PORTLAND Established June 23, 1862. Vol. 6. PORTLAND, SATURDAY I Hi: PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published everyday, (Sunday ixrepted,) at No. 1 Printers' Exchange, Commercial sireot, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, Proprietor. 1 ekm.s : —Eight Dollarf a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the aiue place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, nvariably in advance. Rates of Advebtisinu.—One ineli 01 space, in etigth oi column, constitutes a “square.” $1.50 per square daily lirst week: 75 cents pi r week alter; three insertions, or less, $1.00; contain up every oilier day alter first week, 50 cents. Hull square, three iuaertiona or less, 75 cents; one week, $1.00; 50 cents per w eek utter. Under head ol Amusements,” $2.00nersquare per week; three insert ions or less, $1.50. SPECIAL Notices,$1.25 per square lor the lirst in sertion, and 25 cents pel square lor each subsequent nsertion. Adveiii cment* inserted in the .“Maine State Press” (which has ;i large circulation in every par ol the Slate Dor $1.00 per square lor first Iuserii*»n‘ % d ',o cents per square (or each subsequent instr RIJNINIIM CAWW. C. J. SCHUMACHER. FR ESC © PAINTER.j Often al the Drug Store ot' Messrs. A. G. Sehlotter beck & Co., 301 Ctagreu Si, Portland, Me, jal2dtf <me door above Crown. U. M. BREWER, (Successors to J. Smilh & Co.) Ulnnutaclurcr of Liolhcr Belting. Also lor sale Belt Leather, Backs titles, Lace Leather, BIVETN uu.l BURS, sopbidti n it■! I oiiptmm Street. W. B. EUEEMAN & CO., tipholstercrs and Manufacturers o( FUBNITUBE, LOUNGES, BED-STEftDS Spring-Beds, Mattresses, Pew Cushions, No. 1 Flupp’M lllock- foot Chn.lnulStm-(t Portland. W. r. Freeman, P. W. Deane. C. L. Quinby. au-jlOl t n j A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers In Stoves, Ratifies & Furnaces, Can lie found in their NEW BUIIiDING ON IJIUB NT., (Opposite the Market.) Where they will l»e pleased to see all their former customers and receive orders at usual. augl7dtf n CHASE, CRAM A STURTBVANT, GENERAL Commission Merchants, Wldgery'is Whurl, Portland, Me. octlGdti HOWARD a- CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M ;NE. (Iflice No. SO Exchange Street, Joseph Howard, jytitt n Nathan Cleaves. M. PEA It SON, Gold and Silver Plater -AND— Man it fact u rrr ot Silver Ware, Temple, Street, first door from Cony reus Street PORT LAND, ME. May 19—dl y n a. ivltnVR & co., 112 Troinout Street, Boston, Importers and Dealers in WELCH and AMKRICAN HOOFING SLATES, of all colors, and slating nails. Careful attention 71aid to shipping. r. aug22-Cin JADEZ C. WOOD MAX, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Hits saved his Library. Office at2 2 1-2 Free street, in the Griffith block, tliird story. n jybdu BRADBURY & SWEAT Counsellors at Law, 219 CONHBIKIII MTUEET, Chadwick Mansion, opposite tailed States Hotel. Portland Maine. Lion Bradbury. nov 9(1 t , D. M Sweat Deeiiug, Milliken & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, dugifl dtl Portland, Maine. JOSEPH STORY Penrlaju (llarbic Co. Manufacturers and Dealors in Enameled Slate Chimney Pieces, Brackets, Pier Slabs, Grati s and Chimney Toph. importer and dealer in Eng lish Floor Tiles, German and French Flower Pots, Hanging Vases, Parian, Bisque, and Bronze Slai net is and Busts. Glass shades and Walnut Stands, Bolio miau and Lava V uses and oliter wares. 112 Tl(EMONT STltKKT Studio Building aug22—Gm u BOSTON, Muss. SHBPLEY A STROUT . COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OFFICE. Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrauce on Ex change street. Or, h . bUEl'LKY. J.vUU A. A. CTBOUT. R, W. ROBINSON, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, 24 0 Co u stress Slrirl. Jan 4—dtf PEBCIVAL BONNEY, Counsellor and A Korney at Law, Morion Dlock, Congress Street, Two Doors above Pceblc House, PORTLAND, ME. novlD tf DAVIS, MEST’.RVE, HASKELL & 00., Importers and Jobbers ot Dry Goods and Woolens, Arcade 18 Free Si reel.] F. DAVIS. J £?:iKSS£i PORTLAND, MK E. CHATMAN. I llOVfffiMff Ir.F. rnn.Lirs & co., Wholesale Driig^ids, No. 148 Fore Street. oct 17-flll JOHN W, DANA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Fxdiansre St. Dec 6—dlf MOWS W FEEN I , PLASTERERS, PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL 8TU000 AND MASTIO WORKERS, Oak Street, between, Caugrc&a and Free St*., PORTLAND, ME. » Coloring. Whitening and White-'Wusliinjr prompt ,y attended to. Orders from out ol town solicited. Ma.v 22—d 11 s. l. cahleton, ATTORNEY AT LAW. ' < Market Square. Sept St—(HI „ A. ii. A C. H. HASKELL, DEALERS IN Groceries, Provisions, West India OooiIm, Meats, At., AT LOWEST CASH PRICES. J18I CougreNx Ml, Portland; ifK*. jan j ilu WM. \V. WHIPPLE, WUolmale Druytjisl, 21 MARKET SQUARE, PORTLAND, ME. aug2 tt SMITH & ( L V1IK, Wholesale Dealers in TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, IO!» FOUR STREET, Portland, me. iNW_ .Hi W. W, THOMAS. ,Ir.. Attorney and Counseller ai law, * infAnwirn HncsEj Congress Si reel. otUI-dly II. 31. PAT SOX, STOCK ISKOKClt. No. 30 Kxchange Street, PORTLAND, ME. lno21dtf' MJISNESS t’ABIHi. U 1L.LIAA1 A. PEAHCK, r* L U M B E R ! MAKEIt OF Force Pumps and Water Closets, Warn, Cold uud Nhorcr Bntlis, Wash Bowls, lln»mud Nilrcr Plated Cocks. Every description of Water Fixture liir Dwelling Houses Holds and Public Buildings, Ships, etc., ar ranged and sci up in the best manner, and all orders in loan ore..Uy taitlifully executed. Constantly on b ind Dead Pipes and Sheet Lead and Beer Pinups of all kinds. Also, Tin Mooting, Tin Conductors and work in iliac line done in the boat manner. Ej/^AU kinds of Jobbing promptly attended to. NO. I NO FORK NT., Portland, Kir. _ d.'im 4 UCKCUII.I., BROWNS & MANNON, COM MISSION M E UC11 ANTS, PORTLAND, MAINE, —AT— janl5 lm No. '17 India Nircct, Boston. J. Ii. HUDSON, JR., artist, 27 Market Square, augSldfim PORTLAND, ME. W. ii. woou Jt son, BROKERS, 3 o. 17S - - - - Fore Street. wyr u THUS. K. JONES~ SIGN PAINTER, SUCCESSOR TO W M. CAPEN, at present at ONUOOD’M, ft MARKET NQCAUE. Reters as specimens ol'liis w ork to the following signs:—Lowell & Senior, Bailey & Noyes, Ocean In surance Co., and others on Exehangc street; Cl os man & Co., Schlotterlaek & Co.. Lowell & Senior, ami others on Congress street; W. T. Kilboro ,v Co., A. I>. Hooves, and others on Free street. jantidlm* UUILDIIVG. LUMBER, Wholesale and Retail. BOARDS, Plank, Shingles and Scantling ot all sizes constantly on hand. Building material sawed to order. ISAAC DYER. anglltl No. ;i| Union Wliart. tireat Inducements FOB PAUTIES WISHING TO BUILD. fllHE subscribers otter for sale a large quantity oi X desirable building lota in the West End oi the city, lying on Vaughan, Pine, Neal, Carlton. Thomas, West, Eiuery, Cushman, Lewis, Brauihall, Monu ment, Danforth. Orange and Salem Streets. They will sell on a credit oi from one to ten years, rl desircu uy tne purchasers. From parties who build immediately, no cash payments required. Apply at the office oi the subscribers, where lull particulars may be obtained. •I. B. BROWN & SONS. Portland, May 3, 1805. ma 5tf A~ BPHfTBtJTUKKONG 1 MSKHI Messrs. ANDERSON. BONN ELI. if CO., have made arrangements wilh Mr. STEAD, an Architect of established tcputation. and will in future carry on Architecture with their business as Engineers. Par ties intending to build are invited fo call at theii office. No, 30C Congress street, and examine eleva tions and plans ol churches, hanks, stores, blocks ot buildings, if c. j 12 WM. H. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Maple Street. General Agent lor the State tor u. if . j o II k s > Improved Hoofing, For buildings oi all kinds. CAR and STEAM BOAT DECKING. ROOFING CEMKNT, for coat ing and repairing all kinds ol roots. PRESERVA TIVE PAINT tor iron and wood work, Metal Roofs, &e. COMPOUND CEMENT, for repairing leaky shingled roots. BLACK VARNISH, lor Ornamen tal Iron w ork &c. Full descriptions, c rcuiar. prices, &e. furnished by mail or on application at tlieollic#! wiicre samples ami testimonials can f e seen. scpl2dtf COPABITNEltUIIP. Dissolution of Copnrtucrsliii). BY mutual consent Cyrus Staples’ interest in our him ceases 011 and atler this date. All persons holding bill* against the late firm are requested to present them tor payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at the old stand. No. 17d Com mercial street. CYRUS STAPLES, GEO. M. ST AN WOOD, D. P. NOYES. The business will be continued by the remaining partners under the name and stvle of Slamvnod & Noyes. GEO. M. STAN \V O< )I), D. P. NOYES. January 1. 1(7. janOddw fpiii: r>ui ksm.m ii hare finned 9 Go X partnership tor the purpose of transacting a Clothing and Furnishing Goods business, under the tirui ot ROBINSON & KNIGHT, At ‘MS COKGKKIM N TICKET. O’NEIL W. BOBINSON, STEUBEN D. KNIGHT. Pnrtlanrl, Doc. 6, 1806. illt Copartnership Notice. rpHE undersigned have formed a copartnership un X Ucr the firm of COBB & BEHRENS. for the transaction of a General Lumber business. GEORGE W. COBB, FREDERICK BEHERNS. Portland, January 22, lMi7. Jam&dlw* CHRISTMAS -AND AS THE HOLIDAYS ARE APPROACHING P. M. FROST Has a fresh Stock ol, Kiel Gloves To Offer at Low Priceh t 500 Pr», of lVorId-re 11 owned Trcfouasr, at only $>1,50 500 Pra, of dotliildr, at ouly 1.00 IVo. *A Dccring Block, CONGBENS NTHKKT. Dec 22—d&wtt COO PE It & MOUSE, fTlAKE pleasure in informing their old patrons and J. friends that they have resumed business at their OLD STAND, lorner of Market and Milk streets, where they will keep constantly on baud the best as sortment of Aleuts, Poultry, Game, &c.. That the market affords, and it will he their earnest andeavor to serve their customers with promptness ma«l fidelity* deel.dtt French Language and Literature TAUGHT BY PROF. LEON DE MONTIER, TTUtOM France; graduated.in the Academic de Par r Is Universitic dc France. Late Professor in the Frenc h Language and Literature in the McGill Uni versity and High School of Montreal. Canada East. Prof. LEON dc AlONTJEU liegs leave to say that he is prepared to give Lessons in the above iiupor tant branceli of modern education, both in Schools and private families. Classes may also be formed by gentlemen and ladies desirous of acquiring a thor ough knowledge and the lluciit speaking of the French Language. Prof. L. de M.’b method of teaching French will smooth in a great part the difiicultics of beginners, whilst to more advanced pupils he will impart a pro Uciency ol speaking, together with the pure Parisian accent, so deservedly esteemed by all well educated JK'OplC. Nothing shall bo wanting on the part of Prot. L. dc M. to enable his pupils to make the most rapid pro gress, and by his exertions to speak the French lan guage in (lie shortest time. Applications as io the terms may In: made by letter or otherwise, at 52 Freest., or at Messrs Hailey & Noyes Book store. Exchange at. References arc kindly iiermittcd by the following: In Portland.—Rev, Dr. Dalton, corner South and Spring Streets; Rev. E. Bolles; Dr. Fitch, *7 Slate Street: Dr Chadwick 295 Congress Street; Dr. Lud wig ; C. O. Files Esq. Principal of Portland Acade my. (Iunitary 10. dtt H. WINS 1.0 W & CO.’S N EW GROCERY 1 HAVING moved into our now store, next door be low* our old stand, and lilted it lbr a FIRST (liANN RROCliRl, we beg leave to return our thanks to out numerous i patrons for past favors, and inform them and the pub lic generally, that while endeavoring to maintain our - reputation for celling the best of BEEF, and all kinds ot MEATS and VEGETABLES, we have added to our stock a choice variety of pure groceries, and hope by selling the best of irndds Al the f,oweat rush Prirra !' to merit a t»ir shareof palrnnage. The same atten tl™ as heretofore paid to nr.lera lor Meats ami Vege table* tor dinners, can win every morningit desired. S. WINSLOW d, CO. No. 2a Spring Street Market. S. WINSLOW. c. E. paoe. January 11. ilhni j HASSONVl It'JNSLO IV’S Steam Mills, Iron Foundry, Plough Aluuuluctory, \\71 * would inform the public that wc are prepar ? > cd to furiiiHh Oustings of every description to order at short notice. We now have on hand an an soil ment ol Window Weights. Sled .Shoe* and other castings. We arc prepared to tarnish Castings for Kail Road Com names and Ship Builders. Also, 1’laniug, Jointing, Matching and Sawing promptly done J. W. HANSON, C. C. WINSLOW. 2d Voili HI., Head of Nmith’ft Wharf. Jar. 1 —d __ For Sale. A SHIT of Snils. Rigging and Blocks, nearly nt w, from a halting Schooner of lOotons; ai*^ Top | sails, Fore and Mainsails, second hand. SAMPSON & CON ANT, I decfcltf No. 19 & 20 Commercial Wharf, COlMHTNEltSlIlP. Dissolution of Copartnership. T11# copartnership heretofore existing under the i , name ot Barbour A Hasty is tliis ilav dis solved by mutual consent. W. F. BARBOUR, „ , _ ANDREW'S 11AS IY. Portland, Jau. 11,1807. Copartnership Notice ! THE undersigned have tliis day formed a copart norship under the firm name of llastv <fc Kirn bal1- ANDREWS HASTY, _ , G. P. KIMBALL. _ Portland, Jan. 14,18G7. jaiilGdS w Copartnership Notice THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the liriu name of EVANS & BAYLEY. for the purpose of carrying on the Crockery and Furniture Business in all its branches, ami have taken a lease ot stores ATos-1 db 2 Free Street Block. AllAD EVANS, RAFAEL A. BAYLEY. ^Portland, Jan 1, 1807. janlldtl_ Copartnership Notice ! THE undersigned have formed a Copartnership under the firm name of the, Puri* Flouring Company, and have laken the Paris Mills formerly carried on by Messrs Woodman Co. at South Paris, Me. Mr. Charles Bailey of the former firm will remain at So. Paris, ami Messrs Crawford & Morgan, may be found at 143 Commercial St. Portland. All orders, and remittances, should t»c addressed to the Pari* Flouring Co., and sent cither to South Paris or Portland, where we shall keep con stantly un hand a full assortment of our Flour. CHARLES BAILEY, FRANKLIN CRAWFORD, ANDREW P. MORGAN. Portland, Jan. 14th 18*17,jan 14rUVw3w Copartnership Notice. THE copartnership heretofore existing under the firm name of GEO. T. BURROUGHS A CO., expired this day by limitation. GEO. T. BURROUGHS, 11. B. MASTERS, JOHN B. HUDSON. Portland, Jan. 8,1867. Having purchased the stock nnd good will of the late firm of GEO. T. BURROUGHS & CO., I shall continue the FUBNITUBE BUSINESS at their old stand, LANCASTER HALL, and by prompt attention to the wants ot customers, shall endeavor to merit a continuance of tueir pat ronage, which 1 respechully solicit. CUA8. B. IVniTTElHORE. Portland, Jan. 9, 1807. 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 in TEAS, COFFEES AND SPICES, AT 160 FOBE KTREET. A. M. SMITH, C. J.'CLAKK. Portland, Jail. 1,18G7. japl612w Hissolutio n ofCopartn ership rpius Copartnership heretofore existing between FENDERSON & SABINE, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. Ti e uif.tirs of the late firm will be Buttled by W. A. SABINE, who will continue the Wholesale Fruit and Fancy Gro-' eerics, &c., at the Old Stand. J. A. FEN PERSON, ~ W. A. SABINE. Jan. 1,1867. junto dow Copartnership Notice. MR. IRA J. BATCHELER is admitted a partner in our firm, and also the firm of Portland Pack ing Company trom this date. DA VIS, BAXTER & • O. Portland, Jan. I, 1867. dim Ur "Star please copy. Copaitamliip. THE undersigned have this day associated them selves together under the firm name of »IC UKTT A- ORA V, to do a K’aini, Oil aud Varnish RiniurM in all its branches at 18? FORK NTREET. JEROME B. FICKETT, Jan. L lMT—tf WILLIAM GRAY. Copartnership Notice. rpiIE undersigned have this day formed a copart X 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., 181 Free Street. CHAS. SMALL, KAM’L G. DAVIS, W. Y. POMEROY. Portland, Jan 1st, 1867. ja5d4w NOTICE. THE subscriber having disposed cl his Stock in store to Messrs Burgess, Fobes & Co., Requests all persons indebted to him to call at their Counting Room No. 80 Commercial Ml..Thom as Block, and settle. Thankful for past favors, he commends to his friends and former patrons their large and wcll selocted Stock ol Leads, Oils, Colors, Ac. CHARLES FOBES. Portland, Jan. 2, 1867. <12nr. Dissolution ofCopartnership. mHB copartnership heretofore existingl>etwecn the 1 subscribers, under the firm name ot Randall Brothers, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The alTa rs of the late firm will be settled at the old stand by eiihor party. J. F. RANDALL, JOHN RANDALL. Portland, January 17, 1867. COPARTNERSHIP. rpnE undersigned have this day formed a copart X nership under the name of JOHN RANDALL & CO.. tor the purpose of transacting a IVliolc Hnlr Flour RunIufmm, and have taken the store owned by D. T. Chase, Commercial street, head l»ng Whart JOHN RANDALL, G. A. HUNT, Portland, Jan. 17, 1867. K. A. GLIDDEN. COPARTN ERSIIIP. THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the name of RANDALL, EMERY & CO., and will continue the WholNalr Grocery nnd Provision Business, at the old stand ot Randall Brothers, Commercial street, head Central Wharf. J. F. RANDALL, GEO. H. EMERY, C. II. RANDALL. Portland, January 17, 1867. jau21dzw Dissolui ion of Copartner sh ip TIIE copartnership heretofore existing under the name oi CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All persons homi ng bills against the firm, are requested to preseut them tor payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at ;L‘i7 Congress Street. CALVIN EDWARDS. WILLIAM G. TWOMBLY. The subscriber having obtained the line store No. 337 Congress Street, will continue the business, and will keep constantly on hand PIANO FOKTK8 from the BEST M AN LI FACTO HIES, among them the Celebrated Steinwaj Instrument, which he can sell at the manufacturer's LOWEST PRICES. Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MET.ODE ONS. OLD PIANOS taken in exchange. tTST* Orders lor tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. Win. O. TWOWRLY. November 26, 186(5. dtf Copartnership Notice. rpHE undersigned have this day iormod a co 1 partuei'shp under the style and firm of Morgan, Dyer <£• Co., And have purchased o 1 Messrs. LOUD & CRAW FORD their Stock and lease of store No. 143 Commercial Street, F" the gurpo*o ol transacting a general wholesale IF. 1. Goods, Groceries, Flour and Provisions, IV^CondgiimentHol Cooperage.Lumber, Country Produce.A. ..solicited, and shall receive personal and prompt attention. A. p. MORGAN. J. W. OVER, PQ-fond, sept 10.1*06. J K W. or •dSh’SS Twist, Cotton—all kinds and colors. Needles Oil &c 166 Mi.Idle street, up one flight stairs, julKeod ’ Notice. PERSONS clearing the ruins or digging collars can tind a good place to de]*osit tlicir rubbish on Franklin Wlmrf. sept 10 dtf S, BOUNDS, Wharfinger. REMOVAL*. REMO V A L . JAMES O’DONNELL, Counsellor at Law, Notary Public A: CoiniuitMioucr of Dceda, Has removed to Clapp’? New Block, COR. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, dan 15. (Over Sawyer's Fruit Store.) dlf H Jb: M O V A L ! W. II. I'l.lCIORD, Counsellor at Law, And Nolicitor of PalculM, lias Removed to Oornfli of B. owu and Congms St; oats, jail! BROWN’S NEW BLOCK. dlf OUT OF THE EIRE / B. F. SMITH at SON’S New Photograph Rooms, — AT— NO. 1G MARKET SQUARE. auR'-'O n dlf ‘ G. O. DOWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT Aujrusl 30,1860. n dtf R E:MC) \ A L! THE Merchants National Rank Will remove on MONDAY, Nov. 12, to (he OFFICE OF H. M. PAJTSON, 33 Excliunge St. onlOdtf HOLDEN & PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 220 1-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House. A. B. HOLDEN. SCpBtflri n. C. PEABODV. Harris & Waterhouse, JOBBERS OF llats, Caps and Furs. Portland, Dec. 3d 1MHJ. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wludcsalc Dealers in Hats, Caps, and Furs, have removed to their New Store, Xo. 12 Exchange Street, F. R. HARRIS. doin' J. E. WATERHOUSE. | B E M O V 1<: I) . S T R O U T & GAGE, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over Loriug’s Drug Store. 8. C. STJIOUT. 11. W. GAGE, deeol d&wtf Removal / HB. BOVNIKS) Dress-maker lias removed to • Oiiipp’H New Block oil ELM ST., second door from Congress Street. dan. 23 dot O. M. <£ JJ. n. XASH have resumed business at the head ol Long Wharf, under J. W. Munger’s Insurance Office, and will he pleased to see llieir ibnucr customers and receive thcii orders as usual. July in, i860. n dtf DO W A LHfllK I . iiiouraui «• AgrAb, will be found at No 117 Commercial, conior oi Exchange St. Home Ouicc of New York.; National Office id Boston, Nai lagau.se.It office oi J’rov Monte; Putnam Office of Hartford: Srai.dard Ollice of New York, and other reliable offices, are represented by this agency. John Dow._ JySWdtl F. W. Libbey. B1 it ON, «3B ftii NO IICII A CO., Furs, Hats, Caps and Bobos, 1C i Middle St,, over T. Bailey* Co. jullTtf \\M»«ini tN, I KIT A t o., W hoik ▼ ? Dry Goods, No. 4 Galt Block, Commercial St. Jul 17—dll MOTK'E. 1L J LI RB Y~ A:“c67Tm anufiu I urer 11 ami Commission Mercbanfs. Coaming Room over Fust National Bank, No. 23 Free si reef, second tdory. iyll ti J A tuiRo**: NKIKttllil., Deaief in • Watches, Jewelry, Masonic Regalia, and Mili tary Goods, No 13 Five street, Pori lamb Same store with Gcyer and Caleb iyLMtf t'A bbE All L.JGS, although burned up, I lie Pro i priet -rs, Messrs. L. J. Hill *X’. Co., an now pre pared to luruisliCohoes, fjphx's, Cream 'Tartar, «&«.*, at their new place of business, No. loo Green bt. An Order Slate in y be lound al Messrs. Low, P'umiucr & Co’s, No 83 Conunerc al St, ;uid at Mr C. M. Rice’s Paper Warehouse, No. 185 Fore Street. All orders i rouiptly alien .ed to. Goods at the low. si prices jullCtl H rA'TliAUl>, Booki.ll, r and Stationer, may he • found at No. 337 Congress St., corner of Oak St._ j ul le‘>l i RS. WEBSTER if can be touud al the More • ol C. K. Babo, Clapp’s Block, No. 1), where we olfer a good assortment of Clothing and Fnrnisliiiig Goods at low price8. jul lii OM1TH & REED. Counsellors at Law. Morton ° Block, Congress St. Same entrance as U. S. Ai my offices. ryleUtf rnjptt BASTKRN EXIMtlNN C!«. are m.w A 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 JSc Maine Roods to Boston, connecting there with Expresses to all paitsol the country.’ For the convenience oi our customers on Commer cial and Fore si reels, an order nook for freight Calls will Iki kept at office oi Canadian Express Co., No. — Fore street. J. N. WINSLoW. Jye* g JA fc. M • RA \ 1>, Attorneys an<l Counsel lots, • No. li! Free Street, a car Middle. juli3 A if S. E. SPRING may be found at the stole of Fletcher if Co., comer ol Union and Commer cial streets. iyll tl MATHAN GOULD, Merchant Tailor, has removeil to No. 16 Market Square, over Sweetsir’s Apotbc cary store. jylo—ti DUiiLOIM A’ 1VEBK, AltAroeyH uud at lb Booily House, corner oi CongTi ss and Chestnut streets. jy‘26 MH. REDDY, • ME1 tCH A NT TAILOR, AND DEALER IN GENTS* FURNISHING GOODS, No. 107 FEDERAL STREET. Wo have in store one of the linest assortment of ENGLISH, GERMAN, FRENCH and DOMESTIC CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, &;c., that can lie found in Portland. These goods have been selected with great care and especially adapted to the fashionable trade, and at prices that cannot tail to please, and all goods thoroughly shrunk and satisfaction guaranteed. A call is respectfully solicited. Thankful to friends for past patronage, hoping to merit a continuance ot the same. janOdtf M. II. REDDY, Proprietor. PMJYo-i'on tjeT INSTRUCTION RIVEN on tlic J’LANO FORTE, by Miss AGXES MeC. LORD, 437 C.njgrcu Street. January 4, M7. jafiillni* Portable Steam Engines, COMBINING the Maximum rfefficiency, dura bdity and economy wit b thn minimum of weight and price. They are widely and favorably known, more than tiOO being In use. All warranted satis - tactory, or no sale. Descriptive circulars sent on applicati m. Address J. C. IIOADI.EY A- CO. Lawrence, Mass. Nov. 6. 1866 3md. A GREAT RUSH —AT-, P. M. FROST’S, -FOE BARGAINS 1 XO DIG PROFITS, XO DULL TRADE Hut Crowds ol Customer Who are revolving Blessings by buying Uooils Cheap Blankets at Old Prices l Only $4,00 per pair. Fancy Shirting Flannels! ONI.V 50c PKil TARO. Good American Prints. 1 Shilling pr. yd. Bleached and Bcown Codons, AT LOW PRICES! Thibets, Shawls, Cloakings, Brav er*, Poplins. Drew* CSeod* of all Dutci'iiiiioioi. WOOLEN GOODS FOR MEN & BOY’S WEAR! ®"fr™ All of the above Goods will bo offered at a GREAT REDUCTION from regular rates. Remember! IVo. 4 Decring* Block. Dr: 8—d&Wtf Flour, Meal, Jbc, 100 BBL.S. Baltimore Family Flour. 100 *• Baltimore extra Flour. 15 “ Rye Flour. 10 “ Buckwheat. 20 half Mils. Buckwheat. 40 bids, superior %ie.m Oat Meal. 25 “ kiln dried Meal. 10 “ superior While Meal (for table uso). loot) lbs. Butter, «Src., &*., in store and just re ceived, tor sale by CII AN I? BROTIIKRN, jan5ST&Ttf HEAD LONG WHARF. NOTICE. ALL persons indebted to the late Dr. Charles W.
Thomas, are requested to make immediate pay ment to the undersigned, who is duly authorized to collect the same. Oflice No. 188 Fore Street, over Canal National Bank. House No. 55 Danfort li Street, corner ol*State Street. GEORGE A. THOMAS. January 1,1867. eodlw plflARN. 200 M. Imported and domestic Cigars V lor sale by C. C. MITCHELL & SON, Ju!13tt 178 Fore Street. INSUUANlb N O W IS THE TIME TO INSURE! WITH 'THE GREAT Mutual Life Ins. t o., Oi New York. Cash Assets, $18<000.000. Increasing at the rate of *300,000 per maulfa. Another Grand Dividend! 'ITITTIiL l>c made oil the first ot February next. ▼ ▼ Those who insure at this time will derive the benefit of that dividend, which will add largely to the sum injured, or may be used in payment of fu ture picmiums. It is the best New Year’s Grift I A man can bestow on his family, in view of the un certainty of life. Many Policies now subsisting with this Great Company arc yielding a large increase, as the following casus will show: No of Ain’t Ain’t of Dividend Policy. Insured Prom. Pd. Additional 518 $3500 2252,25 $2740,22 630 500 201,23 375,02 7767 8000 3699,20 4830,87 7802 5000 2608,00 3217,84 . 10325 1000 359,80 544.52 10793 5000 1066,20 1579,53 4146 1000 533,90 685,93 12410 1500 410,93 623,24 BTSr* Many more cases with similar results ami names cau be furnished to those who will favor us with a call at our office. nr Do not tail to examine into the advantages this 4*rent Company presents before insuring else where, by applying at the Agency of U . O. LITTLE A CO., Office 79 Commercial St., Up Stairs. 83TNon-Forfeiting, Endowment, Ten Year, and all other tbrin of Polk-ies arc issued by this Company on more favorable advantage than bj any otherCom peny. dec27dtf Reliable Insurance ! W. D. LITTLE & Co, General Insurance Agents, Offices (for tlie present)at No 79 Commercial St,& 30 Market Nquare, (Lancaster Hall Building,) CONTINUE to represent tlie following First Class Fire Companies, viz: PbeenLx, Of Hartford, Ct. JHerehaats9, Of Hartford, Ct. City Fire, Of Hartford, Ct« North American, Of Hartford, Ct. New England, Of Hartford, Ct. Allautic, Of Providence, H. I. Atlantic IVIntnal, Of Exeter, N. II. And are prepared to place any amount wanted on Good pro] erty, at the most favorable rates. S3TFABM AND VILLAGE Property, and CITY DW ELLINGS and Household Furniture insured for a term of years, on highly lavoiablc rates. L S$ES PRoMPTLV ADJUSTED AND PAID as heretofore, at our office. Every loss of these of fices by the great tire in this Oitv, 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. 21 dtf If E rn O V A L . Sparrow’s Insurance Office is this ilay removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the new and commodious rooms NO. 00 EXCHANGE STREET, JN THE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where he is now prepared to place insurance, in all its forms, and for any amount, in companies second to no others on the globe, and on the most tavorable terms. tS?" Parties preferring first class insurance, are rea per-! fully invited to call. November 5.180C. dtf LH. Ttvombicy, General Insurance Broker, • would inform bis many friends aud the publ'c generally that he isprepar. u to continue the insur ance BnsuicS3 03 a Broker, and eon place Fire, Life aud Marine Insurance to «.uy extent in the best Com p iiiies in the United Stales. A11 business entrusted to my e re hlial. be laithtu ly attended to. Office at«'. M. Rice’s t aper Store, No. IK) Fore St, where orders can be left. jullCtf MMXIAL NOTICE —or— X^ifV; 1 ! 1TAV1NG been appointed General Agents for * X Maine of the old Hew tDiilaud Mutual Life Ins. Co., ; »f Boston, Mass., being the oldest purely Mutual Lite Ins. Co. in America, we wish lijty good, active agents i <» work m fne diu>.-»Trrrt -critics and viHAgeg iin-uiigfo>ut .he State. None need apply unless good reference •an he give. The Co. is 2.1 years old and has paid in Dividends £1,-17,000 00 aud over $ Li,000,000 00 in loss es by death. It has now a well-invested accumulated Capital ofoVer .1? I,o00,000 00. The Co. formerly made md puiu its dividends once in live years. A Divi leiid will be made up in Nov. 1800, aud annually thereafter, and available one year Ironi date of l’oii ey. Applications for local Agencies will be made to KUFUS SMALL <& SON, Gen’l Agents, noiild.im Biddelord, Me. Testimony is Authority ! THE PUBLIC ESTIMATION - OF - Tilton & McFarland's FIRE PROOF SAFES The great lire ill Augusta was a severe lest as to the quality ol Sales. Attention is called to the tact that the following named persons and business linns of Augusta have purchased since the calamitous lire of 1865 Tilton & McFarland's Fire Proof Sates, viz:—David Cargill; Ciias. K. Partridge; Parrott & Bradbury, two sales; Ulias.li). Colicr; S. F. Bobin 8011; G. C. Yose; Charles F. Potter, late Pension Agent; Baker & Weeks, Pond & Smith, two sates; C. W. Salford & Son; F. W. Kinsman; .James A. Bickuell, Postmaster; Longfellow A Sanborn; James W. Co&cu, late of Augusta, now of Lewiston; Dec-ring &. 1 Ini way; Gould «& Buckley; Artcmas Libbey; John G. Adams; Stevens & Say ward— twenty-uitc Sales in all. It is believed that only four Sales of any other make Jiave been put chased in Augusta since the lire. jan2i dlw Crossman's Polish, Cross man's Polish. Ciossiuan’s Union Furniture Polish! rnm: best in the world for Polishing Mahogany, A Walnut, Stan-Posts, Balls, Counters, m any kind of Furniture. This Polish has been used by Mr Crossniaii ii>r the last twenty years, giving perfect sat isfaction to all. h is warramed to stand a tempora Uue of two hundred degs. of heat, and is not other wise easily defaced. Furniture polished with it will be per met I y tiry aud ready fir u*o m live minutes al ter the Polish is pul on. Price Seventy-Five and Fit ly Cts. per bottle; anyone can use it by following the Directions on the bottle. itclhrcncc—-Messrs C. A L. Frost,Capt Inman,USA, Messrs. Breed & Tukey, BenJ tsievens, Jr., Win. Allen, N. M. Woodman. For sale by Burgess, Fohcs & Co, W. F. Phillips & Co., II. H. llay & Co, tamucl liolf, 11. W. & a. Leering. Manuiactory 376 Congress st, up stairs, opposite head ol Green 8t. S.C. 1UGUS, Agent, doc28dtt Portion*i, Maine. New Store I New Goods 1 No. 18 Market Street, (Formerly Lime Street,) Produce, & Provisions, Teas, Coffee, & Spices. Also ft new and CHOICE STOCK of GROCEBIES and Grocers’ Shelf Goods! £37’ An imqiccliou of iny Stock and Prices is re spectfully Invited. IrEOKGB W. HALL. Jan 16—dtf Mew Furniture Store ! _ i f|1HE Subscribers Lave JUST OPENED at the Cor.of Washington & Congress Sts, —A— Furniture Establishment, Where they will keep (hr sale every variety of FI7R TV IT U R F ! Manufactured by themselves in the most faithful manner, ami in the latest styles, which will ho sold at wholesale or retail at satisfactory prices. They also have a large stock of mattresses! Bedding ! - AND 17 pholstery G oods. 53f~’ Particular attention paid to furnishing ves L. w. TlliliElTH a; CO. Jan 17—Q3w A PULL SUPPLY Clothing1 ! AT THE New England Clothing Com., market Square. dcSJdni E. LEVEEN & CO. Store to Let. THE GOTHIC STOKE on Congress Street, op posite Lafayette Street. This is one of the best stands tor the CSrocery llu«iiac*M in the City, haying had a large trade for the past ten yoars. Apply to S. L. CABliSTON, jan 1 dedtf 27 Market Square. daily press. PORTLAND. Saturday Morning, January 26, 1867. Vnnaitiar Quomiioua. It is pleasant,’ says Horace, “to be silly in the right company,” and it is certainly a relief to the wisest and gravest to unbend in the presence of the select tew. “I loaf,” says Walt Whitman, “aud invite my soul,” an emphatic assertion of determined repose which Emerson declares is unequalled in human speech. Yet the most resolute idler seeks some gentle occupation as an ex cuse for his idleness, if it be nothing more than inhaling and expiring tobacco smoke. Fishing owes its charm largely to the indolence which it allows and excuses. Verification of familiar quotations is an in-door pursuit of the same nature. The compilers of the little dic tionaries of quotations really do an injury to the community, since they deprive us of the opportunity of leisurely turning over our fa vorite authors under pretence of finding some rare expression which has got adrift and which we make a virtue of restoring to its owner. What a fund of enjoyment have we not de rived here in Portland thi3 winter from the hunt alter that hacknied adjuration, “O Con sistency! thou art a jewel!” The dictionary makers are silent about it. Mr. Proctor thought at first it was Shakespeare's, but changed his mind afterwards. Some of us reread “Much Ado about Nothing” and other plays to no purpose. Mrs. Clarke’s concordance finally assured us that the word “consistency” is not used by Shakespeare at all; and so we arc all delightfully at sea, and if some impertinent person doesn’t tells us wLo first used the ex pression, which nobody now desires te use, we shall go on talking about it till spring. \\ e had hoped that another was about to be added to the stock of wild quolatioLS, which is really getting rather small, so many of them are annually run down. We quoted the oth er day without suspicion, the declaration that negroes in this country have “no rights which a white mau is bound to respect,” attributing these remarkable words to the Supreme Court of the Uuited States. We had suppos ed tLey were used by Chief Justice Tauey, in delivering tbe opinion oi the court in the fa mous Died Scott case. That impression we believe, is very general. Thereupon however, greatly to our deliglT, up starts a writer who professes to know all about it, who like Hor ace thinks it “pleasant to he silly in suitable company’ and finds in the Argus a good enough opportunity; this gentlemen sets U3 right in tiie austere manner which is always proper in correcting a misquotation. “Critical ignor ance and injustice” are among the imputa tions which lie heaps upou us. Finally he declares, in so many words, that “it is known to every person of ordinary intelligence in the couutiy that the court never made the decla ration above attributed to it, aud that that ‘shocking declaration’ never stood as law for a time, or for an liour.” We had not supposod that every person of ordinary intelligence in the country was so fa miliar with tbe text of the Died Scott decis ion as this wonid indicate. If we had been told however that Cicero never said, “annd the din of arms the laws are silent,” that By iou never wrote “A change came o'er the spirit of my dream," that Burns is not the ju nior of “A utau’o a man for a' that,” we could not have beeu more delighted. For now come the questious, who did say that negroes have under the-coustitutiou “no rights that the white man is bound to respect” ? and how came that saying to lie attributed to Judge Taney aud his Associates? Interested in these questions, which seemed to promise food tor gossip lor the rest ot the inclement season, we turned at our first leisure to the report oi the Died Scott case, in Howard’s 19th volume. Judge Taney we tound, iu per fcct accordance with out recollection of the case, took the ground that the change in pub lic opinion anJ looting in relation to tbe Afri can race,which lias taken place siuce the adop tion ot the Constitution, cannot change its construction or meaning. To detennme its construction and moaning at that lime, insist ing also that the same meaning and intent arc still valid and active in the instrument, the Chiul J uslice goes into an elaborate investi gation of tbe stale of public opinion respect ing tbe tit gro race in tbe latter part of the eighteenth century. Here is what he says: In tiie opiuiott of the court, the legislation and histones ol the time and the language used iu the Declaration of Independence, show that neither the class of persons who had been im ported os slaves, nor their descendants, wheth er they had become free or uot, were then ac knowledged as a part of the people, nor intend ed to be included in the general words used in that memorable instrument, it is ditHeultat this day to realize the state ot public opinion iu relation to that unfortunate race, which pre vailed in the civilized and enlightened portions ol the world at the time of the Declaration of Independence aud when the Coustitutiou of the United S tales was framed and adopted._ But the public history of every European na tion displays it ill a manner too plain to lie mis taken. They had for more than a century be fore beeu regarded as be-iugs of an infeiior or der aud altogether unlit to associate with the white race, either iu social or political relations and so fur inferior thul they uai> no rights WHICH THE WHITE MAN WAS 11GUNU TO RE SPECT.— IU Howard, 407. Why, these appear to be thi very wolds in dispute! Judge Taney insisting that this an cient prejudice was still alive and noxious in the constitution, proceeded to dcclaie that hired Scott, as a descendant of this untortu nate race, could not be recognized as a citi zen ot the United States and could not be al lowed to sue for redress iu United States courts. The plain till' in that celebrated case bad no lights which the white judge felt bound to recognize. Our lively Ifiend of the Argus is mistaken. It is he who blunders about the quotation, rashly declaring that It is net 1^ he found in a document widely known and of easy access, while there it is, notoriously, dis gracefully public. Of course we should be en tirely justihod in dealing very severely with this would-be clitic; uo epithet milder Ibau •‘malignant maniac” is at ail adequate to his olfeuee; it is bad enough to misquote without provocation, as many ot us uulorlunaleiy do, but to set oue’s self up as a censor, to sternly rebuke your neighbor’s error, and then to lind your neighbor right and yourself wrong— here is wretchedness without alloy, stupidity without palliation. The Argus published that communication as a leading article. Kconouiy ■« Tiiutr. “Time is money” said Franklin. It is more than money, say we. Though riches take to themselves wings and fly away, they may also mount the same wings and fly back again. But time lost can novel lie regained. A man who approaches you and abstracts a dollar irotc your pocket, takes only that which a little honest etlbrt may restore; but he who euters your place of business, and by his “long yams" abstracts your lime, is a robber, indeed. He has taken Irom you that which “ne’er eniiches hiut, but makes you 11004 in deed ” You cannot, like Joshua of old. com mand the sun to stand still, while he detains you“lime and tide wait for no man.” The minutes and hours will move on, however re luctant you may be to see them wasted, and every one of them you lose is just so much of existence lost. Did it.nevet occur to those lazy drones, who never litid time to do anylhiug but to detain ami hinder industrious people, that they are iu laet committing an injury to others which they can never repair ? They would, perhaps, shrink from stealing a neighbor’s purse, hut have no compunctions on account of robbing him of that time, a seasonable improvement of wliielt is tile only means be lias of tilling that purse. For ourself, we can liavs but lit tle patience with those good-natured, do uothing soil of men who seem always to take it lor granted when we meet them, that we have uo more u=e of time than themselves, and thit we can, of course, just as well as not, stop half an hour and go into a discus sion of any topic they please to start, or stand still and hear their talk about nothing. We always tcel uneasy in the presence ot such people; and If we see one ot them in passing, approaching in our direction, wc would as soon dodge Into the first pla<c of nf Trn^ V 7°?1 retreat the smoke of a coal-pit which we saw forcing its mur ky ! column in our pathway. * j Perhaps we are singular in these notions • hut industrious people who have lamilics dci*nd ent on their labor and attention to business i always have their work systematically laid out, and their hours through the day pre-en gaged in the morning. Ail interrupiims ol such appropriations of time are hindrances to their success, and they cannot endure them willingly. The maxim is a good on-1—“Call on business men at business hours, do the business you have with them, aud then go about your own business.” If every one would regard this, they would not only bene fit themselves hut would prevent an ipj ury to others, besides saving to themselves aud soci ety the eifects of much idle gossip. Perhaps we are too mathematical. It may be that we go too much by square aud compass. But when a man, duriug the hours of business, cads on or approaches us, we wish him lo state distinctly just what lie wants, and when he has done so stop for an answer. Our te ply shall be as correct and conclusive. Let this end the matter, unless some new or oth er subject is necessary to be introduced. In this way everything that is wanted can he properly disposed of, and time be saved to all the parlies concerned. There are some trades in which men can listen to the long talks of their customers without suspending their la bors; there are others in which this is impos sible. I3y tnese remarks we do not mean to say that people, situated as they are in civilized society, should give no time, even in business hours, to pleasing and .sensible conversation. This is, indeed, a great benefit and comfort— a relief from the tedium of toil. Man has something to do in this world besides making money. He h. s mental as well as bodily wants to supply. He is a social being. He was made tor society. Reading and conversa tion are of vast importance to his intellectual improvement. And a wise man, in laying out his time, will not fail to make a suitable provision for study and conversation, as well as for actual labor aud attention to business. Indeed, labor, study and rest are all indispen sable to health ot body and of mind. Per haps they should be about equally divided as to time. Hut our article has relation to busi ness hours, and is designed to administer a merited rebuke to those very good-natured or very idle people, who cannot, or rather will not, contrive auy business of their own to at teud to, hut who take it lot granted that eve ry one they meet is as prodigal of time as themselves, buck geopie should be apprised ol tbu injury they iniliet on more industrious people, and learn, in the lauguage of Poor Richard, to '110 short—he short.” Encouragement la Native l’octrr. Somebody writes to the New York Tost, announcing a new literary movement, as fol lows : A few days, ago we mentioned that the ar tists had presented a petition to Congress with the purpose ol procuring an increase of duties on foreign paintings, with u view to the en couragement aud protection of native art. 1'hat artists, a ciuss whom one expects to lie cosmopolitan by virtue of their occupation, should be engaged in such a movemeut struck me with mingled surprise and disgust; and at first I was inclined to set 4<lown as a hoax got up by some wicked Ilrltish free traders to annoy our friends of the Tribune. VVhat however, I set dowu as jest has turned out to be sober truth. Knowing, then, that the btatoineut is not 1 liction but reality, we have been prepared to hear with lessened astonishment a rumor toot the poetasters, builders of rhyme, laity or otherwise, and dabblers generally in the insane art (as Horace eli iraeterizes it; of this coun try, are about to petition Congress to put a specific' duly ol one hundred dollars upon ev ery copy Ol a poem by a foreign uutlior and ud valumut tax upon every reprint. It is Bre ed, Uie minor goes, by thrj-petitioners, that many unpatriotic people prefer to state their poetic tlix* in foreign fouu tuius to drinking from our own native He licons, the result of which is that many a youth ot promise, who might have beonaspir uer ot verses, is driven into the more sord d and prosaic walks ot life, where he eon make a better living than by working lor an un grateful people, who, as tong us they cau havt good poetry, do not seemingly care irom what comment it comes, wholly indifferent, it ap pears, to establishing a national literature. It is a-ked that Shakespeare shall he al lowed to enter tree ol duty, he being raw ma terial, indispensable In the uianulacture ot poetry here. The same demand is made in lavor ol Walker's Rhyming dictionary. t he petitioners say they nave no doubt that ii Congress will accede to their request, be fore long poets will be developed even in New Jersey, capable ol producing works but liule interior to the Proverbial Pnilosophy ot Mai tin Kaiquhar Tupper, or the Course of Time of Pollock. The Miorm in ■>«*!•■. To THE ElHTOtt OF TIIE PllBASi UitI you get so shockingly ‘‘snowed up” in Portlaud as we did iu Boston;' Tradition saitU tlieie was once ou a time sucli a storm beiore in ye goodly town ol Boston—though we can scarcely credit it—when trusting sub utbans came into Ihe city in the morning to i heir daily vocations, and it snowed and snow ed and blowcd and blowed, till they couldn’t get home at night, and metropolitans had to turn good Christians and feed the hungry and take iu the strangers, till drills could be shov eled and railroads ploughed out. Alter ten days ol cleat cold weather and a bright suu, aud after a night ol cloudless moonlight, snow began to tall towards mom ing. The horse cars went iu from Dorches ter at six o’clock, hut at eight I met them struggling out with four horses. The cai theu going in was crowded almost to suffoca tion, hut from respect to criuoiiuc X was hustled tuside, while Capsicus laced the blast without. Xji ten minutes Ins hair and heard had become silver white, with icicles depend ing Horn eyebrows, uose aud mustache—his picture would admirably have illustrated the Frost King. In (be city it snowed and blew and drill ed all day, aud the horse-railroad companies groaned and gnashed their teeth, had blue visions of tailing, and at one o’clock got out their hideous old coaches, aud run the wheeled carriages under cover, while the pool horses Uuundered through the driits, mid pe destrians, blind and cold and wet, sought iu vain to crowd into the little sleigh coaches, few and far between. No mails reached the postothce, no trains went out, seven cure were stuck in the snow between Salem aud Lynn, the depots were lairly througod with anxious thousands, and still it suowed and blewand drifted. Children from the schools on their wty home stumbled into the drifts and would have suffocated if passers had not helped them out—and this morning there are sad, heart rending slories of children that never reached their homes until homo thither, little lifeless tVozen forms, into grief-stricken and horror stricken families, iu one school room sixteen staid all night, and no one went near to care for them. lhe shadA ol night were tailing fast,” when two girls came in from round the cor uer, the very pictures of despair aud dismay. I was tying up my ears with my scarf, secur ing my veil, and putting on a pair of Capsi cus's old socks over my bools preparatory to tfoing out into the storm; but their disconso late taces and doleful stories ol drills as high as their heads, reduced my courage to zero. Hut 1 went bravely fixth, and found it better than I had expected. Washington street was being vigorously shoveled, and the most disa greeable feature ol my adventure consisted in shovelfuls of snow being continually thrown upou rue. When I appeared before C'apsicus, ha be rated me soundly for coming out. as his greet ing but I suggested that the scolding would keep, but I should melt if he drdir’t take tire broom and v*eepmc, or shake me, or pull nil my gloves so that 1 could shake myself, lie compromised the matter by doirg the shaking, sweeping aud scolding all at one time, and then he weutlo the station with me, where a little coach was wailing, with seats for ten, and about two bundled people trying to get intolt. Dauntless, I climbed on the steps. Capsicus crowded m"1 in. and I crowded the rest forward, and it was (bund to ho possible I to wedge in another small person on the sent. so 1 was .mite comfortable. Venerable gen tlemen took blooming young girls on th.-ir knees, while tail men stood bent into right angles. My attention was fully occupied with watching the bending and cracking of the root overhead, beneath its unwonted weight ar.d one of the outside passengers playfully put his foot through a window. We made hue progress until we reachvd the open coun try, then every few minutes the conductor or deied, ‘ aU hands oil and push.'’ They grew tardy in obeyhig him at length, when he in them with more truth than suavity, t lai1 l>ctter 110 il> or they would have to stay there all night. Greatly 1 congratulated mvself when I alighted iron, the coach th„ , , . , , . ,ilu» that we had not up set or broken down. Hut the end was not yet I was yet some distance horn home and before me was an unbroken snow-drift lull three feet deep. 1 got through it some how, and the sidewalk had been broken through by now and then a traveller, and put ting forth every cifort 1 reached the comer from which I could see my own door, only two roils distant; but the whole street 1 must cross was piled with one huge drift, and the wiud aud snow were blowing in a hurricane down the street. 1 was fairly blown over into tlie snow.— 1 bad taken oil’my gloves because they were 'vet, and my bare hands dipped into the feathery snow, aud the the air was freezing. I stru gled into a doorway, almost frantic with my achiug hands. I thought I would go into this house and recover my breath, and get my hands warmed before attempting the moun tain of snow between me and my owu door. But I shrank from strangers. So I made one last desperate struggle, and reached my door way, breathless aud nearly sullbcated. and the agonizing pain of my fingers increasing. I had scarcely strength to open the door, or ring the bell. But 1 did get into the warmth of my own room, plunged my hands into cold water, and in half an hour they quite stopped ach ing, and l was warm and comfortable as to my physical condition, but mentally—hor rors! Capsicum did not come with mo, he must wait for the next coach, and what if there should be no next coach! Ho would start to walk—it was well enough in the town, but two miles over that United road, with the piercing blast and blinding snow, lie would never reach home, no never! hut perish like Alpine hunters in the fearful drills, and I could not go in search of him and—oh, dear! de?r! dear! But then, it was no use to begin to worry till nine o'clock, and it was only seven now, so I would set supper all ready first. What do you thiol: ? I had scarcely filled the tea ket tle, belOre the oultr door opened quickly. There was a violent stamping in the hail. I rushed out. Capsicus was takmg off his over coat,—calm, unruffled, warm and pleasant,— and only said, “Pass me the broom, dear.” I really believe it was positive pleasure tor him to plough through those four feet drifts,’ for ho went out directly, again, to get milk for tea, through that same drift where I had nearly perished. Walk home indeed! I believe that man could have walked live miles over the Doi chcster hills that niglit, and felt refreshed by It. I shall never worry about him again. If there are earthquakes and tornadoes. * In the morning he went to shoveling, throwing huge shovelfuls over his head. I watched him slyly—the strong steady motion, and gractlul, stalwart figure. Then I began to pity him—out in the cold, and his aching arms; so I went to the door to ask him to come in ami get warm. Of course lie laughed and said lie was never winner in his life, and if he “only had a great snow-shovel he could do something—but that tea-spoon!” But when I hinted that the beef steak and coffee were ready, he came right in. nc has hts weaknesses, alter ail. II you thiuk 1 have exaggerated that tearful driit he lore my door, l wdl and, that an wer iug tl e door-he 1J just now—two days later— the disconsolate coal-man informed me that he “had a ton of coal for me at the corner, hut twenty horses couldn't haul it over that drift, and he should have to haul it back to the city.’’ —And he did. L, a. b. c. Bouton, Jan. 10, lSf>7. VAKIE ms. — A Kansas correspondent of a Chicago pa per says that “pools" are sold in the senatorial contest just as they are at a horse race, there are ten choices on the card. —It lias been decided by the Supreme court of Appeals of Virginia that a married wom an's clothing belongs to the husband. —The American Bible Society issues a caution to the public against tho quack doc tor who advertises his nostrums from the Bib le llosue, New York, and who endeavors to give the impression that lie is connected with that establishment. No. 12 is occupied by the Post-OMce Department as Station D; and it is no more the office of the reverend quack, than of any person who sends or receives let ters from Station I). —Social progress in tlic South is indicated by the fact that the Charleston Cornier edito rially protests against so much tobaeco-cliew log. —The Petersburg Index, in commenting on the tiring of a salute at the inauguration of Gov. Oeary, amiably says:—“If the guns hail been double-shotted and tired at Geary, the result might possibly have been more satisfac tory.” —-V conductor on a Now York street car pushed a lady from the platform, whilo the ear was in motion, and she broko her leg. A Jury awarded her $'iflfiO damages. —A Richmond paper boasts that Virginia is not now dependent on the Yankees for ice. —The poles that support the telegraph wires between Aspitiwall and Panama arc encased iu cement, wood being incapable of resisting the ravages of the worms and natural decay. —The value Of the estate of the late Edward Mott Robinson of New Dcdford, admitted to probate this week iu New York, is sworn at four and a half millions. The will, as now finally sn uiued, leaves Miss Hetty H. Robin son $000,000 iu her own right, $10,000 to each of the executors, $10,000,to the town of South King-ton. Rhode Island, for educational pur poses, ami, the remainder ot his estate to his executors, in trust for Miss Robinson. The United States stamp duty on the will amounts to $*J*J.T0. —An exchange says that such men as Johnson and Seward are the cream of the country, It, they are, the sooner the country is skimmed the better lor it. —Some Southern bachelor editor is growl ing because the dear creatures of that section will wear fnrs. He thinks it a foolish fashion, entirely unnecessary, and a Yankee abomina tion. That editor ought to be kept out nt night without an overcoat while the thermometer is at zero. —in tno rural amines uia^uiw themselves as peddlers. When they find but one or two persous in the house they exhibit their goods, which are beforehand sprinkled with chloroform, and when the drug does its work carry off what valuables they can find. —We are happy to note that a bench of mag istrates in Derbyshire, Eughuid, have just sentenced Jem Mace, Joe Goss and three other less notorious pugilists, to a mouth’s imprison ment with hard labor, for taking part in a prize-fight. —A New Bedford lady recently wrote to a Boston publishing house for a copy of “Gel lert; or, Trust in God,” and received, for reply, “There is no Trust in God’ in Bostou.” — Cincinnati is troubled about its water. A ‘ peculiar flavor and bouquet” distinguishes all the water from the hydrants, attributable to the refuse washed down from the slaughter houses by Doer creek, near tlu; mouth of which the pipes take up the supply for the use of the city. The theory is advanced that the sn >w lying about the Ohio and its tributaries, from Pittsburg down, absorbs the impurities from the smoke wli ch continually fills the at mo sphere in all that region. —The change going on in Southern popula tion is iHusirat *d by the fact that on Thursday of last week, as the brig Derby was about to sail from New Orleans to Bio Jam r>, with disificcted Southerners as emigrants to Tra zil, the liark Sonora, from Bremen, was com ing up the river with a company of German emigrants. —The steamer having Surratt on board i* not expected before the last of next wo k.