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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS.
Established June 23,1862. Vol. 7. . PORTLAND, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 17, 1868 Terms $8.00 per annum, in advance. THK PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published every day, (Sunday e* •uteri,) at No. 1 Printers’ Exchange, Exchange P Portland. N. A. FOP 'RHETOR. Terms:—Eight r Oj , ‘wanee. Single cop# THK MAINK S i ^ ''**&&•** same place every ThUt ^ S; f paid in advance $2.00 a. * ^ —I— u0‘ Rates of Advertising.—O.. ce, in Isugth ol column. constitutes a “squ. $1.50 per square daily first week. ,nt« l»er week after; three insertions, or less, $1.00, eontinu ng every other day atter first week, 00 cents. H all square, three insertions or less, 75 cents: one week, *i 00; 50 cents per week alter. Under head ol “Amusements,” $2.00 per square per week; three inserti ns or lew, $1 50. Special Notices, $1.25 per square lor the first inseriion, and 25 cents per square lor each subse quent insertion, Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State Press’* (which has a large circulation in every part of the State) for $1.00 pet square lor first insertion and 50 cents per square lor each substquent inser ttou. KUSUMfc'SH CUMST0J EMERSON & 00., M A N r I' A r J U RER S OF ENVELOPES! DEALERS IN Fine Writing: Papers, &c., &<•., Aui Agents lor UNION INK CO. IS,. 30 Water Hired, Bouton. Factory 114 Sudbury Street. luly-jeodlm K. B. AJL.U1SN, Hpecial Agent. CHARLES JE. T. SHAH, 'The oldest and only well known) BILL POSTER, Corner Con«reaa and Market Hta., PORTLAND, ME , Controls all the best Boards in Portland and virili ty, and is always ready to Bill the Tows. Programmes, Circulars, etc., faithfullydistributed. Oruers leit at this office, or at the office oi the Daily Press, 10** Exchange si, or Easttrn Argus 113 Ex change st, will rereive prompt attention. Baggage rucked to and rromtlie Depots. Ushers an ! door tenders provided when desired. june6-dt! Donnell & Pelham. KVCIXCCK’N AND ARCHITECTS. To Parties about to Build. Plan., Specifications and Estimates made, and Buildings Superintended by OEO. it. PELHAM, Architect. Office Canal National Bank Building, Middle st. Portland, April 20, 1868. dtt "woodman, true itooT Importers aud Dealers in Dry Goods, Woolens, And Smtill Wurcs, Caruer oi middle and Pearl Streets, PORTLAND. I3F~Agents for Maine for the Washington Manu facturing Co’s Cloth Button Hole Paper Collars aiul Cuffs. Also Agents for Singers' Sewing Machines, and Sanborn’s Patent Steam Eire Proof Sates. April 4tli-d4in PAGE, RICHARDSON & Co, Bankers and Merchants, 114 Ntafe Street, Boston. EXCHANGE on LONDON aud FA KIM. TRAVELEBN’ CREDITN issued on Lon don and Paris, available in all parts of Europe. LOANg OF STERI.ING mnde to mer chants upon favorable terms. DEPOSITS of GOLD and MIRRUNCY received, subject to draft at sight, and interest ; Mowed. DVANCEft made on Consignments to Liver l»ool and London. feb27d6m FULLER, DANA & FITZ,~ niPUiuiiiN of IRON, STEEL, TIN PLATES, SHEET IRON , AN JL> METALS I 1IO North St., Boston. OFFER FOR MACK Bea- Refined Bar Iron, Tin Plates, floops, Bands and Scrolls, Terne Plates for Roofing, Plate, Angle and T Iron, Eng. and American Sheet Hi vet Iron, Swarf Iron, Iron, Balt Itom, spike iro»., xiossiu and R G Sheet Iron Ship and Railroad Spikes, Imitation aud French Pol Oval and hall round Ir :n, ished Sheer Iron, Shoe Shapes, Hon*'-- Nails, Galvanized Sheet Iron, Norway avd Swedes Iron Sheet Copper and Zinc. %no Shapes, Banca, Straits A Eng 'J in. Norway Nail Roils, Copper Bottoms and Brass Steel cl every description, Kettles, Tinmen’s turnish’g goods, Iron Wire, &c.t &c. Also agents for the sale of Naylor & Co. s Cast Steel, Muntz’s Uellow Metai Sheath mgr, February 18. dCm MT. T. BROWN & CO., General Coni mission Merchants, No. 90 l-’i Conmiercial street, (Thomas Block,) Willard T. Brown, 1 Walter H. Brown, j Portland. Sole Wholesale Agents lor the Boston Match Co. lor Maine. By permission refer to Dana & Co., J. W. Perkins & Co., Josiah U. Drummond, Burgess, Fobes &, Co. june2GdU DECKING, MILLIKGN & CO., - JOBBERS OK - DRY GOODS, AND - WOOLENS, Have this day removed 10 the new and spacions store erected for them and 60 Middle 8t., On the Old Site occupied by them previous to the great fire. Portland, March 16. tf MRS. M. A. BOSWORTH, Fashionable Millinery -AND Ih'ess Making, No. 1«3 Middle Hlreet, Portland, iMe. March 9,1868. dtt JOHN E. DOW, Jp~ Counsellor and Attorney at Law, And Solicitor in Hankruptcy, JAUNCEV COURT, ft3 Wall Afreet, ... New lark City. IW-Oomrnlsnlouer for Maine and Massachusetts. Jan. 29 dtf W. H. PHILLIPS, CARPENTER, R III LI)ER, And Ship Joiner. Hy -Clmilar and Jig Sawing done with despatch. "TurniTed mordir’’ U°Ur"’ ^ m"‘U 33S Omnercinl St., (foot or Park St.,) _PoKTkANp, Mains, au29dti C. J. SCHUMACHER, FR ESCO FA f UTTER. Odreat the Drug dtore of Messrs, a. <*. rtehlotter beck & Co., •*«:i Csucrms Si, |>orllun«l. We, )a!2uti_One door above Brown. A. N. NOYES & SON, Manu'acturers and dealer# In Stoves, Ranges dt Eurnaees, Can be tonnd In their NKW HUIhUlltk ON 1,. OIK SIT., (Opposite the Market.) •«!Tt,erettleyJwilI^eJ''lta9eUt0 se« all their forme* ■astomers and receive orders as usual. aug17dtf B Coffins, Gaskets, Desks, Show Cases and d/llce Furniture, Of Krcry OeMcri|ilion, Made trom the best material and hr EXPERIENCED WORKMEN, at H. BLAKE’S, _#^»tl8dtl No.10Grots st., Portland, Me. JNo. 31 Pree street. Upholstering, Furniture, Repairing. PACKING AND SHIPPING pURSIITURF Varni.hiug aud Polwhiug dour a* „l^r. notice, by Maril-d.f^ V’ MAX. */* LOVJEJOY, Wholesale Commlagion I)ealpr |u Lime, Cement and Plaster, 33 Commercial ^ PORTLAND, .... ** May 2-dtf MAINE W. H. PENNELL jTco^ Gas and Steam Fitters ! No. 11 Union Mtreet, Portland. JK ^U9e9 fitted with Pipes lor Gas, steam or warrao.lV workm“,lke manner, and satisfaction warranted.___mayl dtt 88ERIDAN & GRIFFITHS^ PLASTERERS, plain and ornamental STUCCO & MASTIC WORKERS, HO. 6 SOUTH ST., - . POUT LA .VI), ME. IffT|f,f"Iupt atte»tion paid to all kindsof JobhGnz w apr22dtf BUSINESS CARDS. D. N. THOMPSON Av CO., MauuiSCl urei'S ami Dealers in Alarm Locks & Money Draws. Also lili in- s' Parent Mop Wringers anil Pail. Agents wanted. C RONS ST., POKTEANU; ME. J S Freeman, Thompson & Edgerton. ET Harmon. July 14. d3w Dr. William Warren Greene, coy GUESS S Q UA R E, (Egr^First House (on the left) above High Street. Office Hours y A. M. and 2 P. M. July lC-dlmo&w2njo JOSEPH CURRIER, It E U. IlMCilER, N*». OI£J ConjrrosH w t. , Manufacturer and Propr etor of Currier’s Patent Pell lor Holds, Where one Bell is ma le to answer for anv number or rooms. Also Shaking Tubes, Door Bells, Gong Bells, Diniug R om Bells to ring with Hie loot, and Bells tubed back of p' stering. Agent tor Taylor’s S’atcut « rank Door Ki ll, Where no wires are used. Houses, Hotels and Sleamboars fitted at short notice. Specimens of my work can be seen in some of prim ipal Hotels iii Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. June 3 C'< TO LET. Brick House to Let! AT Morrill’s Comer, containing ni»« rooms, plen ty water. Ooou stable and garden si*ot. Apply to C. E. Morrill, on the premises, or to , W. H. JERRfS, jyL5d3w Real Estate Agent, Portland. -tores to JLet. STOKES on Central Wharf. suitable (or storage ol Corn, Flour and other Mer liandisc. Apylv at No 10 Central Wharf. jcl7-dliu Argus copy. To Let. /CHAMBERS fn Building on Market st, opposite Vj flie Post Office, suitable for paint shop or other purposes. Apply to ISAAC OTIS No 12 Portland 8t^_ _ Jyl4dtf To Kent. THE 2j story house,situated on the Biwn Estate, Middle St, and suitable for a boarding house; good cellar, hard and solt water. Possession given immediately. _ O K. DAVIS Ar CO., Dealers in Real Estate, No. 1 Morton Block. ^_ul_yi11_,11w [Argus copy. TO LET ! STORE on Exchange street recently occupied by .1 J. Boyd, together with shop in the rear. Apply to J. W.SYMONDS, , , „, , Canal Bank Building. .July 3d—dtt 6 To Let--!* Business Hoorn. T.31NELY situated, mar Congress Square, and con A veuieut tor a Dress Maker, Milliner or Dentist.— Rent $130 per year. Apply at 1 Paris st. J. S. CUSHMAN. July 8-dti For Lease. STORE No. 1 Long Wharf, at present occupied by Messrs. Chase, Hall * Co.; a meet eligible loca tion lor the Corn and Fleur business. J,v3T,T&Str_D. T. CHASE. The Country and the Sea Side TO BE~ LET! Ij^OUR ROOMS, suitable for a small family who de sire to reside in flie country the present seas -n, and enjoy the pleasures of the best watering place in New England, in a fine new two storehouse, com manding a magnificent view of the ocean, one mile ir.>m Old Orchard Beach. Saco, on the r< ad from Portland 'ireet to the Beach. If desired a fifth room will be rented. Stoves, cooking uten-ils, an«l other useful ai d necessary articles of furniture will be tar nished it wanted. For further parttculars enquire oi the proprietor. CYRUS MEANS, n the premises, or O. O. Newliall, at Brown Thurston’s, Primers’ Ex change, Exchange Street, Portland. June 23, 1868 dt f To Let. A STORE to let No. 230 Congress Street, near the City Hall. Also Picture Rooms to Let. funeSdtt J. x. HAMMETT'. To Let. ONE 3 story brick Store. No. Bfl Union St. Also 2 ami 3 stories Hopkins’ Block 149 t-2 Middle St. Apply to ST. JOHN SMITH. May 21-dtt To Let. A FRONT OFFICE in McCarthy’s Block, over Stora No. 1S>1 Fore Street, recently occupied by Charles McCarthy, aprZSdtl No. 99 Middle Street. For Sale or to Let. tpilK lirst-ciass, three-siorv brick house,with free A stone trimmings, number 35 High sticet. For particulars inquire at No 30 Exchange street, Spanish Consulate's, between 10 A. At. and 3 P. M April 21-dll' I Can, M ill and Do Sell Goods From■ 30c to $3.00 Less ON an article than any other concern in the city. A large and well assorted stock of Fancy and Useful Articles Constantly on hand. CROQUET SETS from $5 to J$l«. Chrome Lithographs, Fans, &c. J. 31. THOMPSON, No. 69 Exchange Ntrccf. 53§r’Xext door to Harris’ Hat Store, known as One Dortar Store. je18-dtf NATHAN GOOLD, Merchant Tailor, JX o. 1IJ7 Middle Street (UP STAIRS,) Having just returned from Market with a First Class Stock of Cloths! -for 3Ten’s and Boys’ Wear l is ready to make them into Garments of all kiuds, in the BENT STYLE I - AND - At tlie Lowest I*rices. All Garments Warranted. WT'CUTTrNG for others to make done at short notice. ALL OLD CUSTOMERS and everybody else are invited to call and see for themselves. NATHAN 0001,0. April 1,1868. dtt F O 1 > J> AT OUR OI.D STAND, Cor. Exchange' and Federal Streets, And selling at prices that df.fy competition all kmdB ot FURNITURE ! Together with PAPER HANGINGS, Jf IN D O TV SHA I) ES, And Fixtures, as well as CARPETINGS, And all Kinds of Crockery, Glass, Tin and Wooden Ware, Parlor and Chamber Sets, LOUNGES, &e. Iii short, House Furnishing Goods of every descrlp tion. Satisfaction guaianteed. “Lire ana Help Live.” is our motto. A DAMS <£• TAlt BOX. CS&^Cash and the higliesi prices paid tor 2nd-liand Furniture. aprlSeodtf " FOR SALE. ONE OF THE Choicest Mill Sites in Georgia, On the Sca-l>oard, lice from fever. Apply to K KM NETT McLEA & CO., june25d1m 5 Bowling Green, New York. LETTERS OF CREDIT FOE THU USE OF Travelers in Europe, Issued upon London and Paris, Available in all the cities of Europe ami the East, by JPage, Richardson & Co., tet>27iit;m_114 SialrSt., Bouton. The Maine Pliarinaeentieal Asso ciation. r|'HE First Annual Meetrni of the Maine Pharma ceutical Association will be held in the Library K«»om ot' Mechanics’ Hail, coiner of Congress anil ^asco stre ts. Portlaud, on TnenUay, July 21m, nt .‘I o’clock P. in. J-UI tuuiu, o uiy 8, 1868 dtj MISCELEANEOUS. 1,. H. TWOMBLYVS FIRE INSURANCE AGENCY! All Kinds of fire Insurace at Fair Rates. Cons Exchange Ins. Comp’y N« Y., Capital and Surplus, $X5X,025.00. Monumental lire Insurance €o. Ilaltimore, Capital a ad Surplus, $230,0X0.77* Policies Issued and Losses Paid at this Office. Thanking the Public for their eery liberal patronage th:>, pant year, would respectfully solicit a continuance of their favors. OFFICE 30 EXCHANGE ST., PORTLAND, AIR. July 10-eodSm EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY No. 02 Broadway, New York. Iiioome, $4,000,000, Rapidly Increasing, and exceeding that of any other Com pany organized within the last twenty years $47,020,134 Assured During the Fiscal Year Terminating Jan. 31,1868. . Its Policies Average the Largest of any American Co. PURELY MUTUAL—All Profit# annually divided among Policy-Holders, and paid in one year troni date of Policy. Fvc modes of applying Dividends: 1. Permanent Increase of Policy. it. Perm nent O eduction of PremUnn. 2. Term I ucreaH* of Policy. 4. Tet in ftcdnriioii of P. euiimu. 5. Limitation of number of Preui in him to be received. THESE miVf LEGES ARE GRANTED BY NO OTHER COHB’Y. The Rank of “THE EQUITAALE” among all Ameiican Companies, as to New Business done since its organization, stands a# follows: In I860 it was the Nimh. In 1862 and 1863 the Seventh. In 18*>6 the Fourth. In 1861 the Eighth. I it 1864 and 1865 the Sixth. In 1867, (lineal \ear) the Second. The ratio of the EQUITABLF’S total outgo lor Deaths and Expenses, to Cash Premium received for the last five years, is less than that of any other Company tor the same period. AVILLAM C. ALEXANDER. President. HENRY B. HYDE, Vice-President GEORGE W. PHILLIPS, Actuary. .JAMES \V. ALEXANDER, Secretary S. P. JOHNSON, Agent. Portland Ofllcein First National Bank Buildinq. I ntrance on Plum fit. SEP” Active A^enis wishing to work lor the EQUITABLE mav afiply to -> ■ I*. It l£ V If IS 1' !£ Y, General Agent. Waterville. |unel9cltf Dividend being Paid in 1868—100 per cent. MUTUALBENEFIT Life Insurance Company! Newark, TV. .V. Organized, lSdS. - - Charter Perpetual. Assets Over $15,000,000. Annual Income over ^6^00.0^0. Annual Dividends 50 per ct. in Three Years. Dividends Declared to Members, over $7,000,000. This Company is STltTCTLl MTTTUAIIt has no “I.eecb-like Siockholdeis”—pays no bonuses to officers, nor immoderate commissions to Agents. Care in the selection of risks, and economy in expenditure, are the distinguishing features ot its management. S3p*13very desirable or advantageous feature, new or old, has either been introduced or adopted by tills Company. Dividends can remain with the Company to accumulate and he paid with the policy. After a lew years It will thus become self sustaining. It has always made Animal Dividends. It never hazards principal ior interests, and lias never lost a dollar from in vestmen ts. It expenses of management have heen for a series ot years lower, while its ratio ol surplus has heen and stiil Is, proportion ably larger, than :my oilier Company ; from which it necessarily and mathematically follows: 1 st—That this Company having the largest ratio of surplus affords The Greatest Safety and Secur ty to its Members. 2d—That as it consumes the least of its income in running expenses. IT HAS THE MOST LEFT EOll ITS MEMJIEUS, and is therefore The Cheapest Company to insure in ! To every man w'ho invests his money in r ife Insurance—be it much or little—these considerations are of paramount and vital importance, and nowhere else hut in Life Insurance would they ever be disregarded. All persons desiring reliable and accurate information concerning the standing and condition of the various Life Insurance companies of this Country, are invited to call at my Oilice. where access to ail the lie ports of the Insurance < ommissioners, and every possible facility for ob taining sueli information as will stand the lest of coming years will he cheerfully and freely furnished. Office 72 Exchange Street, Bovd's Block. WARREN SPARROW, STATE AGENT For Maine, New Hampshire and New Brunswick. April 30-tltf IN E VV STOCK - OF - GAS FIXTURES Just Received Direct from the Manufac ture r*, and for sale by L . S . BROWN, 'Tose’s New Mock, Federal, corner Temple Street. June 2-dif Weed Barley, 700 Bushels Two Rowed Seed Barley2 FOR SALE BY KENDALL# WHITNEY. Portland, May 30-d2mis The Cooking Miracle of the Age ZIMMERMAX’S Steam Cooking Apparatus. Cheap, Simple, Economical! A COOKED for twenty persons over ONE hole of the Stove. Can be put on any Stove or Range ready for instant use. Water changed to a delicious Soup by distillation. Leaves the entire house tree irom offensive odors in cookmg Its results astonish all who try it. |EJr*Send ter a Circular. For «nle, ns nl«© Town and 4'ouuty Right** iu tlie Stale*, by John cousf.ns, ian 3-dtf _Keunebunk. Me. Hot Ten It oils And Iiiscuit. ON and alter June 8,1868, T shall continue to inanu'acturc the above which will be ready for d< livery from BROOKS’ BAKERY, 79 Brackett st, every day at 5 o’clock P M. Come one, come all. FLOUR! FLOUR! 1HAVE now on band a good assortment ol the best hr aids of Illinois, St. Louis and California Flour, by the barrrel or sack, which I am selling LOW for t :»**!», delivered free of charge in any part ol the city. «. W II. BKOOK4. .1 uly 9 dlmo O L O T I I I j\ O Cleansed and Itefmircd BY WILLIAM BROWN, formerly at 91 Federal street, is now located at his new store No 64 Fed eral st, alow doors below Lime street, will attend to liis usual business ol Cleansing and Repairing Clothing ol all kinds with his usual promptness. sJF Second-hand Clothing tor sale at fair prices. Jan 8—eodtf •‘Sterility is Laid.’* PROF. VILLE’S New System of Agriculture.— PauipU et, 2d Edition. Price 26 een's. Address JOHN A. RIDDLE, Manchester, N. H. It gives a recipe fora Complete Manure. Also a plain and simple method of analysing soils. For sale at Femeudcu Uroiherv. july U-dlw&wlm B. W. CLARK, ICE HOUSE, MARKET STREET. Office 32 KxcIiuiirc Vlreer. SEASON PRICES FOR 1808: 10 lbs. a day, trom June 1st to October 1st, $o oo 15 *• •* “ “ “ “ “ x 00 20 “ “ “ « “ “ “ 10 00 FORTY CENTS PER ONE HUNDRED POUNDS. Ice will be delivered earlier than 1st June, and lat er tl an 1st October, at the same rate per month as during the season. li not taken lor the lull season, the price will be 10 lbs. a day per month, $2 00 15 “ “ “ “ 2 5o “u 3 00 Nolice of change of residence, if given at the Office instead ot the driver, will ulwavs prevent disap pointment, 1 Am- cu-tomer leaving town tor two weeks, or more at oil - time, by gi-ing notice at the office, w ill be en titled t a proper deduction Co » plaints against the drie rs tor neglect, care lessness, or any other can e, musf be made at the of Jiec, and will lie at ei ded to promptl*. May 26. dCw PATTEN’S Improved Self- Ventilating Upright ancl Chest ltFFRIi'FRATOiltS l Tiie bc»iand cheapest in use; are lined with *iuc in such manner that it is impossible for the the wood tu absorb moisture* are no coii Nii'iiclcd as to give a tree circulation ol air through the provision chamber, keeping it Ntvrel ami puic and pre veil li ug offensive odors trom the articles it may contain. The Result ol 20 years Experience# PROVIDED WITH lee Mallet, Ice llac/cs. and Mov able Slides. Will €5ivc Perfect NatiMfaclioii. Manufactured by BBANX & BARTEAIX, /v^c. , No 305 Commercial St. Portland. Lit -Salesroom 174 bore s?t, and 0 Exchange st. June30-tt ItaiNiiiiss iV It ice. ) PnckajjrH Kai«in«, consisting ot ^ Valencia, Sultana, Levant, Muscatel asd Layer. 45 Itblw. choice Carolina Mice. 50 Bag** choice Puma Kite. FOR SALE BY SMITH, HCNNELIj A CO., june!7 dim 93 .V 93 Commercial St. Advances made on Coods to tlie Island oi Cuba. Messra.flHUROHLL, BROWNS & MANSON Are prepared to make liberal advances on all kinds of Lumber, Cooperage ami Provisions, io any oi (lie Ports oi the Island, and their connections with the , first class Houses ot the Island, make this a desira ble mode for parties wishing to ship Goods to that market, rtland, 16 Dec. 1867, dcl6tf BOARD AND ttOOMS. Board. PERSONS looking after good board and pleasant rooms, should apply at 18 Brown st. Price of Board per week 5d)i> and 3.5<». julylGdlw* Hoard VIC71TH, a suit of nice rooms on first floor, lobe * brio at No. 50 Sura g Street, between High and Park Streets. jy7ati Boarders Wanted. A GENTLEMAN an 1 wire, or two gentlemen can be accommodated with bon d at 27 Wilmot St. References exchanged. june30dlw*then 11 To Let. SEVERAL PLEASANT ROOMS TO LET, with board, at No. Htate »ti*c«l. June 2b, lbG<. dit Boarding1. A LARGE and plea ant Front Room to let. with "board, at 5G Free st. jel itf Boarders Wanted. A PLEASANT suit of rooms ami single room suit able lur families or blent ami wile at No. 37 H'gh _ ma.y21-.ltt Hoarders Wanted. rfij LEI, with board, suits and single rooms, lur X mshed and untarnished, at 5G F ee Street. May 18. dti_[Argus ami Mirror copy. Board AND good rooms can be obtained for gentlemen , au‘* their wives or single gentlemen, at No 57 Dan forth street. marJGdtt J. & C. J. BARBOUR, No. 8 Exchange st. Have for retail a LARGE STOCK of Bools. Shoes and Rubbers, For Men’s, Women’s, Misses, Boy’s and Children’s wear. Kubber Good*. Belting, Caching, lflo*c.< lo( hing,Spring*, IVlut*. Spittoon., Tubing, ( u,himiti, tilov* Hf with a variety ofothcr Rubber (iootb. BSr~Wliit; Rubber Cloth for family purpo?es.^gj I HEAVY RUBBER APRONS FOR CURRIERS AND BUI K-MAKERS, jy Orders receivclfiralldesuriiSionsof Kubber Goods, and promptly executed OAK LEATHER BEETS. Hoyt’s Premium Oak Leather Be'lts- tbe most per feet article in the market. Page’s Patent. Lace Leather. Black’s Belt Studs. S It Lubricating Steam Engine Packing, &c &c. May 2 eodStn COAL, COAL ! Agents for Johns Goal, THE undersized having been appointed Agon's for ti»e sale or the above Coal, would sav to the citizens of Portland Before yon luy in vour Winter’* ('oal.be sure mid Try (lie John* Coal. This celebrated Coal has for years stood rhe high est lor domestic use of any White Ash Coal mined. In preparation and quality it has always been kept up to the standard. It the Johns Coal suits once, it will always suit; because there is no mixture. This we cldni as a particular advantage over other coals. Consumers by uving the Johns Coal will avoid the continued tr uble and annoyance of getting every other year bad frlatv coal. Every one lias had this trouble. Johns Coal we will warrant to-suit in every case W'e give a few reasons why the John* Coal ■* the BKST. F»rst—It is the Purest While Ash Coal mined. Second—it is the most Economic il and gives the best heat. LMiird—-Tt will not clinker, and for durability and strength it is unsurpassed. Fourth—It always comes the same. We sell the Johns Coal at the same price as any other good White Ash Coal. We have lor free-burn ing Coal, DIAMOND AND LORBERY. CSir’For Furnaces and Parlor Stoves we shall kce the Harleigb, Hazelton arid Sugar-Loaf Lehigh. Also on band Hard and Soft Wood. Randall, McAllister & Co., 00 Commercial St. June ‘/7-dtl 1'I'ankBifli €«al! FROM LYKENSVALtEY. BICING so much “Poor Coal” m the market, the undersigned would beg leaveVo callihe a*ien t»on of the citizeus ot Portland t»ine above named Fanl. It is free from impurities, and wlmn use 1 with rea soiiabm care burns ei.tlrtly to ashes, which are of the deepest red of any Coal mown An equal quantity ignited will yield at least one third more heat than any oilier coal, lr is more quickly igniled than any other anthracite (thus tav ingexpense in kindlings); while after ignition. with a proper reduction oi draft, it will outlast all other coal, and remain longer ou fire. A much less quantity of this coal can be kindled and will retain its lire, than can be possibly used of white ash, this lact will result in large savings in spring and lad, and at such times as require only a moderate degree ol heat. In shoti, ir is the most econoaiical coal known, and needs but a trial to give it the preference over all ot-liei s. We wouhl also call your attention to our other su perior Coals, such as Lebiyli, Johns, Oi iHC iu. and oilier White and lied Ash Coals suitable tor Furnaces, Parlor Stores, Ranges, tfc. Also on hand HAUDand SOFT WOOD, all 01 which will be sold at the lowest prices for cash. __EVA.VN &. GltKKiVr, 283 Commercial Street, head Smith’s Wharf. Portland. June 29, »868. dtf. The Great Quieting Remedy for Children. Contains NO MORPHINE OR POISON OUS DRUG; sure to Regulate the Bowels; allays all Pain ; corrects Acidity of the Stomach ; makes sick and weak children strong and healthy; cures AVind Colic, Griping, Inflammation of the Bowels, and all complaints arising from the effects of Teething. Call for Mother Bailey's Quieting Syrup, and take no other, and you are safe. Sold by Druggists and all dealers in Med icine. A. RICHARDS, New London, Conn., Apent for the United States. W. F. PHILLIPS & CO, Nos 4ii and 48 Middle St, Portland, Mo, Wholesale Agents tor the State. May d3m % e ft TVot ice. 0 0 BAB rv XJ AI IS iii the field again, and would announce to his old friends and i he public generally, t hat he has bought out the old Saloon Under Lancaster Hall, IHAKKKT SQUARP, which he has renovated throughout, and furnished lor a first class Restaurant ami Ice Cream Saloon ! where he hopes that his old triends will drop “ in ’ and help him “ out.” He is also prepared to serve Wedding Parties and Families with every variely in the way of take, Confectionery, Fruit, Ice Cream, &c., &e. The above place will be open on MONDAY nexf, March 2:;d. 1x<;k. , CS^The subscriber is happy to announce ilrat he ■^secured the services of Mr. BENJAMIN BAR NETT, the well known French Co k, who has for ®? many years officiated at most of the Public Par t'cs, Dinners, &c., in this eit v and vicinity. .. INAACJ ItAtmJl. March 21, dtt NEW STOKE ! .mr iiiHiDs. E. L. STANWOOD & £0., Have taken the spacious store, Nos, 47 & 49 Middle Street, And having purchased an entire new stock ot Drugs, t'hcmh-nls, Puli'ut Miidi cine, Fancy Goods, Faints, Oils, Varnishes, Ac., And all the stock usually kept in a First Class Drug House, i Can now otter to the trade of this City and State, goods on as reasonable terms as can be bought in Ho-ton or elsewhere, and parties before purchasing will do well to Call mill lonminp Our Stock nm! Prices Juuel eod&wtf WANTED Wanted. A SECOND-HAND SODA FOUNTAIN En quire at this office. jyl6il3t Wan ted. DR. ELLIOT would like a l,w pupils in French. Terms m< derate. Ret'erances, I * r f. Boris, Har vard Cnlle e; Prof \V. R Shipman, Tuits Coli, go.— Apply at 21 Brown Street. iylGtllw* Wanted ot Farmers! TJI.RE. THIi K AND SWEET CREAM, at No. 131 X Pearl Street jvl4diw TWO GOOD COOKWI N rH» at onee. X Two good women to do Meat ami Pa-try Cook ing; two Laundresses, anil two Kitchen (.iris, for tire (Hu Orchard llmnc, Saco Beacli. Wages good. Ap P'yto A. J. cox & CO., .iylldlw__351: Congress Street, Portland. Boarders Wanted AT Johnson’s New Boarding House on Hamp shire Street, secznd door from Middle, and with in five minu'C' walk fr m the Post office Grand TrunkDetot, Boston and Halifax Steamer*. Isa KRW UOU8P,built, and filled up expressly for a first class Boarding House, with an office for Gentlemen, Ladies’ Tailor, and large Dining Hall. A few more gciitlemeu hoarders ciu be accommodated. Terms reasonable. Apply to J. M. JOHNSON, julyl4-dlw Hampshire Street. Wanted! TT'OR a gentleman and wife. Anyone having a F small tenement of 4 or 5 rooms pleasantly lo cated, 5 or 8 minutes walk to new Post Office! can find a dcsiable occupant by applying at this office. Ju)yl4-dlw * Wanted Immediately! A FEW GOOD TRAVELLING SALESMEN.— Address HOW & CO., jy!3dlw* S co, Me. Agents Wanted! FOR National Campaign Goode.—*8x10 Steel Bn* gravings of Grant and Colfax, with or with out frames One agent look 6C orders in one dav. Aho National Campaign Biographies of both, 25 cents. Pms, Badges, Medals and Photos tor Demo crats and Republicans Agents make 100 per cent. Sample packages sent post paid for $1. Send at once and get tae start. Address GOODS PEED & CO., 37 Park Row, M. Y., or Chicago, 111. July C. d&wlm Wanted to Charter. s. VESSELS to load “Guano” at “Sombrero,” “Swan Island,” ‘Ito Joii do,” and ‘‘Orchilla,” lor Ports North ol “Hatteras.” Also vessels tor coal from ■ New York to AspinwaU and Deals from St Johns NB, to Ports in the Untied Kingdom. Apply to INGRAHAM & WHITCOMB, *p28dtt 85 Commercial Street, Portland. Me. WTA \TED!-A gents tn every town and city in v f Maine, for Bigelow's Radiating Clothe < Frame. Its advantages over the old fashioned clo lies frame are many. It holds n ore and yd occupies much less room. It may be used in whole or in pari. It isan orn * mental piece ot lurnitnre, though strong and durable. It is part culirlv useful and convenient in all fami ies where the meals are taken in the :*ame apartment in which the ironing is done. It retails 20 per cent, less than any other Clothes Dryer that hob is as much. Knmiirs that are using them give undoubted testimonials d their practicability and handiness. Retail price $2. Address BENT, GOODNOW & CO., 84 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. July 1. dim LOST AMD FOUND. Lost! ON Friday last, between Fodelt’s store and Brown Street, a WASH LEATHER PURSE, with the owner’s initials on the outside, containing a small sum of money The finder will oe suitably reward ed by leaving it at.this office. jyl4Jtf IVo. £5. S 'MILIA SiaiLlBUS OUSANTUB. Humphrey’s flomceopathic Specifics, HAVE PROVED, from the most ample experi ence, an entire success; Simple—Prompt- Effi cient, and Reliable. They are the only Medicines periectiy ad pted to popular use—so'simp'e that mistakes cannot be made m using them; so harmless as to b.. free trorn danger, and so efficient :»s to be al ways reliable. They have raise i tlie highest com mendation Irom all, and will a1 ways render satisfac lon. cts. No. 1 Cures Fcvortt, Congestion, Inflnmations, 25 “ 2 “ Worm**, Worm-Foyer, Worm-Colic, 25 “ 3 “ t rying Colic orTeething of ii.tan's, i»5 “ 4 “ Dinrmvii ol children or adults 25 “ 5 “ Dysentery, Griping,RfHiousColic, 25 “ tl “ Cholera-.VIorbunNausea,Vomiting,25 “ 7 “ I'oughn, Co ds, Bronchitis, 25 “ 8 “ Neuralgia, Toothache, Faceache 25 ‘* 9 “ Headache*, Sick-Headache, Vertigo, 25 “ 10 “ Dy pt‘.’»ia Billions Stomach, 25 “ U “ 8ujipm**e<l or painful Periods, 25 “12 “ White*, too profuse ' eriods, 2■» *‘13 “ « roup, Cough, difficult Breatlrng. 25 “ 14 “ M*« it lieu in,Ervsipel '.s.Eruj.tioiis. 25 ‘ 15 “ ■th«-iimati*iii Rheumatic Pains. 25 “ 10 ** |< ever A Ague, Chill Fever, Ague, 50 “ >7 “ blind or bleeding. 50 “ 18 “ ttpllialmy, un*l sore or weak eyes, 50 “ 19 “ catarrh acute or cronie, Intiuenza,50 “20 “ W hooping i ougli,violent Coughs. 50 “21 “ A*. I h in a, Oppressed Breathing, 50 ‘ 22 “ Bar Oi*cbarge*,Impaired Hearing,50 “23 “ 8cr'fuln.onlargedulands,Swellings, 50 “24 “ tienrraI l»ebi!iiy,Physi alWeakness. 0 “ 25 “ Dropwy, nnd scanty Secretion^ 50 “ 26 “ .«ea<<ickiieN*, sickness from riding, 50 “27 “ Kirincy-DiNrnse. Gravel. 50 “ 28 “ iUrrvniiN Debility, Seminal Emi**iou*. Involuntary Dis . ^ charges 1 oo 29 “ Soic .Mouth, Canker, 50 “30 “ Urinary iVniknes*, wetting bed, 50 31 “ B'ainful <'eriudn, with Spasms, 50 “ 32 “ Matlei iugs at Chanqeof' L\fe. 1 00 “33 “ K pi trp*y.Spasms, St. Vitus i him e, 190 “34 “ Diphtheria,ulcerated Sore Throat, 50 FAMILY CASES Of 35 large vial*, morocco cake, contain in or a »pccific for every ordinary <li*en*e a family is Hub jeet to, and a book of direction*, 910,00 Smaller family and Traveling cases, w ish 20 to 28 vials.V..from $5 to $8 Sjiecitics lor all Private Di*cn«c», both for Curing and for Preventive treat ment, in vials and pocket cases,.. „.$ j to $5 8£ir“ These Remedies by the case or single Box are sent to any part of the Country, b\ mail or express, free or charge on receipt of the price. Address Humphrey’* Specific HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE COMP ¥ Office and Denot No 562 Broadway, New York. DR. HUMPHREY is consulted daily at his office, personally or by letter as above, lor all forms of dis eases. F. Swcctzor and Cro*mau A Co, Agouti*. dc6eodly THE BEST COOKING STOVE! IX THE WOULD, MAGEE’S ADVANCE. IT will draw and bake perfectly when every other r large oven stove would er.tirlv fail. The oven will heat iu less time and remain hot i longer than any other. It is the most convenient ! stove ever made. The oven is very large, well ventilated, and hakes perfectly even. It is provided with an additional not Air Fine at the bottom, which retains all the heat that in other stoves is thrown to the door and wasied, passing it into the oven to intensity and equalize the heat in the oven. II is a perfect GAS BURNER, usiug all the com bustion co itained iu the fuel It heating purposes, allow ing none to escape through the pipe and be waste i tin burned. Every stove is provided with a Warming Cloa «*t at the front which is a very useful and convenient arrangement. In Appearance it is Decidedly Deanlif ul! It is made of the best material, and fitted with all possible care. in tact there is no chimney with so poora drait but that this stove will work to pe- fectiou, as it c ontains within itself all the elements to crease a (halt. We cordially invite the citizens of Portland to call and examine this Stove, ami know that wo epcak truth. We hive one of these stoves in constant operation at our store. We are t'ie sole agents in Portland lor the JTftagec Go«»«1n, consisting of his celebrated Furnace & Cooking Range, Parlor. Office. Hall and Dining Hoorn II calc r«i. A large assortment of Stoves and everything for the Kitchen on hand. 8^*Job Work done at short notice. A. N. NOYES & SON, junel8ntt I 2 Exchange Wired. H REDDY, • M ERt 'H A NT TAI LOR, AND DEALER IN GENTS’ FURNISHING GOODS. No. 107 FEDERAL STREET. We have in store one oi the finest assortment of ENGLISH, GERMAN, FRENCH and DOMESTIC CLOTHS, CASS1M ERES, &e., that can be ibund »n Portland. These goods have been selected with great '.are and esnecially adapted to the fashionable trade. and at prices that cannot fail to please, and all go*wlr thoroughly shrunk and satisfaction guaranteed. A call is respectfully solicited. Thankful to Iriends or past patronage, hoping to merit a continuance o the same. jan'Mt/ M H- HKimY, Proprietor. «II.S,«ILS. TO MANUFACTURERS, MACHINISTS, and all those using or dealing in Oils, I ofler the annexed list at lhe Lowest Price*. L UBRICATING, BA ARAB FINE, ELAINE, SPINDLE, MACHINERY, SPERM, WHA LE, and LARD OILS. ALSO, Oil. SO A I’, a superior aud cheap artl cle lor woolen maiiutacturere* use. AUG. 1*. FULLER, 208 PORE ST. May 5-J&wHnios_ Hack tor !• ale. H1NQUIRE of Ij SC. BUNDLETT & CO., way30dll No 95 Federal Street. DAILY PRESS. PORl'LAND. __ Friday Morning Jnly 17, 1868. Presidential Election Tuesday, Erov. 3d. Uepubliean Nominations. for president. ULYSSES S. GRANT, OF ILLINOIS, FOR VICE-PRESIDENT, SCHUYLER COLFAX, OF INDIANA. For Klector* : at Lahc.k—GEORGE L. brad. S. P. STRICKLAND. 1st District—WILLIAM HOBSON, 2d District—AMOS NOUKSE. 3d District—DEN MS L. M1LLLKEN. For Heiirewumiave* iu C'ougrrMi 1st DISTRICT—JOIIIV LYNCH. 2d DISTftCT—«A vtlTEL P. MO KRILL. 3*1 DISTRICT-JAMU. BLAINE. State Election, Monday, September iith. FOR. GOVEKKOR, JOSHUA L. CHAMBERLAIN, OF BRUNSWICK. Cumberland County — AND — Second Senatorial Distri X 0 mention. The Union Republican Voters of Cumberland Ctlinty. are requested to send delegvtes to a Con vention to he he»d in Portion 1 at REPUBLIC IN HEADQUARTERS, I.ANCANTEK UAI.I, ThuiMday, (lie ttih day of Aagaat, IN68, At 10 o’clock in the forenoon for the purpose of nominating candidates f.»r COUNTY ATTORNEY, SHERIFF, COUNTY COMMISSIONER, COUNTY TREASURER, FOUR SENATORS. Also to elect a County Committee for the ensuiug jear. Each city and town will be entitled to send two del egates, and an additional delegate lor every seventy tive votes cast tor Gen. Chamberlain at the Guber natorial Election ot 1867. A fraction ol torty votes will be eutitled to an additional delegate, as follows: Baldwin 4 New Gloucester, 5 Bridgion, 7 North Yarmouth 4 Brunswick, 8 Otistield, 4 Cape Elizabeth, <; Portion-!, 29 Casco, 3 Pownal, 4 Cumberland, 4 Raymond, a Falmouth, 4 Scarborough, 3 Freeport, 6 Sebago, 3 Gorham, 6 Blandish, 5 Gray, 4 Westbrook, 9 Harps \v» II, 4 Windham, C Harrison, 4 Yarmouth, * 5 Naples 3 The County Committee will be iu sessiou at the Hall on the day o! the Convention at 9 o’clock A. M. The chairman ot the several Town Commit tee are requested to forward the names ot their delegates to the chairman ot ibe County Committee, as soon as they may be chosen. LEWI> B. SMITH, Portland, Chairman. E. It. STAPLES, Poitiand, Sec’y. E. U. STAR BIRD, Falmouth. S. A HOLBROOK. Freeport. DAVID vv. MERRILL, New Gloueea er. OHAS. HANNaFoRd, Caj e Elizabeth. M. D. L lANE, Stan lisli. Union Republican County Committee. Portland, July 14th, 18<i8. Ala»!-ka. The purchase of Alaska seems to have been at last achieved by the neccessary votes of the House of Representatives. We must drive home our elephant and make what pro vision we can lor his shelter and board. This new lot of ours is not saleable for house lots, nor need we be in a hurry to open a land of fice where settlers can rush to obtain the first choice of a homestead. Joshua Fullalove, always ready for a tradei buying Juan Fer nandez lor the bones of a Spanish great gal leon stranded upon it with its old ribs ci usted with corroded silver, dickering for St. Helena to sell again to Louis Napoleon, negotiating for earthquakes and yellow lever sites in the West Indies, has at last got stuck. This Rus sian iceberg is a cold scald. Nobody will take it otfhis hands. Joshua, the “tarnal critter,” has always had strange good luck with his trades. He bought Louisiana of Napoleou, and it turned out a splendid grain farm big enough to feed the world. He kind of bought and kind of stole Texas. It has bred a terrible set of scoun drels, cut throats and rebels, but the land is good and capable of feeding and enriching a civilized race if those barbarians can be ever suppressed and hanged. He bought Califor nia, Arizona and New Mexico, supposing he had got only an arid desert. They turned out toOpliir and Golconda in his lucky hands. It may turn out so now. Who knows him would risk something on Josh's luck. But our opinion is that he is sold; that lor this whistle he has given too much. It is not the $7,200,000 that goes to this purchase, though that is a costly outlay just now, when there are such urgent necessities for economizing—but it is the expensive sys tem in which the administering of this out lying and forbidding teiritory will involve us. There is a quarter part of a circle round the globe that we must furnish with light houses and along which we must extend the eternal coast survey. There are forts to be built, garrisons supplied and maintained.— We must have custom houses along all the coast, revenue cutters, the posse of detectives, and then whom can we trust? Would any man doom himself to a life in those horrid regions of darkness, togs and frosts, unless he could earn or ctcal a fortune in five years? For all this out lay what return shall we re ceive? What revenue will ever come back to replace the purchase and this enormous expenditure? Will we seize the wilu ani mals ol' those frigid wastes or the swarming fish of those misty seas and levy a royalty upon them so much a head to get back our money? Even if gold is found there, as doubtless it will be, will the government get one dollar’s revenue Irom it? No labor is less productive than the digging of gold, and it has been demonstrated that in California there is no margin of profit left which can bear a levy of even one per cent. Probably the digging of coal, the quarrying of granite and of ice is much more profitable thau gold raining. Then Alaska abounds in Indians to be thinned off and exterminated with powder and ball, with syphilis and whiskey, in the approved civilized methods, and as they are said to be intelligent, vigorous and warlike the process will be all the slower and more exhaustive to us. The determination arrived at by this House was doubtless controlled by the con sideration that the treaty being ratified, the government was pledged to pay the money promised. Very well let us not get iuvolved again in any such bargain. Some check ought to be imposed upon the treaty-mak ing power at least while Mr. Seward is Sec retary of State. No man in the country has the least confidence in his judgment.— If he ever had common sense, he lost it years ago. He seems determined 10 show the country, what a ridiculous mistake it would have made in making him President. As to the expenditure of money he is utterly reck less, as to public opinion he is defiant, llis only thought seems lo be to astonish the country with some new fatuity that shall make the last seem even prudent. He fol lowed up the purchase of Alsaka with the purchase of St. Thomas for about the same price, and it was gravely staled in debate in Congress the other day, that he was actually I bargaining for Greenland and Iceland, and his clngueurs and tools have begun already to tickle the public ears about the salubrity of those Arctic islands. It will bring our country into ridicule the #orld over if you suffer the national acquisitiveness for terri tory to be playeif upon by this old diplomatic monkey, who seems only to sport with the mischief he makes. We cannot afford to accomplish manifest destiny at such rate. Here is a little sum: It thirty miles width of sea coast run ning through the arctic zone is worth $7,200, 000, what is ail British North America worth ; It little St. Thomas, halt shaken into the sea by an earthquake, while the trade is making, is worth $7,500,000 what are Cuba and the rest of the West Indies worth? This scheme of buying a continent must be put out of tbe popular thought Let us buy where there Is an equivalent, that is where we buy soil that we can sell again, as with Louisiana, or that has minus as with Arizo na, or fisheries, as with Newfoundland, or revenues as with Cuba. But where all we acquire by a treaty is sovereignty, responsi bility, government nothing should be paid. The pay should be the other way. Should we acquire Canada, let us pay just what her public lands are worth to a govern ment intending to hold, donate or sell them, but not one cent for the sovereignty over lands held in fee by individuals. If New Brunswick, Upper Canada, St. Domingo and Mexico desire to be embodied in ;he Great Rppnhlip, desire a Stats government, under which these people shall acquire prosperity and wealth, they ought to pay for the privi lege. It cost treasure and blood to build these noble institutions; let those who would step iu and enjoy them, contribute towards their establishment as well as main tenance. Let us have American citizenship deemed at least as valuable as Roman citi zenship, which so noble an alien as Paul boasted that he had only obtained “lor a great price.” ••• V«i*ietle*s. —There will be another concession of prices for dispatches over the Atlantic cable after the 1st of September. The rate will then be $12.50 ill gold for ten words between any part of Great Britain and New England and New York. —The New Orleans Commercial Bulletin says that the Southern planters, “profiting by free labor, have now discovered that more money eau be made out of a freedman’s labor than lrom that of a slave.” —The “White Fawn” peaceably expired at Niblo's Garden on Saturday evening. It bas been played 180 times. —Ex Governor Buckingham, of Norwich, Ct., the Senator elect, has entirely recovered from his recent severe illuess. -An exchange hints that Mr. Hole-in-the Day, the Indian Chief, who was recently as sassinated on the Plains, was an adveuturous Irishman named O’Halliduy, and that he changed it with a view of putting on airs among the Indians. —On the day before the battle of Sadowa, half a dozen Prussian generals rode to the Prussian outposts, iu order to reconnoitre the Austrian position. Moltke was there, and so was Bismarck “Have you a cigar for me, count?” said Moltke to Bismarck. Bismarck drew his cigar case from his pocket, opened it, and handed it to the old geueral. There were six cigars in the case. Moltke looked at them very closely and finally picked out one of them. “The devil may catch me, Moltke," ex claimed Count Bismarck, “it yon are not go iug to beat old Benedek. There was but one good cigar iu the case, and you picked it out." —Philadelphia claims the site of the next World’s Fair, proposed to be held in this coun try on the centennial anniversary of our na tional independence, just eight years hence. —The French, or metric, system oi weights and measures ol' length, surface, aud volume, has been adopted by the North German Un ion, and proclamation has been made to that effect. The measure was strenuously resisted on various pretexts, hut went quickly through. Dr. Lieber, in au enthusiastic announcement of the fact, anticipates the time, not now far distant, when our whole “cis-Caucasian race shall have one coin, measure, weight, ther mometer, aud one longitude, as it has already one alphabet, oue music, one education high and low, one dress, oue era, one numeration, oue law of nations, one division of time, oue domestic economy, and the same financial concepts, so that the interuatioualization of our race may be thorough, without, however, the wipiug out of the distinct nationalities.” —Omaha and Douglas counties of Nebraska have voted $200,000 to aid the bridging of the Missouri river at Omaha. —It is understood that Hon. W. P. Howland will shortly be sworn in as Lieuteuant-Gov ernor of Ontario; also that Sir Frauds Hincks will succeed Lord Monck as Governor-General of Canada. —The Boston Traveller says that the eldest son of oue ot our wealthiest manufacturers, whose father has one of the most splendid res idences in Boston, has gone into one of the factories at Lawrence, as au operator, falling right iuto line and doing duty aud working as hard as any of them, to obtain a perfect prac tical knowledge of the business in all its parts. This youug man, it health and life is spared, is likely to make a merchant of the right stamp, as his habits and character are both good. —Alfred Lee, the wealthy colored man who lately died at Georgetown, D. C., was a halt brother of Gen. Robert E. Lee, the leader of the rebel armies, and president of Washing ton (Va.) college. —Bier-tadt, the American artist, has been well received in England. He has but recent ly finished a view of the eruption of Vesuvi us, painted on the spot during one of the out breaks of the mountain, which is among his most effective and splendid efforts. —A Paris letter tells this story: “Ou the oc casion of a visit paid by Alexandre Dumas to the office of the Figaro last week, that illus trious writer was seized by the staff of the pa per aud locked up with pens, ink and paper, in order that an article might be extracted from him, as the condition of his release. At the expiration of an hour Dumas handed to the editor five articles and was immediately set at liberty. —An introduction into the street-watering vessels of a suitable proportion of chloride of calicum and chloride of sodium (common ta ble salt) will so affect the water as to increase its utility. Three sprinklings a day are often times necessary to keep dust allayed with or dinary water, while with water medicated as above, one Hpnnkling will prove effective for two or three days. —VV alt \\ lntuiau is handled without gloves by the Loudon Saturday Review. Listen. “In his fury he breaks out into a mere perspiration of words, aud strings substantives together for pages on a stretch, the result being a some thing which is as much like poetry as an auc tioneer’s catalogue. His conventionality is that of the inau who considers clothes conven tional and goes about without them.” Served him right. —Two clergymen, Rev. W. R. Alger, of Bos tou.aud Rev. Mr. Taylor, of Rouse Point, N Y., are reported to be at work independently ot each other on a History of the Devil. It is a matter of interest to their prospective read ers to know whether these gentlemen have better sources of information in regard to his satanic majesty than others. —The liouud Table calls Dr. Tyng, the younger, "that ecclesiastical demagogue,” which is perfectly consistent with the well kuowu monarchical theories of that journal. —When the late collision took place on the Sound, a so-called gentleman on board the City of Boston Listened a life-preserver about his vigorous tranie, and silenced his wife, who was crying for one, with the words, “Don’t make such a fuss about it. Perhaps you will get one before long.” Another stalwart fellow took a life-preserver from a young lady aud buckled it on himself. There was no such dis gusting cowardice among the women. —A New Yorker in conversation the other day, remarked that there was actually danger of his literally starving to death. “Why, is not your credit good at the butcher’s?” asked his friend. “It’s not thar,” was the reply; “the fact is, I have no appetite for breakfast, I nev er have time to go home to dinner, and when I go home to tea, I am generally too drunk to eat.” —The Democratic platform of 1864 declared tie war a failure. The Democratic platform Of 1868 proposes to renew the war, fight it over again, and allow the rebels to win a vic tory.