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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS.
J———■>. . ;.... ■"'■■■•■-■■'; - ^ lletaUMed June S3, ISOS, lot. B._PORTLAND, TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 3~1866. Term. $8 per annum, in advance. THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published every day, (Sunday excepted,)at 82 ExchangeStree , Portland, N. A. Foster, Proprietor. Terms Eight Dollar? a year in advance* THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the same place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a year, d variably in advance. Rates or Advertibixo.—One Inch o( space, ia length ol column, constitute a “square.” 11,50 per square daily first week: 75 cents per week alter; three insertions, or less, $1.00; continu ing every other day after first week, 50 cents. Halt square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one week. $1.00; 60 cents per week alter. Under head of “Amusements,” $2.00 per square per week; three insertions or less, $1.50. “Special Notices,” $1.25 per square firstinser tion, and 25 ct*. per square for each subsequent in sertion: hall a square, $1.00 first insertion, 15 cts. each subsequent insertion. Advertisements 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* and 50 cents per square for each subsequent inser tion. JOB PRINTING, ol every description, exe cuted with dispatch; and all business pertaining to the Office or Paper promptly transacted on applica tion as above. Entertainments. DEE1UNG HALL POSITIVELY POUR NIGHTS ONLY I To Commence Wednesday Evening. July 4, Also, Thursday, Friday And Saturday Ev’ngs, July 5,6& 7. THE WORLD-RENOWNED Morris Bros. & Trowbridge's DOUBLE TROUPE MINSTRELS And Pantomimistg / The management respectfully beg leave to an nounce that all the Scenery, Treks, Machinery, Wardrobe and Transformations have been brought from their Opera House, Boston, for the production of their celebrated Pantomimes Mother Goose, AND Jack and Gill. Which had tremendous runs In Boston. Their Stage Carpenters and Machinists are now at the Theatre getting the pieces ready, - |Q?*For ftill particulars see Programme s. Prices of Admission— Lower Floor SO cts; Gallery CIS cts. Reserved Seats (without extra eost) can now he secured at the the Drug Stor of Messrs. Benson & Merrill. Doors open at T to commence at 8 pre cisely. june29d6t JULY 4th. ^ Great Trotting Race —AT THE— FOREST CITY PARK! For a Purse of $250,00. F. S. Palmer names g. g...Brighton Die*. J. F. Haines names, ch. g ..Andy Malfigan. O. M. Shaw, Bangor, names b. g.Dash a why. • • S. Rideout, Calais, names s. g.... .Walter. J. Russell names c. g...Portland Boy, known as Thomas Horse. G. D. Miller names b. g..Croton Oil. F. E. Emery, names r. g.Billy Morris. The above named Horses having had 10 per cent, cl the Purse paid as entrance money lor them, are entitled to trot lor the purse ot $250,00 on the Aiter noon of Jfcly 4th, best 3 in 5 to harness. Trotting will commence at 3 o’clock. Congress street Car3 run within a short distance of the Park. Admiaaien 50 Cents* Ladies Free* To prevent confusion and delay at the gates, Tick ets will be for sale at the Horse Railroad Depot. jiwe27dtd CELEBRATION -OF THE ANNIVERSARY American Independence. Tli' Committee ot Arrangements tor the appropri ate Celebration of the approaching Fourth ot July, announce the tallowing PROGRAMME, AS THE ORDER OF THE DAY. SALUTES WILL BE FIRED -AND THE Bells Rung For One Hour each, commencing at Sunrise, 12 M, and at Sunset. THE FANTASTICS ! (We are assured) will make a Grand Display of Oddities,Caricatures, and Grotesque Groupings, oom mencing at an early hour in the forenoon, and mov ing through the principal Streets of the city. Great jveparations are making to produce the most laugha ble display (ot this nature) which has ever been seen in Portland. A BALLOON Vfl ascend at 12 M. from Mr. Deerlng’s grounds, (near Green street) under the direction ot Messrs Sever & Stark wether, of Boston. During the ascen sion, small balloons and other displays will be de spatched by these gentlemen, trom the principal Balloon. It will require about 20,000 feet of Gas to inflate it, and will be the largest ever sent up from this city. THE TWO Bands of the City II ave been engaged lor the day and evening, to per form in different parts of the city, as occasion shall require. A GRAND DISPLAY —OF— FIRE-WORKS Furnished by S. W. Creech, of Boston, (Agent of C. E. Msstonl will be shown In the evening, o% the field ol Mr. Doering, near Green street. There will be Seventeen Principal Pieces, such as Date Tree, Ka~ leidiscope, Mexican Sun, Promethean Altar, Peruvi an Cross, Polka Dance and Colored Battery, me. ■ Tribute to Ceres, Saturn and his Satellites, Chinese Bower, Our Country, Indian Palmetto, Fanes’ Frolic, Cascade, American Glory, Grand Finale. In honor of Washington, producing a colossal Btatue of the Fath er ot his Country,with Corinthian columns,the Amer ican Eagle, Mottoes, Devices, and other accompani ments, making it the most extensive and gorgeous ■display, in a single piece, ever shown in this city. Between the periods of letting off the set pieces, “there will be a continuous display of Rockets, Flower Vases, Illuminations ol Silver, Crimson and Emerald Fires, Atrial Bombs, rising to great altitudes and ilmrsti gwith heavy reports, Spiral Courantines, Silver and Colored Torbillons, Mines and BattericB ot Colored Stars and Gold Fires. The Committee believe that lor splendor and ex tent, this display ot Fire-Works will eclipse any ever betore exhibited east of Boston. Portland, June 26,18CC, dtd&w Strawberry Exhibition! qiHE Portland Ilortlcultnral Society will bold an 1 exhibition oi Strawberries at MECHAInICS’ LIBRARY ROOM, on Thursday Evening July 5th at ?i o'clock. They offer the tollowing premiums' ’ For best 8 varieties, .3 For best 3 varieties, 3'on' For best single variety, 2I00' Competition open to everybody, and no charge for admission. Fer Order. * jeSOdtd s. B. BECKETT, Sec’y. Entertainments. Grand Opening —OF THE PIC-NIC SEASON ! > Arcana Lodge "No. 1,1.0. Of G. T., Will make their Annual Excursion! -TO SACO EIVEE, -ON Thursday, July8, 1866. On which occasion they will endeavor to present nn attractive programme oi amusements, consisting ol SPEAKING, DANCING^ FOOTBALL, SWINGS, Music by Rayuioud’s Quadrille Band. REFRESHMENTS For sole on the ground at Portland prices by Mr. J. PARTINGTON. gyloe-Water free to oil. committee qf Arrangements. A. J. CummingB, E. Hawkes, Jr., II. M. Small. Cars will leave Portland & Rochester Depot at 71, and 10 A. M., and 2 P.M. TICKETS—from Portland and return 80 cts; Sac carappa 63 cts; Gorham 55 cts; Buxton Center 25 cts. For sale at Partington’s under Lancaster Hall, and oi the Committee. june28(ltd EXCURSION ! T H E SHOE AND LEATHER DEALERS of Portland will celebrate their usual Anniversary by an Excursion to Harp swell, in Steamer Casco on MON DAY, July 0th, When their places of business will be closed for the day. Dealers in the vicinity are respectfully invited to attend. The Portland Band will accompany the Excursion. The steamer will leave Custom Rouse Wharf at 74 o'clock A. M. fcjfTiekets for aide at Tukey, Chase & Co.*s, C. J. Walker & Co.'s, and A. & 8. Shurtleff. #2dlw GRAND EXCURSION BRUNSWICK I The Mystic and Mission Lodges of the I. O. of G. T. win make their Annual Excursion —TO— BRUNS ‘W I C SL JULY 10th, 1866, On which occasion they wlH endeavor to preaent an ■ attractive programme of amusement., counting of Speaking, Dancing, Foot Balls, SWINGS, & o. MUSIC BY CHANDLER’S BAUD. The Colleges will be open to all. Refreshments for Sale by Partington. ICE WATER FREE TO ARL. Oars will leave the P. & K. Depot, foot of Clark street, at7$ o*cl6ck precisely. Tickets $1.00. to be had ot the Committee of Arrangements and at the Depot on the morning ot the Excursion. COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENTS: Mystic Lodge. Mission Lodge. Wm. K. Sawyer, Daniel U. Dresser, Jona. Hill, John Scully, Frank Ducott, Jeff. Libby. Jy2dtd _J LA.DIES’ GAUZE FLANNELS ! ANOTHER LOT OF THOSE Under - Flannels !! In Various Styles, Just Opened. ALSO, Ladies’ Lisle Thread Hose, IN BARGAINS, AT THOMPSONS Hosiery and Glove Store, Cor. Cross and Middle Sts. June 27th—dlw Recruits ! Recruits ! f WANTED! $100 BOUNTY ! ! ! Good Pay, Rati one and Medical attendance given to all able-bodied men joining the MILITIA BATTALION now forming at OLD CITY HALL For Service on the 4th of July l This MONDAY EVENING, at Old City Hall, the Becraiting Office will be open. Now is the opportunity to Enlist I WPortland expects every Soldier to do his duty! By oommand of the Major Gen. Com’*. Jy2d2t FIREWORKS I Rockets, Candles, Bengolas, WHEELS, CRACKERS, TORPEDOES, &c. EXHIBITIONS for CITIES AND TOWNS tarnished at tbelowest prices -—BY WM. ALLEN, Jr., 13 A 13 EXCHANGE STREET. june27dlw WOOD I WOOD I WOOD ! The subscribers has Just received a lot of good NOVA SCOTIA WOOD / and intend to keep constantly on hand the various kinds and quality to offer their customers at the 1 ow est cash price. HEAD UNION WHARF, SIMEON 8mjR.TI.EFF A CO*. Jy2dtf ■ . The Fair Fund. ALL persons who resided In Portland April 23, . 18G6, and still reside here, embraced in the fol lowing classes, are requested to report to George F. Emery at once on any afternoon after 4 o’clock, in order that the list of beneficiaries of this fund may be perfected at once, namely: All widows of persons who died in the Army or Navy during the war—all guardians or orphan cldi dren of such persons—and all widowed mothers of such persons who were dependent upon them for sup port. PerObder. June 29—lw. $3000 REWARD! THE National Village Bank, at Bowdoinbam, was entered on Friday Morning, 22dinst., and about Eight Thousand Dollars in Bills, and Sixty Thousand Dollars in Bonds, taken therefrom. Three Thousand Dollars Reward will be paid for the recovery of the money and Bondi, or a propor tionate sum for a less amount, or two thousand dol lars for the apprehension of the thieves. _ _ N. PUKRINGTON, Prest. Bowdoinbam, June22d, 1866. Jel3d(i Factsworthremetn beriny 11 AJO more Sky-blue heads! No more turning away waurbeat mtande because they smell Sulphur. wiii£smr„ vegetable hair reneWer TOllow^Tt w1n°.d and ?ra/,l'alr PO'fcctly natural (no bald heads , in8 oft at unce > !t onvars cures any disease M-e*l.wltl\a «°°? hoad of hair; it i&grsaszsJvgs&£ quantities.__ June29d3m Annual Meeting* The Annual Meeting of the PLUMER PATENT LAST BOOT AND SHOE COMPANY will bo held in Portland, at the office of Messrs, j. & jjt RAND, No. 123 Middle Street, on Taeaday, the 10th day of July next, At 3 o’clock, P. M. June 30,1866, Jy2dld New Advertisements. QUARTERLY REPORT Of the Condition of the National Traders* Bank, In Portland, in the State of Maine, on the morning ol the First Monday of July, 1866. Db. Notes and Bills discounted.$443,863 18 Suspended Debt... 0 Indebtedness of Directors. 26,900 00 Overdrafts. 13 94 Checks and other cash Items. 7,834 66 Due trom National Banks. 51 941 42 U.S.Bonds deposited with U. S.Treas- ’ urer to secure Circulating Notes. 233,000 00 Other U. S. Securities... 13,600 00 Cash on hand in Circulating Notcs of other National Banks. 5 100 00 Cash on hand in Circulating Notes of State Banks. 000 00 Specie. 0 00 Other Lawful Money, viz:— • LegalTeuder Notes.9 474 Compound Interest Notes...'.46,000 55,474 00 $810,229 19 C£ Capital Stock paid In........$280,000 00 Surplus Fund. 25,000 00 Proflt and , Loss. 13,700 46 Circulating Notes received from Comp „ trailer.$207,960 00 Less amount on hand. 18,600 00 , „ 189,850 00 Individual Deposits .. 315,211 32 Du« National Banks. 1,281 41 State Bank circulation outstanding. 15,886 00 $810,229 00 Joly3 3t EDWARD GOULD. Cashier. QUARTERLY REPORT -OP THE CANAL NATIONAL BANK. or P«rtlaa4, Mr 2$ 1866. LIABILITIES. Capital Stock. $600,000 oo Cfreotatton,.,...;.. 439,680 00 “ State Bank... 31,362 00 Deposits,....".... 525,82106 Dividends unpaid, .:.. 32,320 oo Due to other Banks,. 16,918 31 Proflt and Loss.63,64923 Surplus Fund,........ 66,000 00 - 129,649 23 1,776,210 63 BESOUBCES. Notes and BUIb Discounted. 938,512 87 U. 8. Bonds deposited to se cure Circulation,. 533,000 00 O. 8. Bonde deposited to se oure Deposits,... ... 100,000 00 Other U S. SecmlWsi,... 3,894 81 - 836,89161 Indebtedness oi Directors, 48,823.88. Beal Estate.. 500 00 Cash Items,. 10,032 54 Due from other Banks,. 19,574 44 Circulating Notes of National Banks,. 19,883 17 Legal Tender Notes. 69,813 00 Compound Interest Notes,. 80,000 00 - 149,813 00 » *1,775,210 63 jy3d2t B. C. SOMEBBY, Cashier. Paris Hill Academy! THE FALL TEEM of this Institution will com mence on Wednesday, the 5th day of September, and continue eleven weeks. j. C." IRISH, Preceptor. MissC. B. ANDREWS, Preceptress. • Miss LOTTIE E. HALL, Teacher of Music. A Course or Lectures on various practical subjects will be delivered before the Lyceum connected with the school, by gentlemen of known ability. Board can be obtained at from $2.50 to $3.00 per week. Rooms will be furnished those wishing to board themselves, at reasonable rates. Tuition—Common English, $3.60: Higher Eng lish, $4.00: Languages, $4.50. Bills win be made for either a half or whole term. jytdSt _S. B. CARTER, Seo’y. jjkwrlrv *^PaW Ac.. • CBXAP AT I 'DRESSER’S, WEichangoSt. f Eaton Boarding School, Norridgewock, Me. Fall Term will commence Third Monday la Aufimt. HAMLIN F. EATON, Principal. AMOS H. EATON, Assistant. --, Preceptress. July 2,1866. Jy3iltoSeptl Office Act. Asst. Fro. Mu. Genera], Augusta, Me., Juno 30,1866. fTTHK Office of Act. Aset. Pro. Mar. General, Super. A Intenilent of Volnnteer Recruiting Service and Chief Mustering and Disbursing Officer at Augusta, Maine, will be closed on July 31, 1866. All persons havingbuslness with the office must transact it prior to that date. THOS. C. J. BAILY, Capt. U. S. Army, A. A. P. M. Gen’l. July 3—dlt•. Transportation Money For men of the 12th and 29th MAINE VOLS., Collected by HARMON 8t SAWYER, Portland, July 3—lw 88 Exchange St. Look, Lpok, Look l Buy Your Groceries At F. A. RICKER’S, 32 Portland St., Cor. Portland and Paris. July 3—dlw* $5 REWARD l LOST, a Silver MUG—left in the cars between South Berwick J unction and Portland—marked ‘Francis Cogswell* (and dated but forgotten). Who ever will return the same to the Press Office will re ceive the above reward and no questions asked. jy3dlw»___ Wanted. AGIltL to do the work of a medium sized family, A good cook, and good references indispensable. One answering these requisites can have a pleasant , and permanent siiuatiou on inquiry at this office. July3—d&wtt. Man Wanted. ~ A MAN wanted to do common gardening and farming. Apply to GEO, W. WOODMAN, Si and 66 Middle St July 2,1866. jy3dtf Found A SUM of money In the (hop of Eastman Brothers, 120 Middle Street, which the owner can have by paying for this advertisement. July 3—dit TO FARMERS, &c. WANTED by a thoroughly practical Farmer ao engagement to superintend and assist in having and harvesting. Address “W,” Post Office, Port land, Me. jy3dlw* Wanted. A MAN who can bring good references and is ac quainted in this city, to act as a Life Insurance Agent. A good salary will be paid. Apply to box 466, Portland, Me. jy3dlw* Dbcwned.—The body of Peter Flanderson, a hand employed on the Portland & New York steamers, was found in the dock at Brown’s wharf,, Sunday morning. The deceased was a Norwegian, and had been employed on the ' Franconia, and on Saturday was transferred | to the Chesapeake. It is supposed that in , transferring his dunnage from one steamer to the otb< :r on Saturday afternoon, he slipped from the gangway, and being encumbered with heavy clothing, sunk immediately, unobserved by any oi le. He was missed and bis hat was discovereo’ floating on the water. Search was made for hit n Saturday afternoon and evening, by dragging, hut his body was not found until Sunday momi'ng, wtien it was discovered in the water under the wharf about ten feet from the steamer. It was found feet up, a h eavy pair of india ruh’Der boots holding air enc iugh to keep his feet up while his head was em bed ded in the dock. The deceased wa3 an Industrious and ste ady man, about forty years of age. He leav es a wife and one child in his native land. Coro ner Hall held an inquest, and a verdict w$ .s re turned of death by accidf ;ntal drowning BY TELEGRAPH, TO THE DAILY PRESS. -- Tuesday Mornirg, July 3, 1866. —-- - SEVFN DAYS LATER FROM EUROPE. , . Arrival of Steamships Bremea, City of Boatoa and Cuba. Defeat of the English Ministry Battle between Prussians and Hessians. France Warned by Russia. WAR DECLARED AGAINST AUSTRIA BY ITALY. New York, July 2. Steamship 11 remen, from Southampton 20th, has arrived. Steamships Aleppo and City of Cork arriv ed out on the 19th. In the House of Commons on the 18th, Mr. Cardwell laid upon the table a report or the Jamaiea commission. Debate on the lie form hill continued. The House divided on Lord Dunkellin’s amendment, substituting rateable value for the clear yearly value. The amend ment Was carried against the Government, by 11 votes, viz: 316 ayes, 307 noes. The Great Eastern leaves Medway with the new cable on the 30th inst,, and will com mence laying the cable July 8th. THE GERMAN WAR The Prussians entered Saxony on the 12th. It was rumored that the Saxon army would effect a junction with the Austrians. The King of Saxony has withdrawn into Bohemia. Tho King of Hanover-and the Crown Prince joined the army at Gottengen. Diplomatic relations between Prussia and Bavaria had been broken off. The latter’s Minister had left Berlin. ,, The Prussians occupy Hanover and Casgel. An engagement took place between the Prussians and Hessians near Frankfort. One regiment of Hessians was almost annihilated. The Federal plan of operations is the re conquest of Holstein. Oldensburg and An halt had withdrawn from the confederation. BUSS LA. Gotschakoff states that upon the slightest violation of neutrality by France, Russia will abandon her present neutral attitude. The vanguard of a strong Russian army corps had arrived at Tamagrod. POBTUGAL. The Cortes Is closed. Portugal will observe strict neutrality. FBANCE. The Patrie says the majority of the guaran teeing powers are contrary to Turkish inter vention in the Principalities. France, Eng land and Russia have protested. Berlin, June 19.—Prussia formally declared war against Austria yesterday. The minister of Hesse Darmstadt had been ordered to leave the Prussian capital on account of the seizure of the Prussian telegraph station at Hamburg by Darmstadt soldiers. • At the request of the Prussian government the French government has consented to pro tect Prussian interests in Austria and Ba varia. Eger, Bohemia, June 19.—On Saturday, 2000 Prussians occupied Macbem, two miles from Leipsie, and subsequently Wurzen, Dah len and Rieza. Railroad communications be tween Leipsie and Rieza were destroyed. The Westphalian army corps was stationed at Schkenditz. It is going to the Silesian fron tier. Florence, June 19.—The Italian government formally declared war against Austria yester day. The Italian ministry lias beeu reorgan ized under Ricasoii. The persons attached to the King’s house hold have left Florence to join his Majesty at the camp. It is reported that Cardinal Antnfrielli has resigned, and it was believed he would be suc ceeded by Count Alifieri. Vienna, June 19.—Advices from Bohemia state that the Saxon royal arms have been re moved from all places occupied by the Prus sians, and replaced by Prussian arms. Con siderable contributions bave been levied. Weifee, June 19.—The Austrians commenc ed hostilities yesterday evening. Lateet. London, Tuesday Evening, June 19.—In consequence of the eleven n?^jority against the government. Mr. Gladstone has put him self into communication with the Queen at L'almoral, and the House of Commons was adjourned until Monday. No business was done in Parliament this evening. New Yoke, July 2. The steamship City of Boston arrived up at 2 o'clock. Latest rib Queenstown. London, June 21.—Evening.—The Italian Ger. Cialdini had notified the Austrian com mander at Venetia that hostilities would com mence three days from the 20th. The English Ministerial crisis continues. The Queen is at Balmoral. The resignation of the Minister or dissolution of Parliament is thought inevitable. HALIFAX, N. S., July 2. The steamship Cuba, Capt. Stone, from Liverpool at 4 P. if., June 23d, and Queens town, June 25th, for Boston, via Halifax, ar rived here at 2 o’clock this afternoon, with twenty-eight Halifax and 117 Boston passen gers. The steamship Persia from New York, ar rived out on the afternoon of the 23d. THE CONTINENTAL WAR. No military news of importance has as yet been received. Preparations for the great struggle continue night and day, but the main armies have not yet met. It is slated that the Union States whose levies are congregated at Frankfort, are much discouraged at the aspect of affairs, and great ly disposed to complain that Austria has thrust them into danger before she was able to protect them. It is rumored tnat rsavaria nesiiaies lor uie present to take an active part in the campaign, on the ground that Austria is not ready. The Pall Mall Gazette says, there is a grow ing belief that Austria is resolved to concen trate all her strength in an effort to secure su premacy in Germany, and after such crossing of swords as will satisly her honor, will sur render Venice if the Italians are willing to come to an amicable understanding. The Times speaking of the apparent delay on the part of Austria, observes that the Aus trians no doubt have reasons for their appar ent inactivity. Their generals are able, their troops eager, and their obvious interest would seem to be a successful beginning of the cam paign. The Daily News thinks the inactivity of Austria has been imposed under sagacious counsel. The Prussian troops entered Austrian terri tory near Odensburg, in Upper Silesia, on the night of the 21st. The movements of Gen. Benedek are kept very secret. Nothing more than reconnoisances appear to have been made by the Austrians in Upper Silesia. The Prussians continued to fortify them selves at Dresden. Linden had surrendered to the Prussians. The Vienna papers assert that the Saxon town of Zeittun has been destroyed by the Piussians in consequence of the refusal of the inhabitants to pay war contributions. The Prussians have taken the Elector of Hesse and his Minister of War, prisoners, and sent the latter to the fortress of Minden. The Saxon army has succeeded in joining the Austrians. It is also reported that the nanoverian troops have effected a junction with the Fed eral army corps. The Federal army corps around Frankfort amounted to 60,000. The headquarters of Prince Alexander were about to be transferred to Frankfort. The Oldenburg Minister at the Diet has been recalled, and Mecklenburg was expected to follow. The Federa. council of Switzerland has been officially informed that Italy would com mence war on the 23d. The Austrians have declared Venice and Trieste in a state of seige. The Austrian outposts at Apaizo were at tacked by the Italian volunteers on the 22d.— Several shots were exchanged. It is officially denied at Berlin that Prussia has ordered conscription in the countries they haye entered. THE MINISTERIAL CRISIS. The Times states that the Queen will not return from Scotland until the morning of the 26th, and therefore it is expected that expla nations cannot be given to Parliament until that day. It Is currently believed that the Queen has given the Ministers the optiaa of a dissolution of Parliament. The Times thinks a dissolution possible but improbable. _ The Star thinks the prospect of a dissolu tion clear, and thinks the Queen has not the slightest objection to public meetings in large towns in support of th«Govemment and re form. GREAT BRITAIN. The Globe officially announces the appoint ment of Sir John Peter Grant, ex-Lieutenant Governor ol Bengal, as Governor of Jamaica. The cattle disease has again broken out in Ireland, and the authorities have taken vigor ous measures to again stamp out the infection, lie turns show a large decrease of the disease in England. The shareholders of the consolidated bank have confirmed the arrangements made for re sumption of business. It is intended to re open the bank on the 2d of July, if no legal difficulties prevent. FRANCE. The Paris Constitutlonel points out the pa cific sense of the Emperor’s letter, and says peace has the preference and best wishes of the Emperor. His bbpes must be also on that 8ide,he having positively declared that France would not engage iff the wa#' except under a decisive state ot things. He has grounds to believe that no belligerent will desire to as sume the responsibility of provoking it by creating such a position of affairs. The Paris Bourse on the 22d was firm; Rentes closing on the 22d at 62f 90c. ♦ ITALY. Victor Emmanuel left Florence for the camp on the 21st. He received an enthusiastic ova tion on his way to flic railroad. He arrived at Gremone on the sdrae day. The Italia announces that the King received Kossuth on the 20th. Prince Garriganhad arrived at Florence and assumed the government. He was well re ceived. The declamation of war against Austria caused great rejoicing throughout Italy. The Chamber uf Deputies has adopted by a large majority a bill granting extraordinary financial powers to the Government. The Minister of Marine has given notice of the abolition of the capture of merchant ships of the enemy nt|| carrying contraband of war, Austria having consented to practice reciproc- ! ity in that respect SPAIN. Tbe bill granting extraordinary powers to the Government is not expected to be carried by a majority ot' more than 6 to 6 votes. ■* INDIA. Private telegrams dated Bombay, June 17, have been received. Tbe news of the failure of the Agra Bank was known, but no bad im pression bad been created thereby. Piece goods were in demand and tbe feeling In mercantile circles bad much improved. Ex change 2s 1 l-4d. It is believed that the Council for India has received a telegram of the 20th, and that its advices are extremely favorable. LONDON MONEY MARKET. The on the 22d the bank return exercised a favorable influence on the markets and busi ness was* generally more satisfactory. The discounUdemand was not excessive, the rate remaing at 10 per cent. The reserve notes of the Bank of England bad increased £1,337, 000. Tbe B$nk of Frankfort has reduced its rate of discount to 6 per cent. Latest by telegraph to Queenstown. Queenstown, June 23.—The Italian army crossed Miricico unopposed on tbe 23J. The Prussians left a small garrison at Dres den add advanced to Bohemia without resist ance. A slight collision between the Austrians and Prussians occurred in Silesia as tbe form er retired. • Tbe Vienna JPresse says #ranc.e denies that she ha3 m^a«any agreement with Prussia.— Italy uauiAis full liberty of action. If Austria d6es not jt|6«.ace the existing kingdom of Italy if successful, and does not advance beyond Milan France will not inter fere, but assert 1c the conclusion of a definite treaty of peace, and will ftcfher propose that Italy jjay an iudemlty for Austria’s reunciar tion of the fruits of victory. St. Petersburg advices deny that a move ment of troops has been made, and says that non-intervention continues to be tbe policy of the Russians. A military revolt broke out at Madrid on the 23d. The insolvents furnished the popu lace with arms and threw up barricades. Af ter an obstinate resistance the insurgents sur rendered at discretion. Gen. Prim lias been arrested at Bogonne by tbe French authorities. The London Observer says a motion will be made in the House of Cnnmons expressing confidence in tbe military, and promising a favorable consideration ot the Reform bill at the next session if the Ministers do not an nounce the dissolution of Parliament. FROM MEXICO, Bagdad Abandoned by the Impe rialists. CAPITULATION OF THE OITT OF MATAMORAS. Imperial Troops Embarking under tbe protection ol the United States Flag. G alveston, Texas, July 2. Flake’s Bulletin ex'ra of last evening, says: a dispatch has been received at the headquar ters of Gen. H. S. Wright, in Galveston, from Gen. G. W. Getty, commanding at Browns ville, dated June 24th, P. AI., which states that the right bank of the Rio Grande is now in possession of the Republican forces of the Government of Alexieo. A battle between Escobardo and Alejia on the 10th inst., near Camargo, resulted in the total route of the latter and capture of a train of merchandise. Bagdad was abandoned by the Imperialists on the night of the 18th. The city of Alatamoros capitulated on the 23d, to commissioners appointed by Gen. Car vercga. ~ Gen. Alejia, with the Imperial troops, was embarking between the hours of 3 and 4 P. AI., under protection of the United States flag. The most liberal terms were granted to the Imperialists. The city was given up without bloodsheu, pillage or plunder, and is now un der command of Gen. Jose de la Garcia.— There has been no violation of the neutrality laws. From South Amoriea. New Yobk, July 2. The steamer Northern Light arrived late last night, bringing San Francisco dates of June 10th. Panama advices of June 22d say the Isth mus was perfectly quiet. No news. The rain was plentiful, and trade good. The Central American States were tran quil. There was considerable excitement in Nic aragua, on account of the gold discoveries, and the minesjwere turning out very rich.— The crops generally were a fair average. Business was brisk on the South American coast since the departure of the Spanish, whose destination was unknown. All the re publics were driving away the Spanish resi dents. The U. S. steamers Nyack and Suwanee were at Panama. The commander of the former, L. H. Newman, died at Callao, Alay 31st, of braiu fever. The St. Alarys was io leave Panama on the 23d for San Francisco. Valparaiso is being strongly fortified. Ad miral Pierson of the Powhatan and double ender Watcree, were last heard of near the Straits of Alagdalen. Congress met at Santiago on the 1st ult.— President Perez’s message was received with hisses and derision. A revolution is awaiting a favorable opportunity to burst forth among the Chilians. Death of Senator Dane• Washington, July 2> Representative Clark, of Kansas, received a telegram from Leavenworth dated to-day, sky ing Senator James H. Lane shot himself through the head last night. The surgeons say he cannot recover. This information soon became known in both Houses of Congress and excites much comment. A second dispatch to Representative Clark says that Senator Lane died at 0 o’clock this morning. • New Yobk, July 2. A special dispatch to the Times from Leav enworth, says the cause as assigned for Sena tor Lane’s suicide was the fear of exposure and expulsion from the Senate. XXXIX CONGRESS—1st Session. Washington, July 2. ,, SENATE. Mr. Harris, from the committee of confer ence on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the resolution for the representa tion of the United States at the Paris Exposi tion, reported that the committee had struck out the words, “In coin,” alter the amounts appropriated, and thus amended, the resolu tion goes to the President. The Niagara Ship Canal bill was postponed without discussion until-to-morrow. The special committee dh the condition of the Mississippi levees reported a bill making appropriations for repairs. The Secretary of the Treasury in a com munication states that he was informed that Thomas Elmore, Collector of Mobile, had al ways been opposed to the rebellion from the start. Hills were passed to inquire into the title of certain lands in Benecia, and to pay volun teers called out at Cincinnati to repei Kirby Smith’s invasion. Mr. Wilson made a report from the confer ence committee on the Freedmen’s Burea bill, which was agreed to and the bill goes to the President. The report of the conference committee on the Freedmen’s Bureau bill sustains the Senate proposition relative to South Carolina lands. Some debate took place on the bill relieving the San Francisoo and China Steamship Coin ■ pany from stopping at Honolulu-, but without taking action on the bill the Senate went into executive session. Adjourned. HOUSE. A resolution was passed reciting certain out rages committed upon the citizens of Maine in Georgia, and calling on the President 1o in form the House if the personal rights of citi zens are sufficiently protected in all the States, and if lurther legislation is necessary to give him sufficient power to protect all local citi zens in all the States. A resolution was passed appointing a joint committee to inquire into the expenditures of all civil service of the Government, and report such retrenchments in-salaries and offices as may be deemed necessary. A resolution proposing to give belligerent rights to the Fenians was rejected. The select committee on the liosseau-Grin nell affair made a report which was ordered to be printed. The first resolution expels Mr. Bosseau, afld the second reprimands Mr. Grin ned for a violation of the rules of debate. The minority report of the committee offers as a substitute for the first resolution one directing Mr. Bosseau to be publicly reprimanded by the Speaker at the bar of the' House. Mr. Francis Thomas made a long speech rel ative to the duty on imported coal, and the Committee rose having disposed of less than a page of the bill. Mr. Banks introduced a bill establishing conditions tor the admission of the States of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Canada East and Canada West, and for the organization of territorial government for Newfoundland, Prince Edward’s Island and Columbia. Bead twice and referred to the Committee on For eign Affairs. Mr. Cook reported a bill amendatory of the habeas corpus act of May 11,1800. Ordered to be printed and recommitted. Adjourned. Washington Correspondence. New York, July 2. Special dispatches to the morning papers says It is almost certain that Congress will not take a recess lor the Fourth, the W estem mem bers opposing the proposition. Secretary Fessenden, in December, 1S64,es timated the receipts for customs tor the fiscal year ending last Saturday at $70,000,000; whereas they have actually exceeded $170, 000,000. His total estimates for revenue were about $150,000,000 below the actual receipts. From Washington. Washington, July 2. The latest accounts are that Senator Lane is still alive, but there are no hopes of his recov ery. The Republican Senators held a caucus this morning, with a view to arrange the public business before fixing the time lor the adjourn ment of the session. Horrible -Outrage. Augusta, Ga., July 2. Tbe Savannah Herald of this morning says a froedman arrested to Macon for the murder of a woman in Wilkinson county, was brought back to the scene of the outrage, and after mutilation of portions of his body, he was bound to a tree surrounded by faggots and burned. Improvement of the Saco River. [From the Biddeford Journal, Jane 28.] The citizens of Saco and Biddeford and all persons interested in the navigation and im provement of Saco River are under deep obli fation to Hon. John Lynch, M. C. irom this listrict, tor his earnest, judicious and success ful efforts to secure this appropriation; iii this as in all other matters, he has labored efficient ly to advance the wishes and interests of his constituents. The River and Harbor Bill bad passed the House (without the item in which we are principally interested) before our pe titions were received for presentation, but, at the request of Mr. Lyneh, Senator Morrill re ported this C$40,000 lor our river) as a Senate amendment to the bill. Our Senators, Messrs. Fessenden and Morrill, as well as the Repre sentatives from Maine, have aided in the pas sage of this appropriation; to Mr. Morrill, we are indebted for its passage through the Sen ate; it has, however, been especially the care of Mr. Lynch, as representing this District, to watch after and urge on its uroszress. We are not aware that the official report in the Congressional Globe will show that Mr. Lynch did anything more than to record his silent vote in favor of the appropriation; but he did in fact do very much more. This is the only appropriation contained in the River and Harbor Bill not based upon & survey and recommendation ot tbe War Department; the Coast Survey have nothing to do with these appropriations, and Mr. Chandlerof Michigan, Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, refused to allow any amendment to the bill, other than this one of ours, to be made unless based upon the recommendation of the War Department. Had Mr. Lynch chosen to make and frank to the citizens of Saco and Biddeforda rhetor ical, oratorical, high-sounding, higk-falutin speech in iavor of this amendment, taking oc casion to pass a glowing eulogy upon his na tive State and her hardy seamen, and upon the part she had borne in the late war, &c., making invidious comparisons with other States, he could have very easily defeated the appropriation; tbe people of these towns might, in that event, have been entertained with the elaborate oration of “our member” but they would also have had the satisfaction of knowing that it killed the very measure it assumed to advocate. Mr. Lynch had faith in the conclusion of Solomon’s experience, that “there is a time to keep silence” as well as “a time to speak,” and by unostentatious but persistent and well di rected efforts he has secured for us this appro priation. This District never had, nor could it ask, a more faithful, efficient and capable representative in Congress than Mr. Lynch. political! —The Leavenworth Bulletin places at tho head of its editorial columus tbe following ticket : “For President in 1866 — Ulysses S. Grant For Vice President—A man we cau trust” _ —SchenckAnd Sbcllabarger have been re nominated, as they deserve, in the Third and Seventh Congressional Districts of Ohio. —The Argus, with characteristic grace and urbanity, calls the Hon. A. G. Jewett, an “old political rip.” That must bo discouraging to the .correspondents who have recently been preaching through the columns of tho Argue, in favor of a campaign without offensive per sonalities. —“Perley” telegraphs from Washington to the Boston Journal, that “The policy men in Maine assert that they can defeat Mr. Lynch in the Portland District if Bion Bradbury can be made Collector.” The name of Bion Iiradbury shows who the “policy” meu are in Maine—tbe straight-out Copperheads with perhaps a slight infusion of Democrats, but without a single Republican. And that’s all that paragraph is worth. Mr. Bradbury is about as likely to be made (lollector as Mr. Lynch is to be defeated, or as Mr. Bradbury’s Greek namesake Is to rise from the dead and sing a comic song in City Hall to-morrow. BUSINESS NOTICES. Self Betbayeu.—The little clique ol dentists who would lain disparage the Sozodont, betray, by tbeir own foolish fretl'ulnoss, the faol that the preservative properties ol this pure Vegetable Antiseptic aro its real offence. It interferes with business interests; that’s all. Lost.—Between till* city and Bride’s Bridge, West brook, Sunday morning, a lady's mourning cuff and cuff pin. The tinder will be suitably rewarded by leaving it at this office. PORTLAND AND VICINITY. New Adrerii*emeats To-Dar Wanted—Insurance Agent. Man Wanted. Jewelry—Dresser. Paris Hill Academy. Olfice of Act. Asst. Provost Mar. General. Quarter y Report ot the National Traders’ Bank. Groceries—F. A. Ricker. Quarterly Report of the Canal National Bank. $5 Reward. To Farmers, &c. Transportal ion Money—Harmon & Sawyer. Wanted—Girl. Found—Money. Raton Boaruuig School. SPECIAL NOTICE COLUMN. Boot, and Shoe»-T.E. Moeeley & Co. Madame Key's Corset Skirt Supporter. Important Trade Mark case in Canada. For the Prett, Fourth of July— Route of Procession of the Antiques and Horribles. The Commander-in-chief, with the consent of hi, aids, announce, the following a, “the way they shall go” on the morning of the glorious Fourth. The procession will form In Market Square at 8 o’clock with the right leaning against the Preble Housewhere the left of the procession will come It is impossible to determine—hut it Is hoped that It will be found during the day. The following will be strictly followed ss the route: From Market Square up Congress street to Pina —up Pine to Brackett—down Brackett to Danforth— down Danforth to State—up State to Congress — down Congress to Park—down Park to Pleasant down Pleasant to High—up High to Free—down Free and Middle to India—up India to Federal—up Fed eral to Elm—down Elm to Cumberland—down Cum berland to Washington—up Washington to Congress —up Congress to Market Square. It is probable that very many lunny things will be noticed in this display, bat it Is hoped that people from the country will not exhibit undue merriment as it might Lund to disconcert some of the actors and thus produce a bad effect. This training Is expected to eclipse anything of the kind ever witnessed In the Forest city.’ Commencement at Westbrook.—The literary commencement exercises at Westbrook Seminary, opened last evening at the Chapel. The examina tion of the graduating class, concluded yesterday af ternoon, was very thorough. The class consisted of ten young men oml fourteen young ladles, and their exercises will bo given this morning, beginning at o’clock, consisting of essays and orations. An original poem Is to be given by a young lady. It will be an occasion well worth attending. The Address last evening by Bev. J. G. Adams of Lowell. Mass., was a sound and Interesting produc tion. Our limits absolutely forbid any extended re port of it, such as we should Hke to give, bat we will simply state the suit) nut and divisions of It and leave to he Interred from the character of the orator, how well it was treated—” The Essentials of Li* ’’—sim plicity—sincerity—sell reliance— cheerfulness — sell sacrifice and trustfulness. The Poem by Miss Julia G. Qulnby of Westbrook, was an original adaptation of the beautiful legend of St. Christopher, in which the lesson of truthlUl and self sacrificing labor was enforced In the spirit and example of the Master. The music by Miss Starblrd ot this city, teacher in the Seminary, and others, was good. To-day Chandler furnishes the mnslc. * Attempt at Highway Robbiby.—Last evening as Mr. Raymond, ot Saccarappa, was driving to this city, and when in the hollow on the old Saocarappa road beyond the Deering farm, a fellow sprang Into the road, stopped the horse, and presenting a pistol demanded of Mr. Raymond his money. “Certain ly,” replied Mr. R , and, while appearing to be tumb ling tor it, be seized the heavy leaden weight in the bottom cf his wagon and hurled it at the robber, hit ting and staggering him. Mr. Raymond then Jump ed out of his wagon and seized the lellow, who snap ped hia pistol at him, but it did not explode. The robber then drew a knife, but bring (lightened by a carriage which was approaching, broke away from Mr. Raymond and nude his escape. The horse of Mr. Raymond in the meantime had started off to ward this city, and Mr. R. came here to see if he could find his team. This la a bold act for a robber in these parts, but he got hold of the wrong man when he tackled Mr. Ray mond. Tehpebakce Celeb batiok.—The temperance celebration at Saco river under the auspices ot Arca na Lodge, on Thursday next, promises to be a com plete success. The committee having the affhir in charge, arc Indefatigable in their frxerttoni for the comfort and pleasure of the crowd that la snre to at tend, and bo hotter opportunity win be afforded to recover from the IhUgues of the “ever glorious Fourth,” than by this excursion. Mo pleasanter place tor such an oooaa on aanbs found la tha State; the beautiful scenery and oool breuses, peculiar to that locality, being in themselves an equivalent for the time and money expended in the trip. In addi tion to this and tho usual amusements which have been provided for by the committee, temperance ad dresses will be delivered by the Rev. E. C. Bolles ot this city, C. A. Stackpole, Fsq. of Gorham, and oth ers, the announcement ot whose names Is sufficient to secure a large attendance on the part of tb# friends of temperance in Cumberland County. CITY AFFAIRS. The regular monthly meeting of the City Couneil was held Monday evening, July 2d. IX BOARD OF KAYOH ASD ALDXKMXX. Oliver M. Mash, Wesley Jones, Wlnthrop 8. Jor dan, Winslow Hall, Alexander Edmunds, James Noyes, Joseph L. Dunning and Jehu P. Shaw, were drawn as traverse J urors for the criminal term of the Supreme Judicial Court to be held on the last Tues day of July. The Jurors are to come in August 7th. Owing to some difficulty In the gas pipes there was no light in the room except what was reflected trom two or three kerosene lamps. The reporters being unable to make any record of the proceedings were obliged to adjourn. Some of the Bowdoinham Bank Papers Found.—Yesterday morning a lad found in a eulvert at the comer of Spring and May streets, one of the pocket books or portmanteaus stolen from the Bow doinham Bank, containing a bond fbr $259. Some other papers and a number of bank bills stamped counterfeit. How it came there, or by whom placed, is left to conjecture. BAse Ball.—A match game of base ball was played at Saccarappa last Saturday afternoon, by the “Sebascons” of Gorham and the “Pioneers” of Sac carappa, resulting in the defeat of the Pioneers by eight runs; tfeey making hut thirty-two runs to the Sebascons forty runs. S. Hatch acted as Umpire, H. W. Pike as Scorer tor Sebascons, and Wm. Warren for Pioneers. Circus and Menagerie —The grand entry of G. F. Bailey & Co.'s Quadruple Combination of Cir cus and Menagerie will be made at 10 o’clock, this morning. The exhibition will take place on the promenade, near the Arsenal at 2 and 7 o'clock.— To-morrow there will be three exhibitions, the first one at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, Everybody will go to sec this gTeat show. Mission School. — Another Mission Sunday School was commenced on last Sunday afternoon at the Vaughan street school house. Quite a large number ot scholars were present, and the movernct will be successful no doubt. This work is to be car ried on under the auspices of the Free Street Bap tist Church and Society. For tiie Islands.—The steamer Casco will make an excursion among the islands to-morrow, leaving Custom House wharf at 3 o’clock P. M., and return ing at half past 5. Tickets for the trip 20 cents.— Those wishing to escape Iho noise and heat of the day and view the islands in the harbor, will find this a pleasant trip. Watch Recovered.—Joseph Robbins stole a watch jn Belfast and came to this city and disposed oi it. Yesterday an officer from Belfast came up with Robbing, he having been arrested In that city, and recovered the watch from the person to whom it had been sold. The officer returned to Belfast wtih his prisoner last night. Injured dy a Horse.—Mr. George B. Gordon while attending to one ot bis horses at his stable, on Federal street last Sunday, was seriously injured by the animal’s kicking him in the lace. His nose and the front part of his lace were badly injured. He was taken to his residence and surgical aid administered, and is now supposed to be out of danger. Base Ball.—The match gamo between the Lowell and Eon Ba«*e Ball Clubs will take place July 4th, at 2 o’clock, on the Camp Berry grounds. A convey ance will leave the Uni tad States Hotel tor the grounds every half hour from 1 o’clock to 3 o’clock. Fare out and back fifty cents. Look out Boys.—We are requested by the City Marshal to state that all persons found firing guns, pistols, or crackers before 12 o’clock to-night, will be arrested and taken to the lock-up. An extra force of police has been appointed fbr duty to-night and to-morrow. -% Arrest.—Officer Herts arrested a woman yester day, na mod Margaret McDermot, tor taking a piece of boef from Mr. Leighton’s market. She was taken ; to the lock-up. Militia.—The Major Gen. Commanding Militia has laid out his procession os follows: Down Congress to India, India to Middle, Middle, Free and Congress to State, State (where Co. Qvlil piss In review (to Denlorth, Danlbrth to Park Ptrk to Spring, Spring to High, High to Congreea Square closing with a grand d . ess parade In the Square. ' Fourth of Jolt.—The Banks In this city will bo closed to-morrow. Paper maturing on the 4th abould be paid to-day. * The Custom House will be closed on the 4th. Tile Postofflce will be open at the usual holiday hours. * Cokcbetk Pavement.—Mr. R. K. Oatley of Con cord, N. H., by permission of the Committee on streets, is laying a small piece of concrete pavement mElm street, In order to show the merit, of the Auction.--The plated silver ware at Patten's mutt be sold this afternoon at 3 o’clock, and cloeed up w# dropped in there a moment yesterday, and saw goods knocked off at an awful sacrifice. Thb Alumnae of the High School are requested to meet at the High School building this afternoon at 9 o’clock. A AtU attendance is desired. THB STATJd. —The Bangor Whig learns that Mr. Amos Oulliver of that city met with a very serious accident at the mills in Vcaxie last Friday. He was engaged ia “edging" boards with a circular saw, when a board was caught by the saw and thrown violently against hia body, breaking one of his legs below the knee, beaides it.ni.. ting some other injuries. —Hoa. Sidney Perham has thrown the ap pointmont of midshipman from the Second District open to competition. Candidates for appointment will he examined at Auburn on the 11th of July. — The Maine Farmer says that Dr. O. N. Bradbury, late Surgeon in charge of the Cony Hospital Augusta, has resigned its care. The hospital, which at present contains only twelve or fifteen patiente, is now under the manage ment of Dr. Harvey A. Brown, a surgeon in the regular army. It will be kept open until the 29th Begiment now on its way to Maine and th’ 10th Begiment, now on duty at some point in South Carolina—the only remaining Maine organizations in the field —are finally discharged; when it will he discontinued. —The currant worm is reported as commit ting great depredations throughout the state -The store of Mr. N. O. HeUenbrand of Old town was entered by a burglar on Friday night last. The barking of a dog which had been left in the store awoke the owner who with his neigh^s hastened to the place in time to pre vent the carrying off of any of the goods. The thief who was concealed under the oounter made a dash through a window and escaped ’ -The Houlton Times and the Skowhegan Clarion have each a mammoth egg story The Somerset specimen of which friend Moses boasts measures 7 3-4 by 61-2 inches and weighs a quarter of a pound; but Aroosto6k hears off the palm for an egg which weighs five ounces, and measures 8 inches one way by 7 the other. Steamboat Communication between Port land and The following passages from a letter ad dressed by Mr. Brydges, Managing Director of the Grand Trunk railway, to the Presidents of various Canadian Boards of Trade, will be of interest to Portland readers. The letter is printed in the Toronto Globe: A very considerable traffic can, if proper means are used, be carried out between Cana da an- tlte other Provinces,—to be, of course, very considerably enlarged as soon as their Confederation is actually accomplished. One great difficulty which has hitherto ex- « isted in regard to the developmentof this trade has been the want of proper means of commu nication; and it is quite evident no large amount of trade can be secured until this want is supplied. Obviously the most important means of communication, and the one calculated to de velop^ the trade to the largest possible extent, would be tha construction of a line of railway connecting all parts of Canada with the vaii ous Provinces; but as it is impossible fora considerable time to come, to gat that into jvactical operation, it becomes necessary in themeantime to adopt other modpa of convey - The principal ports of the Lower Provinces which receive the largest amounts in imports are in New Brunswick, St John; in Nova’ Scotia, Haliftut; in Prince Edwards Island Charlottetown; and in Newfoundland, St. Johns. The securing, therefore, of direct rap id means of communication between Canada and those points will have the effect, until such time as the railway la completed, of sup plying a want without which trade cannot be properly developed. I am so satisfied of the trade which can be developed to those plaees if the means of com munication were supplied, that I have al ready made arrangements with an existing line of steamers running between Portland and St John,to carry traffic from all points on the line of the Grand Trunk Railway to St. John, New Brunswick. I am also now completing arrangements for putting on, during the month ot September next, steamers to run between Portland and Halifax, which it is intended shall ran contin uously throughout the year, forming at first a weekly line, to be increased as the extent of the trade may render necessary. .New urunswick, from its position, and the tact that the city of St. John takes the hugest amount of importations, must, until the rail way is built, be served in the way I have nam ed. via.: by the way of Portland; and, in my opinion, this must be the ease in regard to Halifax also. The length of time occupied by the Gulf route is considerable, and, of course, is only available for less than seven months in the year. During the latter part of the sea son, when the largest amount of produce seeks" conveyance, the difficulty of navigating the Gulf is the greatest, and the rates ot insurance become so high as to make a considerable ad dition to the cost of transportation. Another reason also operates in the same way. The meicbante ctf the lower ports, ow ing to the necessity of getting in their supplies ascertain se; s its of the yaar, have been c im pelled to lock up a considerable amount of capital, by having always large stock on hand at certain periods ot the year, The necessity for this will, of course, no longer exist as soon as constant means of communication are supplied, enabling mer chants to order what they want by telegraph at short notice, and thus avoiding the loss by storage and other contingencies which are necessitated when large stocks have to be kept on hand. Prince Edwards Island will probably be main ly supplied, so far as they draw their supplies from Canada, by water from Quebec and Montreal; but Newfoundland, from its prox imity to Halifax, will in ail probability, to a large extent at any rate, be supplied in future from that place. Nearly the whole of the flour, imported in to New Brunswick wiU, until the Intercolo nial Kailway is completed, of necessity iiml its way into the Province by the Bay of'Fundy. As I have already stated, I have completed ar rangements with steamers running between Portland and St John, by which floor from all parts of Canada can be sent on through blUs-ot-lading to St John; the shipper at any station on the line of the Grand Trunk Rail way having no necessity to look alter the transfer at Portland, that being done, as well as the Customs business, by the officers of the company. St Andrews and St Stephens will also be supplied from Portland by milling ves. sets, which can always be obtained without difficulty, and through bllls-of lading will be given to those places also. To facilitate these arrangements, I have, as already explained, effected arrangements in regard to steamer communication between Portland and St John. At the latter place I have appointed an agent, who will attend to ail business arising in that place and in New Brunswick generally, and to whom all proper ty may be consigned. The steamers I have mentioned will he placed also upon the line between Portland and Halifax as early as pos sible in the month of September. An agent has been appointed at Halifax, who will at tend to the business in Nova Scotia generally, and also to the trade, which, no doubt, can be cultivated from that city with Newfound land. There Is, of oonrse, in addition to the ques tion of flour, much trade hitherto carried on by the Lower Provinces to a very large extent with the United States, which by proper ar rangements, con be diverted in the direction of Canada, to the advantage ot both buyer* and sellers.