_J_ s. E„aM„he,i June sa t8e3. vu. «■_ PORTLAND, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 15, 1867.~ T.rm.^ohtnoUar.PeranKum,<nZZZ~ THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS Is published everyday, (Sunday excepted,) at No. 1 Printers* Exchange, Commercial Street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, Proprietor. Terms Eight Dollars a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the same place every Thursday inoruing at #2.00 a year, Invariably in advance. Rates of advertising.—One inchol space,In length ol column, constitutes a “square.” #1.50 per square daily first week; 75 cents per neck alter; three insertions, or less, #1.00; continu ing every other day alter flrst week, 50 cents. Hall square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one week, #1.00; 50 coots per week alter. Under head oi “Amusements,” #2.00 per square pet week; three insertions or less, $1.50. Special Notices,$1.25 per square ior the first in sertion, and 25 cents pel square lor each subsequent nsertion. Advertisements inserted in tho “Maine State Press*’(which has a large circulation in every par ol the Statelfor #1.00 per square for first insertion* and50 cents per square tor each subsequent inser tion. BUSINESS CARDS, j C. J. SCHUMACHER, FRESCO. PAINTER. Oflce at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. G. Schlotter beck & Co., *• 303 CougreiM Si, Portland, Ille, f jal2«ltf One door above Brown. H. M.BBE WEB, (Successors to J. Smith & Co.) Manufacturer of Leather Belting. Also tor sale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather KIVETS and BUBS, leptSdtt n 311 Cougrcw Mimi, W. P. EBEEMAN & (JO., t Upholsterers and Manufacturers of FUMITUBE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Spring-Beds, Mattresses, Pew Cushions, Na. 1 Clapp’. Black- f«.t Uktmlnut Street, I'orlliiud. Freeman, D. W. Deane. C. L. Quinby. _ti n _ A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers in Stoves, Banges & Furnaces, Can be found in their SEW BUILDING ON LIMB MT., (Oppoaite the Market.) Where they will he pleased to see all their former customers and receive orders aa usual. augl7dtt n CHASE, CHAU A ST U KIEV AWT, GENERAL Commission Merchants, Wldgery’. Wharf, Portland, Me. oct!6dtt HOWARD <0 CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, MWNE. Office Ho. 30 Exchange Street, Joseph Howard, .)y91t n Nathan Cleaves. M. EEABSON, Gold and Silver Pinter -AND— Manufacturer of Silver Ware, Temple J Street, fret dour from t impress Street PORTLAND, ME. May 19—dly n ” J- WILBUB & CO., 112 Trent out Street, Boston, Importers and Dealers in WELUH and AmEBlUAN BOOFING SLATES, all colors, and slating nails. Careful attention paid lo shipping._ n aug22-6m BRADBURY & SWEAT Counsellors at Law, 349 UONGBEMM HTBEET, Chadwick Mansion, opposite United Stales Hotel. Portland Maine, Bion Bradbury. nov 9tf 1 ]). M Sweat Deering, Milliken & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, augiil-Utt_Portland, ,Maine. JOSEPH STOBY Peurhyn iTlarble Co. Manufacturers and Dealers in Enameled Slate Chimney Pieces, Brackets, Bier Slabs, Grates and Chimney Tops. Importer and denier in Eng lish Floor Tiles, German and French Flower Pots, Hanging Vases, Parian. Bisque, and Bronze Statuetts and Busts. Glass Shades and Walnut Stands, Bohe mian and Lava Vases mid other wares. 112 TKEMUMT STREET Studio Building aug22—<im n BOSTON, Mass. SHEPLEY & STROUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OFFICE, Po6t Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex change street. G. F. SllEPLKY. jyytl A. A. STROUT. It. W. ROBINSON, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, ‘449 Congress Street. Jan 4—dtf perciVal bonney, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, Morton Block, Congress Street, Two Door, above Preble Uoa»c, PORTLAND, ME. novl'j tf LAVIS, MESERVE, HASKELL k 00., Importers and Jobbers of Dry Goods and Woolens, Arcade 18 Free Si reel,, F. DAVIS, I L. P. HAH KELL,’ [ PORTLAND, MB. E. cfi'apman. j nov9’65dtf IF. F. PHILLIPS a CO., Wholesale Druggigfg, , „ .No. 148 Fore Street. oct 17-dtl JOHN TF. DANA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St. Dec *—dtf ItOSS & FEEX Y, PLA8TEKER8, PLAIN AND OKU AMENT AL STU000 AND MASTIC WOkKERB, Oik Street, between, Coagre*. aud Free Sla., POBTLA.ND, ME. Coloring. Whitening and White-Washing prompt .5 attended to. Orders trom out oi town solicited. May 22—dtl S. L. CARLETON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, «7 Market Square. ^Sept 34—dtf „ A. E. A C. U. HASKELL, DEALERS IN Oroceries, Provisions, Weal India (Sanda, :Hoal«, 4c,, AT LOWEST CASH PRICES. 3N4 I'cnunm Hi, 1’arilnnd, IHe. Jau5 dtt' WM. W. WHIPPLE, ’ Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE, PORTLAND, ME. »Ug2 _ ti SMITH & CLARK, Wholesale Dealers in TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, lOO FORE STREET, PORTLAND, Me. janU dtt w. W. THOMAS. Jr., Attorney and Counseller at Law, [Chadwick House,] -440 Congress Street. ect6-dly H. M. rA1TSOX, STOCK. BROKER. No. JO Exchange Street, PORTLAND ME Do2tdt LEWIH PIEKI'S, Attorney, aud Counsellor at Law, No. 8 Clapps Block. jul21 BVR.ON o. VERK1LL, Counsellor at Law, No. 18 Free Street. Jull* bcisness cards. Charles P. Mattocks, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, booov house. COK. CONGRESS AND CHESTNUT STREETS, febHdtf _ Portland. o j. y. HobsnoN, o Hoop Skirl Mnnuliicturer, DEALER IN English, French and American Corsets, Fancy Goods AND LACES, HOSIEKV, GLOVER, And all kinds of TRIMMINGS and Dress Buttons. |[Jr*Hand-Knit German Worsted Garments made to order. fcyHoop Skirts made to order; .AH v t»Clapp’s Block, CONGRESS STREET. 10L13 PORTLAND, ME. dtf WALTER COREY & CO., MancracicUEBS and Dealers ,n FURNITURE! Looking Glasses, Mattresses, Spring Beds, Ac. Clapp’. Block, Kennebec SI reel, (Opposite Pout of Chestnut,) Fcbs<ltf___PORTLAND. .JOHN E. DOW, Jr., Attorney and Counsellor at Law, JAUNCEY COURT, Wall Hired,.New Cork City. ^^Commissioner for Maine and Massachusetts. Jan. 1*9 dtf WILLIAM A. PEARCE, PLUMBER! MAKER OF Foree Pumps and Water Closets, Warm, Cold umd Shower Baths, Wash Bowls, Brass and Silver Plated Corks. Every description of Water Fixture for Dwelling Houses, Hotels and Public Buildings, Ships, etc., ar ranged and sot up in the best manner, and atl orders in town or country iaithfully executed. Constantly on hand Lead Pipes ami Sheet Lead mid Beer Pumps of all kinds. Also. Tin Uoofiu», Tin Conductors and work In tlmt line done in the best manner. ISr^All kinds of Jobbing promptly attended to. WO. 180 FOUL ST., Portland, Be. Jan *5_ dSrn W. H. WOOD A SON, BROKERS, No. 178-Fore Street. it J. B. HUDSON, Jit., ARTIST. Studio No 301 1-2 Congress Street. |y Lessons given in Painting and Drawing. February 1—dlf CLOWOMAN A STEVENS, WHOLESALE DEALERS IN W. I. Goods and Groceries, No. 3 Long Wharf, Foot ol Exchange St., 1a?6d3w* PORTLAND, ME. J.&c. J. BARBOUR, DEALERS IK Hoyt’s Premium Patent Rivetted Oak aud Hemlock Leather Belting’, Lace Leather and Hemp Packing. Rubber Beltiug, Hose, Steam Pack lag, tlalhiug, &e.,& c. No. 8 Exchange Street, Ft'b7cod6ra_PORTLAND, ME. Kimball «fc Prince, DeutistH. Ho. 11 Olapp’s Block, Congress Street, Opposite Old City Hall, PORTLAND, MAINE. -J- Kimball, D. D. 8. ocliteodtt Ered A. Prince WRIGHT & CLARK, FRESCO PAINTERS, In Oil aud Distemper Colors. Also House and Sign Painters, Morton block, two doors above Preble House, Portland, Me. Brwc are prepared to design and execute every description of Wall and Ceiling Decorations, for Cumenes. Public Buildings,Private Residences,Halls, &c. Gilding and Embossing on Glass. Every de scription of Wood finished in Wax aud Oil Filling, and in Varnish or French Polish. ia!9d3m BUILDING. TO BUILDER^. PERSONS wishing lor Spruce Dimension Frames tor early Spring business, will do well to leave heir orders at once with BTJEVEN* & MERRILL, it their Lumber Wharf, Commercial Street, tear loot of Maple Street, whore can always be bund a large Stock ol Pine, Spruce, Walnut, Chest nut and butternut Lumber, Clapboards, Shingles, Laths, &c., &c. Also—Door , Blinds, Window Frames and Window Sashes, glazed and unglazed, at lowest prices. 0T Remember—STEVENS & MERRILL, leb 11 d2m liiMITTiiiTLttli: ft EAlUlMiKKlAtt Messrs. ANDERSON. BONNELL * CO., have made arrangements with Mr. STEAD, an Architect i>t established reputation, and will in futuic carry on Architecture with their business as Engineers. Par ties intending to build are iuvited to call at thcii itncc. No, 00i» Congress street, and examine eleva tions and plans ol churches, banks, stores, blocks oi iiuildinga, *c. j 12 WM. H. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Maple Street. General Agent tor the State lor H . IF . JOHNS’ Improved Roofing, F01 buildings ol all kinds. CAR and STEAM BOAT DECKING. ROOFING CEMENT, for coat ing and repairing all kinds oi roofs. PRESERVA TIVE PAINT lor iron and wood work, Metal Roofs, &c. COMPOUND CEMENT, for repairing leaky diingled roots. BLACK VARNISH, lor Ornamen tal Iron work &c. Full descriptions, c rcular, prices, 6£c. furnished by mail or on application at the office, where samples and testimonials can be seen. sepUdtf COOPER & MORSE, rpAKE pleasure in informing their old patrons and X friends that they have resumed business at llieir OLD STAND, turner ot' Market and Mdk streets, where they will keep constantly on hand the best as sortment of Meats, Poultry, Game, &c., That the market ailords, and it will be their earnest aiuleavor to serve their customers with promptness and fidelity. ‘declldtt French Language and Literature TAUGHT BY PROF. LEON DE MONTIER, I71ROM France; graduated in the Aca/lemie de Par f is Universitie de France. Late Professor in the French Language and Literature in the McGill Uni versity and High School of Montreal. Canada East. Prof. LEON de MONTIER begs leave to say that he is pn-pared to give Lessons in the above impor tant br&ncchof modern education, both in Schools aud private families. Classes may also be formed by gentlemen and lathes desirous of acquiring a tlior 0UKh knowledge and the fluent speaking of the French Language. Prof. L. de M.'s method of teaching French will smooth in a great part, the dititcultics of beginners, win 1st to more advanced pupils he will impa.t a pro ficiency ol speaking, together with the pure Parisian accent, so deservedly es,eemed by ail well educated jieopic. Nothing shall be wanting on the part of Pro! L de M. to enable bis pupils to make the most rapid pro gress, and by his exertions to sj^ak the French lan guage in the shortest time. Applications a** to the terms may be made by letter or otherwise, at 52 Freest, or at Messrs Bailey 6c Noyes Book store, Exchange st. References are kindly permitted by the following: In Portland.—Rev, Dr. Dalton, corner South and Spring Streets; Rev. E. Bolles; Dr. Fitch, 87 State Street; Dr Uhadwick 205 Congress Street; Dr. Lud wig ; C. O. Files Esq. Principal ot Portland Acade my. January 10. dtf _ 8. WINSLOW & CO.’S NEW GROCERY 1 HAVING moved into our new store, next door be low our old stand, and fitted it for a firbt CLASS GBOCKRV', we beg leave to return our thanks to our numerous natrons for past favors, and inform them and the pub lic generally? that while endeavoring to maintain our for kEEF, and all kinds of MEATS and V hOkfABLES, we have added to our stock a choice variety of pure groceries, and hone by selling the best of goods At I hr L*ire«t Cash Print! to merit a fair share of patronage. The same atten tion as heretofore paid to orders for Meats and Vege tables for dinners. Cart will call for orders every morning if desired. S. WINSLOW & CO. No. 28 Spring Street Market. 8. WINSLOW C. E. PAGE. January ll. dGm iiJASOA' <t HI A SLO IP’N Steam Mills, Iron Foundry, *'1 ANu ■ Plousrh Manufactory, WI- would iulorm the public that we arc prepar ed to furnish Castings of every description to order at short notice. We now have on hand an as sortment ol Window Weights, sled Shoes and other eastings. tv- Wc arc prepared to turnish Castings ibr Rail Road Companies and Ship Builders. Also, Binning, Jointing, Matching and Sawing promptly dono J- W. IIANSON, C. C. WINSLOW. ‘AS VorkNt., flradof Mmith’a Wharf. Jan 1—d itW“Every ityle of Job work neatly executed at tola office. COr A KTN Elt>* 111 I*. COPARTNERSHIP. THE undersigned have this day formed a Co partnership under the name and stylo of LISK & WESTON, as Commission Merchants and Wholesale Dealers in ELOUK. S. H. LISK, Portland, Feb, ti, 1667. N W* E*M4d2w Copartnership Notice . THE copartnership heretofore existing under the farm name of Miercua, Haskell k C'kave, expires this day by limitation. st. *ea» & Haakell are authorized to settle the aflairs ot the concern. J. C. STEVENS, M. E. HASKELL, A. E. CHASE. A copartnership has this day been formed between the underiignod, under tho hrm name of STEVENS, LORD & HASKELL, for the purpose of transacting a Wholesale Boot and Shoe Business, - AT - Store No* 33 Commercial Ntrect* formerly occupied by Stevens. Haskell & Chase.. J. C. STEVENS, John n. lord, M. E, HASKELL. Portland, Feb. 1, 1867. feb 4 d*2w Copartnership Notice. AP. ItlOBGAlY has this day retired from the • firm of MORGAN. DYER & CO, in favor of R. M. RICHARDSON, ami the business hereafter will L*o conducted under the firm name of “Richardson, Dyer & Co.,” At the old stand, Mo. 143 Commercial Street, Where they will continue the General Wholesale Business in W. I. Goods, Groceries, Floor and Pro* visions. K. M. RICHARDSON, J. W. DYER, „ J. E. HANNAFORD. Feb 2—d3m Copartnership. Malcolm f. hammond and fessenden v. CARNEY, are admitted as partners from this date. The firm will be SHAW, HARVlflOlVD & CARNEY, And we shall continue the Wholesale Grocery, Flour and Provision business, at the old stand. No. 113 Commercial Street. THOMAS SHAW. , Portland, Feb. 4,1«67. lm Copartnership Notice. MR. LEANDER W. FOBES is admitted a partner in our firm from this date. BURGESS, FOBES & CO. febldlm NO TICE. THE subscriber having disposed cf his Stock in store to Messrs Burgess, Fobes & Co., Requests all persons indebted to him to call at their Counting Room No. M) Commercial Ht..Thom as Block, and settle. Thankful ibr past favors, he commends to his friends and former patrons their large and well selected Stock of Leads, Oils, Colors, &c. CHARLES FOBES. Portland, Jan. 2, 1807. d2u. Dissolution of Copartnership 11HE copartnership lieretotore existing under the name 01 CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All persons hold ng bills against the firm, arc requested to present them for payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at 337 Congress Street. CALVIN EDWARDS. WILLIAM G. TWOMBLY. The subscriber having obtained tlie line store No. 337 Congress Street, will eontinue the business, and will keep constantly on hand PI ANO FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Sleinway Instrument, which he can sell at the manulacturcr's l.OHKHT PRICE,. Also, a good assortment ol ORGANS and MELODE ONS. OLD PIANOS taken in exchange. Orders for tuning and retaining promptly at tended to. WOT. 6. TWOMBLY. November 26,1866. dtf RE-OPENING ! The Rubftcriber having purchased the Slock and Stare lately occupied by JOHN CROCKETT & CO., NO. 11 PREBLE STREET, Will re-open for business Tuesday, Jan. £50, 1807, and will sell oft’ the entire stock at greatly reduced prices, consisting of NEW AND SECOND-HAND FURNITURE, Crockery and Glass Ware, Carpeting:, Paper Hangings, Window Shades, together with a general assortment of HOVliS.FDBKIgHING GOODS. MR. LEVI F. HOYT is connected with this establishment, and will he happy to wait on any of his customers and friends who may faror us with a call. jan2il.ltm\VI 1.1,1AM LOWELL. Portable Steam Engines, COMBINING the Maximum ol efficiency, dura bility ami economy with the minimum of weight and price. They are widely and lavorably known, more than 4(00 being in use. All warranted satis factory, or no sale. Descriptive circulars sent on application. Address J. C. HOADLGV A 4 0. „ Lawkence, Mass. Feb 8. 18CT—dim NE W GO O D ST P. B. EROST, merchant Tailor, 332 1-2 Congress Street, Has just received a line lot ot FALL GOODS Rnitablc tor the season, which will be made up in the most thorough manner sept 10—cod Store to Let. THE GOTHIC STORE on Congress Street, op posite Latayette Street. This is one of the best stands lor the (aroerrv UuniuuMM in the City, having had a large trade for the past ten years. . Apply to S. L. CARLETON, jan 1 dedtf 27 Market Square. Oysters, Oysters! By the Barrel, Bushel, Oallou or Quart* Pul up in kegs and cans of all sizes for the trade or family use. Being near the Telegraph and Express Offices, I am prepared to put up all or ders to the latest moment. All in waul of Oysters will find the best assortment in the city. tyChoiee York Bay, Shrewsbury, Cherry S tone, and York River constantly on hand. K. D. ATWOOD, Atwood's Oyster House, 4!i, 47 and 49 Centre St., Portland, Me. February 1. d2m INDIA RUBBER GOODS. Covers, Air ireas, r-uiows, cusmous, end Life Pre servers, Mechanics’ Aprons, Rubber .Jewelry, ol beautiful patters, and all kinds of Rubber Goods thal may be desired, all of whieh 1 will sell at manufac turers lowest prices. Please forward your orders for the present to H. A. HALL, Jul 13codtf *5 Milk Street, Boston. GREAT DISCOVERY I ROGERS’ Excelsior Pain Oliver. The Best Preparation Ever Made For the following Complaints: ALL NERVOUS and NEURAI die PAINS PLEURISY PAINS U1° 1ALNb’ RHEUMATISM TOOTHACHE, STIFF NECK, ACHE, EARACHE, DIPHTHERIA, SORE THROAT and AGlIF Also invaluable in all cases of Sprains and liruises Try it and you will be satisfied. Manufactured and sold wholesale and retail by W. W. Rogers. Hampden Comer, Maine. Sold in Portland by 11. H. flAY & CO., wholesale and retail. jal2d(iin* To Let. ONE Brick Store, three stories, No. 50 Union street. Apply to j»Wtt ST. JOHN SMITH, ItEmOVALS. CHINA TEN .STORK. HAS ^REMOVED To the Old Stand, i P No. 135 Middle St., POBTLAND. Gf, 0. SHAW, Proprietor. February 6—cl 11 REMOVAL. LAKE ALITTLE, Jobbers of Dry Goods and Woolens, have this day removed to their new store, Nos. 142 & 144 Middle Street. Portland, Feb. 13, 1867. febl4d&w2w A.\fe S~ E. BPREVG HAVE removed to their former place of business, over the Oceau f unuruuce OUlcc. corner Exchange and Milk Street. iel.lt dly R E MO "V A l7’ A. E. WEBB, Merchant Tailor, Has Removed to his New Rooms, No. 3 Free street Block, Febl2 Over Chadbourn & Kendall. dtt REMOVAL. Z. K. HARMOM, WAR CLAIM 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 It E M O V A L . JAMES O’DONNELL, Counsellor at Law, Notary Public & Commissioner of Deeds, lias removed to Clapp's New Block, COR. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, Jan 15. (Over Sawyer’s Fruit Store.) dtf hT E M ova Li ! W. II. I! LIFFORD, Counsellor at Law, Aud Solicitor of Paleuts, Has Removed to Comer of Browu aud Congress Streets, j»16 BUOWN’S NEW BLOCK. dtf OUT OF THE EI11E ! B. F. SMITH A SON’S New Photograph Rooms, —AT— NO. 16 MARKET SQUARE. aug20 u dti G. O. DOW«lE§, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT August 30,1866. n dti R EMOVAL! THE Merchants National Rank Will remove on MONDAY, Nov. 12, to (he OFFICE OF H. M. PAYSOW, Iltt Exchange St. OUlOdtf REMOVED. 8 T R O U T & OK! Rt COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over Loriug’n Drug; Store. S. C. 8T1ROUT. U. W. GAGE, dec 31 d&wtt HOLDEN & PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 229 1-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House. A. B. HOLDEN. seputlii H. C. PEABODY. Harris & Waterhouse, JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps and Furs. Portland, Dec. 3d 1866. HARRIS <Sr WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hals, Caps, and Furs, have removed to their New' Store, No. 12 Exchange Street, F. R. HARRIS?. dettl J. E. WATERHOUSE. O. M. & D~W. NASH have resumed busiuess at the head ol Long Wliart, under J. W. Munger’s Insurance Office, and will be pleased to see their ibriuer customers and receive theii orders as usual. July 10,1866. n dti OOW Sc LIBBfelV. luNiirauce Ageuin, will bo lbuml at No 117 Commercial, corner ol Exchange tit. Home Office of New York; National Office of Boston, Narragausctt Office ol Providence; Putnam Office oi Hartford; Standard Office ol New York, aud other reliable offices, are represented by this agency. John Dow. jy25dti F. W. Libbey. BVKON, OBEENOUGU a CO., Furs, Hats, Caps ami ltobcs, 164 Middle St,, over T. Bailey 4 Co. juilTtt WOODMAN, 1'HUH A €50.7 Wholesale Dry Goods, No. 4 Galt Block, Commercial St Jul 17—dtl MOllCE. 11. J. LIBBY A CO., Manufacturers and Commission Merchants. Counting Room over First Natioual Bank, No. 23 Free street, t;eeon«l story. iyll tl AMBROSE MERRILL, Dealer in • Watches, Jewelry, Masonic Regalia, and Mili tary Goods, No 13 Free street, Portland. Same store with Ueyer and Calei. iyI2dtf AGEE Ml IjLS* although burned up, the Pro Li prictois, Messrs. L. J. Hill Si Co., aiu now pre pared to lurnish Coflecs, Spices, Cream Tartar, Ac, at their new place ol business, No. 100 Green St. An Order Slate may be lound at Messrs. Low, Plummer A Co’s, No 83 Commercial St, ami at Mr C. M. Rice’s Paper Warehouse, No. 185 Fore Street. All orders promptly at ten-led to. Goods at t he lowest pi ices. juilCtl HPA^’ARD, Bookseller and Stationer, may he • found at No. 337 Congress St., corner of Oak St. JullGt I KS. WEBSTER 4 CO., can hr lound at the store • ot C. K. Babb, Clapp’s Block, No. 9, where we offer a go< d assortment of Clothing ami Furnishing Goods at low prices. jul 16 OM1TIJ & REED. Counsellors at Law. Morton ° Block, Congress St. Same eutrancc as 0. S. Ar ms’ offices. iyl2dtf U E EASTERN EXPRESM CO are now [ permauentlv located at No. 21 Free street, and prepared to do Express Business over all the Rail road and Steamboat routes in Ihe State, and West by P. S. & P., Eastern and Boston A Maine Roads to Boston, connecting there with Expresses to all parts oi the country. For the convenience ol our customers on Commer cial and Fore streets, an order book lor Height Calls will be kept at office ol Canadian Express Co., No. — Fore street. J. N. WINSLOW J»24 tf_ _ JA l£. M. HAND, Attorneys and Counsellor, • No 16 Free Street, near Middle. jull3 MATH AN GOULD, Merchant Tailor, has removed to No. 16 Market Square, over SweetsU’s A pot he cary si ore. jylO—tl DEll 1.0IN A WEBH-i Attorneys and CoanM ilorM, at the Boody House, corner ol Congress and Chestnut streets. jy26 I 331 Congress St, Portland, Maine. L. B. FOLLETTE, HOSIERY AND GLOVES, HOOP SKIRTS AND OORSETS, Ladies’ & Children’s Underflannels, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. F’f'" Corner of Congress St. an<] Tolman Place. Peb 7, 18f7.—dly Middle Sheet. NOW HEADY. Jenck’s Improved Window Spring. (Patented Feb. 1st, 1866.) \\[ F are now prepared to fill V \ orders for the above named Spring, which has proved to be the best and most durable in the market. It is easily applied, and can be adjusted to suit Jill com mon, size sash, will work as well Ion tin* top as bottom pash, holding the sash at any de sirable point. For sale at wholesale, by L>. 1), SWEET &CO., (sole agents for the New England Stales,) Puwtuckel, It. 1. For Sale in Portland. by K INtl, & DEXTEE, No. 175 Febo<l2w BUTTER ! ^TffFURKINS dairy packed Butter. # O 40 Kegs “ “ “ Fors.ale by „ , WHAM A ADAMS. FeM<12w lNNITBANUi INSURANCE NOTICE. FOIE, COFFIN & SWAN, UNDERWRITERS. —AND— General Insurance Agents, have returned to their old stand, Ocean Insurance Co.’s Block, EXCHANGE STREET. P. C. & 8. continue to represent first class Com panies in all 'departments ot insurance. Losses equitably adjusted and promptly paid, lebl.kltl ATLANTIC~ Mutual Insurance Company. 61 Wall 81, cor. William, NEW YOKK, Januahy, 1866. Insures against Marine and Inland Navi gatiou liisks. The whole profits ot the Company revert to the Assured, and ore divided annually, upon the Premi ums terminated during ihe year; and lor which Cer tincateu are issued, bearing interest until redeemed. Dividend was 40 per cent, in each oi the years 1803-4, and 5, and 35 per cent, in 1806. TJ® Company has Asset*, Over Twelve Millmu i>«llttr«, viz:— United States and State of New-York Stocks, City,
Bank and other Stocks, $4,828,585 Loans secured by Stock s aud otherwise, 3,330,350 Premium Notes ami Bills Receivable, Real Lstale, Bond and Mortgages and other se cunties, 3,650,025 United States Gold Coin, 80 4t;0 Cash in Bank ' 3i5go $12,199,070 TRUSTEES : VWUII 17. IMIUCS, Charles Dennis, W. H. H. Mi)ore, Henry Coit, Wm C. Picker sgill, Lewis Curtis, Chas. H. Russell, Lowell Holbrook, R. Warren Weston, Royal Phelps, Caleb Barstow, A. P.Pillot. Wm. £. Dodge, Geo. G. Hobson, David Lane, Janies Bryce, Leroy M. Wilev, Daniel S. Miller, wm. srums, Henry K. Bogert, Joshna J. Henry, Dennis Perkins, Jos. Gallard, Jr., J. Henry Burgy, Cornelius Grinnell, C. A. Hand, B. J. Howland, Benj. Babcock, Fletcher We stray. Robt. B Miutuin, Jr, Gordon W. Burnham, Fred’k Chauucey, James Low, Geo. S. Stephenson, Wm. H. Webb. John D. Jones, President Charles Dennis, Vice-President. W. H. H. Moore, 2d Vice-Prest. J. D. Hfwijbtt, 3d Vlce-Piest. J. H. Chapman, Secretary. Applications lor Insurance witlr'tlie above named Company received and forwarded by John W. nuiigcr, i'srrcNpoudeat. apUdlweod9m& w6w STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION —of Tina— Howard Insurance Company OF NEW YORK, ec. 31,1866, to be tiled in the office ot the Secretary of State of Maine. Cash Capital all paid in.$500,000.00 Surplus Dec. 31, 1860. *18,468.89 $4tlS,44IS.S9 ASSETS. Cash on hand and in Manhattan and Phoe nix National Rank9. $26,683.26 Real Estate in City of New York. 96,000.00 United States Slocks and Ronds, at mar ket value. 267,300.00 New York State Stocks, market value_ 10,400.00 New York City and County Stocks, mar value. 72,250.00 King’s County Stocks, market value. 23,750.00 Bank Stocks, market value. 35,550.00 Loans on Mortgages on Real Estate in City of New York and Brooklyn, being first liens, worth double the amount loaned thereon. 52,500.00 Loans on Stocks, (worth at market value $22,125). 18.750.00 Due from Agents. 1,905.83 Interest ami Rents accrued, mostly paya ble January 1, 1867. 10, >37.46 Unpaid Premiums. 2,542.34 Salvage Claims ami 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 Cum puny, in the State of Maine, is at Portland, JOHN B.| CAB ROLL,4gcut. , SAMUEL T. SKIDMORE, Pres. HENRY A.7)AKLEY, Vice Pres. STATE OF NEW YORK, 1 Qa City and County of New York,) S8‘ Samuel T. Skidmore, President, and Henry A. Oakley, Vice President of tlic Howard Insurance Compuny of said City, being severally sworn, do de !*<‘>e and say, each tor himself, that the foregoing within is a full, true aud correct statement of the allairs ot the sakl Company; that the within describ ed investments, nor any part thereof, are made lor the benefit ot any individual exercising authority in tire management ot said Company, nor for any oilier person or persons whatever, and that they are the above described officers of the said Company. SAM’L T. SKIDMORE, Pres. HENRY A. OAKLEY, \ ice Pres. STATE OF NEW YORK, 1 City and County of New York, / * 9 On this twenty-ninth day of January. 18G7, before me .personally appear ed Samuel T. Skidmore ami Henry A. Oakley, known to me to be the President and Vice President of the Howard Insurance Com pany ol the City of New York, as described in the foregoing instrument, and severally made oath that theeouieuts ol the same subscribed by them, arc true and correct in every particular, and that they Lave not withheld from the foregoing statement any material information whatever. [Sean JAS. CAMPBELL, Notarv Public, [Stamp.] City anti County of Ncyv York. John B. Carroll, State A pent. Feb 1 eod3w 190 Core Street. It if M O ¥ A Eli Sparrow’s Insurance Office is this day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the new and commodious rooms NO. 06 EXCHANGE STREET, IN TUE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where he is now prepared to place insurance, in all its forms, and for uny amount, in com panic's second to uo others on the globe, and on the most favorable terms. Parties preferring first class insurance, are res pectfully invited to call. November 5,18GG. dtf Lit. Twomblry, General Insurance Broker, • would inform bis many friends aud tire pubi c generally that he is pivpar- it tu continue the insur ance Business as a Broker, and can place Flic, Life and Marine Insurance to any extent in the best Oour p mies in the United Stales. All business entrusted to my c re shall be faithfully attended to. Office at 0. M. Rice’s Paper Store, No. 183 Fore St, where orders can be ieit. jullGti SPECIAL NOTICE —OF— Life lusuranee! HAVING been appointed General Agents for Maine of the old New England Mutual Life Ins. Co., Of Boston, Mass., I*eing the oldest purely Mutual Lite ins. Co. in America, wo wish trily good, active agents to work in the ditferent cities and villages throughout the State. None need apply unless good reterciu-e can bo give. The Co. is 23 years old and has paid in Dividends $1,247,000 00 aud over $2,000,000 00 in loss es by death. It has now a well-invested accumulated Capital of over $4,000,000 00. TLe Co. formerly made •mu paid its dividends once in tive years. A Divi dend will be made up in Nov. 18GG, and annually thereafter, and available one year from date ol Poli cy. Applications for local Agencies will Iks made to RUFUS SMALL & SON, Gen’l Agents, no21d3m Biddelbrd, Me. A Safe Investment! Town of Westbrook semi-Annual coupon Bouds. One, two, three and lour years to run: interest and principal payable at C&nal National Bank. A tew thousand dollars of the above Stock mav be had by applying immediately to WM. Al. CLARK, _ , No 78 Commercial Street. Portland, Feb 11th, 18C7.—d'2w* To Let for a Term ©I' Years. recently occupied bv E. E. Upham «x Son, at the head Richardson’s Wharf ^ w ALSO FOR sale. One Hard Wood Counting-Room Desk. :1°° F ,r , Wesl Barley> on “>« premises, r or particulars enquire of UPHAM & ADAMS, fi.bld.iw__Commercial Street. oas fixtures ; OOVELL & 00, 654 Broadway, New York, Importers and Manufacturers of Chandeliers, Gas Fixtures, &e., McrvVarim'v’m-'f8;. Store F!<‘n'lcnf" »nd Brackets of ThI ?Lr"Be, n "laile t0 8,1 '* any sized room 0 “Hiw.Th®Sftrnnon of Architects and Builders is Prices to suit the times *" Me"918- MSlm°°r& For SaleT A StVom „°«Sv,lla’ 5‘^Sdn* and Bloeks, nearly new, 5l’“ anfia5Jng Schooner of 100 tons; also Top sads, bore and Mainsails, second hand. decide », SAMpSHN Hi CONANT, aeclatl_bio. 10 & 20 Commercial Wharf. To Bent, WAS°?SE on Custom House Wharf. En V’vIdTt LYNCH, BARKER & CO., __ 139 Commercial street. a ntrm^DIVII>®Sr A 01 10 I*er cent* wl11 1,0 I»aid the w?ikih°1,lc.rH ot tl,e Warrior at the office of Winslow, January 16th. JMilOdtf j. 3. WINSLOW, Agent. \X/ JpVKB. can be lound with u now stock Jl j • ™ Sewing Machines, ot various kinds; Silk aJmSm ,'j^ttoil—all kinds anti colors. Needles, Oil, &c. 166Middle street, up one tltgbt stairs. jul17eod (IHilABS. 200 M. imported aim domestic Cigars J tor sale by C. C. MITCHELL & SON, JoUDtt IT* Fore Street. daily press. Portland. Friday Morning, February 16. 1867. Portland and the If anything is necessaiy to convince us ot the East, how earnestly the West ts consider ing the opening of new and the enlarging of old channels of communication tor the pur pose of moving her surplus products, we shall find it in the numerous gatherings of her pub lic men to hear and discuss the various enter prises that arise; in the presentation of the subject to their Legislatures; and in the dec laration, ; that if in no other way the capital necessaiy to complete the various enter prises is to be obtained, then it must be raised by direct taxation; and that their ne cessities will justify them in so doing. We do not comprehend the situation of the West.— With a yearly increasing production, cut oil' trom a Southern market by the issues of the war and the change oi labor in its relation to capital, she more than ever demands and must have enlarged facilities for the transportation of her surplus products. The old ways are too slow. Sha 11 we deny her all brotherhood or shall we rather show by ourselves putting lorth our strength, that we appreciate her position and sympathize|with her in her wants? While this subject is being so thoroughly discussed at the West, should not we he doing something to attract her attention toward us more than we are now doing or have done ? Wliat is really known of us at tlie West? Probably not much beyond the simple fact that Portland is a seaport town ot Maine.— That we have facilities for shipment over wharves and by a harbor unequalled by those of any city upon the coast, and with a line ot steamers which only give them business will become a weekly line through the year, is at most, with a large portion of her jieople, not much more than rumor. Ought this to con tinue? Can it, if Portland is to,become that which uature intended it should become, a commercial city. If we go to them now,— show to them that we too are iaboiing toward a common end with them, will they not push on toward us, and shall we not attach them to us by ties of sympathy as well as of com mon interest? Is not now the time lor doing this while they are looking forward with un usual earnestness toward such a result?— “There is a tide in the affairs ot men.'’ Trade is constantly ('hanging. No business man looks with certainty upon keeping ail of his customers of this year through tlie ensuing.— lie nmstatake on new trade, or.lull behind.— Cities are but an aggregate of imlivlduals, and the same geueral law which governs in the one case, rules in the other. The best opening for us, is that which shall present to the general judgment the surest and largest future. We want growth. In view ot this, does it not appear that what Portland above all things else needs for her growth and prosperity is a direct all rail communication with the West, across our own territories, uniting us by close connections with all points this side and beyond tbe Mississippi ? Do not the necessities of capital and trade demand the speediest movements of freight to and from dis:ant points? But this can only he had by through rail and close comiections, such a connection as will permit the car load ed upon the extreme Western frontier, to break bulk at our wharves. To accomplish such a result seems every way desirable, and worthy our strongest efforts. We believe this to be within our grasp, aud that every consid eration of duty and interest—not to ourselves aloue, but to those who are to come after us —demands that we should not lose the oppor tunity. vve uo not wisn to ue understood as under valuing water communication,—but in our frozen latitude, wisdom, common prudence and a careful regard lor the future and our own interests, demand that we should not de pend ui>on this form of transportation alone. If among the routes that otler, we can ob tain one that combines the excellencies ot hoth land and water carriage, we should gain by such a route all that it'is possible to gain We obseive that at a recent meeting held in Toronto, C. W., at which Lt. Gov. Boss, of Illinois, was present, much attention was giv en to a project—long entertained—of uniting the waters ot Lake Huron with those of Onta rio, by means of a ship canal—forty miles in length. The importance of this cannot well be overestimated. With this canal completed, the distance between Chicago and the Kast— it is stated—will be lessened some 3o0 miles— and six days over the Buffalo route,—a saving of time, interest, aud danger from heating of grain, which ot themselves are items ot great importance. By this route, OsWgo, as a Lake port, is brought much nearer to us in point of time with an ail rail direct communication, lhau any port on Lake Ontario or the St. Lawrence. By direct rail, Oswego and Og denshurgli, are about equi-distant, with a day's time and the earlier opening aud later closing of the navigation at that port, iu favor of the route via Oswego. If we should be placed iu direct rail communication with Oswego by the shortest route, the distance to Portland—we only give estimates—would be about ;100 miles, against 40:1 miles by way of White Riv er Junction and Rouse's Point to Ogdens burgh. If, however, we follow the Syracuse and Oswego railroad, the New York Central, and Itensalaer aud Saratoga to Rutland, we find the distance to be about 415 miles to Port land. As a water communication, however, the greatest gain by the proposed canal would be via Whitehall. This has long been an objec tive point with Portland. This will give the longest possible water communication, involv ing a rail communication of 190 miles, placing us eipii-distanl from Whitehall with Boston, —we allude now to the route via Woodstock to Portland,—and placing us, as a shipping port, more favorably than auy other, in conse quence—if there were no other reasons—of our being so much farther to the eastward. The distance from Whitehall to New York, by rail, is 215 miles. If we are to consider alone the future of Portland, we cannot too highly estimate the importance of an all-rail communication with the West, which foreign influence cannot con trol. After weighing caref ully the importance and advantages of the various routes which have been presented toourobservation, giving each aud ali that consideration which their several merits deserves, and having decided upon the one which combines the most and offers the greatest advantages, let us push on that line to a rapid completion, and let us not forget that time wasted is time lost, and time lost cannot be regained. The Washington Conthiuutions.—We print on another page the report of the Exec utive Committee of the citizens of Wash ington, charged with the duty of collecting hinds for the relief of the sufferers by the Portland tire. These contributions were es pecially noticeable because the givers were not much influenced by personal or business considerations but rather by the purest and most humane motives of sympathy with sor rowing and sulfei ing fellow beings, and de sires to alleviate their troubles. The expenses of the Committee, which must have formed a very considerable item, were borne by the in dividual members, every dollar given for the sufferers having been received|by the authoii ties in Portland. Coup d’ ktat impending.—The Argus Was caught a few days ago by the absurd story that Mr. Ashley, Gen. Butler and Tbad. Stev ens had been couspiring together to impeach General Grant, and that Mr. Ashley's resolu tion of inquiry included Geu. Grant under the generalization “other officers of the govern ment.'’ As Congress has no more authority to impeach Gen. Giant than to impeach the editor or the Argus, this was sufficiently ridic ulous. The story was put upon its travels by a sensational Washington correspondent of a Western paper. The same correspondent iu another letter declares that we are oa the brink of revolution, and the Argus takes up the “wondrons tale” ,n the most cheerftil spirit imaginable. “The Prest.w, the Argus, “is to lie deposed and some hS ical desperado is to be put in his place Yes, it has been intimated that Senator Fessenden may be called to act as Piesident if a vacancy should occur in the Executive ob flee. To prevent this terrible calamity the Argus says “the supporters of the constitu tion and enemies of revolution should at once organize in every town and school district and be thoroughly ready lor the crisis.” We have seen something of this sort in Maine be fore. Mr. Robert Elliot undertook to get ready for the crisis, but found the crisis a lit tle too mauy for him and subsided. His asso ciates in that movement will not he so anx ious to rehearse their inglorious performance as the Argus is to have them. The Argus still belieyes that Butler and Stevens entertain a dark design of “impeaching” Gen. Grant.— Mean wh ile Gen. Grant, via u he last visited the House of Representatives, occupied a seat be tween jolly Tliad Stevens and Gen. Schenck, without the slightest apparent apprehension of impeachment or assassination. Letter treat the Nalienl Capital. [COBBESPONDENCE OF TBS PBE8S.J Washington, Feb. 11, 1807. the swinging pendulum. Watch lug as 1 have done, tor now fifteen weary months, the dreary oscillations of the reconstruction itendulum, from “my policy” to the last report of the Joint Committee of Fif teen, 1 have never left so sure ot reaching a safe middle ground as within two days past.— The struggle seemed about to cease. Agaiust conviction almost 1 hoped it would nut tie a virtual surrender to Air. Johnson. When the ‘‘Alilitaiy Bill” as it is termed was reported in tlie middle of last week, at a hasty glance there seemed much to warrant approval. But a more careful readlDg was convincing proof of the daugeious natuie of the expedient it iuvolved. The Southern Unionists were through their representative men, a unit in opposition. Gov. Hamilton in particular de clared his inability to sell out so cheap as this would lie. lie, with Air. Durant of Louisiana declared that they would rather trust them selves under the rebels than uuder military rule. Gov. Hamiltou in a remarkably power ful speech made by him on Saturday night, declared that what the loyal meu wanted was a method by which loyal men could build up loyal governments, anil the only aid asked ot the military arm was protection. There is no doubt that the bill would have passed could a vote have been obtained during the first twu days debate, though by but a small mgjoiity. But as the discussion proceeded, the yeast be gan to cease working, insight into its danger ous character became clearer, and this morn ing the Douse was ready for some measuie which should, while keeping the civil power supreme, give to its endeavors the single three of the mailed arm. The New Orleans Investigating Committee reported this o rning. You received last ev ening by the Associated Press, a synopsis ot the important bill it reported with the evi dence and summing up. The bill has been carefully drawn by Judge Shellabarger. The confidence of the House in this gentleman is perhaps greater than in any other. To-day were he in Air. Stevens’ position as Chairmau of the Committee on Appropiiations and therefore the recognized leader ol the mujuri ity, he would have exercised a controlling in fluence, tending to obtain decisive action. A proof oi this confidence was seen in the fact that the majority sustained the previous ques tion on the bill, before it was printed, and fin ally ordered the main question to bo taken, pending which an adjournment was had. The scenes meanwhile were quite exciting. The House presented a Bedlamite appearance two tturds ol’ the time. During the three hours of the session it is sale to say that two-thirds of the members were on their legs at once.— Half the time one-third were bawling at the top of stentorian lungs to attest the Speaker’s attention, and motions were pouriug out m a Babel torrent and confusion, which to a chap in the galleries was sometimes very exciting aiid always amusing. The hill provides lor the appointment ot Governor and Council lor Louisiana, by the President with the consent ol the Senate, it enfranchises all loyal men, and such reliels as eau show that since the date oi Mr. Lincoln’s oiler of amnesty they were opposed to the continuance of the rebellion; that they were below a certain grade in the rebel army, and always waged an honorable civilized warfare. This they have to prove on the testimony of loyal men. The registration ol voters, elec tion ol delegates, and assembling of a conven tion are provided tor. The bill is acceptable to every loyal man fr om theSouthuow here. Wliat is needed is to wake its provisions applicable to every one of the ten States.— This will have to be done by a separate bill, as the present positiou of the pending niuas ure precludes amendments, the mam ques tion being ordered. Without being too san guine, 1 must say that lor the first time it does appear that a practicable, radical and ef ficient reconstruction measure will pass by substantially the party vote. The more con servative Republicans have been compelled to demand civil action, during the pending de bate on the Military Bill. Leading Seuators say they will sustain the Elliot—Shellabargei bill. It can be amended there so as to iuclude all the unrepresented States. There is no doubt at all that the opposition will filibuster. They commenced to-day, but were defeated owing to the dissatisfaction of some Republicans who tried to obtain a re consideration of the previous question. The lesult was a growing strength in lavor of im mediate action which put the House into such shape that the obstructionists in the par ty had to tace the issue. About two-filths ol the Republicans would like to ‘•tide over" and not do anything definite now. I think we shall get a vote and a successful oue. GROWING Mfc.LI.OW. A good many believe Mr. Johnson will ac cept the situation and sign the bill. A New England member, of good repute us u saga cious man, said be ‘‘he never had known Mr. Johnson to be so mellow as now." In illus tration he told of a late request made lor a colleetorship by the friends of a general officer, who told the President, said officer was a rad ical and would give uo pledges. The Presi dent said he asked none, but would examine his papers. The General was appointed. This is a little difference horn the “kicking out” process spoken of at St. Louis. Some what different too Irom the style ol proceed ure during last summer, when Johnson De partmental Clubs, circular letters, and cabiuet tumigations were the orJer of the houi. There is a certain Irui* kuowu us “The Medler,” I believe, which is never ripe and lit to eat until is is rotten. It is upou this prtu ciple, I suppose, that Andrew Johuson is be coming politically mellow. Being hilly rot ten-ripe and ready to drop from his shaky bough when blown by the high wind of im peachment, he would like to have it appear that he is very mellow. He probably Is, In more ways than oue. WASHINGTON CONTBIUUTIONS TO THE POBT I.AUD FUND. I enclose yon a report made of the contribu tions at this point for the sufferers from the Portland tire. The Secretary, Llewellyn Deane, Esq., deserves great ctedit for his ex ertions and benevolent efforts, as does Mr. Perbam, the chairman of the committee, and all other friends whose names are to be found in the succinct report presented by Mr. Deane. The total fund collected is about $12,000. Spectatok. Noktueun Pacific Hailboad.—In the New York assembly the lion. D. C. Little john of Oswego obtained unanimous leave a lew days since to introduce some resolutions cordially lavoriug the construction u* Northern Pacific Railroad.which were prompt ly adopted. They have since passed the sen ate, and have also received the sanction ol Governor Fenton. The preamble dm. rilies the route to 1* adopted lor the construction of this road, refers to the agricultural and mineral resources of the country ou the lorty sixth parallel, and to the temperate nature of the climate; and declares that the speedy de velopement of the vast resources ol our great country is demanded by every consideration of sound financial policy, with a view to the easy and clearly liquidation of the national debt. The resolutions are as follows: That our Senators and members in Congress bo requested to advocate the passage of an ai t granting such government aid to tho Northern Pacific Railroad as will ensure its early con struction and completion. That the Governor of the State be requested w transmit a copy of the foregoing preamble ai d resolutions to each of our Senators and is practicable^* at “* t'arl>- a ,Jay I*la.ltc sure Haafluu, arv M,1111* W‘b any OIie- who has no pecuni iect ii* 11° War,> llis °Pln*on upon the sub tbe through this medium, what reliant , , f the advertised repreL,^ P Up0" .•slate Hooting, the patent r °[ l*^ Pl'“tic s, nit patent tor winch, il tliere he a patent, is owned by a New York Joint Stock ( ompauyAccordmg to the advertise,nents in various newspapers, in pamphlets and in the proceedings of the Farmers’ Club in New York city, the Hooling is a plastic material, com pounded ot the Hour of slate (common slate stone finely pulverized,) and coal tar. It is applied by brush or trowel in a thin coating upon the roof, (which must first be covered with thick paper felting,) and forthwith it be comes impervious to wat. r or tire, and will last almost forever. Moreover, it is said to be cheaper than ordinary shingling, and is worth five times as much, if all this lie true, surely it should be extensively known and used. Hut there is so much humbugging iu the world, especially iu New York, that people cannot lurbear their suspicions, that such claims aie highly exaggerated, and are not always to be relied upon. At least, they ask for demon strable proofs. lUe subject seems to have been brought several times l>el'oie the weekly meetings ol the Farmers’ Club, N. Y , where Mr. Solon Kobinsonthe Agriculiural editor of the Tri bune, is found its chief and enthusiastic advo cate. According to him, theie Is no mistake about it—it is one of the greatest boons that has hapi>ened to the country in our wonderful times. VVe have seen a good many strong certificates in beliall of interest'd parties, giv eu out by Mr. K. as of Dr. C. T Jackson | and they have become so comrnou as in a great measure to quality their claims to great re spect. The iuventor, W. L. Potter of Clirtou Park, Saratoga Co., N. Y., affirms that slute in its natural condition, Is held together as a sub stance by viscous matter, which Is the charac ter ol the tar ot coal; and that to reconstruct slate, in any shape desirable, all we have to do Is to grind the slate into powder and mix it with coal tar, lor which it has an affinity and this reunites the particles and solidities them. It takes time, indeed,fully to petrify it; mean while, it is plastic, and almost elastic, like 111 dia i-ubbcr or gutta percha, that iu Its sort state may be spread as the mason spreads his lime mot tar, or the painter his white lead and oil. It will fill all oracks and prevent leakage, aud will uot expand or contract by heat or cold. Is it true that common slate Is held to gether by a viscous fluid? If so, why, when submitted to the action of fire, does not that fluid perceptibly escape iu the form ol gas? It dues so iu bituminous coal—why not in this stone also? It strikes us, that II Mr. Potter is wrung iu his premises, he is wroug also iu the conclusion to which he asks the public to as sent; if be is right therein—it as the sun and air expel the viscous lluid, the mass becomes petrified—surely his reconstructed slate may answer all the benefits claimed for it. There will be a great deal of building done the coming season in Maine, and we think it may he an object worthy of serious inquiry,— what arc the real merits ol' the Plastic Slate Hooting? Can any competent ftiend tell us? Tkaxj. VABIETIEN. —The Mexicans are said to bo tba most ac complished and unscrupulous of thieves. The dressing rooms at tho court balls are iuvari ably rifled of their contents, and ladies, after dauciug, vaiuly seek their shawls, cloaks, etc. A ball was given by the French officers soon after their entrance into Mexico, when the guests cut off the gold fringes and tassels which adorned the velvet curtains of the ball-, room. —Miss Thackeray’s writings from the Story of Elizabeth down to The Village on the Cliu', now publishing in Corulrill—and Aunt Marga ret’s Troubles, in which Miss Dickens has just made her literary debut, are quoted in sup port of the opinion that literary ability is ofteu er transmitted from father to daughter than from father to son. It is whispered, says the Court Journal, that a young boy called to high destinies stubbornly refuses to study the maps. Wheu pressed to explain the reason the pupil ex claimed: ’’Oh, the map has so often changed of late years, aud papal Napoleon III .') says it will soon be changed again. Cut bo no to learn it as it stands uow?” — 1 he King of Prussia is reported to have said, in a recent conversation: “In order to consolidate the Northern Confederation, Prus sia requires a year’s tranquility It is for this reason 1 appreciate in the highest degree the pacific inclination expressed in the words uttered by the Emperor on New Year’s Day .” —A gentleman was arrested and put in the guard house at Savannah a few nights since, ter being “drunk and helpless.” It turned out that he was strictly temperate, and had been struck with apoplexy, of which he was found dead in the jail. • — While a Mqjor Roberts, of Oxford, N. H., was unharnessing his horse a lew days ago, he was lilted from his feet by the wind and thrown upon a small ledge of rocks. His leg was broken by the fall. Unable to reach his house he crawled into the barn, where he was found by one of the neighbors in the morn ing. —George Alfred Towuseud, one of the wit tiest Bobemiaus of the New York press, Is going to Europe as correspondent of the Cincinnati Gazette. —The New Y’ork World msists that in nominating Mr. Bancroft for the collectorship at Bostou, the president was guilty both of revenge and plagiarism, and mentions in con nection therewith the old story of a douhtlu! compliment once paid to an ovor-eloqueut youth by one ot his friends. “Where have you becu this long time, Wiggins?” "1 have beeu in Boston, lecturing.” “Ah! I am en chanted to hear it ”1 “Indeed,” responds Wig gins, with a modest blush, "and why?" "Why ! Why,because I hate the Bostonians'” —Mrs. Julia Ward Howe tbre itens to with draw trout The Northern Lights, and Lights itselfis likely soon to withdraw its pale efful gence. A savage Bohemian, who wasn’t asked to write for it, says the now magazine was too evidently the organ of Dr Howe's School for Feeble-minded and Idiotic Youth. —Mr. Whittier’s new poem, ’ The Teut on the Beach,” will be published about the 26th of this mouth. The first edition will consist of tan thousand copies, the great popularity oij “Suow-Bound” aud advance orders warrant ing Messrs. Ticknor & Fields in the issue o this large uuinberof copies at the start. The largest fur dealer in the world was horn in Vermont, of poor pareuts, and is now the great Loudon merchant, A M Lamsoti, lately knighted. No man is more respected in tlio city. He is the largest capitalist in the At lantic c — Ihe Kound Table describes the Christian Advocate as a stupid and bigoted sheet, with a pervading suuthc .’’ The Advocate in turn in sinuates that the Bound Table is edited by in fidels; the “iufidela" rejoin by calling the edi tor of the Advocate “an irregular rhomboid." —Mr. Frank Moore, one of the most euter pirsiug and laborious of our literary men, lias nearly completed his Rebellion Record-an ex haustive task, faithfully performed. -A garrulous lop, who had annoyed l.is partner! n the ball room by invidious remarks, among other, asked her whether “she had ever had her ears pierced?" “No, but I have oiten had them borsd." _Quo of O’Connell s odd stories used to be about s Miss Hussey Her father made a will (said O'Connel), disposing ot the bulk of Ins lortuue to public charities. Vheu he was up on his deathbed, his housekeeper asked him how much he had left Miss Mary He replied that he had left her £1,000 which would do very well, if she married any sort of a good husband. "Heaven bless your honor! (cried the housekeeper) and what decent man Would ever take her with the uose she has got"” “Why. that is really very true” replied |the dy ing father, “I never thought of her nose;’’ and ho lost no time id adding a codicil, that gavu Miss Maro an addition of *150 a year as a set off against her ugliness.