Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, March 7, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated March 7, 1867 Page 1
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I Established June 23,1863. rot. 6. PORTLAND, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 7, 1867. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is I>aM;jJ**} everyday, (Sunday excepted,) at No. 1 I rimers Exchange, Couimcxcial Street, Portland. N. A. FOSTEK, Proprietor. 'I erms:—Eight Dollar? a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, i» published at the same place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, Invariably in advance. Kates of advertising.—One inchol space,in length oi column, constitutes a “square.” $1 50 per square daily first week : 75 cents per week after; three insertions, or less, $1.00; continu lnjr every other day after first week, 50 cents. Halt square, three insertions or les9,75 cents; one week, $1 "0; 50 cents per week alter. Under head of ‘‘AMUSEMENTS,’’ $2.00 per square per week: t hree insert ions or less, $ l .&u. Special Notices,$1.25 per square tor the first in sertion, and 25 cents per square for each subsequent insertion. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State Press”(which lias a large circulation in every par ol the Slate) for $1.00 per square tor first Insertion' and 50 cents per square tor each subsequent iuscr tlou. BUSINESS CABDS. C. J. SCHUMACHER, FRESCO PAINTER. Oflee at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. Q. Schlotter beck & Co., 303 Congress hi, Portland, Me, jal2dtf One door above Brown. H. M.BBE WEB, (Successors to J. Smith & Go.) ITIanutnrlurrr of Leather Belling. Alsu lor sale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, BIVETM and BUBS, sept3dtf n 311 Cougreim hirer!. W. P. FREEMAN & CO., Upholsterers and Manufacturers ot FUMITUBE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Spring-Beds, Mattresses, Few Cushions, do. 1 Clapp’s Block- foot Chestnut Street, Portland. Freeman, D. W. Deane. C. L. Quinby. tl n_ A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers in Stoves, Banges & Furnaces, Can be found in their iVEW BWLDINU ON LIME hT., (Opposite the Market.) Where they will l»e pleased to see all their former customers and leceive orders as usual. augl7dt f n CHASE, CRAM fc STURTEVANT, GENERAL Commission Merchants, Widgery’s Wliurl, POBTLASD, Mg. oct!6dtl HOWARD A CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M INK. Office No, 30 Exchange Street, Joseph Howard, jy9tf n Nathan Cleaves, j M. PEARSON, Gold and Silver Plater —AND— Manufacturer ol Silver Ware, Temple Street, first door from Congress Street PORTLAND, ME. May ID—illy n - —« — ■ ■ .— - ■ ORS. PEIRCE & FEBNALD, UEVTISTS, NO. ITS niDDl.R STREET. C. N. Peikoe. S. C. Febnald. February 21. dtf Deering, Milliken & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, ■aimill dtl_Eor.luu'l, Maine. JOSEPH STORY Peirhyn Marble fo. Manufacturers and Dealers in Enameled Slate Chimney Pieces, Brackets, Pier Slabs, Grates and Chimney Tops. Importer and dealer in Eng lish Floor Tiles, German and French Flower Pots, Hanging Vases, Parian, Bisque, and Bronze Statuette and Busts. Glass Shades and Walnut Stands, Bohe mian and Lava Vases and other wares. 112 TREMONT STREET Studio Building _aug22—Cm n BOSTON, Mass. SHEPLEY & STROUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OFFICE. Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex change street. o. F. SHEPLEY. jy9t.l A. A. STROUT. 11. W. llOBINSOX, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, 449 Congress Street* Jan 4—dtf PERCIVAL BONNEY, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, Morton Bloch, Congress Street, Two Roar. nbOTe Preble House, PORTLAND, ME. nuv!9 tf DAVIS, MESERVE, HASKELL A 00., Importers and Jobbers of Dry Goods and Woolens, Arcade 18 Free Street*} F. DAVIS, C. H. MESERVE, ,,n i.. p. haskell, PORTLAND, MB E. CHAPMAN. nov9*65dlf W. F. PHILLIPS & CO; Wholesale Druggists, No. 148 Fore Street. oct 17-dtl JOHN 1V.~1)AXA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St. Decs—dtf ROSS & FEENY, PLASTEEERS, PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL 8TU000 AND MASTIO WORKERS, Oik Street, between, Congress and Free Sts., PORTLAND, ME. Coloring, Whitening and White-Washing prompt , y attended to. Orders Horn out ol town solicited. May 22—dtl JOHN 10. DOW, Jr., Attorney and Counsellor at Law, JAUNCEY COURT, Wall Street, - - - - - New York City. jS^CommisBioner for Maine and Massachusetts. Jan. 29 dtf WST W. WHIPPLfc, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE, PORTLAND, ME. _aug2 tt j SMITH & CLARK, Wholesale Dealers in TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, 109 FOBE STREET, PORTLAND, Me. BJanU_ <Ilt YY. VV. THOMAS. Jr., Attorney and Counseller at Law,' [Chadwick House,] 249 Congress Street. octU-dly __ A. G. SCHLOTTEUBECK <t CO, Apothecaries & Chemists, 303 Congress St, one door above Brown, PORTLAND, DIE. Compounding Physicians Prescriptions Is one ot our Specialities. Usin g Preparal ions of our own manufacture, we are able to vouc h tor their purity. keeP on hand a lull supply of LUBIN’S g£TRACTs, POWDER and SOAP, FANCY GOODS, Toilet Articles, Reed’s Liquid Dye Colors, VVHKonB Herbs, Marsh’s Celebrated Trusses and Supporters, Patent Medicines, Hair Restorers, Ci gars Tobacco, * ' .Ian *c. o j. y. u<t Hoop Skirt Mnunfacturer, DEALER IN English, Trench and American Corsets, iancy Hoods AND LACES, HOSIERY, GLOVES, Andall kinds of TRIMMINGS and Dress Buttons ffijr'Hand-Knit German Worsted (iannents made to order. £3T*Hoop Skirts made to order. js=% N®. tt Clapp’d Block, CONGRESS SfREET, IebI8 PORTLAND, ME <JU BUISNESS CARDS. TYLER, LAMB & 00, Manufacturers of BOUTS A VI) SHOES, and Dealers iu Leather and Findings, Lave removed to 37 & 39 UNION STREET, (former place of business previous to lire,) whore with Improved facilities for manufacturing, they feel confident that they can make it an object to the trade to lavor them w !th their patronage. Portland. March 1, 1867. mchsdlm SMITH A LOVETT, Manufacturers of Hyatt’s Patent Sidewalk Light, Iron Fronts for Buildings, Iron Boors and Vault*, Iran Nhuttcr*. Hoisting Machines, and Builder*’ Iron Work Generally. 67 Devonshire Street, Boston. AMMl SMITH, teb2Mdu.» ^ JOSEPH LOVETT. THOMAS M. GIVEEN, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Exchange Street, cor. of Federal, ICLAPP’H BLOCK.) feb2S * d2w« COLLINS, BLISS di CO., PRODUCE Commission Merchants. Agents far the Nonpareil French Onann. ty Cash advances made on consignments. 933 Stale Mtrcct, and 130 Central Street, Feb. 25. BOSTON. 3m Ciiarles P. Mattocks, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, BOOBY HOUSE, COR. CONGRESS AND CHESTNUT STREETS, fehudtf Portland. WALTER COREY & CO, Mancfactcrers and Dealers in FURNITURE J Looking Glasses, Mattresses, Spring Beds, dtc. Clapp’* Block, Kennebec Street, (Opposite Foot of Chestnut,) Fcb5dtfPORTLAND. GEO. S. NUTTING, Counsellor at Caw, —AND— Solicitor of Patents, No. 113 Federal Street, febllidlm PORTLAND, Me. WILLIAM A. PEAKt'E, PLUMBER! MAKER OP Force Pumps and Water Closets, Warm, Cold and Shower Bath*, Wash Bowl*, Brin and Silver Plated Cock*. Every description of Water Fixture for Dwelling Houses, Hotels and Public Buildings, Ships, etc., ar ranged and set up in the best manner, and all orders in town or country fhitlifully executed. Constantly on hand Lead Pipes and Sheet Lead and Beer Pumps of all kinds. Also, Tin Hoofing, Tin Conductor* and work in that line ilonefn the best manner. 15^“All kinds of .Jobbing promptly attended to. NO. ISO FOBS ST., Portland, Me. _Janl5 d"in IF. H. WOOD cC- SOX, BROKERS, No. 178 - - — Pore Street. *y1 li J. B. HUDSON, Jit., ARTIST. Studio No 301 1-2 Congress Street. la^Lessons given jn Painting and Drawing. February 1—dtf WRIGHT & CLARK, FRESCO PAINTERS, In Oil and Distemper Colors. Also House and Sign Painters, Morton Block, two doors above Preble House, Portland, Me. i&rWe are prepared to design and execute every description of Wall aqj Ceiling Decorations, for Churches. Public Buildings,Private Residences,Halls, &c. Gilding and Embossing on Glass. Every de scription of Wood linished in Wax and Oil Filling, and in Varnish or French Polish. jal&13m it. M. PAY SON, STOCK BROKER. No. 30 Exchange Street, PORTLAND ME HOSldt GODDARD & HASKELL, LAWYERS, NO. 1» FREE STREET, PORTLAND, Particular attention given to Bankruptcy ap plications and proceedings undor the new Bankrupt act of Congress. C. W. GODDARD. T. H. HASKELL. Portland, March 5,1867. mchGdtf McCOBB & KINGSBURY, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, have removed to the office occupied by them be fore the lire, in JOSE BLOCK, No. 38 Exchange Street, mcli5oodlm* Opposite the Post Office* •X. & C. J. BARBOUR, DEALERS IN Hoyt's Premium Patent Rivetted Oak and Hemlock Leather Belting, Lace Leather and Hemp Packing. Rubber Belting, Hone, Steam Packing, Clothing, &c.,&c. No. 8 Exchange Street, Fcb7e<xl6m POKTLAND, ME. Kimball & Evince, DentistM. Vo. II Olapp's Block, Congress Street, Opponite Old City Hnll, PORTLAND, MAINE. C. Kimball, D. D. 8. oclOeodti Fred A. Prince LEWIS* PIERCE, Attorney, and OoaiMdte at L^w, No. 8 Clapps Block. ju!2t BUILDING. TO BUILDERS. PERSONS wishing lor Spruce Dimension Frames lor early Spring business, will do well to leave their orders at once wi th STEVENS & MERRILL, at their Lumber Wharf, Commercial Street, near loot of Maple Street, whore van 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 ana Window Sashes, glazed and unglazed, at lowest prices. S3T Remember—STEVENS & MERRILL, tebll d2m AREHITEUTL'KK A BNGINEKRINCi. Messrs. ANDERSON, BONNELL * CO., have made arrangements with Mr. STEAD, an Architect of*established reputation, and will in future carry ou Architecture with their business as Engineers. Par ties intending to build are invited lo call at their office, No, 306 Congress street, ami examine eleva tions ami plans oi churches, banks, stores, blocks oi buildings, 4fC.___ J 12 JVM. H. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Maple Street. General Agent tor the State for H . tV. JOHNS’ Improved Hoofing, D^)*lli’UlI1f:8 «' all kind"- CAR mid STEAM BOA! DECKING. ROOKING CEMENT, for coat a'l kinds oi roots. FlifcSERVA iAv ,.,1?.',..:, jor Kon iunl wood work, Meta] Roofs, ™EU15S ‘ EMENT, for repairing lcak^ MMran wwk k.SF. VAHN‘«H, tor Ornamen tal lion mork Ac. bu.11 descriptions, circular, prices Are. furnished by mail or on applical ion at thBofflS where samples ami testimonials can"be seen sepl2dtf HANSON A HISSLOHS Steam Mills, Iron Foundry, -AND Plough Manufactory, WK would inform the public that we are prepar ed to furnish Castings of every description to order at short notice. We now have on hand an as sortment ot Window Weights. Sled Shoes and other castings. are. prepared to furnish Castings for Rail Road Companies ami Ship Builders. promptly done"*’ Jol,,tiu8- Mashing and Sawing J. W. HANSON, C. C. WINSLOW. 36 Work Mt., Bead of Nmilh'. Wharf. Jan 1— d For Sale. A SUIT of Sails, Rigging and Blocks, nearly new, from a fishing Schooner of 100 tons: also Tom 1>aUs, Fore anrtMainsailH, tteennd hand. SAMPSON & CONANT, decldtf No, 18 * 20 Commercial Wharf COP A RT1MERS11IP. Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned having formed a Copartnership under the lirm name of J. W. STOCKWELL & CO., Will carry on the manufacture and sale oi HYDRAULIC CEMENT PIPE, lu calibre from 3 to 34 inches, FOE DRAINS, SEWERS, STENCII-TRAPS,MILL FLUMES, CHIMNEYS, WELLS, HOT and COLD AIR FLUES, &c., —AT THB— Portland Cement Pipe Works, 163 Danfortli Street, PORTLAND, ME. These Pipes are altogether ahead of those made of brick, because they are smoother, more dura ble, easily laid, aud cheaper. They cost less than hall as much as lead or iron, and do not rust or corrode in any length ol time, but will deliver water auy distance, as pure and sweet as when it leaves the fountain's head. They are used in New York City, Albany, Brook 1 lyn, Hartford, Springfield, and many other cities, towns and villages. The Western R. R., Connecticut Riv&, Rockville, and Hartford & Springfield Railroads use them for culverts, &c. Justin Sacked t, Superintendent of Streets, Spring field, Mass.; Milton A. Clyde, R. R. Contractor; Ed win Chase, Civil Engineer, Holyoke, Mass.; Daniel Harris. Eso., Pres. Conn. R. R.; Sam’l Bowles, Esq., Smith & Wesson, Wasson & Co., Jessup & Laflin, Paper Manufacturers. Westfield, Mass., among ma ny others, can tell of its merits. Engineers, Architects, Manufacturers and Busi ness men who have used or seen this Pipe, adopt it, lor they KNOW it is a GOOD THING. Samples can be seen at HANSON 4k DOW’S, 54 I - J Union Mtrcet, Portland, Me., Our au thorized Agents. Orders left thero or at the Factory will receive prompt attention. J. W. STOCKWELL, CALVIN STOCKWELL. feb28 eodtf Copartnership Notice• THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the firm name ot JORDAN & RANDALL, And have taken Rooms at the Junction of Free and Middle Streets, over H. H. Hay’s Apothe cary store, where they will transact a Wholesale Tailors9 Trimming Business In all its branches. WM. P. JORDAN, GEO. A. RANDALL. March 1st, 1867. mar5d3w COPARTN ERSHIP 7~ SA. HITCHCOCK, has this day retired • from the firm of LOW, PLUMMER & CO., in favor of H. B. KEAZEB, and business will be conducted under the same firm name of LOW. PLUMMER & CO. mar5dlw* Copartnership Notice. riiiiE unaersigned have tins day Formed a copart X nership under tlie firm name of THOMES, 8MABDON A CO., for the purpose of transarting a general Jobbing business in Fine German,English and American Woolens, TAILORS’ TBIKnnei, &c, at New Store, NO. GG UNION STREET. FRANCIS O. THOMES, GEORGE H. SMARDON. Portland. March 1, 1867. d2w Copartnership Notice, THE undersigned have this day termed a copart nership under the name of GREENE, READ & SMALL, and have taken store N«. 157 Commercial fit,, corner of Union, where they will transact a Wholesale Flour,Grocery & Provision Business. Their old friends and the public generally are re spectfully invited to call. CYRUS GREENE, JOSEPH W. KE.AD, GEO. M. SMALL. Portland, Feb. 14, 1867. feblSdlm Copartnership Notice. AP. MORGAN has this day retired from the • firm of MORGAN. D YER & CO, in favor of R. M. RICHARDSON, and the business hereafter will be conducted under the firm name of “Richardson, Dyer & Co.,” At the old stand, lVo. 143 Commercial Street, Where they will continue the General Wholesale Business in IV. I. Good*, Groceries, Flonr and Pro ▼iiiions. K. M. RICHARDSON, J. W. DYER, J. E. HANNA FORD. Feb 2—d3m Dissolution of Copartnership THE copartnership heretofore existing under the name ot CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All persons bolti ng bills against the firm, are requested to present them tor payment, and those indebted will please call and settle 337 Congress Street. CALVIN EDWARDS, WILLIAM G. TWOMLEV. The subscriber having obtained the fine store No. 337 Congress Street, will continue the business, and will keep constantly on hand PIANO FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which he can sell at the manufacturer’s LOWEST PRICES. Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS, OLD PIANOS taken in exchange. Orders for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. WM. G. TWOMRUY. November 26,1866. dtf French Language and Literature TAUGHT BY PROF. LEON DE MONTIER, FROM France; graduated in the Academic de Par is Unlversitie de France. Late Professor in the French Language and Literature in the McGill Uni versity and High School of Montreal. Canada East. Prof. LEON dc MONTIER begs leave to say that he is prepared to give Lessons in the above impor tant brancoh of modern wlucation, both in Schools and private families. Classes may also be formed l»y gentlemen and ladies desirous of acquiring a thor ough knowledge and the fluent speaking of the French Language. • • Prof. L. de M.’s method of teaching French will smooth in a great part the difficulties of beginners, whilst to more advanced pupils he will impart a pro ficiently ol speaking, together with the pure Parisian accent, so deservedly esteemed by all well educated people. Nothing shall be wanting on the part of Prot. M. to enable his pupils to make the most rapid pro gress, and by liis exertions to speak the French lan guage in the short est time. Applications as to the terms may 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. Bolles; Dr. Fitch, 87 State Street; Dr Chadwick 295 Congress Street ; Dr. Lud wig ; C. O. Files Esq. Principal of Portland Ac^ie my. January 10. dtf Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female Colleye. THE SPRING TERM of Thirteen Weeks will commence on the llth of March. H. P. TORSEY, President. Kent's Hill, Feb. 19,1867. feb21 w2t dcod2w Casco St. Seminary. rifHE Spring Term of this School for Young La X dies and Missus will commence Monday, March 11. For particulars inquire at No. 15, Preble Stroct. MARY C. HALL PrinciiMil. mcbl<12w* EATON Family and Day School. THE SPRING TERM of the Eaton School wil commence the 95th of March, and continue thirteen weeks. For circular address H. F. EATON, Principal. Norridgewock, Me., March 5th, 1867. march 6 dcod4w Portland Academy, Union Hall, ( Entrance on Free Street.) BOYS of all ages and attainments received at any time in the Term. Particular attention paid to Private classes and Private pupils, Terms $10.00 per Term oi ten weeks, €. O. FIXES, Principal, FelWSw 28 Hanover St, P.O.Box 927. Franklin Family School, • OR BOVS, TOPSHAM, - . MAINE. A JiblebyHK *StpS<R1ROIlfor Bovs’ casilv accc3' febl6 dfw _H. A. RANDALL. Crist Mill—I>eeringf»s Bridge FOR SALE—containing 3 Run of Stones—bn’ for Salt, with Dry Room. Also, Elevators for Corn and Salt. All In good running order and now in use. EDW. H. BURQIN, fbbUdtf ’ ltEMOVALS. REM O V A L • STEPHEN GALE has removed to the Corner of Deer and Middle Sts-* a few steps below the old stand, on the opposite side oi the street. mch5d2w REMOVAL ! FAIRBANKS’ STANDARD SCALES ! Patent Money Drawers / Rubber and Ivory Handled Table Cutlery. ROGERS’ RCilRRORR —AND— GENERAL HARDWARE, At KING & DEXTER'S, 175 middle and tIS Federal Scree).. teblO ____ d3m_ REMOVAL! The undersigned having removed tirom Moulton street to their NEW STORE, No. 6 Exchange Street, would invite the public to examine our large stock oi House, Ship and Parlor Stoves. Wo have for Sale the P. P. Stewart’* Cooking and Parlor Stores, Gardner Chilson’s new Cooking Store; also n new Cooking Store called the PEERLESS, said to be the best Cooking Stove now manufactured. We are Agents for the UlcOreeror New Furnaces, both PORTABLE and BRICK, and give our personal attention to setting them up. We warrant it the Best Furnace ever offered for sale in this market. Grateful to our triends and patrons for past patron age, would solicit a continuation of the same. O. M. & D. W. NASH. mch4dtf REMOVAL! JOHN £. PALMER, Wholesale Dealer in Straw Goods and Millinery, Has removed to his New Store (Old Surah) 140 Middle St. JOHN E. PALMER. Portland, March 1st, 18G7. ,12w ■“CASCO national bank. REMOVAL. THE Casco National Bank will remove to, ami be prepared tor business at their NEW BANKING HOUSE on Middle Street, on Tuesd \y. Feb. 2Gth, instant. '*■*' E. P. GERRISH, Cashier. February 25. dim Oil Store Removed. THE undersigned lias removed from liis old stand, to No. 223, corner of Pore and Union Streets, where he has tor sale Sperm, Whale, and Lard Oil; Sperm, Adamantine, Paraffine, and Wax Candles, which he will sell at the lowest market, price. Thank ful to his friends and the public generally for past thvors, he respectfully solicits a continuance. WM. A. HYDE. February 22, 18G7. feb‘23dlm REM O AA L ! A. E. WEBB, Merchant Tailor, Has Removed to his New Rooms, No. 3 Free Street Block, Fcbl2 Over Chadbonrn & Kendall. dtt REMOVEI)' s TROUT & GAGE, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over liOriug’N Drag Mon . 8. C. STOOCT. H. W. GAGE. dcc31 (Uwlt MEMO V A L . .TAMES 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 H Jfi M O V A L ! W. H. CLIFFORD, Counsellor* at Law, Aid Solicitor of Pnlcut., Has Removed to Corner of Brown and Congress Streets, Jal«_ BROWN’S NEW BLOCK. du A. &, S. K. SPJills CJ HAVE removed to their former place of business, over the Ocean lunuraucv Ollier, corner Exchange and Milk Street. /ebl4 dim OUT OF TELE EIRE I B. F. SMITH & SON’S New Photograph Rooms, —AT— NO. 16 MARKET SQUARE. _aug20_n dtt «. G. DOWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT August 30, 1800. n dtf HOLDEN &~I’l4AB()l)Y, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 220 1-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House. A. n. HOLDEN. sepStfn H. C. TEABODY. Harris & WaterhouSe, JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps aiul Furs. Portland. Deo. 3d i860. 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 & LIBBEY, Insurance Agent*, will be found at No 117 Commercial, corner ot Exchange St. Home Office of New York: National Office of Boston; Narragansett Office of Providence; Putnam Office of Hartford; Standard Office of New York, and other reliable offices, are represented by this agency. John Dow._Jy?5dtt F. W. Libbey. MOTICE. H. J. LIBBY Si CO., Manufacturers ** ami Commission Merchants. Counting Room over First National Bank, No. 23 Free street, second story.___iyli tl J A ill DRONE IBERR1LL. Dealer" in • Watches, Jewelry, Masonic Regalia, and Mill-, tary Goods, No 13 Free street, Portland. jSarne store with Geyer and Caleb iyI2dtf H PACKARD, Bookseller and Stationer, may be • found at No. 337 Congress St., corner of Oak St. f jullOtt RS. WEBSTER CO., can be found at the store • of O. K. Babb, Clapp’s Block, No. 9, where we Oder a good assortment of Clothing and Furnishing floods at low prices. ju] j(j QMITH & REED. Counsellors at Law, Morton ^ Block, Congress St. Same entrance as U. S. Ar my offices._ iyl2dtf EASTERN EXPRESS CJO. are now A permanently located at No. 21 Free street, and prepared to do Express Business over all the Rail road and Steamboat routes in the State, and West by P. S. & P., Eastern and Boston & Maine Roads to Boston, connecting there with Expresses to all parts ol the country. For the convenience ot our customers on Commer cial and Fore streets, an order book lor freight Calls wid be kept at olllce ot' Canadian Express Co., No. . «JeJtreet* J. N. WINSLOW. J>24 tf K. M.K4\i), Attorneys and Counsellors, • No- 16 Free Street, near Middle. juli3 MATHAN CoULD, Merchant Tailor, has removed to No. 16 Market Square, over Sweetsir’s Aiiothc cary store1_ jy10—ti DEBAOI8 dk WEBB, Attoraeyci aad dounaollora, at tho Boody House, corner ot Congress and Chestnut streets. jy26 ) 331 Oongress St, l*oi'iIan<l, Maine, jl L. R FOLLETTE, HOSIERY AND GLOVES, HOOP SKIBT8 AND 00ESET8, Ladies’ & Children’s Underflannels, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. HP Corner of Congress St. and Tolman Place. Feb 7, 1867.—dly__ For Sale IN Saco, a Stock ol Dr? Coeds, with lease ol Store, in one ol the best locations in the place. Business long established. Address II, M. JAMES, W»I« dtf Saco, Me. INSURANCE STATEMENT OE C ONDITION OF THE Commerce Insurance Comp’y, Of Albany, H. IT., Dec. 31, I860. ASSETS: Real Estate,.. .$ 45 000 00 Bonds and Mortgages,..... mH75 00 Bank Stock,. 7,500 00 United States Securities. 227,472 00 Demand Loans with Collaterals,. 43,745 00 Cash on hand and in hands of Agents,.... 34,259 47 Accrued Interest,. 4,849 82 9532,701 20 liabilities: Unadjusted Dosses,.911,775 00 _ w A. Van Allen, President. R. M. Hamilton, Secretary. State of New York, i QO City and County of Albany, j ss* Albany. Feb. 21,18C7. Personally api^eared before me Adam Van Allen, President, and 1{. M. Hamilton, Secretary, of the above named Company, and made oath that the fore gomg statement made by them is true to the best of their knowledge and beliet, aud that they have con cealed no material tacts. A. P. STEVENS, Notary.'Public. JOS. H. WEBSTER, Agent, feb27-,13w No. lO Moulh gtfeet. PURELY MUTUAlT THE Hew England Iflntual Life Insurance (Jonip’y, OP BOSTON, MASS. Organized 1843. Cash Assets, January 1, 1867, $4,700,01)0. Cash Dividends of 1864-5, now in course of

payment, 673,000. Total Surplus Divided, 2,200,000. Losses Paid in 1866, 314,000. Total Losses Paid, 2,367,000. Income ibr I860, 1,778,000. Annual Distributions in Cash.^gj Local Agents should apply to UtJFFM NMAI.Ij & NON, _ IclOdtf General Agents at Biddeford, Me. The Best Investment! 5-20’s &7-30’sTTs. Gov’t Bonds ARK GOOD! BUT A POLICY WITH TIIE GREAT Mutual Life Ins. Co., O t New York, IS BETTER! Cash Assets, Feb. 1, $18,500,000 IF’Gevermueil Bond* are Exempt from Taxation, mo with Money invented in n A.ife Policy! If you have $50, $100 or $1,000 to spare, or to in vest, there is nowhere you can Diace it so securely or so advantageously as with this Great Co. Govt. Bonds may be lost, stolen or destroyed by Are, as many have been. A life Policy if destroyed, stolen, or lost, may be restored, and in no case will there be any loss of the money paid. For the poor man it • is the best havings bank; lor the rich it is the safest investment, yielding more than any other. Any one having doubts may be salislied by calling at our Office. Do not insure until you do so. No other Company can furnish such results. The following statement of Policies, taken out at this Agency and now in force, show the large in crease, or dividendgy overthv payments in these tow cases. Many others, with references, can be tur uished if desired: No of Sum Am’t of Dividend Pres. val. Policy. Insured. Prem. Pd. Additions, of Policv. 518 $3500 $2258,35 $2740,22 $6240,22 636 500 261,23 375.02 875,02 4146 1000 533,90 685,93 1685,93 7767 8000 3699,20 48:16,87 12,836,87 7862 5000 2608,00 3217,84 8217.&4 10325 1000 359,80 544.52 1544,52 10793 3000 1066,20 1579,53 4597,53 12410 1500 410,93 623,24 2123,64 These cases are made up to Feb. 1, I Si66. An other Dividend is now to be added. Do not fhil to apply at the Agency oi W. I>. LITTLE & Co, No 79 Commercial St, ueur the Old Custom House. Non Forfeiting) Endowment, Ten Year, and nil other For him of Policaen art; im kued by thin Company, on more favor* able advantage** than by auy other. Thin Co. issued during the last 12 months, 13,343 Policies, being l.tiOO more than issued by any other | Co. In ibis country. Cash received for PREMIUMS $5,342,812. Receipt* for intkrkht, $1,112,000, while its losses being only $772,000, showing the receipts for INTEREST to be nearly $350,000 more Ilian Its losses. Hr'. Jie cartful not to confound the name qf this Co. with, others similar. feblO dtf INSURANCE NOTICE. F0YE, COFFIN & SWAN, UNDERWRITERS, —AND— General Insurance Agents, have returned to their old stand, Ocean Insurance Co.’s Block, EXCHANGE STREET. F. C. & S. continue to represent first class Com | panics in all departments of insurance. Losses equitably adjusted and promptly paid. febl3dtf REMOVAL.. Sparrow’s Insurance Office is this day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the new and commodious rooms NO. 66 EXCHANGE STREET, IN THE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where he is now prepared 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. 0^ Parties preferring first class insurance, are res pectfully invited to call. November 5, 1866. dtf LN. Twoubley, General Insurance Broker, • would inform his many friends and the publ'c generally that he is prepared to continue the Insur ance Business as a Broker, and can place Fire, Life and Marine Insurance to any extent in the best Com panies in the United States. All business entrusted to my cure shall bo laithiuliy attended to. Office at C. M. Rice’s Paper Store, No. 183 Fore St, where orders can be left. jullGtf Lea &; Perrins’ CELEBRATED Worcestershire Sauce ! PRONOUNCED BY Counoi«*enr» To bo The “Only Good Sance!” And applicable to RVRRY VARIETY OP DISH. EXTRACT of a letter from a Medical Gentleman at Madras, to bis Brother at Worcester, May, 1861. “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 whol esome Sauce that is made.” The success of 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 of Lea & Perrins are upon the Wrap per, Label, Stopper and Bottle. Manufactured by LEA A PERRINS, Worcester. John Duncan’s Sons, NEW YORK, Agents for the United States. oclTdly FFK1VITFRE ! The undersigned would respectfully call 1 he attention of the citizens of Portland to the fact that he is prepared to offer them PARLOR SUITS —AND ALL— UPHOLSTERY GOODS OF HIM 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. WH1TTEMORE, (Successor to Geo. T. Burroughs if Co.,) feb20dtf I, A NC ASTER HALL. GAS FIXTURES I OOVELL & 00, 554 Broadway, New York, Importers ami 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.and Builders is respectfully solicited. Prices to suit the times. Refers by permission to Messrs. Marrett, Poor & Co^ Portland._ __ febHdlm GAS FIXTURES! JOHN KINSMAN has a good assortment of gas fixtubks of all kinds, and will sell them :u low as they can be bought in Boston, New York or elsewhere. JOHN KINSMAN, Union Slrcel, mcMdtr PORTLAND, me. daily press. 1*01? xl WIN I). Thursday Morning, March 7, 1867. The Maine Ntnle Prm, Published this morning, contains the Me morial of the Shipbuilders of Maine to Con gress ; the report of Mi. Pikes Committee on the Murder of Maine Soldiers in South Caro lina; the dosing proceedings of the Maine Legislature, with a complete catalogue of the Acts and liesolves passed this session; the closing proceedings of the Thirty-ninth Con gress, sketches of Mr. Johnson's very latest Veto Messages, and an account of the organiza tion otthe Fortieth Congress; Maine Election News—all one way, as usual; Edgerly’s test mony on his trial for participation in the Sa co Murder; Mr. Nasby’s last letter, and other miscellany; market reports, shipping news, Ac., Ac. The Compi-amise on Wool nuil Woollens. The only measure aft'ecting the tariff which the Thirty-ninth Congress was able to agree upon, was Mr. Bingham's tariff on wool and woollens, passed by the House on the 27th of July last. The bill is simply extracted from the general tariff bill passed by the House on the 12th of July, and would have been super fluous had that measure prevailed. The tariff' upon clothing wools valued abroad at 12 cents or less was 3 cents per pojjnd; valued at 13 to 24 cents, 6 cents per pound. The new tariff' raises these rates to 10 cents per pound and 10 per cent, ad valorem. On combing wools the tariff'was 12 cents per pound and 10 per cent.; and is reduced to 10 cents per pound and 10 per cent, tor wools valued at 32 cents or less. On carpet wools, the tariff ranged from 3 to 0 cents per pound, and is raised uni formly to 0 cents. On sheepskins the duty is raised from 20 to 30 per cent, ad valorem, and on woollen rags from 3 to 12 cents per pound. On woollen cloths the tariff is changed from 24 cents per pound and 40 per cent, ad valorem to 30 cents per pound and 33 per cent. Ulauk ets, yams, Ac., on which the duties were 24 cents per ponnd and from 25 to 30 per cent, ad valorem, are classified according to their cost abroad, the dividing points berog 40,00, ana 80 cents, ana charged with 20,30,40 and and SOcents per pound and 35 per cent, ad valo rem. Bunting instead of 50 per cent, is charg ed 20 cents per square yard and 35 per cent.— On dress goods the duties are increased 2 cents a yard and 10 per cent, ad valorem. On ready made clothing the tariff is advanced from 24 cents per pound and 40 per cent, ad valorem to 50 cents per pound and 40 per cent. On webbings, bindings, and trimmings generally, an additional duty of 50 certs j^er pound is imposed. On carpetings the tariff per yard is considerably reduced and a uni form duty of 35 per cent, ad valorem is impos ed. The duty on oilcloths is increased 5 per cent, and on oiled silks 10 per ceut. ad valo rem. This genoral advance of the tariff' on wool and woollens is substantially what was agreed ujion at the convention of wool growers and woollen manufacturers held at Syracuse on the 13th December, 1805. The manufactur ers, it is known, hoped at that meeting to ob tain a concession upon those wools which are not grown to any extent in this country—6uch as the combing wools, chiefly produced in Can ada and England, and the carpet wools, chiefly imported from Turkey, Syria and Egypt. They were met however by a demand for an advance on all unwashed wools, except carpet wools, from (i to 20 cents per pound with an additional duty of 20 per cent, ad valorem. The result of the convention was an agreement to an advance to 10 cents per pound and 10 per cent, ad valorem, coupled with a corresponding advance upon woollen goods. The intent of this agreement is of course to enhance the price of domestic wools and at the same lime to save our manufactures by enhancing the price of woollen goods. If this result is realized, the consumers of wool len goods in this country, including the fann ers, will have to pay according to the estimate of Commissioner Wells, 71 millions of dollars more per annum for their goods. The Com missioner of Agriculture, in his Monthly Re l>ort for January,reviews Mr. Wells's estimates and sets down the cost ot the increased du ties at 24 millions. Even 24 millions is not an inconsiderable sum. But Mr. Wells’s main objection to the new duties is, that besides in creasing the cost of every man's clothing, they will “seriously impair the immediate gold rev enue ot the government, and thus delay the abatement or removal of the various interna^ and duplicated taxes on domestic industry which are the real sources of the troubles un der which the wool-grower, as well as every other American producer, now labors.” It is said that Secretary McCulloch advised the President to sign the bill, “because it would do something to break down the move ment for high protection.” We hope it will have that effect. This is no time for experi ments, either in the direction of free trade or protection. Our tariff must match onr taxes. Tire laws ought to be carefully drawn up by a commission and then amended only on grounds of the most evident necessity. Migniflmut Aaaocinlion. Tlie following paragraph is cut from a Southern paper: The Confederate Dead.—An association of ladies has been formed in Memphis tor the purpose of raising funds to erect at Memphis or some designated spot, a magnificent church edifice to the memory of the fallen Confederate dead, whose columns and tablets shall be in scribed with the names of all such which may be furnished by auxiliary societies throughout the Southern States. The names of the follow ing ladies are on the list of honorary members: Mrs. Jefferson Davis, Mrs. Robert E. Lee, Mrs. Frank P. Blair, Mrs. N. B. Forrest, Mrs. L. M. Keitt, Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Mfts Augusta Evans, Mrs. J. A. Longstrect, and others. That the Southern people should feel a de gree of lespect for those who sacrificed their lives in a cause—however wicked and unjust —in which [they themselves fully sympathized, is no matter ot wonder. Indeed, they would be worse than ingrates did they not drop a tear over the graves of their departed sons and brothers, and feel inclined to leave some memento of their respect for their fallen braves, to show posterity that they were not deficient in sentiments common to humanity. We would not dishonor them for showing a feeling of affection for their dead; it is right, natural and proper to do so. Their sorrows are too sacred to be mocked at by idle tongues; their private griefs too sinceie to be intruded upon by harsh and unkind words. But the. policy of erecting monu ments to perpetuate the memory of a wicked rebellion is quite another thing, and to allow such a structure so be reared, in honor of rebels as such—to commemorate their deeds of treason, would be to insult the posterity of every loyal man who has bled or suffered tor his country during our late struggle, .-such a demonstration would be teaching the rising generations of the South that treason, in stead of being a crime to be made odious and to be punished, is something to be proud of and to be canonized. One of the most significant things in the above extract is the singular coupling of names, the wife of the President of the Uni ted States, and the wife of a Major General in the Union army, appearing in the same list, eugaged in works of honor to the same rebel dead, with the wives of Jefferson Davis, Rob ert E. Lee, and N. B. Forrest, the latter the hero of Fort Pillow notoriety. It is possible, perhaps quite probable, that the names of Mrs. Blair and Mrs. Johnson were used without their consent, but no one can doubt that those who placed them in the above connection fully believed that the husbands of these ladies were in full sympathy with the movement The least the implicated parties can do is to spurn such association and re quest their names to be expunged from the records of the association, for, as a contempo rary well says, “the loyal sense of the country “demands that Mrs. Andrew Johnson and ‘■Mrs. Frank P. Blair find some occupation “more befitting their position than taking I “part in »uch a scheme.” Sl»ie Taxes far 1*07. Wc are indebted to the kindness of Mr. Mil liken, in the Secretary of State’s office at Au gusta, for the following details of the State Tax for this county for the current year, and also for the recapitulation by counties of the Taxes for the entire State. county of Cumberland. Baldwin, .... $1,280,33 Bridgton, . . . . 4,225 52 Brunswick, .... 10,579 um Cape Elizabeth, . . 4,55117 Casco, ... . . 1,278 75 Cumberland, . . . 2,73714 Falmouth, . . . 8,736 10 Freeport, • . . 4,935 58 Gorham, . ... 6,743 76 Gray, . . ... 2^1(9 56 Harpswell, . . . 2,68] 74 Harrison,.1,44037 Naples. 1,402 81 New Gloucester, . . . 3,999 72 North Yarmouth, . • 2,731 10 Otisfield.1,538 27 Portland, . . . 107,238 44 1’ownal,. 2,07797 Kaymond. .... 1,00630 Scarboro’.3.013 22 Sebago. 900 00 .2,715 23 Westbrook.U,013 29 Windham.4725 go Yarmouth,.3589 81 194,317 19 RECAPITULATION BY COUNTIES. Androscoggin, . . . 49,450 86 Aroostook', . . . 13521173 Cumberland, . . . 191,31719 Franklin, . . . 25,758 86 Hancock, .... 39,202 20 Kennebec. 91,756 97 Knox, .... 55.200 80 Lincoln, . . . 37,213 58 Oxford. 47,087 83 Penobscot, . . . 87,294 00 Piscataquis, . . . 16,144 (XI Sagadahoc, .... 60,372 20 Somerset, . . . 42,897 03 Waldo, .... 46,432 80 Washington, .... 45.854 09 York.114,914 09 967,201 32 Recent Publications. The American Conflict.—By Horace, Greeley. Volume II. Hartford: O. D. Case and Co. This noble volume completes the great work undertaken by Mr. Greeley three years ago. It is :i work well and faithfully done,and one which will prove an enduring monument to the industry and historical ability of its author. No one can give it even the most cur sory examination without being struck by its evidences of careful and laborious research, ol accurate and discriminating judgment, and of the severest candor and sincerity in the state ment of facts and of the conclusions which are deduced from them. The present volume is devoted chiefly to military, as the first was to civil events. It records the operations of the war from the be ginning of the year 1862 to the suppression of the rebellion, and will be found a singularly clear, compact and com]>endious statement of the chief events of this important period. The field of strictly military history was a new one to Mr. Greeley, and many who recognized his skill in the analysis of remote political causes and moral influences were unprepared to find him so successful in examining and criticizing the plans of commanders, entering into strate getical investigations, pronouncing on the con duct and results of campaigns, and even des ciibing the involved operations and exciting scenes of the battle-field as one entirely at home with such topics. His narrative is terse, vigorous and direct; his descriptions often singularly vivid and spirited; while at the same time the entire absence of all extra neous ornament, the freedom from everything which resembles “fine writing” is a noticeable quality of his style. The spirit of fairness and candor with which Mr. Greeley—a man whom many persons are accustomed to regard as tlio most violent and bitter of partizans—has entered upon this im portant task is most admirable. He seems to have been actuated by a conscientious desire to treat with justice and impartiality every point which he has been called upon to consid er, and to allow no tinge of prejudice to color his estimate of men or their actious. His work will take its place in history as “the most im partial and honest, the most carefully prepared, reliable and satisfactory record of the begin ning, progress and results of the w ar—and tbe most intelligible and comprehensive digest of the political doctrines, debates and conflicts that produced it—which has been, or is likely to be wiitten.” The present volume is illustrated by numer ous portraits of generals, statesmen and other eminent men; by views of places of historic interest, and by maps, diagrams of battle-fields naval actions, etc., derived from official sources. A finely engraved likeness of the author forms the frontispiece, and adds greatly to the value of the volume. Thb Christian Hymnal, Hymns with Tunes for the Services of the Church. Compiled and edited by Rev. Frank Sewall. Philadel phia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. This is thp title of a very neat volume ol 240 pages, which we have looked over with con siderable attention and no little interest It contains over two hundred Hymns selected from the best writers in that department, and tunes with them, so that the words and music may be read from one book. “The arrange ment of the hymns,” says the preface, “is in two parts, the first comprising those on the In carnation and Redemption, arranged in the or der of the Gospel narrative, or the Christian year; the second containing General anil Oc casional Hymns, arranged according to their topics.” There are in it versions of old Latin and German hymns, which are, it is believed, now for the first time made accessible to singers of sacred music in this country. The music, however, is tho feature of this book which has most interest. Sinco the mak ing cf “singing books" became a trade, we havo scarcely met with any collection of tnnes for church service so uniformly good. A large portion of them are the fine old chorals which have been favorites for hundreds of years, out living fashions and fancies; while numberless tnnes, characterized by prettines* instead of feeling, have had their day of popularity and passed away. The music is in four parts, two being on one staff, a mode of arrangement probably more convenient for the organist to read, if not quite so easy for the vocalist. In most cases the mark of time is omitted at the commencement of the tunes, in which we see no advantage. The book is very neatly and correctly print ed, and we believe will be most acceptable, for use in public worship as well as in the family circle. , Messrs. Bailey & Noyes have it fur sale. The N t'RsERY.—This pretty Lilliputian mag azine may be set down as a signal success. In its style of paper, print and illustrations it is a model, and its adaptation to the wants of child ren both at home and in tho primary schools, will be recognized by every one who examine if. It has quite a history modestly told on the ' inside of the rovers of the March number just published. It seems that the editor Miss Fan ny P. Scavcrns (who says in answer to inquir ers that she is not yet twenty-three years old) started the enterprise, with tear and trembling, of her own impulse, without capital and with out the means of heralding her purpose. Her perseverence and diligence and her conviction that she had found au unoccupied field have speedily had their reward. The Nursery, in less than three months, on its own merits alone* has proved a profitable success. A good idea, with quite a genius for executing It, lias suppli ed the place of money and patronage; and tbc project so self-evidently a bright oue iu itself aud so well carried out is now safe beyond dan ger of reverse—unless it should lo#o something of its simplicity, by becoming too prosperous: a peril not at all threatening in view of the ex cellent sense and single-heartedness which in itiated and have thus far conducted it. Jflack. There is a great difference in the value of muck, as to its manorial value. Some beds are not worth the removal Into adjacent grounds, being a dead sour substance that has but little fertilizing property in it. Other de posits are better; and if exposed a. year or two to the sun and air, being occasionally turned over in heaps, they become s weelened and answer a good purpose for some soils. There is a muck bed in Dresden, opposite Kk’hmoiui village, owned by Capt. Charles Theobald, which is the best I ever saw. It is, in its nat ural state, almost as good as old manure from the cow yard, and will sell, as it lies in U>c lied, lor oue dollar and fifty cents per cord. It is contained in a cavity of several acres, of unknown depth; and twenty feet below the surface, trunks and limbs of huge Uees may be found, imbedded there no doubt Jor centu r,e*’ Teas., !Uata-h MaWia*. About twenty years ago chemistry abolish ed tlie tinder box, and the burnt rag that made tlie tinder went to make paper. Slowly did the invention spread. The use of the match is now so established that machines are in vented to prepare the splints. In New York one match manufactory annually cuts up a large raft of timber lor matches. The Eng lish matches are generally square, and thus thirty thousand splints are cut in a minute.— The American match* s are round, and tbe process of shaping being more elaborate, four thousand and live hundred splints are * ut in a minute. One ot our contemporaries under takes to tollqw a bundle of these thin splints through the various processes of its conver sion into matches: VV e take a little bundle containing eighteen hundred splints eaehji.ur inches long?these are to make three thousand six hundred matciies. Without bong separated, each end of the bundle is first dipped in sulphur.— When dry, the splints adhering to each oilier by means of the sulphur, must tie parted by what is called dusting. A boy sitting on the floor with a bundle before him strikes tlie matches with a kind of mallet on tbe dipped ends till they become thoroughly loosened.— They have now to he plunged into a prepara tion of phosphorus or chlorate of potash, ac cording to the quality of the match. The phosphorus produces the pale, noiseless tire, the chlorate of potash the share, crackling il lumination. After this application ol the more inflammable substance,t he matches are separated and dried in racks. Thoroughly dried, they are gathered up again into bun dles of the same quantity, and are taken to the boys who cut them, lor the reader will have observed that tlie bundles have been dipped at each end. ‘t here are tew things more remarkable in manufactories than tlie extraordinary rapidity ol the cutting process and that which is con nected with it. The hoy stands before a bench, the bundle on bis right hand, a pile ol empty boxes on his lelt. The matches are to be cut, and tlie empty boxes tilled by this boy. A bundle is opened; he seizes a portion, know ing by long habit tlie required number with sullicieut exactness: puts ttieui rapidly into a sort of a frame, knocks tbe ends evenly to gether, confines them with a strap which he tightens with his toot and cuts them in two parts with a knife on ahiuge, which he lirings down with a strong leverage. The halves lie projecting over each end of tbe frame; he grasps the left portion and thrusts it into a half open box, which slides into an outer ease, and he repeats the process with the matches in his right hand. This series of movements is performed with a rapidity almost unexam pled. for in this way two hundred thousand matches are cut and two thousand boxes till ed in a day by oue boy. Frederick Donglasa on Nocinl Fqunliiy. When Frederick Douglass lectured at In dianapolis, recently, be insisted that colored men should be admitted to the hall on equal terms, and carried his point. The Indianap olis Journal lias abused him tor demanding social equality lor the negro. To this Mr. Douglass replies, with great good sense I must ask, is this quite fair? What is so cial equality? Does It consist of being in'the same hall, and on the same floor, listening to the same lecture ? Do you regard every man as socially equal with you because you are on the same tloor at church, market, hall or else where? Do not character, wealth and intel ligence, control the matter of social rela tions? When we meet in a public hall, do we not meet as citizens, as the public, rich and poor, noble and ignoble, standing upon a common footing? And is not this well? But is it not quite another thing to force me mto association with all I meet as equal citizens in street or hall? My parlor and my table and my hand are my own, and I can choose my own triends ami associates, and you have the same right; and when you go into a public hall you venture beyond your parlor limits, and your right ends where that ol another man begins. A Which Wife’s Home. The N. Y. American Institute Farmer’s Club is In the habit of receiving and consider ing letters from any part of the Union on any subject of rural life. In the last Tribune we notice a letter from a lady, Mrs. Mary Barker of Gorham, Ohio, in which she describes her family and manner of living, which we think entitles her to the degree F. F. W. and is en titled to general consideration. She says; We are a family of ten persons, mostly chil dren. We consume daily one peck of apples, one of good potatoes, one cabbage bead, ono squash, one pint of beets, three quarts ot corn meal, and one ot wheat meal. You may count the cost for yourselves. No animal food of any kind is used. We enjoy the best health of any family in the neighborhood. The children have scarcely had a cold this winter, altougti they are running through the deep snow half the time; the girls with thick boots or shoes and stockings, and home-made tlannel dresses and pants; for the female portion of the family have become civilized enough to adopt the premium dress invented by E. B. Harman, M. D.. of New York. ^Applause.) The boys ore well clothed in homespun. 1 tlnnk any good judge would say we were kind to each other; that we learn well from hooks and trom things which we observe; do our work welland enjoy our games; and better we think than if we had a great trap set to decoy the beautiful and useful little quails, or had killed our fattest and sleekest kind bossy, or butchered one of the dearest aud nicest of our many little lambs, to pamper our already excellent appetites. Our children seem to be satisfied and well pleased with our breakfast and dinner-supper, and they never ask lor a piece nor an apple be tween meals. As tor keeping them clean, that is hut a small matter where there is no greuso and a plenty of soft water and soap, and indus trious housewives who need healthful exercise. Tbaxi. Crime and iia Pnnishmrnl. We observe that some of our exchanges aro making the recent occurrence of an unusual number of capital crimes in our State the oc casion of a demand for the enforcement of the death penalty. We regret to see also, in con nection with this demand, a disposition to ex aggerate the prevalence of crime in our State. It is not true that “lift and person are insecure among us,” or that we have reached that state of thiugs when a Draco-like severity of law becomes necessary to “shield the community from tho assassin’s dagger.” Such assertions are only calculated to alarm the timid and cre ate a false impression of the state of morals among us. The crimes which have recently shocked the community arc such as occur, with more or frequency, in the best ordered States. They happened in widely separated communities, were occasioned by no one cause, aud had no ueces-ary connection with our existing laws on the subject of capital punishment. Their occurrence of late in such unusual numbers we regard as simply fortuitous, a coincidence not to be traced to an immediate cause. Crime, indeed, seems to be periodical in its outbreaks, though the law which governs its occurrence, it there be one, is difficult to trace. At all events these terrible offences cannot be attri buted to the abolition of capital punishment, since the law is still on the statute hooks, aud it is but a brief period since a murdererer was hanged in our State Prison. But tho truth is men aro seldom deterred from the commission of crime by the severity of the punishment attached to it. They calculate. when they at all take the chances into consid eration, to escape detection. What is better than severity, is certainty ot pnnishment, and this, a 1 experience proves, is less attainable under capital punishment than any other. Wo see no argument therefore in the recent prevalence of crime for vindictive statutes.— We believe with the poet that "all revenge is crime." Neither are we afiected with that “sickly philanthropy’’which would shield the criminal from tin- punishment due to his crimes. Let it be sufficiently severe not only for the protection of society, but also to impr. ss upon the criminal the beimousuess of his of teiice while it Still leaves him opportunity tor reform But above all, let it be certain. Noth ing more encourages the commission of crimes than tho frequency of pardons, and tho many loop-holes of*.scape uttorded by the uncertain ties of the law, especially in capital cases. Let us not therefore he in haste to adopt the con clusion that only by shedding of blo.xl cun crime lie prevented. The human spirit of the ajje has abolished the death penalty for many offences with no loss of protection to society, and to say the least it is not yet proved that it is absolutely necessary U> the safety ot life and person.— Surely, it is belter, protection to society being equally gained, to let the wicked live out the measure of their days than to cut them oft in their sins, and thus contribute to familiarize tho popular mind with the violent destruction of human lift ; and to feed and eucourage those revengeful feelings which lead to tho commission ot so many crimes.—Portland Tran script. Mb. Blathi.—A lady correspondent of tie New York Tribune, writing from Washington, thus sketches the portrait of our Representa tive for the third district: Mr Blaine, whoso amendment excites the .,(.i,e great Pennsylvanian, is met alrtueanno. conceive how a shot should • V.ohim tor there seem no joints to his bar He is a man who knows what the weather was yesterday morning in Pakula, wbat the Emperor's policy will be touching Mexico, on what day of the week the 16th of December proximo will fall, who is the Chair man of the School Committee in Kennebiink, what is tho best way of managing the Nation al debt, together with all the other interests of to-day which anybody else would stagger un derflow lie does'it,nobody knows. He is al wavs in his seat. He must absorb details by JXi?tation"ihisfinger ends. As 1 -aid. ho if eftar metal. His features arc made in a mold—his attitudes am these of a bronze_ figure _Uis voice clinks, aud as you know, ho has I ideas fixed as brass.