Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, March 8, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated March 8, 1867 Page 1
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* . Hi'* V'U ■ * < —————■ _ 1 ■ Established June 23, ‘7*****V^^1^ __ * annum, in advance. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published everyday, (Sunday excepted,! al No. I Printers Exchange, Commercial Street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, Proprietor. Terms : -Eight Dollar? a year in advance. THE H A1NE STATE PRESS, is published at the «rme place every Thursday morning at *-'.UU a year. Invariably in advance. Kates of apvebtisisu.—Oho inebol space,in ii oi column, constitutes a‘‘square.” >7.50 per square daily first week: 75 cents pci we k an. r; three ins. l tlons, or less, $1.00; conlinu in1* every oilier day alter first, week, 50 cents. Hall jnare, three insertion** or l«*ss, 75 cents; one week, $ I.oo: 50 cents per week alter. Und* head of “Amusemi.nts,” $2.00ner square per week; three insertions or less, $1.50. Sfkhal NoticjK8,$1.25 per square h>r ll»e lii>i in sertion, and 25 cents pel square Ibr each .subsequent insertion. Advertisement* inserted in the ‘‘Maim State 1* kicks” (which 1ms a large circulation in every par ol the State) for $1.00 per square for first insertion and 50 cents per square for each subsequent mscr t tOO. BIM\i:sS CAltDS. C. J. SCHL’MAI I1EK, lltlXO PAINTER. Oilco at the Drug Store of Mewm. A. G. Schlotter beck & Co., ConttrrM Si, Pori la ud, Wf, jal2(lt f (ine door abovi • Brown. II. 31 . BRE WE R, (Successors to J. Smith & Co.) IHnuutnclurcr of Edither Belting. Also tor Bale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lacc Leather, RIVET* itud BEKS, sept3d(t n Jill CougrcHN Sirrrt. W. JP. FREEMAN & CO., Upholsterers ami Manufacturers ot FURNITURE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Spring-Beds, Mattresses, Pew Cushions, (Vo. I Clapp’s Block- foot Ehcsiuut Street, Pori in u«l. Fbeehas, D. VV. Deane, c. L. Qi/irby. tl n A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers in Stoves, Ranges & Furnaces, Can be lonnd in their NEW BUILDING ON I.IOTK NT., (Opposite the Market.) Where they will be pleased to see all their former customers aiid receive orders as usual. auglTdtf n CHASE, CRAW & STUKTEVAHT, GENERAL Commission Merchants, Wldgory’M VV hart, POHTU.ND, Mr. octlGdtl HOWARD & CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M V INK. Office No. 30 Exchange Street, ■'owpli Howard, jyfltt n Nathan Cli'avca. M. PEARSON, Crold and Sliver Plater —ANH Maiiniactiircr ol Silver Ware, Temple Street, Jirst door from Congress Street PORTLAND, ME. May 10—(II y n DBS. PEIRCE & FERNALD, DENTISTS, NO. 17.1 WIDDI.E NTKEET. C. N. Pei bce. 8. C. Fernai.d. February 21. dtf Deering, Milliken & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, _auitol dtf I* or 11 ii ii,I, >1 n«>, J OSEPH STORY Penrhfia Iflnrble t o. Manufacturers ami Dealers in Enameled nuA-r*. Chimney Pieces, Brackets, Pier Slabs, Grates and Chimney Tops, Importer and dealer in Eng lish Floor Tiles, German and French Flower Pols, I hinging Vases, Parian, Bisque, and Bronze Stat uette Hiul Busts. Glass Shades and Walnut Stands, Bohe mian and Lava Vases and olheY wares. 112 TIJEMGNT STREET Studio building aug22—-Gm n BOSTON, Mass. SHEPLEY & STROUl COUNSELLORS AT LAW, O F S’ I O K , Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex change street. ft. F. SHEPLEY. jvRtl A. A. ST ROUT. u. w. kobinson, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, 2 49 CongrcM* Street* .Jan 4—dtf _ __ PERClVAIi BONNEY, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, Morion litoclt, Congress, Street, Two Doors above Preble House, PORTLAND, ME. novlfl if ~DAVIS, MESERVE, HASKELL & 00.7 Importers and Jobber* of Dry (foods and Wootens, irrnile 18 Free Siren,* F. DAVIS, 1 r.ffiSSS PORTLAND, ME B. CftAPMA*. I _ Bdtmtf n \ r. ruiLLiPs <t eft, Wholesale Druggists, No. 148 Fore Street. oct17-dtl JOHN W. DANA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St. Dec 6—dtf ross a EEENY, PLASTERERS, PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL BTTJOOO AND MASTIO WOAKEiiB, Oak Street, between, Congress and Free Sts., PORTLAND, ME. Coloring, Whitening and White-Washing prompt y attended to. Orders Horn out ol L»w iisolicited. May 22—dtl .JOIITN W. DOW, Jr., Attorney and Counsellor at Law, JAUNCEY COURT, Wall Street, ..... IVew York E^Conkmtssioner for Maine and Massachusetts. Jan. 29 dtf wm. w. wuipfle, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE, l-onTLAND, ME. aug2 _ _ _ _ tl ■smith A CLARK, Wholesale Dealers in TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, l<il> FOHE STREET, PORTLAND, Me. fjan14 . _ d» W. \V. THOMAS. Jr., Attorney and Connseller at Law, [Chadwick House,] 24tt Congress Street. octti-dly a. a. scjicottici;i:i:ch a co. Apothecaries & Chemists, 303 Congress St, one door above Brown, I'OH I I.ANM. MB. Compounding Physicians Prescriptions Is one ni ourSpeeinltUe*. tJetoePrenarallons ofonr ow“.,ljanuilfui ll,re> w® ar<i able to vouch ior their gars Tuumui, iiti-ls' Material*, Ac., Jan 12—(l2n» <t T/. y. 1/O/LS/IOA, «J~ I loop skirt MniiHi3»ctnrer, IlMAI.FR IN English, French and American Corsets, Fancy Goods AND LACKS, HOSIERY, CLOVES, AwUU kln,I» fiTTREMMINOS an<1 Dress Huttons, t «“Ilantl-E uit Herman Woretcd Caruieuts made or"ir* * ^" H«m.i»Skirts made to order. no. t>< h.pi.'s Klot li, CONCRESS STREET. FOUTLAKD, ME Utl BU1SWESS t'ABDN. L. V. BJIOWK, Wholesale and Retail Dealer In Lubricating and Illuminating O I L S . 200 FOREST., FOOT OF FLU 31, PORTLAND, 19112. Office of State Essayor. I Portland, Me., March 5, 1867. ] This is to certify that 1 have this day tested a burn ing fluid or oil, with reference to its liability to ex plosion. The oil was introduced into a test tube, the tube partly iminers-d in water and heat was applied. The water was raised to the boiling point, and the beat was continued until the temperature of the oil in the tube was 207 deg. Fahrenheit. Flaiue was ap plied to the mouth ol the tube, but there w as not sufficient evolution of vapor to take tire. From the test I should regard the oil in question as perfectly sale for household use, wiien employed witli ordinary care. Signed, H. T. CUMMINGS, inar«d&w'lm Assavcr. tylerTlamb & CO, ” Manulacturers of HOOTS WO SHOES, ami Dealers in Leather and Bindings, have removed to 37 & 30 UNION* STREET, (former place of business previous to tird^T 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. Pori land. March 1,1867. nichffcllm SMITH ft LOVETT, • Manufacturers of Hyatt’s Patent Sidewalk Light, Iron Fronts for Fundings, Iron Dooeo nml VanIIm, Iron HbuttcrN, tloiNiiii" IflnuhiucM, and Builder**’ Iron %1'ork Reuernlly. 57 Devonshire Street, Boston. „, AMMI SMITH, JOSEPH EOV'ETT. THOMAS M. GIVEEN, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Exchange Street, cor. of Federal, ‘ ICLAPP'lli R MICK.) J2w* COLLINS, BLISS d? CO., PRODUCE Commission Merchants. AgcutH for Ibc Nonpareil French Guano. B^ ’Cash advances made on consignments. Hinlc Hired, and l.’fO Central Hired, Feb. 25. RONTON. 3m Charles P. Mattocks, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, BOODV IIOINK, COR. CONGRESS AND CHESTNUT STREETS, feMW ,_ Portland. WAITER COREY & CO, Manufactdrers and Dealers in FUBSITUBE! Looking Glasses, Mattresses, Spring Beds, A c. CHapp’a Block, Kmncbcc Sired, [Opposite Footqf Chestnut,) Fobgritf_ PORTLAND. GEO. S. NUTTING, Counsellor at Law, —AN IF Solicitor of Patents, No. 113 Federal Street, icbUUlm_PORTLAND, Me. WILLIAM A. PEABCE, F L U M Id E JA l MAKER OF Force Pumps and Wnlrr Closets. M iirm, Cold nml tthower Knilis, Wash ItwtvlM, Bi-iihn mid Silver Plaleil CocIin. Kvery description of Water Fixture tor Dwelling Houses, Hotels and Public Buildings, Ships, etc., ar ranged and sol up in Hie best manner, and all orders in town or country laithlully executed. Constantly on hand Lead Pipes and Sheet Lead and Beer Pumps of all kinds. Also, Till Hootiug, Tin C'oiiilnrtor* and work in that line done in the best maimer. •ar 'Ail kinds of Jobbing promptly af;ended to. I NO. ISO FORK NT., Porllnnd, Me. _Jan 15 _ dsm it- H. WOOD cC SOX, imokURs, So. 17S-- Fore Street. '•■yl It J. it. HUDSON, JIL, A R TINT. Studio No SOI 1-2 Congress Street. l^jr’Lcssons given in Painting and Drawing. February' 1—atf WRIGHT A CLARK, FRESCO PAINTERS, In Oil and Distemper Colors. Also House and Sign Painters, Morton Block, two doors above Preble House, Portland, Me. 12it We are prepared to design and execute every description of Wall and Ceiling Decorations, for Churches, Public Buildings,Private Residences,Halls, «JCe. Gilding and Emltossing on Glass. Kvery de scription of Wood finished in Wax and Oil Filling, and in Varnish or French Polish. .iahM3in ~ if. 31. PAYSOK, ' STOCK BROKER. No. 30 Exchange Street, PORTLAND ME I1021dt GOLD API) & HASKLLL, LAWYERS, NO. I«* FREE NTRFFTj PORTLAND, Particular attention given to Bankruptcy ap plications and proceedings under the new Bankrupt act of Congress. c. W. GODDARD. T. II. IIA8KELL. Pol l land, March 5, 1667. in. hOdtf MERRILL UliO’S & CUSHING, (Late Merrill & Small,) Importers and Wholesale Dealers in Fancy Dry Goods, Gloves, Hosiery, Corsets,Yarns, SMALL WARES, TRIMMINGS, &c, fV« 13 Hummer Hi., - - - - RONTON. felb II. Merrill, I. M. Merrill, A. It. Cushing. eod3m I~ EWIN PIEK€E, Attorney” and Counsellor J at Law, No. 8 Clapps Block. jd!21 Kl'II.lHNU. TO BUILDERS. PERSONS wishing for Spruce Dimension Frames lor early Spring business, will do well to leave their orders at once with STEVENS A ill lit KILL, at their Lumber Wharf, Commi ttal Strfet, near loot of Maple Street, where can always be found a large Stock ot Fine, s nice, Walnut, Chest nut and Butternut Lumber, Clapboards, Shingles, Laths, &c., &c. Also—Doors, Blinds, WinTlow Frames and Wiudow Sashes, glazed and unglazed, at lowest prices. Remember—STEVENS & MERRILL, leb 11 d2m Aki ihtli tuo a enulnkkrinr. Messrs. AN DERSON. BON NELL 4f CO., have made arrangements with Mr. STEAD, an Architect of established reputation, and will in future carry on Architecture w ilii their business as Engineers. Par lies intending to build are invited to call at their ottiee. No, iiOO Congress street, and examine eleva tions and plans ot churches, banks, stores, blocks ot buildings, $e. j 12 W »7. //. WALKER, a41 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Maple Street. (tenoral Agent lor the State lor n . w. ./on y s 9 Improved Roofing, For buildings oi all kinds. CAR and ktfam BOAT J>KCK 1 NO. KOUFJNG CEMENT, f01 ing and repairing all kinds ol roofs. PUkserva TIVE PAINT lor iron and wood work, Metul RontvT &c. COMPOUND CEMENT, for repairing shingled roots. BLACK VARNISH, lor Ornamen tal Iron work &c. Full descriptions, c rculai , prices, tVc. furnished by mail or on applicationat theofiice, where samples and testimonials can be seen. sep!2dtf INDIA KUBBKIt GOODN. HAVING been burned out ol my Rubber Store, 117 Middle St., 1 would solicit the trade of the citizens ot Portland and vicinity, (until 1 re-open) to my headquarters, 85 Milk Street, Boston, where are kept every variety of goods made trom India Rubber comprizing In part Rubber and Leath er Machine Belting, Steam Packing, Gaskets, Kings Hose tor conducting and hydrant purposes, Rubber Clothing of every descrij lion. Combs, Balls, Toys, Undershooting lbr beds in cases ot sickness, Rubber Boots and Shoes, 'i'ulnug, spittoons. Syringe*, Gloves and Mittens, Elastic Rings and Bands, Piano Covers, Horse Covers with and w ithout hood. Wagon Covers, Air Beds, Pillows, Cushions, and Lite Pre servers. Mechanics’ Aprons, Rubber .Jewelry, ot beautiful patters, and all kinds of Rubber Goods that may be desired, all of which I will sell ut luauulac turers lowest prices. Please forward yourorders lor the present to , II. A. HALL, Jul 1Sendtf 85 Milk Street, Boston. 'Send yourorders tor .Job Work to Dully Pre Office CORA KTNCKS1I IP. Lim ited Pa rtn ersh ip. THE undersigned, George Burnham, Jr , Charles S. Morrill and John E. Burnham, all of Port'and, Cumberland County, hereby certify, that they have this first day of March, A. I >. 1*67, constituted a part nership in accordance with the Statutes of Maine re lative to Limited Partnerships. L The name of the firm is and shall be BURN HAM & MORRILL. 2. Said Charles S. Morrill and John E. Burnham are I he general, and said George Burnham, fir. is the special partner. 3. The Business of said firm will be packing and dealing in Hermetically Sealed Provisions. Said Geoigv Burnham. Jr., contributes twelve thousand ($ 12,oGO) dollars in cash. 4. Said partnership commences this first day of March, A. D, 1*07, and Mill cease the last day ot April A. D. 1*6*. The principal ami established pl ice <d business will be at Portland a lore said. Portland, March 1, 1*67 „ GEORGE BURNHAM, JR. Stamp. JOHN E. BURNHAM, CHARLES S. MORRILL. Cumberland, ss.—March 4th, 1*67, Personally appeared the above named George Burnham, Jr., Charles S. Morrill, and John E. Burnham, ami severally made oath to the truth of the above certifi cate. and acknowledged the same as their free act. Bctore me, WILLIAM L. PUTNAM, Justice of the Peace. Limited Partnership—Burnham & Morrill. Stamp. Cumberland, as—Registry of Deeds. Received March 4, 1867, at 12 b M, and recorded in Book 34*, page 368. Attest, THOMAS HANCOCK, Register. Mar C eod 6w By E. M. Irish. Copartnership Notice. MR. T. P. BUTLER is admitted a Partner from this date. The firm will be PIlUKTOltr A BUTLER. And we shall continue the Wholesale Grocery, Flour and Provision Business at the Old‘Stand. I ll# Commercial Street. N. L. PUR1NTON. Portland, March 4, 1*67. iuar7d3w Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have lliis day formed a copart nership under the firm name ot JORDAN & RANDALL, And have taken Rooms at the Junction of Free nu«l lMiddle AlreclN, over H. H. Hav’s Apothe cary store, where they will transact a Wholesale Tailors’ Trimming Business In all its branches. WM. P. JORDAN, GEO. A. RANDALL. March 1st, 1*67. mar5d3\v COPARTNERSHIP. SA. IHTfHCOfK, has this day retired • from the firm of LOW, PLUMMER & CO., in favor of H. IS. KEAZEIi, and business will be conducted under the same firm name of LOW. PLUMMER & CO. marSdlw* Copartnership Notice. rpilE undersigned have this day formed a copart X nership under the lirm name of THOMES, 8MAKDON & CO., for the purpose of transacting a general Jobbing business in Fine German .English and American Woolens, TA1XORS’ TROUtllNG*, Arc, at New Store, NO. r>G UNION STREET. FRANCIS O. THOMES, GEORGE H. SMARDON. Portland. March 1,1867. d2w Copartnership Notice THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the name of GREENE, READ & SMALL, and have taken store Hfc 157 Commercial St,, corner of Union, where they will transact a Wholesale Flourjirocery & Provision Business. Their old friends and I lie public geuerally are re spectfully invited to call. CYRUS GREENE, JOSEPH W. READ, GEO. M. SMALL. Portland, Feb. 14, 1667. l.idKdtm Copartnership Notice. AP. monoan iius this fib ^onJiuctea under the firm name of “Richardson, Dyer & Co.,” At the old stand, No. 143 Commercial Street, Where they will continue the General Wholesale Business in W. V. CtooiIn, Crorerii H, Flour and I*ro vini«nN. R. M. RICHARDSON, J. W. DYER, J. E. HANNA FORD. Feb 2—(13m Dissolution ofCopartnevhh ip 1A1IE copartnership lieretolorc existing under the* name ot CALVIN EDWARDS \ CO., is Ibis day dissolved by mutual consent. All j *ersons bold - ng bills against the firm, arc requested to present them tor payiueul, and those indebted will please call and settle 337 Congress Street. CALVIN EDWARDS, WILLIAM G. TWOMLEY. Tlic subscriber having obtained the tine store No. 337 Congress Street, wall continue the business, and will keep constantly on hand T»IJVlSrO FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which he can sell at the manufacturer’s IjOWENT PRIC1X Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MF.LODE ONS. OLD PIANOS taken in exchange. bar Orders for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. win. «. rwouBi.v. November 26, 1866. dtf 1 " SHH5 1 . 1 11 ■HE French Lan»Ha§e and Literature TAUGHT BY PROF. LEON DE MONTIER, 1.11 LOM France; graduated in the Academic de Par is Universitie de France. Late Professor in the French Language and Literature in the McGill Uni versity and High School of Montreal. Canada East. Prof. LEON do MONTIER begs leave to say that he is prepared to give Lessons in the above iinpor tant branceli of modern education, both in Schools and private families. Classes may also bo formed by gentlemen and ladies desirous of acquiring a thor ough knowledge and the fluent speaking of the French Language. Prof. L. de M.’s method of teaching French will smooth in a great part the difficulties of beginners, whilst to more advanced pupils he will impart a pro ficiency of shaking, blether with the pure Parisian accent, so deservedly esteemed by all well educated |*eople. Nothing shall he wan ting on the part of Prot. M. lo enable bis pupils to make the most rapid pro gress, and by bis exertious to speak the French lan guage iu the shortest time. Applications as to the terms may be made by letter or otherwise, at 52 Freest, or at Messrs Hailey & Noyes Book store, Exchange si. References are kindly permitted hy the following: In Portland.—Rev, Dr. Dalton, comer South and Spring Streets; Rev. E. Bolles; Dr. Filch, 87 State Street; Dr Chadwick 295 Congress Street ; Dr. Lud wig ; C. O. Files Esq. Principal ot Portland Acade my. January 10. dtf Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female College. THE SPUING TERM of Thirteen Weeks will i commence on the ilth of March. II. P. TO USE Y, President . Kent’s Hill, Feb. ID. mi. febl!l w2t deoU2w Casco St. Seminary. fpHE Spring Term of this School lor Young La I. dies and Misses will coiuiucnce Monday, March 11. For particulars inquire al No. 15. Preble Street. .... _ MARY C. HALL. Principal. mchlu2w* 1 E A T O M Family and Day School. rpilE SPRING TERM of (lie Eaton Scliool wil 1 commence tlie 2>Iili of Morrh, and continue thirteen weeks. For circular address H. F. EA’J'ON, Principal. Norridgcwock, Me., March 5th, 1WJ7. march <» deod4w Portland Academy, Union llnll, (Entrance on Free Street.) OOYS of all ages and att iinments received at any If time in tho Term. Particular attention paid to Private classes and Private pupils, Terms $10.00 per J erm ol ten weeks, C. O. FIUES, Principal, Fcl9d3w 28 Hanover St, P.O.Box 927. 1< rank!in Family School, ■°R BOVS, TOPSHAM, - . MAINR A easily ucces Portland, nine in^a lfom'feauf"tFo“V«r“!u* address the Principal, circular, &c., fcbio diw h. a. Randall. For Sale IN Saco, a Stock ol Ory 4*aa«Im, with Race ol Store, in one oi tho best locations in the place. Business long established. Address II. M. JAMES, feblft dll Sim-o, Me. Orist Mill—I»<‘Pi iug’fs Bridge, Xj OR SALE—containing 5 Uuu of Stones—one lor , o11!1’ w,‘1' Ory 1R»oui. Also, Elevators lor Corn and Salt. All in good running order and now in EDW. H. BURG1N, leblO dti ItritlOVALS. removal^ Stevens, Lord & Haskell, Have this day removed to the New Store # N s. •> / <£• 5G Middle Street, (Over Messrs. Woodman True & Co.’s,) Tlieir old place of business previous to the fire, where they will keep constantly on hand at whole sale a Well Assorted Stock - OF - BOOTS & SHOPS! Manufactured expressly for the New England Trade. Also Manufacturers of Hoot and Shoe Moccasins. Portland, March Gth, 18G7. mar7dtf R K JN1 O V A ~I7. STEPHEN GALE lias removed to the Corner of Deer and Middle Sts., a few steps l>elow the old stand, on the opposite side ot the street. meh5d‘2w 11 K M O V A L ! FA1KBANKS’ STANDARD SCALES S l atent Money Drawers l Rubber and Ivory Handled Table Cutlery, ROGERS’ ftCJIftNORR —AND— GENERAL HARDWARE, AtKING & DEXTER’S, I7S illiddlc nnd I IN Federal ftlrcela. lebtl) ,13m REMOVALI -< The undersized having removed from Moulton street to their NEW STORK, No. <! Exchange Street, would invite the public to examine our large stock ot House, Sliip and Parlor Htoves. We Ianvc for Sale the P. P. Stewart’s Cooking anil Parlor Stoves, Gardner t'hi!«on% new Cooking Stove; also a new Cooking Stove called the PE ERE ESS, wtf<l to be the best Cooking Stove now manufactured. We arc Agents for the McGregor New Furnaces, both PORTABLE and BRICK, and give our personal attention to setting them up. We warrant it the Best li'nriint e ever offered tor style in this market. Grateful to our triends and patrons for past patron age, would solicit a continuation of the same. O. HI. A D. W. NASH. mcli4dtf it E M O V A L ! JOHN eTIvALMEM, Wholesale Dealer in Straw Goods and Millinery, Has removed to his New Store (Old Stand) 1 1« Midtllo 8t. JOHN E. PALMER. Portland, March 1st, 1807. i!2w CASCO NATIONAL BANK. K E HI O V A I, . THE Casco National Bank will remove to, and l>»‘ prepared for business at their NEW BANKING 1 roUSKon Middle Street, on Tuesday. Flu. 20th. instant. E. P. OEltKISH, Caslikr. February 25. dim Oil Store Removed. XHE undersigned lias removed from bis old stand, corner of Fore and Union Streets, %""■ w,lalc. ■""! Lard Oil; wffihU{.„A2 „n aSU,.“;-. P,arafl"“'. and Wax . 'audios, «U HR jirfsi favors, be respectfully solicits a continuance. WM. A. HYDE. February 22, 1807. fel>23 dim RE MOVA L ! a. e. her it, Merchant Tailor, Has Removed to bis New Rooms, No. 3 Free Street Block, Febl2 Over Chadbonrn & Kendall. dtt "r k m o v m d . S T It O U T 2fe GAGE, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts , Over I.wring's l>ruy Moir, s. C. STJitOUT. 11. W. GAGE. dcc31 d&Wtt It jfMT> V A L . J AMES O’DONNELL, Counsellor at Law, Notary Public &'Commissioner of Deeds, Has removed to Claip’s New Block, COR. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, .fan 15. (Over Sawyer’s Fruit Store.) dtf STET JVi O v A L ! w. ii. n.ivioRD, Oonrissellot* at Law, And Noliciior of Paleuh, Has Removed to Corner of Brown and Congress Streets, .jalK BEOWN’S NEW BLOCK. dtf Jl. & 8. K. 8 L'lUN Ci HAVE removed to tlicir former place of business, over the Oeran liiMurantT Oilier, corner Exchange and Milk Street. Jebl4 dim OUT OF THE EIRE! 11. F. SMITH & SON’S New Photograph Rooms, — AT— NO. 1« MARKET SCUAIlE. __ aux'jn „ dtf O. O. OOWNES, MERCIIA NT TA I LOR, HAS RKMOVKDTO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNKU OF CHF.STNNT August .10, lMUi. n dtt HOLDEN & PEABODL Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 22!) 1-2 Confjresa Street, Near the Court House. A. B. HOLDEN. SCJWaIill H. C. PEABODY. Harris *C- Waterhouse, JOBBERS OF Hats, C ups and Furs. _ Portland, Dec. 3d 1866. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hats, Caps, and Fins, have removed to their New Store, No. ]'} Exchange Street, jJ* U* HARRIS. Ueltl' J. E. WATERHOUSE. * hIRIIEV, liHiirauif A^i uu, will be found at No 117 Commercial, corner ol KxehangoM I Loiue Office of Now York; National oitiev nt Boston; Nailiigausett.Office ol Providence; Iiituum Office ol Hartford; Suii.dord Office of New A ork, and other reliable officer, are represented by this agency. 3 JolffiPow._ jyj-,lti _F.W. Libbe.y. JIOUCE. H. J. LIBBY CO., Manufacturers f OinmissjoTi Merchants. Conn ling Room over l irst National Bank, No. 33 Free street, second sf01>’-___iyll ti I A®*WHONK ItlGKKlIiL, J.ealer~n f " . Watches, .Tewelry, Masonic Regalia, and Mili tary Goods, hi,, 13 Free street, Portland. Haute store with Geyer and Gelei. iyI2dt.f l-T l‘ t! K v ltt >, Booksidler and Stationer, may he IX. loundatNo. 337 fongres" St., corner <u Oak at*____ juiltitt Ik S‘^ 0:111 he louud at the store A*’,*<;,• K •1 >ahh, G lapp's Block, No. n, where we offer a good assort men tot Clothing and Furnishing Goods at low j.rices. * jul IS QMiTii & KKJiri. i ion ns. Hors at Law. Martini Block, Congress SI. Same entrance as U S. Ar my offices. _ iyl2dtf rrllK EtWHtN an. X permanently loeated nt No. 31 Free street and prepare!, to do Kx press Business overall the Rail road and Steam lion t routes in the Stale, and Went hy I . S. .V J .. I.a-tern amt Boston & .Maine Ronds to Boston, eonm-cf mg* there with Expresses to all parts of the country. For the convenience 01 our customers on Commer cial amt Fore street**, an order book lor ireigbt Calls will be kept at office ol- Canadian Express Co No - Fore s.rect. j. N. \VlNSRuW. ' Jy‘24 tt JA H. >1. ItA .V l>, Attorneys and Counseikus, • No. 16 Free Street, near Middle. juli3 MATHAN <?»>ULI>, Merchant Tailor, has removed 1 to No. 16 Market S<juai e, over SWeetsh’s Apotlie cary8feore.__' jy lo—ti l^k®**^®*** Aiiorn«'y<d aad t ouaM'llorH. al tlie Boody House, corner oI Congrt ss ami <'lostiml shvcls. jyoft Tor Sale. A B£5! r«Sv.Us’ 5i5s’in* 1111,1 Blocks, nearly new, £Y m’oner of 100 hrus; also Top sails, rore and Mainsails, second hand. . ..... SAMPSON .V CONANT, dccfdtt No. Ill at 20 Commercial Wharf, INSURANCE STATEMENT OF CONDITION OF TJUS Commerce Insurance Comp’y, Of Albany, 1%. V., Dec. .*11, 1NGG. ASSETS: Ileal Estate,.$ 45 000 00 Bonds and Mortgages,. ir.9,875 00 Bank Stock,.. 7,500 00 United States Securities.. 227,172 00 Demand Loans wiih Collaterals,. 43.745 00 Cash on hand and in hands of Agents,_ 34,259 47 Accrued Interest,. 4,849 82 $532,701 29 LIABILITIES: Unadjusted Losses,.$ 11,775 00 A. Van Allen, President. It. M. Hamilton, Secretary. * State of New York, i City and County of Albany, t Albany. Feb. 21, 1807. Personally appeared before me Adam Van Allen, President, and It. M. Hamilton. 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Non Toi'friiiujg, I'Eiilouiimit, Teu Year, Haul nil oth«‘i* EorniH of I'olicies hit in Miied by Ihin t/'oni |»nuy, on more tutor able iidvanlni{<‘M than by may other* This Co. issued during the last 12 months, in.345 Policies, being 1,(100 morn than issued bv any other Go. in iliis country. Gash received tor PREMIUMS $5,842,812. Receipts lor interest, $1,112,00(1, while its losses being only $772,000; showing the receipts for INTEREST to he nearly $350,000 more than its losses. - careful not to confound the name <f this Go. with others similar. —feolodlf _ INS UHANCE NOTICE. F0YE, COFFIN & SWAN, UNDEBW BITEBS, —AND— General Insurance Agents, have returned to their old stand, Ocean Insurance Co.’s Block, KXCflAiKUE STKKKT. F. C.& S. continue to represent first class Com panics in all departments of insurance. 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The undersigned would respectfully call the attention of the citizens of Portland to the fact that, he is prepared to ortcr them PAULOlt SUITS —and all— upholstery goods OF HIM OWN MANUFACTURE ! Which lie will always WARR ANT TO HE AS REC OMMENDED, with - , Prices Beyond Competition ! N. It.— Ke'pnirins; of nllhimlw ncady null prompt I > done t HAS. U. WHITTEMOBK, (Siiocistor to Geo. T. ttiirro'Jghs If Co.,) fet)20<ltf I.ANUAMTEIt HAI.I.. GAN FIXTURES I OOVELL & CO, 554 Broadway, Now York, Importers and Manufacturers of Chandeliers, Oas Fixtures, Ate., Ot the latest styles. Store Pendents and Brackets of every variety or pattern made to suit any sized room or hall, ihe attention of Architects and Builders is respectfully solicited. Prices to stilt the times. Be tors by permission to Messrs. Marrett, Poor & Com Portland._ fehUdlm Ur AS FIXTURE'S! JOHN KLNSMAN bns a good assoi'tment of GAS FIXTURES ot all kimln. ami will .oil them .»» low rnt they can he bought in Boston, New York or elsewhere. JOHN HINMMAN, Union Nlreel, mcMdtt PORTLAND, ME, • + DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. Friday Morning, March 8. 1867. License ti. Prohibition. On the question of a Prohibitory law, doubt less much may be said l>oth tor and against it. The same is true of a License law. It is not our purpose to discuss the merits of eith er, in the piesent article. For many years our Slate has been committed to the doctrine of prohibition. Other States have borrowed their legislation in a large measure, on this general subject, from ours. From time to time in creased stringency has been given to the law and the demands of the working friends of temperance have usually been granted; witli what practical results others can judge as well as we. In relation to these results, as in re lation to the policy and wisdom of the law it self, good men differ. It is too late in the day to dis[>ose of all who are sceptical in relation to the wisdom and benefits of a prohibitory law as “rummies,” as it is too late to brand all who favor such a 'aw as “fanatics.” As we have said, good men all having the cause ef sobriety at heart, and equallii at heart, differ on the questions under consider ation. Theirshades of difference we need not here state, hut we assume that all good men wish well to the cause of temperance per se. If they differ in details—on questions of ways and means—it is only because they differ in their estimates of results. Convince the friends of a license system—tic* temperance friends we mean—that prohibition may he practically enforced and that it will accom plish the re ults aimed at by its advocates, and hundreds who now oppose would become the friends and supporters of the prohibition poli ey; and may we not with equal truth assert that thousands of prohibitionist would at once cease to uphold that policy and adopt some other, were they satisfied beyond all reason able doubt that their favorite scheme for pro moting the cause of temperance would signal ly tail to advance the interest which lies so near their hearts ? The friends of temperance are laboring for a thing rather than a theory; for a victory ov er appetite rather than a victory over oppos ing sectious of sober-minded men. it is a prar. tieal result that they wish to secure, and not the triumph of this or that scheme. To dry up the fouulaius of intemperance ami thus les sen the tearful aggregate of pauperism, crime and sutlering is the objective point for which all the friends of temperance are aiming. The new law just passed by our legislature, and which is to be submitted to a popular vote, was brought tin ward aud enacted in obe dience to a wide-spread demand from tbe working temperauce organizations of tbe State. While many members of the legisla ture no doubt voted for the new bill under a sincere conviction of its wisdom and nesessity, and its admirable fitness to promote the cause of good order and sobriety, we dare say many other members, either with no fixed opinion upon the subject or while secretly doubting the wisdom of tbe measure, gave it their votes because they would not be understood as op posing any means of reform proposed by tlie working temjierance men of tbe State, and were disposed to give them a lair and open field aud all required laws to exhibit the effi ciency ol tlie policy to which the State is com %uiitted, and tints bar out all excuses lor fail ure on the ground that proper facilities for tbe enforcement of the law were withheld by the people's representatives. That the law may work good results, if approved by the people, is our sincere desire; still that it will do so is seriously doubted by many good men. The Bangor li'hitj, edited we think by thor took ground against tlie hill during its pendency in tlie legislature, giving reasous lor its opposi tion which have appeared in these columns and which surely were not without weight, and yet we dare predict that if the law goes into etiect, no paper in the State will morv sincerely rejoice in its suecesslulworkings and its good results than the Winy. That the new law will Ikj triumphantly sustained at the polls, we have no doubt. Ju Massachusetts where a prohibitory law is in force, tbe people and tlie legislature are taking sides on tbe questions of license and prohibition. A strong elfort is being made to supercede the existing law by a stringent li cense law, and a legislative committee has long been listening to testimony upon the subject. Clergymen, physicians, judges, at torneys and municipal officers have lieen be fore the committee, #md the testimony indi cates a very marked chauge of opinion on the subject among even the best men in the com monwealth. The friends of prohibition are represented before the committee by Kcv. Dr. Miner of School Street Univeisrlist Church, Boston, wlio subjects the w ituesses to a thorough cross examination, and spares no efforts to bring out all tlie strong points in favor ol the law as it is. We extract from the testimony at one ol tlie sessions of tlie committee as reported in the Boston papers: Rev. John R. Robiuson. city missionary of! Boston, said that intemperance is increasing ' in the north part of the city, and many women and children have lately become its victims.— He would like a prohibitory law it we could have one iu fact, but from liis observation he had come to the conclusion it was impractica ble. He believed a license law would have a most beneficial influence, and reach many cases which are now beyond reach under the present law. Rev. W. R. Alger, Unitarian, of Boston, was called. He believed that in Boston the prohib itory law was null and void, and that intem perance bad increased very much within the last six years. He believed a judicious license law would be far more practicable to suppress intemperance. Rev. Dr. Blab den, of the Old South, ortho dox, thought intemperance to be increasing, that a lice use law would promote temperance, and that there is likely to be more drunken ness where liquors are used surreptitiously Mian where they are used openly. Rev. Father Taylor, sailors’ missionary, thought iu temperance was diminishing iu his part of the city, and that landlords should be allowed to keep liquors for their guests. Dr. George F. Bigelow, secretary of the Howard benevolent society, thought intem perance had been increased by the prohibitory law. He was formerly in favor of prohibition, but he had changed his views and now believ ed the license system would be better than any prohibitory law which has yet been adopt ed. Albert G. Goodwin, president of the Boston Provident association, said lie had observ ed that intemperance was on the increase, and that the number of cellars and garrets where liquors are sold was multiplying. He once believed in the prohibitory law, but his views hail changed and lie would now like to see a li cense* law tried. He had a large acquaintance among total abstinence men in Boston, and he should say that more than half of them have a prolerence fora license law. Mayor Nbrcross of Boston said the cases of drunkenness had not diminished iu conse quence of the efforts of the State constables.— fie believed a license law could hi* enforced. Mayor Lewis of Roxbury and ex-Mayor Charles T. Russell of Cambridge agreed with the Mayor of Boston. The latter said he would allow tow n aud city authorities to grant licenses, but be would not allow the licensing of open bars either in hotels or elsewhere. He would have the license revokahle by the grant ing authorities whenever it apparred that the sellers made improper use of it. At another session ot the Committee, the testimony as reported, ran as follows: Ex-Judge Sanger,. District Attorney of Suf folk county, was recalled by ox-ftov. Andrew. If he was a legislator, he said, and he wished to maintain order and check drunkenness, he did not know that he could devise a better law Ilian the present, hut so far as regarded the rights ol' the people he should favor a strin gent license law. The temperate drinking; ot alcoholic liquor he did not think was a vice, and he did not believe that the police regula tions of a small town could be made applieame to a large city. He believed there were many Christians and temperance people license law the prohibitory law, and that '* “ ihe nre« was enacted lie would suggest • 1 • ent mnehinerv remain in toree to punish the t nt nincnini ry re , Sanger, on a cross unlicensed dialers Jjidp ftat in examination by 1 linking of ale and HquorT positive good, for he had fonutl it so in'Ids own ease, yet he dul not us 3 it as a bev A. f>. Brewster, formerly Assistant At torney of Suffolk, was called. His experience as a prosecuting officer, was that it hud been difficult to convict tor violations of the prohib itory law. The difficulty was not always with dealers on the jnriea, hut there were others who deemed tho law arbitrary and unconstitu tional. He lielieved there was one-third uioro drunkenness in Boston now than twelve years ago. While the State constables have lessen ed the number of places where liquor is sold, he did not think there W any real diminu tion in the traffic. In reply to further ques tions, Mr. Brewster said that lie never believed intoxication could be driven out of the world but that a license law would have the effect to promote temperance,good order and sobriety. Itev. E. M. 1*. Wells was called. His duties were ehietly among tliu |>oorr classes, and be had always been a strong temperance man, and w'ould make almost any saerilicc, even of life, to stop the evils and ravages of intemper ance. His observation bad convinerd linn that drunkenness was terribly on the increase. The poorer people frequently have liquors in large quantities in their own houses, and it is generally of a very poor and cheap quility, produces delirium tremens, lie t... nil ulvongly in favor of the present law il mil 11 could he effectually enforced, it wiiumW*^* * license law was passed, tory law had!*1 ,uore K<KK* tl"in “ l,r<>bibi Advvni h^'n^;,^1-" *>’ Church of the increased of late* ,fh»‘.‘"temperanec had moralized thiM? “K* “ had greatly de if a license law was enacted M*i b.ellfcved that ory law Use,I to prosecute* tliV'unli,,r‘J'ibitr ers, it would bring with it »male*!"" deal check intemperance. In reply "ee to Dr. Miner lie said that he recogni*.n t‘V seribable amount of evil ffowiug from the cessive atid intemperate us<*s ot liquors vete\ did not consider drunkenness a crime ’ u, ,1" use of alcobolie liquors a sin. Itev. Father Power, Catholic clergyman in Worcester, was called, lie claimed that drunkenness was a great evil, and that it was on the increase from the fact that the law is such that many men break it for the sake of being obstinate. The present law he consider ed despotic, one which took away certain rights from tlie pc sir people. Ha believed that Un safe of liquors should be regulated by a license law, and he was strongly in favor of it. Kev. Thomas Shcliaii, Catholic clergyman from Taunton, was called. Before the passage of the Maine law he was very sueees-ful in hi* labors for teni|ierance, but the passage of that law had decidedly weakened Ins moral inilu ence. Itev. Robert Brady of St. Mary’s church, Boston, was c alled. He said that he believed the only effective means to secure a temper ance reform was Uirougli moral suasion. Rev. Lawrence McMahon, Catholic clergy man from New Bedford, was called. lie- said that so far as his observation had extended, tin prohibitory law luid failed to check intemper ance. A temperauco organization connected witli his church had done more for temper ance, he believed, than all the Static constables in Bristol county. Kev. Father Doherty of Cambridge, said that the result ofhis own observation had been tluit the amount of drinking among his own people had neither increased or diminished in conse quence ot legislation. He did not believe that the benefits of the prohibitory law were what its triends contended, and he believed in the expediency of license law. ejomi u. tiuer, special police officer, stat ed that his duty was to investigate cases ul in temperance in the city. He had found open, extensive ,drunkenness among children, and general use of liquors in families. Olio yoav ago, he stated tliat there was very little liquoi earned into families. Mr. Theodore Voelokers of Boston, an arclii tect, statud tliat lie was a reformed drunkard, and tea tided in tavor of a license law. Alderman GaMcld of Boston said that liis opinion of the prohibitory law was that it was a good ex|ieriment when enacted; he thought, however, that druukeuuess hud inereased since tlie enactmeut of the law, and that a lice us. law ought to ho tried. l'.x-Mayor Uichardson ofCambrige, ex-may ors Lincoln anil Wightman of Boston, and Rev. Dr. Lotlirop, Rev. Dr. Adams and Kev. John E. Todd of Boston, and Judge Henry E. French and Hon. John C. Park were ail strong- ■ ly in favor of a license law. Rev. Dr. Adams was very decided in his opinion that prohibition is a lull ore, and that a license it^v will promote the cause of temperance; and he said he lie- • lieved that in bis own denomination, the or thodox Congregational, the weight of opinion tended in the same direction. We have extended this article quite as far is is desirable, and the only purpose we have hed in giving the above extracts, is not to en dorse their general teuar, or by them to sus tain any views of our own, hut simply to show how good men, sincerely devoted to the cause of sohrWy and good order, dill'er in their esti mates'of the means by which it is proposed to promote the common weal. -What tiie re sult of this conflict of ideas in our sister State is to be we do uot feel competent to predict; we only hope that the best methods may be secured, and in their adoption that the best good of community may be promoted. The Newbury|iort Herald, conservative, op posed to prohibition and in livur of license has no doubts as to the final result of tin-’ struggle now agitating the people of the State, and in a brief article referring to this matter, holds the followingemphatw language; It has not been doubtful from the first that the temperance men would beat; and even if they should lose this year, they would come up in the next elections stronger than ever. The people ol Massachusetts aro as much dt - termiued to banish rum, as four years ago they were to overthrow slavery; and there is little doubt tliat they will keep all the power of tile govermiiiiiit in their hands to do it. Next No vember rum will in a great measure lake the place oftlie negro. Tweuty-five thousand tem perance voters are already banded together to that end, and they will double their number, making themselves a power that raudidates anil parties will court. Wenvould prefer agood law, but the man is blind who does nut see that we are not to have it, and no politician who hopes to succeed will ally himself to tin liquor party. The Haiakriapt Law. The bankrupt bill, thanks to the excellent management of Mr. Jenckes, lias liecome a law. The vote stood 73 to 71 in the House, and when Mr. Jenckes made the usual mo tions to clinch the action of the House, mov ing to reconsider and to table the motion to reconsider, ho was met by a call for the yeas and nays and withdrew his motion, not dar ing to risk another vote on the measure. We publish a synopsis of the act in another col umn. It is not perfect, of course. The Sen ate wanted to amend it by striking out the provision in the thirty-third section, requiring after one year the assent in writing of a ma jority ol the creditors as a condition of grant ing a discharge to debtors whose assets do uot pay fifty per cent, of the claims proved, as fol lows: And in all proceedings in bankruptcy com menced after one year from the time this act shall go into operation, no discharge shall b« granted to a debtor whose assets do not pay titty per centum of tile claims against his es tate, unless tlic assent in writing of a majority in number and value of his creditors who have proved their claims is filed in the ca-e at or be fore the time of application for discharge. The point was yielded,—and pro|>erly yield ed—to save the bill; but the law would be better without this clause, which will leave many debtors as completely at (lie mercy of I heir cred.tors as if there were no law. Still it. is well to make a beginning. Any bankrupt law which can secure the votes of a majority in both houses of CoDgress, is sure to he bet ter than none. The provision giving the pre-, ference to claims ot laborers, clerks and ser vants for wages due, will especially commend itself to every considerate mind. l'»u>lr*c; of Rebel Hyuipothizers. The facility with which certain representa tive Democratic papers have accommodated themselves to the political situation, demands and necessities ot the rebel States, is quite re markable. For example, the Hartlord Timex, perhaps the most inliuential and truly repre sentative paper of its party in New England, during the war uttered this emphatic lan guage: South Carolina has re|H-aled her ordinance by which she h is become a part of the federal Union. Had she, a sovereign State, a right to do so? We claim bhe had! Again the Times, scolding President Lin coln for revising to recognize the seceded States an independent power, said. Secession—disunion-is » ^'skven separation has actually taken ptace. HKYMM Status ahk ai.beady out of the union. .1 new emd separate ot* ^so formed. and is already m possession ot abso lute XNUEPF.N1.EUE, is already reduced to a avsti m <>t orderly operation, and claims to !»■ Hb distinct from the government at Washing ton as that of France or Prussia. This view of the situation was not, peculiar to the latitude of Hartlord. Some of the pa pers of this State as well as of New Hamp sliiie took the same prouml. The Bangor Democrat and Manchester (N. II.) Union were as emphatic as the Timex, They dis tinctly admitted the right of secession, claim ed that any State could annul the bond which bound it to the Union, anil insisted ii|ion dis union as an accomplished fact; that the relwl Confederacy was as much a sovereign power as the United States, and that Jeffer son Davis was as legitimately the executive head of the former as Andrew Jackson had been of the hitter. The )i>gitimaey of of Davis and Liueoln they never admitted to be equal, lieeause Lincoln happened to lie elected without any help from the South, making him, in their esteem, a sort of "rump” President, as they have since styled jjie American Congress a “rump” legislative body, be, like it, in the language of our accidental President, being simply an excrescence “hang ing on the verge ot the government.” Now that armed rebellion has been crushed out, and the loyal Congress is disposed to re quire i f the late revolted States some guar antee for their future good behavior before readmitting them to the exercise of the privi leges and |>owers forfeited by their treasona ble course, these consistent Democratic organs have the sublime impudence to swallow their own words, and, in common with the rebels ot the South, say that the late rebel States have «f or beta out of the l Hi on, and have forfeited no constitutional rights which they ever possessed! This is the refrain of the whole phalanx of Democratic papers aud pol iticians from Quoddy Head to the Itio del Vorle. We might exclaim, “Oh consistency, thou art a jewel!" were it not for the fact that the papers and politicians referred to [ have, beyond all question, vindicated their consistency in one respect—in always being found on the side of the rebel States, and in •nil and loving sympathy with the leading rebels. ■triliah Nrutralilr. It may or may not lie owing entirely to the example of our Mr. Hanks, but at any rate the Liili-h Government has undertaken in earn est the business ot revising the laws of the realm bearing upon neutrality. To this end a Royal Commission lias been appointed, con sisting of twelve noblemen and gentlemen; a kind of aristocratic jury, who will really be hying the Alabama ease while pretending merely to consider the working of the present laws. For it they decide that the laws must be amended in order to bring them into full coulbruiity with international obligations, they of course decide that such obligations are more exacting than the laws, and as obliga tions certainly binding in tiie case of the Ala bama. The appointment of this Commission was announced in the London Gazette, Feb. 5. As its composition is rather interesting in view o( the negotiations now pending between Mr. Seward and Lord Stanley, we copy from the Philadelphia Press, the foliowing notes, evidently from the pen of Mr. R. Shelton Mac kenzie, respecting what are called the antece dents of the Commissioners: I. Baron Cranwortb, aged 77, was a common law ami equity judge from 18*1, to December, 1852, wbou lie was made Lord Chancellor’ which office he held until February, 1858- was reappointed in 18111, ou the death of Lord Camp bell, and remained in office until June, 1888. He was one of the ablest ol tin- law-lords, a decided‘‘liberal” in his views, and has not ex pressed any opinion, in public, ou American secession. -• Baron Houghton, aged 68, better known as a writer of verses than as a legislator, though he sat in the House of Commons for twenty-six years, then heiug Mr. Monckton Milnes. Was raised to the peerage in 1883. Has not shown auy enmity to the American cause. It. Sir Hugh Cairus, Lord Justice of Appeal, is 48 years old, horn aud educated in Ireland, represented Belfast iu the House of Commons lrom 1852. to 1886, Was Lord Derby’s Solicitor General in 1858—U, aud is generally acknowl edged to bo the most able aud brilliant lawyer at the English chancery bar since the untimely death ol Sir Willium Follet. Xs understood to have regarded the "so called Southern Confed eration" with some degree of s) mpathy and fa vor. 4. Sir Stephen Lushington, Judge of the Admiralty Court, is 85 years old, ami is not free from the suspicion of a decided leaning to wards lteheldom. 5. Sir William Erie, late Chief Justice of tlie Court of Commou Pleas for tweuty years, is 74 years old, and lately retired from the Bench. -He is an able lawyer, a just man, and no friend of such law -breakers as Rebels. 6. Sir George W. W. lit.unwell, one of the Barons of I he Const of Exchequer since 1858, is 5!> years old, aud was one of the Judges (Sir Frederick heiug the chief) who sat ou the Al exandria case—may be considered as probably leaning towards the Secessionists. 7. Sir Robert ,1. Philliuiore, 57 years old, is the Queen’s Advocate General, and it was his very convenient illness, when complaint was made of the Alabama being fitted out as a pi rate, nominally iu the Coufedcrate service, so delayed proceedings against her that she slip ped out to sea au hour or so before orders to stop and seize her were received at the Custom House, Liverpool. . r^’.rPalmer, aged 55, was Attor ucj General to the respective administrations (1881—1888) of Lord Palmerston aud Russell, and, of course, participated iu their Lordships’ aulagonism to the American Uuioii. !). Dr. Travers Twiss, now 57 years old, is Chancellor ot tin* Diocese of London (appoint ed in 1858), and has written several works on international law—his first, published in 1846, being "The Oregon Question Examined witli Respect to Facts and the Law of Nations.” He would probably be unprejudiced ou this new inquiry. It). William George Grauville Vcnhble Ver non Harcimrt is a Queen’s counsel, and author of the anti-American letters in the London Times signed "H istoricus.” II. William Henry Gregory, M. P. for Gal way county, is 52 years old, aud, all through our Rebellion, was the agent—generally said to have been the paid agent—of the Secession ists. 12. William Edward Forester, M. P. for the English borough of Bradford, is 41) years old, connected by marriage with Mr. Bright, and having for his own wife the eldest daughter of the late Dr. Arnold, of Rugby. Mr. Foster is the warm and eloquent friend of Union in this country. An analysis of these notes shows that seven ot the Commissioners are considered more or less hostile to the claims of the United States; four, probably impartial; while one only Is avowedly frlendlyto this country. Underthe circumstances we shall hardly expect from the Royal Commission a report recommending so sweeping a change of policy as Mr. Hanks pro posed to the American Congress. M OIMCIB llontt. Nine women were graduated as Doctors of Medccine at, the annual Commencement of the New York Medical College tor Women last night. This young institution, only four years in existence, is doing a noble work in the education of women, and it should re ceive the hearty support of the public, as well as a lair share of legislative aid. The classes which have been graduated have passed se vere examinations with great credit, and there is no question of the thoroughness ot the training to which all the studeuts are sub jected. The successful practitioners, who have already proved that women can Income capable and trustworthy physicians, displayed high courage when they became the pioneers in a difficult work; hut tlicir example is ser viceable to the new candidates who follow in their footsteps. These heroic women ;isk no favors. They seek only justice. “If," they say, “woman is a natural she is charged with the highest duties toward the young, if she is to rear men and women, is there any reason why she should uot be educated on scientific principles, so that she may understand the anatomy of the human body, the symptoms ol disease, the qualities of lood, and the laws of hygiene?” Those who sneer at what are called "woman’s rights" tbrget that the only tight demanded by an educated Voman is the right to make use of the knowledge she has gained by hard study. Should she tail, she assumes the penalties of failure. In the event of success, she asks only for recognition. A share in the daily struggle for bread is all that these women physicians expect, and to this they are entitled.—.V. ¥. Evening font. 2d. Hangul' Three capital executions are reported in our columns to day - that * 'h^« "'!'™ jkUHUuc” of tho barbarism ot our laws, which commit the monstrous anomaly of authorizing homi cide in order to prevent it. Men may argue •is they ph ase on tin* necessity of hanging, but it is impossible to prove that it is of any effect in preventing crime. The proof is perfect the other way. In those States wherein the death penalty is abolished, the number of murders is less in profiortiou than in those where it is le galized. Public executions especially encour age murder by familiarizing vulgar and brutal minds with death in its most horrible form, and we know that many executions of crim inals have beeu more revolting than the mur ders they w«*rc meant to avenge. Hanging cannot be justified upon the argument that justifies war, for between equal powers there may Ik* bo arbiter hut force; and the tinal ap peal between nations is to arms. But in tho death penalty Society is confronted with the Individual; a nation takes the life id*one mis erahh*, lio'pless man. Tokill the offender is to confess that laws cannot restrain or reclaim him; that Christianity itself la a golden rulo lor tho good, but that for tho had we must return to Barbarism. Every execution makes the death penalty more loath some, and hastens the day of its aliolition.— Hanging belongs to the dark ages; it is anti humane, anti-ehristian,—the instincts of hu manity shrink from it—the judgment of the wise condemns it; it is a blot upou our civiliza tion, a bar to our progress, a disgrace to our re ligion. The horror of the scenes we detail to day, the dead men strangled in the light of day, cannot be fully appreciated by us, for no people ever thoroughly felt their own barbar ism, Imt another generation will read with wonder that such deeds were done in a Chris tian lamL and upon the insulting pretense of serving Humanity and Religion.—N. Y. Trib une. —The Time* of Chicago, in reviewing Barton’s last paper in the Atlantic says that the biogra pher of Burr, Butler, &c„ has done justice to the enterprise, scenery and religion ot Cliicag . but lias left out the distinguishing ^wwrterij tie of the western metropolis, I. e.,, the extreme modesty of its inhabitants!