Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, January 31, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated January 31, 1867 Page 1
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._ LY 1*1? SS. ZZZZZ^jsoT^r PORTLAND, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 31, 1867. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is fmiilHi <) everyday, (Sunday excepted,) ui No. 1 Printers Exchange. Commercial Street, Portland. N. A. FOSTKIt, Proprietor. Terms:—Fight Dollar? a year in advance. TflF MAINE STATE PRESS, to published at (he am- place < very Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, nvariably in advance. Rates or Adveri jsruo.-^Onc inch of space,in en >ili ot column, eoiiMinues a “square.” $i.r»rt per -quare daily lirst week : 75 cents |*er w ekaiter; tim e iu-.-moiis, r»r Km, $1.00; continu l»z every other day alter tirst week, 60 cents. Halt Mju:m . three insertions or less, 75 cents; one w ek, §1.00; .*0eem> per week alter. i!nder head ot “Ami kEMENTs, * §2.00 nor square pe week; three insertions or less, §1.50. -I;tuial Niitii• Ks.SiJ.-.T) per square lbr the first in B trtuui. auu VIocents pur square for eaolr subscoucut u .ertion. ^ i, A.ivstfsv,*n?nVs iuseyte<1 in. u,c “^ajne staie e :L *drge circulation in every i»:ir ot lie si ate) lor $1.00 per square lor first inseith n‘ aid m> per square lor each subsequent int»r ‘-S- '■£>] - s BUSIN ess CIA It OS. c. .1. stur>iA< n EtL FREiSCO PAINTER. Odce at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. G. Schlotter beck <Si Co., .TO.*{ Congrrm Nt, Portland, Mfj jal2du une door ubo v e Bro w n. h. m. i: n e we it , (Successors to J. Smith & Go.) Mann tar lurrr of Lrallirr JKclIiug. Also tor sale Belt Leather, Baeks & Sides, Lace Leather^ j BIVKIM nnd KIKS, sepl3dtt n Illl Congi-ra* Street. W. E. FREEMAN & CO.A ' I Ijgdiolsterers and Manufacturer*1©! t! FURNITURE, LOUNGES, BED-ST£aDS Spring-Beds, Mattreeses, Pew Cuslriona, !Vo. ft €lapp,n Rlm'li- foot EIm-mIhui Street, l*oi*l land. P. Freeman, J>. W. Deane. O. L. Quinby. _**ugiutt p j A. N. NOYES & SON, Manutiieturcrs and dealers in Stoves, Ranges & Furnaces, Can be tound in their NEW BUIf.DlNG ON ft.IMF NT., (Opixaite the Market.) Where they will be pleased to see all their former i customers and receive orders as usual. augltdtf n. | CHASE, CHARI & SXUETEVAWT, ; GENEKAL Commission Merchants, \VI<l([ory’H AVhurl, 1 ’OHTi.Am<. Me. octlcdtl HOWARD <£• CLEAVES, Attorneys k Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M NE. Office No. 30 Exchange Street, •luuepb Howard, ,iy9tt u Katlian Cleaves. M. PEARSON, Gold and Silver Plater —AND— Mainiluciurcr ot Silver Ware, Temple d St reefy first door from Congress Street PORTLAND, ME. May 19—dly u A. IVJJjJS UR & CO., 112 Tremont Street, Boston, Importer* and Dealers in WELCH and A9KKH1CAN HOOFING SLATES, of all colors, and slating nails. Careful attention paid to shipping. n aug22-«m JADEZ C. WOODMAN, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Has saved Ills Library. Offiee at2 2 1-2 Free street, in the Griffith block, third story. n jyitdtl' BRADBURY & SWEAT Counsellors at Law, £t*> CONCItBM H'l’KHKT, Chadwick Mansion, opposite failed States Hotel, Portland Maine. Bion Bradbury. nov Bit l h.M Sweat Deeriog. Milliken & Go., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERC IAL STREET, angSl-dtf t'onlnnd, Maine. JOSEPH STOltY BVurliyu itiarblc Co. Manufacturer* and Dealers In Ekamellp Slate Chimney Pieces, Brackets, Pier slabs, Crates and Chimney Tors. Import*'r and dealer in Eng lish Floor Tiles, Cerman and French Flower Pot#, Hanging V uses, Parian, Bisque, and Bronze Statuefts and Bust*. Class Slades and Walnut Stand*, Bohe mian and Lava Vases and other wares. 112 TKEMoMT SXBEKT Studio Building Wg22—6» n BOSTON, Mima. SHEPUEY & STUOUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, O F F IOE, Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex change street. G. F. MlFPLJbY. jytlrt A. A. STJIOUT. it. w. no luxsox, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, 219 Cougrc«N Ktrrcl* Jan 4—dtf PERUJVAXi BONNEY, Counsellor nml Attorney at Law, Morion liloclCongress Street, Two lloors ;tl»ovr l»r<bi«> IIoukc, PORTLAND, ME. nov 19 tf DAVIS, MESERVE. HASKELL & 00., Importers and Joblnrs of Pry Goods and Woolens, Arcade 4 8 Free Slrcrl,] F. DAVIS, | c. u. meservj:, i ~ . ___ L.P. HASKELL, [ PORTLAND, ME* g. OHAPMAM. j I)OVft*68dtf Wff J\ ruiLLirs a go., Wholesale Druggists, j No. 148 Fore Street. oct H-dti JOHN W, DANA, Connscllor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St. Doc 6—dtf ROSS <1 TEENY, P LAST K R K ft S. PLAIN AND OP.NAMKNTAL STOOOO AND MASTI0 WORKERS, Oak Street, between, Congress and Free Sts., POltTLAND, ME. Coloring, Whitening and White-Washing prompt ,y attended to. Orders irom out oi town solicited. May 22—dtt s. L. CARLE TON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 47 Ho rl&et Sq u five. Sept^i—dtt n A. E. & €. 17. HASKELL, REALISES IN Groceries Provisions, H'f.l Imlin flood., tlriilo, At,, at lowest cash rmcEs. 3S<1 ( oo3n„ Ml, I'orllaiKl. Me. jau5 tin' WIH. W. WHIPPLE, Wholesale Drur/t/isf, 21 MARKET SQUARE, PORTLAND, ME. __ *Ug2 t( SMITH & CLARK, Wholesale Dealers in TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, i«ii» pore street, ,1anH ^ W. W. THOMAS. Jr., Attorney and Counsellor al La tv [Chadwick Horse,] * 249 Coitysess bisect. octll-dly 77. M. 1>AX SON, STOCK BROKE It. No. 30 Exchange Street, PORTLAND M13 |l021dt‘ Kt INNESS CARDS. •JOHIN E. DOW, Jr., Attorney and Counsellor at Law, JAUNCEY OOUKT, W all Street, ..... New York City. tyCom'misBioner for Maine and Massachusetts. jJan. 29 dtf ___ WILLIAM A. PEARCE, PLUMPER! MAKER OF Force Pumps and Water Closets, Harm, Cold noil Shower It nth., Wash Howls, Hrnss and Silver Plalrd Cock*. Every description of Water Fixture lor Dwelling Houses, lintels and Public Buildings, ships, etc., ar ranged and set up in the best manlier, and all orders in tow u or country faithfully executed. Constantly on hand I -eta I pipes and Sheet Lead and Beer Pumps of all kinds. Also, Till Itoulino. Tin Conductors and work In that line done in the best manner. £ F AH kinds of Jobbing promptly at,ended to. MO. ISO FORK ST., Portland, Me. J<m 16_ dSm IHIBCHILL, BROWNS A MANSON, COMMISSION MERCHANTS, PORTLAND, MAINE, —AT— janlBHu No. II India Street, Bo*ton. *J. B. HUDSON, .IK., artist, 27 Market Square, Yuggldfan PORTLAND, ME. IF. II. WOOD .1 SOX, BROKERS, " Xo. 178 - — - Eore Street. y7 „ CLOUDMAN «€• STEVENS, WHOLESALE DEALERS JN W, I. Goods and Groceries, No. 15 Louff Wharf, Foot of Exchange St.. ia2tid.3w» PORTLAND, ME. THOS. K. JONES, SIGN PAINTER, SUCCEHflOR TO WM. CAPEN, at preseut at ASUOOD^, 12 MARKET NlfiARE. Ki'tcrg as specimens of his work to the following signs:—Lowell ifrvSonUr, Bailey & Noyes, Oean In surance Oo., and others on Lxehange street; Cros man A Co., Seh loiter beck & Co., Lovell A Sente r, and otberspn Congress street; W. T. Kilborn »V Co., A. 1). Itceves, and others on Free street. jau9dlm* BUILDING. LUMBER, Wholesale and Retail. BOARDS, Mink, Shingles and Scantling ol all sizes constantly on hand. Building material sawed to order. IS4AC DYER. au^llii No. uj Union Wharf. Gcreat Inducements H’OR PARTIES WISHING TO BUILD. fJMIE subscribers otter tor sale a large quantity ol 1 dcsirablo building lota in the West Kndoltb. uity, lying ou Vaughan, Pine, Neal, Carlton, Thomas, West, Emery, Cushman, Lewis, Branthall, Monu ment, Danforth,Orange and Salem Streets. They will sell on a credit of from one to ten years, a de.'ircu oy tie; purcl.asers. Erotu parties who build immediately, so ci sh itvs):kii ulquiked. Apply at the ottiee ot the subscribers, where full particulars may he oklaiucd. J. B. BROWN & SONS. Portland. May 3. 1865. ma oti Arcuitkctckit aricNGi\ kekinb. Messrs. AMIMSON. BON NELL 4 CO., have made arrangements vvilh Mr. STEAD, an Architect of established reputation, and will hi future carry on Architecture with their business as Engineers. Par ties intending to build arc invited lo caltattheii ortice, No. 306 Congress street, and examine eleva tions and plans ol churches, banks, stores, blocks ol buildings, 4c. j 12 JVM. 11. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Map’e Street. General Agent lor the State lor 11. IF . JOHNS > Improved Hoofing, For buildings ol all kinds. GAR and STEAM BOAT DECKING. ROOFING CEMENT, for coat ing and roiiairin? all kiuus ol roofs. PRESERVA TIVE PAINT Jor iron and wood work, Metal Roofs, &c. COMPOUND CEMENT, for repairing hakv shingled roofs. BLACK VARNISH, lor Ornamen tal Iron work &c. Full descriptions, c rcular. prices. Are. lurnbhed by mail or on upplicationat theofiict' where samples and testimonials can lesecn. sep12dtf COPAUNTNEIKUIP. Dissolution of Copartnership. BY mutual consent Cyrus Staples’ interest in our tirm ceases on and alter this date. All persons lioldiiig bills against the late firm are requested to present them for payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at the old stand, No. 173 Com mercial street. CYltUS STAPLES, GEO. M. STANWOOD, D. P. NOY ES. The business will he continued by the remaining partners under tbo name and style of Stanwood & Noyes. GLO. M. STANWOOD, D. P. NOYES. January 1,1867. janlklow rpiuc lift'OK 1CSI4UNED have formed IT Co 1- partnersliip lor the purpose of transacting a Clothing ami Furnishing Goods business, under the firm ot ROBINSON & KNIGHT, Al aSS CONGKKSS STREET. O’NKIL W. ROBINSON, STEPHEN iJ. KNIGHT. Portland, Doc. 8, 1868. dtf COOPER & MORSE, TAKE pleasure in informing tlieir old patrons and friends that the.v 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, &c., That the market affords, and it will lie their earnest andeavor to serve their customers with promptness and fidelity. decl .dtf French Language and Literature TAUGHT BY PROF. LEON DE MONTIER, l^ROM France; graduated in the Academic de Par r is TXniversitie de France. Late Professor in the French Language ami Literature in the McGill Uni versity an«l High School of Montreal. Canada East. Prof. LEON «le MONTJKB l»egs leave to say that ho is prepared to give Lessons in the above impor tant hranceb 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 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 will impart a pro ficiency ol shaking, together with the pure Parisian accent, so deservedly esteemed by all well educated people. Nothing shall be wanting on the purt of Prot.L.de M. to enable his pupils to make the most, rapid pro gress, and by his oxen ions to speak the French lan guage in the shortest lime. Apj dicat ions to the terms may be made by letter or otherwise, at 52 Free St, or at Messrs Bailey & Noyes Book shire, Exchange st. References are kindly permitted by the following: In Portland.—Rev, Dr. Dalton,corner Soutli and Spring Streets; Rev. E. Holies; Dr. Fitch, 87 State Street; Dr Chadwick 295 Cougress Street ; Dr. Lud wig ; C. O. Files Esq. Principal of Portland Acade my. January 10. dtf “THE PEN IS MIGHTIEB THAN THE 8WOK».» Tha Gold Pen -Best and Cheapo t of Pens* Morton’s Gold Pens J The Best Pens in the World ! For Raleni his Headquarters, No 25 Maiden Lane, New York, and l>y every duly-appointed Agent at tlio same prices. A Catalogue, with Aill description of Sizes and Prices, sent on receipt ot letter postage. no20d&w6m A* MORT0N. 8. WINSLOW & CO.’S NEW GROCERY! HAVING moved into our new store, next door be low our old stand, and lilted it lor a FIR NT C'l.ANN OROfERY, : wei beg leave to return our tlianks to ouv numerous ! {! * 101 n !"*? ^vofH’an<* inform them and the pub | li. generally, that while endeavoring to maintain our IfvKK’:? of HKEF.and all kinds we liavu milled to our Stock acl.o.ce variety of ,„,rc ffroccries, and hope by selling the best ot g*KKls ’ 1 At the Lowcsl la* I, K»ricr«! I lo merit a lair share of patronage. The same atten tion as heretofore paid to orders for Meats and Vegc i tables for dinners. Cart will call tor orders every morning if desirod. S- WINSLOW & CO. No. 28 Spring Street Market. 8. WINSLOW. C. E. PAGE. January II. dCm 11 AX HON £■ WINSLOW’S Steam Mills, Iron Foundry, -AND Plough 31anulbctory, "lATl - would inform the public that wo are prepar VV ed to lurnudi Castings of every description to ; order at short notice. 'Ve now have on hand an as ; sorlment ol Window Weights, bled Shoes and other ! eastings. mr Wc arc prepared lo lurnish Castings for Kail Road Corninities and Ship Builders. Also. Planing, Jointing, Matching and Sawing promptly done J- W. IIANSON, C. CJ. WINSLOW. Si Y ork Mt., Ilriiil of Snidi’a Wharf. Jar 1—d Lewi« piukTiT Altomeytand Counsellor at Law, No. 8 Clapps Block, Jul2l COFA KTS LItS 11 IF. Dissolution of Copartnership. THE copnrtnorsliip heretofore existing under tlio lirm name of Barbour & Hasty is this day dis solved by mutual consent. W. F. BARBOUR, _ , , ANDREWS HASt Y. Portland, Jan. 14,1867. Copartnership Notice! THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the lirm name of Haatv & Kim ball. andkkws Hasty, G. P. KIMBALL. ^Portland, Jan. 14, 1867. janlSdSw Copartnership Notice fTlHE undersigned have this clay formed a copart X nersliip under the lirm name of EVANS & BAYLEY. for tho purpose of carrying on tho Crockery and Furniture Business in all its branches, and have talceu a leaso ot stores Nos-1 & 2 Free Street Block. ARAD KVANS, RAFAEL A. BAYLEY. ^Portland, Jan 1,18C7. janl4dtl Copartnership Notice ! THE undersigned have formed a Copartnership under the iirui name of the, Pari* F■•nring Company , and have taken tlie Paris Mills formerly carried on bv Messrs Woodman & Co. at South Paris, Me. Mr. Charles Bailey of the former lirm will remain at So. Paris, and Messrs Orawlbrd & Morgan, may be found at 143 Commercial St. Portland. All orders, and remittances, should be addressed to the Pari* 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 1807 jan 14dA 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 pun'ha Bed the stock and good will of tho late lirm of GEO. T. BURROUGHS & CO., 1 shall continue the FURNITURE BUSINESS at tlieir old stand, LANCASTER HALL, and by prompt attention to the wants ot customers, shall endeavor to merit a continuance ol' their pat ronage, which I respectfully solicit. CHAS. B. WniTTElUORE. 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 109 FORE STREET. A. M. SMITH, C. J. CLARK. Portland, Jan. 1,18(17. janl4<12w Dissolution of Copartnership PJ1HE Copartnership heretofore existing between FENDEKSON & SABINE, is tills day dissolved by mutual consent. TLe affairs of the late firm will be settled by W. A. SABINE, who will continue the Wholesale Fruit aud Fancy Gro ceries, &e., at the Old Stand. J. A. FENDEKSON, W. A. SABINE. Jan. 1,1867.jaulO d3w 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 83T"Star please copy. Copartnership* rpiIE undersigned have this day associated them X uelves together under the lirrn name of PICKETT & GRAY, to do a Palm, Oil and Vnrui.b BuNiacm in all its branches at 187 FORE STREET. JEROME B. FICKETT, Jail. 1,1SC7—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, Meserve, Haskell & Co., 1*5* Free Street. CHAS. SMALL, SAM’L G. DAVIS, W. Y. POMEROY. Portland, Jan 1st, 18G7. ja5U4w NOTICE. THE subscriber having disposed of his Stock in store to Messrs Burgess, Fobes & Co., Requests all persons indebted to him to call at their Countiug Room No. 50 Commercial 51..Thom as Block, and settle. Thankful lor past favors, he commends to his friends and former patrons tlieir large and woll seleeted Stock of Leads, Oils, Colors, &c. CHARLES FOBES. Portland, Jan. 2, 1867. d2n. Dissolution ofjjopartnerskity THE copartnership heretofore existing between tlig subscribers, under fhe firm name ot Randal Brothers, is this day dissolved by mutual consents The atta rs of the late firm will be settled at tlic 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 Male Flour IIUMiueMM, and have taken the store owned by D. T. Chase, Commercial street, head Long Wharf * JOHN RANDALL, G. A. HUNT, Portland, Jan. 17,18G7. E. A. GLIDDEN. COPARTNERSHIP. rilHE undersigned have this day firmed a copart - JL nerahip under the name of 1! AND ALL, EMERY & CO., and will continue the Whel»aile Grocery anil I’roviMiQn Bubkiicmm, 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. jau2ld2w Dissolution of Copartnership THE copartnership heretofore existing under the name ot CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All persona hold ng bills against the firm, arc requested to present them tor payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at 337 Congress Street. CALVIN EDWARDS. WILLIAM <». TWOMBLY. The subseril»er having obtained the fine store No. 337 Congress Street, will continue the business, and will keep constantly on hand FINIS O FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Stcinway Instrument, which he can sell at the manufacturer's LOWEST PRICES. Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS. OLD PIANOS taken in exchange. Orders lor tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. WiH. G. THOMBLV. November 26,1866. dtf Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned bavc this day formed a co partnei>hp under the style and firm of Morgan, Dyer «£ Co., And have purchased of Messrs. LORD & CRAW FORD their Stock and lease of store No. 143 Commercial Street, b mincssi llri’°Se °l t,ansacl‘nS a general wholesale W. I. Goods, Groceries, Flour and Provisions, D.^T,r0I,e uCooperage, Lumber, Country Produce, «V ., solicited, un,| tshali lvrplvn is-r^oiial and prompt attention. A. K MORUAiT <1. W. DYER, P„tan„,SePtlU.I^. WH. DVKB. can be louml will, a new mock • ol Sewing Machines, ot vurious kinds Silk Twist, Cotton—all kin Is and colors, Needle., oil etc ltw Middle street, up one Ilight stairs. jullTe’od Notice. PERSONS clearing the ruins or digging cellars can lind a good place to deposit their rubbish on Franklin Wharf. sept 10 dtl S. ROUNDS, Wharfinger, REMOVALS. MEMO V A E~ JAMES O’DONNELL, Counsellor at Law, lYoInry Public A ( einmisMioncr of Deeda, Has removed to Clapp’s New Block, COB. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, Jan 15._(Over Sawyer’s Fruit Store.) dtf Ii e M o v a L ! II. CLIFFORD, Counsellor* at Law, And M.liciior of l'alc.U, Has Removed to Corner of B own and Congress Streets, JalG_BROWN’S NEW BLOCK. dtf OUT OF THE EIRE ! B. F. SMITH A SON’S New Photograph Rooms, — AT— NO. 1G MARKET SOU A RE. au220 u dtt «. G. DOWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT August 30,1806. n dtt^ R‘EM OVAL!* T II E Merchants National Bank Will remove on MONDAY, Nov. 12, to the OFFICE OF H. M. PAYSON, 32 Exchange St. ouHkltf REMOVED. STROUT~i» GAGE, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over I.ortng’* Dr., Sure. S. C. RTilOUT. It. W. GAGE, dec^l d&wtf HOLDEN & PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at haw, Office, 229 1-2 Congress Street, Near- tlie Court House. A. HOLDEN. be]>5till H. C. PEABODY. Harris & Waterhouse, 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. n A KRIS. de4tf J. E. WATERHOUSE. o. M. & n. if. irA&a have resumed business at the head of Long Wharf, under J. W. Munger’s Insurance Office, amt will be pleased to see.thflir former customers and receive their orders as usual. July in, 1866. n dtt DO IV A- LI It fit l>. Y, iuNurance A newts, will be found at No 117 Commercial, corner of Exchange St, Homo Oiiice of Now York; National Office of Boston; Narragansctt Office of Provideuco; Putnam Office of Hartford; Standard Office of New York, uid other reliable offices, are represented by this agency. John Dow.Jy25dtf F. W. Llhbcy. BYBON, GBKElVOrRH A CO., FiTrs, IkUs, Caps and Robes, 164 Middle fcit„ over T. Bailey fr Co. jull7tt WOODMAN. i’KCK A «jb7,~ WhoIcTile Dry Goods, No. 4 Galt Block, Commercial St. Jol 17—dtl JJOT1CE. il. J. LIBBY <fc CO., Manufacturers and Commission Merchants. Counting Room over First National Bank, No. 23 Free street, second story. • iyll tf JAM H ROHE MRKRILL. Dealer" in • Watches, Jewelry, Masonic Regalia, and Mili tary Goods, No 13 Free street, Portland, barno store with Geyer and Caleb iyI2dtf EAGLE Ml UL*t« ait hough burned up, the Pro prietors, Messrs. li. J. Hill & Co., are now pre pared to furnish Codecs, Spices, Cream Tartar, &c, at their new place of business, No. 100 Green St. An Order Slate may be lonnd at Messrs. Ix>w, Phiuimer & Co’s, No 83 Commerc al St, and at Mr C. M. Rice’s Paper Warehouse, No. 185 Fore Street. All orders i romptly atten ed to. Goods at lie lowest prices. jullGtt H PACKARD, Bookseller and Stationer, may be • found at No. 337 Congress St., corner of Oak St.__ jultGtl RS. WEBSTER. 4r CO., can be touud at the store • of jC. K. Babb, Clapp’s Block, No. 9, where we offer a good assortment of Clothing and Furnishing Goods at low prices. jul 16 CiMITH & REED. Counsellors at Law, Morton ** Block, Congress St. Same entrance as 0. S. Ar my offices. iyl2dtf rrWE EASTERN EXPRESS €07 arc now A permancntlv located at No. 21 Free street, and prepared to do Express Business over all the Rail road and Steamboat routes in the State, and West by P. S. & P., Eastern and Boston «Jfir Maine Roads to Boston, connecting there with Expresses to all parts ol the country." For the convenience of our customers on Commer cial amt Fore streets, an order book lor ireiglit Calls will be kept at office of Canadian Express Co., No. — Fore sireet. J. N. WINSLOW. J>24 tf_ JAr E. ]\1# HAND, Attorneys and Counsellois, • No. 16 Free Street, n^ar Middle. juL3 A if S. E. SPRING may be touud at the store of Fletcher if Co., corner ol Uuion and Commer cial streets. iyll tf bTATHAN GOULD, Mer< hant Tailor, has removed to No. 16 Market Square, over S wee toil’s Apothe cary store. jylo—U DEBLOIN A WEBB, Attorney*! aud C'ounHclIorM, at the Boody House, corner ol Congress and Chestnut streets. jy26 MH. REDDY, • MEItCH A NT TAILOR, AND DEALER IX GENTS’ FURNISHING GOODS, No. 107 FEDERAL STREET. Wc have in store one of the finest assortment of ENGLISH, GERMAN, FRENCH and DOMESTIC CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, &( ., that can be ihrrnd 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.4,VO-/'Otf TE. I1VBTKIJCTTON GIVEN on the PIANO FORTE, by Miss AGNES McC. LOUD, 427 Congress Street. January 4,1SOT. jaMlm* Portable Steam Engines, COMBINING the Maximum of efficiency, dura bility aiid economy with the minimum of weight and price. They ave widely and lavorably known, more than GOO being In use. All warranted satis factory, or no sale. Descriptive circulars sent on application. Address J. C. HOADLEY A 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 are receiving Blessings by buying Goods Cheap Blankets at Old Prices/ Only 94,00 per pair. Fancy Shirting Flannels! ONLY 50c PER VARD. Good American Prints. 1 Shilling pr. yd. Bleached and Brown Cottons, Ar LOW PRICES! Thibcts, Shawls, Cloakings, Beav ers, Poplins. Drews Good* of nil Description*. WOOLEN GOODS FOB MEN & BOY’S WEAR! 83r“ All of the above Goods will bo offered at a GREAT REDUCTION from regular rates. Remember! No. -4 Docring Bloelc. Dec 8—d&wtf Flour, Meal, &c. 100 BBLS. Baltimore Family Flour. 100 “ Baltimore extra Flour. 15 “ Rye Flour. 10 “ Buckwheat. 20 half bbls. Buckwheat. 40 bbls. superior new Out Meal. 25 “ kiln dried Meal. 'o “ superior White Meal (for table use). 1000 lbs. Blitter, &c., die., in store and just re ceived, lor sale by CHASE RICO TRIERS, jaOBST&Ttf HEAD LONG WHARF. NOTICE. ALL persons indebted to the late Dr. Charles W. Thomas, are requested to make immediate pay ment to the uudcndgDed, who is duly authorized to collect the same. Office No. 188 Fore Street, ovor Canal National Bank. House No. 55 Danforfh Street, corner of State Street. GEORGE A. THOMAS. January 1,1807. eod4w Store to Let. THE GOTHIC STORE on Congress Street, op posite Lathyette Street. This is one of the best stands for tlie Grocery Business in the City, having had a large trade for the past ten years. , Apply to S. L. CARLETON, jan 1 dedtf 27 Market Square. INSUUANCk HV O W IS THE TIME TO INSURE! WITH THE GREAT Mutual Life Iiis. Co., Oi New York. Cash Assets, $18,000,000. Increasing at the rate of $300,000 per mouth. Another Grand Dividend! "ITTILL be made on the first ot February next, f v Those who insure at this time will derive the beuetit of that dividend, which will add largely to the sum insured, or may be used in payment of fu ture premiums. It is the best New Year’s Gift ! A man can Onslow on his family, in view of the un certainty of life. Many Policies now subsisting with this Great Company are yielding a la am; increase, as the following casus will show: No ot Ain’t Ain't of Dividend

Policy. Insured Prem. Pd. Additional 518 *3500 2252,25 *2710,22 556 500 201,23 376,02 1707 8000 3039,20 4830,87 7802 6000 2608,00 3217,84 10Si5 1000 359,80 644.52 10793 3000 1066,20 1579,53 4146 1000 533,90 685,93 12410 1500 410,93 623,24 Hr' Many more cases with similar results and name, qan be furnished to those who will liivor us with a call at our office. 83f" Do not fall to examine into the advantages this Great Company presents before insuring else where, by applying at the Agency of W. D. LITTLE Sc CO., Office 79 Commercial SC, Up Stairs. I jf Non.Forfeiting, Endowment, Ten Year, and allother form of Policies are issued by this Compaq on more iavorable advantage than by any othcrCom pany._ dec27dtf Reliable Insurance ! W. D. LITTLE & Co, General Insurance Agents, Offices (fpr the present)at No 79 Commercial St,& 30 Market Square, (Lancaster Hall Building,) CONTINUE to represent the following Final ClaitM Fire Companies, viz: Phoenix, Of Hartford, Ct. Merchant*’, Of Hartford, Ct. Citr Fire, Of Hartford, Ct. North American, Of Hartford, Ct. New England, Of Hartford, Ct. Allaatie, Of Providence, R. I. Atlantic Mntnal, Of Fxcter, N. U. And arc prepared to place any amount wanted on Good property, at the most favorable rates. SSr^FAltM AND VILLAGE Property, and CITY DWELLINGS and Household Furniture insured for a term of years, on highly iavorable rates. L SSES PROMPTLY ADJUSTED AND PAID as heretofore, at our office. Every loss ot these of tiCes by the great tiro in this City, was paid up with out any delay, difficulty or discount, (oi more than simple interest,) to the entire satisfaction of all the parties, to whom we are at liberty to reler. Dec. 27 dtf B K n O V AIi ■ 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 i« no others on the globe, and on the most favorable terms. Parties preferring first class insurance, are res pectfully invited to call. November 5. I860, dtf LS» Twembley, General Insurance Broker, • would inform bis many friends and the puol'c generally that he is prepared to continue the Insur ance Business as a Broker, and can place Fire, Life and Marine Insurance to «ny extent in the best Com panies in the United Stales. All business entrusted to my c re shal. be taithiu iy attended to. Office at C. Al. Rice’s Paper Store, No. 183 Fore St, where orders can be left. jullGtf SP EC LA L NOTICE —OF— Life Insurance! CTAVING been appointed General Agents for j J. Maine of the old New England Mutual Life Ins. Co., Of Boston, Mass., being the oldest purely Mutual Life Ins. Co. in America, we wish filly good, active agents to work in the ditl'creut 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 oi over #4.000,000 00. 'ihe Co. formerly made uid paid its dividends once in five years. A Divi ieuu will lie made up in Nov. lsfti, and annually thereafter, and available one year from date of Poli cy. Applications for local Agencies will be made to RUFUS SMALL & SON, Gen’i Agents, no21d3m biddelbrd, Me. ATLANTIC Mutual Insurance Company, 51 Wall SI, cor. William, NEW YORK, January, 1866. Insures against Marine and Inland Navi gat ion Risks. The whole profits of the Company revert to the Assured, and are divided annually, upon the Premi ums terminated during ihe year; and lor which Ccr tilicates are issued, bearing interest until redeemed. The Dividend was 40 per cent, in each oi the years 1863-4, and 5, and 35 per cent, in 1866. The Company has Aaaeiau Over Twelve Million Dollar*, viz United States and State of New-York Stocks, City, Bank and other Stocks, #4,828.585 Loans secured by Stocks and otherwise, 3,330,350 Premium Notes and Bills Receivable, Real Estate, Bond and Mortgages and other se curities, 3.C50.025 United States Gold Coin, go ft!0 Cash in Bank 310 550 *12,199,970 trustees: John 1>. Jones, Wm. Sturgis, UiajlesDcunis, Henry K. Bogert, W. H. H. Moore, Joshua J. Henry, Henry Coit, Dennis 1‘crkina, Wm.C. PicketspU, jos. Gallard, jk, LewisCurtii, J. Henry Burgy Clias. U. Hussell, Cornelius Grinnoll, Luwell Holbrook, C. A. Hand, U. Warren Weston, B. J. Howland, Foysl Phelps, Bcnj. Babcock, a" Sf?8,l0W- Fletcher Wcstray, Itxbt. B. Minturn Jr, Win. L. Dodge, Gordon W. Burnham, Geo. G. Hobson, Fred’k Gbauucey, David Lane, James Low, James Pryco Geo. 9. Stephenson, "'.‘ley, Wm. H. Webb. Daniels. Miller, Jcihn D. Jones, President. Charles Denni», Vice-President. 'V.U. H. Moore,2dVicc-Prcst. . _ „ J- D. Hewlett, 3d Vice-Prcst. J. H.Craphan,Secretary. Applications lor Insurance with the above named Company received and forwarded by John W. raunger, apUdlmeod9miiw6w Correspondent. ORGAN AND Melwkon manufac tory No. IS Chcmunl ' Portland,I Mr. WILLIAM P. HASTINGS TS now prcFKued to attend to the wants of Ms former 1 patrons undcusturaem, anil ilie public generally l_he superior character of his instruments, especially UPRIGHT ORGANS. which instyle ot linish resemble the upright Piano, is kh°V' re*liwire an exlendeil notice, lie will keep on lianu a lull assortment of instruments ot (lie Most Approved Styles and Patterns, - AND AT — Prices Within the Bench of All!! and trusts that the superior excellence of tone, as weli as the excellence ot Ins workmanship, may, as here tofore, comincud him to the public favor and pat ronage. September 17. !£GG. eod&wtl New Store—Juit Open. BLUNTlc FOSS, dealers in Builders Hardware,Nails,Glass,Wooden Ware B°°BS, SASH AND BLINDS, and CARPEN _ wB-jii ^ in Great Variety. On Ifliadlc, between Hampshire & Franklin Sts. Jas. f. Blunt. ja2hl3m» Jas. A. Foss. GREAT DISCOVERY! ROGERS’ Excelsior Pain Purer. Tlie Best Preparation Ever Made For the following Complaints: ALL SF5X2?9 ani1 NEURALGIC PAINS, PLEURISY PAINS. rheumatism, TOOTHACHE, STIFF NECK, HEADACHE, EARACHE, DIPHTHERIA, „ . SORE THROAT and AGUE. Also im aluablc in all cases of Sprains and Bruises. Trvitandyou will be satisfied. Manufactured and sold wholesale and retail by W. W. Rogers, Hampden Comer, Maine. Sold in Portland by H. H. HAY Hz CO., wholesale and retail. Jal2dCm* CHI A HH. 200 M. Imported ana domestic Cigars tor sale by c. C. MITCHELL He SON, iull3tl 178 Fore Street. Blf RON D. VKHKILL, Counsellor at Law, No. It Free Street. JulH daily press. PORTLAND. ’ "r, ■ Thursday Morning, January 31,1867. The Maine Hlale Preu. Published this morning, contains a report of the proceedings of the Temperance Conven tion at Augusta last week, the resolutions adopted by the VVoolgrowers’ Convention at the 3ame place, the latest particulars of the investigation into the West Auburn murder, a complete statement of the present condition ol the Maine colony in Jaffa, the speech el Mr. Morris of Portland on the bill in the Leg islature to ratify the constitutional amend ment, a sketch of the life of the late Nathaniel Parker Willis, together with the usual variety of foreign and domestic news, shipping news, market reports, &c., .fee. We had nearly.for got'en to mention a synopsis of the Presi dent's last veto message but one. Congressional Salaries and Perqaisilcs. The correspondence which we publish In another column touches a matter which, if it had not been overshadowed by the momen tous questions growing out of a prolonged civil war, would unquestionably have attract ed a large share of public attention. The mileage abuse is old, but there is a firm con viction on the part of the people that it ought to be reformed. Some day we hope they will insist upon a reform. Members of Congress ought to receive a fair compensation for their labors—fair wages for fair work. Extra trav elling expenses ought to be taken into the ac count, and the people are not disposed to reckon very closely with their representatives. A liberal allowance should be made; but when it is nearly as cheap lor government to charter a steamer to convey a California Con gressman to his home as to pay his mileage, the allowance must be considered excessive. The system puts a premium on long loutes. It is a positive advantage to hail from the other side of the continent. Members from the remoter sections of the Union quietly draw their mileage when Congress adjourns and go to Europe instead of going home. Their allowance is amply sufficient tor a voy age round the world. The representatives ot the nearer States are not benefited in the same way. The system works unequally. It has but one excuse; it ofTers a strong induce ment to Western Congressmen to vote against a removal of the Capital to any point nearer their homes. Ot other perquisites, the franking privilege, the stationery bills, the black gloves for Con gressional funerals, Ac., Ac., we do not now speak. As to salaries, we should hesitate to say that the present figure, considering the expenses of living in these times, is too high. But there can be no doubt that the action ot the Thirty-ninth Congress increasing its own pay deserves the condemnation it has general ly received. It is worth noting, perhaps, that all the Democrats in the Senate and all but six iu the House voted lor this measure. But they found allies enough among the Uepubii eaus to carry it. It was carried, and there is no reason to expect that action to be reversed. Probably members of Congress who voted for this appropriation did not regard it as a viola tion of contract. Their constituents do. These gentlemen accepted their nominations and took their seats knowing precisely what salary to expect. There was an implied con tract to render their services for the salary ap pointed bylaw. It they found it too small, nobody could have complained if they had voted to increase it lor the benefit of their successors, but they bad no moral right to make new and better terms tor themselves. Now have the people any remedy? lathe public treasury at the mt-rcy of any luture Congress, which chooses to improve upon this had precedent? By no means. We desire once more to call the attention of the Maine Legislature to a pending amendment to the national Constitution, which, if ratified, would prevent the recurrence of such a pro ceeding. Ij the appendix to Lanman’s use ful dictionary of Congress, we find subjoined to the first ten amendments to the Constitu tion, two others, proposed at the same time but never adopted. 'These twelve amend ments were proposed to the State legislatures when there were but eleven States in the Union. While they were still penning, the number of States increased to lourteen, and at the critical moment jnst beiore they became fifteen, it was found that ten of the series had been ratified by eleven States, in this manner the first ten amendments now belonging to the Constitution were barely saved, ele ven being three fourths of fourteen, but not three fourths of fifteen. The oth.’r two have not been further acted on and are still pending, neither accepted nor definitely rejected. One of them, the second in the series as originally proposed, reads thus: No law varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives shall take effect until an election of Repre sentatives shall have intervened. This amendment has received the assent of the Legislatures of seven States—Vermont, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maryland, Vir ginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Four States—Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania—rejected it while accepting the other ten. Massachusetts, Con necticut and Georgia never acted on any of the series, and the twenty-two States since ad mitted have never acted on this. Now why should not the twenty-five States which have never considered this amendment take it up and ratify it? Why should not the four which rejected it, reconsider their action ? Official information may be sought and ob tained liom the State Department at Wash ington. In what better way can the popular disapproval of the measure crowded through at the close of the last session of Congress be expressed than by the deliberate decree of the State Legislatures that it shall not be re pealed? The Dred Scott Case Again. “It is not so very long sinoo this very court declared that the negro in this country had no rights which a white man is bound to respect. THAT SnOCKINO DECLARATION STOOD AS LAW fob A time. Is it law now? Not at all!” This was the paragraph in the Press leader which I called in question as not true—not law/ It is from lacing this assertion and making it good or acknowledging his error, that the editor seeks to escape.—Anonymous correspon dent of the Argus. Gentlemen are not accustomed to impeach the sincerity oftheir opponents in public or private discussion. It is not an argument to say that your opponent lies, though a differ ent impression appears to prevail among the Demociatic Congressmen just now, two of them having exposed themselves to the cen sure of the House for such language within the last ten days. If this nameless corres pondent ol tbe Argus's believes that we have misrepresented the Dred Scott decision, it is bis business to show that we bave done so.— Assertion, and reassertion, accompanied by charges of equivocation are not argument. We have given chapter and verse in sup port of the usual view of the ease. We have quoted the very words declaring that at the time when the constitution was iramed and adopted the negro race were regarded as hav ing “no rights which a white man was bound to respect.” We have quoted this explicit de claration : We think they are not included, and were not intended to be included, under the word “citizens" in the Constitution, and can there fore claim none of tho rights and privileges which that instrument provides for and secures to citizens of the United States. Finally we have quoted the decision of the court, excluding Dred Scott fton logal re dress (or an assault, on the express ground that be 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.” Now in pure wonder and amaze ment, we ask ichat rights were left to the ne gro race under this decision? Here was a man who complained of an assault upon his own person, upon his wife and children, and the Court decided that he bad no right even to be beard. The decision was not merely that a negro had no right to complain of an an assault, but that he had no right to sue in courts of the United States at all. No Injury could entitle hint to redress. If tins does „ot mean what Judgo Taney so tersely expressed by the * formula commonly quoted, it means nothlna The substance of the decision wai ulat groes under the Coastitution had ‘ no rights which white men were bound to respect.’’ xu the popular apprehension this phrase stood and correctly stood, tor the net result of the elaborate reasoning of the eourt. That shocking declaration did staLd as law. Who ever asset ts the contrary should he able to back up his assertion with some reasons. The correspondent of thfi Argus furnishes none. Of the cowardly meanness which character izes one allusion in this civil person's last communication to the Argus we do not choose to speak more explicitly than to say that it will remind many readers of the little sneak who alter he had received a drubbing from a schoolfellow, shook his head sulkily aud milt tered, \\ ell, if X can’t lick you 1 know what I can do, I can make faces at your sister.’’ The Canadian Fields. A correspondent of the N ew York Tribune writing from Belleville,Canada West, gives the following interesting account ol the recent discovery of gold in Madoc: We are having a little gold excitement iu the section of Canada known as the Bay ol Quinte district. This new El Dorado is situ ate iu the Township of Madoc, County of Hastings, C. W., 00 miles from Kingston and immediately in the vicinity of the Marmora Iron-bed, recently purchased for *200,000 by a Pittsburgh, Pa., company of iron smelters, with a view to its early ox>eration. The tacts in regard to this gold mine are as follows: About nine mouths ago two tanners named Powell, under the impression that a bed of copper ore was to be fouud on a farm belonging to a man named itichanlaon, iu the township indicated above, commenced the work of excavation, and alter they had "one down some hall dozen fcet they found wliat they conceived to be gold liberally dill usee I through a coarse sand. They secured a quan tity ol this mixture aud brought it to the Iron tier town—Believille—where they exhibited it, but received no encouragement. Six months later the same peisous procured other specimens aud sent it to town, and this time it fell into the hands of a man named Car; iroin Boston, who happened to be iu the vic inity boring tor coal oil. Carr at once gave the matter serious consideration, aud on a visit to the Bx>ot secured further evidence of the richness ot the dexxisit, and made arrange ments tor its purchase fer *30,000 ingold, the money to be paid on the 10th of Dee. last — A bond was taken by Carr Horn the ow ners stipulating fer a deed oi littecu acres at the time agieed upon, and the excaVatien was at once secured Irom predatory designs by rneaus ol an inclosure and an armed guard. It tbeu became known that gold in considerable rich ness bad been tound in this shalt. not only in coarse sand, but in decayed quartz, and also In a cream-colored quart/, that abounded in a cieviee and its surroundings, and specimens ..v.w ovnne.iv.ii V/VC1 IUC L’UUUlf), producing an immense excitement. Compan ies were formed anti parties of discovery were sent out in every direction, the chief aim be ing to secure mineral leases of tanners’ lands, with a view to speculation. The country was lauiy run o .er with gold-seekers, and ere the 10th of December tinned nearly all the land hi the towTisliip of Madoc and large quantities in the adjoining townships to the east anti west were already under lease, and rumors ol new discoveries weie abundant. Tlie atten tion of the Canadian Government was also at tracted by the discovery, and a gold inspector was at once appointed, and tlie price ot Crown lauds in the neighborhood increased one-half Geologists partook ol the mania as well, and Sir William ixigan dispatched two of his staff to report. The loth ot December arrived, and with it came the representatives of the Do a ton Com pany, but wituout sufficient money to make goou the purchase. They asked lurther tune, and ottered to deposit a small sum to be for feited at the expiration ot it should they again fail to connect. But no arraugemeut was effected, and iiichardson sold under pro test from the hrst purchasers to a local com pany, whose chances lay in their ability to se cure an'outside customer; and in this they were hnaiiy successful. Mr. Lombard ot Chi cago became the purchaser for *Jb,Ouo cash, providing the title could be made good as against the Boston men, who claim their right to redeem in any reasonable time, 'lliis bargain was consummated on Monday last, gist instant, and the mine or shall has been tilted with timbers to secure it against thelt until the chancery suit now peudiug is decid ed. Mr. Michei, who was sent by Sir William Logan especially to report upon tue gold re gion of North Hastings has written a tetter to L’Urdre ot Montreal, in which he says that the Hichartison Mine “is as lemarkable for its richness as for the maimer of its existence,’ and that ‘‘he sees in the iiichardson mine the best as well as the most encouraging ot ail in dications for the search ol gold in Lpper Can ada, because he don t suppose that tins depos it which characterizes tins region so mvorabiy, can be the only one that exists iu the locality.” Ol course Mr. Michel is not very communi cative, because Ins report is designed lor the Government and uot tor the public ear, but what he has expressed is most favorable in regard to the gold-beanng indications of this region. Mr. Lombard says of the richness of tlie deposit that it excels in richness anything that has ever come under his notice, and he is now the manager of a mine m Nevada and is said to havo bad extensive experience in gold-bearing countries elsewhere, borne thousands of dollars of native gold have al ready been sscuied from this mine and other places in the vicinity, and sold in this town to jewelers, who pronounce it a very good quali ity—tuliy equal to that of Australia. Anticipations in this section run high for the spring opening. The country abouuds iu quartz, as weii as in large deposits of copper, iron, lead, sJatc, maibie, and other valuable metals aud substances, and the attention ot foreigners has been given to these as well as to the search for gold. Cmpemlin mf members of Congress. The following correspondence between one of our oldest citizens and a distinguished member of Congress from Ohio, is published by request. The name ol Mr. Goddard’s cor respondent is withheld, because although he would probably have not the slightest objec tion to its appearance in thi9 connection, his consent to its use has not been definitely giv en : POBTLAHD, DCC. 13, 18ft!. Deab Sib : Though personally an entire stranger, as a fellow citizen ol'our republic. 1 address you with my thanks that in your pub lic capacity you recognize that a claim of equi ty in pecuniary matters exists on the part ot constituencies, ol those who till places of pub lic trust. 1 have for three fourths of a long life been looking on with somewhat of amazement at the practical disregard ot common honesty shown by our national public men on the one hand,—and the apathy, which during a gene ration past has been manilested by their con stituents on the other, in relatiou to advanc ing Irom time to time the compensation ot their public servants; which with certain ic strictious bad beeu confidingly placed in their hands. Many years ago, (nearly 40.) when their de partuies from rectitude in this respect had been rare, and less flagrant than during the last teu years, llr. Denton, whom 1 then ad dressed on tUe subject iu a personal interview, remarked, that when Congress made the first expei inient in increasing their per diem from to *6, most of those who voted tor it were set aside at the subsequent election, that even Mr.-, scarcely retained his seat. To avoid troubling you with unnecessary details, I will as briefly as possible refer to the lirst gross departure from the strict line ol honesty in their dealings with the Treasury, nearly 40 years ago, wheu the pui^hr, or indi vidual, by whatever name called, not known to the (government, but appointed by them selves for their own convenience, to keep their several acconnts with the treasury, and pay them as they called for it, became a defaulter, and absconded with some 30 to *40,000 indebt edness, which he had leceived tor them, but had otherwise appropriated. An alarm was sounded, and he was pursued and taken a short distance from Washington—but being found to have nothing, in the course ot a lew days, they voted to put their own bauds into the Treasury and lake a duplicate of what their a,rCut had token before; but from tear ot what Europe would say—or that their subscription lists would sutler by exposing the act—the press throughout the land, instead of doing its duty, made no comment on the subject. When I trace from this act, which gross as it was as a matter ot injustice to our national Treasury, and titer lore to their constituents, had the plea in mitigation, that their case was a bard one and justice apart, the nation could easier bear the loss than themselves,—the pro gress of both Houses ot Congress since, in pro viding tor themselves, in a course, as I consid er, ot injustice to their employers, 1 am some times tempted to exclaim, Alas for my coun try ! With temptations from necessities of living, less than in private life—knowing the previ ously fixed income, and able therefore hotter than in private life, to [adapt their expen ses to it—in an important sense entrusted witli the moral reputation ot the people, ss well as in an unlimited sense, with their own, h&v.ng also virtually contracted iu their candidate ship, to-receive that, and no more—and then, as in two instances during the last ten years, towards the end of two long sessions, under tree-soil, or some other excitement of the dav -in cue instance at least, placing the matmr' m the same bill with another object of uTuei tioned need,-to pass the bill, and then mak^ it ot ex-post facto operation from the bc"in ning of the session, I think constitutes it as a whole, of dishonorable nature, unparalleled iu the history of governments,—certainly ot such as profess to be republican. But I have not uoue. , when I add to all this the mileage,— en in!* of " bicli was tixed, and liberally fix am,hea'i?.»oaeS were fe'r bad,-before the water eon *tean‘-power to either land or year 'n= il 10 lhe present * 5th, in liomn L?!lt of,u'av«l is not more than ones, as horn 1'i0th’ and “i extreme the rate fixed tof i 1-^Otli l>art of many cases bv notblng of reckoning In our legislation on this^uhfrf1 1 *hiuk monstrous. ^ WW ^ not ta inisassaa rasssr.rs fie defender o> Ifoe rights ot the natio,“^at its public servants^ national eommuuitv which as a whole is nearly weighed down with tl,e necessary burden of taxation consequent to the war, and one in which they had a right to expect their rulers would participate, rather than dishonorably increatie—and do it from a sense of duty, as well as from inclination. Please excuse me If yon think I have taken undue liberty in thu. unburdening to you my thoughts and feelings. Most respectfully, (as a defender of your Country’s rights.) I am truly. Yours, Henry Goddard. Washington, Dec. 15, 180(1. Sir:—Yours of 13th Instant is received. It is gratifying to me that any work of mine should be approved by a gentleman of so great experience as yourself. 1 cordially endorse all the sentiments of your excellent letter, and assure you 1 shall labor faithfully to put through my till to reduce the pay of mem bers of Congress. I am in favor ot a general reduction ot salaiies There is too wide a difference between the wages of labor, and oiliciai employments—and besides, the people are too heavily taxed. Thanking you tor your- kind letter, 1 am, sir, respectfully yours The Erie Kailway'.—A correspondent of the Boston Daily Evening Traveller, tinder date of October 23d, says: There are two great trails (now chauged in to T-rails) from the East to the West—that by way of Albany and the X. Y. Central Kail road, and that by way ol New York city and the Erie ltailway. Tnis latter is by tar the more romantic and lideable route. Few roads in our country can compete with the Erie tor attractiveness, whether in its accommodations or Its scenery. The first is found in its broad cars, a luxu ry that is not found on competing lines. You can actually sit two in a seat without crowd ing. You are not tempted to break the tenth commandment, as iu other cars, by cove tin" the seat that is your neighbor’s. There is room enough for both, and a passenger be iouics a weicuine compauion. Attraction is not brought so near as to change from cohe sion to lepuision. It is a great pity that New England is so thoroughly condemned to the narrow gauge. It is a species ol tight-lacing from wnieli she ought to be £et tree. Why will Maiue reluse boston the luxury of one line ot road on which two passengers can breathe freely on „ue ot its car seats. but this luxury is still more perfect in its night cars. There it odc chooses tie c .n have a state room, broad, airy, and secluded wnosc bed is witter than those on the No unit steamers, so that, if he can get the hang ot the wheels, he can sleep as pleasantly as at home. Hav ing tried its beds by night, and its seats by day, I can speak well ot the luxuties ot the brie broad gauge. The scenery adds to the attractiveness of this route. The Susquehanna portion runs through or over ravines whose sides are lofty enough to give one a uue mountain feeling.— Seldom are there giunder views than those near Hancock and through the centre of this road. ▼ABIKTIKM. —The exchange of compliments between the Chicago and St. Louis journals still con tinueslively. Lately a Chicago paper said “St. Louis is a collection of houses on tho west bank of tho Mississippi.” Whereupon tho St. Louis Times retorts: “It might have add ed truthfully, ’with money enough iu thorn to buy up the whole of Chicago, and still leave a respectable balance in bank. It is a collection mostly owned by the occupants or residents and not doubly thatched with mortgages by eastern creditors.” —One evening a few weeks ago, as little three year old Dick was looking from the win dow, he spied the new moon just setting, and near it, in lambent beauty the star Venus. ‘ Oh, mamma!” he cried,“come and look! Hero is the moon with a butterfly!', —A New York paper culls attention to the fact that the only government in tho world that recognized the rebel Confederacy was that of the Sovereign of Kome. The only gov ernment iu the world that denies to-day the right of worship to American Protestants within its capital is that of the Sovereign of Home. —The report of tho Canadian Minister of Customs recommends that American vessels bo refused the privilege of passing through the Welland Canal for a few months. By doing this, hesays, “we will bring the Americans to reason.” The Country Gentleman is informed, on what it considers good authority, that nothing is better for withdrawing the frost without in jury to frozen ears, cheeks and fingers, than the immediate application of kerosene—rub bing it on gently for a few times. —A young man in Paris, who wanted to drown his dog, took him in a boat and threw him over-board. While pushing tho animal from the boat with his oar he fell overboard, and would have drowned had not his dog held him up till assistance came —Mrs. Jellitlower, who is from tho rural districts, went to see Itistori at the Opera House, and thinks the ladies and gentlemen that composed the audience very unmannerly, “for" said she, “they sot up and read pirno nov els the whole evening.” —The editor of the Norwich Bulletin not only accepts telegram, photograui, lithogram’ and all the other grams changed from graph, but he proposes, when the next menagerie comes along, to turn the giraffe into a gi-raui. —Berger, tho billiard player, comes to this country next spring. —The municipality of Bruftels have offered the very handsome sum of sixteen penco a day as a recompenco for services rendered by tho medical profession during the last epidemic ^ cholera. —A society entitled the “Newspapers Press Defence Association,” is in course of form ation in England, its object being to assist proprietors and editors of newspapers in repulsing unjust attacks incurred by them in the execution of their duties. —M. Ingres, one of the leading artists of France, died recently in Paris after a short ill ness. He had retired, when the chimney smoking induced him to attempt to remedy the difficulty. While walking around in his night clothes he caught a cold which settled on his lungs, and he died stifled, not having strength to exuectorate. Among artists M. Ingres was held in high repute. Ouly last year he was made a member of the French Senate by way of an extraordinary homage to the le arts. Ho was bom September 13th, 1781. —Two fishes came through the pump of the tew artesian well at Novembay, Wis., a few days ago. The well is ore hundred and seven feet deep, tubed the whole distance, and close ly filled at the t»b with a force-pump, so that the Ashes ran come from nowhere but at the depth under-ground. They are abont two inches long, nearly white, and do not rcsemblo any variety common in these waters. One of them was injured coming through tho pump and died, the other is alive. There was no in dication ot having struck a stream when the well was finished, although the water came in incxaustible quantities, accompanied by ex ceedingly fine sand. —Mr. Charles Reade, in a letter published in the London Sun, confesses himself indebted to the “Pivadicre,, case iu tho “Cauces Celebrcs,” for the main incidents in “Griffith Gaunt. —Artrmus Ward is under the professional care of Dr. Mary Walker, in London. That World says he is A Ward in the hospital in which she is a Walker. _w hy i» » New York City election like the game of Euchre? Because the party wins that curries the Five Points. —Mechanics have worked six hundred years oa the spire of the Strasburg cathedral. —They have actually found a new theatre in New York, an opera house nearly as large as Niblo’s, situated up on English avenue be tween Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth streets, and which Mr. Pike of Cincinnati was quietly building and “saying nothing to anybody." —Nineteen and a half acres ofglass are to b« used in the Paris Fxpositon building