Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, December 21, 1866, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated December 21, 1866 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. ^uMishea juue *3, tso2. Voi. s. ^ PORTLAND, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 21,1866. iw™.i>ouar,p~mtmw,<„ THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published everyday, (Sunday excepted,) at No. 1 Printers* Exchange. Ooiumcirial Street, Portland, by N. A. Foster, Proprietor. Terms:—Eight Dollar:- a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the aiue place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, nvariably in advance. Rates ok Advertising.—Did on b oi space,m ength ot column, constitutes a “square.” #1.50 per •|ii:irc daily first week: 7f* cents per week alLer; three insertions, or less, $1.00; eontipu njr every other day after first week, 50 cents. Hall square, three insertions or loss, *5cents; one week, $1.00 : 50 cents per week alter. Under head ot -Amusements’’*2.00uersquare per week; three insertions or less. $l..*0. .Si’Ei i \l Notices,$1.2 »i» i square lor the first in 8, rtf.m. aiid 2/5 cents per square lor each subsequent, user! ion. Advertisements inserted in the “ISJunk, STATE”(which has a largeeirculatioM in every par ol the State) tor $1.00 per square tor first insertion* and 50cents per square for each subsequent iinser tion. knti: nmf.n ts. Mercantile Library Lectures. The opening Lecture will be delivered Friday Fcen'y, Dec. Hist, Tn MuoiiiinicN’ Hull, -BY IIMB1 VIYCEYT, SUBJECT—“The Late Americau Conflict and tlio Friends and Kiien^ or’America In England. ’ Doort) open al C—Lecture commence at. 7$ o’cl’k. 1 & Evening Tickets SO ets. at the door. dc2ldlt Per order Committee. CHR18TM AH Festival A Fair! ^PHR IiUdWH of Central Chnrcli Society will hold I their annual Fair and Levee in the V ESTRY OF THE1RCHURCH, on Monday and 'I'uesday Evenings, Brr ‘-Illli anil ‘l-iih, On which occasion they will otter Jbr sale a large and choice assortment of FA Nr V and USEFUL ARTI CLES, suitable for Holiday Litis and Home U**c* A CHRISTMAS TREE, Post Office and an ANTI QUARIAN SUPPER, aie at .me of the entertain ments to be presented on Monday Evening. On Tues day Evening, Rev Or. Tell will give an interesting Lecture in the Church, In addition lo the above. Tickets—adults 25 cts; children 15 els;—formile at Elliot & McCallar’s, Market Square, Wilson A: Mil lett’s, Congress Street, and G. & C. L. GalUson’s, Gray SI. 4o2ld4t FA Hi A NlTLE VEJE1 THE L4IHES OP THE New Methodist Church Will hold a Fail- and Levee at. LIN COLAI HA LL, On Monday and Tuesday Bve’iigs, Drc. ‘Illli nud i5lh. The proceeds will go towards furnishing their new Church. (nr"ARTICLES FOR SALE. Refreshments, &c, will be dispensed. Admission 25 cts—Children 15 cents. VST Tuesday Evening AN OLD FASHIONED APPLE DUMPLIN DINNER will be served no. Dec 20—dtd Mercantile Library Lectures. f|^HE Fourteeutb Animal Series of Public Iiectujes X under tho direction of the Mercantile Library As sociation will be delivered at MECHANICS’ HALL. The course will consist of Six Lectures, for which the following gentlemen have been engaged. Henry Vincent, Vsq., Rev. L. II. Ilepworlh, • Rev. Vft. itl. Gnlluher. J. B. Gough, Baq., Ci. W. r«.r.ivl>,lM Rev. E. II, Chapin. The Opening Lecture will bo delivered on Friday Evening, DtMM?in*»er a 1st, -BY Henry Vincent, THE ELOQUENT ENGLISH KEFOKMEK. Subject—“Tlie Late American Conflict and the Friends and Enemies of America in England.” XfT3* Tickets for the Course at #> 1.25 can be had ut Davis Brothers, Fore Street; Short & Luring, corner Free and Center St. ; at Bailey St Noyes, at their new Store, Exchange Street, alter Dec. 17. Ear’ll member is entitled to two tickets at $1 each, which can be had at the Library Rooms on Lime St., second door from Federal St. Owing to the limited capacity of the Hall, members must secure tlieir tick ets by Wednesday, Dec. 19. The Library Rooms will be open every eveuing from 7 until 9 ; also Wednes day and Saturday aflernoons. LECTURE COMMITTEE : E. COREY, C. K. JOSE, f. C. PROCTOR, C. II. FLING, M. B. CO0L1DGK, J. Q, TWITCH ELL. JAMES DAILEY. dee 14 dtt Portland Theatre. Bi4wcll A B rovvtir, Vjc*m*c«* A MauRgrrM. PA KTICUJ.AU ANNOUNCEMENT! Owing to the enthusiastic reception extended to the popular tragedian Mr. Joseph Proctor, his engagement has been renewed for A Few INig’Iitw Loiig-ei- ! during which a series of Shakespearian and other le gitimate plays will be produced. Monday Ereuing,.INGOMAR. Tuesday Ereniai,.VIRttlNIIT*. lVedueitday Evening,.OTIlEliLO. ThurMdny Evening,.91ACBEVU. Friday Evening, benefit ot Mr. Proctor, BIEHILIBU. Nalurday Evening, last night of Mr. Proctor,by request.TV 14; It OF TUI! WOODS, Seats can l>c secured in advance foi any even ing during tlieVveck. December 17. 6t NEW \ DV ERTISEM ENTS. IMs.olution of Copartnership. NOTICE is hereby given that, the partnership late ly existing between Chas. l'\ Davis and Albert Stephenson, both otDeei isle, Maine,under the name ami style of DAVIS A GO, Green's (Landing, Maine, was dissolved December twelfth, A. D. one thousand eight hundred ami sixty-six, by mutualconscnt. All demands due said partnership, ami ail demands on said partnership, as shown by their books, will l»e settled by Richards, Adams & Co, or their represen tatives. Witness our hands and Seals this fourteenth day of December, A. D. 18Gfi. Signet], CHARLES F. DAVIS, [skal.1 ALBERT STEPHENSON, l*K vl.] Signed, Ehplialet F. Davis, Win. M. Folsom. The firm will continue un«ler the name and style of I Charles F. Davis & Co., to whom all demands should be paid. Signed, CHARLES F. DAVftS & 00. Dec 21—dlawovv i Auction Sale of Subsistence Stores. Office of the A. t\ S., I Fort Prcb e, Me., Dec. JO, .««>. J 117 ILL be sold ai Fort Preble on WEDNESDAY ▼ y the 20th day ot Dec., 1606, the following Hili cles of Subsistence Stores, consisting in part of 1 Mackerel, Cndliifli, Fork, Non|i, Flour, Ac., Ar. Terms.—Cash in Government Funds. WM. C. BARTLETT, Is Lt. 3d U. S. Artillery, Bvf. MaJ. ami A. C. S. dec 21 dtd TAT OTIC Bis hereby given, that the subscriber has lA been duly appointed and taken upon himself the trust of Administrator with the will annexed ot the estate ot JOSlAtf Mil.LIKEN, la‘e of Port and. in the County ofCumberland, de ceased, and given bonds as th-i Law directs. All persons having demands upon the estate ot said de ceased, ai’c required to exhibit the same; and all per sons indebted to said estate are called upon to make payment to SETH M. MILLIKEN, Administrator with the will annexed. Portland, Dec. 4, lWib. dec2ld3w* VTOTlcE is hereby given, that the subscriber has lx been duly appointed and taken upon hinself the trust of Admuusiiitor with the Will annexed of the estate of ELIPHALET WEBSTER, late of Portland, in the (ountyol Cumberland, mer chant, deceased, and giveu bonds as the law directs. All persons having demands upon the estate of said deceased, are required to exhibit the same: and ml persons indebted to said estate are called upon to make payment to .JOSEPH H. WEBSTER Administrator with Will annexed. Portland. Dec. JR, 1*0:. dcx 21 oiaw3w Notice. I hereby give notice that I shall not after this date 1 run any Logs down N. W. River Scbago, for less than One I> liar per thousand feet Board inea— ure,la»gsfo l»e smoothly trimmed,if not an additional price will be cliargi-d. No logs over Jolt in length will be drove down said river without special contract with the owners •if the same. Id i HER PITCH. Sebago DC . lc 1 . 6. B2wgw l-eiwiins on the Pin noforte, /'f 1VEN at No. 12 Elm Street, by VJT dcSldtf MIMS DAY. NEW AOVKRTISEMF.NTS. DR. CARPENTER, Oculist anil Aurist, 4*u u- S. HOI’ISL, Portland, N*v. o.-* a®,,can be consulted a short time longer, ul ^ ahmliiesSjDeafiicss. Catarrh, Brum hitis, Nasal A^lra* Polypus, I »i sc Large from the Ears, Noises in the head, Scrofula, Sore Eves, Films ami all Dis ease* of the re v re, Ear and Throat. 63P'’ In most cases the remedies can l>e applied at home without interfering with the patients occupa tion. Artificial Eyes Inserted Without Pain. CON SIJLT ATION AT OFFICE FREE, J3^But Letters must contain One Dollar to eniure an answer. _ UOiVIK TESTIMONY. The Testimouials below are all received in this State, and can be readily investigated by those desir ous of so doing. Hundreds of other certificates can be seen at the Dr.’a Office. DEAFNESS. Belfast, Me., Nov 27, 186G. Dumq< 10 years 1 grew totally deal in one ear and so deaf in the other that 1 was unable to hear unless addressd very loudly, and had disagreeable noises in my head. Was obliged to absent myself train church and society on that accouut. 1 consulted an eminent physician in Bouton without relief, and *up|H*cdl must, alwavs remain deaf, but about two years ago I applied to Dr. Carpenter; after the application • of a course offals treatment, 1 could hear a watcli del. 0 feet from either ear, ami my heariug remains inflect. I am Ob years of age, and reside on High street, Bid fast, Maine, where any i>eison can see or hear from me. Mrs. F. A. LEWIS. We have been acquainted with Mis. Lewis tin- years ami know she was deaf and now hears, and believe the above statement to be correct. REV. C. PAXFREY, Pastor of 1st Parish, Belfast. MR. W. M. RUST, Editor of “Belfast ^ge.” (Eroi« the Bangor Whig Courier.] Troy, Me.. Oct. 3ft. Dr. Caupenteb, Dear Sir :—ou the 25d ot Feb ruary last, I placed myself under your treatment tor Discharge of the Ear, which had continued so1 long and was so great as to affect my hearing. After ap plying the medicine prescribed by you two months, my ears were entirely well and remain the .sawo. Most Respectfully, Miss stlSAN V. HATHAWAY. BLINDNESS. [ From Mat he Farmer. t in defiance of physicians ami all remedies, 1 duflfer ed excruciatingly from Scrofulous Sure Even ten years, being frequently confined to a dark room. The remedies I>r. Carpenter prescribed last September, at Bangor, cured them entirely, and they remain *o. KATIE LANG. Pnssaduiukeug, Mo., I860. IFrom the Maine Farmer, j I was nearly blind with Scrofulous Sore Eyes lour years, being confined to a dark room and suffering excruciating pain a great portion of the time. I con sulted many physicians without relief. Dr. Carpen ter cured me. My sight is now good. 1 leiide in Vassalboro’. Mrs. P. B. LANCASTER. CATARRH. [From the Kennebec Journal qf Augusta. Augusta, Me., Jan., 18G6. I have been cured of Catarrh in its most disagree able form, of many years’ standing, by Dr. Carpen ter. I suffered from pains, dullness and tightness in my head, continued discharges, great difficulty in talking and breathing, felt as if I had a bail cold the whole time, and Fullered intensely to the great im pairment of my health, and was quite discouraged, for all I had doctored was of no benefit. But thanks to Dr. Carpenter’s skill, I now have none of these troubles. I reside in Whitetield, EPHRAIM MARRUTER. [From the Maine Farmer.) I suffered from Catarrh over 20 years. Last winter, when 1 consulted Dr. Carpenter. 1 had frequent ana copious discharges, a bail cough, and my health so much reduced that myself and friends were appre hensive of serious consequences ; but Dr. Carpenter cured me. I am now well, and free from Catarrh. W. N. SOULE. Cor. Sewall and Court streets, Augusta, Sept. 14,1806. STATEMENTS OF THE PRESS. All the published Certificates of Dr Carpenter are bona fide.—[Maine Farmer. The Certificates, published in our columns, of I>r. Canieuter’s cures arc bona fide to our own knowledge. He is all he professes to he, and will not humbug or deceive the public.- [Kennebec Journal, Augusta. Dr. Carpenter has entirely cured persons in this city who have been under treatment at the Eve and Ear lutirmaries without being beiiefltted.—fBetfaat Age. Several marked cure-* have coiue under our observ ation, and we have conversed with many others who have been beuefitted by Dr. Carpenter’s treatment, and we have become satisfied that lie is skillful in the class of diseases which he treats, and careful to prom ise only what he can perform.—[Bangor Whig tf tour. See other Certificates in City palters. dec 21_d&wtt Holiday Presents ! ! A choice assortment of ALBUMS, GAMES, TOYS, and the latest JUVENILE BOOKS suitable for Holiday Presents. Also a nice lot of Christmas Note Batter —ANU— CHRISTMAS CARDS will be found at C. if. CHISHOLM & BBO., , 307 Congress Street. Jec21dlw 'T.iS. It. IUXT CO., Druggists and Apothecaries, Have resumed business at S4S Congi'cHS Stroct. Dec 21—dlw Wanted. BY a young lady, a situation as Copyist, Ac countant, or to do writing of any kind. Good reference given. Aildress FANNIE JOSSELYN, di e 21 'Ilf-_Portland P. O. Found. A Note of Hand, signed by GEO. W. GltEEN, payable to tbe order of S. C. Prince. The own er can have the same by calling at this office anil pay ing for thiB notice. dec 21 d3t How Many Mormons ark there?—The Mormon leaders am inclined to exaggerate their numbers, and set down the population of Salt L.Yko City at 25,000; but the Gentiles, pointing to the census of 1800, whicit gave hut 40,295 in all Utah, say there cannot be over 75,0041 now in the entire Territory. A gentleman who has investigated the mat ter somewhat fully this season believes the true population is about 100,000 souls for tbe Terri tory, and 15,000 or 10,000 for the eity. Yet be cause an ordinary-sized houst, “whicliatthc East would scarcely be occupied by eight or ten people, is here found to comprise within its tour walls from two to twenty ‘wives,’ each surrounded by a large, interesting, and con stantly-increasing family, it is a matter of no small difficulty to estimate tbe people by their dwellings. Children iairly swarm. 'Stout, strongly-built, ruddy-taced, it must be confess ed that, so far as physical deterioration is con cerned, polygamy eannot yet he justly charged with degenerating the race.—Salt Luke Vi - delta. London Society for December lias been re ceived by C. R. Chisholm & Brother, 307 Cou gress street It is a Christmas number, con taining some 20 illustrations drawn by Cruik sbank, Keene, Alfred Crowquill, Houghton, Thomas, and other able English artists. The literary contents sustain the deservedly high character of this magazine. FROM EUROPE SEW* It V THE CABI,E. Brussels, Dec. lfl.— The Independence Beige to-day publishes a report that Marshal Bazainc has been ordered to enter into negotiations with the United States for the establishment of a suitable government to suoceed that of Max imilian. London, Dec. 19.—A rumor is prevalent on the Continent that Gen. l’rim, the noted insur rectionary leader, has re-enteved Spain. .Berlin, Dec. 19.—Count Bismark, by the ad vice of his physicians, has relinquished the Presidency of the Conference of North Ger man States in faver of Savigny. It is rumored that a strong feeling exists in tin' Austrian army in favor of making Maxi milian Emperor of Austria. LATEST NEWS BY TELEGRAPH TO THE POKTLAND IHIM PRESS. Friday Morning-, December 21. I860. WASHINGTON. Estimates of the Post OJ]iee De partment. Correspondence Relative to Mexico. The Case of John H. Surratt. CONFIRMATIONS. 'Washington, Dec. 20. Ed w. V. Murpby, tor many years one of the reporters in the United States Senate, has been appointed .Superintendent of Exports at the port of Philadelphia. The colored citizens of this District are holding private meetings to arrange tor unit ing at tlie next muuicip.d election, and to con sider other matters ill that connection. The Republican Association at their regular meeting last night, passed a resolution declar ing that in its judgment the organization of auxiliaries to this society, composed exclusive ly of colored persons, was neither expedient as a matter of policy nor consistent with our Re publican principles which recognize no dis tinction on account of race or color. The Postmaster General has sent estimates to the House for service of the Department for the liseal year ending June ."tilth, 18H8, the Bum being $12,500,000. The items include till- inland transportation, $8,000,000; for foreign mail transportation, $0,200,000; and for steamboat way letters, $8,000. The loilowiug amounts will be required from any money in the Treas ury not otherwise appropriated; for overland mail transportation between New York and San Francisco, $90,000; lor steamship service : between Sau Francisco, Japan and China, for one year from July 1st, 18ti7, $500,000: for the steamship service between the United States and Brazil for the same period, $150,000; total $i,550,000. The correepoudeBoe submitted to the House to-day, comprises letters from Santa Alina, addressed to the President, front St. Thomas, and Elizabeth, setting forth his intention in respect to Mexico, anil soliciting aid as a basis to commence the work of redeeming his coun try from the yoke which oppresses it. He sent Capt. Etyige, in June last, to Washington. wuu tun power to act lor mm, tint it appears that he was informed that the Executive Gov ernment holds no intercourse affecting the in ternational relations of the United States and Mexico, only with its accredited Representa tives. Santa Anna asked for a personal inter view, but this the Secretary of State refused ou the ground that it was the practice of the Government to hold correspondence in regard to tire affairs of a friendly foreign Republic exclusively witli its recognized agents, and never with persons whom such a forei . n Gov ernment pronounces to be hostile. The corres pondence also includes letters pf General Or tega, complaining of his arrest, and protesting ill the name of the Mexican Republic, whose President lie claims to be. General Sheridan says that Gen. Ortega was about to cross the liue of our frontier, and was arrested on the same principles that the Fenians were arrest ed in attempting to violate our laws by inva sion of Canada. Commissioner Beckwith writes that a new order of prizes will be offered at the Paris Ex position, for competition of persons, establish ments and localities which have developed re markable gopd order and harmony among the operatives or workmen, and promoted their moral, intellectual and physical well being in an eminent degree. Competition, therefore, does not consist in exhibition and comparison of products, hut in comparison of methods presented in plans and reports and memorials describing such organizations and their re sults. The labor of examining the documents presented for this purpose is assigned to a jury iff twenty-five persons disconnected entirely from the exhibition of products, and whose duties will commence ou the 1st of December, l«St>, and be continued till the period fixed for their report in 18fi8. Mr. Beckwith lias nomi nated for juror, Charles C. Perkins, of Boston, which nomination has been accepted by the Imperial Commission. The New York hank tax cases were taken up in the Supreme Court to-day, for argument. Messrs. Silliiuan and Currill opened for plain tiffs in error, aud Mr. O. Gorman, lor the Com missioner of taxes. Mr. Ohonor w ill follow on the* same side to-moi row. Louis H. Weichmau, who it will lie remem bered, was one of the principle witnesses for Government in the ease of Payne, Atzerott, Harold, Mrs. Surratt and others, the assassina tion conspirators, was before the Grand Jury to-day, to give his testimony as to the complic ity oi JohuH. Surratt, in the murder of Pres ident Lincoln. The Senate, in Executive session to-day, confirmed the following nominations: Rear Admiral T. Bailey,retired; Capt. J. M. Berrin, to be Commodore, vice Commodore R. B. Hitchcock, retired; Capt. Alfred Taylor, to be Commodore, vice T. O. Selfridge, retired; Commander Louis C. Sarton, to he Captain, vice Captain J M. Berrin, proinuted to Com modore; Melancthon Smith, to he Chief of Bureau of Repairs, vice Commander A. M. Smith. Arrangements have been made for an ex change of mails withthe French line of steam ers between St. Nazaire and Vera Cruz, post age fifteen cents. The arrangement extends to Central and South America. • SHOCKING CATASTROPHE AT MEM PHIS. Fourteen Persons Suffocated or Burned to Death. Memphis, Term., Dec. 19. A terrible calamity occurred here this morn ing. The confectionery establishment of Jos. Spechl,M6 Madison street, took tire between three and four o’clock this morning. About twenty-five persons were asleep in the third ami fourth stories of the building. The fire, which originated in the cellar from some un known cause, filled the upper stories with smoke and fumes of burning charcoal. While the flames in part cut off egress by the stairs, fourteen persons were suffocated in their rooms or lost their lives in attempting to cecape by leaping lroth the windows. The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Jehle was found alive in the room with them, and was the only ouc saved of those remaining in the room. Mr. Speeht saved himself by tying cur tains together and climbing down the liallus trade on the second story. Joseph Barthol jui iped from the fourth story into a mud hole in an alley and saved his life. Mr. Walter Clark leaned from the fourth story and Caught on a window shutter of the third story, where he held himself until rescued by the firemen. Several others were saved by ladders from the tburthstory windows. The fire was extinguish ed before the building was entirely destroyed. The Fcuian Trials. ? WEET8BDBY, Dec. M. The trial of IMadden continued. IVter Tates sworn.—A party of Fenians came to his house, uear Pigeon Kill, on the 7th. They said they came to fight the British Government and to establish a republican government, which they thought the people generally would prefer. They also said they wanted to whip the red coats, and that there was a renegade Irishman named Barney McGee, who, it they caught they would string up. T. A. Roberts and A. Stevenson testified to seeing Madden. Anthony Sewell, constable, narrated the ar rest of Madden with a carbine and sabre. Both fired at the same time. Found a Fenian medal on him. Witness shot him in the side with a revolver, and afterwards between the should ers, and then drove him oft'to Pigeon Hill.— While in the buggy' prisoner asked him to throw him out into the ditch and let him die. Rye Keath corroborated Sewall’s evidence. .Tames Musgrove bought a carbine for a dol lar and offered Madden two dollars tor his. The others were smashing their guns. Private Tilbury, of the Royal Guards, form ed a part of the force persuing the Fenians, and testified to their retreat across the line, where a party of United States troops received them. Messrs. O’Halloran and Devilinthen address ed the jury and the Court adjourned. Arrest of Roberts*—From Colorado. New York, Dec. 20. The Herald’s Leavenworth dispatch says Chas. Hamilton, Eugeue Hamilton alias Prof. Lewis, Dr. Livingston and DeForrcst brothers, were arrested on the 26th ult., at El Paso, by detec tives, on a charge of robbing the bank of Rock well & Co., of Elk Horn, Wis., of $180,000, a year ago. Colorado dates of the 13th report much bad feeling between the State and anti-State men in fne Legislature, which was about evenly divided. Kcjrriisa of the Constitutional Amend ment. Columbia, S. C., Dec. 20. The House has rejected the constitutional I amendment by a vote of 90 against 1. XXXIX CONGRESS-SECOND SESSION. SENATE. Washington, Dec. 20. Mr. Wilson offered a joint resolution direct ing the President of the United States to in struct officers of the army und navy and of the Freeduren's Bureau to prevent and prohibit the infliction of corporeal punishment for crimes and misdemeanors in the lately7 rebellious States until tlieir civil governments shall have been reorganised and ratified l>y Congress. Or dered to be printed. ■ Mr. Cattell presented a petition of earpet manufacturers for relief from the 6 per pent.. internal revenue tax. Referred. ' Mr. Anthony, from the Printing Committee, reported a resolution to print the annual re port of the Librarian of Congtess. Adopted. Mr. Ross called up the resolutions oi recon struction ottered by him yesterday, and print ed in yesterday’s report, and delivered a speech in advocacy ot the right of Congress to estab lish governments in the rebellious States. Mr. Williams explained that he had received scurrillous letters trom anonymous parties con cerning the increase of salaries of lady clerks in the Treasury Department, and said he fav ored a judicious increase, but \tfas not to be de terred from his duty by such attacks. Mr. Johnson defended the Supreme Court against the charges of a morning paper, styling it as the hatching place for treason. Mr. Pomeroy presented a bill to aid the con struction of the Union Pacific Railroad,South ern branch. Mr. Henderson offered a resolution based on a dispatch received from Gov. Fletcher, of Mis souri, calling upon the President for informa tion a i to whether he had, since the first of D*> eember, sent troops into the interior of Missou ri for any purpose. If so, to indicate his i rea sons. Adopted. The dispatch from Gov. Fletcher asserts [that Gen. Grant Iras sent troops to Lexington, Jffo., and protests against such interference upless asked for by the Governor himself, and asks ^Congress, if the President does not withdraw the troops, to require him to so. The bill to admit Nebraska was taken up. 1 Mr. Wade, in speaking on the Nebraska bill, said he was in favor of iui|iartial suffrage. The bill was a help, not a Uinderauce. Messrs. Pomeroy, Kdtnunds attd Sprague fol lowed in opposition. The Senate at 4 P. M. adjourned until Thurs day, January 3,1807. ■OUSE. Mr Williams, from the Committee ou Judi ciary, read the report iu the ease of the arrest aud dentention, under the civil process, of Charles V. Culver, Representative from the ‘20th district of Pennsylvania, proving by reference to parliamentary history precedents that such arrest and detention was a breach of privilege, and closing with a resolution, directing the Speaker to issue his warrant to the Sergeant at-Anus, commanding him to deliver forthwith Hon. Charles V. Culver, detained in a civil suit, front the custody ot sheriff or jailor of Venan go County, or any other person presuming to hold or detain him, and to make return to the House of such warrant and with the manner of its execution. Adopted. Mr. Delano, on obtaining leave, introduced a resolution directing that until otherwise order ed it should be unlawful for any officer of the United States Government to pay any account, claims or demands against the Government oc curring prior to the 13th of April, 1861, in favor of any person who promoted, encouraged, or in any manner sustained the late rebellion, or in favor of any person who duriug such rebellion was not known to be opposed thereto and dis tinctly in favor of its suppression. The resolu tion was read three times aud passed. Mr. Sevens offered the following: Resolved, That a committee of seven he ap pointed to report a bill to establish a system of free schools for the District of Columbia, from which no child six years old or more, residing • in said District, shall be excluded, except lor improper conduct. The school to be supported by taxes, impartially levied on the accessible property of the District, together with such fixed annual appropriations as Congress may grant. Adopted. Ou motion of Mr. Donnelly the Secretary of War was requested to communicate the report ot Mm. Gen. VVarreu of the surveys made under his supervision during the past season of the Upper Mississippi river and its tributaries, with a view to the improvement of the naviga tion of the same. Mr. Morrill, from the Committee on Ways and Means, reported back the Senate joint re solution ou the settlement of the accounts of W. P. Wingate, Collector of the port of Ban gor, Me. Read three times and passed. The House went into committee of the whole, Air. Wilkin in the chair, on the President’s an nual message. Air. Hise resumed his argument against the power of Congress to territorialize the late re bellious States. At the close of Air. Hise’s speech of two hours and a half, Mr. Lawrence, of Ohio, argued the policy ot reducing the salaries of the mem bers aud Senators, and mileage to teu cents per mile. The latter resolution alone would save $125,000 per annum. He made a strong appeal for economy in legislation. Mr. Randall asked if he (Mr. Lawrence) knew of any member who had not taken the increased compensation. Mr. Cobb said tli*t he had not, and thought it wrong, and the people had not endorsed it at the last election. Aluch lactiousness. and cross-tiring followed. A message was theu received from the Presi dent, with documents concerning Santa Anna and Ortega’s attempt to organize an armed ex pedition to invade Mexico. -A- committee was appointed on Common Schools in the District of Columbia, which was composed of the following gentlemen: Messrs. StevensJPatterson,Walker, Boutwell, Moulton, Ashley and Hubbell. O Neil presented a petition of seamen and others, asking for additional bounty. On motion of Mr. Spaulding the Committee on Ways and Means were instructed to exam ine into the exiiediency of admitting timber for ship building tree of duty. A he House then adjourned until Thursday, at 10o’clock A. M., January 3,18(57. The Disturbances in 3fis souri. Disagreement between Gen. Grant and Gov. Fletcher. New York, Dec. 20. The Tribune’s Jefferson City dispatch ot the 19th says General, Grant left St. Louis for the East yesterday. Before leaving he sent a com pany of United States troops to Lexington to protect the bushwhaekers from Gov. Fletch ers militia. Gov. Fletcher has gone to take command of the militia in person. He says he oi^tranks General Grant in Missouri, and the end is not yet. WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENCE. General Dix’tt Nomination. THE TARIFF BILL. New York, Dec. 20. The Post’s Washington dispatch says Gen eral Dix's nomination will probably lie over until Saturday. The Senate Finance Committee will be hard at work on the tariff bill to-morrow. _ The Ways and Means Committee will con sider Secretary Welles’ hill as soon as it comes out, and will wait to see if .bill will he report ed from the Finance Committee. from Man Francisco. San Francisco, Dec. 20. The United States revenue cutter Wayanda, one. hundred and eighty days from Hampton Roads, arrived yesterday. Rough weather and disaster was the cause of her long passage. The coroner’s jury in the case of persons drowned by the wreck of the bark Coya, rec ommended the construction of a light house at New Year’s Point, three vessels being wrecked at this point, the Coya, the Sir John Franklin and Carrier Pigeon. The rain for the past three or four days has been exceedingly heavy. The British ship Dragon, for Cork,.carries 20,300 sacks of wheat. Another, ship Derby, | far Liverpool, carries 3,020 sacks ot wheat. Destructive Fire. New York, Deo. 20. A tire broke out about four o’clock this morning, in the hat store of H. Rottesteiu, on Broadway, whose loss is estimated at $40,000; insured for $20,000. Messrs. Hamphills, Ham lin & Co., carpet dealers, lost $15,000; fully in sured. Louis Schiele & Co., corset dealers, lost $127,000; insured for $120,000. Morris Jacobson, dealer in cloaks, lost $20,000. Arrival of General Rhrrmnn nl New Or leans. New Orleans, Dec. 20. Gen. Sherman arrived here to-pay, and will probably proceed to St. Louis without delay.— The Susquehanna will await orders from the Navy Department. Minister Campbell landed

at Brazos, whence he will seek the headquar ters of Juarez’ Government. Municipal Election. Wilmington, N. C„ Dec. 20. The Municipal election passed off to-day amid great excitement, but without serious dis turbance. John Dawson was elected Mayor by !)5 majority. Two negroes .convicted of highway robbery will be hung to-morrow. Foreign New**, per Hteamer. Halifax, N. 8., Dec. 20. The steamer Java, from Liverpool 10 A. M., * Dec. 8th, via Queenstown 9th, arrived here at 1 o clock this morning. She has twenty-five Fairfax and seventy-five Boston passengers. Fenian arrests continued iu Dublin aud oth er parts of Ireland, but none of moment are re corded. Stephen J. Meany, the Fenian Senat or lately arrived from New York, had been com mitted for trial iu Dublin, on the charge of con spiracy. The Loudon Morning Post raises a question as to the loyalty of a larj^e number of Irish J“w“ the large towns of England, aud urges that the Government should inquire how far they are committed to Fenianism, and to what extent they may be prepared to aid the move ment. Slight symptoms of alarm had been manifested in Liverpool, where large numbers ot insli laborers were out of employment.— Armed guards had been placed on duty at va ous depots of arms belonging to the militia and volunteers in Liverpool. . ^ house in Liverpool had been taken posses sion of by the police and searched, upon infor mation that Stephens was concealed in it; but the police were hoaxed. Notwithstanding the denials by the Conser vative organs, the London correspondent of the Scotsman reiterates his assertion that dissen 8ions prevail in the Derby Cabinet. He writes that I> Israeli is said to have, through his threat of resignation, succeeded in obtaining the consent or the Premier and a majority of the Cabinet to his proposal that a reform meas ure of a surprising and unpleasant liberal char acter should be introduced next session, aud although it is considered probable no immedi 111 ths Cabiuet will result, yet the withdrawal of certain members of the more unyielding section of the party is understood to he only pnstpoued in consideration of the unpleasant impression that would be produced. Communications between Derby and Disraeli hij-a been litKjni'Ut, ami it is said the London reform demonstration liad been no ineffectual auxiliary to ©’Israeli. - Admiral in Cbiuahad issued a notification declaring the river Seoul in C'orea in a stale of blockade from October 15th, owfc» to the recent murder of French missionaries ” A correspondent of the Morning Post at Rome says: *• The observations of the Pope to Uen. King, United States Minister, on the ad visability ot the annexation of Canada to the Union rather than its falling a prey to Fetiian invasion, us a Quebec journal, from a dispatch dated Nov. 18 th. sent from Mr. King Mr. ISeward, have received the following ex plicit disavowal from the AsScrvatore Romano: ' V\ e are authorized to declare entirely desti tute ot all truth the words attributed t. the Holy Father in Mr. King’s assertion, as there is not a true syllable in all that the Canadian newspaper has reported on the subject. This is now a very extraordinary complication of extraordinary assertions, and General King is placed iu the very painful position of having to Stake his word against that of the Pope, unless not only the tenor of his dispatch to Mr. Bew ard, but the dispatch itself, has been a pure in vention of the Canadian uewspaper. Mr. King had an interview with Cardinal Antonelli this morning, with a view Of arranging the difficul ty. The Berlin correspondent of the London limes says teat notwithstanding all asserva tions to the contrary in the Austrian official press, it may be regarded as a positive iact that troops are about to be concentrated in Gallicia Some of the regiments detailed tor the service are already under marching orders. The offi cial Vienna Journal in denying this statement asserts that the relations of Austria aud Russia are most satisfactory, and nothing whatever has taken place calculated to disturb them in any way. i In seems perfectly clear that trouble contin ues m Landia, but advices are as conflicting as iveJ: had been a report that Russia had invited Lugland and France to come to an understanding in the matter,hut there is a lack of confirmation. MEXICO. Maximilian awaiting bis Millions. Unsettled Condition of Af fairs. a i i a ' r • Nkw Orleans, Dec. 19. Additional Mexican intelligence states that there appears to be no coucert of action be tween Maximilian and Gen. Bazaine, as the latter ha9 issued a manifesto that since the Emperor bfcs determined to remain iu Mexi co, the b rench will remain neutral and would only tight in case they were attacked. Maximilian is still at Orizaba, and it is very improbable that be will take any perinaneut step until the millions of money promised shall have been paid in full. Three-fifths of the Mexican people south of San Luis Potosi favor Juarex. Ortega lias no party and Santa Anna is de spised. Gen. Bazaine stated that he has sent a com mission to Hie United States to open negotia tions with Ortega relative to the future gov ernment of Mexico. All the French troops are concentrated be tween the city of Mexico and Vera Cruz ex cept a tew hundred in llie interior. Canadian Adair*. Montreal, Dee. 20. A new company has been formed here, in cluding large capitalists, who intend applying tto Parliament during its next session, to dam the river St. Lawrence at the Lachine Itapids for the purpose of obtaining hydraulic power! a he capital proposed by the company is hi be two lndlion dollars. Griffin and Knapp, who are said to have stol en 15-50,060 in bonus from the Royal Insurance Company s office in New York, were arrested yesterday by the Chief of Police. The prison ers were armed to the teeth, aud had been stay ing at the Ottawa Hotel a few days, accompan ied l»y two women. The case comes before the police magistrate this afternoon. The Three Rivers Journal, on the antlierity of the clergy, says no Catholic priests of that place ever saw or knew Surratt. „ 9Iiarellaneaiiii| Dispatches. , „ , . , Boston, Dec. 20. J. i rederick Marsh, formerly connected with the Boston press, and more recently one of the btate Bank Commissioners, died suddenly to day from the rupture of a blood vessel. A young man named Joseph. Tibbetts has been arrested in Maine by Sheriff Schroeder, of Grundy Couuty, Illinois, on the charm' of murder, committed in that Coiinty about a year ago. The Sheriff and his prisoner passed through Boston to-day, cn route west. „ , Galveston,Dec. 20. Gen. Kiddoo, of the Freedmen’s Bureau, has announced liis intention to furnish transporta tion to negroes from States where there is a superfluity ot labor to those where it is scarce. He will extend unusual facilities to planters de siring laborers. T . Richmond, Va., Dec. 20. In the case of Dr. Watson a new writ of ha beas corpus has been applied for to the Su preme Judicial Court of the United States: New York Item. _ New York, Doc. 20. The .jury in the libel suit of Maretzek vs. the Sunday Mercury, brought in a verdict of $1000 for plaintiff this morning. The defendant’s counsel gave notice of appeal. Advices received from the ship Gen. McClel lan state that she went ashore on the outer bar off Patehegoue, L. I., at 5 A. M. on the 18th, the weathe r clear and mild at the time. She has 170 passengers, and considerable sickness among them. She was hauled off at 3 o’clock this morning by a steam tug. The United States storeship Relief six months troiu Snan"hae, is below, short of water and provisions. At four fires, which occurred in the first half ol the month, twcutv-one persons were so bad ly burned that they have died. Gold at 4 P. M. sold at 134 3-4. Corporeal P"ni«h«iral in North Carolina. _ , , „ Raleigh, N. C., Dec. 20. Colonel Bromford, commanding the United states military forces in this State, interfered and prevented corporeal punishment on the Eerson of a negro this morning. Judge Dan’l • Fowler decided to indict all military officers who were concerned in the transaction The negro was returned after receiving eight lashes and the soldiers left the ground.' The indict ments will be issued against the officers. The negro will lie whipped to-morrow. Judge Fowler has called on the Governor to carry out the laws of the State. Thr Wcnlhrr. ,, New Yobk, Dec. 20. thermometer is thirteen degrees above zero, wind northwest and blustering. Fortress Monroe, Doe. 20. There is a heavy gale outside. The wind is nerthwest and bitter cold. , Worcester, Mass., Dec. 20. The thermometer at 9 P. M. stood two de grees above zero. The weather is clear. Accident on the Grand Trunk. —A freight train of eight loaded cars was thrown off the track between Berlin Falls and Gorham Wednesday. All the ears went over the track. No lives were lost. The accident delayed tjie up passenger train several hours. Convenient and Simple.—“Brown’s Bronchial Troches” are a simple and convenient form for ad ministering, in combination oi several medicinal sub stances held in general esteem among physicians in the treatment ot Bronchial affections and Coughs.— The Troches seldom tail to give relief. PORTLAND AND VICINITY. N<*w AdveiiiwiuenlH T« l>nr ENTERTAINMENT COLUMN. Christiuas Festival aul Fab*. Mercantile Library Lectures. Kew advertisement column. Oculist and Aurist—Dr. Car|»enter. Found—Noteot Hand. Auction Sale oi‘ Subsistence Stores. Wan ted—Situation. Administrator’s Notice—Joseph H. Webster. Dissolutiou—Davis & Co. Druggists—Jas. R. Lunt & Co. Lessons on the Piano—Miss Day. Notice—Luther Fitch. Administrator’s Noliee—Setli M. Milliken. Holiday Preseuts—C. R. Chisholm & Co. TUI i'Ot'KfM. SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. CRIMINAL TERM.—TAPLEY J, PRESIDING. Thursday. - William H. Bradeen, indicted for larceny of a eoat from Hamjtden Spiller, retracted his plea of not guilty, and pleaded guilty. He was sen tenced to eighteen months imprisonment in the State Prison, j. O’Donnell, Esq., appeared for the pris oner. Bridget McMaltney, indicted for keeping a drinking house nnd tippling shop, was brought up on a capias. She pleaded guilty and paid a line of $100 and #10.22 costs. An indictment against her for maintaining a nuisance was continued, and she recognized, with su reties, in the sum of $200 tor her appearance at the March term of the Court. J. O’Donnell, Esq,, for respondent. The case of State v Mary Ann Clark * als., to( lar ceny of goods saved from the Ore, was resumed, and some progress made. The evidence for the defense was not all in at the adjournment. MUNICIPAL COURT. •TUIHIE KINGSBURY PRESIDING. Thuhsdat —James McLaughlin, William Bowie, E. K. Brooks and Walter Browne, on §o:ircii and seizure processes, paid *22.26 each, and departed. . Coroner's Inquest—Coroner Hall hc*l an inquest at the jail yesterday, upon the body of James Driscoll, who died from the effect^ of a pistol wound inflicted by officer Porter, *out four weeks since. The jury was composed of Charles Holden, Foreman, John G. Hayes, W. C. Osborne, Darius White, Stephen D. Hall and Peter Hall. The testimony elicited did not vary from the account we gave of the affair at the time, viz: that officer Porter was engaged in arresting HenTv McGlinchy. and Driscoll interfered drawing a pistol upon the officer, when Porter, in self-defence fired his revolver, the ball lodg ing in Driscoll’s thigh, from whence it has not been extracted. Driscoll was in the Municipal Court a day or two after the transaction, and has been present In the Supreme Judicial pourt since the session commenced. Hrs. Foster and Weeks made an examina tion of the body of deceased yesterday, and other surgeons were summoned. The inquest was adjourned to 2 o'clock this afternoon, at which time the verdict trill probably bo ren dered. Legislative School.—This institution now numbers about 100 members. The sessions are held every Saturday evening at Sous of Tem perance Hall, and business is done in regular legislative style. Hon. Joseph B. Hall is Speaker and among the members are many who in future will take a leading part in the affairs of State and who will owe their posi tions largely to this school. Questions of all kinds are brought up and discussed, and we understand that very important measures arc tube brought torward at the next meeting, Saturday evening, Dec. 23d, and members are requested to be present promptly at the hour of opening. The public are invited to attend. Splendid Establishment.—Messrs. Croe man & Co. have taken the upper store in Brown’s block, on Congress street, Nb. 305, which has been fitted up in splendid style, and l ist evening they threw it open to the public. We venture to say that a handsomer drag and fancy store cannot be found in New England. The drawers and bottles are finished and la belled in the latest and best styles, and every thing about the establishment betokens neat ness and beauty. It is the intention of this firm to fully sustain the good reputation they acquired in their store in the Fox block, which was destroyed at the great fire. Blindness, Deafness and Catarrh.— Those interested will notice an entire change of certificates in Df. Carpenter’s advertisement in to-day’s paper, The Doctor’s published testimonials were all received in this State, from people of, respectability and are therefore reliable. They can very readily be investiga ted by the incredulous. Dr. C. will remain in Portland some time longer and those afflicted with the diseases to which he devotes his at tention exclusively, should not fail to consult him. M. L. A. Lecture.—‘The initiatory lecture of the Mercantile Library Course will be given this evening at Mechanics’ Hall by that elo quent English Reformer, Henry Vincent, who will lecture upon the subject of ‘"the late American Conflict, and the Friends and Ene mies of America in England.” Such a sub ject and from one so well calculated to speak upon it as Mr. V., must attract an exceedingly large audience. Those who wish for season tickets should secure them early to-day, or they may be too late. Harper’s Magazine.—The number for Jan uary, 18fi7, which is a capital one, has been received at the bookstores of Messrs. Bailey Sc Noyes, Nns. 70,72 and 74 Exchange street; Messrs. Short & Loriug, corner of Free and Centre streets; C. R. Chisholm & Brother, No. 307 Congress street; A. Robinson, No. 325 Con gress street, and at the book and periodical de pot of Messrs. Fessenden Brothers, Lancaster Hall. __ 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 people really Suffer, and enough of every kind around them. Why is this? It is because their food distresses them. Buy one bottle of Main’s Elderberry Wine and you will get relief. Then buy a case. * dec4tf Masonic.—At the annual meetipg of Atlan tic Lodge, Wednesday evening, the following officers were elected: George A. Wright, Master; A. B. Butler, Senior Warden; 8. C. Rand, Junior Warden; D. W. True, Treasurer; A. M. Burtqn, Secre tary; F. E. Chase, S. D.; W. K. Rhodes, J. 1).; Charles Grohsarth, S. S.; Isacc Waldron, J. S.; A. F. Harris, S. C. Rand, Franklin Fox, Fi nance Committee. Call Accepted.—Rev. Alexander Burgess has accepted the call extended to him by St. Johns’ Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., and enters upon the duties of the Rectorship the begin ing of the new year. It is a large and prosper ous Parish. Mr. Burgess officiates at St. Luke’s for the last time at the Christmas service. Otm highly valued friends, J. R. Lunt & Co., have re-opened business at thcirjne w and beau tiful store,Ho. 348 Congress street. Their stock of goods is full, varied and of the best quality that could be bought. Wo commend them to their former numerous patrons and to the gen eral public. Liquob Seizures.—The deputy marshals yesterday seized small quantities of liquors in the shops kept by Margaret A. Bess, on Fore street, Ephraim Gammon, foot of Market street, Michael Howland, on Danforth street, and John Flaherty, on Centre street. Restitution of Stolen Goods.—Wednes day evening a woman left a package of toys at Higgins’ store, under the Star office, which had been stolen therefrom by boys, from whom she had recovered the articles Five thousand boxes assorted Christmas candy, 1 1-2 pounds in a box, at seventy-tivo cents each, at Perkins’ Candy Manufactory. dec 19-4t J. 8. Bailey will sell that valuable proper ty corner Cumberland and Pearl streets at auction, at 12 o’clock M., this day, We would call the attention of builders and others to the advertisement of Messrs. N. M Perkins & Co. As they are abuut to move to another store, their stock is offered at reduced prices. Accident.—A young lady, a daughter ol' Mr. James W. Stevens, of this city, while coming down the steps of the Glass House, a day or two siuce, fell aud sustained a very severe frac ture of the knee joiut. Lecture Postponed.—A prolonged inflam mation of the throat will again cause a post ponement of Rev. Mr. Gage's lecture on the Land of the Bible, announced for this evening. Lemons i!B cents a dozen, at Perkins’ Candy Store. “Go in.” A fact worth knowing is that you can buy a good sleigh at J. M. Kimball A Co.’s for iso. Havana Oranges tor sale at Perkins’ Candy Store. ___________ declSMt THE STATE. —The Pioneer says Aroostook is getting to have an extensive fame lor shingle making.— As good cedar rift for shingles ss can he found anywhere, grows in Aroostook. For several Jfears, many shingles have been hauled to Bau gor by teams, chiefly during the winter; mil lions more have found their wav in market via the St. John River, and St. Andrews railroad. In consequence of the advanced price there will probably be more made in Aroostook, this winter, than ever before in the same time. —The Machias Union says late letters 1 rout Palestine, or from members of the Adams Jaf fa Colony, report the death of eight or t» u of the emigrants. Mr. Barua Leighton’s wiffc, as we learn, is among the dead. She went iom Indian River. Most of the deaths were (chil dren. —The Oxford Democrat says that at the tan nery of Messrs. Denison and Horne, at Nor way Village, thirty men are employed, twelve hundred cords of hemlock bark are annually consumed, one hundred and twenty hidos are tanned each week, for helti ng, and the annual amount of business ranges from one hundred thousand to one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. —The Kennebec Journal says the survey of the Kennebec river from Augusta to Gariiner. by the U. 8. Topographical Engineers, is now completed. —We learn from the Farmington Chrftnicle that the house of Emerson Russel of Strong was destroyed by tire on Saturday last, tijeuth eT with all its contents. No insurance. —The Banner understands that Mr. John Harper is about completing ah no wool, p mill in Welchville, Oxford Go. There are to be four sets of machinery, and he expects t<j have it in operation by the first of February. —The Rookland Gazette, among its reforma tory impulses, suggests the necessity of .send ing from that city some of the most miserable skulks in the land, who make the str^ ets a terror to ladies. —The Gardiner Home Journal this week commences a new volume, and puts oh new clothes in honor of the event. Its new diess of type is very handsome and becoming, and the Journal itself one ot the most wide-awake pa pers that comes to our office. The publisher who has evidently been plagued by the class who like to get their news for nothing I takes this occasion to announce that if people' don’t want the Home Journal he does not wish them to take it—or to borrow it. Good! —The Pembroke Iron Company has complet ed a new stone building, 205 teet long, *0 feet wide and two stories high, to be used as,’a nail and rivet factory, machine shop and store room. The nail factory, when completed, will qc.ntaiu nine self-feeding machines, besides a dofou or more that are fed by hand, and will produce 125 casks of nails per day. The company gives employment to 350 men, and consumes’ 900 tons of wrought iron per month.—K&nnehec Journal. A murderer of some one in Illinois, was taken at Moosehead Lake, and carried through Augusta in the oars, on Wednesdayjof this week, by a detective, as we learn from the Banner. —A business firm in New York send to the publisher of the Farmington Chronicle an ad vertisement for which they offered in payment two hoop skirts. The offer was declined for fear they might be titters. Report of the Hew York f'onamlll. r for the Relief of Portland. This little pamphlet of 43 pages records the organization and work of an exteriorized charitable association, which within a month raised a hundred thousand dollars lor , the re lief of Portland and has just disbanded after fully discharging its errand of inertly. The committee was appointed at a public meeting of citizens of New York, two days after; the fire and as originally constituted, consisted of thir ty-one members. At a subsequent meeting the number was raised to a hundrtjd. The whole amount received by this committee is 8106,615 3ft, contributed: Bv Merchants and others 878,547 30 • Banks of New York 17,300 00 Produce Exchange 7. 081 (mi Insurance Companies 1, 250 00 Churches 1,056 91 Yonng Men’s O. A., Brooklyn, 93 75 Through Mayor Hoffman, 1,287 00 , 8106, ft 15 86. This sum is accounted for By remittance to Thomas Shaw, Portland, by Thos. C. Merrill, 8450 00 Hams from Cooper & Co. 408 25 Remittance to Mayor Stevens, by D. F. Appleton 500 00 Remittance to Mayor Stevens, by Tho. W. Riley 250 00 Deposit in National Band of Com merce, to be drawn against by Mayor Sterensof the Chairman of the Portland Relief Commit tee 100,000 U0 Printing, stationery, &c., 297 00 Remittance to Mayor Stevens 4, 000 00 Printing report 260 00 Balance sent Mayor Stevens 450 01 8106,815 86 The committee applied to the Arch-bishop of New York for aid, receiving in reply the fol lowing npte which will show what action was taken by Koman Catholic organizations: New Yoke, July 14,1866 Gentlemen : I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your esteemed favor of the 12th iiist., invit ing my co-operation in the good work of aiding to send relief to the sufferers of Portland. Pre vious to the receipt of your letter I had already requested the Pastors of the various Catholic Churches of the city to have a collection made, which would be placed at the disposal of the Bishop of Portland, liight Kcv. Dr. Bacon, who has himself lost everything and whose congregation beside being left homeless and homeless, ore without a place in which they can assemble for divine worship. To this the Rev. Pastors have not only con sented, but have themselves set the example hy contributing generously. I remain, very respectfully, . your olxl't servant, JOHN, Archbishop of New York. Messrs. Braan, etc. The contribution to which Bishop McClos key here reftrs was taken tip on the 22d July, and was ordered for the special pnrpose of re building the Catholic church and sohool-bons es. 'She amount received has never been re ported but was said to he quite large, and -should be added to the total amount of the New York contributions. No better ation of the best points in American charact —the quick sympathy with suffering and prompt facility in organising efficient means to a desired end—could be de sired than is supplied by the plain, business like narrative of the transactions of this com mittee, to whom Portland is so deeply indebt ed. Accident.—Mr. Chas. A. Whipple, of Great Falls, Windham, had two of the fingers of his right hand severed by a circular saw in the gang saw mills of Messrs. White & Hawkes.of that place, on Tuesday last. The saw separat ed one of the fingers completely, and the other so nearly that it had to be amputated, which was performed by Dr. G. L Kilgore, of Wind ham. The wh< le hand was so badly injured that it is feared that Mr. Whipple will lose the use of it. VARIETIES —An express train from Bedford to London "as stopped on tho 'J*lth ultimo uear Ilitcheu, "" >ng to oiie of the second class carriages tak ing fire. The passengers were unable to attract the attention of tins guard by their united shout ings, w hist ling*, u,nl hangings of doors for at east ten minutes, during which time a hole "as urnt iu the roof, and the carriage was till “ *" ,uJ°ke. The lire was soon extinguisb , an the passengers removed to another carriage. The fir(. Wiw caused through a tar pauliu having blown over the oil lamp and be come Ignited. An American signal rope would have saved the passengers from their panic. —Mr. N. P. Willis’ health i* rapidly improv ing, and contrary to the genera) fear he ^ ^ iar recovered as to be able to resume his edito rial labors on the Home Jo tuna). —There is a village iu Pennsylvania called JUouiacomiug. —English whiskers, or a light moustache, are the only facial adornmcuts which are now considered irreproachable in Paris. A man accidentally hung himself near Bellevue, Iowa, a few days since, by being caught by his comforter while descending from a tree. W hat appears to be the tomli-statue of Hen ry, eldest son of Henry the Second of England, and brother to Riehard the First, has been dis covered during thereoentexcavation^ iu Rout-n Cathedral. The Commission on the Reorganization of the French Army, of which the Emperor is the President, it is said will end by adopting purely and simply the Prussian system—that is to make every mau, sound iu body and miml, subject to military service with no privi lege of exemption. The Nation says: ‘‘According to an official record published in the press of New York, Mor rissey has, in the course of liis adventurous li fe, been eight limes indicted for aasault with intent to kill, assault and battery, aud burglary, and has served nine months at hard lalior in the pen j i Amtiary for three several breaches of the pul» | lie peace. A con temporary sees no reason why this convict should not occupy his seat in Congress, because hundreds of men who have been there deserve as many years* confinement , as Morrissey has had days.” —Ou the 23th ult. Ltfixlon was enveloped in such a dense fog that several persons were run oyer in the streets, and one yonng man walk ed into the river and was drowned. —General Grant has sent a check fortwen ,t.T-«ix thousand dollars to a real estate agent in 8t. Louie, to be used in the purchase of the old farm owned by his father-in-law, ten miles from the city, as a final homestead for himself and family. —Th- Gettysburg Cemetery Monument is to be completed by July 1,1868. The statue of General Reignolds is to bo erected in the cem etery, and not on the spot where he Ml. It is Intimated that the Freedinen’s Lincoln Monu ment Association will apply for permission to place a bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln iu the cemetery. —It is said that the Attorney-General of the United States is about to perpetrate an im mense joke. He is preparing a report to de monstrate the impossibility of supplying Con gress, as it requested, with the names of those persons pardoued by the President, unless the clerical force in his office is greatly increased. Removal* dnrlug the Rrrc**. "Washington, Dec. 19, 1866. The extent to which the President exercised the power of removal from office for political purposes during the vacation, is very faintly comprehended by the country at large. Many new appointments were published when made; but, some time in September, correspondents here were denied the privilege of seeing the list of daily removals. This order of denial was issued because of the sharp criticism evoked by the President’s action. Hence, thereafter comparatively few cases of removals and ap pointments get into the newspapers. The work oi the Executive in the Internal Revenue of fice is shown by the list of persons recently ap pointed in that branch of the service. From this it appears that during the summer vaca tion of CongresSj—that is, from July 31, 1866 to December 1,1866,—there were ap]>ointed to’ fill vacancies, mostly made by removal for uon agreemeut with the President’s views, 214 as sessors and collectors, of whom all but 11 were for the loyal States. The whole number of in ternal revenue officers in the country is hut 480, and it thus appears that nearly halt of them were turned out dnriug these four months. The whole number iu the loyal States and territories is 384, of whom 203 were removed or forced iuto resigning. In this peri od the removals were heaviest in ths Central and Western States. The number made in August was 89, in Septemlier 68, and in Nov ember, after the elections, but 12. The man ner in which the President gave his mind to the business is show ii by the tact that on six days he removed eight per day; od three days, nine per day; while on one day he I>oheaded twelve and on another day thirteen. During the week from August 20 to 25, inclusive, he found time to remove exactly thirty-six Re publicans, and then, after a Sunday’s rest, he oontiuuedthe work by removing fourteen more on the following Monday. The appointments in New England during these tour months were hilt fourteen, viz.: three out of ten in Maine, one out of six iu New Hampshire, eight out of twenty in Massachusetts, and two out of tour in Connecticut. The number iu New York was twenty-one out of sixty-four; iu Pennsylvania, thirty-four out of forty-eight; in Ohio, tweHty-two out of thirty-eight; in In diana, fourteen out ot twenty-two; in Illinois, sixteeu out of twenty-six; in Michigan, ten out twelve; in Iowa, nine outof tweh-e; in Wiscon sin, nine out of twelve, and eighty on the full list. Of these new appointments those for New England are as follows; Maine—Solon Chase, collector 2d district; J. H. Butler, col lector 4th district; G. W. Berry, collector 5th district. Now Llampshire,—C. B. Bowers, col lector 3d district. Connecticut,—H. A. Grant, collector 1st district; J. B. Lamb, assessor 3d district. Massachusetts,—E. W. Bierce, col lector 1st district; L. Stephenson, assessor 2d district; W. 8. King, assessor 3<1 district; W. C.Binney, assessor 5th district; J. C. Sanborn, assessor, and N. C. Howe, collector 6th dis trict; W. H. Warren, assessor 7th district: C. Howe, collector 8th district.—Dinpotrh to Bos ton Adrertioer. I'ERSKVKBANCE REWARDED. A singular case of the recovery of stolen property was re ported to us last week. Iu 18G0, Capt. Clias. A. Boutell of this eity. who did gallant service in tho navy during the war, was in Liver pool on the eve <>f sailing tor Quebec. The evening previous to his departure he visited St. George’s Hall to witness tho performance of Father Kemp's Old Folks, a company of American singers thenon a tour in England.— The hall was densely crowded, and at the close of the (lerformauee, while making his way out of the building he missed a valuable gold watch, which some dexterous thief had ab stracted from his person. Capt. ItoutcJle im m.'diatcly repaired to the police office and gave information of the robbery. Although assured by the detectives that the watch would lie re covered, he ti lt very little confidence in the result of their efforts, as he could not give the slightest clue to aid them in their search for the property, or in identifying tho thief. The matter was left in their lianas, however, and the next morning Capt. B. sailed for Quebec.— During the lapse of six years nothing was heard from the stolen watch, and ot course the idea of its restoration was entirely dis missed from his mind. A very pleasant sur prise, was in store for him, however. On Thursday last, a brother of Capt. Boutellc ar rived in this city from Europe, bringing with him the watch, which by the ingenuity of tho Liverpooi dytectives, had been traced and fi nally recovered. The incident is worth men tioning,as illustrating the working of the de tective police machinery which has been brought to such admirable perfection of late years, both in Euopc and in this country.— Farmer. Wanted, a Celebrity.—Tho University at Chapel Hill, North Carolina (according to the Charlotte Demoorat), is in a had way. There are hut a handful of stu louts in the institu tion, and even they talk of leaving. The Dem ocrat thinks that the only remedy for this state of things is “the election of General Jo seph E. Johnston or some other prominent military man" to the presidency of the college. Military snecess has been held to be a qualifi cation for the chief magistracy of tho nation, but this extension of tho principle into tho quiet domain of education is, to say the least, novel. By a recent decision of the Solicitor of the Treasury, which is sustained by the Secretary, the provisions of section 10 of tbo act of July 26th, 1866, which we published a short time since, in relation to vessels being required to be provided with suitable boat disengaging ap paratus, does not apply to vessels other than those propelled wholly or in part by steam,