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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS.
Established June 23,1862. Vol. 7. PORTLAND, MONDAY MORNING, JULYr 20, 1868 Terms $8.00 per annum^aJeance. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published every day, (Sunday excepted,) at No. 1 Printers' Exchange, Exchange Street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, Proprietor. Terms:—Eight Dollars a year in advance. HT Single copies 4 cents. THE MAINE ST4TK PRESS, is published at the same place every Thursday morning at $2.50 a vear; t paid in advance $2.00 a year. Rates of Advertising.—One inch oi space, tn length oi column, constitutes a “square.” $1.50 per square daily first week. 75 cents per week after; three insertions, or less, $1.00; continu ng every other day after first week, 50 cents. Hall square, three insertions or less, 75 cents: one week, $1 00; 50 cents per week alter. Unde* head of “Amusements,” $2.00 per square per week; three iuserti ns or less, $1.50. Special Notices, $1.25 per square tor the first insertion, 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 per square lor first insertion and 50 cents per square lor each substquent inser tieu. BUSINESS CARUK. OOMsTOJ EMERSON & 00., MANUFACTURERS OF ENVELOPES! DEALERS IN Fine Writing: Papers, &c., &c., And Agents lor UNION INK CO. N». 39 Water Ninel, Boalou. Factory 114 Sndbnry Street, lulytieodlm B. B. Al.DKIY, Special Agent. CHARLES E. T. SHA W, 'The oldest and only well known) BILL. POSTER, Corner Congress and Market Sts., PORTLAND, ME , Controls all the best Boards in Portland and vicin ty, and is always ready to Bill the Town. Programmes, Circulars, etc., faithfully uistributed. Orders left at this office, or at the office oi the Daily Press, 109 Exchange st, or Eastern Argus 113 Ex change st, will lereive prompt attention. Baggage rucked to and tromthe Depots. Ushers and door tenders provided when desired. June6-dtf Bonnell & Pelham,. ENGINEER’S AND ARCHITECTS. To Parties about to Build. Plans, Specifications and Estimates made, and Buildings Superintended by OfcO. B. PELHAM, Architect. Office Canal National Bunk Building, Middle st. Portland, April 20, 1868. dtl' "WOODMAN, TRUE 4 CO, Importers and Dealers in Dry Goods, Woolens, And Small 'Wares, Corner of Middle and Pearl Streets, PORTLAND. BP~Agents <orMaine for the Washington Manu facturing Go’s Cloth Button Hole Paper Collars and Cuffs. Also Agents for Singers* Sewing Machines, and Sanborn's Patent Steam Fire Proof Sates. April 4th-d4m PACE, RICHARDSON & Co., Bankers and Merchants, 114 Italc Street, Boston. EXCHANGE on LONDON and PARIS. TRAVELERS’ CREDITS issued on Lon don and Paris, available in all parts ot Europe. LOANS OF STERLING made to mer chants a pon favorable terms. DEPOSITS of GOLD and CURRENCY received, subject to draft at sight, and interest i 'towed. ®VANCES made on Consignments to Liver l*ool and London. Ieb2jd6m FULLER, DANA & FITzT IMPORTERS OF IRON, STEEL, TIN PLATES, SHEET IRON, AND METALS ! HO North St., Boston, OFFER FOR SALE Best Refined Bar Iron, Tin Plates, Hoops, Bands and Scrolls, Terne Plates for Roofing, Plate, Angle and T Iron, Eng. and American Sheet Rivet Iron, Swarf Iron, Iron, Bolt Iron, Spike Iron, Russia and R G Sheet Iron Ship and Railroad Spikes, Imitation and French Pol Oval and hall round Inn, ished She t Iron, Shoe Shapes, Hors* Nails, Galvanized Sheet Iron, Norway a^d Swedes Iron Sheet Copper and Zinc, and Shapes, Banca, Straits & Eng Tin. .Norway Nail Rods, Copper Bottoms and Brass Steel ol every description, Kettles, Tinmen's turnisli’g goods, Iron Wire, &c., &c. Also agents for the sale ot Naylor di Co. s Cast Steel, Muntz’s Yellow Metal Sheathing, February 18. d6m W. T. BROWN & CO,* ~ General Commission Merchants, No. 90 l-i Commercial Street, (Thomas Block,) Willard T. Brown, 1 _ Walter H. Brown, J Portland. Sole Wholesale Agents for the Boston Match Co. lor Maine. By permission reier to Dana & Ce., J. W. Perkins & Co., Josiah H. Drummond, Burgess, Fobes & Co. june26dtt DEERING, M1IXIKEN & CO., — JOBBERS OE - DRY GOODS, AND - WOOLENS, Have this day removed to the new and spacious store erected for them <58 and 60 Middle St., Od the Old Site occupied by them previous to the great fire. Portland, March 16. tf MRS. M. A. BOSWORTH, Fashionable Millinery -AND Dress making, No. 163 middle Street, Portland, me. March 9,1868.' dtt JOHN E. DOW, Jr., Counsellor and Attorney at Lav, And Solicitor in Bankruptcy, JAUNCEk COURT, *3 Wall Street, ... New York City. ar'Oommissiouer for Maine and Massachusetts. Jan. 29 dtt W. H. JPHUXLPS, CARPENTER, BUILDER, And ^,htp Joiner. “!a0r,,a'lJ. Jig Sawing done with despatch. Moilldlap ol all J^iiids, Doors, Sash and Blinds made jr turn ished to order. 33S CoiD uercial tit , (fool of Park Hi.,) _ Pobtdand, Maine, au29dtl C. J. SCHUMACHER, FRESCO PAINTER. )H< e at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. G. Schlotter beck & Co., F oogreat* Si, Portland, Ifle, ■Rl2«tt One door altove Brown. A. N. NOYES & SON, Mauu’v.turerB and dealers in UtoQGS, hanges <£ furnaces, Can no tound in their (IBW WIII-BWU ua h nK *»., (Opposite the Market, i Where they will be pleased to see all their former •astomers and recelre orders as usual. augl7dtf n Coffins, Caskets, Desks, Show Cases and O/JIce Furniture, Of Every Description, Made trorn the best material and by EXPERIENCED WORKMEN, at O. H. BLAKE’S, septl8dt< No. 10 Cross St.y Portland, Me. Wo. 31 Free Street. Upholstering, Furniture, Repairing, PACKING AND SHIPPING FURNITURE, Varnishing and Polishing dour at abort notice, by JT. V. FREEMAN. Mar 21-dll J. G. LOVE JOY, Wholesale Commission Dealer in Lime, Cement and Plaster, BB Commercial PORTLAND, * MAINE May 2-dtf_ MAINK W. H. PENNEUf, & CO., Cas and Steam Fitters ! Wo. 41 Union fttr e«t, Portland. Wa£t Vna868 tted nil11 Pipes lor Gas, steam or w£Vlr.’.r\a worko»‘inUke manner, and satisfaction warranted. ____mayl dtt 83EEIDAN & GRIFFITHS, PLASTERERS, PLAIN AN D ORNAMENTAL STUCCO & HF.ASTIC WORKERS, NO. 6 SOUTH SJ \t . . PORTLAND, ME. a<’t *ht‘on paid to ail kindsof .Jobbtm *ur llue' apr22dtt BUSINESS CARDS. D. M. THOMPSON & CO., Manulacturers and Dealers in Alarm Locks & Money Draws. Also Rliines’Patent Mop Wringersand Pail. Agents wanted. CROSS ST., PORTLAND; ME. J S Freeman, Thompson & Edgerton. ET Harmon. July 14. d3w Dr. William Warren Greene, COJCGRESH SQUARE, j d^First House (ou the left) abore High Street. Office Hours 9 A. M. and2 P. M. July 16-dlmo&w2mo JOSEPH CURRIER, BELL HANGER, l\o. Ilia Congrom st., Manufacturer aud Proprietor of Currier’s Patent Bell lor Holds, Where one Bell is made to answer for any number ot rooms. Also Speaking Tubes! Door Bells, Gong Be Is, Dining K- oui Bells to ring with the toot, and Bells tubed back of pi: storing. Agent for Taylor’s Patent < rank Door Kell, Where no wires are used. Houses, Hotels and Steamboats fitted at short notice. Specimens ot my work can be seen in some of prim ipal Hotels in Maine, New Haiunshire, and Vermont. June 3 ecx*2r. ** WETS, Seines, Weirs, and Netting OF EVERT DESCRIPTION Furnished aud Fitted Complete in the best manner. Mackerel, Pohagen, Heirring and Blue Fish Gill Netting. Colton Net, Heine and Patent Twine, SEA ISLAND COTTON, FLAX, AND LINEN G1LLING TWINE. Seine Rope,Cork Buoys, Leads, &c, Constantly on band and manufictured to order at Lowtti Prices, by H. & G. IF. LORD, 8» Commercial 8lreei, BOSTON. ty Agent* tor Beman’s Patent Seine Rings. May 28-dGmoH I Can, Will and Do SelT Goods From 50c to $3.00 Less ON an article than any other concern in the citv. A large and well assorted stock 01 J Fancy and Useful Articles Constantly on band. CROQUET SETS from #5 to 914. Chromo Lithographs, Fans, &c. J. M. THOMPSON, No. 09 Exchange Street. HTNext door to Harris* Hat Store, known a.s One Dollar Store. jel8-dtf NATHAN GOOLD, Merchant Tailor, IS o. 137 Middle Street (UP STAIRS,) Having just returned from Market witli a First Class Stock of Cloths I — foe — Men's and Boys' Wear l is ready to make tbeni into Garments of all kinds, in tbe BEST STYLE I \ - AND - At the Lowest Prices. All Garments Warranted. UP CUTTING for others to make done at short notice. ALL OLD CUSTOMERS ami everybody else are invited to call and see for themselves. NATHAN GOOLD. April 1, 1668. dtt OILS, OILS. TO MANUFACTURERS. MACHINISTS, and all those using or dculing in Oils, 1 offer the annexed list at the Lowest Prices. L UBRICATING, PA dRAFFINE, ELAINE, SPINDLE, MACHINERY, SPERM, WHALE, and LARD OILS. ALSO, OIL SOAP, a superior and cheap arti cle lor woolen manuiacturers’ use. AUG. P. FULLER, 208 FORE ST. May 5-d&w3mos F O U N I> AT OCR OLD STAND, Cor. Exchange and Federal Streets, And selling at prices tliat defy competition all kinds ot FURNITURE ! Together with PAPER HANGINGS, WINDOW SHADES, And Fixtures, as well as CARPETINGS, And all Kinds of Crockery, Glass, Tin and Wooden Ware, Parlor and Chamber Sets, LOUNGES, &o. In short, House Furnishing Goods of every descrip tion. Satisfaction guaranteed. “Live and Help Live” is our motto. ADAMS A TA It BOX. fcy Cash and the highest prices paid tor 2nd-liand Furniture. aprlSeodtf % 0 pf Not ice. 0 © BABNUM IS in the field again, and would announce to his old triends and i tie public generally, that he has bought out the old SaloGn Under Lancaster Hall, market square, w hich lie has renovated throughout, and ftimlshed for a first class Restaurant and Ice Cream Saloon! where he hopes that his old friends will drop “ in ’ ami help him “ out.’’ He is also prepared to serve Wedding Parties and ramilits with every variety in the way of Cake, Confectionery, Fruit, Ice Cream, &c„ &e. The above place will he open on MONDAY next, Mp.rch 23d, 1868. The subscriber is happy to announce that he lias secured the services of Mr. BENJAMIN BAR NETT, the well known French Cook, who lias for so many years officiated at most of the Public Par ties, Dinners, &c., in this city and vicinity. IMA AC IIA KN I'M. March 21. dtf ___ FOB _SALE ! One Second-Hand Engine Lathe 18 fee! long, swing 27 inches. Also one New Drill Lathe. Enquire of KNOWLTON BROS., juue 30dtf Saccarappa Mrs. Belcher’s Cure, For Female Weaknen. This remedy made irom an Indian recipe, is en tirely vegetable and cures without supporters. Cir culars or further information sent on receipt of stamp by addressing the manufacturer, Mrs. Linus Belcli rr. Randolph, Ma«s. Wholesale Agents George C. Goodwin & (Jo, Boston, Mass; Demas Barnes & Co., 21 Park How, N Y. H. II. Hay, Poriland, General Agent for Maine. For sale hv druggists every where. June 20-d3m MISCELLANEOUS. L. &. TWOMBLY’S I1KE) INSURANCE AGENCY! All Kinds of fire Insurace at Fair Rates. Corn Exchange Ins. Coiup’y N. Y.9 Capital and Surplus, $555,025.00. Monumental Fire Insurance Co. Baltimore, Capital and Surplus, $230,950.77. Policies Issued and Losses Paid at this Office, Thanking the Public for their very liberal patronage the past year, would respectfully solicit a continuance of their favors. OFFICE 30 EXCHANGE ST., PORTLAND, ME. July 10-eo<13m EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY No. 92 Broadway, New York. Annual Income, $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 RUTTCJAEa—All Profits annually divided among Policy-Holders, and paid in one year trom date of Policy. Fve modes of applying Dividends: 1* Permaueut Yncr*ni>eaf Policy. 3. Pcrui Client *1 eduction of Premium. £• Term lucremr of Policy* 4. Term Reduction of Premium. 3* Limitation of number of Preuiiums to be receired. THESE PRIVILEGES ARE GRANTED BY NO OTHER COVE’Y. The Rank of “THE EQUITAALE” among all Amciican Companies, as to New Business done since its organization, stands as follows: In I860 it was the Ninih. In 1862 and 1863 the Seventh. In 18o6 the Fourth. In 1861 the Eighth. In 1864 and 1805 the Sixth. In 1867, (fiscal j ear) the Second. The ratio of the EQUITABLK*S total outgo lor Deailis and Expenses, to Cash Premium received for the last five years, is less than that of any other Company tor the same period. WILLAM C. ALEXANDER. President. HENRY B. HYDE, Vice-President. GEORGE W. PHILLIPS, Actuary. JAMES W. ALEXANDER, Secretary P. JOHNSON, Agent. Portland Ofllce in First National Bank Building, Entrance on Plum St. i^F Active Agent, wishing to wohk lor the EQUITABLE may atiply to J. K IS II AD Hi; It V. General Agent. Waterville. ' " ,junel9tltf Dividend being Paid in 1868—100 per cent. MUTUALBENEFIT Life Insurance Company! , Newark, TV- .1. Organized, 1843. - - - Charter Perpetual. Assets Over $15,000,000. Annual Income over $0,000,000. Annual Dividends 50 per ct. in Three Years. Dividends Declared to Members, over $7,000,000. This Company is STRICTLI M TJTUA L,—It has no “Leech-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. B3r*Every desirable or advantageous feature, new or old, has either been introduced or adopted by this 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 Annual Dividends. It never hazards principal tor interests, and has never lost a dollar from in vestinen ts. It expenses ot management have been for a series ot years lower, while its ratio of surplus has been and stiff is, proportionality larger, than any oilier company; from which it necessarily and mathematically follows s 1 st—Tliat this Company having the largest ratio of surplus affords The Greatest Safety and Security to its Members. 2d—That as it consumes the least of its income in running expenses. IT HAS THE MOST LEFT EOlt ITS MEMJiEllS. and is therefore The Cheapest Company to Insure in! To every man who invests his money in Life Insurance—be it much or little—these considerations are of paramount and vital importance, and nowhere else but 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 lompanies of this Country, are invited to call at my Office, where access to all the De ports of the Insurance Commissioners, and every possible facility for ob taining such information as will stand the lest of coming years will be cheerfully and freely furnished. Office 72 Exchange Street, Bovd's Block. WARREN SPARROW, STATE AGENT For Maine, New Hampshire and New Brunswick. April 30-dtf - NEW STOCK - OF - G A St FIXTURES Jam Received Direct from the Manufac turer*, ami for sale by L . 8 . BROWN, Jose’s New Block, Federal, corner Temple Street. June 2-dtf Seed Barley. 700 Bushels Two Rowed Seed Barley5 FOR SALE BY KENDALL & WHITNEY. Portland, May 30-d2mis The Cooking Miracle of the Age ZIMMERMAN’S Steam Cooking Apparatus. Cheap, Simple, Economical! A DINNER COOKED for twenty persons over ONE hole of the Stove. Can be put on any Stove or Range ready for instant use. Water chanted to a delicious Soup by distillation. Leaves the entire house free irotu offensive odors in cooking. Its results astonish all who try it. 8C^~*Send for a Circular. l*or *nlc, as also Town and County RiuliiH in the State, by JOHN COUSENS, jan 3-dtf Kennebunk. Me. Hot Tea Rolls And Uiscuit. ON and alter June 8, 18G8, I shall continue to inanu'acture 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 l FLOUR I I HAVE now on hand a good assortment ot the best brands of Illinois, St. Louis and California Flour, by the barrrel or tack, which I am telling LOW for € xiNh, delivered free of charge in any part, ol the cdy. «. W H. BROOK July 9-dlmo CLOTH I N O Cleansed and Repaired BY WILLIAM BROWN, formerly at 91 Federal street, is now located at his new store No (14 Fed eral st, a lew doors below Lime street, will attend to liis usual business ot Cleansing and Repairing Clothing ot all kinds with his usual promptness. Mr-Second-hand Clothing for sale at fair prices. Jan 8—eodtf Oread Collegiate Institute for Young ladies! WORCESTER, MASS. FALL Term begins September 10, 1868. Send for Catalogue. H. R. GREEN, Principal. July 2-d3iu PATTEN’S Improved Self- Ventilating Upright and Chest REFRIGERATORS ! The be*t and cheapest in use; are lined with *«mc in such manner that it is impossible for the the wood to absorb nioimuic; are ho con structed as to give a tree circulation of air through the provision chamber, keeping it sweet and pu!c and preventing offensive odors *rom the articles it may contain. The Result of 20 years Experience. PROVIDED WITH Ice Mallet, Ice Backs, and Mov able Slides. IVill Rive Perfect Satisfaction. Manufactured by KR.tlVX & BARTEACX, , No 305 Commercial st. Portland. [^Salesroom 174 bore st, undo Exchange st. «June30-tt Horse for Sale* A good Gentleman’s driving Horse. Swell years old tins spring, and can road pHf'A. twelve miles an hour. Mauds 14 hands i . high; weighs about nine hundred and til tv. Color, Sorrel. A very lundsuine and proud driver. Enquire oi J. W. McDUFFEE Cor. Union and Middle St, Portland. May -fit* A Cure for Drunkenness! CAL PKDIAM ! Morton's Great English Remedy IS tlic greatest cure tor the love oi strong drink ever discovered; do not neglect this awjul dis euse,you can give it to vur ftieuds secretly if you wish. Price *1.00 [.er bottle. Sent to any address with full directions. J. flic BOS WORT If, Gcn'l Agent, 93 Hanover st, Boston, Mass , and 1*0 Ilace st, Cin cinnati, Ohio. For sale by Geo C Goodwin & Co. M. S. Burr & Co, Carter & Wiley, and J< lin A. Burleigh, Boston, Mass . and VV. F.‘PHI! LIPS & CO., Portland, Me June J3- 'lh. S, Tu lmo FaifloISy Flour, Corn, Feed, Ace. N. G.“€EAII, Oirer. for .ale ni No. 130 Commercial HI, Family Flour. 1 elloiv and Mixed Corn. Meal, Cracked Corn, „ Feed, Salt, Bags, &c. May 18-dtt_ " ’ EATON Family & Day School, Niorridgewock, Maine. (Established 1856.) PUPILS are received into (he family of the Prin cipals where they enjoy the privileges ol a pleas ant home. They have the special attention of the teachers who at all times gives them the aid and direct ion necessary to a rapid advancement in their studies, and exer cise such care and guardianship as they need. For particulars address BATON BROTHERS. April 4-eodtf boakd a*d Boons. Bodging Rooms to Bet. F1UK large well ftirnlslud looms, in one of the pleasantest Houses on Cumberland st, only one minutes walk trom the City Building. For nirticu lars inquire at VARNEY* BAXTER’S, Jylodlw Ko2 Woodman’s Block, Middle st. To Let. ONE-HALF of a new house No 3 Wilmot street, opposite the park, to a small family. Enquire at 203 Congress st, or of L. T AYLOR, 117 Como ercial street. Rent 325 per month. jyl8d3fS,M,&W* Board. PERSONS looking after good board and pleasant rooms, should apply at 18 Brown st. Price of Board per week 5.0o and 5.50. julylftdlw* Hoard \\I 1^'H, a suit of nice rooms ou first floor, to be hnu at No. 50 Spring Street, between High ami Park Streets. jy7dtt -Boarders Wanted. A GENTLEMAN an 1 wife, or t\v«* gentlemen can be accommodated with board at 27 Wilmot St. References exchanged. june30dlw*theu tl To Let. SEVERAL PLEASANT ROOMS TO LET, with kj board, at No. 3N Mime street. June 29, 1808. dtl Hoarding. A 1-ARGR and plea-ant Front Room to let, witU board, at 56 Free st. jet ttf Boarders Wanted. A PLEASANT suit of rooms and single room suit ali.e lor families or Gent and wile at No. 37 a 'g'1 -st-___may 21-dtt Tar^, ,B«arders Wanted. O LET, with board, suits and single rooms, fur nished and unfurnished, at 5G F ee Street. May 18. dtt [Argus and Mirror copy. Board A ND good rooms can be obtained for gentlemen and their wives or siugle gentlemen, at No 57 Daniorth street. marJGdtt _TO I>ET. Brick Houte to Let! AT Morrill's Corner, containing nine ro 'ms, plen ty water. Good stable and garden snot. Apply to C. E. Morrill, on the premises, or to . W. H. JERRfS, jyl5d3w Real Estate Agent. Portland. To Let. CHAMBERS In Building on Market st, opposite the Post Office, suitable lor paint shop or other purposes. Apply to ISAAC OTIS No 12 Portland ^___jyHdtf TO LETM STORE on Exchange street recently occupied by J J. Boyd, together with shop in the rear. Apply to J. W, SYMONDS, Canal Bank Building. July 3d—dtt ® To •.<"—!« Business Poomi FFINELY situated, near Congress Square, and con venient tor a Dress Maker, Milliner or Dentist.— Rent $150 per year. Apply :>t 1 Paris st. J. S. CUSHMAN, july 8-dti For Lease. SI ORE No. 1 Long Wharf, at present occupied by Messrs. Chase. Hall & Co.; a most eligible loca tion for the Corn ami Fleur business. jv3T,T&Stl__D. T. CHASE. The Country and the Sea Side TO BE" LET 1 T^OUR ROOMS, suilabie for a small family who de r sire to reside m the country the present seas-n, and enjoy the pleasures of the best watering pince m Ne v England, in a fine new two story house, com • a ®°agniflcenb view of the ocean, one mile ir«.m Old Orchard Beach. Saco, on the road from ■i1! i n<* "»*ecl to the Beach. If desired a tilth room will he rented Stoves, cooking utenrils, and other useful arc! necessary articles of turniture will be to fi nished if wanted. Eor turther particulars enquire oi the proprietor. CYRUS MEANS, n the promises, or O. O. Newhall, at Brown Thurston’s, Primers* Ex change, Exchange Street, Portland. June 23, 1868 dtt TO Let. A STORE to let No. 23fi Congress Street, near the City Hull. Also Picture Rooms to Let. fuiieodti_ J. T. HAMMETT. To Let. ONE 3 story brick Store. No. 50 Union St. Also 2 and 3 stories Hopkins’ Block 14:* 1-2 Middle St. Apply to ST. JOHN SM ITli. May 21-dtt To Let. A FRONT OFFICE in McCarthy’s Block, over Storo No. 181 Fore Street, recently occupied bv W. J. McDonald. Enquire of chaules McCarthy, *pff5dt* So. 99 Middle street. • For Sale or to Let. THE lirst-class, three-story brick house,with free stone trimming*, number 35 High street. For particulars inquire al No 30 Exchange street, Spanish Consulate’s, between 10 A. JVi. and 3P. M. April 21-dtt* J. & C. J. BAB BO Ull, No. 8 Exchange st. Have for retail a LARGE STOCK of Boots, Shoes and Rubbers. For Men’s, Women’,, MNses, Boy’s and Children's wear. Rubber Goods, Belting, Packing, llo«e,1'Iotliiiig,Spring*, UltttM. Spittoon*, Tubing, ru-nhious, filoves, with a variety ofother liubbi r CwoodN. By White Rubber Cloth for family purpose-. HEAVY RUBBER APRONS FOR CURRIERS AND BRI K-MAKERS. 5g§f‘“Orders received tbr all descriptions of Rubber Goods, and promptly executed OAK LEATHER BELTS. Hoyt’s Premium Oak Leather Belts- the most per fect article in the market. Page’s Palent Lace Leather. Black’s Belt Studs. S it-Lubricating Steam Engine Packing, <S:c, &c. May 2 eod3m COAL, COAL ! Agents for Johns Coal, THE undersigned having been appointed A gen s for the sale ot the above Coal, would say to the citizens of Portland Before you lay iu your Winter’* 1'oal, be sure and Try the John* C oal. This celebrated Coal has for years stood the high est lor domestic use of any White Asli Coal mined. In preparation and quality it has always been kept up to the standard. It the Johns Coal suit* once, it will alwavs suit; because there is no mixture This we cLiin as a particular advantage over other coals. Consumers by ouving the Johns Coal will avoid the continued trouble ami annoyance of getting every other year bad slaty coal. Every one has had this trouble. Johns Coal we will warrant to suit in every case. We give a few reasons why the Johu* 1'oal i* the BUST, First—It is the Purest White Ash Coal mined. Second—It is the most Economical and gives the best hear. Third—It will not clinker, and for durability and strength it is unsurpassed. Fourth—It alwaj s couics 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. S^^For Furnaces and Parlor Stoves we shall kee the Haileigh, Hazelton and Sugar-Loaf Lehigh. Also on hand Hard and Soft Wood. Randall, McAllister & Co., 60 Commercial St. June‘27-dti Franklin Coal! i'KOill LIKENS VALLEY. BEING so much “Poor Coal ” in the market, the undersigned would beg Jeave\© call the a'ten don of the citizens ot Portland tithe above named Coal. It is free from impurities, and when used with rea sonabie care burns entirely to ashes, which are of the deepest red of any Coal r nown An equal quantity ignited will yield at least one tinrd more heat, than any oilier coal. It is more quickly ignited than any other anthracite (thus sav ing expeime in kindlings); while after ignition, with a proper reduction ot draft it will outlast all other coal, and remain longer on tire. A much less quantity of this coal can be kindled and will retain its tire, than can be possibly used ot white ash, this tact will result in large savings In spring and tall, and at such times as require only a moderate degree of heat. In sho*t, it is the most economical coal known, and needs but a trial to give it the preference over all others. We would also call your attention to our other su perior Coals, such as Lehigh. Johan, Griflcom, and other White ami Red Ash Coals suitable for /'Mrnaccs, Parlor Stoves, Ranges, fc. Alan on hand ,AHf >and SOFT WOOD, all 01 which will be sold at the lowest prices for cash. EVAN* & O KEENE, 283 Commercial Street, head Smith’s Whart. Portland. June 29, 18G8. dtf. o. 31 Free Street. Lpliolsteriug, Furniture, Repairing, PACKING AND SHIPPING FURNITURE, ' xrniiihiug nutl Polifthing done at Mhori notice, by VI W. P. FREEMAN. Mar 21-dtf Advances made on Goods to the Island ot Cuba. Messra.OHUROHLL, BROWNS & MANSON Are prepared to make liberal advances on all kinds ot Lumber, Cooperage and Provisions, to any oi the Ports ot the Island, am! their connections with the first class Houses ol the Island, make this a desira ble inode toi parties wishing to ship Goods to that market, Portland, 16 Dee 1867, dc16tf PAULOK SUITS, Loungex, *prang - Beds and Bedding, Manufactured to order at short notice. _ No. :il Free *trecl. 21-dti For Sale, LETTER A Singer Sewing Machine. Inquire at 131 Pearl st. jyl8dtf WANTED Wanted. DU. ELLIOT would like a lew pupils in French. Icrius mrderate. Heferanees, Pr f. Boris, Har vard Coliesre; Prof VV. R Shipman, Tults College.— Apply ut 21 Brown Street. jylCdlw* Wanted ot Farmers! PURE. THICK AND SWEET CREAM, at No. 131 Pearl Street jvUrtlw rp«'« coon cooks wt.vrio at once. 1 Two good women to <lo Meat and Pastry Cock ing ; two Laundresses, and two Kitchen Girls, for the Old Orchard House, Saco Beach. Wages good. Ap p'y to a. j. cox & co., jyl4dlw 351J Congress Street, Portland. Boarders Wanted AT. . J<dmson*s New Boarding House on Hamp shire Street, se > ml door from Middle, and with in live minute* walk fr. m the Post Office, Grand Trunk Depot, Boston and Halifax Si earners. Isa new house,built, and lined up expressly for a iirst class Bearding House, with an office tor Gentlemen, Ladies’ Parlor, and large Dining liall. A few more gentlemeu boarders cm be accommodated. Terms reasonable. Apply to J. M. JOHNSON, julyl4-dlw Hampshire Street. Wanted! FOR a gentleman and wife. Any one having a small tenement of 4 or 5 rooms' pleasantly lo cated, 5 or 8 minutes walk to new Post Office, can find a desiable occupant by applying at this office. July 14-dlw•_ Agents Wanted! L'OR National Campaign Goods.—8x10 Steel En F gravings of Grant and Colfax, with or with out frames One agent look 6C orders in one day. Also National Campaign Biographies of both, $5 cents. Pius, Badges, Medals and Photos tor Demo crats anil Republicans. Agents make 100 per cent. Sample packages sent post paid for *1. Send at once and get tae start. Address GOODS PEEL & CO., 37 Park Row, N. Y., or Chicago, 111. July 6. d&wlm Wanted to Charter. VESSELS to load “Guano” at “Sombrero,” “Swan Island,” ‘Ro lon do,” and ‘‘Orchil! i,” lor Ports North ol 4«4>^^“Hatteras.” Also vessels lor coal from New Yorl^ to AspinwaU and Deals from St Johns NB, to Ports in the Uniied Kingdom. Apply to INGRAHAM & WHITCOMB, ap28dtf_85 Commercial Street, Portland, Me. WA iVTED! —Agents in every town ami city iu Maine, for Bigelow's Radiating Clothe*Frame. Its advantages over the old fashioned clo hes frame are many. Ir holds n ore and yet occupies much less room. It may be used in whole or in pari. It is an ornamental piece of furniture, though strong aud durable. It is particularly useful and convenient in all faini ies where the meals are taken in the same apartment in which the ironing is done. It retails 20 per cent, less than any other Clothes Dryer that hob is as much. Pami'irs that are using them give undoubted testimonials o| their practicability and handiuess. Retail price #2. Address BENT, GOODNOW & CO., 84 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. July 1. dim LOST AND FOUND, Lost! ON Friday last, between Foileft’s store and Brown Street, a WASH LEATHER PURSE, with the owner’s initials on the outside, containing a small sum ot money The finder will oe saitablv reward ed by leaving it at this office. jyl4dtf Lost! ON Congress, between Brown and Casco Streets, a BTjACK LACE VEIL. 1 he finder will he suit ably rewarded by leaving it at 200 Cumberland St. July 18. d3i* JYo. 5. SIMILIA BIMIL1BUS OUstANTUR. Humphrey’s Homoeopathic Specifics, HAVE PROVED, trom 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 free from danger, an 1 so efficient ns to he al ways reliable. They have raise ! the highest com mendation trom all, and will always render satislac ion. No. t Cures Fever*. Congestion, Inflamatious, 25 “ 2 “ Worm*, Worm-Fever, Worm-Colic, 25 44 3 44 Crying Colic orTceihing ol infants, 25 44 4 44 Diarrhoea of children or adult*, 25 “ 5 44 Dysentery, Griping 4Mllious Colic, 25 ** 6 “ Cholern-MorbusNausea,Vomiting,25 ! I ‘I i'oagh.,_ Coals, Bronchitis, 25 “ 8 44 Neuralgia, Toothache, Paceache 25 4 9 44 Kleadaclie*,Sick-Headache, Vertigo,25 44 10 44 Dy-pcpMia Billious Stomach, 25 44 11 44 Suppressed or painful Periods, 25 44 12 44 Whites, too proi"se eriods, 25 44 13 44 4 roup, Cough, difficult Breathng, 25 “ 14 44 N«ilt It heuiu,Ervsi|>el is.Eruptions, 25 4 15 44 Rheumatism Rheumatic Pains, 25 “ IG 44 Fever A Ague, Chill Fever, Ague, 50 17 44 Files, blind or bleeding. 50 “ 18 44 Opthalmy, and sore or weak eyes, r>0 19 44 4 atarrli acute or cronic, Influenza,50 44 20 44 Whooping Congli,violent Coughs,50 “21 44 Asthma, Oppressed Breathing, 50 44 22 44 Far Dine barges, Impaired Hearing,50 “ 23 44 Mer *fuln,enlarged!ilands,Swellings, 50 44 24 44 Geueral Debility,Physi alWeakmss/O “ 25 44 Dropsy, and scanty Secretion* 50 “26 44 keamiliucHi, sickness from riding, 50 “ 27 44 Kidney-Disease, Gravel. 50 44 28 44 Nervous Debility, Seminal Fuiis-ions. Involuntary Dis charges 1 00 1 29 44 More Month, Canker, 50 44 30 44 Urinary Weakness, wetting bed, 50 4 31 44 Painful "'eriotls, with Spasms, 50 44 3 2 44 Mu tiering* at Change of L\fe. 1 00 “33 “ Epilepsy Spasms, St. Vitus’Da me, 100 4 34 44 Diphtheria,ulcerated Sore Throar, 50 FAMILY CASES Of 35 large vials, morocco esse, containing a specific for every ordinary disease a family is sub ject to, and a book of directions, $10,00 Smaller family and Traveling cases, with 20 to 28 vials.from to $M Specifics tor all Private Disease-, both for t’nrius and for Preventive treat ment, in vials and pocket case.*,.S3 to $5 O^These Remedies by the case or single Box are sent to any part of the Country, by mail or express, t ree ot charge on receipt of the price. Address Humphrey’s Specific HOMOEOPATHIC MKU1CUVU COMP \ Office and Depot No 562 Broadway, New York. Dlt. HUMPHREY is consulted daily at his office, personally or by letter as above, tor all forms of dis eases. F. Swcctzor and Urosman Sc Co, Agents. dc6eodly THE BEST COOKING STOVE! IN THE WORLD. MAGEE’S ADVANCE. IT will draw and bake perfectly when every other large oven stove would cttirly fail. The oven will heat in less time and remain hot longer than any other. It is the most convenient stove ever made. The oven is very large, well ventilated, and bakes perfectly even. It is provided with an additional not Air Flue at the bottom, which retains all the heat that in other stoves is thrown to the floor and wasted, passing it into the oveu to intensify and equalize tne heat in the oven. It is a perfect GAS BURNER, using all the com bustion co itained in the fuel for heating purposes, allowing none to escape through the pipe and be wasie i unburned. Every stove is provided with a Warming Clos et at ttie trout which is a very usefnl and convenient arrangement. In Appearance it is Decidedly Beautif ul! It is made of the best material, and fitted with all possible care. i 11 fact rhere is no chimney with so poor a draft but that this stove will work to pe'fection, as it contains within itself all the elements to create a draft. We cordially invite the citizens of Poitlaml to call and examine this Stove, and know that we speak truth. We have one of these stoves in constant operation at our store. We are the sole agents in Portland tor the Magee Goods, consisting of his celebrated Furnace & Cooking Range, Parlor, Office, Ilall and Dining Room Healers* A large assortment of Stoves and everything for the Kitchen on hand. OP*Job Work done at short notice. A. N. NOYES & SON, june18utt l‘i Exchouge Nfreel. MH REDDY, • MERCHANT TAILOR, AND DEALER IN GENTS* FURNISHING GOODS, No. 107 FEDERAL STREET. We have in store one 01 the finest assortment of ENGLISH, GERMAN, FRENCH and DOMESTIC CLOTHS, CASS1M EKES, &c., that can be (bund »n Portland. These goods have beeu selected with great care and especially adapted to the fashionable trade. and at prices that cannot fail to please, and all goodt thoroughly shrunk and satisfaction guaranteed. A call is respeettully solicited. Thankful to triendf or past patronage, hoping to merit a continuance o the same. fanddtf M H. REDDY. Proprietor* TII E CELEB RAT ED~ WALTER GRAPE. AFTER twenty-five years experience with the present tender and late varieties we know the Waller, now firs' offered, will lestore confidence in grape raising. It never rots. Its abundaut sugar raisins it in-doois or on the vine; is a great grower and bearer, now contains 146 clusters of bloom; is very compact in cluster at the East, which is an ad vantage in marketing. We have not known the foliage to mildew. It succeeds in dry and very wet soil. Is a see lling of the Delaware, crossed with the Diana, and better than either. Ripens before the Hartford, therefore, the earliest, hardiest and best variety. No. 1, one yeai, $5 eacn, in advance. Or ders filled in rutatiou, while supply lasts. No charge tor packing. Send stamp lor beautiful cut and opin ions of many vineyardlsts. FERRIS & CAY WOOD, Py’keepsie, N. Y. jylGd&wlm. FO It SALE. ONE OF THE Choicest Mill Sites in Georgia, Ou the Sea-board, free from fever. Apply to KEN NETT McLEA & CO, june25dlm 5 Bowling Ureen, New York. To Pleasure Parties! THE YACHT NET l'LE is now ready lor deep sea fishing, or to charter to Pleasure Parties b> the day or week. For terms, &c., apply at No. 49 Com mercial Street. BENJ. J. WILLARD, .July 14. eodlf LI. KINDS OF JOB PRINTING, neatly and promptly executed this Office. DAILY PRESS. PORTLAND. U track r Morning, July 20. 1868. Presidential Election, Tuesday, Nov. 3d. Republican Nominations. FOR president, ULYSSES S. GRANT, OP ILLINOIS. FOR VICE-PRESIDENT, SCHUYLER COLFAX, OP INDIANA. Fur Klector* t AT Larqe—GEORGE L.*BEAL. S. P. STRICKLAND. 1st District—WILLIAM HOBSON, 2d District—AMOS NOURSE. 3d District—DENNIS L. MIL11KEN. For Heprearmnlire. in Cooircui 1st DISTRICT—JOHN I.YKCII. 2d DlSTltCT—OAftlVBf. P. MORRILL. 3(1 DISTRICT'-JiMKS II. BLAISE. State Election, Monday, September 1 Uh. FOR (lOVKKWOR, JOSHUA L. CHAMBERLAIN, OP BRUNSWICK. Cumberland County - AND - Second Senatorial District 0 nvention. The Union Republican Voters of Cumberland County, are requested to send delegates to a Con vention to be held in Portland at REPUBLICAN HEADQUARTERS, LANCASTER UALI., Thur*duy, the 6th day of Augunt, I SOW, At 10 o’clock in the forenoon for the purpose of nominating candidates for COUNTY ATTORNEY, SHERIFF, COUNTY COMMISSIONER, COUNTY TREASURER, FOUR SENATORS. Also to elect a County Committee for the ensuing year. Each city and town will be entitled to send two del egates, and an additional delegate tor every seventy five votes cast for Gen. Chamberlain at the Guber natorial Election of 1867. A fraction of forty votes will be entitled to an additional delegate, as follows: Baldwin 4 New Gloucester, 5 BrWlcton, 7 North Yarmouth 4 Brui i.-wick, B Otistield, 4 Cai-e Elizabeth, « Pori lan i, 29 Casco, 3 Powu&l, 4 Cumberland, 4 Raymond, 3 Falmouth, 4 Scarborough, 3 Freeport, 6 Sebago, 3 Gorham, G Siamlisb, 5 Gray, 4 Wistbrook, 9 Harps well, 4 Windham, 6 Harrison, 4 Yarmouth, B Naples, 3 I he County Committee will be in aeselou at the Hali on tbe itay ot tbe Convention at 9 o'clock A. M. Tbe chairman of the several Town Committee are requested to forward tbe names of their delegates to tbe chairman ot the Couuty Committee, as soon as they may be chosen. LEWIS B. SMITH, Portland, Chairman. E. B. STAPLES, Portland, Sec’y. *'.* E. H. STAKBIB1I, E'almoutb. S. A HOLBKUOK. Freeport, DAVIl) w. MKltttlLL, New Glouees’er. CHAS. HANNaEOKD, Cape Elizabeth. M. I>. L. LANE, Stan dish. Union Republican County Committee. Portland. July 14th, 1808. An Extraordinary Instance of Narrow mindedness. A gentleman who has been attending the commencement at Bates College, and whose statements may be received with confidence, writes to us from Lewiston of one of the most humiliating and exasperating instances of prejudice, bigotry and ignorance that ever came to our knowledge. He says: Since 18(13 all the ladies have left the regu lar college course with one exception. Miss Mary W. Mitchell of Dover, Maine, who still remains, and will graduate next summer. This young lady has had more than com mon difficulties to encounter. She has not only been obliged to teach, and work in the factory during her vacations, but she has also been compelled to endure tbe sneers of the five gallant young gentlemen ot her class, four of whom are intending to enter the Christian ministry. Why these young gal lants should oppose the farther progress of their lady fellow-student, would perhaps ap pear unaccountable to people who have ex tricated themselves from their intellectual swaddling-clothes, were it not for the fact that she, in spite of all the obstacles in her path, has succ .eded in outstripping the young •‘Lords of Creation”, who have the honor of being associated with her in tbe recitation rooms, in acquiring a fund of uselul knowl edge. She is one of the best scholars in the col lege, and has pursued a wider and more va ried course of reading than any other mem ber of her class. Indeed so teartul are these young sprigs of divinity in prospectu that they shall be outdone by their sister-student upon their exit into the active world,that the five so-called gentlemen have actually sent in a petition to the (acuity this term to have her removed. O tempora, O mores! I don’t know, though, as 1 can blame tbe poor lei lows lor not wishing to be eclipsed by tbeir lair companion, who has had more difficulties to meet and overcome than all of them put together; but I do really think that it -ould be more manly in them to withdraw them selves and lea ve the field alone to their fem inine competitor. Poor boysl I really do pity them from the bottom of my heart; but then if they have net been so plentilully endowed with brains as their sister, or if they have neglected to make as good use ot what they have, they ought not to vent their anger and chagrin upon her by trying to deprive her of the benefits of a liberal education. It is not becoming in Christians. We endorse every word of the above most heartily. It becomes “neither Christians, pagans nor men.” If the story came from any but a perfectly reliable source we should beg leave to reject it as a fabrication. Camilla Thhlln. Our agricultural papers recently talk a good deal about this pest ot the Held and pas ture, and how to get rid of it. Many years ago Simon Greeuleaf whose name is held in lively temembrance by the people of Maine, had a lady Iriend who was extravagantly fond of flowers, and especially anxious to ex cel all her neighbors in cultivating the most rare and beautiful. Having retuiued from a journey to Massachusetts, he brought with him some seed of what he called the Scotch rose, and presented it to his lady friend for which she expressed her thanks in the wann est terms. She prepared a spot and planted the seed, anxiously waiting and watching for it to come up. At last the plants showed themselves above ground and grew rapidly, for they were in rich ground and carefully nursed by delicate bands. Sooi. they began to exhibit many sharp points upon the edges of the leaves, and looked very much like young thistles. Some of the lady's friends expressed a decided opinion that they were thistles, but Mr. Greenloaf shrewdly remark ed that the most beautiful roses always grew among the sharpest thorns, and his Iriend was awareof that fact and hoped on, and yet she, too, thought the plant very much resem bled young thistles. There were young this tles growing in the garden and she often com pared them with this “Scotch rose,” and but for her anxiety and hope she would have dis covered an exact resemblance. The taller the Scotch rose grew the more like a thistle it looked, and to the disappoint ment and chagrin of the fair cultivator it was in fact a Canada thistle, and the facetious donor of the seed knew it all the time. For years this young lady was often compelled to hear some one allude to the Scotch rose, inso much that she almost lost het love for flow ers and ceased fiom cultivating them. Now there is one kind of thistle which bears a large, beautiful bud and blossom; at least, it would be esteemed beautiful if it were anything else but a thistle. We have seen acres upon acres on the road from Rouse’s Point to Montreal, covered with this tles which the French Canadians cut lor hay. We have also seen them at work cutting this noxious weed and raking it into cocks which stood quite thick in the fields. We suppose they would prefer another kind of hay crop, but thistles were masters of the situation and nothing else could be raised. Now bow shall these troublesome weeds be exterminated ? This is an important question Some think they can be destroyed by cutting, them down just before they go to seed. If the mowing them is followed by frequent rains the process will be successlul, for the rain enters the open stems, says a writer in the Conntry Gentleman, permeates far into the roots and the thistles succumb. But if the rains do not seasonably come, the sun will heal up the orifices and the weeds will preserve their vitality. One says plow early harrow frequently so as to keep tbe surface raw, and sow with buckwheat; and anoth er recommends thorough summer fallowing These remedies will do very well in a very dry season, but in a wet season they will make the thistle grow more luxuriantly. The truth is, there is no remedy yet discov ered for this wide spread evil. We are not so much troubled with the pest in this sec tion of the country as they are in other local ities, and yet hereabouts there is quite enough of them, and If any one knows of a reliable process that will kill thistles in a reasonable space of time and at a moderate expense, he will cog ter a great favor on the public by letting it be known. __ Agricola. ■••Iter from millbrUge. Millrridge, July 19, 1868. To the Editor of the Press: This town was a part of tbe township of Harrington and was owned by Wm. Freeman, Esq., of Cherryfield, formerly of Portland. It was incorporated as a separate town about twenty years ago, and is now an enterprising business place. Its principal business is ship building although it is the centre of aD exten sive trade. The lumber manufactured at Cherryfield is shipped at this place, it beirg the head of navigation for anything except flat bottomed boats. About two years ago a fire broke out in tbe centre of the village, de stroying several stores and dwellings. Capt. F. Sawyer has since erected an elegant store with French roof, and other large buildings have been put up during tbe past year. There are about twelve stores; two churches, and tbe usual number ot machine shops in pro portion to the business. A large number of ship masters, who sail from Boston to New York have fine residences here. BUILDINGS DESTROYED BY LIGHTING. One of the most terrific thunder storms ever experienced in this section of the State, passed over this and neighboring towns, on Wednesday morning. But little damage was done in this town or in Cherryfield, so far as I have been able to learn. In Columbia the barn of Mr. William Worcester containing seven or eight tons of hay was struck and en tirely destroyed; a barn of Col. B. C. Coffin, of the same town, was also struck but not materially damaged. The storm continued with but short intermission for sixteen or eighteen hours. A portion of the time it was terrible for weak nerves. DANGEROUS ACCIDENT. A few days since a Mr. Gulliver, a seaman on board a vessel here, was shot by the acci dental discharge of a gun, the charge entering the back of his head. It is thought it will be fatal. SHIPBUILDING. Mr. T. Smith, at Cherryfield is building a steam tug, 90 feet by 30. It is to have two engines of 50 horse power each. This tug is to take freight from the steamer Lewiston at Millbridge, for Cherryfield, Harrington, and Addison. It will be a very great conven ience to the merchants and business men of these places. Mr. Hinckley of Cherryfield Is building a brig of about 400 tons. Mr. E. Dyer of Millbridge is putting up a bark ol 500 tons. "ilr. James Foster and others are building a brig of about 400 tons. Mr. T. Smith of Cherryfield is making arrangements to build a schooner of 200 tons. LOBSTER FACTORY. About two miles below the village of Mill bridge is the lobster factory of Mr. John Winslow Jones of your city. The building is on tbe lower steamboat wharf, where freight is taken and delivered without truckage. About thirty hands are employed in the fac tory besides some 40 or 50 engaged in catch ing lobsters. About 150,000 pound cans have been put up the present season, for which a market is found in Portland, Boston, New York and the Pacific coast. The business here is under the entire management of Mr. A. B. Walker, whose long experience, prompt business habits and gentlemanly deportment render him exceedingly popular with the employees and invaluable to his employer. __ C. Varletlea. —Mr. A. S. Hill remarks, in the current number of the North American Review, that, in Catholic countries, tbe ass, (from the fact that Christ rode on an ass into Jerusalem,) is exempted from taxation. If all donkeys were untaxed in thiscountry, there would be a fear ful falling-off in the internal revenue. —Tbe New York papers report that peaches have so increased in size within the past week that they can actually be seen at a distance of ten feet from the vendor’s stand, with the naked eye. —The Cincinnati Chronicle asks if it was not well that a Grayback Convention should adopt a Greenback platform and nominate a Holdback candidate with a Turnback asso ciate? —The Sandusky Register publishes free the following advertisement: Wanted,—A knothole of unusually small siae. Address 3. P. Chase, Washington, D. C. —It is time for turning spears into pruning - hooks, for 15,000 United States knapsacks are to be converted into boots, at Milford. —The New York Post of the 16th gives a list of ninety Jive cases of sun-stroke which occurred in that city during that day. Tweu t.v-five were fatal. The report fills a column and a half of the Post. The day previous there were eighty cases, fifty per cent, of whic h were fatal. Such a mortality from such a cause is as unprecedented as it is frightful. —An Austrian naval expedition will sail from Trieste about the middle of August to effect treaties of commerce and navigation with China, Japan, Siam, and other Orieutal countries, and afterwards to visit for the same purpose Peru, Chile, and the Argentine Con federation. The expedition will also establish consular agencies, obtain facts regarding the exports and imports of each country, and as certain what prospects open there tor Austrian products. —The sparks from an engine have set fire to the moors on the Cleveland Hills, Yorkshire, England, to the extent of twenty-four miles The fire was still smouldering at last ac counts. —The following simple method of keeping ice-water a long time in a common pitcher, is worth knowing: Place between two sheets of paper (newspaper will auswei, thick brown is better), a layer ol cotton batting about halt an inch iu thickness, fasten the ends of paper and batting together, forming a circle, then sew or paste a crown over one end, making a box the shape of a stovepipe bat minus the rim. Place this over an ordinary pitchei filled with ice-water, making it deep enough to rest on the table, so as to exclude the air, ard the reader will be astonished at the length of time liis ice will keep, and the water remain cold af ter the ice is melted. —Sainte Beuve, the brilliant author of the “ Coueeries de Lundi,” and of the “Portraits of Celebrated Women,” originally intended to become a physician, and passed three medical examinations. When he exchanged the scal pel for the pen (is there not still something of the scalpel in his masterly pen?) his excellent mother was highly dissatisfied, so muoh so, in deed, that she became reconciled to it only when her son was elected member of the French Academy. —A recent Paris letter says: “Americans contiuue to come here in constantly increasing numbers. Many families moke Paris their permanent home, and one might easily con fine himself to a New York, or Philadelphia or Boston social circle, and find company enough without seeking acquaintances from other cities.”