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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 23. TOL. 13._PORTLAND. TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 26, 1873. TEENS $8.00 PER ANNUM IN ADVANCE THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS Published ercry day (SundayB excepted) by the POBTLAM) PPBM8HIIVG CO., At 109 Exchange St, Portland. Tetims : Eight Dollars a Year in advance. THE MAIXE~STATE PRESS Is published every Thursday Morning at $2 30 a year, if paid in advance, at $2 00 a year. Rates of Advertising : One inch of space, ength of column, constitutes a “square.” $t 50 per square daily first week; 75 cents per w-ek after; three insertions, or less, $1 00; continu ng every other day after first week. 50 cents. Half square, three insertions or less, 73 cents; one week. $1 00; 50 cents per week after. Special Notices, oue third additional. Under head of “Amusements.” $2 00 per square per week; three insertions or les< $1 50. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State Press” (wlilch has a large circulation in every part of the State) for $100 per square lor first insertion, and 50 cents per square for each subsequent inser tion. Address all communications to PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO. BUSINESS CARDS. EUSTIS & CASTELL Successors to G. O. Gosse & Co., Practical Job Printers, Cor. Exrhnn^p & Middle SIresfs. Opp. Post Office. Having purchased the .Job Printing establishment of Mtears. G. O. Gosse .S: Co., we have formed a co partreiship as above, and are now p epared to exe cute every variety of Book and Job Priming in the best manner, and at ihc lowest prices. To our friends and ali> who favor ns with their patronage we guar antee satisfaction. FRAN a F. EUSTIS, JOSEPH CASTELL, JR. The subscriber recommends the above named gen tlemen to the favor ot his friends and the confidence of the public. The accounts of the former concern will b • adjusted as expeditiously as possible by the undersigned. GEO. O. GOSSE. anglldt* JAMES F. PICKERING, WILLIAM HOBSON, OUJiSELLORS AT L A W, 35 OLD ST TE HOUSE, BOSTON. aul Cm SCR I ONER & JORDAN, PATENT AGENTS, 74 MIDDLE, COR., EXCHANGE ST., PORTLAND, MAINE. SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO HEJECT apr-ED CASES. eodtf J. H. HOOPER, XIF IIO XiSTEFlER Aos. 31 and 33 Free St, WANCFACT CTREE OP Pasrlor Suits, Lounges. Spring Bede, Mattresses, HcDonongb Patent Bed Louagci, En nmeird Chaim, &c. Ey Ail kinds of repairing neatly done. Ftirnit nxe boxed and matted. nct5-’69TT&Stf ‘ PORTLAND MACHINEWORKS (FORMERLY C. STAPLES & 80N,) Marine, Stationary and ^Portable STEAM EAGIAES, Steam Boilers, Bleach Boilers and Tanks, Shafting, Mill Gearing and General Machinery. Caslings of iron, brass, and composition. Repairing promptly attended to. figp^New and Second-hand Engines ior sale. Highest cash prices paid for old Iron. J215 Commercial Street, W. H. FESSENDEN. aprlttf Portland, Me* GEO. E. COLUAS, PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTIST, 1116 CONGRESS STREET, Is prepared to make all the various styles of Card Picture*, liembrant, IVledalliou, Arc., from Retouched Negative*. By this proc°ss we Oct rid of Freckle*. Wole* and other im perfection* of the ttkin. For all of which no extra charge will be made. All work warranted to raleasc. Call and eNnmine for Yourselves. mchl8dtl ROBERT BRADLEY. Commission Nler chant 164 & 166 Washington Street, CHICAGO. Jy2 d3m GEO. D. dOST FRESCO PAINTER 134 MIDDLE STREET, PORTLAND, M A P N E . All orders promptly attended to. jyl7d3m W. L. KEILER, FRESCO PAINTER, NO. 333 CONGRESS STREET, RESIDENCE 6 MAY STREET. Portland Me. Jyi7tf_ JAMES O’DONNELL, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, has removed to NO. 84 1-3 RIDDLE STREET, (2nd door below Canal Bank.) PORTLAND, MAINE. Commissioner of deeds for the several States. feblO__ <J. Ji. LAMSOi\, PHOTOGRAPHER, No. 152 Middle Street. PORTLAND, ME. Copying and enlarging done to order. All the new stylos, Berlins, Ttembrants, Medallion, he Porcelain, or Mezzotint .card, and the retouched card, by which new process' we get rid of freckles moles,wrinkles and all imperfections of the skin. Call and judge for yourselves. t3jf*Motlo—Oood work at Moderate Price*. Aim to Plcane. may 20 ROSS & STURDIVANT, WHOLESALE COAL DEALERS 179 Commercial Ht.» Portland. Sole agents tn Maine for the sale and shipment of the Celebrated Coal mined by Messrs. Ham mett NeUl & Co., of Philadelphia. We have also for sale at lowest market price, Wilkesl arre, Scranton, Lackawanna, and Pittston Coals, shipped from the vicinity of New Verk. Ves . sels procured for the tranportation of coals from rt of shipment o any point desired. tfapr27 W. C. CLARK, 103 FEDERAL STREET, 5 Door* East of Temple Hr., GAS AND WATER PIPING. ap2I tf HENRY F. T. MERRILL, COUNSELOR AT LAW No. 30 Esehangr St., Portland. Formerly of the U. S. Treasury Department and Attorney in all the courts in the District of« oGunbia, will attend to the prosecution of «laiimi tetora the Court of Claims and the various departments at Washington. octll-tf A. MITCHELL, M. 1>. CAN BE FOUND AT NO. 11 MYRTLE STREET, Portland, August 14th,1873. aulSdlm H. M. SYLVESTER, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, CASCO VILLAGE, CASCO, MAINE. au22 dtf Hard Pine Timber On hand and sawed to dimen i0n*. Hard Pine Ilank, hard **me Flooring AND STEP BOARDS FOR SALE BY STETSON & POPE. y Wharf and Dock, First, corner of E Street Offloo, No. 0 State street, Boston. my3eodly % j EDUCATIONAL. ! Boarding and Bay School, 12 Pine St., Portland, Me. THE Misses Symonds, will re-open their School tor Young Ladies on T111TRNDAY, Hrptfiubfi' ISth. Catalogues may be obtained of the Principals. au7 d5v i Abbott Family School for Boys, AT JLITTI.E BLUE, Enmiingtau me. — THE Autumn session will open August IGth. AH the comforts of Home arc hero combined with a superior school. Boys are prepared for college or busi ness Graduation and diplomas are centered upon ail who finish the required course of study. Send for an illustrated circular, or add ess the Principal, jullddm ALDKN J. BLETHEN. A. M. Navigation School ! A NAVIGATION SCHOOL will be opened at No. PH Exchange street, March 3d, to be nndcr , the charge of Cap* Edward Breen and C. H. Farley, j Instruction will be given every afternoon by Cant. ■ Breen, and Monday and Friday evenings by C. II. [ Farley. The course will begin with deemal arithme l tic, and well comprise Plane, Traverse. Parallel Mid I die Latitude sailing; the use of Logan.hms: the use j and adjustment of Nautical Instruments; Latitude by Sun and Stars, and Longitude by Chronometer. Lunar observations will not be included in the course I but will l>e taught if desired. The evening instruction will be riven before the ' whole class, when tin various problems involved in ; navigation will be worked out upon the black-board i and illustrated by suitatde diagrams and apparatus, I and the use and adjustme.it of Instruments cxplaiu | ed. Subjects collateral to navigation such as Mete orolgy, Ocean Currents, &c., will also l*e introduced at the evening sessions. For terms, apply toC. H. Farley, No. 4 Exchange street. febllltf FAMLLA SCHOOL FOR G1KLS, —AT— ; THE WILLOWS. FARMINGTON, MAINE. FALL TERM commences First Tuesday in Sep tember. German and French Department under the charge f Madame M. Courlaender. For circulars and References address the Princi pal, MISS L. G. BELoHKR. julv7-tsepl-73 HOME SCHOOL FOR GIRLST” New Gloucester, Me, THE FALL Term of this institution will com mence the first Tuesday in September 1813. A limited number of pupils only will be admitted. For further particulars apply for circulars to the princi pals. L. M. BAILEY, aul5d2w A. M. BAILEY. PROPOSALS For r ill-Granite work required in (be construction of the new United Mates €nston-Uousc and Post Office at Rock land, Maine. Office of Sitebixtendext, ) August 13th. 1873. f SEALED Proposals will be received at this office until 12 M. of the 25th dav of August 1873, for furnishing and delivering at the site of the United States Custom-House ana Post Office at Rockland. Maine, all of the Cu*-Granite Work requifed for the exterior of the building, in accordance with the Drawings and Specification. The species of stone from which a selection will be made will be confined to granites. A samp'e block of the grftnite proposed to be furn ished must be submited to this office, the block to be 12 l>y 12 by 12 inches, showin on one face the natur al fracture af the stone and on the others the different grades of cutting proposed to be done in the work. The whole of the stone, cut, lewised, and ready to be set, must be delivered at the site of the building as rapidly as may be required by the progress of the work, the delivery to be commenced within two weeks after the award ef the contract, under a pen ally of one hundred dollars ($100) for each and every day's delay beyond the time above stipulated. Proposals will be made for the work as exhibited by the Drawings, and described by the Specification. No bids will be received except from the ownors or lessees of the quarries lrom which the atone is propos ed to be furnished, or their agents, or trnm parties who are engage . in s one cutting, aDd who have the necessary facilities for a prompt execution of the work as required. Payments will be made monthly, deducting ten percent, of work executed, until the final completion of the contract. All bids must be made on the printed form to be obtained at this office, anti must be accompanied by the bond of two responsible persons in the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) that the bidder will ac cept ami perform the contract, if awarded to him, at.d execute bonds therefor in the sum of »cn thou sand dollars ($10,000). The bond to be approved bv the United States Judge, the Clerk of the United States Court, or the District Attorney of the uistrict in which the bidder resides. The Department re>erves the right to reject any or all bids', if it be deemed for the inteiest of the Gov ernment to do so; aud no proposal that does not con form in every respect to the requirements of this ad vertisement will be considered a bid, or treated as such. Copies of the Plans and Specification can be pro cured on application to this office. Proposals must be enclosed in a scaled envelope, endorsed “Proposals for Cut-Granite Work lor the United States Custom House and Post Office at Rock land, Maine.” and the samples must have a label i with the name of the bidder and quarry marked i thereon, and both must be addressed «o E. R. SPEAR, Superintendent. augl3-Lw BOSTON LEAD CO., [Incorporated in 1829.) J. II.Chadwick & Co., Ag’ts. Office 22, 24 & 26 Oliver Street,, BOSTON MANUFACTURERS OF BOSTON Pure White Lead! Bit nud Ground in Oil, DRY AND GROUND ZINC, LITHARGE, RED LEAD, LEAD PIPE, SHEET LE *D, TIN \ . /*/PE. TIN-LINFD PIPE, IRON PIPE and FITTINGS, PUMPS, <C*c., <tc. Onr Pure White Lead, both dry and ground in oil, we warrant to be Mtrictly purr, and guarantee that lor fineness, body and durability, it i- not sur passed by any Lead in the market, either fereigo or American. S£lP*In order to protect ourselves, we have adopted as our ti ade-mark an eight-pointed red star, with corporate seal in the centre. This is on every pack age of our Pure Lead. None genuine wiioout it. W. F. Phillips & Co., ACE.VTS FOR THE CO., r46 & 48 MIDDLE ST. feblR lyTT&S Proposals for Building Sloop-of W ar at Kittery Navy Yard. Navy Department, ) Bureau of Construction and Repair, \ July 3C, 1873. ) PROPOSALS will be received at this Bureau unti1 12 o’clock m., on the 1st. pay of September next, from builders or nnehanios qualified to do the work, for the raising, framing and ribboning, plank ing from keel to rail, ceiling, including keelsons, clamps. «pirketting and battery, to rail, putting in decks, including allbitts, etc., mittrngon main and hammock rails, channels and chain*, buildinor *tore 100ms. magazines and locker, joiner work inside and out, caulking and scraping, building quarter-galleries and setting bead, and painting commie: e, of a Sloop of-War ot about G4U tons. The material , tools and facilities for doing the work will be fiittbshed by the Government. The Chief of the Bureau of Construction and Re pair will be at the Kittery Navy Yard cn Wednes day, the 20th. of August next, and in connection w ith the Naval Constructor of that yard will meet persons desiriug to make proposals for the work above mentioned, and will give all necessary explana tions concerning the w’ork to be done, and in regard to the character ot the materials, tools and facili ties to be furnished by the Government. Plans and specific ltions may be se and examined by applying to tlie Commandant of the Kittery Navy Yard, after August 1st, 1873. u5dlaw4w A. S. LVJIAA’S ' Patent Pure Dry Air Refrigerator] The best :uid On!y Reliable One in the market. IT is indispensable to Butchers, Provision dealers. Hotel Keepers, Grocers and Restaurants. Wilt save more than It* cost every Summer. Butchers who use it. in its best form, will soon find .heirmeats recommended by their customers. The internal ar rangement is such that a current ot cold air is kept constantly moving over the contents of the Refriger ator. The Patent upon this has been fully tested in the U. S. Courts ana its validity established in eigh teen cases. For LICENSE, RIGHTS, &c., apply to SCOTT D. JORDAN, A<3ENT FOB MAINE, So. 2 Park Street or Vo. SO Middle St., to wh^m all applications should be made, and who has full power to settle infringements, mcbleodtf Ship Timber and Knees I HAVE the largest and best stock ot Ship Knees in tlie State. Also best quality seasoned White Oak Treenails, and can furnish Hackmatack, nsirdwood or White Oak Timber and Plank at the lowest cash prices. h T A VI,OK Portland. Dec. 30,1872 «_ Special MeftlnR. THERE will be a special meet Inc of the Stockholm ers of the Portland, Bangor & Machias Slearo boat Co. at the office of Ross <& Sturdivant, 171) Com mercial 6treet, Portland, on Wednesday, Aug. 27tb, 1873, at 3 o’clock p. m., to sec If tliey will authorize the directors to purchase an additional steamer, and f >r the transact ion of any other business that may come before them.. Per order of the directors. t WM. ROSS, Clerk. August 20th, 1873. aug20td | REAL ESTATE. F. G. Patterson's Real Estate Bulletin. MOXEY T„? ,,0*N °“ Flmt-Cla.. . V . V A Morlane®. Of Real E.lnie ■ orllnnd and vu-tmty. RrBt KMate jionghi and aold. Kent, collected. Apply F. G. PATTERSON, : Rea! K.tate and .Rorlgase Broker, i over I.owell’s Jewelry Store, _ Cor.CouBren* B own Si.. A Desirable House for Sale. THE 1J story House No. 1 Munroe Place, contain ing seven tinisheil rooms, cemented cellar. Lot | 35x76. Can be purchased for $2800; no more no less This property is very pleasantly located, in close" I proximity to the Congrc-s street horse cars, and is ] particularly desirable for patties wishing a small I house in a good neighborhood at a lew price. Annlv i toF.EG. PATTERSON, Dealer in Real Esfate * ! au25__d2w I Very Desirable Estate iu West brook for Sale. fflHIS Estate, consisting of sixty-two acres of land, A with buildings t. ereon, is situated in the town of Westbrook, on the road leading from Portland to Saccarappa Village by way of Strouowater. It is suitably divided into p sture and tillage; is well watered and under a high state of cultivation, cuts [ about forty tons of hay, and has a fine young orch j ard growing which wid soon be in a bearing condit ion. The buildings consist of a large two-story mod | era styled bowe an L conned ing the hout-e with a large %nd well finished barn, and other out buildings for housing carriages and farming tools. All the buildings ;ire nearly new, and the house and barn are supplied with excellent water. In connection with the above, the stock and farm ing tods on the premises will be sold if desired. This property is within four miles of the city of Portland and is particularly valuable to any one de- i siring to engage in tho milk business, or for a pleas- ! ant country residence near the city. For further particulars inau’re of Patience Skil lings, on the premises or of J. II. Fogg, at his office, ll'J£ Exchange, corner of Federal Street, Portland, | Me._ au25dtf HOUSE FOR SAFE ! ONE half of a double, French Roof House, within three minutes walk oi the City Hall; contains 9 finished Rooms has gas, Sebago, cemented cellar, brick cistern, &c. It is on the pleasantest and most convenient street for a business man to llvefcon in this city. Is entirely disconnected from the other half. Enquire at No. 1 Portand Pier. au25*lw FOR SALE. A DESIRABLE three story Brick House with abi.ut 8000 square feet or Land. Within three minntes walk of the Citv Hall. A well located Brick House on Pine street. A good Brick House and Stable on Danto.th 6treet. A good Brick House and large Lot on State street. Two Houses on Atlantic street. Inquire of ■ JOiiN C. PROCTER, au23il2w93 Exchange street, House lor Sale. THE House. Cottage an d *ot at No. 9 High street Said house can be seen any atternoon between the hours from 3 to 5. aul?tf Timber Land, Logs and Mill Property, for Sale. THE Subscribers offer for salo their Valuable Timber Lands, situated on the Head Waters of the Liverpool River, Annapolis County and Prov ince of Nova Scotia, corsis: in;; of : ix Thousand Acres, together with 8 s Thousand Piue Logs and Half of Steam Mill, located at ihe Town ot Liverpool within sevnty-ffve yards ora loading wharf. This tract of Land is acknowledged to bo the best of the River, Ihe Logs named above being the first aud only oneE ever cut off it, and are i stimated to make Twenty-five Thousand Lumber to the Hundred. It is admirabi situated for summer work. The Tim ber is mostly Pine, and remarkably sound. The Mill was built in 1872, and is in epleudnl runniug order. In connection with the above, can also lie procured a line tract of 5,000 acres on another branch of the same river, together w ith the otherHalf of the Mill. To any person wishing to enter into a profitable Timber speculation, the above offers every induce ment. The Port of Liverpool is easy of access at all seasons of the year. Terms w hich will be very moderate, with any fur ther information in regard to the above, can be ob- ! tained on application to SPONAGLE & PATTI LLO, Liverpool N. S. or in St John to CHAS. McLAUCHLAN & SONS. Jyg>Im_ For Sale. HOL'SE with Stable, No. 13 Pino Street. Inquire on premises or of . C. F. WILLIAMS, JR., Jy18tf_^_ Atlantic Wharf. House for Sale \ THE two-story house, No, 8 Carleton Street. This house is in good repair, is well located in a good neighborhood. Lias a good cellar, wa;.r and gas throughout. Can be seen any altemoon between tho hours ot 2 and 4. r’or further information apply to my27tf EDWARDP. CHASE, No. 3 Oak St. Country dotage for Sale. HOUSE containing five rooms in good order, Ell Woodhouse ana Stable connected; one and one fifth acres grass land, garden and fruit trees, very high airy and healthy location, commanding beautiful views of country and mountains; 13 miles irom the citv and 3 miles from P. & O. R. R. Depot, price moderate. CHARLES M HAWKES, ju21eo :3mJS Middle Street. New Houses I’or Sale or Rent. TIIE four new houses in the block corner cf Car roll and Thomas streets. They are built of brick, 3 stories high, containing twelve rooms and have all the modern improvements and conveniences. Will be sold on very favoraole terms. If not sold within | a short time will be rented. Apply to JOHN T. HULL. auglGeod3wd Nos. 220 & 22- Newbury St. J'OE SALE! ON CONGRESS ST. NEAR CASCO, About 5000 feet Land. With Buildings now renting for more than $800 per year. Can at a email outlay be easily changed into three stores, with the tenements over them would then rent for from 91600 to 91800. Buildings in good re paw. Title perfect. Terms easy. Enquire at CUSHMAN’S FRMT STOKE, No* 80G Congress Street. m.V-2_dtf_ For Sale in the Town of West brook. A FINE residence one-half mile from the Railroad Depots, PoRt-office. good Schools and Churches, six miles fr>m Portland; House and Ell two stories thirteen finished rooms, double parlor.' with marble mantles, Wood-house and Stable connected—all in good repair, painted and blinded, Barn 40 x 60 on tbe premises; grounds contain 15i acres, excellent land, well fenced, 30 apple and pear trees, J acre choice strawberries, three good wells of water upon the place and good cistern in the cellar, cellar under whole House, fine cement bottom; grounds ornamented with line shade trees. This is one ot the finest resi dences in the county. Terms easy. Enquire ol GL R. Davis & Co., Portland, or Otis Brown, Westbrook. mar21tf FOR SALE. A LOT of vacant land, situated on the west side of tween Pleasant ami Danforth, Sts. i ms let has a front or abont Gl feet and is about 194 feet deep, and plans have been drawn b How, for a block of seven or nine genteel aud convenient resi dences, and adapted for the same. Enquire of EDWIN CHURCHILL, No. 4 Portland Pier, mar28From 12 to 2 o’clock. P. M. Real Estate. FOR Sale, nr lease for a term of years, the proper ty belonging to the estate of Francis O Libby, anil formerly occupied by him on the corner of Free and High Streets. HARRISON J. LIBBY,) . , , FRANK W. LIBBY, ( Adm’rs. mar24 The “Limerick House,” FOR SALE. The suo.-enber offers for sale his Hotel • proi < rty in Limerick Village, York County, f The house hae 22 rooms all in good repair [with sited and two large stables adjoining1 [two wells of water on the premises, and every convenience for a first-class Hotel The “Limerick House” ie well situated for secui ing liberal patronage. Enquire further of the owner, JOSEPH G. HARMON, marl3dtf Limerick, Me. For Sale. THE house on State Street, occupied by the un der signed. This house is thoroughly built of brick and stone and has all modern conveniences. ALLEN HAINES. Portland, Sep. 18th, 1672. sep!9-ti J. Bradford, Manufacturer of and | Dealer in Coopers’ and Car penters’ Tools. Also orders for Cuba promptly attended to. ■too Fore Street, Portland, Mr. tf SEItAGO I>VE WORKS, N o. 17 Plum Street. THE proprietors of this establishment will just say to the public that they are prepared to dry by srram and also prepared to dry, cleanse and tinish o» SS4 8 .paring apparel, and also ladies’ Ct *ak8’ col rs, or cleansed and warrant them not to smut. _ my17fUf_ JOHN S. MILLER. Removal. J S. ROBERT*, has removed to 191 Commercial Street, next dosr above ^id place. Extra pressed Hay and Straw for • tale as nsual. WANTS, LOST, FOUND. Lost. A CHECK on the New York Merchants National Bank for *50, to be paid t-> Mrs. Holmes in how York. All persons are forbid negotiating for the same.au25d*3t WANTED. Paper Machine Tender Wanted. NONE need apply but a sober, steady man, one that understands his busiuess thoroughly. One who understands ruuning wood pulp pretarred. Ap ply immediately to HART & CO., corner of Portland and Alder streets, Portland, Me. au25dlw* Wanted. A SMALL Rent of three or tour rooms in the vi cinity of City Hal’ lor a small lamily of two. Address ‘‘W,” Press Office.au25dtf RIPE BLACKBERRIES WANTED. The highest market Price will be paid lor two hundred bushels of Ripe Blackberries at my Wine Factory in Windham, or at Wine Store 303 middle St., Portland, me. W. S. MAINS. au22 d&w3w 50 CLOAK-MAKERS WANTED — AT — D. €. (SOLDER’S, 5 FREE STREET. au21_ tf Wanted. A FIRST CLASS COOK, to whom good wage? will be paid. Apoly at. an21dtf249 CONGRESS STREET. Rent Wanted, OF SIX to eight rooms lor a small family. Siugle i bouse preferred. Also a double house or block of bouses of threc or four tenements. Address with description of premises. P. O. Box 984. au20tf Wauted. AN ACTIVE and reliable agent in this city to represent one of the oldest Life Companies in the country. Address with references “PENN™ Lock Box 55 P. O. jyl7tf Philadelphia Pa. Wanted Immediately. FIFTY Coat, Maker?. Steady employment and good wages. Good board readily obtained. W.dc W. H. BACON <V CO., South Windham, Maine. Jyiitf_ 500 Good Girls Wanted Immedia tely. • GOOD Girls of all nations, for housework t-Jv/v/ in town and country; table girls for Saloon, Laundry and Kitchen; girls for Hotels, Summer anu Beach Houses: Cooks, Chamber, and Scrub gills. Forest City Employment Office. JVf KS. L. HOVEY, 314 Congress Street. _jy3o2m GIRLS WAYTFD — BY THE — PORTLAND STAR MATCH CO. jy?_tt Wanted. WINE BOTTLES at Main?’ Wine Store, 203 Middle St..;et, Portland, Me. ju28daf W. S. MAINS. Wanted Immediately. A RELIABLE, honest Girl at No. 8 Brown . Street. An American preferred. Jul8 dtf_ Rooms Wanted. IN a pleasant part of the city, furnished or unfur nished, with or without board. Address E. B., 37 Brown St., Portland. mayl4tf BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Agency fur Sewing Machines. W. S. DYER, No. !i?!i middle St. All kiud« of Machine* for «ale nud to let. Repairing;* Bakers. W. C COBB, Nom. ‘28 ami .'fO Penrl Street* On direct route between New Custom Mouse and Pont Office, near the Market. Booksellers and Stationers. HOYT, FOGG & BRE£D,No.9l Middle Street* Book Binders, WM, A* QUINCY, Room II, Printer’. Exchange, No. Ill Enhance St. 8MA1.1 A SUACKFORD, No. 33 Plum Street. Confectionery. ' E. J, PERKINS ninnufactarer of plain amt'fancy Candies, 397 Congress St. Portland Ye. Carpenters and Builders. WHITNEY A MEANS, Pearl sii-eet, op posite Park. Dye-House. FOSTER’S Dye Haase, 34 Union Street.* Furniture-Wholesale aud Retail. WALTER COREY A CO., Arcade, No. 18 Free Street. «BOEG« A. WHITNEY, No. 36 Ex change St. Upholstering of all kinds done to order. Furniture and Honse Furnishing Goods. BEN J. AH AMS, cor. Exchange and Fed eral Streets. HOOPER Sc EATON, Old Post Office, Exchange Street. L. F. IIOYT, No. 11 Preble Street. Up holstering done to order. Furniture and Upholstering. DAVID W. DEANE, No. S9 Federal St. All kinds of IJphcls cl ing and Repairing done to order. Hair Goods i ad Toilet Articles. J. F. SHERRY, No. 9 Clapp’s Block Congress Street, opposite Old City Hall. Horse Shoeing a 1 Carriage repairing Bone n the best possible manner by S. YOUNG Sc CO.. No. 109 Fore St. Jewelry and Fine Watches. ABNER LOWELL, 301 Congress Street. Asents for Howard Watch Company. Manufacturers of Trunks, Talises and Carpet-Bags. J. R. DURAN A CO., 171 Middle and 110 Federal Street.. Masons and Builders. N. E. REDLON, 333 1-3 Congress St. Paper Hangings, Window Shades, and Carpetings. LOTHROP.DE VENN A CO,, 61 ExSiaage Sreet and 48 Market St. Pattern and Model Maker. J. I. BARBOUR, 333 Fore Street, foot ol Cross, Portland. Photographers. A. S. DATES A CO.. No. SO Middle Street. J. H. LAMSON, 133 Middle St.,cor. Cron. Plumbers. JAMES MIM.EB,flo.ffl Federal Street Every description of Water Fixtures ar ranged and set up in the best manner. Jobbing promptly attended to. Plasterer, Stucco Worker, &c. P. FEENY, Cor. Cumberland and Frank lin Sts. Real Estate Agents* JOHN €• PROCTER, No. 93 Exchange Street. Silyer and Plated Ware. ABNER LOIVELL, SOI Congress Street. Schools. ENGLISH and FRENCH SCHOOL,430 Congress Street. Stair Builder. R. P. IiIBBV(Los 35*'- Fore Street) cor. Cross St., in Deleno’s Hill. G. E. HOOPER, Cor. York A maple Streets. _ Watches, Jewelry, &c. J. W. Sc U. H. MCDCFFEE, Cor. Middle A I1 uion Sts. Sanford’s Improved Refrigerators. rhe threo points of excellence which I claim, are, 1st: constant anti thorough circulatton of pure air; 2nd; ryness. no dampness monld nor taint; 3rd; no inteimingling of odors; purity and active air, the elements of If s success. Call, or .end for circulars Manntactured and for sale by J. F. MERRILL, be tween Cross and Cotton sts., near Leavitt Burnham & Co.s Ice House, Portland, Me. Je5dtf For Sale. THE SEBAGO DTE HOUSE, No. 17 Plum St., Is in good condition with all apparatus necessary for the business. Apply to the proprietor at No. 33 Newbury Btreet or to J. REED, No. 80 Middle street, my IT sodt TO LEI._ To Let. TTUUSE No. 48 Park street, (in Block) containing A-A thirteen good rooms, Bath Room, r’urnace and BLOago. House can be leased for term of years. *or particulars inquire of JOHN M. DEERINQ, No. 236 Commercial St.. aug20tf 0r J0HN a PROCTER, 93 Exchange St. To Let. 1-1 OL'SK on Donglass St., 8 rooms, hard and soft v. *a*er. Stable and carriage bouse and gai.h n. given Sept. Apply toO. W BURNHAM, aul4‘^_631 Congress street. * To Let. WITH *)oar<'> t"-0 furniabed rooms at 304 Hits: Gentlema*1' J, lso ^'ooniodations for a siuglii aul2eodtf S. S. KNIGHT. Rooms to Let. TIJITHIN three minutes walk toCHy Hail. _I_1_ Enquire at the Press (Mice an I4d2w To Let. CJECOND Story in Stove No. 135 Middle Street _ _ over Shaw’s Tea Store”. Inquire at No. 137 across the entry._ au6'6w YACI1T TO let! The owner goin/ away, the Yacht Alarm will be let to parties by the day or week during the month of A ugust anti Septem s^fc_ber. Cabin and pantry completely furn isbed. Orders left at Lyman, Tobey & Co. commercial slreet, or on board tl.e Yacht, au5dtf _T. A. SEVrALL, Capt. Quiet Board. A GENTLEMAN and Lady wishing a qniet home can find pleasant rooms, furnished or unfur nished, with board at No. 4 Cotton Street. Also room for single geutlemen. jy2tf To Let. WITH BOARD, large pleasant rooms. Suitable for families or single gentlemen. At 52 Fiee Street._ jn24*lw then tf To Let. TWO tenements, near the central part of tho city. Apply to W. W. CARR, jn7dtf3 Exchange street. Rooms to Let NO. 2 COTTON STREET. _Jn5tf To Let. ONE OF THE BEST OFFICES ON EXCHANGE STREET. Enquire of GEO. A. WHITNEY & CO,. mar24tf No. 46 Exchange St. STORE TO LET\ A large brick store in tlie Rackleff Block, corner of Middle and Ceurch streets—basement and first floor, elegantlv finished and adapted to jobbing dry goods or other similar trade. Apply to ALLEN HAINES, septlldlf HOTELS. BARUTNI’S HOTEL, Cor. Broadway & Twentieth Street, MEW YORK. ON BOTH AMERICAN & EUROPEAN PLANS. Complete with all modern improvements; rooms en suite and single; private parlors, baths, elevators. &c. Location unsurpassed, being In the very centre of fashion and brilliant New York life. In proximity to Churches and places of amusement, anil Lord & Taylor’s, Arnold & Constables’ and J. & C. .John son’s Dry Goods palaces. The hotel is under the management of A. S. Barnuin, formerly of Enrnum’s Hotel. Baltimore I. N. Green, of Davton, Chin, a id recently of New York, and Freeman Bamum, of Barnum’s Hotel. St. Louis. au20d2m&wl0w34 MOUNT PLEASANT HOUSE, RRIDGTOM, MAIME. Tnis new and elegant House is now open for the season. Located on the highest peak of Mt. Pleasant, 2018 fe«t above the level ot the sea, com manding an unsirpassed view of the White Moun tain' Portland, he Atlantic Ocean, &c., &e. The steamers Mount Pleasant and Sebagoleave Se bago Lake for Biidgton on arrival n, trains of Port land & Ogdensbirg R. R., tvhieh leave Portland at 7.10 A. M. and .2.20 P. M. Coach s leave Bridglon for the Mountaii on arrival of s earners. CHA8. E. G1BB8, _jy!9tf_Proprietor. FRENCH’S NEW HOTEL^ COR. CORTIANDT <t NEW CHURCH STS. NEW YORK. OIN" THE EUROPEAN PLAN RICHARD P. FRENCH, Son of the late Col. RICHARD FRENCH, of French’s Hotel, has taken this Hotel, newly fitted up and entrrely renovated the same. Centrally located in the. B USINESS PART of the City. Ladies & Gentlemen’s Dining Rooms at tached^^ juI4d2mw21m25 COMMERCIAL HOUSE, CORMER CROSS AMD FORE STS, PORTLAND, HA\ ING been enlarged, remodeiled and fit).shed to suit the times, is prepared to accommodate boarders at reasonable rates. WM. F. IIITSSFy, jylDdtfProprietor. Washington House! NORTH CONWAY, N. H., WILL furnish Summer Boarders and Transient Company with good :iccomm«Klationsand board at moderate prices. Rooms large and pleasant and nearest Hotel to the Portland «& Ogdensbure R. R. Station* JAMES M. GIBSON, jul9d3m Proprietor. 0. M. & D. W. NASH, — AGENTS FOR — Nichols’ Dost and Gas Tight Wrought Iron Furnaces! THE invention of the WROUGHT IRON FUR NACE, was the result of a thorough anti pains taking investigation by Dr. James R, Nichols, Ed itor of the Boston Journal ol Chemistry, into the ob jections or defects in nearly all the Hot Air Furnaces now In use. During the past three years Five Hun dred have been scld. They have proved competent to supply a delightful, pure current of w rm air to Churches, Stores, School Houses and Dwellings, and In every place where used they have been a perfect success and given entire satisfaction. The great distinguishing features of this Furnace, are its Simplicity of Construction, the pci feet sale guards against the passage of Dust and deleterious coal gases into the rooms warmed bv it. l'ho beat radiating surfaces arc made of B iler Iron, rivited together in the same manuer as Srca n i oilers, an not a particle ol gas or dust can p ss through. The original of this Furnace was constructed three years ago by Dr. Nic ols, for private use, as a safeguard against those infractions of the mwr of health to which he himself as we'l as others were subjected by •he use cf Hot Air Fu naces. Dr Nichols savs with j three years use ol my Furnace I am satisfied that no deleterious gases or duBt can flow into the rooms trom it. In the NICHOLS WROUGHT IRON FURNA'E, I we have a coal burning device much cheaper rhan any Steam Apparatus, less troublesome, one which supplies air as pure and healthful as that Horn Steam or hot water, ft does away with all the seri ous objections which have er luted against Hot Air Furnaces and its sanitary advai tages are such os to commend it to the attention ; f all intelligent House owners and heads of Faml.ies. O. M. & D. W. NAHil. Portland, July, 1873. jy28dtf Ilttl'KUVJKW ‘weed Sewing Machine! The BEST Family Ma chine in the WORLD. Al go, General Agent for Mine. DEJIOREST’S RELIABLE PATTERNS. S. W. EATON, 13 Free St., jy26-3m POBTI.AND_ CHAMPAGNE. JUST RECEIVED FROM REIMS, FRANCE, IN QUARTS AND PINTS, For sale at No. 146 Exchange Street by the im porter, II. PEYRET. aug9 3m ~ RARE CHANCE! FOR SALE ! STOCK and fixtures of a Grocery and Provision j Store on a l a ing thoroughfare, doing a good , business. Also, Hotse, Jump-seat Express Wagon, and 11 mess. Will be sold cheap if called lor soon. I as the owner is about to leave the city. Enquire of CHAS. SAMPSON, Gaboon Block. All persons indebted to the some please call and settle. jy28tf 1 Railroad Sleepers lor Sale by the Cargo. Delivered here or any point. J. S. ROBERTS, 191 COWUERCSAL, STREET. jumo tt Cheapest Book Store IN THE UNITED STATES. LARGEST stock in the Stare and lowest prices. rt-lso some Farms and Timber Land wiihout ree aru tocost. Call soon for this Fall we shall “goSouin with the birds.” ALBERT COLBY & SOiNS, jyl7dtf 119 Exchange St., Portland, Me. MISCELLANEOUS. Proposals for Sea Walls, Dredging in Bouton Harbor, Filling a Parcel of Mouth Bo.inn Finn, and for the PurrhnNe of »uch Partel. Commonwealth of ilIa«aachuiielUt( Office of the Board o# Harbor ) Commissioners, No.8 Pemberton square, > Boston, July 17tb, 1873. ) SEALED PROPOSALS will be received at this of fice until WEDNfc DAT, August 20th. 1873, a 12 o’clock noon, for enclosing with Bea walls and filling a parcel f the Commouwealto’s flats in South Bos- j ton, situated at the juction of the motn aud Fort Poiut Chan nel, in Bo*:on Harbor, bounded south west by flats of the Boston Wharf Company, and soul h^ ut by flats sold of the Boston and Albany Rail road Company, and containing about one million square feet, more or less, as followp: 1. For about 700 lineal feet of light sea wall on Fort Point Channel. For about 1300 feet oi heavv sea wall on Fort Point Channel and the main ch. hnel. 3. For tilling said parcel to grade 13, with mater ial dredged by the contractor from the mouth of Fort l ojnt Channel and irom a portion of Boston Harbor which Is to be dr dged uniformly to a depth of 23 feet at mean low water. 4. For filling saidpnrcel with good clean gravel from grade 13 to grade 16, 5. For the whole work of building said sea wall end filling said parcel as aforesaid on or before Octo ber 1st.. 1876. The above work must be done according to plans and specifications to be seen or furnished at this office between the hours of nine o’clock in the forenoon aud twelve o’clock noon. The contractor w ill bear quired to give a satisfac tory guaranty that lie will execute a contract accord ing to his proposals, and to give satisfactory bonds forthe iaithful performance of his contract. The Legislature of Massachusetts has appropriated four hundred thousand dollars towards the above specified sea wab and filling, but na contract will be made binding the Commonwealth for any more of said work than can be . aid for by appropriations ol the ‘Legislature, under the laws of the Common wealth. Proposals for Purchase. Sealed proposals will be also-received as aforesaid ftfr the purchase of the whole or any portion of s .id parcel of Hats for cash; the purchaser to bui d said sea-wall and do said tilling according to said plans and specifications, ami to perform allthe obligations ot the Commonwealth to the City of Boston in re lation to said parcel under the Indenture of Four Parts made between the said Commonwealth, the Boston and Albany Railroad Company, the Boston Wharf Company, and the City of Boston, dated June 23d, 1873. The right to reject any and all proposals is reserved by the Board of Harbor Commissi on er-, and tbeir ac ceptance is subject to the approval of the Governor and Council. Proposals must be endorsed “Proposals in relation to the Niutb B. ston Flats.” sealed up and directed to the chairman of the Board. For the Board of Harbor Commissioners. Jy22dt Sep 12 JOSIAH QUiNCY, Chairman. HENRY CLEWS & CoT 32 WALL STREET. MEW YORK, Oiler for sale a limited number of the FIRST MORTGAGE 7 PER CENT, CON’i VERTIBLE SINKING FUND GOLD BONDS — OF THE — Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Min nesota Railway Line. At 90 and accrued Interest in currency. At which price they yield over 9 per cent., and are strongly recommended as a Safe and Profitable Investment* This Railway is a corporation organized under the laws of the State ot Iowa, which is the most prosper ous State in the Northwest, being the only State in the Union FREE from debt. The Minnesota Di vision, running from Burlington, Iowa, to Austin, Minnesota, a distance of 200 miles, was completed in February, 1872, and earned during that year an av erage of $83,000 j»er month, being a monthly increase of $35,000 on the earnings of 1871. The earnings for 187.3 are estimated to exceed $1,500,000, or more than $125,000 per month. The > ilwaukee Division, from Cedar Rapids to Postville. on the Milwaukee aDd St. Paul Railroad, a distance of 110miles, passes through one of the richest sections of the State of Iowa, and furnishing an outlet to Milwaukee and the lakes. Tie Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Minnesota Railway bonds have been admitted to the New York Stock Exchange, and are doily dealt in and quoted on the official lists, thus furnishing dealers an advantage enjoyed by few of the new issues of Rail wav Bonds. The entire loan has been sold, except about $300, 000, which we now offer, to close it out. All marketable securities taken in er.cbange at cur rent prices, without commission. For sale in Portland by Bobt. A. Bird, 97 Exchange Street. ap26dtf Those Baked Beans. THOSE BAKED BEANS — WHICH — W. C. COBB is selling BY THE QUART, at his Bakery, NOS. 28 & 30 PEARL STREET, ha7e been tested and proncamced GOOD I Now if you wish to try them, yon ran by sending 1 n your ordor have them bronght right from the over, to your door any morning during the week. Or. if i y.,u «ay you want them Sabbath mm niug (as is the ! custom) Mr. Cobb will have a fresh lot ready which he will send you Saturday evening. Then by rut ting them In your own ovi n you can find them there at breakfast time aud save the unpleasant task of rising before you are ready aud hurrying to the bak ery. 1*. 8.—Take some choice BROWN BREAD with them or nob at you like. apt5 _tf Imperishable Fragrance. MURRAY & LANMAN’S CELEBRATED FLORIDA WATER, The richest, most lasting, yet most delicate of al perfumes, for use on tne HA JiDttSBC HIEF, AT THE TOILET, AND IN THE BATH. As there are imitations and counterfeits, always ask for the Flordia Water which has on the bottle, on the label, and on the pamphlet, the names of HURRAY &• IjANiflAN, without v Inch mne in genuinejyl oldauHd23w Providence Wringer. k-r^PROYID ENC E^. p— (StTAL JOUKML CASlj^g1^ & [ Moulton ROLLS, Mont Durable; Double Spinal COGS, K.iNifnt Working Furred CLAMP, Holds Firmest. PROVIDENCE TOOL CO., ProvMence, R. I. J. H. WORK, Agent, 44 BroaA ntreel, Ronton, IVIann. junll tleowly THE NATIONAL SPRING BED." Tlie best and cheapest, SPRING BED In the world. One Mattress saved. We have on hand a splendid stock o/ Walnut Chamber Sets and Parlor Suits of our own manufacture, and will warrant every piece. We are using the best Steel Springs in our Parlor Suits. Our men all work by the day. Buy direct from the manufacturer and save one profit. Geo. A. Whitney & Co ITIamitoctiirerft of Furni'nre, No. 46 Exchange Street, atig23-lm Below Xiddle 8t. WATCHES, Chronometers and Clocks, Of Foreign anil American Make, Spectacles and Jewelry, ,A_t 54 Exchange Si> -BY WJI. SENTER, AGENT for the Superior Waltham Wtttehe*. which maintain their well earned reputation for timekeeping and reasonable price. In c verj • vari ety of gold and silver cases—open face and liu nters Kev winders and stem winders. myl2-d9mo For Sale by E. A. Joy, Fluent Block, opposite N<*w City Hull, Portia nd Main.*. aul3 3m THE PBESS. TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 26,1873. Notes of a Trip to Halifax.-No.il. To the Editor of the Portland Press. When I was a boy, Halifax had a bad repu tation in the States. Then there were many soldiers and sailors who had been carried there during the war of 1812-15, as prisoners of war. who were crowded together in close apartments and badly fed. They coupled the town with another worse place of punish ment. The boys had a suggestive distich which ran thus: “Hill, Hell, and Halifax Ail begins with A.” So I started with a prejudice against the Nova Scotia capital. Halifax is not a very old city—it was begun nearly simultaneously with British rule in the lower provinces. It was founded in 1749 by the Lords of Trade, and was named in com pliment to George Montague, Lord of Halifax then at the head of the board. The scheme for the establishment of the town is said to have originated with the people of Massachu setts, who in calling the attention of the Gov ernment to the encroachments of the French on the territory of “Acadia’' suggested the ne cessity as well as the great commercial advan tages to be derived from such an undertaking. The harbor had previously been called “Che bucto,’’ and was chosen for the new capital. rneueet sent out to commence the settle ment consisted of 111 transports carrying 2.400 passengers, and a sloop of war brought the governor—the city was laid out and the lots drawn for. The streets are at right angles. The Falmouth arrived according to arrange ment, about midnight, and early on the 13lh I was out to see the sighls. On my way to the market place I saw a par'.y of U. S. sail ors with ’Powhattan” on their caps, and en quired of one about his ship. He poiuted to her, a saucy looking steam frigate anchored in the stream, and said she arrived yesterday from Norfolk, Va., and two other vessels of the Atlantic squadron were daily expected. He theu led me across the stieet to the police station to see two of his shipmates in the lock up, for a disturbance. Within an open door with iron bars were the men, with bad rents in their shirts and pants, arguing with a policeman about being releas ed. One says“how can you blame us tor get t ng a little balmy where whiskey is so plenty and so eheap: we will not be able to get any when we get to Maine,” “5Tes” says mv guide to me, extending his bands to add force to his words—“you can get as drunk as a lord here for ten cents.” I said a word in favor of the release of the men, and on passing that way soon aftei I found the room empty. I proceeded to the landing of the ferry boats from Dartmouth on the opposite shore. All the market carts cross here—the largest part of them are driven by women with occasion ally a boy or girl with them. They are all poorly dressed, like the emigrants which we see land from the British steamers. The carts are filled with scrubby looking vegetables, berries, green peas all shelled, fowl tied in pairs alive—pint bottles of cream, turnip tops for greens, tied in bunches. One womau had seme bunches of lresh spearmint, and the way a red faced man gobbl- d the entire lot was suggestive of mint juleps. 1 made the acquaintance of one woman and her boy who had a load of small, pinched veg etables. She said that they had come niue miles and that it would take nearly half her load to pay the fare at the ferry,—“25 cents each way and ten cents t« put the horse out of the way of flies—that’s just three shill ings.” A shopman enquired the price of half a dozen b ^achbirds belonging to the boy. He said twenty-five cents; I asked him if ho killed them at one shot—be replied, “we don’t shoot ’em, we snares ’em.” One lazy looking fellow bad a dump cart full of nice large potatoes on top of which he sat smok ing. The load was drawu by a small ox with a piece of joist strapped to his horns; it had a ring and staple in each end to receive the long shafts. The fish market, close by, is a building whose floor is a sloping platform, where the fisii are landed. A woman with short skirts, heavy shoes, and a close hood, had a large pile of cod and haddock, on a wide ben -h, at which she stood cleaning the fish and throw ing the offal into the shoal water, where a large pile had collected—it was a disgusting sight. The fish are very fine and fresh—very large fresh mackerel are sold from barrows for three cents each. The meat market is xot very attractive; they have fine mutton aud lambs but they are brought to market with their heads on. One great attraction to a stranger in Hali fax is the dock yard with a straight stone wall on the street nearly half a nnie long and perhaps filtern feet'higb, capped with a Mar row twro sided shingle roof. It lias several gates. Near the principal entrance are these inscriptions on separate stones “G. R. 1770.” a..d “V. R. rebuilt 1844.” On a a stone at the landing-stairs is the fol lowing: “Here H. R. n. the Prince of Wales landed July 30, 1800.” So it seems the peo ple of Portland did not appreciate the honor conferred on their city by the Prince, who embarked from their docks a few weeks later —“they made no signhut the grand salute from the guns of his whole fleet when he stepped uppon the deck of the “Hero” ami the royal standard went up to the mast head like a rocket, is a thing not to bd forgotten— it was the first time the royal standard of Eng land had been unfilled in the United States. The flag ship of Capt. Nicholson is the “Royal Alfred” an iron-clad ram after the style of the “Monarch’ which brought the Peabody remains to Portl ind, but far inferior to that vessel as a sea-going ship. She is of 4000 tous and 13 years old. A tew days ago Yice Admiral Fanshawe and the naval offi cers at Halifax gave a hall on board the Royal Alfred to the countess olDuflerin, wife of the Governor General of the Dominion. The main deck was transposed into a ball and sup per room. An old receiving ship here is a cu riosty—i’.ie old frigate “Pyramis,” pierced for 28 guns, she, with four others on the stocks, were taken at the battle of Copenhagen in 1S09. She was taken, down, carried to England and re-built. She has the old style, high poop, two tiers of large stern windows, and quarter galleries, She has been moored here forty years. A Large dock yard tug has just started with the sailors of the three men of war in port and their lady iriends for a picnic at McMab’s island. The party numbers 000, filling the tug aud a large launch at the stern, all under the command of a lioyish sub-lieutenant ol the Royal Alfred with a long sword. They did not show him much respect. A large green tree is lashed to the mast-head and they have the R. A.s band. It is a jolly party. W. G. Windiiam, Aug. 21. [Max Adder in the Saturday Evening Post.] The Persecution of Jones. _ We have no other authority for it than Jones nimspii, amt mt-ieiuiv u»u«vt .j* for its truthfulness. Jones told us that he was persecuted nearly to death some time ago by a sewing machine agent, who wanted him to make a purchase. Unable at last to endure the persistence of the man, Jones says he bought a diving bell, and went out 400 miles from land and descended two miles into the ocean to spend a lev. days in peace. He had hardly touched the bottom when he saw the sewing machine .ran coming down in the diver's armor, carrying with him a shuttle feed and sixty stiong testimonials to the merits of his button-hole attachment. Jones informs us that he suddenly rose to the surface and prepared to sail home; but just as the ship anchor was being hauled over the side, it fell and upset the cook’s caboose, scattering the live coals in the powder maga zine. This caused a terrific explosion, and Mr. Jones was blown four m les upward into the air. (This is Jones’ statement, remember). Just as he began to come down, he met the sewing machine so’icitator coming up in a balloon, with a bucketful of samples of the lock-stitch and a model of his patent reversi ble liemmer. When Jones fell he was picked up, and be sailed straight for home. As the yessel drew near the dock, Jones perceived the agent standing on the wharf, waiting for him with a “noiseless, button-hole attach ment.” (We thought all button-holes were necessarily noiseless; but Jones is responsi ble.) Thereupon Jones hid himself in the cabin, and instructed the captain to say to the agent that he, Jones, had died of yellow fev er on the voyage. When rhe sewing-machine man heard this, he seized the copy of a cer tificate from a clergyman’s wife, and then blew out his brains with a pistol, evidently determined to follow Jones into the next world, and sell him a machine at all hazards. We give this for what it is worth. We only know thaf Jones was educated by his parents to believe that it is wicked to tell a lie. Professor Gardner, a distincuished soap peddler, w is recently mentioned by the Hart ford Post, as “the chronic nusance of Con necticut,” and the professor considers that his character has been damaged lo the extent of $1,000, and has sued for a soaperific in that sum. We dare uot think of the damages if (he professor’s soap bad been mentioned in that reckless manner. His trouble would have been laid at 8100,000 at the very least, and the libel wouldn’t have washed for a cent less. Heolnsy of the Northwest Part of SI tine. [A paper contributed to tbe A. A. A. 8. By C. \V. Hitchcock and J. H. Huntington.] The country alluded to in thiscomniunication is bounded on the east by Moosehead Luke, on the north by the west branch of the Penobscot River, on the west by the wa'er shed between the Kennebec and Chaudiere rivers, or the boundary between the United States aud the Dominion of Canada, on the south and south west by Dead River. It is partly Paleozoic, with an abundance of fossils.aud partly lioznic. It is of special interest because it is the district where the fossiliferous rooks ere limited (in passing towards the While Mountains from the <!nlf of St Lawrence) by the older strata. It has been siif poseu by many that these Devo nian fossiliferous strata -nissed by gradual inet amorpbism into c.-ys 'due rocks and that tho 'gneiss of New England are to he regarded as altered Pale zoic. The sequel will show that this position is not tenable—soporea can be judged from the rocks of this district. The fossiliferous rooks of tins section wore first pointed out by Dr. Jackson, who studied them particularly in tbe vicinity of Purlin Pond. He mentions a locality half a mile north of Par lin Pond where be discovered a great number and variety of impressions in a bed of grawacke. H speaks of them a ; the most perfect easts of mari ne fossils that he bad ever seen. He seeins to have 'ieen lead to the discovery by the nu merous boulders that are centered from this lo cality as far north as the outer island of Penob scot Bay in the mouth of the Keuuebec. Dr. Jackson passed over Moosehead Lake, then lie followed Moose river up lo the Canada road, which is some thirty miles from the Lake, there he weut Southward, after he had explored the country northward to the Canada line. In passing up Moose river he crossed the fossilifer ous strata diagonally, lie noticed obscure fos sils iu the rocks at Lake Brassua and these are the i nly fossils lie observed on Moose river, or on the lakes that are expansions mi this stream. | If Dr. Jackson did not see ail that is to be I seen, if he did notdefiue the position of deflnily, j we must rememlicr tnatgeology was a very dif ferent thing thirty-seven yearsago from v. hat I t is to-day. .in one oi us wnen engaged on me geological survey of Maine traversed hastily Moosehead Lake, then westward to the boun dary, and the Canada road from the Forks to the Cliaudiere. The upper section showed two HuriiDlau areas overlaid l>y two hands of clay slates ! latter most likely of upper sil iri auga;. ine other, the Canada rock, exhibited at first strata, most likely u >er Silurian age (possil ’y HnroniuD) overlaid by a baud of tbe red sandstone—to the west ot which ap peareu first granite ledges, then the upper Silurians strata, followed by the iluruiiiau again extending into Canada. The numerous fossils obtained at the first visit were named Ly Billings of Montreal, who recuguized them to be Onsaanv sandstone. Sul sequent Iv the find ing of the Faeoides Camda Salli, made us be lieve the representatives of the Camda Salli girt Moosehead Lake. In the hope of gainingsome additional knowl edge of the rocks of this section narticulurly in determining their extreme limit! I spent a few weeks late last autumn in traversiug the coun try from Moosehead Lake westward. Standing on .he summit of Mt. Kiuneo ai d looking tow ard the southwest, we see a high ridge that was almost paral'el with Moose river. This ridge is composed of a rock similar to that of Mt. Kinnco. It has berm described as a bluish hornstone or fliot, bit. it seems rather to be a lelsite and although cut by many joiuts which makes the stratification very obscure, yet it ap pears to have a northwesterly dip. On the west shore of Lake Iirassau, probably two miles from the southern extremity of tile lake, there is air outcrop of a dark colored shale and immediate ly north, there is another outcrop of felsite. If we follow the line ol the strike of the felsite of I Lake Bressau, four miles S. W. of Purlin Poud, i we find Bald Mt. with tbe ridges running \V and X E to be composed of arxk similar to that of Mt. Kiuneo. So it is possible that the rock may be „continuous between these two points. The shore! about the inlet of Lake Brassna are low, and Noisy Kiver, the stream, is quite sluggish uutil after you pass the little Braasua. Perhaps three-fourths of a mile above this lake the stream becomi s rapid, and outcrops of rock are frequent. The rock is a ferrui"iuious sand stoue cut by numerous joints, and tbe strata dipS20°l£ 10°. Tbe fossils are quite numer ous and some of them very distiuct. The fol lowing are tbe genera; Avricula, tncdiolopsis, orthis, leptogcelia flabellites, spirifer, fucoid. For the next three miles the rock is a light brown sandstone, very hard, and in this we dul not see any fossils. At the mouth of Stony Brook, a point some two miles from LougPond, . we found another fossiliferous band ot ruck. There tbe sandstone is compact, but it frequent ly contains fragments of slate an inch or mure across. Thus it is evident that this rock is newer than the slates on either side. T edip of the rock here is S 31° K 2°. The fossils are not so numerous as in some other places, but they seem tube more generally distributed through the rock. This is the only locality where the coral ureas is fouDd. From this poiut to Long Pond the outcrop is the same light, compact brown sandstone that wc liad seen in several places between tbe little lira .sun and tbe month of S ony Brook. Long Pond is nine miles in length, and is the longest of the nu merous sheets of water which are expansions of Moose Kiver. It varies in width from a quarter to a half mile. The first outcrop of rock on the south shore contains coucretious of iron py rites, but no fossils. About half way up the lake tbe strata run diagonally across, and there are several outcrops of nick at some distance from the shore. Here there are a few fossils, but as they are on the ierpendicular lace ot the ledges it ts impossible to obtain specimens by ordinary appliances; yet it gives ns the means of the exact dip of the strata. Six miles from the outlet on too South shore there is unite an extensive outcrop ot roru ana nn auuudaocc of fossils. The dipot' the strata here is 8 20°,E 55°. The sandstone is of a lighter color than that which is generally fouud farther east, aud tlie strata dip at a greater angle. The fossuiferous portion of the rock is more argillaceous than the non-fossi!iferoiis. Goiug south across the strata of mountain brook, a stream running east from Owl’s Head, there arc a few fossils but rather indistinct The dip of rock here is S 1(1° E10°. Iu the i southeast coiner of Long Pond township, near Mud Pond, fossils are abundant. Tbe dip is N 6°, \V3°. Tlie rock generally is of a brown ish -gray color, and nearly everywhere cut by joints; so that v here there are no fossils it is impossible to tell certainly the dip. Taking the fossil where the rock begins to dip north as the middle of the axis we have the thickness 28*0ft. The rock northwest of the sandstone is in geueral an argillaceous schist, and dips to ward the sandstone with little or no Tncon [ fnrniability. If we follow Mocse Hirer above here we shall find a granite gneiss. The first outcrop is ou an island near the outlet of Wood Poad. The foss.Is from Parlin Pond are stio pliomeua maguiflea, orthis musculosa, ryach onella oblata, reusseleria oroides, leptoemlia liabellites, snirfera arricta aud pyxidata,modin lopsis, cyitodonta, avicnla. murckUouia, ortbo ceras, aud dalmanites epicra.es. SECTION FROM LAKE MEGANTIC TO LEXINGTON. The topography; of the country from the Lake Megt to Lexiugton though uowiiere very rema mle, possesses some points of Interest. Historically it is of nole as t! route pursued by Avoid in his expedition to Quebec in the autumn of 1775. That pan of I lie route from Eustis to Lake Megantic is known only to lum bermen aud nappers, and previous ,o our visit last autumn the section, except the western border of Lake Megantic, has never been stud ied with reference to its geology. Lake ule gantic is some sixteen miles iu length and from two to five aud a half ill width. With the exception of a settlement at the east eud there are only primeval forests with some openings made by the lumbermen and the tires. In tbe vicinity hills rise in gentle undulations covered for the most part with a h avy growth of spruce, fir, maple or birch. Southward tin* hd’s rise to o.- n-it-yii Jioicbts. The mountain ridge forms a water-shell separating me waters <>t ...2 re nee from .hose of the sou.h and formiug the boundary of the States. Two large streams. Victoria on the northwest and Arnold on the southeast, flow into the lake. The outlet, the Cbaudiere, is ou the northeast, a mile and a half from tlie northern extremity. On the Ar nold and its tributary, the Spider, the shores are low for several miles. The Spider widens into bread sheets of water, the most prominent of which arc Rush and Spider lakes. Ac the head ot of Spider river the gap iu the water-shed is lower than elsewhere for many miles on ei ther side. Here was a depot of supplies during the boundary smvey in 1844-5. 'ibe height of tlie maple and birch trees on land cleared then is from twenty to twenty-five feet. Tlie out look northward is apparently over an unlimited forest, six or seven miles southward obstructed by a range of high hills. Immediately south of the water-shed we cauie into Maine to tlie head waters of Ilggd River. Some four aud a half miles from the water shed are t.iree branches that unite to form this stream. From Rush Lake passing over the boundary into Maine, net more than a mile anil a ipiarter from the height ot land, is a sheet of water nearly a mile in length, known as Arnold's Pond; the outlet of which is tbe middle blanch. Along the north umucu, wnicn ris< s opposite me mourn or Spider River are sevi ral bo^s, one of which is a mile and a half in lei gth. Here the stream wid ens so that boating is practicable to within two and one half miles of Spicer River, where there is sufficient depth of water to float a *‘birrh.’* These branches of Dead River with their nu merous lakes arc Included in a great basin, am! the stream breaks through this basin in its southern border at ibe chain of lakes, which la an expansion of Dead River >ome seven or eight miles in length a ml at its greatest width iH‘r haps a littb* more than a mile. Half way down the lakes there is a high mountain ridge, much higher than the inonutam sheets between Dead atid Spider Rivers. Along the south shore the rocks form precipitous heights, but on the north the rise is more gradual, net there are many jutting cliffs far up the side of the mountain. At the outlet there is a high ridge tlmt extends along the south side of the stream; but on the north the ridge recedes quite a distance from it. From the chain of 'nkesthe stream,except i< ra short distance, for sixty miles,is tonable At the long falls there is a carry of a mile,t hen dead wa ter for five miles to the great fa11s,and from this point continuously rapid to the forks of the Kennebec. A targe part of Rust's. Flags:aff and Dead River plantation is included in a great basin entirely suirotinded by mountains. On the >onth is Mount bigelow, a mountain ridge extending teu mil. east and west. When it reaches K. 11 it sweeps round to the north through L, 11, the same range. Then the