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Supreme Judicial Court. CRIMINAL TF.ttM.—FOX, J., PRESIDING. Tuesday.—The traverse juries were im panneled as follows: First Jury.—Win. L. Alden, Foreman, Port land ; Geo. W. Barnes, Harpsw'ell; David Bootbby, Baldwin; Win. D. Bootbby, West brook ; Joseph Cartland, Benjamin Dunning, Brunswick; Joseph Clough, Cumberland; Win. H. Dyer, Gorham; Lowell W. Foster, Harrison; Gad Hitchcock,Yarmouth; Geo. E. Soule, Freeport; Daniel Skillin North Y'armoutb. Second Jurt/.—Thos. L. Smith, Foreman, Windham; Joseph Knight, Falmouth; Jon athan B. Matthews, Frederick G. Messer, Portland; David L>. Marriner, Cape Eliza beth; Ebenezer Moulton, Staudish; Heu ry Moulton, Scarboro’; John Newman, Westbrook; ('has. Paine, Gorham; Nathan iel Patten. Bridgton ; Wm. H. Randall, Pownal; John Sawyer. Raymond. Supernumeraries.—John Wells, New Glouces ter; M. F. Winslow,©tisfleld; F. W. Bailey, Hall L. Davis. Charles J. Morris, Portland. Ambrose F. Wight, Naples. Isaac Smith, the lad indicted for the murder of the boy Walter S. Jordan, was arraigned. Hon. J. H. Drummond, Attorney General, en tered a nol pros, as to the malice charged in the indictment, thus reducing the crime to manslaughter, to which the prisoner pleaded guilty. After some remarks by Mr. Drum mond, in reference to the sentence, and Benj. Kingsbury, Jr., counsel for the prisoner, in re lation to the conduct and character of the boy, Judge Fox addressed the prisoner, reviewing the testimony which had been taken on Mon day. lie said it seemed to him that Smith had long been neglected by his mother and his steD-father—the latter of whom was a low.ilis solute vagabond, and the former seemed not, from the time of the homicide to the present, to have manifested the slightest concern for li»r son's welfare. It was the opinion of liis Honor that the boy had been but a piece of driftwood upon the current of society, floating hither and thither, with no one to guide him in the right way. After relating the circum stances attending the homicide, Judge Fox sentenced the boy to the State Reform School during his minority, which will extend to April 26,1871. If not there held and detain ed during that time, or discharged by the trus tees of said school, according to law, then to hard labor in the State prison for the term of ten years. The lad manifested a great deal of emotion, and wept freely while Judge Fox was addressing him. Stephen Phinney, of Raymond, was brought before Court by a capias. fi.t the August term in 1854, he was convicted of assault, with intent to kill the aid of an officer who was en deavoring to arrest him. Exceptions were filed and argued before the full ( ourt; and, in August, 1857, the opinion of the Court was rendered, overruling the exceptions, and ren eering judgment on the verdict. Capiases have been issued several times, but the prison er had evaded an arrest until recently. J. H. Williams, Esq., appeared as counsel for the prisoner, and, after some remaiks upon liis character, wished judgment continued until next term, in order that time might l»e afford ed him to produce evidence regarding the conduct of Phinney. The Court declined to continue the case, and, after some remarks up on the crime committed by the prisoner, and the duty of the Court to protect officers, and rhat persons should learn they could not resist officers of the law with impunity, sentenced Phinney to three years in the State prison. State r*. Jeremiah Ragan, for breaking and entering the “Qnimby house,” in Westbrook, with intent to commit larceny, was tried be fore tlie first jury. M. M. Butler, County At torney, for State, and J. O'Donnell, Esq., for the accused. No evidence was offered on the part of the prisoner, but his counsel contend ed that there was no proof that he intended to commit a larceny; intimating that, in a state of intoxicatiou, the prisoner had wander ed or stumbled into the house, with no intent to steal. The jury returned a verdict of guil ty. Mr. B. then stated that Hagan had been previously arrested and sentenced to State prison for stealing. Judge Fox sentenced him to two years in the State prison. Levi S. Givens, indicted for compound larce ny in stealing from the boarding house of Mrs. Charles’ a coat, two pairs of pants, a vest, two shirtt, and a watch, the property of some of his fellow boarders in that house, retracted his plea of not guilty, and, under advice of his counsel, Mr. O’Donnell, pleaded guilty.— He was sentenced to imprisonment in the State prison for one year. The prisoner ap peared much affected at his sentence. Daniel Ward was put upon trial for larceny of $40 from the person of Mrs. Elizabeth Don ahue. This is the case where the money was stolen from the stocking of Mrs. D. while It was on her leg, and while she was asleep. No evidence was offered for tlie defense; but Mr. O'Donnell, counsel for Ward, contended that Mrs. Donahue was intoxicated, and that Ward took tlie money for sale keeping only, and returned it to the officer when called up on next morning. The case was given to tlie jury, and Court adjourned to 9 o’clock Wed nesday morning. Municipal Court—Dec. 9. Dennis Kelley and Thomas Lambert for drunkenness tnd disturbance of the peace, were lined $2 and costs each, which they paid and were discharged. * Joseph R. Kouee, for drunkenness and dis turbance, paid a fine of $2 and costs. Resignation or Judge Lane.—It w ill be Been from tlie following letter that Judge Lane has resigned Ills seat iu the Municipal Court which for nearly four years he has occupied with great acceptance to the community. At tornies w ill please bear in mind that no pre cepts should be used on and alter to-day bear ing the attest of Judge Laue. A new appoint ment to till tlie vacancy, until tlie next munic ipal election, will be immediately made by the Governor. To the Mayor and Aldermen of the cily of Portland: Having accepted another trust, I hereby re sign the office of Judge of the Municipal Court for your city, from tills date. In surrendering my official relations with the government and citizens of l’orlland, 1 am not williug to withhold the expression of my deep sense of the uniform kindness and pa tience that 1 have met with iu my endeavors to discharge the duties devolving upon me. The business belbre the Municipal Court has been large and varied in character, and of ten has involved the interests, prejudices and passions of tlie public. Called upon, frequent ly, to decide without the assistance afforded to courts of wider jurisdiction by learned and diligent counsel, and charged with tlie double responsibility of deciding both law and fact in cases submitted to me, 1 dare not Hatter my self that I have never erred iu my conclu sions ; but tlie consciousness of my liability to misjudge has ever been made light to bear, by the confldeuce my fellow-citizens have always manifested towards me. I have deemed the responsibility and duty cast upon tlie Municipal Court neither light nor trivial, for they are parts, and essential parts,of that great system of the adnifuistra tion of justice so indispensable to the perma nent welfare and security of the States. Im pressed with this belief, no good citizen can ever depreciate the humblest magistrate, and I am happy to declare that as far as my expe rience goes, eveu offenders, smarting under the penalties ol* the law, acknowledge the du ty of respect to its officer.-. Renewing iny thanks to the members of the city government for many kindnesses, I atn very respectfully Your ob’t servant, _ M. D. L. Lane. Portland, Dec. 10,1862. United States District Court. WAKE, J., PRESIDING. Tuesday.—In Admiralty—Elijah P. Smith et als., of Edgartown, Mass., vs. British Brig Annette. Libel for salvage. The libellants allege that the brig was ashore on the reef at Martha's Vineyard, abandoned by the master ! and crew, and was brought safely into Edgar I town harbor by them. This is denied by the | owners, who allege that it was merely a mat ; ter of pilotage. The greater part of tire day ! was devoted to hearing the evidence of Smith for the libellants, and the captain, mate, and some of the crew for the respondents. The case is to be heard further this morning, when it is understood that it may be continued for a week or more to enable the lilxdlauts to take depositions in Edgartown. McCobli & Kings bury, proctors, for libellants. Shepley A Dana, proctors, for respondents. List of Sick and \\ oundcd Maine 7th in the City Hospital Dec. 10, lNtM. B. F. Mower, Co. B, convalescent; John Parmetcr, F, do; Alonzo Spaulding, recruit, ; typhoid fever; 11. L. Burns, do, boils; M. Giles, do, convalescent; John 11. Allen, do, debility; \V. A. Gammon, A, diarrhea; Calvin Berry, 1, do; Geo. II. Fairbanks, 11, do; K. K. Stevens, recruit, debility; J. lluimalord, do, rheumatism; Manly Kean, do,fever; John Lisbon, do, convalescent; Calvin Jones, D, diarrhea; T. Linnell, E, insane; James llacy, 11, paralysis; K. G. Philbrick, F. wound; John W. Smith, G, diarrhea; X. B. Hoar, B, do; Joseph Royal, recruit, epilipsy; I. H. Turk, I>, diarrhea: James Meachin,recruit,pneumo nia; F. A. Calef, do, bronchitis; L. D. Co nant, D, diarrhea; Clias. H. Dougherty,C, do; Stephen Half, C, do; Moses R. Coburn, re cruit, debility; Geo. B. MeKenney, C, diarr hea; W. G. Bent. A. do; S. O. Reynolds, re cruit, icterus; W. P. Kelly, A.diarrhea; John 11. Sprague, recruit, asthma; Portal. M. Black, do, rheumatism; J. 11. Ha-tings, do, icterus. S. B. Hunter, surgeon tin alamo \ ols. Unanimous City Election.—Among the municipal elections held on Monday, it is uote woitliy that in Lynn, Mass., it was all one way. Hon. Peter M. Neal and the Board of Aider men have given such general satisfaction in the discharge of their duties during I he past year, that there was a desire to compliment them by a unanimous re-eleetion. Mayor Neal formerly resided in tliis city, and was the respected teacher of a select school for hoys. AH his friends will congratulate him upon the honor which has been so deservedly conferred upon him. Beautiful and enterprising Lynn cannot help thriving under his excellent ad ministration. Mercantile Library Lecture.— The second lecture of the course will lie delivered this evening by Itev. VY. H. Milbum, the blind preacher. Those who remember his beautiful lecture upon the Hie and character of Hon. S. S. Prentiss, will bo glad to hear this eloquent lecturer once more. Single tickets can be had at the bookstores, at Puine's Music room and at the door. Naval Enlistments. — We understand that there have been enlisted at the naval ren dezvous in this city since the commencement of the war, 589 men in addition to the number (147) as heretofore] published, which makes the whole number furnished for the land and naval service from this city, to aid in crushing out the rebellion 2572. Social Levee.—One of the popular enter tainments of the Spiritual Association is to be held at Mechanics' Hall this evening, as will be seen by reference to our advertising col umns. Those who. enjoy a good social dance, pleasant and orderly company are sure to find them at these gatherings. BY TELEGRAPH -TO THE EVE\I.\tt PAPERS. -- - The Minnesota Indians.—Attempt to Lynch the Captured Savages. — Proclamation by the Governor. St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 8. A body of 150 citizens armed with knives, hatchets, and other weapons, forced their way through the guard with the avowed intention of murdering the ludiau prisoners coullned at tamp Lincoln, Mankato, but were surround ed, captured, and released on parole. The Governor issues a proclamation urging the people of Minnesota not to throw away their good name by acts of lawlessness; iliattlhe people have just causes of complaint at the tardiness of the executive action, but ought to find reason for forbearance in the absorbing cares which weigh upon the President. If he declines to punish them, then the case comes clearly within the jurisdiction of the civil au thorities. The Army of the Potomac.—No Movement Yet. Nkw York, Dee. 9. A special dispatch from Washington to the World says that the statement that the army of the Potomac or a portion of it has crossed arrivals up to a late hour to-ilay from head quarters state that there has been no change in the location of the army of the Potomac. Special dispatches state that any movement involving the probability of lighting is consid ered by our generals impossible during this in clement weather. Every wounded man would die. With great tires, log houses, and em banked palisades under their tents the troops keep tolerably comfortable. Contracts Awarded. Baltimore, Dec. S. Col. Sullivan, United States Commissioner here, to-day awarded the following contracts: Sturgis, Bennett A- Co., of New York, 100,000 poundsKio coffee, to be packed in barrels, at $31 87 per hundred pounds; to the same parlies, 100,000 pounds do., packed ill sacks, at $3100 per hundred pounds; to a Philadelphia firm, 200,01)0 pounds Kio coffee, roasted and ground and packed in barrels, at $39 1)0 per hundred pounds. All the pork was taken from parties iu the city—1000 barrels mess pork at prices/ringing from $11 .V) to $15 75; and 1000 barrels prime mess at $15 21. Capture of Federal Troops by Morgan’s Guerrillas Confirmed. Louisville, Dec. 8—midnight, j A telegram lias just been received from 1 Nashville, which contlnns the capture of the 104th Illinois Regimeut, and 106th aud 108th Ohio Regiments, Niehels' Battery, and a de tachment ol the 2d Indiana Cavalry, all under command of Col. Moore, on Sunday morning, alter an hour's tight at Hartsville, Tenn., by ! the guerrillas under John Morgan. The num | her of Morgan’s force is not stilted. There I are no further particulars. Attorney General Bates on the Ijegftt Rights of Africans. — Capture of a Federal Ordi nance Train by the Rebels. Washington, Dec. 8. Attorney General Bates is preparing and lias I nearly completed a most elaborate opinion, affirming the citizenship of persons of African I descent under the Constitution and laws of the I United States. It is regarded certain at the Ordnance Bu reau that an ordnance train of from 130 to 140 horse wagons, henee for the Rappahannock, have fallen into the hands of the rebels. Skirmish at Oxford, Miss. Cairo, Dec. 8. The. Oxford (Miss.) News, of Thursday last, states that the rear guard of the rebels, under command of Gen. Jackson, had a skirmish on that morning with the Federal advance near the town. The main body of the rebel army, 40.000 strong, passed through Oxford twelve hours before. The number of rebel sick and wounded is said to be very large. Successful Federal Expedition in North Carolina. New York. Dec. 9. North Carolina letters report the capture of a number of conscripts and two hundred and filly horses, mules, Ac., by a force of the 3d Newr Y'ork cavalry, recently, near Ulytfiouth. Also, a successful cavalry expedition to Ilyde county, which marched one hundred utiles over the country, rapturing a number of pris oners, destroyed thirteen bridges, <Sc. TO THE Portland Daily Press. Great Battle at Fayettcsvlllc, Ark. DECISIVE FEDERAL VICTORY. 24,000 Rebels Whipped by 12,000 Federals. Gallant-Conduct of Iowa and Wisconsin Troops. Battlefield near Fayetteville, I Arkansas, Dec. 8. J Geu. Herron’s forces, en route to reinforce Gen. Blunt, met the enemy yesterday on Craw ford’s Prairie, ten miles south of Fayetteville, Ark., and won a decisive victory. The enemy were 24.001) strong, divided into lour divisions under Gens. Parsons, Marmaduke, Duke and Bains, all under Gen. Hindman, and embraced the flower of the rebel trans-Mississippi army, well supplied with eighteen pieces of artillery. The enemy llanked Gen. Blunt’s position at Cave Hill and made a sudden attack on Geu. Herron to prevent him uniting witli General Blunt. Gen. Herron’s force consisted of thu 94th and 31st Illinois, 19th and 20th Iowa, 20th Indiania, 20th Wisconsin, and a battalion or two of cavalry, in all 6500 or 7000 men, and twenty-four pieces of artillery. The battle raged from ten A. M. until dark and was des perately fought throughout. Our artillery drove the rebels from two strong positions and kept their overwhelming numbers at bay.— The 20th Wisconsin captured a rebel battery 4V.... ...... . I...« .. ...... 4V........I • .. _ ...J B- -* ” ' ' ...... — them under a inuderous lire. The 19th Iowa also took the same battery and fought despe rately but were also obliged to yield it. Al most every regiment distinguished itself. About four o'clock Gen. Blunt arrived front Cave Hill with 5U00 men and a strong force of artillery and attacked the rebels ill the rear. The rebels made desperate efforts to capture tiis batteries but were repulsed with terril* slaughter. We held the whole Held at dark and before nine o’clock that night the entire rebel forces were in full retreat over Boston Mountain. Our loss in killed and wounded was 600.— The roliel loss was 1,500 by their own admis sion. Several of the rebel officers were killed, among them Col. Stein, commanding a brigade, formerly a Brigadier ol the Missouri State Guards. Only a few prisoners were taken.— We captured four caissons filled with ammuni tion. Lieut. Col. McFarlaud was 1 he only field officer oil our side killed. Maj. Hubbard, of the 1st Missouri cavalry was taken prisoner. FROM WASHINGTON. PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS. APPOINTMENTS IN TIIE NAVY. Decision of Commissioner of Internal Revenue Washington, Dec. 9. Secretary Welles, to-day, in response to the House resolution, transmitted a list of Acting Midshipmen appointed during tiie recess of Congress, and considers that they have been made by full authority of law, although the exigencies of tiie service and condition of the country would not permit a compliance with previous usage, nor in all respects with the letter of recent enactments apparently restrict ing the power of appointments confided by previous law. These appointments are 76 in number, viz: Maine 1, New Hampshire 4, Vermont 1, Massachusetts 13, Rhode Island 3, Connecticut 5, New York 16, Pennsylvania 11, Delaware 2, Maryland 2, Ohio 2, Illinois 2, Iowa 6, Missouri 3, Virginia 1, District of Co lumbia 1, at large a son of an officer. The bill which passed tiie House to-day to amend the act to provide Internal Revenue to support the Government and pay tiie interest on the public debt, approved ■)uly 1st, 1862, authorizes assessors and collectors and deputies to administer oaths ami affirmation in all cases where they are required, but no fees are to be charged or allowed therefor. Surgeon Clias. Martin lias been detached from the naval rendezvous at Boston and or dered to the steam sloop Sacramento; Sur geon John Ruddcustein has been ordered to tiie naval rendezvous at Boston. Surgeon D. Kindeliorger lias been ordered to the steam sloop Monongahela. The Commissioner of Internal Revenue is authorized to furnish to tiie Assistant Treas urer or Collector of the United States at San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, with stamps or stamped paper, vellum or parchment, ac cording to the provision of the Internal Reve nue laws, under such regulations and condi tions as ho may from time to time prescribe, and without requiring payment in advance therefor, provided no greater commission shall be allowed than is now provided hv law. Any stamp appropriated to denote the duty charg ed ou any particular instrument, and bearing the name of such instrument oil tiie face there of, which may have been used, or which shall hereafter be used, for denoting any otiier duty of the same amount, shall be deemed and taken to l>e good and valid, provided tiie provisions of the section shall not apply to any stamp ap propriated to denote the duly charged on pro prietary articles. All instruments documents ami papers subject to duty, used by the officers ui uic t nuui owit-s piH'imiinu, nucic me United States would l>e chargeable with the duty or stamp thereon, and also all instru ments, documents and papers relating to the procurement of bounty land and other boun ties, pensions, and orders of pay by or for of ficers, soldiers and seamen who have been, or may be, in the service of the United States, arc exempt from duty. Our Minister to Nicaragua has assured that Government that no project of colouiz’ng ne groes in that country shall he attempted. Tin* Groat Eastern. The Trial of Gens. Porter and McDowell. New York, Dee. 0. Repairs on the steamer Great Eastern are about completed, and she will lie ready in a few days to resume tier trips to Liverpool.— The date of her departure will shortly be an nounced. It is expected that the two companies of the 41st regiment now here, will embark to-mor row. Several members are now east visiting their families, who should be present Indore Wednesday night, or will lie liable to charges of desertion. The same may be useful as to members of certain regiments in this vicinity connected with the Ranks expedition. Tile steamer Creole, from New Orleans 29th via Havana 4th, arrived this evening. New Orleans news contain no news. In the case of Gen. Porter to-day, General Roberts, late inspector in Gen. Pope’s army, testified that, in his belief, had Porter obeyed orders the main portion of the rebel army would have been captured. In the McDowell case Gen. McClellan was on the stand, and testified that the conduct of Gen. MeDowell while in command of a divi sion was entirely satisfactory; while in com mand of an army corps, prior to the Peninsula campaign, McDowell gave him (McClellan) the fullest and most cordial co-operation;— while McDowell was hi command of the De part iiient of the Rappahannock, Gen. McClel lan knew nothing of McDowell's conduct, ex cept by the reception of two telegrams, one informing him that he would by a certain date move to McClellan's assistance, and the other that by some unlooked for circumstances, a delay of a few days had been caused. McClel lan testified that lie had every reason to be lieve that McDowell’s failure to advance was owing to circumstances beyond his control.— i Gen. McClellan’s testimony to-day was highly favorable to McDowell, llis examination will be resumed to-morrow. Marine Disaster. Philadelphia, Dec. 9. The propeller Charles Osgood, with com panies E and K, 42d Mass, regiment, has put in for new sails, lost during the gales siuce leaving New Y'ork. All well on board. ft Municipal Election. Manchester, N. II.. Dec. 9. Theodore T. Abbott, the republican candi date, is elected Mayor of this city. —■—— I XXXVII 00NGRES8,—Second Session. Washington, Dec. 9. senate. The Chair laid before the Senate a commu j nication from the Secretary of War in answer I to the resolution calling for information rela 1 tive to the sales of colored freemen captured | by the rebels, &c., that no information on the 1 subject was in possession of tiie Department. Mr. Sumner,from the committee on Foreign i Adairs, reported a bill for the relief of the owners of the French vessel Jules et Marie. Mr. Anthony reported a bill to increase the bonds ol tiie Superintendent of Printing. Mr. Hale introduced a bill to abolish the grade of Medical otticers in the service of the United States. Referred. Mr. Saulsbury's resolution relative to the arrest of citizens of Delaware was taken up. Mr. Hale moved to table the resolution. After debate the motion was disagreed to— yeas 3, nays 40. After further debate, pending the question, the Senate adjourned. HOUSE. Tiie House considered tiie Senate bill for the admission of the State ut Western Virginia. A long debate followed, without action. Adjourned. SEVEN DAVS LITER FROM EUROPE. Arrival of the Arabia at Halifax Halifax, Dec. 9. The steamship Arabia, Capt. Stone, from Liverpool at 1 o'clock on the afternoon of Nov. 39, and Queenstown 30th, for Boston, arrived here at 7.30 A. M. to-(Jay, and sailed for Boston at 10 A. M. Tiie Arabia lias 4o passengers for Boston, and £03,000 in specie for liaiihtx. She has no specie for Boston. The steamship Bohemian, from Quebec, ar rived at Liverpool on the morning ol the 28th, the Glasgow, from New York, at Liverpool on the 28th, the Hammouia, from New York, at Southampton oil the 28th, and the Scotia, from New York, at Queenstown on the 29th. GREAT BRITAIN. The Daily News devotes an editorial article to the refutation of the idea that the Demo cratic party in the United States can be called conservative. It reviews the course of t lie party in tbe past to show that the assumption of conservatism is absurd. The Morning Past points out that the vir tual want of confidence in the Government, which the recent elections indicate, would furnish tile Government with a plausible pre text for retreating from its position witli a semblance of dignity. It fears, however, that until the Government is forcibly ejected, no hopes can be entertained of the war being brought to a conclusion. The Army and Navy Gazette says that Gen. Burnside’s change of uase to Aquia Creek gives it hut little confidence in the plaits of the federal leaders, and does not believe the con federates will quietly submit to the movement. At a meeting of the Great Eastern Ship Co. it was stated that if £1750 were not immediate ly provided, tile Great Eastern must pass into other hands. It would require £5000 to bring her home. The directors proposed to raise £100,ISA) on a mortgage for three years. The ship earned £40,000 in 111 days. Mr. Scott Bussell censured the general management.— Tlie proposal was adopted. The contributions for the relief of the Lan cashire operatives are on the most munificent scale. The American Chamber of Commerce in Liverpool voted to give £1,000 to the funds. An extraordinary general meeting of the Atlantic Telegraph Co. is called for the 12th ol December, for the purpose of considering a proposition for the issue of £'>00,000 new cap ital ill prefereutive shares of £5 each, bearing 8 per cent, interest, guaranteed by the British Government, In the event of success, any further profits to be first applied to pay 4 per cent, on the old capital, ami the surplus to he divided between the old and new shares and formation of a reserve fund. The prize light for the English championship between Mace aud King took place outlie 20th ult. After lighting twenty-one rounds, most of which were in favor of Mace, King knocked his op|K>nent insensible, and as Mace could not come to time King was declared the victor. It is reported that Heenau will fight King for the championship and £500 a side. FRANCE. The Paris Bourse was firm at 70f40c. The great topic of interest continued to be the great demonstration in favor of Piiuee Al fred, wltich continued in various parts of Greece. It was rumored that the Russian govern ment intends to address a communication to the English government, seriously objecting to the candidacy ol Prince Alfred. The French journals represent that England has assembled a licet of twelve war vessels in the Grecian seas, hut the Loudon Globe pro nounces the statement utterly devoid of foun dation. BELGIUM. Tlie Parliament ha* voted half a million of francs for public works, to relieve tlie distress of tlie cotton operatives. ITALY. Tlie Chambers continued to debate the Ro man question. Among other propositions was one that the Parliamentary session for 1803 should be held at Naples. CAPE OF ooon HOPE. The mails to the end of October had been received. Very stormy weather had prevailed, doing much damage to shipping, and interrupting business. The steamer Mississippi, from New York for \ imilii. was uikmiiiiimcii ai sea, aim me crew hail lauded at the Cape. The bark Parana, lor Shanghae, was wreck- ; ed in Simon's Bay Oct. 9. * [Latest via. yueenitnwn ] The Paris Bourse is flat. Rentes 70f 10c. The Prince Alfred excitement iu Greece continues. London Money Market.—The funds were steady. The market has been strengthened by over €700,000 in specie from the West In dies and New York. The drain of gold con tinues, but in a moditied form. The demand for discounts is moderate. From the Army of the Potomac. IlKAIiiJl'AKTt.ltS Aumv ok Potomac, I Doc. 9. j The weather is milder, aud the snow has melted considerably. An officer who came through from Alexan dria by land with a strong escort was told at Dumfries that sixteen sutlers, with Uieir wag ons. were captured by While's rebel cavalry last week, and the owners made to drive their own teams to some station iu the interior. They were represented as having a large regi ment of cavalry, and it lias for several days been considered unsafe to pass beyond Dum fries without a strong escort. A special court martial met to-day to try John W. Irvine on the charge of being a spy, he having been captured within our linss. The accused was a private in the 9th Virginia cav alry, and was captured near his father’s house in the vicinity of Hartwood Court House. It is understood that the court have agreed upon a finding, the result of which is not. known. The following general order has just been published: “No person will be allowed to cross the lines in the direction of the enemy w ithout a pass from these headquarters. ISigned,] Lewis Richmond, A. A. G.” _ Important from North Carolina. Newheiinv via Fortress 1 Monroe, no date, j Great disaffection exists iu the interior, and i an impression prevails there that a victory by I Burnside would be followed by the abandon ment of the Border States by the rebels, in ; eluding North Carolina and Tennessee. The Savannah Republican says the total rebel loss iu the recent battles amounts to 75, 000 men. The same paper says the people of Charles ton have pulled up all their lead pipes, con j trihutiug 00,000 pounds to the rebel Uoveru | meet, which issues receipts for all lead pipes ' or other flxtures, agreeing to replace them at the end of the war. Cavalry Fight in Oxford, Miss. Chicago, Dec. 9. A special Oxford, Miss., dispatch of the 7th, says Col. Dickey’s cavalry had a two hours’ engagement with the rebels near Coffeeville on Friday night. The rebels are said to have had live hundred infantry, cavalry and artil lery. Tlie Federal loss was nine killed, filly wounded, and sixty missing. The rebel loss was three hundred killed and wounded. Commercial. Per steam-hip Arabia, at Halifax. LIVERPOOL COTTON MARKET—The sale* of for the week were 39.000 bales, including 14.600 to speculator* and 2.300 to exporter* The market opened buoyant and closed at an advance of id % Id for American, and id ® jd for Surats. The sale* on Friday were 2,0o0 bales. The market closed dull at the following authorized quotations:—New Or leans fail 26; middling 22}; Mobile fair 25; middling 21$; Uplands fair 24: middling 21. The stock in port amounts to 272,000 bales, of which 23,500 are Amen can. LIVERPOOL BREAD-STUFFS MARKET-Bich ardsou, Spence k Co., and others, report:—Flour quiet but steady; sales at 23 ® 29-. Wheat dull; Red Weatern 9s®9s9ri; Red Southern 9-9d@in*2d; White Western 10s 6d ® 11-; White Southern 11- 3d @ 12*3. Corn quiet; mixed 29* 8d ® 3Us; White SI* 6d ®38s. LIVERPOOL PROVISIONS MARKET —Beef quiet but steady. Pork dull. Bacon quiet but steady. Lard active at 39s ® 40s. Tallow irregular. LIVERPOOL PRODUCE MARKET —Ashes steady at 33s® 34-. Resin inactive. .Spirits Tur pentine-sales small at 115s. Sugar very dull. Cof fee steady. Rice steady. Linseed buoyant. Linseed Oil steady. Cod Oil—no sales. 'Jute advanced id 1* pound. Latest via (Queenstown. LIVERPOOL COTTON MARKET.—The sa’es of cotton at Liverpool on Saturday were 3000 bales, iucludiug 1000 to speculators arid exporters. Tho market closed quiet and unchanged. Bread-tuffs quiet but steady. Provisions inactive. LONDON MONEY MARKET. Saturday P. M — Consols closed at 9S£ vft 91 lor money. AMERICAN SEC TUITIES—Erie railroad 42}® 43}; Illinois Central railroad 42} ® 41} discount. New York Market. New York. Dec. 9. Cotton—quiet and firm; sales 900 bales at 66} ® 67 for middling uplands. Flour—State and Western 10c high with rather more doing; Superflue State 5 90 ® 5 95; Extra State 616 ® 630; Round Hoop Ohio 6 86®6 90; superfine Western 690 ® 600; Common to good Extra West ern 6 15 ®6 65; Southern firmer: Mixed to good 0 80 ® 7 10; Fancy aud extra 7 20 00; Canada firmer; Extra 6 20 ® 8 25. Wheat—decidedly more active, and 1 @2c better: Chicago spring 122 •> 129: Milwaukee club 1 27 1 35; Amber Iowa 1 .‘Vi a 1 38; Winter Red Western 1 43 ® 146; Amber Michigau 1 46® l 49; White Michigan 1 60 a 1 64! Winter Amber State 1 47 ® 1 49; Spring Amber State 1 40. ^ Corn—active and 2c higher; Mixed Western 76 ® 77} in shipping order, the latter price for 50,000 bush Beef—more active; Country Mean 8 00(fe 10 75. Pork—firmer; Mess 13 50 & 13 62; Prime 11 60 @ 11 75. Sugars—quiet; New Orleans 9£ $ 10$; Muscovado 9J. Coffee—heavy, and 1$ @ 2c lower since this dav week. Molasses—steady; New Orleans 33 « 36; by auc tion 334 @ 34. Freights to Liverpool—unchanged; cotton nomi nal; flour2s; grain <4 8d iu bulk and ship's bags. Wool—quiet Stock Market. New York, Dec. 9. Second FUtard—Stocks dull and lower. Chicago k Bock Island. . A0$ Chicago, Burlington k Quincy,. 87 Norwich k Worcester,... 73 Cleveland k Toledo. 08 Catena k Chicago,. 80 Cleveland k Pittsburg. 431 Illinois Central scrip,. .s 10.... 78; Michigan Southern guaranteed,.s 10. ... set Michigan Southern. 39; Michigan Central, . 90 liar loin,. 21 Hudson,. 7;, United State* Gs one year certificates. 96 California 7's.. . .. .113 Erie preferred,. 931 Erie.t. Clf New York Central.1034 Pacific Mail,.122 Pennsylvania Coal Company. 116 American Cold,.132| United States 6's 1881 coupons,.104 United States demand notes.1264 United States 6's 1881 registered. 994 Treasury 7 3-10thi.lo3| MISCELLANEOUS. I*i«nosi. Pianos ! A RARE CHANCE! mr[t. Will be ou exhibition and for sale for fSjw-LrggjI a FEW DATS only, iu the Store NO. 162 MIDDLE STREET, a choice assortment of Piano-Fortos, Direct from the manufactory of LIGHTS If RRADBURT.SEW YORK. whose established reputation of thirty years renders the superiority of their Piauos familiar as “household words.’’ These instruments sing their own praise*. Any person desirous of obtaining a superior Piano for a very little money, should call and examine these instruments, as they must and will l>e sold. Their agent will take great pleasure in showing the beauties of these instruments to any and all who may favor him with a call. rr~Recollect this is a rare chance, and for a few daysouly. E. H. 08HORN. Ageut for the Manufacturer*. Every riano sold with the writteu guarantee of the Makers. <i*c3dtf “Home !” fflUE undersigned would inform his old friendt JL and the public, that after an absence of twenty five years. he lias returned to his native place and purchased of Mr. Thomas Richards bis interest iu the Washington Street Bakery, where will be manufactured the varieties of BREAD found in similar establishments; and he hopes, by close application to business, and au endeavor to please, to merit a share of patronage. in. lmtmsu. GOOD FAMIL Y F LOU It by the barrel, or in less quantities. dec9 “ WHITE STAR LINE77' OF Steamships. STEAM TO LONDON DIRECT. — The splendid, new and powerful _fur£t Steamship “M aVRMU«tti>ATos." A 1, 12 \ear>. 131u tons, 600 horse power— ■gSfiflKESf T. S. Eweu. Commander, will leave PortJanu ou or about the 20th Inst. Has first rate accommodations for passengers, first, second and third class. For freight or passage mpplv to i pmi ttiiYii a ro British Consulate Office, Exchange Street. deed INTERNATIONAL STEAMSHIP CO. Special steamboat Notice. Tbe Strainer New Knglimi will mak»* her LAS r THII* tor tin* Sen fl■'*' son—leaving Portland THURSDAY next. Dee. 11th, and St. Johu Mondav next,the 15th. deedtiildll C. I . EATON. FURS! FURS FURS Mi Fine American Sable I'urw! poll SALK AT SHAW’S, 136 MIDDLE STREET. Fitch and River Sable Furs, FOR SALE AT 9HAWS. Furs exchanged, altered and repaired. uov27 4wedis Removal. JOHN B. HUDSON, JR. -IIAS REMOVED TO No. 27 Market Square, whore he will execute in an artistic manner all kinds of ORNAMENTAL PAINTING, such as Signs,Cur taius, Banners, Landscapes, Figures, Flowers, Scroll Work, Ac. A long and thorough apprenticeship to the mechan ical branch of the busiues*. and several years study of the higher branches of the Art. have rendered him qual.tied to execute every variety ofwoik iu the most elegant styles, and lie hopes by diligence and constant attention to business, to merit the patron age of the public. ZSTCARI) SIGNS of all varieties painted to order. JOHN B. HUDSON. Ju.. doc4 d4w No. 27 Market Square. Boys, Boys, Boys. PARTICULAR attention given to CUTTING and MAKING BUYS' GARMENTS, by A. D. REEVES, - - Tailor, 98 EXCHANGE STREET. Portland, Aug. 6. 1862. dly « 1ST E FATTSHN 6S ! For Ladies, Gentlemen and Boys. G. L. BAILEY, 42 Exchange St. nov20 eodtf Milk Koute for Kale. BY inquiry at this office, or No. 92 Exchange St., one can hear of a chauce to buy a “MILK ROUTE,” iu which there i-< not a customer who has failed to nay his monthly bills. A iumsMi' chance is thus offered to any one who may sJKtJ engage in the business, or to enlarge hi* pi c&eWtWRfce. no via eodtf ENTEIiT AINMENTS. DODQ-E - - Again ! ossias"ET dodge And AVm. Hayward WILL GIVE OXE OP TBEIR PECULIAR CONCERTS! -IK PORTLAND, Monday Evening, December 15th, AT LANCASTER HALL. Conn am—Tuesday Eve, Dec. 10th, Robie’s Hall. SACCARAPPA-Wednosdav Kv .Dec.17,Warren Hall. For particulars s«; small bills. dec9 6t MECHANICS’ ASSEMBLIES! SUBSC RIBERS TO THE COURSE OF MECHAN ICS’ ASSEMBLIES WILL TAKE NOTICE! Thai the First Assembly of the Course will be ob FRIDAY EVENING. Dee-. 12th, —AT - MECHANICS’ HALL. Members of the M. C. SI. Association can obtain evening tickets of the Managers—at 75 cents each. Managers:—F. M. Carsley. A. D. Smith and Beni. R nights. dec9.d4t ffl. Is. A. Lectured*. THE Second 1-ectnre of tbe course will be deliver ed by REV. HI. H. WILBURN, the Blind Preacher—in NEW CITY HALL. Wednesday Evening,Dee. 10, I860. evening icents each—to be had at Paine's Music Store, the Bookstores, and at the door. Lecture to commence at 71 o'clock. Portland, Dec. 9, 1862. td LEVEE! The Spiritualist Association Will hold a Levee AT MECHANICS’ HALL. On WerinrixlHy Evening, Dec. 10, 1862. MUSIC BY CHANDLER, Door* open at 7 o'clock. .... Ticket". 26 cent". Dec. 8 Jl. C. H. Association. Jb The next meeting of this Association for gr ^ Lecture* and Derate* will be held Thurs Tr evening. Dec. lltli, at 74 o’clock, in their v Library Hall The Public are invited. Question for Di*cu*»ion : Besot red. That the enforcement of the principle of universal emancipation, a* announced in the Presi dent’s late proclamation, would tend to quell the re bellion, and insure the future uuiou and harmony of all the States. doc8 The Friends of Temperance WILL GIVE A COURSE OF SIX ASSEMBLIES AT LANCASTER HALL, commencing on Tuesday Evening, December 2d. The fourth Assembly will be on CHRISTMAS E VR, ou which occasion there will be extra dance*. The fifth wilt be on SR W YEAR’S E V E, with extra dancer, to dauce the old year out and the New Year in. The course will close with A Grand. Sail! Maxaoerr—J. H Barbcrick. W. H. Phillip*. J. B. Rackleft, C. J. Harris. Ticket." for tho Course—S3.50; Single Tickets, 75 cents—for sate by the Managers. Music by ( handler's adrtlle Hard. Dancing to commence at 8 o'clock. nov24 FOR SALE & TO LET. TO I.F.T. THE Easterly Tenement of the noose on Spring .Street, known as the Rolfe House. Enquire of Oct.27.—dtf 8. J ANDERSON'. <’oo|M»r's Shop to Let. ON Commercial Street, head of Hobson’s Wharf. Inquire of J. II 1IAMLEN. •ep4ff Office on Hobson’s Wharf. To Let. TIIE commodious Chaml*cr in the northerly cor ner of the new brick block, • orner of Lime aud Milk "Streets, directly facing the market. Rent «,w. Enquire at office of OCEAN INSURANCE CO., Sept, 15, 1862. dtf No. 27 Exchange St. To Let. The large House ou the corner of Mid* die aud Willow Street*, receutly occu* pied by Mrs. C. A. Richard* a* a* board ing house. Possession given imrnedi „ lately. For particulars euqnireof oc25 tf JOHN C. PROCTOR LETTER PAPER AND Envelopes. EVERY PERSON who has occasion to use quan tities of Stationery should purchase a year’s sup ply at once, for it has already advanced in price, and will undoubtedly in six months COST DOUBLE what it now does. T> A TT TNT7 CL ITAVTO UiAAAJAJ A W A1VAJJW) 56 & 58 . . - EXCHANGE STREET Portland, Have one of the largest stock* of Stationery in the State, bought for CASH O.VI T, and much of it be fore it advanced in price. Any on** wishing to pur chase in quantities. or tor their private use, will tind prompt attention and good bargains in BOOKS, STATIONERY, -ASD Room Papers. Bailey Ac Noyes, BOOK PUBLISHERS, Sfi, .VS A' os Eseliaujte St., Portland. F. W. UAILF.Y. JAMES NOYES. nov26 4Vd*«23 GAKDIM It & BROWN, At Middle Street, Opposite the Custom House, Have on hand, and are dailv receiving the lat est and most desirable styles of CLOTHS, OVERCOATINGS, Fancy Doeskin* and Cns*imere*. ALSO, A FULL STOCK OF Tit Latest Styles of RE.4Dl-.niDE CLOTHING, -AND Gentlemen’s Furnishing Goods, which we will sell at price* to suit the times. Portland. Nov. 19.1882. dtf WANTED j NOW! ! 7,500 MINK, 4,000 FOX, 0,000 MUSK HAT. * Highest prices paid at HARRIS' HAT STOKE, Dec. 8—2wed opposite Post-office. CLINTON FCRUISU & CO* Forwarding & Commission Merchants, NO. 24 RIVER STREET, CHICAGO. CLINTON rrRBISH. FRA NKLIN CARTER. References—J B Brown k Son. Portland W. W. Thomas. A K. Shurth tf. IS. <). Smith, W. J. Emmet, New York. Harris, lieyl it Co., Philadelphia dec2 d*w3w24 I WANTS. House Wanted. WASTED to pnrchaae, a house In thn .. pan „f the Cltr. ft, the riebdty ef«Jl(^w!£ « Bracket t .street, A two .to- 2mhtSS'mUhZ. jood lot woolrt be preferred. Any p-™ w“0 h« I ?oTiss fissrss iSs» jss? iu ,h“ Portland. Dec. 8th, *>* W anted immediately, 25 GOOD COAT MAEEES. Inquire at ocl6tf WOODMAX. TREE k CO. MERCHANDISE^ Vermont Butter. 25 PP Bg Prime, for sale by J.'F. WEEKS k CO, tiEORGE A. NOiNKR.ilT, NO. 130 MIDDLE STREET, IMPORTER .nd MasctacTuat* ha, on hand Muck."1 U eo"Uu,,Jr taanulacturii.a from the beet All the Latest Style* of fur goods, -coagisTixo or ! CAPES, COLLARS, MUFFS, CLOAKS WRAPPERS, COATS, ROBES, Ac., Ac., ’ all ofwhich wfli be «o!d on the matt rmtonabletarmt. ' **' purchasing elsewhere. novll X0,120 Middle Street. M^W F ALL GOODS For Gentlemen’s Wear. | AT No- 03. Middle Street. ROLLINS & BOND HAVE MK5 XKCBIVINO New and Desirable Styles of Cloths, Clothing, FURNISHING GOODS, Which they offer at Prices to suit the Times ! tyCall in before purchasing efecwfccre, and ••• jor yourself ! 95 MIDDLE STREET. oc29 dtf FAIHBAVK9’ Stan da rd SCALES. These celebrated Seale, are still made by the orig inal iorenton. (axu oxly by THa.ii,| and are con stantly receiving all the Improvements which tba<r long experience and skill can suggest. They are correct in principle, ehoroHpkly made, of the bett male rich, and are perfectly accurate and durable in operation. For sale, la every variety, as Hay, Coal and Railroad Seale* t BUTCHERS-. GROCERS-. DRUGGISTS', COH FECTIUXERS- and GOLD .SCALES! Beams, Weights,&c.,&c. With a complete variety of WE1GUIXG APPARATI’S, — BY — FAIRBANKS & PROWN, 118 Milk Street— corner of Battery march Street, Boston. Sold in Portland by EMERY k WATERHOUSE. oc85 NAIVE AU All — AND — Soldiers’ Relief Association, 9®. ittsat. Communications to be nddreswd J W. HATHAWAY Maine Slate Agent, tTaskington, D. C oc21 If BOOTS, SHOES & RUBBERS. W . W. LOT II HO P, (Formerly E. Shaw k Co.) No. 83 MIDDLE STREET, , A# usual,Lea ps constantly NUpplied with freeb SHI aiui fashionable BOOTS au«l SHOES, in ere f ^Ury variety ami style for gentlemen’# and la ^^^die# wear, and fnvtte all hi§ old customers and the public generally to give them a call whenev er they deftire to replenish their ‘undemanding* ” W. W. L. i# agent for the Leavitt and Wilcox k Gibb# SEWING-MACHINES augft—«md Real Estate, INVESTMENTS ! blwfiA1 l H i ll I WK A\Kb\ll> MfVfU 1 HE KIM ! 20 HOUSES, at price* from *100016 *6000. 4«H) HOUSE LOTS, at price* from fki)to *3000. 2.000. 000 feel of FLATS. 1.000. 000 leet of LAND. 2 STOKE LOTS on Commercial Street. XOHE8 GOULD, 74 Middle St., nov27 dtf Ur Stair*. Trusses*! Trusww ! Trusses ! TH0S. G. LOSING, Apothooar y , —- A5D PRACTICAL TRUSS FITTER, Devote* personal attention to the application • TRUSSE> to Adult* and Children. SHOULDER BRACKS and ELASTIC STOCK I1SCS constantly on hand. he l'oor’liberally considered. iaocll Something 1ST ew! THE BLONDIN SKATE, (Patented.) THESE Skate* are intended to cover deficiencies of skate* heretofore made, and •'speciallv in La dies' ami it out*' Skakes. with the Patent Ankle Sup port*, which need only to be -eeu and tried to insure for them n ready sale. They axe made from the beat material*, latest style#, and of superior workman ship. Any person can learu to skate well in le* than one-fourth of the time, by using the I’aterA Ankle . Support—and they are especially useful for tboee I having weak ankle*. For sale by €11 AS. DAY, Jr., lit Biddle St. nov2fl 3w • - --- ' — Burnside Eating Saloon! JO«iEI»II P. TAYLOR TKTOULD respectfully inform hi* friend* and tha 1? public generally, that he ha* opened tha abov* • Saloon, >fo. 51 IT'ore Htroet, where may bo found a variety of EATABLES to . gratify tin* apjietite. .Meals served to order. Day and Evening. He hoj>e# by pood atteiulauce tobu*ines*. and po lite atteutiou to customers, to merit a share of publio patronage novl4 d4w* nit. ri itrtv HAVINt. returned from the Ariu>. again temlara hi* proft^>i*»ual services to the |>et>ple of Cort land ai d vicinity. Hi- . salience—while absent—iu PRACTICAL SCR Cl A » . warrant* lulu iu calling atteutiou ie I this fi.'Hiich. Residence and Oflicu— 71 i UK* STRkkT. nov 27 dtf NOTICE. ANY person having from Five to Tan Hundred Dollars to invest, may learn of an established busmen*. in which a large portion of the citizen* of Portland are interested, which will give constant ea plovnn-nt and pay well, bv addressing decl dtf BUSINE64, Daily Office. On Hand. • A CONSTANT supply of best Extra Deep Oold Leaf, and at low rates at 26 Uajuuet Squab*