PORTLAND DAILY Maiablishetl June 23, tse*. Vo,. 3._ ^ PORTLAND, FRIDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 28, 1866. Term. E«,ht DoUar.per annum,in usance. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS D published everyday, (Sunday excepted,) at No. 1 Printers’ Exchange,Commercial Street, Portland, by N. A. Foster, Proprietor. Terms:—Eight Dollars a year in advance. THE -NI^INE STATE PRESS, is published at tho a me place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, nvariably iu advance. Kates of Advertising.—One inch of space,in englk oi column, constitutes i “square.” $1.50 per square daily first week: 75 cents per week alter; three insertions, or less, $1.00; coutinu n^r every other day atier flr«t week, 50 cents. Halt square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one week. $l.no; 50 cents per week after. Under head of “Amusements,” $2.00per square per week; three insertions or less, $1.50. Special Notices,$1.25 per square for the first in sertion, and 25 cents iter square for each subsequout nsertion. Advertisements inserted in the “Maine State PRESS” (which has a large circulation in every par of the State) for $1.00 per square lor first insertion* and 50 cents* per square for each subsequent inser tion. ENTERTAINMENTS. Come to the Levee! T1HE Ladies of ST. LAWRENCE STREET CIR CLE, will hold a Levee at LINCOLN HALL, Monday Evening:, l>eeember 31st. Many Good Things besides a good OLD FASHION ED SUPPER, can be obtained. Also various articles for New Year’s Gifts. Admission fee 25 cents. Doors open at 6 o’cl’k P. M.. |3T Refreshments or other articles may be sent to the Hail on Monday, after 10 o’clock A. M. Dec 28—<13t Portland Theatre. Hirfirrll & Biwuc, Lenfe, & Manajtn. CHANGE OF PBOCBAniBE ! Delightful cuurtammcutb during the Holida, > ! THUBSDA V EVENING, Dec. 27, The great play of the OCTOROON! FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVEN’S, Tho grand Historical Drama of OAPT. KYD: The Wizard of the Gulf ! 9ftUs Rachel .Johnson, the popular Artiste, supported by tho young American actor, 9Ir. B. 91 ucnu Icy, will shortly appear. jUf^Se© Daily Programmes. dec27d3t Mercantile Library Lectures. Tho Second Leciuro of the Course will be deliverd Friday Even’d, Dec. 28th, Id Mechanics’ Hall, -BY Rev. G. II. Ilepwortli OF BOSTON. SUBJECT—“ The Ideal Republic.” Doors open at 6—Lecture commences at 7* o’cl’k. tU^Evouing Tickets 50 cts. at the door. Season Tickets can be secured at the Bookstores of Short & Loiing, Bailey & Noyes, Davis Bros. dc27d2t Pep. order Committee. 2Tew Tear Entertainment. THE Allen Mission Sunday School WILL give an entertainment in the Chestnut 11. K. Chlbch on Monday Evening, Dec. 31st. The Exercises will consist ol Singing, Dia logues and Declamations by the children. There will also be a Tree filled with presents f r every child in the School. Adrai«ftiou 25 Ceuta* Children 15 Cents. JBT* Doors opeu at GJ 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 which the following gentlemen have been engaged. Henry Vincent, E«q., Be?. G. 11. Hep worth, Be?. H. m. Crallaber, 3. B. Gonsb, K«q., G. W. Curtin, Esq., Be?. E, H, Chapin. , The Opening Lecture will be delivered on Friday Evening:, December 21st, -BY IIern\y Vincent, THE ELOQUENT ENGLISH REFORMER. Subject—“The Late American Conflict and the Friends and Enemies of America in England.” Tickets for the Course at $1.25 cun be liad at Davis Brothers, Fore Street; Short & Luring, corner Free and Center St. : at Bailey & Noves, 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 their tick ets by Wednesday, Dec. 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. COOLIDUE, J. Q, TWITuHELL, JAMES BAILEY. dec 14 dtt Ho for a Sleigh Hide f THE pioprietor is now prepared with his BOAT SLEIGH “ENTERPRISE,” to carry parties in or out of the city at the shortest notice. On Wednes day and Saturday afternoons, (when pleasant) will leave head of State Street at 2 o’cl<>ck, to carry chil dren and others, at 25 cts. per hour. Children' under twelve (12) years fifteen cents. N. S. FERNALD. Portland, Dec 19th, 18CG. dc22dtf M AGIO HAIR ReNtorative ! ! NO. 1, Will Restore Gr#j or Faded IIair to Us ORIGIN AL COLOR, EITHER CLACK OR DROWN. Strenglheis tlio hair and gives nourh-nment to tho roots. Makes tlio hair soft and moist. Prevents and cures Dandruff A Splendid Hair Dressing, PROVED TO BE THE Rest and Cheapest in the Market. MAGIC n a. i u i ) y i: iTas only to be implied to the IIair or Whiskers and ! the work is done; no washing. &BT For talc by all Druggists. CHARLES IGWHALL, Proprietor, octl3eod 47 Hanover st, Boston. 3m Holiday Presents ! ! A choice assortment of ALBUMS, (JAMES, TOYS, and the latest JUVENILE BOOKS suitable for Holiday Presents. Also a nice lot of Christman Note Paper —AND— CHRISTMAS CARDS will be bund at C. B. CHISHOLM el ft BO., 307 Congress Street. dec22Jlw Cape Elizabeth Wharf uml Marine Railway Company. Notice of tlie Anannl Mceliug. THE Stockholders of the ab.ve Corporation ore hereby notiiiel iliar tber Annual Meeting will be held at the Counting Boon of J. TV. Dyer, Esq., on Commercial Si reel, on Almday Jan. 1th, led?., at 1 o’clock in the evening, for the purpose of choosing throe Directors, Clerk and Treasurer ror the c suing year, and lo act on anv other business that may le gally come before the meeting. _ . _ Lemuel cobb, cierk. Portland. Dec. 27.1880. dbl” SKATES \ And POCKET CIJTEEBY a, BAILEY’S Gillli Store. doc24 O FREE' STREET » d2w tyEverj style of Job work neatly executed at this office. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Crosmnan’s Polish, Crossman’s Polish. Crossman’s Union Furniture Polish! THE best in the world for Polishing Mahogany, Walnut, Stair-Posts, Rails, Counters, or any kind of Furniture. This Polish has been used by Mr Grossman for the last twenty years, giving perfect sat lathe tion to all. It is warranted to stand a tcmpera ‘ure im.?dre,d degs. of heat, anil is not othei defaced. Furniture polished with It will ?**■ hcifoctly dry and ready for use In five minutes af ter t he Polish is put on. Wh o Seventy-Five and Fif ty Cte. per bottle; anyone can use it hy following the Directions on the bottle. Reference—Messrs C. iV S. Frost,Capt Inman,USA, Messrs. Breed a Tukov, Beuj Stevens, Jr„ Wm. Allen, SI. M. Woodman. For sale by Burgess, Fohes & Co, W. F. Phillips & Co., H. H. Hav & Co, Samuel Rolf. Mauulactory 376 Congress st, up stairs, opposite head of Green st. S. C. BIGGS, Agent, _ doc28dtt_ Portland, Maine. Montreal Ocean Steamship Co. CARRYING THE CANADIAN AND UNITED STATES MAILS. Passengers Booked lo I.ondonderry and I.irerpool. Ueturn Tickets granted at Reduced Bates. The Steamship Damascus, Capt. Watts, will sail from this port for Liverpool, SATURDAY, 20th ' December, 1866, immediately alter the arrival of the train of tho previous day from Montreal, to be follow ed by the —on the 5th of January. Passage to Londonderry and Liverpool, cabin, (ac cording to accommodation) $ jo to *60 Steerage, j.23_ Payable in Gold or its equivalent, kit Fur Freight or passago apply to „ , . „ Ih& A- Allan, no. 3 India st. Portland, Nov. 26, 1866. Deo. 28 dtd Special Meeting! A Special Meeting of the “Portland Army and Navy Union” Will be held Saturday Egeug, Dec 29, at 7 1-2 o’clock, AT ADVENT HALL, Congress Street, to hear the report of Committees, &c., and also to make arra<fo ments for the DEDICATION OF THE NEW HALL of tho Association, now In course of completion. Every member of the Association, and those gentle men wishing to join, are invited to be present. Per order, F. G. PATTERSON. dc28dtd _ Secretary, Singing School! MR. GARDINER will commence his second term tor instruction in Vocal Music at tho Vcs try of tho Free Street Church, on MONDAY EVEN ING, January 7th, 1867, at 7i o’clock. Terms, 21 Lessous, Indies, «2.00 “ Geutlomcu, 3.00 Monday and Saturday Evenings until further no tice. Tickets for sale at tho Vestry. dc28dld Portland & 3fachias Steam Pont Company. THE Stockholders of tho above named Com pan v are herebv notified that their Annual Meeting will be held at the office of Kohn & Sturdivant. 73 Commercial Street, on Tuesday the 8th day of January, 18c7, at 2 o’clock P. M., for the purpose of choosing five Directors, and to transact any other bu siness that may come before them. ty oa to*. WILLIAM ROSS, Clerk. Dec. 28,186G. du Printer Wanted. A Night Compositor on tho Telegraphic Depart ment of the Bath Daily Times. Good wages and permanent employment given to a First Class Compositor. None others need apply. Apply in person or by letter to UPTON & SHOREV? _ , “ Times Office, Bath, Me.” Bath, Dec. 28. d3t To Let with Board. A Large Front Parlor at 31 Froe Street. Also Lodging Room with or without Board. Uec. 28 dlw* • Wanted. A Furnished Room w ith or without Board, lor a single Gentleman ' Address “ O. B. L.,” Box 1717. dec 28 dlw* The Southern Press.—Tim Mobile Adver tiser is moved by the presentation of a gold medal to that true Southern General Thomas by the Tennessee Legislature, to sneer at the general and the loyalists of Tennessee. It says: “If Tennessee herself had presented the med al, it would probably have been of leather, and under the words of General Thomas, ‘We will hold the town till we starve/ she would have placed the inscription, ‘I’m sorry you didn’t.’ ” A paper called the Southern Vindicator is published at Pine Bluff*, Arkansas, the editor ot which considered himself to be expressing Southern opinion when he defined his position only two or three weeks ago, as follows: “If to destroy a tyrant is assassination, then I would destroy the tyrant. . . . When the news of Lincoln’s death reached me, I reioic f“* learned that a man who never identified himself with the Confederate cause struck the tyrant low, I thanked God that He had selected an instrument from tho heart of radicalism, right under the tyrant’s guns, to de prive America of a radical tool. And when I laid down my arms, after a bloody struggle for independence, I thank God, from the fullness ot my heart, that Abraham Lincoln did not live to mock our misery.” Many of the Southern papers are talking With wild vehemence of a renewal of hostili ties. The Charleston Mercury, the pioneer of secession,shows its old passions nntamed since its resurrection,and tenders “to themartjrand suilerer wao occupies the executive chair the services ot the late Coniederate soldiers to put down the traitors of the North.” The Mobile Times says in the same vein, that “the South will resist with force any change in its present political status,” although it probably does not mean precisely that. The Pine Bluff Vindica tor, in another article quoted from above, says; “Let us have no more servility by the press and public men ot the country, Lot us hear no voice counselling submission, but all pro claiming our rights or war.” Sensible Southern Notions.—The Galves ton (Texas) Bulletin, which is doing good ser vice to the Union cause, has an article showing that it is impossible to delay reconstruction, and that the real thing to be done is deeper than legislation can reach. These suggestions have force : “We apprehend that as the rebellion wasjput down, not by any theories, but by education through a hundred bitter defeats, so the new Union will be cemented, not by political legis lation, or by any man’s methods, or all at once. We expect to see as many failures, defeats and disappointments in the five years before us as in those behind us. Many a fine plan will fall short of success, and many a great man of to day will fail in the exigency of to-morrow. The statesmen of Europe, who know by a thousand years’ experience what it costs to reconcile dis affected btates, tell us that our troubles are now just beginning. No special policy can be in sisted upon, for each day changes the state of affairs. Penalties cannot destroy a people, or even a class. Punishments have only a nega tive, never a constructive force. Nothing bad is really abolished until something better takes its place. If the old slavery-society of the South, with it3 peculiar morals, manners and ideas must pass away before the republic can be at peace, the way to supersede it is not to make laws against it, but to supplant it by something Heifer and better. As last as free society can get organized on southern soil, slave society will retreat, as the rattlesnake disappears be fore the plough. As that purer and better or der of society grows, the old and crude system ot the past will go to its own appropriate place. Such a change may appecr to come slowly, but it will be genuine, and will do bet ter tilings for civilization than was ever done before. When it is complete, peace will sink in to the very soul of the nation, and Union be come the essential law ot the millions that swarm the mighty distance," The National Bank Currency.—The six teen hundred and forty-seven National Banks now in active operation had in circulation at the close of last week $298,307,569, secured by United States bonds deposited to the amoun t of $332,467,700. The expense of printing these notes during the last fiscal year was $664,584. 16, and the paper used cost $25,754.50. Over £2,000,000 in mutilated aHd worn out notes have been returned to the Treasury, where they are placed in an immense revolving cylin der, carefully locked, through which a heated stream of acids passes, so that the ink is com pletely removed and a mass of pulp remains. This is bleached and manufactured into envel opes for the use of the Treasury Department. Large amounts of mutilated and worn out fractional currency are thus decomposed, and reconstructed into envelopes. Mail Bobbery.—The Burlington (Vt.) Free Press says the bag containing the night mail from Burlington for Boston, on Monday even ing last, was thrown from the baggage caT be tween Burlington and Essex Junction, by some person unknown, and was found on Tues day under the depot at Winooski, cut open and rifled of Us contents. The bag contained a large number of business and other letters. It was in charge of the baggage-master, who had occasion to leave bis car for a few minutes to go into the passenger car, and the robbery was probably effected during his absence. LATEST NEWS BY TELEGRAPH TO THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. Friday Morning December 28. 1866. --- WASHINGTON. Rejtortu front the Freedmen in South Carolina. Gen. Sherman and Minister Camp bell going to Mexico again. Chief Justice Chase on the kt% tssiniticn Trials. [SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THE JOUli.NAL.j Washington, Dec. 27.— Communications have been received at the Freedmen's Bureau enclosing a letter of Gov. J. L. Orr, of South Carolina, addressed to Gen. It. K. Scott, Assistant Commissioner, dated Dec. 14, complaining that about three hundred freedmen, near Kiugstree, on the Northeastern Railroad, had organized themselves into six military companies, conti ary to the order ot Gen. Sickles. Gen. Scott sent out an officer and had the matter investigated, when it was ascertained that no companies hud been organ ized, but the colored people had held a meeting to discuss the subject of emigrating to Florida the planters about Kingstree having combined in an attempt to coerce the freedmen into can tracts to work the coming year for from six to eight dollars per month wages. It is stated that the feelings of the people in that district are so antagonistic to the presence of a Bureau officer that a number of evil dis posed ones have threatened to take his life — Consequently a garrison has been established there for the preservation of peace and good order. Gen. Scott says in his communication that all organizations ot whites or blacks which are illegal shall be disbanded and the ringleaders arrested. Gov. Orr in his communication to Gen. Scott states that he is ready to co-operate with the Bureau in preserving peace and maintaining friendly relations between the whites and blacks. Upon investigation it was found that no desire existed on the part of the freedmen to form military organizations, but the whole thing originated from the fear on the part of the planters that the freedmen would claim proper remuneration for their labor. Gen. Sherman was stopped at St. Louis by a telegraphic dispatch from the President direct ing him to return to New Orleans, where he will rejoin Minister Campbell, and the two will again visit. Mexico to establish a government by an election. They were directed to do this when they, went there before, but the unex pected action oi Maximilian prevented their carrying out the instructions given them. Cbief Justice Chase, it is said, entertains doubts of the original jurisdiction of the Su preme Court over the Lincoln assassination conspirators now imprisoned at the Dry Tortu gas, and Reverdy Johnson intends now to ap ply to President Johnson for an order lor their release as having been tried by an unconstitu tional tribunal. MEXICO. Affairs in the Central Provinces. MAXIMILIAN'S PROSPECTS. . New York, Dec. 27. City ot Mexico correspondence dated the 6th, states that the return of the Emperor to his throne was received with public rejoicings throughout the country. His army, indepen dent of the French, numbers 35.000 men, and are well fed and clothed. The Imperialists say that if they have no United States troops to contend against, they will have ultimate suc cess. They desire the withdrawal of the French, and consider that it would be the best thing for Maximilian. The reports of the hanging of Escohado are partially confirmed by a Galveston dispatch, and it is now said he was hanged at the insti gation of Ortega. San Francisco, Dec. 26. By the steamer Golden Age, which arrived yesterday, later news has been received from Central Mexico. Coluna, Dec. 15th, was still in the hands of the Imperialists, the report of its occupation by the Liberals being an error, though sur rounded by a large force of Liberals under five different commanders, who from jealousy of each other, would not combine for the capture ol the city. The only success of Juarez was the capture of the city of Sayals, between Co luna and Guadalajara, whereby communication between those places is closed, Laseada was at Tepic, and had proclaimed himself neutral, notifying both parties that they might have tree passage through the territory under his command. The garrison of Acapulco expected to leave in a few days in two French war ves sels for Mazatillo, with the view of marching via Coluna to Guadalajara. The general opin” ion of the best portion of the Mexican citizens, as expressed by private letters from many points in Mexico, is that the Juarez party will be supported. Foreign News per Steamer. New York, Dee. 27. The steamship City of Boston, from Liver pool 12th and Queenstown 13th, has arrived. The vigorous measures of the British Gov ernment against the Fenians had re-establish ed public confidence, and business was reviv ing in Dublin. Prussia has commenced using coercion to meet the hostility to Prussian rule in Hano ver. A deputation of the inhabitants from the town of Hadersleben, had been received by Count Bismarck. In reply to their inquiries the Minister stated that tne popular vote in North Schleswig, whether those districts are to belong to Prussia or Denmark will ho taken, but not until after the consolidation of the state of affairs generally in the Elbe duchies. The Emperor of Austria has ordered to be dropped all proceedings against Marshal Ben edeck and other Generals for their conduct during the war. From the West Iudict. New York, Dec. 27. Advices from the West Indies, dated Kings ton, Ja., 16th inst., and Ponce, Porto Rico, 14th inst., say there is no cholera in Jamaica. The crew of the American barque Mary Hen ry, wrecked on the Cuban coast, have arrived. Business is much depressed. The yield of sugar and coffee in Porto Rico will be abund ant. The English troop ship Simoon has arriv ed from Honduras, and reports disturbances among the natives in the last named colony. Weekly Statistic*--Distillery Seized* New Yoke, Dee. 27. The weekly statistics show 1028 emigrants ar rived here last week, making the number since January 1, 227,443, and that the commutation balance is $44,832. A distillery on the corner of Thirty-ninth street and Tenth avenue, said to be the largest in the city, was seized by Commissioner J. C. Horton yesterday. Its capacity is about 5000 gallons per day. Soldier Shot* Pittsburg, Fa., Dec. 25. Sergeant Dwyer, of the United States army, was shot and dangerously wounded by a soldier named Phelps, who deserted at Crestline, Ohio, while being conveyed with other recruits from Cincinnati to Carlisle, Pa., barracks, and who was captured on his arrival here in a western train. Phelps was under .vrest in Cincinnati on the charge of stealing two hundred dollars worth of clothing. From Charleston. Charleston, S. 0., Dec. 26. The Collector of this port has seized 7,000 ci gars and a quantity of fruit, illegally landed from the schooner Grape Shot, The vessel has also been seized and will be libeled. * Thr Postmaster General in New York. New York, Dec. 27. Postmaster General Randall visited the Post Office yesterday. He made a brief speech to the employees, in which he alluded to the ar rangements entered upon for a new Post Office, and assured the gentlemen present of his efforts to secure for them an increase of salaries* Large Fire in Baltimore. Baltimore, Dec. 26. A fire occurred to-night in a wholesale ware house occupied by Adams & Moultou, hosiery dealers, aud Faust & Hahn, dealers in notions and trimmings, which resulted in a loss of S80, 000. Origin of the fire an overturned stove. Loss covered by insurance. Frightful Accident. New York. Doc. 27. A wagon containing four men ran off a bridge near St. Paul, Monday night, and was precipi tated with its occupants a deptn of 150 feet. All the men were injured but only one was killed _ Negro Hang by n Mob. Louisville. Ky., Dec. 26. ■ i Fosse of men took a negro from Lebanon ja!l, who shot the officer while arresting him | tor the murder oi another negro, and hung I him on a tree. PORTLAND AND VICINITY. New Adveriiaememii To-Dar. ENTERTAINMENT column. Levee—St. Lawrence Street Circle. NEW ADVERTISEMENT COLUMN. Special Meeting—Portland Army and Navy Union. Wantod—Furnished Room. Crossman’s Union Furniture Polish. Printer Wanted. Singing School—Mr. Gardner. Montreal Ocean Steamship Co. To Let with Board. Portland & Macliias Steamboat Company. Till: COURTS. MUNICIPAL COURT. JUDGE KINGSBURY PRESIDING. Thursday.—William H. Dyer on a search and seizure process, paid $22.20. Peter H. Bradley and James Bradley, on a search and seizure process of Nov. 17th, were adjudged guil ty, and the statute fine $20 was imposed upon each of them. They appealed the case to the March term of the S. J. Court. Patrick Kyne, tl.r resisting officer Matthews while engaged in making an arrest, was fined $25 and costs. He could not pay and was committed to jail. Widow*’ AVood Society. This Association, among the oldest and best known in Portland, makes its annual appeal for help. It is quite unnecessary to present its claims, or recapitulate in detail the nature and extent of its charitable work. They are written in the hearts of thousands of impov erished-widows. It may not, however, be out of place to state the billowing facts, as illus trative : In 1865 there were distributed to five hun dred and thirty-one persons, 4461-2 cords of wood, and 30 1-2 tons of coal. In 1866. 509 persons received 411 1-4 cords of wood and 34 1-2 tons of coal, which cost the Society $3,556,49. ' The collections the past year about paid the expenses, and the Society now congratulates itself upon being free from debt relying upon the liberality which has so uniformly characterised the benevolent people ot Portland, the Directors have purchased for the present demands, a large quantity of fuel amounting to several thousand dollars. *a *ecen*- moel'*n8 ot the Society, it was voted that the several religious Societies be re quested to take up their usual collections in its behalf at as early a day in the month of January a9 may be practicable. The amounts thus collected are imperatively needed to meet the drafts upon the treasury. As a large number of churches were de stroyed by the late fire, the members of those congregations, who teel inclined to aid the cause, are respectfully requested to leave their contributions with the following Directors Second Parish—N. J. Gilman Third Parish—Paul Hall. First Baptist—Nathaniel Ellsworth. Seamen's Bethel—*H. H. Burgess. St. Stephens—F. C. Moody. Pearl Street Umversalist—A. B. Holden. We confidently trust that this appeal will be responded to with even enlarged liberality, remembering that the poor will never “ cease out of the land.” Per order. Benj. Kingsbury, Jr. President. The Gothic Furnace—This is one of the most powerful, economical and safe furnaces ever invented, and the popularity and praise it meets with on all sides wherever introduced, is proof conclusive, that its superiority over all others is unquestioned. Its heating properties with economy of fuel combined, together with its simplicity of construction and easy manage ment, place it far ahead of all competitors, as the numerous testimonials Mr. Alex. M. Les ley, its manufacturer, is continually receiving abundantly show. We publish below some of the latest evidences of the above facts in order that our readers may be better able to judge of the merits of the “Gothic” as a reliable and economical heater: ,, ,, r _ Strafford, Conn. Alex. M. Lesley, 605 6th Avenue, Lf. I*. Dear Sir:—“We have had two of your No. 10 Gothic iurnaces in use in Christ Church in this place, one for two years and one the year past VV e have no hesitation in saying that they give perfect satisfaction, and for economy, durabili ty, simplicity of construction and operation are not surpassed by any furnace now in use. W e have not as yet found it necessary to make any repairs to either of them.” Yours truly, JEROME CuiCHER, j „ Robert H. Russell, j <j0m Lewis H. Russell, I , Elbert Wells, } vv ari*ens. “The furnace is in full operation and works admirably.” j. j. Thomas, Kcutor of the Country Gentleman, Union Springs, N. Y. “Your furnace gives perfect satisfaction. We warm our store, 100 x 25, carpet rooms in sec ond story, and public hall in third story, 75 x40 ,®t-„ Nuue but a powerful furnace would do t,U8- J. Jay Joslin, u Poultney, Yt. Ihe Gothic Furnace has been in constant use four winters; it has not cost one cent for repairs. I used less than seven tons of coat last winter- C. W. Smith, Cooperstown, N. Y. Dextek and Newport Railroad.—This is an enterprise in which our city has a large in terest. The distance from Newport to Dexter is four teen miles; the grade is easy, and the expense ol constructing the road is, comparatively, very small. The estimated cost of the road, exclu sive of rolling stock, is less than $290,000. Res ponsible parties stand ready to contract to build the road at the above estimate. The Maine Central Railroad Company have agreed to fur nish the rolling stock, and run tho road, in connection with their own, and pay $18,000 a year as rent. The capital stock of the Dexter & Newport Railroad Company is $300,000. Of this $75,000 has been subscribed in the vicinity - Xt is proposed that tho towns of Dexter and Corinna shall loan their credit to the amount of $150,000, leaving about $75,000 to be raised. This sum, it is thought, may be raised in Portland. There is a large amount of business in and around Dexter, and our merchants are interested to secure the trade. Bangor would prefer a road running directly from Piscata quis County to the Penobscot, and consequent ly cannot be expected to aid this enterprise.— Bath is making strenuous exertions to direct the trade of the eastern and middle portions of the State from Portland, and secure it to her self. The citizens of Portland will not be less alive to their own interests. We understand the matter will be presented to the Board of Trade, and trust it will receive the careful con sideration it merits. Portland Army and Navy Union.—A spe cial meeting of the members of this Associa tion is to be held at Advent Hall to-morrow (Saturday) evening, for the purpose of making arrangements for the dedication of their new hall in the First National Bank building, cor ner of Middle and Plumb streets, which ig now in a process of completion. At this meeting, it will be seen by the advertisement, an opportun ity will be offered for those who may wish to join the Association. High Tides. — The heavy wind yesterday caused extremely high tides. Portions of sev eral of our wharves were submerged. On tho Portland bridge leading to Cape Elizabeth, the railings were carried away in some places, and the water overflowed the bridge to such an ex tent as to render travelling across it dangerous Vessels lying at the wharves were tossed to and fro by the winds and waves, but, so far as we have heard, their fastenings hold and none have broken adrift. Larceny and Arrest.—Yesterday a fellow stole a box of pickles from the store of Messrs. Smith, Donnell & Co. He was observed by one of the proprietors, who followed him and held him until an officer could be sent for, who took him to the lockup. He will find himself in a pretty pickle, as it was the second box ho had stolen from the same place. They let him off on the firs! one, and he showed his ingrati tude in stealing another. Florida Water, an exquisite floral perfume, celebrated for removing tan, freckles, or irrita tions from' the skin, for relieving nervous head ache or faintness, as a wash for tho face after shaving, and imparting an indestructible fra grance to clothing; J. R. Lunt & Co.. 348 Con
gress street. Seizures.—Yesterday the Deputy Marshals seized small quantities of liquor and ale in the shops of Patrick Conness, Centre street, John Fitzsimmons, Pleasant street, William Finch, Commercial street and at the Preble House. The Widows’Wood Society. This worthy charity, which for so many years has been quietly dispensing its benefits among the poor, is again making its appeal to a gen erous public. The work of this Society has been so appropriate that a startling statement of its doings and its needs is entirely unneces sary. Begularly as the seasons revolve, and the biting cold of winter sweeps through the imperfect tenements of the poor, it goes vigor ously to its work lifting the hearts of its recip ients and lighting their gloomy way through “the coldest days of all the yoar.” But to do this, the faithful mauagers must have means. They make their appeal in our columns. It is for the forlorn widow. She has seen as pleasant days as any of us; but now, she suffers for want of warmth, and it is the shortest days of our inclement climate. Tho appeal should bo met as it always has been, with cheerful alacrity. We doubt not it will. Lpt them once more be made comfortable thro'.your kindness and ours, and better th j"i cions ointment will be the blessings that vr ilbe invoked upon your heads by this most deserving class of our poor,—the widow and the orphan. '.ETTEii Boxes.—Some of the small size iron boxes on the lampposts for the reception of totters are to l>e removed and larger ones put in their places, the burfness of dropping letters into these rc teptacles having increased so much as to render the present boxes too small to contain them. The carriers visit the boxes several tunes during tho day and take the letters contained in them to the office, where they are mailed. While upon this matter, we would say a good word for the faithful carriers, who twice a day, storm or sunshine, go their rounds, deliv ering letters and papers to persons to whom they are addressed. We notice, that in Bosi on and other cities it is customary on New Year’s day to make the carriers a present. Tho sum, large or small, is enclosed in an envelope and delivered to him when he calls. Wo would suggest something of that kind to our citizens. The carriers are not overpaid for th e work they periorm, and a slight remembrance to them on New Year’s day, will bo refreshing to them. A Little too Merry.—Late on Christ mas night tho watchmen on Fore street were startled from their reveries by loud and pierc ing shrieks, the treble tones of which sounded ominously on the midnight air. Hastily run nin,; in the direction of the sound, a woman was discovered on the sidewalk with a half grown boy limping around her. It seems that a boqrder in a house near by got merry by tak ing vo much “O he joyful” and as a natural consequence wanted to punch his landlord, who was in bed with bis boy; so he went into the room, and began the exercise, causing the boy to scream in terror, making more music than he wanted, and he caught the boy aud three, him down the stairs. Thi3 induced his mother to join in the chorus while the two men up stairs were putting in the “base” quite lively. The timely arrival of the police pre ven.e.1 any very serious results. p. p Resisting the Police. — Within a few weeks oast there has been more resistance of fered to the police officers while they have been engaged in making arrests, than has been known for a long time. Some of the offenders have been arrested and brought befoTe the Municipal Court and fined from $20 to $25._ There was one of these cases before the Court jcsterday, and a fine ot $25 was imposed which the fellow could not pay, and, of course, he was sent to jail. Sucn fellows must be made to understand that ohi Courts will promptly protect the offi cer ant: punish anyone who interferes with them fn the discharge of their duties. Railroad Smash-up.—The freight train from Boston to this city yesterday morning ran off the track between Wells and Kennebunk, in consequence of the breaking of an axle. It was ou a down grade, and when the first car went off all the others followed suit. Five cars were badly smashed and their debris lay along side .the track. No person was injured. The passenger trains were not delayed as the track was cleared in season for them to pass. M. L. A. Lecture.—The second lecture of the Mercantile Library course will be held this evening, at Mechanics’ Hall, by Rev. G. H Hepworth, of Boston. His subject, is “ The Ideal Republic,” and that in his hands it will be admirably managed no one can doubt. Sea son tickets may be secured at the bookstores named in the advertisement,and evening tickets can be had at the door. Relief Fund.—There were one or two in acuracies in the Tote of the Relief Committee, as published in the Press of yesterday. The following ;s the vote passed: That in the opinion of this Committee, the fund committed to them for distribution, was intended to be applied to the relief of individ ual distress, and that we should not be author ized to appropriate any portion of it to the aid churelf religious 9°cipt? in rebuilding its In the early settlement of our country the greatest anxiety was, how our people could get enough of good wholesome food. Now the manner of living has changed, so that many people really suffer, and enough of every kind around them. Why is this? It is because their food distresses them. Buy one bottle of Main’s Elderberry Wine and you will get relief. Then buy a case. doc4tt Sror.M.—A heavy easterly storm sat in yes terday afternoon, accompanied with violent rain. The weather was quite cold, and occa sionally the rain would be turned into hail be fore it reached the earth. About six o’clock it commenced snowing, and continued up to ten o’clock. 'The wind blew a hurricane, and ves sels on the coast must havo suffered badly. Vocal Music.—The attention of those who are desires of acquiring a practical knowledge of vocal music, is directed to the advertisement of Mr. Gardiner, in this morning’s paper. Mr. G. is an experienced teacher, and his success is too well known to require an extended notice. Fibe.—An alarm of fire wa3 given soon after eight o’clock last evening. We learn it was in a shanty in the “Bite” and that no great dam age was done. Teleobafil—All the lines west were pros trated yesterday by the storm, and not a wire could be made to work between this city and Boston last night. Consequently we are with out our usual night report from the South and West. New Hampsbibb. — At the Congressional Convention for the 2d District, held at Man chester yesterday, Hon. E. H. Rollins of Con cord, present member of Congress from the district, came forward, and after a few felici tous remarks, moved that Gen. Aaron F. Ste vens, of Nashua, be nominated by acclamation. The motion was seconded by a triend of Jas. F. Briggs of Hillsboro’, and favored by the President. The motion prevailed unanimously, and three cheers were given for the nominee and three for the present member from the district. Gen. Stevens accepted the nomination in an able speech. Great enthusiasm and perfect harmony prevailed. From the 1st District Convention, which met yesterday at Dover, we have no further intelligence than that the Convention was largely attended, that Hon. Charles H. Bell, of Exeter, was chosen President, and that an ad journment was had to afternoon, when the balloting would take place.. The telegraph lines being down prevents us from giving the result. Pbice of Gold.—In New York, yesterday, gold was quoted at 10 A. M., 131 5-8, at 10.10, 1311-2; at 10.40,131 5-8; at 11,1311-2; at 11225, 131 3-8; at 11.30,1311-2; at 12.05,1311-2. TDK STATE. —Thu editor of the Gardiner Journal trans planted an apple-tree on the 25th, as a remem brancer of the remarkable weather of Christ mas, 1866* —The farmers in Hancock county, members of the Agricultural Society, have adopted the sensible and practical plan of holding meet ings in the several towns for the earnest dis cussion of subjects connected with their fann ing. —The ship builders of Calais have deter mined to keep up the activity of their several yards the present winter in building substan tial schooners. A propeller is to be built at the Hagar ship yard in Richmond for use in South America. —The trial of Larrabee, the alleged Durham horse-butcher, was postponed front Wednesday to this morning. The evidenco is all out, and the arguments of the attorneys and decision of the Judge alone remain. If bound over the respondent will probably be brought up at the next session of the 8. J. Court, which will open the 4th Tuesday of January. —In tho village ol Liberty, on a little stream that makes tho outlet of George’s pond, and which never fails in the severest droughts, there are twelve dams in the space of a mile, and chances for many more. There is plenty of water and plenty of falls offering extraordi nary facilities for the erection of mills. —Our Fryeburg correspondent informs ug that Benjamin Stickney who was to have been examined on Wednesday on a charge of having set fire to the barn of James McMillan Esq., is found to have left for parts unknown. •—The rain has spoiled the sleighing in Ox ford connty. —Timothy Ricker, an employee on the Bos ton & Maine Railroad, while running from the top of one freight car to another, a3 the train was nearing the depot in Exeter, N. H., on Friday morning last,fell between tho oars, and was so severely crushed that he lived only a short time. He was unmarried and belonged in South Berwick. —The Bath Times says the net proceeds of the recent Orphan’s Fair in that city amount ed to Si,900. An effort will be made to obtain from the Legislature some modification of the Act making a grant to the Association. —The St. Croix Courier says that another marine railway is in course of construction at Calais, by Messrs. Nash, Waite, Demming Sc Sons, and J. Murehie Sc Sons. It adjoins the dry dock. —A dispatch from San Francisco announces the death, at Benecia Arsenal, on the 22d, of Col. Robert A. Wainwright, U. 8. Ordnance Corps. Col. Wainwright was for many years commandant at the Augusta Arsenal, and has many friends in this State. He was a polished gentleman and an able officer. He married a daughter of the late James L. Child, of Au gusta. _ OUUJI DZUABrARIN ON KEC0N8TRUCTI0N.— Count Agenor de Gasparin, the distinguish ed French liberal, writes a letter to the New York Tribune, in which he expresses the opin ion that the Constitutional Amendment, as it stands, can be no final remedy for our troubles, and that even as an expedient there is no cer tain reason to believe that it will bring about the reconciliation of races and the early en franchisement of the blacks. He thinks there is but one way out of our present national dif ficulties, and that is by the path of “Universal Amnesty and Universal Suffrage.” Ho knows, he says, “but one means to insure peace, name ly, utterly to eradicate the cause of war. Uni versal Suffrage will settle the negro question; Universal Amnesty will put an end to the white question.” M. de Gasparin admits that there are many embarrassments in the way ofsuch an adjust ment of the difficulty, but he thinks these are merely local and temporary, and he believes the objections to any other plan must be much greater. Count de Gasparin has ever been among the most intelligent, consistent and faithful friends of this counl ry, and his opinions upon such a subject are entitled to consideration even from those who may dissent from his view. The fol lowing extract from his letter contains its es sential points: If you only establish the equality ot races, .you need have no fear of the lormer Iiebels.— To exclude them from public life would be to exclude the whole South. Instead of the poli oy ot exclusion, adopt boldly the policy of ad mission. It is better to admit the blacks who love you, than to exclude the whites who bate you. Have faith in your Constitution, have faith in liberty, and above all, have faith in tbat God who has never ceased to bless you when you have walked in the path of justice. How glorious will be that moment when you will no longer have either slaves, or helots, or semi-citizens, or proscripts, or persons exclud ed from any privileges whatever—that moment when your noble Constitution will have re sumed its sway from one end of your country to the other, when the most gigantic rebellion of modern times having been conquered by force, will bo conquered by kindness, equity, and generosity! It is important that you should hasten to ar rive at this conclusi m. Exceptional systems have their dangers and you will not have end ed your task till there is neither an excluded State nor an excluded race within your bor ders. Thus everything brings us back to our motto: Equality of citizens, equality of States; or, as I said a moment since, Universal Suffrage Uni versal Amnesty. Nothing is more natural than that you should complete this new Constitutional Amendment by incorporating therein the re pudiation oftho Southern debt, and the solemn guarantee of the Union debt; but, in my opin ion, as to the essential points, everytliing is summed np in the tour words which I have just written. M. de Gasparin scornfully leaves Mr. John son out of the account. He admits that that personage is sure to do all the mischief in his power, but thinks his utmost possible not like ly to be great. Oce Boys and Girls.—Oliver Optic’s now magazine, bearing the above title, is out. The first number contains the opening chapter of a story from the popular pon of the editor, en titled “The Starry Flag, or the yoUDg Fisher man of Cape Ann.” Sophie May, the charm ing author of the “Prudy Books,” contributes a story of “A Quaker Christmas." Mrs. Julia Ward Howe furnishes a poem.—“To Our Boys and Girls,” and the other contributions to the number are from writers very popular with young readers. The Magazine is published weekly by Lee and Shepard, Boston. Price, five cents. “I WILL BE' your Moses.”—The following from a Washington special, illustrates the manner in which Mr. Johnson keeps his prom ise of being the “Moses” of the colored race: Gentlemen direct from military headquarters at Charleston and Raleigh throw much addi tional andstartliDg light upon the negro-whip ping question. It appears that in all country towns the whipping of negroes is being carried on most extensively. The real motive at the bottom of it is to guard against their voting in the future, there being a law in North Caroli na depriving those publicly whipped of the right to vote. The practice was carried on up on such a scale at Raleigh, that crowds gather ed every day at the Court House to see the ne groes whipped. Besides, the sale of freedmeu for slight onences is going forward rapidly in all parts of the State, and some of the planters in the eastern portion are boasting that the old order of things is practically restored for them, as teey now own their gang and have them in good suljjection. Mr. Jonnsou’s set ting aside of General Sickles’s order prevent ing whipping and sale, Is thus regarded as ut terly barbarous, as virtually returning the blacks to slavery. Name Him—The Star confesses that the story it told so glibly about Mr. Spring’s note to the Press, requesting us to refrain from fur ther use of his name, is merely matter of hear say. “One gentleman,” says the Star, “told us so with his own mouth [tongue!] and we shall feel obliged to use his name, if it shall bo call ed for.” This gentleman, it is added, said “note,” though he may have meant “message.” We have only to say in reply that we never received any such note or message from Mr. Spring. If a gentleman is responsible for this erroneous statement, he will see the propriety of correcting it. Mailers ■■ Boston. ltOKRE3po_NDE.VCt OF THE PRESS.] Sunday Amusements-the Christmas holidays BusineSS—Literature— Art—Impeachment of the President. Boston, Dec. 20,180.'.. I have been in the habit fur a year or two past, of spending Christmas week in Boston. It is really a remarkably line village. There is no discount on that statement. Like our blessed baby, too—yours and mine, candid reader—it is alive and growing; not to add—it is kicking. But, after all, why not add it? It is kicking—kicking bard, too; kicking with vigor; kicking itself out of the traces of Pu ritan traditions. Here are a few of the marks of its latest kicks. Amusements are no longer under the ban. Boston, which unce suppressed theatres, (fol lowing the lead of Dr. Beecher) has now six of them in full blast—crowded every fair night, and making piles of money. Operas are gen erously encouraged. Sunday .veiling concerts are all the go. At these concerts the person age with the ox-like feet and the forked tail is chastised around the trunk of a tree with a re markable adroitness. [I use “Reporters' Eng lish”—as Lowell, who ought to know (because he uses it), terms roundabout phraseology— lest I should offend the high culture which has adopted Faust instead ol the Ancient Enemy as the modern representative of the Evil Principle!] The selections arc nominally from religious operas. Hence—aud because of tbe day—they are termed Oratorios. Scraps from “Robert le Diable” (it’s well enough to say it in French)—quotations from “La Somnambu la”—samples from “L’Etoile du Nord" and other very worldly operas, are served up as— oratorios. II Walt Whitman’s idea—that eve rything is equally s ieved—be the correct one, these concerts arc sacred; bnt with our old notions of things, “I don’t see it in that light.” They look j ust a trifle profane. Another mark is Sunday Evening Dramatic Reading;. Davenport introduced this feature of Boston fashionable life. It “took." They will soon becomo a regular “institution.” An attempt was made to open the City Li brary on Sunday. It failed because the AldeT men were afraid to put themselves “on the rocord." Meanwhile, the Reading Room of the Athenaeum is quietly opened. Christmas, which waa»a stench in the nos trils of*the Purifttns, is now a regular holiday and rivals the old and devout Thanksgiving.— Ten years since, it was observed by individuals and Isolated societies only. It has beon a legal holiday for about six years. Everybody ob serves it now. The shops were all shut yester day, excepting during the forenoon, when a few of the jewellers and retailers of gifts kept open. Services were held in all the Episcopal. Catholic, Unitarian, Universalist and Sweden - borgian churches. The other religious socie ties, with hardly an exception, had juvenile or other gatherings, at which the young folks were made happy by presents from Santa Claus. It is estimaied that a million , f dollars were spcm in gins in mis atiu neignboring towns. So I heard a reporter say. I don’t know the basis of the calculation, hut the stores would seem to confirm it. The city for several day3 before Christmas was a “regular jam.” The sidewalks were crowded; the shop3 were crowded. It was hard work to walk a few blocks. A triend of mine counted seven ty borse-cars in one continuous line the day before Christmas, reaching along Washington street, up Cornhill, to Trcmont. The drivers say that lost two hours of the regular time, in consequence of the constant stoppages at stores. Boston has added largely to its population during the year. Its industries have increas ed in a still greater ratio. The city, however, needs more and better outlets. It is bestir ring itself to open communications with the West and to establish lines of European steamers. Much remains to bo done in this di rection. Trade begins to show signs of “slack ening.” After the surrender of Lee there was an unhealthy activity in manufacturing pro ductions. Prices kept up uuder this stimulus. They must come down still lower yet. Whole salers have already made reductions, which are not felt in the retail stores. However, there is no danger of a “crash.” There will be individ ual failures; but trade was never on a more stable basis. The war knocked Southern credit on the head and introduced the cash Bystem largely. The inflation of the currency made it easy to pay one’s debts. Hence, there is no general indebtedness. There is nothing very important in the lit erary way. The fall trade has been quite dull. The old established magazines and publishers hold their own; and the newspapers are mak ing money, I believe, though the natural mod esty of the craft conceals the feet. Edmund Kirkc and Mrs. Howe have just issued a week ly magazine, handsomely printed and proiuse ly illustrated—the “Northern Lights.” It is quite a bright and brilliant affair—a sort of weekly Atlantic, with more sparkle and the owl left out. Nasby is engaged exclusively for it,and theu there is Miles OTteilly, Orpheus C. Kerr, and the inimitable Congdon, formerly of the Tribune, whom Wendell Phillips once called the prince of humorists. Miss Alcott, Miss Bose Terry, Miss Austin, “E. Foxton” and Miss Halo—all A. No. 1 among our femaU1 story-tellers; Shelton, Newell, Oliver Otitic, Stedman and others equally well known are ou the staff of this new periodical. Its success is already assured. Art? Well, there is nothing very important to say about art, either. There is a beautiful and masterly model of a monument to Abra ham Lincoln on exhibition at the Athenteum. It is the cliqf'U'ouvra of Harriet Hosmer. Not a Boston paper has deigned to notice it. Was there ever a closer corporation? A magnifi cent monument to the soldiers was to have been erected on the Common. $100,000 were appropriated for it by tlie Council. It was found that It would cost $60,000 more. A dead lock set in. That is the “present situation.” A monument to Washington—equestrian and ot colossal size—and a monumental figure of Everett will probably be erected next year. I saw three noted men to-day, and heard their opinion of impeachment. Butler brusque ly said that every other remedy was powerless unless the President was impeached, because he could nullify every possible act of legisla tion by Executive influence. Wendell Phil lips said that it was tin; duty of the hour, but he had little faith in Congress. When one leading Republican Senator—whom he named —had 37 blood relations in public office, there was no danger that he would move on the President’s works. Frederick Douglass said that there was no more danger of the Presi dent being impeached than of Davis bein$ hanged. Public opinion here is rather indiffer ent to the subject, although Don glass and Phil lips are often applauded when they say that the President ought to be impeached. C. M. C. Resignation of Db Ray.—Dr. Isaac Ray who was the first Superintendent in the Maine State Insane Asylum, and who resigned for the purpose of taking charge of the Butler Hospi tal for the Insane, at Providence, R. L, is about to retire from the office, which he has held with distinguished ability and success from the com mencement of the institution. The Providence Journal Bays, ‘‘he tendered his resignation to the Trustees several months ago, to take effect whenever his successor might be appointed and it has been by them reluctantly accepted His long administration of the hospital has been attended with th > utmost advantage to all its inmates, and his contributions, alike to tho science and the literature of his profession during this period, have won for him a wido and lasting tame.” The Suez Canal.—The Suez Canal, ae | cording to the Malta Observer, is making good ; progress. An average depth of from seven to nine feet has been obtained from Port Said along the salt water canal, and the rest of the distance to Suez is traversed temporarily by a fresh water one about seven feet deep, con nected with the other by means of locks and powerful pumps. As far as sixty stations the full width ot the proposed ship canal has been excavated to sixty metres, but from that point to the seventy-fifth station and Ismaila the width is incomplete. All that has been done, the Observer says, is done well, and reflects the highest credit on the science, skill and ner j severing energy of the French engineers. The i real difficulties in dredging in a constantly dis solving sand arc now commencing; but well i informed persons entertain hut little duubt i that these and all others may be overcome bv I time and money. vakietiem. The death of E. li. Spence, the sculptor, is announced. He was long a resident of Home. —There is a panther in the neighborhood of Bennington, which is said to have killed over a hundred sheep since he made his appearance, six weeks ago. An ecstatic Washington ecu respondent says Mrs. Senator Sprague has brought home “such a wardrobe!" from Paris. — On Monday a middleuged man ot respectable appearance, who was on his way from C ali for n>a to his home in Maine, died in his seat, be tween New Haven and Wallingford. Deceas c Wa* aPPa*«i»tly in good health when he got aboard the train in New Haven. Atlanta is excitedovor a “gross outrage” of an “irresponsible -oldiery” in “intruding” upon a children s entertainment to remove a oontel erato flag from a Christmas tree. The Intelli gencer of that city urges that the flag, if (hero was one, was “a very little one," and calls for the punishment of the offending officers and soldiers. —Max Strakosch’s opera troupe is in Indian apolis, but the people there do not appreciate it, and on Saturday last the audience was so small that the manager rang down the curtain at abont the middle of a performance t. “C.i pino," much to the disgust of the few who n 1 bought tickets and wantod their money’s worth. —The oorre»poudent of a Plymouth journal complains that in his previous letter, when published, “Tom Boa.-t.tbe Christian uxinisior, ’ was by a typographical error substituted for Von Beust the Aus’rian minister.” —Col. Frederick Ilecker, for seventeen years a citizen of Illinois, and officer in the federal army during the warof the rebellion is support ed by the liberal party as a representative of Marburg to the now German parliament, h s competitor being no othor than C.dut E.. mark himself. —The St. Paul Press cstima.es the present population of Minnesota at not less than tluco hundred and sixty thousand. —Wisconsin will have at the Pari3 Exhibi tion specimens of iron ore and iron, copper ores and virgin copper, lead ores and lead, zinc ores and metallic zinc; from several sec tions of the State, samples of soil, marl, peat, wool, anil other agricultural products; from the manufacturing towns, specimens of man ufactured articles; and Ikom the north, speci mens of timber, furs, &c. NA.WI1Y. Mr. Nasby and the circle of friends of which he is the m ntor, ornament and guide, feeling the nocd of an.institution of learning for the youth of Kentucky, have projected a college.— It came about in this wise: Square Gavitt, Deekin Pogram, Canton Mc Pclter and myself was in the Post Oflis last night, wich, next to Bascum’s, has got tu bo the cheof resort uv the leading intcIlex uv the Cor ners, a t.dkiu over matters and things, when tli Deekin happened to raenshun that bis socuud sun, Elijah, who has inteliek iatu him, wax a going tu start fur Michigan tu enter « college “What!” sed I, “do yu perpos .- to send that liobel youth, Elijer Pogram, to a Ablishnn State to enter a Ablishin college, to suck bis knowlege from a Ablishen source ? Good hvv uns! The Deekin remarked that it was paneioi, but the fact was Elijer must hev a cdjucashin He didn’t bleeve in edjucashen, generally speekin. The common people wuz better off without it, as eiljucasht-u had a tendency to un settle thare minds. Sum edueaslten however is necessary. I design Elijer for Con -res, and he must hav it. He is a tru Pogram,and nothing w ill strike in wich kin hurt him.” “Why not,” sez I, “that the Sutheren vuth may be properly traned, start a college uv'owr own? Why, Deekin, run rbks uv having the minds of our young men tainted with heresy '”’ In acconianco with this hint was immediate ly drawn up the plan of the “Southern Classi kle, Thcologikle and Military Institoot, nvCon fedrit X Roads.” The honors of this institu tion are felicitously apportioned os follows: The Faculty will be, ef we kin sekure them, composed ov thces truly grate minds: Genril Forrest, late C. S. A., Profesor uv Moral Filosophy. Kernel Mosby, late C. S. Professor m Rhetoric and Belies Lettres. Captin McGee, late C. S. A. (in command at Salisbury) Profesor ov Natural Sciences. Genril Magruder, late C. S. A., Professor uv whatevur is understud bi them az is posted iu college matters, ez Claaieks, wich I sbal look up ez soon az I liav time. This iz a killin 2 birds with 1 ston. We not only pervide edjticaslien wich is saif for our young men, but we pervide cr.mfortable places for the heroes of the late linpleasantnias. In addition to these, Deekin Pogram, Square Gavit and myself, each pledged ourselves to en dow a Profesorship iu the Thcologikle Depart ment, to be knowu by our names, and we - hav the appinting uv the Professurs. The Pogram Chair cv Biblical Theology will be offered to Rev. Henry Clay Dean uv Iowa, pervided ho will stipulate to wash his teat ones per quarter and change his shirt at least twice per annum. The Gavitt Chare uv Biblical Litcratoor will be offered to C. Chauncy Burr uv New York, aud The Nasby Chare of Biblical Politks will ba filled by ltev. Petrowieum Vesuvius Nasby, whose eminent fituess for the place is indisput ed. In the Scientific and Classikel Departments the text books will be karefully revised an.l everything of a Northern or levelin tendency will be scrupulously expurgated. Mr. Nasby further assures us that: The young men confided to our cave will re ceive not only a solid collegiate educatiou.cz it is uudetstood at the North, but careful atten tion will lie paid to the accomplishments so necessary to the troo Southern gentleman.— They will be taught draw poker, pitchin dol lars, (real Spanish dollars will bo provided for the purpose.) spittiu at a mark, revolver aud bowle-kuife practice, tournament ridin at rings, (real in jy rubher ring will be provided,)- -this 11 be extra, aud cat-o-uine-tails. The morals uv the students will be soroopulously looked after No card playing will be allowed afore servis on Sunday, ann none whatever with the ser vants. They will be taught to respect them selves. V LUU19U, IIRTC WIU HI V IU uc <\ 141 gO mil' lay of money, which it stands to reason can't be outlayed till its inlayed. We therefore formed an Executive Commit tee, whose dootv it wuz made to solissit funds for this purpose, and to inaugurate a series uv Gift Enterprises, and sich, which is ez follows, Dcekin Pogrom—President. Elder Slathers—Vice President. Capt. McPelter—Corresponding Secretary. Mysell—Financial Secretary. The high standing uv the Board, partikular* ly tho Secretary and the Treasurer, wich let the handliuot the funds, is a sufficient guaron tce that all money subscribed will be faithful! / applied. It wuz resolved, in order that tho Board may present that respectable appear ance wicli their posishun demands, tha. the first funds should be applied to tho purchls uv e tch uv tun a noo soot uv clothes—a step I aut confident the friends uv southern educashcn will approve uv and hartily endorse. I hev hopes in the course uv a week to re port progress. Every subscriber uv $2 75 and upwards will hcv a Honorary Professorship named after hint, or will be made a Honorary Memlter uv the Board ov Directors ez ho clini cs. We regret that we wuz too lait 2 git Ad miral Semtnes 2 fill 1 uv the cluirs, hut we pledge owr frends 2 sekoor his fust looteennt, or sekoud at farthest. We hev hi hopes uv a liberal support from the Dimocrisy North.— Tha cannot hut realize the dangers uv sending their suns 2 sich instytooshuns uv turning North ez must turn them out Aberlishunists or chill at least the ardor ov their Dimocrisy. It is 2 be hoped that kontrfbutions for the buildiu of the institooshuns and its proper en dowment will be kommenst imujitly, ez tliar • is a morgage on Deekin Pogram’s form, and I am in pressin need uv a substantial soot uv winter clothes. Petroleum V. Nasby.P. M., (wich is Postmaster). P. S. 11th inst., 2 days laiter. The succe uv the histitoot is ashored. H. Rives Pollar and his 8 brothers, Ginral Henry A. W is John Mitchell, Loo tenant Maury, Geo. Saun ders, Bell Boyd aad Ginral Early, hcv awl tel egrafft for Professorships. They are willin tho 1st year 2 hoard round. They didn't prepay their desnatches, wich hez 2 some extent, eta barasst the institooshun finanshelly. But wliat an array uv intelleck! P. V. N. An Expensive REcoMsniNPATioN.-i-In the Supreme Court Chambers, New York, on Mon day last, James C. Jewett and others brought action agaiust the firm of Black Bros. & Co ot Halifax, N. S., for recommending to them a young man named Schoulfield, who, it Is alleg ed, defrauded the plaintiffs of $70,000 Mr Black made affidavit that Schoulfield was im properly induced to come to New York by plaintiffs, and moved to set aside his summons to answer, but the Court denied his motiou with costs.