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_ ,ma. PORTLAND, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 23, 1866. ***** U the PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is publish.*! every .lav, (Sunday excepted,)at $2 Exchange Street, Portland, N. A. Foster, Proprietor. Thumb -.—Eight Dollar? a year in advance. the MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the saiuo [dace every Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, invariably in advance. Rates of Advebtihing.—one inch 01 space, in ionUtli ol coluiuu, constitute a‘-square.’* $1.50 per square daily first week: 75 cents per Week alter; three insertions, o«* less, $1.00; continu ing every other day after first week, 50 cents. Halt square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one Meek. $1.00; 50 cents per week alter. Under head of “Amusements,” $2.00ner square per week: three insertions or less, $1.60. “Si-koiau Notices,”$1.25 per square firstinscr tiou. and 25 cts. per square for each subsequent in sertion; hall a square, $1.00 first insertion, 15 cts. eiv?l» subsequent insertion. Advertisement* inserted in the “Maine State Press” (which has a large circulation in every par of the State) for $1.00 per square for first insertion‘ aud 50 cents per square for each subsequent inser tion Sl7*“ JOB PRINTING, ol every description, exe cuted with dispatch; and all business pertaining to the Office or Paper promptly transacted on applica tion as aliove. Entertainments. PINE STREET Sabbath School Exhibition! Pine Street Sabbath School will repeat their ANNIVERSARY EXERCISES —ON— Wednesday Evening, May 23d, AT 1 1-2 O’CLOCK. Exercises consisting of Singing, Recitations and Dialogues. Admis.-ion for Adults, 25 cents; Children 15 cents. The public are cordially invited, as an interesting time is expected. Per Order. may21dtd Social Levee. HTIHE Ladies Social Circle connected with the Pearl 1 Street UN1VER8ALIST SOCIETY will hold a E E V E E —AND— PROMENADE CONCERT 1 -AT THE CITY HALL, On Wednesday Eve’ng, May 23d. MUSIC BY CHANDLER’S BAND. Tickets of admission 25 ets—for sale at the Book stores of S. H. Colesworthy and Bailey & Noyes,and at the door. Refreshments will be provided by the ladies of the Circle, who will spare no pains to have the variety and quality such as will meet, the most fastidious taste, and will sell them ac reasonable prices. May IS—dBl Theatre,. . . Peering Hath 111 DWELL A BROWN, Maongen. OPENING NIGHT. THURSDAY EVE’NG, MAY 24, Tlio Grand Romantic Drama of tho Gipsey Queen ! MISS DOLLIE BIDWELL, MU. C. E. BIDWELL, MB. K. W. BEATTIE, MISS GEOKGIE LANGLEY, HARRY HAWK, G. E. WILSON, Sic., Sic., With a full and efficient Company, g if'Soe Programmes. may!3d2t LING’S TRACK ! SCAUIiOROtlGH, ME. THURSDAY, MAY 24th, 1866. PURSE OP *50.00. G. 11. Bailey names b. g.Tecumseh Sherman. J Jordan names h. g.Ranger. J. Egan names b. m.Kate Shepard. licMt 3 in 5 to Harness, Good day and good . Track* Trotting will commence at 3 o’clock. £3f Tickets 50 cents. Ladies free. P. H. BRADLEY, Proprietor. may22dtd CITY HALL 1 TWO NIGHTS ONLY! Thursday and Friday, May 24 & 25. Burgess, Prendergast & Larue’s MINSTRELS, The Great Confederation of Distinguished Ethiopian Artistes In a Minstrel Carnival* Extraordinary Combination. The most perfect or gnnizai ion in existence. No Stale Jokes. Every thing New. TWENTY BRILLIANT STARS! XJnder the personal supervision of Mr. COOL BUR GESS, the greatest of all living Ethiopian Comodi ans. SPHYNX! A M YSTERY. The wonder of the Nineteenth Cen tury—pronounced by the groat Savans the most ex traordinary puzzle of the age. For particulars see programmes and posters. A<b Mission 35 cents. Reserved Seats 50 cents. ]>. C. I-A RUE, Manager. mnylOdGt (,llAS. B. GRISTE, Agent. Great International Circus ! Coiutinod with Harry Whitby’s Splendid, Grecian Arena ! ENTIRE NEW ORGANIZATION. All Circus, nothing bat Circus. Two Great Circus Companies in One Exhibition. Exhibition will be given Afternoon and Evening at 1*di ti&ad, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 29tli and 30tli ADMISSION 35 CENTS. may21d9t F. A. KEELER, Agent. Wants, Lost and Found. Drug Clerk Wanted. £ vNE that has hail two or three years experience. \ | Address Druggist, 145 Congress St.,Portland,Me. May 32—dtf Wanted. A GOOD Girl to do housework. One that under stands cooking required. Pay satisfactory. Enquire at 131 Spring or 50 Union street. may21dtf agents _wanted. rf^O canvass the State of Maine for Medallions ot 1 our public men—the 'oust production of art before tlu* American people. Address G. E. MOKKY, No. 80 Federal St. _ may21d2w# pastry Cook’s Situation Wanted! ANY Hotel keeper in want of a Pastry Cook, can hear (.fan experienced one by addressing Miss RACHEL MOXCEY, May 12—d3w* Cumberland, Me. Wanted. A SI TIT ATI ON in some establishment, by a young man having a thorough business education, anu is well posted in Book-keeping in all forms. Apply to S1MONTON & KNIGHT, aplodtl 48 Commercial St. W anted. VN Agent in every town in the State o( Maine to sell a now, convenient and rueful patented arU ,■1,. Ladies or Gentlemen wishing for a rare chance tn make money should call on, or addresss. J. HANIiERSON & &>., 13(1 Mil idle Stunt, Nor 23—dtf Portland. Maine. _ ‘ Wagons, Wagons! 7— HEAVY ARMY "WAGONS. Can be seen on , } the corner of Union and Fore Sts, lor sale by JOSEPH WKSCOTT & SON, jlay 22.—d2w* Head Union Wharf. New Advertisements. naturalTzFrI For tlie Hair. I have compounded and perfected a prep aration for restoring gray, light or red hair to a beautiful brown _ or black in lour weeks. It is not a dye, does -■•=y not stain the skin, or soil the clothing; it contains all the medic «: inal properties of the chemicai Keproductor for making the hair grow, preventing its falling off, and rernov v , . ingdandruff, and con tains nothing poisonous or in 1 he least hurtful to the head or hair; on the contrary it is composed of vege table substances healing in their nature, and which are in fact being daily prescribed by the first physi cians throughout the civilized world for external ap plication in skin diseases. 1 will not insuitthc good sense oftlie pub'ic by giv ing it a name, the pronunciation of which would be likely to dislocate their jaws, but will call it simply NATURAL!ZER, or Improved Keproductor. Asa dressing, as well as fo* a remedy for every dis ease of the scalp and hair, it is unsurpassed. Manufactured and tor sale Wholesale and Retail by HORACE II. JOHNSON A CO., 80 Middl» St., Portland, (t'p Stairs). May 23—dtf Citizens of Portland. I DESIRE to call your attention to Dr. Cutter’s im proved Chest Expanding Shoulder Brace which is recognized as the only perfect Brace ever oflered to the public. They lit the form perfectly, are worn with comfort, and arc sure to result in expanding the chest, enlarg ing the lungs and improving the health. They are convenient and desirable for both Ladies and Gentlemen. For gentlemen they make an excel lent suspender and considering their durability, about as cheap. TO PARENTS. Would you have your children grow to make healthy men and women? Then see to it that they have a good form to start with. “As the twig is bent the tree is inclined.” The school room is whero ma ny get the habit of stooping forward, thereby con tracting the chest and thus injuring the lungs. These braces are just the thing for them. Il you would leave to your children a legacy, see to their physical as well as mental improvement. TO THE LADIES. Would you have a graceful form ? Then wear Cut ter’s Improved Chest-Expanding Brace mid Skirt Supporter. They are worn with ease and comlbrt, and to say nothing of health and form, they are rich ly worth the price as a Skirt Supporter. Ladies, try them, and as you find them, recommend them to your friends. A. N. Smith, the Agent for the manufacturers of • liese Bruces, will be found lor two weeks at the In ternational House, between the hours of 4 and 9, r. M., or, if preferred, will call at residences, by leaving word at tue above place, or addressing him through the Post Office. may 23—2w *. NECK TIES, Scarfs and Bows! WE OFFER A LARGE AND ELEGANT AS SO 11 T3IEN T -OF TUE Richest Goods. tlr We have ONLY ONE PRICE. CHARLES CUSTlStfCO. MORTON BLOCK. May 23—dlw Congress Street. WHIPPLE'S New Photograph Rooms, No. 297 Washington Street, Corner of Temple Place, over Hogg, Brown St Taylor’s. Mr. W. executes every desirable style of Photo graphs—copies old Daguerreotypes, Cord Pictures and Tintypes, life size, coloring them in oil, like oil painting?. Portraits Taken from Life, Various Sizes ALSO, ON PORCELAIN, AND COLORED LIKE IVORY MINIATURES. Particular attention is given to taking the like nesses of cldldren, making views of country resi dences. copying engravings, crayon drawings and 1 Bin tings. may 23—3w FINE SHIRTS MADE TO ORDER! THE BEST COTTONS AND LINENS Arc used, and a PERFECT FIT WARRANTEE. - ALSO, Shirt Patterns Cut from Measure, By CHARLES CIJSTIS & CO. May 23—ill w 293 CONGRESS ST. Ottawa House. THE OTTAWA HOUSE Cushing’s Island, Will be opened for the reception of visitors on Mon day, June 12th, and the Steamer Gazelle will commence her regular trips to the Island on that day. Portland, May 22, 13C6. may23<13w For Sale. HOUSE, Stable and Garden, corner Melbourne an<l Willis streets.. The Lot is 132x80 well laid out and stocked with Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Grape Vines and Shrubbery. Persons desirous of purchas ing a Homk, every way pleasant and desirable, will do well to examine tills place, as it is one of the finest on Muqjoy Hill and will be sold at a bar gain. For particulars inquire on the premises of „ C. W. SMITH. May 23—dtf. Maine Medical Association. T1HE Annual Meeting of tills Association will be held in the New City Building, Portland, com mencing on TUESDAY, JUNK 19, 18GG, at 10 o’clock A. M, Session to continue three days. Per order, GEO. L. GOOD A EE. may23eodtd* Secretary. SOMEIIS SEWALLi, DEALER IX EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN FANCY GOODS, Yunkee Notions. Stationery, &c., NO. 332 CONGRESS STREET, may23dtf PORTLAND, Ml. Men’s Hosiery. A LARGE VARIE CY of the BEST GOODS FOE BALE BY CHARLES CUSTIS & CO., MORTON BLOCK. LONOkEiS Si: May 23—dlw CORNS! BUNIONS! IN-GROWING NAILS! DR. EMANUEL, Surgeon Chiropodist of Boston, has taken rooms at Kingsbury’s Hotel, 203 Con gress street, where he will remain for one week. Corns extracted without pain or shedding blood, and all operations performed in a scientific manner. P- S. Particular attention paid to enlarged joints and soit corns between tlie toes. May 23—dlw* Steamer for Freeport. The Steamer 0A8C0 will taweFRUEpoRT for PORT I LAND every day, (Sundays excepted) at 7 o’clock A. M., - —ana returning leave CUSTOM HOUSE W1IAliF for FREEPORT,at4o’clock P M hare each way CO cents. Freight lakou at low rates. may23dlf SUMMER Under-Shirts and Drawers! THE best gooda, and at A FAIR PRICE, at MORTON BLOCK, CONGRESS STREET. CHARLES CUSTIS Sr CO. May 23—dlw AVan ted. AGENTS to sell tlie best Stationery Packages ever put up. Address with red Stamp, L* DUESSKK, Portland Me., May 23-wlm». Box 130. 500 BIJFE ENVELOPES^ For $1.00 AT DRESSER’S CHEAP STORE, 99 Exchange Street. May 23—SN d2w* New Advertisements. Selee’s Hair XHfe. THE BEST, CLEANEST AND CHEAPEST HAIR RESTORER And Dresser. For sale by all Dealers. CHARLES CUSTIS& CO.. "Wholesale ^Agents. May 23—J4w Special Notice! THE undersigned having bought the stock and fix tures of the store occupied by H. W. RIPLEY, now offers the same at cost, to make room lor a stoca . of Fancy Goods. All persons who want Dry Goods and Cloths, are requested to call and examine the same. Has also jus c opened a fine assortment of Fancy Goods, Yankee Notions, &c., at cheaper prices than are offered any where In the city. He would request all his friends and the pub lic 'ocaJl and examine the goods and prices, as he is sure be can satisfy them in regard to both. Do not forget to call upon SOMERS SEW ALL, in ay 23 It No* 332 Congress Street* SOMETHING MEW! FOR A Gents’ Dress Hat FOR SUMMER, To he Issued Saturday Next, MAY aotu. AT HARRIS’, ina>23dlw OPPOSITE P. O. I> is solution. THE copartnership heretofore existing between I the undersigned is tills* day dissolved by mutual ! consent. The business of said partnership will be settledby Wm. S. Rice. WM. S. RICE, „ , 11. K. MOUSE. Gorham, Mo., May 22,1866. may23d3t* House aud Land for Sale. HOUSE No. 12 Quincy street— Lot about 30 by IS , feet. House may be examined at any time. For particulars enquire at 46 Exchange street. Portland, May 26,1MJ0—dlw*. Boarders Wanted. A FEW gentlemen boarders can be accommodat ed at No. 36 Preble Street. may23dlw* Mr. Gladstone on American finances. In the House of Commons on the 3d in atant, Mr. Gladstone made his usual annual statement of the financial condition of the English government. A disposition to make some provision for the ultimate payment of the national debt is gaining ground in Eng land, and Mr. Gladstone proposes to appropri ate about £500.000 of the surplus revenue for the conversion of a portion of the debt into terminable annuities. This measure of con version, he thinks, would reduce the debt witnin 30 years by about £60,000,000. Of the public debt of the United States he spoke thus encouragingly: Tlie chapter of national debts is assuming, I think, a painful and a baleful prominence as a social and political fact of modem exper ience. (Hear.) I do not know whether the House is aware to what extent this mischiev ous and injurious process is goinsr on, but I will refer first to what I do not hesitate to de clare I contemplate with the least anxiety, and that is the debt of tlie United States. The debt of the United is in itself something won derful—wonderful as the creation of four years, strictly of four years, and no more, and yet amounting to nearly $3,000,000,000 or £600, 000,000, and the rate of growth of the debt in last year exceeded, I think, £200,000,000.— That is a wonderftil debt, and its charge is enormous. It is not possible in the present state of the financial arrangements of that country to ascertain with precision, but I be lieve 1 am not wrong in saying that the charge bf that debt is considerably heavier than ours, though the capital is less. (Hear, hear.) The smallest sum at which I can estimate the charge is thirty-one or thirty-two millions sterling; and if upon tlie back of that sum we lay the necessary co3t of raising the revenue, which in America is much heavier than it is here, I do not think the effective amount of taxation incumbent upon the nation at this time in consequence of the Northern debt ( I do not include one farthing of tlie Southern debt) can be taken at less than nearly thirty-five millions sterling per annum. Well, now looking at these figures, a can would be struck with something like despair; but, if we look at tlie position of the country which has to bear the burden, I must confess that I think the future of America, as far as fi nance is concerned—political problems are not now in question—will not be attended with any embarrassment. I do not beiieve that that debt will constitute any difficulty for the American people. (Clieers.) 1 am confident that if they show with respect to finance any portion of that extraordinary resolution which on both sides alike they manifested during the war, and of that equally remarka ble resolution with which, on the return of peace, they have brought their monstrous and gigantic establishments within modem bounds (hear, hear,) I wont say that this debt, accord ing to an expression which was once fashion able in this country, will be a fleabite (a laugh) but that in a moderate time it will be brought to very small limits, and may, even within the lifetime of persons now living, be effaced al together. (Hear, hear.) At this moment America is, 1 believe, paying war taxes, and the amount of the United States is not less, I apprehend, than about eighty millions of money, the largest sum ever raised in any country fur the purpose of a central govern ment. The estimated surplus is from twenty to thirty millions sterling a year, and I believe at present only about ten millions of their taxation are menaced by tlie natural impa tience of tlie people with respect to some of the taxes that have been imposed. Mr. Mc Culloch, the Finance Minister of that coun strongly urges the policy of reducing the debt, and I am quite certain that from this side of the water we shall send him a hearty expres sion of good wishes for his success, both on account of our interest in the well-being of a friendly nation, and because it may be hoped that the example of America will react bene ficially on this country. The Bangor Convention. Mr. Editor I have looked over the list of persons who were made or who made them selves prominent at the late Soldiers’ Conven tion. I tind plenty of generals, colonels, offi cers of high aud low degree, but none of the rank and tile, no soldiers; at least, none to speak of. There was a good deal of talk there about soldiers having the political offices. Why did not they say officers having them? That is what they meaut. Why didn’t they begin themselves to give offices to soldiers, aud not give all their own Convention offices to late ar my officers? If a man who has served in the army must have political office by necessary right, why must n’t lie have the fat takes iu civil life gen erally— the bank presidencies, corporation managements, etc.? But why must soldiers have office more than some other folks? Why, one says, because they have periled their lives for the public good. Does that hold? If so, then I want to go to Congress right off. I, sir, am a railway brakeman. I have for ten years run imminent risk oi wounds aud death for the public good. I say. give the brakemen a chance. Give the baggagemen achance too. Give the rock-blow ers a chance. ‘•Stand back, you politicians!” You may have risked your souls, but you never have risked your heads for the public good. Tband God, my ten years’ risks arc made of some account by this new philosophy of claims to office 1 Yours for the Railway Bbakemeu, «¥ TELEGRAPH, TO THE DAILY PltESS. Wednesday Morning, May 23, 1866. XXXiX CONGRESS—Fifst Session. Washington, May 22. senate. Mr. Wilson reported the bill for tlie equali zation ot bounties. ' Mr. Williams introduced a bill to grant lands in aid or tbe construction of a railroad from Salt Lake City to Columbia river. Referred. Tbe bill iu relation to public lands in ti e Southern States was taken up, providing for the opening settlement under the homodead of those lands in Alabama, Mississippi, Ark ansas, Louisiana and Florida, at the rate of not over 80 acres to one settler, and the price of the patent to be §5. The bill relative to public lands in the South ern States was passed. Mr. Sherman called up the bill consolidating the public debt and reducing the rate of inter est on the same to 5 per cent. The amendment that the cost of issuing and disposing ot the loan shall not exceed 2 per cent., was adopted. Mr. Sherman explained the bill at length. Mi. Clarke moved a postponement nil to morrow as he wished to speak in opposition to it. It was accordingly postponed. A hill was introduced supplementary to acts relating to the Treasury Department. Refer red to Committee on Commerce. The liili making furiher provisions for tbe armory at Rock Island, was passed. The bill amendatory of postal laws, provid ing among other things that pre-paid letters shall be returned free of charge to writers, that money .outers shall be good lor but one year, and that special agents for tbe collection jof i money shall give bonds, was passed. The Senate then went into Executive ses sion. Adjourned. -s c - HOUSE. On motion of Mr. Scfi'enek die Secretary bf the Interior was asked for information in ref erence to pensions stopped for -participation in the rebellion, the amount paid or claimed, the amount necessary to pay arrears, <fcc. A bill was passed giving the Secretary of the Treasury power to appoint a disbursing agent for any public work at places where there is no Collector. The Senate bill authorizing the appointment of an Assistant Secretary of the Navy was passed, 69 against 41/ The Bankrupt bill was considered. Some immaterial amendments were made. Mr. Jeneks closed the! debate and moved the previous question. It was seconded, when Mr. Stevens moved to table the bill. Nega tived, 49 against 76. Tiie bill then passed, OS against 50. Mr. Elliot, from the Select Committee re ported a bill to continue hr force three yfcars the Preedmen’s Bureau hill. It went over-till to-morrow. Mr. Driggs introduced a bill to punish attor neys and others for withholding monies col lected for officers, soldiers and sailors. Refer red. " ■ j, Mr. Rice asked leave to offer a concurrent resolution constituting Standing Committfees •of both Houses on Public Buildings and Grounds; a Joint Committee to examine grounds that may he proposed for a new Ex ecutive Mansion, and to inquire as to the ne cessity and expediency of such accommoda tions for the President.1 Mr. Farnsworth objected. 3 The House went _ into Committee of the Whole on the tax bill, commencing at para graph imposing a tax of two cents a poundon cotton, upon which no tax has been levied,. The paragraph imposing a tax of 5 percent, vn ail manufactures not otherwise provided for was, on motion of Mr. Spaulding, amended by adding the following- Provided further, that brown, earthen and common greystone, shall he subject to a tax of 2 1-2 per cent, ad valorem and no more.’ The paragraph relative to workers in gold1 and silver was amended by adding the proviso that the stamping provision shall not apply to re-working of old gold or silver. The paragraph about tobacco was amended by addiug to the new paragraph on smoking tobacco sweetened, stemmed or butted, a tax of 40 cents per pound, and by adding to the words “On smoking tobacco of all kinds,” the words “Not sweetened, nor stemmed, nor but ted.” The tax on this is 20 cents, but was amended by reducing the tax to 10 cents. The amendment offered on the 10th of May was moved as a substitute for the paragraph relative to cigarettes. Considerable debate ensued when the fol lowing amendment to.tliis amendment was ac cepted : “On all other cigars $-1 per thousand, and 40 per cent ad valorem exclusive of the tax, provided that in assessing said ad valorem duty the first ten dollars valuation thall not be assessed. W ithout coming to a vote the House took a recess till evening. EVENING CESSION. The tax bill was taken up. Cigars and tobacco were taken up and re marks were made by Messrs. Hubbard, Dem ing, Hooper, Morrill, Griswold, Wasliburne of Massachusetts, and Paine. A vote was taken on the clause amending it so that cigarettes, small cigars, cheroots and short sixes, not valued over $8 per thousand a tax of $4; over $12 per thousand forty per cent, ad valorem additional. Mr. Morrill will oiler an amendment impos ing the same duties on all imported cigars as on domestic, providing lor inspection valuation and frauds. Miscellaneous Dispatches. Boston, May 22. The Americau Baptist Missionary Union commenced its anniversary met tings to-day, Hon. Ira Hands, of New York, President of the Society, presiding. The President made an interesting address in which he indicated his purpose of retiring from the office of Pres ident, conferred on him four years ago at the deatli of Gov. Briggs. It was the highest honor he had ever received from his brethren, but he knew there were men as able and who canid give more time to the duties of the po sition. Reports of the committee were read and accepted. The Treasury report shows the receipts of the year to be $170,000; expenses, $178,000.— The missionary labors ot the society in for eign countries, appear to progress favorably. The Right Worthy Grand Lodge of North America and Independent Order of Good Templars are now in session at Boston. The meeting is presided over by Hon. S. D. Hast ings of Wisconsin. Representatives from near all the Northern and Western States as well as from Canada are present. New York, May 22. Steamship Pierre from Brest 12lli instant, has arrived. She made the voyage in ten days. She brings Paris papers of the 12tli. Private advices per Cuba indicate that a large amount of 5-20’s will be received by her. The shipment of specie to-morrow is ex pected to equal that of last Wednesday. The verdict of the coroner’s jury on the body of Preston King, rendered to-day, was that he jumped off the ferry boat while labor ing under insanity. Auburn, N. Y., May 22. Secretary Seward to-night delivered a lengthy speech to the citizens ot this place at Coming Hall. Movement of Steamers, New York. May 22. The steamer Pierre has arrived. News an ticipated. Farther Point, May 22. The steamship Belgian, from Liverpool 10th, passed this point at 7.30 this morning. News anticipated. Halifax. N. S., May 22. The steamship Cuba sailed for Boston at 10.30 yesterday afternoon. Reunion of the Old and New School Presbyt erians. St. Loots, May 21. The members of both the Old and New School Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church met in the 2d Church to-night fbr the first time since 1837, todiscuss the question of reunion. Eloquent speeches were made, and the meet ing terminated by 1200 persons rising and vot ing that, they considered reunion desirable and practicable. It is definitely stated that the Assemblies will inaugurate means to effect an organic reunion. Donation to a Church by Gen. Grant. 0 Washington, May 22. Prominent at the centennial Methodist cel ebration last night were Secretary Harlan and Bishops Simpson and Ames. Rev. Dr. D. Haas announced that he had received $50C0 from a friend in Baltimore, given in the name of Gen. Grant, towards the erection of a met ropolitan Church in Washington, FROM SOUTH AMERICA. Additional Particulars of the Bom bardment of Callao. New York, May 22. The details of the fight at Callao are pub lished. The Peruvians had seven batteries, mounted with 32-pounder guns, and 800 pounder Armstrongs and 400-pounder Blake ly rifles, besides the iron clads Loa and Victo ria, and three wooden gunboats. In less than half an hour the Vida de Madrid had her mo tive power deranged, and was towed out of action. The Bnenruela moved out twenty minutes later, having received a heavy rifled shot near the water line, leaking badly, and obliged to careen to prevent sinking. At half past two the Blanca and Kesolucion re tired to repair injuries, but soon returned to their positions, and with the test of the fleet, except the two first named, continued the fight to the end of the action. Soon alter the commencement of the battle a Peruvian bat tery containing two 300-pounder Armstrongs was blown up, dismounting the guns, and killing and wounding every one in the vicinity In another battery a 300-pounder Armstrong was dismounted at the first fire. With this exception the fire of the Peruvian batteries was heavy and well directed, and every mo ment became more fatal and destructive. The Peruvians are said to have lost sixty killed and 470 wounded. The shot disabling the steam pipe of the Villa de Madrid killed eighteen and wounded twenty-one, and it was thought theretroin that the total Spanish loss far exceeded that ot the Peruvians. The Vil la de Madrid had eight holes in her side. The Blanca was struck lorty times, and the others nearly as many. The Numancia being an iron-clad came off very well, but one 8-incli rifle projectile pierced her 5 1-2 inch plating, and went partly through the wooden backing. She was fought so as to receive the fire at an angle, hence her plating caused the shot to glance. The offices of the Vanderbilt thiuk that the Spanish are in no condition to renew the attack. They had only solid shot, so the city was little injured. FROM WASHINGTON. Post Cilice Appropriation Bill. PARDONS, APPOINTMENTS, Ac, Washington, May 22. The President has approved the Post Office appropriation bill. Its items foot up 418,379, 000. The President has pardoned B. Palmer, Brigadier General in the rebel army, Charles E. Mould for stealing letters from the Post Off tice, and George Goats and J. W. Bowling, smugglers. The President made the following appoint ments at large to the U. S. Military Academy at West Point: Wm. Weir, of New York, Ja cob Bell, Jr., of New York, O. L. Hein, Dis trict Columbia, Thomas Townsend, District Columbia, Douglass Grant, son of Gen. Grant. The President has appointed visitors to the examination at West Point, which Is to com mence on the first Monday in June, including Kev. Jonathan Newman, of Vermont, and P. G. Turner, of Rhode Island. The Great fire in Netti York. New York, May 22. The Academy of Music was valued at $335, 000; insured for $130,000, and scenery Ac., for $40,000; Maretzelc lost $70,000 and Grau $40,000. Neither insuied. University Medi cal College was valued at $45,000, and insured $25,000. Worcestei’s piano manufactory was saved. The loss of limes, factory has not been ascertained. The fire was doubtless the work of an incendiary. Dr. Valentine Mott’s valuable anatomical collection was destroyed in the University Medical College. Loss $20,000. The loss by the burning of the St. James Lutheran Church is $00,000; partially insured. The loss of Col. Frazer’s restaurant is $18,000; no insurance. The loss of Worcester’s factory, which was not greatly damaged, is covered by insurance. Buildings 122 and 124 Third Avenue occupied by various parties, were de stroyed; Loss considerable. The total loss will not exceed, if it reaches one million doi lars. firet. Cincinnati, May 22. A fire this morning destroyed Degenhalt’s harness factory and Purcell’s extensive sta bless, and several other buildings. Loss $10. 000. Cairo, 111., May 22. A half of a block of wooden buildings on Ohio levee, including the Virginia hotel, was burned this morning. Loss $75,000. Par tially insured. More Supposed Fenians on the Border. Eastport, Me., May 22. Two boats loaded with supposed Fenians ef fected a landing on Indian island last night, and several rounds of shot were exchanged. The British war steamer Niger steamed from Campbello lor the scene of action, when the Fenians retired. No further particulars. Massachusetts Legislature. Boston, May 22. The Senate to-day elected Gen. B. F. But ler of Lowell, Major General of Massachu setts State Militia, under the new organiza tion. Last Revolutionary Soldier Gone. Kochester, N. Y., May 22. Lemuel Cook, the last of the revolutionary heroes, died Sunday night at Clarendon, Or leans Co., aged 102 years. The Liquor Law in New York.—Last Sunday was the third day of the enforcement of the Sunday liquor law in Gotham, and was very generally observed. Some lew attempts were made to evade the law by parties and families forming clubs and buying a cask of beer for their mutual use, and spending the day in some private room or public house im bibing the contents. Another evasion was the purchase of pocket-flasks labelled “Bour bon Prayer Books,” sold everywhere at the drug stores and liquor saloons, where placards may be seen every Saturday informing the public that liquor may be obtained for Sundi y consumption. The liquor dealers state that their receipts are fully as great as they were before the recent law went into efTect. A gen eral exodus took place of the thirsty multi* tude to places out of town where liquor could be procured, and the number who made their hegira from the Gotham Sahara was variously estimated from 50,000 to 70,000, most of them passing over to Jersey City and Hoboken.— The soda water fountains at the corners of the streets did a greatly increased business, and comparatively few^irrests were made. In Brooklyn the law was also rigidly en forced, and the city was as quiet as a New England Sabbath. Very few cases of intoxi cation were noticed, and most of the German population lclt town to enjoy their national beverage. Cabe of F. O. J. Smith.—The opinion of Judge Putnam of the Massachusetts Superior Court, has been published, granting a new trial in the case of F. O. J. Smith, who was convicted at a former term of the court of sub ornation of perjury. The defendant took ex ceptions to some of the rulings of the judge at the trial, which-rere argued before the Su preme Judicial Court and were overruled.— The case was sent hack accordingly to the Su perior Court, whereupon the defendant moved for a new trial on two grounds: first, because the verdict was against the evidence and the weight of evidence at the trial; second, because evidence had been discovered since the trial which showed that justice had not been done to the defendant and which would be likely to reverse the verdict. On the first ground, the judge was of the opinion that the verdict was not so clearly against the weight of evidence as to justify him in granting a new trial. One the second point the judge goes into an elaborate exami nation of a large number of affidavits which were presented with the motion-, and comes to the conclusion that the defendant is entit led to a new trial, which is granted upon cer tain conditions. Defences of tlie Coast of Maine. The fortification bill passed the Senate Mon day, having previously passed the House and contains the following appropriations: For FortPophara, Me., $50,000; Fort Scaramel, Portland, $35,000; Fort Gorges, on Hog Island Ledge, Portland, $50,000. The appropriation for Fort Popliam was inserted in the bill as an amendment by the Senate, PORTLAND AND VICINITY. New Adrertiseiaieiitfi To-Day ENTEBTAINMENT COLUMN. Theatre—Bidwell & Brown. NEW APVEBTIBEMENT COLUMN. Naturalizer for the Hair. Men’s Hosiery—( has. Custis & Co. Corns—Dr. Emanuel. Selee’s Hair Life—Chas. Custis & G:. Envelopes—Dresner’s. Steamer for Freeport. Fine Shirts made to Order—Custis & Co. Houseand Land for Sale* Ottaw a House—Cushing’s Island. Wan ted—Agen ts. Under-Shirts and Drawers—Custis & Co. Citizens of Portland. For Sale—House, Stable and Garden. Special Notice—Somers Sewall. Whipple’s New Photograph Rooms. Dissolution—Rice & Morse. Something New—At Harris’. Neck Ties—Charles Custis & Co. Fancy Goods—Somers Sewall. Maiue Medical Association—Annual Meeting. Boarders Wanted. MUNICIPAL COURT. KINGSBUBY J., PBE8IDINU. Tuesday .—James O’Brien pleaded guilty to larce ny of clothing from H. M. Dodge. O’Brien stole the clothing last Friday, and started for Boston; but a telegraphic despatch caused his arrest in that city on the arrival of the steamer and he was brought back. In dexhult of $200 bail for his api>earancc at the July term of the S. J. Court, be was committed. Messrs. Potter, Hayes and Doran, who ha l their premises searched last week, and their liquors ami ales seized, paid the amount of $22.26 each. Potter pleaded that he had a U. S. license; but the Judge informed him that such a license was “ no good” in this Court, and Potter was obliged to fork over. Thomas Murphy was brought up charged with lar ceny, but the evidence did not sustain the complaint and he was discharged. Michael Doran, for violating the Lord’s day by keeping his shop open, paid a fine of 58 and costs. CITY AFFAIRS. An adjourned meeting of the City Council was held last evening. IX BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN. Victualer’s licenses were granted to Daniol Gil! & Son, J. McBrine, S. M. Knight, Elisha Higgins, Ed ward K. Brooks and F. Hoffman. Innholder’s licenses were granted Lewis noward, G. D. Miller, J. G. Perry, S. B. Krogmau, J. mes O. Riley. The petition of H. Libby, for victualer’s license, was laid upon the table. Remonstrances against tho erection of a stable hi the rear of Exchange street, now in process of build ing by II. L. Taylor & Co., were presented from the property owners and tenants in that vicinity. One was signed by John Dow and others, the other by ID N. Jose & als. Alter some discussion the matter was assigned tor consideration at a special meeting to be hold Wednesday evening at 7J o’clocl'. Communication lrom the Engineers of the Fire De partment, approving the nomination ot Wm. Hen nessey as Foreman, and Augustus L. Chase as Clork, of Casco Engine Company No. 5. The Board con firmed tho appointments. Tho Committee on Drains and Sewers reported leave to withdraw upon petition of T. R. liaycs and als for Sewer in State Street. Accepted. They also reported in favor of a sewer in Quincy lane, but as that lane had not been accepted as a public Street the order was laid on the table. An ordinance for the government of tho Fire De partment of Portland, was passed to be engrossed. Leave to withdraw was reported and accepted up on petition of policemen and truant oificer for in crease of pay. Orders passed. For a temporary loan of $50,004: instructing the Judicial Committee to enquire what right the city has to land on Maple Street south of Commercial Street; to pay W. L. Bradley $125; in structing the Committee on Streets to establish the grade ot Lincoln Street, if they think the same expe dienr; to build a sewer in Brackett Street to con nect with the sewer on Carleton Street; establishing the assessments for the sewor in Middle street; direct ing tho City Enginoer to report at the next meeting the true line of Congress Street between Casco and Oak Streets and whether any encroachments have been made thereon. Petitions were presented and referred (or a gas light at the comer of Preble and Oxford streets; for building ot cess pools at tho opening of tho Bower on tho comer of Daufortli and Park streets, or that the openings may bo closed Ac.; of proprietors ol hack ney coaches for amendment of City ordinance so that fates may be increased; for a brick sidewalk on Cum berland, between Parris and Mechanic streets; for a reservoir on Kpring near May street; of F. D. Moore, Assistant Civil Engineer, for increase of sala ry ; for sidewalk on Clark street; in aid of Cai>e Eliz abeth Ferry; for the appointment of William Curry as city gauger; lOr the appointment ol George Mc Alestor as city gauger. An order repealing the 3d section of tho Rules for the regulation ol Milk street market, passed in the Board of Common Council, was retuBCd a passage.— Adjourned. Ghaxd Trunk Railway. — The Grand Trunk Company, on and after Monday next, will place an extra train upon the road between here and South Paris, leaving Portland at 6 o’clock in the afternoon and the tare for the round trip will bo largely re duced. This arrangement will be highly advantageous to those residing on tho line between this city and South Paris. They can leave heir homes and places of business in the morning, come here and have the whole day if they choose, to transact their business and bo at home at an early hour in the evening. Tho need Jf such accommodations has long been felt, and we are glad that the managets of the road have offered such increased accommodations to the public. Shipbuilding at Back Cove.—On the stocks at Back Cove village, seven new vessels are in process of construction. The largest one is between 700 and 800 tons, building by Ralph Kelley, and of which he is tho principal owner. Her class is not yet deter mined on, but she is understood to be a bark. Geo. Russell, Esq. is building two barks tor J. S. Winslow & Co. of this city, one of 425, and the' other of 400 tons. In the same yard Master Sargent Is building two barks of 500 and 400 tons respectively, for Messrs. Lewis, Dyer & Co. of this city, and others. Master William Merrill’s sons are also putting up in their yard two single deck schooners of about 200 tons each, one of which will be launched in a few days. Burglars at Cape Elizabeth.—Monday night the house of Ilenry Bodge hi Cape Elizabeth, near the Keroseno Works, was entered through the cellar window, and pork, flour, molasses and other articles to the amouut of twenty-five or thirty dollars were stolen. Several other houses In that vicinity wore attempted to be broken into, but the scamps were not very successful, except in getting int)the houses ot Mr. Brooks and Mr. Teague, from which they obtained nothing of any value. We hope the citizens of the Cape will be on their guard and arrest the burglars. New Perfume.—Wc have received from Loring a bottle of most exquisito perfume—an entire new ar ticle—the concentrated extract of Sweet Opoponax. Oi>oponax is a natural flower from Mexico, of iare and very rich fragrance. This distillation from that flower is unrivalled for the sweetness and delicacy of its perfume. It is manufactured by E. T. Smith, & Co., New York, and Loring at his drug store on the cornor of Federal and Exchange Street has it for sale. Every lady should nave a bottle of it on her toilet. Remonstrance.—Two remonstrances were pre sented last evening in the Board ofMayor and Alder men, against the erection ot a s.able on tho lot on Exchange street, aud the remonstrants were present for the purpose of having a hearing. As there was much other business, tho Board fixed upon this after noon for a hearing, but subsequently reconsidered the vote, and fixed upon this evening as the time for a hearing upon tho matter. Ouit recent experience with the Steam-Refined Soap of Messrs. Loathe & Gore, in tho annual house cleaning, moves us to a renewod commendation ot them to all our patrons, as the ne plus ultra of cleans ers. One more chance is now offered to our citizens to purchase sea-shells and foreign curiosities at rat ten’s auction room, Exchange street. Mr. Boynton, the shell man, leaves the city Thursday morning; so this evening closes the sale. Be on hand. Trotting Match.—At the Forest City Park yes. terday afternoon, the match race for $100, between the horses Tecuraseh Sherman and Swasey’s Dam sel was won by the former, easily, in three straight heats. Time, 3.08$, 3.10, 3.06. We notice among the appointments confirmed by the Senate, that of Lieut. Charles C. G. Thornton, to be Colonel by brevet. Col. Thornton was formerly Captain in the 12tli Maine, now on duty in Dacotah Territory. Military,—We learn that the company of U. S. Artillery at Fort Constitution, Portsmouth, under command of Liout. Hunting, have been ordered to Fort Preble. Guess we must drop into Harris’next Saturday, and see that new hat. Portland Society of Natural Hiatory. Regular scientific meeting, Monday, May 21, Dr T. A. Foster in the Chair. The report of the special Curator was read, in forming the Society of the progress of work on the cabinets. Mr. E. S. Morse gavo an account of his dissection of one of the fine Balani presented by Mr Harris, and by drawings on the blackboard illustrated the gene ral anatomy of the animal. Mr. C. B. Fuller presented a number of largo heads taken from the old Indian burying-grouml at Hun newell’s Point, lie exhibited microscopic sections of the shell or which these were made, and from which its name had been determined,viz., Cjprina ulanica. Rev. E. C. Bolles presented shells from the Indian shell-mounds on Peak's Island. A long discussion ensued relative to the character and contents or then, aboriginal relics upon the shores of Casco Bay. It was determined that during the summer the Society should make a scientific examination of the most re markable of them. It was decided that a brief popular lecture In tin lecture room should, on Wednesday and Saturday af ternoons, precede the opening of the hall and cabi nets—three of the members present volunteering to assist in this work. Rev. I. M. Atwood and Rev. Q. L. Walker were elocted acting members. Donations wore announced: Fiuo specimens of Balanua from Small Po-nt, by Mr. Harris of Bremen, Me. Large number of pasteboard boxes, by Cuslis & Co. Minerals from Colorado, by W. C. Beckett, Esq. Shells from Kjoekkenmocddihg, Peak's Island, by Rev. E. C. Bolles. Drugon-tlios from Scarborough; Indian beads from Hunnewell’s Point, by C. B. Fuller. Large collection ot dried a ml mounted Algae to serve as a foundation of a merino herbarium, by C. B. Fuller. Proceedings of Boston Society Natural History, vol. 10, pp. 145—221. American Journal Science and Arts, May, 1SC6.— Adjourned. E C. Bolles, Secretary. Note. The Society takes this opportunity to ac knowledge the receipt ol the following donations from Jan. to May 1,1SC6. Boxot Minerals from Oxford County, from Gideon Beurce, West Minot, Me. Collection oi German Grasses and Phaeuogains, from Rev. E.C. Bolles. Hay cut on Boxers' Farm in Kictery in 1785, from Theo. Trafton, Kittery, Me. 3 Jars of Reptiles, from Dr. B. F. Fogg. Copper Ore from Vermont, from-. Nuts of Vegetable Ivory as gathered from the j trees, Com. Geo. il. Prebbl», U. S. N. Oreoi Maugauese, from Mr. A. P. Fuller. Large number of Corals (Madreposa) Goryonias, and sponges from Bonalres, W. I., from Capt. Chas. Bartlett, Wilton, Me. Slab from Limokdm, Rockland, from Mr. E. F. Cutter. Large and miscellaneous collection of Land, F. Water and Marine Shells, from Rev. J. W. Cbicker ing, Jr. Collections of Minerals, Clay concretions and Li chens, from Rev. E. C. Bolles. Remarkable Ants’ Nest on the limb of a tree from Panama, from Tracy Robinson, Esq., Panama. Crows’ Eggs and abnormal Hens’ Eggs from Gor ham, Me., from Mrs. Jane S. Morse. Splendid collection of Foreign and Native Plants from Miss Margaret A. Allen, Gardiner, Me. Eight boxes, containing several thousand speci mens of Rare Shells from all quarters of the globe, each specie accurately labelled, from the Smitusoniau Institution. Washington, D. C. Large numbers of Coleoptera, (Cetonia and Halti caifrom truit trees at Westbrook, from A. W. Long fellow, U. S. Coast S urvey. Shark skin from Capt. Henj. Willard. List of books received in report of next meeting. Sales of Real Estate.—Messrs. Henry Bailey & Co. sold at auction Monday the following property, belonging to the estate of Hon. John M. Wood, by or der of the administrator. t Lot of land and house on Federal street opposite the Baptist Church, to Charles L. Webster, for $8?0. cash. Lot of 2J acres, with house thereon, in Cape Eliza beth, beyond the Kerosene Oil Works, and adjoining Daniel Sfcroul’s laud, to H. S. Batchclder, for $600. Twenty acres of laud adjoining the above, to Juno.4 W. Clark, for $1200. Raid on the Liquor Shops.—The Deputy Mar shals yesterday visited nine liquor shops, in various parts ol the city, and in sSlbn of them seized small quantities of liquors. In two ol tho places they found nothing. The places where seizures wore made were occupied by E. Gammon, Michael Murry, Costello Mahan, A. J. Falby, John Cary, Richard Collins and Patrick Gibbons. SABBArn School Entertainmenx.—The Pine Street Sabbatb School will this eveuing repeat the Anniversary exercises of that institution, which ex c'ted so much admiration at the time they were giv. cn. It will be worth the price ol a ticket to be pres ent at the Church this evening, and hear the pupils go through the various exercises. Co. Tempebance Convention.—Our readers are reminded of the Temperance Csnvention to he held at Falmouth, Piaoataqua Village, this afternoon, at 2 o’clock. The meeting will be continued through the evening, Whipple’s new Photograph ltooms are said by those travelling much abroad, to be the moot exten sive in the world. ITEMS OF STATE NEWS. —The Saco Democrat says that Mr. Benja min Elwell, who died at Keunehunk on Sun day of last week at the advanced age of 75 years, has worked as a boot and shoe maker on one spot at Kennebec Landing for 50 years. —The officers of tho U". S. Coast Survey who have been engaged recently In an examination of the mouth of the Saco have finished their work- The Democrat says they have decided that a good and permanent channel can he regulated by building a pier from Jordan’s Point, on the south side of the river, to the old pier on the bar, which would make it about one-half a mile long; they recommend that it should be 20 feet wide at the bottom, 15 feet wide at the top and 12 feet at tho bottom. With such a pier they estimate that there will be twelve feet of water upon the bar at any of our usual tides. —We learn from the Whig that about 500 gal lons of liquors and nearly a barrel full of bot tles of Sulphate of Morphine were seized by the Custom House officers iu Bangor on Thurs day. It was on board the schooner Adula, which was also seized and is iu possession of the officers. The owner forgot to pay duties on the goods and in consequence will lose more than he could make on several legitimate transactions. —A trial is to he made in Bangor of tho ne w concrete for sidewalks, composed of coal tar, coarse gravel and sand. —The Bangor Whig learns that pedlers are going about that section dressed in sailors’ garb selling goods which they say have been smug gled, and that consequently they can sell them cheap. This the Bangor Whig says is a mere trick to deceive, the parties have a regular li cense, and the smuggling story is only a hum bug to deceive green customers. FOUTICAIj. —The recent discharges of clerks in the Treasury Department, are to take effect June 30. The Department was thoroughly canvassed a short time since, and its attaches classed un der three heads : indispensable, intermediate, and incompetent. In this latter class, chiefly the slaughter has been made. There are over 300 more to go, and among them are found I Rebel Johnsonites and radicals. The object is retrenchment. The Department has not yet responded to the resolution of the House, en quiring whether any of its employees have served in the Confederate army. It is hinted that the reply will he postponed till after the exodus in Jone. —The general tenor of Washington advices indicates that the Constitutional amendment will be adopted by the Senate after striking out the disfranchising section, An attempt will ho made to insert a provision requiring an impartial extension of the elective francbise| The vote in the Senate is estimated by a Trib une correspondent at 33 to 14 for the amend went. —Chaplain George O.Glavis writes to the Sec retnry of War from Goldsborough, N. G., de nying many of the statements made by Gen erals Stcedman and Fullerton, and requests that the allegations may be investigated by a proper military court. He also states that at th« public reception of these otiicers, not a sin Kle Union niau was invited, and that the most hitter rebels, including the editor of the Golds T* • ^etC8> “a most villainous and °aare their chief advisers, and that from such ex parte evidence no Union mm can escape conviction. —The Saco Democrat say* that “while most men may in particular instances be enabled to resist strong direct personal temptation it is not to be credited that the mass of society can be induced to perpetuate gross wrong for the contingent advantage of political dominion_ oppression of sister States.” As this allega tion occurs iu an article in which we discover frequent references to the Portland Prtti, we regret that it is totally incomprehensible. We entirely agree witli the Democrat however, iu its subsequent assertion that, “if public virtue te sunk so low, then the corner stone of free in stitutions is gone, the hopes of muniiind huve perished.” The Swiss Conventions have addressed to tiic United States Senate an earnest appeal iu favor of the completion of the act of emanci pation by establishing political equality with out distinction of race or color. VABUiTUSS. A large number of sparrows are about to be sent from Vienna to Melbourne, Australia, for propagation, to destroy tbe caterpillars’ which commit great ravages in that country! If we could import a cargo of some kind of bird or beast of prey to eat up the boys with guns who wage such cruel war upon all tho small birds of our gardens and orchards, it would be a paying speculation. —Mr. M. D. Conway is favoring the English public wit’u a lecture ou the “Natural History of the Devil.” —The revolting statement, now going the rounds of the press, that Miss Avonia Jones is playing in a drama representing the “Loss of the steamer Loudon," in which her husband, Brooke the tragedian, perished, is without foundatioD in fact. —The Historical Institute in Paris, the oldest of tbe learned societies of Erance, proposes a universal congress of tho friends of historical science in 1867. This project is said to have been favorably received abroad, and a delega tion from the United States would probably find a welcome. A New Bedford Quakeress recently- ex plained to her domestic that washing day came “every Second day.” The girl left in high dml gmn. She didn’t go to be washing every other day I Not Rhe. —Samuel Peabody, of New Hope, Cayuga County, New York, came to his death on tho 6th instant in a singular manner. A set of scamps infest that village, who seem to have been in the habit of annoying him in various ways, putting old wagons on the roof of his shop, breaking his windows and obstructing the door. On the Sunday night previous they thrust a long pole down the chimney, fastening an old sleigh on the top. Mr. Peabody was en gaged in removing it, when he fell from the roof to the ground, receiving mortal injury He is said to have been a quiet, inoffensive old man. _ PRO VINCI AIi ITEMS. —The Calais Advertiser says that General Doyle, with the troops under his command at St. Stephen ami St. Andrews, has returned to Halifax, and the St John battalion of militia, Lieut. Col. Otty com mainline with two com panies of the l(tli regiment of regulars, are or dered to the front in their stead. — The Canadians are evidently growing ashamed of the Fenian scare. The Toronto Globe's Ottawa dispatch says : “It is under stood that Government will shortly dispense with the two day* drill each week, as at pres ent required of volunteers.” • ; " . - . ., ♦ Tiie Fiohtino Force in Germany._ The news from Germany is still wailike, but the accounts are so conflicting that it is im possible to judge which of the belligerents is best prepared for an actual outbreak. In the event of a war, nearly a million of soldiers could be put in the field by Austria and Pi us sia, and a quarter of a million more*by Italy, should she be dragged into the fight. Accord cording to the official statistics, the Austrian army, upon a full war tooting, amounts to 579.000 men, consisting of 431,000 infantry, 57.000 artillery, 100,000 extra corps, drivers, sanitary aids, ambulance and field hospital men, &c., and 42,000 cavalry. Deducting from the infantry and the lagers the fourth battalion and depot strength (109,800 men) who remain in the country and recruiting dis tricts, the number of available loot soldiers amounts to 82.,000. Making a similar deduc tion from the artiher j, the exti a corps and the cavalry, the two lormer could take the field with 17,000 meu, and the latter with 36,700 men, amounting altogether to 433,700. The available force of the Prussian army 13 about 367.000 men; but she can put in the field, iu case ol extreme need, about 500,000.— She has, however, some thirty fortresses to de fend; among them Stettin, Cologne, Dantzig, Madgeburg, Posen, Coblentz, Ebrenbreitstein and Kouigsberg. The Italian minister of war has addressed a report to the king on the state of the army, from which it appears theie are at present under arms 14,004 officers and 190,825 privates, or 204,829 in all. The re serve comprises 1754 officers and 143,600 pri vates, forming in all 150,414 men. Of those is said iu the report that 240,000 men are available on the shortest notice. Moreover,30, 000 men having been called out for drill, these would be fit lor service about the end of May. There may be some, truth in a report, given in a Berlin letter recently received m Flor ence, to the effect that Bismark has said in reply to a friend who asked him if the conven tion with Italy was an accomplished fact:— “We have no necessity for a written treaty with Italy; the alliance exists by the force of circumstances. The first cannon shots ex changed between Austria anJ Prussia would bring King Victor Emmanuel and his troops before the Quadrilateral, were K only to fore stall Garibaldi and his volunteers.” Civil. Kioiits in Louisiana.—In his fa mous speech of the 18th April, the President said: “1 thank Cod that peace is restored; l thank God that our biave men can return ’to their families and homes, and resume their peacetul avocations.” Poor lellows, this is just what they would like to do, and what they adt Congress and the President to enable them to do—but cannot, many ol them. Here is a case in hand: John Wasst nhoven, a good German patriot, who served in the Union army through the war, was recently discharged in New Orleans, and “returned to his family and home, and re sumed his peacetul avocations.” Alas, the “reconstructed” rebels of Acadia, in the par ish of Bienville,, incited by the praise bestow ed upon their “loyalty,” were determined that the “brave” man should not live among them. A few weeks ago he was compelled to aban don his little farm and his wile and children, and flee tbr his life. Is it not a mockery i f such a “brave” man’s misery to thank God he can return to liis “homo and family ?” Amp hitherto he has been able to get no protection, not even tbr a briet return to his place in or der to dispose of his property and bring away his family. Gen. Baird has paid no attention to his application ior such protection. Many years ago the sovemment made a great ado about a naturalized Hungarian, who had been imprisoned in Austria. DanieJ Webster wrote one ol his masterly papers, demanding the release of an American citizen. But here is a naturalized German, who has risked bis life tor his adopted country, and Is rctuse.1 a hearing when he asks lor redress under a grievous wrong. Anil the President prates about “peaceful avocations!” A little more rebuke of treason, anil a little sharper legisla tion would be quite as agreeable to John Was schhoven. who but represents a numerous class needing the President s special attention If he is too busy flatterii g the rebels. Con' gres3 must look after these “brave men.”— Yet this the President condemns. In Franklin, Louisiana, a discharged Lieu tenant recently attempted to establish a color od school under the linroan VilVMU|