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JB.tablUhe,l Juue 23, lseir. ■•*<*$. PORTLAND, ER1DAY MORNING, NQVEMSM 28, 18«6. Term, Eight Dollar* per annum, in advance.
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THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS Is publishert
everyday, (Sunday excepted,) at No. I Printers’
xchangc. Commaciol Street, Portland, by N. A,
Foster, Proprietor.
Terrs : —Eight Dollar- a year iu advance.
THE MAINE STATE PRESS, is published at the
aiue place every Thursday morning at $2.00 a year,
nvariably in advance. ^
Rates op Advertising.—One inchoi space, m
engtli ol column, constitutes i “Square.”
$1.50 per square daily first week : 75 cents per
week after; three insertions, or less, $1.00; eontinu
na evory other day after first week, 50 cents.
Halt square, three Insertions or less, 75 cents; one
week, $1.00; 50 cents per week alter.
Under head of “Amusements,” $2.00net square
per week; three insertions or less, $1.50.
Special Notices,$1.25 per square lor the first in
sertion, aud 25 cents pel square for each subsequent
naertiou.
Advertisements inserted iu the “Maine State
Press” (whieh has a large circulation in C7ery par
of the State) for $1.00 per square for first insertion*
and 50 cents per square for each subsequent inser
tion.
ENTERTAINMENTS.
DEERING HALL.
POHTIYBC.Y THUEII NKJHT8MLV
Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday,
Nor. 9tt, 97 and 98.
THE GREAT CONSOLIDATION!
NEWCOMB * ARLINGTON’S
MINSTRELS !
Now the Popular Mentation of the JDay!
Associated with this talented Corps de Atrique, aro
the two best of living Comedians, the Wondrous Her
nandez, and Billy Emerson, Comedian, the greatest
Song and Dance man in the world.
$3T~Six First Class Comedians appear nightly in
connection with the other portion ot this grand enter
tainment, which will prove to be of an entire new
and original character.
|y~ Admission—Gallery 35 cents. Reserved Seats
50 cents. Doors open at 7, commence at 8 o’clock.
no22dtft_N. D. ROBERTS, Agent.
P. Y. M. C. A.
COURSE LECTURES
SECOND LECTURE
BY HON.
A. fl. Bullock, Goveruor of Mass.,
ON
Monday Evening, Nov. 26th,
—IN THE—
STATE STREET CHURCH.
JidF^Subject ‘ ‘ The five historic Pei-iods qf America .*»
Music appropriate to the place ami occasion previ
ous to the lecture.
The pews on one side of ike church received until
7^ o’clock for season ticket holders.
Season ticket*, $1.60; Evening tickets, 26cents: to
he had at H. Packard’s, corner of Congress and Oak
streets; Short & Loring’s, corner Free and Center
streets; Carter & Dresser’s, Fore street, foot of Ex
change; Beyer's Stationery Store, 13 Free St., and at
the door.
Doors open at 6^o’clock. Lecture 71 o’clock.
nov20dljv
Theatre, - Leering Hall.
Bid well A Browne, Lessees & Managers.
©. E. Wilson, - - Stage Manager.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, AND EVERY EVENING
DURING THE WEEK,
MR. S, E. BEOWNE,
The favorite versatile actor in several of his most
popular characters, embodying
Fun aud Sentiment Combined !
supported by the full strength of the
Superior Lrmatic Company!
ty'Full particulars in Daily Program ares.
November 21. d4t.
WANTED.
Agents Wanted!
To <*..♦»»» for the cheapen# and the beat selling
hook in tiie country.
HEfPI.EY'tl HISTORY
OF THE
GREAT REBELLION!
Two volumes complete in one. 1200 Royal Octavo
Pages, sold for Five Dollars.
B=J5t Many agent* are making from $50 to fclOO tier
week canvassing for this work. Sold by subscription
only.
Sole and exclusive rights given of uncanvansed ter
ritory with liberal commissions.
For circulars and terms apply to or address
J. PAITEN PITCH,
Lock Box 1722. No 233$ Congress St., near City Hall,
Portland, Maine. no21d3w
Wanted.
FTVIREE or four thousand dollars for two or three
JL years, for which tlio best of security will be giv
en. Address Box 2058, Portland Post Office.
November 21. dlw*
Flour Barrels Wanted.
'1NTE Till pay 30 cents each for first class Flour
v V Barrels suitable for sugar.
LYNCH, BARKER & CO.,
novl3dtf 139 Commercial street.
Wanted.
4 / \ A BUSHELS good Pumpkin Seeds by
LUU KENDALL & WHITNEY.
Not 13—dim
• Agents Wanted.
TpOR the ©old Medal Sewing Machine*,
^ In every City and County in the Union. The
-St complicated lwo-threa<l machine in the world.
Address A. F. JOHNSON & CO.
. 6 lmd 334 Washington St. Boston, Mass.
Boys Wanted.
rWO active, intelligent American Boys. Apply
immediately to
_oc30dtf CHARLES CUSTIS & CO.
Wanted Immediately.
/ \A Good American, Nova Scotia and Irish
Y/V/ Girls todo housework, cook, 4c., in pii
lamllics and hotels in this city and country,
tions sure. The best wages paid.
50 Girls to work in Factories.
.era and others warning men for any work
.1 do well to call on us, a? we will supply them free
1 charge. Address or apply at the General Agency
Employin' nt Office, 3514 Gongress Street, up stairs.
COX & TOWAIiS.
septaGdtt late WHITNEY & CO.
Agents Wanted /
FOR FRAJs'K MOORE’S
“ Women of the War,"
WONDERFULLY FOPULAR !
SO popular has it already become, (not one month
yet since its fi&t issue) that hundreds of people
are writing for it from all section* of the country.
From one City alone, 17$ persons have written lor
bis Work,—could not wait for Agents.
Four oi Adams’ large size Presses are running on
bis Book, and the demand ex.cee<l* our supply. Ex
perienced Agents ami others, who possess intelli
gence, energy, and perseveranco, ami want Profita
ble Employment, will find by engaging in the sale of
this Book, all they desire. Many now in the field are
meeting with astonishing succeas.
For full particulars send for circular.
C. A. CHAPIN,
Room 9, 214 Free Street, Portland.
nov 13 d&wtf
LOST AND FOUND.
Lost!
BETWEEN Brackett St. ami Commercial Wharf.
an Old Calf Skin Wallet, containing about £80,
The finder will be suitably rewarde d by leaving it at
No. 60 Brackett Street. nov 22 d3t«
Found
AT Western Depot, a small package of money
which the owner can have bv appivTng to
no20dl w A. KEITH, 13 Free street.
OWNERS WANTED!
WANTED,
OWNERS for the following articles at POLICE
OFFICE: Bureau, Bedstead, Tables, Sextant,
Charts, Beds and Bedding; Ladies Wearing Apparel,
Dishes, &c., lost m the late tiro. nn!6d2w
BOARD AND ROOMS.
Boarders.
*1 Clas- of Boarders can be accommodated
Brick Honsc. Fore Street. nov 22 dlw*
Board Wanted.
•an anti bis wife; private family prc
roncca jjiven ana required,
W., Portland P. O. no2Qdlw*
Board.
' be accommodated with plcaR
rd In a small family at 31 Free
?red. nol9dlw*
T.ET.
suit front room furn
rt of the City, to one
can Box 42 Poet Of
nov 1C tf*
**ine.
iring and Step
House Wharf,
issusr
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
CIaOTHIN <i 1
ORIN HAWKES & CO.,
Having Lukoil tilt- store lately occupioil by MR.
C11AS. PERRY,
NO. -J»J CONORS AN RTHKKT,
Opposite the Preble Reuse,
Would invite ibe attention of tbe public to their large
and well selected Stock of •
Ready-Made Clothing
• t . - AND -
Purn ishimj Goods l
FOB MSN AND HOfH' WCAR,
Consisting of
Oveicoam, Dress and Sack Coals,
Pants and Vests.
Also a very fine assortment of
FURNISHING GOODS,
Under-Bhirts and Drawers, Fancy Wool and White
Shirts, Woolen Hosiery and Gloves, Paper
Mid Linen Collars, Ac., *
Which they will be ploased to show to all in want of
Clothing and Furnishing Goods at the I.ovvcst
Market Prices.
ET- SALAMANDER SAFE FOR SALE.
ORIN BABKEN A CO.,
292 Congress St, opposite Preble House,
no23dlw&w4w . Portland, Me.
A Card.
Having sold my stock of Clothing and Furnishing
Goods to Messrs. Grin Hawkoe & Co., I recommend
my former customers to them.
no23d2w CHAS. PERRY.
U. S. Marshal’s Notice.
United States of Amebica, i
District of Maine, *s. f
PURSUANT to a Monition from tile Hun. Edward
Fox, Judge of the United Srates District Court,
within and f,r the District of Maine, I hereby give
public notice that the following Libel lute been filed
in said Court, via:—
A Libel against the SCHOOvr.it Emt-T, her Tac
kle, Affakkl ami Furniture, in behalf of Mark
H. Eaten, Master of the seboonhr Rinalilo, in a muse
of collision, civil ami marttimo, as is more particular
ly set forth in aaid Libel; and that a hearing thereon
will be had nt Portland, ill said District, on Fri
day, the Twenty Third day of November cur
rent* at eleven o'olock in the forenoon, when and
where any persons interested therein mav appear and
show cause, if any can be shown, wherSf jre the same
should not lie decreed liable to said claim
Doted at Portland this twenty-sec, nd day of No
vember, A. D. I860. - '
_ F A. QUINBY,
nov23 did Deputy U. S. Marshal Diet. M Maine.
Hid You Know It ?
Gentlemen, you can Save
SS Cents,
BY HAVING ONE OF THOSE
Perfect Fitting Shirt Patterns!
Cut from Measure at the
Novelty Custom Shirt Factory,
Where you can also hare Shirts of all kinds, cnt and
made to order, at short notice, ami at Reasonable
Prices.
W® 1-® C»a*roa* fii«..
no23dti __^ Up-Stair^ Portland.
B* Mi PAT'I’EIV A’ CO., Auctiouccrfl,
Plumb Htrrat.
Special Notice.
OF It regular auction sale of Furniture and House
hold Goods will stand adjourned fcr one week.
But we Shall close out our lull line of Woolens,
Linens, Blankets, Quilts and Shawls, and in iaet
every article wanted in the dry goods Una wiU not
only be oftered, lmt eold by us on Saturday nevt
without the least reserve and without regard to
we»lher.___novZkLM
Trinidad Molasses.
1 ;“iO 5™® QUALITY TRINIDAD
J- A " MOLAbbES ibr sale by
IdlflfCn, BARKER & CO.,
novffkltf_I3i) dommord'al Snoct.
House for Sale.
THE subscriber ofters fiir sale hi» dwclling'Uouse
situated near tlie corner of Oxford and WiJniot
streets. It is a two and a half story House, thor
oughly built, nearly new finished in mortem style.
It haj a lawe cistern, ami a pood well of water. An
on tlie premises, or W. H.
JKRRIS, Real Estate Agent. nov23d2w*
G® to Adams A Purinton’s
FOE your Honse-fumiahlng Goods of all kinds;
Carpetings, and all kinds of Crockery, Glass. Tin,
Stone. Earthen) and Wooden Wate, Faper if.-in -:
logs, Window Shades, &e, Ac. no23tl3m
For Sale,
THE fine Lot corner Fore and Deer streets, 68 by 71
teer. Suitable for stores and dwellings. Will
be sold on favorable terms. Apply to WM. H.
JEUR13, Real Estate Agent. nov’2Sdlw
lost?
Y'ESTEEDAl morning, n (sutnen, on Congress
A Street, near Preble Itonsc. A suitable reward
will be paid for its recovery, at Perkin* Caudy Store,
two doors above Preble House. nov 23 d3t
Boy Wanted.
BOY Wanted at
J. M. KIMBALL & CO S
_no23dtf _Carriage Factory.
Private Sale of Furniture
At the house No 27 Spring Street, during FRIDAY
and SATURDAY, Nov 23 and 21.
no23d3t* J. M. ATWOOD.
Boots, Shoes and Rubbers
manufactured of the best material and workman
ship, at prices us
Low as t he Lowest,
- AT —
CHAS. A. RACKLEFF & LO.’S,
NO. lie MIDDLE STREET.
novl2eodawtf_ opposite the IT. 8. Hotol.
MRS. COLBY’S
BO WET BOOMS,
will be foun ■ al No. 1 Cotton, near Free street,
where she oilers the bal nice of her stock, af very
low prices. Tiios.iowing bills, will.ionf r a lavor bv
calling and settling the same. seplieodtt ’
ih|^”U'Tr3' style of Job work ncaily execute'] at
---
“A, Strange Story.”—A young lawyer who
has chambers in the Temple, had a nodding ac
quaintance with an old gentleman living on
the same staircase. The old man was a
wealthy old bachelor, and had a place
in the country, to which he went tor a
week every Easter. His servants had charge
oi the place while he was a wav — an old
married couple who had liveil with him for
twenty-seven years, and were types of the fine
Old English domestic. On Easter Tuesday th.)
vouug lawyer was astonished to find the okl
gentleman on his Temple staircase, and made
some remarks about it. The old man asked
him into his room, and said he had received a
fearful shock. He hail gone down as usual to
his country place, had been received with in
tense cordiality, had found bis dinner cooked
to perfection, and everything a - it hail be, n
from the beginning. When the cloth was re
moved his fathful butler put his bqttle of port
on the table, aad made the customary inquiries
f bout master’s health, hoped master was not
fatigued by the journey, had enjoyed his cutlet,
and so on.
Die old gentleman was left alone, his hand
was on the neck of the bottle of port, wlien it
suddenly flatbed across his mind, “Here I am
a lonely old man: no ono cares for me; there is
no one here to help mo if anything shonld liap
pen to me. What if my old servant and his
wife had been cheating and robbing me all the
time ? Whnt if they want to get rid of me, and
they have poisoned this bottle of wine 7” The
idea took hold of him so strongly that he eonld
not touch his port. When the man came in
again he said he did not feel well, wonld have
a cun of tea; no, a glass of water and go to bod.
In the morning he rang the hell and no one
answered. He got up, found hi« way down
stairs; the house was empty, his two iaitnfnl
old servants had vanished. And when he came
to look further he found that his cellar, which
ought to have contained two or three thousand
pounds wortu of wine, wasempty, and the bot
tle they had brought him Inst night was pois
oned.—Cornhill Magazine.
Capt. Matne Reid.—The hoys will all read
the following paragraph from a London letter
with pleasure:
An American “captain” who has been a fix
ture for many years in England is Capt. Maync
ltoid, whose books for boys retain their popu
larity. He is au excitable, good-tempered and
intelligent man—always vea iy to prove the
United States to be the finest country in the
universe, and able to “lick” all the rest of the
world. Many a sharp fight of words had he
with ignorant Englishmen during the rebel
lion, and never did his faith in the good cause
slackon . He lives iu ease, and derives, I im
agine, a handsome fortune faom his work s.
—In Savannah, a one-armed Confederate
soldier, who sells newspapers, recently sold in
a few weeks 1,000 spoiling books. Eight hun
dred were bought by freedmen—an inti restiug
evidence of their desire to obtain education.
LATEST NEWS
liY TKLKOKAPH TO THE
POUTUND DAILY PHESN.
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I'riilay Morning. November 23, 1366.
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FBOM WASHINGTON.
I __
Notice to Office Seekers,
APPOINTMENT OP POSTMAS
TERS IN MAINE.
Washington, Nov. 22.
A public'.lion is made apparently by author
ity, In the National Republican of this morn
ing that the President is nocecssarily engaged
upon important public matters preparatory to
the early assembling of Congress, and will
have no time until after the meeting of that
body, to give the slightest attention to appli
cants for office. All such matters ate referred
to the heads of the different Departments.—
Office seekers and their friends can save them
selves much time, labor and expense by acting
upon the above hint, and will relieve the Pres
ident from the unpleasant necessity of declin
ing to entertain and examine their applica
tions. Jt is a physical imoastibllity for him to
prepare his message and at the same time
transact detail business appropriately belong
ing to his Cabinet Ministers.
The Indian agent publishes to-day proposals
for the supply ot Indian ap unity goods for the
ensuing year. The place of delivery has been
changed from New York to St, Louis, Mo.
(EdwardTJnl of New York was appointed
to-day Consul to Guatemala.
Admiral Dalghren is about leaving Wash
ington to assume command of the South Pa
cific squadron.
The following items of appropriations have
just been officially compiled noin acts passed
at the late session of Congress: Pensions, $17,
910.000; deficiency for sundry civil expenses,
$1,904,514.40; naval sendee, for the year endin°
June, 1807, $18,904)067.50; Postoffiee /Depart-1
ment for the year ending June, 1867, $19,679,
500; Military Academy for the year ending
June 30,1867, $301,457; fortifications and other
works of defense,$1,540,000; completion of pub
lic works, $3,G98,047.91; army for the year end
ing Juno 30,1867. $48,004.241.83; Legislative,
Executive and Judicial expenses lor year end
ing June 30,1867, $25,430,459.89; Consular and
Diplomatic expenses for year ending June 30,
1807, $1,405,494; Indian Department ior year
ending June 30,1867, 8377,853,545; sundry civil
expenses for year ending June 30,1867,$701,
312,676; deficiencies tor year ending June 30,
1867, $51.3,100.76; miscellaneous $1,270,563,560,
Total, $155,881,781.16.
The following bare been appointed l’ostapi,
ters: James A. Fairfield, at Kenncbunk, Me.:
Charles C. Hobbs, Berwick, Me.
FROM CANADA.
Appeal for a Sew Trial for the Fe
nian Prisoners.
ARRIVAL OFTKOOPS.
Contributions for the Quebec Suf
ferers.
. _ . New Yoke, Nov, 22.
A Toronto special say* ton suspicious char
acters wore arrested yesterday under the habe
as corpus act.
Tim United Staten government has instruct
ed its Consul to appeal for a uow trial tor the
condemned Feniau prisoners, which will be
done to-day.
Large quantities of wins, which were bein '
smuggled across the Canada line, have been
seized.
; The condemned Fenian prisoners are to be
supplied with one substantial meal each day,
tjie United States Consul bearing the expense
Of the same.
The whole number of British regulars on du
ty in Canada, Nov. let, was 14,000.
It is supposed that Maj. Dennis will be cash
iered for cowardice while in front of the enemy
at Iiidgeway.
The Heraid’s Toronto dispatch says a large
American meeting was held last night. Reso
lutions were adopted urging the Canadian peo
ple :o accept the terms of annexation offered
by the last United States Congress.
A large force of troops and detectives have
been ordered by the Canadian government to
Fort Erie.
Mr. McKenzie applted to-day for a new trial
or the Feniau prisoners now under sentence of
leatli.
Touonto. C. W., Nor. 22.
The Governmentls directing its nttoiftibn to
Ihe re-arming and enuippign oi the volunteer
batteries in the Provinces.
Ottawa, Nov. 22.
Troops are continuing to arrive here by the
river steamers. -
Montreal, Nov. 22.
A cable dispatch announces a contribution
of £ 10,000 from Glasgow, for the Quebec relief
fund.
The Fenian trials commence on the 3d of
Deoember at Bedford.
Loss of Britj Calniuck, of
Portland.
ARRIVAL OF THE CREW AT
TRIM H AD.
Washington, Nov. 22.
Our Consul at Trinidad dc Cuba, under date
of 12th inst., reports Nov. 1st the loss ofAiner
r,an brig Cahnuek of Portland, J. A. Minott,
master, and Littlejohn & Chase of Portland,
owners, on her way to Trinidad in ballast from
Havana. She stranded on Boston Key Reef.
The master and entire crew (eight men in all)
have reached Trinidad ill safety, bringing with
them part of the rigging and other articles
saved fr.in the wreck.
Figlit wilt I be Sioux Indian*.—Mcverc l.ass
■ iiilic-letl on thr Indinus -.V Moil Tragedy.
New Y*ork,Nuv. 2?.
A Leavenworth special says Lieut. Ames,
with a detachment of 2,*i men, encountered a
band of 100 Sioux Indians near Fort Sedgwick,
and killed 8 and wounded 17, and captured 48
beef cattle, 57 mules, 24 horses, all their ponies
and plundered and burned what could not be
brought awav. He marched 170 miles in 311
hours, with nothing to eat for men and horses.
A mau naiite.l Elgin, liaving a quagrcl with
a family office brothers, named Titus, killed
two ot them and escaped. Subsequently he
was caught by the other brothers and killed.
From New Orleans.
New Orleans, Nov. 22.
Flake’s, Galveston, Bulletin, which sup oar t
3d Gov. Hamilton, Pease and Bell, and is still
the organ of the Union party of Texas, comes
imt to-day in distinct oppositiou to universal
or qualified negro suffrage.
The Texas stay law approved by the Gover
nor, requires payments in all judgments ren
dered before the 1st of January, 1867, be made
m four annual installments of oue-fourth each.
Senator Doolittle luis returned from Texas
en route to Washington.
.fieri lug of the* PcmiMyltaiaio Branch of the
Freed men’* I'uion f omnii^ion.
Phil adelphia, Nov. 22.
The Pennsylvania Branch of the Freedmen’s
Union Commission held a public meeting at
the Academy of Music this evening. Chief
Justice Chase presided nnd addressed
the meeting at some length, giving the history
of the origin and progress of the organization,
and earnestly advocating the proposed Consti
tutional amendment. Lyman Abbott and oth
er distinguished gentlemen also addressed the
assembly.
Cn-ic of Ntarvaiion at Chicago.
New7 York, Nov. 22.
A Chicago special says the reds much excite
ment caused there by the discovery of a fami
ly named Morris starving to death'. The wife
says she is a sister of John Morrissey, member
at Congress elect, to whom she has appealed
for aid in vain.
Wishing So it CariTHpoiiilcarc.
New YpRK. Nov. 22.
The Post's Washington special says General
Logan denies the statement that he is in favor
of impeaching President Johnson.
Mr. Johnson has insinuated that he w’ill
make but a few more removals before the
meeting of Congress.
The Weather.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Nov. 22.
It is snowing here; the first of the season.
Buffalo. N. Y„ Nov. 22.
Snow commenced falling here early this
morning and extends west some distance.
Excitement in Wall Street.
New Yoke, Nov. 22.
There has been considerable excitement in ,
Wall street to-day, and the evening papers re
port the stale of feeling in financial circles as ,
unsettled.
New York Item*.
New Yohe.Nov. 22.
The packet ship Mercury, from Havre Oct.
20th, arrived last, evening. She left with 452
passengers, 34 of whom died on the passage;
mostly Germans. Disease not stated. The ves
sel is now at quarantine.
F. W. Hellon, of Hellon & Co., was yester
day re-arrested for complicity with a notorious
gamble! of this city named llahcock, for nego
tiating the stolen Lord bonds. New develope
ments show that I lellon has cashed insny thou
sand dollars of the bonds, which he admits hav
ing received from Babcock.
Suicide, Becker & Co. is one of the houses
here that suspended yesterday! having lost
heavily in the gold market.
A Washington telegram gives evidence die
ted by the investigations of the Congressional
Retrenchment Committee, that the "Collector
at this port makes 840,000 a'year out of the of
fice.
The steamship Scotland has arrived; news
anticipated.
In the Superior Court to-day George Count
Johannes was non-suited in an action against
Horace If. Day, to make the latter individually
liable, as stockholder in the Bee Printing Com
pany, of Boston, agaiust whom the Count had
recovered judgment.
The Herald’s New Orleans special says it is
rumored an effort will be made to impeach Gov.
Welles for attempting to subvert the State
Government.
Yliaccllancoua Dispatches.
Buffalo, N. Y., Nov. 22.
A train of cars with crude petroleum took
fire on tlie New York and Erie Railroad Tues
day, near Adrian. Twelve cars were entirely
destroyed.
San Francisco, Nov. 21.
The Montana Territorial Legislature con
vened Nov. 3.
Hew Haven, Nov. 22.
James Brewster, one of the oldest and most
prominent citizens of New Haven, died this
morning, aged 78.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 22.
A posse of citizens of Franklin, liy., discov
ered on Tuesday night on the premises of W.
King, a large amount of booty, taken from
passengers on the Nashville Railroad, on the
night of the 8th.
Fortress Monroe, Nov. 22.
The tug Fearless from Charleston for Boston
went ashore on the 15th iust., on the outer
reef off Beaufort, N. C., and was totally
wrecked. She was afterwards sold for $400.
She was partially insured.
Destructive Fires.
St. Louis, Nov. 22.
The new brick flouring mills and an old frame
mill adjoining, containing a large Amount of
flour and corn, belonging to Wollen & Kreite,
were burned at East St. Louis yesterday. Loss
$60,000; insured $30,000, in New York offices.
The extensive quartz mill of Davidson &
Bardette, near Central City, Col., was recently
burned. Loss $100,000.
Educating the Frerilraeai.
Boston. Nov. 22.
A large meeting for the purpose of raising
fundi! to carry on the work of educating the
Hreedmen, was held by the New England
Branch of the Erccdmeu’s Union Commission
in the Tremont Temple, last evening. Ad
dresses ware made by Ex-Gov. Andrew, Rev.
Henry Ward Beecher, George Thompson, of
England, and Judge Russell.
Fenian Meeting.
St. Louis, Nov. 22.
At a lai-ge Fenian meeting, held hist even
ing, Dan O’Madigan was nominated District
Centre subject to the approval of Col. Roberts,
and a committee of three was appointed to
superintend the organization of Circles for the
enrollment of mili tary companies, and a meet
ing for that purpose will be held Friday night.
Mexirnn Aflhir*.
San Francisco, Nov. 21.
A letter from President Juarez to the Mexi
can Consul, dated Chihuahua, Oct. 15th, says
Gen. Aranda had left El Parras to form a junc
tion with Gen. Aveza, and attack Durango,
which was evacuated by the French and garri
soned by Mexican Imperialists. Only little re
sistance was expected.
From Prorgin.
Augusta, Ga., Nov. 22.
To-day was observed as a dav of fasting and
prayer throughout the State. ‘ There were no
mercantile transactions hero or at Savannah.
George Meyer, Assistant Assessor, was shot
and killed at Blaokville, S. C., by two men
named Saunders, who surrendered themselves
to the Sheriff.
Peuusy-lvattin Ami Slavery .Notirty.
Philadelphia, Nov. 22.
The annual meeting of the Pennsylvania
Anti-Slavery Society commenced to-day.—
Mr. Davis read a strongly worded petition
praying for the impeachment of President
Johnson.
Closing of iSic New York Canal*.
_ . Albany, Nov. 22.
I he Canal Commissioners announce that the
canals will be closed on the 12th of December,
except the Champlain Canal, which will be
closed on the 5th.
Reported Rejection of Mediation by
Peru.—A letter dated Valparaiso, October 17,
in the New York Tribune, says:
In the farmer offer of a mediation on the part
of the Western powers, Chili, undoubtedly ap
peared to advantage. When England and
France invited her to make peace—Wore the
bombardment'of Valparaiso—she did not hesi
tate to enter into negotiations; hut, unfortu
nately, the hasty and outrageous bombard
ment of this port by the Spanish authorities
interposed an invincible obstacle to all honor
able arrangement.
There is a report here to the effect that Col.
Prado, the head of tho Peruvian government,
liaa sent an indignant refusal of the mediation,
and that the formal rejection has already ar
rived here. If this be. true, we may look for
another visitation of the Spanish fleet. And,
candidly sneaking, if our fortifications here arc
not pushed forward with more vigor and dis
patch, Valparaiso is but little hotter adapted to
resist a bombardment than she was last May.
The public opinion with regard to the war
here is difficult to analyze^ one thing is cer
tain, and that is, that no single newspaper in
Chili has yet daied to ask for peace, which
would seem to argue a strong public feeling in
favor of continuing the war. Commercial in
terests here, as elsewhere, naturally tend
strongly to peaee, and mike great exertions to
influenca public opinion in that way; but the
masses, who really constitute the nution, ap
parently regard the rise and fall of prices as of
little moment compared to the honor of the
country.
In summing up the considerations on both
sides, I am disposed to think that the existing
uncertainty regarding the relations between
the belligerent powers is likely to continue for
some time.
Tiie Best Travelling Comp anion.—'“That
seat is occupied ,” saida bright-eyed girl at the
hotel table to a man was was about to take it.
‘ Occupied!” he growled; “where’s his bag
gage?* With a saucy upward look at him, “I
am his baggage,” she said. And this brings
me to say if you are going a long journey in
regions where it is “first come first served,”
tin* most desirable piece of baggage you can
take with \ ou is not a hat-box or a blanket,
but a woman.—If you have none, then marry
one, for you are not thorougnly equipped for
the road till you do, When dinner is ready
you follow in her blessed wake, and are snug
ly seated beside her, and exactly opposite the
tempting platter ofcliickeus, before the hirsute
crowd, womanless as Adam was till lie fell in
to a deep sleep, are let in at all. Th. re you
are, and there they are. You twain-one, with
the two best chairs in the house, served, and
smiled on. Look down the table at the un*
happy fellows, some of them actually bottom
ing the chairs they occupy, and the "arms and
hands reaching in every direcfclbn across the
table like trie tent icuke of a gigantic poly
pus. W lien night cqmes and with it a border
tavern, it is not you that shift uneasily from
side to side on the bar-room floor. If there is
any best bed she gets it and you share it. You
follow her into the best car; she is first in the
.stage coach and you are too. More than that,
a woman koejps you “upon your honor:” you
are pretty sure to behave yourself all the way.
—Letter from Iotoa.
MlflUllI /inido, Mi on || y.
Neighbor Telkinton was about six feet and
a halt long, and was familiarly known as
Talkitten.” His pedal extremities were so
well developed that No. 13 boots were 'oo lim
ted for his understanding. He was compelled
to iurnish aspecial pair of lasts and pay an ex
tra price, to protect his foundrtion from the in
clement weather.
It too several nips of long range whiskey to
put “life and metal in his heels;" hut ono cold
day. opportunities being favorable, he wpeecd
cd in getting aboard and extra suprfy and
cam? home in the nighs, very cold, anil very
badly fuddled.
Mrs. T. and her son, a boy of five or sis years
had retired for the night. She observed him
enter the room and take a seat before the em
bers ami placing one heel on the other toe,
settle down to warm and take a quiet nap.—
After dozing some time he awoke chill v; the
embers wore completely hid from view and
seeing his feet mistook them for his little boy.
when witn a majestic side wave of the hand,
he said: “Stand aside, my little son, and let
your poor father warm himself!”
PORTLAND-AND VICINITY.
AdveriWmenh To-Day.
NEW ADVERTISEMENT COLUMN.
Fine Lot for Sale.
House for Sale.
TriniOatl Molasses—Lynch, Barker * Co.
Slum—22% Congress street.
Clothing—Orin Hawkcs & Co.
Lost—Guinea.
Boy Wanted.
Private gale of Furniture.
Auction Sale—E. M. Palten* Co.
U. s. .Marshal's Notice.
House 1? urnisliing Goods—Adams & Puriutou.
the courts.
UNITED STATES CIRCUIT COURT.
SEPTEMBER TERM—JUDGE FOX PRESIDING.
Thursday.—In the oase of United States v Ja»#
Treat, the examination of William Treat, direct and
cross, occupied the entile day.
UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER’S COURT.
WM. H. CLIFFORD, ESQ., COMMISSIONER.
Thursday.—George Medamk and William T.
Cayven, of Bath, who were before the Commissioner
on Wednesday, for carrying on the retail liquor busi
ness without taking out the United States Internal
Revenue license, recognized in the sum of $800 each,
with sureties, for their appearance before the Cum
missioner on Monday, December 3d.
Amos Mason and MlUrory 3. Smith, of Hollis,
whose cnees were stated yesterday, were bound over
in the sum of $1,500 each, for their appearance at the
United Slates District Court on the first Tuesday of
December, G. F. Talbot for Government. Irving
W. Parker tor respondents.
MUNICIPAL COURT.
JUDGE KINGSBURY PRESIDING.
Thursday?—The Portland & Kennebec Railroad
Company, having suffered severely from larceny of
wood from their shed on Canal Street, es]»ecially dur
ing and just after the burning of the shed a few weeks
ago, del enabled to make an example of the pilferers,
for the purpose of deterring others from committing
like offenses, and also to save the|property of the cor
poration.
.Accordingly, Margaret Grumes, Hannah McCarty,
Mary Crowley. Barbara McDonough and William
Lally, were brought before the Court, charged with
larceny of wood belonging to the Company. Messrs.
Shepley & Strout appeared for the State, and J.
O'Donnell, Esq., for the accused. Lally was dis
charged, it being In evidence that he had permission
te take some of the charred wood. Pleas of misno
mer were entered in some of the other cases; but they
did not prevail.
Aarbaia McDonough was discharged, she swearing
that her son took the wood, while she was absent In
BostSu. Grames, McCarthy and Crawley wore ad
judged guilty, and were finod $3.17 each.
Joseph Cowan, on a search and seizure process,
paid $22.26.
Market Hall.—Old City Hall, or Market
Hd®, as it it now called, has been entiroljr rafc
ovated and turned into offices lor the several
Departments of the City Government, and they"
will all he occupied in a day or two—some of
them to-day. This will be the headquarters of
the (Sty officials until the City Government
building is completed.
On the Congress street side of Market Hall
the first room is for the Mayor and City Clerk.
Here will be held the meetings ot the Board of
Mayor and Aldermen. The next room is fitted
up for the Board of Common Council, and the
two rooms are connected by a door. Beyond
the Common Council room is an office for the
Board of Engineers of the Fire Department,
and still beyond that is another small room
which is not appropriated.
On the Middle street side of the Hall, the
first room is for the Treasurer and Collector
and City Auditor. The next one is for the As
sessors. The third one is for the City Messen
ger and the Truant Officer. The fourth one is
for the Civil Engineer.
By thus improving the old Hall the city oaves
#;T.0e per' year rent, which they have paid for
the use of Mechanics’ Hall. After these offices
are vacated by the city officials they will com
mand a good rent, as they are in such a promi
nent central position in the city.
Store-Breaking.—The shop of Messrs. Bux
ton & Fitz, corner of Cumberland and Chest
nut streets, was broken into Wednesday night
between 12 and 1 o’clock, by breaking one of
the large panes of glass in the comer window,
aud entering the shop through it. The rascal
who broke the glass cut his left haud, as there
were traces of blood where he had felt his way
around the counter to the money drawer, and
then back again. About five dollars iu curren
cy and cents was all that was taken, goods not
being the object of the robbers. The neighbors
in the house adjoining tho shop beard the ras
cals talking on the sidewalk.
Lectures.—The lecture ol Rev. Mr. Gage,
on Biblical Geography, will be given at the
chapel of the State Street Church, thi* eve
ning at 7 1-2 o’clock. The lecture is a free one
and it must be interesting to all, especially
to 8abbsth School teachers.
Rev. Mr. Bolles of this city, lectured in Saco
Wednesday evening under the auspices of the
“York Institute,” having for his subject—“In
side and Outside Views of Nature.” The lec
ture was highly gratifying to a large and close
ly attentive audience.
Pearl Street Untversalist Society.—This
Society having decided to wind up its affairs,
all those accustomed to attend this Church,
with their families, are cordially invited to be
present at a special social gathering at Me
chanics’ Hall, this Friday evening, Nov. 23d, at
7 1-2 o’clock. The Pastor, Rev. J. M. Atwood, is
expected to be present.
Per Order op the Committee.
Clothing.—It will be seen by an advertise
ment in another column, that Messrs. O.
Hawkes & Co. have taken tbe store formerly
occupied by Mr. Charles Perry, No. 293 Con
gress street, where they will keep a large and
choice selection of clothing and furnishing
goods, for men’ll and hoys’ wear, which they
can sell at prices that cannot fail to be satisfac
tory.
Jurobs.—At a special meeting of the Board
of Mayor and Aldermen, yesterday afternoon,
Ambrose Giddings and Charles Trowbridge
were drawn as Grand Jurors, and Washington
Libby and George S. Sylvester as Petit Jurors
for the December term of the United States
District Court, which commences its session on
the first Tuesday in December
Cotjgh Medicine.—One of the best remedies
for a cough is Dr. Bascom’s Cough and Croup
Syrup. It has been in use in many families in
this city for several years, and has been found
the most reliable article for a cough in the mar
ket. Our experience in its use fully sustains
the high recommendations of its friends.
Advebtising Agent.—It affords us pleasure
to recommend to the press of this State and
elsewhere, Messrs. G. P. Rowell & Co., adver
tising agents, Boston. We have found them
ready to comply with terms of advertising,
gentlemanly in their personal intercourse, and
prompt in the payment of their bi'ls.
Snow.—It commenced snowing soon after 0
o’clock last evening, but the atmosphere was
too waun for it to last, and it melted as soon as
it reached the earth.
It will be noticed by our telegraphic dispatch
es that it snowed in some parts of New York
yesterday.
Aebests.—Officer Gerts yesterday arrested
three bovs who have made petty larceny a pro
fession. The two oldest were sent to the work
house, where they will be kept out of the way
of temptation, and have an opportunity to re
form and make themselves useful.
Base Bale.—The last game of the season
will be played on the Eon’s ground to-morrow
afternoon. Picked nines from the Eon and
Athletic Clubs. This will be a game worth
seeing.
Attention is invited to the advertisement of
Dr. Carpenter, who has had great success in
this State in curing diseases of the eye, ear and
throat. He will ho at the United States Hotel
to-day.
Lot for sale corner Fore and Deer streets.
See advertisement.
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Perseverance Rewarded.—One year ago
last August, Deputy Marshal Porter, of Law
rence, Mass., had a horse stolen from him. De
termined to hunt up the thief and recover the
horse, he took it upon himself to accomplish
his desire, and a few days since arrested the
thief somewhere below Bangor. Learniug
from him that he sold the animal in this city,
Mr. Porter came here and, yesterday, saw his
horse in the street, attached to a wagon. To
the great astonishment of the man that had
purchased him, Mr. Porter claimed the ani
mal and stated how he had been stolen from
him. The man gave him up and, last evening,
the horse was sent to Boston, on his way to
Lawrence.
Thus, after a diligent hunt of sixteen months
the perseverance of Mr. Porter has been re
warded by the recovery of his horse and the
arrest of the thief.
Something New.—The “Star Self-supplying
Mucilage Bottle/’ is the very latest invention
which Yankee ingenuity has contrived for sav
ing time and trouble in the offloe or coonting
rooin. By a contrivance so simple that one
wonders nobody ever thought of it before, the
mncilage is made to flow out through the
brush, thus obviating the neoesaity of taking
off the top, as with the old bottles, while tho
whole affair is altogether a neater and more
agreable object to have on the desk.
Short & Loring, Free street, have it for sate.
Ocb Stbebtb.—Wo have been requested to
call the attention of the proper authorities to
the absolute necessity of clearing up Middle
Exchange and many other streets aud side
walks before the snow (which must soon come)
sets in.
Leacb, Pai keb & Co., 5 Deering Block, are
manufacturing Ladies’ Cloaks for the wholesale
and retail trade.
All the new books are in the Portland Cir
culating Library, 13 Free street, at Geyer’s
Stationery store.
THIS STATE.
TheFaimer says that Col. DeWitt, of Provi
dence, R. I., an accomplished engineer, with a.
corps of assistants, has been engaged for sever
al weeks past in making the preliminary work
ing survoys of the Augusta Dam and the terri
tory included in the contemplated Sprague
purchase. The work is being actively prosecu
ted with a view to its completion previous to
: the setting in of the winter. If the sale of the
| property shall be finally consummated, as it is
now confidently believed will be the case,ground
will be broken early in the spring, and the
work of construction vigorously prosecuted.
—The town ot Monmouth, according to the
Farmer, is a model place for small manufactor
ies. At North Monmouth there are two web
bing factories, one peg factory, one Bhovel and
hoe handle factor, one hoe and shovel factory.
At the Centre, one clothing establishment em
ploying about three hundred hands, one shop
for the manufacture of mocassins, one foun dry
and a sash and blind factory. At East Mon
mouth there is a large bonnet manufactory
and two manufactories of earthen ware at
South Monmouth.
—The herring fisheries of eastern Maine have
proved highly profitable the presont season,
anil the demand for labor in them is so great as
to cause agriculture in the vicinity to be much
negleoted. Eastport, Lubec, Cutler and the
neighboring islands reap a heavy harvest from
the fisheries.
—The Kennebec Journal says the heavy rain
ot last week gave a good freshet to the Ken
nebec river and brought down a large number
of mill logs, so that the up river region must
be left quite clean of logs.
—Mr. Nathaniel Davenport, aged 74 years, a
resident of Hallowcll, dropped down dead in
that place on Monday.
Brothers Tbuk.—Our Southern exchanges
bring us the most cheering intelligence. Lead
ing Virginians are enthusiastic in organizing a
State Agricultural Society. A call is made
for a meeting of all concerned at Bichmond,
on the 20th inst. Railroads return members
free. In North Carolina a State Agricultural
Society is to be organized at Raleigh on the 27th
inst.
At New Orleans a great Mechanics’ and Ag
ricultural Fair commences on the 20th and
continues to the 20tli. All steamers return pas
sengers and goods free, even’as far north as
Cairo and St. Louis; also, as many as 12 rail
roads, some of which are in Iowa, New York
and Vermont.
On another and kindred subject the South is
alive, that is, to a more varied 'industry. They
propose to cheat the Government out of the
tax on cotton by having it manufactured at
home. This tax shall be a blessing in disguise.
They can afford to bid high for the labor of fac
tory girls from New England, and they say
that these girls will be the Sabine women
whose children will conquer the world. They
see that when they begin to manufacture, emi
gration will flow in, and not before. No longer
will they look to the Democrats or the Presi
dent to savo them. They will save themselves.
Instead of trying to reform the North, they will
reform the South.
These ideas appear ia all the leading South
ern papers. There is another subject on which
they dwell. They say the day of large farms is
past. There can be no successful farming if
the owner is not his owu superintendent, if he
does not stay in the field from morning till
night, and if he does not have as much practi
al knowledge as any hand. Forty acres will
be as much as any one can manage. When
farms are of this size, population will be dense.
Then there can be schools and a high state of
civilization. The New Orleans Commercial says;
“Right or wrong, moral or immoral, just or un
just, possible or impossible, we must help our
selves.” These are the brightest days the
South ever saw. Give ns your hand!—N. Y.
Tribune.
“The Bear and Ragged Statf.”—Hot
ten’s History of Signboards” says:
The “Bear and Ragged Staff” is still the sign
of an inn at Cnmnor, to which a historic inter
est is attached, owing to its connection with
the dark tragedy of poor Amy Robsart, who in
this very house fell a victim to that stony
hearted adventurer, Robert Dudley, Earl of
Leicester. Sir Walter Scott has introduced
the house in the first chapter of “Kennil
worth.” The power the Warwick family once
enjoyed gave this sign a popularity which has
existed to the present day, though the race of
old Ncvil, and the kings he made and unmade
have each and all passed away. Its heraldic
designation has been better preserved than is
the case of some other signs; only in one in
stance, at Lower Bridge street, Chester, it has
been altered into the “Bear and Billot.” Some
times the sign of the Bear and Ragged Staff
is jocularly spoken of as the Angel and Elute.
"Masonic.—The following is a list of officers
of Cumberland Lodge, New Gloucester, for
the year 1866-7: Geo. H. Goding, Danville, W.
M.; Moses Plummer, Pownal, S. W.; Ephraim
Hiltpn, New Gloucester, J. W.; Bety. W. Mer
rill, New Gloucester, T.; John D. Anderson,
Gray, S.; Cyrus Goff, Gray, 8. D.; Edward
Cobb, Gray, J. D.; W. George W. Plummer,
New Gloucester, S. S.; Win. M. Dow, Gray,
J. S.; Daniel Fields, New Gloucester, C.; W,
Charles Megquier, New Gloucester, M.; A. M.
Nutting,New Gloucester,!.
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The Freedmen in Florida.—Gen. J. G.
Foster, Assistant Commissioner of Freedmen
in the district of Florida, reports that there is
little change in the feelings evinced toward
the freedmen in his district since his last re
port; that they are generally kindly and fairly
treated, but that sopie cases of barbarous and
nnjust conduct have come to his knowledge.
At Cedar Keyes and Monticello, it was found
necessary to scud detachments of soldiers to
assist t"bo officers of the Bureau in performing
their duties and protect the loyal refugees and
freedmen. There arc many cases of arbitra
tion, owing to the approaching close of the
working season.
Coal.—Some citizens of Norwich, Ct., re
cently chartered a schooner to bring a cargo of
coal from Philadelphia. The coal urrived a
few days sluce, was of excellent quality, weigh
ed 2,340 pounds to the ton and was offered to
the subscribers at $7.50 per ton. The enter
prise was so snucccssful that another cargo lias
been ordered.
Sunnyside.—The members and friends of
the Methodist Charoh ip Cornish, gave their :
Minister, Rev. Mr. Jones, a call Tuesday even- I
ing and presented him with $260, as a token of '
their regard and friendship.
A Visit to AVaili Alhiiumu.
A (ate number of the Fortnightly Review
has a clever sketch of Walt Whitman, the au
thor of some poems which, though utterly ir
regular and sometimes indecent, yet eotno so
near the sublime that they actually took Mr.
Emotion in, on their first appearance, some
ten years ago. The sketch is written by Mr.
M. D. Conway wrth his usual skill. AVe copy
first his account of a visit to the bard, who de
clares in his “Leaves of Grass,” with no need
less nonsense, “I celebrate myself:”
Having occasion to visit New York soon af
ter the appearance ot AValt Whitman's book, I
was urged by some friends to search him out.
It was on a Sunday in midsummer that I jour
neyed through the almost interminable anil
monotonous streets which stretch out upon
• fish-sliaped l’aumanok,” and the direction leal
m| to the very last house outward from the
grtat city—a small wooden house of two sb .t ies.
At my third knock a fi ne looking old lad y open
ed the door just enough to eye mo carefully and
ask what I wanted. It struck me, after a little,
that his mother—foi so she declared herself—
was apprehensive that an agent of the police
might be after her sou, on account of his au
dacious book. At last, howevbr, she pointed to
an open common with a central hill, and told
me I should find her son.
The day was excessively hot, the thermome
ter at nearly 100 dog., and the sun blazed down
*5 °uly sandy Long Island can the sun
bbizc. The common had not a single tree Or
shelter, aud it seemed to mo (hat only a very
devout fire-worshipper indeed could bo fonnil
there on such a day. No human being could I
see at first in any direction; but just as I was
about to return I saw stretched upon liis buck,
ajil gazing up straight at the terrible suu, the
man ! was seeking. With his gray clothing,
his blue-gray shirt, liis iron-gray hair, his
swart sun-burnt taco and bare nock, he lay up
oh the brown aud white grass—for the sun had
bhrut away its greenness—and was so like the
earth upon which he rested that he seemed al
most enough a part of it for one to pass by
without recognition.
I approached him, gave my name and reason
for searching him out, aud asked ldm if lio did
not find the suu rather hot. “Not at all too
lint,” was his reply; aud he confided to me that
this was one of his favorite places and attitudes
for composing “poems.” He then walked with
me to his home, and took me along its narrow
Ways to his room.
• A small room of about fifteen square feet,
with a single window looking out on the bar
ren solitudes of the island; a small cot, a wash
stand with a little looking-glass hung over it
from a tack in the wall, a pine table with pen,
•*k and paper on it; an old line* engraving,
representing Bacchus, hung on the wall, anil
opposite a similar one of Rllenus; these con
stituted the visible environment of Walt
Whitman. There was not, apparently, a sin
gle book in the room. In reply to my oxpres
slon of a de3irc to see liis books, he declared
that he had very few.
i luiino, upon runner inquiry, that he had
received only sueh a goo*l English education
as every American lad may receive from the
public schools, and that he now had access to
the libraries of some ot his friends. The books
he seemed to know aud love best were the Bi
ble, Homer and Shakespeare; these ho owned,
and probably had in his pockets whilst wo
were talking. He had two studies where he
read; one was the top of an oiuuihus, and the
other a small mass of saud, then entirely unin
habited, out in the ocean, called Coney Island.
Many dtws had he passed on that island, as
completely alone as Crusoe, lie had no litera
ry acquaintance beyond a company of Bohe
mians who wrote for the Saturday Press—the
organ at that time of all the audacity ot Now
lork—whom he now and then met at Plait's
lager-beer cellar.
He was remarkably taciturn, however, about
himself—considering the sublime egotism of
his book—and cared only ahont his “Dooms,”
of which he reach me one that had not then
appeared. 1 could not help suspecting that he
must have had masters; but he declared that
ke had learned all that lie knew from omnibus
drivers, ferry-boat pilots, fif hermen, boatmen,
and the men and women of the markets and
wharves. These were all inarticulate poets,
and he interpreted them. The only distin
Sishcd contemporary he had ever met was the
v. Henry Ward Beeeher, of Brooslyn, who
i visited him. He had, he said, asked Mr.
Beecher w hat were his feelings when he heard
a man swear; and that gentleman having ad
mitted that he felt shocked, he (Whitman)
Concluded that he siiil preferred keeping to
the boatman for his company.
He was at the time a little under forty years
of age. His father had been a farmer on Eong
Island, and Waft had worked on the larrn in
early life. His father was of English, liis
mother of Dutch descent, thus giving him the
blood of both the races which had settled
New York. In his youth he had listened to
the preach1 ng of the great Quaker iconoclast,
Elias Hicks, ot whom his parents were follow
ers; aud I fancy that flicks, than whom few
abler men have appeared in any country in
modern times, gave the most important contri
bution to his education. After leaving his fa
ther’s farm he taught school for a short time,
then became a printer, and afterwards a car
penter.
When his first volume appeared he was put
ting up frame dwellings ill Brooklyn; the vol
£ne was, however, set ill type by his own hand.
He had been originally of the Democratic par
^ut when the Fugitive Slave Law was pass
ed he found that he was too really democratic
for that, and uttered liis declaration of indepen
dence in a poem called “Blood-moi'c y "—a po
em not found in his works, but which was the
first he ever wrote. He confessed to having no
talent for industry, aud that his forte was
'loafing and writing poems;” he was poor, but
had discovered that he could, on the whole, live
magnificently on bread and water. He had
travelled through the country as far as New
.Orleans, where he ouce edited a paper. But I
would find, he said, all ot him—liis life, works
and days—in his book; lie had kept nothing
back whatever.
We passed the remainder of the day roaming
or loafing on Staten Island, where wo had
shade and many miles of beautiful beach.
Whilst wo bathed, I was impressed by a cer
tain grandenr about the man, and remembered
the picture of Bacchus ou the wall of his room.
1 then perceived that the sun had put a red
mask on liis face and neck, aud that his body
was a ruddy blond , pure and noble, liis form
being at the same time remarkable for tine
curves and for that grace of movement which
is the flower of shape ly and well-knit bones.
His head was oviform in every way; his hair,
which was strougiy mixed with gray, was cut
close to his head, and, with liis heard, was in
strang! contrast to the almost infantine fulness
and serenity of his face. This ser. niti, howev
er, came from the uuiet light blue 'eyes, and
above these there were three or tour deep hor
izontal furrows which life had plough'd. The
first glow of any kind that I saw ahont him
was when he entered the water, which he fair
ly hugged with a lover’s enthusiasm. But when
he was talking about that which deeply inter
ested him, his voice, always gentle and clear,
became slow, and his eyelids hod a tendency
to decline over his eyes. It was impossible not
to feel at every moment the reality of every
word and movement of the man, and also the
surprising delicacy of one who was even
freer with his pen than modest Montaigne.
Of a subsequent interview, Mr. Conway gives
us tho following acconnt:
J. ton ml him on the appointed morning setting
type in a Brooklyn printing-office, a pa
per from the Democratic Ueview, urgin ' the
superiority of Walt Whitmans poetry over
that of Tennyson, which he meant to print (as
he uid everything, pro and con, in full) in the
appendix of his next edition. Ho still had on
the workingman's garb, wliirli (he said) lie had
been brought up to wear, and now found it an
advantage to continue.
Nothing could surpass the blond iug of insoU’
ciance with active observation in liis manner
as we strolled along the streets. “Look at that
tace. he exclaimed once as we paused near
the office of the Herald. I looked aud behold a
boy of perhaps fifteen years, with certainly a
hideous countenance, the face one-sided, and
one eye almost hanging out of a villanous low
forehead. He had a bundle under liis ana.—
‘There,” s.iid Walt, “is a New York reptile.—
There’s poison about his faugs I think.'* We
watched him as he looked furtively about, and
presently he seemed to see that wo had our
eyes on him, and wits skulking off. At that
my companion beckoned him, aud after a lit
tle time succeeded in bringing him to us, when
we found that ho was selling obscene books.
At the Tombs prison we went among the
prisoners, ami the ennfidenoe aud volubility
with which they ran to him to pour out their
grievances, as if he were one in authority, was
singular. In one man’s case be took a special
interest Tim man, pending trial for a slight
offence, had been put iuto a very disagreeable
and unhealthy place. Hearing his account,
\V alt turned about, went straight to the gov
ernor of tlu* prison and related the matter—
ending thus: In my opinion it is a damned
shame. J he governor was at first stunned by
tins from an outsider, and one in the dress of a
laborer; then ho eyed him from fiend to foot a<
if questioning whether to commit him; during
which the offender stood eyeing the governor
in turn with a severe serenity. Walt triumph
ed in this duel of eyeshots, and without anoth
er word, the governor called an officer to go
and transfer the prisoner to a better room. I
have often remembered the oath of Walt Whit
man on this occasion, as being one of the most
religious utterances I have ever heard.
London Society, for November is received
and for sale at the bookstore of C. It. Chisholm
& Brothers, 307 Congress street. The illustra
tions of this number are uncommonly good. A»
new novel by Miss Tnomas, entitled “Playing
for High Stakes,” will be commenced in this
magazine in January.
VAK1BTIKN.
—Upon being admitted into the Greek
Cliureh last mouth tlie Princess Dagmar of
Denmark received the nanus of Maria Feodo
rowa. On tlie occasion of her marriage the
princess promises to present a dowry to each
of eight young Danish girls, without fortune,
who may }>e married in the course of the next
three months.
A man and his wite are in the Wisconsin
Insane Asylum, both made insane by the death
of their only son at Andcrsouville.
—It will be gratifying to those who inten.l to
visit the great exhibition at Paris next year, to
learn that every preparation is beiug made’ to
insure their comfort. The perfect of the Seine
has bought 400 acres of land near Paris for the
accommation of foreigners’ bodies in the event
of the reappoarance of the cholera.
—Afire-eating Irishman challenged a bar
rister, who gratified him by an acceptance.—
The duellist being very lame, requested lie
might have a prop. “Suppose,” said lie, “I
lean against this milostono?” “With pleas
ure,' replied the lawyer, on condition that I
may lean against the next” This joke settled
tlie quarrel.
—The Mayor of a town in the west of Fug
land, questioning the boys at the ragged
schools, asked them what were the pomps and
vanities of this wieked world. A little boy
said: “The Mayor and corporation goini to
ernreh, sir.” °
^Washington dispatches say Secretary Mc
Culloch makes no secret of his opposition to
removals from office for political reasons, it Is
also understood that the Secretary has assur
anecs from the Pro blent that his wishes in
this matter wili gouerally he respected.
Hon. Hannibal Hamlin has 1 cen invited
to preside at the evening banquet which will
follow the mass welcome to Congress on the
1st of December. The governors of all the
loyal States and the mayors of the principal
cities are among the invited guests.
—The postal service in tlie e'ovcn seceded
•States, which bpfoie the war never paid ex
penses, has netted over two hundred thousand
dollars profit during the past year.
—A man in Lewisburg, Preble county
Ohio, having died of delirium tremens, hia
wife brought suit for damages against two men
of whom ho hail been accustom.si to buy
liquor. The County Court awarded her gVKJ
from one of the men, and .<3P0 from the other
— lhe New York correspondent of a Western
paper exerts himself to describe tlie nose of the
Hon. John Morrissey: “It is the quoerest nose
I have seen in a long time—perhaps the queer
est I have ever seen. It is not Roman, not
Grecian, not pug, not aquiline, but appears to
me rather like a subjugated pug, reconstruct
ed on the Grecian principle.”
—A Varis daily gives its readers the follow
ing important news: “Wo see that tho Repub
lican party in the United States are preparing
to impeach President Johnson. The Senate
will decide upon the propriety of the impeach
ment if it is formally proposed by the Ciiiin
ber of Deputies. What is remarkable is that
the president of the Senate, Mr. Chase, is a can
didate for the coming Presidential election,
and will consequently be in direct competition
with Johnson.”
How THE Gov CHYME N’T GOT INFORMATION
from Richmond.—A Richmond correspondent
of the New York Times gives the following:
The country will remember that during tho
winter our Government obtained assurance
ot the hopelessness of the rebel cause by com
ing into tho possession of tlie testimony of
General Lee before a committee of the reb d
Congress, which was never reported to tho
House except in secret session, if at all. A
full history of the manner in which the Gov
ernment obtained that information would bo
more interesting than any romance, but it is
too soon yet to do more than outline it. The
evidence of General Leo was taken late in the
winter by this committee, and long before the
committee bad determined what course they
tliouhl pursue—almost before Hie ink was drv
upou their notes—the entire statement of the
rebel General, word for word, was in tho pos
session of President Lincoln at Washington.—
lu the room where tlie committee met’was a
closet, and from that closet, immediately after
adjournment, came the priceless information.
Outs.de the hon e it at once changed hands,
and the second party walked leisurely through
the streets ot Richmond with it, until upon
tlie environs he encountered one of the com
mon country carts of this se ction, proceeding
with lull ot a newly-killed beef to the rebel
lines in Butler s front.
No communication that the most lynx-eyed
could perceive passed lie tween the man and
the cart, but the former gradually changed his
direction, and was sism walking back iu the
direction whence he came. The cart went on,
reached and passed through the rebel camps
without molestation, and reached the pickets,
where it halted, ns p matter of course. The
beof was destined for the house o1 a planter
I list beyond the rebel lines, and in plain sight
of their outposts, ami about equi-distnnl be
tween thousand our own outposts. Those ex
planations made, and a careless search of tlie
cart made by the rebel sentry, that is, a look
into it, the cart proceeded on its way. Juat as
it neared the house a small party of our cav
airy made a dash at it, and to the utter sur
prise of the rebel pickets, who saw the who e
a flair, our men only hovered a moment around
the cart, then galloped back with one more
man than they came with, leaving cart and
beef and driver and mule behind them. They
did not know it then, hut under the beef was a
mail, and the in in hail a package, and tho
package contained the statements of Gen Leo
before the committee of Congress a few hours
before.
• In outline, this is how tho thing was done —
It may seem strange, hut Lincoln and Grant
knew long before many of the highest officials
ot the insurgent Government the sworn state
ments of their commanders as to the hopeless
ness of farther resistance. Knowing that the
(.over union t andGrant bad this information
ox [cam. many things in connection with the
arrival within our lines of Hunter, Stephens
and Campbell at tho time of tlie Hampton
Uoada conference, which at that time were in
explicable. The feat of obtaining this infor
mation s unrivalled in the annals of war, and
gradually as the facts come to light, it will be
found that Grant had ovary day such particu
lar information from the rebel capital that he
knew what Jeff Davis was talking about each
day m the most private of his conversations
with his cabinet and members of his Congress.
The Amendment in Oregon.—A Portland
(Oregon) correspondent of the Han Francisco
Bn'letin, gives a curious history of the vicissi
tudes of the constitutional amendment in the
lower bianch of the Legislature. It will he re
membered that the telegraph first informed ns
of the ratification of the Amendment by both
Houses of the Legislature. Later we learned
that two Union members of the House having
been unseated, a resolution was adopted by
that body declaring that the “ratification of the
Amendment did not express the will of the
House as it now stands, after being purged of
its illegal membeis.” It seems this resolution
was passed by 31 Yeas against 23 Nays, one
Union member, Mr. Rosenheim of Portland •
voting with the Democrats. A few days later,
a motion to reconsider the disapproval of the
ratification was passed, Mr. Rosenheim return
ing to his party, and on October If) a new and
final vote on the motion to disapprove the rat
ification was taken, and the motion negatived
by 3t Yeas against 23 Nays—a strict party vote.
Thus Oregon maintains its claim to be one of
the States which ratified the Amendment,
while Mr. Rosenheim has established for him
self an unenviable reputation for imbecility.
Rich Men's Sons.—Henry Ward Beecher, in
a sermon at Plymouth church last Sunday
evening, produced the following picture of rich
men's sons:
. Men seem ashamed of labor, and often, often
yon shall find men have made themselves re
spectable in labor, have built up a Ims'iiesa ami
amassed a fortune, who turn to their sons and
say: “Yon shall never do as T did; you shall
load a different life; you shall l>e spared all
this.” Oh, these rich men's sods! They aim'to
ltyul a life of elegant leisure; and it is a life of
einasciil ited idleness and laziness. Like the
I>olyp that floats useless and nastv unon the
sea, all .jelly, all flabby, no muscle, no tiono—it
shuts and opens, and opens and shuts, and
sucks in and squirts out again, of no earthly
account, influence nr use. Such are these poor
tools. Their parents tolled and grew stTong
built up their frames of iron ami of bone- ut
denying all this to their sous, they <urn them
upon the world boneless, museleless simple
gristle, and soft at that. What if you do get
your time reduced toeighthnurs.and wages in
creased to $5, does that educate you? ”

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