PORTLAND Established June 23, 1862. Vol. 6. PORTLAND WFDNPQH AV _ - -- - .. ~ '~7 - ' jN-bioDAl Terms Eight Dollars per annum, in advance. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published every dav, (Sunday excepted,) at No. 1 Printers’ Exchange, commercial Street:, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, PROPRIETOR Terms —Eight Dollar? a your in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the am*- nbice very Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, ovariubly in advance. Rates of advertising.—One inebol space,in euglb oi column, constitutes a “square.” $1.50 per square daily first week: 75 cents per week after; three insertions, or less, $1.00; continu um every other day alter first week, 50 cents. Halt square, throe insertions or less, 75 cents; one W'-ek, #l.ou; cents per week alter. Under head of “Amusements,” $2.O0ncr square per week; three insertions or less, $1.50. ^l-kciAL N olios*,$1.25 per square ior the first in sertion, aud 25 cents pel square for each subsequent nsertion. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State P*ES8"(wbich lius u large circulation In every I^r et the State) tor $1.00 per square tor first insertion* aud 50 cents per square tor each subsequent iuaer thm. business CARDS. H.M.BRE WEB, (Successors to J. Smith & Co.) IHanuractui-ci of Leather Belting. Also tor sale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, RIVET'S and ECUS, »eyt3dtt n 311 Cmigre** Street. W. F. FREEMAN A CO., Upholsterers and Mauuiaciiuei'a ot FUMITUEE, LOUNGES, EED-STEADS Spring-Beds, ftlattreeses, Few Cushions, No. 1 Clapp’* Block- fool Chr.lt.ul Street, Portland. W. P. Fbeeman, D. W. Deane. C. L. Quinbt. augLPti n A. N, NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers in Stoves, Ranges & Furnaces, Can be found In their NEW BULDINU UN LIME IT., (Oppositethe Market.) Where they will be pleased to see all their former ta*tumcrs and receive orders as usual. augUdtt n H. P. DEANE, Counsellor and Attorney, No. b. Clapp’* Block, Congee** St. CaP" Particular attention given to writing Wills, Contracts, Deeds and Legal Instruments, duly SI, ltGC. dtt W. H. CLIFFORD, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, —AND— SOLICITOR OF PATENTS, NO. 8 CLAPP’S BLOCK, ^ aug^dti Congress Street. CHASE, CRAM & STURTEVANT, GENERAL Commission Merchants, Wldgery’s Whurl, Pobtlawd, Me. ogtlGdtt_ HOWARD d> CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M NE. Office No. 17 Free Street, Near Middle Street. Jggfffih Howard, jyOtt n Nathan Cleaves. M. PEARSON, r~ ©old and Silver Plater —AND— Manufacturer ot Silver Ware, Temple, Street] first door from (Jongreu Street’ Jfi PORTLAND, ME. Mayymiy n ^A. WILBER & CO., 112 Tremont Street, Boston, Importers and Dealers in WELCH and A .MICHIGAN ROOFING SLATES, ! of all colors, and slatingnails. Careful attention paid I to shipping_ n aug22-Um. JADEZ C. WOODMAN, COUNPELLOE AT LAW, I Has saj-cd his Library. Office at2 2 1-2 Free street, i ib the Griffith block, third story. n J^dtr BRADBURY & SWEAT Counsellors at Law, •J4U GOftGItICM* STREET, Chadwick Mansion, opposite United States Hbtol, Portland Maine. Bion Bradbury. nov Dtt J . D. M. Sweat Deering. Milliken & Go., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, I augSl-dtf_ Portland, Maine. JOSEPH STORY I’eurhyn Marble Co. Manulacturers and Dealers in Enameled Slate ! Chimney Pieces, Brackets, Pier Slabs, Grates j aiul Chimney Tops. Importer and dealer in Eng- 1 Ush Floor Tiles, German and French Flower* Puts, ! Hanging Vubcs, Parian, Bisque, and Bronze Statuett3 and Busts. Glass Shades and Walnut Stands, Bohe mian and Lava Vases and oilier wares. 112 XltEMuN T STREET Studio Buiiding _augg—tta_n_BpST0N, Mass. SHEPLEY & STROUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, S OFFICE. Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex- 1 change street. o. F. SHEPLEY. jyutl A- A. STROtTT. J. T. SMALL & CoT^ Wholesale and Retail dealers in Groceries and Provisions !; Ugliest ca9h prices paid for Country Produce. Kr Consij'iimeuta receive prompt attention. dseRlliu_ ^ NO 14 LltlC ITRKCTi PEKC1VAL BONNEY, Connseilor anti Attorney at Law, Morion Blocl,, Congress Street, Two Door, above Preble House, PORTLAND, ME. U0V19 DAVIS.. MESERVE, HASKELL & 00., Importers and Jobbers ot Dry Goods and Woolens, Arcade 18 Free Street,] r. DAY1S, L. ?: HffiES PORTLAND, MB E. chapman._ nov9’65dtf D. CLARKE & CO. ~ can lie found AT 29 MARKET SQUARE, CXDER LANCASTER n.tLL. Boots and Shoes for Sale Cheau. \ JylO dtt - rr. f. Phillips <e co7, ' Wholesale Diiiggi§ts, No. 148 Fore Street. oct 17-dtt CH AS. J. SCHUMACHER, FRESCO PAINTER. At present to be found at Ills residence 244 CUMBERLAND, . head of mechanic street. JlSOtt_ JOHN W, a ANA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St. Doc C-^dtf i JROSS & FEES Y, PLASTERERS, PLAIN and ornamental STUOOO AND MASTIO WOftEEES, Oak Street, between, Congress and Free St*., PORTLAND, ME. Coloring. Whitening anil White-Washing ,.rompt y attondiTi to. Ordars trom out ol town solicited. Mii^-22—ittl S. L. CARLETON, attorney at law, 2? Market] Square. s«pt at—dtt_ n A. E. £ C. II. HASKELL, DEALERS IN Groceries, Provisions, Wen India Good*. iWcoit. Ac., AT LOWEST CASH PRICES 3§4 Coi*|>re«s Portland, 91c. jan3 'dti WM. W. WHIPPLE, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MAEKET SQUAEE, PORTLAND, MR, pug3 t* BUISNESS CARDS. W. w. THOMAS. Jr., Attorney and Counsellor at Law, [Chadwick Hocse,] ocuj-diy*49 VonfJrcss street. J. bThudson, jb., ARTIST, 27 Market Square, \ .ug21dSai__PORTLAND, ME. IF. H. WOOD if soy, BROKERS, *j7 u °‘ -Fore Street. McCOBB it KIJfGSBUKY. Counsellors at Law, OFFICE OVER H. H. HAY’S Junction of ffroo & Middlo Street 9. n. 31. PAY sow, STOCK BROKER. No. 30 Exchange Street, PORTLAND, ME.' no21dlf — cor A ItTIV EltSlllP. Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the name of Small, Davis & Pomeroy, Successors to Messrs. Merrill Bros. & CdBiing. late Msrrill & Small, In tlie Wholesale Fancy Goods Business, over Davis, Mesorve, Haskell & Co., 18 Free Street. CHAS. SMALL, SA-M’L G. DAVIS, W. Y. POMEROY. Portland, Jan 1st, 18C7._jaSd4w Dissolution of Copartnership. rpHE copartnership heretofore existing between KUIEBY A BIKYHAll, is this day disolved by mutual consent. Either of the late partners Is authorized to use the firm name in liquidation. SAMUEL RUMEliY, _JaodJw GEO. BURNHAM, JB. ( Dissolution of Copartnership, THE Copartnership bore toil re existing under the the name of In B. & W. A. GRAHAM, Is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All ac counts of the late hem will be settled by L. B. GRA HAM, at 100 OBEEN STREET. L. B. GRAHAM, W. A. GRAHAM. The subscriber will continuo the Iron Foundry Business at the Shoe recently occupied by L. B. £ W. A. GRAHAM, UK) GREEN STREET. L. B. GRAHAM. January’ 4—dlw NOTICE. THE subscriber having disposed ot his Stock in store to Messrs Burgess, Fobcs&'Co., Bequests all persons indobted to him to call at their Counting Room No. HO Commercial felt.. Thom as Block, and settle. Thankful for past lhvors, he commends to bis friends and former patrons their large and well selected Stock oi Leads, Oils, Colors, &c. CHARLES FORES. Portland. Jan. 2, 1867. il2n. Copartnership Notice. MB. 1BA J. Batchki.fr is admitted a partner in our firm, and also the firm of Portland Pack ing Company from this date. DAVflS, BAXTER & CO. Portland, Jan. 1,1867. dim tJ^Star please copy. Dissolution. BY mutual consent Stephen H. Cumming’s inter est in our huo eeascB on and after this date. The business will be continued by ibe remaining partners under the name and style of T. H. WESTON & CO. Jan. 1, 1867. Jan7dlw Copartnership. THE undersigned bare this day associated them selves together under the lirm name of FICKETT & DRAY, • to do a * Paint, Oil and Varnish Business in all its branches at 1ST FOBE STREET. JEROME B. PICKETT, Jan. 1,1867—tf WILLIAM GRAY. Copartnership Notice nHHE undersigns l have formed a copartnership un A der the name of JONES & WILLEY, and will continue the BOOT AND SHOE BUSINESS at the old stand of B. II. Jones, No. Ill Federal ^Street. B. H. JONES, Portland, Dec. 26, 1866. J. L. WILLEY. We shall contlnuo the BOOT AND SHOE BUSI NESS in all its branches, and hope by strict attention to business to merit and receive a liberal share of the public patronage. Custom work tor both ladies and gentlemen made j to order from the best of material and by the best of ] workmen, and warranted in every particular. Be- j pairing neatly done at short notice. JONE* & WILLEY. Persons indebted to me are requested 10 make im mediate payment, as, owing to the change in my busi ness, all my old accounts must be settled bv the first of January. B. H. JONES. dcc27 dtf 13 issolutiou. THE firm heretofore existing under the name of STANWOOD <£ DODGE, Is this day dissolved by mutual consent. FERDINAND DODGE, Continues the Produce and Fancy Grooery Business, At his NEW STAND, No* lO Nlarket (Street* .jar Accounts of the late firm to be settled ai No 10 Market street. dcl<f Dissolution of Copartnership * _______ THE copartnership heretofore existing under the name of CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All persons holtf- t ng bills against tbe firm, are requested to present I them tor payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at 337 Congress Street. CALVIN EDWABDS. WILLIAM G. TWOMBffY. The subscriber Having obtained the fine store No. 337 Congress Street, wifi continue the business, and will keep constantly on Laud PIANO FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which he can sell at the manufacturer’s LOWEST PRICES. Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS. OLD PIANOS taken in exchange. B3P* Orders for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. Wifi. G. TWORBLV. November 26,1866. dtf Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this day formed a co p:irtncrshp under the style and firm of Morgan, Dyer & Co., And have purchased of Messrs. LORD & CRAW FORD their Stock and .'ease of store No. 143 Commercial Street, For the purpose of transacting a general wholesale business in IF. I. Goods, Groceries, Flour and Provisions, _ Wf 'Consignments of Cooperage. Lumber. Country Produce, solicited, and shall receive personal and prompt attention. A. p. MOltUAN. d. w. m'fcj,:, „„„ „„. „ j. e. hakEaford. Po t end, Sept 10, lR«i. sep25dtl r C 33'p,.,*'nKI<4ST11> havo formed a Co X partnership lor the purpose of transacting a Clothing find Famishing Goods business, under the firm of robinson & knight, At 488 CONGRESS NTBekt. O’NEIL W. ROBINSON STEPHEN D. KNIGHT* Portland, Dec. 8,1888. ait Dissolution of Copartnership. \T OTICE 19 hereby given that the partnership late XT ly existing between Chas. F. Davis and Albert Stephenson, both otDcor Isle, Maine,under the name and style of DAVIS Nr CO, Green’s Landing, Maine, was dissolved December twelfth, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six, by mutual consent. All demands due said partnership, and all demands on said partnership, as shown by their books, will bo settled by Richards, Adams & Co, or their represen tatives. Witness our hands and Seals this fourteenth dav of December, A. D. 1806. ’ Signod, CHARLES F. DAVIS, rarrr i ALBERT STEPHENSON, [seal ] Signed, Elipiraiet F. Davis, Wm. 11. Folsom. The Urm will continue under the name and style of Charles F. Davis & Co., to whom all demands should be paid. Signed, CHARLES F. DAVIS & CO Dec 21—dlaw3w To Let. Lrlck Store, three stories, No. 8* Union street. Apply to J*34* ST. JOHN SMITH, REMOVALS. REMOVAL. ! EVANS &. :PUTNAM | have removed to the Cor. of Federal and Exchange Sts., Over IiOrlag’a Apothecary Store. Ilec31__d2w_ REMOVED. S T R O U T & GAGE, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, have removed to Office Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over Loring’a Drug Store. B. 0. STKOPT. U. W. GAGE. ___dtwtl OUT OF THE FIRE l B. F. SMITH & SON’S New Photograph Rooms, —AT— NO. 16 MARKET SQUARE. aug20 _n dcf G. G. DOWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, BAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT August 80, 1800. n dtt REMOVAL! the Merchants National iBank \ Will remove on MONDAY, Nov. 12, to the OFFICE OF H. M. PAYSON, 3S3 Exchange St. oolOdtf__ HOLDEN & PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 2291-2 Congress Street, Neal' the Court House. A. B- HOLDEN. gep5tfh H. C. PEABODY. Harris & Waterhouse, JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps ami Furs. Portland, Dec. Sd 1800. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealer, j In lima, Caps, and Furs, have aemovud to their New Store, No. 12 Exchange Street, F. R. HARRIS. de4tf J. E. WATERHOUSE. ^ REM O V A L ! HEARD BROTHERS, HAVE removed trom iheir old stand, No 205 Fore sireot, to No. 1 Franklin Street, Between Fore and Commercial, next door to Rum cry and Burnham's Packing House, where they will continue the BOTTLING BUSINESS in all its branches. Country orders promptly attended to. Dec 22—d2w ANDERSON AND CO.’S~ HOOP SKIRT ARB OORSET STORE, is removed to 328 Congress St., opposite Mechanics* Hall.nJylodtt O. 31. & D. W. NASH have resumed business at the head of Long Wharf, under J. W. Hunger’s Insurance Office, and will be pleased to see their former customers and receive their orders as usual. July 10,1866. n dtt DOW 3c LIBBET. ■Haurnnce Agents, will be found at No fl7 Commercial, corner of Exchange St. Home Office of New York; National Office ot Boston, Karragansett Office oi Providence; Putnam Office of Hartford; Standard Office of New York, and'oiher reliable offices, are represented by this agency. John Dow. Jy25dtl F. W. Libbey. YRON, GREENOdOH A CO., Furs, Hats, Caps and Robes, 1G4 Middle St„ over T. Bafjgyfr Co.__juli7tf WOODMAN. TRUE Sc CO., Wholesale Dry Goods, No. 4 Galt Block, Commercial St. Jul 17—dtt JJOTICE! H. J. LIBBY & CO., Manufacturers and Commission Merchants. Countin'! Room over First National Bank, No. 23 Free street, second story._iyll tf J AMBROSE MERRILL. Dealer in • Watches, Jewelry, Masonic Regalia, and Mili tary Goods, No 13 Free street, Portland. Same store with Geyer and caiei. lyJ2dtf EAGLE MILLS* although burned up. the Pro prietors, Messrs. L. J. Hill & Co., are now pre pared to furnish Coffees, Spices, Cream Tartar, &c, at their new place of business, No. 100 Green St. An Order Slate inny be found at Messrs. Low, Plummer & Co’s, No 83 Commercial St, and at Mr C. M. Rice’s Paper Warehouse, No. 185 Fore Street. All orders promptly attended to. Goods at the lowest prices. ju!16tt H PACKARD, Bookseller and Stationer, may be • found at No. 337 Congress St., corner of Oak 9t. _Juliet! RS. WEBSTER if CO., can be toimd at the store • ol C K. Babb, Clapp’s Block, No. 9, where wc oiler a good assortment or Clothing and Furnishing Goods at low prices. jul 16 my offices. iyl2d$f llTbeaBy to commence again. C. ML. & B. T. PLUMM ER White and Blacksmiths, having re built on the old site, No. 12 Union St, would be pleas ed to answer all orders tor Iron Railings, Doors, Window Shutters, Gratings, &c. Particular attention paid to Gas and Steam fitting. THE EASTERN EX PREMN CO. are now permanently located at No. 21 Free street, and , prepared to do Express Business over all the Rail road and Steamboat routes In the State, and West I by P. S. & P., Eastern and Boston & Maine Roads i to Boston, connecting there with Expresses to all parts of tne country. For tho convenience ol our customers on Comroer clal and Fore streets, an order book lor freight Calls will be kept at office of Canadian Express Co.. Ni. — Fore street. J. N. WINSLOW. Jy24 tf Jft E. M. RAND, Attorneys and Counsellors, ♦ No. 16 Free Street, near Middle. juLS DYE HOCNE—NOTICE—Persons hav ng left orders at 101 Exchange street, cau now find them at 324 Congress street, opposite Meehan os’ Hall, where we shall continue our business in ah Us various branches and at lower rates. fc^^Ladieb’Dresses dyed for $1,00. All other ar ticles dyed at equally low rates, jul U6mH. BURKE. A ^ S. E. SPRING may be found at the store ol Fletcher if Co., corner of Union and Commer cial streets. iyll tt ■M-ATHA N' GOtfaLD, Merchant Tailor, has removed to No. 1C Market Square, over Sweetsii’s Apothe eary store. jylO—tf BOOTS, Shoe*, HbIh anil Clothing. Benj. Fogg may be found readv to wait on customers at No. 4 Moulton street, foot Exchange. Jul20 . iCarn 200 M. imported ana domestic Cigars tor sale by C. C. MITCHELL & SON, Jull3tf 178 Fore Street. WH. OYER. can be found with a now stock \ • of Sewing Machines, of various kinds: Silk ! Twist. Cotton—all kinds and colors, Needles, Oil, &c. 166Middle street, up one flight stairs. jull7eod DERAaOIM & WEBB, Attorney** and CounMellorw, at th • Boody House,-corner oi Congr- ss and Chestnut streets. jyi>6 $ioo. $100 WAR CLAIM OFFICE. Patterson &. OhacTbourne, Morton Block, 2 doors above Preble House. THE new Bounties, under the law approved Julj 28th, 186(5, Increase of Pensions, Arrears of Pay. Prize Money, and all other claims against the Uov» eminent, collected at short notice. The necessary blanks have been received, and claim ants should tile their claims promptly. Fbank G. Pattebson, late Lieut. 6th. Me. Vote. Paul Chadboubne, late MaJ. 1st Me. Cav. Oct 18-dtf n Oysters, Oysters. THIS day received a splendid lot Virginia Oysters, and for sale at$1.60i»er gallon, solid; ItiP'All orders by mail or express promptly attend* ed*to. Oysters delivered in any part of the city. 11. FREEMAN & CO., dec22dlm 101 Federal Street. Portable Steam Engines, S0MB1NING the Maximum of efficiency, dura bility and ccommy with the minimum or weight price. They are widely and tavorably known, more than ttOO being In use. All warranted satis factory, or no sale. Descriptive circulars sent on application. Address J. C. HOADLGVA CO. Lawrence, Mass. Nov. 6. 1866 3md. GKAND ANNUAL SALE -OF CORSETS. We .hall, on Monday, December 17 th, commence onr yearly U|c cf COB8ETS, To Continue Thirty Days / —AT A— Very Lai’ge Discount FROM FORMER PRICES. Our present stock of Corsets, comprises a jreat va riety In both style and finish. L. B. FOLLETTE, 831 CONGRESS STREET, 381 _Cor. Tolman Place. dcljdlui *tfi* of Job work neatly executed at INSUKANCfc IV O W IS THE TIME TO INSURE! WITH THE GREAT Mutual Life Ins. Co., Of Now York. Cash Assets, $18,000,000. Increasing at the rate of $300,000 per ■laatb. Another Grand Dividend t WILL be made ou tbe first oi February next. Those who insure at this time will derive the benefit of that dividend, which will add largely to the sum injured, or may be used in payment of fu ture premiums. It is tbe best New Year’s OifiL ! A man can bestow on his family, hi view of the un certainty of Hie. Many Policies now subsisting with this Groat Company ore yielding a labue increase, as tho following casus will show: No of Ain't Am’t of Dividend Policy. Insured Prom. Pd. Additional 618 *3500 2252,26 *2710,22 630 600 261,23 375,02 7767 8000 3699,20 4836,87 7862 6000 2008,00 3217,84 10326 1000 359,80 544.62 10793 3000 1066,20 1679,63 4146 1000 633,90 686,93 12410 1600 410,03 623,24 C Many more eases with similar results and names can be furnished to those who will fhror us with a cad at our office. xtsr Do not lad to examine Into the advantages this Great Company presents before Insuring else where, by applying at the Agency of W. D. LITTLE Hr CO., Office 79 Commercial SC, Up Stairs. tyNou-Fortoiting, Endowment, Ten Year, and all other tone of Policies are issued by this Company on more ffivorable advantage than by any othcrCom panij_Uec27dit Reliable Insurance ! W. D. LITTLE & Co, General Insurance Agents, Offices (for the present)at No 79 Commercial St,& 30 Market Square, (Lancaster Hall Building,) £oUow1n< Fi"‘ Of Hartford, Ct. Here hauls', Of Hartford, Ct. City Fire, Of Hartford, Ct. North American, Of Hartford, Ct. New England, Of Hartford,Ct. Atlantic, Of Providence, B. I. Atlantic mutual, Of Exeter, IV. H. Anil are prepared to piece any amount wanted on wood property, at the most favorable rates. ^C^'FAiiMAND ViLLAUE Property, and CITY DWELLINGS and Household Furniture iusured lor a term of years, on highly tavo.able rates. L- SSLs PKOMPTLY ADJUSTED AND PAID as heretofore, at our oitlce. Every loss ol these of fices by the great lire in this Cttv, was paid up with out any delay, difficulty or discount, (ol more than simple interest,) to the entire satisfaction of all the parties, to whom we are at liberty to refer. Dec. 27 dtf_ SPECIAL NOTICE V —OF— Life Insurance! TTAVLNG been appointed General Agents for jJL Maine of the old New England Mutual Life Ins. Co., Of Boston, Moss., being the oldest purely Mutual Life I us. Co. in America, wo wish fifty good, active agents to work in the different cities and villages throughout the State. None need apply unless good reference can be give. Xlie Co. is Z'i years old and has paid in Dividends $1,217,000 00 and over $2,000,000 00 m loss es by death. It has now a well-invested accumulated Capital oi over $4,000,000 00. The Co. formerlv made tnd paid its dividends once in live years. A Divi ieiid will be made up In Nov. i860, and annually thereafter, and available on© year from dale of Poli cy. Applications ter local Agencies will be made to RUfOS SMALL & SUN, Gen'l Agents, no21d3m__Biddefbrd, Me. SECURITY. pOKDENSEP STATEMENT ot tlia Con 8-2 dltiou ot tlia SECURITY INSURANCE COMEANT of Nkw Youk, on the first day of November, I860, made to the Staff of Maine, pursuant to tbe Statute of that State. NAME AND LOCATION. The name of tbie Company tv the Security In surance Company, incorporated in 1856, and lo cated in the city ot New York. CAPITAL. Tile capital of said Company actually paid up In oavh is - - - - $1,000,Ouo 00 The surplus on the first day ot November, 186fi. - - - - - $451,384 68 _L_ Total amount of capital and surplus, $1,461,381 58 ASSETS. Cash Items, t - - e $315,308 42 United Stales Bonds, ... 285,707.50 State, County and City Bonds. - lol.tjpo 00 Bonds and Mortgages, - 498,184 00 Inter, st accrued, bur not due, - - 18.254 70 Unpaid Premiums, - 64.047 78 Special Loans, and all other Proporty, - 146,672 93 $1,430,085 33 LIABILITIES. Ain’t ef Losses adjusted, and due and unpaid, none. “ ** incurred, and in process of adjustment, - $166,831 43 All other existing claims against the Com . 36.729 04 Total amount of Losses, Claims and Liabil .$208,560 47 Sta :e of New York, 1 _ City and County oi New York,) A. F. Hastings, President, and Frank W. Ballard Secretary, of the Security In sum nee Company, being severally and duly sworn, depose and say, and each lor himself, that toe foregoing is a true, lull and correct statement oi the ahau s of the said Cor poration, and that they are the above described of ficers thereof. Sworn to before me, Nov 13,1866. TIIOS. L. THOR NELL, Notary Public. _ A w A. F. HASTINGS, President. FRANK W. BALLARD, Secretary. Loring, Stackpole & Co, Agts, Office No. 117 Commercial St„ dc20-cod8w I'OBTLAND. marine Insurance —ON— Ships, Barques, Brigs and Schooners l —BY— Ocean Mutual Insurance Comp’y, T NEW BEDFORD. Pacific Mutual Insurance Comp’y, NEW BEDFORD. Aggregate Capital, $580,161,17 No extra charge for Cargoes Grain In Bulk, Coal, Salt. Iron. Copper Ore, Marble or Slate coastwise. We shall be pleased to secure a share of public patronage. Office 166 Fore Street, Portland. J. W. MUKOEB & SON. octC.eodSm n removal. Sparrow’s Insurance Office is this day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the new and commodious rooms NO. 66 EXCHANGE STREET, IN TI1E CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where he is now prepared to place insurance, in ali its forms, and for any amount, in companies second to no others on the globe, and on the most iavorable terms. Parties preferring first class insurance, are res pectftilly invited to call. November 5, I860, dtf Ocean Insurance Company. Annual Meeting. THE Stockholders of the Ocenn Immrnnce Company, arc hereby notified to meet at the Olllce of said Company, on Monday the 7th day of January, A. D. 1887, at 3 o’clock P. M„ tor the pur pose of choosing Seven Directors for the ensuing year ami lor the transaction of any other business which may then be legally acted upon. «£0. A. WRIGHT, See’y. Portland, Deo. 11,18GG, dec 12 did LS. Twomblff, Geneial Insurance Broker, • would iniorm his many friends and the publ'c generally that he Is prepared to continue the Insur ance Business as a Broker, and can place Fire, Life and Marine Insurance to any extent In the best Com panies In the United Stales. All business entrusted to my c re shall bo laithfu.ly attended to. Offlce at C. M. Rice’s Paper Store, No. 188 Forest, whore orders can be left. iullGtf FARMERS OWNERS OFLTVE STOCK, The Hartford Live Stock Ins. Co., Cash Assets, - - - $170,000 All Paid in ana Securely Invested, Is now prepared to issue Polices ou HORSES, CATTLE, and LIVE STOCK ol all kinds, against DEATH oi THEFT at moderate rates ol Premium. Farmers and Owners of .Valuable Horace, Stable-keeper, and other., Now have an opportunity to In ore with a sound and reliable company, against lost by FIRE, DISEASE, or ACCIDENTAL CAUSES, and trom THIEVES.
POLICIES ISSUED BY W. JO. LITTLE & CO., G^peral Agents, At Office. No. 79 Commercial Street, And In Lancaster Hall Bonding, Market Square, PORTLAND. j^CanvMiCT. and Sub-Agents Wanted, INSURANCE. ATLANTIC Mutual Insurance Company. 51 Wall St, cor. William, NEW YORK, Janeaby, ISM. Insures against Mabuse and Inland Navi gation Risks. Tlie whole profits ol the Companr rcvort to the Assured, and are divided annually, upon the Premi ums terminated during ihe year; and lor which Cer tificates are issued, hearing interest until redeemed. The Dividend was 10 per cent, in each ol the rear. | 1860-4, anil 5, and 35 per ceut. in lEOg. Tim Company has Asset., Over Twelve i Milliou Dollar**Vizi United States and State of New-York Stocks. Citv. Bank and other Stocks, $4 Loans secured by Stocks and otherwMe 3*330*350 Premium Notes and Bills Receivable, Real * ’ Estate, Bond and Mortgages and other se curities, a 660.025 United States Gold Coin, 80 460 Cash In Bonk ’ 113,199,970 TB0ST8X8: John D. done., Wm. Sturgis, Umales Dennis, Henry K. Bogert, W. H. H. Moore, Josfitia J. Honry, Henry Colt, Dennis Perkins, C. Pickersgili, Jos. Gallard, Jr., Lewis Curti9, J. Honrv Butky Chas. 1L Bussell, Coraegus Orinneb, Lowell Holbrook, C. A. Hand R. Warren Weston, B. J. Howland, Boyal Phelps, Be Babcock, <7“4Lb.B,¥f*tuw’ ElUcher Westray, 4; P-1'U1,0'', Boht.1®. Mlntnru, Jr, Dodge, Um donW.Burnham, Geo. G. Hobjou, Fred’k Cliauncey, David Lane, James Low, James Jkyce. Geo. S. Stephenson, Leroy M. Wiley, Wm. H. Webb. Daniel S. Miller, John D. Jones, President. Charles Dennis, Vice-President. IV. H. H. Moore, 2d Vice-Preat. , „ J* T>. Hewlett, 3d Vlce-Prest. J. H. Chapman, Secretary. Applications lor Insurance with the above named Company received and forwarded by John W. Manser, .... . Correspondent. apl4dlmcod9miw6w BUILDING. L UMBER, Wholesale and Retail. BOARDS, Plank, Shingles andSeunlingofali sizes constantly on hand. Building material sawed to order. ISAAC DYER. anglltfNo.lij Union Wharf. Cireat lndu.cem.enUH FOR PARTIES W’SHING TO BUILD. fflHE subscribers offer for bale a large quantity 01 JL desirable building lats in the West End of the city, lying on Vaughan, Pine, Neal, Carlton. Thomas, West, Emory, Cushman, Lewis, Bramhall, Monu ment, Danfort It, Orange and Salem Streets. They will sell on a credit of from one to ten years, U desire a ov tne purchasers. Prom parties who build immediately, no cjsh payments required, j Apply at the office oi the subscribers, where full particulars may be obtained. J.B. BROWN & SONS. Portland, May 3, 1805. ma 5tf BCBITECTIIHE & ENCIYtEKlNO. Messrs. ANDERSON. BONN ELL ir 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 lo call at their I office, No, 306 Congress street, and examine eleva tions and plans or churches, bank9, stores, blocks of \ buildings, <yc, j 12 ; WM. M. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Maple Street. General Agent tor the State tor H . IF . JOHNS * Improved Roofing, For buildings ol all kinds. CAR and STEAM- ! BOAT DECKING. ROOFING CEMENT, for coat ing and repairing all kinds oi rods. PRESERVA TIVE PAINT tor iron and wood work, Metal Roofs, See. COMPOUND CEMENT, tor repairing leaky shingled roots. BLACK VARNISH, (or Ornamen tal Iron work AC. Full descriptions, c rcular, pricee, «ftc. furnished by mail or on application at the office, where samples and testimonials can be seen, seplldtf ^m^mmmm■■ COAL ! COAL ! Coal for Ranges, Furnaces, —aN'd— PARLOR STOVES, At Low Hates for Cash. A small lot of NICE BLACKSMITH’S COAL. 1«0 TOWS LITHE LEHIGH. Also a lot of DRY SLAB WOOD, sawed in store length, delivered in any part of the city, at $8 per cord. PERKINS, JACKSON ft CO., High Street Wharf, 302 Commercial, I janhltf Foht of High street. BLANK E TJS STILL CHEAPER! YOU CAN BUY A LARGE SIZED All Wool Blanket ! -FOB $4,00 Per Pair, -AT— P. M. FROST’S, SO. 4 DEEBISO BLOCK, dc22dti CONGRESS STREET. RECONSTRUCTED t _ i THOS. G. LORING, APOTHECARY, is pleased to inform the citizens of Portland and vi cinity that, haring been purified by fire, he has now opened a NEW AND ELEGANT DRUG STORE on the OLD STAND, and turnisbed the same with a choice selection ot Brags, medicines and Chemicals, Toilet and Fancy Goods, Fine imported Per fumery, Trasses, Shoulder Braces, Elastic Hose, -Knee Caps, Cratches, See., dee., in great variety. We extend a cordial Invitation to all onr lVtends to “ take a walk among the ruins" and ses us. Cor, Exchange and Federal Streets. jan2 dtf SHORT & TORINO, Booksellers & Stationers, 31 Free, Corner Center Streets, Have on hand a full supply ol Law, School, Miscellaneous and Blank Books. STATIONERY OF Al>I> KINDS, Cash, Post Office and Envelope Oases, Let* ter Praises, Pen Baoks, &c. We have just retrieved from New York a full supply ol PAPER HANGINGS, New patterns anil Choice Styles. DRAWING PAPER OF ALL SIZES. Give us a call. Short & I.oring. 31 Free, Comer Center Stree Jysntt__ BLANO HARD’S Improvement on Steam Boilers! ON some boilers 700 de<*s. of hoat is thrown away, making a loss or 1-3 the fuel. The question is olten askStl how can this be saved. Mr Blanchard has invented a boiler that takes perlcct control ol all the heat and makes it do duty in the engine. TMinis very simple in its construction; after the engine Is In motion the smoke pipe Is closed tight, and the waste heat carried through heaters, heating the steam to shy temperature desired; the remainder carried through the water heater, using up all the waste heat but 200degs.; the heat being reduced so low there can be no danger of setting tires by sparks throwfi from engines, which will aud much value to this invention, besides the saving 1-3 the tuel. For partieulars inquire ol WM. WILLARD, Corner of Commercial Wharf and Commercial St. Feb 21—dly JOHN KINSMAN DEALER IN GAN FIXTURES —AT— 25 Union St., PORTLAND. Aug 20 dtl New Store, 349 Congress Street, (Up Stairs.) H. W. SIMONTON& CO., HAVE opened a Ladies' Furnishing Store, con taining a good assortment ot Hoop Skirts, Corsets, (jndcr Clothing, Merino Toils, Collan, Cnhs, Worsted and Fancy Goods. French Stamping Done to Order. 349 Congress Street, (Up Stairs.) IKJtlHdtf, DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. Wednesday Morning, January 9, 1867. Impartial SufTragr. The Portland Press advocates an educational suffrage. We would have no objection to this if any way could be found ot oflsetting the millians of voters in the South who cannot read or writc.and who, it is considered are not to be disfranchised, but are to continue to exercise the privilege of voting, while none are to be enfranchised, but those who can read and write. We do not see anything impartial about that. What wc want, is to give a perfect equality to all men. We are not particular how this shall be attained; but we do not want one man to have any privileges that another in the same cir cumstances is debarred from. We presume the Press docs not advocate the policy of dis franchising those who bave always voted, because they cannot read or write. If not, then you will have three or four millions vot ing at the South, while the black man must wait untill be has learned whet the white man never would learn. This is not impartial. — Machine Republican. The Republican has here presented very clearly and forcibly the strongest argument which can be urged against the requirement of an educational qualification for Southern voters. The Republican docs not object to an educational qualification on general grounds, but claims that in this particular instance, its operation would be unequal. The claim is strictly just. The requirement of such a qual ification at the South would exclude from the polls large numbers of negroes, who have been forbidden to learn the alphabet. Nobody se riously proposes to disfranchise men who have ever exercised tie electoral ptiviiege, even though these men, through their own neglect, are incapable of reading the Constitution which defines the government they partially* control. The proposed requirement thus ex cludes certain men for no fault of their own ana aamits otners notwithstanding their fault. What makes the matter still worse Is, that It excludes many of our friends and admits many ot our Ute enemies on these unequal terms.-— The objection Is very grave, and we have no wish to understate it. If we were legislating only lor next year, or for the next five years, the objection would be fatal. The operation of the requirement will necessarily be unequal at first. But we are not legislating for the present only. We are laying the foundations of a great and endur ing empire ot the people. It is necessary to begin right. If a moderate educational test may fairly, nay, must in common prudence, be required, as prooi of a man’s fitness to help govern us all, when can we begin to apply it better than now ? Time will correct its ine quality. To all candidates for the privilege of participating in the government, the condition will apply impartially. Those who are tempo rarily excluded will rapidly fit themselves for the franchise. We do not expect the millen nium until several years after the latest date as yet fixed by the Miilerite prophets; the millen nium will not pethaps come by reading and writing alone; yet the diffusion of popular ed ucation, of the elementary knowledge which renders a man accessible to argument, which enables him to learn something of what is said on both sides ol the questions upon which he Is called to act, assuredly wiU furnish the best assurance ol future peace and prosperity, tor this country; and no one measure will con tribute more powerfully to this end than the requirement of an educational qualification for voting. Whenever such a requirement Is made, a temporary inequality will result. But the inequality arises from what may perhaps he esteemed too gieat leniency towards ignor ant voters already enrolled, and furnishes no excuse for extending the same leniency to oth ers. If the principle is right, we have now an opportunity such as will never return, to em body it in our institutions. It is to be hoped that Congress will not allow that opportunity to pass. Of the Representatives and Senators from Maine, only two have yet had occasion to speak on this subject. Mr. Morrill has mi™-. ground in favor of an educational test. Mr# Pike has taken ground against it. Neither had occasion to elaborately discuss the mat ter. Mr. Pike, if one may judge by his casual remarks, docs not fully appprehend the posi tion of his friends who would have all voters read and write. “Let the negro,” he says; “have the same rights as the white man, and be subject to the same disabilities.” Certainly; that Is precisely what we want. Mr. Pike continues, “If men all over the country may safely be trusted with the ballot when It Is In white hands, I know of no reason to appre hend danger when it is in colored hands.”_ But we do not believe the ballot may be sately trusted In the hands of large masses of whites or blacks, unless the alphabet goes with it._ We have seen the poor whites of the South manipulated by the cotton lords for years—the North always divided by the wholesome con flict of diverse opinions, the South always voting in solid column in the lnteiest of a single class. Politically the South Is a unit to day. We must have an educated South before we can expect to see men there as here Intel ligently acting with the two great parties which society naturally developes. Conserva tism has controlled the South. Conservatism, unbalanced by a party of progress, ha9 led the South to destruction and imperilled the safe ty of the nation. The votes ot the ignorant Southern population contributed to bring on the rebellion, which their muskets sustained. We cannot aflord to run that risk again. The Meveaueal Ter Impeachment Representative Ashisy’s resolution, pub lished yesterday morning, would probably have taken the country by surprise, if it had not been heralded in all the newspapers a day or two beforehand. ▲ searching investiga tion of the President’s official conduct is what the country expects. Congress has already appointed committees to report upon those incidents of his administration which have seemed especially objectionable. It would have been well to wait for those reports before proceeding to consider what shall he done provided the result of the authorized inquiries corresponds to the popular impression. Mr. Ashley, perhaps for the sake of identifying his name with the movement, has chosen to anticipate the reports, and the House, not choosing to be put in a false position by re jecting lrfs resolution, has instructed the Ju diciary Committee to inquire whether the President deserves impeachment. That Com mittee will probably wait at least for the fur ther information which is expected from the New Orleans Committee and from Mr. Pike's Special Committee be tore taking any definite action. Our Water Power.—We publish this j morning another valuable article from Mr. j Wells, touching the advantages to be de- j rived from the proposed survey of the manu facturing waters of the State. We behave the weighty considerations presented in these articles will not be without Influence upon the Legislature. If the subject suffers at all in Mr. Wells’s bands, it is because, through fear of becoming tedious, he has condensed too much the abundant materials at bis com mand. The Press and Gen. Shepley.—Tester day’s Argus publishes the following contribu- ' tion without comment: The attack of the Press unon Shepley for his ■ opposition, both practical and in theory, to the Maine Law, gave that gentleman the fatal blow I in bis nght for the Attorney Generalship: and Col. Frye of Lewiston is elected upon the platform which the General could not cousist enlv occupy. • As this squib misrepresents facts, we have a right to complain of the Argus tor lending it- ! ■elf to such a purpose. The Press did not at- i tack Gen. Shepley. We published a commu nication opposing his election on account of his opinions in this respect, but we expressly disavowed any sympathy with that opposition. For the publication of that communication, the Press is responsible. If the Argus chooses to say the publication was ill-judged, we might ! think it worth while to reply, or might not; ; but it has no right to hold ns responsible for i opinions which we have distinctly disavowed, nor to allow anybody else to. man> on board a steamor at Hew Madrid, Mo., on Saturday, shot a fellow Ehm*n§° th dLd°ther pa8S*n*er* **turn »hot The Hydrographic Sturvey. ~ Mb. Editob:—1The Hydrographic Survey of the manufacturing waters of our State, pro posed in my last communication to your col umns, has received emphatic and weighty endorsement in the message of our newly in augurated chief magistrate, and is therefore fairly before the people and their representa tives for discussion and action. There are one or two points connected with the proposed enterprise which I wish to pie sent in corroboration of, or in addition to, any suggestions already made, which are impor tant to be borne in mind by our legislators, to whom, by the recommendation of the Gov ernor, this whole affair is now made a matter ot concern. In the first place, any real or supposed fail ure oi the Geological Survey, conducted at the Slate s expense, to render economical re turns for money outlaid, which failure, even if it be actual, may be only temporary, should not be allowed to throw discredit at the out set upon this undertaking. Casting out the word "survey,” there is really no parallel be tween the two enterprises. The geological survey might be very properly denominated a hunt, an exploration. Its object was to as certain whether any valuable and available deposits ot metals, minerals, ores, building stone of unique quality, etc., were hid from general knowledge, anywhere in our domain. From the first there was on uncertainty whether anything of importance would be found; and it may be, that for practical pur poses for some time to come, nothing has been found; though oftbislamnot persuaded.— But the object ol the proposed hydrographic survey is not to hunt up water-power, not to ascertain by exploration whether we really have any water power or not. Its object is to define the locations of, ascertain the amount of, determine the practical availability, pre cisely and definitely, of an actually existing ag gregate of power, which we know at the out set, in a general way, to be equivalent to the working capacity of hundreds of thousands ol able-bodied men. We have the treasure— that we are sure of; we only want to learn everything about it necessary lor its develop ment and utilization; everything necessary to its intelligent and authoritative advertisement to the world. In the second place, it is to be remembered that any development of our resources in the direction proposed, is of to permanent and in destructible a character as practically to be for all coming time. If we open up vast tracts of primeval forest growth to the lumbermen, presently the wealth which a hundred years have produced is exhausted. New regions ol agricultural productiveness, likewise, soon fiul of their virgin fertility. Mines and quarries also give out sooner or later, or are worked at constantly augmenting expense. Bat a wa terfall once turned to account, will, save the exceptional and temporary interruptions of repairs, extraordinary dearth or overplus of water, work on for ages. In particular, as I showed in a former allele, the waterpower of this State is, for several reasons, singularly permanent and constant, and its constancy Is dependent upon great geographical conditions, as, for example, proximity to Newfoundland and its vapors, low temperature in summer and consequent small evaporation, lake con nections, etc.; and is not dependent upon lo cal circumstances, mere conditions of surface as to cultivation, forests, ot any causes which can be atlected seriously by human agency. So long as the Gulf Stream runs, and the White Mountains with their outlying ridges stand at their present altitudes, our water power will not fail, and can suiter no material abatement. In the third place, the cost of the enterprise upto the extent required, at least at present, will not be great. The surrey will not be obliged to concern itself with the narigable portions of our rivers, and indeed that portion of the work has already been done, or is in process of doing, by t^ U.S. government. Its sphere of labor will be across that breadth of declivity lying between the line of naviga ble waters, on the one side, and that, on the other, where the manufacturing volume of oui rivers becomes dispersed in a complex system of divarication and embranchment amongst our mountain ravines, or is merged in lakes. Only those points in the water shed referred to need be specially examined at which it is obvious from casual inspection considerable power is available; and throughout, only the more Important conditions need be careftilly determined, those of merely scientific Interest being passed over. There is a special reason why we can with propriety venture to expend a little money iu developing, or attempting to develope, the physical resources of our State, In the laet that as regards special efiort we arc doing so little tor our intellectual or educational ad vancement This is a statement which it af fords one no satisfaction to make, but which is warranted by the facts. Wejaave a Nor mal School, an excellent institution under hard-working management, but it is not ade quately endowed; not by any means put upon a good working basis. We have a State Su perintendent of Education. But we give him nothing to wotk with; no institutes, no con ventions, no assistants; and we lay instruc- i tions for labor upon him, which hall a dozen men could hardly fulfil over this large S'ate, The money which we withhold, doubtless from a persuasion of the necessity of so doing, from outlay in the direction of onr intellec tual development, we shall perhaps be willing to lay out upon a promising chance of great ' material advancement. None of the ftrods need go out of the State. We have engineers In our midst, Anderson, Wilde, etc., entirely competent te conduct the survey, to digest Its results, and to put them upon paper iu au at tractive and effective form. The cost of one first-class railway locomotive judiciously ex pended, would undoubtedly carry the work along to a stage more or less closely approxi mating conclusion, and to a point where Its results might legitimately be expected to become largely fruitful. It should be remembered, in the fourth place, in reference lo (he survey of our State ! water-power, that manufacturing proper, that is to say, working the raw materials of nature ! by the aid of the forces of nature, has but 1 made a beginning in this country. The enor mous population now coming forward to oc cupy the great fertile valley of the Mississippi, ; will require an amount of manufacturing in dustry of which we now have little concep tion. A very large proportion ol this work can be and doubtless will be done withiu our national limits. Legislation, if not the nat ural course of labor, will doubtless determine this to be the result The labor in question wiU be done in part by steam and in part by water-power; by the latter always, where practicable, when great amounts of power are required, and operations are to be carried on on a grand scale; because it is the cheap est Now where shall this work be done ? Where can it l»e done to the best advantage? Where, in other words, is the best, the most constant and accessible water-power? This survey will demonstrate and put beyond doubt and cavil, that the power is here,—here in Maine; a fact we are well assured of our selves, but which, as matters stand, we can not convince others of, and especially capital ists, who act only upon definite knowledge, and whom it is chiefly important to convince. I say, that of the immense amount of manu facturing labor to be done in this country in the years to come, or rather the part of it to be done by water-power, we here in Maine ought to have and can have the lion’s share and can hold it against the coal-mines of Pennsylvania or the vast bituminous deposits of the central valley, and hold it because run ning water Is cheaper than coal. To bring this point out more clearly, of our ! relatively advantageous position as regards manufacturing, requires, fifthly, that referenee be made to our condition in respect to other important branches of labor. Our climate is such that proper agricultural work can be pros ecuted not over four and a half months out of the year, and lor nearly as many months out of-door avocations of any sort arc not comfort ably conducted, even If there are any to con duct. Our people, therefore, have, or are lia ble to have, as a whole, a large arnotmt of time on their hands, which they cannot turn to | profitable account. Now ail this accrues to j our advantage in a manufacturing directior. From a population thus circumstanced, work ers iu mills and factories can always bo drawn m ubundance, workers of liist-iale quality, j and all the more valuable because less liable to e drawn off to other avocations. Maine fUruuhes » very great number of their be t ojara ves to the manufacturing establish " i* i ° 1 e *SeW EnS,atu* States, besides 8 a °°Mlderabk- Pa« of her own de JPt- a ^ proportion of her avadable force in this direction is put to act ual use. As a people we are driven from the i eXclu3,ve Prosecution of agricultural or other OUt-oMoor home industries, by a similar ne | cessity to that which has compelled the Swiss j to watch-making and other small handicrafts The Swiss have little cultivated land; they have no mineral wealth, or other natural re sources. Accordingly they have betaken them selves to an employment in which their dtsa bilities are least feit, and in which their eyos ami hands can enter into an equal contest with the eyes and hands of the rest ot the world. It is in virtue of a correspondent ne cessity that shoemaking is coming to be prosc euted.to such extent amongst us, and machine sewing, and other in-door crafts. Now we are not pinched down to the bare work of our hands, like the Swiss, because we have, in ad dition to our land and lumber, these magnifi cent streams traversing our domain, which are able to do ten-fold the work all our pr es ent human population now do, il they are suffered to have a chance. W hen we have invested, or are about in vesting, scores of thousands of dollars In our experiments for the furtherance ot agriculture, shall we hesitate at ifTew thousands on an ex periment in behalf of manufacturing/ Lastly, taking everything into the account, what other State can compete with us iu lira line of effort in debate / Take, tor example, that one of the Southern States whose nat ural capabilities for mauulacturing are by tar the largest, ami are really quite unusual, namely, Georgia. In point of slope, number ot streams, aggregate volume ol' rainfall, walei tails, acu perhaps some other points, Georgia is frilly on a par with us. llut, on the other hand, she has no lakes, serving as vast reservoirs of supply; we have them by hundreds, and already in connection with our rivers. Our rain-tall is more evenly distrib uted through the year, and in particular our evaporation in summer is far less; and by consequence our streams for a double reason are more constant, as well os relatively to the amount of rain more - olutninous. The Geor gian can work on his land ten months of the year, and the high temperatures associated with bis abundant rain supplies, invite to agricultural labor, and abundantly reward it when conducted with skill. Our growth sea son is but little over hall' as long, and our ag gregtae of production not much above the same proportion, upon land of equally good quality equally well tilled. Who, theu, can »niosecute manufacturing labors to relatively the best advantage, the Georgian or the citi zen oi Maine ? Who has the strongest in ducements to enter into these labors, and stand by them? Who can with the greatest tacility compact his populations along the water-courses In villages and cities, wherever cataracts set water-wlieeU in motion ? Mr. Editor, your correspondent has urged this at probably an annoying length. He begs leave to say that in whatever he has said, lie has no private “axe to grind,” or personal purposes to accomplish. He has no land, no water-power, and no capacity to take part hi the proposed survey. He hopes only that our legislators may be able to see the matter in the same light as hirosell, and may as wise men devise liberal things. W. Well*. -——---- • VARIETIES. —Braxton Bragg is in New Orleans, for the first time since the “late unpleasantness.” The King of Prussia is the only monarch In Europe that knows his Bis. —The oldest living actor, according to the Boston Post is “Superfluous Lags, the veteran on the stage.” —The distance to be traversed by the Rus sian American and the New East India Tele graph lines may be estimated from the toilow ing figures: From San Francisco to New Westminiater the line is 800 miles; from New Westminister to Frazer and Simpson Iiivers, 800 miles; from there to Behring’s Straits, 1,200 miles; from thence to the Amoor, 2,500 miles; from Aaioor to Kyachta, 25,00i miles; to Pekin, 800 miles; Elen-siag 70 miles; Shanghai, 600 miles; Hong Kong, 850 miles giving a total distance from San Francisco to China and New York ot 25,000 miles! Most of the material for the construction of the line is already on the grouud, and plentifril supplies of timber are procurable on the route. —The celebrated preacher, Pere Hyacinths, U at present giving a course of lectures at Notre Dame, in Paris. He is described as a fine looking man, of about forty years of age, handsome features, an acquiline nose, some what foil and sensual lips, and a well square t chin. He presents an imposing appearancei the pulpit, attired in the costume ot his orde —a dress of coarse brown woolen and hood an capote of white, naked feet and sandals, closely shaven head, with the exception of the short fringe of hair, which just stops short at the temples. —A wag suggests that a good way to get rid of the national debt would be to let Congress steal it —Tho fire-bells in Montreal gave notice of the new year by striking 18G7. —Philadelphia used 10,614,405 gallons of water last year. A crusty bachelor objects to chamber maids because they use more hair oli than any six men. —The "soft note of the pistol" is heard er er and anon in Texas. —A Dacotah fellow says “the Indians and half-breeds out here, can’t toll one greenback from another, so all our ones are tens." —The Boston Bulletin says, “There is a bashful bachelor who dares not meet ladies in the streets. He says they wear so many bugles on their dresses that he fears overtures from them. J. O. B. Ja—By Miles O’Rkily. Och, Jim ayic! you’re done the ihrick our chord oc manhood strikin; An’ now you stand before the laud Our young and laurel d Viking. An’ itsn’t becai.se you won the race An’ bate all them other hollow, But Staunch and three to your hardy crew Vou (l’dn’t say “go" hut “tullow !’* No men would you ask to face a task u That vou dodged from vour wealthy station, 19 Wtt,i the part that lr s touched theheurt, Of this great Yankee Nation. —N. Y. Citizen. p —The New Orleans Commercial praises Thad Stevens, and says it impossible the South has been as much mistaken in him as in Johnson, and that "we may find him n better friend than gome who bid higher for our influence.” —A story is told of a soldier who, about one hundred and fifty years ago, was frozen in Si beria. The last expression he made was, “It is ex—.” He then froze as stiff as marble. In the summer of 1860 some French physicians found him, alter having lain frozen for one hundred and fifty years. They gradually thawed him, and upon animation being re stored he concluded his sentence with “ceed ingly cold.” —The amenities of politic* in Nevada are rather peculiar. On Thanksgiving day Mr. Winters, late Democratic candidate lor Gov ernor, got boozy and announced his ability aud willingness to whip any Black Republican, whereupon he was soundly thrashed by State Comptroller Nightingill. —“The state of Count Bismark's health,” says the Union, “whatever may be said to tbe contrary, occasions serious uneasiuess. Our own information states that four medical men of the first eminence met in consultation at Berlin three days back. Were the malady not of a grave character, such an appeal to the greatest medical celebrities of Berlin and Vi enna would certainly not have been made.” —A man named Londerback, of Cincinnati, having announced that his wile had left his bed and board, etc., and warned all persona against trusting her on his account, that spirt ed female replies through the newspapers that she had kept him in bed and board ever since they were marr ed, that be couldn’t get him self trusted, let alone anybody else on his ac count, and that he didn’t even buy his own shirts, hut wore her old undergarments slight ly modified. So bg wasn’t such a shiitK sg fallow after all,