Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, January 30, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated January 30, 1867 Page 1
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Established June 23, 1862. Vol. 6. PORTLAND, WEDNESDAY THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published every day, (Sunday excepted,) at No. I Printers Exchange, Commercial street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, PROPRIETOR. Terms Eight Dollars a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, h* published at the auie place every Thursday morning at #2.00 a year, nvariably In advance. Kates of Advertising.—One inch oi space,in euglhol column, constitutes a “square/ #1.50 per square dally first week: <5 cents per Week alter; three insertions, or less, #1.00; continu •ig every other day alter first week, 50 cents. ' Hall square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one week, #1.00; i>0 cents per week alter. Under head of “Amusements,” #2.00Der square per week; throe Insertions or less, #1.50. Special Notices,#1.25 per square for the first in sertion. and 25 cents pci square lor each subsequent ' n tertiou. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State Pi!Ess’>( which has a large circulation in every nar oi the »Ute)for $1.00 per square tor first insertion' a id!»cents per square tor each subseuuenl iustr lio _ business cards. ©. J. SCHUMACHER^ FRESCO PAINTER. Oflce at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. Q. Scldotter beck & Co., 303 C ongress St, Portland, ifle, jal2dtf One door above Brown. II. M . BRE WE R, (Successors to J. Smith & Co.) Rlaautacturer of Leather Belting. Also tor sale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, KIVETS and Bl'KS, sept3dtt n 311 f'ougreiM Street. W. P. ERE EM AN & CO., Upholsterers and Manufacturers of FUEUITUBE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Bpring-Beds, Mattresses, Pow Cushions, No. 1 Clapp’s Block- foot Cheataut Street, Portland. • **• Freeman, D. W. Deane. C. L. Quinby. jugioti n A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers in Stoves, Ranges & Eumaces, Out be found In their NEW BUILDINO ON LINE NT., j (Opposite the Market.) Where they will be pleased to see all their former 1 customers and receive orders as usual. augl7dtt u CHASE, CRAM A 8TURTEVANT, GENERAL Commission Merchants, Widacry’M Wharf, FOBTLAND, ME. octlCdtl HOWARD A CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND. M ONE. Office No. 30 Exchange Street, Joseph Howard, jyflti n Nathan Cleaves. , M. PEARSON, Gold and Silver Plater —AND— Manufacturer ot Silver Ware, Templej Street, first door from Congress Street' PORTLAND, ME. May 19—dly n A. WILBUR & CO., 112 Trcmont Street, Boston, Importers and Dealers in WELCH and AMERICAN ROOFING SLATES, of all colors, and slating nails. Careful attention paid to shipping._ n aug22-Cl» JABEZ C. WOODMAN, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Has saved his Library. Office at2 2 1-2 Free street, in the Griffith block, third story. n iylkltl BRADBURY & SWEAT Counsellors at Law, 449 CONBRENM STREET, Chadwick Mansion, opposite Unitcd States Hotel, Portland Maine. Bion Bradbury. nov Dtt J.. D. M. Sweat Deering. Milliken & Co., Wholesale Ih'y Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, augo'l-dtf_Portland, Maine. JOSEPH STOKY~ Penrhyn Marble Co. Manutacturers 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 Statuetts aud Busts. Glass Shades and Walnut Stands, Bohe mian and Lava Vases and other wares. 112 TKEMOJNT STREET Studio Building aug22—(im n BOSTON, Mass. SHEPLEY & STROUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OFFICE, Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex change street. G. F. SHEPLEY. jyBt* A. A. STROUT. It.w. ROBINSON, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, 340 Congrm. Street. Jan 4—dtf PEKCIVAL BONNEY, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, Morion Bloch, Congress Street, Two Door, above Preble House, PORTLAND, ME. uovl9 tf DAVIS, MESERVE, HASKELL k 00., Importers and Jobbers of Dry Goods and Woolens, Arcade 18 Free Si reel,] F. DAVIS, 1 C. II. MESERVE, I nnnmr l. p. nAsKULL. j PORTLAND, MR K. cnAPMAN._I novfl’G5dtf W. F. PHILLIPS & CO., Wholesale Druggist^ No. 148 Fore Street. oct 17-dtl JOHN W, DANA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St. Dec 6—dtf ROSS A- FERNY, PLASTERERS, PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL BTUCJOO AND MA8TI0 WORKERS, Oak Street, between, Congress and Free Sts., PORTLAND, ME. Coloring, Whitening and White-Washing prompt .y attended to. Orders irom out ol town solicited. May 22—dti S. Ii. CARUETON, attorney at law, 27 Market Square. JSept 24—dtt „ A. E. & C. It. HASKELL, DEALERS IN Groceries, Provisions, Wc*| India flood., Weal., Ac., AT LOWEST CASH PRICES. 384 t oujjr,,, g, Portland, We. Jan5_ dtf WM. W. WHIPPLE, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MABKET 8QUABE, PORTLAND, ME. ■»>gg__ tl SMITH & CLARK, Wholesale Dealers in TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, loo FORE STREET, JanH__ dtf W. W. THOMAS. Jr., Attorney and Counscllcr at Law, {Chadwick House,] 249 Congress Street octd-dly II. M. PAY SOX, STOCK BROKER. No. 30 Exchange Street, PORTLAND ME UoSldtf BUISNLSS CARDS. WILLIAM A. PEARCE, CLUMBER! maker op Force Pumps and Water Closets, | WmbiJ and Mhowrr Ballii, Wash j ®owl*) Bra## uiad Milter Plated Cocks. Every description of Water Fixture for Dwelling Houses, Hotels and Public Buildings, Ships, etc., ar ranged and scr up in the best manner, and ail orders in town or coumry faithfully executed. Constantly on band Lead Pipes and Sheet Lead and Bee Pumps of all kinds. Also, Tin Uootluu) Tin Conductor and work in that line done in the best manner. taTAJl kinds of .Jobbing promptly attended to. NO. ISO FORK ST., Portland, Me. jM*15___ aim ! t'HI'lH'IIIMj, BltOWNN A- MANSION, COMMISSION MERCHANTS, I* O KT I, A IV l», MAINE, —AT— jaulj lm No* IT India Hired, BomIoii. J. B. HUDSON, JK., ARTIST, 27 Market Square, Mg21dtm_PORTLAND, ME. W. U. WOOD .t SON, BROKERS, No. J7S-Fore Street. v- y7 (I CLOUDMAN <£• STEVENS, WHOLESALE DEALERS IN W. I. Goods and Groceries, No. 3 Long Whai'f, Foot of Exchange St„ i»2fid3w»_ PORTLAND, ME. THOS. K. JONES, SIGN PAINTER, SUCCESSOR TO WM. CAPES, at present at OSGOOD’S, li MARKET SQUARE. Refers as .specimens of his work to the following signs:—Lowell & Senter, Bailey & Noyes, Ocean In surance Co., and others on Exchange street; Cros man & Co., Soblotterbcck & Co., Lowell A: Senter, and others on Congress street; W. T. Kilbom A Co., A. D. Reeves, and others on Free street, janttdlm* BUILDING. LUMBER, Wholesale and RetaU. BOARDS, Plank, Shingles ami Scantling of all sizes constantly on hand. BiiiUling material sawed to order. ISAAC DYER. auglltfNo. ilfr Union Wharf. urreat inducements FOR PARTIES WISHING TO BUILD. THE subscribers otter for sale a large quantity ol desirable building lots in flic West End ol tlie city, lying on Vaughan, Pine, Neal, Carlton, Thomas, West, Emery, Cushman, Lewis, Bramhall, Monu ment, Danfort h. Orange and Salem Streets. They will sell on a credit, of from one to ten years, U desireu uy tno purchasers. From parties who build immediately, no cash payments required. Apply at the office oi the subscribers, where full particulars may be obtained. „ J. B. BROWN & SONS. Portland, May 3, 1865. ma 5tl AB€HIT£(!T(IBE ft ENGINEBRINCl. Messrs. ANDERSON, BON NELL if GO., 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 to call at their office, No, 30G Congress street, ami examine eleva tions and plans ol churches, banks, stores, blocks ot buildings, ^rc. j 12 WM. H. WALKER, 241 Commercial street, Foot of Maple Street. General Agent tor the State tor II . W . JOHNS* Improved Roofing, For buildings ot all kinds. CAR and STEAM BOAT DECKING. ROOFING CEMENT, for coat ing and repairing all kinds ol roofs. PRESERVA TIVE PAINT lor iron and wood work, Mela) Roofs, &c. COMPOUND CEMENT, for repairing leaky shingled roots. BLACK VARNISH, for Ornamun tal Iron work &c. Full descriptions, c rcular. prices, &c. furnished by mail or on application at tlie office, where samples and testimonials can be seen. sepl2dtf COPARTNERSHIP. Dissolution of Copartnership. BY mutual consent Cyrus Staples’ interest in our firm ceases on and after this date. All persons holding bills against the Into firm arc requested to present them l«*r payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at the old staud, No. 173 Com mercial street. CYRU* STAPLES, GEO. M. ST AN WOOD, D. P. NOYES. The business will lie continued by the remaining partners under the name and style of Stamvood & Noyes. GEO. M. STAN WOOD, I). P. NOYES. January 1,1SG7. jan9d3w rpif ft£ UNDKif 8I€iNKD have formed a Co JL partnership for the purpose of transacting a Clothing and Famishing Goods business, under the firm of ROBINSON & KNIGHT, At ass CONGRESS STREET. O'NEIL W. ROBINSON, STEPHEN D. KNIGHT. Portland, Dec. 8,1806. dtl COOPER & MORSE, TAKE pleasure in informing their old patrons and friends that they have resumed business at their OLD STAND, lorner of Market and Milk streets, where they will keep constantly on hand the best as sortment of Meats, Poultry, Game, &cM That the market affords, and it will be their earnest andeavor to serve their customers with promptness and fidelity. dccl uti French Language and Literature TAUGHT BY PROF. LEON DE MONTIER, FROM France; graduated in the Academic de Par is Uni versitio de France. Late Professor in the French Language and Literature in the McGill Uni versity and High School of Montreal. Canada East. Prof. LEON <le MONTIER begs leave to say that he Is prepared to give Lessons in the above impor tant brancch 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 fluent (quaking of the French Language. Prof. L. de M.’s method of teaching French will smooth in a great part the ditticulties of beginners, whilst to more advanced pupils he will imi»art a pro ficiency ol speaking, together with the pure Parisian accent, so deservedly esteemed by all well educated people. Nothing shall be wanting on tlie part of Prot. L. de M. to enable his pupils to make tlie most rapid pro gress, and by his exertions to «i>cak the French lan guage in the shortest time. Applications as to tlie terms may be made by letter or otherwise, at 52 Free St» or at Messrs Bailey & Noyes Book store, Exchange st. References arc kindly (icrmittcd by the following: In Portland.—Rev, Dr. Dalton, comer South and Spring Stieets; Rev. E. Holies; Dr. Fitch, 87 State Street; Dr Chadwick 205 Congress Street ; Dr. Lud wig ; C. O. Files Esq. Principal ot Portland Acade my. January 10. dtf “THE PEN 18 iBHSHTVEB THAN THE SWORD.” The fold Fen-Best and Cheapest of Fens1 Morton’s Gold Pens! The Best Pens in the World ! For sale at his Headquarters, No 25 Maiden Lane, New York, and by every duly-appointed Agent at the same prices. A Catalogue, with full description of Sizes and Prices, sent on receipt cl letter postage. no20d&wCm A. MORTON. S. WINSLOW & CO.’S NEW GROCERY! HAVING moved into our new store, next door be low our old stand, and lilted it tor a FIRST C'LANN GROCERY, we beg leave to return our thanks to our numerous patrons for past favors, and inform them and the pub lic generally, that while endeavoring to maintain our reputation tor selling the best of BEEF, and all kinds | of MEATS and VEGETABLES, we have added to our stock a clio cc variety of pure groceries, and hope | by selling the best of goods At thr Lowest C’aab Price*! | to merit a tair share of patronage. The same atten tion as heretofore paid to orders for Meats and \ ege i tables for dinners. Cart will call for orders every morning if desired. S. WINSLOW A CO. No. 23 Spring Street Market. i 8. WINSLOW. C. E. PAGE. • January 11. d6m HANSON a,1 WINSL.O It ’S Steam Mills, Iron Foundry, PIourIi Manufactory, WE would inform tlie public that wc arc prepar cd to furnish Castings of every description to ; order at short notice. Wc now have unhand an as i sortmunt oi Window Weights. Sled Shoes and other I castings. j Wc nro prepared to furnish Castings for Rail Road Companies and Ship Builders. Also, Planing, Jointing, Matching and Sawing | promptly done J. W. HANSON, C. C. WINSLOW. 3ft York Mt., Dead of Smith’* Wharf. Jan 1—d PA TENT DAMPER. THE subscriber lias purchased the County Right of S. It. NVE’S Improved DAMPER, and i» ready to supply tlie citizens of Portland and Cum berland Couuty with them at short notice. EJf“*Ra:es reasonable and warranted. ft. €. RING, At Inventors Exchange 209 Congress St. Jan 20—<llw* T EWlft PIERC E, Attorney, and Conusellor MJ at Law, No. 3 Clapps Block. Jul2l COPA M I NERS 111P. Dissolution of Copartnership. THE copartnership heretofore existing under the firm name of Barbour & Hasty is this day dis solved by mutual consent. W. F. BARBOUR, ANDREWS HASTY. Portland, Jan. 14,1867. Copartnership Notice l THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the linn name of Hasty & Kim ball. ANDREWS HASTY, G. P. KIMBALL. Portland, Jan. 14,1807. JanUdSw Copartnership Notice rpHE undersigned have this day formed a copart 1 nership under the firm name of EVANS & BAVLEY. | for the purpose of carrying on the Crockery and Furniture Business in all its branches, and have taken a lease of stores Nos-1 & 2 Free Street Block. ARAD EVANS, RAFAEL A. HAYLEY. Portland. Jan 1, 1867. janl4dtt Copartnership Notice I THE undersigned have formed a Copartnership under the firm name of the, Purls Flouring Company, and have taken the Paris Mills formerly carried on by Messrs Woodman A 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 Part* Flouring Co., and sent either to South Paris or Portland, where we shall keep con stantly on hand a full assortment of our Flour. CHARLES BAILEY, FRANKLIN CRAWFORD, ANDREW P. MORGAN. Portland, Jan. 14th 1867 jan 14<LVrw3w Copartnership Notice. THE copartnership heretofore existing under the firm name of GEO. T. BURROUGHS & CO., expired tide day by limitation, GEO. T. BURROUGHS, H. B. MASTERS, JOHN B. HUDSON. Portland, Jan. 8, 1807. Having purchased the stock and good will of the late firm of GEO. T. BURROUGHS & CO., 1 shall continue the FURNITURE BUSINESS at their old stand, LANCASTER HALL, and by prompt attention to the wants ot customers, slia.ll endeavor to merit a continuance of their pat ronage, which I respectfully solicit. f CHAR. B. WH1TTEMOBE. Portland, Jan. 9, 1867. dtf Copartnership Notice. T11E 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 SFICES, AT 109 FORE STREET. A. M. SMITH, V. J. CLARK. Portland, Jail. 1,18G7. ,janl4(L.’w Dissolution of Copartn ership rjlHE Copartnership heretofore existing between FENDERSON & SABINE. is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The affairs of the late firm will be settled by W. A. SABINE, who will continue the Wholesale Fruit and Fancy Gro ceries, &e., at the Old Sland. J. A. FENDERSON, W. A. SABINE. Jan. 1, 1867. jonl0d3w Copartnership Notice. MR. IRA J. BATCHELER is admitted a partner in our firm, and also the firm of Portland Pack ing Company from this date. DAVIS, BAXTER & CO. Portland, Jan. 1, 1867. dim KS^Star please copy. Copartnership. FTIHE undersigned have this day associated them A selves together under the tirm munc of FICKETT & GRAY, to do a Faiui, Oil and Furnish llusiucKN in all its branches at 187 FORE STREET. JEROME B. FXC1CETT, Jan. 1,18G7—tf_WILLIAM GRAY. Copartnership Notice. TnE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the name of Small, Davis & Pomeroy, Successors to Messrs. Merrill Bros. & Cushing, late Merrill & Small, in the Wholesale Fancy Goods Business, over Davis, Meserve, Haskell & Co., IS Free Street. CHAS. SMALL, SAM’L G. DAVIS, W. Y. POMEROY. Portland, Jan 1st, 1867. Ja5d4w NOTICE. THE subscriber having disposed ct his Stock in store to Messrs Burgess, Fobes & Co., Requests all persons indebted to him to call at their Counting Room No. SO Commercial Sit.* Thom as Block, and settle. Thankful lor past favors, lie commends to liis friends and former patrons their large and wcll selccted Stock ot Leads, Oils, Colors, &c. CHARLES FOBES. Portland, Jan. 2, 1867. d2m Dissolution of Copartnership! THE copartnership heretofore existing between tin subscribers, under the firm name ot Rand am Brothers, is this day dissolved by mutual cousenm The affairs of the late firm will bo settled at the olu sland 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 Male Flour Busiuess, and have taken the store owned by D. T. Chase, Commercial street, head Long Wharf JOHN RANDALL, G. A. HUNT, Portland, Jan. 17, 1867. E. A. GL1DDEN. COPARTN ERSHIP. THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the name of RANDALL, EMERY CO., and will continuo the Wholsnle Grocery and Provision BumIiicmm* 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. jan21diw Dissolution of Copartnership THE copartnership heretofore existing under the name ot CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All persons liold ng bills against the firm, 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 8ubscril»er having obtained the fine store No. 337 Congress Street, will continue the business, and will keep constantly on hand :PIAl3STO FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which he can sell at the manufacturer's LOWEST PRICE*. AIso» a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS. OLD PIANOS taken in exchange. ty* Orders for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. WM. G. TWOMBLY. November 26, 1866. dtf Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this day formed a co partnershp under the style and firm of Morgan, Dyer & Co., And have purchased of Messrs. LORD & CRAW FORD their Stock and jease of store No. 143 Commercial Street, For the purpose ot transacting a general wholesale business in W. I. Goods, Groceries, Flour and Provisions, Cooperage, Lumber, Country rMl ■ k°Hc i urd, and shall receive personal and prompt attention. A. P. MORGAN. J. W. DYER, Poland, Sept to, ^.HANNAFDRD. W. of bTO^a'chines, o.Uv^T0'i'8l IS “bilk Twist, Cotton—ufl kirns and colors, Needlos Ori &e 166Middle street, up one flight Btairs. jiiKe’Jd Notice. PERSONS clearing the ruins or digging cellars can And a good place to deposit their rubbish 0„ Prank Uu Whirl 1 aept 1» dtt S, BOUNDS, Wharfinger, itEMOVALS. REMO V A L . JAMES O’DONNELL, Counsellor at Law, Notary Pablic ft Commissioner of Deeds, Has removed to Clapp’s New Block, COR. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, Jan 15. (Over Sawyer’s Fruit Store.) dlf K E M O V A L. ! W. H. CLIFFORD, Counsellor at Law, And Solicitor of Patents, Has Removed to Corner of B>own and Congress Streets, jal6 BROWN’S NEW BLOCK. dlf OUT OF THE FIRE! B. F. SMITH A SON’S New Photograph Rooms, —AT— TO. 10 MARKET SQUARE. aug20 u dtf O. O. DOWNES, ' MERCHANT TAILOR, BAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT August 30, I860. n dti ITEM OVAL! THE Merchants National Bank Will remove on MONDAY, Nov. 12, to the OFFICE OF H. M. PAYSOW, 32 Exchange St. oulOdtf REMOVED. STROU T & GAGE, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over Iioring’s Drag Store. S. C. STJtOUT. H. w. GAGE. dec31 diwtf HOLDEN & PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 2291-2 Congress Street, Near the Coart House. _A. B. HOLDEN. sei&tl'll H. C. PEABODY. Harris & Waterhouse9 JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps and Furs. Portland, Dec. 3d 1866. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hats, Caps, and Furs, have removed to their New Store, No. 12 Exchange Street, F. R. HARRIS. dultf J. E. WATERHOUSE. O. M. A 1). IF. NASli " havo resumed business at (be head of Long Wharf, under J. W. M unger’s Insurance Office, and will be pleased to see t heir former customers and receive their orders as usual. July Id, 1866. n dtt DOW Ac LI HUE Y, Insurance Agent*, will be found at No 117 Commercial, corner ot Exchange St. Home Office of New York: National Office of Boston; Narragansett Office of Providence; Putnam Office of Hartford; Stai.dard Office of New York, md other reliable offices, are represented by this agency. John Dow.Jy25dtf F. W. Libbcy. BVKOJV, OUEK1VOIJUU Ac CO., Furs, Hats, Caps and Robes, 1C1 Middle St„ over T. Bailey 4r Co. jull7tt liroODMAwT TKUK Ac CO., Wholesale H Dry Goods, No. 4 Galt Block, Commercial St. Jul 17—dU JJOT1CE. H. J. LIBBY tf CO., Manufacturers ^ and Commission Mercliauts. Counting Room over First National Bank, No. 23 Free street , second story. iyll tf JANKBOME iff E Kill LL, Dealer~in • Watches, Jewelry, Masonic Regalia, and Mili tary Goods, No 13 Free street, Portland. Same store with Geycr and Calei. iyI2dtf EAGLE mills, although burned up, the Pro prietors, Messrs. L. J. Hill & Co., are now pre pared to furnish Coffees, Spices, Cream Tartar, See, at their new place of business, No. 100 Green St. An Order Slate m y be iound at Messrs. Low, P’unnuer Sc Co’s, No 83 Commerc a I St, and at Mr C. M. Rice’s Paper Warehouse, No. 185 Fore Street. All oruers promptly altcu ed to. Goods at the low.st prices. .iullGtt H PACKARD, BookseU. r aud Stationer, may be • found at No. 337 Congies? St., corner oi Oak St._ jullOtt RS. WEBSTER 4- CO., can be tuund at tlie store • ot C. lv. Babb, Clapp’s Block, No. 0, where we offer a good assortment of Clothing and Furnishing Goods at low prices. jul 16 QM1TH & REED. Counsellors at Law. Morton ° Block, Congress St. Same entrance as U. S. Ar my offices. iyl2dtf THE EANTEKtN KXPREMH CO. arc now perinanentlv located at No. 21 Free street, aiul 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 Sc Maine Road? to Boston, connecting there with Expresses to all parts ot the country. For the convenience of our customers on Commer cial and Fore streets, an order book lor freight Calls will be kept at office of Canadian Express Co., No. — Fore s.ieet. J. N. WINSLOW. Jy24 tf__ JA' E, M. KAMI, Attorneys and Counsellors, • No. 16 Free Street, near Middle. juL3 A *r S. E. SPRING may be found at the store of £X‘m Fletcher 4r Co., corner ot Union and Commer cial streets. iyll tf MATUAN GOULD, Merchant Tailor, has removed to No. 16 Market Square, over Sweetsii’s Apothe cary store. jylO—tt DEB LOIN Ac WEBB, Attorneys and Cfounciellors, at the Boody House, corner oi CoiigTi. sa and Chestnut streets. jy26 Mn. 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, OASS1MERES, &c., that can be found in Portland. These goods have been selected with great care and especially adapted to the fashionable trade, and at prices that cannot fail 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 of the same. janDdtf M. H. REDDY, Proprietor. PI.1JVO-FOU TF. INSTRUCTION GIVEN on the PIANO FORTE, by Miss AGNES McC. LOUD, 4'it Congreu Street. January 4,1SCT. jaSdlm* Portable Steam Engines, COMBINING the Maximum cl efficiency, dura billty and economy with the minimum of weight and price. They are widely and favorably known, more than GOO being in use. All warranted satis factory, or no salo. Descriptive circulars sent on application. Address J. €. HOADLEY dr CO. „ Lawrence, Mass. Nov. 6. 1866 3md. A GREAT RUSH -AT P. M. FROST’S, -FOR BARGAINS! NO BIG PROFITS, NO DULL TRADE But Crowds of Customer Who arc receiving Blessings by buying Goods Cheap Blankets at Old Brices I Only $4,00 per pair. Fancy Shirting Flannels! ONLY 30c PER YARD. Good American Prints. 1 Shilling pr. yd, Bleached and Beown Coltons, A.I LOW PRICES! Thibet*, Shawls, Cloakings, Beav ers, Poplins. Dress Goods of all Descriptions. WOOLEN GOODS FOR MEN & BOY’S WEAR! All of the above Goods will ho oft'erod at a GREAT REDUCTION from regular rates. Remember I No. 4 Deering Block. Dec 8—d&wtf Flour, Meal, &c. 100 BBLS. Baltimore Family Flour. 100 “ Baltimore extra Flour. 15 “ l’.ye Flour. 10 “ Buckwheat. 20 half bbls. Buckwheat. 40 bbls. 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, jan&ST&Ttf_HEAD LONG WHARF. notice; A LL persons indebted to the late Dr. Charles W. Thomas, are requested to make Immediate pay ment to the undersigDed, who is dulv authorized to collect the same. Office No. 188 Fore Street, over Canal National Bank. House No. 55 Danforth Street, comer orstate Street. GEORGE A. THOMAS. January 1, 1807. cod4w Store to Ect. THE GOTHIC STORE on Congress Street, op posite Lafayette Street. This is one of the best stands for the Grocery B«wiue*»* in the City, having had a large trade ibr the past ten years. Apply to 6. L. CARLETON, Jan i dedtf j»7 Market Square. inrsuKANCk IV O W IS THE TIME TO INSURE! WITH Tin: CHEAT Mutual Life Ins. Co., Of New York. Cash Assets, $18,000,000. Increasing at tlie rate of $300,000 per month. Another Grand Dividend! WILL be made on the first ot February next. Those who iimure at this tiroo will derive the benefit of tlmt dividend, which will add largely to the sum in.-ured, or may he used in payment of lu lure premiums. It is the best New Year’s Gift I A man Can bestow on his family, In view of the un certainty of life. Many Policies now subsisting with this Great Company are yielding a large increase, as the following cases will show: I No of Am’t Am’t of Dividend Policy. Insured Prom. Pd. Additional 518 $3600 2252,25 $2710,22 G3C 600 261,23 375,02 7767 8000 3699,20 48516,87

7862 6000 2608,00 3217,84 10325 1000 359,80 644.32 10793 3000 1066,20 1579,53 4146 1000 533,90 685,93 12410 1500 410,93 623,24 Many more cases with similar results and names c-.w be furnished to those who will favor us with a call at our office. Do not fail to examine Into the advantages this Great Company presents betoie insuring else where, by applying at the A gency of W. D. LITTLE Sk CO., Office 79 Commercial St., Up Stairs. |g£P~Nan-Forfeiting, Endowment. Ten year, and all other Ibrm of Policies are issued by tblsComi>auy on more favorable advantage than b$ any otherCom pany. _ dec27dtl' Reliable Insurance ! W. D. LITTLE & Co, General Insurance Agents, Offices (for the present)at No 79 Commercial St, & 30 Market Square, (Lancaster Hall Building,) CONI UN' V L to represent the following Tint dClawi Fire Companies, viz: Phtenix, Of Hartford, Ct. Mcrchaut*’, Of Hartford, Ct. City Fire, Of Hartford, Cl. North American, Of Hartford, Ct. New England, Of Hartford, Ct. Atlantic, Of Prorideace, R. I. Atlautie Mniual, Of Exeter, N. H. Ana are prepared to place any amount wanted on Good property, at tbe most lhvorable rates. EirFARM AND VILLAGE Property, and CITY. DWELLINGS ami Household Furniture insured lor a term of years, on highly tavorable rates. losses promptly adjusted and paid as heretofore, at our office. Every loss ol these of fices by the great lire in this City, was paid up with out any delay, difficulty or discount, (ol more than simple interest,) to the entire satisfaction of all the parties, to whom we are at liberty to refer. Dec. 27 dtf REIlOVAii Sparrow’s Insurance Office is this day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the new and commodious rooms NO. GO EXCHANGE STREET, IN TIIE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where he is now prepared to place insurance, in all its forms, and for any amount, in companies second to uo others on the globe, and on the most lhvorable terms. Parties preferring first class insurance, are res pectfully invited to call. November 5, 18GG. dtf LH. T womb ley, General Insurance Broker, • would inform his many Irlends ami the pubi c generally that he is prepared to continue the Insur ance Busiiu ss as a Broker, and can place Fire, Life and Marine insurance to »uy t-xleut in the best Com p <nies in the United Stales. All business entrusted to my c rc slial. be laithtu ly attended to. Office at C. M. Rice’s Paper Store, No. 183 Fore St, where orders can be left. iuliGtf SPECIAL NOTICE —OF— Life Insurance! TTAVING been appointed General Agents for il Maine of the old New England Mutual Life Ins. Co., Ol' Boston, Mass., being the oldest purely Mutual Life Ins. Co. in America, wo wish fifty good, active agents to work iiy the dilferent cities and villages throughout the Slate. None need apply unless good reference '■an l»o give. The Co. is 26 years old and has paid in Dividends $1,217,000 00 and over $2,000,000 00 in loss 's by deulli. It has now a well-invested accumulated Japital of over $4,000,000 00. The Co. formerly made uni paid its dividends once in live years. A Divi lend will he made up in Nov. 18GG, and anuually thereafter, and available one year from date of Poli cy. Applications for local Agencies will be made to ltUFUS SMALL & SON, Gcn’1 Agents, _no21d3m_ Biddelbrd, Me. Testimony is Authority ! THE PUBLIC ESTIMATION - CF - Tilton & McFarland’s FIRE l’ROOF SAFES The great fire in Augusta was a severe lest as to the quality ol Sales. Attention is called to the fact that the following named persons and business firms of Augusta have purchased since the calamitous fire of 18G5 Tilton & McFarland's Fire Proof Sales, vizDavid Cargill; Chas. K. Partridge; Parrott & Bradbury, two sales; Chas. E. Coller; S. F. Robin son; G. C. Yose; Charles F. Potter, late Pension Agent; Baker &*Weeks, Pond & Smith, two sales; C. W. Salford & Son; F. W. Kinsman; James A. Bicknell, Postmaster; Longfellow & Sanborn; James W. Cofren, late of Augusta, now of Lewiston; Bearing & Hoi way; Gould & Buckley; Artemas 1 Libbey; John G. Adams; Slovens & Say ward— twenty-one Sales in all. It is believed that only four Safes of any other make have been purcliased in Augusta since the fire. jan21 dlw Mew Furniture Store S qMIIO Subscribers hare JUST OPENED at the Cor. of Washington & Congress Sts, —A— Furniture Establishment, Where they will keep for sale every variety of FTTRNITUBE ! 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 liavc a large stock of mattresses! Redding! - AND Upholstery Goods. KIP’ Particular attention paid to furnishing ves sels. L. IF. TIBBETTS & CO. Jan 17—d3w H. W. SIIWONTON & CO., 349 Congress St., Up Stairs. Fancy Linen Collars 15c. Tucked do. lOc. Cloutlw, 87c. Pebbled Clouds $1.25. Shetland Veils 50 aud 75 ets. $3?** Worsted Goods at Reduced Prices. ja24dlf GENTLEMEN WINDING Clothing Cleansed 1 AND REPAIRED, Cannot find a place where it can l>e done more to their satisfaction than at No. 20 Temple Street, Second Door from Congress st. ■3/ Every Garment will receive prompt and faith ful attention. Ladies9 Sacqucs I CLEANSED IN FIRST CLASS STYLE! 83r* fhve me a trial and I will endeavor to please. CHARLES H. MAHONEY. • iST"Highest Cash price paid for cast-off Clothing. Nov 21—d3m New Store—Just Open. BLUNT~& FOSS, DEALERS IN Builders Hardware.Nails,Glass,Wooden Ware DOORS, SASH AND BLINDS, aud CARPEN _ . TEES* TOOLS in Great Variety. On Middle, between Hampshire & Franklin SU. Ja-s. P. Blunt. ja24d3m* Jas.A. Foss. GREAT DISCOVERY! KOGEBS’ Excelsior Pain Curer. The Best Preparation Ever made For the following Complaints: ALL NERVOUS and NEURALGIC PAINS, PLEURISY PAINS. RHEUMATISM, TOOTHACHE, STIFF NECK, HEADACHE, EARACHE, DIPHTHERIA, A1 . , , SORE THROAT and AGUE. Also invaluable in all cases of Sprains and Bruises. Trv it and you will be satisfied. Manufactured and sold wholesale and retail by W. W. Rogers, Hauipdcn Corner, Maine. Sol.l in Portland bv if. H. HAY ® CO., wholesale anti retail. jal2dtim* 200 M. imported anu domestic Cigars V for sale by C. C. MITCHELL & SON, Juli8tt 178 Fore Street. DAILY PRESS. Portland . Wednesday Morning, January 30, 1867. The Veto IVnuagr* We publish this morning the President’s last veto message. The objection which he makes to the admission of Colorado as a State on account of deficiency of population, seems to be well taken, though not vital. The ob jection which he does not make, that her con stitution and laws are not republican, ought to be conclusive. Until the voters of Colorado are willing to accord equal rights to all Amer icans in that Territory, we hope they will not be allowed to have a voice in Congress. Let them wait. Cammnaicalioa with the West. At the recent railroad meeting in this city three routes were suggested which may serve the double purpose of restoring our ancient trade relations with Northern Vermont by opening railway communication with Mont pelier and of opening a new avenue to the Westby the line already in operation from Montpelier to Ogdensburg on the New Vork shore of the St. Lawrence. The first of these routes branches ofti from the Portland and Rochester railroad, runs up the Saco valley to Fryeburg, and thence across New Hampshire to Dalton on the Vermont line. A charter has already been secured lor a road from Montpelier to Dalton. The second, much shorter, leaves the Grand Trunk at Gorham. New Hampshire, and extends to Dalton. The third is by the Portland and Rochester road and its connections at Rochester. The sense of the meeting was expressed by a resolution appointing a committee to obtain an act of in corporation for a company to build a railroad to the State line to connect with a Western railway. This action favors the line of the Saco valley. The Board of Trade, at a sub sequent meeting, passed a resolution express ing the opinion that “in no way can the con nection of this city with the Western States be s .directly made, and with so small an out lay of capital,” as by pushing forward the Portlaudand Rochester railroad to comple tion. In favor of this latter movement are some considerations presented by the Verrnout Standrad in an article which we republish to day. The Standard is published at Wood stock, and is laboring energetically and hope fully to secure the completion of the Wood stock aud liutland railroad to White liiver Junction. Communication with Rutland af fords a connection with the New York Cen tral railroad, The Standard therefore recom mends a through route using portions of the Portland and Rochester and Dover and Win nipisiogee railroads and striking across the State of New Hampshire to White River Junction. Such a road will not only put us in communication with Montpelier and bring us a larger portion of the traJe of Northern Vermont than could be obtained by the Dal ton route, but would give us the use of the New York Central road in addition to the Northern load to Ogdensburg. It is claimed also that the cost of construction by the way ol White ltiver will be considerably less than by the way of Dalton. We do not learn that the Board of Trade has appointed any committees to investigate the comparative merits of the routes proposed. If information about distances and grades can be obtained from parties interested iu the dif ferent routes with sufficient accuracy to indi cate the direction in which the interest of Portland lies, there is no need of investiga tion. The Material Condition of the Month. The intelligence which reaches us of the suffering ail over the Southern States, caused by the failure of the crops in addition to the devastations of war, appeals with irresistible force to the sympathies of the true men and women of the North. Women and children are starving there, and they must oe helped. Perhaps Portland, notwithstanding her heavy losses, can do something in such a cause. New York lias moved with its accustomed prompt liberality. The great meeting held at Cooper Institute last week was presided over by lion. Peter Cooper and addressed by Dr. Bright of the Examiner and Chronicle, Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, Horace Greeley, and Rev. Dr. Kendrick. Major General Anderson, the defender of Fort Sumter, was on the plat form and spoke briefly. Mr. Greeley’s presen tation of the case is so clear and explicit, that we copy his speech entire. He was received with loud cheers and spoke as follows: Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen•— There are so many things that it is wise not to say on an occasion like this, that I appear before yon exceedingly embarrassed. Indeed, I greatly lear tliat what we may say here iu per iod truth aud perlect chanty maj set m to wear a Pharisaic and self-righteous aspect, un less we are exceedingly careful. So tar as I am concerned, I do not desire, then, to reopen any questions ol political or of social differen ces which have divided and alienated in times past the North and the South. I would look solely at the one question of human suffering; lor l know that New York, whateveriu short’ comings, whatever its sins, never was deiicient in the quality of mercy, nor failed to turn a generous ear to every appeal injbebulf of sul tering, and hunger, and thirst, aud humanity. 1 will endeavor, then, so far as possible, to keep this question especially before you, lest in giving charity we might accompany it with words which woidd seem to convey something of bitterness, where we mean only to lie kind. Some statements have been made here to night which came home to me more than to many others, because I have been specially called upon to trace thoroughly and carefully the history ot this great and said struggle. In the liist place, there are to-day I think, a quar ter of a million of orphan white children iu the Sonth, aud widows whom this great war has made—women and children who were not accustomed to earn their livelihood. They are not unwilling, they are willing aud anxious to work for a living ; but the means of doing it do not rightly present themselves. Agaiu, there aaiequarler ofamillion and more in the’ South, of maimed and crippled men, most ot them heads of families—lamilies whom thev once were aDic to support—but who, because ot the maiming, the mutilation which they re ceived during the war-, are no longer a help to tbeir families, but rather burdens upon them. The soldiers ot the Union—those of them maimed and crippled by the war—have very properly been given pensions, and something has been done to mitigate the sullering of their tawilies. Again, the sufferings of cur people were nothing compared with those of the South—nothing at all. Tne seat of the war was substantially in the South, very little ot it in the North. The war passed over Southern fields and Southern homes. Now, unless you have carefully scanned this, you cannot realize how weighty is ' he difference it makes whether the war is upon your fireside, whether it tramples down your fields, or whether it Is a thousand miles away. You cannot realize the difference. An army inarches, and tbe country is stripped of all sustenance. Animals, waving fields are ne cessarily consumed, destroyed, trampled down, eaten up—and the country behind tbe army is left with scarcely anything to sustain life. The army rests tor the night in camp, and the fences, miles in extent every way, are burnt up by the soldiers making their meagre fires. Necessarily, they cannot lie and shiver there from the cold. They must take such dry wood as comes handiest to them. They have no time to procure coal or to seek wood in the forest. No matter how orderly the men considering the condition in which they find’ themselves, where an army marches there must be desolation. But in this case there was unusual desolation; because, wherever there was a factory where com was ground or woolen goods manulaetured, wherever there was an iron foundry, those factories and foundries were necessarily contributors to the support of the rebellion, and they were burn ed or destroyed by our armies as a means of putting down the rebellion. And thm, at eveiy place, women and children were turned out ot those establishments wherein they were earning, ot course, bumble pay, but earning their living, and the means upon which they lived have not been replaced. The cotton, the principal wealth of the country, washume 1 by one aimy.aiic’. burned by the other; and where it was not burned,it was generally stolen by some means or other. ILaughter.l No matter by what means it was disposed ot, the people got uothing from it. The South stood out unreasonably long, 1 think; long alter any hope of success remain ed • stood out until the last possible resistance was overcome, when nearly every foot of the South excepting the State of Texas had been traversed by |our armies, trampling, devour ing, devastatmg, destroying, until there was scarcely anything left but the naked country, with ft people nearly nil of who®, the wh-tee aud^v,’ Uaid drugged into the armies Maimed £ wC ,!MjrliVu of them killed or manned, so that the physical Dossibilitv of ku-gfly producing had departed the lie beiliou was over. The n»lini., ,, :ue. . whites only now) ^laughterT near'.vtlsi^k ability to work had l.een destroyed'by thewa All their fences, to a large exkut, hr* gor£: and even in the one poor last necessity of man —seed to plant—there were millions and mil lions of dollars lost to the South last year, be cause the seed they put into the ground,’ the only seed they bad to plant, being several years old, was so miserable that nothing could Ire produced from it. If there had been simple seed to put into the ground where seed was wanted, all over the South, the necessity of the South to-day would not be one-hail what it is. If the South had had the men at home in the strength and vigor as they were when the war begau,simply (or wantof imple menu and draught animals it would not have been possible to have produced more tban lrall a crop at the South; but now you are told, and very correctly told, that there were terrible floods in the Spring, over a large por tion of the country, and after that an uu prccedented drouth that swept over probably half the entire South. All this is very true, but the waut ol the means to plow the earth to any proper depth, and cultivate the crop properly, aggravated the effect of this drouth to four times what it woukl have been under ordinary circumstances. Now, here is the fact. They are people of all kinds—not of one kind, but of different ra ces, different politics, and different views, aud they are all alike suffering throughout all the States which were formerly in rebellion, ex cept perhaps Texas, f rom Mississippi up to the Potomac there is one universal cry ot dis tress. There is not to-day in the hands ol the poor the seed which they need very soon to begin to plant tire little ground they have. They have Hot the food to give to them the strength wherewith to make a crop, and they have none of the materials, the means where by labor, especially in our day, is rendered effi cient. Now, then, il the Northern people should look at this, if it were possible to look at it in the light of narrow sell-interest, 1 say ten millions ot dollars ditfused through the South, immediately, in the form of loud, and seed, aud implements, would return a hundred millions in tire amount of the crop of the present year—(applause)—and thereby large ly contribute to the wealth and tire prosperity of Northern industry and Northern com merce, as well as that of the South. It has pleased God to make us one people for all uiese purposes, not only pouucally, but com mercially aud socially; and it is not possible that there should be prosperity at the North — real, genuine, hearty prosperity—while there is prostration and want and suffering and Incapacity at the South. [Applause.] We are hound, tor our own sake, if for nothing else, to take hold to-day and so aid the South that she may he encouraged to produce at least as large a crop as possible in the year 1807. It will be small enough at best. You cannot replace the animals they need there, and cannot seasonably replace even the im plements the poor uoed—and some who were rich a few years ago are as jioor as the poor est. You cannot any more tliau just help them to make a little more than half a crop this year. They did not make half a crop ot food last year. They made nearly hall a crop of cotton, by turning their energies to that one thing; but there needs to be a complete re construction of the society, manufacturing, mechanical, as well as agricultural, to my mind, very much more tliau any political re construction. [Applause.] And if it is only said that the North will try to help the South, tens of thousands will l>c encouraged to help themselves and help each other, by the mere fact that we here are put ting torth exertions to help them. A lew bushels of corn in a neighborhood, aud of use ful seed, is what they need to plant and need now and at once—a few dollars will cive to the poor the implements they need. Let the North say to the South, “Try to help your selves, and we will give what help we can,” aud there will be a revival of national pros perity and brotherhood which will be twenty times the value of all it will cost us. I do be lieve then that, apart from all questions that I would sink as subordinate, all past differences, it is the present pressing necessity of the N nrtb to say to the South, “Do your very best to make a crop this year and trnst to us to help.” Boon, I trust, the manufactories will be re built that the war Oestioycd, and hundreds and thousands ot women and children will be employed there who could notl be effectively employed iu cultivating the soil. Friends of New York, I beseech men without any thought of party or past differences, to give their energies to this work. I believe that New York City can well afford to commence with a subscription of *1,000,IJOO for this put pose, (Applause.) I am sure if she does this, she will stimulate Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, and the West ern cilies, aud the smaller towns, to imitate her example. Let me say to the South, be of good cheer, the dark hours have passed away. She needs to be cheered, she needs to be en couraged, she needs to teel that suffering is not her eternal inheritance, that there are better days come, and thal there are cheertul words spoken to her by the people ol the North. Friends and neighbors, in behalf ot your whole country, iu behalf of the North, and of the prosperity and growth of this great and I think this generous commercial emporium, I beseech you speak to your friends and neighbors and make a great be ginning for this work in the city ol New York. [Great applause]. Ponlnud and the West. [From tho Vermont Standard, dan. 24.) We desire to call particular attention to an article which we publish to-day in another portion of our paper, taken from the Portland Daily Press of the 15th insf., giving a report ot an informal meeting held in that city on tile 14th inst, upon tnepolicy and necessity ol a more direct aud quicker communication witli the West than they now have. At pre sent they have only the Grand Trank, which makes a long detour to the north, aud fails ol fumishiug them that service which Portland feels to be necessary and vital to her business prosperity. We wcuid just mention here, that her annual receipts of Western produce are about one million barrels, which she thinks ought to be doubled aud trebled, and cm be with proper facilities, lienee, in part, the present movement, which, however, we should say, has Ken lor some time in contemplation, hut postponed in consequence of the confla gration which swept over her in July lust.— Among the routes under contemplation and which seems at present to find most favor, is one extending the Portland & ltochester to Dalton, N. H., a town some thirty miles north of Wells Kiver, thence via St. Jolmsbury to Montpelier, ot which there will have to be built 150 miles, there uuiting with tlie Cen tral, making a through route to the West, via Ogdensburgh. In the mouth of June last a committee of the citizens of Portland visited Montpelier to ascertain what aid might be ex pected from her and along the route should this route be determined upon, and we are told the pro)>ositioii was favoiahly received and some assurances given. Iu former years btlore railroads were built Portland had a large trade with Montpelier and throughout that portion of the State, and now she is anx ious to regain it, and tlimksshe will be able to offer such inducements as shall make her sue cesslul. It will be observed by the article pub lished. no route has been definitely fixed up on, although the preference seems to point in the direction above indicated. It should be our ai n. and in such manner as shall be lor the best interests of all, to bring our route to tlieir immediate attention, confident as we are, that we can present advantages which no other route dots or can possess, :uid which, to a community possessing the energy aud fore sight which characterizes the people of Port land, will not fail ol receiving from them all the consideration its importance demands. Possessing the best harbor on the Atlantic coast, easiest ol access and never freezing, ol sufficient depth to float any vessel and thor oughly protected irom all storms, with a large extent of wharfage so arranged that vessels can be loaded direct from the cars, realizing that if she would become great and prosper ous it must be largely accomplished lty her domestic and foreign commerce, she sees the necessity of stretching out her iron arms as Boston has done, and bringing toiler embrace the West, if she would have her share of the business of tlie West; and to-day, with the crumbling walls and open spaces still pointing to her great desolation, she is ready to act up to her necessities, recognizing herein not sim ply her duty to the present but also to the fu ture. Whether it Is desirable to bring our route and the advantages to be gained there from more tully to their observation, is a ques tion not alone for our board of directors to consider and act upou, but equally lor our citizens; and to show by our course and de termine by our actions that we, no less than they, greatly desire this connection, and will use our best endeavois to accomplish it. By using portions of the Portland and Rochester, and Dover and Winnipisiogee roads, and cross ing a» Sanbornton the Boston, Concord and Montreal, and at Franklin uniting with the Northern, she makes at White Kiver Junc tion a through route to the West, via Mont pelier and Ogdensburgjof no gieater distance than via Dalton and St. Johnsbury, and via the Woodstock and Rutland, a through route shorter by sixty unles than the one via Montpelier, and at a mucli less cost of construction than by way of Dalton. We arc under the impression the distance from Portland to Montpelier will be some miles less via White River Junction, than it will be by Dalton, with the grades much Inta vor ot the route via White Kiver Junction; and the connections whch Portland will make by adopting the lower route, both at Sanboru ton on the Boston, Conco.d and Montreal, and ai W. R. Junction over the Northern, with the Passumpsic, Vermont Central, and the control oi our own valley through to Rut land, the richest valley In the State, and at Rutland with the tour roads terminating there, one of which may be said to be the New York Central, wiu giro to her a much I larger field for business enterprise than she can possibly derive by adopting the W l route; nor should the much sLrmr dU^" and consequent less cost of con inaction and richer, more populous and industrious portion of New Hampshire, (tor these are essential to the prosperity ot any road.) through which the southern route will pass, be lostsight of In the final disposition of this question. The con nection with liutland alone, even if there was none other, would, in our judgment, be of greater advantage to Portland than all otbors soe might make by the Northerly route, and .. [jrllly ot borne cllurt on her part to obtain, ah<‘i?w ■ another consideration which portiXoMV'by r *«,o< t/iiWr, , i u,a" by ourselves, looking - nr Moilkum, New BrwiZk^mWTk’ai‘‘1v 0U1 ScoUa, the distance between thei tng now under contract, will make a rontiim ous rail with Halifax, Nova Scotia .1! * port will then become the cmr^ior BriUsh steamships,and point of debarkation lor to migrants; and by connection with the Wood stock and ltutland road at the Junction make tilts the through route to the West tor all this travel. *ve have long observed this (act that where ever a railroad has been built outside its nat ural channel, ugitation and dissatislactlon en sues, nor will these be stilled uutil natnie’s laws have been conformed with; hence it is for the Interest of the people of Portland, to keep this end no less than others constantly in view, and so far os practicable, and with the best knowledge to he obtained, contour to these laws. * • • • The commerce of Portland is large, the to tal amount we are not now able to give. Dur tng the year 18W) she built twenty thousand Urns shipping, being one tilth of all built In the State. Like some other cities In New Kng tij ,r wa“,t 01 a borne market she has been obliged to sad a portion ot it to and irom oth er ports to her own loss. This she wishes to change. She still retains a large West India trade, mamly through her great staple, lum bcr. She has the largest sugar rctinery-tbat ot Messrs. J. If. Brown * Sons—in New Kn" laud, and is largely interested in other mauo faclurers. Her pioxhuity to Lewiston, on the Androscoggin, the Lowell of the Last and to Augusta, where the Messrs. Sprague of Providence, have made large investments will enable her merchants tootler iudueeme nt» for trade worthy ol careful attention. • • “The Blockade.”—Under this title we have received the following circular, which we print for the benefit of whom it may concern. A pencilled note on the margin informs us that “three delegates are expected from each party and three for the religious interests of each town.” What the convention so constitut ed is expected to do, is not very clearly set forth, but it cannot tail to exercise at least as much influence upon the course of public events as the Wigwam Convention held In Philadelphia last summer: THE BLOCKADE. To the Citizens of the United Mates: So nearly universal is the dissatisfaction in Political, Financial, social and Religious circles in this coun'ry. that thinking men are casting about for an anchorage; while many an anx ioas passenger on board the Ship ol State, as well as the Pilot, are earnestly inquiring “ifhat shall we do As most branches of theoretical and practical bind nets are at a stand, and Northern Interests are at present under a blockade, it is deemed a good time for consultation. With Log Book and Soundings, and an energetic determination to improve kind Heaven’s favoring breezes, we may yet reach the desired Harbor ol Liberty and Inde pendence. A proposition is afloat for a National Con vention (a hen and where is yet to be determ ined.) The platform suggested is: “UIGNITV OF LAW, F.qUAL RIGHTS AND DEM OCRATIC TAXATION.” The name of “REGULATORS” would not ofl'end the Southern sectionalism and is so in accordance with the Divine Controller’s de sign, that men heartily accept it. The motto: “ UNION AND RIGHT, MIND WITH MUSCLE, TRUTH IN LOVE,” embraces ideas and good will to all. As Wa terbury, Conn., is near the center of the en ergetic and redeeming influences of the coun try, it is proposed 'o hold a convention there, on the lath and 14th of Feoruary, 1807, tor the object of discussing and deciding whether a new organization shall be established 01 the old one amended. 260 citizens. VARIETIES. —In Cincinnati the hoys snow-ball tho pco ble who go out sleigh-riding so fiercely as to make it dangerous as well as disagreeable to ride. —The Bohemian and German forests have been nearly cleared of wolves by the move ments of troops and the thunder of cannon. Belgium is crowded with these agreeable ref ugees. —There is good sleighing all the way from Boston to St. Louis. —A lady of Georgia has written an heroic epic on the “destruction of Columbia, South Carolina.” —The harbor of Baltimore is completely blockaded with ice. —Several Southern papers have been run ning a parallel between George Washington and Jefi. Davis. Here is the idea advanoed by the Butts Record |n regard to it: “George. Washington—First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his country men. “Jeff. Davis-First in rebellion, first in petti coats, and last in the jail of his countrymen ” —“Every Saturday,” tor February 2, is pub lished, The short article upon Prof. Lowell from the Spectator, and tho one upon “The French Police’, from Readings by Starlight, are, to those who do not read tho serial stories’ those of the most interest in the present numl her. —The Mohammedans of Syria interpret the | meteoric shower as a sign of the downfall of tho’ European Cfiristian powers. For,say they, all the meteors fell from the cast toward the west and not one from the west toward the east therefore, the East i.e. Turkey, is to conquer’ the West, quod erat demonstrandum. —Homer is said sometimes to nod. Punch wants to know if he nods assent to all the translations that are published of his works. —Bangor had a concert for the benefit of the Cretans on Tuesday evening. —The evidence given in regard to one of the recent colliery explosions shows thst the men were in the habitofsmokinginthepit,and they carried duplicate keys, by means of which they could open the safety lamps. — the newest skating novelty in Chicago is that of a Bussiau who skates on stilts. —Miss Reignolds is now playing in Mobile, ner engagement in Vicksburg was se prosper ous that the manager has re-engaged her to ap pear there for two weeks after leaving Mobile. Her play of “Armadale” is highly praised. —A steam traction engine has just been brought iuto use on the earriago-road between Beirut and Damascus, and it promises to make a revolution in the trade hitherto car ried on by tho Imperial Ottoman Company, under French auspices. Not long since the Company lost 30 horses in ono snow strrm, near Khan El-Morad, on tho hights of Leb anon. This traction engine will go through in less than two days to Damascus, drawing several loaded wagons over tho heavy grades and arotmd the sharp curves. Thus is West ern enterprise driving |the entering wedge in to the inert mass of Oriental society. —The South Carolinian says there is a growing disposition among capitalists of tho North to loan money to the producers of cot \ ton, for the purpose of enabling them to carry on the labors of their plantations. I —The English literary journals have a ru mor that a munificent donor is about to found I an Anglo-Saxon professorship at Cambridge j University. —A society for the study of ballads aud circulation of books exists in Sunderland,Eng land. It consists of six, earning thirty shil lings a week ; two wood-carvers for ship-work, a rough kind of carving; one a watchmaker; one engine-fitter, who having lost a finger, paints photographs; and another wood-carver, who has also turned photograph painter. These men buy all the old books of ballads and cheap books that with their small means they can obtain, and make a point of reading them all. They buy or borrow Carlyle's and Bus kin’s cheap books, have Sir Walter Scott’s edition of Sir Tristram, J. Wilson, Hogg, By ron, all the Cumberland Poets and Selec tions, &c. —A few years ago some Indians who saw several women baptized by immersion In tho river at St. Joseph, Mo., ahole being fut in tho ice for that purpose, imagining that the cere mony, which they could not understand, was to make them good, afterwards brought their squaws, cut another hole in the ice near by, and gave them a ducking in spite of their re monstrances. —Upon a hotel sign In Bichmond, tho following words appear in painted earnest: President’s Policy ■WUiske7, fortcr, AJe and Clears,