Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, December 8, 1866, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated December 8, 1866 Page 1
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t __ ____.I __ •* * '" '*” . i"’» ’ \ , J w. i. ' * " =ssssss^. ■ •*—— ”-.. Established June 23, 18G2. Vol. 5. PORTliAND, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 8, 1866. Terms Eight Dollars jter annum, in advance. ____- __ _____ .. . ___ : • _____________ THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published everyday, ,Sunday excepted,, at No. I Printers' Evchange. Commercial Street. Portland, by N. A. Poster . Propriet or. Terms : — Eight Dollars a year in advance. i HE MAINE STATE PRESS, in published at the a me place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, a variably in advance. Kate.i of AnvERTiaiNii.—One incboi space,in eiigt.h oi column, con.-iiturea i *‘s»jnare.'’ >1.50 p. , ^(jiiare daily first week: 75 cents per week alter; ihreeinsertions, or less, $1.00; contiuu nc every oi her day alter first week, 50 cents. Hall square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one week. $1.00; 50 cents per week after. Undui- head .d ■•AsursEXENTs,’#2.0(ii>er square per week; three insertions or less, $ 1.50. SPECIAL Notices,$1.23 per square lor the first in sertion, and 25 cents pot square for each subsequent riser t ion. ldvoitiseui.nl inserted in the ‘-Maine State Pkerb"(which has a large circulation in every par of the Statplfoi >1 50 per square for first insertion* and 50 cents per square for each subsequent ineer i ion. ENTERTAINMENTS. Theatre, - Leering Hall. Bidwrll A' Browne, Levees &r UlnuBjjerw. €». E. Witotn, - - Stage manager. ENTIRE CHANGE OF PBOGBAMHE. Monday Evening, Dec. 3d, and every Evening during the week, the favorite artiste DOLLIE BIDWELL ! her first appearance since her recent severe indispo sition. During the week will bo presented tiie popular plays of “FANCHON,” “EAST LYNNE’’ “CA MILLE,” “GIPSY QUEEN,” “FRENCH SPY,” &c., &c. p*r“FuU particulars in bills of the day. dec3d6d _ B. F. Society! A CONCERT Under the auspices of the R. F. Society of Young JLailicu, will he given Mouday Evening*, Dec, lOtli, -AT MECHANICS’ HALL, By the following artists: Mrs. n nr nil a in. Mr. Burnham, Mrs. Ellison, Mr. Morgan, ME. MARS TON, PIANIST, lowers anil Chri«tma9 Emblems, for sale in the Hall. REFRESHMENTS IN THE ANTEROOM! if" Dancing after the Concert! MUSIC BY CHANDLER. Floor Managers : Col A W Brad bn ry, Mr J Hall Boyd, Mr W W Thomas, Jr, Mr J Frank Dyer, Mr Wm R Wood, Mr Elias Thomas, Henry P Wood. Doors often at G|. Concert at 7i. TICKET* FIFTY CENTS, For wale at Short & Loring’s, Andrew Geyer’s, and at Paine’s. E3T"The Hall will he open in the afternoon for the sale of Christmas Wreaths, Emblems, &c. Dec 6—dtd . graniT Proniriiade Concert ? The 17th Maine Re»’t Association WILL GIVE A Promenade Concert —AT— MECHANIC S’ HALL, —ON— Thursday Evening, Dec. 13, 1866, the Fonrtb Anniversary of the BATTLE OF FBEDERICK8BURG, Complimentary to the FOREST CITY HANOI managers: Col. Tho . A. Roberta, Col. C. P. Mattocks, Col. Chas. B. Merrill, Col. Wm. Hobson, Mai, Edwin. B. Hilughton,Major W. H. Green, Surgeon H. L. K. Wiggin, Surgeon N. A. Hersom, Ast. Sura. N. B. Coleman, Ast. Sure. Jas. G. Sturgis, Adjt. C. W. Roberts, Adjt. P. S. Boothby, Adjt. Geo. A. Parker. Quartering JosiahRcmick, Capt. A. Goldcrman, Capt. J. A. Perry, Capt. S. S. Richards, Capt. J. C. Perry, Capt. I. S. Fauucc, Capt. G. W. Verrill, Capt. C. C. Cole, Capt. U. W. Brigee, Capt. G. B. Dunn, Capt. G. F. Sparrow, Capt. Ldwin 1. Merrill, Capt. Edward Moore, Capt. G. C. Pratt, Capt. Geo. A. Whidden, Capt. E. If. Crie, J ,ieut. 1). J. Chandler, Lieut. Tlio . W. Lord, Lieut. S. W. Burnham, Lieut, id win Emery, Lieut. C. G. Holyoke, Lieut. O. W. Burnham, Lieut. J. M. Hall, Ideut. Jas. M. Webb, Lieut. J. M. Safi'ord, Lieut. F. A. Sawyer, Lieut. T. J. Snowman, Lieut. II. L. Bartels, Lieut. Newton Whitten. Lieut. II.’ B. Cummings, FLOOR MANAGERS. Col. T. A. Roberts, Col. C. P. Mattocks, Col. Wm. Hobson, Capt. A. Golderman, Capt. J. A. Perry, Lieut. O. W. Burnham. Lieut. J. M. Salford, Officers and Soldiers who served during the recent rebellion arc invited to attend in uniform and with the distinctive badges of tlicir Divisions or Corps. Dnocing nf 9 O’clock. Tickets admitting Gentleman and Lady, $1.00; for sale at Paino’s Music Store, Goyer’s, 13 Free street, and by the Committee of Arrangements. COL. T. A. ROBERTS, CAPT. ,T. A. PERRY, MAJOR E. V. HOUGHTON. <lee5dtd. ucean Association, hx-JNo. 4, WILL COMMENCE THEIR Fifth Annual Course of Dances, - AT MECHANICS9 HALL, - WITH A - Ball on Thanksgiving Night! To be followed by Three Assemblies on Tnefiday Nights, a Belli on Christmas Night, a (•rnml Fire* ineaN military amft Civic Ball on New Year’s Night. MANAGERS: President, EDWARD HODGKINS, Vice-President, S, S. HANNAFORD, Secretary, A. H. JACOBS, Treasurers, F. J. BAILEY, R. D. Page,C. H. Phil- , lips, H. D. Tripp. - ^Tickets for the Course $0 ; tickets for each of the Balls $1,30; tickets tor each of the Av^emblics $1; for the Gallery 50 cents. To be obtained of the Man agers and at the door. Music by ('handler's QuadrHle Band. D. H. Chandler Prompter. Dancing to commence at 8 o’clock. Clothing checked free. November 27, 1867. eodfiw . MHM » *v.**rii i ■ in — BLANKETS -At OLD PRICES! Only $4.75 Per Pair, P. M. FROST’S, ItEEBISTG BLOCK, CONGRESS STREET. Nov 27—lit I __ MITCHELL’S Domestic Palcnl Washing Machine Will be on Exhibition for a few days at the INVENTOR'S EXCHANGE, 20!) Congress St., Portland, Me. The public arc respectfully invited tocall and see til*.- Machine f«»r themselv s. GTlF"State and County Rights for H.ileat a moder ate rato. ALEX. MITCHELL, dec6—d.’ll* 1 nvector and Patentee. Casco National Bank. ri’HE annual meeting or Ok Stockholder* of “The 1 Caaco National Bank of Portlaod" for the elec tion of seven Directors, and for the transaction of any oilier business that, may legally come before them, will l»e held at 190 Fore street, on TUESDAY, the eighth day of January next, at 3 o'clock p. M. E. P. GEBKISH, Cashier. Portland, Dec. 7,186G. dim Caution. t EL persons are hereby forbidden paying anv a\ money to or doing any business with Charles P. Libby on account of John Crockett <Sr Co. dec7dlt JOHN CROCKETT. For Sale. A .MEAT MARKET doing a good cash busincas, tor saie loir.’. Inquire at 334 Caagrtw SI. Dee. G, l-'jn. dlw* NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. A GREAT RUSH -AT I*. M. FK-OST’S, -FOB BARGAINS! NO BIG PROFITS, NO DULL TRADE ! But Crowds of* Customers Who are receiving Blessings by buying Goods Cheap. Blankets at Old Prices! Only $4,75 per pair. Fancy Shirting Flannels! ONLY 5Or PER YARD. Good American Prints 1 Shilling pi\ yd. Bleached and Brown Cottons, AT LOW PRICES! Thibet*, Shawls, Cloakings, Beav ers, Poplins. Dree* Good* of aU Descriptions. WOOLEN GOODS FOP. MEN & BOY'S WEAR! All of the above Goode w ill be offered at a GREAT REDUCTION from regular rates. Remember! No. 4 Decring1 Block. Dec 8—d&wtf MEN’S Under-Shirts ! AND DRAWERS, In English, Scotch and American. Charles Custis & Co. Morton Block, CONGRESS STREET. dec8d3t International Steamship Oo. Eastport, Calai i and Ht. John. WINTER ARRANGEMENT. ONE TRIP PER WEEK. On and after Monday. Decern tier 17th, the steamer NEW BRUNS WICK, Cant. E. B. WINCHES TER. will leave Rail Road Wharf, •foot of State St., every MONDAY, at 5 o’clock P. M for Eastport ancl St . John. RETURNING, will leave St. John every THURS DAY.at 8 o’clock A. M. At Eastport the Steamer QUEEN will connect for St. Andrews, Robbinston, Calais and New Brunswick, Railway to Woodstock and Houlton Stations, ami Stage Coaches will connect for Machias. At St. John possengers take E. »V N. A. Railway, for Shcdiac, and from thence for Summerside an<l Charlottetown, P. E. Island, and Pictou, N. S; also at St. John the steamer Empress for Windsor and Halifax, everv Tuesday and Friday evenings, and for | Digby every Monday and Thursday mornings. IXrfr'Freight received on days of sailing un t il 4 o’clk. P M. C. C. EATON, dec8-dtf Agent. To Dealers in Ladies’ Collars. The undersigned would respectfully announce that the General Agency for GRAY’S PATENT MOLD ED COI/LARS, for Ladies’ wear, has this day been placed in their hands, and they will be happy to fur nish dealers. Terms on application. These collars are manufactured by the American Molded Collar Company, under license of the Union Paper Collar Company. LELAND, JOHNSON A CO., 81 Devonshire street, Boston. Boston, Nov. 28, 1866. dc88Nd2t A Card. To the Editor of the Press : I notice in yesterday’s Press A Caution, signed by JOHN CROCKETT, forbidding any person doing basiness with CHAS. F. LIBBY, on account of JOHN CROCKETT & CO. The only business I have ever done for John Crockett & Co. has been done while I have been in their employ and with their sanction. As such a notice has a tendency to injure me with those who do not understand the matter, you will please publish this as an act of justice. Portland, Dec. 7.—It_ CHAS. A. LIBBY. J2. 1H. FATTEN A CO., Auctioneers, PLUM STREET. Sale of a Collection of English En gravings ! ON WEDNESDAY, Doe 12th, at 2$ o’clock. Tiic entire collection will be open to the public and on exhibition from Wednesday morning uutil hour of sale. C3P*Ladies and Gentlemen are invited to look at this collection provious to sale. dc8dtd A FULL S UP PLY Boy’s Clothing ! AT TIJE New England Clothing Com., 48 market Square. dc8d3m E. LEVEEN & CO. A Reward OF $30 will be paid for the apprehension and de livery at U. S. Recruiting Office No. 1C4 Fore Street, Portland, Me., of Alonzo Miller, who deserted from Willett’s Point, N. Y, harbor, Nov. ISth, 1866. and is now supposed to be in Portland. Said Miller is 23 years old, 5 feet 7 inches high. Has light com plexion, blue eyes and light hair. H. G. THOMAS, Brcvt, Col. TJ. S. A. December 8. It “The National Traders Bank of Portland.” THE Stockholders of this Bank are hereby notified that their annual meeting will be held at their Banking Room No 21$ Free st., on TUESDAY, the 8th day of January next, at 3 o’clock P M, to choose five Directors for the ensuing year, and to act on anv other business that may legallv come before them. Ei)WAKD GOULD, Cashier. Portland, Dec 7, 1866. dc8dtd Relief for the Siifferers by the Fire. THE undersigned hare made arrangements under the act or Congress approved .July 27,1868, to furnish parties building on the burnt district with English Pare Lead and Ltasced Oil, DUTY FREE. Parties wishing to purchase Paint stock wffl call at 80 COMMERCIAL STREET. BCB6ESS, FOBEg A CO. decSsHlm merchants National Bank. THE Shareholder? in this Bank are hereby notified that the Annual Meeting for the choice of Direc tors and the transaction of such business as may ler gaily be brought before them, wiH be liolden on Tues day, January 8th, 1867, at 3 o’clock P. M., at the of fice now occupied by the Bonk, No. 32 Exchange 9t. CHAS. PAYSON, Cashier. Portland, Dec 7,186C. dc8-2awt.janP Canal National Bank. THE Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of the Canal National Bank of Portland, for the elec tion of seven Directors, and for the transaction of anv other business that may legally come before them, will be held at 188 Fore Street, on Tuesday, the 8th day of January, 1867, at 3 o’clock P. M. B. C. SOMERBY, Cashier. Novembers, dtd Second National Bank. THE Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the “Sec ond National Bank, Portland” for the election of Directors, and any other business which may legally come before them, will be held at Nos. 188 and lflO next am1'iF 8tair8’' °n TUPSDAY> 8‘h January „ ’ . _ W- F- STEPHENSON, Cashier. Portland, Dec 7, I860. dcfkltd A Forty Acre Lot for Sale. ONLY four miles from Portland, one mile from Morrill’s Comer. This lot must be sold to close an estate, and can he bought for the low price of $no0. About one hundred cords of wood now standing.— Apply to W. H. JEKRIS, Dec. 8. lw Real Estate Agent. Lost! ON Thursday last, near the City Hall or on Frank lin street, a Pocket Book containing about thirty dollars in bll s, and several gold pieces. The finder will he suitably rewarded by leaving it at No 3 Shelburne St., near corner St. Lawrence at. dcsdlw* House and Lot for Sale. Afcti, A TWO STORY and a one story nouse on But] Brackett street, noar Pine. Lot 57 by 127 feet. JKUL-Also a Lot on Cross street, 60 by 156 feet.— Term favorable. Apply to W. H. JERRIS, Real Estate Agent. dec»d2w NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. NEW FIRM ! ROBINSON ~T KNIGHT I CLOTHING! We have taken the store 288 CONGRESS STREET, (Opposite the Preble flou^ri Where we have a new stock of CLOTHING —AND— FURNISHING GOODS ! The stock embraces FINE, MEDIUM anil LOW PRICED CLOTHING, made up in the most fashion able style. A large assortment of the newest styles of GENTS’ FtTRNISniNQ GOODS is now on hand. dec8 dtf Men’s Grloyes At 293 Congress St., Alorton 331ock, Charles Custis &, Co. deC8—d3t rflHC CM>EKM03fi:0 have formed a Co A partnership tor the purpose of transacting a Clothing and Furnishing Goods business, under the firm of ROBINSON & KNIGHT, At »8S CONOBE88 STREET. O’NEIL W. ROBINSON, STEPHEN D. KNIGHT. Portland, Dec. 8, 1866. dtf The Arrest of Surratt— The Montreal Herald publishes an article going to show that the detection and arrest of Surratt in Italy were owing to information given to the Amer ican Minister at Rome by a well known gen tleman of Montreal, who, after serving in the American armies, enlisted in the Papal Zouaves; and farther, that Surratt charges Jefferson Davi3 with complicity in the assas sination of Mr. Lincoln. The account of the Herald is as follows: “It appears that during his residence in the South he had become very intimate with the Surratts, and, of course, was thoroughly ac quainted with the person of the one who is ac cused of complicity in the murdor of Mr. Lin coln. He had no sooner arrived in Italy than he saw him, and recognized him in another company of the Papal troops. The first of the letters which have neen communicated to us merely speaks of the writer having hit upon something which was likely to be worth a great deal of money to him, without mention ing the nature of the discovery. This letter was written in April. In July he wrote again, informing his correspondent here that he hail discovered ‘ hero in Italy, John S. Surratt, one of the assassins of Lincoln, for whom you know a reward was offered of $50,000. I went to the ambassador at Rome and told him all I knew. He immediately wrote to Mr. Seward in Washington, for instructions, which were received three weeks ago. I made a declara tion under oath of the facts I knew, which was sent to America, and now I expect to be sent in a few days to Washington to give my evi dence.’ Writing again the 1st ol October, the Zouave gives some further particulars, from winch it appears that tne representative of the American Government at Rome had by that time received instructions from Washing ton, in consequence of which he sent his in formant to see and converse with Surratt, from whom he learned that the assassination of Mr. Lincoln was planned at Richmond, and with the assent of Mr. Jefferson Davis. He made another deposition of these conversa tions, which is no doubt by this time in the hands of the authorities at Washington. He is now on life way to this country. Of course these statements are given as they come to us. There is no doubt, we think, iliat it was from thr information of the writer of the letters now in our hands, that Surratt was detected and arrested in the first instance—an arrest from which it is known that he escaped, and thus gave occasion to bis subsequent capture at Alexandria. It is somewhat remarkable that it was a Canadian in the American ser vice vv ho earned the reward for the capture of Booth, end that it is another Canadian who seems to have entitled himself to that offered for the capture ot Surratt.” Government “Pap.”—An orderfroin Wash ington having withdrawn the Government ad vertising from the Portsmouth Chronicle, that spicy little sheet gives due notice of the fact and proceeds to comment thereon in the fol lowing spunky fashion: As to this Chronicle, our advertising and ed itorial departments are not connected—the one is for sale in a measure, the other is not in any degree. If we "do not support the Govern ment,” neither did the Government ever sup port us. by a long shot. Nor do we ever desire it'should—for when we can’t ruu a paper with out the aid of office or office-holders, we pro pose to go into some more honest and comfort able business than that sort of hanging-cn is apt to he. The only office we want from the President down, (if there can be any “down” to th»t now,) 13 a good printing office; and so long as our columns are crowded with regular business advertising, we shall try and survive it, if the “Government” does choose for its organs the papers which did all they could to destroy it. We shall try and kee > on the even tenor of our way, as heretofore, let who will hear and who forbear. We arc just as ready and willing to do adver tising lor the Government as for any other man,”—especially seeing that the U. S. has come to be considered by some, a one-man af fair; but the Chronicle never having depeuued on spoon victuals in its early days, does not vi tally need such feed now. To be Repealed.—The section of the Civil Appropriation act, increasing the compensa tion of members of Congress, reads as follows: Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That the compensation of each Senator, Representa tive and Delegate in Congress, shall be five thousand dollars per annum, to be computed from the first day of the present Congress, and in addition thereto; mileage at the rate of twenty cents per mile, to be estimated by the nearest route usually travelled in going to and returning from each regular session; but noth ing herein contained shall affect mileage ac counts already accrued under existing laws: Provided, That hereafter mileage accounts of Senators shall be certified by the President of the Senate, and those of the Representatives and Delegates by the Speaker of the House of Representatives: And provided further, That the pay of the Speaker shall be eight thousand dollars per annum. Gov. Pierpoint’s MESSAGE.--Thc Richmond Times is very severe on Gov. Pierpoint on ac count of his recommendation that the Consti tutional amendments should be passed by Vir ginia and says: The only effect of the ill-timed fiasco of • the “Governor” will be to produce prompt action upon the part of the General Assembly in re jecting the amendments. Their fate, indeed, has been long since decided, as they will be ratified neither by Maryland nor Delaware, and the unexpected and most uncalled-tor oration of Governor Pierpont over their dead bodies will not give them even the most ghast ly and galvanic appearance of vitality. A Good Law.—The Provincial Parliament of Canada has passed an act which provides “that congregations and others owning churches, and individuals, corporations and companies owning halls, theatres, or other build ings used for the purpose of bolding public meetings, or places of public resort or amuse ment. shall, within twelve months from the passage of the act, be required to have the doors of such churches, theatres, halls or other build ings, so hinged as to open freely outwards.” A Canine Hero.—An account of the disas j ter to the Kate Dyer says that just as the ill fated ship was sinking with her planks torn i asunder, and the masts falling around her in confusion, a large Newlouudland dog was noticed leaping from the main deck after the ! body of a boy who was buffeting with the i waves. Buoying the liody upward, the noble I animal swam for the Scotland, but such was I the violence of the sea that the dog lost his I hold, and the body sank simultaneously with ' j the ship. The dog is said to have been rescued j | by the sailors on board the Scotland. LATEST NEWS BY TELEGRAPH TO THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. .. Saturday Morning, December 8, 1866. FROM WASHINGTON. REPUBLICAN CAUCUS. The Fcniau Prisoners. Withdrawal of the French Troops from Mexico. Amount of the United States Debt. Washington, Dec. 7. The telegram to the effect that the Ways and Means Committee of the House are engaged in framing two important financial measures, is rather premature. That committee has not, as \et, taken up any measure for consideration, nor has any been prepared in a definite shape. Distinguished members of the Ways and Means Committee were in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury this morning, as also were prominent members of th#Senate Fi nance Committee, and the presumption is that a question of finance was under consideration. There can be no doubt, at least it is so felt here in financial circles, but that a majority of the Finance Committee of the Senate, and of the Ways and Means Committee of the House, are disposed to side with Mr. McCulloch in such measures as he may feel inclined to propose. Whether Congress will adopt them, however, is another matter. A caucus of Republican Senators took place to-dav with regard to the admission of Colora do and Nebraska into the Union, It was agreed that the bill for this purpose should be called up early next week In the case ot the Fenian convicts in Canada who are sentenced to be executed on the 13th, the Secretary of State thought proper to ask an explanation of the purposes of the Canadi an authorities. In reply Sir Frederick Bruce writes that the sentences will not be carried into effect on that dav, bnt will be reserved for further consideration. H. C. Gooding to-dav tiled a demurrer to the indictment against Sanford Conover alias Cbas. Dunham, for perjury in connection with the assassination of Mr. Lincoln, to the effect, the facts state d are not sufficient in law to hola the defendant to answer. Mr. Bigelow’s reply to Mr. Seward’s cypher dispatch was received on Tuesday morning, and this is the whole of it nearly: “in answer to a verbal communication the Minister of foreign affairs, M. Monster, writes me to-ijay that France has not changed her resolution, hut that upon military considerations she has deemed it expedient to substitute one compre hensive evacuation in separate parts. All of our troops will leave Mexico in the month of March.” No official information had been received at the headquarters of the army up to noon to day of Gen. Sedgwick’s crossing at Matamo ras. The total amount of the United States debt less cash in the Treasury December 1st. was 82,649,631,238.22. Marine Disasters—Lons of Life. Sab Francisco, Dec. 7. A telegram dated Victoria 1st, states that the ship Nicholas Biddle put into Esquimutt, Van couver’s Island, on the 1st insi.in distress, leak ing badly. The captain reports having met with heavy gales and with the greatest difficul ty saved the ship. Charleston, S. C., Dec. 6. The steamship Suwanee, from New York for Brazos Santiago, was lost off Cape Romaine on the 4th inst. A small boat containing the cap tain and 15 persons has not been heard from. Two other boats, in charge of the mate and chief engineer, were picked up by the brig Po t imac and carried into Georgetown, S. C. Fif teen persons in all have been saved and brought here. Wilmington, N. C., Dec. 7. The steamer Suwanee had a cargo of arms and ammunition for the Mexican Republic. Boston, Dec. 7. The Katahdin, from Bangor, arrived here this morning, reports having struck on a rock last evening near Camden, and stove » hole in her bottom, causing a serious leak, but with the aid of her pumps the water was kept down, enab ling her to perform the trip in safety. She will go on the railway for repairs. Equal Bights Conreutiou. New York, Dec. 7. The Equal Rights Convention resumed its session at the Cooper Institute this morning, About three hundred and fifty persons were in atteudance, mostly women. Addresses were delivered by Mrs. H. B. Blackwell and others. Miss Anthony made a favorable appeal to the audience for contributions to sustain the asso ciation in its efforts to push forward this move ment. Charles Lenox Remond addressed the convention. Ho said he did not come to ask rights for himself as an individual, for at home he had all these; but to advocate the equality of all, and their admission to suffrage and oth er- privileges, He spoke about an hour. He accused the American people of lying and cowardice, and declared he would continue to do so until they rendered justice bravely to all. He remarked, a politician of Philadelphia said the freedmen on the plantations bad displayvd superior sagacity! they had chosen the right side and the winning side, and had in that far surpassed the copperhead party, which has done neither. Important Message from the Governor of Alabama—He Hecommends the Unlit! cation of the CoiiutitutionaK Amend ment. Mobile, Ala., Dec. 6. A special dispatch to the Advertiser and Register, dated Montgomery, Ala., to-day, says the Governor has sent a message to both Houses, stating that events of vital character are now transpiring in reference to our rela tions with the Union, and expressing his ap prehension that the stability of our affairs might be broken by the Radicals, who were determined at all hazards to enforce their terms of restoration and threaten to reverse our progress toward tranquility. The car dinal principle of restoration seems to be fa vorable action on the Constitutional Amend ment, and the Governor thinks its ratification necessary, and suggests that our full restora tion may follow. The Senate referred the message to the Committee on Federal Rela tions. The House adjourned pending the con sideration of the message, the contents of which caused much excitement. A majority of both Houses are opposed to the ratification of the amendment. Judge Busteed has decided that payments of debts in confederate money are void." Terrible State of Things in Montann. St. Loins, Dec. 7. Letters received from Montana report a ter rible state of things among the small number of troops stationed at the different posts from Virginia City to Foits South and Kearney. A letter from Fort Smith sayMrt'From this point down to Platta River the rMd is a grave yard. About 150 meu have beed killed. We have had no intelligence from Fort Kearney for many days, snd lear communication is cut off. The Crow Indians report 1500 lodges of hos tile Indians moving towards this post for the purpose of capturing it. lew York Item*. New York, Dec. 7. On Monday, a new radical paner called “The People," will be issued from the office of the Daily Ne ws, which is to be discontinued and made a weekly. It is understood Postmaster Lincoln, of Brooklyn, will be the proprietor. Charles D. Cady, lately a clerk' in the em ploy of Ricker & Co., stock brokers at No. SO Broadway, decamped on the 24th nit., with certificates of stock amounting in value to more than $200,000. He was arrested in this city yesterday afternoon by detective Farley, who was obliged to administer a severe chas tisement to Cady before he surrendered. A large amount of stolen property was found in his possession. Florida Rejects the Constitutional Amendment. Tallahassee, Dec. 6. The House oi Representatives have taken up the report of the committee to whom was referred the proposed Constitutional Amend ment and by a unanimous vote agreed to that report. The report recommended the rejection of the Amendment. The Crops in Alabama and Texas. New Orleans, Dec. 6. Accounts from the interior oi Alabama show a greater breadth of ground than ever before sown in wheat. The crop in Texas is heavier than in any previous year. Great quantities of reaping and threshing machines and mill apparatus are being transported thither. From Mexico. New Orleans, Dec. 7. The Galveston Bulletin of the 4th says Esco bado and Canales met as friends, and the for mer now commands the city of Matamoras, the United States forces having been subsequently withdrawn. FROM CANADA. VUE FEE I AN FBISOEEBS. RKiriTK GRANTED. Sweetsbubc, Can., Dec. 6. True bills were found by the Grand Jury against fourteen of the Fenian prisoners yes terday. Seven of them were indicted as oiti zens of the United States and seven as citizens ot Canada. The two remaining prisoners of the sixteen were discharged.

r Toronto, Dec. 7. »“e matter of the condemnod Fenians the ohenff to-day received instructions from the Government to make no preparations for the execution inasmuch as a respite has beengrant ed until the 13th of March. Last night am attempt was made to blow up Beard s foundry, by placing a lighted lantern faded* a k“rre* of c°al oil, but the attempt _ , „ Quebec, C. W.. Dec. (5. Lord Monck and Sir Narcisse Belknap left last evening for Montreal. It is snowing fast. The Montreal Transcript learns from relia ble sources that from 15,000 to 17,000 rifles were sold in this city on Fenian account with in a few days past, destination unknown . Ottawa, Canada, Dec. 8. Tue official Gazette contains a proclamation Pfoio&diug Parliament till January 19th. The Commissioners of Cvstom9 publish a circular setting forth the time for the free ad mission of fire armshaving expired Nov. 30th, prohibition revives. Arms and ammunition imported from Areign countries are to be de tained and reported to the Department. Montreal, Deo. 7. The Governor General arrived this morning. The Executive Council convened at noon and sat five hours. His Excellency was present during the entire sitting. Mr. Devlin’s appli cation for copjpaof the documents required by the United States, had not come np. WAr HlffGTON OOBEESPONDENdE. BUI for the Redaction of Taxes. The Impeachment of the President New Yoke, Dec. 7. The Post’s Washington special says the Souse Ways and Means Committee are busily iion tor the reduction of taxes ^r* v* 0 i b®* ^furnished his investigations ?£ J“is object, and is now at work on me tar iff bill. The majority of the Ways and Means Com mittee are opposed to the inflation of curren cy. ^r* Moffill is known to have favored Secre tarv McCulloch’s several views. Mr. Wilson and other Senators hare gone to Richmond. There are a few radical members who are in favor of the impeachment of the President, but a large majority are opposed to any action look ing that way, for the present, at least. The Republican Senators are in caucus to hear arguments from Senators from Nevada and Colorado. Other subjects may come up. A Washington special dispatch says it is un derstood that the Senate will pass, on Monday next, the House bill to repeal the amnesty law. The House will Insist upon unqualified negro suffrage for the District ot Columbia. iliiKtllstMn Dispatches. Chicago, Dec. 7. Anna E. Dickinson is lying very ill at Rock ford. New Haven, Ct., Dec. 7. The main structures and several smaller buildings on Grand street, occupied by Plant’s Manufacturing Company, and the manufacto ry of bolts and carriage hardware, were de stroyed by fire this morning, Loss about $200, 000; insured for $95,000, mostly in New York companies. Origin of the fire not known. Franklin, Pa., Dec. 7. Holt. C. V. Culver, held in custody here by the civil law, was brought before J udge Frank ey yesterday on a writ of habeas corpus, and asked to be discharged on the ground that he was as member of Congress from the 20th Con gressional District of Pennsylvania. After able arguments on both sides, Judge Frankey decided to-day that a member of Congress was not entitled to his privilege when held for an offence such as he was charged with. Louisville, Ky., Dec. 0. Five persons diedtpt Crab Orchard from eat ing fresh killed pork, supposed to have been af fected by hog cholera. New Orleanb, Dec. 7. The beautiful and spacious theatre of New Orleans was destroyed by fire this morning. Boston, Dec. 7. Fourteen vessels and twentv-six Uves have been lost in prosecution of the fishing busi ness of Gloucester during the past year. The loss of life is more than double than that ol last year. Rumors of Another Fenian Raid on Can ada. New York, Dec. 7. The Fenian Berate met last night, and al though privacy is rigidly observed Dy all con nected with the meeting, enough transpired to show that the leaders favor an immediate movement on Canada. It ia not known, how ever, when the campaign will conqmencc, but it is openly stated that twenty thousand men are ready to take the field. Railroad Accident. Louisville, Ky., Dec. 7. A tender attached to the engine of a passen ger train on the Memphis, Clarksville & Lou isville Railroad, ran off the track this morning eight miles south of Clarksville, precipitating two passeuger cars down an embankment fif teen feet, killing an express messenger and in juring a number of passengers. Mouth Carolina Mcnalorship. Columbia. S. C., Dec. 6. J. B. Cambell was to-day elected United States Senator from this State, on the second ballot. FROM EUROPE NEWS R If THE CARLE. New York, Dec. 7. The World has the following: London, Dec. 6.—It is reported here to-day that the F.mperor Maximilian has telegraphed by the Atlantic Cable that he will soon land at Gibraltar. London, Dec. 6, Noon.—Two more regiments of troops and a company of engineers h ve been ordered to leave immediately for Ireland. The Board of Admiralty has ordered three iron-clads of the home fleet to sail for the Irish coast. Dublin, Dec. 6.—Frequent arrests of Fenians continue to be made by the government officers, who are unceasing in their vigilance and prompt in taking action m all suspected cases. Tile governor of the city prison here has tel egraphed to London asking to have a military guard assigned him. Paris, Dec. 6, Noon.—Representatives of the United States Government have instituted ac tions in the civil courts against several parties in France, who furnished ships and material of war to the Southern Confederacy during the lore war in the United States. The Patrie of this morning announces that the French troops in Mexico will all have re turned to France before the end of February, 1857. Lamirande has been sentenced in the court in which he was tried for forgery, to ten years imprisonment. Marseilles, Dec. 6.—Dispatches received here from Candia, state that the insurgents had blown up a convent, and that two thousand Turks had lost their lives by the explosion. Berlin, Dec. 6, Evening.—It is publicly de clared that Austria will concentrate troops in Gallicia in spite of former denials of her inten tions to do so. Financial.—A Washington dispatch says: Considerable conversation with members of the House shows that there is a marked hostilitv in many quarters to the views of the Secretary of tiie Treasury respecting contraction of cur rency. How they wili be looked upon by the ways and means committee cannot yet be said, anil what influence the opinion of that com mittee may have upon the House is entirely problematical j but just nowit would be alto gether impossible for the Secretary to carry his measures through that body. Bniaea Notices. Coughs.—A* asootAng pectoral, Brown's Bron chial Troches are advantageously employed to alle viate coughs, sore throat, hoarseness and bronchial affections. Those exposed to sadden changes of weather should have them, as they can be carried In the pocket and taken as occasion requires upon the first apiiearance of a cold or congb. BtrUN'ETT’s Oriental Tooth Wash is a preserver o the teeth, and beautifies them without iujury to tlio enamel. 'Die human hair—how many persons abuse this del icate and beautiful ornament by burning it with al coholic washes, and plastering it with grease, which has no affinity tor the skin, and is not absorbed. Bur nett’s Cocoaine, a compound of Cocoanut Oil, Ac., la unrivalled ns a dressing for tho hair—is rea-liiy ab sorbed, and is peculiarly adapted to its carious condi j tions, preventing its falling off, and promoting its I bealt hy growth. For sale by druggists everywhere. Jan 20 dly PORTLAND AND rTCINlJ \ . !Y*w AilvoiiiMiHfiKH To-l>a> NEW ADVERTISEMENT ('OLl’MS. Copartnership—Robinson & Knight. Relief for the Sufferers by the Fire. Men’s Gloves—Charles Custis & Co. Clothing—Robinson A Knight. A Card—Chas. A. Libby. House Lot tor Sale. Dry Goods—P. M. Frost. Lost—Pocket Book. Under-Shirts—Charles Custis A Co. Canal National Bank—Annual Meeting. Merchants* National Bank—Annual Mooting. $30 Reward. National Traders’ Bank—Annual Meeting. Second National Bank—Annual Meoting. To Dealers in Ladies’ Collars. Boys’ Clothing—E. Leveen A Co. Auction Sale—E. M. Patten A Co. Interna ional Steamship Company. A Forty Acre Lot for Sale. v Religious Notice*. Central Ohurcu.—Rev. Mr. Gage will preach to morrow (Sunday) afternoon. _New Jerusalem Churoii.—The services of the New Jerusalem Society will be held as usual in Park Street Church to-morrow afternoon at :* o’clock. Text of Sermon: “Ami there was no more sea.” Williston Chapel.—Sabbath School to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon it Williston Chapel, Dan forth SL» at 1} o’clock. Prayer meeting in the evening at 7 o clock. Scats free. All are invited to attend. First Parish Church.—Rev. Samuel B. Web ster, of Charlestown, Mass., will preach at the First Pariah Church to-morrow. Sumner Street Churi h.—Services to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon and evening, at the usual hours. All interested are invited. ^hsalistChubch, Congress Sqvnre. Rev. W. Spanhling, of Salem. Mim., will preach in this Church to-morrow (Sunday). Casco Street Church.—There will ho services at Casco Strut Church to-ranrmw (Sabliath), at the usual hours. Strangers cheerfully provided with seats. State Street Church. — Rev. W. L. Gage will preach at State Street Church to-morrow morn ing. Spiritual Association. - Meeting of enquiry and consideration of the phenomena and philosophy ot ancient and modern inspiration at 101 A. M.— Trance speaking at 3 P. M. Ali are invited. Washingtonians.—Thorp will he a Temperance Meeting in the Sons of Temporance Hall, Congress Street, under the auspice* of the Good Templars, to morrow (Sunday) evening at 7 o’clock. Addresses m ** bv %•John F* Gerald, the reformed smlor, of Taunton, Mass., and other*. All interested are invited. THE COURTS. _ UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT. before judge fox. Friday.—David Keazcr, libellant v Columbian In surance Co. and Trustees. Charles H, Chase, libellant, v same. Libellants sustained losses which were insured in the respondent Insurance Company. The Company has been dissolved for infraction of the insurance laws of New York, and the assets placet! in the hands of Beceivers. Libellants garnisheed certain parlies who had given premium notes to the Company, and the question to be decided is whether the Trustees are holdcn. « The case was argue^y Messrs. Evans & Putnam for libellants, and Da^v & Drummond for respond ents. Decision reserved. The Grand Jury will come in Saturday morning at ten o’clock, to which time Court adjourned. ______* UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER'S COURT. WM. H. CLIFFORD, ESQ., COM MISSIONED. Friday.—Patrick Devins, of Bath, was brought before the Commissioner, charged with pursuing the retail liqnor business without taking out the United: States Internal Revenue license. On motion of U. S. District Attorney Talbot he was discharged. John Devine, for a like offense, was discharged up on taking out his license and paying the costs. SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT? CRIMINAL TERM.—TAPLET J, PRESIDING. Friday.—Amos C. Cripps was tried on an indict ment chargiug him with assault and battery on John Quirk. Mr, O’Donnell conducted the defense, and County Attorney Webb the prosecution. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty. Robert Potter and Mary Potter were arraigned oil seven bills of indictment; one against them jointly for keeping a house of ill time; one against Robert Potter for maintaining a nuisance; one for being a common seller; one for keeping a drinking houBe and tippling shop; one against Mary I'otter^or maintain ing a nuisance; one for being a common seller; one for keopiuga drinking house and tippling shop.— They pleaded not guilty, and furnish,id sureties In the sum of *2,200 for their appearance from day to day. Messrs. Howard & Cleaves appeared for the defense* Court adjourned to ten o’clock Saturday morning. MUNICIPAL COURT. JUDGE KINGSBURY PRESIDING, Friday.—Samuel Chadwick and Jolm O’Neal, on search and seizure processes, paid *22.26 each. Augustus C. Pettengill, complained of ns being an habitual truant, was sentenced to the State Reform School during his minority. Jedcdiah and Maria Elliot, for drunkenness and disturbance, were fined *3 and costs each. Com mitted. Rosalie Brown, tor larceny of articles from the house of Jolm Curley, was sentenced to thirty days imprisonment In the County Jail. James C. S. Fowler, for larceny of a firkin of but ter from the shop of Messrs. Smith & Donnell, was sentenced to Bixty days in the Connty Jail. Mechanics* Ilall. Mr. Editor:—An item in one of the daily papers of this city a few days since in regard to the sale of Mechanics’ Hall left an impres sion on the public mind, which it is desirable should be corrected. The Mechanics’ Associa tion placed their building in the market, not because they were unab'e to keep it themselves, nor because the iucome derived from it is not sufficient to leave a rcspeetable surplus after paying all expenses, but the building being much larger and more costly than is required for their use, and real estate commanding high er prices now than at any former time, they have considered it best to dispose of the prop erty at the present time, provided they can realize a sum approximating its real value, and thus place themselves in a situation to provide , a suitable place for their own accommodation, and enable them more fully to carry out the objects of their organization. B. Portland Army and Navy Union.—At a special meeting of the Board of Managers, Thursday evening, the committee on procuring suitable rooms reported that they had secured a hall in the First National Bank building, cor ner Middle and Plum streets, which, when completed, would scat between three and four hundred persons, and that a reception and li brary rooms could be furnished if the Associa tion wished. The report of the committee was accepted, and they were authorized to consult with and instruct the architect as to the plan for completion of the hall. Messrs. T. A. Roberts and H. S. Melcher were appointed a committee to secure from the Leg islature, a charter for the Association. The “R. F.’s.”—The readers of the Press must not forget the grand concert to be given at Mechanics’ Hall, Monday evening under the auspices of the popular “R. F.’s.” The proceeds are to be devoted to charitable pur poses, and none know better how to apply them than do the young ladies composing this Association. For proof of this, look at their proceedings for the past five years, and see what they have done and through how many avenues the proceeds of their industrial labors have flowed and how muoh suffering and mis ery have been alleviated. We hope our citi zens will purchase tickets so freely, that the) hall will not be able to accommodate them. Good Templars.—The Good Templars of this county will meet in convention at Little Falls, Gorham, on Wednesday next, 12th inst., at two o’clock in the afternoon, and hold a session in the evening, which will be open to the public It is hoped that Good Templars in the county will generally be present, whether specially delegated or not, and that other friends of tem perance will be at the evening meeting, to which they are cordially invited. Good sing ing and good speaking are promised. Clothing Establishment.—Messrs. Robin son & Knight have taken the store No. 288 ' Congress street, which they have stocked with , a valuable assortment of clothing and furnish [ ing goods. It is the intention of this firm to keep supplied with all the latest styles of dress goods, and to sell at the lowest prices. End of the Strike.—We are requested by the Plasterer’s Protective Union, to say that ■ their employers have acceeded to the terms proposed by the Union, that all dissensions arc amicably settled and the men have resumed , work. The Relief Fan<l. Mr. Editor:—It appears by a notice recent ly published in the Press, and coming from the .Executive Committee having in ohatgc the money contributed for the relief of the suffer ers by the late fire, that a portion of their funds still remain unappropriated. Most earnestly and faithfully have this Com mittee labored to discharge the duties confided to them, and through their instrumentality much tuffering has be.cn averted, many hearts have been made glad, and many homes have been re-established, and still the opportunity and the means remain for doing further good. There were, by the great fire in July, eight churches or houses ot public worship destroy ed. Up to the present time only one has been re-built, and another religious society has laid the foundation for a church, without knowing,' as I understand, how they are to procure means to complete it. Several other societies have been making ef forts at home and in other cities, to procure suf ficient funds to enable them to rebuild. But the effort has been unsatisfactory, and only comparatively small sums have been obtained. A large proportion of the members of these so cieties lost their homes or places ot business, or both, and were left so crippled by that sad event that they have, had all they coaid do to re-es tablish thi msalves in business and provide homes for their families. ' It has been suggested that a portion of the lhnds remaining in the hand3 of this Commit tee be given to each society who lost their place of worship. The suggestion is worthy of thought, and it Is to be hoped the Committee will take it into careful consideration; that they will look at the subject in the broad light of usefulness, and decide whether, by acting in conformity with the proposition, they will not confer a greater and more lasting benefit upon the citizens of Portland than they could by us ing (lie money in any other way. To the writ er, there seems to be no way in which so nmch and such permanent good could be accomplish ed, as by giving to these destitute parishes; nothing would so directly contribute to the do velopement of a moral sentiment in this com munity, and through it, an improvement in the physical condition df its inhabitants, as the erection of churches. B. ■ uiporiun) :H»rcarul. A meeting of some of our prominent citi zens was held Thursday evening, at the May or’s office, to consider the subject of the city’s furnishing parties aid in rebuilding stores and dwelling houses. Among those present were Ex Gov. Wash bum, Hon. J. B. Brown, Hon. S. E. Spring, John Band, Esq., A. K. Shurtleff, Esq., Hon. •J. C. Noyes, Bufus E. Wood, Esq., Reusalaer Cram, Esq., Mayor Scevcns, Andrew Spring, Esq., W. F. MilUken, Esq., and others. The Mayor presided at the meeting. After a fall and free interchange of opinion it was con cluded that the best plan to aid parties in erecting houses and stores would be by loan ing the credit of the oity to them. A committee consisting of Messrs Sam’l. E. Spriog, John Band, Gen. Sheploy, John B. Brown and H. N Jose, was appointed, under whose directiou the City Solicitor is to pre pare a bill to be presented to the Legislature to effect the object designed. The plan is to obtain leave of tlie Legisla ture to loan the credit of the city to parties desirous of building. For this purpose it is proposed that three Trustees be appointed by the City Government to negotiate bonds to be issued by the city and to loan the proceeds to parties desiring assistance, taking as security a mortgage of the premises to be erected. This movement is one that will commend it self to every citizen—and it cannot tail, pro vided the consent of the Legislature to it is obtained, ami of which there can be no doubt, to add greatly to the interests of the city. Becapttjbf, of Brainrri>.—Sheriff David Trull, of Caledonia County, Vermont, arrived here yesterday morning with Augustus Ward, alias Brainerd, who escaped from the jail in this city Nov. 19th. Sheriff Trull captured him in a house near the Canada line, at West Burke, Vermont. After his capture he refus ed to come, without a requisition from the Gov ernor of this State to the Governor of Ver mont to give the prisoner up. But, upon re ceiving dispatches from Sheriff Parker, ol this city, Sheriff Trull brought his prisoner on without any requisition. Brainerd is now safely lodged. Ho has fallen away terribly since his escape and says he has suffered great ly. He was sentenced to one year in the State Prison, hat that institution being full, his sen tence was commuted to imprisonment in our County Jail, and It will expire next July. But he is liable to be brought up and sentenced for escaping. Bmashup.—Yesterday forenoon, as Mr. Jas K. Adams and Mr. Alonzo \Valker were com ing down Congress street in the buggy ot the former, one of the forward wheels came off throwing out both occupants and slightly in juring Mr. Walker. The horse thou started on the run, uusettingseveral vehicles, breaking the axle of Capt. E. M. Patten’s wagon, run ning rfoul of the Street Commissioner’s wag on and breaking the shaft, and trying his strength on Market Hall and tho lamp-post shivering the latter, and knocking the buggy into fragments. A woman named Conly was knocked down by the horse and somewhat in jured. She was taken into Shaw’s tea store and attended to, But it was found that her wounds were not dangerous and she was sent to her home. The horse was fi nally secured but not until be had suffered some cuts in his hind feet. Bells.—The three bells for the Churoh of the Immaculate Conception, on Cumberland street, have been placed in tho tower. They are from Menceley’s foundry at Troy, N. Y., and weigh, respootively, 1219, CIO and 905 lbs. They will be tried at 12 o’clock to-day, and the public can judge of tho quality of their tones. The work in the interior of this Church is progressing rapidly, and there is no doubt it will be ready for the grand Mass to be celebrat ed on Christinas Eve. Railway Traffic.—The following are the receipts of the Grand Trunk Railway for the week ending Dec. 1st, 1806: Passengers. 00 Express Freight, Mails and Sundries. 5,100 on Freight and Lire Stock,. 87,82100 Total. *141,70800 Corresponding week hut year,. 154,916 00 Decrease,.*13,213 00 JOSEPH HICKSON, Secretary and Treasurer Almost a Fire.—The new wooden block erected by Hon. E. Gerry, opposite Mechanics’ Hnli, came near being destroyed by fire Thurs day night. There was a leak in the gas pipe and the building was filled with gas, which exploded when a man went in with a lighted lamp, and fire caught been the floors. Tho fire was extinguished without creating a gen era alarm. In the early settlement of our country the greatest anxiety was, how our people could get 1 enough of good wholesome food. Now the I manner of living has changed, so that many i people really suffer, and enough of every kind i around them. Why is this? It is because their | food distresses them. Buy one bottle of Main’s 1 Elderberry Wine and you will get relief. Then j lmy a case. dec4tf Messrs. Burgess, Fohos & Co., have a stock , of English pure ground Lead and Linseed Oil, ' which they are selling to parties building on the burnt district, less the duty, which is three cents a pound on lead and twenty-three cents a gallon on oil—gold. We advise all purchas ing paint stock to give them a call. Seizures.—The po ice yesterdav visited the United States’Hotel, and tho shops of John Hill on Canal street and Charles McCarthy on York street, and seized small quantities of liquor in each place. THE STATE. *aarn from the Biddcford Journal that rL“*rlM K*ckervan operative in the Peppcrt!! 1 , while attempting to regulate a belt by e>* ("'e "i a *ast wp«k, was struck by the ... ' l " P°lv which knocked in three of his breaki J->Ut 160tk’ 8pb*ting the jaw and mouth.^ *“ ma,,y p‘HOO*the hard palate of tho strawberry' ‘bis month a may flower, a lion. Soeh a rewardfall'Uown da,‘1 in a December walk ^ri£aT®i n,,Tcr M'fore met “* ‘“^■.‘^^tsnsssL The Whig says a petition is to go to the Legislature for the incorporation of a company to connect Pnshaw Lake with Kendo,kea Stream by a canal—to strike the stream at <„■ near Six Mile Falls iu Bangor. The work wi'l give more water to tho Kenduskeag in sea sons of d-ought, and will open considerable woodland to nurket ! —We learn from the Bangor Whig that Mi. Jonathan Quint,, a venerable cidzeu (t Brownfield, died recently at 80 years of a;,. lie was a soldier in tho war of 1812, and served iu Capt. Wm. Hull’s company of the 9th reg - ment. —The Rockland Gazette shys that the rail road between Rockland and the Kennebec in to bn built, and that It Is the duty of tho'bu ness men of that city to take hold of the mat ter and “put It through.’’ Rockland favor, tho Bath rather than the Richmond route. —The winter term of tho Maine Normal School commenced ouWodnesdsy of this wc. k and will continue ten weeks. A vucatioo ot one week will then eusue, at the close of which the spring term of fourteen weeks will com mence. —Two young Irish girls, aged respectively 15 and lfi, are missing from Lewiston. The Biddcford Union says Charles O. Hodsdon of that city, and formerly 1st Lieut, and Ai\j., 80th U. 8. C. Init., has been appoint ed Captain of Vols, by brevet, the rank to date from 13th of March 1835—for faithful and meri torious service to the United States. Monday a s officer Durgin of Saco was attempting to arrest one Leonard Welch in Saco, James Grson who was standing by at tempted a rescue, and assaulted Mr. Durgin W'th a stoue inflicting a severe wound winch Med profusely. Tuesday Green and Welch were brought before Justice Lor ug^nd bound over to appear at tho next ter»hTsUprein. Court iu Saco, to answer for the assault and intoxication.—Biddcford Journal. —The Biddcford Journal says the H<n. Na than Dane will not be a candidate lor the Sec retaryship, hut that ‘ tho Republican, of York county with entire unanimity will present the name for the Treasuryship in tho oveut of a change in that office, as a desirable one upon which all can unite with an experienced con fidence.” —The Biddcford Journal speaking of what the World calls Mr. Oreelcy’s “encyclical let ter,” issued just before his departure for the West and explaining his peculiar views re specting universal amnesty and universal snf frage, says “Horace has been drawn into ac cepting that Copperhead compromise, °ome thing as ho was in the Niagara conferi ee.— He is remarkably unfit to be a leaflet; he tight., well in the ranks and there is his lortc. Hi, election to the U. S. Seuato, from New Tork would be a positive loss In Republican strength.” RKUGIH's. —Tlie Church Monthly, lor December, pub lished by E. P. Dutton & Co., contains the con tinuation of Bishop Burgess's journal, also ar ticles by Rev. Robert Lowell, D. D„ Rev. Ilen ry Hudson, and others. The Monthly Journal of the American Unitarian Association contains a great amount ot denominational intelligence, including tho contributions to the churches duripg the past year. —The new Church Almanac gives the fol lowing statistics of the Episcopal Church in this ccuntry, inoluding the Southern 8tates:— M hole number of parishes, 2385; whole number of clergy, 2530;.total membership, 181,23*; con tributions the past year, $3,051,88". lu the Southern General Assembly, in ses sion this week at Memphis, overtures havo been adopted, and delegates appointed to boar to the Associated Reform Chnrch and the Cumberland Presbyteries, au order to effect tbo union of those bodies with the Assembly. The attempt to remove the Theological Semiuarv from Columbia (8. C.) to Memphis has failed. The report of tho committee on tho freedmen has clicito 1 much attention, and the indications wero that the debate would bo violent and pro tracted. —Tho anniversary of the American Mission ary Society and the Evangelical Knowledge Society was celebrated in Boston on Thurs day. —Rev. 8. R. Brown, missionary in Japan has recently sent to this country six Japanese youth to be educated, and it is probable that they will be first placed at Monson Academy, under the care of ltev. Char'es Hammond-.— Mr. Brown is a native of Monsou, — Rev. A. Strout has become pastor of the. Free Baptist church iu Bruuswick. —Rev. George Bullen of South Reading, Mas--., formerly of this State, has resigned the pastorate of the Baptist chnrch in consequouco of enfeebled health. —Rev. 0. F. Penney o f Augusta baptised twentv-flvo and admitted twenty-eight porsons into the Free Baptist Church ol New Glouces ter, Sunday last —Rev. Dr, Richards, late pastor of tho Olivo street Church, in Nashua, has received a call from tho Congregational Church in Franooi town, N. H. It is a singular fact that Dr. Richards was settled over this same church at Frauoostown about thirty years ago, when he receivod a call from tho church at Nashua, with which he has labored until last November. —The Dover Morning Star calls attention to the fact that Rev. C. O. Libby of Kcnnebunh, Me., having been appointed Treasurer of the F. B. Foreign Missionary Society, all moneys designed for that society should be sent to him, and not to Wm.Burr, Dover, as formerly. —The dedication of the Church of the Divin - Patemify—the new edifice erected by Rev. Dr. Chapin's congregation on Fifth avenue, corner of Forty-fifth street, New York—took place on Monday afternoon before a large assemblage.— A number of prominent clergymen, including Key. Drs. Bellows and Osgood, and Rev. Mossr.i Sawyer, Demarest and Lee, were present Dr. Chapin preached the dedicatory sermon, a thoughtful and suggestive address, in which the duties and the future of Universalism were clearly set forth, the pastor taking a broad and liberal stand, quite free from any taint of sec tarianism.—tf. T. Evening Post. —Rev. Mr. Stecreof the Bates Street Univer salist Chnrch, received seven members to the church Sunday, five by baptism. That Society is enjoying a steady and increasing work ot grace.—Lewiston Journal. —The liberal sects in New xork city are Becking a closer union. Conferences and uni on meetings are being held, and attempts are made to merge the name and the peculiarities of each oi the sects into the organization ot the Broad Church, the Unlversalists being less dogmatic, the Unitarians less negative, both going heartily for anti-slavery, temperance and other reforms, so that they have a common bond of union. —Rev. Charles Andrews of Fayette writes to the Oxford Democrat that on Sunday last he baptized 5 young persons, making 23 baptiz ed since the first of July. 20 of them were rc ceivad into the cburoli on Sunday. —l’roliminary steps are being taken in Au gusta for the erection of a Uni versa) ist church. —The Maine Farmer learns that Rev. Alex ander McKenzie, pastor of the South Parish Church in Augusta, haa accepted the call ot the Congregational Churoh in Cambridge. Mass., to become their pastor. He will close his labors in Augusta iu January next, and previous to his settlement at Cambridge will be absent in Europe five months. —Reports come to us of extensive revival* in the towns of Industry and Union in this State. —The New Methodist church in Brunswick was dedicated on Wednesday.