PORTLAND Established June 23, 1862. Vol. 6. PORTLAND, SATURDAY THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published ©Very day, (Sunday excepted,) at No. 1 Printers’ Exchange, Commercial Street, Portland. n. A. FOSTER, Proprietor* Terms:—Eight Dollars a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at t he 8 line place ? very Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, invariably in advance. Rates of advertising.—One Inch of space,in 1 :nj»Lh oi column, constitutes a “square. $l.r»n lu-r square daily first week : ij cents per week alter; three insertions, or less, $L00; couliuu mg evei \ other day alter first week, f*0 cents. iiall square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one week. $1.00; 50 cents per week alter. Under head of “Amusements.’* $2.00 per square ],e wet k: three insertions or less, $1.50. Special Notice*,$1.25 per square lor the first in sertion, and 25 cents per square for each subsequent user'ion. Advertisement* inserted in the “Maine State Press” (which lias a large circulation iu every I>ar ot the State) for $1.00 per square tor firstiuaeruen* and50coins per square lor each subsequent ius«r l OB. BUSINESS UAKDS. C. J. SCHUMACHER, FRESCO IMIXTER. Oflce at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. G. Sclilotter beck & Co., 303 C'oiigrcNM .Si, Portland, Itlc, r_jftlJdtf One door ainne Brown. 11. M.BRE WER, (Successors to J. Smith & Co.) Rlaiiutucturer of Feather Belling. Alsu lor sale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, KIVETM and RI'Its, Hin :f»l t'ougrexN Hired. W. R. EREEMAJV & CO., Upholsterers and Manufacturers ot FUKNITURE, LOUNGES, BED-BTEADS Spring-Beds, Mattreeses, Pew Cushions, No. I C'lupp’w Block- fool ChemlaHt Street, Poi*llnud. Freeman, D. W. Deane. C. L. Quinbi. 10H u A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers iu Stoves, Ranges <£• Furnaces, Can be found iu their NEW mi THING ON 1,111 F ST., (Opposite the Mark el.) Whore they will be pleased to sec all tlioir former TUaiomers and receive orders as usual. auglTdtf n CHASE, CRAm & STURTEVANT, GENEML Commission Merchants, Wlclgcry’g AVIinrf, PORTLAND, Me. oetlGdtt IIO WARD A CLEA VES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M INK. Otllce Xo. 30 Exchange Street, Joseph Howard, jy#rt n Nothau Cleaves. M. PEARSON, Gold suid Silver Plater —AND— Manufacturer ot Silver Ware, Temple, Street, jirst doer from Concrete Street PORTLAND, ME. May lf»—illy n A. WILBUR <t~ro7, ~ 112 Tremont Street, Boston, Importers and Dealers in ... HOOFING SLATES, of ollcolors, and slating nails. Carclul attention paid to shipping._ „ ang22—6m BRADBURY & SWEAT Counsellors at Law, HI# CUIVIIBI'.W HTBRBT, Chadwick Mansion, oppoidte United Slates Hotel. Portland Maine. Bion Bradbury. nov utt 1.. t*. M. Sweat' Deering. Millikeu & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, __angill-dti' rarllsu;!, Maine. JOSEPH STORY Prnrhyu tlnrble Co. Manufacturers and Dealers in Enameled Slate Chimney Pieces,Brackets, Pier slabs, Grates and Chimney Tops. Importer and dealer iu Eng lish Floor Tiles, German ami French Flower Pots, Hanging Vases, Parian. Bisque, and Bronze Stalnetts and Busts. Glass Shades and Walnut Stands, Bohe mian ami Lava Vases ami other wares. 112 TKEMONT STREET Studio Bnildin" an -i.in i, BOSTON, Mass. SHEPLEY A STItOUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OFFICE. Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex change street. K. SUE1UEY. jyotl A. A. ST ROUT. U. W. U ODIN SON, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, ‘14 0 Congics* Hired. .Tan 4—dtf PEBCIVAL BONNEY, Counsellor mid Attorney at Law, Morion Block, Congress Street, Two Door* above Preble House, PORTLAND, ME. boyM tt' DAVIS, MESERVE,HASKELL& OQ,,* Importers and Jobbers ot J>rj/ Goods and Woolens, Arcade 18 Free Street,J P. DAVIB. ) C. n. MEKERVE, I _-IWr . l. p. itaskkll, j" PORTLAND, ME, E. CHAPMAN. |_•_ _novft’fiSdtt’ W. F. PHILLIPS A CO., Wholesale Druggists, Mo. 148 Fore Street. oct 17-dtt JOHN ft. DANA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. OO Exchange St. Dec 6—dtf BOSS it eeeA, PLASTER JO R 8, PLAIN AND UK.NAMUM AL STD000 AND MASTIO WORKERS, Oak Street, between, Congress ami Free Sts., POKTLAND, ME. Coloring. Whitening and White-Washing inompi .y attended to. Orders trow out ol town solicited. ,M;iv till s. i.. < \ i;m:ton, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 27 Market Square. Septt —(i t * n A. F. A V. 11. HASKELL, UEALEItS IN Groceries, Provisions, We*t India CnOOiIm, iVleats, Ac., AT LOWEST CASH PRICES. longre** Hi, Portland, Hie. Jan5 tin WM. W. WHIPPLE, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE, ' l'OETEASD, ME. »n«2 _ (I SMITH & CLARK, Wholesale Dealers in teas, COFFEES & SPICES, l«tl» FORE STREET, POUTLAND, Me. Ja"14 . <ltl W. W. THOMAS. Jr., Attorney and Counsellor at Law, [Chadwiok House j 249 Congress Street. •etfc-dly IT. M. PAYSOxT STOCK IMtOKClt. No. JO Exchange Street, POUTLAND ME no21dt1 1EW in I'lillM K, Attorney, and Conurellor J at Law, No. 8 (Kpps Block. j«l2t I > I KON O. V 1C It HIJLJL j (.‘ounKellor at Law, D No. 18 Free btreot . Julli Ill isi\e *s ( AI(I)N. '" WALTER COREY & CO, Manufacturers and Dealers in TUBimiBE! Looking Glasses, Mattresses, Spring J>eds9 dc. C’lapp’« It lor b, Kmuehrc Street, (Opposite Foot qf Chestnut,) Kcl.5.111'_ P< >RTLAND. •T. & C. .T. llARBOUlt, DEALKKS IN Hoyt's Fremium Patent Eivetted Oak and Hemlock Leather Melting, Lace Leather atul Hemp Hacking. Humber Helling, Niram Packing, CTolhiug, Ac., Ac. No. 8 Exchange Street, Fcblpoddu_PORTLAND, AIK. •JOHN E. DOWTJpT; Attorney and Counsellor at Law, JAITNCEY COURT, Wall Street,.New lark City. i tr* Commissioner for Alaino ami Massachusetts. Jan. 29 dtf WILLIAM A. PEAKCE, . B L IT M B E R ! MAKER OF Force Pomps and Water Closets. Warm, Cold and Nlaower ISaika, WumIi IIoivIm, Brnw and Nilrer I'laled Cock**. Every description of Water Fixture tor Dwelling Houses, Hotels and Public Buildings, Ships. etc., ar ranged and set up in the best manner, and all orders in town or country faithfully executed. Constantly oil hand Lead Pipes and Sheet Lead and Beer Pumps of all kinds. Also, Tiu UooliuB, Tin I'ouduclorM and work in that line done in the best manner. All kinds of Jobbing promptly attended to. fhO. ISO TORE ST., Portland, Me. _Jan^_ doin (TIIKIIIH.I., BROWNS & MANSON, COMMISSION MERCHANTS, POBTLANU, MAINE, —AT— janl5 lm No. a7 litilia Street, Boston. n\ 11. wood d' sox9 BROKERS, ^ *0. 178-Fore Street. J. B. HUDSON, JR., A 11 T I T . Studio Xo 301 1-2 Congress Street. Lessons given in Painting and Drawing. February 1—dtf CLOU 11MAX X STEVEXS, WHOLESALE DEALERS IN W. I. Goods and Groceries, IVo. :j Long Wharf, Foot ot Exchange St., ia26dP.w* _ PORTLAND, ME. J. DOW & SON, PORTLAND.MAINE, MANUFACTURERS OF Half Oak Crop Sole Leather, Bough and Finished '“Backs” & “Sides,” FOB BELTIXG ! Also, Roller Nkim, Wnx Brain. Split and Cull* laCRthrr. OPOrders for Lea. Belting filled on most favorable telin8» jan31dlw&wtf Kimball & Prince, No. 11 Olapp’8 Block, Congress Street, Oppo.iic 01.1 City Hall, PORTLAND, MAINE. C. Kimball. D. D. S. oclOeodtl Fred A. Prince buildinu. A ,£‘ ,,, ,?it;TVKK 4 knuixekrino, a Messrs. ANDERSON. BONNELL A CO., have luKie arrangements with Mr. STEAD, an Architect! ol established reputation, and will in iutnrecury on Architecture with their luiBiness as Engineers. Par ties intending to build are invited lo call at their oince, Mo. 306 Congress street, and examine eleva tions and plans oi churches, banks, stores, blocks ot buildings, if c. j 12 WM. H. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot of Maple Street. General Agent lor the Stale lor //. w. j o n x s > Improved Hoofing, For buildings ol all kinds. CAR and STEAM BOAT DECKING. ROOFING CEMENT, for coat ing and repairing all kinds oi roots. PRESERVA TIVE PAINT lor iron anil wood work, Metal Roofs, A'e. COMPOUND cement, for repairing leaky shingled roots. BLACK VARNISH, for Ornauen tal Iron work &c. Full descriptions, c rcular, prices, Ax. furnished by mail or on application at theoflie*. 1 where samples and testimonials can be seen, seplzdtf COOPER & MO It ST^ TAKE pleasure in informing their old 'natrons and friends that they have resumed hush .Ls their OLI. STAND, miner of Market and Mdl Jfr.'mi whefetiiey^wiH keep constantly on l-.arnltl.e S Meats, Poultry, Game, &e., ■T,!'dp.,lvnrI,'liir^rtJlfl?r'lR’ and il will bo their earnest agy.^ customers wiib promj.tness Frcpxii Language and Literature TiVOOUT BY PROF. LEON DE MONTIER, ITHiOM France; graduated in the Acadeiniede Par is Universities de France. Late Professor in the French Language aud Literature in the McGill Uni versity ami High School of Montreal. Canada East. Prof. LEON de MON TIER begs leave to say that he is prepared to give Lessons in the above impor tant braneeh of modern education, both in Schools ami private families. Classes may also be formed by gentlemen and ladies dudrous of acquiring a thor ough knowledge and the fluent speaking of the Franch Language. Prof. L. de M.’s method of tcaclung French will smooth in a great part the difficulties of beginners, whilst to more advanced pupils he will imj»urt a pro liciency of speaking, together with the pure Parisian accent, so deservedly esteemed by all well educate* 1 Itcople. Nothing shall be wanting on the part of Prof. L.de -M. to enable his pupils to make the most rapid pro gress, and by hit* exertions to speak tlie French lan guage in tlie shortest time. Applications as to the terms may bo made by letter or otherwise, at 52 Free St, or at Messrs Bailey 6c Moves Book store, Exchange st. References are kin.lly permitted by tlie following: In Portland.—Rev, L>r. Dalton, corner South and Spring Streets; Rev. E. Bolles; Dr. Fitch, 87 State Street; Dr Chadwick 295 Congress Street ; Dr. Lud wig ; C. O. Files Esq. Principal of Portland Acade my. January 10. dtf S. WINSLOW & CO.’S NEW GROCERY! HAVING moved into our new store, next door be low our old stand, and fitted it for a FIIINT CLA88 RROLERV, we beg leave to return our thanks to our numerous pat runs lor past favors, and inform them aud tlie pub lic generally, that w bile endeavorfug to maintain our reputation for .selling the best of BEEF, and all kinds of MEA1S and \ EG ETABLES, we have added to our stock a choice variety of pure groceries, aud hope by selling the best of goods * At the Lowest Cash Prices ! to merit a tair share of patronage. The same atten tion ,ia heretofore paid to orders tor Meats and Vege tables for dinners. Cart will call for orders every morning if desired. S. WINSLOW & CO. No. 28 Spring Street Market, ft. WINSLOW. C. E. PAGE. January 11. dCm HANSON# WINSbOW’S Steam Mills, Iron Foundry, -AND Plough lUanulkftory, \\’ '".lo,rm the public that we are prepar order atXrtBnet£eC*Wcf »fhVCry dif*c,JpUo“ *° 3SSS?01 WUl“'m Bo^Comi^X^Sler1,0**11"88 ‘0r Eail promptly done1*’ Joil,tl,,g’ “d Sawing 20 York «t., Mend of hnaith’N Wharf. Jan 1—<1 Oysters, Oysters! B» Ihe Barrel, Bushel, 4-nlloii or tiu.art. Fut up in kegs ami cans of all r'jzca for /■ rT^s. »>ue trade or family use. %2$) .the Telegraphnr4d Express Oflices, 1 am prepared Jo put im j.ii or dcre to the latest moment. All in want of Oysters W'lll lind the best assortment in the city. fcSrCl'oicc York Bay, Shrewsbury chorrv Qfr.n» and York ltiver constantly on hand. ' y btono» K. D. ATWOod, AiuooiTh OjHler I*ou«v, 4:l, 49 «'a-mrr SI., «*Bnland, !»«.. February 1. d2m ,_ fcilor Hale. — A SJ’TIT ofS?0*. and Block*, nenrp ^dl« Fn’™ a Schooner ol 100 tons; ap ,! !. *’ »ads, Fore and Mainsails, second hand. ,0 TuP' — _ «o. 19 & 20 Commerce Wharf. thl?offlee?rj y,‘i lu ot Job work executed at COPAUTAIE1MUIP. Copartnership Notice. fPHE undersigned have this Any formed a copart X nership uuder the tirm name of JOHNSON & DICKEY, For the purpose of carrying on the Boot, Shoe, and Rubber Bnsincss, At Johnson's okl place, No. 320 Congress Street., (head of Castco street.) JAMES M. JOHNSON, „ , WILLIAM It. ltlCKEY. Portland, Feh. 6th, 1S67. Feh7dlw Ship Stores, Produce, and Groceries. rPli E Subscribers have formed a copartnership un X dcr the firm name of Sawyer & Varney, And established themselves at No. 55 Commercial Street, Head of Burnham's wharf, for the transaction oi a General Commission Business, And are prepared to receive on Consignment, Prod uce Fifth* liunabrr. Wood. Hark,&c,, They will keep a full stock of Produce, Qro rerieft' Whip and Family Mlorcft, and will be happy to receive the patronage of their friends and the public. ABEL SAWYER, F. W. VARNEY. Portland, Jan. 28,18C7. Feb7dlw Copartnership Notice. THE copartnership heretofore existing under the tirm name of Ntevcuw, lla«kcll & C'hane, expires this day by limitation. Sto caiM Jk HohIusII are authorized to settle the affairs of the concern. J. C. STEVENS, JVI. E. HASKELL, A. E. CHASE. A copartnership has tills day been formed between the underiignud, under the firm name of MTBVBK8, ViOBD Ac I1ANKELE, for the purpose of transacting a Wholesale Boot and Shoe Bnsiuess, - AT - S.’ore No* 33 ioitauercial Street. formerly occupied by Stevens, Haskell & Chase.. J. C. STEVENS, JOHN N. LOUD, M. fi, HASKELL. Portland* Feb. 1, 1867. fob 4 d2w Copartnership Notice. AP. 1?I© KUAN hfcb this «lay retired from the • linn of M ORGAN, DYER & CO, in favol* 6f Ri M. RICHABUthOKyttml the business hereafter will be conducted under the firm name of “Richardson, Dyer & Co. ” At the ofcl stand, -,u No. 143 Comiuercial Street, Where they will continue the Ccncial Wholesale Business in W. V. Goods, Groceries, Flour and Pro* vtsious* R. M. RICHARDSON, J. W. DYER, J. E. 1LANNAFORD. Feb 2—d3m ‘ M Copsirtnersliiih MALCOI.M F. HAMMOND and FESSENDEN V. CARNEY, are admitted as partners from this date. The firm will be tin AW, HAIfOIOND A CARNEY, Ami we shall continue the Wholesale Grocery, Flour aud Provision bushiest*, at the old stand. No. 118 Commercial Street. THOMAS SHAW. Portland, Feb. 4, ls67. liu Copartnership Notice. MR. LEANDER W. FORES is admitted a partner iu our firm from this date. , ^ a BURGESS, FORES & CO. fcbldlra Copartnership Notice. THE copartnership liorctofore existing under the firm mime of GEO. T. BURROUGHS & CO., expired this day by limitation. GEO. T. BURROUGHS, H. B. MASTERS, JOHN B. HUDSON. Portland, Jan. 8, 1867. Having purchased the stock and good will of tlio late linn of GEO. T. BURROUGHS & CO., I shall continue the FURNITURE BUSINESS* at their uhl »tan<l, I.AKf CASTER HALL, and by prompt ;uu to the wants ot customers, shall endeavor to merit a continuance ot their pat ronage, which I rcspowtiully solicit chan. b. ivuittehobe. Portland, Jan. 9,1867. dtf NOTICE. THE subscriber having disposed cl his Stock in store tq Messrs Burgess, Fobes & Co., Requests all persons indebted to him to call at their Counting R oom No. Ml Coiuuiereisvl M.. Thom as Block, a nd settle. Thankful for past favors, he commands to his frieuds amd former patrons their large and well selected St< »ck oi Leads, Oils, Colors, &c. CHARLES FOBES. Portland, Jan. 2, 18C7. ,12n. Dissolution of Copartnership I^HE copartnership heretofore existing under the name oi CALVIN EDWARDS A CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. AJ1 persons liold ng bills against the firm, arc requested to present them lor payment, and those Indebted will please call and settle at 337 Congress Street. CALVIN EDWARDS. WILLIAM li. TWOJJBLY. Tlie subscriber having obtained the fine store No. 337 Congress Street,, will continue the business, and will keep constant!v on hand PIANO FOTtTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Stcinway Instrument, which he can sell at the manufacturer’s LOH I ST PRICES. Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS. OLD P14 NOS taken in exchange. nr* Orders tor tuning : and repairing promptly at tended to. H H. G. TWORBLY. November 26, 1866. dlaf RE-OPENIIG ! Tkerabwriber kbvmg purchased Ike Stock and Store lately occupied by JOHN CROCKETT & CO., NO. 11 PHESLE STREET, Will re-aD>en forbTOiness , Tuesday, Jan. ao, ?807, and will sell off tlic entire stock at greatly prices, consisting oi' NEW AND WCOND-nAND FEBMITCRE, Crockery (tmd Glass Ware, Carpeting, Par»er Hanging*, ’ Window Shades, together with n gehoral assortment of 110lTgE»FlT7£NVSIIlNQ GOODS. MR. FJEVI F. HOYT js connected wit' 1, this establishment, and will lie happy to wait .on any of his customer*! and friends wlm may favor witju a call. jan2adlm WILLIAJI I.OWEhh. A GREAT RUSH -AT I*. TA1. FROST’S, ——FOR I3AKGAINS! NO BIG PROFITS, NO DULL TRADE Out Crowds of Cnstomcr Who o» e receiving Blessings by buying Goods Cheap lRankets at Old Prices 1 Only $4,00 per pair. Fancy Shirting Flannels! OI«r. V SOc PER YARD. flood America!* Print*. 1 Shilling pr. yd. Bleached and Brown Cottons, AT UJVV PRICES! Thibet*, Shan’is, Cloakings, Heav ers, Pbpiins. Dmi Oood« o f *u ***«friplion«. WOOLEN GOODS FOR . ',FN & B0Y’S WEABI All of the above Go. *to wiU ljc °n'crwl a‘ a GREAT REDUCTION from regnlar ratos. Itoinenibor! No. 4 Ooori%T Illock. Dec 8—d&wtf KEinOVALS. CHINA TEA STORE. HAS ^REMOVED £ To the Old Stand, *|ATo. 135 Middle St., £r PORTLAND. G. C. SHAW, Proprietor. February 5—dtt it e m o v a l . JAMES O’DONNELL, Counsellor at Law, Notary Public 4k Commissioner of Dce«ln, Has removed to Clapp’s New block. COR. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, Jan 15. (Over Sawyer’s Fruit Store.) dtf R E MOV A L. ! IV. II. CLIFFORD, Counsellor at Law, And Solicitor of Patents, Has Removed to Oornar of Brown and Congress Streets, jal6 BROWN’S NEW BLOCK. dtf OUT OF THE FIRE! B. F. SMITH A SON’S New Photograph Rooms, — AT— NO. 1G MARKET SQUARE. aug20 n dtf uToTdOW NES, ' MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVE.) TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT August 30,1880. n dtt li eT movaXT THE Merchants National Bank Will remove on MONDAY, Nov. 12, to the OFFICE OF H. M. PAYSON, 32 Exchange St. oalOdtf It E M O V E D . 8TROUT & GAGE, COUNSELLORS AT LAW, liavo removed to OHku Corner Exchange and Federal Sts., Over Loring’a Drag More. S. C. KTJttOUT. H. W. GAGE. ^ dCC3l d&Wtf HOLDEN & PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 220 1-2 Congress Street, Near the Court Ilonsc. A. B. HOLDEN. bcpotfll If. CJ. PEABODY. Harris & Waterhouse, JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps and Furs. Portland, Dec. 3d 18C6. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hats, Caps, and Furs, have removed to their New Store, A'o. 12 Exchaiif/e Street, F. It. 11A UlilS. dc4tf J. E. WATERHOUSE. O. M. <£ V. w. NASH have resumed business at the head of Long Wharf, under J. W. M unger’s Insurance Office, and will be pleased to see their former customers and receive their orders as usual. July lo, 18GG. n dtt DOW A’ LIBUEY. Insurance* Agents, will bo found at No 117 Commercial, corner ot Exchange St. Home Office ol‘New York; National office of Boston; Narragansctt Office of Providence; Putnam Office of Hartford; Standard. Office of New York, lid other reliable offices, arc represented by this agency. John Dow. jy25dtf F. W. Libbcy. BVBON, UBEENOUftlllk CO~Pnr7, Hats, Capa and Robes, 1C4 Middle St,, over T. Bailey if Co. _ Jull7tt WOODMAN* TRUE A CO., Wholesale Dry Goods. No. 4 Galt Block, Commercial St. Jui 17—dll HOT1GE. H. J. LIBBY & CO., Manufacturers and Commission Merchants. Counting 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 J3 Free street, Portland. Same store with Geyer and Cal el. iyI2dtf EAGLE Ml LLS, although burned up. the Pro prietors, Messrs. L. J. Hill & Co., are now pre pared to furnish Coffees, Spices, Cream Tartar, &c, at their now place of business, No. 100 Green St. An Order Slate may be found at Messrs. Ix>w, 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. .1ull6tt H PACK ARD, Bookseller and Stationer, may be • found at No. 337 Congress St., corner of Oak St._ __ jullGtt RS. WEBSTER 4r CO., can be found at the store • ot C. K. Babb, Clapp’s Block, No. 9, where we offer a good assortment of Clothing and Furnishing Goods at low prices. jul 1G GIRTH & REED. Counsellors at Law. Morton ^ Block, Congress St. Same entrance as D. S. Ar my offices. iyl2dtf THE E ASTERN-EXPRESS €0. 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 by P. S. & P., Eastern and Bogton & Maine Road* to Boston, connecting there with Expresses to all parts of the country. For tbe convenience of our customers on Commer cial and Fore streets, an order book lor freight Calls will be kept at office of Canadiau Express Co., No. — Fore sireot. J. N. WINSLOW. Jy24 tf Jdk K. M# BAND, Attorneys and Counsellors, • No. 16 Free Street, near Middle. juL3 A 4r S. E. SPRING may be found at tbe store of Fletcher 4f Co., corner of Union and Commer cial streets. iyff tf NTATIIAN GOULD, Merchant Tailor, has removed to No. 16 Market Square, over Sweetsfr’s Apothe cary store. jylo—ti DEB LOIS At WEBB, Attorneys and C'ounNellori*, at the Boody House, corner of Congress and Chestnut streets. jy26 H_ J Maine. L. B. FOLLETTE, HOSIERY AND GLOVES, HOOP SKIRTS AND CORSETS, Ladies’ & Children’s Underflannels, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. EJT’ Comer of < ongress St. and Tolman Place. Fol. 7, 1WJ7.—dly Middle Street. NOW HEADY. 'Tenck’« Improved Window Spring, (Patented Feb. 1st, 1865.) WK are now prepared to fill orders for the above named Spring, which lias proved to be tlie best and most durable in the market. It is easily applied, and can be adjusted to suit all com mon, size sash, will work as well Bon the top as bottom sash, bolding the sash at any de sirable point. For sale at wholesale, by !). 1), SWEET * CO., (sole agents for the New England Slates,) Pawtucket, It. 1. For Sale in Portland, by KING, * DEXTER,No. 175 Feb5*l2w GREAT DISCOVERY! ROGERS’ Excelsior Pain Curer. The Best Preparation Ever Made For the following Complaints: ALL NERVOUS and NEURALGIC PAINS. PLEURISY PAINS. RHEUMATISM, TOOTHACHE, HEADACHE. EARACHE, STIFF NECK, DIPHTHERIA. SOKE THROAT ami AGUE. Also invaluable in all cases of.Sprains and Bruises. Try it and you will be sati&fled. Mannttictnrcd and sold wholesale and retail by W. W. Rogers, Hampden Comer, Maine. Sold in Portland by II. H. 1IAY & CO., w holesale and retail. ja12dCm* Store to Let. THE GOTHIC STORE on Congress Street, op posite Lafayette Street. This is one of the best stands tor the Grocery HumIuemm in tlie City, having had a large trade for the past ten years. Apply to S. L. CARLEToN, jan 1 dedtf 27 Market Square. DIVIDEND. A DIVIDEND of 10 per cent, will he paid the stockholders of the Tug Warrior at the office of J. S. Winslow, January 15th. janlOdtf J. S. WINSLOW, Agent. WN. DVKK. can be found with a new stock • of Sewing Machines, ot various kinds; silk 7 "i?*. Cotton—all kinds and colors. Needles, Oil,&e. 166Middle street, up one flight stairs. ju117eod your orders lor Job Work to Daily Pres INSURANCE N o w IS THE TIME TO INSURE! with run great Mutual Life Ins. Co., Ot New York. Cash Assets, $18,000,000. Increasing at the rate of $500,000 per month. Another Grand Dividend! VVT1LL be made on the first ot February next. M Those who insure at this time will derive the benefit of that dividend, which will add largely to the sum insured, or may be used in payment of fu ture premiums. It is the best New Year’s Gift ! A man can bestow on his family, in View of the un certainty of life. Many Policies now subsisting with this Great Company are yielding a large increase, as the following cases will show: Moot' Ain’t Am’tof Dividend Policy. Insured Prem. Pd. Additional 5J8 $3500 2252,25 $1:710,22 03$ 500 261,23 375,02 7767 8000 3699,20 48.36,87 7«6J 5000 2608,00 3217,*v4 10325 1000 .359,80 511.52 10793 3000 1066,20 1579,53 4146 1000 5.33,90 685,93 12410 1500 410,93 623,24 Many more cases with similar results and names can be furnished to those who will favor us with a call at our office. Dq not fail to examine into the advantages this €4real Company presents before insuring else where, by applying at the Agency of %V. O. UTTLU A CO., Office 79 Commercial St., Up Stairs. On-Forfeiting, Endow ment, Ten Year, and all other form of Policies are issued by this Company on more favorable advantage than b> any otherCom pany. dec27dtf STATEMEN T —OF— Lamar Fire Insurance Oom’y Of the City of New York, Jau. 1, I Mi 7. Amount of Capital all paid up in Cash... .$300,000.00 Amount of Surplus Jan. 1, 1867. 133,321.13 ASSETS. Cash on hand and in Bank. $6,506.80 Bank Stocks in the City of New York, market value. 25,500.00 46 Bond* and Mortgages, first lien on prop erty in Brooklyn and Now York, mostly dwellings worth in each case 75 to 150 per cent more than amount loaned thereon, 157,700.00 Loans on call, socured by good Stocks as collateral. 10,100,00 Bills Receivable for Premiums on Inland risks. 8,411.33 Amount with Agents. 3,495.75 Premiums in course of Collection. 4,305.82 Interest accrued but not due,. 1,039.80 City New York for overpaid tuxes on U. S. Stocks,. 5,076.63 U, S. Stocks and 7 3-10 Treasury Notes, $202,000 market value,.. 211,455.00 $433,321.13 Amount of Losses unadjusted or waiting Proofs. $10,500.00 City, ^>lnty and State of New York, ss, Edward Autliouy, President, and Isaac R. St. John, Secretary of the Lamar Fiie Insurance Cohipany ot New York, being duly sworn, do severally depose and say, that the foregoing is a true mul correct.state ment of the affiurs of said Company on the 1st day of Januftry, 1867, to the best of their knowledge and belief. EDWARD ANTHONY, Pres. ISAAC R. St. JOHN, Seet’y, Sworn to Indore U»c, Jan. 24, 1867. lilOS. L. THORNELL, Notary Public. John B, Carroll, Agent, Feb 1 CO'iow l<M) Farr Ntrcrt, ATLANTIC Mutual Insurance Company. 51 Wall 67, cor. William, NEW YORK, January, 18GC. Insurai against Marine and Inland Navi gallon Risks. Tlic who le profits ol the Company revert to the Assured, aiml are divided auunaily, upon the Premi ums termiu ated during . bw year; and tor w hicli Cer tificates aie issued, bearing interest until redeemed. The DiVkH'nd was 4ft per cent, in each ot tho years 1863-4, aud 5 • and 35 per cent, in i860. The CouipaSv lias A*wci», Over Twelve Million Dollars,viz:— United States and State of Now-Y6rk Stocks, City, Bank and other Stocks, 34,823,585 Loans secured by Stocks and otherwise, 3,330,350 Premium Notes and Bills Receivable, Real Estate. 3ond and Mortgages and other se curities, 3,650,025 United States Cold Coin, 80,460 Cash in Bank .310,550 il2,199.970 trustees: John D. Jones, Wm. Sturgis, Chivies Dennis, Henry K. Bnnert, \V. H. II. Moore, Joshua J. Henry, Henry Coit, Dennis Perkins, Wm. c. Picket pgill, Jos. Galiard, Jr., Lewis Curtis, J. Henry Burgy, Chas.H. Russell, Cornelius Grinnell, Lowell Holbrook, C. A. Hand, R. Warren Weston, B. J. Howland, Royai Phelps, Bcnj. Babcock, Caleb Bar stow, Fletcher Westray, A* P.Pillot, U«>bt. B. Minium, Jr, Wm.E. podge, Gordon W. Burnham, Geo. G. Hobson, Fred’k Chauncev, David Lane, James Low, James Bryce, Geo. S, Stephenson, Leroy M. Wiley, Wm. H. Webb. Daniels. Miller, John D. Jones, President. Charles* Dennis, Vice-President. W. U. H. Moore,2d Vice-Prest. , J. D. H ev;lett, 3d Vice-Prest. J. H. Chapman, Secretary. Applications tor Insurance with the above named Company received and forwarded bv John W. Hunger, .... „ Correspnudenl. apl4(Umeod9m&wCw Reliable Insurance ! W. D. LITTLE & Co, General Insurance Agents, Offices (for the present)at No 70 Commercial St,& 30 Market Square, (Lancaster Hall Building,) CUNT1NUE to represent the following First h4Jlass lire Companies, viz: Phoenix, Of Hartford, Ct. Merchants’, Of Hartford, Ct. City Fire, Of Hartford, Ct. North American, Of Hartford, Ct. New Kugland, Of Hartford, Ct. Atlantic, Of Providence, R. I. Atlantic Mutual, Of Exeter, N. II. And are prcpaicd to place any amount wsuitcd on Good property, at the most favorable rates. ARM AND VILLAGE Property, ami CITY DWELLINGS and Household Furniture insured for a term ol years, ou highly tavorable rates. LOSSES PROMPTLY ADJUST!.D AND PAID as heretofore, at our olfice. Every loss ol these of fices by the great lire in this City, was paid up with out any delay, difficulty or discount, (ot mole than simple interest,) to the entire saibiactiou of all the parties, to whom we are at liberty to refer. Dec. 27 dti BBMO VAL. Sparrow’s Insurance Office is this day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the new and commodious rooms NO. GO EXCHANGE STREET, IN THE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDINO, where he is now prepared to place insurance, in all its forms, and tor any amount, in companies second to ne others on the globe, and on the most favorable terms. KT* Parties preferring first class insurance, are res pectfully invited to call. November 5.1800. dtf Lg. Twoiublcy, General Insurance Broker, # would iniorm his many friends and the publ’c genenOiy that he is prepared to coat in ue the Insur ance> Busin, ss as a Broker, and canpla«e Fire, Life and Marine Insurance to «ny extent in the best Coni p'lues in the United States. All business entrusted to my c re shall be faithlu.ly attended toS Office at <J. M. l;ice’s l-apir Store, No. 183 Fore St, where orders can be left. iullGtl' SPECIAL NOTICE -OF— Life Insurance! TTAVING been appointed General Agents lor jfl Maine ot the old New England Mutual Life Ins. Co., Of Boston, Mass., being the oldest purely Mntnal Life Ins. Co. in America, we 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* The Co. is 23 years old and lias paid in Dividends *1,217,000 00 and over $2,000,000 00 in loss es ny death. It lias now a well-invested accumulated Capital of over $l,oon,ooo 00. The Co. formerly made mu paid Us dividends once in live years. A Divi 3end wifi made up in Nov. 1800, and annually thereafter, and available one year from date of Poli cy. Applications for local Agencies wifi be made to 11IJFU8 SMALL & ISON, Gen’l Agents, no21d3m Bi.ldelbrd, Me. STAGE NOTICE. CHANGE OF TIME. ON and after this dale, Stage will leave Gray daily (Sunday excepted) at 7 1-2 A. M., for Portland. Leave Portland at 3.P. M. tor Gray. The mails from Gray to Mechanic Falls and from Gray to Oxford are discontinued from this date. There wifi be two cross lines established, one from Woodman’s Station via New Gloucester, West Glou cester to No. Raymond daily. And the other from Mechanic Falls via Poland to West Poland, three times a week, both lines to connect with the noon train on the Grand Trunk from Portland. GEORGE R. KIMBALL. febldtf Notice. PERSONS cloarinR tin* ruins or discing collars can find a Rood place to deposit their rubbish on Franklin Wliarr. sept 10 dtl S. ROUNDS, Wharfinger, DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. Saturday Morning, February 9, 1867. tlcCrnckt-n. Tbe gentleman wlio owns this explosive name has not yet been discovered. Whether his patronymic is spelled with an e or an i, McCracken or McCrackiu, nobody appears to know and nobody cares. The newspapers follow their various fancies, and our fancy is for the r. Nobody is willing to take the re sponsibility of acknowledging Mr. McCracken's acquaintance. The Tribune gave currency a lew days ago to the rumor that McCracken was a relative ot Charles O’Conor, Esq., ot New York, but Mr. O’Conor repudiated the allegation with prompt emphasis. “1 know no such person,” says Mr. O’Conor iu his note to the editor of the Tribune, “I know no such person as the alleged calumuiafor of Mr. Moiley. lie is neither a relative, connec tion, nor acquaintance of mine.'’ If there is any such being as McCracken, his first name is George and his second initial is Wr. That is the way in which he signs his famous, or if anybody likes the word better his infamous letter to the President. It is fair to suppose that his- entue name is George Washington McCracken. His brothers, if ho had any, were probably denominated Napole on Bonaparte McCracken and Julius C'Msar MeCracken. Unlike his namesake, G. W. McCracken can tell a lie, pa. And such a lie! Even Seuatoi Davis, Davis of Kentucky, knew that it was a lie, an absurd, stupid lie, and in a speech of unwonted brevity and vigor de clared that Motley’s lame is too solidly found ed to be disturbed by any such matter, ex pressing the hope that this “anonymous letter” might be left to pass into oblivion and go— we really cannot consent to say to what des tination the honorable Senator consigned that letter! Mr. Davis, it will be observed, will not admit that McCracken is a name at all calls the letter “anonymous.” We published McCracken’s amiable letter yesterday. The original of this elegant docu ment is on file at the State department. If the archives of any other nation can match it, we should be glad—no, we should be very sorry to heal' of that nation. No* content with styling Mr. Motley, a man whose democratic creed shines through the glowing narative of his histories with unmistakable clearness— not content witli styling this preeminent.dem ocrat “a thorough lluukcy,” a despiser of American.deinocraey and a devoted admirer of English noblemen,McCracken declares with out reseive, that tbe New England diplomat ists are “a very indifferent set, individually and collectively.” As specimens of ibis bad lot, lie names Mr. Adams, Mr. Burlingame, and Mr. Hale. He begins his letter with the observation that he has travelled a good deal in Europe during the past year. How he hap pened to know anything about Burlingame, who is in China, he doesn’t explain. A part of his letter is based upon the information of his ifiends who went to Morocco. Mc Cracken's triends! Is it possible then to be anonymous in the second degree ? It appears so. And it is upon such authority that the President and his Prime Minister proceed to insnit a man like Mr. Motley! The most remarkable allegation in this re markable letter, is the charge brought against our consul at Genoa, Mr. Wheeler. “The con sul at Genoa,” says McCracken, “is a com mon drunkard and a disi/race to the coun try.” If Mr. McCracken had “travelled a good deal" in China, where Mr. Burlingame is to be found, he would have heard the Chi nese proverb which forbids one to name a rope before the tastily of a man who has been hanged. If he had possessed a tithe of the delicacy of the countrymen of Confucius, he would have been very chary of his allusions to drunkenness in a letter to Mr. Johnson Mr. Johnson has suffered from similar scan dal, diligently spread abroad by Democrats like McCracken, at the time of his inaugura tion as Vice President. McCracken goes on to say of Mr. Wheeler, that “when sober, he abuses the President in the hearing of every body,” which shows that he is a man ot natu rally good judgment, if lie would only let aloue It is ,'imiliating to know that a creature like this his been able by such means to pro cme tLe’^ail^ Mr- Motley. The country has been very honoi^'y represented abroad during the last half doz.'u years. All signs indicate a return to the old" regime, a seulft<* habit of sending ministers who* d°n't know French to Paris, ministers who do.^’t know Dutch to tile Hague,nay, ministers whef don’t know Fnglish to London, and McGinnises who don’t know anything everywhere. Bow the Forliiicotioa Bill wn» Killed. Between them the Committee on Appro priations and the Military Committee brought the Fortification bill in Congress to an un timely end. The bill seems to have been drawn very loosely, neither Mr. Stevens, the chairman, nor Mr. Spalding, a member, of the Appropriation Committee having any distinct notion of the estimates from the War Depart ment, which should have 9uided them in pre paring the measure. The Military Commit tee Instructed one of their number, Mr. Blaine, to supply the deficiencies of the bill by amendments to be offered in Commit tee of the whole House. This Mr. Blaine bega.n to do, beginning with the estimate for two .new works in Portland harbor. The House ihc-renp on took an alarm, rejected the amendments us fast as offered, and concluded by upsetting tie bil! itself, as the telegraph promptly informed us. The “closing scenes” are reported in the Globe as follows: Mr. Stevens—I may be mistaken, but my recollection is that the item mow proposed to be inserted is not embraced in the estimates lroni the Department * Atr. Schcnck—It is estimated for, and is one of the five items which the Committee on Military Affairs agreed to re commend. My colleague [Mr. Spalding] has satisfied Himself by examination that he was mistaken in sup posing these items - ere not estimated tor, as the gentleman trom Pennsylvania [Mr. Ste vens | can by an examination of those esti mates. i>o\v, one worn more m reply to my cot- J league. He asks if this is a scheme to appro priate money for a new system of defences. Not so; but it is to make additional detenses to those which we now have at points where additional defences are needed: to extend the present system, not to abolish it or substitute anything lor it. With this explanation of tlie manner in which these matters are prese-ntcd, the con clusions ol the War Depamirnt approving and recommending to our consecration the items asked tor, and of the action of the Com mittee on Military Attairs upon them—which was, as the gentleman mud be advised, a dis criminating action, for they rejet :ted one por tion of the recommendation and approved the other—with this explanation I am ready to submit this question to this committee. Mr. iilaine—On page 80 of the official esti mates will be Ibund this among otber items: For two additional forts for the defence of Portland harbor, #150,000. The gentleman from Ohio [Mr. Spalding) very kindly corrected the error into which he fell in that respect. Mr. Lynch—Mr. Chairman, 1 corrected the gentleman irom Ohio when he made the state ment lielore as my colleague has done now' It is evident that the gentleman had not ex-im ined the question very carefully, tor he denied on the former occasion that there were mv estimates made for these fortifications 3 1 wish simply to say, Mr. Chairman, that plans and estimates for these works were„ t > in 1801 by a board of ongineeTapSTby the Seuctaiy ot War. They found at Port tendvem b0i-tln’Uf1? ,rts—ono commenced some ten yeats since, the other two being old forti fications and entirely useless against modern vessels ot war with modem armaments. These are an inner line of fortifications, constructed lor tlie purpose ot guarding the main channel to 1 ortland harbor. Hut outside of these for tifications and outside of their range there is a high island behind which vessels can lie pro tected irom the range of tlie old fortifications and shell not only the vessels in the harbor but the city itself. The board of engineers de termined therefore that it was necessary to have other works. A large amount of money has been expended upon the old tonifications ; yet they are entirely useless against modem war vessels unless an outer line of fortifica tion8 he constructed in acconlanee with the plan teported at that time. 1 wish the House | to understand that this not a new matter ! brought forward now for the first, time. It is i a part of the system of fortifications determin ed ujion in 18*51. 151 "‘•ttimm \Vith these remarks, as the matter has al ready been tuily explained, 1 leave the lion. 1 ^ Mr. Mill—I desire to enquire ol the gentle- 1 man irom Maine |Mr. Lynch] whether he knows of any estimates having been made b\ ^ competent parties as to the entire cost of these I proposed fortifications. This proposition is to appropriate 8150,000 to begin with. Now, I would like to know what amount it is going | to take to end this matter; how much we may , expect To appropriate for this purpose before j we get tnrough. Mr. Lynch—I cannot answer Hiat question. I do not know what is to t o the entire cost of these fortifications. 1 suppose that with these, as other fortifications, tire engineer depart ment estimates the amount necessary to com mence them; and the work goes on from year to year until completed. Mr. Hill—Then, lor all this House knows, the erection of these fortifications may in volve_an expenditure of five or ten million dol lars. Mr. Lynch—I suppose that tbe engineer dc partment and the War Department assume that it is necessary to protect our cities and harbors, cost whatever it may; that they re port in lavor of such works as will lie effective for that purpose, the cost being a secondary consideration. The gentleman, I suppose w ill not take the ground that it a fortification is necessary in order to protect our coast ho ought to vote against it, even if it cost 8ln, 000,000. I submit that the only question in sncli a case as this is whether the work is ab solutely necessary; it is not a question of cost. ■*' Mr. Hill—Mr. Chairman,! desire to say in reply to the gentleman from Maine,.that I aui not disposed to he niggiu dly upon the subject of fortifications; but 1 do think thatl before gentlemen bring in In-re propositions tor tiny appropriation of hundred, of thousands ot" dollars to begin a work, it is due to this House that they should take some steps to ascertain what it will probably cost to complete tbe work. Mr. Lynch—I would inform the gentleman from Indiana [Mr. Hill] Jiat gentlemen of thi, House did not bring this matter here. It ts brought to our attention by the Government* within whose charge tills matter comes. It is not proposed by any individual member of the House, but by a committee acting on the rec ommendation of the Secretary of War. Mr. Hill—I bog leave to say that, when I spoke of “gentlemen bringing in proposi tions,” 1 did not mean to make any reflection upon the gentleman Irom Maine. L simply meant to reler to ihc persons concerned iu bringing this forward, whether members of this House or connected with any other de partment of the government. Mr. Paine—Ijwill state lot the information of the gentleman from Indiana and oilier members, that one very good reason w by no committee lias presented a statement of tbe cost of this work is that up to the present time no detailed plan and no estimate of the ex pense have been been lnai.o by the W ar De partment itself. air. niuyuuru—air. i numnan. it seems lo me tins is an inopportune time lor as lo en gage in building tonifications upon the sea coast. I presume there is less possibility 01 war now ou the part of this country or any other tlimi at any preceding period of our history. Besides, if this particular work is as important as its friends insist, let us see the magnitude of tl.e work and the ultimate ex pense so that we may judge uudcrstaniiingly. Such estimates can lie made. There is no ne cessity of passing this at once. In former short sessions, when current appropriating only extended to the first of the ensuing July, there may have been such necessity, but as the next Congtess will commence in time to pass the appropriation hills for the next fiscal year, I think we can leave this matter to be deteimiued by them. I am opposed to this whole thing, and will, at the proper time, move that the bill be laid on the table, so the whole subject may gp over to the next session. The amendment was rejected, only twenty five voting in the affirmative. Mr. Kasson next otl'ered a batch of amend ments, including appropriations of $>70,000 lor Fort Knox and $1100,000 for Fort Preble, omit ted because the Appropriation Comn^ittee were under the impression that these aDd half a dozen more partly finished works were new. Rejected. Mr. Bergen wanted an appropriation of 150,000 to drain government lands at F<5rt Ham ilton, New York, “if fox no other considera tion than the preservation of the healtli of the garrison.” Rejected. Mr. Sebenck moved three or four amend ments, which the House treated with the ut most impartiality, rejecting them all. Mr. Morrill uttered an amendment with like success. Finally, on motion of Mr. Scofield, the en acting clause ol the bill was stricken out by a vote of 58 to 40. It is now thought that the measure will not come up again in any (orm befoie the Thirty-ninth Congress. It is to be hoped that the Fortieth will have a Commit tee ou Appropriations which will consider it becoming to know something about the bills they report. The estimates of the War De partment are perhaps too large; but the coun try can neither afford to suspend work upon the fortifications already begun, nor to neglect wholly the advice of competent engineers ... ■’oard to new ones, with ro0 _ *»r MMUferent Kam. luleriuarnage , . «PJBKCH. MB. MORRIS 8 _ The debate in the Legislature ojl e ♦he ladies riage question naturally interested . ot' the Capital more thau any other U>P-'<’ the session. We have read the debates pre»" ty regularly, but we do not remember having encountered before any allusion to lire galler ies. On this occasion however, Mr. Atkinson of Emden, familiarly know n at home as Bill Kit and a very suitable spokesman for a ma jority which had nothing to say arid seemed generally aware of it, concluded his remarks with the following line peroration : Mr. Speaker, 1 do not. believe, sir, that id tli is galaxy of beauty, before us, and around us, there is a lady who would lie willing to marry a negro, mulatto, or au Indian. |Ap plause.l Nor do I believe, sir, there is a man on the floor of this House, who would not shrink from, and feel horror struck at the idea af being called grandfather by a colored child. (Continued cheering.] Mr Kit, who on a previous occasion had announced that he belonged to the picket guard of reformers, having gone to the rear in this fearfully demorr.li^fl condition, Mr. Mor ris took the floor and spoke as follows: Mr. Speaker,I have no holy horror in regard to the possibility of the intermarriage ot the races, no fear that the public or private u or als of the people will be debauched, or that any physical or mental deterioration will re sult troin such intermingling; it is simply a matter ot taste, and the only practical benefit which I can see as likely to result from the passage of this bill, is that it throws down an other of the banders to the progress of freedom and .equal tights, which have been erected and sustained by the cruel spirit, of caste and the foolish prejudice against color which exist in th's country. It is not so much the positive benefit which this bill will conler upon the colored man, as tlit moral power which it will carry witli it, saying to tocn and the world, that we are willing to yield the prejudices which have bound us in chains as strong as those which have hern upon their iimb&—tliat we are ready to welcome them to the great brother hood of man; that our sympathies are with them in their elforts to raise themselves in the scale of moral being; and that we are ready as much as in us lies to atone for the '■real wrong we have done this unfortunate race | am, jive to confess that 1 felt comparative ly but little interest iti this question, until I witnessed the proceedings in this House pend tng the motion to lay this biil upon tnc table. Hut when a Legislative body, representing the people ot a thoroughly Hepublican State, less thin two years alter the close ot‘ a protracted war that was waged tor the maintenance ot irae principles, lull by only live votes in an at tempt to deprive a member of the courtesy usually extended to ail who wish to he heard upon any subject properly before them; and when to this attempt to abridge the freedom of debate is added tlie old and stereotyped fling ot ‘‘niRger on the brain,'’ and the poor and heartless attempt at, witticism of “nigger on the heart/’ then this subject assumes an interest, an importance that did not attach it self to the original question. These expressions to which I have referred, embody the arguments which arc advanced in opposition not only to this hill, but are made equally serviceable in the whole range ol the negro question, and may be summed up under two heads, viz., “nigger” and the iuferiori y of the negio. The first is the most terse, the most com prehensive, tlie easiest stated, the best under stood, and consequently the most popular; it answers every argument and wards olf every plea; it is rung with all the changes which ignorance, imposition, cowardice,cruelty, hate and malice can invent. There is no word in the English language which seems to be so prolific m its renderings, and so unlading in its resources as this word “nigger.” Tlie second argument, the Inferiority of tlie I negro, is more f. s'lionab'e. more sentimental, more refined; it is I tetter adapted to ttic skeji- , tic of a philosophic turn of mind, ami its , theology will whitewash the basest act of in justice. Instead of attempting a direct answer to I such arguments as these, I shall speak „r their origin, the influence they have exerted and their injustice. And first, their origin. It is related of an old seaman, who made a Considerable display of tlie knowledge he had gathered iii his nu merous voyages, that he w as asked by his lit tle son, wheie the lushioiis eaun- from? His prompt reply was, from Doston; and wheie do the Jioston folks obtain them'.* From New i ork, and the New Yorkers hum Paris. And lather, where do the Paris pet pie get them'/ »»i.., Ill.:‘l1 * st;ek of knowledge was about *?ui making a desperate ellbrt. he fair less ehs'1”,1i* ,ro,u l|ie Devil. Ami with KUinoiiN wc r:,,‘ trace tli o ar r rats- I am‘T^ ,tlle ""dimn of the Tienio Devil. y’ a s 11 to *he same source, tlie lon^cont&a.t.deyl'avetxer,*a OneneHu" m.Larodlr,;anv a;,,.T,,,iS " mg the lionest conviction's of his 1,'oart' I hoy san.-tiomsi the introduction of slavery,which has been seel, a our,,, and reproach m l, nation. They were at tlie foundation of laws which establislied and regulated the tem; and they moulded the public sentiment which gave vitality to these lav.-. I their fostering core the institution flourished until it became a controlling influence in tlie affairs of the country. It made our Presi dents, appointed our Judges and Ministers to foreign lauds, aud lilted the army and navy with its creatures; lor a long time it held the conscience of tlie nation in abeyance, and when it was aroused, added teuriul interest to the struggle which followed: aud notwith standing tlie ten ihle experience of tlie past, as we look out tijMiu the troubled waters of |o-day, we see this baneful inliuence still being exerted to keep far from us that day of quietness and peace tor which our hearts so earnestly yearn. - ADspv-akuiri ia the justice of the ideas em odieu in tlie.,e uMuiuenU, we shall enter into to discussion of the equality „f ihe races, lliere are no data upon which to found snch an argument. When the nemo race have been educated and developed for a hundred veais iu succession, then ibis question can he more easily determined. We pass over the history ol ihe race in this country with all ii, teirihie wrougs dowu to Uie late civil war. That coutest was not en tered upon with any thought of doing justice to the negro; his aid was neither asked, nor accepted when ottered. Deserting to our camps, or bringing vain tble information to our generals, they were given up and returned to bondage on the demands of their haughty rebel masters. Putting down the rebellion without injuring slavery, was the great idea with which Li,: contest was for a long time waged; hut Ihe weary months ami years dragged on with their terrible loss ot lib', and exjiendituro ot treasure. There was a lem mi foreboding as to the result. The nation grew sick and taint at heart, and tlie aristoeiacy and governments ol tlie old world wore re joicing in the prospect of our speedy down lull, and only when the dire necessity was laid upon us, did we come to regard them as an ennielli in me strue, or condescend to ask their aid. It is unnecessary to rehearse to you how nobly they responded, how bravely they bore themselves in the h-ht, anlt-how ,ar they were instrumental in saving as Ironi the national destruction which seemed so im ■niueut. And in view of such a record, is it not a base injustice w hich will meet them with scorn and contempt, and deny to them ihc blessings of freedom, lor winch tliev bravely fought? 1 am in lavor of the passage of this bill, be cause l believe the principles involved have a tar wider range than tiie mere provisions of tiie bill itself, and because it will strengthen the hands of those in oilier Mates who are la boring to lice the colored race ironi ilia disa bibi.e, under which they new t a,;and because 1 believe toe safety ami exi..tenee cf our na tion, as a united wiioie, depends in u great measure 14*11 our giving the right of sutlm ;e to ttiecolored race in the late rebellious Mate's; and because there is no one thing which so hinders this, as toe restriction which the wind white makes in t.he constitutions and laws of tue Aoruiein Stales; and became our ouiy to our country and tiie world demands that our influence shad go out, s .101 ig aud unequiv ocally, in lavor 01 liberty. I.et me illustrate my meaning. About twenly years ago X read tiie statement oi an intelligent gentleman who had been travelling in tiie despotic em pire of Austria, that among the meins to which they tesorted to repress tiie desire 01 lioertv in the minds of the people, were numerous prints and engravings, illustrating scenes in Ameri can slaveiy, such as slave peus crowded with its victims, gangs of men and women chained together lor tneir march down Sou ii. tiie sundering of families, the selling ol men and women af auction, and the degrading punish ment at the whipping post Th se were tiie ideas they sought to convey to their people of the treedom of tiie liohiOst Republic in tiie world. True, these things have passed away, the shackles are broken, aud tue slave pen stands empty to-day, but here and there upon our statute books, are the relies of this old barbarism. Ret us rise above the prejudices which would retain them there, so that this uobie Republic, treed Ifom the stains of human bondage, may send lorth an influence which shall he fur the healing of the nations. —The New York Gazette relates a pretty in cident which took place at Winter Garden on Saturday evening. The immense audience was deeply interested in Jtootli’s admirable character of Shylock in the Merchant of Ven ice. The play had proceeded as far as act fourth, scene first:— Portia, Then must the Jew be merciful. Hhyluct. on \i hat compulsion nmbt IV n il me that Purti 1. The qual.tv ol mercy is not si rained; It droppeth as the genie rain from heaven Upon the place benuatb, etc. At this moment the rain of the approaching thunder shower stmek the roof of the tlieatrei and the whole uurlience burst into applause. —“Goo. Winthrop of Massachusetts and George Peabody arrived here to-day.” So says the Washington correspondent of tin- New York Tribune. We should lie very happy to see the worthyold governor, but as h. uijil in 1 1649, more than two hundred years ago. we do expect that pleasure, at least in this world. iff.. ; „ - —nking the earth, he does not Lbi I“bS“ ■" -Aneld gentleman out West, who was liv ing with his sixth wife, said there never was a woman born Who could survive a great while time* liJ her °WU Way ‘n erery°li»K “II the __ _ HEI.IGIOL'N. —A beautiful house of worship erected by the Baptist denomination in Honltou was dedicated on tbe 31#t ult. -The First Union Meeting House In Farm ington, now occupied for a Court House and Town Hall, was erected in 1803, by the united action of many of the original residents of the town. It was built upon laud given by Mr. John Cliurch, and now occupied for tho com mon, Cemetery, and adjacent streets. Rev. H. F. Miller in the Gospel Banner, says of the Dnbmpie Universalist Society of which Rev. J.W. Hanson, formerly editor olthat pap er is pastor:—'“The Dubuque Society, is in a prosperous condition.—The Sabbath school is remarkably tine and vigorous, numbering 400 pupils. The vestry has been lately enlarged, but still remains too small. The society is free from debt, the Sabbath audiences are good, and the pastor is gaining the hearts, not only ot his owu people, but of citizens outside of his park Ik" —llev. J.W. Keyes will be installed as pas tor of tbe Universalist Society i>i West Cam bridge, to-morrow evening, FebJOth. —Rev. A. 8. Gorrish, of Newport In this State, writes to the Dover Morning Hlar that a revival is evident iu that place. —It has been announced by the Atlantic Telegraph that the Russian government in tends to build a Greek church in New York f.r tho use of members of that communion who may take up their abode in tbis country. It Is a Very commendable project on the part of that groat nation, and will be accepted as a proof of tho confidence which is felt in our professions of perfect freedom in religion, and of equal and impartial protection extended over ull in the exercise of their religious rites the Russian government already has chapels at Paris and Nice. —The New York Poet has information from Rome that the American ai ms have been hoist ed on the facade of Sir. Macphcrsou's house, and the United States Legation archives trans ferred to the large room in it need by the Amer ican Episcopalian congregation, so that Dr. Ly man is no longer in danger of being ousted, as Messrs. Lewis and Williams have been. _The Methodist church of Mt. Holly in tbis State has been increased during the last con ferenceyear by the accession of thirty mem bers. . . . —Rev. D. Thompson, American missionary at Yokohama, writes that tbe year has been prosperous. Good progress has been made in learning the language, modes of thought and general character of tho people. In piopor tion as their ability to teach is improved, their opportunities of communicating instruction are increased. Dr. Hepburn liu.i kept his dis pensary in operation, with much good will of the people; but bo Is obliged now to be absent some months, at Shanghai, to print his Japan ese Dictionary. A number of promising pu pils are under instruction, and mailing good progress. The people show less distrust and hostility, and there is a probability that politi cal changes will be more favorable to foreign intercourse.