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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS
ESTABLISHED JUNE 23, 1862. YOL. 12. PORTLAND WEDNESDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 24, 1873. TERMS *8.00 PER ANXLMIN ADYANCE. I THF. PORTLAND DAILY PRESS FublUihed every day (Sundays excepted) by the PORTLAND PLRLIHllINCiS CO., At 109 KxonAKOE St. Portiajsd. Tfbms; Eivbt Dollar, a Year In advance. To mail subscribers Seven Dollarx a Year IT paid In ad vance. THE lAEKBATE PRESS Is published every Thursday Morning at $2 50 a year, if paid iu advance, at $2 00 a year. Kates op Advertising : One inch of space, •ngth of column, constitutes a “square.” $i 50 per square dailv first week; 75 cents per w>ek after; three insertions, or less, f 1 00; continu ing every other day after first week, 50 ceuts. Half square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one week. $1 00; 50 cents per week after. Special Notices, oue third additional. Under head of “Amusements,” and “AUCTION Salfs”, f2 00 per square per week; three insertions or less $1 50. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State Pbkss” (which has a large circulation in every part of the State) for $1 00 per square lor first insertion, and 50 cents per square for each subsequent inser tion. Address all communications to PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO. $cfr (t* xp xjl ^rl HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE Who paid an exorbitant price lor Holiday Goods! last year foun l to their chagrin and dissatisfaction that the same gift*, equal in style anJ quality, were to bo found iu profusiou at toe Eureka Dollar Store. But “live and learn” is the mot to of Ihe world, and thi year they wnl know better, for at the “Eureka” is to be found one of the Finest Assortments of Holiday Gifts for Old and Young to be Seen Fast of Boston for THE PRICE, CONSISTING OF Vases, Toilet Sets, Silver Glass Ware, Glass Sets, etc., in New, Choice and Rich Designs, KID GLOVES, SLIPPER PATTERNS, CHROMOS, ENGRAVINGS, STEREOSCOPES, VIEWS,' BOOK RACKS, BRACKETS, CLOCKS, ALBUMS, VIOLINS, CONCERTINAS, Tbo Largest Stork of Toy, in the city, and hun dreds of oibcr ai itcles that we haven't time to men tion. Come in and cee us whether you buy or not. H, LIN FIELD & CO., 384 CONGRESS STREET, dclC Opposite Preble House. X-M AS PRESENTS Cheaper than Ever. The LARGEST STOCK in the State To Select from, consisting of FINE WATCHES, In Gold and Silver Cases, Stem and Key Winders. Of Swiss and American Manufacture. RICH JEWELRY. (ALL THE NEW STYLES.) SILVER & PLATED WARE, In new and elegant designs, and of the best manu facture. FRENCH CLOCKS (IMPORTED EXPRESSLY FOR ME.) BRONZES, VASES, OPERA GLASSES, RUSSIA LEATHER FANS, AND FANCY GOODS. CALL AND EXAMINE. ABNER LOWELL, 155 Middle St. decl8-tf _ THE HOLIDAYS! Are near at hand and the longer the bnying of Presents is delayed the more difficult their selection becomes. Before yon decide what to purchase, we invite yon to examine the fine stock of Cabinet and Parlor Organs at the wareroom of Small & Knight, MAN UFACTUR ERS . 154 EXCHANGE STREET, They have new and pleasing designs of Cas s, and for beauty of tone and tini-hj the ins^rnments are nnequnled; and are sold at prkes to suit the Lines, either for cas-h. or on installments. del2d2w Grand Opening — OF — Christmas Presents ON MONDAY — AT — 94 EXCHANGE STREET, C. HAY, Jr., & CO., COMPRISING Gold nod S’lrer Watch*'*, Gold Chain*. Gold Closer HiiiS*, T'bimblrai, Charms. Pidi.flilrer Thimble*. Gold Stud*, Sleeve Hutton* Silver Finn Kmrrs. do Napkin Hiiis*? Opera Gln*ne*, Writing «e*k*. Work Bvxe*, Watch Stand*, Drr* ia t Cn»e* Toil* > Srt'N, Vi**e*, Work aland*. Work Ba*kctn, Travelling Basket*. La die*’;»:»«! Genin’ »* nllei*, Bracket*. Ro**k ius Horsti, SIciIh, Gunse*, Hook*, Are. Our stock ol Tons is to numerous io men;ion which Is laiger tfak veur than ever, and prices lower. We have a laige Block of ihusc $1.00 Flower Pot Stan'ffi. del3<ll25 500 OVERCOATS — AND — REEFERS, — OF A — FAILED STOCK OF CLOTHING, Inst receive! from New York, which I guarantee to s Hat ictaila’ I.OWER CKIIK8 than can bo obtainetl in any Wboletalc Clothing House in Rostcn or Now York, at New York Clothing Stire, 171 ForeSt., J. F. SISK. no!2 AMerry,Happy Sleigh Ride »t»S ft sVBiBfi* CHA.TII-I T in splendid BtyV, ami will holn himself in readiness at the sho*t e*t notice to wait upon parties on the most reasona ble terms. Also would pav if you want a Nobby team, single or double, At, go to 4 GREEN STREET, REAR CITY HOTEL, W. ROBINSON, del7d2w PROPRIETOR. If you want Fare Sugar Candies for Christmas, at prices per Pouud: 20, 25, *0, 35, 40 A 50 «ts. You can got It at J. D. SAWYER’S, 117 EXCHANGE STREE. del adlw Absolute biyobcebobtaineo FROM COURTS of diderent Slates fr.rdeser tion,S c No pnlicity required. No charge until <11 Vorcc grante<1. Address, __ _ M. HOUSE, Attorney, 194 Brodway, N. Y. no22 MISCELLANEOUS. NEW BOOK STORK 120 Middle Street. Under the Falmouth. I am now prepared to offer for examination and sale a stock of Books, Stationery, — AND — FANCY ARTICLES, . • •*’.1 I"' s *): i * ft; ri tT in Quality second to none in this city | I wi'l call special attention to my line of CHOICE STATIONERY — AND — WRITING DESKS. LIBRARY IKES A SPECIALTY ! - ALSO - Ladies' Work Boxes, Ladies’ and dents’ Dressing Caves, l’ortmounaies, Odor Cases, Statuettes, Ac., Ac, Ac. I have also, I think, the finest variety of Bibles and Prayer Books to be tonnd East of Boston, including such as are u -etl in the CATHOLIC CHURCH. Also a large assortment of Chromos, Stereoscopes and Stereo scopic Views. F’loiogfiapb Al bums, Holiday Gift Books, sinsly and in lots, Chil dren's Games, Ac. I do not pretend that I have the “largest and best selected stock ever bronebt into Portland.” neither do I claim to have bought my goods “lower thau anv other natty” could have done, but I do say that my stock is Entirely Fresli and New ! and selected with snreial reference to the wants of those who desire FIRST CLASS ARTICLES. I have bought for C A. S II, and on the SAME TERMS will sell as low as a similar class of goods can be purchased elsewhere. I shall be plea c 1 to see my friends and the public generally, and promise them prompt and Careiul at tention. FRANK H. COFFIN. Portland. Dec. 20, 1873. tf Schumacher Brothers would respectfully invite the attention of the public to their stock of FINE ART GOODS - FOB THE — Uoliday_ Trade. "We have just opened some cases of BEAUTIFUL SWISS CARTING of our own importations, which we shall sell very low. We have an immeuse stock tf PICTURES & FRAMES IN ALL DESIRABLE STYLES. FINE ORNAMENTS —IJT BRONZE, PARIAN. TERRA COTTA, ALABASTER, AND MARBLE, Black Walnut Easels, Brackets, WALL POCKETS, Ac., n great variety and in new and beautiful patterns and unique in finish. A very choice assortment of STEREOSCOPIC GOODS — AND — MANY OTHER FINE THINGS. which we shall be HArrr to show o^it customers. With our inci eased facial lies for MANUFACTURING FRAMES we feel confident that we can meet the requirements of ad. We have recently employed gilders tom New York, who do such work as tan only be ob taiued in the large cities. PLEASE CALL AND SEE US — AT — 5 DEEBIiVG BLOCK. del6 2w MARKED DOWN ! DOWN! DOWN ! IS THE TRY OF THE TIMES. H. TALBOT & CO., Not to be outdone in selling Goods in their line cheat*, are offering th- ir large stock of TRIMMINGS at a lieavj dincouut. In fact almost at customers’ own prices. GIMPS. FRINGES, ORNAMENTS, BUTTONS, BRAIDS, VELVETS, Ac. They murt be closed otit before THE 1st OF JANUARY. Enilir*’ n-ri Children*. Endrrwrnr, Ho. oierj nod tdtvn, Hnud knit nud woven Worau d Good*, Holi day Good*. All at a bigdiscotint. EVClose buyers ol Goods, Ibis is your opportunity. Call at NO. 6 Clapp’s Block, AND SEE GOODS AND PRICES. H. TALBOT & CO., dcO cltt jjTlTdTT" G OODS S WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. DAVIS & CO. del6 ___ ~MRS. eT. CLOUGH, COR. OF FREE dE CENTER STS., Has a flue assortment of Useful and Fancy Articles for the Holt-lay unde, which will be Bold as low as can be bought in this city. E6““Stami>ing, pinking and machine Stitching done to order. de9d3w MISCELLANEOUS. LOOK. LOOK. DOWN GOES THE PRICES TO THE BOTTOM. BRIGGS & CO., 305 Congress Street, OFFER THEIR "Whole Stock UNTIL JANUARY 1st, AT COST. We have one ol tbe BEST STOCK OF GOODS In the City. and w« shall do as we say, sell at • i COST AND LESS. WE HAVE THE BEST STOCK — OF — HOSIERY % AND SMALL WARES In the State, and we shall and do after the WHOLE AT COST. We mean business, and if you will come and bring your money, you can have goods at GKEAT BARGAINS. HOLIDAY GOODS. You can have them at YOUR OWN PRICE, for we shall close them out at SOME PRICE. Don’t Forget the Number, 305 Congress St., Between Brown and Casco Streets. BRIGGS & CO. declrtdtf 1873 Christmas 1873 C. II. LAiVISOY, 77 MIDDLE ST, oflers at lowest prices his stock of AMERICAN ana IMPORTED WATCHES Id Gold and Silver Cases. Every Watch warranted to give good satisfaction. .Solid Gold Opera, Gnard, Leontine and Vest FIIAINS. Sets of Jewe rv, Stone. Seal and Engraved FINGER RINGS. Gold Sleeve Bnttons, Studs, Pins and Brace lets. Opera Glasses of all Styles and Prices. Stereoscope*. Teie.-copes and Magnify ing Olas-es Silver Cake Baskets, Cas tors. Napkin Rings, Fruit Knives, &c. Call and examine. C. H. LAMSCN, 77 Middle Street, near Post Office. dc21tf. FOR THE HOLIDAY TRADE. Crm be tound at Geo. A. Whitney & Co. 46 EXCHANGE STREET, a splendid assortment of goods suitable for Christmas Presents! EASY CHAIRS. RECEPTION CHAIRS, and FOLDING 0 .AIRS. BRACK CIS, WALL POCK ETS, SLI PPF.R POCKETS. IUWEL RACKS. OT TOMANS. PIANO STOOLS. PARLOR DESKS, WORK TABLES, BOUQUET STANDS, EIBLE STANDS, MUSIC RACKS. ALSO, THE I.AKOE8T NTOCK ''V FUBltl. TUBE IN MAINE, Nearly all of our own manufactuie, which we sbal sell as Lsw a. the '.oven. I^“Our motto Isl “Not to be un-et snld,” Geo. A.Whitney & Co. Ko.46Fxchange St. _ dccl82w Forest City Belle. THIS favorite crart (formerly Enterprise) having been remodelled and greatly improved, and fitted up iu the best possible siyie, is now ready at short notice, and on reasonable terms, FOR SLEIGHING PARTIES, in Town or out, by day or evening:, with good horfes and careful driver. All who may favor us with theiir patronage will be sure of the best pdssible attention. Iu fart, we h ve anything in the Livery line, from a nice single bitch to six in band. Good Hacks furnished lor all occasions in any num ber. Forest City Stable, 451 Congress Street. VERNALD & SAWVKR. de!7WK&Mtf For the Holidays! Confectionery Emporium — for — CHRISTMAS & NEW TEAR. Call and see our fresh, large and attractive stock of Candies & Confectionery, Toys, Fancy Boxes, Nats of all Kinds. tFErfr, thing Drlicioualy Freak, ^i GEORGE HUDSON, No. 357 Congress St., dei8__2w THE TRIUMPH WASHER. Don’t buy a Washer till you have tested the beet, will, h is now on exhibition at No. 3 United States Hotel Hnllding. PRICK $3,00, All Machines warranted to do the work well or the money refuuded. Age at* Wanted. de23dtf W. H. JRURCH, Gen. Agent. MISCELLANEOUS. CLOTHING. Immense Stock of Clothing FROM BOSTON — MUST BE SOLD — IX 15 BAYS, — at;— G.EDWIN DYER’S ISO. 169 FORE ST. Overcoats, 830, for 8(8 “ 25, “ IS “ ao, “ io “ 15, “ 8 “ IO, “ 5 Reefers, 815, for 813 “ 15, “ 9 “ 9, “ 6 “ 6, “ 4 BOYS’ SUITS, All Wool, ONLY $5.00. All Wool Pants and Tests, $6.00. 300 PAIRS OF PANTS, AT $1.50 EACH, — AT — G. Edwin Dyer’s, NO. 196 FORE ST. del8 ' dtt CHRISTMAS 1873! FRENCH CHAMBER SETS, $4.00 THE LOWEST PRICE EVERKIOWN — AT — Hooper, Eaton & Co., — DEALERS IN — Good Children, AT 60 CENTS EACH, — AND g EVERYTHING ELSE — IN THE — House Furnishing Line! — AT — EQUALLY LOW PRICES. — AT — Hooper, Eaton & Co., OLD POST OFFICE, 123 EXCHANGE ST. dell HOLIDAY GOODS! CALL W. C. Sawyer & Co., 22 Market Square And see their large and extensive stock of Housekeeping and Holiday GOODS. WIO HAVE Flower Stands,Flower Pots, Rustic Wire and Flower Baskets, Ac., To Please the Ladies. Sleds, Carts, Horses, Shovels, Ac., To Please the Boys, And Most Everything Else To Pleas© the Rest of Mankind and His IN'eigh'bor. 137“ Call and see us as we are bound to sell low em ugh to pleuse all. . dc20-lt Ladies of Limited Means Can Use Economy by Learning to list Madame Tobcy’s Cele brated IXL Chart, Thus enabling ihemselves to fit any garment in a fe y moments at a tilting expense and saving the vexa ion ot teng pa* off “till to-morrow” bv their dress-makers, (no disrespect to the sisterhood). Far the Small Bn ef 93.00 we teach the art af cutting and furnish a Chart. We are always pleased to show the Chart and explain itB high meiits, even if vie do not sell. General Agency, 161 MIDDLE ST. Ladles out of employment will And it greatly to their advantage to engage with us as Toxn or Coun ty Agents. flflanchard & Burns. dc!9f • Those in want of the above will find a t—> ® good a ssortment at BROOK ’ BAH- “ 2N KKv.No. 70 Brackett »t. Also ally Q kinds of Cakes and Pastry of the first quail- 5 ty, which I soil low for cash. ft w — 2. g FLOUR ! FLOUR! g* n Any family who is In want cf a barrel pg w of good Flour (which is a luxury to any ^ housewife) will bud the same at ^ •| Brooks* bakery, « S NO. 79 BRACKETT ST. !T s « ft-qF.O.W.H.BROOKS.S HOLIDAY GOODS. Those in pursuit of Gift Goods, for Christmas & New Years Are invited to examine our stock of Foreign & American Watches, Chains, Jewelry, Silver and Plated Ware, Ac., Ac. GERRISH & PEARSO\. dei7d2w THE LADIES Will be Interested to Know tbat a Nice Place to have ITndcr-Clotb* lag made in a dainty and Substantial Banner is at Blanchard A Burns, ROOMS, 161 HUDDLE STREET. Also Infants Wardrobe* made by skilful fingers, at low rates and at short notice. WANTED, four apprentices; tottose executing woi k neatl v and rapidly,]] b-ral wages given during ap prenticeship.and cons'am employment after learning. Apply In person at Blau chan I & Burns Dress and Cloak Making Emporium, 161 Middle Street. dclDtf Bookkeeper. A FIRST Claes double entry BOCK KEEPER will be at liberty after <iau. 1st. 1874, to make an en gagement. Wholesale businet-s prefered; can give best of recommendations from present emplovers. del6dtf Address BOX 1822. MISCELLANEOUS. HORATIO STAPLES —OF— 78 Middle Street, RISES TO EXPLAIN. I have a few special ob jects of interest to which I wish to call the attention of all who intend giving themselves a feeling of sat isfaction, by making a few presents on Christmas to their friends,—Presents that,while inexpensive, are sensible and in good taste. Now nothing is more ac ceptable as a Christmas present to a lady or gen tleman than a set of 1-2 dozen Fine Hand kerchiefs IN A PRETTY BOX. £ have on my counters an abun dance of them. They were bought cheap, and will be sold at a small profit, not at cost nor any snch nonsense. Then another Present that al ways brings ont the remark, “Why this is just what I hove been wishing for,” is a a good PORTMOYYAIE. I hare a perfect assortment of I them, from a Lilliputian one for the Baby to the finest Russia Leather Purse fit for a King, in cluding the old fashioned Calf skin that last a hundred years to a aay. Ladies’ sets of Collars and Cuffs are always in order. I hare a full line of Ladies’ KID MITTENS, LINED, ALSO — Ladies’ Kid & Buck Gaunt lets trimmed with Fur and lined. WORSTED JACKETS FOR LA DIES AND CBILDREN, CLOUDS, GAITERS, and all kinds 01 Worsted Goods. Prerions to this exposition of CHRISTMAS GOODS and in order to make more room to exhibit them, I propose to run off at 25 Cents per Yard a large stock ot Fine Dress Goods in choice colors and good quality. In anticipation of the snre rise in Cotton Goods, inclnding Prints, I have laid in a large stock which will be sold at PANIC PRIECS ! Don’t buy a yard of Sheeting nntil yon have seen my Extra Heavy Lawrence XX brand at 12 1-2 Cents But the piide of my Stock is my splendid bargains in BLACK SILKS. HORATIO STAPLES 78 Middle Street, BOYD BLOCK. dell oed2w MISCELLANEOUS. SPECIAL SALE OF WINTER CLOAKS. DWIGHT C. GOLDER & CO., 4 2A 1ST 13 5 FREE STREET. GREAT BARGAINS IN Ladies’ Cloaks & Jackets. We shall offer ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19th, 1 2 5 of onr Newest and most Desirable Winter Garments at $15. These are Garments that we have been selling from $18.50 to $22.50, consisting of English Walking Jackets, Ladies En glish Coats, Dollmans and full Cloaks. 2 5 Ladies Suits in Alpaca, Brilliantine and Poplins. Ladies will find these greater bargains than will be offered again this season, A SMALL LOT OF CLOAKS IN DOLLMAN PATTERNS AT 012, OUR FORHER PRICE 015. del 3 dtf CLOTHING! There seems to be considerable Blow ing .among the Cloth ing Dealers, Bnt we think the most of it is a hnmbng. We would jnst ask. the candid people of Portlad d and vicinity to call on W. A. DURAN, 170 FORE STREET FOOT OF EXCHANGE, where they will find one of the VERY BEST STOCKS — OF — CLOTHING -AND — GENTLEMEN ’8 Furnishing Goods ! in this city. We buy our goods as cheap as any other party, and will sell them as low as the lowest. Call and see a man that will not soft soap you, but sell yon good Goods at low prices. W. A. DURAN, 170 Fore, foot of Exchange Street. de22tt 11 MARKET SQUARE 11 LOOK HERE! AN IMMENSE STOCK OF BOOTS AND SHOES, which must be sold at once, Regardlegg of Cost ! This Stock embraces a fall as sortment of seasonable Goods of every variety, and includes a fall line of Slippers, bought expressly for the Holiday trade, and will be sold for CASH AT A GREAT REDUCTION FROM FORMER PRICES. Call before purchasing and be satisfied that tills is no humbug. 11 MARKETSQUARE 11 GOLDTH WAITE’S Boot and Shoe Depot. de23 If GRAiHD BENEFIT! A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR ALL ! BRIGGS & CO., 305 Congress Street, are selling Goods so CHEAP that it enables every one to obtain a Christmas and New Year’s GIFT! We shall continue to sell i ! at very m LOW PRICES - UNTIL - I JANUARY 1st. We have the Best Stoch in the city, and we will do as we say, give every one a chance to obtain a GIFT at a very LOW PRICE. OUR STORE IS Between Brown and Casco Streets. BRIGGS & CO. dec22 tf | Imperishable Fragrance. MURRAY & LAYMAN’S | CELEBRATED FLORIDA WATER, The richest, most lasting, yet most delicate ol al perfumes, fur use on tne HANDKERCHIEF, AT THE TOIJLET, AND IN THE BATD. As there are Imitations and counterfeits, always ask fur flic Florida Water which has on the bottle, on the label, and on the pamphlet, the names ol IfKJRRAY A LANiRAIf, without v Well n«ne in genuine jyl old au8(123w EVERY YAN KEE BOY WANTS A POCKET KNIFE — FOB — A CHRISTMAS PRESENT You cau tin 1 the best assortment J. R. Lunt & Co.'s, 348 Congress Street, ile23 ONE DOOR BELOW OAK. lw Christmas and New Years SLIPPERS, to be made up, should h« btsiujht in rw fh order to give u» time to make ail iliat eon*. Otal*’ anil Ladles’ Bools of nil tlescrip tijs untie to .tl.n.nre. Repairing neatly and prowptlydono _ uo21eodi»tf «• «• the PRESS. WEDNESDAY Morsisw, DEC. 24. 1871 Gossip and Gleanings. Dr. Johnson says, ‘'That though not fond of music, of all noises he thinks music the least disagreeable.” The mother of a large family was one day asked the number of her childien; “La me,1’ she replied, rocking to and fro, “I’ve got fourteen mostly boys and girls.” Why are the Cuban volunteers like Nel son ? Because the last thing he did was t die for his country, and that is the last thing they would dc. Teacher—“Jessie Brown, how often have I told you not to be late ?” Jessie—“Which you have, Miss. But, Loll I’ve bad such a job with my ’air!” The reason an u’-chin gave for being late at school, was, that the boy in the next house was going to have a dressing down with a 'jed cord, and he wanted to hear him howl. Two cute lawyer. Are like two eawyore; Tie one il -tli |.ull, tie other throat, And as the object's rent asun ter, Botwo *n the one at top and t’o.her under Down comes the dust. Ono of the ladies of the Brooklyn Art Re ception last week wore a black silk dress, the skirt of which was trimmed with thirty small ruffles! and yet Ihc acme of felicity was denied her. In Geniesee county, N. Y.,ttae gentle-mind ed rustics cover turnips with butter, and sell the vegetables at the price of their coating per pound; around Louisvil'e, the simple bu colics use stones instead of tnrnips. It will be a p.otean actor who will bear out this announcement in an Illinois paper: ‘•The citizens of Freeport, on the 12th inst., will have an opportunity of witnessing Rom eo and Juliet, by one of the first stars of the country.” Old gent—“You don't mean to tell me, waiter, that youcau’t give me a too h-pick.” Waiter “Well, sir, we used to kepp ’em, bat the gents almost invariably took ’em away when they'd done with ’em.” Jones wants to know what women will in vent next, His wife has spent the greater part of last month in getting up “preserved Autumn leaves.” Jones told her. that now she had got ’em herself, for he would be blow ed if ever he would touch a mouthful of’em. Governor Fenner, absenting himself from church on fast day. was told by Dr. Wavland that he did not obey his own proclamation. “Yes, I do,” he replied; “I tell the people to meet in their usual places of worship. Mini is at home.” Geueral Spinner is going to Florida for bis health. If he should cbanco “to slip these larthly trammels,” an infinite host of sur vivors will cherish the consoling thought, that his s'gnature has been embalmed in mil lions of American pocket books. L/> n?re in tno- nnst. tno mouldy old crutt, Oi’ Nell Bachelor lately Husulioven; Wlio hub skilled in tbe a.t», of pies, padding* and larts, And kucw every turn of tbe oven. Whrn slic’d lived tong enough. To m ike l:er last puff, A null by her liusbun 1 much praised; Lo! here she doth I e. and mukea a «»irt pie, In boiies that her cm si may be raised. We’re Deaf. It is getting colder; this may be no news to many readers, but it was brought to my mind by the fact that the an nual array ot canvassers, for everyt. ing, from a book to a buttonhole cutter, have again commenced their raids upon the pub lic. They are ladies this year, many ol them, at all events the last cue that called ou us was a lady. She wished to dispose of a hook She was alone in this world and bad no one to whom sbe could turn tor sympathy or assistance, hence we should buy her book. She was un married and bad no manly heart into which she could pour her sufferings, therefore we ought to invest ia her book. She had re ceived a liberal education, and could talk French like a native; we could not, in con sequence pay her less than two dollars for a book. We bad listened attentively and here broke In with— “What did you say? We’re deaf,” She stalled in a loud voice and went through her rigmarole. When she had fin ished. we went and get a roll of paper and made it into a speaking trun pet, placed one end to o\ir ear and told her to proceed. She nearly broke a blood vessel iu her effort to make herself heard. Sbe commenced: “I am alone in this world—” “It d esn’t make the slightest difference to us. We arc husband and lather. Bigamy is not allowed in ibis State. We are not e igi ble to proposals.” “Oh, what a fool the man is,” she said In a low tone; then at the top of her voice. "I don’t want to marry you; I want to sell a book.’’ The last sentence was howled. • “We don’t want a c- ok,’’ we blandly re marked, “our wile does the cooking, and she wouldn t allow as good looking a woman as you to stay iu the house five minutes. She is very jealous.” She looked at us in despair. Gathering ! er robes about her, giving us a gl ,nce ol contempt, she exclaimed: “I do believe if a three hundred pounder was let off alongside ol that deaf fool’s head, he’d lliiuk somebody was knocking at tbe door.” Slinging h»rsclf out, slamming tbe door, she walked dovvu the stairs with a vehem ence that called every one in the Chicago stoe i to the door. When she was gone, we indulged in a demoniac laugh. SLe isn t likely to sell us a book any .rorc. Life in a Monitor. Life in a monitor is not the most delightful and all officers dread to be ordered to one. Nevertheless, our monitors have generally made all trips sate'y upou which they ventur ed, and have stood the shuck of battle, as we.l as that of s.ornt, very well. Officers who have served and sailed on them say that they ate very comfortable, but this statement is taken with many grams of salt by others, who sus p. ct that those who thus report are some thing in the situation of the fox who lost bis tail. The general impression is (and any one who examines them will see enough to justi fy the opinion) that on a monitor there is not room enough to swing a cat; that they ara very damp when not Hooded; they are ill ventilated when at sea; that there is no light except artificial, and that there are other dis comforts. I am told that when any one lias made a voyage on a moultur (which is gener ally under water when moving, except in the smoothest sea), ho comes np with a com plexion ol the most ghastly pallor, which he docs not easily get rid of. All concur, how ever, that a monitor is less dis'urbcd by the motion of the sea than any other vessel, as the waves which strike against the sides of an ordinary ship pass completely over her. Although the dread of service in a monitor is so strong and widespread throughout the navy, vet it is held a poin' ot bouor as well as o’: duty to accept the situation when or dered to it. Still, I hear of resignations on account of orders to serve on monitors—an engineer ordered to the Manhattan (among others) resigning at the frantic entreaties of his wife. The captain's cabin on the Man hattan is a very small and iricgularly shaped cuddy with tiie scantiest ; ccommodatious ot every kind. The other officers are even less well accommodated, and the crew, when there is any, stow themselves away in all sorts of odd nooks of the most contracted character. There is no crew at p-esent on the Manhattan, as none is yet needed. Fond Recollections.—On the evening trau lrom Albany, recen.ly, was a woman houml for .Westlield, who persisted in re questing the atl'able conductor to inform her when Chester was reached. Every time when the conductor pas-ed ibrough the car, he was greeted with. “Please tell me when we get to Chester.” Courteous man though he s even his n»ti,Mice was tin dl.V exhausted, and he po litelv requested the untorluuaie tomale to n^ioJoshe'.ce, as he has heard and would hied her Injunction. Chester was finally reached, and “Chester” was yelled at th • car j,,or. The train again started, aud the con ductor mounted the ear iu which was bn per secutor. “Will you tell me wh«u we get to Chester?” she said. “This is Cueater,” he exclaimed and grasplug the bell rope, he had the train back up to the station.“I'm real glad you obliged me,” said this dauglier of Eve to the exasperated conductor; “My husband used to live here.”—Spiingfield Union.