12 Mart 1867 Tarihli Portland Daily Press Gazetesi Sayfa 1

12 Mart 1867 tarihli Portland Daily Press Gazetesi Sayfa 1
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_ Tom# Eight Dollars per annum, in advance THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS Is published everyday, (Sunday excepted,) at No. 1 Printers* Exchange, Commercial Street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, Proprietor. 1 EKMS:—Eight Dollars a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is publishedat the same place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, Invariably in advance. Rates ok ADVEBTi*iMo.—one hu h of space,In length ot column, constitutes a “equate.” $1.50 per square daily find week: 75 cents per week alter; three insertjoins or less, $1.00; continu ing every other day after first week, 50 cents. Halt S4(uare, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one week, $l.no; 50cents per week after. I nder head <»i “ Am* semknt.s," $2.00 uer square ]>er week; three inse rtions or less. $1.50. SPKciAt NoTirKH,$1.25 per square tortile lirst in Hertion, and 25 cents pel square for cadi subsequent insertion. Advertisements inserted in the ‘‘M aine State Pit ess” (which has a large circulation in every par ol the State)for $1.09 per square for lit si insertion* and59cents per square for each subsequent iuscr tou. BUSINESS CARDS. C. J. SCHUMACHER, F It ESCO P AIM TER. Oflce at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. G. Sclilotter beck & Co., :iO:< CougrcMB Ml, Portland, IWc, ial-’dtt One door above Brown. II. M . Ji It E WEB, (Successors to J. Smith & Co.) Manatariurer of l.caihcr llclliug. Alsu lor sale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, RIVETS and BUBS, Bf|.l3dtt u SI I |!«y»r™. Hire.!. W. F. FllEEMAN & CO., Upholsterers and Manufacturers ot FUMITURE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Spring-Beds, Mattresses, Pew Cushions, No. 1 Clapp’n Block- fool €he»>luiit Street, Portland. Freeman, D. W. Deane. C. L. Quinby. _ _____ tt n A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers iu Stoves, Ranqes & Furnaces, Can be found in their NEW BUILmiRj ON M1VIE NT., (Opjmsite the Market. Where they will be pleased to see all their former customers and receive orders as usual. auglidtf n CHASE, GRAIfl k STURTEVAMT, GENERAL Commission Merchants, W lilgory’H Whurl. HORTLAND, MS. octlCdtl HOWARD tC- CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M . INF.. Office No. 30 Exchange Street, dosepli Howard, jySti n Nathan Cleaves. M. PEARSON, Gold and Silver Plater —AND— Manufacturer ot Silver Ware, Temple Street, Jirst door from Congress Street POBTLAND, ME. May 19—<11 y n DBS. PEIRCE & FERNALD, UEJVTISTS, no. 173 middle ntrekt. C. N. Peirce. S. C. Fernald. February 21. dtf Deering, Milliken & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL STREET, ang31<Mf (*orllniid, Maine. SHEPLEY & STROUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OFFICE. Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex change street. c.. r. SHEPLEY. jyitt.t A. A. STROUT. R. W. ROBINSON, Counsnllor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, 2 4 9 CongrrNN Street. Jan 4—dtf PEBOIVAL BONNEY, (Counsellor and Attorney at Law, Morton Bloch, Congress Street, Two Doom above Preble IIoum-, PORTLAND, ME. uovl9 tf DAVIS, MESERVE, HASKELL & 00.. Importers and Jobbers of Dry Goods and Woolens, \ reside 18 Free Street,) F. DAVIS, l;."; HASKELL.’ PORTLAND, MR, R. CHAPMAN. * llOV9*G5dtf W. F. CHILLIES 4 CO., Wholesale Drn^isb, No. 148 Fore Street, ocl 17-dll JOHN W. DANA, (lounsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St. Doc 6—fit I ROSS & PEMNY, PLAHT E R K 118, PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL STU000 AND MASTIU WORKERS, Oak Street, belweou, Congress and Free Sts., PORTLAND, MB. Coloring, Whitcniagand White-Washing prompi . y attended to. Orders Horn out oi town solicited. May 22—dll JOHN E. DOWi .Jr., Attorney and Counsellor at Law, JAUNCKY COURT, Wall Xlrirl, ----- New York City. BSP’ComniisHioncr for Maine and Massachusetts. Jml 9$ dt t WM. W. WHIPPLE, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE PORTLAND, ME. ang2 tt SMITH A CLARK, Wholesale Dealers in TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, im» FORE STREET, PORTLAND, Me. Pianll - dH w. W. THOMOL Jr.. Attorney and Counsellor at Law, [Chadwick Hodse,] Congress Street. nct6-dly A. G. SCU LOTTE It BECK A CO. Apothecaries & Chemists, 303 ('ongriss St, one door above Brown, FOBTLAND, DIE. Compounding Physicians Prescriptions I» one ol our Specialities. Usintr Preparations of onr own niaimufaclure, we are able to vouch lor their purity. We also keep on hand a lull supply of LUBIN’S EXTRACTS, POWDER and SOAP. FANCY GOODS, Toilet Articles, Heed’s Liquid Dye Colors, Wil-on’s Herbs. Marsh’s Celebrated Trusses and Superiors, Patent Medicines, Hair Restorers, Ci gars Tobacco, ArtiMtM* IffatrrialN, Ar., Ac. Jan 12—dim « Y. UOD8DOX, <: I loop Skirt Mtinnfactiirer, DEALER IN English, French and American Corsets, Fancy Goods AND LACES, HOSIERY, GLOVES, And all kind* of TRIMMINGS and Dress Buttons. Han. 1-Knit Gcrum Worst*,tGanuonU mtuie to order. BTV noon skirts made to order ipt N®. <»CI«t|»|>*« Bloc k, CONGltKSS sfltFET tebl3_PORTLAND, MK dtt WRIGHT d> CLARK, FRESCO PAINTERS, In Oil ami Distemper Colors. Also Hoiirc and Sign Painters, Morton Block, two doors above Preble House, Portland, Me. a BTWe are prepared to design and execute every description of Wall and Ceiling Decorations, for Churches. Public Buildings, Private Residence*,Halls, &c. Gilding and Embossing on Glass. Every de scription of Wood finishe* 1 in Wax and Oil Filling, and iu Varnish or French Polish. jal9d3in KUISNCNS CARD*. x. F. liHOWX, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in i Lubricating and Illuminating O I 1j m . 200 FOREST., FOOT OF PLVM, ••OHTliAND, itIF. Office of Statu Ksbayor. i Portland, Me., March 5, ISti7, f Tin's is to certify that I have this day tested a bum • ing iluid or oil, with reference to its liability lo ex i plosion. The oil was introduced into a test tube, the j tube parti\ i miners: d in water and heat was applied. The water was raised to the boiling point, and tlm 1 heat was continued until the temperature of the oil in the tube was 207 deg. Fahrenheit. Flame was ap plied to the mouth ot the tub**, but there was not sutiicient evolution of vapor to take lire. From the test I should regard the oil in ipiostinn as perfectly safe for household use. when employed with ordinary care. Signed, II. T. CUM MINUS, hiuihLM-wUh Asaayer. TYT.ER, I.AMJl A- CO.. Manufacturers of and Dealers in Leather and Findings, have removed to 37 & 39 . UNION STREET, (former place of himinea* previous to fire.) where with improved facilities for manufacturing, they feel confident that they can make it an object to the trade to tavor them with their patronage. Portland. March 1, ls«7. meh5dliu SMITH A LOVt/IT, Manufacturers of Hyatt’s Patent Sidewalk Light, iron Fronts for Buildings, Iron Door* and Vault*, Iron Mhutfer*, lIoiMliu» Machine*, and Builder*’ Iron W ork €«eucrally, 57 Devonshire Street, Hoston. AMMl SMITH, febSMSm* JOSEPH LOVETT. COLLI XS, JiLISS <t CO., PRODUCE Com m issi on Merck ants. Agent* for the Nonpareil French Bnano. 1^'CaRli advances made on consignments. ‘^.*{.‘1 Ntate Ntreet, and l.'IO Ventral Ntreet, Feh. 25. BOSTON. 3m Charles P. Mattocks, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, BWI1UV HIM mi:, COR. CONGRESS AND CHESTNUT STREETS, fell 11(1 tf POBTLAND. WALTEE COREY & CO, Manufacturers and Dealers in FURWITIJRE! Looking (Hasses, Mattresses, Spring Beds, A c. Clapp'd Block, Kcuucbcc Street, (Opposite Foot of Chestnut.,) Feb5dtf__POUT LA ND. GEO. S. NUTTING, Counsellor at Law, —AND— Solicitor of Patents, No. 113 Federal Street, teblMlm_PORTLAND. Me. U lLlilAM A. PLUtCE, P U M 13 P P ! MAKER OF Force Pumps and Water Closets, Warm, Col«l anti Nliower Bnthft, Wnsh UowIn, Kraus anti Silver IMnlnl Cockn. Every description of W ater Fixture for Dwelling Houses, Hotels aud Public Buildings, Ships. etc., ar ranged and set up in the best manner, and all orders in town or country faithfully executed. Constantly on hand Lead Pipes and Sheet Lead and Beer Pumps of all kinds. Ai >, 't in Honfinu, Tin t'oailurfcr* avl wmk in thai line done in the best manner, fi ^ All kinds of Jobbing promptly attended to. NO. ISO FOBE ST., Portland, Me. __ d:;m ir. it. wood «c sox, BROKERS, So. ITS-Fore Street. *yi ii J. B. HUDSON, JR, v\ t* rr r s t . Studio Xo .301 1-2 Congress Street. Lf^'Lessons given in Painting and Drawing. February 1—citf //. M. PAY SOX, STOCK BROKER. No. 30 Excliauye Street, PORTLAND ME U021JI GOIJJJAP1) & HASKELL, LAWYERS, WO. 1<» I'KKi: STREET, PORTLAND, |P£r Particular attention given to Bankruptcy ap plications and proceedings under the new Bankrupt act of Congress. 0. W. GODDARD. T. U. HASKELL. Portland, March 5,1867. mcli6titf McCOBB & KINGSBURY, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, have removed to the office o< eupied by them Ik> fore the lire, in JOSE BLOClt, No. 38 Exchange Street, mcliSeodlm* Opposite ihr Post Oflicr. •T. A: C. J. IJAUI501JIJ, DEALERS IN Hoyt's Premium Patent Rivetted Oak and Hemlock Leather Belting, Lace /.rather and Hemp Baching. Uiibher ICell iu^, Ham-, Hlrnui Pnckiim, Clothing, Ac., Ac. No. 8 Exchange bti-ect, FcbTeoilCm POBTLAND, ME. r-r-'. Kimball A: Prince, DentiNts. No. 11 Olapp’s Block, Congress Btreet, Opposite Old t-ily Hall, PORTLAND. MAINE. C. Kimball, D. D. S. oclOeodif Fred A. Prineo Ik'W 1“ FIEUEK, Attorney, and Oonusollor J at Iaw, No. 8 Clapps Block. julgl DEKIiOIN A’ W EltK, Attorney* and C«nuM‘llorM, at tin- Boody House, corner ot Congress and Chestnut streets. jy2d kiiildi^;. TO BUILDERS. I PERSONS wishing tor Spruce Dimension Frames tor early Spring business, will do well to leave their orders at nuee with WTKVICNW A ItlF.ltKILL, at. their Ltunlx r Whari, Commercial Street, near loot of Maple Street, where ran always bo found a large Stock ol Pine, Spruce, Walnut, chest nut and Butternut Luuiix i . Clapboards, shingles, LaHis, &c., &y. Also—Doors, Blinds, Window Frames and Window Sashes, glazed and unglazed, at lowest prices. CJr Remember—STEVENS & MERRILL, fob 11 <l2ni ALU III lil ICC I A KNUINKEKINii. Messrs. ANDERSON. BONNELL * CO., have made a i lodgement s with All'. STEAD, an Architect ol . slabJislted reputation, and will in future carry on Architecture w ith t heir business as Engineer . Par ties intending to build are invited to call at theii office, No, 306 Congress street, and examine cleva tion> and plans ol churches, banks, stores, blocks ol huikhiigH, *c. j 12 WM. H. WALKER, 241 COMM LUCIA I, STREET, Foot of Maple Street. General Agent tor the Stale lor Jl . W . .1 O II X R ’ Improved Uoofinq, For buildings ol all kinds. CAR and STEAM BOAT DECKING. KOOF1NG CEMENT, for eat ing and repairing all kinds ot roots. PRK.keuva T1VK PAINT lor iron and wood work, Metal Roofs Ac. COMPOUND CEMENT, for repairing leaky shingled roots. BLACK VAKNlSii, tor Ornamen tal Iron work Ac. Full descriptions, c rcular, prices, iSrc. loi nulled by mail or on application at theoffi.**, where samples and testimonials can I e seen. seplZdtf NEW GOO DS! T. H. FROST, He reliant Tailor, 3321-2 Congress Street. Has just received a tine lot ot FALIi GOODS Snilalilc tor the season, which will lie made up in the most thorough manner sepllO—cod CHiAKN. 200 Al. imported and domestic Cigars lor sale by c. C. MITCHELL & SON. julWtl 17S Fore Street. COPARTNERSHIP. Copartnership Notice. rjlHK undersigned having formed a Copartnership A. under the liriu name ol J. W. STOCKWELL & CO, Will carry on the manufacture and sale ot HYDRAULIC CEMENT PIPE, In rnlibri' from :t 10 a 4 inch.*, FOR DRAINS, SEWERS, STENCH-TRARS.MIIX FLUMES, CHIMNEYS, WELLS, HOT an.l COLD AIR FLUES, Ac., —AT THE— Portland Cement Pipe Works, lua Danfortli Street, PORTLAND, MK. These Pipes are altogether ahead of those made of buck, because they aie MiMoelher, more tluru blp, easiij laid, anil ebeoper. They cost less than halt as much as lead or iron, and do not rust or corrode in any length ol time, but will deliver water any distance, a> pure and sweet as when it leaves the fountain s head. They are used in New York City, Albany, Brook lyn, Hartford, Springfield, and many other cities, towns and \ li luges. The Western R. K., Connecticut River, Rockville, and liar'fiord A' Springfield Railroads use them tor cu. verts, Are. Justin Sackett, Superintendent of Streets, Spring field, Mass.; Milton A. Clyde, R. It. Contractor; Ed win Chase, Civil Engineer, Holyoke, Mass.; Daniel Jiairis, Em., Pres. Conn. K. lt.fSom'l Bowles, Esq., Smith A: Wesson, Wasson A: Co., dcssup A’ Latlin, Paper Manufacturers, Westfield, Mass., among ma uy others, can tell of its merits. Engineers, architects, Manufacture! s and Busi ness men who have used or seen this Pipe, adopt it, lor they KNOW it is a GOOD THING. Samples can be seen at II *V UOIV M, •VI 1-‘J Union Mireel, Portland, Me., our au thorized Agents. Orders lelt there or at the Factory will receive prompt attention. J. W. STOCKWELL, CALVIN STOCKWELL. tcbgfi cod tf Dissolution of Copartnership. rpHE copartnership heretofore existing under the JL name ot KEMPT & PETTENGILL is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All persons holding hills against the firm arc requested to present them for payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at No. 23 Preble street. J. IT. KEMPT, C. B. PKTTENGLLL. Portland, March 4, 1867. Copartnership Notice ! C. B. PETTENGILL will continue the business under the si ylc ot m i lAfdfli A* nERBILL, at the old stand. C. B. PETTENGILL, G. P. MERRILL. Portland, March 11,1867. dlw* Copartnership Notice. MK.I.P. BUTLER is admitted a Partner from this date. The firm will bo PIRIKTON A BUTLER. And we shall continue the Wholesale Grocery, Flour and Provision Business at the Old Stand, 14!) Commercial street. N. L. FUR1NTON. Portland, March 4, 1SC7. iuar7ddw Copartnership Notice• THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the firm name ol JORDAN & RANDALL, And have taken Rooms at the Junction of Free ami Middle NlreelN, over H. 11. Ha\’s Ajiothc cary store, wliere they will transact a Wholesale Tailors’ Trimming Business In all its branches. WM. P. JORDAN, GEO. A. RANDALL. March 1st, 1867. marod3w ~ COPARTNERSHIP. SA* lliT4’BiC4M'l4, has this day retired • from the firm of LOW, PLUMMER & CO., in favor of If. n. KEAZEI and business will be conducted u. der the same firm nano ol LOW. PLUMMER & CO. tuarSdlw* Copartnership Not ice. flYHE undersigned have this day formed a copart JL nersliip under the linn name of THOMES, SMAUDON * CO., lor the purpose of transacting a general Jobbing business in Fine German,English and American Woolens, TAILORS TRYWlflflYGS Ac., at New Store, A O. r><> UNION S THEE T. FRANCIS O. THOMES, GEORGE II. SMARDON. P. rtland March J, 1867. d2\v Copartnership Notice. rnHE undersigned have this day termed a copart 1 nersliip under the name of GEEfiNE, READ & SMALL, and have taken store No. 157 Ceniuifrcial Wt*, cornel* of Union, where they will transact a Wholesale Flour,Grocery & Provision Business. Tlieir old friends and tlie public generally are re spectfully invited to call. CYRUS GREENE, JOSEPH W. READ, GEO. M. SMALL. Portland, Feb 14, 1867. b id* llm Copartnership Notice. \F. IflOROAlY has this day retired from the * firm i»i MORGAN* DYER a CO, in favor:of R. M. RICHARDSON, and the business hereafter will be conducted under Ihe film panic of “Richardson, Dyer & Co. ” At the old stand, No. 143 Commercial Street. Where they will continue the General Wholesale Business in %V. 1. Goods, GrorrrifN, Flour and Pro ▼foieuM. K. M. RICHARDSON, • J. W. DYER, J. E. HANNA FORD. Feb 2—d3m Dissolution of Copartnership 1UIE copartnership heretofore existing under the name ol CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is this day dissolved bv mutual consent. All persons linki ng hills against, tin:'firm, arc requested to present them lor payment, aud those indebted will please call and settle 337 Congress Street. CALVIN EDWARDS, WILLIAM G. TWOMLEY. The subscriber haying obtained the nne store No. 337 Congress Street, will continue the business, and will keep constantly on band PIANO FORTES front the BEST MANUFACTORIES, amuiis them tlie Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which be can sell a! the manufact urer’s LOWKfDT PRVCKN. Also, a good assortment of ORGAN'S and MELODE ONS. OLD PIANOS taken in exchange. ET“ Orders for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. W1H. G. TREMBLY. November 26, 1806. dtf RE-ESTABLISHED! I AM happy to inform my friends and the public generally that J am now re-established at my Oh 7) STAND, «4 IVTirtclle Street, With a new ami elegant stock of DRY GOODS! And with increased facilities for sitccessftilty doing the Dry Goods Business, 1 would respectfully solicit a share of your patronage, A. Q. LEACH, 84 MIDDLE ST. March 7—<12w Casco St. Seminary. rpHE Spring Term ol this School for Young La JL dies and Misses will commence Motulmj, March 11. For particulars inquire at No. 15, Preble Street. MARY C. HALL, Principal, no hid :'\\ • _ Portland Academy, Huron Hall, ( Entrance on Free Street.) T>‘1Ys df :,n anj ;lrf linmenl, received at any .7 in tile Term. Canicular attention paid to .!^e<; 1- ini.] Private pupils, Terms iflO.OO per Term ol ten weeks, *’■ n. ■ ii.icm. Prinripnl, Pc1!kl3w 28 Hanover St, r.U. Box 92T. Franklin Family School, FOR BOVS, TOPSHAM, -» - - MAINE. * GOOD HOME SCHOOL for Boys, ensile senes -A. siblc by K. & P. R. R., twcnty-tivc iniicH from Portland, nine miles from Bath. For Circular &c address the Principal, feblC dJw _ _H. A. RANDALL. For Sale I N Saco, a Stock ol Ory €Se«dn, with lease ol Store, in one ol the best locations in the place. Business long established. Address H. M. JAMES, feblG dtf Saco, Me. REMOVALS. u isaio V AL. Stevens, Lord & Haskell, Have tliis day removed to tke New Store Nos. 54 tl’- 50 Middle Street, (Over Messrs. Woodman True & Co.'s,) Their old place of loudness previous to the fire, where they will keep constantly on hand at whole sale a Well Assorted Stock - OF — BOOTS & SHOES! f Manilla*lured expressly for the New England Trade. Also Manufacturers of Moot and Shoe Moccasins. Portland. March 6th, 1867. mar7dtf R K M O V X T7. STEPHEN GALE has removed to the Corner of D*;er and Middle Sts., a few stops IhjIow the old stand, on the opposite side ot the street. mch5d2w It E M O V A L t FAIRBANKS’ NTAiKDABD JEatent Money Drawer* i Rubber aijd Ivory Handled Table Cutlery, BOKKIIK’ HC.INSORN —AND— GENF.R4L HARDWARE, At KING & DEXTER’S, IJ5 middle and IIS Federal Streets. fcbl» dim REMOVAL I The undersigned having removed from Moulton street to their NEW BTORE, No. 0 Excliansc Street, ! would invite the public to examine our large stock of House, Ship and Parlor Stoves. We have for Sale the P. P. Stewart’s Cooking anil Parlor Stoves, C«ardner Chilson’ft new C'ookiag Stove; also a new Cooking Stove called the PEEUIjENS, said to be tlio host Cooking Stove now manufactured. We are Agents for the McGregor Now Furnaces, both PORTABLE and BRICK, and give our personal attention to setting them up. We warrant it tho IScNt Furuaee ever offered for sale in this market. Grateftil to our triends and patrons for past patron age, would solicit a continuation of the same. O. ill. A O. W. NASH. mch4dtf R E M O V A L ! johx eT~Falmeb, Wholesale Dealer in Straw Good* and Millinery, Has removed to his New Store (Old Siann) I CO Middle St. JOHN fi. PALHKR. Portland, March 1st. 1807. d2w CASCO RATION AC BAlfK. R K 191 OVA Id . nrVHE Casco National Bank will remove to, and bo ! prepared for business at their NEW BANKING HOUSE on Middle Street, on Tuesuvy. Feb. 26th, instant. E. P. GERRISH, Cashier. February 25. dim Oil Store Removed. rpiiE undersigned has removed from his old stand, I to No. 223, corner of Fore and Union Streets, where he has for sale Sperm, Whale, and Lard oil; Sperm, Adamantine, Paraltiue, and Wax Candles* which he will sell at the lowest market price. Thank till to his triends and the public generally lor past favors, he respectfully solicits a continuance WM. A. HYDE. February 22, 1867. fcb23 dim R E MO Y AIt ! A. JE. WEBB, Merchant Tailor, Has Removed to his Now Rooms, No. a Free Street Block, Fel»12 Over Chadbourn & Kendall. dtt REMOVAL BYBOX GEEEXOUGII .f GO. Have removed to their NEW STORE IVo. 1 iO Middle Street. Mr. J. H. Cries’ interest in the firm ceased Aug 1866. fe 27d& wlm HE MOV A £. JAJIES O’DONNELL, Counsellor at Law, Notary Public A ConimiHuiourr of Hceiln, Has removed to Clapp’s New Block, COB. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, Jan 15. (Over Sawyer's Fruit Storm) dtf r l m o v .a. 351 W. H. CIjIFI'ORD, Counsellor at Law, And Solicitor of PatcntM, Has Removed to Corner of Brown and (Jongress Streets, ja!6 BROWN'S NEW BLOCK. dtf A. «fc S. E. S L» H US’ O HAVE removed to their former place of business, over the Oe.rau lusHi-aacr Ollier, corner Exchange and Milk Street. ebll Uliu OCT 07-' THE EIRE ! B. P. SMITH & SON’S New Photograph Rooms, —AT— NO. 10 MARKET SQUARE. ftug20 n dtf a .“o7~iro w wm: MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO No. 333 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT Angust 36,'1866. n dtf HOLHJEN A pEaBODY, Attorneys ami Counsellors at Law, Office, 220 1-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House. A. B. HOLDEN. sepStfn II. C. PEABODY. Harris <€• Waterhouse, JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps and Furs. Portland, Dec. 3d 1866. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hats, caps, and Furs, have removed to their New Store, No. 12 Exchange Street, F. It. HARRIS. licit! J. E. WATERHOUSE. DOW A IjIRBEY. litMurniire Agi-ulM, will lie Too ml at No 117 Commercial, corner ol Exchange St. Home Otticc ol'New York: National « Mice of Boston; Nai ragansel 11 Mice ol Providence; Putnam Office of 11 art lord: Standard Office ol Niw \ oik, and other reliable offices. are represented by this aucncy. _*John Dow._Jy25dtl F. W. Libbey. WOl'lCE. H. J. LIBBY & CO., Manufacturers and Coiuinission Merchants. Counting Room over Find. National Bank, No. 23 Free Htreet, second filer y-_ iyll ti JA It! K It ON i: Jl| EKBIMi, Do; tier in • Watches, Jewelry, Masonic Regalia, and Mili tary Goods, No 13 Free street, Portland. Same store with Gcy< r and Caleb iyI2dtf H PACKARD, BookseU-r and Stationer, may he • found at No. 337 Congress St., corner of Oak St. __ juliott KS. W LUSTER if CO., can he found at the store >• ol C. K. Babb, Clapp’s Block, No. 9, where we offer a good assortment of Clothing and Furnishing «Mods at low prices. jul 16 QMITH REED. Counsellors al Law. Morton Block, Congress St. Same entrance as 0. S. Ar my otlices. ivENJlf rniiK UAMTkHIV StXPBBNM CO. art now A permanently located at No. 21 Free street, and prepared to do Express Business over all the Rail road and Steamboat routes in llie State, and West by P. S. & P., Kasti in ami Boston & Maine Roads to Boston, connecting there with Expresses to all pails ol the country. For the convenience ol our customers on Commer cial an ! Fore streets, at* order book lor freight Calls will be kept at office ol Canadian Express Co., No. — Fore street. J. N. WINSLOW. Jy24 tf JA K. >1. KA \ l>, Attorneys amt Counsellors, • No. 16 Free Street, near Middle. julifl ■hTATHAN G<>ULD, Merchant Tailor, lias removed to No. 16 Market Square, over Sweetsir’s A pot lie eary stoic. jyl0—tt EUREKA ! EUREKA!! C1 ALL nl :L»I 1-2 Congtess Street, and see the ) kiilKKA t I OTHkS WKINCrRCIt !! Warranted the host Wringing Machine ever invent ed. 1t is entirely sell' adjusting, the most simple in construction and is less liable to get out ol order than any other in use. Knowing we have an article which wiil give perfect satisfaction, we respectfully solicit a share or public patronage. For sale by COX & POWARS, „ . Agents for the State of Maine. Portland, March 5,1WJ7. jnarOdtt DAILY PRESS. POBTLAN 1>. Tuesday Morning, March 12, 1807. BriiJxh C'olouinl Uniirr.. CONFEDERATION. The Provincial papers still continue to dis cuss the Qnnlederatkiii seheiue, show ing up its supposed advantages, and laying the founda tion for political parties and fierce political contests. The Toronto Globe denounces the injustice done Canada West iu the changes made in the Imperial hill from the bill agreed niton at Quebec and which had received the assent of the local legislatures, and charges the Commissioners sent to London with treacherously bargaining away he interests of their constituents. The Quebec Mercury expresses much grat ification at the general tone of the American press in 1 elation to Confederation in the Prov inces, and says: It would bo too much for that press to give all that sympathy to Confederation which a certain class ot persons seem to think every body is hound to give them as their especial due The class of persons are to be found iu all Countries, hut are fewer iu Lower Canada than el sew lien1. Who was not amused with the perfect assurance wlip-h Federal*and Con federates alike entertained that England must tight lor one or the other ot' them during the civil war? W ho could fail to laugh at the tfehcolboy earnestness with which the London Doily y< ws auj its liberal confreres put forth the idea that all the world, without reference to their interests or alliunees, were hound to unite in attacking the Emperor of Russia be cause lie had quarreled with England? , * * * Cauada, however, entertains no feeling of this kind in reference to Confederation, not because she is wiser than other nations, hut because Collie deration is the effect of her judg ment and not of her passions, .sin is calm enough to see that the notices of her action which have appeared in the press of the United States are in general generous and kindly, that the American* a* a people are inclined to welcome the Canadian nationality on the eve of its creation in a manly and friendly way. EXTRAVAGANT LUXURY. The St. John Globe utters itself thus: That we are to enter upon a course of extrav agance in the new kingdom is pretty certain.— The President of the United States who gov erns about 40,000,000 people has a salary of on ly $2T>,000, and greenbacks at that. The Gov ernor General of our little kingdom of 4,000,000 people is to have a salary of 50,000 in gold. REFORM. The Cauada West papers still keep up the party cry of reform, and are urging the organ ization of a Reform party in ajl parts of the the Province. Hon. George Brown of the Globe has taken the stump to rally the eleetois in relation to their duties in connection with this movement. The [teople of the lower provinces do not appreciate the movements of Mr. Brown, as the following from the JSt. John Globe seems to indicate: The Toronto Globe and its adherents in Upper Canada, arc busy re-organizing the Re form party. We have read over a number of speeches delivered at public meetings, and va rious newspaper articles, duly re-published in the Globe, unucrcnonnous headings, to And out. if possible, what the principles ot the Re form patty are, tint have failed to make any valuable, discovery. We perceive, indeed,that it is considered very desirable to get the Tor onto Globe party into power in the new Con federacy. But, why ? What better is that par ty than the Toronto Leader party, or the par ty represented in Lower Canada by the Mon treal Gazette? We thought that the hopes of the great Reform party of Upper Canada had attained fruition by the success of Confedera tion. The newspapers in these Provinces which have been so long echoing the Toronto Globe have tried to make us believe that ill the new Confederacy everything was to be so pure, upright and just that there would he no wrougs to make right, uo abuses to redress. Is this alter all, a mistake? Were these or

gan* grinding out their soothing music to lull u* asleep that we might the more uasily fad into the hands of Canada? GEORGIAN BAY CANAL. The question of a ship canal from Georgian Bay to Toronto, to connect the waters of Lakes Huron am! Ontario, is being again agitated in thtPi peipcial papers. The Globe and its eorre b)>ontAiAls urukitaUw to show its alter imprac ticability; that it will cost at least $50,000,000; that the commerce that would seek it would never pay the interest; that lew vessels of 1200 Ions would pay a toll of $1200 to save two days in a voyage irom Chicago lo Liver ]M)ol, and that with a clear understanding of the facts and difficulties iuthe ease no capital ist will invest a dollar in it, and. it is perfectly preposterous to look for aid from the govern ment. Besides, it is asset ted that Lake Simcoe, from which the canals both ways could alone be ted, tlie descent towards Lake Huron being about 175 feet, and towards Lake Ontario neatly >f not quite 500 leet, is a shallow lake, with small feeders, and in the season ot navi gation would soon be drained and fail to .yield an adequate supply ol water lor the purposes required. ,. SAD PICTUJiE. The Montreal Witness says: London, C. \V., has been distinguished in past times for a rowdy Mayor, who, notwith standing tlie most outrageous conduct, wan a favorite with the great majority of the electors, and now it is distinguished by a rowdy mol), to Which the city authorities ai d press seem to pay deference. This is a most melancholy state of things; but it is only what might he expected in a city where a number of the sons of the first families arc so given over to intem perance and debauchery, that they have been before the courts tor serious crimes. Loudon is only reaping as it has sowed. The Witness then copies an account of a cowardly mol) in London, gotten up in the in terest ot free whiskey, which {set upon an in dividual named Mason, who had informed against same illegal sellers ofliqnor, and prob ably would have killed him had he not been rescued by tlie energetic action of the Mayor. He escaped with a tew cuts and bruises. Git AND THUNK. Great complaints are made in the Canada papers of the condition of the G. T. Bailway, of its detects and dangers, and of its nonful liiment of its contract with the Postoliicc De partment in carrying the mails witli regu larity. STH1KE. Tlie carpenters of Montreal have struck for an advance of twenty-five per cent, on their wages; and a very orderly and respects hie procession of about a hundred ot the craft passed along Great St. James street on Saturday. The Witness says: “We know not what their previous wages were, but we are satisfied that nearly all trades and classes greatly need an advance of income on account of the increased cost of living." FAST WITNESSES. A Quebec paper says that in the criminal courts of that city, perjury has become a sys tem. The names of upwards of sixty per sons are known, who are in the habit of swearing on all occasions, and on every im aginable subject, for a paltry fee. CHINESE WALL. The Montreal I nines* styles the Tariff trill which tailed of passage in our late Con gress, “The Amt rican Chinese Wall." It. then adds: We are not sure, however, but we should apologize to the Chinese for Jikeuiug tin) Am erican tali if to their wall, for they leave gates in their wall, through which the t raffle ol other nations may come in; whereas the American protectionists appear to wish to shut out every thiug but human beings. These are welcomed freely, and find every encouragement to estab lish tlieir various industries within the protect ed boundaries; and acouutry having such adi versity of soil, climate, people anil occupations, could he very prosj>erous were there uo world outside of it all, so long as it maintained free trade within. J’KKSOXAL. Hon. John A. Macdonald, the present At toruey General of Canada, it is supposed will become Lt. Governor of Ontario or Canada West. His excellency, Lord Monek, Governor-Gen eral, and his wife are expected in Canada, on their return from England, early in May. MISCELLANEOUS. The Montreal WltUBSt complains of the tendency to monopolies in that country, in stancing the consolidation of telegraph and express companies, and says the course pur sued by such corporations in the States is last being imitated there. The railroads ot the provinces are tending in the same way, and are likely to have undue if not dangerous in tlnence upon the legislation of the country. The same paper congiatulates our people on the final triumph of Congress and the Right over a treacherous President aud his suppliers. The Toronto Globe notices the fact that while the Police Commissioners have granted the t'uli immlier ot' hotel licenses to which the population of the city is entitled, several ol Iho most commodious hotels we left unlicens ed, though licenses have lieen granted to many establishments whose accommodations con sist almost entirely in iheir facilities for deal ing out poor whiskey. Hotel licenses in Can ada always carry with them a liquor license, hot the party licensed is required to have at least a specified number of beds, and stable room for horses, and other accommodations for the travelling public. The Quebec Chronicle is dissatisfied with the name given to Canada East—“Quebec”_ and suggests that "St. Lawrence” would be much more .appropriate. MAYOR’S ADDRESS. Gentlemen of the Citi/ Curuieil: Standing upon the threshold of another municipal year, and having signified by oifr acceptance of the offices to which we have been severally elected, our willingness to meet whatever ot duty and responsibility it may bring with it, the mind naturally recurs to the fearlul record of the year just closed. Eight months ago, while yet in the enjoy ment, of the festivities in honor of our Na tional Anniversary, we were suddenly called by the usual alarm to extinguish a fire in the southerly part of the city, which, although at first exciting no Serious apprehension, it soon became evident would tax the energies of our firemen to the utmost to subdue. A strong southerly gale spread tlm tire with alarming rapidity and fury, scattering its cinders and flaming brands over a tlm us and parched roofs to the north and east,and Ibr miles away into the country beyond. Nothing could check or withstand the fury of this tempest id' fire. .The efforts of our lire department, which we hail labored under the delusion of believing invincible, and of those fire companies from other cities and towns who so nobly respond ed to our cry for help, were of no avail; the conttagratjou swept on, increasing in extent and destructiveness, its tlauics leaping from root to roof, and from street to street, and with seeming disregard ot all laws of combus tion, consuming everything in its course, un til it reached the northern limits of the city, and only there stopped for want of material to feed upon. The 'scenes of that night were appalling, and the clear, bright sun of the morning of the r»tli ot July looked down on ouc-third of our fair city in smoking ruins. Our first efforts were directed to obtaining food and temporary shelter for the thousands who were turned houseless and destitute into the streets. To tliisend a meeting ofeitizens was called, and committees of relief were ap pointed, through which the generous supplies contributed by sympathising friends from neighboring cities, were distributed. Contri butions of money, the larger portion of which the Mayor received, also came pouring in from every quarter, even from distant States and foreign lands, with unparalleled liberality and munificence. The distribution of this fund, which amounted in the aggregate to more than half a million dollars, was entrusted to a committee of ten of our most worthy and substantial citizens, with the sanction of the City Council. it is nut my intention to givo in this ad dress a detailed account of tins terrible dis aster, which devoured tile living and made desolate the heart hstones of so many of our people. Hut it fills too large a chapter in the history of the past year to receive merely a passing notice, and to witlihold the grateful acknowledgment due the thousands of our countrymen who sprung to our relief, giving not only the sympathy of their generous hearts, but of their substance with a prodi gality ami spoutaneousness never surpassed, would be Hie sheerest ingratitude. Nor should those men and women in our midst, who spent weary days and nights iuself-sacrificing labor for those who suffered, be forgotten. Let us give them the full meed of praise, and thank Cod, that out of tire very dust and ashes of this calamity he lias caused to .spring tiiese fair blossoms of love and Christian charity. Our toss by the lire has been variously esti mated. Some hare set it as bigli as ten or twelve millions of dollars. About tbree mil- ‘ lions were received from insurance. There should, however, be added to this the great loss we have sustained by interruption to business, which cannot he accurately known. The loss of the city in its corporate capacity is about half a million dollais, including the Oity Hall, old State House, four school houses, ami three engine houses. The general gloom which oppressed ft»f a day all classes of our people and paralyzed every business interest, was soon dissipated by the noble example of a few leading capi talists, who began with a will the wore of re building; this stimulated others and ere a week, had passed* our streets were the scene' of intense activity and life; mechanics and artizaus came in from every quarter; build ing materials and labor of all kinds were in demand, and before the smoke from the ru ins had fairly cleared away, new stores and dwellings, as if by magic were rising in every direction. Can we not trust the same ener gy and business sagacity which has produced this result, to build up the waste places of our city, and restore it more than its form er beauty aud attractiveness. FINANCES. The large expenditure, and increase of the city debt made necessary by the hre, at a time when taxes wero already too high, add greatly to its severity. I have received from the city auditor the following general exhibit of the condition of our finances: Auditor’s statement. The funiled rlobt of March 3J, 1*66, was. .$978,356 00 The amount nfnntef* issue*! this year has been as follows per order ot City Coun cil from time to time viz:>For cxfien Uiturea for reconstruction of City and County building*...$101,600 ot) Purchase of land tor Park.... $6,000 00 I*iy rn’to of damagesjjn streets 97,500 00 Pnrehase of land l«»r market lot 40,500 00 Land purchased. 6,509 on $338,000 00 Less amount raised in tlio tax of this year on* account of the late tire. 100,000 00 Showing a balance of expenditures main ly owing to the tire of..$268,000 00 which amount constitutes the net increase of the city debt to February 28, 1h;7, and lias been, or is to l*e provided tor by authorized loans.$1,216,356 00 Payments on the above have been as fol lows, viz; City notes maturing during year, paid lroui Sinking Fund for re duction of city debt. 16,256 00 Funded debt of the city February 28, 1867. $1,20.1,100 00 From wliieh should be deducted the amount remaining to the credit of the Ooininittce on reduction of city debt, applicable to no other pqrjose.. 127,3f 0 00 Funded debt, of the city Feb. 28, 1867.. .$1,072,800 00 for which provision is to. bcj niade in the future. The necessary and unavoidable expendi tures growing out of the devastations of the late fire will materially increase the city debt during the coming year. Tin temporary debt of the city on March 3t. I860, (tho close of the tinamtU year), was $02,300 00 Tiic amount. »f notes issued this year has been a. ti.llows. viz: Knr temporary loans in anticipation of collections troin taxes. sn.nao no $ii2,:hm> oo Payments on the above have been as fol lows. viz: Temporary loans ot this year in anticipation of annual reven ue. ..$.50,isst oo Temporary loans of former years, iioing the amount raised in the tax of this year 36,500 00 $81,500 00 Temporary debt of the city Feh. 28, tROT. $30,s(«i (Si to l.e provided ti.r in the tax ot this year, pci order of City Council Feb. 6,18t'5. PUBLIC SCHOOLS. The public schools should always have the especial cart) and watchfulness of the city government. The appropriation made for their support last year was $.">3,950, of which $39,950 was for salaries. Four school houses were destroyed by the fire, viz: The two story brick building on Franklin street, occupied by Primary School No. 3; two-slory building on Congress street, occupied by Grammar School for girls, aud Primary School No-0; two-story brick build ing on Congress street, neat the Eastern Cem etery, occupied by Grammar School for boys, and one-story briek building in the rear of t he last named, occupied by Primary School No. 13. It was also found necessary to de vote that on < 'hestnut street to < 'minty and City uses. Thus being deprived of five school houses the School Committee were for a time sadly at a loss to provide for the thousand children so uucerimoniously turned out of doors. To have them at such a time about the streets was out of the question. Finally application was made to the City Council for authority to erect two temporary school houses on Congress street, one near the cor ner of Market street, and the other near Lo cust street. The order was promptly passed and the two buildings erected at a cost of $i4 IP'S The furniture, which cost hi addition *105<L was selected so as to answer for the new per manent school house now building. By this judicious arrangement the children have been provided with comfortable quarters until new permanent, buildings canbeerect t ^n..nrc^0r was PaS8«l in the City Council July 31st, for the construction of a large and substantial school house, under the direction ot the Committee on Public Buildings, on the lot near the Eastern Cemetery, on Con gress street. Plans w ere at once procured anil tho work commenced, which lias progressed so favor ably that the building will doubtless be ready for occupancy in the early summer. The lot has been enlarged by the purchase of land 50 by 100 feet adjoining it on the west, at a cost of about $3,two. You w ill be called upon to provide for the completion Df the restoration of school houses thus begun, and to make it profitable by af fording judicious support to the system of public ftlncation. „r wv,i„i1 .---Sfe.,i"* that the JXZ 2*!;iV"wu iiotwitlislauUins the im.-iru,»tioi. aiia ih!.’ many mcmivenmnces to which th.-v i, been subjected. ^ nave POLICE. The duties of this department, like all oth ers, have largely increased the past year. For that portion of the year previous o', t lu* 4tii ot July, the city was unusually quiet and |ree from disorderly Jarsons,hut the tidings of our disaster brought in upon its from the larger cities a multitude of rough and desjierate characters who considered the confusion which existed i'avoraide for their operation**. The fear and anxiety of our people was for a time painful. Many armed themselves and kept nightly watch to protect their property, A large force of special police was at this tim,‘ added,aml two companies, one, of ma rines and one ot regulars came, by order of tin* general government for our protection. Am ple means of defense being thus provided, few acts of violence of a serious character were committed. Those who had come to prey upon us left, and good order aud quiet were soon re The 1 Olic.) Department is under excellent discipline. The report of the City Marshal 8K*Ar>Wltfe.“,"U,r ;ltr"st* >"• '>■«“ year lHls., 2,.M2. For drunkenness, 1.0U0; druuken ness and disturbance, 211; search and seizures of liquors 315; keeping drinking house and tippling shop, 6; single sales of liquor, ‘2; lar ceny, 203; taken before municipal court, 820; taken to work house, 97; whole amount of property reported stolen, $02280.70; amount of Stolen property recovered, $7,020.50; s. arches for liquor aud none found, 70. Owing to the condition ol things growing onto! the tire, notwithstanding the activity oi Ihe police in making seizures ot liquor, in temperance has_prevailed to an alarming ex tent. lJuin shlS'ps still continue their nefari ous business in our midst. The recent action of our State Legislature, increasing the penalty for violation of the law and establishing a State Constabulary, will, I trust, have a salutary effect; but while .such general apathy pervades the comm 11 nitV with refi-renee to this matter, while so many men of high official and social standing, by the dai ly use of intoxicating drinks, or by their in difference, give aid and comfort to the riunsel ler, and set an evil example to tire young, the traffic will go on, our sons and brothers will contiuue to hill its victims, aud the most vigorous efforts in behalf ol temperance will disappoint our hope. STREETS. The appropriation for this department was $45,0110—amount expended, $48,094 83 cents. There has I wen laid the past year 7000 yards of paving. A large amount of thorough work has been done ou Stroudwater aud Vaughan's bridges, especially the latter, anil since the fire a great deal of labor has been expended on Pearl anil Newbury streets. The City Council very wisely decided to take advantage ol onr misfortune by widening and - extending some of onr streets. Changes have been made in 29 streets. Whole amount of damages awarded, $230,733. The labors of the Committee on .Laying ont Streets have been very severe and perplexing. Awarding damages was a duty exceedinglv difficult and delicate, and as a matter of course caused much dissatisfaction. lam informed by the street commissioners that a large portion of the sidewalks in the burnt district will have to lie r.laiil. This, to gether with work to be dono ou streets, widen ed and extended, will require a large appropri ation for the current year. DRAINS AND SEWERS. The appropriation Ibr Drains anil Sewers the past year was small, being but $1.5,000.— Allioiiut expended $21,481, 91. Work iti this department was commenced early in the season on Middle and Free streets at their junctiou, and afterwards on Spruce street. In the meantime 24 cesspool culverts were constructed, at an average cost of about 9100 each, with the c luncctiug drains. It was found necessary to construct a sower 340 teet in length in Maple street. After the Hre work was suspended until very late in the season, when it was decided to build two plank sewers across West Commercial street, and up to the present time .'ill risls have been completed. The last and most important works in this department are tho e com menced on High street, anil on India street near the G. T. K. Depot. These sewers were undertaken with groat roluctanee on account ot the expense involved, both running through a stubborn ledge nearly their entire length. The importance of good drainage as a sani tary measure all admit. No appropriate.ns are mmle which if judiciously expended, yield a more satisfactory return, or in whose benefits tile community more equally share than those for streets anil draitis and sewers. I ani how ever convinced that the danger of wasteful ex penditures through uegligcuco and false no tions of economy is greater in these depart ments than in any other. Cheap, poorly con structed sewers arc nuisances, and necessary repairs on streets and drains should never he delayed. We have now sewers fn several of ottr prin ciple streets w irneth* m»l'n». ..| il„. *,...,,,,,1 that they are entirely useless to property on these streets, the cellars being lower than' the sew rs. There is no economy in delaying that which should lie done at once, or in half doing that which is undertaken. FIRE DEPARTMENT. Tho appropriation tor tho Fire Department mill ealancs was $1(1.000. Amount expended, $17,81;U.'i. The report of tho Chief Engineer shows that the houses and apparatus are generally in good condition. Nnnioei of tires daring the year, 3k Since July a uew Steam tire En gine made by the Portland Company lias been purchased at a eost of $4,MO, to take the place of Engine No. 5, destroyed. A new Hook and Ladder Truck lias also beeu bought for $7.V» which will soon bo delivered. Three thousand two hundred anil fifty feet of leather and 400 feet of rubber hose have boon bought during the year. A contract was made in Novemlter last with Oamcwell, Kennard & Co., for the putting up of a Fire Alarm Telegraph at a cost of $6300. It is now nearly completed, and will no doubt greatly facilitate the giving ol alarms and in dicating the localities of fires. Nome provis ion for its protection and care may be prudent. A handsome two story brick building is now nearly completed on the corner of Congress and Market streets in which accommodations are provided for new Steam Fire Engine No. fi, and Hook and Ladder Truck and apparatus. Nothing has been done for a year or two to increase the supply of water for use in cases ot fire, and I would earnestly recommend the building of a number of reservoirs of good size as soon as practicable, at points where most ueedod. The importance ot adding to tho Depart ment several hand engines is urged strongly by many; this question I also present for jour consideration. It would seem that with tho sad experience of die past veal we should not again need to he reminded of the importance ol leaving noth ing undone that can add to tic efficiency of the Fire Department, and I invite your thought to any suggestions of improvement that may be made. At .MS HOUSE. The expense for the support of the poor will probably be somewhat increased by tin tire.— L'bc generous succor extended by liberal nit n and women everywhere, kept many unfortu nates from temporary pauperism and saved the city much. It must needs bo that st.me will become dependent on the city who would have continued self-supporting but for their losses by the fire. You will gladly make suita ble provision for their comfort. 1 refer you to the report of the Overseers of the. Door for the details of this department, anil of its present and prospective wants. Let us collectively not forget the rules that we accept in our individual capacity, lint afford aid to the needy, to the extent and in tho man ner that shall seem wise and salutary. LINCOLN PA Ilk. By order of the City Council, July iltli.a committee was appointed to consider flu- expe diency of buying land somewhere within the limits of the burnt district for a public square or park. The committee reported in favor of purchas ing tiie tract! bounded by Congo ss, Franklin, Federal anil Dearl streets, and by order passed Aug.Utli, the same with the exception of the lot corner of Congress and Pearl streets was secured at a eost ot about $8.'l,non. A favorable contract lias been made for en closing the lot with a substantial iron fence, and I hope to see the work ot grading emit inonecd as soon as the weather will admit. No time should lie Inst in making tin Dark as pleasant and attractive as possible. Your at tention is invited to this subject. MARKET LOT. Perhaps no measure of the City Council has ls'en more generally approved than the pur chase of the lot bounded by Market, Milk, Sil ver and Fore streets, for the use of the city as a market. This lot oontains about gs.IWO square feet, and eost $4ti,0WI, or$UiJ per foot. 1 would recommend the City Council to re peal the ordinance relating to Milk Street Market, as it in inoperative, and to take meas ures to have erected ou the lot early in the sea son cheap wooden stalls, which I believe may he rented for nearly enough to pay the interest on the eost of the land. CITY HALL. The work of rebuilding the City Hall is pro gresaii.g favorably. The first estimate of the cost was about $‘2tK),000, and lam still of the opinion that it will not much exceed that sum. The construction of the roof is somewhat different from the other, bavin# fewer and being therefore less liable to leak. I hat over the nail is higher, sod constructed with a view to better ventilation. The hall is to have galleries on three sides, supported by iron columns, by which it is esti mated that one rl ousand more persons can l»e seated than formerly. The finish and method of lighting will also bo somewhat changed.— Excepting these few alterations the building is to he substantially the same as be fore. It is believed that the whole work will he completed by the first of December, and that the hall will be ready for occupancy a month or two earlier. CITY SOLICITOR. The duties of the City Solicitor have been increased by the same cause that so largely added to the burdens of every other officer in the city government. For particulars 1 refer vou to his report. The coming year will doubt less continue to show the same results, hut J hope in reduced degree. PUBLIC LIBRARY. The w'ant of a public library has long been felt by the people, and especially a*, 'j struetion ot all our libraries by the ftrt • . > ures have recently been taken to e. ta an institution by some of our pnhjic spmted citixens, ami an act of incorporation was ob tained from the last Legislature, As it is the ,iui> of »eiti «*r ige institutions having ii.r their o IS fhl moral and intellectual improve.. otit* ,’iVi zens, 1 invite your attention to this subject. CONCLUSION. I have, I am to too unis, devoted much spaio *» events of the past year, hut this has seem, d to lilt- the best eoiirse to make plain to von il.„ -‘Wture Of the subjects that w ill demand v. m tare, and uecessarv to avoid waste of etfoi t in lutui-e aetiou. have cause for devout gratitude to fi.si the ! '‘ast. We have been spared hruefi. cut'^r’ a,1‘* l"‘ace has returned w ith its at large. 'Utc,s ulM,n "ur city ami the nation with iMmVwi?!1 v',*‘'/*' w,‘ now enter will bring ties, and the*. „0ll.,ar ‘ ares and responsihili taten the aiuv r*'st upon ns wlm have No man sh“id .*!“»■ . ot the City flovern„„.nt "* Cher branch assume and liear ureal ilv^" 'V'"* willing to for the interest of lii. public"‘sP;",''l>'lity sure and incur reproach 'U> ''1‘dure cen where lie feels himself most a,?,'" •hos*‘ ras-H a) utservuig appro* We should strive to merit the applause of our fcllow-iitizeus rather than to gain a!. may err in jndgnn nt, hut if are diiio. m eare till aud laithful in heart, we .an r. to, at the expiration of our term of office Confident that time will bring us our reward AXfGUSTITS E. STEVENS T»« Kcprracninilvc Dratruia. A “Republican” writes to the Pall Mull Gazette to account tor the superiority ot tlie British House ot Commons as a deliberative btxly over the United States Congress. It pomes, lie says, lit m a foolish provision of the American Constitution that the representa tive should be a resident, in bis district.— Here anv man In the United Kingdom inay * elected in any district that w ill choose him. it a town lias no proper tn.in of its own, it 8,!®.Lo"J“" ,,i,r » member. Thus (lie most illstiugiuslied men, wherever they nmy ° Ket Into Parliament: where as. as this American apologist says, the pio neers in the backwoods are forced to elect the beat pioneer among them. There are mate rials for a good Congress in America he thinks, hut until this law Is changed they can not be collected in the Capttol. But there is another side to this. («, ul representation is the American system class ^presentation the English. An American Congressman pro,esses to ypeak and act lor the interests of his district. The members of the House of Commons, as a rule, repudiate a:iy such no tion, and consider themselves the rej n senta tives of the wliole country. It would di-giace a man here were he to support local interests rather than the general good. There I ore it is no particular object for a member to reside In his district. Englishmen represent Irish constitute■ ies; and, cicx cersn. Wilberforce, traveling in a slage coach, came to a village, and bting told the name, said, with surprise. " by, this must be tlie place I represent in Parliament,’ which in .net it was; that was all he knew almut it. It is not improbable that some members would Ire puzzled to find on the imp the boroughs tor wliieh they were elected.—London correspondence of the N. Y. Times. Aficitire with n Nuke. An Australian paper—the A coca Mail—LUs the following story of presence of miud in a young lady:— A young lady, desirous of a walk after the heat of the day, took a stroll, h,„»k in hand, along the western hank of the Avooa. Being deeply interested in the Isiok slie wasreadiug, she heeded noi that her steps had left tlie beat en track, and that,instead of the windiug path way, she was wailing through the long grass — Our heroine was proceeding at a very leisur ly pace when she was startled by treading on something which gave abuudaut signs of lit,, by a most extraordinary process of wriggling, coiling and nneoiling, all of which m< vements were performed simultaneously, and in so tlex teroiis a manner as to In- highly amusing to any person not an actor in tlie scene. (>b , rv ing at the first glance that she had trodden on a snake’s neck, about an inch or an inch and a hah below its head, and that from tlie position in which it was then placed it could not turn its head sufficiently to bite her, she bravely made up her mind to detain the reptile a pris oner until assistance arrived,and with Spartan like courage carried out her resolution, in about twenty minutes time she was relieved Irom her arduous task, and the snake, which was nearly four feet in length, was specify dispatched with the thick end ot a fishing-rod. The dauger passed, the fair stroller expressed herself none the worse lor her adventure, al though she declined to pursue her walk any further that evening.” California Peanuts.—These are the ar ticles, somebody has wittily said, that have been occasionally used by a California politi eiao kslu-ilie olio JUnCC ol tile ball ErUD eisco papers. However that nmy lie, the Cal ifornia peanut Is superior to all its fellows. Even though it may appear in a small way, yet we know that the |t aHfoinian travelling in the East is much gratified to see on the ap ple stands in New lork, Philadelphia. Bos ton, eh'., a large placard heal ing iu huge let ters the words “California Peanuts, fresh roasted," or “fresh roasted California Peanuts for sale here,” while the truth is that they seldom have a genuine article—the great fat, mammoth peanut ol our rich alluvial bot toms, but oiler in its stead the scrimpy, at tenuated, hungry nut Irom the bare sand hills of North Carolina. It is true, however, that they sometimes have the reai CalPoruia nut there, and would have more of them if they could get them. But. the supply is not e<|«al to one thousandth part of the demand, tor II' we had them to dispose of no other peanuts could compete with them. These DUts are now selling in San Francisco at six to eight cents per pound.—Sacramento Lee. ARotal Rkppblican.—'The Boston Trar eHer, commenting on the relusal ol Mazzinito sit in the Italian Parliament on the foolish ground that he was a "republican," and could uotgive bis adherence to monarchical forms, says : Many a republican ha* served in the British Parliament, even in the House ot Lords, and served well, too. Republicans have occupied thrones. The founder of the reigning dynasty of Sweden (Bernadette) died a republican, as he lia 1 lived one. “In me you see a republi can on a throue," he startled a visitor by say ing, one day. Circumstances made bhu a king anil a very good king he made too, putting his 'republicanism in his pocket, where most mod ern republicans find theirs. The Main Point.—An exchange tells the following story in relation to John G. Whit tier: < hi one occasion he was travelling with a friend over a New Hampshire railroad, and during conversation, Whittier's friend, who is also a member of the .Society of Friends, told the poet that he was on his way to con tract for a lot ol oak timber which he knew would lie used in building gunboats at Portsmouth, and asked him whether he thought it was exactly consistent with the peace doctrines of the Quaker denomination. VV ithout saying auy thing calculated to deckle it, the two trieuds arrived at their parting place, when Whittier, shaking his friend's hand, said— “Moses, if thee does furnish any of that oak timber thee spoke of he sure that it is all sound.’’ ASiiAitr Clekk.— In 18?2, M. Lahouchere then a clerk in the banking house of Hope Hi Co., Amsterdam, was sent by his patrons to Mr. Haring, the London bunker, to negotiate a loan. He displayed in the affair so much abil ity as to entirely win the esteem aud confidence of the great English financier. u “Faith,” said Lahouchere one day to Haring, “your daughter is a charming creature; I wish I could persuade yon to give me her hand.” “Young man, you arc joking; for seriously, Sou must allow that Miss Haring could never ecnmc the wife of a simple clerk.” “But,” said Lahouchere, “if I were in part nership with Mr. Hope?” “Oh, that would entirely make up for all oth er deficiencies.” Returning to Amsterdam, Lahouchere said to his patron: „ “You must take me into partnership.’ “My young friend, how could you think ot such a thing? It is impossible. Y oil are w Ith* out fortune, and—* . , “Hut if I heroine the son-in-law ol Mr. liar illfrO** "In that case the affair would soon he Settled, and so you have my word. Fortified with these two promises, M. La* bonchere returned to England,aud two months atn r married Miss Ilariug, because Mr. Hope had promised to take him into partnership; and lie tints became allied to tile .house of Hope & Co. His was a magnificent career. A handsome young Prussian officer was sit ting in a stall ai the Pagliano theater, Florence. A Prussian soldier stood near him ill attend ance. A native of Frankfort-on-tiie-Maine, who stood near them, suddenly turned on the officer and addressed him with some grossly insulting remarks. H >tli Prussians remained motionless, although the eyes of the audience were attracted to them. At the close ot the performance the soldier hastened to his master anil carried him in his arms. It was then ob served that the officer hod lost both legs sant to have been shot off at the battle oi .sadows The audience broke out in deafeninff <c "tT”[ l ive la Prussic, and the tranklo moved by the police.___ The following Irish conversation was heard in the streets Ht. Louis. “l*d what do you think of President John KOIpaith, an’ lie is a good merchant. ’ “flow ho, Pat*. “Be .Flit*-*”*! he w*bl arms to the Fenians, and then iold the Fenian*.” The Paris Patrie ccntains a moat mysterious anecdote. Youuu married woman, rich, ele K »ut, lovely, «>u the point of death, to her hus band: “I must confess someth mu. \ on II be asiouished that I have proved uuiaithlul. To whieh the following reply: “Not more aston ished than you will be to hear that 1 kuew' it, and for this reason poisoned you,”