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U published it No. 82j EXCHANGE 8' REKT,
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From the New York World.
Owr Future Naval Power.
We stated the other day that the Navy De
partment had contracted with the shipbuilder!!
and iron manufacturers of the country for the
construction of a sufficient number of iron-clad
vessels, to be completed by autumn, to render
the United States one of the strongest naval
powers on earth. The invention of the Moni
tor and the conflict at Hampton Roads marked
an era in the naval history of this government
The service of the Monitor to the country will
have been sufficient if it ends with having ac
complished the great result of leading the na
tion to understand the neressitv of* mrktia (in.
merous and powerful navy, anil with teaching
us the lesson of the superiority of iron over
wood as a material of building in ever) import
ant requisite of attack or defense. The people
cannot complain now of any inactivity in the
Navy Department in the matter of building a
navy. It is not generally realized, perhaps,
although the filets have been casually publish
ed here and there for the last two'or three
months, what vast preparations are going on
in our midst in t his direction. It is a fact t hat
almost every large available establishment in
the country for the construction of iron-clad
vessels Is now being worked night, and day
with the greatest, activity. We give below a
definite description oflwelve such vessels that
are now building, in addition to the Monitor,
Galena, and Naugatuck. A number of them
will be ready by the first of August, and they
will all be comiiieted during the autumn.
Some of them will be of a more formidable
eharifter than any now afloat in either hemis
phere. We shall be by autumn the most pow
ful nation oo the gloia* in the matter of an iron
clad navy. The whole magnificent resources
of our country in the building of such vessels
have been called into use. The Department
lias spoken the word, and an armor-clad navy
lias been evoked with a rapidity that would fie
impoaaible In any other country, and that is
marvellous here. The special object of the
government in this movement—aside,of course,
from the paramount necessity, now so keenly
felt, of possessing a navy worthy of the nation
—b, to be provided with the means of main
taining its authority in southern waters when
the armies of the rebellion shall be dispersed
and when there is no further need of any large
land forces. The South is vulnerable in all
parts of her territory to the approach of gun
lioats, and, with every important point com
manded and every avenue ofapprosch and pen
etration guarded and patroled by Union ves
sels, the plan of carrying on a guerrilla war
fare in the swamps, which is now relied on as
a last resort, will bo absurd, and impossible of
execution. For those implacable secessionists
who, tbr the sake of a miserable principle,
would spend their lifetime in mire and marsh,
nobodycould wish them a more appropriate
fate. Their fair lands that lie upon the sides
of the fertilizing streams will bud and blossom
again under the old flag, and it matters little
how long a few desperate rebeb court the so
ciety of alligators. The avenues of commerce,
the sources of wealth and prosperity, the
thoroughfares of communication w itii the out
side world, will inevitably, through federal do
minion,be commanded by invincible Union iron
clads, that will fear neither the navies that sail
In the ocean outside, or the malcontents that
nurse a vain hate among the interior marshes.
[Here follows a list of the iron-clad vesseb
in process of construction, with the names of
tueir builders and the places where building.]
Capt. Ericsson lias contracted with the gov
ernment to build six new Monitors. They
will he constructed on the general plan of the
Monitor, though it is unnecessary to state that
in the building of new vessels each one will
have peculiarities of its own. TTiey will Ik*
much more powerful than the Monitor, though
built on the same principle. Some of them
will be about 300 feet in length, while the Mon
itor is only 170 feet long—a difference of 130
feet In favor of the new ones. These will he,
by far the. most imwerful vessels on the ocean.
It is not deemi*d exjiedient to publish the de
tails of their plan now, but is sufficient to know
that a vessel of this size, anne.il with a l.Vinch
gnn, throwing a shell of a thousand pounds
weight, could very easily sink the Warrior or
flloire. Each will be of 1.0S5 tons burden,
1,450 tons displacement, and 11 feet, draft.
They will be armed with two 15-ineh gunsgmd
the contract price is $400,000 each. Several
deficiencies in the Monitor will lie rectified in
these liaUeries, the pilot-house being placed
on the revolving turret, and veutillaliou pass
ing through the roof of the latter instead of
through the dark. The turrets are 21 feet in
diamuter, and 11 inches thick—which is 3
Inches thicker than the Monitor's. Their
speed will Ik* ten miles per hour. The plates
are being rolled in Maryland and Pennsylva
nia. All tile rest of the iron for frames,
fastenings, Ac., Ac., amounting to several thou
sand tons, is Is'ing made by Corning, Winslow
A Co., ami the Rensselaer iron Company, at
their works in Troy. Four of the vessels are
to Ik* completed by tbe 1st of August, and t wo
by the Hrst of.September. Some twenty-eight
hundred men are at work upon these six ves
sels, and it is confidently believed by the eon
tractor- that they will have them completed
within the stipulated time.
The m hole six an* intended for sea service
as well as for the protection of’harbors. It is
a mistaken idea to supiKise that these vessels
are unfit for long voyages. The mil of the
Monitor to Hampton Roads, as far a.- it proved
anything, seemed to vindicate the opposite as
the troth. There were some difficulties with
trilling matters, such as the water breaking
over the smoke-stack ami leaking through the
deck, but otherwise the Monitor proved Iter
self a good sea-going lsiat. Captain Ericsson
claimed lor tier that she could live in a sea
where any other vessel could live, as she is
constructed on the principle of the life-boat,
ami we have not heard of anything to invali
date the truth of hb theory in regard to her.
Nothing has happened yet to demonstrate
that the Monitor could not make a voyage to
EurojK.* with perfect safety, although we don’t
know that any such ability is claimed for her.
The greatest difficulty would Is; that the crew
would have very dark and close quarters in
the cabin. The models of the new Monitors
an- slightly altered to make them much better
sea boats, and to give them greater speed. They
will be propellers, like the Monitor, with deck
close to the water-line.
The World gives a detailed description of
Whitney’s new gunboat, now going up at the
Dry Dock Iron Works, and of those in pro
cess of construction at Jersey City, Boston,
Brooklyn and Philadelphia, but the details
are almost purely technical, and differ so
slightly from those given above, that we do not
think it worth while to copy them. The fol
lowing is interesting, relating to
The impossibility of firing a missile from the
Monitor of sufficient weight to break through
the sides of such a vessel as the Merrimac, led
to the building of the new vessels of a size that
would obviate any such difficulty. The Moni
tor had 11-inch guns, firing shells weighing 1«!>
pounds with about 12 pounds of powder. New
guns, of a size that has never been used before
in naval warfare, are being now constructed at
Fort Pitt, Pa., for the new gunboats, and seve
ral of them have arrived at the Brooklyn Navy
Yard. One of them at the yard, alone weighs
17,202 pounds. The Scientific American speaks
of this class of guns as follows:
“The total length of each will be thirteen
feet five Inches; depth of bore a hundred and
thirty Inches; diameter of Imre fifteen inches;
greatest diameter forty-eight inches; diameter
at the muzzle in the rough thirty-eight inches.
This muzzle, however, is to be turned off to
twenty-six and a half inches, and from thence
taper up to nothing at the lew line (a line
struck through at the base of the cylindrical
bore.) The thickness of metal outside of the
bore at the Irase line will be sixteen and a half
inches; from this line to the outside of the cir
cle it will be twenty-four inches. A small ta
pering gas chamber will bo fonned behind the
Imre at the tvise line, a hole one-IUth of an inch
will Ire drilled one inch l*ack from the centre-,
then carried straight up the top forming the
vent. These guns, when finished, will not only
bc the largest hut the treat and most beautiful
navy guns in the world. They are not to be
cast solid, as has been usual with navy guns
heretofore, but they will Ire cast hollow and
cooled upon ( apt. Iiodman’s principle. It
would Ire impossible to obtain a good sound,
solid easting of such a size, hence the necessi
ty for casting hollow. Under Major W. Wade,
ex|K-riment» were made with an K-inchColum
Iriad cast solid at Fort Pitt works, and another
cast hollow, and cooled inside with water; also
with two 10-inch Columhiads, one made solid
and the other cast hollow, each pair having
boon cast from the same metal and furnace.
The result showed the hollow cast guns to be
much the strongest.
“Each of the Monitor class of vessels armed
witli them will be able to hurl shot weighing
42b pounds, which is nearly three times the
j weight of tire round shot tired from the largest
Armstrong guns yet made for the British
Masonic*—Historical Address.
The following historical Address was deliv
ered by W. Master Moses Dodge, of Portland
Lodge, in the City Hall, on the occasion of the
Masonic celebration:
Brother Masons:—The time, the occasion
and the circumstances connected with it, have
conspired to tiring me la-fore you as one of the
s|s-akers on this memorable day. The princi
ples, tin- teaching, the design aiid the mission
of Free Masonry, you arc not to learn from tne.
It is my province simply to give you in the
few moments allotted me some of tile historical
facts and chronological dates connected with
the introduction of Masonry into what is now
the (State of Maine, and its progress and pros
perity here. In doing so I must of necessity
bring to your nottce Old Portland Lodge No.
1, (formerly the “Lodge at Falmouth” or “Fal
mouth Lodge,”) as a representative of which
I have the honor of appearing before this aug
ust assemblage.
Ancient Falmouth, the seat of the first char
tered Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in
Maine (then a part of the old Commonwealth
of Massachusetts,) originally included the city
of Portland and the towns of Cape Elizals-lh,
Falmouth and Westbrook. The |M>puIation of
Falmouth in 1782 I ant not able to ascertain.
A note w ritten on part of the hack of a letter
by Parson Smith, Sept. 27, 1750, states that on
the Neck (now Portland proper) there were
“13® houses and 22 double families, in all 108
families.” From this data, the historian of
Portland, Hon. Mr. Willis, fixes the population
Of the Neck at that period at 000. In 1704 the
population of Falmouth, by a census taken that
year, was :4770, and that of the Province of
Maine 54,020.
. The year 17(i2—between these dates—occu
pies a prominent position in our minds to-day,
but I am not able to And any historical fact
connected with our Order during that year.
The records of the Falmouth Lodge show
that, on the 20th day of March, 17«2, and of
Masonry 5752, the {tight Worshipful Jeremiah
(Iridley, E*q., Grand Master of the Ancient
and Honorable Society of Free and Accepted
Masons in North America, grauted to several
brethren of the society residing in Falmouth,
in the.county of Cumberland, within the Prov
ince of Massachusetts Bay, in order that “Ma
sonry might increase ail'd flourish in those
parts,” a warrant or constitution, nominating,
ordaining, constituting and appointing our K.
W.and well-beloved Bro. Alexander Boss. Esq.,
to be the first Master of the Lodge at Falmouth,
• “—r” " ' wu ur
run together, form them into a regular lodge,
choose Uieir Wardens and other officers, and
so*nmially, to receive members and exercise
all the prerogatives of a chartered lodge.
This Deputation, as it is termed in Uie lan
guage of that day. having been in “abeyance”
by reason of the "business of Bro. Alexander
Boss, Esq., being great, und his infirmities
greater,” in December, 17118, a petition was
forwarded to the K. W. John Kowe, Esq.,
Grand Master of Masons for North America,
for a renewal of the Deputation, and on March
80,1769, aud on Masonry, 57(H), "It. W. John
Kowe, Esq., Provincial Grand Master of the
Ancient and honorable Society of F. and A.
Masons for nil North America, where no other
Grand Master is appointed,” “by virtue of the
great trust, power and authority rejiosed in
him by his Grace the R W. Henry Somerset,
Duke of Beaufort and G. M. of Masons,” did
renew the Deputation to congregate the Breth
ren of Falmouth, form them into a regular
Lodge, with Win. Tyng, Esq., as their tirst
M aster, and empowered them to exercise ail
the ilowers und prerogatives of a chartered
It is a matter of regret Uiat the names of the
tirst ]M‘titioners for a deputation or constitu
tion are not on record. There were eleven
names signed to the petition for the renewal of
it in 17t!S; seven of these wen-present, togeUi
er with four members of the Grand Lodge of
New Hampshire, (of whom the only surviving
one is Brother Andrew Pierce of Dover, N.
U., aud whom I am glad to say is in our city
to-day,) with R W. Brother Win. Tyng. Mas
ter, ami one other brother, not a petitioner, at
a meeting held May 8, 17HI, at which time the
subordinate officers w ere tilled,a committee on
by-laws appointed, &c.
This, then, is the early history of Uie intro
duction of Masonry into Maine, und the pres
ent year completes one century since a depu
tation or c harter was granted ibr a lodge wiUi
iu its past jurisdiction.
1 presume I shall lie pardoned if, in thiseon
ncction, 1 add u lew brief statistics of this
Lodge, which changed its title to Portland
Lodge when Falmouth Neck was named Port
land. It kept up its organization from this
early dale, with the exception of an interreg
num from December, 1807, to March, 181 i,
when its charter remained in the archives of
the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts through
the curly days of the Revolutionary war and
the still darker days of tin: Morgan-Anti-Ma
sonie, political crusade.
It has had 28 Masters, and has initiated more
than 875 candidates into the mysteries of Free
Masonry, and although it has contributed its
quota of inemliers for two other flourishing
Lodges in our city, it returned to the Grand
Lodge the present year 200 members.
Masonry in Maine, from its first introduc
tion, has made a healthy progress, and not
withstanding that many of our Lodges were
located in towns with a small population, aud
the bitter and unrelenting persecution they
suffered a few years since, I believe J am cor
rect in stating that all ol the Lodges chartered
previous to 1830 have resumed work and are
in active operation, with four exceptions.
We have five Lodges in the State, whose
charters date in the 18th century—all in active
operation—Portland, Warren, Lincoln, Han
cock and Kennebec.
All Lodges chartered previous to 1820 were
under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of
Massachusetts. On the 1st day of June, 1820,
consent of the Grand Iaalgc oi* Massachusetts
having been obtained for the organization of an
independent Grand Lodge in the State of
Maine (formerly a Province of Massachusetts)
and for a just division of the charity and oth
er fiinds of the institution, Representatives
from 24 Lodges met and proceeded to organ
ize said Grand Lodge, and M. W., Hon. Win.
King, Esq., first Governor of the State, was
elected its first Grand Master. On the day
following, June 2, M. W. William King was
introduced into the hall, received and saluted
in due form, and on taking the chair delivered
an address, which 1 cannot forbear incorporat
ing into these brief remarks.
The address was as follows:
^ “It- W. and W. officers and members of this
Grand Lodge: In the circumstances under
which I have appeared before you to enter up
on the office to which you have been pleased
to elevate me, I can do little more, at this time,
than express my acceptance of the trust, and
say to you that according to the best of my
ability I will endeavor to discharge its duties.
It would have been much more agreeable to
me, at least for the present, to have appeared
in the Grand Lodge only as a private Brother:
but as Masonry teaches us to regard the duties
we owe to God aud the community as para
mount to all others, I will endeavor to perform
them by attending to the wishes of my breth
ren rather than gratify my own.”
Such was the address of our first G. M. in
this State. Since that date we have had 20
Grand Masters, many of them w ell beloved
many of them gone to the Grand Lodge above
—but among them all, none, perhajis, whose
memory is more highly cherished than that of
William King.
I have tlius given you in brief a history of
the first Lodge chartered In Maine, with that
of its Grand Lodge. What further I might
say in connection with the part assigned me,
must necessarilly be a rehearsal of dry facta
and figure*.
On Falmouth neck, where 11 Masons peti
tioned for a charter in 1708, we have now three
subordinate Lodges, with an aggregate of 483
members, and probably more than 100 nou-af
filiated Masons.
In 1820, as belore stated, 24 Lodges met for
the purpose of organizing a Grand Lodge for
the State; now- we have 111 chartered, Ac.,
with a membership of more than 6000.
What better statistics can I give you of the
progress of Masonry in Maine, than to point
you to the living assemblage before me, anil
say that here are the devotees of this noble,
charitable, and time-enduriug institution, from
our own Suite, from our parent State of Mass
achusetts, aud from our sister Suites, met here
on this occasion to celebrate the centennial
anniversary of it* introduction into the line
Tree StaU- ? This audience is of age and it
*{K-aks lor itself.
omureu imm our parent state (the Old
Commonwealth), we are happy and gratified
to know that “Auld Lang Sync*’ i» not forgot
ten, and that you have made this social call on
a younger branch of the family, and we are
proud to be able to say to you that the attend
ance of the brethren of our own State, and the
statistics we have given you is good ami suffi
cient proof that we have not been unmindful
of the injunction given in the early ages of the
world, “to be fruitful ami multiply.”
I have not searched the history of our State
to find the statistics of Masonry, as ours is not
a society that courts public notice or applause.
As early as 1774 I’arson Smith, in his journal,
under date Dec. 25, says: “I almost killed my
self in praying at the funeral of Jere Tucker,”
and again under date Dee. 27, “I prayed with
the Freemasons, and had uncommon assist
ance, tlmuk (lod I”
The landmarks and regulations of Free Ma
sonry. and its principles and teachings, .thave
not changed for ages; but some of the' cus
toms of the fraternity, like those of society in
general, change witli the change of time and
the changes constantly going on in this muta
ble world. Some, no doubt, are for the better,
and others for the worse. In the earlier davs
of Masonry in Maine, the festival of St. John
the Baptist, which we are commemorating on
this 24th of June, and that also of St. John
the Evangelist on the 27th of December, were
witli few exceptions, promptly and punctual
ly kept as sacred festivals; and in diet the pro
visions of the charter enjoined it upon the
brethren to keep these and other Masonic feast
days. In latter days this practice lias l>een
much neglected, as we cannot but believe to
tlie injury of the craft. Better, proliahly far
better for us if our social gatherings were
more frequent.
On the other hand, I learn from the records
of Portland Lodge that when then* was no
other in town it was deemed lies! to appoint a
committee to purchase liquors for the use of
the Lodge, at wholesale, rather than pay so
much more money as percentage or as com
missions to retail dealers. Custom lias so
changed tliat for a long series of years last
past, no Lodge in this city, and I presume
none in the State, has found any necessity for
the appointment of such a committee, and 1
believe the change in this respect cannot have
Is'cn injurious to the welfare and prosperity of
tile fraternity.
Were this the proper time and place, I could
irive the date of the charter of in
the State in their chronological order, with
tlieir nuinlier of members, for nearly every
year for the century past, with the names of
their Masters, Ac.
Many of those intimately connected with
the introduction and progress of Masonry in
this State have been men who have occupied
high, proud and honorable |>oeitious in the
commercial, professional and (mlitical world.
Without making any invidious distinction, we
may safely name a Preble, an Oxnard, a Sto
rer, a Hopkins, a Fox, a Swan, a Itackliir, a
Seaver, a Gaboon and a (’ha*-.
Since the organization of our Grand Lodge,
among its officers have been Governors of our
States, one of which was the lamented and much
beloved Dunlap, and many others of ditlcrcnt
professions und occupations whom we can
name with pride. Among the jurists. Green
leaf, Sprague, Fessenden, Washburn, Paine and
Bradford, and last in order of election, but not
least, wc have now at the head of our Grand
Lodge a “Drummond" light in Masonry.
We also find in the list of past officers, Cof
fin, Thompson, Stevens, our old “Father Mil
ler," Nourse, Nichols, Smith, Child, Gerrish
and Chase.
The biography of many of those brothers
would possess intense interest to all of us if
written—in fact, the whole history of the in
troduction of Masonry into Maine; and its
progress is of so much interest to us as a fra
ternity, that at some time not far distant it
must Is' written. That duty will devolve up
on some more able jk-ii than mine. The inci
dents connected with it must form a volume,
instead of a paper, the rending of which must
occupy the space of a few moments only.
It has been said that “brevity is the soul of
wit," and as this cannot lie applicable in that
sense to aught 1 have said, yet 1 feel well as
sured that the unanimous verdict of this audi
ence will Ik> that “brevity” will Ik1 at least one
redeeming quality of these remarks.
Our cotomponudes are noticing the re
ceipt of Godey, Peterson, the Atlantic, and
kindred magazines. The Press can do tiie
right thing by those old favorites.
llEl.toiors ANSIVKitsAitiKH.—The annua
meeting of the Lincoln and Sagadahoc Confer
ence was held at Warren, on the 11 and 12th
of June; that of tile Kennebec Conference und
of the Waldo Conference, on the 10th and 11th
of June. The meetings are said to have pos
sessed great interest for those who participated
in them.
or m*
JOHN T. GILMAN, recently of the Bath Tiicer,
JOSEPH B. HALL, of the Aroostook Herald.
Tho Portland Daily Prerr ia intended to bo
»n enterprising, vigorous and live Daily Morning
Paper, containing tho latest and fullest news by mail
and telegraph.
Is a large, well-filled, carefully edited, and neatly
printed vttklt paper, intended specially for general
circulation throughout the State.
Both of tho above named papers will labor to
inculcate, in no dictatorial spirit, sound political prin
ciples and to promote the material interests of tho
State, and of the City of Portland as its interests
twine with, and are inseparable from, those of the
Politically, the Purse will give an earnest, cordial,
and generous support to the adiuinistrutiou of Area
it a m Lincoln, who in little more than one vear, has
iudelllbly impressed himself upon the nation’s heart
as an incorruptible 'patriot, an inflexible Chief Mag
istrate, and an honest man; the ability of wliose ad
ministration is most signally exhibited, not [Only in
the matchless operations of onr army and navy, but
in the unparalleled iket that, in the midst of this
gigantic rebellion,* our Government securities are
selling at a premium. It will zealously labor to ex
hibit and defend sound Republican principles, and,
inasmuch as political organizations liare become a
necessity in carrying into effect great principles of
political economy, and inasmuch as ,thc Republican
party which, in the brief chapter of its history already
written, has succcssftilly refilled the allegation of its
enemies that its designs and tendencies were sec
tional, and triumphantly (Vindicated its claim to a
just and liberal Nationality, has remained steadfast
in its devotion to the Union while other organizations
have so generally become infected with a disloyal
spirit, and inasmuch as it is the only party which at
present seems competent to conserve the great prin
eiples underlying all free Governments, the Puses
will cordially sustain the organization of that party
not with a design to foster a mere partisan spirit, bat
in the full coniciousness that it embodies tlie true
principles npon_wliich our government rests, end af
fords tbc only available means of accomplishing sucb
results as a lofty patriotism imperatively demands.
It will neither seek nor endorse any compromises
with men in rebellion against tlie laws of the land,
but will inculcate loyalty to the great central idea of
all Irur democracy—that the majority must govern.
Upon tbc exciting question of Domestic Slavery, It
may be proper to say, that while tlie l*nxsa will sanc
tion no Interference with the constitutional or legal
rights or loyal men, it will neither [apologize for an
evil which constitutes the fullest blot unon our
national character, nor attempt to resist the tide of
events that seems destined to sweep from existence
an institution which is the greatest anomaly in a free
government. The emancipation of slavery in the
federal Capital, the co-operation of the Federal with
the loyal State governments, to secure gradual eman
cipation, as proposed by President Lincoln, and all
other constitutional measures looking to a peaceful
removal of our greatest “moral, political and social
evil," will find in tbe Press a gcucrous and hearty
While thus distinctly announcing the general course
proposed for the Prims, and intending that, alike in
war and in peace—in our country’s peril aud in its
triumph, it shall speak with no uncertain voice? we
do not lose sight of the fact that true men hare hon
estly differed, and that, coming by different routes
they now find themselves travelling parallel roads;
and, instead of seeking to widen tbe difference* be
tween those who are required by a common patriot
ism to act in concert, the Prims will labor hopefully
to encourage nnity of purpose and harmony of act
ion amoug all loyal men.
Aside from its political department, the Prims will
be earnestly devoted to the advancement of the best
interests of the city and State. Its Local Depart
ment will in no case be neglected. Particular atten
tion will be given to the Commercial and Maritime
interest*. It will be the aim of its conductors to make
it an indispensable institution of the State, and a ge
nial and welcome visitor in every work-shop, count
ing-house, and family circle. The Editors, not un
known to the people of Maine, will give their undivi
ded energies to the work before them, and labor to
make such a paper as the city of Portland, the State
of Maine, and the exigencies of the times demand—
oue that shall be true to the popular instincts.
Th* Portland Daily Press is printed with en
tirely new type, on a sheet as large as that of any
daily in Maine, and issued every morning. (Sun
days excepted,) at 85 per annum. Subscriptions for
less than *|x months, 50 cents per month.
The Maim State Press, large, neatly printed,
and well filled with the news of the week, and orig
inal and selected Political, Agricultural, Literary aud
Miscellaneous reading, making it specially adapted to
the Fan#iy Circle, will be issued weekly, at 81.60 per
year, idvariably in advance. To any person sending
the names of /renew lubscrihrrt, cash In advance,
an extra copy will be sent gratis.
N. A. Foster, )
J. T. Gilman, j N. A. Foster k Co., Publishers.
J. 11. Hall. )
Portland, May 19. 1862.
The undersigned cordially approve the enterprise
projected in the fosagoing Prospectus, and earnestly
commend the new paper to the hearty support of the
People of Maine.
May, 1862.
K. S. STEVENS, Republican
K. 11. FULLER. Committee.
HENRY P. LORD, Republican
OR KN KING, • City Committc of
JOHN M. STEVEN8, Portland.
£5C*It may not be improper to say by way of ex
planation, that the foregoing Prospectus was issued
originally upon short notice, and without giving time
to hear from all the members of the State Committee
—a majoritg of whom have kindly commended the
new enterprise to the people of the State. This fact
sufficiently explains why other names—held in equal
esteem—are not appended to the foregoing commen
would say to their friends and the public that they
have purchased of Messrs. C11ADBOUKXE & KEN
DALL, their Slock of
lleady»Made Clothing,
Also, their entire interest in M aim feet u ring and Cus
tom Department. Having secured the services of
Mr. J. E. FOLEY, late Foreman aud Cutter for
Messrs C. & h , they hope to merit a fair share of tho
patronage bestowed upou tbeir predecessors.
02 Middle St., appoaiie Peat Office*
June 23, 18G2. 4wdaw
a W’ ANTED—Convenient tenements for the
accommodation of two small families, iu
respectable localities, aud within ten min
utes' walk of the Post Office. Rent not to
exceed from 8160 to 176 per annum.
Address Box 42, Post Office, or apply at the Count
ing Room of the Dailv Press, Fox Block
Portland, June23. ’ distf
Will Commence July 29.
All persons who now subscribe to the Mirror by
payiug 92 shall have a receipt to the close of Volume
XLI—ending July 29,1868—being almost a year<*tul
one quarter.
We are happy to announce Rev. Messrs. Pond,
Shepard, Harris and Smith, Professors In Bangor
Theological Seminary, as stated contributors to the
columns of this paper.
This paper is devoted to the diffusion of moral, re
ligious, educational, and such other intelligence as
pertains to the welfare of society.
Its foreign and domestic news Is made up to the
hour (Monday noon) of going to press, and is suffi
ciently general to meet the wauts of those who txke
no other paper.
The fourth page is appropriated to the most inter
esting Literary, Scientific, and Commercial miscella
ny that can be gathered.
It has a department expressly for Children. It is
intended to be a safe family nuwKpu|x>r: with nothing
to offeud the most fastidious— neither cherishing a
morbid appetite, nor catering to a perverted taste.
We do not claim for it that it is the o/de»t, the lar
gest. the newest, even the best paper in the world: or
that the Church and State would fall without it.
We claim for the Mirror that it Is a ('hristian paper
It aims to be a true reflector of Bible principle an i
practice; and in the correction of moral evils and the
renovation of Society, to hold forth the true remedy.
It can be said of our paper that while its correspond
ence is not meagre, its epitome of news and compact
items of iuterest is inferior to that of no other {taper,
and its abstract of valuable articles in American and
Foreign Quarterlies has supplied a place not filled by
any other religions print.
ff any want a paper that can safely be a companion
on the Sabbath, that gives an unprejudiced view of
public affkirs, that aids to be a transcript of the age
without identifying itself with its errors, that chroni
cles to minuteness religious and revival news, that
holds firmly the doctrines and practice of a protes
tant C hristianity and can be safely put into the hands
of the young, we ask them to take the Christian
This being pre-eminently a Family Jonrnal is one of
the best cltannels lor advertisements relating to Books,
Sales, Legal Notices, and all articles of general con
Weekly papers generally, and especially religious
ones, are less likely to be destroyed than those more
secular—they are read more in ffcrailie* than Dailies—
they are takeu home and preserved, to be examined
at leisure—their contents are more thoroughly scan
ned—and they arc often sent to absent friends to con
vey to those abroad, some idea of the state of affairs
at home.
l’ortlana, May, 1862.
We subjoin some extracts from letters recently pub
lished in our columns.
From Frofcssors in Bowdoin College.
Other pa(wr8. published out of the limits of the
State, are useful; but they caunot be expected to take
the place and to ftilfill all the object* ora paper pub
lished among ourselves. The Mirror is well known
to our religious people, and ha* been conducted by
Mr. Lord, its present editor, with earnest Christian
fidelity, with a high degree of ability, and at the same
time in such a manner as to bring to'light aud to cher
ish those local religious sympathies and interests,which
can be reached only by a pa(»er published In the State.
From Rev. I)r. Chickering.
All necessity for two papers having ceased, we
ought to have one taken in all our churches, as good
as you and a hundred contributor* can make it. The
most patriotic and liberty-loving among us cannot
complain of its tone in these stirring times; and I
nimriimrr «l»u l wwr CUOIIH'IWU IU rCIJ U|H>U
your weekly summary instead of reading so many ex
citing details in the daily papers. You tell us what we
really need to know; and a great many things that
we ought to do.
From Rct. Dr. (arruthers.
It contain* a weekly summary of events written in
a lively style—criticisms, literary and moral, of great
practical value—and such matters of general and de
nominational interest as serve to keep its readers well
'posted up.’ If ministers and other*, at different
points iu our large State, would In* a little more com
municative of local tacts, they would grcatlv increase
its intrinsic worth, and proportionally enlarge its cir
[From Rev. Dr. Tappan.]
In common with many others, I have earnestly de
sired that we might have in Maine, under Die auspices
of onr denomination, but one religious newspaper,
and 1 cannot but hope, that the Mirror, w hich I have
taken from the beginning, and on many accounts
have highly valued, may again secure general support,
and prove iu its future course to be a paper in which
we can all unite. In most of the views expressed in
relation to this subject, bv Professor Pond, in the
Mirror of this week, I fully concur. Your own of
fer “to send it without charge to any who mav be de
sirous of receiving it, till the mcetiug of the June
[State] Conference in Portland," is fair and liberal.—
You will permit me however to inquire whether it
might not be well to send one number at least to every
Congregational minister in the State, who is not now
a subscriber, without waiting for an application, since,
otherwise many way not know that such a proposal
has been made.
From Professors in Bangor Theological Seminary.
From Rer. Dr. Pond.
We obviously need one good religions paper in
Maine; and one (if it can tie made satisfactory.) is
enough. We need it, not only as a vbehicle of Intel
ligence and thought, but for the publication of no
tices, and Dm* accomplishment of various local objects
which can be rescind iu no other way.
• • • I have heou a subscriber for the Mirror
and a constaut reader of it for almost thirty years:—
and though I have seen things in it occasionally
which 1 did not like, (as I do in most other papers,)
still all candid readers must acknowledge that the
Mirror has been, from the first, the steadfast advo
cate of Gospel order and truth, and an important
auxiliary in the great work of enlightening and evan
gelising Maine. I will also say that 1 think the Mir
ror has never been more ably and faithfully conduct
ed than during the last few years. The present editor
devotes time, and thought, and labor to it, and suc
ceed* iu making it (wliat he has shown himself
abundantly able to do) an interesting weekly visitant
to our families and homes.
It should be further considered, that some of the
exciting questions which once threatened to divide
us, an* changing their forms and losing their interest.
They may giv e place to others, for aught we kuow, or
may themselves come up again; but at present we
seem to have got bey oud Diem. The Mirror is an
unflinching supporter of the government of tlw*
United .States in its contest with the slavery rebellion.
It is also a sincere friend to the colond race, and is
ready to unite in all well eousiderod efforts for their
liberation amt advancement—though I am far from
adv ising any one as to wliat, or how* many n<Iigions
papers he shall take, yet 1 will venture'to propose
that we make trial of the Minium. As we ought to
have and mud have one religious paper in the State,
let us take hold of this together; subscribe for it,
write for it, and cudeavor to make it such as our
churches require.
From Professor D. T. Smith.
how desirable on every account, ft seems to me to be
that the Mirror should be well sustained. Nowhere
is the influence of a good religious newspaper more
important than it is in Maine. In no State »a it more
imiMirtant that the Congregational churches slmuld
have an orgau of their own. Nor do I see bow any
reasonable man can ask for a better organ than the
Mirror. Some other papers indeed are enabled to
supply a greater niianlitv of muling for the same
price; but other things being equal, a medium siied
pajier like a medium sized hook, is better than a larger
one. aud I can say in all sincerity, that 1 know of no
paper, large or small, metropolitan or provincial,
w hich, with so little intermingling of what is of a
different character contaius a larger amount or a
greater variety of readable, reliable and every way
valuable matter, original and selected, than the Mir
ror. ltarely do I place a number upon tile without a
distinct feeling of regret in regard to more or less of
what it contains, that I cannot have it in a volume on
my shelves where it will he constantly at hand.
From Rev. Drs. Shepard aud Harris.
Mr. Lord, Dear Sir:—Permit us to express our de
sire that the Mirror may receive the confidence and
support of the members of our churches and Congre
gations in Maine. It is conducted with painstaking
and ability. It is a judicious and earnest supporter
of the doctrine* and polity of our churches, or their
missionary enterprises and their spiritual interests.—
Its religious articles for family Heading are choice. Its
summary of news, though necessarily coudeiised, is
comprehensive and well-digested. The occasions for
difference respecting the application of Christian
truth to civil and social affairs are passing a wav, and
Christian p»*ople are rapidly approaching unanimity;
candor, forbearance aud |«tionce, with the grace and
Iirovidence of God, will enable them to ohtaiu it.—
Juder these circumstances we hope that those who
take a religious paper will make a trial of the Min
ium: and we expect—we think with good reason—
that they will Ik* satisfied with it. A Maiuepaper has
obvious advantage* to Maine people, above one pub
lished abroad, and presents obvious claims to their
support. GKO SHKrAKD,
Bangor, May 12, 1*?2. BA Ml’EL HARRIS.
(Successor to 1*. J. Forristall and Mills k Forestall,
Pocket and Table Cutlery.
28 and 30 Federal and 106 Congress Streets,
1*. J. Forristall can be fouud at the above place.
J une 23. w ly
Summer Retreat,
HENRY M. BRACKETT, • • Proprietor.
OPEN for Genteel Hoarders—three miles
from Portland—within thirty rods of the
OCfun—1with good opportunities tor fishing,
sea-bathing and water excursions. A .Steam
-er runs from Portland daily. Experienced
dnien in attindanc. jo2&4w ^
E. G. Mayo, • • • • Proprietor.
|TIIE subscriber would very respectfully an
nounce to hi* numerous friends, ana the
mblk generally, that during the temporary
compulsory *u*{>en*ion of hi* business he
hed this well-known house anew, and is
now better than ever prepared to wait upon his cus
tomers, and hopes by strict attention to their wants
to merit a continuance of the patronage which he has
hitherto received. E. G. MAYO.
Passadumkeag, June 28.18®. dltwtf
Slimted w C.i,rtH, cwraer mt
Prckle llmin
1BQI THIS it the large.) Hotel In the State, poa
i ' wU •‘•"'•"g nil the modern improvements, and
U2LB B«t cum in every appointment
CII AS. H. ADAMS, Proprietor.
AllYed Carr, ’ • Proprietor,
THE City of Bath ia one of the healthieat
localities on the const of Maine—dellghtfol
Lly situated on the Kennebec, twelve miles
__i (T,>m thcaca, and alTorda one of the moat
viting retreats from the dnat and turmoil of our
large cities.
The .Saoadahock is one of the flneat, most spa
cious. and best appointed Hotels in the State, located
within three minutes walk of the Depot, Steamboat
Landing, Dost Office, Custom House, kc„ being di
rectly in the business centre of the City.
Term* MaderaM by Ike Week er Day.
Bath, Jane 23. 1842. dtf
Borrow, Mam.,
TS the largest and best arranged Hotel in
the New England States; is centrally loca
ted. and may of access from all the route* of
[travel. It contains the modern improve
ments, and every convenience for the com
fort and accommodation of the travelling public.
The sleeping rooms arc largo and well ventilated;
the aaita of rooms are well arranged, and completely
tarnished for families and large travelling perties,
and the honao will continue to be kept as a Brat elaaa
Hotel in every respect.
LEWIS RICE, Proprietor.
Boston, January. 1843. dTmia
hath nnTri
By c. m. Plummer.
*86, W»*m>oTO« 8t., Bath.
#.*Tenna 81 per day. Stable connected
with home.
Bath, Jane 28,1862. dtf
JOHN ROBINSON, Proprietor.
Every Delicacy of the Season
Served np at all hour,.
BROOK TROUT aad oil klada mt GAME
Served to order.
Uf" Frogs Served to Order.
V Meala to Rkoclar Boarder* at Kedneed Ha tea.
Open every Sunday from 8 to 1, and from 2 to t
o'clock. jcSVdtf
• - i#>
IT* All order* promptly attended to, and the
BEST QUALITY OF It E debverad in any part df
the city, at the market rate*. 2w
Crockery Ware, China,
Castors, Spoons, Forks, Car*
and Cake Baskets,
Table Cutlery,
8. B. WAITE.
Manufactured and for Sale by
Journal*, Ledgers, Invoice, Sales, Memorandum,
Cash, Record, Dockets. Letters, Masonic
and Church Collectors Books.
We make to order everv kind of Blank Book used
by Banks, Insurance and Railroad Companies, Ho
tels, Steamboats, Factories and Countiug Houses.
Letter, note. Cap and Record papers. Envelopes—
white and buff. Gold Pens, Steel Pens, ftc., ftc. Ev
ery article at lowest rates. W« Buy for Cash and
Sell Cheat.
66 and 68 Exchange Street.
Portland, June 28,1868. dtf
To Lumber Dealers, Builders, and othara.
THE undersigned hereby give notice that they have
established a
Near tlic* Hurt of Union Street, when' they hone lo he
able to (five nil tin* accoHitmidatitm and diapiatch
which till* nature of the bUMlirs* wilt admit.
attended to aa heretofore.
wnrsuow a t*>ten.
Unrtlaud June 23. 1*12. 8tw4wl
P C) R T L A N I)
Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
THIS Company continue to insure property on
terms as favorable as those of any reliable 'com
All policies upon which six premiums have been
paid, are renewed annually tree of premium to the
policy holder.
Those desiring insurance will do well to call and
ascertain the terms before insuring elsewhere.
Oflcr 108 Middle Street.
CHARLES "llol.DEN. Preside*#.
Edward Shaw, Stxrrt<try.
June 28. cod-Jin
Commenced April Hi A, luflj,
JBQRX I’amcnger train, will leave dally, (Safe
KSBdni excepted) a. follow.:
Augu.ia i<»r Bath, Portland and I tori on, at 11, U A.
connecting at Brnn.wick with the Androeeogetn
Kail road for Lewiaton, Uvenaore Falla, Wilton and
t armington.
Leave Portland for Bath and Angaria at 1.09 P. *.,
connecting at Brnn.wick with the Aadnwcoggin
train, for .lation. on that road; and at Angtuta with
theSomcraot ft Kennebec Railroad for Waterville,
Kendall'. Mill, and Skowhegan. and at Kendall’.
Mill, with the I’rnobaeot ft Kennebee Road for Pitta*
Held, Newport and Bangor; arrivingume night.
Monday Morning and Saturday Evening Trains.
lrain, leavr Augu.ia at 6.30 A. M.. and
Bath at h.«i A M„ for Portland. coaaeetiBg with th*
9.« A. M. train for Lowell and Borion.
Leave Portland on Saturday., at S.tt P. M„ on ar
rival of train from Boston, for Bath and lagaria.
btaoe t on xicTtoaa.
Stage, leave Bath daily (Sunday, excepted) at 1.00
I M...on arrival of traia Bom Portland and Borion,
for W tocRWBpt, DRniRriacotlR, Waldoboro’, Rockland
iimI TlmmRNton.
Stage, leave Aagurta daily (Sunday. excepted! for
lielfRMt, on arrivnl of train from Portland and Boa
Ticket, .old In Boatoa for all the Hatton, on the
Kf*nn«’bcc k Portland, Androscoggin, and Somerset
k Kfiim-lw c Road*.
rreight train, run dally between Angaria and Pori
land. B. H. CUSHMAN,
Manager and Superintendent.
Anguata, April, 1882. junc23dtf
acnacR A BB A ROK—BUT.
Or RRd After Mordat, May A 1881,
-ill leave Portland for Lew—tan
Aud ► armington via Brnnawlck. At 1 P. M
Leave Farmington for Lewiritaa, Bath tad Port
laud. via Brnu.wiek, at 9.16 A. M.
Leave Lew-ton for Bath and Portland via Rrune
wick at 11.46 A. M.
Freight train, dally between Portland mad Lew—.
utaob coaaBcnoBO.
Stage leavee Strickland'. Ferry Taeodaya, Thorn
day. and Saturday., fee Livermore, Canton, Perm
and Dixfleld: returning onporite day..
Stage leave* North .lay for Eaat Dixfleld. Dixfleld,
and Weld, on Tucednya, Thnreday. and Saturday*;
returning oppoaite day..
Stage leave. Farmington or New Vineyard, New
Portland and Kiagfleld. on Wedeewlav. and Satnr
day., returning on Monday, and Friday..
^tajfr*|le*ve Tnrmington daily, for Strang, Avon
Panenger* for th- route will take the earn at the
Portland. Saco ft PorteaMuth. or Kennebec ft Port
land Depot*, in Portland. 8. W. EATON. Snp't.
Farmington Mny 8.18*2. JanetOdtf
Ihethrough tickets
To Cricaoo, Cikcirrati. Ci.Km.AKD, Dxraorr,
Tolxdo. St. Paul, La Crosbb, St. Locta,
New OnLCAKR, or any part of the
Dili W AV
Via Bcptalo, Dmni, aid Riaoaka Fall*.
This road is bsoad ot'son and b provided with
New and Splendid Sleeping Cars,
k US'" Tickets told in Portland at lowest Boston rafts
W. D. LITTLE, Aosjrr,
<>Ree 31 Trrknfr StrtH.
o(rr'Ton can saee money by ^ring ticket, at thb
June 23. dawtf
The splendid and hst Stenmahip
•■CHKSAPF.AKE,” ('aptala Sinner
Caowati.. will aatil Ihrtber notice ran
_as follows:
towns Wharf. Portland, every WEDNES
DAY. at 4 P M.. snd leave Pier » North Elver, New
Tork. every SATURDAY, al 3o’clock. P M
This vessel is ktted sp with hue accommodations for
passengers. making this the most speedv. safe and
comfortable route for travellers between New York
and Maine. Passage *6.00, including Eure and Slate
Goods forwarded by this line to and from Montreal,
Sue bee. Bangor, Bath, Augusta, East port sad St.
Shipper* are requested to tend their freight to tha
steamer before t P. M., on the day that the leaves
em$« "rwrs&affvsw m™,*.
H B. I RUM WELL k CO.. No. 88 Wcwt Street,
Sew York.
Jane 23. 1*3. dtf
Weekly Mail Line.
ON E of the following I ret-etnas, power
ful Steamers: HIBERNIAN, NORTH
VA SCOTIAN—will sail from Quebec every Satur
dav morning, for Liverpool, via lemdonderrv
Passengers leave Portland per Grand Trank Trmlaa
with Cnited States mails, every Fridav, at 1 16 P. M,
connecting with Steamer at Quebec 'every Saturday
Passage to Liverpool. Londonderry or Glasgow:
Third ( last. *30. First Clans, *37 to *83-aasardiag
to accommodation,—which includes tickets on Grand
Trank Railway.
Prepaid and return tickets baaed at reduced raise.
Excursion tickets to the World's Fair, oat and
back. *160.
Apply to Edmonstone. Allan k Co., Montreal, or to
June 23. IW8.dtf
IntaraattoMEl Stmauhip Cnpuy.
On and after April 38, the .Steam
“FOREST CITY" will, until for
_ her notice, leave P. S k P. R. R.
rt, toot of state Street, a* follow*:
Steamer “New Brunswick,“ Capt. E. B. Winches
ter, will leave for Eastfort and St. John every
MONDAY, at 6 o’clock. P. M.
Returning will leave 8t. Joan every THURSDAY
MORNING. at 8 o'clock, for East fort, Portland
and Boston.
Steamer “Forest Cfty,” Capt. E. Field, will leave
for East fort and St. Jorn every THURSDAY at
6 o’clock P. M.
Through ticket* are sold bv this line connecting at
EASTFoaT with stage coaches for Machiae, aad
with Steamer Ooeen for Kobbin*ton. Calais, 8t.
Stkfhbns, and 8t. Andrews, and at the latter plaee
over Railway for Canterbury; from thence per
stage coaches for Woodstock and Houlton, which
is the cheapest and most expcditioul way of reackiag
the Aroostook County.
We also ticket through per Steamer* and Railway*
for Windsor, Halifax, Dioby, Fredericton,
Sussex, Moncton, Shediac, Princb Edward
Island, Pictot, K<nrti Shore of New Bruns
wick, MmiMicui, and Bay dr Chaleur.
June 33. dawtf
Geo. Warren,
sue censor to
l*roprietor of the
Sailing from Liverpool for Boston twice a month.
Steerage Pannage. 830. Also, Agent for New York
and Liverpool Steamship*, nailing from New York
every Saturday, and from Liverpool every Wednes
day.' and calling at Queenstown, Ireland. Cabin
Pannage, 878. 3d Class, 830.
Sight Kill* of Exchange, for XI Sterling and np
wajd. payable at any Bank in Great Britaiu or Ire
land constantly for <*ale.
For Passage Cert ideates, St tamer Tickets, Drafts,
or for farther information, Address,
GEO. WARREN, 99 State Street, Boston, Mass.
Miss E. L. Whittier, • • Principal.
TIIE AUTUMN 8KS8ION will commence Sept.
8th. and Continue 18 weeks.
Prior to July 21st, fall information can be obtained
of the Principal, 349 Congress Street. Hour* from
8 to 1 o'clock, except Saturdays. After that time ap
plication may be made at 40 State Street.
Portland. Juue 23. 1883. 2awlow
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