. — - .. .. -- , - ■ - v- X ■' r _L ? || Established June 23, 1862. Tol. 6. PORTLAND, THURSDA Y THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS Is every duv, (Sunday excepted,) at No. 1 Printers Em Range, Commercial Street. Portland. N. A. FOSTER, Proprietor. Terms:—Eight Dollars a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the a Tine place every Thursday morning at $1.00 a year, invariably in advance. Rates of A overusing.—One inch oi space,In length ol column, constitutes a "square." $1.50 per square daily first week : 75 cents per W ek alter; three Insertions, or less, $1.00; continn 1.1 every other day alter first week, 50 cents. Hall square, three insertions or less, 70 cents - one w ek, $1.00; 50 cents per week alter. Under head of "Amusements," $2.00 ner square pa week; three insertions or less, $1.50. SPECIAL NoticEH,$ 1.26 per square lor the tir.t in sertiou, and 25 cents per square for each subsequent n .ertion. Advertisements inserted in tbe “Maine State raESS (which has a large circulation in every per* $k “fate) for $1.00 per square for lirhtinacr I ion* A <150 cents per square for each gubsequeut inser ton. BUSINESS CARDS. C. J. SCHUMACHER, FRESCO PAINTER. Oflce at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. Q. Schlotter » beck & Co., 303 CengreM St, Portland, We, jaL2dtf One door above Brown. S. M.BKE WEB, (Successors to J. Smith & Co.) nanutacurer of Leather Belting. Also tor Bale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, RIVETS and BUBS, septBdtt n 31 i Cougreso Street. W. P. FREEMAN & CO., Upholsterers and Manutacturers ot FURNITURE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADB Spring-Beds, Mattresses, Pew Cushions, 1 1 lupp'a Eluch-fuul C'lM Htuul Street, Portland. t Kti:maN, D. W. Deane. C. L. OuctBY. tl n A.*N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and deal, is lu Stoves, Ranges & Furnaces, Can be found in their NIW BVII.DINU UN LIMB ST., (Opposite the Market.) Whero they will he pleased to see all their former ouatomera and receive orders as usual. augl7dtl ti CHASE, CRAM k STURTEVANT, GENERAL Oommission Merchants, Wldgory'e Wlturi, PORTLAND, Me. octlthltl HOWARD A CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M :NE. Office No. 30 Exchange Street, _Jo«eph Howard, Jyfltt u Nathan Cleaves. M. PEARSON, Crold and Silver Plater —AND Manulacturer ol Silver Ware, Temple Street, first door from Congress Street PORTLAND, ME. May 19—dly n DKS. PEIRCE & FERN AC D, DENTISTS, NO. ltl MIDDLE STREET. C. N. Peirce. 8. C. Febnald. February 21. dtf Deering, Milliken & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, aug31 dtf_Portland, Maim. JOSEPH STOUT Peirhyn Marble €•. Manufacturers and Dealers In Enameled Slate Chimney Pieces, Brackets, Pier Slabs, Grates mid Chimney Tops. Importer and dealer In Eng lish Floor Tiles, German and French Flower Put«, Hanging Vases, Parian. Bisque, and Bronze Statuette and Busts. Glass Shades and VValnut Stands, Bohe mian and Lava Vases and other wares. 112 TBEMUMX STREET Studio Building aug22—Cm n BOSTON, Maas. SHEPLEY & STROUT~ COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OFFICE, Post Oliice Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex change street. G. F. SlIEPLEY. JyOtl A. A. 8TROUT. It. IF. ROBINSON, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, ‘44 0 Congress Street. Jan 4—dtf PEBCIVAL BONNET, Counsellor aud Attorney at Law, Morton Block, Congress Street, Two D.or. above Preble House, PORTLAND, ME. uot19 tf DAVIS, ME8EEVE, HASKELL A 00., Importers and Jobbers of Dry Goods and Woolens, Arcade 18 Free Street,! F. DAV18, PORTLAND, MB L. (.HiPMlS._ I10VS’f>5dtf W. F. PHILLIPS <t CO., Wholesale Drngghti, , No. 148 Fore Street. (Kt 17-dtl JOHN IF, DANA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St. Dec 6—dtf MOSS & FEE AY, PLASTERERS, PLAIN AND OBNAMXNTAL STUCCO AND MASTIC WORKERS, Oak Street, between, Congress and Free Sts., POBTLAND, ME. Coloring, Whitening and White-Washing prompt ,y attended to. Orders from out ot town solicited. Maj' 22—dtl JOHN E. DOW, Jr., Attorney and Counsellor at Law, JAUNCEY COURT, Wall Street, - - - - - New York City. ^^Commissioner for Maine and Massachusetts. Jan. 29 dtf \VM. W. WHIPPLE, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE, PORTLAND. HE. _*Ug2____ tf SMITH & CLABK, Wholesale Dealers in TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, 160 FOIiE STREET, PORTLAND, Me. JauU <1U W. W. THOMAS. Jr., Attorney and Counseller at Law, [Chadwick House,] 9 Congress Hi reef. «eU>-dly A. G. SCHLOTl'EUBECK A CO, Apothecaries & Chemists, 808 Congress St, one door above Brown, PORTLAND. ME. Compounding Physicians Prescriptions Is one ol our Specialities. Using Preparations of our own uianuufaoture, we are able to vouch lor their putity. W’e also keep on hand a tull supply of LUBIN’S EXTRACTS, POWDER and SOAP, FANCY GO< )1>S, Toilet Articles, Reed’s Liquid Dye Colors, Wil on’s Herbs, Marsh’s Celebrated Trusses and Supporters, Patent Mediciues, Hair Restorers, Ci gars Tobacco, _ Artlsk’ Material*, Acc., Arc. Jan 12—d2ru « J. F. HODS DOM, 6 Hoop Skirt Manufacturer, DEALER IN English, french am! American Donets, Taney Goods AND LACES, HoSIEKY, GLOVES, And alt kind, of TRIMMINGS and Drc,e Buttons. fcT"Hand-Knit German Worsted Garments mude to ordar. cyHoopSklrti made to order_/I I No. « Cl«pv>s Block, CONGRESS STREET, rORXLAND, MR, dtt BnSNESS CARDS. THOMAS M. GIVEEN, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Exchange Sired, cor. oj Federal, (CLAPP’* BLOCK.) feb25 ___'12w* ; COLLINS, BLISS <& CO., PRODUCE Commission Merchants. Agenta for the Nonpareil French Gnano. ! advances made on consignments. ‘J33 State Street, and 130 Central Street, j Feb. 25. BOSTON. 3m Charles P. Mattocks, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, BOOBY nOI'RE, COR. CONGRESS AND CHESTNUT STREETS, lt-MHtt _ Portland. WALTER COREY & CO, Manufacturers and Dealers in FURNITURE S Looking Glasses, Mattresses, Spring Beds, rfc. Clapp’. Block, Kennebec Street, (Opposite Foot qf Chestnut,) Febaiitf_PORTLAND. GEO. S. NUTTING, Counsellor at Law, —AND— Solicitor of Patents, No. 113 Federal Street, JeblSdlm POBTLAM), Me. WIUUIAM A. PEARCE, PLUMBER! MAKER OF Force Pumps and Water Closets, Warm, (laid nud Shower Bulba, Waali Bawls, Brass and silver Plated Cocks. Every description of Water Fixture for Dwelling Houses, Hotels and Public Buildings, Ships, etc., ar ranged and sot up in t lie best manner, and ail orders in town or country foichfully executed. Constantly on hand Lead Pipes and Sheet Lead and Beer Pumps of all kinds. Also, Tiu Hoofing, Tin Conductors and work in that line done in the best manner. trif‘All kinds of Jobbing promptly at ended to. WO. 180 VOBE ST., Portland, Me. J«»15__ dibit IF. H. WOOD Jt SOX, BROKERS, Xo. 178 — — Fore Street. "* >7 II J. B. HUDSON, JK~, A R T I N T . Studio No 301 1-2 Congress Street. jap-Lessons given in Painting and Drawing. February 1—atf WRIGHT c€* CLARK, FRESCO PAINTERS, In Oil ami Distemper Colors. Also House and Sign Painters, Morton Block, two doors above Preble House, Portland, Me. « W**'Vfe are prepared to design and execute every description of Wall and Ceiling Decorations, for Churches. Public Buildings,Private Residences,Halls, &c. Gilding aud Embossing on Glass. Everv de scription of Wood finished in Wax and Oil Filling and in Varnish or French Polish. jal9cl3ui J. & C. .T:BARBOUR, DEALERS IN Hoyt's Premium Patent Eivetted Oak and Hemlock Leather Belting, Lace Leather and Hemp Packing. Rubber Belting, naae, Steam Packing, Clothing, <hc.,&c. No 8 Exchange Bt.eet, FelilBudom FOKXLAND, ME. Kimball & Prince, Dentists. Mo. 11 Oiapp’s Block, Congress Street, Opposite Old City Hall, PORTLAND, MAINE. 0. Kimball, D. D. S. oi.T0co.ltl Fred A. Prince //. 3/. PA YSON, STOCK BROKER. No. 30 Exchange Street, PORTLAND ME no21dt 1EWIS PIERCE, Attorney,and Conuvellor J at l£w, No. 8 Clapps Block. jul21 BlIILDim TO BUILDERS. PERSONS wishing lor Spruce Dimension Frames tor early Spring businoss, w}ll do well to leave their orders at once with STEVEN* A MERRILL, at their Lumber Wharf, Commercial Street, near loot of Maple Street, where can always be found a large Stock ot Pine, Spruce, Walnut, Chest nut and Butternut Lumber, Clapboards, Shingles, Laths, &c., &c. Also—Doors, Blinds, Window Frames and Window Sashes, glazed and unglazed, at lowest prices. JJT Remember—STEVENS & MERRILL, tebll d2w A BCHITECTUKE a ENGINEERING}. A Messrs. AN DERSON. BONN ELL * CO., have made arrangements with Mr. STEAD, an Architect of established reputation, and w ill in futuie carry on Architecture with their business as Engineers. 1’ar ties inteuding to build are iuvited lo call at theft office, No, 300 Congress street, and examine eleva tions and plans oi churches, banks, stores, blocks oi buildings, 4rc. j 12 WM. H. WALKER\ 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Maple Street. General Agent lor the State lor U . W. JOHNS* Improved Roofing, For buildings ot all kinds. CAR and STEAM BOAT DECKING. ROOFING CEMENT, for coal ing and repairing all kinds oi roofs. PRESERVA TIVE PAINT for iron and woodwork, Metal Roots, Ac. COMPOUND CEMENT, for repairing leaky shingled roots. BLACK VARNISH, lor Ornamen tal Iron work &.c. Full descriptions, c lcular, prices, Arc. lUmishcd by mail or on application at the office, where samples and testimonials cau be seen. sepl2dtf 1——^i————————i COOPER & MORSE, TAKE pleasure in informing their old patrons and friends that they have resumed business at their ' OLD STAND, lorner of Market and Milk streets, ! where they will keep constantly ou hand the best as sortment of Meats, Poultry, Game, &c., That the market atiords, and it will be their earnest j audeavor to serve their customers with promptness and fidelity. decl.dtt S. WINSLOW & CO.’S ISTEW GROCERY 1 HA> ING moved into our new store, next door be low our old stand, and fitted It lor a I'lUHT CLAW GROCERY, we bog leave to return our thanks to our numerous tiatrons for past favors, and Inform them and the pub ic generally, that*wliile endeavoring to maintain our reputation for selling tlic best of BEEF, and all kinds of MEATS and VEGETABLES, wo liave added to our stock a cboico variety of pure groceries, and hope by selling the best of goods At the Lowest fails Prices! to merit a talr share of patronage. The same atten tion us heretofore iiaid to orders lor Meats and Vege tables for dinners. Cart will call for orders every morning if desired. S. WINSLOW & CO. No. 28 Spring Street Market. 8. WINSLOW. C. E. PAGE. January 11. d6m HA\SON ~lviN8LOW’S Steam Mills, Iron Foundry, -A>n moitsrh Munufactory, Pub'i° 'bat wo arc prepar c^Gugm ° W W'ilKl,ta' Shoe* and mlmi' Jggrs-0Vvo are prepared to lurnlsh Castir,™ for o„o Itoad Companies and Snip Builders. ,or Kail Also, Planing, Jointing, Matching and S:iwi.,v promptly done s J- W. HANSON. C. C. WINSLOW. 48 Y ork SSL, Head of Smith’s Wharf. Jan 1—(i 0~YS TVE £t JS! WII.IAAM lT DARTOW, Stores, Nos. 231 & 233 Congress St reel, near i w i^vt y building.ia constants receiving fresh arrivals oi New York and Virginia Oysters, whicli he is prepared to sell by the gallon, quart or bushel, or served up in any style. .1 anuarv ft, ln<i7. dtt > ARNIsshejs, Wholesale and Retail: COACH. DRYING JAPAN FURNITURE, BAKING do! ’ DA MAR, SPIRITS TURPENTINE I SHELLAC, BENZINE. , BLACK AND ENAMEL RAW AND BOILED LEATHER VARNISH- L1NKF.ED OIL I ES. E&“ At the Lowest Prices. aua ... A. P. FULLER, * »rni»h INannfnciarcr, 40N Fare Hircet, Portland. I leblC deodOm COPAKTNEKSI1IP. Copartnership Notice. fpHE undersigned have tliis day formed a copart X norship under the name of GREENE, READ & SMALL, and have taken store No. 157 Commercial Nt„ corner of Union, where they will transact a Wholesale Flour,Grocery & Provision Business. Their old friends and the public generally are rc •pecltully invited to call. CYRUS GREENE, JOSEPH W. READ, „ , , „ geo. m. small. Portland, Feb. 14,1887. foblSdlm Copartnership Notice. AP• MORGAN has this day retired iroin the * **fJP.°£ MORGAN, DYER & CO, in favor of R. ivi. RICHARDSON, aud the business hereafter will bo conducted under the firm name of “Richardson, Dyer & Oo.,” At the old stand, No. 143 Commercial Street, Where they will continue the General Wholesale Business in W. 1. Goods, Groceries, Flour and Pro vittions. R. M. RICHARDSON. J. W. DYER, J. E. HANNA FORD. Feb 2—(13m Copartnership. Malcolm f. hammond and fessenden v. CARNEY, are admitted as partners from this date. The firm will bo SHAW, HAMMOND & CARNEY, And we shall continue the Wholesale Grocery, Flour and Provision business, at the old stand. No. 113 Commercial Street. THOMAS SHAW. Portland, Feb. 4,1S67. lw Copartnership Notice. MR. LEANDER W. FOBES is admitted a partner in our tirrn from this date. felildlm BURGESS. FORES* CO. N OT ICE. THE subscriber having disposed c* bis Stock In store to Messrs Burgess, Fobes & Co.. Requests all peruons Indebted to him to call at their Counting Room No. 80 Coiuauerciul 81.. Thom as Block, and settle. Thankful for past favors, lie commends to his mends and former patrons their lar^c and well selected Stock ol Leads, Oils, Colors, &c. CHARLES FOBES. Portland, Jan. 2, 18G7. ,12n. Dissolution of Copartner sh ip THE copartnership berototore existing under the name, ot CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., la this day dissolved by mutual content. All persons bolti ng bills against the tirm, arc requested to present them tor payment, and those indebted will please call and settle 337 Congress Street. CALVIN EDWARDS, WILLIAM G. TWOMLEY. The subscriber having obtaiued the line store No. 337 Congress Street, will continue the business, and will keep constantly ou hand PIANO FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which lie can sell at the manufacturer’s LOWEST PRICES. Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS. OLD PLANOS taken in exchange. J3[r Orders tor tuning and repairing promptly at O’l. B. TWWJIBLT. November 26, 1866. dtf New Store, New Goods. EVANS & BAYLEY, Nos. 1 & 2 Free Street Block, will orrs MONDAY, Jan. 14th, a new and complete assortment oi FURNITURE, Crockery, Glass and Silver \ i‘tu.rea TTdTe, Bedding, Upholstery Goods, and a first class stock of HOUSE FURNISHING ARTICLES of every description. By a strict attention to business and the wants of tbeir customers, they arc In hopes to merit a tair share of the patronage of the public. An inspection of our slock and piices is respect fully invited. Warerooms Nos. 14 2 Free Street Block. E ns a- rayi.ey. Portland, Ja ’2, 1867. janHdtl ( 331 Congress St, Portland, Maine. / . L. R FOLLETTE, HOSIERY AND GLOVES, HOOP SKIRTS AND CORSETS, Ladies’ & Children’s Underflannels, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, ty Comer of Congress St. and Tolman Place. Feb 7, 18G7.—dly Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female College. THE SPRING TERM of Thirteen Weeks will commence on the i 1th of March. _ *1 um rs » H. P. TOttSEY, President. Kent’s Hill, Feb. 10.1867. febZl w2t deod2w Portland Academy, Union Hall, ( Entrance on Free Street.; BOYS of all apes and attainments received at anv time in the Term. Particular attention paid to Private classes and Private pupils, Terms ft 10.00 per Term ot ten weeks, €. O. FILES, Principal, „ 28 Hanover St, P.O.Box»J7. Fel9d3w State Normal ScliooB, Farniiiiffton. THE SPRING TERM will commence on Feb 27th, under the direction of GEO. M. GAGE, Principal. EDWARD BALLABD, Superin i undent of Common Schools. Brunswick, Feb 10, 1867. ffcdlSdtd Franklin Family School, FOR BOYS, TOP9HAM, - - - MAINK. A GOOD HOME SCHOOL for Boys, easily acces sible by lv. & P. R. R., twenty-five miles irom Portland, nine miles from Bath. For Circular, &c., address the Principal, feblC dlw H. A. RANDALL. Westbrook Seminary. THE SPRING TERM commen()P9«> February 27til. I'ebl3d&w2w Choice Southern and Western FLOUR AMR FORM ! for sale by O’BRION, PIERCE & CO., Wholesale Renter*, 1,Vj Coiunurreinl fit., dec31dly_ POBffLAND, Me. Crossman’s Polish, Crossman’s Polish. Crossman’s Union Furniture Polish! THE beet in the world for Polishing Mahogany, Walnut, Stair-Posts, Rails, CofUnlers, or any kind ot Furniture. This Polish ha9 i*eu need by Mr Cio99inan for the last twenty years, giving perfect sat isfaction to all. It is warranted to stand a tempera ture of two hundred degs. ol heat, and is not other wise easily defaced. Furniture polished with it will be perfectly dry and ready for use in live minutes af ter the Polish is put on. Price Seventy-Five and Fif ty Cts. per bottle; anyone can use it by following the Directions on the bottle. Reference—Messrs C. & L. FrosUCapt Inman,USA, Messrs. Breed .v Tukey, Benj Stevdns, Jr., Win. Allen, N. M. Woodman. For sale bv Burgess, Fobes & Co, W. F. Phillips f Co., h. Tt. Hay & Co, Samuel Rolf, H. W. & A. Deering. iw£I?nu.f?cU,ry 376 Congress st, up stairs, opposite d^c2H;iSreei1 8t* S< C* riGgs» Ageift, uec28dtt Portland, Maine. L ° WELL & RENTER, uew store ;|o:< €om" TVr uSuv!\th n*?!£» corncr "f Brown Street, about Good, fur the holidays. ” ’ *“lu’ Tliev have reoccupied their old statl,, w ,, chans* e?re>», w\th acomplce etock of 1*?? Jtieal nud Optical Chronr>meU.rs \»r,,»rhrc Clocks, Fine Tools for Machinists and Engine* rs i-riends and customers invited to old, i’,e*ul qu artcr s. Dec 1,1866.—d3m _ Notice. W tl,e undersigned Journeymen Paii#er* oi ▼ ¥ Portland, at a meeting hcldfon the 22d of Feb. 1867, do hereby resolve that on amd after the 4th day of March, 1867, we will not work for less than $.3 per &WDv* SIGNED BY 100 NAM)^ ItElflOVALS. REMOVAL ! FAIRBANKS* XTAUDABD * ISCAU3S ! Patent Money Drawers / Eubbir ai <1 Ivory Handled Table Oatlery, ROGERS’ SCJSSOR* —AND— GENERA L HARDWARE, At KING Ac DEXTER’S, 175 Middle nnd 118 Federal Street*. lebl'J dam CASt O NATIONAL BANK. REM OVA I. . THE Casco National Bank will remove to, ami be prepared tor business at their NEW BANKING HOUSE on Middle Street, on Tuesday. 1<>:b. 26th, instant. E. P. GERKISH, Cashier. February 25. dim REMO VAlTT HENRY P. WOOD, Stock & Specie Broker, Dealer in Government Securities, AT MEW OFFICE, 175 Pore, cor. of Kxchangre Street. 7-30’* converted into the new 5-‘JO’« on fevoia ble terms. Premium paid for Gold and Silver Coin. Bank Stocks wanted. feb22dlw REMOVAL. It YIt OH Gil EEH O UGH d qO. Have removed to their NEW STORE No. 1-10 Middle Street. Mr. J. II. Cries’ interest in tile tirm vo&sod Aug i. fe27dawfin Oil Store Removed. THE undersigned has removed from his old stand, to No. 223, eorner of Fore and Union Streets, where he has tor sale Sperm, Whale, and Lard Oil; SDcrm, Adamantine, Paraffine, and Wax Caudles, wnieh he will sell at the lowest market price. Thank ful to his friends and the public generally for pa9t lavors, he respectfully solicits a continuance WM. A. HYDE. February 22, 1807. fcb23 dim R EM O Y AL! A. e7~webb, Merchant Tailor, Has Removed toliisNcw Rooms, No. 3 Free Street Block, Feldi*_Over Clmdbourn & Kendall. dtt u i<; mTo v io dT" ■strout'1 gage, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, • have removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over l.oring’x Drug Store. 6. C. STAtOUT. H. w. OAOE. dee31 _ d&ntt ltEMOVAL. Z. li. HARMOM, WAIS Cl. AIM AGENT, Has removed to his new office, at the Old Stand in Jose Block, No. 88 Exchange St., (opposite the Custom House.) Portland, Fob. 11, l£fj7. d&w3w v a l . JAMES O’DONNELt, Counsellor at Law, Notary Public A: Commissioner of Deeds, Has removed to Clat p’s New Block, COK. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, Jan 15. (Over Sawyer’s Fruit Store.) dtf K ki M O V A JLu ! W. VI. CLIFFORD, Counsellor at Law* And Solicitor ol Patent*, Has Removed to Gomur of B m anu Oongross Streets, JalS BROWN’S NEW BLOCK. dtf X. S. K. BPRING HAVE removed to their former place of business, over the On uu luvuruucc Ollier., corner Exchange and Milk Street. el-11 aim OVT~ OF THE FIRE! B. P. SMITH Oc SON’S New Photograph Rooms, — AT— NO. 16 MARKET SQUARE. aug'JO u dtl G. G. DOW N ES, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT A ugust 30, 1800. » dtf HOLDEN & PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Ojjlce, 22.0 1-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House. A. B. HOLDEN. SCp5tfil H. C. PEABODY. Harris & Water house, JOBBERS OF Hats, laps and Furs. Portland, Dec. 3d I860. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hats, Caps, and Fuis,have removed to their New Store, No. 12 Exchange Street, F. R. HARRIS. de4tf J. E. WATERHOUSE. o.'mTa> d7 w. xa sii have resumed business at the head ot Ijon* Wharf, under J. W. Munger’s Insurance Office, and will be pleased to see their former customers and receive theii orders as usual. July in, 1866. n dtt D~ O W Oc bill BEY. luHuronce Agent*, will be fouml at No 117 Commercial, corner ot Kxc hange St. liomc Office ol New York; National Office of Boston; Narragansett Office ol Providence; Putnam Office of Hartford : Standard Office of New' York, and other reliable offices, are represented by this agency. John Dow. Jy25dtf F. W. Llbbey. WOOIISan, TUIIE A CO., Wholesale Dry Goods, No. 4 Galt Block, Commercial St Jul 17—dtl "MOTJCLT H. J. LIBBY & CO., Manufacturers and Commission Merchants. Counting Room over First National Bunk, No. 23 Free street, second story. iy II tl JA1IHKONE TlKUBILL, l»e;ilei in • Watches, Jcvvelry, Masonic Regalia, and Mili tary Goods, No 13 Free street, Portland. Same store with Geyer and Caleb iyI2dtf Il'AtiLL .MI IjLS, although burned up. the Pro J prietors, Messrs. L. J. Hill Sc Co., are now pre pared to furnish Codecs, Spices. Cronin Tartar, Scc, at their new place of business, No. 100 Green St. An Order Slate may be found at Messrs. Low, Plummer & Co’s, No 83 Commercial St, and at Mr C. Af. Rice’s Paper Warehouse, No. 165 Fore Street. All orders i roiuptly attended to. Goods at the lowest prices. jullGtt HPA'fk AIlD, Bookseller aud Stationer, may be • louud at No. 237 Congress 3t., corner of Oak 9t. _ __ JullGtt RS. WEBSTER if CO., can be found at the store • of C. K. Babb, Clapp’s Block, No. 9, where we ‘ plfer a gor'd assortment of Clothing and Furnishing vioods at low prices. jul 1G C(KITH & HEED. Counsellors at Law" Morton O .Block, Congress St. Same entrance as D. S. Ar my 'Alice s. lylJdtf rpHL EA8TEBIV EXPh'esw CloTarenow 1 permanei^ly 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 of tbe country. For the convenience oi our customers on Commer cial an t Fore streets, an order book lor freight Calls wnl be kept at oedee of Canadian Express Co., No. — Foie street. ,1. N. WINSLOW. jy24 tl Jdr K. M. KAiMb, Attorneys and Counseliois, • No. 16 Flee Street, near Middle. jul.3 XTATHAN GOURD, Merchant Tailor, has removed X1 to 16 MaiketSquare, over SwcetsirV Apotlie cary store. jylO—ti DEBLOIB A WEBB, Msraeys aiul PomiMellorN, at the Boody House, corner of I Congress and Chestnut streets. jy jG J f loating- Apparatus Lor Slorcs, Hanks, School-houses, Churches, t£-c. rpiIE subscribers are prepared to put up Steam or 1 Hot Water Apparatus, and guaramee as good results in every particular as can bo obtained from Boston or New York contractors. We use for Steam Radiation oil- ot Wrought Iron pipes, Cast iron or Sheet Iron Radiators. For Hot Water Circulation, Cast Irun Pipes, in Hot Air chambers or coils in the Rooms teb26dlm_ DANIEL WINSLOW & SON. FOB SA LE. ONE high pressure, horizontal S ten in Engine, with Cylinder 16 inches diameter, 44 inch stroke —iron bed and heavy fly wheel. Two llue Boilers 40 in diameter,30 feet lung with two tines in each 13 in. diameter. The whole is complete in all its parts, and in good oeder, and will be sold at a bargain. Apply to T. U. WESTON, Or tho Porfluud C'ouifinny. Portland, Feb. 2,18G7. ftbfl u30d ed ! New Store—Just Open. BLUNTlc FOSS, DEALERS IN Builders Hardware,Nails,Glass,Wooden Wara DOOBS, SASH AND BLINDS, aud CARPEN PERS’ TOOLS in Great Variety. On Middle, between Hampshire Sc Franklin Sts Was. P. Blunt, ja24d3m* Ja«. a. Fuss, INSURANCE STATEMENT OF CONDITION OF THE Commerce Insurance Comp’y, Of Albany, N. If., Dee. 31, 1S0«. ASSETS: Real Estate,.$ 45 000 00 Bonds ami Mortgages. 109,875 00 Bank Stock,. 7,500 00 United States Securities,. 227,472 00 Demand Loans wii h Collaterals,.4;>,745 00 Cash on hand and in hands of Agents,_ 34,269 47 Accrued Interest,... 4,849 82 $532,701 29 LIABILITIES: Unadjusted Losses.$11,775 00 „ ,T A. Van Allen, President. R. M. Hamilton, Secretary. State of New Yobk, I City and County of Albany. J ss* _ lt Albany, Feb. 21,18C7. 1 ersonally appeared before me Adam Van Allen, President, and It. 5T. Hamilton. Secretary, of the above named Company, and made oath that the t'ore
going. statement made by them is true to the best of their knowledge and belie I, and that tLey have cou coaled uo material facts. A. P. STEVENS, Notary Public. JOS. H. WEBSTER, Agent, Ieb27-U3w No. 1«» Mouth Street. PURELY MUTUAL! THE IVcw England Mutual Life Insurance Comp’y, OF BOSTON, MASS. Obganized 184*. Cash Assets, January 1,18G7, $4,700,000. Cash Dividends of 1864-5, now in course of payment, (773,000. Total Surplus Divided, 2,200,000. Losses Paid in 1866, 314,000. Total Losses Paid, 2,367,000. Income tbr 1866, 1,778,000. 13?“Annual Distributions in Cash. 2FW Local Agents should apply to RUFUS MULL & SON, _friPdtf OCaeral Agents at Blddeford, Me. The Best Investment! 5-20’s & 7-30’s~TTs. Gov’t Bonds ARE GOOD! BUT A POLICY WITH THE GREAT Mutual Life Ins. Co., Oi New York, IS BETTER! Cash Assets, Feb. 1, $18,500,000 - f'-fSovcriimcnt Honda are Exempt from Taxation, ao with Money invested in a Life Policy! If yon have $50, $100 or $1,000 to spare, or to In vest, there is nowhere you can place it ao securely or so huv intagcously as with tills Great Co. Govt. Ronds 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 uo ease will therabe any lose of the money paid. For the poor man it is the best savings rank.; lor the ruju it is the safest investment, >folding more than any other. Any one having doubts may be satislied by calling at our Ollice. Do not insure until you ilo so. No other Company can furnish such results. The tolluwing statement of Policies, taken out at this Agency and now in lorce, show the large In crease, or dividends, over the payments in these tew cases. Many others, with roleiences can he tur liishcd if desired: Nv* ol Sum Am’tof Dhideud Pres. val. Policy. Insured. Prcm. Pd. Addition*, ofpoliov. 518 $3500 $2252,25 $2740,22 $0246,22 ™ 500 201,2* 375,02 876,02 4146 1000 6*3,00 686,93 1685,98 7767 8000 3609,20 4836,87 12,836,67 7862 6000 2608,00 8217,84 8217.04 10325 1000 359,80 544.52 1544,62 10793 3000 1000,20 1579,63 4597,63 12410 1500 410,93 623,24 2123,64 These cases aru made up to Feb. 1, 1 Mitt. An other Dividend is now tu be added. Do not fail to apply at the Agency ol W. D. LITTLE & Co, No 79 Commercial St, near the Old custom House. Non Forfeiting, Endowment, Ten Venr, and nil other Form of l*olieieM are in Miirtl by (bit* Company, on more favor able advantage* than by any other. This Co. issued during the last 12 mouths, 13.343 Policies, buiug 1,000 mor.- than issued by any oilier Co. in this country. Gash received for PREMIUMS $5,342,M2. Receipts for ini’KKKST, $l,ll2.0uo, while its losses being only $772,000, showing the receipts for iNTiiiwiyT to be nearly $350,000 more than its losses. B4P* He cartful not to confound the ucune of this Oo. trtth others similar. febiodtf INSURANCE NOTICE. FOYE, COFFIN & SWAN, UNDERWRITERS, —AND— General Insurance Agents, have returned to their old stand, Ocean Insurance Co.’s Block, EXCnAXBE STREET. F.L\ & S. continue to represent first class Com panies in all departments of insurance. Losses equitably adjusted and promptly paid, ieblijdtf _ KMO? A liT Sparrow’s Insurance Office is this day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the new and commodious rooms NO. 66 EXCHANGE STREET, IN TUB CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where he is now prewired to place Insurance, In all its forms, and for any amount, in companies second to no others on the globe, and on the most favorable terms. Stir" Parties preferring first class insurance, are res pectfully invited to call. November 5,186G. dtf LM. Twoiubley, General Insurance Bioker, • would inform his many friends and the pubi c generally that he is prepared to continue the Insur ance Busiuuss as a Broker, and can place Fire, Lite and IIarinc Insurance to *ny extent in the host Cotu p iiiies in the United States. All business entrusted to uiv c re shall be faithfully attended to. Office at C. M. Bice’s Paper Store, No. 183 Fore St, where orders can be left. lullGtf ' <jri*eg-g-’s Improved EXCELSIOR BRICK PRESS. 11HIS 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 work ing, and makes the finest PHKSSLD BRICK, as well as the lower grades : all of equal size, and of a quali ty unsurpassed in boatitv and durability. It will al 80 make sujierior F1RK 'BRICK. The value ot the machine may bo ascortallied from the largo profits made by (hose now ruunlng. 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The undersigned would respectfully call 1 he attention ot the citizens of Portland to the tiict that he is prepared to Oder them PARLOR SUITS —AND ALL— UPHOLSTERY GOODS OF II IN OWN MANY FAC! TUBE ! Which he will always WARRANT TO BE AS REC OMMENDED, with Prices Beyond Competition ! Repairing of nil kinds orally and promptly done CIIAS. B. WH1TTEIWOKE, [Successor to Guo. T. Burr sighs If Co.,) fct'2QJtl Lancaster hall. Pholographs! Photographs! A. s. Uavis, WOULD respectfully lutorm his farmer customers and the public generally, that he is new locat ed at No. 27 MARKET SQUARE, where he would be happy to receive all those wishing for Photographs, Ambrotypcs, etc. N. B. All work warranted. 27 MARKET SQUARE. 27 MARKET SQUARE' JttDll—3m* DAILY press. PORTLAND. Thursday Morning February 28, 1867. The Maine Mtatr Press, Published this morning, contains a story of Washington’s humanity, by “Traxi;” Repre sentative Pike’s speech on the condit on of the South; the recoustruction bill which has just passed tho two houses of Congress; Gen. Thomas’s sharp letter to the Mayor of Rome, Ga.; Senator Morrill’s speech on the govern ment of the Southern States; a letter on the Saco valley railroad route; Mr. Fred. Law Olmsted's suggestions respecting the build ings for the Agricultural College; Mr. Billings’s explanation in tho State Senate, of the case of Susan Read of Freedom; together with the usual variety of foreign, domestic and marine news, market reports, &c., &c. Mr. AlkiiHi af Einilru. It Is a very trite remark that authors are greatly Indebted to proof-readers, and orators to reporters, for the perfect felicity which marks their finest utterances. Mr. William Atkinson, who represents £mden in the State Legislature, is an exception to the rule. We have already given some specimens oi this gentleman's eloquence, when he led the House in its virtuous opposition to the so called reform measures touchiug the usury and marriage laws, and It is due to truth to say, that the reporter has evidently done very little for him. Gilding refined gold has been esteemed a waste of labor, but the attempt to burnish one of Mr. Atkinson’s sentences would be a still greater presumption. Thp ancients used to speak of milking a ho-goat into a sieve as a particularly unprofitable khrd of industry; but an attempt to clarity Mr. Atkinson’s logic would be if possible even more hopeless. The reporter has wisely thought it best to content himself with sim ply recording the striking utterances of the member from Emden. Mr. Atkinson's last effort was a speech upon the resolve in favor of BIdkford C. Matthews. This venerable resolve has been so long before the successive Legislatures, that the memory of man runneth, not to the contrary. It is a claim against the town of Liberty—for what, nobody exactly remem bers. It is of twenty years’ standing, ac cording to one statement. Mr. Frye of Lew iston, wh > has heard the results of three in vestigations, undertook to give a history of the matter, but evidently did not succeed in making it intelligible to the reporter, who simply says that “Mr. Frye gave a history,” and does not even try to repeat it. We copy Mr. Atkinson’s luminous speech upon this subject, in full, from the record, as follows: Mr. Atkinson went for this resolve on the broad ground that the State is bound to guar antee to every citizen recompense for every in jury done by misfeasances and malleasances of offioers of the State. He thought we was bound to make good this injury to Mr. Mat thews. He himself had been robbed of over a hundred theusaud dollars by vampires, by techn'cabflities, and knew of six times that amount that had been stolen in the same way. The ex post facto clause ol tho federal aud State constitutions applies exclusively to criminal cases, and if any lawyer attempts to deny it, ho could knock him higher than a kite in arguing the point. Mr. Atkinson con tinued eloquently advocating law reform. “Tecunicabilities” is positively delicious; It is even worthy of the exalted genius of Mr. Charles Yellowplush himself: Mr. Atkinson we observe speaks with the feeling of a fellow sufferer, and believes that the State ought not only to pay Mr. Matthews’ claim but to restore his own hundred thousand dollars spirited away by the “misfeasances and malfeasances” of officers of the State. The orator’s lofty scorn for the lawyers is quite proper and be coming. Any lawyer who would undertake to argue a constitutional question with Mr. Atkiuson would deserve to be knocked not on ly higher than a kite but in our opinion high er than tbe celebrated old cow that jumped over the moon. M Ui) all possible deference, we take leave to suggest that Mr. Atkinson is perhaps mis taken about the circumstances of the robbery ‘•by technicabilities.” We understand him to say that ‘ vampires” carried off a cool hun dred thousand of bis money. Now in the first place the naturalists say that the great bats with two-loot wings, like winged rats, which are called vampires, are only found in the trop ical regions of America. Secondly, even if the creatures are found in Maine, we never heard of their occupying offices of trust or emolument in the State, and It is of the mis. feasances and malfeasances of officers of the State that Mr. Atkinson complains. Thirdly, although the bats have been accused of suck ing the blood ot men and brutes, thereby caus ing their death, like enlarged and improved mosquitoes or professional Sangradoes, this accusation Is now believed to have been mere slander, and it has never been even hinted that they were concerned in speculative oper ations such as Mr. Atkinson calls robbery. It is dus to the vampires to say therelore, that Mr. Atkinson's loss cant ot be charged upon them, with any show of probability. It is the “technicabilities,” we think, which are to blame. These we suspect to be certain flaw and imperfections in the system of laws by which we are governed, and which putting a sluggish and an active wit on the same level of equal opportunity really gives an advantage to tho latter. Mr. Atkinson proposes to re form all this, and we wish him all the success his project deserves. Domestic Spinning and Wcaviug To discharge their full duties as domestic “help-meets,” the women of our land need to know how to economize in the use of food and clothing; to cook and wash, starch and irou; to sew and knit; to patch and mend; and if to these, they add the higher accom plishments of operating a domestic spinnfng jenuy and a self-acting hand loom, they will be all tbc better qualified to aid die fortunes of their husbands if they have any, or to lire independently of private bounty or public charity, should circumstances ever oblige them to rely upon their own efforts for a living.— Otir lady “B” seems to think that such un welcome operations would be throwing the present generation back upon the dial of time to the Revolutionary age of our fathers, who were accustomed, she says, “to fell trees, saw wood, plant com,” Ac., and whose hardy wives “spun and wove cloth anu cooked din ners.” If a return, by the women of the present day, to these by-gone habits, is to make them fit lor wives now, very coolly does she inquire, “Why not make men (it for hus bands, by having them cut wood, draw water, and perform the innumerable household chores that their revolutionary grandfathers did ?” Ay—so we say—why not ? Her log ic is sound; we accept it cheerfully. If, then, we agree that felling trees, planting com, saw ing wood, threshing grain and doing tlio house hold chores, are necessary to quality a man for the degree “F. F. H.,” she, by her own sound logic, is bound to accept “Trail's" first proposition, that no graduate from a female college should leave the Institution until she cau bear worthily upon her evowu the appro priate initials “F. F. W.” Thus, then, are we agreed upon the matter in controversy, anil here endeth so much of our present chapter, But we have a few additional virses, sug gested by the foregoing pleasantry, which may be commendid to the more serious considera tion of our readers of both sexes. In our original article, we spoke of “spinolo gy” and |“weavology” as amongst the acquir ed sciences that should entitle young ladies to the honorary degree mentioned. Though we venerate the old fashioned spinning whee s and framed looms, and think they may still lie usefill In many families, we are quite willing they should be supplanted by the new and Im proved machines for spinning and weaving which modem art has constructed tor the sav in,, of female time and labor. The-e are such, as'valuable to females as mowing and thresh ing machines are to the male sex. There are 1 domestic spinning jennies, and domestic hand looms, as handsome as a parlor piano forte, I moved by a crank which a child can tnm,aud by which, on the one, a girl fifteen years old may spin twenty threads at each revolution ol any size desired, whether of wool, fl« or cot ton reeling off a, many skeins in a day as I a like machine in a eotton mill, and on the other, a girl may weave from fifteen to forty 1 yards per day of any desirable texture, from pilot cloth to cambric. Better would it be for the wives or daughters of a family to have one of these handsome pieces of furniture in their house, than a more costly parlor organ or pi ano forteand much better still, than to go away from home into a cotton factory, where thty can earn no more on the corporation Jennies and looms, than upon their own ma chine at the family fireside. One girl or wo man can make all the substantial clotfi which the household reiiuires, besides manufacturing largely for the market: or she may take in work from the neighborhood at a satisfactory compensation. The general introduction of these machines amongst the farmers and other industrial classes in Maine, may yet make fe male labor more scarce and dear in factories than it now is. But these elegant and labor-saving house" hold machines, though now quite common in the middle and western States,have not yet found their way to any considerable extent in to Maine. Meanwhile, antiquated as the old spinning wheel and framed loom may be, it gives us pleasure to say they are not altogeth er out of date, nor are some of our women too proud to operate them. And the fabrics which are made by means of them, are more honest, comfortable and durable tlian any of tbe imported goods. Tbe writer of ibis wears cloth every day, made from the wool of his own sheep, spun and woven by an accom plished ‘-F. F. W.,” and fulled, colored and dressed at a neighboring mill, it is hand some enough for an “F. F. H.," aDd, whilst it keeps his body warmer than the ‘•be ugh ten’ broadcloths of tho stores, will greatly outweai the best of them. Nor is bis a solitary case.— Many a *‘gude-wlfe” in our State takes the wool from her husband's fleeces, and converts it, by her own skill and industry, iuto stock ings, flannels and fulled cloth for his and oth ers' honest wear. This is a great saving, as well as a great eomlort, to the family. Visiting the homestead of a Kennebec far mer last autumn, the lady of tbe house, with commendable pride, brought out lor our in spection, the results of her own and a maiden sister’s operations upon the old-fashioned spinniug wheels and loom, the past summer. First, there was a whole double armlul of soft est stocking yarns, some w’hite, some colored; then came two rolls of cotton and wool flan nel, measuring, we think, over one hundred yards, some tor underclothes, some lor bed blankets and some tor dressed cloths; and last, we were surprised to behold same twenty or more yards ot well bleached linen, from flax grown on their own farm, designed for table-cloths, toweling, and a couple ot sheets for the parlor-chamber bed! We coulu but respect such ladies, and wish there were more such “F. F. W.’s” in Maine. Tkaxi. The VrniaiiN at Chester. The London Times of the 13th inst. fur nishes a summary of the information ar that time in the hands of Mr. Fenwick, the chic, constable of Chester, respecting the Fenian demonstration in that city on Monday, the lith. Mr. Fenwick's mlOruialion coirespouds substantially to the statements of the Home Secretary, Mr. Walpole, on the 11th, in an swer to enquiries in tbo House of Commons. Earl Grosvenor, who was on the spot in com mand of the Chester troop of yeomanry, confirms the general Impression that though 700 or H0O men could hardly have cap tured England, the affair might have led to serious rioting but for timely infomatlin and counter measures. The following is the sub stance oi' Mr. Fenwick’s information: The Fenians have recently organized in New York a band of tniy, whose special mis sion it is to proceed to England and Ireland and endeavor to resuscitate the dying broth erhood. These men aie understood to haw arrived in Eiigiaud. Fifteen of them arc sta tioned in the metropolis, and there torn a Directory. Eight ot them are ex-otlicers ot the American army. There iure also simi lar uireetones at Liverpool, at Manchester, at Leeds, at Glasgow, and at Eirmingnam. Foi some time past tbtsc directories have been making arr ngements to concentrate then forces upou some place which was to have been named on Friday last. This was not done, but a meeting was called lor Sunday at Liverpool, and it was then resolved to attack Chester Castle the following day, seize the arms deposited there,cut the telegraph wires, tear up the rails and make good their escape by rail to U.dyliead, and trust to fortune u, get across to Ireland. What airangemeuls were to be made ior their reception in Ire land has not transpired. It was also under stood that they would attack the banks aim jewelers’ shops. It was also given out freely at the meeting why Chester Castie a a, select ed. Up to midnight on .Sunday, Chester was not protected by more than had' a dozen sol diers on guard at the Castie, and twice as many unarmed policemen in the city. Undei their protection were no less than 9,U00 stium ot arms (a tew weeks ago there were bO,uOu. hut the bulk have been removed lor conver sion into breech-loaders), 4,UUU swords, aim 900,000 rounds ot ammunition, in addition to powder in bulk. There were also stored in another pari of the castle 900 stand oi arms belonging to the Militia, and in a small building in the city were 200 stand ot aims belonging to the Volunteers. It was stated that tne whole force stationed at the Casue was one company of tht 64th regiment, and that they were disaffected. It was stated in proot of this that they had admitted Fenian officers, shown them through the barracks the armory, and, in tact, permitted them to acquaint themselves thoroughly with the place. The hist intimation received in Chester ot the intended raid was at 121-2 a. m. on Mon day, hy Mr. Kuwick. trom Mr. Superintend ent hyde anl Detective inspector Carlisle ol Liverpool, and was to the eneel that an cx-ot hcer ol the American army, who produced ills commission as an officer in the reman ser vice, had revtaled the whole plot to them.— The Mayor of Chester lives at iiroughton Hail in Fluilsuirc, so Mr. Fenwick at once saw Mr. Maysmor \\ iiliam's, the Deputy-Mayor, auti from him weDt to the commandant ot the de tachment at tho Castle. Frotnpt measure* were taken, and the commandant teiegrapheu to the Assistant-Aci|u ant-Ucneial at Man Chester for a reeulorcement. They next weut to the station, aud gave instructions lor the trains to be watched as they arrived. At 2 1-2 a batch ot ;i0 fellows arrived from Liverpool, and were evidently under the command ol an officer. They marched up and down the platlorm hy twos and threes, and at length took possession of the first-class refreshment room. They were soon followed hy lurther detachments ol from 20 to 00 from Liverpool, and some from Manchester, all of similar ap pearance. These dispersed quietly into the town. Fariy in the morning the Volunteers were called out, hut as tuere was some doubt whether they could act except in case of in vasion, a telegram was sent to Mr. Walpole, and his answer was that volunteer* ought not to lie employed in their military capacity in quelling disturbances, hut in point of law they would be justified in acting as individuals in aid of the civil power, and masenous emer gency they might use their arms it necessary. The volunteers were thereup on sworn in as special constables.— Uy the assistance of the police at Liverpool aud Manchester, the Chester police were kept appnsed of the dltlerent departures of sus pected bodies ot men. At three o'clock it was ascertained that over 5tXl ol these men had arrived. About the same time it was ascer tained that a number of their officers had been in Chester overnight. Eaily in the af ternoon the strangers btcaue much bolder, and assembled in threatening bodies. Fortu nately at this time a company pf the 64th regiment arrived hum Manchester, ami the police are strongly inclined to think that till ■ fact saved the Castle from attack eat|y 11 the evening. Affairs went very quietly up to 4 o’clock, When a train from Manchester and Staley bridge brought a reinforcement ot -ton in one batch. Later on, 40 men arrived Horn Halifax, aud 70 from Leeds. Shortly alter 6 o’clock it was ascertained that the Fenians numbered trom 1,400 to 1,500. A number of men. who were supposed to be their leaders, collected at a house where the police had been informed they would meet for order*. Spies ana scouts had becu sent out among the Fenians early in the day, hut found them extremely teticcut, and could get no clue from them. At (J p. in. these brought information that the men were forming in column on the Liverpool and other principal roads. Captain Smith, tho County Chief-Constable, had drafted a laxly ot the County constabu lary into the Castle to assist the military.— Telegrams were forwarded, trom time to time, to the Secretary of State. A copy of the fol lowing anonymous letter sent to Major Greig, Chief of the Liverpool police, on Monday morning, was received by Mr. Fenwick in the evening, and conincided singuJany with the Information aheady in his possession: • Dear Sir You could do your country much service, as at present there are f>00 men hi Chester, to be increased by night to 700, to take the arms and ammunition of the garrison • and, as the garrison is disaffected, it is sup^ posed that they will do it with little loss. They are to leave Birkenhead, by every train from the tirst in the morning. All to be there by seven at the latest. They leave in numbers of Irom do to (50 in every train. At night Mr. Johusou, the Mayor, eonven• ed a public meeting, which was most earnest, and over 500 citizens were sworn In as special constables, and paraded the town in large numbers throughout the night. It wasdeem eu desirable to call out the yeomanry, and tor _ * * borpose ihe permission of Lord Gro- ve l ,,rri ,0|k do T'au’ey was telegraphed lor. hv the °IaV,K*or that he would con e l ord itiebn^i ,lnail' a,‘d accordingly he and 12:38 ’r?,5j0!iVenor arrived in Chester at w*iib the lnaJsnJio nj.oruluS> and remained fore IcavingLoi^dtm LwSfue ^ """ ideated with the Co^^^who at once te egraphed that he had ordered a battalion of guards by social train to Ches ter. Boring the night the Fenians evidently came to the conclusion that the preparations were too much for them, and, as the night ad vanced, parties ot tens and twenties were seen leaving on foot for Warrington and other neighboring towns. The Reform School.—In tbe debate on the Reform School on Monday, Mr. Famham of Greene, spoke as follows of the self-sacri ticiug labors of the Portland men and women who have so long maintained a Sunday school in that Institution: I wish to introduce a few remarks here in regard to the Reform School, not pertinent to the precise question under discussion. When the rest of the Legislative Committee lelt thi3 city to visit that Institution, I started from another point, on a different railroad. The severe storm which was raging at the time prevented me from Joining the committee on tlie road, and 1 was swallowed up, nearly three dajs and three nights, iu the belly ot a —snow drilt. Arriving at the Institution Saturday, alter the other meuiliers left, I determined to stop and see what was done tor the boys on the Sabbath. I believe if any one wishes to see the -sunny side.” he should be there on the Sabbath. What 1 wish to allude to particular ly is the Sunday School. A gentleman from the city ol l'ortiaud, who is superintendent oi the school, and some liileen or twenty teach ers, male and female, leave their homes every Sabbath—go to this Institution aud labor ar ueutly tor the moral reform ol these unfortu nate boys, without the least pecuniary re muneration. I noticed, with pleasure, that while the school were singing tlielr beautiful songs and attending to their recitations, a number ol boys were melted to tears. Mow these teachers do not ask tor pay—a higher aud uobicr purpose prompts them to labor, but it seemed to me that wc should, iu sums way, notice their seif-sacrilicing labors, w hich l believe have as much effect upon the boys, for their reformation, as all other efforts com bined. Sickness in niy family prevented me from having allusion made to this matter, in our report, aud 1 w ish that these remarks may bo published iu our paper, that 1 may forward copies to those who are thus nobly engaged. Climate of Western Texas.—Rain is quite a rarity in Western Texas. When is does come, it of toner sprinkles than pours. There are occasional foggy days, but the sky is seldom clouded. What are known as "Guif uiouds” move very swutly, aud usually disap pear by ten o’clock. This dry atmosphere gives to the sky a peculiar brightness and beauty. The winters iu this section ure mild. | The terrible “northers” are mack less frequent here than in other parts ol the State. Last month, we are told, tnere were not more than two or three days when one w anted to keep ucar the tire.Tints me nth the Western Texans are plautiug corn ana a g.dei.ing. An Insurance Thick.— Some time sine “ man named J. N . Sargent of Lesmoin Iowa, got liis life insured in an Eastern iusu auce company for 85000. A few weeks since’ his wife presented his claim to the office for the insurance, saying that he was drowned in Winncberg, III.,and produced Sargeut, under the name ot Allen, as a.swum witness to her husband’s death. To complete the disguise, she had shipped tu her resilience in Wisconsin, from a railroad station in Southern Illinois, a coffin filed with a log of wood, which was duly buried as her husband. The cheat was discov ered, however, and the parties have been ar rested. _ VAHINTIKM. —N. P. IVillis, It is said, was for years before his death a firm believer in Spiritualism. —The latest triumph of tho Atlantic Cable Is announced in the New York papers of Satur day. “For tho first time in the world tho closing commercial intelligence of London and Livcruool has been published in New York on the same day. The cablo despatch which we herewith publish, giving tho closing quotations, could not have felt Loudon before lour o’clock V. M. and yet was received in New York at noon of the same day. This gives a little less than one hour tor transmission between the two cities. This despatch will probably bn published in the earliest editions ofthe San Francisco papers, say at noon.” Shakespeare's Puck was alter all a lazy sprite. —A Scotchman asked an Irishman “Why were half farthings coined in England?" Pat’s answer was: “To give Scotchmen an opportu nity of subscribing to charitable institutions.” —In the Papal library is a manuscript oftlm Greek Bible, said to be moro ancient than that of Mount Sinai. The Pope is having a file sim ile of it printed at the press ol the Propaganda, intending to send it to the Paris Exhibition, to compete with the Bible of Tischcndortf. —The fashion ol fifty years ago of wearing black court plaster on the lace has just been revived in New Y’ork; and a number ol belles now appear in full dress with sable spots in close proximity to charming dimples. They are employed probably either as sentimental finger-posts, pointing out the tempting locali ty, or warning gazers ofthe danger ol too near approach or too earnest contemplation. —A John Smith of our aquaintanco declares that it his is not one ofthe few, it is certainly one of the “immortal names that were not horn to die.” —Saute Fe, New Mexico, is said to bo so healthy that people die tliero only of old ago or bad liquor. —The Dutch Government Ig said to have de clared its readiness to give every facility to the three engineers appointed by England, Franco and Prussia to carry on separately their inves tigations with reference to the question of tho barring of the Scheldt. —The Military Conference of Delegates from the States of South Germany has agreed to adopt the Prussian military system, with tho sole difference that the length of the porie Jical attendance at drill ti>r the Laudwchr will bo shorter. —The keeper of one of the largest sailor boarding-houses in New York has taken the bar out of his house, signed the pledge, and says that he means, by God’s help to keep it, and to use all his influence to bring bis sealur iuB guests up to the same high ground. —It is said that an investigating Frenchman ha* compiled statistics which show that but lit tle over a quarter as many women are struck by lightning as men, the that when a man and woman arc walking together, and man is luvaria ly the sufferer. So much lor the gal antry of the electric “spark.” —Tile Denver News says that there is a cu rious rumor from the mountains, by a gentle man jlist down, that a remarkable pocket or cavity lias boon found in one of the mines near Gregory Point, the walls of which are absolute ly lined or plated with gold. Its informant hud seen a small specimen from it which was valued at two hundred dollars. The discover ers seem to be kccp;ng it a secret. —Social circles iu Paris are interested in the engagement "f Miss Curtis, of Boston, i w ith Count do Talleyrand a nephew of the great diplomatist. Bayard Taylor intends to bring home from abroad tho greater part of a manuscript of a fourth novel, the scene to be laid on tho Euro pean continent, though the characters are American. —1 lie Arnott Scholarship” of Queen a Cm lege, London—founded by Mrs. Arnott in 18b5, for the promotion of tho study of natural phil osophy, and the highest scholarship open to women in England—has just been gained by Mis* Matilda Ballad,a young lady of seventeen, daughter of Dr. \V. B.Ballad, a native ofNew York, and for some years the leading Arnerl c IQ dentist in London. T'lie pme, tho mouey value of which is not far front two hundred dollars, consists of one year’s free instruction and perpetual free admission to certain lec tures always interesting and instructive. —A Masonic lodge of colored men has been dedicated with appropiate ceremonies in Mead ville, Pennsylvania. —A Paris letter says that Lord Cowley, who has virtually withdrawn from the diplomatic circle and who only retains the title of her British Majesty’s ambassador to the Court of t'ie Tuileries in order to do the honors to the Prince of Wales during his visit to the Paris Exhibition, where the Prince is to preside ovev the English section,is, it is reported, to l e sn seceded by Lord Lyons, now ambassador at Constantinople.