ought to be more successftd. Tbe Senate Turin Bill. The tariff bill teporied by the Finance Com mittee to the Senate, though based upon Mr. Wells’s bill, involves several important changes. Tbe duties on Brandy and other Alcoholic Liquors are unaltered, but In Wools and Woolens the rates of the House hill, passed at the last session, are generally adopted. On Wools ol the first class, import ed unwashed, and valued at 24 cents or less per pound, for instance, the duty is now six cents, a rate Mr. Wells’s bill would retain, while the Committee fix the duty at 10 ccnts> and 10 per cent ad valorem. So upon Sheep skins and Angora Goatskins, which iu the present Tariff and the bill of Mr. Wells are taxed 20 per cent, the new bill imposes 30 per cent. This difference rules in all the grades of Raw Wool. In Manufactured Woolen Goods, Broadcloths, Cassimeres, &c., on which Mr. Weils proposes a duty of 25_eents per lb. and40 per cent, ad valorem, the new bill imposes 46 cents and 35 per cent, ad valorem. A propor tionate increase is made in Blankets and Yarns, for which Mr. Wellsproposes aduty of lOcents per pound, and the Committee 20, for quali ties of less value than 40 cents per pound. In other qualities the same rates are fixed, goods valued above SO cents paying aduty of 60 cents, with 30 per cent ad valorem. Woolen Hos iery is taxed 40 cents instead of 20, and Hats and Caps at 50 instead of 25. In Webbings, Fringes, etc., a proportionate increase is re ported by the Committee. They also increase the duty upon Silk Gocds generally. Cotton manufacturers are well piotected by the new bill. The cla sifications of the House hill upon Iron are retained, with a slight increase of the rates. The Committee make no changes in the duties proposed by Commissioner Wells upon Coal, and leave the tree list with very little change. An important addition to the Weils bill is the section of the House bill which allows a drawback on the imported ma terials used in the manufacture of fanning machines and other tools. A new section provides that on and after the first day of April, 1807, there shall be al lowed and paid, a drawback equal in amount to the import duty paid on ail Iron, Copper, and Cordage which shall be wrought up in the construction of sailing vessels of the United Spates, or used in repairing vessels of foreign build, documented in conformity with the pro visions of the act ot- December 23, 1S52, less five per centum on the amount of such draw back which shall be retained for the use of the United States under such regulations as the Secretary ot the Treasury may prescribe; pro vided the word Iron as herein used shall not be construed to include any manufactured ar ticle of iron. This is a part of the relief asked by Mr. Lynch. If it is all that is to be grant ed it is inadequate. Mr. Lynch asks fora drawback of “ill duties and taxes upon all ar ticles used in the construction of steam and sailing vessels.” Perhaps the better way to reach the matter would be by a special act; but at any rate nothing less than a complete exemption of the materials used in our ship yards from every form of taxation can enable us to compete wi th foreign builders. Half way measures will not help us. —The latest story with regard to Mrs Bur dell Cunningham is that she lives iu a small Mexican town, in Lorette, Lower California' on the western shore of the Gulf, about one hundred miles north of Cape St. Lucas. She has been engaged there in the masculine duty of supervising the operations of a silver mine purchased by herself, sixty-nine hanks in the Stale .o,tv-one have been converted Into National banks, nineteen are closing up under the Act of we anj nine still remain under the State chart r “waiting for something to turn up- j„ tpf! shape of a new apportionment of bankin.. capital giving a larger share to New England Meanwhile they have paid during the past year to the United States a tax of *14,ti:>5, in addition to the Statu tax which the Commis sioners think should be remitted so long as they remain in their present position. Whe ther they ought to be encouraged to maintain their present position is a question which wo trust the Legislature will carefully consider before adopting that recommendation. The National Banks are no longer author ized to use their State bills. The entire cir culation of State bills is now reduced to $850, 0.17, and is daily diminishing. By the Act of Feb. 20, 1880, the liability of the following bunks to redeem their bills was extended to Match 1,1807: **«£■*•. h •. vs Bank of Somerset, - - Skowhemi!!' Bank of Wjnthrop, . . w& ] Freemans Bank, - - . August!,. Granite Bank, - - - Auj.ii.st i International Bank, - - Portland Kenduskeag Bank, ... Bam-or' Lewiston Falls Bank, - - Lewiston! Long Reach Bank, - Bath. Marine Bank, - . Damariscotta. Northern Bank, . . . Hallowed. Oakland Bank, - . . Gardiner. OronoBank .... Qrono. Skowhegan Bank, - . Skowhegan. lhe liability ot the following banks also ex pires during the current year: Alfred Bank, Alfred, - - Oct 2h Belfast Bank, Belfast, - - Juli 25’ Cobosscccontee Bank, Gardiner, Feb. 23' George s Bank, Thouiaston, - Jan 18 Lincoln Bank, Bath, - - Jan’ 27 Lumberman’s Bank, Oldtown, Mar.' 25 Peoples Bank, Waterville, - Feb. is’ Thouiaston Bank, Thouiaston, Feb. 7’ Union Bank, Brunswick, - - July l! The liability of the following banks to re deem their bills, expires in 1808: Biddelord Bank, - . . Biddeford. HaU»4aUk'- *. City Bank, .... Frontier Bank, . . - Eastport. M edoinak Bank - - Waldoborougb. Newcastle Bank, - - Newomtle North Berwick Bank, - North Berwick! Ocean Bank, - - Kennebnnk. Pejemscot Bank, - . Brunswick, dockland Bank, - Kocklnnd. Sagadahoc Bank, - . . Bath South Berwick Bank, South Berwick! Tracers Bank, - - . Bangor. VillageBank - - Itow.loiiilinii. Waldoborough Bank, - Waldoborough. York Bank, .... s "u_ AUthe bauks whose legal liabilities have expired are promptly redeeming their bills as presented, except the State Bans at Augusta which after giving a margin of one year from Jau. 1, 1860, when its liability ceased, now claims the benefit of the statute limitation. The receivers report the assets of the San ford Bank insufficient to pay the claims against the bank by *9,144. The affairs of the American Bank, Ilallowel], are still unad justed. The receivers express the opinion that the debtors of the bank are well able to pay a sufficient sum to meet all the claims piovcd, were they so disposed, and have ap plied for leave to commence the proper process to recover from the stockholders *10,000 more or less, to make up the deficiency of assets. There are now eighteen Savings Banks three having been incorporated during the past year. The deposits In these hanks which diminished slightly in 1804 aud 1860, have increased during the last year by *609,14S.— This result is attributed by the Commission ers to the high premium and diminished sale of government securities. The deposits hi Savings Banks have increased from *896.877 in 1808 to *3446,434 in I860. As an index oi the thrift and piosperity of the middle class these figures are very encouraging. Of the entire deposits $2,0054215 are held by these institutions in the form of National, Slate aud municipal stocks. The Commissioners sug' gest as a precautionary measure demanded by tbe frequent robberies of late aud the evident partiality of thieves for these securities, tha each bank should take care to have all its bonds registered. Hitherto there has not been a loss in any of these institutions of a single dollar to any depositor. It is to be hoped that careful management will continue to justify and strengthen the public confi dence in these ‘‘benevolent and charitable in stitutions,” as the Commissioners, without ex aggeration, call them. Stale Tetnperaacr Convention. The friends of Temperance in this State will meei in convention at Augusta on Thurs day, 24th instant, to take into consideration the expediency of so amending the Liquor law that imprisonment shall he a penalty for the sale of intoxicating drinks. The prospect is that the Convention will be large, and that the subject will undergo a thorough discus sion. A very distinguished jurist of this State, on the passage of the original Maine Ljw, in re ply to an objection that the law was too strin gent, remarked, that he saw no force in the objection since the objector agreed to the con stitutionality and expediency of a law to pre vent the sole of intoxicating drinks; tor the law should be sufficiently stringent to accom plish its purpose. If a small tine will pre vent, very well; if not, increase it; if neither would answer, then imprison for a louger or a shorter term as necessity might require._ The judge was neither in favor of the law nor a total abstainer. Oncer* of Ihr Legislature. The Augusta correspondent of the Bath Times furnishes the following interesting items of information respecting the recently elected officers of the State Legislature: Senate. Hon. Nathaniel A. Burpee, the President oi the Senate, was bom at Sterling, Mass., in 1818, and came to Maine in 1829 and settled at Uamariscotta. He removed la ter to liockland, where be now resides and is engagea in roe saie oi lurnuare. Mr. Burpee is a man of medium size, prepossessing per sonal appearance, manly and dignified bearing and possesses a quick and intelligent nim.i — He Las had much experience in the Legisla ture, having been a member of the House in 1864 and i860, and ofthebeuate in i860, ioOti, 1800 and 1887, making his sixth term. As a legislator he has been liberal and progressive, punctual and attentive, honest and incorrupt ible, and alway s commanding the respect and esteem of his fellow members. As President of the benute, 1 predict he will be prompt, dig nified, impartial and popular. Thomas P. Cleaves, Lsq., of Brownville, was re-eiected becretary. Mr. Cleaves is a young lawyer of promise, and this is his third term as Secretary, which position he fills with universal satisfaction to ail interested. Jabez Marriuer of Cape Eiizaoeth, was elected Messenger. Mr. Marriuer is a youn" man who served two years and a hall in Com pany ‘ A.” 17th Kegiment Maine Volunteers. I He was Assistant Messenger in 1802, and would doubtless have been Messenger ere this but (or his absence in the army. The Senate justly remembered his patiiotisro. James H. Banks was elected Assistant Mes senger, and this is his first term. He is also a soldier, and lost an arm in the service. House. gon. Lewis Barker was elected Speaker oi the House ol ltepresentatives.— Mr. Batker was born at Exeter, Penobscot County, in 1818. He is a lawyer by profession and commenced practice at Stetsou, where be has since resided. Mr. Barker is well known not only in this Ttate, but throughout the New England and Middle Statos, as one 01 the most eloquent ami etlective sluuip speakeis in the country. Of commanding personal ap pearance, a powerful and musical voice, strong reasoning and quick perceptive faculties, a po° etic imagination and groat fluency of lan guage, a warm and sympathetic nature, he en tertains and convinces the reason, moves and controls the Icelings with a power possessed by hut few ot our public men. His address upon taking tlie chair as Speaker gives a good idea of his style of speaking,and ot the man. It was in some portions denunciatory, but w hile it was terribly severe upon those who had been untru, to their country in the horn- ot her trial, and who even in the Mush of tri umph were willing to yield all of victory to those traitors, who had imbrued their hands in the blood ol The nation’s noblest and best I sons, and darkened the homes of almost every loyal lamily in the country with the sable em j blem of mourning for husbands, sous and | brothers sacrificed on the altar ol their coun- ; try that the Itrpublic might live, it was neith et low nor boorish ; it was not the mangling ot i the cleaver in the hands of the butcher, but i the clean, deep cut of the polished Damascus 1 blade in the bands of ih • master swordsman, I the quick incision oi the anatomist’s knlle go ing to the marrow and severing the Joints. As a party man, Mr. Barker nas done much good service. A believer in the inalienable rights of man as defined bv Thomas Jeller son, lus strong and sympathetic nature leads him to the advocacy of the enjoyment by all men ot impartial lights. Uncompromising he is ever in the field, dealing upon every side blows at the enemy. As a legislator, Mr Barker has had experience in both branches of the Legislature, having been in the House in lotid, and in the Senate in Ikflo and ikw;_ taking rank with the ablest debaters. His election as speaker was hut a just and grate nr,»mCognitiou °* kis.services and the fitness Hn',”?1 Fortunate in the possession ot a and , 2' " lUl kis experience as a legislator, the kc true to himself and one of kolUs, he cannot tail to make ‘tuarter, and was brevetted Colon^ot v .l nnteers Upon his return to the S?ate he settldl at Brunswick, where he practibes law and last winter was elected Clerk. ’ buuiuer J. Chadhouiue was unanimously re-elected Assistant Clerk. Air. Chad bourne is aiso a young man, and has already been a member of the House, Assis ant Messenger and Assistant Clerk. Mr. Chadbourae resides at East Dixinont. Benjamin F. Cary of Hartford was elected Messenger. Mr. Cary has been a member of the House, Assistant Messenger, and this year was justly promoted lo Messenger. Ha*e Kali oh ihe Ire. The weather does not interfere with our national amusements. Yachting in Decem ber and base hall in January are extremely American. The New York papers are just now lull ot the details of the first base baij match of the season, played on the ice in Brooklyn last .Saturday by theEcklord and Fulton clubs. As the game on the ice dillers in some respects from the game on teira firrna, we copy the following explan alien from the Tribuue: Playing base ball on the ice is in some re spects ditterent from the field game, there be ing no bases on the ice, lines oniv formin'- the bases. The bound game, too, is the one gener ally adopted, the bound catch Irom the ice be ing generally difficult, the ball coming sbaro and rebounding with great force. The base lines are marked on the ice in form of the let ter X, the lines being six feet long and lour menus wide, me nrst line, at first base, cross es tbe foul ball line at right angles, ami extends three teet on each sideol it. All a base runner has to do when making tbe first base is to cru-s this line; the moment be does ,o be makes Ins base, and he may either stop or co.itinuo ou, turning to the right, however, as be gradually returns aud occupies the base. Should he skato outside the range of the hue ot six feet placed ou the ice at right angles with the line troui first to second base, this hue touching the en i 01 til.- other base lino, he is ctt'lns has*, anil can L>e put out iu returning just as if he had his toot off the base in the held. The i ulc iu mak ing the other bases is the same; after crossin" the line ot the base, the base runner must turn to the right and rcturu to his base as soon as lie well cau do without suddenly stopping, which lie is not obliged to do do. in running two or more bases, be must cross both lines at the base us the secuud line must be crossed bolero he cau make the next base. In games ou the ice, the umpire ought to have an assistant stand ing near the second base, whose sole duty would be to deeiue on disputed points as re gards tbe bases, but only when apjaaied to by tnc umpire, be having uo other Uuty to per lorm, aud no authority beyond that derived truth the umpire. The distances are the same on the ice as in tbe field, viz: 1.7 feet 4 inches from home to second base, and uo feet from base to base. Hie iiome base und pitcher’s points are marked with circular spots about a toot iu diameter. All the rules app y as iu the field game, with the exception ot those appli cable to tbe peculiar iormation of tbe bases ou the ice as above referred to. In the selection of players in the nine, always take the most expert skaters iu the club, with out regard to their skill us ball players, and as good suaters they should be well up iu all the movements which arc the rasult ot familiarity with the outside edge of the skates. The abil ity to turn quickly, stop suddenly, and to bo prepared to stand steady to catch a bull are all important requisites, which many a man who can skate well is not alw ays able to do.— There is no sport ou the ice more lively or more interesting than a game of base-ball between he nines of first-class skaters. VAuiki'iks. —A member of the Wisconsin Legislature blew out the gas light when he went to bed and in tbe morning ’’fouud himself dt ad" —The English papers are still speculating on the presumed intention of the United States to procure a naval station in the Medditerra ueau. —An Italian boy, seventeen years old, walk ed all the way from Chatham, C. W., to De troit, to hear Kistori. —Two Parisians are digging In the woods of Boney after a treasure said to have been buri ed there in times of the French Kevolution. —The Eckfordand Fulton Base-Ball clubs, on Saturday, played a game of base ball on skates, at the Satellite Skating park, W'iiliams burgh. Five innings were played, tbe score standing 33 for the Fulton and 30 for the Eck ford club. —Josh Billings says it is highly important that when a man makes up his uiiud tew bc cum a raskal, that be should examine bizself clusly, aud see if he aint better konstructed for a phool. —Mrs. Chibbles declares that she thinks it very strange that a little quicksilver in a glass tube cau make such awful cold, weather, by just falling an inch or so. —An exchange says ibat it is just as sensible a move to undertake to get married without courting as to attempt any business without advertising; both often prove abortive. —According to the Winstead, Conn., Herald, a cliap who was hunting in Canaan, a short time ago,saw a fox ou the opposite side of Black berry Kiver, aud drew a bead on him. Just as he pulled the trigger, a pound trout jumped out qf the river, and the ball put a bole through him, and then through the fox, and then struck a bee-tree, and out squirted a stream of strain ed honey as big as your finger. Wading up the river, and picking up his trout and fox, our Nimrod basented to tbe tree; and, while sud denly withdrawing his rammer to plug up the tree and stop the criminal waste of honey, he knocked over a rabbit aud a brace of partridges. —The Greek Committee in New York make an appeal to all American citizens to aid the Greeks, who are struggling in t he Island of Candia against the Turks. —The Hotel du Louvre and the Grand Ho tel have determined to raise their prices dur ing the exhibition 50 per cent., and to insist on people dining or paying for their dinner. —It is announced that tho Hotel des Iuva lides, Paris, will be emp'oycd as a barrack for the use of the many companies of foreign militia and national guards that are expected to visit France during the Exhibition. —A Paris letter says: “In;regard totbe presentation of Gen. Dix, it appears that there has been a regular tempest among the other members ot the Diplomatic Corps pres ented the same day, because of the prominence given to the Goneral in the columns of the Moniteur. The Emperor’s speech in reply to Gen. Dix was the only one given, and tho Turkish Ambassador, who ranks the Ameri can, and all other Ministers as well, by his superior title of Ambassador, has succeeded in •btaiuing reparation so far ns to have the Em peror’s speech in reply to bis published this morning in the semi-official Oonstitutionnel.” —The following copy of a love letter is in teresting : v “Dec'r The 23,d 18d6. Beluvid Gurl:—You air the darling of my heart; the appil of of my i. I luves you ten dlv and trooly’ and if you can only luve mo we can be happy. Hite to me, inv di rest, and let mo no when I can so you, and tell you on my bended net's all thats in uihat’s in my hyrt. Send your ancer to-213,-street, anil beleve me, ever yourean. —A Kansas paper nominates “for President General Grant; for Vice-President a man that can lie trusted.’' —The latest light of Brigham Young’s harem is a Maria Folsom, whom Brigham caresses in pubUc with Folsom frequency. —The Quebec Chronicle says: “The mildness of the weather this winter is a subject of gen eral remark, and one that has sent the oldest inhabitants’ back in their memories in sear h of a parallel season.” —They luve had nine snow storms this win ter in Richmond. The street cars have been put into winter quarters. —New Year’s was the coldest day in Gal veston, Texas, since 18o'J. The mercury stood at 28 degrees above zero. _Brigadier-General Dick Busteed diffusely denies the anecdote which made the tour of the Southern press, and was afterwards em balmed in these columns, to the effect that his Honor had said in vicious moments, that “as an United States officer, he was in favor of tho adoption of the amendments to the Constitu tion,but that as Dick Bustoed, a private citi zen, ho would see ’em d—d first.” —Eai 1 Hassell’s son, Lord Francis’ Russell, who was lately fined for ill-using his horses, has just been brought to the bar at Maiden head for punching bis coachman’s head. Tbiq time, however, lu< lordship was acquitted.