Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, December 11, 1866, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated December 11, 1866 Page 1
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- . —— Established Jane 23, 1862. tol. 5. PORTLAND, TUESDAY ✓ I'HE PORTLAND DAlLV PRKSS Is published everyday, (Sunday cveepted,) al No. 1 Printers’ Evrhange, Commercial Sti'cet, Portland, by N. 4* Poster, Proprietor. Terms : —Light Dollarr a vf^r in advano*. lilt: MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the a me place every Tbumday morning at $*.00 a year, ••variably in advance. Kates op Advertising.—Due iueb.0 space, in enptlioi column. const ituicb (“square/ ‘l.3» jor square daily first week : 73 cent^ per week alter; three insertions, or loss, $1.0h; contmu ng every other day alter first week, 60 cents. Hall square, throe insertions or lees, 75 cents; one week. St.(Hi. 30 cents per week alter. Under bead ui Amuskments,” $2.00ner square per week * ilivce insertions or less, $1.50. srra'i vl ticks,$1.23 per square lor the first in sertion, uud 25 cents per square for each subsequent nsertion. Advertiseukul.s inserted in the **Majne Staif. Press”(which bus a large circulation in every par ol' the siiatelfor $1.00 per square tor first insertion* and 60 cents per square »*»r each subsequent inper i i.-n entertainments. ORPHANS' FAIR! The Orphans’ Home Association O F B A T II Will bold a Fair for tile benefit of the Home recently established in this city, at the CITY HALL, —ON THE— 11th, Uili and i:iih of till* Mouth. The F.iic will be opencl TUESDAY EVENING by an aUili-M-s by GEN. CH IMBEKIjAIN ! Ii will also be open to visitors on the afternoon and evening of Wednesday and Thursday. Arrangements have been made with the Portland & Kennebec and .Androscoggin Railroads, whereby passengers who attend,the Pair can pass over the roads ai Jialf fare rales from Dec. 10th to the 14th in clusive. Per order of the Committee of Anangcments. Bath, Dec. 10,166C. declld3t Levee at Stevens’ Plains. The Ladle* of liie Universalist Sewing Circle! \\TIEL bold a Levee ia the vestry ol the new ▼ » Church ou Stevens’ Plains, l>ec. 10th. Arti cles lor sale, Refresh incuts, &c., will be dispensed. A silver cup will be awarded lor tlie best conundrum; a wooden spoon for the poorest. A pleasant time is ex pci; ed. Th oi jcct is to I m ulsh tlie church which is bung com )>lcted. Contributions to Fancy or Refreshment Tables, Fish Pond or anv department will be gratefully re ceived. A commit!** will bu in wailing at the church on Wednesday the lttbh. declltd P. Y. M. C. A. COURSE LECTURES THltlD LBCTIIBE BY Jfev. Dr. STOCKBJRIPGE, Wednesday Eirui*", Dec. 19th, In (lie CENTRAL CHURCH. Subject—“A Week in Athens.” Music picvious to the Lecture. Evening Tickets, L*5c£nts, to be had at Packard’s, Short & Lofing's, Carter & Dresser’s and at the door. Doors open a t «£ Lecture at 7$ o’cli >ck. declOdSt Theatre, - Peeving Hall. Hidwcll A' Ki’owaC) Lcmbcc* A Malingers* €». IL IVilMou, - » Hinge Manager. ElVGAGEifli:iVT FOK <» NIC*UTS OND¥ with the eminent American Tragedian Mr. Joseph Proctor, who will have the honor of appearing on Monday livening, Dec. 10th, and every Evening <turing the week in choice selec tii.n of Ids most celebrated plays, including NICK OF Till: WOODS, JACK CADE* OIJTALANCI1ET, AillDITION, VI KG INI I N, PI/4RRO, Ac., Ac. f & Full particulars in bills of the day. dec 10.Kid ‘ --r-—; — - Ocean Association, Ex-No. 4, WTT.I. COMMENCE THFtM Fifth Animal Course of Dances, - AT MEC HANICS’ HALL, - WITH A - Ball on Thanksgiving Night! To be followed by Three AN^cnablic* on Tnesday Night*, a Ball on Christian* Niglif, a Grand Fire men Vi Military mid Civic Bull on New tenr1* Night. MANAGERS: President, EDWARD HODGKINS, Vice-President, S, S. HANNAFoRD, Secretary, A. li. JACOBS, Treasurers, F. J. BAILEY, R. D. Page,C. H. Phil lips, 1£. D. Tripp. ii-Tf'TiVkHs for the Course $6: tickets for each of the Balls $1,50; tickets tor each ol' the Assemblies $1; for the Gallery 80 cents. To be obtained of the Man agers and at the door. Music by Chaiidler's QuadriHe Baud. D. II. Chandler Prompter. Dancing to commence at 8 o’clock. Clothing checked free. November 27, 1867. codSw G R an i> Promenade Concert! j The 17th Maine Re*’( Association jjTILL GIVE A Promenade Concert — AT— MECHANIC S’ HAIL, —ON— Thursday Evening*, De;i. 13, 1866, the Fourth Anniversary of the battle of fi»edebick§bubg, Complimentary to the FOREST CITY RAND! MANAGERS: CoL Thus. A. Roberts, Col. (* P. Matlocks, Ool. Obas. B. Merrill, Ool. Win. Hobson, MaJ, Edwin I*. Hough ton,Major W. 11. Green, Surgeon H. L. K. Wiggin, Surgeon N. A. Hersoni, Ast. Surg. N. B. Coleman. Ast. Surg. Jos. G. Sturgis, Ad.it. C. W. Roberts, Adjt. P. S. B*>oihby, Adjt. Geo. A. Parker, Qnartenn’r dosialiKemick, Capt. A. Goldcrman, Capt. J. A. Perry, Capt. S. S. Richards, Capt. J. O. Perry, Capt. I. S. Fauncc, Capt. G. W. Veri-ill, Capt. C. C. Cole, Capt. U. W. Briggs, Capt. G. B. l>unn, Capt. G. F. Sparrow, Capt. Edwin I. Merrill, Capt. Edward M<»ore, Capt. G. C. Prut, Capt. Geo. A. Wliidden, i apt. E. H. Crie, 1 ieut. D. J. Chandler, Lieut. Tho . W. Lord, Lieut. S. W. Burnham, Licit. Kdwin Emery, J.ient. C. G. Holyoke, Lieut. O. W. Burnham, Lieut. J. M. Hall, Lieut, das. M. Webb, Lieut, d. M. Salford, Lieut. F. A. Snwver, Lieut. T. A. Snowman, Lieut. 11. L. Bartels, Lieut. Newton Whitten. Lieut. 11. B. Cummings, FLOOR MANAGERS. Col. T. A. Roberts, Col. C. P. Mattocks, Col. Wm. Hobpon, Capt. A. GoMarnian, Capt . d. A. Perry, Lieut. 0. W. Burnham. Lieut. J. M. Salford, Otlircrs and Soldiers who served during the recent rebellion arc Invited to attend in uniform and with the distinctive badgts of their Divisions or Corps. Ilanriiijt at 9 O’clock. Tickets admitting Gentleman and Ladf, 81.00; f.»r sab-oi Paine’S Mtisie Store. Oover’s, 13 Free street, and by the Committee of Arrangements. OOL. T. A. BOr.ORTS, OATT. J. A. FERRY, MAJOR E li. H0CJGHTON. decCdtd.__ wiwmw 1 ■« aaw———MW— The President's Message Hus aririveil this morning and so lias'a CARGO of Fresh Oysters! (the li rut of the sea .on,) At Atwood's Oyster House, Centre Sir at, rear Lancaster HaU, and will lx: sold a» $1.10 ■* E B f» A Mi o If, NO UD, Ceulu |ut t|uurt. All orders by mall, tel* graph or express promptly attended. ATWOOD’S OVNTEftt HOlSF, 43, 47 & 49 Centre St., Pori land, Me. dcc&d1w - —— * * - ■ — * —rtr*y * Eat and Grow Fat! J list irriml. OYSTERS! AT $1.40 PEK GALLON. At Wholesale and Retail, at Tni^VlONS &1 HAWES, deefl—lw 15 Ac 10 Market Square. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. jntiew store r Entire Sew Stock ! 0. F. THRASHER & CO., take pkaaora in mnoiiDcing to tlia citizen, of Port land and vicinity that their new store NO. 4 FREE STREET BLOCK, will be opened THIS DAY with an eiyire new stock of foreign and domestic DRY GOODS purchased In New York and Boston since the recent heavy decline in prices. The 9tock comprises every description of DUESS GOODS, such as BLACK 8VLK8, SILK AND W OOI. POPLINS, ALL WOOL POPLINS, THIBET* in nU .Indn, BABATHEA CLOTHS, EHPBE8S CLOTH*! ALPACCAS nU AMn ! Also one of the largest assortments ot HOUSEKEEPING GOODS ever ottered in the market. We would call particular attention to our stock ot WOOLENS for Men ana Boy’s wear, confident that the price, as well as the goods, cannot fail to please. REnEIDBEB THE PEACE ! C. F. THRASHER & CO., AT THE OLD STAND, No. 4 Free Street Block. decll (it A NEW ^OYSTER HOUSE X UK C H ROOM! Among the “Buins” MR. GEORGE S. HAY, Many y ear. Proprietor of the late Freeman House and S. F. PERRY, Respectfully give Inotice that they have built No. 80 Federal Street. One door west ol Exchange Street, and fitted, fur nished aud stocked the same as a first class Oyster House and Lunch Boom. Lunch furnished at all Hours. OYSTERS cooked to orderin every style. Balls, Clubs, Parties and Families! Supplied at short notice. MR. T. S. HATCH, Pronounced “The Best Oyster Cook in Portland,”' will liav. char ;e of the Cooking Department which it a sufficient guarantee that everything iu that line wdl be done toporrect .i n. |3TjOYSTERS by the QUART or GALLON! We invite all hungry men ol whatever nation or condition to give us a call. decltebOSw The Old Stand Re-Opened l FULTON FISH MARKET! THEOPim.CS HOPKINS, DEALER IK Fresh, Salt and Smoked Fish —AND— LOBSTERS ot every description, at the old Stand, NO. llO FEDERAL STREET, POB.TLAYD, HIE., FEW DOORS BELOW MIDDLE STREET. EF^Goodswillbc delivered, when desired, during the morning. declldlm U. S. Marshal’s Sale. United States of America, \ District of Maine, ss. j PURSUANT to sundry vend: Expo: to me direct ed, from the Hon. Edward Fox. Judge of the United States District Court, within and tor the District of Maine, I shall expose and offer for^utle at Public Auction, to the highest bidder therelbr, at the Custom House Building on Fork Street, in Portland, or Thursday the Twenty-Seventh Day qf December current, at II o’clock in the forenoon : .TO Cases Gin, Anchor John DcKuyper. 400 Galls. Alcohol. 5 Casks Alcohol,Mper ccnt.proqf; 6 Casks din; 4 Qr. Pipes John Htnnesey Brandy ; 23 Cases Brandy, John Hennesey ; 1 Box Oil qf Cloves; 1 bbl Sugar of Lead; 1 Box Tobacco: 8 Bcxes of Tobacco; o Half Chests Olong Tea; 21 Ibis. Cloves ■, 1£ bols Nutmegs; 4 bbfs Macaboy Snuff, Terms of Sale—Cash on day qf Sale. Dated at Portland, this eleventh day of December, A. D. 1866. CHARLES CLARK, U. S. Marshal, District of Maine. decll dlDdays Montreal Ocean Steamship Co. CARRYING THE CANADIAN AND UNITED STATES MAILS. PawNgrin Booked to Londonderry and Liverpool. Return Tickets granted at Reduced Rates. The Steamship ST. DAVID Capt. Aird will sail from this port for Liverpool, SATURDAY, 16th December, 1866, immediately after the arrival of the train of the previous dav from Montreal, to be follow ed by the Moravian on the 23d. Passage to Londonderry and Liverpool, cabin, (ac cording to accommodation) $70 to $80. Steerage, $25: Parable in Gold or its equivalent. jaT'For Freight or passage apply to H. & A. ALLAN, No. 3 India St. Portland, Nov 26, 1806. Dec. 11 dtf SLEIGHSTSLEIGflS, SLEIGHS. THE best and cheapest, assortment of Sleighs in New England, can be found at the Manufactory of J. M. KIMBALL & CO., 302 Congress Street. Sleighs at prices to suit all customers. Good business Sleighs at the low price of $50,00 to $75.(,'0 Good Sleighs, trimmed all through, from $75,00 to $100,00. Also Light Trotting Sleighs of splendid make and finish. Four, six and nine passenger sleighs. l4f“Any one desirous of getting a good Sleigh at LOW figure, will do well to give us a call. Dec 11—d2w Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have this day formed a copart nership under the name of C. F. THRASHER & CO., and have taken the new store NO. 4 FREE STREET^BLOCK, for the purpose of carrying on the Dry Good* business. CHAS. F. THRASHER, FRANK BARTLETT. Portland, Doc. 1, 1866. declldlf Ho roes, Sleighs, Carriages, Ac., at Auction. ON SATURDAY, Dee. 15th, at 11 o’clock A. M., in Mmket square, we shall toll about 15 good Sleighs, 8 good Robes, 4 Harnesses, Horses, Carriages, &c., &c. Parties wishing to contribute to this sale will do so early on the morning of sale. HENRY BAILEY & SON, declldtd Auctioneers. Notice. A PPLIC ATION -will be made to the Legislature of J. VMaine at its next session,for further aid to secure the construe tins of the European anil North Ameri can Railway, and for authority to the Portland, Saco & Portsmouth Railroad Company to subsoribe to the stock ami bonds ot sai l E. & N. A. Rv. Comp’y, and to further increase the capital stock of the Portland, Saco and Portsmouth Railway Company to the smount thus subscribed and paid. By order of the Directors. G. K. JEWETT, Pres’t E. & N. A. Ry. Cjmp’y Bangor, Dec 7,18«6. declldSw LOST! A LARGE sized Morocco Wallet, containing two Railroad passes and a number of papers of no use to any person but the owner. Any person retain ing the same to this otrice, or C. R. Chisholm A Bro., 307 Congress Street, will be suitably rewarded. December 11. dtf NEW A DVERTISEMENTS. XJ. S. Marshal’8 Notice. United States op America, > District or Maine, s. s. I PURSUANT to a Monition from tho Hon. Edward Fox, Jndge of tbe United Siates District Court, within and tor the District ot Malue, 1 hereby give nubile notice that the following Libel has been hied In said Conrt, via: A Libel against tbe Steamer H. H. DAY, her En gine, Machinery, taekei, apparel and farmture, on behalf of John Corit of Cumberland, in said District in a cause of collision civil and maritime, as is more particularly sot forth in tbe said Libel; that a hear ing ami trial will be had tlicreon at Portland in said District, on Wednetday the twelfth day qf December murent, at 11 o’clock in the forenoon, when and whore any persons lme ested therein, may appear and show cause, if any can be shown, wherefore tbe same should not be decreed liable to said claim. Dated at Portland this tenth day of December. A. U., 1866. F.A QUINBY, Deputy U. S. Marshal Diet, oi Maine. Doc. 11—dtd Seizure of Goods. ]VT OTICJfi is hereby given that the following de -L1 scribed goods were seized at this oort Decem ber 8th, 1866, tor a violation of the Revenue Laws: 44 yds Tapestry Carpeting ana 10 yds Dress Goods at Appraisers Store in this city—landed from Steamer “New England,” Nov. 17,1866. One package containing 1 pr Pantaloons; 1 woolen Vest. 21 yds woolen Cloth, marked “Nyrus Silver, Utica, N. Y.” Any person or persons claiming the same are re quested to appear and make such claims wltliki twenty days from the date hereof, otherwise the said goods win be disposed of in accordance with the Acta of Con gress In such cases made and provided. ISRAEL WASHBURN, Jr., _ Collector. Portland, Dec 11, 1868. decll, 18, 25*31 COOPER & MOUSE, TAKE pleasure in informing their old patrons and friends that they have resumed business at their OLD STAND, fomer of Market and Milk streets, where they will keep constantly on hand the best as sortment of Meats, Poultry, Game, &c„ That the market affords, and it will be their earnest endeavor to serve their customer'* with promptness and fidelity. decl dtf To the Senate and House of Representatives in the Legislature of Maine assembled: THE undersigned, the Directors of the Cape Eliza beth Steam Essay Company, respectfully pray that said Company may lie authorized to in crease lie capital stock; also to increase the ratal of toll upon said Ferry to such amount as tne Legisla ture snail deem suitable. JOSEPH W. DYER, BENJAMIN W. FiCKETT, CHARLES FOBES. Portland, Dec^ 186a._dec 11 d2awSw Steamboat Notice Last Trip of the Season! r m aCS h steamer LADY LANG will make •ligjataAJKbcr last trip tor the season (to Bangor or as far as the Ice will permit), on FRIDAY EVEN ING. Deo 14th, at 9 o'clock. will return Monday, Dec 17th. _dclld4c_A. SOMERBY, Agent. NOTICE is hereby given, that the subscriber has been duly appointed Executor of tlie Will of Daniel Hood, late of Portland, in the County of Cumberland, deceased, and lias tak en upon himself that trust by giving bonds as the law directs. All persons having demands upon the estate of said deceased, are required to Exhibit the same; and all persons indebted to said estate ate call ed upon to make payment to SEW ALL B. HASKELL, Executor. Portland Dec. 4.1880. dec 11 d&w;iw 51 Copartnership Notice MB. A. C. MITCHELL retires from our firm, and his interest and liability therein ceases from this date. MR. JOHN WILLIAMSON is admitted partner in our firm from this date. H. T. CUMMINGS, M D. & CO. Dec 11—dlw Lost! ON Thursday Evening, Dec. 6, between Free St. Vestry and Stevens* Place, Park Street, a Gold Bbacelet, marked F. C. Mirvena. The tinder will be suitably rewarded by leaving it at the resi dence of David. Stevens, Park Street, dec 11 dlw* Lost! ON Thursday last, near the City Hall or on Frank lin street, a Pocket Book containing about thirty dollars In bil s, and several gold pieces. The finder will be suitably rewarded by leaving it at No 15 Myrtle st.dec 1 ld4t* Watch Lost! STOLEN from the subscriber on the 1st inst., an English Patent Lever Silver Watch, No 1055,with the name of D. RIcKEIt on the in3ide, marked with a pin. Persons are can tioned against purchasing said watch. _dclldlw* Fresh Beat Carolina Rice. TIERCES Choice Carolina Rice,just received tl and for sole by CHURCHILL, BROWNS A MAN SON, Dec 11—dlw 270 Commercial St. Wanted. AN experienced Salesman in a Clothing Store. Address Box No 15. declldlw* FROM EUROPE NEWS B IT THE CABLE. Rome, Dec. 9.—Another of the French regi ments left this city yesterday on its return to France. Paris, Dec. 9.—The Patrie of this evening an nounces that the convention on the subject of the Papal debt, the provisions of which have been for a long time under discussion, has been formally signed. St. Petersburg, Dec. 9.—An Imperial ukase has been issued declaring all the relations of Russia with the Pope of Rome abrogated, and annulling all special laws of the Empire which have heretofore been made in accordance with such relations. London, Dec. 9.—Dispatches from Candia state that the Cretans are submitting to the power of the Turks, all means of further resis tance having been exhausted. The report that the Cretans had blown up a convent garrison ed by Turkish troops is confirmed, but the loss of life among the Turks was small. London, Dec. 10, Noon.—The Times, in an ed itorial this morning, says the Fenians have been fairly check-mated, aud that it would be mad ness on their part to attempt rebellion. Cardinal Cullen has issued a pastoral urging the Irish pimple to obedience to the law and the avoidance of all secret societies. Arrests still continue to be made arid more artillery will leave for Ireland soon. Paris, Dec. 10.—The new Minister to the United States, M. Berthuny, sailed for New York on Saturday. Rome, Dec. 10.—Some of the French troops are still here and will remain until the end of December. Orphans’ Home Fair.—The good people of Bath have got up a Fair in aid of the Orphans’ Home recently established in that city. This Home is to benefit particularly, the children of deceased soldiers, and it is hoped that aid will be extended to it from all quarters. By pat ronizing the Fair which will open to-morrow in that city, a sympathy, at least, for the noble object will be shown. If any of our benevo lent citizens feel disposed to help it along, but cannot spare time to attend, let them send their contributions to the Committee of Ar rangements. General Chamberlain will open the Fair this evening, with an address. Persons dis posed to attend can go at half fare; and alsa on either day the Fair is held, to-morrow and Thnrsday. Bangor Lumber Market. — Amount of Lumber surveyed from January 1st to Decem ber 8tb, 1886, compared with the amount sur veyed during the same period in 1864 and 1865, as reported for the Bangor Whig: „ ' 1864. 1865. 1806. Green Pine, 43,389,179 35,137.683 50,903,269 Dry Pine, 11,557,327 13,158,539 12,672,142 Spruce, 106,774,936 107,605,967 154,571,213 lleniluck, <£c., 12,814,850 14,078,934 19,COO,962 174,436,272 168,881,«23 237,147,606 Araourt surveyed each month in 1666: Snrvcyed Jan. 1st to June 1st, 34,304,974 Surveyed in June, 30,457,101 Surveyed in July, 32,087,813 Surveyed In August, 38,032,069 Surveyed in September, 33.205,172 Surveyed in October, 35,773,715 Surveyed In November, 33,286,162 237,147,606 Surveyor’s Office, Dec. 8, I860. The Test Oath Decision.—A Washington dispatch to a Boston paper states that the members of the Supreme Court who will de clare unconstitutional the iron-cla<l test oath prescribed for lawyers and Justices, are Davis, Clifford, Nelson, Orier and Field. Dissenting opinions will be delivered by Chief Justice Chase and Justices Swayne, Miller and Wayne. During the last session Mr. Thad. Stevens moved to repeal the law containing this oath, hut he was not sustained by the House. The New York Post’s dispatch says the decision does not involve the constitutionality of the oath required of United States officers. The case before the court was simply that of an at torney claiming to practice in the courts. LATEST NEWS BY TELEGRAPH TO THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. Tuesday Morning, DeceAbor 11,18C6. ----1— - WASHINGTON, • JEFF. DAVIS’ TRIAL. The Discovery and Arrest of John U. Surratt, Correspondence Coiecmiug the Occupa tion of Mexican Territory, Washington, Dec. 10. It is not true, as has been telegraphed, that the Supreme Court of the United States re cently made a new rule admitting members to its liar without taking the test oath. The old oath is administered to applicants in open court, and the applicant is required to retire to one of the adjoining offices and there sub scribe to the test oath. This information is de rived from Mr. Middleton, the Clerk of the Court. Lorenzo Sherwood, Esq., late of Texa,-, ap peared on the opening of the United States Supreme Court this morning, and requested permission for Gov. Hamilton and himself to reargue the question as to the constitutionality of the law prescribing the test oath. His re marks commanded the most respectful atien tion, and permission was granted to file the motion with the Clerk in pursuance of his re I quest. me U. 8. Consul at Vera Cruz reports to the State Department, that Maximilian was to leave Orizaba on the 28th of November for the City of Mexico, and that the TJ. S. mission was likely to be regarded in a friendly man ner by the French in that republic. The project for supplanting the Governments at the South, and making Territories of the States, is assuming shape and there is no doubt but what the measure will be pushed forward and through without delay. All attempts to interfere with the National Banks or the currency were summarily voted down in the House to-day. There is the best authority for saying the President has positively determined uot to in terfere in the case of Jeff. Davis, by ordering hisrelease on parole, but that he will remain where he is until arrangements can he made for liia trial sometime during the ensuing spring. The President to-day sent documents rela tive to the discovery-aiul arrest of Surratt. A letter from Consul Wilding at Liverpool, dat ed September 27th, 1865, says Surratt was ex pected in Liverpool thatjilay, which he trans mitted to Minister Adams. An affidavit says that while going lrom Montreal to Quebec, he becamp acquainted with a man calling him self McCarty, who told him he had been in the confederate service, engaged in conveying in telligence between Washington and Rich mond, that he had been concerned in a plan for carrying off' President Lincoln, which was concocted entirely by J. Wilkes Booth and himself; that he came to Canada just before the assassination of President Lincoln; that while in Canada he received a letter from’ Booth, saying it had become necessary t > change their plant, and requested him to come to Washington immediately, and that he did start immediately. He did not say whether he went there or not,hut said that on his way hack to Canada, the train was delayedjat St. Albans, and while sitting at the breakfast table agentle man next to him spoke of the assassination of Mr. Lincoln, and that he, McCarty, or as he then called himself, Harrison, replied “the news was too good to be true; ” that the gentle man took a newspaper from his pocket and read the account, and he (McCarthy) was sur prised to see his name there, and left immedi ately; that on Sunday last the accused had beentalkiug with affiant of an interview with Mr.-at Richmond, when the affiant said to him : You have told me a great deal, what must I call you? what is your name? and he answered: My name is Surratt. This was just before their arrival at Londonderry. When McCarty,or Surratt landed,he was disguised. Mr. Wilding writes to Mr. Seward, Sc-pt. 30, 1865, that Surratt had arrived at Liverpool, and and again on the 10th of October that Minis ter Adams had instructed him that he did not consider it desirable with their p.eseut evi dence of identity and complicity to apply for a warrant for the arrest of the supposed Sur ratt. It is further stated that in his conver sation with affiant, Surratt declared his belief that he would live long enough to give a good account of Mr. Johnson. Acting Secretary of State, Mr. Hunter, Oct. 13,1865, savs: that in consultation with the Secretary of War and Judge Holt, it was thought advisable that no actionbc taken in regard to the arrest of the supposed John H. Surratt, at present. Consul General Pottdt, at Canada, under date of Oct. 25,1865, informs Secretary Seward that Surratt left Three Rivers some time in September for Liverpool, and adding: He was secreted at Three Rivers by a Catholic priest, with whom he lived. Minister King, at Rome, writes to Secretary Seward April 23d, 1866, that Surratt recertly enlisted in the Papal Zouaves at Sezzc. Mr. Kiug’s informant recognized him, and Surratt admitted he was right in his con , jecture. Surratt acknowledged participatiou in me piot against irresiaeut Lincoln s lite, and declared Jeff Davis had incited or was privy to it. The informant further said that Surratt seemed to be well supplied with money, and ap pealed to him not to betray his secret. The informant expressed an earnest desire that if auy steps were taken towards reclaiming him, (Surratt) us a criminal, he should not be known in the matter. Secretary Stanton, May l!>th, I860, says the report was referred to Judge Ad vocate Holt, woo recommended him not to • prosecute without due confession verified by oath. Secretary Seward, May 28th, 1866, suggests, as we have no treaty with the Papal govern ment, a special agent be sent to Koine to de mand his surrender. Minister King to Secretary Seward, June 23d says he communicated with his informant the day liefore, and received from him the ac companying document. He had at the 6auie time a Ion" conversation with him, which tend ed to confirm his beliet in the truth of his statements. He rcoorted to him Surratt’s con fession of his’coinplicity in the murder of Pres ident Lincoln, and the admission of his moth er’s guilty participation in the same plot. The informant was formerly engaged as a school master at a small village in Maryland called Texas, and proposed to return to the United States and give evidence. He wishes his name conceaiel because he believes the publication of it would endanger his life. It is said in his sworn Btatemerit that Surratt remarked in New York that he proposed to fly when the deed was done. Minister King to Secretary Seward, August 8th, 1866,says lie communicated to Cardinal Antonclli the information which was sent.— His Eminence was greatly iot. rested by it,|and intimated that if our Government desired the surrender of the criminal, there would proba bly be no difficulty. Secretary Seward, in a dispatch to Minister King, October ICtb, 1366, directs him to em ploy a confidential person to compare the pho tograph with the original, and visit Venetia for that purpose, and to pay the informant a sum of money, (amount not named) lor the infor mation given upon the subject. The Secretary further instrncts Mr. King to seek an inter view with Cardinal Antonelli, and ask his Ho liness whether, in the absence of an extradition treaty, he would give Surratt up, or whether, in the event of the request being denied, he would enter into on extradition treaty. Also requesting that Surratt be not discharged un til further advised. Minister King to Secretary Seward, dated Rome, Nov. 2d, 6ays he had an interview with Cardinal Antonclli, who frankly replied that he wot Id give up Surratt on proper indictment and proof, at the request oi the Department of State. Mr. King, under date of Nov. 10th, says th Cardinal informed him that Surratt, or Wat son, had been arrested by his orders, but while on his way to Rome had escaped from his guard of six men. The Cardinal expresses regret at his escape. All orders or rue rapal Government tor ins arrest are enclosed with this correspondence. Minister King and Capt. l’ox, Lisbon, Nov. 17th, telegraphed Minister Harvey to direct Admiral Goldsborough to send one of his ships to Civitta Vcchia. Minister Marsh to Secretary Seward, Flor ence, Nov. 18th, Bays he had seen the Minister of Foreign Affairs and asked him if he thought that the Italian Government would surrender Surratt to us if the accused was found in Ital ian territory. The Minister thought the ac cused would be surrendered on proper demand and proof, but probably only under a stipula tion on our part that punishment of death should not be inflicted. Surratt, under the name of Walters, was. after his escape from the guard, hunted for in Naples, but he had gone thence to Alexandria. December 2d, Consul General Hale commun icates the fact that he had obeyed instructions and arrested Surratt. Secretary Seward next day telegraphed him that his course is approved, and intorms him that measures have been taken to bring Sur ratt home, Admiral Goldsborough haviugbeeu thus instructed. In reply to the House resolution, the Presi dent transmitted the correspondence concern ing the occupation of Mexican territory by United States troops. A letter from General Grant to Mr. Stanton, Dec. 8th, says, no official information of such an occurrence had been received at headqurrters, certainly no such au thority has been given. A telegram dated New kOrleans, Nov. 14th, troni Gen. Sheridan, saje: Ortega was arrest ed for violation of the neutrality laws, which proved opportune, as Canales at Matamoras and Negrete and his adherents in Brownsville, were just awaiting his arrival to assert his claims by an appeal to arms. He has no ad herents in Mexico except the French and Eng lish merchants who have heretofore supported

Maximillian. There is no trouble in northern Mexico except in Matamoras and Tarnpico, and these merchants are at the bottom of it. My letter and arrest of Ortega will settle every thing on the liio Grande line, ami I think within a few days Ortega and Canales can go without violating the neutrality. 1 hope the Government will support me in this simple and just method of restoring peace to our bor der, ami trade and commerce to our people.— There will bo trade through Brownsville and Brazos Santiago with northern Mexico of $1*2, 000,000 yearly as soou as these Mexican troubles subside. (Signed) P. H. Sheridan. A second telegram dated New Orleans 27th, expresses fear that Gen. Sedgwick will, for un accountable and unjustifiable reasons, demand of Canales the surrender of Matamoras on the plea of preventing the pillage of the houses of Americans. He says the situation there is this: ‘‘Gen. Escobado is in front of the city with about 3500 men, and Canales ottered to surren der il the .Liberal Government would pay the merchants who have been supportin'? him in his illegal and infamous acts. This Escobado would not do.” A later telegram from Gen. Sheri*!an says: “I hope he has not made the blunder. There is no doubt in my mind but that Gen. Sedgwick lias had some influence brought to bear upon him. Gen. Sedgwick went o> er to Matamoras and took breakfast witli the merchants on the morning he wrote the letter, which I enclose to you. Escobado was about to take the place by assault, and wasf tblc to do it, when Sedgwick apparently adopted his course to prevent it, and save the merchants. The whole affair, should it take place, will not complicate things. Secretary Stanton replies that Sedg wick’s action is disapproved and orders him to be placed under arrest. Gen. Sheridan asks leave to go over and settle the troubles, on De cember 1st. Election ot a New Presideift ol the Senate. The Mexican Question. PROTEST FROM SANTA ANNA. New York, Deo. 19. A Washington special says the question of electing a Vice-President iu place of Senator Foster, whose term ol (.nice expires on the 4th ol March next, will be brought up in caucus in a few days, the general opinion being that in case of the death of Mr. Johnson he (Foster) could not hold the office of President beyond the time he w:i; elected Senator. Some parts of Mexico being still blockaded by France, the question has arisen whether a United States man-of-war can land General Sherman and Minister Campbell. It is assert ed that the probabilities are that the vessel will remain in Mexican waters until advices reach there from our own and tbs French govern ment. Our government has received a communica tion from Santa Anna in relation to Mexican affairs. The full tenor of the letter has not y'. t transpired publicly, but it is known that Santa Anna protests against the contemplated action of the Administration so far as the latter pro poses protection to the de facto government of Mexico as against Santa Anna, Ortega or oth er Mexicans, who may choose to contest the authority of Juarez. It has also come out here that Santa Anna has planned and contem plates an expedition into Mexico, with the view of establishing a government in the Republic according to his peculiar opinions and inter ests. iiOUTU AMERICA. tt rubl.. fi-tliiig iu t'hili-B.I.rral Fire Rl * Siauliuuo--Quiet iu Peru. New York. Dec. 10. Panama dates to the lid are received per Rising Star. There was much talk in Chili of making war on Spain. The Allied squadron was still at Valparaiso preparing to go to ecu. It is be lieved that tho destination of the licet is Ma nilla, there if possible to intercept some of the Spanish fleet that put iu for repairs alter the defeat ol Callao. The recent sittings of the extra session of Congress in Chili terminated in the ccteat of the opponents to the Government. A disastrous fire had occurred in Santiago, Chili, on the Al of Uetober. The market place with all its stalls, etc., was destroyed. The amount of property destroyed was very large, and the losses fall chiefly upon poor trading people. Co!. Dolton and other expatriated persons bad taken up their residence in Santiago. The "Cyclone,” which was reported to liavo been captured by the Spaniards, arrived at Valparaiso on tile 5th of November. A slight shock of an earthquake was felt at Valparaiso on the night of the 8th of Novem ber, but caused no damage. There is little news of interest from Peru. The Dictator, Prado, seems to be conducting affairs iu that Republic with great ability. The five Republics of Central America are at peace, consequently there is no news. Municipal Elections. Boston, Dec. 10. The vote ill Boston for Mayor, foots up 0714 for Norcross, (llep.,) and 4888 for Dr. Nor cross, (opposition). The Republicans claim the full Board of Aldermen, though, in a few instances the vote is very close and may re quire r iiicial count. A large majority of the Council and city officers elect are Republican. In Lowell, the Republican ticket for city of ficers is elected by about 800 majority. Geo. F. Richardson is Mayor elect. i.yillT it as re-elected Roland C. Usher, Mayor, over IV. A. Brown by 831 majority. Both gen tlemen are Republicans. In Koxbury Mayor Lewis was re-elected with little opposition. • Worcester, Dec. 10. In the city election to-day Hon. James B. Blake, Republican, was re-elected without op position. The Board of Aldermen is Republi can by 88a luajorit , Total vote, 1723; a very light vote. The Common Council stands 18 Republicans to 6 Citizens. New Haven, Ct., Dec. 10. The election for town officers in the town ol Milford to day, resulted in a Democratic ma jority dl 80. Newborytort, Dec. 10. Colonel Eben F. Stone was elected Mayor of this city to-day. MEXICO. Improving I'rosjtects of the Liberal Cause. New York, Dec. 10. A Brownsville special says the joint forces finder Escobedo and Canales numbers about 4,000 men, and will move through Monterey', gathering reinforcements, and march on San Luis Potosi, Durango and Zacatecas. The concentrative action by the Liberals through out the country now promises thespeedy deliv erance of Mexico. Gen. Sherman, upon the recovery of two-thirds of the States, will probably urge the meeting of the Republican Congress. Ilenvy Kobliery. New York, Dec. 10. The Royal Iusurance Company’s office, 20 Wall street, wag robbed this morning of Gov ernment bonds to the value of §100,000. Two well dressed young men came into the office for thi‘ purpose, they said, of getting insurance on one of their lives. They went into the cor ner room whore Mr. McDonald, the Agent was, and one of them engaged him in conversation on the subject of the proposed life insurance, \ while the other, it is supposed, entered the vault I in the adjoining room, and took tromitatin box containing the Government bonds and oth er securities, which were brought from the bank this morning for use in the office. A descrip tion of the stolen gecurities will be advertised. — .YIa«rcllaurous Dispatches. Boston, Dec. 10. Arrived ateamer Cleopatra, from New Or leans, with 1100 bales of cotton and GOO barrels flour. New York, Dec. 10. The steamship Brittania, from Glasgow Nov. 3d, has arrived. On the 14th she took a heavy gale from the north-east, and on the 15th, the gale continuing, carried away her rudder head and outer stern post and lost her screw. The same day the gale moderated,{ a .jury rudder was rigged, and she has been un der canvass ever since, with moderate weath er. On the 0til inst., when eighty miles from Sandy Hook, was taken in tow by the Iowa, aud brought into port. A11 hands on board are well. They have been on short allowance of provisions aud water. She has been three weeks and two days since passing Cape Kaee. Arrival of Part of ITIaxiitiiliaii’s Staff at • New York. New York, Dec. 10. Several notabilities, accredited or at tat lied to the late government of Prince Maximilian, ar rived here yesterday by the steamer Manhat tan from \ era Cruz. Among them were the British Minister, Mr. L. Cazlctt, and his staff, on their way back to England. XXXIX oONGBE3S~*EOOND SESSION. SENATE. Washington, Dec. 10. Mr. Wade reported from the Committee on Territories the bill to admit Nebraska, and in troduced a bill to admit Colorado, which latter was referred to the Committee on Territories. Mr. Edmunds, from the Joint Committee on Retrenchment, reported with amendments, the bill introduced by Mr. Williams on the flint day of the session, in regard to the tenure of offices. It prohibits removals without the consent of the Senate. Mr. Edmunds gave notice that he should call up this bill on Thursday. The bill to regulate elective franchise in the District of Columbia was taken up on motion of Mr. Morrill. Mr. Trumbull previously tried, and failed, to call up the bill to repeal the amnesty power of the President. Mr. Poland presented a memorial of the Wool Growers* Convention of Vermont, urging the protection of their interests. Referred. * Mr. Ramsey offered a resolution that tlue Committee on Public Lauds inquire into the expediency of making agricultural and me chanical college land scrip receivable is pay ment for pre-emptions. Adopted. Mr. Chandler introduced a resolution pro viding for the better security of the lives ol passengers on board steam vessels. Referred. Mr. Howes presented a bill providing that a person imprisoned for offences against the Unit ed States shall have the benefit of the laws of the State in which he is imprisoned. Referred to Judiciary Committee. Mr. Brown offered the followiug resolution, which was agreed to: Resolved, That the Commiteee on Post Offices and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency ol authorizing the Post Office Department to construct and operate telegraph lines along the f rincipal mail points, or such as it may deem necessary, or to coutract with lines already established, if that be deemed more ad visable, for the use and control of such lin^s; and in connection with the postal business to establish offices at such points as may be deter mined upon, open at all hours to the public and press, for a sale and speedy transmission.of dis patches under proper regulations, and at a fix ed minimum rate, the committee to report by bill or otherwise. Mr. irumbtill moved to take up tlie bill re pealing that part of the confiscation act con ferring power on the President to grant par dons. The motion was lost. The bill to fix the franchise in the District of Columbia was taken up. It provides that all males, except paupers and wards, are entitled to vote, and for punishing persons who defeat these provisions. The committee in the District of Colombia recommend as a substitute, a hill excepting all who bail left to aid in the rebellion, and pro vides for tlie registration of voters. Mr. Morrill explained that it made Bo dis tinction of color, and defended the Senate from the attacks of the press. Mr. Wiley remarked that it was rather hard to disfranchise the District rebels who had no voice in national affairs hut ought to have in municipal. He moved an amendment striking out the clause disfranchising those who could not read and write. The amendment was divided, when Mr. Wil son appealed to the Senate to allow those who hod fought ill the army and who owned prop erty or belonged to a Christian church, to vote. Poor men needed the protection of the ballot Mr. Anthony moved to amend so*as io ex clude aiders of the rebellion. Mr. Cowan asked who was to determine the existence of the disqualification. The people of the Di. trict were not guilty until tried. Mr. Anthony replied that there was a way of establishing the first provided for. The question was then put on Mr. Anthony’s amendment, and it was adopted, . The question was then taken on Mr. Willey’s proposition, the first section having been strick en out by yeas 41, nays 1, and tlie Senate re fused to adopt it. The question then came up on the substitu tion of the Committee’s for the original bill. Mr. Cowan moved to amend the first ejection, second lino, of the substitute, by striking out tlie word "male” before person. He said this was inevitable. It could not be resisted when demanded, as it would lie, by fifteen millions of American women, and granted to negroes. He demanded the yeai and nays. The Senate at .150 o’clock, oii motion of Mr. Anthony, adjourned. HOUSE. Under the call of States for hills, the follow ing were introduced and referred: Jly Wood,of New York, to'guarantee certain States that have been in rebellion a republican form of gov ernment; by Mr. Darling, granting right to land a sub-marine cable of the Amerieun At lantic Telegraph Company; by Mr. Rogers, to repeal the neutrality laws; by Mr. Bingham, to declare valid and conclusive certain proclama tions of the President, anil acts in pursuance thereof. The following resolutions were offered and adopted: By Mr. Rollins, instructing the Committee on Naval Affairs to report a ltill making the heads of tlie mechanical departments at tlie various navy yards subject to tlie approval of the Senate; by Mr. Eliot, directing the Secre tary of War to communicate information in reference Lo the Norfolk riot, April 10th, 18fifi, and to tlie imprisonment in Georgia, of Rev. Win. Fincher, a Missionary to the lrecdmen; by Mr. Perham, calling for information as to pensioners in tbe rebel States; by Mr. Alley, calling for information as to the mis manage ment of the Brazilian Steamship Line; by Mr. Rico, of Maine, directing the Committee on Commerce to report legislation for the better security of passengers in United States vessels; liy Mr. Hart, calling on the President for infer uniuuii « w an paruons granted nynim; ny Mr. Broomall, instructing tlie Committee on Ways and Means to inquire into the expedien cy of abolishing the 5 per cent, internal reve nue tax on manufactures and products of me chanical skill; by Air. Kelly, declaring the prop osition that the war debt of the country should not he extinguished by the generation that contracted it, is not sanctioned by sound prin ciples of economy, and docs not meet the ap proval of the House; referred to Committee on Ways and Means. By Air. Spaulding, directing tlie Reconstruction Committee to inquire into the expediency ot preparing a joyit resolution declaratory of the purpose of Congress to ad mit the rebellious States on the ratification bv them of the Constitutional amendment, and the establishment of a republican form of gov ernment, which was adopted. Air. Boss offered a resolution instructing tlie Committee on Banking to inquire into the ex pediency of withdrawing the national currency and substituting greenbacks. Laid on the ta ble by a vote of Ho to 5!*. Air. llanling, of Illinois, offered a resolution instructing the some committee to report a bill prohibiting any diminution of the national tenders and currency, and to discourage issues of hank hills under National and State laws. Laid on tlie table, 94 to 00. The select committees are announced as fol lows: On New Orleans riots, Messrs. Elliot, Shellabarger and Campbell; on the murder of United States soldiers in South Carolina, Messrs. Bike, Farnsworth and Cooper; on I Southern railroads, Messrs. Maynard, McClung, ! Alercer, Wushburne, of Indiana, and Chandler; on Internal Revenue frauds, Afessrs. Darling, Beaman, Eggleston, Meyers and Trimble. The House took up the bill to fix the time tor the regular meeting of Congress, which was passed—127 to 30. On motion of Air. Hale the Judiciary Com mittee were instructed to inquire whether any breach of privilege has been committed in the arrest and imprisonment of Air. Culver, mem ber of Congress from Pennsylvania. The hill to provido for the payment of pen sions came up and passed. On motion of Mr. Bromeley the Committee on Commerce was instructed to inquire wheth er any freight vessels were engaged in the coastwise trade contrary to law. On motion of Air. Walker the Committee on Ways and Alcana was instructed to Inquire in to the expediency of reducing to 2 per cent, the taxon the manufacture of harnesses,saddles, tin ware, lumber wagons and carriages. Mr. Buekland moved that the Alilitarv Com mittee inquire into tlie expediency of passing a law for the relief of soldiers who have acci deutly lost their discharges. Agreed to. Air. Julian moved that the Committee on In valid Pensions inquire iuto the expediency of allowing p n-ioners to receive the amount of their pensions from the date of their discharges. Air. Aloiillou moved the Judiciary Commit tee inquire into the expediency and constitu tionality of repealing.the law to pay owners of slaves for tho loss thereof. Agreed to. The Standing Committee on Freedmen’s Af fairs was announced as follows: Messrs. Elliot, Orth, Riughain, Taylor, ot New York, Swan, Grinncil, Paine and Marshall. The President sent in a message in answer to the resolutions of inquiry in regard to the oc cupation of Mexico by United States troops, and the arrest of John H. Surratt. Referred. Air. Ancona moved that the Alilitary Com mittee inquire into the expediency of appoint ing men who had served meritoriouslv, to com missions ill the army, and enlarging the peace establishment for that purpose. The House went into Committee of the Whole on tlie President’s message, when Mr. Blaine made a speech on national politics. Tlie committee lose and tlie House at 3.05 o’clock adjourned. Destructive Fire at Wiaaaski, Verniaut— UliA.MM. Burlington, Vt., Dee. 9. The extensive dye house of the Burlington Woolen Company at Winooski was totally des troyed by fire this morning. The dye house contained a large quantity of wool, and though fully insured the loss is estimated at $00,000.— Some'slight casualties occurred by the falling of the dye house. These mills, which are among the largest in New England, and em ploye,l about 800 hands, wHl necessarily he obliged to suspend operations for a few weeks, in order to repair machinery. The origin ot the fire is supposed to be accidental. ———■ ■ ' —■7. POliTLAND New Ad t eiti««nnul» To ENTERTAIXMENT COLUMN. 1 Irphauw' Fair at Bath. Levee at Stoveus Plains. NEW ADVERTISEMENT . OLUMN U. 8. Marshal's Sale. Sleighs.. J. M. Kimball A Co. New Store—C. F. Thrasher A Co. Re-opened— Fulton Fish Market. Copartnership—c. F. T hrasher ft Co. Auction Sale—Henry Bailey A Co. Lost—Wallet. U. 8. Marshal s Notice. Montreal Ocean Steamship Co Executor’s Notice. Poultry, Ac.—Cooper A Morse. Cape Elisabeth Steam Corry Lost—Bracelet. Rice—Churchill, Browns A Manson. Notice—G. K. Jewett. Watch Lost. Wanted—Salesman. Steamboat Notice—Ladv Lang. Lost—Pocket Book. Copartnership Notice. New Oyster House—Hay A Perry. Seizure of Goods—Israel Washburn, Jr. THU COURT*. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT. BEFORE JUDGE FOX. Nobuxincsi was transacted yrsterday. This morn ing ,he argu men swill eomo off In the case of Hen ry L. Fearing A aN. t Ilenry C. Cheeseman A al— Messrs. Howard A Cleaves for libellants, and tilessrs. Evans A Putuam lor respondents. SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. CRIMINAL TERM.-TAPLEY J, PRESIDING. MONDAT.-In the esse of state y Michael Flaher ty, for larceny .if goods from the store ot Messrs. Da vis and Baxter, at the time of the great flro, the Jury reported that they could not agree upon a verdict.— Flaherty was discharged upon hia own recognisance for hU appearance at the next term of the Court. Thomas Armstrong was tried on sn indictment charging him with receiving twelve Iron bars, know ing the same to have been stolen. The bars are Iks ones stolen from the burial lot of the late Judge Pot ter, In the Eastern Cemetery by three boys, who have pleaded guilty to the larceny. The evidence in the case wag put In. and Mr. Put nam made the argument tor tha accused. He was followed by County Attorney Webb tor the Btata.— At the conclusion of the argument of Mr. W'eLb, the Court arljourned to ten o'clock Tuesday morning, at which time Judge Taplcy will give the csso to the Jury. Sunday Temperance Meetings — Tte first ot a series of public Sunday evening Temper ance meetings, inaugurated by the temperance organizations of this city, was held on la»t 8un day evening in Temperance Hall, Congress street. All tbe seats were occupied and many stood during the evening. The meetihg was called to order by the chairman of the commit tee of arrangements, Mr. A. J. Chase, wko read the rules adopted by the committee for the gov ernment of the meetings, to secure a premier ob servance of the subject and Sabbath evening. Prayer was ottered by Cyrus Stui Levant, Est], Alter stating the general object of the meeting to be the awakening of the public minds to the imp .rtance of temperance labor the chairman called upon Mr. Sturdevant and the Hon. Charles Holden to address the meet ing. Both responded briefly a oil to tbe point. Mr. Gerald, of Massachusetts was then intro duced, who spoke for nearly an hour. So long, as the speaker confined himself to a simple re lation of his experience, his speech was touch iugly eloquent, but when he undertook to dis cuss the scientific beariugs of the question, he appeared to be beyond his depth, and failed to instruct or interest his audience. The exercises were interspersed with appro priate music, and at 9 o'clock the meeting ad journed. The chairman announced that it was hoped that the next meeting would be address ed by 8. T. Cobb, Esq., ot Boston, upoh ‘ Pa rental Influence.” F * Fatal Accident.-Mr. Ch-laDdo Libby a joiner, residing on Winter street, left his hoii-e after dinner yesterday for the purpose oJ doing *"me slight work in the High street Cihurcb. Not returning home at tea time, and long alter Ins wife became alarmed and sent to Air, Fes so mien, Sexton of the Church, for information respecting her husband. Mr. F., who had let Mr. Libby have the keys of the Church, went there and found the door locked. He ejected an entrance to the edifice by another way, and on lighting the gas, discovered the body of Mr Libby in front of the altar, lifeless. How l„rm he had been dead no one can toll. It is supposed that Mr. Lihby was in the attic ot the church doing some repairs, and that lie accidentally foil through the sky-light over the pulpit striking one of the la.ge and heavy arm chairs in the altar, which was smashed to pieces. His death must have been instantaneous Cor oner Gould was called, after the body was found, bnt he deemed an inqneat unnecessary. Mr. Libby was a worthy man, about 3S years ol age. He leaves a wife to mourn his sudden death. Note from Mr. Sidney. VIo _ . . December 10,1806. M*. Editor:—A statement appeared in vour ?“ thp,n>or?ln« of «heabove inst.stat 1 r that 1 purchased some coats of a number te “do * foil valuT50"9 8 °WD’*,r ?hich' • _ John Sidney. Our iuformatinn was derived from the police officers. Upon inquiry there yesterday the of ficers statcil that the boys arrested for hirceuy of cats took them to Mr. Sidney’s shop and said that was the place where they sold them and stated the price paid lor them. If Mr. Sid ney has any difficulty to settle, it must be with the police officers. Relief for Vessels.. - The 8tar states that the Treasury Department has ordered the revenue steamer Mahoning, Capt. Webster, to cruise constantly during the winter for the puriiose of rendering assistance to vessels on or approaching the coast. The cruising ground is from Owl’s Head to Cape Ann. Oapt W. is directed to carry stores, provisions and clothing and other supplies to be need in case of need. Stores and supplies tern;shad by the underwriter*, will be taken charge ot by the vessel and distributed. In view ot this order from the Department, it is suggested that some arrangement be made by our merchants or or underwriters to furtish and pnt on board such supplies a* is indicated. i Fair Fund. — We are requested to state, that another instalment of this fund will be be paid, on application to Geo. F. Emery, No. 8 C lapjis Block, on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 22d, at 3 o clock, to the lbUowiog persons who were resident in the city, April 23.1, 1866, (adopting the principles of the Pension laws.) viz.: Widows of soldiers and seamen who lost their lives in the service. Guardians of orphan children under sixteen years of age, of such soldiers and seamen. Dep indent mothers of such soldiers aud seamen who left no widow or child. Peterson’s Magazine for January, 1867 is the first of the monthlies oat, and It is a splen did number. It can be had of C. R. Chisholm & Brother at 367 Congress street, and at tbe Grand Trunk depot Also at the bookstore of Messrs. Short and LoTing, corner of Free and Centre streets, and at the periodical depot of Messrs. Fessenden Brothers, Lancaster Hall. New Oyster Hons*.—Mesars. Hayes ft Perry have erected and opened a neat and convenient oyster house on Federal street, near the old wood stand, and have engaged 'Hatch to take eliarge of the cooking depart ment. No one knows better than Hatch how oysters shonld be cooked. New Firm, New Store and New Goods.— Attention is called to the advertisement of Measrs. C. F. Thrasher ft Co., who are juat op ening an entire new (took of goods, purchased at tbe reduced rates, and offered on reasonable terms. The friends of ex-Ocean 4, will beaifn mind that their third AHgemhly takes place this ev ening. I 8Dce "OS to tf ' ory to then, w f. fnu"‘ lave ^ HaJI sstjfr ■ ^fed aod ^r at is-a,J toe • ,Me ^J22LobH^ to Sr we">«- ,U ^d,Dff Place,, tk tout themsei. " *"*» our own ,rf »i»8inR, which was . ^ *r. Stores., Mis- nurnliara, Mrs. Ellis. and Sir. Burnham, was of a high ora.. ~„r ‘.?y piece elicited enthusiastic applause. Ae. ^ Concert was over the settees w.vre cleared from the hall and as many as could be accommoda ted, amused themselves with dancing to the Splendid music furnished bv Chandlers Bawl P. Y. if. C. A. Lectpbes.—Kev. Dr. btocle liridge will deliver the third lecture of tie, course before the Portland Young Men’s Chi ie. tian Association, at Central Church, on Wednesday evening. His subject, “A Week in Athens,” will, undoubtedly, prove very in teresting, as lie will speak of what came under liis observation while in that place. Tickets can be secured at places named in the. advertise ment. Back Again.—The thousands who have pur chased fish at the Fnlton Market, on Federal Street, which was destroyed by the great Are, will be glad to see the announcement of Hop kin* that he is back again at the old place, a larger and more commodiou*store having been erected, where he will keep supplied with all kinds of fresh flab. This mornning he opens hia establishment, and will display some very fine halibut. Portland Typographical Union.—At the annual meeting, on Saturday evening, the fol lowing officers were chosen for the ensuing year: 8. C. 8trout, President; A. M. Kimball and T. J. Borges*, Vice Presidents; Isaac Cobb, Treasurer; C. H. Ford, Corresponding Secre tary; \V. H. Cushing, Recording Secretary; C. W. Bean, Sergeant-at-Arms; Charles Doug lass, B. F. Nelson and A. M. Starblrd, Stand ing Committee. The officers and teachers of the Allen Mis sion Sunday School acknowledge the reception of fifty Testaments and twelve Bibles, from J. P. Magee, Agent for the Sunday School Union of the M. E. Cnurch, Boston. The above are the more gratefully received from the fact that the Superintendent of the School applied to the Agent of the Maine State Bihle Society for a supply and was reflated Bishop of Maine —Rev. Dr. Neely, Bishop elect of Maine, preached with acceptation to Urge congregations at St. Luke’s Church on Sunday. He is one ot the best readers among the Episcopal clergy. It is expected his con secration to the Bishopric will take place in January, in Trinity Church, New York, and that he will bo offered the rectorship of St. Luke’s Church. In the early settlement of our country the greatest anxiety was, how onr people oould get enough of good wholesome food. Now the manner of living has changed, so that many people really suffer, and enough of every kind around them. Why is this? It is because their food distresses them. Buy one bottle of Main’s Elderberry Wine ainl you will get relief. Then buy a case. deettf Accident.—An elderly man named Dodge, was engaged yestorday in painting the shop of Mr. Peter Wall, on Fore street, when the board ing In front of the building blow out striking and upsetting the ladder on which Mr. Do lge was standing. He was badly cut in the head and was token to his residence. Sale of Real Estate.—Messrs. II. Bai ley & Son sold by auction on Saturday last the block of two dwelling houses, Nos. 18 and 20 Danforth street. No. 18 was sold to Mrs. Pe ter Elder of Gorham for #2175, and No. 20 for #2550, to Capt. Jesse Dyer Notick.—If any one has found a right hand luixt woolen glove, browu lining, between Mechanics’Hall and Tolman place, the finder will oonfur a favor by leaving it at this office, or calling and resolving the left bend glove— as one is not worth much without tbo other. Last Trip.—Stcamor Lady Lang will make . her last trip for the season, to Bsugor, or as fur as the ice will permit, next Friday evening, re turning on Monday next. “Takx time by the fpre-lock” and secure om! of those cheap tieiyht at J. M. Kimball & Co.’s, SOS Congress street, before they are all gone. See advertisement. Ouaroks.—A nice lot of Havana oranges re ceived at L. J. Pcrkiu’s confectionery rbor Morton Bloek. Till STATU. —The Machias Republican says a circular which has been sent to SenatorSpraguc recent ly, setting forth the sdvautages of tho water pow er cf the East Machias river—ita safety from freshet and ice—its large reservoir*, its close proximity to tide water,&c., was duly rcoeiv o*l l>y his agent at Providence, B. I. Geu Sprague is now in Kurope, but his return is soou expeted. —The Whig states that tho number of new students at the Bangor Theological Scminary tbis term is about twenty. The new class will number sixteen. The middle class has receiv ed an addition of foar, and the senior, one. The successor to Prof Harris is not yet deter mined upon. —The Machias Republican says that hay is twenty-five dollars per ton now, against six teen and eighteen dollars last year at this time. —The editor of the Bangor Times has been shown a large web of woolen cloth, which was spun and wove by the mother of Elhanan Oar land, Esq., of Kcnduskeag, now over 80 years of age, The Cloth la finely woven and very strong. —We learn that a little girl by the name of Gilmore, residing at the south-end, neav the rope-walk, was shockingly burnt last evening by the explosion of a kerosene lamp. We did not learn the particulars.—Bath Timet. —According to the Commercial Bulletin that the Winthrop Mills emp'oy ISO hands, and tom out 200 pairs of blaukets and 600 yards of flannel per day. The company also owns a cottou mill, which produces a large quantity ofjeotton warp. The Bulletin says the produc ing capacity of the Dunn Edge Tool Manufac tory at West Waterville fcas been greatly in creased, so that during the coming year the product will embrace 2,000 doien axes, 1,000 grass books and 12,000 scythes. —The Lewiston Journal says it is very sick ly in that section this season. —The Hou’ton Times is eloquent in favor of a railway to that place. It says: The county of Aroostook is nearly, if not quite as large as the State of Massachusetts.— That State has been forced, in a measure to qnit farming and to turn her attention to man ufacturing. Aroostook, if her resources are properly developed, need quit neither the one or tne other. Her soil, water-power and mag nificent forests are unsurpassed. Give her railroad facilities and her capabilities of sup plying wealth and necessary wants ean be in creased to an unlimited extent. Bring us nearer to Boston, Portland and other centres of trade, and emigration and capital will now in. —George Haro matt, e-sq., ourveyor-ucncrai of Lumber, furoishes the Bangor Whig with a statement of the lumber business in Bangor no to this date. The total amouut of long lumber surveyed is 5,094,327,666!—a big pile! The amount of sales for this year is over four millions of dollars. j—. .. —A reconciliation has taken place between the French Emperor and hia cousin Prince Hapoleon, and the Parisian public are now looking for the renomination of the Priuce as President of the Exposition. —Carleton has in press anil will soon issue, “St. Elmo,” a new novel by Miss Augusta Evaus of Mobile, author of “Beulah," and other stories 1 which have an extended popularity,