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VOL- 1- PORTLAND, ME., THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 1, 1863. NO, 163. PORTLAND DAILY PRESS, JOHN T. OILMAN,» JOSEPH B. HALL, I Bditor#* It published at No. 82$ EXCHANGE STREET, in 1*0 X BLOCK, by poster, oilman and hall, Under the firm name of If. A. FOSTE R Ml CO. Terms: The Portland Dailt Press is published every morning. (Sunday* excepted), at 96.00per year in ad vance, to which will be added tweaty-five cents for each three months' delay, and if not paid at the end of the year the paper will be discontinued. Single copies three cents. ltMee of Advertising: Transient Advertisements, 91.00 per square, for three insertions or less; exceeding three, and not more than one week, 91.25 per square; 75 cents per week after. One square every other day one week, ; 91.00; 50 cents per week after. Exhibitions, Ac., under head of Amusements, ft00 per square per week. .Special Notices, 91A0 per square for first week, 91.00 per week after. 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It is rarely that troops, who have been only three months enrolled, are detailed to cover a movement of such importance and delicacy as the evacuation of Fredericksburg by Gen- j era! Burnside's army. How well this duty was performed by the twentieth Maine regi ment, so recently stationed at Camp Lincoln near this city, readers of the Press already know through the graphic letter of our cor- ' respondent, “W.” But the story cannot l>e told too often, while eaeli new pair of eyes : proves observant and furnishes new and iui terestiug details of the action. We are per mitted to publish the following spirited des cription ofthe partoftbe Twentieth in thebat tle from a private letter. We are not|>ermitted to use the writers name; but few, who guess, j will miss it. Cami* opposite Fredericksburg, I Dec. 17th, 18ft-’. ) I know how much you must desire to hear what I have witnessed and experienced during this eventful week. Let me begin by a lew ex tracts from my note l>ook. “Dec. llf/i, 10 ai. Jf. In the saddle, wait ing the word to cross the Rappahannock in front of Fredericksburg. Hooker's Grand Division, closed in inasaeu, coveringthc ground around as far as tlie eye can see. Our flatter ies ojien upon the town—forty-five or fifty shots a minute. We cannot see the river, but are told our engineers are trying to throw a cross the pontoon bridges, and the rebel sharp- ; shooters uuder cover of the town are picking j them off as fast as they appear. Our cannon- I ailing is to shell the rebels out of the city. Their formidable batteries in the rear of the town arc plainly to he seen, but do not reply, i or but rarely. I asked permission to ride to the front a short time ago. and with Mr. Brown lor companion (one would not wish for a better one) with some of the rashness of 1 youth perhaps, we made quite a minute in- j spection of atlairs. Advancing beyond our line of batteries we were fully within the eir- 1 cle of sharp-shooting operations. But the re sult repaid the risk. From the famous Lacey House, directly opposite Fredericksburg anil I should think almost within pistol range, t lie scene (let the word include sounds as well as sights) was grand beyond anything I ever witnessed, or expected to witness. The flame and smoke, the thunder and scream of artil lery, the shells bursting in the city; the bridge * of boats half done; the rebel sharpshooters running from the shells, and rallying to the front again; here and there a huge iiontoon, whose weight 1iad broken its carriage, lying like a stranded whale; and on tlie other hand a train of ambulances full of wounded, slowly winding its way to the rear; before us the beautiful city, on Are in a dozen places, col umns of smoke streaming into the sky. and lurid bursts, where some enormous shell had lifted a brick buildiug in the air, ground to dust: behind us glittering in the sunlight our countless host—it was a scene not given to ev ery one to see. Antietam was not anywhere equal to it, because more extended; this is gathered into one focus. i/rt. Ate.—.iui n-auj jci , iiKm*u nearer, however, and waited yet another day. “Dee. 13.—The day ojieus with sharp mus ketry, followed by a spirited artillery tire.— Griffin's Division is drawn up near the head of one of the pontoon bridges, in full view of the engagement, waiting the critical moment to “go in.’’ Line after line advances to the , very crest of the hill before the rebel batteries and rifle pits, checked each time by tiie iu- ; tuTe of the ground and the strength of tiie entrenchments, no less than by the awful tire that seems to scorch them from the hillside. I I see tears in the eyes of many a brave man looking on that sorrowful sight, yet all of us are eager to dash to tiie rescue.” Ko more ol note hooka now—other work now. Griffin is In motion. The hour is come! ! It was, perhaps, two or three o’cloek. The 1 rebels could see us perfectly well, and had the range of the Bridge and roads through which we had to pass, .shot and shell were plunging and burstiug around us all the way. We kept under eover of the city as well as we could, though every street was raked by canuon shot. Emerging at last in rear of the town, and in front of tiie Are, we halted, under the partial ] cover of a slightly rising ground, hut precise ly in range of the hottest Are, to form our line. The dead and wounded lay thick even here, and fragments of limbs were trampled under foot. Some of our own men fell here. Sud- I deniy two new batteries opened; it seemed as if the ground were bursting under foot, and I the very sky were crashing down upon us; the bullets hissed like a seething sea. In the 1 midst of the hellish din we heard tiie bugle call the “3d Brigade.” I was standing with tiie Colonel, in front of the colors. He glanc ed up at the batteries—“God help us now I" said lie, “take care of the right wing! For ward, the Twentieth!” and forward it did go, in line of tmttle. smooth as a sunset parade, in face of that terrifle cross-tire of cannon and jifle, and underneath the tempest of shell, its gallant commander in the van. For some rea son the two regiments on the right or our brigade did not advance with us, and our right wing consequently took the flank Are, ns well as; the torrent it breasted in front. On we charged, over fences and through hedges, over bodies of dead men jmd living ones, past four Une» that were lying on the ground, iii get out of the way of tiie Are, on to that deadly edge, where we had seen so much desperate valor mown down in heaps. We moved jn front of tiie line already engaged, and thus covered, it was enabled to retire. Then, on tiie crest of the hill we exchanged swill and deadly volleys with the rebel infaiHrv belore us. Darkness had now come on, and the firing I slackened, but did not cease. We felt that we must hold the posiitou, though it was a des perate thing to think of. For the rebels know ing the ground, might think us in the dark ness. and to lie found under tbeir very guns at daylight would be offering ourselves to de struction. To retire however was to exoose the whole army to defeat. So we lay on’ the trampled and bloody field. Wet and cold it was too, aud we hud no blankets—the officers, I mean. Little sleep we hud then aud there,I assure you. Our eyes and ears were open. We could hear the voices of the rebels in their lines, so near were they, and could see many of their movements. I did sleep though, strange as you may think it. in the very midst of a heap of dead close beside one dead man. touching him, possibly—the living and dead were alike to me. J slept, though my .ears were filled with the cries nud groans pf the wounded, nnd the ghastly races of the dead al most made'a wall around me. It was very cold in the night, and we suffered. Mr. Brown and I wandered over the field hoping to find a blanket or an overcoat on some dead man, but others had been before us. Once, on such an errand perhaps, or it may lie to find some friends, a mail came and lifted our coat-capes from our faces,peering into our eyes, thinking we were dead. The morning broke—Sabbath morning— calm, silent, serene. There we lay, a little handful, in a slight hollow on the hillside, and only thus protected from the hallostps and rilies that swept the crests before us and lie jiind ns too. No man could st.knl. without be ing shot down; troops ordered to our relief could not come up without being annihi lated ; the aids that sought to bring us orders, riding at foil sjieed had their horses shot from under them the instant they reached the crest behind us. The enemy tried to dislodge us by shell, hut they did not succeed in bursting them exactly over us. and the allot that swept the two crests, just skimmed over our heads, if we kept down. Next they sent three or four hundred skirmishers to get a position on our flank under cover of a ravine, and we had to build a breastwork ill the midst of their tire, aud under this shelter we succeeded in driv ing them off witli our rifles. We kept up the firing all day, in momentary expectation of some desperate attack, but resolved not to flinch in that fiery ordeal. At last, on the second midnight, having been in that hell of fire lor thirty-six hours, an or der came that we were to’ be relieved. But our dead lay around us, and we could not leave them thus. “We will give them a star light burial," it was said: but Heaven ordain ed a more sublime illumination. As we bore them, the forms of our fallen heroes, on frag ments of boards fora from the fences by shot and shell, to their honored graves, their own loved North lifted her glorious lights, and sent her triumphal procession along the arch that spanned her heavens. An Aurora Borea lis, marvelous in beauty. Fiery lances and inuiwin vi iMUHu. <uiu iwtint', columns oi pcany light, garlands and wreaths of gold—all point ing and lieckoniug upwaid. Helming scene! \\ ho would die ;i nobler death, or dream of more glorious burial ? Dead for their coun try's honor, and lighted to burial by the meteor spieudors of their Northern home! Tlien mak ing sure that our wounded had all lieen gath ered, cold. wet. and battle-worn, wc entered the town, aud bivouacked for a few hours on the pavements. Once then before morning we bail to rally to re|>el a night attack. After so great labors we expected a short relief, that we might be ready Ibr another and victorious charge. But in the morning we were ordered to prepare immediately for ac tion again, aud had scarcely fallen asleep on the next night when our brigade was called to antis, and iu darkness and silence we marched over that tatal field once more. Hero among the thick strewn dead, and scarcely to be dis tinguished from them, we found a few of our troops lying flat on their faces, aud fairly trembling with tcarftil apprehension. Aud in deed It w as a more thrilling and harrowing business to lie creeping around in that dark and dange rou* place, where yon could not see whether a man was friend or foe, only two hun dred yards from the enemy's works, amidst all tile ghastly relics of the slaughter, than any thing we had experienced More. Our friends informed us in tones not calculated tore-ussure our feelings, that the relict* were in plain sight extending their rifle pita close up to us, that a whole brigade had lieen "rushed off"’ from that spot a short time before, aud that a new bat tery had lieen placed there the night liefore so as to sweep ns from the ground at daybreak, and they bade us gisul bye, saying that we could not stay there two hour*. Hut ottr or der was simple and stern—“Hold that ground nt nit hnzanbi!” Our regiment was Imre alone; the others were out of sight to the right and left. We felt that something was at stake, and creeping cautiously up to tlie very edge of the rifle pit« we collected a few picks and spades that had lieen brought there, and used them with a will, you may be sure. We protected ourselves as' well as iiossible by throwing up little breastworks, and sinking pits, to bold only a lew men each, so that a shell or cannon shot striking iu one would kiil only the few that were in it. Often we were interrupted by alarms, and were tired on when ever seen; but just as we had nearly complet ed our w ork a hurried order came to retire iu perfect silence, and re-eros* the river with all possible dispatch, as our force* hail evacuated the city! We had been sent out to hold the front while they retired. So we quietly with drew, picking our way among the sharp bayo nets, and stumbling over dead bodies that lay in heaps around, and wound our way back ov er the pontoon bridge which had been strew n with earth to deaden the sound of our march, once more north of the llappalmimock. This was our part in the battle of Freder icksburg—disastrous, as it proved, though we did not suspect that the battle was given up until the order came to retire, aud we brought off our gallant little regiment that luid so no 1.1 V xliwul Hus Irlnl irUimilt llnnin.s • treated or tiiuched, or even hesitated in the face of a tempest of death, its ranks thinned, but still unbroken; it* colors still afloat, llio' the golden crest was shot away, and the blue field rent by many a ball. Nor did we mur mur, though drenched with rain, and having no shelter, obliged to lie on the ground or lean against a tree (as 1 did) until the murky daylight showed us where we were. You notice that we passed some hour* in Fredericksburg city. It was a strange sight for this age—so completely battered by shell— from both sides, remember; the inhabitants all gone; the houses, with scarcely an excep tion, broken open; and everything, left evi dently in tile greatest haste, perfectly exposed to onr whole army. Yet it was far more the effect of the shot than of violent hands, that everything was in such confusion aud expo sure. I saw no ruthless or malicious destruc tion. What our men tranted for use and could carry, they took with perfect freedom; but I assure you no wanton mischief was done there under my eye. Of course many valuable things must have been taken away; hut you must remember that the rebels were throwing shell into the town all the time we were there, and would undoubtedly have de stroyed the place. I do not attempt to palli ate the possible charge of pillage. 1 simply deny it, and think that our men showed a great deal of forbearance, considering that the houses had been used as a cover for rebel sharpshooter*, and tiiat they were shelling the town more or less all the time. We made our regimental headquarters ill a house, and did not displace nor disturli anything; but rebel shells struck the house more tlian once during our stay, aud, if any damage was doue there they did it. 1 have giveu you, not a brief, but a hasty ac count of our doings and suffering*; it is all I can find time to give, and it may be of inter est to you. Let me add that our men behav ed gallantly, and we gained a good name, both from our own companions, and from the rebels whom some of us afterwards conversed with. None of our officers were wounded. A rifle hall, that had struck the crest of the hill and lost most of its momentum, grazed my right ear but made no wound. Our loss was four killed, thirty-two wound ed, (two of them missing, perhaps dead) and one (I)r. llersoin) taken prisoner on onr hur ried evacuation. Wc arc now in our old camp of a fortnight ago, preparing for new adven tures, or for winter quarters, or for anything to which we afe ordered. !_INSURANCE._ Mutual Life Insurance. New York Life Insurance Comp',, Established in 1845—Net Capital over TWO MILLIONS AND A QUARTER. THIS Company has paid since its organization to Widows, Orphans and Creditors or the Assured, upwards of Twelve Hundred Thousand Dollars. It is one of the Oldest, Safest and most Successful Lift* Companies in the United States, and affords to fersons wishing to participate in the benefits of Life insurance, advantages not excelled, and in some re* specta not equalled by any other iu this country. Strict Economy—Care in its Risks, and Safe Invest ments, characterize its management. It is a purely mutual company, all its profits being divided among its members annually. Iu addition to all the various forms of WhOlk Life. Short Term, Endowment and Annuity policies which it issues, we invite special attention to a netc feature in Lite Insurance introduced by this Company some two years since, viz: tiie issuing of Life Policies not subject to Forfeiture, and upon which the premiums cease at the end of ten years, whereby under any and all circumstances the money paid cannot be lost, but the original design of ^ the assured be attained, either iu whom or in part, in exact proportion to the amount of nremium paid No better evidence is needed of the prosperity and 1 success of this Company than tiiefact shown by the recently published official reports, viz: that IT ISSUED A LARGER NUMBER OF LIFE POLICIES DURING THE YEARXMl, THAN ANY OTHER COMPANY IN THE UNITED STATES. Further information will be choerftilly furnished j on application by mail or otherwise to WARREN SPARROW, General Agent for the State of Maine. Office No*74 Middle st.,opposite I* os to Hue. Portland, Oct. 17, 1862. ocl7 dfcw SAIL CLOTH. BLEtCHED FLAX DICK, WITH BLUE STRIPES, (A substitute for Cotton.) UKBLEACH E D CANVAS, WITH RED STRIPE, Of various descriptions. ALL FRONI A O Nos. 1 TO 6. ALSO ON HAND BOLT ROPE CORDAGE, AC., For sale by LE MKSURIER A CHAMPION, St. Peter Street,QUEBEC* IT1 Samples on hand, and orders taken bv J. T. PATTEN & CO., Oct. 11—6m Front Street. Bath. __v X N V/ TV T T VT M. MWl F? • NEW KIJ ! r»ON OF i CASEY'S U. s\ TACTICS j Army Regulations. HALL L. MAVIS. S3 K\change Street 8eDt.2T.lwa. dll Window Shades, CLOTH & WIRE SCREENS, Signs, Banners, Ornamental and Fancy Painting, EXECUTED TO OltD'EK. STOItK S/IADES, of all dimensions, made, letter ed and put up at short notice, AT STONEHAM'Sj No* 168 1-2 Middle SI* - - Portland, Me. decl2 eodStn Ocean Insurance Company. ANNUAL MEETING. THE Stockholders of the Ocean Insurance Com pany are herebv notified to meet at the ‘iff.ee of said Company on 3foudav, the fifth day of January, 1863. at 8 o'clock 1*. 31 , for the purpose of choosing seven Directors tor the ensuing year, and the trans action of auv other business which may then be e gally acted upon. GEO. A WRIGHT. Secretary. Portland. Dec. 10.1862. declO tin Kail Koud Bonds. HOLDERS of the second mortgage Bo »ds of the keuuebec and Portland Railroad Co., with all j the iut«*restcoupons thereon due on the 16th of ^>c ! Tuber. 1*52. are hereby requested to deposit the same j in my hands, for which receipt* will be given and hereafter exchanged for certificates of stock in the PottTLani»‘Be Kennebec IIaiuuau, (a neir organ ization.) a* soon as the books and certificates can be prepared, in accordance with a vote of amid Compa ny, Nov. 8. 1862. J. S. CUSHING, Treasurer Portland A Kennebec Railroad. Augusta, Dec. 16.1862. decl8 dtf INTERNAL_REVENUE* First Collection District, Halnc. IN pursuance of the provisions of the Act of Con gress entitled “An Act to provide Iuterna! Reve nue to support the Government and pay the iuterest on the public debt,” approved July 1st, 1*12. 1 here by give notice that I have received from the Assessor of the First Collection District in the State of 31aine, the annual Lists of Taxes and Duties assessed in the mouth of .September, and the monthly List lor the mouths ol October ami November. 1862; that the said Taxes and Duties have become due and payable, and that I will be in attendance at my office. over Store No. 92Commercial Street, Portland, from the first to the fifteenth day of January, 1863. for the purpose of receiving said taxes, and granting Li censes to all persons within that portion of the First District included in the County of Cumberland. And 1 further give notice, and call attention to the i following provisions of the Act: “All persons who shall neglect to pay the duties ; and taxes, so as aforesaid assessed upon them, to the , i,xr Li* * u ltLi,, *1... ti..w,* I specified, shall be liable to pay ten per centum tuidi I I tonal upon the amount thereof." And i would also call attention to the following provisions of the said Act. respecting Licenses: “If any person or persons shall exercise or carry oil any trade or btutinede hereinafter mentioned, for the exercising or carrying on which trade or business a lice use is required by this act. without taking out such license as iu that' behalf required, he, she, or they shall, for every such offence, respectively, forfeit a penalty equal to three times the amount of the duty or sum of money imposed for such license." NATHL J MILLKK. Collector of 1st Collection District iu the State of Maine. Portland, Dec. 13th, 1862. dtf Real Estate, INVESTMENTS ! — GREAT CHANCE FOR BARGAINS BEFORE THE RISE! 20 HOUSES, at price* from #1000 to #6000. 100 HOUSE LOrS, at prices from 8200to #3000. 2.(»no.ijoo feet of FLATS. 1,000,000 feet of I.AM). 2 STOKE LOTS oil Commercial Street. MOSES GOULD, 74 Middle St., nov27 dtf Up Stairs. Removal. JOHN B. HUDSON, JR. -HAN REMOVED TO No. 27 Market Squaie, i where he will execute in an artistic manner all kinds ! of ORNAMENTAL PAINTING, such asSigns.Cur t**11®* Rauuers, Landscapes, Figures, Flowers, Scroll Work, he. A long and thorough apprenticeship to the mechan ical branch of the business, aud several years study of the higher branches of the Art, have rendered him qual fled to execute every variety of w ork iu the most elegant styles, and he hopes by diligence and constant attention to busiuess, to merit the patron age of the public. uJ1 CARD SIGNS of all varieties painted to order. JOHN B. HUDSON. Jr.. dec4 d4w No. 27 Market Square. Photographic Goods A Chemicals. OUR stock in this department is complete, com prising every article used in the art. MORRISON k CO., uue24dtfw8t 26, Market Square. INSURANCE^ BATH MUTUAL^ IVKarine Insurance Company. OFFICE UNDER THE SAGADAIIOCK toUSF. FRONT STREET. ' THE President and Directors of the Bath Mutual Marine Insurance Company give notice t|at their Capital Stock amounts to #800,000 ; And that they are prepared to make insurance on the mutual principle, agaiust marine risks, not exceeding $10,000 in any One Risk. DIRECTORS: John Patten, Wm. Drummond, G. E. R. Patten, Oliver Moses, Sam’l I. Robinson, E. K. Harding, M. F. Gannett, Arthur Scwall, J. P. Marne, J. H. McLollan, Lewis Hlackmcr, r'nvid Patten, Jas. F. Patten, S. A. Houghton, o. C. Jameson. E. K. HARDING. Prekident, E. C. HYDE, Secretary. Bath, July 3.1802. d6m FIRE INS UR aFcT j WARREN SPARROW, > Oiler 74 Middle, car. af Euku«|« ll„ PORTLAND, ME.. Agent of the following First Class Insurance Co’,. National Insurance Company, Of Boston. - • C*»h Cauiiu! au<* Surplu*E.Vm.UdO. e publi c Fire Insurance Company, Of New York. - - C,ii> Caritul and Surplui, *312,000. Reliel Fire Insarance Company. Of New Y ork. - - Cub Capital and Surplui, *.oo,uno. Equitable Fire and Marine Ins. Co., Of Providence. Perfect SuctraiTT. which ought always to he the tret conriderntion in effecting imuranec, * is here ol fered to the public, at the invert rater of premium adopted by round and rerponrible coin panic.. Office iu ’’Boyd’i Building,* oppoiite l’oat Office. June 23. ditwtf RETUiaX -- -OF THE Manufacturers’ Insurance Co., OF BOSTON. ON THE FIRST DAY OF NOVEMBER, 1S62. 1. State the nameofthe Company. Manu facturer-’ Insurance Company. 2. Where located? Boston. 8. When incorporated ? February 23, 1S22. 4. Amount of rapital? *460.000 i 6. Amount of Capital actually paid iu? 400,000 C. Number of shares, and par value of each? 4000—9100. I 7. Amount of fin* risks outstanding? 8,f*12,7»W 8. Amount of marine risks outstanding? 7,887.491 j 0. Total amount of outstanding risks? 10,500,266 I 10. Amount of United States stock or*trea Nary notes owned by the Company? State amount of each kind, and par val ue and market value of each. ‘JO.nOO United States 7 8-10 Bonds, p. v. per share $100—m. v. $104, 20,000 , 11. Amount of State stocks? State amount of each klud.aud par value and market value of each. 12. Amount oi bank stocks? State amount of Mph kinr) UTid t.ur ..... | ket value of each. p. v. ni.v. cost on bks. 1275 shrs City Bank.Boston, 100 102 113.356 74 660 shs Shoe A leather Deal ers Bank, Bo-ton, 100 117 64,005 32 60> shs Shaw mut Bank.Bos ton, 100 92 44,108 00 10sh« North Bank. Boston. 100 90 1*6 49 43 shs Traders Bank, “ 100 95 3.389 25 250“ State Bail*, “ 60 66 14,668 37 140“ Granite Bank, •• 100 litf 13 965 00 1*38 “ Eagle Bunk. “ 100 106 10,432 22 100 “ Kail Koad Bauk.Low •11, 76 80 11,002 00 100 shs Bay State Bank, Lawrence, 75 76 7,800 00 20 shs Market Bank, Boston, 70 72 60 “ New Lug land Bank, Boston, 100 103 . 6.962 75 r,67G 14 of each kind, and par valae and mar ket value ol each. None. 1 14. AVifftiihf'o?fiirr<>*a Ootid*? .SfaTeanTf of each kiud, and par value and mar ket value of each. 8102,000 Bonds Cheshire Kail Koad. par lalue loo, mar ket value 102. 87.788 67 i 16. Cash value of real estate owned bv the Company, 38.283 03 16. Amount of cash on hand, including ad vances on losses not adjusted? 72,013 68 17. Ain't otca-ii in bauds oi agents? None. ■ 19. Amount loaned ou mortgage of real es tate? 172,000 00 19. Amount loaned on collateral? 77.778 67 20. Amount loaned without collateral? 68,785 81 21. Amount of all other investments? 12,00000 22. Amount of premium notes ou risks ter minated? 6,237 18 , 23. Amount of borrowed money,specif} ing collaterals given for the same? None. 24. Amount of losses due and unpaid? None. 1 25. Amount of losses claimed | and unpaid? 26. Amouut of losses reported I con,r*dcred upon which the liability f of the Compauy is not de- I <luwMul1, terinined? J 58,900 00 27. Amouut of all other claims against the Company? None, i 28. Amount of cash received for premiums on fire risks? 68,729 69 29. Amount of cash received for premiums on marine risks? 22,678 66 30. Amount of notes received for premiums ou tire risks? None. 31. Amount of notes received for premiums on marine risks? 229.237 92 32. Amount of cash received for interest? 51,110 94 33. Amount of income received from all other sources? 2.936 08 34. Amount of fire losses paid last year? 86.878 66 j 35. Amouut of marine losses paid last year? 44.273 75 j 36. Amount of dividend paid the last year? 12 .00000 I 37. Amount paid tor expense* of office? 14.274 24 | 38. Amount of other expenditures? 10,200 00 39. Amount received in cosh for fire risks not terminated? 70,710 42 40. Amount required to re-in sure all out standing risks? From 75 per cent, to95 per cent, of premiums. 41. Amount of premium notes ou risks not terminated ? 156,967 18 42. Amount of de'inquent notes not charg ed to profit and loss? 26 00 43. Highest rate of iuterest received? Six t»er cent. 44. Highest rate of interest paid on money « borrowed? Nothing. 45. How many shares of the capital stock are pledged to the Company ? None. 46. Balance to credit of profit and loss ac count ? 282,248 34 47. Balance to debit of profit and loss ac count ? Nothing. 48. llow many shares of the capital stock are owne by the Company, or not sul> 49. What amount of the capital consist* of the stockholders’note* r N thing. 8AM'L GOULD, 1’icsidc-nt. Jab. J. Goodrich, Secretary. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Suffolk bb.. December 10. 1862. Personally appeared Samuel Gould, President, and Jas. J. Goodiicn, Secretary of the above Company, and severally made oath tbat the above statement, by them subscribed, is. in their belief, true. Before me, William T. Andrews, Justice of the Peace. HATS’! F. DEERING, Agent, No. 3 Exchange Street • • . • Portland, dee 13 d3w WAR CLAIM AGENCY. SIOO Bounty Money, Back Pay, And Pension*. THE undersigned is prepared to obtain from the United States Government, §100Bounty Money, Back Pay. Ac., for heirs of Officers or Soldiers dying in the U. S. service. Invalid Pensions, Established for Officers and Soldiers, wounded or disabled by sickness contracted while in the service of the United States, in the line of duty. Pensions Procured for widows or children of Officers and Sol diers who have died while in the service of the Uu* ted States. Prtie Money, Pensions, Bounty and Back Pay cc lected for Seamen aud their heirs. Fees, for each Pension obtained. Five Dollars. All Claims aaaiust the Government will reee prompt attention. Post Office address SETII E. BEED1 Augusta, Me. (Office No. 9 State House.) kkfkrkhceb: Hon. Lot M. Morrill, Hon. Joseph B. Hall, U. S. Senate, Sec’r of State, Hon. James G. Blaine, Hon. Nathan Dane, eep20dAwl4tf State Treasurer. Vermont Butter* O ST TUBS Prime, foraale bv AO J. F. WEEKS k CO. _MEDICAL. __ SPEER'S SAIHBm WINE. PURE. AND FOUR YEARS OLD, OF Choice Oporto Grape, FOR PHYSICIANS' USB. For Females, Weakly Perea** m4 Invalids Every fain ly. at this season, should use the SAMUUCl WINE. celebrated in Europe for its medicinal and beneficial Qualities a« a gentle Stimulant. Tonic, Diuretic, and Sudorific, highly esteemed by eminent physicians, used in European aud Araericau Hospitals. ’ and by some of the first families in Europe ana America. AS A TONIC It > as no equal, causing an appetite and building up the system, being entirely a pure wine of a most val uable grape. AS A DIURETIC, It imparts a healthy action of the Glands, Kidney*, ami Urinary Organs, very beueficiai in Dropsy,Gout and Rheumatic Affections. SPEER'S WINE Is not a mixture or manufactured article, but is pure, from the juice of the Portugal Sanibuci grape, culti vated in New Jersey, recommended by chemists and physicians possessing medical properties superior to any other wine-* in use. and an excellent article for all weak and debilita ed persons, aud the aged and infirm, improving the apj>etite, aud benefittiug ladies and children. A LADIES' WINE. Because it will not intoxicate a- other wines, as it contains no mixture of spirits or other liquors, aud is admired for its rich, peculiar tlavor, and nutritive properties, imparting a healthy tone to the digestive organ*, nd a blooming, soft and healthy skin aud complexion. WE REFER TO a few well known gentlemen and physicians who have tried the Wine Gen. Winfield Scott.USA. I Dr WilsonAlth st., NY. Gov Morgan, N Y State. ( Dr Ward. Newark. N.J. Dr. J.R.Chilton,N.Y.Citv. i Dr. Dougherty, Newark, Dr. Parker. N. Y Fit v . ' | N.J. Dr*.Darcy* Nicholi.New- | Dr. 3Iarcy, New York. ark. N.J. Dr. l’aist. Philade'phia. GF*Nimi' genuine without the signature of "AL FRED SPEER. Passaic. N. J.," is o\er the cork of each bottle. Zr UAKE OWE TRIAL OF TFTH 1VIXE. For sale by Druggists aud all first class dealers. oi cr.u, a tujinciur. Vixkyari»— Passaic, New Jersey. Offick—208 Broadway, New York. JOHN LA For. Paris, dec22 dljr Agent for Fiance and Germany. Tlie Model Cook! AN AIR TIGHT STOVE Willi Two Ovens, The greatest of modern improvements in the line of Cook. Stoves, EVER OFFERED To T1JF. riBLIC. ; Manufactured by the Barstow Stove Company, Whose Castings stand unrivalled throughout New England. The senior partner of the Company. whose experi ence of u<*ar!y a quarter of a century iu tlie stove Manufacture, says—that by an AIK TIGHT STOVE 9 we mean a stove so perfectly fitted as to place the | draft of the stove entirely within the control of tlie persou using it; enabling him to preserve either a wood or coal tire for many hours, by simply closing the draft slide, thus seootiug great economy iu time, and iu cost of fuel, a* well as avoiding the dual con sequent upou rekindling. ROASTING AND BAKING. But the novel—the peculiar feature of the MODEL COOK—that which distinguishes it from all others— is the addition ot a Veutilated Boasting Oven withii the body of the stove and iu front of the lire; so ar rarged that it can be used separately for roasting, or (by the removal of a simple plate) Iu connection with j the larger oven for bakiug. Wherever these stoves have been used, they hare ' given uni verbal satisfaction. FOR SALE BY F. A. HOWARD, —DIALER IS— Stoves, Furnaces and Ranges, From the celebrated Bara tow Stovk Co. -ALSO A Complete Assortment of HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS, Registers, Ventilators, Ac. , i -A Leo, AUK NT FOR The Vetrifled Water and Drain Pipe. UKrDEn Lancaster Hall. &T AM kinds of TIN and SHEET IRON WORK done lo order, at short notice. not2u WOODT14V TRIE A CO* iiujMmcruiim n uuitwait* ufiiert id Foreign and Domestic Dry Goods, MAM FACTl'RKRS AM JOBBERS OF CL0TBI\S, Nob* 54 and 50 Middle Street, Portland* Geo. W. Woodman, Alfred Woodman, Seth B. liersey, Charles Bailey. aug20d& wtf THROUGH TICKETS TO NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA. BALTI MORE and WASHINGTON, and to all parts of the WEST and SOUTH and NORTH WEST. via. all the most popular routes and at the lowest Boston rates, for sale by W. D. LITTLE. Ageut. Oat. ft. dtf office 31 Exchange St. FAIRBANKS* Standard SCALES. These celebrated Scales are still made by the orig inal inventors, (and only by them,) and are con stantly receiving all the improvements which their long experience and skill can suggest. They are correct in principle, thoroughlg made, qf the best materials, and are perfectly accurateand durable in operation. For sale, In every variety, as liar. Coal and Railroad Scale* I BUTCHERS'. GROCERS'. DRUGGISTS', CON FECTIONERS' *nd GOLD SCALES! Beams, Weights,&c.,&c. With a complete variety of WEIGHING APPARATUS, — BY — FAIRBANKS & BROWN, 118 Mil* Stbiet . corner of Battervmarcb Street, roston. Bold In Portland by EMEKV k WATERHOUSE I ocM BUSINESS CARDS. ^ CAIDIIEK RROWIY, *4| At 02 Middle Street, JjL Opposite the Custom House, Have on hand, and are dailv receiving the lat est and most desirable styles of CLOTHS. OVERCOATINGS, Fancy Doeskins and Caosimereo. ALSO, A FULL STOCK OF TIIE Latest Styles of beady-made clothing, -AND Gentlemen’s Furnishing Goods, which we will sell at prices to suit the times. Portland. Nov. 19.18*12. dtf MERCHANTS' EXCHANGE Eating House. Haviug leased the building, No*. IT dc 10 * • . . Kichnnge Street, tod fitted it up onew. I am now ready to wait upon my former cu'tomir* and the public ircuerallr at all houra, with all tbe luxurie. or the day. ' JOHN ROBINSON. ' Portland, Dec 15. 1W2. decld tf .1. D. MEKItILL & CO.. ' PLUMBERS, No. 27 Union Street, Portland, Me. Water Clotefe, Urinate, Purer and ftuctiim /'limps, Bath Boilers, Wash Bowls. Silrer Plated tf Brass Cocks, of all kinds constantly on hand. IrP All kinds of fixtures for hot and cold water set up in the best manner. All orders in city or country personally attended to I. D. MERRILL. JUUX BOBD. S. D. MERRILL. augddly W I LLIAM F. PARKER, UPHOLSTERER FURNITURE, Loun^fit Bedstrada, SPRIXG-BEDS, MATTRESSES, PEW-CCSH IOXS, fe., jc. 148 Exchange Street, Portland. 19 Hair Mattresses renovated. Furniture re paired aud varnished. Chairs re-caned iu an im proved manner. Second-hand Furniture bought, sold or exchanged. julSMdm Copartnership Police. WE have this day associated ourselves together lliwltar tha nan,., ami >t, „r FRONT & FRYE, and hare taken Store No. lOO Commercial Street, near Commercial Wharf—where we shall keep con stantly ou baud. Flour, Corn, .Heal, Oats, Rye, Feed, Ground Rock Salt, dec. A M A Itt A 1*1 KK08T, Portland, Nov. 1,18d2. ADLMSON FU \ E. M KftSita Flost k Frye haring letted mv Mill and purchased my stock and trade, I cheerfully ivcom- I mend them to mv customers. Portland. Nov. 1.1SG2. W. C. BKADLEY. I novH tf ALBERT W EBB * CO -DIALIBI IS - Corn, Flour and Grain, HEAD OF MERRILL'S WHARF, CMDDwrcial Street. - - P.rilaad. Me. _ jrftttr ARMY AND NAVY TAILORIHG ESTABLISHMEHT, -ir A. D. REEVES. ... Tailor, »8 EXCHANGE STREET. Portlpnd. Any. 8. 1S>3. dir join B. BROW X A sons. Sugar Refinery, TURK STREET, PORTLAND, ME. J*23dtf New ID rug Store! CROSWAN A POOR, HAVE taken store, Mo- 7» Middle Street, (Fox Block.) and respectfully iu\ite public at tention to their large and well selected stock of Drag*. Chemical*, Fancy Good*, Ac., And solicit a share of public patronage, trusting that by ftirut-Dhing the purest chemicals aud best stock of drugs the market affords, and a careful attention in the dispeusary department, to merit theeoutidenco of the public. CHAS. r. CtOSMAH. Je2Itf THOS. H FOR SOLEIXG OR JIENDIXG I3ootif and Shoes. Hilton’s Oomont, Insolvable in Water or Oil—for mending FURNITURE* IVORY. BONE, CROCKERY, I GLASS AND EARTHEN WARE. It is invaluable for soleng or patching Boots and Shoes, and for cetneuting Leather Beitiug it has no equal. Only 25 Cents per Bottle, at LORIXG’S DRUG STORE, nov!7 Corner Exchange k Federal Streets. A. L. WTXSLOW, Agt'iil. Steam Engines, Steam Boilers, AN# KIEV IESCEIPT10N' OF BACBI.NEEY, Steam Cocks, Valves, Pipes and Couuections, Whole sale or Retail. STEAM AND GAS FITTING, Done iu the beat manner. Worka 6 Union 8t., and 333 & 336 Fore St., Jnl4dtf PORTLAND. ME Marble Work. 1. R. THOMPSON, Is prepared to receive orders for Marble, Free 8tone, Soap Stone, Marble Chimney Pieces. Monumeutal Work and ! Grindstones. Career ef Pearl aad Federal Sis.. Je28tf PORTLAND. ME. .HALVE AGEACi — AND — Soldiers’ Relief Association. No. 275 F Street, Communication, to be addreaaed to J. W HATHAWAY. Maine State Agent, IVae^ngton, D. C. oc21 tf_ _ YEATON A HALE. Commission merchants, SHIP BROKERS, CHANDLERS — AMD DEALERS IV — Ship and Cabin Stores, MOULTON'S BLOCK, Corner Commercial 81. and Long Will, Portland, Mo. job* tBatov, josbpb hale. Particular attention paid to procuring Frriohtt, ! and purchasing (aruott and Ckartem for vaaaels. August 2, 1MB, dkvdnf i_ BUSINESS CARDS. Boy*, Boy*, Boy*. PAmakV\.A V.v',','‘on J*™1 *° FITTING iU MAKING BOYS GARMENTS, by A. IS. REEVES, . m Tailor, «8 EXCHANGE STREET. Portland. Aog «. 1*8. dly JOHN LYNCH A CO, "Wholesale Ghrooers -AID- 9 COMMISSION MERCHANTS, GRANITE STORES.-COMMERCIAL STREET, (Opposite bead of WMgery’a Wharf.) Porllaad, Me. JOB* LYSCH. PBLBO BABB IK, TBOB. LTBCB , Jc2ddtf HENRY L. PAINE & CO., (Formerly WILLIAM C. HOW 4 CO.,) -Dealer, In Coni, Wood and Roodng Slate, Commercial Street, Oppoaite Smith', Wharf..Portland. Kb. rrirt L. PAIYB, I WH.I.1AM C. HOW. I B0V] ff -A. IX REEVES, The Tailor, — HAS JUST KATLRWKD #BOM — NEW YORK AND BOSTON, With a large and well selected Stock of Cloths, Cassimeres and Vesting*! Abo s fall assortment of Military Olothai, And is prepared to make them np at short notice. Call and See, AT No. 98 EXCHANGE STREET. Portland, Sept. 14. 1*8 dlf X 37* YOU — WART THB Best Ambrotype or Photograph, DO not (kil to call at No *7 Market Sonre. where they take PERFECT LIKENESSES, aud war rant .attraction, at price- rhkh defy competition. S.B.—Large Amhrotypeaonly t\Tltn Cents. TRASK * LEWIS, a7 Market Square, h'd Preble St. July 14th. 1*8. dtf WILLI A.V A. PEARCE, PLUMBER, FORCE PUMPS AND WATER CLOSETS, No 134 Exchakoi Struct, Portland, Ha. Warm, Cold and shower Baths, 11,uh Bowls, Brass atsd Silrer /Sated Corks. EVERT Description of Water Fixtnre far Dwell ing Houwa. Hotel*, public Huildinge. Shipe, Re., arranged aud aet up iu the beet manner, and all or der* in town or country taithfullv executed. All kind* of Jobbing promptly attended to Constant!* on hand. Lead Pipe* and Sheet Lead and Beer Pump* of all kind* jul>3Mle ’ Trunks! Trunks! S VALISES, PORTMANTEAUS, -A Xl> Carpet-Bags, Dl’BArs JIANITACTOBY, No. 166 .MIDDLE STREET. ALA K v and Fashionable Stock of the above ar ticle* n:a\ be found at tbi* establishment, coai orising ever* do -rlplion for s traveling oetit Jn 0.1«2 d«m J. R. DL'RAN. BOOTS, SHOES & RUBBEB8. W. W. LOT II HOP, (Formerly E. Shaw k Co.) No. 88 MIDDLE STREET, A* usual.keens constantly supplied with freak MSI and fashionable BOOTS and SHOES. In eve f MJ ry variety and style for gentlemen > and la ^^dips wear, and invite all hi* old caatomera and the public generally to give th<*m a call w henry* er they desire to replenish their “nnderstai dings." W W. L- i- agent for the Leavitt and Wilooz k Gibbs SEWINtg-MAfUlXES augo-dmd TWITCHELL * CHAMPLUV, Commission merchants. - AJTD DKALBRt IV —— FLOUR AND PB0VISI0N8, SS Coutrclal st., opp. Tbonaaa Block. PORTLAND. ME. John Q. Twitchell Jul31d«m Ja'i P ChaapUn. COFFINS —AVV— CASKETS, To be found iu this city, of every description, finish ed aud trimmed In tl'ie x^Teatest Style* - ARK AT C. II. BLAltE’9, No. 30 UNION STREET. And will be sold cheaper than at any other plaeota the city. avjiao x u an ionav a u uiuiaa. -C. II. B. also manufactures siror-G^sjrs. desks, axd drawer-work Of every description, including Tatloi’i Self Supporting Drawer, the best kind ever made. MT* All orders for itcpairiug Furniture. Yarn tak ing. Upholstering, Chair Seating, daring, Ac., promptly attended to. jnlSltf L. J. CROSS, 141 MIsMIe Street. - - Psrtlaad, Me* Watch-Maker, N. B.—All work being promptly and person* all? attended to, is warranted to give tborougn satis faction je38tf >H Coats. Paata, Veals. Jackets, JuL Ladies' Ridi&gr Habits, Ac., Cut, mule ind trimmed bjr A. D. REEVES, - . Tailor, »S EXCHANGE 8TREET, Portland. Au*u»t*. 188* dl, JOHN W. PERKINS * Ck, vwuuli dulu» n Paints, Oils, Varnishes, tiro, in stem, class fut FLUID, KEROSENE OIL, *e., M Commercial Street, Thomas Bloch, • IsaSdhwl, PORTLAND. ME. TOWN AND Corporation. Bonds, WITH COUPONS, Town Motes and Orders, ▲ HD ALL OTHER KINDS OF PRINTING*,* Ifeatljr aid Promptly Eiecitad —AT THE— Press Office.