Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, November 26, 1866, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated November 26, 1866 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY P LESS. Established June 23, 1862. Vol. 3. PORTLAND, MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 26, 1866. * Terms Eight Dollars per annum, in advance. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS Is published tvery’day, {Sunday excepted, l at No. I Tiinttrs' xehanno, Commercial Street, Portland, bv N. A. Poster, Proprietor. Terms: —Eight Dollars a year in advanee. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, Is published at the atm place every Thursday inorujug al Jf.ou a year, •» v i rlably in advance. Rates ok Advebtisinu.—One inch ot space, in engt.li oi eoLumu, constitutes a"sdrrare.” Sl.riti per square daily iirst week: 7ft cents per week alter; lliree lnsertion(i, or lem, $k(K); eoutinu nc every orlier day alter first week, 50 rent*. Halt square, three insertions or lo.-s, 73 rents: one week. $ 1.00; 50 rents per week alter. Under head of “Amusements,” $2.00 ner square per week; three insertions or less, $1.50. Special Notices,$1.25 per square for the first in sertion, and 25 cents pel square for each subsequent u eert ion. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State Press” (which has a large circulation in every par ol’the State) for $1.00 per square for first insertion * aud 50 cents per square for each subsequent inser i ion. WANTED. Wanted. THREE or four tliousand dollar, for two or tinea years, for which the beBt of Keeurllwwill bo giv en. Address Box 208*. Portland Post Office. November 21. <Ilw» Flour Barrels Wanted. \\7E will nay 30 cents each for first class Flour » ▼ Barrels su it ablo ftu sugar. LYNCH, BARKER & CO., nov!8dtf 13$ Commercial street. Wanted. 4 BUSHELS goodPnmpkln Seeds by Xv/lJ KENDALL & WHITNEY. Nov 13—dim Agents Wanted. FOR the Ctald Medal Sewins Machine*, In every City and County in the Union. The least complicated two- brea l machine in the world. Address A. F. JOHNSON & CO. Nov, c lmd 334 Washington St. Boston, Mass. Boys Wanted. TWO active, Intelligent American Boys. Apply immediately to ocdOdtf_ CHARLES CUSTI8 & (X). Wanted Immediately. • 4 /A/'A Good American, Nova Scotia and Irish JL VJ VJ Girls to do housework, cook, ^-c., in pri vate iamilies and hotels in this city and country. Situations sure. The best wages paid. A so 50 Girls to work in Factories. Farmers and others wanting men for any work will do well to call on us, as we will supply them free of charge. Address or apply at the General Agency Employment Office, 3511 Congress Street, up stairs. COX £ POWARS. sept26dtl lato W H1TNE Y A OO. Agent# Wanted! To canvass for the cheapest and the best selling book in the country. BEADLEV’li HISTORY OF THE GREAT REBELLIONl Two volumes complete in one. 1200 Royal Octavo Pages, sold for Five Dollars. i3F“Many agents arc making from $50 to $100 per week canvassing for this work. Sold by subscription only. Sole and exclusive rights given of uucanvaseed ter ritory with liberal commissions. For circulars and terms applv to or address J. PATTEN FITCH, Lock Box 1722. No 233* Congress St., near City Hall, Portland, Maine. no2Id3w Agents Wanted t FOB FRANK MOORE’S “ Women of the War,” WONDEEFULLY POPULAR ! SO popular has it already become, (not one month yet since its lirst issue) that hundreds of people are writing for it from all sections of the country. ! Fr°m one City alone, ITJ poisons havo written for this Work,—could not wait for Agents. Foub of Adams’ large size Presses are running on | this Book, and tlie demand exceeds our supply. Ex perienced Agents and others, who possess intelli gence, energy, and perseverance, anu want Protita ble Employment, will had by engaging in the sale of this Book, all they desire. Many nowm the held are meeting with astonishing success. For full particulars semi for circular. C. A. CHAPIN, Room 9, 211 Free Street, Portland. nov 13 d&wtf " "-g*1-1— -g=s-gjg£safe«gag LOST AND FOUND. LOST! EsTERDAY morning, a Guinea, on Confess Street, near Preble House. A suitable reward will bo paid for its recovery, at Porkins Candy Store, two doors above Preble House. nov 23 d3t Found AT Western Depot, a small package of money which the owner can havo by applying to no20dlw A. KEITH, 13 Free street. OWNERS WANTED! WANTED, OWNERS for the following articles at POLICE OFFICE: Bureau, Bedstead, Tables, Sextant, Charts, Beds and Bedding; Julies Wearing Apparel, Dishes, &c., lost in the late lire. nol6d2w BOARD AND ROOMS. Board. A PLEAS ANT Room, with board, suitable for a gentleman and wife, or two single gentlemen, at No 56 Clark street. no24dtf Boarders. A Good Clas of Boarders can be accommodated at 17, Brick House, Fore Street. nov 22 dlw* Board Wanted. BY a'gentleman and Ills wife; private family pre ferred. References given and required, Address A. B. W., Portland P. O._no20dlw* ESCAPED FROM JAIL 1 $300 REWARD I Escaped from the Portland Jail, on the night of the 19th, the following desc ibed persons:— HAnUEL NEVILLE. 27 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, dark complexion, black curly hair, chin whiskers. Had a brown broadcloth coat, grey pants and vest and round top hat. FREDERICK RICHARD*, about 5 foot 9 inches high, of medium build, slightly stooping shoulders, had ou gray sack coat, black vest and pants and broftm neck-tie. He wore a silk beaver hat. CIIARLEil RRAINARD, about 22 years old. six feet high, dark complexion, one eye sightless, and has a heavy swinging gait, of powerful and wiry build. He wore a coat originally dark blue, but now laded to a dull brown; pants and vest dark mixed, new shoes with brass buckles, and an imitation Scotch cap, MELVIN K ENNIS TON, about 6 feet 8* Inches high, pretty stout build, dark complexion, with heavy ami rather sunken black eyes, and thin moustache. Wore short daik coat, pants and vest dark, white bosom shirt, with scarlet nock-tie, and black cloth cap. I offer {he following rewards for their apprehension, or each information as shall ensure their arrest:— For FREDERICK RICHARDS.$100 “ SAMUEL NEVILLE. 100 “ CHARLES BRAINARD. 50 “ MELVIN KENN1STON. 50 GEORGE W. PARKER, Sheri tf and Jailor. Portland, Nov. 20, 1866. nov21d4w IV. T. KILBOItX & CO. Having opened the new store No. 33 Free Street, Are now props red to .uttr their f, lends and tlis public a I.arge, New unit well Aiworted Kiosk of CARPETINGS, CURTAIN GOODS, WATS, And nil Gouda usually found in a C AR PUT STORE. To which we respoctfully invite j our attention. angVotltf _ A. COBB & CO., Successors to F. P. and M, T. helford, at Mrs. M. J. Nichols. U. S. Hotel HAVE received a iot of Treiousse, debt quality, Kid Gloves. Also Zephyr Worsteds, Slippers, Hoods, Hosiery, Ladies’ Under Vests, Corsets, Lin en Setts, plaiii ana emb. Hdkfs., Muslin and Cam. U<lgmg8, I)re,Kfi Buttons, together with all articles in a fir8t class Fancy Goods Store, fheir mends and the public are invited to call and examine them._ nov 7 till Jan. 1,18«T. The Portland Glass Company Are prepared to furnish Rich Cut Dinner and Tea Seta l And all hinds of Cnt Wore suitable for the HOLI DAYS; also GAS SHADES of various patterns— Samples may be seen at their ManuiiuMory. nol7dlm Southern Pine. ABOUT HO M very superior Flooring and Step Boards now lauding at Custom House Wharf, and for sale in lots to suit purchasers. Apply to C. M. DAVIS & CO., 117 Commercial street. Portland, Nov. 21. I860. nov22dtf i&F' Every style of Job work neatly executed at this office. ♦ NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. SOMERS S>EWALL, -AT - NO. S3I CONGRESS STREET, lii ®«" above Cusco Street, would respectfully Invite the attention of the people of Portland and vicinity to the VARIED COLLECTION - L'F - HOLIDAY GOODS! to be found at hie store. The Best Assortment in the City, - AND - THE CHEAPEST PRICES! TOYS OF ALL KINDS! Work Boxes and Desks V! Prang* Meaatlfnl Publication*! Stationery and Toilet Articles t! CUTLERY, And Numerous Other Things! Now is a good time for purchasers of CHRISTMAS GOODSI to call, tor moro tone and attention can be shown them in selecting, than at a more busy season. November 26. dtf Dissolution of Copartnership TUB copartnership heretofore existing under the name of CALVIN EDWARDS * CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. An persons hold ing bills against the firm, are requested to present them tor payment, and those Indebted will please oall and settle at 337 Congress Street. CALVIN EDWARDS. WILLIAM G. TWOMDLT. The subscriber having obtained the fine store No. 837 Congress Str eet, will continue the business, and will keep constantly on hand FlAISTO FORTES from the BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which he can soli at the mannCictnrer’s LOWEST PRICES. Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS. OLD PIANOS taken to exchange. [ IV Ordors for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. WItl. G. TWOKBLT. November 26,1868. dtf J. & C J. BARBOUR, Manufacturers and Retailers of Boots, Shoes and Rubbers, NO. 8 EXCHANGE STREET, PORTLAND, BIB. Ladles’ and Misses’ Serge and Calf Beets. Men’s Fine Calf aad Thick Bools. Bars’, Youths’ aad Children’s Boots and Shoes. Rakber Roots aad Shoes of all binds. OAK AND HEMLOCK BELTING. LACE LEATHER. MOLASSES HOSE, ENGINE HOSE. RUBBER BELTING, RUBBER PACKING. Robber Clothing, Robber Haee. JOHir BARBOUR. 0. J. BARBOUR. E. R. BARBOUR. nov26iltt UuisillBMK BudhlUR' ! LARGE LOT OF Boot?, Shoot and Bobbers for .Sale Cheap! — AT — 114 Rracket! Street, Perllaad, Me., -by CALEB S. SMALL. KEROSENE OIL, best quality, onlv 73 cents per gallon, at 116 Brackett Street, Portland, Me. BEST CLEAR PORK at 18 cents t er pound by the strip, at Caleb S. SnmU’s. BEST BRANDS FAMILY FLOUR cheaper than can be bought at any store on Commercial Street, and delivered at any taonse within two miles. CHOICE and FANCY GROCERIES In any quan tity, all of which will be warranted the best the mar ket affords, cheaper than the cheapest, by. „ CALEB S. SMALL. November 26. d3t iyArgus copy. Wanted-Bnsiness Men IN every County In New England, to receive and fill orders and collect on subscriptions, for the most popular and rapid selling Books and Engrav ings now ottered for sale, including “Lincoln and His Family'■and Washington and IHs Family,'’ matched Engravings, executed by Sartahi, Horn the Great National Paintings by Waugh asul Schusselc, *3.75 each, or |7.50 per pair. Ths new and beautitlil Sacred Engravings bv Sartain, entitled “Prayer” and “Samuel," ami “/'lettwood's Ltfe qf Christ," il lustrated, reviled and enlarged, containing 040 uctavo pages. The sale of our works of art Is immense, without precedent in tlio history of engravings, Experienced canvassers will find it highly advanta geous to examine our publications, which possess su perior merit, and for saleability have no equals. Apply in person, or address' R. H CURRAN, „ 48 Winter Street, Boston, Mass. November 26. lw Livery and Sack Stable FOB SALEl ALL the stock In my stable, Centre Street, will be sold at private sale, during this week, if possi ble, in order to vacate the stable bv the 1st of De cember. The stock comprises fifteen Horses, some of them of the first quality, and all good ones. Also, 7 Top Haggles; 3 Jenny Linds; 3 Carryalls | 3 Open Bifggie*; 3 Wheel nacks; 3 Sleigh Hack*; lO Single aad Doable Sleigh*; 10 Set* Single and Doable Harness ; Robe* and Rlaakrl*. Also, one Tilton & McFarland Sale, and good Office Deck. Persons wishing any of the above stock, would do well to give me a caU. „ J. F. LIBBY. November 26, 1866. dlw Elm Tree Wanted! SEALED proposals to furnish an EliHI TBE£, will be received at the office of the Secretary of the School Committee, Market Hall, until December 15th, 1866, noon. Said Tree to be notless than ten, nor more than fif teen inches in diameter at the but, and of good jiro Snrtions; to be delivered on the High School lot, umberlaml Street, oarly next Spring. For the “Committee on Memorial Tree.” „ , , LEWIS B. SMITH. Portland, Hot. 20.1866. deodtd l5T*8t>r please copy. Ready for Business ! WILLIAM BUOWN, DOBMHLT at 91 Federal street, is now perma 1 nently located at his New Store No. 04 Federal Street, A few doors below Lime street. He is now prepared to attend to the wants of his oumorous customers and the public generally In the way of cleaning and re pairing Clothing of all kinds, and will be attended to with his usual promptness. Also second-hand Clothing for sale at tair prices. novedtf Lost! A CHECK on the First National Bonk, dated No vember 24th, 1880, signed S. J. smith per R. It. Hinkley, for twenty-tive hundrod dollars, pavable to C. S. Clark, Esq. 1'be Under will oblige the owner by leaving the some at the olBce of S. j. Smith, Esq., 270 Commercial Street, November 28. dlw* Sale Wanted. A GOOD second-hand one. Site aHeast 12 by 17 on the bottom, to side. Price low. Address WORTHLY BROS, Brunswick. November 28. dlw Bricks for Sale. Kft /'l/'kf'k 0LD BRICKS and 60 perch of OU,V‘UU Stone tor onle by CALEB SMALL, nov26d3t__114 Brackett street. Wanted. AN active, intelligent boy In a store. CALEB S. SMALL, nov2Gd3t 111 Brackett street. Wanted. A GOOD single second-hand Sleigh and Robes.— Address Box 2163. November 26,1866. dlw Wanted. BY a young Lady a situation as Copyist. Address “W.,” Portland P. O. nov26dlw* Go to Adams A Purinton’s no23d3m ENTERTAINMENTS. I.. A. 11. A. THERE WILL BE A SOCIAL ASSEMBLY! UNDER THE AU8ITOE6 OK THE Irish American Reliof Association, MECHANICS’ HALL, iVediiviMlay JR veiling, Nov. ki8lb, I860. FLOOR MANAGERS. Thomas Parker, James Rooney, J. E. Marshall, Bernard O’Connor, Robert Dow. Musio by Chandler's Qnadrill ) B od, Ticket* ttdniiMiug one Ceutlenmn and two I.adies, ^1,50. Gent’s Gallery Tickets 50 eta. Ladies* 25 cts. !&r CLOTHING CHECKED FREE. ^ Dancing to commence at 8o’clock. No checks from the Gallery. November 2C, 186G. dtd. . There will be a Special Meeting of the Assoeia sioa at the store of M. H. Reddy, 107 Federal Street, this evening, at 71 o’clock. Novoidbcr 26,1866. dlt. DEEBING HALL. P.SITIVliI,V IHIIKI MUHIN OM.Y Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 2o, 27 aail 98. THE GUKAT CONSOLrDATION! NEWCOMB A ARLINGTON’S MINSTRELS ! Now the Popnlar Mentation of the Day! Associated with this talented Corps de Atriquc, are the two best of living Comedians, tbeWondrous Hcr naudoz, and Billy Emerson, Comedian, the greatest Song and Dance man in the world. t3r*Six First Class Comedians appear nightly in connection with tho other portion of this grand enter tahimonf, which will prove to be of an entiro new and original character. fi3?“AdmiesUm—Gallery 35 cents. Reserved Scats 50 cents. Doors open at 7, commence at 8 o’clock. no22dtftN. D. ROBERTS, Agent. P. IT. M. C. Al. COURSE LECTURES SECOND LECTURE BY HON. A. II. Bollock, Governor of Mass., ON Monday Evening, Nov. 26tli, —IN THE— STATE STREET CHURCH. l^ySuttfeet “The five historic Periolsqf America.’ Music appropriate to the place and occasion previ ous to tho lecture. The pews on one side of tho church reserved until 7} o’clockYor season ticket holders. * Season tickets, $1.50; Evening tickets, 25 cents; to be 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; Geyer’s Stationery Store, 13 Free St., and at the door. Doors open at 61 o’clock. Lecture 71 o’clock. n<»v20dnv magazine*. The Galaxy, for December first,is published* and sustains the high reputation alre ady achiev ed by this youthful and vigorous magazine. It brings “Archie Lovell" near it9 conclusion and leaves the story in a painfully interesting spot; gives two chapters of “The Claverings,” a short story by Miss Blake, papers on “The American Cavalry of the Revolution," “Mosby and His Men,"and other attractive topics; a very interesting article on tho winomi re sources of this country, entitled “America the Land of Wealth,” a kindly notice of “Walt Whitman and his ‘Dran Taps,’ ” by Mr. John Burroughs, and what will doubtless to many readers be the most attractive article in the number, a striking critique on 8winburnc’s Laus Veneris by Richard Grant White. The publishers of the Galaxy announce that it will continue to be edited “on the policy of pub lishing articles on their merits alone; of allow ing the widest and freest expression of opin ions on all sides of all subjects, each writer be ing held responsible far his own views, the on ly requirement being that he have something to say, and say it well.” Arrangements have already been made for a series of articles, by Eugene Benson, (who is about visiting the French Exhibition,) on French Art and So ciety; by Richard Grant White, on literature and criticism; by George M. Towle, on Foreign Politics; by Jamos Franklin Fitts, on Events of the War; by George Wakeman, on a varie ty of subjects, and contributions, by Henry T. Tuckerman; by Edmund C. Stedman; by John Eaten Cooke; by Charles Godfrey Leland; by Alice and Phoebe Cary; by Rev. John Weiss; by Rev. Edward E. Hale, and other distinguish ed writers. Every Saturday, for this week, contains a second of the interesting papers on “The Great Markets of Paris;” the continuation of Miss Thackeray’s charming story of “The vil lage on the Cliff;” a paper from the Saturday Review on Griffith Gaunt,” and a variety of minor pieces, all of an attractive character. The Lidy's Friund for December is a very handsome number, it contains a pretty steel engraving, an illustrated title page, plate of colored fashions, patterns in endless number and variety, stories, music, poetry, domestic receipts, in shoit a little of everything in which the feminine world is supposed to be interested. Published by Deacon & Petersonj Philadelphia. The Little Corporal.—This is tho very priuce of papers for little folks, fresh and vivid in interest, pure in tone, and instructive with out being stupid or “preachy.” Tho publisher, Mr. Alfred L. Sewell of Chicago, understands how to cater to the tastes of youthful readors, and he has secured the services of a corps of writers the best in the country, and possessing the genius, taste and fancy which children are so quick to appreciate in their wise little way. His paper is not only the best ol which we have any knowledge, but it is also the cheap est, being furnished at 91 per annum, and con taining each month twice the amount ol read ing matter given in most papers of the kind. ■as a premium tor this year, the publisher sends a beautifully executed steel line engraving of “The Heavenly Cherubs," those two exquisite heads which every one who has looked on the Sistine Madonna of Raphael will remember as among the chief beauties of that renowned picture. This snperb engraving is sent iree as a pre mium to eveiy one who sends to the publisher three new subscribers for one year to “The Little Corporal.” Mr. Sewell also oilers to give organs and melodcons to schools or per sons who send large clnbs. The price of the Corporal is one dollar a year, in advanco; sam ple copy, telling all about the premiums, ten cents. Address Alfred L. Sewell, Publisher, Chica go, 111. __ Miss Kimball's Hymns.—E. P. Dutton & Co., of this city, will soon issue a beautiful vol ume, printed by Wilson & Son, and copiously illustrated, entitled “Hymns by Harriet Mc Ewen Kimball.” We arc glad to publish the following letter from the poet Whittier, re specting the collection, as it is as true in judg ment as it is kindly and sympathetic in feel ing: E. P. Dutton &■ Co., Dear Friends:—l am glad to learn that you are about publishing, in a style worthy of their merits, the hymns and devotional poems of my young friend, Harriet Kimball. In the range of modern religious poetry, I know of but few pieces more true and tender, more sweetly touched with the “beauty and holiness” than hers. I am confident they will commend themselves to the common Christian heart, irrespective of sect. The Epis copal Church, of which she is a member, has produced in this country, notwithstanding such names as Croswell, Doane and Coxe, no devo tional poems which can be compared with hers for simple beauty, delicacy, and faithfulness to Christian experience. John G. Whittier. LATEST NEWS BY TELEGRAPH TO THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. ---—-— Monday Morning, November 26, 1866. -- FROM WASHINGTON. INDIAN AFFAIRS. Disbursements of the Treas ury. The Maas Welcome to Congress. Washington, Nov. 24. Treasurer Spinner received to-day a letter from a party signing himself “Repentance,” enclosing $10 v/liich he said was due the Gov ernment. General George H Stewart of Maryland, late Major General in the confederate service, and a graduate of West point, was pardoned to-day upon the recommendation of General Grant and others. A communication has been received from the Indian Commissioner in Kansas, to the effect that a council had been held with the principal chiefs of the Cheyennes, during which all matters of difference had been ad justed. The agent reports the Arrapahoes as 3500 strong, Cheyennes 500 and Apaches 800.— Difficulty Is still apprehended with the Ca maeches and Kiowas. The Headquarters of the Department of Ar kansas are transferred from Little Rock to Fort Smith, by order of Gen. Grant. The Treasury disbursed as follows during tlio Deist vrcck * War Department, $2,784,983; Navy, $2,717, 998; Interior, $107,424. National hank notes were issued to the amount of $1,134,010, mak ing a total circulation of $298,189,069. Frac tional currency was received from the Printing Bureau, in the sum of $494,5i0; shipped Assis tant Treasurers and National Banks, $421,615; redeemed, $182,200. The Government holds securities as follows: For circulating notes, $340,338,650; for depos it of public monies, with designated deposito ries, $379,742,600. The National Exchange Bank of Bffitimore, has voluntarily ceased to be a depository of public money, having on its own application received permission to withdraw securities de posited with the Treasurer of the United States, to secure the payment of public money in its possession. Washington, Nov. 25. At a meeting of the Executive General Committees having charge of the arrange ments for a mass welcome to Congress, last night, it was resolved that Capt. Bennett and Major Wm. S. Morse of the financial com mittee, immediately visit Baltimore, Philadel phia and New York. Col. H. 8. Pearce is to be temporary chairman of the committee, with power to act in the collection of funds in the District of Columbia. It was ordered that the Committee on Orator and Speakers be in structed to invite ex-Vice President Hamlin to deliver the address of welcome on the event that Gen. Logan should decline. FROM MEXICO. Maximilian Reported to be Insane, Position oi the French Troops. New Yoke, Not. 25. The Heralrl’s Moxico correspondent shows that the Mexican muddle is still more compli cated. Maximilian was still at Orizaba, and in French circles, is reported to be insane. The adherents of Maximilian deny this statement, saying that he attends to business at Orizaba as usual. The conservative party is anxious for his return to the capital and his throne, pledging a large fund for his purposes, hut he has stubbornly refused to comply. Fears are entertained by the Imperialists that Maximilian is intriguing with Juarez, and will abdicate in his fovor. Don Miguel Miramon and Don Leonardo M iryez, who left Vera Cruz for Mexico city, were obliged to return by guerrillas. . Gen. Ortega was still at. iraotoa, and bad pub lished another protest. ^ The Herald’s New Orleans special dispatch says Canavagal indignantly denies having any complicity with Ortega. The cholera was raging inland about Mat amoras, although tho health of the troops was good. The gunboat Chincha will undoubtedly be turned over to Escobado, who now commands in Iront of Matamoras conjointly with Lopes Vega. Washington, Nov. 25. The following official Mexican news has been received by Minister Romero: Col. Rafael J. Garcia, appointed-military gov ernor of the State of Puebla, has established his government at the City of Zacapocata, and issued a proclamation to the 'people of that State, calling upon them to take up arms against the invaders. He reports that the French have lost the whole State of Puebla, keeping only the line of the main road from Vera Cruz to the City of Mexico. Gen. Diaz's victories in the State of Oaxaca will cause the French to lose the left side of the road, which can be cut off now at any moment. New Orleans, Nov. 24. There are rumors, but they arc discredited, of the capture of Matamoras by Cortinas. San Francisco, Nov. 25. The Golden City brings news from Acapulco of the landing of the whole armament of the schooner Western at Booh de Tronaja, before the arrival of the Imperial vessel sent to cap ture her. Address of Gen. Butler al the Academy of Music. New York, Nov. 25. Gen. Butler delivered an address this even ing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, on usurpation, wrongs and abuses of the Execu tive power, aDd the constitutional remedy therefor. The address passed off without the least sign of disapprobation; on the contrary, the General was frequently applauded. His main points were on the impeachment of Pres ident Johnson. Ho charged him with high crimes and misdemeanors, which might be grouped under heads of intoxication and of niaking inde -ent and incendiary harrangnes, intended to incite the hatred and fear of the people against the Congress of the United States; wish usurping the rights and powers of Congress; with misappropriation of the gov ernment funds; with corruptly using tne par doning power; with appointing inelligible men to office; with neglecting to carry out the pro visions of the Constitution and pardoning John T. Monroe, that he might he Mayor of New Or leans; and so use his influence in interfering with the Louisiana State Convention, and in killing, assassiuating and murdering its mem bers. He accompanied each of the charges with several specifications, and closed with a genoral anathema against the enemies of the country, in which ho said: “We ask nothing of those who have fought against us, neither do we ask them how wo shall reconstruct this Government." Miscellaneous Dispatches. New Haven, Ct., Nov. 24. Hamlin Brothers, the spiritual jugglers, ad vertised to perform in this city last evening. They failed to meet their engagements, and swindled the newspapers, printers, hotels, and everybody with whom they dealt, and borrowed money when they could. Harry Giles alias Hopkins, pretends to be the agent of the con cern. Look out for them, and pass them round. New York, Nov. 24. The Herald’s special says the Chicago tun nel for supglyiny the city with water, was completed to-day. Boston, Nov. 25. The new steamship Ontario for the Boston and Liverpool line, launched at Newburyport yesterday, broke several hawsers and finally brought up in the mud on the opposite side of the river. She was floated off uninjured this morning. Contracts are being made for three more steamships of the same class, to be named the ‘ Erie,” '‘Huron,” and “Superior,” all to run direct between Boston and Liverpool. Tennessee Legislature— Political. Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 24. A bill to define the qualification of jurors has passed both branches of the Legislature. It provides in all trials, civil or criminal, in any of the courts of Tennessee, it shall be good ground of challenge for cause as to the competency of any juror that such person is r.ot a qualified voter of this State. It also provides that per sons guilty of rape, as now defined by the Ten nessee statutes, shall suffer death by hanging, but the jury may commute the punishment to imprisonment for not less than ten, or more than twenty years. Fifty-seven radical Senators and Representa tives will to-morrow publish a call for a State Republican Union Convention, to meet at Nashville on the 22d of February, to nominate a candidate for Governor. Collision and Loss of Life. Detroit, Mich., Nov. 24. The steamships Milwaukee and Lake Supe rior propeller Sac La Belle collided last even ing, in St. Croix river, the propeller sinking in five minutes. The engineer, James Evans, and one colored waiter were drowned. The Sac La Belle was valued at 8120,000, and insured for 880,000. She had a large cargo of copper and iron ore, fish aud general merchandise. Foreign News per Steamer. The Pope to Seek an Asylum in Malta. af the War in Jnpaa. „, New Yokk, Nov. 25.

,.V*f steamshipGermania,iromSouthampton 1 T'L‘U9t'’1138 “lived. Thirty-five eases of yellow fever, fourteen of which were fatal, occurred on board the Atralo, which arrived at Southampton from the West Indies. The British Secretary of State has proposed to give a reward of £15,000 to Snider’s family, vk breech loading invention. lhe Swiss government has ordered 80,000 breech loaders. The cholera was diminishing in London. The iron-clad squadron bad been ordered to be ready for sailing on the 28th inst. It is stat taliom aro *° bring back the French troops ■Pb® Conatitutionel denies the statement that Mr.Oito Bussell had spoken of the withdrawal , P9®J* ^rom Borne, and his authority from the British Government to offer its hospitality to his holiness. J Mr. Gladstone has written the official jour nal denying the account of his interview with the Popo, published in the Italian Courier. Baron Brock will be the Austrian Ambassa dor at Florence. Intelligence received at Florence from Borne states that ft has been decided at a secret con sistory that the Pope would be obliged to quit Borne. He will seek an asylum in Malta. The Ecclesiastical authorities in Borne have receiv ®ua semi-official notification of this decision. The Paris Constitutionel denies the state ment made by the Gazette ds France, that an insurrection had broken out at Barcelona, in Spain. Only a plot had been discovered at Sar agossa, and public order had not been disturb The Czst has issued a decree remitting the exceptional import taxes and monopolies in force in 400 towns in Eussian-Poland. Four hundred thousand citizens and Peasants will thus become proprietors of their estates in con sideration of the payment of certain indemni ties. The Independent party has triumphed in the Swiss elections. The Grand Counoil is com posed now of 63 Independents and 41 Badicals. The Prussian Finance Minister has present ed the budgat for 1867. It states that twenty seven and a half millions of thalers had been paid into the Treasury. The revenue of 1866 showed 16,8tH,000 thalers, including 4,600,000 derived from war contributions, thereby ex ceeding the estimates by seven and a quarter millions. The King of Denmark opened the Bigsdag in person. He said that by the treaty of peace between Austria and Prussia, the latter has undertaken to restore North Schleswig in so for as the population, by free voting, shall pro nounce themselves in favor of such a step.— The King says : Our hopes have ever been di rected to this object. The justice of these hopes has been recognized by Napoleon, who has testified a warm interest in our country.— Denmark sees in the proposed settlement of the question, a proof of the friendship of Prus sia. The war is supposed to be ended in Japan. The Japanese had purchased several steamers. It has been proposed in Australia to levy one shilling duty on gold per ounce. Communication has been opened with Wentworth, forming the first portion of a di rect line to Sydney. The hostile natives at Litaku-a, New Zea land, had attacked the friendly natives. WA^HINGTOfT OORRESPONDENOE. Withdrawal of the French Troops Postponed. COTTON FRAUDS. New York, Nov. 24. The Herald's Washington despatch says it is intimated in official circles that the French Gov ernment has declared its purpose not to abide by the arrangement concluded with Mr. Sew ard to withdraw the French troops from Mexi co this fall, and postpones the withdrawal until next spring. It is believed that this was the subject before the Cabinet yesterday. The arrest of Ortega turns out to have been a voluntary act on the part ol Gen. Sheridan, but it has been approved by the Government. It appears that Ortega is merely the instrument of only n small clique of French and British of Mexico an({^re%nf33‘fatimg1nio‘l'fmer^n hands. The native population unanimously adhere to Juarez. The Herald’s Washington dispatch says the cotton frauds asd.-veloped in the investigations by the Retrenchment Committee, are assuming prodigious proportions The business of smuggling on the Canadian and Rio Grande borders is rapidly declining, owing to the vigilanco exercised by the Gov ernment officers. The Post’s Washington dispatch says Mr. Seward has asked an explanation from the French Government, in relation to the contin ued occupation of Mexico, but no new demand has been made. The current report that the President is ready to abandon his reconstruction is without foundation. The Fenian... _ ,, New York, Nov. 25. The Herald says Colonel Thomas J. fKelley, Deputy C. O. I. K., is in charge of the Fenian headquarters in this city. Stephens has not been seen at the headquarters for some time past, and the impression prevails that he will not be seen again. Arms are being received from all parts of the United States, Massachu setts taking the lead in the contributions. One of the wealthiest merchants of this city has Sromised that ho would make over to Colonel leiley in ships and war material an amount equal to what Stephens has received since his arrival in this country. The California Feni ans have pledged themselves to contribute 3D,0*50 to the cause through Stephens. Spec ial messengers are constantly arriving from Ireland, reporting the condition of affairs there. New York Items. New York, Nov. 24. The Chamber of Life Insurance yesterday resolved that the people ought to be protected as effeetnally as possible from all unsafe and fraudulent schemes of insurance, and to this end should seek an enactment by Congress for applying annually the proper test of sufficien cy of assets of each Company. The steamship Britannia, with 200 cabin and steerege passengers, which left Glasgow on the "d insL, has not arrived. Some anxiety is felt for her safety. The Tammany nail city convention have nominated Richard B. Connolly Comptroller. Inspector Corliine has been found guiltless of the charge of having received a bribe in the distillery frauds matter. Inspector Tillson’s case has been adjourned to the 30th inst. Destructive Fire iu nubile. Mobile, Ala., Nov. 25. Two squares between Lawrence and War rent streets, containing from thirty to forty buildings, were burned this morning. The probable loss is $100,000, which is partially cov ered by insurance. Election uf n 1'. S. Senator in Arkansas. Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 24. A special dispatch to the Avalanche from Little Rook, gays the Arkansas Legislature has elected Hon. J. L Jones, of Phillips county, U. 8. Senator. The Tnrf. Washington, Nov. 24. In the race to-day for $2000, best 3 in 5, mile heats, Dexter won, beating Fawcett and Polly Ann. __ FROM EUROPE NEWS B V THE CABLE. London, Nov. 22, P. M.—A large quantity of anus, designed for the use of the Fonians, have been seized on board a Liverpool bound steam er at Cork. The Paris correspondent of the London Post says the relations between England and the United States will soon be critical. The crew of the schooner E. M. Dyer, which was abandoned at sea, have reached England. The captain, mate and two men died from ex posure. Vienna, Nov. 22.—Admiral Tegethoff, of the Austrian navy, left Vienna yesterday for the United States. He will go direct to New York. London, Nov. 23, Noon.—A schooner was seiz ed to-day by the government authorities at Cork, on supicion of having Fenian arms on board. * Dargan, an Irish contractor, has suspended payment. His liabilities are estimated at a mil lion sterling, but his assets are considered good. Paris, Nov. 23, Noon.—La France editorially admits that the departure of Maximilian from Mexico is likely to take place at nny moment, if it has not already been accomplished. A popular outbreak against the government of Spain is liable to occur at any moment.— There are vague rumors that the Queen will abdicate to avoid the threatened storm. Florence, Nov. 23.—It is reported authorita tively that Ratasesir will succeed Baron Riseo li in the Foreign office. London, Nov. 23—A number of persons ac cused of Fenianism have been arrested at Lim erick, and large quantities of pikes and other arms seized by the authorities. Berlin, Nov. 23.—The Chambers have agreed in censuring the government for its sale of the Cologne Railroad without their sanotion. PORTLAND AND VICINITY. New Advertineineiata To-Day. ENTERTAINMENT COLUMN. I. A. R. A.—Social Assembly. NEW ADVERTISEMENT COLUMN. Boots, Shoes ami Rubbers—«T. & G. J. Barbour. Advertised Bettors—W. Davis. Beady lor Business—Wm. Brown. MSirtv;rrtner8bip Lost—Cheek. Wanted—sleigh anti Robes. Wanted—basiness Men. Business Rushing—Caleb S. Small. Safe Wanted. Holiday Coeds—Somers Sewall. Livery and Hack Stable for Sale. Wanted—Situation. Wanted—Boy Bricks for Sale. '«'«««■: cfkt lST*. UNITED STATES CIRCUIT COURT. SEPTEMBER TEEM—JUDGE FOX PRESIDING. Saturday.—In the case of United States v James Treat, the evidence for Government, except what may be rebutting, was all put in, and Court adjourn ed to 9 o’clock Monday morning, at which time the respondent’s defense will be opened. UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER’S COURT. WM. H. CLIFFORD, ESQ., COMMISSIONER. Saturday.—Horace B. Babb, of Bath, was brought' before the Commissioner Saturday afternoon, for car rying on the business of a retail liquor dealer without a United States license. The defendant was dis charged on the payment of costB and taking out a lit cense, MUNICIPAL COURT. JUDGE KINGSBURY PRESIDING. Saturday,—There were five cases of search and seizure before the Court. Four ol the party paid their fines and costs, and the fifih appealed to the Su preme Judicial Court. John Sullivan, lor druukenness and disturbance, was committed to jail in default of the pavmcnt ot $6.42. John O’Neal and Charles O’Neal weie brought up for larceny of a sextant and other articles, ail of the value of more than $100, at the tire'on the 5th of J u ly. Messrs. Shepley & Strout appeared For the de fendants. The prisoners plea, led not guilty, waived an examination, and recognized, with sureties, in the sum ol $800 each, for their appearance at the Novem ber term of the S. J. Court. Memorial Tree.—Soon after the death of President Lincoln, Mayor McLellan received an anonymous note, covering fifty dollars "to defray the expense of procuring and setting out a memorial tree to the martyred Presi dent." The sutyeet was referred to the School Committee, who, as will be seen, are moving in the matter, and have advertised for an elm tree which they intend to place in the yard of the High School on Cumberland street. Better late than never;’’ and we hope when the tree is ready to be placed in the soil in front of the school h rase, it will be planted with such ceremonies as will bo impressive up on all who mav be present, especially the youth who attend school. Arrest.—Officer Gerts arrested on Satur day, a lad named Martin Ford, for commit ting petty larcenies. This lad has been in the Reform School, but was let out for good beha vior. Since the great fire he has been engaged in stealing window weights and old iron which has sold to the junk dealers. He owned up to his offences and remarked that the junk dealers oheatcd the boys who brought window weights to their shops for sale, by paying only half a cent pot pound. He said he got even with one dealer: for while he sold him three window weights he stole Jive from him. The lad was sent to the work house. Accident.—Saturday morning one of the masons, Joseph Boivoiue, a French Canadian, belonging in Montreal, employed on the Canal National Bank edifice, fell from a staging in the second story to the cellar, a distance of near thirty feet. When taken up it was supposed that one of his legs was badly broken. He was TOK6I1 TO DIB DOitftliDg UOUht lUivi tuiiakdOU Uj Dr. Gordon, who found that the lert ankle had only been dislocated and a small fracture sus tained. The joint was set, and in a lew hours the man was in a comfortable situation. Lecture this Evening.—It will be re membered that the second lecture before the Y. M. C. Association is to bo given this even ing at State street church by Governor Bul lock of Massachusettee. The lecture, which is on the “Five Historic Periods of America,” has been delivered in several cities, and has elicited the warmest encomiums from all who have had the pleasure of hearing it. As there will undoubtedly bo a rush, and as the number of tickets is strictly limited to the capacity of the bouse, those not provided with tickets should secure them early. At the Old Place.—Messrs. J. & C. J. Bar bour have rebuilt their store No. 8 Exchange Street, in good style, «nd are now occupying it, having a fine stock of boots and shoes, of all descriptions, rubber goods, belting, hose and packing. It is on the same spot which their father erected upon early in the present centu ry, and occupied till his death. His sons ven erate this place, and will taka care that it goes down to their posterity. They offer good bar gains in their line of business. Bai,n-Breaking.—The barn of Mr. Henry Bailey, of Westbrook, was broken into Friilay night. A deaf and dumb man. in the employ of Mr. Bailey, on going out for water between 11 and 12 o’clock at night discovered the barn door open. Suspecting robbers were there, lie called a comrade, who called Mr. Bailey, who went out. The robbers heard the steps of the deaf man on the snow, and decamped, taking with them a horse blanket, which they dropped in the road in their hurry to got away. The Lady’s Almanac for 1807.—This beau tiful little annual appears in its usual fiue bind ing and gold edges, having as a leading feature the Game of Croquet according to the standard recently adapted by a select committee of ex perts in England. It is also replete with use ful and interesting miscellany. The book is sold by all booksellers, and is mailed, Dost paid, for its price (50 cents) by the Publishers, Lee & Shepard, Boston. Received of Bailey & Noyes and Short & Loring. We understand that the Irish American Re lief Association have leased Mechanics’ Hall, tor the first dance of the season, to come off on Thanksgiving Eve. The p-oceeds of this dance are to be appropriated towards replacing their library lost in the great fire. A special meeting of this Association takes place this evening at M. H. Reddy’s. Esq., Federal street. A general attendance is requested. Mechanics Hall.—The members of the Me chanics’ Association, at their meeting on Thurs day evening, discussed the question of'dispos ing of their beautiful building on the corner of Congress and Casco streets. It was voted, by a large majority, to offer it for sale at the price of $50,000. An offer of $45,000 hail been made for the property before the meeting was held. City Institute and Public Library.— The friends of this new and hopeful enterprise are iDvited to meet at the Mayor’s office in the old City Hall, at half past seven o’clock, this (Monday) evening, Nov. 26th, to hear the re ports of Committees, to organize and to choose provisional officers. Per order. John Neal, Chairman. ExEcuTrvE Relief Committee. — This Committee have removed to the third story of Market Hall, ando;cupy the old Armory of ! the Portland Rifle Corps. The other armor i ies in the hall are filled with goods which the Committee are daily distributing to such as i are really needy aud unable to supply their own wants. Saturday Nioht.—Last Saturday night was a very quiet one. Not more than half a dozen persons wore brought to the police station dur ing the night. i Theatre.—Newcomb & Arlington’s Min | strels will perform in Deering Hall on Mon | day, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. City Library and Institute of Science and Art.—We would call especial attention of our public spirited citizens who arc inter ested iu tho diffusion of science and literature, and a taste for tine arts in this community, to the call for tho meeting this evening, at the Mayor’s office, at old Market Hall, and of all gentlemen who intend to unite in the forma tion of an Institute whicii shall bo an honor to our city and a real source of benefit to our citUens, in carrying out the blessings of pub lic education to those who have passed beyond tlie schools. The time is opportune for such au enterprise and it only needs a little’ energy anil public spirit to inaugurate such an insti tution as posterity will thank us for in coming years. The Race for Wealth.—This new novel by Mrs. J. H. Ridde l, author of Maxwell Drewitt,” &c., is for sale by Davis Brothers.— Published by the Harpers. Peterson’s Magazine lor December lias been received at the bookstore of Messrs. Short & Loring, corner of Free and Centre streets. Foreign Exports.— The foreign exports from t is port last week, amounted to $140, 318.12. Seizures.—The police made two seizures of liquor on Saturday. the state, —The Mathias Union states that Charles Pennell, ut Whitneyville, was fatally injured on Saturday afternoon, while shackling ears 04 the roiiro d. —We learn from the Whig that Hon, Elijah Barrcll, an old citizen of the town of Greeue, died on Monday last, at the ago of eighty-three. His name has becu familiar for many years as a fpouiiuent Whig anil Re publican politician in that part of tho State. —F. A. Lewis, Esq., was discovered on Mon day afternoon, lying on the door of his ortico insensible, from a shock of paralysis. He was taken to his house, where lie lies iu a critical condition.—Belfast Journal. —The Ellsworth American states that Messrs. J. D. & J. H. Hopkins have purchased of George N. Black, Esq., Township 39 on Union River. The price paid is something more than one thousand dollars. This sale closes up Mr. Black's lumber on that river. His sales within the past two years must have exceeded :s»230,000. No. .”.9 is famous for its good lumber. —The Aroostook Pioneer of Nov. 20tli, says .we have had a week of good sleighiug, which brought out the teams, and the merry jingle of bells reminded us of approaching winter.” Washington Gossip.—“Perley,” writing to the Boston Journal, has the following items of gossip: Although the doors of the halls ot Congress are hermetically sealed against .Southern coll ators and Ueprosentativos, there is a goodly representation of the once dominant race here at the metropolis. Nearly all of them are do ing a quiet but profitable business in obtain ing pardons and in obtaining the payments of claims tor torage taken by IS lie email's menirom loyal (?) people, located along the roads over which he inarched to the sea. They wear black dress coats, of course, and were it not for their swinging gold fob chains and their gold headed canes they might be taken tor undertakers as they move slowiy along, like recruits march ing to the tune of the Dead March in Saul Deluded individuals! They loudly believe there is to be a reitoi-ation, ud they will have high places iu the Capitol with Northern Dem ocrats kneeling all around them beseeehing office. Instead of which the probabilities are, that if they want positions iu five years to come, they must politely ask Sambo amt Cuffee to veto for them. It win bo a hard piil for the chivalry to swallow, but duwu it must go, this equal suffrage dose, sooner or later. i he ladies ot the Diplomatic corps, who havo their bonnets aud their dresses made abroad ;3i£*L° S5? these pleasant afternoons with the slightest apologies for hoops, aud with short skirts. Ail have beard of the little old woman who, while ou her way to market. Iell aeleep ou the king’s lii. hway, where unwarrantable liberties were takeu with her skirts by a naughty tinker named Stout. "When the old dame wd5e up, aud found how her garments had been abbre viated, she could harillv believe it was herself, aud sumo of our lady pKiinenaders, who used to sweep along with duplex hoops and trail ing skirts, appear almost asliane d of them selves iu their closely fitting short dresses. The elievalier Ileniintei, with his wife, (for merly Mrs. Buss ot Mississippi), is iu Itaiy ou a visit, but will return to lus post here soon. Napoleon holds the Marquis de Moniholou u sponsible for his Mexican blunder in a great degree, ane consequently lias transferred him to the quiet Court ot Lisbon. Mrs. Scott (for merly Madame do Bodisco)is hore on a visit. Madame Itur’oiee, whose son has been adopted by Maximilian as his heir, is also on a visit to her relatives in Georgetown. IV ATERVILLE College.—The exhibition of the Senior aud Junior class, s ol Waterville College came of last Friday evening, with the following order of exercises, in which the Jun ior parts are marked with a star: I. Latin I ev-ion Item the Greek ol Isocrale-. “The Sophi rts.” ■'Julian Daniel Taylor, Wins- w. II. English Version Worn the Greek of Plalo. ‘•Socrates alter his Condemnation.” •William Oliver Ayer, Jr , Itnngor. III. Glee!; Version from tec Laiin ot Tacitus. “ JalgAcu. to t e Britons.-' •hid ..lu .Sumner Small, Waterville. IV. “The Pardoning Ponei.” Charles Hanson Coffin, Auburn. V. English Vers ou tr.un the Latin of Ot ero. "The Highest Good." •Liner Small, Vassaljovo'. VI. “TheMin,I m ike its own I lenient.” Lemuel Howaot Cobh, Portland. VII. Erereh Version Ho n lie English of IVehsier. “Apostr. pho t.> VVa.lii: gton.” •Ilarry Carl-ton Haliowoll, Bangor. Via. “Progr ss through the Developmental Uio JnhviUual.” Henry Ware Hale, KUswoith. IX. “Character Developed under £ina'feid s.” Cornelius Albert Gower, Waicrvillo. Taylor was excused from speaking. The pri23 for excellence iu composition, we are gratified to learn, was awarded to Cobb of Portland. The exercises passed off pleasantly and promptly, and were enlivened by music from the North Vassalboro’ band, who a'so serenaded the college officers. The term closes to-morrow, and has been very quiet and ordf r iy. The following epistle was picked, up in one of our public thoroughfare; though unacquaint ed with the fair writer, wo can fully endorse her sentiment: My Dear ******:-You don't know how nmely I have succeeded in my shopping expe ditiom I have so far exceeded ray own ex pectations, that T have laid my plans to return home next Friday, lint I mast, tell you what a prize 1 have found. As J was going up Con gress street the other day I entered tie wall’s new store No. 331, just six doors above Casco street, and was really charmed at finding such a beautiful assortment of fancy goods and so cheap, for there is not another store in town where first class articles are sold as low. His stiH'k of goods comprises not only a gren, va riety of line toys but beautiful statuary and pictures, nioneboir boxes, dressing eases and travelling bags, work boxes desks and station ery, perfumery,fancy soap, combs, brashes ami various other elegant toilet articles. I can’t begin to mention nil the pretty things I saw there, but 1 partiiularly admired a musi cal cigar box which would be a most channiuo present for a gentleman, Before leaving the store I bought a handsome meerschaum for my husband, a straw work table for Hattie, a lovely French clock for Belle, and lots of pret ty nick-nacks. 1 mould write more but must go down to callers, So ait rcvcir. Nettie. To Correspondents.— Our correspondent, who sent us a communication iu relation to the extraordinary powers of Miss Susie M. Johnson—who for a few Sabbaths has bceu speaking at the meetings of the Spiritualists— is inlormed, that his favor did not reach us un til Saturday noon, he having deposited it in one of tho Fostoffice boxes too late lor it to lie taken out Friday night. This will account for its non appearance in the Praia of Saturday. Accident to tite^Iovebnob.—We regret to learn from the Star that His Excellency, Gov. Cony, in stepping from his carriage on Thurs day evening, again sprained bis ankle that gave | him so much trouble and laid him up for so i many weeks two years ago. VARIKTIKft. —Mrs. Celia Houston Ford, a well-known ami admired Boston vocalist, died in Milan, It aly, on the 27th of October, of quick eon-mu p —A few Sabbaths ago, in the midst of soma remarks on the authenticity of the Bible nar a ive of the creation, Lawyer S. of New Ha mt«"uptea by a skeptical listener, : r“e:‘ question, • who was Cain’i ' . Mr. S. instantly replied: “If you went gouig to write the history of the United sm £ on your thumb nail, there wouid b lg«“ many things you would have to wave out* —fiho Minister of the Interi()r of Italy ha. just written the following letter to the Major ot Monza: “The iron crown which has bean handed over to General Mcnabrea, will be pre sented by him to King Victor Emmanuel on his approaching arrival in Venice. It will be af terward transmitted to the Ministry of the In terior, who will see that it is regularly rw mo:cd to the church of Monza.” —The London Daily News learns, “from the U-st authority,” that the statement which has appeared in several newspapers, that Mr. J. b Mill is engaged in editing either the entire works or the posthumous papers of Mr. Buckle, ’ is unfounded. —’the clergymen ot Norwich, Connecticut, have issued a circular expressing their deter, i ulna turn to attend no more funerals on Sun day, except in cases of absolute necessity.— They object to the practice as being a clear vio lation of the fourth commandment, both from the amount of work it involves, and because it keeps many people from attending the church service. —The Paris gossips, in their wrath with M. Bismarck, are circulating discreditable btor.os about b in. His iliuess they attribute to the abuse of alcoholic liquors. When he was about to start for the army, says oue of their anec dotes, his sou, a child, asked him how, long he would be abseut. The Count answered that he could n >t tell. At that moment his valet d» chmnbrc came into the room and asked how many of the bottles of cognac he should pack up, “Twenty-four,” suid the Count. “Ah, pe pa!” said the terrible child, “it is for twenty four days, then, that you are going away from us.” Raphael Seiumes career as a journalist is at an end. His Mobile Gazette llauuted the pirate ilag about three months. Las: week it was hauled down and the Gazetto went under. The rebel “admiral” complain., that “appeals have fallen on apathetic or unwilling ears.”— But a dispatch iu Saturday's papers informs us that tiie “admiral” has found a uew sphere ,d tllort. He has accepted the Chair of Professor of moral philosophy aud English literature, la the State Seminary of Learning at Alexan dria. The idea of selecting a pirate to instruct the rising generation in moral philosopbyl What next? Acknowledgment. To THE EdITuIS or TUX PiUiss: li»o undersigned, Pastor of the Methodic Society iu Cornish, desires, through your pupi r to express his sincere acknowledgment to the citizens ol the place tor generous support and courtesies, better felt than expressed. Not many months ago ho came among them a foreigner and stranger to every one oi them. From every one of them he has received con tinued demonstrations of courtesy and kind ness, and nothing but oourtesy ami kindness at all times and everywhere. A few gentlemen, outside his parish, lately presented him with a purse of sixty dollars, accompanied with expressions he will long cherish and never forget. Nor have the ladies been unmindful of tbs welfare of himself and tamily. A generous and wide-spread competition of kindness has maniiosted itself among them, in providing set - “~l uo-tid-s n-owurv to CuUlTo.'t and sav-n. lenoe, amounting to tho sum of twmty-fiva dollars, and presented in such a manner'as (to say the least.) thoroughly convinced him of tiieir perfect good will and esteem. Last evening he was visited by a goodly num ber of his parishioners, the Bov. Mr. Cole.ot ths Congregational Church, and others, and mads the recipient of wbat they were pleased t > term a “Thanksgiving Ottering,” amounting t > the sum of two hundred and sixty dollars, two hundred and ttlty dollars of whioh was iu oas.r and outside of subscription. If Mrs. Jones, himself and little ones do tot have a good Thanksgiving this year, it will not bo for want of the For those munificent gifts, and other evi dences of consideration, to say we are grateful prnfundly grateful, would poorly express our emotions. -as ue said to them, wo arc much in tho con dition of tho prostrate Irishman, who, when asked if he was dead, respond -d, “Not dead, but spachless.” Wlulo we are thns grateful to tbo whole, wo think our especial thanks are due to John Jameson, Esq., F. Hatch, J. Ayer an ! TV. and T. Pike, for their effort, zoal and liber ality. Wm. 8. Jokes. Cornish, Me, Nov. 23,1866. The Land Question.—The Richmond, Times gives the following plan for the restora tion of Southern agriculture. The argument is sound, and deserves the attention of plant ers: Our lands will havo to he divided into small er farms. The truth of this assertion will hav.i to be realised and acted upon by the great Southern landholders before they will reeeiv i anything more than a mere subsistence from their vast estates. With the emancipation cl our slaves, farming on a large scale, to speak iu slang phraseology, is “played out. A ft who have tried hired labor havo had ample experi ence of the efforts made by the employees to give us little labor iu exchange for the wages •os is compatible with not being turned off— The universal neglect by hired servants cl tbeir employers’ iutero its, whenever these aro not protected by some fixed and inoxorabls rule, is a matter of common remark among the farmers of Virginia; and tbe man who has tried the largest experiment with such labor will hud himself worst oft. We take it for granted, then, that our large-landed proprietors cannot maintain their farms by hired labor, especially when that labor is furnished by froeamen.— Tiiis being admitted, we find the farmer driven by his necessities and the ' logio of events” to one of two conclusions—he must either soli hi* lands or lease them out. The former course at present would he ruinous to him, because if a'l the waste and idle land of the South wera throw 1 at once upon the market, land would be as low as Confederate money was the day alter the fall of Richmond. There is nothin* left, then, for own laod-owners to do with their surplus lands, but to lease them. And if they wish to prevent their deterioration, and secura their sale ultimtoly at fair and rumunerativa prices, they must give long leases upon them, in this manner the lands of Kranoe, Holland, England, and other countries in Europe have been worked for ages, and yet they are richer and more productive to-day than our compara tively new field<\ Who was A-smut Jans?—Anoka Jans, whose heirs lay claim to » large part of the es tate of Trinity church, and who lived in New York when it was in possession of the Dutch, is said to have belonged to the royal family,an 1 to have obtained a grant troin tlio King ol Holland of atraet^ of land on the we stymie ol the city of New Ytirk, extending ftom^Pnat i* now known as Warren street to Christopher street. Tiiis was. probably, about tbe begin ning of the seventeeth century. It is held, by the heirs of this lady, that wh a New \ ork fell into English hand*, tbe above grant was confirmed, anil that a lease of the lands covered by it was made to Trinity churclu Alter this lease had expired, it is contended that Trinity continued to hold the lands in question, and that that continuance in posse , sion was an illegal one. Eabthqpakk in Qubjikc.—They had a bona fide earthquake in Quebec last week. It com menced shortly after It o’clock in the forenoon and lasted over a minute. The movement was from northwest to southeast. Bells were set a ringing and stoves made lively motions; furni ture waltzed and polked and ent np capers gen erally; chimneys toppled over and agitation existed among all things animate and inani mate. The river made some very eccentric el> bings and flowings, and noises were heard like the movement of heavy artillery or. lumber cars. Business gave way for a time to surnris* and fear, but the earthquake ended without serious damage