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Established June 23,1862. Vol. 7. PORTLAND, THURSDAY MORNING JANUARY 23, 1868 Terms $8.00 per annum, in advance.
THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS l» published every day, (Sunday excepted,) at No. 1 Printers Exchange, Exchange Street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, Proprietor. Terms:-Eight Dollars a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, Is published at the same place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a ) ear, invariably in advance. Rat kb of Advertisin'o.—One inch of space, in " length of column, constitute* a “square.” $1.50 per square daily first week. 75 cents per week after; three insertions, or loss, $1.00; continu ing everv other day atter first week, 50 cents. Half square, three insertions or less, »5 cents: one w» ek, $1 00; 50 cents per week atter. Unde* head of “Amuhemknth,” #2.00 per square per week; three insert! ns or less, $1.50. Spec ial Notices, $1.25 per square h r the first lusertiou. and 25 cents per square tor each subse quent insertion. A>lveriisein>'Uts inserted In the “Maink State Prkbs” (which has a large circulation in every part of the State) for $1.00 per square ior first insertion nnd 50 cents per square for each substqoent tnscr tkm. BUSINESS CARDS. JOHN NEAL Counsellor at Law, £ olicitor and Attorney. No. 16 Exchange street. N. B. Offices and a large Hall to be let iu pame bu lding. jan'20-dlawGwM G. Ac J. T. DONNELL, BATH, ME., Oordsijg-e Miinulncturera, lnclu ling Full Gangs, Fishermen’s Hawsers, Bolt R*»pe. PoTut Rope, Trawl Warp, T/ath Yarn, Arc. Orders solicited. jauHdtiui WEBB, FOGG & FREEMAN, (Successors to A. WEBB & Co.,) 168 Commercial St., Portland, Me., DEALERS IK CORN, Flour, Meal, Oats, In Large nr Niuuli Quantities. ALSO, Shorts, Fine Feed & Cr.Corn CS^Ckoice Family flour ky the single bsrrel or In bags. S. H. WEBB, J. L. FOOD, H. C. FREEMAN. Dee 28, iHW.jUf _ DK. BUZZELL, Has resumed bis residence, Corner Park and Pleasant Streets. |yOffice hours from 8 to9, A. M. 2 to 4, P. M. November 11. dtt WRIGHT & BUCK, Proprietors of Greenioood Mill, ■ DCKHVII.I.K, a. c. DEALERS in Yellow Piue Timber and Ship Stock. Orders solicited. ReferEVCE8—R. P. Buck & Co., New York; WSn. McGilvery. Esq., Searsport; Ryan & Dans, Portland. mar*26dtt C. G. DOWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT August 30, 1866. n dtt Gray, Lufkin & Perry, MANUFA cl USERS AND JOBUKRH Of *ATS, CAPS. FURS, -AND Straw Goods S 34 4k 50 Middle Ml. over Woodman, True A Co’., PORTLAND, MAINR. Apr 9-dtt DEKRING, MILLIKEN & CO., - JOBBKU8 OB - DRY GOODS, AND - WOOLENS, Have this day removed to the new aud spacious store erected for them 68 and GO Middle St., On the Old Site occupied by them previous to the great tire. Portland, March 16. tf JOHN E. DOwi Jr., Counsellor and Attorney at Law, And Solicitor in Bankruptcy, JAUNCBX COUBT, 4.1 Wall Street, ... New Yark City. np’Gommissioner for Maine and Massachusetts. Jan.29dtf W. T. BROWN & CO., General Commission Merchants, No. DO l-J Commercial Street, (Thomas Block,) WtlLARD T. Brown, I •> Walter 11. Brown, ) Portland. Sole Wholesale Agents (or the Boston Match Co. I or Maine. By permission refer to Dana & Ce., J. W. Perkins & Co., Jo&iuU 11. Drummond, Burgess, Fobes & Co._ june2Gdtl W. H. PHILLIPS, CARPENTER, BUILDER, And Ship Joiner. Circular and Jig Sawing done with despatch. MoUloings of all kinds, Doors, Sash and Blimls made or furnished to order. 338 C ommercial St , (foot of Park St.,) Portland, Maine, au29dli NATHAN WEBB, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. <31 Exchnnjfe St. July 8-dtl c. j. Schumacher, FRESCO FAINTER. Oflce at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. G. Schlotter beck Sc Co., 303 Congress St, Portland, Me, Jal2dif One door above Brown. Charles P. Mattocks, Attcrney and Counseller at Law, CANAL. RANK BUILDING, No- KG Middle Street - - - Portland. teblMti G. A. 8USSKRAUT, IMPORTER, ■ ASUKAOTUKEB ASD DliALKB III Furs, lluts and Cups, 136 Middle Street, PORTLAND, ... MAIN*. HPCasb paid fur Shipping Fur.. eepiWdtt' HOWARD A CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M NE. Offlce No. 30 Exchange Street, Jose, b Howaul, Jy9’G7-ly Nathan Cleave.. WALTER COKEY & 00., MASCFACTUBKR9 ASD DKALKKS IS FURNITURE! Looking Glasses, Mattresses, Spring Reds, Ac, Clapp’. Black, Kennebec Sired. (Opposite Foot of Chestnut,) _F«b5dtf POBTL4ND. S. FKEEJUAN & CO., Commission Merchants I 1S1 Ul-oiicl street, Samuel Fkeeman, 1 E. U. Appleton. J NEW- YORK. Hr Particular attention given to the purchasing ol Flour and Grain. RefcrencoH-Daeld Nearer. Esq , E. MeKenney * w- * t. It. Millikeu, J. B. Carroll, Esq., T. H. Weston & Co.__’_junelldtf __ A. N. NOYES & SON, Manulaeturerg and dealers In Stoves, Manges <£ f urnaces, Can be tound in their NEW BDILDINO ON MSMK |f(| (Opposite the Market.) Where they will be pleased to see all their former Dustomers and receive orders as usual. augl7dtl a U. M. PAY SON, STOCK BROKER. No. 30 Exchange Street, PORTLAND id E no21«lt M. 1>. L. LANE, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, No. mo Nassau Street, „ . !'««' XOBK. November 27. eod2m I. F. FINQRRE Pattern and Model Maker, No. 4) Exchange St. Portland Me. Spirit Levels, Hat, Bonnet and W ig blocks made and renal red. Artists, Surgeons, Musicians, In ven ters, Manufacturers, and Miscellaneous Orders, per sonally executed. Janua-y 2. dim Dr. W.R. Johnson, DENTIST, Oflce Jlf, |3 14 Free Si reel, Second Ho line from H. H. Hay1* Apothecary Store. Bp-Ether administered when deidred ansi thought adWaable. • Jy22eo.it! BUSINESS CARDS. New Hair Dressing Saloon. WILLIAM OANNERS, SHAVING AND HAIR-DRESSING ROOM, IN THE Commercial lion no, CKONM, near cor. fore street. Jan l'l-dilm SISE & NEVENS, Nucressors to I.. J. Hill tt Co., Manufacturers ami Wholesa’e Dealers In COFFEE & SPICES, Cream Tarter, Cayenne. die. Ragle ills, Office 176 Fore HI,fool Exchange, PORTLAND* ME. E. u HISE. (jau20du> H. 11. NEVES* GEO. W, TRUE & CO., 116 Oommsioi&l Street, Ecad Long Wharf, , DEALERS JN CORK, FLOUR, Fresh Ground Yellow Meal, Oats, Shorts, Bye Meal, die. FINE DAIRY AND TARI.B MAM. W. R. WALDRON, QRO. W. TRUK. January 20. iitdteodti Instruction on the Piano Forte By MISS A. U. BURG IK. KVlnqniie at 28 High at. dc23eodlm* COPARTNERSHIP NOTICES. Dissolution of Copartnership. THE copartnership heretofore existing under the firm name ot Benson & Houghton, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The affairs ot the late firm will be adjusted by A. M. Benson. A. M. BENSON, E. B. HOUGHTON. Portland, Jan. 14, 1868. Copartnership Notice. We have purchased the stock and stand 6f Benson and Houghton, and have admitted Mr. A. M. Benson M a copartner. Our ftyle trom this time will be Clement, Good ridge & Benson, j* EDWIN CLEMENT, GEO. GOODIUDGE, A. M. BENSON. Portland, Jan. 14, 1868. Jan21d4w Dissolution of Copartnership. The fikmof stonehaji & iuiley, win Uow Shade Manuiuctuiers, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. P. W. STHNEHAM, F. J. BAILEY. NOTICE. The business will be continued bv P. W. S TONE HAM, at t'ue old stand, No. 168 1-2 Middle Slree', who alone Is authorized to settle the affairs of the ttrm. P. W. STONEHAM. January IS, 1888. Janl8d2w Disolution. THE Firm of Lamb & Simonton is this dav dis solved by mutual consent. Mr. Lamb is to settle all accounts. G. H. LAMB, A. H. SIMONTON. Jan. 17. dtf % Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned Lave this day formed a copart nership under the firm name of DonneU, Greely & Butler, And taken the store No 31 Commercial st., corner of Franklin and Commercial, where they will con tinue the business as Commission Morchanta, And Wholesale Dealers In GROCERIES, FLOOR PORK, LARD, FISH, &c. J. B. DONNELL, JUSTUS GREELY, A. BUTLER. Portland, Aug, 1,1887.au3eodtf Copartnership Notice. THE subscribers have this day formed a copart nership uuder the name of Evans &, Greene, And will continue the business of COAL AND WOOD! At the old Stgnd 9S1 Commercial Ml, Head Smith’s Wharf. We have on hand and offer lor sale at the low est cash prices, the different varieties of Hard and (Soft Coals, all ol the first quality, and delivered in the best possible order. Also HARD AND SOFT WOOD# Delivered in any part of the city. WM. H. EVANS, CHAS H. GREENE. Portland, Nov 1st, 1807. noldif Copartnership Notice. THE subscribers have formed a copartnership un der the firm name of EDWARD U. BURGIN A CO., will continue the business ot Corn, Meal, Flour and Grain, —AND— Manufacture of Dairy and Table Balt, At old stand No. 120 Commercial 8trcet. EDWARD H. BURGIN, K. S. GKRRISH. EDWARD S. BURGIN. Portland, Sept. 30,1867 oct. 5,-eodtf Notice, PORTLAND, Jan. 1, 1868. THE Undersigned having formed a partnership to carry on the Stove, Tin-Ware, and Plumbing business, un ier the firm and style of M. E Thomp s< n & Co., solicit the patronage &f the public gener ally. Heal quarters at the old Stand, Temple St. M. E. THOMPSON, J. S. KNIGHT. Jan. 3. eodlm* NEW FIRM. THE subscribers have this day formed a copart nership for the purpose of conducting the retail Boot, Shoe and Rubber Business, Under the firm name ot ELWELL & BUTLER, And taken the store recently occupied, by Messrs. Elliot & McCullar, IN<>. 11 Market Square. Having added a large stock ot goods to that purchas ed ol Messrs. E. & M., we are prepared to furnish every st>le and description of Boots, Shoes and Rub bers, which we shall se’l at the very lowest cash prices, hoping thereby to retain all former patrons and give our triemls and the public generally an op portunity to buy good goods at desirable prices. A. LEWIS ELWELL. J. F. BUTLER. Portland, Oct 15, 1867.ocHtdtf Copartnership Notica. THE undersigned have thi* day formed a copart- j norship under the name of. HUNT, JEWETT & CO., - FOB 1 HE - Manufacture of Marble Work! in all its branches, and have tikon the shop near the head ot Preble Street, and NO. 119 COMGRE9S STREET, where may be found a Urge and geueral assort ment of Monuments & Grave Stones, Tablet., Table Tap., Shelve, aad S.ap Slone Work. gr" Order, flum the country promptly attended to at tow prices. Marble at wholesale as usual. li. K. HUNT, J. M. JEWETT, JOSEPH BING, W. H. TURNER. December 24. 1867. U&wlm Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the name of RI0HARD80N, HARRIS k 00., lor the purpose ot carrying on the wholesale West India Goods, Grocery, - AND - Flo in* Business, and have taken the s ore No. 143 Commercial Street, heretofore occupied by Richardson, Dyer & Co. R. M. richAkdson, BENJ. F. HARRIS, 1 J. W. DYER, ^ , HENRY LITTLEFIELD, December 14. d&wbte Notice. I HEREB Y forl>id all persons harboring or tins tin mv Son Dudley, as I shall pav no bills of his con tracting alter this date, and shall claim all bis earn in?s. DUDLEY YOUNG. Portland, Jan. 13, 18G8. ja 14-d&y*lw* “All Sorts.” ALL SORTS, or a Purse Seine, one bundled fath oms long, liberal in depth, complete in its ap purtenance# lor immediate use, not welching over «’# lbs., capable oi being hand ed by a man and three bo s In a dory. Adapted to Herring, Mackerel or Eobageu. Out f3 «S AMERICAN NET AND TWINE CO., No. Ait Commercial Street. Boston. January 13, dlwi2aw3tn REMOVAL®. REMOVAL,. JOHN RANHALL A CO., Wholesale Dealers in FLOUR, Have removed to IVo. 04 Commercial St., Head of Portland Pier. Jan. 20. di# I REMOVE L. 8welt &; Bradley, DEALERS IN COOK & PARLOR STOVES, For Wood or Coal, Have removed to No. 134 Exchange Street. HTThe public ace respectfully requested to ex auiinc the stoves and prices. dec30d3m REMO V L . ROBINSON & KNIGHT, DEALERS IN CLOTHINO - AND Gents’ Furnishing Goods, have removed ‘o theft N E W STOKE! No. 78 Middle Street, Third Store from Exchange Ntreel. January 17. dtt R E M O V .A. E . Emery, Waterhouse & Co., DEALERS IN HARDWARE ! CUTLERY, GLASS, 4c., have this day removed to their NEW STORE, . Nos. 53 <£ 55 Middle SU First Block East of the Past Office. E. W. & Co. have arranged in connection with their jobbing business a RETAIL DEPARTMENT, in which will be found a complete stock of » . House-Building Hardware, TOOLS, &c. January T, U67. 8Jw KEMOVAL. WOODMAN,-TRUE & 00., IMPORTERS 4ND DIALERS IX DRY GOODS! WOOLENS, Gents’ Furnishing Goods, AND SMALL WARES, Have this day removed to Woodman’s Block, Corner of Middle and Pearl Streets, Nearly opposite their old site. Axentstor Maine lor the World-renowned Liucn FiniA Collar T Witli Cloth at the Button Hole, and Gray’s Patent Molded Collar -ALSO— Agents for Singers Sewing Machine. WOOD ITS AN, VRl'E * (O. Portland, Dec 2d, 1H*;7. d«c3<14ui REMOVAL. H • M • JR JR R W R JR y (Successor tc J. Smith & Co.) Manufacturer of Leather Belting, Has removed to NO. 92 MIDDLE STREET, Marrctt & Poor’s New Block, where may he found a full assortment of Leather Belting, as cheap, and equal to any iu New England. Belting and Loom Straps made to order. Also tor sale, Belt Leather Backs and Sides, Leather Trimmings, Lace Leather, Belt Hooks, Cupper Hi vets and Burs. jylfkltf A • MERKfLL, Counsellor and • Attorney at Law, has removed to 144j Exchange Street, opposite pres ent Post Otllee. Julytkltf REMO V A L . JAMES O’DONNELL, Counsellor at Law, Wotury Public Ac CouanaiNNioiier of Dcedi, Has removed to Claj p’s New Block, OOR. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, Jan 15. (Over Sawyer’s Fruit Store.) dtl R E M O V A JL. I W. II. CLIFFORD, Counsellor at Law, And Solicitor of Patent*, Has Removed to Corner of Brown and Congress Streets. |a!6 BROWN’S NEW BLOCK. dtl The Mercantile Agency, 47 C'oiigri'H* and 40 IValer Nircet, Bontoa, Will hare an Office First qf March in Jose Block -No. 88 Exchange St., opposite the Custom House, Portland. This institution was established by Lewis Tappan, in new York, in 184;; by him and Edward E. Dun bar in Boston, in 1843, and subsequently by them and their successors in each of the principal cities of the United States and Canada: and is believed to be the first and oiigjual cigauizat on in : ny part ofthe world, for the purpose of procuring in a thorough rnauner, recording and presr rving for Its patrons de tailed information respecting the home standing, re sponsibility and credit of Merchants, Manufacturers, Traders, &e., to aid iu dispensing credit and collect ing debts. During the twenly-six years that the Mercantile Agency has been iu op -ration,there has been no time that it lias not enjoyed the confidence and patronage of the most honored and sagacious business men iu each community where one of Us offices has been lo cated. With a determination, adhered to from the first opening of tlii* office to the present time, to se cure the aid of reliable and painstaking correspon dents, men of character and integrity, competent assistants and clerks lu all responsible positions, and to be strictly impartial in our reports without fear or favor, the business has grown to an extent corres ponding to the increased tcritory and extended busi ness oi the country; and never has the agency been in condition to render such valuable service to its subscribers as at the present time. In audition to ihe recoined reports, revised syste matically twice a year by correspondence and trav elling, we have, tor the past three years, issued to Bubscriltcrs who desired it, they paying an addition al subscription for the use thereof, a REFERENCE BOOK, containing names ot individuals and firms in Mercan‘ile, Manufacturing, Mechanical, aud other business, arranged in alphabetical order in- their respective towns or cities, with a double rating ap pended, (as per Key furnished with the book,) show ing. approximately the pecuniary strength,and secondly, the mercantile credit. This work, now is sued in .January and July of each year, is kept use- I ful to subscribers by the issue ol weekly, (or moro frequent) notifications ol imp© taut changes which affect the ratings. Besides the GENERAL REFERENCE BOOK, of whole U. S. and Bri ish Provinces, we issue a BOOK OF PRINCIPAL CITIES, home 70 in num ber, a NEW ENGLAND REFERENCE BOOK, and a WESTERN REFERENCE BOOK. All of tlie three last named are included in the first, and either can be supplied to a subscriber ac cording to the wants of his business. We shall be j leased loexhib t (he Keierenco Book and other facilities of the Agency, and to answer hucli questions as may be asked respecting our sys tem and terms ot subscription. ui»on application per sonally or by letter. ^DWAIID RUSSELL & CO. January 1, 18flB. ASSOCIATE OFICES. F. RUSSELL & CO., Boston, and Portland1 R. G. DUN & Co., New York City, Albany, Bufftlo, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Pittsburg, Cleveland, Detroit,Chicago, Milwaukic,Chariest n, New Orleans, Louisville, Memphis. St. Liuit, and London, England. DUN. WI Y1AN Sc CO., Tor onto, C. W , Montreal,C. K., aud Halitax. N. S. .Jau 'J dtf FOK SALE. ONE EIGHT HOUSE POWER Portable Engine. • W. H. PHIIjLVPI, o «■$ Commercial St., loot ot Park St. | Portland, Aug 29,-dt SCHOOLS. Norway Academy ! - AT - Norway, Maine. HE SPUING TKHM, of tills luatttiitiou w.ll commence ou Wednesday. February 26th, 1868, and continue eleven weeks. OHARLSS D. BARROWS, A. B,, Princ'pil. Edwin, F. Ambrose, A. B Asso Ja‘e Frio. Assistant Teachers ot acknowledged ability and experience have been secured. BOAKD—including everything—wood, light* and ivathing, three dollar* per week. Also Booms lor Students wishing to board them selves. Application should l>e made in person or by letter to the Principal, to Bev. N. Gunnison, J. A. Deni son, Esq, or 10 Freeland Howe, Esq., at Norway. Jau 22-eod3w Portland Academy, - - Union Hall. DAY and evening school. For terms and particu lars address P. J. LAKKABEE. Piincipal. Jan. 13. eodtf No. 28 Hanover St. REAL ESTATE. Hotel tor Sale. rpHE furniture and fixtures in the Hotrl < I X bo long and favorably known as the York Hotel in Saco, will Le sold at a g od [ bargain. The Mir liure is nearly new and J l in good order. Has a good Dance Hall and Stable attached, a very l'avoraole lease ot four or ten yeais. The House is doing an excellent busi ness, aud the only reason lor selling, is, that tue Pro Srietor 1 as other business to attend to the first of (arch. SILAS GURNEY, Jan21dlw York Hotel, Saco, Me. New House for Sale. ANEW two and a half atory house, thoroughly built, containing fifteen rooms, convenient far one or two (amides, located on Cumberland Street. Is ottered for sale on favorable terms. It has gas, marble mantels, an abundance of hard and sett wat er, cemented cellar flo:r, brick cistern, Ac. Apply to W. H. .TERRIS, Jan15d3w Real Estate Agent, For Sale at a Bargain. A LOT of land, 50 by no feet, fur TEN CENTS per square loot located on St. John St. Apply Immediately lo WM. H. .JEKUIS, Real Estate Agent, Opposite Preble House. .Ian 17-dlw* $1800 for a good 11-2 story House SAnd One Acre .f l.wnd in Westbrook, within three minutes walk of the Horse Cars. The bouse is modern ami convenient. Plenty jnt Bolt Water at the door. Has a good barn and wood-house. Only StOOOcash required dowu. Apply to W. H. JERRI-', dc-30d3w* Real Estate Agent. FOB SALE! Atth. Two Brick Houses in a block or three, on Biii Cumberland,eorn r of Pearl si reel; two stories WKLwIth French root, gutters Rued with galvan ized iron, cement cellar floors, with Prick cisterns. One containing 10 ttniiheil rooms, and th - other nine rooms—all above ground—with bard and sort water brought in the kilcheu—thoroughly built and con venient. Also a block of two bouses thoroughly built of bnck, aud convenient; two stori-s with French roof, hard and soft water brought In the kitchen; contain ing twelve flnished rooms each, on Mvrtle st. For further particulars enquire on lire premises tr to CHAS. RICHARDSON, dclSdtlis . 138 Cumberland St. For Sale—One Mile from Port land. THE beautilhl residence occupied by llev. W. P. Merrill, situated in Westbrook, on tbe Back Cove road, known by the name of the Macliigonne Villa, The grounds are tastefully laid out with walks, flower beds, splendid evergreens and shade trees; about 200 pear, apple.'plum and cberry tree* in bearing; pIent>|of currents and gooseoe ries; about n acre ot strawberries—raised 1,600 quail* this year. The lot embraces nearly lour acres, with streets 60 feet wide all round it. The buildings—* tine house with 15 rooms, French root aud cupola, aud a piazza rouud three sides; warmed with tur nace, good well and cistern in cellar; gardener's house and summer house, aud good stable well flnished with cellar. Terms easy. For particulars euquire on tlie pre mises, or ot WH1TTEMORE & STAR BIRD, on Commcrc'al street; or FERNALD & SON, corner ot Preole aud Congress streets. Sept 3. dtt __ NOTICE. I will sell on favorable terms as to payment, or let for a term of years, the lots on the corner ol Middle and Franklin streets, and on Franklin street, including thecorner ot Franklin aud Fore streets. Apply to WM. HILLIARD, Bangor or SMITH & HEED Attorneys, Portland. iy12tt Land for Sale. A PART of the late Mary S. Lunt's Estate, near Portland, via Tukey’s Bridge; in parrels to suit Purchasers. Enquire in person or by letter of JAMES JOHNSON, Slrondwater, Westbrook Adm'r of said Estate with will annexed. *oct 22-d<Sfcwfl To be Sold Immediately. fpWO Homos and lots Id City. Price *900 aud SI, ± 600. House lots in Cape Elizabeth $5 ' to $100. JOSEPH HEED, R* al Estate Agent, Oak and Congress sis. Octobes 2. dtt J. & C. J. BARBOUR, No. 8 Exchange street, Here for retail a large Stock of Boots, Shoes and Rubbers Fer Hea’i, Women’*, IVIiesea’, Boy’* and Childeren’* wear. RUBBER GOODS! Belting, Packing, Hose, Clothing, Springs, Cloth, Mata, Tubing, Ac. All descriptions of Rubber Oiods obtained from Factory at snort notice aud at lowest rates. Oak Leather Belts. HOYT’S Premium Oak Leather Bella! The most perfect article in the market. Also, Page's Patent Lace Leather, and Blake’s Belt Studs. Deo 10, 1807.-li»od3m * LUMBER “ Drying and Planing Mills, 2f. J. D. Larrabee & Co., West Commercial street. Kiln-Dried Lumber for Sale. PERFECTLY Dry Pine Lumber planed aud ready for use. Dry Norway Pine and Spruce Boards planed and tainted, for floors. All kinds of lumber furnished at low pricoe. Various Wood Mouldings for house-fin ish and tor p’eture frames on hand aud made to or der. We can do job work, such as jig sawing, turn ing, planing, sticking moulding, &c, iu the best manner. BT*Prompt personal attention. It. J. D. LA HR A BEE & CO.. dc24d.3m_West Commercial St., Portland. Advances made on Goods to the Island of Cuba. Hewrs.OHTJBOHLL, BB0WNS & HANSON Are prepared to make liberal advances on a'l kinds of Lumber, Cooperage ami Provisions, to any oi the Ports of the Island, and their connections with the first class Houses oi tl.e Inland, make this a desira ble mode for parties wishing to ship Goods to that market, Portland, 16 Dec. 1867, dc16< f Gas Fixtures! Gas Fixtures! We have connected GAS FIXTURES with our busi ness of Steam and Gas Fittings, HON BAILINGS, WINDOW SHUTTEBS, Gratings, Fnmpa, Ac., Arc , and are now prepared to tarnish them as low as they cau be purchased in Boston. Our stock is entirely new, ami is selected trow the latest and most fashionable styles. We invite persons who intend to purchase tixtures to give us a call before purchasing elsewhere. C. M. & H. T. PLUMMER, Nos. 9,11 ami 13 Union Street, Portland, Me. September 12. dtf ~FOR_SALE. ONE horse, six years old. kiud and good worker and a eood traveller. A!so one traverse runner pung, nearly new. Apply lor a few days to 8. WINSLOW & CO.. decl7dt 28 Spring Street. THE BEST C H RI ST MAS - OB - New Year’n present any one can jive their triends will be a PHOTOGRAPH! and will be prised as such. Go to E. ». WOBMELL 8, No, 31G Congress Street, where you can get all kinds of such work done in the best manner, ami for prices that defy competition. Photographs In all their Ntylvii. Tin Type* and Pcrreo types, the cheapest that can be wade in this city, and perfect sitHlaction wai ranted. Remember the place. E. H. WORlHEMi, dee ’Jkltf 316 Congress Street. SAMUEL F. COBB, No. 355 CongroNH Street. HEAR HEAD OF UKEEN STREET. PIANO FORTES, Melodeons, Organs, Guitars, Violins. Banjos, Flutinas, Music Boxes, Con certinas, Accorueons, Tamboriues, Flutes, Flageo lets, Picalos, Clarionets, Violin Bows, Music Stools, Music Stands, Drums, Fifes, Sheet Music, Mush* Books, Violin and Guitar Strings, Stereoscopes and Views, Umbrellas. Canes, Clocks, Bird Cages, Look i ng Glasses, Aibuyis. Stationery, Pens, Ink, Rocking Horser, Pictures and Frames, Fancy Baskets, Chil dren’s Carriages and a gfreat variety of other articles. Old PisuM Taken in Exchange (mr Mew. KS^Pianoa and Melodeons tuned and to rent, April 6—tf MISCELLANEOUS. 540 MILES - OF THE - UNIO N Pacific Railroad Running West ft om Omaha, Across the Continent, ARE NOW COMPLETED, THE TRACK BEING LAID AND TRAINS RUN NING With in Ten Miles of the Summit of the Rocky Mono tains. 1 In? remaining ten miles will be finlehed as soon as the weather permits the*roa«i-boU to be sufficiently packed to receive the rails. The work continues to be pushed forward in the rock cutting on the w. st ern slope with unabated energy, andg much larger iorcu will be employed during thee indent year than ever betorj. The prospect, that the whole Grand Line to the Pacific Will be Completed in 1M70, Was never be'ter. It. ineun* so kr provided for construction ban proved ample, and there in no lack ol mini- for the inoft vigorous prosecution of the en terprise. These means are divided Into four classes: 1—UNITED STATUS BONDS, Having thirty years to run, and bearing six per cent currency interest, at the rale <X flg^mo per xullc for 817 utiles ori the Plaius; then at the rate of $18,nX) p:r mile lor 150 inileS through the Rocky Mountains; then at the rate of $32,000 per mile ipr the remaining distance, for which the United Slat* takes a itctind lien as security. The interest on these bonds is paid by the United States Government, which also [rays the Company one-half the amount*ol Its bills in money lor transportatmg its weight, troops, niai's. &e. The remaining half of these bills Is placed to tbo Company’s credit, and forms a sinking tund which may dually discharge the whole amount of thiB Hen. 2-FIRST 3IORTGAGE BONDS By 11s charter the Company is pormlttcl to issue its own First Mortgage Bpnds ta the same amount as the Bands issued by the government, and no more, and only os tut road prof res set. The Trustees tor the Bondholders, are the Hun. K. D. Morgan, U. S. Senator from New York, and the Hen. Oakes Ames, member ol the U. S. House ol Representatives, who are responsible (or the delivery of these Bonds to tLe Company iu accordance with the terms of the law. 3— THE LAND GRANT. The Union Pacific Railroad Company has a land grant or absolute donation from the government ol 12,800 acres to the mile on the line of the road, which will not be worth less than $1.80 per acre, at the low est valuation. / 4— THE CAPITAL STOCK. The authorized eapftal of tb. Union Pacific Rail road Company H *100,000,000, ol which over $8,300,-' 000 have l>ceu paid on the work already done. I THE Means Sufficient to Build the Road. Contracts for the entire work ot building 914 miles of first-class railroad west trom Omaha, comprising much of the most difficult, mountain work, and em bracing every expense except survi ving, have been made with responsible parties (wlo have already fin ished over 510 miles), at the average rate of sixty eight thousand and fifty-eight dollars ($68,058) per mile. This price includes all necessary shops lor construction and repairs ot cars, depols, stations, and all other incidental buildings, and al60 .locomo tives, passenger, baggage, and freight cars, and oth er lequisite rolling stock, to an amount that shall not be less tha>i $5,000 per mile Allot lug the cost of the remaining one hundred and eighty-six of the eleven hundred miles assumed to be built by the Union Pacific Company to be $90,000 per mile; The Total Coat of (Heron flu mired ,?li lea will be an Hollows i »U miles, at $G8,058 #62,1:05,012 180 mile*, at $'10,000, 10,710,000 Adddtsconuts on bonds, surveys, Ac, 1,500,000 Amount, , $80,441,012 AstlieU S Bonds are equal to money, and the Company's own First-Mortgage bonds have a ready market, we have as the Available Caah Keaeutcea for building eleven Hundred .Miles i U. S. Bonds. *29,3*8/00 First Mortgage Bonds, 29,328,000 Capital S och paid in on the work now done,8,500,000 Land Grant, 14,080.000 acres, at $4.50 |*r *cre, 21,120,000 Total, $88,276,000 The Company have amide t'ae'lities for supplying any deficiency that may arise in means for construc tion. This may he done wholly or in part by uddi ditioual subscriptions to tho capital stock. Earnings of the Company. At present, the profits of the Company are derived only from Its local trail e, hut this is already much moretlian sufficient to pay the interest on all the Bonds thj Company can issue, if not another mile were built. It is not doubted that when the road is completed the through traffic of the only line con noctihg the Atlantic and Pacific States wi 1 be large beyond precedent, fend, as there will be no compe tition, It can always be done at profitable rates. It will be noticed that the Union Paeific Railroad i , in fact, a (iorervmeat Work, built under the su pervision of Government officers, and to a large ex tent with Government money, and that its bonds are Issued under Government direction. It is l>e lieved that no similar security is so carefully' guard ed, and certainly no other Is based upon a larger or more valuable property. As the Comp ny’s First Mortgage Bonds aic offered for the present at OO CTS.;OJI THE DOLLAR, they are the cheapest security iu the market, being more than 15 per c:nt. lower than U. S. Stocks. They pay Six Per Cent, in Gold! or over NINE PER CENT, upon the invest ment, and have thirty years to run before maturity. Subscriptions will be received In Portland by SWAN A BAB11ETT, NO. 13 EXCHANGE STREET, and in New York at the Company’s Office, No. 20 Nassau Street, and by CONTINENTAL NATIONAL BANK, No. 7 Nas sau Street. CLARK, DODGE & CO., Bankers, No.' 51 Wall Street. JOHN J. CISCO & SON, Bankers' No. 33 Wall Street. HENRY CLEWS & CO., Bankers, No. 32 Wal Street. Aud by the Company's advertised Agents through out the United States. Remittances should be made iu drafts or other funds par iu New York, and the bonds will be sent free ot charge by return express. Parties subscribing through local ageuts, will look to them for their safe delivery. A NEW PAMPHLET AND MAP, showing the Progress of the Work, Resources lor Construction, and Value of Bonds, may' be obtained at the Com pany’s Offices, or of its advertised Agents, or will be Bent free on application. JOHN J. CISCO, janUd&wlm Treasurer, New York. ABSTRACT OF THE ANNUALSTATEMENT OF THK £TNA INSURANCE CO, OF HARTFORD, CONN. On the let day ot January, 1868, to the State ot Maine. Capital Stock all Paid up, $3,00 >>,000.00 ASSETS AS FOLLOWS: Real Estate, unincumbered,.$253,082 83 Cash ou hand, in Bauk, and in agts. hands 546,607 81 United States Securities,. 748,345 50 State, City and Town Stocks and Bonds . 899,525 00 Bank and Trust Company’s Stocks,.1,257,810 00 Railroad Companies’ Stocks,. . 299,382 25 Mortgage Bauds,. 811,870 00 Loans on Real Estate,. 9,000 00 Mutual Ins* ranee Co.’s Scrip. 5,920 00 Total Assets.$1,833,M3 39 Aggregate amount.at risk,.$201,309,713 00 Amount oi Premium Notes, none. Amount oi Liabilities for unsettled Losses,. 465,24$ 65 HF" Losses paid in 49 j ears, $25,000,0.0 00. L. J. HEN DEE, Pretft. J. UOODNOW, Secretary. WILLIAM B. CLARK, Asst.Sec’y. E. J. BASSETT, General Agent and Adjuster. J. C. HILLIARD, i Special Agents H. L. PASCO, i and Artjnsteis. DOHr9 COFFIN LiBBY. J(fts9 No. 13 Exchange St., Portland. January 20. eodlw DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. Thursday Morning, January 23, 1868 The Jlitiuc Stale I'ms, Published this morning, contains a lull rec ord of the proceedings of Congress and the Maine Legislature during the past week; re ports of the doings of the State Temperance Convention at Augusta, and of the Methodist State Convention at Portland; a synopsis of State Ccnstable Nyo’s report; interesting let ters from Washington and Tennessee; a de scription of the imwlv invented Steam Man ; a review of Badeau’s Military History of General Grant; a statement of the important cases now pending before the Supremo Court ol the United States; a story about Letters Patent; together with the usual variety of foreign and domestic news, shipping news, market reports, court reports, &e., &c. European and North American Kailway. Some further developments have occurred in the ailairs ol the European and North American Kailroad Company, ami we resume our account of the controversy which has at tracted so large a share of the public atten tion. A letter which has just appeared in the Boston Journal elucidates some points which have hitherto remained obscure. It had not previously appeared in the newspaper discus sion, for example, that Messrs. Peirce and Blaisdell were originally the sole contractors, and ttiat they, after receiving 574 shates of stock and $150,000 of company bonds as col lateral security, associated with themselves in the contract J. Edgar Thompson and Wm. G. Case of Pennsylvania, Gov. Dennison of Ohio, Geo. K. Jewett of Bangor, and others, making ten in all. These gentlemen agreed to cash the bonds of the city of Bangor as fast as they could be reached, ar.d $300,000 in bonds were also subscribed for iu Bangor. The bonds by the terms of the act authorizing their issue were to be delivered at the rate of $200,000 .for each section of ten miles com pleted, but the citizens’ subscription was' made payable in advance, as the work pro gressed, alter $150,000 liad_been expended by the contractors. The work was accordingly begun in Ban gor qp the 1st January, 1807, and on the 31st August $121,722 had been expended on the line in Maine. It does not appear as yet, whether any further expenditure was made in Maine, but on the 27th November it was re ported that $351,218 had been expended by the associated contractors “in Maine aiid New Brunswick,” and of this amount the Journal's correspondent (Toby Candor) says all but $131,478 had been raised on notes in dorsed lor the contractors by Mr. Jewett, the President of the compauy, aud Noah Woods, the Treasurer, in their individual capacity. Lrnler these circumstances the Baugor subscribers were called upon tor 20 per cent, of their subscriptions, payable on the 1st De cemter. To this call they declined to re spond, only $3000 of the $00,000 called tor having been pafd in. Thereupon it was pro posed and five of the nine directors voted to indemnify Win. G. Case (who appears to have advanced the greater part of the money actually furnished by the contractors) by is suing to him 1260 shares of the capital stock of the company. This movement would have given Mr. Case a controlling interest in the road; it would have depreciated the shares held by the associated contractors; it is also represented by Mr. Poor as a violation of the contract of March 22,1900, which provided that no lurther issue ol stock or bonds should be made until the line wa» completed to Winn. A petition was at once presented to the directors tor a stockholders’ meeting to be called for the 13th instant. Mr. Peirce [ap plied to the District Court for an injunction to restrain the issue of stock, aad Messrs. Poor, Gilmau and other stockholders made a similar application to the Supreme Judicial Court ol Maine. Mr. Peirce’s application was refused by Judge Fox, on the ground that he was controlled by a majority interest of the associate cou jactors. The stock-'| holden’ meeting, after some preliminary diffi culties which have been explained, was held on the 13th. Meanwhile Peirce had been enjoined from representing the 347 shares he holds in trust, except in conformity with the wishes of his associates, and the 1250 shares had been Issued to Case. If these 1260 shares are genuine, there was no quorum present. If they are bogus, more than one fifth or the stock of the company was represented. Messrs. Jewett and Woods appeared as President and Clerk, and claim ed their right to act, but were set aside by the stockholders, the President as a party to the contract and the Clerk for alleged unfaith fulness in recording the doiugs of a previous meeting. The stockholders then voted to re strain the directors from issuing any stock except with the consent of the stockholders. On the 15th a preliminary hearing on the stockholders’ application for an injunction wa3 had at Portland before Chief Justice Appleton, and Case was made a party to the bill and the hearing postponed two weeks to secure service on liim, he being absent from the State. As the whole matter is now a subject of judicial enquiry, there would be an obvious impropiiety in making any comments upon the merits of this controversy. The comple tion of the European and North American Hailway is a consummation in which the peo ple of Maine have a common interest. What ever hastens-or retards the progress of the work will inevitably command the attention of a very large portion of the reading public, and we have simply discharged an imperative duty in reciting the circumstances of this fracas as they have gradually come to light. “ACanater-Irritant.” Not long ago the Kev. Doctor John Todd, a very worthy hut Dot particularly clear sighted old gentletnau, wrote a pamphlet on “The Woman Question,” in which iD a mild ly self-complacent aud paterna ly dogmatic way he put lorlh a great deal of bad logic and very feeble twaddle, with not a little of what must have struck every woman among his readers as the grossest and coarsest Insult. But a fearful retribution tor his sins has over taken Dr. Todd. He has fallen into the hands of Gail Hamilton, and the way in which she lashes and scores and scarifies him with that fearfully nimble tongue of hers is a punish ment which though it may be well merited, may well serve as an awful warning to others againt imitating his errors. But the little book * before us is really something more and betterthan a mere outbreak of womanly scorn aDd indignation at the arrogance and stupidi ty of the clerical dogmatizer ot Pittsfield. The first half, or third, perhaps, of its space suffi ces tor her to vent her fiery wrath, which she does with an eloqence, a power of sarcasm, and a sharp incisive sense not olten equaled ; but when this is done, and the unfortunate Doctor fairly beaten into the condition of a non-combitant, she leaves him, and proceeds to discuss the board question of woman’s rights and wrongs in a manner as admirable for moderation and good temper as for direct ness and force. To a vigor of thought and ex pression which we are accustomed to call masculine she adds tiueness of insight, and a frequent tenderness of leeling which are emi nently feminine. A contemporary has express ed the wish, which we most heartily echo, that this latter portion ot the book could be put into a popular tract by itself, and lead freely over all the land. It would do more than any amount of such lecturing as Til ton and Holland, and Stanton and Train have been at, to make a great question of public polity and private happiness intelligible to the country. Miss Dodge's chief objection to the Todd aud Hollaud tlieoiy is that it degrades mar riage. Women are constantly taught that to he self dependent is to violate a law ot their being. They are told that their dignity their bea&ty and honor and happiness lie iu dependence on some man, and, roar * Woman’s Wrongs: a Counter-Irritant. Bv Gail Hamilton. One volume ICmo. Bosom: Tl k nor A Fields. Sold by Hall !• Davie. riage, marriage, marriage is the one sphere, the one profession, the one blessing held out to them, so they naturally seek that. As a uat urai cousequenee, she sees “with deep inward shame not uumixed witli pity that mental idleness, lack of interest in life, loverly, weak ness and bad teachings, have made women ready to accept any sort of marriage, and too often the womanly name is lightly spoken, the womanly assent lightly valued." That which should be to men the prize of life the} count but an ordinary commodity. Wives a'e to be selected, uot won. Love is a serving man, not a conqueror. Marriage is a provision, an oceupatian,' an arrangement, any coarse and common thing, and Dr. Todd will have it so. And all the Wackibrd Squ relies who have gone into the business of uewspaper editing smack their lips over this twiipenn’ortli of milk in a mug of Inks warm water, and cry out to their unlucky readers, "here’s rich ness!” And in another place she says pungent ly: The Mohammedan and the Mormon doc trines are that women have no life in tire uext world except through their husbands. The Christian doctrine is that they have none in his. “Man,” says a popwlar lecturer, “need3 the conscious atfection of a female heart to soften the aspeiities of his own, and to give completeness to his being.” Lift what ol the female heart while it is tints solt euing his asperities and completing his being? Is asperity-softening a pleasant work? Will it be likely to give completeness to tilt1 le rnate being? or is she supposed to be already complete? “In order to found a home,” says the same lecturer, according to the uewspaper report, “the first thing to do do is to look , around tor a woman who would make a good partner in this home busiuess',—a woman pure, good, sensible, modest, tidy, good look ing and intelligent.” I should say, decidedly the first thing tor him is to take a good long look at himself, and make suie that he is pure, good, seusihle, modest, tidy, good looking and intelligent, aud therefoie a tit jerson lor a woman of such qualities to as sociate with. Marriage, she asserts, should he something iar higher than is conceived by these writer^ We quote one more paragraph in reference to this point: I wish our grave and reverend teachers could know how deep, how thorough, how abiding is the repugnance felt by every wo mau not debased by corrupt male influence towards those who, instead of teaching men to be so pure and highminded as to be worthy of becoming husbauds and fathers spend their strength in inculcating upon women the duty of becoming wives and mothers, enforcing that by argument which should only be done by grace, degrading into a means of coarse material prosperity that which is meant to minister the fine«t spiritual suecor, till all the sacraments of life seem likely to be swept away. I he question of woman suffrage is very thoughtfully and wisely discussed, and with a caudor and clearness of insight which are not too olten brought to the consideration ot this subject. Miss Dodge believes fully in its right and justice; theoretically she admits, and even asserts its propriety; but she is not a' ail enthusiastic about its immediate good effects, not really able to say what is to be its prac tical utility. We cannot refrain front quoting a paragraph or two in relation to this: Female suffrage is not an affair «f antagon ism between man and woman. It is not a struggle in which women are to be the gaiu ers and men the losers. It is one in which both are to gain or both to lose alike. If wo men ought to vote, a woman's vote is as much a man's right as it is a woman’s right. It women ought not to vote, a woman’s vote is as great an impertinence to a woman as to a man. It is not even whether women wish to vote: it is whether they have a right to vote; whether they ought to vote; whether the country needs the votes of her women, and can afford to do without them. If society were milleniai, it meu and wmneu were infallible, if every woman on arriving at maturity became the justly beloved and hon ored wile of a justly beloved and honored husband, and remained so during all the seats of their lives, she might safely trust her inter ests in his bauds; but with a society so tar deflected from uprightness as ours, with hu man life so far from its ideal, there is no class that can safely delegate its interests to an other class. It is because human nature Is defective that butnau laws are made; and hu man nature being defective, it Is never safe to trust it with irresponsible power. * • • • * But will the Incursion of women upon the ballot-box seriously ntend matters? I fear not. Accomplished in the manner and to tiie extent proposed, I honestly think not. The association of men and women is natural, Their dissociation in politics is unnatural, the exclusion ot any one class from su equal position with another class regarding affairs in which both have an equal interest, and to which both contribute an equal support, is arbitrary and unnatural, and all things un natural are wrong and hurtthl. On this ground female suffrage seems to nte a right and wise measure, and its prohibition an ab surdity. But beyond this all is tog. What definite benefit is to accrue to woman or to the state kom indiscriminate female suffrage. I must confess, alter all the talk, I fail to see. The volume of the vote will be increased, but I do not see that its proportion will be affected; and tho proportion ot the vote and not its vol ume, is the quarter Ire to which danger threat ens. True, in a Republican government, the broader the basis, the belter, provided it be sound; but if it be not sound how can its breadth be an elementof strength ? Believing, as I do, most firmly, that the right ot suffrage belongs to women in precisely the same measure as to man,—co more and no less,— and that it will do for women precisely what it doas for man,—no better and no worse,— still, were the alternative presented to me of changing the basis of suffrage; either by ex tending the franchise indiscriminately to women, or by still further restricting it among men, I think 1 should unJtesitatingly choose the latter. I would far sooner trust the welfare of the country to the freely act ing wisdom of intelligent and virtuous men, than to the ivisdom of intelligent and virtu ous men and women, hampered, baffled and overborne by the folly of unintelligent and vicious men and women. What incitement to honor, profit, or educa tion women miss in missing the ballot, Miss Dodge is unable to see. The brilliant prizes of life are already open to lemale competition. There are still unequal laws, but not so many or so severe, as to prevent any woman’s be coming whatever she has power to become hr auy walk of life except the political. Withiu her grasp lies all the freedom which she has the nerve to secure. Nevertheless she admits that lemale suffrage is a foregone conclusion, and she adds. It remains lor ns to prevent it so far as pos sible Irom being a conclusion in which noth iug is concluded. Might or wrong. England and America seem tending towards universal suffrage, and In tact, as in terms, universal suffrage must include female suffrage. Not attempting or desiring t<> interline with those who would hasten our steps, I feci more cou cerned that there should be preparation h r it To me, letuale suffrage, iu the torm in which it is proposed, shares with universal suffrage, though iu a less degree, the character of an experiment whose result is doubtful. Man hood suffrage has a noble ring to iu But its warmest advocates do not mean precisely what they say. No suffrage is meant to be absolutely universal, absolutely unrestricted. Lunatics are denied it, notwithstanding that the point where sanity ends and insanity be gins is olten indeterminable. Foreigners are denied it, though no one questions that Count Gasparin, on his arrival in America, would know more o( our political philosophy, our practical tendency, and national needs, than an ordinary Irish laborer alter a five years’ residence. Minors are denied it, but many a lad of eighteen or fifteen, and not a lew of twelve years, understand the issues better, and are iar more able to vote intelligently, than many of our naturalized citizens. Strict ly speaking, then, no one advocates univer sal suffrage. All are in favor of limitations, and limitations which must olten he in their operat ous somewhat arbitrary, though they are meant to follow,and do largely follow, the great natural lines ot distinction, wThere is therefore nothing uunatural, nothing Incon sistent, nothing unrepublican, in an eudeavo to restrict still further the suffrage. I would have the ballot made a noble and desirabl possession, a sign of sagacity, of ability, of worth, something to be striven lor, a guerdon as well as a power. And when it is thus en nobled, let it be open to all who can fulfill the conditions,—men and women, black and white. _ A Plea far Ike Bag. Under the above caption a writer in the New York Evening Post makes an earnest plea in beball of the poor despised hog. lie says a hog is not a hog because he loves the mire; he seeks it to cool his heated sides; water is preferable, and the cooler lie can get it the better he likes it. He is not. a “hog’- iu the ill sense of that word. His owner, from time immemorial, has made him such, huv mg done so by abuse and neglect. Uui the bog is a sensitive, intelligent, good natured creature, aud clean, If you will give him a chance for cleanliness. This is all true, aud we have In a previous article made the same or similar statemeuts. A wise farmer will take as good care of his pigs as of other stock, aud In doing so lie reaps his reward. Our farmers are not geneially put Uvular enough in regard to the bl eed of hogs. Corn la dear aud likely to l>« so for some iiiue to come, aud hence the importance of having the best breeds. To attempt to raise boss now of a jiooi bleed is an unprofitable business. There never lias been a time when good breeds vreru more necessary than they are at present, and especially in our own State. It is somewhat surprising that Intelligent farmers who raise any hogs at all should be so negligent about the breed. Some seem to think any breed will do fora hog. While they fill go many miles to improve the breed ol their horses, they will butcher and sell tbeir best pigs aud keep the poorest tor breeding sows. N'ow there Is not much wisdom or economy in such proceedings. Sucli a course cannot fail to run the stock dow n and render pork raisingA very unprofitable business.. Mr. Widney of Illinois, in the Western Ru ral, says he has been laboring for the last six years to get a breed of hogs that would suit him. He has often been told that he was breeding his hogs too fine, but be has r ever been able to see it in that light, llis prefer ence is lor a large breed, and his reasons for such a choice are sound. At from eight to twelve months old he can make them weigh nearly or quite tluee hundred pounds, and if the price of poik don't suit him to sell them, he can leed them six months longer aud make them weigh four or five hundred pounds each, and a heavy hog always commauds a higher price in the market than a small one. A small breed cannot be made to weigh more than three hundred pounds and often falls short of that. Pigs should not he born before May. If they come iu cold weather thclr growth will be slow at the best, aud they will not make so good hogs as they would If born later in the spring. It Is conceded by all pork raisers that old sows are the best for breeders. Now we suppose that we have not said much that is new, and many ot our fanners will say, “We knew all that beiore.” Well— admit it, and yet you do not live up to jour knowledge of these things. We know there is lack of good practice, if there is not of in telligence, and an occasional reminder may do some good. Sir Mathew Ilaie, a celebrated jurist ot England, wa» in the habit of attend ing church in which a very humble and good man preached. He was not learned, but pious, aud Sir Mathew's very learned aDd aristocratic friends rallied him on attending such a church, aud invited hint to go to their church where he could hear some erudite and profound sermous. His reply was, “If I should attend your church, your minister could uot teach me anything, and so I go to hear my minister who never fails to remind me of my duty. I think more of being made better than I do of being made wiser.'' That wa.i a good answer to his very wise and aris tocratic friends, We are all apt not to do quite as well as-we know. And we fear our farmers don't take such care of their hogs as they might, aud don't give that attention to the breed of these animals that its importance demands. Vuvietiest. —A Brooklyn man has accomplished a feat in the way of bigamy. He courted for two years, and finally married a young woman re siding within a stone's throw of tbe house where he lived with bis wife and family, and sustained the two establishments for some time. —A professor ip Europe has invented an ap paratus by rneaus of which the beatings of the heart are not only registered, but photograph ed. The pulsations ale made to act upon the surface of a bent tube containing mercury, the fluctuations of which are noted in the same way as those of tbe thermometer and barometer are photographed. —Mr. itobert Bonner wishes to deny the statement that a proposal has been made by him to General Grant to contribute to tbe Ledger. —The New Orleans Picayune says that “to long as whiskey maintains its present price, and can be found at every cross road, there should be no fear expressed as to starvation." —One ol our exchanges gets off the follow ing shot at Chicago: “Du Chaillu is a wonder ful man. He had scarcely gotten back from his perilous explorations in Africa when ho went out to Chicago, and has once more re turned to New York in safety.” —Henry Ward Beecher is writing a Life of Christ. A contemporary observes: “There is an excellent history of Christ in a work called the New Testtment, which is not likely to be Improved upon." —Mr. Dickens bus written to Mr. Childs, of the Publishers’Circular, that his daughter U aot the author of “Aunt Margaret’s Trouble," ind ‘‘Mabel’s Progress,” two novels which liave been repeatedly referred to as the pro-* luctioua ot Miss Dickens. The Boston Tran script asserts that the real author Is Mrs. Trol lope, the accomplished wife ot T. Adolphus L'rollupe. Mr. Trollope, wo hardly need to say, is the author ol'many works illustrative si Italian history and many novels showing a minute knowledge ot Italian life. —Count California, writes a San Francisco ■orrespondent, in your next estimates as thn irst wheat growing State iu the Union. The California wheat crop of 18rtf did not fall much short of twenty million bushels, if indeed it lid not exceed that amount, nud, as it realised fully 82 AO in gold per bushel, it follows that the State is to-day $30,000,000 better off for it. Add to that the value of four million gallons of wine and brandy, aud an almost incalcula ble fruit crop, and you have some idea of the mouey realized by the farmers of California this year. —A midnight elopement in New York was frustrated by a eat, who frightened the youug lady into a tainting fit as she was going dowu •tails to meet the expected lover at the door. —The schoolmaster would seem to be abroad iu Worcester, Mass. A firm in that city re cently received the following, which, as X lu rid expression of ideas, is worthy ot preserva tion: “Gentlemen, I have noticed your adver tisement of which induces me to address of which the privilege of pleasure 1 am uot de liari-d of for the immediate purpose for infor mation in regard to business success and pleasure of which I appreciate very much, ami it a good institution I am ready to take hold of the business as I am at your service I aui iu search of ail ouorable pleasant permanent paying institution.” —The Commercial Advertiser says: “Gen. Grant is fortunate alike iu his friends and in his opponents. He is peculiarly fortunate in loting the Herald and the Blairs.” —Sometime ago a citizen of Nashville dis appeared. Of uourse a good many conflicting theories were broached as to what bad become of him. Last week the mystery was solved. In the words of a Nashville newspaper: “The irrefutable evidence of liis lifeless remains—a weather-beaten, frost-locked corpse, stretched in a lonely nook upon which the searchere came, as it were, by mere accident—was such as to rudely dismiss all hope, aud leave only anguish aud tears.” —A good story is tom by a Minnesota paper of a parly ot Chicago sportsmen who went ijp that way on a deer hunt. The paper says the party, after devious windings, much search, and many a “ throw iug-back-ol-the-neck," fi nally got on the track of one of the antlered monarch*, and followed it with all the ardor of veterans in the chase till the trail ended in a hog pen. We uuderstai d that they formed themselves into a debating society, and ate discussing the problem how pork can he deur aud yet deer not be pork. —Harper’s Weekly says, keenly, that the Democratic party in 1864 represented the spir it of hatred of human rights, under the plea ot State rights, and they maintain now the State right to destroy the equal rights of citixens. —An Irish sailor once visited a city whets he said, “they copper-bottomed the topa of their houses with sheet-lead. —A child ouce asked a minister, “Do you think my father will go to heaven?" “Yes," was the reply. ‘'Well,” returned the child, “if be don't have his own way there, he won’t stay long.” —A negro, undergoing his examination as a witness, when asked if his master was a Chris tian, replied, “No, Sir, he is a member of Cou giess. —It is asserted that Mr. Parton smoked hiui selt nearly to death, while engaged in the com position of that remarkable diatribe against pipes and cigars, published in the last cumber of the Atlantic Monthly. The smokers declare that without the aid of tobacco he never could have written that paper, “Does it Pay to Smoke?”