■*4 i-i . » j __ s. Established June 23, isos. r»i. «. _ PORTLAND, MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 25, 1867 ~L.„. .. „ ! ? ' -■ — - — _ _7 _ ’ "m* Eight Dollars per annum, in udvutue. THE PORTLAND DALLY PRESS is published everyday, (Sunday oxccpledj a! No. t Primers’ Exchange, Commercial Street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, Proprietor. Terms Eight Dollars year in advance. THE MAJN’L ^ ATE a HESS, is published at (he same place tv* i \ I'm: i ijay morning at #2.00 a year, invariably in advance. Katfs or Ai .—One Inch of apace,in length 01 column, coi <uule« a ‘•square.” #1.50 per M]uare u .ay met week : 75 centra per week after; three tap ms, or less, $1.00; continu ing every oi her day ali«jr ?:rsi week, 50 cents. Dali square, three insertions or lone, 75 cent*: one w ek, $1.05, o cent* jier w eek alter. Under head of ‘‘Amithemesth,” $2.00nersquare per week; three insertions or less, $1.50. Special Notices,$1.2# per square lor the iir>t in- i section, and 25 cents per square for each subsequent 1 n sort ion. Advertisements inserted in the ‘‘Maine State I Press (which lias a large circulation in every’par ol I he Slate) for $1.00 per square for first insertion* and 50 cents per square tor each subsequent inser tion. BUSINESS UAKTIS. C. J. SCHUMACHER, FRESCO PAINTER. Oflee at the Drug Store ot Messrs. A. G. Schlotter beck 6i Co., 303 Congress Si,PoiiIjiiuI, Me, jal2dtf One door al>ove Brown. H. M . BRE WE R, (Successors to «T. Smith & Co.) Manufacturer of Leather Melting. Also tor sale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather,' KIVI 'S uud IllKS, septSdtf it 311 Cougreii* Street. W. P. FREEMAN & CO., Upholsterers and Manufacturers ot FUBNITUBE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Spring-Bods, Mattresses, Few Cushions, No. 1 t’lapp’s Blot k- loot €'he*f mu Street, Portlaiid. Freeman, D. W. Deane. C*. L. Quinby. _tl n ( A. N. NOYES & SON, Manulact lirers and dealers iu Stoves, Ranges & Furnaces, Can be found in their NEW BlILDING ON LIME ST., (Opposite the Market.) Where they will be pleased to see all their fonder customers and receive orders as usual. aug!7dtl u CHASE, CRAM & STURTEVAWT, GENERAL Commission Merchants, WIdgory’ti Whnrl» Portland, Mu. octliidtt HOWARD A CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND. M ;)NE. Office No. 30 Exchange Street, •Joseph Howard, Jv'.ttl u Nathan Cleaves, M. PEARSON, Gold and Silver Plater —AND— Manufacturer of Silver Ware, Temple Street, first door from Congress Street PORTLAND, 5IE. May 19—dly n A. WILBUR A- CO., 112 Treinont Street, Boston, Importers and Dealers in vPELCH and AHIEKICAN HOOFING SLATES, all colors, and slating nails. Careful atteution paid lo shipping. _ n aug22-Qm BRADJB tJRY & SWEAT Counsellors at Laic, 349 CONGKKttM STREET, Chadwick Mansion, opposite United States Hotel, Portland Maine. BionBradbury. nov 9tt L. D. M. Sweat, Deering. Milliken & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, _ang31-dtf_ Portland, Maine. JOSEPH STORY Peurhyn Marble Co. Manufacturers and Dealers In Enameled Slate Chimney Pieces, Brackets, Pier Slabs, Grates and Chimney Tops. Importer ami dealer in Eng lish Floor Tiles, German and French Flower Pots, Hanging Vases, Parian, Bisque, and Bronze Statuette and Busts. Glass Shades and Walnut Stands, Bohe mian and Lava Vases and other wares. 112 TREMONT STREET Studio Building flni n BOS I oN, Mass. HHfiPLEY & STHOUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, O F F I O E , Post Office Building, history; Entrance on Ex change street. G. F. SIIEPLEY. JyDtl A. A. STBOUT. It. W. HOBIXSOX, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, 5149 Congress Street. Jan 4—dtf PEBC1VAL BONNEY, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, Morton lilocle, Congress Street, Two Boors above Preble Hou*c, PORTLAND, ME. tiovlfl tf DAVIS, MESERVE, HASKELL A 00., Importer* and Jobbert of Dry Goods and Woolens, \ Arcade 18 Free Si reel,] F. DAVIS, L. p. HASKELL.,’ PORTLAND, ME. E. Cif'Al1 V. A\. 1IOVfl’6oilti' W. F. PHILLIPS d CO., Wholesale No. 148 Fore Street. oct 17-dtt JOHN W, LAX A, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, Ko. 30 Exchange St. Dec C—dtf ROSS »C EEEVY, PLASTERERS, PI.AIN AND OHNAMENTA L STU000 AND MASTIO WORKERS, Oak Street, between, Congress and Free Sts., POBTLAND, MX. Coloring, Whitening and White-Washing prorr.jit y attended to. Order? Iron) out ol town solicited. ' May 22—fit! JOHN 11. DOW, Jr., Attorney and Counsellor at Law, .JAUNCEY COURT, Wall Street,.New kork City. jy Commissioner for Maine anil Massachusetts. Jan. 29 dtf W>L W. WHIPPLE, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE, PORTLAND, ME. uug2 SMITH & CLARK, Wholesale Dealers iu TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, loo POKE STREET. PORTLAND, Me. janU _(ltt W. W. THOMAS. Jr.. Attorney and Counseller at Law, [Chadwick Hocse,] 240 Congress Street. ootMljr A. G. SCIILO TTE11BKCK <& CO, Apothecaries & Chemists, 303 Cougrrfetf St, one door above Brown, PORTLANOi ME. Compounding Physicians Prescriptions Is one olour Specialities. Using Preparal inns of our own inauuuf.ieture, we are aide to vouch lor their purity. ''i’e also keep on hand a lull supply of LUBIN’S EXTRACTS, POWDER and 1 SOAP. FANCY WOODS, Toilet Articles, Heed's Liquid Dye Colors, Wil-ons Herbs, Marsh’s Celebrated Trusses and Supporters, Patent Medicines, Hair Restorers, Ci gars Tobacco, Artists’ materials, Ac., Arc. , Jan 12—d2n» JHCISM..SS I'AHIM Charles P. Mattocks, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, ■1001*1' IIOI'SK, Cu’„. CONGRESS ANI) CHESTNUT STREETS, fcblMtf__Portland. « J. 1. JIOOSJJOX, o I loop Skirt Miinulhctorcr, DEALER IN English, French and American Corsets, ° Fancy Goods AND LACES, HOSIERY, GLOVES, And all kinds of TRIMMINGS and Dress Iiuttcntt. g^r’H&iul-Kalt German Worsted Garments made , to order. skirts made to order, ao .’Vo. «S Clapp'* ltlo« It, CONGRESS STREET. febi3 roitTLAsn, me. d:t WALTER COREY & CO, Manufacturers and Dealers in FURNITURE! Looking (Hasses, Mattresses, Spring Beds, dc. Clapji’M Block, Kennebec Street, (Opposite Foot <y' Chestnut,) Fell!klu'__ PORTLAND. GEO. S. NUTTING, Counsellor at Caw, —AND— Solicitor of Patents, No. 113 Fedcritl Street, ! teblMIm PORTLAND, Me. WILLIAM A. PEARCE, PLUMBER! MAKER OF Force Pumps ami Water Closets, . Wuriu, Colli nml Shower Itnilin, \V uhIi Itowla, Bin** nml Silver 1‘liiiril Cock*. Livery description of Water Fixture for Dwelling Houses, Hotels and Public Buildings, Ships, etc., ar ranged and set up in the best manner, uud all orders in town or country laitllfully executed. (JoustanUy on hand Lead Pipes and Sheet Lead anil Beer Pumps of all kinds. AjsOj Tiii Itoofiiia, Tilt Conductor* and work in that line done in the best manner. All kinds of Jobbing promptly atiended to. NO. ISO t OUI ST., Portland, Me. j jmilr.__diim IF. II. WOOD ,f SOX, BROKERS, No. 178-Pore Street. ■*>7 11_ J. B. HUDSON, JR., ARTIST. Studio .Vo SOI 1-2 Congress Street. Lessons given in Painting anti Drawing. February 1—dtf WRIGHT J CLARK, FRESCO PAINTERS, j In Oil and Distemper Colors. Also House and Sign Painters. Morton Block, two doors above Preble House, Pori land, Me. C3T“We are prepared to design and execute every description of Wall and Ceiling Decorations, for Churches,Public Buildings,Private Residences,Halls, &c. Gil.Hug and Embossing on Glass. Every de script ion-of Wood Unshed in Wax and Oil Killing, and in Varnish or French Polish. .jal9d.3in MERRILL nines A CUSHING, (Late Merrill & Small,) Importers and Wholesale Dealers in Fancy I>i-.v Goods, Gloves, Hosiery, Corsets, Yarns, SMALL WAKES, TRIMMINGS, &c, No 13 Mummer Ml., .... BONTON. fcI9 II. Merilll, I. M. Merrill, A. R. Cusliing. co(13m II. M. RAY SON, STOCK BROKER. No. 30 Exchange Street, PORTLAND AIE H021dt IEWTM PIERCE, Attorney, and ConuseHor J at Law. No. 8 Clapps Block. Jul21 BtlLDINU. TO BUILDERS. 1>ERS0NS wishing lor Sprue© Dimension Frames tor early Spring business, will do well to leave their orders at once with STEVENS A MERRILL, at their Lumber Wharf, Commercial Street, near toot of Maple Street, wlioro can always bo found a large Stock ot Pine, Spruce, Walnut, Chest nut aud Butternut Lumber, Clapboards, Shingles, Laths, &c., «Sfce. Also—Doors, Blinds, Window 1 Frames and Window Sashes, glazed and unglazed, at lowest prices. 85r“ Remember—STEVENS & MERRILL. it b 11 d2m ARI HITEt TPKI A: ENGTXEERINO. Messrs. ANDERSON. DONNELL A CO., have made arrangements with Mr. STEAD, an Architect of established reputation, and will in future carry on Architecture w ith their business as Engineers. Par ties intending to build are invited lo call at theit office, No, 300 Congress street, and examine eleva tions and plans ol churches, banks, stores, blocks ot buildings, ^c. j 12 WM. 11. WA LKER~ 241 COMMERCIAL STRKET, Foot of Maple Street. General Agent tor the State lor H . IF . JOHNS > Improved Roofing, For buildings ol all kinds. CAR and STEAM BOATDECKING. ROOFING CEMENT, for coat ing and repairing all kinds oi roofs. PRKSEK\ A TIVE PAINT liir iron and woodwork. Metal Roofs, &c. COMPOUND CEMENT, for repairing leaks sliingl<-d roots. BLACK VARNISH, for Ornanun lal iron work &c. Full descriptions, c rcular, prices. Arc. furnished by mail or on application at tlieotik*;. where samples and testimonials can be seen. sep12dtf COOPER & MORSE, TAKE pleasure in informing their old patrons and friends that tlpey hav e resumed business at their OLD STAND, fomerof Market and Milk streets, where they will keep constantly on hand the best as sortment of Meats, Poultry, Game, &c., That the market affords, and it will be tbeir earnest andeavor to serve their customers with promptness 1 and fidelity. deelidK French Language and Literature TAUGHT BY PROF. LEON DE MONTIER, IjTOOM Fi ance; graduated in the Academic do Par is Uni versitie de France. Late Professor in the French Language and Literature in the McGill Uni i versity and High School of Montreal. Canaria East. Prof. LEON do MONTI Eli begs leave to say that he is prepared to give Lessons in the above Impor tant brancoli of modem education, both in Schools and private families. Clasf.es may also be formed by gentlemen and ladies desirous of acquiring a thor ough knowledge and the fluent speaking of the French Language. Prof. L. de M.’s method of teaching French will smooth In a great part the difficulties of beginners, whilst to morr advanced pupils he will impart a pro ficiency ol speaking, together with the pine Parisian accent, so deservedly esteemed by all well educated jieople. Nothing shall be wanting on the part of Prof. L. do M. to enable his pupils to make the most rapid pro gress, and by his exertions to speak the French lan guage in the shortest linn*. Applications as to the t«*rnis may he made by letter or ot herwise, at 52 Freest, or at Messrs Bailey & Noyes Book store, Exchange st. References are kindly permitted by the following: In 1 oetuand.—Rev, 1>i . Dalton,coi ner South and Spring Streets; Rev E.Bollcs; Dr. Pitch, R7 State Street; Dr Chadwick 295 Congress Street; Dr. Lud wig ; 0. O. Files Esq. Principal ot Portland Acade my. Jauuary 10. dtf 8. WINSLOW & CO.’S NEW GROCERY 1 HAVING moved into our new store, next door be low our old stand, and fitted it lor a FIRST CUBANS (iROl'ERV, we beg leave to return our thanks to out numerous natrons for past favors, and inform them and the pub lic generally, that while endeavoring to maintain our reputation tor veiling the best of liKKF. and all kimls ol' MEATS and VEGE TABLES, we have added to our stock a ehotcc variety of pure groceries, ami hope by selling the best of goods Ai the Lowrui Fnsli Prices! to merit a tuir share of patronage. The same atten- i turn as heretofore paid to orders for Meats and Vege tables lor dinners. Cart will call for orders every morning if desired. S. WINSLOW & CO. ! No. \zh spring Street Market. «• WINSLOW. (• F PXOE. January II. di:ui HANSON il H SIAtW’S Steam Mills, Iron Foundry, -AND IMou-rh Manufactory, V\TH would is form the public that we are propar ▼ ▼ ed io lurninh Casting# of every description to order at short, notice. We now have oil hand an as sortment ol Window Weights. Sled Shoes and other eastings. NVo are prepared to furnish Casting# for Kail itoad Companies and Ship lluilder#. Also. Planing, Jointing, Matching and Sawing promptly done J W. HANSON, C. C. WINSLOW. ‘J4i I orb HI., Henri of MiiiiHi'n Wharf, .Tan 1—tl NEW GO O 1) S ! P. B. FROST, iflerclisinf Tailor, 332 1-2 Congress Street, Has just received a fine lot ot FALL GOODS Suitable lor the season, which will be made up in tlio most thorough manner. septlO—eod I _ COPAOTUMHIP. i Copartnership Notice, THE undersigned liave this day formud a copart nership under the name of GREENE, READ & SMALL, and have taken store No. IJJ Commercial Nt,, corner of Vision, where tliey will transact a Wholesale Flour,Grocery k Provision Gusinos. Tlieir eld friends an*l the public generally are re spectfully Invited to call. CYRUS GREENE, JOSEPH W. RE \D, _ , „ GEO. M. SMALL. Portland, Feb. M, 1607. feDts Itm COPARTNERSHIP. tl tllE undersigned have this day formed a Co 1 partnership under the name and style of LISK & WEnTON, as Commission Merchants and Wholesale Dealers in *U>UK. S. H. LISK, N. WESTON. Portland, Feb. 6, 1667. let 14 d2w Copartnership Notice. 4 P. UIORCSAIV lias tl&ls day retired from the /L* firm of MQlfGAN. DYER &*C<_>. in favor of R. M. RICHARDSON, and the business hereafter will be conducted under the firm name of “Eichardson, Dyer & Go.," At the old stand, No. 143 Commercial Street, Where they will continue the General Wholesale Business in W. I. Goods, GrorerieM, Flour and Pro visions. R. M. RICHARDSON, «l. W. DYER, J. E. HANNA FORD. Feb 2—(13m Copartnership. Malcolm f. hammond and fessenden v. CARNEY, arc admitted as partners from this date. The Arm will be SI1AW, IIA1VIUOND A CARNEY, And we shall continue the Wholesale Grocery, Flour and Provision business, at toe old stand. No. 113 Commercial Street. THOMAS SHAW. Portland, Feb. 4,1867. lm Copartnership Notice. MR. LEANDEU W. FORKS is admitted a partner in our linu from this dale. , BC RGESS, FOBES & CO. tebldlm NOTICE. THE subscriber having disposed ct his Stock in store to Messrs Burgess, Fobes & Co., Requests all persons indebted to him to call at thoir Counting Room No. HO Commercial HI..Thom as Block, and settle. Th&nkthl lor past favors, be commends to his friends and former patr.ms their largo and vrcll aelected Stock oi Leads, Oils, Colors, &c. CHARLES FOBES. Portland, Jan. 2, 18G7. d2in lb i ssolnii on of Copartners!* ip rilHE copartnership hcrototoro existing under the I name of CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All persons hold ing bills against the lirm, are requested to present them tor payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at * 337 ContrreKs Street. CALVIN EDWARDS, WILLIAM G. TWUMLEY. Tim subscriber having obtained the tin© store No. 337 Congress Street, w ill continue the business, and will keep constantly o?i band PIAXO FORTES tfoiu the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which he can sell at tlm manufacturer’s LOWEST PRICES. Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS, OLD PIANOS taken in cxcliauge. 33F’' Orders for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. m O. TWOMULY* November 26,18C6. dtf i\<‘h Store, Mtiw fiooils. EVANS aTbAYLEY, Nos. 1 & 2 Free Street Block, WILL, OPEN MONDAY, Jnn. 14tli, a new and complete assortment ot FURNITURE, Crockery, Glass and Sillier Elated Ware, Bedding-, Upholstery Goods, and a first class stock of HOUSE FURNISHING- ARTICLES of every description. By a strict attention to business and tlio wants of their ciiRfcomers, they are in hopes to merit a fair share of the patronage of the public. An inspection of our stock and prices is respect hilly invited. Warurooms Nos. 1 & 2 Free Street Block. E NS S BVVI.EV. Portland, Ja 12,18C7. janfrtdtf 331 Congress St, Portland, Maine. L. B. FOUuETTE, HOSIERY AND GLOVES, HOOP SKIRTS AND CORSETS, Ladies’ & Children’s Underflannels, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. Corner of ( ongrcss St. and Tolman Place. Feb 7, 1867.—diy OILS! OILS! Lubricating and Uluminating WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. L. I*. Brown, eTan2fal4Tv* flfo. ‘40(» Fore Street. FOB SALE. ONE high pressure, horizontal Strain Engine, with Cylinder 1(* inches diameter, 44 inch stroke —iron bed and heavy fly wheel. Two flue Boilers 40 in. diameter/*® l'eet long with two flues in each 13 in. diameter. The whole is complete in all its parts, and in good order, and will be sold at a bargain. Apply to T. II. WEMTOIY, Or the Portland f'oninnny. Portland, Feb. 2, 1807. feb5 d80d ed New Store—Juft Open. BLUXT~& FOSS, • DEALERS IN Builders Hardware,Nails,GSass.Wooden'Ware DOGES, SASH AND BLINDS, and CAKPEN TEES’ TOOLS in Great Variety. On middle, between Hampshire &-Franklin Stu Jas. P. Blunt. Ja24d0m* Jab. A. Foss. INDIA RUBBER GOODS. HAVING been burned out ol my Rubber Store, 147 Middle St., I would solicit the trade of the citizens ol Portland and vicinity, '.until I re-open) to my headquarters, 85 Milk Street, Bostou, where arc kept every variety of goods made ironi India Rubber comprising in part Rubber and Leath Machine Belling, Steam Packing, Gaskets, Rings, Hose lor conducting and hydrant purposes, Rubber Clothing of every description, Combs, Balls, Toys. Undershecting f..r beds in cases ol sickness, Rubber Boots and .shoes, Tubing, Spittoons, .Syringes, Gloves and Mittens, Elastic Kings and Bands, Piano Covers, Horse Covers with and without hood, Wagon Covers, Air Bods, Pillow s, Cushions, and Life Pro servers. Mechanics’ Aprons, Rubber Jewelry, ol beautiful patters, andjll kinds of Rubber Goods that may be desired, all of which 1 will sell at manufac turers lowest prices. please forward your orders lor the present to H. A. HALL, Jul lSeodtf *5 Milk Street,Bostou. ORGAN AND Melodeon MANUFAC TORY No. i r> CbrNlnnl i Portland,' Me. william i». Hastings jj ‘*” ”“P.... ■■wtrnmeots, especially UPRIGHT ORGANS, I which in style ot finish resemble the upright Pia.m |« ! too well known tOfewire un extended notice, ii, ; will keep on Land a lull assortment ot* instrument** ot the Most, Approved Styles and Patterns, - AND AT - Price* Within the Reach of All!!* and trust* that the superior excellence of tone, as well as the excellence of hi* workmanship, may, us here tofore, commend him to the public iavor and pat ronage. 8cpt ember 17. 38GG. eod&wtt Send your orders for Job Work to Daily Pro REMOVALS. REMOVAL! FAIRBANKS* STANDARD SCALES ! Patent Money Drawers l Rubber aid Ivory Handled Table Cutlery. ltOGERSi RC.IgRORS —AXD— GENERAL HARDWARE, At KING & DEXTER’S, 175 middle nnd 118 Federal 8 tree I*. j febltt (13m "removali HENRY P. WOOD, Stock & Specie Broker, Dealer in Government Securities, AT NEW OFFICE, 175 Fore, cor. of Exchange Street. 7-30’s converted into the new 3-30’s on favora ble terms. Premium paid for Gold and Silver Coin. Bank Stocks wanted. feb22dlw Oil Store Removed. THE undersigned has removed from his old stand, to No. 223, corner of Fore ami Union Streets, where lie has tor sale Sperm, Whale, and Lard Oil; Sperm, Adamantine, Paraffine, and Wax Candles, which he will sell at the lowest market price. Thank mi to his friends and the public generally for past favors, he respectfully solicits a continuance _ WM. A. HYDE. February 22,1807._ feb23 dim H E 31 O VA L ! A. E. WEBB, Merchant Tailor, Has Removed to ids New Rooms, No. 3 Free Street Block, Febl2 OverChadbourn & Kendall. dtl -- --- ■ - ..... — REMOVED. strout"! gage, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over ■.•ring’s Drug Store. S. C. STJtOtlT. B. yr. GAGE. _dec31 _ ciiwtl REMOVAL. LA»E 4ULITTLE, Jobbers of Dry Goods and Woolens, have this day removed to their new store, Nos. 142 & 144 Middle Street. Portland, Feb. 13, 1867. Cebl4d*w2w REMOVAL. Z. Jv. HARMOM, »AB CLAIM AUGIT, Has removed to his new office, at the Old Stand in Jose Block, No. 88 Exchange St., (opposite the Custom House.) Purtiaud, Feb. 11,1607. d&«3w HE M OVAL. JAMES O’DONNELL, Counsellor at Law, Notary Public & Commissioner of Deeds, Has removed to Clasp’s New Block, COR. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, Jan 15. (Over Sawyer’s Fruit Store.) dtf R EM O V A 1, I XV. H. CLIFFORD, Counsellor at Law, And Solicitor of Pnlenta, Has Removed to Oonier of Brown and Congress Streets, jal6 BROWN’S NEW BLOCK. dtf A.. & S. RSPRING HAVE removed to their termer place of business, over the Octau Insurance Ofllct. corner Exchange and Milk Street. febl4 dim OUT~~OE THE FIRE~! 15. F. SMITH & SON’S New Photograph Rooms, —AT— NO. 16 MARKET SQUARE. aug20 n dtf «. «. DOWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT August 30, 1800. n _dtt HODDEN & PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 2291-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House. a. u. holder. aep5tth h. c. peabody. Harris & Waterhouse9 JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps and Furs. Portland, Dec. 3d 186f>. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hats, Caps, and Furs, have removed to their New Store, No. 12 Exchange Street, F. R. HARRIS. Cleltf J. E. WATERHOUSE. O. o. w. NASH ~ have resumed business at the head of Long Wharf, under J. W. M ungcr’s Insurance Office, and will be pleased to see their former customers and receive their orders as usual. July 10,18CC. n dtt DOW A- LIUUEl', Insurance* Agent*, will he found at No 117 Commercial, corner ol Exchange St. Home Office of New York; National i Office of Boston, Narragansett Office ol Providenoe; Putnam Office of Hartford; Standard Office of New York, and other reliable offices, are represented by this agency. John Dow. jy25dtf F. W. Libbey. If ROW, OREENOUGH ft CO., Furs, Hats, Caps and Robes, 1G4 Middle St„ over T. Bailey Co. jn!17tf OOUiTlAN. TRUE At CO., Wholesale Dry Goods, No. 4 Galt Block, Commercial St. Jul 17—dtl JJOITceI H. j. LIBBY & CO., Manufacturers X1 and Commission Merchants. Counting Room over First National Bank, No. 23 Free at reel, second story. iyll tf | A M KRONE IflERRf I.I., Dealei~'in t\l • Watches, Jewelry, .Masonic Regalia, and Alili t.Vry Goons, No J3 Free street, Portland. .Vame store with Geyer and Caleb ivll’dtf EAbLK >11 LL*H, although burned up, the Pro prietors, Messrs. L. J. Hill & Co., are now pre pared to furnish Coffees, Spices, Cream Tartar, &c, at their now place of business, No. 100 Green St. An Order Slate may be found at Messrs. Low, P’ummer & Co’s. No 83 Commercial St, and at Mr C. M. Rice’s Paper Warehouse, No. 185 Fore Street. iUi order* j romptly attended to. Uoods at .helowest prices. Jultfitl H PACKARD, Bookseller and Stationer, mav be • tound at No. 367 Congress St., corner of Oak St._____ jullgtl RS. WEBSTER Ar CO., can be tound at the store • oi C. K. Bahb, Clapp's Block, JSto. 9, where we offer a good assortment of Clothing and Furnishing Uoods at low prices. jul 16 CIMITB & KEED. Counsellors at l.aw. Morion Block, Congress St. Same entrance as D. S. Ar my ntllees. iyl2dtf IIIHK EASTERN EXPRESS ( U are now X permanently located at No. 21 Free street, and prepared to do Express Business over all the 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 or the country. For the convenience ot our customers on Commer cial and Fore streets, an order book tor Height Calls will be kept at office 01 Canadian Express Co., No — Fore street. J. N. WINSLOW. ’ J>24 tf JA K. M. HA \ I), Attorneys and Counselling, • No. 1C. B’ree Street, uear Middle. jull3 XT AT HAN tj( »U LD, Merchant Tailor, lias removed to No. lii Market Square, over Sweetsii's Anotlie cary store. _^ DKHI,OIMi « «KHB, All.rney. «„d 4 ounM4‘llorH, at the Boody House, corner of Congress and Chestnut streets. jy26 BARBOUR at* DENNISON HAVE opened ill Chambers (over the retail N.orr of .T. * C. J. Bnrbour' a‘e j assortment of ’ Fi ancli aud German Calfskins. A large variety ofTamplco Kid and Goat Morocco. SuiK-nor tmishcd Oak Tanned, Polished and JV*,r** ■|,MTV*V’!\,?!arr Barbour Brothers famous IiishSHOL 11 TREADS, by dozen or bale. PHILA DELPHI A CITY TANNED Sole Loathe!, ligh! and heavy. Slang,iter and Spanish Sole Leather; extra quality. Women s Rubber Over-shoes, made in Fiance, quality superior to American, and euld at much lower rates. General assortment of ROOTS ami SHOES, sold by dozen or case, at tourstc!,*/, rates. Shoe Stor k exchanged tbrmanufactured work Liberal advances made on tirst quality of Hoots ami Shoes. NO. iO KXCH4Nr.R NTREET. CHARLES ,1. BARBOUR, Ieb19diiw2m WILLIAM E. DENNISON. DIVIDEND. A DIVIDEND of 10 per cent, will be pavl the , stockholders of the Tug Warrior at the office of e. a. Winslow, January 15th. - Janlodtl_J. S. WINSLOW. Agent. Something Worth KnowiBg! 209 Congress St, at Inventor's Exchange, INSUBANGli PURELY MUTUAlT THE 3f«w England Hutu si I Life Insurance Gomp’y, OF BOSTON, MASS. OROANIZED 1843. Cash Assets, January X, 1867, *4,700,000. Cash Dividends ol 1864-5, now in course ol payment, 073,000. Total Surplus Divided, 2 200,000. Losses Paid In 180(1, 314 000. Total Losses Paid, 2 367 000. Income for 1866, 1 778 000. e4r"Annual Distributions in Cash. At Local Agents should apply to KUFCS 8HALL & SON, _fe!9dtf General Agents at Biddet'ord, Me. The Best Investment! 5-20’s & 7-30’s U. S. Gflv’t Bonds ARE ROOD! BUT A POLICY WITH THE GBEAT Mutual Life Ins. Co., 04 New York, IS BETTER! Cash Assets, Feb. 1, $18,500,000 Gk^GavMrameut Bonds are Exempt from Taxation, so with Honey invested in a Life 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. Honus 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 w ill there be any loss of the money paid. Pot the poor man it 16 5K'8t savings bank; for the rich it is the salcst investment, welding more than any other. Any one having donbts may bo satisfied by calling at our olliee. 6 Do not insure until you do so. No other Company can furnish such results. The following statement of Policies, taken out at tins Agency aiul now iu iorcc, show the large in crease, or (hvUkntls, over the payments in tlicBe tew
cases. Many others, with leferences can be fur nished if desired: No of Sum Am’tof Dividend Pies. val. Policy. Insured, Prein. Pd. Additions. ofPolicv. 018 *3300 *2252,23 *2740,22 *6240,22 261,25 375,02 875,02 4146 1000 533,90 685,93 1685,93 .767 8000 3099,20 4838,87 12,838,87 7802 5000 2608,00 3217,S4 8217oi4 10325 1000 859,80 544.52 1514,52 10793 3000 1006,20 1579,53 4597,53 12410 1500 410.93 623,21 2123,04 These cases are made up to Feb. 1, 1800. An othor Dividend is now to be added. Do not foil to apply at the Agency of W. D. LITTLE & Co, No 79 Commercial St, near the Old Custom House. Non Forfeitin'*, Endowment, Ten Year, and nil oilier Forms of Policies are i# Mnc;d by thin Company. on more favor able advantages (ban by auy other. This Co. issued during the last 12 months, 13.343 Policies, being 1,000 mor • than issued by auy other Co* in this country. Cash received tor PREMIUMS $5,342,812. Receipts lor intkrkst, $1,112,000, while its losses being only $772,000, showing the receipts tor interest to be nearly $350,000 more than its losses. IWF* Be cartful not to cottfound the name qf this Co. with others similar. ieblU dtf INSURANCE NOTICE. FOYE, COFFIN & SWAN, UNDERWRITERS, —AND— General Insurance Agents, have roturned to their old stand, Ocean Insurance Co.’s Block, EXCHANGE STREET. F. C. & 8. continue to represent first class Com panies in all departments ot insurance. Losses equitably adjusted and promptly paid. feblSdtf BE HI O V A L" 7 Sparrow’s Insurance Office Is this day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the n*w and commodious rooms NO. GO EXCHANGE STKJEET, IN TUB CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where he is now prepared to place insurance, in all its forms, and for any amount, In companies second to uo others on the globe, and on the most favorable terms. ST'* Parties preferring first class insurance, are res pectfully invited to cal!. November 5,18GG. dtf L ». T womb Icy, Lionelal Insurance Broker, • would inform his many triends and tlie publ c generally that he is prepared to continue the Insur ance Business as a Broker, and can place Fire, Life and Marino Insurance to any extent in the best Com p nies in the United States. All business entrusted to my c.ire slial be faith fudy attended to. Ortice at C. M. Rice’s Paper Store, No. 183 Fore St, where orders can be left. julietf Notice. THE undersigned having leased the well known Carriage Manutactory formerly occupied by R. M. Webb, at Webb’s Mills, take this method to an nounce 10 the public that they will continue the busi ness of manutaciuring 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 the above a Har ness Shop, where the best of stock and workmanship is the guarantee we otter to o :r customers that our Harnesses shall he all they wish for, in that line. We would also state that with the best stock in the coun try, and the best workmen anywhere to be found, we feel conti lent we can make Carriages as good as the best, and in style we intend tone 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, DYLU & ROBINS. febl3d&wlm8 Choice Southern and Western FLOUR AAJ> CORA! for sale by O’BRION, PIERCE & CO., Wholrsnle Denltn, IS'l Commercial Ml., decSldly PORTLAND, Me. Gregg’s Improved. EXCELSIOR BRICK PRESS. THIS powerful and beautiful Labor-saving Ma chine will mould 35.000 bricks per day. It re ceives the clay In Us natural state, renders it in work ing, and makes the finest PRESSED BRICK, as well as the lower grades : all of equal size, and of a quali ty unsurpassed in beauty and durability. It will al so make superior FIRE BRICK. The value of the machine may be ascertained from the large profits made by those how running. For Rights and Machines, address, Excelsior Brick JPccnn Co*, ja29dlm Ottice 221 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa Lea Ac Perrins’ CELEBRATED Worcestershire Sauce I BBONOUKCED BY Caaaoiaaeara To be Twjin.i. Good Sance!” An<l applicable to EVERY V JR JETS OF d ■ s n. llViMtii*' EXTRACT of a letter from a Medical Gentleman at Madras, to Ills Brother at Worcester, May, 1851. “Tell Lea & Per rins that their Sauce is highly esteemed in ludia, and is in my opinion the most pal atable ns well as the most wholesome Sauce that is made.” The success oi this most delicious and unrivaled condiment having caused many unprincipled dealers to apply tho name to Spurious Compounds, the pub lic is respectfully and earnestly requested to see that the names ot LBa & Perrtns are upon the Wrap per, Label, Stopper and Bottle. Manufactured by IjEA A PERBIIVSj Worcester. John Duncan*s Sons, NEW YORK, Agents forth. United Statu*. oclTdly_ O Y s TEH N ! WILLIAM H. DABTOW, AT hi, 231 233ronercssStreet, near Now City Building, is Constantly receiving fresh arrivals ofNew York and Virginia Ovsture, wldch ho is prepared to sell by the gallon, quart or bushel, or 1 served up in any style. January 6,1887. dtf Winslow’s Machine Works ARE now located on Cross Street rear ofonr form er Shop on Union Street, and we are prepared to do # Mach ine Work, Forging, Steam, Water and (las Piping-, On the most favorable terms, and at the shortest no tice. Steam heating by high or low pressure, we make one of our specialties. Our long experience in this line ( baying first class workmen, )enables us to give good satisfaction to our customeis, Puuip.i with plain or ttalvauized Iron pipe furnished and pat up in the beat naan We have the Agency of some ot the best manufac tures ot machinery in the country. Purchasers will do well to call and examine price and list and cata logues. O. lVINNLOU' A *ON, Proprietor*. Feb 10 dStaw.c w2m North Yarmouth Academy, - AT -- YARMOUTH^ MAUVE. rpHE Spring Term of ten weeks, will commence A Feb. 25th, wider the same board of instruction as heretofore. For particulars address E. S. Hoyt. A.M., Princi pal, or JAMES BATES, Secy Yarmouth’ Feb 8, 1867. telid*w2w DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. Monday Morning, February 25, 1867. ItcMiinpiiou of Specie Pay mem.. We expressed a week ago some curiosity to know what arguments would lie urged against Mr. Lyndi’s scheme for the resumption of specie payments. The Journal of Commerce has re lieved our curiosity. Mr. Lynch’s bill propos es, it will be remembered, after the 1st of July next, to destroy all the United States notes now outstanding as fait as they are received at tue Treasury, and to replace them by a new issue payable in coin one year from date. It also authorizes hut doas not direct the Secre tary of the Treasury to issue similar notes in payment of so much of the public debt, paya ble in lawful money, as may mature before the 1st of December, 1807. The Journal of Com merce first mistakes this latter date, reading without its spectacles 1808 for 1807; then says the act would provide for an issue of “towards a thousand million dollars” of the new curren cy ; and then inquires where the coin is to come from to redeem this promise twelve months from date. As the Journal of Commerce, like the New York Tribune, has been In the habit ofsaying that it is in the power of the Secretary ot the Treasury to resume specie payments at any time, this argument comes with a singularly ill grace from that quarter. If the Secretary can make his payments in coin now, why can he not pay cash on and alter the 1st July, 1868 V This is a sufficient answer for the Journal of Commerce, but the case will bear a much closer examination. The estimated receipts in currency for the next fiscal year are set down in the Secretary’s la9t report at 291 millions. As the proportion of United States notes to the whole paper circulation is about one half, this would give tor the receipts in greenbacks less than 150 millions. At this rate it would take more than two years to re place the whole mass of irredeemable notes, and it would accordingly be more than three years before the Treasury could be called upon to redeem the whole of the new issue. The portion oi the public debt maturing before the 1st December, 1807 (not 1868), is 100 millions of compound interest notes. If the Secretary should see fit to redeem these notes in the new issue, he would promise to pay within the year 1868 about 175 millions in gold. The dill'erence between 175 and 1000 millions is the exact measure of the blunder which the Journal of Commerce has made. In commenting upon Mr. Lyncli's second bill, designed to prevent undue expansions and contractions of the currency, the Journal of Commerce does still worse. The substance of Mr. Lynch’s scheme is the creation of a loan of 300 millions, payable in coin at the expiration of twenty years or in lawful money on demand, with interest at & per cent, in coin. The object of the bill is obviously to impart to th; currency a flexibility which it does not now possess, by furnishing a temporary invest ment at a low rate of interest to absorb the surplus currency without putting it wholly out of the reach of investors. The bonds arc to be issued to any person paying their par value in lawful money. “This plan,” says the Journal of Commerce, “is easily understood, and if the term lawful money thus to be in vested includes national bank note currency, would be a good way of placing the latter at interest, with good security, whenever it be came troublesome 1” Wonders will never cease! We should have supposed that anybody who would be al lowed to write financial articles for the Jour nal of Commerce, would hare htrawn tUfct national bank notes arc not lawful money; that the banks are required to redeem their notes in United States notes which with the compound-interest notes and no others haye been made legal tender by the statute; and that legal tender and lawtu! money are con vertible terms. Of course this would be a good way to put greenbacks at interest, when ever they are not needed for the purposes of trade. That is precisely wbat the bill intends to do—to relieve the business of the country of the pressure of an excessive volume ef cur rency, whenever It is found to be really ex cessive. In short, the argument of the Journal of Commerce against the one bill is founded on the mistake of a date, and against the other on ignorance of the meaning of the words “lawful money.” To these prime blunders must be added a general misconception of the purposes and provisions of the bills. Such criticism is not instructive. If there are no better arguments than these to be urged against the bills, they ought to pass. If a bet ter or briefer method of reaching specie pay ments can be devised, we shall be glad to see it. If not, we hope the Fortieth Congress will adopt this at an early date. Kccanatruction. We continue our extracts from the recent debates in Congress on the government and reorganization of the Southern States. The short speeches of Messrs. Stokes and Amell, of Tennessee, which we give below, exhibit the grounds of objection on the part of Southern Union men, to the military bill as amended by the Senate. Eyen with the provisos added by the House, we believe this hastily con cocted and rashly adopted measure gives full satisfaction to nobody. If the President should veto it, we predict that it will be lost. It he jxwkets it, nobody will be sorry and we hope nobody will complain. If he signs it, the prevailing dissatisfaction will become gen eral and chronic: MR. STOKES’S SPEECH. I regard this, sir, as one of the most impor tant measures that has ever been submitted to the House of Representatives. I have been looking ou here now lor nearly two years, watching and listening to the discussions and action upon the various propositions submit ted for the reconstruction of the rebel State governments. It has, 1 thought, been under stood all the time that when these States were reconstructed it should be done upon a loyal basis. But what do I find ? I find in this bill "'hich has come from the Senate univer sal amnesty and universal suffrage. Sir, is this to be the basis of reconstruc tion ? Some gentlemen say to me this bill does not enfranchise the reoels. I can nei ther read nor understand the English lan guage if it does not enfranchise every rebel in the Southern States, and for one I will nev er Cast my vote to place the government of these States in .be hands of rebels so that they may exercise power over true loyal men. Pass this hill an 1 where are your loyal men ? White and black, they go under. Yes, sir, 1 repeat they go under. Non-concur in the amendment of the Sen ate I Some gentlemen say it will eudanger the bill and we will get nothing. I would rather have nothing if these governments are reconstructed in a way that will place the rebels over Union men. I prefer the deteat of the hill rather than to have it pass in this shape. Pass the military bill as I voted tor it the other day, and as it was submitted by my friend from Pennsylvania, [Mr Stevens.] That is the first thing to be done in the way of reconstruction. It is to place those States under the iron rule of the military. Sdhd of ficers and men there who will do justice and protect the loyal men, white and black.— When that is done the Louisiana bill or some thing like that can be brought (award, and then reconstruction will take place upon a solid loyal foundation. Then, I say, place these governments under military rule. Pro tect the loyal men until they can organize a government of undoubted loyalty. Where do you find the word ‘‘loyal” in this amendment as it comes from the Senate ? It admits rebels to the ballot. Do that, and where is the Union element in the South .'— Where are they in my State? We have dis franchised the rebels there, and now this en franchises them. Pass this bill as it came from the Senate audyou bring down ruin and destruction upon loyal Tennessee. After we have disfranchised rebels in Tennessee, you come in now and enfranchise the rebels iu ten unreeonstrueied States. You iuflict a lasting injury upon us. This Congress told us to en franchise none hut loyal men. That was what this Congress told us last summer.— They said, ‘‘We cannot recognize your State governments without that is done, for other wise we have no guarantee the governments will he kept in the hands of loyal men.” Now, the proposition Is brought forward to put these governments in the hands of disloyal men — Let me sav rather than pass this Dill, recog nize, in the name of God, their present State governments. Do not, I implore you, legislate in that way. I appeal to gentlemen of this Congress. Are you determined that loyal men shall control those States, or are you iu favor of Kiviwr tho power into the hands of disloy al S 11 you are in lavor of loyal men. then X ask' to legislate like men, and not to pass a law h ambiguous words and phrases that no one can understand. Air. Sjieaker, I do not wish to deprive my own race from voting, but X do projiose to vest the organization of the government in the hand, of true loyal men, though as the late In mented President Lincoln said, there be only five thousand in the State. 1 propose that they shall contro1 the State governments, whether they lie white or black. Place the government in the hands of the loyal men alone, let them organize it, and when they have done so, if they choose to admit the other class to vote, it is then their privilege to enfranchise them, and we are not resj>onsib]e Air. Speaker, pass this bill and it is the tinal stroke, the death-blow to the Union men end men ol color in the South. They will have no protection, their ri hts will not be recog “ , . °JP® Pu*on party of this House will not millet this punishment upon their triends in the South. Give them a cnauce to protect themselves, and leave them to say when the disloyal people shall he allowed to participate in their State governments. The amendment ot the Senate will read very well if you strike out the word “people" and insert, “loyal men," having it read that -all shall be entitled to vote except those who were engaged in the rebellion.” I entreat gentlemen to make the language plain; to say what they mean by loyalty, and what con stitutes disloyalty. AXake it plain and use no ambiguous words. [Here the hammer fell.) MB. AKSEEL’s SPEECH. Mr. Speaker, at this hour, midnight, the remarks I make shall have the merit ot brevi ty. For speech-making generally I have but poor respect. I belong to that class of men who believe what a man does is intin itely more valuable than what he says. Yet I can not sit by quietly without expressing my pro test, ay, my horror of the principle incorporat ed in the firth section of the bill before the House, that makes rebel electors the basis of reconstruction. I do uot believe that the country is ready to abandon the doctrine that loyal men must control. That such a pro[»o sition should be mode even, in the American Congress, strikes me with apprehension. Is this the fruit of our long struggle? Can the heart and the brain and the patriotism of the Thirty-Ninth Congress frame nothing better than this? Why, pass this bill as it comes trom the Senate, and you hand over the South to hopeless and irretrievable rebel rule and ruin. It is the “iron chamber” in the Inqui sition, aud seemingly fair aud heautilul aud inviting; yet in the end, with closing and nar rowing walls, will crush its poor victims to remorseless and unavailing death. Say the best of it, it is a delusion and a cruel snare. What does this section propose to do ? To set aside the rebel governments 01 Andrew Johnson and to build up other rebel govern meats in their stead that will over shadow the first as the mountain overshadows the dark rock at its base. I think we have hail enough of rebel rule acted in terrible tragedy. But the answer to all this is, Congress will have control oi them. Do you distrust tne Fortieth Congress? What ought to be distrusted ana indignantly reject ed is rebel rule. If the Thirty-Ninth Con gress, with the cries of murder and suffering home to it upon every breeze trom the South, is disposed to shuffle off its duty, what right have we to expect aid trom any luture Con gress? What is really the object ot recon struction? To establish loyal governments at the the South. How? This Senate bill pin poses to do it by giving the matter entirely into the hands ol the rebels. Some one says, “Except such as may he disfranchised by re bellion.” Ah! Who is to disfranchise them ? Theiuse.ves. Now, considering their native modesty aud backwardness in such matters, when is this likely to occur? The fifth sec tion to this bill gives the entire power and the leade'Ship to the rebels. And whoever gets the leadership at the South will prevail. The colored man is the last re-enforcement of the Kepublic; yet this bdl proposes to give his aid to—whom? To the national cause, to progress, to civilization, to liberty, to human rights? Oh, do! but to the enemy, to treason! Are we encompassed with some hideous nightmare that men talk so wildly ? Gentlemen tell us that we must not disfran clilse the masses of the South, or the •’intelli gence and honor” ol the South. Was it not this “intelligence anil honor” that opened your three hundred thousand Union graves, whose occupants to-day are not sate Iron, sneers lu tircii very couins. AuU have tiiese martyrs not died in vain if our reconstruction is rebel reconstruction? Under the hiask and claim ot fairness 1 see stalk to the front the armed traitor. And, Mr. Speaker, when the "respectability of numbers” outweighs the demauds of world-wide j ustiee, I tremble tor the saiety ol my country. Wifi this nation, oven by indirection, set the precedent that “tirst-class" criminals cannot be punished?— False, hollow paganism pointed its votaries to a higher idea ol justice than to is. Apollo was banished Ifom the court of heaven lor crime, and made to keep the Decks of Adme tns. Mr. Speaker, what I rose to say particular ly was that iu my opinion there is no cure tor the evils that alllict the country, hut to render hopeless the rebel element at the South. Congress exhibits an unaccountable Indecision iu this matter. Let it uo longer hesitate, but do its duty. One other thing I wanted to say. In every one of tuc non-reconstructed States there Is a Union sentiment that only needs your sup port to assert itself; u poor, downtrodden, os tracised, maligned, and persecuted class; yet men who hoped on and prayed mi, aud to-day hope and piay on, when seemingly every friend but God has left them. 1 appeal to you on their behalf A word more aud I close. I pray this house not to strike down at one fell blow the organizations ot Tennessee. Mis souri, and West Virginia. The North pledges itself to stand by the Unionists of tiiese States. We ask their representatives to fulfil this pledge. Time has shown the wisdom of the action of the loyalty ol 'hese States. In Ten nessee we have planted ourselves upon the broad platform of the “rights of man.” All this has been effected by loyal suffrage. A new civilization is beginning at the South.— Do not turn it backward. We are getting further and further away trom old beliefs aud prejudices, and are approaching nearer lo new and better ones. In Tennessee we ate skirmishing, bringing on the battle, and re member it is the nation's battle, aud the vic tory when wou, will be the nation's victory.— Dally, truckle, falter in the great work, and we are gone. We must light at close quarters. I hope that the Senate bill in its present form will not be agreed to. Womea in Otter. A Washington correspondent of thu Spring field Republican who sigus‘‘Red Riding Hood” to her letter, furnishes the Ibiiowiug interest ing account ol the experiment of employing women in the public offices of the govern ment: The Treasury employs seven hundred women, a large portion of whom are under the jurisdiction of the much discussed Mr. !S. M. Clarke, who has received every shade of praise or blame, from that bestowed on a per secuted saint, to the denunciations against a malignant demon, and maintains his position solely through some mysterious influence ex eicised over his superiors in office. The mon ey is manufactured cinder his supervision, and those employed to work the machinery and count and arrange the money, are under his control alone, fits laws are very stringent.— It seems that he prints the notes ivy contract, and pays his employes from his own funds.— They receive so much per day, and deduction is made tor auy want of puuctuality. They are exjiected to I* iu their places at fifteen minutes beforeninea. w., and work uutil lour p. m. If compelled to be absent, an excuse must arrive belore ten a. in.; otherwise tbo offender is liable to dismissal. These regula tions do not apply to women clerics in other parts ol the Treasury. These receive their pay by the month, and no deductiou is made for ab sence, ou leave, or on account of sickness.— Nearly every bureau has its <|UOta of women, whose duty it usually is to record letters, and do similar work, though in one office they calculate the interest on the coujions. in the internal revenue, all the iette.s received are sent into the women’s rooms, and by them folded, ruled on the backs, and indorsed. They also copy all letters sent out of the office, and keep a register of the same. In which is record ed the names and addresses of all those to whom letters were sent on a certain day, and a condensation of these letters. uy lai tne largest number or the women are employed about the money. Theie are upwards of a hundred connected with the treasurer’s office. Fart of these count the notes and arrange them in packages to lie sent out ot the treasury. Great accuracy is required. The notes ate in bundles, each containing one hundred, and if a mistake is made, th. counter must make it good out of her salary, t here are straps of paper, on winch is printed the denomination of the note, around each huudle, and if a clerk puts one marked for ten-cent notes around a bun dle ol lives, she is the loser. In the otliee ot the comptroller of the currency the notes are arranged for the national banks. The huge packages of notes are looked over many times. First, to sec if the bank number is correct, then to examine the letter, and after wards the name of the bank. This done, the coat ot amis on the back |of every note is inspected. Then they are sent to Mr. Clark s printing bureau to receive the treasury num ber aud sea), when they become, tor tne 111st time, legal money. Then they are returned to the ladles of the comptrollers office, who reverse their order that the number may run correctly, and count them. The system ot redeeming the soiled and mutilated currency it one ot great interest — This old money is sent first to the redemption division of the treasurer's office, where it is coiuited by the women, who report any coun terfeits they may hnd, and the amount coii wmed in the package. A mistake in tin, has the same penalty as in the new money. Those who hate to touch these notes, while in circu S .evpn with gloves, and are disgusted mint otlor' can tcadiiy imagine wliat I,’ t,le atmosphere of a room in which LiiiilJ ,! l:l,lu‘ted by millions. There is eer eountiivr disagreeable duty. After the prcvont thi'irT are. Plln|,bed in the notes to cut In ha nlrr^'“« again, and they are are out up ,n packast 'wh"' ,Thcse haJyeS lngbOOt) notes ..,7^“ Lath Package contatn tion divisions of the ,u> U,p "''•■demjr reported^atoo 7 bundles are toumlto contalnone* noteover'or less than a hundred. tile aocouuts u. tae heads of each of these oureaus must agree exactly with each oilier and with those of the treasurer. .Should the naif of a three-oent note he missing, a thor ough search is made, so necessary is accuracy. Alter the final counting, the notes are macer ated and reconverted into paper. The interest-hearing notes go through a longer process. After being cut into upper anil lower halves they are sent in lots to the offices last named, and these arranged by the women according to the letter. Then the numbers are made to run as consecutively as possible, no attention having been paid to this when redeeming them, and the notes are counted oil into hundreds. This done, the numbers are registere i on sheets of paper, and the results irom both offices compared, to T.nii Jey ,c?rresP°“«> exactly. This work is called checkin’. I„ Iroth bureaus there are books containing the numbers of all the notes ot each letter and denomination, with the date ot issue. That of redemption is to be tound on the registered sheets. This date shows at what time the notes thereiu repre sented by their numbers were destroyed, and and it is transferred to the books, opposite the same numbers. Repartee.—Mr. Scofield ot Pennsylvania, is the gentleman who administered the coup de-graco to the Fortification bill a week or two since. The other day, speaking of some objec tionable appropriations in the Indian hill, Mr Scofield said “Mr. Speaker, it is very hard to kill a worthless appropriation. It is very easy to destroy an honest one. A really meritorious claim can almost always be defeated, but a bad one never can it seems. It comes back hero every year and always has its advocates." Mr. Lynch, thinking a good practical illustration would not come amiss, immediately came to Mr. Scofield's assistance, saying, “The gentle man trout Pennsylvania has remarked how easy it is to kill a good measure. I presume ho remembers a striking illustration of that fact in the Fortification bill, that was killed the other day on his motion.” V.tKIKTIEM, —Hon. John A. Macdonald, Attorney Gen eral of Canada, is to be married early in March, in Loudon, to Miss Bernard, sister of Mr. Ber nard chief clerk in the Attorney Gi neral’s of fice at Ottawa. —The coal fields recently discovered in Chindwarra, India, extend over a surface of upward offiity miles, varying in thickness of good coal from three to thirteen feet. There can be little doubt that these coal fields are the most important discoveries that have been made iu India lor years. The official report gives a very high opinion of the coal as a fuel, its freedom from ifou pyrites and the great facility iu working it. —Owing to high winds in the Adriatic Venice has been Inundated to an extent which has never been equalled within the memory of any of the inhabitants. The piazza of San Mark was so Hooded that boats and gondolas passed over it, and the whole of the space had the appearance af a vast lake. —M. Leverrier predicts another meteorio shower on or about the 10th of August next. —The Illinois River has not been so high for thirty years us now. —The last report about Mr Lee of Opera Bouio a-e.1 ietj is, *tisc he is cousin to Mr. Crosby or his wile. An exchange thinks it will be well it this is ail the cozening there ia about the matter. —Afew days since a daughter of Mr. Alexan derson, of the Township ot Elgin, C. E., heard the family dog barking furiously in the night. Bhe went out and followed him a quarter of a mile, when she was startled to see her father lying in the suow on his back. He died five minutes afterwards. bleeping iu church is n serious crime in Rhode Island. Last Sunday afternoon a poof Irishman went into one of the churches in Providence, was shown into a seat, took a quiet nap during the services and was peace ably retiring at their close, when he was ar rested, t ried and sent to jail for ten days. A good deal ot tronble has arisen from this reck less invasion of the right to sleep in church which so many claim. The Bulletin, referring to the affair, says the judicial procedure “touch es not only the pews, but threatens the pulpit also. If a laboring man is to be sent to jail for sleeping during a sermon, how much more should a preacher suffer for a failure to keep liis hearers awake? It is evident that this kind of justice, distributed evenhandedly through out our congregations, would mako m’sehief, and it had better be tempered with mercy so abounding as to reach back to the first offen der.” —Emma Hardingc, long known as a medi um and lectuvcr on spiritualism, is preparing a “History of Spiritualism in America.” —A Paris correspondent enlivens his letter with the following anecdote—“I heard an amusing anecdote the other day, illustrative of French incompetency to master any foreign language. A young married lady, wodded to a German or a Duehman, was making some purchases in the Chausaee d’ Autin. At length she desired the things purchased might bo seut to her address. ‘And your name, ma’am?’ Really, sir, I am not acquainted with my name; I was the Princess TremouiUe, and I have married the Baron—Tenter—Ten ter—if you will call my servant, who is at the door, I think he knows.’ ” —Laura Keens, who Is playing in Mobile, lately received the lollowing auonymous note: — Mobile, Feb. 8th, 1867. “Laura Keene I “Yon are requested to Live oure city, if youdont you will get hurt. “Oblige the inhabitants of Mobile. “You are nothing less but a Yankees." —There is only one solid bridge across the river Rhine, and that is not completed. A Munich letter says: “The Germans are much more enterp rising iu constructing qcaveis, crotchets, easels, constitutions, musical books, botanies, oratorios, &c., than in certain other works which are quite as necessary. —Tarnsey Jordon, freedwoman, offers a re ward of twenty-five dollars to any body who will assist her in getting back her son, Bry ant Jordon, a colored boy, who went off' with the Filteeuth Army Corps when they came through Ceorgia. He is about sixteen years old; is of a ginger-cake color; carries his head thrown back when lie walks, and has Rome deficiency in the movement of his eyes. Tam scy may bo addressed at Davisborongh, Qa Coutrul Railroad, and she requests all humane papers to copy her advertisement. —“Yon want to know what Phil. Sheridan is liko',”’ said President Lincoln once to Uncle Gideon Welles, who was asking in his dreamy way what manner of man was the young Western labreur, whose name was just then beginning to attract attention. “He is a brown little fellow, with a long body, short legs, not enough n eck to hang him, and such long arms that ho can scratch his ankles if they itch without stopping." No better des cription could be given in such brief lan guage. —We see it stated that Algernon Charles Swinburne is writing another poem of “great length and power." —A Boston paper tells n story of an Irish teamster, who, seeing a lady unable to cross a street during one of the days of the slush, rein ed his horse so as to bring his sled directly across the street-in Boston the streets are not all wide—whereupon the lady accepted his ex tended hand and crossed without difficulty on the sled. It is not stated that the Irishman has any intention of competing for Mr. Jerome’s prize medal, but it would be an excellent plan if be could be sent to all the colleges oftho coun try in rotation, and finally to Congress, which iu dignity is surpassed by the Indian, and in native cuurtsey by the Irishman. —The French papers give accounts of bread riots in Turin. The troops were called out to suppress them. —A huge silver brick, pure me!al, was ex hibited on 'change in Chicago last week. It was half a yard long and a loot wide. _The following is Oeneral Sheridan's spee< h at his reception by the Ohio legislature: “Gentlemen—1 feel very highly honored 1 y this flattering rcceptiou from the represent Lvea of Ohio, my native State,"