Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, December 12, 1866, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated December 12, 1866 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY . • jUstabllshfiil June 23, 1862. Vol. 5. PORTLAND, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 12,1866. Eight Dollars per annum, in advance' ill]'. PORTLAND OAILY PRESSC published * vci v ila>, (Sun-in . \ri p1ed,) ai No. 1 Printers’ Evchangc, Commercial Street, Portland, by N. A. Foster. PropF -t.»r. I’mkms: —Fi^ht -i >•••'«' in advance. Tin : M Y 1 > STATE PRESS, is published at I ho anii pl.t*- •• y .T» !’iiurst|ay morning al *2.00 a year, ^variably inndvancu. K.VTEa <•* Ai*\ i uj'!1 Mi>‘ in* li "1 -ps»v,in en ihoi iMiumii, eoiihJitMtos a l M - . man -l..h .1.-1 ^v.A : .5 eeatj per week ab. i; ihi . ein-• iti.ois, loss, *oniinu it • *y.i n b« i da* till i week, o0 eolits. li alt square, thive insertion* or less, <o cents; one v.. . 1. ion: ;-n . - in - i».-r we* k allot. 11](«i,•r head to ••Amusements,” *2.0u per square |iei w eek : i hi *-.' ne - i f ions oi loss, $1.50. * ia i \i. :m*ti«,i:si*1.2o per square tin the first in sefsi-ai, and -5 rents pat square lor each subsequent .uteri ion. Advrvtrf-nient-' inserted in the ‘-Maine State Press” (which lias a U. ^e circulation in every par oi the State Hor $!.oo p. r *qua re Fort first insertion* and 50 cents per >quare lor each subsequent inser tion. KN TERTAINMENTS. FAIR AND LEVEE. Till I..VD1ES or THE First Baptist Society will hold a Fair and Levee on Wednesday and Thursday liven’ffs, IIECF.nBRB 1!»lh 4 A I> 'iBlk, -AT - I. I N C O L TS UALL, C.ujjrm Slreel, Munjoy. . The La Hew liave*»|.ont muck time in ihe man utacture of articles, useful and ornamental, which will bo m. rod f.»r sale. A large amount of Ev ergiili:na and Wreaths have been donated, and will be forjule. The tables will »»e abuutliustly sup plied with etar> dcanpptibn oi ivi'reshinetnta. ,1 mission 33 Cent's. December 12. dlw ^ ORPHANS’ FAIR !~ Tlir Orphans' Home Association O 1' BATH Will hold a Fair for the benefit of the Home recently established in tide city, at the O I T Y HALL, —ON THE— lltk, i3th anil 13ib of this Mouth* The Fair will he opened TUESDAY EVENING by an address by GEN. (H \>I BEK I AIN ! It will also be open to visitors on the afternoon and evening of Wednesday ami Thursday. Arrangements have bet»fi made with the Portland & Kennebec and Androscoggin Railroads, whereby passengers who attend the Fair cau pass over the roads at hall fare rales from Dec. 10th to the 14th in clusive. Per order of the Committee of Arrangements. Bath, Dec, 10, 1 Hid. deelld3t Levee at Stevens9 Plains. The I.uiticM of the Universalist Sewing Circle! U7ILL bold a Levee in the vestry of the new < luireh on Stevens' Plains, Dee. 10th. Arti cle (or sale. iUovenbmt ms, &c., will be dispensed. A silver cup w ill be awarded lor the best conundrum; a wooden spoon for the poorest. A pleasant time is ex pee cd. fli • object is to iurnisli the church which is being completed. . <'ontrinotions to Fancy or Refreshment Tables, Fish Pond or any department will be gratefully re ceived. A corumitie w ill lie in waiting at the church on Wednesday the 19th. dcclll.d ‘ _ig P. Y. »f. < . A. COURSE LECTURES THIRD I.KCTI7BK BIT Rev. l>r. STOCK BRIDGE, Wednesday Evening, Dec. 13th, In the CENTRAL CHURCH. Subjectr-“A Week in Athens." Music previous to the Lecture. Evening Tickets, 25 cento, to be bad at Packard’s, Short & Loring’s, Carter & Dresser’s and at the door. Doors open at r.oclure at 7j o’clock. decl0d3t Theatre, - Deering Hall. ilitlxvril A iti owiir, & Managers. <t. *:. Wilson, - Hinge Manager. EIf 4* AOEMENT FOR li NIOHT8 OMDY with the eminent American Tragedian fir. Joseph Proctor, who will h#ve the honor of appearing on IVI out lay Eveniug, Dec. 10th, and every Evening during the week in choice selec tion of his most crlclrrated plays including NTC’KOFTlfE WOOBN, JACK FADE* OETA FANE MET, AMBITION, Vflir.INICN, PiZARRO, Ac., Ac. jfg^Full particulars in bills of the day. deciOclBa i (i If IV II Ihompiiaile Concert! Tin* Dili Maine Geg’t Association WILL GIVE A Promenade Ooncert —AT— 31ECHANICS’ HALL, —ON— Thursday livening, Dec. 13, 1866, Lite Fourth Anniversary of the KiTTIiV: OP FiiEUFRICK^BlBO, Complimentary to the FOREST CITY BAND! MAI AGERS: C*J. Tiros. A. Roberts, Col. c. 1’. Mattocks, Col. Chaa. 1;. Merrill, Col. Win. Hobson, Mr.j, Ed wifi E. iloncrbtan.Major W. II. Green, Surgeon H. E. K. Wiggin, Surgeon N. A. Heraoin, At.i. Surg. .N. ii. Coleman, Ast. Surg. Jaa. G. Sturgis, Adjt. C. NV. Roberts, Adjfc. P. S. Bootliby, Adjt. Gen. A. Parker. Qmirtermh O.'sialilifcunck, Capt. A. Goldermau, Capt. J. A. Perry, Capt. S. S. Richards, Capt. J. C. Perry, Capt. 1. S. Faimce, Capt. G. W. Vcriill, Capt. O. C. Cole, Capt. U. W. Briggs, Capt. G. B. Dunn, Capt. G. F. Sparrow, Capt. Edwin 1. McirilE capt. Edward Moore, Capt. G. C. Pratt, Capfc. Geo. A. Whidden, Capt. E. H. die, Eicnt. D. J. Chandler, Lieut. Tl.o . W. Lord, Lieut. S. W. Burnham, Lieut. Edwin Emery, Lieut. C. G. Holyoke, Lieut. O. W., Lieut. J. M.. llall, Lieut, das. M. Webb, Lieut. »E M. Ballard, Lieut. F. A. Sawyer, Eicut. T. J. Snowman, Lieut. 11. E. B irtels, Lieut. Newton Whitten. Lieut. It. B. Cummings, FLOOR MANAGERS. Col. T. A. Roberta, Col. C. P. Mattocks, Col. Win. Hobson Capt. A. Goldcrman, Capt. J. A. Perry, Lieut. O. W. Burnham. Lieut. J. M. Salford, Officers and Soldiers who served during ti e recent rebellion are invited to attend in uniform and with the distinctive badges of their Bivisions or Corps. Dancing at 9 O’clock. Tickets admitting Gentleman and Lady. $1.00; for sale at Paine's Music Store, Geyet*n, 13 Free street, and by the Committee of Arrangements. COL. T. A. ROBERTS, CAPT. J. A. PERRY, MA TOK K. D. IIOUGUTON. decSdtd. The Old Stand Ile-Opened ! FULTON FISH MARKET I TlfEOPIIILITS HOPKINS, DEALER IN Fresh, Sail anil Smoked Fish —a::d— r. o b s rr E R N of every deaqriptio*i, at the old Stand, NO. IIO FEDERAL STREET, PORTLAND, Itl K. , FEW BOORS BELOW MIDDLE STREET. ff Good*-willbe delivered, vhen desired, during the morning. * deeltulm SLEIGHS, SLEIGHS, SLEIGHS. mill: best and cheapest assortment of Sleighs ft* J New 1 upland, cqn ho found at the Manuinctory of J. »/. HI MU ALL <f CO., 802 I'ougi'ess Street. ,;U Sleighs at prices to suit all customers. Good business Sleighs at the low price of §50,00 to §75.00 Good Sleighs, trimmed all through, from §75,00 to §100,00. Also Light Trotting Sleighs of splendid make and finish. Hour, six nud nine passenger sleighs. S4r~Any one devirniu* nt getting a good Sleigh at L« »W figure, will do well to give us a call. Dec II—d2w Fresh Heat Carolina 11 ice. 4 TILiiCLS Choice Carolina Ei« e, just received «w * 9 and tv alo hy Clll IU HILL, BMiOHW'S A 9IA.NMON, Doc 11—il I >v 270 Commercial St. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. KCTUBN of the .tlunufmlurcn.’ In.ur "nM 4'ompnity *f Bnln, u Ike Plnl »f Naveiakrr, I SHU. State the name of the Com pany? Manulhcturers' ln surance Co., Where located? Boston, Wild, incorporated? Feb. 23,1*22, Amount of capital? $100,000 00 Amount of capital actually paid in? 100,000 00 Number of shares, and par value of each? 1000 100 Amount of Are risks out standing? 10,213,82* 00 Amount of marine risks outstanding? 11,200,712 00 Total amount of outstand ing risks? 21,441,51100 Amount of United States stock or treasury notes owned by the Company? State amount of each kind and par value and market Par Mar’t value of each. Value, Valne, Bonds of 1881, 100,000 110,000 “ “ 1884,5-20s, 55,000 58 000 ' “ “ 7 3-10s, 26,000 25,000 -—- 1*3,000 00 Amount ot bank stocks? State amount of each kind and par value and market value of each. 60 shares Third National Bank, Springtield, Mass.. 100 100 5,00o 00 uo shares N. Eng. Notional Bank, Boston, 100 115 5,9*2 75 1000 shores National City Bank, Boston, 100 107 81,495 37 550 shares Shoe & Leather National Bank, Boston, 100 130 54,0*5 32 500shares ShawinntMB tional Bank, Boston, 100 110 41,108 00 20 shares Market Nation al Bank, Boston, 100 105 132 07 107 shares State National Bank, Boston, 100 107 11.8G8 37 ids snares rsagie national Bank, Boston, 100 no U.482 22 100 shares Bay State Na tlonal Bank, Lawrence, 75 75 7,500 00 160 shares Railroad Na tional Bank, Lowell, 100 105 13.002 00 300 shares Second Nation al Bank, Boston, 100 140 28,137 50 Amount of railroad bonds? State amount of each kind rad par value rad market value of each. 102.000 Cheshire railroad bonds, 100 80 87,763 67 50.000 National and Dock Warehouse Co., 1000 1000 50,000 00 Cash value of real estate owned by the Company? 29,906 47 Amount of cash on nand? inclu’g loans and advances ■ on losses not adjusted, 58,723 00 Amount loaned on mortgage of real estate? 41,500 00 Amount loaned on collateral? 81,800 00 l Amount loaned without col lateral? endorsed notes, 24,352 00 Amount of all other invest ments? 13,000 00 Amount of premium notes on risks terminated? 8,697 50 Amount of losses duo and unpaid? nono. Amount of losses claimed and unpaid? none. Amount ot losses reported, “Upott which the liability ot the Company is not de termined? 127,000 00 Amount of cash recei ved for premiums on fire risks? 99,599 00 Amount of cash received for premiums on marine risks? 30,476 31 Amount of notes received lor premiums on marine risks? 195,858 63 Amount of cash received for interest? 82,351 24 Amount of income received from all other sources? , I!™*’ — _ . ‘ 6,369 67 Amount of ttte losses paid last year? 366,950 22 Amount of marine losses paid last year? 392.051 30 Amount of dividends paid the last year? 80,000 00 Amount paid for expenses of ottice? 26,592 12 Amount of other expendi tures? State and U. States . TaIes> 30,375 21 Amount received in cash for tire risks not terminated? 112,G28 10 Amount required to re-in suro all outstanding risks? from 75 to SO per cent ot premium, Amount of premium notes ' on risks not terminated ? 128,401 77 Amount of delinquent notes not charged to profit and loss? 251 00 Highest rate of interest re ceived? 7 3.70s How many shares of capital stock are pledged to the Company? none. Balance to credit of profit and loss account? 173.452 53 How many shares of the capital stock are"owned by Company, or not sub scribed for? • none. What amount of the capital consists of the stockhold ers’ notes? nothing. . „ SAMUEL GOOLD, President. JAS. J. GOODRICH, Secretary. COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. Suffolk, hs. Personally appear od Samuel Goold, President, and Jas. J. Goodrich, Secretary of the above Company, anti severally made oath that the above statement, by them subscribed, is, in their belief, true. Before me, EDWARD STEARNS, Justice of the Peace. The above statement of the Manufacturers’ In surance Company exhibits its condition after pay ing a larger amount of losses by the late fire than those of any other Company. These losses were all paid immediately and without giving the insured anv troublo in the matter of proof or otherwise. This Company so well known for its ability and promptitude is now prepared to take risks against Fire on all insurable property at lair rates or pre mium. Apply to natwl f. Peering, agent, , No. 19 EYee Street, Portland. decl2cod3w MEIN’S Under-Shirts J ANl) DRAWERS, In English, Scotch and American. Charles Custis & Co. Morton Block, CONGRESS STREET. decl2d3t » Marked Down. VICKERY A HAWLEY, No. 81 Free Street, Having made new additions to their already exten sive Stock of DRY GOODS WOOLENS ! Together with a general assortment of Domestics, have marked them down to correspond with the present state of the market, and axe now prepared to give customers as good Bargains as can be found in this city {r. * All wishing to buy good goods at low prices, are respectfully invited to call and examine our stock and prices before purchasing elsewhere, ae we are confident that our prices wiu please. Viclcery & Hawley, dccl2d2w 31 Free fitted. Ocean Insurance Company. Annual Meeting. THE Stockholders of the Ocean Insurance A Company, are hereby notllied to meet at the Office ol said Company, on' Monday the 7th day of January, A. D. 1867, at 3 o'clock P. lor the pur pose of choosing Seven Directors for the ensuing J ear and for the transaction of any other business which may then he legally acted upon. UiiO. A. WRIGHT, Sec'y. Portland, Dec. II, 1S0C,dec 12 dtd Goods for Sale ! And Store to Let l A SMALL Stock of Groceries, and fixtures of the store on the Canter ef Wilniot and Cumberland NIs,, One of the best locations in this city. For terms, Ac, apply at the premises. __ _decl2dlw* PAINTS AND OIL CHEAP Just received in bond, and for tale DUTY FREE, lor use on the burnt district, strictly Pare Eagluh Lead and Oil ! Kebuilders will eltect a great eaving by purchasing in this way. Every description of PAINT STOCK at the lowest rates bv J. w. PERKINS * CO., dec!2d3t 80 Commercial street. NEW ADVERTISEM ENTS. Jlist Imported NEW AND VERV BEAUTIFUL STYLES -OF STATIONERY! -AT GETER’S. DRESSING CASES! Tourist Cases, FJLOJfJEHS, BAGS Moss Crosses -ANdI— WREATHS! . ..... . ,, i- ■!-•!£,-v'.1 -“-ri • ; J Portfolios, Chess, -AND Games of AH Kinds, -AT GEYER’S, 13 Free Street. Dec 12—eod2w Men’s Grloves * At 293 Congress St., Morton Block, Charles Castis &, Co. iletU-iMt Valuable Real Estate for Sale at Auction. ON MONDAY, Dec. 17th, at 3 o’clock P. M., a cer tain lot of land, with yio buildings thereon, situ ated on the southeasterly side of Pleasant stree , with front of thirty-seven feet, by n depth of eizhty one feet. One three story dwelling house, containing nineteen rooms, with basement now used for a store. One 1£ story dwelling house containing four rooms I and a cellar. Together with a never failing well of spring water; also wood shed, &c., &c. HENRY BAILEY & SON, decl2dtd Auctioneers. Horses, Sleighs, Harnesses, &c, at Auction. ■4 O SLEIGHS, Harnesses, Horse Blankets, Robes, _L &c., will be sold at auction, at Market square, on SATURDAY, Dec. 15th. at 12 olclock, noon. decl2dtt* E. M. PATTEN & CO., Auction’s. EIHPCOi ltlEIYT wanted by a married man in a store or private iamilv, is a good writer and cipherer and has done iamilv work for several years past iu this city. Please address through Post Office, naming placaot residence to Martin lvaveny, No, 25 Chestnut Street. Good reference given if required. Portland. Dec. 12, 1806. dlw* Lodging Rooms. TWO good tarnished Lodging Rooms may he ha<l by applying to W. H. JElUilS. Real Es tate Agem. Reference g ven and required. dec lZ^llw Arithmetical. We have received the fol lowing solutions to the arithmetical question proposed by Professor Andrews, in the Press of Dec. 5th. FROBLEK. A grocer sells sugar at lfi cents per pound in cash, but in barter he charges 20 cents per pound. At how.much per pound should he sell the same sugar when he takes payment one half in barter? SOLUTION. As he is to receive one half cash and one half in barter, it is evident that the quantity of sugar sold for cash will have the same ratio to the quantity sold in barter, that the barter price has to the cash price that is, 20 :16. To obtain this ratio we divide the pound ot sugar into 36 parts. 20 of these parts, that is 20-36 or 5-9 are sold for cash at 16. cents per pound, which gives 5-9 multiplied by 16 equal to 80-9 equal to 8 8-9. The remaining 16 parts, that is 16-36 or 4-9 are sold in barter at 20 cents per Sound which gives 4-9 multiplied by 20 equals )-9 equal to 18-9. Add the amount received at the two sales together and we have 8 8-9 plus 8 8-9 equal to 17 7-9 price he should receive per pound half cash and half in barter. ANOTHER. 1-16 plus 1-20 equal to 9-80 divided by 2 equal to 9-160. 160 divided by 9 equal to 17 7-9 per pound. 16 cents per pound cash is 1-16 lb for a cent. 20 “ “ “ barter “ 1-20 “ “ 1-16 plus 1-20 equals 9-80 lb for 2 cents half cash and half barter Half of 9-80 equals 9-160 lb for 1 cent half cash and half barter. If .9-160 lb cost 1 cent 160-160 or 1 lb is 17 7-9 cents. The above I think is the true solution if the grocer receives just the same nominal dollars and cents in barter that he does in cash. If he were to receive pay for half his sugar in cash and h df in barter the price would ot course b e 18 cents. SOLUTION B? FROF. ANDREWS. One half of the selling price plus 4-5 of the other half equals 16 cents. And it 9-10 of a number equals 16 cents, thewbole of that num ber equals ten times 1-9 of 16 cents. or 17 7-9 cents, and not 18 cents as many would suppose. The professor sends us the following, on which such as take an interest in these matters can try their skill in “ciphering.” If 9 gentlemen, or 15 ladies can eat 17 apples in five hours, and 15 gentlemen and 16 ladies will eat 47 apples in 12 hours, the apples grow ing uniformly; how many boys can eat 360 ap ples in 60 hours, admitting that 120 boys can eat the same number as 18 gentlemen and 26 ladies? _ What Congress will Do.—The Washing ton correspondent of the New York Times writes: The public does not need assistance to seise the salient points which will receive the atten tion of Congress at the present session. These are already plainly indicated. They may be classed in three features, viz: 1. Restriction of the President’s power of appointment and re moval. 2. Changing the sessions of Congress so as to render them more frequent, and conse quently cover a greater period of time in each term. 3. Official investigation into the con duct of the President since he took the oath of office as Vice President. So much has been positively determined on; and bills or resolu tions to-accomplish these results are already before Congress. FROM EUROPE KBWg B V THE CABLE. , Dublin, Dec. 10.—A large number of Irishmen propose to go to Rome to be enrolled in the Ro man Zouaves, who, it is expected, will shortly number the full strength of 2200 men. London, Dec. 10.—The precautionary meas ures ot the British government have been so well taken that the chances of Fenian success, or even of a serious rising in Ireland, look hopeless. Paris, Dec. 10.—It is again rumored that Monsieur Fould, the eminent French Minister, will soon resign. Serious diffi ulty is apprehended in Rome after the withdrawal of the French troops. If is said preparations are making by the author ities to meet the worst. The departure of the French fleet of war vessels and transports for Vera Cruz is now said to be fixed for next week. The vessels are fully manned and provisioned and are expect ed to reach their destination about the middle of January. Toulon, Dec. 10.—It was supposed that the transports to bring home the French troops from Mexico would sail from Brest, but they are now getting ready in this harbor. There is great activity here. Paris, Dec. 11, Noon—-The evaouation of Rome, which has been in progress for several days past, will be virtually completed to-day. Berlin, De o 11.—King William, of Prussia, has conferred the orde r of the Black Eagle on the King aud Crown Prinee of Denmark. The military budget has been laid before the ' Chambers. LATEST NEWS BY TELEQBAPH TO THE POKTLAWn DAfl.Y PRESS. - Wadussday Morning, December 12,1866 —-——:——— XXXIX OONCHtESS-SEOOND SESSION. SENATE. Washington, Dec. 11. Petitions were introduced and reterred; among them one from New York underwriters tor an appropriation to remove the wreck of the steamer Scotland. Mr. Wade, from the Committee on Territo ries, reported the bill introduced yesterdat for the admission of Colorado The House bill to fix the tune for the meet ing of Congress, was taken up and referred to the Judiciary Committee. Mr. Trumbull moved that the Committee on Military Affairs inquire into the expediency of extending to former volunteer officers now in the regular army the same privileges as other regular officers. Mr. Fessenden, from the Finance Commit tee, reported without amendment the bill to suspend the payment of compensation to own (»jot drafted slaves. Mr. Fessenden said the tariff bill had been referred to the Finance Committee last ses sion, with instructions to report on the second Monday in December. The committee had not yet had time to consider this hill, but would do so at an early day. Five hundred extra copies were rrdered to be printed, and at 12:30 the hill for negro suf frage for this District was taken up, the ques tion being upon the amendment of Mr. Cowan to strike out the word “male’, so as to grant suffrage to both sexes. air. -lumony advocated tnat amendment. Mr. Williams spoke in favor of the bill, and against Mr. Cowan's amendment. Mr. Cowan said he was in earnest In making ■ his amendment. If negroes were tobcenifan chjsed. he was in favor of eniraneUsing wo men also. He read a letter lrom Mr. Wade to Susan B. Anthony, in favor of female suffrage, and insisted that all his Republican friends should support his amendment. Mr. Mornll replied, that while a majority of the House was ladical, it was rational. He would not permit Mr. Cowan to endorse radi calism in order to make it odious. Mr. Wilson spoke strongly and at length in favor of the bill. The right to vote should be limited only by years of discretion, greater lim itation tended to aristocracy. He had no donbt of the right of women to vote, and the time was approaching when it would be ackttot|iedged; but be should vote against the amendment, be ing opposed to Connecting the two questions. He supported negro suffrage as a necessity, and predicted that before March 4,1867, all negroes would be clothed with the right ot suffrage. The debate, which was equally divided be tween negro suffrage and woman’s rights, was continued by Messrs. Johnson, Cowan, Wade and Frelinghuysen, until, on motion of Mr. Doolittle, the Senate adjourned. HOUSE. - Mr. Taylor of Ten nessee was placed on the Committee on the New Orleans Riots. Mr. Ingersoll asked leave to introduce a bil to regulate the sale of coin and bullion by the Secretary of the Treasury, and for reference to the Committee cn Ways and Means. The bill which was read proposes to direct the Secretary to give notice of his intention to sell a certain amount of gold and to advertise tor bids therefore, &c. Mr. Washburne, of Illinois, thought the country had had enough of gold gambling, and objected to the reception of the bill. Mr. Ingersoll declared that the object of'the bill was to prevent gold gambling. Objection being made the bill was not intro duced. Mr. Wilson, of Iowa, from the Judiciary Committee, reported a bill to regulate the duty of the Clerk of the House in organiza tion. It desires the Clerk to place on the roll the names of the members from those States only that arc represented in the preceding ses sion. In case of vacancy or of disability of the Clerk, the duty is to devolve upon the Ser geaut-at-Arms. In case of vacancy or disabil ity of that officer, it is to devolve upon the door keeper. Violation of the directions of the first is to be deemed felony and punished by imprisonment. The bill was passed. Mr. Wilson also reported a bill to prevent the reception or counting of illegal electoral votes in the election of President and Vice President of the United States. It excluded from the next Presidential election all the late rebel States except Tennessee. After some discussion the bill was made a special order for Thursday next. Mr. Lawrence, of Ohio, from samd* commit tee, reported the bill to repeal so much of the law of April 17th, as to prevent the prosecu tion for crime against the United States, after the lapse of three years, so far as treason and capital offenses are concerned. Mr. Stevens spoke against it, and was speak ing when the morning hour expired, and the bill went over until to-morrow. In the course of his remarks on repealing the law of 1790, Mr. Stevens declared there was no peace; the nation is still in a belliger ent condition, and the couqnered are in the power of the conquerors—to be dealt with as captives at d not as criminals. He did not be IJeve the death of Wirz has atoned -for the starvation of 60,000 men. The House bill for the regulation of appoint ments to and removals from office, came up as a special order. Various amendments were offered and the bill discussed at length. The President transmitted reports from the Secretary of War and the Attorney General, referring to the case ol the rebel General Pickett. Ordered to be priuted. Also a communication from the Register of the Treasury, showing the receipts and expen ditures. Ordered to be printed. The bill incorporating the Soldiers’ Home in the District of Columbia, was read and passed. i nt' uiu leguiuuug appointments ana re movals, was taken up and a miscellaneous dis cussion took place. The House finally amend ed the first section so that no officials shall be removable except by impeachment and convic tion, provided that in case of his conduct or disability where the public service will suffer, the President, on recommendation of heads of Departments, may commission another to act until the Senate shall act thereon, and the suspended officer is to be reported aud not al lowed to draw salary. , Hr. Stevens offered an amendment, making any rejected nominee incapable of holding ot fice within one year, unless the disability be removed by two-thirds of the Senate. He de nounced the creatures who had lately crowded into office. Mr. Hale rallied Mr. Stevens, and said this would put it in the power of the President to destroy one officer’s usefulness by nominating him for another office. The amendment was rejected by teas 18, nays 133. The bill lies over, and the House at 3.40 ad journed. Proclamation from Gov. Flclclier of Mis souri. St. Do vis, Dec. 11. Gov. Fletcher has issued the following proc lamation: “A portion of the State of Missou ri is infested with marauders and robbers, who defy the civil authorities and have the sympa thy and aid of such a number of the counties where they have their haunts and have so in timidated or obtained the sympathies of the local authorities, that peaceable and law abid ing citizens arc not secure in their lives and property. Therefore, I, Thomas C. Fletcher, call upon the people of the State to volunteer by companies, as enrolled in the militia, to the number of twenty-four companies of cavalry and ten companies of infantry to be organized, and to proceed, under my orders, as the Chief Executive of the State, to preserve the peace and protect the citizens of the State in their persons and property, and to execute legal pror cess in all violation of the law, and bring them to trial. (Signed,) Thomas C. Fletcher, Governor.” Canadian Affairs. Montreal, Dec. li. All the members of the Executive except D. Arcy McGee, left for Ottawa this morning. They positively assert that the reprieve grant to the Fenians, is not accompanied with any hope for their ultimate pardon, so long as the Fenians menace Canada with another inva sion. Sweetsbury, C. E., Dec. 11. A rumor is in circulation, but I cannot learn that there is any foundation for it, of a raid from Fairfield, vt., about a day and a half’s march from here. Another rumor, which is probably founded, is that Government will enter a nolle prosequi to the indictments still pending, and that no trials whatever, will take place. pimalroua Tornado. New Orleans, Dec. 11. A special to the Times gives an account of a disastrous tornado in Northwestern Texas on the 4th inst., destroying a large amount of prop erty and inflicting great damage. Six persons were killed and a number injured. Dates from Tampico of the 2d, represent Northern Mexico in a deplorable corditiou. No legitimate business is being done, and the great est uncertainty prevails as regards the ability of the J narez party to hold Tampico. They have made burdensome forced loans on the people, Georgia Legislature. Savannah, Ga., Dec. 11. The bill passed by the House, looking to en couragement of emigration with especial refer ence to Georgia was rejected by the Senate yesterday. WASHINGTON the ease of gem. rickets. Washington, Dec. 11. The President has not yet sent to the Senate any important appointment for confirmation.— The secret commuiiiontmn transmitted to that body yesterday, merely collected a few naval inaccuracies. Rear Admiral Bell, commanding the squad ron in the Eastern Asiatic seas, has issued a general older requesting diligence in co-opera

tion with British vessels in punishing piracies, with the consent of the Chinese authorities, who have chartered some steamers for the same service, and carry them, when captured, to the nearest Consular port. Among the documents submitted by the President to Congress to-day, referring to the case ;>f ex-rebel lieu. Pickett, is a statement of a reliable person recommending Pickett’s ar Test and trial by military court. Judge A. G. Holt, in view of the ruling Of the .Supreme Court, thought it host not to do so. Attorney General St*cherry says no action has been tak en on the question of Pickett’s pardon. Among the papers is his application for pardon, in which he says: “It was only through his con scientious duties to his mother State of Virgin ia that he joined the confederate army, and that had she not seceded, he would not have been in that service.” Picket says to Gen. Grant, my object new, General, in presenting this paper, is to ask for your favorable consideration of my case, &c. t that you will, if you believe in my sincerity, tor which I have pledged yon my honor as an officer and a gentleman, put such an endorse ment upon it as will obtain from his Excellen cy, the President, a guarantee that 1 may be emitted to iive unmolested iu my native tate, where I am now trying to make.a sub sistence for rnv family, much impoverished by the war, by tilling the land. I acted simply as the General commanding the DepaitmcUt.— Certain men, deserters from a North Carolina regiment, were taken with arms in their hands, fighting against the colors under which they had enlisted ^charges were preferred against them: a regularly organized court martial was assembled, composed of officers from North carouua, i reorgia ajuL V Hguiia, before whom the men wire tried. The evidenca in the case being perfectly unmistakable, the men being identified by members of their old regiment, they were found guilty and. condemned to he hung. The sentences were approved by me, and they were duly executed according to the custom of war in like cases. My action was sustained by the then confederate government. If the time has not arrived for Executive clem ency to be extended in my case, which point I am not now pressing. I merely wish for some assurance that I shall not be disturbed in my endeavor to keep my family from starvation, and my parole, which was given in good foith, may protect me Iram the assaults of those per sons^ desirous of still keeping up the war. Ap pealing to you as a soldier, confident that you will appreciate my position, I sign myself, with much esleem your obedient servant. (Signed,) Gbo. E. Pickbtt. The following is General Grant’s endorse ment on this letter: “Respectfully forwarded to Hi9 Excellency, the President of the Uni ted States,. with the re :oinmendation that clemency may be extended in this case, or as surance given that no trial will take place for the offences charged against George E. Pick ett.” During the rebellion belligerent rights were acknowledged to the enemies of our country, and it is clear to me that the parole given by the armies laying ffowu their arms, protects them from punishment for acts law ful for any other belligerent. In this ease, I know it is claimed that the men tried and con victed for the crime of desertion were Union men from North Caroliua, who had found re fuge within our lines, and in our service. The pnuishnient was a harsh one, but it was in time of war and when the enemy no doubt found it Necessary to retain by some power, the services) of every man within their reach. I do not s?e how any good either to the friends of the deceased, or by fixing an example for the future cau be secured by his trial now. It would only open up the question whether or not the Government did .not disregard its con tract entered into to secure the surrender of an armed enemy. (Signed) U. S. Ghaut, Lieut. Gen. MEXICO. Maximilian Induced to Itemain in the Country. $-30,000,000 Pledged to him by the Clergy and Merchants. The French Troops nol to be With drawn. New York, Dec. 11. The World has the following special: • Mobile, Dec. 10.—Col. John J. Fisher, former ly an officer in the Mexican armv, under Com onfbrt and also Juarez, and recently in the confederate service, arrived in this city on the 0th inst., having left the city of Mexico on the 19th ult., and Vera Cruz on the 4th inst. He says a deputation, consisting of clergy and dis tinguished men and citizens, went troin the city of Mexico to Orizaba to meet the Empe ror. They were received by him, and the re sult of the interview was to induce him to change his plans and adhere to the country.— The clergy promised to contribute $15,000,000, and wealthy citizens and capitalists pledged themselves for a like amount. Maximilian re turned to the capital, and there will be no in terference with his movements by the French. Measures will be immediately taken for reor fanizing the army against Juarez and other liberals. Gen. Marquiz has been ordered to the command of the Department of Puebla, Gen. Miramon to that of Guanajuato, and Gen. Mejia to that of San Luis l’otosi,embrac ing the whole section of country now occupied by the Liberal forces. He also says thatjt was believed the arrangements for the withdrawal of the French troops were entirely revoked and abandoned, and that the Emperor would be sustained by France. The frigate Susquehanna was tying off Vera Cruz on the 4th inst. New Fork Items. ?Tew York, Dee.lJ. The yachts Henrietta, Vesta and Fleetwing started for the ocean race at 1.45 this afternoon. There was great bnthusiasm among the specta tors. The fire in Division street last night, the fol lowing named persons were suffocated: Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Phelan and three children, and Mrs. Mayy Shilling and child, and Mrs. E. Gilpin and daughter. The business at the office of the Assistant Treasurer to-day was as follows: Total receipts $1,994,927, of which $278,000 were from customs; gold notes, $310,000; payments, $1,318,583; bal ance, $107,743,233. CSrrnt Snow Nlorut in lltr West. Buffalo, N. Y., Dee. 11. A very heavy snow storm has prevailed here siuce 4 o’clock this morning. The ground is now covered to the depth of eighteen or twen ty inches, and it is still snowing and blowing hard. No trains on the Lake Shore or Grard Trunk Railways have gone West to-day. The Lake Shore road will send out a train this af ternoon. Whiles Massacred by Indians. San Francisco, Doc. 11. A dispatch from Portland, Oregon, dated yesterday, says; The Indians attacked a party of sixty-eight whites early in September, near the head waters of the Big Bow river, killing twelve and wounding many others. Nine In dians were known to have been killed and a great number wounded. £.1000 Offered for tbs Rady of James Htephens. it „ New York, Dec. 11. Tlic Herald s Dublin correspondence chroni cles the serious aspect which the Fenian agita tion maintained in Ireland on the 28th ult. The English government offers a reward of £5000 sterling tor the body of James Stephens, dead or alive. Nnspcnsiou of the Onth iu Baltimore. Baetimobe, Dec. 11. In future no teacher employed in the schools of this State will be reqiured to take the test oath or any other oath as a condition of loyal ty. General Grant passed through this city this morning cn route lor the West. Election of [n United Mnles Senator. Meeebdgevieeb, Ga., Dee. 11. . V. Jo“°fon was re-elected U. S. Senator at the first ballot. The House has passed the Homestead bill. Exemptions have been in creased one hundred percent.,aud also applied to contracts, A veto Is expected from the Governor, South Cnrelinn Legislature. Baetimobe, Dec. 11. The South Carolina House of Kepresentatives has passed a bill for the enconragement of em igration from Europe, with the view not only of tillage of soil but permanent settlement as residents. Discovery of Oil in Alabama. Augusta, Ga., Dec. 11. Oil has been discovered on Shoal Creek, Ala bama, in abundance at yOO feet depth. 1‘OHTLANI) AMD F1C1SITI. Nrw AdverlieeuaeiiU To-Dny ENTERTAINMENT COLUMN. Fair and Levee—First Baptist Society. NEW ADVERTISEMENT COLUMN. Statement of the Manufacturers* Insurance Co. Under-Shirts—Charles Custis & Co. Dry Goods—Vickery & Hawley. Goods for Sale and Store to Let. Ocean Insurance Company—Annual Meeting. Auction Sale—Henry Bailey a Co. Men’s Gloves—Charles Custis & Co. Lodging Rooms. Employment Wanted. Stationery—Qeyer’s. Auction Sale—E. M. Patten dt Co. Paints and Oil—J. W. Perkins & Co. THE COVBTtl. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT. BEFORE JUDGE FOX. Tuesday.—The case ot Henry L. Fearing dt als. libellants, v Henry C. Cheeseman & pj., was argued by Judge Iloward for libellants, and Mr. Evans for respond, nts. Deoision reserved. The case ot United States v William Foster, for smuggling two barrels of molasses into this port on the brig Ada B., iu Apr il last, was taken up, and the trial proceeded with before fhe jury. Messrs. J. & E. M. Rand appeared for the respondent, and Mr. Talbot, U. S. District Attorney, conducted the case on the part of the Government. Not finished. SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. CRIMINAL TERM.—TAPLET J, PRESIDING. Tuesday.—The case of Thomas Armstrong, in dicted for receiving stolen goods, was given to the ju ry, who, ajter a short absence, returned into Court and rendered a verdict of guilty. Henry Brown was tried on an indictment charging him with the larceny of ninetoen shawls from Messrs. Woodman, True & Co., at the time ot the great fire. Tim prisoner was defended by Messrs. Goddard & Haskell. The jury found him guilty, and the Court sentenced him to six months imprisonment in the County Jail. John O’Neal was tried on an indictment charging him with larceny of a sextant, wearing apparel, &c., that had bean removed at the time of the fire.— Messrs. Smith & Reed defended the piiaoner. After the testimony in the case was out, Court adjourned to ton o’clock Wednesday morning, MUNICIPAL OOUB1. JUDGE KINGSBURY PRESIDING. Tuesday.— Leonard H. Odeon, for drunkenness and disturbance, was fined 95 and costs, and ordered to recognize, with sureties, in the sum ofttOO to keep the peace six months. Falling to pay theflaeand furnish the sureties, he was committed. James Brannan, for drunkenness and disturbance, paid a fine of $3 and caste. Three boys, named John Fay, John Morphy and William Paine, were fined $1 each and coats, for making a boisterous noise in the streets on the Sab bath. Fay paid but the others were committed. Railroads.— AVe mentioned a few weeks since that contracts had been made for the con struction of the European and North Ameri can Railway from Baugor to Winn. We now learn that the work is to be commenced imme diately and that contracts are initiated for the lumber for bridges, See., ou the route. We are pleased to see this evidence of vitality, and trust that the toad may he pushed to comple tion with all possible dispatch. Meanwhile we hope that our Dexter and Dover ftiends will be pushing their road to Newport. AVc also hope that the Buckfteld road will be pushed to Canton, which will give direct communication with Portland of a business which now goes to Boston via Bath. The Portland & Rochester road is one that our peoole should not suffer to be delayed in its construction. If the merchants and capi talists of Portland ever intend to rid them selves of the monopoly and the vexation occa sioned by the running of trains on the roads from this city to Boston, and to have trains run for the convenience and interest of Port nd rather than Boston, they must take hold and push the Rochester road to completion. The Maine Central Directors, as we learn are surveying a route from Danville Junction to this city. There is no reason why that road should be dependent upon the Grand Trunk, and we hope they will complete their project. Lecture this Evening.—We would remind our readers that the third lecture of the course arranged under the auspices of the P. Y. M. C. A. will be given thi3 evening at the Central Church, by Rev. Dr. Stockbridge, of this city. The subject of the lecture is ‘ A Week in Athens,” and the materials for it have been drawn from personal experience and observa tion during a protracted residence in Greece. It can hardly fail to prove both interesting and valuable. Tickets should be secured early. They may obtained at the door, and at places mentioned in the advertisement. Highway Robbery.—Last evening as Mr. Blake was passing down Preble street, Alex Stevenson, the colored scamp, who has served several terms in the State Prison and jail, made a grab at his watch hut missed it. He then followed Mr. Blake to Hanover street, where he made another and successful dash for the watch, and obtained it. Mr. Blake made an outcry, and Stevenson was chased aud arrested by citizens, who held him until officers Adams and Jordan arrived, who took the scamp to the lock-up. Masonic.—At the annual council of Royal and Select Masters, held on Monday evening, the following officers were elected for the ensu ing year: Gordon R. Garden, T. I. M.; Oren 8. Fogg, M.IU.; John H. Hall, I. M.; Charles Fobes, Treasurer; Ira Berry, Recorder; Wm. C. How, M. of C.; A. Q. Leach, C.of G.; Wm H. Williams, S.; Warren Phillips, S,; D. W. Miller, William H. Williams, M. N. Rich, Com mittee of Finance. The officers were installed by Past T. L M., Stephen Berry. New Congregational Church.—We are requested to remind the members of the Sec ond and Third Parishes, and all who desire to unite in the erection of a Congregational house'of worship down town, of the adjourned meeting to he held this evening at 7 1-2 o’clock in the vestry of the Chestnut Street M. E. Church. It is hoped there will be a general attendance of the members of both the above mentioned parishes, and of all disposed to unite in the effort. Arrests.—Yesterday morning an Irishman at the Grand Trunk depot undertook to cany off' a trunk that did not belong to him. He was carried off by the police to the lock-up. F. A. McKeuuey was arrested for stealing a watch in BanguT, and was sent back to that city for examination. Officer Bowie yesterday arrested a man nam ed William French, who was drunk and was kicking up a great disturbance. There was quite a panic in the money mar ket in New York last week, which caused a great decline iu all kinds of holiday goods. The new and enterprising firm of Davis & Co., were on hand and took advantage of the same, and bought a very large- stock of beauti ful presents for the holidays. We are sure that all who purchase of them will get their money’s worth. The Ladies of the Freedmen’s Aid Associ ation have changed their place of meeting to the City Council Chamber in the building known as the “Old City Hall”—and they would earnestly invite all interested in the object for which they are wording to meet with them there on Thursday (to-morrow) afternoon at 2 o’clock. Per order of Committee. Grand Promenade Concert.—Our readers will not forget the Grand Promenade Concert that comes off Thursday evening, at Mechanics’ Hall, under the auspices of the 17th Maine Regiment Association. It is expected this will be one of the most brilliant affairs of the sea son, and, therefore, no time should be lost in securing tickets. There has been a great rush to Davis & Co.’s since the arrival of their new and elegant holiday goods from New York. They arc worth seeing. The passage in the President’s mestage, omit ted by telegraph, was that in which he recom mends the Steam Refined Soapt. t Nsrr I'MlrituiiMa The Pastor of the Casco Street Church lias received the following contributions for distri bution among such of his parishoners as suffer ed by the fire: From Lake Village, N. H.,by Rev. Dr. Quinby, pastor of Free Baptist Church of that place, $S0; from Rev. Wm. Harlin, An trim, N. H., $fi; a friend, Goffstown, N. H., $1; a friend, Gilead, Michigan, $1; two friends, Gray, Me., $2; the late Rev. Hubbard Chand ler, West Poland, Me., 81; other sources, $4; total $64.00. Profkssob Andrews’ system of computing interest, performing multiplication, multiply ing fractional numbers and computing percent age, is one that commends itself to all business persons who are desirous of arriving at results by the quickest method. Yesterday afternoon in the short space of fifteen or twenty minutes he instructed a class of three persons connect* ed with the Argus and Press, and in that brief time they were made to understand his system so that they could perform the computations in the quickest manner. Seizures—We learn that the police are dil igently at work making seizures of liquors. Three places were visited yesterday, and small quantities seized. One of the Boston police of ficers who was here as a witness in a case in the 8. J. Court, accompanied our officers to learn how they proceeded. Back Again.—Messrs. Cooper iTMorse who were burned out at the groat Are are back again on the same spot, corner ot Milk and Market streets, where they will be constantly supplied with provision and game of all kinds. Davis & Co., have just received a splendid stock of new goods for the holidays, which they are selling cheap. THE STATE. —The Bangor Whig, referring to the start ling frequency of kerosene explosions, says: “It is time something was done to prevent the public from being victimised by the dangerous stuff now made for kerosene by scoundrels who care not how many lives are destroyed so that they can put more money in their pockets.■ We trust our Legislature will take the matter in hand.” —The Saco Democrat says that on Thursday last, Isaac Perkins, son of Master Edmnnd Perkins, of Biddeford, fell from the staging of a new ship, about twenty feet, breaking his leg below the knee in two places, and injuring the thigh severely. —The Hardy Machine Company of this city sent on Friday sent to the Paris exhibition a machine frame complete far gainding top flats and small cyUnders on cards, with revolving brush for clelbing out the top flats attached; also a model of a card with grinder attached, for grinding card cylinder and doffer at the same time; also a card grinder. These ma chines, though doing no better work than those ordinarily manufactured, are finished up and glinted in the highest style of the art, and will rm an interesting part of the great exhibi tion as some of the contributions from the United 8tatea.—Biddeford Union. —The Bangor Whig is informed that the im portations by water at that port during the past season were as follows: Flour, 48,216 bbls; com, 260,738 bushels; molasses, 2,800 hhds'; salt, 24,307 bushels; pork, 3,347 bbls.; coal, 9,360. —The Bath Times learns that Messrs. Oeo. M. Adams and Samuel P Hitchcock ol that city, have contracted with parties in Massa chusetts, to build ayacjit of about 75 tons. —The Ellsworth American learns from Col. Smith that he has made sale of the establish ment of the Hancock Journal, to go South.— Lieut. Oeo. Claffin of Massachusetts purchases the materials, and makes a present of them to parties who agree to publish a religious and an ti-Slavery paper at Charleston, S. C. —The Lewiston Journal says Jolm Crowley was arrested at the Maine Central Station in that city, Saturday, on the Bangor train, charg ed with committing robbery in Bangor. John was hustled back to Bangor to answer for his sins. _ Arrival mf the Moravian, Steamship Moravian, Capt. Alton, from Liv erpool, 20th and Greenoaztle 30th alt, arrived at this port at 10 o’clock last evening, bringing 30 cabin and 140 steerage passengers and a valvable, assorted cargo. The main points of news have been antici pated by cable dispatches. We make a few extracts: The London Globe says it has received in formation of ah important nature, from a re liable source, relative to the collapse oi the Mexican Empire. It is informed that there is i not only a perfect understanding between the Cabinets at Paris and Washington, but that formal communications between the two Gov eanmenta have taken place, the basis of ar rangements being, that the United States may do what they like with Mexico, subject tv these conditions: 1— That certain tracts of land in healthy parts of Mexico shall be left open to French coloni bation. 2— That the arrangements which France has made for payment to Mexican bondholders shall not be disturbed. It is also stated that this arrangement was also concluded without the knowledge of Max imilian, and that when he was appraised of it he manifested the greatest indignation, and re solved at onoe to abdicate end quit the country, leaving the French to treat for the withdrawal of their troops^either with Juarez or with his protector, the United States. On arriving at Vera Cruz Maximilian wrote a letter to Bo zatne, insulting to him personally, and reverse of complimentary to Napoleon. It is expected when Maximilian arrives in Europe, he will have recourse to various meas ures, unpleasant to Napoleon, including the publication of the latter’s letters. The Ex-Em peror thinks taith has not only been broken with him, but that he hns been treated with studied indignity. It is reported that the physicians to the Em Eress Cariotta not only fear the absolute loss of er reason, hut are apprehensive of her life. The anxiety caused by the Fenians was una bated. It was rumored that more troops would be dispatched to Ireland. The Feniads have made no movements and nothing has transpir ed beyond * few scattered arrests. Rumors had been current that Stephens was in Ireland, but there was nothing to confirm them. The cigar-ship Ross Winans bad returned from a short cruise. She encountered very stormy weather, and steamed through heavy seas 10 knots per hour. Saul among the Pbopufts —The Boston Post, commenting upon the muniaipal elec tions in that city, says: In the Council the Democrats will have a respectable number of the members, as will be seen by a detail of the returns in another col umn. They succeeded in the choice of Mr. Brown, a worthy colored gentleman of Ward three, which, of course, will be gratifying to the Republican sympathizers with his race notwithstanding their political prejudice against the man. Bagatelle —A trivial incident occurred at Lexingfod, Va, a few days ago. One of Gen. Lee's pupils shot and killed a respectable black man of that town. On his examination he stated that the negro bad insulted “him.” This statement was corroborated by spectators of the occurrence. The learned Dogberry who heard the case made the following points in his decision: That the laws of Vitginia had always recongnlsed the difference between the white man and the black; that a white man may protect himself from negro insults; that, though the deed was clearly proved, it was the result of the intuit, and be should discharge the defendant from custody. A Past Yacht.—The yacht Sea Ranger, H. C. Reynolds, last Saturday made a run from Town’s End to this port, a distance of 40 miles, in 3 1-2 hours. Prom Portland Breakwater to Thatcher’s Island the run was made in U hours ten minutes. This, considering the rough weather, is extraordinary sailing. Out of 30 or 40 sail that started at the same time, the Sea Ranger was the only vessel that got in, the rest having put hack or made a harbor. —The marriage of the Princess Dagmar with the heir to the Russian throne appears to have given great dissatisfaction to the Scandi navian party in Denmark. This feeling was evinced in the efforts made by the Daeblad to prevent the public of Copenhagen from illu minating their houses on the occasion. They did so, nevertheless, with great spirit and suc cess. On his return from St Petersburg the Crown Prince of Denmark will pay a visit to the Court of Prussia. Mr. ■ taint* oa Naaaaal Adair*. The following is the speech of Mr. Blaine of this State, delivered in the House of Represen tative* on Monday, tbe House being ill Com mittee of the whole: toThe popular elections ot StWt,« v® decided taat the lately rebellious m ,:,.V\halln.?tb<? re*dmitted to tnc privilege c<?n8tess on any less strin fn„ than the adoption of the peml electiofts w‘°na! ^“dnfent B«. the elechons have not determined that the prlv StatesL an^5wr<?‘ ahaU b® K>TB“ 10 comtequence of adopt i?g.lh!r^e,°ly.Bnt > that respect the ft - Cinonof the loyal people has been rather nega tire than ajBrautive—ezpreHsive of the least that would be accepted rather that indicative of the most that might be demandcil. Had the Southern States, after the adjournment <.f Congress, accepted the amendment, promptly and in goodfolth, as a definite basis of adjust ment, the loyal States would have indorsed it as such, and the second session of the aith Con gress would have been largely engaged in p. i - meting the details for the roll and complete representation of all tbe States on the new bu na of appointment. But the Southern State i have not accepted the amendment as a basis el' adjustment. On the contrary they have vein: meotly opposed it—every one of them that hare thus far acted ou the question having, with the single exception of Tennessee, defian ly rejected it. This absolute and oburate relii sal on the part of those States to accept the amendment as the condition of their rpgainin•• ^beptiTilege of representation certainly reliev es Congress from whatever promise or obliga tion may have been oiiginally implied in ie gard to admitting them to representation in eeaseqaence of adopting the amendment. Thi s promise or implication or whatever you choose to term it, was by unniveiMil understand in , conditioned on Southern States accepting thu amendment in good faith, as was significantly illustrated in tbe case of Tennessee. Haring refnsed so to accept it, the promise, if over made, is assuredly no longer binding on the Congress of the United States. DUI even u me constitutional Aim mini ut should he definitely accepted—South as well North-as the condition on which the rebel ’ States should regain the privilege of Congres sional representation, the actual enjoyment of that privilege would of necessity be postponed until the terms of the amendment could be complied with. For I take it for grauted, as I did when Ivoted for the Constitutional Amend meut, at I presume every other gentleman on this floor did, that we were not to be guilty of the supreme tolly of declaring that the basis cf representation waa so unfiur ae to require cor rectioa by Constitutional amendment, and then forthwith admit the Southern States to this House with their undue and inequitable ■hare of representatives. If the Constitutional Amendment is to effect a correction in the ba sis of representation if should effect h at once. If the Southern State* are to be deprived of their undue share of representative-:—based on their non-voting population—they should ba deprived of them at once, and not be admitted even temporarily with the old apportionment, by which they would continue tc exercise in the House of Representatives and in the Elec toral Colleges the same weight of influence en joyed by them before the rebellion. The population ol the States recently slavt - holding, by the census of 1860, was 12,340,00(1, of whom 8,030,600 were whites, and 5,201,000 ne groes. The population of the free States by 19,301,540, of whom only 941,000 were negroes. It would hardly be maintained by any oiffi that the late slaveholding States, taken as a whole, would have done anything more than hold good their population of I860—while in the free States, despite the losses of war. the ratio of increase has never been more rapid than since that year. It is speaking with all moderation to say that tne population of the free States is to-day 25,000.000. Supposing the Constitutional Amendment to be adopted therefore as the basis of admit ting the Southern States to the privilege of representation, it would be a cruel mockery of the whole aim and intent of that amendment to usher those States npon the floor with the full number of representatives assigned them by the census of I860) when three-fifths of their slaves, and all their disfranchised free people ot color, were allowed them in fixing the basis of apportionment. Were they so admitted to day, the aggregate number of representatives from the late slave States would be 85. and from the tree States 166, making a House of 241 in all. And yet if those 241 members were di vided between the two rections, on the basis directed by the Constitutianal Amendment, the late slave States would have but 09 mem bers, while the free States would have 183—a relative gain of 54 members to the free States. A corresponding change would be wrought iu the Electoral Colleges. Were the Government to permit an election of President and V ico President in 1668, on the basis assigned by the census of 1860, the late slave States would have 115 electoral votes, and the free States would have 196. But on the actual basis con templated by the .Constitutional Amendment, the Tate slave states would have bnt 88, while the free States would have 225. On the old basis, the free States would thus have a majority of 83, while on the basis of the Cotfstitutional Amendment they would have a majority of 127 a net difference of 44 electoral votes in favor of the free States. In view of these results, which arc the plain est arithmetical deductions, It could not be ex pected that the free States, even if they were to adhere to the Constitutional Amendment ns the ultimatum of adlnstment, would consent to have the lately rebellious States admitted to representation and a participation in the Elec toral Colleges, until the relative and proper strength of the several States should he ad justed anewby a special census and by an ap portionment made in pursuance thereof. It was iu this belief and with these views that at the last session of Congress I framed a bill pro viding for a special enumeration ot the inhabi tants of the United States, which bill was on my . motion referred to the Bcooustrnotion Commit tee, and has never been reported upon either favorably or adversely. What then shall be done? Tho people have spoken in the late elections so plainly that the interpretation of their voice is not difficult — They have pronounced with unmistakable em phasis In favor of the Constitutional Amend ment, with the super added and indispensable prerequisite of Manhood Suffrage. The Consti tutioual Amendment with its definition of American citizenship, with its guaranty of tho national obfigations, and with Its prohibition of the assumption of the rebel debt, is a most valuable addition to our organic law. Wo cannot surrender Us provisions, and the rebel States cannot by their utmost resistance defeat its adoption. It is too late to deny or even to argue the right or power of the Government to impose on those States conditions precedent to their resumption of the privilege of repre sentation The President set the example by exacting three highly important concessions Irom those States as At* basis of reconstruc tion—Congress followed by imposing four oth er conditions at its basis of reconstruction, if you pleam, and now the people have spoken demanding one additional condition as their basis of reconstruction, and that condition is absolute equality of American citizens in jcivil and political rights without regard to easte, color or creed. The objection in the popular fnind of the loy al States to the Constitutional Amendment as a basis of final and lasting adjustment is not directed to what that amendment will effect, but to what it will not effect. And among the objects of prime importance which it will not ellect is the absolute protectionofthe two class es in the Southto whom the government owes the most, viz: the loyal white men and the loyal black men. The amendment, is made the basis of Anal adjustment without further condition, leaves the rebel element oi the South in posses sion of the local governments, free to persecute the Union men of all complexions in number less ways, and to deprive them of all participa tion in civil affairs, provided they will them selves submit to a curtailed representation in Congress as the penalty. The danger is that they would accept the comparatively small in fliction on themselves in order to secure the power of visiting the loyalists with a full meas ure of vengeance an 1 persecuti >a, bast as cer tain religious denominatians in England, at various times under the reign of the Stuarts, favored measures of proscription which bore with some headship on themselves, becauso they were enabled thereby to punish some hat ed sectaries with still more severity and cru elty. Among the most solemn duties of a govern ment is the protection of those citizens who, under great tempation, and great perils, main tain their faith and their loyalty. The obliga tion on the Federal government to protect the loyalists of the Sonth is supreme, and we mint take all needlul means to assure that protec tion. Among the most needful is the gift oi free suffrage and that must be guarantied — There is no protection you can extend to a man so effective and conclusive as the power to pro tect himself. And in assuring protection to the loyal citizen you assure permanency to the government, so that the bestowal ot suffrage is not merely the discharge of a personal obli gation toward those who are enfranchised, but it is the most far-sighted pr'vision against social disorder, the surest guaranty for peace, prosperity and public justice. Mr. Blaine was listened to with marked at tention, and when ho had concluded he was congratulated by Messrs. Stevens, Schenck. Garfield and others. Postxastsbs.—The following appointments of Maine postmasters have been made since the 6th inst.:—Winn. Juba B. McGuire; Yar mouth, Miss Lucy U. Groves; South Berwick, Miss Martha L. Ferguson. Anew office has been established at Biddeford Pool, Maine, F. Goldthwait postmaster.