Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, March 18, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated March 18, 1867 Page 1
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PORTLAND _ n,SS. ~ 71 »w. «• PORTLAND, MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 18, 18<fr. T„;n.1:iy„tIJoUa,;1,eranu,i„l, Z THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published every duv, (Sunday excepted,) at No. 1 Printers Exchange, Commercial Street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, Proprietor. 'I ebms Eight Dollar? a year in advance. r THE MAINE STATE PRESS, if publhhe*lat the tune place every Thursday morning at §2.00 a year, la variably in advance. Rates of Advertising.—one inch ol space,in leu jilt oi column, constitute* a “^iitnre. S? 1.50 per square daily first week : to cent* pel m >ek alter: three insertions, or less, $ 1.00; continu l.i? every other day alter first week, o0 cents. Hall square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one w *ek, Si.oo; *>0 cents per week alter. Under bead ol “AMUSEMENTS,*’ £2 00Dei square per week: three insertions or less, Si.50. Special Notices,? 1.25 per square ior the first in sertion, and 25 cents pci square for each subsequent insertion. Adveriifomcnls inwrted in the “Maine Stvie !l. lul'S0 circulation In every pm o! tho Sutulfuv S1.00 pur square lor lirstinsertion* .!> eeuts per square lor each subsequent ius< r tiOTI. ^ business CARDS, c. J. SCHUMACHER. FRESCO PAIUTER. Oflee at the Drug Store of Messrs* A. Q. Schlottcr beck & Co., 303 Cougreia fe»l9 Portland, If If, jal2dtf One door above Brown. M. M . BRE WE R, (Successors to J. Smith & Co.) ftlanutacturer of Leudwr Belting. Also ior sale Bolt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, KIVETN Hid IllttS, 6ept3dtt n 311 Fougrew* Ktreel. W. P. FREEMAN & CO., Upholsterers and Manutacturers ot FUENITUBE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Spring-Beds, Mattresses, Pew Cushions, Ns. I Clapp’s Block- foot Chestnut Street, Portland. Freeman, D. W. Deane. C. L. Quikby. __ti ii m A. N. NOYES & SON, Manutacturers aiid dealers iu Stoves, Ranges & Furnaces, Can be lound in their SEW BUILDINU ON LIME ST., (Opposite the Market.; Where they will be pleased to see all their former customers and receive orders as usual. augUdtf 11 CHASE, CRAM k STURTEVAMT, GENERAL. Commission Merchants, Wldgory’s Wliurt, Portland, Me. OctlGdlt HOWARD db CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M iNE. Office No. 30 Exchange Street, Joseph Howard, jy9tt n Nathan Cleaves. M. PEARSON, C. ol«l and Silver Plater -AND— Manufacturer ot Silver Ware, Temple Street, first door from Congress Street PORTLAND, ME. _May 19—-dly n I>KS. PEIItC'E A FERNALD, DENTISTS, NO. 175 HIDDLK ITRRET. C. N. Peirce. S. C. Fernald. February 21. dtf Deering. Milliken & Co., Wholesale I>ry Goods, •58 A 60 Middle Street. angSl-dtf Portland, Maine. SHBPLEY A' STKOUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OFFICE. Post Office Building, M story; Entrance on Ex change street. q. r. sncrLEY. j.v9ti a. a. stbout. R. W. ROBINSON, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, ii49 CongrcM Ntreel. Jan 4—dtf PEKCIVAIi BONNEY, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, Morton Block, Congress Street, Two Door* above Preble Ilonoe, PORTLAND, ME. novlO if DAVIS, MESEIiVE, HASKELL & 00., Importers and Jobbers ot Pry Goods and Woolens, Arcade IH Free St reel,] F. DAVIS, 1 f; "• rt ask ell,* I PORTLAND, MB. E. CHAPMAN. I llOVS’GSdtf W. F. PHILLIPS J CO., Wholesale brn^ists, No. 148 Fore Street. ■oct 17-dtt JOHN W, DANA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St. Pec 6—dtf ROSS & FEENY, PLASTERERS, PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL STUCCO AND MASTIC WOSKEES, Oak Street, between, Congress and Free Sts., PORTLAND, ME. Coloring, Whitening and White-Washing prompt j attended to. Orders Irom out ol town solicited. May 22—dtt G. G. DOWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, HA8 REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT August W, 1666. n dtt w in. w. w mrriiiji, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE PORTLAND, ME. _S&Ug2 _____ tl SMITH & CLARK, Wholesale Dealers in TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, loi. FORE STREET, PORTLAND, Me. jan14 dtt W. W. THOMAS. Jr., Attorney and Counselor at Law, [Chadwick House,] 240 Congress Street. oct6-dly O J. Y. IIODSDQK, O Hoop Skirt Munursicturcr, DEALER IN English, French and American Corsets Fancy Goods AND LACES, HOSIEKV, ULOVFS, And all kinds of TRIMMINGS and Dress Buttons. |£Jf~iiand-Knlt German Worsted Garments made td order. £3T“Hoop Skirts made to ortler.^j^ PTo. tf Clapp’* Block, CONGRESS STREET, lCl>13 _ PORTLAND, ME dti WEIGHT «C- CLARK, FRESCO painters, In Oil and Distemper Colors. Also House and Sign Painters, Morton Block, two doors above Preble House, Portland, Me. ISTWc are prepared to design and execute every description of Wall and Ceiling Decorations, for Churches, Public Buildings,Private Residences,lialls, Sec. Gilding and Embossing on Glass. Every de scription of Wood finished in Wax and Oil Filling, and in Varnish or French Polish. .jal9d3in J. B. HUDSON, JR.. A H T IS T . Studio A o 301 1-2 Congress Street, 1.5^Lessons given in Puiuting and Drawing. February 1—«tf ii. m. jpaxsoy, STOCK BROKER. No. 30 Exchange Struct, PORTLAND ME no21dt Lew is PlERli. Attorney. and~C^mI^iioi at Law. No. 8 Clapps Block. julat X\ EBLOIH & WKBH, Attsruyi sad JLJ Csunaellom, at the Boody House, oorner ol Congress and Chestnut streets. jy2$ BUISNESS CARDS. Page, Richardson & Co., Bankers & Merchants, 114 STATE STREET, BOSTON. BILLS OP EXCHANGE on London. Paris, anil tlie principal continental cities. TRAVELER'S CREDITS, tor tlio use of Traveler* in Europe and the East. COMMERCIAL CREDITS, tor the purchase of Merchandise in England and the Contineni. All descriptions of MERCHANDISE Imported to order. ADVANCES made on Consignments to Liverpool I and London. marl2il3m L. P. BROWN, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Lubricating and Illuminating OILS. 200 FORE ST,, FOOT OFPLU3T, fOBTLANO, DIE. Office of State Kssayob. I . . Portland, Me., March 5, 1867. } J his is to certify that 1 have this day tested a burn ing fluid or oil, with reference to its liability to ex plosion. Tlie oil was introduced Into a test tube, the tube partly immersed in water and heat was applied. Tho water was raised to the boiling point, and the heat was continued until the temperature of the oil in the tube was 207 deg. Fahrenheit. Flame was ap plied to the mouth oi the tube, but there was not sufficient evolution of vapor to take tire. From tho test I should regard the oil in question as perfectly safe for household use, when employed with ordinary care. Signed, H. T. CUMMINGS, mar7d<£wlm Assayer. TYLER, L AMB & CO, ' Manufacturers of BOOTS AND SHOES, and Dealers in Leather and Eindings, have removed to 37 & 39 UNION STREET, (former place of business previous to fire,) where with improved facilities for manufacturing, they feel confident that they ean make it an object to the trade to lavor them with tlieir patronage. Portland. March 1,1867. mch5dlra SMITH & LOVETT, Manufacturers of Hyatt’s Patent Sidewalk Light, Iron Fronts for Buildings, Iron Boor, nnd Vault*, Iron Mhutlrr*, IIotMtine mnehinra, and Builder*’ Iron Work Brnermlly. 57 Devonshire Street, Boston. AMMI SMITH, Iel>28d3m» JOSEPH LOVETT. Charles P. Mattocks, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, BOOBY HOUSE, COH. CONGRESS AND CHESTNUT STREETS, febl4<ltf_ _ Port r. and. WALTER COREY & CO, Manufacturers and Dealers in nJBHTIIRE! Looking Glasses, Mattresses, Spring Beds, <Cc. Clapp’* Black, Kennebec Street, (Opposite Foot of Chestnut,) FebMtf_ PORTLAND. GEO. S. NUTTING, Counsellor at Law, —AND— Solicitor of Patents, No 113 Federal Street, tublBdlm PORTLAND, Me. WILLIAM A. PEAUCE, PLUMBER! maker of Force Pumps and Water Closets, Warm, Cold and Hhowrr Baths, Wash Bowls, Brass and Milver Plated Cocks. Every description of Water Fixture for Dwelling Houses, Hotels and Public Buildings, Ships, etc., ar ranged and set up in the best manner, and ail orders in town or country tiiithfhlly executed. Constantly on band Lead Pipes and Sheet Lead and Beer Pumps of all kinds. Also, Tin Roofing, Tin t'ondnrtors and work in iliac line done in tlie best manner. fcfT3All kinds of Jobbing promptly at . ended to. NO. 180 FORK ST*, Portland, Me. jams_ dBiu W. H. WOOD & SON, ~ ' BROKERS, So. 178-Fore Street. * J-7 U GODDARD & HASKELL, LAWYERS, NO. lO FREE STREET, PORTLAND, Particular attention given to Bankruptcy ap plications ami proceedings under the new Bankrupt act of Congress. C. W. GODDARD. T. H. HASKELL. Portland, March 0, 1867. mcliGdlf OUT OE THE EIRE / B. F. SMITH A SON’S New Photograph Rooms, —AT— NO. 16 MARKET SQUARE. »>1230 u dtf Glass Shades & Stands* JOSEPH STORY Manufacturer and Dealer in Enameled Slate Chimney Pieces, Brackets, Pier Slabs, Grates aud Chimney Tops. Importer and dealer in Eng lish Floor Tiles, German and French Flower Pols, Hanging Vases, Parian. Bisque, and Bronze Statuette and Busts. Glass Shades and Walnut Stands, Bohe mian and Lava Vases and oilier wares. 112 TREMONT STREET Studio Building mar 15d6m BOSTON, Mass. A^WILB UR & CO., No 112 Tremont Street, Boston, Importers and Dealers in WELSH AND AMERICAN Roofing Slates ! E3T All colors and slating nails. Carct.il attention paid to shipping. marl5d6m Collins, Iiliss & Co., Produce & Commission Merchants, Cash Advances Made on Consignments, 233;State St, and 130 Central St, BOSTON. NEW ENGLAND AGENTS FOB THE Nonpariel French Guano. It is claimed that this Fertilizer is superior to any in the market, its virtues and merits over others,be ing to prevent all insects and worms from destroy ing crops or plants without burning or injuring those of Ihe most delicate nature. It is much stronger than the Peruvian, thereby requiring a less quantity to permanently enrich Hie soil. Price $C» per ton. Send for Circular giving full particulars. mrl5d&w3m JOHN E. DOW, Jtm Counsellor and Attorney at Law, And Solicitor in llankrujtlcy, JAUNCKY COURT, 43 Wall Mtreet, - - - New York City. {^■"Commissioner for Maine and Massachusetts. Jan. 29 dtf 3IEBBILL BBO >S & C USHIKCT, (Late Merrill & Small,) Importers and Wholesale Dealers in Fancy Dry Goods, Cloves, Hosiery, Corsets, Yarns, sm all WARES, TRIMMINGS, &e, No l:t Hummer Ml., .... BOSTON, fell) II.Merrill, 1. M. Merrill, A. R. Cushing. ood3in E A~T O IN Family and Fay School. rtMIE SPRING TEEM of tho Eaton School wil I commence the-Mib of i,i„rrh and conUllllu thirteen weeks. 1 or circular address H. F. EATON, Princiial Norridgcwock, Me., March Otli, 18(57. march C deod4w__ HOLDEN & PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 220 1-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House. A. B. HOLDEN, sep5tftl H. 0. PEABODY. Weamers for Sale. STERN, wheel STEAMERS “Falcon,” ami Clarion, . years old, of the following dirnen 10" ieet; width over all 28 feel: depth G feet; druR ot water 33 mches; tfgood speed, with large freight and passenger capacity. In good order and ready lor service, with lull Inventory Enquire of ROSS & STURDIVANT mchi3dlm_73 Commercial Street. For Sale. THE FURNITURE. FIXTURES. AND Gorin WILL of a Genteel Boarding House. House new aud centrally located. Inquire of _ PATTERSON At CHADBOURNE Dealera m Real Estate, No. J#S7 Congreae st maiikfetw ol‘ COPA KTNEKSIIIP. Limited Partnership. THE undersigned, George Burnham, Jr., Charles S. Morrill and John E. Burnham, all of Port and, Cumberland County, hereby certiiy. that they have this first day of March, A. 1867, constituted a part nership in accordance with iho Statutes of Maine re lative to Limited Partnerships. L The name of the firm is and shall he BURN HAM & MOKlilLL. 2. Said Charles S. Morrill ami John E. Burnham are the general, and said George Burnham, Jr., is the special partner. 3. The Business of said firm will be packing and dealing in Hermetically Sealed Provisions. Said Goorgo Bui nbam, Jr., contributes twelve thousand ($12,000) dollars in cash. 4. Said partnership commences this first day of March, A. I), 1867, and will cease the last day oi April A. D. 1868. The principal and established place ol business will be at Portland afore-ahl. Portland, March 1, 1807 c# GEORGE BURNHAM, JR. Stamp. JOHN E. BURNHAM, CHARLES S. MORRILL. Cumberland, ss.—March 4th, 1667, Personally appeared the above named George Burnham, Jr., Charles S. Morrill, and John E. Burnham, and severally made oath to the truth of the above eertiti caT»eVan<^ ^knowledged 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, 1667, at 12 h M, and reccrdcd in Book 348, page 3C8. Attest, THOMAS HANCOCK, Register. Mar 6 eod 6w By F. M. Irish. Dissolution of Copartnership. TTULE copartnership heretofore existing under the 1 name of KEMPT & PETTENGILL. is this day dissolved by mutual consent. Ail persons holding bills against tbe firm are requested to pre-ent them for payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at No. 23 Preble street. J. H. KEMPT, _ ,, . „ C. B. PETTENGILL. Portland, March 4,1867. Copartnership Notice t 0. B. PETTENGILL will continue tbe business under the style ot PETTENGILL & MERRILL, at the old stand. C. B. PETTENGILL, „ . , „ , G. P. MERRILL. Portland, March It, 1867. dlw* Copartnership Notice. MR. I. P. BUTLER is admitted a Partner from this date. The firm will be PIJBINTON & BUTLER. And wc shall continue the Wholesale Grocer}', Flour and Provision Business at the Old Stand, 140 Commercial Street. N. L. PURINTON. Portland, March 4, 1867. mar7<13w Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have litis (lay formed a copart . nership under the firm name ot JORDAN & RANDALL, And have taltcn Rooms at the Jnneliau of Free uud itliddle Mlrerla, over It. 11. Hay’s Apothe cary store, where they will transact a Wholesale Tailors’ Trimming Business In all its branches. WM. V. JOHDAN, GEO. A. It AN DAL, I,. March 1st, 1SC7. marOdaw Copartnership Notice, THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the name of GREENE, READ & SMALL, and have taken store fW Commercial 8t«, corner of Union, , where they will transact a Wholesale Flour,Grocery k 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, 18G7. febl8:llm Copartnership Notice. AP. MORGAN has this day retired from the . Arm of MORGAN. DYER & CO. in favor of R. M. RICHARDSON, aud the business nercaller 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. Goods, Grocerbcm, Flour aud Pro riitioikN. R. M. RICHARDSON, J. W. DYER, J. E. HANNAFORI). Feb 2—d3m Dissolution of Copartnersh ip THE copartnership lieretotore existing under the name ot CALVIN EDWARDS <ft CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All perbons hold ng bills against the firm, are requested to present them lor payment, and those indebted will please call and settle 337 Coiiffrcss Street. CALVIN EDWARDS, WILLIAM G. TWOMLEY. The subscriber having obtained the tin© store No. 337 Congress Street, will continue the business, and will keep constantly on hand IPIAJSTO FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which he can sell at the manufacturer’s LOWERT PRICEN. Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS. OLD PIANOS tafccn In exchange. Orders for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. WM. G. TWONBLV. November 26,1866. dtf BUILDING. TO BUILDERS. PERSONS wishing tor SpTuce Dimension Frames tor early Spring business will do well to leave their orders at once with NTEVENM A MERRILL, at their Lumber Wharf, Commercial Street, near loot of Maple Street, where can always be found a large Stock ol Pine, Spruce, Walnut, Chest nut and butternut Lumber, Clapboards, Shingles, Laths, &c\, &c. Also—Door-, 'Blinds, Window Frames and Window Sashes, glazed aud unglazcd, at lowest prices. BT* Remember—STEVENS & MERRILL, tebll d2m Architecture at engineering. Messrs. ANDERSON. BONNELL if CO., have made arrangements with Mr. STEAD, an Architect of established reputation, and will in future carry on Architecture with their business as Engineers. Par ties intending to build are invited to call at their office, No. 30ti Congress street, and examine eleva tions and plans ol churches, banks, stores, blocks ot buildings, 4fC. j 12 WM. H. WALKED, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Map’c Street. General Agent lor the State lor H . W . 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 ibr iron and wood work, Metal Roots., &c. COMPOUND CEMENT, for repairing leaky shingled rools. BLACK VARNISH, for Ornamen tal Iron work &c. Full descriptions, c rcular, prices, &c. fUrnished by mail or on application at the office, w here samples and testimonials can be seen. gep12dtf RE-ESTABLISHED! I AM happy to inform my friends and the public generally that I am now re-established at my OLD STAND, H4 Middle Street, S4 With a new and elegant stock ot DRY GOODS! "hli iuereased facilities for successfully doing Dry Goods Business, I would respectfully solicit a share of your patronage, A. Q. LEACH, 81 MIDDLE ST. March 7-d2w 1867. SPRING. 1867. woodmanTtrue & 00, Having this day removed to the spacious warehouse erected upon THE:HI OLD HITE, Nos. 54 & 56 MIDDLE STREET, Would respectfully invite the attention of purchasers to their large, new and attractive stock of dry goods, Woolens, ami Small Wares. Agents tor Maine for Gray’s Patent Molded Collar. Also a full assortment of all the leading makes and styles of Ladies and Gentlemen’s Paper Uoods. in cluding the Hew Linen Finish Collar with Cnfla to ftlatch. Agents for Maine for the SINGER SEWING MACHINE. WOODMAN, TRUE dc CO. Portland, March 4,18«7. dtf REMOVALS. REM oval" Small, Davis & Pomeroy, Have removed to their new and spacious store, K VANS BLOCK, 145 Middle street, Oppo ite Free, and are now opening tor the spring trade, a lull line of FANCY GOODS, Dress and Cloak Trimmings, Gloves, Hosiery, &c. With our increased facilities we shall claim to give our customers ail the advantage of the best Boston and New York Houses. Chas. Small, S. G. Davis, W. Y. Poml.ro Y. March 11,1SG7. marliidlw REMOVAL. / ——— Stevens, Lord & Haskell, Have tins day removed to the New Store N<;s. 54 <t 50 Middle Street, (Over Messrs. Woodman True & Co.’s,) Their old place of business previous to the fire, where they will keep constantly on hand at whole sale a Well Assorted Stock - OF - BOOTS & SHOES! Manufactured expressly for the New England Trade. Also Manufacturers of Boot and Shoe Moccasins. Portland, March 6th, 16G7. mar7dtf 11 h: M O V A L~ STEPHEN GALE lias removed to the Corner of Deer and Middle Sts., a few steps l»clow tho old stand, on the opposite side ot the street. mch5<12w REMOVAL! FAIRBANKS’ STANDARD I SCALES ! x ju </jLsruiuvrs t Bubbar aid Ivory Handled Table Cutlery, BOGERH’ NC.INNORN —AND— GENERAL, HARDWARE, At KING & DEXTER’S, \7H Middle and 118 Federal Streets. tebl9 d3m REMOVAL, 1 Tho undersigned having removed from Moulton street to their NEW STOKE, A o. 6 exchange Street, would invite the public to examine our large stock of Heusc, Ship and Parlor Stoves. We bare for Sale the P. P. Stewart’s Cooking and Parlor Stove*, Gardner Chilson’* new Cooking Stove; also n new Crooking Stove called the JP E E It Is E S said to be tho best Cooking Stove now manufactured. We are Agents for the McGregor New Furnaces, both PORTABLE and BRICK, and give our personal attention to settiug them up. We warrant it the Best Furnace ever offered for sale in this market. Grateful to our triends and pi Irons for past patron age, would solicit a continuation of the same. O. III. & D. W. NASH. mch4dtf CASCO NATIONAL HANIG REM OTA I, . THE CaBCO National Bank will remove to, and be prepared lor business at their NEW BANKING HOUSE on Middle Slrcct, on Tuebdvy. Fed. 2Cth, instant. E. P. GERRISH, Cashier. February ”5. dim Oil Store Removed. TIIE undersigned has removed from his old stand, to Mo. 223, corner of Pore and Union Streets, where lie has tor sale Sperm, Whale, and Lard Oil; Sperm, Adamantine, Paratline, ami Wax Candles, which lie will sell at the lowest market price. Thank ful to his friends and the public generally lor past favors, be resyoctldlly solh its a continuance. WM. A. HYDE. February 22, 1867. feb23 dim R E M'OVA IK A. E. WEBB, Merchant Tailor, Has Removed to bis New Rooms, No. 3 Free Street 13lock, Febl2 Over Cbadbourn & Kendall. dtf It E~MO FAX/. **~ JAMES O’DONNIOLL, Counsellor at Law, Notary Public At Commissioner of Deeds, Has removed to Clapp’* New Block, CGR. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, Jan 15. (Over Sawyer’s Fruit Store.) dtf £t L M O V A JL ! W. II. CLIFFORD, Counsellor at Law, And Solicitor of Patents, Has Removed to Corner of Brown ana Congress Streets, Salts_BROWN’S NEW BLOCK. dtf Harris & Waterhouse, JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps and Furs. Portland, Deo. 3d 1866. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hats, Caps, and Furs, have removed to their New Store, No. 12 Exchange Street, P. R. HARRIS. de4tf J. E. WATERHOUSE. ts, ot Office id Boston, Narvattansett Officc’of ProVldetica; Putnam office of Hartford: Standard Office of New York, »nd other reliable office*, are represented by this a >oncy. Bow._Jy25dtl F. W. Libbey. removal. ISYBOX GRE&XOUGH <{ CO. Have removed to tneir NEW STORE No. 140 Middle Street. Mr. .1. H. Cries’ interest in tlie firm ceased Aug 1^ ’ ’•_ tlsJMvwlm JAittHUONK lURUHIM., Dealer in • Watches, Jewelry, Masonic Iicgulia, anti Alili iiU-> Goods, No J3 Free street, Portland. | _ ^auie store with Gcyer and Calei. iyl2dtf H PACKARD, Bookseller and Stationer, maybe * lound at No. 337 Congress St., corner oi Oat ?_!:_ _ juituti RS" r"!H-S£K,^ A OO., can he tound at The store . ol <.. Iv. Babb, Clapp’s Block, No. 9, where we oner a got d assortment of Clothing and Furnishing t.oods at low prices. jul n; SMITH At REED. Counsellors at Law, Morton Block, Congress St. Same entrance as®. S. Ar my offices._ iyl2dtf rit«K EANTEBN EXEBEkn CO. are now A permanently located at No. 21 Free street, and prepares to do Express Business over all the Rail road and Steamboat routes in tlie State, and West by I . S. <& P., Eastern and Boston & Maine Road? to Boston, connecting there with Expresses to all parts ot the country. For the convenience ol our customers on Commer cial and I-ore streets, an order book lor ircight Calls whl be kept at ottice oi Canadian Express Co., No. -Foreslrcet. A. N. WINSLOW. Jy‘21 tf HAND, Attorneys and Counsellors. • No. 1g Iree Street, near Middle. juli3 Corn. Corn. "I AAO BUSHELS old high mixed and ’ Southern Yellow Corn. High mixed now landing. For aale by K. II. BCRCIItr & CO., mcblldtt_J20 Commercial Street. Organs and Melodeons ! SMALL & KNIGHT, (Mucenwor* lo JT. ®. d,euey,) W0«™noTir»r!\.lhc,r friend» and tlie public gen erall> that they are permanently located at Ui HIAKKET NQUAICK, and ready to supply all in want of Organs or Mclo deons, and will spare no expense to sustain the repu past.n 01 mbtru,aent8 lrom this manufactory in years attended tf Mel0de0n8 to ,et* ****** promptly _____ ____mchDd&wlm J. D. CHENEY ^MEDODEcSIV^ a8a0rtlUent M UKGaNiI SSI S£SrUy‘°I‘1“to* *ntl INSURANCE STATEMENT OP « ONDITIOV OF THE Commerce Insurance Comp’y, Of Albany, N. IT., Dec. 31, 1SB«. assets: Real Estate,.$ 45 000 00 Bonds and Mortgages,. 100,875 00 ®ai'k Stock,. 7,500 00 Lmted States Securities. 227 472 00 Demand Loans with Collaterals,.! 43*74500 Cash on hand and in hands of Agents' . 3t ‘'50 47 Accrued Interest.T......... 4*349 s2 8532,70129 liabilities : Unadjusted Losses,.811,775 00 _ Tr „ A. Van Allen, President. R. M. Hamilton, Secretary. State of New York, i City and County of Albany. J ss „ „ ALBANY’. Fob. 21,18C7.

Personally appeared before me Adam Van Allen, President, and R. M. Hamilton. Secretary,.of the above named Company, and made natli that the lore going statement made by them is true to the best of tlieir know ledge and toliei, and that they have con cealed no material facts. A. P. STEVENS, Notary.Public. .JOS. II. WEBSTER, Agent, lob27-(13w >o. lo Hoiilli Slroet. Tlie Best Investment! 5-20’s & 7-30’s U, S. Gov’t Bonds ABE GOOD! CUT A POLICY WITH THE GREAT Mutual Life Ins. €0., Ol New York, IB BETTER! Cash Assets, Feb. 1 $18,500,000 C^^Crovernineut Bond* arc Exempt from Taxation, so with Honey invested in a Life Policy! If vou have $50, $100 or $1,000 to spare, or to in vest. there is nowhere you can place it so securely , or so adv rutagcously as with this Great Co. Govt. Bonds may be lost, stolen or destroyed by fire, as many have been. A Life Policy if destroyed, stolen, or lost, may be restored, and in no case will there be any toss of the money paid. For the l’OOli man it is the best savings bank ; for the men it is the safest investment, yielding m re than any other. Any one having doubts may be satisfied by calling at our office. J Do not insure until you do so. No other Company can furnish such results. The following statement of Pollcks, taken out at this Agency and now in force, show the large in crease, or dividends, overt he pay meats in these tew cases. Many others, with references, can be fur nished if desired: No of Sum Am’t of Dividend Pres. val. Policy. Insured. Prem. Pd. Additions. ofPolicv. 518 $$500 $2252,25 $2740,22 $0240,22 0% 500 201,23 , 75,02 * 875,02 4140 1000 533,00 085,03 1085,93 7707 8000 3690,20 483tf,87 12,830,87 7802 5000 2608,00 3217,84 82l7.«4 10325 1000 359,80 014.52 1541,52 10793 3000 1060,20 1579,53 4597,53 12410 1500 410,93 023,24 2123,04 These cases are made up to Feb. 1, 1800. An other Dividend is now to bo added. Do not fail to apply at the Agency of YV. D. LITTLE & Cio, No 79 Commercial St, near the Old custom House. Non Forfeiting, Endowment, Ten Year, mitl nil oilier Form* of PolicicM are in* Nued by this Company, on more favor able advantaged than by any other. This Co. issued during the la^t 12 months, 13.343 Policies, being 1,000 mor-- than issued by any other Co. in this country. Cash received lor PREMIUMS $5,342,812. receipts for lnterkst, $1,112,000, while its losses being only $772,000, showing the receipts for interest to be nearly $389,000 more than its losses. Gae'* JOe careful not to confound the name qf this Co. with others similar. febl6 dtf 1JSTS UUASVE NOTICE. F0YE, COFFIN & SWAN, TJIVIDEJKAVKITER.S, — AND— General Insurance Agents, have returned to their old stand, Oceau insurance Co.’s It lock, EXCHANGE STREET. F. C. & S. continue to represent first class Com panies in all departments of insurance. Losses equitably adjusted and promptly paid. iobl3dtf PUHELY MUTUAL! THE New England Mutual Life Insurance Gomp’y, OF BOSTON, MASS. Organized 1843. Cash Asset 8, January 1, 1867, $4,700,000. Cash Dividends of 180-1-5, now in course of payment, 673,000. Total Surplus Divided, 2,200,000. Losses Paid in 1866, 314,000. Total Losses Paid, 2,367,000. Income for 1866, 1,778,000. B3F*Annual Distributions in Cash.-in 50 Local Agents Wanted, and also Canvassers can make good arrangements to work for the above Co. Apply to UUFUS KHALL A WON. fel9dtf General Agents for Maine, Biddcford, Me. IS E H OVAL. Sparrow’s Insurance Office is this day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to tlie new and commodious rooms NO. GO EXCHANGE STREET, IN TITE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where he is now prepared to place insurance, in all its forms, and for any amount, in companies second to no others on the globe, and on the most favorable terms. BS'" Parties preferring first class insurance, are res pectfully invited to call. November 5, 1866. dtf Ls*. Twouibley, General Insurance Broker, • would inform bis many friends and the pub) c generally that lie isjbreparca continue the Insur ance Business as a Broker, and cau pla« e Fire, Life and Marino Insurance to «ny «. xtent in the best Com p nies in the United States.’ All business entrusted to my c re slial. be faith fit ly at tended to. Ortice at C. Al. bice's paper Store, No. 1S3 Fore St, where orders canbeleit. julltiti PHOTOGRAPHST E. S. WOEMELE formerly No. 90 Middle street, takes pleasure in an nouncing that he will on TUESDAY, JAN. 1, 1867, open his NEW PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY At No. OKI Congress Street, [OppONitc Mechanic*’ Hull,] where lie will be pleated to wait on his friends and the public Grateful for past patronage, he hopes by strict at I teution to business to merit a renewal ot the same. Persons wishing lor VI KMT CtAS§ PIC' '! IT R K H of all styles and sizes arc invited to call. Picture* colored lu Oil, Water Color* and India Ink by our of the be*t Artial* iu the Ntntc. Special attention paid to Copying of all descriptions. jgp“All work warranted to give satisfaction. N. B—Work done for Photographers in Ink or Colors at reasonable rat ••*. janleod3m New Photograph Rooms. THE subscriber wishes to call the attention of his friends and the public to the new building on j Congress Street, bead ol Chestnut St., where he will devote his whole attention to Ainbrniypiiijr on Iron* Win*.* or l*n|M r, trom the smallest s'ze to the largest. Also, N floor apiib and Ferro types for A1 urns and Lockets. Satisfaction giv en. «T. THOMAS HAMMETT. Photograph Rooms to let. marl2dtl SELLING OUT ! IN TBS MART, JOB COMiRKMN NT. N. I. MITCHELL & CO. will soli their stock of DRY GOODS! - AT - Greatly Reduced Prices! In order to close up business, and will lease the slor occupied by them. N. 1. IYUTCHEIjIa A CO. March 6. 1867. eod&wtf Notice to Laud Holders. MR O’DUROCIIER, Builder, is prepared to take contracts for building, either by JOB or by DAY WORK. Can furnish First Class workmen and mate, ial of all description. t Residence AMERICAN HOUSE. India Street, Portland. August l<th, 1866 aug20dtf Heating Apparatus For Stores, Hanks, School-houses, Churches, «0e. THE subscribers are prepared to put up Steam or Hot Water Apparatus, and guaian ce as good results in every particular as can be obtained from Boston or New York contractors. We use for Steam Radiation coll* oi Wrought Iron pipes, Cast Iron or Sheet Iron Radiators. For Hot Water Circulation, Cast Dm* Pipes, in Hot Air chamheis or coils in the Rooms teb26dlm DANIEL WINSLOW A SON. For Lease. THE valuable lot ol land corner of Middle and X’loiub Street., lor a term of years. Enquire Of C. C. MITCHELL v* SON, An*. 28,16CC-dW 1*8 F#W Street, DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. Monday Morning, March 18, 1867. A Startling DiNCOvrry. The Democratic organ in this city lias made the startling discovery that our “Government has been revolutionized,” and that “the tact” is * confessed by high Repubtean authority. To ptovc the correctness of this wonderful revelation it quotes two New York papers which it says “are two as able papers as there are in the Republican party.” These two papers, so “able" and so orthodox in their republican doc trines, are the Commer cial Advertiser, which swung clear around the circle with Andrew Johnson, and has been one of his most obsequious supporters, ready to engage in any amount of executive dirt-eating, and to hiss whenever “A. J.” was spit upon, no matter by whom, on what occa sion or at what distance removed from the expectorant act. The other “able” Republican paper is the Times, owned and edited by Mr. Raymond—really an able paper, but one whose soundness Republicans are hardly willing to admit, since its editor and controlling spirit did almost everything required by the circle swinging processs, even to being a chief spirit in Mr. Johnson s Philadelphia convention where he became the conlerre of Wood, Pen dleton and Vallandigham; participated in the New York Democratic State Convention, and hesitated in his downward movement oidy when required to swallow the pill—copper pure and simple—prepared by the political doctors who made up and controlled the lat ter body. No matter, however, for all this.— We suppose the Argus feels as Thurlow Weed did in iuiti-masouic times, when it was for his interest to continue the impression that Morgan had been murdered by the masons, and to this end he pulled otf the bushy whiskers from the taco of a decomposing body found in the water, saying, “he will make a good enough Morgan till al ter election.” The Times and Ad vertiser are able enough Republican papets with it,for the purpose of giving forte to its owu article, but we doubt it intelligent readers will be any more cheated by such a deception, than the intelligent people ofNew York were, by Weed’s artful dodge, into the belief that the swolen, mutilated mass of corruption taken from tho lake was the veritable whiskerless Morgan. Because the Commercial Advertiser quotes approvingly the Times, to the effect that the Reconstruction act is “at war with the Con stituti >n and hostile to the dictates of a wise and considerate statesmanshipthat “wher ever the right may be, the power of this gov ernment rests with Congress;” that “that body overrules alike the vetoes of the Presi dent and the deeisions of the Supreme Courtthat “all the limitations to the exer cise of power contained in the Constitution, the opposition of the 1'resident and the de cisions of the Supreme Court of the United States, have been overridden and set aside by Congress,” and that “thus has our vaunted limn of government been revolutionized by war,” it no more follows that Congress has done wrong or exceeded by one hair breadth its rightful and constitutional pre rogatives, than it follows the Times and Advertiser are “able Republican papers,” or that the Democracy of to-day is even distant ly related to the Democracy of Jefferson and Jackson. The former of these eminent men regarded the Supreme Coutt, with its life tenures and irresponsibility to the sovereign power of the nation, as the most undemo cratic and monarchical element in our super structure of government, and the latter in sisted that neither the Supreme Court nor any other tribunal was authorized to pre scribe Constitutional limitations for the action of either Congress or the Executjye, but that each branch of the government had the right to read the Constitution and interpret its du ties and prerogatives lor itself. It is very queer to hear professed Demo crats calling in question the rights and powers ol the people—the people being aloue sov ereign in this country; and their power is called in question in questioning the acts of a Congress fresh from their hands, especially when its acts are so plainly the echo of the popular will. Conservative, slave-loving lo gics may croak and howl, but the people are omnipotent and their will must be the law. The time has gone by,thank lleaveu, wheu the people are to be frightened from doing acts of justice and right,—when they are to be held back through fear that acting in har mony with their best instincts will upset the fabric ot government. The same sovereign people who rose in their might to put down u gigantic rebellion waged agaiust the nation's liberty and life, will see to it that the life and liberty saved by them shall be preserved, and no power under Heaven will change their fixed and determined purpose in this regard. To this end they have a right to insist, and they will insist, that dangerous repels shall lie disarmed and that loyal men shall be armed, not of weapons of war in the former case nor with such weapons in the latter; but the weapon to be taken from the rebel and se cured to the loyal man, irrespective of class, race, caste or color, is the only legitimate wea pon with which to decide all peaceful battles —the freeman's vote. The loyal men ot this nation—the men who remained loyal when treason lifted its bloody hand to grapple the throat of liberty and constitutional law—have decreed, and they have rightfully decreed, that the men who slew our sons and brothers, who were responsible for the horrors of Andersonvitle and Salisbury, and whose rebellion imposed a burden of thousands of millions upon the nation, opened a million of new made graves, and filled the land with sorrow and lamenta tion, shall never be permitted to accomplish with the ballot what they failed to do with the bullet; that their “lost cause” shall never be regained so long as the sun shines. How far Criticism may go. In this world, and especially in this teeming age of it, when there is so much to criticise and so many ready and willing to engage in tho work whether they are qualified for it or not, it is quite desirable that all should know how sharp the pen of criticism may be made and to what extent it may he used. In the first place we should hear in mind that there is a very wide difference between a just criti cism and indiscriminate puffing, for the latter has become rife in the land $nd quite sickening in its details, while the former is more spar ingly used, and not so well paid for. An interesting case has recently been decid ed in the Court of tho Queen’s Bench, which throws some light on tho subject, and shows to what extent criticism may be carried with out rendering the critic liable to penalties as l lie publisher of a libel. Dr. Straus last spring brought an action for libel against the Athe nian in based oil a critique appearing in that journal on a work called “The Old Ledger.” This book was said by the Athenaeum to he characterized liy “vulgarity, profanity and in delicacy, bad French, bad German and bad English, and abuse of persons living and dead.” This was severe criticism, but the publisher of the Athenaeum considered it no more than the hook deserved. He admitted the publication and pleaded justification. The plaintiff’s coun cil was too shrewd to bring the hook in evi dence to enable the Court to decide whether the criticism was just; hut the council for tho defendant read some extracts from it which convinced the opposing council of the propriety of withdrawing the case from the jury and al lowing it to drop. The Athenaeum commented on the result in a very trenchant stylo. It said: “We found the hook abominable, and said so. Our read ers were satisfied with our verdict, since it is alleged that the sale was instantly arrested. It seems a tew extracts from the book con vinced the Bench, the Bar, tho Jury and ev erybody in Court and even Sergeant Bullen tine hiu self that the case was hopeless. He even begged in deference to hi s own feelings as a gentleman and to tho credit of his pro fession to be allowed permission to abandon the case. It would have been well for him if he had read the book before he commenced the libel suit—a duty which he certainly owed to himself, to the Bench, to the Bar, and to tho community generally." But it seems that Dr. Straus was not satisfied with the sud den close of this and brought mother suit, hav ing, we suppose engaged other counsel of more easy professional virtue. Extracts from the book convinced the Court and jury that the criticism was just which hud been levelled at it. The Lord Cliiel Justice thus detiued the law on the point: ‘‘It was ot tlic last importance to literature and through literature, to good taste and good ly feeling, to morality aud to religion, that works pulitished tor general perusal siiuuld be sueli as were calculated to improve, and not to demoralize the pu lie uund; aud therefore n was of vast impoi lance tiiat criticism, so long as it was fair aud reasonable and just, should be allowed the utmost latitude, aud that tin* most unsparing censure of works which were fairly subject to it should not be held libellous. A man who publishes a book challenges criti cism; he rejoices in it if it tends to his praise, aud if it is likely to lead to increase the circu lation of his work—and therefore lie must sub mit to it if it is adverse, so long as it is not prompted by malice or characterized b.V such reckless disregard of lairiicss as ludicates mal ice towards its author. The above is a clear statement of the rule that should be observed, and protects the writ er xs far as protection is merited. The pub lisher or author ot au obscene or scandalous book merits the severe lashing of a just crit cism. \V e are all aware that there are pub lished son.e books not quite bad enough to ex pose the authors or publishers to the penalties of tlie law, and yet their tendency is to demor alize the community. Such cases can only be dealt with by criticism, aud no matter how se vore it is so long as it is not p romp ted by mal ice or characterized by such reckless disre gard of fairness as indicates malice towards the author. The interest of the public demands that tho critic should be allowed the utmost latitude. Lot him “cry aloud aud spare not,” iu all such eases. Wlii'e his withers are un wrung let the galled jades wince. • ■.labor and Capital. Profits are the product of labor and capital combined. Mere capital is worth only the current rate of Uterest. Invested capital, not secured but risked and managed by the owner, ought to pay more. It ought to pay the interest which might be obtained by simp ly loaning it, aud a reasonable compensation tor the time devoted to its management, with a margin for extra risks. The two latter ele ments are difficult to determine and capital ists ;ire accustomed to estimate them vary lib erally. What is left, alter these deductions frrm the gross product of labor and capital, is wages. People sometimes say there is no real conflict between employers and employed, and in certain respects there Is none; hut in other and very important respects there is an irrepressible conflict, winch in some couutrie3 is assuming portentous dimensions. The div ision of the profits is a question upon wnicli these two classes have always been and al ways will be at variance, so long as they re main distinct classes. In England, where a large proimrtion of the workingmen look forward to no change in their condition, expect neither in tbeir own peisons nor in the persons ot the Jr children to become employers, the conflict is organiz ed. The employers are and have long been in close alliance. The tactical manoeuvre by which they usually seek to compel submis sion to tbeir terms, is called a Lock-out—tl.af is to say, they lock the doors of their mills and factories, and try to tame their opponents by starvation, just as thekeepersof wild beasts deal with their troublesome animals, lint the workingmen, gaining slowJy in intelligence through centuries, have discovered the advan tages of combination, and the United King dom is at last covered with Trades-Unions.— Their lavorite manoeuvre is the Strike, which needs no explanation. There are 21Wot these Unions in Loudon', 97 in Manchester, 57 in Liverpool, 00 in Sheffield, 42 in Birauiigliaiu, 50 in Glasgow, 45 in Dublin. Due id these societies, the Carpenters and Joiners', was founded in June, 2600, aud rose within a year to a membership of 016, distributed in 30 branches, with a capital of $1,0001 • In 1805, the Society of Carpenters and Joiners num bered 104 branches and 5,070 members, and bad a fund ot $75,000. It was represented in 04 towns, and in 52 of those towns it had gain ed important advantages tor its memoers within the year, sometimes an increase ol pay, sometimes a reduction of time, sometimes both. The Trades-Unions in the kingdom number now over half a million ot memoers, with an annual revenue ol »5,u0u,000 aud a reserve amounting to very neatly the same sum. These funds are chiefly used to sustain workingmeu on a strike, or to enable them to hold out agaiust a lock-out. Now men who have the capacity to organ ize so effective a resistance as this to what they consider uiyu»t treatment, are surely ca pable of organizing tor other purposes. Bod ies of men, able and willing to raise sucU a iund as we have named, to he tattered away In squabbles about wages aud lime, are cer tainly able to raise money for some better purpose. In this country, where einpljyers and employed are continually changing pla ces, where almost every employer remembers the time when he was dependent on bis daily labor, and every workingman who has any sjieeial capacity knows perlectly well that within a lew years lie wifi probably be paying instead ol' receiving wages, the parties are ca llable of regarding questions at issue betweeu them with more equanimity than could oth erwise be expected. Nevertheless strikes are not uncommon among us, and lock-outs are beginning to be talked about. Is there not some way in which these wasteful methods of adjusting conflicting claims may be avoided? What would be the result, for instance, if workingmen should employ themselves? The experiment has been tried in various places, and notably by the iron moulders of Troy, New York. A little more than a year ago, prompted by a lock-out of eight weeks’ duration, the moulders opened their subscrip tion books, raised the money to put up a new foundry, purchased machinery and tools, coal and iron, aud the right to manutacture one or two patent stoves, all for cash, and went to work ou tlio 10th July last. The number ol stockholders ami employees is 44. All who can, work by the piece, and tbeir wages aver age $25 or $30 a week. They have paid off regularly every Saturday night, have paid their superintendent, and own now properly worth $30,000 or $31,000. During (lie dull season in winter, these establishments are usually closed for three or four months. The Troy foundry lias not been closed. These men have an advantage over moststove found ers : they can afford to work at a lose. Work ing at a loss with them means only a slight reduction of their wages; with employers who are not also laborers, it means ruin and bankruptcy. This, after all, is the cheapest and most satisfactory way of harmonizing the relations of labor and capital. It is iii this direction that iuteHigent workingmen ought to look. It should be added that the other founders in 1 roy have shown no jealousy ot the new foundry, and have not suffered by its competition. ■•Mr*, It is about time our friends who desire to add one month to our growing sea son, were preparing their hot-beds. By means of these, they may have plants which are as large and forward the first of May, as they would be the first of Juue if the seed were planted at the ordinary time in the open ground. As all may not know just how to make a hot bed, we will ven ture a few simple directions tor their benefit Take, or make, a good strong box w'thout top or bottom as large as you waut the bed to be. Let the ends siope to the front, which should be but half the height of the back. Have a window sash or sashes glazed, that will exactly fit the top of the frame. It should be so light as to keep the rain out. In order to make the tied, place the frame where it is to stand, having a southeastern aspect With a poiuted stick mark the ground ail around the inside of the itame. Kemovo the frame, and dig out this space about eighteen inches deep. Ttis done, replace the frame, which will rest immediately on the edge of the pit. Now procure some (resb stable manure—lion e droppings intermixed with the straw- nS is thebest-and place it in a heap near where you are making the bod. Shake every or • j I t’uM well topeices, mixing the long with the short. Let this heap stand till it ferments briskly; then turn and shake It with the fork piece-meal making a new heap of it near by. When this heap ferment?, • n J it will steam in a lew days, Itegin to make the bed by shakiii" every fork-full into the pit, suffering no lumps to go iu; and let tbe bed rise in all its parts together as much as possible. Press tbe mass down suantly with tbe fork as you proceed. When it is thus tilled to within nine inches °ll1le toP ot the front part of the frame, level it oil and let stand a day for fermentation commence. Have ou band the requisite q mutuy 01 light, rieb soil; and on the eusu o aj i eitosii this on the manure bed about T Tu\J"PU'- Put °“ tl“- ^ sash i lie. mk « Kmaia 0,1 ,wenty-lour hours, flien take them off and stir the ea„h with your hand* which are the oaf, tools to bo used thereafter in a hot-bed. The earth should bo level,’not siopin- like the glass. Tbe glass slopes in order to" meet the sun somewhat vertically, and to shed the rain. The dirt which was taken out of tlia pit should be drawn up around the outside of the frame, so that no water may lie near it, and the inside moisture may be retained. Tbe bed is now ready for seed. Sowing seed in the hot-bed. Take off tbe sashes or lights, and make little drills with your finger from the back to the front of the bed, half or three fourths of an inch deep. Make them equi distant, parallel and straight. Drop tbe seeds along tbe drill regularly and pretty thick, as they are designed for trans planting whilst sinuii and young, Cover the drills neatly, pressing the earth with a nar row strip of board upon the seeds. Write the names on little bits of shingle with a com mon lead pencil, and stick them down at the end of each row. Put on the lights. See that they tit well; and “then (says Cobbett,) look U|>on your Spring work as happilv begun.” Management of hot-beds. The main prin ciple is always to give as much air as the plants will endure; taking advantage of eveiy mild daw to remove the sashes and give the soil air, oven before the seeds begin to break ground. Give air to tbe bed every day, un less it be very cold. The usual way of giving air, is, by bits of board cut like we Iges broad at one end. and coming to a point at the oth er. Each light is lilted up, either at the back or front of the frame as the wind may be, and the wedge or tdter, as it is called, is put in to hold the sash up. Hut if more air be wanted, raise tlie lights higher, and on a fine day take them entirely off. UTkon ♦ --a .1 _ -j Hll UI>OI > C5, they will soon tell you about air; for, if they have uot enough, they will grow up long-legged, and will have small seed leaves; and indeed, if too much deprived of ai-, they will droop and die. Let them grow strong rather than tail; short stems, hroad seed leaves, very green—they are the signs of good plants and or proper management. • *• Remem ber, (says Cobbett again,) out of a thousand failures in hot-bed culture, nine hundred and ninety-nine arise from giving too little air.'1 Wittering the hot-betl. When it is necessa ry to water, take oil tbesasbes, one at a time, and water with a watermg pot that that does notponrout heavily; water just at sunset, and theu shut down the lights. The heat will rise from the fermenting bed, and the plants will grow prodigiously. Protecting the hot-bed. Should high winds or very sharp frosts set in, protect the bed with straw or moss; and if a cold northwest wind, make a small skreen ol boards or bush es ot some sort, Itussia mats, or old grass bags, or on oid carpet should be kept to cover the sashes with, iu case of hail, suow or very cold weather. Should these uot be at haud, use straw, hay or moss. The bed should contain plants of lettuce, peppergiass, radishes, tomatoes, cabbages, tur nips, peppers, cucumbers, melons, squashes, aud if you choose .several sorts ot flowers, which may be transplanted to the open ground, as soon as the weather becomes suitable. Tbaxi. I oafrra! Mb. Editor:—What is more contemptible than an liabitual loafer? He intrudes into your counting-room, office or work-shop, day after day and week after week, until he becomes a perfect bore. He meddles witli your business,, asks impertinent questions, repeats stale jokes chews or smokes tobacco, uses profane lan guage, aud seizes the daily pupers before you have had a chance to read them yourself. He will not take a hint that his presence is no® wanted, but waits for a kick, and then it is very doubtful if be leaves. Are there not ways enough for him to spend his precious, priceless time to good advantage, without dragging out this miserable existence? There are books enough to read, and if he can find no 1 tetter way, I would advise him to store his mind with useful knowledge. Some men are thrown out of business, and cannot get work immediately, but it is uot of this class that I write. I moan the “profession al loafer"; the loan that is too lazy to work and who loafs from choice ; a man that is abhorred by everybody and respected by none. It is a mystery to me how some of them ob tain a living. They have no visible means of support, yet contrive by various ways to keep out ot the work-house. I do uot wish any one to think that this piece was written expressly for him, but hope that all loafers will take warning and seek some means of improving the time that God has given them for this purpose. h. a. M. **». Francis Is the name ot a tributary of the St. John river about three hundred miles Irom its mouth. It lorms the boundary between Maine and New Brunswick Irom its mouth to Boundary Lake, a distance of thirty miles. It is nearly or quite one hundred miles by the usual route bom Presque Isle to the St. Fran cis, aud our friends who think they have reached the juinping-otf place when tiiey ar rive at our illage, will lind they a.e yet Some distance irom tiial uncertain loc ility. There are two routes by which one can reach the upper st. John. The shortest is via Ashland, tneuce over the Fish Kiver road to Fort Kent, hut tee road is usually in bad condition, and what is gaiued in distance is lost in horse flesh. The road through Caribou village to Vioiette Brook, thence up the St. John through the Madawaskaor trench settlement to Fort Kent, is much traveled aud usually in good condition. TOIL ncuk, mh; uiwoi nuiur'iiv Village III Maine, is situated at the mouth ol Fish diver, and has made hut little progress since our first visit seveu years ago. This wa-> toiiuer ly a military post, when there were tears of invasion* from eur biuenose neighbors, and Uncle bam was actually induced to build a tort and block-house,and keep a watchful eye liritiskwurd to guard against a surprise. Tho block-house still stands upon the bank of the river, hut it ts tenantless, no occasion having occurred to test its invulnerability, there was a piece of artillery left in charge of a U. S. officer as a sort of keepsake, and with which the citizens were accustomed to exhib it their patriotism on divers occasions, but awnpi'iallv <>« !ht* *iat,oual anniversary; but our jeaiuus neighbors ol Fort Fait field could not bear to witness so great a luxury eniovcd bv ether than th-mselves, and m the dead oI night stealthily captured it.e gun and brought it oil. An outrage so gross could not be silently submitted to by the good people of Fori Kent plantation, and it was leared an internecine war would be the consequence, but tlie matter was referred to a legal tribu nal and happily terminated without the loss of blood. Its contiguity to the Province ol New l.rans wick and Canada renders it an easy matter to carry on smuggling, and as rqprc or lessof this business is carried on along the entire boun dary we presume Fort Kent forms no excep tion to the rule. It is theielore deemed nec essary to protect the revenue by the appoint ment ot a collector ol customs, who, it hsdoes his dutv, lias of late has but little time to. ay his prayers. nftheSl. Francis aro Ophite the whose success in several An,frI.t".Jriug has been more than annul- and Ul|apted to agncul an average. '' an,i presenting a rugged lure, bom.-, * principal crops are hay, oats appearance, in |iay andoats finding a !‘"‘ iu > market among the lumbermen, while I? tu-lie»t forms an important item in the nm vis ion bill of the poor settlgrs along the river.—Presque Isle Pioneer. A young gentleman and young lady left a fashionable party in New York, up towu, the other evening, got into a carriage together, drove to a clergyman's residence, were mar ried. and afteiward returned and danced the German together. We presume this is a new figure.'1