Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, February 12, 1867, Page 2

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated February 12, 1867 Page 2
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[From Harper’s Weekly, Feb. 9th.] t ousrcM nud ■oiprarfciuett. Until the report of the Judicary Committee is presented to the House the air will l>c thick with rumors of every kind from Wash ington. We are very glad, therefore, that Mr Wilson, the chairman of the Committee, liM stated that nobody but the members ol the Con u in tee know any thing about the progress of the investigation, and that all the reports in regard to it are wholly groundless. The Judiciary Committee is usually consid ered a very radical body, and it is probably the general impression that it will report in favor of impeachment. But it will be remembered that this much-abused Congress bas not been sw ift to take extreme action of any kind. Not- i withstanding great national excitement, am* the natural exasperation of the Legislature w ith an Executive w ho first betrayed auu then denounced; notwithstanding also its enormous majority, which enables it to dispense wain t he Presidential approval, the action ot the flnrty liinlh Congress has been singularly temperate. It knew that, at an epoch like this, time is the truest friend, for time only can reveal tlie cir cumstances upon which wise legislation can be based. Upon he one hand, Mr. Wendell Phillips charged it with hypocrisy and swind ling; upon the other, Mr. Raymond prayed it to leave its damnable laces and begin. But Congress waited and investigated and deliber ated, and time, which it trusted, has vindicat ed its wisdom. Had it decreed confiscation and territorial governments ami universal suf frage at its last session, it would have outrun public sympathy. But by proposing only the mild amendment it gave the country lull op portunity to learn the controlling facts of the situation, and won public opinion to its pres ent advanced position. During the last session there was much hot ami ioolish declamation, but the decisions were deliberately and w isely made. Mr. Thaddeus Stevens was called the leader of the House.— lie unbridled his tongue ami urged summary measures; but of all his serious plans, during a session ol seven months, Congress adopted but one—the appointment of a Recon- tructiou Committee. Rivaling tlie wise patience ot Mr. Lincoln, it endured the sneers of all its. eue" mies and the adjurations of some of its friends. We confide, therefore, in the wise report ol the Judiciary Committee and the subsequent action of Congress. Should the Committee de cide not only that the evidence authorizes im peachment, but that circumstances render it desirable, we have no doubt that the testimony and arguments will Is? so fully and fairly stat ed as to command public approval; and we presume that upon the presentation of such a report tin? House will defer action until it can ascertain the feeling of the country. There is probably little difference of opinion among loyal men as to tlie usurpation by the Executive ot tin? functions of the Legislature. Bui as it is not generally believed to have had originally a bad intention, and as it has been wholly defeated in its perilous tendency, it is questionable whether upon that ground alone impeachment would be expedient. There is equally little doubt of tlie illegal dispensation ol the prerogative of the Senate by the Execu tive action in official appointments. But that is with ample precedent, and is a disputed point upon which impeachment is plainly in expedient. More ominous was the Presiden tial conduct at the lime of the New Orleans massacre. If it shall clearly appear that un der any pretense whatever the President of the United States connived at the slaughter of citizens peaceably assembled for discussion, the public indignation wTH be profound, but it w ill uot uecessariiy regard impeachment as the wisest policy. A ml if the Committee shall show by ample evidence that the pacification of the country is impeded or paralysed by the unconstitutional passivity of the President in executing laws of the most vital necessity, and that the attitude of the Judiciary leaves no reasonable doubt that for the whole ccrm ol the next Congress the present condition must continue, the question for tlie country will be simply whether it is more expedient to worry through than to set the precedent of impeach ment. The peril of the precedent is probably the strongest popular argument against impeach ment lor any cause less than that of an open and palpable attempt to subvert tin* Govern ment by force. The argument is, that all other attempts are mainly inferential, and therefore doubtful; and that if an impeach ment be carried for any such cause, an extreme Constitutional remedy becomes at ouce au or dinary party measure. Such an argument is very powerful. It demands very careful reflec tion. But ou the other hand, it must uot lx? forgotten that every grave political measure creates a precedent; and that although a precedent is always in danger of being abused, yet that iu this country there is less peril tl au elsewhere, because we may always count upon the increasing intelligence and good sense of the people not to abuse it. The session is so nearly at an end thatit may be doubted whether the present Congress is likely to take final action upon the subject.— But as the next Congress is composed of many if not most, ol the sitting members, it may be assumed that no very serious change of opin ion is likely to occur. General Butler, of course, will dispute Mr. Stevens’s laurels; but the General will learn the lesson which has been very forcibly taught Mr. Stevens, that Congress follows no other leader thau the con viction and intelligence of the country. In view’ of every contingency, however, if the im peachment should finally be carried, and it were thought best to suspend the President from his functions during the trial, there is no man whose temporary occupation of the Exec utive office would inspire greater confidence in the country thau Senator Fessenden. 4>r<-nl» lor ibu French £xponiii«n. The following circular has been issued by the Commissioner of Agriculture: Department of Agriculture, > Wasuinuton, Jan. 2b, is«7.1 Sxn:—Your prompt and active co-operation is respectfully solicited in furtherance of the object ol ibe following joint resolution of Con gress, approved January 11, 1807: | PUBLIC RESOLUTION—NO. 2.] "A resolution to provide for the exhibition of ttie cereal productions of the l1 nited States at the Pans Exposition in April next. “ dissolved by Uie Senate and House of diepre sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Commissioner rf Agriculture he, ami ho is hereby, instructed to Col.ecl aud prepare,so far as practicable,and with as little delay as possible, suitable specimens of the cereal productions ol the several States of the Union, for exhibition at the Paris Exposi tion, and forward (he same in proper order and condition lor shipment to J. C. Derby, agent of the United Stales Government for the Pans Exposition, at New York: Prodded, that “it. shall require no further appropriation from the public treasury.” An exhibition such as is proposed of the finest samples ol the best varieties of wbeat, corn, and other cereals, would < omrnand the’ admiration oi Europe, as it would assuredly arouse the piide of all Americans, and I re gret that this department lias not been au thorised to make collections for this purpose until the present time. The Exposition opens on the urst of April, aud collections should be sent in a few days from the recep tion of tills request to be in season for prop er arrangement, packing, forwarding to New York, and transportation to Paris. You will render the couulry essential service by inline diale and judicious acliou in this matter. It is desirable that small packages ot the finest samples of the best varieties ol such products ot your neighborhood should be for warded, by mail, in packages of two pounds or less, each distinctly marked with name, donor, local name, and county and State in which it was grown. Such packages, addressed to the Commis sioner ot Agriculture, can lie sent without postage from any post office in the United Sta'es. As it will he seen, the resolution makes no appropriation for this purpose; therefore, parcels should not be sent by ex press in any case, uiness at the expense ot communities represented. Very respectfully, Isaac Newton, Commissioner. A Saxon Coiinul-twrnrral in C'oiarl. A CURIOUS CASE. A singular case is recorded as having been brought before the Supreme Court of New York last week, The report is thus given iu the Times:— Francis M. Bixby t'S. Leopold Schmidt, &c.— This was a motion for an order to compel the delendeut Schmidt, who is alleged to be Act ing Consul-General of Saxony, to attend iu Court and be examined before trial, he being a party. The motion is based on sections 390 and 391 of the Code. Mr. Lapaugh, counsel for the Prussian Government, appeared to op pose the motion. He insisted that under the constitution and provisions of the Judiciary Act of 1789. the jurisdiction over foreign con suls is vested exclusively in the United States Courts, and that there is no way whereby a State Court can acquire any jurisdiction what ever. The Court suggested tlat iu accordance with a decision made by him in a similar case which came before him in 1800, he would hold that a foreign Consul could not be compelled to appear in a State Court, and that he could be prosecuted only iu a Federal Court. But the Justice said he would raise the point that the prooftof the defendant being a Consul was not sufficient. It was claimed by plain tiff that Saxony, hav ing been absorbed iu Prussia, by that act the Exequaturs ot Saxon Consuls were revoked. Defendant's counsel said that while Hanover and some other States had been absolutely ab solved, Saxony had retained much of her right to self-government, th * King of Saxony still having the power to appoint Ins Miristersand Consuls. Tiie counsel for the plaintiff insisted on Mr Lapaugh making an affidavit as to the fact that the defendant, Schmidt, was the acting Consul-General for Saxony, resident in this city. Mr. Lapaugh suggested that there was cer tain correspondence now iu progress, and that inquiries hud becu made of Baron von Geroit the Prussian Envoy at Washington, and until an answer had been received, lie desired to lx* relieved from making an affidavit. A post ponement of a lew days, he thought, would be proper. Xi, was finally determined that t he further hearing of the motion be adjourned to Friday, the 15th inst. District of Columbia.—The discussion in the Senate on Saturday was mainly on bills re lating to the District of Columbia. One of these bills was to so extend the charter of the News Boys’ Home, of which Mrs. Samuel Hooper is the head, as to give its managers au thority to take charge of destitute children abandoned by their parent., Iteverdy J„hn .on objected to tins, iu behalf of the Iioman Citholies, unless a proviso was added »'» ndoned children should he delivered ths religious denomination to which their** t0 fill , belonged, if Claimed by that dent nbnl tio-1. There not being a quorum of Sen; tors jpre<ent, no vote was taken on the auuendn cut, The I.ktmh) 1.1411 or l.nn ({w'.lioii. 1EARTNU I;EFO»r: TI1E .10IST COMMITTEE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS LEU IS I. AXE JUS. The Joint Special Committee of tile Massa thusctts Legislature on the matter of a license iquor law held a public bearing last week, up >11 a bill to regulate the sale of intoxicating 1 rinks prepared by Bev. B. F. Clark of North Chelmsford, and introduced in the House of [representatives some weeks since by Mr. Hey cood ot Concord. We copy from the report of he Huston Journal; lu*v. Mr. Clark appeared before the commit -ee and urged that his hill sliould be reported or the consideration of the Legislature. He Taimed that he came before the committee in ;he interest of temperance. The temperance •v liich he wished t-o defend is the opposite of Irunkcuness. To advance this cause lie did not propose to repeal the present prohibitory law?, but to leave them in full force against un licensed parties; to attach to the laws a law regulating the sale of intoxicating drinks by a stringent license law, which shall impose a heavy tax upon the licensed parties, togeth er with severe restrictions and heavy bonds, which, together with the license, shall be for feited if the sales are not made in accordance w ith the restrictions. To accomp ish this lie has caused a hill to be framed and introduced into the Legislature hv Mr. lley wood of Con cord, which he explained briefly. The act leaves it to the discretion ot a majority of any town or city whether they will keep in force the present laws or license the sale of liquors. He believed that this inode would greatly pro mote the cause of temperance, by licensing the amount of the sale; by so regulating the'sale that what is sold will do verv much less rnis ,jhn t. It would lessen the drunkenness, stop night selling and Sunday selling, and stop the iale to minors. His bill resembled somewhat £*.e?h18? luw York. He then consid ered the two plans ot prohibition and regula c^al*ulng that the former plan had proved »oth a tailure and a disaster. Drinking habits, notwithstanding its stringent provisions, are greatly on the increase, which he substantiates by statistics from the report of the Chief of Doliee ol Hoston and other sources. Thu speaker then traced theorigiu and work ings of the present liquor laws, and the estab lishment ot the Constabulary, claiming that by the requests ot tl.e friends of prohibition of the Legislature tor increased facilities for carryiug out the laws; by increasing the Con stabulary force, the enactment of jury bills, and their present demand for supremacy ot tlie Constabulary over the City l'ulice, the failure ot the preseut laws is demonstrated as prohib itory laws. lie then considered tlieir disastrous effects upon tlie temperance cause. Depending upon the law to remove tlie evils of intemperance, moral effort began to be relaxed by the friends ol temperance. At the passage of the first law in 1852, men who were only moderate drinkers and had kept only a small quantity at a time in their houses, increased largely the quantity and became immoderate drinkers.— Again, young men and boys took advantage of tlie secluded places to commence the habit of drinking when they were free from observa tion. Private drinking clubs formed, especial ly in larger cities, as a safe resort, was another evil and disastrous result of the passage of the first law. The impossibility of enforcing, and the bold disregard of tlie law, has destroyed the sacred ness of law generally. It had been disastrous by an increase of hypocrisy, espe cially among politicians and legislators. He hail been credibly informed that members ot the Legislature in ibis .State had voted for stringent prohibitory Jaws, and within fifty minutes had been seen to take their glass of liquor. lie then considered the laws in regard to their prohibition of tlie sale of cider, ale, por ter and wine, and presented tlie scripture ar guments of a large number of good men who conscientiously believed in tlieir use, who con sequently would refuse their support to such laws. He presented tlie arguments which they adduced from tlie Scriptures as theirs, and not his, claiming for himself personal total absti nence for a third of a century. It lias been said on a previous occasion that if our Saviour should repeat bis first miracle at the present time, lie would be liable to indictment by the laws of the Commonwealth. He urged the utter impossibility and impracticability of en forcing the law, esjiecially with regard to large dealers and hotel proprietors. He then presented ms plan, and refuted ibe common assertion that “no right existed to li cense an evil,” and claimed that there was no evil 111 the sale itself, the evil oulv commencing when the liquor comes into the' hands of the purchaser. He referred to the Excise law of New York as a virtual acknowledgement by thu friends ol temperance there that it was right to license an evil. He claimed that the temperance cause could be best advanced in connection with a license Jaw, and illustrated Ins point by referring to tbe feeble license law ill this .State ill 182ti, and in later years when the temperance reformation was the most suc cessful. He recommended to the considera tion ef the Committee the subject of some se vere regulations in regard to the manufacture ot liquors and the prevention ot the jioison ous adulteration ot them, although he had not wished to complicate his bill by an introduc tion into it of a clause to that effect. He urg ed further the great revenue which would come into the treasury of the Commonwealth by a license law at a time when a revenue was so greatly needed. iL u ’ ‘’pcoivci ui^cu ins juaii iur a toll consideration of the Legislature,declar ing that he believed the time was soon com ing when it would he adopted, for the fieople of the State generally were becoming thorough ly dissatisfied with the present plau. At the conclusion of Itev. Mr. Clark’s re marks, which occupied about an hour and a half, William B. Spooner addressed the Com mittee in opposition to a license law, and in reply to the previous speaker. Considering the statistics furnished in the report of the Chief of Police of this city, he claimed that anything desired could be proved from there. A number of years ago 11,000 cases of arrests lor drunkenness were reported in this city, and the following year only about one-sixth of that number, lor the reason that the fact of taking persons to the station houses in an intoxicated condition was found not to con stitute an arrest. The objections of Mr. Spoon er to the arguments of the previous speaker were that the liquors to be dealt with at present had no similarity to the wine of the time of our Savior; that there was nothing brought forward to prove that the eause of temperance had been advanced more in New York, Pennsylvania and other States where a license law exists, than in Maine, New Hamp shire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and other States where prohibitory laws exist. He should bring forward facts at future hearing to prove that when a license law existed in Boston and six huudred liquor places were licensed three and fonr hundred unlicensed places constantly exhisted, and were seldom or ever prosecuted. Kev. Mr. Clark followed in reply. The reason why unlicensed parlies had not been previously generally' prosecuted, was because of the small peualtiesjeixsting—a license costing only about #1 20, and no bonds forfeited. Be ilis own hill so high a price is to he paid for t he privilege ot selling that the licensed parties will combine to protect their own interests. He knew of a large u umber of ministers who sympathized in his movement and agreed with him in his convictions. Iri reply to a question as to whether ho knew of any members of the State temperance or ganizations who favored a license Jaw, he re plied that he did many, especially from the Good Templars. ~ Mr. Theodore Voelkers, who was sittingnear Mr. Clark, arose anil told him that he oould re fer to him as not only a Good Templar, but al so a reformed drunkard, who lavored a license law and who desired to address the Committee n its favor at some tuture time. The next learing will he on the 19tli instuut. The Boston Collectohship.—The noutina iou of Mr. George Bancroft for Collector of .he portoi Boston in place of Gen. Couch, who ailed to he confirmed by the Senate, is stated A> have been so unexpected at Washington hat it was at first believed to lie a mistake of name for George Ashmuii; hut it proved that the President had really nominated the histo rian. The Boston papers express some surprise that the President could find neither in Bos ton, nor in Massachusetts, nor yet in all New England a man fitted to the place. Mr. Ban croft has held the position before, having been appointed by Van Buren, in 1838, and he dis chrged its duties in a very efficient manner, giving satisfaction to the merchants generally. It is doubtful if he will accept the place, but should he do so his confirmation is hardly a contingency, and he will no doubt make a pop ular Colleotor. Snow in Northern New Hampshire. In Ilymouth, N. H., and vicinity, there is now only about eight or nine inches of snow. Far ther north, at Haverhill, there are only four or five inches on an average. In many places in that section the pastures and fields are nearly half bare. At Littleton, Franconia and far ther up the sleighing is only tolerable, with indications of its soon giving ont. As regards the amount of snow, it has been an unusual winter for northern New Hampshire. Personal.—Mr. Bayard Taylor and his fam ily sailed from New York on Saturday in the steamer Union for Southampton. It is Mr Taylor’s intention to remain abroad for aHout a year and a half, spending the CHsuing spring and summer in Germany, and the autumn anil winter in Italy. He will also make short jour neys to places not heretofore visited by him,— Sicily, the Balearic Isles, etc.,—for the purpose of writing a series of papers in the Atlantic Monthly. The Navv Yard for Iron Clads.—The Philadelphians assert that the Navy Yard for iron-ctads is to be located at League Island, and arrangements have been concluded with Ihe rival claimants at New London by which that place is to be selected as the location for the Naval Academy, which is to be removed from the seeesh sympathizing city of Annapo lis. The Prussian Government is announced to have put in execution a system of espionage over the mails, and to have taken out ol them various United States papers addressed to Americans now iu Paris. Beal or fancied re flections on Prussian policy are said to be the cause of this violation of the mails. —Turkey is troubled with, what Theodore Hook used to call, a complaint of the chest;— ‘an unexampled shortness of chips,” as an other authority has it. She’s out of tin, and em’t pay even her current charges, This is bul fora nation that has so much war matter o n its hands, for war is luxurious, aud will bve on nothing but blood and gold. -I- .9- W 11 "lllJ" 11 " — PORTLAND AND 11C1N1TT. Wcw A(Iverti<u-imnt«t To-Day. 81'EC IAI* NOTICE COLUMN. Boots and Slioes-rT. K. Moseley & Co. ENTERTAINMENT COLUMN. Grand Valentine Bill—Ocean Associates. AUCTION COLUMN. Valuable Ileal Estate—Ilenry Hailey & 0ou. NEW advertisement oodumn. Wanted—Flour Barrels. Lost—Bosom Fin. House for Sale. Removal—A. L. Webb. ... Furniture—<’lias. B. Wluttcmore. Wanted—Machine Girls. To Let—Store on Chestnut Street. THE COURTS^ UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT. FKBRl’AKY TERM—Jl’IXtF. FOX PRESIDING. Monday.—Iii the ease of Uuited States v. W illiam Foster, in which a verdict for defendant had been rendered at the last term of the Court, a motion made for a new trial by the District. Attorney, was argued b>’ District Attorney Talboi in tavor of the motion, and by Johu Rand, Esq., against it. Decision re served. Court adjourned to ten o’clock Tuesday morning. Death of William Cutter.—William Cut ter, Esq., formerly of this city, son ol the late Hon. Levi Cutter, dieil last Friday in Brook lyn, N. Y., at the age of (>5 years. Mr. Cutter was a man of poetic mind and many of his liymus and secular pieces have been published. In 1829, when he resided here, he delivered a poem entitled “Truth,” before the Portland Forensic Club, which was receiv ed with enthusiasm. He declined having it published, though a copy was requested by the Association before whom it was delivered. For thirty years past he has resided iu New York. He leaves a wile, daughter of the lato Capt. John Dicks, of this city, aud live children. No one that knew William Cutter but that will larneut his death. Tide Taules.—We have received from the Coast Survey Office at Washington tables giv ing the time aud height of both the day and night tides at the principal ports on the At lantic aud Pacific coasts of the United States, for every day iu the year 1807. The height is reckoned from the level of average low water to which soundings are given on the Coast Sur vey charts, and both the time aud height are computed from tables deduced from long se ries of observations. The leading ports in Maine are Eastport and Portland, and correc tions are given to lie applied for seven teen oth er porta in the State. The tables may be ob tained of Messrs. Lowell & Senter in this city for 25c. Personal.—We had the pleasure yesterday, ot taking by the hand, and ot having an ex tended interview with, our friend, one; of the founders and loriner editor of tho Press, John T. Gilman, Esq,, who, for a year past, has been in the Canada oil region. He is in excellent health, and does not abate one jot in liis radi calism. His accounts of the region where he has been, and of the prospects of the oil wells are very interesting, and we hope he will favor us with some of them. Detention.—In consequence of the ice on the track of the k^aine Central Railroad, which required imineuse labor to remove, the passenger and mail train from Bangor to this city, yesterday, was detained three hours, anil did not arrive here until 5 o'clock, P. M. The Grand Trunk train was nearly two hours behind time. The Portland & Kennebec train arrived on time. Temperance Convention.—All persons de siring to attend the convention at Cape Eliza beth to-day, are informed, that through the kindness of the agent and captain of the steam ferry boat, a return trip will be made at the close of the evening session. Turn out,friends and give them a load. The authorities at home lay us under in junction, when making grocery purchases, to buy with reference to clothes-washing and house-cleaning purposes, nothing else than the Steam Refined Soaps, affirming them to be jnst what we find them in office use, nejilus ultra. d&wlt Death of Mrs. Wingate.—Mrs. Wingate, the venerable releet of the late Cren. Joshua Wingate, died in this city yesterday at the res idence of her son-in-law, Col. Charles Q. Clapp, at the advanced age of eighty-five yoisrs. She lia9 been in feeble health for some time. Martha Washington Levee.—The net re ceipts at the tea party at Lincoln Hall, last week, given by the Martha Washingtons, amounted to $130. Ocean Steamer.—The Steamship Moravian which left Liverpool 20th ult., for this port, put in to St. John short of coal. She was to leave St. John yesterday for this port. Wellcome prepares the most valuable pain curer we ever had in our store.” So says W. F. Phillips. Those who use it reiuse all others. jan7dlawtf The Price «f Money. The House of Representatives at Augusta is a very conservative body. It has not only re fused to amend the marriage laws so as to make valid marriage contracts between persons of different races, contracts which one of our own Senators has taken the responsibility to sol emnize on occasion, hut has also refused to re peal or amend the usury law. Mr. Atkinson of Embden appears to be the leader of the House in this matter of keeping obsolete laws upon the statute book. At least ho was the principal speaker on l»oth occasions. It is rather humiliating when Massachusetts has just repealed her usury laws, to find a Maine Legislature so obstinately heut on maintain ing a policy as wise and useful as would be an act requiring the sun to rise at six o’clock all the year round. We give below the arguments on both sides; Mr. Stetson of Bangor said that he was un willing that this question should come to a vote without something being said upon it. lie regarded every usury law as a humbug, a sham and an imposition. There are various kinds of humbugs—religious, political and legal. This is a legal humbug. It purports to do what it does not do and cannot do. It professes to pro tect the poor man from the grasp of the Shy lock. It professes to encourage the young man iu his efforts to improve his condition. It does neither. It is based upon the false assump tion that wre are not able to look out for our in terests regarding money as much as when we purchase other goods. We can protect our selves and should be allowed to do so. We claim the right of minding our own business and governing our own affairs. We are not children to be watched. The Yankee is shrewd and knows how to make bargains as well for money as other articles. Usury law s are based on the old theory that the masses of die people need to he governed and that the lew should govern them. This is not the theory we believe in. We claim to be a democracy and not an aristocracy. This is uot simply a harmless, but it is au in genious humbug. It is injurious to the very persons whose interests it proposes to protect. Instead of regulating and decreasing the rate of interest, it serves to increase it. That the law is continually violated is well known, and ev ery one who lends money at a higher than the legal rate, knows that he is breaking the law, and that lie cannot lawfully collect it. Such risks increase the rate of interest. The law al so keeps irom the market the money of such capitalists as are restrained by conscientious scruples, from taking more than the law al lows, and thus competition is discouraged, and the business of money lending is placed in the 1 lands of unprincipled and soulless speculators. The sharpers do not ask for the repeal of this law. It operates to- their advantage. They are enabled to get a higher rate in consequence of its remaining on the statute book. Again he was opposed to the retention of this law, because it does not recognize tlie dis tinction between good security and had. In the great money markets, loans can lie obtain ed witli good collateral security at six per cent. A good endorsed note commands seven per cent at present, while on notes with less secur ity money lenders can obtain from nine to ten; but our usury law assumes to fix the rate of all classes of people at the same figure. In another respect the law is a humbug. It pretends to a moral influence, and to restrain money lenders from taking undue advantage of their customers. Instead of this it has in lact an opposite tendency. It holds out to tlie borrower inducements to break his contract, as it assures hint that the law will protect him in refusing to pay tlie inlerest lie lias agreed to pay. It induces the lender to add au extra per cent, to his rate on account of the risk lie runs, and thus it is immoral in its tendency both for the borrower and lender. It is a well settled principle of political econ omy that all legislation in respeet to money should rest upon the same general grounds as the laws which govern the sale of other arti cles, and what makes this so stupendous a humbug is the declaration that this article which is constantly varying in price, shall not vary at all. It intends and purports to say one thing while its effect is exactly the opposite. He hoped the House would set its face against tins obsolete and inoperative law. Mr. Frye of Lewiston made some excellent remarks on the same side, which we are obliged to omit. Mr. Atkinson of Enibden, replied briefly, ridiculing the idea that a repeal was for the interest of the poor man. None such have ask ed for it. The gentleman irom Lewiston is “Law Officer of the Crowu” and he speaks as a lawyer. He thought the greatest humbug of this matter was that any should pretend to advance the idea that any poor man will be benefited by a repeal of tne law. The House was so well satisfied with Mr. At kinson’s logic that it immediately proceeded to vote against the proposed reform, yeas 56, nays 73. A sleigh riding party visited Kenyon, Ohio, one day last week, when the young mep became so much intoxicated that the ladies paid tlie bill, took the teams and drove home without them, THE NT ATE. The Bangor Whig says Ruins Dare, of that jity, had stolen from liis barn on Friday night ast, a cost valued at seventy-live dollars. He employed the services of officer Walker on Sat urday forenoon. The officer found the cow in i hovel in Orono belonging to Joseph Peavy. fhe officer obtained a warrant and arrested Peavy. He stated he bought the cow of an Englishman the day before for fifty dollars, l'he officer obtained a description of the man und arrested him in the road on Hathorn Mead i>w Saturday night. He says his name is John McMullen, and that he bought the cow in Ureenbusb on Thursday. —The Macliias Republican says a man by the name of Bryant, becoming dissatisfied with bis wife, last week, called upon an auctioneer aud the wife and the furniture in liis house were sold at public auction. The wife wTas sold for ten dollars. Sometime before next morning the husband and wife made up their troubles, and Bryant refused to deliver to the purchaser the wife and furniture. —The Bath Times says the books are now open in that city for the purpose of receiving subscriptions to the capital stock of the lvnox and Lincoln Railroad Company. The first meeting of the corporation and stock holders is to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19th, at Damar iscotta. _ The West Anhnru Tragedy. THE prisoner's confession. Permission having been given to publish the leading facts in the confession of Clifton Har ris, the negro now under arrest as one of the murderers of the two aged women at West Auburn, the Journal gives the following: In general terms it may be stated that the negro says that the subject was broached to him on the evening of Wednesday while re turning from Lewiston, by the man whom he implicates in the confession, who held out to him the inducement that Mrs. Kinsley had a large amount ol money in her house, and also suggested another inducement which shall be nameless. In brief the confession represents that while the particular object of entering the house was robbery, he had no idea that murder was in tended, or would lie found necessary, however it may have been with the accomplice, Other rircuinstanocs indicate that the accomplice foresaw the possibility of having to resort to this extreme wickedness, and provided the means for it. In short that the plan was to have the money anyway, and if he could make the yvouieu tell where it was and get away without tlioir recognizing the parties engaged in the roblieiy, then the inmates were not to be killed. Kut if they were recognized, then both women were to be put out of the way. The negro proceeds at first to give an account of his movements Wednesday evening of the night of the murder, substantially as already reported ill these columns. He came to this city with Mr. W. H. Keith’s horse aud sleigh, alone, visited several friends, obtained a pint bottle full of whiskey, aud fortified himself with tour drinks during the eveuiug, leaving tins city to return home, about 1) o'clock, where be arrived near the hour of ten. Mr. Keith lives about half a mile beyond the place ol the murder. After taking care of the horse ho went to his room at Mr. Keith’s, and soon all was quiet in the house aud all peacefully sleeping but the negro who, excited with the liquor, was awaiting tile hour of midnight, ap pointed as the time toexecutethe bloody wick. The prisoner alleges that he soon met his ac complice alter leaving the house, which he did stealthily, without making any noise or creat ing disturbance, in It is stocking feet, carrying bis boots in liis bauds. The parties (the confession goes on) at once proceeded to the rear of Mrs. Kinsley’s house, well aware that there, then, were only the two old ladies, quietly ami unsuspectingly asleep within, beside their little worldly treasure on whose possession these birds of prey were bent, and understanding also in just what room they slept. On reaching the rear of the house the negro tore off a loose board from the privy, and at tempted to get in, hut found t lie opening rath er small. He then took otf his coat and threw it into the privy, and renewed his attempt with better success. On reaching the interior he at once proceeded to and uuhaspedthe shed door, and let in his accomplice, who, mean time, lia<t passed around to the front of the shed. The negro, after letting his accomplice into the shed, leturued to find his cap, which lie had left in the privy, having thrown it in with his coat before crawling in. After fumbling about a few moments lie found it. The privy, as may hero be said, as will he seen by reference to the plan, can be seeu from the highway, being on the end of the shed aud cutered from it. Mean time, as the negro alleges, his accom plice, armed with a hatchet ami knife, he him self having no weapons, went ahead through tile rear entry door leading into the shed, into the house. When the negro returned with his cap, he passed through the doors band d, which had been opened by liis accomplice; into the kitchen, and from thence through the door e into tlic sitting room, where he heard proceed ing from the room l, where Mrs. Kinsley slept, the door being open, the shriek and cry, “ Pol ly, Polly, come bere,” Polly being the given name ot Miss Caswell, who was sleeping iu the room K. The accomplice, mean time, seems to have entered the room of Mrs. Kinsley, reaching it. of course, from the shed, through the doors above named, of which the door, d, was the on ly one fastened, undoubtedly opening that by lifting it up so as to raise the latch above the catch. It was so dark in the house that no ob ject could be plainly discerned. It may be mentioned here that the negro states that the accomplice ou reaching the sit ting room, as the former afterwards ascertain ed, laid his hatchet upon the lounge and pro ceeded at once to Mrs. Kinsley’s bed room op ening into the sitting room, finding her peace fully sleeping. He immediately moved to her bedside aud seized her with liis hands. Just then it was she shrieked aud cried, “ Polly, Polly, come bere,” aud the negro appeared on the scene. As soou as tlic shrieks were made and the plan thus spoiled, the accomplice seized a chair and struck Mrs. Kinsley with it over her head, demanding to know where the money was. At first Mrs. K. said that “her daughter had all the money with her down to Lewiston.” The negro then appeared upon the stage, aud the demand was repeated, when she indicated it was at the head of the bed, in a closet iu that place. The negro then opened the passage way door leading from the lied room into another room at the right, and searched the passage way in every part, lint could find nothing. The money was really in a trunk on a bureau in this room beyond, and there was a second door in the passage way opening directly into the room. The negro missed it, supposing that the passage way was only a closet, while it was both a|passage way and closet. While tlie negro was searching for the money, Polly Caswell, aroused by the cry, arose, came out into tlie silting room, aud proceeded to tlie mantle piece where she was trying to light a lamp. The accomplice, hearing Polly coming out, left the bedside of Mrs. Kinsley, the latter be ing partially insensible, and passing out of the bedroom— leaving the negro there—stealthily tip-toed up behind Polly, who stood back to by the mantel piece, and struck her on the head with, as is supposed, the hatchet, This felled her to the floor; aud the accomplice left tier, supposing she was dead. Tt was there that the pool of blood was found on the door. While the accomplice was disposing of Miss Caswell. Mrs. Kinsley began to move, as though attempting to get out of tlie bed, when the ne gro turned upon her, and gave her a heavy blow with the chair, which felled her senseless back upon her bed. J he accomplice then returned to the bed room, ami demand was again made for the money, hut no response was received. Mrs. Kinsley was still alive, but perhaps in a swoon. Her pockets and closet were again searched. While the negro was searching the closet the accomplice was on the bed with the half-dead Mrs. Kinsley, and what happened there the negro does not pretend to have personal knowl edge of. At this point Polly, who had been left for dead, by the mantle-piece, was discovered up and moving across the lloor towards her room, her white night clothes making her visible in the dim moonlight. The negro went out to take care of her and seining a chair, struck her ami at last felled her in the door-way, where she j was found. llcturniug to Mrs. Kinsley’s bed-room, the negro found that the accomplice had made way with Mrs. K. by stabbing her in the neck. The negro was then sent for a light—all the tran sactions above detailed having been in the dark,

lie proceeded to the kitchen, but iu trying to obtain a match he upset the match-box, and it turned out that neither ol the murderers could light a lamp. Having satisfied theinselws of this, alter some immaterial incidents, they sat down together upon the lounge in the sitting room and talked over the money matter. Alter sitting there a short time, the negro said, ‘It is of no use to stay here, we can’t find the money; whereupon they Kith arose and l ift the house by the back door. i J*eKru asserts that when he entered the house he had not the least idea that murder was contemplated, but when the work was com menced he says, “he did his part.** ^ there was no attempt to set fire to the buildings. The detective was satis bed previously from the inspection of the pile of burnt wood found in the shed, that it was simply something taken from a stove. I here was no light iu the house during the execution ol the terrible tragedy, and no at tempt on the part of the murderers to wash themselves there or divest themselves of any clothing. It was about 2 o’clock A. M., when the mur clerers finished their work. 'I he above are the essential points of the ne Kio s confession, although of course some of his statements, which bear upon the question as to who was his accomplice, are properly with held for the present, by the officers * ‘ The negro prisoner states that he was in the rebel army during the war. Heeertainly.then, has had a schooling that would lit him for any thing bad. J Harris’ signature to his loug and awful con fessiou is plainly written, hut in a somewhat tremulous way. It is a terrible document to subscribe to, as the issue will show the 'jailiait01* arU aU°WeU *“« lht' prisoner in It may be well to add that Detective Blake, Officer Laughton and others are hearin- wit nesses informally on the subject of the murder They have no doubt of the general "urreelness ol the prisoner’s confession which is bein' confirmed liy important facts now hourly de veloped. J A public examination of the ease will proba bly lie made within a week or two or as soon as the detectives finish the business they are engaged in. J We may say here that Detective Blake is master ot his business and that we can well altord to endorse the course of partial secresy winch he deems indispensable hi earlv and thorough success in this work. Detective Blake is the officer who terreted oqt the great Adams Express robbery in Connecticut a y ear ago—an achievement iu deteotive skill unsur passed iu the record of similar performances. "y*. ..— HIMXIAL NOTICES. The Fashionable Public w ill at all times find an DEteuaive assortment of La dies’, Gentlemen’s, Misses ami Children's boots and Shoes at 1. K. MOSELEY CD’S., Summer St., boston. These goods are made up in the best style. lcbLMli Some Folks Can’t Sleep Nights.—We are now preimre.l to supply Hospitals, Physicians, the trade and tin- great public generally, with the stand ard and invaluable remedy, Dodd’s* Nervine, which article surpasses all known preparations for the cure ot all forms of Nervousness. It isranidly sui*erceding every preparation of opium—the well-known result oi which is to produce costiveness ami other serious ditUculties; it allays irritation, »estlc4®essand spasms, and imtaccs regular action oi the Ixiwrei and secre tive organs. No preparation tor Nervous Diseases ever sold so readily, or met with such universal approval. For Sleeplessness, Loss of Energy, Peculiar Female Weaknesses and Irregularities, and all I he .earful mental nml bodily symptoms that follow in tlic train ol nervous diseases, Dodd's Nervine is the best reme dy kuowu to science. Sold by ail druggists. Price $1. Geo. G. Gnonw in & Co., augllsnlyd&w n Wholesale Agents, Boston. HIKtTAIPS Btl.MAtl —UE— IV 1 L 1> C II E It It T I HAS been used nearly HALF A CfCNTl KV, With the most ashnttahiiuj sttcccsa in curing j ('ougiiM, t olds, lloarM ia* mm, Note Tliront, III tin riaxa, \1 li»o|iiug Lougli, 4T‘ou|». Iiivrr t'oiiijiluiiiD, Krone IiiIin, llaflieaally of Rrriithiaig, A»lhiiin aaaal tnrry nflVclioii of , THE TUICO tT, LUJMW AIVDCIIKNT, INCLUDING EVEN CONSUMPTION. The uner|naHed success that lias attended the appli cation of this med.ciuc in all cases ol' Fulmon ary Complain ts, j lias hninced many Physicians of high standing to j employ it in their practice, souio oi whom advise us of the fact under their own signat ures. We have j space ouly for the names ol a few of tin sc:— E. Boyden, M. 1)., Exeter, Me. Alexander Hatch, M. D., China, Me. it. Fellows, M. D., llill, N. 11. W. II. Webb, M. D., Cape \ incent, N. Y. W. b. Lynch, M. D., Auburn, N, Y. Abraham skillman, M. l»., bound hr. .ok, N. J. H. 1). Martin, M. D., Mansfield, Pa. The proprietois have letters from all classes of our fellow dlHasens, from the balls ot Congress to the humhlest cottage, and even hevond tlic seas; lor the fame, and virtu, s ol IViNtnr’M linl*u»i have ex tended to the 44 uttermost bounds of the earth,*’ without, any aitompt on our part to introduce it be yond the limits ot our own country. Prepared by*,SETH W. FOWLK A SDN, 18 Trc mont Street, boston, and su’d by all Diuggisis ami Dealers generally, UttACE’N i'ELEHKATTU HALVE! Cures in a very short time OLD SOUKS, BURNS, SCALDS, L ETS, WOUNDS, BRUISES, SPRAINS,CHAPPED HANDS CHILBLAINS, &c.,£c firacr’s Celebrated Naive! Is prompt in actlort, soothes the pain, takes out the soreneet, aud reduces the most angry looking swell ing--and inllanimntions, as if bvHnagic; thn-allnrd Ing relie! and a complete cure. Only 25 cents a box; sent by mail lor 35 cents. SF/ni W. FOWLE & SON, 1H TremontSt, boston, : Proprietors. Sold by Druggists and dealers geuer 1 ally. Feb 19, M6—sNeodr.T.sx weow ANOIMJSO* cV eo.vs BOO J*-SKIRT FACTORY! 333 Congress St, above Casco. ISP”French, German and American Corsets lrom i 75 ct* to $10,00 a pair. Hoop Skirts made to order at one hours notice. Feb 9—SN d3in Make Yovr Oam Soap ! NO LliVfE NECEMNAHV! By Saving and Using Yonr Waste Greasa. BUY ONE BOX OF THE Pennsylvania Salt MTg. Co’s SA.P01STIFIER. (Patentsot 1st and 8th Feb., 1859.) VOXVENTHATED LYE. It will make 12 pounds excellent hard soap, or 25 Billons of the very best soft soap for only about dScts. irections on each box. For sale at all Drug and Grocery stores. BEWARE GF COUNTERFEITS. i.rfr’Bc particular in asking for Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Co’s Saponilier. nol7sNcod&wly A tonsil, A told, or A Sore Throat, REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION, AND SHOULD llE CHECKED. If allowed to continue, Irrilafion of the Lniig*, n p«*r uinunit Throat DiwnNC, •* C«umuupii«u, _ is ofteu the result. BROWN'S BRONCHIAL T It O CUDS HAVING A DIRECT INFLUENCE TO THE PARTS, GIVE IMMEDIATE RELIEF. fc'or Miour hi l In, AKthnaa, Cntnirb, Con* Kuuipflvc ami Throat OiM imm, TROCHES ARE USED WITH ALWAYS GOOD SUCCESS. Miagcra aui) Public Speaker* will timl Troches useful ill clearing the voice when takeir before Singing or Speaking, and relieving the throat alter an unusual exertion of Lire vocal organs. The Troches are recommended and prescribed by Physicians, and have had testimonials from eminent men throughout the country. Being an article o true merit, and having proved their eflicaey by a test ot many years, each fear buds them in new locali ties in various parts of the world, and the Troches are universally pronounced I tetter than other articles. Obtain only “Brown’s Bronchial Troches” and do not take any of the worthless imitations that may bo altered, bold rvf.uwiikrk Dec 4—d&wtiul sn Lout/ Nouf/ht Tor l Come at Last! Mains' Elder Berry Wine. We take pleasure in announcing that the above named article may be found lor sale by all City Druggists and first class Country Grocers. Asa Medicine Mains* Wine is invaluable, being among the Im st, if not the l»est, remedy tor colds and pulmonary complaints, as wed as one of the most jigiceuble Beyeraytu. Manutucturcd lroui the pure juice of tilt\hcrryt and unadulterated by any impure ingredient, we can heartily recommend it to the sick as a Medicine, and to the well, as a bceeraye. To the Mays of the aged it addetli length, To the mighty it addetli strength,” *Tis a balm for tlie sick, a joy tor the well— Druggists and Groce 1*$ buy and sell WAINS’ KLUhUMEISKI WftNU nev 27 s N dXwtf HALL’S VEGETABLE SICILIAN HAIR BEN EWER. HALL’S VEGETABLE SICILIAN HAIR RENEWER. Renews the Hair! 53^“ Restores Gray llair to its Original Color! C_^U Prevents its tailing off! Makes the Hair Smooth and Glossy I It does not stain the sk in! It has proved it sell the best preparation ever present ed to the public. B1T*Glve it a trial. Price $1.00 K. P. IIALI. & CO., Nashua, N. II., Proprietors. fc #~"Por sale by all druggists. lefJd&wlw.sN Batchelor’s Hair Bye. This splendid Hair Dye is tlic best in the world. The only tnui an. I perfect Dye—Harm less, Reliable. Instantaneous. No disappointment. No ridiculous tinis. Natural Black or Brown. Remedies the ill efloets ot Bud Dyes. Invigorates the hair, having it soft and beautiful. The genuine is signsd Wit /Mia A. Batchelor. All others are mere imitations, and .should be avoided. Sold by all Druggists anu Pcrtumers. factory Hi Barclay street, New York, fi# * K«*wnr«* of a eounicrl'ril. November 10. lbGG. ill van M:lilts' Pure Elderberry and Cur rent Wines. So highly Eerouimcndcd by Physicians, may he found at v holcsale at flic drug stores of W. W Wldn |d*‘ A'Co,, II. II. Hay, W. I1’. Phillips .V Co., Li. L. Stan wood mill ,1. W. Perkins A Co. jaiilgsjolly l'or t’oiigh., ('olils nod I on.nin|>lio 11, Try the old and well known VKTA II I, I ■'■ I.IMm.lKV H A I,*A!tl, approved mid used by our oldest and most celcbrateil J'/n/sicinns tor tortv years past, (lot, the genuine. REED, CUTLER & 00., Druggist*, deo24sNd&wGw Boston, Proprietors. _.A VJjaijable Medicine.—Dr. Poland’s White Fine Compound, advert ised in our columns, is a suc cessful attempt to combine and apply the medicinal virtues ot the White Pine Bark. It has been thorough ly tested by jieople in this city and vicinity, and the proprietor has testimonials to its value from persons well knows to our citizens. We reccommend its trial in all those cases of disease to which it is adapted. It is for sale by all our Druggists.—J mlcf umlaut. The Great Hew England Remedy! Du. J. W. POLAND'S WHITE PINE COMPOUND Is now offered to tlic afflicted throughout the coun try, alter having been proved by the test ot eleven years, m the New England States, where Its merits have become as well known as the tree from which in part, it derives its virtues. The White Pine Compound,; CURBS Won- Throal, ( old., t ough", IMpttaeriu. I ItioiK'hitis, N|n||j„s „f |{lood, mid l>ul> inoiinry AtterlioiiN, iccucrnllv It K. mamabl. K.SJ Klinry plaint*,,>i'U»'li". Itiflienll, ofVoidin I rim , Klrrdiiiii from l hi If id any n uii.I Hlaildii, (.rnvi-l uud olhrr vouipluiuiN. For I il. » iiad (Scurvy, il will be found veil valuable. ,u Give it U trial it you would learn the value of a GlhiD AND TRIED MEDICINE. II i. Plnuanl Mate uud Mure. Sold by Druggists ami Dealers in Medicines »enerally. {Sold at wholesale by ° W. F. Phillip* A Co., hV. Perkin* A' Co., And W. W. Whipple, PORTLAND, ME. scp29-deowGmsN Dll. S. S. FITCH’S “Family Pliysician,” Scveuty-six imrcs : price 25cents. Sent toany ad dress. No money required until the book is received read, and fully unproved. It is a perleet guide to the sick or indisposed. Address I)R. S. S. FITCH 25 Tremont Street, Boston. s.N Jan29dlyr SPECIAL NOTH US. Warren's Cough Balsam. The best Renie<ly ever compounded for rold*. C ough*. Catarrh ond Con*uuipiiou, ai„i .11 diseases of the Throat and Lungs. ’ *nu aarFor sale by all Druggists. Manulhctured by II. F hradihhy, octl5djLw.sN6m Druggist, Bangor. REMOVAL. DH8. CHADWICK & FOGG have removed to 301 1-9 CONGRE8M STREET, BROWN'S NEW BLOCK, over the store of Messrs. Lowell & Scnter. Office Hours—10 to 12 A. M., and 3 to 5 P. M. Du. < *11 adwick’s resilience 168 Cumberland street. Dr. Fogg’s residence 28 High street. Iff 'Free Clinical consultations will bo held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 4 to 5 P. M-, for the poor. janzHsNdtf MARRIED. In this city, Feb. 11, at the High Slreefc Church, by Kev. Dr. Cairutbers. Fred J. Locke, IT. S. N., aud Miss Annie Woods Carroll. *!'. ^iscity, Feb. 6, by Rev. Dr. Carrulhers, (’lias. Holbrook, oi Auburn, and Mi s Abbie D. Washburn, ol Minot. In Dresden, Feb. 7, Henry C. Marble and Eliza Bleu. I11 Augusta, .Fan. 29, Alvin Tirnua ami Frames H. ilaiuly, both ui Faruiiiigdule. in Storkton, ,lan. 23, John C. Philbrook and Miss Love.v 11. maisileU. In 1.11sworth, Feb. I, William W. Sawver, E»i., ol C alais, and Frances E. Dutton, ol E. In Gnulilsboro, Jan.31,Samuel G. Wood and Erne hue S. 1 racey. ,« Granboi ty lalea, Jan. 22, .Samuel S. Feruald and Mia. Margaret S. Holmes. DIED. In tliis oily, Feb. 11, Mrs. JuliaC. Wingate, wile oi the lain .Joshua Wingate, aged sC years 4 months. In this city, Feb. la, Janus Noyes, son oi Clias. J. and Sophia C«. Chirk, aged 24 years. [Funeral on Tuesday afternoon, at 2\ o'clock, from No. 3(1 Hanover street. in Cai e Elizabeth, Feb. 10, Mr. Caleb (iratfam, aged 86 years. I Funeral Tuesday allernoon, at 2 o’clock, from the Congregational Church. At F. rry Village, Capo Elizabeth, Feb. 10, Nancy \ . C., only child oi Kev. Thos. Powers, aged 2 years 1 month 22 days. Wo watched her breathing through the night, Her bre tilling bolt aud low, Asia licr breast the wave of life Kept heaving to and fro. Our very lio|>es lielied our f ars. Our fears our hope* belied; We thought her dying when she slept, And sleeping when she died. For wl on the twilight dim and sad, Amt oh II with heavy showers Her «|uie( eyelMs Closed, she had A clearer eve’ than ours. [Funeral this Tuesday allernoon. at 1| o'clock, iroin the M. E. Church. Cape, Elizabeth. In Freeport, Feb. 6. Mary E., only chilli of Charles and Clara Brown, aged 2 years. In Westport, Feb. 7, Mary L. Johnson, aged 23 years I I mouths. in Brooklyn, Feb. 8, Mr. William Cutter, aged 63 years. UEP4RTITUE OF OCEAN STEAMERS NAME FROM FOR DATE. Columbia.New York..Havana.Feb 9 Damascus.Portland.. ..Liverpool.Feb 9 , City of Paris.New York.. Liverpool.Feb 9 Henry Chauncey. New York.. Aspiuwail.Feb 11 City oi Dublin.New York. .Liverpool.Fel* 15 Africa.Boston.Liverpool.Feb 13 Nova Scotian.Portland.... Liverpool.Feb 16 Moro Castle.New York. .Havana.Feb 16 Bavaria.New York..Hamburg.Feb 16 Arajo.New York. .Havre.Feb 16 City Washington. ..New York..Livtrdool.Feb 16 Australasian.New York. .Liverpool.,Feb 20 Baltic.New York. . Bremen.Feb 21 Ocean Queen.New York..California.Fob 21 South America — New York. .Bio Janeiro.. .Feb 22 Helvetia.New York. .Liverpool.Feb 23 Hermann..New York.. Bremen.Feb 23 Miniature Almanac.February 12* Sun rises. 7.01 I Sun set*.5.2s | Moon sets. 1.03 AM Hiwater. 5.15 I’M MARINE jSIIEWS PORT OF PORTLAIDi Mondart Febrnry 11* ARRIVED. Sch Vendovi, Gregory, Norfolk. Sch Susan, Sears, Boston. CLEARED. Steamer New Brunswick, Winchester, Eastport and St John NB—C C Eaton. Sch Jerusha Baker, Barberick, Boston—George A Newhall. Se ll Napolcou, Roberts, Wiseaasct—Eastern Pack et Co. SAILED—Sch George Washington, for Georges Banks. Steamship Moravian, from Liverpool lor this port, put into St Johns on Sunday, alu-rt of coal. Steamer New Brunswick, for St John, NB, after proceeding as lor as the lights last evening, returned on a< count of the storm. Li*! of V*•**»•!* built and registered in the Dis trict of Passauiaquoddy during the year 1K6G. Xante. Where built. Tons. Bark Addle Me Adam... .Calais. 441 65 “ No vers! nk.Calais. 451 66 44 Keystone.Pembroke. 658 00 Brig Koekjr G'en.Robbinslon. 202 30 “ F H Todd.Calais. 320 40 “ Mary A Reed.Bobbin-ton. 143 74 4* Lena Tburlow.Pembroke. 381 17 Schr Senator Grimes.... Perry. 124 7« “ F A Pike.Perry. 124 70 “ T W Allen.Deiitiysviiie. 7P 41 “ AH Sawyer.Calais. 88 00 44 Irvine.Eastport. 197 35 •4 AddoMurcbie.Calais. 153 42 “ Willie Mowe.Eastport. 165 GO •• St Croix.Calais. 22100 “ Hattie E Dodge.... Calais. 193 80 “ Lena Hume.Perry. 153 95 “ M<*1 lie.Robbinslon. 188 14 44 Bertha Souder.Eastport. 192 01 Total tons.;. 4548 03 FROM MERCHANTS’ EXCHANCE. Ar at Philadelphia Gtb inst, brig Minna Traub, fni Matan/as. Ar at Havana 6th, barque Isaac Rich, Irom Bath. Ar at Lardcu&s 15th, brig Helen O Pniuney, Boyd, Pori land. Sid 2d, barque Grace Rcdpath, for Portland; brig Minnie Miller. Anderson, Boston. Ar at Cienfuegos 281h. brig L L Wadsworth, from Aspinwall; 2d, seh C F Young, Uuiue, Portland. DISASTERS. Barque St Jago, White, iroiu Portland, arriv d at Cardenas 20th alt, with lossol foremast and main mast, Seh Pembroke, Marshall, from Boston lor Pem broke, went ashore 8th iust, at the easlern entrain c o! Fox Island, and will be a total lows. Crew saved, logeth r with sails, rigging, and a small pillion ol the e.irgo. The wreck lies in about twelve leet ol watei. The P registered 137 Ions, was built at Ken nebunk in 18«d, and owned by the Pembroke Iron Co: partly insured in tne Atlantic Co, New York. Barque White Squall, irom Singapore for Boston. 120 davs out,went ashere at Coon’s Hollow, Well fleet, 9ili lust, where she remains. She has a cargo <»f rattans, fin and coffee, and was light when the crew left, but it is feared Ihe heavy blow on Sunday has damaged her. A dispatch from Welllleet lltli, states that the White Squall lies broadside on, with live leet water in her hold. Lightbers are close by, and she will be discharged as soon as the weather moderates. Ship Hashing Wave, from San Francisco, is ashore below New York, with main deck len leet under water. She lies easy in an upright position. Ship Virginia, Card, at Delaware Breakwater from Liverpool, o.\peiicHe,ed heavy gules the entire pas sag *; on Ihe 17th had a terrific gale from SSL, dur ing which lost over one man. earned away lower main topsail yard and lost three lower topsails. Brig springbok, from Demaram tor Baltimore, is reported ashore near Seven Foot Knoll. Brig_ Charlotte McDonald, Randall, which sailed from New York Jan 1 lor Hami urg, was lost prev to 8th iust near Brest. UOMESTIC PORTS. SAN FRANCISCO—Ar 9th inst, (by tel) steamer Idaho, Patten, Hath, 101 days, sld 8tli, sliio Munition, Hearse, “Bath ” GALVESTON—Cl 1 30th ult, brig lsola, West, for New York. NEW • iRLEANS—Ar up 2d, ship Yigilate, Nealy, Bath; barque Jouathau Chase, Chase, New York; sells Suubeain, Pierce, Ruatan ; Le »nes>a, Bunt, Galveston ; 3*1, brig Ossipee, Nan. Boston. AruptLh, ships Mozart, Smith, Cardiff; Marcia Giceiilcal, Bates, ?m New York ; barques Frank 1 n, Hassell, Cardiff; Priscilla, Edeman, Charleston: sch Sabiiio, Morrison, Cardenas. < hi 2d. barque Courser, Dickey. Boston. Towed to sea 30th. ship Jus Fish; 1st inst, barque Almoner. SAVANNAH—S3d 4th, barque Malleville, Waite, Liverpool. Ar '.>th. brig Clias Wesley, from 1VIlast. CHARLESTON—Ar 5th, sch Max l>ay, Adams, New York. RICHMOND—Ar 7lli, sch Elizabeth Arcularius, Jackson, Boston. ANNAl’OLls—Ar 9th, barque Marathon, Drisko, Inagua for Baitiinoro. Also ar 7th, soli Ella llodsdon, Ilodsdoti, from Guano Island lor Baltimore. PHILADELPHIA*—Old 8th, ship Tuscarora, Row land, Liverpool. At Delaware Breakwater Gth, brig Robin, from Cardenas tor Philadelphia, together with barques Sain Shepard, fcliarpsburg, Savanuab, ami others, be tore reported, Ni;\\ YORK—Ar 9th, barque Prairie Bird, Davis, Malaga; brig — Sawyer Leach, Palermo. Below, ship Resolute, Freeman, from Liverpool, with 175 passengers taken from ship Bavaria, eld Sfh, sch Harriet Brewster, Bedell, Mayaguez. Ar 9th, br.g J W Sawyer. Leacb, Palermo, (kiaiays, with sails split; Leonard Berry, Steele, Bermuda; Susie A St rout. Si rout, Jacksonville. SM 9th, ships ,J Thompson, and N B Palmer, (and b dh aucliored at quarantine.) CM 9th, steamer Chesapeake, Johns u, Portland; barque Henry Flitner, Park, Clenfucg.w; brig Ra chel Coney, Coney. St Jago; sch E N Perry, Hamil ton, Charleston; Lath Rich, Bonhoff, Demerara; C B Manning, Sinclair. Boston. Ar loth, ship Dashing Wave, Carlton, San Fr n cisco; barques Queen ol the Seas, Foo chow; Union, Messina. PROVIDENCE—CM 9tli, sch E Clossou, Coombs Arroxo. NEWPORT—A r 8th barque Han on Gregory, Gregory. Providence mr Rockland; sch Ethan All* n Blake Portland for Philadelphia. ’ Sidht^,scbsOcean BeUe, Emery. CaradeVerds ton bu'do°rk; JoBas S,ulth» Nichols.from Wflming BOSTON—Ar 8th, barque A C Sma’I O’Brien Cieutuegos via Key YVest, where she^ ’in to lTd the remains ol ( apt Oott. late master. chi°N«Vit,,i brtg farney, from Galveston. hri.ru A,Ki,.VJnrquS Ste',inS* Harding, Melbourne; *1IU- *°8S>tor Savannah; L T Knight, ton SdeU> Rwkp°n; kch Transit, Stetson, Charles Ptae°; brig J II Counoe. Bt lt KSPORT—Ar 5th, brig Potomac, Snow, from Bncksville, SC. FOREIGN PORTS. At TiOando, SW Coast of Africa, Nov 25, barque Ionic, Woodbury, unc. At Para 12th ult, sch E G Knight, Whitmore, from New York, nr 8th. Ar at Cieutuegos 30th, brig Clara Belle, from New York. At Cardonas 28tb ult, seb J J Spencer, Wilson lor Baltimore 29th. ' Ar at Havana 1st inst, luig Cossack, Elliot Ma cliias; 0th. barque Isaac Rich, Aclmrn Bath * I_Ar at doW lb, lirig Hattie E XVUeeli-r, Uuptill, f,„ SM Msi, barque W E Anderson, Pierce. 8aini. Sid 2d, oarqiie Rome, Mokin Ni.wn.i„. ““‘..l brig Havana. Dennis, Nuevitas ’ Orleans; 4th, Ar at Mat ni/.as 31st ult, brier Nov^.v e* Stephens, KH; 1st Irst, bariTurC'V S’l iTk? JA*J?s jmotSJ, sSSSivBriSSi ,New Yutk' V“VH‘,1“S *•* Ult, barque St Jago, White, j^jlaud; brig Anna Wellington, Johnson, Phitadel . S,U brig Gem, Campbell, f- r New York; seb Ai-tle Garwood, Godfrey, charleston. At Bermuda 29th ult, brigs Anrafe Davis, from Galveston for Host >n; Geo Gilchrist, Gilchrist, from Mobile tor Providence; and others. SPOKEN. ■ Feb 5, tat 40 40, Ion i0 20. ship Kate Davenport, from Liverpool for Philadelphia, --ah——- Hi. NEW AIIVEKTlKEMENTlj. Valuable Real Estate FOR SALE ! T>Y virtue of a license from the Hon. Judge of a ^Probate for Cumberland County, I shall sell by A’ OT. Priv»to wle, on Friday, March 16th in? ,ol,owinff Paro ls ot Real Estate Iwloiig *TT?vi*t e8lUUj 01 thc lat* ^TLARLES E. BE(* lotAolUCi}°^™;.M t 1? saUl ,lay. «“ die prciniiwi), elten.liuu abolu Ji” ,""l!"SB ani1 Smi"' S'reelM. Smith Street, win, n e au l *** 1,11 subject to mort.IL, »,,r l,ul|dmg» thereon, At hall pnat lfJewfk*^ »3f «; immediately alter u,« l.,r,.'',',i„L;'i"'„,he ,la>'. ,or premise., lot of laud eorne"" Vem I1""0'' ",e III. Streets, containing aKut 8^^.’^“ FraIlk leading about 100 feet un Cuajurwa street J.IiuL If’ mortgagee of $5,500 and Interest. *’ “ul,Ject to Also, at 3 o’clock P. M., ol the a,,,,,,. ,|nv „„ premises, lot ot laud corner ot Vaughan and PiJ. Streets, about 220 leet «»n Vaughan Street and 143 otl Pine Street, subject to mortgages of $1,010 and in terest. Said lots arc located in the most desirable parts <>f the city, and offer excellent inducements to builders and capitalists to purchase. S. B. BECKETT, Administrator. HENRY BAILEY A. SUN, Auctioneers. Porllaud, February 12, 18t>7. eoddwtdtd ■ a itM i i ici: i Bronzed Store Stools, Upholstered as Desired, May be found at the FURNITURE WAREROOMS Of the nnderMipied. CHAS. B. WHITTEMORE, , liUUPUNfOl- Hull. Feb 12-iltf Tt E M O YAL ! A. E. WEBB, Merchant Tailor, lias Removed to his Now Rooms, No. 3 Free Street Block, F«bl2 Over Chadbourn & Kendall, dtl House for Hale J GREAT RARGAIR t <L{*0 WILL buy a first rate two story brick House, with 12 rooms; all in #>o<l it pair, with turnaeo and t istern. Iy»t 42x1 0. Enquire, 13 Mechanic St, or of WM. II JEKR1S, Real Estntykgent. tefcl2d3t* Wanted. fCA AAA FLOUR BARRELS, at Forest City Sugar Keliuery, West Coru raercial, near foot of Emery street. Proposals will also I* received for new Sugar Bar rels, aod a sample may l* seen at the office of the Company, l.ViJ Commercial, at corner of Union St. fcblgdjtwil_ T. C. MERSEY. WASTED! M ACHI isle GIRL T 10 Market Square, Iel2dtf_H, BOO I. D. To Let STORE No. 1 Chestnut street, now occupied by A. Gowtdl as a Shoe Store, as he will lake tlio store on Congress street lOrmerly occupied by Mrs. Emery. Saiil store will lie a good one for a tailor or milliner, or any oilier kind of business. Iel2dti LOST! ON Sunday, Feb'y 10, near Portland and Green S*b, a large Gold Bosom Phi. The Under will be rewarded by leaving it at the Office ol the _ , EASTERN EXPRESS CO. Feb 12—d!w» Dr. Chaussier’s Empress. A CELEBRATED | I I'lruch P R E P A RATION FOR THE ^ HAIR I \/.» fcJr ’Free tromPoiaon oua Minerals or Injuri IT 18 NOT A D1K B3rit will.not aoil the finest linen ! lt will not gum trie hair! is tree from the disagreeable smell of sulphur! It relieves the scalp of dandruff and uu- | pleasant irritation! Prevents the hair fiom failing off, even after fevers! Causes the new hair to grow on bnld heads when fallen off from diseases. It will Restore Gray hair to its natural color, or the money will be reiuudedin every instance. Sold by t EOSMAN & CO, Druggists and Dea’ ers in Fancy Goods, Ac..3or. Congress, 1 doors from Brown St, Portland, Me. fellUnw TOBIJILDKRN. PERSONS wishing lot Spruce Dimension Frames lor .*uly «yi i»K binihofl.*, will <!• noil *» lo«*VO their orders at once with 8TEVEN9 Me ltIKRRIl.fi, at their Lumber Wharf, Coioiuri ial Stbkkt, near loot of Maple Street) where can always be found a large Stock of l'ine, Spruce, W alnut, Chest nut and butternut Lumber, Clapboards, Shingles, Laths, &c.t &e. Also—Doors, Blinds, Window Frames and Window Sashes, glazed and unglazed, at lowest prL-es. fiJT Remember-STEVENS & MERRILL, teb 11 d2in A Safe Investment! TOWN OF WESTBROOK Semi-Annual Coupon Bonds. One, two, three and tour vears to run; interest and principal payable at C&iial National Bank. A tew thousand dollars of the above Stock may be had by applying immediately to *WM. M. CLARK, No 7H Commercial Street. Portland, Feb 11th, 1867.—<12 w* Blindness, Beafness, —AND Catarrh! During or. carpenters late vi.it to Portland which dosed Feb. 1st, so great a number of persons deferred consulting him until tho latter part of hhi stay, Uiat many were unable to do so, his time being fully occupied. To accommodate those and others desirous of consulting him ho Will Return to Portland March 1st, Am4 can be csuialied ni the IT. S. Held until April lot, upon all discards of the Eye, Ear, Throat — AND — fV/ 1\1R it #/, As usual. And he would advise those intending to avail themselves of his services to call early as con venient. Dr. c. can refer to many patients in Portland ami vicinity, who have been cured «.r bene titled under bis treatment, who do not wish their uames made public, but are willing to converse with those interested. I IT‘On saltation at office Pst(. but letters must contain one dollar to ensure an answer. Offiee hours, Sunday excepted, 9 to 12, 2 to 5, and 61 to 7h o’clock. 2 Dr. C*. is now at Biddeford, whore he can be con sulted unit March 1st, 1*>7. fcb9d3Uwlt Hope Petroleum Company. THE annual meeting ot the stockholders of tills Company will l.e held at No. S3h>* Congress street, on TUESDAY EVENING, Feb. Igth, at 7 o’clock! for the following puriicst s, viz.: 1st. To choose otlicCrs tor the coming year. 2d. To transact any other business that may be legally brought before the meeting. Jau28dtd A. M. BUKTON, Secretary. Valentines. ST. Valentine lias made his depot lhi'- year as usu al at the HooksUire ol s. II. t OUENWOKTHY, Exchange St., where he will be luippy to receive his numerous friends. Febtidlw CLOSING CP SALK —OF— JEWELRY, Silver and Plated Ware! Fancy Hoods, Clocks, Jtc, dc. jo^scriher being obliged on account ef ill health to relinquish business, otfeis his well-se lected stock of Fine Jewelry, Silver Warp, ■•laird Tea Nets, Cake Bn*kcl*. Canter**, ttpoonn, Forks; French, Calrudnr and Yankee C lark*; Opera C-lannen, Fancy CJood*, At Cost for 15 Days. N. «J• GILSIAN, NoO Free Hirer! R|ack. N. B.—All persons indebted to me are rcnnosled make immediate payment, and tlime having ,1.. I.'.ndsagamstmo wiilple.se present them i£*t _I___lefid i w Paints, Oils Varnishes, &c. PICKETT & okay OFFPlt FOR SALE AT T1IELK STOKE, No. 187 l’’orf Ktreot, WHITE LEAH, Foreign and American Zinc, IJn ▼ v seed Qil, Coach, Furniture and Florence Var nishes, Japan, Spirits Turpentine, French Yellow, . »; - l ’ J .. A.II nf Pn ■_ I 1 atad Pipe. Agents ror i.ariiners reiehrateU Uopiat Paint for vessels' bottoms. All orders for Painting executed at short notice and satisfactorily. February 1. 18117. eudlut To Let, THIRD Story intlfo pew block over Shaw's Tea More, Middle Street. Enquire ot k JACOB MeLELLAN, February 'Hhw*‘rV,Ce °“lce' E**®”** FORGE coal. JFST arrived per ach Clinton, a cargo of Fresh mined Cumberland Coal irorn the Hampshire Mines, Pioilmont, Va. This Coal is very nice and warranted to suit. Those wishing to purchase large tots, will find It to their advantage to give us a call. RAXDALL, IHcALINTKR A CO., tfO Commercial Mtreei, Head of Maine Wliarf. fohfi <1 inside 2w WANTED. 4 _ Wanted. A'.uukUlajuUT01am’i'10 *eoeraI boniework In a fci.ndti 1 p 31 at No- 'M “yr«« •*««»• STOMW HVj.VT'jy/i SUITABLE for Hmuy Goods, Watches and lew elry, either on Midtile, Congress w jgShaSZm Streets. A reasonable price will be paid i,)r turex, and ball a Store might be taken if agreeable to h good party n a good location. Address A. IIKKMKU, No 152 Essex Street, Salem, Mass., giving real name and location. feikLiw* Flour Barrels Wanted! ON and after January 2d, 1887, we shall resume the purchase ol Hour Brb. for CASlf, at the i mice of the Poriland Suffar Co., *17 I-J Duuforth Mi., *eb8dtf J. li. BROWN & SONS. Wanted ! A a ^d^ial from three to live thous «U(, huMin/T--f”’ in trail® where there is a ?^‘iti.mi iirin ru.Ujy ^ahliahad ami one of the best r attention ®>r 4 ou*‘try trade. W ith prop “ “ny Ooliar. worth Wanted. MEN AND BOYS TO CALL AT 333 CONOUESS STBKET, where they eau buy OVERCOATS LESS TH IS C1>HT Hr"l:EMEMJIEB THE SIIIV , ‘•('AlilTOBNIA 4HKAP JOHN." Feb 4—U2w Agents Wanted! TUST OUT, Farrago! and our Naval llr •I roe*, bv the brilliant at d |>opuiar Historian, .1. T. lleadlv. This is the only work on the Navy in the War, and everybody is buying it. C3EOUOE II. BLAKE, GENERAL A GEN 1’, Febl—3m Box &*7» Portland, Me. UailtlMl. A SITUATION by an experienced laily, as houae keeper or nurse. Address, Portland P.O., Mrs. A. F. f®2d2w Wanted liaily t ! AT 'Hie General Agency and Employment Ottie© No. :ft5l l-J C'oagreHM Mtrcci. All per sons wishing to secure good Girls lor any respecta ble employment, will liml them at this uilicc. Also please notice. We will send you men and boys tor any work in city or country, Ire© oi charge. a iT We want good Anurii-an, Provincial, Irish and Colored Women and Girls, as well as Men and Boys, c\cry day (or all orts oi situations in this City and vicinity. Give us a call. COX & POWARS. Portland, Me., Jan. 25, *C7. jan3o utf Wanted. A good, faithful Colored Woman to take charge of, and do the work of a kitchen. She must bo a good coOK, and capable to take charge, unassist ed, and come well recommended by parties who can lie ap|kcaled to inrsouaily. Such an one can find a good, permanent Home, and good pay. Al.-o, a strong Colored Woman to do general house work, in cluuing a large washing and ironing. None need ap ply hut those who can give unquestionable reference*. The right persons can mid permanent pi.ices, a hap py Home, and good pay, in a quiet little village aliout 15 miles from the City. Apply by letter, giv ing references, ami where an interview can be had. Address WILLIAM 11. BJSHoP, jau23dtf Portland, Maine. Flour Barrels Wanted^ WE will pay 30 cqnts each for first class Flour Barrels suitable fin sugar. LYNCH, BARKER A OO., liovl3dtJ 13!♦ Commercial street. LOST AND FOUND. Twenty-Five Dollars Reward LOST on Saturday kut, on some one of the princi pal Streets of this city, a roll of hills amounting to $175. Tlio above reword is ottered lor the return of the money to the subscriber at Denmark, or Mr. POTTER, at the Portland tin use. C. B. PENDEXTKIL Portland, Feb 11, 1W7. telldSt* Picked up Adrift ! AIX>T of Spar*. The owner can have the lame by tall at Little Chebeguo island, proving proper ty and paying charges. tel l.llw* BOARD AND ROOMS. Boarders Wanted. PLEASANT Rooms with board for gentleman ami their wives. A1 o for single gentlemen. Apply to UEO. MoLELLAN. No. 4 Locust sr. feblldlw" To Let. A Suit ot moms suitable for Gent and Wife, with board at 86 Clark Street. FebOdU To be Let. PLEASANT unfurnished rooms without board, suitable lor ^nthnea and their wives. En quire at No. 6 South street, between !) and 11 A. M. »eh day._ janaljf JANUARY 20,1807, SPECIAL €LOSIMNAL£ WHITE GOODS! Laces & Embroideries! At One Price. E. T. ELDEN & CO. .Ian ‘28—dtf 290 Do/. Linen Hrikfs. This Ray Received ! SELLING AT LOW PRICES E. T. ELDEN & CO’S. dan *28—dtf Housekeeping Goods OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, A T ONE PRICE. E. T. ELDEN d' CO. Jau 28—dtf BLEACHED ct DROWN SHEET ITVEH, JiLA NKETS QUILTS, Much Under Priee, E. T. ELDEAI X CO’S. dan 28—dtf i:. t. & e©., WILL OPEN THIS HAY Five Cases of Linen. Goods CONSISTING OF Pleached, Half Pleached, And Proton DAMASKS! Bleached & Brown Table Covers, Napkins, Doylies, Towels, Fronting Linens, Linen Sheetings, Ac, At One Price, 5 Free St. .fan l'h-iIh Grover A Baker, Sewiiiff Maoliine**, AT MAN UFACTUREitS PKICES, Every Machine Warranted t Machine Milks, Thread and Twist, a fall tuorlmenl. e. r. ELDEX d co. NO. 3 FREE STREET. J.m 28 «ltf Tilton & McFarland, I>eslre to call the attention to the fact that more than 4 O ,‘KOTE,T,0N,,n,h0 PIIiST RATE SAFE* At a MODERATE TRICE, wifi pleane calf on EMEUV A WATERHOUSE, Middle Street, Portland, Or at HO Mudbar? Mtrret, Baslau. a^Everv style of Job work neatly executed at this office. H