<il. i Established June 23, 1S(H. lot. b. PORTLAND, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 13, 1867. Terms Eight Dollars per annum, in advance THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS I* published everyday, (Sunday exce|*(ed,l at No. 1 Printers Exchange, Commercial Street, Portland. N. A. POSTER, PfcOPBiKTOfth 'I ebms : —Eight Dollurr a year in advance. f H E M AIN K ST AT K 1 * It ESS. is 1>«lushed at 1 *>e h i to* ■ place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, invariably in advance. Bates or ADYRUTWfNo.—imho! apace,in length ol column, constitutes a ••square. *1.50 per square daily tirst wc-k: 40 cents per w elc alter; three insertions, or less, *1.00; rontinu 112 every other day alter first week, 50 cents. Hull square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one v ek, *l.oo; ,.o» eiits per week alter. Lruler Ju-ad ol ".Vmi sChkntr," $2.GO per square po week; three insertions or less, $1.50, Si r.ciAL NoTH K.fi,*1.25 P* r square ior the tirst in sertion, and 25 cents j*ei square lor each subsequent in»-*iii*»n. Adverti em.oils inserted in the “Maine State Press” (which lias a large circulation in every par ol the statelier $1.00 per square tor hrstinsertion‘ “id "Icents per square lor each subsemn m insir t ou. lUIKINK^ ( Alllih C. *J. SCHUMA(’Hi:ii\ IIIHMO PAIITtR. Oflcc at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. G. Seidel ter l»eck & Co., 30.‘l PougrrsN S|, I* or I In ml, Ulr, jall'dtf One door above lkown. 11. M .11 IlE WEE, (Successors to J. Smith & Co.) ftlanutactarrr of lauiber Kcliiu«. Also lor sale Belt Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, KIVKVN null BIBS, tciOltl n all I’oiier... Mireel. W. P. FREEMAN .0 CO., Upholsterers and Manutacturers ot FURNITURE, LOUNGES, BED-STEABS Spring-Beds, Mattresses, Pew Cushions, No. I UltippS* Hlock- foot C'hchiuul Street, Parilaadi Freeman, D. W. Deank. C.1L cujinuy. __ tl_n _ A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and *lealers in Stoves, Ranges & Furnaces, Can be tound in their NEW BVIlihllKh ON IjIHIB NT., (Opposite the Market.’ Where they will be pleased to see all their former customers and receive orders as usual. augl7dtf n CHASE, ORAM b STURTEVANT, GENERAL Commission Merchants, W Idgui-y's Whnrt> PORTLAND, He. OCt 111.11 I _ HOWARD .(• CLEAVES, Attorneys & Oounseliors at Law, PORTLAND. M 1NE. Office No. 30 Exchange Street, Joseph Howard, jyOtt u Nathan Cleaves. M. PEARSON, Urold and Silver Plater —AND— Manufacturer ot Silver Ware, Temple Street, first tloor from Congress Street PORTLAND, ME. May 19—Uly n I)KS. PEIRCE & FERNALD, DENTISTS, NO. ITS IIlBDIiK NTKEBT. C. N. Peirce. S. C. Feunald. February 21. dtf Deering. Milliken & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 31 COMMERCIAL, STREET, augGl dll' Forllautl, Maine. 8J1EPLEY & STROUT COUNSELLORS AT LAW, OFFICE, Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex change street. g. r. snri'i.F.Y. .iy:ni a. a. strout. j:. w. robinsox, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, 2 4 9 CoaigreM Street. Jan 4—in PEItCIVAL BONNET, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, Morion BlocCongress Street, Two Doors above Fri ble House, PORTLAND, ME. nov!9 tt* DAVIS, MESERVE, HASKELL & 00„ Importers and Jobbers ot Dry Goods and Woolens, % reticle 18 Free Street.} F. P AVIS, 1 PORTLAND, MR e. ‘ I* tPMAy. 1 dotoysati IF. F. PHILLIPS & CO., Wholesale Druggists No. 148 Fore Street. OCt 17-(Jtt .IOIIX IF. BAX A, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 80 Excliungc St. Dee c—iiti noss St ;jym4jt v, 1> LAST E U N K S, I'LAIN AND OBNAMBNTAL STUOUO AND MAST1U WORKERS, Oak Street, between, Congress ami JTree Sts., PORTLAND, UK. Coloring, Whitening and White-Washing prompt* y attended to. Order* train out ot town >oLotted. Mas 22—dii •JOHM ^ DOW, JrTT Attorney and Counsellor at Law, JAUNCKY COURT, Wall Afreet, - - - - - New York City. C2r*< oiumissioiicr lor Maine and MaHsacbusetls. Jan. 20 dtt WM. W. WHIPPLE, Wholesale Drug gist, 21 MARKET SQUARE POKTLAND, ME. &Ug2 tl SMITH & CLARK, Wholesale Dealers in TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, loo l oll I , ST11EKT, PORTLAND, Me. t ioiiH dtl W. W. THOMAS. Jl^7~ Attorney anil Coimscller at Law, lOmuivirji Monai',1 'Jl!t Congress Street. ©cUJ-dly __ 7t. a. scji cotj i: /;i: 1:cu a co. Apothecaries & Chemists, 303 Congress St, one door above Brown, PORTf.AND. IIK. Compounding Pbysiciaus Prescriptions Is one o I our Specialities. U: in g Prcpat a I ions of our own inanaufacturc, vse are able to voimh lor their purity. We also keep on hand a lull supply of LUPIN'S EXTRACTS, POWDI R and SOAP. FANCY GOODS, Toilet Articles, Reed’s Liquid Dve Colors, Wil on’ Il< 11• k, Mar.-h's Celebrated Trusses and Supporters, Patent Medicines, Hair Restorers, Ci gars Tobacco, AriiktN’ Material*, A’f., Ac. dan 12—dim <s >>• Y. HODSDON, O Hoop Skii-l Milnuliiel dealer IN English, Trench and American Corsets, lancy floods AND LACES, HOSIERY, GLOVES, And all kinds of TRIMMINGS and Incss Buttons C ST 'Haiul-Knit German Worsted Garments made toordcr. 'Hoop Skirts made to order. jj-fl No. «» 4 lii|»|»'* It I mb. CONGRESS Silt LET POftXbA m*. ' 11' ,lij WRIGHT ,1 GJL IfIK, FRESCO PAIN TERS, In Oil and Distemper Colors. Also Hoiihc and Sigr Painters, Morton Block, two doors above PrehU House, Portland, Me. 3ofC~W«; arc prepared to design and execute everj description of Wall and ( oiling lacerations, fin Churches, Public Buildings,Private Residences,Halls &o. Gilding and Embossing on Glass. Every de scription ol Wood finished in Wax and Oil Filling and in Varnish or French Polish. jalUd3m BUISNENS CARDS. Page, Richardson & Co., Hankers A Ilereliaiits, 1U STATE STREET, I!OSTO>r. BILLS OF EXCHANGE on Lnndon. Paris, and i the principal continental cities. TRAVELERS CREDITS, tor the ue of Travelers | in id r«»i*k amt tlie Last. COMMERCIAL CREDITS. W tlie purchase of ! Merchandise in England and the Continent. All descriptions of MERCHANDISE imported to 1 order. ! ADVANCES made On Consignments to Liverpool 1 and London. inarl2d3m L. P. BROWN, Wliolesale and Retail Dealer in Lubricating and Illuminating OILS. 200 FORE ST,, FOOT OF PLUM, rOIM i AM), »1F. Offiui: <*f Stati: Essayor. 1 Portland, Me., March 5, 1867. \ This is to certify that 1 lave this day tested a burn ing liuUl or oil, with reference to its liability to ex plosion. The oil was introduced into a tost tube, the tub* partly immers 'd in water and heat was applied. The water was raised in the boiling point, and the heat was continued until the temperature of flic oil in tlie tube w as 207 deg. Fahrenheit. Flume was ap plied to the month ot the tube, but there vwisnot sntlicient evolution of vapor to take tire. From the test. 1 should regard the oil in question as |>ertbctly safe for household use, when employed with ordinary care. Signed, H. T. CUMMINGS, mar7d»&\v1m Ai-sayer. ~ TYLEE, LAMB & 00., Manufacturers of ICOOIN AMI SHOES, and Dealers in Leaf her ami Findings, lave removed to 37 & 30 UNION STREET, (former place of business previous to tire,) where with improved finalities fin* manufacturing, they feel confident that they can make it an object to the trade to iavor them with tlieir patronage. Portland, March 1,1867. iucli5dlm SMITH & LOVETT, Manufacturers of Hyatt’s Patent Sidewalk Light, Iron Fronts for Buildings, Iron Door« and Vaults, Iron MliufferM, lloihling Jllaeliiuev, mid Ifuilder*’ Iron W ork (Generally. 57 Devonshire Street, Boston. AM MI SMITH, leliL’SdSm* JOSEPH LOVETT. COLL I XS, BLISS <0 CO., PRODUCE Commission Merchants. Agents for the Nonpareil French Ouaue. §3P*Cash advance* made on consignments. i-TI Nlnle Ntreet, and I TO Central Street, Feh. 26. HO»TON. 3ui Charles P. Mattocks, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, BOOBY IIOUNE, COIL CONGRESS AND CHESTNUT STREETS, libH.Uf PdKTLAM). WALTER COREY & CO, Manufacturers and Dkai.krs in rURIITURE S Looking Glasses, Mattresses, Spring Beds, <tc. Clapp’M Klo«:k, lienuebt-c Street, (Opposite Foot of Chestnut,) FebSd tf PORT LA ND. GEO. S. NUTTING, Counsellor at Law, —AND— Solicitor of Patents, No. 113 Federal Street, k'Urxllin PORTLAND. Me. WILLIAM A. I'HAKCli, P L I.T M F, E H ! MAKER OF Force Pumps and Wafer Closets, Warm, Cold aud Nliowrr Halim, IVunIi ICou In, Brim* snail .Silver Plntril Cocks. Every description of Wafer Fixture lor Dwelling lions, s, Holds and Public Buildings, Ships, etc., ar- ; ranged aud set up in the best manner, and ail orders in town or country ihitlifuliy executed. Constantly on hand Lead Pipes and Sheet Lead and Bee” Pumps ot all kinds. Also, Tiu Booling, Tin Conductor* and work in that line done in the best manner. B^All kinds of Jobbing promptly at.ended to. NO. ISO FORK NT., Porllatud, Hr. janl5 dSm «. in n oon <t! sox, BROKERS, J o. 17S-I'ore Street. • '■y7lt J. B. HUDSON, JK., A It T 1ST. Studio Xo 301 1-2 Congress Street. 83TL essons given in Painting and Drawing. February 1—utf cay sox, STOCK BROKER. No. 30 Exchange Street, PORTLAND BID U021llt a ODD A 111) & JIASKELTj, Lawyers, NO. 1» I'ltKi: NTRKliT, PORTLAND, KJjf" Particular attention given to Bankruptcy ap plications and proceedings under the new Bankrupt ar t of Congress. C. W. GODDARD. T. H. IIASKELL. Portland, March f», Pf>7. fncMdU* MERRTLL BKO’Sd CUSHfXG, (Late Merrill & Small,) Importers and Wholesale Dealers in Fancy Dry Goodw, Gloves, Hosiery, Corsets,Yarns, SM \LL WAKES, TRIMMINGS, &c, No i:< Hummer Hi., - - - - BOSTON. fell/ H. Merrill, 1. M. Merrill, A. K. Cusliing. e«»d3ui IRWBH PII3KCK, Attorney, ami Conusellor J at Law, No. 8 Clapps Block. jul‘21 DEBEOIN *V WKKK, Altoruey* and CoiiUHellokH, at lit. Boody House, corner oi Congress and Clicstout street*. jy26 BUILDINU. TO BVILDERS. F5RSONS wishing lor Spruce Dimension Frames tor early Spring business, will do well to leave their oi tiers at once with SVEVKNM & IHCKUILIi, at their Lumber Wharf, Commkscial Strket, near loot of Maple Street, where can always be found a large Stock ol Pine, Spruce, Walnut, Clicst imt and Butternut Luiiib. r, Clapboards, shingles, Lath-, &C., «Xy. Abo—Door , Blinds, Window Frames* and Window Sashes, glazed and unglazcd, at lowest pri. es, y^' Remember—STEVENS & MERRILL, ten 11 d2in _ A It f II ITLt’Tli It E A CNfil NfciERINfJ. Messrs. ANDERSON, BONNELL 4 < O., have made arrangement • with Mr. STEAD, an Architect of establi'hed reputation. and will in future carry on Architecture with their business as Engineers. Par ties intending to build are invited to call at their office, No, ;mm; Congress street, ami examine eleva tions and plans oi churches, banks, stores, blocks ul buildings, 4c. j 12 WM. II. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STRKET, Foot of Maple Street. General Agent lor ihe State ior JI . IF . .JOHNS’ Improved Hoofing, For buildings ol all kind ;. CAR and STEAM BOAT DECK ING. ROOM NO CEMENT, for coat ing and repairing all kinds ol roots. PUESEKVA 11V K PAINT lor iron and wood work, Metal Roofs &.c. COMPOUND CEMENT, lor repaiiing it.jfey shingled roofs. BLACK VARNISH, lor Ornamen tal iron work &c. Full descriptions, v rcular. prices, Arc. furni-hed by mail or on a].plication at the office, where samples and testimonials can he seen. scpLdif_ _ E AT O N Family and Day School. THE SPRING TERM of Iho Eaton School wil commence the 2Aili of Ulmcli, and continue thirteen weeks. For circular address 11. F. EATON, Principal. Norridgewock, Me., March 5th, 18C7. march <» deod4w (IAS FIXTURES ! OOVELL & 00, 551 Broadway, Hew York Importers anil Manufacturers of Chandeliers, Gas Fixtures, &e., Of the latest styles. Store Pendents and Brackets n every variety of pattei n made to suit any sized loon or hall. The atteni ion of Architects ami Builders i: respectfully solii ite I. Prices to suit the times. Refers by i ermission to Messrs. M arret t, Poor «£ Co., Portland. fold film COPARTNERSHIP. Limited Partnership. THE undersigned, George Burnham, Jr, Charles 1 S. Morrill ami John E. Burnham, allot* Port'and, Cumlierland County, hereby certify, that they have this firs! day of March, A. l>. 1867, constituted a part ner-hip In accordance with the Stitules of Maine re lative to Limited Partnerships. 1. The name of the firm is and shall be BURN HAM & MORRILL. 2. Said Charles S. Morrill and John E. Burnham are (hegeneral, and said George Burnham, Jr., is the special partner. The Business of said firm will be packing and dealing in Hermetically Sealed Provisions. Said George Bnrnham, Jr., contributes twelve thousand ($12,000) dollars in eash. 4. Said partnership conimtnces this first day of March, A. D, lsu7, and w ill cease the last day oi April A. I*. 1^68. The principal and established place ol business will be at Portland aforesaid. Portland, March 1, 1807. GEORGE BURNHAM, JR. Stamp. JOHN E. Bl'RNIIAM, CHARLES S. MORRILL. Cumberland, ss—March 4th, 1*67, Personally apjieared the above named George Burnham. Jr., Charles S. Morrill, and John E. Burnham- .and severally made oath to the truth oi the above certifi cate, and acknowledged the same as tbtdr free act. Be lore me, WILLIAM L. PUTNAM, Justice of the Peace. Limited Partnership—Burnham & Morrill. Stamp. Cumberland, ss—Registry of Deeds. Received March 4, 1807, at 12 h M, and recorded in Book 34s, page 318. Attest, THOMAS HANCOCK, Register. Mar 6 eod Cw By F. M. Irish. Dissolution of Copartnership. rpHE copartnership heretofore existing under the 1 name of KEMPT & PETTEN GILL is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All persons holding bills against the firm are requested to present them for payment, and those indebted will please call and settle at No. 23 Preble street. J. H. KEMPT, C. B. PETTEN GILL. Portland, March 4,18tT7. Copartnership Notice ! C. B. PKTTENGILL will continue the business , under the style ot PETTElVCilLL & illERItlLL, at the old stand. C. B. PETTEN GILL, G. P. MERRILL. Portland, March 11,1867. d1w* Copartnership Notice. MR. I. P. BUTLER is admitted a Partner from j this date. The firm will be PIJIKISTON & BUTLER. And wc shall continue the Wholesale Grocery, Flour and Provision Business at the Old Stand. 1-19 Commercial Street. N. L. PUR1NTON. Portland, March 4, 1867. mar7d3w Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have ihis day formed a copart nership under the firm name ot JORDAN & RANDALL, And have taken Rooms at the .Junction of Free atul MuUlle Streets, over H. H. Ha\’s Apothe cary store, w here I hey will transact a Wholesale Tailors' Trimming Business In all its branches. WM. P. JORDAN, GEO. A. RANDALL. March 1st, 1SG7. marfid.'iw Copartnership Notice. the undersigned have this day formed a copart X nership under the linn name of THOMES, SIM .4 It DON & CO., for tlic imrposo of trausaeting a general Jobbing business in Fine German,English and American Woolens, TAir-oit*’ 'rRinjuiuix, &c>, at New Store, NO. 5 G UNION STREET. FRANCIS O. THOMES, GKOUGE H. SMAUDON. Portland. March 1, If07. <12w Copartnership Notice, f pHE undersigned have this day formed a copart JL nership under the name of OUEENE, HEAD & SMALL, and have taken store No. 157 Commercial Nl,, corner of Union, where they will transact a Wholesale Flour,Grocery k Provision Business. Their old friends and the public generally are re spectfully invited to call. CYRUS GREENE, JOSEPH W. RE AD, GEO. M. SMALL. Tortlaud, Feb 14, 1887. fcbl8.ilm Copartnership Notice. A HIORfSAN has this day retired from the r\* firm of MORGAN. DYER & Co, in favor of R. M. RICHARDSON, and the business hereafter will he conducted under the firm name of “Richardson, Dyer & Co.,” At the old stand, No. 143 i'omutercial Street, Where tlicv will continue the General Wholesale business in W. V. €»oo(lrt, OroccricM, Flour and Pro viMionn. R. M. RICHARDSON, J. W. DYER, J. E. HANNA FORD. Feh 2—d3m Dissolut ion of Copartnersh ip '|iHE copartnership heretofore existing under the 1 name oi CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is this •lay dissolved by mutual consent. All persons hopi ng bills against the linn, are requested to present them tor payment, and those indebted will please call and settle 337 Congress Street. CALVIN EDWARDS. WILLIAM G. TWOMLEY. The subscriber having obtained the hue store No. 337 Congress Street, will continue the business, and will keep constantly on hand PIANO FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which he can sell at the manufacturer’s liOWKUT PRICK*. Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS. OLD PIANOS taken in exchange. 3^* Orders lor tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. Will. G. TWOMBLY. November 26, 1866. dtf INDIA KUDU Eli GOODS. HAVING been burned out ol my Rubber Store, 147 Middle St., I would solicit the trade of the citizens of Portland and vicinity, t until 1 re-open) touiy headquarters, 85 Milk Street, Boston, where arc kept every variety of goods made from India Rubber comprising in part Rubber and Leath er Machine Belting, Steam Packing, Gaskets, Rings, if ose tor conducting and hydrant purposes. Rubber Clothing of every description, Combs, Balls, Toys. Uiidersheetiog for beds in cases ol sickness, Rubber Boots and Shoes, Tubing. Spittoons, Syringes, Gloves and Mitiens, Elastic Rings ami Bands, Piano Covers, Horse Covers with and without hood, Wagon Covers, Air Beds, Pillows, - Cushions, and Life J*rc servers. Mechanics' Aprons, Rubber Jewelry, ol Imutiiul tatters, ami all kinds of Rubber Goods that may be desired, all of which 1 will sell at manufac turers inweft prices. Ph ase forward your orders lor the present to H. A. HALL, jul lieodtf 85 Milk Street, Boston. RE-ESTABLISHED! I ssis&fc **“<= OLD STAND, Mlddle Street, H4 With a new and elegant stock ot J,R5 GOODS! the increased facilities for successfully doing ^ y (foods Jins in css, I would respectfully solicit a sluiru of your patronage, A< IKACH, March 7—d2w M11)J)XE ST. Casco Hl- Seminarv I teJTd1mTS *1lltljio8iumencof0r Voun^ Monday, March 11 For particulars inquire at No. 15 Prchlo «?*. * nichliL'w* MAHi' F Hi/^Sc^!: Portland Academy, (Entrance on Free Street.) ,K>r 1V,"‘ Ol ten weeVs',Va pUpiif> Tc.m8 Slo.00 T ran /.'ljn " , ~ -- row School, topsham, °R Bovs» A GOOD HOME sriifwir ~ MAINE. siMo by K. Sp it 8°L for Both IN r‘,r Na'° ,UM,A,T'' Ilusine' Y" °nc ta7l»7fi’i!'case,,, Addresi"”® e"tab|i8hcd. t,le Place, teblu utf M. M. JAMES _ Saco, hie. r»Fn«nMo , Notice. I ! H|c Pnins nr Wigging cellars w ill Pranklin Wharf. ,,laCot' "ep-i, tS rabbtaTo" 1 *ept,n'u‘ S. rounds, v.niarfln^er REMOVALS. REMO V A E. Smallr Davis & Pomeroy, llave removed to their new and spacious store, EVANS BliOCK, 14v> 3Iid(lle street, Oppoite Free, and are now opening tor the spring trade, a lull line of FANCY GOODS, Dress and Cloak Trimmings, Gloves, Hosiery, dc. With onr increased facilities we si i all claim to give our customers all tlic advantage ot the best Boston and New York Houses. Chas. Small, S. G. 1)avjs, N. Y. PoMEBOY. March 11,18C7. marl2d4w REMOVAL . Stevens, Lord & Haskell, Have this day removed to tlic New Store Nos. 54 <l> 50 Middle Street, (Over Messrs. Woodman True & Co.’s,) Their old place of business previous to the fire, where they will keep constantly on hand at whole sale a Well Assorted Stock - OF - BOOTS & SHOES! Manufactured expressly for the New England Trade. Also Mamilacturers ot Boot and Shoe Moccasins. Portland, March 6th, 1867. mar7dtf R R M~Q V A il STEPHEN GALE lias removed to the Corner ot Deer and Middle Sts., a lew steps below the old stand, on the opposite side ot the street. mch5d2w it Jtj M O V A L t FAIBBANKS’ RTAIVDARD ^SCALES ! Patent Money Drawers l Bubbnr and Ivory Handled Table Cutlery, ROGERS’ SC;ISSORS —ANIi— GENERAL HARDWARE, At KING DEXTER’S, 175 middle and 11N Federal Street*. tebl9 <l.'5m REMOVAL! The undersigned having removed from Moulton street to their NEW STOKE, \o. ti Exchange Street, would invito the public to examine our large stock of House, Ship and Parlor Stoves. We have far Hale the P. P. Ntewnrt’* Cooking anti Pnrlor Stove*, Onrdner C'lail*on’* new Cooking Stove; nl*o a new Cooking Stove called the JP E JE n JL E S 8, said to be the l»C8t Cooking Stove now manufactured. We are Agents for tlic McGregor New Furnaces, both PORTABLE and BRICK, and give nurjiersonal attention to setting them up. We warrant it the IteMt Furnace ever ollcred for sale in this market. Grateful to our triends and patrons for past patron age, would solicit a continuation of (lie same. O. Ml. A D. W. NASH. mcli4dtf R E M OVAL! JOHN eTItA L ME It, Wholesale Dealer in Straw Goods and Millinery, IlaHremoved to his New Store (Old Slam.) 140 Middle St. JOHN £. PALMER. Portland, March 1st, 1807. d‘2w CASCO NATIONAL BANK. K E HI OVA L . rpHE Casco National Bank will remove to, and be I prepared tor business at their NEW BANKING HOUSE on Middle Street, on Titebimy. Feb. 20th, instant. E. P. GERRISH, Cashier. February 25. dim Oil Store Removed. THE undersigned lias removed from his old stand, to No. 223, corner of Fore and Union Streets, where lie lias tor sale Sperm, Whale, and Lard Oil; Sperm, Adamantine, Paraffine, ami Wax ('’undies, which lie will sell at the lowest market price. Thank ful to his friends and the public generally for past favors, he respectfully solicits a continuance WM. A. HYDE. February 22, 1807. lel»23 dim R E MCTvXlT! a. eTIvebb, Merchant TsiHor*, Has Removed to his New Rooms, No. a Free Street Block, Febl2 Over Chudbourn & Kendall. dtt removal. BYRON C,REENOUGH J CO. Have removed to their NEW STORE No. 1JO Mulillc Street. Mr. J. H. ClUEd* interest in the lirin ceased Aujj lwifi. t(£7d&wim - MEM OV A L. JAMES O’DONNKLL, Counsellor at Law, Notary Public A CominiN*ioucr of Heed*, Has removed to Clapp’s New Block, COB. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, Jan 15. (Over Sawyer’s Fruit Store.) dtf hem o v A. L ! w. ii. riiirt'ORD, Counsellor at Law, Aud Solicitor of Patent*, Has Removed to Corner of B>owq and Congress Streets, ja!6 BROWN’S NEW BLOCK. dtf A. & H. J:. SPIJLNC HAVE removed to their former place of business, over the Uccau Iu*ua-aucc Oltiee, corner Exchange and Milk Street. :tbl4 dim Harris & Waterhouse, JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps and Furs. Portland, Dec. 3d 18GG. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hals, Caps, and Furs,have removed to their New Store, No. 12 Exchange Street, F. It. HARRIS. (Ie4tf J. E. WATERHOUSE. DOW A IJRK£Y, loMiirnncr Agent*, will be found at No 117 Commercial, corner ot Exchange St. Home Office of'New York: National Office of Boston; Nan aganset t Oitice oi Providence; Putnam Office of Hartford; Standard Office ol New York, and other reliable offices, at e represented by this agency. John Dow._Jy25dtl F. W. Libbcy. TJOTJCE. II. J. LIBBY A' CO., Manufacturer? and Commission Merchants. Counting Room over First National Bank, No. 23 Free street, second story. lyll ti JAlMIIHONU M It K St 11,1,, Dealer in • Watches, Jewelry, Masonic Regalia, anil Mili tary Hoods, No 11> Eri e street, l’ortkiiiii. Same store with Heycr and Caleb lyT2iltf H PACKARD, Bookseller anil Stationer, maybe • lound at No .337 Congress st., corner of Oak _ julluti RS. WEBSTER * C(J., can he tound ai the store • ol t: li. Babb, Clapp's Block, No.i). where we olfc*r u gold assortment of Clothing and Furnishing Hoods at low- prices. " jul p, QMlTtl & REED. Counsellors at 1.1 -v Morton Block, Congress St. Same entrance as l) s. Ar my offices. _ iyl2dtr rrtllE E ANTE HIV EXHKENH CO. are now I lid niaiieutly located at No. 21 Free street, anil prepare**to do Express Business overall the Rail road and Steamboat routes in ilic State, and West by E. S. <& P., Eastern and Boston A- Maine Roads to Boston, connecting there with Expresses to all parts ol the country. For the convenience 01 our customers on Oonmier cal an I l oro streetan order book tor Height Calls whl be kept at office oI* Canadian Express Co., No. - Farcjireot. ,1. N. WINSLOW. Jy2* H_ KAN l>, Attornenand Counsellor, 4 N < H’» t'ivo Street, u.»ar Middle. jul!.'! EUREKA ! EUREKA^ 4 IALIi al »&l l-*J CongiesH Street, and see the H llbliA H OTMKS lVICINGKIl !! Warranted the best Wringiug Machine cu r invent ed. It is entirely ?elf adjusting, the must simple in construction and is lc.-s liable to get out ot order than any other in use. Knowing we have an article which wiil give perfect satisfaction, we respectfully solicit a share of public patronage. For sale by COX & POWARS, A flints for the State of Maine. Portland, March 5,1*67. mamlU CI«- %Kn. 20ft M. imported amt domestic rigars tor ^aleby c. C. MITCHELL & SON. Jnll3tj 178 Fore Street. INMIttANCls STATEMENT OF CONDITION OF TUE Commerce Insurance Comp’y, Of Albany, N. Dee. m, !§««. assets: Real Estate,....# 45 flfli) 00 m !. i- "a”eS. 1*0,875 00 Bank Stock,. - -s/m iin United Suites Securities. . 227*472 00 Demand Loans wiih Collaterals.!!!!!!!!!! 4;;’74500 Cash on leiml and in liands of Agents . 3i “59 17
Accrued Interest,.,,, 4^H49 s“ . $532,70129 LIABILITIES: Unadjusted uosses,.. 77500 „ „ „ . A. Van ALlen, l’lvwdcnt. R. M. Hamilton, Secretary. State of New York, i City and County of Albany. Jss* n „ Albany. Feb. 21,18C7. rorsouaMy appearea befcre me Adam Van Allen, President, .uni ).. M. Hamilton, Secretary, of the above mime,! Company, and made oath tliattlic lore going statement made t.v them is trno to the heat of then knew ledge and helici, and that Uiey have con eealed no material foots. A. P. STEVENS, NotaryjPublic. ♦JOS. H. WEBSTER, Agent, 4eb27-d0w Xo. go Month Mlrt-rl. The Blest Investment! 5-20’s & 7-30’s U. S. Gov’t Bonds AltG HOOD! BUT A POLICY WITH THE GREAT fliitiml Life Ins. €0., Of New York, IB BETTER! Cash Assets, Feb. 1 $18,500,000 B^Onverument Bomln arc Exempt from Taxation, ho with Honey invented in a Life Policy! ]i you have $59, $100 or $1,000 to spare, or to in vest. thews is nowhere you can nluee it so securely or so advantageously as with this Ureal Co. Uovt. Lends may be lost, ,-toleu or destroyed by fire, as wauy have been. A Lite Policy if destroyed, stolen, or lost, may be restored, and in no case will there In; any loss of the money paid. For the pnoit man it is 1 lie host s.vviMin hank; tor the Eton it is the safest investment, >iolding more than any other Anyone having doubts may he sa'istied hv callin', at our Office. Do not insure until you do so. No other Company can furnish such results. The tollon ing statement of Policies, taken out at tills Agency and now in lorce, show tho large in crease, or divide nils, over the payments in these tew . cases. 31 any others, with references can be fur nished if desired: No of Sum Ain’t of Divioend Pres.val. Policy. Insured. Prem. Pd. Additions, of Policv. 618 #3500 #2252,25 #2710,22 #0240212 658 500 201,23 375,02 875,02 4140 1000 Rrl.liO 685,03 1685,03 7i67 81100 3000,20 482,0,87 12,836,87 7862 5000 2608,00 3217,84 8217.k4 10325 1000 35:1,80 541.52 1514,52 10703 6000 1066,20 1570,53 4507,53 12410 1500 410,0.3 623,24 2123,64 These cases are made uo to Feb. 1, I860. An other Dividend is now to be added. Do net fail to apply at the Agency ol W. D. LITTLE & Co, No 79 Commercial St, near the Old Citatum House. Nou I'OifeitiuE, Kudos.nieut, Tro Ytu, anil nil olhi'r F orms of I'olici.-N me is. nii.wI by ibis C’.ui|>nny, on more furor nblr ailmatagn Ikaa by any other. This Co. issued during the last 12 months, 13.343 Policies, being I.iiOo lnor.1 linn issued by any other Uo. in this country. Cash received for PREMIUMS #5,342,812. Receipts lur ixtekkst, $1,112,000, while its I,.sues being only #772,000, showing the receipts h’f interest to be nearly #350,OOo more Ilian its losses. ip 'lie cartful nut to confound the name q/' this Co. with ot/ters similar. feblo dlt IN HUMAN (JE NOTICE. FOYE, COFFIN & SWAN, UNDEItWBITERS, —AND— General Insurance Agents, have returned to their old stand, Ocean Insurance Co.’s Block, exchange: mtreet. F. C. & S. continue to represent first class Com panies in all departments of insurance. Losses equitably mbusted and promptly paid, teblodtf K a JH U V A L i Sparrow’s Insurance Office in thin day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the new and commodious rooms NO. GO EXCHANGE STREET, IN THE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where he is now prepared to place insurance, in all its forms, and for any amount, in companies second to no others on the globe, and on the most favorable terms. C *T Parties preferring first class insurance, ate res pectfully invited to call. November 5. 18GG. dtf * -— - — ---?__ LW. 'I'«vo»* If icy, General Insurance Broker, • would inform his many friends and tlie punl'e generally that lie is prepar• ci i • continue the Insur ance Business a*o a Broker, and can place Fire, Life and Marine insurance to *uy extent in the best Com p mios ill the Unite*/Staler. All business entrusted to m.v c re shall be laitbi'uiiy attended to. Office at C. M. Lice's Paper Store, No. 183 Fore St, when orders can belelt. julJCtl FURNITURE ! The undersigned would respectfully call I hi: attention nf the citizens of Portland in Ilw fact that lie is jin pared to oiler them PARLOR SLITS —AND ALL— UPJIOL$TDh>r GOODS fflHOU I* mANUFACTCBE ! Which lie will always WARRANT TO BE AS REC OMMENDED, with Prices Beyond Competition ! IN. B — Itrpniring of nil Iliad* ncnlly and promptly tlouc. CHAS. It. WHITTEMOItE, (Surcisnor to Geo. T. liurroighs It Co.,) fol)20dtf_MNCAKTEIt 1141,1,. PHOTOGRAPHS ? K. S. WO JIM DLL formerly No. 90 Middle street, takes pleasure in an nouncing that he w ill oil TUESDAY, JAN. 1, 1867, open his NEW PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY At No. 31G Congress Street, lOppoNilc Mechanic*’ Ilnll,] where lie will be pleased to wait on his friends and the public Grateful for past patronage, he hopes by strict at tention to business to merit a renewal ot‘tlic same. Persons wishing lor FIRST CLASS PIC1 URLS of all styles and sizes are invited to call. PicturcH colored in Oil, Water Colon and India Ink by one of the beat Artists in the State. Special attention paid to Copying of all descriptions. LJT’All work warranted to give satisfaction. N. B—Work done tor Photographers in Ink or Colors at reasonable raI janleod3ni FURS._FURS. \\TE are selling the remainder of our stock of ?▼ FI RS at n»st Ladies in want of sucli arti cles will do well to call. COE & McCALLAH, no. it market nruare, mchSJIw . Portland, Me. OUT OF THE EIRE 1 B. P. SMITH & SOM’S New Photograph Rooms, — AT— NO. 10 MARKET SOUAKE. an^'t'_u lit* ii. «. I* O tl SI'S, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO No. 23IJ 1-2 Confess Street, CORNER OP CHEST NNT August 30,1SG0. n dtt HOLDEN A PEABODY^ Attorneys :ind Counsellors at Law, Ofllee, 22ft 1-2 Congress Street, N«-ar the Court House. _a. n. HQLDLX. sopStfii h. c. pfabody. New Photograph Rooms. TH.K subscriber wislu- s to call the attention of his friends and the public to the new building on Congre s street, head of Chestnut St., where he will devote his wh.de attention to Ainl>roiT|»i.ig lr«ii. orK*aper, *roin the smallest s:ze to the largest. Also, Nkloohaphs and Ferro types lor Albums and Lockets. Satisfaction giv en •, ._. d. THOMAS HAMMETT. By Photograph Looms to let. marl2dtl Portland Olworvatory. THE annual subscription for signalizing vessels at the Portland Observatory having expired, mer chants, ship owners and others interested will l»o called on during the present month to renew their sulmcrlptions. ENOCH MOODY. Portland, March 1,1867, di’w DAILY PRESS. POUTLAN I>. Wednesday Morning, March 13, 1867. Kailr«a4 l.ruialmion. The Legislature of Maine, at the session just closed, passed a law in aid of railroad companies, giving cities and towns, within the Stale, permission to lend their credit to, take stock in, or give a bonus toward the building of aav railroad that two-thirds of the vctere present at any meeting in said cities or towns, called for the purpose, may consider ?s beneficial, provided such appropriation shall not extend beyond five per cent, upon their presert taxable valuation. The inconveniences heretofore experienced by the public, from the imperfect construc tion of railroads and their deficiency in loll ing stock, is plainly traceable to the usual mode adopted toward their construction. It has heeu customary upon the obtainance of a charter, to open a subscription, upon which there is seldom more than 20 or 25 per cent, of the contemplated cost realized. Aeon tract is then entered into, the company assum ing the land damages, and agreeing to pay a specific sum per mile, as the work advances, in monthly instalments ot one third each, say in cash, stock and bonds. The contractor in making his proposal adds 50 pier cent, to his estimates, in consequence of receiving bonds and stock in payment, and the result proves his calculations to be nearly correct, as be seldom realizes more from his stock than lie discounts from his bonds in turuiug them into cash. The extras, outside of Urn- contract, (fur contractors have as many extras as any other mechanics) the land damages and the rolling stock are to be paid for from the sale of bonds of the Company, after the public have been surfeited by those omitted to the contractor, and the consequence is that the balance of the issue is exhausted and found insufficient to extinguish the demands against the company. An additional issue is required, and the friends of the road, already overloaded, are called upon for help, and the second issue is partially disposed of at reduced rates, and by the time the road is put into operation the company is embarrassed with a heavy floating debt, a portion of which the directors are fin ally obliged to assume, and are piartially secur ed lay the remainder of the last issue of bonds. Thus the railroad, with cost augmented, by debt embarrassed, credit crippled, roadway un finished, and rolling stock scanty, is ushered into existence; and its earnings are about suf ficient to pay running expenses and Sheriff’s fees. The interest upon the bonds remaining unpaid, the bond holders seize the railroads, and it passes after a few years of troubled ex istence, from the possession ot the stockhold ers. This is a true exposition of much the larg est portion of the railroads ot Maine, and there is but one of the remaining portion, the stock of which is worth one-fourth part of its cost, and that one was built by subscriptions alone. l he question will lie asked, how are rail roads to be built? The Legislature of Maine has answered it; let those parties interested furnish the means for their construction, and it has given authority for that pur|iose. Every town and city through which a rail road passes is benefited, not only in sending its products to market and receiving back its supplies at a less expense than could other wise be afforded, but there is a saving in the wear ami tear of highways, a saving in time and by bringing the country into a freer com munication with the cities and with the world. The value of property, in both city and country, is increased far beyo-d the limits of the authorised expenditure of five per cent, by the multiplication of railroads. If such is the case why should private in dividuate be called upon to make a useless sacrifice of their means, when railroads can be constructed by the unity of public w ith pri vate interests, and made profitable to all? No one can complain that any risk will oc cur, as it is an established fact, that there is not a railroad in this State, with but one ex ception, that- would not have paid an interest on the investment, had it been built with money raised by subscription. The Portland, Saco and Portsmouth Rail road was thus built, and its earnings have ev er exceeded the interest upon the investment. If the cities ol Portland,and Portsmouth and the intervening towns had taken all the stock, ap propriated its earnings to the payment of the interest upon the capital invested and made a sinking fund of the excess, they would with in two years hence, be in possession of that entire railroad without a dollar's cost to them. The Portland aud Rochester Railroad oilers a stronger inducement to cities and towns to take stock in the company, than the Portland, Saco and Portsmouth company at the period of its construction; tor it not only promises as well tor an investment, but it opens the entire West tor an exchange of commodities and presents to it a harbor which is unexcelled in its depth ol water and in its capacity, and which is about 300 miles nearer Europe than New York and 100 miles nearer than Boston. Policy dictates that the city of Portlaud in rendering aid to the Portland & Rochester Railroad, should become a stockholder to the amount to be appropriated, rather than in the way of loan, inasmuch, as the policy of the railroad company is controlled by the stock in the choice of directors. Had the city of Portland taken a pro rata amount of stock in the Atlantic <fc St. Law rence Railroad, instead of the bonds, the rail road would not only have been constructed at two thirds ol its present cost,|bul$ts operations would have been so arranged that rates both for freight and passengers bound hence, would have been equally favorable with those des tined for Boston. The opinion is gradually gaining in the public mind that railroad companies should be debarred the authority of mortgaging the railroads as security tor bonds issued, and that debts against the companies should only be entitled to remedy through their incomes. ___ • A* Exlruordinary Lcgislalor. During the canvass in New York last fall, it was generally conceded that the Third dis trict would replace Mr. Humphrey by anoth er good Republican, and Mr. Simeon B. Chit tenden was nominated as liis successor. Of William E. Robinson, who was nominated by the Democrats, no especial notice was taken until alter election, when it was found that the people of Brooklyn had chosen him—to their own surprise and the astonishment ol the couulry. This Robinson is the man who has distinguished himself in Washington, by moving on the fourth day of the session, to sell all the gold in the Treasury and receive greenbacks hereafter for customs dues! Mr. Robinson thinks wc might bring down the price of gold by not usiug it, which is perfect ly true. We desire to suggest for his consid eration, whether the burdcu of high prices may not be further alleviated by a law of Con giess prohibiting the use of breadstuHs. We have tried going without butter; suppose now we stop eating altogether for a month or two; wouldn’t beet anil Hour be lower? C A n A1.1 st ic a I..—The following communi cation appears in the “personal” column of advertisements in a leading New York paper: HON.—AT WASHINGTON, SIU—HO XZMMLO yvwlmv. Gifgs, slmlg ugnv ulivrw. Yvdihv. lvzw gsv klvn lu “Wzrhb Hdzrin” zuiw, ovziui Ol yv z gil'v kzgirlg. The cipher is formed, as is evident at a glance, by the simple process of writing the diverted under the direct alphabet ami then substituting for the letters of the notice those vertically under or above them z for a, y lor b, &c. Applying tliis key to the advertise ment, it reads,— Hon.—, at Washington. Sir—It cannot be done. Truth, honor, fame forbid. Be wise. Read the poem of “Daisy Swain" and learn to be a true patriot. We don’t know anything about the poem of ‘ Daisy Swain,” and rathersuspect this to be a new and ingenious method of advertising a l.rtlr coining hook. If so the publisher Is wel come to this notice. Chnnura ii Ike British .1lioi.tr;, The Derby Ministry is assuming a more Liberal complexion—a circumstance which Is accepted by the friends of liclorm as a favor able omen. Lord Carnarvon has been replac ed in the Colonial Secretaryship by the Duke of Buckingham, who previously held the un impor.ant post of Lord Preisdent of the Council. His Grace is now In his forty-toorth year, lias been repeatedly in office under Tory administrations, and has aLo shown himself a capable man of business. He succeeded to the dukedom in 1S61, finding his fortune greatly reduced by the extravagance of hi3 fatter; has hono ably paid all the debts en cumbering his estate, and is understood by prudence and good management to have re stored to a great extent the tor tunes of his house. In i-olitics the new Colonial Secreta ry sympathises fully with Disraeli and Loid Stanley, and may be characterized as a liberal Tory. Gen. Peel, who has retired from the War Office, is a brother of Sir Robert Peel, and belongs to (he fossil Tories. His father was a successful weaver, and the son naturally thinks the road through which his family came to distinction brood enough for auy bocly. Sir John Pakington has been trans ferred from the Admiralty to the Secretary ship vacated by Gen. Peel, and knows prob ably as much about military as about naval matters—that is to say, very little. Sir Stai ford Norlbcote has liecome First Lord ot the Admiralty. Northcote is a man of allairs, capable and well inlonued, and it is thought will succeed to the Chancellorship of the Ex chequer, whenever that office is vacated by the death, resignation, or promotion of Mr. Disraeli. Tiie Cabinet has not only been improved by the substitution of the Duke of Buckingham for Lord Carnarvon; it has also escaped a great dauger, by the refusal of the Duke of Richmond to accept a portfolio. For twenty years the Duke, then Lord March, voted steadily with the section of Tories that de serted Sir Robert Peel. Nothing in his his tory indicates that lie would favor auy scheme lor equalizing Parliamentary representation or extending the franchise. Yet Reform in this rospect is precisely what this Ministry must giant or tall. The resignations of the Earl of Carnarvon and of Gen. Peel, and the refusal of the Duke of Richmond to accept a place in Lord Derby's government, may ialrly be taken as satisfactory indications that the furthcoming Reform bill, even if it is not all that could be desired, is too liberal lor them. ■idler frem Bulla. To the Editor qf the Press: VV hile the other cities of our State have rolled up such large Republican majorities it must have appeared strange to see Rath with only 35 majority in a vote of 959. As the true state of the case is carefully excluded from the napes here, 1 must ask your leave to oc cupy a small place in the Frets*, which I be lieve is a free jtretss, to set forth the facts. Our present Mayor,Mr Hayden, by his en dcavers to execute all laws, including the Liquor-law lias become obnoxious to all that class of our population who symathize with liquor sellers. Accordingly they mustered in lull iorce at the Caucus, and aided by a dis affected Fire Company who fancied Mr. Hay den stood in the way of ihfkiug a large hole in the City Treasury, they put in nomination Hr. Putnam who had been Mayor the sevan preceding years, never disquieting them, so that they had ' had peace in all their bor ders.” A nomination has heretofore with us been considered equivalent to an election, so that bolting appears strange. Nevertheless such a nominaiiou under such circainstanccs rather shocked the good people of Bath, and with out any nomination, organization or con certed action they voted spontaneously tor Mr. Hayden with the*above result. As Mr. Hayden has tor more Ilian thirty years openly and avowedly advocated what arc now the distin guishing doctrines of the Republican party, tbe whole vote might lie claimed as Republi can ; but the tact is, politics had very little to do with the case. Men of all parties partici pated in the caucus, and voted ut the polls, in accordance with the interest they took in the local questions, excepting those who felt bound always to sustain regular nominations. Under the circumstances of so large a vote being obtained without any conceited actiou, the large majority at the caucus, of more than 30 ]>er cent, of the whole vote, having been reduced at the polls to less than lour per cent., the friends of good order and so briety were content to rest tbe matter until another opportunity came round without any farther action at this time. The paper came out for Mr. Haydeu before the election, faintly, to be sure, and ''We” say "we voted for him,” but since the election an article was admitted on the opposile side con taining queries requiring and challenging an answer. An answer was prepared but refuted inter tion on the ground that "Our” duty 1o the party would not allow anything more to be published. What has produced this change, whether a belief in the religion of the Parsee, —tbe|duty of worshiping the rising sun, or St. Paul’s declaration in Kimaiw l.'i—"or wheth er the tormer course was predicated on an erroneous belief as towbicli side would wiu'!> Whatever may have been tbe cause, the effect is to muzzle the press. What “parties” operated in the late election may be seen by a slight analysis of the vote. Ward three gave 115 for Putnam, 39 for Hayden. Ward four gave 100 for Putnam, 34 lor Hayden. These wards contain nearly all the liquor shops in the city. In Ward live where the remaining one is located aud where both candidates reside, the vote stood 54 Hr Putnam, 99 for Haydeu. Not much discernment is required to see what would have been the result, had the election been uninfluenced by liquor. CajrDinuH. The foregoing communication comes to us from a responsible gentleman of Bath, hacked by other responsible names requesting its pub lieation, and we publish it with not the slight est disposition to interfere with the local alfairs or troubles of our neigidiors. We would preterto keep our columns free from such matters, but the parties feel that they should be beard, and failing to get a bearing at home they ask us to indulge them. And here, least we may do injustice to the local paper of that city, we will say, that none but those who have had experience iu such matters can fully appreciate the embarrass ments under which the conductors of such papers often labor. The field is small, the circulation of the paper is necessarily quite limited, and with tbe united patronage of the whole city thCproprietors find the publication of a daily paper a severe tax upon their time, their energies and (heir means, and can ill afford to do anything that tends to divide the support upon which it is dependent. Defeat ed parties, especially when defeat is believed to have been secured by adtnixture’of improp er meansor influences, unavoidably feel agriev ed and naturally and rightfully perhaps de mand more of such papers, by way of explana nation, than winning parties—a'ways exact ing and possibly overbearing—are disposed to grant uncomplainingly. Under such cir cumstances the editor is often obliged to close bis columns when his own instincts and sym pathies would lead him to do otherwise, llow this may have been in the Bath case we do not pretend to know; we only mention what to ourselves is a well known fact ofex|*erienee,as a possible explanation of the course taken by our Bath contemporary, of which our corre spondent complains. One word more; we are personally acquaint ed with both Mr. Ilaydcn, the mayor for the past year, and Dr. Putnam, the mayor elect, and have ever felt proud to number them on our list of friends. Wo shoujd be unwilling to believe the great interests of the city would sailer in the hands of either. We do not think it any disparagment of the former that a large strata of the iwpulation opposed him for chief executive officer of the city; we are equally unwilling to believe the support which the latter received from the same class is evidence of his unsoundness or infldelity to the best interests of the city. Few men iuthe city are more personally popular; he has very lew ene mies, and as long as we have been familiar with men and parties in that city we have known that the ticket headed by his name was hard to heat. The Paraguayan War.—The London 'Tiwics of the gist ult., in its city article says: “The advices from Brazil ami Buenos Ayres by the French mail encourage some hope that the Paraguayan war may be approaching its termination. 2,0o0 needle guns had been is sued to the Biazilian and Argentine troops, and hail been found very efficacious. The re spective American Ministers at Kio, Buonos Ayres, and the Paiaguayan camp had simul taieously proffered the uiediatioif r,t the United States, an offer mote likely to be use ful than any that could be made ln.ni Europe in the same direction.” Kaaagh nail Nmoolh. An idea is widely prevalent—it must bare originated in the brain ol a blockhead—that the careful observance of polite forms, the mere outward graces and courtesies which ex hibit themselves in the manner of a gentle man, aicol no sort of censequence, provided the man has the essential element* ol the gen tlemanly character. As If these graces and courtesies were really anything cbeb.it the appropriate outward expression of those in ward essentials. The fact that the outward form is sometimes counterfeited by men who have no claim to the character they assume does not affect the truth (of this position, any more than the existence ol countei leit gold coin destroys the value of a genuine double eagle. The people who advocate this idea are very fond of drawing the contrast betw een one of these sham geullemen and the rough, uutulor ed, but true-hearted child of nature who nev er fails those who trust in liuu. “Oh!" they say, “I don't care how rude the speech or how blunt the manners; it is the spirit of the man I look at,” Ac.; all of which might be very good it it were a question of choice lielweeu these two. But they leave out of sight all recognition of the tael that the well-bred man is quite as likely to he an honorable, manly, humane and Christian matt as if he had the manners appropriate to the Australian hush, or the refitted locality of Pike's Peak. It may be very true that an hottest manliness of char acter even united with a tough and tilde ex terior is better than artificial graces overlying a nature base and mean; but it does not fol low that there is any thing incompatible be tween manliness and polish. To imply that there is any such incompatibility Is merely a piece of popular humbug, intended to Hatter tite self-complacency of the rude and unpolish ed by holding up the idea that their rudeness is an evidence of superiority, a merit to lie ap plauded. It is time we had doue with this sort ol clap-trap, the effect of which is simply pernicious. We are all of us ruffe enough, ungracious enough, careless enough of ti e pleasant courtesies aud social amenities which soften and smooth the rough pathway of file; and it is the very stupidity ol folly to preach disregard of these tuiuor morals of file as something meritorious. The essential ele ments which go to make up the true gen’le meu are, indeed, to he found in the mind and heart of the man; hut if these fail to liud their natural and graceful expression in his manners, they arc not uuiy stinted in their de velopment, but defrauded of their legitimate influence and effect. The Boston ltecorUcr, discoursing the other day upon “Ciiiistlan po liteness,'’ said “many a zealous Christian has mined ius influence by being a boor,” and many an honorable, kindly and humane tuau given needless aud unintentional pain by lias bis clumsy disregard of the mere courtesies and outward amenities which these Spartan teach ers advise us to ignore. The true gentleman is one in whom the essential elements of a manly and generous character express them selves naturally and harmoniously in graceful actions. Anything less than this foils short of the true sffutdard, and is to just that exteut unworthy of imitation. Nrw llanapMhirr Itt u*. Portsmouth, N. Ii., March 11,1807. Some little preparation has been made lor shipbuilding, hut nothing in compi^ison to what there would be it tbc t'utuie looked bright. The Portsmouth Steam Mills are doing a first-rate business; plenty of operatives at re duced prices. A general renovation is io take place on the City Hotel, which has been without an occu pant since last tail. The hay bshennen have, as a whole, been fortnnate this winter. Preparation is being made to lit out a larger number of vessels (or l>a.v fishing than usual. Les3 building is expected than usual. Car penters and masons arc looking abroad for work. A movement Is made by the towns in Rock ingham county to see if they will dispose of their town farms and have all of the paupers supported at a county institution. If a vote for that measure meets the approval of the voters, probably that institution will be locat ed -near Newmarket .Junction. Business Is very quiet. Farmers bring in their produce, but do not find a ready market, and are glad to barter it lor goods, One of the enterprising com dealers here has put in a mill for g; lulling com in the back part of his store, which turns out four hun dred bushels per day, and by that means he has lieeu able to take tho lead in the meal business. The manufacturers of peat for fuel liai c come to grief, it being a poor paying business. A vigorous onset is to 1* made on the mm - sellers at the nest criminal term ot the S. J. Court___—Steve. Recent Pnbliealinns. The Diamond Cross; A Tale of American So ciety. Bv William Barnet Phillips. VJmo. pp, .154. New \ oik; Hilton & Company. Who Mr. Barnet Phillips may be, we blush to say we cannot tell, us we have never heard of him before. But lie has given us a book, the unutterable and stupeudous silliness of which Is enough to surprise one even in these days when silly books abound. The class of ideas which it advocates, foolish as they are, did, ten years ago, find some adherents, but to-day they arc not only silly but obsolete-. The War of tlie Rebellion has scattered them to the winds; they are exploded with gunpowder. This writer does not seem to have heard of the rebellion, or of any of tho events of the last six years. . He dilates in the old strain which we all lemember on tho beauties ami benefits of American slavery; stigmatizes abolitionism as ibe “ioul offspring of the bloody French Revolution," and talks glibly of the superiority of Southern institu tions over those of the North for the produc tion ot ilutetmen, quite oblivious of the fact that the much vaunted statesmanship of the South hasouly succeeded in bringing that sec tion to political, financial and social ruin. The story is clumsy; the “American society” de scribed has not, and n jver did have any exist ence; the characters are without interest or verisimilitude, and the style is so slovenly that one cannot read throe sentences without light ing upon blunders which any intelligent school boy would be ashamed of. Wo are at a loss to discover any good reason which the hook h:is for being in existence at all, and we should not have wasted even this amount of space upon it had not the very excess ofils stupidity lilted it to the dignity of a curiosity. Should any read er desire to examine tho thing for himself he will find it for sale by C. R. Chisholm & Broth er 'Ml Congress St., and G.T. Depot. The Maine Normal for March. Tho Nor mal continues to deserve well of the Edu cational profession. In this minds r Jacob Abbot has a capital article on tho “Influence ot Commendation," and the little essays on \\ hispering in School,” “Teaching Geogra phy and the “Composition Class,” are of prac tical importance to every teacher. Two ar ticles on the Boston Schools, ami the Report ol the Legislative Committee on Education after visiting the Normal School at Farmington, make up the principal contents of (he num ber. The Editor, in notes “On tho Way, speaks very handsc niely of tlie teachers of Portland, and particularly of Mr. A. P. Stone of the High School and Messrs. O. B. Stone; Taylor and Buck, of the Grammar Schools. The High School, the Normal says is too large. As the average attendance during the last term was 120 boys and 1WI girls, we think the Normal is right. It lias been intimated that the Normal needs more “contributions” from teacher.;. In tho fo,m of subscriptions we dare say they would be welcome and useful. In any other form, voluntary contributions are not apt to be worth I much. Tlie Normal ought to have a support which would justify it in engaging and paying a corps of regular contributors large enough to supply two-thirds of the matter needed.— No magazine ever did achieve a great success in any other way, and we firmly believe none ever will.