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Established June 23,1862. Vol. 7. PORTLAND, SATLRDAY MORNING, APRIL 11, 1868 Terms $8.00 per annum, in advance. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published every day, (Sunday excepted,? ai No. 1 Pfin ter § Exchange, Exchange Street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER,Proprietor. Terms -.—Eight Doll irea year in advance. 0T Single copies 4 - • THE MAINE ST VI.. x r^SS, is published at the same place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, fa variably in advance. ¥■ -- Rates of Adverthi g.—One inch of space, in length ot column, comtituiesa “square.** $150 per squat e daily Hist week. 75 cents per week after; three insertions, or less, $1.00; continu um every other day after first week, 50 cents. Hall square, three insert inns or less, <6 cents: one week, $1 00; 50 cents per week alter. Unde head of “Amusements,” $2.00 per square p*r week; three inserti ns or less, $1 50. SPkgial Notices. $1. 5per square lor the first Insertion, and 25 cents per square lor each subse quent insertion. Advertisements inserted in the ‘-Maine State Press*’ (whi -h has a large circulation in every part ot the Slate) for $1.00 per square lo** first insertion and 50 cent8 per equale for each subs- quent inser Hon.__ BU&tftfc. HUs €AUD8. Dr. W. R. Johnson, DENTIST, OMce IV 6.13 1-il free Street, •ocond House from H. H. Hay’s Apothecary Store 19F“Ether administered when desired and tho ght advisable. jy22eodii TH0MES, SMARD0N &CO, JOBBERS Or WOOEEJTS, AND Tailors’ Trimmings! AO ENTS FOE THE He Plus Ultra Collar Comp’y, BIIIDEFORD, me. 50 Union Street, (FirstDoor from Middle.) Francis O. Thornes. je20T/*stf Geo. H. Smardou FAtrE, EIOflARDSON & Oo., Hankers and Merchants, 114 State Street, Botlon. EXCHANGE on LONDON and PARIS. TRAVELERS’ CREDITS issued on Lon don and Paris, available in all parts of Europe. LOANS OF STERLING made to mer chants ipsa favorable terma. REPisslTS of GOl D and CURRENCY receive •, subject to draft at Bight, and interest •Honed. ADVANCES made on Consignments to Liver jool and London. Ieb2>d8m WRIGHT & SUCH, Proprietors of Greenwood Mill, BUUKMVILLK, S. C. DEALERS m Yeilow Pine Timber and Bbip Stock. Order* solicited. References—R. P. Buck & Co., New York: Wm. McG livery. Esq., Searsport; Ryan & Davis, POTt'*111*- _mar26dtf FULLER, 1)ANA & FITZ, IRPOUIARS OF IRON, STJEEL, TIN PLATES, SHEET IRON, AND METAL* I llO North St., Boston, OFFER FOR SALE Ber Refined Par Iron, Tin Plates, Hoops, Bands and Scrolls, Trine Plate* for Roofing, Plate Au.le aDd T Iron, l£Dg. and Ame ican sheet Rivet Iron, Swarf Iron, Iron, Bolt Iron, Spike iron, Russ a and It G Sheet Iron Ship and Railroad Spikes, Ixn .tat ion and French Pol Oval and halt round Iron, iahe l *he t Iron, Shoe- Shapes, Horse Na Is, Galvanized Sheet iron, Norway ami Swedes iron Slu et Cot per and Z.nc, ano Shapes, Banca, Straits A tug Tin. Norway Nail Rods, Copper Bottoms and Brass Steel l every description, Kettles, Tinmen'sturmsh'g goods, iron Wire, &c., &c. Also agents for the sale of Naylor & Co. ’s Cast Steel, Muntz’s Yellow Metal Sheathing-, February 18. dCm DEER1N G, MILLIKEN ^sTcoiT - JOBDKES OB — DRY GOODS, AND - WOOLENS, Bive this day removed to the new and spacious store erected tor them 68 and OO Middle St., On tbe Old Site occupied by them previous to the great tire. Portland, March 16. tf JOHN E. DOW, Jr., Counsellor and Attorney at Law, And Solicitor in Bankruptcy, JAUNCBi COURT, 43 Wall Ntreet, ... New Yarb City. WCommissioner for Maine and Massachusetts. Jflfl. 29dtf_ W. T. BROWN & CO„ General Commission Merchants, No. 90 l-i Commercial street, (Thomas Block,) Wtilabd T. Brown, 1 _ ■Walter H. Brown, } Portland. Sole Wholesale Agents for the Boston Match Co. tor Maine. By permission refer to Dana & Co., J. W. Perkins & Co., Josiali H. Drummond, Burgess, Fobes A Co. _junetfidtf DAVIS, CHAPMAN & HASKELL. jobbers op dry ggods AND WOOLENS, Have removed to the new store SI AND 53 MIDDLE STREET. Mar 18-dlm W. n. PlilJLLIPS, ~ CARPENTER, BUILDER, And Sbip Joiner. "kW Circular and Jig Sawing done with despatch. Uodlutugs of all kinds, Doors, Sash and Blinds made W furnished to order. 339 Commercial 8t , (fool of Park St.,) _Portland, Maine, au29dtl C. J. SCHUMACHER, FR ESi’O PA INTER. Ode# at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. G. Schlotter beck & Co., 303 Congress ail, Portland, Me, Jnl'2dtf_Ouedooiabovo Brown. G. & J. T. BONN ELL. BATH, ME., Cordiijre Mun ut'acturers, Jpclu ing Full G*iiigs, F ishermen’e Hawser*, Bolt Point Hope, Trawl Warp, Lath Yarn, &c. vruera solicited. jauSuCm G. A. SUSSKBADT, 1M POBTEU, MANCFAOTUBEB AND BEALEB IN Furs, Hals and Caps, 130 Middle Street, FOBTLAND, • - . . MAINE. iy Cash paia for Shipping Furs. sep20dtf HOWARD <t- CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M NE. Office No, 30 Exehangs Street, Josei b Howard, jyn’iii-ly Nathan Cleaves. S. FKEE1MAN & CO., Commission Merchants ! 121 Broad street, Bamokl Fkekm AN, I K. D. APFLKTON. f NEW YORK. KJF Particular attention given to the purchasing ofFlour and Grain. Rclurcnces—l)a\id Keazer, Esq , £. McKenney & Co., W. & C. H. Milliken, J. B. Carroll, Esq., T. H. V\esiju & Co. junelldti A. N. NOTES & SON, Manufacturers and dealers in Stoves, Banges & /f urnaces, Can be found In their nbw Biuutmii off i, m kt., (Opposite the Market.) V" l'k»«‘d to see all their former instomeTB and receive orders as usual. auglTdti n Coffins, Caskets, Desks, Show Cases and Office Furniture, Of Every Description, Made lrom tb» be tmatorijl^l by EXPEEIENCED O. II. BLAKE’S, aeptlkdtl No. 10 Cross St., Portland, Me. NATHAN WEBB, Counsellor and Altorney at Law, No. Cl Exclianffo I9t. July 8-dt» 1 —-- i No. 31 Free istreet. Upholdering, Fnriiiinre, Repairing, PACJtl-G ANO SHIPPING FURNITURE, Tarn tailing nud P»l-bl.ig don* at short notice, by W. 1\ FREEMAN, MArU-dU ’ business cards. L. DRESSER & OIL, Successors to William H. Elliott wholesale dealers In Watches X Jewelry, Silver dated Ware, die., 19 j WASHINGTON STREET, 193 (DP STAlItS,) BOSTON. iyTh« best place in the city to buy Plated and Ortidc Jewelry. April 6, 1M58. d2m WOODMANJRUE & C07 Importers and Dealers in Dry Goods, Woolens, And ^itinll Wares, Corner •! middle and I'oarl Streets, PORTLAND. Agents‘or Ma'oe for rho Washington Manu facluring -Jo’s Cloth Button Hole Paper Collars and Cuff’s. Also Agents for Singers' Sewing Machines, and Sanborn's Patent Steam Fire Proot Sale:. April 4th-d4m ill. L. STEVENS, State Agent Union Mutual Life insurance Co., HAS UEMoVED TO No. 1 Mlnrrtivn.il B oc»,( IOO Exchange Ml.) Office Hours 11 to 12 A. 41. and 3 to 4 P. M. April 3-d* wtf JUKOWN Ac t'ROl KEK, P LA 8TERERS, PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL Stucco and Mastic Workers, N« 31 Union Ntreel,.Portland, Me. I Coloring, Whitening, and Job Work prompt iy aitnnded to. apridSm MRS. M. A. ROSWORTH, Fashionable Millinery -AND Dress Making, No. 163 Middle Street, Portland, Me. March 9,18C8. dtl SIMONTON & MERIiUXT Manulacturers of and Dealers in Coffers and Spices, CXtEAM TARTAR, SALEBATUS, Ac., Cot. Commercial and Park Streets. N B.—Our Coffee la prepared by the oldest and most experienced Boaster In the city. Orders received from all parts of the State will be prompily executed and satisfaction guaranteed. March 31, 1868. d f COPARTNERSHIP NOTICES. Copartnership Notice. THE Undesigned have formed a Copartnership under the tirm of Lewis & Na*h, and have ta ken the store formerly occupied by Cbas. McCarthy, No. 179 Fore Street, *nd will open today with an eniire new Stock or Clothing and Gents Furnishing Goods. G. A. LEWIS, . , WM. NASH. April 4d2w Copartnership Notice ! THE unders’gned have formed n copartnership under the firm name of DAVIS, BERRY Sc CO., for the transaction of the 'Vholeaolo Grocery, Ulonr, Vrorloion and Produie Rn.inro., and have taken tlie store formerly occupied by Math ews A: Thomas, No. 69 Com l ercial Street. ABNEK DAVIS. JOSEPH S BEliRY, WM. G. SOULE hlON.HD WILLIAMS, Portland, April 3, 1868. dlw Notice. WE, the undersigned have this dav formed a co partnership under tlie firm name ol SMITH & BAKER, tor tnc put pose of carrting on the Bak ing Business, at Tukcj’s Bridge, WeMMtunk. WM. J SMITH, . J. It. BAKER. March 24, 1868. mar2ldtf Dissolution of Copartner ship THE copartnership of C. A. PARSONS & Co., 1 this day dissolved. C. A. PARSONS & CO. Copartnership Notice. The undersigned have ths dav formed a copart nership under the i aiue and s.yle of MARSTON & PARSON®, To carry on the Clothing and custom trade at the old stand ol C. A. i arsons & Co., T8 Middle St. J. J. MABSTON, C. A. PABSONS. Mar 28-d3w Dissolution of Copartnership THE partnership of Jas. P. Spaulding & Co, doing a manu'aciuring business at i l nton. Maine, is this day dissolved by mutual con3fut. JA-i P. SPAULDING, „ , A. B. MITCHELL. March 23d, 1808. The business will be. carried on hereafter by A. B. MITCHELL <£• C0.9 at their Mills, Clinton, Maine. BTTrushwoods of all description manufactured, and turning of all kinds done t\» order. All Orders promptly attended to. Office at the Mills. Clinton, aud 178 Fore Street, Portland, Maine A. R. MITCHELL & Co. Mar 26-dlm Dissolution of Copartnership. THE copartnership here'ofore existing under the firm of Pettengill Brothers, is this day dissolv ed by mutual cons nt. The business ol the firm will be settled by R. F. Pettengill. E. D. PETTENGILL, B. F. PETTENGILL. Portland, March 25,18C8. mar26dtt Copartnership Notice. T1IE undersigned have formed a copartnership un d*T the tirui name of Pettengfll & Lane, and have t ken the s.orc corner of Cumberland and Wil mot Streets, lormeriy occupied bv Messrs. Rich & Far well. JO. D. jPETTENGALL, A. A. LANE. Portland, March 25,18C8. mar.Gdtf NOTICE. THE subscribers having entered Into copartner ship under the firm name of G. IF. COBB <© CO., Anil having purchased the Stark Mill., are prepared to furnish urd. rs ol every de-crlption of Lumber, at storihv.nt’8 Whan, foot of Park St. Pi rtlaml. Me. gr w-C°BB- 1 F. STURDIVANT. Mar 27-dtl Copartnership Notica. New firm at ilie old staDd No. 1 ITree Street Bloclc. We have this day formed a new firm, under the stylo of Evans &. Josselyn, and will continue the Furniture, Crockery, AND House Furnishing Goods business. Also, the manufacturing ol Parlor an 1 Drawing Room Furniture. Old customers will please call, and with our increased facilities we Fhall he able to give good bargains Upliois < ring done to order. ARAD EVANS, mar9-eodtt WM. H. JosSELYN. O L O T H I IN G Cleansed and Bepawed BY WILLIAM BROWN, tormerly ai 91 Federal street, is now located at his new store No G4 Fed eial si, a lew doors below Lime street, will attend to bis usual business of Cleansing and Repairing LfoUung of all kinds with his usual promptness, tan ror 8a^c at lair prices* JOSEPH CURRrER, bell hanger, No. 313 C’onji-i'KN st., Manufacturer andPropr etor of Currier’s Patent Bell lor Hotels, Where one Bell is ma le to answer for any number ot rooms. Also Speaking ‘I t:bus, Door Bells, Gong Bel s, Dining ft cm Bells to ring with the toot, and Bells tubed back of p stering. Agent for Taylor’s Patent C rank Door Bell, Where no wire* nre used. House'!, Hotels and Steamboats fitted at shoit notice. Specimens ot my work can be eeeu in sonic of i riii ipal Hotels in Maine. New Hampshire, and Vermont. Mar 2G-dlwtben eodaiu LETTERS OF CREDIT. FOR THE USE OF Travelers in Europe, Issued upon London and Paris, Available In all the citlei of Europe and the East, by Page, Hichardson & Co., feb27dCm_ 1H Wiaietlt., Bwl.e. For Sale. T OT LAND ON SMITH STREET. Inquire ot AprU*. dlW * C.PROlTKR. MlSCEJli.LAWEOi.iS. NATHAN GOOLD, Merchant Tailor, 3\ o. 137 Middle Street (UP STAIRS,* Having just returned from Market w ith a First Class Stock of Cloths 1 — fob — Men’s and Boys’ Wear l is ready to make them int i Garments of all kinds, in the BEST STYLEI - AND - At tlie Lowest Prices. All Garments Warranted. W*CUTTING for others to make done at short notice. ALL OLD CUSTOMERS and everybody else are invited to call and see for themselves. NATHAN GOOLD. April 1,1868. dtf SJRMJjyG AND S U M M E R GOODS! 109 Middle Street, Corner of Temple. Peter B. Frost 9 MERCHANT TAILOR, HAS just received a very desirable stock of Cloths adapted tor Spring and Summer Wear, And will be pleased to show them to FBI ENDS, OLL> CUSTOMEBS and NEW. No pains will be spared lo give Entire Satisfaction! - IB FITTING, WORKMANSHIP And PRICE. _ | Please give me a Call. Manufactnring of Boys’ Clothing! Will receive particular attention. I shall also give my personal attention to the Cut. tiDg and manufacturing of LADIES’ SAC7QUES, Walking Coats, &c. Here are the Price* of some Goods, in comparison with those of Last Year. Business Suits lrom $30 to $50. Former Price, from $45 to 65. j Spring Over Coats, 20 to 30. Former Price, from 30 to 40. Dress Suits, from 35 to 5i*. Former Price, from 50 to 65. And &U other Goo is in like proportion of deduction. April 3-eod3m CLOTHING. NEW STOCK ENTIRE I Spring Over Coats, Business Suits, Dress Suits, ALL BOUGHT AT.THE LOW PRESSURE PRICES FOR CASH, AND TO BE Sold fir Cash as Low as the Lowest Evei'y Article of Clothing Just Manufactured, And Warranted to give Satisfaction LOW RENTS ! SHALL EXPENSES ! CALL AND SEE US. LEWIS & MSB, 179 Fore Street, one door West of Ex change, Portland, RBe. April 4-oodlt Ladies in Want - OF - BURT’S BOOTS, Can find a full assortment of the latest stylesat 139 Middle «treet. Sign of the large pane ot glass. „ . M. G. PALMER. Marcn 28-d2w Fine Pocket Cutlery! (Largest assortment in the city.) HEAISCH’S SHEARS (Tailor’s, Barber’s and Trimmer’s.) Fisbiug Tackle, (For Trout, Pickereil and Sea Fishing.) At BAILEY'S GUN STORE, 45-EX CM Aik CUB ST. 45. mr24eodt Saddles and Bridles ! Tlie subscribers offer for sale 600 Black Leather Cavalry Saddles Complete with Bridle with Curb Bit, and leather Halier; price lor complete set, Saddle, Bridle and Balter $10. As these are all in prime condition and iuit ible tor private use. and are offered at about one third their original cost, a rnre opportunity is offered 10 every Fmmer. or to any one owning a bor^o. A discount will be made to dealers purchasing a quantity. WILLIAM RE AT) & SONS, 13 Fauueil Hall Square, mar 21-eod2m Bouton, mas*. state Pensions. PERSOXS bolding certificates under the State Pension Ltw of lftb7, and continued in torce by an act of 186ft, are na longer entitled to Pensions b>/ virtue of such certificates, but new applications mast be maue in all cases by patties desirous of availing themselves 01 the bent ills oft tie law. Such applica tions may be ynade inperwn and not otherwise, to George H. Libby, bv disabled Soldiers or Seamen, residents of il eefty, who • ave serveu and been cred ited on the quota ot Maine, by ihe widows of sncli deceased Soldiers or Sailors, by the legal guardian of orphan children of such decease I pei s ms. and by the dependent mother «r sister of such deceased persons, and no others, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6 h, 7th and hti>. between the hours of 2 and 5 o’clock P. M., at tlie old Probate Court 'doom, in City Building. JACOB McLELLAN, Mayor. Apnil2,1868. d2w THE Concrete Pavement, la the best and cheapest in use for Sidewalks .Garden Walks, Carriage Olives, Cellars, Warehouse Floors, And for any place where a solid foundation is re quired. Orders Left at No. 0 South Street promptly attended to. GATLET, NnEBIDAN & GRIFFITHS March 31-eodtl for waiTk Or TO EET. Store No. 3 Galt Block. Possession given Aprp ut. Enqllire of marGldli CHARLKS PERKY. Advances made on Goods to the Island ol Cuba. Messrs.O xHJBOHLL,BROWNS & MANSON Are prepared to make liberal advances on a«l kinds of LiiiTiber, Cooperage and Provisions, to anv oi the Paris, uf the Island, and their connections with the first class Houses ot fl.e Island, make this a desira ble mode foi parties wishing to ship Goods to that market, Portland, 16 Dec. 186T, d«1«tf The Horse. AH excellent Horae for Ladies and Children, can be bought cLeap if applied for very “oon. W. L SOUTHARD. CF“App’y to Gaubert & Chase, 78 Commercial St March 87-021. M»UCUAMltfNE MUSCOVADO* MOLASSES! 49U Hogsheads, 50 Tiercts, Muscovado Molasses $ Cargo of tbe Bark 1j, T. Stocker, from Gauaaa, Landing at Central Whrrf, lor sale by GEORG ; S. HUNT. April 7, 1868. d2w Fiona*,_Flour. CHOICE FALL GitOCND Spring & Winter Wheals Fleur! Hlagnolin, Archer, Edward.’, Walker’., Grifkih’.. F. F. F. G-, Eagle Steam, luipe ial. For sale by MARK & TRUE, 155 Commercial street. April 7 1868. dtf 858.50. COAL. $8.50. LONG LOOKED FOR, CO HIE AT LAST. T^NS OP COAL per schooner Emma V/ Bacon,nice tree-burning coal, Store fiixe for booking Stores and Ranges. ALSO, XTarlcigh Lehigh Egg for Parlor Store* nud Furnace* This is the best Lehigh Coal in use, delivered in lots to suit purchasers, at $8 5u per ton. Randall, McAllister & Co., 60 Coasmercial St. April 4-d2w FLOUR, FLOTJH. 2500 Bbls. Choice Southern White Wheat Flour. 1200 Bbl«. Choice Spring Wheat Flour. ALSO 100 Tierces Kettle rendered Bard. 75 Bbls. Clear Fork, no JJhds. Choice oagua Molasses Together with a good assortment ot GROCERIES In store and for sale by WHEELER, READ k SMALL, _ 157 Commercial Street. Portland, March 2,1868. dtf Hard and While Pine Timber On hand, and sawed to dimensions. Hard Pine Plank, Hard Pine Flooring and Step* Boards, For sale by STETSON & POPE, Whart and Dock, First, corner of E street. Office _ No 10 statest., Boston. fe24d3tn New Crop Teas. JUST RECEIVED 'Some very Choice New Crop Tran, Selling Cheap at the Japanese Tea Store, 85 Federal St. Feb ?9-dtt_WM, L. WILSON. SALT! SALT! Liverpool and Cadiz salt on nand ‘ and foi sa!e in any quantity, by E. G. WILLARD, Commercial Wharf. Portland, March 24,18*8. mariSdil SCHOOLS. EATON Family & Day School, Norrid$?ewock, Maine. (Established 1856 ) PUPILS are rereived into the family of the Prin cipals where tliej enjoy the privileges of a pleas ant home. They have the special attention of the teachers who at all times gives them he aid andciii ec ion i ecessaiy -o a rapid advancement in their studies, and exer cise such care and guardianship as they need. For particulars address EATON BROTHERS. April 4-eodtf NOTICE. ALBION F. HARRIS, Senior partner of the late firm ot HARRIS BROTHERS, Will be happy to see his friends and customers at the store of L. C. Briggs & Co, WHOLESALE GROCERS, AND DEALER IN Flour and Provisions, 92 Commercial St., THOMAS BLOCK. Portland, April 1st, I8u8.-dtf WHOLESALE Drug and Paint Store. Old Firm. New Store. We have secured the large new etore 46 & 48 Middle St., Opposite Woodman, True dr Co’*, And fitted it up tor our business, ;»nd shall give our whole attention to the WHOLESALE trade. We ha^e now in store as large a stock of Drugs, Paints, Chemicals and Patent Medicii.es as can be found in any Drug Store in New England, and our Brokers in New York, Philadelphia and Boat n are constantly feuding us goods Irom the importers. With our present increased fa ilities ior r’olnz business,we hope to have a continuance ot the liberal patron age we have received from ihe Apothecaries Physicians and Store-keepers in this city and throughout the State for the past thirteen years. IF. F. PHILLIPS & CO., WHOLESALE DBVGflHTd, No*. 40 & 48 IVIiddle 8t.» (Donnell's Block. April 3-eotl&w6w gTn CHANDELIERS, Gas Fixtures of all Kinds. Piping done at fwhort Notice, JT. KINSMAN, EXCHANGE STREET, PORTLAND. March 28. dim FURNITURE Reduced Prices ! TIBBETTS TENNEY, - AT IDE - Cor. of Congros & Washington Street*, Having a large stock of Furniture, embracing every article in the line, are offering it at a gieat reduction trom former price”. Nearly every article is custom made, and warrant ed to b°as good as can be ound in tue market. Setee- furnislied lor Hall ami Vestries at abort notice Reparing and upliolslerlng in all its branches fallhiully and promptly done. (Jail and examine BEKORrt PURCHASING ELS WHERE. Mar 2-dtf SPttIJVCt TM.IDE MERRILL, PRINCE & CO., Jobbers and Wholesale Dealers in Fancy Dry Goods ! Gloves. Hosiery, Corsets, Varna, Small Wares, Trimmings, Ac, NO. 146 MIDDLE ST., OVER LANE & LITTLE PORTLAND, me. maittUI Guardian’s Sale. NOTICE is hereby given that bv virtue o' a license from the Hon. John A. Waterman. Judge oi Probate, within and for ttte Conntv ol Cumberland, Staieoi Maine, a> a court h olden on ihe lirst Tues day of Feornary. A. D. 1868, Isaac O. Peaison,Guar dian i r Emma J. P. Gurney, m:nor he r ut Lois D i*vner, late ol Portland, in said Couniv, deceased, will sell at public auction on the 27tb day pi April next, at ten o’clock in ti c forenoon on the premises, one six h ol house, stable and lot No 20 Brattle St, in the city ot Portland ISAAC 0. PEARSON, tuarUe-eoiLlw Guardian, .Tii-MCK L1, A N CO U H. 1868. The Portland Daily Press Has for Maine readers the advantages which be long to a paper representing Maine interests. The details of general news, ns they are to be found in New York newspapers, we do not undertake to give. A sullicient summary of the current history of the world, is all we can prelend to furnish. Our reports ot the Proceedings of Congress a8 a”y NeW KDgl!U,d Regular Correspondents at Wash ington and New York, the political and commercial capitals of the country have already given prool of their ability. Our ar rangements lor procuring MAINE NEWS are unequalled. Despatches to the Associated Press from allpnrts of Maine, we shall of course receive; but in addition to these, we have Regular Correspondents in the principal cities of the State, and occasional ' orrespondents at other pomts. All matters of local news or Interest will be report ed and discussed ia our columns more lully than can be expected of newspapers out of the Slate. The various RAILROAD E,\TERPR|gR8, now in progress, the Employment of our Water Power which is beginning to attract attention abroad as well as at home, the bearing of Congressional legislation upon our manufacturing. Commercial, I.umbering, Fishing aad Shipbuilding interests, and othor kindred toplca will cla m a large portion of our space. The relations o' Maine to the Domin ion of Canada are so intimate that we shall be com pelled to give considerable attention to Canadian Aflairs, and shall continue our weekly review of Canadian news. The tonus 01 the Daily Press will be as here tofore Aright dollar, a year. THE MAINE STATE PRESS is as carefully made up as an entirely independen paper. It will contain A complete flonai-euional and I cgi.latir record frant week to week, a aninmnry cl Stale rtewa artaui. d by counties, an BsriculiDrHl depariuiem con* taming article* pr pared ex p.enly lor Hmcolumns,the Shippiug New* of the week in fall, Market KcportM carefully revi eel to da. e •f publica tion, A readable 8<ory every week, and a page of euicrtaiuing miscellany, together with the most important correspond* cnee, reports aod editorials, and the latest telegraphic intelli gence Irom the daily edition. The Maine State Press is a quarto raper, contain ing eight large page.-,and is one of the largest weekly papers in the country. It will be burnished to sub scribers as heretofore, for two dollars a year. To clubs, during the coming impor.ant year, we are willing to oiler a liberal reduction. To clubs qf ten tos will send the Maine State Press one year for seventeen and a half dol'ars, and if tootle address, for fifteen dollars, strictly in advance. Specimen copies will be sent free to any address. Address N. A. FOSTER, PUBLISHER OF THE PRESS, No. 1 Printers’ Exchange, Portlnnd, Me. Noilcci of the Preiit [From tli Round Table, New York, July, 1867.] The Portland Press evinces a common Jable ener gy in collating tacts penain ng to tbe commercial, manufacturing and agricultural life ot its State. Its editorial opinions are also expressed with unusual weight, and it, is tbe only provincial journal in the country that pays a ay considerable attention to Ca nadian events. [From the Waterville Mail, Oct. 25.] The proprietors of the Press are sparing no ex pense in strengthenin ' their editorial force, and in improving their paper in every department. A first class daily may now be found without going out of the State. [From the Machias Republican, Oct. 24.] We learn, not lor tbe first time, however, irom a letter in the Bangor Whig and Courier, that Mr. George Gifford, a young A ugusla lawyer, liasaecept ed a situation on the editorial staff oi the Portland Press. Mr. Gilford has been some time in thatsbu a.ion, and has done some good service, and is capa be of doing much more. Mr, G.-isan earnest and devoted student, and will bean acquisition to the editorial coipsoi Maine. [From the Gardiner Home Journal. Jan. 1.] T/te Portland Daily Press enteis on the new year with a full and able corps o» edito s. and with a determination on the part of I be publi>hers, to mav e it m^nt tbe large patronage it is receiving. Our merchants should consult their interests aud take it instead of supporting the Boston dailies en tirely. [From the Lewiston Journal. Jan. 3.] For the execede»*t synopsis ot Legislalive reports which will appear in our first edition duiing the Maine Legislative session, we are indebted to tbe Portland Press, which, with commendable enter prise, receives its report in special despatches irom the cap! al. IFrcm the Kennebec Reporter, Jan. 4. ] The Portland Daily Press is not only a credit to the city but al o to the State. It is now as large asmost of the Bostondaille*,andin point of ability it deserves a high rank. Its editorials are not oiten dull, but usuallv have a fresh and sparkling style not com mon in our dai'y exchanges. Ihe Press al o lias tbe lull telegraphic dispatches oi the Associated Press, and regular eorresi onde ice from Washington New York, and the puncipal cities of our own State. During the session of ihe legislature it will have spe cial dispatches every night, contaiuing the substance of the day’s proceedings. Any movement that look* to the material growth of the Slate always finds in the P‘css a hearty advocate, it should have a large list in all the prominent places of Maine. For those who desire a family paper the weekly edition ot the Press lias much to commend it. Be sides the carefully selected ne vs of the week, am] po itical matter, it has readable stories and clioicv miscellany, attractive to the lamily circle. [From the Bath Times, Jan. 4.1 It gives us pleasure to note the enterprise and en ergy ot our friends «f the Portland Press in the edi torial and news departments of that paper. No pa per in the State is more fully up with the times than is the Press. [From the Ellsworth American, Jan. 10.] The Portland Daily Press is one of the largest sized journals, is ably conducted, has regular corres pondents in the principal cities in the State, in ad dition toils special di>. patches and regular torres pondents in New York, Washington, &e. We do not see why our citizens who want a large sized, po litical and commercial daily newspaper do not take tbe Pnss ra'her than the Boston Journal. Tbe Press is every way the beuer paper for Maine read er*. [From the Hallowcll Gazette, Jan. 11.] The Portland Daily Press.—This sterling tournal bas for Maine reade rs the advantages which telong t> a paper representing Maine interests, and it presents a summary of tl e cur ent history of the world. The reports nftbe proceedings of Congress are given at length, and the regular correspondents at Washington ami New York, the Doliflc&l and commercial capitals ot tbe country, have tor a long time given pioot ot iheir ab.lity. MR. EDWIN BOOTH AND BOGUMIL DAWISON. TO MR. LE O N ARD , HOFF, No. 549 BROADWAY. N. Y. DeaR Sir:—Your Ma't Extract could not have come at a better lime Hoarse and unable toper form to-nigbt. I am now delighted by your splen did Malt Extra:!, which has done me so much good in similar cases already in the old World. BOGUMIL DAWISON. This letter, fmm this highly-esteemed actor shows better than anything else, the value of HOFF’S MALT BEV EliAGE OF HEALTH; and we state that also Mr. E >WIN BOOTH ha* got to like it bj much that wherever he is performing he orders it sent, as it is also an excellent health preserver. For sale at the depot and by druggists and grocers. Agents tor Maine W. F. PHILLIPS & CO., Port _ apr3-eodlw Organs and M elodeons Of the latest improved Style and Tone, Manufactur ed by WM. P. HASTINGS, 2Vo. 10 Chestnut Street, Portland, MAINE. The Organ is the best Rre»l Instrument now in use, voiced with a rich, mellow and powerful tone. The great aim has been to manufacture an instrument to please the eye and satis y tne ear. Also improved Melodeons. the latest of which Is a newly arranged Sw ell, which does not put the in strument out of tune. Al-o keeps on hand Piano Fortes of the best styles ,• d<9eodly WM. P. HASTINGS. 8^*Pricelist sent bv mail. Office Furniture Made to order by TIDBITS dc TENNEY, Mar 2-dtt Cor Congress and Washington sts. hay,iiay. 50 b°N3 first qualily P^SSED HAY, for sale ^ J- G. LOVE JOY, 33 Commercial 6t. Mar 27,1868* mar28tl2w* MISCELLANEOUS. No. 5. SIMILIA 8IMIL1BUB OUR AN THE. Humphrey’s Homeopathic Specifics, HAVE PROVED, from the most ample experi ence, a’i entire success; Simple—Prompt-Effi cient, and Reliable. They are the only Medicines perfectly ad*pted to popular use—so simple that mistakes cannot be made in using them; so harmless as to be tree trom danger, and so efficient :’S to be al ways reliable. They have raised the highest com mendation Irorn all, and will always render satisiac ion. Cb, No. 1 Cures Fevers, Congestion, Infiamations, 25 ‘ 2 “ WoruiN, Worm-Fever, Worm Colic, 25 3 “ trying Colic or Tee. bin g or inlands, 25 4 “ Diarrusa ol childi\n or adults 25 5 44 Dysentery, Griping, hlllious Colic, 25 ® *' C'holeru-MorbnsSaiisea,Vomiting,25 * • oughn, Co ds, Bronchitis, 25 8 “ Neuralgia, Toothache, Facenche 25 * 9 44 H cadaches,Sicfc -Headache, Vertigo,25 10 44 Wy pepHia, Billious Stomach, 25 11 44 NuaprciMcd or painful Periods, 25 4 1 2 44 \% hitre. too prof se 1 erinds, 25 * 13 44 t roup, Cough, difficult Breath:ng, 25 “ }4 44 N«tt b%henna,Ervuipel s.Eruptions, 25 ’ 44 Rheumatism Rheumatic Pains, 25 .. “ Fever A Ague, Chill Fever, Ague, 50 J7 File*, blind or bleeding. 60 tn W °P,hlll“y> sore or weak eyes, 50 * .. J ‘atarrb. acute or cronic, Inllnensa,50 20 VI hooping Cough.violent Coughs.50 * 21 4 A-ihn>a. Oppressed Breathing, 50 22 Ear Discharges,Impaired Hearing,50 23 44 l**cr fula.enlarged* dand?,Swellings, 50 24 General Debility,Physi alWeakucss/O ‘ Dropsy, :*nd scanty Secretion-* 50 2rf 44 Peafl.cknert*, sickness from riding, 50 27 44 Kidney-Disease. Gravel. 50 28 14 Nervous Debility, seminal Finis-ions, Involuntary Dis charges 1 oo “ 8o,« Month, Canker, 50 30 4 Urinary Wesknes*, wetting bed, 50 » 31 44 Fa in ful Periods, with spasms, 50 ! J? " Saileringt at Change of Life, 100 • 33 44 Epilepsy.Spasms,St.Vitus’ iSince, 100 * 34 4 Diphtheria,ulcerated Sore Throai, 60 FAMILY CASES Of 35 large vial*, inoroeco c-*e, containing a specific for every ordinary disease a family is sub ject to, and a book of directions, SI0,00 Smaller Family and Traveling cases, wiilt 20 to 28 vials.from $5 to $8 Specifics lor all Frivate Disease*, both for During and tor Preventive treat ment, in vials and pocket cases,.%i to $5 tif These Remedies by the case or single Box are sent to any part of tbe Country, by mail or express, tree ol charge on receipt of the price. Address Humphrey’s Specific HOITHEOPATHIC MEDICINE COMP Y Office and Dor*ot No 562 Broadway, New York. DR. HUMPHREY is consulted dailv at his office, personally or by letter as above, lor all ’forms ot dis eases F, Sweelzor and Crusman dr Co, Agents, dc6eodly EASTMAN BROTHERS Would announce to their friends and the public that they have fitted up a ro> m in connection with the one they now occupy exclusively lor SHAWLS, CLOAKINGS, Wliite Good* & Linen* and are now prepared to e’ve some BARK BAR GAINS in NEW SPUING Shawls and Cloakings. OUR White Goods Department! Is very full and complete, consisting in part ol Plain CJhecke-1 anil Mlriped Cambrics, Swiss IVInll, Swi -s Plaid-* anil Stripes, NaisndoltPi, Bishop and Victoria Lawns, Piques. Mril’nls. Hird’s Bye, ftnpitins, Hot lies, Tow els, Dinner Table • laths and Damn k, l inen Lawa anil Cambric Sbirl Fronts, WHITE LINEN,&c. all of which were purchased very cheap, and will be sold at a very small profit. MARSEILLES QUILTS ! ot all sizes and qua’ities, wlii«-li we can sell at a re* duction of 25 per cent, from lormer price*. BLACK ALPACCAS ! In tail line, of the best Crown Make, and at prices to defy competition. We are also just receiving a complete line of DRESS GOODS! adapted to the season, and in addition to to these we keep constantly on hand a full line oi Housekeeping Dry Goods ! I all of which whl be sold at the LOWEST CASH PRICKS! No trouble to show goods. EASTMAN BROS., 332 Congress Street, - Portland. April 6, 1868, dtf__ BANKRUPT 8T0CK -OP FURNITURE! FOR SALE! THE LARGE AND ELEGANT STOCK OP FURNITURE LATELY OWNED BY, €. B. WHITTEMOBE WILL BE Closed Out S From this date at prices which Cannot Fail to Give Satisfaction! FO R CASH! HENRY R. BURROUGHS, LANCASTER HALL. March 25. eo lm Merrick Thread Co. Holyoke, Mass. SATIY FIYISI1 Spool Cotton (Warranted 5*00 Yards.) IT is claimed that the above is the Best Amebi can Spool Cotton. It if* smooth and strong, and wdl he found perfectly reliable for Machine or Hand Work. jy The colors are superior to any other make. FOB SALE BY Retailers Generally in the Stale ofiYlainc, And by the following Jobbers in Portland: Lane A Little, Woodmnu, True Co., Deerlng, M.Uliken A Co. Mar 13-eod3m DYERS* NOTICE I WOULD frform the citizens of Port! Hid and vi cinity. that I have removed the old P irtland Dye House Office from No 321 to 35*8 CONGRESS STREET. and have opened an office at No. 25 Fi ee Street, where I am prepared to receive orders ai nl execute them in the t»est manner, at short nou re, and at prices d lying competition. As 1 have bad more than I wen ty-five years experience in the dyeing bu siness.1 hatter myself hat 1 am thorough! y acquaint eti with the business. P,ease call at eithe r office and examine my 11 t of prices, and take my ca rd. 0 . _ , H. BI'JKKE, Sole Proprietor ot the old Portland Dye House. January 15. eod6m Furniture at the Old Stand 368 Congress Street, : JG8, DOYLE Sc BREN nan, (Late Burnham Si Merrill,), Will continue the manufacture ot ' parlor 'Suit. Lounges, Mattress.., Spring Beds, Ot toman. Pow Cushion., Ac. Particu ar attention ] aid «, tiphol itcring, RcpaJ ing and Varnishing, Ca ae Cha;r. K« Matad. t.l2.odSm Trovr . V ... DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. Saturday Morning, Apiil 11,1868. NATION A1. UNION ltopublicaii Convention ! The undersigned, constituting the National Com mittee dcsigua'ed by the convention lied in Haiti more ou the 7th ol Jurn-, 18ti4, do appoint that a National Convention ot the Union Republican parly be held at the city ol Chicago, Illinois, ol Wednes day, the 20lh day of May next, at 12 o'clock M., lor the purpose of nomina'ing candidates tor the offices ot President and Vice President ol the United States. Each State of the United Slates is author ized to be repiesented in said convention by the number ol delegates equal to twice the number oi Senators and Representat ves to which such State Is entitled in the National Congress. We invite the co-operation of all citizens who re joice that our great civil war lias happily terminated in the discomfiture oi rebellion*, who would hold fast the unity and integrily of the republic, and maintain its paramount light to defend to its utmost its own existence w bile impel-il'ed by secret conspi racy or armed force; who are in favor ot an economi cal a Iministrati n of the public expenditures, of’tt-e complete extirpation of the rrincip’es and polievot slavery, and ol the speedy reorganization oi those Stales whose governnu nts were destroyed by the re b llion and the permanent restoration to their prop er practical relations with the United States in ac cordance with the true principles of republican gov ernment. Marcus L. Ward, oi New Jersey, Chairman. John D. Defrffs, of Indiana, Secretary. John B. Ci.awke, of New Hampshire. Samuel F. Hehsey, oi Maine. A. B. Gardner, of Vermont. W. C. Cli flin, ot Massachusetts. Samuil A. Purvtance, of Pennsylvania. J. S. Fowlfr, of Tennessee. H. S. Cook, of Illinois. M. Giddinqs, of Michigan. D. P. Stubds, of Iowa. W. Campbell, ot West Virginia. H. W. Hoffman, ol Maryland. N. B. Smith hrs, of Delaware, W. J. Ewi'O, of Virginia. S. H. Boyd, of Missouri. C. L. Rob nson, of Floiida. S. Judi> of Wisconsin. Horace Urieley, of New York. H. H. Starkweather, of Connecticut. B. R. Co wen. of Ohio. Thomas Simpson. o*t Minnesota. Newton Edmunds,** Dokoti. D R. Goodloe, of North Carolina. Thom * s G. Turner, of Rhode Dland. Samuel N. Crawford, ot Kansas. S. J. Bowen, ot District of Columbia. J. P. Chaffee, of Colorado. Republican Convention T .y —- ■ - . FIRST DISTRICT! The Republican and all other voters of the Fiubt Congressional District cf Maine, compel ing the Counties of York and Cumberland, who are in lavor of sustaining the principle* of the Republican Party, and of standing by and executing the recon struction policy ot the Congress of the United States in accordance with the recent call of the National Committee, are Invited and requested to send dele gate ■» to a*convention to be held at the CITY HALL IN BIDDKFORD, On Tuesday, May 3 that 11 o’clock A, M., for the purpose ot selecting two Delegates to attend the National Convention w hich nuets in Chicago, on he 20th day of May next, aud tor the transaction ot any other business that may propeily come before the convention. The basis of representation will be as follows; Ea< h city and Town will be entit ed to one delegate, and one additional delegate lor eveiy sevenly-fi\e votes cast for Joshua L. Chamberlain at the Guber natorial Election ol 18f6, A majority fraction ot forty votes will be entitled to an additional delegate. The chairmen of the Several City and Town Com mittees are requested to forward the natses ot their deleca'es to the chairman of the District Committee as soon as chosen. The committee will he in session at the Hall on the day above Indicated at 10 o’clock A. M., to re ceive credentials. The apportionment of delegates to the several cities and towns in the district is as follows CUMBERLAND COUNTY. YORK COUNTY. Baldwin 3 ActoD. 3 Bridgion, 6 Alfred, 3 Brunswick, 8 Berwick, 4 Cape Elizabeth, 6 Biddoford, II Casco, 2 Buxt- n, (j Cumberland, 3 Cornish, 3 Faimouih, 4 Daytm, 2 Freeport, 6 E’liot, 4 Gorham, 7 Hollis, 4 Gray, 4 lve^nebunk, 6 Harpswell, 3 Kcnr.ebunkport, 5 Harrison, 3 Kitteiy, t Naples 2 Lebanon, 4 New Gloucester. 4 Limerick, 3 North Yarmouth 3 L raing on, 4 Otistield, 3 Lvm in, 3 Portlan i, 38 NewfielJ, 3 Pownal, 3 North Berwick, 3 Raymond, 2 Parsonstleld, 4 Scarbuougb, 3 Saco, l‘_ t-e'oago, 2 Sanfud, 4 Siandish, 5 Shapleiirh, 3 W*stbrook, 9 South Berwick, i Windham, C W iferborough, 3 Yarmouth, 4 Wells, (i -York. 5 139 - 119 119 Whole no. of dele gates.258 M. A BLANCHARD, Portland, EDWIN B. SMITH, Saco, Republican GEORGE LIBBY, Wes brook, GEO. tf. KNoWLTON, Allred. District SAML A. HOLBROOK, Freeport, JOtl \ W£Ni WOnTH, Kittery, Committee. LUTHER B.LLINUS, rridgton, ‘ Visible Admixture.” The “reaction” of 1807 gave the Demo crats a chance to try their hand at law making. In New Jersey and Ohio both houses of the legislatures are Democratic, as well as the New York Assembly. In all ol these States there are however Republican governors. There were great expectations. The political world waited in wide-eyed, open-mouthed expectancy, for here were these reformers, philanthropists, bond-taxers and white-man's-goveininent people, with a lair chance at last to restore legislation to its pristine purity and reform all the misfea sances and malfeasances of corrupt and ig norant Radicalism. And so they went to work, these patriots, each man a Solon in legislative sagacity, a Lycurgus in legal acumen, a Draco in gloomy severity and in exorable hostility to wrong. Wliat they would do without the restraint of Radical executives, heaven only kuows. As it is we have only an intimation of what ! they wonld do if they were entirely free to follow their own patriotic instincts. The New York Assembly, having regard to the deserving character of the Democratic bread and butter brigade, created offices especially tor them. The same body repealed the ex cise law, which secures comparative quiet iu New York and Brooklyn and yields an im mense revenue to those cities. But a Radi cal Senate refused to coiipeiate in this re formatory movement and it failed. In New Jersey, the Legislature has attempted to withdraw the assent of the State to the 14th constitutional amendment, which provides that the Southern planteis shall not have representation in Co.igrcss lor four millions ot blacks, unless those blacks are authorized to vole. It has also passed a large number of plundering railroad bills. Among the minor beauties of New Jersey Democratic legislation is the bill making it possible for Daniel Drew to conduct the affairs of the brie railroad corporation in that State, and so escape the proper penalties tor Lis swin dling issue of $10,000,000 worth of stock. But in Ohio arc seen more clearly than elsewhere the bright consummate flowers oi Democratic genius. The action of the Legis lature with respect to the amendment to the constitution has been like that ot New Jer sey. But this is not the act upon which the pen oi tbs historian will delight to linger.— That act is the “Visible Aumixture” bill.— Heretolore, under a judicial construction ol the franchise clause of the Ohio coustitution. persons having less than hall negro blood have been permitted to vote. The propor tion of Alrican blood has been determined by the judges of elections by inspection. This construction of the constitution has been in force tor many years, and has admitted mu laltoes to the poll almost universally. But the legislative construction changes the rule, and decrees Imprisonment lor the judge ol elections who allows any persons having “a distinct and visible admixture ot Aftlcrn blood” to vote. A person challenged under this act must answer on oath as to whether he associates with white or black person , and whether his children are permitted to at tend the schools for the whiles. A judge of elections who is prosecuted for refusing the vote of a person on account ol a visible ad mixture, may,. If he think proper, change the venue to any county in the State, thus en ab.ing him to proceed in the roost oppressive manner with perfect certaintv of imnunitv.— There are counties in Ohio where Sat;m himself would get off scot flee for ail his sins upon a a plea of especial hostility to the “nigger.” !or infinite stupidity and puerile pig headedness, the annals 0i Icaisiatiou will not show the pier or this “Visible Admix ture” law. It would exclude from tlie polls a natural king of meu like Fred. Douglass, while admitting the most ignorant and most depraved classes of whites whose lighter skins are their only Qualification for the exercise of one of the highest ’ig'itsof citizenship. Perhaps this sort of legislation is going to stand the lust of public opinion, hut if it does then the clock of the world has gone back several centuries. How 10 Increase Ihc Value ef Farm*. Every owner ot a larm can have no serious objections to any means which may increase the price of it, if he wishes to sell, or enhance its value it he intends to live upon it. To urge the importance of inci easing the pecun iary value ot farms is an appeal to the pocket nerve which always vibrates and trembles at the slightest touch. And yet farmers do not act as if they cared much about it anyhow; at any rate, they delve along from year to year, hoping, it may be, they will find pur chasers, and feeling more anxions to sell as their farms find a lower level. II they are told that they can add a few dollars to the value of each acre, they will open their eai; > part their lips and listen with much interest, but do nothing towaidsmaking the suggested improvements. Now there are many ways of increasing the money price cf their acres which arc entirely neglicted Ircm year to year. Setting out shade and ornamental trees is one way and not an expensive one, but it is much neglected and by some never thought of. If these very (aimers w eie about to purchase (aims they would at ctce be pleased with handsome maple or elm trees growing about the door yard or by the road side. Such trees would iuinish an additional inducement to ^purihasets, and they would be willing to give a few more dollars per aiie for lanus thus ornamented, llut they do not thus add to the beauty oi their own estates although they may wish to dispose ot ihim and seek same other locality. Again—the planting and cultivating of fruit trees and securing a good supply of the best fruit will do much towards add:ng to the real as well as the maiket value of (arms A good orchard is worth much more than it. costs and would be a strong inducement to any mat to purchase who wants a farm. A good garden handsomely tenced amt tilled with currant and gooseberry huvlies with plumtrees and asparagus bed, taspberries and some flowers would add to the money value ot the larm. A purchaser would high ly prize these things and pay for them more than they cost the owner; and yet how sadly such matters are neglected ircm year to year! A maple orchard too is a line addi tion to a larm; but few have taken the pains to save oue from the original lorest or to set one out. If proper care had been taken when the foiests of Maine were converted into (arms to save maple groves, and the succeeding owners and occupants hail pre set ved and not have : cut them down fortire wood, what an amount of sugar and sjtup might be made every year! Such a product would be a great iucome to the State, and save paying ttihute to other Slates and other countries for sugar and molasses, articles that have become indispensable in every house hold. The Country Gentleman has soma excel lent remarks upon these matters. It says: ‘When a purchaser visits a certain neighbor hood to select a farm,one of bis first inquiries is,is it planted with fruit trees? II an affirma tive answer can be given, he may he induced to pay several dollars more per acre amount ing to five hundred or a theusand dollars lor the whole farm, while the trees and planting have not cost a tithe of that sum.” There is another consideration of a higher chaiacter which is the influence of home attraction to the owner’s children—an attraction which may prove the turning-point between a lile of usefulness, industry and dcmestic enjoy ment on the one hand, and of a roving, rest less, and perhaps immoral character on the other. But our object, is not to preach a ser mon on morality, but to point to the real pe cuniary value of such Improvements as we have alluded to above. The truth is, our farmers will find such improvements worth a good deal more than they cost whether they intend to live on their iaims or to sell them and remove to other places. Now is the time to begin such enterprises and improvement. Don’t postpone it to an other year—“to a more convenient season”— lor that season never comes to him who ac quires this habit of putting olf matters which ought to be done to-day. Remember what a name Holy Writ gives to these procrastina tors who become the thieves of time and for ever lose what they thus steal. Varieties. —According to a prophecy which has been current during the winter we are still to have two snow storms. The weather prophet who foretold the last one, if he has any more in store for a long-sutfering people, should be lynched. With the adveut of Fast we usually expect mild weather. Rain can be tolerated, but not snow. —Chicago has three hundred billiard tables, and spends annually over half a million dol lars on the game. —It is rumored that Mr. Gladstone, M. P., is preparing, and has in a forward state for pub lication, a work on Greece and Phcenicia. —A citizen ot Philadelphia has patented an arrangement intended to give ain additional number of seats in railway cars, and at the same time to prevent undue crowding. These ends are reached by means of iron dividing arms, similar to tboso in theatres, to which are attached folding seats which project in iront of the benches and at such an elevation as not to interfere with each other, or tho passenger* on the lower level. —A curious and ultimately fatal accident occurred in New Orleans the other day. Mr. Warmoth, a geulieman from the North, makes his home at the house of his friend, Mr. John Dean. While lying upon his bed asleep one day, a little child ot Mr. Dean climbed up and tickled his I'cet. The sleeper involuntarily gave a convulsive kick, which knocked the chiid from the bed to the floor, the little thing striking upon its head, receiving injuries which resulted in brain fever, and Anally ter minated in death. —Mr. Dickens's farewell reading in Boston was made the occasion of very hearty demon strations of admiration and goodwill ou the part of his audience. His reading desk waa covered with flowers, which ho acknowledged with a few gracelul words; and when lie re tired at the close ol the reading the applause was so persistent and overwhelming that Mr. Dickens was obliged to return. He made a little speech in which, in a voice which occa sionally quivered a little, he expressed his thanks for the gracious and generous welcome he had met in America, and said: *'lu this brief life of ours it is sad to do almost any thing for the last time; and I cannot conceal from you—although my face will so soon bs turned toward my native land and to all that makes it dear—that it is a sad consideration with me that in a very lew moments f.orn this lime this brilliant hall and all tba. it lontaius will fade from my view forever. “ 1 iny consolation that the spirit of the br ght laces, the quick perceptions, the ready .espouses, the generous sympathies, and the cheering sounds that have made this place df lightlul to me.«aH remaiD; and you may rely upon it that that spirit will abide with me a« long as life, sense and sentiment li»e. (Aff’uUbe.) I do not say this with any limited rr tereuce to the private friendships that haSe for fi’S and years made Boston a memorable eed blythe spot to me; for such private refe..er-r hav* no business in this public place, t *•# If pure ly in remembrance of, and in homss » t u great public heart before me. -A lady correspondent WritP* fa the New York Evening P«' * *> ,;e' quently repealed charge that tt • ttmtltry i. • going to ruin through female. * i*». gance, that “in this age, when the division if labor has become universal.it seemed but right and expedient that 'as men make allthe money wnme* etlAnM Stieud it all."