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— ■""J" 111 l—i1 p ST T VIA ■' ■ ■■ —; — ■ , ■■ ... - . .1 __ EHt,MUhe,i June 1SS2. ioi. 4. PORTLAND, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 22, 1865. r-m, **_ • , ■ _ __’_ 7 _’ lerma $8 per annum, in advance. POM’LAND DAILY PRESS: JOliy T. GUEMAX. liJitor, PUBLISHED AT S2J EXCHANGE STREET, BY N. A. FOSTER & CO. The Portland Uaily Press is published at $8.00 per year in advance. The Main*. State Press is published every Thursday miming, at $2.00 per annum, in advance; $2.25, ft pai<l within six months; and $2.50, if pav mem be delayed beyond six months. Business Cards. HENRY P. WORCESTER, GENERAL Commission ^Forwarding Merchant S3F" Merchandise of all kinds bought android on Northern account. Office—No. 12 Campbell’s Wharf, Norfolk, Va. I3F“ Consignments solicited. Refers, by permission, to Messrs Me ;srs. Lowell & Senior: Currish *& Pearson; John Dennis & Co.; Chirk, Read & Co., Portland, Me. no28d6m Tedward GOVE & CO., PRODUCE Commission Merchants, ANI) WHOLESALE DEALERS IS Butter, Cheese, Eggs, Lard, Beaus. DRIED APPLES, &c. Xo. 3 Lime Street, - - Portland, Me. Special attention paid to consignments of all kinds of Produce. sep20dlyr ROSS & FERRY, PLASTERERS. PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL STU000 AND MASTIO WOMENS, Oak Street, between, Congress and Free Sta., PORTLAND, MR. Coloring, Whitening and White-Washing prompt y attended to. Orders from out oi town sJUcitcd. May 22—dti J , K. FtCKETT, Dealer tu Photographic Goods, Mirrors and Engravings. M in ifaaturer of Hirror a Picture Frame.. No. -J» MARKS T SQUARE, Jmneiatf Portland, M». KING & DEXTER, Suoclw sor. to Chase, Littlefield & Co., Importer, of and Dealer, la all kind, of Hardware & Window Glass, 175 Middle and 118 Federal Sta. October 2—d3m Leering, Milliken & Co., Successors to G. L. Storcr If Co., JOBBERS OF Dry Goods, Woolens, And Gents’ Furnishing Goods ! Manufac turers ot and Dealers In CLOTHING AND CLOAKS, Agents for EMPIRE SEWING MACHINES for State of Maine. 88 mid 60 Middle St., PORTLAND Sept 7—dtf CHASE, CRAM k STURTEVANT, GENERAL Commission Merchants, Widgory’s Whart, Portland. Me. ocfl6dtt D AN A & CO., F i s Ii and 8alt, PORTLAND, MAINE. Luther Dana, Woodbury S. Dana, June Idtf John A. S. Dana. CHAS. J. SCHUMACHER, Fresco and Banner Painter, NO. 144 MIDDLE STREET. Portland* Maine* Work executed In every part oi the State. juneldtf WILLIAM H. CLIFFORD, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Solicitor of Patents, Wo. 108 Middle Street. PORTLAND, MAINE. Aug 2B—dtf WILLIAM A. PEARCE, P L U M B E R! MAKER OF Force Pumps and Water Closets, NO. 124 EXCHANGE STREET, PORTLAND, ME. Waim, Cold and Shower Baths, Wash B«irl>i Brans & Silver Plated Cocks* EVERY description of Water Fixlures lor Dwel ling Houses. Hotels, Public Buildings, Shops. &c., arranged ana set up in the best manner, and all orders in town or country faithfltlly executed. All kinds of JOBBING promptly attended to. Constant ly on hand LEAD PIPES, SHEET LEAD and BEER PUMPS ol all descriptions. aprddtl C. P. KIMBALL, MANUFACTURER OF CARRIAGES AND SLEIGHS, PREBLE STREET, (Near Preble House.) PORTLAND, ME. Sale Rooms, 110 and 112 Sudbury St., Boston, Maes, jtineltf DAVIS, MESERVE, HASKELL & 00., Importers and Jobbers qf Dry Goods and Woolens Arcade 18 Free Street, F. I>AVIS, L. "• XSX PORTLAND, MB T. CHAPMAN. llOV9’G5dtf ' SINGER’S SEWING MACHINES! weoDmAwrTRUE & CO., Agents, Not* 1*4 aud 50 - - . . Middle Street. Needles and Trimmings always on liand. marl8tf JOHN F. ANDERSON, SURVEYOR & CIVIL ENGINEER OFFICE, CODMAN BLOCK, mcli 17 d&wtf Temple Street. DAVIS & BUTLER, “ | Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, MAINE, Woodbury Davis, I Mo.i-s M. Duller, f Ojjice 59 Exchange St. Dec 7—dtf ___ WARREN’S IMPROVED FIRE AND WATER-PROOF FELT COMPOSITION, — AND — Gravel Roofing for flat hoofs. E. IIERSEV, Agent, iau26dtl No 16 Union Street. FOB SALE l Christmas Presents ! WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, CHEAP FOB CASH, BY W, 1J>. ROBINSON. 20 Exchange Street. Nov 28—dim _ Clothing.__ LOOK AT THIS! GREAT PRICES GIVEN -FOB Second-Hand Clothing, Of all descriptions, by WM. BROWN, No. 91 lederal Street. Clothing of all kinds Cleansed and Repaired in good style, and at short notice. Second-hand Cloth ing bought and sold. sept20dtt NEW STORE, NEW STORE' W. F. CHISAM, Merchant Tailox*, JJAS^n^ned^a FIRST CLASS CLOTHING No, 96 Exchange Street, recently occupied by Messrs. MCCARTHY & BER RY, where may bo found all the LATEST STYLES of Woolens, Foreign & Domestic, which will be manufactured into Garments which cannot be surpassed lor style njxi make in the city. Also a Fine asssortment of Gents’ Furnishing Goods. Particular at ention paid to BOYS’ CLOTHING— Cutting done to go out of the Store. By strict attention to wants of customers and prices reasonable, a share of patronage is solicited. Remember the place Ne» 06 Exchange Street, Nearly opposite Past Office. Portland, Nov. Oth, 1866. nolfitt Shirt IPixt terns, CUT FROM MEASURE, By CHARLES CC8TIS * CO. May 3—dtl Moktox Block. rIE BEST OF FRENCH, ENGLISH AND AMERICAN P A N T a o OD S, At A. D. REEVES’.Tailor, Nov 1—dtl No. 98 Exchange St. A FINE ASSORTMENT of VELVET, SILK, CASS1MERE, and FANCY VESTINGS, At A. D. REEVES’, Tailor, Nov 4—dtf 98 Exchange St. QENTLEMEN, get your OVERCOATS At A. D. REEVES’, Tailor, Nov 4—dtf 98 Exchange St. NOW IS THE TIME TO PURCHASE FRAMED ENGRAVINGS ! CHEAP ! The following, together w ith One Thousand More CHOICE ENGRAVINGS Are offered, for a short time, FREE OF COST, The purchaser being required To Fay for Framing Only l The Following arc the regular retail price* of souae of the Pictures we are HOW GIVING AWAY! Full length Engravingof Washington,.$3.00 Full length Engraving ol Lincoln,. 3.00 General Grant, on Horseback,. 2.00 General Sherman,.. 1.00 General Sheridan,. 1.00 Mrs. Lincoln,. 1.00 President Johnson,. 1.00 Hon. Wm. H. Seward,. 1.00 General McClellan,. 1.(0 Hon. Edward Everett,. 1.00 Beautiful English Farm Yard,.T.. 1.00 Beautiful English Homestead,. 1.00 George and Martha Washington (ea). 1.0C Archbishop Hughes,. 1.00 Feeding the Horses, (very fine). 1.00 Village Blacksmith, (very fine). 3.00 Fine View of Portland,. 5.00 Departure of the Pilgrims,. 3.00 Landing of the Pilgrims,. 3.00 Court of Death,. 1.00 First Prayer in Congress...!. 2.00 Washington's last interview with his Mother, 3.00 Washington's first inverview with his Wife,_ 3.00 Washington's Inaugural,. 3.00 Washington’s Adieu to his Generals. 3.00 -A.3L, S O , A CHOICE SELECTION OF Pictures in Oval Frames, Walnut and Gilt! Eight by Ten.$1.50 , Ditto in Rosewood and Gilt,. 1.25 The Public can now procure Pictures of REAL MERIT 1 At LOWER PRICES than ever before offered in Portland. As the subscribers wish to reduce their Stock, and as they Manufacture their Frames, they are enabled to give GOOD BARGAINS! R. J. D. Larrabee & Co., No. G9 Exchange Street, Nov 25-dOr PORTI AND. PORTLAND CITY LAUNDRY, No. 36 Hanover St. LINEN of all kinds WASHED and CLEANSED without injury to the finest fabrics. GENTS’ LINEN Got up in the Best Possible Manner, A.t Hllort Notice, And Satisfaction Guaranteed in ail Cases. C. BARKER. N. B.—Special attention paid to clcasing Bed and Mattress Ticks. Nov 4—dtf W. C. COBB, HAVING purchased the Retail Business oi Messrs. PEARSON & SMITH, together with their City Carts, intends to carry on the BAKING BUSINESS ! At N«. 12 Willow Street, Where he hopes that by strict attention he may be lavo ©d with the patronage of their former custom ers. A. N. NOTES & SON, No. 35 Exchange Street, PORTLAND - - . MAINE, Manufacturers of and Dealers In FURNACES, RANGES, Oeoking, Office and Parlor Stoves, And WORKERS OF HEAVY IRON. PUMPS, LEAD PIPE, SHEET LEAD, and all kintL* of Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron, in quantities to suit. Sole Agents in Portland for the Celebrated Magee Furnaces and Stoves. Hr Orders from the Country respectfully solicit edT Job Work done to order, aug9dti M isce llaneous. Boots and Shoes. pi T. E. Moseley & Co., BOSTON, INVITE ATTENTION TO THEIR Luge and Well Selected Stock BOOTS AND SHOES, To which we are Constantly Making Addition* er FOR Ladies,Misses & Children We have all the MOST APPROVED STYLES, Such a* arc Said la New Y*rk ar Phil adelphia. FOR GENTLEMEN £ BOYS, We alga have a great variety of Calf and Patent Leather BOOTS AND SHOES, Double and. Single Soles, BALMORAL BOOTS, Buckled Boots and Shoes, Oxfard Tie*. Ac., Ac. We also Manufacture to Order in the best possible manner for La dies, Gentlemen, Misses and Children. I * 1 ' 5 1 “ -!- it t ■ WE HAVE CONSTANTY FOB SALE A LARGE STOCK FRENCH BOOTS AND SHOES. .All Our Goods -ARE BOUGHT FOR CASH, AND WE SELL THEM AT THE Smallest Possible Advance, So that all who buy our goods are sure of getting Full Value FOR THEIR MONET ! We invite all who are visiting Boston to call at our Store, and assure them they will never be urged to buy. ONE PRICE. TERMS CASH. THOMAS E. MOSELEY & 00, SUMMER STREET, (Comer qf Hawley), b o s t o nxr _ Oct 23 -eod3mos B. H. JONES, Manufacturer and Dealer In Boots, Shoes & Rubbers, No. Ill Federal St., POETLAND, HI. CUSTOM WORK, For Ladiis and Gentlehen, from the very beet stock to he tound In the metropolitan and foreign markets, made to order, and warranted to give en tire satisfaction. AH First Class Boots Made With Fair Stitch. None hat the best workmen employed, and the shop constantly supplied with the best of stock, re gardless of expense. Mr. J. L. WILLEY, who has had long experience in manufacturing custom work in this city, has charge of the manufacturing department. PUNCTUALITY Is the motto of this establish, mcnt, and all work ready for delivery when prom ised. BEPAIRINO neatly done at short notioe. nov20eodtf Chas. A. Rackleff & Go., Corner Brown and Congress Sts., PORTLAND, MAINE, WOULD most respectfully give notice to their friends and the public that they have bought the stock and taken the store recently occupied by the late WM. GERRISH, and secured the services of Mr. CALEB S SMALL to select and buy our stock of Boots, Shoes and Rubbers! We can, we think, (without fear of being contra dicted, ) give our friends and the public greater tn ducements to give us a call before purchasing else where, and for many other reasons: First, our ex penses are light. Second, our store is centrally lo cated, convenient tor all. Third, we shall adhere sirictly to the PAY D©WN SYSTEM, and being determined to be os good as our word we defy all competition, and w ill not be undersold at any rate. N. B.—The old stock of the late Mr. Gerrish we have marked down to Less than Half the Cos!, and would invite the attention of the ladies who are in want of House Shoes or Slippers to look at them im mediately, and by so doing they will secure the best bargains. ty Remember, corner of Brown and Congress Sts. CHAS. A. RACKLEFF & CO. Nov 30—eod&wtf_ XT PTOWN~ Boot, Shoe & Rubber Store, No. 333 Congress Street. AT HAMULI. BELL’S CAN be found one of tbe best .elected stock* ol BOOTS. SHOES and RUBBERS thnt can be found in thlB city, which will be sold at the lowest cash price, at 363 Congress Street, near Ureen St. SAMUEL BELL. Oct 24—dtl T. B. MARSHALL & BRO., Commission & Lumber Merchants, DEALERS IN West India, Bio, and Ship Lumber. With our facilities for getting Lumber and from our long experience in the business, we believe we can defy all competition in tilling Ship orders. Consignments, Orders and Agencies solicited. At tention given to receiving and forwarding goods to and from the interior. Savannah, Ga., Dec. 2,1865. REFERENCES—Brigham & Baldwin, N. A. Har dee, Ervin dfc Hardee, E. C. Wade Co., Savannah; Fling & Drew, Portland. dc4dtf SOUTHERN PINE! BRADFORD & RENICK, /COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 71 Broadway. New Vj York, execute orders for Southern Timber of any required dimension with despatch, and on tbe most lavorable terms. Shipments made direotly to all do mestic and foreign ports. They are also prepared to lUmi-h Oak and Northern Pine Timber, hewn or sawn to order. oolM3m Miscellaneous. Messrs. W. M. Shute & Son Announce the opening of their NEW FUR-ROOM, At their Old Location, 173 and 173 Washington St., BOSTON. The new sales-room is on the ground floor, occupies an area of nearly one thousand square feet, and hi PERFECTLY WELL LIGHTED. They propose to keep a full stock of the best goods in their line of business, and respectfully request a continuance of the patronage so long bestowed upon them. —*•♦♦♦►--——» Siberian Sables. We offer this season a large stock of the above choice Fur in the newest styles, and of very superior quality. We also have a few carefully selected Skins,the best imported, which we propose to make up to order. W. H. SHUTE & SON, . 173 & 175 Washington St«, Boston. —.-.-:-— * Ermine. Messrs. SHUTE & SON Call attention to their display of RICH ERMINE GOODS, made in various styles, far the street or in door wear. We have also a few sets of same Fur, in very small sixes, for Young Children. 173 t 173 Washington St*. Boat... Choice Sleigh Robes. Arctic Fox, - - (Pure White.) Canadian Bear, - - (Jet Black.) Superior to any thing of the kind ever offered In this markot. Also, ENGLISH RUGS or CARRIAGE BLAN KETS, In many pretty designs. W. M. SHUTE Jt SON, 173 ft 173 Washington St., Boxton. Squirrel Cloaks OF ALL SIZES AND QUALITIES, Constantly on hand. Our long experience in the ir.an ufheture of those garments enables us to offer them of the best possible make, and upon advantageous terms. W. M. SHUTE & SON, 173 & 175 Washington Si., Boston. ---I American Sable Clanks, Capes, Victariaes, Collars. Calf's, Gloves, Mitteas. Mali's. LARGE ASSTORMENT, PRICES MODERATE. W. M. SHUTE k SON, 173 k 173 Waskiastou St., Bostoa. Astrachan Or Persian Lamb, In Black or Gray. FULL SETS OR SINGLE ARTICLES. »4 These Furs are much used as trimming for outside garments. We cut the trimming and put it on, or sell the skins, as may be desired. W. M. SHUTE k SON, 173 5c 175 Washington St*, Boston* ----- Beaver and Otter Collars, Caps, Gauntlets, Kittens, &c., FOR GENTLEMEN’S WEAR. Choice qualities always in stock. CHT Special styles or sizes made to measure. W. M, SHUTE k SON, 173 Be 175 Washington St*, Boston* ■ _ .---*— English Sillc Umbrellas, “BLOCKADE RUNNERS,” MADE O.V POX’S PATENT FRAME, NEAT, USEFUL, DURABLE, $5.00 EACH. Also, English Alpacca Umbrellas, SCOTCH GINGHAM UMBRELLAS, And a great variety of the cheaper grades. W. M. SHUTE & SON, 173 Sc 175 Washington St*, Boston* Boston, Nov, 27,1805. dc73taw5w Bradstreet’s Rubber moulding AND Weather Strips! ARE warranted when properly applied to Doors and Windows to effectually exclude the Wind, Dust, Rain, Snow and damp. It is for more desira ble than double windows, and afforded at one-fourth the cost. It has never in a single instance foiled to give satisfaction—and perfect satisfaction is guaran teed or the money will be refunded. Persons who consult their interest will not fail to have it applied to their Dwellings not only as regards health ana comfort, but as a matter of economy, for in a room requiring to be constantly warmed it will in a single season save one-half the fuel that would otherwise be required to make the appartment com fortable. Every one interested are invited to call at No. 80 FEDERAL ST., INVENTOR’S EXCHANGE, and satisfy themselves of its practical utility. Orders for the Weather Strips and Mouldings so licited—will be fitted to housees if desired. Parties in the State desiring large or small quanti ties of Weather Strips and Mouldings! Will please address the undersigned, through-whom all orders will be filled fbr the State of mafne; when sent by Express Companies C. O. D. In all other cases the money must accompany the order. Agents Wanted throughout the State. Infor mation will be given in regard to terms upon applica tion by letter or in person. WHITTEN Sc SHEPARD, 80 Federal Street, Portland, Me., Gen. Agents for Maine. I Nov 28— d3m ! --- Grreat Inducements FOR PARTIES WISHING TO BUILD. mHE subscribers offer for sale a large quantity oJ 1 desirable building lots in the West End or the city, lying on Vaughan, Pine, Neal, Carlton. Thomas, West, Emery, Cushman, Lewis, Bramliall, Monu ment, Dantorth, Orange and Salem Streets. They will sell on a credit of from one to ten years, if desired by the purchasers, and to parties who will build houses of satisfactory character, they will ad vance, if desired, one fourth qf the cost qf building, on completion qf the house. From parties who build im mediately, NO CASH PAYMENTS REQUIRED. Apply every day except Sunday, from nine to ten A. M., at the office of the subscribers, where plans may be seen, and full particulars obtained, J. B. BROWN & SONS. Portland, May 3, 1865. *nay4tf $100.00 Reward I STOLEN or taken through mistake from Commer cial Wharf, Three Hhds. Cienfhegros Molasses, No. 66, Gauge, 149. No. 31, Gauge, 145. No. 104, Gaugo, 143. Whoever will give information where the property can be found, will receive the above reward by ad dressing THOS. LYNCH, or BRIGGS & CRESSEY. Dec 14—dtf_ _ Pitch, Tar, Turpentine <£• Lumber. ^ DO AAO acres yellow pine TIM LUU.UUU BER LAND IN GEORGIA, for sale. This tract contains the finest body of native growth nnculled Yellow Pine Timber on this continent,— Two railroads to Brunswick and Savannah, run tlirough it, as also the Satilla and Altamaha Rivers, The timber is unsurpassed, the soil and climate ex cellent, and it is otiered very low. Title unquestion able. For maps and particulars apply to G. D. ROGERS, decI9dlw Basement 142 Broadway, New York. Copartnership. THE undersigned have formed a copartnership un der the name and firm of KINO & DEXTER. And having purchased the stock of Chase, Littlefield & Co., will continue the general H ABDW ARE BU SINESS at the old stand, 175 Middle and 118 Federal Streets. _ JOSEPH A. KING, J, D, DEXTER, Portland, Sept. 22,1885, ' Mr. D. D. Chase, so long and favorably known to the Hardware trade of Portland, will remain with the new firm sep29 *65 tf Valuable Real Estate in Scarboro’, For Sale. AAA ACRES of Salt Marsh, In lots to suit pnr chasers. Also the Homestead Farm, containing .bont 126 acres very superior up-land, Wing the property re cently owned by the late Hon. Horatio Southgate. Enquire of Seth S common on the premises, or EZRA CARTER, Jr., Portland. May 3—eodflUtwtf Dry ana Fancy Goods. W. R. HOWARD, 166 Middle Street, \\TOULD respectfully announce to the Ladies ol " ▼ Fortland that he will sell for the NEXT TEN DAYS, HOOP SKIRTS, Hand-Knit Breakfast Shawls, AND Fancy Goods ! AT COST! TO MAKE ROOM FOR HOLIDAY GOODS. Hoop Skirts made from Washburn and Moen’s best wire, at cost for a few days only. F*ncy Goods, of every description, at prices to suit everybody. Hr" Don’t forget the number, ISO Middle Street, next above Hay's Drug Store. Nov 10—dtl W* R* HOWARD. A LL MIGHT A GAIN! MERRILL & SMALL WOULD inform thoir fHends and the Xrado Gen erally that their spacious store, lately damaged by Are, is again In complete repair, and are now .pre pared to show a New and Complete Stock FANCY GOODS, Hosiery, Gloves, Yarns, Cloak, Dress, and Tailors’ Trimmings, HEAD NETS, Beltings, Belt Clasps, Jte., Jte. For variety and comprehensiveness we think our 8t ock equal to any in our largest cities, and will be often d to the trade upon such terms as will secure their patronage. Fancy Goods Headquarters, 145 Middle St., Portland. Aug. 26—dtf Holiday Presents. Great Prize Distribution -BY THE New York Gift Association! 7IS Broadway, New York. _ _ EACH. 12 Rosewood Pianos, worth from $280.00 to 500.00 IS Mslodeons, Rosewood Cases, 128.00 to 225.00 160 Music Boxes, 15.00 to 46.00 100 Silver Revolving Patent Castors, 15.00 to 40.00 100 Silver Fruit and Cake Baskets, 15.00 to 36.00 500 Sets Silver Tea and Table SpoonB, 16.00 to 30.00 100 GoldHnntlngCaso Watches, 76.00 to 160.00 15'I Diamond Rings, Cluster, &c., 60.00 to 200.00 200 Gold Watches, 60.00 to 100.00 300 Ladies’ Gold Watches, 60.00 to 85.00 600 Silver Watches, 25.00 to 50.00 Diamond Pins, Brooches and Ear Drops, Ladies Sets of Gold and Coral; Jet and Gold, Florentine, Mosaic, Jet, Lava, and Cameo; Sets ot Studs, Vest and Neck Cliain.i, Plain and Chased Gold Rings,Gold Thimbles, Lockets, new style Belt Buckles, Gold Pens and Pencils, Farcy Work Boxes, Gold Pens with Gold and Silver Extension Holders, and a large as sortment of Fine Jewelry ol every description, of the best make and latest styles, rained at $500,000, To be Sold for One Dollar Each! Without reqard to value. and not to be paid for until you know what you are to receive. Among those who have acknowledged the receipt of Valuable Gifts drawn from this Association re cently, the following kindly permit their names to be used:— Robert H. Hotchkiss, New Haven, Conn., Melode on, value $150. W. F. T. Willis, W. 22d St., New York, Diamond Cluster Pin, valued $200. Mrs. R. G. Tappan, 16 York St, Gold Watch, value $125.— Miss Ellen F. Dickerson. Binghampton, N. Y., Melo deon, value $100. Mr. E. H. Stone, 52 Tenth St„ N. Y., Piano, value $350. Mrs. Teresa A. Miller,Scran ton, Pa, Diamond Ring, value $175. Miss Ellen J. Peck, Springfield, 111., Melodeou, value $125. Dr. I. Van Riper. Washington, D. C. Gold Hunting Cased Watch, value $150. Edward H. Lindsay, Worcester, Mass, Piano, value $250. Miss D. H. Farwoll, Du buque. Iowa, Diamond Ear Drps, value $250.— Francis I. Moran, 13o Pearl St, Albany, N. Y., Music Box, value $40. Mrs. R. C. Ingersoll, Urbana, Ohio, Silver Set, value $60. Lieut. B. F. Hendricks. Will ard’s Hotel, Washington, D. C . Silver Patent Lever Watch, value $55. Many persons who have drawn valuable prizes, do not wish their names published or we might extend this list. manner oe distribution. CERTIFICATES naming each article and its value, are placed in Sealed Envelopes, which .ore well mixed. One of these Envelopes, containing the Cer tificate or Order for some article, (worth at least one dollar at retail,) will be delivered at our office, or sent by mail to any address, without regard to choice, on receipt of 25 cents. The purchaser will see what ar ticle 11 draws, and its value, which may be from ONE TO FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS, and can then send One Dollar and receive the article named. E£T~No Blanks—Every purchaser gets an article of value. Parties dealing with ns may depend on having prompt returns, and the article drawn will be imme diately sent to any address by return mail or express. Entire Satisfaction Guaranteed In all Cases* Six Certificates for $1, Thirteen for[$2; Thirtv three for Five Dollars. AGENTS WANTED. Send tor a Circular All letters should be addressed T. BENTON 6l CO., Box 5567 Poet Office, New York. Dec 2—dim* U. S. Marshal’s Notice. United States of America, ) District of Maine, ss. J PURSUANT to a Monition from the Hon. Ashur Ware, Judge of the United States District Court within and for the District of Maine, I hereby give f>ublic notice that the ioilowing Libel has beon Bled n said Court, viz: A Libel against 170 gallons qf Gin, with seven teen Kegs containing the same; seven Kegs, contain ing seventy gallons qf Whiskey; one Keg, containing ten gallons qf Alcohol; ten Barrels qf Pickled Her rings ; seized by the Collector of the District of Pas samaquoddy, on the twenty-seventh day of Novem ber, at Eastport, in said District. " muu 'uiuif was lor a oreacu ol the laws or the United States, as is more particularly set forth in said Libel: that a hearing and trial will be had there on at Portland, in said District, on the tventy-lixth day or December current, where any person interest ed therein may appear and show cause, if any can be shown, wherefore the same should not be decreed for feit, and disposed of according to law. ' Dated at Portland, this eleventh day ot December, A. D. 1166, F. A. QtlINBY, Deputy U. 8. Marshal, District ol Maine. December 11. dlld PIANO _FORTES. The undersigned begs leave to an nounce that they ore manufacturing and v (^keep constantly on hand Piano Fortes, with all the modern improvements, which they can sell as LOW as can be purchased elsewhere, ol the same quality. We have made arrangements, also, to keep an assortment of New York ana Boston Piano Fortes, unong which are Steinway <£• Sons, of New York. All Instruments gold by us are warranted to give satisfaction. Pianoi to be let, and tuning done by experienced Tuners. CALVIN EDWARDS & CO. March 8—d&wtt BETTER HUBBY UP And get a supply of those TT nder-Flannels, Selling so LOW by P: MORRELL & CO., At 113 Exchange St* Dec 6—dtf ruduFT BANCROFT. SINCE the recent fire at our old stand, over the Worcester Passenger Station, we have taken the large and beautiful Halls over the Boston and Maine Passenger Station Haymarket Square, where we have opened with a new and fresh stock of goods. Our stock, mostly manufactured by ourselves, In the most faithful manner, of the Latest Designs,com prising DRAWING ROOM, LIBRARY, DINING ROOM and CHAMBER Furniture ! In every variet', cannot foil to command the favor of all in want of Furniture whether in regard to Qual ity^ Style or Price. Evorv article warranted as recommended. Grate ful for the liberal patronage of the last Twenty years, we hope for the continuance ol the fovors ot our old friends and the public. Boston, September 30,1805. ocl8d3mos Ambrotypes on Glass ! rjIHR best in the City. Also, MBLALNOTTPES A. M. McKENXEl’S Oct 3—eod*eow3ra 181 Congress St, Miscellaneous. DRY GOODS! At Reduced Prices. BLANKETS, SHAWLS, Balmoral Skirto, Ladies* Under- Vests, Gents’ Shirts & Drawers, FLANNELS, Moacow, CaMor, Tricot mad Chinchilla BEAVERS, At Cost for a Few Days, AT VICKERY & BOWEN’S, ATo. 3 Free Street. Doc 13—d2w * BOW hi AT. L. B. FOLLETTE, HOSIEEY AND GLOVES, HOOP 8KIRT8 AND 00BSET8, Ladies’ & Children’s Underflannels, WHOLESALE AND BETATL. Dec 1—d3m DRY GOODS! New Lot Just Received l DRESS GOODS I Cloaks, Shawls, Cassocks, ALL WOOL BLANKETS, BALMORAL SKIRTS, Gents’ Under-Sliirts and Drawers, Plain and Fancy Flannels, CHINCHILLA AND BEAVEK CLOTHS, Vet*y Cheap ! AT EASTMAN BROTHERS, 139 Middle Street. „. EASTMAN BROTHERS. Dec 14—dtf PRICE CURRENT India Robber Boots and Shoes, -AT HALL’S India Rubber Emporium! 147 MIDDLE STREET. * ALL FIRST QUALITY. Men’* Rubber Over-Shoes $1.40 per pair Women's Rubber Over-Shoes, 1.10 per pair. Misses'Rubber Over-Shoes, .80 per pa;r. Men’s Rubber Boots, 5.75 per pair Women’s Rubber Boots, 3.00 per pair. Misses' Rubber Boots, 2 50 per pair. Boys’ Rubber Boots, 3.75 per pair. Youths’ Rubber Boots, 3,25 per pair. And all other Rubber Goods at Proportionate Prices. Cf“ Don’t target the number of the new Rubber Store, 147 Middle Street. dcl.Viiiw H. PACK ARD, No. 61 Exchange Street, INVITES the attention of the public to hia LARGE and ELEGANT STOCK of GOODS FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Consisting in part of Photograph Albania, Beautiful Piet a re Cards, both English and American. Splendid TOY BOOKS, such as have never been seen in this market. Gift Books ! Adapted to every age and in every Style of Binding. Portfolios, Writing Desks, &o.t Ac. Paper, Envelopes, Blank Books, And STATIONERY oi every variety,together with SCHOOL BOOKS Such as are used hi the City and Country, all o 1 which will be sold at ' LOWEST PRICES. S3F“ Orders solicited. H. P. pays special attention, ae heretofore, to tar nishing and replenishing SABBATH SCHOOL LIBRARIES. Deo 8—d3w TV O TI O E I '\ YrE, the undersigned, having sold out our Betail IT Business, together with the City Carta, Ac., to Mr. W. C. COBB, would cheerfully recommend him to the patronage of our former customera. PEARSON A SMITH. PEARSON «fc SMITH Will still continue to manufacture Bread for sale at Wholesale only, at their Steam Bakery, 15 and IT Willow Street. Pilot Bread, Ship Bread, Common Crackers, Oyster Crackers, See. Shipping Masters and others will do well to call be fore purchasing elsewhere. -Particular attention paid to putting up Bread for foreign voyage*. P. A S. stul continue to keep a choice selection of Family Flour, which they deliver to any part of the <^ur Motto is Small profits and quick returns. Portland, Dec 12th, 1865. dcl4dtf CHAS. W. LUCY'S WEDDING CAKE! .... THE .... CHOICEST TO BE HAD IN THE CITY, can be found constantly on hand, or made to order. All orders promptly attended to at NO. 91 EXCHANGE ST., Portland, Me Decembor 19. dtl HEROES OF THE WAR! Published this Day. I. .»a Headley’s Bay’s Life af GEN. P. H. SHERIDAN. lvol., 16mo. Fancy cloth. 380 pages. Five illustra tions. Price $1.50. n. Headley’s Bay’s Life sf VICE-ADMIRAL D. G. FARJRAGUT. 1 vol., 16mo. Fancy cloth. 359 pages. Five Illus trations. Price $1.50. The above are nnlfjrm, and complete the Library »* s Modem American Heroes,"by F. C. Headley of Pul* four volumes have already been publisher viz.: Generals Grant, Sheehan, Mitchell, and Capt. Ericsson, the inventor: new editions of which are ready. TUe six volumes can bo had in sots, in neat box, firming a most Invaluable Library for Bovs and Young Men, or In separate volumes. FOB BALE BY BAILEY A NOTES. WM. H APPLETON, Publisher and Wholesale Bookseller, .. Nos. 92 and 94 Grand St., New York. declld2w Eureka Black Writing Ink. Pn™tJUni^’wS!t.beeTnvappolnt^ wot for the Eureka Black WHth,g Ink, manufactured hv Au gustus D. Forbes ACo.. Boston. This Ink is prepared according to an orlglnalreclpe procured In fcngWl. It to a beautiful Jet black, flows freely from the pen, and doee not become muddy by exposure to tho at mosphere. It to entirely free from acid, and does not corrode a steel pen. H. M. FOGG, 38 Middle Street, UeneralAjwnL dc20dlw Portland, Me. T>aTly pkess,' PORTLAN I>. Friday Morning, December 15, 1865. -- Th, Ml, »,u, of fj h Mn, eom_ "“• ‘f«“ <*. ..W Terms-$S,00 jxr year <M aJl.aMf< GT Beading Matter on all Four Pages. High Prices. [1.] High prices are not, I think, as claimed by you, Mr. Editor, in your editorial at Monday, awing to the fact that the demand for goods Ac., is greater than the supply, excepting, I will add, in so far as that increased demand is caused by an inflated paper currency. [2.] This argument you attempt to sustain by quotations from the Nation; but the argu ment of the Nation is, that the prevtdung high prices are caused, not by the excess of demand over supply, but by the enormous taxa tion, which is so great that even combinations of individuals against high prices, are power less; and that they will prevail, until taxation is reduced. [3.] Now, it seems to me tfrjtt if you should withdraw, or strike out, one half the paper money now in circulation, you would In a short time, correspondingly reduce prices; for the reason that while the amount of arti cles to be purchased would remain the same, the amount of money required to purchase them would be reduced one half. The man who thinks he has ten dollars, with which to purchase an article worth that amount, will certainly not purchase it if he finds he has but five dollars. [4»] Here, let it be borne in mind, that with the laboring classes, money is as pleuty as ever; and they constitute the bulk of the community, and of consumers. It is with the trading community, and with large operators that money is scarce; because they cannot borrow money as freely from the banks, as they did a few months since. The scarcity of money has not yet reach ed the consumer; and until it does high prices will prevail, lteduce the volume of currency largely, and permanently, and the consumer, not having so much money as now, with which to purchase, will pay less, and prices must fall. [5.] Kcason about it as you will, an inflated currency is the foundation upon which the superstructure of high prices rests. [6.] Upon your argument, I would ask, how it is that you can purchase tc-day, an imported broadcloth for seven dollars a yard, which twelve months ago, cost you ten ? The supply and demand are the same now, that they were then. [7.] Or, to descend from the outer, to the inner man, how is it that we are now import ing our butter, poultry Ac. from the British provinces and underselling the farmers of this vicinity? Certainly, not because the demand is greater than the supply. One word as to the argument copied by you from the Nation: tnat mgn taxation is tne cause ot high prices. If this be so, why is it, that real estate, and rents in the city of Portland, stand tc-Jay nearly where they did four years ago ? They have not advanced to exceed twenty-five per cent [8.J And again, with due deference to the “Nation,” a combination may prevail against high prices. Do you recollect the ex citement here, lately, upon the milk question; when the dealers combined to raise the price to ten cents per quart, and the grocers and consumers combined to resist the outrage; and the milkmen had to succumb, and “give down their miik” at the old prices? Yon say that prices have advanced in England, and upon the continent of Europe. However this may be with many articles of their own pro duction, it certainly is not the case with many staple articles of American production there; such as wheat, pork, flour, &c., which have materially declined in price. [9.1 Take for in stance the articie of American flour in Liver pool, the price of which recently declined so much, that could the same flour have been re shipped, and at once replaced in New York, it could have been sold at a handsome advance over Liverpool prices, after payinS the cost of retransportation to New York. The very feet of the huge shipments of gold by almost every steamer that leaves this country tor Liverpool, is an indication of the low prices of our productions abroad. Instead of being able to meet foreign balances against us by the shipment and sale abroad of our own pro ducts, we are obUped to meet them by the ex port of specie. The reason is obvious; viz: that prices are low there, and high there. T. 1. In our former remarks upon the current and advancing prices which rule throughout the country, to which T. ” refers, we dealt rather with fact* than with theories, not in tending to set up any theory that we felt bound to support, but rather to state certain facts patent to the commonest intelligence, and allow the reader to construct his own the ory. We have yet in hand certain facts and suggestions touching the currency itself, which are important to a proper understanding of the matter, and until we have an opportunity to present them we do not propose to be drawu into a discussion of the general sub ject,—and yet we feel disposed to present, in connection with the present article, such facts as seem necessary to vindicate our former po sitions. For our own convencience we do so in the form of notes. 2. We do not understantfhow the demand* of a people, or their wants, are necessarily in creased by the inflation of the currency. Money enables a man to gratify his wants, but does not necessarily create or increase them. A man eats not to spend money but to grati fy hunger, and we don’t know that a reasona ble man eats any more because of the super abundance of money in his pocket than he would if his pocket was simply abundant. 3. We did not quote the Nation to “sus tain” our own propositions, but rather because its general argument was opposed to the very popular idea that high prices are referable on ly and exclusively to an inflated currency. 4. It may be a sound maxim that all the money of a country Is just adequate to pur chase all the marketable commodities of such country, but “we do’nt see it in that light.” If every man finds half his money gone, destroy ed beyond hope of recoveiy, he may not pur chase the same amount at half the price, for possibly he will purchase only half the amount at the hill price, or he may give his note of hand instead of money. It must be shown not only that ail holders of merchandise are obliged to sell, but to sell for cash, before this doctrine will acquire practical soundness.— That the destruction of half the money might affect prices we will not dispute, but not ne cessarily so. Money is an article of commer cial convenience not of absolute necessity. Without it we could have barter and perhaps high prices, while the argument of “T.,” if re duced to a fine point, would prove that the destruction of all money would be the annihi lation of all prices, as though barter were a thing unknown. 5. If we gather the idea here involved clearly, it is this: that high prices should be forced down by creating a scarcity of money, and thus rendering the process of obtaining it difficult. “Ask a half dollar for such a bird as that?” said a newly arrived Paddy in the pro vision market, pointing to a tempting plump rooster, “why, shure, in my counthry you can buy such for saxpence 1” “Why didn’t you remain in your country, then f” inquired the provision dealer. “ Shure, ” quickly replied Pat, “and wasu’t it because I couldn’t get the saxpence ?” 6. Is this proposition subject to no qualifi cation j> No one pretends, we think, that a metalic currency can be greatly inflated, or a currency convertible at the will of the holder Into gold and silver at its face. And now are not prices high measured by gold ? Take a pound of butter at fifty cents; at present rul ing rates, a dollar in gold will purchase nearly three pounds of hutter, not quite; and is not two shillings or thirty-five cents a high price for butter ? Ask those who within three years have bought and sold the best of table hutter I for twentj-cents a pound, and thought It high i«f that. A lair beet-steak costs now about thirty cents; if paid in gold, at present quota tions, it would , cost about twenty-one cents. This price may seem low to those who do not send their memory back, but not to those who remember 1860, and beef-steaks and other choise cuts at from ten to fifteen cents a pound. Surely we do have high prices, inde pendent of ail inflation of the paper currency, because if paid in gold the pi ices rule from fifty to seventy-five per cent, higher than be fore the war. When gold was quoted at 2.80, so that a paper dollar was worth but thirty odd cents, prices ruled much lower than now when gold is quoted at 1.45, and a paper dol lar is worth sixty-nine cents, and we find the cause in the new and pressing demand which has sprung up, and not in an inflated curren cy, for the currency is very much less inflated now than then, when Government was manu facturing it almost without limit to pay off our troops and to meet other unavoidable expenses of the war, and when the process of absorp tion into bonds was slow and sometimes al most discouraging. 7. One year ago gold,—In which or its equivalent all imported goods must be paid for,—was quoted at about 2.30, making a pa per dollar worth 43 1-2 cents. Now it is quite steady at about 1.45, and the paper dollar Is worth sixty-nine cents. Is it wonderfttl that an imported article which then cost $10 can now be pnrchased for $7 ? If “T." will make figures he will find that his ten-dollar import ed broadcloth of twelve months ago should sell to-day, if it follows the decline in gold, at $3,301 We submit if his illustration is not against him. 8. It may be very consoling to tenants to inform them that rents have advanced no more than twenty-five per cent, and no doubt it would be even more comforting if they could be made to believe it. Perhaps rents, of buddings out of repair, may not have advanced more than here stated, but when we know all around us of houses, the rents of which have advanced from $200 to $300, and of office rents advancing from $450 to $700, and others in like ratio, we can not set aside the force of such facta by a mere assertion. 9. In answer to this, "and to 'show whether prices, even of staple articles of American pro duction, have or have not advanced on the other shle of the Atlantio—whether prices actually rule high in Europe—we give the following figures copied from the Liverpool Breadstuff and Provision markets, as given by the latest arrival, along slue ot those given just one year ago. Wheat, one year ago, was quoted at 7s. fid. ® Ss; by the last arrival, 10s. 4d. ® 10a lid. Com, mixed, one year ago, 25s. ® 27s. fld; by last arrival, 80s. <8 80s. fid. We find neither flour nor pork definitely quoted in the last reports, but we hare no doubt the same general fact would be shown as in grain, had wo the exact figures. We do find lard quoted—a near relative of pork—as follows: one year ago, quiet at 60s. ® 63s; by last arrival, quiet and steady at 72s. ® 74s I It would not be fair to quote beef, because in Europe the price has been greatly enhanced by a local cause; the prevalence of the cattle disease. Lieut. Gen. Grant’s Beport. The following report of Gen. Grant, com municated to CongreM by President Johnson, in connection with his special message of the 18ih lost, was received by telegraph in regu lar course, but we were compelled, by press of matter, to lay it over till this morning: Headquarters Abut or United States, I December 18th, ISI S. ) TV) Bit Excellency A. Johnson, Ur-eident cf the Unit ed States: Sir:—In reply to your note of the l«th Inst., re questing a rep rt from me. giving such infoimatbn as I may be in possession or coming within the scope of inquiries made by the Senate ot the United States in their lesoiution of the 12th inst., I have the honor to submit the following with your approval, and also that of the Hon. Secretary of War: I left Washington on the 27th of last month lor the purpose of making a tour at inspection throughout some of the Southern Sta.es lately in rebellion, and to Bee what changes were necessary In the opposition of the military forces of the country, and how these forces could be reduced and expenses curtailed, etc., and to learn, as far as possible, the leclmgs and in tentions of the citizens of these States towards the general government. The State of Virginia being so accessible to Washington city, and information from this quarter, therefore, being readily obtained, I hast ened through the State without conversing or meet ing with any of its citizens. In Italeigh, N. O.. I spent one day, in Charleston, S. Cv two, and in Savannah and Augusta, Ga., each one day. Both in travelling and while stopping 1 saw much and conversed freely with citizens oi thoie States, as well as with officers of the army who have been stationed among them.— The following arc the conclusions come to by me: I am satisfied tho mas s of the think ng men oi the South accept the present situation at affairs in good frith. The questions which have hitherto divideu the sentiments at the people of the two sections— slavery and State rights, or the right of a State to secede f om the Union—they regard as having been settled forever by the highest tribunal—that of arms that man can resort to. 1 was pleased to learn from the 1 jading men whom I met that they not only accepted the decision arrived at as final, but now that iho smoke of battle >ias cleared away a id time has been given for reflection, that this decision has been a for tunate one for the whole country, they receiving the like benefits from It with those who opposed them in the field and in the council. Four years oi war, dur ing which the law was executed only at the point of the bayonet throughout the States in rebellion, have 1 ft the people, possibly, in that condition not to yield that ready obedience to civil authority the Amer can people have generally been in the habit of yielding. - This would render the prcseuce oi small garrisons throughout those States necessary until guen time ns labor returns to Its proper channel, and oivti authori ty is fully established. I did not meet any one, eith er those holding places under the government, or cit izens of Southern Slat s, who thought it practicable to withdraw the military from the South at present. The white and black mutually require the protec tion of the general government. 'There is such uni versal acquiescence In the anthority of the general government throughout the portions of the country visited by me, that the mere presence ot a military force, without regard to numbers, is sufficient to nifJnfailn Older. “rue tfood of the country requires that a force be ktpkto the interior where there are many treed men. Elsewhere in the Southern States than at forts on the sea-coast, where force is necessary, It should ail be white troops. The reasons lor this are obvious. Without mentioning many ol them, the presence of black troops, lately slaves, demoralises labor, both • by their advice, and furnishing in their camps a re sort for the lreedmen for long distances around. White troops generally excite no opposition, and, therefore, a smaller number of them «an maintain order in a given distance. Colored troops must be kept in bodies sufficient to defend themselves. It is not the thinking me', who would do violence towards any class of troops sent among them by the general government, but the ignorant in s me places might; and the late slave, too, who might be imbued with the idea that the property of bis late master should by right belong to him, at least should have no pro tection from the colored soldier. There is no danger oi a collision being brought on by such causes. My observations load me to the conclusion that the citiaens of the Scutbern States ore anxious to re turn to self-government, within the Union, as soon as possible; that, whilst reoonstinoting, they want and require the protection from the government that they think is required by the government, and which 19 not humiliating to them as citleans; and that, if such a coarse was pointed out, they would pursue it in good Adth. It is to be regretted there cannot be a greater commingling at this time between the citi zens of the two sections, anil particularly oi those in trusted with the law-making power. 1 did not give the operatic •» of t£e Freedmen s Bu reau (bat attention which I would have done if more time had Ken at my disposal. Conversation, how avor onth. subject, with officers connected with the Bureau lead me to think that In some cf the states Its affairs have not been conducted with good judg ment or economy, and that the belief wtdety spread among the treedmen of the Southern States that the lands of their former owner* will, at least in part, be divided among them, has come front the agent* of the Bureau. Tills belief sertonely interferes with the will ingness of the freedmen to make contracts for the coin ing year. In some form the Freedmen’* Bureau is an absolute necesal y until the civil law la established and enforced, securing to freedmen their righte and full protection. At present, however, it Is independ ent ot the l Ultary establishment or the oo tin try, and seems to be operated by the different agents ol the Bureau according to tbeir individual notions. Every where General Howard, the able head of the Bureau, has made friends by the Just and lair liulructlaMt and advice he gave: bat the complaint in South Carolina was that when he left things went on os before. Many, perhaps a majority of the agents of the Fkxedmen's Bureau, advised the fr-eedmen that b. their own In dustry they mnst expect to live. To this end they endeavored to secure employment for them an . to see that both ol the contracting pirile* complied with their . ngagement. In some cases, 1 am sorry to say, the freedman’s mind does not seem to be disabus ed of the idea that the freed have a a tight to live without care or provision for the future. The effect of this belief In the distribution of lands Is idleness and accumulation in camps, towns and cities. In such oases, I think it will be round that vice and dis ease will tend to the extermination or great destrue tlon of the cvlored race. It cannot be expected that the opinions held by men at the South foryesrseanbe changed In a dav and therefore, the freedmen reqn la for a few years not only laws to protect them, but the fostering care of those who will give them good coun sel and on whom they can rely. The Freedinen’s Bureau being separated from the military establishment of the country, requires all the expense of a separate organization. One does not nec< nearly know what the other is doing or what orders they are acting under. It seems to me this could be oorree .sd by regarding the officers efr