Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, December 24, 1866, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated December 24, 1866 Page 1
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P ND DAILY PRESS blltTied Junr ?,?, ISfi'l. f'o/. " i>/ iii'rr , »t r, -===== -- _ PORTLAND, MON DAI MORNING, DECEMBER 24, 1866. ' Term. - — ------- ’ *erm# Etyht Dollarhper annum, in adva nce. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published fc»ery day, (Sunday aacepleifcl at No. 1 Printers’ Exchange, Commercial Street, Portland, by N. A. Poster, Proprietor. Terms: —Eight Dollars a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the ante place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, n variably in advance. Rates of Advebumiig.—One inch oi space,in eugtli oi column, constitutes t “square.” $1.50 per square daily first week ; 75 cent* per week alter; three insertions, or less, $1.00; eontiim ng every other day alter first week, 50 cents. Halt square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one week, $1.00; 50 cents per week alter. Under head of “Amusements,” $2.00per square per week; three insertions or less, $1.60. Special Notices,$1.25 per square lor the first in sertion, and 25 cents |»ei square lor each subsequent insertion. Advertisements inserted iu the “Maine State Press”(which lias a large circulation in every par ed'the State) for $1.00 per square for first Insertion* and 50 cents per square lor each subsequent inser t ion. H NTEKTAIN MEM’S. Christmas Entertainment ! The Sabbath School of the i:hestnut st. n. e. church, will given Cli ristmas Entertaimnen t IN THE CHlIIICH, - ON - Tuesday Evening, Dec. 25th. The exercises will cousist ol Singing, Speaking by the Children, distribution of Presents, &c. Bjr~ Admission 26 cents; Children 10 cents. Doors oi>en at 7, exercise-* to commence at 71 o’clock. dee24d2t* Portland Theatre. Bidwell A Ui-owuc, l^e*M*e* A illHiiugcr*. Entire change of programme lor the Holidays! Monday a Tuesday eve’s, December 44lb mid 46th. ALSO ON Christinas Afternoon, at It o'clock, The great Sensation Drama of the COLLEEN HAWN! Dot,me Bidwell - - as the COLLEEN BAWN. S. E. Browne - - RK MYLESNACOPPALEEN. Children admitted to Matinee on Chrismas after noonlbr 15 Cenla. HP*See Daily Program meB. December 24. 2t lfo for a Sleigh Bide / THE pioprictor is now prepared with his BOAT SLEIGH “ENTERPRISE,” to carry parties in or out of the city at the shortest nolice. 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 fit teen cents; over ten twenty-five cents per hour. N. S. FERNALD. Portland, Dec 19th, 18CG. dc22dtf A Merry Christmas 1 The Free Baptist Sabbath School will ce1el>rate their ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY at the Church on Casco street, next TUESDAY EVE NING, (Christmas,) commencing at 7 o'clock. The exercises will consist ol Singing, Recitations, Tableaux, Dialogues, &c.. to conclude with a distri bution of presents from the Christinas frees. Tickets lor adults, 25 cts.; children, 15 cts; to l»e found at Coe & McCallar’s, 11 Market square, Flr/a H. Rand's, Congress street, G. W. Rich X, Co.’s, 173 j Fore street, and at the door. dec22d3t | CHRISTMAS Festival & Fair S riUIE Ladies ol‘ Central Church Society will hold 1 their annual Fair and I^evee In the VESTRY OF THEIR CHURCH, on Holiday and Tuesday Evenings, Dec 44th sad 45th, On which occasion they will otter for sale a large and choice assortment of FANCY and USEFUL ARTI CLES, suitable for Holiday Gittt nnd Home Um. A CHRISTMAS TREE, Post Office and an ANTI QUARIAN SUPPER, are some of the entertain ments to be presented on Monday Evening. On Tues day Evening, Rev Dr. Tctt will give an interesting Lecture in the Church, in addition to the above. Tickets—adults 25 cts; children 15cts;—for sale at Elliot & McCallar’s, Market Square, Wilson & Mil lett’s, Congress Street, and G. & C. L. Gallison’s, Gray St. dcZldlt FAIR AND LEVEE! THE LADIES OF THE New Methodist Church Will hold a Fair and Levee at . LINCOLN HALL, On Monday aud Tuesday Eve’ngrs, Dec* 4 4tli nuil 45th. The proceeds will go towards furnishing their new Church. $20*“ARTICLES FOR SALE. Refreshments, dfcc, willbe dispensed. Admission 25 cts—Children 15 cents. $y Tuesday Evening AN OLD FASHIONED APPLE DUMPLLN DINNER will be served up. Dec 20—(ltd j Mercantile Library Lectures. TIIE Fourteenth Annual Series of Public Lectures under the direction of (lie Mercantile Library As sociation w ill be delivered at MECHANICS’ HALL. The course will consist of Six Lectures, for which the following gentlemen have been engaged. Henry Vincent, Esq., Kcv. Cr. H. llepworfh, Rev. H. 91. dallnher, J. R. Gou&h, *>q., €w. W. Partin, Esq., Rev. E. IV, Chapin. The Opening Lecture will Vie delivered on Friday Evening, December 21»t, Fl envy Vincent, THE ELOQUENT ENGLISH REFORMER. Subject—“ Tlie Late American Conflict and the Friends and Enemies of America in England.*’ 93P* Tickets for the Course at $1.25 can be had at Davis Brothers, Fore Street; Shorf & Loring, corner Free and Center St. ; at Bailey Sc Noyes, at their new Store, Exchange Street, after Dee. 17. Each member is entitled to two tickets at $1 each, which can be bad at the Library Rooms on Lime St., second door from Federal St. Owing to the limltetl capacity of the Hall, members must, secure their tick ets by Wednesday, Dec. 19. The Library Rooms will be open every eveniug from 7 until 9 ; also Wednes day and Saturday afternoons. LECTURE COMMITTEE : E. COREY, C. E. JOSE, J. O. PROCTOIL C. H. FLING, M. B. <X)OLIDGK, J. Q, TWITOHELL, JAMES BAILEY, dec 14 dtt _ NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. EXTRA INDUCEMENTS —TO-* BOOK CANVASSEltS ! ONE of the liost selling Books ever ottered to the public is now ready. Twcalyfvc Thousand topics ordered in Four Mouths! Agents are selling from Twenty to Filly copies per week! One good, active Agent wuuled In every town in Maine and New Hampshire. For circulars, terms, &c., address HARTFORD PUBLISHING TO., Box ltKMI. PORTLAND, ME. dec24eod2w* Notice. WHE proprietors of Union Wharf Corjoration are JL hereby notified that there Annual meeting will be bolden at the counting-room of the Wharfinger, on eaid wharf, on the first TUESDAY, being the first day of .January, at 3 o’clock P. M., to act on the following ariUles, viz 1st. To chonw; a President. 2d. To choose a Clerk for tile ensuing year, and such other officers as may be deemed necessary. 3d. To recette and allow accounts against the cor poration. 4tli. To appropriate any funds necessary for repair ing the whari or lor other purposes; aJ to act on all matters which may 1« considered neces sary for the intcresis of the proprietors .JOSEPH H.’WHITF Clerk of Union Whai f OnrSi*,T/.n Portland, Do. . 24, 18CC. U„J House and Lot at Auction. ON Saturday, Dec. 22d. at 3 o'clock, r. M., I hHuII otter at public aiiclion. a one and a hall tor. wooden house on Willis street, the second house from the corner ol Willis and .Mon I real street*— This House is new«r- horoughiy, lailhlul y built— finished throughout—pleasantly located—in a good neighborhood—never neciipied—and lor this class house de .irable tor residence. Possession given im mediately. ,1. S. BAILEY. Auctioneer declSdtd The above sale is postponed to THURSDAY, 27tli ' M .T..S.BAILkYth’ NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. RTATEIWENT OF THE CONDITION - OE THE - AMERICAN Popular Life Insurance Company, OF NEW YORK, - ON THE - Fir.i Day of Drceabrr, A. D. IH6, As made to the Secretary of the Stale of Maine. Amount of Capital Stock, * 100,000 00 Amount of Capital Stock paid iu and 1 invested in U. S. securities, } $100,000 00 Amount &t Risk, 686 200 00 assets: Caali in Bank, *4,908 44 Premium Notes, g97 14 U. S. Stocks, par value $100,poo, market UttceFurnitnre. “ Amount due by Agents, 22|s78 71 Deferred Premiums, 01128 12 $146,046 04 liabilities: Due to Banks, $5,000 00 Net Assets, $141,04694 (Signed) T. S. LAMBERT, Vice-President. J. Piebpoot, Secretary. New Yoke, i State, City and County, [ Tlle!1J’t0r,"Iuall,v appeared before me (he above named T. S. Lambert, Vice-President, and J. Pler ^o^ Sefr?lary’.a?d ea<dl “d severally declared the wUhinstatement true, to the beet of their knowledge Sworn and subscribed before me at New York, in D 'lWS?te Sni1 Couuty’ ,llls fdth day of December, A. { L.s.! „ (Signed) w. H. MELIOK ( ) Notary Public, CUy and County of N. York. The attention of the Public Is called to tbe “ New Features" of Lite Insurance as made by tbe above Company. [See “ Circular.”) It is a new Company on a newplau. This Comna ny.will not allow any poljcv to lapse or be forfeited. Its Polioma are imoulestiLle alter death H wilt insure any on,. Ordinary and interior or impaired lives are tbe very onos that most ueed as 8U ranee. It will insure better than Ordinary lives by rating younger, thereby lowering the Premium * '9..lmpaIred * , Company wUl Insure by raungo dcr thus ratsiug the Premium. How loni is he to live l is the important question. * It uunties on the 5, 10 or 20 equal payment plan and ut any Uiue will give a “ paid-up IVilicy for what his payments justly entitle him.” This Company will allow the assured to pay week ly, monthly, quarterly, or annually. ' It does not restrict those insured' at ordinay rates, either in travel or in residence. * H Issues Endowment Policies “ in which the assur ed will, in addition, share iu all the Premiums paid by shorter lives." It is a fash Company, but will insure on the Part Note or all Note plan, If the party nnderstauds Its effects and prefers it, and will pay tlio insured what ever Dividend he requests, it the Premium is mails sufficiently large. It issues Annuities and Assnrance on Joint Lives. Clergymen suit resellers assured at net cost. Agents and Holiciters Wanted. Call or send lor “ Circular.” WM. Q. MERRILL, Agent, ,, „ “ud A tty for State of Maine. UF(jct-»,l t oni■■■ erriiiI Mircer. „ „ P. O. Box 1713. Medical Examiner, I Dr. S. C. GORDON. } dec24dtf To Contractors and Builders ! CtEALEp Proposals will bo received till TUES P.,,VAY- January 15th, 1867, 10 o’clock A. U„ fur building a Meeting-house tor the First Parish in Yar mouth, Me. . Plans specifications, elc., may be examined by cal ling on Budding Committee, at Yarmouth, during tlio brat two weeks from date herein; atler which time, until the opening ot said bids, tlio plans may bo seeu at the office of the Architect, Uto. M. lianliug, 21J Free street, Portland. ihc proposals may tie left with the Committee or Architect. The right lo reject any or all "bids” not ucemed satisfactory is hereby reserved. GILES LORING, ) A. L. LORING, | Building REUBEN PRINCE, l REUBEN MERRILL. I Committee. CHARLES H U MPHREV, Yarmouth, Dec. 24, 1860. ,12w CANADIAN -EXPRESS CO. The Canadian Express Company have Rrmotedtheir office from No. UH Fore street to NO. 90 EXCHANGE STREET, tlie stand occupied by them before the fire. _dlw COLO VTE A CO.’S, WINTER Recommended for Cfanpprd Bauds and for general Toil, , nse during Cold Weather. It may be obtained of nil druggists and fancy goods dealers. ^ SKilec24tofeblO S KATES! And POCKET CUTLERY at BAILEY’S Gun Store, dec24 » FREE STREET 9 d2w Wanted. A YOUNG man of color desires employment as' house servant, or out of doors work, taking care horses and as driver. Has been in Mr J. B Brown’s employ for four years past, and can give the best tes timonials as to character and capability. c^ivas‘',aWlyvoihf..0'licc °* d- BROWN & SONS, 27 Danforth Street. dc'4dlw» WM IIEATHMAN. For i'onghN, Cold* mid Connamption, lYr Jthe old and well known f EGETABLi; FEJTdWIOIVAiB'ir B ALSANI, approved and used by our oldest and most celebrated Physicians for tbrtv years past. Get the genuine. REED, CUTLER & CO., Druggists, dec24syd&w6m Boston, Proprietors. For Sale. rpHE brig ELMIRA, 174 tons old measurement, A well calculated fur the Coasting trade. Apply to YEATON & HALE. dec24d*w3w Found. ON Portland street, 22d hist., a PORTMONNAIE, ^.0,t!ta!!'“l,s.',n"ney aDd papers. Apply to W. H. tittttltlS, Real Estate Agent. dec24d3t# Blackwood’s Magazine is received from the office of the Leonard Scott Publishing Compa ny, 38 Walker street, New York. It contains an article on English politics, “What shall the Ministers do?” and one on American, “Three Presidents of the United States.” The key note of the last mentioned paper will he found in the following paragraph: By a remarkable coincidence, the greatest dangers and difficulties of the American Union have always befallen it during the incumbency of the Presidential office by men of humble origin, defective education and unpolished man ners, it has also happened that these men have belied the fears of the timid, and surpass ed the expectations of the hopeful, by the ex traordinary ability they displayed 'and the combined wisdom and uudacity with which they steered the ship ot State through difficul ties and dangers which might have overpow ered the statesmanship ot leaders wilh more cultivated minds and less resolute convictions. These men were Andrew Jackson, who began life fatherless and penniless, glad to do the meanest “chores" about a farm for bare subsist ence; Abraham Lincoln, a boatman and a split ter ot logs; and Andrew Johnson, a journey man tailor in a third-rate country town. Lever’s story of “Sir Brooke Fossbrooke” iB brought to a conclusion; “Nina Balatka” is continued; there is a pleasant paper on “His toric Portraits;” an article on Chinese affairs; a chapter of Cornelius O’Dowd, and some “Scraps of Verso Iroui a Tourist’s Journal,” continued from the May number. The New York Revenue Frauds.—A W ashington dispatch say s: The members of the Darling cummittee have partially concluded their labors in New York, frauds exceeding belief have been discovered. I lie J ohnson clubs are seriously implicated.— 1 be operations connected with raising money tor political purposes have come to light. Col nrwt°A0,01 uL""'*’ aud inspectors of whiskey Whiskey1 wassold fie‘TS- th,K parties. , Xi 7“ 11 ,!recly "1 the city for from $1.-0 to #1.7.1 per gallon, and some of the most respectable firms are engaged in the iiiuii trade. In the matter of compromise the f&t* developed show unheard of corruption Tri, understood that the frauds discovered in the Custom House are on a still grander scale than any mentioned above. The whole whiskey in terest of the country has been engaged in the attempt to remove Mr. Rollins. Accident on the Grand Trunk.-A freight train ran off the track near Berlin Falls Fri day afternoon,at the place where the train was •lumped on Thursday. Two cars were smash ed up. The laborers had just cleaned up and bagged a lot of oats which had been scattered by the tirst accident, when the runaway cars ran over the pile, scattering the oats again.— Two brakemen, named Ingersoll and Patrick were considerably injured by the accident of Thursday. LATEST NEWS BY TELBGHAPH TO THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. -»*—**■—‘—**---IiAf Momlay Morning, December’ 24, 1866. WASHINGTON. Investigation of (he Indian Bureau Contracts. 1 ssue of Fractional Currency. Conversion of ftrvrn Three-Tenth.. Notes. „„ _ „ Washington, Dec. 22. The House Committee on Indian Affairs yes terday and to-day were investigating the mat ter ot the recent contracts of the Indian Bu reau lor tile supply of goods. Representative Pike’s select committee to ex amine into the tacts attending the mirier of Union soldiers in South Carolina and the re cent discharge of persons convicted of crime, expect to leave here on Monday for Charles ton. Information has been received here of the passage of a law by the Legislature of North Carolina granting a general amnesty and par don to all officers and soldiers of the State of North Carolina orol the late Confederate States armies or of the United States, for offences w.mniitted against the laws of the State of North Carolina. The President has issued a proclamation de* Glaring Consular offices of the minor German States, swallowed up by Prussia in the recent war, will be n<Tlonger recognized, and exequa* turs are declared absolutely null and void.— This was duue, the President says, in accord ance with a request made by King William, of Prussia. The fc fates alluded to, are Hanover, Nassau, Hesse, Frankfort and others. Fractional currency shipped during the week ending to-day, amounted to $519,000, viz: to the Assistant Treasurer otNew York, $200 000; to New Orleans, $50,000; to the Uuite’d States depository at Louisville, $50,000; to na tional banks, $249,000. Amount of fractional currency received from the printers, during the past week, was $352,140, and amount redeem ed and destroyed at the Treasury Department was $428,300. Amount ot national bank cur rency issued during the week ending to-day was $199,030; making a total issued to date, $300,431,001. From this is to be deducted the currency returned, including worn out notes amounting to $2,123,432, leaving in actual cir eulatmu to date, $298,307,509. Securities held by the United States Treasurer in trust for na tional banks, as reported to-day, are as follows: bor circulating notes, $310,250;t»50; for deposits of public moneys, $38,933,950; receipts from this source to-day, were $48,813,412; making a bdafoimount for the week ending to-day, $293, Iteceipts of the internal revenue for Satur day, were, $488,131, and for the week $2,936, 5J4. The following regulations in relation to the endorsement of 7 3-10’s notes forwarded to the Treasury Department for conversion must be carefully observed: When the notes transmit ted for settlement were issued payable to or der, and are held and transmitted by the orig inal owner, they must be endorsed by them: “Pay the Secretary of the Treasury for the re demption,’ and bonds will issue in their names. \\ hen notes payable to order are held by other parties than the original owners, they must have the endorsement of the original owners in blank, aHd also be endorsed by the present owners: “Pay the Secretary of the treasury for redemption,” by the party for warding them. When notes are endorsed or transmitted by an attorney, administrator or executor, or other agents, they must be accom panied by the original or a duly certified copy or certificate of the authority under which he acts, and in all cases by a letter, stating the kind registered, or coupon, and the denomina tion of the bonds wanted in exchange. When registered bonds are ordered, parties should state at which ot the following places they wish the interest paid, viz: New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, New Orleans, Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati or Charleston. Express charges on 7 3-10’s notes forwarded for conver sion, inns t in all cases be prepaid. Bonds will he sent by express on return, free of expense. The new French Minister, M. Bertheny, has arrived here. latere .ting New* from the *>*.iar ('ml. New Yoke, Dec. 22. The Panama Star and Herald ol’the 13th says Admiral Dahlgreen took command ot the South Pacific Squadron on the 12th. The difficulties between the President of Bogota and tlio Catholic Arch Bishops have been amicably arranged. It is reported that preparations are making lor a revolution in Antirguia against Mosque-, ra, aiid an invasion of the Conca by that State is dreaded. The steamer from Australia with dates of Nov. 1st had arrived at Panama on the 6th. Commercial affairs were in a very unsatisfac tory condition. Several large houses and many small ones have failed, the liabilities amount ing m the aggregate to about half a million. Messrs. Williamson Brothers, an American house, doing business chiefly with Boston, Val paraiso and California, are among the number. The feeling was that the crisis had passed. There were prospects of an unusually good harvest. It is calculated that South Australia alone will this season have a surplus of over a hundred thousand tons of breadstuff's. Iu new South Wales the Legislature had passed a bill making public education less sec- 1 tanan, and extending the public school system into thinly populated districts. No tidings have ever been received of the ship on which Dan Setchel sailed from San Francisco for New South Wales. A large number of unemployed men have solicited the American Consul for free passages to America. The gold fields at Victoria continue very prosperous. The harvest prospects of Adelaide promise the largest yield had for years. Troubles with the natives in New Zealand had broken out afresh and have become quite serious. A fire at Christ Church Nov. 6th, had de stroyed property valued at £30,000. New York, Dec. 23. The Herald’s Rio Laneiro correspondence of November 25th says, three more ironclads had joined the Brazilian fleet. It is confidently reported that the Argentine Republic had refused the mediation of Bolivia and Chili. The Emperor of Brazil had freed 115 slaves at Santa Ciuj, belonging to the Government. The National Exhibition was still in pro gress. Recent advices received at Pauams, slate that a treaty ot alliance had been entered into between Paraguay and Bolivia, by which the latter joins in the war against Brazil. — PuniMbiuenl of Colored PcmoHN, Baltimore, Dec. 33. .Some ‘actiou will be shortly taken in the United Slates District Court in this city, In reference to the alleged disregard of the civil rights bill by Judge Magruder, of Anne Arun del County, in sentencing negroes convicted of larcency to be sold, in accordance with the provisions of the Maryland code, a provision which has not been repealed since Maryland became a free State. 'This law, authorizing the sale of negroes as a punishment for crime is in direct conflict with the civil rights bill, which makes the infliction of any punishment on the blacks other than that prescribed for whites convicted of the same crime punisha ble by fine and imprisonment. Conflict Between <hri»tiau* nnd Turks. rm tr ,„ . v New York, Dec. 2T *ie Herald s Athens, (Greece,) correspon dent of Nov. 29th, gives a report from Candia of the sanguinary conflict which took place be tween the Christians and Turks at the Convent ot Arcadian. The Christians barricaded even the cells ot the Convent, but the Turks having carried fhe place it was determined to fire the magazine in order to prevent its desecration. A Monk applied the match and a large number of Christians and Turks lost |their lives by the explosion. New York Urmia. T. . New York, Dec. 22. The steamer Ocean Queen, from Aspinwall to-day, brought $1,416,.is). Five distilleries were seized in this city yes terday. The revenue officers find that the re puted proprietors are mostly agents of weal thy capitalists. Most of the distilleries in this city and vicinity have ceased operations in consequence of the great vigilance of the rev enue officers. Kvidrncc against Hurran and JBoolh. ,, New York, Dec. 23. l lie Herald’s Montreal special dispatch says (wo detectives are in that city, hunting up evi .,?Ve''-:1!; Ur“st Surratt and Booth, in relation S„5i®Jr connection with the assassination of ', ''1™ Several prominent Soutli eins have offered to go to Washington to testi fy regarding his movements while in Canada. military Ommimi.n Oi,..|red and Pris onrrM DWhargcd. T. ...... _ Richmond, Va., Dec. 22 1 he .Military Commission in the case of Dr Watson, of Stoekliridge, was this day dissolv ed by order of President Johnson, and the pris oner discharged. The order was made upon the Supreme Court’s decision. FROM EUROPE NBW8 bv the cable. i he Case of the United Slates vs. Prioleau. Large Seizure of Arms and Ammunition. Battle between the Paraguayans and Bra zilians. MAXIMILIAN HELD A PRIS ONER. Pant, Dec. 21.—As a manifestation of the cordial relations between France and the Uni ted States, the farewell dinner of Mr. Bigelow was a very successful affair. Mr. Kellogg, in his speech on the occasion, declared that he was glad the traditional friendship between the two nations had been revived. . Some of the press of this city are very severe m their comments upou the message of Presi dent Johnson. London, Dec. 21.—The case of the United States versus Pnoleau, came up again before the Admiralty Court yesterday, wtan Mr. Ad ams refused to sanction the agreement recently entered into between the United States Con sul Mr. Morse, and the firm of Frazer, Tren holm & Co., the actuai defendants iu the case. Sir W.F. Wood granted the motion to dis charge Pnoleau’s sureties from their bonds to the amount of £20,000, but the court retained his recognizance. The time for the United States to auswer the questions filed with the cross suit was extended to Feb. 15, and if they do not answer then, the suit brought bv the United States will be discharged for want of prosecution. .■ TVe it01?1!?11 Telegraph says it knows posi tively that Stephens is still in foreign territory and that the government is fully aware of his movements, so that should he laud in auy part ot the Isles he would have little chance for mischief. The Telegraph also says that the reports that scores ot coffins have been buried in Ireland, tilled with the best breech-loaders, are wild hut incapable of immediate disproof. Dublin. Dec. 21.--Large seizures of arms and ammunition secreted for the use of the Feni ans, continue to he made by the police in vari ous quarters of Ireland. Berlin, Dec. 21.—The Prussian House of LM'uOes has passed a bill to incorporate Schleswig-Holstein with the Kiegdom ofPrus Paris, Bee. 21.—The Moniteur Du Soir says all the steps have been taken for the evacua tmn ot Mexico by the French troops in a body. ,.N)renc^ Dec. 21.—The national committee ot Borne have issued a proclamation advising triumph 6 awa** the hour of eertai^ The first conference for the arrangement of the relations between the Holy See and the Kingdom of Italy has been held. 21~Mr- Wright, the United ilfness M ter’19 recovering from his recent Bio Janeiro, Nov. 23, via London, Dec. 21.— Advices trom the seat of war up to Nov Oth have been received. On the 30th of October the 1 araguayans with ten battalions of infan try, supported by cavalry and artillery, during a heavy rain and dense fog, assaulted the same position they lost on the 18th of January but were repulsed, leaving 500 dead on the field. As the Brazilians were well protected by tlieir defenses, their loss was comparatively small. The United States gunboat Shamokin ob tained leave though under protest, to pass through the blockade, and lauded Mr Wash burne at Corupaita, after which she immedi ately returned. Both sides agreed on an ar mistice tor tins purpose. T. „ . , ., . London, Dec. 22. i The Fenian troubles in Ireland have entire ly abated, the Island is tranquil and confi dence has returned to the people. 1 ho Daily News of this morning, in an edi tonal says: Great Britain will certainly re quire the Spanish Government to justify the seizure of the British ship Tornado, lie News, after reciting the history of the case, wherein it appears that the Tornado sailed trom Liverpool September 27th, lor Callao, Peru, and when near that port was unlawfully seized by vessels of the Spanish navy, and her crew subjected to unusual aud cruel treatment, emphatically says, that Spain must apologise or indemnify. B It is reported on the Continent that the £ rench authorities in Mexico, seized the bag gage of the pseudo Maximilian, which had been carried to Vera Cruz. It was aUeged that among this baggage were secreted a number of private letters, which have a tendency to com promise the Emperor Napoleon with the Uni ted States Government. Maximilian haugh tily refused to give up the letters, when they were taken possession of as above stated, and he, himself, held prisoner. There is a rumor that another conspiracy, having for its object the destruction of the * lives of the ruling powers, and subversion of * u0jjj0^ Government, has boen discovered at Madrid. Danger has since been effectually guarded against. ^1*0 Congressional Committee. „ . New Orleans, Dec. 21. llie Congressional Committee arrived here today, with the exception of Boyer, of Penn, who is expected to-morrow. „„ _ New Orleans, Dec. 22. hi s!C<!,‘!:TS‘"nal Investigating Committee fr ier<ned<? cZ*IJ°n ‘hen investigation at the St. Louis Hotel. The Committee oom thlS mon,in? a‘ a" early hour. Subpoenas tor some witnesses have al 18fufd- £m01,e ‘hose examined to-day were Judges Warmouth and Howell. ni»hrC.°mi,mitU?ei. **" have to work day and night to have their report ready bv the on ening of Congress, Tlfe first examfnation f,f witnesses will be in regard to the riots, and subsequently with regard to the management °C *}“ Departments, and also the sentiments fa AIU who ara connect ed with the Commission are sworn to secre S?,erma? and Sheridan paid a short visit to the Committee this morning. Colored lira’ll Celebration. Fortress Monroe, Dec. 20. Arrangements are being made by the colored people oi Norfolk and Portsmouth for the cele bration ot the anniversary of the Emancipa tion Proclamation. A meeting was recently held at Norfolk, at which Mayor Ludlow, of that city, was invited to address the people. He said that while he doubted the expediency or propriety of e<de bratiug the day by meeting and procession, he would see that they were not molested. He did not believe there was any disposition on the part of the citizens to interfere with them, so long as they were orderly. The arrange ments embrace services in the church and a procession, and were completed at this meet *ng- _ _ _ Ml.nilamous Dispatches. Fortress Monroe, Dec. 22. The steamer Missouri, from New Orleans 12th iust., with flour and cotton for New York, arrived at Norfolk to-night. She experienced north-westerly gales, and broke her crank pin off Hatteras. Junction City, Kansas, Dec. 22. A shooting aff ray occurred at Ogden, Kan sas, yesterday. The City Marshal of Ogden was shot dead by a soldier of the 7th United States cavalry, and two soldiers of the 7th cavalry were shot in return by the citizens. Great Bobbery ia Philadelphia. _ Philadelphia, Dec. 22. The store of William G. Cochrane & Co 324 Walnut street, was broken into last night a brick fire-proot safe dug into, and railroad and Government securities carried off to the amount of over $200,000. Second Dispatch.—The robbery of Cochrane & Co. this morning will not prove as heavy as reported. It is now stated that the amount stolen reaches only $94,000, of which $50,000 were coupon bonds, and the rest in city sixes and other securities. Nail Against Craig. NashvIli.e, Tenn., Dec. 21. The proprietors of the Nashville Gazette are about to institute a suit against the United States and European News Association, laying their damages at $5,000, for the refusal oil the part of that Association to furnish it with tele graphic reports. A Bother Infernal machine. . , Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 23. The particulars of a hendish attcmptJto des

troy 1 lie by means of an infernal machine, at Youngstown, Ohio, made by one Wm. How arth, have just been made public. Howarth lias been arrested. From Havana. _ . New York, Dec. 22. Tile steamship Consca, from Havana the 15th, arrived early this morning. Business was very dull at Havana, and want of confi dence was felt. A panic was daily expected Another Fenian Sentenced to be Hnng. r . ,, . Swebtsbcry, Dec. 22. In the a eman trials to*day Torrence McDon* aid was found guilty and sentenced to be hang ed on the 15th of February, The jury failed to agree in the case of James Smith. Nevada Election. San Francisco. Dec. 21. Official returns from the Nevada election X've Blaisdell for Governor 1025 majority, and shley for Congress 850 majority. Mexico. ItlAXIiniLlAR STILL BKBIA1N* AT ORIZABA. Seizure of the Cuslrni House at Vera Cruz. NKW YflRK *>*l . Advice* from the 9i*Zi ltad£ tnThe^th lust, have been received by the steamer Merri mac, from Havana 18th iust. Maximilian was still at Orizaba. Opinions as to ms proclamation aunouucing his deter mination to remain were very conflicting. Some u .the Pre.33. consider it a semi-abdication, and others nail it as the commencement oi consti tutionalliberty,|and his proposition to create a national Congress is well received. Rumors are current in Havana that Maxi milian will be more firmly settled on his throne thau ever. Juarez is getting tired of the con test and is about to give his adhesion to Maxi milian. The commands of the three divisions of the Mexican army would be held by Mejia, Mira mon and Marguese respectively. The French and Imperialists had evacuated , n ~U1*> Auuas C alien to Seacatecas was already held by (Jen, Azna. The.evacuation of Mazatlan was rather hur ried by the French. Marshal Razaine attempt ed to communicate with the American Envoys, Sherman and Campbell, by telegraph, asking tb?y lia<i an^ ittskuettons to facilitate the 'Ffetich evacuation, and was answered that the French had got themselves into such a dif ficult position, and they might get out of it the best they could: and both declined decid edly to serve as mediators between the French and Mexicans. Mejia ami all the principal Imperial officers ignore Marshal Bazaine and his authority The French seized on the 13th the custom house at Vera Cruz, although the Imperial authorities made an energetic protest. T , , Washington, Dec. 28 Information bus been received here that on Nov.2llth, President Juarez was still at Chi huahua, but intended to leave on the 5th of December for Durango, and go thence to Zac atepas. his destination being San Luis Poto si, which is in central Mexico, and one hun dred and twenty leagues from the city of Mexico. ~ , New Orleans, Dec. 23. \ era Cruz dates of the 20tli were revived here to-night. The French had seized the custom house at Vera Cruz, aud earned off $200,000 oi the Imperial treaimre. Tli* French steamer Eu genie had left with $000,000, of which $400,000 belonged to the French government, and $200, 000 to citizens. ’ One thousand French troops had left for France. _ I.citer from the National Capital. ICfrreepoixlmce ttf' ike Pre»».] Washington, D. C., Dec. 20th 18<iG. A STRIKING CONTRAST. Since tlio present session begun, North Car olina has presented two illustrations which aptly exhibit the wide divergence between President and Congress. One of them crystallized its aspiration and purpose in the preparation of a bill designed to give the State a loyal and republican form of Government; the other came here with a re quest to the Executive to do-what? Why or der the revocation ot two military orders issu ed by General Sickles and the Preedmen’s Bureau, which were dictated by humauity and are in accordance with the spirit of the era.— Tue first of these orders prohibited the inflic tion ot corpora] punishment, which was made a penalty under the vagrant laws, or disguised slave code of the State, the second had rela tion to the wholesale apprenticeship of colored children, under pretence of their being orphans on account of parents inability to take care of them. These divergent purposes, these differing pleas, were rightly carried to the authorities who were in sympathy witli the spirit of eaeli The delegation however in charge of the effort and petition for the wheeling of the State into the line of a redeemed Union, was presented to the loyal Congress, through the mouth of lhaddeus Stevens, the "Great Commoner” whose hie long service for Liberty made him a fit advocate tor their important pleas. The other request was carried to Andrew Johnson. The "man at the other end of the avenue” with his violence, treachery,and trea son, was ju.-t the person to ask aid from, tor an object which when named carried back the WV. *? the barra,,<xm and the plantation. Air. Johnson ol course listened favorably.— How could a man do otherwise when his towns-people accuse him of abusing his own family, 1 state only what is common gossip at Greenville, as 1 personally know. Such a man may well haste to suspend orders, the execu tion ot which prevent the re-establishment of human bondage and the oppression of the poor and helpless,—Of course the plea is that these orders interfere with the civil Courts and so obstruct law. It is noticeable however that all changes ol tins character made by order ot Air. Johnson are always retrogressive in ac tiwn. TROUBLE IN MISSOURI. As the telegraph will inform you, Mr. Hen derson moved to-day a resolution of inquiry of the 1 resident as to orders sent—moving U. S. Troops to the interior of Missouri fur the sup pression ol disturbances against the wish of tne State Executive and without anv call hav ing been made by the State authorities. By a telegram of Gov. Fletcher sent to the Senator it appears that these troops have moved to Lexington, and by order of Gen. Grant. there may be serious difficulties grow out of this proceeding and so a little explanation may be of service. The character of the people and country are well known to your correspondent, as he had often to resist the self-same bush whackers whom Gov. Fletcher is endeavorin' to suppress. Lafayette, Cass, Clay, Jackson, anu r latte counties, have been the abiding places of border ruffians and bushwhackers ev er since the border troubles begun. Quantriil started from Lafayette county when he exe cuted the Lawreuce raid and massacre. Ever since the war closed there has been a chronic insurrection against all loyalty. The officials are little better than the bushwhackers. At last the Governor took the matter in hand and sent a regiment of militia to Lexington. Col. Montgomery who conunanded had a fight with the bushwhackers in the streets ot Lexington in which several were killed. He afterwards arrested the sheriff and several other officers tor aiding and abetting the outlaws. General Hancock it appears was not satisfied with the action oi the State authorities, so sent an aid to investigate. After ward lie appears to have sent troops to Lexington under orders from Gen. Grant, against the warm protest of the Governor. _ There can be no doubt that this ac tion is in direct violation of the Constitution, which allows of the use of troops to suppress domestic violence only after the request of the Legislature or of the Governor when the Legis lature is not in session. Gov. Fletcher's tele gram is very positive in tone. It is feared Han cock lias been imposed upon by the “My Poli cy” fellows, who infest that section. THE HOMESTEAD BILL FOB THE SOUTH. Mr. Julian will report by order of the Com mittee on Public Lands a bill requiring that all persons seeking Homesteads on the Public Lands in the Southern States shall be requir ed to swear that they have not borne arms against the Government; otherwise they are not to have the benefits of the law. A resolution of inquiry is pending also as to the conduct of receivers and registers of the Southern Land Offices, who are reported in Alabama at least to have hindered the settle ments of freedmen on the public lands thrown open last year to such settlements. CIVIL GOVERNMENTS FOB THE SOUTH. Mr. Lynch has the following preamble and resolution pending, when Congress reassem bles: Whereas, the overthrow of the armed forces of the rebellion, left the people ofVirginia. North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Ala bama, Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas “deprived of all civil government;” and whereas, the governments now existing In these States, established by the Pres ident of the United States, have no constitutional sanction, and, being basod upon disloyal constituen cies, are controlled and administered by the leaders of the rebellion in a spirit hostile to the National gov ernment and oppressive to the loyal citizens of the Unitod States. Therefore, Resolved, That it is the duty of Congress immediately to establish such governments over these States, as shall maintain the authority of the National government, suppress violence, establish or der, and protect all the inhabitants thereof in their layrfnl rights; to the end, that said States may as speedily as is consistent with the safety of the nation be restored to their farmer relations to the Union. Iiesolvtrl, That iu the formation of new Stilt** gov ernments lor those States, all loyal citizens luive a right to participate, amt should t»e protected in the exercise of such right by the national government” PERSOLAL. I notice your townsman Wm. W. Thomas Esq., m the city. That gentleman is looking well. He was in the Senate when the debate between Sumner and Wade took place and afterwards expressed his heartfelt sympathy with Mr. Sumner i views. 3 p 3 c*d is whispered that another gallant citizen of Portland is about to bow betore Hymen’s shnne, Chpt. John Carter Brown is expected to marry shortly Miss Carroll of Carrollton, Ind a scion of a most distinguished family. Mr. Lynch, your worthy representative ha8 been eon lined to his room for a conple of days past. Spectator. —Some of the Kennebec papersofDec. 14th arrived here yesterday after the remarkably quick passage of seven clays. But the Lewis ton Journal is ahead of that time. It gener ally makes the trip in two days.—Bangor Whig PORTLAND AND VICINITY. New *<lrertiwa»b Ta-Dar entebtainment COLUMN. Christmas Entertainment-Chestnut St. Church. Theatre—Billwell A Brown. NEW ADVERTISEMENT COLUMN. Statement of American Popular Life Ins. Co. Wanted—Situation. Skates—Bailey’s. For Coughs, Colds and Consumption. Notice—Union Wharf Company. For Sale—Brig Elmira. ' Found—PoTtmonnaie. Winter Soap—Colgate & Co. Extra Inducements to Book Canvassers To Contractors and Builders Auction Sale—.1. S. Bailey. Removal—Canadian Express Co. FOURTH PAGE. Advertised Letters—W. Davis. Bsliflaai Notices. i here will be Christmas Eve services at the First U~st Church, Congress Square, to-night at 7 »f^tt rm!i?’rn!HU ».cl,_^f!rvice8* may be exjiected at St. Luke s Church on Christmas Eve, Monday, at 7} o clock, and on Christmas Day at 10} o’clock. 3 the courts. SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. CRIMINAL TERM.—TAPLEV J, PRESIDING. Saturday.—John A. StoyeU, indicted tor enticing away au nnmarried female for the purpose ol prosti tution, was arraigned and pleaded not guilty. The case was opened to the Bret jury and continued on report. Messrs. Davis and Drummond, and H. L. Whitcomb counsel for defendant; N. Webb, County Attorney’ tor State. The second Jury was discharged from any further attendance. The case of State v. Mary Ann Clark A als., was argued by S. C. Strout, Esq., for defendants. Mr. Strout’s argument was an able one, occupying about four hours. Mr. Webb commenced the closing argu ment for the State soon after 3 o’clock, and occupied the time of the Court up to the adloununent. Court adjourned to two o’clock P. M. Monday, at which time the case will be given to the jury. MUNICIPAL COURT. JUDGE KINGSBURY PRESIDING. Saturday.—Margaret A. Best, on a search and seizure process, paid 22.26. William H. Glenn, for larceny of a pair of rubber boots from the store of Walsh & Co., was sentenced to 60 days imprisonment In the County Jail. Amos Chapman, for drunkenness and disturbance, paid a Bne of $3 and costs. De4iealiw *f the Catholic Chapel. The Catholic Chapel of the Immacnlate Conception W3S dedicated yesterday, with all the interesting services of that church. The house was filled, and among those present we noticed the Mayor of the city, Hon. A. W. H. Clapp, Miyor Bradbury and others. The rebuilding of the Chapel has been push ed forward with the greatest expedition. The fire on the 4th of July destroyed the old one and now, in less than six months time, a large’ and more convenient one has been erected twenty feet longer than the former one, and containing 130 slips, accommodating 650 per sons. The altar is richly finished and furnish ed. The choir occupy a niche on the right hand side of it, as you face it, and in the niche is placed a small but powerful organ, of beautilul tones, built expressly for the Chapel by Erbeu, of New York. On the opposite side is the Bishop’s throne. The altar is lighted with more than one hundred jets and candles which made a very brilliant display. The dedication services were performed by Bight Rev. D. W. Bacon, Bishop of the Dio cese. He was assisted during the ceremony by the very Rev. E. Muller, Vicar General of the Dioctse, as Assistant Priest, the Rev. E, Vet romile, of Biddetord, as Deacon, Rev. V. Mar chaud, of this city, as Sub-Deacon, and Rev. Mr. Luthy, of Lewiston. Rev. A. DeRose, Sec retary of the Bishop, was the Master of Cere monies on the occasion. The sermon was preached by the Right Rev. S. J. Williams Bishop of Boston. The services commenced by a procession formed at the altar, headed by the altar boys, twelve iu number, preceding the Bishop and lus Assistants, which marched to the outside of the house, where the ceremonies of sprinkling and blessing the walls were performed. The procession then marched through the aisles of the Chapel, the Bishop sprinkling the walls and blessing them. Then followed the impres sive services at the altar, the congregation all kneeling, the house being filled with the in cense with which the altar was blessed. At the conclusion of these services Bishop Williams, of Boston, read the portion of the gospel prescribed by the litany, and then deliv ered his discourse from a text from the 94th Psalm. Bishop Williams, in his discourse, sought to impress upon his hearers the reasons why their hearts should be glad to come again to a house of God, which had been erected chiefly through the zeal and indomitable effort of their chief pastor (Bishop Bscon). He described the pow er and attributes of God, and enforced the pre cept that to Him belonged the glory. Truth and charity were characteristics of the Catholic Church, and so long as the pastor is in full communion with the Catholic Cbnrches rfnd with the great head Pastor of the Church at Borne, it will be a church of Truth. It was Charity in the hearers of Truth to warm up their hearts, to hear and to do what is taught by the pastor. Other churches, he said, might cry out for intellect, but only in the CathoUc Church can you find the heart. Catholics once, they are Catholics forever. At the conclusion of the sermon the Sacra ment of the Eucharyst was performed by Bish op Bacon, preceded by the Offeratory. Bishop Bacon then delivered a short address in which he congratulated his congregation that in the short space of less than six months, of anxiety, truly, they were permitted to enter another temple erected to the glory of God and upon the same spot on which stood that which was destroyed. He said he should be wanting in what he considered a duty, if he did not take this occa. sion to say a few words in praise of those who had assisted them; and first of all, he would mention the worthy Chief Magistrate of the city, for the kindness exhibited by him in giv ing them accommodations for the erection of a temporary building where they were able to meet until the new one was erected, and per form their devotions. The Bishop said that when the infliction by fire fell upoir them, he informed his congrega tion that he would make no call upon them tor any contributions towards rebuilding, but would seek for aid out of the city; and to his brethren in the Episcopacy was he indebted for all the aid he had received in erecting the new Chapel. Whatever funds came irom them and passed through his hands was to be devoted to the rebuilding of the Chapel, and to that pur pose those lunds hod been faithfully applied. Among the foremost in this benevolent work was the youngest Bishop, he who had preached the discourse to-day. The Bishop closed his re marks by bestowing his blessing upon all who bad extended the hand of charity as well as those who had expressed the word of sympa thy. The music during the ceremony was of a high order. The choir consisted of a double quar tette composed of Miss Starbird aud Mrs. Wa terhouse, sopranos; Mrs. Dennett and Mrs. Small, contraltos; Mr. Morgan and Mr. How ard, tenors; Mr. Dennett and Mr. Thomas, bas so; led by Mr. Dennett. Mr. Libby presided at the organ with great acceptance. The mass performed was Farmer’s, in B flat. The Veni Creator, was admirably sung, by Mrs. Waterhouse; Miss Starbird sang the solo Quam Dilecta in beautiful style, her voice boing clear, sweet and strong. The hymn 0 Glorioso Dom ina was a grand performance, and the voices blended and rang through the Chapel finely. The services occupied about two hours, and were, throughout, solemn and impressive. This evening at quarter before 12 o'clock, High Mass will be performed in the Chapel, and Mozart’s Twelfth Mass will be performed by the choir. The attention of builders is chlled to the advertisement of “To Contractors and Build ers,” in another column. Muirl’n Twelfth j|1(< The new Chapel was filled on Saturday eve ning with people solicitous to hear the rehear sal of Mozart’s Twelfth Mass, which the choir under direction of Mr. Dennett have been studying for the services of Christinas Eve. The rehearsal was had undersomc disadvan tages. The Chapel was not finished and could not be thoroughly warmed. The performers had not sung there before, so that they were not accustomed to the room or to their relative positions. The organ- which appears to be a very good one—is newly set up, and having no ease on it, sounds comparatively harsh; and the organ-st had enjoyed no opportunity to make himself familiar with the arrangements of the instrument. We have been informed also, that the organ has no nvell, hut instead, an arrangement for drawing and cl.wing a por tion of the slops by means of a pedal, so as to change from soft to loud—a peculiarity which might tend to embarrass an organist accustom ed to use a swell for that purpose. Under these circumstances, did the rehear sal take pace? and the music was given in a manner that it was a privilege to hear. The several movements were effectively rendered; the voices were well balanced, and the quality of tone was excellent. Iu the choruses, the volume of sound was suflicient to fill the Chap el, and the effect was really fine. The organ, os has been mentioned, having no case, was louder than it would otherwise have been. Still, the voices were never overpower ed by it; and both the accompaniments and symphonies were played in a manner indicat both talent and industry on the part of the or ganist, who, we understand, is quite a young man. The audience were very attentive, and we should judge much pleased. If any were not so, we cannot envy the frame of mind in which they listened, and we wish them “better luck next time.” Those who were aware of the amount of study necessary to master a composition like this mass so as to sing it even passably well, must have been impressed and gratified by the careful and thorough manner in which this noble mass had been studied,—and inspired with a more hopeful feeling in regard to the time when the best music shall be better known and appreciated in our community.— An audience cannot listen to such music with out improvement. A portion of the hearers will ot necessity acquire a relish for it, which will grow stronger, with every opportunity of gratifying the taste. We anticipate much ei\joyment for those who listen to the performance this evening, and can not but feel grateful to those who are taking so much interest in the advancement of music among us. Mb. Editob I do not propose to enter into the controversy which seems to be going on be tween the “Nocturnal Luminary" and your correspondent “ E„” in relation to the Attor ney Generalship: but there has been a candi date mentioned by some, whose name X have not seen brought prominently before the pub lic, who is undoubtedly as competent and de serving as any of those whose names have been mentioned in the public prints. It seems to be conceded that tbe'President of the Senate, Speaker of the House, Secretary of State, Treasurer, &c.. are to be taken from the Eastern part of the State, and that as some slight offset the Attorney General is to be tak en from this section. But I cannot believe that the Republican party in this part of the State is so short of good materials as to be obliged to take for that .fflee a man who is constitution ally ineligible by reason of being a member of the Legislature, or our Portland Postmaster, who is already heavily laden with official and professional duties. There would seem to be more propriety in taking a man not so heavily burdened, and not constitutionally ineligible, but who is competent, and would, doubtless,’ ably and faithfully discharge the duties of the office. Albert Merrill, Esq., of this city, has been by many favorably spoken of as such a candidate. No more thoroughly read or critical lawyer caa be found, or one whose election to the office named would reflect more credit upon the State. He has been a Republican from the start, and has ever been zealous and true te the cause, laboring in season and out of season for its success. And, moreover, the objection that he is not in full sympathy with all the re form movements of the day, cannot be brought against him. Why not, then, all unite in bestowing the po sition upon this gentleman, whose election would do away all objections, and reconcile afl interests? p Live Stock Insurance.—The importance of insuring valuable horses ami other live stock against death and theft, is beginning to be wen understood, as we perceive by the following let ter, copied from a Boston paper: „ . Boston, Dec. tith, I860. Waskburn, General Agents Hartford Live Stock Insurance Co.: Gentlemen :—I have to acknowledge receipt of your check lor tive hundred dollars being in payment for loss by death of my mare, Lady .“i mare was insured in the Hartford Live Stock Insurance Co., (in connection with through your agency, on the 2bth day ot November, and on the 5th day of December following she accidentally received a kick from another horse, breaking her left » •o^_a^K,ve knee, rendering it necessary to kill her, as an act of humanity Your prompt payment of the loss, without any discouut, the day after her death, only con flrms my previous confidence in the company, and I cheerfully recommend all owners of live stock to insure therein, as my experience con vinces me that it is just the thing wanted to protect them from loss by death from either ac cident or disease. Very truly yours, Dennis P. Flagg, No. 796 Washington Street. It behooves owners of valuable horses and cattle to get them insured, now that there is a company which takes such risks, of which Messrs. W. D. Little & Co. are agents. Arrest fob Larceny.—William H. Glenn and William Stanwood some days since stole $50 from Joseph F. Libby, the stable keeper.— They stole the key of his safe, opened the safe and abstracted the $50, and then cleared out to Boston and had a good time. Last Friday Glenn was arrested for larceny of a pair ot rubber boots, and on Saturday was sentenced to sixty days in the County JaiL At that time ft was not known that he was concerned in the above mentioned transaction. Steward was arrested on Saturday by officer Sterling. He owned up and implicated Glenn in the transaction. Among the entertainments of the holidays, we think the Fair and Levee ot the new Meth odist Society, should claim a liberal share of the public patronage. Their church is almost completed and they are now striving to raise the means to furnish it Let Lincoln Hall be crowded this and to-morrow evenings, and we are assured that it will be a pleasant as well as a profitable time. In the early settlement of our couutry 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. dec4tt Mb. Socthworth, the Superintendent of the new Bethel now building in this city, and for the completion of which funds are greatly needed, acknowledge with unusual interest the receipt of a drop letter, enclosing five dollars, from “ a boy in Portland who works,” and de sires thus to express his regard for the enter prise. Holiday Presents.—The most useful and acceptable presents to a gentleman are nice gloves, mittens, scarfs, ties, linen and fancy handkerchiefs, to be found at the store of Rob inson & Knight, Congress street from Or. fraMr. Mr. Emtob.—In your issue of last Saturday was a notice of the Coroner’s Inquest held up i>u th s body of John Driscoll, with remarks re ectiog somewhat upon me. Injustice to my* wish to make, through your columus, i r» I statement ot facts concerning the case, surricai County Physician, I was called to tak » in iail 'are of Driscoll soon after he was put days apartm:WThhim °r thrW TWte " fevf . y* , ,Tbe WOUIin his thigh was d. * ing well. 1 did not regard it dangerous. Ther t seemed to me to be no call whatever for surg cal interference. About the time I was to visit him again I w»l informed that he had put himself iu charge of auother surgeou. and did not wish for my ser vices longer. I saw no cause for a consultation, was not re quested to call a consulting physician, neither was I notified that one had been called. More over, no honorable physician called for consul totiou would have proceeded to make a Ion : anu painful examination of a case without the knowledge or presence of the attending physi th®r'- was no consultation with the referred to in your issue (Dr. Pitch) and^l^i and.m maltlnS sai<l examination directions tor treatment, fie assuui i‘SiS5'0nt‘b,r“ *” - n4“ ^°n> however, as I was informed that Wl“.wuhout .surgical attendance, I vis IkikTi ^ain*an.d found him very feeble, Iiis *b‘»h. i ?°klng bad'y 1 told him something should be done, and wished him to let me ex" JSSwIh<VWOk-nd: bo( be refu3ed to let me do anything for him. Soon after severe henmr rhago came on. 1 then called consulting phy tbd&i mISST the‘raJ.Tic« cut down upon and tied the bleeding vessel; but his vital energies theron°° ?nCh exhaustpa for him to rally from the Gyration Thomas A. Foster. Portland, Dec. 23,1866. Life Lnsubancb.—We invite attention to the advertisement of the American Popular Life Insurance Company, oi New York, which presents nine new features which are referred to in the advertisement, and which are worthy the attention of those who wish to obtain life insurance. The Directors of this company arc composed of some of the best men of New Y ork, among whom we notice the names of U. S. Senator Morgan, Ex-Gov. Seymour, Assist ant U. 8. Treasurer Van Dyck, and others. Mr. William G. Merrill, No. 93 Commercial street, is the Agent for this city. Larceny and Arrest.—Saturday afternoon a man giving his name as John Kennesey, a loafer, stole a sail worth $23, belonging to Beal & Morse, which was spread over thejr lime on Commercial Wharf. Officer Williams found where the fellow had disposed of a portion of the sail, and also discovered the other portion hid in a shed on Commercial Street, where the fellow had been in the habit of sleeping. Sub sequently he arrested Kennesey and locked him up. Movements of Ocean Steamers.—Steam ship Moravian, Capt. Alton, sailed from this port about 11 o’clock Saturday night, for Liver pool. There were no signs of steamship Damascus, now over due at this port from Liverpool, at 11 o’clock last night. The Peruvian is supposed to be the steamer due at this port from Liverpool this week. Borland and Mackias Steamboat Co._ This company, in addition to declaring a divi dend ot five per cent, on the business of the past season, has also stocked a handsome sum. Ar rangements have been effected for the purchase of the wharves and good will of the Portland and Bangor line of steamers. Dramatic. This evening will be produced for the first time the favorite drama of the Col leen Bawn, introducing some new scenery and a strong cast of characters. An entertaiumeut will be given on Christmas afternoon, when small children will be admitted for the low price of fifteen cents. Accidents.—Saturday afternoon as Mr. Al vin Oyer was driving through Congress street, liis sleigh came in contact with another and he was thrown out and severely injured. A boy was run over by a sleigh, on Congress street Saturday afternoon and somewhat in jured. Tiie opening of the new drug and fancy store of Mesifcs. A. G. Sclilotterbeck & C*„ >o. 303 Congre<* street, Brown s Block, was a perfect successJ Crowds rushed in to view and admire the lurfljsh of the establishment, and to make purchams for Christmas gifts. Those elegant perfumes of the very latest production and importation, the Bouquet of Eden, Street Opoponax and the Egyptian Lotus, together with a large and rich variety of the standard articles in this line, at J. R. Lunt & Co’s, 348 Congress street. Stephen Keogh, first assistant engineer in the Revenue sorvioe, has been detached from the Mahoning and ordered engineer in charge of the XT. S. Revenue steamer Mosswood, at Baltimore, and will he relieved here by Joseph L. Riley. Gone!—The sleighing has departed. The mild weather of yesterday, combined with the rain which fell copiously in the afternoon an,l evening, has carried off the snow to such an extent, that wheels to-day will be the props Hi ir power. Fbbiuht for KocKLA.VD._We are requested to state that the steamer De Witt Clinton will receive freight to-day for Belfast and interme diate ports, touching regularly hereafter at Rockland. Seizure.—Only one case of search aud seiz ure occurred on Saturday—at the shop of Amos Dolley , on India street. The police have strong suspicion that there is one more place where liquor is sold and will pay it a visit shortly. Ocean Insurance Company.-This company have removed their office into the new and spa cious building erected upon the spot on Ex change and Milk streets, where stood the old one. Grosman & Co. have been doing an immense business in their new store in Brown’s Block Their stock of fancy articles is large and snlrn did. From the rush at Partington’s we should judge that the public appreciate his endeavors to please. This Is just the place to get your Christmas gifts. Foreion Exports.—The total value of For eign Exports from this port last week amount ed to $285,019.86. Saturday Night.—Seventeen persons were taken to the lock-up Saturday night, most of them for drunkenness. THE STATE. —A dispatch from Brunswick to the Star states that a Are, believed to be the work of an incendiarv, broke out Saturdav morning at i V Ll“coln street, and entirely two"s*?ry dwelling-houses, with the ont buildings. The houses, consisting of lour tenements, were occupied by Capt. Itenj Dunning, \Y . Forsyth, G. B. Tenney and YVId ow Iwohinson. Loss estimated at $7500; insur ance $4400. —The paragraph started by the “Ilyina” cor respondent of the Argus statiug that Messrs. A. &. P. Coburn of Skowhegan own 400,000 acres of land on the Kennels c river, equal to 54 townships, calls out the following from a writer in the Bangor Times who signs himself “Timbers ”: “Here is a great mistake. If they own that nnmber of acres, it is equal to lil townships, as the average number of acres to a township of wild land in this State is 25 000 Then if they only own four townships, it re duces their landed possessions to 100,uoo acres —quite a difference?’ —The Whig say* the fire at Newport Friday morning was occasioned by overcrowding (and then leaviug for the night) a stove in the con fectionery store of Zenas Moore, ail joining the double store ot Cook & Hobart on Elm street, thence spreading to the bridge, destroying three stores, two dwelling houses, Masonic hall, harness shop and law office. —The mercury at Bangor on Friday morn ing stood at 17* to 22 degrees below zero, according to locality. *