Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, March 11, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated March 11, 1867 Page 1
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Terms Eight Dollars per annum, in advance. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is ptil.lijlicl everyday, (Sunday excepted,! at No. I Printers Exchange, Commercial Street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, Proprietor. 1 EKMSEight Dollar? a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is paWishedat the same plan* every Thursday morning at a year, invariably in advance. Rates of Advebtisiko.—One inch of space,in iw'iuthoi column, constitutes a‘'square. >1.5(1 per square daily nr-t week : ... cents per neek alter- tlir< e insertions, or less, $1.00; continu ing every other day alter first week, 50 cents. I (:iit square, three insertions or less, 75 centa; one v. ek, .si.on; ;.«* • vn 1 sper week alter. t mier lii ad oi ••A mi -j 'i i:\ts,M $2.M0Per square y >r week; throe insertions or less, $1.50. si'KciAt. Notices,S 1.25 per square lor the first in sertion. and 25 cents per square lor each subsequent insertion/ Advertisementf* inserted in the ‘‘Maims State Pm»”<which has a htrsc circulation in every par oi the State 1 for $1.00 per square for first iuscrtiou* mid >ocents per square for each subsequent iuscr t on. BUSINESS CABDS. C. J. SCHUMACHER. FRESCO PAINTER. O0ec at tho Drug Store of Messrs. A. G. Schlotter beek Si Co., 30.3 CougrrNH Si, Porllaud, .Vie, jal2dtf One door above Brown. II. M.BIIE WEB, (Successors to J. Smith Si Co.) RanaiRctarir of Leather Helling. Also tor sale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, HI VETS and HERS, scpt3dtt n .311 Cougre** Ntre«t. IF. B. EBEEMAN & CO., Upholsterers and Manufacturers of FURNITURE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Spring-Beds, Mattresses, Pew Cushions, No. I Clapp** Hlock- fool t'htHtnai Street, Portland. Freeman, D. W. Deane. C. L. Qcinby. _it n A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers in Stoves, Raiujes & Furnaces, Can bo found in their NEW BUILDING ON LIJNE 8T., (Opposite the Market.) Where they will be pleased to sec all their former customers and receive orders as usual. augl7drf n CHASE, CRABI & STURTEVANT, GENERAL Commission Merchants, kVldtfory’H W li a. r 1, POIiTLAND, ME. octlOdtt HOWARD & CLEAVES, Attorneys & Connscllors at Law, PORTLAND, M > INK. Office No. 30 Exchange Street, . .IuSL-plj Howard, jyfltl n Nathan Cleaves. M. BE ARSON, Gold and Silver Plater —AND— MauiiiadurtT ot Silver Ware, Temple Street, first door front Congress Street PORTLAND, ME. May 18—dly n DRS. PEIRCE & FERNAED, REJVTISTS, IYO. 175 III lim.l; NT It MET. c. N. PEIRCE. s. C. Ferkald. February 21. dtf Deering. Milliken & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, aug31-dtf Portland, Maine. SHEPLEY STROUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OFFICE, Tost Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex change street. «. F. 9IIEPLEY. jyOtl A. A. STROUT. R. W. ROBINSON, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, 2 19 CougrcHft Hired. Jan 4—dtf PERCIVAIi BONNET, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, Morion Bloch', Congress Street, Two Doors above Preble House, PORTLAND, ME. novt9 tf 1)AVI8, MESERVE, HASKELL & 00., Importers and Jobbers of Dry Goods and Woolens, Arcade 18 Free Street,) F. DAVIS, PORTLAND, mb k. coapmas. novD’ISdtf iv. r. Phillips & co., Wholesale Druggists, No. 148 Fore Street. out 17-iltf JOHN IV. DANA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St. Dec (J—(Itf DOSS & FEEjfl, V LAST ERER8, PLAIN AND OBNAMKNTAL 8TU000 AND MASTIO WORKERS, Oak Street, between, Congress and Free Sts., PORTLAND, MB. » < iiti)rin2. Whitening and Wllite-Wa^hilig prompr y attended to. Orders from out of town solicited. May 22—dt I .JOHN 13. IX)W, Jr., Attorney and Counsellor at Law, JAUNCEY COURT, Wall Street, - - - - - New York City. Commissioner ibr Maine and Massachusetts. Jan. 29 dtT WM. w. WHIPPING, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE PORTLAND, ME. aug2 tt SMITH At CLARK, Wholesale Dealers in TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, l«il* I'OHE STREET, PORTLAND, Me. C N.lt ^_ <jtt W. \V. THOMAS. Jr., Attorney and Counsellcr at Law, ICjiadwick House,] 249 Congress Street. ncts-dly A. C. SCHLOTTERBKCK <k CO, Apothecaries & Chemists, JJO.'t Congress St, one door above Brown, ■ 'OKTI. AMD. HIE. Compounding Pbysiciana Prescriptions I* one ot cur Specialities. U.sin g Preparations of our ow n inanuufucturc, we are able to vouch lor tlicir purity. We also Keep on hand a lull supply of LUBIN’S EXTRACTS, POWDI R nnd S«*AP, FANCY HO* >DS, Toilet Articles, Reed’s Liquid Dye Colors, Wil on - Herbs, Marsh’s Celebrated Trusses and Supporters, Patem Medicines, Hair Restorers, Ci gars Tobacco, ArtUm’ ittnirriale, Ac., Ac. Jan 1')—<l.iin <r, t. uonsDON. o~“ IIoop Skirt -'iloiniluet urer, DEALEB IB English, xrench and American Corsets, x ancy Goods AND LACES, HOSIERV, GLOVES And all kinds of TRIMMINGS and urc,s : Hand-Knit Gcruian Worsi,.,, Gamcnta to mder. E^-Uooi. Skirts made t» ordei U No. 41 C'lo|i,»N ISIork, CONGRESS S'TkfET 101.13 POBTLABI), ME ,,,{ nit I GUT A- CLARK, FI? ESCO PAIN TKRS, In Oil and Distemper Colors. Also House and Sign Painter1, Morton liloek, two doors above Preble ilousu*, Portland, Me. £-■# We arc prepared to design and execute every description ol Wall and Ceiling Decorations, lor '’burcbes,Public Buildingg,PrivateResidences,Halls, c. Gilding and Embossing on Glass. Every de ripUon ot Wood finished in Wax and Oil Filling, nd in V amish or French Polish. jallkUlni RUISNESH laud*. L' B. BROWN, ~~ Wholesale and Befall Dealer In Lubricating and Illuminating OILS. 206 FORE ST„ FOOT OF PLUM, POBTI.AND, ME. Office of State Essayor, | Portland, Me., March S, 1887. 1 Tills is to certify that I have this day tested a burn ing fluid or oil, with reference to iis liability to ex plosion. The oil was introduced into a test tube the tube parti} immersed in w ater and heat was applied. , The wafer was raised to the boiling point and the heat was continued until the temperature of the oil in the I ube was L'07 deg. Fahrenheit. Flame wasap piicd to the mouth ot tho tube, but there was not fufficjen.L evolution of vapor to take lire. ?ho“*d r°Kar,i "‘I i» question as periled sale for household use. when employed with ordinary care. 1 J „Si£!le<l. H. T. CUMMINGS, maridAwtm_Assayer. TYLER, LAMB & 00, Manufacturers of BOOTS AND SHOES, and Dealers in Leather and Findings, have removed to 37 & 39 UNION STREET, (former place of business previous to fire t where *l t(‘1|U1PI?iVc^ facilities for manufacturing, they foci wwnm“‘!nthat they can make it an object to the trade *°»av?ir t*1,eni w,th their patronage. 1 ortiand. March 1, lsf,7._mchMlm SMITH A LOVETT, Manufacturers of Hyatt’s Patent Sidewalk Light, Iron Fronts for Buildings, Iron DMr* and Vault,, Iron Nhutten, Hoisting Machine*, and Builder*’ Iron VI'ark Generally. 57 Devonshire Street, Boston. , A MM I SMITH, _ fcb28d3m* JOSEPH LOVETT. COLLI XS, BLISS d CO., PRODUCE Commission Merchants. Agent* far Ihe Nonpareil French Guana. C# Cash advances made on consignments. 5133 Ntale Ntrcct, and 130 Central Street, Feb- 2S-_BOSTON. 3m ~~ Charles F. Mattocks, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, BOODV HOLME, COB. CONGRESS AND CHESTNUT STREETS, ,_?LbydtL___Portland. WALTER COREY & 00, Manufacturer* and Dealers in furniture s Looking Glasses, Mattresses, Spring Beds, dc. L'lapp’* Black, Kennebec Street, (Opposite Foot of Chestnut,) - Ful>Sdtf_PORTLAND. GEO. S. NUTTING, Counsellor at Law, “—A NT>— Solicitor of Patents, No. 113 Federal Street, tcblidlm PORTLAND, Me. WILLIAM A. PEARCE, plumber! MAKER OF Force Pumps and Water Closets, " ■rn*» *5»ld and Nbawrr Bath*, Wash Bawl*, Bran und Silver Plated Car It a. Every description of Water Fixture Sir Dwelling Houses, Hotels and Public Buildings. Ships, etc. ar ranged and set up in tlio best manner, and all orders in town or country fiutbfliUv exornlcd an^WuVp'ifelkSi^8 and 'S1‘^ Lc‘d ™^/KtSrdjn“eai sj^ssssr tV All kinds of Jobbing promptly attended to. NO. 1MI POBE NT., Partland, Me. _ _03m w. it. wood .( soy, BROKERS, yo. 178-Fore Street. * y7 It J. B. HUDSON, .JR., ARTIST. Studio No 301 1-2 Congress Street. given in Painting anti Drawing. February 1—dtf u. mTtayson, STOCK BROKER. No. 30 Exchange Street, PORTLAND ME D021<lt GODDARD & HASKELL, LAWYERS, NO. 19 FB£E RTBEKT, FOBTLAND, ISr'Particular attention given to Bankruptcy ap plications and proceedings under tile new Bankrupt act of Congress. C. TV. GODDAItB. T. H. HASKELL. Portland, March 5,18B7. mcMdtf MERRILL DUO’S & CUSHING, (Late Merrill & Small,) Importers and Wholesale Dealers in Fancy Dry Goods, Gloves, Hosiery, Corsets, Yarns, SMALL WARES, TRIMMINGS, &c, No 1.3 Summer St., .... BOSTON. I fel9 H. Merrill, I. M. Merrill, A. R. Cashing. cod3m LEWIS PIERCE, Attorney, and Conuscllor at Law, No. 8 Clapps Block. juV21 DEBLOIS 4k WEBB, Attsntn ud ConuiiellorH, at the Boody House, corner ol Congress and Chestnut streets. jy26 BULBING. TO BUILDERS. PERSONS wishing for Spruce IMmcnsion Frames tor early Spring business, will do well to leave their orders at once with STEVENS A MERRILL, at their Lumber Wharf, Commercial Street, nc:u- loot of Maple Street, where can always be found a large Stock ol Pine, Spruce, Walnut, Chest nut anil Butternut Lumber, Clapboards, Shingles, Laths, &c., &c. Also—Doors, Blinds. Window Frames and Window Sashes, glazed aud unglazed, at lowest prices. Remember—STEVENS & MERRILL, feb 11 tl2m Architecture a engineering. Messrs. ANDERSON. BONNELL * CO., have made arrangements with Mr. STEAD, an Architect , of established reputation, aud will in Aiture carry ou Architecture with their business as Engineers. Par ties intending to build are invited lo callattheii office, No, 300 Congress street, and examine eleva tions and plans ol churches, banks, stoics, blocks ol buildings, ^e. j 12 WM. II. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Maple Street. General Agent lor the State lor II . IF . JOHNS > Improved Roofing, For buildings ol all kinds. CAR and STEAM BOAT DECKING. ROOFING CEMENT, for coat ing and repairing all kinds ol roofs. PRESERVA TIVE PAINT tor iron and wood work, Metal Roofs, &c. COMPOUND CEMENT, for repairing leaky shingled roots. BLACK VARNISH, tor Ornamen tal Iron work &c. Full descriptions, c rcular. prices, <Sic. ftirnished by mail or on application at the office, where samples and testimonials can be seen. sep12dtf Barbour & Dennison Have openod in Chambers (over llie ft-rtail Store of J. A C. 3. Bar bour,) A FRESH ASSORTMENT OF French & German Calfskins. A large variety of Tampico Kid and Goat Morocco. Superior finished Oak Tanned, Palished and Oiled Mrnin Leather. Barbour Brothers famous Irish SHOE THREADS, by dozen or bale. PHILA DELPHIA CITY TANNED Solo Leather, light and heavy. Slaughter and Spanish Sole Leather, extra quality. Women's Rubber Over-shoes, made in France, quality superior to American, and sold at much lower rates. General assortment of BOOTS and SHOES, sold by dozen or case, at lowest cash rates. Shoo Stock exchanged for manufactured work Liberal advances made on first quality of Boots and Shoes. WO. 1A EXCHAWI3E ntheet. CHARLES J. BARBOUR, Iebl9d&w2m WILT,IAM E. DENNISON. For Sale. A SUIT of Sails, Rigging and Blocks, nearly new, from a fishing Schooner of 100 tons; also Top sails, Fore and Mainsails, second hand. , SAMPSON & CONANT, aetlqtf No. j«j & ^ Commercial Wharf. II7AREHOUSE on Custom House Wharf. En v* ij;1** nf LYNCH, bakkeb & CO., uovldtt 139 ,treet. COPARTNERSHIP. Limited Partnership. 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. J). 1867, constituted a part nership in accordance with the Statutes of Maine re lative to Limited Partnerships. 1. The name of the firm is and shall be BUKN IIAM & MORRILL. 2. Said Charles S. Morrill and John E. Burnham arc the general, and said George Burnham, Jr., is the special partner. 3. The Business of said firm will be packing and dealing in Hermetically Scaled Provisions. Said George Burnham, Jr., contributes twelve thousand ($12,000) dollars in cash. 4. Said partnership commtnces this first day of March, A. D, 1607, and will cease the last day ol April A. It. 1868. The principal and established place ol business will be at Portland afore>aid. Portland, March 1, 1867. „ GEORGE BURNHAM, JR. Stamp. JOHN E. BURNHAM, CHARLES S. MORRILL. Cumberland, ss —March 4th, 1867, Personally appeared the above named George Burnham, Jr., Charles S. Morrill, and John jfi. Burnham, and severally made oath to the truth of the above certifi cate, and acknow ledged the same as their free act. Before me, - WILLIAM L. PUTNAM, Justice of the Peace. Limited Partnership—Burnham & Morrill. Stamp. Cumberland, ss—Registry of Deeds. Received March 4, 1867, at 12 h Si, and recorded 1b Book 348, page 368. Attest, THOMAS HANCOCK, Register. Mar 6 eod 6w By F. M. Irish. Copartnership Notice. MR. I. P. BUTLER is admitted a Partner from tins date. Tlic firm will be PURINTOnr 4b BUTLER. And we shall continue the Wholesale Grocery, Flour and Provision Business at the Old Stand. 140 Commercial Street. N. L. PUHINTON. Portland, March 4, 1867. mar7rl3w Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the firm name of JORDAN & RANDALL, And have taken Rooms at the Junction of Free and Middle Hired*, over H. H. Hay’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, 1867. mar5d3w ~ COPARTNERSHIP. SA. HITCHCOi'K, has this day retired • from the firm of LOW, PLUMMER & CO., in favor of H. B. KEAZER, and business will be conducted under the same firm name of LOW. PLUMMER & CO. marSdlw* Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the firm name of THOMES, SMARDON * CO., for the purpose of transacting a general Jobbing business in Fine German,English and American Woolens, TA1LOBI’ TBIiniUEGN, Arc., at New Store, NO. BG 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 GHEENE, READ & SMALL, and have taken store No. 157 Commercial Hi,, 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. READ, GEO. M. SMALL. Portland, Feb. 14, 1867. I'ebl8illm , Copartnership Notice. AP. MORGAN lias this day retired from the • firm of MORGAN. DYER & CO, in favor of R. M. RICHARDSON, and tlio business hereafter will be conducted 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. I. Good*, Grocerie*, Flour and Pro vision*. R. M. RICHARDSON, J. W. DYER, J. E. HANNAFORD. Feb 2— d.3m Dissolution of copartnership THE copartnership heretofore existing under the name of CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All persons hold ng bills against the firm, arc requested to present them lor payment, and those indebted will please call and settle 337 Conprress Street. CALVIN EDWARDS, WILLIAM G. TWOMLEY. The subscriber having obtained the hue more No. 337 Congress Street, will continue the business, and will keep constantly on hand PUNO FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which he can sell at the manufhctnrer’s LOWEST PRICES. Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS. OLD PIANOS taken in exchange. HP* Order* for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. WI. G. TWOMBLV. November 26, 1806. dtf RE-ESTABLISHED! I AM happy to inform my friends and the public generally that I am now re-established at my OLD STAND, 84Middle Street* H4 With a new and elegant stock ot * DRW GOODS! And with increased facilities for successfully doing the Dry Goods Business, I would respectfully solicit a share of your patronage, A. Q. LEACH, 84 MIDDLE ST. March 7—d2w E A T O If Family and Fay School. THE SPRING TERM of the Eaton School wil commence the 45lh of Iflnrclt, and continue thirteen weeks. For circular address H. F. EATON, Principal. Norridgewock, Me., March 5th, 18C7. march 6 deod4w Casco St. Seminary. THE Spring Term of this School for Young La dies and Misses will commence, Monday, March 11. For particu lars impure at No, 15, Preble Street. MARY C. HALL Principal. mchld2w* !■*ortlnnd Adiulciny, Union Hall, (Entrance on Free Street.) BOYS of all ages anil att linments received at anv time in the lenn. Particular attention paid to private classes and Private pupils, Terms TU-So per Term ol ten weeks, ®* ®" Principal, 28 Hanover St, P.O.Box 927. Fel9d3w Franklin Family School, FOR BOVS, TOPSHAM, - • - MAINE. A GOOD HOME SCHOOL for Boys, easily acces sible by K. & P. R. R., twenty-tive miles Irom Portland, nine miles from Hath. For Circular, &c., address the Principal, febl6 d4w H. A. RANDALL. Fop Sale TN Saco, a Stock ol Dry Good*, with lease ol JL store, in one ol the best locations in the place. * 55.es8 long esUblished. n. M. JAMES^ feMl‘ dH__ Saco, MC. 384 CONGRESS STREET. A. E. HASKELL & CO., Dealers in Provisions and Groceries, AT LOWEST CASH PRICKS. febl8dlm PORTLAND, Me. Portland Observatory. THE annual subscription for signalizing vessels at the Porlland Observatory having expired, mer chants, strip owners and others interested will be called on during the present month to renew their suliscrlptions. ENOCH MOODY. Portland, March 1,18C7. d2w t ’1II1ARS. 200 M. imported and domestic Cigars V !?L?al* '>y c. C. MITCHELL & SON, Jull3t< 178 For* Street. REMOVALS. REMOVAL^ Stevens, Lord & Haskell, Have this day removed to tho New Store Nos. 54 & 56 Middle Street, (Over Messrs. Woodman True & Co.’s,) Their old place of business previous to the tire, where they will keep constantly on hand at whole sale a Well Assorted Stock - OP - BOOTS & SHOES! Manufactured expressly for the New England Trade. Also Manufacturers of Boot and Shoe Moccasins. Portland, March 6th, 18C7. mart J if R E M O V A. i7. STEPHEN GALE has removed to tho Corner of Deer and Middle Sts., a tbw steps below the old stand, on the opposite side ot the street._ mch5d2w REMOVAL! FAIRBANKS’ STANDARD 1 SCALES S Patent Money Drawers l Rubber aiid Ivory Handled Table Cutlery, ROGERS’ SCiVSSORS —AND— GENERAL HARDWARE, At KING Ac DEXTER’S, 175 middle and 118 Federal Streets. febl9 d3ra REMOVALI The undersigned having removed from Moulton street to their NEW STORE, Ho. 6 Exchange Street, would Invite the public to examine our large stock of House, Ship and Parlor Stoves. We hare for 8ale the P. P. Stewart’s Cooking and Parlor Stoves, Gardner Chilson’s new Cooking Siovc; also a new Cooking Stove called the PEE PE ESS, said to be the best Cooking Stove now manufactured. We are Agents for the McGregor 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. NASD. mchldtf REM OVAL! JOHN E. CALMEli, Wholesale Dealer in Straw Goods and Millinery, Has removed to his New Store (Old Stand) 140 Middle St. JOHN E. PAIjUIKK. Portland, March 1st, 1867. d2w ~ CASCO NATIONAL BANK. REM OVAL. TKE Casco National Bank will rcmovo to, and be repared for business at their NEW BANKING SEon Middle Street, on Titksd vy. Feb. 26th, instant. E. P. GEURISH, Cashier. February 25. dim Oil Store Removed. THE undersigned has removed fVom his old stand, to No. 223, corner of Fore and Union Streets, where he has-lor sale Sperm, Whale, and Lard Oil; Sperm, Adamantine, Parattinc, and Wax Candles, which lie will sell at the lowest market price. Thank ful to his friends and the public generally for past favors, he respectfully solicits a continuance WM. A. HYDE. February 22, 1867. feb23 dim REM O V A IT! A, E% WEBB, Merchant Tailor, Has Removed to his New Rooms, No. 3 Free Street Block, Febl2 Over Cliadbourn & Kendall. dtt REMOVED. stroutI gage, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over Lsring’s Drag Store. 8. C. BT«ROUT. U. W. GAGE. dec31 d&wtt REMOVAL. BYRON GREENOUGH <f; CO. Have removed to their NEW STORE 3Vo. 140 Middle Street. Mr. J. H. Cries* interest in the firm ceased Aug 1S0G. fe27d&wlm REMO V A L . JAMES O’DONNELL, Counsellor at Law, Notary Public & Commissioner of Deeds, Has removed to Clapp's New Block, COR. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, Jan 15. (Over Sawyer’s Fruit Store.) dtf R E M O V A L ! W. II. CLIFFORD, Counsellor at Law, And Solicitor of Patents, Has Rembvcd to Corner of Brown and Congress Streets, jal6 BROWN’S NEW BLOCK. dtf A. & 8. E. S1J±UNG HAVE removed to their former place of business, over the Ocean Insurance Office, corner Exchange and Milk Street. icbll dim OUT OF THE FIRJeI B. F. SMITH A SON’S New Photograph Rooms, —AT— NO. 16 MARKET St^UAIlE. ang20 u dtf «. O. DOWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO Na. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT August 30,1866. n dtf HOLDEN &PbABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 229 1.-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House. A. B. HOLDEN. sep5tfil H. C. PEABODY. Harris & Waterhouse, JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps ami Furs. Portland, Dec. 3d 1M!S. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers In Hats, Caps, and Furs, have removed to their New Store, No. 12 Exchange Street, F. R. HARRIS. <l©4tf J. E. WATERHOUSE. DOW A: LIHSKY. Insurance Agents, will be found at No 117 Commercial, corner ot Exchange St. Home Office of New York; National Office ot Boston; Narragansctt Office of Providence; Putnam Office of Hartford; Standard Office of New York, and other reliable offices, are represented by tlds agency. _Jolin Dow. _Jy25dtf F. W. Libbcy. MOT1C6. H. J. LIBBY & CO., Manufacturers and Commission Merchants. Counting Boom over First National Bank, No. 23 Free street, second Btofy-__ iyll tl AMBKOWK MERRILL, DeaCTTS . Watches, Jewelry, Masonic Rigalia, and Mili tary Goods, No 13 Free street, Portland. Same store with Geyer and Caleb iy!2dtf H PACKARD, Bookseller and StationerTmay be • tound at No. 337 Congress St., corner of Oak sr* __Juliet t RS* cau be tound at the store • of C. K. Babb, Clapp’s Block, No. 9, where wo oner a good assortment of Clothing and Fnrnisldne Goods at low prices. jul ^ * aMITH& REED. Connseliors at Law. Morton u Block, Congress St. Same entrance as U. S. Ar my offices._ iyl2dtf’ HE EASTERN BIPRBiN CO, are now pcnnanentlv 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 ot the country. For the convenience of our customers on Commer cial and Fore streets, an order book lor ircight Calls whl be kept at office of Canadian Express Co. No ~jy24etftrCet* J. N. WINSLOW. Attorneys and Counsellors, • No. 16 Free Street, near Middle. juli3 Tailor, lias removed to No. 16 Market Square, over Sweetoir’s Aiiotlie cwy store. jy10—tf INSURANCE _ - -- --j ■ STATEMENT OF CONDITION OF TOE Commerce Insurance Comp’y, Of Alkur, W. r., Dec. .11, 1M00. assets: Real Estate,.* 45 000 00 Bowls and Mortgages. 109.875 00 Bank Stock,. 7 500 00 l imed Stales Securities,. 227,472 0O Demand Loans with Collaterals,. 45,745 00 Lasli on band and in bands of Agents,_ 34,259 47 Accrued Interest. 4,849 82 *532,701 29

liabilities: Unadjusted Losses.*11,775 00 _ „ _ A. Van Allen, President. R. M. Hamilton, Secretary. State ok New York, i City and County of Albany, j ss _ „ Albany, Feb. 21,18C7. Personally appeared before me Adam Van Allen, President, and., 11. M. Hamilton. Secretary, of the above named Company, and made oatli tbattbe fore going slatcment made bv them is true to ihe best of their knowledge and l-eliel. snd that they have con cealed no material facts. A. P. STEVENS, NotaryjPublio. JOS. H. WEBSTER, Agent, Ieb27-d3w N». IO Month Mtrrrt. PURELY MUTUAL I THE lew England Mutual Life Insurance Comp’y, OF BOSTON, MASS. Organized 1843. Cash Assets, January 1,18G7, $4,700,000. Cash Dividends of 1804-5, now in course of payment, 073,000. Total Surplus Divided, 2,200,000. Losses Paid in 1806, 314,000. Total Losses Paid, 2,367,000. Income for 1866, 1,778,000. SSF3*Annual Distributions in Cash. Local Ageuts should apply to WTFU9 SMALL & SON, fclftltf General Agents at Biddcford, Me. 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The following statement of Policies, taken out at this Agency -md liow in force, show the largo in crease, or divide nds, over the pa //mewls in these tew cases. Many others, with references, can be iur nished if desired: No of Sum Am’tof Hivblend Pres. val. Policy. Insured. Prom. Pd. Additions, of Policv. 518 *3500 *2352,25 *2740,22 *0240,22 630 500 201,23 375,02 875,02 4110 1000 533,90 683,93 1085,93 7707 8000 3099,20 4830,87 12,830,87 7862 5000 2008,00 3217,84 8217.a4 10325 1000 359,80 514.52 1544,52 10793 3000 1000,20 1579,53 4597,5ft 12410 1500 410,93 623,24 2123,04 These cases are made np to Feh. 1,1866. An other Dividend is non- to be added. Do not fail to apply at the Agency ot W. D. LITTLE & Co, No 70 Commercial St, near the Old Custom House. IVoa Forfeiting, Eiidowuaf, Tea Tear, and nil other Forma of l’olicim nre is aued by llaia Company, on molt favor able advantage* than by any other. 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The gentleman whose name we have taken the liberty to place at the head of this article, has a reputation wider than the limits of our wide ly extended country. He is a statesman con fessedly of the first rank, and lias no superior in the assembly of great men who make up the highest deliberative body known to out laws. Indeed, there are many respects in which Mr. Fessenden is without a peer in the body of which he is so distinguished a member, fur among men of all parties, and in all parts of the country, he is confessedly the best debater on the floor of the Senate, and has that rare power of combining readiness, earnestness and coolness in such a degree that he is neVer taken by surprise, never thrown off his guard, never loses strength or weakens his cause by losing lus temper and betraying excitement and passion. Mr. Fessenden from the start identified himself with the Republican party, and found in it—its avowed antagonism to everj thing like slavery propagandism—the very clement in which his instincts found themselves in the most perfect harmony with the reasonable ex pectations of his political associates. He lias from first to last been found live on all great questions of the day, and in no case has he disregarded the pleadings of oppressed and down-trodden humanity. Air. Jpessenden is eminently a practical man, and hence, no doubt, liis| selection lor the position he has so long and so ably filled, that of chairman of the Finance Committee of the Senate —really the mosi. important Com mittee of that body, and a position which lias ever placed him in close and intimate re lations with the Treasury Department When Mr. Chase returned the keys of the Treasury to Mr. Lincoln, at a most critical time in the history of the country—critical because so much depended upon the confidence reposed in the financial strength of the government, and this could so easily he impaired—Mr. Fessenden’s name was sent into the Senate by the President to fill the vacancy, and in his absence, without the usual reference to a committee and in a space of time not exceed ing five minutes, the nomination was unani mously confirmed. Sir. F. objected, and was on the point peremptorily of declining because the onerous duties it would impose upon him, and which at that time could not well be dele gated to subordinate hauds, were too great to be thought of in the delicate state of his never robust constitution, but delegates came to Washington from commercial boards and dis patches poured In upon him, all insisting that duty should outweigh personal convenience, and that, to keep up the public confidence he must not refuse to accept the position to which he had been thus unexpectedly called. It was under such circumstances that he very relnnctantly consented to vacate his seat in the Senate and enter the Treasury Depart ment,—a position which he filled with honor to himself and satisfaction to the country till the close of Mr. Lincolns first term, and which would have been continued in the new cast of the cabinet had he not positively refused to serve in a position which imposed labors abso lutely too arduous to be borne in the critical condition of his physical health. The legisla ture of his State had, meantime, with mark ed unanimity, elected him for another term of six yeais to the Senate, which office he is now so ably serving out. Since the close of armed rebellion in tire South, Mr. Fessenden has challenged the re spect and admiration of loyal men by the firm, steady, persistent manner in which he has met the great questions growing out of the political situation of the country, and the cafm, significant, square-edged aud yet always dignified manner in which he has never fai 1 ed to relmke Executive encroachments upon the rightful prerogatives of the legislative branch of the government, and the unmistak able determination he has always evinced to secure to the loyal people ofthe Land the le gitimate results of the conquest of rebellion which made so severe a dralt upon their blood and material substance. It was no doubt his cool,clear head and his unswerving, courageous heart that indicated his iitness above his fellow-Senators tor the new and peculiarly delicate position to which he was assigned,—the Chairmanship of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction—a com mittee to which ail matters touching this mo mentous queslion were referred and by which they were fully considered before being brought up for action in either House. On all the important questions that have come before Congress Mr. Fessenden has acted with the majority and yet no man who knows him will believe for a moment that, in so acting, he has sacrificed a particle of his in dependence to the behests of party. He is not the man to do so; rather he is one of the men who give tone and directon to his party; a man to lead rather than to follow after.— He Is a man of independent thought, who seldom adopts the views of others except as, by force of their logical correctness, they be come part and parcel of his own convictions, while, being free from arrogance aud sell-con ceit he never rejects an opinion or a measure because it does not happen to be tlie ofifopiing of his own mind. On questions of vital im portance to the loyal life of the nation, such as the recently passed Reconstruction bill, or the Civil liiglUs and Freedmen’s Bureau bills of the first session of the last Congress, we venture to suggest that the simple fact of a man of Mr. Fessenden’s well known candor, and freedom from all mere theories and crotchety notions, favoriDg and cordially en dorsing them, did much to lessen the fears of the timid and to inspire confidence in the minds of those who are slow to appreciate the necessity for severe and searching reined ies to overcome severe and deep-seated national diseases. It is not for liis speeches that Mr. Fessen den is best known or will be tbe longest re membered, though some oi his speeches in Cougress have shown marked ability and abound with eloquent passages. lie has nev er been a man of speeches. We are not aware that he has ever made a speech that would till a volume, or that lie has made one that lie had first taken pains carefully to elaborate and write out as though intended rather i'or the [eye on] the printed page than tor the ear of a listening Senate. His speeches, as we have already intimated, have almost uniformly been oil-hand efforts, made on tbe spur of tbe moment, called out by questions in hand at tbe time, without ap parent forethought or preparation, showing tbe quick comprehension, the ready analysis, anil the clear and almost intuitive insight of tbe successful debater rather than the elabo rate study,the painful research and tbe crush ing ponderosity ot the exhaustive speech maker. Socially, while Mr. Febsendcn is al ways afflable towards others, never for getting the lofty bearing of the true gentleman, still he stands highest with those who know him roost intimately. There is about him an air of abstractedness, ol retirement and of apparent coolness that sometimes impresses the stranger uupleaaant ly, but those who know him best understand that.all this is only in appearance, and in large measure the result of ill health, and of the chafing of a highly nervous temperament under the constant pressure of exacting du ties and the consciousness of weighty respon sibilities. No man is more aware than Mr. Fessenden himself of the facts to which we have here referred, and when his friends have sometimes complained to him of his appar ent coolness, and advised him of the effect it had upon those who knew him least, with tbe tenderness of a child he would reply-" You know I can t help it; that I think as much of friends and of their friendship as any other man, but I am sick and jaded and nervous, and I can't put on the exterior of a man oi ease and display the graces of manner so in fluential for one’s own good reputation with the (masses, when I am sick at heart and I tainting wi'h exhaustion." Such is a just tribute, though poorly ex pressed, to Maine’s honored Senator—one of the marked men of the nation, whose fame is wide spread and whose leputation as a wi'e statesman his own State is not al lowed to claim as its exclusive property. Long may his life be spared to reflect honor upon bis constituents and to benefit his coun try, and should he ever be called to till a high er position than the one he now occupies, wc dare say lie will Jill it with credit to himself, with honor to his State and with lasting bene fit to tl e wider constituency whose servant he would become. The Peeiaa Ki>ia*. The latest news from Ireland by mail, is to the efleet that the Fenian disturbances in county Kerry, which began on Monday, 11th February, had lieen completely suppressed be fore the end of the week. Yet we learn by the Atlantic Telegraph that the lines between Yaientia and Kilinrney were still down outlie 7tli March, and that dispatches were forward ed by express messengers across the disturb ed region. This delay in restoring telegraph ic communication indicates more serious troubles, or at least more serious apprehen sions, than the British Government has chos en to make puhlie. The scene of the disturbance is the long square promontory on the southwest coast of Ireland, bounded on the north by Dingle bay, on the south by Kenmare bay, with the lakes and town of Kiilarucy lying across its land ward base and sheltering on its seaward ex tremity the little bay of Vaientia where the i Atlantic cable takes to the water. The whole region] Is extremely wiki, rugged and inoun tainous. The population of the county la about two hundred thousand, many of whom speak only the Irish tongue. The principal towns are Cahirciveen, Kenmare and Killar uey. Killemey lias a imputation of six or seven thousand, and is connected by rail with Cork and Dublin. Kenmare lies on the high road from Cork to Cahirciveen, in a very iso lated district at the head of Kenmare bay. It has a convenient harbor and pier, and is ac cessible from tbe ocean to ‘.638018 of heavy burden. Cahirciveen is a liamlet on the coast near Yaientia bay. The residence of the late Daniel O’Connell is not far from Kenmare. ihe young men who were concerned in the outbreak must Lave assembled at soma point in tbe wild country near Cahirciveen on Sun day, 10th February. Sunday night or Mon day morning parties of Fenians visited two or three of the coast guard stations and took away the arms they contained, but offered no violence to the men themselves. Their next proceeding was to puil down the telegraph poles and cut the wires at different points.— All day Monday they were moving about, ap parently collecting recruits. Many of them were armed with rifles, some with swords, and nearly all with revolvers. On Tuesday Mr. Galway, aKillamey magis trate, agent of the Earl Kenmare for the man agement of his property in that pa* t of the country, received a surprising letter by a sin gular messenger. A barefooted little girl, who said she was sent with the letter by an old man, a fanner, n l.om she did not know, gave Mr. Galway an anonymous note, informing him that Kiilar^ey was to be occupied by the Fenians and that a Mr. Moriarty, who was to leave Kenmare that day by the mail cart, was to take command of the insurgents. The let ter added that Mr. Moriarty would carry up on his person inqiortant documents. Moriar ty was accordingly arrested. Upon him was found his commission from “Gen. O’Connor,'’ to take commando!' the Fenians of the West ern district. Moriarty, it is said, has seen ser vice in America. As his papers named an O'Connor of Cahirciveen, a mounted consta ble was at once sent westward for Aim. The first messenger carried the paper as far as Killorglin, where he delivered it to another named Duggan, who undertook to serve it.— When Duggan had come within about two miles of the town, he was ordered to bait by a par ty of armed men, but instead ofobejing drew his sword and put spurs to his horse._ The spokesman of the Fenian party then fir ed, wounding the constable in the hip and bringing him to the ground. His anus and papers were secured, hut his subsequent treat ment was humane and considerate. Two of the Fenians carried him to the nearest house, while a third brought a priest. The latest ac counts indicate that the poor fellow has a lair chance of recovery. From this moment the Keny Fenians seem to have disappeared. Information of the af fair reached Dublin Castle on Wednesday.— Wednesday night a special train from Dublin bore a regiment of soldiers to Kiliaruey,and on Thursday they were followed by riflemen, lancers and artillery, regiment alter regiment rushing to the relief of the little town. They found the neighboring gentry, the shonecnx as the Irish bitterly ternithem, safely barricaded with their families in the railway hotel,with ev ery policeman in townon guard around it. On Friday the shoneens acted as guides to the mili tary commanders, and the woods and moun tains of the neighborhood were thoroughly searched without finding so much as a solita ry Fenian. A reward of £000 was offered tor information to convict the person who shot the constable, and ££50 for information to procure the arrest of the Fcniau J. J. O’Con nor, but no intelligence concerning either of these parties has been received, though thir teen of their companions have lately been ap prehended by tlie local police. Such is a succinct but complete account of the Kerry insurrection. Later reports by tel egraph are unsatisfactory, but indicate, as we have already said, a very unsettled state of aftairs. After more than two weeks the tele graph lines are still down. The wires have lately been cut in various parts of the country. A meeting of several hundred Irishmon, was dispersed by soldiers near Dublin last Wed nesday. A disorderly attack was made upon the Drogheda barracks the day before, but easily repulsed. The rails have been tom up between Dublin and Cork and railroad travel on that line was completely suspended last week. It is noticeable that no outrages have been committed upon private persons or prop erty, the insurgents appearing to be under perfect military control. (Correspondence of tlie Press.] The “Polered Pepuleliee” *f Beiln. Boston, March 8.1887. The colored inhabitants ol this city are nu merous, and important enough to demand a short article at the hands of your correspond ent. They nuralier aliout 2000 ( ?) persons in all. In Ward Three they have nearly 300, and in Ward Six nearly 000 polls. Their number has been considerably augmented since tlie war, but the males have not succeeded in driving the Irish iram their places as the lat ter predicted would be the consequence of emancipation; but a good many females ba^i been imported for cooks and house-maids among the wealthier Bostonians, who do not relish the insolent independence ol many ol tlie Bridgets. Why should the hlacks desire to leave the balmy South, except to esca|M5 from slavery'? They do not, and never did; hut such as the chances of war have thrown adrift have felt drawn in large numliers to join their kindred in Boston, who have either been bom and bred here or accumulated from •the host of fugitives in times past. Extremes meet. Beacon Htll is supposed to contain the Boston aristocracy. It also contains most of the colored population. That side of the hill nearest the State House is ftill of the richest and most cultivated fam ilies, until you have passed its crest and de scend towards Cambridge street; then come the cheap and old-fashioned houses mostly occupied by the blacks; and Joy street, north side of the Hill, is quite full of them. Here was established quite a stylish church pre sided over by Rev. J. S. Martin, now in Eu rope, and whose lectures and writings during the war did much to counteract the false hoods of rebel agents in London. Near this place, too, in Anderson street, tlie blacks have a Methodist church of considerable force—at least you would think so to see and hear their performance# at evening meetings. Still another and quite a prett# church l.r.s been appropiiated by them on North Bussed street, and at this place I heard not long since no less a person than Bcv. E. E Hale (Uni tarian) deliver a very polished lecture, the occasion being one to contribute to the funds of the society. They have stdl another church in this vicinity, °n street, making four in a . I heir complexions are of every variety. llprl a~ rule they are very civil and or a.r ,ln a,’Vl*nee of the lower classes ot finely, laborers in cleanliness and sobriety. One can pass through their quarters st all times without fear of insull J (liaurba they are very respectful i„ Utcir demeanor to strangers, and have an air of politeness and rciinement about them quite agreeable and refreshing in the hurly-burly o!e.ity me. Many of the old ladies, who were once slaves, go about washing; they aie very talkative, and astonish us with the interest they take in all matters of local concern, especially In refer ence to their churches. 1 overheard two of these ladies who were walking ahead ol me, lately discussing their revival meetings. “Our people don’t act jest right,” says one, “in de meetings; I don’t want to judge noliody, but ’pears to me dey git in deni back seats jest to make tun.” “Anoder ting our people are in de habit of,” says the other, “dey jess get so excited when de minister is praying and dey yelp all over de meetin’ house, when dat’s jess de time dey should keep quiet, and pray all de harder among denisclves.” You see these ladies had got over the mere excitement of the blood, ami begun to appreciate the re finement and calm philosophy of the Intelli gent Christian. These blacks arc a progressive jieoplc, truly. They soon get to dressing in the height of fashion, and tho females especially revel in all the colors of the rainbow. Among them are many who are quite wealthy, and o highly cultured minds.. Always at the Music Hall lectures by the Parker Fraternity may be found a lilieral sprinkling of them; and no wonder when Fred. Douglass stands promin ent among the speakers. One Mr. Brown, a brown man, came near being elected to the Common Council Irom Ward Three, recently, by the Democrats, too, who weremerely play ing a game; but Brown's fiiends got disgust ed with the alliance on the second trial, and backed down. Ward Six, however, the rich est ward in the city, elected a negro to the Legislature; anu If all the white members were as intelligent as he, I think it would uot bo needful to petition so often lor God to save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts! And the man's particular hue gives no clue lo Ids ability; for though Fred. Douglas is half white one of the ablest members of the House (horn Charlestown) is as black as a pot. Ex CENTRIC* Kt-ccut Publications. The Solitudes of Nature and of Man; or The Loneliness of Human Life. By Will iam Uouuscville Alger. Boston; Koberts. Brothers. This is in many respects a pleasant book: it would have been an exceedingly pleasant one if it had been made not more than half as 1 mg as it is. Mr. Alger has made the most elabor ate and careful study of solitude in all its phases, and of the lives of solitary men. His motive, he tolls us, has been “to Inspire, not dishearten his readers,” “to warm and steugth eu them,” and to teach them how at oDce “to win the benefits and shun the evils of being alone." This is certainly a praise-worthy aim, aud the author lias brought to the execution of his task a heart full of charity, great kindli ness of judgment and a generous appreciation of the genius of other men as admirable as it Is rare. These excellent qualities rather dis inc ine us to be as severely critical as wo other wise might upon the many faults of taste with which the book abounds, its accumula tion of details, and its excessive thoroughness —a thoroughness so exaggerated that one cruel oritic accuses him of, in the end, leaving his reader as exhausted as his subject. The first part ot the book treats of “The .Solitudes of Nature;” the second of “Th9 Solitudes of Man;” the third discourses on ‘.The Morals of Soli tude,” aud the fourth presents some “Sketches’ of Lonely Characters,” the list including personages as diverse as Lord Byron aud Eu genie de Guerin, as Contucius aud Torquato Tasso, as Cicero and Jesus of Nazareth. We copy an extract or two, taken nearly at random as exhibiting specimens ot Mr. Alger’s manner. THE SOLITUDE OF THE PKAIBIF. The solitude of the prarie is wonderful. Day after day, from morning tilloveniug, the trav eler journeys forward, wearing the horizon as a girdle, without seemiug to change his spot; for the unineuse circuit of which he is the cen tre appears to move with him. An Ocean of grass arouud, an immitigable gulf of azure above, he feels as if he stood ou the top of the world, tho circular, sharp-cut level otau inverted cone, upon which the bulgiug dome of heaven shuts down in accurate adjustment. He looks around the unvarying wilderness of verdure and it seems as if the whole universe were that aud there were nothing beside. THE SOLITUDE OF BUINS. Finally we come to the solitude of ruins,— relies ot the past, the dolorous dials Time in his passage has raised to count his triumphs and measure his progress by. A ruiu is forlorn, and pathetic wherever seen,—in an isle of Af rican Nilus, or in a forest of American Yuca tan. The traveller falls into a pensive mood, as, leaning against the stony masses of Meroc, whose glory the barbarians overthrew aud the sands buried, he scans the fading marks of the life that once flourished there hut is there no more. The same experience comes over him when his steed wearily penetrates the rank grass among the mounds of Copan and Palen qtlc, the riddle of whose forgotten civilization baffles every gucsser who inspects its remains, where the luxuriant vegetation has overgrown tombs and temples, kcre aud there a palm, in its resistless upshoot, cleaving altar and image, column and skull. The Sphinx, that strange emblematic creature, half beast, half humanity, sixty-two feet in height, a hundred and forty feet long, still tarries amidst the mute desola tion alienee the whole race and civilization which set it there have vanished. Between its protruded paws originally stood a temple in which sacrifices were offered. The temple has crumbled in pieces. The sands havo drifted over the feet and high up the sides ot the mys terious mousior, ou all whose solemn features decay has laid its fingers. Yet the pilgrim is awed as he looks on the colossal repose, the patient majesty of those features, and feels the pathetic insignificauee of his owu duration, in contrast with the unknown ages aud events that hare sped by that postured enigma. Yes, ruin, whether mantled rich with ivy or swept hare by the blast,—a feudal castle, crumb ling ou the cliff', the snake in its keep and tho owl in its turret;or a triumphal pillar, thrown down and broken, its inscription obliterated, its history is the maw of oblivion,—wears tho miengof solitude, breathes the sentiment of dc ens, and is a tonching thing to see. Kuins sym bolize the wishes aud fate ol man ; the weakuess of his works, the fleetingness of his existence. Who can visit Thebes, in whose crowded crypts, as he enters, a flight of hats chokes him with the dust of disintegrating priests aud kings, see the sheep nibbling herbage between the fallen cromlechs of Stonehenge, or confront a dilapidated stronghold of the Middle Age, where the fox looks out of the window and tho thistle nods on the wall, without thiukiug of these things? They feelingly persuade him hat he is. The chapter on “The Solitude of Individual ity" is perhaps the most subtile in conception and the most delicate in treatment of any in the book, but it is too long to quote. The mechanical execution of the volume is very handsome. It is tor sale by H. Packard* TnE It I v k usioii Magazine for March is at hand, and is a very attractive specimen of the kind of |H*riodical literature provided for young folks in tho*° d!*5rs* Its illustrations, type, letter-press, and mechanical execution generally are extremely beautiful, and its contributions embrace some of the very best writers for children which we have among us. A botanical article, charmingly illustrated, is one of the best of tho number. The tales from Shakespere are also a pleasant feature. 'The publishers, Messrs Hurd and Houghton,*arc to he congratulated upon the entire success of this enterprise. Tint Historical Magazine for February, shows the same improvement in interest and variety which has marked it ever since it pass into the hands of its present conductor. It contains an article from the pen of General Peter Force on "Henry Laurens in Congress"; a copy of tbs famous “Petition to the King for a redress of grievances in Xew York”; from the original draft; “The Journal of Captain William Beatty of the Maryland Line, 1776 to 1780”; a copy of a rare old tract published in 1883, and entitled “A Brief Account of the Province of East-New-Jarsey in America”; an account of Champlain and the recent discovery of his tomb, and a great variety of interesting short articles. The Historical Magazine i« published liy Henry B. Dawson, Marrisania, N. Y. —What is the difference between seventeen and seventy? One is careless and happy, thq other hairless and cappy.