Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, February 7, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated February 7, 1867 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY SS5E518K*\ V'"' C1 _ PORTLAND, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 7, 1867._*-*■- — —7 THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published even day, (Sunday excepted,i at No. 1 Printers’ Ev. I.ange, Commercial street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, Pkopbietob . Terms:—Eight Dollars a year in advance. 'ill E MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the am,- place every Thursday morning at S-.tio a year, n variably in advance. Rates or Apvebtisimo.—One incliol space,in • u»ib oi column, constitutes a “square.” $l.5o |», r square daily tir>t week : 75 cento per w , k an. r; three insertions, or less, $1.00; eonliuu ujr every other day alter first week, 50 cents. Hall square, three iusortion* or less, 75 centk; one week. ^ l.uo; oO routs per week alter. Under head oi “Amusicmentii,’’ $2.00per square per week; three insertions or less, $1.50. si*e:«’iAi Noticks,$1.2$ per square lor the first in sertion, and 25 cents pet square lor each subsequent nsertion. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State Press"(which has a lar^ecirculation in every par ol Hu State) for $1.00 per sqnare for first insertion' ami 50 cents per square lor each subsequent iu** tiOII| BUSINESS CAltl»S. C. J. SEHUMACHEB, F It ESC© PAOTEK. Oflce at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. 0. Schlotter beck & Co., 303 Congress Ml, ■•©rllonil, IMr, .ialJdtf One door above Brown. H. 31. HUE W E M, (Sm lessors to ,J. Smith & Co.) ill nii iiin«‘i if rev of l*enther Helling. Abo tor sale Belt Leather, Backs & Side*, Lane Leather, ICIYETN nml It I KS gept&iti n 311 Eouitri sH Ntreel. W. Jp. FHEH3IAN & CO., Upholsterers and Munutaclurer* ot FURNITURE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Spring-Beds, Mattresses, Pew Cushions, IV®. I Unpp'N Block- Took Chr.lnul Street, 1'arllnnd. r; Freeman, D. W. Deane. C. L. Quinby. ii A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers in Stoves, Manges & Furnaces, Can be iound in their NEW BVlIiDlIH] ON I.UflE ST., (Opposite the Market.) Where they will be pleased io see all their former customers and receive order's as usual. auglTdi t u CHASE, CRAM & STURTEVANT, GENERAL Commission Merchants, W ldnery'8 W hart, Portland, Me. OCI Kill II HOWARD A CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND. MWNE. Ojjice No. 30 Exchange Street, Joseph Howard, .jyfltt n Nathan Cleaves. M. PEARSON, Gold staid Silver Plater —AND— Manufacturer ol Silver Ware, Temple, Street, first door from Congress Street PORTLAND, ME. May 19—dly n A. WILBUR & CO., 112 Tremont Street, Boston, Importers and Dealers in vVKM'll and AMKRICAIV HOOFING SLATES, of allcolors, anil slatinenuils. Careful attention paid to shipping. „ aug^i —6m BRADBURY & SWEAT Counsellors at Late, dlf CONKBWM 8TBBBT, Chadwick Mansion, opposite United States Hotel, Portland Maine. liion Bradbury. nov 9tf L..T>. M. Sweat Deering, Milliken & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, augSl-dtl'_ Portland, Maine* JOSEPH STOItY Penrhyn Marble (!«. Manufacturers and Dealers in Enameled Slate Chimney Pieces, Brackets, Pier si, a its, Grates an<l Chimney Tops. lni|*orter and dealer in Eng lish Floor Tiles, German and French Flower Pots, Hanging Vases, Parian, Bisque, ami Bronze Statuctts and Busts. Glass Shades and Walnut Stands, Bohe mian and Lava Vases and other wares. 112 TREMONT STREET Studio Building ang22—gMi B BOSTON, Mass. SI1EPLEY & STROUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OFFICE, Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex change street. O. K. SHEPLEY. jyfltl A. A. 6TROCT. it. w. robixsox, — Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, 'i4 9 fon k r r n n Hired* Jan 4—dtf PEKC1YAL BONNEY, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, Morion Bloch, Cony res* Street, Two lloor* above Preble IIoum*, PORTLAND, ME. novlD tf DAVIS, MESERVE, HASKELL & 00., Importers and Jobbers of J)rtf floods and Woolens, A reside 18 Free Street,] F. DAVIS, r. If. MESERVE, nADm. L. I'. HASKELL, PORTLAND, MR e. « ii aeman. irntimmit iv. r. I'liiLLirsd ( o., Wholesale Druggists, Mo. 148 Fore Street. OCt 17-tit f HHIS w, HAS A, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St. Dec 6—till' JtOSS a:- FEE NX, PLASTERERS, PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL ETUGOO AND MASTIO WORKERS, Oak Street, between, Congress and Free Sts., PORTLAND, ME. Coloring, Whitening and White-Washing prompt - v attended to. Orders trom out oi town solicited. May 22—dil fi Km CARLETON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 27 Market Square. Sept 34—<ltt „ A. & c. II. HASKELL, DEALERS IN Groceries, Provisions, Wim India Loud,, Mi-nta, Ac,, AT LOWEST CASH PRICES. 3*4 Conte rax* Ml, 1‘orilaud. Me. J»n® tin WM. W. WHIPPLE, I Vit ohj sale Drug gist, 21 MARKET SQUARE, PORTLAND, ML. _«ug2 t| SItllTH & CIjABK, Wholesale Dealers in TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, loo FORE STREET' PORTLAND, Me. Jm>14 dtl W. W. THOMAS. Jr., Attorney and Counsellcr at Law, Chadwick House,] 24 J Congress Si reef. octi>-(Uy 11. M. PAY SOS, STOCK mtOKUlt. No. .‘SO Exchange street, POErLAJin ME llo21.lt1 LEWIS PiKItrE. Attorney, and Conubellor at Law. No. s Clapps Block. jul^l BVIIOW I). VKKKILL, < onnsdlur ai Law, No, 19 Free Street. julU JBIJISMESS CARDS. WALTER COREY & CO., Manufacturers and Dealers in FURNITURE! Looking Glasses, Mattresses, Spring Beds, die. Clnpp'» Blu li, Hiaarbrr street. tOpponile hootoj Chestnut.) Febfidt! PORTLAND. JOHN T57 DOW, Jr., Attorney ami Counsellor at Law, JAUNCEY court, Wall Hired, ----- New lark City. (Sgr^Commissioner for Maine ami Massachusetts. Jan. 29 dtf WILLIAM A. PEARCE, PLUMBER! MAKER of Force Tumps ami Water Closets, Warm, fold un«l Nhower Bath*, Wash Bow Im, Brnm and Nilirr Plated 4'ocks. Every description of Water Fixture for Dwelling House-s, Hotels and Public Buildings, Ships, etc., ar ranged and set up in the best manner, ami all orders in town or country faithfully executed. Const antly on hand Lead Pipes and Sheet Lead and Beer Pumps ot all kinds. Tin Koofiu^, Tin foadoctom and I*1 tl>« best mauuer. ky All kinds ot Jobbing promptly attended to. NO. f NO VOUK NT., Portlaad, Hit*. _-*iin lr>__ d3m f IH IU MILL, BKOWNN A HIANNON, O »MMISSION MERCHANTS, PORTLAND, MAINE. —AT— jail 15 lm_Ho. India Ntrcct, Boston. W. H. WOOlJ It-SOX, ~ BROKERS, No. 178-Fore Street. ’•yT ti J. B. HUDSON, JK., A R TINT. Studio No 301 1-2 Congress Street. lar'Lcssous given in Painting and Drawing. February 1—dtf CLOUDMAN <1 STEVENS, WHOLESALE DEALERS IN W. I, Goods and Groceries, INo. It Loiij; Wliurf, Foot of Exchange St.. ia2(ki.",w* PORTLAND, ME. • r. DOW &, SON, PORTLAND, - MAINE, maucfactukiibs of Half Oak Crop Sole Leather, Rough and finished '“Backs" & "Sides,” FOE BELTING ! AImj Bailer HkinN, Wax drain, Split and Calf Leather. Orders for Lea. Belting filled on most favorable terms. jan31dlw&wtf TUGS. £. JGNES, SIGN PAINTER, SUCCESSOR TO WM. CAPEX, at present at OSdOOD’S, 19 MARKET IQIJARK. Befcpra as specimens of his work to the following signs:—Lowell Sc Sen ter, Bailey & Noyes, Ocean ln surance Co., and others on Exchange street; Cros man Si Co., Schlotterbeck & Co., Lowell «V Senter, and others on Congress street; W. T. Kilborn & Co., A. D. lteeves, ami others oh Free street. jan&llm* KIJlLUlMi. LUMBER, Wliolisale and Retail. BOARDS, Plank, Shingles and Scantling ofall sizes constantly on hand. Building material sawed to order. ISAAC DYER. auglltf No. Union Wharf. ABCHITECTURE & ENGIXBBBING. Messrs. ANDERSON. DONNELL \ CO., have made arrangements with Mr. STEAD, an Architect of established imputation, and will in future carry on Architecture with their business ns 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, *c. j 12 WM. IT. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Maple Street. General Agent tor the State tor 11 . W . JOHNS9 Improved Roofing, For buddings ot all kinds. CAR and STEAM BOAT DECKING. ROOFING CEMENT, for coat ing and repairing all kinds ot roofs. PRESERVA TIVE PAINT lor iron and wood-work, Metal Roots, &c. COMPOUND CEMENT, for repairing leaky shingled roois. BLACK VARNlSJl, for Oruanieii- 1 tal Iron work &c. Full descriptions, c rcnlar. priceg, Ac. furnished by mail or on application at the office, where samples and testimonials can be seen. seplUdtf COOPER & MORSE, TAKE pleasure in informing tlieir old patrons and friends that they have resumed business at their OLD STAND, lorner of Market aud Milk streets, where they will keep constantly on baud the best as sortment of Meats, Poultry, Oame, &c„ That the market affords, and it will be their earnest andeavor to serve their customers with promptness and fidelity. dceldtt French Language and Literature TAUGHT BY PROF. LEON DE MONTIER, IjtROM Fi ance ; graduated in the Academic de Par is Univcrsitie de France. Late Professor in the French Language and Literature in the McGill Uni versity and High School of Montreal. Canada East. Prof. LEON tie MONTIER l»cgs leave to say that he is prepared to give Lessons in the above irnpor- 1 taut branceh of modern education, both in Sebools aud private families. Classes may also be formed by gentlemen and ladies desirous of acquiring a thor ough knowledge and the fluent speaking of the French Language. Prof. L. de M.’s method of teaching French will smooth in a great part the difficulties of beginners, whilst to more advanced pupils lie will impart a pro ffcieucy ol speaking, together with the pure Parisian accent, so deservedly esteemed by all well educated people. Nothing shall be wanting on the part of Prof L.de M. to enable lii> pupils to make the most rapid pro gress, aud by his exertions to speak the French lan guage in the shortest time. Applicai ions a* to the terms may be made by letter or otherwise, at 52 Free St, or at Messrs Bailey & Noyes Book store, Exchange st. References ate kindly |ierinitlcd by the following: J n Pokit.anu.—Rev, Dr. Dalton, corner South and Spring Streets; Rev. E. Bollcs; Dr. Fitch, 87 State Street; Dr Chadwick 295 Congress Street ; Dr. Lud wig ; C. O. Files Esq. Principal of Portland Acade my. January 10. dtf s. WINSLOW & CO.’S NEW GROCERY l HAVING moved into our new store, next door be low our old stand, and littcd it for a FIRST CLASS OBOCLRY, we beg leave to return our thanks to our numerous patrons tor past favors, and inform them and the pub lic generally, that while endeavoring to maintain our reputation for selling the best of BEEF, and all kinds of MEATS and VEGETABLES, we have added to our stock a choice variety of pure groceries, and hope i by selling the best of goods At the Lowest Cash Price*! to merit a tuir share of pat ronage. The same atten tion as heretofore paid to orders for Meats and Vege tables for dinners. Cart will call for orders every morning if desired. S. WINSLOW & CO. No. 28 Spring Street Market. 8. WINSLOW. c. E. PAGE. January 11. dCm HANSON d WINSLOW’S Steam Mills, Iron Foundry, -AND Plough Manufactory, WE would inform tlie public that we are prepar ed to furnish Castings of every description to order at short notice. We now have on hand an as sortment ot Window Weights. Sled Shoes and other castings. C3r Wc arc prepared to furnish Castings for Rail Road CompaTiics and Ship Builders. Also, Flauing, Jointing, Matching and Sawing promptly done J. W. HANSON, C. C. WINSLOW. 36 York Hi., Bead of Smilk>. Wharf. Jan 1—d 4— [ New Store—Just Open. ULUNTlt FO88, JDEALEJKS IN DOORS, SASH AND BLINDS, and CARPEN l'ERS* TOOLS in Groat Variety. On Tliririlc, between Hampshire & Franklin St* Jab. P. Blunt, ja24d3w« Jas.A. Foss. Oysters, Oysters! By the Barrel, Bushel, Gallon or Quart. But up in kegs and cans of all sizes for tlie irade nr family nse. Being near tlie ’Telegraph and Express Oftlces, I am prepared to pur up all or ders to the latest moment. All in want ot Oysters will lind the best assortment in tlie city. Mr"Choico York Bay, Shrewsbury, Cherry Stone, and Yolk Kivet t nnsuuuly <m hand. K. D. ATWOOD, Atwood’s Oyster House, 4S, 4» and 49 Centre St., Portland, Me. February t. d2m _ Every stylo ot Job work neatly exccntod at this oSco, C'OP/t KTNKltSIIIP. Copartnership Notice. rilllE copartnership heretofore existing under the 1 lirm name of lln»k«|l A i'hiiie, expires this day by limitation. sievruM A llitMkrll are authorized to settle the affairs of the concern. «T. C. STEVENS, M. E. JiASlvELL, A. E. CHASE. A copartnership has this day been formed between the umierugiied, under the firm name of STKVKN8, LOUD A HA8KELL) for the puri»osc of transacting a W holcsalc Boot and Shoe Bnsiupss, Store No. 33 Commercial Htreet* formerly occupied by Stevens, Haskell & Chase.. J. C. STEVENS, JOHN N. LOUD, _ , M. E, HASKELL. Portland, Feb. 1,1867. frb 4 d2w Copartnership Notice. AP. MORGAN has this day retired from the .inmofMOKUAN, DYER & Co, in favor of K. RICHARDSON, and the business hereafter will he conducted under the firm name of “Richardson, Dyer & Co.,” At the old stand, Wo. 143 Commercial Street, Where they will continue the General Wholesale Business in W. I. Goods,.Groceries, Flour aid Pro ruiou. R. M. RICHARDSON, J. W. DYER, „ J. E. 11ANNAFOED. Feb 2—d3m CopartHership. Malcolm f. hammond and fessenden v. CARNEY, arc admitted as partners Item this date. The firm will be Nil AW, HAMMOND & CARNET, And we shall continue the Wholesale Grocery, Flour and Provision business, at the old stand. No. 113 Commercial Street. THOMAS SHAW. Portland, Feb. 4,1S67. lm Copartnership Notice. MR. LEANDER W. FORES is admitted a partner m our firm from tills date. , ,, ,, BURGESS, EOBJES & CO. febldlm Copartnership Notice. THE copartnership heretofore existing under the nr in name of GEO. T. BURROUGHS & CO., expired this day by limitation. GEO. T. BURROUGHS, U. B. MASTERS, „ , JOHN B. HUDSON. Portland, Jan. 8,1867. Having purchased the stock aud good will of the late firm of GEO. T. BURROUGHS & CO., 1 shall continue Uie FURNITURE BUSINESS at their old stand, LANCASTER HALL, and by prompt attention to the wants of customers, shall endeavor to merit a continuance of their pat ronage, which I respectfully solicit. CM AS. B. WH1TTEMOBE. Portland, Jan. 9, 18C7. dtf NOTICE. THE subscriber having disposed cl his Stock in store to Messrs Burgess, Fobes & Co., Requests all persons indebted to him to call at their Counting Room No. HO Commercial Bt.«Thom as Block, and settle. Thankful lor past, favors, he commends to his friends and former patrons their large and well selected Stock ol Leads, Oils, Colors, &c. CHARLES FOBES. Portland, Jan. 2, 1807. d2m Dissolution of Copartnership THE copartnership heretofore existing under the name of CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All persons hold ng bills against the firm, are requested to present them lor payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at 337 Congress Street. CALVIN EDWARDS. WILLIAM G. XWOMBLY. The subscriber having obtained the fine store No. 337 Congress Street, will continue the business, and will keep constantly on hand RIA^O FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which he can sell at the manufacturer's LOWEST PRICES. Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS. OLD PLVNOS taken in exchange. 5^ Orders for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. WM. G. TWOIBLY. November 2fi, 18Gf». dtf RE-OPENING t The aubftcriber having purcfaaaed the Stock •■d Store lately occupied by JOHN CROCKETT & CO., NO. 11 PREBLE STREET, Will re-open for business Tuesday, .Tan. SO, 1867, and will sell oft' the entire stock at greatly reduced prices, consisting of NEW AND SECOND-HAND FURNITURE, Crockery and Glass Ware, Carpeting, Paper Hangings, Window Shades, together with a general assortment of UOUSE-FIJRNY9HINO GOODS. MR. LEVI F. HOYT is connected with this establishment, and will bo happy to wait on any of his customers and friends who may favor us with a call. jan29dlm WILLIAM LOWELL. A GREAT RUSH -AT P. M. FROST’S, -FOB BARGAINS 1 NO BIG PROFITS, NO DULL TRADE But Crowds of Customer Who are receiving Blessings by buying Goods Cheap Blankets at Old Prices l Only $4,00 per pair. Fancy Shirting Flannels! ONI.V SOc PER YARD. Good American Prints. 1 Shilling pr, yd. Bleached and Drown Cottons, AT LOW PRICES! Thibet*, Shawls, Cloakings, Beav ers, Poplins. Draw e.ad* of .11 Dencriplion*. WOOLEN GOODS FOR MEN & BOY’S WEAR! I3F* All of the above Goods will be offered at a GREAT REDUCTION from regular rates. Remember! No. 4 Decring Bloclf. Dec 8—d&wtf STA«E NOTICE. CHANGE OF TIME. ON ami after this dale, Stage will leave Gray daily (Sunday exeejited) at 7 1-2 A. M., for Portland. Leave Portland at 3 P. M. tor Gray. The mails from Gray to Mechanic Palls and from Gray to Oxford are discontinued front this date. There will he two cross lines established, one from Woodman’s Station via New Gloucester, West Glou cester to No. Raymond daily. And tlie other from Mechanic Falls via Poland to West Poland, three times a week, botli lines to connect with the noon train on the Grand Trunk from Portland. GEORGE K. KIMBALL. lebldtf____ GREAT DISCOVERY! ROGERS’ Excelsior Pain Curer, The Best Preparation Ever Made For the following Complaints: ALL NERVOUS and NEURALGIC PAINS, PLEURISY PAINS, ’ RHEUMATISM, TOOTHACHE, STIFF NECK, HEADACHE, EARACHE, DIPHTHERIA. SORE THROAT and AGUE. Also invaluable in all cases of Sprains and liruiges. Try it and you will be satislied. Manufactured and sold wholesale and retail by W. W. Rogers, Hampden Corner, Maiuo. Sold In Portland by II. H. HAY Si CO., wholesale and retail, ja!2dCm* REMOVALS. CHINA TEA STORE HAS REMOVED To the Old Stand, b No. 135 Middle St., > PORTLAND. Gr. C. SHAW, Proprietor, February 5—dtf It E M O V A L . JAMES O’DONNELL, Counsellor at Law, Notary Pnblic A Commisftioacr of Deediij Has removed to Clapp’s New Block, COR. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, Jan 15. (Over Sawyer’s Fruit Store.) dtl R E MOV A L ! W. H. CLIFFORD, Counsellor at Law, A ad Solicitor of Pateata, Has Removed to Corner of Brown and Congress Streets, jal6 BROWN’S NEW BLOCK. <1U OUT OF THE FIRE ! B. F. SMITH * SON’S New Photograph Rooms, —AT— NO. lO MARKET SQUARE. _ttug2» u dtf O. G. DO WIVES, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, COKNEK OP CHESTNNT August 30, 1800. n dtf REMOVA L ! THE Merchants National Bank Will remove on MONDAY, Nov. 12, to the OFFICE OF H. M. PAYSON, 32 Exchange St. oalOdtf REMOVED. 8TROUT & GAGE, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over Leriug’s Drag Stare. S. C. STBOUT. 11. W. GAGE. dec31 d&wtf HOLDEN ^TpEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, 0/]tce, 22!) 1-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House. A. B. HOLDEN. SCpOtCu H. C. PEABODY. Harris <£• Waterhouse, JOBBEBS OF Hats, Caps and Furs. / Portland, Dec. 3d 18GG. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hats, Caps, and Furs, have removed to their New Store, No. 12 Exchange Street, F. l£. HARRIS. (Ie4tf J. E. WATERHOUSE. O. M. <Sc JD. IF. NASH hare resumed business at the head ot Long Wharf, under J. W. MUnger's Insurance Office, and will be pleased to see their former customers and receive their orders as usual. July 10,1866. n dtt DOW A LIBIIEY. luNurnure Agent*) will be found at No 117 Commercial, corner ot Exchange St. Home Office of New York; National Office of Boston; Narragansett Office of Providence; Putnam Office of Hartford; Standard Office of New York, and other reliable offices, arc represented by this agency. John Dow. jy25dtl F. W. Libbcy. YRON, GKEEIVOIJOH A CO., Furs, Hats, Caps and Robes, 164 Middle St„ over T. Bailey * Co. jull7tl WOOUTIAN, TRUE A CO., Wholesale Dry Goods, No. 4 Galt Block, Commercial St. Jul 17—dtt XIOT1CE. H. J. LIBBY & CO., Manufacturers aud Commission Merchants. Counting Room over First National Bank, No. 23 Free street, second story. iyll tf J AITIKRONE MERRILL, Dealer in • Watches Jewelry, Masonic Regalia, and Mili tary Goods, No 13 Free street, Portland. Same store with Geyer and Caleb lyI2dtf EAGLE MILLS although burned up. the Pro prietors, Messrs. L. J. llill & Co., are now pre pared to furnish Coffees, Spices, Cream fljwrtar, &c, at their new place of business, No. 100 gUcu St. An Order Slate m:iy be found at Mebsrs. Low, Plummer & Co’s, No 83 Commercial St, and at Mr C. M. Rice’s Paper Warehouse, No. 185 Fore Street. All orders promptly attended to. Goods at t be lowest prices. jull6tl H PACKARD, Bookseller and Stationer, may be • found at No. 337 Congress. St., corner of Oak St.___ jullGtf RS. WEBSTER * CO., can be tound at the store • ot C. K. Babb, Clapp’s Block, No. 9, where we offer a good assortment of Clothing and Furnishing Goods at low prices. jul 16 QM1TH & REED. Counsellors at Law. Morton ° Block, Congress St. Same entrance as U. S. Ar my offices. iyi2dtf Thu eantekn expremio. are now ]»erinanently located at No. 21 Free street, and Sared to do Express Business over all the Iiail and Steamboat routes in the State, and West by P. S. & P., Eastern and Boston & Maine Bonds 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 JAc K. M. HAM), Attorneys and Counsellors, • No. 1(5 Free Street, near Middle. juli3 A if S. E. SPRING may be found at the store of “*• Fletcher if Co., corner ot Union and Commer cial streets. iyll tf ITATHAN GOULD, Merchant Tailor, has removed to No. 16 Market Square, over Swcetsh ’s Apothe cary store. jyll)—ti DEBLOIH Ac WEBB, Attorney* and Counnellom, at the Boody House, corner oi Congress and Chestnnt streets. jy26 Middle Street. NOW BEADY. Jenck’s Improved Window Spring. (Patented Feb. 1st, WE arc now prepared to fill orders for the 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, bolding the sash at any de sirable point. For sale at wholesale, by D. D, SWEET & CO., (sole agents for tne New England StateB,) Pawtucket, ll 1. For Sale in Portland, by KING, & DEXTER, No.175 Feb5d2w MH. REDDY, • MERCHANT TAILOR, AND DEALEK IN GENTS* FURNISHING GOODS, No. 107 FEDERAL STREET. We have in store one of the finest assortment of ENGLISH, GERMAN, FRENCH and DOMESTIC CLOTHS, CASSIMEEES, &c., that can be found in Portland. These goods have been selected with great care and especially adapted to the fashionable trade, and at prices that cannot fail to please, and all goods thoroughly shrunk and satisfaction guaranteed. A call iH respectfully solicited. Thankful to friends for past patronage, hoping to merit a continuance of the same. jan9dtf M. H. REDDY, Proprietor. PLf.rO-FOR Ti:. INSTRUCTION GIVEN on tlie PIANO FORTE, by Miss AGSE8 31cC. LORD, 4‘J7 Congress Street. January 4, 1867. jaBdlni* Portable Steam Engines, COMBINING the Maximum ol efficiency, dnra bdity and economy with the minimum of weight and price. They are widely anil iavorably known, more than tiOO being in use. All warranted satis factory, or no sale. Descriptive circulars sent on application, address .I. U. HO ADUEV dr CO. La whence, Mass. Nov. 6. 1866 3md. Store to Let. THE GOTHIC STOKE on Congress Street, op posite Lafayette Street. This is one of the beBt stands lor the Grocery Business in the Citv, having bail a large trade for the past ten years. Apply to S. L. ( ARljfiTON, jan 1 deiltt 27 Market Square. DIVIDEND. A DIVIDEND of 10 per cent, will he paid the stockholders of the Tug Warrior at the office of J. S. Winslow, January 15th. jantodtt_ J. S. WINSLOW, Agent. Go to Adams * Purinton’s Flit your Ilouse-fUmishing Goods of all kinds; Carpetings, and all kinds of Crockery, Glass, Tin, Stone, Earthom and Wooden Ware. Paper Hang ings, Window Shades, &c. &c., cornel of Federal and Exchange streets. no23d3m WN. DVER, can be found with a new stock • of Sewing Machines, of various kinds; Silk Twist, Cotton—all kinds and colors, Needles, Oil, &c. 166 Middle street, up one flight stairs. jul17eod Notice.

PERSONS clearing the mins or digging cellars can find a good place to deposit their rubbish on Franklin Wharf. sept 10 dtl S. ROUNDS, Wharfinger, ■NMfJRANCfc IV c> w IS THE TIME TO INSURE! WITH THE CHEAT Mutual Life Ins. Co., Of New York. Cash Assets, $18,000,000. Increasing at tbe rate of $300,000 per mouth. Another Grand Dividend ! WILL l>e made on tbe first ot February next Those who Insure at this time will derive tbe benefitol that dividend, which will add largely to the sum in ured, or may be used in payment of tu lure premium*, 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 a Least ibobease, as tbe following case* will show: * No of Am’t Ain’t of Dividend Ps°.acy- *"•“«* I7«*- l*d. Additional 2252,25 *27(0,22 bob 000 201,23 :;75 m 7707 8000 3000,20 4S3«>7 7802 6000 2008*00 3^17 1012') 1000 359,80 544*52 10791 3000 1006,20 1579,53 «« >‘"W 533 90 «« 12410 1500 410*93 6»;24 UT Many more cases with similar results and names can be furnished to those who will fhvor us with a call at oar office. l it ' Do not fail to examine into the advantages this Crew. Company presents belorc insuring else where, by applying at the Agency of W. D. LITTLE A CO., . _ _ _ office 79 Commercial St., Up Stairs. rr“Non-Forieiting, Endowment, Ten Year, and all other form of Policies are issued by this Company on more lavorable advantage than by any otlicrCoiu Pany._ dec27dtf ATLANTIC Mutual Insurance Company. 61 Wall St, cor. William, NEW VOKK, J anuaby, 1866. Insures against Mabine and Inland Navi gation Kiaks. Tlie whole profits ot the Company revert to the Assured, anil are divided annually, upon the Premi ums terminated during iho year; and tor which Cer tl^,atcA“5e.l8p?ed’ tearing interest until redeemed. .3? 40 l«r cent, in each ol the year. 1863-4, and o, and 35 per cent, m 186C. The Company has A.«t., Oyer Twelve Million Dollars, viz:— United States and State of New-Tork Stocks, City, Bank and other Stocks, 94 828 585 Loans secured by Stocks and otherwise, 3!a30 350 Premium Notes and Bills Receivable Real Estate, Bond and Mortgages and other se curities, q ren 09^ United States Gold Coin, * 80*460 Cash In Bank •12,199,970 trustees: John D. Jones, Wm. Sturgis, Varies DmuIs, Henry K. Itogert, W.H.H. Moore, Joshua J. Henry, Henry Cort, Dennis Perkins, Wm.C. Pickersgill, Jos. Oallurd, Jr., Lewis Curtis, J. Henry Burgy, Cnas. H. Russell, Cornelius Grinuell, Lowell Holbrook, C. A. Hand, 1L Warren Weston, B. J. Howland, Royal Phelps, Benj. Babcock, Caleb Barstow, Fletcher West ray. P* PU‘ot’, Robt. B. Mint urn, Jr, Wui.E. podge, Gordon W. Burnham, Geo. G. Hobson, Fred’k Chaunce*, David Lane, James Low, James Bryce. Geo. S. Stephenson, fcro7.M• Wiley, Wm. H. Webb. Daniel S. Miller, Jens D. Jones, President. Charles Denni«, Vice-President. W. II. H. Moore, 2d Vice-Prest. __J. 1>. Hetvlett, 3d Vice-Prest. J. H.Cuapman,Secretary. Applications lor Insurance with the above named Company received and forwarded bv John W. Minigcr, .... C.rreipoalesL apl4dlmeoil9m&w6w STATEMENT —OF— Lamar Fire Insurance Com’y Of the City of New York, Jan. 1, 1807. Amount ol Capital all paid up in Cash.... $300,000.00 Amount of Surplus Jan. 1, 1807. 133,321.13 *133,341.13 ASSETS. Cash on hand and in hank. $6,500.80 Bank Stocks in tho City of New York, market value. 25,500.00 10 Bonds and Mortgages, first lieu on prop erty in Brooklyn and New York, mostly dwellings worth in each case 75 to 150 per cent more than amount loaned thereon, 157,700.00 Loans on call, secured by good Stocks as collateral. 10,100,00 Bills Iieceivablc for Premiums on Inland . 8,411.33 Amount with Agents. 3,406.75 Premiums in course of Collection. 4,305.82 Interest accrued but not duo. 1,030.80 City New York for overpaid taxes on U. S. Stocks,.... 5,070.03 U, S. Stocks and 7 3-10 Treasury Notes, $202,000 market value,. 211.456.00 $433,321.13 Amount of Losses unadjusted or waiting Proofs. $10,500.00 City, County and State of New Yoke, as, Edward Anthony, President, and Isaac R. St. John, Secretary of the Lamar Fire Insurance Company ot New York, belngduly sworn, do severally depose anil say, that the foregoing is a true and correct state ment of the affairs of said Company on the 1st day of January, 1807, to the best of their knowledge and belief. EDWARD ANTHONY, Pres. Isaac r. st. John, scet’y> Sworn to before me, Jan. 24, 1807. THOS. L. THOUNELL, Notary Public. John B. Carroll, Agent, Feb 1 cik!3w_190 Fare Street. Reliable Insurance ! W. D. MTTIiE & Co, General Insurance Agents, HI Offices (for the present) at No 79 Commercial St, & 30 Market Square, (Lancaster Hall Building,) CONTINUE to represent tlie following Pint .Class Fire Companies, viz: Phanix, Of Hartford, Ct. merchants*, Of Hartford, Ct. City Pire, Of Hartford, Ct. North American, Of Hartford, Cl. New England, Of Hartford, Ct. Atlantic, Of Proridcnce, R. I. Atlantic HntnnI, Of Exeter, N. H. And are prepared to place any amount wanted ou .Good proitfity, at the most favorable rates. EP-FAKM AND VILLAGE Property, and CITY DWELLINGS and Household Furniture insured for a term of years, on highly lavorable rates. losses pbomptlv adjusted and paid as heretofore, at our office. Every loss ol these of fices by the great arc in this Citv, was paid up with out any delay, difficulty or discount, (ol more than simple interest,) to the entire satisfaction of ail the parties, to whom we are at liberty to refer. Dec. 27 dtf REMOVAJL. Sparrow’s Insurance Office is this day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the new and commodious rooms NO. <$6 EXCHANGE STREET, IN THE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where lie is now prepared to place insurance, in all its forms, and tor any amount, in companies second to no others on the globe, and on the most favorable terms. Bf Parties preferring .first class insurance, are res pectfully invited to call. November 5, 18GG. dtf LI' TI,Tom*,,?T> General Insurance Broker, . would inform his many triends and the pnbl'c generally that he is prepared to continue the Insur ance Business as a Broker, and can place Fire, Bile and Marine Insurance to „ny extent in the best Com panies in the United States. All business entrusted to mv e.ire shall be faithfully attended to. Oltice at C. M. ltice’s Paper Store, No. 183 Fore St, where orders oan be lelt. tullGtf SPECIAL NOTICE —OF— Life Insurance! HAVING been appointed General Agents for Maine of the old ** New England Mutual Life Ins. Co., Of Boston, Mass., being llie oldest purely Mutual Lite las. Co. in America, we wish fifty good, active agents to work m the diflerent cities ami villages throughout the State. None need apply unless good reference can he give. J he Co is S5 years old and has paid in Dividends *1,-17,000 00 and over $2,000,000 00 in loss es by death. ItI'*8 now awell-invested accumulated Capital 01 over #Low,000 00. The Co. formerly made and paid its a‘T*"nd8 once in live years. A Divi dend will l>e made up in Nov. 18GU, and annually thereafter, and available one year from date of Poli Cy> R^USSM^1rS0^,Sl'jSX“U,‘e *“ no21d3ra Bbfdelbrd, Me. “THE PEN IM NIGHTIER THAN THE «WORD.» The Sold Pen-Bsat and Cheapest of Pens' Mortons Gold Pens l The Best Peng in the World! For sale at his Headquarters, No 25 Malden Lane, New York, and by every duly-appointed Agent at the same prices. JFZ ^\ faW description of Sizes and Prices, sent on receipt ot letter postage. no20d*wtsm A. HORTON. DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. Thursday Morning, February 7, 1867. The If nine Klnlr l»rem, Published this morning, contains a partial report of the proceedings of the Hoard of Ag riculture at its lad session, the doings of die Shipbuilders’ Convention at Augusta, a review of the present state of legislation at the State Capital from our special correspondent, the text of the bill in Congress to assist in the construction of the European and North American railway, the latest news of the In dian disturbances, together with a great va riety of domestic and foreign news, shipping news, market reports, Ac., Ac. “My Policy” Bniwtl nod Corrected. It appears that the country is about to be astonished by a newadaptation of the pater nal style of government to American institu tions. The President, still regarding it as his function to rule and not merely to administer, has lieen holding au informal council in the privacy of the White House with several lead ing Southerners, graciously consulting his Cabinet from time to time, and the net resnit of these deliberations is at length made pub lic by a special dispatch to the New York World. The advertising part of the business has l>een exceedingly well managed. Tantal izing announcements of something brewing have kept the public expectation alive and watchful. The cat is out of the bag at last, and looks surprisingly like the troublesome animal which disturbed the repose of the coun try a year ago. The substance of the whole scheme is this: that the Southern States, pushed by the President and pulled by the Governors, arc to be induced to grant the right of suffrage at once to all male citizens of suitable age who can read and write and own property valued at #250, without distinction of race. There upon the President will cry, Behold these penitent Southern gentlemen; they toil not neither do they spin, but Solomon in all his glory couldn’t hold a candle to them; why not admit these precious saints to seats in Con gress? And the Democratic press will re spond, Amen! Johnson forever! The Presi dent has mounted a policy which is apparent* ly better in some tespects than that upon which a year ago he was disposed to insist, speaking of Congress as a body hanging on the verge of the government and evidently regard ing himself as the centre and a good part of the circumference ot the political system. The objections to the present plan, it it is to be regarded as the basis of a final settlement, are plain enough. It dees not exclude the men who led the Southern people into seces sion from places of trust to which they are no 1 longer entitled. It does not guarautee the political rights of Southern laborers. If the 1 Southern Legislatures are ready to make these concessions, concessions which the Northern people regard as essential to the peace and safety of the country, let them give token of their readiness by ratifying the constitutional amendment. That will be a long step towards reconstruction. Then let them irrevocably adopt the principle of impartial suffrage, not by local enactment but by constitutional com pact—that also. An intelligence test is well; a property qualification not so well. That is a minor matter. But the pledges of the con stitutional amendment, with the additional security of impar tial suffrage we must have, and have confirmed by the strongest safe guards which can be devised. Possibly some of these objections may have weight with Congress when the President’s new policy is officially brought to the notice of the representatives of t he people. We trust his recommendations will be treated with the respect which Congress owes to itself. We hope Mr. Stevens will restrain bis youthful spirits sufficiently to listen quietly to the Pres ident’s message. If the President's plan has any good features, it is fair to suppose that a majority will be found in Congress to adopt at least those features. What a powerful influ ence Mr. Johnson might have exercised legit imately when he entered upon his great task, strong in the sympathies of a whole people, if he hal at once convened Congress for an ex tra session, it he had thrown himself upon the good will of that body, if he had recommended instead of trying to dictate a policy! His recommendations will carry no such undue weight now. It is extremely probable that Congress will not adopt his plan. 11 Mr. Joliuson wants to unite the Republi can party in favor of iiis impeachment, he will proceed to repeat the blunders of last year. He will devise an ingenious policy of his own he has already done that. He will procure its endorsement by the Southern Legislatures —he is doing that. He will recommend it to Congress, and when Congress quietly lays it aside and proceeds to deal with its own busi ness in its own way, he will treat that conduct as an infringement of his prerogative and vent his impotent spleen in coarse abuse. Let him he warned in time. Rather than submit to a repetition of those disgraceful scenes, the coun try will demand and insist upon his impeach ment. We print in another column the substance of the bill to reorganize the Southern States, drawn up by the Southern Republicans and presented to the House of Representatives by Mr. Ashley of Ohio. A comparison of this measure with the President's revised policy will not prove uninstructive. Haw to rear a Fortune. The globe on which we live is composed of atoms. Fortunes^eonsist of single dollars and cents. The wisest head is indebted for its fund of knowledge to originally simple tacts, industriously collected, carefully compared and judiciously arranged on memory’s tablet Everything great, in fact, is a compound of tittles. You cannot stride the world at a sin gle leap, nor run a long race without tiring by the way, or being unfit for business or enjoy ment at the goal. Steady and persevering habits in any honest trade or calling are the surest in their promise of ultimate success. Those high heads that scorn to notice things below them, and are always looking into aeri al regions, are pretty sure, before going far, to stumble or trip at some unseen obstacle iu the way of their froward feet, and to meet with an humiliating and fatal fall. Compe tent fortunes are no less the result of dollars earned than of cents saved. lie who lives within his means is daily growing rich; he who lives beyond his means is constantly run ning down-hill to poverty; .and he who lives without means is a robber of others’ earnings. If your income is small, live in humble style. It is no disgrace tor a man to be so poor as to be out of debt, if meanwhile he has the confidence of the people he deals with. “Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a talk” It was always so,—it will always be so. This attempting to pass for more than one really is, is a decep that will not always avail, and which, in truth, is inconsistent with moral honesty. It is an error of the times that may yet lead to serious public evils. We wish it were in our power to convince all—the young men particularly, since of old ones in error there is less hope—that if they would lay the foundations of an enduring for tune; if they would rise in the respect and confidence of the world, they must begin hum ble, and look well to the small matters. “Take care of the cents—the dollars will take care ot themselves.” Calculate the expense of each day or each week at the farthest, and see if the expenditures or liabilities of that day or week are less than its earnings. If so, you are on the high road to independence. If not, know you that a dark cloud is gather ing on your horizon which will assuredly burst in a storm that shall scatter all your present hopes. As much depends upon economy as upon toil. What is the use of working hard for a dollar and then being prodigal of the cents of which it is composed ? Husband all your re sources to the very best advantage. Give to I the needy according to your ability, but be yoml tins Stand lor the Iasi dime that >s nmr honest due. There are thousands ol ways in wluel. an insertions and persevering man may contrive to save a little here and a little there and to make one small wheel play hit,, and’ move a greater one. We know some men whose gains are humble and silent, and who seldom appear to bo earning much, and yet, by their good calculations to save at this point' and at that, they are getting rich taster than others who do a large business and make more display. We kuow some women, loo, who ap pear to have but little wherewith to cook, and yet always spread a good and wholesome re past upon the table. Other ladies have a pe culiar tact to make a new garment out of an old one, and to keep their husbands and children tidily and respectably attired with hut a trifling expense at a tailor’s shop. Such are tlie light sort of i>ersons to get along sure ly and prosperously inthe world. m Ft bl>g >'011 to "link of this matter m the homely light we have presented it in. Never be ahovey our business It is no shame, but rather an honor, for any o„e to be industrious aud frugal in his habits it js a disgrace (or a person to be found prodioa| aml idle. Such are not, “gentlemen”; they are your despicable dandies and loalers. Keep out of their eouipauy. Make not their display an example tor you to imitate; if you do you will follow them to ignominy and ruin. Knowledge as well as wealth is acquired by perseverance. Time and studv are to the ac quisition of knowledge what industry and pru dence are to the accumulation ol property._ Let there be but few idle hours. What of your time is not due to toil or busiuess, should be devoted to a course ol systematic reading and patient study. Every new idea acquired is more than a dollar stored where it will al ways abide and where it will ever be yielding a compound interest. Dig for new and ustiul ideas, and persevere in the retention of th<m. Impress them upon the memory, and the ag gregate will make you a learned aud a wise man. Knowledge is worth more than money, for that can not be stolen, nor can it like gold Ktake to itself wings and fly away.” And a wise man will always be more respected in good society than a rich man. Many a tool can boast of his wealth, and that often to his shame; but honest povery suffers no disgrace if coupled with a well cultivated and intelli gent miud. “Above all thy gettings (said Sol omon) get understanding; length of days is in her right hand, and in her left are riches ai d honor.” The Bara Valley Baalr. To IDE kfiiroa OF THE PRESS: As the citizens and capitalists of Portland are arousing to the importance of' increased facilities of communication with the West, either by the existing railway, or the project ing of a new road, and desire a restoration of the northern Vermont and New Hampshire trade, now mainly lost, atd inasmuch as a middle route by way ofSaco Valley and Frye burg was sugg&tad at the meeting held in your city, allow me topie,ent as briefly as possible oue or two suggestions as to the fea sibility and and advantage of this route when compared with either of the others. Starting at the present terminus of the Portland and Rochester railroad at Saco river, we can follow the valley to the State line at Fryeburg—which has been once surveyed—a distance of 35 miles; thence to the junction of the Swift river with the Saco at Crocker’s Point in Conway, N. H., 7 miles; thence on the course of Swift river through the gap of Cho corca and Mote mountains to Albany, tl miles; thence ou to Waterville, and along the head waters of the Merrimac, to the lower Ammo noosic in Woodstock—commonly kuown as the .Wild Ammonoosic—between liluc moun tain in the latter town and Black mountain in Lincoln, tb'lowing the course of this river ou ward to the Connecticut and Wells River, the distance from Albany being not far from 40 miles. From Wells river pursue the route al ready chartered and surveyed to Montpelier 35 miles, makiug the whole distance from Portland to Montpelier, adding the 18 miles o. the Portland and Rochester built to Saco river about 144 miles. By this we would ig nore going so far north as Dalton, aud the Peabody river, this making a much more di rect and shorter connection. Again the Saco might be followed through Conway and Bartlett to Sawyer's river, uear the old Crawford stand; then along the course ofithis river, where now exists an exceedingly level road to Waterville. The grade by eith er of these routes (Albany or Bartlett) would be as easy as that of aoy existing inland road — much easier than that otthe Grand Trunk. Certainly no more level and beautiful high way can be found in any section of the Slate, than that coursing aloug from Fryeburg to Bartlett. This would present the double ad vantage of taking tourists almost to the gate of the Notch, and opening a section of coun try whose riyer lauds are rich in fertility, and forests nearly inexhaustible in wood and timber, tosay nothing ot rendering more avail able the ample water power of the Saco. To determine whether this route would be the shortest to the West, and such as would otl'er sutllcient inducement to the trade ot Northern Vermont and New Hampshire to a.ain make Portland instead of Boston their commercial seaport, it will only he necessary to review the following comparative table of : sdouttjsip Montpelier to Portland by the above route_ 144 miles. Montpelier to Wells river, 35 “ Wells river to Sanbornton, via B.C. “ and M. 6. K., 75 “ Sanbornton to Alton Bay (to be built) 1<: “ Alton Bay to Rochester, * 30 “ Rochester to Saco River (to be built) 28 “ Saco River to Portland, 18 “ Montpelier to Portland, 102. Montpelier to White River Junction (>t “ White River Junction to Fraukli ii, 50 “ Franklin to Alton Bay, 20 “ Alton Bay to Portland, (it! “ Montpelier to Portland, 200 making 48 and 56miles respectively in favor of tlie Saco Valley. Now as to the relative distance to Boston when compared with Portland, the Northern merchant comes along either of these rail ways to Sanborntown or Franklin, as the case may be, and here has his choice to continue on to Boston a distance of 78 miles, or switch oil'tor Portland distant by proposed Alton Bay and Kochester roads 87 miles, making 8 miles in favor of the former city, which fi r this and other obvious reasons he would prob ably prefer. But when at Montpelier it Port land can be reached by a rail of 144 miles, or Boston by one of 105 miles, he would un doubtedly give the preference to the first meutioiied. If this statement of the case [is true—and what is wished in this article is to draw atten tion to it for an investigation of its merits be fore conclusions are arrived at—it would seem then that there is nothing vei y noteworthy to be gained by the Rochester and Lake connec tions. It would be a Robin-Hoods-bam route to Northern Vermont, as the Grand Trunk now is. It would develope no new section of territory. It would hot even entice more trade to Portland than now centers there, and would seem to have only the redeeming qual ty of requiring theibuilding of some 45 miles ess road. Whether the capitalists and business men of Portland will consider these lew extra miles of roadway in the outset, fatal to the valley route, will yet appear. They will undoubted ly look well to her Interests in taking this new step westward, that it may not like one before it prove a miserable abortion. And m doing so may they not forget their friends iu the Pequawket country, who while the Atlantic and St. Lawrence project was in its infancy, did plead this as the most acceptable. The Great falls and Conway railroad cor poration are looking towards a completion of their road to Conway at no distant day. Aud when this enterprise is consummated, in the absence then of a direct rqad to Portland, such inhabitants of the border towns oil the line between the two States as now look to Port land ion their supplies, will be diverted to Hos tou. • • —Hon. Samuel Hoobor is preparing a speech upon the National Bunking systsui. N«9m in Ni*w York. (COBBEHPOMOENOK OF THE I'KEhh.] ' The Weather—tee—A Hridt/e Across East , Hirer—Politics—The. Sew York Assewl,I,, Legislation—The < 'holcra—I.alien/ * dies. New York, Feb.1807. Snow, ice and cold have formed the basis of I the great exciting topics of conversation in i New York during the past ten days. In Wall street, of course, nothing is thought ot but gold, stocks and money; probably not even an earthquake that should shake the City Hall | to its foundation every other day would direct j the denizens of that metropolitan thorough | tare of Mammon from the worship and ado j ration ot its reigning deity. Hut all the rest of New York has been buri j ed in snow, jostled and tumbled by ice, and almost frozen by the “cold spell" which te.ini nated on Saturday night last in a terrific storm of thunder aDd lightning and torrents of rain. Now a more genial atmosphere prevails and everybody rejoices in the "breaking of Win ter.” As a very large portion of the business men of New York are ferried over East and Noah rivers twice a day, the impediment to navi gation by ice has been an unceasing subject of complaint. It has been ice, ice, ice; ice °n East river, ice on North river, ice on the boats, "ice on the brain,” ice everywhere. For twenty years such immense fields,such pon erous blocks have not been seen, against and through which the powerful lerry-boats have crushed and cut their way, smashing their wheels and tearing their copper to an un heard-of extent. As a matter of course, toe little city ot Brooklyn, which is only the ad junct or bedroom of New York, of only 300,000 inhabitants, ha3 been wonderfully stirred up; and as the citizens could not get over to sleep till late at night or early"in the morning, the cry ha3 been “A bridge, a bridge—my kingdom for a bridge!” Wc are happy to say that the eloquent and jovia Kev. Henry Ward Beecher was the first Brooklynite that demonstrated the practica bility of the bridge enterprise; for viewing from the window of his honse on Brooklyn Heights the other morning an immense field of ice moving slowiy into East river, and finally jammed and holding on against the piers on both sides, he started tor Fulton Fer ry, and actually crossed on foot on the ice and scrambled up the pier at Peek slip on Ibe New York side. A glorious achievement in American enter prise has just been witnessed in the comple tion of the Chicago tunnel. Another is in embryc—sure of success—and that is the bridging of East river so as to le. ve naviga tion unobstructed. The plan is as iollows: To start trom Sands street, Brooklyn, at its junction with Washington street, and to fol low Washington street to the river. On the New Yorfc side it would extend to the junc tion of Henry street with Rutgers street, and would have a grade of five feet in every one hundred, making its elevation above high water water mark in the centre of the chan nel of East riveV- one hundred und forty feet ! Inj the iplan are five arches. The span of the great arch in the centre is to be 1,020 leet. The width of the terrace is to be 100 feet, sufficient for double car tracks, carriage ways and sidewalks. The arcbes are to be made of ' iron formed in east Iron boxes or Tircli pieces of obione shape, banded together with wrought iron rods and filled with concrete, so that in fact the arches will be built of stone encased in cast-iron. This plan has been carefully studied by prat • tical men and engineers of high reputation, aud without dissent pronounced feasible and likely to fulfil every requirement. About half of four blocKs on both sides of the river would have to lie • aken for the bridge. It is an im mense enterpiise, worthy the genius of the American people, and when completed will be a uiumph of art to which an American may point with pride and^ satisfaction the woild over. I <lo not propose to talk politics; but I beg leave to say that the New York Assembly “drags its slow length along.” You probably heard the story ot the member who got a newspa|ter through the mail addressed to him at the “Ass. Chamber, Albany.” The geutle i mail laid the subject before the Assembly and ask.d lor a change in his address, on the grouud that if the “Ass.” applied to the Chamber, it might be considered a breach ot • privilege; and if it applied to himself, he would rather it wouldn’t be known in Alba ny ! It is estimated that about one-half of the legislation of the Assembly is devoted to the government of the city of New York and the city of Brooklyn, representing some 1,300,000 people. To keep such au immense mass ot the “sovereigns” of the Empire State “straight," requires constant vigilance on the part 01 the Legislature. We give them credit by saying that the “Excise law” and the Health law of last session have done an in conceivable amount of moral and physical good tor the city of New Y'ork. The public morals have been improved and there is no doubt the chiel obstacle to the spread of chol era last summer, and the salvation of heca tombs of victims, were due to the rigorous enforcement of the Health law. Immediate and stringent legislation is want ed to put a stop to the lottery swimllt s now agitating the metropolis under the name of “gift enterpns*s,” in which all people, the rich and the poor, the orthodox and the infi del, are alike iuterested, and in which there is not a shadow of a chance for getting a prize etjual to the legalized lotteries of Kentucky aad Havana. Nassau. VARIETIES. —There seems to be a decided movement in Massachusetts to overthrow the Maine law. The Boston Journal says “the advocates of a li cence law have secured the services of Ex-Gov ernor John A. Andrew, who will present to the legislature the common sense view of this great question, which has proved in the past a problem difficult to solve. We hear almost daily of gentlemen in all parts of 1 he state who, after sustaining the prohibitory law for many years, fail to see that it accomplishes so much good as might easily be obtained by a strin gent licence law. They are, therefore, willing, in order to save litigation, which is expensive to the state, to change their tactics aud sup port a licence law, which will prove remunera tive to the commonwealth, and, in the end, will do more to check intemperance than a law which is violated and evaded, as all sump tuary laws have been since the creation of man.” —A man at Detroit, whose boy had been whipped at school, visited the school room, abased the female teachers and flogged a inalo teacher who came to their assistance. Both sides appeal to the courts, aud the lawyers will have a good time over the difficulty. —A clam deluge has overwhelmed a part of New Jersey. During tlio recent storms irn mence deposits ot sea clams were thrown up on the beach between Absecumand Egg Har bor inlets. They are all frozen and will keep until a thaw. The whole coast is said by those who have the spectacle, to pre sent a decidely clammy appearance. —A picture in a late number ol Punch represents a fashionable young couple, the husband searching vigorously in his waistcoat pockets. The wife inquires, “Have you lost your watch, love?” and hereplids, “No, dear, twas a new bonnet 1 had for you somew here.” —The corporation of Boston paid 850,000 for removing the snow from the streets, employ ing a thousand men to do this necessary work. —The N. Y. Evening Gazette isle authorized by Rev. Dr. Tyug to deny a report which lias gone the rounds ol the press, to the ertect that a Southern lady, viistiug his church, hud re cognized some of her jewelry on another wor shiper, said jewelry having been brought from the South during the war by federal troops. As I'ar as Dr. T.\ ng is concerned, the»$ is not the slightest foundation for the story. No such incident ever occurred in his ohurch, nor has ever been brought to his notice. —A Celt in Memphis thus expressed his opinion of the County Court. “I don’t think much ot this County Court at all. 1 know a man that killed two nagurs in the riots, and i the divil a cent has he got from the County I Court yjt,”