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evory day, (Sunday excoplod,)at 82 Exchange Street, PortLmtl, N. A. Foster, Proprietor. TermsEight Dollars a year in advance. TIIE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the ajiiuo place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, invariably in advance. Rates of Advbwmw**—0n® inch oi space, m iungtli ol column, •oustitute v “square.:’ •S l .50 per square daily iirst week : 75 cents per week alter; three Insertions, or less, $1.00: continu in'.: every oilier day alter first week, 50 cents. Ilall square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one week, $1.00; 50 cents iw>r week alter. Pi,dor head of “Amusements,” $2.00 Dor square per w eek; three insertions or less, $1.50. “Special Notices,” $1.25 per square first inser tion, an.l 25 ct*. per square for each subsequent in sertion; half a square, $1.00 first insertion, 15 cts. each subsequent insertion. Advertisement* inserted In the “Maine State Press” (which ha* a largo circulation in every i»ar-_ of the State) for $1.00 per sou are for first insertion* ami 50 cents per square for each subsequent inser tion. JOB PRINTING, ol every description, exe cuted with dispatch; and all business pertaining to tlic»t!iee or Paper promptly transacted on applica tion as aliove. Entertainments. THEATRE! DIC K RING HALL. UIUWELL & BROWNE, Managers* Continued Success-2 Plays To-night Saturday livening, May 2(>tb, CHIMNEY CORNER, —AND— FRENCH SPY! MISS DOLLIE 111 DWELL in three characters. First appearance of Mr. S. E. BROWNE. Tickets for sale at Grosman & Co.'s Drug Store. I if See Programmes. may2C—It Great International Oircus ! Combined with IIAnny Whitby's Splendid Grecian Arena ! ENTIRE NEW ORGANIZATION. All Circus, nothing but Circus. Two Great Circus Companies in One Exhibition. Exhibition will be given Afternoon and Evening at Pol tland, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 29th and 30th ADMISSION 35 CENTS. may21<18t F. A. KEELER, Agent. .WATURAUZERl For tlie Hair. 1 have compounded and perfected a prep aration for restoring gray, light or red hair to a beautiful brown or black in lour weekif. lt*s not a dye, does not 8tain the skin, or soil tbe clothing; it contains all the medic inal proper ffes of tfco chemical Reproducer for making the ha'r grow, preventing its falling off, and remov ing dandruff, and con tains nothing poisonous or In the 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 iirst physi cians throughout the civilized world for external ap plication in skin diseases. I will not insult the good sense ofthe public by giv in * it a name, the pronunciation of which would bo likely to dislocate their jaws, but will call it simply NATURALIZE!!, or Imjiroved Keproductor. Asa dressing, as well a.« for a remedy for every dis cise of the scalp and hair, it is unsurpassed. Manufactured and tor sale Wholesale and Retail by HORACEII. JOHNSON & CO., 80 Middla St., Portland, (Up Stairs). May 23—d&w22tf GAS AND COAL OIL CHANDELIERS, PENDANTS, BRACKETS, Ate., FOR SALE AT n:t UNION STREET. Old Gas Fixtures roguilded and bronsed. Gmh piping done to order. And also Gas Cooking and lioating Apparatus. Agent or the Lava Tip Gas Burner. JOHN KINSMAN, SO. 53 UNIOi-J STREET, Portland, Me. apl7 M THE RESIDENCE —OF THE— Rate Rev. J. R. ADAMS, IN GORHAM, lOK SALE. THK House is large (13 rooms) beautifully located, conveniently arranged, and in good repair, with a clioico variety of lruit and shade trocB. Thirty acres of land or less will he sold to suit the purchas er with the house. Parties seeking a home unusual ly attractive are Invited to examine the property. Five trains leave Portland daily lor Gorham. mayl7d3t theueodtl. Hair TIIE BEST, CLEANEST AND CHEAPEST hair restorer And Dresser. For »ole by all Dealers. CHARLES CUSTIS & CO.. "Wholesale Agents. May 23—dlw A First Rate Opening lor Business. A GOOD chance* in offered in the manuta iture of Elastic Goods, lor which there is an established and i eady sale. , , . , Any one wanting to engage In alight ana pleasant business, and one that require* but small capital, a,lrtrt'“>' manufacturer, May 25-dtf Box 1702 P. O. HTJJVIMER Under-Shirts and Drawers! E best goods, anti at A FAIR PRICE, at 1 S tOUTON BLOCK, CONGRESS STREET. CHARLES CUSTIS If CO. May 2 »-<Hw___ ACHANGE —OF— raiment Cf J1 bo obtained on vory lavorable terms ol P. MORRELL & CO., NO. 113 EXCHANGE STREET. mayli-V*3w New Advertisements. A Chance to Make Money 1«Y INVERTING IN state rights -QY THE New and one of the most Wonderful Inventions of the Age, Ilowarlh Pat ent Pocket Dinner Pail. npHE great desideratum of this new patent const*'s A in Its being inane of continuous rings or bands, so tliat after the meal has boon eaten, tiioy can b.* so folded, ono within the other, as to make it small enough to be put in! * any common coat pocket. At the bottom of the pail is a cell of a capacity to hold coffee, tea or chocolate sufficient fora meal, which folds within the hands so 09 not to add in the least to the bulk. In order to be appreciate'! it must ho seen. Per sons going on pic-nio and pleasure excursions into the country, or to the Islands, where the comforts of a dinner table are not available, will not fail to pur chase one as soon as tiioy are put on sale Every school hoy and girl will want one. Tile mechanic and the day laborer need no longer bo encumbered bv carrying a large tin pail to and from their labor. The patentees claim this as entirely new and origi nal, atul would invite the public generally to call and examine the article at the INVENTOR'S EXCHANGE, NO. 80 FEDERAL STREET, PORTLAND, Me. Persona wishing for State rights had better call soon and improve tlio opportunity of making money. may26dlw A Card, • I have returned from New York and sliall remain in Portland until September. This will be my last visit to the “Forest City” for several years as I return to New York in September to remain until next May. I then go to Europe It is needless ffir me to inform you what lean do lor old chronic cowpl tinfs that have ever baffled all other modes of treatment. All seek ing my aid should do so immediately as my stay in Portland is unavoidably short. Those who aro not able to pay for treatment will be treated free every Friday afternoon. My treatm exit is original with my self and unlike any other now in use, which I will demonstrate to any intelligent person. Personal ref erence to hundreds of my former patients. Office in Tolman Place, a few steps from Congress street, Just above Casco Street. Office Hours from 9 A. M. to 6 M. Dr. HAltVEY. Portland May 26th, 1806. SNd&wtf J. B. GREENHALGH’S EATING HOUSE, — AND— OYSTER SALOOY, FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, Nos. 152 and 154 Exchange Street, [Opposite the International House.) Ladies entrance 154, (hints, 152. Hours M-, to 11 P. M. The public WaJ) "ill And it to tlieir advantage to call and , „ try the above Oyster Saloon. He will also Airmail Parties and Pic-Nice with lee Creams, Fruit, Current, Found nnd Sponge Cake, At. the very shortest notice. UP* Kemember tho Place, No. 152 and 151 Exchange St. may2litf IBUr YOUU Paper and Envelopes —AT— DflESSEfl’sJ ^Exchange st. i Groceries at Auction. ON TUESDAY, May at 10 o’clock A. M. at office, wc shall sell an invoice of Groceries, &c., consisting of Cofloe, Tea, Pepper, Cream Tartar, Starch, Cocoa, Hops, 30 <loz. Fancy Soap, 15 boxes Navy Tobacco, Brick Bust, Ink, 100 boxes Gum, Cigars, Fairbanks Platform Scales, CarjKit Tacks, 150 prs Women’s, Misses* and Children’s Congress Boots and Shoes, Cheese Box. Cigar Box, Firk ns, Pipes, Tobacco Cutter, Irish Moss, Piekles,Measures, one prime Tilton & McFarland Safe, one small Sale, &C-, &c. may2Gdtd HENBY BAILEY & Co., Au-.t’s. Board Wanted. A YOUNG man, who can bring the best of refer ences, desires a room with board in a desirable and central part of the city. A private family or a place where there are but few boarders preferred. Address Home, Press Office. may26dlw* Tenement to Let, CONTAINING seven large rooms, over Perkins* Confectionery Store, Morton Block. Enquire of mayi6d3t L. J. FERKINS. Another Home Manufactory! FACTORY AND WHALE OIL SOAP! Extra Refined, Family, Chemical Olive, and Erasive Si O A P S . TROWBRIDGE & PATCH, MANUFACTURERS, At Factory, Corner of Vaughan and Brackett Streets, WHERE they offer these Soaps, to *he trade and consumers, at lowest market prices, and they warrant all their Soaps to be equal to any offered in tliis market. CITThelr WHALE OIL SOAP is offered as a su perior article lor Washing Trees. Scrubs and Plants, to destroy Insects, Bugs, &c., ami their FACTORY SOAP lor cleansing Wool, Felts, and Fulling Blankets, and other manufacturing purposes. May 24—T T&Stf SPRING- STYLES! New Goods, New Cloths, —AND— Tailor’s Trimmings! The best Stock in the city is at 131 Middle Street. All of which will be made to order, and sold at Lowest Cash Prices! Call and examine Goods and Prices. 131 Middle Street. • TV . GOULD. ^Portland, April 14—2m _ One Thousand hollars reward ! WE hereby offer a reward of 31000 for the arrest ami conviction ol' the burglars who entered the dwelling houses of Messrs. Leach, Winslow, Mosher and Howard, in the town ol Westbrook, on tho night of the 10th instant. II. IS. BOODY, OHAS. B. STEVENS, Selectmen of the Town ol Westbrook. Westbrook, May 22,1866.—dlw Ottawa House. THE OTTAWA HOUSE On Cushing’s Island, Will be opened for the reoeption 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, 1S06. may23d3w IV O T I O E . PARTIES holding Policies In tho Piscataqua Fire and Marine insurance Co., of South Berwick, Me., through our Agency, will please present them to us without delay for re-iusuraneo. JOHN E. DOW & SON, May 2t—dlw 89 Exchange St. Casco Street Seminary. TUIF. Summer Term of this School for Young La 1 dies and Misses, will commence Monday, May 21st. l or terms &c., inquire at No. 15 Preble St. MISS MARY C. HALL, Principal. May 18—<I8t* TO THE DAILY PRESS. -- -«* • - Saturday Morning, May 26, 1866. XXXIX CONGRESS—First Session. Washington. May 65. SENATE. Mr. Morrill introduced a resolution calling on the President for information as to wliat executive action liad taken place under the various bills tor colonization of persons of African descent. Adopted. Mr, Wilson caiied up the joint resolution concerning cadet appointments. The amend ments of Mr. Nesmith that hereafter the su perintendent of the Military Academy may be selected from any corps of the army, was dis agreed to. Yeas IS, nays li). The resolution was then passed. Mr. Coimess offered a joint resolution to re peal so much of the China Mail service bill as required the vessels to touch at Honolulu.— Referred. Mr. Morrill oflered a resolution mquirm? what executive action *ad been taken con cerning the colrnization of persons of Afri can descent. Mr. Hendricks introduced a bill explaining the act relative to the distribution of prize money. Referred. Adjourned to Monday. ' . HOUSE. Bills were introduced to encourage the growth of forest trees on the western plains and to prevent the carrying of franked hooks and documents by the overland mail to the western territories, which require prepayment Referred. The Senate amendncea a to the House bill, amendatory of the pension laws, were non concurred in and a committee of conference asked. The Senate bill to incorporate the District of Columbia Canal and Sewerage Company, was taken up. It provides for a commercial canal and sewer between the Anaeosta river, from a point near its junction with the Poto mac to a point on the old canal, and thence deepening ten feet below the high tide or old Canal ditch, to the Georgetown terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. After some debate the subject went over until the next private bill day. Mr. Hooper of Massachusetts, from the Committee on Banking and Currency, report ed a bill to secure and regulate the safe keep ing of public money entrusted to disbursing officers of the United States. It makes it a duty of every disbursing officer of the United States, excepting those connected with the Post Office Department, having any public money entrusted to him for disbuisment, to deposit it with the Treasurer or Assistant Treasurer of the United States, and to draw from the sum as may be required for payment, and where there is no Treasurer or Assistant Treasurer, the Secretary of the Treasury may give special authority in writing for the depos lte of public money in any otliea public depos itory. The section makes it embezzlement for any disbursing officer to loan with or without interest any of the public money en trusted to him. Mr. Randall asked that the bill be put upon upon its passage. Mr. McRuer objected. The bill was then recommitted, with leave to report it at any time.' Mr. Scbenck, from the Committee on Mili tary Affairs, reported back the substitute for the bounty bill, and asked that the House pass it immediately. He moved the previous question. Mr. Ward asked whether lie would not al low a substitute for the bill to be offered. Mr. Schenck declined doing so, and the House by a vote of 81 to 24 seconded the pre vious question, Mr. Stevenscalled for a readings of the orig tirai xrm. xv tmiers irom iuc ouuSanite liirffls that the latter requires a deduction of local and State bounties which the former did not require. The substitute was then agreed to, 84 to 33. The hill then passed the House almost unani mously. EVENING SESSION. The tax bill was taken up. A few verbal amendments only were made down to section thirty-three. Mr. istevens moved an amendment that two cents per gallon be paid inspectors of dis tilleries, instead of a salary, hut the fees not to exceed $1,500 per annum. The section was finally amended by fixing the salary at five dollars per day. An amendment was offered to the 36th section, to reduce the tax on whiskey to one dollar per gallon. Rejected. An amendment relative to tar being offered, Mr. Kelly seut up an extract from the North Carolinian which, Mr. Kelly said, seemed to reflect the views of our sagacious Secretary of the Treasury, declaring that the Southern peo ple would never submit to a direct tax except at the point of the bayonet Mr. Stevens asked if it was an extract from the speech of the Secretary of the Treasury. Mr. Kelly replied that it was only the views of one of the Secretary’s friends, who agreed with him that all laws passed by Congress while the Southern members were not here were unconstitutional. The fi ee list was amended by adding a va riety of drugs and other articles. ■ Lamps and lanterns, the glass metals of which have paid a tax, were struck from the free list. Section 13 was struck out. The Committee rose, having proceeded as far as the 23d section. The House took a re cess. The 42d section was amended by providing that inspectors in charge of distilleries who shall conspire with distillers to defraud the Government, shall be guilty of misdemeanor. The Committee rose, and the House ad journed A Libeler of the Frecdmen*s Bureau made to Confess his own Lies—The Biot Investi gation. Memphis, Tenn., May 24. A card appeared yesterday morning in the Bulletin signed by D. H. Roberts, charging General Runkle, Superintenent of the Freed men’s Bureau, in connection with C. C. Smith of the Intelligencer, with refusing to contract for the employ of freedmen, without a bonus of $15 apiece. The same statement was tele graphed in advance to the papers in several of the northern cities. It appeals that dishon orable propositions were made to the officers of the Bureau, which failed to accomplish their purpose, and Roberts resorts to the cor respondent of a Northern newspaper, who published the card, and another correspondent telegraphed it in order to bring the Bureau into disrepute. A statement appeared in all the papers this morning, signed by Roberts, denying and retracting everything in his card of the day before. The Congressional committee to-day exam ined a number of witnesses. The Investiga tion is likely to cover more ground than was expected and to show that the riot was more extensive in its resu ts than was previously reported. Washington Correspondence. New York, May 25. Washington special despatches say that Judge Thomas of the Virginia Circuit has opened the question of the constitutionality of the civil rights bill, by deciding against the admission of the testimony of negroes in a civil suit in which white men alone were the parties. The statement that the Senate had recon sidered the rejection of Frank Blair’s nomina tion is incorrect. It is said that Governor Curtin has been tendered the mission to Italy. A telegram from a son of Senator Wright, says his lather is much better It is understood that Mi‘s. Jeff Davis has gone to Washington to urge that her husband be transferred to some northern prison, where there is loss danger from the peculiar disease prevalent at Fortress Monroe. Special despatches from Washington say the ex-pirate Semmes arrived in Washington this morning, to have an interview with the Pres ident. Trial of Jeff Davis to be Postponed. ■ New York, May 25. The Herald s special Washington dispatch says the trial of Davis will probably be post poned until August or September next, owing to the strung feeling on the subject in Kicli mond. Much animosity prevails against the grand jury that indicted him, and' until this subsides the Attorney General thinks it best to delay the trial. From Canada—The Queen’s Birth-Day—Oil. Toronto, C. E., April 24. The Queen’s birth day was celebrated throughout Canada with great enthusiasm.— During the firing of a salute at Galt, a cannon explosion killed two persons, Various Items. New York, May 25. A young man, son of a prominent clergy man whose name is suppressed, who held a posiliort as book-keeper in the Irving Hank, has been arrested for robbing that institution of $45,000. He confesses the crime and has restored a part of the uioney. The standing of the Hank is not affected. Two more eases of attempted suicide oc curred yesterday; that of au ex-soldier uaraed Joseph Collius, 25 years of age, and ah elder ly woman named Schriver. Tue iorruer will probably die; the latter will recover. The billiard match between Carme and Di on last night, of 400 points, was won by Dion. Cotton goods advaueed about one cent to day. An Italian, named Dorganin, who manied Mrs. Gen. Eaton some years since, has eloped to Europe with his wile’s grand-daughter and all the property, leaving a cool note behind that if she would keep quiet, he would give her twenty dollars per week. United States 5-20’s have been bought to day for shipment to Europe. There are confident statements afloat to the effect that the leading stockholders, and a majority of the directors of the Western Union and American Telegraph Co. have substan tially agreed upon a basis of consolidation. Some time since parties in Wall street were victimized by a series of forged bonded ware house certificates, to the amount of about $300,000. Two or throe of the rogues were caught—one of them in a lunatic asylum in J6 ranee. It was necessary, however, to find a man named Howe, and the detectives at last tracked him to Rochester, where they arrest ed him. A seven years old girl crept out of a five story wiudow to-day, and fell to the sidewalk, instantly killing her. Siie was locked in by her poor mother while she was out to work. The Express states that from January tq the time of the Eastport fracas, $130,000 were received By 0’M«hom*y; of which $50,000 Were sent to Ireland, the remaining $130,000 being spent here. The Captain and crew of the brig F. II. Parker, from St. John tor Porto Rico, arrived here to day on the ship Harpswell. The Par ker capsized at sea, and the crew were on the. wreck seven days without food, except a little flour. In the 17. S. District Court to-day, the jury returned a verdict of $1,400 against Daniel P. Peters, a .hotel proprietor, tor failure to affix stamps to receipts. Dr. Solomon Andrews with three others, made an ascent in a flying ship, this after noon. After remaining an hour in the air, the party landed at Astoria, five miles distant. He tbund difficult? in making headway when against the wind, but has no doubt of his ability to navigate the air. llovve alias Deck, the alleged forger for $300,000 worth of bonded warehouse certifi cates, arrived here to-night, in custody. > Destrtictive Fires. Yonkebs, N. Y., May |5. The large building known as the Bedgeed Factory, was burned to-day. Loss on buikling and machinery $10,500. Half insured* A large quantity of cotton stored in the building was destroyed. Fully insured. Bath, N. Y., May 28. The Bath woolen and saw mills were en tirely destroyed bv an incendiary fire this morning. Loss $100,000. Philadelphia, May 25. The large woolen and cotton mills of Sim eon Lord at Darby, seven miles from this city, were damaged to-day to the amount or $10, 000. About two thousand hands were em ployed in these mills. Detroit, May 25. The greater portion of the business part of Pawpaw, Michigan, was destroyed by fire this afternoon. Four dry goods, two drug, omff grocery and one crockery store were aunasg the buildingi) destroyed. From Tennessee. Nashville, May 25. John Porterfield has been pardoned by the President and is to report to Gen. Thomas. Andrew Johnson, Jr., nephew of the Pres ident, has been removed trom the agency of the State Penitentiary by the Commissioners of that institution, and J. S. Wali appointed Warden. A large Fenian meeting was held here to night. News from the interior of Georgia represent agricultural products to have been nearly ru ined by late heavy rains. The wheat crop is a failure on account of frost. Great destitu tion prevails, and hundreds of familes are without food. The crops in Tennessee are backward. On ly half a crop of wheat is anticipated, but corn and cotton are promising. Miscellaneous IHspatches. Baltimore, May 25. Judge Giles decided in the United States District Court to-day a petition for injunction against the city passenger railway, tor refus ing to allow petitioner, <A.. A. Bradley, colored, to ride in said cars. The Judge ordered that the facts stated in the petition do not present a case lor equitable action of Court by way of injunction. The petitioner claims to be a lawyer from Boston. The colored people gen erally protest against his course as uncalled lor interference in their behalf Toronto, C. W., May 25. The counsel for the Cornwall prisoners charged with Feuianism, applied to the Court of Ccmnion Pleas for a writ of habeas corpus. The Chief Justice promised judgment to morrow. L'rom Louisiana. New Orleans, May 25 The estimated cotton crop of Louisiana will he about one-third of the crop of 1861. That of East Louisiana is estimated at two-thirds, and North and Middle Louisiana about one , fifth. In the lied Kiver country and other overflowed districts scarcely any citton has been raised. The lied River levees have given way, and the whole country is submerged from Natchez to Chesdown. Sugar cane is promising where not sub merged. notification if the Constitutional Amend in West Virtjinla. Wheeling, W. Ya., May 25. The election in West Virginia, yesterday, for the ratification or rejection of the Consti tutional amendment disfranchising persons engaged in the rebellion, passed off veiy qui etlo. Returns from interior counties come in very slowly. Full returns have been received from eleven counties which indicate large majorities for ^ratification. Wheeling city and Ohio county give over 300 majority for re jection. North Carolina Convention. Raleigh, N. C., May 25. The Convention did nothing to-day of po litical importance. A message received from Governor Worth says lip has no recommenda tions to make for reconstruction measures, but that the temper of Congress must be waited for. He says all are loyal here including the Congressmen elect. The President is heartily endorsed, and civil government is in complete operation. He also compliments Gen. Ruger’s administration. Oreat Fires in Yew York—Lots $80,000. New Yomt, May 25. At an early hour this morning a fire broke out in the Hudson river freight depot, destroy ing one large huiiding and several sheds, 18 or 20 loaded cars, 1000 bales of hay and two horses. The loss is probably sixty or seventy thousand dollars. The building No. 654 Broadway, occupied by Scribner & Co., publishers, and J. C. Morse and others, was damaged by fire last night— Loss not heavy. From Fortress Monroe. Fortress Monroe, May 25. Instructions from Washington were receiv ed this morning by Miyor Gen. Miles to give Jeff Davis, on his parole, the freedom of the fort, retiring to his room at Carroll Hall at night. Shea and O’Conner, his counsel, have been allowed access to the fort and private In terviews with him at any time. Yew York Board of Health. New York. May 25. At a meeting of the Board of Health to day, it was voted to destroy all clothing from small pox and cholera cases. They also re commend the disuse of all mineral waters, ex cept good soda water. From Honduras. New York, May 25. News from Honduras to May 4tli, states the Indians from Yucatan made a raid on the ma hogany cutters on the Rio Brava, and plunder ed every one they could find. FRillSI WASHINGTON. ’ THE TRIAL OF JEFF. DAVIS. PARDONS, fee. Washington, May 25. The Senate rejected the nomination of W.v H. Pumeli as Postmaster of Baltimore. An effort is being made with the consent of all parties, to postpone the trial of Jell Davis until fall. The arrangement seems probable. The Republican Senators adjourned at an early hour this afternoon, for the purpose of going into caucus cn the reconstruction prop ositions. It was thought the linal result would be facilitated by previous private consultation, instead of relying upon the accommodation of conflicting views in open Senate. John and Jacob Bcershaii, of New Jersey, having served a year imprisonment lor evad ing the revenue tax law, and being unable to pay the tine imposed, has been pardoned by the President It lias been decided that no bounty or ar rearages ot pay be allowed to the widows or heirs of any deserter. Health of Senator Writ/ht. Newark, N. J., May 25. Senator Wright i3 physically better and in hill possession of his mental faculties. Secretary Harlan's Letter. Secretary Harlan’s letter declining a sere nade from the National Union club, was re served at the time tor the hearing of the club alone. It has since been published, as fol lows: Department of the Interior, I Washington, May 23. ( Sir: Several days since I received a note signed by you as President of the National Union Club, informing me of your inteutiou to serenade the President and his Cabinet of ficers on an evening which you then named, and a note from the Secretary of this organi zation announcing its postponement on ac count of the character of the weather. I have to-day received a third note, signed by the corresponding secretary, Informing me that the serenade will be tendered this evening at eight o’clock. After tendering you and the club my thanks for the compliment of including me in tho number to be thus honored, I regret to be compelled to add that my engagements ren der it impracticable for me to ba'present.— This circumstance gives me less pain as I am not conscious of having done anything which entitles me personally to the honor of such an ovation. And if this proposed call is intend ed, as the uewspapers assert, to furnish the officials connected with tho Executive Depart ment of the government an opportunity to announce their opinions on political subjects. I am inclined to think it a pardonable egotism for me to suppose that my opinions are fully known to aii who may consider them of suffi cient consequence to merit a passing notice, as I frankly proclaimed them on the floor of the Senate and from the rostrum for ten con secutive years next preceding the commence ment of my services as Secretary of the Inte rior and have not at any time, when occasion required ir, failed to express my views with entire candor. As my political associations in the past have not been doubtful, I do not in tend that they shall be so in fhture. I have Been four times elected to a seat in the Unit ed States Senate by the. Legislature of Iowa, as a representative of the Republican Union party; and as a member of that political or ganization, I was appointed to the office I now hold. To betray the confidence thus reposed in me would be a manifestation of ingratitude so glaringly dishonorable that I am sure no intelligent member of your organization ex pects it; nor can it be expected that I will do it I m shall have been fully accomplished. I have the honor to be very respectfully, Your obedient servant, Jas. Harlan. To Hon. A. Vf. Randal), President N. U. C.ub, Washington, D. C. Baker. Fessenden and Breckinridge. A lew days since we published an extract from the Washington correspondence of the Worcester Spy, descriptive of the appearance of General Baker during his famous reply to Breckinridge of Kentucky, and especially to the latter’s question as to the “Tarpeian Rock.” In a subsequent letter the same wri ter thus refers to the circumstances: Sitting as I then was, in the gallery, I did not bear wliat gave rise to the historical allu sion. A distinguished senator lias told me some incidents relating to that memorable scene, which deserve to be preserved. Gen. Raker bad occasion during the progress of his oration, to ask what the Romans would have done to a traitor who should have given the Republic such advice?—referring to some of the Kentuckian’s views. Senator Fessenden, who like every one present was listening witli in tense interest, responded audibly —“flung them from the Tarpeian Rock.” The orator caught the words and hurled them at the pallid and passionate traitor who wilted in his seat upon the opposite side of the chamber. Thun came the scene I have before described. Brcckiuridge, it appears, heard Mr. Fessen den’s remark, without recognizing the voice, lie therefore concluded that it tell from the lips of Sir. Sumner. In the reply made to General Baker, the traitor was very bitter in his allu sion to Mr. Sumner as the uttercr of the re mark, alluding in a taunting way to “the Sena tor whose want of courage was well known,” or similar words. Next day, having previously been informed that Iho Maine senator was the responsible party, Breckinridge came to his seat and apologized for using the language above referred to. It shows the character of the unhung Cataline. Mr. Sumner never no tices these personal attacks. The southern bul lies, lew of whom know what true courage means—the courage of convictions — always felt safe in the utterance of sneers against Mr. Sumner like that of Breckinridge. Fessenden, however, is a little more combative, and bis bitter tongue is the dread of antagonists. This doubtless led to Breckinridge’s apology, which, in itself, is a first-class specimen of the chival ric character for which the oligarchs claim to he distinguished. Boiton Items. Boston, May 24, 1860. To the Editor qf the Prett: The anniversary meetings are not of much interest. Most of the speakers are old stagers. Young America is not there. Business of all kinds, except building, does not meet the anticipations of the community. Quite a number of those who left good chances here and emigrated South at the clo sing up of the war, write that the prospects of trade are not improving, and if they had thi money which they invested, would leave the Sunny South to its admirers. Large numbers of horses have been sold for good prices but not such as the owners antici pated. Fast nags were readily bought by the sporting fraternity, at big prices, so that the dealers who brqught them to this market have done a paying business. Your readers who intend to visit the “Hub” cannot do better than to drop down to the wharf and tie up in the steamer running to this port, whose clerk signs his name “Micah Higgins” and I will vouch that they will see one model steamboat clerk. Provisions of most every kind are cheaper here than in the country, so that the laboring man who has a family is better off here than in most of the small manufacturing villages where the demand does not create a supply.— The market is well supplied with early vegeta bles trom the South. The failure of so many insurance compan ies causes much uneasiness among the ship owners, who are uncertain in the case of a loss whether they will be paid or not. Steve. The Memphis Kiots.—-M^jor Gilbreth, the officer sent by General Howard to Investigate the Memphis riots, has made a partial report on the subject in which he says:— The civil authorities have not taken the slightest notice of these terrible riots, and seem to regard them as simply a skirmish be tween the police and negroes. The citizens have been advised to hold a meeting and de nounce the conduct of the mob, but still they either neglect or refuse to do so. The papers of Memphis are at the root of the whole mat ter. They have incited riot and murder for months, and this is only a legitimate result of their inflammatory andincendiary articles and these poor whites, between whom and the ne groes a feud has always existed, have been hut their tools.” PORTLAND AND VICINITY. New Advertisement* To-Day entertainment column. Theatre—Bidwell & Brown. NEW ADVERTISEMEX T COLD M N. Paper and Envelopes—Dresser's. Teuemeut to Let. Eating Hou?o—J. B. Grcenhalgb. A Card—Dr. Harvey. Auction Sale—Honry Bailey & Co. Board Wanted. A Chance to Make Money. RELIGIOUS NOTICES. Religious notices of twenty-five words or less, free; all excess of this amount, will be charged ten cent* a line, eight words constituting a liu\ This rule here after will be rigidly adhered to.—[Pub. Press. The Washingtonian Society will hold a meeting Sunday evening at Sons of Temperance Hall, 358 Congress street, at 7 o’clock. The public are in vited. Spiritual Association.—Temperance Hall, Con gress Street.—Conference m eting in the forenoon. Discussions free to all, and the public invited. Af ternoon speaking by mediums iut ranced. Scats froe. Central Church.-Rev. E. P. Tenney, of Man chester, N. H., will preach to-morrow. New Jerusalem Church.—Divine worship to morrow morning at the usual hour. Subject of fhe sermon: “ The sin of our First Parents.** Genesis iii. 6. 1‘iitST Universalist Church. Congress Square. —Rev. Mr. Kraszny, of Texas, will preach to-fcnor row morning and evening in the First Universalist Church, Rev. Mr. Holies pastor. Subject for the even ing discourse, “The Concordat of ltffll, or the perse cutions of the Protestants in Austria.” At the close of the evening discourse a collect ion will be taken in behalf of the loyal sufferers in Texas. In tlie^altemooii at 3 o’clock, Air. Kraszny will de liver his discourse on the persecutions of the Protes tauts in Austria in the '1 bird Parish < lmrcb, Rev. Mr. Walton pastor. At the close of the discourse a collection will be taken for the same object as abovo stated We would also stato that Mr. Kraszny comes to us highly endorsed by the most distinguished cergv from Boston and other Eastern ciCes of all ProiosLaut creeJs, and we trust that pur citizens will view this matter as a case of humanity and not that ot party or sectarian consideration, aud thus appreciate the woes ot other neoplo, aud sooth their sorrows with generous aid. Personally speaking Mr. Kraszny be longs to the Helvetic confession, upon the Danube, which is the old Geneva creed, and which has been the church of his country sinco the close of the six teenth century, St. Luke’s Church.—Divine service and a ser mon may be expected at this Church on Sunday e veil ing at seven o’clock. ^asco Street Church.—Rev. A. E. Stockman, recently returned from an extensive tour among the Freedmen, will speak of the things he saw, to-mor row evening ar the usual hour. Pearl Street Universalist Church.—This Parisli having passed from an “experiment” into a permanent fact, the Pastor will make it the occa.d .n ol a special discourse to-morrow A. M. All persons wishing to consult with the Committee on Pews, will have opportunity at the close of the service A. Ai. and P. M. St. Stephen’s Cnuncn.—A sermon will be preach ed in this church on the life and character of the late Bishop Burgess, to-morrow forenoon. Also at St. Luke s to-morrow evoning, at 7} o’clock. West Falmouth.—Rev. Dr. Graham will preach at the Hree Baptist Meeting House in West Falmouth to-morrow morning at the usual hour. Miss Clark proi>oses to speak upon the “Seven Thunders,- May 27, 1HCG, near the north end of Ueer mg * Bridge, at 11 o’clock A. M., and 3 o’clock P. AI. MUNICIPAL COURT. KINGSBURY J., PRESIDING. Friday. JohliH. Conslello pleaded guilty to a charge of assault and battery on James McLaugh lin, aud was Lined ten dollars and costs and required to furnish sureties in the sureties in the sum of $100 to keep the peace six months. He paid the flue and costs and furnished the securities. N. Webb appear ed for the State and Evans & Putnam lor the de fense. Michael Lodin, Edward Buckell, Alartln Clay and R. R. Robinson, on search and seizure processes, each paid $22.20 flue and costs. Ai. McCarthy, for larceny of clothing from the shop of E. Levcen &Co., wa3 fined ten dollars and costs which he paid. A Surprise. Mr. Eeitor I would like to givo you the partic ulars regarding an interesting affair which came oil rm....v-, iOTr ninut|„n w, i_ ...__t. _,i en-weddings, tin-weddings &c., but the present com prised them all—wood, tin and silver combined together, with an actual perfect surprise. The facts are these. Some seventy-five to one hun dred of our citizens met at the house of Mr. A. B. Winslow, No. 6 Wihnot street, to surprise himself aud wi e, with w'hat suggested itself to each, as an appropriate gift for house-keeping utensils. Mr. W. and wife had been enticed to take tea and spend the evening at their father’s house in Westbrook,—not having a suspicion of any thing occurring out of the usual course At 9 o’clock, it was suggested that they should take a look at their house to see if every thing was secure—as it. hail not been occupied, not being ready to move into—and upon driving by the house, a man was seen at the chamber window. Burglars was the first impression, and an investiga tion was to be had immediately. Mr. Winslow rush ed to the front door to confront the supposed burglar, where he was mot by a greater number than he fel^ prepared to encounter. The company assembled had prepared every thing for a good time; and the gifts were splendid—every thing appropriate for a new beginner. Mr. Low's string-team was on hand, \f any thing wanted to be moved. After an hour's pleasant intercourse tlio par ty separated, the donors as pleat od and happy as the recipients. One Who Was Thebe. Increased Accommodations and Reduced Faues.—It will be noticed by the advertisement o* the Grand Trunk Company, that on and after Mon day the extra trains between this city and South Paris, of which we spoke a few days ago, will be put on the road. This arrangement will be of great ac commodation both to our country friends residing on the line of the route and to the people of Portland The former can come to Portlaud in the morning or by the noon train, and return home at night; and any person In Portland can leave the city in the morning, transact his business, or spend the day in the coun try, and return at night, wliile the fare Is now large ly reduced for tlio round trip. This arrangement, if the business warrants it, is to be kept up throughout the year. The fare on the beautiful steamers between this city and Boston has also been reduced. A stauncher, Bafer and better line of steamors docs not exist. The accommodations aro all that can be required, and all that are needed. Leaving both cities at 7 o'clock in the evening, they arrive after a fine run of eight or nine hours, at an early hour in the morning,in season for the passengers to get their breakfast bofore the business of the day opens, or before any of the morn ing trains on the railroads leave. Tills line has al ways boon pooular on account of its excellent steam ors, skillful commanders and accommodating attend* ants. Fire on a Railroad Bridge.—As tho down pas senger train of Thursday on the Portland & Kenne bec railroad passed the bridgj over the C&thance stream, in Bowdoinliam, the bridge at that point was discovered to be on fire. The train was immediately stopped and the flames, which bad made but little headway, were extinguished with a few buckets of water. Tho origin of the fire is unknown, but the escape of the company from serious loss was fortu nate. t I. O. G. T.—A lodge of Good Templars was formed at Peak's Island Thursday evening, under the title * of Island Lodge, consisting of twenty-3even mem bers to start with, all belonging to Peak’s and the ad joining islauds. Eighty members of Seaside Ledge of Cape Elizabeth Ferry went down to fhe installa tion of the officers, which was performed by the Dep uty Grand Master of the State, Mr. Gardiner of Cape Elizabeth. It was a pleasant time, and it was two o'clock in the morning when the members ol Seaside Lodge returned to the Cape. Of course during this coining season, all cases of cholic, cholera morbus, cholera infantum, dysentery, and of every kindred disease, will he regarded by the masses as symptoms of-Asiatic Cholera. Let those who can think be sensible, and at once procure those reliable remedies of Rev. Dr. Hamlin’s, care hilly prepared by Messrs. Crosman & Co., from the purest drugs. Sugar Refinery.—1The foundation of the new Sugar Refinery building is being laid with unusual care, on the site adjoining the Portland Gloss Works, on C^nal or West Commercial street. Messrs. S. C. & G. M. Chase will do the mason work, and Messrs Cummings & Brock the carpentry. The work on the walls was commenced yesterday, and will soon be erected. Brilliancy of complexion is desirable in a lady, and for the preservation of it Burnett's “Kolliston” is guaranteed to be a most powerful auxiliary. In flamation from sunburn, and the dryness caused by the wind and air is remedied by its application. It softens the skin and is admirably adapted to gentle men's use after shaving. It is sold everywhere. dec-23—lawly Catarrh.—The origin of Catarrh is In most cases a neglected cold, which can be relieved by the use of “Brown's Bronchial Troches,” by soothing l ho irri tated and inflamed membrane oxlehding from the nose to the throat. For coughs and throat diseases the Troches are of groat service. d&wlw Burnett's Cocoaine.—No other preparations so exactly suit tho various conditions of the human hair. febb—desly Portland Glass Houso. The largo additional furnace at the Glass House on Canal or West Commercial sheet, now in process of erection, adjoining the pres* nt furnace house, Is ap proachiug completion exteriorly; the walls are up, na.I workmen are now finishing tlio groat chimney.— 1 he furnace will be large enough to, contain about twelve pots; the present one coulains eight. Every thing about the new building is to be us near fire proof ns possible. Tlio building will bo wady for oc cupancy and manufacturing purposes about the 1st ol August. The business of the work is under the tiirccMou of the skilful, polite and efficient Superin tendent, Mr. Enoch Eggortou, and is increasing to a groat extent; their fino styles of table ware being in great demand wherever they are known. Bold Rodbkbt.— Between nine and ten o’clock, yesterday nicruing, during the momentary absence of Mr. Joseph Sterling from his fish market on Com mercial Street, It was entered and the money drawer rilled of about $100 in bills and $32 in currency. The affair was done with lightning rapidity, as Mr. S. was not absent two minutes from his shop. Towards evening Mr. 'Sterling was informed by Mr. Cornelius, fhat a son of the latter had been told by a lad named Harper that he (Harper) had $130 which he had got at the fikh market. Mr. Sterling placed the matter in the hands of oflicers Pickett and Grihben, and they arrested llar]>cr, a lad about 12 years of age, and George Talbot, anotcr laJ, with whom he had divided a portion of the money.— About $102 were recovered, and the lads were locked up for examination. Theatre.—There was a flue audience at Deering Hail last evening, to witness the play of East Lynne, which was performed in a very acceptable manner.— Miss Dollie Bidwell in her dual personation of Lady Isabel and Madame Vine, received repeated plaudits. Tbo play was well cast and well performed. This evening' the drama of the French Spy, and iho comedietta of the Chimney Coruer will be pro duoed. Mr. S. E. Browue will make his first appear auca. Gymnastic Union.—The members of this associ ation are hereby notified that the annual business meeting will *>o held at tlio Hall formerly ocoupied by them—4 1-2 Prec Street Block—on Monday evening, May 28th, at 7 1-2 o’clock. Per order. ITEMS OF STATE NEWS. —We learn from the Whig that a two story building near the Basin Mills in Orono, wa3 partially destroyed by lire on Wednesday night. The root* was burned off, but the lower part of the house was saved, fawned by Gen. Samuel Veazie and occupied by Mr. Whiting Loss not ascertained. No insurance. —The editor of the Whig rejoices over the possession of a specimen of the Grand Lake Toag, the size of an ordinary salmon. It was one of a box full oaught by some lucky angler. —The Oxford Democrat is informed that along the Androscoggin river, the hops are badly winterkilled. —The Eastport Sentinel says some anxiety is felt concerning the sch. Z. A. Paine, which left Boston for that port on the 10th in3t. The steamer New York passed her off Cape Ann the morning she left Boston, sinoe which time nothing has been heard from her. Capt. Alex. D. Jones commanded the schooner. —The Calais papers still abound in complaints of careless shooting on the part of the fright^ ened people of St. Stephens. Shots whistle across the river more freely than is safe or pleasant. —A young man named Williston met with a serious accident in Brunswick the other day.— Ho was prying with a crowbar, when some thing became disarranged, causing the end of the bar to fly, and it struck Williston, dislo cating the jawbone, and scverelv injuring the —The Hallowell Gazette states that on Mon day forenoon last, as a number of patients from the Insane Hospital, with their attendants, were taking a stroll in Chelsea, one of the pa t ents, a young man named Warren H. Decker, belonging in Danforth, Maine, stealthily slip pad away from his companions, ran a few rods, threw himself into the Kennebec, and was drowned. He was missed, and search was im mediately made, but it was not until the next day that his body was found, about ten rods below the old wharf from which the man threw himself. We understand that no blame attaches to the attendants of the patients. Appointments by the East Maine Methodist Conference. The East Maine Conference at Waldoboro’ adjourned on Monday evening 21st inst. The following list of appointments is copied from the Bangor Whig: Bangor District— L. P. French, Presiding Eldor. Bangor Brick Chapel—Wesley O. Hoi way. Bangor U nion Street—B. S. Ai ey. Brewer and Eddington—to be supplied. Hamdpen—S. C. Elliot. Winterport and Franklort —Enoch M Fowler. North Seai-sport and Monroe—S. A. Fuller. Carmel—to bo supplied. Dixmont, Plymouth and Jackson—Wm. B. Fen lason. Exolor and Stetson—A. C. Godfrey. East Corinth and Corinth—William H. Crawford. Dexter—Cyrus Stone. Corinna and St. Albans—to be supplied. Dover—Wm. W. Mar.-h. Roar Hill, Garland aiul Charleston—N. W. Miller. Newport, Detroit and Palmyra—S. F. Chase. Sangorville and Turkman—R. S. Dixon. Granville and Abbott—to be supplied. Harmony and Cambridge—Solden Wentworth. Sc bee and Atkinson—To bo supplied by E. Parker. Brownville, Williamsburg and Medford—to be sup plied. Orono—George D. Strout. ^Upper Stillwater, Argylo and Veazle—to bo sup Oldtown and Milford—James O. Knowles. Lincoln—Charles E. Springer. Patten—B. A. Chase. Ashland—to be supplied. Aroostook—to be suppliod. Houlton and Hodgdon—H. B. Wardwell. Danforth, Bancroft and Topsfteld—to be supplied. Rockland District—L. D. Wardwell, Presiding Eldor. Rookland—George Pratt. Tliomaston—Thos. B. Tupper. Friendship—to be supplied. Cushing—to be supplied. Waldoboro—John N. March. North Waldoboro Shd Washington—to bo supplied. Union—Edward Davies. Bristol—to be suppliod. Bremen and-Pond—David P. Thompson. D&mariscol ta—Chas. A. Plummer. Damariscotta Mills—to be supplied. Newcastle—Horace L. Bray, Sup. Wise asset. E. A. Holuiershausen. Georgetown—tJames Hartford. Westport and Arrowsic—to be supplied. Boothbay—i . L. Haskell. Souihport—Isaac P. Roberta. Woolwich—Geo. T. Winslow. Dresden—Phineas Higgins. East Pittston—Paris Rowell. Pitts ton-—to be supplied. Windsor—Ephraim Bryant. South Va3salboro and Weeks* Mills—T. Cookson. DUf). Winslow and Vassalboro—Nathan Webb. No. Vassalboro—IjtHHiard II. Bean. China— t > be a applied. Clinton aud Benton—Henry P. Blood. Unity and Troy—Nelson Whitney. I Freedom. Palermo and Montville—to be supplied. Knox and Morrill—to be supplied. Soars mom—Wm. L. Brown. Appleton, Unnolnvaie and Hope—to bo supplied. Camden—B. B. Byi'ue. Rdekport—C. B. Dunn. Backsport District— S. H. Beale, Presiding Elder. Bucksport—E. W. Hutchinson. Ess! Bud;sport aud Orlaml— to be supplied. North Bueksport—Jos. King. South and Center Orringtou—M. D. Matthews Orrington— J. Fltcher. Searsport—A. Church. Bellas!—T. P. Adams. Castine—W. T. Jewell. Penobscot and Urooksvilte—to be budi>Uo<1 Surry—01 a U. Wilson. uppnwi. ■lVl* Sul,‘La.“ *lJ Boaldsboro—Wm. Eced Mlllbrulgo and Steuben—to be aunnlUrl Cherrylndd—tn be supplied. ^ Hairing on—James A. Morolen Maobfe l' 80-"“ Kil-worth—J. t„ LooUe. Eas. Macluas aad Cutler—EdwarJ Brackett Whiling and EdmomU—B. C. Blackwood. Sup. ,, , 0,1 Lube«, an. Quoddy Head—S. S. Gross, G. 11. Palmer. Eastuort-to be supplied. l*om broke—L,. I,, u.iuscom. , . ... Kobbinston, Charlotte and Cooper-bi be supplied. Wesley and North Hold—to bo supplied, Calais—W. S. McKellar. „ Mill town and Alexander—B. M. Mitchell. Mt. Ilosert, Eden sn 1 Trento®—J. A. Plummer. Tremont and Cranberry **•* supplied. Thiv.ie I ami Swan Island—to be supplied. East Maine- Con lore nee Seminary- J. B. Crawford, Principal, A. Prince, Agent. _Tbe largest loiomolive ever made iu New England lias just been linished in East Boston. It weighs thirty tons, has ten wheels, and is ex pected to draw a thousand tons of coal on the Lehigh Valley railroad in Pcnnsalvauia. —The Crown Prince of Denmark has paid a visit to M. Thiers to thank him for his eloquent defence of Denmark in his recent speech. —A grandson of Cuvier has been appointed a sub-governor of the Bank of France, with a salary of 40,000f. per annum. - ' - .1'TVf BEUGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. —The dedication rcrvices of tho new Baptis Chapel at Lisbon Fails took place ye sterday. The Free Baptist Society of that place now hoid regular meetings. The it,den House in which the Society worships, is to he repaired. — Bev. George l.. Chaney 0f the Hollis Street Church in Boston has declined a unani mous call from the First Parish in Providence B. I., of which the late Rev. 10. !>. IIuLj, p,. £». was pastor. r —The Church of all Souls, in New York, gives $4000 to the $.100,000 Unitarian tund. This is the largest sum reported from a single church. —Bev. E. D. Pressenze, T>. D., of Paris, au thor of the work oil Christ, in opposition to Ben in’s “Life of Jesus,” has been engaged as a regular correspondent of the Watchman urn! Reflector, and his first letter appears in the issue ol last week. In it, among other things, lie makes a brief reference to Kenan's latest hook, on tlie “Apostles.” The Quakers in England have raised $78, 000 for the benefit of tlie freedmeu in this country. —Wo learn from the Adrocate that Bev. E. W. Pray, formerly of Buck field, lately of •Brookfield. Mass, accepts the call of the Bap tist church in Tyriugham, Berkshire Co., Mass., and enters immediately upon his duties in tho latter place. —Rev. lx. I*. Matthews has resigned the pas torate of the Klui Street Baptist church, Bath, and commenced his labors as pastor of the Spring Street Baptist church Auburn. —Some of the Southern Baptists have been advocating a union with the Campbpllites; but tho plan does not lin.l much favor with the de nomination, and will not probably succeed. The Advocate thinks it ought not, unless the Campbellites become sound in the faith. —By a Council convened in South Berwick, Me, May 10th, Rev. U. W. Allen was dismissed trom the pastorate of the Congregational Church, with resolutions commending lum to the churches “as an able, faithful and success ful minister of the Gospel,” aud Rev. Sylvanus Hayward, formerly of Dunbarton, was nstalled. —Mirror. — The Baptist anniversaries which com menced in Boston ou the ICth, ended on t-he 23d. The closing meeting was held at Tro inont Temple Wednesday evening when Rev. J. B. Hutton, missionary to Bur.nab, made some interesting statements respecting the, missions in tho section in which he had labor cd,after which Shawa Loo, a native Burmese, made a few remarks, aud rendered a hymn hi his natural dialect. Mouug Kyan, another na tive, also spoke, and was followed by Rev. A. F Douglas, missionary to tho Telugoos of Hin dostan. The usual closing religious exercises were then observed, and at their conclusion tho meeting adjourned. —Of the fifty houses of public worship iu Sau Francisco, there is but one that has a his tory older than ten or twelve years, or around whose walls the associations of past genera tions still cling. It is the church of the Mis sion Dolores. It was dedicated in 1776, and is as old as the Republic. —At a meeting in Bath, of the Lincoln Wait Associ ation May 1st, Mr. Edward N. Packard of Brunswick, Instr actor in Bowdoin College was licensed to preach the gospel. —Wo sec by the Oxford Democrat that the Methodist Society at Middle Interval, Bethel, are preparing interesting anniversary exer cises, to bo held at their cliureh, on Sunday, Juue 30. An address will be delivered by Ben. Mr. Pottle. tni. - t I^rareiouve vr «•— rr tional churches in Franklin County will bo held at West’s Mills, Industry, on Tuesday and Wednesday, June lath and 13th. —A society has just been formed in London under the patronage of the Earl of Shafted bury, to commence a tentative efl'ort for the propagation of Christianity among ihe Arabs. A young Christian Arab named Youhanua El Karey, has been well educated in England lor the ministry, and is to be sent ont to Palestine accompanied by an English physician of ap proved piety. Ur. Feissnden in Congress. (Washington |May 22) Oorrespondonco of the Hart ford Press. J It was expected that the debate upon re construction would have opened in the Senate yesterday, hut Mr. Fessenden was not well enough to make the opening speech, and as it was considered desirable that he should do so, the subject was postponed till Wednesday! Mr. Fessenden is, perhaps, take him as a whole, the most influential member of the Senate. If a new measure comes up, I think there are more men hi the Senate who ask the question, “What does Pitt Fessenden think of it?” than of any other senator. It is singular that he should have got mixed up with the senatorial contest in Connecticut, but he was dragged mto it. He U not the bet t of politicians, and lie was induced to write a letter favorable to Mr. Foster. Indeed why shouldn’t he? Foster Had been voting straight and was an old friend ol Fessenden*! Sum ner backed up llixou a lew years ago in a similar emergency, and that was a good deal worse than this, I understand, however, that Mr. Fessenden did his duty by Mr. Foster on Saturday last, urging him to crush out the proceeding in his name. It is somewhat amusing to notice the feeling exhibited by Messrs. Sherman and Fessenden in the Senate upon the loan bill. Fessenden believes it to be a humbug, and that it is im possible to fund the debt at live per cent, and that too much money is appropriated for the sale of the new bonds. Whatever his reasons may be he is down upon the loan bill. Sher man is enthusiastically for it and is determin ed to carry it through the Senate, and to-day there is a prospect that he will do so. The distinguished senators have had two or three lively spats already, and on oue occasion both lost their tempers. Fessenden complained yesterday in a most amusing fashion that he could uever raise his voice in the Senate above his ordinary tone without filling tbe newspapers full of stories of a quarrel. He forgets that this is a penalty of his great ness. When Saulsbury scolds, nobody cares, but when Fessenden is cross the nation lis tens and regrets. Attempt to Assassinate Count Bis mark.—The mails received by the last Eng lish steamer bring the following telegram, published without comment in the latest Lon don papers: Berlin, May 7.—This afternoon, about 6 o’ clock, a well-drossed man fired several shots from a revolver at Count Bismark, in the Un ter den Linden street. The would-be assassin wat immediately arrested, having been seized by Count Bismark himself, who was not wounded by any of the shots. H P- M.—The attempt upon the life of Count Bismark was made at 5 o’clock this evening, as the Count was returning on foot along the Uutcr den Linden, after having hod an audieuce of the King. Upon reaching the Schadow-strasse he was fired at from behind by a man, who discharged at him two barrels of a revolver. Both shots however, missed the Count, who immediately turned and seized the man. In the struggle which ensued be tween them the assassin tired three shots from his revolver. Count Bismark remained un hurt. with the exception of a slight contusion. His clothes were also burnt by the nearness of tbo three last discharges. The perpetrator of the attempted assassination, who was imme diately arrested by the police, is a man thirty two years of age, a son of the Kepublican refugee Carl Blind. It appears that he came from Hohenheim, in Wurtemberg, with the deliberate intention of assassinating Count Bismark. An Honest Man.—A Nashville paper te ports a conversation between a Mississippi planter and a rebel soldier regarding the pas by the Legislature of Tennessee, of a bib disfranchising tliose who hud been active in the rebellion. Tbc planter was very lull of wrath because of this legislation, but the sol dier said: 1 can’t blame the Legislature for acting as it did. It did nothing but what we intended to do had we won the fight in place of the Yan kees. If we had belli Tennessee we would not have allowed Union men to vote or hold office, and there is uo sense in my abusing others lor doing to me what I had iully detci> mined to do to them had circumstances keen different. 1 don’t deny that it is pretty rough to be denied a vote, but still it is the fate of war, and I know that we Confederates were determined to disfranchise ail who were against us. We have no business' at all to complain.