Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, 14 Aralık 1866, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated 14 Aralık 1866 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. ««.*«.»«« Mm. M, M«». rot. *. PORTLAND, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 14,1866. ^ ii n ffl»H r ~r i mi Till: POKTI.ANI> J»ULV PKESS l> j u'»li everyday, (Sunday >\i.opted,) ui No. 1 Printers Exchange,Commercial Street, Portland, by N. A. Foster, Proprietor. Terms:—Night Ikdl.m a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PKESS, i. publishedut the ame place -. cerv Thur.-i iv morning fit $2.00 a year, *»variably in advance. Kates or Atvvketi tno.—On- it»rli *>J space, in eagtti ol c-.iiii.in. ooustiuites “square. ng every other da' ;iii< tin t uvek.m ;; Halt square, three ins rtian > or less, cents, one week. $1.00; :.o cents p< ‘ week alu-i. Un.lot* head «i •• 4 wwMWti*. «>*••«*» «iuare per week; three insert ions oi f s, • .Sci:< i \l Notices,$1.2 > P r square lor the hivt m H jrtion, ami 25 cents pel square for each subsequent user (ion. Advertisement inserted in Hie ‘‘Maine Spate Press”(which lias a lare.oeireulut'uai in every par of the Slnte)f»r *1.00 pi r ‘-qq.m for liv.A insertion* and.50ceut.- per -.pure iTr . .i h subsequent. imuT i'ioti. ENTERTAIN MENTS. Mercantile Library Lectures. rpiIE Fourteenth Annual Series of Public Lectures I under the direction of the Mercantile Library As sociation will be delivered at MECHANICS’ IIALL. The course will consist of Six Lectures, for which the following gentlemen have been engage*1. Henry Vincent, r^., Iter. G, II. Klcpnorth, Her. If. 1?I. Gnllalter, J. It. Gounli, f'Nq., G. If. Corli*. Iter. E. II, Clinpin. The Opening Lecture will be delivered on Friday Eveninjr, IVeceiuhcr 21st, -BY Henry Vincent, THE ELOQUENT ENGLISH BEFORMEJt. Subject—” The Date American Conflict and the Friends and Enemies of America in England.’* Tickets for the Course at $>1.25 t an be had at Davis Brothers, Fore Street; Short & Luring, corner Free mid ('enter Sr. ; at Bailey & Noyes, at their new Store, Exchange Street, Jitter Dec. 17. . Each member is entitled ro two tickets at Si each, which can be had at the Library Rooms on Lime St., second door from Federal St. Owing to the limited * apaeity of the Hall, members must secure their tick ets by Wednesday, Dec. 19. The Library Rooms will be open every evening from 7 until t); also Wednes day and Saturday alu-moons. LECTURE COMMITTEE : E. OOB3SY. i . E. JOSE, J. C. PROCTOR, C. 11. FUNG, M. B. COOL1DGC, J. Q, TW1TCHELL. doe 14 dtf Theatre, - Peering Hall. Biilwril A ISronvie, I.cssrcM A i?fnlingers. G. I£. IVilNOii, • - Niage Ifluiiagrr. ENGAGEMENT FOR G NIGHTS ON»V wiili ilie eminent American Tragedian Mr. Jogcpli Proctor, who will have the honor of appearing on Mouday 6'veniiip, l>ec. 10th, and every Evening during the wool; in choice selec tion of his most celebrated plays including NICK OF THE WOOBN, .TACK CARE* OTTTAliANCUET, AMBITION, V1RGINICN, PEZARKO, Ac., Ac, FfT^Full particulars in bills of the day. SeelOdGd Levee at Stevens•’ Plains. Thr Indies of l?sc Universalis! Sewing Circle! TI7JLL bold a Levee in.the vestry at the new > } Church on Stevens’ fbiins, Lee. 19th. Arti cles lor rale. Refreshments, <£c., will be dispensed. A silver cup will be awarded tor tlie best conundrum; a woo ion spoon for the poorest. A pleasant time is ex pee cd. Th object is lo turnisli the church which is being completed. Contributions to Fancy or Rcireahmeni Tables, Fish Pond or any department, will be gratefully re ceived. A committc will be in wail ing at the church on Wednesday the 19th. dccllld FAIK AND LEVEE. THE T.AHIK3 OF THE First Baptist Society will hold a Fair ai.d Levee on Wednesday and Thursday Even’gs, »E< ENIBICU #f»«H iNO *Olh, - AT - LIN O O L N II A I. I. , Coh!*it*i §treei, iTSuaijoy. B3P* The La Mrs have spent much time in the man ufacture of arlicles, both useful and ornamental, which will be offered for sale. A targe nnmber of Ev ergreens, Wreaths and Emblems tor Christmas have been donated, and will l»e for sale. The tables will be abundantly supplied with every description of refreshments. ||L|r'Ailiiiis<iiou ‘J5 CcntA. December 12. dlw CHRISTMAS GIFTS! - i TOYS, TOYS, TOYS l Would rcHiiecflnllv inform the public that they have the largest and lest assortment of TOYS AND FANCY GOODS To be found in the city. They have a Cleat Vari ety of Bolin. Abo Tco n«i.l Coffee Mel*, Parlor nnil Chamber Me t*. Bc>Nh n«lw, Bu reau*. Chair*, Cradle*.A. c. Al no Boohs and Gann*; Tiu Wooden, Iron, G1q*k, China, Parian, and Paper Toys, and F*#.wy GOA}ns ! Of Every Description ! SKATES, SKATES \ They have a fine 1 »t of the Very LEST STYLES of SKATES in tlie market, and from the best manufac tories. Sledw, Sleds! A good assortment of Sleds can be fund there, in cluding the Celebrated Clippers l Of the very best make. < OX F ECT f OA E 5$ V ! OF KVEEY DESCEirriON! They manufacture and sell at wholesale and re tail a good variety of €'A.YI>1 £8, which are war ranted pure and good. IJp-Call and see for yourselves at 357 Congress Street. • i cl3 d2w To ISojc Manufacturers! |>R4M*«)8 AI.N are to.licitc l f.,r the making of I 10,000 Duxes. 17$ inch.*.* long, lo$ inches wide by 10 inches deep, indue measure. To L*e made ol' S inch well seasoned Poplar, planed 1>**tli sides, the ends to be j} stock, mad., with a slide cover,—not put together, but securely packed in bundles, and deliv ered in Barton. Also, 10.000 lime* 1(1$ inches by ll inches by 63 inches deep,—made of well seasoned Poplar, Fir, or White Pine, jl thick with g ends, planed on both sides, covers to nail on, to be delivered as above in Boston, secureiv tracked in bundles or shooks. AMOS OTLs, Yannouthport, Mass. dec 13 43t White Pine Lumber! k i \( \4 \ FEET f;«l>erior Planing Lum II F\ I Tier, c-insisting of 2 in., 1 t|, 1 inch. 125 31 Dry. 500 M Dry Pino Gift.. 50 31 3x4 Spruce .1. »ist. •10 M Dry Pine Deck Plank. 1000 A! No 1 Extra Cedai Shingles. For sale bv G. W. COBB & CO declSdlm 272 Commercial Street, Portland.Ale. PAINTS A\I> 0IL CHEAP JubL received in bond, and lor sale ony fbke. j«,r u*ie on the burnt disirlet, Mtrietly Pure bfrul mad Oil ! Ib builders will effect a great waving by purchasing in litis way. Every detcriplion of PAINT ST<X'K at, the lowest rates by .1. IV. PEICKII4H A CO., decl2d3t 86 Commercial street. Ritrber^ Mi op f or Sale, NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. mtADSTREET’S IMPROVED HOOD AM) RUBBER MOULDINGS ! -AND I YEA THE It 8 Til I PS. Warranted, when properly applied to Doors and Windows, to prevent their raiUmg, and to effectually exclude Dust, ('old, Wind, Rain, Noise, &<*. To save iu fuel oue half; to Keep n nioder ate tempera I ure iu the sever cat vreath er, and regulate fresh uiv to suit thr taste ; to preserve liealtli by preventiujf aealo drafts, so productive of Colds; to be the CHEAPEST MIMPLEttT, Most Effective and Durable, -JlND Only Ornamental & Complete Wea'h*r Strip Ever invented, to eft'ect the several purposes intend ed without interfering in tiic least with the free me ut Doors and Windows. Tbe Advantage these Strips Have Ovpr nil olliets, the Ruhhei is Inserted on a bevel, giving double the elasticity. No lfletnl or Ofhrr Corroding Substauce Is used, and it does not disfigure a house if removed, which can he easily done, even if the house is only rented. Being considered FAR SUPERIOR to all others. DJTWe send Experienced Mechanics to apply the Mouldings in a workmanlike manner, and warrant satisfaction. The Simplicity of tliisMoulding makes the pike the lowest it is possible for any Rubb r Weather Strip to be had, and they are the MOST DURABLE and EF FECTUAL, and no one need lie annoy ed w ith dust or noise, or take cold with drafts while sitting near a window or door. They are far preferable to outside sashes and at one quarter of the cost, and the saving in ftiel is over one half in the winter in any room that requires to b"* c> msttmtly warmed. €. E. BARNES, At W. H. JERRIS’ Office, opposite Preble Houte, Congress st, Portland. dec;d# Madame ZADOC PORTER’S Curative Cough Balsam, TRICE, 25 AXD 50 CEXTS PER BOTTLE Tlie Rest, < lieapost, ami Most efteetnal Remedy for fonglis, folds, Ac. the World lias ever produced. Purely Vegetable, contains no MIXEIIAIS, or other PI LKTIRIOTS BCTGS. The Cunativ* Bas.M ih \\ uri anted, ii used ac cording io Ibreclions, to i ukt hi all caues, Coughs, * old*. Croup, Whooping Cough, Asthma, and all afTect ion6 of ihe Threat and Linm* Madame Zadoc Porter's Balsam i* a I'umiT Vi ok i aui.k PJxi'ti Tocant, pre pared wiih gr.at rare and ock iitiAc shill, fr-in a Com bination of the hem rfine d’es ilie vegetable kingdom affords. Jla remedial qualities aie haw rt on us power to assist Hie healthy and vigorous circulation of the blood through the I.tints. It enhveii* tin- inuw-'ca and a*‘-n t* Hie skin io pi r (•irin the duties of regula ting the hi nt ol the system, ai d hi gently throwing off the waste Mibstaure from , the surface of the body • It loosen* i lie phlegm, in idtirc s free ? piliiug.ai.d will fho lou. d 'cry agreeable lu jlbc-tHfte. ii in not n vio lent reinedv but emoll.rr.t. warinii!?, :>cair.uug ana euective ; can lie taken by the «ddi*Mt m i-win nr \r»nnge^t diUd. If yiu hire a Cold, if ever ko alight, do not fail to give Him H.-tOum a trial, as the very low price at which it is sold brings it in the reach of every one, that they nmvalwnv* keep it convenient lor use The timely use of a 25 rent boule will often prove to he worth one hundred times its cost Sold l»y all Druggists. HALL & RTJCKIL, Picprietors, Few Yoik Dec 14, 18M.—Tb Fr and w eowly F ARMERS OWNER,S OF LIVE STOCK. Tlu; Hartford Live Stock Ins. Co., Cash Capital, *• - - $100,000 All raid In ana Securely Invested, Is .n w prepared to teano Polices ou HORSES, CAT ILK, fend LIVE STOCK of all kinds, against DEATH oi THEFT at moderate rates of Premium. Farmer.1 and Owners of Valuable Ilorsc., SialiltAccpn. an.I other*, Now liare on opportunity to in arc with a sound and reliable company, againsr lo> 8 by FJ BE, DISEASE, or ACCIDENTAL CAUSES, and from THIEVES. POLICIES ISSUED P.Y W. I). LTTTLE & CO., General Agents, At Office No. jo Commercial Street, Or in Lancaster Hall Building, Marker Square. POBTIaAND. EF’Canyassers and Sub-Agents Wanted. Dee 14—l&wlrv ECONOMY AND COMFORT. KEEP OUT TIIE Cold, Rain, Wind and Dust! And prevent the rattle of Sashes with BRADSTREET’S Improved Rubber Moulding UPON YOCB 1)0' ‘ItS AND WINDOWS. Will save 50 per cent, in Fuel, and last a life time. Simple, Cheap and Durable. The bed Weather Strip invented. Examine Testimonials at the Ileal Es tate Agency of W. H. .TERMS, al Horse Railroad of fice, opposite Preble House. SQ?“Agents Wanted. dec14dlm* PORTLANDS ROCHESTER r7R. WINTER ARRANGEMENT. nj©iM7«Kir] Ofi and after Monday, Dec. 17, 1SGC, ^W^T^rF*** trains will run as follow* Passenger train* leave Sa< o River for Portland at 5.30 and 9.00 A. M., and 0.40 P. M. Leave Portland 1 ,r Saco River 7.15 A. M., 2.0 ami 5.45 P. M. Freight trains with passenger c»r attached will leave Saco liiver for Portland. 0 50 A. M. Leave Portland tor Saco River 12.15 P. M. K^jT'iStage* connect at Gorham tor West Gorham, Ptandisli, Steep Falls, Baldwin, Denmark, Sehago. Bnrigtou, Luyeli, Jiiiani, Brownfield, Fryeburg. Conway, Bartlett, Jackson Limington, Oornlj*h,Por ter Freedom, Madison and Baton. N. 11 At buxton Center for Wost Buxton, Bonny-Fagle, Strath Limington Limiugtv.u, Limerick Newtield, Parvonsfieid ami l)»sii>ee AtyaccaraopaforKcuth Windham, Windham Hill and North Windham,daily By order of the Prenidoni. Portland Dec 14, ifciG—drf Elcase Read this Attentively ! Brize Egg B eater I PATENT Jl«T ISSlIfiP, rPHIrt EGG BEATER is made of Steel wire rolled 1 Hat, to give it a sharp edge. The wire Is spring temper, e 112 tempered with oil. This gives tough neb* ana ela*tic ty to the Beater, and case to the op erator. The shank is tinned together solid, and the whole 19 thoroughly made, and will not wear < ut or bie-iK, with any fair ti age. The clastic ljops rc.*f.‘J1 • :iy onmi-idat« themselves to any dish, I he subscriber haring purchased the patent right 01 Maine to tin* great 111 ventlin, o«Tcrs the State tor sale by Cnuiucs, and asks immediate attention to W. A. RAND. To bo seen at Inventor’s Exchange. dec If tf 1? K M O V A L ! Dr. A. 8. THAYER, linn liemoycd liis Oillce TO HIS New Besidonce No. 6 Brown St. Dec 14—dlw#_ For Millbrldtfe and Cherryficld. SCHOONER “ Essex,” Capt. Hop k ins, v ill receive h eight as above on Sal nr.lav, the loth Inst. For further information inquire of ROSS .Mr STURDIVANT, flee 11 d2t 7a commerciahStreot. I-ATEST NEWS BY TELEGRAPH TO THE I’OIITI.AYI) DAILY PCI.SS. -. - - .- - Friday Morning. December 14, I860. WASHINGTON. The Currency Contraction Question. THE FINANCE BILL. Illegal Seti lenient of United Stales Claims. Washington, Dec*. 13.. Although tlie hill proposed by the Ways and Means Committee inclines to a contraction oi the currency and agrees generally with the views of Mr. McCulloch as expressed to the members of the committee, it is still considered very doubtful whether Cougress will adopt it The temper of the House upon the subject of interfering with the present status of the Na‘ tional Ranks was plainly seen on Monday when it vot'd down summarily several at tempts of the kind that were then made. Th.' proposition to add twenty-live millions to the currency is not approved by the Currency Committee, and the present beliel is that neither contraction nor an equitable distribu tion of the currency can succeed. The President has sent to die Senate for confirmation a large number of appointments made by him during the late recess. It in cludes tile appointment of Gen. Dix as Minis ter to France. As the Senate has not, up to noon to-day, had an executive session since its meeting on the first Monday of December, the reports that that gentleman had been confirm ed is erroneous. A number of Senators and Representatives have indicated their intention to spend Christ mas in the Southern cities. The Clerk of the House to-day delivered to the President a resolution of that body calling for all the information in his possession rela tive to the New Orleans riots. It is to be re membered that several months since all the papers in the hands of the Executive were given to the press, and it is now believed that there is not much if any additional matters that remain unpublished. * The finance hill framed by Representative Hooper is substantially the same as the one in troduced by him at the last session of Con gress. It provides for the redemption of Na tional bank issues at central places. There are no restrictions upon hanks; it does not either authorize an increase or contraction ol' the currency, and favors a pro rata reduction of the currency from those hanks at the North which have mine than their legitimate quota and the distribution df the same in the South. The last provision of the bill will meet with fierce opposition in Congress, and is almost certain to fail. Mr. Stevens will renew his proposition for an increase of the currency at an early day. Mr. Boutwell’s bill will be taken up for'eon sideratiou by the Ways and Means Committee this week. ihe settlement made by Consul Morse, at London, with Frazier, Trenholm & Co., the disavowal of which by the United States was mentioned, purported to lie a settlement of all claims of the Unitecl against that finu involv ing many thousands of pounds sterling It appears the proceedings in Chancery were be ing vigorously prosecuted by our Consul at Liverpool, Mr. Dudley, who had succeeded in lorcing Frazier, Trenholm & Co. into a posi tion where they were compelled to make a full disclosure on oath of all the dealings of that blockading running firm with the Confederate government, Including all transactions of the rebel Secretary of the Treasury, Mr G. A. Trenholm, together with a fail exhibition of ail their works and papers. To avoid this disa greeable and fatal disclosure, Frazier, Tren holm At Co. so light and effected a settlement which has been clandestinely made through Consul Morse and one Montgomery Gibbs, the reputed agent of the Treasury Department which agreement provides for the dismissing oi all legal proceedings in England anil the United States, and giving up all claims of the United States, and merely requires Frazier, Trei holm & Co. shall state under oath what Confederate property they have had in their possession, that they shall dispose of the same alter paying themselves £130,000, which, with out any statement of an account, is agreed on as the indebtedness of the Confederate govern ment to them, and they shall pay the remain ing balance to the United States. Tlio settle ment was made by Consul Morse under color of general authority from the Treasury De partment to secure the Confederate property in England, hut it has been promptly rejected by the United States government on the ground that it is relinquishing every thing to 'razier, Trenholm & Co., and was an act utter ly without authority on the part of the Consul at London, whose instructions did not apply to these proceedings, which were un der the sole management of the Consul at Liv erpool, and Mr. Morse made the pretended set tlement behind the back of Consul Dudley anil without the knowledge of Mr. Adam's, without whose sanction no action of Consui Morse was to be valid. The disavowal of the agreement having gone forward to England by telegraph, due legal Droceedings will be re newed and pressed with vigor until every dol lar ot rebel property in the hands of the chief financial agent of the rebellion shall be se cured. Col. J. W. Forney has written a letter to Hon. Wilna Worthington of Pennsylvania, in which he asks a withdrawal of his name should it he presented in the Union caucus as candidate for U. S. Senator. With no disposition to underrate others he is free to say he thinks the election of Hon. Thadilens Stevens as the successor of Mr. Cowan, would promote last-, iug harmony in their political household and would unquestionably secure a champion of those great principles of matchless experience, integrity and courage. Foreign News per Miciimcr. New York, Dei;. 13. The steamship Cuba, from Liverpool 1st, via Queenstown 2d inst., has arrived. A London telegram to the Dublin Freeman’s Journal says Stephens wis hourly expected in London ii not already there, and detectives were on the alert for linn. A Paris letter gives a rumor that he had arrived there, having passed through London. A meeting had been held at Bradford, which was addressed by Bov. J. Sella Martin and J. Phillips of the Freedmcn’s Aid Union, Neal Dow, and others. W. E. Foster, M. P., pre sided, and in liis opening address he urged his audience not to suppose that by subscribing to the fund of the Union they could assist in set tling the. claims of the United States on Eng land and purchase forgiveness of injuries done, if any, during the war. Such questions must rest on their own merits. There was some demand for rebel bonds in London on the 30th, and prices improved to (i to fi 1-2. .Maximilian was looked for by the West India mail steamer, two days over due when the Cu ba left. A French steamer has peen sent out to watch for her arrival. The l>inlnvbanceti in Missouri. New York, Dec. 13. A St. Louis dispatch says there was great occasion for Gov. Fletcher’s' proclamation call ing for troops to suppress bushwhackers and robbers. Matters were carried to such a pitch if certain localities that Union men were actu ally fleeing for their lives, St. Loots, Dec. 13. Gov. Fletcher has issued a supplementary proclamation to citizens of Lafayette and Jack son counties, stating that twenty-four compa nies of cavalry and ten of infantry will be re tained in those counties. He sa\s: “Whenever I am satisfied the people of those counties will enforce the law, and hy their support of civil authority give ’some legal protection to law abiding Citizens the troops will he withdrawn.” *3eu. Sedgwick’* Defence. New Orleans, Dec. 13. Gen. Sedgwick pleads that he acted merely under private general instruction of his supe rior officer in liis movements against Matamo ras, and lie therefore does not feel he is guilty ol either an act of indiscretion or any other act not becoming to an officer in his position. Jt is currently rumored that Gen. Sheridan is disposed to shield Qer,, Sedgwick, Tlir Fenian*. New York. Doc. 13. At a Fenian meeting last evening Gen. Spear stated that at the Fenian headquarters there were 18,000 breech-loading rifles and 2,000,000 rounds of hall cartridge, and uniforms suffic ient, for an army were being rapidly put in store. During the evening ten yonng mop were accepted as recruits. The Yacht Race. New York, Dec. 13. I he last seen of the racing yachts was off Fire Island, the Vesta leading and the Henri etta next, half a mile astern, and the Fleet wing still further behind. Cholera in Rrrmndn. New York, Dec. 13. The Bermuda Gazette says that from eight to twelve persons die daily at St. Thomas from cholera. XXXIX CONGRESS—SECOND SESSION. SENATE. Washington, Dec. 13. Mr. Chandler, from the Committee on Com merce, reported a joint resolution to amend the 9th section of the bill for the protection of the lives of passengers on steamboats so as to allow steamboats to carry nialches without stowing them in lire proof safes. Read three times and passed. Mr. fates introduced a hill to provide for the publication of amendments to the Consti tution of the United State's. Referred to the Committee on Reconstruction. Mr. Howe offered a resolution, which was adopted, instructing the Committee on Pub lic Lands to report upon the expediency of printing the report of the Commissioner <f the Land Office for the year ending June, 18flb, in different foreign languages for distributiou at the Pari*; Exposition. Mr. Wade moved that to-morrow bo set apart for the consideration of the bill tc admit Nebraska and Colorado, but subsequently withdrew the motion and gave notice that he should call up the bill to-morrowr. Mr. Sherman ?ntroduced a re-olutiou calling upon the Secretary of the Treasury lor the names of the National Banks that had not complied with the provisions of the law re quiring them to keep a reserved fund on hand. Adopted. Mr. Morgan introduced a bill making all ves sels propelled by steam amenable to the navi gation laws, to be under the control and di rection of licensed pilots. Referred. Mr. Wade introduced a bill making the Maishal and Register of Wills of the District of Columbia appointable by the Supreme Court. Referred. The District of Columbia suffrage bill was taken up, the question being on Mr. Dixon’s amendment to attach qualifications of reading and writing to the name of the voter. Mr. Foster favored the bill and in conclusion expressed fear that the ballot, in the hands of ignorant freed men, would be used by the very men against whom the friends of unqualified suffrage desired to protect them. He wished Mr. Dixon’s amendment was stronger. He would be willing to move an amendment to it that this qualification shall not apply to those who have served in the Union army. He thought it would be well, if practicable to su peradd to education a good moral character.— He would vote for the hill if the pending amendment was adopted. Without it he should not. air. t/owan reiterated his views already ex pressed against the bill and amendment. Mr. Frelinghuysen replied to Mr. Cowan that this was an ex post tacto law. In punish ment it provided for rebels. There was a dif ference between absolute rights and condi tioned rights. A man’s life would not be taken away without conviction for crime, but a Leg islature could take away the right to vote.— Mr. F. contended for universal suffrage and op posed the pending amendment. Mr. Wilson was opposed to making reading and writing a test. He did believe that they were great to the voter, but if this amendment should prevail, the cause of education would be retarded in the District. The same hitter hostility to the colored race tliad had prevail ed would be continued. Mr. Hendricks was in favor of an intelli gence basis in this particular case, hut would vote against it because the people had express ed themselves strongly opposed to negro suf frage. Mr. Lane would vote for it on the principle that all just Governments derived their power from the consent of the governed. Mr. Sumner would vote against the pending amendment because the votes of black loyal ists were needed now, and just as the District votes, so will the South. The question was taken on Mr. Dixon’s amendment, to add a proviso that no person not now entitled to vote should be allowed to vote hereafter unless he shall be able to read and write hi3 name. Yeas—Messrs. Anthony, Buckalew, Dixon, Doolittle, Fogg, Foster, Hendricks, Nesmith, Patterson, Riddle and Willey—11. Nays—Mesars. Brown, Cattell, Chandler, Conness, Cowan, C'rcsswcll, Davis, Edmonds, Fessenden, Freliughuyscii, Grimes, Harris, Henderson, Howard, Howe, Kirkwood, Lane, Morgan, Morrill, Norton, Poland, Pomeroy, Ramsey, Ross, Saulsbury, Sherman, Sprague, Stewart, Sumner, Trumhnll, Van Winkle, Wade, Williams and Wilson—34. Absent or not voting — Messrs Ciiogin, Fowler, Guthrie, Johnson, MeDougW, Nye and Yates—7. Mr. Yates said he had paired with Mr. John son. lfe would have voted in the negative and Mr. Johnson in fhe affirmative. Mr. Wilson offered an amendment in two sections. First, punishing those who offered a bribe at an election. The second, punishing those who accepted it. For offering a bribe, the punishment, a fine of $2000 or two years’ imprisonment, or hath. For accepting a bribe, the punishment is one year’s imprisonment and disfranchisement thereafter. Adopted. The question was then upon adopting the bill reported as a substitute for the bill referred last session. \ anous verbal amendments were then offer ed aud adopted, after which the bill passed by yeas 32, nays 13, as follows: Yeas—Messrs. Anthony, Brown, Cattell, Chandler, Conness, Cresswell, Edmonds, Fes senden, Fogg, Frelinghuysen, Grimes, Haines, Henderson, Howard, Howe, Kirkland, Lane, Morrill, Morgan, Poland, Pomeroy, Ramsey, Ross, Sherman, Sprague, Stewart, Sumner, Trumbull, Wade,•Willey, Williams and Wil son—32. Nays—Messrs. Buckalew, Cowan, Davis, Dixou, Doolittle, Foster, Hendricks, Nesmith, Norton, Patterson, Riddle, Saulsbury and Van Winkle —13. Messrs. Yates and Johnson were absent, paired. Absent or not voting—Cragin, Fowler, Guth rie. Johnson, McDougall, Nye and Yates. The bill now goes to the House. .On motion of Mr. Fessenden the deficiency bill passed bv the House, was taken up. order ed to be printed and reterred to the Finance Committee. The Senate at 5 P. M. adjourned. HOUSE. Mr. Paine introduced a bill to erect a light house at the entrance of Mendota harbor. Michigan. Referred. On motion of Mr. Hurlburt, a number of three from the Committee on Public Expendi tures, was authorized to proceed to New York to finish taking testimony in reference to the Custom House frauds, &e. Mr Scliolfi. ld introduced a bill to extend the jurisdiction of the United States Court in the western District of Pennsylvania. Re ferred. Also, a hill relative to the rank and pay of the array officers. Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Cooper presented the credentials of Mr. Wiley, as Representative from the 2d Con gressional District of Alabama. Referred to the Kcconstruct!on Committee. Mr. Bidwell offered a resolution instructing the Postofficc Committee to inquire into the expediency of re-establishing a Southern Over land Mail route from San Francisco via. Los Angelos to Memphis. Adopted. Mr. Jencks. from Civil Servioe Committee, reported a substitute for the civil service bill.— Recommitted and ordered to be printed. Mr. Meyer, from the Naval Committee re ported back the Senate bill of last session, re leasing to F. Lyon the interest of the United States in Alabama. Read throe times and passed. Mr. Brandegce reported from the Naval Committee a bill for pavment to Commander Preble of the Navy, his pay from the 16th of July, 1862, as if the order discharging him had never been issued. Discussion arose, Mr. Wasliburnc, of Illi nois opposing it on the ground that it proposed to give pay to this officer for time he was out o ' service. The hill was finally referred to the Claim Committee. Mr. Liawrtmec, or Pennsylvania, introduced a bill repealing the 14th section of the act of July 23th, 18(i(>, to protect the revonue, and or dering the Direct Tax Commissioner in the in. surrect onary Districts, to impose fifty per cent, penalty and ten percent, per annum in terest on unpaid taxes. Referred. Mr. Miller introduced a bill for the appoint ment of Revenue Assessors and Collectors throughout the United S ates. Referred. Mr. Stevens introduced a bill *.o re-establish civil government in North Carolina, to ena ble it to resume its former relations as oue of the constituent Siitas of the American Union. He stated that he did so at the request of sev eral gentlemen from North Carolina. Refer red to the Committee on Territories, and or dered to be printed. Mr. Stevens hill tor the admission of North Carolina, regites tfi.it whereas certain persons have lteen pppoiqted to assist the President in maintaining peace and order, and whereas it is the duly of Congress to preserve North Car olina as one of the States of the Union, it pro vides lor a sovereign convention of loyal citizens oi the District formerly comprising the St ite of North Carolina, composed of 120 delegates, the same as to the State House of Commons prior to 18(11, to frame a State Con vention, which shall lie submitted to Congress

tor approval, modification or rejection. All male resident citizens without distinction of race or color, who can read and write, who may own m fee, real estate of $100, may vote *?r “®*°Katcs. The delegates are to be sworn that they complied with the President's proc lamation, and since March 4th, 1834 have op the continuance of the rebellion. The House passed the concurrent resolution to take a recess trom Thursday, December 20th tii Thursday, January 3d. Resolutions were passed calling on the Pres ment for all docnmen's, Seein relation to the New Orleans riots and the reprieve of Craw ford, Keyes, and others convicted of the mur der of three United States soldiers in South Carolina. Mr. Ashley oppose^ the resolution to ad journ over the holidays. A vote was taken to lay it on the table; yeas 46, nays 112. The previous question was then called; yeas 103, nays 54. Mr. Donnelly introduced a bill to recognize the Department of Agriculture. In committee ol the whole the.deficiency bill was taken up. Mr. Scofield moved to strike out the para graph appropriating $250,000 for the State De partment, and requested information about it He had heard it said that it was to induce Sur ratt to come to this country and receive his pardon, as there was no pardon agency estab lished in Europe. (Laughter.) Mr. Stephens said that he had himself been indisposed to recommend that item to the ap propriation committee. He had, therefore, le q nested Mr. Seward, who is a young man (laughter) to call upon him and give him the necessary information, and Mr Seward had done so. He would say to the gentleman that they had not talked about anything except business, and Mr. Seward had convinced him that the appropriation was necessary and prop er. It comprised various matters. The Gov ernment had large suits pending in Europe, principally in England and France, to recover property which had belonged to the rebel gov ernment, and those suits wore very expensive. The aggregate amount involved was over twen ty millions, and it was supposed a very large portion of it would be recovered. The expense ol tracking Surratt all over Europe was large, and the State Department would have to pay tho additional expense ol the vessel that was conveying Surratt to this country. Then the State Department paid tho expenses of the re ception of Queen Emma in this country, and ol her return to Honolulu. It also paid the expenses of the recent expedition to Mexico.. The appropriation of 8170,000 for improve ments by the city of Washington was struck out, and the bill passed. It appropriates tor public printing $30,000. PaP|-r $45,000, Pacific telegraph $40,000. The House then went into a committee of the whole on the deficiency bill, which was passed. The House then went into committee of the whole on the President’s annual message, and were addressed by Mr. Ward, of New York.— After Mr. Ward’s speech the committee rose and the House adjourned. Hex lean Affair*. • ,,. _ „ New York, Dec. 13. City of Mexico correspondence of the 29th ult. says Maximilian was last reported at Pueb ®ttd was expected at the capital everyday. A \\ ashirgton special says Gen. Sheridan telegraphs Gen. Grant that the act of Gen. Sedgwick had given rise to no complications. Escobedo had asked him (Sheridan) not to hold Gen. Sedgwick responsible for it. The Canales taction having been submerged, Gen. Sheridan says he was enabled to release Ortega upon Escobedo promising to look out for him. There is not a city or State in Mexico which takes is sue with the Juarez government. a. _ .. San Francisco, Dec. 13. Steamer Constitution, with passengers from New \ ork, Nor. 21st, arrived to-day. She re ports a fleet ot * reneh war vessels in the har bor of Acapulco, one having a large number of troops on board. It was rumored the French wonld evacuate Acapulco in a few days. The French com mander had attempted to levy forced contri butions on the town, assessing a large portion on the Pacific Mail Steamers’ property Be fore exaction could be made the V. S. steamer Suwanee arrived, when the attempt to collect was abandoned. Wanhlngi«a CorreRpaadeace. .. ., , . New York, Dec. 1*. iho Post s \V ashington dispatch says Wash ington people manifest no excitement over the suffrage debate. The establishment of the prin ciple of suffrage, irrespective of color, is admit ted to be inevitable. Thero seems to be agen eral acquiescence in it. The leading evening jiapers have come out in favor of impartial snt Ae House Committee on Elections have agreed to report a bill establishing one day for all Congressional elections. Georgia legislature. Milledgeville, Ga., Dec. 13. Both Houses have passed the stay law over the Governor’s veto. The Senate tabled by very heavy vote the memorials and in troduced to appoint Commissioners to visit Washington and see on what terms Congress would allow a complete restoration of the South. FR03T EUROPE HEWS Bir THE CABLE. . London, Dec. 12.—In the commission to ad just the Alabama claims those of Great Britain against the United States for the losses of Brit ish by depredations, &c., during the war, will be brought prominently forward. . Paris, Dec. 12. It is now said that the Impe rial commission will agree upon a plan similar to that adopted by Denmark for the reorgani zation of both army and fleet. London, Dec. 12—Evening —It is rumored here and on the continent that the Emperor of Russia ha9 proposed to the great powers that they hold a conference to take into considera tion the position of the Christian subjects of the Sublime Por?e. A factory for the preparation of Greek fire has been discovered by the police in Dublin. A ™ 13.—The Empress Eugenie has finally decided to visit the Pope at Rome. London, Dec. 13 Noon.—It has been clearly proved that the steamship Bolivar, which was recently seized in the Medway, was not de signed lor the Fenians. 8he belongs to Colom bia and will be delivered to the agent of that Government as soon as possible. A most appalling explosion occurred in the colliery at Barnsley, in the county of York. The loss of life was frightful. The bodies of over three hundred have already been taken from the mine and many others are still unac counted for. Hec' 13-—A conference of the States of JN orth Germany will meet in this city on Saturday. Good Templar.’ Caavcation. The regular quarterly convention of the Good Templars of Cumberland County was holden on the afternoon and evening of Wed nesday, Dec. 12, at Little Falls, Gorham. The attendance was large—more lodges being rep resented than in any previous convention.— The spirit and general enthusiasm of the meet ing indicated a wide-spread and deep interest in the order and cause. The afternoon session wa3 devoted more particularly to the immedi ate interests of the Order. Short reports were made from all the lodges represented in the convention. These reports show the Or der to be very generally in a flourishing condi tion. Many localities were reported as with out a grog-shop, owing to the watchfulness of the Lodge in the vicinity. Some complaint was made on the part of the representatives from the city lodges, that the liquor sellers, driven out of the country towns, had found a home in Portland; but the hope was expressed that the rats, being cor nered there, would eventually be obliged to surrender to the arm of the law, and an en lightened public sentiment. Measures were adopted to strengthen the few weak lodges in the county and to unite all more perfectly for the accomplishment of the work in which they are engaged. In the evening a public meeting was held in the Free Will Baptist Church, Bro. E. H. Starbird, of Falmouth, in the chair. Speeches were made by Bros. J. W. Munger, F. G. Kich and E. A. Sawyer, of Portland, Bro. Leach and C. A. Stnckpole, Esq., of Gorham, and others. The convention adjourned to meet in Sacca rappa, on the third Tuesday in February. 1HE 1? emale areasuuv Clerks.—A Wash ington correspondent says the Secretary of the Treasury is seriously considering the expedi ency ot discharging all the women employed in his department. The measure is urged on the ground that many of the female clerks are inefficient, but none can be discharged sepa rately, for fear of the clamor of the influential friends who have secured the appointments; and that the Secretary and his assistants are besieged beyond endurance and a great deal of their time taker* up by multitudes of appli cants f«*r places which it is not ill their power to bestow. It is thought that nothing but the wholesale banishment ot women from the Treasury can stop these annoying importuni ties. In other words, those having tho control of the matter, not possessing sufficient moral courago to face this “clamor of influential friends,” a* It is their duty to do, propose to avade that disagreeable necessity by throwing out of employment those female clerks who have proved both faithful and efficient; a cow ardly proceeding which a gentleman in the po sition of the Secretary of the Treasury ought to be ashamed to hear suggested. We cannot help thinking that if the system ot appoint ments were so far reformed as to make fitness gather than favor the chief claim to the pla ces, the difficulty would be cured. PORTLAND AND VICINITY. New AilveriiMemeniH Te-Ray. ENTERTAINMENT COLUMN. Mercantile Library Lectures—Mechanics' Hall. NEW ADVERTISEMENT COLUMN. Hartford Live Stock Insurance Company. Portland <& Rochester Railroad. Bradstreet's Wood and Rubber Mouldings Price Egg Beater. For Mill!.ridge ami Cherryileld. Economy and Comfort. Removal—Dr. A. S. Thayer. Madame Zadoc Porter’s Balaam. TBE COURTS. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT. BEFORE JUDGE FOX. In the Admiralty case of John Curlt, libellant, v. steamer H. n. Day, Judge Fox decreed $20 to libel lant. Strout & Gage. p. Barnes. Court adjourned to Tuesday next, at 11 o'clock A. M. SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. CRIMINAL TERM.—TAPLET J, PRESIDING. The usd ay.—Mark Roach, John Sullivan and John Meguier, the lads who stole a portion of the iron fence around the burial lot of the late Judge Potter, were sentenced to thirty days In the County Jail. Simeon Howard and Dennis Haley, who had plead ed guilty to breaking and entering tbe shop of Charles Duran, with intent to steal, were sentenced to ten months imprisonment in the County Jail. AbneT Paine, indicted for keeping a drinking house and tippling shop, pleaded nolo contendere, and paid a fine of $100 and $17,26 costs. The case of Goorge N. Hayes, Indicted for adultery, occupied the wholo day. The defense was conducted by Messrs. Strout & Gage. The evidence was all pnt in, and S. C. Strout, Esq., made the argument for tbe defendant, and Mr. Webb for the State. At the close of Mr. Webb’s argument Court adjournc-l to ten o’clock Friday morning, at which time Jndgc Tapley will give the case to the jury. The case of Robert Potter and Mary Potter, for koeping a house of 111 lame, is the next one for trial. municipal court. JUDGE EIKGSUURY PRESIDING. Thursday.—A lad named John Conroy was fined $2 and costs for larceny of $4 from Patrick Bradley. He paid it and was discharged. Richard lliley, for larceny of a coat from Charles Ddncan, was fined $10 and costs. Committed. Receiver* of Slolea Goods. Mr. EditorOne of the greatest trials our citizens have undergone, since the fire—espec ially those who were burned out—has been the persistent and systematic thieving that has grown out of it. A corps of ragged urchins, have abandoned school and any good habits they might have had—and others of a larger growth too—and hare entered into a whole sale business of stealing, which has defied al most the efforts of police and people to pro tect their property. The ringleaders in this nefarious business, are the receiveri of stolen goods, The juTenile thieves are the product of idleness and vagran cy, and hardly know right from wrong. But the receivers—cool, educated and unprinci pled, well know what they are about; and I heartily rejoice to see by your columns, (hat a portion at least of these scoundrels, are get ting their deserts. Two culprits were found guilty by the Supreme Judicial Court on Wed nesday. Others preceded and others will fol low. The police are doing their whole duty in this matter, and will continue on to the end.— Let the rogues beware. I was struck with the case of John Sidney, which came up on Wednesday in the Munici pal Court. Three boys, between nine and twelve years of age, were arraigned for steal ing coats from entries. It appeared on the ev tuence, unit tney found a ready sale with Sid ney, at his shop. One coat worth $15, the boy testified he got $1.75 for; one worth $30, Sid ney was generous enough to give the little thief $5 for, but told him in future to ‘‘come in at the back door 1” lhese cowardly violations of integrity and cor ruption of youthful morals—feeble as they are have been going on not only in coats, but in all conceivable matters that could be stolen, from a window weight to a load of lumber, stolen from some anxious sufferer’s unfinished premises. It is a curse to this community of prodigious consequence. It is initiating the necessity of a larger State Prison, as soon as the juveniles are a little older. It involves a constabulary force to be tripled, and taxes pro portionally. I trust the community will not any longer let this accursed wrong go sneak ing through the by-places of our city, and fes tering in the vile receiving shops of stolen goods. The police are indefatigable and worthy of high commendation. Let them be sustained by an honest community. And may the vile receiver find that there is no escape for him, unless he abandons this encouragement of vice and corruption of the malleable materials so prevalent among us, in the shape of idle and badly trained boys. Then a citizen may be able to hang his coat in his entry, without the prospect of finding it, if at all, in a receiving shop—and builders can leave their materials over night, without losing quantities of them before sunrise next morning. 0 A Sufferer. Mercantile Library Lectures. — The course of lectures for the present season, under direction of the Portland Mercantile Library Association, is advertised. It will consist of but six lectures, and the names of the lectur ers are announced, from which we judge that the course will be a brilliant one. The opening lecture will be delivered at Mechanics Hall, Friday evening, by Henry Vincent, the elo quent English Reformer, who takes for his subject “ The Late American Conflict, and the Friends and Enemies of America in England.” Such a subject, and with so eloquent a man to handle it, must prove intensely interesting.— He is to be followed by Hepworth, Gallaher, Gough, G. W. Curtis and Chapin—all first class lecturers, and men who always interest their audiences. , It will be perceived that Beechpr’s name is not among the list. The reason, as we under stand, is, that Mr. Beecher is desirous of with drawing from the lecture field the present sea son, and devoting his whole time to his paro chial duties, and, therefore, he felt constrained to decline the invitation extended to him to lecture in this city. • Tickets will be for sale to the public, at the preieof $1.25 for the course. Members must secure their tickets by Wednesday next. Promenade Concert.—The Concert given at Mechanics’ Hall, last evening, under the auspices of the 17th Maine Regiment Associ ation was a grand affair. The ladies were there, all beauty and brightness, and the large array of officers in uniform added brilliancy to the scene. The hall was as full as it conld ac commodate, and everything, under the hand some management of the Committee ot Ar rangements and the Floor Committee, went off pleasantly. The Concert opened at 8 o’clock with some fine music from the Forest City Band. At 9 o’clock dancing commenced, the floor being covered with as many sets as could be arrang ed. We left them at 10 o’clock enjoying them selves to thoir hearts' content. Acknowledgement.—Mr. William Follans boe, hite master of the American schooner Island Queen, desires to express through our columns his sincere thanks to Captain Aiton of steamship Moravian for the kindness ex tended to himself and mate In furnishing thorn with a cabin passage from Liverpool to this poit, when, owing to the loss of their vessel, they were unable to pay tor the game. Portland and Rochester Railroad.—It will be noticed by the advertisement that on and after Monday next there is to be a change of time in running the trains on this road. Sudden Death.—Mr. John H. Cushman, proprietor of a livery stable on Fjanklin street, died, suddenly, Wednesday evening, as is sup posed of heart disease. Corn Balls, by the barrel, at Perkins’ candy store. Got a Ducking. Notwithstanding the fatal accident that occurred on Wednesday by skat ing on the ‘‘Basin," and the warning we gave Thursday morning about attempting on sueli sport until the ice was thick euough, a party ventured to try it yesterday and the result was the ice gave way. There were three young men engaged in the sport, and one of them went under, l>ut, fortunately, saved himself, though not without considerable exertion and being almost chilled through by the ducking he experienced. Carriage and Harness Manufacturers’ Union.—An Association under this title was formed Wednesday evening, in this city, bv the carriage and harness manufacturers, aud Cha>. P. Kimball, Esq. was chosen President, and Mr. E. H. Dunn, Secretary. Resolutions com plimentary to Hon. Mr. Broomall for pn sent ing resolutions in Congress tor the removal of taxes or manufactures and tlcilled labor, were passed, also requests to the Hon. Wm. P. Fes senden and Hon. John Lynch to lend their aid to accomplish that otyect. International Line.—The Intel national Steamship Company intend to keep the fine steamer New Brunswick on the route to East port and St. John all winter, should the busi ness warrant it. At the opening of Spring, ar rangements will be made for tri-weekly trips. We also learn that next season another steamer will be put on the St. Croix river to run from Eastport to Calais, touciiing at St. Andrews and Robbinston. Arbest.—Officer Gerts, yesterday afternoon, arrested a boy named William H. Glenn, who was offering to sell a quantity of tobacco be had at such a low price as to lead to the suppo sition that he had stole it. The fellow refused to tell where he got It; and, as no claimant ap peared for it, he was discharged with a caution that if found in the city to-day, an Overseer’s warrant would be served upon him. Marine Disaster.—A dispatch to Mr. Geo. Hearn, from Capt. Prince, states that the bark Maria Henry, from Cowes to Cuba, with coal, was lost on the south side of Cuba. Crew all saved. Ho particulars of the loss. The Maria Henry was owned by Mr. fleam at d others of this city. She was commanded by Capt. Prince. We learn that she was fully iusured, both on vessel and freight. In the early settlement of our couutty the greatest anxiety was, how our people could get enough of good wholesome food. Now the manner of living has changed, so that many people really suffer, and enough of every kind around them. Why is this? It is because their food distresses them. Buy one bottle of Main’s Elderberry Wine aud you will get relief. Then buy a ease. dee4tt Seizures Yesterday.—The Deputv Mar shals made seizures of small quantities of li quors in the shop of John Costello, Fore street near Franklin street; at the Cumberland House, Green street, kept by E. T. Savory, and in the shop of Samuel Nolan, opposite the Boston de pot. Pay Roll of Mechanics.—We are inform ed by a Mechanic, who has had access to the various pay rolls of the leading contractors for building in this city, that the amount paid out weekly to their employees exceeds seventy thousand dollars. Thb n>unn»y o«m ou iiu! Portland & Koch ester Railroad, will be discontinued after Sat urday, the lfith inst., for the winter. A freight train with a passenger car attached, will leave Gorham at 8 o’clock A. If., and leave Portland at 12.15._ 2t Collision.—Yesterday afternoon a Grand Trunk freight train in crossing Commercial street came in contact with a jigger that was crossing the track. The jigger was smashed to pieces, and the driver, who was on it, narrowly escaped. Mechanics' Assemblies.—Subscribers to theso Assemblies are reminded that the first Assembly of the course will come off this eve ning. Lecture Postponed.—Rev. W. L. Gage is compelled to postpone for a week the lecture of this (Friday) evening, on the Scripture Lands. Sweet Havana Oranges at Perkins’ candy store. _ TIIK 1ST ATE. —A correspondent in Cornish sends us the weight of a pig slaughtered this week by Tim othy Brackett, Esq., of that place, and chal lenges New England to beat it. Said pig wa3 nine months old on the 10th inst., and weighed after hanging up one night490 lbs! Shall Mr. Brackett have the “championship” in the pork line? We learn from the Lewiston Journal that Sheriff Parker assisted by Deputies Stroutand Rowe arrested Rufus L. Larrabee and Wm. Y. Harmon on charge of butchering the horses and cattle in Durham. The trial will come off on Friday next. —The Kennebec Journal says Mr. M. C. Mil liken, the popular music teacher, who contem plated removing to Portland for the purpose of engaging in other business, has couciuded, at the earnest request of pupils and musical friends in that city, Hallowell and Gardiner, to make Augusta his permanent residence, and devote himself wholly to teaching music. —A fire in Lewiston yesterday morning, des troyed two buildings ou Main street near the canal, occupied as carpenter and cabinet-mak er’s shops. The loss which falls on several par ties, is estimated at about $5000. There is insur ance for something over $3000. — The Bangor \V hig of Thursday says: “The anchor ice made pretty rapidly in our river yesterday, and navigation may be closed in a day or two, if the weather continues cold.— The Lady Lang left yesterday afternoon on her last trip, not deeming it safe to remain till morning. There were but three or four vessels remaining in yesterday.” The Androscoggin is also reported full of anchor ice. —Hon. 8. H. Blake and wife, Willie A. Blake, and Miss Helen Sanborn, all of Bangor were on board the mail steamer China which came so near to destruction on her recent trip from Boston to England. —The ferocious bear, reported to have been seen in Belfast turns out to be a large deer.— He was shot last week, while feeding in the fields with some cattle. —No tidings have been heard from the miss ing brig 8. Thurston, Capt. Fred Clark, which sailed from Searsport Oct. 13th, with a cargo ot lumber, bound tor New London, Conn. She left our bay in company with the brig Isaac Carver, Capt. A. Shiite, and both vessels sailed in company during the day and parted at night ofl Mouhegan. Capt, Clark, being soma distance ahead, stepped upon his quarter-deck and waved his hand to Capt. Shiite as they parted company. This was the last ever seen ot him or ot his vessel or crew. Capt. Shut. informs us that the wind soon after increased to a gale, and that he has no doubt that Capt. Clark’s vessel went on to Nantucket South shoal, and that all hands were lost. This is the second Searsport vessel which has been lost within a year past. The barque John Ketr, Capt Stimson of that port sail d from New Or leans with a cargo of cotton, ami was never af terwards heard from.—Bdgaat Age. —A building owned by Henry S. Sweetland and occupied by C. M. Wiggin for n variety store, at the village of South Thomaston was destroyed by lire with its contents on Sunday last. Loss: $2,400, insured for Si,MO. —There have been built in Waldoboro the past season eighteen vessels, and preparations are making to build twenty next yew. Who says the towns in Knox and Lincoln arc unable to build a railroad after examining the vessel building statistics.—Rockland Democrat. COUGHS.—As a soothing pectoral,Brown's Bron chial Troches are advantageously employed to alle viate coughs, sore throat, hoarseness and bronchial affections. Those exposed to sudden changes ot weather should have them, as they can be carried m the pocket and taken os occasion requires upon the fin* appearance of a cold or cough. VARIETIES. —Mr. Frank Moore i* about to publish a book entitled “The Negroes of the War." —An Austrian paper says that Kangaroo steak is very sweet and delicious. — A rare sight at the Paris Exhibition will be a complete cet of American coins. A butcher in England has become heir to a baronetcy and a fit estate, and it is said that lie is now bothered to know whether to caii himself Sir Loin or the Baron of Beef. A new application ot photography, produc ing the effect of sculpture, and known as the photomedaHion, is just introduced to the pub lic. By tha use of the solar camera, the image of the sitter is transferred to a block of clay, the lines being so firmly fixed that the aaniptoi to whose hands the work is afterward confined’, is enabled to produce a perfect likeness of till original. An intaglio is sunk, from which th inas tor casts are taken, and all tha varieties oi bronze, Parian,marble,&c„ are produced Th effect is very beautilul, and the portraits are singularly lifelike. -The New York Methodist, in its last ,ssue, announces that it has made arrangements with the Key. Henry Ward Beecher to furnish a sermon every fortnight, for the first of the m - ries to appear early m December. The se. - mons will be expressly reported for the M th odist, revised by Mr. Becher himself, and pro tected by copy-right. The same paper is also making arrangements for the publication, dur tlie year 1867, of sermons by the leading Metho dist pulpit orators, both in America and in Europe. -Humor is that Charles Dickons is to con tribute a novel to the Weekly Tribune f ,r 1*17 for the sum of $26,000. — The Roll of Honor,” is the subject of D. • Chapin’s latest lecture. —It is said that au auswci to ‘ licce Horn , * is soon to appear. It will be called “Ecoc Do wn.” —The Managers of the Five Points Him e ot Industry in New York propose to sot up a clean and properly conducted boarding-house for sewing girls. They will appeal to the public for help for their enterprise, und will, we hope, get it It is stated that Prince Napoleon and the Duke of Rutland have each ordered from the American builder, a vessel to be the exact counterpart of the metalie life boat, Red White and Blue. ~~ George P. Putnam, having been re lieved trom the duties of internal revenue col lector in Now York, has resumed his business as a publisher and bookseller. His son, Mr. George H. Putnam, is associated with him — The new firm, taking the title of G. P. Putnam & Son, will give its attention chiefly to the publication of the works of Washington Ir .ing and Bayard Taylor, and to the purchase of books lor household libraries, iyoeums and associations. Napoleon and his late Ministbb. -‘ Mal akoff,” writing to the N. Y. Times, thus de scribes the cause of rupture between the Em peror Napoleon and Drouyn de Lhuys, his late Minister of Foreign Affairs: 'The rupture between the Emperor and M Drouyn do Lhuys appears to have been wideu ed lately and rcuueied probably definitive.— The real cau.e ot this able minister’s abrunt evacuation of the Ministry of Foreign Allans appears to be thus: Alter the close ot the war M. Drouyn de Lliuys, of course, uot without the consent ol the Emperor, made a dnuaud “S* ,‘{e ft** » rectification of ,1011 tiers that is, he demanded the little hut im portant territory ot Sarreluuis and somethin!, more of less importance. t he Count e'e ll-r mark instructed his Minister at Pans in. Count deOolta, to go toM. Drouyn de Lhuys and tell him that it was impossible to accord what he had asked. When tins measLe was delivered M Drouyn De Lhuys, speakfug f" himself, aud, as he believed, lor tue Emperor also, reaffirmed his demand in a more peremp tory a ud positive manuer. Count de Dolts, of course, again ret used, and leaving the Foreign office, went straight to the Xuiilclies to see the Emperor in person. He was fortunate enough to obtain an interview, and in a long argumen tative discussion, he convinced the Emperor that Prussia, could not under the circumstan ces, concede the point, without iosing ali the morai ground she had gained in Germany - The Emperor yielded, aud when M. Drouyn do Lhuys heard ol it, he said he would uo longei hoid a Position in which he was thus diacurn fited behind his back, and resigned at once — fc*1U«°Vrtie? fh.e Froucl‘ Ambassador at Bel li11* M Benedetii, received the Order oi the “t 01 Fru*sia, M. Drouyn do Lhuys, who by this time, the reader wiii sec u a strong Anti-PrUiai.ui, declared that “the’ ’ French Ambassador bad received the Prussian Eagle for having lowered the Eagle of France!” » wblcl* seeius to he ve been oarried to the liimperor^ and to have served as a tinish ties Stro*te t0 ruPtu‘C between the two par Buisa. The Election in Wasd Three.—The spe cial election in W4rd Three, Wednesday, to fill the vacancy on the Common Council ticket w‘,UJnlpby«he v1°,to ,,n Monday between Ed ward K. Merritt, Republican, and Robert S. Brown, the colored Democrat, was more ex citing than any previous election in the ward The polls were opened at twelve, and from that time until closed, at four o’clock, there was a constant stream of voters passing in front of the inspectors’ table, The entire ward was canvassed by agents of both parties, and every voter induced to vote. Every hour the vote was announced, and each announcement was received with boisterous cheering by the friends of the candidate ahead, and with doleful groans by those who supported the other The Democrats did the cheering the first half but the groaning after that. As the time for clo" tng the poll approached, the srowd in the ward room increased, aud the excitement became more m cnee. The “Brown men” grew n“r® vous, and appealed to every man who had not voted to “go the Brown ticket.” Thrcfnfim ute.s bclore the polls closed, a rallying crowd came in, hot anA excited, with two orS Brown men, who deposited the votes in the midst of much cheering and confusion At lour o’clock Mr. Coolidge, the warden announced that the polls were closed After some rather heated discussion the resuit of the voting was then annouuoed as follows Robert S. Brown ' Edward R. Merritt Scattering dJrlle. 1>e®.ti.aa3K: * Wc rccord with regret the defeat of the Democratic candidate in Ward Three, Mr. Brown, 3 most resiiectacle colored gentleman. He was firmly supported by Democrats and Conservatives, but the Radical element in that locality severed his political jugular without any c nnpunctiuns whatever ” The Ante-Chamber Infamy.—The Wash ington correspondence of the Worcester Spv contains the following: The cheek of every patriotic citizen mnst have tmgled with shame as he read the report of the Senate - proceedings on Tuesday and Wednesday last, wherein Senator Chandler made the charge he did relating to the hawk ing of executive pardons by a woman or wom en of notoriously bad character. On the self same day that the American sen ator rose in his seat to charge such corrnption as this, as a fact as well proven and established as the records of a court, there sat in the ante chamber of the Executive office at the White House nearly a score of ladies, from all por tions of the country, waiting to see the Presi dent. Conspicuous among them_wives daughters, sisters, good women probably near-’ ly all of them—sat the most notorious of the known ami recognized pardou brokers, whom Senator Chandler denounced the Executive for fostering. I need not mention this woman’s name. She is one who waxethfaton her evil notoriety. But is it not a shame that she is daily seen and recognized in the ante-rooms of the White House. She sat there seeming to be quite at borne, commanding as mucb attention as the Wliv 0<i daughter of the citizen most distin guished for upright character or intellectual excedende. No woman can visit the White House without, being compelled to risk con tact with people of this description. Names of Members of Congress.—In the Senate there are no two mcmliers of the same name. In the house there are two Ashleys. two Clarkes, two Hardings, two Hoopers, four Hubbards, two Hubbells, two Lawrences, two Randalls, two Rices, two Taylors, three Thom ases, two Van Horns, two Wards, three Wash burns, two Wilsons, and—mirabile dictn—one Smith) Death of another Brave Volunteer — We notice the recent death of Mr. William D. Goddard, of Brookline, Mass., the first volun teer from his town in M61. His obsequies took plaoe at the church of Rev. Dr. Hedge, and were very impressive. Mr. G. was a nephew of Henry Gcddatd, Eaq., of this city.