Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, January 29, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated January 29, 1867 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. J,ne S3, iso». «■ PORTLAND, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 20, 1867. ~ ~c~ TUB PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is everyday. (Sunday excepted j at No. . 1 lrintera Exchange, Commercial Street, Portland. N. a. POSTER, Proprietor. Terms Eight Dollar* a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the aun* place < very Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, nvariably in advance. Kates of Advebtisiko.—One inch of space,tn euglhof column, constitute* a “square.” $I.r>o per square daily first week: 75 cents por week alter; three insertions, or leas, $1.00; eontin li ng every other day alter first week, 50 cents. Hall square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one w -ek. $1.00; 50 cents per week alter. Under head of “AMUSEMENTS,” $2.00oer square per week; three insertions or less, $1.50. SPECIAL Notices,$1.25 per square lor tho first in sertion, and 25 cents pel square lor each subsequent niertfon. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State PtEHS” (which has a large circulation in every pnr of ,1m State)lor $1.00 per square tor first insertion* aud >Q cents per square tor each subsequent inser tion,J?* N. BUSINESS CAROS. C7 J. SCHUMACHER, FRESCO PAINTER. Oflce at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. Q. Schlotter beck & Co., r 303 C onurcHH Ml, Portland, Re, jal2dtf One door above Brown. H. M.BBE WEB, (Successor* to J. Smith & Co.) Manuiuclurer of I..-inker Belting. Also for sale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, BIVKTM and BUBS, sept3dtt n 311 CougreM Street. W. I*. EBEEMAN & CO., Upholsterers and Manufacturers oi FURNITURE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Spring-Beds, Mattresses, Few Cushions, No. 1 Ulnpp’a Block- fool Cbe.tnut Street. Mol'llnnd. tV. P. Freeman, T). W. Deane. C. L. Quinbv. augioti n A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers in Stoves, Banges A Furnaces, Can be found in tbeir NEW BFILDINR ON I.HUE 8T., (Opposite the Market.) Where they will be pleased to see all their former ' customers and receive orders as usual. augl7dtf u I CHASE, CHAM A STURTEVANT, GENERAL Commission Merchants, Wldgery’B Whart, Portland, Me. octlBdtr HOWARD dt CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M v)NE. Office No. 30 Exchange Street, Joseph Howard, jy9tt n Nathan Cleaves. M. PEAR SOX, Gold and Silver Plater —AND— Manufacturer of Silver Ware, Templei Street, first door from Congress Street PORTLAND, ME. May 19—dly n A. WILBUR & co., 112 Treinont Street, Boston, Importers and Dealers in WELCH and AMERICAN HOOFING SLATES, of all colors, and slating nails. Careful attention paid to shipping. n aug22-6m JABEZ C. WOOD MAS, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Has saved liis Library. Office at2 2 1-2 Free street, in the Griffith block, 1 bird story. n jybdll' BRADBURY & SWEAT Counsellors at Law, 449 CONGKEN8 STREET, Chadwick Mansion, opposite United States Hotel. Portland Maine. Bion Bradbury. nov Dtf J . D. M. Sweat Deering, Milliken & Co., Wholesale Fry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, aug31-dtf Portland, Maine. JOSEPH STORY PenrhfH Marble Co. Manufacturers and Dealers in Enameled Slate Chimney Pieces, Brackets, Pier slabs, Grates and Chimney Tops. Importer and dealer in Eng lish Floor Tiles, German and French Flower Pots, Hanging Vases, Parian, Bisque, and Bronze Sfaluetts and Busts. Glass Shades and Walnut Stands, Bohe mian and Lava Vases ami oilier wares. 112 TREMONT STREET Studio Building _aug22—Om n_BOSTON, Mass. SHEPLEY & STROUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OFFICE. Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex change street. G. F. SHEPLEY. jy9tl A. A. STBOUT. R. W. ROBINSON, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, 449 Congress Street. Jan 4—dtf PERCIVAL BONNEY, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, i Morton Bloch, Congress Street, | Two Doors above Preble House, PORTLAND, ME. novl9 tf DAVIS, ME3EHVE, HASKELL & 00.7 Importers and Jobbers of Dry Goods and Woolens, Arcade 18 Free Street,) F. DAYIS, ) l. ha»kkll: \ PORTLAND, MB E. CHAPMAN. 1 n0V»*65dtf IF. F. PHILLIPS & CO., Wholesale Druggists, No. 148 Fore Street. oct 17-dtf__ JOHN W, DANA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St. Dec 6—dll' _ JIOSS a- FEEJVY, PLASTERERS, TLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL STU000 AND MASTIO WORKERS, Oak Street, between, Congress and Free St*., PORTLAND, ME. Coloring, Whitening and White-Washing prnmpt . Y attended to. Older* lrom oat ol town solicited. May 22—dl I s. L. CAltLETON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. 27 JHarlcet Square. Sept 24—dtf n A. E. <e C. H. If ASH El/E, DEALERS nr Groceries, Provisions, Went India Goods, Meals, At., AT LOWEST CASH PRICES. -‘ISI Congress Hi, Portland, Me. jat>5 dtf WM. W. WHIPPLE, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE, PORTLAND, ME. aug2 ti SMITH & CLARK) Wholesale Dealers in m TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, 1«0 FOHF, STREET, PORTLAND, ME. Janl4 _______ dtt W. W. THOMAS. Jr., Attorney and Counseller at Law, [Chadwick House,] 24ft Congress Street. oetfi-dly //. 31. PAY soy, STOCK BROKER* No. 30 Exchauge Street, PORTLAND, KE, »o21dt! BIUSNUSS cards. WILLIAM A. PEARCE,' PL17MBEB ! MAKER OF Force Pumps ami Water Closets, Warm, Fold and Shower Hatha, Wa«h Bowln, Brnsa and Silver Plated Cock*. Every description of Water Fixture tor Dwelling Houses, Hotels and Fublic Buildings, Slops, etc., ar ranged and set up in the best manner, and all orders in town or country faithfully executed. Constantly on hand Lead Pipes and Sheet Lead and Beer Pumps of all kinds. Also, Tin Hoofing, Tin Uonduclnni and ! work in l hat line done in the best manner. Vfr~‘All kinds ot Jobbing promptly attended to. NO. ISO FORK ST., Portland, Me. ja|H5 d3m CnCBCIIILL, BROWNS k MANSON, COMMISSION MERCHANTS, PORTLAND, MAINE, —AT— jaul5 1m N«. ill India Street, Boston. J. B. HUDSON, JR~ ARTIST, 27 Market Square, Mig21d6m PORTLAND, ME. W. H. WOOD cf SOX, BROKERS, No. 17s-Fore Street. y7 if CLOUDMAN A STEVENS, WHOLESALE DEALERS IX W. I, Goods and Groceries, No. 3 Long Wlnirf, Foot of Exchange St., _ ia26d3w» PORTLAND, ME. THOS. K. JONES, SIGN PAINTER, SUCCESSOR TO WM. CAPEN, at present at OSBOOD’S, VI MARKET SQUARE. Refers as specimens of ins work to tho following signs:—Lowell & Sen ter, Bailey & Ncycfi, Ocean In surance Co., and others on Exchange street; Cros man & Co., Scblottorbeck & Co., Lowell & Sen ter, and others on Congress street; W. T. Kilborn & Co., A. D. Reeves, and others on Free street. ,iai'9dlm* BUILDING. LUMBER, Wholesale and Retail. BOARDS, Blank, Shingles ami Scantling ol all sizes constantly on hand. Building material sawed to order. 18A AO I>YER. anglltfNo. Uj Union Wharf. Great Inducements FOR PARTIES WISHING TO BUILD. THE subscribers otter for sale a large quantity ol desirable building lots in the West End oi'the city, lying on Vaughan, Pine, Neal, Carlton, Thomas, West, Emory, Cushman. Lewis, Braiuhail, Monu ment, Danfort li. Orange and Salem Streets. Tlicv will sell on a credit of from one to ten years, il desfreu uv tue purchasers. From parties who build immediately, no cm 8H payments required. Apply at the office 01 the subscribers, where full particulars may be obtained. r, J.B. BROWN & SONS. Portland, May 3, 1865. ma 5tt AHCIIITKCTUKlk A ENGINEBRI1VG. Messrs. ANDEKSON. BONNELL * CO., have made arrangements with Mr. STEAD, an Architect of established reputation, and will in future carry on Architecture with their business as Engineers. Par ties intending to build are invited fo call at thcii ottice, No. 306 Congress street, and examine eleva tions and plans ol churches, bonks, stores, blocks ot buildings, 4rc. . j 12 WM. II. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Maple Street. General Agent lor the State tor H . W . J O II K S * Improved Roofing? For buildings ot all kinds. CAR and 8TKAM B(>AT DECK ING. ROOFJNG CEMENT, for coat ing and repairing all kinds ot roofs. PRESERVA TIVE PAINT for iron and wood work, Metal Roofs, &c. COMPOUND CEMENT, for repairing leaky shingled roots. BLACK VARNISH, for Ornamen tal Iron work &c. Full descriptions, e rcular. prices, &c. furnished by mail or on application at the office, where samples and testimonials can be seen. sep12dtf COPARTNERSHIP. Dissolution of Copartnership. By mutual consent Cyrus Staples’ interest in our firm ceases on and after tliis date. All persons bolding bills against the late firm are requested to present them lor payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at the old stand, No. 178 Com mercial street. CYRUS STAPLES, GEO. M. STAN WOOD, D. P. NOYES. The business will be continued by the remaining partners under the name and style of Stamvood & Noyes. GEO. M. STAN WOOD, D. P. NOYES. January 1, 1867.__ jan9d3w THli UMH USIGiVEU have finned TS X partnership for the purpose of transacting a Clothing and Furnishing Goods business, under the firm ot ROBINSON & KNIGHT, At INS COAGUENN STREET. O’NEIL W. ROBINSON, STEPHEN D. KNIGHT. Portland, Dec. 8,1RG6. dtt Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have formed a copartnership un der the firm of COBB & BEHRENS. for the transaction of a General Lumber business. GEORGE W. COBB, FREDERICK BE HER NS. Portland, January 22, 1867. Jan23dlw* COOPER & MORSE, rtlAKE pleasure in informing their old patrons and X friends that they have resumed business at their OLD STAND, lorner of Market and Milk streets, where they will keep constantly ou hand the best as sortment of Meats, Poultry, Game, &c.. That the market affords, and It will he their earnest andeavor to serve their customers with promptness and fidelity. decl dtt French Language and Literature TAUGHT BY PROF. LEON DE MONTIER, I.^ROM France; graduated in the Academic de Par is Universilie de France. Late Professor in the French Language and Literature in the McGill Uni versity and High School of Montreal. Canada East. Prof. LEON de MONTIER begs leave to say that he is prepared to give Lessons in the above impor tant branceli of modern education, both in Schools and private families. Classes may also l>c 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 difficulties of beginners, whilst to more advanced pupils he w ill impart a pro ficiency ol speaking, together with the pure Parisian accent, so deservedly esteemed by all well educated people. Nothing shall be wantiilg on tlie part of Prot. L. de j M. to enable his pupils to make tlie moBt rapid pro gress, and by his exertions to speak the French lan guage in the shortest time. Applications as to the terms may he made by letter or otherwise, at 52 Freest, or at Messrs Bailey & Noyes Book store, Exchange st. References are kindly i**rmitted by the following: In Portland.—Rev, Dr. Dalton, corner South and Spring Streets; Rev. K. Bolles; Dr. Fitch, 87 State Street; Dr Chadwick 295 Congress Street ; Dr. Lud wig ; C. O. Files Esq. Principal of Portland Acade my. January 10. dtf “THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD.” The Gold Pen-Beat and Ohea.pe.st of Pena1 Morton’s Gold Pens J Tbe Best Pens in tbe World! For Hale at bis Headquarters, No 25 Maiden Lane, New York, and by every duly-appointed Agent at tbe same prices. A Catalogue, with full description of Sizes and Prices, sent on receipt ct letter postage. no20d&w6rn A. MORTOIV. S. WINSLOW & CO.’S NEW GROCERY! HAVING moved into our new store, next door be low our old stand, and fitted it for a tfIRST CLASS (GROCERY, we beg leave to return our thanks to our numerous patrons tor 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 i our stock a choice variety of pure groceries, and hope by selling the best of goods At the Lowe*! «n»h Prices! to merit a tair share of patronage. The same atten tion as heretofore paid to orders tor Meat* and Vege tables for dinners. Cart will call lor orders every morning if desired. S. WINSLOW & CO. No. 28 Spring Street Market. 8. WINSLOW. C’ E* PA0E* January 11. dGm HANSON d WINSLOW’S Steam Mills, Iron Foundry, Ploutfli Mnunlhctory, WE would Inform tilt: public that we are prepar ed to Itirnish Castings of every description to j order at short notice. We new have on hand an as ! sort ment ol Window Weights. Sled Shoes and other j castings. We arc prepared to furnish Castings lor Rail Road Companies and Ship Builders. Also, Waning, Jointing, Matching and Sawing promptly done _ _ „ J. W. HANSON, C. C. WINSLOW. 46 York Ml., Head ot hmilh’e Wharf. Jan l—d Lewis pierce. Attorney,and Conusollot It Law, No. g Clapps Block. JuliH COPAKTNUlCSItlP. j Dissolution of^Copartnership. i THE copartnership heretofore existing v.ndcr the : firm name of Barbour & Hasty is this day dis solved by mutual consent. W. F. BARBOUR, ANDREWS HASTY. Portland, Jan. 14, 18C7. Copartnersh ip Notice ! THE undersigned havtfthis (lay formed a copart nership under the firm name of Hasty & Kim- ‘ ball. ANDREWS HASTY, G. P. KIMBALL. Portland, Jan. 14,18C7. janl5d3w Copartnership Notice, THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under th$ lirm name of EVANS & BAYLEY. for the purpose of carrying on the Crockery and Furniture Business in all its branches, and have taken a lease ot stores Nos-1 & 2 Free Street Bloch. AHAD EVANS, UAFAEL A. BAYLEY. Portland, Jan 1,18C7. janl4dtf_ Copartnership Notice ! THE undersigned have formed a Copartnership under the firm name of the, Pari* Flouring Company , and have taken the Paris Mills formerly carried on bv Messrs Woodman & Co. at South Paris, Me. Mr. Charles Bailey of the former firm will remain at So. Paris, and Messrs Crawford & Morgan, may be found at 143 Commercial St. Portland. All orders, and remittances, should be addressed to the Pari* Flouring Co., and sent cither to South Paris or Portland, where wc shall keep con stantly on hand a full assortment of our Flour. CHARLES BAILEY, FRANKLIN CRAWFORD, ANDREW P. MORGAN. Portland, Jan. 14th 18o7 jan 14d&w3w Copartnership Notice. THE copartnership heretofore existing under the firm name of GEO. T. BURROUGHS A CO., expired this day by limitation. GEO. T. BURROUGHS, H. B. MASTERS, JOHN B. HUDSON. Portland, Jan. 8, 1867. Having purchased the stock and good will of the late firm of GEO. T. BURROUGHS & CO., I 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. CHlS. B. WHITTERIOBE. Portland, Jan. 9,18C7. dtf Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the style ot SMITH & CLARK, tor the purpose of conducting business as wholesale dealers in TEAS, COFFEES AND SPICES, AT 199 FOSE STREET. A. M. SMITH, C. J. 01.AUK. Portland, Jan. 1,18G7. .ianl4U2\v Dissolution of Copartnership rjMIE Copartnership heretofore existing between FENDERSON & SABINE, Is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The affairs of the lato firm will be settled by W. A. SABINE, who will continue the Wholesale Fruit and Fsuiey Gro ceries, &c., at the Old Stand. J. A. FENDERSON, W. A. SABINE. Jan. 1,18G7. janl0d3w Copartnership Notice. MR. IRA J. BATCHELEK 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 EP^Star please copy. Copartnership. THE undersigned have this day associated them selves together under the firm name of EICKETT & GRAY, to do a Paint, Oil and Yarninb Business in all its branches at 187 FORE 8TREET. JEROME B. PICKETT, Jan. 1,18C7—tf_WILLIAM GRAY. Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the name of Small, Davis & Pomeroy, Successors to Messrs. Merrill Bros. & Cushing, late Merrill & Small, in the Wholesale Fancy Goods Business, over Davis, Mcserve, Haskell & Co., IS Free Street. CHAS. SMALL, SAM’L G. DAVIS, W. Y. POMEROY. Portland, Jan 1st, 1867. ja£d4w NOTICE. THE 8uhscril»er having disposed rf his Stock in store to Messrs Burgess, Fobes & Co., Requests all persons indebted to him to call at their Counting Roma No. 80 Commercial 81..Thom as Block, and settle. Thankful for past favors, he commends to his friends and former patrons their large and well selected Stock ol Leads, Oils, Colors, &c. CHARLES FORES. Portland, Jan. 2, 1867. (12ir. Dissolution of Copartnership. THE copartnership heretofore existing between the subscrihers, under the firm name of Randall Brothers, is tins day dissolved by mutual consent. The affa'rs of the late linn will be settled at the old stand by either party. J. F. RANDALL, JOHN RANDALL. Portland, January 17, 1867. COPARTNERSHIP. THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the name of JOHN RANDALL & CO., for the purpose of transacting a Whole rale Flour Busiuc*s, and have taken the store owned by D. T. Chase, Commercial street, head Long Whart JOHN RAN DALL, G. A. HUNT, Portland, Jati. 17, 1867. E. A. GLIDDEN. COPARTN ERSHIP . THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the name of RANDALL.EMERY & CO., and will continue the Wbolsalc Grocery and Provision RaftiucsM* at the old stand ot Randall Brothers, Commercial street, head Central Wharf. J. F. RANDALL, GEO. H. EMERY, C. H. RANDALL. Portland, January 17,1867. jan21d2w Dissolution of Copartnership THE copartnership heretofore existing under the name of.CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is this day dissolved.by mutual consent. All persons hoM ng bills against the lirm, are requested to present them tor payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at 337 Congress Street. CALVIN EDWARDS. WILLIAM G. TWOMBLY. The subscriber having obtained the fine store No. 337 Congress Street, will continue the business, and will keep constantly on hand PIANO FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which he can sell at the manufacturer's lowest pricks. Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS. OLD PJLANOS taken in exchange. 53T Orders foy tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. WM. G. TWOMBLY. November 26, 1866. dtf Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this day formed a co partnenhp under the style and tirm of Morgan, Dyer & Co., And have purchased ot Messrs. LORD & CKAW I ff^RD their Stock and .ease of store No. 143 Commercial Street, basinet ^>a,I>°8e °* transacting a general wholesale IV. I. Goods, Groceries, Flour and Provisions, ^Consignments oi Cooperage, Lumber, Country Produce, A,,:., solicited, and sliaii receive personal and prompt attention. a. p. MORGAN/ J- W. DYEIt, _ . „ no ,arr J-HANNAFORD. Port and. Sept 10.18CC. sepHkltl WN. WYKK.can be lound with a new stock . of Sewing Machines, ot various kinds; Silk Twist, Cotton—all kinus and colors, Needles, Oil, Ac. lOBMiddle street, up one flight stairs. jul176od Notice. f PERSONS clearing Uie mins or digging cellars can lind a good place tj deposit their rubbish on I Franklin Wharf. 1 sept 10 dtf S. BOUNDS, Wharfinger. REMOVALS. It E M O V A L . JAMES O’DONNELL, Counsellor at Law, Notary Public A* CominiftNioncr of Deeds, Has removed to Clapp’* New Block, COR. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, dan 15._(Over Sawyer's Fruit Store.) dtf K E M O V A L. ! W. II. CLIFFORD, Counsellor at Law, And Solicitor of Patent*, Has Removed to Corner of Brown and Congress Streets, jalti BROWN’S NEW BLOCK. dtf OUT OF THE FIRE! B. F. SMITH A SON’S New Photograph Rooms, — AT— NO. 16 MARKET SQUARE. aui>20 11 dtf «. a. DOWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT August 30,1866. n dtf R K M O V AlTTT THE Merchants National Bank Will remove on MONDAY, Nov. 12, to the OFFICE OF H. M. PAYSOW, 33 Exchange St. OulOdtf REMOVED. • STROUT & GAGE, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., • _ Over I.oring’, Drug Store. 8. C. BT.KOCT. 11. W. GAGE. dec31 d&wtf HOLDEN & PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Ofjlcc, 229 1-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House. A. B. HOLDEN. SCp5tftl H. C. PEABODY. Harris & Waterhouse, • JOBBEBS OF Hats, Caps and Furs. Portland, Dec. 3d i860. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hats, Caps, and Furs, have removed to their New Store, No. 12 Exchange Sireet, F. R. HARRK. Ile4tf J. K. WATERHOUSE. O. M. & i). W. NASH have resumed business at the head of Long Wharf, under J. W. Munger’s Insurance Office, and will be pleased to see their former customers anil receive their orders as usual. July lo, 1866. n dtt DO%V & LIBnUY. luNuraure Agruta, will be found at No 117 Commercial, corner ot Exchange St. Home Otllcc of New York; National Office of Boston; Narragausett Office of Providence; Putnam Office of Hartford; Standard Office of New York, and other reliable offices, are represented by this agency. John Dow. jy25dtf F. W. Libbey. BY HO IV', GKEEIVOIJGH & CO., Furs, Hats, Caps and Robes, 164 Middle St,, over T. Bailey tf Co. jullTtt WOOII.TIAN. TKIJE A CO., Wholesale Dry Goods, No. 4 Galt Block, Commercial St. Jul 17—»1ir MOTIOE. H. J. LIBBY A’ CO., Manufacturers anil Commission Merchants. Counting Room over First National Bank, No. 23 Free street, second story. _iyll tf JAM IS BONK MERRILL. Dealer" in • Watches, Jewelry, Masonic Regalia, and Mili tary Goods, NoJ3 Free street, Portland. Same store with Geyer and Caleb iyI2dtf EAGLE Ml LLV, although burned up. tbe Pro prietors, Messrs. L. J. Hill & Co., are now pre pared to furnish Coffees, Spices. Cream Tartar, Ac, at their new place of business, No. 100 Green St. An Order Slate m *y be iound at Messrs. Low, Plummer & Co’s, No 83 Commerc al St, and at Mr C. M. Rice’s Paper Warehouse, No. L8D Fore Street. All orders promptly atteu ;ed to. Goods at the lowest prices. jullGtf HPA'IKAHD, Bookseller and Stationer, may be • found at No. 337 Congress St., corner of Oak SL__ jullOtl RS. WEBSTER if CO., can be found at tbe store • of C. K. Babb, Clapp’s Block, No. 0, where we offer a good assortment of Clothing and Furnishing Goods at low prices. jul 16 43H1TH & REED. Counsellors at Law. Morton ° Block, Congress St. Same entrance as U. S. Ar my offices. iyl2dtf Til E BANTU KIV EXPRENN PO. are now permanently located at No. 21 Free street, ami prepared to do Express Business overall the Rail road and Steamboat routes in the State, and West by P. S. & P., Eastern and Boston & Maine Roads to Boston, connecting there with Expresses to all parts of the country. For the convenience of our customers on Commer cial and Fore streets, an order book lor lreight Calls will be kept at office of Canadian Express Co., No. — Fore sireet. * J. N. WINSLOW. jy24 tf JA K. jVf • BA \ U) Attorneys and Counsellor, • No. 16 Free Street, naar Middle. juli3 A S. E. SPRING may bo found at tbe store of Fletcher if Co., corner ol Union and Commer cial streets. iyll tf ■MATHAN GOULD, Merchant Tailor, has removed to No. 16 Market Square, over Sweetsir’s Apotlie cary store. jyio—tt DEBLOIS A WEBB, Attorneys and Cl on a Mel I ora, at the Boody House) corner of Congress and Chestnut streets. jy‘26 MH. REDDY, • MERCHANT TAILOR, AND DEALER IN GENTS’ FURNISHING GOODS, No. 107 FEDERAL STREET. We have in store one of the finest assortment of ENGLISH, GERMAN, FRENCH and DOMESTIC CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, &c., that can 1m? found in Portland. These goods have been selected with great Care and especially adapted to the fashltmablc trade, and at prices that cannot fail to please, and all goods thoroughly shrunk and satisfaction guaranteed. A call is rcspeetltilly solicited. Thankful to friends for past patronage, hoping to merit a continuance of the same. janJdtf_M. H. REDDY, Proprietor. PI.l.YO-FOR TF. INSTRUCTION RIVEN on tlie PIANO FORTE, by Miss AGNES McC. LORD, 4’U CoMfprcM Nlrcet. January 4, 1S67. jafUlm* Portable Steam Engines, COMBINING the Maximum nf efficiency, dura bility and economy with the minimum of weight and price. They arc widely and favorably known, more than 600 being in use. All warranted satis factory, or no sale. Descriptive circulars sent on application. Address J. €. HOADLEY Or CO. Lawrence, Mass. Nov. fi. 1866 3md. A GREAT RUSH -AT P. M. fROST’S, -FOR BARGAINS! NO BIG PROFITS, NO DULL TRADE Bnl Crowds of Customer Who are receiving Blessings by buying Goods Cheap Blankets at Old Prices / Only $4,00 per pair. Fancy Shirting Flannels! ONLY 50c PER YARD. Good American Prints. 1 Shilling pr, yd. Bleached and Brown Cottons, At LOW PRICES! Thibet*, Shawls, Cloakings, Beav ers, Poplins. Dm» Good, of nil Description". WOOLEN GOODS FOR MEN & BOY’S WEAR! All of tlic above Goods will be offered at a GREAT REDUCTION from regular rates. Remember! No. 4 Deoring Block. Dec B—d&wtf Flour, Meal, &e. 100 BBLS. Baltimore Family Flour. 100 “ Baltimore extra Flour. 15 “ Rye Flour. 10 “ Buckwheat. 20 half hbls. Buckwheat. 40 bids, superior new Oat Meal. 25 “ kiln dried Meal. *° “ superior White Meal (for table use). 1000 lbs. Butter, &c.,&c., in store and just re ceived, tor sale by CHASE BROTHERS, jan5ST&Tlf_HEAD LONG WHARF. NOTICE. ALL persons indebted to the late Dr. Charles W. Thomas, arc requested to make immediate pay ment to the undersigned, who is duly authorized to collect the same. Office No. 188 Fore Street, over Canal National Bank. House No. 55 Danforth Street, corner of State Street. GEORGE A. THOMAS. January 1, 1807. eod4w Store to Let. THE GOTHIC STORE on Congress Street, op posite Latayetle Street. This is one of the best stands lor the Gperery Businc** in tbe City, baying hail a large trade for the past ten years. «. ?piy,t2 S. L. CARLirrON, jan 1 dedtt 27 Market Square, IN SITKA N C k IV O AV IS THE TIME TOINStTRE! IVITH THE GREAT Mutual Life Ius. t o., Ol Now York.

Cash Assets, $18,000,000. Increasing at the rate of 9300,000 per month. Another Grand Dividend! WILL be made on the first ot February next. Those who injure at Ibis time will derive tbc benefit ol'th&t dividend, which will add largely to the sum injured, or may be used iu payment of fu ture premiums. It is the 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 (treat Company are yielding a large increase, as the following cases will show: No of Ain't Ain’t of Dividend Policy. Insured Prem. Pd. Additional 518 *5500 2252,25 $2740,22 65« 500 201,23 575,02 7707 8000 3099,20 4836,87 7802 5000 2608,00 3217,84 10325 1000 359,80 544.52 10793 3000 1060,20 1579,53 4140 4000 , 533,90 085,93 12410 1500 410,y3 623,24 LIT" Many more cases with similar results and names can bo tarnished to those who will favor Ub with a call at our office. SUP* Do not fail to examine into the advantages this (ircai Company presents betoro insuring else where, by applying at the Agency of W. 1*. LITTtC A CO., Office 79 Ciunmerciai St., Up Stairs. mP*Non-Forfeitlng, Endowment, Ten Year, and all other form of Policies are issued by this Company on more tavorable advantage thau by any othcrCom pany. _ dec27dtf Reliable Insurance ! W.». LITTLE & Co, General Insurance Agents, Offices (for the present) at No 79 Commercial St,&30 Market ftqaare, (Lancaster Hall Building,) CONTINUE to represent tlio following Finn .Clan Fire Companies, viz: Phoenix, Of Hartford, Ct. Merchants’, Of Hartford, Ct. City Fire, Of Hartford, Ct. North American, Of Hartford, Ct. New England, Of Hartford, Ct. Allantic, Of Providence, R. I. Atlantic Mntaal, Of Exeter, N. H. And are prepared to place any amount wauted on , Good property, at tbe most favorable rates. BTFAlUi AND VILLAGE Property, and CITY DWELLINGS and Household Furniture insured for a term of years, on highly favorable rates. LOSSES PROMPTLY ADJUSTED AND PAID as heretofore, at our office. Every loss ol these of fices by the great fire in this Citvj was paid up with out any delay, difficulty or discount, (ol more than simple interest,) to the entire satisfaction of all the parties, to whom we are at liberty to refer. Dec. 27 dtf REMOVAL. Sparrow’s Insurance Office is tliis day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, ! to the new and commodious rooms NO. 00 EXCHANGE STREET, IN THE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where he is now prepared to place insurance, in all its forms, and for any amount, in companies second ts no others on the globe, and on the most favorable terms. £#'** Parties preferring first class insurance, are res pectfully invited to call. November 5, 18G6. dtf LS. Twoiubley, General Insurance Broker, • would inform his many friends and the publ'c generally that he is prepared to continue the insur ance Business os a Broker, and can place Fire, Life and Marine Insurance to ,„ny extent in the best Coin p mies in the United States. All business entrusted to my c re shaL be taitbiu.ly attended to. Office at C. M. Dice’s Paper Store, No. 1S3 Fore St, where orders can be left. inllGtf SPECIAL NOTICE —OF— Life Insurance! TTAVING been appointed General Agents for A J. Maine of the old New England Mutual Life Ins. C<n, Of Boston, Mass., being the oldest purely Mutual Life Ins. Co. in America, we wish titty good, active agents to work iu the ditlcrent cities and villages throughout the State. None need apply unless good reference can be give. The Co. is 23 years old and has paid in Dividends $1,217,000 00 and over $2,000,000 00 in loss es by death. It has now a well-invested accumulated Capital ofover $4,000,000 00. The Co. formerly made ind paid its dividends onee in five years. A Divi lend will be made up in Nov. 18GG, and annually thereafter, and available one year from date of Poli cy. Applications for local Agencies will be made to DUFUS SMALL & SON, Geit'l Agents, no21d3ra Biddeibrd, Me. Testimony is Authority I THE PUBLIC ESTIMATION - CF - Tilton & McFarland’s FIRE PROOF SAFES The great fire in Augusta was a severe lest as to the quality ol Sates. Attention is called to the tact that flic following uamed persons and business firms of Augusta have purchased since the calamitous fire of 18C5 Tilton & McFarland's Fire Proof Sates, vizDavid Cargill; Clias. K. Partridge; Parrott & Bradbury, two sates; Clias. E. Collcr; S. F. llobin - son; G. C. Voee; Charles F. Potter, late Peusion Agent; Baker & Weeks, Pond & Smith, two safes; C. W. Salford & Son; F. W. Kinsman; James A. Bicknell, Postmaster; Longfellow & Sanborn; James W. Cofren, late of Augusta, now of Lewiston; Decring & Holway; Gould & Buckley; Artemas Libbey; John G. Adams; Stevens & Say ward— twenty-one Sates in all. It is believed that only four Safes of any other make have been purchased In Augusta since tbe lire. jan24 dlw New Furniture Store ! fJUIE Subscribers have JUST OPENED at tbe Cor. of Washington & Congress Sts, —A— Furniture Establishment, Where they will keep for Hale every variety of FURNITURE! Manufactured by themselves in the most faithful manner, and in the latest styles, which will be sold at wholesale or retail at satisfactory prices. They also have a largo stock of Mattresses 1 Bedding! - AND Upholstery Goods. Particular attention paid to furnishing ves L. W. TIBBETTS <f? CO. Jan 17—d3w H. W. SIUIONTON & CO., 349 Congress St., Up Stairs. Fancy Linen Collars 15c. Tucked do. lOc. Cloud**, S7e. Pebbled Clouds 81.25. Nhetlaud Veils 50 and 75 els. {QT^Worstcd Goods at Deduced Prices. ja24dlf GENTtmiEUT WHIIING Clothing Cleansed ! AND REPAIRED, Cannot find a place where it can l»e done more to their satisfaction than at No. 20 Temple Street, Second Door l'roiu Congress st. Every Garment will receive prompt and faith ful attention. IiiidicH’ Sacqucs ! CLEANSED IN FIRST CLASS STYLEI fclr* Give me a trial and I will endeavor to please. CHARLES II. HAnONET. |y Highest Cash price paid for cast-oil' Clothing. Nov 21—(13m New Store—Just Open. BLUNT'& FOSS, dealf.bs is Builders Hardware,Nails,Glass, Wooden Ware DOORS, SASH AND JJLINDS, and CARPEN TEES TOOLS in Great Variety. On middle, between Hampshire & Franklin Sts. Jab. P* Blunt._Ja24d3m* Jas. A. Foss. GREAT DISCOVERY! HOGKBS’ Excelsior Pain Carer. The Best Preparation Ever Made Furstlie following Complaints: ALL NERVOUS and NEURALGIC PAINS, PLEURISY PAINS. RHEUMATISM, TOOTHACHE, „„ „„„„ HEADACHE, EARACHE, STIFF NECK, ’ DIPHTHERIA, . , , ., . .SORE THROAT and AGUE. Also Invaluable in all cases of Sprains and Bruises. Try it and you will be satisfied. Manufactured and sold wholesale and retail by W. W. Rogers, Hampden Comer, Maine. Sold in Portland by H. H. HAY & CO., wholesale and retail. .1al2dCm* CHiAHS. 200 M. Imported ana domestic Cigars tor sale by c. C, MITCHELL & .SON, JuUStt 178 Fore Street. | DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. | Tuesday Morning, January 29, 1867. Shall the INninn I.nw be Unforced* It appears to be quite certain that the Maine law will be so amended this winter as to pro vide imprisonment as a penalty for the illegal sale of intoxicating drinks. The convention recently assembled at Augusta to urge this amendment upon the attention of the Legis lature, asked also lor the appointment of a State constabulary ibree to put the law in vig orous execution. Whether the amended act will provide for such an establishment is douhtfhl. Whether it should, is a question which is keenly debated by the warmest friends of tbe amendment and which involves a re consideration of tbe whole ground of legisla tion on this subject. It must be remembered, in the first place, that prohibitive legislation in this direction is as yet an experiment. The sale of spiritu ous liqnors has Indeed been subject to legisla tive restrictions from time immemorial. The pernicious results of their use are pauperism and crime. Against such injuries society has a clear right to protect itself,aDd in one way or another has always striven to protect itself. Until within a few yeais however the aid of the law has been sought only to regulate, not te prohibit the sale ofliquors. Our present law aims to prevent the use of liquors,except for me dicinal or mechanical purposes, by prohibiting their sale. Except that it is more convenient to reach the sellers, it might as well forbid their use and punish the users. The law assumes that any use ofliquors except as a medicine, is injurious, and very many temperance men have no faith in their eilicacy as medicines. These theories are comparatively new. The legislation based upon them is as yet experi mental. L he experiment has proved only partially successful. The results, though sufficiently encouraging in the opinion of the friends of the law to justify further attempts to render it effective, have not come up to their antici pations. This was to be expected. It would have been marvellous, if the first attempt to frame a law so novel as this had been entirely satisfactory. None of our laws are perfect, though in some directions they are based on the universal experience of civilized society and their operation has been tested through centuries. Fifteen years is a very short time and a few American States offer a very limit, ed field, for the development of a new legisla tive idea. Now while all good citizens desire to see the public morality improved in this matter of Temperance, and none cun withhold admira tion and sympathy from the true-hearted men who, fiilly adopting the opinion that intoxicat ing drinks have no use except as medicines, are resolved to make it of some practical ben efit by incorporating it into our laws, we must nevertheless remember that many are unpre pared either to accept or reject the new doc trine, while others definitely reject it, and yet others though accepting it doubt or deny the expediency of legislating upon it. There are to be found therefore among the friends of Temperance, first a large and predominant class who fervently believe in the law; second, a considerable class who acquiesce in it; third, a class who distrust it. These classes have a common interest in seeing an experiment which promises so much thoroughly tried. No man lias any right as yet to call it a failure.— No man as yet calls it a success. Those who believe most firmly that It will succeed are at this moment seeking to improve the law. Un der these circumstances, wliat is most to be desired is that it should be modified as they would have It and thorough ly entbiced. It is not trying the experiment at all, to record the law upon the statute book and leave it there, a dead letter. We believe if the law is to be enforced, it is both necessary and desirable to take it out of the hands of the municipal authorities. Nec essary, because experience has abundantly proved that it will not he regularly and firmly executed by municipal authorities. Whether it can lie, is a question upon which opinions ditier. That it will not be, except spasmodi cally, is a matter of practical knowledge. De sirable, because although anything which per tains to legislation is liable to enter into poli tics and this subject is sure to, it ought as much as possible to be kept out or municipal politics. It is not desirable to have two par-, ties in every town and city, aiming to procure or to prevent the enforcement of a State law. The question belongs to State politics. In electing representatives to the Legislature, it should weigh. But if the people of the State want this law, they ought not to leave to any town the option to nullify it. It is of little use to shut up the drinking shops in Auburn for instance, while they are unmolested in Lewiston. We hope therefore that the amended act will provide for a State constabu lary to make it uniformly effective. If it is good for anything, let its usefulness be demon strated; if it is good for nothing, let us have that proved. The Bred Beau Cue. The correspondent of the Argus who rath er rashly denied that the Supreme Court ever declared that negroes in this country have “no rights which a white man is bound to re spect,” finding the words actually occurring in the opinion delivered by Chief Justice Taney in the Dred Scott case, undertakes to affirm now that this was merely a “statement of the manner in which the negro had been regard ed for a hundred years prior to the Declara tion of Independence.” The words we quoted Saturday show that Judge Taney spoke of the prevailing opinions “at the time of the Declaration of Independence.” Here is the reason assigned by the court for con sidering the state of public opinion at that time: No one, we presume, supposes that any change in public opinion or feeling, in rela tion to this unfortunate race, in the civilized nations of Europe or in this country, should induce the court to give to the words iff the Constitution a more liberal const) uction in their favor than they were intended to bear when the instrument was formed and adopted. Still more explicitly, in another passage, Judge Taney says: Wo think they are not included, and were not intended In to be included, under the word “citizens” in the Constitution, and can there fore claim none of the rights and privileges which that instrument provides for and secures to citizens of the United States. On the con trary, they were at that time considered as a subordinate and inferior class of beings, who had been subjugated by the dominant race, and whether emancipated or not, yet remain subject to their authority, and had no rights OR PRIVILEGES RUT SUCH AS THOSE WHO HELD THE POWEB AND TIIE GOVERNMENT MIGHT CHOOSE TO GRANT THEM. This is a mere euphemism tor the more striking assertion that they had by law “no rights which the white man was bound to re spect” On these express grounds the de cision was announced as follows: Upon a full and careful consideration ot the subject, the court is of opinion, that upon the facts stated in the plea of abatement, Dred Scott was not a citizen of Missouri within the meaning of the Constitution of the United States, and not entitled as such to sue in its courts. The facts stated in the plea of abate ment are simply that the plaintiff was a negro, of African descent, and that his ancestors were of pure African blood and were brought into this country and sold as slaves. It wa9 on these grounds that the Supreme Court decided that his complaint could not be entertained. Yet the correspondent of the Ar^us who raised this question declares that the decision of the court has been misrepresented by the Press. We advise him to read the opinion ot the court. He will learn something about this really important case by so doing. By refer ence to the Proverbs of Solomon he may also learn that "Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.” His last communication to the Argus was not printed as a leading article. —General Sterling Price, who is now in St. Louis, has (says a Missiouri paper) “had his acquaintance with bis friends interrupted since 1881,” The ('oaiNtilialaoiaal ' We publish this morning Mr. Munis’s speech m explanation orhis vole rendere.l last week against the ratification or the pendin • amendment to the national constitution. We are not surjjlised to learn that Mr. Morris’s remarks were listened to with close attention and that he was warmly cougratulated at the close. Many members declared that if the case had been so dearly presented before in stead of after the vote, their names would have becu recorded on the other side of the question. Quietly acting upon his honest convictions and assigning his reasons there lor, Mr. Morris has marked the present ten dency of Republican opinion and stands in some degree its representative in the Legisla tare of Maine. The signs of the times indicate unmistaka bly that the period has already passed when the compromises of the constitutional amend ment could be accepted by the Northern peo pie. When Congress agreed upon those terms, when the Republican National Com mittee declared that the door through which Tennessee had entered “stood invitingly open > to the other rebellious States, a large majority 01 the Republican party was ready and anx ious to welcome those States to their former privileges upon these conditions. We hail mistaken the temper of the South. These conditions, unjust to nobody but the loyal meu of the South, mild to excess in their am plitude of pardon for rebels, have been reject ed, scorniufly thrown back in our faces.— Such a South we are not prepared to receive on these simple terms. W’e must have better guaranties tor the good behaviour of people who seem to have taken leave of their com mon sense, who admit that they are conquer ed but deny the victor’s right to secure him self against future injury at their bauds. Nevertheless, wo arc glad the amendment has been ratified by the Legislature. It is, as Governor Chamberlain says, “a step in the right direction.” It defines American citizen ship in accordance with the spirit of the age, secures the national debt, and removes the odious inequality of representation which was the last trace of slavery in the constitution. Maine cannot alldrd to repudiate these meas ures. In so far us Mr. Morris’s vote was a protest against their acceptance as a finality.it was a proper and a timely protest. Rut they are not final. Congress has never bound it self to regard them as final; aud il it had. the action ol the Southern Legislatures would have released it from the obligation. These measures are simply indispensable so far us they go, and others, it is now clear, must be added to them. The iutriu Military Syatint. Mt. V. Pulzsky, the ex:cllent Hungarian cor respondent of til-New Y ork Tribune, furnish es the most satisfactory account hitherto pub lished in this country, of the working, present and probable, of the recent conscription order issued by the Austrian government. Mr. Pulz sky writC3 from Pestb, under date of Jan. 3, as follows: It seems indeed that the Vienna Govern ment will at last succeed in ruining the Aus trian monarchy, a task which was too didi cult eitner tor Kossuth or lor Rismurck, but which, after all, uiay be achieved by that fa tal tendency ol unsettling everything without laying the inundations 01 a better luturc. on New Year’s eve the Vienna (lazetlt con tained an order in Council introducing gener al conscription without exception, hack young man, on attaining his twentieth year, must enter the army,serve throe years in the line, three years in me hist, and six years in the second reserve. Students and educated young men may volunteer lor one year and be present lor two more at the Pan exercises, which are to last lor tive weeks; or they may tor six years be drilled always live weeks a year; but in ease of war, everybody must face the enemy. Y o.u can imagine wnat a contu sion that New Y ear's welcome caused tkiougb out the empire—the new uuty of soldiering knocking at every door. The Lniversity at Peslk wid probaoly he shut, since ail the nn dcr-graduaies must interrupt their studies, as they prefer one year’s volunteeiing, and the prospect 01 becoming oilicers, to the tedious uuty ot being lor six years under the caprices oi an Austrian utlicer. The Viennese soon discovered tnat there was a hole in the word ing ot the law, and that it is possible lor a lew days, as yet, to get an exemption by paying 1,000 llonus. Hundreds and hundreds of ta mers rushed to the exemption office, which is to cease its operations alter live days, and paid the tax, sometiu.es lor balnes, and the nrst day s receipts amounted to nearly J,OoO,(XXl florins. This was certainly a God-send lor the Minister of Pinance; but it wilt soon be absorbed by the increase oi the army budget, suddenly expanding, since the nuinberot sol diers is to be doubled by the recent law, intro duced without the consent either ot me Hun garian or ot the Austrian Parliament. If a complete change of the army organization may he introduced without any regard to con stitutional lonus, it is indeed difficult to see why there should be any Parliament in Aus tria. It may be said that the present system is about the same as the Prussian, and that against a rival of such importance as Prussia no other means^uid avail but to copy the Prussian sy stXui. still, we ought to remember that Prussia is a homogeneous empire, auu that the .Landwehr system was introduced duiing the enthusiasm ol all Germany against the hint Napoleon, while it was developed during fltty years of peace. Little by hole every Prussian became accustomed to mniia ry drill and service, while in Austria there is no enthusiasm, and there is every prospect ot a war. Hungary, not yet reconstructed, is now to be armed. Even the educated classes are to be drawn into conscription. Wby? This is a two-edged sword, under the present circumstances, and may become most dan gerous; in fact, it is Government which organ izes and arms a revolutionary force. And Gallicia? Will Russia not protest against the military orgauization ot the people most hos tile to her ? Is Austria strong enough to cheek the Poles if they are once armed ?— And the Roumanians, Ruthenians, Servians and Sclavoniaus, once armed and organized, »yifl they not rise against the Hungarians and Germans? And the population of Vienna and of the German provinces, now already gravitating toward Germany, will they be wil ling to pay large taxes in order that their sons be taken away trom business tor three Vbars? Has Government sufficient foresight and ener gy to meet all the effects of discontent? I am sorry to say, but I cannot help believing, that this is the beginning of the eud. Baron Beust has been at Pesth to make the acquaintance of the leading men ot the Hun garian Diet. He paid visits to and met Counts Appouyi and dzeesen, Baron Scanzey, Count Andrassy. Baron Kotvos, Messrs. Kou vay and Som.vsich, and pilncipally that wise old man eloquent. Deak; but it does uot seem that he could have felt happy among them. He saw that they were uot so easily to be tri lled with as the Austrian members, and gave up all hopes of coming to terms with them, without a pressure. The pressure is to be ex ercised by the Austrian Parliament, which is to be called together on the 2"<th of February, but wbicb, instead of coercing the Hungari ans, will probably throw out the present Min isters. Some Hungarian exiles have got permis sion to return to their country, among them Bishop Michael Horvath, the historian, bnt no general amnesty is given or will be given. The system of half measures is still para mount at Vienna, and it is exactly that sys tem which ruins empires. Without the rule ot complete liberty, nobody can save the Austri an Monarchy. We thought Beust under stood that truism, but it seems he, too, is caught in the meshes of the traditional policy of Austria. Intermurriage of DiMrrrnl Rnera. If a white man or woman chooses to marry a negro, or an Indian, or a Patagonian, then is no valid reason for depriving him or her ol that privilege. It is simply a question of taste, and if the parties, being of mature years, are suited, nobody else has any riuht to complain. Senator Crosby, last week, reported a bill to remove the disability in this respect wbicb still remains upon the statute book in this State. On so doing lie assigned the following sufficient reasons tor the passage of the bill: I will make a few remarks upon this matter, in order to explain to the Senate how it stands. The Judiciary Committee instructed me to report a bill as I have reported it As to the general purpose ol the bill, I think there can be no sort of doubt hut that marriages between persons of different races should be legalised. There are quite a number of such eases in the State ol Maine. The sentiment of the com munity is against the statute; thereiore, it Is never enforced. Another reason is, it is wrong in principle, as I believe There was no vote in the committee against the bill. The mat ters in reference to the amendments have come up since. It declares marriages which have heretofore taken place shall be valid without involving certain consequences, as that children shall be illegitimate. That is a mat ter of some practical importance, because there are cases where marriages have taken place and the father is posses cd of some pro perty of which they would he deprived as the law dow stands. There is a case ot a negro who was married to a white w^naiTbT u„„ hot M. Morrill. When the parties could find uo other magistrate to solenmize the marriaee Mr. Morrill said he would do it. It was a verv prosperous marriage. Three children are the result, and the man has acquired some pi op erty. Unless this marriage is made legitimate these children could not inherit. If the lath er lias died, and the property has already been uistributed under the laws of distribution, you Rut irn0t "et il back. It is a vested right, children ,jlitaer is living, you can protect'tbe sort ,,f relatjou to the mother, !t is no iivin ' oTTT*’ because if the mother is would IliheriL T prTrtv’ the chiltlr('n introduce in ^ * ,avu thought it proper to pen T|,c . ...n’cndraf‘i>t in relerence to pau pers from'one tow re.ported migut change pou EZZStt'SSZSSSr- The amend On motion of Mr Crosby, the bill was laid on the table aud orders d to be printed. The Milcacr mt ike Arctic IHight. In his new work,‘•The Open Polar Sea,” Dr. IIayes thus describes the fearful solitude and stillness of tne Arctic night: I have gone out in the Arctic night, and viewed nature under varied aspects. 1 have rejoiced with her in her streugth and com muned with her in repose. I nave seen the wild hurst of her anger, have watched her sportive play, and have beheld her robed in silence, l have walked abroad in the dark ness wnen the winds were roariug through the hilis and crashing over the plain. I have strolled along the beach when the only sound broke the stillness was the dull creaking ,C0-laMes, as they rose and tell lazily witn tuc tide. I have wandered far out upon the trozen sea and listened to thc voice ol tho icebergs bewailing their imprisonment; along the glacier, where torms and (alls the ava lanche; upon the hill top, wnere the urilting snow, coursing over the rocks, sang Us plain tive song; and again I have wandered away to some distant valley where all these sounds as'thrftoml^' ^ the air was ®tiU a“d solemn Aud It is here that the Arctic night is most impressive, wuere its true spirit is revealed where its wonders are unloosed to sport and play with the mind’s vain imaginings. The heavens above aDd the earth beneath reveal only an endless and latliomless quiet, there is nowhere atound me any evidence of file or motion. I stand alone in the miast of the mighty hills. Their tall crests climb upward, aud are lost in the gray vaults ol the skies. The dark clids, stanumg against their-slopes of white, are the steps ot a vast ampitheatre. The mind, finding no rest on their bald sum mits, wanders into space. The moon, weary with her long vigils, sinks to her repose. The Pleiades no longer breathe their sweet inilu ences, Cassiopca and Andromeda and Orion, aud all the infinite host of uunumbered con stellations, tail to inluse one spark of joy in to this dead atmosphere, They have lost all their tenderness, and are cold and pulseless. The eye leaves them and returns to tne earth, aud the trembling ear awaits something that ; win ureas tue oppressive silence. But no Iboti'all ol living tiling reaches it; no wi'd beast howls through the solitude. There is no cry ot birds to enliven fbe scene; no tree among whose branches the wmd cun sigh and moan. The pulsations of my own heart are alone heard in the great void; and as the blood courses through the seusitre organiza tion of the ear, 1 am oppressed as with dis cordant sounds. Silence has ceased to he negative. It has become endowed with pos itive attributes. I seem to hear and see sud teel it. It stands ibrtli as a frightful spectre, filling the mind with the overpowering con sciousness ol universal death,—proclaiming the end of all things and heralding the ever lasting future. Its presence is unendurable. I spnug from the rock upon which I have been seated, I plant my teet heavily in the suow to banish its awlul presence,—and the sound rolls through the night and drives away the phantom 1 nave seen no expression on the face of na ture so filled with terror as the silence of the Arctic night. VAKIKTIBS. —A western editor when in durance for libelling a justice of the peace was requested by the jailor to givo the prison a favorable notice. —While in St. Petersburg, during liis last visit, the Prince of Wales solicited of the Emperor of Russia as a personal lavor, the liberation of Count Stanislas Zamoyski (son ot Couut Andrew Zamoyski, confined in Siberia,) which request was readily and gracefully acceded to. The count has since returned to V\ asaw, to the great joy of his family. —The Spiritual Republic is the name of a new weekly publication in Chicago, devoted to rad ical return and spiritualism. —An Oriental maxim says: If a man knows, and knows what he knows, he will lead a happy lite. If a man does not know, aud knows that he does not know ne may lead a tolerable life. But if a wan does uot know, aud does not know that he does not know, he will lead a miserable life. —Should a Moslem, when praying, feel hiiu ,elf disposed to gape, he is ordered to suppress the sensation as the work of the devil, and to close his mouth, lest the father of iniquity should enter and take possession of his person. It is curious that this opinion prevails also among the Hindoos, who twirl their fingers close before their mouths before gaping, to prevent the evil spirit from getting in that way. —The following is going the rounds, as a domestic drama: Scene I.—Mother in the cellar splitting wood. Sceno II.—Daughter in the parlor singing to Clarance Fitz Noodle the pathetic ballad of “Who Will Care for Mother Now?” —The Arabs called Etna Djebel, which means mountain, the mountain. The Italians, mistaking this word for a particular name, call Etna Monte Gibello (from Djebel), i. e. mount mountain,—a ridiculous pleonasm. I* is said M. Renan is about to bring out a new edition of his Life of Jesus, in which he will express his opinions “without timidity” Great scandals may be expected; some people say the government will suppress the book as an outrage on religion. —Self-culture, says Channing, is practical it proposes, as one of its chief ends, to fit ul lor action, to make us efficient in whatever we undertake, to train us to firmness of purpose aud to faithfulness of resource in common life, and especially in emergencies, in times of diffi culty, danger and trial —The Prussians arc so unpopular at Frank fort, that when the burghers give a party they send out cards with “8. P." in the corner. This is meant for sans Pruttieni—no Prussians will be present. —The Mercury, laden with goods for tho Pffris Exhibition, sailed from now York on Tuesday last lor Havre. —An English journal says truly enough that “nine out of ten intelligent men in every country in Europe miscalculated the issue of the American war." —The state of tho Spanish railways is a source of great anxiety to the Government and the proprietors have obtained the boon of a remission ol the tax of 10 per cent thoy have been paying the Government. The Spanish exchequer is not in a position, however, to af ford them the resources, without which it ap pears difficult for them to go on. —The Tribune says New York, on the morn ing after a snow storm, “looked as pure as a Sunday after the Excise law had been enforc ed ; by night it was as dingy as a Sunday af ter Cardozo had issued an injunction. Thus the feet of man trample into foulness the pure gifts of Hoaveu and the blessings of a Republi can Legislature." —In counting the votes upon the Water Power Loan Bill in one of tho Augusta Wards last week, there was found one ballot upon which was written ..knough.” It is supposed that tho individual who deposited it intended to vote against the measure, but no one but himself knoughs. —The Rev. W J Butler, of Trinity College, Cambridge, Vicar of Wantage, England, has iutiuiated to his friends that on Christmas eve he received tho most un-looked-for tidings that the Dean and clergy of the diocese of Na tal had elected him their bishop. Ho adds that after most serious consideration, ho has felt himself quite unable to decide lietween conflict ing duties, and that he has therefore left tho matter in the hands of those on whoso know ledge and judgement implicit reliance may be placed. Tho persons referred to are under stood to be the Archbishop of Canterbury and tie Bishop of Oxford. —The Empress genie s becoming visibly older, and has serious apprehensions ofgrow in; stout. To prevent this she walks much a id drinks vinegar. —It iias been affirmed on crediblo authority, fiat, if he liv eg, the young Lord Belgrave, son of Earl and Lady Constance Groove nor, and gr unison of Marquis of Westminster will be the wealthiest man in the world. | —Liszt has tieft his old residence in Ihe Monte-Mario, in Rome, and has joined tho monks of Santo Francesco Romano, wtoeo olo.ster is in fits middle of the ruim of the old forum.