Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, March 6, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated March 6, 1867 Page 1
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_k ___ _ ___ • x«*u»'* J""‘S3’186S- m "' PORTLAND, WEDXE8DAY MORNING, MARCH 6,1807. Ter^mpHtDollarannum,tn,,0,,^' J'HR PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published everyday, (Sunday excepted,) at No. 1 Printers Exchange, Commercial Street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, Proprietor. Terms Eight Dollar- a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the h ime place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, invariably in advance. Rates of Advertising.—One inch of space,In 1-ngth oi column, constitutes a “square.* $1.50 per square daily first week; 75 cents per 19 ek alter; three insertions, or less, $1.00; continu 1 i jt every other day alter first week, 50 cents. Halt square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; out* v i ek, $l.oo; 50 cents per week alter. Under bead oi “Amusements,** $2.00 per square per week; three insertions or less, $1.60. Special Notices,$1.23 per square l*or the first in Ncriiou, and 25 cents per square for each subsequent insertion. H Advertisements Insorted in the “Maine State Press’* (winch lias a large circulation in cvcrvnar ot \h^e)f0T 1>CV square tor first insertion* Bud 50 cents per square lor each subsequent iuser j BUSINESS CARDS, c. J. SCHUMACHER, fresco painter. Oflee at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. Q. Sclilotter beck & Co., •103 CoDgrcNk &i, Portland, illf, _jal2dtf One door above Brown. H. M.BRE WER, (Successors to J. Smith & Co.) Hlanutactirer of Leather Belting. Also lor sale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lacc Leather, RIVET), mid BURS, septiMtt n 311 FougrcHH ^Jrei-l. W. P. JFREEMAN & CO., Upholsterers and Manufacturers of FURNITURE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Spring-Beds, Mattresses, Pew Cushions, No. 1 Clapp’* Block-foot Cbe*iuut Street, Portland. Freeman, D. W. Deane. C. L. Quinby. A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers iu Moves, Ranges & Eurnaces, Can be found in their XEW BFILD1IR1 ON LUVIE ST., (Opposite the Market.) Where they will be pleased to see all tlieir former customers and receive orders as usual. augl7dtf n CHASE, CRAM k STORTEVAKT, GENERAL Oommission Merchants, Wldgery*8 AVlittrl, Portland, Me. oeticdtt_ HOWARD «t CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M 3NE. Office No. 30 Exchange Street, Joseph Howard, jy9tt n Nathan Cleaves. M. PEARSON, ©old and Silver Plater —AND— Mannlacturer oi Silver Ware, Temple Street, first door from Congress Street PORTLAND, ME. May 19—dty n DBS. PEIRCE & FERNALD, DENTISTS, NO. 175 lII 1 !>■>■. i: NTKKIiT. C. N. Peirce. S. C. Fernald. February 21. dtf Deering, Milliken & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, _augSl-dtf_ PonIbhiI, araluii. JOSEPH STORY Penrhyn Marble Co. Manuiacturers and Dealers in Enameled Slate Chimney Pieces, Brackets, Pik^slaks, Grates and Chimney Tops. Importer and dealer in Eng lish Floor Tiles, German and French Flower Pols, Hanging Vases, Parian. Bisque, and Bronze Statuetts Hfla Busts. Glass Shades and Walnut. Stands, Bohe mian and Lava Vases and other wares. 112 TREMONT STREET Studio Buildiug aug22—Gm n BOSTON, Mass. SHEPLEY &. STROUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OPPIO 1*5 . Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex change street. G. F. SHEPLEY. jy9tl A. A. STROUT. R. W. ROBINSON, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, ‘4 4 9 Cougrrsa Hired. Jan 4—dtf PEHCIVAL BONNF.Y, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, Morton Bloch, Congress, Street, Two Doors above Preble House, PORTLAND, ME. novlO tf ~1)AVIS, MESEBVE, HASKELL & 00.. Importers and Jobbtrs of Dry Goods and Woolens, Arcade 18 Free Street .J F. DAVIS, ] l. haskS } PORTLAND, MB E. CHAPMAN. I 110V!V65dtf IV. F. PHILLIPS <t CO., Wholesale Druggists, No. 148 Fore Street. Oct 17-dtI -/OHJV W. DANA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St. Dec ti—dtf ROSS & FEEJXY, PLA8T E It K It S. PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL STUUOO AND MA8TI0 WORKERS, Oak Street, between, Congress and Free Sts., PORTLAND, ME. Coloring, Whitening and White-Washing prompt .y attended to. Orders trom out ol town solicited. May 542—dtl JOHN E. JL>OW, Jr., Attorney and Counsellor at Law, JAUNCEY COURT, Wall Street, ----- New York City. QT^Cominissloner for Maine and Massachusetts. Jan. 29 dtf WM. W. WHIPPLK, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE, PORTLAND, ME, _aug2 tl SITIITH & CLARK, 'Vhcilesala Dealers In TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, IOi) FOBE STREET, PORTLAND, Mr. Plant I • iltl W. W. THOMAS. Jr., Attorney and Counselor at Law, [Chadwick House,] 249 Congress Street. oct6-<lly A. a. SCniAiTTKKIllicit j: CO. Apothecaries & Chemists, 303 Congress St, one door above Brown, PORTLAND, M«£. Compounding Physicians Prescriptions Is one ol our Specialities. Using Preparations of our own iiianuiifacture, we are able to vouch lor their purity. We also keep on hand a lull supply of LUBIN’S EXTRACTS, POWDER and SoAP, FANCY GOODS, Toilet Articles, lteed’s Liquid l>yc Colors, Wil on’s Herbs, Marsh's Cole bra led Trusses and Supporters, Patent Medicines, Hair Restorers, Ci gars Tobacco, * Artists’ ITIntrrinb, Ac., Ac, Jan 12—<12in O .J. Y. HODSDON, (5 Hoop Skirt Mnnnractnrcr, DEALER IN English, French and American Corsets, Fancy Goods AND LACES, HOSIERY, GLOVES, And all kinds of TRIMMINGS and Dress Buttons. G^^Hand-Knit German Worsted Garments made to order. C3y'*Hoop Skirts made to ordcr.,^2 No. tt Clapp’s Block, CONGRESS STREET, PORTLAND, ME, dtl | DUISNESS LAUDS. .. f- —- „ • ■ . —^: —• _ TYLER, LAMB & CO, Manufacturers of BOOTS AM) SHOES, and Dealers iu Leather and Findings, have removed to % 37 & 30. UNION STREET, (former place of business previous to lire,) where with improved facilities for manufacturing, they feel confident that they can make it an object to the trade to lavor them with their patronage. Portland.March 1, ISG7. mchodlm SMITH & EOVETT, Manufacturers of Hyatt’s Patent Sidewalk Light, Iron Fronts for Bn tidings. Iron Doors nut! Vault*, Iron Khuttci**, Hoisting machine*, ami Builder*’ Iron Work Generally. 57 Devonshire Street, Boston. AM MI SMITH, feb28d3m» .JOSEPH LOVETT. THOMAS M. GIVEEN, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Exchange Street, cor. of Federal, ici,api»n RI.OCK.i _,!■>«» COLLINS, BLISS A CO., PRODUCE Comm ission Merchants. Vgral. for lln Nonpareil Freneli Cntino. Cash advances made on consignments. HIS Stale Hired, nail 1 'to Ceatral Hired, Feb. 25. BOmTON. :tm Charles P. Mattocks, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, BOODY IIOFKE, COR. CONGRESS AND CHESTNUT STREETS, fobieni Portland. WALTER COREY & CO, Manufacturers and Dealers in ftbaitire t Looking Glasses, Mattresses, Spring Beds, Ac. Clapp'. Bloeh, Kean, her Sired, {Opposite Foot Qt Chestnut,) Feb5dtf__ PORTLAND. GEO. S. NUTTING, Counsellor at Law, —AND— - Solicitor of Patents, No. 113 Federal Street, teblBJim _ _ PORTLAND, Me. WILLIAM A. PKAKCIC, PLUMBEK! MAKER OP Force Pumps and Water Closets, Warm, Cold and Shower Bnih», Wash Bowls, Brass and Silver Plated Cocks. Every .description of Water Fixture for Dwell ins Houses, Hotels and Public Buildings, Ships, etc., ar ranged «ud set up in the best manner, and all orders in town or country iaithfully executed. constantly on baud Lead Pipes and Sheet Lead ind Beer Pumps ol all kinds. Ais°j Tin Booling, Tin Coudnrlors and work-in that line done in I he best manner. Sir "All KiuJs of Jobbing promptly atiendeil to. MO. 1NO VOBK ST., Panload, Me. __ d;:in IF. If. 1T001> rf SOX, BROKERS, Xo. 178-Fore Street. y7u J. R. IICDSAV, JR., a R nr i. & t . Studio Xo 301 1-2 Congress Street. (£3^*Lessons given in Painting and Drawing. February 1—dtf WRIGHT <1; CLARK, FRESCO PAINTERS, in Oil and Distemper Colors. Also House and Sign Painters, Morton Block, two doors above Preble House, Portland, Me. l#"Wc are prepared to design and execute every lescription of Wall and Ceiling Decorations, for Churches, Public Buildings,Private Residences,Halls, &e. Gilding and Embossing on Glass. Every de scription of Wood finished in Wax alid Oil Filling, ind in Varnish or French Polish. jal9d3ui MERRILL IlltO’S & CUSIIIXG, (Late Merrill & Small,) Importers and Wholesale Dealers in Fancy Dry Goods, Gloves, Hosiei'y, Corsets,Tarns, SMALL WARES, TRIMMINGS, Are, No l.'C Summer Si., .... BOSTON. Ltlh H. Merrill, I. M. Merrill, A. R. Cushing. eod3m ~ RAY SON, STOCK BROKER. No. 30 Exchange Street, TOUTT.AND ME m>21ilt IKH'18 1*1 Kite 10, Attorney, and Conusellor J at l^w. No. 8 Clapps Block. jtil21 BlilLDINO. TO BUILDERS. I)ERSONS wishing tor Spruce Dimension Frames tor early Spring business, will do well to leave their orders at once with WTBVEN* A MERRILL, at their Lumber Wharf, Commercial Street, near loot of Maple Street, whore can a:ways be found a large Stock ol Pine, Spruce, Walnut. Clio t nut and Butternut Lumber, Clapboards, Shingles, Laths, &c., &c. Also—Door.-, Blinds, Window Frames and Window Sashes, glazed and unglazed, at lowest prices. Remember—STEVENS & MERRILL, teb 11 d‘2m AlUTIITEi T! Ki: A ICNblMiliKINlU Messrs. ANDERSON. BUNNELL fy CO., have made arrangements with Mr. STEAD, an Architect of established reputation, and will in future carry on Architecture with their business as Engineers. Par ties intending to build are invited Jo call at theii office, No. 30b Congress street, and examine eleva tions and plans ol churches, banks, stores, blocks 01 buildings, 4-c. } 12 WM. II. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Map!c Struct. General Agent ioi ibc stale lor // . W . J O II X s * Improved Roofing, For build nips ot all kinds. CAR and STEAM BOAT DEC JUNG. ROOFING < I'M ENT, for coat ing and repairing all kinds ol roofs. PRESERVA TIVE PAINT tor iron and wood work, Metal Roots, &e. COMPOUND CEMENT, tor repairing leaky shingled roots. BLACK VARNISH, tor Ornamen tal lion work &c. Full descriptions, c rcular, prices. &c. furnished by mail or on applicationat tlie office, where sarajiles and testimonials can be seen. sepl2dtf COOPER & MORSE, TAKE pleasure in informing their old patrons and w.Vtv1!1111 tlie>'ha'e resumed business at their OLD STAND, Joiner of Market and Milk streets, where they will keep constantly on hand 1 he best as sortment of Meats, Poultry, tlaine, &e„ That the market afiorus, and it will be their earnest amh avor to serve their customers with promptness and fidelity. ueel!oft 8. WIN8LOAV & CO.’S NEAN^ GROC F/R V ! HAVING moved into our new store, next door be low our old eland, and lilt' d it loi^ FIB8T CLASS fiROCEKV, we beg leave to return our thanks to our numerous patrons for past fevers, and intone them and the pub lic generally, that while endeavoring to maintain our reputation for selling Ihebest of BEEF, and all kinds ot MEATS and VfcGEf ABLES, wo have added to our stork a choice variety of pure groceries, and hope by Belling the best of goods At the Lowest Cash Prices! to merit a tair share of patronage. The same atfcli tiou 03 heretofore paid to orders for Meats an.l \ e»o Ubles tor dinners. Cart will call orders every morning it de ired. S. WINSLOW & CO No- 28 Spring Stvcet Market, s. WINSLOW . c. E PAOE January 11. dom rfiXSoXdlf 1A ,S/Ji ilk Steam Mills, Iron Foundry, -AND Ploiifrh MannfUetory, Wr. would inform tlic public that wo arc prepar ed to furnish Castings of every iJcseription to order at short notice. We now have on hand an as sortment 01 Window Weights. Sled Shoes and other castings. 1," 0 arc. prepared to turnish Castings for Rail Road Companies and ship Builders. promptly donc1^’ Matching and Sawing J. W. HANSON, C. C. WINSLOW. 26 York Nl., Head of Naaiih’H Wharf. Jan 1—d For Sale. A SUIT of Sail®, Rigging and Blocks, nearly new, from a fishing Schooner ol loo tons: also Top Bails, Fore and Mainsails, second hand. SAMPSON & CONANT dwftdtf NOf 19 ft 2Q Commercial Wharf, 4 OlMHT!Vi:Ui(HIP. Copartnership Notice• rpHE undersigned have this day formed a copart X nership under the firm name ot JORDAN & RANDALL, And have taken Rooms at the Junction of Free <iu«l Jlitlclle Streets, over H. H. Hay’s Apothe cary store, where they will transact a Wholesale Tailors’ Trimming Business In all its branches. WM. P. JORDAN, ■»«. . , 4 geo. A. RANDALL. March 1st, 1867. war5d3w COPARTNERSHIP. Si A. 111’1'4'114'444'K, has day retired P. trout the firm ot Luff, PLUMMER & CO., in favor of ’ II. U. KEAZEIi, and business will be conducted under the same iirui nau*f LOW. PLUMMER & CO. mar.yilv* Copartnership Notice. HPHE undersigned have this day formed a coparl X nership under the firm name of THOMES, SMARDON A CO., tor the purpose of transacting a general Jobbing business in Tine German,English and American Woolens, TAir.oRg’ TRiraminroM, &c., at New Store, NO. GO UNION STREET. FRANCIS O. THOMES, GEORGE H. SMARDON. Portland. March 1,1867. d2w Copartnership Notice, THE undersigned lmve this tlay torrnod a copart nership under the name of GREENE, READ & SMALL, and have taken store IVo. IIS7 Commercial St., corner of Union, where they will transact a Wholesale Flour,Grocery k Provision Business. Their old friends and the public frcnemllv are re spectfully invited to call. CYRUS GREENE, JOSEPH W. READ, GEO. M. SMALL. Portland, FcJ>- 14,1867. feblSdlm Copartner shift Notice. \ P. iflORGAK has this day retired lrom the jV.* firm of MORGAN. DYER & GO, in favor of R. M. RICHARDSON, atm 1 he business her ratter will l>e conducted under the firm name of “Richardson, Dyer & Co.,” At the oiu stand, No. 143 C ommercial Street, Where they will continue the General Wholesale Business in W, I. Goods, Groceries, Flour and Pro visions. R. M. RICHARDSON, «1. W. DYER, J. E. HANNAFOKD. Feb 2—(13m Dissoluti on of Copartner Hh ip fpHE copartnership heretofore existing under the J. name ol CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent* All persons hold iiS bills against the lirni, are requested to present them tor payment, and those indebted will please call and settle 337 Congress Slreet. CALVIN EDWARDS, WILLIAM G. TWOMLEY. The subscriber having obtained the hue store No. 337 Congress Street, wifi continue the business, and will keep constantly on hand O FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the • Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which he can sell at the manufacturer’s LOWEST PB1CEN. Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS. OLD PLAN OS taken in exchange. SES^* Orders for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. WI, G. TWOMBLV. November 26, 1866. dtf - ----- --- .... .... French Language and Literature TAUGHT BY PROF. LEON DE MONTIER, fj^KOM France; graduated in the Academic de Par X is Univcrsitie do France. Late Professor in the j French Language and Literature in the McGill Uni- I versity and High School of Montreal. Canada Eatet. Prof. LEON de MONTIER begs leave to say that he is prepared to give lessons in the above impor tant brancek ol' modern education, both in Schools and private families. Classes may also be formed by gentlemen and ladies desirous of acquiring a thor ough knowledge and the fluent speaking of the Fioncli Language. Prof. L. dc M.’s method of teaching French will smooth in a great part the difficulties of beginners, whilst to mure advanced pupils lie will impart a pro ficiency ol speaking, together with the pure Parisian accent, so deservedly esteemed by all well educated l»cople. Nothing shall be wanting on the part of Prof. L. de 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 lime. Applications as to the terms mav be made by letter or otherwise, at 52 Free St, or at Messrs Bailey & Noyes Book store, Exchange st. References are kindly permitted by the following: In Portland.—Rev, Dr. Dalton, corner South and Spring Streets; Rev. E. Holies; Dr. Fitch, 87 State Street; Dr Chadwick 295 Congress Street ; Dr. Lud wig ; C. O. Files Esq. Principal ol Portland Acade my. January 10. dtf E. S. WOliMf l.L formerly No. 90 Middle street, takes pleasure in an nouncing that he will on TUESDAY, JAN. 1, 1867, open his NEW PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY At No. 316 Congress Street, [Opposite III roll allies’ TTnll,] where lie will be pleased to wait on his friends and the public Gratelhl tor past patronage, he hopes by strict at tention to business to merit a renewal of t lie same. Persons .wishing lor FIRST CLANS PIC1 PRES of all styles anil sizes are invited to call. Picture* colored in Oil, Water Color* and India Ink by one of tlie best Artist* in the Slate* Special attention paid to Copying of all descriptions. B3F“A11 work warranted to give satisfaction. N. B-r-Work done for Photographers in Ink or Colors at reasonable rat es. janleod3m Winslow’s Machine Works ARE now located on Cross Street rear of our form er Shop on Union Street,and we are prepared to do Machine Work, Forging, Steam, Water and Has Piping, On the most favorable term?, 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 ( having tirst class workmen, ) enables us to give good satisfaction to our customei s, Pump* with plaiu or Galvanized Iron pipe furiai*hcd and put up in the be*t ninu ll tr. We have the Agency of some of the best manufac tures ot machinery in the country. Purchasers will do well to call ami examine price ami list and cata logues. II. WINSLOW A SON, Proprietor*. Feb 19 d3taw&w2m titsi 0onp;res3 St, Porllaml. l Maine. Jb L. B. FOLLETTE, HOSIERY AND GLOVES, HOOP SKIRTS AND OORSETS, Ladies’ & Children’s Underflannels, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. Corner of Congress St. and Tolutan Place. Feb 7, 1867.—dly Casco St. Seminary. rjlHE Spring Term of this School for Young La i. dies and Misses wi‘l commence Monday, March 11. For particulate inquire at No. 15, Preble Street. MARV C. HALL, Principal. rncbld2w* Portland Academy, Union Hnll, (Entrance on Free Street.) TV twS.0!.5*)! a*r‘'8 and attilnments received at any Privafpt inL. ^H1111- Particular attention paid to i,upi,s’ Turms mw C* *• *“-*:*. Principal, FclfldGw Hanover St, P.O.Box 927. Franklin Family School, FOR BOVS, TOPSHAM, -_- - MAINE. A GOOD HOME SCHOOL for Hoys, easily acres sible by K. & P. R. R., twenty-five mtles&m!m Portland, nine miles from Bath. For Circular <vr address the Principal, feblg U4w —j H. A. RANDALL. UEHOVALS. R E M OV A L. STEPHEN GALE lias removed to the Corner of Deer and Middle Sts., a few steps below the old stand, on the opposite side ot the street,_ moliSditw removal: FAIRBANKS’ 8TANDABD 1 SCAMS ! Hatent Money Drawers ! lubber aid Ivory Handled Table Cutlery. ROGERS’ HCjlSSORS —AND— GENERAL HARDWARE, At KING & DEXTER’S, 17 H HI iddlc and 118 federal Streets. tebl9 d3m REMOVAL I The undersigned having removed from Moulton street to their NEW STORE, \o. 6 "l^xcliange Street, would invite the public to examine our large stock ot House, Ship and Parlor Stoves. We have for Sale the P. P. Nicwarl’s Cooking and Parlor Stove*, Gardner Chilxoa’a new Cooking Stove; alao a new Cooking Slave called Ike M* E E ll L ES *%', said to be the best Cooking Stove now manufactured. Wc are Agents for the McGregor New Furnaces, lioth PORTABLE and BRICK, and give our personal attention lo setting then. up. We warrant it the Beal Furnace ever offered for sale in this market. Grateful to our triends and patrons for pastpatron age, would solicit a continuation of the same. «• & »• W. NASH. mchldtf R EM OVAL! JOHN e7~palmee, Wholesale Dealer in Straw Goods and Millinery, Has removed to his New Store (Old Stand) 146 Middle St. n .. ... . JOHN E. PALDIRB. Portland, March 1st, 18G7. d2w L'ASCU NATIONAL BANK. REMOVAL. TKE Casco National Bank will remove to, and be irerwred tor business at their NEW BANKING SE on Middle Stroet, on Tuesday. Pun tith instant. E. P. GEREISH, Cashier. ’ February 25. dim REMOVAL. BY It ON GREEN OEGIl <§ CO. Have removed to their NEW STORE IVo. 140 Middle Street, Mr. J. H. Cries’ interest in the firm ceased Ang 1, fc27d&wlm Oil Store Removed. THE undersigned has removed from his old stand, to No. 223, corner of Fore and Union Streets, where he has tor sale Sperm, Whale, and Lard Oil; Sperm, Adamantine, Paraffine, and Wax Candles, which lie will sell at the lowest market price. Thank ful to his friends and the public generally for past favors, be respectfully solicits a continuance WM. A. HYDE. February 22, 1867._ fob23 dim R E 3IOVAI7! A. E. WEBB, Merchant Tailor, Has Removed to his New Rooms, No. 3 Free Strtet Block, g«bl2_ Over Chadbonrn & Kendall. dtt REMO V E D . ~~ 8TBOUT-& GAGE, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over L<orfiig’« Drag Store* 8. C. 8TROUT. U. W. GAGE. dec31 <l&wtf REMOVAL. JAMES O’DONNELL, Counsellor at Law, Notary Public & Commissioner of Deeds, Has removed to Clapp’s New Block. CGR. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, Jan 15. (Over Sawyer’s Fruit Store.) dtf REMO V A L 2 XV. II. CLIFFORD, Counsellor at Law, An«l Solicitor of Patents, Has Removed to Corner1 of Brown and Uongress Streets, jalti BROWN’S NEW BLOCK. dtf A . <fc 8. E. SPRING HAVE removed to their former place of business, over the Ocean limnranee Oliire, corner Exchange and Milk Street. iebll dim O UT OF THE EIRE ! B. F. SMITH A SON’S New Photograph Roor&s, —AT— NO. 16 MARKET SCJUAKE. aug20 n dtf «. G. DQWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT August 30, 1866. u dtt HOLDEN & PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Ofllce, 229 1-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House. A. B. IIOLDEN. HCpStftl H. C. PtAPODY. Harris & Waterhouse, JOBBERS OP Hats, Caps and Furs. Portland, Dec. 3d 1866. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hats, Caps, and Furs, have removed to their New Store, No. 12 Exchange Street, F. R. HARRIS. de4tf J. E. WATERHOUSE. DOW A LIBBEV. InMornnrc Agintii, will be found at No 117 Commercial, corner ot Exchange St. Home Office of New York; National Office ot Boston; Narvagansett office oi Providence; Putuarn Office of Hartford; Standard Office of New York, and other reliable offices, are represented by this agency. _Jolin Dow. Jy25dU F. W. Libbey. ^OTICE. H. J. LIBBY <fc CO., Manufacturers and Commission Merchants. Counting Room over First National Bank, No. 23 Free street, second ■dory._ iyll tt | AitIHKONE iflERRILL, Dealer in ♦I • Watches, Jewelry, Masonic Regalia, aud Mili tary Goods, No 13 Free street, Portland. Same store with Geycr and Caleb iyI2dtf AGI-jE >11 LLS, although burned up, the Pro J prietors, Messrs. L. J. Hill &, Co., are now pre pared to furnish Coffees, Spices, Cream Tartar, «&<*, at their new place of business, No. 100 Green St. An Order Slate may be found at Messrs. Low, Plummer & Co’s, No 83 Commercial St, and at Mr C. M. Rice’s Paper Warehouse, No. I8*j Fore Street. All oiders promptly attended to. Goods ai ihe low. st prices. jullGtf H PACKARD, Bookseller and Stationer, may be • lo11ud at No. 237 Congress St., corner of Oak st; __ ___ JullGtl US. WEBSTER, 4 CO., cau.bc tound at the store • oi ij. lv. Babb, Clapp’s Block, No. 9, where we ofior a good assortment of Clothing and Furnishing Goods at low prices. jul 16 OMITH & REED. Counsellors at Law. Morton ^ Block, Congress St. Same entrance as D. S. Ar my' offices._ iyl2dtf T1III-; EASTERN EXJPRE4N ( O are now I permanently located at No. 21 Free street, and preparei. to do Express Business over all the Kail road arid Steamboat routes in tlio State, and West by S- & P-, Eastern and Boston «& Maine Roads to Boston, connecting there with Expresses to all parts ol the country. . the convenience ol our customers on Coinmcr c,al and Fore streets, an order book lor freight Calls wnl be kept at office of Canadian Express Co., No. -I'""-'Jtrcet. ,1. M. \VlNSLOW. Jy24 tf KA \b, Attorneys and Counsellors, _• M *^ree Street, near Middle. juli3 MAHI.VN CmULD, Merchant Tailor, has removed to No. 16 Market Square, over Sweetsir’s Aiwtlie cary store._ jylu-ti | \EBLOI« A WEBB, Attorney* and JLe < on urn Horn, at the Boodv House, corner of Congress and Chestnut streets. v jy26 Heating- Apparatus For Stores, Banks, School-houses, Churches, dc. THE subscribers are prepared lo put up Steam or Hot Water Apparatus, and guaramce as good results ill every particular as enn bo obtained from Boston or New York contractors. We use lor Steam Radiation coil- ol Wrought Iron pipes, Cast Iron or Sheet Iron Radiators. For Hot Water Circulation, Cast Iron Pipes, in Hot Airchambeis or colls in the Rooms HMSdlm DANIEL WINSLOW Sc SON. INSURANCE STATEMENT OF CONDITION OF THE Commerce Insurance Comp’y, Of Albany, N. If., Dec. 31, I860. assets: Real Estate,.$ 45 000 00 Bonds and Mortgages. 100,875 00 Bank Stock,. 7,500 00 United States Securities,. 227,472 00 Demand Loans with Collaterals. 4.1,745 00 Cash on hand and in hands of Ageuts,.. . 34,250 47 Accrued Interest,. 4,949 go 8532,701 29 LIABILITIES : Unadjusted Losses.$11,775 00 __,, A. Van Allen, President. R. M. Hamilton, Secretary. State of New York, I City and County of Albany, j ss _ Albany, Fob. 21, 1807. Personally appeared before me Adam Van Allen, President, and It. ,M. Hamilton, Secretary, of the above named Company, and made oath that the fore going statement made by them is true to the best of their knowledge and belief, and that they have con cealed no material acts. A. P. STEVENS, Notary,Public. JOS. H. WEBSTER, Agent, 4eb27-d3w No. IO South Street. PURELY MUTUALT THE

New England Mutual Life Insurance Gomp’y, OF BOSTON, MASS. Obganized 1843. Cash Assets, .January 1,18C7, $4,700,000. Cash Dividends of 1864-5, now in course of payment, G73,000. Total Surplus Divided, 2,200,000. Losses Paid in 18G6, 314,000. Total Losses Paid, 2,367,000. Income tbr 1866, 1,778,000. 63?“Annual Distributions in Cash. Local Agents should apply to RUFFS SMALL & SON, _•t'l'Jdtf_General Agents at Biddcford, Me. The Best Investment! 5-20’s & 7-30’slTs. G«v't Bonds ARE ROOD! BUT A POLICY WITH THE GREAT Mutual Life Ins. Co., Ol New York, 19 BETTER] lash Assets, Feb. 1, $18,500,000 GtTcrumeiit Bonds arc Exempt from Taxation, so xrith Money invested in n Life Policy!. B' you Lave $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. Govf. Bunds may be lost, stolen or destroyed bv fire, as many have been. A Life Policy if destroyed, stolen, or lost, may be restored, and in no case will there be any loss ot tho money paid. For the poor man it ls- . 8t SAV1-NGS Rank; tor the men it is the safest investment, yielding mure than any othef. Any one haying doubts may be satistled bv calling at our Otlice. Do not insure until you do so. No other Company can furnish such results. The following statement of Policies, taken out at iius Agency and now in lorce, show the large in crease, or dividends, over the payments in these tew cases. Many others, with references, can be fur nished if desired: No of. Sum Am’t of Dividend „ Pres. val. Policy. Insured. Prem. Pd. Additions.* of Policy. 518 $3500 $2252,25 $2710,22 $6210.22 500 201,23 375,02 675,02 4116 1000 533,90 685,93 1685,93 7,67 8000 3699,20 4836,87 12,830,87 5000 2608,00 3217,84 8217,84 }®i£» J*l° B-59,80 544.52 1544,® 10793 3000 1066,20 1579,53 4597,53 12410 1500 410,93 623,24 2123,64 These cases are made up to Fob. I, I Stitt. An other Dividend is now to be added. Do not fail to apply at the Agency ot W. D. LITTLE & Co, No 79 Commercial St, near the Old Custom House. Non Forfeiting, Emlswment, Ten Vear, aB" *11 other For inn of Policies nre in* ***“ thia Company, on more favor able advantages than by any other. This Co. issued (luring the last 12 months, 13.343 Policies, bring 1,000 more than issued by any other Co. In this country. Cash received for PREMIUMS £5,342,812. Receipts for interest, Si, 112,000, while iot Jjhowiiig tho receipts losses. ~ its tJT" J5c cartful not to confound the name of this Co. icith others similar. febib dlf INSURANCE NOTICE. F0YE, COFFIN & SWAN, UNDERWRITERS, —AND— General Insurance Agents, have returned to their old stand, Occau Insurance Co.’s Block, EXCHANGE NTBEET. F. C. & S. continue to represent first class Com panies in all departments of insurance. Losses equitably adjusted and promptly paid. fcbl3dtf REMOVAL, Sparrow’s Insurance Office is this day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the new and commodious rooms SO. 06 EXCHANGE STREET, IN THE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where he i9 now prepared to place insurance, in all its forms, and lor any amount, in companies second to uoothers on the globe,-and on the most favorable terms. Parties preferring first class insurance, are rcs peetftilly invited to cal!. November 5,1866. dtf L». T womb ley, General Insurance Broker, • would inform his many friends and »he pubFc generally that he is prepared to continue the insur ance Business as a Broker, and can place Fire, Life and Marine Insurance to ^ny extent in the best Com panies in the United States. All business entrusted to my c re shall be faithfully attended to. Office at C. M. Rice’s Paper Store, No. 1S3 Fore St, where orders can he left. juli6tf Lea &; Perrins' CELEBRATED Worcestershire Sauce ! PRONOUNCED BY ConuoUMan To be The “Only Good Sauce!” And applicable to EVERY VARIETY OP dish. EXTRACT of a letter from a Medical Gentleman at Madras, to liis Brother at Worcester, May, 1851. “Tell Lea & Per rins that their Sauce is highly esteemed in India, and is in my opinion the most pal atable as well as the most wholesome Sauce that is made.'’ The success ot this most delicious and unrivaled condiment having caused many unprincipled dealers to apply the name to Spurious Compounds, the pub lic is respectfully and earnestly requested to see that the names ot Lea & Perrins are upon the Wrap per, Label, Stopper and Bottle. Manufactured by LEA A' PERRINS; Worcester. John Duncan’s Sons, NEW YOIiK, Agents for the United States. ocl7dly FURNITURE S The undersigned would respectfully call I he attention of the citizens of Portland to I he fact that, he i9 prepared to offer them PARLOR SUITS —AND ALL— UPHOLSTERY GOODS OF III* OWN MANUFACTURE ! Which he will always WARRANT TO BE AS REC OMMENDED, with Prices Beyond Competition ! N. B.—Repairing of all kinds neatly and promptly done. CHAS. B. WHITTEMORE, (Successor to Geo. T. Burru’tgha t/ Co.,) feb20,ltf LANCASTER HALL. GAS FIXTURES I OOVELL & 00, 554 Broadway, Now York, Importers and Manufacturers of Chandeliers, Gas Fixtures, &c., Of the latest styles. Store Pendents and Brackets of every variety of pattern made to suit any sized room or hall. The attention of Architects anti Builders is respectfully solicited. Prices to suit the Uines. Refers by permission to Messrs. Mamnt, Poor & Co., Portland. febl4«llm OAS FIXTURES! JOHN KINSMAN has a good assortment of GAS FIXTURES of all kinds, and will sell them as low as they can be bought in Boston, New York or elsewhere. JOHN KINIHAN} Union Street, mchfdtt PORTLAND, ME’ DAILY press. PORTLAND. Wednesday Morning, March 6, 1867. The lhc , Parties can no more long outlive their use fulness than individuals. As a general rule when a nation, a party or an individual ceas es to grow, and the vital circulation becomes stagnant, decay commences, and death is al most sure to follow speedily. True, for a Ion time mere existence may he prolonged, as in an etl’ete nation, bed-ridden individuals, or political parties that have ceased to subserve any other purpose than that of beacons to warn the living tide against backward tenden cies and cast-off issues. The old Whig party, which enrolled on its books such brilliant names as those of Clay, Wirt and Everett, and names of such ponderous weight as those of Adams, Webster and Evans, came to its death by having no further mission to accomplish. It had it3 day, performed its work, and ii^e a filled up scroll had to be rolled up and filed away among the things of the past, nor could the skill of all the constitutional and legal doctor in the universe have continued its life or essentially varied its destiny. The Democratic party is going the same way. It has outlived all that ever gave it vi tality except its name. It no longer repre sents living, breathing, feeling men, or a pro gressive age, nor is it the guardian of human equal rights, but it has become the merest drag upon the car ol progress, the barnacle upon the bottom of the ship of State, the millstone upon the nation's neck, and to death and dusty oblivion it must descend. It has become hollow, senseless, lifeless and of fensive, and every popular election only dem onstrates this fact, the returns of the con stantly diminishing party vote reminding one of the first dirt thrown upon the newly de posited coffin. The Southern men, to Whom the Northern Democracy now look for a recip rocation of the aid and comfort which was so generally extended to them in their late ex tremity, regard the Democracy of to-day as we have represented it in the above remarks, and one of them, Gov. Brown of Georgia, has seed fit to remind them that the party which crosses a nations war path must go to the wall. In a recent speech he said: The Democratic Party is not sustained by the people ot the Noith, aud is not gaining ground. As is always the case after a success ful war, the party iu the Government which is set down as opposed to the war, is unpopular The reconstruction policy of the President is not sustained by the popular sentiment ot the Northern people. Of the dominant party at the North—the party of vitality, of living issues—the same gentleman truthfully remarked, in the speech quoted from above: The , party usually designated the “Radical I arty is sustained by the majority of the jieo ple ot the North. The Congressmen of that party are generally representative men. This Gov. Brown is one of the men who, under the newly passed reconstruction hill, are disfranchised, and yet with more patriot ism and less haughtiness than has been or now is usual in the South, he urges his peo ple to accept the situation, and to lose no time in dosing in with the overtures lor peace and settlement which that bill holds out to them. After reading the following extract from the Governor, one almost feels to commiserate his situation, and to regret that he must fall be neath the retributive act which will make of him a political nonentity. That a man of such spirit, laboring to confer benefits upon his people from which he must be excluded, will long remain among the disfranchised, we do not believe. In a recent speech he said: soSma^FsVsWr'm P^cuts_it with thine adversary quickly.” We are pros trate and powerless. Wc can offer no further resistance. The conquerors dictate their own terms, which are heightened in severity by the delay ot the conquered to accent them. Be cause we have lost immensely, is it wise stub bornly to sacrifice the little that islefi to us?— Tile decree has gone forth that some of us, my self among others, who were called to lead our people and direct public affairs during the late unhappy struggle, shall he disfranchised, and at least politically sacrificed. If the sympa thies of those whom we represented were not with us, they would be less than human. But is it best that they cling to us till they have made beggars of their wives and children, and plunged themselves into irretrievable ruin, when their fidelity cando us no good? I think not. Justice to their wives and childred re quires that we do not encourage them in this course. And above all, if peace, quiet and re turning prosperity can be restored to Bur un happy country by the sacrifice, we should make it without further hesitation or delay. The Compound-Interest Notes. The bill to provide for the redemption of the compound-interest notes outstanding, passed the two houses of Congress as follows: Be it enacted, dec. That for the purpose of redeeming and retiring any compound-interest notes outstanding, the Secretary of the Treas ury is hereby authorized and directed to issue temporary loan certificates in the maimer pre scribed by section four of the act entitled “An act to authorize the issue of United States notes and for the redemption or funding there of, and forfunding the floating debtof the 'Uni ted States,” approved February 25,1802, bear ing interest at a rate not exceeding three per cent, per annum, principal and interest paya ble in lawful money on demand; aud said cer tificates ot temporary loan may constitute and be held by any national bank holding or own ing the same as a part of tlio reserve provided for in sections thirty-one and thirty-two of the act entitled “An act to provide a national cur rency secured by a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation anil redemption thereof,” approved June 3, 1884: Provided, That not less than two-fitths of the entire reserve of such bank shall consist of lawful money of the United States: And pro vided further, That the amount of such tem porary certificates, at any time outstanding, shall not exceed $50,000,000. This settlement of the matter is not the worst which might have happened. These three per cent, certificates will replace titty millions of compounds now held by the banks, at a lower rate of interest than than we have been payiug, which is a step in the right di rection. The remaining fifty millions mann ing this year will have to be paid out of the funds in the Treasury, reported on the 1st inst. at 97 millions in coin and 45 millions in currency. This of course will lie a contrac tion of the currency to the extent of 50 mil lions, since it is well understood that the com pounds are not in circulation. It must lie borne in mind, however, that the Secretary of the Treasury is already authorized,not direct ed, to withdraw 48 millions a year. If then the contraction arising from the payment ot the compounds proves too rapid for the busi ness of the country, it is in the power of the Secretary to suspend the process of con traction by calling in and destroying the legal tenders, and thus limit the whole operation to these G8 millions. The prospect of a with drawal of 50 millions a year from circulation, ought not, under the circumstances, to occa sion any serious alarm. The I.ale Vrtaes. Only a synopsis of the President’s veto mes sages was received at this office, Monday night, by telegraph. The messages are published at length in some of the Boston papers, and we would cheerfully transfer them to our columns did we believe the readers of the Prccs wyuld appreciate such an act. Of coarse they are made up of the old story to wliich President Johnson has become familiar, and those who have read one of hisvetoes on any|subject in volving the question of equal rights, know pretty well the tone and mode of argument ex hibited in his last efforts. The fact that consid erably more thau two-thirds of both Houses failed to he (influenced by the arguments of the President, affords pretty conclusive evi dence that he did not succeed in making his ease any plainer than the sun at noon-day, to say the least. To meet the objection of unconsti tutionality urged by the President against the Reconstruction bill, we need only quote a pas sage from Senator Reverdy Johnson of Mary land, on the finai passage ot tho bill over the veto; Mr. Johnson being one ot the President s political friends, and confessedly one oMghe ablest constitutional lawyers of the Democrat ic school now on the stage of action. His re marks are reported as follows: Mr Johnson said that, while doing as he most sincerely did full justice to the conscientious nurposo of the President, he could rot but re gret that he had felt himself compelled to send this message to Congress. There were many propositions in law contained in that message which could not be maintained. There were many errors of judgment in it which, upon ex amination, would lie apparent. The result to winch he had been compelled to come in th« exercise of his judgment, which there was no I doubt was conscientiously exercised, seemed to hnn, the speaker, fraught with nothing but continued turmoil, danger and error, to the South and to the entire country. Hc rose, therefore, for the purpose ol slating very brief ly, in addition to what he had already said when the measure was before the Senate on a former ocoasion, why it was that he had cast the vote lie had cast on that occasion, arul why it was that he should give the same vote now. [Applause in the galleries, which was repress ed by the chair.] It will uot be for a moment supposed, said Mr. Johnson, by those to whom lam addressing myself, that I am gov erned now, or that I was governed then, by any hope of popular applause. My motives, if 1 know myself, were perfectly pure and patri otic. 1 saw belore me a distracted and almost bleeding country. 1 thought 1 saw, aud I think 1 sec now, the means by which it might "■tutored to a healthful condition, aud the nstitutioiM of the country in the end preserv when arr‘ve<l at the period of my life I..’h„.?T,‘r'any other ambition animated me, serving?-110 olbet ambition now than that of him to*savy»‘;,TJtry' was unnecessary lor st.uetionj exacted6conditions to1 Thev were in n- by ,tbe present executive. tional as any thm ciuUu"1'?1 a1 unco°stitn' The Congress of the Uni»iaU ad ln tb,s b*d’ opinion tnat, notwSn.tLd!^ ,?U‘tea war® u* Southern States comphed ol tbe acted by the present chief ma^sUate^tW could uot be restored without tlTe « tb< y congressional legislation, and this w£,°“,Kf judgement of the country. Then how they to come back? Only by complying with the conditions which Congress may impose— whether Congress had the authority to impose them or not—or, tailing to comply, to remamin the sad condition in which they now are. He imputed had motives neither to Congress nor to the executive. He thought he know his du ty to the institutions of the country too well to call i|i question the motives of either. He conceded purity of purpose and patriotic princi ples to both. He differed from both, but he sought the restoration of the Union, and hc saw no way of accomplishing it now but by the adoption of the measure now before the Sen ate. In conclusion he said he was glad to see from the public prints of the South, and to be informed by many leading men of tbe South, that it was the purpose of the Southern States to organize under this bill. They were taking lessons from Experience. “The constitutional amendment,’’he said, “if it had been adopted, would have brought into this chamber and the other chamber representatives from the South. Of that I have no doubt. Now it will uot. The bill which we passed, and which was after ward amended in the House, would have ac complished the same purpose upon terms less exacting than the one now before the Senate. It was amended aud the amendment is the most obnoxious feature of the bill. The Sen ate passed it and I voted for it. Why? Be cause I thought, I kuow 1 thought, I had satis factorily ascertained that this failing, a meas ure of a more rigid character, a measure found ed upon the idea tliat the people of the South were conquered enemies and their property li able to forfeiture, would have been enacted.” Tbe Cental Mfeteat* Dry measures ars about to be abolished, and Weight is to take their place. Henceforth coni, grain, &c. are to be bought and sold by the pound, and Prices Current will report tbe prices tier 100 lbs. This will secure to every purchaser a true and uniform amount of nu tritious substance in the breadstuffs purchased. Hitherto the bushel measiue has not always been a correct criterion on account of tbe dif ference in tbe weight of the same species of cereals. The cental system was first recom mended by the Albany Board of Trade. Since tben, it has been approved and adopted by similar Boards in all the large grain marts of the country, St. Louis, Chicago, Milwaukie, Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, Rochester, New York, Philadelphia and, we believe, Boston. By common understanding the cental system went into operation in all those places on the 1st day of March inst. The Rural New York er makes the subject plain by the following: For a time there may be some contusion in tbe quotation of prices, but people will very soon liecome accustomed to the new method. Some papers have published long tables, giv ing prices per bushel, and at the same rate per cental. Such tables are not always accessible, and we therefore give a rule by which buyers and sellers can make their own calculations. The standard weight of Wheat per bushel is 00 lbs.; Corn and Rye, 56 lbs.; Barley, 48 lbs.; Oats, 02 lbs. The price per bushel being giv en, to find tbe price per central multiply tbe price per bushel by 100 and divide by tbe num ber of pounds in tbe bushel. For instance :— price1 'per ”?imar'—7o0 x 109 = 15^000- 60“ $2.50, which is the price per central. Again: The price per cental being given, to find the price per bushel multiply the price percental by tbe nuuilier of pounds in the bu-liel and divide by 100. Example: At $2.50 per cen tal, what is the price per bushel of CO lbs.? — 2.50 x 00=15,000- 100 = $1.50, the price per bushel. Vegetables ought to be sold by weight, as well as grain. A bushel of com is leveled by a strickle; but a bushel ol potatoes, apples, beets or carrots, is heaped up to five pecks. Traxi. [Correspondence of the Press.] nailers ia Hfsw York. New York, Mat. 5,1867. The TVeaffier—Bridging Broadway—Hang ing at the Tombs—Building in New York —The Great Newspapers— Waste of Water —Maine Clergymen in Brooklyn. In my last, allusion was made to the im proved condition and spring-like appearance of the weather. Since tben, it has been dem onstrated that signs fail; for we have had an other great snow-storm and its concomitants ot ice, slush, and mud, which have just come to a termination in a powerful rain, and fog of the thickness they have in Eastport, Me., where, it is said, they cut it in squares with a “cast-knife.” Did you ever see New York in process of convalescence from a snow storm, when the snow gets fully incorporated with the black mud, and, under a powerful sun be gins to run ? Broadway is a continuous acre of slush. Nassau street abounds in icebergs and mud-puddles. Down Fulton street tbe water runs in rivulets, and East and North Rivers absolutely swell with tbe debris of the street. 'Then pedestriauism—there is the rub! See the black, waxy paste adhering to boots, pants, skirts, &c., visible and invisible. Wit ness the tall and gentlemanly members of the Broadway Police squad, with mud up to their eyes, passing ladies across Bioadway between horses’ heads, omnibus steps, butchers’ carts and truck wagons. Never, till you sec this, will you have a realizing sense of mud—iuky, greasy, everlasting New York mud. But it is refreshing just about this time to know that Broadway is to be bridged 1 At the intersec tion of Fulton, within a week, a fine iron bridge has been raised. At this point, where such immense masses of humanity pass every moment, it was found impossible to put up a bridge in the day time, and most of the work has been done in the night. It will be finish ed this week, and then, when Broadway is blocked up and mud surges in its centre, the pedestrian may ascend a flight of iron steps and get up or down Broadway and into Ful ton street by an serial transit The evening papers of Friday afternoon last informed the public that on the morning of that very day a man was hung in the ‘'Tombs.” That man was George Wagner. He was le gally choked to death for the murder of his wile. About 200 spectators, including the re porters who get in everywhere, were present, besides the officers of justice and a force of about 150 of the Metropolitan Police. Wag ner, who was about half dead with consump tion, died a terrible death by strangulation, the shock not being sufficient to dislocate his neck. He was nearly five minutes in the contortion of the dreadful agony. Another *ictim to the law’s stern justice, Charles B. Manuel, is to be hung in the Tombs on the 19th day of next month. The Board of Health, established by the 1 legislature of last year, is to have extra pow er granted by the present Legislature. It has been found absolutely necessary in order to secure tbe prompt execution of measures for the protection of life and the prosecution of health in the city of New York. It is aston isbinghow, for the sake of pelf, men will en danger the lives and health of others. A case in point is a late report to the Board of nealth, in substance that one S. M. Styles is building a blodt of ten dwelling-houses, with Si^-second «., poplHisto hCentirely destitute of adh&V*qualltW The wall of one'^" the npuses fell down,about a i(uk ago, wheffthe floorjrtmber^ wefc being punn. in* juring four persons. All tlkhiftfls hate to be propped up to keep them from falling till the roof can be got on to keep them together. The Board of Health have very properly ordered the work to stop, the walls to be taken down and rclaid with proper mortar. The annual report of the Superintendent of | Public Buildings shows that the number of buildings erected during the year is 10T0~h^T ing480more than in 1865. The number of dangerous buildings reported as existing iu the city is 331, many of them owned by non residents who cannot be foucd. In 099 tene ment houses, the proprietors have been oblig ed to put in “fire-escapes,” and in one case of the refusal of a proprietor to do it, he was ar rested for misdemeanor, and the case is now before the courts. 'The use of blue stone for caps, or brick piers for loundatioDS for iron fronts, is strongly condemned as very danger ous. The great newspapers of New York are the Jlerahl, the Tribune, the World and the Times. \ ery few people have any idea of the amount of capital invested in these American “Thunderers.” The Herald is soon to be moving into a new marble palace on the corner of Broadway and Ann street, which cost over $1,000,000. James Gordon Bennett made the Herald. The expend itures o! the Tribune lor the past year were $900,000. Horace Greeley made the Tri bune. The World occupies oue of the finest newspaper offices in New York. Manton Marble, a polished writer, is its presiding genius. The Times building, which fronts Printing-House Square and merges Park Row, and Nassau street together, is a beauti ful building. The Times made about $100,000 the last year. Henry J. Raymond, one of the most prolific writers of the day, made the Times. The official examination to which I alluded in a former letter as to the reason why a re cent fire in Broadway proved so destructive and was not sooner extinguished is a result of importance to every city and especially to in surancec orapanies I will mention a few other facts elicited by the examination. It wa3 stated that New York, with a population of $1,000, 000, uses 60,000,000 gallons oi water daily, while London, with a population of $3,000 - 000, uses but 00,000,000. In London the water is measured by metres; in New York it is not measured. John H. Rhodes, water purveyor, testified that the bead of water at the hy drants is not sufficient to supply band engines, and the only wonder is that New York was not burned down long ago. The waste of water from the Ridgewood in Brooklyn is almost equal to the waste from the Croton in -sew lork. About lour tilths of the water io Brooklyn is wasted, and an additional main pipe is to he laid the ensuing summer at a cost of ♦1,000,000. Mr. Rhodes says the former pressure at the hydrants iu Brooklyn was 40 i>ounds—now it is only 10 pounds. The examination went to show that some thing must be done to prevent the excessive waste from the two great acqueducts; and the only feasible plan seems to be a check on water extravagance by the universal adoption of water metres. Brooklyn, the “City of Churches” on the other side of East river, has, in the list of her clergy, two of the Maine Episcopal Diocese. Rev. Alexander Burgess, formerly of St. Luke's, Portland, is now officiating in the old parish of St. John, formerly under the‘charge of the eloquent Seymour. Mr. Burgess is well received by the people, and by his gen tlemanly and sociable characteristics, added to close application to clerical labors, is gain ing hosts of friends. Rev. Edward Jessup, also of Maine, and formerly Rector of Grace Church, Bath, is now the tespected and elo quent Rector of the Church of the Redeemer, on Pacific street. The church has grown rapidly under his charge, and within a year past, bis new ahurch, a beautiful edifice, has been finished and occupied. Thus it appears that if New York has given to Maine a Bish op, Marne has given to New York Diocese two faithful laborers In the priestly office. Nassau. A GBEEK Natai. OOTwtomon OoMnro. It is stated a journal of Trieste, in a letter from Athens, that the Greek Parliament has voted to increase the national marine to the extent of 2,000 sailors, and that the Govern ment intends to send to the United States in a few weeks from now several officers of the fleet, and mechanicians, for the purpose of purchasing a number of vessels of war. It Is expected that these Commissioners will leave at the same time that Gen. Callergis, lately nominated Greek Minister to Washington, sets off for his post. The Greeks are looking mote and more to our country for sympathy and material aid, as our position must natu rally lead us to take a moral and less selfish view of the settlement of the Oriental ques tion. Jeaaie Jaae aa the Faehfeai. SPRING STYLES. The new short dresses tor spring wear made in two colors—the dress of ono, the petti coat and sac paletot of another. A black dress with purple petticoat and paletot is a good combination, also black and dark bright blue. A green poplin dress and black silk un derskirt and paletot is a good style or a fine thibet dress with jacket and petticoat as the contrasting color. Care should be taken not to make the upper dress too short. Six inches is sufficient difference between the length of the upper skirt and the lower, measuring, of course, from the point of the dents, if it is cut in the usual way. The handsomest short dresses are black and trimmed with jet, with a painting below, hat they are leas fresh and spring-like in their appearance than the con trasting styles mentioned above. SPRING BOSKETS. This is a very important question. All fem ininedom arc anxious to know what new sur prises the milliners are preparing for them, and whether they will have to sacrifice their last new chignon. Their milliners, on the contra ry, are as anxiously inquiring hoitethcy can invent a small bonnet which will be piquant, which will not interfere with the hair, and which enterprising young ladies and economi cal persons cannot make for themselves. The results of their labors are not as yet very clear ly defined. ‘‘Opening day” is still too far oft', but the indications are all iu favor of a return to the complex bonnet, the regular orthodox combination of crown, brim and cape which preceded the saucy little “saucers” worn du ring the last nine months. Among the advanced styles that wo hare seen, the “Levigne” is the most decided novel ty. The brim turns up in front like the rim of a turban, with this difference, that it ascends instead of lying flat to the crown, and forms a tiara over the forehead. A narrow cape at the back surmounts the chignon and forms a comb. This is quite new and rather distingue, but it . can be becoming to very few women. Other styles in fancy straw approach more nearly to the bonnets of several years. The brim is nar row, but somewhat pointed and elevated in front, the cape small and surmounts the chig non. The crown is the most important part of the bonnet, and fits to the top or the head in stead of at the hack, leaving the cape and brim to serve as ornamental appendages, rath er than indispensable parts of the main struc ture.—Bottom Pott. Aweriru Implements and Carriages. There is, perhaps, np respect in which the new world has gone farther beyond the old than in diminishing the weight of carriages and imple ments. The American hoe Is a thin plate of steel, which a child could wield, instead of the heavy Kuropean iron hoe which it requires two or three times the amount of muscular power to lift, and which, nevertheless, does not cut the soil so easily and well. In ^cythos, pitch far fca and other implements, we find the same substitution of a superior material and a dim nuUon of weight; tU greatly lightning the labors of the form, and increasing the'r offl C'lt is, however, in pleasure carriages that the greatest improvement is to be remarked,—an improvement which our carriage-makers have been slow to imitate. The employment of the very best materials enables the .American car riage-makers to turn out a vehiole so light that it is very easy ta draw, and yet strong enough to carry .a good load and bear the roughest roads. Indeed it dances so lightly over the roads and yields so easily to any inequality that it scarcely feels stones and holes which would make a heavily-built carriage strain and creak. The Americans have “calculated" how to re lieve their horses as much as possible, and they have succeeded so effectualy that, with their light carnages, they will get much more work out of a horse amt carriage than if the latter were heavily built, besides d ri vi nii»l t *L,m uc h more pleasure all the time.—Montreal Wltn at John Stuart Mat, « » »P'*k",'a‘h“; £ scribed by the Loudon correspondent ot the Nation: . . _ xr;iv» amtearanco, on the other hand, de MrM.llsappea™ ftom the Talue of hi, word. yHe fooks so slight snd frail his ■ T, i« so feeble aud requires so much atten his manner it so nervously rapid, that one feels at first alarmed lest he should suddenly break down. The impressiou is heightened—at least in the House of Com mons—by an odd habit of complete y stopping for intervals of a moment or two, and putting his hand before his face to collect his thought*. After listening for a time to the completely finished and connected sentences which com# in a steady stream, from his lips between the. e intMTiintions we gradually recover confidence, K»n nem quite a comforts ble or mtisfactory