Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, December 13, 1866, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated December 13, 1866 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY ] \SS. . ’Tmu’ *•’ •***■ V“h 3- PORTLAND, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 13,1866. THE PORTLAND D.VALY PRESS ij |»ub!i>lt.«l everyday, (Sunday excepted,) at No. I Printers' Exchange,Commercial Street., Portland, l*v N. A. Foster, Proprietor. Terms:—Eight Dollars* a year in advance. THE M AI > K STATE PRESS, is* published at 1 hr ami) place • very Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, ^variably in advance. Rates ok advertising.-—On< m.-hoi *q*a<«.iu engilioi column, consul uu*s a ••.-ouarc." •Sl.r.u p:r sipiare daily first wdoV 75 ennf ; per week alter; three insertions, or less, $1.00; emit mu ng every other day alter lirst week, *n cents. Hall square, three insertions or Css, 75 cent*; one Week. Si .(hi ; :,o cent 5 per week alter. Under head of *-A mpsemk vi s.” £2.00 nor square per week: three insertions or Ipjm. *1.00. SrrriAL Notices,$1.25 per square lor the. lirst in sertion. and 25 cents per square l-n each subsequonl 11 sen ion. Advertisements insert**.! in the *• Maine State Press**(which has a I n n •m ul.inonlii every i»ar of the Siatotlbr >1.1*0 j r square,!.*!- lirst insertion1 and iiOeoiirs per square t... each Subsequent iuser 1 ion. ENTERTAINMENTS. a 11 v iv 1» Promcir.uh (Ioikti ^ ! The 17th Maine He»T Association will own A Promenade Concert —AT— MECHANICS’ HALL, —OK — Thursday Ev<‘uiaij, l»cc. 13, ISO.;, the Fourth Aaidvcrflajpjjftf Uie-> BATTLE OF rRl;iDEUl€U^UT»D, Complimentary to the . FOREST CITY ftAND! T.r vuMirns: Col. litoe. A. KobirU, ('<«!. C. J\ Mattock* Pol. < B. Merrfll, 0.1. Win. Hopson, Jlaj, EUwiu U. liouglilou,Mjijui* V.. J1. Green, Rnrw.'on H, L. E. Mnggni, Snrgeon \ A. tlercoi*, Ast. Surjj. N. B. Colejiiiiu. AstrSurg.Jas. 0. Sturgis, A*fjl. C. W. Rohertu, AUjl. P. S. BOiitiuiy. AU.it. Gen. A. Parker, Quiu tenu’r UoHinkHtmiel;, Guilt. A. GoMei-uum, UqpL J. A. Perry, •Oapl. SI H. BiekttUs, CapU.L C. Perry, Capt. i. S. Faiu.ee, Cant, G. \V. Veri-ill, Capt. C. C. Cole, Capi. U. \V. Brbgs, Capt. G. B. Dunn, Capt. G. F. sparrow, (.apt. Edwin I. Merrill, Cant. Edward Moore, Capt. G. C. Pral t, Capi. Go-. A. Will.Mon, Capt. EH. (Me, l.ieul. D. ,1. Cl.an.ttm-, Lieut, lho . W. Lord, Lieut. W. W. Bumliarn, Lieut. Edwin Emery, licut. ( . G. Holyoke, fjeut. O. W. Bumliarn, Went. !l. M. Hail, Lieut, .(as. M. We lit., Lieut. U. M. Salter J, Lieut. F. A. Sawyer, Lieut. T. .T. Snowman, Lieut. H. L. Bnrteis, Lieut. Newton Wliitteu. Lieut. II. B. Cummings, FLOOR MANAGERS. Col. T. A. Roberts, Cot. C. P. Mattock.*, Col. Wm. Hobson, L.ipt. A. Golderm&u, Capt. J. A. Perry, Lieut. O. W, Burnham. Lieut. J. M. Salford, Officers and Soldier* who uerred-during fire recent ! rebellion are invited to attend in uniform and with ! the distinctive badges of their Divisions or Corps. Diinciiig :«t 9 O’clock. Tickets admitting Gentleman and Lady, $1.00; for sale at Paine’s Music Biore, Gjeyer’s, 13 iRree street, and by the Committee of Arrangements. COL. T. A. ROBERTS, CAPT. J. A. PERRY, MAJOR E. B. HOUGIITON. deefidtd. i.i , --- --—li- ...—LLi—.—L_L J_ Theatre, - JDeering Hall. Ririivrll & Klioirni*, IiCiweettA; M Hungers* «• K. Wilson, - - Wsngc Iflanagrr. KNGAGEiTIEIVT FOIC « NIGHT» OiN’DY willi the eminent American Tragedian ]fli*. «Iose|»8i Proctor, who will have the honor of appearing on Monday Evening, Dee. lOtli, and every Eveuing during the week in choice selec tion of Ills most celebrated plays, including NICK OF THU WOODS, JACK CiDK* OVTALANCIIRT, AUDITION, VIRGINVUM, PI/ARKO, Ac., Arc fc:jr Full particulnrs in bills of fiie day. rteelOdGd ORPHANS^ J'AJRT The Orphans’ Home Association o if « a rr II Will hold a Fair for the benefit of the Home recently < stable! ted in ihie city, at the CITY IT .vr, l.f •—ON THE— f Ifb, l‘kb uuil flftth of thii lUoiitb, The Fair will be opened TUESDAY EVENING by an address by GEN. CHAMBERLAIN! It will also bo open to visitors on the afternoon and evening of Wednesday and Thur^lay. Arrangements have been matte with the Portland & Kennebec and Androscoggin Railroads, whereby passengers who attend the Fair can pass over the roads at half fare rates from Dec. 10th to the llib in clusive. Per order of the Committee of A rrangementa.* Bath, Dec. 10,18tI6. doc*ld3t Levee at Stevens' Plains. The Ladi«<t of I he Universalist Sewing Circle! TITILL bold a Levee in the vestry of the new W Church ou Stevens’ Pl.dns, Pee. 19th. Arti cles tor sale.. Refreshments, &c., will Ue dispensed. A silver cup will bo awarded tor tlieDest conundrum; a w<K>len spoon for the poorest. A pleasant time is expec ed. Tli i object is to tarnish tlic church which is being completed. Contributions to Fancy or Refreshment Tables, Fish Pond or any department will lie gratefully re ceived. A committee will bo in waiting at the church on Wednesday the 19th. declltd FAIR AND LEVEE. THE LADIES OF TEE First Baptist Society will hold a Fair and Levee on Wednesday and Thursday Evcn’ps, BBIjBIIBKn Irtil. A I It jOth, - AT - LINCOLN II ALL , Congress Hfrret, TOnnjoy. Xlr‘ 'Die Ladies havcMwfcfcmucta time hi the man oiacture of articles, both useful and ornamental, which will be offered for sale. A Large amount ofJSv EBGREENH and Wreatub have been defeated, and will be for sale. The tables will be abundantly sup plied with every description of refreshments. GTir*Admission Cents. December 12. ill w Ocean Association, Ex-No. 4, WILL COMMENCE THEIR Fifth Annual Course of Dances, - AT MECHANICS’ IIALL, - WITH A - Ball on Thanksgiving Night! To bo followed l>y Thrrr Assemblies on Tuesday Nifflita, a Ball on C'larisimns Night, n Granil l irr men’s Military and Civie Bail on New Year's Night, managers : President, EDWARD HODGKINS, Vir e-President, S, S. HANNAIMRD, Secretary, A. II. JA< '< IBS, Treasurers, F. J. BAILEY, R. D. Page.C. II. Phil lips, H. D. Tripp. X^Tickefs for fche Course #G; tickets for ea«h of the B ills #1,56; tickets for each of the Assemblies #1; for the Gallery 59 cents. To be obtained of the Man agers ami at the door. Music by Chandler's Quadrille Baud. I>. II. Chandler Prompter. Dancing to commence at 8 o’clock, clothing' checked free. November L'7, 18G7. endow Goods for* £Salo ! And Store to Let! V SMALL Stock of Groceries, and lixturcs of the store on the orncr of Wilinot mid Cambrrlaml •ae of the best lorn (ions in this city. For terms &e Wyatthe Indni Oecl2dlw* OYSTCHn. JAVING ina<lc arrangements for a large supply Oysters during the winter I am now ready to anp. yly Oysters at the low price of $1.40 per gallon, m\u\. C r All orders by mail or Express promptly attend ed to at No. 2 Union Wharf. JAMI S FREEMAN. Dec '»—d2w For Sale. A SUIT of Sails, Ringing and Blocks, nearly new, from a fishing Schooner of 100 tons; also Tup sails, Fore and Mainsails, second hand. , SAMPSON & OONANT, dtchltf No. 19 & 20 Commercial Wharf. I ' »•* 1%E W ADVEKTISEME1XTS. CHRISTMAS GIFTS! TOYS, TOYS. TOYS! Fancy Goods! HUDSON & BLAKE, Would respectfully inform the public that they have the largest, and beat assortment of TOYS AND FANCY GOODS To he found i)i the city. They lmve a Orc-at Viui ety of' D«U*. A 1,0 Tea nnit t'otlrc Set.-, Parlor uudCbuiuber Brin, lCeihtraiifi, Bu reau., ChnirM, Cradle,,*Ve. A I* NO UoobH nail Iturnrs; Tin Wooden, Iron, itlum, China, Parian, and Paper Toys, and F.1.WT GOODS ! Oi‘ Every Description I SKATES, SKATES ! They liave a fine lot of the Very BEST STYLES of SKATES in ttte mavivct, and iVom the bent manufac tories. Sletlw, SledN! A good assortment of Sleds can be fund thore, in cluding the Celebrated Clipper*! Of the very bopt make. tO\FE€TIO\i: 111 ! OF EVEBY DESCRIPTION! They manufacture anil sell at wholesale anil re tail a. 9,10.1 rariet. of C AJfOflisil, which are war ranted pure and good, tgg—uall and see at 357 Congress Street. dec 13 d2f To Box Manufacturers ! PROPON/lLN are solicited for the making of 10,000 Boxes, 17J inches long, luj inches wide by 10 inches deep, in>i*ie measure. To be made of \ inch well reasoned Poplnr, planed both '-sides, tho ends to be § stock, made widi a slide cover, -not put together, but securely packed in bundles, and deliv ered in Boston. Also, JOJMIO horn 1(5^ inches by inches by Gf inches deep,—made of wed seasoned Poplar, Fir, or White Pine, $ thick with | ends, planed oh both sides, covers to nail on, to ho delivered ns .above in Boston, securely packed in bundles or shooks. AMOS OTIS, Yarmonthport, Mass. (Joe 13 d3t ; White Pine Lumber! Q { | f h ( \ I A FEET superior Planing Lum *9*9 y f bpr, consisting of 2 in., 14, 1?, 1 inch. 125 M Dry. 500 M Dry Piue Outs. 50 M 3x4 Spruce Joist. 40 M Dry Pine Deck Plank. 1000 M No 1 EstraCcdm Shingles. For sale by G. W. COBB 6c CD., declSdlm 273 Commorrtal Street,Portland,Me. ttOl I) MACHINES 'aCHANUED FUR THE New Florence dewing Machine, WhJ* do aril range of work—has the feieisa ble med, and make- four different stiches. There is no Machine equal to this for hemming, telling, tur’v ,ngk milling, aud gathering. it will ja&ien ofl the cmIb wi:Lout fiay trouble. A common need'6 is of no use. W. S. DYER, An i nt. . . „ Ifi® HiJdle up Miaire. dec IS derdlm For Sale awl Least*. rpiTF. three storieA brick block, 23 aud 26 Atlanlic X -street. Also the good two storicil Itouce No. 36 Si. Law rence street. Also the two upper stories of store corner Fore streets and Portland Pier. Terms favorable. A pply to ’ V ..I. W. If. .TERRIS, declSdlw Beal Estate Agput. >$?... ' PATTEN CO., AuctioucerN, PLUM STREET. 4 10NT4NUKD Sale of Chromks, LfniooiKAPHB V arid fcffeEt Plati*: EN'GR WIXOS. at iH o’- I dock, this day, Thursday. Every lot must be soid without reserve. Portland, Dec. IS, Witf. dD Buibftr's f>ibnp for Sale, TV0, *«>din SiYret. For particulars inquire IT at the Shop of G. W. JOHNSON, dec 13 dlw* AVautcd. Assltimliimin a Wlmlesale Storq, either as Clerk or partner. U.>oif rertnunceH plton. Adihesb “Ueil,” Pont Oiiice. dec 13 dlw*' AMIiKICAN LLOUTS! THE undersigned hereby give notice Hint he lias been appended Agent of American Lloyds tor 1 bode oi_ Maine, and is prepared to inspect vessels ot nil sizes pi eourso of construction anil I, perl the same for classification. Ship builders and owners would therefore confer a favor by sending me early notice of the vessels they are building for which a class is desired. WILLIAM ROGERS, Inspector. Bath, Me., Eov. 18,lyetl. nuvlOtUin* The Fenian Trials at Mwcelsburg, C. 13. SwEETsmtRtt, C. E„ Dee. 11. After consulta tion with Lord Monck, Mr. Ramsey said in Court that he had been instructed liy the At torney General to enter a nolle prosequi in 21 cases accruing before June 8, the effect of which is to withdraw indictments against Crawford, Rooei-s,Reardon, Howard, McGregor, Morrill and Smith: also against seven other British subjects. These twenty-one indictments charged cer tain offenses as having !>een-coinmitted on the 8th of June. There remain fourteen indict ments—two against each prisoner—chargin'* the offenses as committed on the 8th of Jnlv, by the prisoners McDonald, Madden, Crowley, Owens, Carroll, Gilligan and Holmes. It will he remembered that a rumor was re ported by telegraph yesterday to the effect that the Government will enter a nolle prosequi to the indictments still pending,and thatno trials whatever will take place. Colorado and Nebraska.—The Tribune’s Washington correspondent says: The Committee on Territories wilt report ■ hills for the admission of Co'oradoand Nebras ka, lint should the President veto them, it is very questionable whether they can he passed over his head. There are several Senators on the Republican side who arc opposed to the conditions which they have adopted, because they do not allow universal suffrage. They think it more important just now not to admit any State which refuses, this right, than at any other period, inasmuch as that issue is to be an absorbing one in the future. Evasion ok the Test Oatu.—A Washing ton special says: An ingenious way has been discovered for getting around the test oath, as applied at the Pott Office Department. A claim agent of this city takes mail contracts in his own name, and transfers them to Southerners for a small percentage, and they do all the work, but do not anyvhre appear on the hooks of the De partment. A good deal of this sort of business is going on now. JVcw I’lihSiratioiiM. L'he Village Idol. By Mrs. Hdnry Mackar iiesi. author of “A 'irap to catch a Sun beam. One volume, illustrated. London: ijeorge Loutlcdge & Sons. Some copies of the elegant Loudou edition of this charming story have been received and are for sale by Short & Loring of this city.— Thu book is heiaitifuily printed on fine paper richly hound and gift, and illustrated in the most attractive manner. Tho deservedly high reputation of its author, and the admirable mechanical execution of tho volume must combine to make “Tho Village Idol” one of tlic chieffavorites of tho holiday season. §j JUVENILE BOOKS. At Short and Loring’s may be found an al most endless variety of choice and beautiful hooks for children, selected with especial reier encetothe approaching holidays. Beautiful picture and toy hooks, and nursery rhymes il lustrated in the gayest manner, are among these. Sonin beautiful English books for chil dren, illustrated very richly in colors, will es pecially commend themselves to the taste of the little people. LATEST NEWS BY TELEGUATll TO THE poitri.wn iniiA fiis.ss. Thursday Moruin°:, December 13, 1UGG. -:—* ♦- . --- XXXIX U0NGRE8S--SEOOND SESSION. SENATE. Washington, Dec. 12. Mi Wilson gave notice that to-morrow be should introduce a bill to continue in force the Freed men’s Bureau and to amend the act es tablishing i‘. Mr. Morgan introduced a joint resolution oi thanks to Cyrus AV. Field, for his services in laying the Atlantic cable, liefer red to the Committee on Foreign delations. Mr. Trumbull introduced a resolution calling upon the President to inform the Senate wheth er any person appointed to any office required by law to he tilled by the consent of .the Sen ate, commissioned during the recess of the Sen ate previous-to the assembling of the present Congress, had been continued in such office since the end of ihe session, without the sub mission of the name to the Senate tor confir mation, and particularly whether a surveyor or naval officer of tbo port of Philadelphia had been so continued in office without the consent of the Senate, and If so, whether lie received compensation thereto i> Adopted. The bill to regulate suffrage in the District of Columbia was taken up. The question was on Mr. Cowan’s amendment to extend the fran chise to females. Mr. navis proceeded to discuss the suffrage question, lie expressly denied the assert'ba made by tiie radicals, and coincided in by some conservatives, that the sentiment of the people had been proclaimed in t'qvpr of negro suffrage. It was a fixed American principle that suffrage pertained exclusively to white men. The Htat.'a nad always reserved jurisdiction over tlijs sub ject to themselves, and although Congress had been given the entire control over this District, yet for many year* the people had been allow ed to select their own municipal officers and manage their local affairs. The negro element which it was now proposed to introduce was noxious, hurtful, unreasonable and unnecessa ry. The white female population in tliis coun try at the last census was Jd,000,000, add the negro population less than .a,f,(iO,(«Hi. Vet those who advocate negro suffrage frown upon felnalc suffrage. The characteristic* of the negro were then dilated upon by Mr. Davis, who alleg ed hi ; inability to elevate himself from barbar ism even under the most favorable circum stances, alluding to tiie failure of negro self government In the AV^srlmli”. " , Mr. llrown, of Missouri, maintained that suf frage should be universal; without any restric tions as to race, color or sex, ami in support of tiris read from a speech made by him on the subject. He said the argument that women could not participle in the turmoils of elec tions and political campaigns wa3 an argument against the hustings, not against suffrage. The argument that women ought not to vote be cause they could not be embodied in the militia was founded against fact. Men are exempted from military service for a variety of reasons; among them physical disability, and were yot allowed the right of suffrage. Tim same ina bility could apply in the case of wonen. Mr. Sprague followed at some length on the side of universal suffrage. Mr. Buckalew would vote for the amendment to show his cense of its justice 10 women, but, said it would pour into the ballot box a large number of votes subject to influences either social or pecuniary. He was equally opposed to the extension of the suffrage, to negroes and women. Mr. Doolittle said the unite of republican and civilised society wits the family, and the beads of families should do tiie voting.: The Caueassian race, as a rule, was capable of ex periencing the right of suffrage, but not the Indian, Asiatic and Atriean. Mr. Doolittle then referred to the assertion that, the people had decided this question at the polls on the late elections. The issue, he said, instead of having b en made was avoided ( very where.— The issue of universal negro suffrage a; the basis of reconstruction was avoided in every ■State of the Union. It may I .e possible that in Massachusetts it was not; but lie was not sure about that; but in every State where there was fear ef losing the election it was avoided. Mr. Pomeroy explained that colored suffrage was before the Senate, and it was needless to complicate it with female suffrage. The question on Mr. Cowan’s amendment was then called for, and respited as follows; Yeas—Anthony, Brown, Buckalew, Cowan, Foster, Nesmith, Patterson, Biddle and Wade, 0; nays, SIS; absent or not voting, Messrs. Cr.i gin, Fowler, (i uthric, Johnaoik McDougall and Nf, B. The amendment was vfA. Sir. Dixon ottered an amendment that no person should vote unless he can write and read his own name. Mr. Hendricks said lie would vote for iti Mr. Sanlsbury said lie never would vote for negro suffrage. The Senate then adjourned. HOUSE. Unanimous consent was a kml for the in troduction of resolutions assigning to the iloyal States the right to tax National Banks in lieu ot State claims for war expenses; calling for information as to the withdrawal of the nation al currency, and declaring that the withdrawal of more than $4,'£30,000 a month would not add to the general welfare; that the constitutional amendment is the most concilKatory offeij that the rebel States could expect, and that the the ory of universal amnesty ought to he discour aged by every loyal patriot. Ohjoctioiuk b« ing made none of the resolutions were introduced The hill to repeal the statute of limitation so faros relates to treason and capital offejnces, which was reported yesterday from the Judici ary Committeehv ftlr Lawrence,of Ohio,came up in regular older in the afternoon hour. Mr. Jenlcs made a Speech against it, arguing that the statute, of 17!K) should be regarded as the statute of peace and repose. Mr. Rogers followed, on the same side ot the ! question. He declared his position to be in op position to inflicting on the South or on the North citizenship by virtue of any Congres sional legislation or constitutional amendment. He was in favor of liberty, but not in favor of negro suffrage. The radicals were morally guilty of treason against the Constitution, just as much as the rebels were who took up arms to defend their rights against what he consid ered to be the proscription or tyrrany of the Government He declared he would stand by the l*fcisideiit from one end of Ids roeou^iruc tion policy to the other. He believed the Pres ident would go down to posterity as one of the brightest jurists that ever illumined tile coun try. (Laughter). Although the President might be scoffed at, might be ridiculed, might be abused, might he trampled upon by trpitors to the Constitution of their country and by dis linioniets, Almighty God, at least, would have his name in letters of gold upon the altar of Christianity. (Loud laughter, which the Sneak er vainly strove to suppress). He believea that one pun* man at least loved his country, and would stuud by the Constitution and laws at «11 hazards. He knew that this Congress would like to he able to resort to the ostracism of an cient Greece, or the despotisms of modern Rus sia. He knew that no sense of right would ar rest the reckless clouds of despotism and tyr rany that hung over their heads. But never theless, so long as he could be here, and it would be but lor a short time, (renewed laugh ter), he knew that the Almighty had not given him power to divine the future, hut ho had giv en linn a heart, and that heart was wedded to the Constitution. All that he would ask when lie died was that the legacy of the Constiution might be ban led down to his posterity is the brightest casket of civil liberty ever eitfen to the Western or Eastern Continent, to the de generate sons of noble sires. (Renewed laugh ter). Although he was a young man, although his warning voice might not bo heard or might be scoffed at by millions who might see his words in print, yet he felt it his duty to? warn the neopie that they must preserve that inval uable instrument, the Constitution, and must be governed by it as a land-mark of civil liber ty, under which the Democratic party had led the country to greatness and glory for seventy years. Mr. Rogers resumed his seat notwithstanding he was invited to go on. On motion of Mr. Lawrence the bill was re committed 1 o the Judiciary Committee. Mr. Blaine, from the Military Committee, re ported a hill aathorizing the President to con fer brevet rank ou officers of the United States army on account of gallaiit conduct in tin1! vol unteer service. The bill was read three tones and passed. Tlio bill to regulate the appointments to and removals from office was discussed and various amendments offered, and disposed of without conclusive action. The bill was postponed till to-morrow and ordered to be printed with all the pending amendments. Mr. C»x>per presented the credentials of Mr. Epperson, Representative elect bom the second district of Texas. Referred to the Reconstruc tion Committee. The House at 3.35 adjourned. Alii fo Vernwls Dan isirn*. Boston, Dec. 12. Capt. Fcngar, of steam revenue cutter I'aw tnxet, lias received orders from the Secretary ot tlie Treasury to cruise until the 1st ot April from Cape Ann around Nantucket Shoals to Holmes s Hole and through Vineyard Sound, for tlie purpose ot rendering aid to vessels that may be in distress. Colton llereiiit,, Moriuk, Dec. 11. Tlie receipts of cotton at all ports since Sep tember 1st amount to 540,000 h.Ues. There was no export of cotton to foreign ports from this port the past week. Fiom Now Orleans tlie foreign exports were 10,000 bales, nearly all to England. There was some buying at New Or leans on English account. FHOM MEXICO. THE ASS A t ' LT OX MAT AMOR AS. Loss or (he Assaulting Party. , Baltimore, Dec. 12. v ui tlier details of.tlie battle at. Matamorus an* at band. The commander of the assault ing forces reports tlie loss of half his men in the assault on Fort Monterri. lie says their failure was owing to the want ot scaling lad ders. Escobado’s loss was 200 killed, 100 wounded and between .*J4i0 and 400 prisoners.— Canales’ loss all tokl was about 100. It is said that Escobado boasted that if he bud succeeded lie would have crossed the river juio Texas,and whipped out the Yankees. A large number of wounded officers of Eseoba do’s army have arrived at Brownsville. Canales and Escobado had met and cmbrac 4*d each other in tho presence olden. Sedg wick. Fmrs.of m n attack upon tlie United States forces while inoccupation ot Matamoras, ha<l l^d to extensive preparations for their defense on the .Brownsville side *if the river, from whenee the entire U. S. military would have crossed had it been upoessary.» The higher classes of Mexicans «li<l not re gard the American. occupation of Matamorus, iu a friendly way. The evacuation of Duregou by the Imperi alists, and, its occupation by the Liberals is con firmed. JNHW V ORK, DOC. 12. Steamer Eagle, l'rom Havana, 8th in-t., has arrived. Steamer Eider, from Vera Cruz, 6th iu*d., liad arrived at Havana. She brings intelli geuc«‘ that Maximilian had decided to abandou the Empire, and a proclamation communicat ing sjaid liict had appeared. «J. S. ship Srts<Jncnm\ma had arrived at Sac rificios. The Vera Cruz .journals attribute to Sher frtan and Campbell's arrival, the determination of Maximilian to re oiaiu, and they call upon Mexicans to prevent the absorption of their country with the United States. Gem. S. Pinaon^iad Valezeattackod ZacauH ■"barO, according to'the Cronista, w ith 1200 men and four pieces oi artillery, but w'eiv repulsed by the garrison, although it consisted of only loomed. The Liberals retreaded to the hills. The Liberals made three distinct attacks on Tuloneingo, demanding its surrender. The garrison, which consisted of vSOO Mexicans, re* I pulsed every attack. | The Estate tte, of Mexico, of rl»e 26th inst., say : The French citizens who escaped mas ■ -acre at Sonora, are beginning to arrive at that | city, and others had escaped to Lower Califor nia. Two priests had arrived at Guay mas, one of whom had walked sixty leauges. Gen. Costagny reached Guadalajara on the full, with 1400 men. It is leported he went there to cover the retreat of the garrison of I Mazatlau. There were anchored at Mnzatlan, six iuen of-war, two ot which were American. Commandant llerthclin was killed at Bar ranca del Betran. Havana, Dec. 8.—Among the passengers per Eider was the private Secretary of Maximil ian. He leaVeS for New York in the Eagle.— ! He lias been very private and reserved since ) liis arrival, and it may be possible ho carries ! dispatches or has particular business to leave I Mexico. San Francisco, Dec. 12. Steamer Contiuemal has arrived from Ma zatlan. She brings intelligence of the evacua tion of that place by the Imperialists and French troops, Nov. 11 th. It was believed Gen. Coronna would attack the French troops while embarking, and the fleet in return Avould shell the city. The American Consul volun teered his services to induce Coronna to let the French troops depart in fieftce, wnich was un successful, Coronna having declared it tub duty to inflict as much injury as possible. The same evening, the Liberals made an attack upon the French troops without effect. The next day a strong attack was made and hard fight ing took place, the French losing liervily in men and officers. The Admiral sent a flag of truce to Coronna, the result of which was, the French w ere allowed to evacuate the place.— The same afternoon, and without the least dis order, the French did so, and were greeted trit h great enthusiasm. On the arrival of the Continental at Mazat lau, the Liberal Government proposed to seize her for violation ol the neutrality laws, during the past two years. This was energetically op posed by Captain Shirley of steamer Suawnee, and the steamer was allowed to leave. Affairs in Lower California arc at length quiet. Navarette, the revolutionist, lias been driven from his position as Governor, and Gov. Pediia has assumed management of affairs. .It is said that f ol. Gaston De Artois, the Liberal officer who seized the Mexican Impe rial brig Basco, at Cape St. Lucas, sailed this morning for Mexico with the vessel, loaded with Liberal soldiers. Nrcw Orle ans, Doc. 12. The well informed correspondent of the Pic- j ajrune, writing from Vera Cruz on the 2d. gives | the following information:— The empire has just passed through a serious j crisis. Maximilian has proved himself a clever j gold seeker. He has drawn blood from ast. ne. i He has obtained money from the bishops and clergy of this country. A few days ago there , was placed at the Emperor's disposal $25,000, 000 for immediate use. and promised a similar i sum annually to enable him to keep up an army. The merchants of Mexico pledged I themselves at the same time to give $10,000,000 annually, and on these terms he has decided upon retaining his crown and shedding the last drop of his blood in defence of the nation. By steamship Continental, from Mazatlau, we have the following news from Nortlioni Mexico: The French forces evacuated Durango on the 13th of November, thus leaving the port free from the forces of Maximilian. The French, while on their retreat to the city of Mexico, were v.-ry much harrassed by the Liberal forces. At a place named Arcvael, twenty-four miles from Durango, on the road to Soinbrento, the French column was entirely cut up, leaving 200 men and thiity-one pieces of artillery on the battle held. Guadalajara advices ol Nov. 12th, from reli able sources, state that Maximilian was Still at Orizaba, with ths intention to abdicate. His Ministry sent a committee of three of their number to have an interview with him, but he refused to receive them. The French will recognize the government of Juarez, and through the mediation of the United States will settle general claims. To this effect they will appoint n commission of three to meet at “Washington. A similar com mission of three Mexicans, composed of Sen orsLoido, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fran cisco Zeareo, the ancient statesman, and Rom ero, the Moxicrn Minister. Incase the com mission cannot agree, then {three citizens of the United States will be appointed as medi ators. San Luis Potosi was evacuated Nov. 13th. In accordance with orders the French will withdraw next spridg. Thiy will concentrate in the city of Mexico, and will leave the gov ernment in the hands of Porforic Diaz. FROM EUROPE \ E W S 15 V T El E CABLE. Illness of the American Ambassa dor at Berlin. The Arrest of Surratt. Evacuation of Home by the Erencli. Berlin, Dec. 11.—Gov. Wright, the American Ambassador, is seriously ili. Rome, Dec. 11.—The man who gave the in formation which led to the arrest of Surratt is a French Canadian mimed St. Marie. He was formerly a Union soldier, and afterwards served in the Papal Zouaves. lie and Sur ratt were in love with the same lady in Wash ington, and St. Marie betrayed Surratt through jealousy. He says Surratt told him that Mr. Lincoln’s assassination was a preconcerted plot, that he (Surratt) carried direct from Jef ferson Davis’s Cabinet at Biehmond the prin cipal details of the plot to Washington, and that the assassination was not only in aceord ance with the desires of Davis’s pabinet, but was done by their directions and orders. This morning the French troops evacuated the castle of St. Angelo. The French flag was run down and the Pontifical colors hoisted.— The 2bth regiment has left for France. The Pope will stay at Civita Veechia ten days. Dresden, Dec. 11.—The Saxon officers refuse to servo under Prussia and have resigned. London, Dec. 11—Evening. — A quantity of arms intended for the use of the Fenians, and all the fittings of a gun-shop, were to-day seized at Cardiff while on tlmir way to Ire land. *the steamer Bolivar has been seized in the Medway on suspicion of being a Fenian cruis er. A large quantity of arms and ammuni tion and thirty tons of gunpowder were found on board the Rteamer. Florence, Dec..11.—The Italian Government lias determined upon founding large navy yards in the newly acquired Province of Ve netia, to be fitted with all the appliances for

building and repairing vessels. The work is to be commenced immediately. ,, . _ A , New' York, Dec. 12. Special telegrams contain the following: no me,Dec. 12.—The French Minister, Count Montbcllo, has informed the Pope that if he withdraws from Rome, the French troops will give lum no support.. WASHINGTON. the case OF SURRATT. Amendments to the National Cur rency Laws. Washington, llec. 12. It m nmlerstofid here in semi-official circles, that the criminal Surratt will he offered his pardon on condition that he will testily as a juithlul witness against all the parties who knew or had connection, cither directly or iu «H«cUjr. with the atrocious plot. The first ease to lie called by the U. S. Su e.rc£e,Vourt to-morrow, is tliat ot Frederick Is. Sickles vs Hoyden W. Evans, after which the case of the Union Manufacturing Com pany vs John 11. Luuudsberr.v. Judge Curtis and Mr. Kelley will appear for plaintiff com pany, and Mr St nightuu tor the appeal.— These are important patent eases. The dock et has been entirely relieved of Southern cases peuding from the commencement of the late rebellion, they having Iieen continued or sub mitted. The Court will now resume the call ot the regular docket. The Committee on Banking and Currency to-day agreed upon various amendments to the lull reported last Ju I), but not then acted upon, .to amend tile national currency laws. Amotig other tilings, they provide that the officers of every association shall be managed by no less than five dircetdrs, one of them the President. Every director during liis entire term ot office must be a eitizeu of the United States, and at least three-fourths of the directors must have resided in the St ite or district in which the as sociation is located one year. Each director must own ail east ten shares of stock. Anoth er amendment proposes the words “Philad 1 pliia and Boston" shall be stricken out ef the present law, so that New York maybe the only place of redemption. A' new section is added, viz:—“Noassociation shall allow any member to withdraw, or permit to be withdrawn, any portion of the capital, and if loss be sustained anm^iouuu c4u.11 l-o or e XC0e<.Ll 11 <X ItS undivided profits then on hand, no dividend shall he made, and no dividend shall ever be made by any association while it shall con tiiwo it imiikiag operations to-any amount greater than its net profits ttien on baud and deducting therefrom its losses and had debts. Toe Comptroller of the currency, V til the approbation ot the Secretary of the Treas ury, as often as may be deemed necessary and proper, is required to appoint .a suitable' per son to make ini examination of the affairs of every banking institution. Such person is uot to be a Director or other officer in any associa tion whose affairs he shall be appointed to ex amine. No association is to be subject to any other visitorial power, except such as is vested in the several courts of law and chancery. It is proposed to substitute a new section for the 21st of the amendatory act of March, 1883, so that upon transfer and delivery of bonds to the treasurer, the Comptroller of Currency may furnish to the association making the same circulating notes of different denomi nations in blank, registered ahd .ountersigned equal in amount to DO per centum of the cur rent market value of United States bonds so transferred and delivered, but not exceeding 90 per centum of the amount of said bonds at the par value thereof If bearing interest in coin at a rate oi not less than five j e.- centum per annum, the amount of such circulating notes to he furnished to each association shall uot Ire more in proportion to its paid capital than as follows: ‘‘T » each association whose capital shall uot exceed $.100,000, ninety per centum ot snch capital. To each association whose capital exceeds $300,000, but does not $500,000, eighty per centum of such capital.— To each association whose capital exceeds $500,000, hut does notexceed $1,000,000, seventy per centum of snch capital. To each associa tion whose capital exceeds one million, fifty per centum of such capital; but no association shall have an amount oi circulating notes ex ceeding one million, aud every association hav ing a larger amount of circulating notes than is herein prescribed shall, as soon as practica ble, withdraw from circulation and return to the Comptroller of Currency, to l»e cancelled, all its circulating notes in excess ot he limits heroin prescribed; and in case any association shall be unable to return its own circulating notes as herein required, it may return the circulating notes at any other national hank ing as.eyjon. Any existing bank or bank ing assoaiatroa ovgn.iized under laws of any State not having tts proportionate share of hanking capital, which shall have applied for authority to become a national hank or, licing organized, shall have applied for an increase of capital before July 1st, 18CS,shall, if found by the Comptroller of currency ho in good standing and credit, receive authority to become a National bank, and new associations may be organized in States and territories which have secured th.- least rateable proportion of circu lating notes, providing the entire amount of circulating notes to 1st delivered to batiks con verted trom State to National banking associ ations, or to banks whose capital shall bo found as aforesaid shall not pxeeed $15,000,000. The total amount ot circulating notes to the new associations so organized shall not exceed $15, 000,01s) until after tlie 1st of January, 1800, when ii any portion of tho $15,000,000 circulating not- s allotted for the conversion of existing State hanks shall remain unappropriated, the amount so remaining maybe used for the or ganization of banks, and the iucrease of circu lation cl National banks is to be restricted as now, an-1 it is not at any time to exceed the sum of $300,000. The remainder of tho new bill is substantially as reported last July. Tlie House to-day, on motion of Mr. Hooper, who has the hill in charge, ordered it to be printed. WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENCE. Rebel Funds turned over to tlie United States. S O U THE MX STYLE OE IIE COXSTll UC TIOX, Establishment of Territorial Gov eramcBts. | REPVBMCAN CANDiDATE FOR PRESIDENT. New Yobk, Dec. 12. A Washington dispatch says U. S. Treasurer Spinner to-day received a letter from the rebel agent in Europe, enclosing a certificate of de posit of the rebel government of £400. lie stated in his letter that inasmuch as no such government was in existence, the money be longed to the United States. Mr. Spinner gave orders to-day to have, it sold and the proceeds turned over to the Treasury. AVWashington dispatch says Judge Able, who holds an official position in Mississippi, met Dr. Sydney, of the same State in Capital Square this afternoon. The Judge came up and addressed the Doctor as tallows: “’You are a renegade Southerner; what are you doing hero?” The response was a knockdown blow. A challenge from Judge Able followed. They were to fight with rifles on the Virginia “here to-ilay at noon; Ini' the matter was subse quently amicably arranged. The Commercial’s Washington special says arraegements have been made by the District Marshal for tile safe keeping of Surratt when he arrives, and liis speedy trial. IBTherc are indications that Congress will not authorize the issue of additional national bank noles, but may reduce the amount which some hanks are authorized to issue, so that the South may have more hanks ami currency. Leading Republicans advocate the Territori al plan as the only practical solution of the re constructicn question. Memorials from loyal ists in the late insurrectionary States will shortly lie presented to Congress, asking for the overthrow of the existing State govern ments, and the establishment of territorial governments based upon negro suffrage, and the perpetual exclusion from the franchise of all who have borne arms against the Union. A movement is organising in Washington to run Speaker Colfax as the Republican candi dalc lor President at the next, election, with Senator Howard as Vice President. Wnr of Exlorniinnlion on Ynnkcr* mid NcgrocN in North Cnrolimi. New York, Dec. 12. The Herald's Raleigh (N. C.) correspondent r ijs the Regulators in that State are at work robbing Yankees and negroes. They have burned a gin house belonging to a Northern er. Another Northerner was shot and negroes are shot and hung nearly every day. Virginia Opim-ed m Hie Constitutional Anirnilinrnt. Richmond, Va., Dec. 12. A careful count has been made of those Known to favor and those known to oppose the adoption ot the constitutional amendment, and the result is that only four members of the Legislature can be relied on to give it their sanction. Tkc Neruda Aennfor«liip. . . . _ ^ ^AN Francisco, Dec 12. Advices from Nevada are to the effect that the re-election of Senator Nye is almost certain The Murdered Maine Soldiers.—The N \. Times’ special Washington dispatch says: The Committee, of which Mr. Pike, of Maine; is to lie chairman, authorized to investigate the murder of certain soldiers in South Carolina, having been clothed with authority to send tor persons and papers, will conduct its investiga tion in this city. PORTLAND AND riClNITY. New AdverliwuimlH To-Oity. NEW ADVERTISEMENT COLUMN. For Sale and Lease. Auction Sale—K. M. Patten & Co. Old Sewing Machines Exchanged. Cliristmas Gifts—Hudson & ltlako. W anted—Situation. Barber Shop for Sale. White Pine Lumber—G. W. Cobb & Co. To Box Manufacturers. THE COURTS. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT. BEFORE JUDGE FOX. Wednesday.—In the case of the United States v William Faster, which was on trial Tuesday, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty. In the action of United State* v Edward A. Mar wick, smuggling opium, the case was dismissed with out costs. G. b. Talbot. Evans & Putnam. United States V Brig ,1. Polledn, II. T. Machln, claimant. In tlds case, which was a libel against the brig for smuggling opium, on proclamation the vessel waa declared lOrfcit. G. P. Talbot. Evans & Pidoaui. In Admiralty.—John Curlt, libellant, v steamer H. 11. Day. Libel for damages for cutting dow» pluin titl ’a sail boat in a collision with said steamer, caus ed, as is alleged, by the.negligence of those In com mand on board the steamer. The evidence Was put in, and Mr. Barnes made the argument for respond ents. SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. CRIMINAL TERM.—TAPLEY J, PRESIDING. Wednesday—Thomas Armstrong, who hail liccn convicted of receiving 6tolen goods—iron bars from the lot ol tlio late Judge Putter in the Easiern Ceme tery—was sentenced to sixty days imprisonment in the County Jail. The case of John O'Neal, which was on trial Tues was argued to tho jury by Mr. Reed for Urn accused, and Mr. Webb tor Hie State. The jtiry resumed a verdict of guilty. His counsel filed a motion to set aside the verdict and for a new trial. Charles O’Neal was tried on an Indictment charg ing him with receiving stolen goods—the goo is stolen by John O’Neal. He was defended by Messrs. Smith & Read. Verdict, guiltyv -— MUNICIPAL COUEi. •IUDOE KJNGSEl'BV fRESIDlNO. Wednesday.—W. II. Stephenson, the colored fel low that robbed Mr. Blake of his watch on Tuesday night, as stated in the Preao of Wednesday, was brought up for examination. D. H.'tngraha$i, Esq., appeared for him. He pleaded not guilty, htat after the statement of Mr. Blake had been made, and un der advice of his counsel, lie waived further examin ation, and in default of $500 ball for his apfiearanco at the March term of tho S. J. Court, he was commit ted to jail. [In onr statement of this ease yesterday, We did> unintentionally, great injustice to Alexander Ste phenson, a worthy colored young man, in eoiiound ing his name with that of William H.) George Green, for assault ami battery on John Da vis, was finod $10 and costs, and ordered to. recog nize in the sunt of $I00 to keep the peace sixmonthu. Refusing to do either, he was committed to jaO. John Sidney was bronght up, charged wifh.roeeiv ing stolen goods—the two coals which, a fciv days since, we mentioned os having been stolen by hoys from the houses of Mr. Stanley and Air. Pag*. rio furnished sureties in the sum of *500 for his appear ance at the March term ot tho S. J. Court D. H. Ingraham, Esq., appeared fer Sidney. James Hayes, for drunkenness and disturbance, was fined $5 and costs. Committed. Hayes ii an old oflender. William French, for drunkenness and disturbance, paid a fine of $3 and costs. M ilium Causer and George Webster, under search and seizure processes,paid $22.2G each. —— - -.1^.. ■. - - ■ i Merlins in Uelafiaa to fin c ling h jCan grcgntioiial Church. 1 lie adjourned meeting of members of fin Second and Third Parishes, was held at the vestry ot the Chestnut Street M. E. Church, last evening, Mr. Charles Small presiding.— There were but one or two members bf the Secoml Parish present. Prayer was offered by Deacon Crie. Mr. William E. Gould road the proceedings of the Third Church, at a meeting held last Friday evening, a copy of which proceedings had been sent to the Second Church, and were as follows: 7 , ®.’ the late fire the meet ing-imnse of the iluru Parish oi l be city was destroyed, and by the derangement consequent upon the removal lima tl»o lower part of the city oi Romany families connected with our Parish, as well as bv the severe losses sus tained by manygnf out congregation, it has become weLI-uigh iuipj actioal.le to build in such a manner as mil ensure an attractive house of woiship, abut se cure a iiast or of ability. Therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the feeling ot this church that It is most desirable, lor the sake of the cause we have at heart more deeply than thut of any local church attachment, to seek for a union with other Christians in the lower portion of the city, and to uuioe with them in forming one strong and influential church of our own chosen denomination. And inasmuch as the Parisli connected with this church lias control of funds to the amcuut of least $10,000, it is to be desir ed that this sum shall be consolidated with such oilier amounts as are held by any other Parish in our vicin ity now similary situated, Resolved, Tnatwc as a church do hereby pledge ourselves to relinquish our present name and organi rati°,£.?rh.c,,(JVer a “nicu can be effected of the Second and Third Parishes. That we as a church do hereby ask tho Thud Parish to take such steps as will enable the Parish to convey their entire property whenever such preliminary steps have been concluded as will ensure on? erection of one attractive meeting-house of the Congregational order, near the locality of the Second ami Third l'arishi s. Resolved, That we propose to the Second Church lo takeaerfon with ourselves and together with us and with such as will be gathered in, build unto the Lord a house worthy of his name, leaving to the future all details oi name and officers, .knd to this end we ask said church to a friendly conference at a meeting to be held at the Vestry of the Methodist Church, on chestnut Street, next Wcdneseay eveuing, the 12th, so that the blessing of tlio Lord may be upon us in that union which is strength. Mr. Gould then read the reply of the Second Church to the above resolutions (published in another place.) After som<3 conversation, Deacoii Eel ward Gould remarked that as matters now stood he thought nothing was to be gained by uniting with the Second Parish, and, under the present state of feeling that Society could not be in creased. He was in favor of opening a sub scription paper for the purpose oi erecting a new church. Surnuel Lincoln, Esq., of tlic Second Parish said so far as his intercourse with members of the Second Parisli extended, the feeling was in favor of uniting the two churches. Mr. \V. E. Gculd said the Second Parish had made an appeal for aid to the High Street and State Street Churches and the response from these churches was that tho Secoud and Third Churches should unite and that there should be but oue church formed. A committee was appointed to convey this action to the two churches and in consequence of this tho Third Church passed the resolutions at their meeting on Friday evening. After remarks from several members of the Third Parish, Deacon Gould moved that a sub scription paper for the erection of a Church, be started, based on raising not less than $10, 000, ami that the corporate property of both the Second and Third Parishes be applied to further the enterprise. Dea. Gould stated that the lot of land belong ing to the Third Parish, at 75 cents per foot was worth $4,500, and they had cash in the Savings Bank $5,S00, making a total of $10,300, besides a quantity of bricks valued at two or three hundred dollars. Mr. Albert J. Merrill thought the provi o re lating to the Second Parish should he stricken from the preamble of the subscription pajier, as that Parish declines to unite in forming a new church. To tliis it was replied that the action of the Second Church was confined to a few members. The gTeat body of pew-holders in that Parish had nothing to.do with the action of the Church. The subscription list was then started, and in a few moments the amount of $2,350 was sub scribed. It was then voted that Dea. Edward Gould, Mr. William Thompson and Mr. liazcu Ghaso he a committee to circulate the subscription paper. The meeting then adjourned. We learn that the annual sermon before the “Association for the Belief of Aged, Indigent Women” will bo preached in Central Chnrch, next. Sunday evening, by the Bev. Mr. Allen.— A contribution will he taken for the benefit of the Society. It is hoped that onr citizens will contribute liberally to this worthy object, as the Fire, while largely reducing its income from subscribers, has tended to render this valuable Institution even moro useful and necessary. The Pnj'HOu Memorial. PROCEEDINGS OP THE SECOND PARISH CHURCH. At a meeting of the Second Parish Church holden Tuesday evening, I)ce. lltli. tlic follow ing preamble and resolutions were unanimous ly adopted, in answer to a eonimnnication re ceived from the Third Parish C'hureli in this city, bearing date Dec 7th, the substance of which commun e t on it will he observed is em bodied in w'hat follows: To the Third Parish Church, Portland:— Brethren:— Your communication of the 7th iust. to this Church, proposing that wo relin quish our present name and organization when ever a union of the Second and Third Parishes can lie ntieetod, and "together with you and such as may be gathered in, build unto the I.ord a house worthy ,,f his name,” has been considered, and action taken thereon as fol lows : Retlined. That inasmuch as this Church and Society, on the 11th of duly last, n solved to re tain their organization under the name and title of the Second Parish Church and Society, and that act having been approved by a large number of Christian Ministers and brethren, we do not. under existing circumstances, see canse for the relinquishment either ot the name or organization. ifesoieea, undue hereby repeat our iuviti tion of September ITtlitotlie Third Church, to cast in your lot with us and combine your available resources with ours, and unite with us in rearing a substantial and commodious sanctuary under the name already adopted anil universally accepted as most consonaat with our bygone history and the sacred memories that cluster around the Second Parish Church. The following is the im itation above referred to in the seeoud resolution, to which no an wer from the Third Church has ever been received: The Church and Society of the Second Parish to the Church and Society of the Third Parish, Grectinr/;—Brethren and Friends;—You are probably aware that soon alter the calamitous lire that laid both our Sanctuaries iu ashes, v?e resolved on re-building our place of worship. Om Pastor undertaking the arduous but neces sary and urgent work of soliciting lu^ds for that important purpose. lie has entered on his work, and meets with much encouragement. Tn the present state of our city, especially that portion of it where botli nur Sanctuaries were located, and consid ering the impoverished condition ot many fam ilies in both our societies, it seems greatly inex pedient to contemplate or attempt the simulta neous erection of both our churches. We, tbereiorc, the members of the Second Parish Church and Society, invite yen to cast iu your lot with us, to combine your available resources with ours, and to unite with us in rearing a substantial and commodious Sanctu aty under the name already adopted and uni versally accepted as most consonant yjtb our bygone history and the sacred memories that cluster around the .Second Parish Chutjh. It is our desire to perpetuate in conjunction with the Evangelic cuurches in our city the preach ing of the Everlasting Gospel, to hear our col lective testimony to its sacred and saving truth, and to 1 transmit to our posterity, the high aud precious i rivileges attendant on the mainten ance of Christian worship, and the pn session and practical issues of the fiith once delivered to the Saints. Trusting that you Jhnour with us iu this desire, and that you will be Divinely guided in your action on this our invitation, we commend yon to God and to the word, of his grace, who is aide to build us up, and to give us an inheritance among all them that are sanc tified. S. W. LaniiARBE, Chairman, •los. IT. Webster, Secretary. Portland, Sept. 17, l»iri. For the information of all persons interested the Second Church and Parish desire to say, that atthe present time of writing, they luive in money and other property upwards of 3-10,000 available toward tbe erection of tho new Chnrch. Tbe foregoing i.s published by Vote of the Church. I), o. Perry, Scribe. Portland, Dec. VI, 18«f,. ('Iirintiaa Association Ixifuit^ The third of the course of lectures under the auspices of the Young Men’s Christian Associ ation, was delivered lust evening at the Cen lral Church, by Rev. Dr. Stockbridge. The lecturer gave a nlea ant and familiar a<x aunt of a week’s sight-seeing in Athens. The lecture commences with an allusion to the early wishes of the scholar that lie may have an opportunity to visit lands, and walk amid scenes made memorable in the pnjges of classic story. This is followed by a brief sketch of the ocean voyage and the sail tip the Medi terranean—the landing in Messina, Sicily, and the incidents connected with the embarkation on board the French steamer, and on the voy age from Sicily to Greece. The day of landing at the harbor of Athens corresponded with our Fourth of July in the national life of Greece. A description is given of what toll un der the observation of the lecturer on this fes tive day. The day after the arrival iu Athens was devoted to making geveral observations, and getting Cursory views of the city. The second day was spent in visiting the Aorcpolis, and several hours were given to that most in teresting Spot, iu the examination of the ruins of the Parthenon, and the other sacred edifices which adorned (he celehraied hill of Athens. Then “Areopagus,” or tlic " Hill of Mars,” was visited, and the imagination was left to conjure up the scene which met the eye of St. Paul, to which allusion is made in the 17th chapter of Acts. The “ Puyx,” the Ilema” or rostiuiu on which Demosthenes stood when he aildress ed his fellow citizens, the Prison of Socrates, each was examined. This was succeeded by a ramble to the famous temple of Theseus, and a survey of tile curious and interesting relics of antiquity which have been gathered within its trails. The whole day was an exciting, toil • some, but most instructive one. The third day, which was the Sabbath, was spent in at tendance on the services of the Greek Church, and at tlic English Chapel, where out own countryman, Rev. Dr. Hill, is Chaplain. The fourth Jay was spent in quiet walks about the city, a ramble through the beautiful grounds ot the Royal Palace, and a visit to the photo graphic studio of one of the best artists ia Ath ens, from whose large collection of views Mere selected quite a number of pictures of ruins, etc., in the city. The fifth day was devoted to an excursion to Eleusis, not far from twenty miles from Athens. An amusing extract va given by the lecturer from one of the late Pres. Felton’s letters, in which he speaks of Ills own experience in returning from Eleusis hi Ath ens. The sixth day was passed in Athens. The school of Dr. and Mrs. Hill was visited, the river Ilyssus was crossed, and a a solitary walk taken over the sit • of the old Stadium, or race ground of ancient Greece, the hill hack of the Stadium climbed, and tine views obtained of the city and its surroundings. The last day was a busy one. It was the day before “ Good Friday,” and the whole population was astir making preparations for the celebration of the holiday. An excellent opportunity was afford ed to see the people as they crowded the streets, and hurried from shop toyshop to procure such articles as they needed for the celebration of one of their moat sacred days. The audience was rather larger than on pre vious occasions, auil listened with undivided attention. The next lecture will be delivered next Wednesday evening, at the Chestnut Street church, by Prof. Agassiz. Stone Fronts.—Most people will be sur prised to know, that the stone fronts which adorn many of our reconstructed buildings arc not much more expensive than brick. For instance, wc are told that the beautiful front to the Merchants’ Hank cost only $3000, and it is estimated that the stone for the Libby block on Middle street, will lost only §100 more than brick. To say nothing of such considerations as the beauty of the city, handsome buibliugs like these are worth more in the market, for sale or to rent, by at least double tlio extra cost. Ten per ceut of $400 is only $10. Does not everybody know that a store with au at tractive front will command $100 more than another equally commodious hut scowling on the street with an u<£y brick face? Mr. Editor:—You copied an item frbra the Boston Journal of the extraordinary sailing of the yacht Tea Hanger, making the run from Portland Breakwater to Thatcher’s Island in 11 hours and ten minutes. I can find any num ber of coasters that will accomplish the same in eight and a half and nine hours. The distance from Townsend to this port is not 45 miles, bnt 35 miles. Neptune. Intern al IIevende Statement, showing tlio amount of assessments certified Viy Nath'l G. Marshall, Assessor of the 1st district of Maine, to Nathaniel J. Miller, Collector of said district, during the month of October, 1886: Amount monthly list, *88,312.54 Amount previously certified during the fiscal ye»r 18G6, 372,188.88 Total, *410,499.22 I’BOMBNADE Concert. — The Grand Con cert tobe given hy the 17th Maine ltegiment Association, at Mechanic’s Hall this evening commences at 8 o’clock. Dancing will com mence at 0 o’clock. It will be a brilliant af fair and those who wish to attend should se | cure tickets early to-day. The H.liif Fund khH the Churrhra. To the Editor or the Press: Every church erected in a community is an enduring monument, whi;h testifies in the ' Nearest manner to the intelligence of the peo J’1'' before tlie fire our citizens had reason to proud of the number of these eloqueut cx 1" u* nts oi their liberality and enlightenment, nun l 111 ra,amity ’wept away a large 1 " f o them, and to-day our church-lov mg people are scattered hither and thither, with crippled means, wholly unable to rebuild their temples without liberal aid from abroad which, at this late day, it i» hardly wise to re l.y upon. Now, a writer in the Press, who signs him self "B.,” has made a suggestion right to the point, and one which must enlist the sympathy and hearty co-operation of all liberal-minded Christians, under which category, it is hoped, is embraced our whole community, “fi.'s" proposition is to divide the surplus funds now in the hands of the Relief Committee, or a portion of them, equally among the societies who are struggling to rebuild their desolated altars, thus enabling them to complete their difficult if not otherwise impossible undertak ings, and in a manner, too, which will redound to Ibo honor of our city. This is indeed a most wise suggestion, aud should lie acted upon at once. It does seem that there should be some jiennuncnt record left to our children of the liberality and Christian benevolence of our brothers in other cities, ami since we cannot have a portion of the money they have so free ly given us used to establish a model tenement system, which would elevate tha condition of the pooT and shorten onr criminal records, ltt it be used in rebuilding our lost churches. Another B. Bov Drowned —Yesterday forenoon Mich ael Donovan, about fourteen years of age, whose n o her r< s'des on Clark • reel, went ont to the “Basin” i'o company with two other boys, for the purpose of skating. The ice be ing thin, it gave way while the lads were skat ing and Donovan and one of the others went under. The boy in company with Donovan got out safe. Mr. F. 9. Palmer, being in that neighborhood hearing the eateries of the two boys ran to the place and succeeded in hook ing Donovan out whore the water was seven feet deep; but life was extinct, aa tire boy bad been in the water nearly au hour. Coroner Gould was called aud lie visited the the place and heard all the circumstances.— The boy’s mother was ptesent and she was per fectly satisfied with the investigation of Un Coroner and thought, with him that no in quest was necessary. Dot this sad accident serve as a warning to lads not to venture on the ice until it has had plenty of timo to freeze to a proper thickness for skating. Iemperance Meeting.—There was a large andienc ■ present at the Congress Street M. E. Chapel Tuesday evening, to listen to the lec ture of Rev. L. «T. Fletcher, of Bath, the Agent and Lecturer of the Grand Division of the Son* of Temperance of Maine. The lecturer touch ed upon the cost and the great evils of inti in perauce, and enforced the doctrine of total ab stinence in a moral and religious point of view, and in a manner that went to the hearts of his heareis. He i3 to visit our city again sometime in -Jan uary, when efforts will be made to organize the children and youth of our city into temperance societies, in connection with the Sunday Schools. Ho will then call upon onr citizens for contributions towards a fund of $10,000, which it is proposed to raise to prosecute tho work the Grand Division has in band. Caution to Watchmen.—A gentleman hav ing a number ol men in hie employ, to tend firca during the night in order to dry the plas tering, concluded a few nights since to take his dog and go round and see how the fires were and how the men got along. About midnight he went into one building, np the stairs, ami in the room (which was quite wnrml found one of his men seated on a barrel with his back against the wall, sound asleep, with his head going“nid, nid. nodding.” The dog had no sooner got sight of the man’s head making motions at him than, with a loud hark, he sprang toward the sleeper, causing him to start with terror, iu such a manner as to roll the barrel towards the dog, aud disappearing himself behind it on the door, where, after a series of the most ludicrous squirmings and contortions he managed to re gain his feet, with an expression of intense as tonishment as though something awful had happened, but what, be could not toll. P. P. School Sessions. Portland, Dec. 12,1866. Mr. Editor:—I understand that the School Committee have now in discussion the question whether the High School in this city shall com mence at 9 o’clock in the morning, or continue as at present, half past eight. 1 am confident if the Committee were aware of the great in convenience which the present arTangemcut entails upon both parents and children, thc> would immediately return to the old establish ed hour. And I hope parents will agitate this mutter until the Committee will be compelled by sheer force of public opinion to comply with our requests. A Parent. The Board of Managers of tho “Associa tion lor the Belief of Aged Indigent Wvmen,” gratefully acknowledge the reception of valu able Thanksgiving donations from Messrs. Greenough & Morse, Pennell & Co., Chenery & Taylor, Wilson & Millett, and also many ar ticles from other friends of the Institution. By order of the Board. M. C. D. Dow, Secretary pro. tem. In the early settlement of our country the greatest anxiety wao, how our people could get enough of good wholesome food. Now the manner of living lias 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 and you will get relief. Then buy a case. dec4tf Accident.—We learn that a little daughter of Philip H. Brown, Esq., fell on the lee yester day and broke one of her arms. She was en gaged in skating at the time of the accident. TUK STATE. —We learn from the Bath Times that the committee appointed to confer with the citi zens of Rockland and other places in regard to 1 the proposed railroad, reiiort all the towns in favor of building the road. —Tho Orphans’ Fair at Bath opened very successftilly, as we learn from tha Times. Tho opening address, which was delivered by Gen. Chamberlain, is to be published. After tho General concluded, Hon. Lewis Barker, ot Stetson, who was present, made some perti nent remarks; and, wh-t was directly to tho point, concluded by paying over for the benefit: of the Fair, the sum of fifty dollars. —The Dover Observer says that the lamp factory in that place lias resumed work. Tlio principal manufacture is of tho Hale burner for kerosene lamps. —The Anson Advocate informs us that a saw-mill, shingle mill and broom handle facto - ty. situated on the stream below tho Piorcq Mill, in Kmbden, and belonging to G. A. & J, A. Fletcher of Anson, were entirely destroyed 1)V fire on Wednesday night last. Estimated loss $)000. No insurance. —We learn from the Farmer that on Sun day. 4th inst., a child of Mr. George E. Dudley, of East Readfleld. aged about sixteen month?, was fatally scalded by pouring a dlpp er of boil ing water over its chest and stomach, in tho absence of its mother. Coughs.—As a soothing pectoral,Brown’s Bron chial Troches arc advantageously employed to alle viate coughs, sore throat, hoarseness and bronchial affections. Those exposed to sudden changes of weather should have them, as they can be carried ia the pocket and taken as occasion requires upon th# firm ap]>enranee of a coM or cough.