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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS.
EstnMlshed June 23,1862. Vol.7. PORTLAND, MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 3, 1868. Terms $8.00per annum, in advance. ■- "' 1 -- - ■ — ..... - - __ _ THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is publish ed every day, (Sunday excepted,) at No. 1 Printers* Exchange, Exchange Street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, Proprietor. Plums ‘.—Eight Dollars a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the same place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, i nvariably in advance. Rates op Advertising.—One Jnch of space, in length of column, constitutes a “square.** $1.50 per square daily first week. 75 cents per week after; three insertions, or less, $1.00; continu ii g every other day alter first week, 50 cents. Hall'square, three insertions or less, 75 cents: one week, $1.00; 50 cents per week atlcr. Under head of “Amusements,** $2.00 per square per week; three iuserti ns or less, $1.50. Special Notices, $1.°5 per square ior the first insertion, and 25 cents per square lor each subse quent insertion. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State Press” (which has a largo circulation in every part ot the State) for $1.00 per square ior first insertion and 50 cents per square for each subsequent inser tion. BUSINESS CARDS. BISE & NEYENS, Mucrctmorii to Bj»J» Hill & ( o., Manufacturers aud Wholcsa’e Dealers in COFFEE & SPICES, Cream Tarter, Cayenne, &c. liagte .TillI., Office 170 Fore SI.foot Exchange, PORTLAND, ME. t. u sise. _(jau£0dtn u. a. sevens «. & J. T. OOIVXULL, BATH, ME., Cordage Mauufaclurers, Including Full Gangs, Fishermen’s Hawsers, Bolt Rope. Point Hope, Trawl Warp, Lath Yarn, Ac. Orders solicited. Jau8d6m WEBB, FOGG & FREEMAN, (Successors to A. WEBB & Co.,) 168 Commercial St.; Portland, Me., DEALERS IN CORN, Flour, Meat!, Oats, lu Large or Small Quantities. ALSO, Shorts, Fine Feed & Cr. Corn Of Choice Family flour by the single barrel or in bags. b. H. WEBB, ,T. L. FOGG, H. C. FREEMAN. Dee 28, 18«7.-dtf WRIGHT BUCK, Proprietors of Greenwood Mill, BDCKNVI1.LE, 8. C. DEALERS in Yellow Piue Timber aud Ship Stock. Orders solicited. IttKxjti.NcKg—It. P. Buck & Co., New York; ¥»m. McGilvery. Esq., Searsport; Ryan & Davis, Portland, mar26dtt' C. O. DOWNES, MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS BEHOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OP OHESTNNT August 30,1800. n iltl Gray, Lufkin & Perry* MANUFACTURERS AND JOBBERS OF •I ATS, CAPS. FURS, -AND Straw Goods ! 34 A 5ti Middle over Woodman, True & Co’s, PORTLAND, MAINE, Apr 9-dtf DECKING, MILLIKEN & CO., — JOBBBBB OE - DRY GOODS, AND - woolens, Gave this day removed to the now and spacious store erected lor them 68 and OO Middle St., On the Old Site occupied by them previous to the great tire. Portland, March 16. tf J Oil IN E. DOW, Jr., Counsellor and Attorney at Law, And Solicitor in Bankruptcy, JAUNCEY COURT, 43 Wall direct, - New York City, BP“Commlssioner for Maine and Massachusetts. .Tan. 29 dtf W. T. BROWN & CO„ General Cow mission Alerchanls, No. 90 l-‘i Commercial Street, (Thomas Block,) Willard T. Brown, ) Pinrpi Walter H. Brown, J Portland. Solo Wholesale Agents tor the Boston Match Co. lor Maine. By permission refer to Dana & Oe., J. W. Perkins & Co., Josiali H. Drummond, Burgess, Fobes & Co. j une26dtf W. II. PHILLIPS, CARPENTER, BUILUER, And Ship Joiner. |g£r Circular and Jig Sawing done with despatch. Mouldings ofall kinds, Doors, Sash and Blinds mode or furnished to order. 33$ Commercial $t , (foot of Park Nt*,) Portland, "Jaine, au29dti NATHAN WEBB, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, TV <». <11 Exchange 8t. July 8-iitl C*. J. SCHUMACHER, F R ESCO PAINTER. Uiiceatthe Drug Store of Messrs. A. G. Sehlotter beck & Co., 3G3 Cougrcus $1, Portland, Me, Jal2dtf One door above Brown. Charles P. Mattocks, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, CANAL. RANK RCKLDING, No. $0 Middle Ntreet - - - Portland. febHdtl G. A. SUSSKBAUT, IMPORTER, manufacturer and dealer in Furs, Rats and Caps, 136 Middle Street, PORTLAND, - - - MAINE. mr^Casli paid for Shipping Furs. sep20dtf lion’ARE .0 CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M .!NE. Office No. 30 Exchange Street, Joseph Howard, Jy9’67-ly Nathan Cleaves. WAITER COREY&C0, MAHffEACTCBEBS AND DEALERS »N FUBWITUSG ! Looking Glasses, Mattresses, Spring Beds, Ac. Clapp’s Block, Kennebec Street, (Opposite Foot of Chestnut,) Febodtf PORTLAND. S. FltEEJUAN & CO., Commission Merchants l 1££1 Broad street, Samuel Fheeman, I E. D. Appleton. J NEW YORK. yp*Particular attention given to the purchasing of Flour and Grain. References—David Kcazer, Esq , £. McKenney & Co., W. & 0. It. Milliken, J. 13. Carroll, Esq., T. H. Weston & Co. junelldtf A. N. NOYttS & SON, Manulacturers and dealers in Moves, Ranges & Furnaces, Can l>e found lu their KKW BBHE.BtPH! ON ,.rMK 8T,f ' (Opposite the Market.) • W hero they will be pleased to see all their former Customers and receive orders as usual. augl7dtf n IT. Jd. PAY SON, »TO€KcBKOKEIt. No. CO Exchange Street, PORTLAND MB H021<lt M. 1>. L. CANE, Attorney ami Counsellor at Law, No. ISO Nassau Street, NEW YORK. November 27. eod2in jESg^Dr. W. 11. Johnson, DENTIST, OAct* Wo. 161 l-il Fra* Street, Second House from H. H. Hay’s Apothecary Store. tt^Ether administered when desired and thought a«ivisabJe. _ Jy22eodtt Coffins, Caskets, Desks, Show Cases and Office Furniture, Or Every Dmcriptiou, Made from the best material and by EXPERIENCED WORKMEN, at C. H. BLAKE’H, eept!8dtf No. 10 Cross St., Portland, Me BUSINESS CARDS. New Hair Dressing Saloon. WILLIAM H. TANNERS, SHAYINGj AND HAIR-RUES SING ROOM, IN THE Commercial House, CROSS, NEAR tOK, COKE STREET. Jan 2l-d2m JOHN NEAL Counsellor at Law, Solicitor and Attorney. No. 16 Exchange street. N. B. Ottlces and a large Hall to be let in same bn:ltJll|g-jan20-dlaw6wM GEO. W. TRUE & CO., 116 Commercial Street, Hoad Long Wharf, DEALERS IK €OM, FLOUR, Fresh Ground Yellow Meal, Oats, Shorts, Bye Meal, die. FINE DAIRY AND TABLE SALT. W, H. WAS.DBON, GKO. W. TRU£. January 20. 3tdteodtt WEUB, FOGG Ac FREEMAN, (Successors lo A. Webb & Co,) ittM Commercial Ml., Portland, Me., DEALERS Ilf Com,Flour,Meal, Oats, In large or small quantities. Algo Shorts. Flue Feed, uud Cr. Corn. Hr Olioiee Family Flour by the single barrel or in bags. ia2dtt'w S. H. WEBB, J. L. FOGG, H. C. FREEMAN. J. DOW & SON, PORTLAND,.MAINE, MANUFACTURERS OF Half Oak Crop Sole Leather, Bough and Finished “Backs” dc “Sides,” EOlt BELTING ! Abo, Roller Mkiu*, Wax Graiu, Mplit and Calf Leather. (yOrders for Lea. Belting filled on most favorable terms. jan31dlw&wt GRODJINSKI BROS,, Importers and Manufacturers of CIGARS! Meerschaum Pipes, HOLDERS, &c., are now open at Cor. Middle & Exchange Sts., Oppoaiic IfcavriN, the Hatter. BSP*They respectfully solicit the public to exam ine their stock. January 9,1^68. dtf COPARTNERSHIP NOTICES. I) issolution. THE Copartnership heretofore existitg under the firm name of Low Plummer & Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The affairs of the late firm will be settled by either partner at the old stand No. 83 Commercial Street. II. D. LOW, L. F. PLUMMER. A. J. PLUMMER, H. B. KEAZfc.lt. Feb 1. dlw Copartnership Notice. THE Undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the firm name of PLIJ!UME(t & KEAZEK, lor the transaction of the wholesale Grocery and Flour Business, and have taken store No. >-3 Com mercial St., formerly occupied by Low, Plummer & Co. L.F. PLUMMER, H. B. KEAZER. Feb. 1, 18G8. dlw Partnership Notice JAMES B. DODGE has been this day admitted a member of the firm or James Bailey & Co. JAMES BAILEY, JAMES B. DODGE. Portland Jan. 1,1668. lebldlm E3^Star copy. Dissolution of Copartnership. THE copartnership heretofore existing under the firm name ot Benson & Houghton, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The affairs oi the late firm will be adjusted bv A. M. Benson. A. M. BENSON, E. B. HOUGHTONi Portland, Jan. 14, 1868. Copartnership Notice. We have purchased the stock and stand of Benson and Houghton, and have admitted Mr. A. M. Benson as a copartner. Our style from this time will be Clement, Goodridge & Benson. EDWIN CLEMENT, GEO. GOODRIDGE, A. M. BENSON. Portland, Jau. 14, 1868. Jan21d4w Copartnership Notice. THE underSftned have this day formed a copart nership under the name of BIOHABDSON, HABEIS & 00., tor the purpose ot carrying on the wholesale West India Goods, Grocery, - AND - Flour BiiNiness, and have taken the store No. 143 Commercial Street, heretofore occupied by Richardson, Dyer & Co. K. M. RICHARDSON, BENJ. F. HARRIS, J. W. DYER, HENRY LITTLEFIELD, December 14. d&wistt IMsolution. THE Firm of Lamb & Simouton is this dav dis solved by mutual consent. Mr. Lamb is to settle all accounts. G. H. LAMB, A. H. SIMON TON. Jan. 17. dtf _ Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the firm name of Donnell, Greely & Butler, And taken the store No 31 Commercial st., eorner | of Franklin and Commercial, where they will con tinue the business as Com mission MorclinutN, Ami Wholesale Dealers in OROOERIES. FLOUR FORK, LARD, FISH, Ac. J. 15. DONNELL, JUSTUS GREELY, A. BUTLER. Portland, Aug. 1,18C7. au3codtf Copartner ship Notice. TlHE subscribers have this day formed a copart nership under the name of Evans &. Greene, And will continue the business of COAL AND WOOD! At the old Stand *4SI Commercial 81, Head 8miili’ii Wharf. We have on hand and ofler lor sale at the low est cash prices, the different varieties of Hard and Soft Coals, all ot the first quality, and delivered In the best possible order. Also 11A 111) AND SOFT WOOD. Delivered in any part of the city. WM. II. EVANS. CI1AS H. GREENE. Portland. Nov 1st, 1867. _ noldif SAMUEL E. COBB, INo. : in f» Collarl'CKM Street, NEAR HEAD OF GREEN STREET. PIANO FORTES. Melodeons, Organs, Collars, Violins, Banjos, Plutinas, Music Boxes, Con certinas, Accordeons, Tamborines, Flutes, Flageo lets, Ficalos, Clarionets, Violin Bows, Music Spools, Music Stands, Drums, Files, Sheet Music, Music Books, Violin and Guitar Strings, Stereoscopes and Views, Umbrellas, Canes, Clocks, Bird Cages, Look ing Glasses, Albums Stationery, Pens, Ink, Rocking Horser, Pictures and Frames, Fancy iiasketR, Chil dren’s Carriages and a great variety of other articles. Old Piano# Taken iu Eulmuse for New, yypiannd and Melodtous tuned and to r**nt. A pril 6—tl ___ NOTICE. Boots, Shoes and Rubbers. HAVING bought the Stock of Boots. Shoes and Rubbers of MCCARTHY & BERRY, ,114 f ougreHNHt, opp. Mechanic’* Building would invite the public and his former customers In particular to give him a call at 314 Congress street, opposite Mechanic’s Hall. CALEB 8. SHALL, Jan 22, 18C8. Jy23eod3w Yellow Corn. f? AA/ v BUSHELS YELLOW CORN, in IO.VJvJ store and tor sale by WALDRON <& TRUE, jan 29-d4w* Nos 4 and 5 Union Wharf. HEAL ESTATE. IV E W First Flags Hotel TO LET! The subscriber bus nearly completed a large and thoroughly appointed Hotel lu the nourishing CITY OF PORTLAND, MAINE. The building is situated in a central and commanding position on the Stonier of Middle mad Union site., two principal thorough lares; it is five stories high, has a tree stem front, contains about 220 rooms, ami is to be provided with all modern conveniences ami improvements. It is | renounced the finest building lor Hotel purposes in New England. The Hotel can be ready tor occupancy by the middle of June. At plications may he addressed to the subscribers at Portland, J. B. BROWN, or „ , J. B. BROWN & SONS. Feb 1-dtf For Sale. 1MIE va’uable Farm of the late Dr. J. M. MUli keu in Scarboro’, situated on the main road lead ing irom Saco tofcPoilland. This farm comprises about 2C0 acres of wood-land, a tine timber lot, til lage, pasturage, and marsh. It is within one mile or the depot, from Old Orchard Beach, and near to church, school, and post office. This farm is in excellent order, as alxo llie buildings upon it. A well linislied brick house with all farming conven iences, barn 8Ix3Gfeet; wood-house, granary, &c. There are two fine orchards of choice varieties of apples, pears and grapt s, This firm will be sold en tire or in lots to suit purchasers. It is a dt sir able location for a physician or any oue wishing a pleas ant country residence. For particulars enquire of WJf. S-MILLIKEN. Scarboro’, Me. Ahne well privilege on said farm. Jan27dtf New House for Sale. ANEW two and a half story house, thoroughly built, containing fifteen rooms, convenient for ouc or two tamilies. located on Cumberland Street, is offered for sale on favorable terms. It has gas, marble mantels, an abundance of hard and sett wat er, cemented cellar floor, brick cistern, etc. Apply W, W. H. JERRIS, Jan’.MSw Real Estate Agent, FOR SALE! MTwo Brick Houses in a block of three, on Cumberland,corn- r of Pearl street; two stories with French root, gutteis lined with galvan ized iron, cement cellar floors, with brick cisterns. One containing 10 finished rooms, and th^ other nine rooms—all above ground—with hard and soft water brought in the kitchen—thoroughly built and con venient. Also a block of two houses thoroughly built ot brick, and convenient; two stories with French roof: hard and soft water brought in the kitchen; contain ing twelve finished rooms each, on Myrtle st. For further particulars enquire on the premises or to CHA&. RICHARDSON, dclSdttis 133 Cumberland St. For Sale—One Mile Irorn Port land. THE beautiful residence occupied by Rev. W. P. Merrill, situated in Westbrook, on the Back Cove road, known by the name of the Machigonne Villa, The grounds are tastefully laid out with walks, flower beds, splendid evergreens and shade trees; about 200 pear, apple, plum and cherry trees in bearing; plenty of currents and gooseberries; about n acre ot st rawberries—raised 1,COO quarts this year. The lot embraces nearly tour acres, with streets CO feet wide all round it. The buildings—a tine houso with 15 rooms, French root and cupola, and a piazza round three sides; warmed with fur nace, good well and cistern in cellar; gardener’s house and summer house, and good stable well finished with cellar, at the low price ot $7,500. Terms easy. For particulars euquire on the pre mises, or of WHITT EM ORE & ST ARBI RD, on Commercial street; or FERNALD & SON, corner ot Preble and Congress streets. Sept. 3. dtt NOT1CJB. I will sell on favorable terms as to payment, or let for a term of years, the lots on the corner of Middle and Franklin streets, and on Franklin street, including the corner of Franklin and Fore streets. Apply to WM. HILLIARD, Bangor or SMITH & REED. Attorneys. Portland. iy12t! To be Sold Immediately. TWO Houses and lots in City. Price $900 and $ 1, X 600. House lots in Cape Elizabeth $5.1 to $100. JOSEPH REED, Real Estate Agent, Oak and Congress sts. Octobes 2. dtt Laud for Sale. APART of the lat« Mary S. Lunt’s Estate, near Portland, via Tukey’s Bridge; in parcels to suit Purchasers. Euquire in person or by letter of JAMES JOHNSON, Stroudwatcr, Westbrook Adm’r of said Estate with will annexed. oct 22-d«&wtt REMOVALS. REMOVAL I Mr. Geo. W. II. Brooks WOULD inform his patrons and the public that he ha a removed to his new and Spacious Bakery, No. 70 Brackett Street, where he will be pleased to serve his old customers and such new ones as may favor him with a call for the Staff ol Life in all the branches that are usually fouud in au establishment ot the kind. All orders promptly attended to trom tbe shop or his carts. All goods delivered free of charge in any part of the city. G. W. II. BROOKS. F OUR. I am now prepared to furnish the best grades of Family Flour at its most re&sonab'e rates, delivered free ot charge.jan22-lwodtcod3w REM O V .A. L. Swell & Brsidley, DEALERS IX COOK & PARLOR STOVES, For Wood or Coal, Have removed to No. 134 Exchange Street. C3^The public are respectfully requested to ex amine the stoves aud prices. Uec30d3m REMOVAL. WOODMAN,“TRUE & 00,, IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IX DRY GOODS! WOOLENS, Gents’ Furnishing Goods, AND SMALL WAliLS, Have this day removed to Woodman’s Block, Corner of Middle and Pearl Streets, Nearly opposite tbeir old site. Agents lor Maine for the World-renowned Linen Finish Collar I With Cloth at the Button Hole, and Gray’s Patent Molded Collar —ALSO— Agents for Singers Sewing Machine. WOODMAN, TRUE A CO. Portland, Dec 2d, 1807. dec3dlm R E M O V A L . JI. M.BBE WEB, (Successor to J. Smith Sc Co.) Manufacturer of Leather Belling, Has removed to NO. MIDDLE STKEET, Marrett & Poor’s New Block, where may be fcund a lull assortment ot Leather Belting, as cheap, and equal to any in New England. Belting and Loom Straps made to order. Also for sate. Belt Leather Backs and Sides, Leather Trimmings, Lace Leather, Belt Hooks, Copper Rivets and Burs. jyl9dtf A • III £ It It ILL, eouu.se] lor and Attorney at Law, lias removed to 144J Exchange Street, opposite pres ent Poat Office. july9dtt' IiEMO VAR. JAMES O’DONNELL, Counsellor at Law, Notary Public & ConunisMionfr of Deeds, Has removed to Clapp’s New Block, OOR. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, Jan 15. (Over Sawyer’s Fruit Store.) dtf R EbTo V A. L. I W. II. CLIFFORD, Counsellor at Law, And Solicitor of Pateutu, Has Removed to Comer of Brown and Congress Streets, jal6 BROWN'S NEW BLOCK. dtl THE BEST C H RI ST MAS - OR - N e w Y ear’s present any one can give their triends will be a PHOTOGRAPH! and will be prized as such. Go to E. fS. WORMELL’S, -Vo, 310 Congress Street, where you can get all kinds ofsuch work done m the bcatmanner, and Tor prices that dely competition. Ph.loarapb, i„ „,| ,u^Ir Niylm. Till lyin’, au.t Fci rcoiypc, the cheapest that can be luaiie in this city, and perfect srtidaction wai ranted. Remember the place. * H.WORJIB1.L, dec25(1 if _ 31G Congress Street. TIN TYPES, TWENTV-FIVJS CENTS PER DOZEN At A. S. DAVIS’ Photograph naileries, No. 21 arket Square, opposite Preble Stwei. jyatt SCHOOLS. Norway Academy ! - AT - Norway, Maine. THE SEEING TEEM, of this Institution will commence on Wednesday. February 2Gth, 1808, and continue eleven weeks. CHARLES D. BARROWS, A. B., Principal Edwin, F. Ambrose, A. B. Assooiate Prin. Assistant Teachers oi acknowledged ability and | experience have been secured. KfF^Music and Drawing by competent Teachers. BOARD—including everything—wood, lights and washing, three dollars per week. Also Room* for Students wishing to hoard them selves. Application should be made in person or by letter to the Principal, <o Rev. N. Gunnison, J. A. Deni son, Esq, or 10 Freeland Howe, Esq., at Norway. Jan 22-eod3w_ WATER VILLE Classical Institute ! The Spring Term will begiu Tcbrunry I Oil., 1SGS. wM For fuller particulars send for Catalogue. J. H. HANSON, Principal. Jan 22-eod&w3w4 Bridgton Academy. The Spring Term of this Institution will commence Tuesday, Feb. £5th, 1S6S, and coutiuue Eleven Weeks. JOHN G. WRIGHT• A.M., PRINCIPAL. Competent Assistants secured for the several de partments. Text Kooks furuisbod by the Principal at Portland prices. Board in the vicinity at reasonable rates. THOMAS H. MEAD, Secretary. North Bridgton, Jan. 28, 1868. jan31eod&wtd 540 itIILES - OF THE - UNION Pacific Railroad Running West from Omaha, Across tlie Continent, ARE NOW COMPLETED, THE TRACK BEING LAID AND TRAINS RUN NING Within Ten Miles of the Summit of the Rocky Mountains. The remaining; ten miles will be finished as soon as the weather permits thejroad-bed to be sufficiently packed to receive the rails. The work continues to be pushed forward in the rock cuttings oil tho west ern slope with unabated energy, aud a much larger iorce will be employed during the current year than ever betore. The prospect that the whole Grand Line to the Pacific Will be Completed in 1870, Was never better. Tte means so tar provided for construction has proved ample, and there is no lack ot funds for the most vigorous prosecution of the en terprise. These means are divided into four classes: 1.—UNITED STATES BONDS, Having thirty years to run, and bearing six per cent, currency interest, at the rate of $16,000 per mile for 517 miles on the Plains; then at the rate of $48,000 per mile for 150 miles through the ltoeky Mountains; then at the rate of $32,000 per mile lor the remaining distance, for which the United States takes a second lien as security. The interest on these bonds is paid by the United States Government, which also pays tho Company one-half the amount of Its bills in money for trausportatmg its Height, troops, mails. &c. The remaining half of these bills is placed to the Company’s credit, and forms a sinking fund which may finally discharge the whole amount of this lien. 2—FIRST MORTGAGE BONDS By its charter the Company is permitted to issue ils own First Mortgage Bonds to the same amount us tho Bonds issued by the government, and no more, and only as tne road progresses. The Trustees tor the Bondholders, are the Hon. E. D. Morgan, U. S. Senator from New York, and the Hon. Oakes Ames, member ot the U. S. House ot Representatives, who are responsible for the delivery of tlieso Bonds to the Company in accordance with the terms of the law. 3-THE LAND GRANT. The Union Pacific Railroad Company has a land frrant or ahnnlntp donation from the government of 12,800 acres to the mile on the line of tho »-o***i, which wiH not be worth less than $1.50 per acre, at the low est valuation. 4— THE CAPITAL STOCK. The authorized capital of the Union Pacific Rail road Company is $100,000,000, of which over $8,500, 000 have been paid on the work already done. THE Means Sufficient to Build the Road. Contracts for the entire work ot building 914 miles of first-class railroad west from Omaha, comprising much of the most difficult mountain work, and em bracing every expense except surveying, have been made with responsible parties (who have already fin ished over 540 miles), at the average rate of sixty eight thousand and fifty-eight dollars'($68,058) per mile. This price includes all necessary shops tor construction and repairs of carB, depots, stations, and all other incidental buildings, and also locomo tives, passenger, baggage, and freight cars, and oth er requisite rolling stock, to an amount that ahull not be less than $5,000 per mile. Allov ing 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 Eleven Hundred Mile* will be ax follows i 914 miles, at $68,058 $62,205,012 186 miles, at $90,000, 16,740,000 Add discounts on bonds, surveys, &c, 4,500,000 Amount, $83,445,012 As the U. S. Bonds are equalfto money, and tlie Company’s own First Mortgage Bonds have a ready market, we have as the Available Cash Kexourres for Building; Eleven Hundred miles: U. S, Bonds. $29,328,f00 First Mortgage Bonds. 29,328,000 Capital Stock paid in on the work now done,8,500,000 Land Grant, 14,080,000 acres, at $1.50 per acre, 21,120,000 Total, $88,276,000 The Company have ample facilities for supplying any deficiency that may arise in means for construc tion. This may be done wholly or in part by addi ditioual subscriptions to the capital stock. Earnings of the Company. At present, the profits of the Company are derived only from its local trafic, but this is already much more than sufficient to pay the interest, on all the Bonds th j 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 nectihg the Atlantic and Pacific States wi 1 be large bejond precedent, and, as there will bo no compe tition, it can always be done at profitable rates. It will be noticed that the Uuion Pacific Railroad i , in fact, a Government 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 be lieved that no similar security is so carefully guard ed, and certainly no other is based npon a larger or more valuable property. As the Comp ny’s First Mortgage Bonds are offered for the present at 90 CT8.JON THE DOLLAR, they are the cheapest security in the market, being more than 15 per cent, lower than U. S. Stoeks. They pay Six Ber Cent, in Gold! or over NINE PER CENT, upon the invest ment, aDd have thirty years to run before maturity. Subscriptions will be received in Portland by SWAN A BARRETT, NO. IS 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. And by the Company’s advertised Agents through out the United States. Remittances sliculd be made indrallsor other funds par in New York, and the bonds will be sent free of charge by return express. Parties subscribing through local agents, will look to them for their safe delivery. A NEW PAMPHLET AND MAP, showing the Progress of the Work, Resources tor Construction, and Value of Bonds, may be obtained at the Com pany’s Offices, or of its advertised Agents, or will be sent free on application. JOHN J. CISCO, jan!4d&wlm Treasurer, New York. MISCELLANEOUS, iv<». n. SIMILIA SIMIL1BUS OUSAIJTUR, Humphrey’s Ilomceopatliic Specifics, HAVE PROVED, irom the most ample experi ence, u'i entire success; Simple—Prompt- Effi cient, ana Reliable. They are the onlv Medicines perfectly ad ipted to popular use—so simple that mistakes cannot be made in using them; so harmless as to be free Irom danger, and so efficient ua to be al ways reliable. They have raised the highest com mendation Irom all, and will always render satisiac ion. (Jts No. I Cures Fevers, Congestion, Iutlamations, 15 “ 2 “ Worms, Worm-Fever, Worm-Colie, 25 “ 3 “ Crying Colic or Teething or infants, 15 “ 4 “ Diuvrfetcn ol children or adult■», 25 ‘ 5 “ Dysentery, Griping, Billions Colie, 25 ** 6 “ Cholera-’tlorbusNausea,Vomiting,25 “ 7 “ t 'oiigh.'*, (Joids, Bronchitis, 15 8 “ Nnira!»!a, Toothache, Faeenohe 25 “ 9 “ Blrn«(nciics,Sick-Headacl:c, Vertigo,25 “ 10 “ Dyspepsia, Billious Stomach, 25 ** Nupprrsseo o*r painful Periods, 25 12 ‘ Whit*!**, too profuse Periods, 25 “13 “ Croup. Cough, difficult Breathing, 25 ‘ “ »«lt »«l*eum,Erysipel;.s.Eruptiou8,25 15 “ IS lien amt ik in. Kheumatio Pains, 25 “ 20 “ Fever A Ague, Chill Fever, Ague, 50 “ 17 “ File*, blind or bleeding, * * 50 “18 “ Opthulmy, au l kore or weak eyes, r,u ‘*19 “ Catarrh, acute or cronie, lnllueii/.a,50 “20 “ Wboopiug Cougb.vioient Coughs,50 * 21 “ Axfbma, Oppressed Breathing, 61) “ 22 “ Ear Discharge**. I in jaired Hearing,*0 “ 23 “ k*cr*fultt,enlarged<Haiids,Swellings, 60 “21 “ «cucral Debility,Physi alWeakness,f0 “25 “ Dropsy, ami scanty Secretion* 50 “28 “ *tcuMickne*a, sickness from riding, 60 “27 “ K.idncy-Di*ea*c, Gravel, 50 “ 28 “ Nervous Debility, fretuiua! liuiisdous, Involuntary Dis charges ] 00 “29 “ Sine Alonth, Canker, 50 !' “ 5cr*“:V y **oaknctt*, wetting bed, 50 31 ‘ Paiuful Period*,with Spasms. 50 “32 “ Suffering* at Change of 1 00 .! E pile pay, Spasms, St. Vitus' Dance,l 00 “34 Diphiheria,ulcerated Sore Tima., CO FAltllliV CASES Of .‘*5 large vial*, morocco com', containing a •peeifftc: for efery ordinary disease a family i* nub jeet to, and a book of dircctionM, $10,00 Smaller Family and Traveling cases, with 201 to 28 vials.,.from $5 to Specifics lor all Private Discusc*, both for Curiug and for Preventive treat ment, in viate and pocket case*,.to $5 B3r"l'hese Remedies by the ease or single Box are sent to any part of the Country, by mail or express, freo ol charge on receipt ol the price. Address Humphrey’** Specific HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE COMP’V Office and Dcnot No 562 Broadwav, New York DIt. HUMPHREY is consulted daily at his office, personally or by letter as above, lor all‘forms of dis eases. ,S?r<T.lz#r and Croamau & Co, Agents. dc6eodly 7 The Mercantile Agency, 47 CougreaM and Hi Water .Street, ISontoa, Will have an Office First of 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 aud Edward E. Dun bar in Boston, in 1843, and subsequently by them and their successors in each ofthe principal cities of the United States and Canada; and is believed to be the first ami original organization In : ny partofihe world, for the purpose of procuring in a thorough manner, recording and preserving for Its patrons de tailed information respecting tho home standing, re sponsibility and credit of Merchants, Manufacturers, Traders, drc., to aid in dispensing credit and collect ing debts. During the twenty-six years that the Mercantile Agency has been in operation,there has been no time that it has not enjoyed tbo confidence and patronage of the most honored and sagacious business men in each community where one of its offices has been lo cated. With a determination, adhered to from the first opening of this 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 in 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 teritory and extended busi ness ofthe country; and never has the agency been in condition to render such valuable service to its subscribers as at the present .time. In addition to the recorded reports, revised syste matically twice a year by correspondence and trav elling, we have, for the past three years, issued to subscribers who desired it, they paying an addition al subscription for the use thereof, a REFERENCE BOOK, containing names of individuals and firms in Mercantile, Manufacturing, Mechanical, and 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, first, approximately the pecuniary strength,and secondly, the mercantile credit. This work, now is sued in January and July of each year, is kept use ful to subscrllK'is by the issue ol weekly, (or more frequent) notifications ol important changes which affect the ratings. Besides the GENERAL REFERENCE BOOK, of whole U. S. and British Provinces, we issue a BOOK OF PRINCIPAL CITIES, some 70 in num ber, a NEW ENGLAND REFERENCE BOOK, and a WESTERN REFERENCE BOOK. All of the three last named are included in the first , and either c’an be supplied to a subscriber ac cording to the wants of bis businoss. Wc nitciii to ,-^rKsea t„exbib t the Kciereuce Book and other facilities of tho Agency, and io answer such questions as may be asked respecting oifr sys tem and terms of subscription, upon application per sonally or by letter. EDWARD RUSSELL & CO. January 1, 1SC8. ASSOCIATE OITCE*. E. RUSSELL & CO., Boston, and Portland4 R. G. DUN & Co., New York City, Albany, Bullalo, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Cincinnati, ‘Pittsbnrg, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukie,Chariest >n, New Orleans, Louisville, Memphis, St. Louis, and London, England. DUN. W1MAN & CO., Tor onto, C. W , Montreal, C. E., and Halifax. N. S. Jan 9 dtf S T A T E M i: X T Of the Condition ot the Howard Insurant s Co, OF NEW YORK. On the 31st day ot December, 18G7, Made to the Secretary of the State of Maine, Janu ary 20th, 1868. CAPITAL. Authorized Capital, $530,000 Amount actually paid in, $500,000 00 Amount ot Surplus, 183,197 Whole ain’t of actual Capital and Surplu.%$683,197 23 ASSETS. Amount of Cash on hand aud on deposit in Phoenix National aud Manhattan Banks, N. Y., - - - - - $27,202 37 Amount due from Agents, - 2,658 16 Amount of Real Estate owned by the Co. in the City oi New York, - 90,000 00 Amount of 1st Mortgage on Real Estate, 52,300 00 Amount of Loans seeurert by Collaterals, 23,150 00 Amount invested in Bank Stocks *at mar ket value). 31,500 00 Amount invested iu State,City aud Coun ty Stocks (at market value] - - 59,00 Amount invested in United States Secur ities, (market value) - 382.000 00 Amount of unpaid premiums, - - 2,004 28 Amount of all other assets, - 4,537 60 Amount of Interest accrued and Rents, 5,769 73 Total Assets,.$683,197 23 JLIAI5 VIjIfl'l(£M» Amount ot Lanes acknowledged, - §4,494 51 “ “ “ unadjusted, - - 3,500 00 “ “ all other claims against the Co., 284 12 “ “ Cash Dividends unpaid, - 370 00 Total amount of Liabilities, - $8,018 03 HENRY H. OAKLEY, Vice-Pres. T1IEO. KEELER, Sec’y. State of New' York, I afl City and Couuty of New York, | Personally appeared before me, this 20th day ot January, A. D. 18C8, Henry A. Oakley, Vice-Presi dent, and Theodore Keeler, -Secretary, of the How ard Insurance Company, of New York, and sev erally made oath that the foregoing statement by them subscribed, is true to the best of their knowl edge and belief. [Seal.] THOS. L. THORNELL, Notary Public. ACiENT IN UIAINK, JOHN B. CARROLL, PORTLAND. January 25. d3w obm«es, OKAWGES! Cheap, Cheap! C)(\ (\nn MESSINA ORANGES just ar KJ 3KJ\J rived fresh and nice at only pev lOO, Or .?<> Cents Per Dozen, For Sale at ALLEN9S ERUIT STORE, jan3tdlw No. 11 Exclinuge »t. Chance lor Business. FOR SALE—stock and store situated in one of the best locations for trade in Oxfor 1 Coun ty, and now doing a largo business. For further particulars enquire of True & Haskell, South Paris, or STEVENS, LORD & HASKELL, Jan27dtf _Portland. Board FOR Single gentlemen or a gentleman aipl wife can be had by applying to rS. W. N. t Market Square, between the hours oi 12 and 1 o’clock. Jan. 14. dtf DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. Monday Morning, February 3, 1863. The I’eiinliy. A few mouths ago Gen. Grant occupied a more enviable position than auy man in ex istence. With his own people lie was like Bayaid,‘ without fear and without reproach." With foreign nations his military successes had caused him to lie ranked with Welling ton and Marlborough, and only a little below those veritable war-gods, Napoleon and Fred erick. The North was liis constant eulogist, and the South owed him no malice. So soft was the velvet that concealed the iron hand that crushed the insurrection, so mild and compassionate wa3 the victor with the sub jects of his conquest, that they did not re member Appomattox against him. The favor ite candidate for the Presidency witli the soldiers and sailoi-s was Grant. With the millionaires of New York, the same great name was invoked as that of one who would prove the palladium of the country’s safety in peace as he had been in war. Hence no one was more welcome in the parlors of A. T. Stewart and Ids mercantile associates than the quiet tanner from Galena. The laboring classes shared the feelings of the rich, and made no doubt that the man who entered upon the Vicksburg campaign with a field glass and tooth-brush as his only personal baggage, would administer llie affairs of the nation wisely and successfully. The name of Grant was so idolized that there was danger of iis driving the saints out of the calendar. Even the vices of the man were looked upon witli such superstitious tolerance as the ancients regarded the brutality of Mars or the amours of Jupiter. The vice, we should say, for the aggregate of Grant's known dissipations was represented by his cigar, and its complete identification with his person. But it was no longer a ci gar. It had experienced between his lips a kind ot apotheosis; the cjuid divinum of the man had attached to it. It was a conjurer’s wand, that cast spells upon the enemy, sur rounding him with impervious clouds and bringing to naught his counsels. The ham mer of Tlior was not more potent, nor the enchanted sword of King Arthur. Many a rash youth got himself headaches and heart aches by devotion to tobacco under the im pression that he was acquiring something of Grant's inspiration, as the Boston lawyers used to affect long hair, pale faces and a used up ah- generally, imagining that they were all Rufus Choates. now does it Happen, then, that Gtn. Mc Clernand dares to say, in short, that Grant is “no better than lie should be”?—and the Bos ton Post to give currency to a rumor that he was recently drunk? It is but the same fate that would befall the archangel Michael if by a rare chance he should visit Washington on an inspecting tour, and should have his name mentioned in connection witli the Presidency by some injudicious friend. All the satauic powers that felt his blows in the old Miltoni an war would be sure to rise in judgment against him, and the public would be assured that his services against the apostate ange's had been immensely overrated, and that he was nothing but a common-place sort of char acter after all. Gen. Grant is merely begin ning to pay tire penalty of being nominated for the Chief Magistracy. As the campaign progresses, the “babbling tongues” at the cap ital will grow more and more slanderous. If lie is nominated at Chicago on the 20lli of May, from that time till his election in No vember, which will follow as a matter of course, he will experience what Scott passed through in 1852 and Fremont in 1850. All the McClernamls, who have for years been obliged to conceal tlieir hatred by a public sentiment not tol 'rant of slander against its favorite, will acquire unwonted courage, and throw their poisoned darts against the Gen eral’s impenetrable armor. The old stories that have hardly been whispered since Don elson and Pittsburg Landing, will be revamp ed and made available for campaign purposes. But after election we shall all be once more “original Grant men.” l»fw SI mil, . “OUB LIFE IN THE HIGHLANDS.” Below we make a few extracts from Queen Victoria's last venture in authorship, the journal other visits to the Highlands, &c. It seems the Queen and Prince Albert bad a sincere liking for tlie Highlanders, and chose them for their personal attendants. Two of these trusty servants were the head-keeper Grant and the well-known Highlander John Brown. Of the former the Queen sjieaks in warm terms, as “an excellent man, most trustworthy, and of singular shrewdness and discretion.” BROWN’S HISTORY'. “Mr. John Brown, in 1S5S, became my reg ular attendant out of doors everywhere in tlie Highland. He commenced as gillie in 1819, and was selected by Albert and me to go witli my carriage. In 1851 he entered our service permanently, and began in that year leading my pony, and advanced step by step by his good conduct and intelligence. His attention, care and faithluh.ess cannot he ex ceeded", and the state of my health, which of late years has been sorely tried and weaken ed. renders sucu qualifications most valuable, and, indeed, most needful in a constant at tendant upon all occasions. lie lias since, most deservedly, been promoted to be an up per servant, and my permanent personal at tendant. (December, 1805.) He lias all the independence aiid elevated feelings peculiar to the Highland race, unu is singularly straightforward, simple-minded, kind-hearted and disinterested, always ready to oblige, and of a discietion raiely to be met with. lie is now in his fortfeth year. His father was a small farmer, who lived at the Bush on the opposite side to Balmoral. He is the second ol nine brothers, three of whom have died, two are in Australia and New Zealand, two arc living in the neighborhood of Balmoral, and the youngest, Archie (Aichibald) is valet to our son Leopold, and is an excellent,trust worthy young man.” TliVtil-LING INCOGNITA. The following is the Queen's account of some of the incidents of the expeditions in which she travelled incognita: “A few seconds brought us over to the road, where there were two shabby vehicles, one a kind of barouche, into which Albert and I got: Lady Churchill and Gtneral Grey into the other—a break ;each with a pair of small aud rather miserable horses, driven by a man from the box. Grant was on oui carriage, and Brown on the other. We had gone so far forty miles—at least twenty on horseback. We had decided to call ourselves ‘Lord and Lady Churchill and party’— Lady Churchill passing as Miss Spencer, and General Grey as Ur. Grey! Brown once for got this, and called me‘Your Majesty,’ as I was getting into the carriage; ami Grant on the box once called Albert‘Your Royal High ness;’ which set us oil' laughing, but no one observed it. “We had a long three hours’ drive; it was 0 o’clock when we got into the carriage. We were soon out of the wood, and came upon the Badnoch road—passing close by Kinrara but, unfortunately, not through it, which we ought to have done. It was very beautilul— fine wooded bills, the high Cairngorm range, and Ben Mulch Uliui, unfortunately much obscured by the mist on the top, and the broad Spey flowing in the valley, with culti vated fields and fine valleys below. Most striking, however, on our whole long journey was.the utter, and to me very refreshing, soli tude. Hardly a habitation, and hardly’meet ing a soul. It gradually grew dark. We stopped at a small lialt-way house for the horses to take some water, and the few peo ple about stared vacantly at the two simple vehicles. ‘•The mountains gradually disappeared— the evening was mild, with a lew drops of rain. On and ou we went, till at length we saw lights, and drove through a long and straggling ‘toun,’ aud turned down a small court to the door of the inn. Here we got out quickly, Lady Churchill and General Grey not waiting for us. We went up a small staircase, and were shown to our bed room at the top of it—very small, but clean —with a large fourpost bed which nearly tid ed the whole loom. Opposite was the draw ing and dining room in one—very tidy ami well-sized. Then came the room where Al bert dressed, which was verysraall. The two maids (Jane Shackels was with me) bad driv en over by another road in a waggonette, Stewart driving them. Made ourselves ‘clean and tidy,’and then sat down to our dinner. Grant and Brown were to have waited on us, but were ‘bashful’ and did uot. A ringleted woman did everything; and. when dinner was over, removed the cloth and placed the bottle of wine (our own which we had brought) on the table witn tbe glasses, wbicli was the old English fashion. Atler dinner I tried to write part of this account (but the talking around confused me) while Albert played at ‘patience.’ Then went away to be gin undressing, and it was about hall-past eleven when we got to bed.” “Wednesday, September b. “A misty, rainy morning. Had not slept very soundly. We got up rather early, and sat working and reading in the drawing-room till the breakfast was ready, foi which we had to wait for some little time. Good tea and bread and butter, and some excellent por ridge. Jane Shackle (who was very useful and attentive) said they had all supped to gether—namely, the two maids, and Grant, Brown, Stewart and Walker (who was still there); and were very merry in tliecommer cial room. The people were very amusing about us. The woman came In while they were at their dinner, and said to Grant,’Ur. Grey wants you,’ which nearly upset the gravity of all the others; then they told Jane, Your lady gives no trouble;’ and Grant in the morning called up to Jane, ‘Does his lordship want me?’ One could look on the street, winch is a very long, wide one, with detached houses, from our window. It was perfectly quiet, no one stirring, except here and there a man driving a cart, or a boy go ing along on his errand. General Grey bought himself a watch in a shop for £2” THE queen's DOMESTIC LIFE. The book contains many simple and bcau tilul little pictures of the domestic life of the royal family in their Highland home. Iu the passages which describe tbe first years at Bal moral, the Queen often speaks of “Bertie” (the Prince of Wales) and her daughter “Vicky.” Thus: “We got up at a quarter to six o’clock. We breakfasted. Mamma came to take leave of us. Alice and the baby (Prince Alfred) were brought in, poor little things, to wish us ‘good-bye.' Tlieu good Bertie (the Prince of \V ales) came to see us, and Vicky (the Princ ess ltoyal) appeared as voyagtune, and was aJi impatience to go.” * * * “I said to Albert, I could hardly believe that our child was travelling with us it put me so in mind of of myselt when 1 was the ‘little Princess. ' * * “We got out at an inn, which was small but clean, at Duukeld, to let Vicky have some broth, Vicky stood ami bowed to the people out ol the window. There never was such a good traveller as she is, sleeping in the carriage at her usual times; not put out, not frightened at noise or crowds, but pleased and amused.” “Vicky ’ giew to womanhood, and here is the story of her engagement: “Our dear Victoria was this day engaged to 1 nnce Frederick William, of Prussia, who had been on a visit to us siuee the 14th. He had already spoken to us on the 20th of his wishes, but we were uncertain, on account of her extreme youth, whether he should speak to her himself, or wait till lie came back again. However, we felt it was better lie should do so; and during our ride up Craigna ban, this afternoon, be picked a piece of white beatlier—the emblem of ‘good luck’— which he gave to her, and this enabled him to make an allusion to liis hopes and wishes as they rode dow nGlen Girnocli, which led to this happy conclusion.” Maine Hoard of Agriculture. This Board adjourned without day Tuesday 28thinstant. A very commendable spirit char acterized their proceedings during their ses sion. Many interesting subjects have been brought before them and discussed with ear nestuess and ability. The question of apply ing manures was taken up. Mr. Carpenter thought there was no better way to manure land to be seeded down than to use green ma nure, having it well mixed with the soil at the time of seeding, Mr. Holmes experiment ed with Coe’s superphosphate by the side of plaster, under corn and saw no value from the phosphate. Manuring in the hill with old manure aud a little plaster produced the best crop, green manure with plaster ilio next best, aud Coe’s phosphate the poorest yield. Mr. Wilder also had tried phosphate on different crops and leceived no benefit from it. Fish pomace applied to the soil and well worked in produced heavy yields of potatoes aud those free from rot. Of plaster he didn’t think much. Mr. Wasson made lengthy remarks on ma nures and their application. In his section pogy chum had risen from 25 ceuts per load to $50 per ton. The Cumberland Bone super phosphate had given satisfactory results. Muck on the coast is valueless, hut in the in terior it was no doubt valuable. Our farmers must pay more attentiouito saving liquid ma nures and construct their barns with that view. The solid portions will take care of themselves while the liquid will run to waste, if not prevented. In Japan, Switzerland and other old countries liquid manures were much used and every particle of fertilizing matter was saved, and ttielr lands wore growing bet ter eycry year although cultivated ror ages. Mr. Putnam of Aroostook said our farmers had but just begun to make much account of saving manures. He believed top-dressing was the best. We suppose the farmers iu Aroostook follow after the French Canadians who used to be troubled to get rid of their manure jus the heaps increased. We have seen large heeps of it on the banks of the St. Lawrence river, drawn there and dumped so that the water might carry it down stream out of the way,and this but a lew years ago. The soil ou the banks of the St. Lawrence is nat urally very rich, and so it is iu many portions of the Aroostook country. But farmers there now begin to see tho necessity of saving their manure. It is of vital importance that oar farmers should have their eyes open to this subject. If you take from the land you must carry back something as a compensation; if not, your fields will run out and you must go over several acres to get small crops. The report on mixed husbandry was taken up, and Mr. I'rince did not believe in it. He thought to be successful in any branch of bus iness a man must make that branch a special ity. Look at the stock-growers in the State; nearly all have boon successful He believed in a man’s following his own taste, and when he found out what that is, sticking to it. On the contrary Sir. Ayer thought the farmer who pursued a mixed course ot husbandry was as generally successful as those who de voted their time to the production of a single crop or class of stock. Mr. Holmes also favor ed the views of the report. Ill his sectiou tho farmers raised great quantities of hops, still they raised coru, grain and other crops. In Livermore great attention is paid to dairy products, hut the farmers do not neglect other crops. Others expressed their approbation of mixed husbandry. The culture of wheat was taken up and Mr. l’oor spoke in favor of early sowing and of preparing the laud in the fall. And we say in many localities the wheat may be sown in the fall to great advantage. Our farmers will come to this before longMuine can raise her own flour, and she will yet do it. Mr. Wasson introduced a resolution in fa vor of cultivating the cranberry, and he also introduced one in relation to tho potato as it occupies a very prominent position in the list of the staple products of our State. As many new kinds arc being raised from the seed ball he recommended to the next Board to hold a potato exhibition at the Agricultural Boom in January ISlii), and exhibit the several kiuds propagated in different localities. This is a movement in the right direction.} The vegetable gardens and apple orchards were discussed. Messrs Breed & Co., show ed a new method of attaching a yoke of oxen to a cart or sled and also a new device for loading hay and grain. These were examined with much interest. Fruit culture was also considered with much interest. Mr. Wasson regretted that the lanner.s of Hancock were not present to hear the discussion. He said they grew some good fruit but the farmers geueral’y in that section thought tho pursuit not profitable. Mr. Dike spoke of the advan tages of underdrainiug as necessary to the cul tivation of fruit. Clean cultivation is also im portant. With these two things he believed any one could engage in fruit culture with good prospects ot success upon most of the soils in our State. Laud for orchards needed to be tilled and manured ns much as tor oth er crops. Little would he expected of a crop of wheat or corn it treated as our orchards are. Mr. Benson also made some interesting remarks and said no crop in Maine paid so good a return for the labor as the apple crop. Our clixiate was favorable to winter fruit. He had raised, the past season, one hundred bar rels ot Baldwins, Greenings and Boxbury Bassets. Apples from Maine invariably stand higher in tho Boston market and will keep longer than from any other State. Many oth er gentlemen took part in the discussion, and urged the raising of fruit. Mulching the trees was highly recommended. Mr. Goodale be lieved shelter vv as as tiocessary for trees as lor cattle. With screens at proper distances, lie thought we could raise almost any kind ol lruit grown in New England. Our old or chards are all dying out, and our wouder ia | tiiutj they have lived so long without cultiva tion and neglected as they have been. In j many localities they are so situated that tha i winter winds have a fair rake upon them. Bee culture was up for discussion, and Mr. | Paul, one of the largest and most successful bee-keepers, made some valuable remarks up on the subject. He allows no natural swarm ing in his apiary, all the hives being divided once a year. Other gentlemen also spoke on producing honey. A dry cellar is considered tile best place for wintering bees. Mr. Goodale introduced some resolutions iu relation to the trials of the speed ot horses, recommending that the sums offered for these trials should uot exceed the sums offered for the culture of breadstuff's, and also that the several county societies offer the current year a sum iu premiums on wheat culture equal at least to one-third of the amount of the State bounty received during the year. And here the question came up agaiu, “Ought trials ot the speed of horses to have place in agricultu ral exhibitions?" Mr. Goodale thought the man who had a fast horse had asgoed a right to exhibit that quality as one who had nice sheep had to exhibit the character of the wool, and yet lie believed the prominence given to trials of speed at our exhibitions the past few years had been productive of much evil. Tlicro was a variety of opinions upon the question.— Mr. Warren thought that the question of horse-trotting had been for years a trouble some one. People will turn out to see a liorse trot iu greater numbers than for anything else. A cominitteo reported, advising that tha Legislative resolves he so amended as to give the power to the Board of Agriculture to apply tea per cent, ot the State bounty for tlic pur pose of encouraging Agricultural lectures among the farmers at large. Mr. Bike favored the report. On- motion of Mr. Goodale, “ten per cent.” was stricken out and “a portion” of the State bounty was inserted. Various opin ions were expressed on the subject, and the report was tabled. Afterwards the report was adopted by amending it so as to authorize the Secretary of the Board to draw five per ceut.of the bounty. A resolution of Mr. Goodale, recommending a continuation of the Hydrographic Survey and the commission on fisheries jyas adopted. The reports on alsike clover, bee culture, root crops, the culture of buckwheat and the ideal farmer were adopted. This session of the Board will, no doubt,bo fruitful of good to the Agricultural interests ot our State, and will enlighten our farmers and give them a (resh impetus to proceed with their work, and thereby strengthen the foundation for other industrial interests. W c are indebted to the Maine Farmer ior most of the faotfc in the above report. Agbicojla. "Varieties. —Not long since a distillery was iouud in a coal mine near Peoria, Illinois—the most pro fitable coal mine, if not the most profitable distillery in the United States. A day or two since a still was discovered in a dense jangle in Woodford county, in that State. —A long-bearded miller at Logan, Ohio, the other day, carelessly suffered bis flowing honors to get caught in a revolving shalt. Bracing himself promptly his beard wont by the roots. He will hereafter have hut little more trouble in shaving than belore. —The Prussian journals publish strong ap peals to the public charity on behalf of the la boring population of the Eastern provinces of that kingdom, who aro not only already suffer ing dreadfully from want, but threatened with absolute famine from the scarcity of the late harvest. Already the hospitals are crowded, and typhus has made its appearance. The Queen of Prussia recently invited nearly sev enty ladies, chiefly the wives and daughters of commercial men, to consult with her respect ing the most proper means of aiding the ne cessitous people. The holding of an immense bazaar in the royal palace was determined on, all the ladies engaging to assist. —It is said that during the siego of Vicks burg two balls, one a Miuie and the other from aBelgiau rifle, fired from opposite jioints met in mid-air and were almost completely welded together. —Judge Chapman, ot the Criminal Court, Indianapolis, has sentenced Lewis Washing ton, a colored preacher, to ten years in the Penitentiary, and to pay a fine of $5,000, for marrying a white woman to a colored man. Isn’t this a case for suit under the Civil Rights act? —The large slate quarries of Grand Car reaux, France, have been entirely buried by an earth-slip and three lives lost. The works on the previous evening were observed to bo in a dangerous state, and all the laborers were withdrawn. Uigkrcwu i...■ n i<,,.. tlnv^uver seer, named Choinet, and two men were en gaged in fixing barriers to prevent any one from approaching the entry, when the earth sunk in beneath them for an extent of two acres, and to a depth of iwo hundred feet, and buried them in the ruins, —A few days ago a chicken llcw into a grain bin in the elevator at Lacou, 111., was carried down with the grain, and then carried up the elevator, emerging at the top alive and well. —Charles Mathews is said to be the author of the following jcii Wesprit: It horseflesh won’t suffice to feed the masses, The next resource will certainly be asses; And Heaven only knows when- that will end! Some poop o won’t have felt a single trie ml. —Mary Auu Fibbs, only sixteen, is charged in New York with attempting, out ot reveuget for a whipping, to poisou two little children. —'There is every reason to suppose that tho great Suez canal for the passage of vessels ot" the largest size, between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, will be completed next year at the specified time. This great work will revolutionize commerce and reduce the dis tance between Europe and the East more than, one-half, with a corresponding diminution ot expenses. It will also considerably reduce tba distance betweeu New York uml the East, al though its importance to America will ba somewhat diminished by the completion of tba Pacific Railroad. —The Commonwealth, published at Lincoln Nebraska,says: ‘‘A short time sinco wc saw a man driving a team over the town site loaded with lumber and household furniture. He hail a plan of the‘city' in his hand, and every littla while he would stop and examine the stakes. After a long search he succeeded in finding his lot. He immediately proceeded to unload his wagon, and in five hours from that time ha hud a house up aa<l was living in it.” —White gunpowder which is entirely con sumed and leaves no residuum in the gun id the latest improvement in France. —It is related that near Dantzig a young man of tweuty-tour, who has just married :i widow of forty-two, has discovered since thu marriage that Ills wife was his wet nurse. A French paper comments: “Thus it is! Oiu always returns to his first love.” —Alaska is a marvellous place. So we hava all along believed, but we confess that the fol lowing talo of its wonders surpasses our anti cipations. Rasselus’ Happy V’alley is quitn outdone. A Russian guide, it seems, being lately asked by a traveller about a certain mountain range in Alaska, replied: They are mighty in size and cause much cold. Wonderful things are told of them. Is is said that in some places there are deep pools and lakes in which dwell monsters—ser pents as long as a fir tree, which, were they iu the open sea. would commit mighty dam age. One thing is certain—that yonder, lac away to the north, in the heart of these hills, there is a wonderful valley, so narrow that only at midday is the face of the sun to ba seen. That valley lay uuiliscovereil and un known for thousands of years; no person d earned of Us existence; hut at last, a long time ago, two Indian hunters entered it by chance, and then, what do you think they found? They found a small tribe of uuknowu people, speaking in an unknown tongue, win* had lived three since the creation of the world and without kuowijg that other beings ex isted. —The Providence Press tells the following good story, which should convey its owu mor al: “A member ot the General Assembly Iroiu a‘rural district,’ who is something of a wag, approached one of the officers ol the !lou*« and with a very serious looking countcnanou and subdued voice stated that he was, both M a Representative and a man, in a serious diffi culty. The official gravely inquired the cause. The troubled member replied that he was un der the necessity of being absent for threa days. ‘Dig well,’ replied the official, ‘that bf nothing, it’s a common occurrence.’ ‘Rut,* said the disconsolate one, ‘that ain’t exactly what’s the matter. Ye see, I’ve heard tbs I member spent every day, and a great many times a day, and I've kinder got used to it. It’s as natural as hash lor breakfast. I shall miss it if l go, and, see here,’—taking the offi cial by the button-hole—‘d'ye think he’ll hav* wind enough to hold out till 1 couie back, for ( do want to hear him once more,* ”