Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, December 27, 1866, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated December 27, 1866 Page 1
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DAILY ± ESS. ._r ‘ ■ • *■ .jii.ii— — ■■■■■ i . . ====s===========^^^=^^^^^ Ertabllthed June 83, 1S«2. Fol. S. PORTLAND, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27,1866. Tornw Eight Dollar, per annum, In advance. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS Is published eyery day, (Sunday excepted,i at No. t Printers’ Exchange, Commercial Street, Portland, by N. A. Foster, Proprietor. Terms: —EightDollar? a year in advance. THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the ame place every Thursday morning at #2.00 a year, •■variably in advance. Rates oe Advebtisimo.—One inchot Space, in engthol column, constitutes a “square.” $1.50 per square daily first wedri week after; three insertions, oriess, #l-0»> contin° nc every other dav alter first week, 60 cents. Halt square, three insertions or less, 76 cents, one week. #1.00; 50 cents per week after. Under head of “Amusembwth” #2.00 Der square oar week: three Insertions or less, #1.50. Special Notices,#1.23 per square for the first in sertion, and 25 cents per square for each subsequent nsertiou. Advertisements inserted in the “Maime State Press” (which has a large circulation tn every par of the Statelfor $1.00 per square for first insertion* and 50 cent9 per square tor each subsequent inser tion. ENTERTAINMENTS. Portland Theatre. ■iiwell & Browne, Lessee* & managers. CHANCE OP PKOCBAfflmB ! Delightful entertainments during the Holidays ! THURSDAY EVENING, Dec. 27, The great play of the OCTOROON ! FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVEN’S, The grand Historical Drama of 0APT. KYB: The Wizard of th* Gulf ! miss Rachel Johnson, the popular Artiste, supported by the young American actor, Hr. R. macanley, will shortly appear. #SP*See Daily Programme*. dec2Td3t Mercantile Library Lectures. The Second Lecture of the Course will be dellverd Friday Even’g, Dec. 28th, In Mechanics’ Hall, -BY Rev. 6* H. Hepwortb OF BOSTON. Doors open at 6—Lecture commences at T| o’cl'k. CJJ—Evening Tickets 50 cts. at the door. Season Tickets can be secured at the Bookstores of Short Sc Loring, Bailev & Noves, Darts Bros. dc27d2t Per Order Committee. • New Year Entertainment. THE 9 Allen Mission Sunday School WILL give an entertainment In the CHESTSUT M. E. Cuubch on Mon da v Evenis'o, Dec. Slat. The Exercises will consist of Singing, Dia logues and Declamations by the children. There will also he a Tree filled with presents f r every child in the School. Admission 25 dents. Children 15 Cenn. BT Doors open at G) o’clock; services commence at 7 o’clock. dec 27 d4t Mercantile Library Lectures. THE Fourteenth Annual Series of Public Lectures under the direction of the Mercantile Library As sociation will be delivered at MECHANICS’ HALL. The course will consist of Six Lectures, for vhieh the following gentlemen have been engaged. Henry Vincent, Eat., Her. Q, H. Hcpworlb, Her. H. M. Gssllisbor, Jf. B. fiongh, Eon., li. XV. Curtis, Esq., Ber. E. H. Chapin. The Opening Lecture will be delivered on Friday Evening, December 21st, -BY Henry Vincent, THE ELOQUENT ENGLISH REFORMER. Subjxct—“ The Late American Conflict and the Friends and Enemies of America in England.” $y Tickets for theUonrse at $1.25 can be had at Davis Brothers, Fore Street ; Short 4 Loring, comer Free ami Center St. ; at Bailey & Noyes, at their new Store, Exchange Street, after Dec. 17. Each member is entitled to two tickets at $1 each, which can be had at the Library Rooms on Lime St., second door from Federal St. Owing to the limited capacity of the Hall, members must secure tlieir tick ets by Wednesday, Doc. 19. The Library Rooms will be open every evening from 7 until 9 ; also Wednes day and Saturday afternoons. LECTURE COMMITTEE : E. COREY, C. E. JOSE, J. C. PROCTOR, C. H. FLING, M. B. CO0LIDGE, J. Q, TWITCHELL, JAMES BAILEY. dec 14 dtt Ho for a Sleigh Hide / THE ptqprietor 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 leavo head of State Street at 2 o’clock, to carry chil dren and others, at 25 cts. per hour. Children under twelve (12) years fifteen cents. N. S. FERNALD. Portland, Dec 19th, 18GG. dc22dtf Ocean Association, Ex*No. 4, WILL COMMENCE THEIR Fifth Annual Course of Dances, - AT - MECHANICS’ HAIL, —— WITH ▲ - Ball on Thanksgiving Night! To be followed by Three Asaemblie* on Tuesday Niglit*, a Ball on Cbri*tma* Night, a Grand Fire men’* military and Civic Ball on New Year’s Night. MANAGERS: President, EDWARD HODGKINS, Vice-President, S, K. HANNAFORD, Secretary, A. H. JACORS. Treasurers, F. J. BAILEY, R. D. Page,C. H. Phil lips, H. D. Tripp. J3F"Tickets for the Course $6; tickots for each of Ihe Balls $1,50; tickets for each of the Assemblies $1; fc>r the Gallery 50 cents. To be obtained of the Man agers and at the door. Music by Chandler's Quadrille Band. D. H. Chandler Prompter. Dancing to commence at 8 o’clock. Clothing checked free. November 27,1867. eod5w NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. FOB SALE. Grove Hill Farm - THE above Farm is situated on an eminence over looking the beautiful and thriving village of Brldgjon Center and within one hall a mile oi the business portion. It is pronounced by all who have seen it to be the best and most desirable location in the County. It comprises 110 acres, conveniently di vided into tillage, pasturage, wood land and timber land: cuts from 45 to 50 tons first quality of hay. The buildings oonsist of a two story house, built in 1858, at an expense ol $3,i'00, with bam and out buildings in good repair. For particulars aimly to C. P. KIMBALL, or H. W. GAGE, (firm ofstro t & Gage,) Portland, BEN JAMIN WALKER, Bridpton. or to the subscriber. RICHARD GAGE. Bridgton, Dec., 18G6. dec 27 eod&wtf Cape Elizabeth Wharf and Marine Rnllway Company.# Notice of the Auaual 5Ieetiug. THE Stockholders of the ab we Corporation are hereby notified that their Annual Meeting will be held at the Counting Room of J. W. Dvn, Esq., on Commercial Street, on Monday Jan. 1th, 1*67., at 7 o’clock in the evening, for the purpose of choosing three Directors, Clerk and Treasurer lor the e suing year, and to act on any other business that may le gally come before the meeting. ^ J LEMUEL COBB, Clerk. Portland, Dec. 27,1866. _dtd* TRY BELLAMIF’S PATENT water proof, AND - Leather Preserver i HF" Orders may be loft at W. W. RUBY’S, 42 Sumner St, Portland, Me. dc27diw# Portland M. Fire Insurance Co. A farther Dividend of 5 nor cent., lias been de clared, payable oil tho first day of January next, at Office* Members who bare not paid their Premium Note* are advised to do so at oucc, as by the requirement* Ol' the Charter said Notes must so n ass into an At torney’s hands for collection, witli cost, If not adjust ed. ‘ EDWARD SHAW. Secretary Dee. 27. d5t__ U. S. Marshal’s Sale At Old Castons House Wharf, Farr Street, THIS DAY (THURSDAY), at 11 A. M., Liquors, Teas, Spices, Drugs, &c., &c., &e. tS^Terms ot sale, cash. dec27dlt NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. ' N O W IS THE TIME TO INSURE! WITH THE GREAT Mutual Life Ins. Co., V Of New York. Cash Assets, $18,000,000. Increasing at the rate of $500*000 per month* Another Grand Dividend! WILL be made on the first of February next. Those who insure at this time will derive the benefit of that dividend, which will add largely to the sum injured, or may be used in payment or fu ture piemiums> It lathe best New Year’s Grift ! A loan cut bestow on his family, In view of the un certainty of life. Many Policies now subsisting with this Qreat Company are yielding a labge isobeasB, as the following cases will Bhow: No of Am’t Ain’t of Dividend Policy. Insured Prom. Pd. Additional 518 *3500 2252,25 *2710,22 636 500 261,28 375,02 7767 8000 3699,20 4838,87 7862 5006 2606,00 3217,84 10323 1000 359,80 644.52 10793 3000 1068,20 1579,53 4146 1000 533,96 685,93 12410 1500 410,93 623,24 tV" Many more caeca with similar results and names can be furnished to those who will ihvor ns with a call at our office. I* Do not foil to examine Into the advantages this Great Company presents before Insuring else where, by applying ai^th Office 79 Commercial SC, Up Stairs. !3P~Non-Forfctting, Endowment. Ten Tear, and allother form of Policies are issued by tbiaCompany on more favorable advantage thau b> an v otherc'om pany.__dec27dtf Reliable Insurance ! W. D. LlffLE&Co, General Insurance Agents, Offices (for the present) at No 79 Commercial St,& 80 Market Square, (Lancaster Hall Building,) CONTINUE to represent the following First .Claaa Fire Companies, viz: PhauLr, Of Hartford, Cl. Rereha nle>, Of Hartford, Ct. City Fire, Of Hartford, Ct. North American, Of Stanford, Ct. New England, Of Hartford, Ct. Atlantic, Of Providence, R. *. Atlantic Mutual, Of Exeter, IV. H. And are prepared to place any amount wanted cm Good property, at the most favorable rates. VILLAGE Property, and CITY DWELLINGS and Household Furuiture insured lot a term of years, on highly lavoi able rates. L 'SSKS PROMPTLY ADJUSTED AND PAID u heretofore, at our office. Every lose ot these of fices by tbe great tire in this City, was paid up with out any delay, difficulty or disoount, tol more than simple interest,) to the entire satisfaction of all the parties, to whom we are at liberty to refer. Dec.gT dtf Copartnership Notice rpHE undersigne l have formed a copartnership un JL der the name of JONES & WILLEY, and will continue tbe BOOT AND SHOE BUSINESS at the old stand of B. H. Jones, No. Ill Federal Street. _ „ B. H. JONES, Portland, Dec. 26,1866. J. L. WILLEY „ We shall continue the BOOT AND SHOE BUSI NESS in all its blanches, and hope by strict attention to business to merit and receive a liberal share of the public patronage. Custom work tor both ladies and gentlemen made to order from the best of material and by the best of workmen, and warranted in every particular. Be pairing neatly done at short notice. HONES A- WILLEY. Persons indebted to me are requisted to make im mediate payment, as, owing to the change in my busi ness, all my old accounts must be settled by the first of January. B. H. JONES. <fcc27__ dtf HO LI D A Y GIFTS! NECK TIES ! - AND ELEGANT SCARFS SILK HANDKERCHIEFS in new stylos. GLOVES AND MITTS in the best qualities, just received. Charles Custis Co#, HORTON BLOCK, doe27<12t_CONGRESS STREET. Flour Barrels Wanted. ON and after January 2d, 1867, we shall resume the purchase of Flour Bids. FOB CASH, at the Office of the Portland Sugar Co., it 1-3 Danfonh St. dcsrdlm_J. B. BROWN A SONS. PAINTS AND OIL CHEAP Just received m bond, and for sale duty free, for use on the burnt district, Strictly Pare Kafflish Lead aad Oil ! Rebuihlers will etlect a great saving bv purchasing in this way. Every description of PAINT STOCK at the lowest rates by J. W. PERKINS A CO., dec27d2t 86 Commercial street. A Drug Clerk Wanted. ONE who has had several years* experience. Address P. O. Box 1414(1. Dec. IT d3l* Ungnzinea. The Galaxy.—It ii pleasant to see a maga zine so really good as this one, showing evi dences of a prosperity somewhat commensur ate with its merits. The present number of the Oalaxy comes to us enlarged by the addi tion of some forty pages, printed upon new and beautiful type, and in a new cover design ed by Benjamin Day, and handsomely printed in oil colors. The present make-up of the magazine is like that of the best English peri odicals, few of which surpass—very few indeed now equal it in appearance. The literary char acter of the Oalaxy is well sustained in the present number. Mr. Edward Spencer gives the first part of a story—“Tristan"—which opens well, and is to be completed in three numbers; “The Policy of Confiscation" is thoughtfully treated by Mr. Wm. E. Church; Mr. William L. Stone throws some new light upon the tragic story of Jane McCrea; Mr. Richard Grant White contributes a short essay entitled “The Quest for English,” which is scholarly and characteristic; there is a thrill ing and life-like story of the war, by an ex officer of the army; a pleasing poem by Qharles Shanly, and one or two other agreeable short articles. The editorial chapter of “Nebulse" is as well written as usual. The- Lady’s Friend for January—a New Year number-contains two handsome steel engravings, one representing Welter's Char lotte, cutting bread and butter, and the other a night scene at soa. The fashion and fancy work departments are most lavishly illustrated, and the literary contents as varied as usual. The publishers announce among their regular contributors for the coming year, Mrs. Henry Wood; Elizabeth Prescott, author of “Told by the Sun;” Amanda M. Donglas,.author of “In Trust,” and other popular writors. The Student and Schoolmate lor Janu ary contains the oponing chapter of a story of street life in New York. It is entitled “Rag ged Dick,” and is from the popular pen of Ho ratio Alger, jr. Sophie May, the author of the delightful “Prudy Stories,” also contributes to the present number of the Student and School mate. Published by Joseph H. Allen, Boston. LATEST NEWS BY TELEGRAPH TO THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. --- Thursday Morning, December 27, 1866. -v-'-^ WASHINGTON. The Mexican Question. Important Dispatch from Napoleon. DECISION OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT. The ConaUttviional Amendment in Virginia. Washington, Dec. 26. Marquis d’Montholon, the retiring French Minister, and the newly accredited Minister, M. Bertheney, were presented to the President by the Secretary of State, this afternoon at i o'clock. The leave-taking of tho one, and the speech of the other, with the President’s re plies, were of a pleasant character. Both gen tlemen afterward dined with the Secretary of Statq. An order has been issued that the, civil offi cers of the Government, in New York, pay re spects to the memory of the late Portuguese Minister, by attending his funeral in New York. Information has been received here from such a source as to induce the Government to believe tbs report of the execution of Esooba do at the instauce of Canales. The Marquis d’Montholon, the Ex-French Minister, left here this morning for New York, en route to France. Attorney General Stanbury addressed the Supreme Court to-day for the Government on the New York bank tax cases. At an early hour this morning, a policeman named Williams, while attempting to arrest bu'-glars on 7 th street, was shotby one of them, the ball striking a button on his coat before entering his body. The burglars then made thoir escape, and up to this time have not been apprehended. The wounded man was convey ed to his home, where be now lies in a critical condition, the baU not having yet been extract A cable dispatch published in New York to day quotes the Momteur's statement that the French Government never received the dis patch of Secretary Seward, dated November 22d, addressed to Minister Bigelow and pub lished in the official correspondence recently sent by the President to Congress. I learn to night, from an authentic source, that the Moni teuris statement is incorrect. The reply from Napoleon to Secretary Sew ard’s dispatch above referred to, was received by the Government on the 6th inst., which as sured the Government of the good faith of the Emperor. In this dispatch Napoleon specified the time when the French army would be re moved from Mexico, and expressed his satis faction with the Sherman-Campbell m ssion, and proposed to co-operate in establishing the restoration of the Republican Government, but he thinks it will devolve upon the United States to maintain the Government thus crea ted. The Emperor also suggests that an elec tion in Mexioo be brought about by a.foint in fluence of the United States and French Gov ernments. Washington, Dec. 26. In a case from Mississippi, decided this morning, the United States Supreme Court held that when judgment is concluded by the Court in one State, it is equally conoluded as to every other State, and so remains until set aside by a superior Court, or Court of Chan cery, on the basis of section first, article fourth of the Constitution, that full force and credit should be given in each State to the public acts, records and judicial proceeding of everv other State. The Supreme Court overruled the judgment of the Supreme Court of Arkansas, and de clared that the taxing of swamp and overflow ed lands, within a period of ten years, was a violation of the contract between the United States and the State of Arkansas, Congress having exempted theta from taxation for that leugth of time, with a view to encourage the reclamation of lands. This decision is appli cable to other similar cases pending before the Supreme Court. Michael Connor, convicted of robbing the mail in Ohio, and sentenced in October, 186G, to five years imprisonment, has been pardoned hy the President on the recommendation of the United States District Attorney, and the special agent of the Postoffice Department. It has been ascertained from an official source that Minister Campbell has been in structed by our Government to remain at New Orleans for the present, in order to wait future events in Mexico, or further instructions. Letters have been received in this city from Richmond, taking issue with Col. Legar’s re cently published declaration that the Legisla ture of Virginia are ready at once to adopt the Constitutional amendment, provided they can have assurance from Congress that this shall he the ultimatum, and that loyal Senators from that State shall be admitted without delay.— One of the writes says the Legislature is near ly if not quite unanimous on the subject, in the negative, and the feeling is equally decided imong the people. Under no circumstances ire the people or the General Assembly ready to ratify the amendment. Lieut. H. H. Wilson, of the 6th United States Cavalry, who died at Austin, Texas, on Mon iay, was the only son of Hon. Henry Wilson, if the U. S. Senate. Lieut. Wilson was only twenty years of age, and had been in the army since he was seventeen, serving as a Lieuten ant in the 31st United States Cavalry, and as Captain and Lieutenant Colonel in the 101th ■egiment until the close of the war. and as Lieutenant in the 6th cavalry from that time until his death. No particulars respecting his iemise have as yet been received by his parents, who are both in Washiugton at this time, his father having returned from Massachusetts this morning. The President, on the 19th inst., through the War Department, directed Gen. Sickles to is tue an order suspending in his Department, until further instructions, articles 5 and 6 of bis General Order declaring that corporeal punishment shall not bo inflicted upon any persons other than minors, and also interfer ing with the State law on vagrancy. In com pliance with a request made in the same let ter, a copy of the order directed to be issued, was received from Gen. Sick'es’ headquarters. It is understood that a Geneaal Order is in the course of preparation, to be directed to Department commanders, acquainting them witn the docisioir of the Supremo Court against the legality of courts martial for the trial of civilians, and directing them to con fine themselves stri tly to their military du ties, leaving judiciary questions to the decision of civil courts, or something to that effect. A number of gentlemen held a meeting here to-night, with Mr. Soyles Bowen as President, and resolved to appeal to the charitable people of the country to relieve tbe necessities of the freedmen at Arlington, numbering about 1000, principally women and children. As a proof of the design, it is proposed to provide for them a dinner on the 3d of January. The Congressional Party at Nash ville. Speech of General Howard to the Freedmen. Name rout Attendance af Leading Rebels at the Banquet. Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 25. After the banquet last night to the Congres sional party, Gen. Howard made an address at the Capitol to a large crowd of freedmen. He congratulated his hearers on the evidences of thrift and advancement which he found every where among the colored race. Some of their schools, he said, would do credit to the best white schools in the country. He earnestly exhorted all to a life of piety, and to shun vice and sin in every form. He yas listened to with the c losest attention, and at the close of his address resolutions of thanks to the gallant Chief ot the Bureau were unanimously adopt ed by the crowd. Not the least significant o( the incidents con nected with the Congressional banquet was the fact of its being overwhelmingly attended by leading rebel citizens. The rebel Generals Cheatham aud Maury and ox-Govornor Brown made brief addresses concerning the good feel ing and loye tor a reconstructed Union. Impending Revolution in Spain. New York, Doc. 2e. The Herald's correspondent in Madrid, writ ing on the Gth inst., expresses his conviction that the sudden reappearance of Queen Chris tiana in 8. ain from France, may be accepted as a certain indication ol a rapid maturing of the revolutionary movement, the liberal ten dencies of her ex-Majesty being well known.— The |question of who will come after Queen Isabella was canvassed in the city lately, and it is said that Napoleon and Francis Joseph of Austria have consulted aud are in accord on the subject of a new ruler for the kingdom. Freni Fortress Monroe. Fortress Morroe, Deo. 2G. The U. S. District Court, Judge Underwood presiding, adjourned on Saturday until the ; May term. Foreign News per Steamer. Hojtelessness of the Fenian Cause. THE CANDIAN INSURRECTION QUELLED. Grew of on American Vessel Barnsd to Death by Chinese Pirates. New Yoke, Dec. 26. The steamship Allemania, from Southampton 12th, has arrived. The London Times’Dublin correspondence says the intentions of the leaders seem to be so checkmated on every side, and the authorities are so vigilant and the overwhelming military force at the command of the government, that only mad men would raise the Fenian flag. Ail the Waterford hotels have been searched for Stephens. The police of Yonhal and the surrounding stations are armed with breach loaders. Artillery is to be stationed at Dublin Castle. The Waterford Magistracy have asked for additional military forces. Sixteen casks of gunpowder were seized at Athy in its transit to Queen’s county. Two boxes, containing 56 pounds of powder, were also seized at Tralee. Twelve men were arrested in DubliD on Mon day. One of them had in his possession Qreek fire and materials for making it at Belfast. The Drogheda magistrates have called for military forces. ITALY. The Pope has addressed the officers of the 85th regiment on their departure from Rome. He said: “Your flag now returns to France, but many consciences will not be satisfied. Revo lution will come to the gates of Rome. Italy is not oomplete, as has been said, because this scrap of territory remains. When this no longer remains the flag of revolution will float over Italy’s capital. I pray for Napoleon and for his tranquility, but ne also must do some thing. France is the eldest daughter of the Church, but it does not suffice to wear the title. The right to wear must be proved by deeds.” CANDIANS. Intelligence received at Constantinople an nounces the complete submission of the Cre tans from Corea to Rettineo. Intelligence from Athens states that three Greek army corps had left for the frontier provinces. Garibaldians continuod to arrive at Athens. CHINA. The French Admiral had sailed to Corea. He had deferred active operations until spring. The American schooner Gen. Sherman was seized by pirates. They fired her after tying to the masts the crew and two English passen gers, who all perished. AUSTRALIA. Great floods with heavy rain* prevailed at Melbourne. The Waikotes intend to attack Napier on the departure ol the military. The Adelaide Assembly tejected the bill for amend ment of the constitution. The wool clip is sat isfactory. MEXICO. Capture and Execution of Encobado. Panic in Matamoras. Galveston, Dec. 26. The reported death of Escobado is true. Ho was overtaken by Cortina and Collates when in flight from Matamoras and brought back to that city. Consequent upon his capture a gen eral insubordination of all the Liberal cliques oocurred in Matamoras, and Canale* gaining the upper hand, executed Escobado on the morning of the 21st inst, claiming to act as the representative of Ortega. • The reported panic iu Matamoras has been confirmed, and a general fight was expected to result. .. New York, Dec. 26. Advices from Mexico state that Maximilian has divided that country into four military di visions, under the command of Mejia, Mar quez and Miramon, and the fourth, Yucatan, is to remain in its present state. Gen. Blanco had been appointed Minister of War. Murderous Affray iu Naahville. Nashville, Dec. 26. A murderous affray occurred here last night, Between a party of the 34th Infantry and g pur .y of policemen. The former were cheering tor Lincoln and the Union, when the latter -amo up with answering cheers for Jeff. Davis. A melee followed, in which Edward Pryor, a soldier, was shot, dying in a few minutes.— Sergt. Henry Bishley received a serious wound in his head. Great excitement exists over the ifiair, and a number of unofficered soldiers are But to-night in search of the murderers, with threats of vengeance. Malony, who robbed a paymaster of over 88, XX) last summer, and was sentenced by the :ourt to hard labor in the penitentiary, escap ed with two other convicts last night. Another Feuian Sentenced to be Hang. Swebtsbury, C. W., Dec. 26. Mr. Devlin addressed the juiv, after wMch the Judge gave his charge. After an hour’s recess the jury returned with a verdict of guil ty, and the Judge then sentenced Smith to be Banged on the 15th of February. Terrence McDonald was then put upon trial for robbery. The evidence was the same as that given before. The jury, after a long delib 3ration, failed to agree, and were discharged. James Reardon was next placed on trial for invasion. Testimony identified him. The Judge directed the jury to acquit him, on the ground of wrong indictment. Michael C sow ley was then tried on the same ividence, but at nine o’clock the jury had not lgreed on a verdict. The Court adjourned. The Cungrmaionnl Investigation at Now Orleaaaa* New OnLEAN%Dec. 24. ' The Congressional Committee hasbeen com pleted by the arrival of Hon. Mr. Boyer. They tiave examined some fifteen witnesses, who testified before the Military Commission, and the testimony so far is the same. Gen. Sherman expressed himself very decid edly when visiting the committee, with regard to the insecurity of loyal men brought before the State courts, alluding particularly to the recent decisions against Federal officers in this sity, and also to the arrest and imprisonment ef the Freedmen’s Bureau agent in Texas. He ilso asked the Committee’s special attention to this matter, as the military could offer no pro tection. From California. San Francisco, Dec. 26. The steamship Golden Age, from Panama, with passengers from New York Dec. 1st, ar rived yesterday. She reports the United States steamer Ma liongo and three French war vessels at Aca pulco Dec. 16th. During last week Wells, Fargo & Co. ship ped from their offices at Virginia and Gold Hill, Nevada, bullion valued at $314,300. The Banker gold mine, Placer County, Cali fornia, will be sold for $450,000. Over one thousand men aro at present em ployed grading the Pacific Railroad on the west side of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Miscellaneous Dispatches. Jeffebson City, Mo., Dec. 26. Certificates of election were issued to-day to Congressmen Pile, Noel, Van Horn, Berry, An derson, McClurg and Grovelly. Providence, R. I., Dec. 26. The Journal says Dr. Isaac Ray, who has been Superintendent of the Bntier Hospital for the insane in this city ever since itwas open ed, retires on the first proximo from that posi tion, and will be sucoeeded by Dr. John Saw yer, late of the Stale Insane Hospital in Wis consin. Defeat of ■ Rebel Chief in Veneancln. New York, Dec. 26. Advices from Maracaibo, by the hark Iowa, state that the rebel Gen. Pulgar made an at tack, Nov. 15th, on the fort below Maracaibo, in which he was severely wounded in the leg and taken prisoner, with about 100 of his men. The steamer accompanying Pulgar, with several attendant smaller vessels, surrendered to the authorities. Upon the seizure of Pulgar his remaining forces retreated to the back coun ty __ Wew York Item*. New York, Dec. 26. It is stated that one hundred and thirty rad ical office holders have been removed from the bonded warehouses in this city lately. The steamship Cuba, which sails to-day, takes out $420,000 in gold. Advices have been received here that the ship Rangoon, Capt. Murray, from Rourabaya, Java, Sept. 5th, for New York, with a cargo of rice, is ashore at Cliincoscaque. .11 order of Frcedmen. Charleston, S. C., Dec. 26. A freedman known as Horace Greeley, and who made his escape from prison several weeks since, was re-captured last evening. The pris oner is charged with the murder of a son of Hon. Mr. Rhett last summer. We have reports to-day of the killing of two frcedmen; one of these, it is said, was murder ed by some of the soldiers connected with the 6th Infantry. Terrible Mnnncre br «he Indians. Fort Laramie, Dec. 26. A terrible massacre occurred on the 22d inst. I

near Fort Philip Kearney. Lieut. Col. Fetter- ! man, Captain Brown, and Lieutenant Gran- j mood, of the 18th Infantry, with ninety enlist ed men of the 2d Cavalry and 18th Infantry, were surrounded by Indians, and every officer j and man killed. 1 Destructive Fire at Elmira, If. Y. Elmira, N. Y., Dec. 26. A fire broke out about noon to-day in the wholesale boot and shoe manufactory of W. A. Bigelow & Co., situated on Wiener street, near Water street. The building was entirely con sumed. It was one of. the finest business structures in the city. It was occupied by W. A. Bigelow & Co., and Fielding & Co., whole sale coffee and tea store. Total loss on build ing and stock is estimated at 870,000; mostly covered by insurance. The fire originated in a coffee roaster in the cellar beneath the coffee and tea store. The lUisMuri Troubles. St. Louis, Dec. 26. The conservatives report that President John son declines Interference in Missouri affairs on the ground that each State should be free to preservo the peace, and no interference be tol erated unless United States laws are violated or a State calls for help. This is the supposed ground for Gen. Grant’s order withdrawing the troops from Lexington Leavenworth. Financial Crisis at Havana. New York, Dec. 26. She Bteamer Moro Castle, from Havana 22d mst., has arrived. A financial crisis prevailed at Havana. Sev eral banks had suspended specie payments and closed their doors. A general crash was ex pected. Letter from Canada West. Railroad opening and banquet—Magic growth of the plhce—Continued depression of the oil bus iness—Big flowing well—A great reverse—Suc cess in using oil for fuel—The weather- Maine men. Petrolia, C. W., Dec. 19,1866. To the Editor or the Press: An event of no small importance to this lo cality and particularly to the oil interest, has just occurred,—the opening of the Petrolia Branch of the Great Western bailway from this point to a connection with the London and Sarnia road, six miles distant. The deci sion to build this piece of road was not made till late in June, and it was a month later be fore the first blow was struck, and yet on Mon day last, the 17th inst., the car9 commenced running where at the date last referred to was an almost unbroken forest. Yesterday the people of this village, chiefly Americans, gave a sumptuous dinner to the superintendent and other officials of the road, at the U. 8. Hotel which is well kept by a gentleman from the Kennebec, and the occasion was a proud one for the place. Mr. Swinyard, the gentlemanly superintendent, and other official gentlemen came up from Hamilton and London in a spec ial train, arriving at about noon. Suspended above the station house were the Union Jack and the Stars and Stripes, floating in the breeze in beautiful harmony, symbolic it is to be hoped of that good feeling that may ever bind to gether the people of the States and those of this Province. —- - w* vud uumucu auu miy®“ perhaps half Englishmen and Canadians—sat down to the well appointed tables, and after doing lull justice to that part of the entertain ment, the glasses were filled (there is no Maine Law here) and the “feast of reason and the flow of soul” commenced. Col. Thompson of Michigan,—a pioneer in the place,—presided, and to his ready manner, sparkling wit and ge nial spirit were due largely the exceedingly pleasant features of the occasion. Toasts were offered to the Queen, the Prince and Princess of Wales, the President of the United States the Governor General of the Province, the Legislative Assembly, the Army and Navy, the neighboring municipalities,—Sarnia, Loudon, lngcrsol and Oil Springs,—the managers of the G. W. Kail way, the Press etc. To several of these appropriate responses were made and although ail the speakers, with two exceptions, were British subjects, it has never been my good fortune 'o listen for a couple of hours to short speeches of more point, pith and vivaci ty. John Bull in his festive moments, is very much like Brother Jonathan; enjoys a joke as well, laughs as heartily, cheers as loudly, and proves himself to be quite as much of a "Boy” .is his American Cousin with similar surround ings. The most friendly, even cordial feeling was manifested towards the people of the States, whose energy, enterprise and “green backs” were invoked as the surest way to de relope the resources of Canada. Nearly all the speakers were men of official positions, two )f them members of the Legislative Council, me a gallant colonel in the British army, sev :ral of them mayors or ex-mayors, and offic ers of the railroad corporation. The only Am ericans who spoke were Col. Thompson the presiding officer, and your Canada correspond ent, who was called upon to respond for the Press. In his remarks Col. Thompson stated that fourteen months ago there were less than four producing wells in the place, with a daily pro iuctof less than fifty barrels; that there was no hotel, no houses except a few of rough logs, tnd that the driver of the vehicle in which he rode from the nearest railroad station wits un- 1 tble to tell him where or bow lar distant JPe rrolia was, never having heard of the place, al though regularly driving within a fourth of a anile of it on his route to Oil Springs. Now ' there aie nearly a dozen hotels, an Exchange, thanking house, two newspaper offices, large i (tores and warehouses, a long street with douD e sidewalks, several hundred wells, a daily nroduction of a thousand barrels or more of oil, ind with direct mail, railroad and telegraphic communication with the rest of the world. A statement was made by Mayor Davis of Sarnia, which strikingly illustrates the sudden growth of the place. A few years ago, he said, 1 t gentleman of his town was solicited to pur chase a hundred acres of land in Enniskillen 'or one hundred dollars, and at last concluded ' i bargain for the purchase. Ue subsequently fold the lot for two hundred and thought he lid a nice thing. The party to whom he sold, me yyar ago sold for twenty thousand dollars, md the purchaser is reported to have made from brty to sixty thousand by the operation, the principal portion of the village and some of the sest wells being situated on that very tract.— Mr. Davis himself was the man who sold for wo hundred. At a little past three the company separated, i laving first united in “Auld Lang Syne” in TUe Scotch style, all feeling that a good work lad been done, and that a favorable impression lad been made upon the minds of all strangers present. wuamcM WUUUUC3 11/ mill 11 billli HU innatural and anomalous position. The pro luction is large, but the price is ruinously low. 1 It is the general belief, however, that the bot tom has been touched and that a better future is to open. Large strikes continue to be made. 1 Die “King Well”—about a mile and a half irom the village, on upland and what was re ;arded as outside territory, has now been flow- , ing for several weeks at a largo rate, llow ' much it would flow if undisturbed is not known, but no doubt from five to eight hun lred barrels daily. The impossibility of taking jare of so large a product bag prompted the manager to apply a stop-cock, and shut off just is much of the flow as it is deemed safe to do without bursting the seed bag. With this ar rangement the now is two hundred barrels per lay, and of the best kind of oil produced in the whole district. » In a letter published a few months since I re fered to the Hillsdale Co. as an illustration of wonderful prosperity. I take less satisfaction now in giving the other side of the sheet.— That Company own twenty-six acres of “first class” oil land, with one well rated at thirty barrels and four or five others of less produc tion—rated at from five to fifteen barrels.— They also have leased lots for two or more wells on a quarter or third ro> alty. They have five underground tanks of 7,500 barrels capaci ty, costing $4,000, and a wood lot of one hun dred acres in the neighborhood. One-fourth o this property changed hands last summer atf the rate of $80,000, aud another one-fourth is reportee to have been sold at a later day at the rate of $100,000, and yet, though not a cent of dividend has been declared, the entire proper ty is now offered for $25,000! Many othe* companies heretofore thought to be doing well, probably could not wind up any more satisfac torily. The invention for burning crude oil in steam furnaces, spoken of in my last letter, is likely to prove entirely snopessffil. At the banquet yegt^rilqy, Mr Swinynrd stated that the Engi neering superintendent of his road had be come satisfied by actual experiments, that the thing would yet be applied to all locomotives and for steam navigation purposes, at once revolutionizing the motive power of com merce, and creating an almost unlimited de mand for the crude article. The weather—an ever fruitful topic every where—is singularly mild ffcr a “Canadian Winter," the snow perfectly level and sufflei ? nt for comfortable purposes, but though mild it s anything but pleasant. Scarcely two consec utive uninterrupted fair days have boen vouch safed to ns for the last month, the “falling” weather being as abundant as it is within the tropics during the rainy season. The leading Maine people doing business here, I think must have gone home to spend Thanksgiving, and not yet returned. I miss their familiar countenances on the street, though the “Pine Tree” State yet continues to support a fair representation here—perhaps be cause the fool-killer has not yet been around. I know of no prominent man from your State here at the present moment except Hon. J. M. Manson, Senator from York, and he will prob ably be at home before this letter receives pub lication. Spobwink. True Merit Appreciated.—“Brown’s Bros- j chial Troches” here been before the public many I years. Each year finds the Troches in some new, | distant localities, in various parts of the world. Be ing an article of true merit, when once used, the val- \ ue of the Troches is appreciated, and they arc kept I always at hand, to be used as occasions require. For ' Coughs, Colds and Throat Diseases, the Troches have i proved their efficacy. dec22-eodlw&w ' VOUTLAND AND VICINITY. New Advertisements Ta-Dav. ENTERTAINMENT COLUMN. Mercantile Library Lectures. Theatre—Bidwell it Brown. New Year Entertainment. NEW ADVERTISEMENT COLUMN. Paints and Oil Cheap—J. W. Perkins A Co. For Sale -Grove Hill Farm. Drug Clerk Wanted. Cape Elizabeth Whart and Railway Co. Reliable Insurance—W. D. Little A Co. Holiday Gifts-Charles CusUs A Co. Now is the Time to Insure. Portland M. Fire insurance Co. Bellamie's Patent Leather Preserver. Flour Barrels Wanted—J. B. Brown A Sons. CMfllarahaP^SaU*-'^0neii * Willey. THE COURTS. SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. CRIMINAL TERM.—TAPLE V J, PRESIDING. Wednesday.—In the case of State r. Mary Ann Clark, Caroline Clark and George D. Clark, for lar ceny of goods saved from the fire, the jury came In and returned a verdict of not guilty as to Caroline. On the other two they conld not agree. They stood ten for conviction and two tor acquittal on Mary Ann, and four for conviction and eight for acquittal ou George. George H. Eaton, indicted at the July term of the Court for breaking and entering the refreshment sa* loon of Elisha Wheeler, at the Boston depot, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to two yean In the State Prison. Charles W. Thompson, indicted as a aomrnon seller, withdrew his plea of not guilty and pleaded guilty. He paid a fine of $100, and $02.48 costa. Smith A Boed for respondent. In the case of State v. James Bindley and Peter Bradley, appellants, a no/, pros, was entered as to James Bradley and the judgment of the Municipal Court as to Peter was affirmed—fining him $20 and costs. Sheploy A Strout for respondents. The jurors were discharged from any further atten dance at this term. Robert Potter pleaded nolo contendere to an indict ment found against him at the July term for main taining a nuisance, and paid attno of $100, and $22.89 costs. Howard A Cleaves for the respondent. In the case of State v. James Bradley, Jr., appel lant, a no/, pros, was entered by the County Attor ney. Shepley A Strout for appellant. On motion of Mr. Drummond, Augustine Jones, of Vassal boro, was admitted to practice as Counsellor and Attorney in the Courts In this State. In the afternoon, after disposing of some few mat ters Court adjourned without day. In our report of Monday's proceedings, published Tuesday, Judge Walton’s name was twice used, inad vertently instead of Judge Tapley’s. MUNICIPAL COURT. JUDGE KINGSBURY PRESIDING. Tuesday.—William Garrett, for drunkenness and disturbance paid (6.17. George M. Stevens, for fast driving through ihc streets, paid (8.17. William Steward pleaded guilty io larceny of (SO from the safe of Joseph P. Libby. In default of sure ties in the sum of (600 for his appearance at the March term of the Supreme Judicial Court he was commit ted to jail. John Hennesey pleaded guilty to larceny of a sail, the property of Charles A. D. Morse, and was com mitted to jail In default oi (900 ball for his appear ance at the March term of the S. J. Court. John (Hogan for assault and battery on Mary M. freed, was fined $10 and costs. Committed. George Stevens and Charles Marston, for dronken aess and disturbance, paid fines of (3 each and the losts. Patrick Kenney, for drunkenness and disturbance m the Sabbath, paid (8.17. Wednesday.—William Sanford, for drunkenness ind disturbance, was fined (6.12. Commi tteJ. Stephen Rice at.d Thomas Rice, for drunkenness tnd disturbance, paid (3 each and the costs. Patrick Canuon and Timothy Griffin, for resisting ifficers Eastman and Matthews, while the latter were ingagcd in making an arrest, were fined (:0 each and he costa. Cannon paid, but Griffin was committed. Messrs. Goddard & Haskell appeared for the defence Patrick Foley, for drunkenness and disturbance! aid (8.17. Richard R. Daddy and James Woods, for violation >f the Lord’s Day in keeping their shope open, paid Ines of $10 and the coats each. William Sanford, for assault and battery on John flurphy, was fined $5 and costs. Committed. Knos Dolly and Meyer Waterman, on search and eizure processes, paid $22.26 each. St. Luke’s Church.—After the close of the iermon on Christmas morning, Rev. Dr. Bur jess, who has been rector of this church from ts formation, and who retires to accept the ectorship of a church in Brooklyn, N. Y., ad Iressed a fervent and affectionate farewell to he people who had been so long his especial iharge. He remarked in the beginning that at Easter of 1854, when he assumed the duties of he rectorship, 24 names were all that were en rolled on the list of communicants. Since that imo he had baptised nearly 500; 109 adults, md 377 iufants; 253 persons had been confirm ed, and 653 is the total number which have >een added to the communion. He had, he laid, solemnized 129 marriages, and attended !84 burials. He had ministered on all Lord’s Days and festivals, personally, or by arrange nent with other preachers, and only once dur ng the time had lay reading been necessary.— e referred to the difficulties under which the jhureh had been formed and the edifice erect id. All these obstacles had been overcome, lever to be renewed, and the labors of the diurch in the cause of the Saviour should be ncreased, in tho promise of greater returns.— 3e exhorted the male members of the church o care for the week-day services ot the church tnd receive a reward of an hundred fold for he little sacrifice it required. Ho urged in creased assistance to his successor, iu his pa ochial duties, and hoped that when tho con gregation hereafter joined in prayer for the clergy, some heart would go out to him who lad ministered at their altar all these years, tnd had tried to be pure and honest. The Elms in Locust Street.—Such of our 'eaders as bad the pleasure of seeing those two ine drawings by Hudson, representing Locust Street before and after the fire, which were on exhibition at Geyer’s in Freo Street some nonths ago, will be happy to hear that very Jerfect lithograph copies of these drawings lave been made by the artist himself. The irst drawing was made in June, 1801, when ;hc great elms were in their ftall glory; the sec >nd a few days after the fire, when only their ;aunt skeletons remained, and the surround ng gardens and dwellings were all a smoking vaste. Wo know of no more interesting me norial of Portland as it was, than these con ;rasted pictures furnish. The lithographed :opies reproduce the drawings with unusual Idelity, and are nearly as beautiful as tbe ex pensive originals. As only a limited number if copies can be had, and these are sold very low, they will undoubtedly all be taken up loon. They may be had at the stores of An lrew Geyer, Free street, and Davis Brothers) Fore street, as also at the studio of Mr. Hud ion in Market square. Arrival of the Damascus.—Thu steamship Damascus, Capt. Watts, from Liverpool 6th, »nd Queenstown 7th, arrived at this port Tues lay evening, bringing four cabin and 135 steer age passengers, and a very large cargo, chiefly an Canadian account. Tbe Damascas has ex perienced very heavy weather during the whole passage. The Nova Scotian is the steamer from Liver pool now due at this port. Affray.—Christmas day a couple of fellows undertook to amuse themselves by getting up a fight on India street. Officers McIntyre and Gribbens interfered with their sport and marched them off to the lockup, where they remained that night, and yesterday were brought before Judge Kingsbury, who fined each of them. Methodist Statistics.—The minutes of the annual Conferences of the M. E. Church, just issued, give as the numbers in church fellow ship 871,113, and probationers 161,071, making a total of 1,032,184, an increase for the year of 102,935. They report 14.045 Sunday Schools, 162,191 officers and teachers, 980,622 scliolaTt) and 2,644,291 volumes in Libraries. Another Bio Hoo.—Samuel O. Paine, of Standish, slaughted a hog on the 22d inst, one year, six months and ten days old, which weighed seven hundred and fifteen pounds. ChbiSTMAS.—A more beautiful Christmas day, as it regards weather, was never experi enced. It was more like October weather than Winter, and the streets were thronged from early morn till late eve by all classes and sexes. Everybody seemed to be abroad enjoy ing the day. With the exception of the book and gift stores business was about entirely sus pended. There were religious services in the Catholic and Episcopal churches, commencing in the former at midnight, Monday, when Mo zart’s Twelfth Mass was performed at the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception in a splendid manner to a crowded audience. Sev eral masses were celebrated in this Chapel and in St. Dominic’s Church during the day. The usual Episcopal services were performed in St. Luke’s Church—both churches uniting_ and Rev. Dr. Burgess preached an appropriate discourse. In the afternoon and evening, festivals and fairs were held at the Central Church, Casco Street Church, Chestnut Street Church. Preble Street Church, High Street Church, Pine Street Church, Congress Street Church, 1st Universalist Church, Williston Chapel. Mission Chapel, Park Street Church, (bv the New Jerusalem Society,) and by the members of Park Street Church at Temperance Hall, all of which were well attended. The exercises in the various places %re pronounced ex tremely interesting, in most of them, the Sab bath School scholars participating. There was, of course, sotne drunkenness dur ing the day, but very slight disorder. We do not remember a Christmas day for a long while when so little disturbance has taken place, or so fen drunken persons were seen in the streets. Our police force had no hard duty to perform on that day, and the commitments were very few. Insurance.—Tbe cheapen is not the best in surance, as tbo recent calamitous fire in this city has shown. Cheap insuranco, like cheap goods, too often proves a “hard bargain," as many have learned to their sorrow. If you want good prompt paying companies, you will find them in the Phoenix, Merchants, City, No. American, and New England, of Hartford, the Atlantic, of Providence, and others represent ed by Messrs. W. D. Little & Sons, which were among the first to pay up liberally and satisfac torily all their losses by the late great fire, and you may be sure of having not only reliable in surance, but will have no such vexatious and unjustifiable conditions and deductions as were imposed by some other companies after that fire. We have not yet heard of a single case among the many insured at this agency, where there was any difficulty, dispute or delay in the settlement of losses. Hartford city, as is well known, is the great inturance emporium of this country, and the Hartford Inturance Companies are among the best, as their recent published statements conclusively show. “A word to the wise” is sufficient. Portable Cupboard.—Messrs. Prescott & Gowell of this city have exhibited to us a spec' imen of a portable cupboard, made light, neat and tasty, which must come into use in every family, not only for their value in preserving articles from rats, mice and flies, but also for their great convenience in saving many steps from the pantry or cellar to the table. The ar ticle is so light that half a dozen different dishes can be easily carried at onco, instead of making a journey ior each article. It only needs be seen to be admired as one of the most convenient articles of household ware that has been got up. For the present the headquarters ot this firm—where the article can be seen—are at Gowell’s shoe store corner of Congress and Chestnut streets. Presentation.—The teachers of the Port land Business College, on Christmas Eve , pre sented its Principal, L. A. Gray, Esq., a beau tiful silver-headed cane, as a token of their friendship and esteem. Mr. Gray has been connected with the Portland branch of the chain of colleges, as its Principal, some four or five years, during which time he has had a large number of young men and ladies under his tuition, who speak of him in the highest terms of commendation. His gentlemanly do portment and prompt business habits have also secured for him the confidence and esteem of cur citizens who have made his acquaintance. We wish him success in his unwearied efforts to sustain a much needed institution in our city. A Good Investment.—We call attention to the advertisement of Messrs. W. D. Little & Co., on Life Insurance as an investment We understand that Mr. Nahum Fickctt, of Westbrook, (recently deceased), had a policy cn his life for 81,000, taken out with the great Mutual Life Insurance Company, of New York, at the agency of W. D. Little, in 1854. This policy will now give his family more than 81, 500, which they will soon receive. The divi dends in this case (like many others with this company) being considerable more than the premiums paid since the policy,waa issued.— What investment can be better? Probably no ether life company can furnish such results. We advise our readers to examine into the matter. School Committee.—At a meeting of the School Committee on Monday evening, the resignation of Miss Sarah E. Evans, Principal ai Primary School No. 9, Miss Eliza A. Mun ger, 1st Assistant in Park Street Grammar School ior Boys, and Miss Nellie M. Sweat, Assistant in Primary,No. 5, were read and ac cepted. Mrs. Martha A. Prince (first ssistant in the same school) was chosen principal of Primary No. 5. It was voted that the other va cancies be filled temporarily by the teachers in charge of the respective schools. Rev. Alexander Burgass tendered his resig nation as a member of the Committee, being about to take up his residence in Brooklyn, N. Y. A Vert Remarkable Case.—Several week* since, a son of Capt. Hardenbrook, of Cape Elizabeth, was accidentally shot by one of hi* playmates. The ball entered the mouth, knock ed out a tooth, passed through the tongue, and came out at the back of the neck—steering clear of all the important vessels in (he vicini ty of its track, but striking and fracturing one of the bones of the spine, of which several large pieces have come away through the wound. Notwithstanding the dangerous na ture of the wound, the lad, who is under charge of Dr. Shannon, of Cape Elizabeth, is so com fortable that consider.ib e hope it entertained of his ultimate recovery. Entertainment.—In another column will be found the advertisement of the new year en tertainment by the Allen Mission Sabbath School. We understand the presents to be giv en the children will consist mostly of clothing suited to this season of the year. The officers and teachers of this school have been indefat igable in Iheir efforts to promote the spiritual and temporal interests of those under their care, and have taxed themselves heavily in getting up this entertainment, and deserve a full house. The school has proved a success, and we bid them God speed. In the early settlement of our country the greatest anxiety was, how our people could get enough of good wholesome food. Now the manner of living has changed, so that many people really suffer, and enough of every kind around them. Why is this? It is because their food distresses them. Buy one bottle of Main’s Elderberry Wine and you will got relief. Then buy a case. dcc4tl Postponed.—We are requested to state that the dedication of the Mountfort Street Metho dist Church, which was announced to take place to-day, is postponed until Friday at the same time and place. The Riverside Magazine for young peo ple, January number, may be had at the coun ter of C. R. Chisholm & Brother, Congress street. Y• ft* C. A. Course I.ectuEc**. It was announced at the last lecture of this couisc that Rev. Dr. Storrs would deliver tie. fifth lecture on Tuesday evening, January 8th. Sinte this amuuncoment was made the com mittee have secured the ijue speaker and pop ular lecturer, C. H. Tuckermau, Esq., of New York, who will deliver the fifth lecture on Fri - day evening, January 4th. His subject will b„ The Young Citizen.” He takes the place. ® KeV' Mr' CarP<mter, who was uu ° any definite time to lecture, ami we congratulate the committee on their suc cess in procuring so able and eloquent a Ice turer as Mr. Tuckermau. Rev. Dr. Storrs will de lver the «.«<» lecture at the time announced. The Relief Fund.-At the last meeting o! the Relief Committee, It was voted: That in the opinion of this Committee tie. fund committed to thorn for distribution \. i intended to be offered to the relief of those in distress, and that we should not he authoriz. d to appropriate any portion of it to the aid o' any religious society in rebuilding its church. Undoubtedly the greatest improvement ev« er made in the manufacture of domestic soaps, is that embodied In th« steam refined soaps c( Messrs. Leatbo & Gore. Consumers will he o( one opinion upon a single trial of these article i for laundry and house cleaning purposes Seizubes.—Yesterday the Deputy Marshal* seized small quantities ofliquors and ale in tin shops kepi by Edward Hunt and William Dy er, on Canal Street. 8ACCAB.VPPA.-The Methodist Society of tin* village will hold a festival in their Vestry (hi * evening, the proceeds of which go towards com pleting their church. We saw yesterday at J. R. Lunt & Co.'s, :hi i Congress street, a very fine assortment of p i - fumed German Caskets for handkerchiefs ( gloves, a very convenient and elegant article. See advertisement of Grove Hill farm, in Bridgtop, for sale. TUB STATE. A tremendous commotion was created in Presque Isle the other day by the appearance of a Sheriff from Fort Fairfield, armed with three warrants of search against three liquo • sellers of the former place drawn on complaint of three ladies. The Sunriso says about in gallons ef “the critter” wore taken from tho premises searched. “In five minutes hell wee in commotion! So unexpected,and in this Vil lage never before attempted, a proceeding : s the prosecution of a rumselier, raised Cain hi an instant! Had Lake Superior been emptied into the fabled lake of fire and brimstone, is would not have produced such a blubbering and sputtering!” For 23 years intoxicati g drinks have been freely sold there without; let or hindrance; a generation of young men have grown up to ruin under the influ ence of the traffic, and the state of things ha 1 become so horrible that certain ladies, having vainly waited lor men to do what they ought in the matter, at last took the cise in their own hands. The Sunrise says their action i i the entering wedge which will ultimately ruin the rnmselling business in that village. The State House is being “brushed up, and put in order for the receptiou of the mem bers of the Legislature. The Farmer says tho repairs upon the rooms of the executive de partment have been completed, which are now most thorough and elegant throughout. —The St. Stenhcns Courier says there arc a number of recently made Mormons ou Grand Menan and Deer Island, and that Elder Don Ion, who has been at Salt Lake ten years, and who knows all about the iniquitous system, is going among them to try and convert them back again. —The State Prison, which has not always been a profitable institution, at least pecunia rily speaking, running the State from $10,000 to $13,000 a year in debt, this year, under War den Rice, pays all expenses, and puts about 1300 into the State treasury. —We see it stated that during tho past three months typhoid fever h3s been very prevalent In Danville. Tnere have been 23 cases and four deaths. VAHI ETfRH. —We are happy to see that the bearer ofoim at least of the great literary and scientific names in England has declined to be counted among tho apologist; and defenders of the wo man-whipper andhutchor, Eyre. Mr. Darwin, the distinguished author of “Tho Origin of Species,” has just sent £10 to the committee on ■ gaged in prtKcutiruj the Jamaica ex-Gover nor. —Several changes in Now York journalism are in progress. Tho Commercial Advertiser has been bought by new parties, among whom is Thnrlow Weed, ami will be put into stronger training. The Evening Express is likely to bo sold, andgo out of tho hands of the Brook vis and become a Republican paper. Mr. Swcct sers project of anew eveuing paper,a sort of family tea-table affair, is ripening towards per fection. Mr. Dana’s scheme is still alive and will come to something, without much donbt. —A story is told of a young man in Free port, HL, who was crossed in love and attempt ed suicide recently by taking a doso ot yeast powder. He immediately rose above his troub les —With nitro glycerine tor blasting, the Hoo fac Tunnel has advanced at the rate of about 138 feet per month. With gunpowder 111 feet per month is the best they can do. —Skating is good in Wasliington. —Tho Snrgeon-General has prepared a beau tiful model of the Lincoln Genera) Hospital in Washington which is to be sent to the 1’arU Exposition. —A yonng man in St. Lonis recently wrote to Mr. Horace Greeley to use his influence in obtaining a situation for him. He received the following reply: “New York is just entering upon the interesting process of starving out L’00,000 people whom war and irredeemable pa per have driven hither. It is impossible to re ceive and employ more till these are gone." —Beard, the animal-painter, has just begun a painting illustrative of the saying, “It rain; cats and dogs.” The picture is not yet enough advanced to be described, as a confused mass of cats and dogs U the only part sketched in. —The Leeds, (Eng.) Mercury says Mr. Rob ert Browning has nearly completed a poem of considerable length which will be published next spring. It is founded on a mediaeval Ro man story. —M. Eugene Chapus, of Le Sport, lays don a this rule as imperative for the Frenchman who wishes to dine in good society:—'"Tho fork must be kept invariably in the left hand, and the knife in the right, without permitting them ou any pretence to rook as is done with certain pieces on the chess board —A few days ago Mr. Bennett of the V. 1 Herald discovered a ring in his establishment which for along time bad been selling the Her ald news in advance of its publication to the Western Associated Press. The stbordinat :, engaged in the business had realized several thousand dollars. They were all unceremo niously discharged. —Dr. Cummiug, the “Great Tribulation prophet, who assumes to bo wise above what io written, has recently delivered himself of the following “solid chunk” of prophetic wisdom “I adhero to the solution I hrvo given of the exhaustion of the great chronological epochs of prophecy as alike most probable and justified by induction/rom events. How soon after 1SGT the Redeemer will return and take the king dom and reign over all the earth I cannot say.’ Of course he cannot, and yet idiotic congrega tions listen with open-mouthed fear and won der to such pulpit bosh! — The old pistol with which Col. Richard M Johnson thought that he killed Tocnmseh, was recently sold by auction.