PORTLAND Established June 23, 1862. Vol. 6. PORTLAND, TUESDAY THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published everyday, (Sunday exceplcd,) at No. 1 printers* Exchange, Commercial Street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, Proprietor. Terms Eight Dollar? a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the time place c very Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, invariably in advance. Rates of Advertising.—one inch of space,in length oi column, constitutes a “square.** $1.50 per square daily first week: 75 cents per w.-ek alter; three insertions, or lass, $1-00; continu ing every oilier day after first week, 50 cents. null square, three insertions or loss, 75 cents; one week, $1.00; DO cents per week alter. Under head of “Ami'se.menth,** $2.00 per square per week; three insertions or less, $1.50. Special Notices,$1.25 per square iurthc find in sertion, and 25 cents per square for each subsequent nsertion. Advertisements Inserted in the “Maine State Press”(which has a largecln ulation in everv nar ot the State)for $l.oo per square for first Inserlfon' .rid 50 cents per square lor cacli subsequent I user tlOD. 1 BUSINESS CAKIk*. c. J.~ SCHUMAG'HEK, FRESCO PA TER. Oflee at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. G. Sclilotter beck & Co., 3©.‘* I'ougrcMN Ml, Portland, Me, ^ jal2dtf One door above Brown. H. M . BUM WEB, (Successors to J. Smilh & Co.) Manaiarturer of Leather Melting. Also lor sale Belt Leather, Backs & Side*, Lace Leather, KIVKTN and BlIBS, »cpt3dit n 311 t ou^ri NM Mtreel. IF. JP. EBEEMAN & CO., | Upholsterers and Manufacturers of FUMITUBE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Spring-Bods, Mattreeses, Pew Cushions, N«. 1 Clapp’. Black- fool Chnia.l SlrMI, 1'ol-llnnd. Fridman, D. W. Brand, c. L. Quinby. _ti a A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers in Stoves, Banyes A Eurnaces, Can bo found in their NSW BUILDING ON LIME ST., (Opposite the Market.) Where they will be pleased to see all their former customers and receive orders as usual. augl7dtf n CHASE, CRAM A STURTEVANT, GENERAL Commission Merchants, Widgery’s Whnrl, Portland, Mb. octlodti HO WARD <£ CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND. M iNE. Office No. 30 Exchange Street, Joseph Howard, j y9t f n Nathan GloaveK. M. PEARSON, Gold and Silver Plater —AN1J— Manufacturer of SUver Ware, Temple, Street, Jirat door from Cvnyreaa Street PORTLAND, MB. May 19—dly n A. WIEEUK & GO., 112 Tremont Street, Boston, Importers and Dealers in VTELCH and AMERICAN ROOFING SLATES, all colors, and slating nails. Careful attention paid IQ Shipping._ n aug22-6iu BRADBURY & SWEAT Counsellors at Law, 940 PUNUBIigM STREET, Chadwick Mansion, opposite United Slaies Hotel, Portia ltd Maine. Biou Bradbury. nov Dtf 1, la M Rwcat Deering. Milliken & Go., Wholesale Rry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, aug31-dtf Portland, Maine* JOSEPH STOliY Penrhyu Marble Co. Manufacturers and Dealers in Enameled Slate Chutney Pieces, Brackets, Pier slabs, Grates ami Chsmnet Tops. Importer and dealer in Eng lish Floor Tiles, German and French Flower Puts, Hanging Vases, Parian, Bisque, :uid Brou/.e Statuelts stud Busts. Glass Shades and Walnut Stands, Bohe mian and Lava Vases and other wares. 112 TREMDNT STREET Studio Building aug22—Cm n BOSTON, Mass. SHEPLEY & STltOUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OFFICE. Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex cliange street. G. F. 8 IIEP LEY. jy9tl A. A. STROUT. ~R7 IF. JR OBINSON, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, 2 49 Congrem Street* Jan 4—dtf PEBCIVAL BONNEY, lonnsellor and Attorney at Law, Morton Bloch', Congress Street, Two Doors abort Preble Houiie, PORTLAND, ME. novlD tf DAVIS, MESEBVE, HASKELL & 00., Importers and, Jobbers of Dry Goods and Woolens, Arcade 18 Free Street,] F. DAVIS, ) L. V. E£llu [ PORTLAND, MR E. CHAPMAN. ) nov9’65dtf rr. F. PHILLIPS & CO., Wholesale Druggists, Wo. 148 Fore Street. oct 17-dtt JOHX W, DAXA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St. Dec 6—-dtf MOSS & EE EX Y, PLASTERERS. PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL BTUOOO AND MASTIO WORKERS, Oak Street, between, Congress and Free St*., -PORTLAND, MB. Coloring, Whitening and White-Washing pronipt , y attended to. Orders Ironi out ol town solicited. .May A1—dll s. L CABLETON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 27 Market Square. Sept 24—dll „ A. E. d C. H. HASKELL, DEALEB8 IN Groceries, Provisions, 'Veal India Rood., meals, Ac., AT LOWEST CASH PRICES. 3N4 Congress Ml, Portland, m*. JanB dtf WM. W. WHIPPLE, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE, POBTLAND, ME. au*2 tl SMITH & CLARK, Wholesale Dealers iu TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, 1014 FORE STREET, , „ PORTLAND, Mu. _Janl4 _ dtt W. W. THOMAS. Jr., Attorney and Counseller at Law, TChadwick House,] 24!t Congress Street. •ctf-dly II. M. PAY SOX, ' STOCK BROKER. No. 30 Exchange Street, PORTLAND ME IlO^l.it1 LEWI* PIERCE, Attorney, and Counsellor at Law, No. 8 Claris Block. jul2l BVRON I». VERHILL, Counsellor at Law, l*o. 10 Fret Btrwt . jull4 BUISNESS 4'AKDM. WALTER COREY & CO„ Manufacturers and Dealers in furniture ! Looking Glasses, Mattresses, Spring Beds, tC-c. Cli|i|i<> Block, Kennebec Street, (Opposite loot of Chestnut,) FehBdtfPORTLAND. .JOHN E. DOW, Jr., Attorney and Counsellor at Law, JAUNCEY COURT, Wall Street, ..... New York City. EfF"Coinniis8ioncr for Maine and Massachusetts. Jan. 29 dtf WILLIAM A. PEARCE, PLUMBEE! MAKER OF Force Pumps and Water Closets, Warm, Cold and Shower Bulk*, Wank Bowls, Brass and Silver Plated Corks. Every description of Water Fixture for Dwelling Houses, llolels ami Public Buildings, Ellina, etc., ar ranged and set up in the beat manner, and all orders in town or country laithfliUy executed. Constantly on hand Lea,] Pipes and Sheet Lead and Beer Pumps ot all kinds. Also, Tin Booling, Tin Conductors and W^**V !<*(>no *n best manner. kinds of Jobbing promptly nt ended to. NO. ISO FORK ST., Portland, Me. _janlS t ! ' . d.'ltn CHI III 1111,1,, BROWN* ft MANSION, COMMISSION MERCHANTS, PORT I. AND, MAINK, —AT— jaulB lai No. Ill India Street, Boston. IP. H. WOOD «f- SOX, BROKERS, Xo. 178-lore Street. * y7 it J. It. HUDSON, Jit., ARTIST. Studio Xo 301 1-2 Congress Street. tl^*Le88on8 given in Painting and Drawing. February 1—dtf CLOWDMAX A STEVEXS, WHOLESALE DEALERS IN W. I. Goods and Groceries, No. :i Long Wlutri, Foot ol Exchange St., Ja26d3w»_ PORTLAND, ME. JT& O.Tt. BAltllOUlt, bEALEltS IN Hoyt’s Premium Patent Bivetted Oak and Hemlock Leather Belting-, Lace Leather and Hemp Backing. Itubbcr Belting, Dose, Ntrnui Packing, Clothing, Ac., Ac. Wo. 8 Exchange Street, Fcb7eodflu]PORTLAND, ME. rjjgs Kimball & Prince, Dentistw. No. 11 Olapp’s Block, Congress Street, Opposite Old City Hall, PORTLAND, MAINE. C. Kimball, D. D. S. oclOeodtl Fred A. Prince BUILDING. ABCUITECTUBK & ENGI.MBBINR. Messrs. ANDERSON. BONN ELL A 00., have made arrangements willi Air. STEAD, an Architect of established reputation, ami will in future earn- on Architecture with their business as Eugiueers. Par ties intending to build are invited lo call at their office, No, 30C Congress street, and examine eleva tions and plans ol churches, banks, stores, blocks ot buildings, Ac. j 12 WM. H. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Maple Street. General Agent lor the State tor ** • TT . tl O I£ DT S • Improved Hoofing, For buildings ol all kinds. CAR and STEAM BOAT DECKING. ROOFING CEMENT, for coat ing and repairing all kinds ot roofs. PRESERVA TIVE PAINT lor iron and woodwork, Metal Roots, &o. COMPOUND < 'EM ENT, for repairing U-akv shingled roots. BLACK VARNISH, tor Ornamen tal Iron work &c. Full descriptions, e rcular, prices, &c. furnished by mail or on application at tlie office, where samples and testimonials can be seen. scpl2dtf COOPER & MORSE, TAKE pleasure in informing their old patrons and friends that they have resumed business at their OLD STAND, torner of Market and Alilk streets, where they will keep constantly on hand the best as sortment of Meat3, Poultry, daiue, &c.. That the market aflords, and it will be their earnest aniieavor to servs their customers witli imnuiitness ami thlelity. Oecl .dli French Language aud Literature TAUGHT BY PROF. LEON DE MONTIER, I^EOAl Fiance; graduated in the Academic dc Par is Universi tie de Fiance. Late Proiessor in the French Language and Literature in the McGill Uni versity and High School of Montreal. C'auada East. Prof. LEON tie AlONTIEli begs leave to say that he Is prepared to give Lessons in the above impor tant branceli of modern education, both in Schools and private families. Classes may also be formed by gentlemen and ladies desirous of acquiring a thor ough knowledge and the fluent speaking of the French Language. Prof. L. de Al.’s method of teaching French will smooth in a great part the difficulties of beginners, whilst to mori- advanced pupils lie will impart a pro ficiency ot speaking, together with the pure Parisian accent, so deservedly esieemed by all well educated jieonle. Nothing shall be wanting on tlie part of Prot. L. de Al. to enable his pupils to make tlie most rapid pro gress, and by his exen inns to speak tlie French lan guage in the shortest time. Applications as to the terms may be made by letter or otherwise, at 52 Free St, or at Messrs Bailey & Noyes Book store, Exchange st. References are kindly permitted by the following: In Portland.—Rev, Dr. Dalton, corner South and Spring Streets; Rev. E. Bollos; Dr. Fitch, S7 State Street; Dr Chadwick 295 Congress Street ; Dr. Lud wig ; C. O. Files Esq. Principal of Portland Acade my. January 10. dtf S. W1JNSLOW & CO.’S NEW GROCERY ! HAVING moved into our new store, next door be low our old stand, and tilted it for a FIRST CLASS GROCERY, we beg leave to return our \hanks to our numerous natrons for past favors, and inform them und the pub lic generally, that while endeavoring to maintain our reputation for selling the best of BKKF, ami all kinds of MEATS and VEGETABLES, we have added to our stock a choice variety of pure groceries, and hojie by selling the best of goods Al the LowcnI Cash Prices! to merit a tair share of patronage. The same atten tion as heretofore paid to orders for Meals and Vege tables for dinners. Cart will call for orders every moiidng if desired. S. WINSLOW & CO. No. 28 Spring Street Market. 8. WINSLOW. C. E. PAGE. January 11. dfim lfAssos^nissLo ir >s Steam Mills, Iron Foundry, IMoiij-li Manufhetory, TA7“K would inforin the public that we are prenar ▼ ▼ ed to Jurnish Castings of every description to order at short notice. We now have on hand an as sortment ot Window Weights. Sled Shoes ami other castings. tJT We are prepared to lurnisli Castings for Rail Road Companies and Ship Builders. Also, Flailing, (Jointing, Matching ami Sawing promptly done J. W. HANSON, C. C. WINSLOW. 40 York Nt., Head of Smith’* Wharf. Jan 1—<1 Oysters, Oysters! By the Barrel, Bushel, Gallon or Quart. Put np In kegs and cans of all sizes for ## the trade or laiuiJy use. V_/ B«ang near the Telegraph and Express .I.,..,, ,i . 1 am prepared to put up all or wiiftuL?!? a»eBt moment. All in want of Oysters "‘“h*! ‘‘I? aworniumtin thccity. mul Vnrk n<i<'uJ‘Jrk B"v’ Shrewsbury, Cherry Stone, anci kork River constancy on hand. K. D. ATWOOD, Alw.od’a Oy.ter II...,, 4;,, 4y 40 Cruire Si., Panliiud, M«.. February 1. d2m For Sale. A SUIT of Sails, Rising and Block., nearly new, £JL n fiahlng Schooner of loo tons; also Top sails, Fore and Mainsails, second hnnd. „ SAMPSON & CONANT, ,lecl<l“_No. 19 & 20 Commercial Wlmrf. WRIGHT A CLARK, FRESCO PAINTERS, Painter'"1 Morton^ni Also House and Sign fw,rpo“tC^MoWk’ tW° door“ abovo Pr^“ doacrirmonamrvv3r»,S “*? ex*cntc ever>’ Churches PuIiIm. iSiJf1” Ceding Decorations, lor &c. GHdintf aii(M.a!Vlll^’Priv**eB*Kide,lc0ft’Halls, 1 11 * Cinhossing on Glass Fvi*i v <Ih ^ Pin VamK «5 Od'piliing, an,I 111 V amish or trench Polish. laitkUm I’o Let Cor a Tcrin ol Vcais. recently occupied bv E. E. Uuhatri A & Bon, at the bead Richardson's' Wharf. „„ u . ... ALSO FOR SALE. 'Y,'«d Counting-Room Desk. FormtaT* Wesl Ba,le5’’ 011 H* premises, ror particulars enquire of fehlHaw UPHAM * ADAMS, ,<lWd3w Commercial Street. C'OCAKTNEltSHIP. Copartnership Notice. fliHE undersigned have this day tormed a coj.art X ucrship under the tirm name of JOHNSON & DICKEY, For the purpose of carrying on the Boot, Shoe, and Robber Business, At Johnson’s old place, No. 320 Congress Street., (liea<l of Casco street.) „ JAMES M. JOHNSON, r WILLIAM B. DICKEY. ^Portland, Feb. Gth, 1867. Felddlw Ship Stores, Produce, and Groceries. ritHE Subscribers have formed a copartnership un X der the firm name of Sawyer & Varney, And eslablished themselves at No. 55 Commercial Street, Head of Burnham's wharf, lor the transaction of a General Commission Uusitiess, And are prepared to rocoiveou Consignment, I’rod •'*»•»> l.uuib. r. Wood. Stark. Ac., They will keep a full slock of Proilurr, Cro cerirs, Mhip uud Family Miarrs, ninl will be happy to receive the patronage of their friends and the public. ABEL SAWYER, F. W. VARNEY. Portland, Jan. 28, 1867. Feb7dlw Copartnership Notice. rpHE copartnership heretofore existing under the X firm name of N|c‘V«>um, Ha«kell A i h>tM , expires this day by limitation. Sirvt*«»>* A llawkcll are authorized to settle the affairs of the concern. J. C. STEVENS, M. E. HASKELL, A. E. CHASE. A copartnership has this day been formed between the undcriigued, under the firm name of STEVENS, LOUD A HASKELL, for the purpose of transacting a Wholesale Boot and Shoe Business, - AT - Store No. 311 Commercial Siren. formerly occupied by Stevens, Haskell & Chase.. J. C. STEVENS, JOHN N. LORD, „ ,, M. E, HASKELL. Portland, Feb. 1,1867. feb 4 d2w Copartnership Notice. AP» MORGAN has this day retired from the • firm of MORGAN, DYER & CO, in favor of R. M. RICHARDSON, and the business hereafter will bo conducted under the tirm name of “Richardson, Dyer & Co.,” At the old stand, No. 143 Commercial Street, Where they will continue the General Wholesale Business in W. I. Goods, GrorcricN, Flour uud Pro v is ions. R. M. RICHARDSON, J. W. DYER, J. E. IIANNAFORD. Feb 2—i!3m Copartnership. Malcolm f. hammond and fessenden v. CARNEY, are admitted as partners from this date. The firm will be SHAW, HAMMOND A 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, 1867. lm Copartnership Noticed MR. LEANDEU W. FOBES is admitted a partner in our tirm from this date. BURGESS, FOBES & CO. febldlm Copartnership Notice. THE copartnorRhip heretofore existing under the tirm name of GEO. T. BURROUGHS A CO., expired this day by limitation. GEO. T. BURROUGHS. H. B. MASTERS, JOHN B. HUDSON. Portland, Having purchased the stock and good will of the late tirm of GEO. T. BURROUGHS & CO., 1 shall continue the 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. A ll AS. B. WIlITTEItlORi:. Portland, Jail. 9,1867. dtf NOTICE. THE subscriber having disposed ct his Stock in store to Messrs Burgess, Fobes & Co., Requests all persons indebted to him to call at their Counting Room No. SO Font mere iu I r*t.« Thom as Block, and settle. Thankful for 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 |tersons hold ng hills against the lirm, are requested to present them for payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at 337 Congress Street. CALVIN EDWARDS. WILLIAM <1. TWOMBLY. The subscriber having obtained the line store No. .*137 Congress Street, will continue the business, and will keep constantly on hand O FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which he can sell at the manniacturer’s LOWEST PRICES. Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS. OLD PIANOS taken in exchange. Rfr‘ Orders for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. \VM. G. TWOIRBLV. November 26, 1866. dtf RE-OPENING ! The Mubftcraber having puiohiiH'd the block aud Store lately occupied by JOHN CROCKETT & CO., NO. 11 PREBLE STREET, Will re*opcn for business Tuesday, Jan. SO, 1807, and will sell off 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 HOVSE-FtTRNVSHlNCi CiOODS. MR. LEVI F. HOYT is connected with this establishment, and will bo nappy to wait on any of his customers and friends who may favor us with a call. Jan23dlm_ n ihl.Ull LOiVKhL. stage notice. CHANOE OF TIME. ON and after this date, Stage will leave Gray daily (Sunday excepted) at 7 1-3 A. M., lor Portland Leave Portland at 3 P. M. t.,r Gray The mails from Gray to Mechanic Falls am] front Gray to Oxford are discontinued from this (late There will lie two cross lines established, one from Woodman’s SI at ion via New Gloucester, West Glou cester to No. Kaymond daily. Aud tho 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. GEOKGE It. KIMBALL, tebldtf _ _ Portable Steam Engines, COMBINING the Maximum of etiieicncy. dura J bility and economy with the minimum oi weight and price. They are widely and lavoralily known, more than «MM> lining in use. All warranted satis factory, or no sale. Descriptive circulars sent on application. Address S. C. IIOADLEV A CO. Lawbence, Mas*. Feb 8. 1807—d3m _ new.go'odsT P. B. EROST, Merchant Tailor, 3321-2 Congress Street, Has just received a line lot ot FALL GOODS Suitable tor the season, which will ho made up in the most thorough manner. septlO—eod REMOVALS. CHINA TEA STORE, HAS ^REMOVED To the Old Stand, jfjVo. 135 Middle St., if POBTMND. G. 0. SHAW, Proprietor. February 5—dtt REMOVAL. Z. K. HABMOM, WAR CE.A1N AGENT, Has removed to his new office, at the Old Stand in Jose Block, No. 88 Exchange St., (opposite the Custom House.) Portland, Feb. 11,1867. d&w3w REMO V A L . JAMES O’DONNELL, Counsellor at Law, Notary Public & Commissioner of Deeds, Has removed to Clapp’s New Block, COR. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, Jan 15. (Over Sawyer’s Fruit Store.) dtf REMO v a. lTs W. II. CLIFFORD, Counsellor at Law, And Solicitor of Patents, Has Removed to Corner of Brown and Congress Streets, jalC BROWN’S NEW BLOCK. dtf OUT OF THE Flit FI B. F. SMITH & SON’S New Photograph Rooms, —AT— NO. 16 MARKET SQUARE. auji'.’O n dtt G. G. DOWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT August 30, 1866. n dtt RE aTOVAL ! THE Merchants National Bank Will remove on MONDAY, Nov. 12, to (he OFFICE OF H. M. PAYSON, 32 Exchange St. oulOdtf REMOVED. stboutI gage, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over Loring’s Drug Store. S. C. 8TJIOOT. H. W. GAGE. dec31 d&wti HOLDEN & PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 229 1-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House. A. B. HOLDEN. BOftilth H. C. PEABODY. --- Harris & Waterhouse9 JOBBERS OF Ilats, Caps and Furs. Portland, Dec. 3d 1866. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hats, Caps, and Furs,liave removed to their New Store, No. 12 Exchange Sireel, F. R. HARRIS. dultl J. E. WATERHOUSE. O. M. <£ 11. tv. NASH Uavo romtninl baelucM at llIC llt‘a<i Ot Loiig Wharf, under J. W. Munger’s 1». nuance Office, and will be pleased to see their tbrmercustomers and receive their orders as usual. July in, 1866. n dtt DOW Ac LIHKKV, luMurauce Agent*, will Le found at No 117 Commercial, corner ot Exchange St. Home Office of New York; National Office ot Boston, Nanagan.se it Office oi Providence; Putnam Office of Hartford; Standard Office oi New York, and other reliable offices, are represented by this agency. John Dow. jy25dtf F. W. Libboy. BYRON, GRKENOUGH & CO., Furs, Hats, Caps and Robes, 164 Middle St,, over T. Bailey 4 Co. __ jull7tt WOO OMAN. TRUK 4k CO., Wholesale Dry Goods, No. 4 Galt Block, Commercial St. Jul 17—dtt VTOT1CE. li~ J. LIBBY & CO., Manufacturers and Commission Merchants. Counting Room over First National Bank, No. 23 Free street, second story. iyll ti AMBROMK MERRILL. Dealer in • Watches, Jewelry, Masonic Regalia, and Mili tary Goods, No 13 Free street, Portland. Same store with Geyer and Caleb iyI2dtf EAGLE Ml (JLS. although burned up, the Pro prietors, Messrs. L. J. liill & Co., are now pre pared to turnish Coffees, Spices, Cream Tartar, <&c, at their new place ot business, No. 100 Green St. An Order Slate may be tound at Messrs. Low, Plummer & Co’s, No 83 Commercial St, and at Mr C. M. Rice’s Paper Warehouse, No. J85 Fore Street. All orders promptly attended to. Goods at 1 he low-st prices. jullGtl HPA^AKD, Bookseller and Stationer, may be • found at No. 337 Congress St., corner of Oak St. _ jullGtl F> S. WEBSTER if CO., can be tound at the store X\« 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 CIM1TH & REED. Counsellors at Law, Morton ^ Block, Congress St. Same entrance asXJ. S. Ar my offices. iyl2dtf r r UK KANTEUN EXP BESS COT are now L permanently located at No. 21 Free street, ami prepared to do Express Business over all the Rail road and Steamboat routes in the Sta/c, and West by P. S. <5fc P., Eastern ami Boston & Maine Roads to Boston, connecting there with Expresses to all parts ot the eountry. For the convenience of our customers on Commer cial and Fore streets, an order book tor lreight Calls will be kept at office of Canadian Express Co., No. — Fore street. J. N. WINSLOW. Jy24 tf JAc E. M. RAM), Attorneys and Counsellor, • No. 1G Free Street, near Middle. jul.3 A if S. E. SPRING may be tound at the store ol Fletcher if Co., corner ol Union and Commer cial streets. iyll tt YTATHAN GOULD, Merchant Tailor, has removed to No. 16 Market Square, over Sweetsii’s A pol l* cary store. jylO—tt DEBXOfN & WEBB, Attorney* aud Counsellor*, at the Boody House, corner ol Congr ss aud Chestnut streets. jy26 B 331 Congress L. B. FOLLETTE, HOSIERY AND GLOVES, HOOP SKIRTS AND CORSETS, Ladies' & Children’s Underflannels, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. Cot ner of Congress St. and Tolman Place. Feb 7, 18G7.—dly HIE Mi<l<11r*. SlTntM. — -- MOW BEADY. Jenck’s Improved Window Spring. (Patented Feb. 1st, 1865.) \\J E are now prepared to fill ▼ v orders for the above named Spring, which has proved to bo the best and most durable in the market. It is easily applied, and can beaidj listed to suit all con» nou,size sash, will work as well Ion Hie ton as Douom sawn, holding tno sash at any de sirable point. For sale at wholesale, by O. D, SWEET#CO., (sole agents for the New England States,) Pawtucket, K. 1. For Sale in Portland, by KING, *V DEXTER, No. 175 Feb5d2w littLAT B1SCUVERY ! ROGERS’ Excelsior Pain Curer. The Best Preparation Ever Made For tbe following Complaints: ALL NERVOUS and NEURALGIC PAINS, PLEUKISV PAINS, ’ RHEUMATISM, TOOTHACHE, STIFF NECK, HEADACHE, EARACHE, DIPHTHERIA. ... .... SORE THROAT and AGUE. Also invaluable in all cases of Sprains and Bruises. Try it and you will be satisfied. Munulaclurcd and Bold wholesale and retail by W. W. Rogers.Hampden Comer, Maine. Sold in Portland by Jf. II. HAY & CO., wholesale and retail. jal2d(im* Store to Let^ TIHE GOTHIC STORE on Congress Street, op posite Lafayette Street. This is one of the boat stands tor the Grocery BhhIihm in the City, having had a large trade for the past ten years. Apply to S. L. CARLETON, Jan 1 dedtf 27 Market Square. oSce ^en<i y°ur»order8 for Job Work to DaFly Pre» ■NSdRANCfc STATEMENT —OF— Lamar Fire Insurance Com’y or the cily ®r New York, Jan. I, 1MI». Amount ol' Capitol all paid up in Cash... *300,000.00 Amount of Surplus Jan. 1, 1807. 133,321.13 iMEBi. •«*,»«.«* Cash on band aud in Bank. *0,800.60 Bank Stocks in tbs City of Now Yo>k, market value..... 25,600.00 40 Bonds and Murtgagos, first lien on prop erty in Brooklyn and New York, mostly dwellings wortli In each ease 75 to 150 per cent more than amonnt loaned thereon, 157 700.00 Loans on call, secured by good Stocks as collateral. 10,100,00 Bills Beceivable for Premiums on Inland ri«ks. 8,411.33 Amount with Agents. 3,406,75 Premiums in course of Collection. 4,306.82 Interest accrued but not due,. 1,039.80 City New York for overlaid taxes on U. S. Stocks,...1... 5,076.83 U, S. Stocks and 7 3-10 Treasury Notes, *202,000 market valno,. 211.455.00 *433,321.13 Amount oi Losaos uuadjusled or waiting Proofs. *10,500.00 City, County and State of New York, ss, Edward Anthony, President, and Isaac R. St. John, Secretary of the Lamar Fire Insurance Company oi New York, being duly sworn, do severally depose and say, that the ioregoiug is a true and correct state ment of the affairs of said Company on the 1st day of January, 1867, to the best of them knowledge aud belief.
EDWARD ANTHONY, Pres. ISAAC R. St. JOHN, Seet’y, Sworn to before me, Jan. 24, 1867. THOS. L. THORNELL, Notary Public. John B. Carroll, Agent, Fobl eod3w IM Fare Street, ATLANTIC Mutual Insurance Company. 51 Wall St, cor. William, NEW YOKE, January, 1866. Insures against Marine anil Inland Navi gation Risks. The whole profits ol the Company revert to the Assured, and are divided annually, upon the Premi ums terminated during i he year; and lor w hich Cer tificates 111 issued, hearing interest until redeemed. The Dividend was 10 per cent, in each oi the years 1863-4, and 5, and 35 per cent, in 1866. The Company has Assets. Over Twelve Million Dollars, viz:— United States and State of New-York Stocks, City, Bank and other Stocks, *4,828.685 Loans secured by Stocks and othorwlsc, 3,330,350 Premium Notes aud Bills Receivable, Real Estate, Bond and Mortgages and other se curities, 3,650,025 United States Gold Coin, 80,160 Cash in Bank 310,550 *12,199,970 trustees: John D. Jones, Wm. Sturgis, Charles Dennis, Henry K. Bogert, W. H. H. Moore, Joshua J. Henry, Henry Coit, Dennis Perkins, Wm. C. Picket sgill, Jos. Gallord, Jr., Lewis Curtis, J. Henry Burgy, Chas. H. Russel), Cornelius Grinnell, Lowell Holbrook, C. A. Hand, R. Warren Weston, B. J. Howland, Royal Phelps, Benj. Babcock, Caleb Barstow, Fletcher Westray. A. P.Pillot. Kubt. B. Mint urn, Jr, Win. E. Dodge, Gordon W. Burnham, Geo. G. Hobson, Fred’k Cliauncej, David Lane, James Low, James Bryce, Geo. S. Stephenson, Leroy M. Wiley, Wm. H. Webb. Daniels. Miller, John D. Jones, President. Charles Denni?, Vice-President. W. H. H. Moore, 2d Vice-Prest. J. D. Hewlett, 3d Vice-Prest. J. H. Chapman, Secretary. Applications tor Insurance with tho above named Company received and forwarded bv John W. Hunger, Correspondent. apUdlm eo<19m& w6w STATEMENT OF TJUE CONDITION —OF THE— Howard Insurance Company OF NEW YORK, ec. 31,1866, to be filed in the office ot the Secretary of State of Maine. Cash Capital ad paid in.$500,000.00 Surplus Dec. 31, 1866. 118,468.89 9G1M.4UN.S9 ASSETS. Cash on hand and in Manhattan and Phoe nix National Banks. $26,683.26 Real Estate in City of New York. 90,000.00 United States Stocks and Bonds, at mar ket value. 267,300.00 New York State Stocks, market value_ 10,400.00 New York City and County Stocks, mar valuc. 72,250.00 King’s County Stocks, market value. 23,750.00 Bank Stocks, market value. 35,550.00 Loans on Mortgages on Real Estate in City of New York ami Brooklyn, being first liens, worth double the amount loaned thereon. 52,500.00 Loans on Stocks, (worth at market value $22,125). 18,750.00 Due from Agents. 1,906.83 Interest and Rents accrued, mostly paya ble January 1, 1867. 10,SC7.46 Unpaid Premiums. 2,542.34 Salvage Claims and rebate duties (over $10,000) estimated at. 6,000.00 $618,46^.89 LIABILITIES. For Unsettled Claims. $9,097.00 Unpaid Dividends and small balances. 253.12 $9,350,12 The only Agency of the Compwuy, in the State of Maine, is at Portland, JOHN D.| CAR ROLL, Agent. SAMUEL T. SKIDMORE, Pres. * HENRY A. OAKLEY, Vice Pres. STATE OF NEW YORK, 1 Qa City amt County of New York, ] 88* Samuel T. Skidmore, President, and Henry A. Oakley, Vice President of the Howard Insurance Company of said City, being severally sworn, do de pose and say, each for himself, that the foregoing within is a full, true and correct statement, of the affairs of the said Company; that the within describ ed investments, nor any part thereof, are made lor the benefit ot any individual exercising authority In the management of said Company, nor for any other person or persons wliatever, and that they are the above described officers of the said Company. SAM’L T. SKIDMORE, Pies. HENRY A. OAKLEY, Vice Pres. STATE OF NEW YORK, 1 uu City ami County of New York, J bH* On this twenty-ninth day of January, 1867, before me personally appeared Samuel T. Skidmore and Henry A. Oakley, known to mo to be the President and Vice President of the Howard Insurance Com pany ot the City of New York, as described in the foregoing instrument, and severally made oath that the contents ot the same subscribed by them, are true and correct in every particular, and that they have not withheld from the foregoing statement any material information whatever. [Sealfj JAS. CAMPBELL, Notarv Public, [Stamp.] City and County of New York. John B. Carroll, State Agent. Feb 1 ood.lw ISO Faro Street. BIHOV4L. Sparrow’s Insurance Office is this day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the new and commodious rooms NO. 06 EXCHANGE STREET, IN TIIE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where lie is now prepared to place insurance, in all its forms, ami for any amount, in companies second to no ethers on the globe, and on the most lavorable terms. Lir' Parties preferring first class insurance, are res pectfully invited to call. November 5. 1866. dtf L§. Twombler, General Insurance Broker, • would inform bis many friends and the publ’c generally that lie is prepared to continue tbe Insur ance Business as a Broker, and can place Fire, Lite and Marino Insurance to «ny extent in the best Com p mies in the United Stales. All business entrusted to my c re shall be faithfully attended to. Office at C. M. Bice’s Paper Store, No. 183 Fore St, where orders can be lelt. iull6tf 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 tbe oldest purely Mutual Lite Ins. Co. in America, we wish liitv good, active agents to work in tbe ditterent cities and villages throughout the State. None need apply unless good reference can be give. 1 lie Co. is 23 years old and has paid in Dividends $1,247,000 00 and over $2,000,000 00 in loss es by death. It has now a well-invested accumulated Capital of over $4,000,000 00. The Co. formerly made and paid its dividends once in live years. Ji Divi ienu will be made up in Nov. I860, and annually thereafter, and available one year trom date of Poli cy. Applications for local Agencies will be made to KUFUS SMALL & SON, Gen'l Agents, no21d3ui Biddefbrd, Me. __-I 1 —— J. DOW & SON, PORTLAND.MAINE, manufacturer* of Half Oak Crop Sole Leather, Bough and Finished "Baoks" & ‘‘Sides,” FOB BELTIXO! AIM, Bailer ftkim, Wn Groin, Split and talf Leather. £3P“Orders for Lea. Belting filled on moot fhvorable terms. janaidlw,*wtf .. dividend. A DIVIDEND of 10 j>cr cent, will be paid the stockholders of the Tug Warrior at the office of J. S. Winslow, January 15tb. janlOdtf j, 8. WINSLOW, Agent. DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. Tuesday Morning, February 12, 1867. Reeoadrndiau. The Slate governments authorized by Pres ident Johnson under the military power have proved their complete worthlessness. They have been unable or unwilling to afford pro tection to the loyalists of the South, thus fail ing in their first duty as local governments.— They have rejected the constitutional amend ment which might have paved the way to a re sumption of their former relations to the Na tional government. It was undoubtedly their privilege to accept or rgject that overture; but it is also the privilege of Congress to accept or reject these qiuui governments, to give them the standing of legitimate State governments or to leave them as they are, creatures of the executive fiat. There has been a great un willingness in Congress to set these govern ments aside. Some men indeed felt assured from the beginning, that nothing was to be expected of them; but the great majority hop ed they might be made useful in bridging the gulf which still separates the Northern and Southern States. It is too evident that they will serve no such purpose. Some other means must be adopted to restore those States to their normal relations to the nation. Some other means must be speedily provided to se cure to all their citizens the blessings of peace and good order. The bill for the reorganization of North Carolina, prepared by citizens of that State and introduced in Congress by Mr. Stevens, aimed at the formation of a new government by all the citizens instead of a part, and was so far better than Mr. Johnson’s experiment. The bill prepared by the Southern Republi cans and introduced by Mr. Ashley, proposed to supersede the present governments at once by the appointment of a Governor and Coun cil to assume their functions. The bill offer ed by Mr. Stevens last week proposes to sub ject these communities once more to military control. It is understood that this proposi tion is favorably regarded by military officers whose rank and set vices entitle their opinions to the highest consideration. Grant, Sheri dan, and Sickles are said to be convinced not merely of the propriety but of the necessity of the measure. If the leaders of Southern opinion cannot otherwise be made to compre hend their situation, it is time to let them understand that, they have been conquered. In some way the notion that they can dictate terms of settlement must be expelled from their minds. Tlxe work of restoration will then remain to be accomplished. There is no way in which it can be accomplished thoroughly and finally, save by an amendment to the national consti tution. If anything has been decided by the war, the decision must be recorded. The amendment which lias just been offered by Senator Dixon, at the President’s suggestion, has been so generally repudiated that it is un necessary to review it. It is acceptable neith er to the South or to the North. The Presi dent ought to know that he too is in no posi tion to dictate terms. In this form however the conditions of a renewed Union must be pre sented, and the President’s failure is not alto gether uninslructive. He has tried to please both parties and failed. It is impossible to please both parties. The amendment propos ed at the last session was not fully satisfac tory to the North; yet even that has been re jected by the Southern Legislatures. Why not now try to please ourselves Why not exeicise the right so dearly won, and dictate the terms of settlement ourselves ? How can wo refuse any longer, to assume the duty which is laid upon us ? It is the duty of Congress, after providing for the temporary government of these States, to draw up and arrange definitely the terms of their restoration. Not in anger, cot in a spirit of revenge, nor of self-willed obsti nacy, but calmly, deliberately, wisely, regard ing the past and the future. Let these terms, fully settled, be embodied in a better consti tutional amendment than that which the Leg islature of Maine has just ratified, and then let the Southern people understand that whether they accede to the requirement at ouce or wait a hundred years, it will not be changed. Throw the onus upon them and then, if they can wait we can. Transplanting Trees. Weliave no desire to engage in a controver sy—certainly not for the sake of carrying a point—with Mr. Dana, on the question wheth er, in transplanting a tree, its roots should be spread out upon the top of the ground where on it is to stand, and be there covered with soil, or whether it should be inserted just as much under the surface as Nature had placed it before its removal. He affirms the first— and he has a right to his opinion; we incline, to the last— with an equal right to ours. The readers of the Press can judge for themselves which theory, or rather which practice, is the l)C3t. \\ uere the ground Is naturally stiff and wet, and is not well underdrained, doubtless a tree will take root and grow better if it is commit ted to a bed built specially for its reception upon the general surface, in which its roots may spread and derive nourishment, without being obliged, during its lifetime, to descend into the cold and wet earth below. But such artificial mounds, which, it would seem, must be annually enlarged to accommodate the an nual extension of the roots, might be found quite as inconvenient and costly as a thorough underdrainage at the fust. After all, the roots will go down, in spite of all our surface attentions. They must go to a depth necessa ry to embed the tree in the solid earth with a sufficient hold to withstand the force of winds; and the rootlets must and will go down alter drink till they find water enough to supply the wants of trunk, limbs, and foli age. Did not these aqueous feeders go deeper than some people suppose, the tree would die of thirst whenever the surface was not thor oughly moist As it is, we seldom see a tree, however old or large, die in consequence of a drought, be (he soil ever so stiff; it expires only when its roots are impeded in their de scent by an impenetrable ledge of rock. Doubtless a transplanted tree, placed upon the surface, will be very thankful for an am ple covering of its roots with choice pulver ized mould, such as it would not find in the common soil around It; but it strikes us that if this rich mould were applied to the roots under the surface, in 9 cavity of ample di mensions, the tree would be more thankful still, as it would stand firmer in the earth, and enjoy a position as near as possible to that which dame Nature had wisely given it before. We may be wrong; probably we are as ig norant of the “principles” approved by Mc Intosh and Barron, as Mr. Dana presumes we are. Our acquaintance, we confess, is more with the opposite “principles” of Cob bett, Thatcher, kenrick, Buel, Fessenden and others; but in point of practice, which is the best test of principle, we have fouud, and we think most farmers and gardeners hereabouts have also found, that the old maxim tluce na t uni, is the surest and saiest to adopt. When we follow Nature in these matters we seldom err or lail in our endeavors. She always tells how much of a tree ought to be above the surface, by a mark which every one can sec upon the trunk as soon as it is taken from its original birthplace. And this rule we have never failed to find successful in our prac tice. The reason of this, however, may be, that in transplanting trees we have always had soil in good tilth, which is neither loo wet nor too dry. In a different soil, we should hesitate long before we left the for tunes of a tree exposed to a condition so doubtful of success. Alter setting outa tree, we notice Mr. Dana objects to “the nuisance of watering, which is almost always Injurious.” No soil should ever be applied to the roots of a transplanted tree whilst in a wet or clammy state. It should al ways be fine and light, but not absolutely dry. In this condition, a gentle watering will settle better about the spongioles than can be done by swaying and treading. This is Mr. Secre tary (ioodale’s idea. See bis report lor 1863, page 172: The boles being large enough to allow ev erj root its natural position, without bending or crowding, spread out the fibres in every di rection as widely aud evenly as possible, while Due mould is silled among them ■ one person holding the tree while another fills the hole. Let every root he in close contact with the soil, and no vacancy allowed. When nearly tilled, pour in a tew quarts of water from a watering pot to settle the earlli among the flue roots, and complete the tilling with d~y, mellow surface soil. Lindley, whom Mr. Dana seems to regard as authority, and whose “principles,’’ he com mends to our consideration,goes even turther than Mr. tioodale. Jo his "Theory ot Horticul ture,” page 294, he says: 15y many excellent planters, the advantage of delaying the roots with water, when newly planted, is much insisted on; and in the case of large plants, particularly evergreens, it is undoubtedly an essential process, partly be cause it causes the flagging aud injured roots to be immediately surrounded by an abundant supply of liquid food, which, if the operation be skilfully performed (see Macuab's Treatise p. 24 and 25), will not subsequently tail them; and partly because it is the only means we possessor embedding with certainly all the fibres in soil. When the earth Is reduced to a state of puddle it will settle round the finest roots, aud place them :is nearly as possible in the same condition, with regard to the soil, they were in before the plants were removed. With all due deference to the authority of Lindley, however, we should uever wish to ap ply puddle to the fibrous roots, lest, when it becomes in]anywise dry, the mortar should hake and crack, and thus deprive the rootlets of the power to penetrate the mass, and draw nour ishment from it. On this point, wc think Sir William Cobbett is nearer right than -Mr. Lindley, for he objects to watering altogether, or even waiting for a shower to perform the operation. In bis “American Gardener,” lie thus affirms: If possible, transplant when the ground is not wet; but here again, as in the ease of sow ing, let it be dug or deeply moved aud well broken immediately before you transplant into it. There is nferwtntaliou which takes place immediately after moving, and a dew arises that did not rise before. These greatly exceed, in power of causing the plant to strike, any thing to be obtained by rain on the plants at the time of planting, or planting in wet earth. * * 1 would prefer no rain for a month to rain at the time of planting.” We cheerfully submit the above authorities, together with the ideas of our friend Mr. Da na, and our own practice to the cousideration aud good judgment of the intelligent readers of the Press. Tbaxi. Leuan* Drawn from the Recent Christian Convention. [VVe print below the opening portion of a sermon written last week by the Rev. Mr Gage for the State street pulpit, but not preached in consequence of illness. All who are interested in the Christian Convention held last week will read it with pleasure.—Ed.] Acts, XI. 2C—And tlie disciplca were called Christians tlrst in Antioch. The same tendency to follow men and bear tlie names of men w hich we find in the disci ples of Christ in our time, was experienced at the first. Just as men say I am of John Cal vin, or I am of Francis Wayland, or I am of John Wesley, so at the first men said I am of Paul, or I of Peter, or I of James. Sectari anism is as old as the Gospel. It formed in stantly around the apostles, according as each man saw his own nature, temper, accomplish ments, character reflected In some one of those whom the Lord had ehosen as his ar mor bearers. Nor were they united, those sectarian leaders, in the bonds ot love; teuds were as bitter, party uames as odious, religious distinctions as burning, as any that we have ever known. Tlie most envenomed hate pos sessed the leaders ot the sects which at tlie very outset distracted ilio chuich. Yet in time they did come to-ellier, the followers of Christ. It was iu that rich and iiopulous city of Antioch; anil there, forgetting all party ties, all narrowness, all bigotries, they were first called by the highest name of all—Chrlst tiaus; they rose above the distinctions of disciple rank and stood under the sheltering protection of tlie Master; “'aud tlie disciples were called Christians first at Antioch." That was a momentous day in : he ancient world; but we have seen another memorable event iu the week just closed. When the his tory ot Maine shall one day be written there will stand this illustrious sentence: and the disciples of Maine were first called Christians at Portland. For tlie first time in the history ot this State, have ministers and laymen ol all denominations laid aside their theologies and ditlerences, and foregone ail denominational distinctions, and met, calling no man Master but Christ. It is au event whose significance the Portland people have by no means felt. The great crises of the world have no specta tors; they are as unobserved as the suurise; history alone 8‘vs and records their grandeur. Many have glanced over the accounts of this series of meetings aud legarded them with net half the attention which an agricultu ral tiiir would call out; many professed Christians have hardly taken pains to inquire what the Convention lias meant. And vet it has been the tolling Of the bell which ushers in a new era lor Maine; it is the accomplishment of what men twenty-five years ago longed tor, but looked forward to as a dream only to be accomplished in the sunny millennium. Within the past week, men hitherto sundered by barriers which seemed inexorable, have found them selves side by side, heart to heart, band in hand, speaking of the great thiugs in which they agree, but not lisping of the little things in which they differ. Baptists have forgotten an aooui close communion; or rather they have remembered it only to be in elute com munion with all other servants of Christ. Methodists have forgotten their- clo.elv welded and wondcrlul organization, and have cori lessed that no organization is so perfect as the whole, indissoluble Church of Christ. Con gregationalists have laid aside their cold for mality, their chilling, death-stricken “proprie ty,’ and have spoken like warm, liviug, pro gressive men. It has entered no ore’s thought to ask any mail’s denominational name; all that was needed to ensure a welcome at that Convention was “do yon love Christ, and do glory in bearing bis name V’ Never have I enjoyed more than during those two days. Not that the meetings were all that they will be when we have gone further in this direc tion ; but is has been a noble beginning In a needful direction. Maine is a great deal neat er the millennium than it was a week ago.— The churches have hitherto been cherishing that lalse and destructive opinion, that the weakness of one is the streugth of another; they have begun to see that the strength ot one is the strength of all; that no living church can be erected on the ruins ot another; that the most generous sympathy, the most cordial fraternity, the most mutual helpful ness, are the surest agents to effect the growth of ail. Hitherto church has set its tace against church; hant names have been tailed, harder feelings indulged, and the bitterness which has rankled between the various divi sions of the Church, have in some cases been more deeply seated than those between the Church and the world, between the piolessed friends of Christ aud the unprolessed ene mies. At the close of the convention held last week, it was resolved to he expedient that the delegates from churches outside of Portland should report to union gatherings tlie spirit of the meeting and a brief summary ol the lessons to be gathered up and carried away. It seems to be fitting that this should be done in Portland as well; not to union meetings, perhaps, but in the respective sanctuaries, lor probably not one persou in ten was a regular atteudaut at those sessions; a single church could not contain the 500 de.egates who were present and many hundreds ot the people ol the city beside. And they who were tiappy enough to be there, will I am sure welcome a briet review of the meetings, and a drawing lorth ot some of the lessons which were most available and practical. And the first and most obvious one is that there is such a thing possible as entire relig ious unity on a basis of mutual work, respect aud love. Grunted the groat fundamental is sues, the tact ot the deep, damning sin in the hum an heart, the need of a Divine Saviour and the work of the Holy Spiril, it was lound easy to come together and lay aside all other grounds of distinction, ft was found that the social differences which once divided the sec^ had been so far outgrown, that no man's accent, dress or address showed whether he was Congrcgationist, liaptist or Methodist. This was as we all know, once not the case. At this Convenl ion there was no notice taken whom one was hearing, and we sat down together as we shall sit down iu heaven I do not believe that intrigue and canning were at work there, that men were secretly plotting tor the interests ol their denomina tion ; they rose there to a higher plane, to a larger growth, they, were bretln en. Theyspoko the language of heaven. They foreshadowed the coming of that great invisible National church, not to be supported by r -sources ol the Republic, not to be officered by the Govern ment of the country, not to be a state machine like the national churches ot the Did World, but a church which shall be a national church nevertheless, a church which is to absorb all that is good and true and permanent in these our organizations, blending In one church, that ol the Future all existing elements of good. Do not allow yourselves to Imagine, brethren, I that these organizations with whose names | we are familiar are always to be. They w ill I not. Each was born out of some exigency into some opportunity, and destined when its j work is done lo (all into decay and die. Our j church has had a good work to do, nay has i it still, the projecting of the republican f-rin | ciple of self government into all these churches winch arc subject to the supreme control of I an ordained ministry. We know in part how j mightily this principle is working, how stroi g j tiie power ol the iaity has become and is be I coming in the two great bishop-governed j Protestant churches of our country, the Epis | copahan proper and the Methodist Episcopal. .k*‘",w.llo.'v mightily it is is working in mu. o?fytf.tla'\ church. It is a great end, • I . chenshuil and prayed lor; and yet Wll‘ one ‘lay be done, the itentruc bmrvr^°'°^ehur^ wil‘l,e accomplished. w££t w»?£ ^®r,at.WOrkof' ^egehiing (he es wj,.r .i^rre rrr; tz religion Will he needed, ministers will lie need ed, and the great work will go on. M n may not talk then at nil about Cougit-aie m churches, hut they will talk about the mi 1 Christian church, the great body of all beiiev ers. Ah, that will be a glorious day! hut the dawuiug has begun, and 1 rejoice at the discovery, 1 desire early togreet it and rejoice in it, as I would rise cany lo behold iflu splendor ol a summer sunrise. The pledge is before us, that it is a practical thing. We are no longer to pray lor it as an uncer tain thing, bui to pray ibr it as those who have seen its beginning, and are supported by the suie knowledge that tendencies (joint with unerring linger to lullilmeuts. home people aPPear to nave thought that Ihose mansions which Jesus says he has gone to prepare in heaven are fitted up witli vat ions degrees of spendor, and that over the door of this one is written For Congregationalists,over that, For Methodists, over that, For baptist*. Xo.breth ren; that tolly does not thrust Use It into heav en ; and in this past week we have become familiar with the tact that we can well dis pense with it here. I We give merely the heads ofthe remainder of this discourse, regretting that our limbs will not allow more. | —. The second lesson drawn Irom these meet ings has been that the great setter ot theo logical controversies, and better still the per manent well-spriug ot church lile and activity Is more VVokk, more aggressive, missionary effort in relieving ad forms ol su Bering und sin. d.That to accomplish this thechurches must organize as they have neyar done, must bud what each brother and sister can best do, and then set them iu that held which they can best tiik 4. Chat the churehes must recognize them selves and he recognized as tiie great moral jiower in the community; that Christ and his cross must he the center of all retorui and ail lite-giving activity. 6. And lastly that all work must be attempt ed iu absolute reliance upon that he ip Irom above wuich lalse religious have never had and which is the surest token 11.at the religion of Christ is Irom God. VARIETIES. —Iron ore is transported from Iron Moun tain, Missouri, to Pittsburgh, Penn., to bo manufactured, and is then returned to Mis souri to be sold. The St. Louis papers aro briskly agitating the establishment of iron manufactories to render this unnecessary. —The “Infuriated Bootjack,” is said to bo the title of a forthcoming novel from a Phila delphia publisher. —On the 5th ult., notwithstanding tho snow, the emperor and empress of the French walk ed in the groat avenue adjoining the palace of the Tuilleries, and when near the gates were saluted by the assembled crowds, with “Bonne auneel bonne aunee!" —Ida, Countess Hahn-Hahn, has recently published a novel entitled “Eudoxia,” which is of a religious characer, Uko ail her later writ ings, not very interesting, though abounding in plot and incident. —Mrs. Stowe has completed a story of “Now England Life of the last Generation.” Some ot her friends talk ol it as her masterpiece. It is said to be full of queer characters, ably aud humorously portrayed. It will not be pub lished uutil autumn. —The diamond Dickens lias made a “hit.” The first edition of live thousand was sold within a few days, and the supply Is not equal to the demand. —The Christmas dish in Austria is goose, of which immense numbers are slaughtered on that occasion. At Vienna the poultry dealers decorate their shop windows with those birds dressed up to represent in caricature individ uals of a momentary notoriety. This season the majority of geese figured as Marshal Ilcne dek or General Clam-Gallas. —The lake tunnel at Chicago is now com pleted, the chambers having been walled up and the whole bore lined and cemented. In a duy or two the link connecting a temporary well with tho tunnel proper will lie finished, and Chicago will be furnished with pure wa ter. —All German inscriptions on the (hops aud walls of several towns in the Trent district were effaced by the Italian inhabitants on New Year’s Day. The New York Evening <lazetto says that half of the manuscript of Henry Ward Becch | er s story is to be in the hands of his publisher this week. His title is reported to he The Call ot the Clergyman, aud will contain much of his life and many of bis experiences in the ear ly days ot the West, when he was poor and fighting his way through the world. He re ceives half of the sum named (twenty-five thousand dollars) for his book on the comple tion ol the manuscript, which will be ready be lore tho end of March. ^ —A contemporary says: A thief was lately caught breaking into a song. He had already got through two bars, vvlieu a policeman came up and hit him with a stave. Several notes Were found upon him. —A rustic who witnessed a picture of Wil liam Penn in treaty witli the Indians inform ed his companion: ‘ That 'ere is Benjamin Franklin treating the Injuns; I’ve been under that many a time myself. ” —Sleeping cars seem to be considered the best places for robbery now-a-days. Thieves appear to travel in them expressly, and steal from passengers during the night. Our ex changes chronicle many instances of the kind. It is stated that the new comic weekly before referred to will be issued in New York about the first of May, under the name ot The Mau of tho World. —A Mr. Seth Hunt of New York is build ing an immense shawl factory at Burlington! Vt. It will cost half a million. —The next Atlantic will coutain a politi cal article by Carl Scburz, and an account of Chicago by James Parton. —A writer in an English paper, after a long study of the facts in the matter, gives as his opinion that the repeal of the paper duty, by cheapening good periodicals, has almost extinguished the exciting and immoral publi cations of former days. —By an earthquake felt at Fort Kiamatli, Oregon, Jan. 8th, Kiamatli lake was reduced six feet, and Crooked Creek was completely dried up. There was quite a commotion in nature. The sky was darkened witli ashes and the air filled with sulphurous vapors. —Mr. N. P. Willis’s famous country scat on the Hudson was named in this way: It w:is a Portion of the lariu of Nathaniel Sands, a love ly, kindly, gentle old man, whoso sweet persuasive words from the high seat of the Quaker meeting have won many hearts to the peaceful faith he had espoused. He decided to sell the tract to Willis, naming some very moderate sum of money as its price, “because Nathaniel, it is only an idle wild.” “I will take it," said Willis, "and it shall be called Idle Wild.” —A sensation was caused in Oxford street, London, after the great snow, by the appear ance of a man driving a sleigh. —Dried artichoke is tho latest substitute for tobacco. Prince Arthur, now a boy of seventeen, en ters Woolwich Military Academy, this month as a cadet. Alfred was given to the navy, anil Arthur goes to the army. All right, as be’ was named after the Duke of Wellington, tho greatest of modern British geuorals. Perhaps the Prince may become a great soldier, as he lielongs to a line that used to turn out first rate lighting men. The last king of England who led an army on the battle-field—at Dct tingon—was Oeorge II., his great-great-great grand father. As Mr. Oldbuck says, it s a shame to tho English language that we have not a lrss Clumsy way of expressing arolntion ship, of which we have occasion to think and speak so frequently.” —A Spanish letter-writer my*:—“Whatever Cordova may liavo been in the ages past, it is one 01 the cleanest, most quiet and best flavor ed of Spanish towns I use the Isat adjective because Spanish towns usually rival Italian in their deposits ol filth in the gutters and the streets. ’Twas the earliest paved city in Eu rope, anil I should judge the original pavo 1 meats were here and that the ages hail pro duced no effect upon them beyond the sharp ening of the points," >