Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, December 17, 1866, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated December 17, 1866 Page 1
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MORNING, DECEMBER 17, 1866. Terms Eight Dollars per annum, in advance. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published everyday, (Sunday excepted,) at No. 1 Printers’ Exchange, Commercial Street, Portland, by N. A. Poster, Proprietor. Terms :—Eight Dollar? a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the anie place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, n variably In advance. Kates or Advertising.—One Inch oi space,m engtli oi column, constitutes a “square.” $l.r»o per square daily first week : 75 cents per week alter; three insertions, or less, $1.00; contlnu ng every ol her day alter first week, 50 cents. Halt square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one week, $1.00; 60 cents per week alter. Under head oi -a musements ” $2.0o per square per week; three insertions or less, $1.50. Special Notices,$1.25 per square lor the first in ti irtion, aud 25 cents pet square for each subsequent nscrl ion. Advertisement* inserted in the “Maine State Press” (which ha* a large circulation in every par ol the State) for $1.00 per square for first insertion' and50cents per square tor each subsequent inser tion. ENTERTAINMENTS. Po rtf and Th eatre. Bill well & II ro tv ue, liCimees & Manager*. PARTICULAR ANNOUNCEMENT! Owing to the enthusiastic reception extended to the popular tragedian Mr. Joseph Proctor, his engagement lias been renewed for A Few NlfflitN Longer I during wliich a series of Shakespearian and other le gitimate plays will bo produced. Mouilny 12 veiling..INOOMAR. Taridny Eveiling..FIRGINYUft. Wcdncsilay 12 veiling,.OTHEI.LO. Thursday JRvenftng,.MACBETH. Friday Evening, benefit of Mr. Proctor, R It'll 11.11217. Namrday Evening, last night of Mr. Proctor, by request.NICK OF THE WOODS, B Xf ' Seats can be secured in advance for any even ing during the week. December 17. 6t P. Y. M. C. A. COURSE LECTURES FOURTH LECTVRK RT JPJIOjF. ./fV.fSSIX! On “Tlio Natural features of the A mason Basin, ” IN THE CHESTNUT STREET CH URCH, Wednesday Evening, Dec. 19th. Season Tickets - balance of Course - nine Lectures, $1.25. Evening Tickets, 60 cents, to be had at Pack- j ard’s, Short & Loring's, Carter & Dresser's and at the door. Doors open st ; Organ Concert 7 ; Lecture at 7} o’clock. dccl7d3t Levee at Stevens* Plains. The Endie* ef the Universalist Sewing Circle! WJILL bold a Levee iu the vestry ol the new XV Church ou Stevens’ Plains, Dec. 19th, Arti cles lor sale. Re fresh in cuts, &c., will be dispensed. A silver cup will be awarded lor the best conundrum; a wooden spoon for the poorest. A pleasant time is expcc ed. Tli • object is to furnish the church wliich is being completed. Contributions to Fancy or Refreshment Tables, Fish Pond or any department will lie gratefully re ceived. A committee w ill be in waiting at the church on Wednesday the 19tli. declltd FAIR AND LEVEE. THE LADIES OF THE First Baptist Society wilfhold a Fair and Levee on Wednesday and Thursday Kven’gs, DEC EMBER I Dili AND JOth, - AT - LINCOLN II AL L , Cnngrcs* Sired, Mnnjoy. dt-lT The Ladles have spent, much time in the man nlactnre of articles, both useful and ornamental, which will be offered for sale. A large number of Ev tmjREENs, Wreaths and Emblems for Christmas ave been donated, and will be for sale. The taMes vill ho abundantly supplied with every description of efreshments. 2 Ailmidftion ‘-35 Cent*. December 12. dlw Mercantile Library Lectures. PiHE Fourteenth Aimu:d Series of Public Lectures j ■*. under the direction of the Mercantile Library As sertion will be delivered at MECHANICS’ HALL. The course will consist of Six Lectures, for which tj following gentlemen have l»een engaged. Ipnry Vincent, E*q., Rev. G. II. Ilepvrorth, Rev. H. M. Gnllnher, J. IS. Gough, E*q.. G. W. €nrti*.E*q., Rev. E. ■■, Chapin. The Opening Lecture will be delivered on tiday Evening, December 21st, -BT Henry Vincent, THE ELOQUENT ENGLISH REFORMER. Ittbject—•“ The Late American Conflict and the Fends and Enemies of America in England.” IT* Tickets for the Course at $1.25 can be had at IVis Brothers, Fore Street: Short Sc Loring, corner Fie and Center St. ; at Bailey & Noyes, at their nv Store, Exchange Street, alter Doc. 17. loch member is entitled to two tickets at $1 each, wicli can be had at the Library Rooms on Lime St., sond door from Federal St. Owing to the limited eaicity of the HaU, members must, secure their tick et by Wednesday, Dec. 19. The Library Rooms will bo|»en every evening from 7 until 9 ; also Wednes •ay and Saturday afternoons. LECTURE COMMITTEE : K. COREY, C. E. JOSE, J. C. PROCTOR, C. H. FLING, M. B. COOL1DGE, J. Q, TWITCHELL, JAMES BAILEY. dec: 11 dtf Furs, Furs. Git AND ~OPENING Tuesday, Dt'c’r lltli, AT OUR NF.W STORK No. 12 Exchange St. IIuImuii Bny Hiible, flcnvrr Robi N, Amur ini ii Hablc, Hear Hobos, Crmiue, Antraean Robes, beal, Fox Skin Robes, F«r»iannaM, Lop Robes, Fieb, Kuflalocs, lined, A*lrnrnn,Grey and Black, Rnflaloea, unlined, Nqiirri-I, Rlanketfl, BirrS:ibl<>,&r., At., Ar., Ac. Alx) a New Style of Furs for Ladies and Miss e«. Our Goods are itl 1 new and will be sold cheap. Stfisraction guaranteed. HARRIS a? IF A TICR 1IO USE. riA'Mr. .1. W. WATERHOUSE occupies an oflicc in ourstorc. detlldlw The Old Stand Jte-Opened ! FULTON FISH MARKET! THCOPHILUS HOPKINS, DEALER IN Fiesli, Salt and Smoked Fish —AND— LOUSTERS of every description, at the old Stand, 1X0. HO FEDERAL STREET, fOKTLAKD, ME., FEW Boons BELOW MIDDLE STREET. it Goods will lie delivered, when desired, during the uornlug. declldlw Great Chance for Agents! AA/TIAT The People want; A Complete Hlatorv of ft the Great Itebcllion; two Vol'a in one, contain Inf 1200 Koyul Octavo Pages. Sold lor Five Hollars. iold liy Subscription only. Solo and Exclusive rijhts given, of uncan vanned terriiory with liberal conmissioiiB. (Rfr For circular* nod terms apply to or address, J. PATTMN FITCH, 4el62w* Np. 233 1-2 Congress St. Portland, Me. $ka&cs! Skates! For l^irs and Gentlemen. *S-ENTIRE SEW STOCK—OLD STOCK AXL HUES ED. Ri'nrnibrr III*' Namber S» Free Street, O iio'j7(LjW O. I*. BAILBI. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. List of Letters Unclaimed 1N the TOST OFFICE AT PORTLAND, Maine, on 1 the 17th day of December, 1806. LADIES’ LIST. AbDott Arvesta R Larrabee Jonna R ! Libby Mary mn Amea Emily Looms* Maria E Libby PhebeP A lord Marten E Lord William mn Allen N P Mrs Maxwe 1 Almira Brown Anna 11 Mra Nason Ada Brown Annie M Morrison Ann mrs Barnes Ada J Mcdonald Annie Brown Augusta A Mangan Barnes mrs Beli Mrs Merrill Emily J Blanchard Clara B Mra Merserre B A mrs Bedell C L Marr Lizzie M Bragdon Eliza A Mo-co Fannie E mrs Brooks Josie Mn McCobb H S mrs Browning I, J Morse Harriet A mrs Bax er Mary A Mathews James mra Brown Mary Martin John mrs Bessie Mattie Mitchell Jarria 2 Bell Miry F Morse Margarett A Barnes Sarah mrs MrDutNle Maith E t rough Annie Miller M N Crowley Adah F Morse Nancy J mrs Clayton Alice Marston Sarah M Mrs Crockett AC Noyes Nellie E Crowley Catharine Norwood Ellas mrs Cu Julian c S mrs hi eyes Harriet E mra Center Dorcas mrs forMan-Noilen Mary ter Bronnett Carter Nugent Mary mrs Clark Ellen It mrs 2 Nowbegin Wi bar mrs Cook Lizzie Owen Carrie Carter Ellen B Page Charles E mrs Cameron Ellen B Page Charles mrs Ctinrchell EUza W mrs Parker D A uirs Crorkett J H Plummer Daniel mrs CarUslie J D mrs Phillips Emoline H Chicle Josephine Pierce Emelina J Carter Lottie M Peaks M H mrs Coleman Mary Plats ted Sabiena L mrs Clement Mary mrs Rnseell John B mrs Casbman Sophia H Itlley Mary E Chamberlain Tlios mrs Rackleft' mrs Dillingham Addle Randall Sarah P miss Dlimmore Allied mrs smith A S mrs I tufty CacS 8 SUlos Alfreds Dover Catharine staples AD Daves No tie F mis SmllbAdaSmrs Downy Mary J Scamman Annie D> er Marcella Smith Alice F Drew s K mrs Saun lers Charles H mrs Dyle Matilda Sayer Clara I) mrs Dunning Richard mrs SwettNellte B mrs Day Sarah mrs Shaw Eliaa P Donnell Wui A mn Sherwood Eatello F Eastman Abbie H Stewart Nellie M Eastman Ella F Sin a ICUen Elliot Emily A mra staplos KUen Elder Josie S mra swett Ellen F Farnsworther Annie T Sterling John T mrs Fickett Addle 2 Scommon Martha J mra Fuller Cathataae mrs Sweeney Sarah for Mary Frances Nellie mrs McKean Frost Fannie Swett mrs Frazier John A mra Sargent Win T mrs Gould Angie mrs Stanwood Zelphla mra Gray Belie A True B B mra Guptlll Ella Treadwell Caroline mra Gridin Ellen Teague Grace M Gibson mrs Triekey J M Sec Martha GalUson Susan E Washington Society Illlton Addle H mrs Townsend Rodney mrs Higgins Arrabell U mrs Tobin Sarah mrs Harltin Annie J Thompson Sarah mrs Houarth David mrs Varnum Abbie O mn II utchons Erancella A Verrill Frank H Hains Lanra Varniun Georgie Holmes 1. mrs Van Horn S S Hunt Mary F Worth A Hawks Mary E WoodwIU Bell Jones Cordelia mn Willmoth Katy Jackson Caroline mrs Whitmore C J mrs Jordan Catharine W mrs. Whittemore Cliae B mra Jackson Lizzie C Whltely Edwin mrs Jerria E P mrs Wheelwright Lizzie mrs Jackson EHza Winch Ne lie M mrs J oslyn Florra mra Wood Elizabeth A mra J onos Rachel P Watson Hannah mrs Jorden Sarah Wells Hattie Johnson Walter G mrs Wiley Ida F KeiidalKUcllen F Ward Joanah mrs Kelley T P mrs Webstar I orena Kimball William A mrs Wiggins LucssUc mrs Widow of Lieut A S LyonWard I ansa A mrs late 6th Me Vols Wa.get Mary mn Libby Annie 1) Welsh Mary Lunt Annie L Williams M G mrs Leighton Carrie U mrs Whitman Mary A nn mrs Lcarith Kata Waterhouse Marth K Littlefield Chas S mra Walden Sarah Ann CapeB Lenai-d Mary Ellen Winslow Sophronla Lauckton Frank mrs Woollintv Susan mrs Lawrence Hattie Winn mra motherol Nlch Lewis Belle mrs olson Winn gentlemen’s list. Adams, Packard & Co Isaac C Adamson Chas James C O 4 Ames Daniel Jackson Davids Abbott Edmond JunkinsGooF Allen F O Jones Geo C AmoryGeoS J or-an John Alicoc‘< Mici.l Jordan Moses S Allen Nat hi P Jose N H Adams SainJ Joner Osgood C Arey Selh C capt Jones Pearce Alexander Wm for LouisJeweil S A Raymond Seim r Kinnlson A Bradley Austin W K lllgoro Goo ior Miss Ad Baker A die Kilgore Brackett Almon Kelly John Brown Asa G Kilimartin John Brackett Cyras Keary R.chard for Jere Brown Chas Shea Boyle Conn for Mrs Eliza-Knight R H for John betli Scanton Monaghan Brewer Elmore Knight Wm B Baldwin K J Kidder Wm H Brackley Enoch A 2 Kenney Wm H for Lydia Burrell Fred O Hancock Blethen G C Lamon Alex Brown I H Libby B F Braketl J S for H W Pi-Lang Caleb N per Lane Davis E Burnio James Littlefield Geo W Brewer John 2 Lindsey Joseph P Brown John J D Lombard John T Bryant John M Lovste James fdr Wm Beale Joshua Derey Black J L Lowery John Brow n P A Little. Haley & Brown Begley Patrick Libby L D bell, Russell & Co Lynch Miclil Barker W H Lennan Moses M Bran Wm F Lesondre Peliis Bogue W W Lowe Wm A Bucknam Wm Libby (4 P Campbell Alex R Lincoln Wm Cummings Alroy Leonard Wm E Collins Albert S Lawrence Wiliam for capt Clougli A W capt Isaac Lucas Crawford C F Lewis Wilber. Colley char! e * Lovis Chas H C'u.liman C U Leavitt John for Isaac Colburn Gustavim A Cobb package Clough Geo P Mulli&ll Auesiaus Clinton Geo B Maiden Asa L Gotten C W Mastal Louis Cartland Isaiah Munro Alonzo Collin Ivory H Morrison William Carrigan John Morrill B B Churchell Joseph F Millikin Chas Cook J H Mayberry Daniel Curlier John- C Muffin George Crump, Moore & Co forMoore G M J B Crump Marsh J W Coffin Llewellyn . Mitchell Henry Claneoy Morris ior MielilMorgan Jacob Lee Mruwiey I or JHI8 Morgan Casey Patsey Maley Mlcheal Collins Patrick Monne: Mons P Coleman Thomas H Madden Patrick Currin Thomas Moore Samuel B Cobb Uriah Merrill Taylor Cousins Win M Mains W S Iiavis 1 laniel for Mias Ma-Maxwell William V ry E yuaicy Mclntyer Adam Denison Ed C McNamara Hatt Davl < E Kov, Agt MeAvoy Dennis Downes E G McCarran Daniel'.' I lunbar Francis M McKenue.y Daniel T Eld D.mmock F C McKenzie Henry Z During Grenville II McGlaughiin James Dodge Henry N McGarsigle John Doherty Hugh for CharlesMcCarrou JohR Funder* McDonald Kenneth Du tort 1 McKay Neil Dodd Jas McLeUan Nath’l L Denis Joseph McCalister William DavJamesA McNulty W H Douliertj James for JohnNoyes George O O’Connor Noyes George DriscolJohn Newman Jacob Donely Michl Nob e T P Deehan Patrick Reilly 1) u o De Wolf Robert for MrsOsgood Henrv De Woir O’Niel J Dimock Stearns lor MissUrsbornc Samuel Ada Byron Bancroft Philbroocks Alvin G Dolly S F Purinton Abijah H Dun ham Wm PhUbr ooks A I >od*e W S capt late Q MPyle Amos loth Me lteg Pride O E E*t"n Goo W Poor Char lea for Mias Liz Emery Joseph F zie Poor Evelcth J ahez P Preble Charles M Elwoil Wm S Packer Edward H Eld ridge Wm A Plummer F Elwcll Wm F Paine Frank Foss Chas Plummer H P Fish Fredk Pickard Henry C , Fogg F auk A Plummer John M Freeman Fredk L Pope J H Ficfcett F S Penny James Foster Geo H Prltham James Flowers IID Parrott Levi S Cape E Francis Horace for JainesPcimell Levi S O Angell Preble Lemuel Frost J as Pearson Lewis E Flnuerty James /hr Brid-Peet Mathew et Ly don Place Mori ill Flood Michl Patten M C Fisher Tlios Pierce Nathaniel Files W H P 3 Page Nathaniel Fugus Wm Pumiton Otis Graves A M Penny Orison Gauiage A H Phuiket P Graves Alphena M Prince TG Guptill Chas Powers WJ Gage F A Plummer Wm Gl ues Freeman F J*iercc Wm T Gipson David Quillim Geo GoodlempUrstOorSeol Hand Brad burr T ‘’’““W “I* JohnKoblnson Ghariea H y BawsonCH Goodale J Kicker David (.hidings John E Riley Darius Gerald John 1* Rackleff J L 2 Gardner J L Randall John C Gustin R Heevos J H Hastings Alvin Rice W T S J laman Chas K Raymond Xa view Hally Chas Sturdivant A 2 I lunter lianl Stoddard A M llatten Dani Sanborn Abner T Holt D B Rev Swctt B F Holt Krasins Scatumon Charles Hathaway Eben Shirley Chas K Hooper F Mnr.on Slrout Dauiel (Cape Eliza II cat on Frank betb| Heaton Mr 2 Smith Frank E Howe Isaac A Swett Harry for Miss My Ilollnnd Johnl ra Bryant Hawkes Joseph J G Sylvester Isaac N ttackett Jona C Snell John E UsrmonJotm Sawyer J S Hill Joseph capt SmiUl.TohnM Harvey Julius Sawyer Llewellyn Hanson John Q A Smith Noah Healy John Stephenson N Holbrook John E Steed Patrick H Harrison M Shaw Peter itoyaden Roger Suminsby Rodney F | „ Spannor R H oapt Sawyer Robot t G Wm Sanderson & Tayk r Harvey Wm Savage S D 2 NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Smith & Littlejohn Vouchan Martin Spear Simon C Walker Alford Stanly Thomas capt Wldte Benjamin J Simpson Thomas lor Ow-Whittier Charles F en GU erpy Weston Clarence A Smith Wm B Wright Charles L Sbaplev Wm H Whittmore Chae B Starblrd Wm B Wing 1) B Scott Wm S Wormell Daniel 0 Small Wm H for WllUamWllliams K Small Waite Edmund Tlssell Byron I Wood Frank Thiese Gostev Warren O A Tai ro George Wheeler George W Thomas Gecrge H W lsner George Tracey John Wescott Henry Thompson J W Warren Henry Tracey John R Ward James E Tuttle .lames Winslow .1 A Tunkt .J H Winslow Paris It Taylor John Winslow T E Taft James Whitaker T F Taylor Leander W White Wm Thomas Merrill Whitaker Wm H Thompson M W Whitney Wm F Tltoomb S L capt Yound Edln F Trefothen Samuel A Yates Ereduck Tobie & True York Ceorge A Tracey Thomas Young Joseph Varney David York Wm M Varney George E SHIP LETTERS. Debbln A L Capt or Mlllen Capt sch Anrora Fickctt Joseph Cape E brig Black Fish Pore John brig Carla Brown Muiat l.rawrence ship China Howe Chae M ship Clara Ann Douglass Wm E Capt sch Ella Trefothen Tracy Levi sch Palor Wans J W sch Francis Coffin ! Erskine Capt S S Fiddita Owners sch Jolla Ellen Collins Freeman H brig Lewis Clark Dunbar IT do Wait Capt for Rebecca P Moore bark Mallivdlo Partridge Albert brig N Stowers Holmes Edgar N sch Par an Grant G S Capt for Amasy B Young sch Packet Outhense Timothy Capt sch William W. DAVIS, Postmaster. JUST RECEIVED! ' l i #* 1 A NEW LOT —OF— LADIES’ CLOAKINGS At Lover Prices than Ever. A.EE OTHER GOODS Harked Devn in Prafiertian, -at A. D. REEVES, No. 36 Free Street. December IT, 1866, dtf AGENTS WANTED, Tor fmk ffleore’e New Work “WOMEN or THE WAR.” A GENTS irlll find this a book of real merit and ki M- trintic value—evbjeot new—inteutely inter elling and exciting. No Work ever attracted and engaged tbe public mind like thin. Everybody wants it, and thousands will purchase It as soon as an op portunity ia afforded them. Bead what Agents Bay of it. One experienced Agent writes: It Is the easiest and pleasantest Book he ever canvassed for; and says people are delighted with it, the Ladies especially. Another says: "Women of the War” fs the book of the season. Another, 13T Orders In Pour Days. One reports IT orders the first day of canvassing. Intelligent, active Males or Females will find the ■ale of tkie work a pleasant and lucrative employment. This book has no competitor—it comes fresh and new to the people. The territory is clean and clear.— Agents understand the advantages in this particular. For full particulars send for Circular. Address C. A. CHAPIN, Phoenix Building, Boom 13, Boston, Mass. decl7d<kwlin Seizure of Goods. NOTICE to hereby given that the following describ ed goods were seized at this port, Dec. 15, 1866, for violation of the Revenue Laws: At 198 Fore Street, 1 Bag, containing 1 Overcoat, 3 Flannel Under Shirts, 1 Breakfast Shawl, 2prs Socks, 1 pr Gloves and 1 Shawl: the same having been land ed from steamer New England, Oct. 30,1866. Any person or persons claiming the same are re quested to appear and make such claim within twen ty days from the date hereof; otherwise the said goods will be disposed of in accordance with the Act of Congress approved April 2.1844. ISRAEL WASHBURN, Jr., Collector. decl71aw3w Portland Society of Natural His tory. MEMBERS are notified that the adjourned An nual Meeting lbr the choice of officers and other business will be held at 3 o’clock P. M., Wednesday, Dec. 19th, at tbe Council Room, Old C ity HaH. E. C. BOLLE9. Secretary. December 17. d3t 95! Agents Wanted! $10 TjHVE to Ten Dollars per day, by the Haotford I Publishing Co. Box 1606 Portland, Maine. Portland Dec. II eodlm* Attrition Sale of Quartermaster’s Stores. Office of the A. A. Q. M., 1 Fort Preble, Me., Dec 15tb, 1866.1 WILL be eolil at Fort Preble on WEDNESDAY, tlie 26th day of Dec. at 10 o'clock A. M. the following articles of Blacksmith Tools Ac., viz; ANVILS. TONGS, HAMMERS, FILES, COLD CHISELS, SQUARES, HAND SLEDGE, DRAW KNIVES, PORTABLE FORGE, AXES, STOCK and DIE, BLOCKS and FALLS.&c. H7*Sale Positive. Teems—Cash in Government Fonda. WM. C. BARTLETT, IStLt-Sd U. S. Artillery, Bvt. MsJ A. A. Q. M. Dec 15—(ltd _ SLEIGHS,SLEIGHS,SLEIGHS. THE best and cheapest assortment of Sleighs in ^ New England, can be found at the Manniactory J. M. KIMBALL & CO., 302 Congress Street. Cfr* Sleighs at prices to sntt all easterners. Good business Sleighs at the low price of 966,00 to 976.00 Good Sleighs, trimmed all through, fi-om 976,00 to 9100,00. Also Light Trotting Sleighs of splendid make and finish. Four, six and nine passenger sleighs. Kf* Any one desirous of getting a good Sleigh at LOW figure, will do well to give us a call. Dec 11—d2w The Portland Glass Company , Are prepared to furnish Rich Cut Dinner and Tea Seta l And ail kinds of Cat Ware suitable for the HOLI DAYS; also GAS SHADES of various patterns.— Samples may be seen at their Manniactory. nolSdlm For Sale. A SUIT of Sails, Rigging and Blocks, nearly new, from a fishing Schooner of 100 tons; also Top sails, Fore anil Mainsails, second hand. , . SAMPSON & CONANT, decldtf No. 10 A 20 Commercial Wharf. VARIETIES. —It was not until recently that a Southern paper learned that Horace Greeley, while at home, does not board at the pie and peanut stands in the’ park, and sleep on a hard sofa in one of the back rooms oi the Tribune office. —Four gentlemen recently took tickets on one of the French railways to enable them to proceed by a certain train in anohter direction. During the journey the engine broke down, and to reach their destination at the fixed time they hired a special train, which a civil court has decided the railway company is bound to pay for, with interest on the money advanced from the time of the occurrence, and the cost of the action. —It is stated that Thomas Carlyle has been engaged to write one article for the New York Tribune, to fill one page of that paper, for which he is to receive one hundred and fifty guineas; and that John Stuart Mill is to con tribute to tlie same paper during 1807. Don Augustin G. itnrbide, san of the Itur bide Primero Emperor of Mexico, died at an hotel in New York a few days since, of kidney disease. —A Georgia paper is painfully struck with the excee ling calm of the President’s message and Rays'“It has the appearance of a last pro test against wrong, the final treatment of a dy ing gladiator. He seemed to feel that duty required him to thus empathatically enunciate the faith of his nnshriking soul." IATEST NEWS BY TELEGRAPH TO THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. -— --—.— ,4**--; Monday Morning, December 17, 1866. -•--— WASHINGTON. Issue of National Currency. TREASURY DISBURSEMENT!*. Washihgton, Dec. 15. President Johnson’s household is thus or ganized under law passed by Congress at its last session: Private Secretary, Robert John son ; Assistant Secretary, Robt. Morrow; Sec retary to sign the Patents, Edward D. Mills; Aid de Camp, Col. ffm. 11. Moore, Lieut. Col River and Col. Andrew K. Long. The counsel to-day concluded his argument of demurrer entered in the case of Convers, charged with perjury in having testified be fore the House Judiciary Committee that cer tain affidavits made to connect Jeff. Davis with the assassination of President Lincoln were true. Judge Fisher will probably give in his decision in the early part of next week. The amount of national bank currency is sued during the week ia $644,440; total amount to date, $3002131,371; from this, to be deducted currency returned, including worn out notes, amounting to $,2,091,432; leaving in actual cir culation at this date, $298,139,939. The Treasury disbursements for the week ending to-day, were as follows: War Depart ment, $1,392,495; Navy Department, $293,000; Interior Department. $197,607. Total amount of fractional currency forwarded hence during the week ending to-day amounts to $453,310, and was sent as toliows: United States deposi tory at Buffalo, $35,000; do. at Baltimore, #60. 000; to Assistant Treasurers at Bostou and New York, $100,000; and to National Banks, $158,310. Amount of fractional currency re ceived during the week, $338,000. MEXICO. Maximilian to Remain. Gloomy Accounts of Political Affairs. Nbw Oblbans, Dec. 16. Mexican advices state that the clergy will fulfil their promise to raise a loan for Maximil ian, who will remain at the head of the govern ment. This report is credited here. San Fbancisco, Dec. 14. Correspondents at Sonora and Sinoloa, Mex ico, give gloomy accounts of political affairs in those States. Governor Pesquira had just got rid of Mar tinez and his out-throats and robbers, when the Sagui Indians became troublesome, and will only submit on their own terms. The settlers ffom Mazatlan announce the ar rival there of Martinez and his troops, and ex press the hope that Gen. Corona will send him further on so that the people who occupy that place may not suffer the same extortions to which the people of Sonora were exposed. The Americans complain of the severity of Gen. Corona, saying he does not tavor their inter ests, and call for the protection of American war vessels. Corona has been appointed to the highest rank in the Mexican army for services render ed. He will command the Army of the West. Saw Fbancisco, Dec. 15. A private letter brought by the steamer Con stitution, from Acapulco, states that General Castigny had arrived at San Bias ffom Gauda Iqjara. The Assassination of President I.incoin. Montbbal, C. E., Dec. 15. The Minerva newspaper, says Surratt was on his way from Montreal to Washington when he heard of the assassination of Presi dent Lincoln, and immediately returned to Canada. In conversation he always maintain ed that the plot was to carry off President Lincoln to Richmond, and hold him as hostage for Southern prisoners. He always protested the innocence of his mother, and avowed Jeff. Davis knew nothing of Booth’s intentions. New Yobk, Dec. 16. The Herald’s Montreal correspondent says it is known that C. C. Clay and J. C. Breeken ridge advised Surratt to go to England, after the execution of his mother, and that it was at a meeting of the rebel leaders in that city, at which Suratt was present, that the assassina tion of the President was determined upon. Burning of the Frigate New Ironsides. Philadelphia, Dec. 16. About one o’clock this morning the iron plated frigate New Ironsides, lying at League Island, was discoved to be in flames. Ovnng to the distance from the city, considerable time elapsed before any fire engines reached the spot, and they were able to do but little to wards saving the noble ship. She continued to burn until this afternoon, and is now a total loss. No other vessels of the fleet anchored near her were injured. Naval officers are very reticent about the affair, but it is believed the fire was the work of design. Record* of the Salisbury Rebel Prison Found—Tbe Tariff Bill. New York, Dec. 16. The Herald’s special Washington dispatch says: The records of the Salisbury rebel prison have been found, and the fate of at least 2,000 missing Union soldiers will now be defi nitely made known. New York, Dec. 15. The Commercial’s Washington dispatch says the Senate Finance Committee will de vote the holiday recess to the consideration of Commissioner Wells’ tariff bill, and prepare it as a substitute for the bill passed at the last session of the House. Proposed Conference of Southern (Gover nor*. New York, Dec. 15. The proposition to hold a convention of the Governors of the Southern States to consider the political situation and determine what course should be pursued in order to meet the legal demands of Congress and the radical par ty, is now under consideration by prominent Southerners, who are and have been in corres pondence with the Governors above named. Fight with Bushwhacker*. St. Louis, Dec. 15. A special dispatch from Jefferson City says the bushwhackers came into Lexington in force yesterday, under command of l’ool and Clemens. Col. Montgomery demanded the sur render of Clemens, and upon his refusal a fight ensued, in which Clemens was killed and other bushwhackers mortally wounded. Col. Mont gomery arrested several of the most prominent secessionists and holds them as hostages for the safety of loyal citizens. The Weather. New Haven, Ct., Dec. 16. A aevere snow storm has prevailed here since noon and is still in progress. Snow has fallen to the depth of four inches, and is much drifted. New York, Dec. 16. It commenced suowing here for the first time this season early this morning, and up to four o'clock this afternoon tour inches had fallen, when the storm merged into hail and rain, and still (11.30 P. M.,) continues with a high wind. The Cnttun Crop. Baltimore, Dec. 15. A letter from Little Rock, Ark., says the es timate heretofore accepted for the cotton crop, this year, is greatly too largo. Not more than

one-half the numlir of bales in I860 will be made this year, though the cotton will class much higher, owing to the favorable season for drying it. The writer puts down the entire crop of the South at less than one million bales. The North Carolina (Gold Mine*. New York, Dec. 15. A North Carolina correspondent says old Cal ifornia miners pronounce the North Carolina gold mines far superior in wealth to those of California. 4 large number of capitalists had arrived from the North and many of the mines were being prepared tor re-opening and work ing- _______ Mouth Carolina Legislature. Columbia, S. C., Dec. 15. The nouse indefinitely postponed the reso lution expressing sympathy with Jeff. Davis.— The Legislature has accepted Donaldson as a place for establishing an agricultural college, and appropriating tne proceeds to the State University. Movement- of (General (Grant. St. Louis, Dec. 15. General Grant was met by a large number of our citizens last evening, when the usual courtesies were interchanged. Another Pacific Railroad. New Orleans, Dec. 14. An effort is being made to secure stock and obtain a charter for a railroad from this city to Sacramento, Cal., via Monterey, Mexico. NEW YORK. Fire in a Hotel—^Underground Railroad for Broadway—Her ions Fire in Liberty Street—« Ar#est of John IVIorrioey, and others. New York, Dec. 15. A few minutes after 8 o’clock last evening a loud explosion was heard in the basement of the Compton bouse, situated on the corner of 24th street and 3d avenue, when the cry ot fire was raised, causing a scene of great confusion in the hotel. The proprietor of the house (Wil liam Compton) and a boarder named Oliver Miller ran to the store room, which thev found wrapped in flames, and the occupants of the kitchen completely cut off from escape. Both Mr. Compton and his companion maue strenu ous efforts to extinguish the flames, but failed in doing so. At this juncture the 18th Pre cinct Police arrived on the scene, and lent great assistance in rescuing those imprisoned j in the kitchen, as did also tne firemen present. The origin of the fire is unknown at present, but it is supposed to have resulted from an ex Elosion of gasoline, a fluid used in the night imps, but what caused Ihe explosion is not known, as the fireman was unable to explain, owing to his injdries. The flames were soon extinguished by the firemen and did not ex [ tend beyond the basement. The State Senatorial Committee, which has been in session here some days on the city rail road question, adopted a resolution yesterday recommending underground railways for trans porting passengers along the route of Broad way. t i- more dlintllleries were seized yesterday by Government officers here. Not more than twelve are being run now. The Major’s nomination of William H. Murray, for Street Commissioner, has been re jected by the Board of Aldermen. The Board of Councilmen have adhered to their action making the price ot the lower end of City Hall Park to the Government for a Postoffice, $500,000. About 6 P. M. yesterday a fire broke out on the third floor of building No. Ill Liberty street, among a Quantity of straw and other packing material. The flames spread with great rapidity through tho building, causing the destruction of the third, fourth and fifth floors. The first, second and third floors were occupied by Mackay Brothers, as a wholesale earthen ware and china store, and they sustain alossof $70,000, Dartially covered by insurance. ! Thsfo^rth and fifth floors were occupied by H. H. Hfe?mending®r, boot dealer, whose loss in stock was about $10,000, partially covered by insurance. The outbound steamers of to-day take the following amounts of specie: America for Bre “/“.JgOO.Op0; City of Paris, *271,000; Europe, *446,000. Total *1,017,000. 4 printed report of the committee for the re lief of Portland has been issued in handsomely printed pamphlets cf 44 pages. The sale o! pewsiu Rev. Dr. Chapin’s Church 5th Avenue, continued Friday evening. The highest price paid for a seat, over premium, $200, was No. 46, knocked down to Horace Greeley, the price of which was $1200. John Munroe & Co., bankers in Wall street, were yesterday robbed by a clerk, who has es caped, of $10,000 in gold bonds. An order has been issued for the arrest of John Morrisey, Benjamin Wood and a dozen other lottery dealers, on complaint of Nelson P. O. Dell, a cooper, who deposes that within the past two years he has lost the sum of *35, 000 at the lottery and policy shops kept by the defendants. _ u • . ... Nbw Yobk, Dec. 16. The brig Arabia, arrived here this morning from Arichat, C. B., reports, Dec. 13, noon, lat. 40.30, long. 69.55, saw one of the ocean yachts showing a blue nag with something white in it and having a house on deck. It is supposed to be the Henrietta, which carried a blue flag. Canadian Affair*. Ottawa, Canada, Doc. 15. Intelligence is received from England to the effect that the Lower Province delegates are about to return, having come to a favorable un derstanding in reference to confederation. As there will be some difficulty about funds for the construction of the Inter-colonial Railway, some discussion may arise concerning the al lowance to Prince Edward Island, but it is ex pected that it a'ill 1h satisfactorily arranged. , Toronto, Dee. 15. Col. Roberts, of the Fenian Brotherhood, last week sent *200 to Bishop Lynch, to be ex pended in procuring necessaries for Father McMahon and other Fenian prisoners in jail here. The money was returned to the Fenian Brotherhood by his Lordship, who declined to have anything to do with the matter. North Carolina Legislature. Raleigh, N. C., Dec. 15. The State Legislature passed a bill to-day granting general pardon and amnesty for all officers and soldiers of the United States and Confederate States armies for offences commit ted against crimiual laws while in the discharge of their duty. Hariae Disaster. Fortress Monroe, Dec. 16. Schooner Archer Ann, Reeves, from Savan nah for Boston with cotton, put into Norfolk in distress. FROM EUROPE NEWS BY THE CABLE. Berlin, Dec. 14.— The Gentian Parliament will consist of but one Chamber. In conjunc tion with the Assembly there will be a Federal Commission composed of the several different Governments belonging to the North German Confederation. The Prussian Government in sists that the military organization of the States of the Union should be identical, viz.:— similar to that in force in Prussia in every de tail, equipment, munitions and military exer cise . Officers will be able to rise throughout the armies without reference to contingents of different States. Appointments of officers must be ratified by the King of Prussia, to whom the oath of allegiance must be taken by every soldier. London, Dec. -14.—Advices received from Sar dinia state that the starving pcasaatry have re volted. It is rumered here that the temporal power of His Holiness the Pope has been severed by an agreement made between the Emperor Na poleon and King Victor Emanuel. Rome, Dec. 14.—Another United States man of-war has arrived Civita Vecchia. Paris, Dec. 14—The United States govern ment has begun legal proceedings iu the first tribunal of the Seine, to recover the sum of two million and a quarter francs paid M. M Arman fils, by the ageut of the confederate government, on account of building five iron clad vessels, alleged to have been constructed for the use of the Emperor of China, but actu ally intended for the rebel navy, though the vessels were never delivered. The latest advices from'Cbina state that the French expedition to Corea was meeting with no resistance. London, Dec. 14, Evening.— Intelligence has been received from Japan, which announces that the civil war which has been desolating the country, has been suspended, a truce hav ing been deolared between the several hostile factions. Barnsley, Thursday night, Dee. 13.—A third explosion took place at Oaks Colliery, at ten o’clock this morning. There is no longer any hope for those in the jplt. It is estimated that three hundred and fifty persons have lost their lives by this terrible disaster. The mine is now ou fire, and the flames have burst from the mouth of the main shaft with great vio lence. The work of drawing out the bodies of the dead has been suspended, and the mine is to be flooded with water, The cause of the explosion will probably remain a perpetual mystery. Hanley, Thursday night, Dec. 13.—There was a fearful 'explosion at noon to-day at Fox-un der-the-Hill, in a coal pit belonging to the North Staffordshire Coal and Iron Com pany. Two hundred men went into the mine this morning, of whom only thirteen have been taken out alive, and they are badly injured.— The rest, it is believed, are dead. Up to the present moment forty dead bodies have been brought out. The exciteiueut among the in habitants is intense. Congressional Measures.—The following is the first and most important section of the District of Columbia Suffrage bill, passed in the Senate by a vote of 32 to 13: Section 1. That from and after the passago of this act, each and every male person, ex cepting paupe rs and persons under guardian ship, of the age of 21 years and upward, who has not been convicted of any infamous crime or offence, and excepting persons who may have voluntarily given aid and comfort to the rebels in the late rebellion, and who shall have been born or naturalized in the United States, and who shall have resided in the said district for. one year, and in the ward or district in winch he shall offer to vote three months next preceding any election therein, shall lie enti tied to the elective franchise and shall be deem ed an elector^and entitled to vote at any elec tion in said district, without any distinction on account of color or race. —The New York Herald of the 14th says:— It is rumored and apparently on good author ity, that Hon. Ben. Wood, State Senator, in a trial of skill with Congressman eleet Hon. John Morrissey at the scientific game of faro, on Wednesday night last, realized the handsome winnings of $140,000. The contest took place at the headquarters of Congressman Morrissey, on Twenty-fourth street. PORTLAND AND VICINITY. Nfiw Advrrli«uirnla To-Day. ENTERTAINMENT COLUMN. Theatre—Bidwell 4- Brown. P. Y. M. C. A—Fourth Lecture. NEW ADVERTISEMENT COLUMN. Advertised Letters—NV. Davis. Agents Wanted. Seizure of Goode—Israel Washburn, Jr. $5—Agents Wanted. 00 Agents Wanted. Portland Society of Natural History. Ladies’ Cloakings—A. D. Beeves. THE COUBTM. SUPREME JUDICIAL COUBT. CRIMINAL TERM.—TAPLEV J, PRESIDING. Saturday.—In the case of State v Robert and Mary Potter, for keeping a house of 111 feme, the evidence was ail put in, and Court adloumed to two o’clock Monday afternoon, at which time the argu ments will commence. MUNICIPAL COUBT. JUDGE KINGSBURY PRESIDING. Saturday.—William H. Larkin, for larceny of a cap from Shaw’s hat and cap store, was fined *5 and costs, which he paid. Fires.—The alarm of fire Saturday after noon came from Bradley’s Hotel, corner of In dia and Commercial Streets. A bed in a room in the attic, from some means unknown, but supposed to he from a match carelessly thrown on to it, caught fire. The room was occupied by two hoarders, who lost a considerable amount of clothing. The ftirniture in the room was destroyed; otherwise the damage was slight. Saturday forenoon the old Dyer house on Commercial Street, near the Grand Trunk De pot, caught fire in the upper part, from a de fect in the chimney. Mr. Barnard Daly, at work with a gang of hands near by, rushed to the house with his men, and succeeded in ex tinguishing the fire without causing a gener al alarm. Mr. Daly and his men were, also, chiefly instrument il in putting out the fire at Bradley’s Hotel. Mbs. A. M. McKenney.—In our obituary column this morning will be found a notice of the decease of the estimable wife of the well known daguerrean artist, Mr. A. M. McKen ney. We cordially sympathize with the be reaved husband and relatives, in this afflirtive dispensation and their irreparable loss. Mrs. McKenney was well known for many years as the efficient aid of her husband in conducting and managing his extended business. We shall meet her cheerful face and friendly greeting no more. Lovely and amiable, she admirably sus tained herself as a worthy example of a devot ed wife, daughter and friend. Benevolent and kind to all with whom sho came in contact, a wide void is made by her decease which can not be filled. As a model wife, she may have had her equals, but certainly not her superiors. She is to be interred in Saco on Wednesday next Babe Mabia Henby.—Capt. Hearn has favored cs with the following particulars of the loss of this vessel. The bark sailed from Man sanilla, Cuba, Sept. 13th, with a cargo of ma hogany, cedar, &c., for Falmouth, England, and was lost on the 18th of September, at 3 o’clock, A. M., on Jordenal Eeef, South side of Cuba. The crew were all saved. Part of the stores, rigging, &c., and a small part of the cargo were saved by the wreckers and crew, and were sold at the Grand Cayman. The bark was eighteen months old, 614 tons burthen, built at Cape Elizabeth, and cost $iU, 000. She was classed as A. 1 and insured for $60,000 in Portland, Boston, Providence and New York. She was owned by Capt. George Hearn and others of this city. The Maiden’s Pbayeb.—This is the title of a large engraving just published by Heaton & Co., Cleveland, Ohio. It is from an English painting, and is engraved in mezzotint by Win. Sartin, of Philadelphia. It represents a young girl kneeling, with clasped hands, and eyes upraised, in the act of devotion. The attitude is graceful, the expression of the face simple and unconscious, and the picture a pleasing one of the kind. This engraving is sold by subscription only and agents are wanted to whom a libera) com mission will be given. Apply iu person or by letter to John Russell, general agent for Cum berland and YoTk Counties. Office Cross St., Portland. P. O. Box 2,016. Additional Contributions. The following additional contributions have been received by the Mayor: H. Hatch, New York, $25 00 Citizens of Philadelphia, additional, 700 00 Citizens of Washington, “ 19 00 Citizens of St. Louis, “ by M. L. Pottle, 20 00 W. D. Smith, Reithburg, 111., by Mayor of Bangor, 3 60 Citizens ot Lawrence, additional, 1 066 59 Citizens of New York, “ 450 61 Citizens of Lowell, “ 662 61 Citizens of Gorham, Me., “ 345 50 $3,292 91 Total amount received to date, $505,318.55. Aged Indigent Woken.—At the Central . Church last evening, Rev. Mr. Allen, of the Chestnut Street Church, delivered a sound and practical aid of the funds of the Association for tlie relief of Aged Indigent Women. The congregation was not so large as it ought to have been, many persons being afraid of a storm, and there being several other evening meetings. Tho collection amounted to sixty-eight dollars. Occasional Discoubse.—Rev. Mr. Fenn preached yesterday afternoon at High Street Church, in the presence of a large congrega tion, an able and solemn discourse suggested by the sad and singular death in that church last week of Mr. Orlando Libby, who was a member of that Society. The music on the oc casion by the fine quartette choir, was of a high order, and was rendered with solemn ap propriateness. Movekents of Ocean Steakebs.—Steam ship St. David, Cant. Aird, sailed from this port for Liverpool Saturday evening, with eight cabin and fourteen steerage passengers and a full cargo. Steamship Moravian, Capt. A itou, will sail fioin this port for Liverpool next Saturday. The Damascus is the steamer due at this port this week, from Liverpool. Flock.—A cargo of St. Louis flour, 4412 bar rels arrived here yesterday from New Orleans in bark Cephas Sterrett. Another cargo is on the way. It is found that flour from tbe west can be obtained more speedily by sea than by land transit. These cargoes come to Messrs. Churchill, Browns & Manson Queer Marriage—We find in the Star of Saturday tbe following: “marriages. Stmr Dirigo, Sherwood, New York. Stmr New Brunswick, Winchester, East port and St John, NB, for Boston.” There will be a social gathering at the Ves try of the Free Street Church, this (Monday) evening. Christmas emblems and other arti cles for sale. Ecfreshments served during the evening. Doors open at six o’clock. Sleighing.—It commenced snowing about half past 8 o’clock, Sunday evening and con tinues, with severity at the time of inditing this paragraph, 11 o’clock. The prospect is that we shall have good sleighing. Police Item.—Sixteen persons were accom modated at the lockup Saturday night. Four of them applied for lodgings; one was commit ted for vagrancy; five for drunkenness, and six for drunkenness and disturbance. Skating.—The skating on tbe basin is ex cellent and there is no danger now in indulg ing in the sport Baiiey on Free street has capital skates. Foreign Extorts.—The exports from this port last week amounted to 9153,316.88. Heavy Failarr. The principle topic that has engrossed the mercantile community of this city the past week, is the suspension of the well known firm of Bradley, Coolidge & Rogers, one of the heaviest corn and flour houses in this city, which occurred on Monday last. The liabilities of the firm cannot yet be accurately ascertain ed, they being themselves unable to make any very definite approximation; but we regret to state that they ore heavy, and the worst fea tnres are that a large portion of the liabilities of the concern ure “honarary,” being for bor rowed money, chiefly among a class of our cit izens who cannot ‘afford to lose the several amounts, but a small portion of which was se cured in any way. Messrs. W. & C. R. Milliken were the heav iest endorsers upon their paper, and the as signment was made to Messrs. Milliken, who will at present continue the business of Messrs. Bradley, Coolidge & Rogers. There are few houses in this city that have enjoyed the general confidence and good wish es of the public to a greater extent than that of Messrs. Bradley, Coolidge & Rodgers, and none probably that would cause deeper regret or broader sympathies in their misfortune, hav ing been always characterized by their public spirit and enterprise, and unbounded liberality iu all measures tending to promote the busi ness interests and prosperity of the city. There are many things that can lie said in extenuation of their present circumstances, that go far to assuage the public feeling, when the case is viewed in all its hearings. Proba bly no house in the city has used so much ef fort and under greater sacrifices, in competing with other markets to draw and retain the trade of our State within its own borders, and in their assignment they have made a “ clean breast” of everything, sparing no special friends or relatives. Their liabilities outside of the city, we learn, are comparatively small.— [Price Current. Dramatic—Mb. Proctor.—This nnivcipal favorite among our Theatre goers has been ire engaged by Messrs. Bidwell & Brown, and will remain with us during the coming week.— Many standard Hhakcsperian and other legiti mate plays produced during the week. The entire programme is announced in the regular advertisement to which we call the reader’s attention. Mr. Proctor’s success dur ing the past week must have been highly grat ifying to him as well as profitable to the man agement. Heats may be secured in advance, aod we advise all who would have a good one to secure it in season. Store Breaking.—Saturday night the cloth ing store of Mr. Wm. A. Durau, corner of Fore and Moulton streets, was entered by breaking one of the side lights in the door way. The robbers piled up five or six hundred dollars worth of clothing in the window, ready to take away, when they were frightened off from gome cause or other and departed without taking any thing of value. One coat is all that is missing. A pair of pants were found on the sidewalk.— The money drawer, which contained about $10 worth of currency, was not touched. Fair and Levee.—The Fair and Levee to be given by the ladies of the First Baptist Church, at Lincoln Hall, Munjoy, on Wcdnetday and Thursday evenings, must not be forgotten by our citizens. Much time has been spent by tbe ladies in the manufacture of useful and orna mental articles, which will be otfered for sale. Refreshments will be furnished, and wreaths ami emblems tor Christmas ran be hail in pro fusion. The cars run to the Hall, so there will be no trouble in getting there. In the early settlement of our country tlu 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 and you will get relief. Then bny a case. ilec4tf Erste Sonatella is the title of a new piece of music composed for the piano-forte by Steph en A. Emery, of this city, and inscribed to hie friend Ernest Perabo. It is published by Hen ry Tolman & Co., Boston, and for sale at the different music stores. The Atlantic Monthly, and Gooey’s Lady’s Book for December may be hail of C. R. Chisholm & Brothers, HOT Congress street. THE (STATE. —The Eastport Sentinel Bays that a pedlar recently driving through the town of Coojier, was stopped by afoot-pad who presented a pis tol and demanded his money. The pedlar had a little girl riding with him at the time, who, seeing the state of affairs, crept back on the top of the cart and dragged his overcoat up within reach, from which he took his revolver and disabled his man. The Sentinel also says that a boy of fifteen, living with Mrs. John Crosby, stole a trunk containing $400 in gold and $300 in currency and cleared for St. Ste phen, where he was afterwards arrested. He had hidden all but $50 of the money, however. —It is stated that S. D. Hager, Esq., of Rich mond, is the originator of the movement be ing made to establish a line of steamers be tween the Kennebec and New York, who into be backed by wealthy citizens in Bath, and other places on the river. An act of incorpora tion is to be asked for, with a capital of $100, 000. —The Transcript says a new paper, called the Gazette, has been started in Wintlirop. A correspondent informs the- Transcript that “the proprietor has hired the ruins of thp Nor way Advertiser, and without capital, with a list of 150 subscribers, intends to live.” —The New Odd Fellows’ Hall was dedicat ediu Bath on Thursday last. —The Bath Times thinks the extension of the Buckfield railroad to Canton—an enter prise of which we recently had occasion to urge the completion—would enable Portland to drain in a measure the territory upon n hich Bath market depends for the immediate supply of its people, but adds the very sensible re flection that “Bath could not well oppose the extension, hut she might obtain a compensa tion, by extending the Androscoggin road to Mechanic Falls, thus bringing Montreal and all tho country traversed by the Grand Trunk, as near to Bath as they are to Portland her salf.” —The Aroostook Times say s the sum of $1300 in gold was received in payment tor duties on foreign goods by Mr. Vandine, Collector at Iloulton, during, the month of November.— This the is largest amount ever collected there n any one month. Destructive Fire—The new woolen mill of the Robinson Manufacturing Company, at Cragie’s Mills, Oxford, was totally destroyed with all the machinery and stock on Friday night. The old mill was somewhat damaged, but to what extent is not yet known in this city, neither how the Are originated. The property was owned by Messrs. H. J. Libby & Co., of this city, and Mr. Robinson, the manager, who resides in Oxford. The new mill was erected about three years since, was built of brick, 120 by 00 feet, four stories high besides basement and attic, and contained nine sets of woolen machinery. The estimated loss on the new mill and the stock it contained is $150,000. There was in surance on this mill for $110,000, and on the old mill for $35,000, divided among the following offices: In Dow & Libby’s Agency—Home, New York,$11,000; Putnam, Hartford,$10,000; Nar ragansett. Providence, $5000; Oermania, New York, $5000; Standard, New York, $5000; Fane, Philadelphia, $.5000. Total $41,000. In John K. Dow & Son’s Agency—Liveritool & London & Globe Co., $15,000; Metropolitan, $10,000; North American, $*.,000; Phmnix, $•>, 000; Charter Oak, $3,000. Total $30,000. In J. W. Munger’s Agency—International, New York, $12,000; Home, New Haven, $0,000; , Merchants’, Providence, $0,000; Connecticut, I do., $0,000; Roger Williams, do., $0,000. Total $30,000. in Loring, Stockpole & Co.’s Agency—Se curity, New York, $10,000; Atlantic, Brooklyn, $.5000; Providence, $6000. Total $21,000. In Warren Sparrow's Agency—National, Boston, $S00O. —Henry Bnlwer, youngest son of the novel ist, it about to publish a work on Talleyrand. LrUer AM the KmIm«I Capii.i. Washington, D. C., Dec. 13, ifjflf,. [Correspondence of the Press.] ADJOURNMENT FOB THE HOLIDAYS ...,?mmU"inR and rath8r "a™ contest oocui rc! , l„NrU?,r,niDgintheHoU!,e- reIativ8 ^ Which ,he Houlwl Anally *>* Thumda v °Wn a'ror fcy agreeing to a<yourn on M™. d" '£?“■ “““« •»—». was nine days ^L if0" ‘f® *ime Uken labor an,I respond”! IT.® T well assured that the 40th r *’ "°W that ** ’* on the adjournmem „fThk C°ngre88 ta to It is hardly probable that the Senate will agree with this lengthened holiday They cut the time down last year and will probably do so this. J THE WORK OF INVESTIGATION. Phis goes on steadily, and there can be no doubt that facts wi fl be developed establishing the corrupt character of the present Adminis tration and therein warranting impeachment on other than political reasons. A resoiution passed this morning railing on he I resident for all information relating to here] fthe lnnrd,rer8 of thoS0 MhJllo sold'ers who were killed last summer in South Carolma. It will be remembered that Mr. this aff investigate a lsfofsn ti0npas8ed thU u>«™ing alls for all papers relative to the cotton seiz ures which resulted in the murders; all relat ing to the trials, the subsequent reprieval- re moval to the Dr, Tcrtugas; their relea.4 in elaware and subsequent pardon, with the names of all persons acting for and endorsing he mnrderers-application. It is very evident that Congress will press the matter to a com Plate exposure. The special Committee on tho New Orleans Kiot will leave here on Saturday. A resolu tion was adopted calling tor all papers in the possess,on of the War Department or of Ccu C.rant bearing upon this subject Resolutions were offered this morning call ing on the General Land Office and the Freed men’s Bureau for all information in their pos session, relating to operations under the Amended Homestead law of last session which was introduced by Mr. Bice of Maine’ That measure it will be remembered places ail the Public Lands in the States of Florida Al abama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana under the operations of the Homestead Law restricted, however to 80 acres each person’ and also until January 1st 1807, to those per sons who can in addition to the oath of loyalty take the test oath. When the bill was under discussion, in a communication to the Committee on Public Lands, Gen. Howard urged the passage of the hill, as it would enable the freedmen to octu py these lands within the period named.— There is not the least doubt that with ordinary opposition the Bureau would have accomplish ed its promise. It appears that an organized effort has been made in some, if not all, of the States to pre vent the freedmen from reaping the benefit of the act In Florida this opposition has to a large degree been fhtile, some twelve thousand acres having been occupied, giving homes to about two hundred families. In Alabama there has not been us much progress as this. The land offices in that State were all con centrated in one at Montgomery, and great complaint is made about its management The freedmen, after the bill’s passage, organized associations to avail themselves of its benefits A correspondent of the Mobile Advertiser and Register (John Forsyth’s organ) boasts that but serenteen freedmen have availed themselves *he ’“"V TheM°bil« Nationalist, edited by Albert Griffin, chairman of the Southern Loy alist Committee appointed at Springfield, 111 declares that the land officers at Montgomery do everything in their power to hinder the search for land and the examination of flats etc., by either white or black loyalists. I„ an "(lice, the chief officer of which. Commission er Joseph Wilson, forbids his clerks in South ern correspondence to use the terms “late re-' hellion" or “rebels,” it is not at all unlikely that the charges made by the Nationalist PDoulu prove true. There arc about forty million acres of land in the States named. The loyal men of the South, now here, ask Congress to extend the time prohibiting ex-rebels from the occupation of these lands. There are all sorts of cliques here engaged in attempts to revive forfeited land grants in those States. Another set from Louisiana are here asking for a grant of pub lic land in that State, to aid in rebuilding the Mississippi levees. The Levee Commissioners who are represented in this endeavor, are all pro-rebel in character and sympathies PATINO FOB SUBBATT’S PARDON. A sharp encounter of wit ooctnred this morning in the House. Being in Committee of the \\ hole, Mr. Stevens had under consider tion an appropriation bill, in which was an item for $25,000 for the use of the State De partment. Mr. Schofield of Pennsylvania ob jected to this, urging as he did so, that he un stood that it was to defray the expense of bringing John H. Surratt home that he might be pardoned, This palpable hit was greeted with heart) laughter, which was not lessened when Mr. Stevens rose to reply. The solemn manner of the “Great Commoner” was taken as sure precursor of some biting sarcasm. He announced that be would explain the charac acter ol the expenditures, and in so doing gratify the laudable curiosity of some of his friends as to reported interviews with a certain public functionary. He then stated that Mr. Seward called on him at his (Mr. Stevens) re quest, Seward being the younger man, as Mr. Stevens facetiously remarked. He would as sure his friends that no other subject was talk ed of but this appropriation. The object was to pay tho expenses of suits now being tried in Eugland and Franee for the recovery from parties there of property formerly belonging to tho rebel government. These claims amount ed in all to about twenty million dollars, and most of this it was expected to recover. An other item was of course the amount incurred in the arrest and pursuit of Surratt, which Mr. Stevens said whs expensive, having for a year been carried on, mainly by telegraph, over the continent and in the East. He thought, how ever, it was money well expended. Another item was for the payment of vessels of war em ployed by the State Department. It was tho custom of the Secretary of the Navy to charge the cost when a ship of war was used by other departments of the government and collect the same. mr. ncnotleld said he would withdraw his motion to strike out if Mr. Stevens would as sure him that in the unexplained items there was not one paying for “swinging around the circle.” Stevons said in reply that he believed there were some unpaid bills out, but they were not included in this appropriation. The affair was quite amusing and sharp. It is a perti nent illustration ol the contempt entertained for the author of “My Policy.” Another point is the want of all friendly and social relations between the White House and the Capitol. PXBSOXAI. Among the conspicnons persons on the floor was the striking figure and swarthy face of Gen. Logan, the favorite soldier of Illinois. The General is stouter than formerly, and does not wear his block hair so long. Within two or throe days the House hits been strengthen ed by the arrival of Hon. Koscoe Conkling of New York. Mr. Conkling is an able man—one ol'the ablest in a body remarkable for intel loctual force and capacity. Yet a young man, he is rising rapidly in the estimation of not only hisconstitnency, but of the country. His name is brought forward prominently in con nection with the succession to the seat ol Mr. Harris in the Senate. It is a settled fact in the minds of the shrewdest observers here and elsewhere, that Mr. Greeley, onre likely to be elected, has now no chance whatever. George W. Curtis would be most generally approved, but his locality is against him. So far aa pub lic men here are concerned the election of Kos coe Conkling would he welcomed heartily, and lie considered as an honorable act on the part of the State of wliirh he is a distinguished citizen. Spectator