Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, December 22, 1866, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated December 22, 1866 Page 1
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— to jjj MORNING, DECEMBER 22, 1866. Terms Eight Dollars per annum, in advance. ' _ . « THE PORTLAND DAILV PRESS is published everyday, (Sunday excepted,) at No. 1 Printers’ Exchange,Commercial SUcet, Portland, by N. A. Foster, Proprietor. Terms:—Eight Dollar- a year in advance. IJ1K MAINE STATE PRESS, k published at (be ame place every ThwrSJtry inoniTn'rat $2.00 a year, n variably in advance. Kates of Advertising.—tine jmh 01 spare,i* engtb oi column, constitutes a ••wniaj'c.” #1.50 per square daily first wefix ' 75 cents per week alter; three insertions, or less, #1.00; eoutinu ug every other day after first week, 50 cents. Hall square, three insertions or lose, 75 cent®; one week, $1.00; »*u cent* per week after. Under head of “Amusements, $2.00 ner square per week; three insertion* or less, $1.50. SfEciAt Noth rs.#1.25 per square for the first in sertion, and 25 cents per square for each Bubscquuut nserf ion. Advertisement* inserted in the ‘*MaInf State Press”(which has a large circulation ia every par ol the State)lor $1.00 j*er sqnai « tbr firfct insertion‘ and 50 cents per square lor each nuhiiequeni inser tion. ENTERTAINMENTS. A Merry Chrintmas ! The Free baptist Sabbath School will celebrate their annual anniversary CJmreb ou Casco street, next TUESDAY EVE ^tNc*, (Christmas,) commencing at 7 o’clock. 1 he exercises will consist of Singing, Recitations, Tableaux, Dialogues, &r.. to conclude with a ilistri Wfhon of presents from (tie Christmas Trees. Tickets tor adults, 25 i ts.; children, 15 eta: to be found at Coe & MeCallar’s, 11 Market square, Eliza H- Hand's, Congress street, G. W. Rich Co.’s, 173 r ore street, anil ut the door. dec22d3t Portland Theatre. lli<lvir€*ll A Browne, Ijcwkcpm A .Mulingers. PARTICULAR ANNOUNCEMENT! Owlug to the enthusiastic reception exteuded to the , popular tragedian Mr. .lose|>li Proctor, bis engagement has been renewed I'or A Fexv INiylils Lon^eC I during wbivli a series of Shakespearian aud oilier le gitimate play, will be preiluced. Mondny Evening,.l\M)H ill. Tnrxlny Evening,.VIUCIfVIIN. Wedncsdny E veiling,.OTI1E 1.1,0. Thurxlay Evening,.MACBETH, Friday Evening, benefit of Mr. Procter, ■CMHII.IEU. Hninrdny Evening, last night of Mr. Proctor, by" request..Mfh OF THE WOODS. . I C" Seats can Is secured hi advance for any even ing during the week. December 17. Ut CHRISTMAS Feitivaljk Fair! rilHE Ladies of Central Church Society will hold 1 their annual Fair and Lovee in the VESTRY OF THEIR CHU R13U, on Monday and Tue&day EvcniugH, Dee 21th mid 2 Alii, On which occasion they will offer for pale a large and choice assortment of FANCY and USEFUL ARTI CLES, suitable for Holiday (lifts and Home line, A CHRISTMAS TREE, Post Office and an ANTI QUARIAN SUPt’EE, are some of tlte entertain - ■cents to be presented o» Monday Evening. On Tues day Evening, Itev Dr. Tett will give an interesting Lecture in tbe eburch, inuihlition In the above. Tickets—adults 25 i ts; children 15 ct»;—for sale at Elliot & McOillar’s, Market Square, Witeon & Mil ieu’s, Congress Street, and G. & 0. L. Gallison’s, <ira.V St. dr21d4t FAIR ANIR LF VRE ! THE LADIES OF THE New Methodist Church Will hold a Fair and Levee at LINCOLN IIALL, On Monday and Tuesday -Eve’ngrs, DW. Still Mill £5lh. "The proceeds will go toward* lur lushing tlioir new Church. tfitz+iiWUi& Vkm Bale. Refreshment*, &e, win be dispensed. Admission 25 cts—Children 15 cents. WT Tuesday Evening a\N OLD FASHIONED APPLE DUAIPLIN DINNER will be served up. Dec 20—did Ocean Association, Ex-No. 4, WIUU COMMENCE THEIR Fifth Annual Course of Dances, - AT MECHANICS’ HALL9 - WITH A - Ball on Thanksgiving Night! To be followed by Three A-Membltct* oh Tuesday Night*, a Ball on Cbriiitma* Night, a Grand Fire men’* military and Civic Ball on New Vear’* Night. managers: President, edward Hodgkins, Vice-President, S, S. HANNAFORD, Secretary, A. 11. JACOBS, Treasurers, F. J. BAILEY, R. D. Page.C. H. Phil lips, H. D. Tripp. t-IfTickeis lor tlie Course $G; tickets for each of #ie Balls $1,60; tickets for each of the Assemblies $1; for the Gallery 50 cents. To be obtained of the Man agers and at the door. Aluaic by Chandler's Quadrille Bund. D. II. Chandler Prompter. Dancing to commence at 8 o’clock. Clothing checked free. November 27, 1867. eod5w Mercantile Library Lectures. fpHE Fourteenth Annual Series of Public Lectures A under the direction oi'the Mercantile Library As sociation will be delivered at MECHANIC^’ IIALL. The course will consist of Six Lectures, for which the following gentlemen have been engaged. Henry Vincent, LNq., Bcv. G. H. Hrjiwoiih, Hcv. II. IYI. Gnllflhrr, J. II. Gouah, Fm<|., G. \Y. Curia*, Kwq., Rev. E. II, f'hnpiu. The Opening Lecture will bo delivered on Friday Fvcuiu», Dccouilier 21st, -BY Henry Vincent, THE ELOQUENT ENGLISH REFORMER. Subject—“ The Late American Conflict and the Friends ami Enemies of Amcricajn England.” (Of- Tickets for the Course at $1.25 can be had at Davis Brothers, Fare Street; Short & Luring, corner Free and Center St. ; at Bauey & Noyes, at their new Store, Exchange Street, after Dec. 17. Each member is entitled to two itcktrts at $1 each, which can be had at the Library Rooms ou Lime St.. second door from Federal St. Ow ing to the limited capacity of the Hall, members must secure their tick ets by Wednesday, Dec. 10. The Library Rooms will be open every evening from 7 until 0 ; also Wednes day and Saturday afternoons. LECTURE COMMITTEE : E. COREY, C. E. JOSE, J. 0. PROCTOR, C. H. FLING, M. U. COOLIDGE, • ,1. Q, TWITCHELL, JAMES BAILEY. dee 14 dtt NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. ___*__ B L A N K E T S STILL CHEAPER! YOU CAN BUY A LARGE SIZED All Wool Blanket ! -FOR $4.50 Per Pair, -AT I*. M. FROST’S, NO. 4 VEERING block, MUM CONGRESS STREET. P i JNTS A XI) OIL CHEAP Jout received iv bnn.l, and «„• sale PUTT FRFF, for iisi* i n tlie burnt district, Nliicfl, l*nic ICnnli.h l.cu.l nud Oil ! RehnH.lers will effect a great saving l.v purchasing in this way. Every description of PAINT STOCK at the lowest rates by .1. IV. PK BKINB & To i dee2Ma _ __ WCommcrct.i^*, Rented e Pour L'irrexxe. rPIIIS MEDICINE Cures Intemperance. By t,w. A lug it. in any liquid drank by the patient, the de sire tor intoxicating liquors will be removed. The mixture is harmless, being prepare*! by a regular physician. Proper directions accompany'each pack age. Sent anywhere, l.v express, tor H3. Address MEDICAL AGENCY, 13, Fremont I<<»w. Boston, Mass. dec22dlw NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Great Fall In Furs ! fkom an ASSIGNEE’S SALE of new and elegant Furs In Boston, bought for cash, And can be (old CHEAP}Sri than at any other store. Hudson Bay and American Sable ! Nice Grey Squirrel Setts, *13.00, former price *10.00. Velvet Hood*3eaver trimmed, FOR *1.00, and other Goods in proftQftiou. SRAW BROTHERS, OPPOSITE PREBLE BOI SE. I daeffi- * toil > T d(f holiday GIFT8! elegamt” scarfs - AND NECK TIES ! SILK HANDKERCHIEFS in new styles. GLOVES AND MITTS in tbe best qualities, just received. Charles Cnstis & Co., MORTON BLOCK, dec*M3t CONGRESS STREET. CHRISTMAS -ANI) HEW YEAR’S. AS THE HOLIDAYS ARE ArPROACHINU I*. 34. FROST lias a freali Stock of Kid Grloyes To Offer at Low Prices! 300 Pw. of World-renowned Prcfanue, “• 81,30 500 Pm, of Clothilde, si only 1.00 No. *4- Oeerlni; Block, C’ONURKNS MTRKKT. Dge 22—d&wtf GRAND OPENING —OF— Fancy Goods,Ladies’ Toilet Articles, ARTISTS’ MATERIALS, -AMD HOLIDAY PRESENTS 111 general, at the new ami beautifully filled up Drug Store of A. <1. HCHLOTTEBBECK d; CO., APOTHECARIES AND CHEMISTS, 303 CONORll^l STREET, (One door abnve Brown,, 1 hi* (Saturday) Evening, Dvr, 22, Is (it). Portland, Deo. 22. dlw blankets JUST RECEIVED —AT— EASTMAN BROTHERS 10-4 All Wool Blankets, Onl.v #4.50 Per Pair. EASTMAN BROTHERS, dec'22dlw 33‘J Congre** t#f. Hoist the Flag-! Store Re-built! New Goods l A_t 98 Exchange St., Jose’s Block. S. H. COLESWORTHY, his customers to the old stand now re built, where he will on Monday, tthow them a une stock ot Books, Stationery, Paper Hangings, ENGRAVINGS, Oval, and other kinds of Picture Frames, Ac., with a good variety of Fancy Articles suited to the timos and the Holidays. dc22d3w R M O V A ! HEALD BKOTHEES, HAVE removed from their old stand, No 2015 Fore s reet, to IVo. 1 Franklin Street, Between Fore and Commercial, next door to Rnoi ery and Burnham's Packing House, where they will continue the BOTTLING BUSINESS in aU its brandies. Country orders promptly attended to. Dec 22—d2w Oysters, Oysters. THIS day received a splendid lot Virginia Oysters, and for sale at$1.00per gallon, solid; IHr*All orders by mail or express promptly attend ed to. Oysters delivered in any part of the city. H. FREEMAN & CO., dec22dlm_lOl Federal Street. Ho for a Sleigh Ride THE proprietor Is now prepared with his BOAT SLEIGH “ENTERPRISE,” to carry parties in or out of the city at the shortest notice. On Wednes day and Saturday afternoons, (when pleasant) will leave head of State Street at 2 o'clock, to carry chil dren and others. Children under ten (10) years fif teen cents; over ten twenty-five cents per hour. n , N. S. FERNALD. Portland, Dec 10th, 18C6. dc22dtf Haap *ud*, Wank Women and Clothe* Wringem Gone up ! Paper Collars, Paper Bosoms, PAPER BOWS I Does the business—a very large assortment just received at LEWIS TOPPAN’S, dc22dlw Cor. Congress and Casco Sts. Baltimore Family Flour and Bye Flour. 100 BBLS. BALTIMORE FAMILY FLOUR, 13 BBLS. RYE FLOUR, just received and for sale by CHASE BROTHERS, dec22 STTtf Head Long Wharf. Steam Boat Notice. PERSONS having demands against;the Steamers Daniel Webs tee, JLaly Lang, Regulatoe and Sta blight, will please forward them for set tlement to A. SOMERBY, Agent. Portland, Dec. 21, 18U6. dec 22 d2t The U. S. Pension Agency Is removed from 191 Market Square to Payson’s new building, Exchange street, third floor. HENRY WILLIS, Dec 22—d&wlw Pci1h. Agt. To Loan ! $30000,i ?400n wT,se dec22(191Real Estate A gen I. I'AISTS AM) OILS, Drugs, Medicines, Dye stuil's, Window GInss. At.ENTS FOR Forest Hirer tl- Warren Lead Co. 9s CRAFTS A IVILLIA1VI4, Nos. 5 and 0 Commercial Wharf, Boston. __ I>eoI—TnThStly Lessons on the Pianoforte, ( JIVEN at No. 12 Elm Street, by yj dc2ldtl MISS DAV. LATEST NEWS BY TELEGRAPH TO THE POKTUND DAILY Pit ESS. Saturday Morning, December 22, 1866. :l—Y--—-j— WASHINGTON. Terrible Tornado at China. CABINET MEETING. Washington, Dec. 21. Minister Burlingame j writing from Shang hae Oct. I.tli, gives au account of a terrible ty phoon which swept through the straits between Yokolioiua and Hong Kong in the middle of Keptapiber. Cant, Noel, of the French steam er Dupeix, says the typhoon was the severest known (br yearn, the barometer falling to 2,801. Tin- rarifteatiou of the air was so great as to affect the passengers painfully. Tile wind ap peared to strike the vessel unequally, in one place breaking strong iron bolts, and in anoth er leaving weak objects. At 4 P. >1. the ba , rometer fell rapidly ; at 4.30 it was 720; at 5.30 it fell to 714. From 5 to 7 o’clock, be says, we were exposed to the most frightful tempest which could be imagined. The sea was really horrible on all sides. As for the wind there were no longer squalls but frighttul howlings, About halt past six were literally the sport of a whirlwind, which caught up everything on deck, and whirled things in circles to the height of the mizzenmast. An enormous metallic plate was projected lrom forward to aft. Onr masts bent like reeds. I believed they would be carried away, aud I do not really know how they were able to resist such violpuep. The Freedmen’s Bureau has received a com munication from Prince Frederick County .Ma ryland, stating that a colored man named John Low had been indicted by the grapd jury of that County for harboring his children who had been bound out, but were releasedlto him by Judge Bond ot Baltimore. It appears that Dr. James Duke, the owner ot Low’s wife, had the children taken away by liabeas corpus, when Duke wont before tlie grand jury and had Low indicted for enticing his children from their master. Several similar cases are repott ed. The Cabinet meeting to-day was attended by all its members, Secretary Stanton having re terned from his trip North. Ail the stock of the new steam project be tween Washington and New Yurk. has been subscribed and the steamers purchased. The national Democratic resident jcoimnittec have determined to make arrangements to cel ebrate the anniversary of the battle of New Orleans. MEXICO. Exciting Times Expected. EVACUATION OF SAN LUIS POTOSI. Reported Capture of Eseobado. Galveston, Dec. 21. Mr. Campbell arrived here to-day from Mat amoras, and sailed immediately for New Or leans to confer with Gens. Sherman and Sher idan and the authorities at Washington. He reports Mexican affairs on the border in a very unsettled condition. Wednesday morning Ortega and bis brother left Brownsville and went to Matamoras. It is supposed that very exciting times will ensue. It is thought Ortega will join Canales and Cor tina and attack Eseobado, who has gone with a part of his force to Monerey. When the Black Bird, on which Mr. Camp bell arrived at Galveston, left Brazos, she met the United States steamer Winooski, which had left Vera Cruz on Monday. The report was that Marshal Bazaine had-left Vera Cruz to communicate with Juarez, and it is suppos ed will bring the government over to him. New York, Dec. 21. A special dispatch to the Tribune from Mat amoras, dated the lflth, says that on the 17th it was currently reported, and well credited, that Canales bad pronounced against the. Juarez government in tavor of Ortega, and that the Tampico authorities hail prououuoed in favor of Ortega. On the 18th acourierfrom Monterey brought the news of the total evacuation of San Luis Potosi by the imperialists and its occupation by the Liberals. Last night it was currently reported that Ca nales and Cortinas had attacked and captured Eseobado. Ortega was still at Matamoras but intends to enter Mexico within ten days from some other point than this. A special dispatch to the Herald from New Orleans, says Gen. Sherman is disappointed as to the popularity of the Juarez party, and be - lieves American intervention in Mexico very distasteful. Juarez has been requested to meet Mr. Campbell at San Luis about the 15th of January. A special ditpatcli from New Orleans says that on Monday week Eseobado gave Mr. Campbell and Gen. Shermau a brilliant ovation at Matamoras. Esc-iAado v. (is to start immedi ately for Monterey, and Mr. Campbell would probably accompany him. Gen. Sedgwick was at Brownsville still under arrest, and was to be tried for his occupation ol Matamoras. An or der confines Ortega to the United States terri tory. Should he attempt to eroifs the Bio Grande he would be arrested. iHinct-IlaiieoiiM Biapalrhra. _r St. Louis, Dec. 21. Warrants have been issued by the United States Commissioner in this city tor the arrest of Col. Montgomery, commander of the mili tia of Lafayette county, and other persons.— The warrants were issued under tlm civil rights bill. They are to have an examination. Fort LaramiS, Dec. 21. Iu a fight with the Sioux Indians near Fort Phil Kearney, Dee. Gth, Lieut. H. S. Bingham, 2d United States Cavalry, and Beret. Bowers, 18th Infantry, were killed, and Sergl. Aldridge and four privates, of the 18th Infantry, wound ed. Kansas Citv, Dec. 21. The preliminary examination of Scott, Cut ler and Welborn, closed .yesterday, the counsel for the defence making no efforts in their be half. All three ivere committed for murder aud arson. They will have their trials in March. Gov. Fletcher, after a personal investigation of affairs in this vicinity, has issued a general order against stationing the militia in Jackson county. This decision gives great satisfaction. Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 21. A magnificent and costly boquet was to-day sent by express to Mrs. Lincoln at Springfield, IU., as a Christmas offering in token of the ap preciation f herself ami her noble husband'i memory, on the part of th.. German citizens of Nashville. CnNtiou of I'm in ii Prisoners in Toronto. Toronto, Canada, Dec. 21. The following letter was this evening sent to the reporter of the Toronto Daily Telegraph: “Toronto Jail, Dec. 21.—To the Fenian Broth erhood and friends of the Fenian prisoners in New York aud vicinity:—The undersigned has been authorized by his fellow prisoners under sentence ol death, and those yet to be tried, to caution their friends in New York city and vi cinity, against responding to the appeal made to them by Col. Roberts, President of the Fe nian Brotherhood, for contributions towards providing Christmas dinners. This appeal might be made with propriety for the paupers and convicts on Blackwell’s Island, or some in stitution of the kind; bilt it is a gross insult to the Irishmen held as politicalfprisoiiers in Can ada never having received any aid or assistance irom the Fenian headquarters during their long confinement in the Toronto Jail, they consider this last appeal of President Roberts as adding insnlt to injury.— They earnestly entreat their friends now not to outrage their feelings, and that they may be spared this cruel humiliation. Onbelief of my fellow prisoners. (Signed) Robert Blass Lynch, The above is endorsed, John McMahan. * Front Hnrann. New Orleans, Dec. 20. Havana correspondence, under date of the 12ili inst., reports that the information recently fiven of the cholera having appeared at St. homas, turns out to be false. The perusal of President Johnson’s message made a favorable impression upon the minds of all classes. The police bad refused to furnish any further information of the discoveries made in regard to the Mills mutiny. But-aing of n Calliolir Church. New York, Dec. 21. The St Peter’s Catholic Church in Jersey City, an elegant structure, just completed,took tire at midnight last night from some unknown cause, and before the flames could he subdued was badly damaged. A magnificent organ in process of construction was nearly ruined by fire and water. Loss perhaps #20,000. New York Items. New York, Dec. 21. The trial ol Francisco Sagoea, indicted for the murder of Otero, was concluded to-day, the jury bringing in a verdict of not guilty. The gas works at Astoria, opposite the upper part of the city, exploded early this morning. Nobody hurt. News From the Pacific Coast. Trade with the Sandwich Islands. The Indian Outrages ia Arizona. Ian Francisco, Dec 17. The Honolulu Commercial Advertiser states that (he principal object of General McCook’s visit to Sau Francisco is to communicate with the government by telegraph and ask leave of absence, so that he may visit Washington to communicate with the Cabinet respecting a reciprocity treaty with the Sandwich Islands, or a liberal revision of the treaty now iu force. He has become convinced that American in terests will be greatly served by af reciprocity treaty. The project is warmly supported by American residents on the islands and by the business men of San Francisco. The demand and exchange and bullion for the next steamer opens quietly. Bankers quote (Join drafts at 2 per cent. Telegraph transfers 2 1-2 per cent. San Francisco, Dee. 18. The Bellingham Bay Coal Company of Washington Territory, failing to suppress the fires in their mines, were compelled to turn the tide watewip upou them, which had the desir ed effect.'' Heavy storms have been prevailing in tlig northern part of the State. Five feet of snow is reported to have fallen on Scott mountain, stopping all travel. The Hale & Norcross Mining Company yes terday declared an extra dividend of $200 per foot. San Francisco,‘Dec. 20. Gov. B. C. McCormick visits San Francisco at the request of the citizens of Central Arizo na to confer with Generals McDowell and Halleck concerning the measures necessary to protect the people of that section from the con tinued murderous outrages by the Indians, and to keep open the post and military roads of that Territory. The Arizona Gazette of Dec. 0 says that Coi. MeGarry and Dr. McCormick had arrived at Fort Yuma. The Territorial Legislature had inemoralized Congress to repeal tne law givin,r territory iu Pali, Ute County, to the State of Nevada.. Col. Carter, the new Secretary of the Territory, appears to give universal satis faction. San Francisco, Dec. 21. The steamer Constitution sailed to-day for Panama with $1,061,800 in treasure, of which #870,00$ are for New York. Maj. Gen. McCook, U. S. Minister to the Sandwich Islands, is a passenger by her. He returns on account ol the feeble health of his wife. The steamer Pacific has arrived from Ore gon and reports encouragingly of the Mines, several new miniug districts having been dis \ covered. The storm last night culminated in a gale which has not been equalled since the memor able gale on New Years, in 1855. A number of casualties occurred among the shipping in the harbor. Telegrams from Sacramento and Stockton state that quite a severe shock of an earth quake was experienced at :t o’clock this morn !n8j while in this city the vibration was scarce ly telt. The Weather. . . .. ,Bosto*. Dec. 21,7 A. M. Clear anu still; thermometer 2 above. „„ . , Halifax, N. S„ Dec. 21. w ind north and fresh; clear; thermometer 8 below. Concord, N. H., Dec. 21. Thermometer here at 7 o’clock 20 deg. below zero; at Littleton 27 deg. below; and at Fran conia 29 deg. below. Bangor, Dec. 21. Clear and cold; wind northwest; thermom eter 12 deg. below. , , Calais, Dee. 21. " md west and fresh; weather clear and cold; thermometer 10 deg. below. . St. John, N. B., Dee. 21,11 A. M. Wind northwest and light; thermometer 5 deg. below. New Haven, Conn., Dec. 21. The weather to-day is extremely cold, the thermometer being 4 deg. below zero. Ottawa, Canada, Dec. 21. The weather last night was intensely cold.— The thermometer this morning was 15 deg. lie low zero. Weather bright and clear to-day. A umber Fmiinn Sentenced ta be Hang. Sweetseury, Can., Doc. 21. Madden’s trial was continued to-day. Mr. Ramsey addressed the jury for the arosecutioli after which Judge Johnson c harged the jury to' determine whether the prisoner was, on the ‘Hh or Jone, present with intent to levy war. The jury retired at 12.30. Thomas Smith was thou placed on trial The jury returned at 1.30 with a verdict of guilty. Madden was then sentenced to be han* ed on the 15th of February. The prisoner ex hibited only a defiant smile. The testimony in the case of Smith was sub stantially the same as that against Madden, lhe jury retired, and failing to agree were lock ed up and the court adjourned. The 1 acht Race—Terrible Storm. . „ * . New York, Dec. 21. t. 1 age, of the ship American Congress arrived here to-day from London, re ports having seen what he supposed was one J* 1the ocean yachts, at daybreak on the 15th, 125 miles east ot George’s Shoals, lying to un der balance, reefed mainsails and jib, and head ing to the eastward. The wind being east northeast, a terrific gale was blowing and a heavy snow storm in progress. The ship was going at the rate of ten knots an hour and passed within two ships length of the yacht, but could not make out her signal. A fearful storm had been prevailing on the ocean for two weeks. From Trial. _ _ . Galveston, Dec. 21. Capt. Craig, the Freedman’s Bureau Ageut of Guadaloupe County, who was imprisoned by the civil authorities, was released by the U. S. Cavalry who surrounded the prison and de manded his release. The (sheriff complied anil lie is now dischargiog his duties with a guard of the 17th lutantry. Capt. Richards, formerly of the 12th Illinois Cavalry, was murdered on the 19th. lhe City Council ol Galveston have passed a resolution inviting the Vice President and Congressional delegation to visit the city and partake of its hospitalities. Kebuilding of Nassau, If. P. Nassau, N. P., Nov. 24. In Nassau the work oi rebuilding continues, the arrival of carpenters from New York hav ing given an additional impetus to the resident workingmen. The ruins of the Trinity Wes leyan Chapel are bei ng cleared away. Several extensive warehouses are also being rapidly pushed to completion. Failure of Ken. Sherman's mission. New Orleans, Dec. 20. Lieut. Gen. Sherman arrived here this even ing from Brownsville, his mission having proved a failure because of the refusal of the Imperial authorities to grant him a pass across their lines to reach Chihuahua. Tire Constitutional Amendment. New York, Dec. 21. Ihe Herald s Richmond dispatch says every day evinces a growing disposition on the part ol the people of Virginia to adopt the Consti tutional Amendment. FROM EUROPE NEWS B IT THE CABLE. Paris, Dec. 20.—•Since the message of Presi dent Johnson to Congress was recived here in full by steamer, it has had a better effect upon public opinion than the "meagre and imperfect synopsis which was previously received by tel egraph. * The Budget of M. Fould, the French Minis ter of Finance, shows that the revenues and expenditures of France are in a state of equi librium, and declares that the proposed scheme for the reorganization of the army will involve no increase of taxes, -hut Mill prove a fresh guarantee of- peace for the future. It is reported that M. Fould has loaned 90, 000,000 of francs to the government of Spain. Pesth, Dec. 19.—The upper house of the Hun farian Diet has agreed to the address to the !i iperor of Austria recently adopted by the lower chamber. Pesth, Dec. 20.—In the Hungarian Diet to day, Mr. Favernicus announced that the Em peror had resolved to restore the constitution to Hungary. DiiaiaicM Notices. True Merit Appreciated.—Brown’s Bron chial Troches” huve been before tho public many years. Each year finds the Trotdies in some new, distant localities, in various parts of the world. Be ing an article of true merit, when once need, the val ue of the Troches is appreciated, and they are kept always at hand, to be used as occasions require. For Coughs, Colds and Throat Diseases, the Troches have proved their efficacy. dec£2-eodlw&w Brilliancy of complexion is desirable in a lady and for the preservation of it Burnett’s “Kalliston* Is guaranteed to he a most powerful auxiliary. In humation from sunburn, and the dryness caused by the wind and air is remedied by its application. It softens the skin and is admirably adapted to gentle

men’s use after shaving. It is sold everywhere. dec23—lawly PORTLAND AND VICINITY. Af«*w Adveriiaementa T«-Dar. ENTKtfTAINMENT COLUMN. | Sleinrf, Ride—N. ft Femald. Annual Annlvetetry—Free Baptist Sabbath School. NEW AtlVKHTIHEUENT COLUMN. Blankets—Eastman Brothers. Steamboat Notice—A. Somerby. Curo for Intern tierance. Removal—Heald brothers. Stationery—S. H.'Colesworthy. Blankets—P. M. Frost. Oysters—H. Kreeman & Co. Kid Oloves—F. M. Frost. Removal—U. A Pension Agency. Paper Collars, JOc.—Lewis Toppan. Great Fall in Fun—Shaw Brothers. Flour—Chose Brothers. Grand Opi ning—New Drag Store. Holiday Giit*-< sharles Oustis <ft Co. Paints and Oil Cheap-,T. W. Perkins & Co. To Loan—$:iooo or $4000. ■HUgioiu nr oticen. Nkw Jkhusalbm Church.—The services of the New Jerusalem Society will be held as usual in Park Street Church to-ipsrri.w afternoon at 3 o’clock. Text of Seriuon: “ Behold the Man." Ecce. Homo. ,oW'ilL1,9T?!< Ca*pEL.—Sabbath School to-morrow (Sunday) Rawi at, WiUlston Chapel, Danforth Jovnlk5 *S2i*JkPray^1 meetinK in the evening at 2 o clock. SeattAtoe. All are invited to attend. JATr* „St»e*T Chuuch. - Rev. George M. Ad -Portsmojth, will preach ah-State Street Church to-morrowmorning. ..^tt^utual Association.—Meeting to consider £<tj!ut;1rf an|i ®Wi)fations to ourselves and each other to be performed lo insure true happiness, at Temper ance HaU to-morrow at 10* o’clock a! M. Trince speaking at 2 P. M. All are invited. First Parish Churuh.—Rev. Samuel B. Web Newport, E. I., will preach at the First Par PMUrCh to'mwrow' Vesper service at 7 o’clock West Conoheoational Church. -The fourth ft"™0111 * Hebrew Pilgrimage,” wiU be given at toe West Congregational Church to-morrow (Sunday) b/ to* Fastor, Rev. Geo. A. Tewksbury.— Wildcrness’om*“Ilce at 7 o’clock. Subject-” The Washingtonians.—The Sunday evening Temper uice Meeting, hoblen in the Sons of Temperance Hall, Congress Street, will be addressed by the Rev. E. c! Bolles, and others. All interested are iuvited. Ser vices at seven o’clock. Strbet Churuh.—Services to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon and evening, at the usual hours. All interested are invited. TUI! COrltTN. SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. CRIMINAL 'TERM.—TAPLEy J, PRESIDING. Friday,—In the case of State vs. Mary Ann Clark & als., toe evidenpe was all put in and the Court ad journed to 10 o'clock Saturday, at which time Mr. S. C. Stront will commence his argument for the de fense. MUNICIPAL COURT. JUDGE KINGSBURY PRESIDING. Friday.—Walter G. Johnson, George W. Truudy and Edward D. Knight, toe prisoneo who commit ted toe robbery In the house of Mr. William, in Pow ual, on Sunday, toe 9th inst., were brought up. They pleaded not guilty and waived an examination. In default of bail in toe sum of *1000 each, for their ap pearance at toe March term of toe Supreme Judicial Court, they were Committed to jail. Ephraim Gamn»n and Michael Hawley, on search snd seizure processes, paid 22.26 each. John Flaherty was brought up on a search and seizure process, bftt there being an iiitbrmality in toe warrant, he was discharged. Tile ease of John Bradley, search and seizure, was continued to Saturday, 29th. ('•Vnaer'i Inquest. The inquest held upon the body of Johu Driscoll, who died from the effect of a pistol shot, from Police officer Porter, was concluded yesterday afternoon. It will be seen, by the verdict, that tin.-jury unanimously exhonora. ted the officer. The following is the verdict:_ That said John Driscoll came to his death Dec. 1‘lth 186t!, at the County Jail in Portland! from the effects of a pistol shot wound, inflict ed upon him by John Porter, a policeman, on themghtot theffithof Nov., 1806. That said Porter was in the lawlul discharge of his duty • that lie was violently set upon and assaulted 5? the deceased and another persou named Mc Cann, with dangerous weapons; and that he hred upou said deceased in self-defence and with the intent to disable said Drisooll without kilh ug him. A ml that we fully exqnorate said Porter from all Marne. That said wound was not considered .dangerous for some days after ward; but, that through a ijgmutflcistanfling between bis physicians, said ffSfeased was left for several days without proper medical attend ance, at the time when it was possible Unit such attendance might have saved his life. As the verdict refers to a misunderstanding between the physicians, by which Driscoll was left for some days without medical attendance, we inquired into the affair and was informed that after he was committed to jail he was at tended by Dr. Foster, the County physician.— Being desirous that another physician should be called, Dr. Fitch was summoned and visit ed the jail, examined the wounds and express ed his opinion that there was no danger at the time. Dr. Fitch did not consider himself as Driscoll’s physician, but only called in for con sultation, and therefore did not attend to him any further. Dr. Foster, learning that Dr. Fitch had been called, declined or did not visit him again, and thus he was left without medi cal aid. We are further informed that Driscoll said he would not have Dr. Foster any longer. During the time he was without a physician the wound in his thigh maturated, and so cor rupted a portion of the thigh as to destroy a leading artery, which caused the death, after an operation had been performed by the advice nt Dr. Tewksbury aud another surgeon who were called in. There is blame somewhere that Driscoll was not constantly furnished with medical aid, but it does not rest upon Dr. Fitch who was only called by request of Driscoll for consultation at the time. Messrs. Lowell & Benter.—This well known firm, whose extensive establishment was destroyed by the 4th of July fire, have taken the store No. 301, in Brown’s beautiful block, corner of Congress and Brown streets, which has been fitted up with great taste, and stocked with a large and valuable assortment of watches, jewelry and fancy goods which they now offer to the public. At this estab lishment, their accomplished saleswoman, Miss Martin, who has been with this firm for many years, will be found ready and willing to dis play the valuable articles contained in the show cases and on the shelves. The same firm continue the business of nau tical instruments, chronometers, watches and optical goods, in the new store under the Cum berland National Bank, on Exchango street— the samo spot on which their former store was. Christmas.—As a large portion of the pres ents intended for Christinas will be bought to day, we wish to suggest to those who intend to bestow gifts, that they cast their eyes over the advertising columns of this paper where they will find that arrangements have been made to supply every conceivable article wanted either in dry goods, jewelry, books, toys, Bewing ma chines, fancy articles, skates, sleds, &c., &c.— By just referring to the various advertisements much trouble will be saved and yon will know just whereto go, and can make your purchases in less than half the time it will take if you do not refer to the advertisements. Railway Traffic.—The following are the receipts of the Grand Trunk Railway for the week ending I>ec. 15th, 18C6: '. Passengers.$42,993 00 Express Freight, Mails ami Sundries,. 5,500 00 Freight and Live Stock,. .. 79,34s 00 Total.^...$ 127,838 00 Corresponding week last year,. 128,714 00 Decrease,. $876 00 JOSEPH HICKSON, Secretary and Treasurer In the early settlement of our country the greatest anxiety was, how onr people could get enough of good wholesome food. Now the manner of living has changed, so that many people really snffer, and enough of every kind around them. Why is this? It iH because their food distresses them. Buy one bottle of Main's Elderberry Wine and you will get relief. Then buy a case. dec4tf Dedication.—The new Catholic Chapel, erected since the great fire, will he dedicated to-morrow, services commencing at half past 10 o’clock. Rt. Rev. Bishop Williams of Bos ton will preach the dedication sermon. 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 Portland Society of Natural •■■story. The annual meeting of this Society was held NV ednesday, Dec. 10, at the Common Council Room, Old City Hall. The report ot the l’rea dent, Dr. Wm. Wood, was read, detailing the work done by the Society during the year 18430, and entering largely into the statement of their losses and prospects. This paper was rendered more interesting by the incorporation of the report of the Special Curator, Mr. E. S. Morse, giving a full account of the condition of the museum, its arrangement, &c., as it was at time oi the lire. The annual report of the Treasurer, which followed, exhibiied the Soci ety as in possession of about $5,000, the rem nants of its property after the sale of its laud, and payment of its mortgage debt. After acceptance of these reports, tlie follow ing board of officers for 1867 were elected: ^r' Win. Wood; Vice-President, E. C. Bolles■ Secretary, E. C. Bolles; Treasur er, Edward Gould; Librarian, Dr. Win. Wood; Cabinet Keeper, C. B. Puller; Associate Man E. Spring. John Neal, E. H. El well, T. C. Hersey, W. S. Dana, S. b. Beckett, A. P. Stone. A statement was made by the Secretary of the present condition of the Cabinet, and the following list of donations received since the fire from abroad, was presented; Dr. E. Miohener, Avondale, Pa., $20; Dr. J. DeLaski, W. Falmouth, Me., $20; Prof. H. A. Ward.KiKhester, N. Y.,$5; J. fc Thomson, New Bedford, Mass., 75 species land shel s; C. A. Wairen, Philadelphia, fine specimen of Cry lite from Ivigtut; Dr. E. W. Hubbard, Totten villc, Staten Mand, 34 species land shells; Dr. • Prescott, Concord, N. H., 3 kess minerals, 32 species land and F. W. shells; 40 pairs OU vas from Zanzibar; 25 species l)nios; 4 species Columbellse; Botanical specimens: Geological specimens of historic interest; assortment of Continental money: original papers; photo graph. A. Brown, Princeton, N. J. 214 species land shells. Smithsonian Institution, 100 copies “Direc tions for Collecting Objects of Nataral Histo ry, 100 copies “Directions for Collecting Nests and Eggs oi American Birds, to be used in con nection with a proposed circular in (he State of Maine for local collections. Mr. S. B. Beckett was desired by vote to take measures to secure a proper room for the Soci ety, and to ascertain the expense of temporary fittings. The usual assessment of $2 was laid on each member for 18G7. The subject of securing State aid was dis cussed, aud Hon. S. E. Spring, Lewis Pierce, and JudgeHoward were chosen a committee. A series of resolutions on the recent death of Dr. A, A. Gould, were passed, and several new members were nominated by C., B. Fuller, when tlie Society adjourned. E. C. Bolles, Secretary. Mrs. fancy IVIcEidlun* This estimable lady, who died ou the 21st inst., was the. youngest of the thirteen children of our revolutionary veteran Col. John Waite, and was born in Portland July 17tli, 1783. Her father, after filling many offices with honor aud fidelity, one of which was that of High Sheriff of the county, occupied by him for uearly thirty-four years, from 1776 to 1809, died iu 1820, at the venerable age of eighty-eight years. Mrs. McLellan was the last survivor of his children, and she bore her abcnmulated years with all the vigor aud tenacity which characterized her father’s constitution. She was of a cheerful and happy temperament, gay aud buoyaut of spirits. .She enlivened the cir cles which she frequeuted by her vivacity and constant good humor, which made her presence a benediction. Her loss will be severely fclt by those who have bad the privilege of enjoying her society iu the unrestricted intercourse of social life. She early married Capt. Samuelj K. McLel lan, son of Capt. Arthur McLellan, of this city, who died in 1821, at the age ol 5^, leaving a family, which his widow etrefrilly liaised. She made le i. Umuu tU* aceuu of.domeati».-comfbrt and happiness. One son and two daughters survive her «ho will never cease to carry with them deep impressions of a mothei’s faithful ness and devotion to their highest interest and of a warm maternal affection. The whole of Mrs. McLellan’s lengthened years was spent in Portland, her birth, her ed ucation, her marriage and now her death in her native city, consummates a life-adorned by kind acts and Christian virtuos. LabcenY and Arrest.—William H. Glenn, who was arrested a short time since by officer Gerts on suspicion of having stolen some to bacco and who was let off from an overseer's warrant on his promise to leave the city, was again arrested Thursday night, at the theatre, for larceny of a pair of rubber boots from the store of Walsh & Co. Officer Gerts recovered the boots from the place where Glenn had sold them. Glenn also acknowledged that he stole a valuable robe from Mr. David Averill, a short time since. He is about 20 years old and it is supposed is connected with a gang of petty thieves in this city. He was committed for an examination which will come off at the Muni cipal Court this morning. Temperance Convention.—A call has been iss led for a grand mass temperance convention to assemble at Bridgton Centre, on Wednes day, Dec. 2Gth. The call is numerously signed by the leading citizens of Bridgton, Naples, Se hago, and the adjoining towns. Let all neighboring towns interested send a large delegation. Several distinguished speakers from Port land and elsewhere will address the meeting. The sessi .n will commence in the afternoon at one o’clock, and continue through the evening. Personal.— A Washington corresponpent states that Col. John Marshall Brown, of this city, was married Tuesday evening to Miss Carroll, daughter of the late Mr. Carroll, Clerk of the Supreme Court, and sister to General Carroll and Mrs. General Griffin. A magnifi cent reception was held at the residence of the bride, which was attended by a large gathering of the most distinguished people of Washing ton. The newly married pair will sail to-day from New York, for a sojourn in Europe of some months. New Drug Store.—Messrs. Sohlotterbec k & Co. have taken the store No. 303 Congress street—the middle one of Brown’s fine block— which has been fitted up in grand style, where they will carry on the business of Apothecaries and Chemists. They have, also, a fine assort ment of fancy articles and artists materials. A look into this magnificent fitted up establish ment will satisfy any one that it Is a credit to the city. Back Again.—Our friend S. H. Colesworthy is back again on the old spot on Exchange street, in a much more handsome and capa cious stij^e than the one destroyed by fire. On Monday, just in season for Christmas, he will offer to the public his large and varied assort ment of hooks, stationery, fancy articles, &c. The Weather.—In this city at sunrise Fri day morning, the mercury stood at 4 to 6 degrees below zero according to localities. At Saco it was 18, and at Kennebunk 16 degrees below zero. E. M. Patten & Co., will sell at auction to day a lot of furniture, dry goods, 4c. Also one double and one single sleigh. The large lot of kid gloves advertised by P. M. Frost, are ranch less than former priees.and the ladies would do well to make a note of it. and eall before purchasing elsewhere. Attention is called to the sale of horses, valuable robes, 4c., at auction to-day by Henry Bailey & Son, at the City Hotel Stables, Oreen Street. Shaw Brothers, nearly opposite the Preble House, are offering a splendid lot of Furs at exceedingly low rates. See advertisement. New and Beautietti..—1Those globe watc*1 stands, for sale at Davis 4 Co.’s. Havana Oranges tor sale at Perkins’ Candy Store. decliMt mercantile I.ibrarr This always popular cour.# of lectures was opened last evening iu thu luost ;fcU9pi :ioU!. manner, by that earnest and eloquent English reformer, Henry Vincent, Esq. His subject was “The Late Aniericau Conflict, aud the Frieuds and Enemies of America in England ” The speaker commenced by declaring that he did not propose to be guilty of the imperti nence ol meddling with those internal ques tions of party and policy which belong exclu sively to the people of this country; the point of view trom which alone he should presume to discuss the receut struggle was that of its bearing upon the public opinion of Europe, and more especially of England. Americans, he said, were apt to leel a degree of resentment at the manner in which their acts, their princi ples and their cause were misinterpreted iu England during the late war; he wished to show some of the reasous why a lull and hearty sympathy for them and their cause was impos sible in that country, except among the few. Chief among these reasons he found that in tense commercial spirit, that complete absorp tion in the business of money-anaking which had hardened the hearts and dulled the moral sense of the prosperous middle class. The be ltff in wages and in trade had seized upon the nation, and this ignoble faith had driven out to some degree the old English faith in the great doctrines of liberty and human rights. There was, moreover, a large and powerful class who did not wish succoss to the American people in their struggle. They dreaded the influence of Bepublicanjsin, and did not desire to see its influence extended, sincerely feeling that all tendencies iu that direction were tendencies to anarchy, and, moreover, they had little pleas ure in contemplating the growth of a power which might prove formidably hostile to some ot their own pretensions. The lecturer des cribed with much humor the manner in which this class of persons were accustom,si to speak of the dangerous tendencies of American in stitutions, and the horror they entertained of the condition of things which they aupposed to exist here. From this point he passed to speak of those who were our friends during the struggle- he alluded in the most eloquent manner to the character and services of such men as Cobden, Bright, Mill, Goldwin Smith, H ughes, Taylor and others, whose earnest and eloqnent cham pionship never failed us, and when he painted the sufferings and the noble e nduruace of those best and truest of our Wends, the heroic work ing men of Lancashire, he woke a thrill of ad miratiou and gratitude in the heart of every listener.. The whole address was full of eloquence, ear nestness and power; was characterized by a true liberality and generosity of spirit, and lighted up by frequent flashes of wit, and touches of genuine lgimor which w m the heart iest response from his audience. He paid a feeling and touching tribute to the lofty char acter, the rare sagacity aud the beautiful spirit ef Abraham Lincoln, and in conclusion ex pressed his fervent wish that England and America, one in lineage aud in language, should be one also in friendship and true brotherhood; that the Union Jack and the Stars and Stripes should float side by side in the van of the world's great inarch of progress, rivals only in the generous competition for a larger knowl edge, a fluer culture, a more heroic achieve ment, a higher civilization, and a purer wor ship of the common Father. The address, which occupied over an hour in delivery, was listened to with the closest atten tion, and was repeatedly interrupted by the most hearty demonstration of applause. Ho! for A Sleigh Ride.-That boat sleigh Enterprise made her trial trip on Tuesday af ternoon, and wa'prrmdnfleed sea worthy by all on board, aAfffs-now readflo be .IfcWsrt 3 Hr parties wishing her service. The Enterprise will make a trip this afternoon, leaving the head of State Street at 2 o’clock. For partien lars tee advertisement. Those elegant work boxos at Davis & Co.’s are just the thing for a Christmas present. Mohrt to loan. See advertisemqnt. THE STATE. —The Koekland Gazette came of age this week; it has completed its twenty-first year. The Farmington Chronicle learns that Prof. Wm. Smyth of Bowdoiu College will visit Franklin County the last of the present week for the purpose of soliciting subscrip tions lor the new Hall to be erected at Bruns wick to commemorate the names and deeds of Bowdoin men in the wa*. —The Brunswick Telegraph asks if ‘ the Bewiston Journal has yet ascertained of what manufacture was the oil which recently caused a death in that city? X)oes it know the manu facture of that which has just exploded in Leeds. \\ e have been unable to ascertain what oil it was that exploded, although those whose opinion is worth something in the premises, say it is Boston oil. A gentleman who has tested Boston oil states that, it is im pure, while a test of Portland kerosene shows it to be non-explosive. We trust people will stop buying Boston oil unless they are inclined to suicide.— Lewiston Journal. The Bangor Whig reports a case of atro cious malice which occurred at a bouse in that city the other day. While the cooking stove was in hill operation, an explosion took place which threw the pots, kettles, fire, hot water and ashes all over the kitchen, but lortunately without doing essential injury to any person. Upon examination a stick of the partly burn ed wood was found with a hole about three fourths of an inch in diameter bored into one end six or eight inches in depth—and this had undonbtedlp been filled with gunpowder. The police have the case in hand. The K as I port Sentinel says Mr. Kausom. revenue officer at Pembroke, seized a double team and a quantity of liquors and cigars at that place on Wednesday last. The team was owned at Milltown. —The Bangor Whig pronounces the plans adopted for the enlargement and improvement of the Custom House and Poet Office in that city, faulty in the extreme—very ill adapted to answer the wants of the community. —The Brunswick Telegraph says Gen. Whittlesey left that place on Wednesday to re port for duty, at Headquarters Freedmans Bu reau in Washington, as Inspector General on Gen. Howard’s staff. —The Oxford Democrat says tho store of Messrs. Davis & Foster, at Bethel Hill, was broken open on Thursday night, Oth inst., and hoots and clothing to the amount of $150, tak en. —A dispatch to the Bangor Whig, dated Newport, Me., Dec. 20, says: “A fire broke out in Newport about midnight, In a wooden building occupied by Watson Cook and Zen as Moore, and swept the buildings as far as Bridge Street, a distance of 40 rods. The loss is at present unknown. The insurance on one building owned by Cummins Oak» had expir ed but three days before. The Masonic Hall and furniture were destroyed. The fire is still burning, but it is hoped it will extend no fur ther. There is no fire engines in town.". A GALLAjfr Chaboe. - A Brownsville paper tells an amusing storv of a charge made by a cow upon the tbrtidcatioiiB of Matamoras.— Some wags of Cortinas' command caught the cow' and, dressing her up in a fantastic man ner, in raw hides, old tin pans and sheet iron, started her off at the top of her speed towards the city. With a noise like thunder she rushed madly to tho very ditch of tie works, when Satandos braves, thinking liv tho clatter a brigade of cavalry were charging the fort, fired a few shots, and deserting their guns, fled ingioriously to the town plaza. It was several hours before they could Iw led hack to the fort. Provided For.—In the Munic^ial Court in Boston, yesterday, John Abbott, sometimes known as “Long John,” on the charge of be ing a vagabond, with no visible mcao9 of sup port, was sentenced to fonr months in the House of Industry. John is thus provided with comfortable quarters during cola weath er, and will not lie obliged to loaf around the printing offices at night. KEUbioug, —Rev. Nathan Douglass a venerable clergy man, died in Bangor on the 16th inst. We h am from the Whig that Mr. D. was l>oro in New London, Ct, in 1787; graduated from Mid - dletmry College in 1813, studied for a time with Dr. Payson in tills city and graduated from Audover Seminary in 1816, in the same class with Darius Hyde, of Bolton, Ct., and Dr. Thomas Shepard, of Bristol, R. I., He was or > 'Oaid as Pastor of the Congregational church at d.’ Me >Nev- ®> 181«. and dismissed July ’ ” ’ illst:dled Pastor of the Congregational church at St. Albans, Me., June 12, 1833, and dismissed Feb. 24, IKla Since then he has re sided with a son in New Haven, (now in Edin bnrg, Scotland,) and more recently with his children in Bangor. —Rev. W. E. Armitage,formerly of Augusta, was on Thursday, 6th inst., consecrated Assis tant Bishop of Wisconsin, with imposing cere monies. Twelve Bishops and seventy clergy men were in attendance. —Rev. H. A. Shorey, ol the Congregational Society at East Orrington, has resigned his pastorate, the resignation to take effect on the 1st of March next. He intends to remove to one of the Western States. Rev. George W. Malcy, one of the pioneers of Methodism in Ohio, and years ago well known as a successful revivalist, died at Urba na, Ohio, Dec. 15. The Ellsworth American says that Rev. N. M. Butler has been secured to supply the pulpit ol the Baptist meeting house in that village, and will commence his labors on Sun day next. Rev. C. G. Porter goes to Cam den. —Rev. Geo. T. Day, who was two years ago elected Professor in Bates College, Lewiston, and who has since made tl'ie tour of Europe, Egypt and Palestine,and has been expecting to enter on the duties of his professorship next Spring, has just accepted the position of Edi tor ol the Morning Star, made vacant by the death of Wm. Burr, and accordingly declines I the ehair in the college. a convention oi the various “Evan gelical” churches of Massachusetts has been in session in Boston during tho week. The topics discussed were of a practi cal nature, looking to the securing of move concerted, well directed efforts to reach tho masses who, from various causes, are now ha bitually neglecters of the church, the Sabbath School and of all the means of grace, than have ever before been adopted. -—Rev. O. C. Parker, of Waterbury, Vt., lias been elected by tue trustees of Gorham Sem inary to fill the place of tho present Principal, Rev. Leonard Tonney, compelled to resign on account of ill health. —The Methodist Church Organization South, has ceased to exist, the name having been changed to that of the Methodist Episco pal Church. —Tlie London Spectator has this announce ments Professor Dp Morgan, one of the great est living mathematicians, and certainly far the ablest thinker and teacher on the logic of mathematics, has resigned his chair in tho University College, London, in consequence ot the recent^deeisiou arrived at by tho council ot that body to reject Professor Martiueau’s can didature for the chair of intellectual philoso phy and logic, on the ground of his denomina tional reputation.” —The parish church of Lutterworth, where for many years John Wycliffe, “tho morning star of the Reformation,” rehearsed the Word ot Life, has been permitted to fall into decay. The weekly services of tbo chnrch are now conducted in the little Town Hall. The edi fice in which the venerable priest boldly at tacked tho errors of his church and of the age, and wherein he promulgated the doctrine that 'he people had u right to read the Word of God lor themselves, is m w to be restored, if the money required for the purpose can be raised. —Rev. Father Kenny, a Roman Catholic Priest, of Dubuque, has announced his con version to the Protestant faith. Httenl Publication*. New Books crowd upon us iu suoii numbers that we have neither space nor time to give them the attention which they really deserve. The approach of the holiday season has brought out au immense list of gift hooks of all de scriptions, and tho novel writers also seem to have been unusually busy of late. From Hurd & Houghton, New York, we have “Out of Town, a Rural Episode," by Barry Gray, in which the genial author of “Matrimo nial Infelicities,” relates very humorously tho resnlt of his experiment of living in the coun try. The quiet drollery, and the delicate irony rather insinuated than expressed, which char acterise this writer, are conspicuous in the pres ent volume, aud will doubtless make it as pop ular as its predecessors have been. (Davis Brothers have it). Lee & Shepard, Boston, publish "The Way of the World,” a novel, by William T. Adams, who under the pseudonyme of “Oliver Optic,” has produced several popular books for youth ful readers. Oliver Optic writes well for boys, but we cannot say that his more ambitious ven tures iu the domain of grown-up fiction have been eminently successful. The plot of the present story is disagreeable, and its evolution clumsy; the characters are not sharply out lined, and the incidents arc, to say the least, highly improbable. The extreme popularity ot the author, however, will be sure to secure for it a great number of readers, and probably of admirers also. (It is for sale by Short & Lor ing, also by C. R. Chisholm & Brother.) T. B. Peterson and Brothers, Philadelphia, have just issued “The Bride of Llewellyn," by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth, author of a long list of romances which have been very popular with the admirers of sensation literature.— Like Miss Braddou and Mrs. Henry Wood, Mrs. Southworth deals in the startling, the ex travagant and the improbable. Murders, biga mies, elopements, forgeries and midnight as sassinations arc as common in her books as breaklast and dinner. The present story ex hibits the same characteristics, and with tho large class of readers who admire this highly seasoned style of fiction it is sure to be a favor ite. (For sale by C. R. Chisholm & Brothers.) From Lee & Shepard, Boston, we have a little book entitled “First Lessons in Reading,” prepared by Richard Soule and William A. Wheeler, the respective associate editors of Worcester’s and Webster’s dictionaries. It is the first of a scries designed to introduce a new method of teaching the reading of Eng lish, a method by which the ea* is trained to discriminate the elementary sounds of words, and the eye to recognize the signs used for these sounds in the established orthography. Teachers will do well to examine it. (For sale by Short & Loring.) Heavy Confiscation—A Washington dis Jlatch states that a case of confiscation, to a arge amount, under the revenue law s, has re cently ocoured at Cleveland. Between 40,000 and 00,000 pounds of steel carriage springs ot excellent quality, manufactured in Canada, had been shipped to the United States in under valuation, emlv about half the original eost be ing placed upon them as their real value, under the revenue laws, and tho entire lot was thus forfeited to the government, and cannot fall much short of O'tO.OOO.in value. It is stated that then- is a large manufactory in Cauada. through whose instrumentality it is propsed to under-sell the- American manufacturers bje exporting in nuder-valnation, and there is no doubt that this species of fraud to a large ex tent has been carried on for some time. Every Saturiiat tor December 29th con cludes the first year and the second volums and contains a title-page and index for tho?* wishing to bind up their sets. The number contains no less than four selections from the Christmas numbers of the London periodicals, incldfilng stories by Mary Hewitt and Shirlev Brooks, and a poem by Miss Mulock. —Mr. Hepworth Dixon’s new work, the title of which is “New America” will be published in London on the first of January.