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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS.
Established June 23,1802. Vol. 7. 1*0111 LAND, MONDAY MOIvNING JANUARY 20, 1868 Term* $8.00 per amium, in advance. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is publish* eyery day, (Sunday excepted,) ai No. 1 Printeri Exchange, Exchange Street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, Proprietor. Terms:—Eight Dollars a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PKESS. Is pu’dished at th same place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a yeai invariably in advance. Rates of Advertising.—One hu h of space, li length of column, co»'tituies a “square.” $150 per equate daily first week. 75 cents pe week after; three insertions, or less, $1.00; continu Ing every oilier day atter first week, 50 cents. Half square, three insertions or less, 75 cents: on week, $1 00; 50 cents per week alter. Under head of “Amusements,”. $2.00 per squar per week; three insert! us or less, $1.50. Special Notiurs, $1.25 per square lor the firs Insertion, and 25 cents per square lor each subse qut nl insertion. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine Statj Press" (which has a large circulation in every par ot the State) for $1.00 per square !ov first Jnsoitioi and 50 cents per square for each subsequent iusei tlon. __ BUSINESS CARDS. U. & J. T. DSNUEI.L, . BATH, ME., Oord.'ig'o Miimifaeturei'Si Iuclu ling Full Giuigs, Hahermeu’s Hawsers, Bolt H..PO. Point Hope, Trawl Warp, Lath Yarn,&c. Oraers solicited. jan8d0m WEBB, FOGG & FREEMAN, (Successors to A. WEBB Sc Co.,) 163 Commercial St., Portland, Me., DEALERS IN CORN, Flour, Meal, Oats, In Large or Ninall Qnauilllra. ALSO, Shorts, Fine Feed & Or. Corn Choice Family flour by the single barrel or in bags. S. H. WEBB, J. L. FOGG, H. C. FREEMAN. Doe 28, 1807.-dtf ZALD0, FESSER & 00, General Commission Merchant:?, HAVANA | December 23. dim ~~DR. BUZZELL, Has resumed bis residence, Corner Park and Pleasant Streets. iy Office hours from 8 to9, A, M. 2 .to 4, P. M. November ll. dtt WRIGHT & BUCK, Proprietors of Greenwood MiU, II VC'KMVU.I.B, 8. C. DEALERS in Yellow Pine Timber and Ship Stock. Orders solicited. References—R. P. Buck & Co., New York; Wm. McGlivery. Esq., Seursport; Ryan & Davis, Portland. raar26dtf C. O. DOWNES* MERCHANT TAILOR, HAH REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street* CORNER OF CHESTNNT August 30,1800. n dtf Gray, Lufkin & Perry, MANUFA CTUR EBS AND JOBBERS OF 1ATS, CAPS. FURS, -AKD Straw Goods ! 54 A 56 Middle St, over Wool man, True A: Co’s, PORTLAND, MAINE. Apr 9-dtf DEERING, MILLIKEN & CO., - JOBBERS OE - DRY GOODS, AND - WOOLENS, Have this day removed to the new aud spacious store erected lor them 58 mid CO Middle St., On the Old Site occupied hy them prevtoaa to the great tire. Portland, March 16. tf M. F. KING!, PHO T O GRAPH 1ST, 137 Middle street, PORTLAND, MB June 12dtf JOHN K. 1>C>W, Jr., Counsellor and Attorney at Law, And Solicitor in Bankruptcy, JAUNCKY COUBT, 43 Wall Hlrcel, ... New VorU City. ^“Commissioner for Maine and Massachusetts. Jan. 29 dtf W. T. BIJOWN & co„ General Com mission Merchants, No. 90 l-‘i Commercial Street, (Thomas Block,) WTiLARD T. Brown, [ Waltkk H. Brows, ( Poctlasd. Sole Wholesale Agents tor (be Boston Match Co. lor Maine. By permission refer to Dana & Co., J. W. Perkins & Co«, Josiah H. Drummoutl, Burgess, Fobes & Co._ june26dtt W. H. PHILLIPS, CARPENTER, BUILDER, And Ship Joiner. HP’“Clrcular and Jig Sawing done with despatch. M mild tugs ol'all kinds, Doan, Sash aud Blinds made or flirnisned to order. 338 Commercial St , (foot of Park St.,) PORTLAND, M A INK, au29dtt NATHAN WEBB, 7 . Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 01 Exchange 8t. Joly 8-dtl C, J,- SCHUMACHBlt, FRESCO PAINTER. Oflce at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. G. Sclrlotter beck & Co., 303 CoDgrcM Hi, Portland, Me, Ja12dtf One door above Brown. Charles P. Mattocks, Attorney and Counseller It Law, CAaVAL. rank building, No. Mi Middle Hired • • - Porllaud. iebl4dtl O. A. 8USSKRAVT, IMPORTER, MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN Furs, Ruts and Caps, 13G Middle Street, PORTLAND, ... MAINE. gr^CasU paid for Shipping Pure. sep2Ikitf iiu n uiiiu a; ujuilu* r Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND. M NE. Office No. 30 Exchange Street, Joseph Howard, Jy9’C7-ly Nathan Cleaves. WALTER CORE! & CO, Manufacturers and Dealers in FURWITUKE! Looking Glasses, Mattresses, Spring lieds, die. Clapp’* It leek, Keauebec Street* (Opposite Foot 0/ Chestnut,) FebSdtf__PORTLAND. S. FltEEJUAN & CO., Commission Merchants I 1SS1 Brond street, Samuel Freeman, l E. D. Appleton. } NEW FORK. attention given to the purchasing of Flour and Grain. w * Kel<drence*-l)avld Ke.ier, , £. McKeuney & Co., W. & C. K. Mllhkeu, J. B. Carroll, Ksn., T. H. Wcat.»l) & Co.__jnuelldtf A. N. NOYES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers In Stoves, Ranges & Ji umaoes, Can be lonnd In their NEW BC1I.DINO ON I,/ME ST., (Oi>! nsltethe Market.) Where they *111 be pleased to ace all their forme Onatomeia aud receive cidersas usual. aiigUdtl' I U. M. PAY SON. STOCK BltOKElt. No. 30 Exchange Street, __PORTLAND MB m*21dt M. I). L. LANE, Attorney and Counsellor at Law No. 150 Nassau Street, NEW Vo UK. November 27._ eod2m " I; F. PIHQBEb ~ " Pattern and Model Maker, Xo. 4| Exchange St. Portland Aft. Spirit Levels, Hat, Bounet and Wig blocks uiad 8 unrepaired. Artisis, Surgeons, Musicians, In vc 4 ters, Manufacturers, aud Miscellaneous Orders, per tonally executed. January 2. dim i MISCELLANEOUS. THE LARGEST BLANK BOOM l MAN V FACTORY - IN - ) i NX A. I TV 13 ! HALL L. DAVIS, Bookseller and Statioier, Still continues to make the manttf&cture ot Blank Account Books A. SPECIALITY, Also constantly on hand a large assortment ot STATIONEBN! -AT Wholesale and Retail. DESK FURNITURE ! The most complete.assortment that can be found in MAINE, embracing everything useful and ornamental. MERCANTILE PRINTING! Of every description promptly and faithfully execut ed. We arc also prepared to till or ders for all kinds of • lithograph Copper Plate Engraving T New Publications! We shall be ready to supply our patrons with aU new publications as soon as issued, from ail the publishing houses in the country PUBLIC and PRIVATE LIBRARIES SUPPLIED. IN FACT, ■ myikliii Pertaining to a Pint Clan BOOK STORE CAN BE FOUND AT HALL L. DAVIS’, No. CSS Exchange St. Pol Hand, Dec. 28,1SC7. i!4w Ferreotypes and Tin-Types can be had by calling at PECK’S NEW ROOMS* No. 174 middle Street opp. 17. fi. Hold. Ladies and gentlemen of Portland and .vicinity, call in, and you shall be suited in quality anil price. Copying neaily done. J. mTpLCK. December 23. d4w SWAIt A BARRETT, BANKERS & BROKERS, NO. 15 EXCUA1GB STREET, OFF tit FOX BALE 5-20’s of 1864, 1865 and 1867! KTATE OF 1HAINE BONDS, CITY OP PORTLAND BONDI, CITY OP ST. l.Ol'IB BOND*. CITY OP CHICAGO T PER CENT. SCHOOL. BONDS. Thl. bond 1* protected by an ample sinking hind, and is a choice security lor those seeking a sate and remunerative investment. .June and July 7.80’s Converted into New 5.20’s, On Very Favorable Term?. Holders of SEVEX-THUtTTES gain nothing by delaying conversion. Holder* of5.2G’«of ING2« will find a lar^e profit iu exchanging for other Ciov erumeut Boudo. September 20, dt f SAM TJEL F. COBB, No. 35S Congress Street, NF.Alt HEAD OF GREEN STREET. PIANO FORTES, Melodcons, Organs, Guitars, Violins, B injos, Fiutinas, Music Boxes, Con certinas, Accordeons, Tamboriaes, Flutes, Flageo lets, Picalos, Clarionets, Violin Bows, Music .Stools, Music Stands, Drums, Files. Sheet Music, Musk Books, Violin and Guitar Strings, Stereoscopes and Views, Umbrellas. Canes, Clocks, Bird Cages, Look ing Glrsse.-, Albums, .Stationery, Pens, Ink, Rocking Horser, Pictures and Frames, Fancy Caskets, Chil dren’s Carriages and a great variety of other articles. Old Pi...* Taken iu Eickun far Near. KIT-Pianos and Melodcons tuned and to .-nt„ April 6—tf dust received, a cargo of O VNT KRS from Tuigior. lor sale at No. 2 Union r*/N2) Wliar*. JAMES FREEMAN. December The Cooking Miracle of the Age. ZI M MERMAN ’S Steam 0poking Apparatus. Cheap, Simple, Economical! A DINNER COOKED for twenty persons over ONE hole of the Stove. Can be put on any Stove or Range ready for instant use. Water changed to a delicious Sotfp by distillation. Leaves the entire house free from otiVn-dve odor-? in cooking, its results astonish all who try it. gSF^Send tor a Circular. For Hair, as uUo Town and Comity Bights in the Niutr, by JOHN COUSF.NS, jan 3-dtf Kennebunk. Me. Coarse Salt. 1200 HHDS- Coarse Salt, In store ami for \vAl?DRON & TRITE, Jan9d4w* Nos. 4 and 5 Unbn Wharf. ^BIJRT BOOTS AT COST: WE are closing out a lot of Ladies* nnd Misses* Polish and half Polish, Glove Call, Lace mid Button Boots at cost. These poods are from the cel ebrated manufactory of E. C, Burt, New York.— They arc- ma le l orn'the best of Glove Calf, and all warranted, which we shall sell as low as they can L-e bought at wholesale in New York. Any oue washing to buy a nice Boot, u111 savo t money by calling on us her. ro purchasing elsewhere. Kll & Kl ri KK. , K«-1; Market Square, Rorllau.l, Me. November 23. Rtf ’ jprje^Dr. W.R. Johnson, DENTIST, OBce Wn. 13 1-9 Free Street, Second House from H. H. Hay’s Apothecary Store. B3F“Ether administered when desired aud thought advisable. Jy22eodii The Fisheries ! FiR sale to the t~aJo, 10,( 00 lbs. best quality Col ton Twine, Nys. 12,11 and in, four to six thread. 5,009 lbs. superior Cotton Twine, Nos. 16. 18 and 20. lour tO eight thread. 16,000 lbs. Herring, Mackerel and Pohaeen Netting. 10rt Herring. Mocker* 1 and t Pohagen Seins, complete for use. 500 English Her ring Nets 300 Reams Line Yarn, all grade*. AMERICAN NET AND TWINE CO., No.43Commercial Street, Boston. January 13, dlw(2aw3ra | COPARTNERSHIP NOTICES. Dissolution of Copartneiship. rsMill FI KM OF STO^EIi \ M & BAILEY, Win A ilow Shade ManutacLuit-rs, is this day dii-solved by mutual lousout. P. \V. STONPIIAM. f. j. bailey. NOTiC E . The Luslucfa will be continued l»y P. \V. S 10X11 IIAM. at t .e oh-i^stantf. No. lOS l-'i middle Sivee flip alone is author.zed to settle the affairs of the firm. ~ P. W.-STONEHAM. January 15, 18U8. ianlSdiw Disolution *1>HE Firm of Lnrnb -Sc Shaonton is this dav ills I solved by mutual consent, .Mr Lamb is to settle ail accounts. G. iI. LAMB, , -V. H. SIMON ION. Jau. 17. dtf. Notice. Porti.and, Jan. I, 1*68. fiMTL Undersigned having formed a piritmiship A t > cai ry on the Sf jvc, Xiu-Warer, and Plumbing busit.ess, uu U r Hi * firm aud style of M. E Thomp s u & Co., .-olU. it the patioiingi* af tin* public goner »’!>'. Hea l quarters at the old Stand, Tfiiuple St M. E. •' JloM i SON. , * J. S. KNIGHT. . Jau.3. cod 1 m* , Copartneiship Notice. fjp.lIE undersigned have Ibis day formed a copart* A nersliip under the firm name of Donnell, Greely & Butler, And taken the store No Commercial st., corner of Frankiin and Ucmuiercfttl. where they will con tinue the busnn ss as Coniinissioii Morchants, And Who!.-sale Dealers in GROCERIES FLOUlt PORK, LART); PISH, &c. J. B. DOXNEIA, JUSTUS GKEELY, A. BUTLER. Portland, An?. 1,18:7. anScodtf DISSOLUTION. . THP; (Copartnershipheretofore existing under the name and si* le ol Tarbox Sc Cheover is this day dissolved by mutual consent. G. W. TARBOX, J. S. CHEKVi K. The bu incss will be continued by Tarbcx & Brackett at the same place. P. r.land, Jan. 3,1tC8.4 j-iu 7-di\v* Copartnership. MB WAI-TBHr II. NORUIIA Is part ner in our Arm from His date under the style of lliilmun M. il-tu & Go. HILLMAN & MELLEN. Portland, Jau. 1,18 *8. jan. 7-d6t Copartncrship Notice. THE subscrtl^rs have f rmed a coiiai tnersldo un dertlic xh in name of ED WATID II. r. UllOIN cC co., w ill coniinue the business of Corn, Meal, Flour and Grain, —AND— Maiiuftkctare of Dairy and Table Salt, At old stand No. 120 Commercial Street. TV -VItL/ U. JDU UUUV , )•;. s. tijuumu, kdwabd s. IIUP.GJN. jPorUand, Sept. 30,1W7 oet. 5,-eoOtf Copartnership Notice. rjilljE subscribers have this day formed a copart X uership under the u*iuc of _ Evans &. Greene, And will continue the business of COAL AND WOOD! At tue old Stand 481 Commercial fit, Iffeiid ttmieft’N Wharf. We have on hand and oiler itt sale at the low est cash prices, the different varieties of Hard and Soft Coals, all ot the thst quality, and' deliyered in the best possible order. Also HAltn AN‘l) SOFT WOOD, Delivered in any part of the city^ Will. H. EVAN5. CHAS H. G KEENE. Portland, Nov Iff, 1307. noldtf 7 TfEW FIRM. THE subscriber# have this day formed a copart nership for the purpose cf contacting the retail Boot, Shoe and Rubber Business, Under the firm name ol ELWELL & BUTLER, And taken the siorc recently occupied by Messrs. Elliot & McCailar, No. 11 Market Square. Having added a large stock ot. goods to that purchas ed of Messrs. K. & AL, we aro prepared to furnish every st.le and description ol Bools. Shoes and Rub bers, which we shall se 1 at the verv lowest cash prices, hoping thereby to retain all former patrons and give our friends and the public generally an op portunity to buy good goods at desirable prices. A. LEWIS ELWELL. J. F. BUTLER. Portland, Oct 15, 18b7.oclfedtf Copartnership Notice rpHE undersigned have this day formed a copart X nerahip under the name of HUNT, JEWETT & CO., - FOS TIIE - Manufacture of Marble Work! in ill.lts branches, and lrave taken the Shop near the head of Preble Street, and 1X0. 114 CO.XCSRK88 aTBEET, where may be found a Inge ami general assort ment of Monuments <£ Grave Slones, Tablet*, Tabic Tops, Shelves and Soap Nioue Work. * |3r~ Orders from the country promptly attended to at low price#. Marb'e at wholesale as usual. R. K. HUNT, .T. M. JEWETT, JOSEPH RING, W. H. TURNER. December 24.1SC7. d&wini Copartnership Notice. rjlHK undersigned have this day formed a cop&rt X nerahip under the name of RIOHARBSON, HARRIS & 00., for the purpose of- carrying on the wholesale West India Goods, Grocery, - AND - piauf liusiuefss, and have taken the si ore No. 143 Commercial Street, herelofoie occupied bv Richardson, Over & Co. R- M. RICHARDSON, REN J. F. HARRIS, J. W. DYER, -HENRY LITTLEFIELD, Decern her 14. d&«i#tt_ * Dissolution of Copartnership. rnjl^ copartnership lit j etofoac existing under the X film nuiue oi L. J. Hill & Co., is tills day dis solved by mutual eoj,sort. L. J. HI IX. H. S1SE, II. H. NEVENS. Portlaud, Jau. C, 18GP. Cojiartn^rship Notice. Thb undersigned liavhig purchased the. iutcie*( of L J. Hid in tne late linn of L. J. Hill & Co., will eon Liu ue the tOi't'iiE Aftitt .SPMti: at the Store 176 Fore Street, unier the firm name ol Siae die Nevens. and will settle a'counts fir the late firm. E. H. SISE, H. H. NEVENS. January 6,18G8. jauMdlw Portland,* January 1st, 18R8. THE ropartnersliip heretofore ex toting-between Aaron B. Holden and Henry C. Peabody, under the firm name •»! Jlol«.len & Peabody, is this day dis solved by mutual i on scut. AARON B. HOLDEN, I! EN KYC. PEA BODY. •Until further notice, Mr. Holden may be found al ihe Probate Ollier, ami Mr..Peabody at the office |ol the late firm, No 22fij Cor gross st. * dcStSir fou Sale. r RAVRltS RUNNELt PUNG, nearly p6w, and Sleigh’s,at RAND’S STAnLE, Federal st. Deo24-dtf TIN TYPES, r\vE\fv.yiPB ccnvXfck dozeik At A. S. DAVIS’ Photograph Galleiies, No. 27 arket Square, opposite Preble Street. W9U DYER’S NOTICE. 1 WOULD inform the citizens of Portland an<l vi cinitv. that 1 have removed the old Portland Dye House Office from No. 324 to NO. I12J C«I7GR«SS STREET. and have opened an office at No. 25 Free Street, where 1 am prepared to reeivvc orders and execute them 1n tfce best manner, nt short notice, an I at pi ie es defying competition. As I lraxe hud 14010 than twen*Y-five years experience in the dyeing business, I flatter myself that i am thoroughly acquainted with the business. Please call al^Hner office and ex amine my list of prices, and tatsc my card. IT, BURtfF, Sole Proprietor of the Old Portianu Dye House. January 15. codGm “AH Sortfc” ALL SOR-TS, or a Puree Seine, one hundred fhth omslong, liberal in depth, complete In its a| purtenauevs joc in mediate ussi nnt weighing over A 0 lbs., tunable ot being band c l by a man and three bo si 1 a doiy. Adapted to Hiring, Mackerel or Poha^on. <: h .>3.;, AMERICAN NET AND TWINE CO., No. 4.5 Commercial Street, Boston. January 13, dlwi2uw3m Notice. IHEREM forVM a*I persons harb >ring or tiustin my son Dudley, tw I shall pay 1,., bids oi hi* con tracting after inis date, and shall claim all his earn ing. “ DUDLEY YOX'NG. Portland, Jan. 13, 1868. ja U-d&wlw* REMOVALS. E E M OvXl.. Swdt & Bradley, DEALERS IK COOK & PARLOR STOVES, For Wood or Coni, Have remore-l to jVo. 134 Exchange Street Jiy The public are respecttu'ly l'eqne-ite*] to ex amine the stoves ami prices. dvo30d3ni R~ E M O V JY E . ROBINSON & KNIGHT, DEALERS IK CLOTH -AND Gents’ Furnishing Goods, have removed to their IV E "W STORE! Xo. 78 Middle Street, Third Store from Exchange Street. January 17. dtf R E M O V A. E . Emery, Waterhouse & Co., DEALERS IN HARDWARE ! CUTLERY, GLASS, &e„ have this day removed to their NEW STORE, Xos. 53 <£ 55 Middle St.. Pirst Block Katit of the Poxt Office* E. W. & Co. have ar-anged in connection with their jobbing business a RETAIL DEPARTMENT, in which will l>e found a complotc stock ol House-Building Hardware, TOOLS, &c. January 7,1E07. <14 w REMOTA L . WOODMAN,'“TRUE & CO., IJirOUTEIiS AND DEALERS IN DRY GOODS! WOOLENS, Gents' Furnishing Goods, AND SMALL WARES, Havo this day removed to Woodman’s Block, Corner of Middle and Pearl Streets, Nearly opposite their old site. Agents tor Maine for the World-renowned Linen XTinissli Collar I With Cloth a* the Button Hole, and Gray’s Patent Molded Collar —ALSO— Agents for Birgers Sewing Mi. chine. WOODMAN, VKI E A CO. Portland, Dec 2d, «lec3d4m REMOVAL. ». W. LAKRABEE a AS femoved from Central Wharf to Richard son's Wharf Commercial Street, opposite Cot ton Street, where he will be happy to see all his oId customers, and to serve hosts of new ones. . Orders tor Dimension Lulnbar, Pins, Spruce, &e., SOLICITS. CLAPBOARDS, SHINGLES, Doors, Sash and Blinds I — AND — Building1 Material furnished at short notice. October 19. dtf REMOVAL. . II. M . B R E WEB, (Successor tc J. Smith «& Co.) Manufacturer of Leather Belting, " Has removed to WO. 92 MIDDLE STRICT, Marrett & Poor’s New Block, where may.be fennd a full assortment ot Leather Belting, as cheap, find equal to any In New England. Belting and Loom Straps made to order. Also for sale. Belt Leather Bucks and Sides, Leather Trimmings, Lace Leather, Belt Hooks, Copper Rivets and Burs. jyl9dtf A. HI E K K I L 1< , Counsellor and Attorney at Law, has removed to 144J Exchange Street, opposite pres ent Post Office. julytfdtf REMO V A L . JAMES O’DONNELL, Counsellor at Law, (Xotai y Public & Commisiiioufr of Deedi; Has removed to Clapp’s New Block, OOB. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS*, Jan 15. (Over Sawyer’s Fruit Store.) dW RE M O V A L J W. II. CLIFFORD, CJoixnselloi* at Law, And Solicitor of Paieuta, Has Removed to Corner of Brown and Congress Streets, JalS BROWN'S NEW BLOCK. dtl * v y - v A At the New Store 169 Nliddle St., JU8T RECEIVED Black all-wool Poplins, TAKO CLOTH, • (Something New.) WHITE ALT ACC A, FOR EVENING WEAR, - AT THE - IjOivcst Possible Prices! Jan 11-dtf Go to the New Store Where you can buy Fong Shawls New and Fresh Coods just opened For $5,00 Each. 160 Middle Street. jan 11-dtf Good Prints And Cottons, NOW OPENING, At 6 1-4 Cents a Yard, AT TEE NEW ST0SE, 169 middle St. Jau 11-dtf Proof Furnished - OK TllE - Reduced Prices -OF - Crockery Ware l AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BY N. ELSWORTH X SON ‘£ti market Square, JallW&S3w Opposite Doering Hall Knfraup-e. BE \ 1. ES'l ATIO. New House for Sale. ANEW two and a half story house, thoroughly built,containing fifteen rooms, convenient Sot one or two lumRies. located ui Cumberland Street, is ofletou for sale on favorable terras. It ha* gas, marble m;mtel8.*an abniuhutee of hard and N®it wat er, cemented cellar tij.-r, brick eisiern, Ac. aku. lv t0, WH..TFRRTS, ' Jan od/W Real Edate Agent. For Sale at a Bargain. A EOT of land, id by Untuet, for TEN CENTS I-er square loot located on St. John Si. Annly iintne liatel v io WM. 11. JKKitlS. Real Estate Agent, Opposite Preble Home, dan 17-dlw4 $1800 i'oragooil 1 12 story House Anil Otic Aero of l.nml. in Westbrook, mwithin three minutes walk of the Horse Cars. J Io* house I* modern and convenient. Plenty excellent/Soft Water at the door. Has a good bain ami wood-house. Only £KHM)cash required down. Apply to w. ii. ji:rtu >, __dc-oOdow* Real Estate A»ent. 2FOR SALE! MTwo Brick Ho«se* In a block of three, on Cumberland,corn r of Pear I street; two stories with French root, gutters liotd with ga! van - izul iron, cement, cellar floor?. with brick cisterns. One containing 10 finished rooms, and th** other nine rooms—all above ground—with bard and soil water brought in the kitchen—thoroughly built- aud con venient. Als > a block of two bouses thoroughly \ ulll ol brick, a"d convenient: two storb's with French roof, hard and soft water brought in me kitchen; contain ing twelve finished rooms eac-b. on Myrtle si. For further particulars enquire on the premises ci to , CH AS. RICHARDSON, dclSdtlis 13J Cumberland Str For Sale—One Mile from Port land. THE beautirtil residence occupied by Rev. W. P Merrill, situaleil In Westbrook, on the Back Cove road, known l>y the name ofllie .Maehijomie Villa, The grounds are tastefully laid ont with walks, ilower beds, splendid evergreens and Pliade trees; about 200 pour, apple, plum and cherry trees in bearing: plenty 3 of currents and goose be. lies; about n acre fit strawberries-raised 1,COO quarts tlitr. year’. The lot embrace* nearly tour acres, with biiVMs CO :oet wide all round It. The buildings—a tine h use with 15 rooms, French root and cupola, andu piazza round three aides; warmed with fur nace, good well and cistern in cellar; gardener’s house and summer house, and good stable well finished with cellar. l*frra» easy. For particulars enquire on the pre uyses, or ot WHliTEMQRE A: .STA11BIKD,. on Oommerc al street; or f ERN AJ.D & SON, corner ot Pretde aud Congress streets. Bej.t, 3. d^t _„ NOTICjE* 1 will Mellon lavoruble terms as to payment, or let tor a term of years, the lots on the corner id Middle and Franklin street?, and on Franklin street, including tbecorner of Franklin and dfc’j'y ,u wM. HILLIARD, Banqor or aMI 1 H A lthED Atterneys, Pnriland. l.nml for Sale. A *ABl’ of tilel»le Mary S. I.uni’s Estate,.-near -*7- For'land, via Tukcy's Bridge; In par.-els to suit Putcna,ers. Enquire in nersou or by letter ol • , . JAMES JOHNSON, Stroud water, A\estbrook Adm’r of said Estate with will .annexed. oct 2?-<t&1rH “7v*Tf---—-— ;-. To be S old Immediately. TWO Houses and lets iu City. Price iaOO and SI, AetX). House lotslnCaxie Ellrabi-th $51 to $I0n, JOSEPH ItEEl), lb.al Estalo Ageul. Oak and Coii^ress cte. Octobes V. dtl J. & C. J. BARBOUR, ' * No. 8 Kxchassge street, Have for retail a large Stock of Boots, Shoes and Rubbers, F*r Men’*, WoincnN, HlhseH’, Boy** anti 1 ChS-ltlei'ru’ft wear. RUBBER GOODS ! Belting, Packing, Hose, Clothing, Spring*, Cloth, Mah, Tubing, Ac. £3ST“ All descriptions of Rubber Goods obtained from Factory at short notice and at lowest rates. Oalc EeaiSier Belts. HOYT'S Premium Oalc Leather Bella! The most perfect article in the market. Also, Page's Patent Lace Leather, and illnke’s Belt Studs. Dec 10,18(37.-iseetl3iu Portland Academy, - - Union Hall. DAY and evening school. For terms ami particu lars address * ♦ , P. J. LARRABEE. P.lncipal. Jan, 13. eodtf No. 28 Hanover St. IALMIdJER Drying and Planing Mills, R. J. 2>. Larrabee & Co., West Commercial street. Blip-Tried Lumber tor !»'ale. PERFECTLY Dry Pine Lumber planed and ready for use. Dry Norway Pine and Spruce Boards planed ami jointed, for floors. All kinds of lumber furnished at low prices. Various Wood Mouldings for house-fin-* isk and for p’eturo iVaun-son hand and made to or der. We can do job work, such as jig sawing, turn ing, planing, sticking moulding, &e, in the best manner. 83r*Prompt personal attention. K. J. D. LARRABEE & CO.. dc21d3m_ West Commercial St., Portland. Advances made on Goods to the Island of Cuba. Megsrs.OEUROHLL, BROWNS & MANSON Are prepared to make liberal advances on a’l kinds of Lumber, Cooperage and Provisions, to any oi the Ports of the Island, and their comieciions with the first class Houses of the Island, make this a desira ble mode foi parties wishing to ship Goods to that market, Portland, 16 Dec. 1867, w dcIGif Gas Fixtures! Gas Fixtures ! We have connected GAS FIXTURES with our busi ne.-s of Steam and Gas Fittings, IRON RAILINGS, WINDOW SHUTTERS, Gratiiigfl, Bumps, Ac.', Ac., and are now prepared to furnish them as low as they can be purchased in Boston. Our stock is entirely "new, and is selected from the latest and most fashionable stjles. We invite persons who intend to purchase fixtures to give us a call before purchasing elsewhere. C. M. & H. T. PLUMMER, Nos, 9,11 and 13 Uniou Street, Portland, Me. September 12. dlf FOR SALE. ONE horse, six years old, kiud and good worker and a good traveller. A’»o one t: averse runner pung, nearly new. Apply lor a few days to S. WINSLOVV CO., decl7dt 28 Spring Street. Spars & Spiles. rpHE Undersigned are prepared to make contracts 1 to (urui8h Spruce Spars and Sproce and Hard Wood Spiles of any required sizes and quantity, to be delivered earlv in the spring at ihe lowest rates. Apply to 1NGR \HA M & W HITCOMB, No. 86 Commercial St., Dec. 24. dlf Portland, Me, THE BEST CHRISTMAS - OR - N e w Year’s* P K E >S E IV T any one can give their friends will be a PHOTOGRAPHS and will bo prized an such* Ho to E. S. WOHMELE'S, k No. H10 Congress Street, where you can get all kinds of such work none in the host manner, and for prices that duly competition. Photographs In all their Styltn. Tin Type*and Verrce’TpM, tlu cheapest that cal* be made in this city, and perfe t sati-.faction wairanted. Remember the place. i£. S. W ORMELL, ■ dec25dtf 316 Congress Street. "mV1SR¥JSTA-b1i"e7 BOAItniNO ANE BAITING By the subscriber, in the stable recently occupied by .Samuel Adams, rear of LANCASTEK IIALL! Prices reasonable. B^P. R U GG, Agent. July 23. ilti > O -j /A tw W \ TO 1.0 VT on first class tn> I- U. U V 7 V / cltv property, by GEO. 1(. DAVIS A OO., jaulMlw Dealers in Real Estate. S3 ill s Pile Ointment IS being used with great fuccecs. Entirely vege table. No cure, uo pay. Sold by all Druggists. Price 25 cent* per box. ** O. A. HILL, Proprietor, dn\15-eod3m Portland, Maine* Instruction on the Piano Forte lSy MrsS A. H. JJUBGIN. EpMj.qaiie at 2t> High st. dc23podlm* liriKtol Line. The steamer* Bristol and Providence having been withdrawn for a lew freak*, in order to renovate and rctit them, the Bristol Liuewill run two lirsl-clas fast profilers from Bristol, in connection with Bos ton and Providence Railroad, exclusively tor Freight. Shippers are assured their goods wid bo delivered with promptness and despatch. Mark your goods “Bristol Bine.” Ship by Boston and Providence Railroad. For fur her information,.stencils and re ceipts, apply at Company’s Office, No. 3 Old State House Bost on, corner Washington and State streets. The Bristol and rrovidei ce will resume- their trip* at an early day. CEO. SIHVKRYCK, Jan 1, 13 8. jafdtl_Freight Agent. WhinT itoom to Let. rjMIREE HUNDRED tret of tbc F.sterly side ol 1 S'.nrdevnm’s wharf. & „ Jan. It. i!2w on the wharf DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. Monday Morning, January 20, 1868 Porcine IVculiariiit a. It would 'ie a good disciplinary exercise fot certain politicians that might be named, tc devote themselves to a cursory examination of the works of Robert Burns, i>oet and agri culturist. They would find therein interpo lated between love-songs a tritle passionate and liberal for this church-going generation, and tales ol banshee and goblin, a few lines devoted to the case of a fine lady over whose lasliionable a'lire an unregen ‘rate and aban doned louse was travelling at bis own sweet will, in church time. The dame, ou account of her unconsciousness of the ruthless iuvader, continued tb put ou airs which would have been speedily laid aside bad she )assessed the power to “see herself as others saw her.™ The fact is tbe politicians to whom we re fer glory in their shame, being unable to dis tinguish between proceedings that might righliully be regarded as commendable ami those which, in the opinion of the judicious, are calculated to consign them to lasting dis honor. They boast that the Executive, assist ed by a coterie of politicians, the peers of tbe famous “Cabal” of tbe reign of tbe Stuarts, in point ot duplicity and dishonesty, has six times tli warled the designs ot the |>eople clear ly expressed through their representatives. Six times, they say, you have framed a law that you regarded as sure to establish justice in the South, and six times has the residen tial coach and six been driven through it, with Stanbery ou the box, and Biuckley and Judge Black up behind, and even now you are tiukering your unstable work lor the seventh time. Let it be admitted that Congress is amend ing its work for the seventh time. There was only one ulternat ive (or this— impeach ment. The Democrats wete ol course op posed to that plan, and tbe majority cf the Republican party, too, thought it moie expedient fox Congress to be at band, con stantly warding off the President in his un patriotic devices, lather than to remove him out of the way. The political problem grow ing out of this state of things is strictly anal ogous tb that which arises iu bucolic affairs when a farmer undertakes to drive an obsti nate pig—a situation that is proverbially en vironed with greater perplexities "than any nu«.u auaca in lUlllClIUlU^ Willi puy sical difficulties. The ordinary sagacity cf the race is of no avail here. The orbit ol a comet can be calculated; tbe moods and va garies of childhood stay, iu some degree, be antluxrated and provided for; winds, waves, temperatures, and all tilings unsettled and changing, are partially within the scope ol human foresight. Future contingencies in all cases but one may be the subject of in telligent speculation. Uut who can tell which way a swine-will turn when circum stances allow him the exercise of any discre tion. This association of Mr. Johnson's name and character with so unlovely a mem ber ol the animal kingdom should not be re garded as disrespectful, tor tbe strongly marked .individuality of the porker and his grotesque, eccentricities, make him, to the naturalist, an object of resxrectful admiration. And this is how it haxrpeus that Congress is continually “ tinkering” its rccohstuction laws. It eudeavors to give the President only a straight path to travel in, but ever and anon his porcine excellency discovers some by path, some concealed and narrow alley-way, or some abandoned and overgrown thoroughfare, up or down wbieb, with many a premonitory squeal and grunt, he endeav ors to turn. The only way to avoid the ne eesSity of constantly meeting him at these places, and turning him back, is by impeach ing ami politically sticking him. It having been decided that this shall not be done, it only remains to keep closely on his track, : till the 4th of March 1889 adds another to the number of old public functionaries of Concord, Lancaster and Buffalo. Ket re u chine at. A spedou3 proposition has been made In th^Legislature to give the State printing to the lowest bidder. The objections to Ujis plan are that the lowest bidder may not be pecuniarily responsible, or if responsible may not be qualified to manage tbe business, or if qualified may not be honest, and in general ;bat the first object is to get the work dons and well done, and the second to get it done as cheaply as possible, and that the committee on printing should be allowed sufficient dis cretion to secure and hannon^gc both these purposes. In reply to Mr. Bradbury (Dem.) of Hollis, who-delended. the proposition as a measure of retrenchment and economy, Mr. Foster (Rep.) of Portland, chairman ot the committee on printing, proceeded to il lustrate the character of Democratic economy as follows: The gentleman claims that he makes this pimposition lot the sake of retrenchment and relorm. It is only when his party are in a minority that they are anxious for this. W hen they were in power contracts were far less stringent on the printers than now. You will find that many changes have been made since the I epnbiicau party came into power. Scarcely a year lias gone by that Lite .contract lias not been more favorable to the State than the preceding. It was hardly expected that we eonkl come to our present prices from those left us by our political opponent* at one jump. I hold iu my hand the annual regis ter. This is a matter which under Demo cratic administration was printed lor both branches, with the same ty;>e, with the single change hi the title. The Slate was iu the habit of paying lor composition once for the House and once for tire Senate when one composition was used lor both. The same wa3 true in regard to ail ordeis ordered print ed by both branches. When the same hill was ordered printed by both brandies, ibe Senate paid lor composition and the House paid for composition, while the House docu nicn was struck from the same type that IVI eu«. ucuavc UUI.UM1CIU. Changes have been made since the Repub licans cauie into power. This hits been one pf >lie changes, They liave cut off this un necessary expense. '£he large amount for merly paid for printing lias'been very materi ally reduced. There was a sort ol' legacy of large prices, which came down to tHe Repub licans from their predecessors. Greatly liave they been reduced year alter year. It was under that rule that double prices were paid. Now the work is done quite as cheaply as it can be afforded. The last contract was at a les.3 rate than that usually charged by -print ers throughout the State—at a less sum than the prices set iipby the Printers’and Publish ers’ Union in the State. My judgment is that if the matter is lelt in the hands of the Committee, they will be able to make such a report to this body as will be saiislactory to it. If not so satisfactory, it will be in the hands of the House. ''■c||m ul Immii.” Horace Greeley, in his last installment ol “Recollections of a Busy Life,” shows how widely at variance a man’s theory may he with his practice. It Is notorious that Gteeley has always kept himself poor by the constant drain upon his purse by begga s and borrowers whom he has always encour aged. But he does not defend his conduct in this respect, believing unlike CharlesLamh.tbal it may be proper ‘ to rake into the bowels ol unwelcome truth to save a half-penny.” Ut says: 1 hate to say anything that seems caieu laled to steel others against the prayers o: the unfortunate and necessitous; yet an ex tensive protracted experience has led me te the conclusion that nine-tenths of those who will solicit loans of strange]s or casual ac quainlances arc thriftless vagabonds who will Dever he better . off tliau at present, 01 scoundrels who would not pay if they were able, lu scores, if not hundreds, of cases, 1 liave been importuned to lend liotn $ 1 up to $10, to help a stranger who had -come io the city on some errand or other, liad here fallen among thieves, (who are lar more abundant here than they ever were on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho.) been made drunk, and plundered of his last cent, and who asked only euough to take him home, when the money would he promptly and surely return ed. Sometimes I have lent the sum requir ed; in other cases, I have refused it; but I cannot remember a single instance in which the promise to pay was made good. I recol lect a case wherein a capable, intelligent New Engiand mechanic, on Ills way trotn an Eastern city to work two hundred miles up the Erie Railroad, borrowed of meTlie means of saving bis children from famine on the way, promising to pay it out of his first mouth's wages; wliich he took care never to do. This ease differs from many others oulv in that the swindler was clearly ol a better class than that irom Which the great army of borrowers is so steadily and bounteously re cruited. I consider it all but an axiom, that lie who asks a stranger to lend him money will never pay it; vet 1 have* known an exception. Once, when I was exceedingly poor and needy, in a season of commercial revul sion or “pauic,” 1 opened a letter Irom Utica and found therein $.< which the writer asked me to receive in satisfaction of a loan of that sum which I had made him—a needy stranger—on an occasion which lie recalled to my remembrance. Perplexed by so un usual a message, and especially by receiving it at such a time, wlieu every one was seek iug to borrow—n« one condescending to pay, —1 scanned the letter more closely, and at length achieved a solution of the problem. The writer was a patient in the State luuatie asylum. A gushing youth once wrote to me to this etiect : ‘IJKAR Slit: Among your literary treasures, you have doubtless preserved several auto graphs of our country’s late lamented poet, Edgar A. Poe. If so, and you can spare out-, please enclose it to me, ami receive the thanks of yours truly." I promptly responded, as follows; I)KAit Sir: Among my literary treasures) there happens to be exactly one autograph of our country's late lamented poet, Edgar A. Poe. It is his note of hand for $50, with my endorsement across the back. It cost me ex actly $30.75, (including protest), aud you may have it for half that amount. Yours, respect fully. That autograph, I regret to say, remains on my hands, and is still lor sale at the original price, despi te the lapse of lime and the de preciation of our currency. T.iiue and Patrol I.imr Kilag. Rockland, Jan. 15,1808. To the Editor 0/ the Prest: 1 have hesitated fifteen minutes, my deal' sir, whether it were Dot presumptuous to otter a lew lines on the above-named topic, for the reason that most of the aforesaid kilus are Just here in Maine, not In lar-distant Catu liania or Sitka, and that there is really much less of intrinsically and practically valuable knowledge to he acquired In the consideration of out domestic industrial processes than from reports about open polar seas. On the other hand, it b evident, from the columns of your excellent daily, from the number of those wflio arc willing to fritter away precious time in writing you of what different parts of our State are doing and how they do it and from your apparent willingness to publish mailers which iulerest only us, it is also evident that many of our people will spend hours in con templating things within their reach: things unmagnitied by misty distance. I must con fess, Mr. Editor, to a domestic and national pride,—to leeling, for instance, that I wouldn’t he auything hut an American and a native Americau, especially in case 1 should visit England. I am proud, too, of any trade which we Ciiu monopolize, and of the place, countrv toivii or eity, where it is monopolized; and I like to write you of such a trade. The right we have to monopolize lime traf fic comes of our might to do so; and the proof oT out might is to he seen in .Southern and Northern storehouses, or a mile from our own coast in that exhaustless i ib of blue rock which is forever being taken from Adam (the earth) d o ing ” the deep sleep” which tails upon ev erything else but limestone quarrying, lime stone carrying, lime burning and lime mar keting. The rock, dug out of the quarries which sink deeper year by year—so deep that in some places engines to pump are as necessary as axes to cleave—is constantly brought in on teams throughout the twelve month, rock as blue a3 the lips of the patient teamster. It comes in lumps as large as Morrissey's fist or as large as Andy’s head and quite as hard. The hands that handle it are shod in leather, not in leather gloves but •in “ palms,” which term signifies all ol the glove but the back; and the palms are sus pended by a cord to the wrist, so as easily to be cast off or put on. This limerock, says Chemistry, contains carbonic acid which must be expelled by the heat of ardent flames, when oxygen attacks the rock with the zeal of a proselyter and converts it into the protoxide of calcium. It is of course a very simple matter to heat a rock; hut very Yankee geuius was required to devise the best and quickest method of heating Jarge quantities. Our old-fashioned forefalheis didn't realize so fully as we do the difference between the expectation of life in Methuse lah’s time a id in ours, for we have more in surance companies. lienee they werepatieut to reach a given result in days—we count the seconds. A mau who lias doue nothing hut bum lime knows this. Fourteen years ago the best place to buili^a lime kiln was on a steep slope, tor the pit could he dug down be low the surface of the ground and a wall erected at one end, affording couveuieut com munication between the woodpile and the furnace. The wood was put in at the mouth of the furnace, lock .piled In Irom- above and when time enough had beeu allowed for thor ough burning, the fires were let go out, the lime became coo^ and was removed. No*-, this was very, well for men fourteen years ago, because th?y couldn't do better. But it has been fouud that the fires may keep on pretty busily at work while the lime is removed. The patent kilns are, I should judge,eigh teen feet square and twenty lieet high. They are built of any durable stone, with walls three or four feet thick and are covered on the top with wooden roofs. Dark blue smoke arises night and day and colors the roof and corrects the atmosphere. At least, it is be lieved that the mortality of the city is much less thau it would be if we had fewer Iiiue kilus and poorer physicians. The lime must still be thrown into the kilns and tires kindled beneath. But the fire once kindled need not he allowed to go out, until the owner fails or his wood gives out. Tbeowuer of some ol our kilns ha; in formed me that he kindled his fires February second, 1SH17, rod that they have kept burn ing ever since. I don’t think this is a- very rare case. Tbe sheds which reach away from the kiln cover a third ora half of an acre of ground, tinlcss there are two or more kilns connected in which case the sheds are larger. At the end of the shed nearest the kiln, wood is corded; at the farther end, casks of lime. On each side of the kiln is a door open ing into a large lurnace, where corthvood is converted into heat, and you may look in, if you keep far enough aloof to save your eye lashes from beir.g singed. (>ne can be easily persuaded, when he finds himself very near the furnace dcor, that “the flame of (lie fire slew these men who took up’’ the three worthies at Nebuchadnezzar’s command. These aiches are made of fire bricks, for nothing else will stand the intense heat. From the furnace escape is made thrbugh dues in different directions, so that the two tires will penetrate with their influence every part of the whole mass ol rock. A little low er than the furnaces and on the front side of the kiln is what is called the “hopper’’, which our lexicographers, had they seen the lime kiln, would not have defiued*‘<i place for fuel.” This hopper is the reservoir ol the burned lime. So long as tbe hopper is full ol lime, the tire acts upon the stratum aliove. When six hours from the last “drawing” have beeu tolled, tbe door of the hopper is thrown open (not by a “clock-lock”) and the drawing com mences. that is, a man will) a ioug-bandled shovel draws ont the burned lime lump by lump and throws it upon a slone floor around him anil at some distance. He throws it some distance, lor tbe natural reason that it would be decidedly unpleasant, to be near such red-hot masses, ior the lumps look more like burning summer than blue. Novem ber. The stratum above the one which is, being removed keeps its place submissively being expanded sojby heat as to be unable to force its way dowuwaril, like an eager crowd at the door of a lecture room. Win* 11 the lime lias been removed and more rock added above, this stiatum tumbles to tbe bot tom, no doubt, f>r it is there punctually at the end of aix hours. What w;is blue rock, is now red hot lime and will.soon be cokl for barreling. There is skill displayed in barreling. Tbe employee catches up a shovel-full, gives It a toss lu mid air and, like hungry Oliver, ladles again. The largest pieces of rock are broken enough by the time they reach the cask. The cask la headed, and branded with the uauie of the burner and thou stored till the vessel comes lor her cargo. I.imestone when brought fast er than burnt U “corded ' up around the kilns. The only disadvantage in the use of these kilus is the high cost of their linings and the need of hauling the rock up ascending plat forms to tire lop of the kllus;-theiradvantage« are the immense savings in time and materi als. When they were introduced here from New k urk, the old burners of lime grumbled and predicted their failure; but they are emi nently successful and profitable. I should add that the New Yc rk kilns have been so improved upon here, that our burners claim the honor of new invention. _ Dennett. Changed his Mind.—A Congressman re lates the following conversation as having takeu place between himself aud Gen. Han cock, just before tire latter’s departure for New Orleans: •Speaking to him, as I knew him well for I fought by his side iu the field, I said to him, “Well, General, youaiegoiugtoNew Orleans, are you?” “ Yes,” said he, “ and some people have got an idea that because I am sent down there to relieve Sheridan, I am a copperhead ; but they will tiud themselves greatly mistak en. I fought the rebels too long in the field to be their tool now.”—or words to that ef lect. I had a right, therefore, to be surprised when X read the first order which he issued, and still more when I read the second. Yttfietles. —Tlie Quakers have a mission and an or phan asylum as Okak, Labrador. Ot the dif ficulty of getting spiritual ideas into the heads of the Esquimaux, one of the missionaries writes: “We had this winter, again,dimerous visits from the brethren out of the North four sledge eompanies in all. We took oppor tunities with all, so far as we could, to tell them tire joyful message of tho gospel, Cer tainly, oue finds for the most part deaf ears, hut here and there is one who attends willing ly. One ot them atiast wished to have given him a picture, ami when he received a ‘Nativ ity’ and ‘Crucifixion,’ he asked, ‘If I pray properly to these pictures, shall I catch a great many animal* when hunting?’ When I had tried in a great many ways to make it quite plain to him that he was not to pray to these pictures at all, and particularly that he must pray to Jesus to have pity on his soul, he In quired again,‘If I then pray to Jesus, shall I catch a great many animals?”’ —Bicrstadt, the American artist, has been visiting Queen Victoria. A iotter from him says: “I was invited to send my pictures to the Royal Palace at Osborne for her Majesty and the royal family to see; I was also desired to accompany them. I did so, and was much pleased with the very kind mauncr in which I was received. Her Majesty is’ a very charm ing and agreeable lady, and makes one feel quite dt home iu her presence. She seemed much pleased with iny works. I was then in vited to see the Palace, partake of lunch, &e.” —Josh Billings says be never will patronize a lottery as long as lie can hire anybody els^o rob him at reasonable wages. ® —An Evansville, Indiana, merchant, named Murray, made a raid on the rats in his store the other day. The “varmints" attacked him, biting holes in bis boots, but his terrier de spatched 52 of the rodents, —In Sydney, when a horse is too old or in firm to he of further use, they boil him down to a jelly, and avail themselves of the skin and bones thus set free. A journal of a re flective turn, published there, thinks “it is a pitiable thing to see the poor brutes going to l>o* in this "way.” —Several families were recently poisoned In Platte City, Mo., by eating takes, made from the flour ot buckwheat mingled with the seeds ofjimpson, or Jamestown weeds. The inju ries were not serious, though it is said tho parties have henceforth foresworn buckwheat cakes. A whole family was dangerously poi soned some six weeks ago, in Ralls county, iu n similar manner. —A case similar in some respects to the Tyng-Boggs-Stubbs squabble, has ariseD in London. It grows out of the outrageons con duct of a clergyman in presuming to relievo the necessities of the poor who were not of hia charge. — A correspondent of the London Star de sires to I* informed when the next horse ban quet is to take place, and who are its purvey ors, as he has a glamlered horse, and desires to sell him. —It is rumored in the circles of the gossips that Lord Lyous is soon to marry a French marchioness. —The latest from Paris is a ladies’ nose pro tector, lined with fur. Our ladies, accustom ed to go bareheaded in all weathers, would doubtless despise such an effeminacy. ■ —There is a dispute as to how Chicago shall be paved. Prentice darkly suggests, “Why not pave it with good intentions?” —An exchange has the following under the iiead of “Caution to Bisters”:—Harriet: “I say, Charley, IVe been stealing some ot your sopnt; but it isn’t very nice—something odd about It ’— smell!” Charley: “Not wiped your llpe with it, I hope? It’s the new stuff for my mous taches. Brings ’em out an inch every night!” —The Chicago Evening Post urges that tho papers of that city shall discontinue the pub lication of divorce cases. The whole country will be gratified to see the suggestion acted on. —Referring to the fact that some New York college bad conferred the degree ot M. A. upon Rev. Edward Matthews, whose life and exer tions suggested to Mrs. Stowe the chasacter of Father Dicksou iu “Dred,” the English Inde pendent remarks: “The truth is, that these Yankee degreee are a pest, pud we devoutly wish ike Americans would keep them at home, and not let them loose upon us. They make the wearers ridicu'ous, destroy the value of distinction fairly won, and bring learning it self into contempt.” The New York Evangel ist cruelly suggests that this must have been written before Oxford conferred the I). D. on the American bishops, “scarcely average American scholars.” —Parton says, in his paper on “Smoking." in the February Atlantic, that an inhabitant of the United States who smokes a pipe only, and good tobacco in that pipe, cun now get his smoking for twenty-five dollars a year. —itev. Dr. Chapin has so f ir recovered his health that he is iulfilliug his engagements to lecture. A -___aL * _• 1 < S - SUMV OlUVO V* vi u< IUI Meade took the place vacated by General Pope's removal, the people of the state are en gaged in considering whether they have not “swapped the devil for a witeh.” —Whittier has a tine poem in the February Atlantic entitled “The Meeting.” Of course it is a Quaker meeting. —A nephew of M. Mires has been telling some ugly stories in the Courrier Francais about the Mexican expedition. The honor of several French officers is closely touched. —The Empress Eugenie is reported to bo tlic most graceful smoker in Paris. When Louis Napoleon scolds Eugenie puffs. —The New York Mail has the most intelli gent proof-reader in the country. A recent Item in that paper reads as follows: “Theie is not so much difference between myth and fast, after all. Job descended to Daniel in a golden shower; and women in these days ex pect their husbands to do much the sam e thing. Could the writer have meant Jove aud Danase? General Scott, the Commissioner of the Freedman s Bureau, at Charlestown, has is sued a circular, announcing tbkt relief will be granted to tlio full extent allowed by the Government, but only to the extremely des titute, and those about to plant sufficient area iu cereals to insure their provisions for next year, and who have a reasonable prospect of being able to repay the Government tho cost ot provisions advanced. No assistance will be given to parties engaged wholly or to an un due extent in the cultivation of cotton. —The New York Home Journal says, we know not on what authority, that Madame de La Grange was recently married to Prince Sontxo, a Grecian nobleman, who is a very cultivated gentleman, Jfesides being immense ly wealthy. He is young atnl quite handsome, and may be seen frequently iu the auditorium of Pike's Opera House. —A female Casper Hauser is said to have beeu discovered on a coal barge in the Seine, in France. The girl, who is of a high family, has been kept hidden in the hold ot the vessel for six years. The Massachusetts papers are by no means enthusiastic over the license liquor law Intro duced iu the Legislature by Mr. Jackman, •