m ft ' 2 *•» r: i.r /4.iik a? * • »^ i’l1Vu. - Established June 23, THIS PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published everyday, (Sunday excepted.i at No. 1 Printers* Ex< hange, Commercial Street, Portland. N. A. POSTER, Puopiuetoi*. Terms:—Eight Dollar.' a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the ame place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, nvariably in advance. Rates of ADVJSBTisiRG.^-One iuch ot space, in eaglh oi column, constitutes a “square." $1.50 per square daily first week : 75 cents per w ek alter; three insertions, or less, $1.00; eontinu *iar every other day alter lir-t week, 50 cents. Hall square, three insertions or loss, 75 cents; one w ek, $l.oo, 50 cents per week alter. Under head oi “Amusements,” $2.00ner souare per week: three insert ions or less, $1.50. Special Notices,$1.25 per square ior the first in sertion, ana 2o cents per square tor each subsequent user turn. Advertisements inserted in the "Maine state PitESS (which has a large circulation In every par ol the btalelfor $1.00 per square lor first insert i. n‘ and >0cents per square tor each subsequent ins*! tIO'l, BUSINESS CARDS. \T: j7 SCHPIACHEB, FRESCO PAUVTEII. Oflce at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. G. Schlotter- | beck <fe Co., •iOll CougrriiN M, Porllaud, We, Jal2dtf One door aliove Brown. H. M .BltE WE R, (Successors to J. Smith & Co.) Manufacturer of Leather Helling. Also ior sale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, ; KIVI TS nud BURS, scpt3dff n ‘<11 ( ougrcM Ntrrrt. W. P. FREEMAN & CO., L Upholsterers and Manu lac taxers ol FURNITURE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Bpring-Beds, filattreeses, Pew Cushions, No. ft CIhpp’n ftciock- foot C'fceNtuut Street, ,y } ft'Ol'l llfttt.l. • Freeman, d. W. Deane. C. L. Quimiv. I ““Siuil n I A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers in Stoves, Ranges <£ Furnaces, Can be tound iu their NEW BilLDINU ON LIME ST., (Opp<mite the Market.) Where they will be pleased to sec all their firmer customers ami receive orders as usual. augl7dtl n CHA£E, CRAM & STURTEVAMT, GENERAL Commission Merchants,j WIdgory’s Whurl, PORTLANJ>, Me. I octlGdtt HO WARD A CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M iNE. Office Xo. 30 Exchange Street, Joseph Howard, .iy'Jtf n Nathan Cleaves. Mm PEARSON, Gold and Silvci* Plater —AND— Manufacturer ot Silver Ware, Templet Street, first door from Congress Street PORTLAND, ME. May 19—dly n A. WILBUR & CO., 112 Tremont Street, Boston, Importers and Dealers in WELCH and A VI Fill GAN ItOOFING SPATES, of all colors, and slatingnails. Careful attention paid to shipping. „ aug22-thn BRADBURY & SWEAT Counsellors at Law, 949 CON<;KKHM 9TBEKT, Chadwick Mansion, opposite United States Hotel. Portia ini Maine. Blou Bradbury. nov 9tl )■. D. M. Sweat Deering. Milliken & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, awgSl-dtf Portland, Maine. JOSEPH STORY Pcurhju Marble Co. Mannlacturers 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 Statuette and Busts. Glass Shades and Walnut- Stands, Bolie iniau and Lava Vases and other wares. 112 TREMONT STREET St udio Building aug.-j—tim n Boston, Haas. SHEPLEY cV STItOUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OFFICE, Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex change street. Q. F. SlIEPtUY. Jy9tl A. A. ETKOCT. R. W. ROBIXSOX, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, !I4 9 CongrcKa tttrccl. Jan 4—dtt’ PERCIVAIj BONNEY, Connsellor and Altorney at Law, Morion Rtoek, Conyrcss Street, Two Door, above l*r.-ble House, PORTLAND, ME. novlO tf DAVIS, MESERVE, HASKELL & 00.. Importers and Jobbers of Dry Goods and Woolens, Amide 18 Free Street.] F. DAV18, | l.2E5E,’ | PORTLAND, MB E. C1IAPMAX. | nov!)’f,5dtf W. F. PHILLIPS A CO., Wholesale Druggist*, No. 148 Fore Street. oct 17-dtl JOHN IF, DANA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St. Dec 6—dtf JIOSS FEENY, PLAHTERERS, PLAIN AND OENAMENTAL STUOOO AND MASTIO WORKERS, Oak Street, between, Congrcsa and Free Sta., POETLAND, ME. Coloring, Whitening and While-Washing prompt ,y at tended to. Orders trout out ol town solicited. May 22—dtf S. L. CARLETON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 27 Market Square. Sept 21—dtt „ A. E. A C. II. HASKELL, DEALERS IN Groceries, Provisions, W eil I mini Goods, Meals, Ac., AT LOWEST CASH PRICES. 384 Congress Portland, Me. Jan5 <iti WM. W. WHIPPLE, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE, PORTLAND, ME. _uug2 __ tl SMITH & CLARK, Wholesale Dealers In TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, JO!) FORE STREET, PORTLAND, Me. janH_ dtt w. W. THOMAS. Jr.. Attorney and Counselor at Law, [CttADWK'K House,] 210 Congress Street. octe-diy_ II. M. DAY SON, STOCK BROKER. No. 30 Exchange Street, rOBTLAND ME no21dt* 1EWH* FIERCE, Attorney, and Counsellor i at Law. No. 8 Clapps Block. Jul2l BVKON ■>. % Kit KILL, Counsellor at Law, No. 19 Fro# Stroot. jull* BU1SNESS CARDS. JOHN E. DOW. Jfv., Attorney and Counsellor at Law, JAUNCEV COURT, Wall Hired.Ncw Va,k «“*• t^-Commissioncr for Maine and Massachusetts. Jan.29dtf_ _ _ __ WILLIAM A. PEARCE, I > L 17 M R E n 1 MAKER OF Force Pumps and Water Closets, Warm, Cold aud Shower Batlu, Wash KowIn, Bras, aud Silver Plated Locks. Every description of Water Fixture tor Dwelling Houses, Hotels and Public Buildings, Slops, etc., ar ranged and set up in tbe best manner, and ail orders hi town or country fiiHhtully executed. Constantly on hand lx:ad Pipes aud Sheet Lead and Bee- Pumps of all kinds. f*00,*1"-’ Londactore aud "Oik in iliai line done in the best manner. 'All kinds of Jobbing promptly at ended to. NO. ISO POKE ST., Portland, Me. _J“I5___dtim LKEBLDILL, BROWNS Si MANSON, COMMLSSluN MKliC HANTS, PORTLAND, MAINE, —AT— 1 Janlg lm Wo, ai India Street, Boston. IF. II. WOOIJ (£■ SOX, BROKERS, „ y7 No. 178-Fore Street. J. B. HUDSON, .Jit, ARTIST. Studio Xo 301 1-2 Congress Street. Lessons given in Painting and Drawing. February 1—dtf CLOUDMAN A STEVENS, WHOLESALE DEALERS IN W. I. Goods and Groceries, No. 3 Long- Wharf, Foot of Exchange St., 1a26d3w«POKTLAND, ME. THOS. K. JONES, SIGN PAINTER, SUCCESSOR TO WJM. CAPEX, at present at OSGOOB’S, Id MARKET SQUARE. Kcters as siieeimeus ol' bis work to tho following signs:—Lowell it Se.iter, Bailey & Noyes, Ocean In surance Co., and others on Exchange street: Crus man it Co., Sehlottcrbeck it Co., Lowell it Sontcr, and others on Congress street; W. T. Kilborn i; Co., A. U. Jtccvos, and others on Free street, jautkllm*. BUILDING. JL VMJSJSlt, Wholesale and Retail. Boards, Plank, Shingles and Scantling of all sizes const antly on hand. Building material sawed to order. ISAAC DYER. auglltf_No. i)L Union Wharf. A BCHITECTIJKir&iNGiNEBRmo. JA Messrs. ANDERSON. BONNELL fr CO., have made arrangements with Mr. STEAD, an Architect ot 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. 306 Congress street, and examine eleva tions and plans ot churches, banks, stores, blocks ot buildings, Ac. j 12 WM. H. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Maple Street. General Ageut lor the State tor h . if . j o 11 jsr s > Improved Roofing, For buildings ol all kinds. CAR and STEAM BOAT DECKING. ROOFING CEMENT, for coat ing and repairing all kinds of route. PRESERVA TIVE PAINT for iron and woodwork, Metal Roofs, &c. COMPOUND CEMENT, for repairing leaky sliinglcdroofs. BLACK VARNISH, for Ornamen tal Iron work &c. Full descriptions, c rcular, prices, iVc. f urnished by mail or on application at the office, where samples and testimonials can be seen. sep!2dtf COOPElt & MORSE, TAKE pleasure in informing their old patrons and friends that they have resumed business at their OLD STAND, forncr 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 be their earnest ruidcavor to serve their customers with promptness and lidelity. tlecl -dll French Language and Literature TAUGHT BY PEOF. LEON DE MONTIER, IT'ROM France; graduated in the Academic do Par . is Universitie de France. Late Proles*..r in the French Language and Literature in the McGill Uni versity and High School of Montreal. Canada East. Prof. LEON de MONTIER begs leave to say that lie is prepared to give Lessons in the above impor ant branceb of modern education, both in Schools Mid private families. Classes may also be formed by ri n tie men and ladies desirous of acquiring a thor gh knowledge and the tiuent speaking of the 1 Trench Language. Prof. L. de M.’s method of teaching French will miooth ilia great part the difficulties of beginners, iviiilst to more advanced pupils he will iuii>arta pro iciency ol speaking, together with the pure Parisian “ cent, so deservedly csiccmcdby all well educated [tcople. Nothing shall be wanting on the part of Prof.L.de M. to enable his pupils to make the most rapid pro gress, and by his exeri ions to speak the French lan guage in the shortest t hue. Applications as to the terms mav be made by letter or other wise, at 52 Freest, or at Messrs Bailey & Noyes Book store, Exchange st. References are kindly permitted by the following; In Pout land.—Rev, Dr. Dalton, corner South and Spring Streets; Rev. 12. Holies; Dr. Fiuh, 67 State Street; Dr Chadwick 265 Congress Street; Dr. Lud tvig ; C. O. Files Esq. Principal of Portland Acade- 1 my. January 10. dtf ‘THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD.” rhe Gold Fen—Best and Cheapest of Fens' Morton’s Gold Pens 1 The Best Pens in tlie 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 ot letter postage. no20d&w6m A, MORTON. S. WINSLOW & CO.’S ISTEW GROCERY ! HAVING moved into our now store, next door be low our old stand, and lilted it for a FIRST ILAJ4N OROtKRV, 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 for selling the besL of BEEF', and all kinds of MEATS and VEGETABLES, we have added to our stock a choice variety of pure groceries, and hope by soiling the best of goods Al the LowcnI Cash Prices! to merit a lair share of patronage. The same atten- * tion as heretofore paid to orders for Meats and Vege tables for dinners. Cart will call for orders every morning if desirod. S. WINSLOW & CO. No. 28 Spring Street Market. 8. WINSLOW. C. E. PAGE. January 11. d6m IIAX SOX A WIXSLO fF’S Steam Mills, Iron Foundry, Plough MaiiulUctory, W5 would inform tlie public that we arc prepar ed to furnish Castings of every description to order at short notice. We now have on hand an as sortment of Window Weights. Sled Shoes and other castings. We are prepared to furnish Castings for Bail Bead Companies and Ship Builders. Also, Planing, Jointing, Matching and Sawing promptly done 1 J. W. HANSON, C. C. WINSLOW. ifi York SI., Head of Smith’s Wharf. Jan 1—d _____ New Store—Ju&t Open. BLUNT^ FOSS, DEALERS IN BuilderB Hardware, Nails,Gla8s,Wooden Ware DOORS sash AND BUNDS, auU CAREEN a TOOLS in Great Variety. Ob ivliddle, between Hampshire 6i Franklin Sts. Jas. F. Blpnt._Ja2td3m* Jas. a . Foss. GREAT DISCOVERY! HOGKHS’ Excelsior Pain Ctirer.! The Best Preparation Ever Made For the following Complaint.: ALL NERVOUS and NEURALGIC PAINS, PLEURISY PAINS, RHEUMATISM, TOOTHACHE, _ HEADACHE, earache, STIFF NECK, DIPHTHERIA, SOKE THROAT anil AGUE. Also invaluable in all cases of Sprains and Bruises. Try Rand you w ill lie satlillod. Mmiularluied and sold wholesale and retail by \V. W. Rogers, ilainpdeli Corner, Maine. Sold in Portland by li. H. HAY & CO., wholesale and retail. " ,(al2dCm* DIVIDEND. A DIVIDEND of 10 per cent, will bo paid the stockholders of the Tug Warrior at the office of j J. S. Winslow, January ISth. j janlodtf J. S. WINSLOW. Agent. CltiAHs. 200 M. imported auu domestic Cigar, lor ,ale by C. 0. MITCHELL & SON, | JullBtt 178 For. Street. | COPARTNERSHIP. Copartnership Notice. MR. LEANDER \Y. FOBES is admitteda partner in our firm from this date. ^febldlmBURGESS, FOBES & CO. Dissolution of Copartnership. THE copartnership heretofore existing under the nrm name of Barlionr & Hasty is this day dis solved by mutual consent. W. F. BARBOUR. _ , , ANDREWS HAS1T. Portland, Jan. 11,1867. Copartnership Notice ! THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the firm name of Hasty & Kim ball. ANDREWS HASTY, _ G. P. KIMBALL. Portland, Jan. 14,1867._ janl5d::w Copartnership Notice THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the lirrn name of EVANS & BAYLEY. for the purpose of carrying on the Crockery and Furniture Business in all its branches, and have taken a lease ot stores Nos• 1 & 2 Free Street Bloch. ARAD EVANS, RAFAEL A. BAYLEY. Portland, Jan 1, 1867. jaul4dtf Copartnership Notice ! THE undersigned have formed a Copartnership under the tirur name of the, Paris Float-inn Company, and have taken the Paris Mills formerly carried on bv 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 tbe Farif* Flouring Co., and sent either to South Paris or Portland, where we shall keep con stantly on liand a full assortment of our Flour. CHARLES BAILEY, • FRANKLIN CRAWFORD, ANDREW P. MORGAN. Portland, Jan. 14th 1867 jan 14d\w3w Copartnership Notice. THE copartnership heretofore existing under the firm name of GEO. T. BURROUGHS & CO., expired this day by limitation. GEO. T. BURROUGHS, H. B. MASTERS, JOHN B. HUDSON. Portland, Jan. 8, 1667. Having purchased the stock nnd good will of the late firm of GEO. T. BURROUGHS & CO., I shall continue the FURNITURE BUSINESS at their old stand. LANCASTER HALL, and by prompt attention to the wants oi customers, shall endeavor to merit a continuance of their pat ronage, which I respectfully solicit. CHAR. B. WniTTERORE. Portland, Jan. 9,18C7. ' dtf Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the style of SMITH & CLARK, lor the purpose of conducting business as wholesale dealers in TEAS, COFFEES AND SPICES, AT 169 TORE STREET. A. M. SMITH, C. J. CLAKK. Portland, Jan. 1,18G7. Janl4tl2w Dissolution of Copartnership rjlHE Copartnership heretofore existing Lei ween FENDERSON & SABINE, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The attairs of the late firm will be settled by W. A. SABINE, who will continue the Wholesale Fruit and Fancy Gro ceries, &c., at the Old Stand. J. A. FENDERSON, W. A. SARINC. Jan. 1, 1867.jaulO d3w NOTICE. THE subscriber having disposed ct his Stock in store to Messrs Burgess, Fobes &, Co., Requests all jiersons indebted to Jiini to call at their Joimtiiig Room No. fcO Commercial ftt»«Tliom is Block, and settle. Thankful tor past favors, lie commends to his friends nnd former patrons their large and well lelocted Stock oi Leads, Oils, Colors, &c. CHARLES FOBES. Portland, Jan. 2, 18C7. il2ir. rUE~(iaf»ERSI<UVEl» hare formed a Co partnership lor the purpose' of transacting a Clothing and Furnishing Goods business, under the firm ot ROBINSON & KNIGHT, A, «S8 CONGRKRN STREET. . O'NEIL W. KOBINSON, .. STEPHEN 1». KNIGHT. Portland, Dec. 8,18GG. dtt Dissolution of Copartnerships THE copartnership heretofore existing between the subscribers, under the firm name ot Randal Brothers, is this day dissolved by mutual con send Hie aflivrs of the late firm will be settled at the old itand by either party. J. F. RANDALL, JOHN RANDALL. Portland, January 17,18C7. COPARTNERSHIP. THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the name of JOHN RANDALL & CO., tor the purpose of transacting a W liolc »alc Flour Oasinc***, and have taken the store iwned by D. T. Chase, Commercial street, head Long Whart JOHN RANDALL, G. A. HUNT, Portland, Jan. 17,18G7. E. A. GLIDDEN. COPARTNERSHIP. THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the name of RANDALL, EMERY & CO., ami will continue the Wholsolr Grocery mid Provision BuHinrm, at the old stand ot Randall Brothers, Commercial street, head Central Wharf. J. F. RANDALL, GEO. H. EMERY, C. H. RANDALL. Portland, January 17,18C7. jan21diw Dissolution of Copartnership r|ijin. copartnership heretofore existing unuer the 1 name ot CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All persons limbi ng bills ag linst the lirm, are requested to prei cut them tor payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at 337 Congress Street. CALVIN EDWABDS. WILLIAM Q. TWOMBLY. The subscriber having obtained the fine store No. 337 Congress Street, will continue the business, and will keep constantly on liand RIA^O FORTES from tlie BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which lie can sell at the manufacturer's LOWEST PRICKS. Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS. OLD PIANOS taken in exchange. Orders for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. WM. G. TWOBBLY. November 26,1866. dtf STAGE NOTICE. CHANGE OF TIME. ON and after this date, Stage will leave Gray daily (Sunday excepted) at 7 1-2 A. M., for Portland. Leave Portland at 3 P. M. for Gray. . The mails from Gray to Mechanic Falls and from Gray to Oxford are discontinued from this date. There will be two cross Hues established, one from Woodman’s Station via New Gloucester, West Glou cester to No. Raymond daily. And the other from Mechanic Falls via Poland to West Poland, three times a week, both lines to connect with the noon train ou the Grand Trunk from Portland. GEORGE It. KIMBALL, febldtf_ Oysters, Oysters! By the Barrel, Bushel, Gallon or Quart. Put up in kegs and cans of all sizes for the trade or family use. Being near the Telegraph and Express V—/ offices, 1 am prepared to put up all or ders to the latest moment. All in want of Oysters will find the best assortment in the city. %3T Choice York Bay, Shrewsbury, Cherry Stone, and York River constantly on liand. K. D. ATWOOD, Atwoed'. Oy.ter House, 43, 47 and 49 Centre St., P.rtland, Me. February 1. ,12m To I*et for a Term of Years. S'l ORE recently occupied bv E. R. Upham & Son, at the head Richardson’s Wharf. tt » «r .^.l^.for SALE. One Hard Wood Counting-Room Desk. 350 bushels Gaiiaua West Barley, on the premises. For particulars enquire of UPHAM & ADAMS, (ebhffiw_Commercial Street. Notice. T>ER90NS clearing the ruins or digging cellaraxan L tind a good place to deposit their rubbis* on Franklin Wharf. sept 10 dtl S. ROUNDS, Wharfinger. ^jyjEvery style of Job work neatly executed at REMOVALS. It E M O V A L . JAMES O’DONNELL, Counsellor at Law, Notary Public 4' f onimia.iourr of Deeds, Has removed to Clapp’s New Block. COR. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, JanRj._ (Over Sawyer’s Fruit Store.) dtf REMO V AL ! tV. II. CLIFFORD, Counsellor at Law, Aud Solicitor of Patents, Has Removed to Corner of B own and Congress Streets, jalC_BROWN’S NEW BLOCK. dtf OUT OF THE FIRE I B. F. SMITH & SON’S ' New Photograph Rooms, — AT— NO. 16 MARKET SOU ARE. _aug20_ n dtf O. O. DOWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO No. 233- 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT August 30, 1806. n dtf REM OVAL! THE Merchants National Bank Will remove on MONDAY, Nov. 12, to Lhe OFFICE OF H. M. PAYSON, 3fJ Exchange St. oalOdtf REMOVED. STROUT & GAGE, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over I.. or in g’* Drug Store. 8. C. STiROUT. H. W. GAGE. dec31 d&wtf HOLDEN & PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 229 1-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House. A. B. HOLDEN. SCJ»5Mll H. 0. PEABODY. xAwn ea a tw uivrnuu&v, JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps and Furs. Portland, Dec. 3d 18G6. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hats, Caps, and Furs, liave removed to their New Store, No. 12 Exchange Street, F. R. HARRIS. de-itf J. E. WATERHOUSE. o7m. dTl). W. NASH have resumed business at the bead of Long Wharf, under J. W. M unger’s Insurance Office, and will be pleased to see their former customers ana receive their orders as usual. July to, 1860. n dtt DOW A LIBBKV. luNurance Agent*, will be found at No 117 Commercial, corner of Exchange St. Home Office of New York; National Office ot Boston; Narragansett Office of Providence: Putnam Office of Hartlord; Standard Office of New York, and other reliable offices, are represented by this agency. John Dow.Jy25dtf F. W. Libbey. BYRON, UBEBIVOVUH A CO., Furs, Hals, Caps and Robes, 1G4 Middle St,, over T. Bailey * Co. jull7tl WOODMAN. TKUK A CO., Wholesale Dry Goods, No. 4 Galt Block, Commercial St. Jul 17—dll ^JOTICE. U. J. LIBBY & CO., Manufacturers and Commission Merchants. Counting Room over First National Bank, No. 23 Free street, second story. __iyll U J AM BROKE MERRILL, Deale~in • Watches, Jewelry, Masonic ltogalia, and Mili tary Goods, No J3 Flee street, Portland. Same store with Geyer and Caleb »yI2dtf EAGLE 31l LLS« although burned up. tho Pro prietors, Messrs. L. J. IliiJ & Cu., m« now pre pared to furnish Coffees, Spices, Cream Tartar, &e, at thoir new place of business, No. 100 Green St. An Order Slate may be lound at Messrs. l.ow, P’ummer & Co’s, No 83 Coin mere al St, and at Mr C. M. Rice’s Paper Warehouse, No. 185 Fore Street. All orders i romptly atten ed to. Goods at ibe lowest prices. JullGtl H PACKARD, Bookseller and Stationer, may be • found at No. 337 Congress St., corner of Oak St._ _ JullGtl RS. WEBSTER if CO., can be tound at the store • of C. K. Babb, Clapp’s Block, No. 9, where we offer a good assortment of Clothing and Furnishing Goods at low prices. jul 16 CJMITH & REED. Counsellors at Law, Morton ** Block, Congress St. Same entrance as 0. S. Ai my%ofliees. _ iyl2dtf The eastern exprkmn co. are now permanently located at No. 21 Free street, and prepared to uo Express Business over all the Rail road and Steamboat routes in Ihe State, and West by P. S. & P., Eastern and Boston & 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 street. J. N. WINSLOW. Jy24 tf JA E. IVbK.IM), Attorneys ana Counsellors, • No. 16 Free Street, mar Middle. jul.3 A 4r S. E. SPRING may be found at the store of Fletcher A Co., corner ol Union and Commer cial streets. lyil tf MATHAN GOULD, Merchant Tailor, has removed to No. 16 Market Square, over Sweetsir’s Apotbe cary store. jylo—ti DEBIiOIH A W£RB, IfteraeyH und CouMMelloru, at tli * Boody House, corner of Cougr. ss and Chestnut streets. jy26 MH. REDDY, • MERCHANT TAILOR, AND DEALER IN GENTS* FURNISHING GOODS, No. 107 FEDERAL STREET. We have in store one of the finest assortment of ENGLISH, GERMAN, FRENCH and DOMESTIC CLOTHS, CASS1MERES, &c., that can be iouud 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 respectllilly solicited. Thankful to friends for past patronage, hoping to merit a continuance of the same. jan9dtf M. H. REDDY, Proprietor. Pf.bVO-I'OIl TE. INSTRUCTION GIVEN on tlie PIANO FORTE, by Miss AGNES McC. LOUD, 447 Congress Street. January 4,13C7. jaadlm* Portable Steam Engines, COMBINING the Maximum oi efficiency, .dura bility and economy with the minimum ol‘ weight and price. They are widely and favorably known, more than ttOO being iu use. All warranted satis factory, or no sale. Descriptive circulars sent on application. Address J. €. HOADLEV & CO. Lawrence, Mars. Nov. 6. 1866 3md. A GREAT RUSH -AT P. M. FROST’S, -FOR BARGAINS! 1VO BIG PROFITS. NO DULL TRADE But Crowds of Customer Who are roreiving Blessings by buying G.ioda Cheap Blankets at Old Prices l Oniy $4,00 per pair. Fancy Shirting Flannels! ONLY 50c PER YARD. Good American Prints. 1 Shilling pr, yd. Blea chert and Brown Cottons, Ar LOW PRICES! Tliibets, Sliawls, Cloaking's, Beav ers, Poplins. Drew Ooodsi of all Dencripfiona. WOOLEN GOODS FOR MEN & BOY’S WEAK! All of the above Goods will lie offered at a GREAT REDUCTION from regular rates. Remember! No. 4 Dei'riiig Block. Dec 8—d&wtf LS* General Insurance Broker, • would inform his many friends and the puoi’c generally that he is prepared iu continue the Insur ance Business as a Broker, and can place Fire, Life and Marine Insurance to «*uy extent In the best Com p mies in the United Stales. All business entrusted to iny c re shal be faith I u !y attended to. Office at C. M. Rice’s Paper Store*, No. 183 Fore St, where orders can be left. iulJCtf Store to Let. THE GOTHIC STORE on Congress Street, op posite Lalayctte Street. Tliisls one of the best stands tor the Grocery BuhIucmm in the City, having had a large trade for Hie past ten years. . Apply to S. L. CARLETON, jan 1 dedtt l»7 Market Square. WB. OVER, can bo tounii with a new stock • of Sowing Machines, ol various kinds; Silk Twist, Cotton—alt kinds and colors, Needles, Oil, Ac. 166Middle street up one flight stairs. jull'eod Store to Let. SPACIOUS, and well adapted for almost any busi ness, i eing next door to Middle, and the upper store in Iho tliree-storiodiron front block on Union Street. Conveniences and finish modem. Enquire at No. 4 Cotton Street. Jmtjdivptcodtf INSlIRANCfe I STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION —OF THE— Howard Insurance Company OF NEW YORK, Dec. 31,1RCG, to be filed in the office ot the Secretary of State of Maine. Cash Capital all paid in...$500,000.00 Surplus Dec. 31, 18G6. 118,408.89 $019,409.99 ASSETS. Cash on hand and in Manhattan and Phoe nix National Banks. $26,683.26 Real Estate in City of New York. 90,000.00 United States Stocks and Bonds, at mar ket value. 267,300.00 New York State Stocks, market value.... 10,400.00 New York City and County Stocks, mar value. 72,250.00 King's County Stock?, market value. 23,750.00 Bauk Stocks, market vstluc. 35,550.00 Loans on Mortgages on Real Estate in City of New York and Brooklyn, being first liens, worth double the amount loaned thereon. 52,500.00 Loans on Stocks, (worth at market value $22,125). 18.750.00 Dire from Agents. 1,905.83 Interest and Rents accrued, mostly paya
ble January 1, 1867..•. 10,^07.46 Unpaid Premiums. 2,542.34 Salvage Claims and rebate duties (over (10,000) estimated at. 0,000.00 — $G18,46<.89 LIABILITIES. For Unsettled Claims... $9,097.00 Unpaid Dividends and small balances. 253.12 $9,350,12 The only Agency of the Company, in the State of Maine, is at Portland, JOHN B. CAB BOLL, Ageot. SAMUEL T. SKIDMORE, Pres. HENRY A. OAKLEY, Vice Pres. STATE OF NEW YORK, 1 . City aud County of New York,} 88, Samuel T. Skidmore, President, and Henby A. Oakley, Vice President of the Howard Insurance Company of said City, being severally sworn, do de po.se ana say, each for himself, that the foregoing within is a ftill. true and correct statement of the affairs ot tho said Company; that the within describ ed investments, nor any part thereof, are made lor tho benefit ot any individual exercising authority in the management of said Company, nor (or any oilier person or persons whatever, and that they are the above described officers of tho said Companv. SAM’L T. SKIDMORE, Pies. HENRY A. OAKLEY, Vice Pres. STATE OF NEW YORK, 1 aa City and County of New York,) ss* * On this twenty-ninth day of January, 1867, before me personally appeared Samuel T. Skidmore and Henry A. Oakley, known to me to be the President and Vice President of the Howard Insurance Com pany oi the City of New York, as described in the foregoing instrument, and severally made oath that the conieats ot the same subscribed by them, arc true and correct In every particular, and that they have not withheld from the foregoing statement any material information whatever. [Seal.] JAS. CAMPBELL, Notarv Public, [Stamp.] City and County of Now York. John B. Carroll, Slate Agent. Feb 1 eod3w 190 Fore Street. ® A A. A JliJxl. JiiJNI A —OF— Lamar Fire Insurance Oom’y Of Ike City of New Y ork, Jan. 1, 1807. Amount of Capital all paid up in Cash... .$300,000.00 Amount of Surplus Jan. 1,1867. 133,321.13 8433,321.13 ASSETS. Cash on hand'and in Bank. $6,506.80 Bank Stocks in tho City of New York, market value. 25,500.00 46 Bonds and Mortgages, first lien on prop erty in Brooklyn and New York, mostly dwellings worth in each case 75 to 150 per cent more tlian amount loaned thereon, 157,700.00 Loans on call, secured by good Stocks as collateral. 10,100,00 Bills Receivable for Premiums on Inland risks. 8,411.33 Amount with Agents. 3,405.75 Premiums iu course of Collection. 4,305.82 Interest accrued but not due,. 1,030.80 City Now York for overpaid taxes onU. S. Stocks. 6,076.63 U’S. Stocks and 7 3-10 Treasury Notes, $202,'000 market value,. 211.455.00 " Amount ot Losses unadjusted or waiting Prook. $10,500.00 City, County and Statr of New York, sh, Edward Anthony, President, and Isaac R. St. John, Secretary of the Lamar Fite Insurance Company ot New York, being duly sworn, do severally depose and say, that the loregoing is a true and correct state ment of tlic alfairs of said Company on the 1st day of January, 1867, to the best of their knowledge and belief. EDWARD ANTHONY, Pres. ISAAC R. ST. JOHN, Sect’y, Sworn to before me, Jan. 24, 1867. THOS. L. THORNELL, Notary Public. John B.'Carroll, Agent, Feb 1 co<13w 190 Fare Hired, IV o w IS THE TIME TO INSURE! WITH THE GREAT Mutual Life Ins. Co., Oi New York. Cash Assets, $18,000,000. Increasing at the rate of $500,000 per month. Another Grand Dividend! WILL be made on the first ot February next. Those who insure at this time w ill derive tlic benefit, of that dividend, which will add largely to the sum injured, or may be used in payment of fu ture 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 arc yielding ▲ large increase, as the following cases will show: No of Am’t Am’tof Dividend Policy. Insured Prom. Pd. Additional 518 $3500 2252,25 $2740,22 636 500 201,23 376,02 7767 8000 3699,20 4836,87 7862 5060 2008,00 3217,84 10325 1000 359,80 544.52 10793 3000 1066,20 1579,53 4146 1000 533,90 685,93 12410 1500 410,93 623,24 yr Many more cases with similar results and names can be furnished to those who will favor us with a call at our office. nr Do not fail to examine into the advantages tins Great Company presents before insuring else where, by applying at the Agency of W. D. LITTLE & CO., Oilico 79 Commercial St.. Up Stairs. on-Fo r lei Ling, Endowment. Ten Year, and all other form of Policies are issued by this Compai$yr on more favorable advantage than by any otherCom pany. dec27dtf Reliable Insurance ! W . M9» LU Tliti X I O, General Insurance Agents, Offices (for the present) at No 79 Commercial St, & 30 Market Square, (Lancaster Hall Building,) CONTINUE to represent the following First .Class Fire Companies, viz: Phoenix, Of Hartford, Ct. Merchants’, Of Hartford, Ct. City Fire, Of Hartford, Ct. North American, Of Hartford, Ot. New England, Of Hartford, Ct. Atlantic, Of Providence, R. I. Atlantic Mutual, Of Exeter, N. H. And are prepared to place any amount wanted on Good property, at the most favorable rates. fclr FAKM AND VILLAGE Property, and CITY DWELLINGS and Household Furniture insured l’or a term of years, on highly tavorable rates. LOSSES PttOMPTLX ADJUSTED AND PAID as heretofore, at our office. Every loss ol these of fices by the great tire in this Citvj was paid up with out any delay, difficulty or discount, (oi more than simple interest,) to the entire saiisiactiou of all the parties, to whom we are at liberty to refer. Dec. 27 dtf r iTSi o v a i . Sparrow’s Insurance Office h* this day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the new and commodious rooms NO. 06 EXCHANGE STREET, IN THE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where he is now prepared to place insurance, in all its ] forms, and for any amouut, in companies secoud te no others on the globe, and on the most tavorable terms. Parties preferring first class insurasicc, are res pectfully invited to call. November 5. 186G. dtf SPECIAL NOTICE —OF— Life Insurance! *-I AVING been appointed General Agent, lor A.1 Maine of the old New England Mutual Life Ins. Co., Ot Boston, Mass., being thooldest purely Mutual Life lus. Co. in America, we wish lilty good, active agents w°rk the different cities and villages throughout tue State. None need apply unless good reference can lie give. The Co. is 2,i years old mid lias paid in Dividends $1,217,000 00 and over $2,000,000 00 in loss ** Uctttli. It has now u well-invested accumulated «?*over ^4,000,000 00. The Co. formerly made luu paid its dividends once in live years. X Divi dend wjlJ he made up in Nov. 1800, and annually oticrea4*er, aud available one year trom date of Poli c V. Applications for local Agencies will be made to ItUKUS SMALL & SON, Oou'l Agent., _ ho21d3ttt Bluactbrd, Me. To Let. /"|NE Brick Store, three etoriee, No. SO Union Apply to BT. JOHN SMITH, DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. Monday Morning, February 4, 1867. Iateruurriago of DUferem Kacrs. The bill in the State Legislature, to remove the disability to marry between persons of dif ferent races, has developed an unexpected op position in the House. Passing the Senate with but two opposing votes, it was first laid on the table of the House by a vote of 53 to 53: subsequently taken up and indefinitely post poned by a vote of 59 to 58; finally brought again before the House by a reconsideration, and postponed till day after to-morrow. The debate appears to have been very mesgre, at least the reports are meagre enough. The prevailing disposition seems to have been to vote the proposition down with as little dis cussion as possible. The absence, so far as we are informed, of any reasonable ground of opposition to this very proper measure, compels us to believe that the majority of the members of the House are frightened by the word miscegenation, which is suitably described in the last edition of Webster's dictionary, as “a new and ill formed word” meaning amalgamation. It is of Democratic coinage and as misshapen as the idea which it represents. The Democratic notion is, that nothing but the law prevents oUrbest families from intermarrying with the blacks; that if the bars are taken down there will lie no Caucasian society left, owing to the general invasion of parlors and dining-rooms by sooty sons-in-law and dark dauguters-in law. This calamity is pictured to the Demo cratic mind by the word miscegenation. This general mingling of races, the Democratic press charges the Republican party with con spiring to bring about. It appears that quite a large number of Republican representatives at Augusta are persuaded that there is some thing in the Democratic notion, and feel com pelled to vote against this bill in order to vin dicate themselves from the suspicion of‘-want ing to marry a nigger.” It is marriage which constitutes miscege nation, be it observed. The Richmond peo ple were greatly exercised a few weeks ago by the report that a Yankee invader who hod come there and gone into business, had mar ried his housekeeper, a woman of African HpC/lOnf wllA OOClMvl iurr tn Pl.Jnf T..nl Z_m. Dev, had no rights under the Constitution j which a white man was bound to respect. It bad been supposed lor some weeks that tlie couple were living in concubinage, a patri archal mode of life which,does not appear to violate the Richmond code of propriety. Judge Taney and the patriarchs have not gone out of fashion in Richmond yet. When it became known that the Yank bad not de bauched his housekeeper, but had married her, there wss commotion in the Virginia capital. The press raised its puissant voice. The vigilance committee sent in its batch of anonymous notes threatening to bum the house and “chaw up” the inmates. Benedick was obliged to remove to some less iastidious section of our glorious country. And yet the Rev. Mr. Nasby has remarked with his accus tomed acuteness, that the Ethiopian does change his skin in Virginia and other States. Mulattoes, quadroons, octoroons, sexto deeimoroons—our erring brethren have in vented a complete system of nomeaclature for the successive dilutions of the negro blood which have occurred in a purely patriarchal way. This patriaehal business is not raisoe □ation, because there is no marriage involved In it Here in Maine there are a few particolored fouples'ftvin&tbgeffier as man and" wife, Tint without the sanction of the law. This is not miscegenation. It would be miscegenation to repeal the law, to legalize these unions, to make their offspring legitimate. Senator Mar rill married one of these couples. The law of Maine holds that ceremony null. In the light of God it is as perfect and as sacred as iny marriage ceremony since the foundation >f the world. The law does not prevent these niions. Public sentiment, while very strong y condemning them in point of taste, does not tondemn them as criminal White we read without offence the story of Othello and Des lemona, while black Ira Aldridge lives in Lon lon with the Swedish baroness, his wile, while Dumas nourishes in the best society of Paris, why do we keep upon our statute book this vestige of an outworn theory ? Why pre serve a law which is no longer of any practi :al use or significance ? If two people of ma ture age and sound mind choose to enter into ;his contract, what right has the State to in ;erposc its objection ? Mr. Boynton says the people of Somerset comity don’t want to mar •y “colored Venuses.” Well, they needn’t.— But do they want to prolong the absurdity ol permitting unions which the law refuses to recognize? We don’t believe it. Are the off spring of such unions unproved in any res pect by the stigma of illegitimacy ? We don’t believe that. If the bill to remove this disa bility cannot be passed, let us have the yeas and nays upon it once more. The Sea Inland Trouble. The telegraph gave us some days ago some intimations of trouble between the Freedmen and the military on the South Carolina coast The Tribune took occasion to say at once that •in any trouble in which Gen. Tillson in volved it is (air to presume that that officer is in the wrong.” Further Information has now been received by mail. We give below the account of the Savannah Republican of the 21st ult. The Republican is good authority, and cannot be suspected of intentional mis representation. The disorderly conduct of the Freedmen is certainly to be regretted.— They have been misled and drawn into this unfortunate position. But they must be taught to respect the authority ot the govern ment. We do not «ee that Gen. Tillson has deviated from the line of his duty in the mat ter. The Republican says,— By virtue of Gen. Sherman’s celebrated or der of 1865, assigning the valuable cotton dis tricts known as the Sea Islands to the freed men, thousands of negroes have since that time settled upon the islands, and in some in stances cultivated considerable quantities ol rice and cotton. One of the largest of these tracts of land—the “Delta Plantation"—the property of Mrs. Cleves, situated on the Buck Kiver on the Carolina coast, was recently leased to Capt. Barnwell, an ex-Con federate of ficer, with whom the negroes refused to con tract, alleging that the Captain had not kept his agreement with them last year. The Caplain then applied for assistance to Capt. U. Brandi, Freedtnen’s Bureau, to eject the negroes from his land, in order that he might begin his preparations for planting, and em ploy new hands. A corpoial and five men were sent to the plantation to enforce the or ders of Gen. Scott, which were to the effect that the negroes holding no possessory titles would be compelled either to make contracts with the new lessees or else leave the planta tions and proceed to St. Helena, where 20 acres of good land would be granted them. With these terms the negroes reflised to comply, and, after expostulating in vain, Capt. Brandt attempted to carry into execution the orders of his superior officer, but finding it utr teriy impossible to cany out his orders with such a teeble force, Capi. Brandt returned to Savannah to report to Gen. Tillson. lien Tillson at once secured a detail of fifty men from Fort Pulaski, who, under the command of Lieutenant Itobert Miilcr ol the 16th Unit ed States infantry, were provided with throe days’ rations, and at once proceeded to the scene of difficulty. It was supposed that the appearance of so large a military force would have the effect of intimidating the refractory negroes, and thus force them into obedience without useless shedding of blood. Arriv ing on the island, it was found that the entire plantation was carefully picketed a la miU taire. A second interview was obtained by Capt. Brandt, who again read to the negroes the orders of Gens. Howard and Scott, regard ing the titles to lands, rules for contracts, <£<-., but the parley produced no if anythin* tended to increase the anger of the treedmen, who crowdea together in solid phalanx, and swore more lunously than be fore that they would die where they stood be fore they would surrender their claims to the land, tine of the leaders remarked: “We have but one master now—Jesus Christ had he’ll never come here to collect taxes or drive us off." During all this time many of the negroes were using the most disrespectful language, and indulging in taunting jeers toward me troop*, when one or two ol the men, incensed | at the Intuit*, raised their guns to iho aim, hilt, in il mnnioni - a .. tion or Dom capt. iJraiidt anti Ueut. Miller who liatl to resort to severe measures to re ' 8train the troops from tiring into the mob, which was c imposed of meu, women ami children, nothing serious ensued beyond the accidental wounding of one man by Lieut. Miller, while he was brandishing his sword to drive away the mob. The scene at this juncture was truly excit ing, the women and children screaming, while tlie infuriated men filled tlie air with oallis and imprecations. In tlie midst of the strife and confusion, an old mulatto woman, bearing a babe in her arms, rushed frantically towards Capt. Brandt and implored him in Heaven’s Uaime ,ire’ ftating that Mr. BraJJev, a colored lawyer, bail advi>ed the ignorant men to resist at tlie point of the bayoi et any at tempt that should be made to eject them trom the lands. Alter an hour spent In threats and coaxiug, Capt. Brandt deemeu it aUvisable to withdraw the troops. Up to the time of going to press, no later intelligence had been received at the Bureau headquarters, aud It is not known whether anythhig farther has transpired uctween the troops and the negroes. The troops are still encamped on the island, and will bold posses sion until ordered to evacuate. Reform of Ike Civil Hrrrice. We mentioned a day or two since the bill to regulate the civil service of tlie United States, reported to the House from the Com mittee on Retrenchment, by Mr Jeuckes ol Rhode Island. The Globe has since come to band with Mr. Jonckes’s speech in explana tion of the bill, and we give the most impor tant portion ol his remarks below: This bill provides lor a central board of ex am.ners, who may call to their assistance em inent civilians aud oilicers in ail branches of the service ol the Government in any part of the country, tor tlie purpose of hearing and deciding upon the claims oi all applicants lor tlieri subordinate civil odices. Lpou tlie re sults of their examinations certificates of lit- ] ness are to be given or refased. The fact that such a system has worked great success in o'lier countries may not satis ly every one ot its practicability iu this, in Prussia it has been more effectual than the needle-gun in perfecting, establishing, and en larging the nationality. In the minor Stales ot Germany it has been of vital importance. Such a svstem has enaldi.il the to carry on its Government, without great shock to its credit, although the heads of it have often been victims ol the guillotine and the bayonet. In England the system, though but partially adopted, has given new Mb to the home service, and its lull application to the colonial service is the vital element in its a lministration. It had been found necessary for the proper government ol the vast coloni al possessions ot Great Britain that its officers should be selected out of the number of those who stood the closest scrutiny as to their fit ness. This requirement has not been consid ered as a hardship, but the opportunity has been accepted as a lavor by the aspirants for the service. In the colonial department the door is swung open to all. Power, lavor, pat ronage, political influence are naught before health, energy, and merit. The young men ol every nation, caste, or color, under the pro tection ot the Crown of Great Britain, have the privilege of contending lor admission to a career ot cenain independence and honorable though limited reward*. Wuat is eiaetieabie in and for Great Britain and its vast coiomal possessions is practicable for the United States. If a central board of examiners, sitting in London, can selict a class of persons from which the offices in In dia, Australia, New Zealand, and British North America, as well as in the home service, can be filled, not only without complaint on the part of the applicants, but with gratitude tor the privilege of making application, then our board of commissioners, with the assistance provided for in this hill, can do the same tiling tor this country. In Great Britain It is necessary that the applicants should go to London; by the provision of this bill it is not necessary tnat the applicants should all go to Washington, or tbat.the commissioners should themselves go to Maine or to Oregon. The eewwwt ooani M W AMimgmn wnmo uusnuuw the minimum degree of qualification for every subordinate grade of the civil service. They settle upon the questions to be asked ot the candidate uui the scrutiny to be made Into his character. 11 the place of examination is at Washington they conduct the examinations themselves. U at New York or any other place conveniently accessible, they may all attend or send one of their number to act with other competent persons called special.y to their as sistance. in no part of the country can there be any deficiency in competent assis tants. Well-educated officersotUie Army and Navy, including surgeons, are statioued within or adjacent to every State or Territory. In every State are experienced educators who wouid gladly perform the service of examiners trom an houorable sense ot patriotic duty, in most ot the Stales the members ot the boards of education and school commi tees serve with out compensation. Those ot us who have se lected our nominees Ibr the Military and: Naval Academies through competition have louud no difficulty in securing tue willing service of competent examiners. Suppose the beads of Departments report that tney need a hundred qualified persons to fill vacancies in the clerkships at Washington; thereupon the central boaru give notice tnat they wifi receive applications lor such places within a given period irom ail parts of ti.e country. In the mean time they will deter mine what questions shad be j ut to the ap plicants, and what inquiries shall be made os to their health, character, and anteeeuents.— They wifi appoint places where the candi dates shall appear, and designate the persons who are to conduct the examinations. T he result will at once be reported to the central board. There may be ten thousand appli cants for the vacant hundred places, and out ot those ten thonsaud the hoard may hud Uiut two thousund are qualified Ibr the appoint ments. The leading hundred get the places, and the people are sure of that nurnuer oi good servants. The unsuccessful nineteen hundred get cer tificates of their fitness ibr such places, and may, under rules to be established by the boaid, become entitled to appoiiiluieuls with in a limited time without luriher examina tion. Such is their relation to the Govern ment; hut to the world the certificate ot fit ness is a letter of credit, worth more than the diploma of any commercial college, scientific school, or even of any uuiveisily,as a recom mendation ibr employment, because it i. the evidence of merit in a contest lor prizes in which the alumni of all such institutions are competitors. The civil service commission wifi prove to be here what it has become else where, the graud assay office, where alt young men desirous of enteriug the public bervice have their qualities tested; as unlit, where those who show that they have the required fineness of metal receive the stamp which will give them currency throughout the na tion. Such has been the result in Germany, in France, and in England. Young men strive to obtain the certificate of the civil ser vice commissioners, although it does not bring them into office, because it is the best evlieuce of their qualifications tor commer cial or other business. uaiuuugu uui ieu out oi a uuuurca who pass the examination and scrutiny enter the public service, yet the ninety Hnd employment perhaps more profitable elsewhere. Hie fact once established and promulgated that the public service is a career that is open to all who possess certain well-defined qualifica tions, and that all those who prove themselves thus qualified can huve either a place in the public service or a certificate of fitness lor such place, will raise the standard of excel lence in all the schools and colleges in the country. The certificate of the commission ers will have the same advantage over the di ploma of a college as the bPl ol a national bank has over that of a Stale institution; It will have currency throughout the country by virtue ot the national indorsement. Educa tion is thus stimulated and nationalized; the result will be felt in every family In the na tion, and the Vnerit will inure to the whole people anti * o the educated indiv idual. This measure proposes to extirpate, eradi cate, or, in plum baxon, dig up, root out,. and. throw aside any, every, and ail kinds oi -‘pat ronage’ in apiiouitments to the pnobc ser vice. The word, ihe thing, the act, have no place In a republic. In other countries and in postages Government was the patrimony ot princes, the heritage oi kings; here and now ft is the inheritance of the people. Unto ev erv man who casts a ballot in ibis Country Is remitted at every election day bis portion ol the sovereignty ol tins great nation. The po litical career is qpen to all; the public service should be a career equally accessible. There is no place for “patronage" in our system; it • is a solecism in itself. In practice it is a great public injury, “it ‘curseth’ him that gives and him that takes. ’ The assumed right of control by one class of public servants over another, on other than meritorious grounds, ought not to be tolerated. The people do not elect a man President in order tliat he may have the privilege, the ‘‘patronage’ of quarter ing nil his relations and personal and political friends upon the Treasury, hut because they believe that their Government will lie best ad ministered by him. Inlietent in the common sense of the people is the maxim concerning government, “That which is best administet ed is best,’’ and the pcop'e demand that in their Government, which this is, ail obstruc tions to the best administration shall be ie moved. The best way of doing this has seem ed to us to he the securing of the services of the best administrators. When merit Is the key that opens the gate to a career in the [ public service'.the “patronage’ which has In , troduced dullness, mediocrity, laziness and proiligaey mto it, becomes extinct. The Very l,a»l Vcio. Mr. Johnson’s veto message returning the Nebraska bill, is not, as was at first repotted, merely the Colorado veto message with vaila [ tions. it begins by reviewing the bill as fol I lows: It appears by the preamble of this bill that I ii of Nebraska, availing themselves | “ “ufbority contcircd upon them by the mlLSe**''1 on t,he 0tU ot April, lbti-J, have auiInatkm ^°“»t*tution, which, upon due ex ions and com ,oun<l to conlonn to the provis “ a “"ff* ‘he conditions of said lent taTblican ln <°™ of govern rn“l’,:ndCu,r;r‘ % r^r, there tore seen to be dSa tion contained in the Enabli^ A«, UI> on compliance with Its terms, the people Nebraska should be admitted into the Cnlun upon an equal looting with the original States Kelerence to the bill, however, "show* that while by the first section, Congress distinctly accepts, ratifies and confirms the Constitute u and State Government which the people of the Territory have lor>ned tor themselves, de clares Nebraska to be one of the United States of America, and admits her Into the Union on an equal iootiug with the ‘.rigiual States in all respects whatsoever," the third section provides that this ’Sneaa ure “shall not take effect except upon the lundamenlal condition that witniu the State ot Nebraska there shall he no deni al ot the elective Irtfhchise, or of any other right to any person by reason ot race or color, excepting Indians not taxed; and upoD the further fundamental condition lhat the Legis lature ol said State, by a solemn public act, shall declare the assent of said State to the said lundamenlal condition, and shall trail— mit to the President of the United Slates an authentic copy ot said act, upon the receipt whereof, the President, by proclamation, shall loitliwitli announce the tact; whereup on such lundamenlal condition shall be held as a part of the organic law of the State, and thereupon, aud without further proceed ings on the part of Congress, the admission of said State into the Union shall be consider ed as complete.” Alter urging some objections to this kind of legislation which were much better put by Mr. Blaine, according to our remembrance, while the bill was under discussion, the Pres ident proceeds as follows: Congress may, under the Constitution, ad mit new States or reject them, hut the people of the State cau alone make or change their organic law and prescribe the qualincations requisite lor electors. Congress, however, in passing the bill in tlie shape in which it has been presented lor my approval, does uot merely lcject the appiiealioii of the people of Nebraska lor present admission as a State In to the Union upon the ground that thi Con stitution which they have submitted restricts the exercise of the elective iranchise to the white population, but imposes conditions which, if accepted by the Legislature, may, without the consent of the people, so change the organic law as to make electors 01 all per sons within the State, without distinction of race or color. In view ot this fact, I suggest tor the considera'fon of Congress whether it would not be just, expedient and in accord ance with the principles ot our government to allow the people by popular vote, or through a convention chosen by themselves lor that pur pose, to declare whether or uot they will ac cept the terms upon which it is now proposed to admit them into the Union. 'This course would not occasion much greater delay than that which the bill contemplates, c-licn ii re quires that the Legislature shall be convened within thirty days alter this measure shall become a law, tor the purpose of considering and deciding the conditions which it imposao, and it gains additional force when we consider that the proceedings attending the formation of the State Constitution were uot in con lbrmity with the provisioi s or the Enabling Act, that, in an aggregate vote of 7,77«, the majority in favor or the Constitution did not exceed one hundred, and that it is alleged that in consequence ot frauds, even this result can not be received as a fair representation of the wishes ot the people. As upon them must tail tiie burdens 01 a State oiganization, it is but just that they should be permitted to determine tor themselves a question which so materially affects their Interests. The suggestion that the whole matter be returned .to the people of the Territory is sound, and should prevail. When they pre sent u republican constitution, of their own tree will, It will be time enough to admit them to representation. VAKIKTIK*. —Ouo of the oldest English residents in Na ples, Lady Stracban, Marchess Salza, whose history is connected with that of the lost cen tury, died recently. Besides other property of great value, she has left precious objects of artf> some of which were prerented by Louis XIV’. to Madame Maintonon, which will be brought to the hammer. —Mr. John Bigelow, late American Minis ter to Paris, is on his way home. He lelt Ha vre with his family on the 17th instant, by the French steamer Europe. —Dan Rice remitted, in settlement of an ac count with a newspaper out west, a throe dol lar bill, which was returned endorsed, “This note is counterfeit; please send another.” it was two months before Dan replied, whim ho apologized for the delay, saying ho had been unable “until now to get another counterfeit three dollar bill.” but he hoped tbe one ho now enclosed would suit, professing at the same time his inability to discover what the objcct tion was to the other, which he thought as good a counterfeit as he ever saw. —Tho Count do Chambord, head of tho French Bourbons, has issued in the shape ofa letter addressed to a frieud, a political mani festo, in which he reviews the position of France under Napoleon’s rule. Speaking for himself* aud as he assumes, iu the name of tho people, ho asserts that the couutry condemns the imperial policy in Ita y, Germany, Rome and Mexico, aud says that if he Is ouo day re called to France he will save her or perish in the midst other people. —Joel Liudsley, the clergyman who whip ped his little boy to death iu SheJby, Orleans county. N. 1., was sentenced on Saturday to imprisonment in the State Prison at Auburn for four years aud three mouths. The jury found a verdict ol manslaughter in the second degree, the penalty for the crime being impris onment for uot more than seven nor less than four years. —A bashful printer refused a situation in a printing office whore female compositors were employed, saying that he never set up with a girl in his life. —xul-u.-u unuge at vueDec is composed of a scries ot huge masses oi ice and snow, firmly welded together by the frost king, and kept in position by the imuicnsly strong “key” which extends across the lower part of the harbor. —A treasure trove, in the shape of four of Bacon’s letters,has just come to the know ledge, or remembrance, of the Danish govern ment, which has sent them to Lord Stanley, through Sir Charles Murray, sho British Min ister at Copenhagen. They were writfi n by Bacou to King Christian the Fourth in 1C20 21. —Mrs. Edwards, author ot “Archie Love'l," is to commence a new novel in the April number of the Temple Bar. Its title will be •‘Steven Lawrence, Yeoman,” a reverse of the medal of “John Halifax, Gentleman.” We presume it will be republished in instalments in some of our magazines or periodicals. —Prince Alfred and Prince James arc to contend for the championship of the seas. The 1 weapon will of course bo the yataghan (yacht again.) —Brown, who slipped down yesterday, is a supporter of the “sliding scale” tariff. He thinks the highest duty should be-put on ashp8. —East Tennessee has a tombstone whereon is inscribed the following epitaph: “Sho lived a life of virtue, and died of the cholera morbus, caused by eating green fruit,in the full hope of a blessed immortality, at the early age of twen ty-four. Reader, go thou and do likewise." —It may, perhaps be a consolation to that numerous class who lost their sleep November last, watching for an exhibition which was taking place three thousaud miles off, and who growled so fiercely at astronomers lor their disappointment, that a much more magnificent display of meteors than oocnrrcd last year will probably take place on the 12th or 13th of November, 18)7. -It is said that the Broadway and Four teen. street beggars refuse, on account of the inflation of the currency, to receive anything less thau tifty-ceut postal stamps. ^ 'l'r3 book seller, bein'askel for a copy of theFrench constitution, replied: “1 keep no periodicals.” I —In a review of Mr. Nasb’ys book, “Ewing j in Round the Cirkle,” the New York Tril une says: “With the exception of Hosea Bigc.ew our humorists are Western. Artomas Wi rd comes from Ohio.” Artemas Ward coins from Maine. He is a regular Downeaster a New England Yankee.