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Municipal Court— Dec. XT. John Rogers, for drunkenness and disturb ance, was lined $1 and costs. J. II. Williams for defense. John Sheridan, on a search and seizure pro cess, was adjudged guilty, and was fined $20 and costs, which he paid. Anderson A Webb for defense. Patrick O’Neal was found guilty of a single sale of liquor, and was fined $10 and costs, which he paid. Bnkakinq Jail.—About half past eleven o’clock yesterday forenoon, Mr. Robert Pen nell, turnkey in tbe jail, went into the jail, when he was Immediately surrouuded by six of the prisoners, who had very foolishly been allowed the privilege of leaviug their cells and promenading the area. They threatened to gag him if he made any resistance. lie attempted to get clear from them and lock himself in a cell, but not succeeding in this he threw the keys into the lower area. The pris oners got them, unlocked the door leading into the Sheriff's house, and escaped. The Sheriff, at tbe time, was at church. The pris oners who escaped were J. C. Stickney, who is under sentence of four years in the State Prison for passing forged orders; J. W. Lamb, convicted of arson, but not yet sentenced;— Jere Ragan, sentenced to two years in State Prisou for breaking and entering a house in - Westbrook; Levi S. Given, tor compound lar ceny, sentenced to one year in the State pris on ; Phineas Merritt, confined for debt; and Frank E. Jordan, who was wfcitiug an exami nation for horse stealing. Four of them who escaped, viz:—Lamb, Jordan, Stickney aud Givens, crossed the Cove on the ice, and two of them, Stickney and Given*, were arrested on the other side of the Cove and returned to the jail. Rag&u and Merritt took another route. Officers are in pursuit of the whole batch and had got track of tome of them last evening. The case of Lamb was to come before court next Saturday, on a motion made by his coun • ael for arrest of judgment, and for a new trial. P.S.—Ragan was arrested about 10 o’clock last evening by Deputy Marshal Hawkes and officer Wentworth. He was in the attic of his house in Union street. V*uaov *. mF.nr.AArni, WflLBKT.-A grail(1 concert will come off at the New City Hall Wednesday evening, at which there will be Promenade music by Poppenburg’s full Band, and Cotillon music by Chaudler's Baud. Col. Mason will drill a squad of the veterans of the 7th regiment in the French bayonet exercise. The proceeds of this concert are to be appro priated to the purchase of musical instru ments for the band of the regiment. The price of tickets is fixed at 25 cents only, which is “dog cheap” for such entertainments as are offered. Let the hall be filled to its utmost capacity. Coming Again.—Our readers will be glad to learn of the return to our city of Wesley's War Tableaux, which will be re-opcued at Deering Hall on Wednesday evening. This celebrated picture of the rebellion won praises from the best of critics as being a fine speci men of art, and is said to be the master work of that excellent and talented artist Bartholo mew, which is in Itself enough to warrant full houses while here. We understand that some additional scenes of the war has been transfer red to the canvas since it was on exhibition in our city. Go and see for yourselva, and we vouch for it you will come away satisfied. W-The funeral of the late Stephen Waite, Eaq., took place Saturday afternoon, at St. Stephens Church. The Episcopal lorra of ser vice was conducted by Bev. W. S. Perry, rector of the church, of which deceased was a member. He made a few appropriate remarks upon the Christian character of the deceased, and alluded, in a touching manner, to his beiug the last of a male line which had done so much to found and establish that church. The Li gonla Lodge of I. O. of O. F., of which de ceased was a member, was present, and escort ed the body to the grave. Pbof. Bbigos’ Headings.—The fourth of Professor Briggs’ humorous and dramatic readings before the Young Men’s Christian Association will take place this evening in the Library room at Mechanics’ Hall. The pro gramme for this evening is different from any of the previous ones, and the entertainment cannot fail to be instructive and amusing.— There ought to be a crowded house at every one of these readings. People do not seem to be aware of what they are missing in not at tending them. We hope to see a full room this evening. Safety- of thf. Caledonia.—The fears which were entertained for the steamer Cale donia, 26 day* out from Glasgow for this port, were dispelled yesterday by the report by steamship Bohemian, that the C. bad put into St. John, N. F., last Thursday, to coal up.— The Caledonia has about 60 passengers, and may be expected to-day or to-morrow. IV Ship Bonaventura, from Glasgow, via. Queenstown Nov. 16th, arrived at this port yesterday morning. She was towed in by the steamer Favorite. The ship was rather short of provisions. Capt. Willard spoke her on Saturday and supplied her with all he had. EV“The Social Levee given biven by the Spiritualists, at Lancaster Hall, Christmas evening, was so successful that, in accordance with numerous requests, it will be repeated, at the same place, to-morrow evening. |V Steamship Norwegian sailed from this port for Liverpool at 4 o’clock Saturday after noon. She had 38 cabin and 28 steerage pas sengers, and a full cargo. vr We are requested to state that the Monday morning and Saturday evening trains I on the Kennebec <fc Portland Kailroad will be discontinued on and after to-day. IV The annual busiuess meeting of the Union Church will be held in the Vestry of the Central Church, this evening at half past seven o’clock. Harper's Magazine for January has been received at the book store of Hall I,. Davis, No. 63, and at the periodical depot of E. C. Audrews, No. 67 Exchange street. nr The paaseugers and mails for Canada, i per steamship Bohemian, were sent of in a special train over the Grand Trunk Bail way at 12 o’clock yesterday noon. iW We learn that Mr. L. D. Cole has leas all the stalls which he has erected in Lime St., and that they will be occupied in the course of a week. We understand that the colored people of this city contemplate celebrating the first of January, of which due notice will be given. cy The stalls in the Milk Street Market will be leased by the Mayor and Board of Al dermen this evening. jyHarpers Magazine for January lias been received at the book store of A. Robin son, No. 61 Exchange street. BY TELEGRAPH. TO THE Portland Daily Press. FROM NEW ORLEANS. ® • _____ Arrival of Gen. Banks and Staff. Welcome of Gen. Banks by Gen. Butler. Gen. Butler's Farewell Address to his Soldiers GENERAL ORDER. GEN. BANKS' PROCLAMATION. CAPTURE OF REBEL STEAMERS. Escape of the Steamer Ovieto. New Youk, Dec. 28. The steamship Roanoke, from New Orleans 18th Inst., via Havana 22<i insL, arrived to-day. Site brings news of an interesting character. The North Star, with Gen. Banks and staff, arrived at New Orleans on the evening of the 14th,and the news transpired on the following day that Gen. Butler hud been superceded, which occasioned the utmost surprise among all classes. Even the registered enemies of tlie United Mutes were sorry to part with an otlicer who hail at least brought order and se curity to the city. On the 2'tth inst Gens. Butler and Banks met at headquarters. Gen. Butler welcomed Gen. Banks to the Department of the Gulf, and assured him that he would here find troops who were ready to yield cheerful obedience to every order. Gen. Banks responded, saying that the only pleasure he had in taking tile command was that in doing so he was obeying an order of the government of the United States. Tite meeting was most cordial, and the in terchange of sentiments was of that character which marks the coming together of friends. After the introduction of each other’s sUffs, Gen. Banks and sutf withdrew. Gen. Butler then addressed his SUIT, requesting each mem ber to Uke pains to enlighten and assist his successor. He spoke in the most generous manner of Gen. Banks and staff. Gen. But ler s parting address to his troops bears date of the 18th. He alludes in eloquent terms to their successes in the field, and the restoration of order and quiet by them to New Orleans, and to the feeding of starving wives and chil dren of their enemies. He states that the ex pedition with which they were connected, cost the government less by four-filths than any other, and closes by saying that the speaking of the word farewell is the only sorrowful thought he had. He commends them to their future commander as worthy of bis love. On the Kith (ien. Hanks issued a general order, in which he assumed the command of the Department of the Gulf and of the State ol Texas, and names his staff, who are already known at the North. Gen. Hanks also issued an order that all military and civil officers in the department should report to him, anti another suspending all sales of property on account of the United States until further or ders. Gen. Butler, accompanied by Col. Shaf fer, Col. Turnet, Major Strong, Major Bell, Capt. Davis, Capt. Keuzel, and other members of his staff, was to sail on the 22d for New York. Capt. Clark was to remain on duty at New Orleans. Gen. Banks was pushing things witli characteristic energy. Five thousand of the troops who accompanied him had lauded at Baton Rouge, and the remainder of the ex pedition would be sent forward as last as they arrived. The weather in New Orleans is fine. The troops are in good health. On the 18th, Gen. Banks issued the following proclamation: Headquarter* Department of the Gulf Xete Orlean«, Dec. Id, 1802:—In obedience to orders from the President, I have assumed command of the Department of the Gulf, to which is added, by bis special ordet, the State of Texas. The duty with which lam charged requires me to assist in the government of tiie United States. It is my desire to secure to the people of every class all the privileges of possession and employment which are consis tent with the public safety, or which it is pos sible for a bcnetlcient and just government to confer. Iu the execution of the high trust with which I am charged. I rely on the co-op eration and counsel of all loyal and well dis puseu people, ana upon tlie manliest interest of those dependent upon the pursuits of peace as well as upon tlie support of the naval and laud forces. My instructions require roe to treat as enemies those who are enemies, but I shall gladly regard as friends those who are Iriends. No restrictions will be placed upon the freedom of individuals which are not im peratively demanded hy considerations of public safety. Hut while their claims will be liberally considered, it is due also to them to state that all ttie rights of the government will be unflinchingl/maintained. Respectful consideration and prompt reparation will lie accorded to all persons w ho are wronged in body or estate by those under my command. The Government does not profit by the pro longation of a civil contest, or tlie private or public sufferings which attend it. Its fruits are not equally distributed in the disloyal States. Desolation lias empire on the sea and outlie land. In the North, be it known, the war is an abiding sorrow, but not yet a cal amity. Its cities and towns are increasing in population, tpalth and power. Tlie refugees from tlie Soutli alone compensate, in great part, for the terrible decimation of battles. Tlie people ot this department who are dis posed to stake their fortunes and their lives upon resistance to the Government may wisely reflect ui>oti the immutable conditious which surround them. Tlie valley of tlie Mississippi is the chosen seat of population, product and power on this continent. In a few years 25,000,000 of peo ple. unsurpassed in material, resources and ra pacity lor war. will swann upon its fertile riv ers. Those who assume to set conditions upon their exodus to tlie Gulf count upon a power not given to man. The country washed by the waters of the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi, can never ho permanently severed. If one generation base ly barters away its rights, immortal honors will rest on another that reclaims them. Let it never be said either that tlie East or the West may lie separated. Thirty days distance urc mai kcu» ui raurupt* nun sausiy me wants of Louisiana ami Arkansas, but it will not answer the demands of Illinois and Ohio. The Valley of the Mississippi will have its deltas upon the Atlantic. The physical force of tlie West w ill debauch on its shores with a power as resistless as the torrents of its giant rivers. The country cannot be permanently divided. Ceaseless wars may drain its blood and treasure; domestic tyrants or foreign foes may grasp the sceptre of its power, but its destiny will remain unchanged. It will still lie united: God has ordained it. What avails then the best government ever devised by man, the self-adjusting, self-correcting Constitution of the United States. People of the South West, why not accept the conditions imposed by the imperious necessities of geographical configuration and commercial supremacy, and re-establish your ancient prosperity and renown? Why not Ire come the founders of States which, as the en trepotrs and depots of your own central and upper valleys, may stand’ in the aflluencies of their resources without a superior, and In the privileges of the people without a peer anti ng the nations of the earth. (Signed) N. P. Banks, Commanding. The only additional news in the New Or leans papers is the capture of two steamers loaded with sugar, and a launch filled with arms, ammunition and one small brass cannon, by an expedition sent to Atchafaloia river, by Commander Buchanan. The Koanoke brings Havana advices to the 22d. Advices received there from Ship Island, 18th inst., state that all the ships that sailed from Hampton ltoads for Gen. Banks, had reached there except two—the Thames and the Georges Creek. The latter was still at Key West. The Curlow had got ashore there, i bift was got off safely. The rebel schooner Belief had arrived at i Havana from Mobile, with cotton. She reports that the rebel steamer Florida, alias Ovelo, had cot out with a crew of 100 men, passing the blockade during the night. Among the vessels from New York which had not reached Ship Island, in addition to those already reported broken down, are the SUetucket, Continental, Quluoeboag, Hondu ras. Retaliatory Proclamation by JclT. ' v Davis. Gen. Butler and his Officers to bo Hung, if Captured. Other Officers and Slaves to be Hung. New Yoke, Dec. 27. The following are extracts from Jeff Davis’ proclamation. After detailing the facts about the execution of Mmnford at New Orleans, Jeff Davis says: "Now', therefore, I, Jefferson Davis, Presi- [ dent of the Confederate States of America, and in tlicir authority, do prououiiee and de clare the said Benj. F. Butler to be a felon, de serving of capital punishment. I do order that be shall no longer be considered or treat ed merely as a public enemy of the Confeder ate States of America, but as an outlaw and common enemy of mankind, and that, in the event of his capture, the officer in command of the capturing party do cause him to be immedi ately executed by hanging. And I do further order, that no commissioned officer of the United Slates taken captive shall be released on parole before exchanged, until said Butler shall have met .with due punishment for his crimes. And, whereas, the hostilities waged against the Confederacy by the forces of the United States under the command of the said Benj. F. Butler, have borne no resemblance to such warfare as is alone permissible by the rules of international law or the usage of civ ilization, but have Iteen characterized by re peated atrocities and outrages.”—(Herefollows a list of alleged atrocities committed by But ler and his command, including his coufisca tioti order.) The proclamation concludes as follows: “And, whereas, the President ol'fhe United States has, by public and official dMarations, signified not only bis approval of tile effort to | excite servile war within the Confederacy, but his intention to give aid and encourage ment thereto if these independent States shall continue to refuse submission to a foreign foe uiLei lug nrsi uay oi January next, and has ! thus made known that all appeal to the law of nations, of the dictates of reason and the in stincts of humanity, would lie addressed in vain to our enemy,'and that they can be de terred from the commission of these crimes only by the terrors of just retribution. Now, therefore, I, Jefferson Davis, President of tile Confederate States of America, and acting by their authority, appealing tothe Divine Judge in attesting that their conduct is not guided by the passion of revenge, but that they re luctantly yield to the solemn duty of redress ing, by necessary severity, crimes of which their citizens are the victims, da issue this proclamation, and, by virtue of my authority as Commander-io-Cnief of the armies of the Confederate States, do order: 1st. That all commissioned officers of the command of the said Benj. F. Butler be de clared not entitled to be considered as soldiers engaged in honorable warfare, but as robbers and criminals, deserving death, and that they, and eacli of them lie, whenever captured, re served for execution. 2d. That private soldiers and non-commis sioned officers in Hie army of the said Butler be considered as only the instruments used for the commission of the crimes perpetrated by his orders, and not as free agents; that they, therefore, lie treated, when captured, us prison ers of war, with kindness and humanity, and lie sent home on tile usual parole that they will in no manner aid or serve the United States in any capacity during the continuance of this war, unless duly exchanged. 3d. That all negro slaves captured in arms lie at once delivered over to the executive au thorities of the respective States to which they belong, to be dealt with according to the laws of said State. 4th. That the like orders be executed in all cases with respect to all commissioned officers I of the United States when found serving in ■ company with the said slaves in insurrection against the authorities of the different States of this Confederacy. In testimony whereof, I have signed these presents, and caused the seal of the Conled crate States of America to be affixed there to. at the City of Richmond,on this 23il day of Deceinlier, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two. fSiffilpdl .IcrruDunv T W vis By the President. J. P. Benjamin, Secretary of Slate. FROM WASHINGTON. _ Gen- Butler to be Assigned a Oommand in j the Field. The Wounded from Fredericksburg. Report of the Superintendent of Public Printing. more Troubles in Utah. Capture of Federal Troops and a Battery. Washington, Dec. 28. Maj. Gen. Butler is by this time on his way to W&shiugton, he having been ordered to re l>ort here. Report already assigns him an im portant command in the Held. Maj. Sprague has been allowed leave of ab sence until further orders. This is to enable him to accept the position of Adjutant Gen eral of the State of New York under Gov. Seymour’s administration. The last of the wounded arrived yesterday from the Rappahannock. There have been registered in Sturgis Hos pital over 600 wounded patients, on whom the surgeons have performed capital operations, viz: amputations of legs, arms, or resection of these limbs, to the number of 74; ail ex cepting 41 were primary operations. The report of John D. Defrees, Superintend ent of Public Printing, giving iu detail the transactions of his office for the year ending Sept. 30, lias just been printed. The increased demand for printing blanks, occasioned hv the war, &c., lias been very great. The report shows a saving to the government of $205,506 since the establishment of the office in March of last year. Accounts from l'tali represent the recently appointed U. S. Judges to be dissatisfied with the condition of affairs in that territory—the Legislative Assembly still throwing every ob stacle iu the way of holding courts and bring ing criminals to justice. Senator Browning of 111., lias introduced a bill endeavoring to rem edy these defects, hut from all accounts one tiling seems to lie certain, viz: that the U. S. government will have to meet the issue iu j Utah at once, and lor all.by prompt and vigor- ! ous measures. Owing to the inefficient cou (lllpt rtf fltrinul' Ollllllnul enllnna iltn nsaiunxlst I ing coils have become ililticuit to remedy, ami tlie former contempt for the home government has become intensilied. A report has reached Washington that a company of the 2d Pennsylvania cavalry, com manded by Col. True, stationed at Oceoquan, was surprised this morning by a detachment of rebel cavalry. A tight occurred, in which a number were wounded, and Capt. Johnson, of the Pennsylvania cavalry, who was in com mand, killed. Several supply wagons were captured by the enemy. It is" also stated that that the rebels captured some of our troops and a battery at Dumfreesboro, yt^terday. Prom Mexico and Central America. Paxama, Dec. 15. Mr. Carter, IT. S. Minister to Bolivar, re turns home on the Ariel. The French fleet has sailed for Mexico, leav here four American and one British ship of war. At Aspinvval! there is only the disabled U. S. brig Buinbridge to protect foreign interests. A forced loan of $34,01)0 has just been as sessed on the natives of Panama. Hon. M. M. Diasc has been elected Gov ernor of Panama for the next two years. Arboleda, the leader of the Conservative party in the present civil war in this country, was recently assassinated by some of the peo ple whose relatives he shot some time since.— This event may possibly husten a peace. Vessels Chased by a Rebel Privateer. New York, Dec. 27. The ship Lizzie Southard reports that she was chased Nov. 19th, lat. 80, Ion. 42, by a supposed privateer. The bark Martha’s Vine yard reports, no date, lat. 40, ion. 60, was chased by a supposed privateer. From Newbern, N. O. New York, Dec. 2S. The steamer Geo. O. Collins, from Newbern 25th, has arrived. She brings no news. The health of the troops is good, and all is quiet. Capture of the Ariel by the Alabama. The Ariel Relieved of her Arms and Am munition. U. 8. Officer* Disarmed and Paroled. Bonds Given and the Steamer Re leased. San Francisco, Dec. 27. By tile arrival at this port of steamship Con stitution from Panama, we have highly impor tant and exciting news. The Constitution re ports that the steamship Ariel, from New York for Aspinwull, was captured on the 7th lust, by the pirate Alabama. The Alabama de tained the Ariel until the 10th inst., when she allowed her to proceed towurds Aspinwull, upon her giving bonds in the sum of *228,000 as a ransom. The arms and ammunition on board the Ariel w^re taken from her, and 120 marines, who were on lioard, were parollcd. Much anxiety is felt here lest the Ariel, on her return trip to New York, should lie over hauled, and tlie large amount of specie which she will carry, be captured. The passengers oil lioard the Ariel spoke in the highest terms of the courtesy shown by Capt. Semmes. The Ariel was captured near the east end of Cuba. The only plunder, with the exception of the arms and ammunition, was *8000 in “green hacks,” belonging to Wells, Fargo & Co. The Alabama last coaled at Martinique.— When leaving that port the U. S. steamer San Jacinto aimed her guns nt her, when simulta neously the guns of the fort were turned upon the San Jacinto. This is the statement of the 1st Lu of Capt. Semmes. The Alabama cluims a speed under 25 lbs. of steam of 10 knots an hour. She overtook tiie Ariel with only 11 pounds of steam and lired two guns at her, when she hove to. ('apt. Semmes Hrst intended to destroy the Ariel by burning her, Hrst putting the passen gers ashore in little settlement huts at St. Do mingo. Capt. Jones, of the Ariel, protested that half of his passengers would die if this was .1— o_... o.. .. . . , the passengers at Kingston, but alter much parleying an arrangement was effected to re lease the Ariel, on Capt. Jones giving bonds iu tiie sum of $228,000, payable in 30 days af ter tiie acknowledgement of the Southern Confederacy. • Panama. Dec. 15. The steamship Ariel reached Aspinwall on Friday night, 12th inst., having been overhaul ed by tiie Alabama on the Tib inst. off cast end of Cuba, and taken to Jamaica. The Ariel was detained for two and a half days and then released, after her captors taking out $12, 000 in specie or freight for Nicaragua, tiie property of two Southern men, and some boots and shoes. Tiie officers of tiie Alabama also made prisoner of and disarmed Capt. Sar tori. of the C. S. Navy, who was coming out to take command of tiie Cyanuc, Capt. Gar land, of tiie marine corps, en route for Miec Island, Cal., and some other U. S. officers, and 140 marines, and alter taking all their equip ments, including their side urins, they released them on parole. The passengers denouuce their treatment ai.d accommodation on tiie Ariel as most abominable and disgraceful, and would gladly have seen her burnt had there been any other way of reaching their destination. It ap|>ears tiiat Capt. Seinines was looking out for the steamship Champion wlieu he foil in with the Ariel. Before taking the Ariel Capt. Seinines fired a blank cartridge nt her and afterwards a shell, which struck her fore mast, nearly cutting it in two. The people of tiie North can form their own ideas ns to tiie precautions hitherto taken to protect Cali fornia interests by the Government. rnnn Till? fini tmu ruT Reported Orders for the Evacuation of Island Ho; 10. Gen. Grant’s Army Reported falling Back. Cairo, HI., Dec. 27. We have received nothing to-day in regard to the movements of our forces against the rebels, who are now operating iu Northwest ern Tenuessee. The rebels have done great damage in the Ohio river bottom. They have burned two long bridges over the river, and destroyed two miles of tressel work at Middlebury. It is reported this evening that orders have been giveu for our forces to evacuate Island No. 10, to spike the guns there, and blow up the magazines. Information lias been received to-day that trains are running on the railroad between Jackson and Trenton, and that 2000 of our troops are at the latter place. There is a rumor in circulation here to-night that Gen. Grant's army has fallen back across the Tallahatchie river, but it is not traceable to any reliable source. Arrival of the Steamer Columbia. Gen. Butler Challenged to Eight a Duel. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. New York, Dec. 28. The steamer Columbia, from New Orleans 20th and Havana 23d inst., has arrived. She brings uo news of moment. The rebels, thinking they will see a less vig orous commander in Gen. Banks, appear iu the streets iu crowds. One of them sent a challenge to Gen. Butler, who put it iu his pocket, and sent the angry rebel word that if he desired an onset to come on, in the street or wherever else it might suit hiui best. Gen. Corcoran, witli his Irish legiou, hail arrived below New Orleans. A large number of speculators had arrived in New Orleans; and may give ail impulse to trade. Gen. Banks was very busy and in hourly consultation with Geii. Butler. The best of feeling exists between them and their respec tive stall's. Gen. Elliott, of the 1st Louisiana regiment, had resigned. From Havana and Nassau. A uun, AA-t. «iO. The steamer British Queen, from Havana 20th and Nassau 23d, lias arrived. Venezula dates of the 22d suite that the in surgents were evincing a desire for reconcilia tion. I'ierre Soule was at Havana on the 20th inst. Nassau papers contain the following items:— The Governor has issued a proclamation, for bidding pilots to briug in Federal or rebel cruisersi The steamer Giraffe, a blockade runner, had arrived at Nassau from Liverpool, with uu as sorted cargo, probably to run the blockade again. — From Santa Fe and Fort Stanton. Kansas City, Dec. 27. Santa Fe advices of the 13th that state it is now pretty well ascertained that there is no probability of an immediate appearance of Texans iu New Mexico. Advices from Fort Stanton arc encouraging. Col. Carson was in active pursuit of the rebels. Marine Disaster—Loss of Life. San Francisco, Dec. 27. The Rbip Sea King, which sailed from this port on the 0th of September for Liverpool, loaded with wheat, was totally lost when ten ; days out. All on board were lost except the third mate, who was picked up by the bark I Eugene and carried to Peru. — Arrival of the Ariel at New York. New York, Dec. 28. 1 A. M.—The steamship Ariel has arrived I up to port. The news of her capture and r*» ) lease by the Alabama, ns stated in the San Francisco dispatch, is fully confirmed. She brings no specie. Stock Market. New York. Dec. 27. Second Board—Stock market excited ami higher, i Chicago A Rock Island. 82i Illinois Central scrip,. 73.' i New York Central. 104] 1‘acilic Mail.185} ! American Cold, .132 Missouri it's. 431 ! Tennessee 6’». 58! United States demand notes.12*;' | T/eastiry 7,3-lOth*. I'll; I New York Market* New York, Dec. 27. Cotton—firmer: 67 ■% 07$ lor middling upland*. Flour—sales bobbin; State and Western quiet and firm; Superfine State 5 70 «£ 590; Extra do 610 cj 0 25; Round Hoop Chiu 6 70 o 6 76; Suj>erfine Western 5 75 o 5 90; common to good Kxtra West ern 6 00 « 0 40; Sou?liern uelmuged; .Mixid to good 6 70 e 7 00; Extra 6 15 a H 00. Wheat—quiet and very him; Chicago spring 121 @ J Milwaukee club 1 27 ft 134; Amber Iowa 1 35 <t 1 38; Winter Red Western 1 40 '</. 1 43: Am ber Michigan 1 44 ^ 1 46; inferior Winter Red Illi nois 1 35. Corn—active, and lc better; Mixed Western 78 <a 80 for shipping, and 66 77$ for uusouud. Cate—steady; sales moderate; Jersey. Northern and Western at 68 (a/ 70c. Beef—quiet; Country Mess 700@ 1000; Trim© 660 & 6 00; Repacked Chicago 1200. Pork-Mess 14 25 .«> 14 37; Prime 11 50 (a 12 60;— Western Prime Mess 13 00 % 16 00. Government | contract for 26.000 bbls of new Prime Mess, delivera ble 6000 bbls per month, January to May inclusive, was awarded at 13 38 q. 16 94, and 25.000 this new Mess, with same delivery, at 15 75 (g 16 25. Sugar—firm and quiet; New Orleans 9J @ 10$. Coffee—dull; sales Jamaica at 28c; St. Domingo at 20c in bond. Molasses—dull; New Orleans 34 & 35c. Freights to Liverpool—dull; cotton nominal; flour Is 9d; grain 7d ^ "id for wheat in shin's bags. W'ooT—dull. VINE BOOKS'. FOR IIO El OA Y PRESENTS A rich and varied assortment of the best standard literature, illustratiMl works, aud the poets, in elegant Turkey Morocco bindings. PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUMS. We have the largest assortment in the State of Maine. JUVENILE BOOKS! Our collection is LARGE, and selected with care, containing many well-known American and English popular works, with all the LATEST PUBLICA TIONS. Please remember, BAILEY k NOYES, dcc20 d2w 56 and 58 Exchange street. ISTew and Splendid TOYS! TO PLEASE THE GIRLS AND BOYS, -at S. H. COLESIVORTHY’S, No. 02 I'lfhange Street. -ALSO PHOTOGRAPH ALBIUS, and a large a»ortment of Gift Books and Fancy Articles, -k>r CkristmasA New Year’s PreaenU. dec23 3« MACHINERY, Steam and Gas Fittings, Ac. THE subscriber would inform his friends and tbo public, that be may be found at 3 7 UNION STREET, (until his shop is rebuilt.} ready to answer any order* lor steam, gas and water pi|ies. Steam and <>a* F ttings of all descriptions. Will also atteud to fitting the above for steam or g is. Orders received for Pattern making, and Steam and other machinery, Boilers, Water Tauks, 4c. Will devote his personal attentio i to arranging and settiug hnginA, Boilers, Shafting, on reasonable | ^deeisdtf 'RA WINN. A««,. Holidays are Coming! The Largest and Beat Assortment of GIFT BOOKSj JUVENILES, Cbo. id the city—is to be fooed at H. FAlCIC^lRD’S, No. 01 Exchange Street. PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUMS—of every variety of binding—a very large assortment, at the low* AST prices. UP Pall and examine this Stock before purchasing elsewhere. ded6 tjanl “Home Agaiu!” THE undersigned would inform his old friends and the public, that alter au absence of twenty* five years, he has returned to his native place and purchased of 31 r. Thomas Richards his iuterest in the Washington Street Bakery, where will bo manufactured the varieties of BREAD found in similar establishments; and he hopes, by close application to busiue-**, and au endeavor to please, to morit a share of patronage. .'ll. B RADISH. GOOD FAMIL Y FLOUR by the barrel, or in less quantities deed tf HOUSe LOT FOR SALE! At Ferry Villose—Cape Elizabeth. THE subscriber offers for sale, at pri\ ate sale, a de sirable House Lot at Kerry Village. Cape Eliza beth. situated on School Street, being 47 feet on said street, and extending back, keeping the same width, 90 feet, and being Lot No. 12. on Wm. Auson’s plan of Turner heirs estate at said village. If not disposed of previously, the subscriber will proceed to sell said Lot BV AVCTIOV on the premises, ou .Saturday, the 10th day of Janu ary. 1«»>3. at 10 o'clock A. M. Tor particulars enquire of Fessenden A Butler, 69 Exchange Street, Portland. JOHN S. SNOW. Portland. Dec. 25. 1«02. dec25 dtjaul0# Protootivo WAR-CLAIM ASSOCIATION FOR NEW ENGLAND. OFFICE. Na. 11 Railrwad Exchn nge.B*»t«a,Maaa. CHIEF JUSTICE BIGELOW. President. His Ex. JOHN A. AN DREW. \ i AMOS A. LAWRENCE, I Vice 1 re**de,,t8 WALDO HIGGIXSOX, Treasurer. U.TRACY HOWE. Secretary. D1RKCTOU6: Judge Hoar. Martin Brimmer, Joseph Coolidge, (>eorge B. Emerson, Edward Atkinson, William Appleton, Uuincy A. Shaw, Richard Frothingham, Charles E. Norton, George S. nil lard, Geo. Wm. ltoud, Patrick Donahoe. James Freeman Clarke, F. W. Liucolu, Jr. OBJECTS. The objects of th>’ Association are— 1—To secure to soldiers or sailors^and their fami lies. any claims for pay or pension, Ac., at the least cost to the claimant. 2—To protect soldiers or sailors, and their families, from Imposture and fraud. To prevent Arise claims from being made against the Governmeut. 4 —To give gratuitous advice and information to soldiers ana sailors or their families needing it. tr I*be Hoard of Directors supervise and control the entire business of the Association, and the char acter and standing of those gentlemen will he a guar antee to the public that the business of the society will be conducted with fidelity and economy. All applications r'latiug to the business of the As sociation, whether bv letter or in person, should be made to U. TRACY HOWE, Secretary, decl5 eod4w No. 11 Railroad Exchange.Boston Plumer Boots! Plumer Boots! MEN’S French Calf Boots, Plumer Last, $3.00 44 44 44 “ outside tap-sole." 44 8 60 44 44 44 4 4 44 44 4 00 44 44 44 44 custom made, 44 44 6.00 Ladies9 Balmoral Boot*. i.amcs i an Baimonus, bz.uu Ladies' French Calf Balmorals. Plumer Last, 2.25 Ladies' Euglish lioat Tap-Sole do. “ " 2.00 PLUMER PATENT BOOTS. Arc perfectly easy when first put on.require no break ing in, do not distress the feet at all. One can walk allday and not feel tin d in the ankles or feet. They conform to the natural orgauizatiou of the feet— therefore make no corns or buuious. and those a ho are suffering with those troubles will tiud great re lief by wearing the Plumer Hoots. We have a full assortment of Plumer Boots, made with the princi ple fully carried out. C. F. THRASHER A CO., 43, 45 & 4? Union Street. ST*Do not purchase a pair unless a trade stamp is on each pair. All others are imitations. Portland, Doc. 9.1862. dec9 3weod DOLE At MOODY,' GENERAL Commission merchants, AND WHOLESALE DEALERS IN FLOUE, 00EN AND PE0DU0E, No. 6 Galt Block Commercial Street, PORTLAND, Mb. ANDREW T. DOLE FRANKLIN C MOODY. I June 28 eodK <1——,0 | ENTERTAINMENTS. GRAND RE.OPENING Ol WESLEY’S WAR T A B L i; A l' X ! AT DEERING HALL, For One Week.. with new and additional attractions, commencing On Tuesday Evening, December 30th. Exhibitions given each evening, at 7$ o’clock. CARDS OF ADMrs.SIOX—15 cents; children 10 cents; reserved seats. 25 cents.. ' ■ ALSO EXHIBITIONS ON Wednesday and Saturday Afternoons, for children—at the low price of 6 cents. de<J27 d8t GKFt^lSriD PROtlEAADE CONCERT ! FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE 7th Maine Regiment, -AT TVe>v City Hall, NEW YEAR’S EVE, Wednesuday, December 31sf,lSOS. Promenade Music bv the splendid Band ofthelith U. 8. In Ian try Cotillon Music.by Cbaudler's Band. During the evening Col. E. C. Mason will drill a ' Company of the Veteraus in the School of the Com pany and the French Bayonet Exercise. SJ^Tlie Seventh hope to see all their friends on this occasion. The proceeds of the Concert will be applied to the purchase of a set of instruments for the Kegimcutal Baud. TICKETS 26 cents, to be had at C'rossmsn & Poor's. M. 8. Whittier's, aud Charles Beckett’s. dec27 dtd y. ac. 6Ta. Humorous & Dramatic Entertainmenta THE Fourth of the Seriee of Reading, by PROF N L. BUlGGS, will be given On Monday Evening, December 29, In the LECTL RE ROOM at Mechanic» Hall. Programme. PART I. Marley', Ghost—A Christmas Carol.Dickent. Handy Audi 's Bottle of soda Water.Lover. The Raven (by request! The Charge of the Ught Brigade.. . . Tenn^ton PART II. Merchant ofVenieo—Act. Ill, Scene 3. and Act IV. Sceue 1.Shaktware. rhe I reiichiuau and the Rats...Anon Hamlet—Act I, Scene 3, (bv request) . skuktpearc. The Itival Editor* of Blue and liulf Poli tics (Pickwick Papers).Dickent. Doors open at 7—Reading* to commence at 8 o’ clock. 8ingle Tickets.25 cents—to be obtaiued at the Book store* and at the door. dec25 td Our Country and its Crisis. THE undersigned, having returned from three vears residence iu Canada, to share the fortunes of his uative laud, is prepared to respond to the call of Associations, or I>*cture Committees, and speak upon either of the following topics: 1. Our CorxTRT—its Mission, its Crisis, its Deliv- j erauec aud Safety. 2. The Nature, Foundation and Mission or ! Civil (jOvernmknt, with reference to our present national conflict. 8. Maine—its Position, its Past, its Present, its lu- 1 terest aud Kelatious to the Couutry and its Crisis 4. The Masonic Fraternity—it* Relations to the Country, the Uoverumeut, aud the Conflict—its . uture Mi*«iou. Liberal, with a view to reach the people. Artdrew CYRIL PEARL. dec2u4wd Portland, Me. A The Friend* of Temperance gi WILL GIVE A COUUSE OF j , six assemblies!_U AT LANCASTER HALL, commencing on Tuesday Evening, December 2d. The fourth Assembly will be on CHRISTMAS EVE, on which occasiou there will be extra dances. The fifth will be on SEW YEAR'S E> E, with extra dances, to dance the old year oat and the New Year in. The coarse will close with A Grand Sail! Managers-J II. Barberick. W. H. Phillips. J. : B. Rackleft, C. J. Harris. < Tickets for the Course—S3.60; Single Tickets. 76 cents—for sale bv the Mauairer-* MUSIC OV l UANDLEK * VJUADKILLE BAND. Dauciug to commence at 9 o'clock. uo%24 FOR SALE & TO LET. TO LET. A COUNTINGover No. 1^1 Commercial street, bead of Union Wharf Applv to McGlLVERY, RYAN k DAVIS dec25 dt TO LET. A SMALL HALL, or rooms suitable for a me chanic's or manufacturer’s work shop Inquire at 330 Congress street. declT di*3w For Snlo. THE HOUSE on the corner of Pros pect and Casco streets—the basement finished for a Store. A good stand for , a family Grocer. i —A LAO— Two Lots of Laud, one on Spring and one on Spruce street. Either would be exchanged for a . good Dwelling House. For particulars please apply at 127 Middle Street, Portland N. 1. MITCHELL. nov4eodtf TO REIT. MA modern built HOUSE, No. 30 Dauforth ! street, suitable for a genteel family—con taining fifteen rooms. Euquirc of J. K. KING, in rear of 30 Dauforth ! Street. declOtf CooperS shop lo Lei* ON Commercial Street, head of Hobson’s Wharf. Inquire of J. H HAMLKN. •ep4tf Office on Hobson’s Wharf. To Lei. THE enmmod ions Chamber in the northerly cor ner of the new brick block. « orner of Lime and J Milk Streets, directly facing the market. Kent ow. | Enquire at office of OCEAN INSURANCE CO., Sept. lo. 1862. dtf No. 27 F.xchauge St. To Lei. The large House on the corner of Mid* die and Willow Streets, recently occu* •HIM Pi,H* by Mrs. C. A. Richards as a' board* ll|t|^V ing house. l’ossesiiou given immedi* mMMHAatcly. For particulars enquire of oc26 tf JOHN C. PROCTOR Gill Frames. F)R PORTRAITS OR LANDSCAPES of any ! size or style desired—latest patterns and best ; workmanship— made to order bv MORRISON Jc CO., 26, Market Square GEORGE A. Sl'SSKRAlJT, NO. 120 MIDDLE STREET, IMPORTER and Manufacturer, has on hand, aud is constantly manufacturing from the best J stock, All the Latest Styles of FUR &OODS, -COSSIST1XO O* CATES, COLLARS, MUFFS, CLOAKS, WRAPPERS, COATS, ROBES. Ac., Ac., wl1 of w hich will b« .old on the mngt rea.u>nabtt twmi. all before purchuiug elsew here. No. 120 Middle Street. novJl Loan of the City ol'Port land. City or Portland. I Treaturer'* Office, !>eetmber 23. 1862. J PROPOSALS will be received at this office until : Saturday, January 3d, 1-863, at 8 o’clock P. M., 1 for the purchase of Bonds issinti by the City of Port- | land, tor municipal purposes, to the amount of Forty-Eight Thousand Dollars, - on twenty tears’ time, at the rate of interest of Fivk Per Cent per annum. The Burnt* will be dared January ldt. 186,3. and nulled In sams of 6300 and 61000, with semi-aunual coupon*, both payable ; iu Portland, aud purchasers will W required to pay the accrued iuterest till their payments for the same. J The right so reject proposal* not deemed satisfactory 1 will bet reserved! 24 edtjftii3 HENRY F LORD. Treasurer 1 Mr A NTS. 11 Board Wanted la a Private Fiunily. ,4 Single Gentleman wi«i„., k„,.rii i„ . „ sV family In ihe clt\ Guud Prl'»'e required. Address ‘ -tereuees given and de<22-l/ °‘ UuX f6r ,wo "°«k*. Portland WANTED. ThK subscriber, haring had considerable nM. cuce In connection with manufacturtn* but wuhout capital, wishes to make arraoMmeum' Jus some person haring mean., to operat”*a£id!!«7hi£ hest°of00lell—*u<* "l“"’ best of refereuce as fo character and abtiity “ fl “ W^"ABD, “ox % South _ accio eod2m merchandise! CRASS SEED. ~■ soowwa*®**** n. |, growth of 18tB.' decwdlm _ .__ DANA A CO. A* Wholesale ! 7,000 jtid Bb!»‘LStoaViiuu”!ourCOni Ion Bbls. Arcade * *“'• * >»“r W ** <hic«i*atr M 65 “ Amrasta „ w “ L'niou „ .JM?0 " Cheap Pine Boards *•■0®® Pine Clapboards—planed. ino'SK? ?.Prac* 1 Ispboards. 100.000 Extra Cedar Shingles By .. .J*®?- P foster, Portland, Dec 11,b^6 ^ °f L“'°» Flour, Flour. T Ffn5,^£S^„s ,of w°rj;a — gress street. JSS!!B?S£,bl?“- “ « C“ ^Portland, Dec 10. IMrnUJA* L’ ™?f<W FOB SALE. 300 000^S, SAWED Pine Shipping 5.000 Snear Box SIIOOKs. SPRI’CF. DIMENSION.all sires DOORS, sashes. BUNDS, LATBS rus BOARDS—Fitted and Rongb! ' CLAP OUTSIDE SASHES on hand. -also 100 Bbls. Choice Brand FLOUR, for fhmllr lso. by RUFUS OE E RING, Hobson’s Wharf, foot of High Street, oca0 dam NfcW FALL GOODS For Gentlemen’s Wear. No- .Middle Street ROLLINS & BOND HAT* .IIS RECEIVING New and Devi ruble Style* et Cloths, Clothing, FURNISHING GOODS, Which they offer at Prices to suit the Times ! a# Call!a before purchasing eleewftere, and tee jor yourself ! 95 MIDDLE STREEl. ocSBdtf COFFEE AND SPIfiE MTT.T.fl J. ORANT WOULD revpectfullr give notice to hie friend. »nd the nubile, that notwithstanding th* recent iom of hi. rail), and their content, by lire, be la again prepared to furnish FRESH GROUND GOODS—as usual. For the prevent (and until the completion of the re building of hi. mill, at 13 h U Union »t.,l hi. plaoe of business U at 4:9 Union street, (1 door* from Middle Street.) where orders are solic ited for all kinds of Bsmi and Ground Coffee, SPICES. CREAM TARTAR. SALERATUS, SWEET HERBS. fC.. put up in every variety of package, deal red by the trade, aud warranted u heretofore. (.rateftil for part favor*, he will endeavor to merit the continued ooulideuce of the public. J. OKAXT. 49 Union .Street. decIH 11 & Willi l’OUTLAJID, Xl. Christmas and New Year’s 114 MIDDLE STREET. AN extensile assortment of Goods for the coming Holidays, consisting of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver Ware, New patterns of Silver Fruit Knives and Silver Nap kin Ring* work-boxes, writing desks, portfolios .ret icules, ladies and gents' dressing cases, ladies com panion*, brush and comb boxes. segar cases, gents* small hand trunks, checker aud Lark gammon boards, chess men, dominoes, jack-*flaw*, ladies' line trav elling bags, portinoimaie*. shell and pearl card case#. PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUMS, ladies and genta’ skates, parlor skate* boys' chests of tools, nieersaaom pipes, do cigar holder*, giri* and boys sleds-— togeth er with a large assortment of C'hildbxx’s Tots. V ERG RE ESS by the yard, aud in wroatha. POCKET DIARIES lor 1863. 114 ^Middle Street. CUAS. DAY, Jr. dec8 iseodtjan 1 HEW YORK AHD VIRGIHIA OYSTERS, Cooked iu the best manner, at the ALBIOA RESTAIRAYT. Meals at all hours, cooked to order. -ALSO ENGLISH ALE ON DRAUGHT. G. D. MILLER, Proprietor, Bear U. S. Hotel, No. 117 Federal Street, Portland. aoca am Oysters, Oysters! 6b Frwh STEBS lo«t received at SO eeata Mr ■ellea.it T. S. HATCH'S, declS 2w No. 11# Exchange Street. Trasses ! Trasses ! Trusses ! THOS. G. LOSING, A potheoar y , - AXD PRACTICAL TRUSS FITTS*, Devote* personal attention to the application • TKUSSE* to Adult* and Children. SHOULDER BRACES and ELASTIC STOCK IXtiS constantly ou haud Cyi hr Poor liberally considered leoeli New Works ! NEW ED) now or CASEY'S U. V. TACTICS j Army Be* illations. HALL. L. DAVIS. 53 Exchange Street 8et>t *1 iwa Kail Koad Bonds. HOLDERS of the second mortgage Bo ida of tha Kennebec and Portland Railroad Co., with all the interest coup * ns thereon due on tha 14th of Oc tober. 1*52. are hereby requested to deposit tha same lu my hand*, for which receipts will b# given and hereafter exchanged for certificates of stock In tha Portland k Kknm:b*v Uailkoap. to new organ* tuition,) as soon as the books and certificates can be prepared# in accordance with a vote of said Coape nv.Tov. 8.1M2. J S. CUSHING. Treasurer Portland k Kennebec Railroad Augusta. Pec M 1*« deeW dt<