Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, February 5, 1867, Page 2

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated February 5, 1867 Page 2
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IliYrurr of l*ol-tlanil Morbor. We giv^below the greater part of the recent debate iu Congress upon the proposition to build an outer line of forts for the better pro tection of Portland harbor. The House of Rep resentatives bad under consideration in Com mittee of tho Whole, the fortification bill. Mr. Blaine moved to amend tho bill by inserting an appropriation of $160,000 for the commence ment of two additional torts tor the defense of Portland harbor, including the purchase ot sites. Mr. Blaine proceeded as follows: 1 desire to state very briefly, if I can get the attention of the committee, that I am instruct ed to offer this amendment by the Committee on Military Affairs, and that they propose it ar the instance of the Secretary of War, who tor warded to that committee 9 Hum froiu the chief of Engineers, i;ominit phreys. This item was left;°.ut ^^substantial tee on Appropriations, but Should be made reasons why the m»propnatigire ^ dcbate tb(J at this time, 1 do unies9 90me geatle matter at any Jjhbfniv,rnirtion I will with this bidcf'statement leas e the question to the com “‘^Tspaldiug-I think we have thrown away monev enough on lortihcations already; and ' .Lose items come to us in the regular estimates I think we better vote them all “ Ti” question was taken; and upon adivision, there were—ayes twenty. Before tho noes were counted, Mr. Blaine said: I desire, if there is no ob jection, to make a statement to the House. Mr. Spalding—I object. Mr. Blaine—1 did not know there would be any objection to this item, or I would have made a further statement when I had the floor. Mr. Spalding—I object to any debate after a division ii[S>n the question. Mr. Blaine—I withdraw my amendment. The amendment was accordingly withdrawn. Mr. Blaine—X now move to amend by insert ing the following: "For the commencement of two additional forts lbr the defense of Portland harbor, Maine, including the purchase of sites, $155,000. That is $5,000 more than my other amend ment proposed to appropriate, and is therefore a different prooosition. X7poll this amendment I am entitled to the floor, and I will make a statement to the House of the facts ot this case as concisely as I can. ■ The chief of Engineers reccomends an appro priation ot $150,000 for the purchase of sites and the commencement of two forts in the harbor of Portland, Maine. He says, iu a communication to the War Department, under date of January 24, 1867, which I now hold in my hand— - ••The largely increased range of modern ar tillery has had the effect of diminishing the se curity hitherto afforded by such of our sea coast works as are situated so near to the ob jects they are designed to cover that iron-dads ma\ approach near enough to shell those ob jects without being themselves seriously en dangered by the works. Xt therefore becomes necessary in such cases to establish an exterior line of works which shall hold an enemy's ships at a greater distance, while the present works will serve the indispensable purpose of a second line with which to meet the enemy with a powerful fire in case he should force the new outer harrier, or pass it with a portion of ms neer, wuiit* iuc icbi aic cugagcu wv works. This is the condition ol things at Port land, where the present line of works, consist ing of Forts Preble, Scauunell and Gorges, are go near the city and shipping in the harbor, that both the latter may be shelled simultane ously with an attack upon the works.” Mr. Chairman, in the opinion of the Engin eer corps, and especially of those who are en trusted with our sea coast defeuses, the city and harbor of Portland are ot superlative im portance ; deserving and demanding the utmost protection that the most thorough fortifications can afford. The city and harbor do not de serve this merely because of the thirty thous and enterprisirg inhabitants in the one nor the valuable shipping in the other; but because of the immense importance of the position as affecting the defenses of the whole country in the event of a a foreign war. Should we ever be so unfortunate as to have a war with Eng land, her first point of attack would be Port land, and with her most powerful navy against the fortifi rations we now have there it would be presumptuous folly to declare that she might not c-ipture it. And 1 ask gentlemen on thi.* floor if they can measure the magnitude of that loss to us and gam to our enemy. It would at onee give to England, not only the finest na val station on the North American coast, but would give her the command of the entire line of the Grand Trunk railway. And Eiiglandin possession ot Portland, Quebec, and Montreal could bold the Grand Trunk railroad again,-1 any farce we could bring against her. and hold ing it she would have both winter and summer the most expeditious and complete channel oi supply to her troops along our northern fron tier from Island Pond to Detroit. Indeed the loss of Portland and the Grand Trunk road would be as heavy a blow to us in a war with England as we inflicted on the reb els when we captured New Orleans and re gained control of the Mississippi river. Anc I a-sure my friend from Ohio (Mr. Spalding) that in resisting this small appropriation ol $150,000 at this time, he may he putting in peril that which, if once lost, $150,000,000 would fail to regain. I cm not seeking to give the im pression that there is now the slightest prospect of war ami 1 trust the day is very remote when we shall have to encounter such a calamity.— But wc know the old mjnotion as to our duty “in time of peace,” and *ve know, moreover, that a thorough preparation for war is the surest way to escape it. impregnable fortifica ions are least frequently assaulted! These ar« the views which have governed the engineer department in urging the erection of additional forts at Portland, and with this brief presenta tion of the leading tacts oi the case 1 am will ing to submit the question to the judgment ol the House. Mr. Spalding—I object to this appropriation, for the reason that it is for the commenAt»n»«^nt of a new work. It is m*1 to carry on a fort al ready commenced there, hut it is to ccmmcnc a new tort there in Portland harbor; an appro priation of $150,000 to commence new forts. The gentleman from Maine [Mr. Blaine] say^ that it is necessary to have these outer forts constructed for the purpose ot strengthing the forts already built there. He may with equal propriety ask for an appropriation to build still another line of forts outside of those now pro posed,^ order to strengthen them when they shall have been built. Beside, there are iu estimates from the War Department for this expenditure; nouc at all. Mr. Blaine—-This item comes to us in a com munication from the War Department, signed “EdwinM. Stanton,” who, 1 believe, is still Secretary of War. I hold in my hand his let ter transmitting the communication from Gen eral Humphreys, chief of Engineers, from which 1 read an extract at the Deginning ol my remarks. Mr. Stanton, iu his own letter, says: • These new works recommended by the chief of Engineers are regarded as very important, and have the approval of the War Depart ment.” i asu me gentleman irom uino it this is not a very distinct and very emphatic recommen dation from the proper official quarter? -Mr. Spalding—The proposition to make this particular appropriation at this particular peri od of time is a very exiraordinary one, I think we are dealing with the money of the people in a very loose way when we undertake to vote 1 away, at the instance of some one member 01 this House, $130,000 for a new fortification. Mr. Blaine—The gentleman says this is asked at (lie instance "of one member ol this Mouse.” Why, sir, 1 have this moment detailed the cir cumstances under which this proposition is now here. It came, I repeat, from the En gineer Bureau, specially indorsed and reco inemled by the Secretary of War, approved by tbe Military Commiteeof this House, and now moved by me ill pursuance of instructions from that commitee. 1 hope I need not have to re peat these facts again. Mr. SpauJdiutf—I say further that, durin" the last year,we have voted 500,000 probably for this very town of Portland— Mr. Blaine—Oh, no. Mr. Spaulding-And gentlemen should not complain if we require a little time for delib eration before we vote $1o0,i)00 more. Mr. Lynch—I move to amend the amend ment bv making the amount #liio,0on. Mr. Chairman, 1 wish to say in reply to the gentleman from Ohio [Mr. Spaulding] that there have been estimates iiir these works from the War Department; and the gentleman will find them upon page 8bof the book ofDe partmental Estimates. The estimates sent in by tin- Department for these very works amount to #1:10,000. The appropriation for this purpose is not included iu the hill report ed py the committee; hut it is among the esti mates from which the bill was made up. M', Hasson—The gentleman will permit me to say that Ids statement is correct. A propos ed appropriation for this work was includodiu the estimates; but it is a rule of the Commit tee on Appropriations, where an entirely new work is proposed, to wait until the appro priate committee of the House has reported in favor ot ilia construction of the work, before noting on such estimates. I understand th-.i the Committee on Military Allairs h^e con sidered this sublet, and are in favor of the con struction r f these works. I ask the gentleman from Maine [Mi. Blaine] to state whether this proposition comos formally from that commit tee. Mr. Kiaine—It does come formally from that committee. I offer this amendment by in Htruediou of the committee, as 1 have already stated more than ouce; otherwise the motion would have come from my colleague [Mr. Lynch] who represents the district in which l*prtlaud is situated. Mi. Lyuch—Mr. Chairman, I had no knowl edge that any such amendineut would he of fend. If my colleague had not presented it as a member of the Military Committee I should ??? -l:fvo it, for the reason that I do not JL milltary works as matters of merely tions SSSSnSf' my ' the fortified m h*Tbor ol Portland are not. nr toe benefit merely of tliat «itv When therefore, propositions of thi» i,; , vvnen, here I do not feci £uid! 11c,om,'1 up cate them as local matters. ' J t v tVtadV°I matters ol national importance y are not for them sliould not be made l>yP tbeP™«10ni (Government. y - national With regard to the necessity for these works, let me make a single statement l,,n toller, 1801, the Secretary of State? i„ a elm munication to the Governor of Maine asked the co-operation of the Stale and the loan of its credit toward fortifying the harbors of the State. On account of that communication the Governor of Maine appointed a commis sion, and that commission conferred with the United States authorities on the subject A military commission was sent to examine the coast of Maine. It examined, among other points, the old fortifications around Portland, and made plans and estimates for new fortifi cations. These very works were estimated for at that time, and are upon the plans of the en gineer department submitted in 1801. The }’f in«otf^h«po8lS°“ is »>mply to carry out the f’lat thne department submitted at 1 raet from .hi }bti Clerk read an ex to the communicStfoSfof theGSOVer“°r °f oIa'n0 si; - — The Clerk read a portion of a setting forth the strategic importune! o," p*l£> land. When the hammer fell Mr. Uvnrh drew Ins amendment. It was thereupon rl‘ newedby Mr. Scheuck, the chairman of'the Military Comuuttoe, who expressed the hone that the question would not be looked upon a! P local matter. Alter concluding his remarks Mr. Rchenck withdrew his amendment. On motion of Mr. Kasson the appropriation was reduced to $150,000. The Committee then rose without coming so any conclusion. Conaistese; «f the #«.*»Uiea« Party. The charge of inconsistency is sometimes brought against the Republican party, because its policy oi reconstruction has been modified from time to time to suit the changing condi tions of the great problem. The best expos ure oi the weakness of this charge which we have anywhere seen occurs in a recent speech of Gen. Scofield, of Pennsylvania, in the na tional House of Representatives. Mr. Scofield spoke as follows: Mr. Speaker, I sought to obtain the floor on Saturday last to say a lew words in reply to the gentleman Irom Illinois. [Mr. ltoss.J He claimed that inasmuch as the Republican par ty had voted for the Crittenden resolution in the early part of the war, inasmuch as they had consented to the retention of members of Congress irom those States during the time for which they had been elected, inasmuch as i they enacted a law apportioning the members , ol Congress among the several States, includ ing those States to which he reierred, they were now stopped from denying that the con federate States were States in this Union. A gentleman who had witnessed the great fire in Pittsburg some years ago, by which a large portion of that city was destroyed, was entertaining me some time afterward with a little incident of the calamity illustrating the conduct of men under peculiar circumstances, lie said he notice! a builder as the flames were flying rapidly Irom block to block coolly standing upon the pavement and watching their progress. As they passed into a block in which my friend was largely interested, the butlder approached him and said: “Will you rebuild this year ?” “No, sir,” said my friend, T hope to save, my block with aiittie repair.” Hut the Hanes raged on and in a little while they were bursting from the roof. The build er approached him again and said, “Will you use the walls in rebuilding?” •‘Certainly,” said my friend, “1 intend to use the walls if I can possibly save them.” But soon the walls began to fall one by one and those that did not fall by the flames were demolished by the firemen. The builder once more appiorched my friend and said, “Will you rebuild on the old loundations ?’" And the man gave aD al firmative answer. But when the conflagra tion had spent its force and the owner of the property came to remove the rubbish he dis covered that the foundations were much in jured, and as they were originally built partly on sand or loose soil he determined to remove them and rebuild on the solid rock with bard I granite loundations. Now, 311, it when he was preparing this work the builder had again come to him and reproached him with duplicity because he had said at one time he expected to save the build ing, at auother that he intended to save the wall, and at a subsequent time that he would save the foundation, he would have stood ex aotly in the position where my friend from Illinois [Mr.Koss] stood in his speech last Sat urday. The parallel would be a little more perfect if the builder had also, in the midst of the lire, told the firemen that they had better suspend their etforts as the city could not be saved; and then when by redoubled efforts after a little time the flames were subdued be had reproached them with treating the mis guided conflagration with unnecessary cruelty. Mr. Speaker, we had hoped to save these States. It is not our fault that the fires of the rebellion raged so fiercely and so loug. In deed it was not our fault that the fires were lighted at all. If anybody is at fault it is the gentlemen who at that time represented the party to which my friend from Illinois | Mr. doss] belongs, in this and the other House in the winter ol 1800. If the members of Congress of that party had appealed to their Southern brethren who were leaving these halls to embark in a re bellion, 11 they bad risen in their seats and said to them, ‘■Gentlemen, you have been our political allies; we have served you well; we added Texas to this country in order to en large your power; we took upon ourselves a war with Mexico as a consequence; We have done ail we could to get Cuba for you at the risk of a war with Spain; lor your sake we re pealed the Missouri compromise and gave you an opportunity to exteud your peculiar insti tions over the unlimited soil of the West; for your sake we passed a law by which the whole North became a slave hunting-ground, and ireemen turned out at your bidding to capture your escaped bondmen iree of cost; but we wifi go no further; we will never consent that two republics shall be carved out of the teiri tory lying between the Atlantic and the Mis sissippi, the Gulf of Mexico and the North ern lakes with only the blazes ol the survey or upon the trees to mark the line between them; it you now go tree we will join with the Abolitionists and Free-soilers of the North, and we will fight this out on the field of battie; ” if j ou had said that they would have remained. But ins .ead ol that you said to them, that the election of Lincoln was an insult to their pride,an assault upm their institutions; that they had, if not a perfect justification in seced ing, great provocation therefor. You said to them that wl ile you did not advise them to secede you would see that if they settled that question tor themselves and determined it iu favor of secession there should be no coercion on the part of the North. So on the 4tli at March, when Mr. Lincolu came to take the uatn of office, and the Republican party for the first time became responsible for the use of power, we found the liepublic divided; seven large States had withdiawn and formed a sep arate republic, and seven more were preparing to follow, four of which finally succeeded and joined the rebel confederacy, the other three being retained by virtue of military power. Now, sir, we all propose to reunite this whole territory. There is only this difference in the manner of doing it; you propose to take the old foundation and the old walls and to have new State governments built upon those foundations. We propose to remove the old sandy foundations and build upon the solid rock. That is the only difference. You pro pose to annex the United States to the Con federacy and thus bring us together. We propose to annex the Confederacy to the United States. It has been said that Governor Seymour was asked if be had any objection to the onfederate Cconsti tetion then iust formed at Montgomery, and he replied, “It is better than the Federal Con stitution ; why should we not adopt it at once ?” 1'hat is a sort of reconstruction which the gen tlemen opposed to us are pressing upon us. Washington Items. Washington, Feb. 3,1867. It is known to persons resident here, though perhaps not to the country generally, that J#lin H. SuiTatt had a brother Isaac who was in the rebel army during the war. It has just come to light that this brother went to Mexico im mediately after the dowulall of the rebellion.— Nothing was known of him uulii October, 1865, when General Sheridan, then and uow at New Orleans, learned that he had appeared in Monterey and crossed into Texas, with the avowed intention of coming to Washington to assassinate the President. General Steele, in command on the frontier very soon confirmed the intelligence, and the Secretary of War thereupon felt .justified in placing a guard about the White House, which was kept there for some time. No intimation of the matter wasgiven to the President, as it was feared he would refuse such protection. He finally got the idea into his head that the guard were de tectives, and called the Secretary to account in violent language. This led to an explana tion, and subsequent withdrawal of the guard. Among the hills signed and laid hetore the President yesterday was one very materially changing the law relating to habeas corpus.— Under existing statutes, judges ot the United States courts can only issue writs in cases where the applicant is deprived of liberty by virtue of a process issued by courts ol the Uni ted States j hut under the new law they are re quired to issue writs in all eases where the par ty is deprived of liberty in contravention of the Constitution and laws ot the country. One of the significant teatures of this law is, that the whole system of negro apprenticeship may he reviewed under its provisions. George W. Paschal and quite a number of other prominent Union men of Western Texas have memorialized Congress to divide that Htate midway between the Brazos and Color- . adoKivers, saying that if so divided the west- . ern section would strongly sustain the Union, on the basis ot the congressional reconstruc tion policy,—Dispatch to Boston Advertiser. < A Lecturer Snowed in.—George Alfred Townsend, who is lecturing out West, was snowed under at Terre Haute, and writes a letter thereabout. He says—the date iB Janu ary 21:— on my carpet bag, inditing this frnif Jr *i!eaJes of ,my *ccture. The engine in nJo .?f J1}6 depot ,looks like a car of Jugger ThoVS hiV“r "l"ehow got over into Russia.— into icicles* UriTfi olit refleotthemselves , icicles. “ '? a ®ery incrustation baffled alJ,arde.ut Napoleon at Moscow, a frozen devil’ All that part ol the engineers is frozen wiiicli is not drunk. 1 oor fellows! they stand upon a volcano with a snow drift blowing tin ouch drink UU*’9 ^ead Dow, m their position, would They are not the only sufferers from this worst of winters. The lecturers lie over tl is Western country among the drifts, like so many lesser engines, full of fuel, but unable to budge. Poor Mr. Greeley, when last seen, was carrying hi.s lecture above his head, wailing a drift in the vicinity of Springfield, Illinois, his white coat buried to the neck. Mr. Gough, bis Joots full of cold water, is near Quincy, with a good deal of the town in his throat. Fred. Douglas is somewhere near Detroit, disgusted with so much white civilization. The gas is all out in Terre Haute, so that I am writing 'Ins by the light of a candle, held by a baggage master, whose compensation is that he can ^“VVT m> shoulder. war°anH five y°ar8 1 have been a special without L Klgn correspoudent, half the time " mp fire rainJi “ tho 3aiIdi«, around the foreigners’iu inn*\ U|>on’ or among jabbering h^rver hair^r^^rbn*1 mg. Six hours a dav r^dlroJr "tLI eCtUr‘ age. five hours sleep is th^'“g'9 the and a half high-pressure discon ’ 0ne ho11r this like a home comfort, the rest of ?r,e8.af?U.r round is spent telling the lecSSfe C-,2Pk 8 for their private edification, all that a not tell them in your lecture. 4 you dld -It is said that M. Dano, the French Minis ter in Mexico, is about to marry Ma'lle Bes tigne, whose dowry is ten millions of frant* Marshal Bazaine has also married a rich Mex ican wife. In view of these incontrovertible facts, the Imperialists of Paris appeal to the candor of their countrymen to admit that the ®*Psdition has not been altogether without profitable results. PORTLAND AND VICINITY. New Advertisement* To-Day. SPECIAL NOTICE COLUMN. Boots and Shoes—T. E. Moseley & Co. ENTERTAINMENT COLUMN. Sumner street Lectures. AUCTION COLUMN. Damaged Salt—E. M. Patten & CO. NEW ADVERTISEMENT COLUMN. Four Stores to Rent—Joseph H. White. Coat Makers Wanted—G. W. Rich A **o. Independent Clairvoyant—Mrs. Manchester, china Tea Store—G. C. Slxaw. To Let—Rooms on C ark street. Jcocks’ Improved Window spring. Meeting—Star Match Company. For Sale—Steam Engine. Forge Coal—Randall, McAllister & Co. M. C. M. A.—Stated Meeting. Furniture—Walter Corey <& Co. Wanted—Four or Five Rooms. THE COURTS. SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. JANUARY TERM.—BARROWS J, PRESIDING. Monday.—No. 129. John A. Burke v. John B. yurtis. Assump>it to recover $269,30 lor 2693 pounds ipruce gum at 10 cents per pound. The defendant laims that the price agreed upon was eight cents per >ound, and ottered to ho defaulted for $228, at the October term 1864. The case was argued by Mr. Mc 2obb for defendant, and Mr. Vinton for plaintiff, and pven to the jury by Judge Barrows, Verdict for plaintiff for $314.13. W. H. Vinton. McCobb & Kingsbury. L. B. Dennett. Court adjourned to 9 o’clock Tuesday morning. The cases assigned for trial to-day (Tuesday) arc the following, which will be taken up in the order in ivhich they are mentioned: No. 284. Smith v. Coffin appellant. No. 285. Knight v. Smith. No. 288. Knight v. Myers & als. No. 310. Tewkesbury v. Osgood, Jr., cx’r. No. 263. Huzzey & ux. v. Grant. No. 303. Lane v. Gallison. CITY AFFAIRS. The regular monthly meeting of the City Council was held last evening. IN BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDRRMSN. The Mayor being absent, Alderman Morgan, Chairman of the Board, presided. Petition of Andrew Falby, to keep ra fish market on Washington street, was referred to the Health Committee. Permission was granted A. H. Pike to stand on the street corners and sell the “indestructi ble pen.” A communication was received from the Board of Engineers of the Fire Department, approving the officers of the tire companies elected at the annual meetings. The Board of Aldermen confirmed the appointments. An order was passed to pay Phillip Cassidy the sum of $174..‘I7, in addition to the former award, for damage to his property in widening the southern end of the Western Promenade. The Joint Special Committee, to whom was referred the subject of loaning the city credit to persons disposed to improve the property in the burnt district, reported a bill for that pur pose to be presented to the Legislature. Also, an order authorizing the Mayor to cause said bill to be presented to the Legislature. The bill was accepted and the order passed. The Common Council amended the bill in two particulars, to one of which the Board of Aldermen agreed. Upon the other amend ment a Committee of Conference was appoint ed and their report was accepted. The bill as adopted in both branches is, substantially, as follows: beet. 1. Authorizes the city to issue its bonds to the amount of $1,000,000, payable in not ex ceeding 20 years, at 6 per cent interest. Sect. 2. A Board of four Commissioners, to be appointed by the Mayor and Aldermen, td give bonds and to receive such compensation as the Mayor and Aldermen shall determine. They to negotiate the sale of bonds, and the same to he delivered by the City Treasurer on the warrant of the Commissioners. Sect. 3. The Commissioners, under such reg ulations as the Mayor and Aldermen may de termine, may make loans of the proceeds of said bonds on mortgages of real estate, for the “purpose of building dwelling houses, stores and buildings for mechanical trades in said city,” not to exceed $15,000 to any one person. beet. 4. Authorizes the Commissioners to charge 7 3-10 interest. Sect. 5. Provides for a sinking fund, and the investments of the same in mortgages as pro vided in Sect. 3—city, State of Maine or United States bonds. _ Sect. 6. Vacancies in the Board of Commis sioners to be filled by the Mayor and Aldermen. No removals to be made excepting by the 8. J. Court on complaint of the Mayor and Aider men. Sect. 7. The City Treasurer to have the care and custody of all monies and securities and ' he securities of the sinking fund, and to be responsible on his official bond to the city for the sale keeping of the funds. Sect. 8. The Commissioners to report to the City Council in January of each year the state ment and condition of the accouuts. beet. 9. Act not to take effect unless accept ed by citizens voting at ward meetings; two thirds vote required to accept the same. Sect. 10. Act to take effect when approved by the Governor so as to empower the citizens to vote on the same. The City Auditor reported that the appro priations for tlie Fire Department and lor Drains and Sewers had been exhausted. Orders were passed authorizing all bills con tracted, and all that it may he necessary to con tract during the balance of the year, o* the part of the Committee on Fire Department and the Committee on Drains and Sewers, be paid. liemoustranca of a. x.. Oari.eni and AY. x. mlnardet als against widening Franklin St., was referred to the Committee on Laying out and widening Streets. An order passed to pay John Pearson $150 for damage done to his house in pushing over a chimney which was deemed unsafe. An order passed authorizing the Committee on Streets, &c., to grade West Commercial street, or such part of it as they may deem ex pedient. An order passed changingthe name of Alms House street to Weymouth street. Memorial of Jonathan Morgan, in relation to his losses by the fire on the 4th of July, and the proceedings of the Relief Committee to wards him, was referred to the Committee on Judicial Proceedings. Alderman Holden presented Rules tor Gov erning the Telegraph Fire Alarm, which were adopted. Alderman Holden presented a bill of Casco Engine Company, for services performed at the Merchant 8 Bank, on the 7th of July. The bill was committed to the Chief Engineer with the decision that it was the duty of the parties to whom the service was rendered to pay the bill. An order passed to pay M. A. Blanchard $150 for services rendered the Committee on Pensions, in receiving, examining and prepar ing claims for pensions under the act of 1866. An order was passed directing the Commit tee on Drains and 8ewers to suspend work upon High street sewer, until further orders, in consequence of the appropriation for drains and sewers being exhausted. Petition ot William A. Woods for compen sation for building on the corner of Cotton and Commercial streets, torn down at the fire on July 4th, was referred to the Committee on Judicial Proceedings. Adjourned to Monday evening February 18 at 7 1-2 o'clock. Ratting.—One of our merchants on retiring from his place of business Saturday evening, hung up his coat (a pretty good one) close to a drawer. Yesterday morning on attempting to take it down, he experienced some difficulty, and on examination found that the rats had been helping themselves to it. They had drawn a large portion of the coat into and behind the drawer, which was partially opcn 3d, had gnawed off one of the skirts and half jf one of the sleeves, with which they cal culated to make themselves a fine and warm aest for winter. The detached portion of the ,annent was found behind the nest of draw ers, where the rats had commenced building their domicile. Our merchant did not ratify these proceedings. Lbed3 & Farmington Railroad Comtant. SVe are informed that the assessment of twen ty-eight per cent, on a share, laid by the Leeds & Farmington Railroad Company (the vhole amounting to 5,232, and amounting at >ar to $523,200) which was required to be paid ranuary 1st, 1867, has been paid already. The assessment on said shares amounts to $140,496. Che bonds of the first and second mortgages ,f the Androscoggin Railroad were to be paid uauudiy rsi, ana every pond has been paid that has been presented to the treasurer, amounting to nearly $165,000. We think the result shows great promptness on the part of the stockholders of the Leeds & Farmington Bailroad Company. Decision Eevkksbd.—The Washington cor respondent of the Star says, “You have been informed by the Boston papers that Ma.j. Jas. Mann, of Maine has been appointed Special Agent of the Treasury and sent to Louisiana. This is premature. Mr. McCulloch had decid ed to appoint him, but a distinguished member of Congress from Maine, to-day put in a protest, and the decision is reversed.” Bemoved.—We notice that Shaw has re moved his China Tea establishment to the old place on Middle street which has been rebuilt in good style. Hero he will dispense his cho'cc teas, coffees, sugar and spices as formerly to the the satisfaction of his hosts of customers; be ing alway supplied with the choicest articles of the kind imported. Accident. — Yesterday morning a sleigh containing a lady and gentleman belonging in Saccarappa, was upset in turning the cor ner of Lincoln and Wilmot, Streets, and the party was thrown out. The lady was seri ously injured on one arm and in other parts of her person. The gentleman escaped with" out injury. Ladies will find, upon examination, that the best linen handkerchiefs, in home-stitched, tucked and plain, arc to be found at Davis & Co.'s, Congress street, and for less money than elsewhere. Attention is called to the sale of ladies’ and gents’ kid gloves, tapestry carpeting, wear ing apparel, &c., at the Appraiser’s office, 198 Bore street, at 11 o’clock to-day. Manchester can now be consulted at the Preble House, to which place she has re cently removed, See advertifement. School Examinations, February, 15417. The examinations in the public schools at the close of the first term of the current school year, will take place at the times mentioned below, under the supervision of the members of the Superintending School Committee) whose names follow the several schools: TUESDAY, FEB. 12—PRIMARY SCHOOLS. Foreneion—Nos. 2, Shailer, Beckett, Loring; 4,Gid dings, Leavitt, Neves; 8, Webb, Hamlin, Hewes; #, Holden, Griffin; 10,Drummond,Merrill; 11, Clifford, Peabody, Graham; 13, Symonds, Kinesbury. Afternoon—Nos.l,Loring, Beckett,Drummond; 3, Peabody, Symonds, Griffin; 5, Noyes, Blanchard, White, Shailer; 6, Kingsbury, Holden, Leavitt; 7, Hamlin, Merrill, Hewes; 12, Giddings, Clifford; 14, Smith, Webb. TUESDAT, FEB. 12. Forenoon—Intermediate School for Boys—White, Blanchard, Smith. WEDNESDAY. FEB. 13—GB A MM Alt SCHOOLS. Fourth Grammar School ft* Boys—Merrill, Leavitt. Graham, Peabody, White, Griffin. Park Street Grammar School for Boys—Giddings, Hewes, L ring, Noyes, Smith. Center Grammar School lor Boys—Webb, Beckett, Symonds, Hamlin, Kingsbury. Center Grammar School ‘for GirlB—Drummond, Clifford, Holden, Shailer, Blanchard. THURSDAY, FEB. 14. Congress Street Grammar School for Boys—White, Kingsbury, Grinin, Helves, Webb, Symonds, Drum mond. Congress Street Grammar School tor Girls—£lan chard, Shailer, Peabody, Leavitt, Loring, Merrill. Brackett Street Grammar School for Girls—Ham lin, Noyes, Smith, Beckett, Clifford, Giddings, Hoi den. FRIDAY, FEB. 15—HIGH SCHOOL. Shailer, Holden, Leavitt, Hewes, Merrill, Drum mond, Graham, Noyes, Beckett, Clifford, Giddings, Griffin, Blanchard, Smith, Loring, White, Webb, Peabody, Hamlin, Syiuonds, Kingsbury. There will be no admissions to the Grammar and High Schools until the close of the sum' nier term. The vacation of each school will begin at the close of its examination. The next term will commence on Monday, March 4. Larceny.—The money drawer of Joseph B, Hall, of the Monitor Printing Booms, No. 174 Middle street, was robbed yesterday, of $21 by some sneak thief, who has not been dis covered. Wellcome prepares the most valuable pain curer we ever had in our store.” So says W. F. Phillips, f'hose who use it refuse all others. jan7dlawtf Call.—At a meeting of the 1st Parish, held yesterday afternooon, it was unanimously vot ed to extend a call to Bev. Mr. Ware, of Balti more to become their pastor. William McAleney, harness and collar maker, No. 20 Preble street, opposite C. P. Kimball’s, Portland, Me. Repairing promptly attended to. Room foe a Fnw More.—During the month of January three hundred and four names were added to the subscription list of the Press. There is room for a few more. First class coat makers wanted. See adver tisement. _ ThE STATE. —The Augusta people aro enjoying home brewed lectures this winter. On Thursday evening of last week Mr. W. P. Wliitehouse was favored with a large and very attentive audience, to whom he delivered a carefully prepared lecture on the responsibilities ol American scholars. The Journal says, “For a young man making his first appearance as a lecturer before hjs fellow-townsmen he acquit ted himself with much credit, giving cheering promise of what he may achieve in future. —A correspondent of the Whig says: The law relating to the preservation of deer in this State appears tp be without the least impor tance, for we see the carcasses of the slaughter ed deer carried daily through our streets, not withstanding there is a heavy penalty for so doing. Unless public spirited men demand the enforcement of our game laws, our forests will soon be destitute of deer. Last week more than thirty deer were destroyed by hunters and dogs on the Island of Mt. Desert alone, and by this time probably there is not a single sur vivor there.” —The fine new Methodist church in process of erection at Skowhegan, is now so far com pleted that the yestry is occupied for Sundaj services. Mr. C. F. Douglass is the architect enggaed in the construction of this church, which promises when completed to be one 01 the finest on the Kennebec. —The Hall Association of Skowhegan have petitioned the Legislature for an increase o: capital stock. The Emperar’a Strait. “Malakoff,” the intelligent Paris correspond ent of the New York Times, writes as follow! to his paper: The French peoplohave not responded joy fully to the inc army project, and for eign nation ' *' tves of France, have noi tailed to ... aoAa If the new ar my scheme fail—it wi.v certainly be materially modified—it will be because the peasantry ol France oppose it and threaten to abandon the government; and as Paris is opposed in prin ciple to the government, it will not do also tc estrange the departments. France must either declare for war and carry out the new scheme to completion, or she must declare foi peace and let Europe see that she means it by disarming. But no one admits the possibility of this latter policy prevailing. On the con trary, every one looks for war, and every one draws the conclusion as much from the per sonal position of the Emperor as from the men acing attitude of the northern powers. In effect, everybody can to-day see and point out the Beries of errors His Majesty has made to the detriment of France since he has been in power, and everybody has taken to pointing them out. It is boldly published in the oppo sition journals— 1. That His Majesty made a very serious error in going with England in 1863 instead ol with Russia, because in the latter case Russia would only have got what she is destined to get sooner or later—that is to say, Constantino ple; while France could have got what she may now never get—Egypt. 2. In 1859 the Emperor, for an idea, or to conciliate his personal enemies iu Italy, agreed to liberate Italy from the Alps to the Adriatic: in other words, he undertook to weaken Austria, and thereby created the pow erful and menacing Prussia of to-day. By his operations in Italy he weakened the only power he can count on as an ally at the pres ent moment. 3. The Mexican Expedition. 4. His neutrality last summer in the Ger man war. It is this heavy burden of blunders which is now creating for Napoleon his critical person al position. It is a position which will force him to strike some grand blow, and that he is meditating such a blow at this moment there is no doubt. His political friends—and I judge the case by what 1 hear them say—are aban doning him, and are turning their attention to ward the Orleans family. He must do some thing or ho is lost; but how to do it with no one but crippled Austria holding interests in common with him, is the difficulty which no one at present sees through. The two great facts which stand put in the history of his reign, and beyond which his sub jects do not look and need not look, are, that his bungling and want of foresight have lost for him, or inevitably will lose the control of the Mediterranean, and that this same bung ling, while not gaining for him the love of the German people, has consolidated them into a great and menacing power. He has gained nothing and lost everything of importance he was working for. The Wants of Louisiana. Washington dispatches of the third inst. state that the New Orleans investigating committee have finished taking evidence, and will at once make up their report. Among

their duties is a specification requiring them to report what legislation is, in their judgment, necessary tor Louisiana. They have not reached u final agreement on this branch,hut it is under stood that their bill will embody the following leatures: First—The appointment by the President, with the assent of the Senate, from among per sons ot unquestioned loyalty all through the war, of a provisional government. These arc to make arrangements lor the election of a pro visional legislature and executive officers of the State by the votes of loyal men, without regard to race or color, and to retire Irom office as soon as such elections are consummated. Second. That the legislature shall not pass laws discriminating among loyal men in re gard to the elective franchise, and that the principal rebels shall be excluded from the right either to vote, or to hold office. Third.—That the laws passed by the provis ional legislature shall not be valid until sub mitted to and approved by Congress. hourtb. That the provisional government shall be entitled to one delegate in the House of liepresentatives. Fith.—That those entitled to vote, as above stated, shall be authorized to adopt a constitu tion, republican in form and not discriminat ing on account of race or color, and to apply for admiscion, or restoration to, congressional privileges. New Mexico.—Gen. Heath, who figured prominently in the Soldiers’ Convention at Cleveland, has been confirmed by the Senate as Secretary of New-Mexico, in place of Gen. Este, another Cleveland personage, who has held the position lor a yacr, but who has never been near the Territory, and whose commi-a on is withdrawn. This confirmation gives New Mexico an Executive Officer, which she has not bad for the past two months, the Governor and Secretary both being in Washington. “Brick” PoMEitor, and Butler.—The story that General Butler had sued Brick Pomeroy for libel, and tho published correspondence which the latter pretends has passed between the two, are a sheer fabrication from beginning to end, got up by Pomeroy for the purpose of attaining greater notoriety. —Most of our readers have seen the “magic photographs" which were produced by simply dipping prepared slips of paper into water. A French photographer has introduced a magic cigar-holder, upon which a photograph appears after the cigar has been smoked for a time — Now let some one bring out a process that will develope by air, and a series produced by fire air and water will be complete. ’ j The Mobmou Girl*.—Richard William*, who delivered a lecture at Buffalo reoently, on the Mormon*, alluded as follow* to one of the disturbing elements among the saint*: There iB one element among themselves that is troublesome. The general testimony of the Gentiles who have lived in intimate social re- , lations with them is that the young girls (to their honor he it said) are mostly disaffected.— l Growing up with it, they have seen the insti- 1 tution with all its abominations, and, opposed as it is to all their holier feelings and better in- ' stiuets, no amount of spiritual thunder can en tirely control them. Here, as everywhere, they are a privileged class, and cannot very well i he whipped or imprisoned. Like most of the descendants of Eve, they will talk and are ever ready to elope with a Gentile who has the courage and can get away with them. They cannot marry a Gentile and remain peacefully at home. Very naturally they prefer a whole Gentile to one-tenth of a Mormon. The most effectual way of breaking up the whole system would be to send an army of 10,000 unmarried men there and protect every man who marri ed and brought a Mormon to camp. We might in this way get rid of the nuisance with out bloodshed or incurring the odium of a re ligions persecution. SPECIAL NOTICES. The Best Style of Gaiters for Ladies, Misses and Children are to be had ofT. E. MOSELEY & CO., Summer Street, Boston. lebSdlt A Cough, A Cold, or A Sore Throat, lUIEES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION, AND SHOULD BE CHECKED. If allowed to continue, Irrilatian sfthe Lasgs, ■ per manent Threat Disease, •r Consumption, is often the result. BTlbWN’S BRONCHIAL TROCHES HAYING A DIRECT INFLUENCE TO THE PARTS, GIVE IMMEDIATE RELIEF. For Hronehitis, Asthma, Catarrh, Con sumptive and Throat Dueawit, TROCHES ARE USED WITH ALWAYS GOOD SUCCESS. Singers and Public Speakers will find Troches useful in clearing the voice when taken before Singing or Speaking, and relieving the throat alter an unusual exertion of the vocal organs. The Troches arc recommended aud prescribed by Physicians, and have had testimonials from eminent men throughout the country. Being an article ot true merit, and having proved their efficacy by a test ot many years, each year finds them in new locali ties in various parts of the world, and the Troches are universally pronounced better than other articles. Obtain only “Brown’s Bronchial Troches” and do not take any of the worthless imitations that may be offered, sold everwiierh Dec 4—d&w6m sn t^Mtrumntir Nall* and Nlruwalic Miu aral Waters, just received and tbr sale by J. W. PERKINS & CO., no24sNeowd&wly No 8G Commercial St. Warren’s Cough Balsam. The best Remedy ever compounded ibr Colds, Cough*, Catarrh aud Consumption, and all diseases of the Throat and Lungs. 6F"Eor sale by all Dr uggists. Manufactured by ft. F BRAnBTBV, octl5dakwsN6m Druggist, Bangor. Make Your Own Soap ! NO LIME NECESSARY! By Saving and Using Toot Waste Grease, BUT ONE BOX OP THE Pennsylvania Salt M’fg. Co's 8APONIFIER. (Patents of 1st and 8th Feb., 1859.) -or CONCENTRATED LYE. It will make 12 pounds excellent hard soap, or 25 gallons of the verv best soft soap for only about 30 cts. Directions on each box. For sale at all Drug and Grocery stores. BEWARE GF COUNTERFEITS. 8ES^*Be particular in asking for Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Co’s Saponifier. nol7SNeod&wly For Coughs, Colds and Consumption, Try the old and well known VEGETABLE PULMONARY BALAAM, approved and used by our oldest and most celebrated Physicians lor forty years past. Get the genuine. REED, CUTLER & CO., Druggists, dec24sNd&w6m Boston, Proprietors. WISTAB’S BALSAM —OF— WILD CHERRY! HAS BEEN USED NEARLY HALF A CENTURY, With the most astonishing success in curing Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, Sore Throat, lufltnenza, Whooping Cough, Croup. J ,iv»r Camrlaiah., UavUt hllia, Difficulty of Breathing, Asthma and every affection of THE THROAT, LUNGS AND CHEST, INCLUDING EVEN CONSUMPTION. The unequalled success that has attended the appli cation of ibis mod ciue in all cases of Pulmonary Complaints, has induced many Physicians of high standing to employ >t in their practice, some of whom advise ns of the fact under their own signatures. We have space only for the names ot a few of these:— E. Boyden, M. D.t Exeter, Me. Alexander Hatch, M. D., China, Me. R. Fellows, M. D., Hill, N. H. W. H. Webb, M. D., Cape Vincent, N. Y. W. B. Lynch, M. D., Auburn, N. Y. Abraham Skillman, M. D., Bound brook, N. J. H. D. Martin, M. D., Mansfield, Pa. The proprietors have letters from all classes of oar fellow citizens, from the halls of Congress to the humblest cottage, and even beyond the seas; for the fame and virtues of Wititar’s Balnam have ex tended to the “ uttermost bounds of the earth/* without any attempt on our part to introduce it be yond the limits ot our own country. Prepared by SETH W. FOWLE & SON, 18 Tre mont Sheet, Boston, and so.d by all Druggists and Dealers generally, GR AC E’A CELEBRATED SALVE! Cures in a very short time OLD SORES, BURNS, SCALDS, CUTS,WOUNDS, BRUISES, SPRAINS,CHAPPED HANDS CHILBLAINS, &c., &c Grace’s Celebrated Salve! Is prompt in action, soothes the pain, takes out the soreness, and reduces the most angry looking swell ings and inflammations, as if by magic; thus afford ing reliei and a complete cure. Only 25 cents a box; sent by mail lor 35 cents. SETH W. FOWLE & SON, 18TremontSt, Boston, Proprietors. Sold by Druggists and dealers gener ally. Febl9, "66—SNeodT.T.s&weow T— -- REMOVAL. DBS. CHADWICK & FOGG have removed to 301 1-3 CONGRESS STREET, BROWN’S NEW BLOCK, over the store of Messrs. Lowell & Senter. Office Hours—10 to 12 A. M., and 3 to B P. M. Dr. Chadwick’s residence 158 Cumberland street. DR.JfoGa’8 residence 28 High street. t^'Free Clinical consultations will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Irom 4 to 6 P. M., for the poor. jan288Ndtf some Folks Can’t Sleet Nights.—We are now prepared to supply Hospitals, Physicians, Hu trade and the great public generally, with the stand ard and Invaluable remedy, Dodd’s Nervine, which article surpasses all known preparations tor the cure ot all tonus of Nervousness. It is rapidly superceding every preparation of opium—the well-known result ot which .is u, produce costiveness and other serious dilticulties; it allays irritation, restlessness and spasms, and induces regular action of the bowel and secre tive organs. No preparation for Nervous Diseases ever sold so readily, or met with such universal approval. For Sleeplessness, Loss of Energy, Peculiar Female Weaknesses and Irregularities, and all the .earful mental and bodily symptoms that follow in the train ot nervous diseases; Dodd's Nervine is the best renfo dy known to science. Sold by all druggists. Price *1. Geo. C. Goodwin & Co., augllsnlyd&w n Wholesale Agents, Boston. DR. S. S. FITCH’S 66Family Fliysician,” Seventy-six pages : price 25 cents. Sent to any ad dress. No money required until the book is received, read, and fully approved. It is a perfect guide to the sick or indisposed. Address DR. S. S. FITCH, 25 Tremont Street, Boston. sn Jan29dly Batchelor's Hair Dye. This splendid Hair Dye is the best in the world. The only true anil perfect Dye—Harmless, Relinblo. Instantaneous. No disappointment. No ridiculous tints. Natural Black or Brown. Remedies the ill effects of Bad Dyes. Invigorates the hair, leaving it soil and beautiful. The genuine is signsd Wil liam A. Batchelor.' All others are mere imitations, and should be avoided, bold by all Druggists and Perfumers. Factory 81 Barclay street, New York. Beware of a <‘ouiaierfeit. November 10, 1866. dlysn Long Sought For l Come at Last l Mains' Elder Berry Wine. We take pleasure in announcing that the above named article may be found for sale by all City 1 Druggists and lirst class Country Grocers. As a Medicine Mains* Wine is invaluable, being ' among the best, if Hot the liest, remedy for colds and pulmonary complaints, as wc.l as one of the most 1 agreeable Beverages. Manufactured from the pure juice ot the berry, and unadulterated by any impure ingredient, we can heartily recommend it to the sick as a medicine, and to the well, as a beverage. 1 To the days of the aged it addeth length. To the mighty it addeth strength,” i *Tis a balm for the sick, a joy for the well— J Druggists and Grocers buy and sell MAINS’ EliDERBEKBY WINE nov 27 S N d&wtf i COLGATE A CO.’S, WINTER SOAP. ' Recommended for Chapped Band* and for ^ general Toilet use during Cold Weather. It may be obtained of all druggist! and fancy good 11 dealer!. SNdec24tofeblO 1 SPECIAL NOTICES. FELLOW’S ORIGINAL WORM LOZENGES. L\/rE can with confidence point to FELLOW’S \ * WORM LOZENGES as the most i»eriect rem l*y those troublesome pests, INTESTINAL 'vORMs. After years of careful experiment, success _ crowned our efforts, and we now otter to the world without a single fault, being sate, con cment, effectual and pleasant. No injurious result r*ieiu he used iu whatever quantity. of, calomel enters their comjiositiou, u1s*i^1vJrilllout further preparation, and any time, children will eagerly devour all you five them, and ask for more. They never fail in ex iling Worms from their dwoffig phuL^id they vili always strengthen the weak and emaciated, even vheu he is not uttlicted with norms Various remedies have from time to time r« mmuemled, .uuli as calomel, oil of wurm^ wro mtme, &c., producing dangerous, and sometimes laial consequences. After much research, study and ex periments, embracing several years, the proprietors >f Fellow’s Worm Lozeuges, have succeeded in pro lucing this remedy, tree from all objections, and p«*i Livel.v sate, pleasant and effectual. They do not kill the worms, hut act by making their dwelling place lieagreeable to them. In order to assure consumers »f the genuineness of these lozenges, the analysis of Dr. A. A. HAVES, State Assayer, is annexed: “I have analyzed the Worm Lozenges, prepared I by Messrs. FELLOWS «& CO., and find that they are tree from mercury, and other metallic or mineral mat ter. These Lozenges are skilfully compounded, pleas ant to the taste, sate, yet sure anil effective in their action. Respectfully, A. A. HAYES, M. D. Assayer to the State of Mass. Price 95 cents per Box 5 Five for 91* GEO. W. SWKTT, Proprietor of the New England Botanic Depot, lu6 Hanover Street, Boston Mass., Sole Agent for the United States, to whom all or ders should be addressed. EPSoH by dealers in Medicinos everywhere. octS-deowGmsN u Tilton ft* McFarland, Desire to call the attention to the fact that more than 4 o Of their Safes gave AMPLE PROTECTION Jin the late tire. Parties desiring a FIRST RATE SAFE, At a MODERATE FRICE, will please call on EMERY * WATERHOUSE, Middle Street, Portland, Or at 11. Ba.kwry .Mel, Baelm. |3r“Second-hand Safes taken in exchange for sale. Jan 15—sNlstw in each mo&adv remainder of time. Mains' Pure Elderberry and Cur rent Wines. So highly recommended by Physicians, may be found at wholesale at the drug stores of W.W Whip ple S: Co., H. H. Hay, W. F. Phillips & Co., E. L. Stan wood and J. W. Perkins & Co. janl2sNdly MARRIED. In Bridgton, Jan. 30, by Rev. G. F. Cobb, assist d by Rev. John Cobb, Alfred Taylor and Miss Lucia W. Butterfield, both ol Bridgton. In Bcllast, Jan. 14. Luther H. Emmons, ot B., and Abbie E. Churchill, ot Montvil'e. In Ellsworth, Jan. 23, H. B. Saunders and Fannie M. Cole. In Bluehill. Jan. 11. SewaUW. Land age, ol B., and Viola A. Black, ot Sedgwick. In Bluehill, Jan. 20. Merrill D. Chatto and Julia Adeli Bowden, of Penobscot. - DIED. In Norwav Village, Jan. 28, Mrs. Mary A., relict ot the laf e Amos Orilwav, aged 83 years. In Be.last, Dec. 23, Mrs. Eliza Waite, aged 81 years 10 months. In Durham, Oct. 30, Mrs. Mary, wile ot the late Barnabas Strout, aged 89 years. In ibomaston, Nov. 11th, Parker Ellis, aged 3 months4 days; Jan. 14, Gcorgie Gustavus, aged 7 years 4 months—children of G. G. and J. M. Nan son. In Hope, Jan. 29, Capt. John Harward, aged 05 years. DEPARTURE OF OCEAN STEAMERS NAME FROM FOR DATE. Gulf Stream.New York. .Laguayra, &c.Feb 6 City o Dublin.New York. .Liverpool.Feb G Cuba.Boston.Liverpool.Feb G Atlantic.New York Bremen .Feb 7 Damascus.Portland. ■ ..Liverpool.Feb 9 City of Paris.New York. .Liverpool.Feb 9 Africa.Boston.Liverpool.Feb 13 Australasian.New York. .Liverpool.Feb 20 Miniulnre Almanac.February 5* Sun rises.7.10 I Moon seta..6.33 PM Sun sets.5.19 | High water.12.15 PM MA.RHSTE NEWS PORT OF PORTLAND. - 1,1 ' i1 Monday* Febrnry 4* ARRIVED. Sch Wm Carroll, Colson, New York. Sch Eliza Frances, Perkins, Bristol. Sch S D Hodgkins, Foss, Rockland. Sch Napoleon, R berts, Wiscassct. Sch Teiegrapb, Woodward, Beliast for Boston. BELOW—A Br brig from Windsor, NS, for New York. Has experienced very heavy weather and got blown off to the Gull Stream. CLEARED. Steamer New Brunswick, Winchester, Eastporl and St John NB—C C Eaton. Sch John Boynton, Reed, Baltimore—J I Libby. S<-li Emma Oakes, Johnson, Searsport—Easterc Packet Co. SAILED — Barques Cephas Starrctt, Fieetwing brig Uncle Jerry; sch Wm H Mailer. DISASTERS. Steamer I<*aho. Patten, from Bath lor San Fran cisco, arrived at Lodi, 40 miles from Valparaiso, or the 25th Dec, having been 32 da s from Rio Janeiro, wiui very heavy weather, and contrary winds the entire passage. Brig Occau Wave, (of Belfast) Capt Thomas, from Sat 11a River for New York, before repoi ted missing, was (alien in with Jan 19. in a sinking condition, having had a succession of heavy gales, during which the ves.-el was very badly strained. Dec 3 th, the deck load was thrown over and the next d*y t-hip ped a sea which swept everything movable from the decks. Had heavy gales from that time up to Jan 15. and from the 17th .o the 18th, the vessel leaking badly. Ou the 19th the crew were ^aken off ami brought to Boston by the John Sidney, from New Orleans. Barque Ellen Dyer, Clapp, from Malaga, was driven ashore at Fort Hamilton, N Y, on Saturday, y the ice. Has since come off and arrived up. Ship Tartar, oi New York, fruro Calcutta, with a cargo of saltpetre and linseed, is ashore at Deal Beach, near Sandy liook. Crew saved. Brig Sarah Peters, irom New Orle us. with a car go of m dasses, got ashore at Sandy Hook, on Satur day night, and is full ot water. She had on board the crew of schr Fleetwing, oi New York, which was abandoned 18th nit. Botn crews saved. Barque Flora Southard, at Philadelphia from Bos ton, picked up sch Lovett P acock, of about 400 tons, from Mobile lor New York, with cotton. Brig Geo Gilchrist, from Mobile lor Providence, with cotton, is reported at Bermuda, leaky and with loss ol sails. The report of the crew of barque Brunswick being sick and disabled, was incorrect. DOMESTIC PORTS. SAN FRANCISCO—Cld 30th uit, ship Shatmuc, Soule, Liverpool. In port let inst, barque Parsee, Soule, for Hong Koug same day. GALVESTON—Cld 23d ult. sebs T J Hill, Baker, Boston: W O Irish, Rathburn, Mobile. Cld L*4th, brigs Jennie Cushman. Berry, and Alice Srarrett, Hooper, Boston ; sch Izetta, Eaton, for Mobile. NEW ORLEANS—Ar 26th, barque Limerick Lass, Mabonv, Cardenas; 27th, Nevcrsink, Weeks, from Savannah. Ar 31st, ship Trenton, Walker, Liverpool; barques Istria, Sewall, New York; Jonathan Chase, Chase, do; br g Ballot Box, Howe, do. Below 27th, ships Pride of the Port, Jordan, from Thomaston; John Harvey, Lovell, from Philadel phia; Monticello, from-—; barques Priscilla, tin Charleston; Rosina, from New York. Cld 28tli, barque Almoner, Garey, Boston. Cld 2d inst, barque Courser, for Boston. SAVANNAH—Cld 29th, br gs Hattie, Gilkey, tor Satilla River; Tangier, Smith, Darien; sch Carrie Holmes. Holmes, New York. CHARLESTON—Ar 28th, sch Mattie E Taber, Morris, New York. HAMPTON ROADS—Ar 30th. sch Lucy W Alex ander, from Cienfuegos foi New York. At Portress Monroe .'kith, brig Machias, Upton, tm Messina lor New Yor v. (returned.) Sid tin Crany Island 31st, sch Titmouse, Robbins, lor Providence. Shi rVn Patnvent Ttivnr hrl» n.,.. from Munlau lor Baltimore. PHILADELPHIA—Below 1st, seb J A Gridin, lm Wilmington. NO. NEW YORK—Ar 1st. brigs C M Reynolds, Dick,’ Matanzas; W II Rickinorc. Fountain. Savannah: sch Carrie Wells, Lawson, Grand Cayman. Ar 2d, ships Midnight, Broca, San Francisco; Wm Frothingliam. Qualey, Havre; barque Wild Gazelle, Lewis, Shanghae. Ar 3d, ship Gardiner Colby, from Rotterdam. fO days; Iianl Webster, Spencer, London; barque EBen Dyer, Clarp, Malaga. Cld 2d, ship Witch of the Wavo, Todd, Valparaiso • brig Logan, Anderson, Charleston; sch Ella I, Tre l'etlieii. Tilcmub, Havana. Ar 4th, ship Odw O'Brien, from Callao; brig H G Berry, I nui Matanzas. NEW LONDON—Ar 1st, seh City Point, Fisher, Fortune Bay. NF, tor New York, with herring. NEWPORT—Ar 2d, schs Rising Sun, .lours, from Savannah for Boston; T J Tralton, Tapiey, Boston lor Baltimore. HOLMES' HOLE—Ar 2d, seh Mollie, Plummer, Eastport lor New York. In port, schs Etluin Alien, Jessie Hart, 2d, and Mollie. BOSTON—Ar 2d, ship John Sidney, Hall, ftn New Orleans. Success, Chase. New York; barques Lizzie H Jackson. Marwick, Glasgow, Nov 17; Talavera, Carver, Buenos Avres; Tq)uca, Herrimsn. Bonaire; brigs Protege. Weed, LonrKev; E H K nnedy, Geyer. Savanneh: L T Knight. Blaisdell. Baltimore; Wm A Dresser, Hatch, New York; J B Curtis.star ling, Miragoane; K C Thomas, Crockett, Charleston; Ralph Carlton. Harrington, charleston; Frederick Fish, Davis, Wilmington; Balloon, Clay, Elizabetli port; Rainier. Arey. and Nicola, -, New York; Am < thief, Pres-ey, do. cld 2d, barque Chimborazo, Newhall, New Orleans schs Franklin Treat, Aobot, Winterport; C A Jones, Goodspeed, Portland. Ar 3d, brigs Chas Heath. W.vman Baltimore; J H Pounce, Irom Frankfort; sclis Marv Fletcher, Tracv, Philadelphia; Thos H ix, Perry, aiid A J Dyer, Kel ley, Euzab thport: Marla Whlmev, Murray Supe rior. Jameson; Geo W K mball, Murpliv; S C Loud Ball; J A Uainage, Montgomery, and Charlie & Wil lie, 11 ix, New York. Ar 4tb, ship Fearless, Drew, Manila; sch Four Sis ters, Sherer, Wilndnglou. Cld 4th barque Lady Franklin, Bryant, Surinam; K'hs Adalme, Ryan, Belfast; Orono, Dunham lor IGrooksville. ’ •SALE^7"Ar schs Ella, Montgomery, Poco noke for Newcastle Me; Harper, Gilley, Biltimoro; dattie. Hall Elmrabethiiorl; Susan Taylor, Lord. New York. D 1 Pateheu, Connor, do lor Bucksport; >t Lucar, Franck, do for Camden; Sarah, Morton, to lor Rockland; J P Robinson, Harding, Boston lor Gloucester. foreign ports* Ar at Toulon Jail !i, ship Asia, Co wen, San Fi&n ;i8co, 1G7 days, with loss of sai s. Ar at Mauritius Dec 15th, ship Cromwell, Hedge, 3os ton. Ar at Liverpool 30th ult, shin Black Hawk, Crow ill, San Francisco. Adv 19th, Btearner NovaScotion, for Portland 24th; tarque Wai*ella, cut, tor New Orleans. Ar at Looi, WCSA, Dec 25. steamship Idaho, Pat en, from Bath for San Francisco. At liuenos Ayres Dec 7. ship John Bunvan, Car 'er. unc: barque John Dwver. Killman, do. Ar at Port au Prince 2t>tb ult, sch Erie. Pereivni tom Wilmington, NC. Sid tm Curacoa yth ult, brig (Gambia, for Portia At Caibarien 20th ult, brig O C Clary, Brvant tor ’Liladcli>liia 3 days. ryant»,or SPOKEN* romCCaleutta for Boston? >hip Andrew Jackson. a^Fraict'olofLiverS5’ 8hip S G GloT<,r'lrom la^Join'^vra^Sfue^ W“ KaS°n’Wy' "ril^dW'g^H Hunter, York, :!an !®l tot 20 ;t0 Ion 04 40, brig Marion, from St ohn.Nb, torcien uegos. Jan 28, no lat, &c. barque Priscilla, from Palermo ir Now York. Jan 30, off Montauk, brig J McIntyre, from St lartins lor Boston. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. The Eye, Ear, Catarrh — AND — THROAT. Mrs. Manchester the independent CLAIRVOYANT! AND Eclectic Phyaicianl From 618 Broadway, New York, has returned to Portland, and can be consulted at her rooms at Uio Preble House. Certificate* •€ Cnre*. This Is to certify that I have been cured of Catarrh in the worst lorm, bv Mrs. Manchester. 1 have been | to New York and Boston, have paid out large sums ol money, and was never bene tilted, but in most all cas es made worse. 1 saw Mrs. M. in June. She told me my case was a bad one, the tubes iu the throat and upper parts of the lungs had become very much af fected, all of which 1 knew was lire case. 1 com menced taking her medicine in June, andean truly say that 1 am now a well man. 1 am a trailer, and In the habit of talking a great deal, and her curing me will be the means of hundreds of dollars iu my pock ets, as now 1 can talk without hurting me. Go and consult her, and you will be perfectly satisfied. S. H. Stephens, Belfast, Me. Baugor, May 15, 1866. Mbs. MANCHESTER—Dear Madam:—When you were in Bangor last summer, 1 called to see you with a child of mine that had been sick for four years. 1 had taken her to a number of physicians, and none could tell what ailed her or even her symptoms. You examined her case, and told me exactly her symp toms from the commencement of her sickness, which were very peculiar; also told mo that there was something alive in her, and also said there was a num ber of them, and told me that she drank them from a rain-water cistern. You said that you would not warrant a cure, but would try and do the best you could for her. She commenced taking your medicine in August last, ami from that time until December, the child has passed off large quantities of what we call TadnoUs. from rain-water, and 1 think, and ant certain that the child must have died had it not been tor you. And I advise everybody to see Mrs. Man chester, for I know that she has the power of know ing the condition of a person diseased better than any peysician thvt I have ever heard of. My child is now perfectly healthy. Please have this published and let the world know that there is one who practise* what they profess to. Very truly and gratefully yours, Geobob E. Martin. feb5dti Mart L. Martin. CHINA TEA STORE, HAS REMOVED To the Old Stand, h No. 135 Middle St., PORTLAND. G. 0. SHAW, Proprietor. February 5—«ltf Middle Street. NOW READY. Jenck’a Improved Window Spring. (Patented Feb. 1st, 1865.) E are now prepared to fill orders for tlie above named Spring, which has proved to be the best and most durable in the market. It is easily applied, and can be adjusted to suit all com mon, size sash, will work as well on the top as bottom sash, holding the sash at any de sirable point. For sale at wholesale, by D. D, SWEET & CO., (sole agents tor the New England States,) Pawtucket, K. 1. For Sale in Portland, by KING, & DEXTEK,No. 175 Feb6d2w NOTICE. A Meeting of the Stockholders of the “ STAR .HAlt'II CORPORATION** will be held at their Factory on Kennebec Street, Portland, on Wedne«d«y, Feb. I .’I, I NOT, at 2$ o’clock, P. M., for tlie following purposes. To authorize the Directors to petition the legisla ture lor an Act ol‘ incorporation increasing the capi tal stock. To see if the Stockholders will lay an assessment on the stock. To alter or amend the By-Laws in any way that may seem expedient, and to transact any other busi ness that may come before the me ting. KDWARD P. GEKKISH, President. Portland, Feb. 4, 18G7. feb5d.w WALTER COREY & CO, Mancfactuhehs and Dealer* in FITRNITITRF! Looking Glasses, Mattresses^ Spring Beds, tic. Clapp’s Rlnek, Kraarker Street, (Opposite Foot<tf Chestnut,) FebfcltfPORTLAND. FORGE COAL. JUST arrived per sch Clinton, a cargo of Fresli mined Cumberland Coal trom the Hampshire Mines, Piedmont, Va. This Coal is very nice and warranted to suit those wishing to purchase large lots, and they will hud it to their advantage to give us a call. kaiVDall, McAlister a co., •iO Commercial Street, Head of Maine Wharf, ftebfl d inside 2w FOR SALE. ONE high pressure, horizontal Steam Eagine. with Cylinder 1G inches diameter, 44 inch stroke —iron bed and heavy fly wheel. Two flue Boilers 40 in. diameter, 20 feet long with two flues in each 13 in. diameter. The whole is complete in all its parts, and in good order, and will be sold at a bargain. Apply to T. H. WESTiJI.V, Or the Portland Ceuinnay. Portland, Feb. 2, 1867. feb5 d30d ed M. C._M. A. A STATED MEETING of the MAINE CHABI TABLE MECHANIC ASSOCIATION will be belli in MECHANICS' HALL, on THURSDAY EVENING, February 7, at7l o'clock. STEPHEN MABSH. Secretary. Feb 6 (ltd Four Stores for Rent ON Union Wharf, size 25 x 50, zuilablo for Grain or other goon*. Apply to JOSEPH H. WHITE, JbbSdtf_ No. 6) Union Wharf. Wanted. U'OUK or five rooms lor a gentleman and hi* wife, X in a good local iuu, for which a fair rent will be paid. Apply to W. H. JEBKIS, Beal Estate Agent. fub5dlw Coat Makers Wanted. FIBST class Coat Makers wanted immediately on custom work at G. W. RICH A CO., febSdlw __No. 175 Fore street. To Let. A Suit of rooms suitable for Gent and Wile, at 66 Clark Street. FelWMlf RE-OPENING ! The Nubwriber bariag purchased the Stack aad Stare lately aceapied ky JOHN CROCKETT & CO., NO. 11 PREBLE STREET, Will re-open for business Tuesday, Jan. SO, 1867, and will sell off the entire stock at greatly reduced prices, consisting of NEW AND SECOND-BAND FURNITURE, Crockery and Glass Ware, Carpeting, Paper Hangings, Window Shades, together with a general assortment of UOUSB.FlfRBrVSHlHrG GOODS. MR. LEVI F. HOYT is connected with this establishment, and will be happy to wait on any of his customers and friends who may favor us with a call. jan29dlm WILLIAM LOWELL. Annual Meeting. THE Stockholders of the Ea-tcra Pocket Comps ny are hereby notified that the annual meeting tor choice of officers &c. will r»e held at the office ot sJonas H Perley Esq, Tuesday afternoon Feb. 5 at 3 o’clock. Per or.Jer, Jan 28 UtdAl.N. HIGH, Secretary. A GREAT RUSH -AT P. M. FROST’S, -FOB BARGAINS 1 NO BIG PROFITS, NO DULL TRADE 11,11 Crowdsof Customer Who are receiving Blessings by buying 0.w.l» Cheap Blankets at Old Prices/ Only 84,00 per pair. Fancy Shirting Flannels! ONIiT SOe PER WARD. Good American Print*. 1 Shilling pr, yd. Bleached and Brown Cottons, AX LOW PRICES! Thibet*, Shawls, Cloakings, Beav ers, Poplins. Dm* «..*• .f all Dmripli.n. WOOLEN OOODS FOR MEN & %OVS WEAR! w All of the above floods will be offered at a 1KEAT REDUCTION from regular rates. Remember I Wo. 4 Deerlug Block. Dec 8—dftwtf _ WANTED. Wanted. MEN AND BOYS TO CALL AT 333 CONGRESS STREET, where they ran buy OVERCOATS LESS THAS COST Egr-KKMLMBEK TUB Mow, XCALIEOBNIA lUKAf J4»hN.» Feb 4—il2w Agents Wanted ! JUST OUT, Varr»«Bt aud our Naval Hr roes, bv the brilliant and I»>,'U ar Historian, J. T He.idly. Tbi* la the only work on the Navy In the War, and everybody is buying it. UEOBVK 11. BLAKK, GENERAL AGENT, FeW—3ui Bo* mil, Portland, Me. AV anted. A SITUATION by an experienced lady, as house **■ keeper or nurse. ._ Address, Portland P. O#, Mr'*. A. P. Mdf Wanted. A SITUATION in a Grocery or Furniture store or Home oilier good bJHium; in willing to make UiinHult generally useful. Will loau lilt* employer twelve u> tit teen hundred dollar*. Good reiereuee giveu. Address, B. G., BoX 1730. j»31dlw« Wanted Daily ! ! AT The General Agency and Employment Office No* .*»•»■ *•« t'BNgrm Nireii. All per sons wishing to secure goon Girin ii*r any ret-pecta ble employment, w ill liud them at this oillce. Also please notice. We will send you men and boys lor any work in city or country, tree 01 charge. ty-* We want good American, Provincial, truth and Colored Women and Girls, as well as Meu and Boys, every day tor ail orts 01 situation* in tki» City and vicinity. Give us a call. J COX & POWARS. Portland, Me., Jan. 25, ’t>7.__ jan3U dtf Wanted. A good, faithful Colored Woman to take charge of, and do the work of a kitchen. She must be a mh>J) cook, and capable to take charge, unassist ed, and come well recommended by parties who cau be appealed to personally. Such an one can find a good, permanent Home, and good pay. Al-o, a strong Colored Woman to do general house work, In ciuoiug a large washing and ironing. None need ap ply but those who can give unquestionable references. The right persons can nnd permanent places, a hap py Home, and good pay, in a quiet little village about 15 miles from the City. Apply by letter, giv ing references, and where an interview cau be had. Address WILLIAM 11. BISHOP. jan23dif Portland, Maine. Flour Barrels Wanted. WE will pay 30 cents each for first class Flour Barrels suitable for sugar. LYNCH, BARKER & CO., uovl3dtf 139 Commercial street. LOST AND FOUND. Lost! A Lady's double blanket shawl, grey color, with plaid border and black fringe. The finder will receive a suitable reward on leaving it at the Itev. A. DALTON'S residence, IS Spring hi. Feb2d.it* _ Lost! A Gold Hunter Case Cylinder Watch, made by Hvdc & Sons. London and Pari*, No. 7662. Lost somewhere between Deland’s Court, ( Green Street) and lGti Middle street. Whoever may lind it will be suitably rewarded by leaving it at thisoffice. Jan30diw# BOARD AND ROOMS. Boarders Wanted. PLEASANT Rooms with board lor gentlemen and their wives. Aim for single gentlemen. Apply to GKO. McLKLLAN. No. 4 Locust at._ feb4dl»* Board Wanted. FOR a young gentleman and wile {n a private family, one comfortable room. Host of reicrence given and required. Address Bor MW Portland Post Office. _jan31 dtf To Lei "tATlTH Board, desirable Rooms for gentlemen VY and their wives, or for single gentlemen, at ;» Dan!.-rib Street. jan31 dlw# Boarders Wanted. A few Gentlemen Boarders can hnd accommoda tions at No. 3, Spruce Street. jan31 dlw* Rooms to Let. A Suit of Rooms centrally located, to let without Board. Address “ W,” Post Office. jaui!4 d2w# To be Let. PLEASANT unfurnished rooms without board, suitable tor gentlemen and their wives. En quire at No. 5 South street, between 9 and 11 A. M. each day. jautkltf JANUARY 26, 1867\ SEECIAlL CLOSING S ALE -OF WHITE GOODS! Laces k Embroideries! At One Price. E. T. ELDEN & CO. Jan 28—dtf sou uoz, Linen hums, This Day Received l SELLING AT LOW PBICES —-AT—• 0| E. T. ELDEN & CO’S. Jan 28—wltf Housekeeping (woods OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, AT OIV10 PRICE. E. T. ELDEN & CO. Jan 28—dtt BLEACHED <& BROWN SHEET INGN, BLANKETS £ QUILTS, Much Under I*ric;e, E. T. ELDEN & CO’S. Jan 28—dtf E. T. ELDEN k CO., WILL OPEN THIS DAY Five Cases of Linen Goods CONSISTING OF Bleached, Half Bleached, And Browib DAMASKS! Bleaehed & Brown Table Covers, Napkins, Doylies, Towels, Fronting Linens, Linen Sheetings, Ac, At One Price^S Free St. Jan 28—dtf Grover & Baker, Sewing Maeliines, AT MANUFACTURERS PRICES, Every Machine Warranted 1 Machine Bilk*, Thread and Twin, a full AmrlaMl, E. T. EL DEN d! CO. no. 3 FREE STREET. Jan 28 dtf Notice. THE annual meeting of the Portland Union Rail way and Bark Bay Lund Company, for the choice of officers and auch other husiiiean as mav legally come before them, will be held at the office of A. J. LIBBY & CO., 21* Free strecl, at 3 o'clock 1’. M., TUESDAY, Feb. 5th. J. N. WINSLOW, jau-"J<Jtd Secretary. LEE & W .41.K Llt’S Musical Almanac for 1867 ! Sent flee to any address on application to I.BE 4c WALKER, IVIaaic Dealer*, 722 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia feb2d3t»_ v Schooner for Sale. j j The fine white oak and copper-fhstcned mM f'st,,.s^‘llni: Sf'hooner IDA MORTON. /T!I\ ■i* bill* new measurement, well Si,11?, ttUt* ^lapted for the Coasting or <«^MHvFishing business, is now ottered tor sale by the* Kastern Packet Co. For particulars enquire o . OOJAT M N- Bid'll, jnn28dtf No. 3 tong Wharf. Go to Adams A Puri n ton’s LHJR your Houae-fnrnisbing Good* of all kinds; 1. C'ariielings, and all kinds ot'Crockery, Glass, Tin, Stone. Far the in and Wooden Ware, Paper Uan th ings. Window Shades* Ac* Ac., cornel of Federal and Exchange streets, no23d3m •