Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, November 29, 1866, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated November 29, 1866 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY . __ t Established June 23, 1862. Vol. 5. PORTLAND, TURRSDAY MORN ING, NOVEMBER 20, 1800. Terms Eight Dollars per annum, in advance. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is publish*! everyday, (Sunday excepted,) at No. 1 Printers’ Exchange,ConnneicbU Street, Portland, by N. A. Foster, Proprietor. Terms:—Eight Dollar? a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the ame place ovety Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, *1 variably in advance. Rates of Advertising.—One inch 01 space, m engthof column, constitutes a “square.” $1.60 per square daily first week: 76 cent* l»cr week alter; three insertions, or less, $1.00; con tin n - ng every other day after first, week, 50 cents. Halt square, three insertions or less, 76 cants; one week. $1.00 : 60 cents per week after. Under head of “Amusements,” $2.00 per squaie per week; three insertions or less, $1.60. Special Notices,$1.23 per square lortuenrst in sertion. and 25 cents ivi square for each subsequent nsertion. , .... 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 insertion4 and 50cents per square for each subsequent inser tion. ENTERTAINMENTS. Grand Thanksgiving Festival AT THE West Congregational Church, On Thursday Evening, Nov. 49th, 1860. Interesting Exercises In Singing' aud Speaking, By Members of the Sabbath School. Refreshment Tables abundantly laden with good things! A pleasant opportunity for social intercourse,and a GOOD TIME! '£3T” In all respects an appropriate and attraqAb entertainment for Thanksgiving Evening! Doors open at 6 o’clock. Exercises commence at 7 o’clock. Tickets 25 els—under tw elve 15c. no27dtd Theatre, - Heeriny Hall. Bidwcll A Browuf, Lciuiccii A managers. O. E. lVilsoa, -* - Hinge manager. Thursday evening, Nov. 29th, THANKSGIVING DAV AND EVEN’S, —ALSO— Friday Evening, Nov. 30th, The great moral Drama of Uncle Tom's Cabin! With a superior CAST OF CHARACTERS, NEW SCENERY, APPOINTMENTS, Ac. 83r*Full particulars in Daily Programmes. November 27. dtcl. Ocean Association, Ex-No. 4, WILL COMMENCE THEIR FifUi Annual Course of Dances, - AT MECHANICS’ HALL, — WITH A - Ball on Thanksgiving Night! To be followed by Three Assemblies on Tuesday Night*, n Bail ouCbriolinas Night, a Grand t'ire men’e military and Civic Ball on New Year’s Night. MANAGERS: President, EDWARD HODGKINS, Vice-President, S, S. HANNAFORD, Secretary, A. H. JACOBS. Treasurers, F. J. BAILEY, B. D. Page,C. H. Phil lips, H. D. Tripp. JgJTTickets for tbe Course $6; ticket* for each of the Balia $1,50; ticket* for each of the Assemblies $1; for tl»o Gallery 50 cents. To lie obtained of tbe Man agers and at the door. Music by Chandler’e Quadrille Band. D. II. Chandler Prompter. Dancing to commence at 8 o’clock. Clothing checked free. November 27, 1867. eodfiw U. S. Marshal’s Notice. United States of America, 1 District of Maine, s. s. i PURSUANT to sundry Monitions tome direcud from the Hon. Edward Fox, Judj*e cf the Uni ted S ates District Coart within and lor the District ol Maine, I hereby give public notice that the fol. lowing Libel and Informations have been hied in said Court. *ir: An Information a one Horse called the “Nel lie W. Locke,” seized by the Collector of the Dis trict of Portland and Falmouth on the thirteenth day ot October last past, at Portland in sa:d Dis trict. A Libel against Twenty-two Quintals of Pollock Fish: One Half Barrel qf Herring : Twenty-seven Barrels No. 1 Mackerel: One Barrel No. 2 Macker el: 310 Lbs. Rusty Mackerel: 73 Empty Barrels. 22 Barrels Salt, seized by the Collector of the District of Portland mid Falmouth on the fifteenth clay ol October last past, at Portland in sakl District. An Information against One Water Wheel: One Lathe: Lathe Bench and Turning Tools: One Board Plane: One Grind Stone and Bench : Twelve Circular Saws: Six Saw Shafts: One Clapboard Machine: One Lath Machine: One Match Splint Machine: One Face Planer: One Machine for preparing Match Blocks : One Power Cross Cut Saw: One hand cross cut saw; One anti one half gross Stamped Matches: ninety-three One cent Stamps, and all the Shafting, Belting,un stamped Matches, Stoves, and oilier Furniture in the Mill andJJry Home connected therewith: Chest of Tools, Monkey Wrench, Ifc.. $c., seized by tbe Collector ll Infernal Revenue for the First Collec tion District :f Maine, on the twenty-seventh day of October lost past, at Holds, in said District. Which seizures were for breaches of the laws of tbe United States as is more particularly set forth in said Libel and Informations; that a hearing and trial will be had thereon at Portland in su’d District, on the First Tuesday qf December next, where any j persons ini e eeted therein, may appear and show cause, if any cau be s hown, wherefore the same should not be decreed forfeit, and disposed of accord ing to law. Dated at Portland this seventeenth day of No vember, A. I)., 18GG. F. A QUINBY, Deputy U. S. Marshal Digt. ot Maine. No-. 17—rilFi CHARLES STAPLES & SON, Iron Founders, Boiler Makers & Machinists. rpHE subscribers having rebuilt their Work Shops, X are now prepared to take orders for Machinery and lion Work of all kinds. Iron Store Fronts and Columns for buildings promptly furnished. STEAM ENGINES AND BOILERS, SAW AND GRIST MILL WORK AND GEARING made to order. Having able and experienced pattern makers and new tools of modern design, can supply patterns with promptness and at a moderate cost. Repairs of all kinds of Iron Work attended to with despatch and at reasonable rates. Having a large and well equip ped Forge, can furnish forgings and shapes of all kinds for Steamboats and Locomotive work such as Nhaft*, Crank*, Pi*ton Rad*, Car and Engine Axle* and Shape* to pattern or draw ings, from 10 tons to 100 pounds weight. They are also Selling Agents for MERRIMAN’S PATENT BOLT CUTTER, the best Machine ever invented for the purpose, pei forming double the amoaut of work of any other now in nse. FOR SALE, a 'll horse power Locomo tive Boiler with new tube sheets and new set of tubes, in first rate order, and warranted safe with a pressure of 100 pounds to the square inch. A NEW TEN HORSE POWER PORTABLE EN GINE, an excellent Machine, can be seen running at oar Foundry. CHARLES STAPLES & SON, Cor. Com. St. and Brown’s Wharf, novlOe d3m Portland, Maine. MEN’S Under-Sliirts ! AND DBA WEBS, In English, Scotch and American. Charles Custis & Co. Morton Block, FOMSRESS STREET. nov28dSt To Capitalists! A PROPRIETOR of a very extensive Coal proper ty ot tour square nules containing many seams or mtmmnons and oil coal at Nova Scotia,v/lslies Ibr a partner with a Capital of Fifteen Thousand Dollar*. Inquire of JittfES WHITE, 77 Washington st Boston. no2»d2w ’ For Sale. A Steam Engine mid Pump attached,— Woodward’s Patent : three horse power. Apply to UPHAM & ADAMS, Nov. 2. deodlw Commercial Street. KEW ADVERTISEMENTS. BAY STATE lumber i> e i» o t , Office, No. 441 Tremont Si., Boston. Itavc established in connection with their well-known “Bay State Moulding Mantt vnuAun x£S ®*ten8*ve y®*’1* for purchase and sale of Lumber, giving especial attention to SEASON illi ha mu woods and now offer for sale a large and well-selected Stock of Black Walnut, Cedar, Cherry, Oak, Ash, Maple, Sycamore, Chestnut, Butternut, White wood, &e. In Boards, Plank. Joist, Arc., to which they respectfully invite the attention of purchasers. Also common and Hard Pine, all qualities, rough or dressed for Floors, Sheathing, Are. Spruce Floor Boards worked And kiln-dried, ready for immediate use. Ouv facilities for supplying the wauts of Builde rs are unsurpassed, ami parties at a distance ordering by mall, by giving relialile reference, can depend upou haviug tbeir orders tilled in a satisfactory wanner—thus saving the time and expense of a visit to the city. {^"Rosewood Veneers, Slabs and Logs of any desired quality, at less than New York prices. Price List of Mouldings, Lumber, 1 )oon«, Brackets, &c., furnished on application. Address orders and communications to JOSEPH F. PAFE & CO. j Nov 29—eod3m E. N. PATTEN A- CO., Auctioneer., PLUMB STREET. Lemons, Lemons! AT AUCTION. ON SATURDAY NEXT, at 11 A. M., with out reserve, 7S Boxes Lemons ! In prime condition. no29dtd Fat on Family School. NORRIDGEWOCK, ME. rf^HE Winter Term of the Eaton Family X School will commence the Second Monday in December, to continue Thirteen Weeks. H. F. EATON, Principal nov. 29 dlw TO JLET. THE First of January, the Store now occupied by the subscriber, So. 31 Free Street, Up stairs. nov 29 dlw JOHN E. PALMER. Miss Newton, DRESS & CLOAK MAKER, (formerly ou Middle Street,) is now at No. 40 Adam* Unreel,— where she would be pleased to see her old customers as well as new ones. nov 29 dlw* WANTED. $3000 to $4000 WANTED tor two or three ye^irs, for which a good bonus will be paid, and security given on real estate worth $lo,ooo. Apply immediately to WM. H. JEKR1S, Real Estate Agent. nov28dlw #4,000 Wanted! Three or four thousand dollars for (wo or three years for which the Rest of Hr carity will be given, and interest paid at the rate of nine per cent per annum. Address Box 2058 Portland, P. O., or W. H. JERRIS, Real Estate Agent. Nov 28dlw* Owner Wanted FR a Copying Press left at my store night of July 4th. E. COREY. nov2Tdtf Wanted-Business Men IN every County in New England, to receive and fill orders and collect on subscrli tions, for the most popular and rapid selling Booles and Engrav ings now offered for sale, including “Lincoln and His Family,” and “ Washington and l/is Family ” matched Engravings, executed by. Sartain, iVom the fir eat National Paintings by Waugh and Schussele, $3.75 each, or $7.50 per pair. The new and beautiful Sacred Engravings by Sartain, entitled “Praucr” and “Samuel,” and “Fleetwood's Life of Christ,” il lustrated, revised and enlarged, containing G40 octavo pages. The sale of our works of art is immense, without precedent In the liistory of engravings, Experienced canvassers will find itihighly advanta geous to examine our publications, which possess su perior merit, and for saleability have no equals. Apply in person, or address R. II CURRAN, 48 Winter Street, Boston, Mass. November 26. Iw Sale Wanted. A GOOD second-hand one. Size at least 12 by 17 on the bottom. Inside. Price low. Address WORTHLY BROS, Brunswick. November 26. dlw Wanted. A GOOD single second-hand Sleigh and Robes.— Address Box 2163. November 26, 1866. dlw Wanted. Flour Barrels Wanted. "ITTE Pay 30 cents each for first class Flour ▼ ▼ Barrels suitable for sugar. LYNCH, BARKER <K CO., novl3dtf 139 Commercial street. Wanted. ■4 /'A BUSHELS good Pumpkin Seeds by i-YJU KENDALL & WHITNEY. Nov 13—film Ag-ents Wanted. T7*0R tho ftold Medal Sewing Jlnchiiirs, A In every City and County in the Union. The Hast complicated two-.hvea i machine in the world. Address A. F. JOHNSON & CO. Nov. 6 lmd 334 Washington St. Boston, Mass. Wanted Immediately. ■4 Good American, Nova Scotia and IriRli Girls to do housework, cook, $-c., in pri vate families and hotels in this c‘tv and country. Situations sure. The best wages paid. Also 50 Girls t > 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, 3514 Congress Street, up stairs. COX & POWARS sept26dtl_ late WHITNEY & CO. Agent! Wanted! To canvass for the cheapest and the best selling book in the country. HEADLEY’S HISTORY OF THE GREAT REBELLION! Two volumes complete in one. 1200 Royal Octavo Pages, sold for Five Dollars. £3r*Many agents are making from $50 to $100 per week canvassing for this work. Sold by subscription only. Sole and exclusive rights given of uncanvasaed ter ritory with liberal commissions. For circulars and terms applv to or address J. PATTEN FITCH, Lock Box 1722. No 233$ Congress St., near City Hall, Portland, Maine. no21d3w Agents Wanted ! FOR FRANK MOORE’S “ Women of the War," WONDERFULLY POPULAR ! SO popular has it already become, (not one month yet since its first issue) that hundreds of people are writing for it from all sections of the country. From one City alone, 17‘i persons have written for this Work,—could not wait for Agents. Four ot Adams’ large size Presses are running on this Book, and the demand exceeds our supply. Ex perienced Agents and others, who possess intelli gence, energy, and perseverance, and want Profita ble Employment, will find by eng.'vging in die sale of this Book, all they desire. Many now in the field arc meeting with astonishing success. For fall particulars send for circular. C. A. CHAPIN, Room 9, 21$ Free Street, Pordand. nov 13 d&wtf LOST AND FOUND. Lost! A CHECK on the First National Bank, dated No vember 2411k, 1866, stoned S. J. Smith per R. II. Hinkley, for twenty-five hundred dollars, payable to C. S. Clark, Esq. The finder will ohltoe the owner by leaving the same at the office of S. o. Smith, Esq., 270 Commercial Street, November 26. dlw* OWNERS WANTED! WANTED, 0^^255^' for the following articles at POLICE rid,iT ni : Bureau, Bedstead, Tables, Sextant, S^*Sian? Bedding; Ladies Wearing Apparel, Diabea, &c., lost m the late lire. no16d2w Board. A PLEASANT Room, with hoard, suitable for a gentleman and wife, or two single gentlemen, at No 66 Clark street. no24dtf TO LET. WITHOUT Board, a pleasant front room furn ished, in tho Western part of the City, to one or two single gentlemen. Address Box 42'Post Of fice, Portland. nov 16 tt* Store to be Let. STOKE No. 206 Fore street, foot of I’lnmb, now oc cupied by Heald Brothers, will be fur rent and oecupancy on or about the 1 Hit December proximo, Apply to .7. K. BRAZIER, 47 Brackett street, or at E. M. PATTEN & 00., Plumb street. nov27tf The Omnibus System of Paris.—I wish to say a few words about the omnibus system in Paris not only for the benefit of those who propose visiting here, but also as an example to our horse cars ami cmuibusses. There are, then, as you may conjecture, oumibusses run ning from the main centres to every part of the city, ail under the supervision of one com pany, which in its turn is subordinate to the Prelecture of the Senate. At the place de la bourse, the Madelaine, the Pont Neuf, the Tontagne St. Michael, and many other promi nent statitions, you see neat little square build ings which are omnibus headquarters; and here are long lines of the vehicles always com ing and going, and hiking up what passengers bound for each particular destination.— e ,\n these tasteful little stations are com fortable seats, where you may wait with ease until the omnibus you wish arrives; and mean while a police functionary, who is seated at a desk, (all functionaries, of whatever sort of rank, wear uniforms in France) hands you a small, square ticket, with a number, of large type printed upon it; this indicates your turn in taking your place in the omnibus—for often they are full, and the company goes on the righteous principle of “first coma, first served.” When the right omnibus comes along, you emerge with such other passengers as are goin» the same route, and the conductor standing at the door of the vehicle receives the cards which have been distributed at the station, and allows the holders to go in as these are handed up to him; letting him who holds “1” go in first “2” second and so. till the seats are ftill. Andh’erc ln is the superiority (for great superiority is often owing to apparently small things) of the D rench omuibus system over our own, that the number admitted is rigidly limited, and is nev er allowed on any account to be exceeded. All the Paris omnibuses have seats on top—com fortable, easy seats—and this part is called the Imperate, for what reason I know not, un less it is that it is an exalted place. The “in terienre” is divided off into single seats, to pre vent the possibility of overcrowding, and the number of them is always 12. The cost of a course is six sons for the‘•intcrieure”(six cents) and ha If that for the “Imperigle consequent ly the better class of the omnibus riders take their places in the latter, while the former is usually occupied by laborers and mechanics in their inevitable homely blue blouses. Then there is the very convenient system called correspondencies;*’ that is, if you wish to go to some point beyond the route of the omnibus, which, nevertheless, it is convenient to take part of the way, you pay two cevts more and receive a little ticket crowded with hiroglyphics, which enables you to take a sec ond omnibus when you leave the first, whereby you may quite reach your destination. Thus you may ridea number of miles foreightcents, or if you prefer the “Imperiale” (as you will if you are a smoker and unincumbered with la dies) for five cents. What struck me, too, particularly, in riding about in the omnibuses was, the great regu larity of system, and (to an American) extraor dmary neatness of the vehicles themselves, the affability and promptness of the conductors, and the rapidity and ease with which they travelled. And, turning my thoughts to those choked up, uncomfortable, low and tight, jug gling, rumbling omnibusses, with surly con ductors and half famished horses, which are too common in the streets of Boston. I conld not help making a comparison favorable to that in which I was riding. The Russians in Central Asia. The Russian Empire is in point of territory far ahead of all trther countries of the world, its present area being nearly double that ot China, and nearly three times that of the Uni ted States, and it still continues to extend at a rapid rate. The independent tribes lining the southern frontier hare gradually been absorb ed, and China and Persia have had to cede provinces equal in extent to the largest States ot Europe. During the last two or three years the advance of Russia in Central Asia lias at tracted particular attention. There is a coun try, enclosed, bv Russia, China, British India and Persia, and known by the names of Turk estan, Turau or Independent Tartary, which is furnishing the most recent additions 'to Russian territory. It contains about one-fifth of the territory of the United States, with a nomadic population of only about 7,000,000, belonging to various tribes, and consists of the territory of the Turkomanni, the little Khanate of Mag mene, and the three more powerful Khanates of Khiva, Bokhara and Kilobaud. Intestine wars have been the chronic malady ot these regions from time immemorable, and as regards their foreign relations, they were on the whole res tricted to outrages against the few merchants and travelers who ventured to penetrate into the inhospitable land. For some time Russia has begun to gain a firm footing in this coun try. It has destroyed the Khanate of Khokand, the largest and most populous of the Khanates, embracing an area of more than 300,000 En glish square miles, and a population of about 3,000 000. La^t year a considerable portion of the Khanate was formally annexed to Russia under the name of the Province of Turkestan. Recently, the Russian papers inform us of the formal annexation of Tashkend, one of the most important cities of the country, which already numbers 100,000 inhabitants, and is rapidly becoming the greatest commercial city of Central Asia. The general expectation is, that the remainder of Turkestan will be an nexed in the course of a few years, and that thus Russia and England will he brought face to face in India, The growing power of Russia is one of the most important features in the political history of our century. There is this important differ ence between the annexed territories of Russia an l the colonies of the other Great Powers .f Europe, that most of the latter are sure in the course oftimeto resume their autonomy, while Russia will, without doubt, thoroughly absorb all the tribes of the annexed territory, and thus constitute one nationality which, it can hardly be doubted, will be and remain the most pow erful of the world.—N, T. Tribune, Frightful Condition of Spain. — The Paris Temps' Correspondent in Spain draws a deplorable picture of the condition of that country : “With Narvaez, whose advent to power was so admirably prepared by the fu sillades of O’Donnell, a merciless reaction has come upon that unhappy country. At this moment the peninsula is a prey to the fright ful orgies of obscurantism, violence and des potism. The so-called moderadoes who have acquired power are effecting the ruin, exhaus tion and demoralization of the Spanish people. Proscription has struck, or is on the eve of striking, all that is elevated amongst the lib eral party in arms, in literature, and in public life. Spies and informers are everywhere; the monks are masters, and education is to be re ceived at the confessional. A sign from Fath er Claret or sister Patrocinio, who have more influence than ever over the Queen, begets a mighty stir. The treasury is empty; the taxes must lie paid in advance; but whilst the contractors of public works remain unpaid, convents are built in the royal residences with the money squeezed from the tax-payers. The municipal elections have been held through out the country, and the government party are chanting the victory they won; but a little in quiry shows that not one elector in ten lias voted, and that those who voted are either fiersons in government offices or persons be onging to the church. Commerce and trade are at their last gasp; no one knows to-day what to-morrow may bring forth. Indignation is so general and despair so profound that ev erybody, except those who profit b. the extrav agance of the existing state of things, is ex pecting an immediate catastrophe. Such, in a few words, is the position of Spain, and it is in the midst of these terrible symptoms of disor ganization that Narvaez and his colleagues are piously agitating, in order to save the Pope’s temporal power, or at least to induce the Pope to come to them if he should abandon Itome. The Roman question is that which troubles these conservatives in delirium, who do not see the chasm yawning at their own feet.” Municipal Election in Portsmouth.—The municipal election in Portsmouth, N. H., on Tuesday, resulted in no choice by tha people^ Jona. Dearborn (rep.) receiving 825, and Frank Jones(dem.) 841 votes. As there were 18 scat tering votes thrown, Mr. Jones lacked two votes of an election. Under these circumstances the new City Council choose in convention, one o^ the highest candidates for Mayor. As two wards were carried by the Republicans, and one by the Democrats, Mr. Dearborn will be the successful man. The new school law was ac cepted by a vote of 746 yeas to 695 nays. LATEST NEWS B¥ TELEGRAPH TO THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. - - Thursday Morning, November 29, 1866. --:-• FROM EUROPE NEWS BY THE CABLE. Commencement of the Fe ian Outbreak in Ireland. Great Activity on the Part of the English Government. Anticipated Trouble between Eng land and the United States, REVIVAL OF TBE ALABAMA AFFAIR. The Empire of Mexico Ended. London, Nov. 27, Noon.—The steamship Da mascus, which left Quebec Nov. 17th, touched here to-day, en route to Liverpool. The Fenian troubles in Ireland have assum ed considerable proportions, and there is no doubt a serious outbreak has occurred, Two regiments of Nationol troops were urgently ordered to Ireland yesterday afternoon, and transports were being prepared all night last night at Portsmouth. A large detachment of marines was also sent over to Queenstown from the war steamer Plymouth. A gunboat at Chatham was ordered to sail for Queenstown immediately. Much alarm was felt at Cork and throughout Ireland generally. The London Times of this morning believes that Chief Organizer Stephens will soon arrive on the scene, if, indeed, he has not already. The Globe editorially hints that a more seri ous trouble with the United States is really at tho bottom of the Fenian outbreak. A telegraphic dispatch was received yester day from Washington by the United States Minister at Paris. The dispatch was very long, occupying many hours in its transmission, and it is believed it relates to the Mexican ones non. The Morning Herald of to-day says that the United States Minister, Air. Adams, has reviv ed the Alabama case. A Cabinet meeting will soon be held, when the case will receive the consideration which its importance deserves. London, Nov. 27, Evening.—The Morning Her ald believes the Government of the United States will endeavor to defeat the Fenians plots at the proper time. A marked sensation is manifested here at the prospect of an immediate outbreak in Ire land. All the London papers to-day, except the Post, simultaneously use strong and bitter language against the Fenians, and warn them that they will receive no mercy. The Times says: “The rebellion must be stamped out as we stamped out the cattle plague.” The News says: “England must put down re lentlessly the seditious movement which her misrule has stirred up.” The Telegraph declares that “Aleasures must be taken which will render it certain that the very fii st symptoms of a revolt shall be stamped out with an iron heel.” The Star says: “Englishmen dread the odious necessity of crushing any rebel movement.” The Standard says: “Captured robbers should certainly be left to the just vigor of the law , and there should be no hope for them from the *i United States.” The Morning Herald, referring to the con demned Fenians in Canada, says: ‘‘There should be no loop-hole of escape for tntu-e offenders,” London, Nov. 28, Noon.—The movement of the Government against the Fenians continues. Another regiment of infantry will go to Belfast immediately. A box of uniforms and arms has been seized at Liverpool. The box came from the United States. The Daily News denounces the fierce threats of its contemporaries, and says the rebellion must be suppressed in a soldierly manner. Berlin, Nov. 28.—The story that Count Bis mark had been disgraced and resigned is offi cially denied. New York, Nov. 28. The morning papers have the following spe cials : London, Nov. 27.—The Fenian alarm is on the increase. Several ships of war have been ordered to Ireland. The excitement in Lon don is intense, and approaches only in magni tude to the scare on the occasion of the news of the outbreak in India. Paris, Nov. 27.—It is the settled conviction in Government circles that the Empire of Mexico is ended, and that Maximilian will soon arrive here. The Government has sent a proclama tion to Gen. Bazaine for publication in Mexico, when Maximilian leaves that country. The Commercial publishes the following: Paris, Noy. 28.—Napoleon has just telegraph ed to hi3 aid in Alexico to hasten the evacua tion of the French troops. THE IRISH REBELLION. Great Excitement in New York anil Brooklyn. New York, Nov. 28. W hen at a late hour last night the extras ap peared on the streets with the exciting news from Ireland, the effect upon the city was un equaled since the news of the great victories of the rebellion. Places of amusement were thinned out by the people anxious to hear and discuss the event. Hotels and other places of congregation were thronged by anxious and excited persons, who freely indulged in con gratulations and hopeful expressions. The Fe nians rushed to the meeting places of their Cir cles, hoping to get additional information. Tele grams were sent to circles in distant cities and instantly enthusiastic responses were received. Stephens, the Head Centre, was invisible, and it is confidently believed that he has reached Ireland. It is said the Treasury oi the Fenians was never in better condition than at this mo ment. The same excitement which existed in this city last night prevailed in Brooklyn. The Irishmen of that city were excited to fever heat and kept up a constant call for fresh dispatches over the Atlantic cable. It is dAied on the very highest Fenian au thority that President Roberts has given arms to Stephens or in any way connived at his ef forts to get men in Ireland slaughtered merely to justify James Stephens’ criminal folly. The Fenians in Ireland are destitute of arms, and any attempt at rebellion there at present will only result in the butchery of armeid men. The story that Stephens has sent large quantities of arms to Ireland is untrue, as ne converted everything he could into cash. The anxiety to hear from the Fenian insur rection in Ireland is very great. The very meagre and unsatisfactory telegrams purport ing to come over the cable, give rise to the be in f that the English Govortment is exercising censorship over the Atlantic telegraph, or that sensation news is manufactured by interested parties iu this city. Aruis aud officers are known to have been sent to Ireland from this city. One regiment of State militia has furnished one hundred and fifty men as officers, and a large accession is expected from the British army. Pram California. Sab Francisco, Nov. 28. Tlie steamer takes hence 500 bbls. of flour for New York via Panama, an order having been received for the finest grades for shipment to England. The message was transmitted by cable and overland telegraph, and the order filled and advices returned to the sender of the order the same day by telegraph. Gustin Dartois has commenced a suit against the Alta California newspaper for $27,000 dam ages tor alleged libel in regard to the seizure of the brig Basco, by Dartois and party, for which the plaintiff was designated as a pirate and robber. Libel Suit Against the N. IT. Tribune. New York, Nov. 28. Judge Nelson, in the U. S. Circuit Court, de livered an opinion yesterday in the libel case of Isaac Cook vs. the Tribune Association.— The alleged libel charged the plaintiff with be ing a defaulting Paymaster, having lost $500, 000 by gambling, aud that he was a full-blown knave and scoundrel. The plaintiff was post master in Chicago, aud proprietor of a newspa per there. The alleged liliel charged him with being a party to numerous peculations in of , c.‘ Nelson declared judgment for the plan tiff in all demurerg to pleas, with leave to amend on the usual terms. ICumored Movement by Tbaddeus Htevens for Irapeachiug the President. _ Buffalo, N. Y , Nov. 28. The Advertiser has a dispatch from Wash logton that Tbaddeus Stevens has called a cau cus of the radical members for Thursday, to firing about a concert of action for the im peachment of the President. Petition for a Territorial Government. . , _ , . New York, Nov. 28. I A special Washmgton dispatch to the Even | ing Post says a petition is on its way from 1 Louisiana, asking Congress to erect a territori i al government for that State. MEXICAN AFFAIRS. Invasion of Mexico by United States Troops. Tl»e City ot Matamoras Taken Possession of by Gen. Sedgwick. Reported Collision Between United Slates attd French Troops. New Orleans, Nov. 27.

A dispatch received from Flake’s Bulletin at Galveston, announces that Gen. Sedgwick dressed the Rio Grande Thursday, with a brig ade ot United States troops, and occupied Matamoras. The movement creates great ex citement. 1 . Washington, Nov. 28. lherc is no doubt whatever, as it has this morning been obtained from an official s urce, that this Government has telegraphed Minister Bigelow, requiring him to make certain repre sentations to the French government concern ing the delay of the French troops in evacuat ing Mexico. Whatever reliance may be plac ed in the article taken from Flake’s Galveston Bulletin, stating that Gen. Sedgwick had crossed the Rto Grande on Thursday with a brigade of troops and occupied Matamoras, it It is certain that the President at noon to-day bad received no information whatever concern ing the subject. It is thought, however, in mil itary circles that there is some ground for the report. A report prevails that a collision has actual ly occurred between the United States and French troops. Nothing reliable, however, is knewn. Gen. Sheridan despatched the troops on his own responsibility. Gen. Sherman is invested with large discre tionary power, and his original instructions comprehended the project for a joint French aad United States protectorate, pending the popular vote of Jnarez on Maximilian New Yoke, Nov. 28. The Posrs dispatch says the Government has received a dispatch from Gen. Sheridan, where in he mentions the rumor of the occupation of Mexican soil by American troops, hut discred itsi*. The reports are, no doubt, exaggerated. The World’s New Orleans special says Gen. Escobedo, with a small escort, had arrived out side of Matamoras on the 10th, his troops amounting to fifteen hundred men and six pieces of artillery. Escobedo had demanded the immediate surrender of Matamoras, giving Canales until the morning of the 22d to do so, informing him that if the demand was not ac ceded to, he would attack Matamoras. Canales replied curtly, positively refusing these terms. Cortinas has levied a loan of $8,000 on the citi zens of Bagdad. Ortega was at Brazos. The French commander, Bertholm, who es eorted the conducta from Guadalajara to Man seito, heard of the approach of Gen. Regules, ai d started out to meet him at the head of 150 men, hut fell into an ambush near Calina and was killed, together with nearly all his of ficers. Great consternation prevailed at Cali -jet that place was entirely defenseless against any attack from Gen. Regules’ forces. The Liberals are reported to have committed grejt atrocities upon the prisoners who fell in to their hands. The French forces would not leave Mazatlan as soon as the 18th of Novem ber. Pram Washington. Washington, Nov. 28. This morning the grand jury found four true bills of indictment against Leonard Hyack President of tbejlate Merchants’ National Bank of Washington, charging him with embezzle ment and misapplication of the funds of the bank, with abstracting a large amount of notes, and with withdrawing bills without authority with intent to defraud. The grand jury of the Criminal Court has also found a true bill against Sanford Conover, for perjury. It commences by reciting that on the 9(h ot April last, the House ot Representa tives instructed the Judiciary Committee to enquire whether there was probable cause to believe the murder ot President Lincoln, and attempted assassination of the Secretary of State, were incited or procured by Jeff Davis; that in the course of their inquiry it became a material matter and question with them whath ' er a certain deposition in regard to the compli city of Jeff Davis in the plot made at the instance and procurement of Sanford Conover, alias Charles A. Dunnan, before Judge Advo«Ate Holt, by one Joseph A. Howe, undo the assumed name of William Camp bell ; fflid also certain other depositions, and among others one made at the interest of Con over before the same party by one W. H. Rob erta alias Joseph Snevel, should be received as evidence. It further recites that the affidavits of Howe and Roberts came before the com mittee on the 8th of May last, and testified that the affidavits were made at the instance of Conover; that they committed the contents to memory, &c. That on the same day Conover appeared before the committee, and testified that the affidavits were true. The Fenian Prisoners. Toronto, C. W., Nov. 28. In the matter of the Fenian prisoners, the judges have no given their decision on the ap plication to set aside the verdicts and grant new trials. It is rumored the cause of delay is that the courts intend refusing the rule, and are preparing an elabratory written judgment setting forth at full length the grounds on whioh the decision is based. If so, it is the intention of the prisoner’s counsel to apply to have the question referred to the Court ot England, which must concur that the objections are well founded, otherwise the judgment already giv en stands in full force. Encounters between Policemen and Burg lars in Chicago. Chicago, DL, Nov. 27. A policeman named Moesch was shot in the hand by a burglar this morning. The thief was endeavoring to get into a house on Clark street, and as the officer approached him fired. The officer fired two shot9 back, but the thief escap ed wounded. Another encounter between officers aud burg larg occurred during the night, iu which a burg lar was captured. The police force is so inade quate that the city is overrun by desperadoes. Only thirty-five policemen guard the city at night. Pram Portress Monroe. Fortress Monroe, Nov. 28. C. C. Clay and wife came here this morning from Baltimore, to make a Thanksgiving to the Davis family. The annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Norfolk to-day concurred in the recommendations of the General Con ference respecting the change of the name of the Church, whereby the word “South” was dropped, and ou the question of the admission of lay members into the council of the Annual and General Conference. Charges against Gov. Cannings of Col orado. New York, Nov. 28. The Tribune to-morrow will contain a reply by Senator Chaffee, of Colorado, to Gov. Cum mings’ recent defeuoe of his course. Charges are brought of unfairness and usurpation of power of the canvas of the recent elections, and also a fraudulent certificate was attached to the table of territorial votes used against the admission of Colorado last winter. Mob.Law in Kentucky. # New York, Nov. 28. A Cincinnati dispatch says Levi Crowders, Tom Stephens and Peter Goode—all notorious characters—who were confined at Lebanon, Ky., on the charge of robbery, were taken from jail Saturday night by a mob of about two hun dred men from an adjoining county, and hang ed. No resistance was offered by the authori ties, although thirty soldiers were in line while the proceedings took place. Miscellaneous Dispatches. Troy, Nov. 28. The steam tug C. H. Heaitt, engaged in local towing purposes, blew up in the Hudson river, just opposite the city, at twelve o’clock to-day. The captain and pilot, Thomas Classey and engineer, H. Phillips, were blown a distance of nearly thirty feet, and so badly mutilated that neither can recover. Maryland Politics. Baltimore. Nov. 2a It is rumored that Reverdy Johnson will take a seat in the Cabinet and that the Demo crats will elect Governor Svrann to the unex pired term of two years in the Senate. South Carolina Legislature. Columbus, S. Cv Nov. 28. The Legislature has adjourned till Friday, in deference to the President's Thanksgiving proclamation. The usury laws will certainly be repealed. Reception to Senator Fessenden. . New York, Nov. 28. The Union League Club gave a princely en tertainment to Senator Fessenden, of Maine, to-night. Those who over-tax the voice in singing or public speaking, will find “Brown’s Bronchial Troches” exceedingly osetul, enabling them to endure more than ordinary exertion with comparative ease, while they render articulation clear. For Throat Diseases and Coughs the Troches are ot service. PORTLAND AND VICINITY. Kfew .tdirriiannniia To-Day. NEW ADVERTISEMENT COLUMN. Bay State Lumber Depot. Eaton Family School—Winter Term. To Let—Store. Dress and Cloak Maker—Miss Newton. Auction Sale—E. M. Patten & Co. $^"*To-day being a legal holiday, no paper will be issued from this office to-morrow morn ing. _ _ Religious Notices. There wi'l be Thanksgiving services at the Chest nut Street Church, at 11 o'clock. Sermon by Rev. Dr. Shailer. Casco Street Church. — Thanksgiving Day Services.—Prayer and-conference meeting at 10 and 2 o'clock. Sermon in tbe evening at 7} o’clock. All cheerfully invited and provided with seats. First Universalist Shurch, Congress Square, Rev. E. C. Bolles. Pastor. There will be services to-day, commencing at 11 o’clock A. M, High Street Church will l>e open to-day, and a sermon by the Pastor may be expected at li o’clock A. M. There will be Thanksgiving services in Park St. Church this morning at the usual hour, and a dis course by Rev. Wm.B, Hayden. THE COURTS. UNITED STATES CIRCUIT COURT. SEPTEMBER TERM—JUDGE POX PRESIDING. Wednesday. — Judge Fox, In an able charge, which occupied about one hour and a half, gavo the case of United States v Treat to the Jury. The Jury retired soon after 11 o’clock, and at the aiUournment of the Court last evening had not agreed upon a ver dict. Court adjourned to 9 o’clock Thursday morn ing. Jonathan F. Treat v MilesS. Staples, Replevin of a vessel on which the Collector of Internal Revenue of tho Fifth District undertook to serve a warrant of distraint for Internal Revenue taxes. After the testi mony was elicited the case was continued on report. Rowe fbr plaintiff. Talbot for defendant. MUNICIPAL COURT. JUDGE KINGSBURY PBE8IDINO, Wednesday.—John Fitzsimmons, John McGlin chy, Thomas Glenn, aud Sarah Duddy, on Bcareli and seizure processes, paid *22.26 each. Thomas Clements, for drunkenness and disturb ance, paid a fine of *3 and costs, James Kelly and Barney Jennings, lads, wero brought up for throwing stones in the streets. They were defended by J. H. Williams, Esq., and wero discharged. In the case of libel against the liquors and vessels lately seized on the premises of John Flaherty, Da vid Costello appeared as claimant of the property, and his claim was sustained and an order of restitu tion was issued. Chdbch BBiLWKa.—The question is often asked,'“What progress toward building a Con gregational Church on Ihe burnt district?” I cannot learn that anything very effectual has been done as yet, by either the Second or Third Parishes. True, one Society has asked tor funds from abroad, to erect a building in memorial of Dr. Payson. I understand the response has not been very generous, probably for the reason that little or nothing has yet been done by the people themselves. The feeling is general that one Congregational Society is enough for that part of the city, and with uuion and enterprise, it could be made a strong one. Many persons in that locality stand ready to engage heartily in the work if they could have the usual in ducements of such undertakings, viz: the choice of teacher, church officers, &c., &c. The four month’s effort to build on tho fame of Dr. Payson has failed, and properly enough. “God is not the God of t)ie dead, but of the liv ing.” Payson’s work was well done, Rnd “his record is on high.” The best “memorial” to him is an imitation of his piety and zeal. I repeat, many are ready to embark in build ing a new house. They will begin by making generous contributions themselves; will expect the Parish property of the two Societies to be turned in, and after doing something substan tial themselves, will seek generous assistance from their friends in the upper part of the city. Appeals abroad can then be made If necessary. I am almost tempted to say, what I have nev er yet divulged, that I have in my pocket the reliable offer from abroad, to present this church when built, with a large bell and clock, equal or superior to any in this city. Nobth End. The Poultry Market.—The market yes terday was well supplied and the turkies were unusually ehoice. Prices ranged from 23 to 30 cents a pound. For geese 22 to 28 cents: for chickens 20 to 25 cents; and for ducks $1.23 to $2.00 per pair. The prices from the wagons did not vary much from what was asked at the provision shops. At the shop of Messrs. E. G. Pennell & Co., we saw some of the handsomest chickens in the market, raised by Wm. Boothby, King, Staples, and Nathaniel Staples, in Limington, which sold quickly at 31 cents per pound.— Some fine Bromen geose in the same shop brought 30 cents per pound. This firm ran off over two tons of poultry from their place, yes terday. H. W. A. Deering, Wilson, Pettingill & Fullam, Chenery & Tavlor, Greenough & Morse, and other provision shops displayed a bountiful supply of handsome fowls and a good business was transacted at all the shops yesterday. Those who preferred spareribs could be ac commodated with handsome ones at 15 to 18 cents per lb. Beef was plenty, but not so much in demand, as everybody must have a fowl on Thanksgiving day. A Fine Monument.—The last number of the Transcript contains an incendiary .article, which naturally recommends itself to our Rad ical sympathies. An old resident, who signs his communication “P." after referring to Mr. Allen Haines’ presentation to the city of the only remaining column of that fine building, the old exchange, continues as follows: Let me suggest as an appropriate disposal of this relic of two fires—that it form the shaft of a monument in commemoration of the Great Fire of July, 1866. The base or pedestal should be suitably inscribed, and as the Fire Monu ment of London is surmounted by a gilded pyramid of flame, the Portland Fire Monument might be surmounted by the city arms—a phenix rising from a bed of flame—a device now rendered doubly appropriate. The monument should be located somewhere within the burnt district, perhaps in the centre of the new Park, but I would suggest the cen tre of the new market place as being nearer the geographical centre of the great conflagra tion. The fire department, I have no doubt, will take pride in raising the funds for such a monument. Portland has yet to boast of hav ing a single monument, and I very much doubt if there is another city of its size in the North ern States that has not at least one. THANKSGrvTNQ Turkeys.—Every housekeep er connected with the Press, received yesterday from the excellent publisher a seasonable tok en of remembrance, iij the shape of a fat tur key. If the thoughtful donor sought to in crease his popularity in the office by this char acteristic act, he lias probably failed. Honora ble dealing and a considerate regard for'the welfare of all with whom he has to do, have long since secured for him a degree of good will wltich may be strengthened but can hard ly be increased. Fancy Goods.—Our readers are advised to take a look into the store of Rollins & Gilkcy, corner of Congress and Preble streets, where they wiil find a splendid assortment of fancy goods, and toilet articles. If any of them are in want of medicine, they will find pure arti cles at this establishment. Or, if they aro given to the weed, they will find the choicest cigars. Sturgeon's new work, Morning by Morn ing, Sunnybank, by Marion Harland, Life and Times of Luther, Washington Irving’s Span ish Papers, never before published, Doctor John’s by Ike Marvel, &c., may be found at H. Packard’s, No. 337 Congress street, corner of Oak street. _ While you are waiting for dinner, read the graphic sketch of whaling adventure, on the third page of to-day’s paper. In all matters of detail, it may be relied upon as perfectly au thentic, having been written, as it purports to be, by a sailor boy before the mast, who was in ! the stove boat. amusements this Day ani, Evening. There will be two performances at the Theatre, in Deering Hall, one in the afternoon, the othei in the evening, at which the drama of Uncle Tom’s Cabin will ho performed. The Ocean Association Ex 4’s will commence their annual course of dances, by a Grand Ball this evening at Mechanic’s Hall, to be fol lowed by three Assemblies, to be given on Tuesday nights, a Ball on Christmas night, and a Grand Firemen’s Military and Civic Bail on New Year’s night. The course given by this Association last winter, was one of the most popular of the season. It is intended by the managers, who understand how to arrange for a good time, thaf the present course shall exceed all others. -— Thanksgiving Day.—The Custom House will be closed to-day. The Postoffice will be open at the usual holi day hours. Mechanics’ Assemblies.—We understand that the managers of these popular Assem blies are making arrangements for their annu al course of dances. Miss Carrie Owen acknowledges the re ceipt of one box children’s clotliiug from the First Universalist Society of Lowell. Mass., for the benefit of sufferers by the great fire. THE STATE. —A course of lectures for the benefit of the High School is in contemplation in Augusta. —The New Masonic Hall in Augusta is to be dedicated on Tuesday afternoou next, Dec. 4th, by Bethlehem Lodge, F. & A. M., and Trinity Commandery, K. T., the ceremonies being con ducted by Grand Master T. T. Murray, of this city, assisted by D. D. G. M. James M. Larra bee of Gardiner. —On Saturday morning, as we learn from the Farmer, the building owned by E. D. Nor cross, at the upper end of Water street, Augus ta, and occupied by him as a hardware store, and by Lewis Tibbetts’ boots, shoes and cloth ing, was damaged by fire to the amount of about $1,500. Fully insured. —The Gardiner Reporter thinks that $15,000 will be raised in that city towards a railroad to connect Wiscasset with the Portland & Ken nebec line at that place. There are three routes proposed—to Bath, to Richmond, or to Gardiner. —We learn from the Lewiston Journal that the house, shed and barn of John Haley, in Auburn, on the Hotel Road, 2 1-2 miles from the village, were destroyed by fire early yester day morning, with their entire contents, in cluding five head of cattle, ten or twelve tons of hay, farming and shoemakers’ tools, &c., &. Mrs. Haley was severely, though not fatally, burned. Samuel W. Dexter in attempting to save some household effects, was crushed un der falling timbers and burned to death. Mr. Dexter was merely stopping in the house as a protector, for the night, in the absence of Mr. Haley. A Frenchman named Dumas was somewhat burned in attempting to save goods The loss is not stated, but those who know of the property, estimate it at $3,000. Insured for $1300. —A grand ball is to be given in Bath to-night by the members of ex-Engine Company No 3. It promises to be a splendid affair. Raymonds’* band of this city furnish the music. At a citizen’s meeting hold in Bath on Tues day to discuss the sulyect of a railroad from that city to Rockland, it was voted, on motion of Hon. Henry Tallraan, that the Mayor ob tain from the next Legislature authority for the city to loan its credit to the amount of $000,000, in aid of the proposed road. —A Wilton correspondent oi the Maine Farmer describes a slab of granite of rather re markable dimensions. It was twenty-two feet long, four and a half (ect wide, and on afl av erage only about two and a half inches in thick ness. It came from the quarries in Jay. —-A gentleman residing in Boston offers Bangor, his native place, 12,000 to build an or phan asylum, on condition that hor citizens will raise a sum for its adequate endowment. It is estimated that this will require $25,000 more. —A fellow of East Pittston, named Shay, re cently hired a team at Gardiner to go home as he said, and a boy was sent with him to return with thc4cam; but after going a mile or two the boy was tbreibiy put out, and the driver started for down east, but was overhauled at Damariacotta, taken back, and sent to jail. So says the Reporter. —Six full rigged ships, each above 1000 tons measurement, have been built at Bath the past summer. A 1200-ton ship is now worth, when new, about $100,000, and steamers of the same dimensions from 50 to 100 per cent. more. ■ ■' -..i ■ — Washington Items. Washington, Nov. 27,1800. The conservative paper of the largest circu lation in this city is publishing a series of sig nificant editorials noon the future of the South. I In its issue of this evening it says: “There never was a more mistaken idea than that of the hardship of the terms demanded by the North as the condition precedent to the re admission of the lately rebelious States to Con gress. One may search the history of every civil war and its consequences as far back as the history of nations has been preserved, to find terms granted to the nnsucccssiul narty as lenient and truly fraternal as those which Congress, on behalf of the victors in our war now offers the South.” The article quoted concludes: “Never were ink and breath more signally thrown away than in arguing, at this tune, to show that the Constitution fails to give the victors in the late war complete power over the terms upon which the lately rebellious States Bhall be premitted to resume their po sition in the Union.” Hon. Thaddus Stevens, who is busily prepar ing for the work of the coming session, intends to call up his enabling act at an early day. He also expects to press a limited confiscation bill, which will prevent the return of lands assign ed to fVeedmen and lands upon which our mil tary cemeteries are located, and some other classes of land, to the hands of prominent reb els. The French minister has, on two occasions within a week, stated positively that the only information he had regarding the Campbell Shcrman mission was what ho had gathered from the newspapers. Commissioner Rollins has consented to the use of his name as a candidate for the Con gressional nomination in his district.—Dispatch to Boston Advertiser.. A Russian Imperial Marriage.—The mar riage of the Czarewich and the Princess Dag mar took place in 9t. Petersburg, with great ceremony, on the 8th instant. A correspond ent writes: At a certain part of the service the Czare wich and his bride stepped forward from the circle of the Imperial family, and haviug been conducted by the Emperor to a raised dais, joined in the prayers or the Metropolis. Later, two younger princes of the blood, one of whom I recognized as Prince Alexis, approached and held above the heads of tbe bridal pair the mar riage crowns peculiar to the Orthodox ritual. They resemble in shape and size the Episcopal tiaras, and seem to be of silver wire, or some such material, interwoven with silk. This sin gular ceremony continued for about twenty minutes, the officiating princes being repeatofl ly obliged to change their hands from weari ness. Suddenly the music became softer, quick er and more melodious. Its eloquent notes predicted the speedy consummation of the hal lowed act. To this tune the bride and bride groom were led thrice aronnd the altar by the Metropolite. Then they were pronounced to be mau and wife. I The C arbine the Gospel of Italy —Gari baldi has jnst writtan the following letter toM. Lorigiola, who communicated to him a plan for | a rifle meeting at Padua: “My Dear Lorigiola I —Bravo! I compliment you, and wish yon eve ; nr success in the realization of your project, i The people should be made to understand, onee I for all, that tbe carbine ought to be tbe gospel 1 of the nation, and that only when well exer I oised in the use of that arm will they be able I to say proudly, ‘We are Italian!’ Continue, ami 1 will aid you with all my power. Entirely yonrs, G. Garibaldi.” Accident.—We are informed that the depot master on the Portland and Kennebec Bail road, at the station at Morrill's Corner, 'West brook, was severely injured on Tuesday by be ing jammed between two cars which he was : shackling. We did not learn his name but were ! informed that he was taken to Brunswick, ! where he belonged. VAUIET1E8. —The article on Correlation, aptly entitled “E Pluribus Unum," which appeared in tho Galaxy of November 1, was written by Fit s Hugh Ludlow. —Mr. R. H. Stoddard bas withdrawn from the Round Table, with t ie literary department of which he has been identified from the start. Macmillan & Co. London, announce a bool; on the campaign in Germany, entitled “Th I ■ even Weeks’ War; its Antecedents and it* ncu ents, by H. M. Hozier, military corres pondent of the London Times with the Prus sian army. Mr. George Henry Lewes has retired, 0:1 account of ill-health, from the editorship of th i London Fortnightly Review. No one is as y. t appointed in his place. —A graduate of the Female High School of Newhurypovt was neither absent or f ' * in;; her whole term of four years, third scholar of the same family with the san.a record. Happy the men who get these girls for wives. Their dinners will always be ready “o* time.” —An exchange informs us that Bierstadt, th» artist, was married in Waterville, N. Y., on the 21st instant, to Rosalie Osborn, of New York city. Mr, Bierstadt has just erected i t Irvington a residence costing $50,000. and com manding one of the finest views of the Hudson. It is really a studio with house attached. Th* studio is eighty feet in length, with walls thir ty-tour feet high; galleries for art studies, and lovely views from its windows. Mr. Bierstadt’* “Storm in the Rocky Mountains” goes to ft® French Exposition. He is now engaged upo® a new piece with monntnins, plains and sir* set glow, entitled “Emigiauts Crossing th® Plains.” He has nearly completed a bird’s-ey® view of Yoscmitc Valley—larger than any u$ his previous pictures. It is painted to fill order given three years ago by Lo Grand Louis* wood of New York. —The Quebec Chronicle relates a curio n® case of superstition: A few days ago, when a skull was taken out of the earth, at tho spot be lieved to be Champlain’s grave, an Irishman, suffering from toothache, deliberately raised ig to his mouth, and with bis own grinders, drew from its sooket, one of the teeth still adhering to the long buried relic of humanity. A day or two after he was heard to remark, in a tons of gratitude and admiration,—“Bo gorra, that must have been a good man (meaning, of course, the person to whom the skull belonged) for I'm entirely cured of the toothache.” —Sunday, the 25, was observed in Quebec, as a day of solemn thanksgiving for the deliver ance from cholera during the past season, and for the ingathering of the harvest. —The Round Table makes this good point:— The rebels, jnst when their cause was caving in, proposed to arm the negroes; tho democrats, now that they are in the very article of death, propose to give the negro the ballot. The ne gro did not save the rebels, and be will not save the democratic party. —11 is anuouneeu mat tne l'ostmastor Geueral has concluded a treaty with Great Britain, by which postages each way are to 1 « reduced to twelve cents. The postage in all cases i* to he prepaid, and is to be kept by the gov ernment of the country in which the letter is mailed. The reduction of the rates by one halt is important, and the result will naturally be a considerable increase in communication be tween the two countries. The advantage, of this arrangement is thought to He witli our government, since before, we had exchange against us, and the balance of the postage will be In our favor. —The most astonishing fish story yet told is the statement by Professor Agassiz that in Brazil they have a species of Ash which can climb trees! -It is stated that sharks are sold in P: fin fish markets. They are classed in the oily tar iff as “curiosities," but become fish in the hands ef purchasers, and figure in the bills of restau rants as sturgeon or tunny. One lately sold was more than nine feet long. —General Sherman ami some of his friends recommended Colonel George Ward Nichols for the position ofsecretary of legation at Paris. Colonel Nichols is the author ot the “Story ot the Great March,” and was fomerly on Gener al Sherman’s staff. The Meteoric Shower in Ehgland.—Tho foreign mails received by the Cunard steamer Scotia, bring lull accounts of the shower ot meteors observed in England and Scotland on. the morning of the 14th instant. The display was magnificent, especially in London, where the sky was covered with flashing meteors in such numbers as almost to defy computation. In other parts of England, the number was | smaller, and at Liverpool a storm prevented ob servations; but wherever the shower was visi ble, the most brilliant effects of color were pro duced, and some singular phenomena attended the course of the meteors. The Times of the 15th has the following account of the display observed in the neighborhood of Paddington Green: The fiery shower iorctoul hy the science of America and Europe for the night of the 13— 14 of November of this year, was seen in full splendor yesterday morning between the houri or 12 and 2. From about eleven o’clock occa sional meteors might be seen gliding along tho sky from east to west, but these were only tho avant-covriers of the great legion that followed at a later hour. The numbers increased after 12 o'clock with ffreat rapidity. From Paddington Green, a. fairly open position, 207 meteors were couuteo. between 12 and 12:30, and of these, the greater number fell after 12:20. The next hundred were counted during the six minutes that suc ceeded the half hour. Soon after this it be ■ came impossible for two people to count tlm whole that were risible from this position; and doubtless lrom positions with a purer ntmos Ebere, and a wider horizon, the spcctaole muss ave been one of surpassing splendor. Indeed from a window at Highgate, looking N. N. E., but with a circumscribed view, an observer counted 100 meteors in the four minutes be tween 12 ^2 and 12 U16, nnd no less than 200 in the two minutes between 12:87 and 12:80. As the constellation Leo rose over the houses north of Paddington Green and cleared itself of haze, the divergence of the meteor paths from a point within it became obvious, nut merely in the directions of the streams that shot from or through the zeDith, but in tlioso that left their phosphorescent seeming trails in the sky towards every point of the compass. Sometimes these rocket-like lines of light would glide out like sparks flying from an in candescent mass of iron under the blows of a Titanic hammer, but with tho distinctive fea tures, first, of those lingering lines of illumi nated haze in their track, and secondly,of their rarely appearing as if they originated in the region of the sky from which then course evidently diverged. Sometimes the meteor was nTange and almost! red in its oolor, whereas tho luminous trail seemed almost always, probably by contrast; with the surrounding light, of a blnish hne. In one splendid instance the trail, after having nearly disappeared, together with the rocket head that had produced it, hccame again lit up and visible coincidentally with a reeuscitatiou of brightness in the body of the meteor. Now and then a little illuminated puff ball would appear in the middle of the constellation Leo, generally more or loss elongated or elliptic in form, os it seemed to be more or less distant, and at the same time convergent from an im I aginery point that seemed about 3 deg. 8 l>y j E. of the star gwimn Leonis; and one, as near | as could be i • ertained to such a point, waa I simply a star that waxed and waned, and dis ! appeared as one looked at it. | Sometimes a minute point of light, like ; fire-fly, would dart with an angular, jerkin;; i motion and zig-zag course hither and thither, but still as if away from Leo. It will be perceived that the correctness of the N. Y. Herald’s cable dispatch in relation t » i the matter is fully established, ami that Prof. Loomis who pronounced it “evidently spuri , oils,” was mistaken. Hautfobd Erect. —We have to uutouneii another Republican victory. The tow oof Hart, ford yesterday put itself in line with the sound Republican cities in the Union. The Copp. r ■ heads are beaten out of thoir Maiakoff. Wo have the not very painful duty to annonne > that whereas last spring Mr. English. Demo cratic candidate for eovernor, had a majority in this town of 479, Mr. Stillman, Republican selectman, has now a majority of 17ft. \V i accept this victory as an onion of the total di • comfitnre of Copperheadism next spring—th i burial in one grave ot the Coppers and th : e Johnson allies who have only made them w»->W in the hour of battle.—Uwrtford £vaiii\g ~