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... . . Established June US, ISeg. Tel. i._PORTLAND, TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 14, 1866. _^rmsEigHtp^,^.annum.inadeance THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS is published everyday, (Sunday excepted,) at No. 1 Printers’ Exchange,Commercial Street, Portland, by N. A. FOSTER, Proprietor. Terms Eight Dollar? a year in advance. the MAINE STATE PRESS, Is published atthe same place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a >ea , availably In advance. Kates of Advertising.—One mchoi space, in lenptii ol column, constitute “s jnnre. $1.50 per square daily first week. C™ntinu week alter; three insertions, or 1““.® Vent/ Inc every other day after fin!.wee-k, 0 • one - Halt square, three insertions or lu , week, St.00; 50 cents per week mniare Under head of “Amusements, *2J>0 n« r squate perweek: three insertions or lcss.Sl.uO. VdverMsoments inserted in the MAINE STATE Piipss” (which has a large circulation m every par cLtolfor 81.00 per square tor first insertion and 50cents per square for each subsequent inscr liou. _ _ WANTED. WA NT El), Thirty Experienced Book Folders aud Book Sewers, Also two plod Cloth Flnikhcm nt Sanborn, Parker d- Fields, muglSlwd 30 Hanover Street, lio-Hon, Wanted. AP.OY ahont ID years of ago, one who has a taste for Machinery and a good education preferred. Must ho Quick amt accurate at figures as well as a pood penman. A right smart bay. who is wilting to work, can address in own hand writing I). F. GEOKOE 57 liromfiold Stroct auglCisCt* Boston, Mass Wanted, Wanted. MALE and fcmalo litdncrs, carpenters, masons. truckmen farmers, clerks and laborers in every capacity; also girls to work in stores, offices end in private families; also 100agents, male and female, in a very pleasant and paying busims-. Apply at the General Agency Employmen; Ofllce, Commercial St., opp. Boston Kailway Depot. Portland. Mo. Aug lo, 1660. auglldlw* Siore Wanted, IN a good loealior., suitable for a Yariofy Store Address. .T. NEWMAN, angll—St* Best Quite. WANTED. To Oikabiril Nnlilrir. nuil olhrrs cceliing Employment. ttte desire In employ three or four intelligent VV aud respeefabie men in obtaining risks Ibr (lie V. S. CaswaHv insurance Oimjianu. The business is easily learned and prosocnicd, and will afford excellent remuneration to any person willing to work industriously. ELM0T& MANNING, General Sfaio A golds. Ofllcr nt IVInrr Rrofhrrs' Nlorr, jySOed 161 Middle St., Portland. Wanted. A GOOD sccnml-liaii'l lIANDI*liES.S;sizcofl>lal . ton about 23x35. Address, •ugStr N. A. COSTER, 1‘orllaml, Me. Notice. ODD CIDER is wanted and will be received in small quantities as well as larger quantities, and cash paid at No. 25 Commercial Street. April 18. 18GG.—eltf_ PERMANENT and profltablc employment. Agents Wanted to canvas tlto tor W. ,T. Holland’s papu lar publications. Agents are making fiom.85 to $10 per iluv. Apply to W. S. COOKE, j ntt— No. 241 Congress St. Vessels Wanted. To load Lumber am! Laths at St. John. N. B. for Philadelphia and Baltimore, ami Deals fur Europe, Also vessels want gc2Si^od loti eight Coal from Lingan, Cowbay, ^ and other Nova Scotian ports to New York, and other porks. Also vessels to take lum ber at Bangor for Baltimore, Philadelphia, Prov idence. &c. Apply to LITTLEJOHN & CHASE, No. 3 Moulton St., opposite Head ol Long Wharf. May 30,1SG6— dtl _ Flour Barrels Wanted. FLOUR Barrels suitable for Sugar, for which cash and the highest price will be paid by LYNCH, BARKER & CO., j uly2tf 139 Commercial si reet. "t t7AJVT E 1>.—A faithful, experienced woman to V V take charge of work in a large boarding house. Address Boarding House, care cl* ‘-Daily Press. julvGl—dlw BOA It P AND ROOItlS*" BO A SC IK nt the Sea Wide. Largo, airy rooms, and genteel board, furnished by the subscriber at his residence, which ia pleasantly situa cd on Peak’s Isla id, Portland harbor, and is one mile North-East Irom the steamer landing. Baggage taken free to and from the hou e and landing. Good facilities for b t ing, boating, 4-c. Charges moder a c. Address Robert F. Skillings, care of Geo. Trefethen. Portland, Me. j\27-d3w BOARD for families. Three or lour small families con bo accommodated at the While House, We tbroolc, three or four minutes walk from the Cumberland Mills Repot. Good airy rooms provided. J. P. MrLLElt. P.opnctor. j a 123 tf_ Looms (o Lei. Residents of or visitors in Portland, can obtain rooms at reasonable prices at Lire OTTAWA HOUSE, on Cushing’s Island. GEORGE ALLEN. Proprietor. Portland. July 7. UCC.JyOtf Boarding. A SUIT o! pleasant, frout rooms, with board to let at 77 Free St. Respectable transient boarders acc mmouated. aug9—lw# _ Lodging?. ONE or two gentlemen can be accommodated with a nice furnished room, lighted by gas. A no*c wi ll real name will receive attention, if directed to “S,” box 2128 post ofllce. Aug?-— lw HOTELS AMEIilCAX HOUSE. * The subscriber, lately proprietor of the American House, whicM was destroyed in the great tire, begs to announce to his old friends and patrons that he has leased the m _ commodious building on the comer of Mid dle and India Streets, Portland, has refitted and re furnished it throughout, und will open it for the ac commodation of the public, TUFhDAY, AlUUST 7th. The row establishment will also l>c known as the American House; and the proprietor solicits a renew al of the public patronage so libcmily accorded him at his old stand. \VM. M. LEWIS. August Kb. 1806._tHftn Ottawa House. Parties visiting Cue!dug’a Island during It lie Summer, can be accommodated at the <• M, Jottawf Home with Refreshments such as il353i','ca> Coffee. Milk, Ice-Cream, Cake. Pies and Fish Chowder; and every attention possible will l>e shown them, to mal e their visit pleasant and _ agreeable. _ GEORGE ALLEN, Proprietor. Portland, July 2d, ISHfi._ Winlhrop House, WIN Timor, MAINE, E. STANTON. - - Proprietor. A Steamboat, with Barges* Sail and Row r.JAL1* Boats, will be in readiness to convey Fisli flSffliBinp Parties,Excursions and Parties of Pleas iJ25U|ure to and from the Island House and Fish ing Grounds on ANN ABESCOOIv LAKE, during the pleasure season. The lake abounds in Pickerel and White Perch, and for beauty of scenery cannot be equaled in the St ate. Chowders and o her refreshments will be served on the Island. j£y*SminerBoardcrscan be accommodated with pleasant rooms at moderate rates. junel8dfiw# Mount Zircon House, Milton Plantation, Oxford County,.MAINE. p-ft-rfr. This House is situated 12 miles from Bry ant’s Pond Station, Grand Trunk Railway. Saslong been known as the location ol the celebrated Mount Zircon Mineral Spring, the medicinal quail tics ol which are unsurpassed. 0T Fine Mountain Scenery and beautiful drives. Connected with tlio house is a fine Stable, Bowling Alleys, &c. Daily Coach from Bryant’s Pond Station. MOSES M. THOMPSON, »T une 23—d2m Propriety. ATLANTIC HOUSE! SCARBOKO BEACH. This beautiful Summer Resort Is now 'open tor the reception ot permant boarders, ll.j<W*Mand presents unequaled attractions for those seeking a quiet abiding place for the season. Bathing and fishing privileges uncquale l upon tlio coast ot Maine. GUNNISON <S: CO. Tost Office aldross “0.\k Hill. Maine.” 1*. S.—House positively closed to transient com pany on the Sabbath augl d4w NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. THE LARGEST STOCK OF READY-MADE CLOTHING! And Furnishing Goods, AT THE CHEAPEST PRICES, IS AT ^DURAN’S Clothing Emporium! 170 Fore Street, opp. Foot of Exchange St., UNDER MERCHANTS’ BANK. WEsem^J;t’teT^WPMC^6t0wr^a«cnAI!GE STOtK’ NEW and 11:ES11' wh’ch « ™ A Good All-Wool Coat for - $10,00 Good All-Wool Pants and Vests, - - 10,00 A Good pr. Pants, - 3,50 A Good Coal, ------ 5 OO Good Pants and Vest, - - - 7,00 A Fine Boy’s Coat, ------ 4,00 A Fine all-wool Gray Mellon Shirt, - 2.00 A “ “ Bed at* . . - !'75 Under-Shirts and Drawers, - ,gg each taS&JM’HSn^a™" 0rmU* ond Jump«r8-,n aU «"**: “ft?fOT Insurance Notice. The undersigned desire In give notice to their i fncuds and the public, that they have been appointed Agents tor Portland of the I Commerce Ins. Co., of Albany, N. Y, Capital and Surplus $420,000.00, winch they confidently recommend to their patrons, ns safe and reliable. They also continue to Insure In the Holyoke Mut. Fire Ins. Co., of Salem, Mass. which Company so promptly paid all its losses sus tained bv the recent lire in this city. Insurance eti'ccted on all classes of property, at current rates. E. WEBSTER & Son, INSURANCE AGENTS, No. 9 & 10 SOUTH STREET, Portland, Maine. auglltf War Department, Surgi:on General's Office AVashiugton D. C. Aug 10th. 18fC. ADVERTISEMENT. An Army Medical Board, to consist of Brevet Col. J. B. Brown. Surgeon U. S. A.. President. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel H. R. AVirte. Surgeou U. S. A., Brevet Lieut Colonel Anthony Heger, Surgeon U. S. A., and Brevet Major Warren Webster. Assistant Surgeon. U. S. A.. Recorder, will meet in New York City on the 20:11 of September, next, for the examina tion of canilidatea for admission into the Medical Stall' of tho U. S. Army. An'bean hs must1)6 over 21 years of age. uiul-p*;i\*si eally sound. Applications for an invitatiou to appear before the Board should be addressed to ilie Surgeon General, U. S. A., and must state the full v.r.mc. residence, and date and place of birth of the. candidate. Testimo nials as to character ami qualiiicattons must lie fur nished. If the applicant has been in tho Medical Service of the Army during the war, the fact should bo stated, together with bis former rank, and the time and place of service, and testimonials from the orticers with whom he has served should also l>c for warded. No allowance Is made for the expenses of persons undergoing the examination, ns it is an indispensable prerequisite to appointment. There arc at present sixt y vacancies in the Medical Start', torty-six of which are original, being created by|ihe Act of Congress, approved. July 26th. lfcGC. JUS. K. BARNES, aug 14—ClawtocHS Surgeon General, U. S. A. FOR SAFE! A STONE Lot on Middle Street near the corner of Exchange. with lot in rear of above, in all. about -feet or land together with tho cellar, stoucand brick on same. A Lot of laud on the east side of India Street, C2$ loot on In ilia hv 23C feet deep. Also a Lot of land on west side of India street 1C9 feet on India, by 102$ dorp. Also a Lot oflaml on Fore Street, 12$ feet by CO. For terms of sale, call on R. O. CONANI> 153 Commercial Street, or H. M. PAYSON, augll—dtscpl '* Foot of Exchange Strci t. Ready for Business Again! CHARLES W. LUCY, Manufacturer of Cake,Pastry & Confectionery No. 364 Congress Street. HAVING lost everything l>y the great lire. I have leased the store as above, and have spared no ex pense in fitting it up. and am now ready to supply lay old customers and as many new ones as would ! like to help a sutt'ercr, with the choicest articles to be lijid In a lirst class Confectionery Establishment. EST* Special attention given to manufacturing Wedding Cake. U m»gl4 SUMMER RETREAT! south sinn of rn.vK’s island. HENRY M. BRACKETT, PROPRIETOR. Open fur Genteel Boarders—three miles from Portland, Mo., within thirty rods of the ocean—with good opportunities fur E filling, Sea Hashing, and water excursions. The steamer Gazelle leaves Burnham’s . ’ortland, four times daily for this island. __ aug!4 dfit* THE Directors of the Maine Mutual Fire Insurance Company have made their thirtieth assessment neon tlio notes of the company, to pay the losses and incidental expenses in full for the lirst class, and have commit till the bills me to colled. The members arc requested to pay tlicir respective assessments to mo. at Gorham, or to some agent au thorized by me to receive it. within thirty da\s. DANIEL C. EMERY.* Collector. Gorham. Aug. 1-!, lt-XO. tllf&wiiw IVA NT ED ! A FEW' LOCAL AGENTS FOE A NEW ARTICLE. NO RISK. Audreys G. H. HUBER, aagUd3t*P. O. Clothing Cleansed ! C^LOTIIING of all kinds cleansed and repaired, ^piomptly and in good style, by C’hnfl. If. Mahoney, No. ’i.1 Smith Street. Orders or goods may be left at the store of Marr I Brothers, corner of Middle and Federal streets, j ougUeodlw* To be Leased for a Term of Years. ! T^E valuable lot of land Corner of Exchange and j Middle Streets, occupied before the tire by 11 io j well known Fnx Block. Inquire of Patterson & i Chadbonme, dealers in Real Estate, or of , „ WILLIAM O. FOX. augll dtf_At 1C?i Middle St. House or Tenement Wanted. TTTANTED to ren. a house or part of a bouse for \ V a email family. Address MR. HUBBARD, augl kllw Care of J. B. Brown & Sons. For Sale, A Two horse OiloricEu^c, ill goc,.)or.lor. Price TV o jt) S. WALKER, aug 14 ’ dCw* JVC Harrison Avenue, Boston. W. II. II. HATCH, W*i t oil Mal:er. ( “"gl4 May bo found at 27 Freo Street. d3w Wanted, lirst class Bool men. anil two tirst class Cob O liters, at. No. 111 Federal Street. B. II. JONES. August 14,1SCI'. dtf B. H. JONHS Would inform tlio citizens of Borllanil and vicinity that he is prepared to mannftcfurc IciDIES’ AND GENTS’ BOOTS AND SHOES TO ORllKB, OF The terf Hr«t Imported Mlock! ami made by the most experienced workmen. Also, constantly on liaml a good assortment of LADIES’ GENTS’ AND CHILDREN’S BOOTS,} Shoes and Rubbers, wmen HE WILL Sell Cheaper for Cash (Iian can he bought in this city. N. B.—Repairing done with dispatch, and in the best inauncr at NO. Ill I'EDERiL STREET. August 11, UPC. dtf LEVI S. BROWN, nr.ALHR lit GAS FIXTURES. Kcimirittg Done nl Short Notice. Federal Street, near Temple Street. August 11, UGP. dim Fishing Tackle. f lUNS. REVOLVERS, I'tSHING TACKLE AND V.T SPOUTING GOODS. ■Stenc il Culting and light repairing. NO. IftO FREE (STREET. sue H_G. L. BAILEY. Stolen or Strayed Away. A SMALL black and tan terrier Dog, answering to tile name of •■Doilc.-' Anyone who eau give iRiannafion ol*or return (he same to No. 54 Park Sheet, will be suitably rewarded. August lb-di’w *-• - -— I !■! -Ml——————II MISS HELEN VV JORDAN, IS prepared to give instruction on the Piano-Forte at No. 21 Brackett Str> etor at the residence o the pupil. Portland. Mar. 2G, 186G. I cheerhEly recommend MBs Helen W. Jordau to (be public as a Teacher ot the Piano-Forte, and think those who employ her will be hilly satisfied. H. S. ED WARES. June 25—dtf Portland and Forest City Dye Houses Combined. OFFICE, No. 315 Congress street. A. Foster, Proprietor. We can assure the public, that wo have greater fa cilities, and are much better prepaied tor Dyeing and Ceunsing, than when located on Exchange St. Also, orders received lor th; Laundry. jy2G-d3m A. U. V. JT. rpn*' Grand l‘*odgc of Maine of the Independent X Order of (Xbl Fellows, will hold its Annual Ses sion in Portland, at Temperance Hall, 351 Congress St. On Tuesday*, the 11th inst., at 8 o’clock A. M. EDW. 1*. BANKS. Grand Secretary. C3r* The Grand Encampment will meet in the eve ning at 7 o’clock. August 1, U: IT. <JL‘w GALT BLOCK. First Class Stores for Sale! THESE line Granite Front Stores, situated at the head of Galt Wharf, on (Vmmercinl Street, near the Grand Trunk Bail way Si alien. Ato the l>osl built and most commodious stores in Portland, Siy.e 2C ft, front by 90 IT. in depth, tour stories, cellar and attic. Passage in rear *20 fl. ^Merchandise can l>e discharged from or loaded into cars of evurv railroad that cniers the rif v. Apply to * IT. T. A!ACHIN' aug Y «l2'.v 7/cail of Galt Wharf. A Card. ri'UE undersigned offers his services to the Public X as General Commission Merchant, Auctioneer ami Appraiser. Parricidal’ attention given to sales of Real list a to, Gooils, Sticks and Merchandise general ly? by auction or private sale: will also attend to the appraisal of property of any descriplion. All busi ness entrusted to him will be promptly and f;iiilifully excFulcd. Advances made on t’omjigumculs. OUico, No. *s Bank Block, formerly occupied by the I/mg Reach Bauk. CHAW. CLAPP. Jr. Bath, Aug. 1. 18CC* aug4—dSw. OIX and CANDLES. LARD, SPERM AND WHALE OIL, OLIVE, ELAINE AND RED OIL. KEROSENE AND MACHINERY’ OIL, SPERM & ADAMANTINE CANDLES, & SOAP, Bor sale by BltABNnAW &• PATCH, aug 9—8m No. 7 Central Wharf, Boston. Employment Office! T1IE suliscribcrs respectfully notify those wanting oil her male or female help in any capacity, that they have opened a General Agency Employment Of fice*, opposite the Boston Railway i)cpnt, Commercial Street, and that they will secure them male or female help in any capacity, without any charge, provided they will leave their applications at the otlicc, slating requirement. W1IITNEV & CO. lMrllaud, Aug. 1ft, KlT. dlw' For Sale. The Stock, Tools, and fixtures of a Carriage Faint Shop, with Ihc best rim of custom ol any shop in the (A tv.’ lies! of reasons given tor selling out. Enquire at Cll Congress Street. Aug 9—lw* NOTICE. rpHE undersigned will contra t 'cr the cleaning X and c earing ol cellars by the job or day, in a eatifactory manner, at prices to suit the times. WILLTAM C. DENHAM. Albion Hor.*c. By permission refers to A. W. H. Clapp, M. G. Palmer, Janies Todd. atiglldxw. Onions. A DBFS. Rhode Island New Onion9 will •‘XrvXvX be supplied to the trade at less than Bos t li prices in lots to suit the trade. For sale by X. C. Thoms, a ig kl2w No. 2, Central wharf. Good Chance. A SMALL Grocery Stock, in a first rate nig lor lmod, can be had at a lew price, if applied fir immediately. The present proprietor being obliged to change business on account of failing health Apply to W. H. Jeuris, Real Estate Agent, op posite Preble House. aug icitf For Sale. * BOOKBTNI >KliS Stanif&ig Press, licirl. hcv.', j V and two second liaml Culling lYcsscs. Lniuiio of NOuRSE Ss RAN l>. No. S8 Water Street, Boston. Boston. Aug. 6,1£CC. djC TO THE DAILY PRESS. ■-;--— Tuesday Morning, August l4, 1866. -- Latest from Europe! VIA ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH. The War in the German States. TIIE DEMAND OF FRANCE ON PRUSSIA. ITALY UNANIMOUS FOB PEACE. Imperial Reception of the Uni ted Stales Squadron. Armistice between Italy nail Austria Renewed. New York, Aug. 13. Authentic information from private sources confirms the following: Paris, Aug. 9.—The French Cabinet has ad dressed a note to the Prussian Government pointing out that the great changes in the po litical organization of Germany render it nec essary that the French frontier should be recti fied by an accession or territory to France.— The French Cabinet made yesterday a further communication to the Cabinet at Berlin, de manding a restoration of the French frontier as it existed in 1814. Berlin, Aug. 9.—The semi-official Journal of to-day has an article in favor of leaving intact, as far as is convenient to the general interests of Prussia, the vital institutions peculiar to each country to be incorporated with Prussia, and especially the system of the administration of justice, the Provincial representation and the constitution, and administration of their communes. The Crown Prince has issued an appeal urg ing the establishment of a national institution for invalid soldiers. It is with the consent of the King that the Prince takes an interest in this undertaking. The Prince and Princess Frederick William of Hesse, while on their way to Berlin, receiv ed a communication at Magdeburg, in conse quence of which they discontinue their jour ney. Florence, Aug. 9.—The suspension of hostili ties between Italy and Austria it is expected will expire on the lltli inst., at 4 P. M. The Italian troops have been withdrawn from Tyrol across the Agliaments. Breaust Cialdini declares the latter is a more defensi ble position, while others say it is the line of demarkation made by Austria before consent ing to an armistice. Though the Italian troops ip Venetia are being concentrated in their de fenses, hopes are entertained that difficulties will soon be arranged. A perfect understand ing exists between Italy and France with ref erence to the cession of Venetia. Bucharest, Aug. 7.—The Turkish army of ob servation on the Danube is being gradually re moved. It is believed Turkey has recognized Prince Charles of Holenzollen as hospador of the Principalities. Many of the Romagna sol diers are being disbanded. A Paris dispatch of the 10th inst., states that Napoleon has returned from Vichy. Another Paris dispatch of the 11th inst., states that the Moniteur says Gen. Lamarmara of Italy, and Arch-Duke Abrecht of Austria, me authorized to sign an armistice on the ba sis of the cession to Italy of Lombardy, the v enenan line. Italy is unanimous in favor of peace. A Berlin dispatch of the 10th says: Great excitement exists there in consequence of the lemand of France on Prussia. M. Benedetti left Berlin for Paris on the eve ning of the 9th. The address from the Upper House of Legis lative Chambers to the King, says: Prussia was forced iuto the German war, in self defence, md that even after the withdrawal of Austria from the German ‘Confederation, It was pre-' sumed that friendly relations would subsist between that power and Prussia. In the new organization of Germany by Prussia, and as a means of preventing further war in the German States, a reform will take place in the military organization. Prussia recognizes the mediation of France, but still will treat separately as to portions of monarchies, which are soon to be united to the Prussian kingdom. The future frontier line of Prussia will be such as to constitute a guarantee for her secur ity, as well as to insure her position as a great power. Prince Yesterburg has proceeded to Hanover to inform the Queen not to expect indepen dence for Hanover. The Bank of Belgium has fixed its discount rate at four per cent. A Florence dispatch of the 10th says: The Italians assert that because Italy has evacua ted certain portions of territory for strategeti cal purposes, it does not follow that such terri tory will not be claimed by her in negotiations for peace. Florence, Aug. 11.—The negotiations for an armistice at Carmos are protracted by the diffi culty in fixing a line which the Commissioners are to occupy. The suspension of hostilities is to be prolonged while negotiations continue. A \ ienna dispatch saj-3 it is to be believed that Paris will bo tbc place where negotiations between Austria and Italy will take place. A Cronstadt dispatch of the 10th says the United States squadron had a grand imperial and popular reception. The Czar visited the vessels at Cronstadt and took the chief officers to dinner with him. Alter dinner the Empe ror toasted the propriety of the United States and an uninterrupted friendship with ltussia. A St. Petersburg dispatch of the 10th states that an Imperial decree has been promulgated for the immediate issue of fifteen millions roubles, to pay the interest on the foreign loan, and directing the use of the Russian language hereafter in addressing the Central authority. London, Aug. 13—Noon. The armistice between Italy and Austria, which expired on Saturday, has been renewed four weeks. The official Berlin paper opposes the claim of France for an extension of its frontier. The Czar of Russia ha3 visited the United States squadron at Cronstadt. The Cholera. Cincinnati, Aug. 13. There were fifty-four deaths by cholera on Saturday, and sixty-eight yesterday. There have been six hundred and ten death3 since August 1st from cholera. At a meeting of the hoard of health yester day, they decided that cholera was prevailing here as an epidemic. The number of sanitary police and district physicians have been in creased, and measures have been adopted for cleansing all tenement houses, streets, alleys, &c. Also directed that suitable medicines be prepared and furnished the poor gratuitously. New York, Aug. 13. Only four cases of cholera in this city are re ported to-day, and no deaths. In Brooklyn there were seven cases and four deaths. The Savannah Herald of Friday reports 12 deaths from cholera on the Lawton place, Hil ton Head Island, including two white men. The disease has entirely abated at Tybee. Chicago, HI., Aug. 13. The papers report about twenty cases of chol era, of which four were fatal, in this city since Friday last up to this morning. Vsljlicnl. Louisville, Aug. 13. A private dispatch from-Gen. itosseau, at Washington, in response to an enquiry as to his wishes in regard to Congressional election, states that if he can be re-elected without a scramble, he would be satisfied. The Louisville Courier strongly urges the propriety and justice of his re-election. A man named Henry Pullen, from Ohio, was arrested yesterday, and $1,400 in fractional currency was found where he had secreted it SB The Johnson Convention. Philadelphia, Aug. 13. In order to promote harmony in the proceed; ings of the Convention Fernando Wood has decided not to appear as a delegate. New York, Aug. 13. A Philodelphia special says Mr. Vallandig ham has been enrolled as a member of the Con vention, and there are indications of trouble being caused by his talcing a seat. Dentil of tin Old IVewspniier Publisher. New York, Ang. 13. Francis Hall, Esq., late editor and proprietor of the Commercial Advertiser, died Saturday evening in this city, aged 82. He was connect ed with the above paper 53 years, and was al ways highly esteemed. Front Fortress lion roc. Fortress Monroe, Aug. 11. Admiral Rowan has taken command at the Gosport Navy Yard. It is rumored that Henry A. Wise’s property has been returned to him and the freedmen or dered to vacate it by order of the President, FROM WASHINGTON. INDIAN AFFAIRS. THE TAX OX 8ECAK8. Washington, Aug. 13. Gen. Grant has rescinded the order relative to sending newspapers printing disloyal senti ments, to his head quarters. Col. Leavenworth, the Indian Agent in the country of the Kiowas and Camanches, has just arrived here, and states that the Chey ennes from the north, and those from the south, together with the Arapahoes and the Aquallala and Brule hands of Sioux, are meet ing in the Smoky Hill country, to hold their great medicine lodge. The Cheyennes say tho whites shall not make roads through the Smoky Hill country, as it is their territory ground. It is thought that much depends upon the result of the councils held at the medicine lodge, as to the attitude of these tribes towards the Gov ernment. If hostile influences should prevail, trouble may be anticipated from these Indians. The Kiowas and Camanches are quiet and peaceable and are in a prosperous condition. The Second Comptroller of the Treasury has decided that arrears for pay and bounty cannot he paid to disloyal heirs, nor can such heirs be passed over and payment made to the next person in the order of inheritance. Gen. Canby has assumed command of the Department of Washington, vice Brevet Mai. General Augur. Queen Emma, of the Sandwich Islands, has strived here. Tho Secretary of the Treasury has returned from his trip to Kennebunk, Me. The Acting Commissioner of Internal Reve nue has written the following letter relating to taK on segars: Washington, Aug. 13,18f.fi.—Sir:—In answer to your letter of the 1st, I have to say that by bonding your segars you can have them ap praised at the wholesale market value, and on Withdrawing them for consumption you can sell them as you please, at wholesale or retail, as you may find customers; but if no tax is paid upon segars until they are sold, the actual price received, whether at wholesale or retail, must be returned and the tax assessed upon such prices. The tax upon segars sold at $30 per thousand is $10, but if the same quality of segars are retailed at $50 per thousand the tax will be $14. miscellaneous Dispatches. Harrisburg, Pa., Aug. 13. .The special in the New York Sunday Her ald, stating that Gov. Curtin had secretly call ed for 2000 militia, is a canard. There is not a word of truth in it, such an idea having never entered the mind of the Governor. _ New York, Aug. 13. Queen Emma left this morning in a special c»r for Washington. Governor Pollock, Superintendent of the U. SI Mint, has been removed. Judge Pierpont declines being a delegate to the Philadelphia Convention. Mayor Hoffman has vetoed the bill allowing tpe erection of elevated railways. The members of the Irish Republican Broth erhood in this city have issued an appeal to the citizens, for employment. Prom <r nliforuin. San Francisco, Aug. 10. The steamship Colorado sailed to-dav for Panama with $1,342,580 in treasure, of which $830,058 is for New York. San Francisco, Aug. 11. The contributions from the western part will requiro about 800 square feet at tho Paris Ex position. The collection of minerals is large, and will embrace specimens from all the Pacific States and Territories. The steamer California brings $30,400, and the steamer Orizaba from the Columbia rivfer $240,585 in treasure. The bark Saxon, fifty-one days from Taniti, reports the arrival there of four vessels of the Spanish fleet from Cadiz. The rest were ex pected in a few days. Nobody was allowed to land or answer quesiious about the destinat'on of the fleet. The vessels appeared generally dilapidated" WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENCE. Letter from Gen. Howard. New York, Aug. 13. A special Washington dispatch says General Howard has published a letter showing the beneficent results of the Freedmen’s Bureau to the whites and blacks, and urging the neces sity of its continuance until the sentiments of ex-slaveholders is educated up to the point of administering the laws equally. He also states that the rations now issued are about equally divided between whites and blacks. FROM MEXICO. Santa Anna’s Services Bejecled. San Francisco, Aug. 11. The Mexican Consul has received letters from President Juarez, dated Chihuahua, July Tth, stating that troops were being sent from that place to El Paso. It was thought that the French would evac uate the city of Durango immediately. Tho French Government will reject Santa Anna’s proffered services. Snuilnry measures Adopted. Fortress Monroe, Aug. 13. The measures adopted by the Board of Health of Norfolk, imposing a quarantine of twelve days upon regular steamers and other vessels arriving from New York, have been reconsid ered and others passed rendering it necessary that all such vessels leaving New York shall be provided with certificates from a duly ap pointed inspecting physician that there is no sickness on board, ana that the vessel is in a cleanly and healthy condition. i ue a» uheeans iuot. xno following extracts arc taken from an article in tlie New Orleans Advocate, the organ of the Methodists in Louisiana: In the (earful butchery that ensued several things were plainly apparent: 1. The police and their leaders were all, so far as we know, ex-Confederates. 2. They were evidently animated by the same dark spirit that has brooded at Fort Pil low, Audersonville. and the fatal tregedy of the 14th of April, 18G5. 3. Their frenzied rage always directed it setf with unerring precision against Union men. Not there only, but all through the city, the cry was against the Yankee and the “nigger;” and hut for the timely interference of the military a more general massacre was imminent. 4. There was intense satisfaction express ed that Northern ministers had been put out of the way. Some boasted that six had been disposed of. 6. The most fiendish fury was manifested against the Degrees. Men boasted of the number they had slaughtered, and seemed to feel a strange pleasure in their satanic butch eries. d. While indulging in tlii hellish wine of intoxication, in worse than Belshazzar revel ry, they praised “Andy Johnson” as the man after their own heart. Uis telegram, whatev er may have been his purpose, had given them boldness, and to-day men who once wore the uniform of their country are lying cold and low, murdered by those who failed to van quish them on the battle-Qeld. Facts to be Pondebed. It has been the ci.s;om among certain people to deride the notion that when the Southern States are (rc-organized and pat irrevocably into the hands of their own citizens, there is danger that the guarantees extorted from them by Mr. Johnson would eventually be repudiated. Mr. James Alcorn, of Mississippi, makes an address to his fellow-citizens in which he laughs at such a supposition and pours con tempt on the meanness of soul which could harbor apprehension of that sort. Yet Chief Justice lfuffin, whose legal abilitets and legal knowledge are venerated by every North Car olianian, maintains, in a recently published letter, that the Heconttruction Convention of that State was in no proper sense a cor.ven t. n, and that none of its acts are lawfully binding. It was a body of men, he thinks, which represented the will of Andrew John son, a military dictator, and did not represent the people of North Carolina. Judge Manly, a prominent member of the Convention, also supports this view. In fact, all the experi ence of the past year goes to show, what might have been known n priori, that whatev er gains of the war are to be held permanent ly by the loyal people must be bound fast by ties which nothing hut a new war can loosen. Amendments to the Constitution of the Unit ed States are better, apparently, than amend ments to the constitution and changes in the statutes of North Carolina.—The Nation. Gen. Cxialmebs, ‘ late of the Confederate army, one of the famous heroes ol Fort Pil low,” is making speeches in favor of Andrew Johnson. Gen. John A Logan is making speeches against him. The reader may draw the inference.—New York Tribune. PORTLAND AND VICINITY. New Advertisements To-Day. Ready-Made Clothing—Duran. Advertised Letlers-W. Davis, Stolen or Strayed Away. Insurance—E. Webster &Son. Clollung Cleansed—Cbas. H. Mahoney, Ready lor Business Again—elms. W. Lucy. Summer Retreat—Homy M. Brackett. Watch Maker—W. H. H. Hatch. Waal oil—G. H. Hobor, Tenement Wanted—Mr. Hubbard. Surgeon’s Notice—Jos. K. Barnes. For Sale—S. Walker. Maine Mntmd Ins. Co.—Daniol C. Emery. To Lease—Win. O. Fox. For Sale—K. 0. Couant. Bools and Shoes—B. U. Jones. Gas Fixtures—Levi S. Brown. Fishing Tackle—G. L. Bailey. Wanted—B. H. Jones. THE COERTH. SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. CRIMINAL TERM—IVALTON, Jr., PRESIDING. Monday.—Majy A. Townsend, indicted for keep ing a drinking house and tippling chop, pleaded solo eonicndert, and was sentenced to pay a line of $100 nml costs. Amos Goodale was tried on an indictment charg ing him with an iinlocent assault upou Mrs. Emily C. Shaw. The prisoner was defended by Messrs. How ard & Cleavos. The jury relumed a verdict of guilty. Delegates Tor Portland. At the Union Republican caucuses, held last evening, the following deleg tes were elected to the County and Senatorial Convention to bo held in this city to-morrow: Ward 1—S. L. Carleton, Wm. G. Kimball, Sewall Mitchell, George W, Davis, John Cous ins. Ward 2—D. W. Fessenden, Jeremiah Howe, G. W. Brown, S. II, Colesworthy, Charles M. Rice. Ward 2—Wm. G. Twomhly, Charles Holden, William Thompson, Cyrus Nowell, L. B. Den nett. Ward 4—William E. Morris, James Doughty, A. M. McKenney, Josiali C. Shirley, M. A. Blanchard. Ward 5—William H. Ayers, Gilbert L. Bai ley, James F. Miller, R. W. Lincoln, William IL Smith. Ward 6—Henry I*. Deane, J. W. Waterhouse, William H. Stephenson, S. R. Small, Wm. H. Fessenden. Ward —7Eben Wentworth, Jona. H. Fletch er, Wm. H. Plummer, Ambrose Giddings, F. E. Pray. The delegates mentioned above are request ed to meet at Mechanics’ Hall this afternoon, at 21-2 o'clock, precisely, to elect three dele gates at large. Additional t'ontriuulionM. Yesterday the Mayor received the following additional contributions: Citizens of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ad ditional, $10 00 “Stranger,” Johnsburgh,N. Y., 5 00 Citizens of Philadelphia, additional, 5,000 00 Citizens of Central Falls Village, Pawtucket, 65 00 Citizens of Wakefield, IT, H., 44 00 Total amount roc. ived by tho Mayor up to this time, $300,120 38. The Executive Committee acknowledge the receipt of $182 from Citizens of Paris Hill, by hands of B. Merrill. Spencer Rogers, Chief of the Fire Depart ment, acknowledges the donation $184 20 to the city, from Messrs. James Boyd & Son, Bos ton, who repaired twenty-two hundred feet of hose for the department, and generousily eturned a receipted bill for the same. He also acknowledges the receipt of $25 worth of material for the department, from the York Manufacturing Co., Saco. Sebved Him Eight.— During the fire at Westbrook, Sunday night, a scamp, who sup posed the attention of everybody would be drawn to the burning building, attempted to break and enter a house in the vicinity. He had almost made ingress into it through a cel lar window, when he was discovered, and soon had a crowd around him. He was dragged out, kicked and cuffed by the crowd who sur rounded him, ami, at last, was allowed to de part with a warning not to show his face in that vicinity agai n. Probably Drowned.—Mr. Alvah K. Hen ter, of the firm of Henter & Dewey of Boston, who had been stopping at the house of Mr. Caleb G. Loring at Black Rock, Scarboro’, went out last Friday evening in a small boat for exercise in rowing, and has been missing since that time. On Sunday a gunning float, stove in, was found floating near Mr. Loring’s house. Subsequently the hat, overcoat and vest of Mr. H. were found on the shore near by. Yesterday persons were engaged in searching and dragging for the body. Generous. -Among the first contributions in aid of the sufferers by the fire, was one flrom a firm in Boston. Below we give the closing part of a letter from the same firm, dated July 6th, addressed to G. L. Bailey, Esq., of this city: “Enclosed is our check for $50, which please use if you require it. If you do not, please hand it to the Mayor of your city for the bene fit of the sufferers. Sincerely your friends, Martin L. Bradford & Co.” Tho check was placed in the hands of the Mayor. Accident.—During the alarm of fire, Sun day night, an old lady eighty-four years of age, Mrs. Oook, residing on Hancock street, went to the door of her house, and, supposing it to be only partly open, put out her hand, to pull it wide. The door was fully open at the time and Mrs. Cook pitched down tho front steps, disclocating her thigh. She was attended to by Dr. French, and, yesterday, was in a com fortable condition. Established.—C. W. Lucy, who was among the unfortunates by the late fire, has establish ed himself at No. 364 Congress street, where he will be happy to sec all his old customers and many new ones. It will be noticed by Mb ad vertisement that he is ready to supply cake and confectionery, of his own manufacture, to or der. Lucy has a repu tation for getting np good articles. Rations.—The number of rations distributed daily at the Old City Hall, is now reduced to less than five hundred. On some days it is on ly three hundred. The committee make it a point not to distribute rations to females whose husbands are able to work, and thus earn a good living. A Disinfectant.—Gould, Williams & Co., of Boston, have sent to the Mayor a quantity of “ Gould’s Patent Disinfecter,” for the bene fit of the health of the city; parties who wish to use it in exposed vaults and other unhealthy places, can obtain it gratuitously by applying at the Police Office. Fibe at Lawbence.—The extensive repair shop of the Boston & Maine Railroad Compa ny at Lawrence, Mass., was destroyed by fire on Sunday noon. The loss is about $100,000, on which there was an insurance for $25,000, in Now York offices. Tony Pa3TOb’s Tbocfe.—TMs combination troupe drew a large audience at Deering Hall, last evening, and some of the performances were applauded in the most enthusiastic style. This evening they wiU give their second and last performance in this city. P. A. & N. 17.—A meeting of the managers of the “Portland Army and Navy Union ” will be held at the Preble House, this (Tuesday) evening, at 7 1-2 o’clock. A full attendance is requested. Per order. F. Gt. Pattebson, Secretary. The United States steamer Rliode Island, Capt. Fairfax, from Portsmouth, bound east, with Rear Admiral commanding North Amer ican Squadron, arrived here last evening. I. O. O. F.—The Grand Lodge of the Inde pendent Order of Odd Fellows meets in an nual session this morning at 8 o’clock, at Tem perance Hall, No. 351 Congress street. Card.—Dirigo Engine Company No. 8, re turn their sincere thanks to citizens of West brook Point for the bountiftil supply of refresh ments at the fire Sunday night. Per order, Wm. D. Woodford, Clerk. Db. Habvey’s Office.—Dr. Harvey will leave Portland for New York Sept. 14th. All whe wish to consult him should do so at onco. New Steamer on Saco Biter. A neat and bcautiftil craft has been built at Hollis the present season by Messrs. Bradbury and Hideout, and is now plying Tegularly be tween the terminus of the Portland & Boches ter railroad and the village of West Buxton. She is over a hundred feet long, a stern wheel, of light draft, staunch and safe, capable of car rying 400 passengers, and capitally fitted for river navigation. A track runs down from the railroad to the wharf. The Saco, everywhere beautiful from its birth in the mountains to its final wild leap into the ocean tide, is peculiarly charming in its pas sage through Buxton and Hollis, giving here an alternation of picturesque falls and almost lake-like expanses. The route of the new boat is for about five miles along one of the latter. By the courtesy of the proprietors she was placed at the disposal of the public on Friday and Saturday of last week. We happened to be among one of the parties availing them selves of the opportunity. The stream, smooth as a mirror before us, undulating in glassy swells in our wake, now with dense woods overshadowing it, and then with natural lawns sloping down to its margin, liore embosoming a fair island, there curving round a cultivated interval presented success ive pictures of rare beauty, amid which with pleasant converse and song we made our way. After a brief stay at the brisk little village of Moderation, (a misnomer, by the way, since it is one of the most busy and thriving places up river, but) probably so called from the moderate and leisurely character of its falls, we return ed delighted with our*trip, and prepared to commend it to others. An excursion from Portland to the Saco riv er was considered one of the “institutions,” in the time of the York & Cumberland. A new attraction is now added to the route of the Portland & Rochester, and ail societies and parties desiring to pass a pleasant day, will do well to trust themselves to the conductership of Col. Cousens of the railroad, and Capt. Hide out of the steamer. A VoyagIer. Delegates to the Count? Contention. Bridoton.—Thomas H. Meade, Luther Bil lings, Edward Gibbs, Henry Cleaves, YV. It. Staples. Brunswick.—Samuel R. Jackson, John D. ! Lincoln, Augustus F. Cox, Isaiah Jordan, Daniel Elliot, Franklin M. Drew. Casco.—David Duran, Daniel H. YValker. Freeport.—Gershom Bliss, S. A. Holbrook, Gcoige W. Randall, Jacob Rogers, Daniel Cur tig, H.C. 1‘ettingill. Faemouth.—Samuel Bell, Dr. L N. Tewks bury, Samuel Bucknam,-Merrill. New Gloucester.—C. P. Haskell, G. YV. Plummer, A. C. Chandler. Gray.—Geo. T. Merrill, John M. Libby, ..Leslie. Harrison.—A. K. Morse, S. L. YVeston, Samuel H. Dawes. North Yarmouth. — Moses True, YV. G. Mitchell. Naples.—Lyman Hall, Isaac Sands, John Church. Raymond.—Gibeon Plummer, Jr., Lyman B. Chipman. Yarmouth.—John Noyes, Mathias Allen, Sumner Seabury, Thos. F. Brown. YVestbrook.— Francis Purrington, Aaron Quinbv, Geo. YV. Hammond, E. P. Cutter. Geo. Libby, Clement Phinney, Andrew Haines. Windham.—John Webb, John C. Cobh, Al ley Hawkes, H. H. Boody, S. M. Baker, Sam uel Garland. Under which Kino ? The issue be tween the two parties is practically made up. It is whether the Union shall be restored up on a just basis, with the rights of all sections and all citizens secured by impartial laws.—or whether it shall be restored as it was before the war, with one class of citizens permanent ly outlawed, and all civil and political power lodged in the hands of a privileged class, com posed of the enemies of the Lnion and the authors of the war. One way leads to peace, unity, and enduring lite; the other to discord, anarchy, and peril of certain death. The great mass of loyal people are in favor of the first way; every traitor and friend of trai tors in the land is already hoarse with shout ing for the second. Between the two there is no middle ground. If the President and his rebel host are right, as some recreant republi cans claim, then the war was in vain, the abo lition of slavey was a high crime, and the par ty which supported the government through war can present no excuse for its existence. If, on the other hand, the great body of loyal people are right, then the party which has taken the President tor its guide and triend is obviously wrong, and the triumph of its poli cy would be the signal for renewed war For if “treason is a crime ar.d not a mere differ ence of opinion,” then those who have already taken treason and its champions into close political fellowship are sharers in the crime and to be shunned by all patriotic men. In this critical time every man who has influ ence or desires it, must show his colors. He cannot belong to both sides, nor march with safety between the two.—YVorcester Spy. What the Loyaetv of Missouri has to an ticipate, In a certain contingency, from Presi dent Johnson, is thus foreshadowed by the Na tion : We can never be too well informed of the motives and intentions of an Executive whose dread of centralization leads him to deny the loyal men of Tennessee the support which he volunteers the ex-Conlederates of Louisiana.— Not enough publicity has been given to a threat of interference in another State upon which peace has broufiht a return of peril with the first elections. The new constitution of Mis souri directs the General Assembly to frame a complete and uniform registration law, by which qualified voters may be distinguished, and provides also an oath conditional of voting, by which rebels are d sfranohised. Mr. Noefl, who belongs to the party which is agrieved by both these restrictions, recently made a visit to the White House, and has reported his conver sation with the President, which was substat tially as follows: - Q. Suppose Governor Fletcher, under pre tence of carrying out the registry law, sur rounds the polls with his militia and overawes the voters? A. Then apply to the Secretary of War. Q. But our people will not apply to tho Sec retary of War. A. Then apply to me. It is the duty of the President to protect citizens in their rights. If the conflict thus foreshadowed is to be pre cipitated, it is evident we have not yet seen the worst usurpation of which Mr. Johnson is cap able. For if it is a part of the “rights” of citi zens to vote without regard to the conditions lawfully imposed by State authority, there is nothing to prevent the subversion of the elec tions in every State where these conditions ex ist; and New York, equally with Louisiana, may be set down os lost to the cause and repub lican government. Ordered Off. Special Washington dis patches of the 12th say; The legitimate results of the Johnson policy in New Orleans are developing themselves rap idly. A number of union remgees from that city have already reached here, having been compelled to leave their families and homes, in order to save their lives. They state that the Monroe-Johnson rebels have appointed a com mittee to notify union citizens to leave the city, and in proof thereof, exhibit the following printed notice, which is now being served on citizens suspected of loyalty to the U nion:— “To Mr.-Sir: You are hereby noti fied to leave this oity within seventy-two hours. Your presence cannot be longer tolerated in this community. “By order of the committee” Stnatob Fessenden. — Our distinguished Senator has declined tho invitation to addtess the citizens of Boston in Faneuil Hall, on ac count of his health. In a letter to the Repub lican City Committee, he says: “ Debilitated by a long and most arduous ses sion of Congress, and by repeated attacks of illness, I find myself under tho necessity of suspending, as far as possible, all mental effort ana avoiding excitement of any kiad. The re cess is too short for attention to anything but my own physical improvement.” Can’t Remember. It has often been said figuratively that the South had forgotten the result of the war, and now it seems actually beginning to como to pass. The Mobile Regis ter says, ‘When did Grant whip Lee? We recollect that ho once smothered him to death with a quarter of a million of Irish and • Dutch; but we never heard of Gen. Lee being whip ped by anybody.” Grand Reunion* To'Tin: Editor of the Press: i noti'?e,i 1,1 your issue of Saturday last, an « do headed “Grand Plan for Literary and erott < over the signature of “Ev two TIi ">Ut- 1 wish ,0 »ay > word or L'of ,rMWl" I presume to Ik, a mem r , tr. ' the institutions, a part of whose property was destroyed by the late fire „ro po^s that the four corporate organii this city, known as the Athenamm, Society of Natural History, Mercantile Library Associa tion and Maine Charitable Mechanic Associa tion, ^should “unite their funds and member ship, and thus form ono grand organization “having the benefit of all.” Without entering into the merits of the main question, I wish briefly to examine the arrati'je ments proposed in this “grand plan” Had this proposition been made before the fire, when each association had a house of its own and each was in successful operation, it might have shown a greater degree of disinterested spirit and fairness; even now, it would be worthy their consideration did the plan as laid out, contemplate an equal interest in tho bene fits resulting therefrom, for all the institutions named. What, then, do we find? After par celling ont tho entire management of tho com bined organization to tho three societies first named, the Mechanic Association is to be ask ed to “donate” its largo library to tho concern, as a “nucleus” for a largo* one, the benefits of which they are to be permitted to enjoy—“as jCitizens.” In return for this charitable deed, they are very kindly to bo allowed the privi lege of “retaining all their other points of or ganization,” and, it i3 to he hoped—managing their own c flairs as heretofore. (?) Now is not this a very generous and mag nanimous proposition? “Everett” evidently thinks so, as he immediately asks, “what more could be desired?” Sure enough, what more? The Mechanic Association, the oldest of those named, and as respectable as any,— holding more property, and having a greater fund than all the others combined, as well as a larger membership, is to be entirely ignored in this “Grand Reunion,” except that it may aJd to the general interest by donating its library for public use, hut to have no hand whatever in its management. How very kind. The iuembets of the Me chanic Association are willing and unxious to do what they can to promote the interest of all classes in our city, but they are not, I ap prehend, over desirous of occupying the posi tion assigned them in “Everett’s” programme. It may be that “this is admirable and feasi ble,” and all that; but it seems to me that tho Mechanic Association will find its own inter est in continuing all its “points of organiza tion” as at present, without disposing of its library npon the terms proposed. Mechanic. The Goityention.—-‘‘Dixon” telegraphs fiom Philadelphia to the Boston Advertiser as fol lows: The extreme rebel and copperhead clement does not appear on tho surface to be very strong. Mr. Vallandigham's parlors at the Gi rard House have been well filled all the after noon. He himself is in good spirits and a bel ligerent mood. He says that bo is a regular delegate, offers to show his credentials to any body wanting to see them, and swears that he will have a seat or break up the show. The anti-war faction is rallying around him, and, as already said, the question of his admission of his admission is a leading subject of con versation in all circles. The Kandall and Browning men declare in emphatic and some what profane terms that he shall not be admit ted, and several of the ex-soldier delegates say they will protest and withdraw if he is. Mr. Blair and a majority of the Southern gentle men seem somewhat non-committal on tho matter. General Steedman, as the special friend of the President, has drawn up a res olution, which it is proposed to introduce as soon as the temporary presiding offleor has taken his seat, the object of which is to ex clude from participation all Southern men who were original secessionists and all North ern men who opposed tho war. The adop tion of this would of course shut out Val landighain, and if Steedman can make it ap pear that it has tho endorsement of the Pres ident, something of the kind is likely enough to be carried. Fernando Wood and Brother Ben are on hand, but Yallandigham is the pivot on which discussion turns. The “Services” of the Democratic Par ty to the Country.—Harper's Weekly, in an article directed against tho pretensions of Democratic orators, who now claim for their party the direction of the Government, has the following biting enumeration of tho “services” which the Democrats have performed to the nation: What, then, are the services of the Demo cratic party for which it should be again in trusted with the direction of the Government? The history of thirty years answers. Its ser vice consists in having strengthened, by every appeal to passion, ignorance aud cowardice, the only aristocratic class in the United States, and an aristocracy founded upon the degrada tion of labor. Its service consists in a system atic debauchery of the national conscience; in a fierce denial of the fundamental principle of the Kepublic—the equality of rights; in an at tempt, under the forms of law, and by means of blood and terror, to fasten slavery upon Kan sas ; and when the people, at last aroused to the fearful truth, constitutionally cast that par ty from power, its crowning service consists in rushing to arms, and seeking, by the most des perate and prolonged struggle, fo overthrow the Government. The Democratic party, whose conspiracy against the equality of rights has been foiled both in tho field and at the polls, now turns to tho American people, who have been its spectators and victims, and in forms them that it is the only safe and patriot ic and conservative and conciliatory and Un ion-loving party in tho land. A Convert Eeconv£rted. The conver sion to Catholicism of Mr. Charles Hemans son of the poetess, was announced nearly a year ago. The Paris correspondent ofthe Lon don Guardian states tha* Mr. Hemans has re cently returned to the English church, a near view of Catholicism not having revealed the merits and attractions which lie expected to find there. % Petroleum Formed from Seaweed. Pro fessor Wilbur, of Hamilton. C. W., has advanc ed the theory that petroleum has had its source in marine vegetation, just as coal has been de rived from terrestrial plants. THE STATE. —Seven very respectable fossils met in the back office of a Bangor Copperhead, and elect ed two of their number delegates from the Fourth Congressional District to the Philadel phia convention. The Times called the affair a “mass”mecting. In the Third District, fourdc caycd gentlemen met in the Town Hall at Wa torville, where they also retired to the privacy of an office. The people ake waking up, for Johnson! —Hon. Abner Coburn proposes to give a small island in the Kennebec at Skowbegan to that town for public purposes. —Hon. James G. Blaine will address the citi zens of Skowhegan next Thursday. —Mr. X. W. FarweU is ‘•developing" the peat bogs in Androscoggin County. It is with much regret that we learn from the Bath Times that the health of its editor. J. M. Lincoln, Esq., has not at all improved. On the contrary, he has continued to fail, and his case is now alarmingly critical. The Times gives particulars of the death of Mr. Locke McQuary, !!d mate on the Eastern City, which runs between Bath and Boston, who was killed Thursday evening, about half past 4 o’clock, by having his head jammed be tween the steamer and a heavy box which was being loaded at Lincoln's wharf, Loston. Mr. McQuary lived in Bath. He leaves a wife and two children. The Bangor Times is amusingly scornful over some comments in the Press on the origin of the New Orleans riot. In view of the enor mous accumulation of evidence going to Rhow that that diabolical affair was the result of a pre-arranged and determined plan of the reb els, wo think it will require more than tho as sertion of the Times to convince the people that the statements to that effect aro "pure | fabrications."