Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, December 20, 1866, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated December 20, 1866 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY - - -— ■ — - - - - - - ———■ - - —■—.————————»————■————— Established June 23, 1862. Vol. a. PORTLAND, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 20, 1806. Terms Eight Dollars per annum,in advance. THE PORTLAND DAIL\ PRESS is publish d everyday, (Sunday excepted,) at No. 1 Printers’ Exchange,Commercial Street, Portland, by N. A. Foster, Proprietor. Terms : —Eight Dollars a year in advance! THE MAIM' STATE PRESS, i* puWWK'.l** the a me place every Thursday morning a( $-'.00 a year, availably in advance. Kates of Advf.ktising.—“uc mcii »i tq»aee,in euelhoi coluinu, constitutes i • .-quaic. ^ l.r,o | n are daily Urn week: 75 cents per week alter; three insertions, or less, $1.00; coniinu ug every other day alter first week, 50 cents. Halt square, three insertions or less, 75 cent*; one week. $1.00; 50 cents per week alter. Under head of “Amusements,’’ $2.00 n<r square per week; three insert ions or less, $1.50. Special Notices,$1.25 per square lor the first in sertion, and 25 cents pei square for each subsequent usertiou. Advertisements inserted in the ‘ Maine State pRESS”(which lias a large circulation in every par of the State) for $1.00 per square for fird insertion* and 50 cents per square tor each subsequent! inser tion. KNTE RTAIN M E NTS. FAIR AND LEVEE! 1UE LADIES OF THE New Methodist Church Will hold a Pair and Levee at uncola hall, On Monday and Tuesday Eve’iigs, Dec. 2llli stud 25tk. The proceeds will $<» to wauls furnishing their new Church. ESTARTICLES FUR SALE. Refreshments, &c, will be dispensed. Admission 25 eta—Children 15 cents. K3T Tuesday Evening AN OLD FAdHluNED APPLE DUMPLIN DINNER will be seiVedup. Dee 20—dtd FAIR V INI U L.EVRE. THE LADIES OK TIIL First Baptist Society will hold a Fair and Levfe on Wednesday and Thursday Rven’gs, DECEHIBFIll I'tlh AND 'Mlh, - AT - LINCOLN HAD L , C'onuresM Street, IHuNjey* C" Tlu; La lies have spent much time in the man ufacture of articles, both useful and ornamental, which will be offered for sale. A large number of Ev ergreens, Wreaths and Emblems foe Christinas have been donated, and will be for sale. The tables will be abundantly supplied with every description of refreshments. ^Adnii<«iou ‘J5 Ceut«. December 12. dlw Mercantile Library Lectures. rpHE Fourteenth Annual Series of Public Lectures 1 under the direction of the Mercantile Library As sociation will be delivered at MECIIAmC^9 HALL. The course will consist of Six Lectures, lor which the following gentlemen have been engaged. Henry Vincent, F«q., Rev. G. II. llepworlh, Rev. II. IVI. Gallaher, J. B. Gouab, Fnq., G. W. Curlii, EnqM Rev. F. H, Chapin. The Opening Lecture will be delivered on Friday fcveniiur, December 21st, -BY Henry Vincent, THE ELOQUENT ENGLISH REFORMER. Subject—“ The Late American Conflict and the Friends and Enemies of America in England.” i&r Tickets for the Course at $1.25 can be lmd at I Davis Brothers, Fore Street; Short & Loriug, corner Free and Center St. ; at Bailey Noyes, at their new Store, Exchange Street, after Dec. 17. Each member is entitled to two tickets at $1 each, which can he had at the Library Rooms on Liiue St., second door from Federal St. Owing to the limited capacity of the Hall, members must secure their tick ets by Wednesday, Dec. 19. The Library Rooms will be oi*n every evening from 7 until9 ; also Wednes day and Saturday ailemoons. LECTURE COM MITT BE : E. COREY, 0. E. JOSE, J. C. PROCTOR, C. H. FLING, M. B. COOLIDGE, J. if, TWITCH ELL, JAMES BAILEY. dec 14 dtt Ocean Association, Ex-No. 4, WILL COMMENCE THEIR Fifth Annual Pourgp of Dances, - AT MECHANICS9 HALL, - WITH A - Ball on Thanksgiving Night! To 1* followed by Tbrrc AoNi'Uiblictt oa Tuesday Nights, a Ball on C hri«t>ua» Niglit, n Ormitf I'ire ■nen’fl military and Civic Ball on New year’ll Night. MANAGERS: President, EDWARD HODGKINS Vice-President, S, S. HANNAFuRD, Secretary, A. It. JACOBS, Treasurers, F. J. BAILEY, R. D. Page,C. H. Phil lips, H. D. Tripp. |2$FTickets for the Course $9; tickets for each of •he Balls $1,50; tickets for each of the Assemblies $1; for the Gallery 50 cents. To be obtained of the Man agers and at tlio door. Music by Chandler's Quadrille Hand. D. II. Chandler Promoter. Dancing to commence at s o’clock. Clothing checked tree. November 27, lft67. eod5w Portland Theatre. Bidwrll & Browne, I.essrrs & lUsnagcis. PARTICULAR ANNpUfJCEJIENTl Owing to tie enthusiastic reception extended to the popttiar tragedian Hr. Joseph Proctor, his engagement has been renewed for A. Few Niffhts Longer T during: which n series oi Shakespearian ami other le gitimate plays will be produced. iVIomlny Eveniug,. IWIiOMAB. Tuesday Evening;,.VlKGINIUk. Wednesday Evening,.OTHEI.I.O. Thursday Evening,.iHACBETH. Friday Evrniag. benefit of Mr. Proctor, HKHlLIEh. flniurday Evening, lust night of Mr. Proctor, by request.NICK OF THE WOODS. gy Seats can be secured in advance for any even ing during the week. December 17. fit NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Internationa] Steamship Co. EaMpnrt, 1'atnis aiul SI. John. WINTER ARRANGEMENT. ONE TRIP PER WEEK. , On and after Monday, December 17til, 1 lie steamer NEW BRUNS A - VTS.j \ WICK. Capi. E. B. W1NCHES \LV JirfelMHagTEM. will leave Kail Road Wharf, tnSt iWMCM^iiiotol'Slate til., every MONDAY’, at 5 o'clock P. M for Kastporl and St. John. RETURNING, will leave St. John every THURS DAY, at 3 o'clock A. AJ, At EaaliKirl Stage Coa< lies will connect tor Ma cAt St John the %. & N. A. Hallway will connect eight received on days of sailing until 1 oVlk. p C. C. LATON, dec2S-dU ___A*ent To Builders and Contractors, N, M. Pi: It hi NS d CO., ‘-IO I Fore St •, HAVE u large assortment ol IIoner Building> which thev olfer at Alaunlactiircr’s prices—Consist nig in part M Nails, Sheet Lead Lead Pipe, Ziue and Glass, White Lead, Oil, and a large assortment of Locks, Latches, Knobs, Butts ami Screws, and a compi le assortment of Carpenters' Tools All "I which will bo sold at the above prices in order t o reduce nm; Stuck previous to removing to our new Store No. 2, dree street Block. Dee. an d to Jan l. _ Copartner#!)ip Notice l fPHE msW'-igned have formed a Co-partnership J under the panic ol HUMPHREY .V WOOIi Sinr, for the transaction ol the Grocery and Pro vision Business, at *To. r'rd I,anforth Street, and so licit of their friends aivi the public a share of pat r mug. . N. L. HUMPHREY, JOHN H. WOUDSIDE. Portland, Dec. Pi. dec 20, if’wood Rook 4gents Wanted. TSQK every town in the State. For terms apply to 1 or addless, J. PATTEN FITCH, dc20d2w* No 2331 Congress Street, Portland, Me. new advertisements. security. i 'ONDKNSKD STATliiHEIVl' ol tho Cou VJ d it toll ol tile SKCt'HITY IW8U BIMI «:«M PAN ¥ of New York* on the first day ol I November, I860. made to the State of Maine, pursuant to the Statute ol that State. NAME AND LOCATION. The name ot this Company is the Security In st bar* E Company. incorporated iu 1*50, aud lo cated in the city of New York. CAPITAL. The capital of said Company actually paid up in cash is - - $1,000,000 00 The surplus ou the first dav of November, 1806, - - - " - - $451,384 58 Total amount ol capital aud surplus, $1,451/181 58 ASSETS. Ca>U Items, t $315,968 42 United States Bonds, - - - 285,707 50 State, County and City Bonds. - lot.600 00 Bonds and Mortgages, - 498,184 00 Interest accrued, but not due, - - 18,254 70 Unpaid Premiums, - 01,047 78 Special Loans, and all other Property, - 146,872 93 $1,430,035 33 LIABILITIES. Ain't < f Losses adjusted, and due and uupaid. none. “ “ incurred, aud In process of adjuslmeut, - $100,831 43 All other existing claims against the Com pany, - 36.729 04 Total amount of Losses, Claims and Liabil lies,.$203,560 47 Sr a e of New York, I City and County ol New York,) b”** A. F. llasiingB, President, and Frank VV. Ballard Secretary, of the Security insurance Company, being severally and duly sworn, depose aud say, and each lor himself, that ti.e foiegoing is a true, lull and conect statement of the affairs oi the said Cor poration, and that they are the above described of deers thereof. Sworn to before me. Nov 13, 1806. THUS. I,. THOR NELL, Notary Public. A. F. HASTINGS, President. FRANK W. BALLARD, Secretory. Loring, Stackpole & Co, Agts, Office No. 117 Commercial St., dc20-eod3w PORTLAND. A, Robinson, 325 Congress St, Has a great variety of Articles for Presents for the Children. The most splendid assortment of PICT U HE BOOKS ever ottered in Portland; some of them are perfectly beautiful. FOK BOYS AND GIBLS, a very large collection of JUVENILE BOOKS aud GAMES. FOR VOUNO LADIES, The Poets, Prayer Books, and Bibles in Superior Bindings, Portable Desks and Handkerchief aud Glove Rox6s, Ladies’ Companions and Jewelry Box es and Scottish ink Stands. FOB YOUNG GENTLEMEN, Cigar Cases, Cigar Holders, Meerschaum Pipes, Supe rior Wallets and Letter Holders, Knives, &c. For FATHERS aud MOTHERS, Traveling Bags, Quarto Bibles, Poeket Books, and a great assortment of Diaries. dc20to?G I.arffe Sale of Horses, Sleighs, Robes, <&c., at Auction. ON SATURDAY, Doc. 22d, at 11 o’clock A. M., at City Hotel stables, Greeu street, we shall oiler tne livery stock of Mr. J. F. Libby, comprising single aud double Sleighs of all grades, Wolf, <Joou, White Astiican, Buffaloes, Fancy and Lap Robes, new and second hand Harnesses, Blankets, &c. Also the well known horse “Tom Thumb,” very valuable for a family or driving horse; the valuable white marc “Snow Storm,” a splendid family mare; the black horse “Sampson,” weighs 1100 lbs, and for style, beauty and excellence this horse cannot be beat. This is a rare opportunity for any one wishing any of the ahnvi> aiitrk. H. BAILEY & SON, Auctioneers, dec20dtd 170 Fore street. Miss LUCY A. HENSEN, Successor to Mrs. A. Hawley, FASHIONABLE MIA I It DKfi§4CR, respectfully informs the Ladies of Portland and vi cinity that she is now ready to attend to Shampoo ing, Dyeing and Dressing Ladies’ hair at the shortest nonce, and will wait on all who may kindly •tended her their patronage. All orders left, at Mr. J. Part ington’s Confectionery Store, or at Miss L. A. Hen sen's residence, corner of Mount to it and Sumner streets, will be punctually attended. dec20d2w* Reduced Prices. t pHE attention of the public is called to the spiel* X did assortment of Engliith, German Ar Americau Doeskins, Broadcloths, Cnssiiuercs, Arc, For sale by «f. JT. GILBERT, Munjoy Hill, No 34 St. Lawrence St. Also a large lot ol 11-4 BLANKETS,, by the pair as cheap as can be bought at wholesale. dcc20dtf WANTED! I Waut a Reliable Man with $1200 Cash. To take an equal interest in my business. Address E. A. HOLYOKE, 80 State Street, Room ft, Boston, Mass. Dee 20—dftt NOTICE. IF Miss Sarah Baison will go or write to New York. Fulton Street. No. 168, she w.U iliere And a considerable sum of money leit there in the hands of a gentleman for her. It she is not iii the city of Portland, will her triendn please send this to her wherever she may be. dec 20 dSt* F CHASE. Found ON the 17th iust-, a small sum ol money. The owner can have the same by proving property, and paying for this notice. CHAS. A. BEALE, rear of Webster’* Store, corner of Oxford and Boyd Streets. Dec. 20 d3t» SPECIAL NOTICE. OWING to the breaking of a Driver on the Engine “Westbrook,” the regular freight train on the Portland and Rochester R. R. will be discontinued for a few days. dc20dtf Special Steam Boat Notice. THE steamer New England, Capt. Field, will leave io-day at 5 P. M. tor Eastport aud St. John. dec 2u dlt C. 0. EATON. To the Senate amt House of Representatives in the Leu Mature °J Maine assembled. THE undersigned, the Directors of the Cape Eliza beth steam Febby Company, respectfully pray that said Company may lie authorized to in erease its capital stock ; also to increase tire rates of toll upon said Ferry to such amount as the Legisla ture shall deem suitable. JOSEPH W. DYER, BENJAMIN VV. F1CKETT, CHARLES FOBES. Portland, Dec., 18011. dec It <12aw3w An Extuaobpinaey Member op Pauua ment.—The following remarkable aeeouut of a new Irish member of Parliament, appeared recently in the Dublin correspondinee of the London Times; “As the geutlemau who has just been elected one of the Parliamentary Representatives of AVextbrd County is the most remarkable man who has ever occupied a seat in the House of Commons, it may be interesting to vour read ers to know something of Arthur MaeMurrough Kavauagh. 1 use no exaggerated phrase when I describe him as not merely the “most remark able.” hut I might truthfully say, the most ex traordinary gentleman who has during the present century at least entered Parliament. Mr. Kavanagh has neither legs nor arms. He was botnin. this unfinished fipdjion, and in place of legs he has about six inches of muscu lar thigh stumps, one being abont an iueli shorter than its fellow; while his arms are dwarfed to perhaps four inches of the upper portion of these members, and those are unfur nished with any terminations approaching in the remotest degree to the form of hands. Yet your readers wifi he surprised to hear that he is a beautiful caligraphist, a dashing huntsman, au artistic draftsman, an unerring shot, and the most expert of yachtsmen. In face and bust Sir. Kavanagh is of n manly handsome mould; fine, well-marked features, and eyes beaming with intelligence. He is now about forty years ot age, and a large fam ily of as handsome children as could be found in this teeming and prolific country has bless ed his union with a lady as remarkable for her beauty as she is beloved for her amiability. His literary taste he has gratified iu the lhllest extent ; and the Cruise of the Em, published a short time since, testifies that he is as a writer graceful, vivacious and observant. The hook as illustrated by sketches taken by himself during his cruise. His mode of writing is sim ple hut must bat e been attended with great trouble before he attained the proficiency which he unquestionably has. Re holds the pen or pencil in bis mouth and guides its course by the arm-stumps, which are sufficiently long to meet across the chest; ami thus ho produces a handwriting, each letter of which is distinct ly formed, and all without any peculiarity, or what is termed “character.” When hunting, he sits in a kind of saddle-basket, and his reins are managed with an expertness and an ease that are surprising; hut, perhaps the greatest of his achievements is driving a “four-in-hand.” This he does to perfection; and as his team scampers away at a dashing pace, the sharp crack of his whip may be beard far off.” LATEST NEWS BY TELEUUAl'H TO THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. - - - * --o**” Thnrsday Morning, December 20, 186G. XXXIX UONGBEBS-SECOND SESSION. SENATE. Washington, Dee. 19. A resolution was adopted to print the re ports of the Commissioner of Public Lands, iu foreign languages tor distribution at the Paris Exposition. Mr. Harris, from the Judiciary Committee, reported back the House bill providing for an additional session of the 39lh and tlic succeed ing Congress on the 4th of March, with an amendment to strike out the second section and insert that, no person who was a member of the previous Congress shall receive any compensation as mileage for going to or return ing from the additional session provided for in the hill. A resolution was adopted instructing the Secretary of the Interior to place to the credit of Charles Clark, U. S. Marshal for the Dis trict of Maine, #3,018, for public money burn ed dtiriuv the Portland fire. A resolution was adopted calling upon the Secretary of the Interior tor information as to supplies purchased for Indians during the past year, whether they were purchased in open market, etc. Mr. Sumner otiered a resolution, which was adopted, calling upon the Secretary of State lor information as to what steps had been taken for the collection of products, weights, cuius, etc., for the Paris Exhibition. The hill granting land fur Oregon military roads was referred. Mr. Pomeroy ottered a hill to make national bank notes legal tenders, the same as treasury notes. Also, to repeal the section of the bill author izing tbe appointment of pension agents was re ported, with a proviso that the terms of all others shall have expired when their succes sors are appointed. Mr. Williams presented a resolution to re strict the immigration of the Chinese. He sai.l that since the first discovery of gold in California the Cltinese iu considerable num bers have emigrated to the Pacific coast. They came not to he citizens, not to learn to speak our language, or profess our religion, or adopt ohr customs, manners or habits, but to be a people unto themselves and to maintain their attachment to the government under which they were horn. He (Williams) would not un dertake to say that any particular harm had yet resulted from the presence of this people upon the Pacific coast, but new facilities for their immigration have recently been made, and no doubt they will be increased so as to bring Chinese here iu great numbers. It was time for Congress to give a little attention to the subject. Adopted. Mr. Ross introduced the following preamble and resolution: Whereas, the amendment to the Constitu tion proposed at the first session of the 39th Congress, known as article 14, and submitted to the several States for their acceptance, not having been accepted by a constitutional ma jority of the States and sections of the coun try lately in rebellion, being deemed thereby in danger of falling into a state af anarchy by reason of their having no systematic civil gov ernment. therefore be it Resolved, By the senate and House ot Rep resentatives in Congress assembled, that the Joint Committee on Reconstruction he direct ed to inquire into the expediency of establish ing such regulations tor the government of such districts lately in rebellion as shall have refused or may bereal'ter refuse to adopt said amendment as may be found necessary for the preservation of peace and the protection of so ciety and the interests of llie Government in those districts. Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. At one o’clock the bill to admit Nebraska was taken up. Mr. Howard took the floor in favor ot it. He opposed Mr. Brown’s amendment, anil said when the State was admitted site could set aside its provisions. He expected to live to see the day when every State in the Union would grant the right of suffrage to colored melt. He saw no remedy hut universal suffrage for the eondition of affairs that now existed in the South. Mr. Sherman had said that Congress had agreed that If the rebel States would rati fy the pending Constitutional amendment, they would he admitted to the Union, uud be permitted to participate iu the legislation of Congress Doubtless the honorable Senator (Shcrmau) said what he really believed to be true. The same statement had often lieeu made, not very frequently in Congress, but iu various journals of the country. HeJHoward) would take this occasion, so far as he was con cerned, to contradict the fact. Congress has never proposed it. Congress at the last ses sion, after the most mature deliberation, saw fit to propose an additional article to the Con stitution of tile United States, which, upon being ratified by throe-fourths of the States (of course I mean three-fourths of the States in the Union and not out of the Union). Mr. Sumner—Yes, not including the rebel States. Mr. Howard—Yes; that then it should be a part of the Constitution. But neither of the committee of fifteen, nor either House of Con gress, so far as my memory serves me, has ever made such a proposition so that the rebel States shall be readmitted upon tire ratification by them of this amendment. Mr. Norton asked if the Scnatoa had not so argued in a St. Paul speech. Mr. Howard said he had not, but may have been misrojirescnted. He could not agree to let them in till all had ratified it. Ho retorted ujion the President's St. Louis threat of veto ing all measures of Congress. Mr. Johnson said there was danger to be ap prehended of admitting too many new States. He opposed ID. Brown’s amendment as un warranted. Mr. Wilson moved to iriuenl so as to allow the Legislature to ratify the fundamental con dition concerning exclusion on account of color. Mr. Wade in reply to Mr. Doolittle, denied that he had Intended to say that the rebel States could be-admitted on ratification of the amend ment. His proposition was that they were pledged admission upon its adoption liy three fourths of the States, and adopted lay the seced ed States upon application in loyal form. Mr. Wilson said that he had voted for the ud mission of Tennessee because she had adopted the amendment, and might have felt bound to admit other States if they had come at that time in the same way; but since their people had expressed themselves, there was no law pledging Congress to admit rebel States on the adoption of the amendment, and lie did not in tend to vote for the admission of rebel States now until they had secured civil and political rights to colored persons. He intended to go to the fnrtherest limit of constitutional power. Mr. Doolittle replied to Mr. Wilson, arguing against the theory that the Southern States were States for the purpose of acting ujion a constitutional amendment, hut were not States for the right of representation in Congress. Mr. Fessenden said men pretending to act ujion constitutional affairs were not a legisla ture until Congress saw fit to recognize them as sneli. This view was set forth in the report of the Reconstruction Committee. For him self he did not Ifuqw what lie should do in a specific ease. His understanding was that he had a right to inquire whether the amendment was adopted by a loyal Legislature, which he was bound to recognize. He was free to say that if, from the governments of a State he saw that it had a constitution under which it would be safe to admit it, he would be willing to ad mit it. With regard to the new formation of I these States, he held that he had a right to in quire what kind of a constitution they had. It might bo a question preliminary with him, after I hose States had adopted the amendment whether they had a government which pave them a right to adopt it. He would not yield one iota of the guarantees already insisted upon and such further guarantees as might be needed. He did not know that any other could be necessary. Several Senators attempted to speak but were interrupted. Efforts were made to adjourn. Mr. Sumner taunted Mr. \Va(J‘‘ with haste in the betrayal of human rights. Mr. Wade replied. Mr. Hendricks asked that there he an agree ment to vote on the pending hill to-morrow. Mr. Wade said he would be willing if it were certain there would he a quorum here to-mor row, and at G.liO the Senate adjourned. HetrgE. Mr. Upson, on leave, introduced a hill sup plementary M an act of April 1st, lKtii, to in crease pensions of revolutionary pensioners.— Referred. The bill was made to apply to all surviving widows of soldiers of the revolution, at $1011 per annum. Mr. Hubbard, of West Virginia, introduced 1 j'*int resolution authorizing medals to be ilis- j tributed vo honorably discharged soldiers from the State of West Virginia, through tho mails, free oi postage. Read three times and passed. On motion of Mr. Hubbard, of Connecticut, the Committee on Commerce were instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a Light boat oil Rlack Rock harbor oil the epast of Connecticut. On motion of Mr! I'helps, the Committee on \> ays and Means were instructed to inquire into the expediency of modifying the internal revenue law so as to dispense with the tax on gross receipts. On motion of Mr, Wentworth, the President was requested to furnish copies of all papers in his possession touching the case of Colonel George St. Lcger Granfel, convicted by a mili tary commission as one of the leaders in a conspiracy to release rebel prisoners at Camp Douglas, Chicago, anil burn the city, ami sen tenced to death therefor, which sentence was commuted to imprisonment for life, and whose full pardon was now recommended by the Flor ida Legislature. On motion of Mr. Stevens, the Senate amendments to the deficiency bill were taken from the Speaker’s table and concurred in. On motion of Mr. Ward, the Secretary of the Navy was directed to communicate to the House a statement of the amounts charged to the State Departments since the first of May, 1865, for services rendered by naval vessels. The House proceeded in the morning hour to call the committees for reports. The hill reported yesterday by Mr. McEuer from the Committee on Puldic Lands, to amend the acts of granting lands to Oregon, to aid in the construction of a military road from Eugene City to the Eastern boundary of Oregon, was taken up, read three times and passed, 79 to 25. Mr. McEuer, from the Committee on Pub lic Lands, reported a bill granting lands to Or egon, to aid in constructing a military wagon road from Dale City, on llie Columbia River, to Fort Boise, on the Snake River. The bill was explained and advocated by Mr. McRuer and Mr. Henderson, and opposed by Mr. Le Blond. On motion of Mr. Tliaycr, an amendment was inserted that the grant made by the bill should not embrace any mineral lands of the United States.. The bill was passed 76 to 35. Mr. Briggs, (rom the Land Committee, re ported a bill to amend the act of March 3d, 1863, granting lands to Kansas, for railroad purposes, jflter some debate, the bill was re committed. Mr. Holmes, front the same committee, re ported back tlie bill to amend the second sec tion of the act to authorize the Legislatures of Illinois, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee to sell school lands. Mr. Ashley, of Ohio, said lie should not vote for any bill recognizing any ot those rebel Leg 'slafures or bogus States. He suggested a pro viso that the act should not apply to any of the late rebel States. liie amendment was agreed to and the bill was passed. Mr. Ashley, of Ohio, offered a resolution to pay Messrs. Arnell, Campbell and Hawkins, members from Tennessee, mileage for the last session. Referred to the Committee on Mile age. On motion of Mr. Juliau, the Committee on Public Lands were instructed to inquire into the expediency of attending to the homestead act so as to require from the settlers an oath that he had not home arms against the United States. Mr. Ingersoll offered.a resolution in refer ence to contracts for Indian goods, which was objected to this morning, and it was agreed to. The House then went into committee of the whole. Mr. Lawrence, of Pennsylvania, in the chair, and resumed the consideration of the legislative, executive and judicial appropri ation bill. 1 Mr. Grinnell moved to strike out the appro priation fur the Executive's Clerk of Pardons, on account ol the abuse of the pardoning power, which was agreed to. Mr. Benjamin moved to add to the paragraph appropriating six millions for collectors and and assessors of the internal revenue, a pro viso that no collector or assessor shall be en titled to his salary until confirmed by the Senate. Mr. Chandler thought that it would simply amount to an officers that they should keep themselves. After some discussion as to appointments and removals made by the President, Mr. Ben jamin’s amendment was adopted. Mr. Randall in defending the actiou of the President iu removals from office said Presi dent Lincoln had written a letter saying he— Randall—must be defeated at all hazards. He was only sorry the war had not been carried farther into Africa. Mr. Maynard moved to give the Secretary au thority to euiploy lad ies when feasible. Adopt ed. Mr. Chanler wanted the paragraph stricken out and wanted the meaning of the constitu tional phrase “vacancies which may happen, etc.,” determined. A rambling debate ensued on removals from office. The question was then taken on Mr. Farns worth’s amendment to strike out the whole paragraph for extra compensation, and it was agreed to. On motion of Mr. Harding an amendment was adopted directing the preference to he giv en to persons in indigent and dependent on those who had fallen in the ser vice. Mr. Deiuing called for the correspondence touching the joint occupation of the Island of San Juan, Washington Territory. Mr. Randall called for further information about the occupation of Mexi an soil by Unit ed States troops, with the understanding that to-morrow he it voted to geueral debate. The House then adjourned. WASHINGTON. Issue of Fractional Currencyy PARDONS, Ac. Washington, Dec. 19. The Prilling Bureau of the Treasury Depart ment is now engaged in printing 5 per cent, consolidated bonds, and also iractioia.1 curren cy of the denominations of twenty-fives and fifties. The demand is large and urgent all over the country for the latter. Three and five cent notes are no longer printed, there being a law against it. The special Congressional committee to in quire into the facts attending the murder of Union soldiers in South Carolina expect to leave for Charleston Friday to investigate the subject. Governor* Worth, of North Carolina, and others, arc trying to arrange with Gen. How ard about the binding out of colored orphans. The President has pardoned H. Devoult for smuggling, and E. Delsborne, for passing counterfeit money. * In the Supreme Court, the hearing is being had in the ease of the prize Peterhoff, involv ing the validity of the pretended neutral trade of Matamoras. The House Committee on Territcries is con sidering several bills for the reorganization of the Southern States. Representative Julian has assurances Horn Mobile that liis Territory scheme is popular there. The report of the Mint shows that tha total coinage iron. 1793 is,$987,500,000. Our Consul at Corea, Island of Creta, con firms the previous account of a great battle between the Turks aud Christians, also the barbarity on the part of the former. He ap peals for aid for the sufferers. A letter from Minister Burlingame, dated at .Shanghae, Get. fitli, describes the typhoon on the coast of Japan as being the severest known for years. He says: “Our safety, next to the good conduct of Capt. N oel and two or three of his officers, was due to the excellent model of the ship. She was very high out of water and very strong. WASHINGTON OORREUPONDENOE. Charges against a United States

Senator. Tlic Prcstdciit’M Appoint ing Power. New York, Dec. 19. The Commercial's Washington special says considerable of a sensation has been occasioned by charges against a U. S. Senator, of having been influenced by pecuniary considerations in behalf of the appointment of a person to a posi tion in the New York revenue department. Gen. Banks’ neutrality bill will remainadead letter on the table of tile Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs. The Post's special Washington dispatch says the action ot the Judiciary Committee oq the Peu-dou Agent bill from tl'ie House is regarded as an indication that the Senate will .join the House in measures to curtail the President’s appointing power. The Senate’s Finance Committee have not touched any popo-itiou to increase the curren cy. and will not do so until after the holiday recess. Mr. Pomeroy’s bill,limiting Secretary McCul loch's )>ow er of currency contraction,will prob ably fail in the committee. Ken liner of illoflir Tri|«*cl|. Chicago, 111., Dcp. 19. Mollie Trussed appeared inJCourt this morn ing, and through her counsel withdrew her motion for a new trial. She was sentenced in accordance with the verdict, to one year in the penitentiary. Jlnrinc Disaster. New York, Dec. 19. Schooner Decatur, Capt Oats, with a cargo of coal, bound East, went ashore on Negro Point, above Hell Gate, this morning. She had no pilot. The Wrnther. New York, Dec. 19. Snow commenced falling here at 10 o’clock | to-night, and “till continues. Weather mild. Oswego, N. Y., Dec. 19. | It is snowing hard at this place to-night, 8 o’clock P. M. MEXICO. Mai'shal Bazaine Announces French Neutrality. SEVERE LIBERAL DEFEAT. Narrow Escape of Maximilian from Capture. Gen. Sherman Invited to Visit the City of Mexico. New York, Dec. 19. The Herald’s New Orleans special of the 18th says a city of Mexico correspondent, who has just arrived here, reports that on the ltd inst. Marshal Bazaine issued a manifesto ill reply to the Emperor’s determination to remain, stating thst in future the French troops would remain perfectly neutral, taking no part in Mexican About Nov. 29th the Liberal forces attacked San Luis Potosi and were deieated by Mejia with heavy loss in killed and 20 pieces of artil lery. Orizaba, the present residence of Maxi aiilian, has been heavily fortified. On the night of the 4th inst., Gen. Koderglies made a dash with 800 meu into Orizaba and raptured 300 mules. He could easily have captured Max imilian and the whole garrison. A public demonstration was made after the Emperor had declared his determination to re main, the populace parading the streets and shouting death to the French, death to the Americans. Marshal Bazaine sent a cordial invitation to Geu. Sherman to visit the City of Mexico and remain as his guest. The Imperialists at Orizaba claim that Gen. Diaz has given his adhesion to Maximilian with 8000 men I am officially informed that there will not be a French soldier in Mexico alter the first ot April. From New Orleans. New Orleans, Dec. 19. Seven thousand bales of cotton have been taken for export to France since Saturday. The maket to-day under the influence of favor able news from Liverpool is very strong wittr a good general demand. The receipts ot cotton at all points since Sept. 1 to date, is estimated at 590.000 bales. •* A motion being made in the District Court, Judge Duval presiding, to set aside the test oath on the ground that such was the practice in the Supreme Court, which statement was supported by evidence, the Judge replied that he had information that the practice in the Su preme Court was to administer the usual oath in open court as before, and then to pass the applicants into the Clerk’s office, where they were required to take the test oath. The Court desired not to be further pressed on this sub ject. CANADA. More Gold Discoveries Departed. FENIAE MATTERS. Montreal, Dee. 19. Gold is reported to have been found on the banks of the Windsor river, five miles from the village of St. Francis. Sweetsbury, Dee. 19. A jury were empanelled for the trial ot Mad den and the challenges disposed of. One Cath olic was told to stand aside. The witness Holsapple testified to seeing a number of Fenians moving in Canada. His house was brokeu open, and clothing, horse and saddle taken. They said they were going to establish an Irish Republic in Canada. The witness was taken prisoner and attcrwards re leased. The witness Fillmore was fired at by the Fen ians, captured and paroled. • Other witnesses testified to pillage and rob bery. The Court adjourned till to-morrow. Toronto, Dec. 19. Mr. Thurston, the American Consul, and the reporter of the Daily Telegraph, visited the Fenian prisoners to-dav. Colonel Lynch and bather McMahan were looking well. The for mer showed a letter he had received from Rob erts, and characterized it as a heartless epistle. He said lie had not received a farthing from the Brotherhood since he was imprisoned, hut was much indebted to the Sisters of Charity He says the same day Lord Monck left for Eng land, he—Lynch—received a petition from Mil waukee, signed by the Judges of that city, ad dressed to the Governor General, praying for a commutation of his sentence. He requested Mr. Thurston to call the attention of the Amer ican Government to the sufferings which the prisoners, still untried, numbering 33, hav cen duroil this winter from insufficient clothing. Connecticut Democratic Slate Conven tion. „ . Hartford, Ct., Dec. 19. Ihe Democratic State Committee of Con necticut, have called a State Convention of ten delegates from each town, to meet at New Ha ven January 8tli, to consider the revolutionary acts of the present radical Congress, and the propriety of recommending a national conven tion, with reference to the same subject. FROM EUROPE KEW* BI THE Cl BEE. London, Deo. 18.—The message of President Johnson, which has been received in full by mail, is the general topic of discussisn by the press and the public. It is argued that the President rather weakens the strength of the Alabama claims by the manner in which he treats the Fenian question, but that portion of the message which refers to the Fenians is highly spoken of. Rome, Dec. 18.—Cardinal Antonelli has ex pressed his regret to Mr. King, the American Minister, for the article tyliich appeared in the official journal of Home, denying the statement made by the Holy Father in regard to Canada. Cardinal Antonelli explains that what the Pope intended to say was that if the Canadas were to be given up by Croat Britain, it was better that they should tall into the hands of the United States than into those of the Fenians. With this explanation the Minister of the United States was entirely satisfied. London, Tuesday, Dec. 18.—The delegation from British North America has agreed upon the basis ot a bill for the confederation of the British Provinces in North America, and as soon as it is perfected the bill will be sent to the British Parliament tor confirmation. The amount of the Inter-Colonial Railroad loan has been raised to a million of pounds sterling. Paris, Dec. 18.—It is said that M. Moustier has resigned his position in the Imperial Cabi net, and that M. Lavaltette wili be his succes sor. Berlin, Dec. 18.—It is reported from Vienna that the Austrian Cabinet is in despair ot sat isfying the demands of Hungary, which pro poses to give all the various nationalities com prising the empire, liberty to agree upon a gen eral scheme of reconstruction. La Valetta, Malta,Dec. 18—TheUnited States man-of-war Swatara has left hero for Alexan dria, Egypt, where she will take on board the conspirator Surratt, and immediately sail for America. Fleet Rcnneb—AWe have had some cel ebrated runners in the United States, but scarcely equal to a young Mexican thirty-three years of age, named Ochoa, who lives at Hi dalgo, in Southern Chihuahua. He has been known to beat a man on horseback for a dis i ance of thirty miles. He has often made one hundred and fifty miles in twenty-four hours. A friend of niiue lately gave him five dollars to carry a letter fifty miles aud briug him an an swer. He did it ic'tweuy-two hours, taking as he thought, plenty of time, there being no great hurry. The last fifty miles he made slowly in seven hours. From this may be gain ed some idea of tfie trained courier systems of Montezuma and the Peruvian Incas. —Mexi can correspondent. Postponed Temperance Convention.— The meeting of the County Temperance As sociation, notified to be held at Freeport to-day, is postponed, by request, in consequence of the funeral of a prominent business man in that place this afternoon. —Albert Pike says in a late letter, that the completion of the new Arkansas and Tennes see railroad is ten times as important as “get ting into the Union and electing Senators', and all that.” —There was an elopemeut in Fredonia, N. H., the other day; the date is not given, but it was the day after the young lady concerned had been whipped by her father for “sittiug up nights” with her lover. —Humphrey Marshall got his pardon from the President on Tuesday. He has declined to run for senator from Kentucky, hut will straightway sue some loyal man for the de struction of his law library. —There is a prospect of the recovery of N. P. Willis. But wi have probably read the last of his writings, for should he live a while longer his literary work is ended. PORTLAND AND VICINITY. Wcw AdverliMvmeuiM To-II»v ENTERTAINMENT COLUMN. Fair and Levee—New Methodist Church. NEW ADVERTISEMENT COLUMN. Copartnership Notice—Humphrey & Woodside. Found—Money. International Steamship Co. Special Steamboat Notice. To Builders and Contractors. Reduced Prices—J. J. Gilbert. Wanted—Reliable Man. Notice—F. Chase. Book Agents Wanted. Christmas Presents—A. Robinson. Special Notice—Portland & Rochester R. R. Statement of the Security Insurance Co. Fashionable Hair Dresser—Miss Lucy A. Hensen. Auction Sale—Henry Bailey & Son. Bsoki Received. The Merchant op Berlin. An Historical Novel. By L. Muhlbacb, Anthor of “Joseph II. and his Court.” Translated from the German by Arnorv Coffin, M. D. One Vol, 12mo.. pp. 3»4. New York: D. Appleton & Co. (Sold by Davis Brothers, also by Bailey & Noyes, and by Short & Loring. Price $2 00.) St. Elmo. ANoveL By Augusta J. Evans, Author of “Beulah,” “Macaria,” etc. 12mo., pp. 670. New York: Carleton Publisher. (For sale at Packard's.) Frederick the Great and his Court. An His torical Romance. By L. Muhlbacb. Translated from the German by Mrs. Chapman Coleman and her Daughters. One Vol. 12mo., pp. 434. New York: D. Appleton & Co. (Sold by Davis Broth ers, by Bailey & Noyes and Short & Loring. Price $2.) B Out of Town. A Rural Episode. By Barrv Gray. One Vol. 12mo., Illustrated. New York: Bnrd '& Houghton. (Sold by Davis Brothers. Price $2.) The Children of The Frontier, ltfmo., pp. 290 New York: D. Appleton & Co. (Forsale by Davis Brothers and Bailey & Noyes.) Thr Bride of Mlfwellyn. By Mrs. Emma D. E. N. South worth, Author of “The Fatal Mar riage,*' “Retribution ” etc. One Vol., 12mo., pp. 550. Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson & Brothers. (Sold by C. R. Chisholm. Price $2.) iEsop’s Fables. Illustrated. The People’s Edi tion. New York: Fowler & Wells. Received of Lee & Shepard, Boston. (For sale by Bailey & Noyes.) THE COURTS. SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. CRIMINAL TERM.—TAPLEY J, PRESIDING. Wednesday.—In the case of James A. Brown, against whom an Indictment for arson wax found at the July term, lor setting fire to a dwelling house in the “ Bite,” the County Attorney entered a no/,pros., the witnesses for the State haring “ stepped out.”— D. H. Ingraham, Esq., appeared tor Brown, who was discharged from further imprisonment. The trial ot Mary Ann Clark & als., for larceny of goods saved from the fire, commenced Tuesday, was proceeded with, and occupied all the day. The evi dence for the State was put in, and Mr. $. C. Siroul opeoed lor the defense, and called a number of wit nesses. The examination of Mr, Elliot K. Clark oc cupied the Court unliil the adjournment. His cross examination will commence this morning at ten o’clock. MUNICIPAL COURT. IUDOE KINGSBURY PRESIDING. Wednesday.—Mary Hayes and James Carlin were brought up ou search and seizure processes.— Mary paid the 122.26, but James appealed his case to the March term of the Supreme Judicial Court.— Messrs. Howard & Cleaves appeared as his counsel. Daniel Delaney, one of the fellows that resisted of ficer Beal on Monday evening, when he was engaged in arresting an offender, was fined $25 and costs, which he paid. Messrs. Goddard & Haskell appeared for the defense. Our Beekalem. Christmas and New Year’s day are approach ing, and these days are never allowed to pass without gifts from parents to children and from friends to friends; and prominent among the gifts, books have taken high rank. A look at the bookstores in this city will sat isfy auy one that the dealers have made ar rangements on a large scale to supply all the calls that may be made. Let us look into some of these establishments. The first that we no tice is that of MESSRS. BAILEY & NOYES. This enterprising firm were burned out at the great fire, with ail the other bookstores.— But they have erected one of the handsomest and most convenient warehouses in New Eng land, on the lot on Exchange Street, Nos. 70, 72 and 74, next above the Cumberland Nation al Bank. The building is forty feet front and fifty-seven feet deep, four stories in height, in cluding the French roof, built of brick with iron caps and Albert stone sills and trimmings. It was designed by Harding; Mr. Snovr was the master mason, and Messrs. Burbank & Hasty the carpenters. The ground floor is their book sales room, and it is richly finished and furnished — the ornamental and carved work being of walnut, butternut and chestnut woods, and the counter of cherry, chestnut and walnut. The arches of the rear windows are of stained glass, and the whole light in this part of the building is clear and soft. The second story is intended ior the sale of paper hangings and affords room for a grand display. The third story is intended for the storage of stock, such as school hooks, blank books, &c. The fourth story is the bindery, and, we ven tore to say, one of the best in New England. There are thirteen windows in this apartment, affording all the light necessary. There are three Pet nsylrania ruling machines, a Sheri dan cutting machine of the largest size, and all the other appliances needed in a first class bindery, in this establishment. We noticed some splendid blank books intended for the Somerset Begistry of Deeds, being finished here. In the basement and on the first and second floors are large and fire proof safes, capable of bolding a vast quantity of valuable goods. As to their stock of books, one must step in to the store if he wishes to judge of it. From the cheapest to the richest binding, and every class of publications issued may here be found and every mind and taste suited. It is an es tablishment that is a credit to our city. MESSRS. DAVIS BROTHERS. At their stand, taken after the fire, No. 200 Fore street, this firm are prepared to supply the public with all the choice readings extant, in bindings to suit the taste. They arc mak ing active preparations to get into their new and elegant store on Exchange street. MR. H. PACKARD. At the corner ol Congress and Oak streets Mr. Packard is ready to furnish from bis well filled shelves, literary, scientific and miscella neous works. His assortment of theologteal books is one of the beBt in this State. MESSRS. SHORT & LORI .Nr. Have stocked their new and convenient store, corner of Free and Centre streets, with a splen did .assortment of choice books, games, fancy articles, &c. MR. A. ROBINSON, At his store, No. 326 Congress street, just above Casco street, has a rich stock of books, toys, games, &c. A look into his neat and handsome shop will convince any one that Christmas and New Year's gifts in profusion abound. MESSRS. C. R. CHISHOLM & UBO., At their establishment, No. 307 Congress street, will be found a very largo catalogue of choice books in various bindings, just the arti cles for gifts. Also a fine assortment of albums and fancy articles. MESSRS. CARTER & DRESSER. This new firtff, at the present at No. 176 Fore street, but soon intending to occupy one of the spacious stores in Exchange street, have an ex tensive stock of books and stationery. Their assortment comprises all the standard works issued, and on their shelves may be found all the new publications oi the day. Security Insurance Company of New York.—We invite attention to the fine exhibit in another column of this excellent company which deservedly ranks among the first in the country, and is entitled to entire confidence — The management of its affairs is in the hands of an efficient and experienced corps of offi cers. It is unnecessary to say anything in commendation of the company’s agents in this city—Messrs. Loring, Stackpole & Co. Every body knows that they do business on the square—at No. 117 Commercial street. Five thousand boxes assorted Christmas candy, 1 1-2 pounds in a box, at seventy-five cents each, at Perkins’ Candy Manufactory. dec 19-4t Leeds* Farmington Railroad. A meeting of the stockholders of the Leeds & Farmington Railroad was held at the office of Henry M. Payson, Esq., in this city, Wed nesday afternoon. The meeting was called to order by Joseph Ilsley, Esq., Clerk, in the ab sence of the President, and Hon. AVin. Willis was elected to preside. Henry M Payson, Esq., having sent in his resignation of the office of Director, a ballot was taken to fill the vacancy, the result of which was a unanimous vote for Mr. Payson. The next question before the meeting was to see it the Stockholders would ratify the bar gain by the Directors with the Androscoggin Railroad Company for running said road. A statement of the terms was called for, and J. C. AVoodman, Esq., stated that the agree ment with the Androscoggin Railroad Com pany was that they should run the road for fifty years, from Dec. 1,1865, for which a lease would bo made as soon as power is obtained from the Legislature, the Androscoggin Com pany paying for the first five years $32,000 per annum. For the second five years $34,000 per annum; for the third five years $30,000 per an num; for the next ten years $38,000 peraununi, and for the remaining twenty-five years $40, 000 per annum. At the expiration of the fifty years the Androscoggin Company to return to the Leeds and Farmington Company property to the full amount of the value of that leased, of which an inventory is to be taken. A vote was taken, and it was unanimous in affirming the doings of the Directors in the matter ot the lease. the third matter before the meeting was to see if they would reconsider, modify, change or annul their former instructions to the Direc tors respecting assessing the Stockholders for the payment of the first and secoml mortgages —said assessment being 28 per cent. This question excited considerable discus sion. Mr. Woodman offered a resolution sus taining the assessment. Messrs. H. M. Hay son, J. C. Woodman, Esq., C. W. Goddard, Esq., Judge Stubbs and Mr. Hoteh, of New Bedford, spoke in favor of the assessment and against changing or annulling it. Messrs. R. Cram, Esq., and Henry A. Jones, Efcq., spoke in favor of annulling the assessment. A stock vote was taken upon the questiou, and the assessment was sustained by a vote of 3597 yeas, to 352 nays. The meeting then ad journed. Robbbby and Ajibbs r.—The house of Hen ry Witham, in Pownal, was broke* into on Sunday, the 9th instant, and robbed of $130 in gold, $fi0 in silver, and about $300 in bills; also promissory notes of the value of $1,500. Last Friday he acquainted Marshal tleald of the circumstance, who set about working it up.— His investigation discovered that a team had beeu hired here that Sunday to go to Yar mouth. setting a description of the man that hired the team, the Marshal arrested two per sons, one of whom, Gould Johnson, turned out to be the one who hired the team. From him he recovered $50 in gold, $21 in silver, and $125 in bills. On him was found u penknife with the small blade broken. The balance of the blade was found in the lock of the door of Withain’s house, where the follow had attempt ed to pick the lock. From this follow die Mar shal learned that another person, George H. Trundy, of Mechanic Falls, was concerned in the robbery. The Marshal went to that place Friday night, obtained the assistance of Depu ty Sheriff Keen, of Mechanic Falls, and they went up the Minot road and arrested Trundy at the house of his father-in-law. From him was obtained $44 in gold, $21 in silver, ami $14 in bill.s The rest he said he had spent. The notes were also all recovered. From Trundy it was found out that a man in Pownal, residing near Witham, put up the job. On Sunday night the Marshal, in company with officer Sterling, went to Yarmouth, procured the assistance of Deputy Sheriff Mitchell, and proceeded to Powual, during the storm, arriv ing there about 2 o’clock Monday morning.— They arrested a man named Edw. E. Knights, who had worked for Witham, aud knew all about his having money. From him was re covered $21 in silver and $41 in bills. Tbe three robbers were brought to this city and committed to jail. The three men are army associates. John son and Trendy had never been to Pownal be fore the robbery was committed. Knight planned it and then came to Portland and en gaged Gould and Trendy, and gave them a description oi the road, marking different houses and landmarks for them. They com mitted the robbery between the hours of six and nine o’clock, while the family was at meet ing. Knights came into Portland the next Wednesday alter the robbery, and received his share. To Marshal Heald and the officers that as sisted him, great credit is due for the skill man ifested by him in working up tho ease, and the promptness of himself and associates in secur ing the robbers. The Levee at Stevens’ Plains last evening, as held in the vestry of the beautiful new church at that place, was quite successful.— The reading of the prize conundrums, some fifty in number, produced much merriment.— The silver cup for the best one was awarded to a nameless and modest gentleman of tlte Plains, as was also the wooden spoon for the poorest; they are as follows: Why docs a Good Templar stand a poor chance with his conundrum? He’s pledged to let the cup alone So long as burns life's candle; And if he chance to win the spoon, Must touch not bowl or handle. If “ceaseless vigilance is the price of liberty,” what is the price of cider.barrels in that town, allowing that “to the victors belong the spiles.’* The author of the above spent all his strength in framing tho question, and wishes you all to assist in raising an answer. Death pbom a Shot.—It will be recollected that about a month since officer Porter shot a man named Driscoll who interfered and drew a pistol on the officer while he was arresting Hen ry McGIinchy. The wound was not thought to be dangerous at the time, and Driscoll wa- able to be in Court at an examination. He was committed to jail in default of bail for his ap pearance at the S. J. Conrt. He has been fail ing ever since, and yesterday died from the ef fect of his wound, notwithstanding he had the assistance of the best of medical skill and at tendance. An inquest will be held on bis body at the jail, this morning at 9 o’clock. Burglary.—Tuesday night the house of David Logan in Bradbury’s Court was entered and an attempt was made to take money lrom a chest in the bed room. The noise he made awoke Mrs. Logan who jumped out of bed, seized the burglar aud called her husband._ After a severe scuffle, in which the robber was severely punished, he escaped, hut not until he was recognized. He turned out to be a man who has visited boarders in the bouse and who, undoubtedly knew his ground. A Beautiful SroHT—We mean the win dow at J. Partington’s, under Lancaster Hall. By a fresh arrival from New York, he has re ceived some of the choicest articles we have seen in the market this season. His stock of Fancy Boxes is really bewitching. Do not take our word tor it, hut look for yourselves, and you will find that “seeing is believing.”— His stock of Confectionery and Pastry is as usnal, the best in the market. Seizures. — Deputy Marshals Wentworth and Irish yesterday seized fifteen barrels of ale from John Bradley in York street. They also seized small quantities of liquor in the shops of J. McLaughlin, Commercial street, Wm. Bowie, Centre street and J. Brooks, Fed eral street, and at Walter Brown’s billiard sa loon. _ Geyer has received a few more sets of the Patent Parlor Croquet. Havana Oranges for sale at Perkins’ Candy Store. decl9-4t Prof. Aga«niz’« liCClurr. A Urge and very attentive audience listen ed to Prof. Agassiz's lecture at lire Chest i nut Street Church last evening. The reading desk had been moved to the rear ot the plat form, where it served to support a blackboard use °f the lecturer. Footlights were wanting, unj the Professor’s genial face shone out of a dusky twilight produced by turning dowu the organ jets, so as to bring the board into better relief—ail attempt which was hard ly so successful as could have been desired The lecture was one of those simple, unpre tending talks, the natural overflow of a full mind, which all who have heard Prof. Agassiz before were prepared to expect The basin of the river with its gentle inclination of only 240 feet in a thousand miles; the tributaries rival ing the Mississippi in volume and hundreds of miles in length; the network ot currents; the immensity of the whole system, a fresh water ocean,gently flowing eastward; the wonderful variety of the vegetable and animal kingdom in that regiou; the gorgeous colors of the birds in the air and of the fishes under the waters—these are the principal topics of the smoothly-flowing discourse, bursting into elo quence here and there, always strong and lull, and always with a surface ripple of a foreign accent which adds a not unpleasant touch to the total effect. Prof. Agussiz declares that the danger from noxious animals in those regions is greatly overrated, and thinks a journey of a thousand miles through South American jun gle is no more dangerous than a,journey of a thousand miles over our railroads. He thinks there is money to be made by systematic lum bering operations in ttysc reg’ons. A “drive" on the Amazon would certainly be a great al fair. He concluded by expressing his dissent from the theory which by natural selection and climate influences deduces mankind from the monkey. Prof. Agassiz declares that he finds nothing in the climate of South America which ahould give to the tail of the South American monkey a prehensile power denied to the con tinuation of his African relatives, and if tiie climate can’t do that, he don’t believe it could develope the simian brain into a human brain. We learn that Prof. Agassiz refuses to re ceive any compensation for his lecture, prefer ring to let it stand as his contribution to make up the losses ol the Young Men’s Christian As sociation. He said once in reply to a tempting offer to lecture, that he “had no time to make money." It seems he has or least takes time to do good. Gore’s Illustrations.—D. App'etou and Company, New York, have issued, in two thin quartos, those famous nursery classics, '‘Little Red Riding Hood,” and “Cinderella, or The Glass Slipper,” with illustrations by Gustave Dore. The illustrations are printed in colors, and are taken from Dore’s lately-published’ volume of fairy tales. They are two delightful books for children, aud amoug the choicest noveltiea issued in anticipation of the ap proaching holiday season. For sale by Davis Brothers, also by Bailey and Noyes. II bo as toBlnanef Mr. Editor: Would it not be a good plan for the Marshul to enforce the ordinance in re lation to clearing shlowalks, against some of the city authorities ? Is it just tho thing to compel the citizens to keep the walk in flont of their residences clear, and then to wallow knee deep through snow in front of school house lots, and over crosswalks. « In the early settlement of our country the greatest anxiety was, how our people could get enough of good wholesome food. Now the manner of living has changed, so that many pcoplo really sutler, and enough of every kind around them. Why is this? It is because their food distresses them. Buy one bottle of Main’s Elderberry Wine and you will get relief. Then buy a case. dee-11! The gross receipts of the Concert given Dec. 10th, by the Young Ladies' “R. F.” Society were $43130; the net receipts were $300. Per Order. Maria Hebsey, Treasurer. December 18th, 1800. THE STATE. —A Are at Frycburg village on Sunday, consumed two bartfs, belonging respectively to James O. McMillan, Esq., and Mr. Wm. Kel ley. The fire, which was undoubtedly set, broke out about? P. M.,in McMillan’s barn on a hay mow, and had made such progress be fore it was discovered that it was impossible to chock it A large lot of hay, farming tools, seven head ot cattle and two horses were burn ed. The fire then communicated to Mr. Kel ley’s barn, a small one near by, entirely con suming it and its contents except some sleigbs and a few articles of the kind. A correspon dent of the Star states that Mr. McMillan had an insurance partly covering his loss. The Bath Times puts down the gross re ceipts of the Orphans’ Fair, held in that city last week, at 91800. —Intelligence has been received at tho Treasury Department of the arrest, by United States custom officers stationed at Houlton, of two notorious smugglers, who, in defiance of law, have for several years been engaged in successfully prosecuting this contraband traf fic, notwithstanding every effort has been made for their detection and capture. —The article, or paragraph, in the Bangor Whig, urging the extension of the Buckficld railroad to Canton, has thus far escaped our notice. —The Maine Farmer has information of the death, September 20th last, at Scotland Plan tation, Mississippi, of Msyor George H. Tobey, ot Vassalboro, and formerly an officer of the army, serving wi.h good reputation under Gen. Banks’s command in Lonisiana. —Mr. Stevens, the superintendent of the Franklin Machine Shop at Lewiston, informs the editor of the Farmer that he finds the Ar rowsic emery fully equal to the foreign mate rial, for all tho purposes for which they make use of this article. This is a development ot another of the thousand and one natural re sources of tne Pine Tree State. —The Farmer offers the following record of two smart days’ labor performed byaeouple of Maine boys, C. C. Dennis and A. H. King, formerly of Augusta, ou the 2tith and 27th of October last, in Seabeck, Washington Tcrritu ry. On the 26th, sawed 168 white pine logs in to 1-inch and 11-2 inch boards, leaving a three inch plank for the last piece, and all turned out in square edged lumber. On the 27th, sawed 348 fir logs into square timber, the side boards also square edged. The average length of the logs 28 feet; all sawed by one circular saw and an edger. The work was done ft r the Washington Mills Co., and they challenge the world to beat it. Maijte Custom Houses.—The report of the supervising architect of the Treasury Depart ment, laid before Congress on Tuesday, says that the Custom House at Portland was con siderably Injured by the tire last summer, and must be rebuilt from the foundation walls. Tho work of doing so will bo begun next spring, and the building when eoaapJcted will be oc cupied as a court house and post-office. The plan for a now Custom House, on the same block with the old building, is in the course of preparation. The Custom House at Bangor is to be extended, and it is hoped that the work can be finished next season. The Portland marine hospital is reported in good condition. —Among the names of officers nominated by the President to be Brigadier Generals by bre vet, and now before the Senate for confirm tlon, are Col. John Marshall Brown of tl city, Cols. Wilson Barstow, Luther Stepht son, Jr., and W. S. King of Massachusetts, S' William Ames of Khode Island. Among th( nominated to bo Colonels by brevet is Capt.' iver W. Holmes, Jr., 20tl» Massachusetts, gallant and meritorious services at the bf of Chaneellorsville.