Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, November 27, 1866, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated November 27, 1866 Page 1
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_ _-- ---- ,r 'V-—, , .-"—; ■’ ..~ f->.n • liiWt ..I __L!i—il’l’- -— , —___ . • .... K*tabU*hed Juuei23, 1862. Vol. 5. ' PORTLAND, TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER l27, 1866. - Terms Eight Dollar* per annum, in advance. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS in puob>b <1 everyday. (Sunday excepted,) at Ho. I Printers xchaiigo, Comnioieial Street, Portlaud, by N- A. PostEK. Proprietor. Terms : —Eight Dollar* a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the aiue place every Thursday morula g at $2.00 a year, n variably in advance. Rates op Ai*\EBTisraG.—One och 01 space.in enptli ol coluitiu, con.-tuutes >i • s piare.' $1M i«-v -inure dally AM "™'‘= ™ week alter; llireeiuKortioua, or >•'; V« Iw/ one per week ; llirce insertions or less, Si.*/. 1 sim < i v» N »ritrs,$1.25 per square lor tbe first in sertion, and 2o cento pel square for each subsequent user lion. ... Advertisements iii'crled m (lie 'MAINE STATE Press” (which lias :• lar:;e circulation In every par ol- the State) for .--l.oo per square fur first insertion' and5<><viil> p« r s.,«r»r«* tor each subsequent inser tion. ENTERTAINMENTS. Grand Thanksgiving Festival AT TBE Went C ongregational ( hurcli, On Ibiir-JUT Kiiniag, W.r. Mlk, I*»€»<!• Iatei*«Ntfng E*«‘rcl*iew * lu Siugiug anl Shaking, Ilf/ »lctubers of the Sabbath School. 5# IU irontiru* I,t Table, abuntlaiitly laden «Uli {•kkl thing*! A plua».iui (niiiskrtuuii v lor social imoieourso,ium a GOOD TIME! I4t * In all inspect# nn appropriate and attractive entertainment tor Thanksgiving Evening! l>rf»r»' open at 6 o’clock. Exercises commence at 7 _.. in—under t\\ Uv 15c. no27dtd Theatre, - Deering Hall. Xftidwell A Browur, Leraecc & Managers. G. E. Wilson, - - Stage Manager. Thursday rveuiug, Nor. 29th, THAivicscjfviivfs n*v and etek>o, —AISO— Friday Evening-, I\ov. 30th, The great moral Drama of N Uncle Tom’s Cabin l With 3 superior CAST OF CHARACTERS, NtfW SCENERY, APPOINTMENTS, So. gryFtill particulars in Daily Programmes. November 27. dtd. DEERING HALL. POSITIVELY THKEG KlfiHTSOSlV Monday, Tuesday aud Wednesday, Nov. iliij 37 nnd 38. THE GREAT CONSOLIDATION! NEWCOMB .V ARLINGTON’S MINSTRELS ! Noiv the Popular Heusation of tbe Bay ! Associated with this talented Corps do Airique,:aro the two best of living Comedians, tl.eWondrcur- Her nandez, and billy Emerson, Comedian, the greatest Song and Dance man in the world. F^*Six First i lass Comedians appear nightly in connection with the other i»ortion of this grand enter tainment, which will prove to bo of an entire new and original character. B3F*Admission— Gallery 35 cents. Reserved Seats 60 cents. Doors opon at 7, commence at 8 o’clock. no22*16t N. D. ROBERTS, Agent. Ocean Association, Ex-No. 4, WILL COMMENCE TIIEIR Fifth Annual Course of Dances, - AT MECHANICS9 HALL, - WITH A - Ball on Thanksgiving Night! To be followed by Three A*nc»nblics on Tuesday Night*, a Bull on Cbrifttmuo Niglif, a Grnud Fire men’* Military nud Civic Bull ou New Year’* Night. managers: President, EDWARD HODGKINS, Vice-President. S, S. H ANN AFORD, Secretary, A. II. JACOBS, Treasorers, F. J. Bailey, R. D. Page, C. H. Phil lips, If. D. Tripps. ■JdiTTickeis for the Oourao $G; tickets for each ot tlie Bnlls $1,50; tickets (breach of the Assemblies $1; for the Gallery 60 cents. To be obtained of the Man agers mvl at the door. Music by Chandler's Quadrille Band. D. IT. Chandler Prompter. Dancing to commence at 8 o’clock. Clothing checked free. November 27, 1867. eod5w I. .A.. LZ. A. THERE WILL BE A Thanksgiving Ball! UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE Irish American Relief Association, -AT MECHANICS' HALL, - ON - Wednesday Evening, Nov. 28tli« 1806. FLOOR MANAGERS. Thomas Parker, James Rooney, J. E. Marshall, Bernard O’Connor, Robert Dow. Musics by Obandler's Quadrille Bind. Tickets admitting one Gentleman and two LailicH, $1,50. Gent’s Gallery Tickets 50 cte. Ladies' 25 cts. CLOTHING CHECKED FREE. .^3 Dancing to commence at 8 o’clock. No checks from the Gallery. November 2C, 18GG. dtd. SOMEKS SEWALL, - AT - NO. »31 (lOJIOltESS STREET, Six Doovn above Casco Street, would respcctf.dJy invite the attention of the people of Portland and vicinity to the VARIED COLLECTION HOLIDAY GOODS! to be found at his store. The Rest Assortment in the City. - AND - THE CHEAPEST PRICES! TOYS or ALL KINDS! Work Iioxrs and Desks l J Pinna* BeamifnJ Publications ! Stationery ami Toilet Articles t CUTLERY, And Numerous* Other Thing*! Now js a good time tor purchasers of CHRISTMAS GOODS! to call, l'or more time and attention can be shovrr them in selecting, than at a more busy season. Novomber 26. dtf _ J. & C J. BARBOUR, Manufacturers and Kcbiileis of Boots, Shoes and Rubbers NO, 8 EXCHANGE STREET, PORTLAND, WE. atnl niMr,' M;Tgr mi.i CnlfBooU iflrn’n Fine C'nlf nn.l Thick Bonis. Bo,.’, looihs’ and Children’. Bools nm Shorn* Rubber Baob a«a«l Hhocs of nil liiuin* OAK ANIJ HEMLOCK BELTING LACK LEATHEU. nOIABHES IIOSE, ETOIIHB ROBE RUBBER BELTING, RUBBER PACKING Rubber Clolhi.iy;, Rubber IVomc* JOHN BARBOUR. C. .T. HARBOUR. E. R. BARBOUR nov26 fltt For Sale). A \ QUINTALS Urge Cod Fish. •t:" COO quintals small Cod Fiab. 500 quintals Pollock. JOSEPH WESCOTT & SON, Head Union Wharf. November 21. dlw miscellaneous. IMVOKTAXT to LUMBEItMliS -AN1> Owners or Hemlock Lands! TxHE AMERICAN PATENTED 1MPROYEMENT TANNING COMPANY, of Now York, own the oxeluaivo right in tho Uuite.l Staten for tho manufac ture ot all imperishable “EXTRACT” from Hemlock Bark for tanning purioses. Tbta Bark Extract in now extensively usc.1 among Tamiern, and tiro tie manu lor it rapidly increasing. It com mu mis a ready sale in the Boston, New York and Philadelphia mar keta, at sixty cento i*cr gallon. Tho appliances i«»r manufacture are simple and not expensive, coating but little more than the ordinary leaches used by Tan ners. By this process, two corns of Bark may be re duced s.i as to concentrate the enure mrengtli into forty gallons of extract, without in the slightest de gree injuring ite tanning qualities, and at a coat not exceeding one dollar jasr cord. The Having in freight alone, between the transportation of the Extract and the hark, will range from Mix to eight dollars per cord, so that an) out who may got out but three Imiulicd cords of l*ark per year, may wive from two thousand to twenty-live hundred ‘folium in the difference in freight. • The Company does not propose to sell Territorial rights, but will*grant exclusive privilege to luaiiula*' turc in certain localities, charging a small royalty |»er gallon on the amount manufhetured. The Company will scud competent men to superin tend flic construction of the works, whero poring de sire to flaw into the bukwa, ami to instruct in tl:o manufacture of the Extract. As a guarantee of success to parties entering into this butmeas, the Company will contract to take all the Extract luauufhrtured under their process at fifty cento por gallon, delivered in lfosiou or New' York. * Parties In New England desiring further informa tion a» to terms, Ac., may call upon or address Mr. Thomas W. Johnson. General Agent of the Com pany, at the American House in Boston, where mod els ol the appfttamp mar Imj seen, nov 13 03m S. H. KENNEDY, Pres’t. Patent bronze Metal Sheathing! MANUFACTURED BY THE New Bedford Copper Co. IN tbo manufacture ot Yellow Metal Sheathing, it has boon tho universal practice hitherto, us if still in with other manufacture*h. to iinmcise the wheels, after all rolling is done, in an acid bafh. The effect sought, and obtained, by this process, is to give the metal the lino yellow color to which it owes its dis tinctive name. But this effect is, of necessity, attended by results injurious to the metal. The hard and highly polish ed surface, formed ou ths idicets by successive heat ing and cooliug and tjie fiction ol the rolls, is re moved, and a surface left in its stead—bright, indeed, butrou^h, pimpled and unequally corroded, and con siderably softer ilian the suriacc removed. No one ean doubt tliat any given sheet ot sheatli iug metal must be better with a hard, smooth sur fhc.; than with a softer and rougher surface. This improvement in the art of sheathing ships has been coated by Letters Patent ol the United States to the New Bedford Copper Company. The composition of this metal is exactly the same as that ol the yellow or Muntz metal, the sole differ ence being in tho surface finish. It is believed that this is very important and will add months to the wear ot the metal. Ihe Bronze Metal is sold at the same price as Yel low Metal. Samples and a moie particular description at the office of McGilvery, Ryan & Davis, Agents ot the New Bedford Copper Co., 161 Commercial Street* Sgp^Snits of Yellow or Bronze Sheathing Metal dc ivoted at any convenient port. junMdf f Fancy Goods! Fancy Goods! Bowen & Merrill, JOBBERS OF IIoop Skirts & Corsets, GLOVES A_nd Hosiery ! Hand and Machine Made WORSTED GOODS! Such as Nubias, Hoods, Sontags, Breakfast Shawls, Scarfs, &c Together with a large assortment of HiHAUi W1BE8, All of which we odor at the Vet'll Lowest Market Prices! Nov 2—dim M :lal f Cougiew at, Portland, ^ Maine. > - i L B. FOLLETTE, HOSIERY AND GLOVES, HOOP SKIET8 AND CORSETS, Ladies’ & Children’s Underflannels, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. Mar 18—dtf Business Rushing ! LARGE LOT OF Boot*, Shoes and Rubbers for Sale Oheap ! --AT — 114 Brackett Street, Portland, Hie., - BY CALEB S. SMALL. KEROSENE OIL, b8St quality, only 73 cents per gallon, at 116 Brackett Street, Portland, Me. BEST CLEAR PORK at 18 cents per pound by the strip, at Caleb S. Small’s. REST BRANDS FAMILY FLOUR cheaper than can bo bought at any store on Commercial Street, and delivered at any house 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 (8. HMALL. Noymber 26. d3t Livery and Had: Stable FOR SALEl ALL the stock in my stable, Cent re Street, will l»e sold at private sale, during this week, if possi ble, in order to vacate the stable by the 1st of De cember. The stock comprises fifteen Horses, some of them of the first quality, and all good ones. Also, 7 Top Baggies; ‘J Jenny Liud«; "J Larry all*; !l Open Baggies; « Wheel Blacks; !l Nleigl* Hack*; lO Single and Double Sleighs; lO Nets Single nml Double Harness ; Babes and Blau kefs. Also, one Tilton & McFarland Sale, and good Office Desk. Persons wishing any of the above stock, would do well to give me a call. J. T. LIBBY. November 26, 1866. dlw IF. T. KILBOHK & CO. Having opoacd the new store No. 33 Free Street, Are now prepared to offer their friends and the public a Large, New and well Assorted Slock of CARPETINGS, CURTAIN GOODS, MATS, And all Goods usually touml in a CARPET STORE. To which we respectfully invite your attention. UUg25dtT JUST ARRIVED! 1 XT HIGH we will sell cheap for cash, to close con VV signmcnt, Twenty-Fite Army Wagons, suitable for Dump Carts, Jiggers au i Lumber Wag oils. Call and examine them. JOSEPH WE8C0TT & SON. Head Union Wharf. November 21. dlw DKADT FOK lil NINES*. WILLIAM J Y B110WN. formerly at 91 Federal street., is now permanently located at his new store No 61 Federal st, n few doors below Lime street. He isnow prepared to attend to the wants of his numerous customers and the public generally in the way of cleaning and re pairing Clothing of nil kinds, nnd will be attended ^, 1 usual promptness. Also second-hand • Clothing for sale at fair prices. I f i Bricks for Sale. / 1 A A OLD BRICKS and 60 perch of J V/U Stone for sale by CALEB SMALL, HOv26dGt 114 Brackott street. For Sale. TIIE Schooner C. F. Young, 214 tone burthen well found in Sails, Anohms, Chains, &c. For terms enquire of SAMPSON Sc CONANT, nov 7 d3w Nos. 19 ami 20 Commercial Wharf. For Sale. AKleimi Enaine »nd Pump attached,— Woodward’s Patent: three horso power. Apply to UPHAM iSr ADAMS, Nov. 2. deodl v Comincrrial Street. Notice. PERSONS clearing the ruins or digging cellars can find a good place to deposit their rubbish on Franklin Wharf. S. ROUNDS, sept 10—tllf Whai tinge*, NEW Al>VKRTISEMF.NTS. Loaf/ Sought For ! Come at Last I Mains' Elder Berry Wine. Wo tako pleasure in announcing that the »!*ove named ar ticle may In* found for Kile l>y all City Druggists and first class ('otinfrft Uroeers. As a Meptcivt*. Mains’ Wine Is invaluable, being among the beat, if not the l*©ht, remedy for colds and pulmonary complaints. as wed as one of the moat agreeable ttrrcrages. Manufactured from tbe pure juice of tlte l*rrg, and unadulterated l»v any impure ingredient, we can heartily recommend it to* the aick a*> a medicine, and to the well, ua a beverage. •4 To the days of the aged It nddctli length. To the night it ad Jet h strength,” *TU» a balm for the sick, a jov for the well - Druggist a and Craters buy and soil fflAVNtt* KLUKIIBEKRi WINK. nov 27 h n d&wtf Montreal OceanSteamship Co. CARRYING THE CANADIAN i fl\\ AND UNITED STATES 44-*' MAILS. Pa-NTnam Cooked to V^ondondrri $’ and V.iverpooi. Keturn Ticket* grunted at Reduced Rate— The Steamship HIBERNIAN, Capt.. Dutton, will sail from tills port for Liverpool, SATURDAY, 1st December, IfcGfi, immediately after the arrival of the train of the previous day from Montreal, tol>e follow ed by the Belgian on the 8th. Passage to Londonderry and Liverpool, cabin, (ac cording to accommodation) $70 to $80. Steerage, $25. Pa value in Gobi or its equivalent. £3F*For Freight or passage apply to H. & A. ALLAN, No. 3 India St. Portland, Nov. 20,186G. no27dtf JUST JIFCFIUFD! A large lot of fVI.Vf T* (70OO.V / Foreign and Domestic Perfumeries, Pomades, Hair Brushes, Pocket and Toilet Combs, Soaps, Pull-Box es, Tootn Brushes, Portmonnaies, dec, &e, composing one of the very best stocks ever offered in the Port land Market! or Also a superior stock of pure Drugs and Medi cines. All theOhoice Brands of Imported and Domes tic Cigars. ROLLIN S & GILKEY, Corner CongrcM and Preble Sts, no27dlw&e«dlw Old Stand of E. DANA, Jr. BLANK E T S OLI» PRICES l Only $4.7<5 Per Pair, P. jVI. FROST’S, DEERIKO BLOCK, CONGRESS STREET. Nov 27—dtf Skates 2 Skates 2 For Ladies and Gentlemen. &r ENTIRE NEW STOCK—OLD STOCK ALL BURNED. HeiueuiBcr (be Number. O Free Street, , O no27(l?.w «. Ki. BAILEY. Administrator’s Sale at Auction. THE beautiful SORRELL MARE AND SUN SHADE CARRIAGE, recently drove by the late Charles E. Beckett, Fsq„ together with a Sleigh Har ness. Lap Robe, &c., &o., will be sold on SATUR DAY I»FC. FIRST, at 12 o’clock 2if., at Sager’s Sta ble, Oak Street. This is a rare opportunity of pur chasing an elegant establishment. S. B. Beckett, Administrator, nov 27 dtd H. BAILEY & SON, Auc’s E. ;?!, PATTEN A CO., ii»nrri ». Plumb ttlrcrt. ON SATURDAY next, December 1st, at 10 A. M., an assortment of Dry Goods of every desenj^ tlon. Also at It A. M., 50 lw>xes Tobacco, 5 » boxes Bread, with a variety of Furniture, Bedding, &c. nov27dtd Store to toe Let. STORE No. 20f> Fora street, foot of Plumb, now oc cupied by Heald Brothers, will be ti*r rent anil oocunancy on or about the 11 Mi December proximo. Apply to J. R. BRAZIER, 47 Brackett street, or at E. M. PATTEN & CO., Plumb street. nov27t.f (53^*Argus and Star copy. House for Sale NEW two story HOUSE on Cushman Street, con taining Twelve finished Rooms. This House was built last year by the day, and is well built. Has a good brick cistern. Lot 38 by 824 feet. A pleasant location. Apply to W . II. JERRIS, nov 27 dtw Real Estate Agent. For Baltimore. ri'HE splendid Packet. Sell. WILLIAM ARTHUR, I Capt. Andrews, will sail as above, having part ot her oargo engaged. For freight or passage, apply to Moses b. nickerson & son, nov27dlw No. 10:1 Commercial street,up-stairs. Special Notice. ANY business man or concern wanting the services of a young man of good character, ability and address, willing to work, will please address COWAN, Box 2121 Portland P. O. Ample Reference. no27dlw Furnished House to Let. A Two Story HOUSE, centrally located, neatly furnished, and well provided with hard and soil water, furnace, gas, &c. For further particulars, apply at the “ Press Office.” nov27dlw* Spruce Flooring Boards. A quantity of well-seasoned, clear Spruce FLOOR ING BOARDS, 1G feet long, 8ix inches wide, for sale by JIENRY BULLARD, nov 27 dim Smith’s Wharf. Owner Wanted IAOR a Copying Press left at my store night of July ’ 4th. E. COREY. nov27dtf sate for Sale. ANEW and superior Safe: about 1200ibs weight; for sale low by C. II. FARLEY, no27dlw* 180 Fore St. The Yankees in Palestine.—The Phila delphia Inquirer, in noticing the arrival of the Maine Colony in Jaffa, says: This emigration to the Holy City will lie hut a beginning of the begira which will populate Jerusalem with a dreadfully smart people. They will introduce to the benighted Asiatics subsoil ploughs, mowing machines, steam en gines and the electric telegraph. They will transform the appearance of the Holy City. They may put up a cotton factory on Mount Moriah, and run a saw mill with the water of the brook Kedron. They will plant Indian corn on the Mount of Olives, and perhaps pumpkins in the valley of Hinuon. Bean poles will support their'leguminous treasures in the vallev of Jehosajiliat. The establish ment of a Congregational church on Mount Zion, and the erection of gas works opposite the Hebron gate, may be reckoned among the possibilities ol this strange emigration, which recompenses the world for the migration always hitherto from the East to the West, by seudmg a few pioneers back again. Lossing’s Pictorial History of the War —Tho second volume of this great work is now in press, and will be issued soon. It is publish ed by George W. Childs, Philadelphia. It is the design of both author and publisher to make it a complete and elaborate illustrated record of the war, historical, biographical, mil itary, naval, topographical, political and social, and for that purpose it has been prepared with immense care and labor, and is illustrated by over two thousand engravings on wood and steel, with maps, plans, fac-similes of import ant documents, and many other tilings of great interest connected witli the subject. It is in fact a kind of mxdtxntx in parvo. containing in its three volumes an immense amount ol infor mation. The work is sold by subscription, and Mr. E. B. Hopkiuson is the canvassing agent sfor this eity. The Star puts in a reasonable claim to be considered the “principal paper” of Portland, declaring that the people who buy and steal the reading of its columns number more than the patrons ol both Px'sss and Argus, We are prepared to admit that the Star is the prin cipal evening paper, hut decline to go further, as at present advised. Those who over-tax tho voice in singing or public speaking, will find “Brown’s Bronchial Troches” exceedingly usetul, enabling (hem to endure more Ilian ordinary exertion with comparative ease while they render articulation clear. For Throat Diseases and Coughs tlie Troches are of service. LATEST NEWS BV TELEGRAPH TO THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. - - - — Tuesday Morning, November 27, 1866. FROM WASHINGTON. Th© ^Ylaltuiun ClaimN. The AnnuaI Message of the President. Disposal of the Public Lands. APPOINTMENT OF POSTMASTERS. W ashington, Nov. 2G. Nothing definite lias yet been received from the British Government in relation to the claims for indemnity, growing out of the dep redations committed on American commerce by the Alabama and other rebel privateers.— Correspondence is still in progress between the two Governments. The present British Min istry, however, show a better disposition than thc'fornier ono in the consideration of the im portant subject. The Halls of the two houses of Congress are now in readiness for the reception of members, about two dozen of whom, both Senators and Representatives, have arrived here. The President is still engaged in the prepara tion of his animal message, but nothing beyond speculation and n er.jnces from his firmer dec larations can he asserted concerning it. The preparation of the President’s message and the reports of the several heads of Depart ments and Chiefs of several Bureans are in a state yf greater forwardness than ever hereto fore previous to the session of Congress. Some of them are partly In print, and others are nearly ready for the printers. The probability is that the press will bo furnished with copies of the message in advance of its delivery. Returns received at the General Land Office show that during the month of October, 40,538 acres of the public lands were disposed of at Iowa, and 13732 acres at Brownsville, Nebraska; total, 84,470 acres. 1'he greater portion of the lands were located with agricultural college scrip, ami taken up for actual settlement under the Homestead law. The Commissioner has under preparation a list, which will soon be presented to the Secretary of the Interior for his approval, ot selectiAps for the Central Pa cific Railroad of California, 'embracing 62,000 acres. Brevet Maj. Gen. George W|Cullum, of the Corpsjof Engineers, and late Superintendent of of Tie U. S. Military Academy, has been de tailed as a member of the hoard to consider the subject of the modifications of the existiug sea ■ coast fortifications, and will be stationed in this city. Our Consul at Trieste writes under date of Nov. 5th, tliofficial ilotice has been made to him of the cessation of cholera at Trieste, clean hills of health having been granted on and since the 23d ult. A statement has been published that the President has given to Mrs. Thompson permis sion for her husband, Jacob Thompson, to re turn homo. This is untrue. He positively re fused to give any such permission, but said Thompson must take the consequences of re turning like other prominent rebels still abroad. During the past three days about seventy postmasters have been displaced, nearly all of the smaller class of offices. Among the new appointments is that of James A. Fairfield, of Kennebunk, Me. It has been ascertained that Maximilian’s tenacity in holding on to Mexico has been due to the expectation encouraged by his late agent in the United States, Manno Degallado, who just returned to Mexico, that a new civil war was on the eve of breaking out in the United States, and that this would certainly he the case if the rad icals carried the fall elections. It is expected that ail these vissionaries are now disappointed. The fact is known here that De gallndo could not obtain an audienco with President Johnson or Secretary Seward while in tile United States, his efforts to have tiieip having failed, notwithstanding his statements to the contrary. \sw Voi’U J! leant.""'* New York, Nov. 26. The weather was quits cold to-day. Tho thermometer at 7 A. M. stood at 28 deg. on the highlands of the Hudson. The snow was six inches deep and ice formed half an inch thick hero last’ night. A largo numher of illicit distilleries wore seised on Saturday and Sunday nights in the city of Brooklyn, for violations of the Inter nal Revenue laws; also a large quantity of whiskey, marked with spurious inspection marks. Many arrests have been made. Col lector Wood has a large numher of complaints against illicit distilleries at present, and his time will be taken up in investigating cases for some months. Au investigation of the accounts and affairs of Comptroller Brennan, commenced this morning. A number of witnesses were exam ined, among whom was Hon. Anson Herrick, the County Auditor and others. The case was then adjourned till to-morrow. Gold at, 4 P. M. sold at 140 3-4. The business at the office of the Assistant Treasurer to-day was as follow?: Total receipts $5,489,719.42; of which $109,000 were from Customs; gold notes, $401,000; payments, $48, 458.19; balance, $10,328,209,657. To-night about seven o’clock the ferry boat Idaho, plying between New York and Wil liamsburg, took fire in the stream, and burned to the water’s edge. About thirty passeegers were on board, all of whoiii we.ro saved. Some of the ladies, with children in their arms, jumped overboard, hut were rescued. James O’Neil had his head and hands badly burned. A match billiard game of 500 points up, was played between Phelan and MeDevitt. The latter made a run of 240 and won the game.— Another game of 100 poii ts up. between Carme and Goldthwaite was won by the latter. IMPORTANT PROM MEXICO. A.l»clieation of* Maximilian. Bis Departure for Europe. FmbnrLatioii of French Troops Suspended. New Orleans, Nov. 24. Maximillian has taken the decisive step of abdicating, the rupture between himself and the French being complete. He has left Mex ico in the hands of Gens. Bazaine and Castle man. The latter is understood to have full au thority from Napoleon to supercede the Mar shal himself if necessary. The late Emperor left Vera Cruz on Thursday, and may be ex pected at Havana on his way to Europe on Monday or Tuesday next. The consternation of tho Mexicans on find ing the question of their future remitted abso lutely t negotiations between France and tho United States, is general and confined to no party. I have the best authority for stating that all preparations for the embarking of tho French troops have been summarily suspended. Me,sage of lh« Governor of South C'nro lina. Columbia. S. C., Nov. 26. The State Legislature met to-night. The Governor’s message will he read to-morrow. It strongly opposes the Constitutional Amend ment, and recommends the passage of the Homestead law and the adoption of means to discourage the immigration of negroes, and provides for the subsistence of indigent blacks He thinks the experiment of free labor will not be a failure. He says the grain is unusually short, and not enough cotton has been raised in many districts to buy tlie needful bread, Tbe debt oi the State, excluding the war debt is five and a quatier millions. From Fortress Monroe. F0RTRB93 Monroe, Nov. 23. The annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South still continues itsses I sion in Norfolk, and its labors it is thought wil consume tbe greater part of next week. Three large whales were observed in Hamp ton Iloads this morning. Several fishing schooners which recently ar rived here from Green Point, L. I., have beei seized by the authorities for trading without i license. Tennessee Legislatuit. New York, Nov. 26. The Tribune’s special dispatch from Nasl ville says half a dozen franchise hills have pas ed the first reading in the House. All of then embrace in their provisions colored snflfrag', and (woof them an universal amnesty featur. It is now generally thought that a hill guarai teeing qualified negro suffrage will become a law, but at present indications suggest stroig doubts as to tbe success of the amnesty dec trine. Georgia Legislature, Milleugeville, Ga., Nov. 26 In the Senate to-dav. a bill was introduced repealing the laws prohibiting aliens from own ing real estate. The House passed tbe bill granting aid to m air line railroad, and prohibiting railroads tod steamboats running on Sunday. FROM EUROPE NKWM BY THK CilliK. The Neutrality Comm ission. MILITARY TO BE SENT TO IRELAND. Liwh of"a Maine Vessel. Liverpool, Nov. 25.—The steamship Louisi ana, Capt. Harrington, from Now York, 10th instant, has arrived. London, Nov. 25.—The condition of the Mex ican empire is the leading topic in England and on the continent. Trieste papers say that the state of the Em Pr£'S Carlotta’s health is unchanged, The Sunday Gazette of this morning says

the royal commit sion on tho neutrality laws will soon begin its session. Lord Cranworth will ho President of the commission. Among its members will be Lord Houghton, Sir Roun del 1 Palmer, Sir K. Phillemore, Dr. Twirr anil IV. H. Gregory. There are vague reports that the Govern rnent proposes to send twenty militia regiments to Ircl ind. Paris, Nov. 25.—It is rumored that the Impe rial oommission appointed to consider the re organization of the French army will report in favor of adopting the Prussian military sys tem. Perth, Nov. 25.—The Deak party have adopt ed an address to the Emperor of Austria, ask ing for a restoration of the laws of 1846, and promising that the Diet will consider the wishes of the Emperor as expressed in his re cent rescript. New Yobk, Nov. 26. The following special dispatches from Europe are published in the afternoon papers: London, Nov. 26.—Twelve, thousand breech loading rifleB are to be sent by the Biitish Gov ernment to Ireland for the use of the constable.-. Arrests of Fenians continue to bo made in Ireland, and the troops are vigilant. Liverpool, Nov. 26, Noon.—The bark Alice Grey, from Bangor, Me., has been lost at sea. The mate was drowned but the rest of the crew are safe. Breadstuff's are firm. United States Five Twenties 71. Opvuing of r new Railroad Bridge. Philadelphia, Nov. 26. The new route to Norfolk from Phila delphia via the Philadelphia & Wilmington ana Baltimore Sc Delaware Railroads, was for mally opened to-day. A train with a large number of invited guests, left Wilmington for Cristfield, formerly known as Somers Point, oh the Chesapeake Bay, where they arrived about four o’clock, and took steamers for Norfolk, eighty-four miles distant, and will be entertain ed to-morrow by the city council of Norfolk.— The Perryville special train from Philadelphia with one hundred guests, embracing the offi cers and owners of tbe road, capitalists and engineers from the great cities, editors, and others, was met at Perryville at noon by a sim ilar party from Baltimore and Washington.— After an interchange of greetings, tbe entire party went on board the ferry boat, and took a general distant and near view of the gTeat bridge now connecting the North and South at Perryville and Havre de Grace, aud the sur prise and admiration expressed was warm and general. The whole company next entered a long train of new cars attached' to one of the heaviest locomotives, and were carried over the bridge, back and forth,fwith perfect success.— Engineers, practical bridge builders aud rail road officers from other lines, have thorough ly examined the great structure in ail its parte1 and arc earnest and unanimous in their ap proval of the strength, beauty and perfect safe ty of the bridge, which has already been tested by a freight of four times that of a tiaiu of loaded cars in its entire length of three fourths of a mile. The bridge cost fully one and a half millions. Miscellaneous Dispatches. Chicago, Nov. 26. The great Leake tunnel is all but completed, two feet of earth remaining to be excavated. The board of public works will break through this to-morrow. It is a mighty field of engin eering skill. Dull and Gowan, of Harrisburg, Pa., took the contraot for building at S3,1000, 139, and the pound was broke March 17,1865, and the work has steadily advanced to com pletion. Its capacity is such that it will fur nish a million of people 57 gallons of watei each per <U”in. Much -remains to be done be fore the water comes through in the way oi erecting elevating engine’s building, putting down pipes, &c. Next spring the work will be completed. New Yohk, Nov. 26. A special dispatch to the Herald from Tor onto dated to-day, says Rev. J. A. Allyn preach ed last evening in the Episcopal Cathedral at Kingston, to a large audience, in favor ot an nexation to the United States; also that a meet inv has been called to meet iu Montreal hi dis cuss the benefits to be derived from annexa tion, which the people of the lower Province greatly desire. Excitement at the Fenian Headquarters. New Yobk, Nov. 26. The recent news from Ireland has caused a great deal ot excitement at the headquarters ol James Stephens, in this city. A large number of persons thronged the office from an early hour in the morning, in the hopes of finding intelligence. Arms and ammuuition are flow ing into headquarters with redoubled energy, and the officers in command speak as if there was some terrible surprise in store for John Bull. A crisis is Quickly approaching. From Havana. New York, Nov. 26. A letter from Havana dated Nov. 20tli, Ravf tlie Susquehanna had arrived with Gen. Sher man and Minister Campbell. The Susquehan na would leave for Mexico on the 23d. Tilt quarantine on vessels from New Orleans had been removed. Hanford Mnuiciiml Election. Hartford, Ct., Nov. 26. At the town election to-day the Republican; elected their entire tickets by majorities rang ing from 34 to 176. Allyn S. Stillman, the Re publican candidate for first Selectman, receiv ed the 1 irgeBt majority. The vote was light on both sides. Meeting of the Mouthern Republican As sociation. New York, Nov. 26. At a meeting of the Republican Southern Association to-day, it was resolved to meet in Washington, Dec. 3d, and remain in session till Congress adjourns. WASHlNOTON Items.—Prominent adminis tration men talk as if they seriously fear that an attempt at impeachment will be made. The talk of forcible resistance to such a step, whicii was common before the elections, has ceased, and their hope now appears to be principally in diversions which they seem confident the administration will he able to make. A bill covering a disputed point in regard to trials under impeachment has already been prepared by a leading member of the House. It provides that any officer, while on trial under impeach ment, shall be suspended from exercising the functions of his office duringtrial. Action up on this bill will probably he taken, whatever course Congress may pursue toward the Pres ident. A law completely reorganizing the Treasury Department has beou prepared, and will bo pressed upon Congress at an early day. Mr. McCulloch will use all his influence in favor of its passage. Its effects will be to diminish in a great measure the use made of the depart ment to further political ends, aud will very materially increase the deficiency of all the branches. The attempts to procure the removal of As sistant Secretary Chandler and Commissioner RoIlin3 and nut Johnson men in their places have been of such an intensely partisan char acter as to call forth a defence of both from the bitterest administration paper here, on the ground that the public service should not be injured by the removal of such competent offic ers.— Dispatch to Boston Advertiser. The Fishing Season of 1866—The Cape Ann Advertiser gives a resume of the results of the fishing season of the Gloucester fleet this year. It appears that the season as a whole has been profitable, and the number of vessels employed has been much larger than at any previous season, about eighty sail having been added to the fleet, thus swelling the whole number employed to upwards of four hundred, The Newfoundland fishery has proved far less lucrative than usual, owing to the scarcity ol herring and the losses of life and property.— The George’s fishery has been quite successful and the losses few. The Western Bunk fishery has been successful, with no loss of life or prop erty attending it. The Cane North fishery was abandoned the present season, it never having proved very profitable. The Bay mackerel fishery has been prosecut ed by a much larger fleet than usual, and has proved very successful, although the oatcli has been considerably less than that of last season The shore mackerel and cod-fishing fleet have done a fair season’s work, and the menhaden fishery has proved very remunerative. The pollock fishery has been unprofitable, owing tc the scarcity of the fish. Two new branches ol the fishing business have been inaugurated the present season—the Grand Bank halibut fish ery, and the Greenland halibut fishery. But two vessels have been engaged in these, and their success was such that no doubt a much larger fleet will prosecute the business nexl year. RORTLAXJ> AXP riCIMTY. New AdveriHi utnain Ta-V)ny. ENrEBTAINMFNT COLUMN. Theatre—Bidwell tr Brown. Grand Thanksgiving Festival. Assemblies—Oetan Association Ex-No. 4. NKW ADVERTISEMENT COLUMN. Special Notice—Situation Wanted. Fancy Goods—Rollins & Gilkev. Mains’ Elderlxury Wine. For Baltimore--Sell. William Arthur. Spruce Flooring Boar*is—llenry Bullard. House for Sale. Montreal Ocean Steamship Co. Administrator’s Sale at Auction. Skates—G. L. Bailey. Safe for Sale—C. H. Farley. Furnished House to Let. Blankets—P. M. Frost. Store to be I^t. * Auction Sale—E. M. Patten & Co. Owner Wanted. THE COURTS. UNITED STATES CIRCUIT COURT. SEPTEMBER TERM—JUDGE FOX PRESIDING. Monday.—In the case of tl»e United States vs. Treat, Mr. Rowo, of Bangor, counsel for defendant, offered no evidence to the jury, but commenced the closing argument for the defence at the opening of the Court in the morning, and continued all day.— The case will probably be given to the jury this after noon. Gov* Bollock’s Iicrlurc. The second lecture in the course under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. was delivered last evening in State Street Church by Gov. Bol lock of Massachusetts. The church was well filled by an appreciative audience much larger than that, before which the first lecture was given. The speaker announced his sub ject as the “Five Historic Periods of America,” —and commenced by remarking that all thoughtful, devout men were prone to trace the band of Providence in their own lives.— This controlling band would be as manifest in the lives of nations but for the mist and un certainty which cloud the history through which we view them. As the experiences of one generation produce the deeds of iiie nex1 which show their results in the third, so the historic periods of America, each complete iq itself, were but the preparative stops to what was to come. The dirst ©pic period of Ameri ca was the colonization of the continent—and that, over almost superhuman obstacles, and on to the second which was the struggle for su premacy upon the continent between Eng land and France. In this period were trained i Washington and his now canonized compan ions whose swords learned under the English flag those lessons which were to result in tho overthrow of their teacher, in tire third epic, or the revolution. This was marked not less, by the heroic deeds of our patriot soldiers, than by the unrivalled wisdom of the civil council which was called into being by the exigency of the times. The necessities and experiences of the colonies iu this p .riod led naturally to the fourth—that of the Constitution. In the struggle for the perfection of our Union were brought into open antagonism the two civilizations of the continent. The chiv alry of the South—the stern, puritan virtue ol the North Were here brought into that opposi tion which demonstrated as inevitable the firth epic—so fresh in our memories,—the civil wav. Through this it was predestined that one or the other system should prevail. An.l alter the expenditure of thousands of lives and millions of property, the curse of two centur ies, the bone of contention iu the nation—sla very was abolished to he supplanted by a cfvi litation which should realize the hopes and intentions of our Fathers. The Governor is evidently a devoid believer of special interpositions of Divine Providenc e, and it is impossible for U3 to do justice to tlie eloquence and power with which he brought home the lesson of his theme, whicli was tire importance of preventing the surrender of our destinies once more into the hand3 of those evil spirits which had been exorcised In the recent war, lest t :e second struggle, which would certainly follow, would he even more terrible than the first. He drew upon English history for a parallel to our present condition, and thought the events immediately preceding and during the revolu tion of 1688 suggested the duty and interest ot people and President. The history of our own constitutional convention, and the fault ol Madison, who stood far in rtdvauce of Jefferson and oven of Washington, in the clearness ol his utterances against slavery, in not maintain ing the spirit of .the idea that “man cannot bold property in man,” which compromise resulted in the recent war, only ended as the “good President” overthrew slavery. We are taught the importance of fixing at once the future ol our country and securing its continued peace by equal and exact justice to all. Gov. Bullock spoke without notes, in an easy pleasing manner, and established his reputa tion witli his audience as a first class lecturer. Public Library Association. — Another large and spirited meeting was held at thi Mayor’s Office last evening of gentlemen inter estcd in the establishment ot some form of t Public Library, or what shall be as near tliai as practicable. John Neal, Esq., presided, ant; stated the present situation of the enterprise The committed on preparing a plan of organi zation submitted a bill for a proposed charter which was fully discussed in its various bear ings by John Band, Esq., Hon. Samuel E Spring, James F. Miller, Esq., Dr. Bobinson Henry P. Deane, Esq., H. N. Jose, Esq., Dr Gordon, Mr. L. F. Pingrec, Mr. J. W. Cnleord Mayor Stevens, and other gentlemen. The principal discussion turned upon tlie proposi tion to unite with the city in the enterprise and upon what terms such form of nnior should be effected, and upon the name such ar institution should bear. After a lengthy con sideration of these points, it was voted, on mo tion of Mr. Spring, to recommit the whole matter to the committee, to be reconsidered by them in all its bearings, and that Mr. Band should be added to the committee. Thong); the meeting was full, as we have said, some ol the mote interested movers in the enterprise were detained away by the lecture of Govornoi Bullock. The matter is hopeful, and must re sult iu a successful issue, as tiie character of the gentlemen interested iu it, with their weli known energy, assures such a result. Pianos.—It will be noticed by the advertise ment that the firm of Calvin Edwards A Co. pianoforte manufactures is dissolved. The se nior partner has removed to Natick, Mass, but the junior partner remains here and not withstanding the losses sustained by the great fird, is still ready to supply the public with the best instruments. Mr. Twombly has ta ken the store No. 337 Congress street whore ha has on hand a lot of pianafortos, from the best manufacturers. Persons in want of an instru ment will do well to call at his establishment If they cannot find one theTe to suit their taste they can leave an order which will he filled by Mr. T with all expedition and at the lowest price. Deering Hall.—Newcomb & Arlington’s Minstrels had a crowded house last evening and many ladies went away for wont of seats The performances were excellent. This even ing there will an entire change of programme To-morrow evening is their last performance ir this city. The summer is past and the harvest is end ed, and wo have reason to rejoice for the mani fold blessings received, and one of the groatesl ! blessings is the introduction of Main’s Pure j Elderberry Wine, for Coughs, Colds ami Pul | monafy Complaints. nov27— d&wtf Escape from Drowning.—A lad no mo. Leavitt, fell from one of the wharves yesterdaj and came very near drowning. He was rescu ed by some p erson just in season to save life and was taken home in a carriage, We could not learn the name of his preserver. Correction.— It was David Wyman who resigned his situation as Policeman. He has been appoin ed janitor and engineer ol' the steam heating apparatus in the school house building on Cumberland street. Personal,—Rev. 1. M. Atwood, of the Uto I Pearl Street Universulist Society, Uav.i ih. city to-duv for a temporary home in New York. He lias received s -vend rails to settle in differ | cut places, and one to asstime the editorial chair j of a denominational publication, but he will | uot settle anywhere permanently for several months, but will reside in New1 York City. Mr. Atwood’s Society ha been more completely broken up by the effeots of the fire perhaps, than any other religions society iu the city; so much so, that they have been obliged to sell their lot and abandon th» ir undertaking, at least for tho present, dr. A. has won many friends during his short residence in this city, by his nrbanitv of manner, and genth-wardy and Christian spirit, and lie leaves, we heliove, with the regret of qjbwho have termed his per sonal acquaintance, especially while consider ing the circumstances under which he i.s forced to close his ministerial labors here. Capture ok a Debr.—The United States lighthouse steamer Iris, Capt G reen, arrived at this port on Saturday from Kastport. On the outward passage to Kastport, when about three miles to the westward of Little River Head. 12th in.:t., discovered an animal swim ming in the direction of Cross Island. Lower ed the boat, and on cpproaching the obji ct,dis covered it to he a deer; towed him along side the steamer and hoisted him on hoard. It is a young deer, nearly full grown, and is a fine specimen of the animal. Sir Brook FossEitoftKE. By Charles Lever. —This fascinating story, whi li has been run ning for tho past year through the numbers ol Blacktcoofs Magazine, is published complete by the IT irpers, a id Is for sile by C. It. Chis holm Sr Bro "07. Congress St. It is milch the host of Lever’s later works, and will donhtless have a wide sale. Dehorest’s Monthly Magazine and Frank Leslie's Lady’s Magazine and Ga zette or Fashion for the month of Decem ber, have been received and ure for Halo at the bookstore of C. R. Chisholm & Bro., 307 Con gress street. Both are splendid numbers, eluli oratcly illustrated for the holidays. Solon Robinson’s Novel. — Solon Robin son, the veteran Agricultural Editor, has writ ten a novel for the New York Weekly Tribune, The publication will commence on tlio fifth of December. COMTLIMBNTl ART BENEFIT.— The 17t'u Maine Regiment Association intend to give the Forest City Band a complimentary benefit on the evening of December 13th, at Mechanics’ Hall. Full particulars will be given in a few days. Rev. J. W. C. Pennington, D. D., having accepted acallfromthaSumner Street Church, will commence his pastoral labors next Sum day. Persons interest 'd av invited. Services at the usual hours. In response to inquiries horn out correspon dent in Texas, we omitted to mention amongst the articles to he bought in our market to the best advantage, the Steam Refined Soajis, a manufacture of the first order of merit. ‘ Tigs new novel of Mrs. Bella Z. Spencer, ‘‘Tried and True,” is selling with unexpected rapidity, and the printers can hardly keep pa> e with t*_e demand.” Thanksgiving.—Those disposed to supply the local of the Press with poultry and other fixings for thanksgiving can leave them at tt.e office or send them to No. 37 DanfortU street. Good House for sale on Cushman street.— See advertisement. I'm: state. —A grand concert is to he given at Lawistou this evening for the benefit of tiic organ fund for the now Pine St. cbnrch. The services ol Messrs. Shaw, Morgan and Marston, and Mrs. Ilurnhsm (formerly Mis; Hates) of this eity, have been secured for the occasion. —It is rumored that the Hon. Nathan Dane, of Alfred, will bo a candidate for the State Secretaryship. That makes five. —The Lewiston Journal says a meeting was held on Saturday in th it city to talk over a project recently mooted, (or the division of Lewiston and the incorporation of the rural portions into a new town. Mayor Frye pre sented the facts and argued against the move ment, while others favored it. —The Aroostook Times says the importance of building a braneli Railroad from the St. An drews and St. Stephens lines tolloulton, is at tracting the attention of the citizens of that town. The Times thinks the advantages to be derived from the immediate construction of this road arc great and urges a loan of the credit cf the town, if necessary, to Insure the success of the undertaking. —Josiali H. ICilton, of Machias, started for the woods one day last week, in a state of in toxication. After proceeding some six miles, be tell from the loaded wagou on which he was riding, and the wheel passed over his arm, crushing it badly. So says the Republican. —The Republican says: We noticed six ves sels taking in lumber at the wharves in town. At this season of the year vessels aro loaded and dispatched with incredible speed. If t lie weather continues open a week or two longer, large qnuntities of the article will disappear. —A veritable raccoon was killed in the cellar oi the Snell House the other day. This spec ies of animal i; not common in ibis region, in fact we never heard of a live one being seen lif pt> Kniiir.a TVr.iutr —Tlic Watcrvilla Mail says a groat many lumbering t"iran arc being sent from Kendall's klills to the upper Kennebec. —The Oxford Democrat says that Mr. Brad bury of Paria lias petitioned for a charter fur navigating the Saco river. It is stated that a steamer to Fryeburg is a fixed fact. Mr. Brad bury has the means to make it go. He will have two-boats, transferring loads at the Saco Falls. It will he one of the most delightful pleasure routes in the State. —The Bangor Whig has recent intelligence lrom the American colony at Jaffa stating that they are protected by a guard of Turkish sol diers, furnished at the solicitation of the Am erican Consul. At first the colony lodged in rudely constructed tents, hut now most of them are provided witii mare substantial shelter*.— Nearly all were contented and happy. Two children and a man named Burns have died and one child has been born. —Afire in Lowiftod on Sunday morning de frayed the store, near corner of Lisbon and Pine Streets, owned by Fuller Brothers, and occupied by them on the first floor, as an Fat ing House. The Journal says the proprietors lived on the second floor and had 12 or 15 board ers. The fire was first discovered by Sir. Ful ler's brother- who awoke half suffocated from smokejlu liia room. They saved little or noth ing of tiieir stock, and only a portion of their bedding anil furniture. Their entire lose is es timated at ?2500, on which there is au insur ance of S1200. The chimneys of the burnt store foil upon the roof of Darrah Brbtherr' store adjoining, crashing it in and breaking through the coring. The sro.-k of Darrah Brothers wag removed. —We hear there names mentioned in con nection With flic office of Secretary of .State, for the ensuing your, viz.: lion. Kpxvliaim Flint, Jr., the present incumbent, who liis held the oifice sine,' idtfi* Cel. -»• Smith of Ells worth, recently publisher of the Hancock Journal, and Hotf. John J. Perry of Oxford. Which of those gentlemen will bo the choice of the Legislature is vet uncertain. If a ihanjje is made, and Mr. Flint retires, wc think Col. firniih will the successful candidate, us lie Is well qualified for the position, has a bright military record, and is encumbered With‘no objectionable antecedents,common to men who have often filled public offices. Should the election fall to him. it would not only lie a .just recognition of his person d services in the war, but also a recognition, in part, of the services of the noble ex-soldiery in the locality- which be represents. There could easily hr three worse candidates than those above named, nut it would be hard to fad a bettor ono than Col. Smith*—Ho llowe/1 Gazette. VAHIRTIKS. Tl*,. Boston Transcript thinks that whatev er may h • s iid ,.f President Johnson's vacilla tion, im candid person can deny that in two P-" tit ulars he is consistent. He lo«cs no op liim'11'? to betray the peopl • who elected l "i l° the counterfeiters of tlie national currency. bridv, propoaed to place an iron tubular bridge under the Mississippi „t BV Louis to Complete the railway connection botwCn Duw six! Missouri. -A company has been organized iu Mil waukee, \> is., with a Capital of $100,000, for the purpose of starting a cotton mill. Sever-' Massachusetts capitalists are interested in the enterprise. A monster woolen factory is ;,1 ..> contemplated there. —It is a singular fact that rats will not touch anything containing castor oil, or oven only covered with ir. —In an Episcopal church in the North ot Scotland a porter employed during the week at the railway station does duty on Sunday by blowing the bellows of the organ. The other Sunday he fell sonud asleep during the servi ces ami so remained when the pealing of the organ was required, lie was suddenly await cm ,1 by another official, when, apparently dreaming ot an approaching train, he started to his feet and roared out with all the force and shrillness of stentorian lungs and hibit ■‘Change here for Elgin, Lossiemouth and Burghead.” The effect upon the congregation, sitting in expectation of a concord of sweet sounds may lie imagined. —A Milwaukee paper speaks of immense pe.it beds in the neighborhood of that city. The peat is pronounced of a better quality than that used in England for fuel, where coal is abundant. In cutting through a new street, ill the upper pari of the city, a bed of rich peat was struck, some six leet iu depth. Cakes ol this were cut out by some of the workmen who bail used peat in the old country, stacked up and dried. Recently it has been used as fool and has been found to he excellent, giving out so strong a heat that it readily took the place of wood. —A Paris correspondent writes, “M. Clement Dnvenoig, condemned to a month's imprison ment for his participation iu the duel of the edi tor of the Liberte witli M. Barney, has gone to do his time at Pelogie. He will employ his forced leisure in tcrniinatiog a “History ef the French Inturrci tion in Mexico.” If all litora ly men thus sent to prison employ their time in this fashion, it is to be feared that in the cud the government will deprive them of the mate rials for writing. —Lead in great abundance has been discov ered in the valley of the Great river, in Ken tucky. A mine will be opened at once. Sim ilar discoveries are reported in Owen and Shel by counties. —A new paper, intended to promote a know ledge of the science of political economy in France, is to appear in Paris on the 2o;h of November. It will be callod L’Avenir, and ln» edited by M. Boudhod, formerly editor of tlni Journal ties ^ctionnaircs. —A new system ot drill iu the British army, intended to accustom the troops to greater ra pidity ol movement, has just been ordered. By degrees the men are to be trained to run at tbn •‘double" one thousand yards dally, carry ing, on alternate days, arms and accoutre ments. —All tlia monks of Palermo have been or dered to leave aside the monastic habit with out delay. Andrew Johnwab Thorp of fnspench inein. In his speech at the Brooklyn Academy ot Music Saturday evening, Oen. Butler said there have been in this country tour cases ot impeachment, two successful and two unsuc cessful. The last which was successful, wa-. moved by Andrew Johnson and settles some interesting points. Wo quote fretn the Boston Advertises’s report: The last and most interesting case of impeach ment at the present Juncture was that of Judge Humphreys, of Tenti -ssce, upon the complaint of Andrew Johnson, in June, 18G2. One of the charges against Humphrey?, ot which he was unanimously found guilty hy the Senate, was, that at Nashville, on tile 29th of Decem ber, ltkW. at a public meeting, he ‘did then and there publicly declare that it was the right ot the people of said State by the ordinance ot secession to absolve tfaomsutvrs from allegiance to tlie Government of the United States, the Constitution and laws thereof.’ Among the articles of impeachment against Humphreys was a charge that ns confederate judge after the secession of Tennessee, he had decreed tile confiscation of tile property of Andrew Johu sou. Upon this charge no was acquitted. Tliis ease is exceedingly instructive. It de termines that a speech may in) an impeachable offence. Bvery Senator, 38 in number, Demo crats included, voted tlut a political speech by a U uited States officer in a public meeting be fore the war, advocatiug secession, was u high crime anil misdemeanor. But Judge Hum phreys only advocated publicly the right of se cession which had been advocated in the South ror thirty years by Galhonn and his disciples. How much would have been saved to the country if the first uttcrer ot it had been im poaclied! What a lessen is taught us that the first utterances of officials dangerous to liberty and law should bn promptly punished, howev er high tlm offender may be. Let justice lie done though the heavens fall! Audrow Johnson was a complainant in this case, so tint ho is concluded by it to deny, First, that an improper speech of a high offici al is impeachable. Second, that a House ot iiepresentaiives from wliicu eleven States arc excluded is not a constitutional House, witli the power of iuiiK'.o'hment, and that a Senate from which twenty-two members are excluded is not a constitutional court to try and deter mine impeachment. " ‘ --f uuuuuuu. u UViUtg Hits Senate, refused to appeur, and was tried and convicted in liis absence. So that Andrew •Johnson, the complainant, and every Demo cratic senator of that day and a majority of the ttcpublicau senators of the present Senate are concluded by their votes aud acts under their sol inn oaths, upon every disputed question that coulu |K>»sibly arise upon aa impeachment of the President ,f the United States, save om which we will directly discuss. Let us repeat, tho President, House aud Senate have solemn ly committed themselves to the propositions: 1st. Tliat a House from which the represen tatives of eleven Statss.are excluded, is a con stitutional House for the purpose of an im peachment of a high officer of the United States. ffd. That the Senate irour winch the mem bers of eleven States are excluded and some of them expelled, is a legal high court of im peachment to tr.v any such officer, although It may be certain that if the excluded member were present the offender would be acquitted; because nobody believes that Benjamin, Sli dell and Davis wonld have found their brother secessionist Humphyeys guilty ifthev had been present, and the twenty-two votes of the revolt ing senators, more than one-third, would have acquitted him. Jd. That the advocacy by a high officer of the United Slat is of an unlawful proposition in a political speech is sufficient ground of im peachment. Therefore, {hail more words are sufficient without any overt act. 4ih. That if the accused neglects or refuses to appear before the Senate when summoned, he mav be tried, convicted anil deposed from office, in his absence. The other point, which is not recurred to in tho Advertiser’s report, is undoubtedly tho question whether the Pres'dent while under impeachment can continuo to exerolsc tho functions of his office. Important Liquor Case. —At the last term of tho Circuit Court of the United Status in Boston a Mrs. Nancy Swain was plated on trial on an indictmont for selliug liquor with out having paid tho required United State# license. Her counsel, Mr. Oeo, Senuott, ob jected to the indictment on the ground that tho United States could uot legally take mon ey from a person carrying ou unlawful or gal business, and tbe list of bis argument tbea was “can the United States as a llovernment, lay a tax upon a criminal business—say for instance, the business of keeping a house of ill fi*mo—or make a person pay a license for carrying on tho saino? ’ Upon this the Court ordered arguments in writiug to bo made and submitted, and that having boou done, th) Judges, Clifford and Lowell, yesterday inform ed the counsel that they wore unable to agro i upon any of the questions raised by Mr. Sen nott, and therefore the case must go to the Sn. promo Court of tho United States upon thoic certificate of division of opinion.