Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, February 21, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated February 21, 1867 Page 1
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__ _ ___—_• ~ PORTLAND, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 21,'1867. r„,a,mu »oZr,1,erannnM,in J^‘ THE POUTXA.NI. I'AILY PRESS Is l>ublmbi4 every day, (Sunday excepted,) at No. 1 1 miters Exchange, Commercial Street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, PROPRIETOR. Terms:—Eight Dollars- a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is Pushed at the Binje place every Thursday morning at $_.uu a } tar, Invariably in advauce. Kates of Advertising*—^ne *BC**®/ space, in length oi column, commutes a “square. $1.50 per square daily first week: 75 cent? pet w ek alter; three insertions, or lew, $1.00; contmu m? every other day alter first week, 00 cents. Halt square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one wvk. $1.00; 60 cents per week alter. Under head of “Amusements,” $2.00 per square per week: three insertions or less. $1.50. Special Noth-BS»$1.26 per square lor the first in se: cion, uud 25 cents per square for each subsequent nserlion. Advertisements inserted in tbe “Maine State Press” (which has a large circulation in every pur- i o( the Siatel for $1.00 per square for first insertion* n id 50cents per square tor each subsequent instr tiou. MU81NESS CAKD0* C. J. SCHUMACHER, FRESCO PAINTER. Oflce at tlie Drug, Store of Messrs. A. (1. Scblotter beck & Co., 303 C uugrm Mt, Portlaud^ Me* jal2dtf One door above Brown. H. M . ERE WER, (Successors to J. Smith & Co.) Hlauulut'iurrr of Xeaibor Helling* Also lor sale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, HI VCTH ami HUMS, Ul.udtl u ;»!• CoygrfM Hlreel. W. e7 EREEM AN & CO.t Upholsterers and Manufacturers ot FURNITDRE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Spring-Beds, Mattresses, Few Cushions, No. 1 Clupp’v Hlock-foot C'heHiuut Street, Portland. Freeman, D. w. Deane. C. L. Quinby. _U n A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers in Stoves, Ranges & Furnaces, Can be found in their NEW JBUILJD1NG ON LIME ST., (Opposite the Markot.) Where they will be pleased to see all their former customers and receive orders as usual. augl7du n CHASE, CRAPI & STURTEVAWT, GENERAL Commission Merchants, Wldgery’. Whnrl) Portland, Mu. ocllBdtt no WARD & CLEA VES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M 1NE. Office No. 30 Exchange Street, Joseph Howard, jy9tt n Nathan Cleaves. M. PEARSON, Gold and Silv er Plater -AND— Miiiiiilacturer ot Silver Ware, Temple Street, first door from Congress Street PORTLAND, ME. May 19—dly n A. WILBUR & CO., 1112 TreiuoDt Street, Boston, Importers and Dealers in d'KLl H and AM URIC AN HOOFING SLATES, all colors, and slating nails. Careful attention paid to shipping. n aug22-Cm BRADBURY & SWEAT Counsellors at Law, 94» CONIiRERg NTKI'lET, Chadwick Mansion, opposite United States Hotel, Portland Maine. Dion Bradbury. novOtl J,.D. M. Sweat. Deering. Milliken & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMME1U I.VL STREET, ang31-dttr Portland, Maine. JOSEPH STORY Penrhyu Marble Co. Manufacturers and Dealers in Enameled Slate Chimssy Pieces, Brackets, Pier Slabs, Grates *uid Chimney Tors. Importer and dealer in Eng lish Floor Tiles, German and French Flower Pots, Hanging Vases, Parian. Bisque, and Bronze Staluetts and Busts. Glass Shades and Walnut Stauds, Bohe mia u and Lava Vases and other wares. 11- TREASONT STREET Studio Building aug22—(im n BOSTON, Mass. SHEPLEY & STKOUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OFFICE. Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex change street. G. F. SHBPLRY. jy9U A. A. 8TROUT. 11. W. ROBINSON Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, i!49 Congress Street. Jan 4—dtf PERCIVAL BONNE Y, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, Morton Bloch , Congress Street, Two Doors above Preble House, PORTLAND, ME. novlD tf DAVIS, MESEBVE, HASKELL & 00., Importers and Jobfx rs of JJry Goods and Wootens, inatle 18 Free Street,] F. DAVIS, £ KXK£ PORTLAND, MB _E. ciiNpman. liovVflsdtl' rr. f. Phillips d co., Wholesale Dru^hh, Wo. 148 Fore Street. oct 17-dtf JOHN W. DANA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 80 Exchange St. Dec 6—dtf BOSS a> FEB NY, PLA8TERE It8, PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL BTUGOO AND MASTIC WORKERS, Oak Street, between, Congress and Free Sts., PORTLAND, ME. Coloring, Whitening and White-Washing prompt* y attended to. Orders irom out ot town solicited. May 22—dtf .TOUIN E. DOW, Jr., Attorney and Counsellor at Law, .IAUNCEY COURT, Willi Street, ..... New York City. ^^CouiimsRioner tor Maine and Massachusetts. Jan. 29 dtf s. l. caKeeton, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 27 Market Square. Sept 24—dtf n __ WM. w. WHIPPLE, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE, POBTLAXD, ME. uug2 tt SMITH & CLARK* Wholesale Dealers in TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, Km PORE STREET, . „ PORTLAND, Me. I«°11 jtt w. W. THOMAS. Jr., Attorney and Counseller at Law, [Chadwick House,1 2BJ Congress Street. octfi-dly II. M. CAI S O S , STOCK BROKER. . No. 80 Exchange Street, PORTLAND ME UOl'ldt LEWIS PIERCE, Attorney,and Conusetlor at Law, So. 8 Clapps Block. in!21 IJYCN o. VRRBILL, Counsellor at Law, JO No. 19 Pre« Strwt. Jull* UnSMESS CARDS. | Charles P. Mattocks, , Attorney and Counsellor at Law, KWOUY HOI'ME, COR. CONGRESS AND CHESTNUT STREETS, febUdtf ruEJT.AND. ~j. » . in tit sit on. ■ « ; Hoop Skirt Maiiufiictnrer, DEALER IK English, Fiench and. American Corsets, Fancy Goods and LACES, HOSIERY, GLOVES, And all kinds of TRIMMINGS and Dress Buttons. gj^Mland-Knit German Worsied Garments made to order. (figr^Hoop Skirts made to order, No. O Clapp’s Block, CONGRESS STKEET. fllblS roRTLA.NI>, ML. till WALTER COREY Si CO., Manufacturers and Dealers in FURNITURE! Looking Glasses, Mattresses, Sitring Beds, dc. Clapp'. Block, Kennebec Street, (Opposite. Foot of Chestnut,) KebtxlU_ PORTLAND. GEO. S. NUTTINGi Counsellor at Law, —AND— Solicitor of Patents, No. 113 Federal Street, fcblSdlw PORTLAND, ME. WILLIAM A. PEARCE, PLUMBER! MAKER OF Force Pumps and Waler Closets, Warm, Cold and Hhowrr Balk*, IVrkIi Bowl», BroNN and Silver IMnied Cork*. Every description of Water Fixture for Dwelling Houses, Hotels and Public Buildings, Ships, eU?., ar ranged and set up in the best manner, and all orders in town or country taitlifully executed. Conslantly on hand Lead Pipes and Sheet Lead and Beer Pumps of all kinds. Ai«o? Tin Hooliti^, Tin Conductor* and work in that line done in the best mauncr. IESr“All kinds of Jobbing promptly attended tg. NO. 180 FORK ST., Forllnud, l»lr. _Janl5___ d3m \V. H. WOOD cC SOX, BROKERS, No. 17S-- Bore Street, tl J. n. HUDSON, JR., ARTIST. Studio No 301 1-2 Congress Street. IS^-Lessons given in Painting and Drawing. February 1—dtf J.& C. .1. BAKBOUIl, DEALERS IN Hoyt’s Premium Patent Rivetted Oak and Hemlock Leather Belting, Lace Leather and Hemp Pac/. ini/. Rubber Bolting, Hose, Nu-iwi Parking, ( lathing, Ac., Ac. No. 8 Exchange Street, FcbicoMin__PORTLAND, ME. Kimball & Prince, X>entbst«. No. 11 Cllapp'a Block, Congress Street, OpponiirOhl City Mall, PORTLAND, MAINE. 0. Kimball, D. 1>. S. oclOeodtf Fred A. Prince WRIGHT# CLARK, FRESCO PAINTERS, In Oil and Distemper Colors. Also House and Sign Painters. Morton Block, two doors above Preble House, Portland, Me. tlf/Wc are prepared to design and execute every description of Wall, and Ceiling Decorations, lor Churches, Public Buildings, Private Residences,Halls, &c. Gilding and Embossing on Glass. Every de scription of Wood finished in Wax and Oil Filling, and in Varnish or French Polish. .jal3d3in BUILDING. TO BUILDERS. PERSONS wishing lor Spruce Dimension Frames tor early Spring business, will do well to leave their orders at once with STEVENS & MERRILL, at their Lumber Wharf, Commkrcial Stbekt, near loot id' Maple Street, where can always be found a large Stock ol Pine, Spruce, Walnut, Chest nut and Butternut Lumber, Clapboards, Shingles, Laths, &c., &c. AIko—Door , Blinds, Window Frames and Window Sashes, glazed and unglazed, at lowest prices. CTJr* Remember—STEVENS & MERRILL, leb 11 d2in AHtff 1TJhJCJTi'kCK A KNGIXEEKIMU. Messrs. ANDERSON. RONNELl. * CO., have Baade arrangements with Mr. STEAD, an Architect of established reputation, and will in future carry on Architecture with their business as Engineers. Par ties intending to build are invited lo call at iheir office. No, 3(H> Congress street, ami examine eleva tions and plans ol churches, banks, stores, blocks ol buildings, ^c. j 12 WM. II. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL. STREET, Foot of Maple Street. General Agent lor the Stale lor H . W. JOHNS* Improved Roofing, For buildings ol all kinds. CAR and STEAM BOAT DECKING. ROOFING CEMENT, for coat ing and repairing all kinds ol roots. PRESERVA TIVE PAINT lor iron and wood work, Metal Konl's, &c. COMPOUND CEMENT, for repairing lcakv shingled rools. BLACK VARNLSli, lor Ornamen tal Iron work &c. Full descriptions, c rcular. prices, Arc. furnished by mail or on application at. tlie office, where samples and testimonials can be seen, sepludtf The Sunday Morning Advertiser is the largest quarto sheet of the kind in New Eng land, and contains Stories, N ketches, Newt of the Day, ltlarhct lie par 1m and Telegraphic IkiMpafches up to a late hour Saturday evening. City subscrib ers supplied Sunday morning, at $2.50 a year, in ad vance. Mail subscribers, $2.00. feblOdtf COOP EH & MOUSE, TAKE pleasure in informing their old patrons and friends that they have resinned business at tlieir OLD STAND, lonier of Market and Milk streets, where they will keep constactly on hand the best as sortment of Meats, Poultry, Game, &c., That tin; market affords, and it will be Ibeir earnest andeavor to serve their customers with promptness and fidelity. declidti French Language and Literature TAUGHT BY PROF. LEON DE MONTIER, ITUtOM France; graduated in the Academic de Par 1 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. LLON do MONTIEU begs leave to say that he Is prepared to give Lessons in the alwive Impor tant brauceh of modern education, both in Schools and private families. Classes may also be lbrmed by gentlemen ami ladies desirous of acquiring a thor ough knowledge and the tiuent speaking of the Fiench Language. Prof. L. de M.’s method of teaching French will smooth in a great part the difficulties of beginners, whilst to more advanced pupils he will impart a pro ficiency ol speaking, togother with the pure Parisian accent, so deservedly esteemed by all well educated j»eople. Nothing shall be wanting on the part of Prot. M. to enable his pupils to make the most rapid pro gress, and by his exert ious to speak the French lan guage in the shortest time. Applications as to the terms may lie made by letter or otherwise, at 52 Free fit, or at Messrs Hailey & Noyes Book store, Exchange st. References arc kindly permitted by the following: In Portland.—Rev, Dr. Dalton, coynci South and Spring’Streets; Rev. E. Boiles; Dr. Fitch, 87 State Street; Dr Chadwick 295 Congress Street; Dr. Lud wig ; C. O. Files Esq. Principal of Portland Acade my. January 10. dtf S. WINSLOW & CO.’S * new grocery 1 Having moved into our new store, next door be low our old stand, and litted it for a PI KMT Cl. AMM RKOniRV, we beg leave to return our thanks to our numerous patrons for past favors, and inform them and the pub lic generally, tliat while endeavoring to maintain our reputation tor rolling the best.of BEEF,and all kinds of MEATS and \ LOElABLKs, We have added to our stock a choice variety of pure groceries, and hope hy selling the best of goods Af the Lowfut C'anh Price*! to merit a lair share of patronage. The same atten tion ns heretofore paid to orders tor Meats and Vege tables for dinners. Cart will call for orders every morning if desired. S. WINSLOW & CO. No. 28 Spring Street Market. 8. WINSLOW. C. E. PAGE. January 11. dCm _ haxsox <tf wixslow'8 Steam Mills, Iron Foundry, AND^" Plough Manufactory, Wl’. would inform the public that we are prepar ed to furnish Castings of every dcHrription to order at short notice. We now have on hand an as sortment ot Window Weights. Sled Shoes and other eastings. We are prepared to furnish Castings for Rail Road Companies and Ship Builders. Also, Planing, Jointing, Matching and Sawing promptly dono J. W. HANSON, C. C. WINSLOW. V ork t»t., Head of Smith’s Wharf. Jac 1—d COP.I KTNKR81IIP. Copartnership Notiee, THE uiulorHi^uod have this day formed a copart nership under the name of GREENE, READ & SMALL, and have taken store No. 137 Commercial $t,, comer of In ion, where they will transact a Wholesale Flour,Grocery & Provision Business. Their old friends and the public generally are re spectfully invited to call. CYRUS GREENE, JOSEPH W. HE At), GEu. Al. SMALL. * Portland, Feb. 14, 1887. feblBilni COPARTNERSHIP. THE undersigned have this day formed a Co partnership under the name and style of L,I8K & WESTON, as Commi.-sion Merchants and Wholesale Dealers in tLolJK- S. H. 1.1SK, „ .. . „ t N. WESTON, Portland, Feb. fl, 1667. febMdL'w Copartnership Notice. AP. MORGAN bins thin day retired lrom the . firm of MORGAN. DYER & CO, in favor of K. M. RICHARDSON, and the business hereafter will he conducted under the firm name of “Richardson, Dyer & Co.,” At the old stand, No. 143 Commercial Street, Where they' will continue the Gcneial Wholesale business in W. I. Good., Groceries, Floor nod Pro visional. R. M. RICHARDSON, J. W. DYER, J. E. HANNAFORD. Feb 2—d:!m Copartnership. Malcolm f. hammond and fessenden v. CARNEY, arc admitted as partners from this date. The firm will he sIIAAV, HAMMOND A CARNEV, And we sliull continue tlic Wholesale Grocery, Floor and Provision business, at the old stand. No. 113 Commercial Slreet. THOMAS SHAW. Portland, Feb. 4.1867. lm Copartnership Notice. MR. LEANDER W. FOBES is admitted a partner in our firm from this date. * m , , BURGESS, FOBES & CO. fehldlin NOTICE. THE subscriber having disposed ct bis Stock in store to Messrs Burgess, Fobcs & Co., Requests all persons indebted to him to call at their Counting Room No. fe*0 Commercial felt*•Thom as Block, and settle. Thankful tor jwst favors, be commends to his friends and lormer patrons their large and wcll selected Stock ol Leads, Oils, Colors, &e. CHARLES FORES. Portland, Jan. 2, 1SG7. d2n. Dissol at ion of Copartner s/i ip THE copartnership heretofore existing under the name ol CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All persons hold ng bills against the lirm, are requested to present them lor payment, and those indebled will please call and settle at 337 Congress Street. C ALVIN EDWARDS, WILLIAM U. TWOMLEY. The subscriber having obtained the tine stare No. 337 Congress Street, will continue the business, ami will keep constantly on hand PIANO FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which lie can sell at the manutarturer’s LOWEST PRICES. A.lso, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS OLD PIANOS taken in exchange. tfF* Orders for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. WOT. O. TWOOTBLY. November 26,1866. dtf lew Store, lew broods. EVANS A HATLEY, Nos. 1 & 2 Free Street Block, WILL OPEN MONDAY, .Jan. 14th, a new and complete assortment ot FURNITURE, Crockery, Glass and Silver Elated Ware, Bedding:, Upholstery Goods, and a first class stock of HOUSE FURNV8UIXG ARTICLES of every description. By"a strict attention to business and tlie wants of their customers, they are in hopes to merit a fair share of the patronage of tlie public. An inspection of our stock and prices is respect fully invited. Warerooms Nos. 1 & 2 Tree Street Block. E NS & BAYI.KY. Portland, Ja '.a, 1867. janl-ldu i :s:si Oon^resa St, Portland, Maine. L. B. FOLLETTE, HOSIERY AND GLOVES, HOOP SKIRTS AND CORSETS, Ladies’ & Children's Underflannels, W1IOI.ESALE AND RETAIL. CP Corner of Congress St. and Tolman Place. Feb 7, 18C7.—dly_ Notice. HE undersigned Laving 1 rased tlio well known Carnage Manufactory formerly occupied by R. M. Webb, at Webb’s Mills, take this method to an nounce to the public that they will continue the busi ness of manufacturing Carriages of all descriptions as heretofore. Also Jobbing and repairing done at short notice and in the best manner. Carriage lum ber of the best quality and every variety constantly on band for sale at fair prices. We also have in connection with lb'- above a Har ness Shop, where the best of stock and workmanship is flic guarantee we offer to o r customers 1hat our Harnesses shall l»e all they wish for, in that line. We would also stale that with the best stock in the coun try, and the,best workmen anywhere to be found, we feel confl lent we can make Carriages as good as the best., and in stylo we intend to bo fully up to the times. To the patrons of the establishment heretofore and the public generally we would say, give us a call and you may be assured that it will be tor your interest as well as our own. HILL, DYER & ROBINS. lebldd&wlinb ^ OILS l OILS! Lubricating and Illuminating WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. L. I?. Brown, Jan28d4w* Wo. ‘JOO Pare Ntreet. FOR HALE. ONE high pressure, horizontal Sten in Engine, with Cylinder lti inches diameter, 44 inch stroke —iron l*cd and heavy fly wheel. Two flue Boilers 40 in. diameter,30 feet long with two tluo» in each 13 in. diameter. The whole is complete in all its parts, and in good order, and will l>e sold at n bargain. Apply to X. WB8TOW, m Or tlic Portland i'oiupnuj. Portland, Feb. 2, 1807. feb5 d30d ed New Store—Juzt Open. UI.UINT .V ITOSSS, DEALERS IN Builders Hardware,Nails,Glass,Wooden Ware DOORS. SASH AND BUNDS, an,1 CARPEN TEUS* TOOLS in Great Variety. On Middle, between Hampshire & Franklin Sts Jas. P. Blunt. ja24d3m» Jas. A. Foss. Tridgton ACADEMY. THE SPRING TERM of this Institution will commence on TUESDAY, February iiOih, and continue eleven weeks. C. F. ■IIFTO'V, A. m., A*rinripnl. Competent and accomplished teachers will he un P-oyed in all departments of the school. weck°'1 bo&rd ,urni8ll0(l the vicinity at $3.00 per 5""T"*lnr self-boarding easily obtained, rest nooks furnished at Portland prices by the . T. II. MEAD. Secretary. »Q. BtWgton, Jan. 30,1807. JeWklTaw&wlSw o Y S TE R 8 ! WILLIAM H. DAHTOM, At hii stores. No-. 231 * 233 Conoro-s Street near New ITT Budding. JsoonstantJ?receivin*frcsh arrivals ofNew York and \ irgmia Oysters, which he Is prepared to •ell by the gallon, quart or bushel or served up in any style. •Tanuarv 5, lHu7. dtf Go to Adams A Puriuton’s T^OR your House-furnishing Goods of all kinds; P Carpetings, and all kinds of Crockery, Glass,'liu, Stone. Eartliern and Wooden Ware, Faper Hang ings, Window Shades, dfce. &c., cornex of Federal and Exchange streets, n023d3zu BESIOVALS. .r*-^ REMOVAL! FAIRBANKS’ STANDARD - SCALES S Patent Money Drawers I Eubbjr ar.d Ivory Handled Table Cutlery, j BOOUBtl’ SC.IHIOBH —AND— GENERAL HARDWARE, AtKIWG & DEXTER'S, 175 Ilddlf aud 118 Ffdcral Street*. iebt9 ^ dim R E MO V AL ! A. K. Tv KB It, Merchant Tailor, Has Removed to Ids New Rooms, No. 3 Free Street Block, Febl2 Over Chadbouru & Kondall. dtt IT E M O V_ E I> . _ w m^mm • STROUT & GAGE, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over l.oriug*" Drug Store. S. C. 8T.R0UT. II. TV. OARS. decal diiWti REMOVAL. LANE jTmTTLiE, Jobbers of Dry Goods and Woolens, have t-liis day removed to their oew store, 1 ' Nos. 143 & 144 Middle Street. Portland, Feb. 13, 1887. feblldiw2w REMOVAL. X. K. HARMOM, WAR Cl.AIM AOK1VT, Has removed to his new office, at the Old Stand in Jose Block, No. 88 Exchange St., (opposite the Custom House.) Portland, Feb. 11,1807- d&w3w n EM O Fi X, JAMES O’DONNELL, Counsellor at Law, Notary Public & Commiaiaoner of Deeds, Has removed to Clasp's Now Block, CGR. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, Jan 15. (Over Sawyer’s Fruit Store.) dtf It K M O V A L. 1 W. H. CLUFFORU, Counsellor at Law, And Solicitor of Patents, Hus Removed to Corner of B-own and Congress Streets, jal6 BROWN’S NEW BLOCK. dtf AT& 8. E. SP It I N G HAVE removed to their former place of business, over the Ofcun Insurance Office, corner Exchange and Milk Street. .'ebll dim , O IT OF THFFlIiE! B. P. SMITH * SON’S New Photograph Rooms, —AT— NO. 16 MARKET SQUARE. aug2P n dtt ti. ti. DOWSEsi MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT A u?ust bO, I860. n dtt HOLDEN & PE ABO JOY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 220 1-2 Congress Street, Near the Oonrt House. A. B. HOLDEN. sepfltih H. C. PEABODY. Harris & Waterhouse9 JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps and Furs. Portland, Dec. 3d 1866. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hals, Caps, and Furs, have removed to their New Store, Xo. 12 Exchange Street, F. K. HARRIS. did if J. E. WATERHOLSE. O. M.~di l>. W. XASII ~ have resumed business at the head ot l.on2 Wharf, under J. W. Mungor’s Insurance Office, and will be pleased to see their former customers and receive their ardors as usual. July 10, I860. n dtt DOIV A lilltBEY. luHUrnnce Apvuta, will be found at No 117 Commercial, corner ot Exchange St. Home Office of New York; National Office ot Boston; Narragansctc Office of Providence; Putnam Office of Hartford; Standard Office of New York, »nd other reliable offices, are represented by this agency. John Dow‘. jy25dtf F. W. Libbey. VROiv, tJUKEVOlciTA CO., Furs, Hats, Caps and Robes, 161 Middle St,, over T. Bailey if Co. jull7tt Y\.rOGnulAIV, TRifc CO., Wholesale Tv Dry Goods, No.-1 Galt Block, Commercial St. Jul 17—dtt MOT1CE. H. J. L1BBY~A CO., Manufacturer? and Commission Mc-uuants. Counting Room over First National Bank, No. Hit Free street, second story. iyll tf AIUBKOME MERRILL, Dealer' in • Watches, Jewelry, Masonic Regalia, and Mili tary Goo<ls, No 13 Free street, Portlaud. Same store with Geyer and Chief. iyl2dt t* I’AGLE Ml LIAS, although burned up, the Pro J prietors, Messrs. L. J. Hill & Co., are now pre pared to tarnish Coti’ee9, Spices, Cream Tartar, Arc, at their new place of business, No. 100 Green St. An Order Slate may be found at Messrs. Low, Plummer & Co’s, No 83 Commercial St, and at Mr C. M. Rice’s Paper warehouse, No. 185 Fore Street. All orders promptly attended to. Goods at ihe lowest prices. JullOtt H PACK ARD, Bookseller aud Stationer, may be • found at No. 237 Congrcs* St., corner of Ouk St. _ julIGtf r> S. WEBSTER if OO., can bo found at the store V. oi C. fv. Babb, Clapp’s Block, No. 9, whore we of/cr a good assortment of Clothing and Furnishing Goods at low prices. jul 16 QM1TH & REED. Counsellors at Law, Morton ° Block, Congress St. Same entrance as U. S. Ar my offices. iyl2dtf rnilL EAMT¥llN EXPBEW CO. are now -1 permanently located at No. 21 Free street, and prepared to do Express Business over all tlio Rail road and Steamboat routes In the State, and West by P. S. & P., Eastern and Boston & Maine Roads to Boston, connecting there with Expresses to all parts ol the country. For the convenience of our customers on Commer cial and Fore streets, an order book lor lreiglit ( ’alls will be kept at office of Canadian Express Co., No. — Fore street. J. N. WINSLOW. _Jy24 tf JAr K. M. HA M), Attorneys and Counsellors, • No. 16 Free Streep n:;ar Middle. jull3 NT ATHAN GOULD, Mercliant Tailor, has removed to No. 16 Market Square, over Swrectsir*s Ai»otlie cary store. jylO—tl DFit LOIN A WEBB, Attaneyi Mil L’ois:»we I lorn, at the Boody House, corner oi Congress and Chestnut streets. jy26 Portland Academy, Union Ilnll, (Entrance on Free Street.) BOVS of all ages and att iinmeuta received at any time in the Term. Particular attention paid to Private classes and Private pupils, Terms *10.0(1 per Te rm ol ten weeks, U. O* FKIjEH. Principal, 28 Hanover St, P. o. Box 927. Fcl9d.",w State Normal School, Farmington. SPUING TERM will commence on Feb27th, under the direction of GEO. M. GAGE, Principal. EDWARD BALLARD, _ . _ Superintendent of Commou Schools. Brunswick, Fob 16, 1867. fodlSdtd North Yarmouth Academy, - AT - VARHOFTII, MAINE. rFHE Spring Terra of ten weeks, will commenee A l*eb. I'oib, under the same board of instruction an here toll *it. For particulars address E. S. Hoyt. A.M., Princi I»J.“r , JAMES BATES, Sacy. Yarmouth’ Feb 8,1867. fel*d&w2w Franklin Family School, roit BOYS, TOPSHAM, - - - MAINE. A(K)OJL) HOME SCHOOL for Bovs, easily acces sible by K. & P. It. R., twonty-nve mi'es irom Portland, nine miles Irom Bath. For Circular, Ac., address the Principal, ieblti dlw H. A. RANDALL. L». Tuoinbb v, General Insurance Broker, • would inform his many friends ai^ilie publ'c generally that he Is prepared to continue the Insur ance Business as a Broker, and can place Fire, Life and Marine Insurance to **ny extent in the best Com panies in the United Stales. All business entrusted to my c re shall be tailhfuily attended to. Office at C. M. Nice’s Paper Store, No. 183 Fore St, where orders can be left. iull6tf LO WELL & SENTEmT WILL occupy the new Storo No. .’Id Con grcsH direct, corner of Brown Street, about Dec, loth, with a new stock of Watebc«, Jewel ry, Silver and Plated Ware, and JFancy Goods for the holidays. They have rooccupiod their old stand No. «4 Ex change ntreet, with a complete stock of IVnntical and Optical «-ooiIh, Chronometers. Watches, Clocks, Fine Tools for Machinists and Engineers, Ac. friends and customers invited to old head quarters, hoc d3m INSURANCE PURELY MUTUAL ! THE Hew England Mutual Life Insurance Gotnp’y, OP BOSTON, MASS. Organized 1843. Cash Assets, January 1,1807, $4,700,000. Cash Dividends ol 1804-5, new in course of payment, 073,000. Total Surplus Divided, e 300 000. Losses Paid in 1800, 314 Total Losses Paid, o 307 00(1 income for 1800, 1 7jg’ooo 6AT"Annual Distributions in Casb.^^-J Local Ageuts should apply to uuvva N11AM, <St SOM, felMtl'_General Agents at'Blddetbrd, Me. The Best Investment! 5-20’s & 7-30’s U. S. Gov’t Bonds ABB GOOD! BUT A POLICY WITH THE GREAT Mutual Life Ins. Co., Ol New Yoi-lt, 18 BETTER! Cash Assets, Feb. 1, $18,500,000 e?'fi«renmui hand, nrr Exempt from Taxation, with Money invented in n Life Policy! If you liavo *50. *100 or *1,000 to spare, or to in vest, there is nowhere yrtu can place ft so securely or so advintugcously as with this Great Co. Govt. Bonds may be lost, stolen or destroyed by Are. as many liavo been. A Life Policy if destroyed, stolen, or lost, may bo restored, and in no case will there be any loss ot the money paid. Foi the poor man it is the best sayings bank; tor the Kirn it Is the palest investment, yielding inure than any other. Any one having doubts may be satisfied by calling at our OAice. 6 l)o not insure until you do so. ITo other Company can furnish such results.

The following statement of Policies, taken ont at .tins Agency amt now in iorco, show the large in crease, or dividends, over the jjayments in these tew cases. Many others, with rcierences, can be tur mshed if desired: No of Policy. 618 036 4140 7707 7802 10325 10703 12410 bum Insured. $3500 500 1000 8000 6000 1000 3000 1500 Arn’t of Prem. Pd. $2262,26 201,23 083,90 3699.20 2008,00 369,80 1066.20 410,93 Dividend Additions. $2740,22 375.02 685.03 4836,87 3217,84 544.52 1570,53 023,24 Pres. val. of Policy. $6240,22 876,02 1686,03 12.K36,87 - $217,«4 1544.52 4597.53 2123,64 Auese cases arc maue up to Feb. lf 186u. An other Dividend is now to be added. Do not fail to apply at the Agency of W. D. LITTLE A Co, No 70 Commercial St, near the Old Custom House. Wsb F.rfclilug, Kuileivmcnt, Teu Vesr. ■"**. *.11 •;hw Orm of Policir. are is sued by ihu Company, on more favor able advantages limn by any other. This Co. issued during the last 12 months, 13,313 Policies, being 1,000 mor<- than issued by any other Oo.Jn this country. Cash received for PREMIUMS $9,M2,*12. Receipts for interest, $1,112,000, while its losses being only $772,000, showing the receipts for interest to be nearly $350,000 more than its losses. Be cartf ul not to confound the name of this Co. with others similar. fcblo dtf STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION —OF TILE— Howard Insurance Company OF NEW YORK, ec. 31,1866) to be filed in the office ot the Secretary of Slate of Maine. Cash Capital all paid in..$500,000.00 Surplus Dee. 31, 1866. 118,468.89 $618,468.89 ASSETS. Cash on hand and in Manhattan and Phoe nix National Banks. $26,683.2C Real Estate in City of Now York. 90,000.00 United Statos Stocks and Bonds, at mar ket value. 267,500.00 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 lUms^orTtr denote ttiu 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 and Rents accrued, mostly paya ble January 1, 1867. 10,'37.46 Unpahf Premiums. 2,542.34 Salvage Claims and rebate duties (over $10,000) estimated at. 6,000.00 $618,462.88 LIABILITIES. For Unsettled Claims. $9,097.00 Unpaid Dividends and small balances. 263.12 $9,350,12 The only Agctocy of the Company, in the State of Maine, is at Portland, JOHN B.; CAR BOLL, Agent. SAMUEL T. SKIDMORE, Pres. HENRY A. OAKLEY, Vice Pres. STATE OF NEW YORK, \ ao City and County of New York, \ ss* Samuel T. Skidmore, President, and Henry A. Oakley, Vice President of the Howard Insurance Company of said City, being severally sworn, do de pose and say, each lor himself, that the foregoing within is a full, true and correct statement of the ah'aiisot the said Company; that the within describ ed investments, nor any part thereof, are made for the benefit of any individual exercising authority in the management of said Company, nor for any other person or persons whatever, and that they are the above described officers of the said Company. SAM’L T. SKIDMORE, PTes. HENRY A. OAKLEY, Vice Pres. STATE OF NEW YORK, » aa City and County of New York, J 88, On this twenty-ninth day of January, 1867, before me .personally appeared Samuel T. Skidmore and Henry A. Oakley, known to mo to be the President and Vice President of the Howard Insurance Com pany ot the City of New York, as described in the foregoing instrument, and severally made oath that the contents ot the same subscribed by them, arc true and correct in every particular, and that they have not withheld from the loregoing statement any material information whatever. [Sealt] JAS. CAMPBELL, Notary Public, [Stamp.] City and County of New York. John B. Carroll, Slate Agent. Febt eodSw_190 Street. STATEMENT —OF— Lamar Fire Insurance Com’y Of the O it7 of New Fork, Job. 1, 1S67. Amount of Capital all paid up in Cash... .§300,000.00 Amount of Surplus Jan. 1,1807. 133,321.13 §433.321.13 ASSISTS. Cash on hand and in Bank. §6,506.80 Bank Stocks in the City of New York, market value. 25,600.00 46 Bonds and Mortgages, first lien on prop erty in Brooklyn and New York, mostly dwellings worth in each case 75 to 150 per cent more than amount loaned thereon, 157,760.00 Loans on call, secured by good Stocks as collateral. 10,100,00 Bills Receivable for Premiums on Inland risks. 8,411.33 Amount with Agents. 3,406.75 Premiums in course of Collection. 4,305.82 Interest accrued but not due,. 1,030.80 City Now York for overpaid taxes onU.S. Stocks. 6,076.53 U, S. Stocks and 7 3-10 Treasury Notes, $202,000 market value,... 211.455.00 $433,321.13 Amount of Losses unadjusted or waiting Proofs. $10,500.00 City, County and State of New Yobk, sh, Edward Anthony, President, and Isaac R. St. John, Secretary of the Lamar File Insurance Company ot New York, being duly sworn, do severally depose and say, that the foregoing is a true and correct state ment of the affairs of said Company on the 1st day of January, 1857, to the best of their knowledge and belief. EDWARD ANTHONY, Pres. ISAAC R. ST. JOHN, Beefy, Sworn to before me, Jan. 24, 1867. THOS. L. THORNKLL, Notary Public. John B. Carroll, Agent, Feb 1 eod3w ISO Sire.., INSUItANCE NOTICE. F0YE, COFFIN & SWAN, tjnderwriteks, —AND General Insurance Agents, have returned to their old stand, Ocean Insurance Co.’s Block, bxchanob street. F. C. & S. continue to represent first class Com panies in all department* of insurance. Losses equitably adjusted and promptly paid. feb!3dtf _ « K M?V A lT. Sparrow’s Insurance Office is this day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the new and commodious rooms NO. 06 EXCHANGE STREET, IN THE CUMBEBLAND »ANK BUILDING, where be is now prepared to place insurance, in all its forms, and for any amount, in companies second to uo others on the globe, aud on the most favorable terms. Parties preferring first class insurance, are res pectfully invited to cal!. November 5,1806. dtf flT^end your orders for Job Vfork to Daily Pro Office DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. Thursday Morning, February 21, 1867. The Maine Slate Press. Published this morning,contains an abstract of the report of the Congressional Committee on the New Orleans Riots, tho proceedings of Con gress and of the State Legislature during the week, articles on the assumptionof town Debts by the State and the Death Penalty, dispatches anuoucing tt e Fenian uprising in Ireland and the preparations of the French lor leaving Mexico, a catalogue of Maine soldiers hurried in tho Department of the Tennessee, together with the usual variety of local and State news, a review of the Portland markets for the week, the shipping news of the week, market reports from Brighton and Cambridge, &c., &c. Keesnstrwction. The news which we published yesterday morning shows that the whole subject of re construction is for the remainder of this ses sion at the mercy of the President The fail ure of the two Houses of Congress to agree upon any measure of this kind belore Tuesday night leaves the President less than the ten working days granted by the constitution for the consideration of any bill U]>on which they may now agree. He has simply to put the bill or bills which Congress may pass in his pocket, unsigned, and they will become mere waste paper. WTiether he will exercise this inestimable privilege or not, can hardly be considered doubliul The hill substituted by the Senate for Mr. Stevens's bill to establish military governments at the South, was not withont merit. It di rected the President, instead ol General Grant, to assign the military commanders to the sev eral districts—a much more direct and manly course. It should be the puriiosc of Congress not to relieve the President ol responsibility but to fix it upon him and hold him up to it; not <o get around him hut if necessary to go over him. The last section also provides lor the restoration of the Southern States on con ditions including the constitutional amend ment proposed by this Congress and requiring also a provision in the State constitutions ex tending the elective franchise to all male citi zens ot mature years without regard to race or color. We still believe that the elecitve fran chise should be provided for in the national constitution. While we are glad to see a dis position in Congress to offer some terms of restoration, we nevertheless steadfastly believe that those terms ought all to be embodied in the renewed national compact. The clause ofthe constitution which declares that the citizens ol each State shall he entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several States, ought to take a larger meaning, ought to mean as it does not now mean, the privi lege of voting among others. It is an absurd anomaly that a voting citizen ot Maine may find hlmselt disfranchised,on removing to New York. The history of the bill which has just been lost is rather curious. The debate in the Senate on Mr. Stevens’s bill, which had been passed by the House, began Thursday after noon. The session of Friday was prolonged till three o’clock Saturday morning without reachingany conclusion. Innumerable amend ments were offered, each differing by some al most imperceptible shade from all the rest, and none commanding the undivided support of the Republican minority. At the adjourn ment Saturday morniug the Republican mem beis agreed to meet iu caucus, and endeavor to settle upou some proposition The caucus appointed a committee of seven to prepare a measure and report at the evening session.— This committee consisted of Messrs. Fessen den, Sumner, Trumbull, Sherman, Harris, Ho yard and Frelinghuysen. The afternoon and evening sessions were occupied almost entirely by Messrs. Doolittle, Saulsbury aud Davis iu long speeches against the hill gener ally. At half-past eleven Senator Shennan submitted the proposition as agreed upon in committee. Debate followed ou this meas ure, and various proposed amendments, until half-past six Sunday morning, when it passed substantially as offered by Mr. Shennan. The advantage of the law providing for the meeting of the Fortieth Congress on the 4th of March is now obvious. Under the old law the Southern States would have been left in Mr. Johnson's hands until next December.— As it is, the defeat of these measures is only temporary. The Fortieth Congress, if it is wise, will promptly take up this subject; will, we hope, after full debate, settle definitely the terms of restoration, put them in the form of a constitutional amendment, and there leave the matter lor the consideration of the South ern States, meanwhile providing lor them an efficient military government and holding the President to a ngid responsibility for his con duct in the premises. Small Read, of Frrcdiia. Now that the Copperheads are talking about reorganizing in every town and school district, so as to be ready for the ‘-crisis,” it is instructive to consider what warfare this is which they propose to carry on, and to re hearse some of their glorious deeds in 1801-5, when they talked very much as they are talk ing now. The general headquarters of the Itebe) reserve in this State were in Freedom, it will be remembered. The ease of Mrs Susan Bead, of Freedom, which has just been reported to the State Senate by the Commit tee on Claims, is a shining example of the achievements of the “Sons ot Liberty” in those stirring times. Mr. Holbrook reported in favor of Mrs. Bead’s claim. Mr. Billings, of Freedom, then addressed the Senate as follows: Her husband in 1861 enlisted in the 14th Maine regiment, and he died in the tall tal lowing aud left his wile extremely poor, no laud, house nor shelter whatever. She had an only sou who enlisted in the 20th Mail c regiment, Gov. Chamberlain's lirst regiment, and served his time. After her husband en tered the service of the United States she was entitled to State aid. She called upon the authorities of the town and received about tweuty-eigbt doliais. Hut alter her husband died, the selectmen said, we cannot grant you State aid—you most take care of yourself. She kept pleading; she was turned away and rebnked, and told, when you are so poor that you cannot maintain yourself, the town will maiulaiu you. In 1861 was organized in the town of Freedom a company of two hundred men to resist the dratt. 1 tell this to show the feelings, the animus, tho soul which guid ed these men in refusing to this woman the aid which the State hod authorized, because the simple statement would baldly be credit ed. They organized to resist the draft aud to protect each other. It is true that they arm ed themselves and drilled in our streets. A Union man hardly dared to speak. It so hap* pened that these individuals, after loud talk ing that they would protect each other, were put to the test. In the summer of 1864, about tour o’clock one morniug an order rcacncd that section stating that certain individuals must be dratted iuto the service of tbe Uuited States. At lour o’clock ir the morning tho draft took place. A certain individual was compelled to leave his home aud enter the service. He found he was not compelled to walk; a eoach was in attendance and men in waiting. He was told that the Governor wanted to see him. He was atterwaids told that he was on his way to Fort Lafayette In Jiew York. 1 presume the inau was some what surprised. Alter two months he came back again, but more vindictive and savage in bis manner thau ever, and especially to wards those who had been in tbe Democratic party and now were LTnion men. This Mr. Head had formerly been in the Democratic party, a servant of the Emperor, and when he) volunteered for tbe service, liis’ son also went with the Union party. This act was enough to call down the vengeance of the ruling spirit of the town on their heads. It went along that year. From that time the town authorities would not grant State aid. I came here last winter to see it it was possible to recover the State aid. I came here last summer tor that purpose. 1 was advised by tbe Governor to apply to the Legislature. This petition does not ask for a donation from the State, but that just aid wh’cb these disloyal men in that neighborhood were able | to keep from her. It is lor the Legislature of Maine to unlock tlie door which these men had closed against her, and disclose her just right. What has she done for the countiy? She has given a husband as an offering upon its altar, and her only son, in the hour of her country's nead, she sent forth to tight jits bat tles and defend its flag—this son on whom she relied for support ia her old age—the only one left her now on whom she could relv for consolation in the dark future tw re y 10 ed up before her. thut 'lo*' open Tiie son believed from the pledges 1 tlic State that they would not see her slai^e that in no such case should the wives and mol hers of the soldiers become paupers - that they should be protected by the State. ’This is something peculiarly interesting to ns in that town. We know that she has been true and her sou true. It was a terrible sacrifice. she koked upon him as she supposed lor tin last time, ihe maternal tear tell from that mother's eye upon the check of that ton when he entered the service. lie did not die in the service, but came home bearing honorable scars, wounded in battle at Gettysburg, lie was the color bearer in the 20tli Maine regi men*. it was because lie was loyai, and is loyal, that they have conducted thus toward that woman. There is due her $80.02, . think. That is just what she asks, no more. S>he asks nothing for the long time she has been kept out ot this money. The report was accepted, the resolve read twice under the suspension of the rules, and passed to he engrossed. loiuprmiiw With the Wrr.ldeat. The Washington correspondent of the New Tork Tribune gives the following account of the recent negotiation between the President and some of the Kepublican members of Con gress: Tbe appointment ol a special committee to inquire into the tacts regarding the alleged compromise bargain between certaiu Republi can members ol Congress and tin? President lias created quite an excitement among the members who were engaged in tbe matter, and outsiders who are anxious to know all.— Upon inquiry, we tind the tacts to be substan tially these: Some days ago, there was a casu al conversation between one Gen. Este, a White House politician, who held a connni sion as Secretary of New Mexico Territory tor over a year, and Mr. Warden, a newspaper correspondent, as to the probability of Con gress am. tbe Executive agreeing on some ba sis or common plan by which the southern States could s)>eedily be restored to then prop er relations in the Union, and their loyal rep resentatives admitted to Congress. Este aud Warden determined to, and did, invite a num ber of Republican Congressmen to meet them on Wednesday evening last at the Metropoli tan Club Rooms, and in a semi-social, inform al manuer, talk over the matter, between thirty and lorty members were advised of tbe purpose, and invited to the Club Rooms. All who were spoken to approved tire1 object, but a large number declined to attend. They dis liked to make themselves public in the mat ter, but promised, if it were received well by newspapers and people, they wouid support it. Only half of those invited were present— Among the number present were Messrs. Dawes, Delano, Gingham, Gucklaud, Davis, 1.allin, Ketchum, Dodge, Lawrence, i'a.; Ray mond, Glow, Van Hem, Defrees, tlubbard r A tree and frank interchange of Views was given, and it was found that there was an en tire coincidence of opinion among those pres ent as to the character of measures that might be agreed upon by a majority of Re publicans in the House ibr the immediate restoration ol the State Governments of the South, aud tbe admission of their loyal Rep resentatives to their seats hi Congress. The main features ol these measures, on which it was believed a majority of tbe Republicans could agree, were the Constitutional Amend ment aud Negro Suifrage. Messrs. Este and Walden gave then- impressions as to tbe dis positions aud views now eutertaiued by Mr. Johnson, but expressly disclaimed any au thority to speak loi tbe President. The Ptesideut was on the following day, informed of what had taken place, and he in structed Este aud Warden to say to the Re publican member's that be earnestly desired to work with them in their laudable purposes, and he would be pleased to see them whenev er they should deem it advisable to call. This message was delivered, and on Thursday evening a committee O'Republican Coimreas inen bad an interview ot about two hours with Mr. Johnson, and at a subsequent in formal meet leg, ou Enday night, at the res idence ol Mr. Dodge, of New loin,they made a report of what had passed between them and tbe President Mr. Johnson, they report ed, had lieen very trank, and lieeiy gave his views, and made such pi utilises ot co-opera tion as were entirely satisiactory to all present Matter* ia JV*w Vark. [COCKESfOMDENCB OF THE PRESS.] New Yoke, Feb. 18, 1807. Sunday—The News frvm Ireland—Croton Water—The Sound Lines of Travel—The Great Eastern Cominy—A. T. Stewart, the N. Y. Philanthropist—The Weather. Probably no cky iu America wears more of a Parisian asjiect on Sunday than tbe city of New York. Near one and a halt' millions ol people have their homes here in New York, Brooklyn, Jersey City, Hoboken, Newark and contiguous centres of population. Sunday is the great day of rest and recreation fur the thousands ol young men in commercial aud mechanical pursuits. During the six days ot the week they are engaged in the whirl oi business, exercising all their powers in their accustomed pursuits. The artisans and clerks engaged on salaries in the service of others, | have hardly an hour they can call their own, and all look forward to the dawn of Sunday as the weekly resting and recreation day.— Consequently tho great avenues of the city cn that day are lull of well-dressed people of both sexes and all ages seeking air and sunlight.— The churches are forgotten, and Central Park aud Hoboken and Staten Island and Harlem {lock with people. Now to the staid and or thodox people of the country this may ail ap pear wiong. But ho v can it be prevented?— The oft-repeated rcmaik that “it is too expensive going to church in New York,” is too truthful. In the elegant temples of mar ble or freestone that point to heaven from this vast concentration of humanity, whose preachers are on the immense salaries ot princely merchants and millionaires, a chinch seat is too precious for a young man of the middle class. On the doors of these churches stand out the words in aj rnbolie language, “you are uot expected here.” Hence no spir itual provision is attainable by a large propor tion of the population, aud Suuday beckons to tbe country, the woods and the tields. The sin lies at the door of the church for not pro viding attractive places of worship tor the middling classes on the Lord’s Day. Looking at church going in a less serious light, we are reminded of a story that is told about a Democrat ot Homellsvillc in this State, who was a church goer, as many Democrats are not. Before the lait election he pledged himself to oue of the clergymen of Uorneliesville that if tbe Dem ocrats were defeated in the State of New York he would attend church every Sunday lor two years. He now goes to church regularly, and declares that he will bear the punishment like a man. The recent news from Ireland has set the Irish heart to beating wildly. The Fenians, who had been in a sort of apathetic condi tion since the Canada invasion, and whose bonds had fallen considerably below par, bad enthusiastic meetings on Saturday night last, and thousands declared themselves ready to start immediately for the. Emerald Isle aad havo a hand in the fray about Ktllaruey. In the meantime the great masses in this coun try whose sympathies ate enlisted in the cause of Irish liberty and independence, are on the tip-toe of expectation for Iresh nusvs from Ireland. An important fact has como to light in con nection with a recent disastrous tire on Broad way. The Fire Commissioners ordered an in vestigation in order to ascertain why the tire was not extinguished sooner. The testimony ot the Engineer in command was to the effect that ten steamers and 150 tnen were at the tire on the first alarm, and in ten minutes he sounded a secoud alarm and brought up six more steamers and 108 additional men, witli six hook and ladder companies. The men worked well, but he never saw a fire that made so much headway in so short a space of time. The force of water (four the Croton was very tveak indeed. This investigation thus demonstrates that with one ot the most expensive aqueducts in the world, and a daily consumption of water said to be greater than that ot any city in the world, Uiere was not sufficient water to extinguish a sev. re tire. And the came is said to be excessive waste. The great lines of travel between New York and Boston through the Sound, have been more impeded by storms aud ice than in any previous winter. At one time the boats were fastened in by ice, and the passengers made excursions on the ice to the neighboring shores. The loss ot the old steamer Commodore ot the S.oaington line, bas hed nearly the erl?ct of ruining that line, which if it finally dies, should have the epi tapb: ‘‘Died of old and unsafe boats.” It is right and proper that a ^teambo^T^TraUroad company that recklessly risks the Itvea of pas sengers, »hould dir, and we like to see some such judgment lollow in all such cases. The New Loudon line and the Newport line have met with no accident thus far; on the tem pestuous ulirht when the Commodore broach ed to, and came near going to the bottom with all on board, the noble steamers City of Bos ton ot tlie former line, and the Old Colony of U"T,lat,<‘r 'ine, went through salely. he Gicat Lastern is coming to New York *ngla,,don the 20th. She is to run the Para 1Iavre iu connection with mnl mri a“U to accomoda tions lor 2,800 passengers. Ibis is current gosstp. We recollect in former days inorthat the big steamer “was coming to Port !and. She didn t come, however, and it may turn out so in this case. J A. T. Stewart, the New York dry goods merchant, may well be called a public-spirited man. On looking at the elegant mansion be is building lor a palatial residence on Filth avenue, and then glancing at the owuer, an elderly man who cannot reasonably look tor a 'ease of life more than ten or fifteen years longer, and having no relations of his own, the question naturally arises: “What is this immense expenditure lor?” It is said he is to give it to the city of New York for an Art Gallery. The budding is of white Westches ter granite. Mr. Stewart is also about com mencing the erection of improved tenement houses, where there shall lie no cholera at mosphere, no crowding, but comfort for the ueal and careful tamilies ol the poor man. He will also build suitable bouses tor sewing girls. Tlie amount stated he is ready to invest in this enterprise is $ti,1)00,000. What a con trast such philanthropic deeds present to the nariow and selfish policy of other New York millionaires! The snow and ice have disappeared, and tlie weather begins to wear a spring-like as pect. Although we are not exactly prepared to say: “Now Is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer,” yet we may cheer our hearts, for what is familiarly called in Maine the “backbone” of winter is broken. Spring mormugs and summer beats are approaching —“there is a good time coming.” Thus in the adverse days of this life, let ns keep cheerful ly in view an elevation to a higher plane—a morning of a brighter and an eternal day. Nassau. We are inclined to think tlie bill before the Legislature for the assumption of town war debts will pass from the fact that the Press op poses it. If its opposition to this measure op erates as did its influence to enable whites and blacks to intermarry legally, the bill is certain to become a law. The legislature seems to be at cross-purposes with the Press. What it op poses, the legislature passes; what it advocates, the legislature rejects, almost invariably.—.ir </««. “Almost invariably” is rather good, under the circumstances. We have differed from the majority of the lower branch of the Leg islature ou two questions—those respecting the marriage anil usury laws. Whether the Uepreseutatives fairly represent the jieopie on these two questions, we doubt They have voted according to their own convictions; we have written according to ours. We hold it no part of our duty either to dictate to the Legislature, or to abstain from hank criticism of its action. Our duty, as we understand it, is to keep our readers fully inlormed of the proceedings of their public servants. It is al so our privilege, as citizens of Maine, to ex press our approval or disapproval of those proceedings. That we have done and shall continue to do, without fear or iavor. A Lawyer’s Trick.—The Erie (Pa.) Dis patch relates the following as having occurred last week in one of the courts of that city: A co victed violator of the liquor law was before the august Judge for the purpose of re ceiviug ins sentence. As Oouusel he had em ployeu au Erie lawyer, who uuiing the lute term has acquu.ed himseli very creditably, aud the counsel w as urging a light senten e ou the several reasons, but duell ing the mo.,t particularly ou his being a wood chopper ami having labored industriously, cut ting timber ou the larm of another legal gen tleman. whom he designated and tvbo ivas then standing by him. “Blast him,” said the one referr. d to, in a whisper, addressing the uquor seller's counsel, “he has been cutting timber on our land but wo didn’t hii e him he stole all he cut.” “bn-beep still!” murm ured the "counsel” keeping one eye ou the Judge. “Yes your Honor, this poor man has been chopping timber lor Mr. —here all winter, and has got a big family, and I hope your Honor will let him off easy. “Yuiir Honor,” who had not noticed the lit tle by-play that was going on under his ncse, let tne man off easy, the “counsel” meanwbilo chuckling over the perplexed expression de picted on the face ot the brother lawyer, who had lost the timber, //e, however/ was too magnanimous to expose this barefaced perver sion, by tlie defendant’s counsel, though he could not see just where the laugh came in. VAKIfc'.TIKS. —Frederick Douglas was a few days since admitted within the bar of the House of the Michigan Legislature, introduced by the Speaker, and received with applause. This In a State that ignores negro suffrage. —The Chicago Journal makes an ungener ous attack upon George Peabody and accuses him of cashing Confederate bonds to aid the rebellion. The Post of the same city quotes .a Southern paper to show that Mr. Peabody treated the financial agent ol the Contederacy ve.y cavalierly, and refused to touch his trea sonable promises to pay. —Rev. George Trask of Fitchburg, the vete ran warrior against tobacco, is in Washington. He has addressed a four page tract to General Grant exhorting him to drop his cigar. —The Surveyor of the port of New \ork, on February 15, seized a package from Europe ad dressed to a Jew in that city, which, on being opened, was found to contain a package of cork, in which were $3,000 worth of diamonds. —A New Orleans woman recently gave a thousand dollaas to a poor man, formerly her ousband, who had deserted her ten years be fore. After his abandonment she married, again, and was made very rich by the death of her liege lord. —A windy orator in the New York Legisla ture, after a lengthy effort, stopped for a drink of water. “I rise” said Bless, “to a point of or der.” Everybody stared, wondering what the point of mrdey was. “What is it?” "1 think, sir,” said Bloss, “it is out of order for a wind mill to go by water,” —Mr. Doolittle prays the Almighty to give him power to utter truth, and then declares that the title of the bill to restore civil Govern ment to Louisiana should be “to organize hell in that State!” —The oldest military officer in Europe, Col onel Andre Marcchal, who was born in 1704. and served through the French Revolution and also under Napoleon, died recently at Chalons. The death ot Mrs. W. H. Russel, wife of Dr. Russell, the well known correspondent of the 'Times, is also aanounced. —A Boston paper says a schoolmaster not many mile* from the Common was whittling a stick, one day last week, and accidentally cut his finger, which brought out the exclamation “God!” Instantly, having several boys near him, he added—“save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.” —A gentleman who left Philadelphia on the Cainden and Amboy cars for 5few York was ranch troubled with a flea that bit him peiseveringly. The conductor passed through the cars, looking narrowly under the seats aud among the overcoats aud valises, as if he sup posed some one were endeavoring to smuggle himself to the next station. Soon after he lad collected fares, the dca-pcrsecuted man said to his friend: “I seem to have gotten rid of that insect at last.” “I presumed you would," was the reply; "I know what has become of it. That conductor found it, and put it off the train oecause it did not have a ticket.” —Sancti-Spiritus, Cuba, is agitated by the recei t suicide of two foolish lovers. A young man, rendered desperate at being refused the hand of his adored one on account of his p >v erty, proposed to her the fatal alt-rnative from which Hamlet shrank bock appalled. She con sented, and leaning her head on the should- r of her lover, received from him that death which was welcome in his company: a second shot from his revolver, aud the pair were unit ed in death. —There was a fire at Fairfax Court House Virginia, week botbre last, which burned down five houses. It was successfully fought, iu the absence of engines, with snow. A good story is told of a very old gentleman, a farmer of the neighborhood, who came iu nf er Vio fire had died away and a-ked the t.rst m in whom he met—“Are they gone?" “Who gone?” Why, the Yankee*. I se« they've been iu agin and burnt something."