Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, December 6, 1866, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated December 6, 1866 Page 1
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i_! ... . . _ _ • . oi • , . . blatablieketl June ii&, Vol. 5. PORTLAND, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 6,1866. Term. Bight Dollarb per annum, In advance. i'HE pOfiicANli DAiLA PRESS 1* pu»h>hHl everyday, (Sunday excepted,» at No. 1 Printers’ Exchange, Uommei.iul Street, Portland, l*y N. A. Poster, Proprietor. Terms : — Eight Dollar? a yaai iu advance. THE MAINE STATE P&ESS. in published at the ame place every Tiiur^iay motning at $2.00 a year, nvariably in advance. UaTES of ADVEBTIsdjo.—Oae inch m 2»puco,*n cugtli ot column, constitutes *1 “square.'* >1.50 per square dyily iirst week: 73 cent? per week after: three insertions, 0* less, $1.00; continu t. - ,1 1, - , r ,,,, — . ■■■■L—MJMl J tlon. INTEilTAINMENTS. R. F. Society! A CONCERT Under the auspices of the ft. F. Society of Young I.adieH, will be given Monday Evening, Dec, lOth, MECHANICS’ HALL, By the following artiiw. Mr*. Burnham, Mr. Burnham, Mr,. Bllitfon, Mr. Moreau, MB. MAR5TON, PIANIST. 53P"Flowerd anil ChrltfulSs Emblems, tor sale in the H all. ‘ REFRESHMENTS IN THE ANTEROOM! Dancing alter the Concert i MUSIC BY CHANDLER. Floor Managers : Col A W Bradbury, Mr J llail Boyd, Mr W W Thomas, Jr, Mr J Frank Dyer, Mr \Ym R Wood, -Mr Ellas Thomas, Jieiuy F Wood. Doors open at 6]. Concert at 7£. TH'KIi'TS FIFTY CENTS, For sale at Short <SL Loring’s, Andrew GcycFs, and at PaiueV. > |T"Thfl Hall will bo open in the afternoon for the sale of Christmas Wreaths, Emblems, &c. Doc G-dtd Theatre, - Dee ring Hall. Bui»f:ll &: Browac, Lessees & J91auagers* G. E. Wilson, - - Stage Ilia linger. ENTIRE CHANGE OF PROGBAMiHE. Monday Evening, Dec. 3d, and every Evening during the week, the favorite artiste DOLT,IE BID WELL ! her first appearance since hor recent severe indispo sition . During the week will be presented the popular plays of “FANCHON,” “EAST LYNNF,” “CA MILLE,” “GIPSY QUEEN,” “FRENCH SPY,” &c., &c. S ir-Full particulars in bills of the day. dcc3<16d Ocean Association, Ex-No. 4, WILL COMMENCE TIIEIR Fifth Annual Course of Dances, - AT MECHANICS’ HALL, - WITH A - Ball on ‘Thanksgiving Night! To be followed by Three AfiscmbHcR on Toesdny iliakts. a Ball on Christina!) Night, a Grand Fire'* men’s military and Cii ir Bail on New Vear’M Night* MANAGERS: President, EDWARD HODGKINS. viro-Prenident. S, s. 1IANNAFORD, Secretary, A. h. JACOAJS, Treasurers, F. J. BAILEY, R. D. Page,C. H. Phil lips.. II. D. Tripp. '^-Tickets for t'no Course $3; tickets for each of the B ills $1.50; tickets for each ol' the Assemblies ; for the Gallery 50 cents. To be obtained of the Man agers and at the door. Music by Chandler's Quadrille Band. D. H. Chandler Prompter. Dancing to commence at 8 o’clock. Clothing checked free. November 27, 1867. eod5w gr a psr r> Promenade Concert! The 17th Maine Reg’t Association WILL GIVE A Promenade Concert —AT— MECHANIC S’ HALL, —ON— Thursday Evening* Dec. 13, 1866, the Fourth Anniversary of the BATTLE OF FBEDEBICK6BIJBG, Complimentary to the •FOREST CITY BAND! MANAGERS: Col. T’hos. A. Roberts, Col. C. F. Mattocks, Col. Clms. B. Merrill, Col. Win. Hobson, Maj, Edwin B. H uprhfon,Major \V. H. Green, Surgeon H. L. K. Wiggin, Surgeon N. A. Hersom, Ast. Surg. N. B. Coleman, Ast. Sure. Jas. G. Sturgis, Adjt. C. W. Roberts, Adit- P- S. Boothby, Adjt. Geo. A. Parker. Quarienn’r JosiahRcmick, Capt. A. Golderman, Capt. J. A. Perry, Capt. S. S. Richards, Capt. J. C. Perry, Capt. I. S. Fauuce, Capt. G. W. Verrill, Capt. C. C. Cole, Capt. U. W. firings, Capt. G. B. Dunn, Capt. G. F. Sparrow, Capt. Edwin I. Merrill, Capt. Edward Moove. Capt. G. C. Pratt, Capt. Gc >. A. Whiddcn, Capt. E. H. Cric, i.ieut. 1). ,1. Chandlor, Lieut. Tho . W. Lord, JJent. S. W. Burnham, Lieut. Edwin Emery, 1 ieut. C. G. Holyoke, Lieut. O. W. Burnham, Lieut. J.Xl. Hall, Lieut. Jas. M. Webb, Lieut. I. M. Salibrd, Lieut. F. A. Sawyer, Lieut. T. J. Snowman, Lieut. H. L. Bnrtel*, Lieut. Newton Wliitten. Lieut. II. B. Cummings, I’LOOR MANAGERS. Col. T. A. Roberts. t>d. C. I*. Mattocks, Col. Win. Hobson, Capt. A. Golderman. Capt. J. A. Perrv, Ideut. O. W. Burnham. Liciit. J. M. saitord, Officer* and Soldier? who nerve*) riming tLo recent reln'lllon arc invite i io at4* n<l in uulii riu and with the di.-tin- iiv. badges of their Ihvisbmaor Cor(«. OMariai ai • O’elack. Tickets admitting Gentleman and l.rvly, gios, £4 sak at i»aioc> Mindc Btorv, Hofor’*, U Free street, uul l»v die Committee of ArratfCSu Ms. COL T. A. ROSERTS CAW. J. A. 1ERRT, MAJOR g. R. HOtOBTUV. dccMtd. HOME AGAIN. A/fW.V fVfl.V'TfwYfy. F'CU-f muIIA m »> 4414.1101, 1,4 thr Hto-rai km lm .4 bi% Bkvw. I Hrn.mrcc to lira •Mi *ti »I 1* ^mrr, mr Mum Ip ,\ , I* b Mu** sir.,1. •*■; , . . «•! t Jlict w Mkwr W**IU ly «*m4b4 r ito M. -t. t»v,rt<.ur. with B ft«k4 u r.k; ...«••»• *4 .*.leo|. ,k» w, .,u.*lM«r 1 « 1 1-1 M»| ai Ik,. M*M lw [WH—». to O Wt I... I «*• tk* LM ataurtol* M>4 1 ke K* tof* •“* k»**Wkl lii mi «•—t M, w *kmmiimmm « im hu-m*. ioTfu tin r,c,t' aanb, •*« hsIhmii.i 11 ia«| sr<* Dk mm #£*«*. I r «t* Jrntlv r. w r. •• Ik BI aI.I rtort.1. »m. _ a**£ir Eat a art i* rotr Fat! A •-* Avftn4. O Y H T E II N ! at #140 i‘i:i: tnuox. Ai WtotosBlo aa-t RttMLai TIMMONH& IIAWES, 4**—*• 13 * 14 VfB. I ri tosaatr. Cm Mutauzau. HAjU*_ ‘•tuito.;. . ~ « v.r< Morton, b»b loa-lirg • It •! ~ u • \\ . .ur, mu k.,,. p.v j illsputcL tJiuM ito* iilurruM. Am4\ii> A. 8. VVlSiKUikV £ CO., . ■ -uiTiil Wharf. ■ A I- HOB8<»X. rmik,... -i. ,wUi. Dirty Nait. Q lllll) KrlJ Salt, i'<r sale hy WALDUOA £ TRUE, 4cU2v* Vm. 4 *11*4 3 Cain Wharf. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Holiday Presents! At Mrs. L. WaJker’a, 3d Center St., OPPOSITE LANCASTER HALL, HJU. Hail Peilumery Boxes, Al fcnun*, Work Boxes, Writing Bosks, Portfolios, Epariau Statute*, WORSTED HOODS, BREAKFAST SHAWLS AND WORSTEDS, Together with a largo variety of Dolls, Toys, Ac., Ac. Dec 6—eoiHw&wlt MITCHELL’^ Domestic Patent Washing Maehine Will be on Exhibition for a few days at the INVENTORY EXCHANGE, 209 Congress Si., Portland, Me. The public arc respectfully invited to call and see the Machine tor themselves. gystate and County Rights for at a moder ate rate. ALEX. MITCHELL, dec#—d3t* Inventor and Patentee. ^4000 W anted ! Three or four thousand dollars mr two or three years for which the 1m sf (Se curity will be given, and interest paid at the rate at nine per cent per annum. Address Box 2038 Portland, P. O., or W. H. JEltRIS, Real Estate Agent. Dec 6—dlw* HALL’S VEGETABLE SICILIAN HAIR RENEW Lit Is the best preparation extant for raainrfhg grat liair to its original color, preventing Its felling out, sndpromoting its growth. It is a beautiful Hair Dressing. For sale by all Druggists. R. P. HALL & CO., Nashua N. H., Proprietors. ' rtecC-d&wlwMt Notice. * T a meeting of the Relief Committee hidden on xA Monday last, it was voted tliat till applications for aid, in rebuilding dwelling houses the comii g year, must be made on or before the lirst Monday of January next. Blank applications can be had at the Off., e of the Treasurer of the Committee at Market Hall. Dec 6—dtoJanl JOJIA W. DAXA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St. Dec 6—dtf Wanted. rT'EN or Fitteen TEAMS wanted to cart X OOO Bricks and loo Perch ol Stone from the Park to No. Ill Brackett Street, , , lly CALEB S. SMALL, doc 6 dlw Store and Offices to Let, IN the Building now being erected by the subscriber on Fore Stroct, near the toot of Exchange Street, will he ready for occupnncy .Jan. 1st, 1SU7. dec6il2w_CHARLES MCCARTHY, JK. For Sale. A MEAT MARKET doing a good cash business, tor sale low. Inquire at 351 Congress Ml. Dec. 6,1800. dlw* OPENING -of— NEW EUR GOODS! E. X. PERRY, Will open at his now Store, 81)0 Congress Street, THURSDAY, DEC, 6tli, A large ana fashionable stock of Ladies' and Chil dren's FIjSTE FURS! Comprising the most desirable kinds and qualities, selected from the choicest AMERICAN and E1/R0> PE AN FURS, and manufactured expressly for our own trade. Our nice sets of SABLE, LOYAL EL MINE, FITCH, and SIBERIAN SQUIRREL, are unsurpassed, and wc shall be able to show in tliis line of goods the best assortment ever offered at Be tail in this city. In connection with these staple grades, may be found all the new and Fancy Styles, such as the Astracan, Persian Lamb, > Grebe Bird, and the new style MUFFS and COLLARS. Gentlemen will also find a great variety of Fui' Coats, Gloves Collars & Cuffs! And a fine stock of SLEIGHING ROBES 1 Well worth their attention. We would particularly invite those in pursuit of NICE FURS, well made, into stylish and useful garments, and nr moderate prices, to examine this stock. decs tf Carpetings and Curtains! As good an assortment 01 Pine, Medium and Low Priced CARPETINGS! A 9 was ever exhibited in Boston, is now bring opened at tlie XEW CARPET HALLS, 116 TREitlONT STREET, Which, together with a large Stock of Window Shades and Upholstery Goods, Will 1»e s >ld at very LOW PRICESf Foreign Goods by every Steamer. Domestic Goods daily from Manufacturers and N*w fork Auctions. Window shades and Draperies made to o*der. Lace < ur talus. io groat variety, at LOW PRICES. CHILDS, CROSBY & LANE, IV*. lid li.uu.l Vlrtrl, Baal**, * pis tel Nearly opposite Park *t. Church The President’s Message Has arrrivod (hi, morning and an has a CABCb > of Fresh Oysters! I dm di« «A ike anw*,) At Atwood’s Oyster House, OmIr StT'«t, mr Luiout r Hall MlwUtoioUii ***** *** Sin#*, N O L ■ D, SI Cm* pn Snarl. mtaanuT"*bT 11HFM1* « promptly ATSMSS OIMTKB C. IT A 40 rente SI., Pn.f land. He. decAJU Oysters, Oysters. THIS day weired a , pi-w-lid lot Virginia <“were, and u'nlr nrfl.MnerxnUxn. MM; nr*All order, by mail nr rapee, |e»ifll, attewd I ei In. I 0>M«1 dob erred * any part of the dly. II. Fit EE H*X * CO., ■leeMi,, • |OI Federal 81reel. M. cjhTX A^taIFF «*» Maine chari , f.l ’tu*; 11 ^^ ‘A-ryjN will be Evk’lNSjSSffi’ton THURSDAY Dec I—ltd STEPHEN MAIISU, Secretary. Southern Pine. ABOUT HO M very superior Flooring and Step Boards bow lauiliBj at Cnstom House Wharf, and for sale in lots to suit pnr< haivr.*. Apply, to C. M. DAVIS & CO., 1IT Commercial street. rortlmid, Nov. 21, 180C._nov2L‘dt i Go to Adams & Purinton’s TTiOIt yonr Iloiirc-ftimishipz Goods of nil kinds; r Carpeting!-, anil all kindsol'Crockcry, Glass.Tin. Stone. Enrtliern anil Wooden Ware, Paper Hang ing,, Window Shades, &c, &c. no23d3m LATEST NEWS BV TEI.EO'l! AP3I TO THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. Thursday Morning, December 6, 1830. FROM WASHINGTON. Standing1 Committees oi the Senate. SALE OF GOVERNMENT John H. Surratt to he Tried by Civil Court. RK PUBLIC AX CAUCUS. Washington, Dec. 5. Ueu. J. M. Thayer and D. W. Tinton, Senat ors elected from Nebraska, have arrived. The former brought with him the Coustitution of the State. S. M. Marryett, Representative elect, will s on arrive. It is ascertained the population of Nebraska is nearly ninety thou sand. The Memorial and Constitution will soon be presented to Congress. An act will have to be passed before these Senators and Representatives can he admitted to Congress. The heads of the various Bureaus of the Treasury Department have .joined in a letter to the Ways ana Means Committee of the House, urging ihe passage of the bill prepared at the last session for the reorganization of the Treas ury Department. In the letter they recom mend increase of salaries, owing to the tact that experienced clerks, in consequence of small salaries received, are forced to resign to accept positions with better pay, very much to the inconvenience of the Department. The Republican Senators te-day completed their arrangement of stauding committees. On the Committee on Foreign Relations. Mr. Doo little, who was next to Mr. Sumner, chairman, has been placed at the foot, and Mr Ramsay is made head of the Post Office Committee, vice Dixon displaced. Mr. Henderson was made chairman of the Committee on J udian Affairs, instead of Mr. Doolittle, while Mr. Cowan has been transferred from the head to the foot of the Committee on Patents. Thus Messrs Doo little, Cowan and Dixon, friends of President Johnson, are deprived of chairmanships. The amount of gold thus far disposed of by order of the Secretary of the Treasury, is be tween four and five millions. It is not Mr. McCulloch’s purpose to sell ireely of his gold, but in small amounts, and for the present prob ably hi s sales are over, except in a small way. Mr. Boutwell’s hill recommending the pub lic sale of two million dollars in gold per week by the Treasury, is much discussed, but serious doubts ale expressed of its passage. The bill is now in the hands of the Ways and Means Committee, some of the members of which have already expressed their opposition to the measure. It is reported lij Mr. Sumner’s friends that ho intends to bring np a resolution looking to the withdrawal of the Franco-Mexican ques tion from the hands of the President and Mr. Seward, and placing it in those of Congress.— Mr. Snmiier is chairman of the Senate Foreign Committee. The statement that the appointment of J. C. G. Kennedy, as Commissioner of Agriculture, would be sent to the Senate next week is un authorized and incorrect. The monthly public debt statement will show very little variation from that for October, ow ing $24,000,000 in coin having been paid as in terest on 0-20 bonds, and as the regular dis bursements for the last month will probably absorb the receipts. It is said John H. Surratt will he brought to Washington, and his trial take place before a civil court. At a large canons of Republican Represen tatives to-night, the following measures were agreed upon: 1st—A bill regulating the organ ization of the House, directing the Clerk to place no names upon the roll from States not represented in the proceeding Congress or de clared entitled to representation, and providing that no electoral votes be counted from any State not represented at the time in Congress. 2—A bill remedying the defect in the law which may prevent any State canvassing the votes for electors of President or Vice President. 3—A law to change the time of the meeting of every Congress, with a view to assembling on the 4th of March. 3—To raise a special committee for the rigid investigation of the New Orleans riot. 5—A select committee to investigate the collec tion of direct taxes in the rebel States, and the seizure and sale of abandoned and confiscated lands, &c. (1—The Committee on Pensions to inquire whether any pensioners in disloyal States, who were struck from the rolls, have been restored in vio'ation of law. 7—A special committee to investigate the release of the murderers of Union soldiers in South Caroli na. Mr. Raymond, who was present, in answer to the questions of the members, made expla nations similar to those he has already editori ally given of his connection with the Philadel phia Convention, and declared that he approv ed tlieiiueasuies put forth in the caucus. Mr. Scholfield moved that he be permitted to remain in the caucus, which was agreed to. A subsequent resolution of Mr. Schcnck, ex cluding from the caucus any person who ad hered to the Philadelphia address, after consid erable debate was tabled, 30 to 36. WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENCE. The Withdrawal of the French Troops from Mexico Startling Frauds upon the Government. New Yobs, Die, 5. A special Washington dispatch says it is re ported that the Marquis de Montholon is pre paring a letter to Secretary Seward on Mexi can matters. He takes exception to the lan guage of the President in his message in re gard to the action of the Emperor Napoleon in failing to comply with the arrangement for the withdrawal of the troops, he maintaining that the President does not state the case fairly.— The Emperor has not yet replied to Mr. Sew ard's long cable dispatch, and it is ntimated that when he does, it will bo pretty spicy. It is reported that Secretary McCulloch, an ticipating the action whicli Congress is likely to take, has ordered Mr. Vandyke, the Assis tant Treasurer at New York, to sell gradually a few millions of gold. There has already ac cumulated nearly one hundred millions in the Treasury. The evening papers have the following spec ial: The report of the investigating committee discloses startling frauds upon the Govern ment. Parties in high position at the South dnring the war are seriously implicated. The Post’s special dispatch says: The busi ness committee appointed bv the Republican caucus, agreed this morning to recommend that all investigations of the President’s con duct should be made so far as possible through the regular committees of the House in order to avoid any action in the nature of the im peachment. Freiu Srw Orleans. New Orle ans, Dec. 5. Renewed efforts to secure the removal of Mr. Tahatiro, Poetniaster of this city, are reported to have been successful. Signatures have been affixed to a petition for the apixHUtuieut of a Provisional Governor, mostly those of strangers, or those of recent residence here. The cotton is reported to be nearly all in lr >m the Baton Rouge district. The Governor of this State, contrary to ex pectations. has issued warrants for elections to nil vacancies in the Legislature. It was ; thought that the establishment at an early day of a Provisional Governor, would prevent ac tion. Sugar cane has not becu kept this season for seed, nearly all being ground All the cotton ! is gathered and ginned. This has not oociirrt-d so early in the s-aaeii for the past twenty years. The yield of sugar will h;> small, not trout fail ure of crops, but because little can be planted, and that will he used mostly for seed. All the cotton may be expected in by tbe 1st of Janua ry, as tlie planters are not in circumstances to hold out. Out rage* npoii rrrrdmrn* Namtville, Trnn., Dec. 5. Dr. Case, State Senator, from Albion Coun ty, report* that the rebels in Albion and Hen- j ry Counties are infuriated at the idea that I their former chattels may be enfranchised | while they are excluded fr'em the polls, and are driving off numbers of freedmen, under threats of violence. On Monday night, at TTnion City, a number of shuts were' fired in order to alarm the color ed people. Recently, in the same vicinity, some frecdwouion were brutally violated by six ruffians, in succession. General Lewis EOP3 west to-morrow, to make an investigation of the case. Great destitution exists at Chattanooga j among the freedmen. Breeipts of Cotton. Charleston, S.C., Dec. 5. ' , . receipts of cotton at all ports since Sept. 1st, is put down at 475,000 bales. The exports from New Orleans the past week was 7,500 bales, of which 4,000 bales went to Franco.— Brom Mobile there were no exports to foreign ports. XXXIX U0NGBESS-8ECI0ND 3L33I6N. SENATE. W A0HXK GTON, DeO. A Mr. Wade introduced a bill for the admis sion of Nebraska into the Union as a State.— Ordered to lie on the table for the present. The committees for the session were du nounced. Mr. Williams ottered a resolution instruct ing the Committee on Retrenchment to in quire to what extent the President has the light to restore confiscated property under the laws of the United States; if such law exiets, to wliat extent it can be executed, &c. Adopt ed. Mr. Trumbull moved the reference of flic bill to repeal the President’s amnesty power, to the Judiciary Committee. This gave risa to deba e. at the conclusion of which the bill was referred. Mr. Sumner offered resolutions on rec«|i struction, of which he gave notice yesterday. ! They assert the control of Congress even upon tile suhject of reconstruction, and deny tin* right of the lately rebellions States to pass up on the Constitutional Amendment. The reso lutions were read and ordered to be printed. Mr. Sherman offered a lesolution to provide seats on tilt floor for the reporters of the As sociated Press and Craig’s Agency, which was objected to and goes over. The hill to appoint two Managers for the Soldiers’ Assyluin in Washington, was passed. Mr. Heuderson introduced a resolution tail ing for information in regard to the employ ment of officers and workmen in the N®fy Yards, especially in that of Norfolk, Va.— Agreed to. Mr. Wade moved to take up the joint rth lntion rendering the President ineligible-#)r /re-election. He spoke of the growing danger of giving one man too long a lease of palpi', and hoped Con ress would defend the oowa try from that danger, by adopting the resbfa- : tion, to do which there could never be a better opportunity than the present. Referred. . Various portions of the message were refj red to the appropriate committees. Mr. Sherman’s hill to prevent the payment of appointees rejected by the Senate was r*o ferred to the Judiciary Committee. Mr. Morrill moved that the hill for universal suffrage in the District of Columbia be print ed, and gave notice that he would call it uu on Monday. .. n j The Senate eououpied in the House resolu tion tor the continuance of the Joint Commit tee on Reconstruction. The Senate adjourned at 1 ;30 P. M. bouse. I Mr. \v imams called up a motion to reconsid er the vote by which the House Mil tor the regulation ot appointments to, and removals from office, was on the 11th of Jane recommit ted to the Judiciary Committee, and proceed ed to read a written argument in support of the bill. Mr. Williams’ motion was agreed to and Mr. Schenck moved that the hill be referred to the Committee on Retrenchment, which was opposed by Mr. Stevens, who hoped it would be immediately acted upon by the House. Messrs. Wilson, Hasson, Garfield and Hale offered amendments, which, together with the bill were finally ordered to be printed and made the special order for to-morrow. Mr. Lawrence of Ohio, from the Judiciary Committee, reported a hill to amend the act of March 3d, 18(15, regulating proceedings in criminal cases. It provides that on the trial of any offence on which the light to challenge jurors now oxists, the defendant shall be en titled to only four peremptory challenges, pro vided this shall not apply to trials for treason or capital offences. Passed. Also, a bill pro viding that on the trial of any person charged with treason, a person shall not be disqualified from acting on the jury because ho has express ed au a,pinion founded on newspaper reports, rumor or hearing, and not on conversation witli witnesses of the transaction on hearing them testily, if the juror shall say he feels able notwithstanding such opinion, to render an impartial verdict. Postponed until Tuesday next and ordered to be printed. Also, a hill to protect the rights of action of all citizens, pro viding that where a citizen of the United States who always remained loyal thereto, and did not voluntarily give aid or encouragement to persons engaged in rebellion, shall bring an action to recover damages for injury to person or property, or the value thereof, no such ac tion shall he defended nr any defence allowed by virtue of the authority of the late so-called Confederate States, or any State dcclarod in rebellion. The bill was passed. Mr. Perk am reported back the Senate bill of last session, to establish pension agencies. Messrs. Wasliburne and Farnsworth offered amendments which, togeth ir with the hill were recommitted to the J udiciary Committee. Mr. Cooper presented papers contesting the right of Mr. Aruell, of Tennessee, to a seat.— They wtre referred to the Committee on Elec tions. Mr. Miller gave notice of a bill granting pen sions to soldiers of 1812. Adjourned. FROM MEXICO. Matamoras Occupied by United States ’tt'roops. ATTACK OK MOKTEItl. Galveston, Texas, Dec. 5. By the arrival of the steamers Blackbird and Elizabeth Head, we have Mexican dates to Sat urday evening. At eleven o’clock' on the 26th, a pontoon bridge was thrown from Brownsville to Mata - moras, on which detachments of United States troops, under Col. Perkins, crossed and took command of Matamoras. It is alleged that Gen. Canales and his forces were to sack the city, and Gen. Sedgwick sent his troops to pro tect American citizens. Gen. Sedgwick then escorted Gen. Canales out for an interview with Gen. Escobedo. Ko terms were agreed upon. Gen. Sedgwick then took Gen. Canales back to the city. At half past five o’clock the next morinwr Escobedo opened fire on the city. His for cos Wen charged Monterri, and were re pulsed and pursued by.Canales. Escobedo’s loss was 459 killed and wounded and 300 prison ers. Canales lost 25 men killed. Late in the afternoon the Americans with drew outside the city. M. Canales a brother of the General, was killed. We are without information of the opera tions on Thursday, but we have private infor mation that a telegram was sent to Brazos on Saturday at three o’clock P. M., that Escobedo and Canales met as friends, and Escobedo is now in command of the city. The special bearer of dispatches on the road arrived on the 30th ult. at Brazos, and it is ru mored that the Federal troops went subse quently to the Amirican side. On the morning after the battle Gen. Albino Espincasead, who was fighting with Escobedo, died of his wounds. A Washington letter to a Matamoras pajier says: I have seen the instructions of Minister Campbell. They contain the following points: First, that the United States does not recog nize neither will it recognize, any other Gov ernment in Mexico than that of the Constitu tional Presidei t, Juarez. Second, that they do not propose, neither do they wish, to ac auire any part of the Mexican territory; that tney do not recognize in any manner the • claims of France, aud that they are willing to I extend to Mexico every aid with the object ' to quell local disorders whenever required by ! the Constitutional Government of Mexico, or ! her authorities, without proposing to interfere 1 in any manner whatever in the domestic dif ferences at the country. Brownsville, Texas. Nor. 30. Matamoras war surrendered to Gen. Sedg wick on the 24th hat Col. J. C. Perkins of the 19th U. S. Colored Infantry was placed in command. One hundre.t' at d eighteen men of the 4th Cavalry crossed over and occupied I the city on that Jay. Frans California. Ian Fbascisoo, Dec 4. Influenza is prevailing as an epidemic at the Sandwich Islands, and tlie natives are dying off rapidly. A letter from Arizona states that the Indi ans are prosecuting the war against the people in that Territory with nnusual vigor, ana many 1 citizens are flying to lien. McDowell lor pro tection against their incursions. The ship Granite State, which cleared yes terday for.New York, carries 13.242 sacks of wheat. Sas Francisco, Dec. A A telegram from Los Angelos . tales that re liable infonnotion has been received there Mint the Apache Indians murdered Supt. George IV. Leighy ami his clerk, W. H. Evarts, Nov. 18th, m ar Prescott. Tbev cut the heart from Leighy’s body, and beheaded Evarts. Gen. .lames B. Fry is announced as Adjutant of the Military Division of the Pacific. The ship Golden Fleece, for Hong Kong, carries out $207MO in treasure, mostly in sil ver. ■Vliacellnaeaas Dispatches. Chicago, Dec. 5. A meeting of pork packers and shippers was held this afternoon, to take action by which rates of freight might be reduced between this city and the seaports, so that at Chicago dealers may stand on an equal footing with other west ern cities. A committee was appointed to con fer with freight agents, and the meetiug ad journed subject to call. . , New Yobk, Dec. 3. A dangerous counterfeitof the United States 6 per cent. Bonds of 1881 was discovered to-dav by the Assistant Treasurer, Mr. Van Dyke. It is not known whether anybody has been de ceived by them yet or not. New Yobk, Doc. 5. A New Orleans special dispatch says it is whispered that the fast Clyde built blockade runner Heroine has been purchased, and is fit ting out here for the purpose of aiding Ireland. VOJUTJLAND AND VICINITY. N»’W Adverti«M*in«*ul»» To-Day. ENTERTAINMENT COLUMN. Concert—R. F. Society. new advertisement column. Notice—Relief Committee. Mitchell's Patent Washing Machine. For Sale—Meat Market. Wanted—Teams. Counsellor—John W. Dana. -Holiday Presents—Mrs. L. Walker. Store and Offices to J>t. •4000 Wanted. Hall's Vegetable Hair Renewer THE COURTS. UNITED STATES DI3TRICT COURT. BEFORE JUDGE FOX. Wednesdat.—In Admiralty.—Henry L. Fearing & als., owners of brig Star of Hope, v Henry C. Cheesoman & al. Libel to recover the siun of #4250,

i'or charter ot‘ said brig from Farmingdale to Mobile. The respondents did not deny the charter or the cov enants, hut alleged that, in consequence of said brig being delayed in arriving at Farmingdale for the pur pose ot receiving her cargo of ioe, in consequence of repairs being made upon her, they were obliged to charter another vessel to take said cargo. But that upon the aiTival of the Star of Hope at Farmingdale another agreement was made with said libellants to load said brig for Fort Gaines and Mobile, at #8.00 per ton, measurement or weight—the difference be tween the old and the new charter to be settled by law suit or arbitration, withonWprqJtidice to the rights oi either party. That in accordance with this agree ment they have paid libellants the freights specially agreed upon. j The respondents also aver that in consequence of the non-arrival of said brig at Farmingdale as soon as she shouldjhave arrived, they lost the sale of the car go of ice which they had proposed and intended to ship by her. Evidence was taken in the case and decision re sorddfc Howard & Cleaves Proctors ibr libellants; Evans & Putnam ibr respondents. In the case of Ilenry Norton, indicted at the last term of the Court for passing counterfeit United States currency, the District Attorney entered a not. pros. UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER’S CO URT. WJ. U. CLIFFORD, ESQ., COMMISSIONER. Wednesday.—Thos. Nagle, of Bath, was brought before the Commissioner for carrying on the liquor trade without a IT. S. Internal Revenue license. He was discharged. J. W. Grobsy, of Bath, was brought np for the same offence. He was discharged upon taking out his license and paying the costs. MUNICIPAL COURT. JUDGE KINGSBURY PRESIDING, Wednesday.—Patrick Farrell and Julia O Brien, for drnnkenness and disturbance paid fines of $3 and costs each. Martin Flamiigan, Q. D. Miller, C. P. Rolf, Charles E. Dutton, Martin Ryan and Tlibmas Marklcy, on search and seizure processes, paid $22.20 each. Meeting la Relation to the Erection ot a Congregational Church. Agreeably to a call published in the Press, a meeting was hold iast evening at' the vestry of the Chestnut Street M. E. Church, to take in to consideration the subject of forming a new church and erecting a suitable edifice. There were present between sixty and seventy per sons, principally members of the Second and Third Parishes, quite a laTge proportion of whom were young men. The meeting was called to order by Edward Gould, Esq., and Mr. Charles Small was chosen chairman aud Mr. William Weeks clerk.— Prayer was offered by Deacon Joseph Libby. After a few remarks from the chairman, Ed ward Gould, Esq. remarked that when he sup posed there would be a unity of feeling be tween the members of the Second and Third Parishes upon the project of erecting a House oi Worship, he had some correspondence with Messrs. Baring Brothers upon the subject of a a bell and clock for the new church. The cor respondence was then read and it appears that Messrs. Baring Brothers & Co., of Loudon are ready to present a bell and a clock for the new edifice, when it is ready to receive them. Deacon Libby of the Third Parish Church made some remarks favoring giving up both the organizations of the Second and Third churches, and establishing a new church, with a new name, now minister and new officers. Win. D. Little, Esq., of the Scoond Parish, said that he felt a deep interest in the Second Church, but, like Deacon Libby he was willing to sacrifice his ieelings. He thought that uni ty of feeling should prevail and that a new church should be formed, with an entire new organization. The following resolution offered by Deacon Gould was adopted: % Resolved. That it is desirable and necessary to erect a Congregational Meeting House, in the neighborhood of the two destroyed by the late fire. W. D. Little, Esq., stated that it was under stood by the Second Parish Church that they would not erect on the old lot, but somewhere on Congress street. They had voted to retain their old organization. v Mr. Gabriel Mark, of the Second Parish, spoke in favor of unity, and building but one church. His sympathies and feelings were with the Second Parish, but he could sacrifice them. He thought it would be difficult to sus tain the second church as matters now stood. Dea. Crie, of the Third Parish, said it was the opinion of many members of other churches, that but one church should be organized from the two societies. Mb. S.B.Haskell said that so far as he knew of the opinion in other churches, it was decide Uy in favor of establishing but one church. Mr. Newman, of the Second Parish, said he should be glad to see the two churches united. He thonght a building erected on the site of the Third Parish Church, or on the Barrett lot would be a desirable object Dea. Gould spoke in favor of contributing lib erally toward the erection of an edifice. Mr. Charles Merrill spoke in favor of imme diate and earnest action in the matter. « Dea. Libby offered a resolution that measures be taken immediately to raise the funds for the erection of a House of Worship, but withdrew it at the suggestion of " • u Little, tsq, who thought it might lie better to adjourn the meeting to some future time, and, in the mean time, confer with each other os to the best means for raising funds. Ur. Cyras Nowell thought this meeting had been for good. He hoped at the next meeting to have an expression whether th« members ot both ptrishes were willing to give np their dis tinctive organizations. Mr. Gonld thought they had progressed far enough to start a subscription to-night. Ur. A. J. Merrill moved that a subscription paper be opened foj^them this evening. Mr. 8. P. Banks was opposed to starting the subscription paper to-night He wished to hear more from the members of the Second Parish, and thought it would be better to have an adjournment. Mr. \\ illiam £. Gonld, after some remarks, offered the following resolution ‘ KcfiU fdj That under existing circumstances a union ol all Congregatinnalists within the limits of the Second and Third Parishes may be deemed almost indispensable: there fore, the members of the Second and Third Parish s are invited to mite tadividual It ill the work, and to use their influence to wards transferring the corporate property of each Society in aid thereof Mr. Charles Carrathers questioned the pro priety of passing the resolution, as most of the memlicrs of the Second Parish had retired. Other members thought that the resolution was a very proper one to be adopted by the members of the Third Parish. The resolution was then adopted, and the meeting adjourned to next Wednesday even ing, at the same place. Phoxevadg Concert.—The Grand Promen ade Concert to be given by the 17th Maine Regiment Association, on Thursday evening next, promises to be one of the most brilliant affairs of the season. Tickets should bo secur ed in season. The entertainment offered is of the most attractive character. For the Holidays.—The ladies will please observe Mrs. Walker’s card in another column She lia3 a good supply of Toys and Fancygoods ■ for holiday presents, and will be thankful for ashare of patronage. Kniohts op the Social Cibrlh. — On Tuesday evening this order of ‘‘nobility” held a circle at the residence of the High l’riest of the order. The exercises on the occasion were characterized by an unusual degree of interest. This was especially the case with the lecture b\ the High Priest, which was one of rare ability, and received the closest attention and the rapturous applause of the entire cir cle. As the orator is a candidate for public favors we recommend him to the at tention of tbo Young Men’s Christian Association, Mer cantile Library Association and similar insti tutions. Hauled Up.—Our police on Tuesday night gave chase to, and stopped a gentleman who had in his arms a couple of packages of cloth ing. He stepped into the light where his fea tures could he discovered, and asked the offi cers what they wanted. Notioing, lor the first time, that it was one of our most respected cit izens. the officers were rather nonplussed, and replied “Nothing to speak of,” and left him.— The officers did not tell this story, but the gen tleman they overhauled did. The following additional contributions have been rcoeived by the Relief Committee: 1 ho* of clothing from Norwich, Ct.; 1 package of clothing marked “W 120,” from 1R Wert street, Boston; 1 box clothing from New York, caue : of Eben Steele; 2 car loads of onions from Horace Ware, Salem, Mass.; 2 cases of cloth ing from Charles A. Stanley and others, citi zens of Winthrop; 1 small package of cloth ing from Tabernacle Society, Salem, Mass. Crimped Papeb.—A patent has been grant ed A. T. Dennison, of Mechanic Falls, and E. P. Furlong, of this city, tor the application el crimped paper tr the manufacture ot articles of clothing, such as cuffs, undersleeves, bosoms, &c. This paper, of whiuh we have seen speci mens, presents a beautiful appearance, and can easily be moulded into an imitation ot a large variety of fabrics. Tt is pliable and clastic as rubber cloth. % --> Portland Army and Navy Union.—Ike regular monthly meeting of the Board of Man agers, was held Tuesday evening, at which the Chairman of the Lecture Committee announc ed that they had been unable to secure a suit able hall for thecourse of lectures. The com mittee was authorized to pursue their enqifi ries. Col. Thomas A. Roberts, 17th Maile Volunteers, was elected to fill a vacancy. Tfce meeting adjourned to Tuesday Jan. Rth, 7 V2 o’clock. ^.brest of Brainerd.—Yesterday Mayor Stevens received a dispatch from David Trull, West Burke, Vt., announcing that ho had cap tured an escaped prisoner, calling himself Au gustus Wood. The dispatch was turned over to Sheriff Parker, who has directed the man to be brought to Portland. The officers say Lius is Brainerd, the jail-breaker, who escaped from custody at Gorham last week. Personal.—Rev. Dr. Nealey, Bishop elect of Maine, arrived in this city Tuesday, and has been the guest of G. E. B. Jackson, Esq. lie returns to New York to-day. We learn that arrangements are being made for his conse cration to the Bishopric forthwith. His resi dence is not decided upon, hut it is supposed he will reside in this oity and take charge ot St. Luke’s Chnroh. In the early settlement of our country tlio greatest auxiety was, how our people could got enough of good wholesome food. Now tjie manner of living has changed, so that maby people really suffer, and enough of every ki|ul around them. Why is this? It is because their food distresses them. Buy one bottle of Maijt’s Elderberry Wine aud you will get relief. Then buy a case. deo4tf Ocean Association, Ex.-4—All lovers of dancing are reminded that the assembly to have been given by this Association Tues4ay evening, Dec 4th, but postponed on account of the weather, comes off Friday evening, flee. 7th, at Mechanics’ Hall; a good time may be expected for they seldom fail to please tijeir patrons. Masonic.—The annual meeting of Aueiint Landmark Lodge Free and Accepted Masqna. was held last evening, at Masonic Hall, and the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Wm.Boss, Jr., W. M.; Geo. T. Swett, 8.W.; Frank Crawford, J. W.; Chaa. Fobes, Treasurer; E. C. Sweet, S. D.; H. H. Nevlns, J.D. __ Eyeby Satubday for this week, containing Dicken’s Christmas Story, complete, can be ob tained at the periodical depot of Messrs. Fes senden Brothers, Lancaster Hall. THE STATE. —Our readers may remember an entertain ing account of the marriage of an American lady, in the forms of the Norwegian Lutheran church, which we cut a few days since from the Dresden correspondence of the Boston Ad vertiser. The Bangor Whig is informed that the bride on this occasion is a native of our neighboring city of Belfast; Miss Helen Re becca Allyn. Mrs. AUyn, who is a daughter of the late Samuel Upton, Esq , of Castins, re sides in Paris. —We see by the Saco Democrat that a move ment is being mode to construct a horse rail road between that city and Biddefbrd, and a petition will be presented to the Legislature for an act of incorporation, incorporating the Saco & Biddeford Horse Railroad Company. —A colored man named David Alien was stabbed in Lewiston Sunday evening by a fel low named Charles Robbins, who had an old grudge agaiDst him, and who with two other roughs undertook to flog him. The weapon used was a large jack-knife, and indicted a se vere, though the Jonmal thinks, not a fatal wound. —Mr. Samuel Furlong, a tax-collector in Cal ais, died suddenly on Tuesday, whilst driving in his wagon between Milltown and Calais, supposed to be the result of undue mental ex citement. —We leoru from the Farmer that the dwell ing house,two barns, and all the outbuildings belonging to Eben L. Ford, ofEwt Livermore, were this week destroyed by fire, together with the hay, grain, farming tools, and household furniture. Loss about $3000. Insured for $700. • Supposed to be the work of an incendiary. —The Farmer says a splendid American grey, or golden eagle, (Aquilla canadensij) was" exhibited in Augusta last week. It was caught in a trap in Sidney by Mr. John Dunn, and was unharmed in every respect. —Col. Charles H. Smith, late ofEastport, has been assigned to the command of the 28th regiment, United States infantry, headquar ters at Camden, Ark. —We learn from the Wnig that the Alms House in Dixmont, together with the two barns and stable attached, were destroyed by fire on Monday forenoon last. The furniture of the house was saved; but neaaly all the hay, grain, and other crops in the barns wero lost. The whole loss is estimated at $3,000 to $3,700.— The fire is supposed to have been set by a half insane pauper. —We mentioned last week the tact that some excitement was prevailing at Calais on both sides of the river, owing to a decision of the Collector of Customs that teams owned in New Brunswick and employed on this side of the line in lumbering during t ' e winter, would be liable to seizvre if not entered and duties paid. The St. Croix Courier says: ‘‘This Chi nese policy will seriously interfere with busi ness between the two sides of the river, and will bear equally heavy on British and Ameri can citizens. American teams are allowed to work on this side and pass back and forth with out any restrictions whatever, but our custom house authorities ahall have to adopt more stringent measures in self-defence if such nar row policy be pursned by our neighbors over the water. «en. Graui'* Report. The report presented by Gcu. Grant, of the operations ot the amucs of the United States during the embraces reports from Lieut. Gen. \\. Sherman, commanding the military division ot tne Missouri, Ma). u*n ti W. Halleck. commanding the inilitafy division oi the Pacific, Mu). Gen. George C. Meade, comm.imling the department ot the East, Ms). Gou. P. H. Sheridan, commanding thedepnrt ment of the Gulf Mai. Gen. George H.Thomas, commanding the department of the Tennessee, and Mg). Gen. D. E. Sickles, commanding the department .if the South. Gen. Sherman’s re port also includes a report from Mai. Gen. Pope; Gen. Halleck’s includes reports from Mai. Gens. McDowell and Steele, and O n. Thomas' includes reports from Gens. T. J. Wood and Jefferson 0. Davis. Gen. Grant simply refers to these accompanying reports for an account of has transpired in the several military divisions of the country, and closes his own report with fit - following ‘■us. gentwm in regard ro the inane: merit of linli.ui affairs: “i would respectfully suggest, for the consid eration of Congress, the propriety of transfer ring the Indian Bureau from the Inrerior to the War Department, and the abolition ofluilian agencies, with the exception of a limited num ber of inspectors. The reason for this change seems to mo both obvious and satisfactory. It would result in greater economy of expolidi tnre, and, as I think, diminution of conilict be tween the Indian and white races.” LIEUT. GEN. SHERMAN 3 REPORT. Gen. Sheiman, in his report, alludes to the disposition of troops uiado under the change of military departments directed by the War Department in August last, aud thus states what has been done with the Indians and what he proposes to do. This brings me to the consideration of the question of the Indians, who, in nomadic aud predatory hands, infest the whole country des cribed, sometimes in oue place aud then in an other. Those Indians are universally, bv the people of our frontier and of our isolated Ter ritories, regarded as hostile, aud we, tho milit ary, chargiakwith a general protection of the infant settlements and long routes of travel, have to dispose our troops and act au though they were hostile, while by the laws of Con gress, and the acts of our executive authorities, these Indians arc construed as under the pro tection and guardian ship of the geuerulgovern meut, through civilian agent.-. This whole ob ject lias heretofore been so ably reported on by General Pope and others, well qualified to judge, that I will not here renew the discussion out merely state as tho result of my .judg ment that'he entire management of the In diaus should be controlled by the military au thorities, and the commanding officers of the troops should have not oi^jy- the surveillance of these Indians, but should supervise and control the disbursement ol'men ysaud distri bution of present'3 to the tribes under past and future treaties. Indians do not read, and only know our pow er and Strungth by what they see, and they al ways look to the man who commands soldiers as the representative of our government. The complaints of short paymeut by the agents are universal, and the Indiana themselves would he more likely to receive the urnplu annuities appropriated by Congress, if the agents were required to rnako the semi-annual payments subject to tho inspection and control of the military commanders, who, as a rule, are not so liable to be corrupted by tho chances ot gain and peculation, as temporary appointees. I propose the coming year to restrict the Sioux north of the Platte, w est of the Missou ri river, and east of the new road to Moutaun, which starts from Laramie for Virginia City by way of Ports lleno, Philip, Kearney, C. IT. Smith, .See. Ail Sioux found outside of these limits without a written pass from some mili tary commander defining their object, should lie dealt with summarily. In like m.tuuer 1 would restrict the Arapahoes, Cheyennes, Comancbcs, Kiowa.-;,Apaches, and Navsjoes south of the Arkansas aud east of Port U nion. This would leave for our people exclusively the use of the wide belt, east aud west, between the Platte and the Arkansas, in which lie tb • two great railroads, and ovor which passes the bulk of travel to the mountain Territories. A i long as these Indians can hunt the bulfalo and antelope within the described limits wo will have the depredations of last summer, and worse yet, t ie exaggerations of danger raised by our own people, often for a very base pur pose. It ie our duty, aud it shall be my study, to make the progress of construction of the great Pacific Railways that lay in this belt of country, as safe as possible, as also to protect the stage and telegraph lines against any hos tile hands, but they are so long that to gn.u d them perfectly is an impossibility, unless wo can restrict the Indians as herein stated. 1 beg you will submit this proposition to the Honor able Secretary of the Interior, that we may know that we do not violate some one of tho ■solemn treaties made with these Indians, who arc very captious, and claim to the very letter the execution on onr part of tho-e treaties, the obligation of which they seem to comprehend perfectly. GEN. HALLECK’s REPORT. Gen. Halleok’s report, accompanied by bli-: reports.of Gnus. McDowell aud Steele, relates principally to the conduct aud disposition of the Various tribes of Indians scattered over the Pacific States and Territories. GEN. ME APE’S REPORT. Gen. Meade, in his report, simply gives a re view of his operations in Maine aud Vermont in April and dune of the present year, at the time of tho Fenian movements upon onr east ern and northern frontiers. GEN. 8HERIDAJT8 REPORT. Gen. Sheridan, in his report, speaks of the effect of Imperialism in Mexico by the presence of a considerable body of American troops In Texas. He says he has always regarded the occupation of Mexico by Maximilian as a part of our rebellion, and he did not think republi canism in the United States would bo com pletely vindicated until Maximilian left Mex ico. In speaking of the condition of affairs in Texas, Gen. Sheridan says that two unarmed Federal soldter-, were lately shot in Bronham, Texas, aud the grand .jury could find no bill against their assassins, hnt made out au in dictment for burglary against a Federal officer, who broko into a house iu snatch of the mur derers. He is of tho opinion that the trial of a while man for the murder of a freedman in Texas, would be a complete farce. If a white man is killed by the Indians on the Texas frontier, there U a great stir nude, but scores of ireeduieu may be killed without occasion ing any stir at all. He will establish frontier posts in Texas, ft.r protection against tho Indi ans, in the spring. He speaks of the anon;.; ions condition ot civil and political affdrs in Louisiana, and thinks if he had been in New Orlcaus at the time of tlic .Tuly massacre, the slaughter of loyal men might have been pre vented. IXEPOUl or OEN. THOMAS. Gen. Thomas submits the reports of G< nerai M oid and Jeff C. Davis, the former command ing in Mis- issippi and the latter In Kentucky. Gen. Wool spooks in terms of commendation of the course taken by the Governor of Mlssis sippi and by the higher executive aud judicial officers ot the State. No serious conflict has occurred between the State and military an thorium, afid the people * «*m to be endeavor* ing to adapt themselves as readily as possible to the social changes earne d by the war. In speaking of the freed men, Gcil Wool alludes to the unsettled condition of the labor question when he went to Mississippi, and he says it is his profound conviction that the contract sys tem is the best for both the employer and the employed. He alludes to a few of the statute laws in Mississippi in « fereuoe to the negroes which he considers the most open to objection' and expresses the hopo that they will soon be removed or become obsolete. He s|ioaks of the crops of the year as hlinost a total f umre, and says that the people have nut breadstuff* sufficient to support them until another crop is raised, and no money to buy with. They must depend upon private charity ana covernjnent bounty for gupi»ort during the winter. i “y® there are so inanv “trnerril ias and negro sueculators” iu Kentucky that the presence ot United States troops at vari ous ponds will probably be necessary for some time to come. OEN. SICKLES REPORT. Gen. Rickies’ command embraces the Caroli na®, and liia report of the condition of aft'airs in those States is in the highest degrre encourag ing. The functions of the courts have been resumed in most districts, the freed laborers hav,' generally heen well treated by their em ployers. the crops have been very fair, the out rages upon freedmen have been comparatively few, and the general aspect of the relations ex isting between the whit.-s and blacks is regard ed as giving hope and promise for the future.— There are some parts of South Carolina where loyal Whites and freedmen have no assured safety of life and property, and where it is im possible to obtain fnstiee in tho courts, but these districts are exceptional, and in all eases of outrage these the military authorities have acted with such prompt ties and vigor as to have a favorable effect in securing and restoring good order in all sections. Favorable legisla tion for the negro has been enacted in Souih Carolina, and Oen. Sickles, in reviewing the condition ot affairs in his whole department, says he can find “little occasion for censorious comment or criticism upon the manner in which the civil authorities and especially the superior tribunals, have fulfilled their novel re lations to tho froedmen as eitizeus.” Brown’s Br *ehlal Troche* clear ana give strength t/> the voice of Singers, nod are indispensable to Pub lic Sjfoafccrs. “I recommend their use to Public Speakers.” Rev. E. It. Chapin. ‘‘They have suited my case exactly, relieving my throat, nnd clearing the voice so that I could sing with case.” T. Phcharme, Chorister French Parish Church, Montreal. Sold by all Dtalejs in Medicines. dcc3eodlw&w VAHIFI'IBft. —Editors at Lima are a happy set. A cor respondent says the printing and editorial, rooms nt the principal newspapers in thal city are 1 infflosod within a lovely garden of flowers, sparkling fountains and gold flsh, and time gaudily plumed, sweet whistling birds, who never desert their Eden spot, whero content ment grows for them like the very flowers whose honey they “love to sip,” ■-'V’. c. Bryant, h. W.Longfellow, Bayard Taylor, John G. Whittier, O. W. Holmes, J. K.Lowen.R.w. Emerson, T. W. Tligghison C.D. Shanly, Jas. Tarton, J.\ Trowbridge! with several others, contribute to tho Januarv Atlantic Monthly. Holmes begins a new nor el, Lowell writes a comic poem; Tavlor give . a Quaker story; Parton sketches Bev. Honrv Wnrd Beecher and his Church. —‘•The Kiv. r dde Maya i ,e " published 1 •• Hurd & Houghton, is to be issued at ouce. —Mrs. William Calhoun, one ot the most ar complished lady writers in the country wholes i iiecu employed on tho Tribune .staff for notn.v time, is to do up the Washington gossip for that paper during the coming session of Con • gross. —A Lonsdale man publishes the following advertisement in the AVoonsocket Putpot: • •‘The young boy that posted iii.j wife Mary, in the last week's Patriot, for leaving hi* 'bed and hoard,' brought bis wife to my bouse, iiv > or six weeks ago, si-k with tlie typhoid fever, nrnl agreed to pay her board, which he failed t. do. X hereby forbid all fools po3ting their wives on mj/ bed and hoard, after this date." —The San Francisco Hull, tiu states - hat th t catch of codfish on the banks o.i the not thvr . coast this season “has not on'y demonstrate1 that we ran supply our ow n market, hut tini we can become exporters of the article to It s i favored localities." —The negroes about Qastrop, Texas, hav.t called a grand mass meeting for t ie Oth I> ■ ■ oemher, lor the purpose of establishing a r,• ular system of labor, and adopting measures lor the general good of the rar,„. —The fourteenth anuual 1 eport of the trus tees of the Boston l’ublic Libiary shows a t > tal expenditure of $14,200, ot which .f.OWl was tor Imoks, 4M74A for biudng, tkidst for cat alogue, iildiil for periodicals, tfloudd for r..t! i ries, and the remainder for gas, iucl, furuitui , stationery,and other necessary expeu us. Ulir iug the year 1740 new books nave been iiddi il to tbs Library. Tliu whom number ot volumes r ow exceeds 130,1)00. The Time fur I he -Vlfvi'lin ■( of Cojigre*'. Everybody knows tlmt the next Congress will meet, regularly, ou ilio first Mommy ii. December, uuuer au express provision of tli ■ Coustitutiou so that nor trier a summon* from the President, nor any requisition is required to bring them lawfully together ou that nay.— This provision, which diu ingfiishcs Congress from the Parliaments ol the old world, is what makes our nation rl legislature so entirely in dependent of the power of the Executive. liut some do not seem to be aware that Con gress is expressly empowered by the Consul i uon to provide by law tor a meeting on any other day they lumk proper to appoint. Tin i. discretion in the matin is complete end ufi . - lute. Article i, section 4, clause d, provides: ‘•The Congress shall assemble at least unco .... ery year; and sucli miVttug shall be uu the Mo... ilay in iicieuihor, ua.sssrasg raa.i ty /„«. n,,.,0JU diuerem day.” Tin* power was exereisid at the very fir s session O! the first Congres* under the Wousii tuturn. The session wts reckoned as begiuiu • on tue fourth of March, l'fbd, tao first aay <>< Mu; new government. On the Path oi depieui Iyer, the last day oftfio session, an act was p r.-. ed, chapter twenty-seventh ol the term, in these words: "That after the adjournment ot the pre-eut Session, the uext meeting of Co nitres, shah be ou the first Monday in January ukxt ” The same Congress, near tfio ciose oi its la-1 session, passed au aot, Mareu j, i/:U, anpoint ing tin; first meeting or thu second Congress to he "on tue fourth Monday of October next It is, therefore, eutiroly within rnle, if the Thirty-ninth Congress see fit to appoint a fin lor the first meeting or tile Eoftietu Congress at any time after tfie 4th ot March.—JV P Pr uning Pott. SuuuAi'd AiiKusr \xu Escape is Italy.— Xlie following is taken from tlio Florence cor respondence of the Loudon 1'oat: “it is stated that J. H. Surratt (one of the persons charged with complicity m the nation ol ine late President, of tile Cn.tcd states, Abradant Lmooin) has heeu serving for some time past in tin Ram.1 Zouaves, his <xm» pauy being quartered at V eroii, one ol the trou tter towite ol Inc Appeuiuc.;, near Frosiuoue — He had assumed ana Was known in his regi ment by the name of Joan Wktseu. lmorraa tiou ol lots fact having bom communicated f. General Jiur'os King, rliu Munster ol the Unit ed Stales at Route, no titne was .'ost by him in transmitting tlio news to the government wuteli struigatwny instructed tnc Genera, t.i take such measures ns nught Jeud to tho se curing of Snrratt, alias Watsou. in compliance with his instruction..,General King repaired to the Vatican, requested au audience of Camiual Autouelii, and asked Un Eminence whether, in the event of his pros in - the identity of Surratt, the Papal government would baud him over to that of the Cmte.1 States. The Cardinal Secretary proin-svd tin General II the facilities in his power. A fe</ days alter, on returning to tlio Vatican, Geuei al King was made acquainted by Cardin.1 Autonela with the mc.isuics he had taken. - These Were coutaiuod in a scries of telegraph; J instructions sent from Home, vri.h the corres ponding telegraphic replies from the local au thorities of V eroii and Velietri. They record ed tne order to arrest Surratt, alias Watson; the successive steps taken in compliance wiui the order; the actual arrest; the oouve.nao* to prison; the removal from prison, uiidj s guard ot five soldiers of his Company; but th» series cioscd with tho aunouncoincnt tea; when thus led. out, Surratt, abas Watsmi, made a sudden dash at his guards, jumped ot. era precipice more than one hundred loct lea a aud, though hotly pursued by flay ek was enabled, from the fact oi their prrturnsi a more circuitous route, to get clear across tbJ frontier into the Italian territory. DioukVs Nbw Stoicr of “Mugby Junction* occupies tho whole of'Every Saturday," pul lislted by Ticknor & Fields o-\ Tuesday. B y the arrangement of the American publishei i with tho author, the American public got the story a week before tbe English, it not appear ing In London until December 10th. “Mugbf Junction” consists of eight stories, of which tbe first four arc front the pen c^tho Inimitable “Bov.” Tho episodes are written In tbs au thor’s happiest vein. Many of tbs ebaraot-rs in trodueod to the reader will at once take their places in litorature beside auoh Immortal erec tions as “Mr. Pickwick," “Little Nell," «U>» Marchioness," and "Olivor Twist" The first two of these stories are full t>( “balm for hint minds,” and solace iordise i.scd hearts. “Lilt's Polly" tho lost child, whose name Is not Trivit \ is a conception as charming as anything which Dickens has given its. The lively di scretion of the “Refreshment Room" at Mugby Junction, with tho stale pastry and poor Mr. Swilt are not less Ironically severe in this country than in England. “The Engiue Drii - er,” by Andrew Halliday, “Tho Compensation Mouse,” by Charles Collins,” “The Travelling Post-Office, ’ by Mesba Strottoa, and "The Er - gineerby Amelia B. Edwards, arc tho other stories of the number. New York Electiox—At- tho charter elec tion hold in New York on Tuesday, Richard I’,. Cooolly, the nominee of the Tammany an l Mozart wings of Democracy, was elected Comp troller by 0000 plurality. Tho Tammany uni Mozart party elected but four of tho nine Al | dermeu chosen. EROM EVROPE !,KW* by t n k cable. Imutoii, Dee. 4, Eocntxg.—The Morning fTor nJ" declares that rumors hav- boon ctrcu>a*ed of dissensions In the BriBsh Cabinet and of tbs probable retirement of .Disraeli, which arc witli ofut oundation. The samo paper announces that* the roy. i commission upon the neutrality laws has bet a formed, and consists of thirteen members, tbs most eminent of whom have already been an nounced. Berlin. Dee. 4.—All the questions and differ, cnees between Prussia and Saxony have ,t lenjrth been adjusted. Paris, Bee. 4.—United States Minister Biz v. low to-day received troin the deputation ,ai~ pointed for that purpose, the cold medal arl letter for Mrs. Tdnenln, by th* peopls ot France, in honor of the virtue* and memory oi Abraham LincolD. ' Sloekhnhn, Dec. 4.—Tt is said that tin. yorer"• ment has taken into serious consideration 11 i plans of naval and harbor defence. which has , lately been suzzested by Captain ErlcBoo, thj famous inventor,