Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, November 23, 1866, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated November 23, 1866 Page 1
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Halt square, three Insertions or less, 75 cents; one week, $1.00; 50 cents per week alter. Under head of “Amusements,” $2.00net square per week; three insertions or less, $1.50. Special Notices,$1.25 per square lor the first in sertion, aud 25 cents pel square for each subsequent naertiou. Advertisements inserted iu the “Maine State Press” (whieh has a large circulation in C7ery par of the State) for $1.00 per square for first insertion* and 50 cents per square for each subsequent inser tion. ENTERTAINMENTS. DEERING HALL. POHTIYBC.Y THUEII NKJHT8MLV Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nor. 9tt, 97 and 98. THE GREAT CONSOLIDATION! NEWCOMB * ARLINGTON’S MINSTRELS ! Now the Popular Mentation of the JDay! Associated with this talented Corps de Atrique, aro the two best of living Comedians, the Wondrous Her nandez, and Billy Emerson, Comedian, the greatest Song and Dance man in the world. $3T~Six First Class Comedians appear nightly in connection with the other portion ot this grand enter tainment, which will prove to be of an entire new and original character. |y~ Admission—Gallery 35 cents. Reserved Seats 50 cents. Doors open at 7, commence at 8 o’clock. no22dtft_N. D. ROBERTS, Agent. P. Y. M. C. A. COURSE LECTURES SECOND LECTURE BY HON. A. fl. Bullock, Goveruor of Mass., ON Monday Evening, Nov. 26th, —IN THE— STATE STREET CHURCH. JidF^Subject ‘ ‘ The five historic Pei-iods qf America .*» Music appropriate to the place ami occasion previ ous to the lecture. The pews on one side of ike church received until 7^ o’clock for season ticket holders. Season ticket*, $1.60; Evening tickets, 26cents: to he had at H. Packard’s, corner of Congress and Oak streets; Short & Loring’s, corner Free and Center streets; Carter & Dresser’s, Fore street, foot of Ex change; Beyer's Stationery Store, 13 Free St., and at the door. Doors open at 6^o’clock. Lecture 71 o’clock. nov20dljv Theatre, - Leering Hall. Bid well A Browne, Lessees & Managers. ©. E. Wilson, - - Stage Manager. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, AND EVERY EVENING DURING THE WEEK, MR. S, E. BEOWNE, The favorite versatile actor in several of his most popular characters, embodying Fun aud Sentiment Combined ! supported by the full strength of the Superior Lrmatic Company! ty'Full particulars in Daily Program ares. November 21. d4t. WANTED. Agents Wanted! To <*..♦»»» for the cheapen# and the beat selling hook in tiie country. HEfPI.EY'tl HISTORY OF THE GREAT REBELLION! Two volumes complete in one. 1200 Royal Octavo Pages, sold for Five Dollars. B=J5t Many agent* are making from $50 to fclOO tier week canvassing for this work. Sold by subscription only. Sole and exclusive rights given of uncanvansed ter ritory with liberal commissions. For circulars and terms apply to or address J. PAITEN PITCH, Lock Box 1722. No 233$ Congress St., near City Hall, Portland, Maine. no21d3w Wanted. FTVIREE or four thousand dollars for two or three JL years, for which tlio best of security will be giv en. Address Box 2058, Portland Post Office. November 21. dlw* Flour Barrels Wanted. '1NTE Till pay 30 cents each for first class Flour v V Barrels suitable for sugar. LYNCH, BARKER & CO., novl3dtf 139 Commercial street. Wanted. 4 / \ A BUSHELS good Pumpkin Seeds by LUU KENDALL & WHITNEY. Not 13—dim • Agents Wanted. TpOR the ©old Medal Sewing Machine*, ^ In every City and County in the Union. The -St complicated lwo-threa<l machine in the world. Address A. F. JOHNSON & CO. . 6 lmd 334 Washington St. Boston, Mass. Boys Wanted. rWO active, intelligent American Boys. Apply immediately to _oc30dtf CHARLES CUSTIS & CO. Wanted Immediately. / \A Good American, Nova Scotia and Irish Y/V/ Girls todo housework, cook, 4c., in pii lamllics and hotels in this city and country, tions sure. The best wages paid. 50 Girls to work in Factories. .era and others warning men for any work .1 do well to call on us, a? we will supply them free 1 charge. Address or apply at the General Agency Employin' nt Office, 3514 Gongress Street, up stairs. COX & TOWAIiS. septaGdtt late WHITNEY & CO. Agents Wanted / FOR FRAJs'K MOORE’S “ Women of the War," WONDERFULLY FOPULAR ! SO popular has it already become, (not one month yet since its fi&t issue) that hundreds of people are writing for it from all section* of the country. From one City alone, 17$ persons have written lor bis Work,—could not wait for Agents. Four oi Adams’ large size Presses are running on bis Book, and the demand ex.cee<l* our supply. Ex perienced Agents ami others, who possess intelli gence, energy, and perseveranco, ami want Profita ble Employment, will find by engaging in the sale of this Book, all they desire. Many now in the field are meeting with astonishing succeas. For full particulars send for circular. C. A. CHAPIN, Room 9, 214 Free Street, Portland. nov 13 d&wtf LOST AND FOUND. Lost! BETWEEN Brackett St. ami Commercial Wharf. an Old Calf Skin Wallet, containing about £80, The finder will be suitably rewarde d by leaving it at No. 60 Brackett Street. nov 22 d3t« Found AT Western Depot, a small package of money which the owner can have bv appivTng to no20dl w A. KEITH, 13 Free street. OWNERS WANTED! WANTED, OWNERS for the following articles at POLICE OFFICE: Bureau, Bedstead, Tables, Sextant, Charts, Beds and Bedding; Ladies Wearing Apparel, Dishes, &c., lost m the late tiro. nn!6d2w BOARD AND ROOMS. Boarders. *1 Clas- of Boarders can be accommodated Brick Honsc. Fore Street. nov 22 dlw* Board Wanted. •an anti bis wife; private family prc roncca jjiven ana required, W., Portland P. O. no2Qdlw* Board. ' be accommodated with plcaR rd In a small family at 31 Free ?red. nol9dlw* T.ET. suit front room furn rt of the City, to one can Box 42 Poet Of nov 1C tf* **ine. iring and Step House Wharf, issusr NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. CIaOTHIN <i 1 ORIN HAWKES & CO., Having Lukoil tilt- store lately occupioil by MR. C11AS. PERRY, NO. -J»J CONORS AN RTHKKT, Opposite the Preble Reuse, Would invite ibe attention of tbe public to their large and well selected Stock of • Ready-Made Clothing • t . - AND - Purn ishimj Goods l FOB MSN AND HOfH' WCAR, Consisting of Oveicoam, Dress and Sack Coals, Pants and Vests. Also a very fine assortment of FURNISHING GOODS, Under-Bhirts and Drawers, Fancy Wool and White Shirts, Woolen Hosiery and Gloves, Paper Mid Linen Collars, Ac., * Which they will be ploased to show to all in want of Clothing and Furnishing Goods at the I.ovvcst Market Prices. ET- SALAMANDER SAFE FOR SALE. ORIN BABKEN A CO., 292 Congress St, opposite Preble House, no23dlw&w4w . Portland, Me. A Card. Having sold my stock of Clothing and Furnishing Goods to Messrs. Grin Hawkoe & Co., I recommend my former customers to them. no23d2w CHAS. PERRY. U. S. Marshal’s Notice. United States of Amebica, i District of Maine, *s. f PURSUANT to a Monition from tile Hun. Edward Fox, Judge of the United Srates District Court, within and f,r the District of Maine, I hereby give public notice that the following Libel lute been filed in said Court, via:— A Libel against the Emt-T, her Tac kle, Affakkl ami Furniture, in behalf of Mark H. Eaten, Master of the seboonhr Rinalilo, in a muse of collision, civil ami marttimo, as is more particular ly set forth in aaid Libel; and that a hearing thereon will be had nt Portland, ill said District, on Fri day, the Twenty Third day of November cur rent* at eleven o'olock in the forenoon, when and where any persons interested therein mav appear and show cause, if any can be shown, wherSf jre the same should not lie decreed liable to said claim Doted at Portland this twenty-sec, nd day of No vember, A. D. I860. - ' _ F A. QUINBY, nov23 did Deputy U. S. Marshal Diet. M Maine. Hid You Know It ? Gentlemen, you can Save SS Cents, BY HAVING ONE OF THOSE Perfect Fitting Shirt Patterns! Cut from Measure at the Novelty Custom Shirt Factory, Where you can also hare Shirts of all kinds, cnt and made to order, at short notice, ami at Reasonable Prices. W® 1-® C»a*roa* fii«.. no23dti __^ Up-Stair^ Portland. B* Mi PAT'I’EIV A’ CO., Auctiouccrfl, Plumb Htrrat. Special Notice. OF It regular auction sale of Furniture and House hold Goods will stand adjourned fcr one week. But we Shall close out our lull line of Woolens, Linens, Blankets, Quilts and Shawls, and in iaet every article wanted in the dry goods Una wiU not only be oftered, lmt eold by us on Saturday nevt without the least reserve and without regard to we»lher.___novZkLM Trinidad Molasses. 1 ;“iO 5™® QUALITY TRINIDAD J- A " MOLAbbES ibr sale by IdlflfCn, BARKER & CO., novffkltf_I3i) dommord'al Snoct. House for Sale. THE subscriber ofters fiir sale hi» dwclling'Uouse situated near tlie corner of Oxford and WiJniot streets. It is a two and a half story House, thor oughly built, nearly new finished in mortem style. It haj a lawe cistern, ami a pood well of water. An on tlie premises, or W. H. JKRRIS, Real Estate Agent. nov23d2w* G® to Adams A Purinton’s FOE your Honse-fumiahlng Goods of all kinds; Carpetings, and all kinds of Crockery, Glass. Tin, Stone. Earthen) and Wooden Wate, Faper if.-in -: logs, Window Shades, &e, Ac. no23tl3m For Sale, THE fine Lot corner Fore and Deer streets, 68 by 71 teer. Suitable for stores and dwellings. Will be sold on favorable terms. Apply to WM. H. JEUR13, Real Estate Agent. nov’2Sdlw lost? Y'ESTEEDAl morning, n (sutnen, on Congress A Street, near Preble Itonsc. A suitable reward will be paid for its recovery, at Perkin* Caudy Store, two doors above Preble House. nov 23 d3t Boy Wanted. BOY Wanted at J. M. KIMBALL & CO S _no23dtf _Carriage Factory. Private Sale of Furniture At the house No 27 Spring Street, during FRIDAY and SATURDAY, Nov 23 and 21. no23d3t* J. M. ATWOOD. Boots, Shoes and Rubbers manufactured of the best material and workman ship, at prices us Low as t he Lowest, - AT — CHAS. A. RACKLEFF & LO.’S, NO. lie MIDDLE STREET. novl2eodawtf_ opposite the IT. 8. Hotol. MRS. COLBY’S BO WET BOOMS, will be foun ■ al No. 1 Cotton, near Free street, where she oilers the bal nice of her stock, af very low prices. Tiios.iowing bills, will.ionf r a lavor bv calling and settling the same. seplieodtt ’ ih|^”U'Tr3' style of Job work ncaily execute'] at --- “A, Strange Story.”—A young lawyer who has chambers in the Temple, had a nodding ac quaintance with an old gentleman living on the same staircase. The old man was a wealthy old bachelor, and had a place in the country, to which he went tor a week every Easter. His servants had charge oi the place while he was a wav — an old married couple who had liveil with him for twenty-seven years, and were types of the fine Old English domestic. On Easter Tuesday th.) vouug lawyer was astonished to find the okl gentleman on his Temple staircase, and made some remarks about it. The old man asked him into his room, and said he had received a fearful shock. He hail gone down as usual to his country place, had been received with in tense cordiality, had found bis dinner cooked to perfection, and everything a - it hail be, n from the beginning. When the cloth was re moved his fathful butler put his bqttle of port on the table, aad made the customary inquiries f bout master’s health, hoped master was not fatigued by the journey, had enjoyed his cutlet, and so on. Die old gentleman was left alone, his hand was on the neck of the bottle of port, wlien it suddenly flatbed across his mind, “Here I am a lonely old man: no ono cares for me; there is no one here to help mo if anything shonld liap pen to me. What if my old servant and his wife had been cheating and robbing me all the time ? Whnt if they want to get rid of me, and they have poisoned this bottle of wine 7” The idea took hold of him so strongly that he eonld not touch his port. When the man came in again he said he did not feel well, wonld have a cun of tea; no, a glass of water and go to bod. In the morning he rang the hell and no one answered. He got up, found hi« way down stairs; the house was empty, his two iaitnfnl old servants had vanished. And when he came to look further he found that his cellar, which ought to have contained two or three thousand pounds wortu of wine, wasempty, and the bot tle they had brought him Inst night was pois oned.—Cornhill Magazine. Capt. Matne Reid.—The hoys will all read the following paragraph from a London letter with pleasure: An American “captain” who has been a fix ture for many years in England is Capt. Maync ltoid, whose books for boys retain their popu larity. He is au excitable, good-tempered and intelligent man—always vea iy to prove the United States to be the finest country in the universe, and able to “lick” all the rest of the world. Many a sharp fight of words had he with ignorant Englishmen during the rebel lion, and never did his faith in the good cause slackon . He lives iu ease, and derives, I im agine, a handsome fortune faom his work s. —In Savannah, a one-armed Confederate soldier, who sells newspapers, recently sold in a few weeks 1,000 spoiling books. Eight hun dred were bought by freedmen—an inti restiug evidence of their desire to obtain education. LATEST NEWS liY TKLKOKAPH TO THE POUTUND DAILY PHESN. ■ -***-■ I'riilay Morning. November 23, 1366. -- - ----- - : - FBOM WASHINGTON. I __ Notice to Office Seekers, APPOINTMENT OP POSTMAS TERS IN MAINE. Washington, Nov. 22. A public'.lion is made apparently by author ity, In the National Republican of this morn ing that the President is nocecssarily engaged upon important public matters preparatory to the early assembling of Congress, and will have no time until after the meeting of that body, to give the slightest attention to appli cants for office. All such matters ate referred to the heads of the different Departments.— Office seekers and their friends can save them selves much time, labor and expense by acting upon the above hint, and will relieve the Pres ident from the unpleasant necessity of declin ing to entertain and examine their applica tions. Jt is a physical imoastibllity for him to prepare his message and at the same time transact detail business appropriately belong ing to his Cabinet Ministers. The Indian agent publishes to-day proposals for the supply ot Indian ap unity goods for the ensuing year. The place of delivery has been changed from New York to St, Louis, Mo. (EdwardTJnl of New York was appointed to-day Consul to Guatemala. Admiral Dalghren is about leaving Wash ington to assume command of the South Pa cific squadron. The following items of appropriations have just been officially compiled noin acts passed at the late session of Congress: Pensions, $17, 910.000; deficiency for sundry civil expenses, $1,904,514.40; naval sendee, for the year endin° June, 1807, $18,904)067.50; Postoffiee /Depart-1 ment for the year ending June, 1867, $19,679, 500; Military Academy for the year ending June 30,1867, $301,457; fortifications and other works of defense,$1,540,000; completion of pub lic works, $3,G98,047.91; army for the year end ing Juno 30,1867. $48,004.241.83; Legislative, Executive and Judicial expenses lor year end ing June 30,1867, $25,430,459.89; Consular and Diplomatic expenses for year ending June 30, 1807, $1,405,494; Indian Department ior year ending June 30,1867, 8377,853,545; sundry civil expenses for year ending June 30,1867,$701, 312,676; deficiencies tor year ending June 30, 1867, $51.3,100.76; miscellaneous $1,270,563,560, Total, $155,881,781.16. The following bare been appointed l’ostapi, ters: James A. Fairfield, at Kenncbunk, Me.: Charles C. Hobbs, Berwick, Me. FROM CANADA. Appeal for a Sew Trial for the Fe nian Prisoners. ARRIVAL OFTKOOPS. Contributions for the Quebec Suf ferers. . _ . New Yoke, Nov, 22. A Toronto special say* ton suspicious char acters wore arrested yesterday under the habe as corpus act. Tim United Staten government has instruct ed its Consul to appeal for a uow trial tor the condemned Feniau prisoners, which will be done to-day. Large quantities of wins, which were bein ' smuggled across the Canada line, have been seized. ; The condemned Fenian prisoners are to be supplied with one substantial meal each day, tjie United States Consul bearing the expense Of the same. The whole number of British regulars on du ty in Canada, Nov. let, was 14,000. It is supposed that Maj. Dennis will be cash iered for cowardice while in front of the enemy at Iiidgeway. The Heraid’s Toronto dispatch says a large American meeting was held last night. Reso lutions were adopted urging the Canadian peo ple :o accept the terms of annexation offered by the last United States Congress. A large force of troops and detectives have been ordered by the Canadian government to Fort Erie. Mr. McKenzie applted to-day for a new trial or the Feniau prisoners now under sentence of leatli. Touonto. C. W., Nor. 22. The Governmentls directing its nttoiftibn to Ihe re-arming and enuippign oi the volunteer batteries in the Provinces. Ottawa, Nov. 22. Troops are continuing to arrive here by the river steamers. - Montreal, Nov. 22. A cable dispatch announces a contribution of £ 10,000 from Glasgow, for the Quebec relief fund. The Fenian trials commence on the 3d of Deoember at Bedford. Loss of Britj Calniuck, of Portland. ARRIVAL OF THE CREW AT TRIM H AD. Washington, Nov. 22. Our Consul at Trinidad dc Cuba, under date of 12th inst., reports Nov. 1st the loss ofAiner r,an brig Cahnuek of Portland, J. A. Minott, master, and Littlejohn & Chase of Portland, owners, on her way to Trinidad in ballast from Havana. She stranded on Boston Key Reef. The master and entire crew (eight men in all) have reached Trinidad ill safety, bringing with them part of the rigging and other articles saved the wreck. Figlit wilt I be Sioux Indian*.—Mcverc l.ass ■ iiilic-letl on thr Indinus -.V Moil Tragedy. New Y*ork,Nuv. 2?. A Leavenworth special says Lieut. Ames, with a detachment of 2,*i men, encountered a band of 100 Sioux Indians near Fort Sedgwick, and killed 8 and wounded 17, and captured 48 beef cattle, 57 mules, 24 horses, all their ponies and plundered and burned what could not be brought awav. He marched 170 miles in 311 hours, with nothing to eat for men and horses. A mau naiite.l Elgin, liaving a quagrcl with a family office brothers, named Titus, killed two ot them and escaped. Subsequently he was caught by the other brothers and killed. From New Orleans. New Orleans, Nov. 22. Flake’s, Galveston, Bulletin, which sup oar t 3d Gov. Hamilton, Pease and Bell, and is still the organ of the Union party of Texas, comes imt to-day in distinct oppositiou to universal or qualified negro suffrage. The Texas stay law approved by the Gover nor, requires payments in all judgments ren dered before the 1st of January, 1867, be made m four annual installments of oue-fourth each. Senator Doolittle luis returned from Texas en route to Washington. .fieri lug of the* PcmiMyltaiaio Branch of the Freed men’* I'uion f omnii^ion. Phil adelphia, Nov. 22. The Pennsylvania Branch of the Freedmen’s Union Commission held a public meeting at the Academy of Music this evening. Chief Justice Chase presided nnd addressed the meeting at some length, giving the history of the origin and progress of the organization, and earnestly advocating the proposed Consti tutional amendment. Lyman Abbott and oth er distinguished gentlemen also addressed the assembly. Cn-ic of Ntarvaiion at Chicago. New7 York, Nov. 22. A Chicago special says the reds much excite ment caused there by the discovery of a fami ly named Morris starving to death'. The wife says she is a sister of John Morrissey, member at Congress elect, to whom she has appealed for aid in vain. Wishing So it CariTHpoiiilcarc. New YpRK. Nov. 22. The Post's Washington special says General Logan denies the statement that he is in favor of impeaching President Johnson. Mr. Johnson has insinuated that he w’ill make but a few more removals before the meeting of Congress. The Weather. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Nov. 22. It is snowing here; the first of the season. Buffalo. N. Y„ Nov. 22. Snow commenced falling here early this morning and extends west some distance. Excitement in Wall Street. New Yoke, Nov. 22. There has been considerable excitement in , Wall street to-day, and the evening papers re port the stale of feeling in financial circles as , unsettled. New York Item*. New Yohe.Nov. 22. The packet ship Mercury, from Havre Oct. 20th, arrived last, evening. She left with 452 passengers, 34 of whom died on the passage; mostly Germans. Disease not stated. The ves sel is now at quarantine. F. W. Hellon, of Hellon & Co., was yester day re-arrested for complicity with a notorious gamble! of this city named llahcock, for nego tiating the stolen Lord bonds. New develope ments show that I lellon has cashed insny thou sand dollars of the bonds, which he admits hav ing received from Babcock. Suicide, Becker & Co. is one of the houses here that suspended yesterday! having lost heavily in the gold market. A Washington telegram gives evidence die ted by the investigations of the Congressional Retrenchment Committee, that the "Collector at this port makes 840,000 a'year out of the of fice. The steamship Scotland has arrived; news anticipated. In the Superior Court to-day George Count Johannes was non-suited in an action against Horace If. Day, to make the latter individually liable, as stockholder in the Bee Printing Com pany, of Boston, agaiust whom the Count had recovered judgment. The Herald’s New Orleans special says it is rumored an effort will be made to impeach Gov. Welles for attempting to subvert the State Government. Yliaccllancoua Dispatches. Buffalo, N. Y., Nov. 22. A train of cars with crude petroleum took fire on tlie New York and Erie Railroad Tues day, near Adrian. Twelve cars were entirely destroyed. San Francisco, Nov. 21. The Montana Territorial Legislature con vened Nov. 3. Hew Haven, Nov. 22. James Brewster, one of the oldest and most prominent citizens of New Haven, died this morning, aged 78. Louisville, Ky., Nov. 22. A posse of citizens of Franklin, liy., discov ered on Tuesday night on the premises of W. King, a large amount of booty, taken from passengers on the Nashville Railroad, on the night of the 8th. Fortress Monroe, Nov. 22. The tug Fearless from Charleston for Boston went ashore on the 15th iust., on the outer reef off Beaufort, N. C., and was totally wrecked. She was afterwards sold for $400. She was partially insured. Destructive Fires. St. Louis, Nov. 22. The new brick flouring mills and an old frame mill adjoining, containing a large Amount of flour and corn, belonging to Wollen & Kreite, were burned at East St. Louis yesterday. Loss $60,000; insured $30,000, in New York offices. The extensive quartz mill of Davidson & Bardette, near Central City, Col., was recently burned. Loss $100,000. Educating the Frerilraeai. Boston. Nov. 22. A large meeting for the purpose of raising fundi! to carry on the work of educating the Hreedmen, was held by the New England Branch of the Erccdmeu’s Union Commission in the Tremont Temple, last evening. Ad dresses ware made by Ex-Gov. Andrew, Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, George Thompson, of England, and Judge Russell. Fenian Meeting. St. Louis, Nov. 22. At a lai-ge Fenian meeting, held hist even ing, Dan O’Madigan was nominated District Centre subject to the approval of Col. Roberts, and a committee of three was appointed to superintend the organization of Circles for the enrollment of mili tary companies, and a meet ing for that purpose will be held Friday night. Mexirnn Aflhir*. San Francisco, Nov. 21. A letter from President Juarez to the Mexi can Consul, dated Chihuahua, Oct. 15th, says Gen. Aranda had left El Parras to form a junc tion with Gen. Aveza, and attack Durango, which was evacuated by the French and garri soned by Mexican Imperialists. Only little re sistance was expected. From Prorgin. Augusta, Ga., Nov. 22. To-day was observed as a dav of fasting and prayer throughout the State. ‘ There were no mercantile transactions hero or at Savannah. George Meyer, Assistant Assessor, was shot and killed at Blaokville, S. C., by two men named Saunders, who surrendered themselves to the Sheriff. Peuusy-lvattin Ami Slavery .Notirty. Philadelphia, Nov. 22. The annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society commenced to-day.— Mr. Davis read a strongly worded petition praying for the impeachment of President Johnson. Closing of iSic New York Canal*. _ . Albany, Nov. 22. I he Canal Commissioners announce that the canals will be closed on the 12th of December, except the Champlain Canal, which will be closed on the 5th. Reported Rejection of Mediation by Peru.—A letter dated Valparaiso, October 17, in the New York Tribune, says: In the farmer offer of a mediation on the part of the Western powers, Chili, undoubtedly ap peared to advantage. When England and France invited her to make peace—Wore the bombardment'of Valparaiso—she did not hesi tate to enter into negotiations; hut, unfortu nately, the hasty and outrageous bombard ment of this port by the Spanish authorities interposed an invincible obstacle to all honor able arrangement. There is a report here to the effect that Col. Prado, the head of tho Peruvian government, liaa sent an indignant refusal of the mediation, and that the formal rejection has already ar rived here. If this be. true, we may look for another visitation of the Spanish fleet. And, candidly sneaking, if our fortifications here arc not pushed forward with more vigor and dis patch, Valparaiso is but little hotter adapted to resist a bombardment than she was last May. The public opinion with regard to the war here is difficult to analyze^ one thing is cer tain, and that is, that no single newspaper in Chili has yet daied to ask for peace, which would seem to argue a strong public feeling in favor of continuing the war. Commercial in terests here, as elsewhere, naturally tend strongly to peaee, and mike great exertions to influenca public opinion in that way; but the masses, who really constitute the nution, ap parently regard the rise and fall of prices as of little moment compared to the honor of the country. In summing up the considerations on both sides, I am disposed to think that the existing uncertainty regarding the relations between the belligerent powers is likely to continue for some time. Tiie Best Travelling Comp anion.—'“That seat is occupied ,” saida bright-eyed girl at the hotel table to a man was was about to take it. ‘ Occupied!” he growled; “where’s his bag gage?* With a saucy upward look at him, “I am his baggage,” she said. And this brings me to say if you are going a long journey in regions where it is “first come first served,” tin* most desirable piece of baggage you can take with \ ou is not a hat-box or a blanket, but a woman.—If you have none, then marry one, for you are not thorougnly equipped for the road till you do, When dinner is ready you follow in her blessed wake, and are snug ly seated beside her, and exactly opposite the tempting platter ofcliickeus, before the hirsute crowd, womanless as Adam was till lie fell in to a deep sleep, are let in at all. Th. re you are, and there they are. You twain-one, with the two best chairs in the house, served, and smiled on. Look down the table at the un* happy fellows, some of them actually bottom ing the chairs they occupy, and the "arms and hands reaching in every direcfclbn across the table like trie tent icuke of a gigantic poly pus. W lien night cqmes and with it a border tavern, it is not you that shift uneasily from side to side on the bar-room floor. If there is any best bed she gets it and you share it. You follow her into the best car; she is first in the .stage coach and you are too. More than that, a woman koejps you “upon your honor:” you are pretty sure to behave yourself all the way. —Letter from Iotoa. MlflUllI /inido, Mi on || y. Neighbor Telkinton was about six feet and a halt long, and was familiarly known as Talkitten.” His pedal extremities were so well developed that No. 13 boots were 'oo lim ted for his understanding. He was compelled to iurnish aspecial pair of lasts and pay an ex tra price, to protect his foundrtion from the in clement weather. It too several nips of long range whiskey to put “life and metal in his heels;" hut ono cold day. opportunities being favorable, he wpeecd cd in getting aboard and extra suprfy and cam? home in the nighs, very cold, anil very badly fuddled. Mrs. T. and her son, a boy of five or sis years had retired for the night. She observed him enter the room and take a seat before the em bers ami placing one heel on the other toe, settle down to warm and take a quiet nap.— After dozing some time he awoke chill v; the embers wore completely hid from view and seeing his feet mistook them for his little boy. when witn a majestic side wave of the hand, he said: “Stand aside, my little son, and let your poor father warm himself!”

PORTLAND-AND VICINITY. AdveriWmenh To-Day. NEW ADVERTISEMENT COLUMN. Fine Lot for Sale. House for Sale. TriniOatl Molasses—Lynch, Barker * Co. Slum—22% Congress street. Clothing—Orin Hawkcs & Co. Lost—Guinea. Boy Wanted. Private gale of Furniture. Auction Sale—E. M. Palten* Co. U. s. .Marshal's Notice. House 1? urnisliing Goods—Adams & Puriutou. the courts. UNITED STATES CIRCUIT COURT. SEPTEMBER TERM—JUDGE FOX PRESIDING. Thursday.—In the oase of United States v Ja»# Treat, the examination of William Treat, direct and cross, occupied the entile day. UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER’S COURT. WM. H. CLIFFORD, ESQ., COMMISSIONER. Thursday.—George Medamk and William T. Cayven, of Bath, who were before the Commissioner on Wednesday, for carrying on the retail liquor busi ness without taking out the United States Internal Revenue license, recognized in the sum of $800 each, with sureties, for their appearance before the Cum missioner on Monday, December 3d. Amos Mason and MlUrory 3. Smith, of Hollis, whose cnees were stated yesterday, were bound over in the sum of $1,500 each, for their appearance at the United Slates District Court on the first Tuesday of December, G. F. Talbot for Government. Irving W. Parker tor respondents. MUNICIPAL COURT. JUDGE KINGSBURY PRESIDING. Thursday?—The Portland & Kennebec Railroad Company, having suffered severely from larceny of wood from their shed on Canal Street, es]»ecially dur ing and just after the burning of the shed a few weeks ago, del enabled to make an example of the pilferers, for the purpose of deterring others from committing like offenses, and also to save the|property of the cor poration. .Accordingly, Margaret Grumes, Hannah McCarty, Mary Crowley. Barbara McDonough and William Lally, were brought before the Court, charged with larceny of wood belonging to the Company. Messrs. Shepley & Strout appeared for the State, and J. O'Donnell, Esq., for the accused. Lally was dis charged, it being In evidence that he had permission te take some of the charred wood. Pleas of misno mer were entered in some of the other cases; but they did not prevail. Aarbaia McDonough was discharged, she swearing that her son took the wood, while she was absent In BostSu. Grames, McCarthy and Crawley wore ad judged guilty, and were finod $3.17 each. Joseph Cowan, on a search and seizure process, paid $22.26. Market Hall.—Old City Hall, or Market Hd®, as it it now called, has been entiroljr rafc ovated and turned into offices lor the several Departments of the City Government, and they" will all he occupied in a day or two—some of them to-day. This will be the headquarters of the (Sty officials until the City Government building is completed. On the Congress street side of Market Hall the first room is for the Mayor and City Clerk. Here will be held the meetings ot the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. The next room is fitted up for the Board of Common Council, and the two rooms are connected by a door. Beyond the Common Council room is an office for the Board of Engineers of the Fire Department, and still beyond that is another small room which is not appropriated. On the Middle street side of the Hall, the first room is for the Treasurer and Collector and City Auditor. The next one is for the As sessors. The third one is for the City Messen ger and the Truant Officer. The fourth one is for the Civil Engineer. By thus improving the old Hall the city oaves #;T.0e per' year rent, which they have paid for the use of Mechanics’ Hall. After these offices are vacated by the city officials they will com mand a good rent, as they are in such a promi nent central position in the city. Store-Breaking.—The shop of Messrs. Bux ton & Fitz, corner of Cumberland and Chest nut streets, was broken into Wednesday night between 12 and 1 o’clock, by breaking one of the large panes of glass in the comer window, aud entering the shop through it. The rascal who broke the glass cut his left haud, as there were traces of blood where he had felt his way around the counter to the money drawer, and then back again. About five dollars iu curren cy and cents was all that was taken, goods not being the object of the robbers. The neighbors in the house adjoining tho shop beard the ras cals talking on the sidewalk. Lectures.—The lecture ol Rev. Mr. Gage, on Biblical Geography, will be given at the chapel of the State Street Church, thi* eve ning at 7 1-2 o’clock. The lecture is a free one and it must be interesting to all, especially to 8abbsth School teachers. Rev. Mr. Bolles of this city, lectured in Saco Wednesday evening under the auspices of the “York Institute,” having for his subject—“In side and Outside Views of Nature.” The lec ture was highly gratifying to a large and close ly attentive audience. Pearl Street Untversalist Society.—This Society having decided to wind up its affairs, all those accustomed to attend this Church, with their families, are cordially invited to be present at a special social gathering at Me chanics’ Hall, this Friday evening, Nov. 23d, at 7 1-2 o’clock. The Pastor, Rev. J. M. Atwood, is expected to be present. Per Order op the Committee. Clothing.—It will be seen by an advertise ment in another column, that Messrs. O. Hawkes & Co. have taken tbe store formerly occupied by Mr. Charles Perry, No. 293 Con gress street, where they will keep a large and choice selection of clothing and furnishing goods, for men’ll and hoys’ wear, which they can sell at prices that cannot fail to be satisfac tory. Jurobs.—At a special meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, yesterday afternoon, Ambrose Giddings and Charles Trowbridge were drawn as Grand Jurors, and Washington Libby and George S. Sylvester as Petit Jurors for the December term of the United States District Court, which commences its session on the first Tuesday in December Cotjgh Medicine.—One of the best remedies for a cough is Dr. Bascom’s Cough and Croup Syrup. It has been in use in many families in this city for several years, and has been found the most reliable article for a cough in the mar ket. Our experience in its use fully sustains the high recommendations of its friends. Advebtising Agent.—It affords us pleasure to recommend to the press of this State and elsewhere, Messrs. G. P. Rowell & Co., adver tising agents, Boston. We have found them ready to comply with terms of advertising, gentlemanly in their personal intercourse, and prompt in the payment of their bi'ls. Snow.—It commenced snowing soon after 0 o’clock last evening, but the atmosphere was too waun for it to last, and it melted as soon as it reached the earth. It will be noticed by our telegraphic dispatch es that it snowed in some parts of New York yesterday. Aebests.—Officer Gerts yesterday arrested three bovs who have made petty larceny a pro fession. The two oldest were sent to the work house, where they will be kept out of the way of temptation, and have an opportunity to re form and make themselves useful. Base Bale.—The last game of the season will be played on the Eon’s ground to-morrow afternoon. Picked nines from the Eon and Athletic Clubs. This will be a game worth seeing. Attention is invited to the advertisement of Dr. Carpenter, who has had great success in this State in curing diseases of the eye, ear and throat. He will ho at the United States Hotel to-day. Lot for sale corner Fore and Deer streets. See advertisement. --"-~ - g,lw ——■1.. Perseverance Rewarded.—One year ago last August, Deputy Marshal Porter, of Law rence, Mass., had a horse stolen from him. De termined to hunt up the thief and recover the horse, he took it upon himself to accomplish his desire, and a few days since arrested the thief somewhere below Bangor. Learniug from him that he sold the animal in this city, Mr. Porter came here and, yesterday, saw his horse in the street, attached to a wagon. To the great astonishment of the man that had purchased him, Mr. Porter claimed the ani mal and stated how he had been stolen from him. The man gave him up and, last evening, the horse was sent to Boston, on his way to Lawrence. Thus, after a diligent hunt of sixteen months the perseverance of Mr. Porter has been re warded by the recovery of his horse and the arrest of the thief. Something New.—The “Star Self-supplying Mucilage Bottle/’ is the very latest invention which Yankee ingenuity has contrived for sav ing time and trouble in the offloe or coonting rooin. By a contrivance so simple that one wonders nobody ever thought of it before, the mncilage is made to flow out through the brush, thus obviating the neoesaity of taking off the top, as with the old bottles, while tho whole affair is altogether a neater and more agreable object to have on the desk. Short & Loring, Free street, have it for sate. Ocb Stbebtb.—Wo have been requested to call the attention of the proper authorities to the absolute necessity of clearing up Middle Exchange and many other streets aud side walks before the snow (which must soon come) sets in. Leacb, Pai keb & Co., 5 Deering Block, are manufacturing Ladies’ Cloaks for the wholesale and retail trade. All the new books are in the Portland Cir culating Library, 13 Free street, at Geyer’s Stationery store. THIS STATE. TheFaimer says that Col. DeWitt, of Provi dence, R. I., an accomplished engineer, with a. corps of assistants, has been engaged for sever al weeks past in making the preliminary work ing survoys of the Augusta Dam and the terri tory included in the contemplated Sprague purchase. The work is being actively prosecu ted with a view to its completion previous to : the setting in of the winter. If the sale of the | property shall be finally consummated, as it is now confidently believed will be the case,ground will be broken early in the spring, and the work of construction vigorously prosecuted. —The town ot Monmouth, according to the Farmer, is a model place for small manufactor ies. At North Monmouth there are two web bing factories, one peg factory, one Bhovel and hoe handle factor, one hoe and shovel factory. At the Centre, one clothing establishment em ploying about three hundred hands, one shop for the manufacture of mocassins, one foun dry and a sash and blind factory. At East Mon mouth there is a large bonnet manufactory and two manufactories of earthen ware at South Monmouth. —The herring fisheries of eastern Maine have proved highly profitable the presont season, anil the demand for labor in them is so great as to cause agriculture in the vicinity to be much negleoted. Eastport, Lubec, Cutler and the neighboring islands reap a heavy harvest from the fisheries. —The Kennebec Journal says the heavy rain ot last week gave a good freshet to the Ken nebec river and brought down a large number of mill logs, so that the up river region must be left quite clean of logs. —Mr. Nathaniel Davenport, aged 74 years, a resident of Hallowcll, dropped down dead in that place on Monday. Brothers Tbuk.—Our Southern exchanges bring us the most cheering intelligence. Lead ing Virginians are enthusiastic in organizing a State Agricultural Society. A call is made for a meeting of all concerned at Bichmond, on the 20th inst. Railroads return members free. In North Carolina a State Agricultural Society is to be organized at Raleigh on the 27th inst. At New Orleans a great Mechanics’ and Ag ricultural Fair commences on the 20th and continues to the 20tli. All steamers return pas sengers and goods free, even’as far north as Cairo and St. Louis; also, as many as 12 rail roads, some of which are in Iowa, New York and Vermont. On another and kindred subject the South is alive, that is, to a more varied 'industry. They propose to cheat the Government out of the tax on cotton by having it manufactured at home. This tax shall be a blessing in disguise. They can afford to bid high for the labor of fac tory girls from New England, and they say that these girls will be the Sabine women whose children will conquer the world. They see that when they begin to manufacture, emi gration will flow in, and not before. No longer will they look to the Democrats or the Presi dent to savo them. They will save themselves. Instead of trying to reform the North, they will reform the South. These ideas appear ia all the leading South ern papers. There is another subject on which they dwell. They say the day of large farms is past. There can be no successful farming if the owner is not his owu superintendent, if he does not stay in the field from morning till night, and if he does not have as much practi al knowledge as any hand. Forty acres will be as much as any one can manage. When farms are of this size, population will be dense. Then there can be schools and a high state of civilization. The New Orleans Commercial says; “Right or wrong, moral or immoral, just or un just, possible or impossible, we must help our selves.” These are the brightest days the South ever saw. Give ns your hand!—N. Y. Tribune. “The Bear and Ragged Statf.”—Hot ten’s History of Signboards” says: The “Bear and Ragged Staff” is still the sign of an inn at Cnmnor, to which a historic inter est is attached, owing to its connection with the dark tragedy of poor Amy Robsart, who in this very house fell a victim to that stony hearted adventurer, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Sir Walter Scott has introduced the house in the first chapter of “Kennil worth.” The power the Warwick family once enjoyed gave this sign a popularity which has existed to the present day, though the race of old Ncvil, and the kings he made and unmade have each and all passed away. Its heraldic designation has been better preserved than is the case of some other signs; only in one in stance, at Lower Bridge street, Chester, it has been altered into the “Bear and Billot.” Some times the sign of the Bear and Ragged Staff is jocularly spoken of as the Angel and Elute. "Masonic.—The following is a list of officers of Cumberland Lodge, New Gloucester, for the year 1866-7: Geo. H. Goding, Danville, W. M.; Moses Plummer, Pownal, S. W.; Ephraim Hiltpn, New Gloucester, J. W.; Bety. W. Mer rill, New Gloucester, T.; John D. Anderson, Gray, S.; Cyrus Goff, Gray, 8. D.; Edward Cobb, Gray, J. D.; W. George W. Plummer, New Gloucester, S. S.; Win. M. Dow, Gray, J. S.; Daniel Fields, New Gloucester, C.; W, Charles Megquier, New Gloucester, M.; A. M. Nutting,New Gloucester,!. - — A The Freedmen in Florida.—Gen. J. G. Foster, Assistant Commissioner of Freedmen in the district of Florida, reports that there is little change in the feelings evinced toward the freedmen in his district since his last re port; that they are generally kindly and fairly treated, but that sopie cases of barbarous and nnjust conduct have come to his knowledge. At Cedar Keyes and Monticello, it was found necessary to scud detachments of soldiers to assist t"bo officers of the Bureau in performing their duties and protect the loyal refugees and freedmen. There arc many cases of arbitra tion, owing to the approaching close of the working season. Coal.—Some citizens of Norwich, Ct., re cently chartered a schooner to bring a cargo of coal from Philadelphia. The coal urrived a few days sluce, was of excellent quality, weigh ed 2,340 pounds to the ton and was offered to the subscribers at $7.50 per ton. The enter prise was so snucccssful that another cargo lias been ordered. Sunnyside.—The members and friends of the Methodist Charoh ip Cornish, gave their : Minister, Rev. Mr. Jones, a call Tuesday even- I ing and presented him with $260, as a token of ' their regard and friendship. A Visit to AVaili Alhiiumu. A (ate number of the Fortnightly Review has a clever sketch of Walt Whitman, the au thor of some poems which, though utterly ir regular and sometimes indecent, yet eotno so near the sublime that they actually took Mr. Emotion in, on their first appearance, some ten years ago. The sketch is written by Mr. M. D. Conway wrth his usual skill. AVe copy first his account of a visit to the bard, who de clares in his “Leaves of Grass,” with no need less nonsense, “I celebrate myself:” Having occasion to visit New York soon af ter the appearance ot AValt Whitman's book, I was urged by some friends to search him out. It was on a Sunday in midsummer that I jour neyed through the almost interminable anil monotonous streets which stretch out upon • fish-sliaped l’aumanok,” and the direction leal m| to the very last house outward from the grtat city—a small wooden house of two sb .t ies. At my third knock a fi ne looking old lad y open ed the door just enough to eye mo carefully and ask what I wanted. It struck me, after a little, that his mother—foi so she declared herself— was apprehensive that an agent of the police might be after her sou, on account of his au dacious book. At last, howevbr, she pointed to an open common with a central hill, and told me I should find her son. The day was excessively hot, the thermome ter at nearly 100 dog., and the sun blazed down *5 °uly sandy Long Island can the sun bbizc. The common had not a single tree Or shelter, aud it seemed to mo (hat only a very devout fire-worshipper indeed could bo fonnil there on such a day. No human being could I see at first in any direction; but just as I was about to return I saw stretched upon liis buck, ajil gazing up straight at the terrible suu, the man ! was seeking. With his gray clothing, his blue-gray shirt, liis iron-gray hair, his swart sun-burnt taco and bare nock, he lay up oh the brown aud white grass—for the sun had bhrut away its greenness—and was so like the earth upon which he rested that he seemed al most enough a part of it for one to pass by without recognition. I approached him, gave my name and reason for searching him out, aud asked ldm if lio did not find the suu rather hot. “Not at all too lint,” was his reply; aud he confided to me that this was one of his favorite places and attitudes for composing “poems.” He then walked with me to his home, and took me along its narrow Ways to his room. • A small room of about fifteen square feet, with a single window looking out on the bar ren solitudes of the island; a small cot, a wash stand with a little looking-glass hung over it from a tack in the wall, a pine table with pen, •*k and paper on it; an old line* engraving, representing Bacchus, hung on the wall, anil opposite a similar one of Rllenus; these con stituted the visible environment of Walt Whitman. There was not, apparently, a sin gle book in the room. In reply to my oxpres slon of a de3irc to see liis books, he declared that he had very few. i luiino, upon runner inquiry, that he had received only sueh a goo*l English education as every American lad may receive from the public schools, and that he now had access to the libraries of some ot his friends. The books he seemed to know aud love best were the Bi ble, Homer and Shakespeare; these ho owned, and probably had in his pockets whilst wo were talking. He had two studies where he read; one was the top of an oiuuihus, and the other a small mass of saud, then entirely unin habited, out in the ocean, called Coney Island. Many dtws had he passed on that island, as completely alone as Crusoe, lie had no litera ry acquaintance beyond a company of Bohe mians who wrote for the Saturday Press—the organ at that time of all the audacity ot Now lork—whom he now and then met at Plait's lager-beer cellar. He was remarkably taciturn, however, about himself—considering the sublime egotism of his book—and cared only ahont his “Dooms,” of which he reach me one that had not then appeared. 1 could not help suspecting that he must have had masters; but he declared that ke had learned all that lie knew from omnibus drivers, ferry-boat pilots, fif hermen, boatmen, and the men and women of the markets and wharves. These were all inarticulate poets, and he interpreted them. The only distin Sishcd contemporary he had ever met was the v. Henry Ward Beeeher, of Brooslyn, who i visited him. He had, he said, asked Mr. Beecher w hat were his feelings when he heard a man swear; and that gentleman having ad mitted that he felt shocked, he (Whitman) Concluded that he siiil preferred keeping to the boatman for his company. He was at the time a little under forty years of age. His father had been a farmer on Eong Island, and Waft had worked on the larrn in early life. His father was of English, liis mother of Dutch descent, thus giving him the blood of both the races which had settled New York. In his youth he had listened to the preach1 ng of the great Quaker iconoclast, Elias Hicks, ot whom his parents were follow ers; aud I fancy that flicks, than whom few abler men have appeared in any country in modern times, gave the most important contri bution to his education. After leaving his fa ther’s farm he taught school for a short time, then became a printer, and afterwards a car penter. When his first volume appeared he was put ting up frame dwellings ill Brooklyn; the vol £ne was, however, set ill type by his own hand. He had been originally of the Democratic par ^ut when the Fugitive Slave Law was pass ed he found that he was too really democratic for that, and uttered liis declaration of indepen dence in a poem called “Blood-moi'c y "—a po em not found in his works, but which was the first he ever wrote. He confessed to having no talent for industry, aud that his forte was 'loafing and writing poems;” he was poor, but had discovered that he could, on the whole, live magnificently on bread and water. He had travelled through the country as far as New .Orleans, where he ouce edited a paper. But I would find, he said, all ot him—liis life, works and days—in his book; lie had kept nothing back whatever. We passed the remainder of the day roaming or loafing on Staten Island, where wo had shade and many miles of beautiful beach. Whilst wo bathed, I was impressed by a cer tain grandenr about the man, and remembered the picture of Bacchus ou the wall of his room. 1 then perceived that the sun had put a red mask on liis face and neck, aud that his body was a ruddy blond , pure and noble, liis form being at the same time remarkable for tine curves and for that grace of movement which is the flower of shape ly and well-knit bones. His head was oviform in every way; his hair, which was strougiy mixed with gray, was cut close to his head, and, with liis heard, was in strang! contrast to the almost infantine fulness and serenity of his face. This ser. niti, howev er, came from the uuiet light blue 'eyes, and above these there were three or tour deep hor izontal furrows which life had plough'd. The first glow of any kind that I saw ahont him was when he entered the water, which he fair ly hugged with a lover’s enthusiasm. But when he was talking about that which deeply inter ested him, his voice, always gentle and clear, became slow, and his eyelids hod a tendency to decline over his eyes. It was impossible not to feel at every moment the reality of every word and movement of the man, and also the surprising delicacy of one who was even freer with his pen than modest Montaigne. Of a subsequent interview, Mr. Conway gives us tho following acconnt: J. ton ml him on the appointed morning setting type in a Brooklyn printing-office, a pa per from the Democratic Ueview, urgin ' the superiority of Walt Whitmans poetry over that of Tennyson, which he meant to print (as he uid everything, pro and con, in full) in the appendix of his next edition. Ho still had on the workingman's garb, wliirli (he said) lie had been brought up to wear, and now found it an advantage to continue. Nothing could surpass the blond iug of insoU’ ciance with active observation in liis manner as we strolled along the streets. “Look at that tace. he exclaimed once as we paused near the office of the Herald. I looked aud behold a boy of perhaps fifteen years, with certainly a hideous countenance, the face one-sided, and one eye almost hanging out of a villanous low forehead. He had a bundle under liis ana.— ‘There,” s.iid Walt, “is a New York reptile.— There’s poison about his faugs I think.'* We watched him as he looked furtively about, and presently he seemed to see that wo had our eyes on him, and wits skulking off. At that my companion beckoned him, aud after a lit tle time succeeded in bringing him to us, when we found that ho was selling obscene books. At the Tombs prison we went among the prisoners, ami the ennfidenoe aud volubility with which they ran to him to pour out their grievances, as if he were one in authority, was singular. In one man’s case be took a special interest Tim man, pending trial for a slight offence, had been put iuto a very disagreeable and unhealthy place. Hearing his account, \V alt turned about, went straight to the gov ernor of tlu* prison and related the matter— ending thus: In my opinion it is a damned shame. J he governor was at first stunned by tins from an outsider, and one in the dress of a laborer; then ho eyed him from fiend to foot a< if questioning whether to commit him; during which the offender stood eyeing the governor in turn with a severe serenity. Walt triumph ed in this duel of eyeshots, and without anoth er word, the governor called an officer to go and transfer the prisoner to a better room. I have often remembered the oath of Walt Whit man on this occasion, as being one of the most religious utterances I have ever heard. London Society, for November is received and for sale at the bookstore of C. It. Chisholm & Brothers, 307 Congress street. The illustra tions of this number are uncommonly good. A» new novel by Miss Tnomas, entitled “Playing for High Stakes,” will be commenced in this magazine in January. VAK1BTIKN. —Upon being admitted into the Greek Cliureh last mouth tlie Princess Dagmar of Denmark received the nanus of Maria Feodo rowa. On tlie occasion of her marriage the princess promises to present a dowry to each of eight young Danish girls, without fortune, who may }>e married in the course of the next three months. A man and his wite are in the Wisconsin Insane Asylum, both made insane by the death of their only son at Andcrsouville. —It will be gratifying to those who inten.l to visit the great exhibition at Paris next year, to learn that every preparation is beiug made’ to insure their comfort. The perfect of the Seine has bought 400 acres of land near Paris for the accommation of foreigners’ bodies in the event of the reappoarance of the cholera. —Afire-eating Irishman challenged a bar rister, who gratified him by an acceptance.— The duellist being very lame, requested lie might have a prop. “Suppose,” said lie, “I lean against this milostono?” “With pleas ure,' replied the lawyer, on condition that I may lean against the next” This joke settled tlie quarrel. —The Mayor of a town in the west of Fug land, questioning the boys at the ragged schools, asked them what were the pomps and vanities of this wieked world. A little boy said: “The Mayor and corporation goini to ernreh, sir.” ° ^Washington dispatches say Secretary Mc Culloch makes no secret of his opposition to removals from office for political reasons, it Is also understood that the Secretary has assur anecs from the Pro blent that his wishes in this matter wili gouerally he respected. Hon. Hannibal Hamlin has 1 cen invited to preside at the evening banquet which will follow the mass welcome to Congress on the 1st of December. The governors of all the loyal States and the mayors of the principal cities are among the invited guests. —The postal service in tlie e'ovcn seceded •States, which bpfoie the war never paid ex penses, has netted over two hundred thousand dollars profit during the past year. —A man in Lewisburg, Preble county Ohio, having died of delirium tremens, hia wife brought suit for damages against two men of whom ho hail been to buy liquor. The County Court awarded her gVKJ from one of the men, and .<3P0 from the other — lhe New York correspondent of a Western paper exerts himself to describe tlie nose of the Hon. John Morrissey: “It is the quoerest nose I have seen in a long time—perhaps the queer est I have ever seen. It is not Roman, not Grecian, not pug, not aquiline, but appears to me rather like a subjugated pug, reconstruct ed on the Grecian principle.” —A Varis daily gives its readers the follow ing important news: “Wo see that tho Repub lican party in the United States are preparing to impeach President Johnson. The Senate will decide upon the propriety of the impeach ment if it is formally proposed by the Ciiiin ber of Deputies. What is remarkable is that the president of the Senate, Mr. Chase, is a can didate for the coming Presidential election, and will consequently be in direct competition with Johnson.” How THE Gov CHYME N’T GOT INFORMATION from Richmond.—A Richmond correspondent of the New York Times gives the following: The country will remember that during tho winter our Government obtained assurance ot the hopelessness of the rebel cause by com ing into tho possession of tlie testimony of General Lee before a committee of the reb d Congress, which was never reported to tho House except in secret session, if at all. A full history of the manner in which the Gov ernment obtained that information would bo more interesting than any romance, but it is too soon yet to do more than outline it. The evidence of General Leo was taken late in the winter by this committee, and long before the committee bad determined what course they tliouhl pursue—almost before Hie ink was drv upou their notes—the entire statement of the rebel General, word for word, was in tho pos session of President Lincoln at Washington.— lu the room where tlie committee met’was a closet, and from that closet, immediately after adjournment, came the priceless information. the hon e it at once changed hands, and the second party walked leisurely through the streets ot Richmond with it, until upon tlie environs he encountered one of the com mon country carts of this se ction, proceeding with lull ot a newly-killed beef to the rebel lines in Butler s front. No communication that the most lynx-eyed could perceive passed lie tween the man and the cart, but the former gradually changed his direction, and was sism walking back iu the direction whence he came. The cart went on, reached and passed through the rebel camps without molestation, and reached the pickets, where it halted, ns p matter of course. The beof was destined for the house o1 a planter I list beyond the rebel lines, and in plain sight of their outposts, ami about equi-distnnl be tween thousand our own outposts. Those ex planations made, and a careless search of tlie cart made by the rebel sentry, that is, a look into it, the cart proceeded on its way. Juat as it neared the house a small party of our cav airy made a dash at it, and to the utter sur prise of the rebel pickets, who saw the who e a flair, our men only hovered a moment around the cart, then galloped back with one more man than they came with, leaving cart and beef and driver and mule behind them. They did not know it then, hut under the beef was a mail, and the in in hail a package, and tho package contained the statements of Gen Leo before the committee of Congress a few hours before. • In outline, this is how tho thing was done — It may seem strange, hut Lincoln and Grant knew long before many of the highest officials ot the insurgent Government the sworn state ments of their commanders as to the hopeless ness of farther resistance. Knowing that the (.over union t andGrant bad this information ox [cam. many things in connection with the arrival within our lines of Hunter, Stephens and Campbell at tho time of tlie Hampton Uoada conference, which at that time were in explicable. The feat of obtaining this infor mation s unrivalled in the annals of war, and gradually as the facts come to light, it will be found that Grant had ovary day such particu lar information from the rebel capital that he knew what Jeff Davis was talking about each day m the most private of his conversations with his cabinet and members of his Congress. The Amendment in Oregon.—A Portland (Oregon) correspondent of the Han Francisco Bn'letin, gives a curious history of the vicissi tudes of the constitutional amendment in the lower bianch of the Legislature. It will he re membered that the telegraph first informed ns of the ratification of the Amendment by both Houses of the Legislature. Later we learned that two Union members of the House having been unseated, a resolution was adopted by that body declaring that the “ratification of the Amendment did not express the will of the House as it now stands, after being purged of its illegal membeis.” It seems this resolution was passed by 31 Yeas against 23 Nays, one Union member, Mr. Rosenheim of Portland • voting with the Democrats. A few days later, a motion to reconsider the disapproval of the ratification was passed, Mr. Rosenheim return ing to his party, and on October If) a new and final vote on the motion to disapprove the rat ification was taken, and the motion negatived by 3t Yeas against 23 Nays—a strict party vote. Thus Oregon maintains its claim to be one of the States which ratified the Amendment, while Mr. Rosenheim has established for him self an unenviable reputation for imbecility. Rich Men's Sons.—Henry Ward Beecher, in a sermon at Plymouth church last Sunday evening, produced the following picture of rich men's sons: . Men seem ashamed of labor, and often, often yon shall find men have made themselves re spectable in labor, have built up a Ims'iiesa ami amassed a fortune, who turn to their sons and say: “Yon shall never do as T did; you shall load a different life; you shall l>e spared all this.” Oh, these rich men's sods! They aim'to ltyul a life of elegant leisure; and it is a life of einasciil ited idleness and laziness. Like the I>olyp that floats useless and nastv unon the sea, all .jelly, all flabby, no muscle, no tiono—it shuts and opens, and opens and shuts, and sucks in and squirts out again, of no earthly account, influence nr use. Such are these poor tools. Their parents tolled and grew stTong built up their frames of iron ami of bone- ut denying all this to their sous, they <urn them upon the world boneless, museleless simple gristle, and soft at that. What if you do get your time reduced toeighthnurs.and wages in creased to $5, does that educate you? ”