Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, December 29, 1866, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated December 29, 1866 Page 1
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___ ESS. MORNING, DECEMBER 29, Eight IhMars per annum, in advance. _. _ . .. ... —_ TiiE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published voi v day, (Sunday excepted,) at No. I Printers’ KvrhangC. Commercial street. Port!and, by N. A. Foster, Proprietor. I L umh: —Eight Dollar? a year in advance. IUE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the ainc place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, o variably in advance. »:\Ti:<? or AlWEBTIifNO.—Du. iuebo/ space, l U «nptu ol column, const hutea » ;‘i»ouaro." fc-'L.'iO pi .juare daily first week; 75 cents per w<*i'U alto ; three insertions, or less, $1.00; coutiuu* 0 very other flay alter first week, 50 cents. Half square, three insertions or less, 75 cents i one week. tfi.uo; 50 cents per week alter. I n<lev head of “AuiT8EM.KXTS,” $2.00 per square pe> week; tl\TCe Insertions or less, $1.50. Special Notices,$1.23 per square for tlio first in sert ;.in, and 23 rents per square for each subsequent nsen ion. Advcili.-emon!.? inserted in the ‘‘Maine State Press”(which bss a lar^e circulation in every par of the State) f.*r $1.00 per square for first insertion* Mid i.o cents per pnre for each subsequent inser tion. ENTERTAINMENTS. <3 R A. N D Yew Year’s Festival! •~ rrnr. Annual Fc?Uvaloi tjie West Congregational 1 ; abbtilh School and Society will be held at their Church, on Tuesday Evening, Jau’y 1, 1867. Dxcrcisos to consist of uti-.l SpvuUiiiK by the Sabbath School. £IT*D i*tiibutioii of Gilts ft*om heavily laden trees, Social Enjoyment, &c., <fcc. Refreshment Tables abundantly provided with good thing.', Oysters, lec Cream and Confcctionory. Doors (-pea a( G o’clock. Exercises to commence at 7. Aamiisdou, Sabbaili School Cldldrcn Free. All others 15 conus. Doc 2St j, loGG. dc29Uld Ocean Association, Ex-No. 4, WILL COMMENCE TlIEJIt Fifth Annua! Course of Dances, - XT MECHANICS' IIALL, - TOT I! X - Ball on Thanksgiving Night I To bo followed by Throe Assemblies on Tuesday Nights, a IS/ill o*i Christmas Night* n Grand r ire •ucu’n Military and Civic Ball ou New Year’s Night. MANAGERS: President, EDWARD UODGKINS, Vice-President, S, s. IIANNAPoRD, Secretory* A. JH. JACOBS. Treasurtrt», F. J. BAILEY, R. D. Pago.C. H. Phil lips, II. D. Tripp. 3-IT*Tlckef9 for the Course $G; tickets for each of In© Hoi'S #1,50; lick eta (breach of the Assemblies -tl; | f *r too Gallery 50 cents. To be obtained of the Man- 1 agers and at tho dour. M.tsic by Chandler's Quadrille Band. D. IT. Chandler Prompter. Dancing to commence at 8 o’clock. Clothing checked free. November 27, 1807. eodow Come to the Levee! A TnE Ladies of ST. LAWRENCE STREET CIR CLE, Viil hold a Levee at TYNCOTN IT ATT, 1W outlay Evening December 31st. Many Good Tilings borides a good OLD FASHION ED SLi'i LL. can bu obtained. Also various articles tor New Year’s Gitls. P * lec 25 cents. Doors open at 6 o’cl’k i^r'Ref^estniientri or other articles may bo sent to tho Hall on Monday, alter 15) o’clock A. M. Dec 28—d3t Portland Theatre. Bid well «V Browne* Lessen A Managers. CHANGE OF 1’ilOGRAMME ! Delightful entertainments during the Holidays ! THURSDAY liVLXDft, Dec. 27, The great play of the OCTOROON! VBIDAir AM, NAtAiltHAV EVEN’S, #The grand Historical Drama of OAFT KYD: The Wizard of the Gulf ! Miss Rachel Johnson* the popular Artiste, supported by the young American actor, Mr. B. 171»«mi ley* will shortly appear. Jii^See Daily Progrn mmes. dee27d3t New Year Entertainment. THE Allen Mission Sunday School Vf TJJ.L give an entertainment in the Ciiebtxut 7 V M.'E. Cnt:nciT on Monday Evening, l)vr. 31st. Tho Exercises will consist oi Singing, Dia logues ami Declamations by the children. There fill also be a Tree fill* d with presents fr evcrjfschild in the School. A<!itii^<*ioii i5 C«*nt«. Cbildrra 15 Coals. C If* Door optu at (ij o’clock; services commence at 7 o’clock. • dee 27 d4t Mercantile Library Lectures. TIIE fourteenth Annual Series of Public Lectures under the diieetion of the Mercantile Library As sociation will be delivered at MECHANICS’ IIALL. The cofrac will eom-tet of Six Le-lures, for which the following gentlemen have boon engaged. Ilcnry Vincent, E«q., Her. (■. II. ll<!])worili, Kkv. KK. iff. €2iktlaher, J. It. Ooiiqli, Esq-, €i. W. €nnis,Eaq., Rev. E. IV, Chopin. Thf Opening Lecture will he delivered on Friday Evenin';, December 21st, Henry Vincent, THE ELOQUENT ENGLISH EEFOKMEE. SrBJECT—11 The Late American Conflict and the Fricudsnud Enemies of America in England.” I'£?* Tickets for tlie Course at $1.25 can be had at Davis B •other!, Fore Street; Short & Loring, corner Free anl Center St. ; at B iilcy & Noyes, at their new Store, Exchange Street, after Dec. 17. Each member is cullilcd t j two tickets at $1 each, wVi iSt.oi be had a.' the Library Rooms on Lime St., second 4oor from Federal SI. Owing to the limited capacity tlie Hall, members must secure their tick ers by Wednesday, Dec. 10. The Librarv Rooms will bo oponevery evening from 7 until0; also Wednes day am; Saturday afternoons. LECTURE COMMITTEE : E. ORLY, C. E. JOSE, J. C.l'lbxiTOr, C. ll. FLING, M. I. COOLIJ'GE. J. Q, TWITCIIELL, •J AMDS BA1LE Y. dec 14 4ft ___ llo for a Sleigh Hide / rpltE |>t oiirioto** is now prepared with his BOAT I st tlGM “ENTERPRISE/’to carry parties in or out jit* tnc city at the shortest notice. On Wednes day an Saturday mlcrnoons, (when pleasant) will leave bead of State Street at 2 o’clock, to carry chil dren arj others, uu 25 ctj. per hour. Children under twelve 112) years fifteen cents. N. S. FERNALD. Portland, Dec 1 i«th, 18W5. dc22dtf Special meeting S A Special Meeting of the “Portland Army and Navy Union” Will be hcl'i Saturday Eve ns:. Dec 29. at 7 1-2 o’clock, AT ADVENT HA LL. Congress Street, to bear the report o( Committees, J:c., and also to make at rage men.s for th DEDICATION OF THE NEW' HALL of the Association, now in course of completion. Everyutembtr oftlm Association, and those gcntle mei v.ipdng to join, are invited to be present. iJt i orJor, F. b. PAT lidiSbM, Oe^EdM Secretary, Seizure of Goods. NOTU’K »h hereby given that the following de served goods, wore seized at this Port, Dec. 11, 1803, foi i vlotatl.il of the lie venue Laws: On bond Steamer Eew fork, One trunk contain ing two Goats, sundry small articles of wearing appa rel, and5#£ d<>7.. Kid Glove*. Any nertsin or persons claiming (be game, are re 3aea»cd to npjH* ir and make such claims within *20 xvs fi’oiii the dnta hereof, otherwise the said goods v.i?l be disposed of in accordance with the Acts of Congress in such eases made and provtie,]. 1'ikAi.L Vv ASUBUItN, Jn., . Collector. Portland, Pec. I I, l^CfT. dcrlSdlnwUw Itcmcdc pour L'lvresxe. rpIIJS MEDICINE Cures Intemperance. By plac 1. ing it in any liquid drank by the paiient, the de sire foi .u toxica tin? liquors will be removed. The mixture is harmless, being prepared by a regular physician, i Tup-r directions accompany each pack age. Sent anywhere bv express, for S3. Address IIIlDlCAL AGENCx, 13, Trcmont Itow, Boston, Mas*- dec 24 dlw S It A T K S ! And POCKET I T (M Cl at ' BAILEY’S Gnu Stoi*e. dec-1! 9 FREE STREET 9 d2w " NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. HO L I DAY GIFTS! NECK T I ES ! -AND ELEGANT SCARFS SILK HANDKERCHIEFS k , \ oiv 1 *• '* •• V.-Al .o/‘. in new htyles. GLOVES AND MITTS in the beat qualities, Just received. Charles Cnstis &, Co., MORTON BLOCK, dee29d?t COSTRRENN STREET. To D. V. CORNER, Clerk of Si. Ntepken’. Parish ia Ike City of Portland, Maine. YOU are hereby required to notify and warn the Pew holders and members of Saint Stephen's Parish to most at Shopley and Strain's Office, Ex change Street, Post Office Building, Saturday even ing January 5th, 1867, at 7 o’clock, fur the following purposes, viz; 1st. To cbooso a Moderator. 2d. T’o determine whether the Parish will build or purchase a Church. 3d. To transact such other business as may then and there come before said meeting. Given under our hands and Seals, this Twenty Eighth Day of December, 1866 TIM. B. TOLFORD, (Seal)) Assessors of S. T. CORSER, (Seal)} St. Stephen a CHARLES SAGER, (Seal)) Pariah. By virtue of the foregoing Warrant to mo directed, I hereby warn and notify the Pen holders and mom bore oi Saint Stephen’s Paiisli, in the City of Port land, to meet at the time am. place and for tlw pur pose therein specified. Dated at Portland, this Twenty-Eighth Day of De cember, 1866. , D. F. CORSER, Parish Clerk, doc 29 dTt Why Suffer from Sores? When by the u»c ot the ARNICA OINTMENT, yi u can easily be cured. It ha* relieved thousands from Burns. Scalds, Chapped Hands, Sprains, Chilblains, Sorb Lips, Warts, Cuts, Boiia, Eruptions, and retry complaint o/ the Skin. Tty lttbrit costs but 28c. Be sure to ask for HALE'S Alt NIC A OINTMENT.—Vur sale bv all Druggists, or Bond 30c to O. P. Seymour A Co., Boston, Mass., and receive a box by return mail, dec 29 SN dim Sleighs, Fungs, Rohes, Ac., At Auction. ON TUESDAY, Jan let, at 11 o’clock A. M, on the new Market lot, Lime St. we shall sell two new Sleighs, 4 new Punga, C second-hand Sleighs and Pones, Wolf, Cuon, White Astrican, Buffalo, Fancy and Lap Robes. Horse and Army Blankets, Harness es, &c. The moat of this Stock is new and of the best qual ity. dc29«ltd H. B4ILEY & SON, Auctioneers. WANTED! A man to take tho Agency of Bigelow’* Pa tent Clothe* Fraiae tor the State o' Blaine. Whole capital required not over $500. BadnesH will pay $!lOOO per Year. Apply to or address BMT, CiOODNOW & CO., Patent Agents, 10 Court Street, Boston, Maas, dec 29 tllw House for Sale, SITUATED on the corner of Lincoln and Ander son Streets. It is a new house, one and a half stories, with an ell—good well of water, &c. House nearly finished. Lot 30 by 69. Price $ 1,600. Terms easy. v Apply to PATTERSON & CHADBOURNE, Dealers in Real Estate, “Morton Block,” dc 29dlw Next above the “Preble House.” Wanted Immediately I A First Class Lady Teacher! To take charge of the English Department in a Seminary. Apply to D. C., Box 276, dc29*f3w Saint John, New Brunswick. PA I NTS A XI) OIL CHEAP 1 Just received m bond, mid for sale dutt fhbe, for use on the burnt district, Strictly Par. English Lead and Oil ! Rebuilders will effect a great saving by purchasing in this wav. ‘ Every description of PAINT STOCK at the lowest rates by J. W. PERKINS & CO., doc29d2t 86 Commercial street. Dressed Hogs! A LOT ot very choice Dressed Hogs, Just received, and for sale low by KINO, THURLOW & CO., dcctMJt- 166 Commercial St. Board. A PLEASANT Room, with board, suitable Ibr a gentleman and wife, and two single gentlemen,at No 56 Chirk street. dc2Sdtf Hogs. Choice lot just received by M. (i. WEBB & CO., dc29ulw No 81 Commercial St. Arrival of I be Nava Heoliun. Steamship Nova Scotian, Capt. Wylie, from Liverpool 13th and Londonderry 14th, arrived at this port at 1 o’clock yesterday, bringing 17 cabin and 251 steerage passengers, and a large cargo. She has experienced very bad weather throughout the passage. We arc indebted to the Purser ior files of pa pers. The news has generally been anticipated by the cable telegraph. We make a few ex tracts: OREAT BRITAIN. The seizure of steamer Bolivar in the Med way, on suspicion of being a Fenian cruiser, has been announced. The suspicions proved wholly erroneous. Ail doubt as to her charac ter was entirely cleared up the day after her seizure. She was built for the Government of the United States of Columbia, under the sanc tiod of the British Foreign Office. Her duly commissioned commander. Captain Little, had presented himself before Admiral Walker, at Chatham, and the whole transaction appears perfectly regular. The cattle plague was again causing some alarm in England, an increasing number of cases occurring. FRANCE. A special telegram to the London Times says, it is asserted that the question of the departure of Empress Eugenie for Borne has been decid ed in the affirmative. The Moniteur publishes a plan for the reor ganization of the French Army. It agrees, in the main, with the particulars already made known. The Moniteur says Maximilian was still at Orizaba on the 9tlx of November, and nothing had transpired to show his ulterior intentions. It represents that a concentration of the French troops was progressing, without important in cident. ITALY. The Peter’s pence offering since September, 1859, amounts to fifty-three millions of francs. PORTUGAL. Tlie Queen of Spain reached Lisbon on the 11th. She was received by the King at the Bailway. The city was illuminated at night. HUNGARY. The lower House was to discuss, on tho 15th, the dratt of address. The address states that the royal prescript has not delayed the appre hensions entertained by Hungary. Notwfth st.Hiding the promises and acknowledgments of national rights contained therein since the request of the Diet for an immediate re-estab lishment of the Constitution, it has not been complied with. The address requests the Em peror not to render satisfactory reconciliation impossible, by postponing the re-establishment of a legal base of public affairs, and concludes, by requesting his Majesty to grant means and opportunities to the Diet for effecting a satis factory compromise, and by praying that am nesty be extended to atl political offenders. The extreme left of the lower House have resolved to submit to the Diet a separate -draft of address. The Ministerial Conference on the Constitu tion of the North Germ in Confederation would meet at Berlin Dec. 15th. Prussia is represen ted by Bismark and Von Savigny. Provincial correspondence hopes the meas ures recently adopted by Hanover will serve as a warning, and relieve Government from the necessity of carrying out severe measures, which it had resolved, in case of need, to adopt. — The merchants and business men of Ban Francisco will give a grand inauguration din ner in honor of the departure of the steamer Colorado, the first of the great Chtna Line.— The departments of the State and national gov ernments, and of the municipal governments of New York and San Francisco, the Chamber of Commerce, the Pacific Railroad, Chinese merchants, etc., will he represented. —J. Ross Brown and party, consisting of sev eral members of the State Geological Survey of I California, have left San Franciscofor the puj i pose of making a full and complete topograph - | ical and geological survey of Lower California. I LATEST NEWS BV TELKURAPH TO THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS. ———: Saturday Morning, December 29, 1866. — --—»^»»‘-—s WASHINGTON. Duties on American mid French Vessels. THE MEXICAN QUESTION. The Admission of Southern States. The iMauarre at Fort Phil Kearney. Washington, Dec. 28. The President has issued a proclamation re voking the exequator of Gerhard Jonssen, Con an! of Aldcnburg at New Tork, he having re fused to appear before a court in that city to an swer in a suit on the plea that he, a consular officer, was thus seeking to use his official po sition to defeat the ends of justice. There is authority tor stating that at 11 o’clock A. M., Jan. 1st, 1867, the President will receive the members of the Cabinet, Foreign Ministers, Judges of the Supreme Court ot the District of Columbia, and of the Court of Claims. At 111-2 o’clock the officers of the Army and Navy and Marine Corps will be le ceive I. The reception of citizens will com mence at 12 o’clock, noon, at which time the gates of the enclosure will he opened, and will terminate at 2 o’clock P. M. Ladies will be re ceived. The President issued this afternoon a proc lamation declaring that he has received through Minister Montholn satisfactory evidence that vessels belonging to United citizens will, after Jan. 1st, not he subjected to higher duties than are levied upon vessels of French citizens. He therefore proclaims that French vessels will he subject to no higher tonnage rates than those of the United States. The question of sustaining Juarez in his war against the Imperial usurpers of Mexico, and the contending factions of that country for an other year, involving as it does the safety of American interests, is being seriously discuss ed at the present time, and it is understood a movement is on foot looking to the raising of a loan for that purpose. Gen. Banks' committee is said to be favora ble to the proposition of a loan, and confidence is expressed that the committee will report a hill. The Senate and House Committee are con siderably apart in their views of the Wells’ Tariff project, hut a further interchange of opinions and ideas will no doubt pnt the mat ter in a sill-factory light. Soon after the assembling of Congress a vig orous effort will he made to commit the two houses in securing the admission of any single Southern State, or any number of them, vrtio shall accept the Constitutional Amendment.— Some of the Representatives of the South as sert that this proposition as a finality has never been made in Congress, and there is a growing desire that it shall be made as early after the re assembling as possible. Quite a number of re publican members stand pledged to vote for such a bill. A despatch received at Headquarters of the Army from Fort Laramie confirmed the state ment of the terrible massacre which occurred on Friday, the 21st inst., near Fort Phil Kear ney. Brevet Col. Filleman, Capt. Brown and Lieut. Grammond. of the 18th infantry, with 91 enlisted men of the 2d cavalry and 188 in lantry, were surrounded by the 'Indians, and every officer and man killed. Gen. Grant has recovered from his recent sickness, and was again at his office this morn ing. The President, to-night, visited the Masonic Fair by invitation. He was received by the Knights Templars with the honors of the order. A large number of spectators forming in line passed to where he was standing. From New Orleans. New Orleans, Deo. 28. The Congressional excursions ts ware hearti ly received last night, and have been entertain ed by the city and citizens to-day. This even ing a grand dinner will be given by the city in their honor, and to-morrow they will have a reception and then depart. The loss of life by the burning of the steam er Fashion, on the Mississippi river, will prob ably reach sixty. _ New Orleans, Dec. 28. The forcible release of Capt. Craig from the jail at Seguin, Texas, lias cause 1 considerable excitement in that neighborhood, inasmuch as it is regarded as a triumph of the military ever the civil law. Craig was imprisoned by the or der of Judge Ireland, for theft, in taking cer tain important papers from the clerk’s office in the Seguin district, but threatened then to se cure military aid for his release. It is now re ported that he has done !bo, thus rendering the indictment found against him by the grand jury for the present, at least of no ef fect. Mexican A (Taira. New Orleans, Dec. £7. Mexican news of the 21st inst, has been re ceived : The Emperor, in a circular, says he accepted the throne, being assured that such was the na tional will. Civil war, he says, nevertheless continued, which compelled him to inenr great expenses. Subsequently the Emperor Napole on announced that he would discontinue the aid he had advanced. He (Maximilian) was therefore obliged to withdraw his troops and dissidents occupied a number of cities thus abandoned. This encouraged them to inorease their efforts to overthrow the government— Then came tho action of the United States to wards securing a Republican form of govern ment. An allusion is made to the manifesto on the subject of a National Congress previously issued. The Emperor has arrived at Puebla.— An address from tho Ministry of Foreign Af fairs and Marine has been presented to him. Horrible Slaughter by the Indians. Fort Laramie, Dec. 27. The Indians are very troublesome, and the troops at Fort Phillip Kearney have been al most in a state of seige. On the 22d inst a number of Indians cauie near the post and Bre vet Lieut. Co). W. J. Felteman, Capt. T. H. Brown, and Lieut. Grummond, all of the 18th Infentry, gathered hastily 3D men of Co. C, 2d cavalry, and 45 men of the 18th infantry, and went after the Indians. The troops were grad ually drawn on until at a point lour miles from the fort, when they were surrounded and slaughtered, not a man escaping to tell tho story of disaster. The bodies were stripped of every article of clothing, and scalped and mu tilated. Three bodies were found iu a space not larger than a good sized room. Nearly all tho bodies were recovered and buried in tho fort. Terrible Tragedy ni New lilm. St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 28. Wc learn of a terrible tragedy at New Ulm on Christmas day. Two men named Campbell and Liscoinb bad come in from a trapping ex pedition. During an altercation in a saloon one of them stabbed a resident of New Ulm named John Spinner, severing a main artery and caus ing death. The sheriff arrested Liscoinb and Campbell, and while on|their way to jail hand cuffed, they were set upon by a mob, beaten with stones and sticks of cord wood, and taken from the sheriff and hung. Evan while hang ing the mob cut and hacked their bodieB in a shocking manner. Their bodies were still hanging and frozen stiff the next morning — Campbell and Liscoinb served in Company F, 2d Maine Regiment, and were men of good character and respectably connected. Steamer Bui'ue.l—Twenty Live. Dost. _ _ New York, Dec. 28. The W orld has the lollowing despatches: Vicktburg, Mitt., Dec. 27.—The steamer Fash ion, a splendid vessel engaged in the trade be tween this city and New Orleans, was burned this evening about 12 miles above Baton liougc. Twenty lives were lost, but tho names of the sufferers have not as yet been ascertained. The oaptain and the other officers of tho boat were saved. The cargo, consisting of 2600 bales of cotton, was a total loss. Frauds Upon the Revenue Not Confined to Whiskey Distillers Alone. * . New York, Deo. 28. It is known that some of our largest silk and lace importers perpetrated huge swindles upon the Government by means of undervalued in voices, or other contrivances which they have invented to meet present emergencies. One house alono was compelled to pay $80,000 in gold for an attempt to evade the law. Destructive Fire at Wavreusburg. „ „ _ St. Louis, Dec. 28. By the great fire at YY arrensburg twenty-two buildings were destroyed, and a lo<s of $2u0 000 sustained. The fire swept both sides of Pino Street. Gen. Sherman arrived here to-day. VInlilie Disaster. Holmes’ Hole, Dec. 28. The stem of a vessel has drifted ashore on the north side of the YTineyard with “ Boston ” on itj An unknown bark is in Tarpaulin Cove with loss of mainmast. THE STORM. The Moat Severe Since 1833—Hnilroad CeanuakatiM Snapended*-Henvy Vail of Saow. Albany, N. Y., Deo. 28. The storm yesterday was the most severe since 1835. Twenty inches of snow fell, which is terribly drifted. Railroad communication is entirely suspended. The train due here yes terday at half past four, P. M., ran into a snow drift a few miles west of here. Efforts were made to reach the train from the city with six locomotives and two coaches, bnt they could not proceed beyond the city limits, the snow being drifted higher than the locomo tives. No trains have arrived or been despatch ed to-day, nor is it likely any will be sor some time. The drifts on the Boston road are said to be enormous. Several trains were snowed underon the Hudson Railroad. Nearly all the telegraph wires between here and Buffalo are down. A dispatch from Syracuse says tho train there is snowed-under. Troy, N. Y., Dec. 28. There is two feet of snow here. Tho streets are blockaded, and trains of cars are within a few miles of this city but cannot reach here.— No trains have arrived since yesterday noon, and none left. It is the greatest storm in twenty years, and still continues. Nrw York, Dec. 28. A fresh wind from the south-west has pre vailed since last evening, causing very low wa ter in our rivers. Perry navigation is very difficult on all sides of the city on this account, and such is the effect of the ebb tide that the steamer Australasian, from Liverpool, is now aground in the bay. Three schooners are re ported ashore inside Sandy Hook. Hudson, N. Y., Dec. 28. The storm last night was the most severe ever known in this city. Every avenue to the oity is blockaded. The Hudson Sc Berkshire Railroad is completely closed. Four passen fer cars on the Hudson River Railroad were lown from the track last evening, but without serious damage. Trees and fences in all di rections are biown down. The damage done was very great Goderich, C. W., Doc. 28. A fearful snow storm has prevailed here for the last ten days- No trains have arrived since the 28th. The railroad is completely blocked and the storm is still raging. Quebec, Deo. 28. The wind blew a hurricane from the East last night. It is now snowing and drifting.— The river is full of ice. Thermometer 2 above. Barometer 28—80. Boston, Dec. 28. Very little anew has fallen in this vicinity. The wind continues fresh from the West. At sunset the thermometer stood 22 degrees above. At White River Junction, Vt, eight een inches of snow fell yesterday, and the storm seems to have extended over that State and portions of New Hampshire. B unfair, N. Y.. Dec. 29. The wind is strong and blustering; ther mometer 18 degrees above zero. There is a dreadful storm between Hamburg and Dunkirk. The snow drifts are from five to twelve feet deep in places. The hands have stopped work on the road until the storm abates. Two freight (rains collided this afternoon on the Niagara Falls Road near Knowlesviile.— The two locomotives were smashed up and sixteen cars were badly broken. The Lake Shore Road is completely blocka ded to Dunkirk. Passengers from the West are ferried at the latter place to the Erie Road. The Central Railroad sent out regular trains to-day. The through train from Schenectady has arrived. The road will be all right in a day or two. The trains on the Great Western Railroad are arriving and departing on time. Lose of the Steamer Commodore. Riveb Head, L. I., Dec. 28. The Sound steamer Commodore has gone ashore one mile north of Horton's Point, and now lies bows out of water, the tide having iallen. Three boat loads of passengers have been landed. The steamer is last breaking up. No lives were lost. All on board were safely landed. A portion of the freight and all the baggage may be saved. The steamer will be a total wreck. Her passengers have all gone for ward to New York. The Commercial says the ?OI5T£!ZTa w“ valued at $180,000; insured for $00,000. _ New Yobk, Dee. 28. Passengers arrived famish the following:— The steamer Commodore left her dock at the usual hour last evening and proceeded well until about 8 P. M. A most terrific gale then arose from the West and prevailed with intense violence. The steamer labored very heavily until off Cornfield lightship. There she broached to and instantly became unmanagea ble, her smoke-stacks going by the board.— There was a general breaking and crashing of lamps, tables, chairs and fixtures in the saloon hall, state rooms and cabin. The stoves top pled, and it was only by the utmost exertions of the crew and passengers that the vessel was prevented iTom burning up. There was an alarm of fire but the homes were soon extin guished, and did but little damage. At ten o clock the fires were all put out and danger from that source averted. From II o’clock hist night until 1 o’clock this morning, the vessel was wholly unmanageable, and all on board expected her to go down. It would be impos sible to describe the scene. Many persons were constantly engaged in prayer and a few lost their self-possession entirely. The wind turned from the West, and the tide came in from nearly an opposite direction. The pilot and engineers endeavored to get the vessel ashore on Long Island. For two long hours the steamer drifted at the mercy of the waves The captain and pilot were successful only in keeping her head nearly South. The flood tide setting her toward the Long Island shore, ““ v ill me uiurnillg nonon s Point was made, the ga’e continuing without abatement. The steamer gradually drifted in Little Bay, two miles West of Horton’s Point Light. The anchors were then dropped in about two fathoms of water. The cargo had been thrown overboard. The pumps were kept constantly at work, at the same tame two lines of bailers were formed and did admirable service. In this condition the boat lay until daylight, when the water gained so rapidly that it was decided to beach the vessel, which was done most successfully. The gale becom ing still more furious—if such were possible— enorts were made to launch the file boats. The largest of six or seven was lowered, and twenty persons took their places in it and went upon the breakers. Nearly all on board leaped into the water and escaped on shore leaving the boat in possession of an officer who could not manage it. Another boat was low ered which took a line ashore, which was fast ened there. By its aid the first boat returnad to the vessel and thus carried five loads to the land, which comprised all the passengers. At the Peconic station of the Long Island Rail road, they took cars for Horton’s Point. It is reported that two men, emigrants, were wash ed overboard, but we have no positive evidence of this. The Commodore proved herself a re markably strong boat, otherwise not a passen ger would have been saved. The Plymouth Rock will take the place of the Commodore on the line in a few days. Secretary McCulloch’s Tariff Bill.; New York, Dec. 28. The Tribune’s special Washington dispatch says the proposed new tariff of Secretary Mc Culloch opposes the protective legislation of the House of Representatives last summer, and embodies the,views of the opponents of the legislation. It is a triumph of the foreign im porting interest over the manufacturers and laborers, and in effect enact sufficient rates of duty under which the industry of the country is now perishing. On some articles it proposes an advance over the present rates; on others he reduces the rates. The free list he enlarges considerably, but on the whole his scheme is a re-enactment of the existing tariff. From Fortress Mosrse. Fortress Monroe, Dec. 28. A strong northwest gale sprung up late yes terday, and the thermometer kept falling all night. The cold is more intense to-night. The James River is closed down to City Point, and ice is rapidly forming In Elizabeth River. The ship Callao, with guano, and the ship Lawrence have been ordered to New York. The steamer New York arrived at Norfolk to-day, and reported no wreckers in sight — When they passed the ship Rangoon, ashore on Chincoteague Shoals, she laid head off shore and the topsails were flying loose. Also a bri^ had gone ashore just north of the Rangoon. Canadian Affair*.

„ Toronto, Canada, Dec. 28. Gen. Lishead succeeds Gen. Nanier in com mand of the Western District, with his head quarters at Toronto. Col. Lynch, learning that Roberts had for warded thirty-five overcoats for the Fenian prisoners, declined to receive them, not wish ing. he said, to have his name used as a “catch pennv.” Tho jail is warm and comfortable, and the prisoners in need are supplied with prison clothes, The snow is three feet deep on allevel west of Strafford. A Whole Family Poisoned. Milwaukee, Dec. 27. Tho family of Frank Culver, near Ripon, Wisconsin, was poisoned by Rtrychnine on Christmas day. It had purposely been dropped into the teapot, and they swallowed it while ! drinking tea. The supposed poisoner is an j Italian who had recently been discharged from ; service bv Culver. All were living up to eight o'clock Christmas night. FENTAJfS. ' The Fenian Excitement still at Fever Heat. A Simultaneous Rising Ex pected. Another Prisoner Sentenced to be Hung. Hew York, Deo. 38. The Herald s correspondence from Ireland, dated Queenstown, Desember 13th and Dublin 12th, shows that tho Fenian revolution ex citement remained at fever heat. There were sixteen British war vessels in and off Queens town harbor, and the loyal and wealthy inhab itants of the rural districts were Hocking into the garrisoned towns for safety. Stephens was thought to be in the South. It is said that a rising would take place simultaneously In the counties ef Cork, Waterford, Limerick and Kilkenny, tho Fenian centre thus forming a sort of headquarters quadrilateral . New York, Dec. 28. In the Fenian trials at Sweetsburg, Canada, yesterday, Michael Crowley was found guilty but sentence was postpoued, on motion of Ins counsel, who claims arrest of judgment on the ground that the jury should have been dis charged without rendering a verdict, as they reported at one time that they could not a-rce. Gijgan, Morrill, Carroll, McDonald and tow ard ar.: all discharged, and there remains bu one of the lot, Crawford, yet untried. „. . , _ , Quango, C. E., Dee. 28. Michael Crowley, whs was yesterday found guilty by the jury at Sweetsburg, lias been sen tmeed to be executed Feb. 15th with the other Fanians. Crowley is a British subject. Swebtsbuby, Can., Dec. 28. Counsel Devlin moved an errest of judg ment in tlie base of Crawley, because the pris ontr was acting on the 9th or June under the orders oi Gen. Spear. The Judge sentenced the prisoher to be hung February 16th. George Crawiord pleaded guilty to receiving stslen good3; and w® sentenced to three months imprisonment. T. . touoxto, C. W.,Dec. 28. President Roberts, finding that the Roman Catholic Bishop here does act as his agent, has transmitted $200 to the House of Providence, to be applied us they deem best in assisting the Fenian prisoners. A number of Gorman and Swedish emigrants' Eassed here to-day en route to Chicago and St. ouis. From California. • . 8ak Francisco, Deo. 28. The memorial to Congress asking a divis ion of tho.territory, will probably pass the Leg islature. It is proposed to name the new terri tory Columbia. The private grain circular states that our wheat receipts and exports for the past six months, are larger than for any entire year heretofore, and the surplus still remaining for export is not far from 125,000 tons. The gold deposits iu the branch mint in this city, fsom December 1st to the 22d inclusive, at which time the mint closed for tin annual statement, are 26,300 ounces, and the gold coin age about $20,000,000. The Vlissouri Troubles. Jefferson Cur, Mo. Dec. 28. A delegation from Lafayette has been in consultation with Gov. Fletcher, who promise that the citizens of that county will unite in enforcing the laws and driving out bushwhack ers. The Governor is said to have agreed with them that only a small force shall be left there The delegation speak highly of Col. Montgom ery and his men. Recovery of Moira Securities. . . Philadelphia, Nov. 23. The tin box stolen yesterday from M. Byard’s office, was picked up in Callowhill street by a lady and restored. It contained all the securi ties stolen except the govt-rnment coupon bonds, which had been remt Telcgrapki* Summary. Owing to the effect of the storm on the tele graph wires we were unable to give yesterday our usual reports of Western and Southern news. We append a summary of this intelli gence. The Treasury Department, in view i f state ments that deposits have been made with un authorized institutions, has caused to be pub lished the provisions and requirements of tho law governing the deposit of public funds.— They are as follows: Deposits of collection or receipts of all public moneys by all kinds of U. 8. officers with the Tresasurer or an assistant,except receipts from customs as hereinaiter mentioned, with a na tional hank, designated as a depository under the provision of the National Currency act, end with no others. The collectors of internal revenue are required to deposit their collec tions in the particular depository indicated to them by the instructions from tie Commis sioner of the Internal Revenue. Collectors or deputy collectors, who deposit with banks, bankers or others not authorized as deposito ries render themselves amenable to the penal ties prescribed by the law. Dnties being in coin, can be made only with the treasurer or an assistant treasurer, or such other public offi cer as has been designated a depository. Na tional banks that have been designated as de positories of public moneys, are not authorized to Toceive deposits of coin. Deposits t-f disbursing officers may bo made with the treasurer or assistant treasurer of the United States, or with a depository specially authorized for that particular purpose by the secretary. ■ine attention ot pniuic ofllcers interested and of banks, bankers and others not author ized as depositories of public moneys, is espec ially called to the fact that all violations of the act subject the parties transgressing to severe pains and penalties under a conviction for fel ony. The laws are very stringent against all offi cers charged with deposits and disbursements of moneys. Among other things they are for bidden to invest public money in any kind of property or merchandise. They cannot for any purpose not prescribed by law, transfer or apply any of the funds. All such acts are de clared a felony. Bankers, brokers and others knowingly counselling or abetting such trans actions will on conviction be severeiypuuished* A robbery was committed on Wednesday in Philadelphia of government and local bends amounting to $200,00<t. Colonel Sawyer, Adjutant-General on Gen eral Sherman’s staff, died on Wednesday night in St. Louis. The revenue officers are fugitives from the disturbed counties of Missouri. The Bushville and Connersville Railroad in Indiana was opened on the 26th inst. The Maryland Legislature meets on Wednes day next. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis of Iowa died recent ly at Council Bluffs. He served in the late war as major-general ot volunteers. The City Council of Naslivillo, Tenn., has re solved to impose a tax of one per cent, on all sales by agonts from other cities, and to re quire the payment of $300 annual license by such agents. the crew ol the American barque Maria Henry, wrecked on the coast of Cuba, have reached Kingston, Jamaica. A Toronto dispatch says immense dona tions of Christmas cheer, were furnished the Fenian prisoners. People continue to throng to the Madoc gold region. Another mine is said to have been dis covered in Tudor, near Madoo. Richardson’s mine is reported to have been bought for $60, 000. Cholera, small pox and yellow fever arc pre vailing at St. Thomas. The clipper David Crockett, from San Fran cisco, has arrived in Philadelphia, with a cargo ol CO,000 bushels of California whilo wheat and 4,000 bushels of barley. This is the first direct cargo of California grain ever roceived at that port. General Grant has been quite ill since his return to the East, and has been unable to at tend to his official duties. —A W ashington special says: “The govern ment has been informed by Sir Frederick Bruce, that the English man-of-war Bolivar, while at Laguayra, was taken possession of by her crew, and had cleared for parts unknown, Efforts will be made to detain her should she visit American waters.” This ortant. If a pirate is afloat, it is well to PORTLAND ANJ^nrptxiTY. -vnons nowBK New Advertise. ^umw. ENTERTAINMENT Grand New Year’s Festival. NEW ADVERTISEMENT typ'-UMN. Wanted—Agency. "“"w _ db. Why Suffer from Sores? * St. Steuben's Parish. Dressed Hogs—King, Thurlow & Co. Board—64 Clark Street. House lor Sale. Hogs—M. G. Webb & Co. Wanted Immediately—Lady Teacher. Auction Sale—Henry Bailey a Son. Holiday Gifts—Charles Custis Sc Co. Paints and Oil Cheap—J. W. Perkins & Co. Bsli|isn Notice*. Sumner Street Church.— Bov. Dr. Pennington will perach In the Sumner St. Church to-morrow, all i day—morning at 10* o’clock, afternoon at 2* o’clock, ana evening at 7 o’clock. Second Parish Church.— The Second Pariah Church will worship in State Street Church to-morrow at 8 P. M. Dr. Carrnthere will preach. First Parish Church.— Rev. Fiske Barrett, of Braintree, Maas., will preach at the First Par iah Church to-morrow. Vesper service at 7 o'clock Fi)M. Dow's Hall.—Elder L. L. Howard will preach at Dow’s Hall, Congress Street, Saturday and Sunday, at 10} o’clook A. M., and 3 o’clockP. M. Seats free. New Jerusalem Church.—The services of the New Jerusalem Society will be held as usual in Park Street Church to-morrow afternoon at 3 o’clock. Teit of Sermon: “ Tho Lord bom in Bethlehem.” West Cosqeeoational Church. —The fcurth lecture on the “ Hebrew Pilgrimage," will be given at the Weat Congregational Church to-morrow (Sunday) evening, by the Pastor, Rev. Geo. A. Tewksbury.— Services to commence at 7 o’clock. SuMect—“ The Wilderness.” Washinotonians.—The Sunday evening Temper ance Heeling, holden in the Sons of Temperance Hall Congress Street, will be addressed by the Hon. Wood bury Davis and others. AH interested are invited — Services at seven o’clock, Willmton Chapel.—Sabbath School to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon at Williston Chapel, Danforth St., at 1} o'clock. Prayer meeting in the evening at 7 o’clock. Seats free. All are invited to attend. C.vsoo Street CHURon.-Thero will be service* at Casco Street Church to-morrow (Sabbath), at the usual hours. Strangers choerflUly provided with seats. State Street Church. — Rev. W. L. Gage will preachat State Street Church to-morrow. Mountfobt St. M. E. Churoh.—Services in this church to-morrow (Sunday) all day, and in the even ing at tho usual hours. All interested are invited to attend. the courts. MUNICIPAL COURT. TCDCE KING JBlTliY PRESIDING. Fbiday.—David Ryan pleaded guilty to assault and battery on liia mother, and, in delauk of payment of ♦12.80, fine and costs imposed, was committed to jal'. John Monaghan pleaded guilty to larceny of a boa of pickle* from tho store of Smith, Donnell St Co., and was flood J5 and costs. Committed. S. B. Krogman, Patrick Connors, Enoch W. Bunt, John Fitzsimmons and William Finch, on search and seizure processes, paid ♦22.26 each. M. ■>. A. (.centres. The second lecture before the Mercantile Library Association was given last evening by Eev. George H. Hepworth, of Boston. °His subject was “The Ideal Republic.” He com menced by remarking that the onward and upward course of the world was not a steady and uniferm progress, but a succession of kan garoo-liko leaps; civilization advances by great strides alternating with interval* of rest. We are just now in the midst of one of these great forward movements. The old Republic, built partly on the ideas of the men of1776 and of 1787, but patched in its one weak place with a fatal compromise, had tumbled to pieces, and the task before us to-day was to construct the fabric anew. He held that there was a false and dangerous conservatism which would in sist that we should build only with the mate rials and on the principles which were then accepted. The model republic should be built according to tho best and highest thought of to-day. Whatever of the old materials had proved itself fit and durable should be sustain ed, but all which in the lapse of time had lost its strength and suitableness should be rever ently laid aside with other relics of the past, and its place filled with fair new blocks, hewn out of the quarries of the living present. He went on to sketch the oatline of that model republic which it is the task of this generation to construct, and which he said must have for its four foundation stones, Liberty, Equal pro tection of Ci ?il Rights, Education and Equal Suffrage. Ho did not say Universal Suffrage, but he insisted that if there were to be limita tions they should fall alike on all. In enforcing the necessity of such a recon struction as this, he dwelt at some length on the dangerous condition of affairs at the South; the Confederacy, he said, was as much alive to-day as it was in 1862; it had as much the elements of a national life now as it then had. It had a territory distinctly defined, an army well drilled and strong though not in uni form, a press active, malignant and insidious, a public opinion united, resolute and vindic tive. In addition to these it had—what we have not—a President! He thought the dan ger of the nation at this moment was as great as it had ever been if the people did not res olutely hold Congress np to tho performance of the plain duty before it. sub lecture aoounued in passages of much eloquence. It had also some happy hits of a humorous character, as tor instance when the speaker drew a portrait of Young America, and when he said of Maximilian that he had taken a ticket into Mexico, but his baggage was “checked thr jugh.” Andrew Johnson, be said, was the deadest man in the United States only he had not found it out yet; he had writ ten his own deatli warrant in an autograph as long as the road from Washington to Chicago. The hall was comfortably filled without being crowded, and the lecture was received with evidences of cordial approval. Two Good Books.-T wo of the best books whi ch have been lately issued are the Lite of Gov. Briggs, of Massachusetts, and the New Birth, by Prof. Phelps, of Andover, Mass. We have no interest iu calling attention to them except ing the desire to make known the merits of two solid, suggestivo and improving works.— Gov. Briggs’ life may be more serviceable to young men than even that of Amos Lawrence was; and it is hardly too much to say that if any one wanted to put into the hands of a young man commencing life a book which should lead to a noble career, it is this new me moir of that high minded, faithful, Christian Governor ot Massachusetts, whose name is fa miliar even in Maine. Prof. Phelps’ work is of a different cast. It is a thorough, scholarly and calm treatment of the subject of Regeneration, full of fine prac tical hints and strong thoughts, ail.presented iu that clear, transparent and winning style which makes Prof. Phelps so great a favorite. No Christian can read this little work without great instruction and profit. W. L. G. Dedication-—The African Methodist Epis copal Chapel on Mountfort Street, was dedicat ed to the service of Almighty God, by appro priate religions exercises, yesterday torenoon. The sermon was preached by Rev. John H. W. Burleigh, of Providence, B. I. In the afternoon services were held in the Chapel, and Rev. C F. Allen,of the Chestnut Street M. E. Church, preached. In the evening Rev. Joseph B. Shreves, of New Bedford, preached. The services through out the day and evening were of an interesting nature. Dramatic.—To-night will bo the last oppor tunity of witnessing the popular drama of Capt. Kyd, which has been placed upon the stage in good style, and the general perform ance elicited the warmest approbation. On Monday evening Miss Rachel Johnson will ap pear in a new play. This lady has been pro nounced by excellent critics one of the most accomplished actresses on the American stage. Disasters in the Harbor,—The disasters in our harbor on Thursday were very few.— There were some collisions and one or two ves sels drifted ashore, but the damage sustained was not large. Some of the wharves sustain ed slight damage. See marine report. Herbs in large variety, of the most superior quality, free from stems, stalks and adultera tion, may be found at J. R. Lunt & Co.'s, 318 Congress Street. Poetic and Pkose Writings. By Henry Goddard. Portland; fl. Thurston. We are indebted to the courtesy of the ven erable author foT a copy of this neat and huuO »jme little brochure. In it he ha* collected many of the miscellaneous writing* whie*1 have occupied and amused his leisure hours during the last half century, and offers them as iu some sense the farewell legacy of one whose long and honored life Is approaching a close, to those who aro yet in the period of ac t ivity and usefulness. The subjects treated aro extii"me,y varied, embracing matters of politi cal, rc '^sapod^ literar> interest. A poem on “Earth.’ * • Destiny," descriptive of the closing sc o{ the physical universe is the longest in the coUection; and exhibits the vivid imagination anu' devotional sentiments of the writer. The whole are contained in a very beautiful] \ printed pampJ’,etofsorae fiftJ pages, and will doubtless he high/'' Talnpd by the nu merous friends of the anther • ( For sale at all the bookstores.^ Bank Dividends—The Banks iu t,lU city have declared their semi-annual dirideL ** *r,T the past six months business. Tney are a* , lows: kt .• Capital. Dividend: Amount Canal National *100,000 5 Dr ct. 8JOOOO Casco “ 800,000 5 “ 40 000 Cumberland" >200,000 5 “ 1>500 First “ 800,000 5 “ 40.000 Second “ 100,000 6 “ 3 000 Merchants “ 100,000 5 “ 1&00 Nat. Traders 250,000 5 “ 12,500 $3,100,000 $133,000 The dividends at all of the Banks except the the Merchants arc payable on Wednesday, Jan uary 2d. At the Merchants it is payable on Monday, January 7th. The dividends are ex clusive of the TJ. S. Tax, which is assumed and paid by the Banks. Ship Oakland.—There was a report circu lating yesterday that this ship which sailed from here Wednesday afternoon for New Or leans, had gone ashore and all on board were lost. We cannot learn that there is the slight est foundation for such a reimrt. On the con trary. the ship was seen by the steamer from Boston Wednesday night. Thursday morning she was seen from the Observatory, well out to sea, and later in the forenoon she hud disap peared. We think she got well clear of the coast before the storm set in. I. A. R. A.—There will be a special meeting of the Irish American Relief Association at their new Hall on Fore, near the foot of Ex change street, on Monday evening Dec 31. at half past seven o’clock, for the purpose of hearing the report of the Committee on Fur nishing the Hall, and for the transaction of any other business that may properly come before the meeting. A full attendance is re quested. James Cvnningham, Dec. 29—2t Secretary. Personal. — Hon. John A. Poor passed through this city yesterday, on his way to Brunswick. It has been stated that he recent ly had a severe attack of paralysis at the Tre- I mont House, Boston, and that for exercise he : has to be walked out four miles a day. This is j done by direction of his physicians, a couple of i men aisisting him. Under the regimen pre scribed by them, he has been reduced forty j pounds in weight, and it is proposed to reduce i him forty pounds more as essential to the com- ! plete restoration of his health. The Riverside Echo.—Tho first number of this excellent paper 1ms been issued. It con tains the address of Hon. Chas. Holden, before the Cumberland County AsSocintion, “Sketch of Foreign Travel” by Qen. Neal Dow, a pretty New Year’s story for the children, another for adult readers, and an abundance of choice read ing for the family. For sale at the news de pots. 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 aud you will get relief. Then buy a case. dee4tl The Steamers.—Steamer Chesapeake, from New York for this port, was in New Loudon Thursday. Steamer Franconia, from this port for New York, was at Holmes’ Hole yesterday. ? teamer New Brunswick left Eastport Thurs day afternoon for this port, but undoubtedly put iu to some harbor that night. New Year’s Cake.—We are indebted to J. Partington, for a basket of choice New Year’s Cake and Confectionery. No one knows bet ter how to get up these articles than does Par tingtou, and hence tho great demand upon him for wedding and all other kinds of cake. New Year's Dat.—Merchants and others who have notes or drafts maturing on the 1st prox. mast remember that that day is a legal ized holiday, and the Banks will be closed.— All paper maturing on Tuesday must be paid on Monday. Tickets for tbe Allen Mission School New Year entertainment can be obtained at Bailey & Noyes’ new store on Exchange Street The “Snow Flake ” for visiting or wedding cards, is just received by Gcyer, agent for Low ell & Brett A first class Compositor wanted at the “ Times Office,” Bath. Sec advertisement. THE HT4TE. As Mrs. Phebs Littlefield and her dangh fer> Calvin Koberts, of Kennebunkport. were driving into the city on Wednesday,their horse ran away, throwing them both out on the frozen ground, injuring Mrs. Littlefield slight ly, and severely injuring Mrs. Koberts by contusions and bruises on the head.—hidde ford Journal. —We learn from the Union that on Sunday evening last, Nathaniel Locke of Hollis, fell from his hay-mow, a distance of eighteen feet, to the bam floor, dislocating his wrist and breaking one of his ribs, besides receiving se vere internal injuries. —The Kennebec Journal is forty-two years eld; tbe Maine Farmer is thirty-five, and the Gospel Banner thirly-three. —The Ellsworth American chronicles n queer feat of a runaway horse iu tbe streets of that town. Tbe horse jumped lengthwise over a cow, knocking her down and injuring her tall so that amputation of the member was necessary. She will not fully rcalizo her be reavement until fly time. —The Bath Times publishes tbe names of twenty-two prominent citizens of that place, who have been appointed a committee to at tend the meeting of the corporators of the Knox & Lincoln Bailroad, to be held at Bock land. The Bath people are in earnest in their endeavors to have the new road strike the Kennebec at their place—while the Wiscaase: people are almost equally earnest for the Rich mond terminus. —The petition for a city charter which has been signed by the citizens of 8aco, embraces all, or nearly all, of the business portion of the people and a largo number of others. It will be granted, and will undoubtedly be accepted by the town. One thing we think advisable for them to have in their charter—a board of aldermen without tho useless appendage of a common council. The experience of this city has been and is that the council does not amount to “a single allspice,” and is a useless bill oi expense. We think that the necessary expense attending a proper administration of our city government, will prove to be less than the expenses of Saco, year for year.—Biddejord Union. _ New Hampshire First District— At the Congressional Convention which met at Dover, on the 27th, Hon. Charles n. Bell, of Exter, presided Three ballotings were held. On the third ballot Ela had 124, Wheeler 119, Marston 2, Hollins 2. Mr. Ela was nominated by one m:\jority, which was made unanimous by the convention. Mr. Ela accepted the nomination in an able speech. RKi.naor*. ~ lh« Farmington Chronicle learns dial Kon. Mr. loothakerof New Sharon is recovet* iny his health. His people have voted to sup Ply his pulpit and continue his salary during nis disability. Kev. A. T. Hutchinson baptized twelve persons into the p. Baptist Church at New Gloucester on the first inst. Mrs. P. A. Hanaford of Boston, editor it tlm Ladies' Repository, has been engaged to supply the pulpit of the Cnirarsalist church in Hingbam until the first of March, and wjl commence her labors soon. —A monument is to bo erected at Mt. Au burn to the memory of Itev. J. W. Horton, tiiu New Orleans martyr. A committee of the nut isters of Boston ask for small contribution* from those who sympathized with Mr. Horton in his good work. —The Congrcgationalists of Vermont tr* taking measures to establish on a permanent basis a suitable religious paper. —A letter from Charleston in a New Yoik paper, describes the difficulties cf the Unitari ans in their search after a pastor who will preach their doctrine, and consent to serv* slavery after it is dead: . vV f*a preacher of their u» r" "om Bu3ton- supplied them fur % time hi * a**^r a whllo they held a meeting and tried him *hlchaT,.0f u‘* b*1?M Xauko '< found him l kT’ ?Dd discharged him. Hr# wai some tm.c “Te which tin * they have boon o„ ,hv lookout fot on» who * ^U^andZoloio *?<“>”“• Ca,‘ alter call was sent out di * Ust retsP00 ;« was given by a pastor’ at 'arpe “°Twht ro >•» Engfand orIrelanA^ Tblaas as to salary, politics, theofeg ’ w^‘’d“dv matter of his exacted arrival , " not b '< ■ nounced in the papers, but be h “inw,,* heard of since, so tar as outsiders ai a ed. It may be that they w.U have to native American’after all. But the diti „ is, they will not have a northerner, and w not grow Unitarian preacher* *» the ikdrth. —The Pall Mall Gazette has a correspondent whose last letter is a good illustration of the uncertainties which wait on tho immediate conduct of the Pope. Ho says: “The demeanor of the Holy Father is very porplexuig; ho speaks in monosyllables, < r enigmas, darkly hinting at approaching su > pnscs; and this gives rise to a variety ot rumn ■ which aro too extravagant to be repeated. Tl»# idlest reportj however, finds believers here, ev« en in high circles, nor is any so unfounded » 9 not to be traceable to some authority.” —A Constantinople letter in tho N. Y. Trils. une says:—“The late French Ambassador per suaded the Porte to givo a very valuable lot of land to the Sisters of Charily as a reward f<* their labors during the chol. 1a. At tlio same time the Porte refuses to allow the Rev. Dr. Hamlin to erect a Protestant college on a lot of land which he has purchased and paid £2,0(0 for, although he and the American missionar ies labored with more devotion and more sno oess during the cholera epidemic than any oth er body of men in Constantinople." — The P.WffVmon nf VfunVinnio II —— *vv -uatc «[f«U”Ol forenoon sermon9 devoted to the great evil of intemperance, and the best means of promote ing the cause of temperance. Thr President and ih<* Autendnicui. HIS ADVICE TO THE SOUTH CABO LIRA DEZUTY. The Charleston Courier of Tuesdav. in notic ing the various newspap r reports about a So. Carolina commission to Washington, says: “ It appears that prior to the close of tlie ses sion or our Legislature which adjourned e,a Friday last, a large majority of ihe Sonata consulted together as to the propriety of send ing a member of that body to Washington 1o confer with tho President omthe probability >4 tbe Slate being restored should she adapt tl# amendment. After consulting together it was decided that some good might arise. Tha gentleman selected was Co). F. Wetlierby, Sen ator from -Marlborough, who proceeded t» Washington and sought an interview with tl a President. Upon his arrival he found that tLa President was occupied in a Cabinet meeting, arid being disengaged, lie determined to mala g«Hl use of his leisure by obtaing interviews with the leading radical members of both hous es of Congress, and conversing with them tro. - ly upon the subject,aud the prospect of tho ad missioD ot South Carolina to her rights upon the adoption of thwConstitutional Amendmen L Col. Wetberby made the acquaintance of sev eral leading radical Senators and Representa tives, with whom he conversed frpely, and wss assured by them that the Constitutional Amendment was the ultimatum of Congress to tho Southern States; that its adoption by them would remove ail obstacles to their being admitted to representation in Congress. Cob Wetberby, however, had a subsequent inter view with President Johnson, to whom he had been informally deputed. We learn that the interview was of some duration, as well as free aud candid, during which the President ex pressed tbe hope that the Southern Stat * would lemain linn in their position as regarda tiie amendment, and steadfastly reject it, be lieving it to be an advance step to the inaugu ration of despotism, in doing which he said he honed they would be guarded in their reason* | assigned for its rejection, and avoid any lan guage that might by any possible means be t rtured to give offense to the opposing party. The President feels confident, ir-ra a recent decision given by the Supreme Court, that lie will be sustained by that law abiding body, and that in a short time a returning sente of reason will point out some middle ground between the amendment ami the projected territorial scheme, upon which our country may become united, when peace will again smile upon c* with all its blessings." Dariro Robbery.—OBCof tbe most remark able post-office robberies on record, reminding one of the story of the “Post-office Car" in tlie “Mugby Junction” collection, was perpetrated ast week in Jackson, Tennessee The tliirt, who gives the name of Smedloy, first made hi* appearance at one of the stations of the Mis sissippi Central railroad, where he entered tlie mail car. representing himself as a special a ;ent of the Post-office Department, and gave various orders to the route agent. On arriving at Jackson he proceeded to the office there in the same assumed character. One account says: j He obtained a statement from the post mas er as to how tho mail was conveved from Jack son to Xashville, Cairo and Memphis, which was reduced to writing and sent to Washing ton. Smedley then took poscssion, and receiv ed and delivered letters, and completely sub j ligated the postmaster. Extending his opera tions, lie purchased the Madison Hotel of Sir. Garland, and borrowed money ot him on I checks, which, proving brtgns, he was arrested, ] but escaped from the officers. Several mom y j letters, handled by Smedloy, have tailed to reach their destination. Drawings of th» post-office building and several others wci* | found in his carpet sack. Dante's Humor.—There is a very ingenious ami humorous story in a very old coliectica of Italian tales by one Scrcambi, who rep resents tho poet Dante being invited by some king to dinner. He comes, dressed very shabbily; sits below the salt; and is overlooked and forgotten till after tbs feast: when the king says,“By-the-hy. what is become of that poet I intended to talk to?” Dante, who.hi s meanwhile depart 'd a good deal offended, i* immediately lollowed and invited anew Ha j comes to supper, superbly dressed, in crimson I and gold, and inserted with extreme attention; | but courtiers observe with amazement that ha I pours tlie soup down his sie ves, tucks cu> i let i into his bosom, and smears his velvet jerkin I with, rich sauces. “Good gTacious, your mqj ; MtyP says the boldest of these supping no ■ hies, “why has this poet such brutazzu in bi* I manners?” The questiou is passed on by j the king to Dante,who gravely replies:“When } I came hero dressed shabbily, and sat quietly in my corner, I was forgotten and overlooked. | I now come in very fine clothes, and am very ] much attended to; I therefore coucluded it was rather mv clothes than myself you ad I mired nod invited, and I was willing to liestu r I on them ashare nf your hospitality.”—['Old S-Z ' Douglas." in Macmillan’s Magazine. I?AH.no.U) IUqbts.—A gentleman travelling I in the West lately, pnt to tho test one of tLa I exorcists of "discretionary power” which cor - { doctors in general are apt to carry to an ex treme. He had purchased a first class ticket. There were but two cars iu the train,—one for smoking and one for ladies. The gentleman in queatiou having no travelling companion of the tender sex, was directed by the brakemaa | to go into the smoking car. He remonstrated ; and demanded a first class scat for his first claw ' ticket. The conductor, being appealed to, sus tained the lirakeman; and the traveller refut ing to give up his ticket till he had received the equivalent demanded, both officials combined to forcibly eject him from the train. The gen tleman immediately made his way back to the office of the railroad company, and the tnana f'ers made the amende honorable by paying hint i be rally for his lost time, dismissing the offend ing conductor, and promulgating to all its em ployes the sensible rule that first class tickets convey a right to first class scats.