Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, February 23, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated February 23, 1867 Page 1
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•>^6- PORTLAND, Saturday morning, February 23, mm. _ THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS It ?■¥»** everyday, (Sunday excepted,) at Nit. I J rinters ]£xchange. tJoiuiucryial Street. Portland. K. A. FOSTER, Propkiktob. Terms:—Eight Dollar? a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is puhlishedat the r ime place every Thursday morning at$2.M) a >ear, invariably in advance. Kates of Advertising.-<"if inch ol space,in lnclhol column, constitutes a "square. ,| ,11 per square daily tils) week : cents per «V i kaller' iliree Insertions,or less, $1.00; continu in', every otSer day alterfirst week, 50 cents. flail square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one w el,, $l.(ie: r.0cents per week alter. Under head of “Amcsements," $2.00per square pe week; three insertions or less, $1.00. special Notices, #1.25 per square for the first in sertion. and 25 cents per square lot each subsequent u ser I Ion. Advertisements inserted in the “Maim: State PrtESS”(which lias a lairecirculation in every par ol the Statel for $1.00 per square tor lirst insertion1 ntd50ceiit> per square tor each Aubecquent ine*r fiOll. BUSINESS CARDS, ft J. SCHUMACHER. FRESCO PAIITER. ORce at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. G. Schlotter beck & Co., :iOS CougifNH Sl,Pwrtlau«l, JH«*> jal2dtf One <loor above Brown. M. M.RRE WE R, (Successors to J. Smith & Co.) IVIauuincturer of leather Helling;. Also lor sale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, 111 VETS au«l BUBS, si'lit.liilt n -'III <'.n«ri« Slr-il. W. _P. FREEMAN A CO., Ipliolstcccrs and Manulacturers ot rURNITDRE, LOUNGES, BED STEADS Spring-Beds, Mattresses, Pew CuBhiona, No. 1 C'lnpp’M Block- foot I hi Hi.iMi Slru l, Porilaad. Freeman, D. W. Deane. C. L. Uuinbv. _tt n A. N. NOYliS & SON, Manufacturers and dealers in Stoves, Ranges & Furnaces, Can be found in tbeir NEW BI7ILVVN» ON H1II1E NT., (Opposite the Market.) Where they will be pleased to see sill their former customers and receive orders as usual. augl7dtf n CHASE, CRAffl & STURTEVAIMT, GENERAL Commission Merchants, Wldgery’s Wlmrl, Portland, We. octlodtr HOWARD di CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at haw, PORTLAND, M NE. <>)}lce Xo. 30 Exchange Street, Joseph Howard, j>9tt n Nathan Cleaves. M. PFARSOJV, Oold and Silver Plater —ANI>— Manufacturer ot Silver Ware, Temple Street, first door from Congress Street PORTLAND. ME. May 19—dly n A. WILltUR & CO., 11» Treiunnt Street, Boston, Importers and Dealers in WELCH and AM KUIC1N ROOFING SLATES, .11 rotors. aiul datingouils. Oarel'ul attention paid 10 shipping. ti augh’i'-Sin BRADBURY &SWKAT ' Counsellors at Law, !H# CONgJRUNft HTHGET, Chadwick Mansion, opposite United .States Hotel, Portland Maine; , Bion Bradbury. nov 9tl I,. £>. M. Sweat, Deering, Milliken & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, aug'll dti Furllnutl, Maine. JOSEPH STORY IVnrhyn Marble Co. Manufacturers and Dealers in Enameled Slate Chimney Pieces, Brackets,Pier slabs, Crates and Chimney Tops. Importer and dealer in Eng lish Floor Tiles, German and French Flower Pots, Hauging Vases, Parian, Bisque, and Bronze Statuetts and Busts. G lass Shades and Walnut Stands, Bohe mian and Lava » uses and other wares. 112 TUEMOMT STREET Studio Building in.' in. n BOSTON, Maas* SHEPLEY & STROUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, O F F I O E , Post Office Building, *2d story; Entrance on Ejc _ change street. O F. RIIF.i r/EV. jy9t» A. A. STROUT. it. iv. non/xson, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, *4 4 0 CougreftN fitrret. Jan 4—dtt PE'ACIVAB BONNEV, Connsellor nml Attorney at Law, Morion Block, Congress Street, Two Hoorn above Preble House, PORTLAND, ME. oovl9_ tf DAVIS, MESERVE, HASKELL & 00., Importers and Jobbtrs of Jirtj Goods and Woolens, .Arcade 18 Free Street.] F. DAVIS. ) C. IT. MESF.RVE, 1 Tir.nrrr . . _ i.p. iiaskell, | PORTLAND, MR F,. CII*APM \N. ) Iiorn’nsdtf IV. r. PHILLIPS d CO., Wholesale No. 148 Fore Street. oct 17-dt! JOIIX II. DAltA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. ISO Exchange St. Dec C—dll * It OSS tit' EEENY, IP Jt A BTERERS, Pi.AIN AND OKNAMKNTAI. STUOOO AND MA3T10 WORKERS, Oak Street, between, Congress and Free .St*., POUTLAND, Mtt. Coloring, Whitening and White-Wasldng prompt ty attended to. Orders iruui out ol townuoiicited. May 22—dt I .JOII1N JO. DOW, Jr., Attorney and Counsellor at Law, JAUNCEY COUKT, Wail fllmi, ..... New l'ork City. {^■“Commissioner for Maine and Massachusetts. Jan. 29dtf WM. W. WIIIPPT.E, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE, POB'JLA>D, ME. ung2 tt SMITH & CLARK, Wholesale Dealers in TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, 14,1. FOUR ST1U0FT, PORTLAND, Me. janl4 dtl W. W. THOMAS. Jr., Attorney and Counsellor at Law, [Chadwick House,| ‘HU Covamw Si reef. ecW-dly A. O. SVBLOTTEIlliECK d CO. Apothecaries & Chemists, 303 Congress St, one iloor above ISrown, ■•ORTI.A1VU, H1K. Compounding Physicians Prescriptions Is one ot our Specialities. tTsiiif Freparallona of our own nianuufactare, we are able to vouch lor their purity. We also keen on band a lull supply of LUBIN'S EXTRACTS. row DIR and SOAP, FANCY GOuDS, Toilet Articles, Reed’s Liquid Dye Colors, Wi! on’s Herbs, Marsh’s Celebrated Trusses and Supporters, Patent Medicines, Hair Restorers, Ci gars Tobacco, ArtintM’ Material*, Ac., Arc. I dan 12—d2w BIJISNESS LAUDS. Charles P. Mattocks, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, BOOBY HOl'NK, COli. CONGBESS AND CHESTNUT STREETS, li'l.Hdti Portland. o ,/. y. iiojJSJ><>\' 0 I Hoop Skirt Maninfaotnrcr, DEALER IN English, Trench and American Corsets, Fancy floods AND LACES, HOSIEKY, GLOVES, 4n«l all kinds of T1GIUMJNGS and Drctt Buttons. kir’Hand-Kiiit German Worsted Garment* made to Older. Skirt* made to order..jO No. €» C'lapp'H Klock, CONGKK8S STKKET, fold3 , ig] |4up, ME. <1! I WALTER COREY & CO, ' Manufacturer* and Dealers in FURNITURE} Looking Glasses, Mattresses, Spring Beds, d c. l'lupi»'N Block, Kennebec Struct, (Opposite Foot of Chestnut,) Fel>5tJt< _ PORTLAND. GEO. S. NUTTING, Counsellor at Laiv, —AND— Solicitor of Patents, No. 113 Federal Street, _leklSdlm PORTLAND, Me. WILLIAM A. PEARCE, PLUMBER! MAKER OF Force Pumps and Wafer Closets, Warm, Cold »n«l Shower Bath*, Wash Botvin, BrawM and Silver Plated Cork*. Every description or Water Fixture tor Dwelling ileuses, Hotels and Public Buildings, Ships, etc., ar ranged and set u|» in the best manner, and all orders in town or country taithtullv executed. Constantly on hand lxad Pipes and Sheet Lead and Beer Pumps of all kinds. Aisoj Tin Boot!ur, Tin Conductors and work in that line done in the best manner. 1^ All kinds of Jobbing promptly atiended to. NO. ISO FORK NT., Portland, Me. _janl5 doiu W. If. WOOU C£ SOX, BROKERS, ffo. 178-Fore Street. *y7 it J. B. HUDSON, JR., ARTIST. Slinlio No 301 1-2 Congress Street. Lessons given in Painting and Drawing. February 1—dtf WRIGHT «i CLARK, FRESCO PAINTERS, In Oil and Distemper Colors. Also House and Sign Painters, Morton Block, two doors above Preble House, Portland, Me. 'We are prepared to design and execute every description of Wall and Ceiling Decorations, tor Churches. Public Buildings,,Private Residences,llalls, &c. Gilding and Em I tossing on Glass. Every de scription of Wood finished in Wax and Oil Filling, and in Varnish or French Polish. jal9d3m .J.&C. J.BARBOTJR, DEALERS IK Hoyt's Premium Patent Rivetted Oak and Hemlock Leather Belting?, Lace Leather and tt< tn/t Fact,-inf/. Rubber Belting:, How, MK'hui Pnrkiug, (lothiutc. Ac., Ac. No. 8 fixcliauRe Street, FcbTeodGin POETLANP, MR. Kimball & Prince, DcntistN. No. 11 Olapp’s Block, Congress Street, OppoHite Old City Hall, PORTLAND, MAINE. C. Kimball, D. D. S. oclOcodti Fred A. Prince KUILDINC. TO BUILDERS. PERRONS wishing (or Spruce I>inieu8ion Frames lor early Spring business, will do well to leave their orders at once witli MTUVKNH A iHBRBILI., al (heir Lumber Wharf, Commercial Street, near loot of Maple Street, where can always l»e found a large Stock ol Pine, Spruce, Walnut, Chest nut and Ruttcniut Lumber, Clapboards, Shingles, Laths, Ac., A'c. Also—Door.-, Blinds, Window Frame.- and Window Sashes, gla/.cd anti uug lazed, al lowest price*. fc-if Remember—STEVENS A MERRILL, teb II dJiu AU( iim;< ri Kt: & lnginrlking. Messrs. ANDERSON. DONNELL * CO., have made arrangements with Mr. STEAD, an Architect of established reputation, and will in futuie carry on Architecture with their business as Engineers. Pat ties intending to build are invited to call at their Office, No, u<H> Congress street, and examine eleva tions ami plans ol lurches, banks, stores, blocks ot buildings, ifC. j jg WM. H. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Maple Street. General Agent lor the State lor If . IF . J O II X S > Improved Hoofing, For buildings ol all kinds. CAR and STEAM DOA T DECKING. HOOFING CKM ENT, for coat - ing and repairing all kinds ol roots. PDESERV A TIVE PAINT for iron and wood work, Metal Roofs, Arc. COMPOUND CEMENT, tin repairing leaky shingled roofs. DLACK VARNISH, for Ornamen tal Iron work &c. Full descriptions, c rculnr, prices, A'c. furnished by mail or on applic.ilion at tboollh*;, where samples and testimonials can be seen. sepl2iltf The Sunday Morning Advertiser is the largest quarto Bhcei of the kind in New Eng land, and contains Stories, Slteli'lira, IVews of Ike Day, Market UeporlN and Telegraphic Ihiapalekes up to a late hour Saturday evening. City subscrib ers supplied Suudav morning, at $2.50 a year, in ad vance. Mail subscribers, $2.00. tehiodtf COOP Hit & MOUSE, TAKE pleasure in informing their old patrons and friends that they have* resumed business at their Old* S'J AN I >, lonierol Market and Milk streets, wlu-re they will keep constantly uu hand the best as sortment of Meats, Poultry, Game, &c., That tlic market affords, and it will be their earnest andeavor to serve then customers with proui|»tiiesH and (idolity. dcclhltf French Language and Literature TAUGHT BY PROF. LEON DE MONTIER, 17^ROM France; graduated iu the Academic de Pur 1 is Uni versi tie de France. Late Professor ip the French Language and Literature in tin* McGill Uni versity and High School of Montreal. Canada East. Prof. LEON de MONTIElt begs leave to say that he is prepared to give lessons in the al»ove impor tant branceh ol modern education, both in Schools and private families. Classes may also be formed by gentlemen and ladies desirous of acquiring a thor- • ough Knowledge and the Uuent speaking of tile French Language. Prot. L. de M.’s method of teaching French will smooth in a great part the ditiieulties of beginners, whilst to more advanced pupils he will impart a pro ticiem y ol s|>eakiug, together with the pure Parisian accent, so deservedly esteemed by all well educated people. Nothing shall l*> wanting on the part of Prol.L.dc M. to enalde his pupils to make the most rapid pro gress, and by his exertions to s|K;ak the French tan gling.: in the shortest time. Applications a* to the tri ms mav l»e made by letter or otherwise, at 52 Free St, or at Messrs Bailey <SL Noyes Ibwjk store, Exehange st. iteleiences are kindly permitted by the following: In Poutland.—Rev, Dr. Dalton, corner South and Spring Sticets; Rev. 10. Bolles; Dr. Fitch, 87 stab Street; Dr Chadwick ‘295 Congress Street ; Dr. Lud wig ; C'. O. Files Esq. Principal ot 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, ami fitted it tor a FI KMT ('LAMM KIIOt KKV, we beg leave to return our thanks to our numerous patrons tor past, aud inform them and the pub lie generally, that wliue endeavoring to maintain our reputation tor .-clung the best of BEEF, and all kinds Of MEATS and VEGETABLES, wo added to our stock a choice variety ot pure groceries, and hope by selling the best of goods Al the IjOWCnI ('n*h Price*! to merit a tair share of patronage. The same atten tion as heretofore paid to orders tor Meats and \ ege tables for dinners. Cart will call for orders every morning if desired. S. WINSLOW & CO. No. 28 Spring Street Market.. S. WINSLOW. C. E. PAGE. January 11. d<>m _ HA If SOX’ At WIJTSLO W’S Steam Mills, Iron Foundry, -AND r»lo«Hfl* Maimfiiotory, \\JE would inlbriu tin- public Hint we are prepar VV oil to luruinh Cablings of every description U> order at short notice. We now have on hand an as sortment ot Window Weights, bled Shoes and other eiistings. fi#* We are prepared to iurnish Casting* for Rail Road Companies and Ship Builders. Also. Planing, Jointing, Matching and Sawing promptly done J. W. HANSON, C. C. WINSLOW. ‘Aft lork M|., Head of Smith’s Wharf. Jan 1—d | OOCAKTNeHSUIP. Copartnership Notice. rnHE undersigned have this day formed a copart - X nership under the name of GREENE, READ & SHI ALL, and have taken store No. 1.77 Commercial Nt,, corner of Union, where they will transact a Wholesale Flour,Grocery k Provision Business. Their old friends and the public generally are re spectfully invited to call. CYRUS GREENE, JOSEPH W. RE AD, GEO. M. SMALL. Portlaud, Feb. 14, 18(57. fcblB Urn COP All TN K It SHIP. THE undersigned have this day formed a Co partnership under the name and style of LISK & WESTON, as Commission Merchants and Wholesale Healers in FLOUR. s. H. I.ISK, N. WESTON. Portland, Feb. 6, 1867. tbblld2w Copartnership Notice. AP. MORGAN has this day retired from the . firm of MORGAN. DYER & CO, in fevor of R. M. RICHARDSON, ami the business hereafter will be conducted under the firm name of “Richardson, Dyer & Co.,” At the old stand, No. 143 Commercial Street, Where they will continue the General Wholesale Business in %V. I. Goods, Groceries, Flour nn«l Pro vioioHN. K. M. RICHARDSON, J. W. DYER, J. E. HANN AFOKD. Feb 2—dim Copa rtner*lii|». Malcolm f. hammond and fessenden v. CARNEY, are admitted as partners from this dale. The firm will be »HAW, If AM MONO A CARNEY, And we shall continue the Wholesale Grocery, Flour and Provision business, at tbe old stand, No. 113 Commercial Street. THOMAS SlIAW. Portland, Feb. 4,18C7. 1m Copni'toersliip Notice. MR. LEANDER W. FOBES is admitted a partner in our firm from this date. BURGESS, FOBES & CO. fchldlm N cTtTceT THE subscriber having disposed ct his Stock in store to Messrs Burgess, Fobes & Co., Requests all persons indebted to him to call at their Counting Room No. SO Coiuiuerciul »!..Thom as Block, and settle. Thankful for |»ast favors, he commends to his tncuds and former patrons their large and well selected Stock ot Leads, Oils, Colors, <£•<*. CHARLES FOBES. Portland, Jan. 2, 1807. d2m Dissolution of Copartners/) ip f III IE copartnership heretofore existing under the I. name ot CALVIN EDWARDS «Xr CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All jK-rsons hold ng bills against the firm, arc requested to present them tor payment, and those indebted will please • all and settle at 337 Con press Street. CALVIN EDWARDS, WILLIAM G. TWOMLEV. The subscriber having obtained the nuc srorc No. 337 Congress Street, will continue the business, and will keep constantly on hand RIAl^ST) FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Stein way Instrument, which he can sell at the manufacturer’s LOWEST PRICES. Also, n good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS. OLD PIANOS taken in exchange. R3P* Orders for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. %VRI. G. TWOIIULV. November 2ti, 186»>. dtf Mew Store, Mew Goods. E VANS aTbA YLEY, Nos. 1 & 2 Free Street Block, WILE OPEN MONDAY, Jnn. 14th, a new and complete assortment ot FURNITURE, Crockery, Glass and Silver Elated Ware, Bedding, Upholstery floods, and a first class stock of HOUSE F(JRNIMI1I.\0 ARTIU'fl.E* of every description. By a strict attention to business and the wants of their customers, they arc in lioiw-s to merit a fair share of ilic patronage of the public. An inspection of our stock and prices is respect fully invited. Wareroomn Nor. 1 & 2 Free Street Block. E KN A IIAY1.KY. Portland, Ja ’2, 1807. janl tdu jl 3J11 Congress St, Portland. Maine. — 4 L. B. FOIJL.ETTE, HOSIERY AND GLOVES, HOOP SKIRTS AND OORSETS, Ladies’ & Children's Underflannels, WHOLESALE ANI) RETAIL. Comer of Congress St. and Tolman Place. Ei i. 7. im;7.—dly Notire. THE undersigned having leased the well known Carriage Mauntactory formerly occupied by 1*. M. Webb, at Webb's Mills, take this met hod to an nounce In 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 hand for sale at fair prices. We also have iu connection with the above a Har ness Shop, where the hi st of stock and workmanship Is the guarantee we otter loo n customers that our Harnesses shall be a/t they wish for, in that. line. We would aim) state that with the best stock in the coun try, and the best workmen anywhere to b»- tbund, we feel eonti lent we can make Carriages as good as the best, and in style we intend to be fully up to the times. To the patrons of the establishment licrolntore and the public generally we would say, give us a call and you may be assured that it will be lor your interest as well as our own. HILL, DYER & ROBINS. febl3d&wlm8 OILS! OILS! Lubricating and Illuminating WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. Lj. I?. Brown, Jan28d4w* No.‘iOt) Fore Street. FOB SALE. ONE high pressure, horizontal Strum Engine, with Cylinder lti inches diameter, 44 inch stroke —iron bed and heavy rtv wheel. ""Two line Boilers 40 in. diameter,''0 feet long with two dues in each 13 in. diameter. The whole is complete in all its parts, and in good order, and will l>e sold at a bargain. Apply to T. Kfl. WK8TON, Or the Portland 4'onipniiy. Portland, Feb. 2, ISflT. ffebo d30d ed New Store—Just Open. BLUNT-* FOSS, DEALERS IN Builders Hardware,Nails,CHass Wooden Ware DOORS, SASH AND BLINDS, and CARPEN TEES* TOOLS in Great Variety. On Middle, between Ifnmipshiro & Franklin Sts Jas. P. Blunt. ja24d3m» Jas. A. Foss. 0RG4N AND Melodtion MANUFAC TORY No. 15 Chcniuui 1 PoRTt.ANn,i Me. WILLIAM P. HASTINGS I S.V.?? W t«jattend to the wauls of Ins former ",Ml' and Hie public generally hia * °n0r cll;,racter of his instruments, especially upright organs, wliicli in rtyle olI flniK), wscmMcthc .ipri-M Viano. is too well known to require an extended notice lb will keep on hand a lull assortment of instruments ol Most Approved Styles and Patterns, - AND AT - Priccn With!* the Krarh of j||| «« and trusts that the superior excellence of tone, as weli as the excellence ol his workmanship, may, as here tofore, commend him to the public lavor and pat ronage. Sepl ember 17,18GG. eod&wfi REMOVALS. REMOVAL / FAIRBANKS’ STANDARD 1 SCALES S . Patent Money Drawers / Rubbw aid Ivory Handled Table Cutlery. Mooting’ gcjiggong —AND— GENERAL HARDWARE, At KING & DEXTER’S, 175 Middle and 1 IS Federal Street*. Iebl9 (Bp R K MOYALl A. £. WEBB, Mcrclisiiit Tailor, Has Removed to Ida New Rooms, No. Ji Free Street Block, Febl2 Over Chadbourn & Kondall. (It! REMO V !10 1>~ ST ROUT & GAGE, CO UN SELL ORS AT LA W, have removed to Office Corner Excliange and Federal Sts., Over Loriug's Drug Store. S. C. NRROUT. II. w. GAGE. dec31 d&wtl REMOVAL. LAID &~LITTl.E, Jobbers of Dry (fowls and Woolens, have this day removed to their new store, Nos. 14« & 144 Middle Street. Portland, Feb. 13, 1867. Iebl4d&w2w REMOVAL. Z. K. FIARMOM, VAR tl.tlll AUENl', Has removed to his new office, at the Old Stand In Jose Block, No. 88 Exchange St., (opposite the Custom House.) Portland, Feb. 11,18C7. d&\v3w B E M O V A L . J AMES O’DONNELL, Counsellor at Law, Notary Public A Comniis«ioner of Deed*) Has removed to Clapp’s New Block, COR. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, Jan 15. (Over Sawyer’s Fruit Store.) dtf K E M O V A JL. ! w. II. CUVFOliD, Counsellor at Law, And Nolicilor of PatcutM, Has Removed to Corner of Brown and Congress Streets, jalti BROWN’S NEW BLOCK. dtf A. A S. K. BPlilTsG HAVE removed to their former place of business, over the Ocean Insurance Ollier, corner Exchange and Milk Street. Iebl4 dim OUTOF THU FIRM l B. F. SMITH & SON’S New Photograph Rooms, —AT— NO. 16 MARKET SQUARE. augi'O n dtt O. (1. DOWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS BliMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNKU OF CHESTNNT August 30, I860. u dtt HOLDEN & PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 229 1-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House. A. II. HOLDEN. Sep5tftl H. C. PEABODY. Harris & Waterhouse, JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps and Furs. Portland. Dec. 3d lscC, HARRIS & W ATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hats, Caps, and Furs, have removed to their New Store, No. 12 Exchange Street, P. R. HARRIS. de-ttt J. E. WATERHOUSE. o/jiTa: xash have resumed business at the head of Long Wharf, under J. \Y. JNIunger’s Insurance Office, and will be pleased to nee f heir former customers and receive tbeii orders as usual. July in, 1866. n dtt DOW & LIHAEI. liiNuiHUCf AffeiitN, will l>e found at No il7 Commercial, corner ot Exchange St. Home Office ot New York; National Office ot Boston, Narragansett Office ol Providence; Putnam Office of Hartford: Standard Office of New York, .uid other reliable offices, are represented by this agency. •John Dow. jy25dtf F. W. Libbey. vllON, RKEENOIJCin & CO., Purs, Hats, Caps and Robes, 164 Middle St,, over T. Bail.-y Co. jul 17tt WOODitlAN, I’BUE A' CO., Wholesale Dry Goods, No. 4 Galt Block, Commercial St. Jul 17—ilt l JJOTJCE. II. J. LIBBY A- CO., Manufacturers. M and Commission Merchants. Counting Room over First National Bank, No. 23 Free street, second story. iyll tl AlfIBRONi: MKBKIEL, Dealer in • Watches, Jewelry, Masonic Regalia, and Mili tary Goods, No 13 Free street, Portland. Same store with Geyer and Caleb iyliMtf EAbblv >11 I.I A, although burned up, the Pro prletors, Messrs. L. J. Hill »& Co., are now pre pared to lurnish Coffees, Spices, Cream Tartar, etc, at t heir new place ot business, No. KM) Green St. An Order Slate way l*e louud at Messrs. Low, Plummer & Co’s, No 83 Commercial St, and at Mr C. M. Rice’s Paper Warehouse, No. I8*i Fore Street. All orders prompt ly attended to. Goods at the low.-si prices. julLGti HpOTaBD, Bookseller and Stationer, may be • iound at No. 337 Congress St., corner ol Oak St. JulIGtt I > S. WEBSTER 4r CO., can be found a! the store lVi ot C. K. Babb, Clapp’s Block, No. 9, where we offer a good assortment of Clothing and Furnishing Goods at low prices. jul 1G QMITH & REED. Counsellors at Law. Morion ^ Block, Congress Si. Same entrance as 11. S. Ar myofifoi u l-'dtf rPi*n «AM’fi:kn *cxt o. are now j 1 permanently located at No. 21 Free street, and prepared to <m Express Business overall the Rail road and Steamboat routes in (he State, and West by P. S. & P., Eastern and Boston & Maine Roads to Boston, connecting there with Expresses to all parts ot the country. For the convenience of our customers on Commer cial and Fore streets, an order book lor freight Calls will be kept at office of Canadian Express Co., No. — Fine si reel. ,1. N. WINSLOW. J>24 ft I A K. M. HA \ D, Attorneys auu Counsellors, *# • No. 16 Free Street, near Middle. jull?* KTATHAN GOULD, Men hunt Tailor, liaw removed 4,1 to No. 16 Market Square, over S wee tail’s Apothe cary store. jylo—1« DEBLOM A’ \\ URB, Attorney* aud C'ouiiMellorN, at the Boody House, corner ol Congivss and Chestnut streets. jy26 Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female Colleye. 11HE SPUING TERM of Thirteen Weeks will commence on the 11th of March. . H. P. TOUSfcY, President. Kent 3 11 dl, Feb. 10.1607. feb21 w2t deod2w Westbrook Seminary. T' I IK SPRING TERM commence*} February Slth. febl3d&w2w Portland Academy, Union Hall, (Entrance on Free Street.) BOYS of all apes and att linmcnts received at any time in the Term. Particular attention paid to Private classes and Private pupils, Terms $10.00 per Term ol ten weeks, •• FIIjEH, Principal, „ 28 Hanover St, P.O.Box 927. Fe19d.*>w State Normal School, Frtpm iii«rton. ri^HF. SPRING TERM will commence on Feb27th, J. under t he direction of GEO. M. GAGE, Prineijml. EDWARD BALLARD, t, . , Superintendent of Common Schools. Brunswick, Fqb lg, l«L7. fedlSdtil North Yarmouth Academy, - AT - VARMOV Til, MAINE. THK s,> Term often weeks, will commence I. reb. 'Jath, under the same board of instruction as beretoior,'. For particulars aihlrcss E. S. Hoyt, A. M. Prlnci P»'-"r JAMES BAXES, Secv. Yarmouth’ Feb 8, 1807. ieHd*w2w Franklin Family School,~ FOR BOVS, TOPSHAM, - - - MAINE. A GOOD TI* >MK SCHOOL for Both, easily acces sible, by K. & P. It. It., twenty-five miles horn Portland, nine milts from Bath. For Circular, &c., address the Principal, teblC diw Jf. A. RANDALL. LM. Twemblfj, General insurance Broker, • would inform his many triends and the pubi c generally that he is prepared to continue the Insur ance Business as a Broker, and can place Fire, Lite and Marine Insurance to any extent in the best Coui p »nics in the United Stales. All bnsincss entrusted t0®*y c re Hhal1 be laitliiuily at tended to. Uttice at <J. M. Bice’s Paper Store, No. 183 Fore St, where orders can be left. jullltl INSUKANCfc PURELY MUTUAL! THE Mew England Mutual Life Insurance Comp’y, of boston, mass. okoadizkd is 13. Cash Assets, January 1,1807, *4,700,000. Cash Dividends of 1804-5, now in course of payment, 078,00#. Total Surplus Divided, 2 200,000. Losses Paid in 1800, 314 quo. Total Losses Paid, 2,307 000. Income On i860, 1 (1QJ, (dir Annual Distributions in Ciish.^fj Local Agents should apply to KUFITN IMUIA & SOM, tt'lOdtl_Cleneral Agents at Bithlefunl, Me. The Rest Investment! 5-80’s & 5-30'sTTs.Gov't Bonds ABE GOOD! BUT A POLICY WITH THE GUEAT Mutual Life Ins. to., Ot New Yorlt, IS BETTER! Cash Assets, Feb. 1, $18,500,000 L3^Governn»ent BohiIm m e Exempt from Taxation, mo with Money invested in a Eife Policy! If you have $50, $100 or $1,000 to spare, or to in vest. there is nowhere you can place it so securely or so advantageously as with this Great Co. Govt. Bonds may be lost, stolen or destroyed by Are, as

many have been. A Life Policy if destroyed, stolen, or lost, may be restored, and in no case will there be any loss of the money paid. For the poor aian it is the best savings bank; tor the rich it is the safest investment, yielding more than any other. Any one having doubts may be saiistied by calling at our Ollice. 6 Do not insure until you Jo so. No other Company can furnish such remits. The following statement of Policies, taken out at tins Agency.and now in lorcc, show the large in crease, or dividend*, over thepai/vuents in those lew cases. Many others, with references, can bo tar nished if desired: No of Sum Ain’t of Dirbleud Pres. val. Policy. Insured. Prom. I'd. Additions, of Policv. 518 $3500 $2252,35 $2710,22 $6240,22 630 500 261,23 375,02 875,02 4146 1000 533,90 685,93 1685,93 7767 8000 3699,20 4836,87 12, *30,87 7862 5000 2608,00 3217,84 8217.m4 10325 1000 .159,80 544.52 1544,52 10793 3000 1066,20 1579,53 4597,53 12110 1500 410,93 623,24 2123,64 These cases are made up to Feb, I, An other Dividend is now to be added. l)o not fail to apply at the Agency of W. D. LITTLE & Co, No 79 Commercial St, near the Old Custom House. Non Forfaiting, Rndowment, Ten Year, und nil other Forms of Policies arc ■* Miacd by ibis Company* on more favor able advantages than by any other. This Co. Issued during the last 12 months, 13.313 Policies, being 1,000 inor** than issut*! by any other Co. in this country. Lash received lor PltEAli II MS $5,342,812. Receipts lor Interest, $1,112,000, while its losses being only $772,000, showing the receipts lor interest to bo nearly $350,000 more than its losses. IST' Be cartful not to confound the name of thin Co. with others similar. feblb dtt ATLANTIC Mutual Insurance Company. 61 Wall St, cor. William, NEW YOKE, January, 1866. Insures against Marine and Inland Navi gation Kisks. The whole profits ot the Company revert to the Assured, aud are divided annually, upon the Premi ums tenuinated during ike year; and lor which Cer tificates are issued, bearing interest until redeemed. The Dividend was 40 per cent, in each ol the years 1803-4, and 5, and 35 per cent, in I860. The Company has Aimir, Over Twelve Million Dollars, viz:— United States and State of New-York Stocks, City, Bank and other Stocks, #4,828,585 Loans secured by Stocks and otherwise, 3,330, *50 Premium Notes and Bills Receivable, Real Estate, Bond and Mortgages and oilier se curities, 3,650,025 United States Gold Coin, 60,460 Cash iu Bank 310,550 #12,199,070 trustees: John 1). Jones, Wm. Sturgis, Charles Dennis, Henry K. Bogert, W. ii, H. Moure, Joshua J. Henry, Henry Coit, Dennis Perkins, Wm. 0. Pickersgill, Jos. Gallard, Jr., Lewis Cart is, J. Henry Burgy, Chas.H. Russell, CorneliusGrinned, Lowell Holbrook, C. A. Hand, R. Warren Weston, I?. J. Howland, Royal Phelps, Benj. Bal>coek, Caleb Baistow, Fletcher Westrav. A.P.Pilltd. Rubt. 15. Mint urn, Jr, Wm. K. Dodge, Gordon W. Burnham, Geo. G. Hobson, Frert’k Chauucey, David Lane, James Low, James Bryce, Geo. S. Stephenson, Leroy M. Wiley, Win.H. Webb. Daniel S. Miller, John 1). Jones, President. Charles Dknni«, Vice-President. W. H. H. Moore, 2d Vice-Prest. J. 1). Hewlett, 3d Viee-Prest. J. H. i 'batman, Secretary. Applications lor Insurauco witL-tlie above named Company received anti tbrwjft-rk'd bv John W. Dlnngn', COiT'CMpOllllCDt. apl Id 1 m eodOm & wCw INS UR A NCI NOTICE. FOYE, COFFIN & SWAN, UNDERWRITERS, —AND— General Insurance Agents, have returned to their old stand, Ocean Insurance Co.’s Block, ETtnANfiE STREET. F. C. & S. continue to represent first class Com panics in all departmenta of insurance, hos-see equitably adjusted and promptly paid, tcbl.ldtf u E n « v At. Sparrow’s Insurance Office is tliiB day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the new and commodious rooms NO. 06 EXCHANGE STREET, IN THE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, whore he i9 now prepared to place insnrance, in all its forms, and tor any amount, in companies second to no others on the globe, and on the most, favorable terms. Parties preferring Jirst class insurance, are res pectfully invited to call. November 5. 1800. dtf Choice Southern and Western FLOUR MU ('OKU ! for sale by O’BRIOW, PIKRCfS & CO., Wbole.ulr Dealer., 154 ('oiumeinnl HI., decSldly PORTLAND, Me. Gregg’s Improved EXCELSIOR BRICK THIS powerful and beautiful Labor-saving Ma chine will mould 35.000 bricks per day. It re ceives the clay in its natural state, tempers it in w ork ing, and mal es the finest PRESSED BRICK, as well as thelowor grades : all of equal size, and of a quali ty unsurpasstMl iu beauty and durability. It will al so make superior FIRE BRICK. Tbe valued tlie machine may be ascertained from the large profits madefy those how running. For Rights and Machines, address, Kxtrldor Brick Picks ja2ihiliu Office 221 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa L***! Ac Perrins’ IKE. UNRATED Worcestershire Sauce ! pronounced i*y EXTRACT Counoi»Mcur» of a letter from a T° 1>0 Medical Gentleman The “Only at Madras, to liia GOOd SaUCe !” WorcNtcr, May, 1881. “Tell Lea & Per And applicable to ring Uiat tlieir Sauce EVERY VARIETY MSKaWJS' opinion the most, pal 0F .table an well as the ost wholesome D ■ ® ’ uce that is made ” The success ot this most, delicious and unrivaled condiment having caused many unprincipled dealers to apl*ly the uame to Spurious (''ompounds, the pub lic is respectfully and earnestly requested to see that the names ol Lea & Perrins are upon the Wrap per, Label, Stopper and Bottle. Manufactured by lEA & PEICRIIV8, n’utmlcr. John Duncan’s Sons, ,, ,^E'V YORK, Ageuts for tlic United States, •eiidly o Y s T E R S ! WILLUM li darton, A This stores. Nos. 231 & 233 Congress Street, near • w ,V_v^ “uilding. is constantly receiving fresh arrivals ol New \ork and Virginia Ovstere, which he is prepared to sell by the gallon, quart or bushel, or served up in any style. •lauwai v fi, lw;7. dti Go to Adams A Puriuton’s FJR your House-furnishing Goods of all kinds; Carpetings, and all kinds of Crockery, Glass. 1 in, Stone, jsanaem and Wooden Ware. Paper Hang ings, Window Shades. &q, &c., corner pi Federal and Exchange streets, no23d3m DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. Saturday Morning, February 23, 1867. British American Cwhdertliu. (From the Kennebec Journal.) The obvious meaning and threatening atti tude ot this whole scheme of British Confed eration cannot be misunderstood nor ignored If carried into effect it cannot fail to have the tendeney to embroil the relations of the North ern States of the Union with their neighbors and must greatly increase the expenses of our government in guarding against.ilangcrs ot at tack on the frontiers and coasts. Just in pro portion as the Confederation should make mil itary preparations and defences, it would lie necessary for our government to maintain the counterpoise. In a special degree are the people of Maine interested in tnis question of augmenting and consolidating British political and military power. Its great length of sea-coast on the South and extended frontier on the North, ex posed to British naval attacks on the one side and to the invasion of British land forces on the other, in case of war Maine would have to stand the terrible cross-fire rf the combined power of the. enemy, rendering our soil the theatre of vast contending armies and of de vastation corresponding to the Spanish Penin sula war in which Napoleonic Prance wrestled with the combined powers of England and Spaiu. With a clear insight into the meaning of passing events and the plain testimony of in controvertible facts Gov. Chamberlain in his message to the Legislature gave this question ol British Confederation the consideration which it properly merits. By some it may have been thought Ids remarks were premature and uncalled ibr. But it is apparent that this view of the Governor's treatment of the subject is iueorrect. It is time that the citizens of Maine and ol the whole country thoroughly under stood the drift of events in British America. The shutting ol our eyes to existing realities cannot do any good, it may be productive of harm. To be tbrewarned is to he forearmed. Granted that many of our Provincial neigh bors may favor the Confederation scheme with no hostile designs against tho interests and peace ol the United States, yet the filet none the less remains that the inevitable tendency ol it is prejudicial to the future union of the British Provinces with the United States. Let there lie established north of us a strong cen tral government representing four or five mil lions of people, soon to Ih) increased to ten millions, around which shall gather British prejudice and monarchical sentiment and the whole strength of that central government bv an inherent and inevitable law will be wielded against any tendency of the people or events to unite with the United States. The entire political power and immense official patronage as well as military strength of that central gov ernment would be exerted to maintain itself and to build up a permanent and powerful branch of British monarchy. If it be proper tor our goverment to remonstrate against tbe establishment ot French ideas and schemes in Mt xico, it cannot he less proper to have an eye to British plans of domination at the North of us. Governor Cluuulierlain has promptly done liis ditty' in the premises,and we can see no impropriety in tho Legislature giving such ex pressions of opinion as a temperate considera tion of tlie exigeuey requires. Tlie remarks which we eopy above follow quite a number of citations from the speeches and writings ot British Colonial Secretaries and Provincial oflicials, from 1839 to 186tl, all setting forth the additional strength which would accrue to the colonies from a peima nent union, and most alluding also to the danger ot absorption in the American Kepub lic. We cannot sec in these reasons any valid ground for the interference of the United States. British colonists have the same right to shape their own government which we have. What we objected to in Mexico was the arbitrary interference of a foreign Power to control the wishes of the Mexican people. If the Mexicans prefer an imperial and the Provincial British a nionarchicalgoverunicut, it is then- right and their privilege to exercise that preference, and we ought not to shrink from the comparison. If our institutions are better than theirs, as we believe, the contrast will s)ieak more eloquently than any prema ture remonstrance. Independence will be the natural conse quence ot confederation. The colonies will cease to lie mere outposts of the British em pire. When that day comes, England will no longer threaten us on this continent, 'there is no reason why we should not then conclude a satislactory alliance with our neighbors, if we are wise we shall also knit the two coun tries together by the closest bonds of mutual intercourse and reciprocal commercial favors. All the important advantages of a complete union may be secured by treaty. The danger of war, when once the colonies are disengag ed from England, will ire reduced to the low est jiossiiile terms^ Our rich and teeming ter ritory will give us forever an indisputable pre ponderance on this coniinent. There is room enough in North America for three nations. The natural boundaries which separate us from our neighbors on the north are sufficiently marked. There is no reason why we should covet their territory.— We have enough of our own. Let us at least parity the .Southern States and liuk our At lantic and Pacific coasts together with iron hands oi railway, before we begin to sigh like the Macedonian madman for new worlds to conquer. We regret to see in the Journal any allusion to “the future union of the British Provinces and the United States.” The times are inauspicious for such a union. We do not believe the people of the United States are any more anxious for such a union than the Americans. Some people on both sides of the line would galdly see it brought about, but they are comparatively few. What may happen in the fulness of time, none of us can predict; but we beleive that just uow the people of the United States are not occupy ing themselves with the project of annexing the Canadas; we beleive the mistaken im pression that they are, is a fruitful source of jealousy and ill will oil the part of our neigh bors, ami we deem it a friendly oltiee to en deavor to disabuse them. Finally, it must be rememliereil that the confederation Will is already More the British parliament, with every prospect ol a speedy pass;ige. A remonstrance from the United States would lie received by the Parliament very milch as a suggestion from the British government respecting the management of our Territories would be received in Con gress. If it ha>l any effect, it would be to ac celerate the passage of the Will. Governor Chamberlain’s views upon this topic were not Fully developed in his Address. That they were backed by some weighty reasons, we do not doubt. The considerations presented by the Journal are not to be treated lightly, but we cannot feel that they sustain the Journal’s conclusions. What further considerations may have influenced the Governor, we do not know; Wut at this stage of affairs, with the Will before if not through Parliament, we doubt whether he would regard a remonstrance as seasonable or prudent. Capital JPaaiahmml. Tlie Argus commits the rather silly blun der ot mistaking Beccaria’s suggestive ques tions quoted in the Prcn* a few days ago lor a complete treatise on capital punishment, and complains because the interdependence of the queries was not better made out. We are not concerned to defend Beccaria's logic against a writer who begins with the confession that he has not. considered it carefully enough to un derstand it. Our correspondent X, whose skilful argument we print in another column, deals with the subject in another fashion.— Appreciating fully the force ot the assertion that society can assert no higher authority over the lives ofrneit than each man has over his own, he proceeds to meet it by showing that in many cases men and nations do delib erately sacrifice life to objects dearer than life. The Italians were ready to sacrifice many lives tor national independence. Dr. Kane laid down his life in the cause of science.—. Ail this is true, and we cordially agree that the sentimentality which puts the precious ness of human lite above and before all other motives, will neither make good patriots nor good Christians. It is the right of a nation or an individual to weigh human life against other high considerations, and to act upon the conclusion so reached. Granting this, grantiug also that the securi ty of society is a worthy consideration, it on ly remains to consider whether the death pen alty is essential to the maintenance of that security. Beccaria's qestionings have accom plished just this: it is now substantially agreed by all who approach the subject at all, that this right, if it exists, must be support ed by the most powerful rea sons and exercised with the utmost care.— Nobody would now undertake to delenJ hanging as a punishment for stealing the val ue of a shilling. Inall civilly naLl Je percentage or executions and of heinous crimes as compared with the total population is on the whole decreasing. Whether these two facts stand in the relation of cause and effect, or only as coordinate results ol a genei al improvement in social relations, it must lte admitted that the necessity for capital pun ishment is equally disproved. The Argus sjieaks of the ftaliau banditti as if robliery bail been a crime unknown before the retbrm d penal code was adopted, and as if misgovern ment in other respects hud nothing to no with the existence of brigands. X refers to the crimes which have lately been perpetrated in this State, as it there were no atrocious crimes in other States where the extreme jienalty of the law is still applied, as if the war Irom which we have just emerged had not prepared the way for scenes of violence, if there are other sufficient cause i for , a .temporary increase of crime, we cannot ^believe that such increase should be charged to the practical abolition of capital punishment, if in other countries crime has diminished notwithstanding the abolition of capital punishment, it would seem to be proved that the penalty has no di rect I tearing upon the amount of crime, is consequently unnecessary, and if unnecessary indefensible. OtnnmM mf ihr Noulhrrn Stale*. We published a lew days ago Mr. Pikes ter rible presentation of lb.? present conditioner the Southern States. We non copy from the Globe Senator Morrill's logical deductions from the premises urged by Mr. Pike. There are lew Republicans who doubt that the di-. order and eoufnsiou which now reign in those S'ates must be quelled by the strong band ot military power. There are more perhaps to whom the exercise of such imwer seems like a step backward. That error Mr. Morrill's ar gument will correct. Thus lar the Southern communities have been lett to reorganize themselves. They have failed to accomplish any Reorganization which could render life and property secure or pave the way to a com plqte 1 eeoucilialiou with the general govern ment, Mr. Stevens's bill to establish inilitajy governments for them was an atempt to rem edy the first of these evils; Mr. Rlaine'a amendment to that bill was an attempt to remedy the second. These two preqiositioiis were before the Senate, when Mr. Morrill i spoke as follows: This bill is a modification of the aetiou ol this Government in these States lor the last six years, ami l thank licuveu that we have collie to the time at last when we cau modify our action. Whal have we been doing? We have held these twelve million people at the absolute control ol the military, have we not —life, property, estate, reputation, everything ill our grasp ? By the exercise of this power we have subdued them and conquered them, reduced them as “insurrectionary States,” put down civil war and rebellion. We no logger levy armies; we no longer plan campaign^ in to that country; we now propose to interpose the military rule in a subdued tbrui to pre serve order throughout a country where there is no civil authority. That is all. This bill modifies the action of the military authority which has been exercised since the war be gan ; and it propuses to furnish a rule, a mili tary rule, as a 1 article of war, if you please, to file commander in that region 01 country where now ihey are without any except such as arise from the general Articles ol War. t Sir, by the triumph of our arms we have overthrown rebellion and civil war. These civil and political communities, recently in in surrection and war are subdued and at our feet. 1 assume that there are no civil tribu nals there, no State governments which we are bonrni to reflect and trust. What, then, is to bo .lone ? We are to restore those com munities, ot course; when? As soon as it is practicable to do it. lu the mean time it is the duly of Congress to define, by law what the military authorities in that region of country shall be bound lo do, and that is, by this proposition, to keep order, preserve order in these insurrectionary States, protect the persons and the property of the people, sud that is ail. since these insurrectionary States were subdued and overthrown the military power in that region ot the country has been abso lute, aud we have sat here since 18(15 and wit nessed the military acts of the President ot the United States unlimited and absolute over the whole country. We have seen him set aside States aud Slate constitutions and State laws and Slate institutions and govern that entire country by his absolute military author ity. Nobody denies that. I do not stand here to complain of it. I think when the war was ended, the insurrection was overthrown, and these States were subdued; it was the duty of the President of the United States without attempting to orgamze State govern ments to preserve order, and it becomes neces sary now to interpose the legislative authority in that direction because he does not preserve order. H is because the President of the United States, when by the power of ou' urms this rebellion was overtlrrowu, uegleoted to preserve order by military authority, and give protection to persous and property, and turned his attention to the reconstruction ol States without authority, that the Congress of the United Stales to-day is called u[>on to di rect tue Army of the Uuited States in all those military districts in the way ot a milita ry rule, what shall he done for the protection of person and tor the protection ol proi>erly. So much, then, for the question ol military rule, instead ol its being military rule in the sense ol government, permanent, unlimited, unqualified, and despotic, it is military rule in a limited, mitigated loim, applicable only to the extraordinary state ol atliiii's in that re gion of the country, and in the very nature of things temporary. Well, sir, 1 may persuade myself to vote for the amendment; hut lhat the amendment iu auy iorrn modifies the question of military power nobody will contend, it only discloses that the Congress of the United Stales, while it extends this military rule over these States, accompanies it with a statement of the con ditions on which the rule may tie abated; that is all; aud to that extent 1 welcome it, and may not be uuwilling to vote lor it, but it lias no reference whatever to the exteut or limitation of military power provided lor in the bill. What is the reason assigned for the asser tion at the present time of this military flow er'.’ It is set iortli in the preamble in concise terms; AV hereas — the governments of certain States which aie named— were set up withou t the authority of Congress and without tile sanction of the people; and whereas said pretended governments a Horded no adequate protection for life or property, hut countenance and encourage lawlessness and crime. Here you have the reason why the Congress ol the United States proposes to authorize the interference of military power In these States. Sir, need any one stand here to-day to re mind the Senate ot the United States that since the surrender of the confederate armies there has been no civil authority in tbntcoun try'.’ Have we not over and over ag tin de clared that all that has been done there in the reconstruction of States has beeu a usurpa tion? Have we not been told by constituted committeesof this body and of the other branch of the national Congress that there is no such tiling as order or |ieaee in that region of coun try, no such thing as |<ersonalseciuity to prop erty ? Do we not know tlial to-day, under these sham governments, the state of thiug.s is that ol misrule in all that region ot country ? Do we not know to-day that the President ol the United States, having set up these sham gov ernments and feeling bound by them, does not propose to execute the laws which the Congress of the United States lias passed ?— Do we not know that the civil rights bill en acted here to often the courts of justice lo the oppressed fteople is a dead letter throughout the South ? Sir, if ever there was a measure demanded of a legislative tribunal, this is the one. It is thelirst measure on the pur* of the American Congress since the rebellion closed by which it has said to the loyal people in that region of the country, "We come to you now with protection; we have overthrown the rebel lion; we know the animus of those who wen: in aims against the government of the United States toward the loyal population of this region ol our country, and we come to >liu !°.r Jour Protection and securi ty T his, 1 think, it is our bounden duty to do; and then, as to the rest, protection and reconstruction are intimately connected! 1 agree that you cannot do both at one and ‘he same time That is impracticable We can give protection, and we ought to give protec tion, and if we delay protection when we can give it we aie culpable, and the American peo ple 1 believe will hold us so. Therefore, Mr. President, 1 am for this measure cither with or without amendment. I am for it as a great measure of protection to a people Uowntroddcu and oppressed »s lew people in any age or eountry ever have been, and I am tor it at the earliest practicable mo ment. The amendment very pro(ierly shad ows forth the terms and conditions upon which these people may reorganize State gov ernments. It Is |iertectiy easy for me to ac cept it it it is any relief to any gentlemen. It anybody desires that l should express as much as that, I am perfectly willing, and to express it in this bill. D we should pass this bill with out the amendment, I do not suppose it will be likely to l«e misapprehended by the Ameri can people. I do not suppose, that it we pass this bill as a measure ol'protection to day the people would (ear that we intended to make this military rule permanent. 1 am sure nothing lias gone front the Americau Con gress which authorizes any such inference or justifies any such presumption. No one can ■»il to see the dillieulty of instant proteetion »ml reconstruction; that this Is an advance demamlej by the times; a measure l tie too long postponed, in my judgment. Bahama.—A corres|*oii4ieut of the ‘7, Til,,M Mentions ou the authority *1 Ij^UtloJi itaiwr i, . _ i^jKir—uo uaine given—a curi ous report touching the Alabama . lei,ns of the United states, to the effect lhat tbe mat. terwdl be settled by Mr. Laitd. the builder ot tbe Alabama, taking upon hlmsclf tbe whole hlame of the transaction, and paying the entire damages out of his own pocket! Mr. Laird, it is added, when the Government had determined to seize the Alabama, was se cretly informed of the fact by a Government employe, who has since confessed his culpabi lity, so that Mr. Laird might be forced to pay which he will now do voluntarily, to save both the Government and himself from diffi cidty. This story needs confirmation; hut if the (Government is responsible to the Unit ed States, spinel km iy should, of course, he res ponsible to the Government. Mr. Laird is rich, no doubt, but probably not rich enough to loot the litle bill ruu up by the Alabama. Resumption of specie Payments.—A writer in the X. Y. Tribune thus alludes to a common misapprehension respecting English financial history: W° often hear it said, by way oi protest against lixoig auy n^ur ueriod of resumption, that the baid of England was under suspen sion tor four-aud-twenty years,during and sub sequent fcto the great Napoleonic wars, and how can we be expected to do better? This naked statement conveys a totally false impres sion. For a large portion of this period of tweiity*tour years the suspension was merely nominal, the uotes o! the bank being within three per cent of par. This was especially the case in the seven consecutive years, from 1803 to 1810; and though in 1814 the notes fell to be low 75 per cent, yet two years after the peace of 1815, they rose agaiu to be worth 07 cents on the dollar, which was substantial resumption; and they never fell below this mark until the final and absolute restoration of specie pay ment iu May, 1822. So that if we are to take England as an example, it is high time we bad resumed. iLiigiaud was engaged in a tremendous con test lor most of the time from the close of our Revolutionary war to 1815. During the period from 1703 to that year, she borrowed more than $2,300,880, and taxed herself prodigious sums, iu the aggregate, we believe, far exceeding this amouut for war purposes, and yet she emerg ed from the contest with such financial strength, and exhibited such financial integri ty, that the paper dollar liecame worth 07 cents within two years Ironi its close. England thus sustained her commercial credit amid all the distresses of this exhausting period, in a man ner to reflect everlasting honor upon the Brit ish name._ ULLIUIOPS. —Rev S. Titcomb, for twelve years pastor of the Congregational church in Weld, has-ten dered his resignation which has been accepted. .Some of Mr. Titcomb’s parishioners presented this retiring pastor with a substantia) token of esteem ill the form of a title deed to tlie par sonage house, and lot which he occupies. —The Calvinist Baptist Society at Fayette Corner have just ru-occupicd their house of worship. It has lieen remodeled, painted and carpeted, at an expense of some $H00, and is now every way comfortable and attractive The pastor, Rev. C. F. Weston has received twenty-live into Chnrch membership the past year, —Sir Moses Muutetlore is about erecting another hotpiee at Jerusalem, as the residence of several Israelitish families. —X»r. Poll 4, formerly professor of Systematic Theology in the Bangor Theological Seminary, hae recently prepared for the press his lectures, seventv in number, and the work has been is sued by the Congregational Board of Publica tion. —U’ Auhigne, the Genevan historian, has written a letter in reference to the dissensions in the established chnrch of England. He tliinks the chief remedy lor them is to be found in giving the laity more influence in the gov ernment of the church. He says: “In the mid dle ages the government of the church be longed to the clergy; since the Reformation it lias been in the hands ot the crown. Such an exclusive system doea not suit our time The supreme direction ot the church should alter God, reside in the hands of the most intel ligent, the most pious, the wisest of the pre lates, clergy and laymen of the Chnrch ol Eng land. An assembly of such men, all profess ing the faith ot the church, as embodied in the articles, supported by public opiuion, would re move with a steady hand the evils which now menace the church, and would give it renewed vitality. The bishops, supported and encour aged by this body, and in conjunction with it, would he enabled to act without the expense and delay of continual litigation. The liberal, principles which constitute much of the pros perity of the Eugiisli nation should be imprint ed on her church, and, like the rays of the sun, they would dispel the unhealthy mists of the middle ages. There are in convocation men of superior talent: but is not that body generally considered a relic of the middle ages—respecta ble, iudued, but uusuited to the present times'.’ This is the old house that should be pulled dowu to make way for a building tit to shelter principles and the liberties of the Reformed Church iu England." —Bir Robert Peel has been addressing his neighbors in Tainworth on "The Church" as by law established, and the best means of mak ing it useful to tlie people. —Iho young Jew Mortara, whoso abduction some years back caused such excitement iu Europe, has just entered the Church of Hi. Pe ter's at Home, as a novice, before joining the order of regular cauons of St. Jean-de-Lcirau, at Home. He is now fifteen years old. —The Tribuue says that some Baptist cler gymen iu New York have the design in view of bringing the Kev. Mr. Spurgeon there dur ing anniversary week. It is also said that the High Church party anting the Episcopalians have a similar design with no leas a notability than tlio Rev, Dr. Pusey, —Rev. Norman McLeod, organizer and pas tor of the Congregational Church, at Halt Lake City, is now in New England. His mission in the East is to infoim and interest our people as to the peculiar social and religi ous struggle in Utah, and to strengthen, through contributions to his church move ment and through influence upon the govern ment at Washington, the cause of the “Gen tiles.’* Kev. William Goodell, D. D., for many years one of the Missionaries of the American JtoMd in Turkey, died at Philadelphia on the 18th inat, at the age of 75. Dr. Goodell was a uutive of templeton Mass., a graduate of Dart mouth C’ollJgo in 1917, and Andover Theologi cal Seminary iu 182u. He took up his resi dence iu Constantinople iu 1831, where he re mained for the most part of the time until his retui ii to this country, in August 184J5, having visited his home but once. The translation of the Old Testament into the Armeno-Turkish language, published at Symrua in 1842, receiv ed his undivided attention for many years. In le43 he finished the revision of the New Testa ment in the same language. Of this it is said, “it is impossible to estimate the value of this work to the Reformation." The length of the time served by Dr. Goodell in'the foreign missionary service has only been exceeded by that of the late Dr. Judson. Kov. J. W. Keyes was i os tailed as the pas tor of the Uuiversalist Church in West Cam bridge on Sunday evening, Fob. 10th. — The members of the flhawiuut Church, Boston, have given their pastor, Kev. K. B. Webb, formerly at Augusta, leave of absence lor eight mouths, and will continue his salary aud supply his pulpit while he is away. It is understood that Dr. Webb, whose health is im paired, will make a foraigu tour. — The York County Christian Convention of all religious denominations, will commence Us first session in Bhldetbrd, next Wednesday, at 10 o’clock A. M., and continue day and evening for two days. —A Baptist paper, the Christian Press, 11 waking of ihe open communion question, says: "More than two hundred years have passed siuee the first Baptist church was or ganised on these shores, at Providence, by Huger Williams, and since that time open communion churches have been brought into existence. The Second Baptist church at Newport, R. I., for the present, practices in that way, and one small church hasjnst been organized at flan Francisco, and on the same plan. If it takes two hundred years to produce two such churches, how many will it take to complete the work of open communion?”