PORTT i A NT) Established June 23, 1862. Vol. 6- PORTLAND, FRIDAY THi; PORTLAND DAILY PllKSS is published everyday, (Sunday excepted,) at No. 1 Printers' Exchange, Commercial Street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, Proprietor. Terms : —Eight Dollar? a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the ame place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, nvariably in advance. Rates of Apvebtisehg.—One inchot space:,in cn-illi ol column, constitutes u “square. ’ (1.50 per square daily first week : tb cents per w ek alter; three insertions, or lew, $1.00; eontinu "g every other day alter first week, 50 cents. Hall square, three insertions or lens, 75cents;, one w ek. 50 cents per week utter. Under head ol “Amusements,” $2.00 ner square per week; three insertions or less, $1.50. Special Notices,$1.25 per square tor the first in sertion. and 25 cents per square for each subsequent insertion. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State Press” (which has a large circulation in every par of t he &iatc)ior $1.00 per square for first insertion* a d 50 cents peT square for each subsequent imur tto1 ifiti BUSINESS CAICOS. C. J. SCHUMACHER,^ F11E8CO PAINTEK. Ofice at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. G. Schlotter beck & Co., ttOft Cong re** hi, Portland, I7I«, jal2dtf One door above Brown. H . M . BRE WE R, (Successors to J. Smith & Co.) Maantactnrer of Leather Belling. Also lor sale Belt Leather Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, KIVETM and BURS, so].l3dtf n 311 CaugreM Ninel. IF. P. FREEMAN & CO., Upholsterers and Manufacturers ol FURNITURE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Spring-Beds, MattrepseB, Pew Cushions, No. I Clapp’* Block- foot €he*tnnt Street, Portland. W. P. Freeman, D. W. Deane. C. L. Quinby. . auglOtt n A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers in Stoves, Rant/es <£* Furnaces, \ Can be tound in their XEW BUILDING ON L1IVIE ST., (Opposite the Market.) Where they will he pleased to see all their former customers and receive orders as usual. augl7dtt u CHASE, CRAM A STURTEVAWT, GEN Bit AL, Commission Merchants, Widgery’s Wliart, Poutlasu, Me. octlMU HOWARD £ CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M iNE. Office No. SO Exchange Street, Joseph Howard, Jy9tf n Nathan Cleaves. M. PEARSON, Gold and Silver Plater —AND— Manufacturer ot Silver Ware, Temple^ Street, Jirst door from Congress Street' PORTLAND, ME. May 19—dly n A. WILBUR & VO., 112 Trcmont Street, Boston, Importers and Dealers in lVElitll nuil AMKKICAN ROOFING SLATES, of all colors, anil slating nails. Careful attention paid to shipping._n aug22-6iu JABEZ C. WOODMAN, COUNSELLOR AT LAW,' Has saved liis Library. Office at2 21-2 Free street, . in the Griffith block, third story. n jyltdtl BRADBURY & SWEAT Counsellors at Law, 949 CONKRCm RTBEET, Chadwick Mansion, opposite United states Hotel, Portland Maine. ’ Bion Bradbury. nov 3tt ) It. M. Sweat Deering. Milliken & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, angSl-dtf Portland, Maine* JOSEPH STORY Penrbyn iflnrble Co. Manufacturers and Dealers in Enameled Slate Chimney Pieces, Brackets, Pier Slab*, Grates and Chimney Tors. Importer and dealer in Eng lish Floor Tiles, German and French Flower Pots, Hanging Vases, Parian, Bisque, and Bronze Statuetts and Busts. Glass Shades and Walnut Stands, Bohe mian and Lava Vases and ot her wares. 112 TREMONT STREET Studio Building _aug22—€m n BOSTON, Mass. SHEPLEY & STROUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OFFICE, Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex change street. O. F. SHEPLEY. jy9tl A. A. STROUT. B. W. ROBINSON, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, 4 4 9 Congress Street. Jan 4—dtf PERCIVAL BONNEY, Counsellor and Attorney at Lav, Morton Bloch, Congress Street, Two Doors nbove Prrblr House, PORTLAND, ME. novlD tf DAVIS, MESERVE, HASKELL & 00.. Importers mul Jobber* of Dry Goods and Woolens, Arcade 18 Free Street,) F. DAVIS, | L.Haskell,' f PORTLAND, MB K. CHAPMAN. ) HOVfl’fiSdtf fT. F. PHILLIPS & CO., Wholesale Druggists, No. 148 Fore Street. ; oct 17-dtl __ ] JOHN IF, DANA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St. Dec 6—dtf JIOSS &• FEENY, PLA9T ERE KB, PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL STU000 AND MAfiTIO WORKERS, O&k Street, between, Congress and Free tile., PORTLAND, ME. Coloring, Whitening and White-Washing prompt - , y attended to. Orders Irom out ol town solicited. May 22—(ltt ¥. l. caklkton, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 27 Market Square. Sept 24—dtf n A. E. A C. 11. IfASKELL, DEALERS IN Groceries, Provisions, West India Goods, Iflralft, A-c., AT LOWEST CASH PRICES. 3§4 C'ongreHs St, Porllnud, Me. jan5 dtf WM. W. WHIPPLE, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE, TORTLAND, ME. aag2 tl SMITH & CLARK, Wholesale Dealers in TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, l«t> FOltE STREET, . ,, PORTLAND, Me. _janl4_ ,m w. W. THOMAS. Jr., Attorney and Counsellor at Law, '[Chadwick House,) 240 Congress Street. octfi-dly II. M. PAP SON, STOCK BROKER. No. 30 Excbauge Street, fOBTDAK'P, ME, Bo2Idtf BUISNES* UAHDS. WILLIAM A. PGAKCEj PLUMBER! MAKER OF Force Pumps and Water Closets, Morin, Cold nnri Shower Hath-,. Wash Howls, Hrosit nnd Silver Plated Corks. Every (l. scriJilion of Water Fixture for Dwelling Housed, iiidels untl Public Buildings, Shiits, etc., ar ranged and set up in I be best manner, and all orders in town or country tlmhinllv executed. Constantly oil band Lead Pipes and Sheet Lead and Beer Pumps of all kinds. Also, Tin Kooliug, 'Tin C'ondurlors and work in that line done in the best manner. Ii' All kinds of Jobbing promptly attended to. 1*0. ISO FORE ST., Portland, Mr. ■>anl5_ dnm CHURCHILL, BROWNS * MASSON, COMMISSION MERCHANTS, PORTLAND, MAINE, —AT— janl5 1m No. t7 ludio Street, Boston. J. 15. HUDSON, JK., artist, %7 Market Square, •ugSldtim _ PORTLAND, ME. if. it. woou a sox, BROKERS, ^ Ifo. 178-Fore Street. THOS. K. JOWEsU SIGN PAINTER, SUCCESSOR TO WM. CAPEN, at present at OSROOD’S, ft MARKET SQUARE. Retold as specimens of bis work to the following signs:—Lowell & Sentcr, Bailey <£: Noyes, Ocean In surance Co., anil others on Exchange street; Gros man & Co., S'iiloitcrbcck & Co., Lowell A* Sentcr, and others on Congress street; W. 'J'. Kilborn A Co., j A. D. Reeves, ami others on BVee street, junudlm* I UUILDINO. LUMBER, Wholesale and Retail. BOARDS, Plank, Shingles andScantlingol all sizes constantly on hand. Building material sawed to order. ISAAC DYER. auglltl__No. y| Union Wharf. Ureat 1 ndnceinentM FOR PARTIES WISHING TO BUILD. THE subscribers otter tor sale a large quantity ot desirable building lots in the West End 01 the city, lying on Vaughan, Pine, Neal, Carlton, Thomas, West, Emery, Cushman. Lewis, Bramhail, Monu ment, Danforth. Orange and Salem Streets. They w ill sell on a credit of from one to ten years, it deshvu iiy the purchasers. From parties yyho build immediately, no <ja sii payments required. Apply at the office oi tlic subscribers, where lull particular's may he obtained. „ , ,, ,1. B. BROWN & SONS. Portland, May 3. 18(15. iua 511 A BIB HITKCTliHB & BNGINBEB1NV. Messrs. ANDERSON. BONNELI. <r CO., have made arrangements with Mr. STEAD, an Architect ot established reputation, and will in lutuic carry on Architecture with their business as Engineers. Par ties intending to build are invited lo cull at their office, No, ‘M Congress street, und examino eleva tions and plans ol churches, banks, stores, blocks ot buildings, If c. j 12 WM. H. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Maple Street. General Agent lor the State lor H . W. JOHNS’ Improved Roofing, For buildings ol all kinds. CAR and STEAM BOAT DECKING. ROOFING CEMENT, for coat ing and repairing all kinds ot roofs. PRESERVA TIVE PAINT lor iron and wood work, Metal Kootk. &c. COMPOUND CEMENT, for repairing leaky shingled roots. BLACK VARNISH, for Ornamen tal iron work *c. Full descriptions, c rcular. prices, Arc. furnished by mail or on application at tlieoflicfc, where samples and testimonials can I e seen. sep12dtf COPARNTNERSHIP. Dissolution of Copartnership. BY mutual consent Cyrus Studies' interest in our til 111 ceases on lunl utter tills ditto. All persons holding bills against the line firm arc requested to present them lor payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at tbe old stand, No. 173 Com mercial street. CYHUS STAPLES, geo. m. st an Wood, D. P. NOYES. The business will he continued b—the remaining Sarmors under the name and stvle rtf Stanwnod & oyea. GEO. M. STAN WOOD, D. P. NOYES. JanuaryJ, 18C7. jnnfldiiw rrUK lNI*i:nsltilVEB hare formed a Go~ A partnership lor the purpose of transacting a Clothing and furnishing Goods business, under the firm ol ROBINSON & KNIGHT, At *88 CONOKE88 STREET. O’NEIL W. ROBINSON, STEPHEN D. KNIGHT. Portland, Dec. 8, I860. dtt Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have formed a copartnership un der the liriu of COBB & BEHRENS. for the transaction of a General Lumber business. GEORGE W. COBB, F REDERICK BE HE It NS. Portland, January 22,1867. Jau23dlw* CHRISTMAS NEW YEAR’S, AS THE HOLIDAYS ARE APPROACHING P. M. FROST Has a fresh Stock of j Kid Grloves To Offer at Tow Prices J 500 I*ri». of World-renowned Trefonaae, at only $1,50 500 Pru. of Clolhildr, nl only 1.00 No. 4 Decriii" Block, fONOKEMN MTREET. Dec 22—d&wtt COOPER A’ MORSE, TAKE pleasure m in forming their old patrons and friends that they have resumed business at their OLI) STAND, Jdmcr of Market and Milk streets, where they will keep constantly on hand the best as sortment of Meats, Poultry, Game, Ac., That the market a fiords, ami it will be their earnest andeavor to serve their customers with promptness and lidelity. dcel .dti French Language aud Literature | TAUGHT BY PROF. LEON DE MONTIER, IjtROM France: graduated in the Academic dc Par is Universitie de France. Late Professor in the French Language and Literature in the McGill Uni versity and High School of Moutieal. Canada East. Prof. LLON de MONTIER begs leave to say that lie is prepared to give Lessons in the above impor tant braucch of modern education, both in Schools and private families. Glasses may also be formed by gentlemen and ladies desirous of acquiring a thor ough knowledge and the fluent speaking of the French Language. Prof. L. de M.’s method of teaching French will smooth in a great part the difliculties of beginners, whilst to more advanced pupils he will impart a pro licicncy ot speaking, together with the pure Parisian accent, so deservedly esteemed by all well educated people. Nothing Khali bo wanting on the part of Prot. L. de ! M. to enable hi- pupils to make tlie most rapid pro gress, and by liis exertions to speak the French lan guage in the shortest lime. Applications as to the terms may he made by letter or otherwise, at 52 Free St, or at Messrs Bailey & Noyes Book store, Exchange st. References are kindly permitted by the following: In Portlani».—Rev, I>r. Dalton, corner South and Sluing Streets; Rev. E. Holies; Dr. Fitch, 87 State Street; Dr Chadwick 295 Congress Street; Dr. Lud wig ; C. O. Files Esq. Principal ol Portland Acade my. January 10. dtf S. WlMSIiOW & CO.’S NEW GROCERY! HAVING moved into our new store, next door be low our old stand, and fitted it for a FI KMT CTjAMM fjROlTRV, we beg leave to return our ibanksfo our numerous patrons for past favors, and inform them and the pub lic generally, that while endeavoring to maintain our reputation for selling the best of BEEF, and all kinds of MEATS and VEGETABLES, we have added to our stock a choice variety of pure groceries, and hope by selling the best of goods At the liOwcHl I'hnIi Price4* ! to merit a tail-share of i*atronage. The same atten tion as heretofore paid to orders for Meats ami Vege tables lor dinners. Cart will call for orders every morning it desired. s. WINSLOW & CO. No. ‘28 Spring Street Market. 8. WINSLOW. c. E. PAGE. January 11. dCm JIAXSOX <£■ WIXSLOW’S Steam Mills, Iron Foundry, -AND Plough Maimfiictory, TTTE would inform the public that wc arc prepar ?> cd to furnish Castings of every description to order at short notice. We now have on handout as sortment of Window Weights. Sled Shoes amr other castings. 'Vc arc prepared to furnish Castings for Rail Road Companies and Ship Builders. Also, Planing, Jointing, Matching and Sawing promptly done J. W. HANSON, C. C. WINSLOW. ill York Ml., IIend of Mmalh’s Wharf. Jan 1—d For Sale. A SLIT of Sails, Rigging and Blocks, nearly new, from a fishing Schooner of 100 tons; also Top sails, Fore and Mainsails, second hand. SAMPSON <& CONANT, decldtf No- JO k 20 Commercial Wharf, COP A I«T.\ EliS II IP. Dissolution of Copartnership. f|lHE copartnership heretofore existing under the A firm name of Barbour & Hasty is this day dis solved by mutual consent. W. F. BARBOUR, ANDREWS HASTY. Portland, Jan. 14, 18G7. Copartnership Notice I I^HE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the firm name of Hasty & Kim ball. ANDREWS 1LASTY, G. P. KIM BALI.. Portland, Jan. 14, 1867. junl5d3w Copartnership Notice. rilHE undersigned have this day forwod a copart A nership under the linn name of EVANS & BAYLEY. for the purpose of carrying on the Crockery and Furniture Business in all its branches, and have taken a lease ot stores Nos-1 &2 Free Street Block. ARAD EVANS, RAFAEL A. BAYLEY. Portland, J[an 1,1867. jan!4dtf __ Copartnership Notice ! THE undersigned have formed a Copartnership under the firm name of the, Paris Flouring Company , and have taken the Paris Mills formerly carried on by Messrs Woodman A' Co. at South Paris, Me. Mr. Charles Bailcv of the former liriu will remain at So. Paris, and Messrs Crawford & Morgan, may be found at 143 Commercial St. Portland. All orders, and remittances, should be addressed to the Paris Flouring Co., and sent cither to South Taris or Portland, where we shall keep con stantly on hand a full assortment of our Flour. CHARLES BAILEY, FRANKLIN CRAWFORD, ANDREW P. MORGAN. Portland, Jan. 14th 18r.7jan 14dAw3w Copartner amp Notice. THE copartnership heretofore existing under the firm name of GEO. T. BURROUGHS * CO., expired this day hy limitation. GEO. T. BUHliOUGIIS, 11. B. MASTKliS, JOHN B. HUDSON. Portland, Jan. 8,18C7. Having prirrhascd the stork and good will of tlio late tirm of GUO. T. BUHliOUGIIS & CO., 1 shall continue the FURNITURE BUSINESS at their old stand, LANCASTER HALL, and by prompt attention to the wants ot customers, shall endeavor to merit a continuance of their pat ronage, which 1 respectfully solicit. CHAW. R. WU1TTEH10RE. Portland, Jan. 9, 18G7. dtf Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the style ot SMITH & CLARK, lor the purpose ot conducting business as wholesale dealers iu TEAS, COFFEES AND SFICES, AT 160 FORE STREET. A. M. SMITH, C. J. CLARK. Portland, Jan. 1,18G7. janl4d2w Dissolution of Copartnership rjlUE Copartnership heretofore existing Lctween FENDERSON & SABINE, is tliis day dissolved by mutual consent. The atf.iirs of the late firm will be settled by W. A. SABINE, who will continue the Wholesale Fruit autl Faney Gro ceries, &c., at the Old Stand. J. A. FENDEKSON, W. A. SABINE. Jan. 1,18G7. janl0d3w Copartnership Notice. MR. IRA J. BATCHELER is admitted a partner in our firm, and also the firm of Portland Pack ing Company from this date. DAVIS, BAXTER & CO. Portland, Jan. 1, 1867. dim fcir"Star please copy. Copartnership. THE undersigned have this day associated them selves together under the firm name ot* PICKETT & GRAY, to do a Paint, Oil and Varnish BaNinmN in all its branches at 187 FORE STREET. JEROME B. FICKETT, Jan. 1,1807—tf WILLIAM GRAY. Copartnership Notice. TnE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the name of Small, Davis & Pomeroy, Successors to Messrs. Merrill Bros. & Cushing, late Merrill & Small, in the Wholesale Fancy Goods Business, over Davis, Mescrve, Haskell & Co., 18 Free Street. CHAS. SMALL, SAM’L G. DAVIS, W. Y. POMEROY. Portland, Jan 1st, 1867. tia5d4w Dissolution of Copartnership. rjlHE copartnership heretofore existing between RllKERV A RlIBNUAill, is this day disolved l>y mutual consent. Either of the late partners is authorized to use the firm name in liquidation. SAMUEL RUMERY, ja&13w . GEO. BURNHAM, Jit. NOTICE. THE subscriber having disposed ct his Stock in store to Messrs Burgess, Fobes & Co., Requests all i*orsons indebted to him to call at their Counting Room No. 80 Commercial Mt..Thom as Block, and settle. Thankful lor past favors, he commends to his friends and former patrons their large and well selected Stock ot Leads, Oils, Colors, &c. CHARLES FORES. Portland, Jau. -, 1867. dlhi. Dissolution of Copartnership. rpilE copartnership heretofore existing between the A subscribers, under the firm name ot Raudall Brothers, is this day dissolved by mutual couseut. The aifairs of the late firm will be settled at tlie old stand by either party. J. F. RANDALL, JOHN RANDALL. Portland, January 17,18C7. COPARTNERSHIP. THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the name of JOHN RANDALL & CO., lor the purpose of transacting a Whole sale Flour IIn*ilien*, and have taken the store owned by I>. T. Chase, Commercial street, head Long Whart ‘ JOHN RANDALL, G. A. HUNT, Portland, Jan. 17, 1867. IS. A. GLIDDEN. COPARTNERSHIP. THE undersigned have this day formed a C£>P«ai'l ncrshlp under the name of RANI >A LL, EM ERY & CO., and will continue the WHoImhIc Grocery and Provision IIuHiuo**, at. the old stand ot Randall Brothers, Commercial street, head Central Wharf. J. F. RANDALL, GEO. II. EMERY, C. H. RANDALL. Portland, January 17,1867. jan^ld.'w Dissolution of Copartnership THE copartnership heretofore existing under the name ot CALVIN EDWARDS Si CO., is this day "dissolved l»y mutual consent. All persons hold ing hills Ag.iiimt the firm, are requested to present them tor payment, and thoBe indebted will please call and settle at 337 Con press Street. CALVIN EDWARDS. WILLIAM G. XWOMRLY. The subscriber having obtained the fine store No. 337 Congress Street, will continue the business, and will keep constantly on liand PI AMO FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Stcinway Instrument. which he can sell at the manufacturer’* LOWEST PRICES. Aiso, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS. OLD PIANOS taken in exchange. enr" Orders for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. Will. G. TWOMBLY. November 20, If CO. dtf Copartnership Notice. T'HE undersigned have this day formod a co ■*- Partnerslip under the style and firm of Morgan, Dyer & Co., "I Messrs. LORD .V CRAW FOKD tlieir stock and lease of store No. 143 Commercial Street, For the purpose ol transacting a general wholesale business in W. I. Goods, Groceries, Flour and Provisions, HTTousignmentsot Cooperage, Lumber, Country Produce. A , ., solicited, and shall receive personal and prompt attention. A. 1*. MORGAN. J. W. DYF.R, J. E. hani&ford. I Portand, Sept 10, 1866. sepUfclt! REMOVALS. REMOVAL. JA51ES O’DONNELL, Counsellor at Law, i Notary Public A C ommissioner of Deed*? Has removed to Clapp’?! New Block, COR. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, Jan 15. (Over Sawyer’s Fruit Stur«-.) dti' R id m 7> v A L. ! w. n. (t.ifi'oiid, Counsellor at Law, And Solicitor of Patent*? Has Removed to Corner of Biown and Congress Streets, jalC BROWN’S NEW BLOCK. dtf HE3IOAAIJ rpUKBV, CHASE, A CO., Jobbers of X Boot* tthocK A ftfuhber*? have this day re moved to new store Nos. A' 54 Union Street. While thanking our friends for the patronage ex tended to us heretofore we would invite them and the public generally to give us a call at our new place of business. Portland. January 11, 1867. Jal2d2w OUT OF THE FIRE I B. F. SMITH A SON’S New Photograph Rooms, — AT— NO. 1« MARKET SOUARE. au;tfO n dti « . IS. DOW N ES, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1 -2 Congress Street, COKNElt OF CHESTNNT August 30,1800. n dti REMO VALf THE Merchants National Bank Will remove on MONDAY, Nov. 12, to llie OFFICE OF H. M. PAYSON, 32 Exehanjjc St. uulOdtf HOLDEN & PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 220 1-2 Congress Street, Near the Court Hoase. A. B. 1IOLDBN. HCpuMil 11. C. I’EABODY. Harris & Water house 9 JOBBERS OF Huts, Caps and Furs. 1 OKTLAND, dec. 3D 1860. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hats, C:i]>s, and Furs, liavo removed to their New Store, No. 12 Exchange Sired, F. It. HARRIS. dc4tf ,?. E. WATERHOUSE. BEMO V K I) S T It O U T & GAGE, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over liOriug'n Drug Store. 8. C. ST«ROUT. H. W. GAGE. dec3l_ d&wfcf R E M O V A I~ CUiOUDMAN Ac BTEl’BNS have remov to No it Long Wharf, loot ol Exchange street. J:ui 11—dim Removal! HI*. ROUNDS, Dress-maker has removed to • Clapp's New Block oil ELM ST., second door from Congress Street. Jan. 23 d3t ~ <KM. IK W. NASH have resumed business at the head ot Long Wharf, under.). W. M Ungers Insurance Office, and will be * pleased to see their former customers and receive their orders as usual. July lti, 1806. n dtt DOW A LIHIIEV, loMurance Ageuli, will be found at No 117 Commercial, corner ot Exchange St. Home Office of New York: National Office ot Boston, Narragansett Otlicc ot Providence; Putnam Office of Hartford: Star.dard Office ot New York, and other reliable offices, are represented by this agency. John Dow. jy25dtf F. W. Libbey. Byron, uRGUNorr.n & co., Furs, Hats, Caps and Robes, 1C4 Middle St,, over T. Bailey » Co. JullTtf WOODMAN. TRUK Ac CO., Wholesale Dry Oocds, No. 4 Galt Block, Commercial St. Jul 17—dtt NJOT1CE. U. J. LIBBY A CO., Manufacturers -*’1 and Commission Merchants. Counting Room over First National Bank, No. 23 Free street, second story._ iyll tf JAM BROKE nEBBILL, Dealer in • Watches, Jewelry, .Masonic Regalia, and Mili tary Goods, No 13 Free street, Portland. Same store with Geyer and Caleb iyI2dtf EAGLE MI ELS, although burned up. the Pro prietors, Messrs. L. J. Hill & Co., arc now pre pared to furnish Cohoes, Spices, Cream Tartar, &c, at their new place of business, No. 100 Green St. An Order Slate may be lound at Messrs. Low, P’ummer & Co’s, No 83 Commerc al St, and at Mr C. M. Rice’s PrTpcr Warehouse, No. 185 Fore Street. All orders i romptly atten cdto. Goods at the low st prices. .iull6tt H"~ PA'fltARb7BookwTir r and Stationer, may be • found at No. 337 Congress St., corner of Oak St.___ jullhtt KS. WEBSTER CO., can be touud at the store • ot C. K. Babb, Clapp’s Block, No. 9, where we olfer a good assortment of Clothing and Furnishing Goods at low prices. . jul 16 CSMITH & REED. Counsellors at Law. Morton ° Block, Congress St. Same entrance as U. S. Ar my offices. iyl2dtf ALL READY to commence again. C. M. & H. T. FLU MM ER White and Blacksmiths, having re built on the old site, No. 12 Union St, would be pleas? ed to answer all orders tor Iron Railings, Doors, Window Shutters, Gratings, &•>. Particular attention paid to Gas and Steam fitting. THE EAKTEBN KX PKKKK CO. are now permanently located at No. 21 Free street, and prepared to do Express Business over all the Rail road and Steamboat routes in the State, and West by P. S. & P., Eastern and Boston «£ Maine Hoads 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 tor freight Calls will be kept at office of Canadian Express Go., No. — Fore street. J. N. WINSLOW. JyMtf JAc K. M. BA \ I). Attorneys ami Counsellor, • No. 16 Free Street, near Middle. jul.3 A 4r S. E. SPRING may be lound at the store of Fletcher 4r Co., corner ot Union and Commer cial streets. iyll tt MATHAN GOULD, Merchant Tailor, has removed to No. 16 Market Square, over Sweetsii’s Apotke cary store. jyio—tf DEBLOIH Ac WEHB, Attonieya and (’•uuMvIlorM, at tli.; Boody House, corner ol Cougr. ss and Chestnut streets. jy26 MH. REDDY, • MERCHANT TAILOR, AND DEALER IN GENTS* FURNISHING GOODS, No. 107 FEDERAL STREET. We have in store one oi the linest assorlmrnt of ENGLISH, GERMAN. FRENCH ami DOMESTIC CLOTHS, CASSIA!KRES, &c., that can l»c found in Portlaml. These goods have heen selected with great care ami esi*ecially adapted to tlie lliKhiouablc trade., and at prices that Cannot fall to please, and all goods thoroughly shrunk and satisliiction guaranteed. A call Ik respectfully solicited. Thankful to friends for past patronage, hoping to merit a continuance of the same. janDdtf M. II. REDDY, Proprietor. risi.Yo- ton te. INSTRUCTION RIVEN on the PIANO FORTE, by Miss AGNES McC. LORD, 4*17 Congress Hirert. January 4,1867. jaOdlm* Portable Steam Engines, COMBINING the Maximum of efficiency, dura bditv and econ .ray wiih the minimum of weight and price. They are widely ami favorably known, more than BOO being in use. All warranted satis factory, or no sale. Descriptive circulars sent on applicati .u. Addiess I. C. UO.tDJ.EV A UO. „ Lawbence, Mass. N.iv, 6. 1.JB6 3md. A Git EAT BUSH -AT P. M. FROST’S, -FOR BARGAINSl NO RIG PROFITS, NO DULL TRADE Bui Crowds of I'ust oinor Who are rccoiving Blessings by buying Grads Cheap Blankets at Old Prices / Only $4,00 per pair. Fancy Shirting Flannels! ONI.Y 50c PER YARD. i Good American Prints. 1 Shilling pr. yd. Bleached and Drown Cottons, AT LOW PRICES! Tliifocts, Shawls, Cloakings, Beav ers, Poplins. Drew* Rood* of nil Description*. WOOLEN GOODS FOR MEN & BOY’S WEAR! IS” All of the above Goods will be odcred at a GREAT REDUCTION from regular rates. Remember! No. 4 Deei*in«y Block. Dec 8—d&wtf CIRAHN. 200 M. Imported and domestic Cigars tor sale by C. C. MITCHELL & SON, Jull3tt 178 Fore Street. INSOUANCk N O ~\V IS THE TIME TO INSURE!
HITU THE GREAT Mutual Life Ins. Co., Oi New York. Cash Assets, $18,000,000. Increasing at the rate of *300,000 per mouth. Another Grand Dividend! "IVTILL be made on the first ot February next, ft Those who insure at this time will derive the benefit of that dividend, whicli will add largely to tile sum in ured, or may be used in payment of fu ture premiums. It is thie best New Year’s Grift ! A man can bestow on his family, in view of the un certainty of life. Many Policies now subsisting with this Great Company are yiebiing a laboe incbe ase, as the following cases will show: No of Ain’t Am’t of Dividend Policy- Insured Prem. Pd. Additional 5 IS *3500 2252,25 *2710,22 630 500 201,23 375,02 7767 8000 3030,20 4830,87 7802 6000 2008,00 3217,84 10325 1000 353,80 544.02 10733 3000 1066,20 1579,53 4140 1000 533,30 685,33 12110 1500 410,93 623,24 U*'Many more cases with similar results and names can be furnished to those who will favor us with a call at our otiice. 13?’ I»n not fail lo examine into lire advantages this llrrnt Company presents before insuring else where, by applying at the Agency of %v. i». i.i rn.i: a co., Otlice 79 Commercial St., Up Stairs. "Non-Forfeiting, Endowment, Ten Year, and all other term of Policies ore issued by this Compaty ou more iavurable advantage than by' an r otherCom I«ny-__ dec27dtf Reliable Insurance ! W. B. LITTLE & Co, General Insurance Agents, Offices (for the present) at No 70 Commercial St,& 30 Market Square, (Lancaster Hall Building,) CONTINUE to represent the following First C'l a mm FiroCompanies, viz: Phoenix, Of Hartford, Ct. Merchant*’, Of Hartford, Ct. City Fire, Of Hartford, Ct. North American, Of Hartford, Ct. Nctv 1'iigland. Of Hartford, Ct. Atlantic, Of Providence, R. Atlantic Mntaal, Of Exeter, N. H. Ami are prepared to place any amount wanted on Good property, at the most favorable Tates. lar FAKM AND VILLAGE Property, and CITY DWELLINGS and Household Furniture insured for a term of yours, ou highly favorable rales. LLSSES PROMPTLY ADJUSTED AND PAID as heretofore, at our office. Every loss ot these of fices by the great fire in this Citv, 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. Doc. 27 dtf ATLANTIC Mutual Insurance Company. Cl Waif St, cor. William, NEW YORK, January, 1666. Insures against Marine and Inland Navi gat ion Risks. Tlic whole profits ol the Company revert to the Assured, and are divided annually, upon the Premi ums terminated during the year; and lor which Cer tificates are issued, bearing interest until redeemed. The Dividend was 40 per cent, in each ol the years 1863-4, and C, and 3JLper cent, in 1806. The^ Company has Assets, Over Twelve Million Dollars, viz United States and State of New-York Stocks, City, Bank and other Stocks, $4,828,585 Loans secured by Stocks and otherwise. 3,330,350 Premium Notes and Bills Receivable, Real Estate. Bond and Mortgages and other se curities, 3,650,025 United States Gold Coin, 80,460 Cash in Bank 310,550 *12,199,970 TRUSTEES : John 1). Jones, Wm. Sturgis, Charles Dennis, Henry K. Bogert, VV. II. H. Moore, Joshua J. Henry, Henry Colt, Dennis Perkins, Wiu. O. Picketsgill, Jos. Galiard, Jr., Lewis Curtis, J. Henry Burgy, Chas.H. Russel). Cornelius Grinuell, Lowell Holbrook, C. A. Hand, It. Warren Weston, B. J. Howland, Koval Phelps, Bcnj. Babcock, Caleb Barstow, Fletcher Wcstray. A. P.Piliot, ltubt. B. Mint urn, Jr, Win. PL Dodge, GordonW. Burnham, Geo. G. Hobson, Fred’k Cliauncej, David Lane, James Low. James Bryce, Geo. S. Stephenson, Leroy M. Wiley, Wm. H. Webb. Daniel S. Miller, John D. Jones, President. Charles Dennis, Vice-President. W. H. H. Moore, 2d Vice-Prest. J. D. Hewlett, 3d Vice-Prest. J. U. CnAPMAN, Secretary. Applications ior Insurance with the above named Company received and forwarded bv John W. niungcr, Correspondent. apl4dlmcod9m&wGw B E 91 O V A L . Sparrow’s Insurance Office is this day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the new and commodious rooms NO. GO EXCHANGE STREET, IN THE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, whore ho is now prepared to place insurance, in all its forms, an l for any amount, in companies second to no ot hers on the globe, and on the most favorable terms. Parties preferring Ars* class insurance, are res pectfully invited to call. November 5.18GG. dtf IS. Twomblry, General Insurance Broker, J, would inform his many friends and the pubJ'c generally that he isprepar. u to continue the Insur ance Business as a Broker, and can place Fire, Life aud Marine Insurance to «uy extent in the best Com p iiiics in the United States. All business entrusted to my c re shall be faithi'u ly attended to. Office at C. M. Bice’s Paper Store, No. 183 Fore St, where orders can he left. jullGtf SPECIAL NOTICE —OF— Life Insurance! TJAVING l»cen appointed General Agents for 2 A Maine of tlic 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 to work in the dilferent cities ami villages throughout tlie State. None need apply unless good reference • an bo give. The Co. is 23 years old and has paid in Dividends $1,217,000 00 and over $2,000,000 00 in loss is by death. It has now a well-invested accumulated Capital of over $ 1,000,000 00. The Co. Jomierlv made tnu paid its dividends once in five years. A Divi Icuu will be made up in Nov. 1866, and annually thereafter, and available one year from date of Poli cy. Applications for local Agencies will be made to RUFUS SMALL & SON, Gen’l Agents, no2id3m Biildeibrd, Me. New Store! New Goods! No. IS Market Street, (Formerly Lime Street,) Produce, & Provisions, Teas, Coffee, & Spices, Also a new and CHOICE STOCK of GROCERIES and Grocers* Shelf Goods! FTr' An inspection of my Stock and Trices is re spectfully umied. GEORGE W. HALL. Jan 1C—dtf Wcw Furniture Store ! rjIlIH Subscribers have JUST OPENA. at tlic Cor. of Washington & Congress Sts, —A— Furniture Establishment, Where they will keep for sale every variety of FURNITURE! Manufactured by themselves in the moRt faithful manner, and in the latest styles, which will be sold at wholesale or retail at satisfactory prices. They also have a large stock of Mattresses! Bedding ! - AND Upholstery Goods. Particular attention paid to furnishing ves * „ v Tj. IF. TIBBETTS & CO. Jan 17—il3w A FULL SUPPLY Boy’s Olotliing- ! AT THE New England Clothing Com., ‘iS Market Nqunre. 'IcS'lSm E. LEVEEN & CO. To Let. ONE r.rick Store, three stories, No. 50 Union street. Apply to __ _ST. JOHN SMITH. Notice. PERSONS clearing the ruin* or digging cellars can bud a god place to deposit their rubbish on Franklin Wharf. »"pt 10 dtf 8. HOUNDS, Wharfinger DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. Friday Morning, January 25. 1867. Qualification* of Attorney* aud Couu*el lom. It is difficult to account for the extreme obstinacy of the Congressional struggle ever Air. Lontwell’s bill providing that attorneys and counsellors who have given aid, comfort or encouragement to armed enemies ol the couutiy shall be excluded from the courts of the United States. After a night session and an adjournment the bill passed the House by a decisive vote. It will very likely pass the Senate, aud be enacted in due time in spite of the President's veto. But the majority of the Supreme Court will undoubtedly overrule the law, in the very first case which comes before them. It would seem, to be sure, that Congress lias a clear right to define the qualifications of at torneys who are to practice in United States courts. In the States the custom is well set tled. Our own Legislature has repeatedly determined by statute the terms of admission to the bar of State courts. Proof of good character has always been one of the condi tions. Evidence of legal attainments has also been required. We are not aware '.hat these conditions have been regarded as injurious to those persons who were unable to comply with them. If a candidate should present himself lor admission to the bar without piop er evidence of his qualifications, he would cer tainly be rejected. No court would venture to adopt rules in conflict with the statute. It would seem then that Congress has a clear right to legislate on this subject, and to insist, lor example, that persons acting as at torneys in the courts of the Uuitcd States shall be citizens of the United States, or at least that they shall not be enemies of tlie United States. It would seem that rebellion against the authority of the United States ought to ailcct the rights and privileges of citi zens, and that Congress at the close of a pro tracted civil war might properly require per sons desirous of exercisiug these tunc: ions to purge themselves of complicity with rebellion. If Congress has not Ibis power it ought to have, aud it must. 1 lie supreme Court (live out oI nine judges) will uot admit that this power is in Congress. The law, as interpieted and as we must lor the present receive it, looks upou such restrictions as punitory. It appeal's to be an indefeasible right of Americans to read protracted arguments before the nine respect able gentlemen who on important questions divide five to four, and would doubtless di vide more evenly if it were physically possible. Any limitation of that right, any requirement of qualifications, is an injury to all unqualified The law considers exclusion from the courts as a punishment, a penalty ibr disqualifica tion ; legislation which affixes such a peualty to offenses already committed is ex post facto legislation, and as such distinctly prohibited by the constitution. Of course the provision of the constitution which requires the Presi dent to be at least thirty-five years of age is equally penal in its character, designed to pun ish“tlie atrocious crime of being a young man,’’ and was at the time of its adoption equally ex post facto, many American citizens having been under thirty-five for years before the “penalty” was declared. YVc must take the law, however, as we find it, and be thankful that it is no worse. Such bills as Mr. Boutwell’s will amount, so far as we can sec, to nothing more than an expres sion of the opinion of Congress. A resolu tion would answer that purpose quite as well. The country expects more effective legislation from Congress at this juncture. It is insuffer able that grave questions of public policy should he subject to the decision of a bare majority of the Supieme Court. It is outra geous that such decisions should be foisted upon the country by judges going out of their way to seek political questions, as in the Dred Scott case aud more recently in the Indiana conspiracy cases. There was no pretense that Congress hid authorized the sitting of the In diana military commission, yet the majority of the court took pains to declare that Con gress could not create such a tribunal. Such was not the disposition or practice of the court prior to 1S57. Until that time the judges wisely avoided such controversies, as far as possible. It is essential to the preservation ol .the public respect for and confidence in the Supreme Court, that the attempt to enlarge its jurisdiction and travel out of its province as a supreme arbiter of definite issues, be summarily checked. We believe Congress to be entirely competent to forbid the court to indulge any further in the dangerous practice of pronouncing obiter dicta, on pain of im • jteachmeut. Congress furthermore has the power to proscribe what number of judges shall constitute a quorum, and what number shall concur in an opinion. It has constitut ed five a quorum and decided that a majority shall concur. These regulations may be changed, and we believe it would be wise to require a concurrence of two-tliirds in any opinion touching the constitutionality of the acts of Congress or the construction of treaties, leaving loss imjx>i taut cases as now, subject to majority decisions. The present danger is uot that the nation will be batlled; no ob struction can stay the mighty imjmlse which bears us forward to a grander development than this generation dared hope Ibr liefore the w ir. The danger is that the Supreme Court may suffer a serious loss of its ancient prestige, if it persists in thrusting itself in the way. It is the duty of Congress to protect the court from that danger. C'onnni*Mioncr WHh. The Special Commissioner of the lievenue has not altogether escaped the censure of those amiable writers on both sides of the tariff question, whose argumeutr as the Nation once said, “consist of three war-whoops and a bad name.” Ilis facts, systematically collect ed and bearing upon one of the most compli cated subjects with which we have to deal, proved unsatisfactory to extremists on loth 9idcs, and his inferences still more displeasing. Senator Fessenden, however, speaks in the highest terms ol the abil ity and honesty of Mr. Wells, and such praise irom the chairman of the Finance Committee of the Senate will con siderably outweigh the carping in other quar ters. Mr. Fessenden spoke as follows, in the Senate: A gentleman who is special commissioner of the revenue has been engaged, under the direction of Congress and oi the Secretary-of the Treasury, in the discharge of the duties of ills office; he has been hard at work for months upon the tariff', devoting ail his time to it with very great assiduity very mueh to the injury of his own health. He is not a man without means in the world. He is a gentleman of very comfortable fortune, who lias taken hold of this business because lie loves it, because it is the kind of tliipg which suits his taste. All these questions are to him questions of iutei est. He is able upon sucli subjects, and is ue sirous to make a reputation in connection with them. He devoted himself with great assidu ity to the duty lieioie him. Well, sir, lie got his report ready and brought it to Washing ton. Heiore anybody saw it baldly, certain in timations were sent out from here—I saw them mysell—in letters of correspondents and telegraphic dispatches-that the commissioner’s bill was here and it was a free-trade tariff': we were going to have a free-trade tariff, arul the Senator Iroin Maine and the Secretary of the Treasury and the commissioner were al luded to as getting up a iree-trade tariff. I liad not known anything about it at that time; had not seen it. and had not expressed an opinion, and have not, I believe, on the subject, except as the report of the committee expresses my opinion. He was denounced as a Irec trader, and a man who has sold him self tor “British gold’'. Pretty soon his tariff scheme came out, or it was ascertained w hat it was—that instead of I'cimr a a free-trade measure it was a very considerable advance upon the tariff' of 1804, which was anything but a free-trade tariff"; ami that although not quite up to the House tarili biff, it Was an advance upon the last one; and the duties in in it are so very high in some particulars that now thej o;her side, the free-iraders turn round and say he is bought by the protection ists. Well, if he has beeu bought on both sides, perhaps he has a protitable business of it. [Laughter.] Now, sir, let me say that men in public life must stand these things; but I want to say of the special commissioner of the revenue, because I feel bound to say it, that 1 believe there lias been no man more devoted to the public service in the line which be lias adopted, or one who has given ids time more honestly and more thoroughly to the investigation of the subjects committed to his chats?. He has come to conclusions which are satislacloiy to himself, not perhaps in ail particulars to the Committee on Finance, for we have vaiied from them in many particulars, but such as I he honestly believed lo be true and lor the I best interests ol the community; and this is i his reward! Why? Became, in the first I place, he was supposed to run acainst the per sonal interests of the protectionists, hut now be runs against the interests ol the importers. Well, sir, I came to the conclusion Jong ago that the only thing we can do decently in re lation to all tht*se matters is to just go along and legislate according to our own beiiei ol what is true and just and light for the best in terests of the country. We shall make mis takes undoubtedly; 1 expect to make a gteat many, as I have heretofore; but fit any rate whatever eome3 wc shall retain ofir own self re., pee t, and ail these little, miserable attacks trow interested parties for their own personal objects will be but the merest brutuin fit linen in the world, and will disappear like mist in the lace ol the honest discharge of duty, and the people will do justice to faithtui public servants. I.OHgitudc bj the Atlantic Cable. A correspondent of the Bo don Transcript furnishes the following very interesting ac count of the progress of the United Stales Coast Survey in determining the difference in longitude between England and America by tbe American or telegraphic method, that is, by noting tbe transit of a star at two telegraph ic stations and observing accurately the diiler ence of time: Though the importance of the submarine I telegraph across the Atlantic is chielly leit , commercially, there are other and very inter- ! esting uses to which it may be put. One of these is the determination of the difference ot geographical longitude between the New and the Old Worlds. The telegraphic method of determining longi tudes lar surpasses all others iu the accuracy of its results. Its inception is due to 8. C. Walker of the U. S. Coast Survey, but its full development in the form which is now em ployed in the Coast Survey is the work of Dr. B. A. Gould ot Cambridge, who. everything considered, stands undoubtedly at the head of American astronomical science. During the past fifteen or twenty ye trs, the coast survey has determined by fid's method the longitude differences of a scries of points iu the United States, with an exactness lar surpassing what lias ever been attained on the other side ol the Atlantic, indeed, in ail work of this kind Europeans seem to have met with singularly poor success. The difference of longitude between Eng land and America has hitherto rested upon the chronomctricexpeditions instituted by the Coast Survey duiiug the years 18411-51 and 1855. Fifty chronometers were transported between Liverpool, England, and Cambridge, Mass., three times iu eacli direction across the Atlantic. The probable error of the re sult by these expeditions was nineteen-hun dredths ol a second. The value thus obtained, though for all practical purposes sufficiently precise, is not so ior the necessities of astron omical science in its present relined state.— When, therefore, the success of the cable pro vided telegraphic transatlantic connection with England, parties of the Coast Survey were formed under the direction of Dr. B. A. Gould, to take advantage of this means of ob mining a value more precise than that fur nished by the chronometric expeditions, allu sion to which has been made. The peculiarities in the methods, and ap paratus employed in working the cable, tender the process ol determining longitude by iu meaDS different in many respect* from that by the land telegraph lines. New obstacles, whicli made success exceedingly doubtful, were to be surmounted, aud new sources of error eliminated. But thanks to the genius, experience and perseverance of Dr. Gould these have been overcome, and results of re markable precision elicited. ^The probable error ot the resulting longitude is about four hundredths of a second. Perhaps it will rive the reader a clearer idea of the nicety'im plied in this, by statiDg that a distance of about nineteen hundred miles has been measured, and that the measure is not proba bly more than forty teet Irom the truth. The time required for a signal to pass through the cable has been discovered with still greater precision to be thirty-one hun dredths of a second; which is probably not in error by one hundredth of a second. This is equivalent to a velocity of six thous and and twenty niiies a second, aDd is notably less than the velocity of the electric fluid upon land lines which numerous observations have shown to average sixteen thousand miles in a second. It should be a matter of national pride that Americans have obtained the preceueace in a work ot such importance. This importance will perhaps be more popularly appreciated irom the fact that this longitude determina tion was luiiy determined u|>on, and initially prepared tor, by the English, and seriously contemplated by the French, when Ameri cans, with characteristic vivacity, stepped in and bore away the prise. Icr-Tula m Cellar*. Every housekeeper, and especially every per son who conducts a dairy, would do well to establish a small ice-house in the cellar, where ice can be preserved tor use through the warm season. The benefit of such a vault would be more than an otf^t to the cast, which need be hut small. Unless a cellar, witfiont ice to chill the atmosphere, is unusually deep and cool, most dairy women find it difficult lo se cure all their cream in summer before the milk begins to sour; and alter the cream is soured and the butter brought, it is difficult to keep the butter any length of time for family use, or for the market, without its becoming rancid. All this damage and loss might be j prevented by a supply of ice in the cellar, de- ! posited the preceding winter. This wonkl j keep the atmosphere cool, preserve the milk sweet and the butter nice and hard, in which case it would command a readier market: nd a higher price. Every housekeeper, too,has fresh meat, fish, Ac., for daily use in summer, which cannot bo preserved sweet for manv hours without a low temperature. If there ; were a small ice-house in the cellar, milk, but- ! ter, meat, fish, Ac., might be kept in good con dition almost as long as in winter—and surely this is a very economical desideratum. It you have none such already projected within or about your premises, now is the I ime to prepare and fill one. We have excellent ice in Maine: and in this respect,if in no other, excel nearly every, other State in the UDion! To secure the advantages which we have suggested, all you have lo do is to select a proper place in the cellar, which is supposed to be of ample dimensions, and dig a hole—say five or six feet square— and nearly as deep. Let it have a brick or stone wall on the exterior aides.— If, within this, you place a board or plank wall, four inches from the exterior wall, the I space between to be filled with tanner’s bark or sawdust, so much the better. Cover the bottom a lew inches with the same material Hark or saw-dust are good non-conductors of heat. Now cut your ice to the proper dimen sions, and lay the slicels closely in ihe vault, till it is tilled within six inches of the cellar floor. These six inches you will fill with bark or sawdust, or, if you prefer, clean shavings, which may be easily removed as you have ots casion to reach and takeout any cakes of ice c over trie vault with atiap-.lcor, which may be lifted at will. In this way you lose no cel lar room, but can pass over the vault as well as elsewhere; and whatever you place upon the vault in summer will keep refreshingly cool. No one who keeps a dairy ought to be without a domestic ice-vault, either in the cellar or perhaps under the wood house floor. The cost cannot be much, and such a privi lege will be found good economy. As the house-holder wishes for a cake of ice during the summer, to cool his beverage or to lie upon his butter-plate at meals, all he has to do is to repair to his ice-vault, raise the trapdoor, scrape away (he tan-bark or sawdust, and break oir with his chisel or hatchet the requi site piece of ico. The clerk of the weather here in Maine generally manuiactures ice so thick and cheap, that the cost of procuring it from some neighboring stream cr pond can only amount to the labor and time of going after it. Or, it you liave no stream or pond nearby, you may make the ice at your own door. Sull'er a barrel-half or tub to be filled with pure water troin the well, and lit it freeze solid. Before spring remove this to the cellar, and add other like barrels or tubs till the desired quantity is deposited in the vault. In this way you are sure of purer ice than that lorraej on the surface of some ponds or streams. Traxi. —Six thousand years hon?e we are to have another deluge—according to a French au thor, KllY ' 01 V<1 Lawter.—Some sprig of Jtalnv.whobM recently learned the dillei ence between a legal decision and an ol,tt,r ir inn and witli the charming innocence of >°ntli supposes ho has made a great and Im portant discovery, not known to the majority ol grown men, writes to the Argus to set tl c JVis* right about the Jliliigan case. “There were three paints,” he say*, “decided in that case, and only three; and upon those three pomts the court were unanimous.” Very tiue “But;’ he continues, “when the major ity ot tlie Court go lurilier and say that Con gress could not, ir tt would, aulhorize such ma s,tbc CWef Jwtlce and three Associates decline to endorse that conclusion.” That is to say, in tbc language which though not technically is substantially correct, the very language which the Pres, employed b. lore and for which it is taken to task by this ingenuaus youth, “The .Supreme Court of the United States, by a majority ol one, lias de cided that military courts have no right to deal with traitors in this country, even in time of actual war.” The majority under took to say not only that this particular com mission was without power to try and sen tence, but in general that ho such commission could be authorized. True the dictum is not a binding “decision,” but nobody hut an idiot can doubt that it was meant to have some ef fect. Nobody does doubt that the five judges meant to throw the influence of the Court in to the scale against the prevailing opinions ol the American people, and took pains to drag in a question which was not legitimately betore them. Jt is childish to represent this utterance as oi no account because it is not technically a “decision.” This firebrand was thrown out wilfully by the majority of the court, and it is so much the worse for the court. VAHKTWS. —All affectionate Irishman once enlisted in the 75th regiment, in order to bo near his broth er who was in the 76th, —It is said that Mr. A\ ilkie Collins is drama tising his novel “Armadale.” A statesman may do much for commerce, most by leaving it alone. A river never Hows so smoothly, as when it follows its own course, without either aid or check. Let it make its own bed; it will do so better than you can. —W hittier’a new poem of “The Tent on the Beach" will be out next month. It is said to abound in beautiful sea-side sketches, and is replete with out-of-door pictures. We are in formed that it has received the enthusiastic approbation of a literary circle to whom it has been lately read; a custom, by the way, most commendable and quite worthy to he fol lowed. —“Do come and dine qjitli me," said John to Vat: *yon must, though 1 have only a nice piece of beef and some potatoes for you.” “O, my dear fellow, don't make the laist apology about the dinner, it’s the very same I should have had at home, ban-in' the beef.” —Thomas D. Hall bas invented a railroad switch that should have the attention of rail road men. By a very simple arrangement an electric current rings continuously whenever the switch is moved from connection with tho main line, thus sounding a warning, not only to the switchman, buttoall within hearing. —Philadelphia has had her turn in a dis turbance in her Common Council. A trustee of the gas works and a member of the Council came to hard words just after the board had adjourned, and the president ordered the lights put out to prevent them flom coming to blows. —The widow of the Bev. Mr. Horton, who was killed in the not in New Orleans lust July, is in that city trying to bring suit against the city; bat all the lawyers there decline to as sist her. —Dr. Hayes’s book on “The Open Polar Sea,” now in the press of Hurd & Houghton, is looked for with interest Its account of inter esting discoveries in the Arctic regions covers several new points Dr. Hayes returned home in the fall of 1861, and the delay in the publica tion of his book is explained by the fact that he wxs actively engaged iu the medical depart ment of the army until some time after the close of the war. Since that period he has been occupied with the preparation of this work, and the elaboration and discussion of his discoveries. —According to the English Mechanic, many persons in England, “cauno* write with a steel pen because of Us hackcring and hirpling over the paper.” What these vicious qualities are> no dictionary explains. —Thirty young Prussians were arrested re cently at Hamburg on a charge of trying to es cape lor America to avoid military duty. —The peculiar l'oims taken by the frost upon window panes are said to bo influ enced by the directions of the grain of the glass. There is a large pane in a Rhop window in Boston, upon which the frost invariably lies plain and cloar while the other lights arc figured in the usual manner. —A poor man in Boston drew a painting at Chicago nearly as large as the front of his own dwelling. —Both of the Salisbury’ North Carolina, papers, the Old North State and the Banner, have come out in favor of qualified negro suf frage. —1 hanks to the Russian embassy at Pekin, wbivb lias offered to forward private dispatch es, the Chinese public now enjoy tho advanta ges of telegraphic communication with Europe. Dispatches are sent through the post or by express to Kiachtaon the Russo-Sibcriau fron tier, a fifteen days journey, and their the tele graph begins. —The dramatic critic of the New York Lea der gives as the origin of tho snow storm this week that the stage manager at Wallack’s was careless enough, on Wednesday night, after the performance of “Ours," to leave the door of the property room wide open, aid out rushed his Crimean snow storm, and soon riot* d through the city. —The Corniiill Magazine has a poem entitled “Love’s Light” An exchange thinks it must ba written in gas-lm tre. —There is a slight difl'erancc between din ner for nothing, and nothing for dinner. —Tho head quarters of the allied sovereigns at the battle of Lcipsic is now arum shop. —Collins the poet tolls 11s that the man who does not like music, knows not love. There fore to find whether your lover will make a good husband, play the fiddle to him. — I, as a Senator, said Mr. Calhoun, on one occasion, “may judge the President. He can never judge me.” How far does this apply to to the present state of affairs at Washington? —Another imitation of Punch is to be at tempted in New York. —The young chiefs of Limrce and a crowd of minor talookdars and girassias and patels were present at the Opening ot the grand fair of Rajkotc at Rattamar—and if our readers know what sort of creatures comforted that crowd they know more than wo do. —A Paris paper of the lititli ult. says: “A11 innovation has been quite recently noticed in ladies’dresses, jet ornaments having been re placed by amber." —The project of a railroad orcr the Hoosae Mountain finds much favor among those who desire the present generation to reap any of the supposed advantages of the Hoosae route to the West. —I’rofcssor Seely’s authorship of Eecc Homo—first confidently announced by the Spectator, and then made the occasion for publishing his biography and selling hi* pho tograph in every direction—is denied by tiro publisher of the book, who says that its real authorship is still a secret. In addition to sev eral rejoinders of which we have previously made mention, another has beeu published in London styled “Eeee Homo and Its Detract ors.” —M. Tainc says, in a recent article: “A great historian said to me one day: 'Wli%n I write a history, I prepare, in the first p’ace, a table of all the events, the great as well as the small* wit'i tho verified dales—the dates not only of the years, but of the months and days; this is the longest and most minute part of my labor. Theu I efface from iny miud all current •• nd preconceived opinions; I consider my dated facts; I see their connection; I foci the progr*; * of eveilts, anl I write my book like a novel. ’ In h slate speech in the Senate on Thur: - day, Mr. Sumner, in reply to Mr. Hondrickr, said that, “before this controversy is ended tie President would need all the ability, all the 1 x perieuce and all the powers of debate of (be Senator from Indiana.” This remark i* deemed significant as indicating a belief < n the part ot Mr. Sumner that tho President will be impeached,