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New Advertisements To-Dny.
Sheriff’s Sale—F. O. Bailey & Co.
Christmas Festival—Allen Mission.
Music Hall—Wilson & Clarke.
Fluent Hall—Barnabce
Turkeys, &c—J. L. Boston.
For Sale—C. D. Small.
Excelsior Crackeis—Geo. W. H. Brooks.
Every Yankee Boy—J. R. Lunt.
City of Portland—Committee on Streets.
Lost—Breast Pin.
The Most Valuable Gift—Win. T>. Little.
Lost—J. W. Robinson.
The Triumph Washer—W. H. Murch.
Boots and Shoes—Goldtb waite.
Christmas Candy—Alien Gow.
Eureka—Fernald & Sawyer.
Coveil & Co.’s Announcements—2.
Superior Conn.
Monday.—William H. Blair vs. Albion Cotton.
This is an action of trespass to recover damages for
t iking and carrying away a quantity of beans, com
and pumpkins alleged to have been the property of
the plaintiff. Damages claimed $150.
Plaintiff* says at the defendant's solicitation he took
a lot of land in Pownal, where both parties reside, to
carry on at the halves ;that just previous to the ripen
ing of the crops the defendant went on and carried
away all the crops except the potatoes; the plaintiff
harvested one-half of the potatoes, leaving the other
half for the defendant.
The defendant denies that there was any such ar
rangement; he says there was some talk about the
place being carried on in that way, with the wife of
Blair, but no arrangement was ever complete!. De
cision reserved.
Vinton for the plaintiff.
Motley for the defendant.
William H. Blair vs. Albion Cotton. This is an
action to recover damages alleged to have been sus
tained by reason of a malicious prosecution institut
ed by the defendant in this case.
Alter Blair dug the potatoes, as stated In the above
case, Cotton went to Trial Justice Humphrey of Yar
mouth and made a complaint against Blair for the 1
larceny of ten bushels of potatoes upon which com
plaint the justice issued a warrant for the arrest of
Blair. A trial was had and the justice after learning
the facts discharged the prisoner.
The defendant says he had no malice against Blair;
that he went to Mr. Humphrey and after telling him
all the facts in the case Mr. Humphrey told him if it
was his cate he should prosecute him; that thereup
on he requested a warrant and the justice issued one
Mr. Humphrey denies the defendant’s statement and
says that Cotton came to him in the morning and
said that he and his neighbors had long been want
ing to check the career of a miserable fellow up in
his neighborhood by the name of Blair, and that he
rejoiced to say he had now got the chance; he then
stated that Biair had gone on to his territory and
took away ten bushels of potatoes and wanted him
arrested forthwith; Mr. Humphrey says he never
gave him any advice and the only time be was ask
ed for advice, which was subsequent to this transac
tion, he refused. Decision reserved.
Vinton tor the plaintiff.
Motley for the defendant.
Court comes in at nine o'clock Tuesday morning.
Brier Jottings.
The sale of reserved seats for the course of
lectures by the Y. M. C. A. opens at Stock
bridge’s to-day.
Two legacies, one of $50,000 and the other of
$75,000 fell to the lot of one of our well-known
jewelers recently, and strange to relate he
didn’t object to it either.
Yesterday a Welchman by the name ef
Benjamin Evans fell dead while at work at the
Rolling Mills. Cause heart disease. Coroner
Gould was called, but deemed an inquest un
Yesterday the sleighing was all that could be
asked for and was improved by everybody who
could control a conveyance of any kind.
The stock of evergreens for sale iu the vicini
ty of the post-office is larger than ever before
and indicates the nearness of Christmas.
Lovers of skating daily flock to the basin.
The steamer Aihambraof Boston, which ar
rived here Satuiday, left yesterday for Halifax
with a full freight. This steamer is not the
one chartered by the Grand Trunk, as that is
an English vessel.
The Arcadian of the Allen line is expected
here to day from Halifax.
Freight over the Grand Trunk Railway is
still pouring into the city. Impromptu plat
forms have been erected at the east end of the
freight house, upon which car ioads of beef iB
barrels, aod boxes of general merchandise are
being piled.
The police are determined to break up the
bad habit some boys have of snowballing in the
streets. Yesterday officer York arrested six
boys for indulging in this practice.
Yesterday the draw of Tukey’s bridge was
partially carried away by a show running
against it, and the bridge will be closed for re
The officers in charge of the poultry show
are beginning their preparations for the grand
exhibition to be given next month. The pre
mium silver cups are very elegant in design.
Owing to unavoidable circumstances, St.
Luke’s concert is postponed. Due notice will
be given of its occurrence.
A splendid piece of workmanship is the order
of dances gotten up for the printers’ ball.
What might have been a serious fight be
tween two angry men on Commercial street
yesterday, was suddenly averted by two dogs of
the baser sort getting into a snarl almost un
der the feet of the men. Of course the atten
tion of the crowd wa« directed from the antici
pated battle to the real one.
Few people are aware of the thought and
time spent by store-keepers in arranging their
display wiudows for the attraction of the pass
er by. Yet judging by the attention the vari
ous windows received yesterday, it would seem
that they were in a degree appreciated.
The teachers of the public schools will be
paid by the CityTreasurer to-morrow.
The Maine Real Estate Register, conducted
by Mr. F. G. Patterson, will make its appear
ance this week.
Barnabee is coming. See announcement in
amusement column. Everybody will want to
hear him.
Mr. A. R. Warner, steward of the steamer
lawiston, was agreeabiy surprised at his resi
dence in Stetson Place, off Park street, by the
crew in his department on the boat, who pre
sented him with an easy chair as a etestmouial
of their regard.
Our pol'ce authorities will do well to inquire
in‘o the working of a pr'ze candy enterprise on
Exchange street. It is said to be running in
violation of onr State laws.
The old Game Repeated.—Not long ago a
couple of young ladies conceived the idea of
playing a joke upon a few young men of their
acquaintauce. They addressed polite and fine
ly word, d notes to six of said geutlemen, ask
ing for an interview at a certain hotel. At the
time appointed five of the victims appeared in
the parlor of the hotel named and began to
“wait.” The sixth one preferred to look on, so
he posted himself in a good position, out of
sight of the others. At last his patience gave
out, and he burst into the room, and in polite
terms informed them that they had been
“sold.” Their feelings and looks can better be
imagined than expressed in print, but suffice it
to say that they earnestly desire to know the
projectors of the hoax.
Art Notes.—Harry Brown has been bestir
ring himself for Christmas and has just put off
from his easel ten pictures, which are on exhi
bition at Hale’s. Six of his paintings have
been sold for Christmas, and there is still a
rush for them. Those now on exhibitiou are
charming hits of color aud will rank among
his best efforts. A superb painting of the Ro
man forum, some delicious Mediterranean
sketches, aud several of those exquisite ma
rines are the most not’ceable.
George Seavey makes makes his mark in
several tender flower pieces, full of color and
expression. A cluster of daisies and golden
rod. sad with its its suggestions of autumn,and
a water lily, fit *» wear in the crowu of a Prit>
cess, are two of the best.
Weights and Measures,—Mr, W. R. P.
Cross, the city officer who looks after these
matters, is winding up his yearly business, as
by law be is obliged to present his annual re
port in March. Few people have any idea of
the causesof a deflection from the correct
standard in scales. Dust is a powersul derau
ger and necessitates the yearly cleans,Dg of
the inner works of the scale. Halt air corrodes
and rusts the iron and uses up the scale yery
rapidly. ___
Accident.—As the steamer North American
was about to sail on Saturday, a man somewhat
intoxicated, whose Dame we were unable to
Jearn, fell overboard and was with difficulty
xescued. Upon bringing him t® the deck it
-was ascertained that his ankle bone had been
broken by the fall. He was conveyed on shore
to his home. He was intending to take pas
page in the steamer.
School Committee meeting.
The regular meeting of the School Commit
tee was held last evening.
Mr. Pullen reported the resignation of Miss
Phillips of Park Street Grammar School, which
was received Nov. 29th, and the substitution of
MissjTrue as temporary teacher. The resignat
ion of Miss Phillips was accepted.
The application of Miss Sadie Gill of Farm
ington, for a situation as teacher, was read and
referred to the Committee on Examination.
Rev, Dr. Shailer in behalf of the executive
committee reported the following estimates:
On cost of remodelling the High School
building and purchasing settees and appara
tus, Chemistry: Pneumatics $201,00; Electrics
$181.75; Laws of Matter $81.75; Magnetics
$150.00; Hydrostatics $02.25; Heat $39.35;
Sound $39 50; Chemicals $15399.
Philosophy: Pneumatics $142.25: Optics
$32.25; Laws of Matter $74.50; Hydrostatics
$40.75; Heat $41.00; Aconstics $80.00;Magnetics
$.54.00; Electricity $79.50; Astronomy $100.00;
Chemicals $105 85; Teliuriou $100; Telescope
$425; Surveyors’ Instruments $75; Spectro
scope $140.
Settees $000; glass partitions $3,750; remov
ing partitions and repairing lower story $500;
repairing stairs $225; whitening $200.
On altering the Centre street school bnilding
Gate $75; concrete paving $900; painting $1000;
whitening and plastering $150,00; floor and
stairs $70; cellar windows $50; water-closet
$500; masouy $50.
The report was accepted and laid on the ta
Bills to the amount of $10,595.82 were ap
proved. This includes the salary bill of $15,
908.35 for the quarter.
Orders Passed: That Frederick Davis be re
moved feom the North school to school No. 1,
that the Christmas vacation he extended to
January 5th, 1874; that should Mr. Wentworth
principal of the North School resign prior to
the uext regular monthly meeting, the matter
of supplying the vacancy is hereby referred to
the sub-committee on the North School with
instructions to report a candidate, or candidate
for that place; that the sub-committee on
Brackett street grammar school for girls are
hereby authorized to purchase the following
four books of reference for the use of that
school, at a cost not to exceed $8: Age of Fa
ble; History of France, student’s edition; Age
of chivalry; Quaekeubos’ History of the United
The resignation of Miss Annie A. Baldwin
was accepted,
The Fannie Skofield.—This new and splem
did bark, recently launched at Skofield’s yard,
Brunswiek, aud now lying at Central wharf,
deserves more than the brief notice we were
enabled to give soon after her launching.
She is 1062 tons burden, new measurement,
. is built of oak with hard pine finish, and is
copper fastened throughout. She is esteemed
by her bu filers aud others competent to judge,
as rarely equalled in the massiveness of her
build. She is 165 feet on the keel, 36 feet beam
and is doubled decked with 22£ feet bold.
Her interior finish is on the same scale. She
has two cabins finished in walnut, chestnut
and cherry, with tas;y mouldings. Her bath
room, medicine closet, pautry, etc., are models
of taste and convenience. Nothing that mod
ern invention and ingenuity can supply for the
convenience aDd comfort of the officers is omit
ted. The joiner work was done by S. Hobbs of
Bowdoinham, and reflects credit uoon his skill,
as does also the painting and graining, which
was under the charge of W. M. Corbett of
Brunswick. Alvin Neal of this city rigged
her, and E. A. Sawyer made her sails. She
cost $70,000, and will be commanded by Capt.
William Reagan of this city. She is inteuded
for the general freighting business, aud will
leave in a few days in ballast for Savannah,
Ga., where she loads with cotton for Europe.
Witbin a few days past she has been visited
by a large number of gentlemen interested in
looking over such a splendid specimen of work
manship, aud has received from one and all the
highest encomiums.
[Copyright Secured,!
Krista Kringle. '
W. A. Duran, 170 Fore street, advertises to
have one of the very best stocks of clothing and
gentlemen’s furnishing goods in the city,
which he is selling as low as the lowest.
Stebbins’ Cigar Store, 360 Congress street,
is famous for its excellent tobacco aud reasona
ble prices. A large stock of fiue cigars, good
tobacco, beautiful pipes aud smoking articles
generally are selling at low rates.
Litchfield, 82 Exchange street, is ready to
sell 6000 pounds of pure candy at 25 cents a
pound. His stock of confections is nice and
H. G. Quincy, at the corner store in Old
City Building, has a large aud fine assortment
of toys aud fancy articles which he issellingjat
bottom prices.
Briggs & Co., 305 Congress street, are sell
ing a very large stock of goods, embracing
every thing in their line, at very low prices.
Their advertisement is a very attractive one.
Personal.—News was received last Satur
day in this city of the demise of Mr. George F.
Emery, son of G. F. Emery, Esq., Clerk of the
United States Circuit Court. Mr. Emery died
at San Francisco on that day of consumption.
He was 28 years old. a graduate of Harvard of
the class of 1866, and was a lawyer by profes
Francis Murphy, who has been in the em
ployment of the New Hampshire Temperance
Union since last April, has given 93 lectures,
obtained 5,210 signatures to the pledge and col
lected $1,080.40 for the Union. At the lr.te
meeting of the Union a resolution was adopted
recognizing the valuable services ef Mr Mur
Mayor McMullan of Biddeford, was in town
India Street Course.—Owing to the illness
of Gov. Perham the lecture last eveniug in the
India street course was delivered by D. H. In
graham. He selected his highly interesting
lecture entitled “Architecture in Europe,” The
audience was one of the largest that has at
tended during the course,and it paid the closest
attention. 'This was supposed to be the last
entertainment, but Gov. Perham has sent word
that he will give his lecture next Monday eve
ning. There will also be a grand concert given
on Saturday evening, by some of the finest
talent in the city.
Mr. Decklow’s Investment.—This new
play was presented last evening at Grand
Army Hall, by the young ladies and gentle
men of St. Paul’s Guild with a charming suc
cess. Mr. and Mrs. Ducklow and Miss Bes
wick were the principal characters and sus
tained their several parts as did indeed all the
others admirably. The play wiil be repeated
this evening at the same place. This presenta
tion being for the purpose of adding to the
fund of the St. Paul society becomes a worthy
Music Hall.—A fair audience greeted Wil
son & Clark’s grand consolidation troupe at
this popular place of amusement last evening.
The audience made up the lack of numbers in
the enthusiasm with which they greeted the
performance. Taken all in all, the audience
appeared to be perfectly satisfied with the en
tertainment. To-night “Ducle Sam” and “Bar
ney aud the Baronet” will be given.
Masonic.—At the atiuual meeting of Port
land Commandery last evening, the following
officers were elected for the eusuiug year: S,
C. Gordon, E. Commander; IVm. G. Davis,
Generalissimo; A. S. Hinds. Capt. General;
C, C. Hayes, PrelatejJFrank H. Swett, S War
den; B. K. Gately, J. Warden; Geo. B. Shaw,
Treasurer; M. N, Bich, Recorder.
Woodfords’ Corner.—A grand clam sup
per is to he given on Christmas evening. Tha
lycenm meets Wednesday evening and the
same question of last week will be discussed.
The Good Templars are largely increasing their
Gorham.—The course of lectures and con
certs to be given by the ladies of the M, E.
parish, will begin Dec. 20th with a grand con
cert, at which John L. Shaw, Mrs. Wetherbee,
Miss Leach and William Colby will appear. *
Lecture.—Fred Douglass will deliver his
new lecture, “The Hero of Harper’s Ferry,” it;
City Hall, the evening of January tlth, There
will undoubtedly be a large attendance.
CpmsTMAs Candy 25 cts. per pound, or five
pouudg for Sl-00, at Allen Gow’s, 300 Congress
street. dc23 3t
Eureka.—It is the nobbiest thing out fqr
sleigbiug parties. Children cry for it. The
use of it comes reasonable. Fern aid & Sawyer
have it. It is the Forest City Belle. Look out
for itduring the.holidays. Kept at 451 Con
gress street.
Silk Windsor Ties, 23c.
Wool Roman Scarfs. 30c.,
At Covf.ll & Co.’s,
d23-2t cor. Congress ami Brown streets.
fj, looking over the many assortments of
goods now offered for Christmas, we would call
your attention to the advertisement of Coveil
'& Co , in another column. They have tailed
a large lot of goods to their stock,among wirnh
arc many desirable ones for holiday gifts. 2t
For Sale on favorable terms, a valuable
slate property, partially developed, with most
encouraging prospects, in the eastern part of
the State. Owners refer to S. T. I’ullen, Esq..
Press office. ieli-dtf
Chapped Hands, face, rough skin, pimples
ringworm, salt-rheum and other cutaneous af
fections cured, and the skin made soft and
smooth, by using the Juniper Tar Soap, made
by Caswell, Hazard & Co., New York. Be cer
tain to get the Juniper Tar Soap, as there are
many imitations made with common tar which
are worthless. nov2G-4w
Liebig’s Liquid Extract op Bef.f does not
require cooking or warming—Is in the form
a Foreign Liqueur. Is composed of Beef Bran
dy and Touics—Sold by Grocers and Wine
Merchants as a high class Cordiai or Liqueur
and by Druggists as a superior nutritive Tonic.
The Journal says Frank Sawtelle of South
Lewiston, telegraph operator at Crowley’s, was
out gunning on Friday, and in firing his gun
burst, His left wrist and arm were severely
burned and lacerated.
Mrs. \Y. F. Johnson of Livermore, while on
a visit to her daughter at West Farmington
last Friday, was attacked with paralysis from
which she died iu a few minutes, as we learu
from the Lewiston Journal.
Two scholars iu a school in Greene interfered
while the teacher was attempting to punish a
scholar for some misdemeauor, and attempted
t1 flog the master. They were arrested and
taken before the Municipal Court at Lewiston
and fined $10 each, says the Journal.
A mau who advertised his wife in the col
umns of the Kennebec Journal, as haviug left
his bed and board, and forbidding parties to
trust her, relented after two or three insertions
of tlie advertisement and ordered that it be
withdrawn. He and his other half had “made
Friend Eli Jones, has gone to Oldtown, to
hold a series of meetings with the Penobscot
tribe of Iudiaus.
A bay horse and grocery wagon belonging to
Aurelia Young of Rockland, was stolen at
Camden Friday evening. As yet there is no
clue to the thief. The horse was valued at $200.
A Lovell correspondent says Seth Stewart of
Fryeburg, raised and sold to Mr. Barnes Walk
er of that village,one hundred and twenty-five
young turkies, whose aggregate weight was
1153 pounds, or an average of a little more than
nine and one quarter pounds each.
Lumbering of all kinds is being carried on to
a greater extent than ever before in this sec
tion, and teams to and from the Portland &
Ogdenshurg railroad are thick and busy.
The P. & O. will be built through thB mount
ains and Portland will get the “lion's share” of
the business.
The Whig says a report is current that dur
ing a recent bloody fight at or near Chesuncook
Lake, Freuchinau uamed Thomas Gerauda
was fatally stabbed.
The Whig says parties from this State are in
Boston procuring subscriptions to the stock of
a new steamboat company. They propose a
daily liue between Boston and Bangor, one
steamer to leave each port at 5 o’elock p. m.,
making the run without landing in fourteen
There are thirteen prisoness in the jail at
Maehias, but only one of them is to go before
the Supreme Judicial Court.
Lewis B Gerrish of Lebanon, has been ap
pointed clerk at the Kittery navy yard, in place
of W. H. Hammond.
The school house in district No. 0 in Water
ford, was burned to the ground one night last
week. The fire took from imperfect connec
tion between the stove pipe and chimney.
In Saco Saturday night Mrs. McCullock over
turned and broke a kerosene lamp, the oil of
which ignited and set fire to the table and cre
ated a general alarm of fire. The flames were
soon extinguished and not much damage was
Patent were issued to the following citizens
of Maine during the week ending December 2d:
T. Merrill, Portland, combined ruler and blot
ter; G. C. Offen, Portland, safety attachment
for car trucks; C. B. Conant. Lewiston, burn
isher for photographs; J. Patterson, Bangor,
bridle blind.
Serious Assault.
Brunswick, Dec. 22.—Thomas Pinkham and
Timothy MeKenney got into a dispute last
night at Great Island, Harpswell, during
which Pinkham stabbed MeKenney in the ab
domen inflicting a dangerous wound. At last
accounts he was comfortable and it is thought
he may recover. Pinkham is nearly 70 years
of age, but of great physical strength, and is
said to be a hard character. MeKenney is a
young man about 20 years of age.
Iiunuehing ut Kittery,
Portsmouth, N. H., Dec. 22.—The United
States steamship Marion was successfully
lauuched from the navy yard this afternoon,
Constructor Isaiah Hanscom and other govern
ment officials being present.
Tweed Again.
New York, Dec. 22.—It is reported that
Tweed will be brought up within a few days on
a writ of habeas corpus before the Court of
Oyer and Terminer, when the question will be
raised whether Blackwell’s Island is a county
jail or a plaoe to which one convicted of a mis
demeanor can be legally committed.
Further Particular* ut Genet’* Kscape.
Harry Genet, who was found guilty of fraud
on Friday last, has escaped. Since his convic
tion he has been in the custody of deputy sher
iff Shields, at hisresideuce iu Harlem. Shields
sat up with him last night until 3 o’clock. Ge
net then asked permission to go up stairs to see
his wife, saying that it may be the last time,
Shields was satisfied that it was all right, as he
had allowed him to do the same thing the night
previous and he had returned promptly. The
deputy sheriff felt fatigued and fell asleep, not
awaking until 7 o’clock this tuorniug, when he
discovered that his pri-oner was not to be
found. He spoke to Mrs. Genet, but she de
nied that she had seen her husband at all, and
said that he did not corns up stairs.
Opinion* of the IVew York Press on the
Virginias Decision.
The Attorney General’s last reported decis
ion regarding the Virginius constitutes the
leading topic of discussion in the morning jour
The Tribune says that, if our government has
reached this decision there should be no hesita
tion in pressing with the utmost frankness and
promptness the measures for the condemnation
of the compromised vessel.
The Times says editorially that *'we have no
doubt whatever that the Virginius carried the
American flag fraudulently; that she was not
only engaged in a filibustering expedition of
the grossest kind, but that she was to all in
tents and purposes an insurgent steamer be
longing to the Cubans, and only using the
American flag as a blind to cover an illegal ex
pedition. All this of course could not be known
at first.
Tne Spanish government has had time to put
in its evidence, and of course that evidence
would he placed before the Attorney General.
From all that we know of it we should judge
that the evidence iu question leaves no room
for doubt as te the true character of the Vir
gioius. She has practiced a cheat upon the
Unittd States government; she had no right to
carry the American flag; and was engaged in
an enterprise which was a distinct vielation of
the law.
Per contra, the Herald Washington dispatch
contains a long statement to the effect that the
right of tlie Virginius to carry our flag is fully
established, and that such is the judgment of
the administration.
Tbc Rank*.
The amount of greenbaks now in banks in
New York is almost identical with the sum to
tal held this time last year, while the Treasury
lias increased its outstanding greenbaks $19,
903,000, and the national bank circulation lias
been increased $6 500,000, The bank loans in
New York on 883,000,000. Capital then stood
$275^100,000. They now stand on $86,500,000.
Capital $268,800,000.
Forefathers’ Day.
Tlie New England Society of this city held
their annual festival in commemoration of the
landing of the Pilgrims at Delmonico’s to
night. President Eliot C. Cowdin presided.
Tlie hall was tastefully festooned with flags.
Besides the distinguished gentlemen who
spoke tlie following prominent people were
present: Gen. Poe of Sherman’s staff, Gen,
Stewart L. Woodford, Col. Howe, Hon, F. W.
Thomas of Montreal, Gen. Howard of Rhode
Island, Win. M. Fleiss, Col. Bliss, the Presi
dents of the societies of St. George, St. Patrick,
St, Andrews, and St. Nicholas, and many oth
During tlie banquet, which preceded the oth
er exercises, the Hon. Charles Sumner who ar
rived from Washington late this evening, was
escorted to a seat at tlie right of President
Cowdin, the audience greeting him with cheers
and continued hand-clapping. He took his seat
with Gen. Sherman on his right, both entering
into the most cordial conversation.
Henry Ward Beeiiner pronounced the bless
ing prior to tlie banquet, {After lengthy discus
sum of the bounties by the three hundred per
sons present, President Cowdin thanked the
society for its kindness during his term of of
fice. which expires to-day, and proposed the
toast ‘‘The day we celebrate,” and ispokc to it
at some length, referring to the moulding in
fluence of New England ideas which has h3en
felt by so many generations, and closed by an
eulogy of the Puritans, saving:
Auu wnen we seen me source or onr fran
chise, the origin of our liberty and greatness,
we find it ever in the ev’ef memorable lines
traced bv a few heaven inspired toen in tiie |
cabin of a frajl vessel being near ari inhospita
hie coast. . The brletj con,pact of the Mayflow
er was our Magna Charta. A little baud of
pilgrims were tile founders of our glorious Ke
pt! iriic,"
A compliment of flje retiring president tp l)is
successor, Hon. J. H. Hadey, was greeted W'f|i
cheers and tumultuous applause. The second
toast, “The Senate of the United States,” was
fn introducing Spnator Charles Sumuer,
Presideut Cgiydin said he was proud to intro
duce to the sons of New England ip New York
that son of New England, who is the acknowl
edged cliampion of freedom and liberty through
out the world. Three cheers, the whole society
lising, and cheering the Seuator over and over I
In response to the toast “The Senate of the
United States,” Senator Sumner of Massachu
setts said: For the first time in my life I en
joy the opportunity of mingling in your famous
anniversary festival. Often have I been invit
ed and often have 1 longed to partake in this
festival, but duties separated me from it. You
bid me speak for tbe Senate of the United
States, but I feel that the best. (Laughter and
‘ that’s good.”) The Senate is but a component
part of the government of the United States,
bnt here we speak on the event which marks
au epoch in the history of mankind. (Ap
plause. )
After referring to the history of colonization
by the ancient and modern nations, ho sasd
these were prompted by conquest or com
merce, but on the day we celebrate the sun
looked down on a sight never before witnessed.
A few conscientious Englishmen listening to
the prompting within to worship God accord
ing to their conscience sought by the sea the
distant fields of the North American continent
in the Mayflower with liberty at the prow and
conscience at the helm. He quoted tbe words
of the chaptain of the colonists, that God bath
not revealed bis whole will to tbe colonies as a
recognition of the great law of human progress.
Miles Standish, the soldier,seut back to Eng
land to raise funds, brought back £150 which
he raised at fifty per cent. So much, said tbe
speaker, fora soldier ou a financial expedition.
(Laughter.) That company of men, taking lit
tle beyond their breath from tbe old country,
have b come famous beyond the lot of men,
showing that tbe truest greatuess is that wuicli
proceeds from the sole of man. Monarchs and
soldiers fade away but the pioneers ot progress
who secure the rights of man so that the gov
ernment of the people, for the people and by
the people, shall never fade These harbingers
of progress shall never die. (Applause.)
Auer enumerating tne reigning sovereigns
of Europe, when the Mayflower sailed, Mr.
Sumner said their countenances were depicted
for us, so that we can study them as they
walked the streets, but no one transmitted to
us the countenance of these emigrants, those
men of power what were Kings or Popes or
Dukes or Londgrove, beside that humble com
pany that sailed iu the Mayflower. But the
pilgrims had au inborn power in themselves
and their landing on Plymouth Rock was an
epoch. Who can speak of the contemporary
rulers save Guotavons I Adolphus except witii
contempt. Our forefathers have ascended into
the firmament of ever increasing light, while
the mouarchs are ever descending into dark
nefs. Thus moral triumphs, though retarded
for a time, show forth iu the end with ever in
creasing strength the principles of the Pilgrims
Equal laws and government by a majority of
the people have begun to learu the whole senti
ment, aud in the end will learn the whole re
Liberty is the plant which best flourishes by
the side of justice. Do not forget that there is
the highest morality, there is the greatest lib
erty. (Applause.) A poet, speaking of liberty,
said: ‘But who loves that must first be wise
and good.” If liberty is fading anywhere ou
this continent, perhaps iu the South American
publics, it is because they had no pilgrims to
teach the moral lesson. Here, ho said, I can
not forget the courage aud constancy of the
Pilgrims. If they had failed I kuow not what
would have happened, but a great lesson would
have been lost; but they belonged to the same
heroic company as Columbus and Washiugton;
they failed not, they persevered and their mem
ory is forever precious to us.
He would have liked to have said something
about the doiugs of New Englanders, for he
came from Ohio, where there were colonies of
New Englanders there, but he had been as
signed to speak to the new toast of the “Army
and Navy.” He referred then to the duties of
the military men as men of peace, for Wash
ington was indeed a man of peace, and all of
us in the army are men of peace, but iu war we
are at the service of our God aud our country.
He then referred to the successful effort of
Miles Standish iu his finaucial trip to Europe.
At the close of Mr. Sumner’s remaiks, Gen.
Shermau was called for and responded.
Various matters.
Michael Ryan and his sister were found mur
dered at their residence, No. 204 Broome street,
this morning.
Sheriff Brenan has offered a reward of $5000
for the apprehension of Genet. The Assistant
District Attorney wrote to the sheriff Saturday
warning him that Genet would attempt to es
cape. Judge Daniels this afternoon granted
an order against Sheriff Breunau aud his dep
uty Shields, to show cause why they should not
be punished for contempt in disregarding the
order of the court in not presenting Genet.
The trial of ex-Mayor Hall commenced in the
Oyer and Terminer Court to day. Seven jurors
took their seats subject to peremptory chal
Clarence Browu was arrested to-day foi steal
ing truuks from different hotels in this city
on false checks.
Genet was seen driving through Harlem at
8 o’clock this morning. Persons who saw him
sav he made no effort to disguise himself.
The latest rumor in regard to the escape of
Genet is that he embarked on his own yacht,
which had been loaded with provisions and fill
ed with frieuds in readiness for his flight.
Iu the Court of General Sessions Henry Si
mon, a hardened youth of 18 years, was found
guily of a charge of rape on a little girl aged
eight years, and was sentenced to twenty years
in the State Prison. Recorder Hackett, in
passing the sentence regretted that he was not
in a position to pass a sentence of death.
The Yirginins.not Entitled to the
United States Flag.
Opinion of the Attorney General.
Washington, Dec. 22.—The official opinion
of Attorney General Williams as to the status
of the steamer Virginius, dated the 17th inst.,
is just furnished for publication.
He recites the terms of the protocol, and then
refers to the provisions of the actof 1793, which
details the legal qualifications necessary to give
the protect'on of the United States to vessels.
The 4th section of that act provides that the
owner of a vessel, before obtaining registry
therefor, must take an oath that no foreigner is
interested directly or indirectly in her, or in
her pro2ts.The Attorney General thereon holds
that if the registry is obtained by a false act,
she cannot he entitled to the benefit of the
United States vessels. He then recites the fact
that the registry of the vessel was obtained at
New 1 ork by Patterson in 1870 for certain Cu
bans in New York as her commander at
tint time, testified to having been employed
by Quesada and other Cubans. Testimony" is
given, showing conclusively that the Virginius
was bought by money raised by Cubans, with
the understanding Patterson should appear as
nominal owner. A number of the crew em
ployed after Patterson bought the vessel, testi
fy to Quesada commanding and treating them
as if the vessel belonged to him. In addition
to these facts, no bond was given by Patterson
or Capt. Shepherd as required by law. She
was not insured either.
The Attorney General therefore holds that
her registry was false and a fraud upon the
navigation laws; that|she had no right to carry
the Amerioan flag, hut she was exempt from
interference on the high seas by another power.
Spain has the right to capture any vessel car
rying the American flag in Spanish waters, if
endeavoring to assist the Cuban insurrection,
but has no right to capture such vessel on the
high seas upon an apprehension that she was
on her way to assist the rebellion. Spain mav
defend her territory from hostile attacks from
what may appear to be Amerioan vessels hut
has no jurisdiction over the question whether
such vessel is on the high seas iu violation of
the United States laws. Spain cannot rightful
lv raise that question as to the Virginius, but
the United States may, and says
the Attorney General, as I understand the pro
tocol they have agreed to do it, and be govern
ed by that agreement, and without admitting
Spain would otherwise have any interest at the
time of her oaptnre was “without right and im
properly carrying the American flag.”
Treasury Balances.
The following are the Treasury balances to
day :--Currency, $948,647; special deposit of
legal tenders for redemption of certificates of
deposit, $32,543,000; coin, $86,451,029, including
coin certificates $31,083,500; outstanding legal
tenders, $376,194,962.
The Bankrupt Bill.
Senator Hitchoock had addressed a letter to
Senator Edmunds, Chairman of the Judiciary
Committee, asking his opinion of the possibili
ty of so amending the bankrupt law as to make
the repeal of its oppressive features retroactive
and also his opinion as to the probability as to
the early passage of such amendments, Mr.
Edmuuds replies,speaking for'himself ouly.that
he has no hesitation in saying that any provis
ion may be made respecting the forcing of
debtors into invoiuutary bankruptcy and the
proceedings thereupon will,so far as my voice
goes, be made retroactive in such a way that no
persons will gain anything by any oppressive
steps totyards the debtors pending the consid
eraiiou of the question. As all such measures
relate to remedies which Congress may take
away altogether if it pleases, there will be no
impropriety in making any wise provision
which regulates the proceedings to just ends,
apply to pending cases, and I feel great contii
deuce that such will be the o^iniou of the Sen
The Status of the Viraiuius.
New York, Dec. 22.—A dispatch from
Washington says that members of the Cuban
Junta now here, are greatly excited over Ait’y
General Williams decision and allege that the
affidavits submitted to Secretary Fish by Ad
rqi'ral Polo and furnished to Att’y General Wil
liams, for his information, arc forgeries and
prepared by Spaniards. The Cubans allege
that they did not purchase the Virginius but
raised money to secure Capt. Patterson against
loss in case the vessel was destroyed or captur
ed while engaged iu landing arms and muni
tions of war, and that receipts given at the
(imp the money was paid over, will show this
state of facta. ’
As soon as the Virginius arrives at a North
ern port proceedings looking to her condemna
tion will be begun and steps will he taken to
arrest Patterson for forgery.
Revenue Changes.
The following changes in the revenue marine
officers have been made: Capt. Frank Barr
daached from the Woodbury at Baston and or
dered to the command of the Hamilton; Capt.
David fj. Evans is ordered to the command of
the Woodbury; 1st Lieut. S. Sturgis is detached
from the Mocassin at Newport, B. I., is order
ed to the command of the Manhattan at New
York; 1st Lieut.'James Irish is detached fiom
the Manhattan and ordered to the command of
the Mocassin.
mormon m«ttcn,
Balt Lake, Dec. 22 —Mr. Brant at Opber,
half erased by domestic troubles last night,fired
three shuts each With fatal effect at John Ben
nett and then stabbed him. Braut is in custo
There are heavy snows on the mountains and
it is difficult to work trains. The Union Pa
cific and Central Pacific roads, however, are
still making regular cqnneoiions at Ogden. It
has been snowing here every night for a week
War Dep’t, Office Chief Signal )
Officer, Washington, D. C., >
Dec. 22, :8P.y,))
For IVew finglaul
clear or partially cloudy weather will prevail,
with light variable winds and slight changes of
the pressure and temperature.
K O KKi G JN .
Affairs in San Domingo.
Havana, Dec. 22 —News have been received
from Sau Domingo by way of Santiago de
Uuba. Gen. Ignacio Gonzales is elected Presi
dent of tne Republic. This result completely
changes the political aspect of the country. It 1
throws the doors open for the return of t lie eue
mies of Baez, and will put an end to the pres
ent revolution.
There are fears that the new administration
will endeavor to auuul the Samaria lease.
A Cuban Opinion.
The Diario announcing that the government
at Washington ha*l recognized that the Virgin
ius was not entitled to carry the American nag,
says: “After this acknowledgment, not the
slightest doubt ought to remain that the Vir
ginius was a legal prize,and that her crew were
pirates whom the Spanish courts treated as
such, and that the demands of the United
States were unjust and unfounded. We now
now hope that the United States will give the
reparation due to Spain and hope also that
Spain willpresent her claims against the United
Victory of the Dutch.
The Hague, Dec. 22.—A despatch from Pe
nang, dated the 20th,announces that the Dutch
troops have occupied both banks of the river
running through Acheen. The Sultan seeing
defeat inevitable bas given in his submission to
the Dutch commander.
Postal Convention.
Paris, Dec. 22.—In the Assembly to-day
several members alluded to tbe imperfect pos
tal arrangements betweeil France and the
United States, and urged tbe government to
hasten the signing of the present convention.
They complained of the present situation, de
claring it to be injurious to French commerce
and intolerable to the people at large. The Fi
nancial Secretary replied that it was tile gov
ernment’s earnest desire to harmonize the in
terests of the two countries and that a speedy
understanding was expected.
Bermuda New*.
Halieax, Dec. 22.—The mail steamer from
Bermuda has dates to the 16th. Tbe Legislature
of tbe colonv convened on tbe 12th inst. Among
the dignitaries present at the opening was tbe
Bishop of New Fouudland, who is on a visit to
tbe colony The Governor’s speech alluded to
legislation for awarding the coutract for steam
connectiou to New York so as to secure better
aud more regular service; to regulate the pro
ceedure iu civil suits before justices of the
peace; to amend the quarantine laws so that
while they give additional security to public
health they will not interfere with the liberty
of commerce deemed necessary for vessels of
the royal navy. The education of public aud
sanitary masters were also referred to.
Beinforcements are going forward rapidly for
the government troops before Cartagena.
The British ship America foundered off the
Newfoundland banks, and tbe captain and
three men were drowned. The crew were out
in a boat six days before they were picked up.
Bell & Co.’s tobacco warehouse at Hadley,
Mass., was burned Monday morning, with 330
cases tobacco. Loss $28,000; Insurance $25,
In a fight between two Chicago policemen
and four thieves, one of the latter was shot.
Eighteen lives were lost by a late explosion
of a magazine in Cartagena.
A Washington despatch says there are twen
ty candidates for the Kansas Senatorial vacan
cy, and really but two parties iu the State, the
grangers and the railroad interest.
In Chicago a large meeting of worki ngmen
passed resolutions demanding labor of the city
when other sources fail.
J. W, "Morrison’s store and outbuildings in
Plymouth, N. H., were burned Monday. Loss
Havti lias a political trouble. President Sa
get will not vacate the presidency except to
Dominique, whom the House of Bepresenta
tives don’t want.
Yellow fever prevails at Port Boyal, Hayti,
among Europeans.
George B. Noyes was killed at Manchester,
N. H., Monday, by being run over by a load of
wood which he was driving.
Capt. .T. E. Micbener, chief opeuer of dead
letters at Washington, has been held to the ac
tion of the grand jury on the charge of robbing
The Catholic Bishop Queretara of Mexico,
advises bis people to submit to the civil author
The government candidate has lieen elected
Speaker of the Mexican House of Bepreseuta
Tlie banks of New Orleans resumed curren
cy payment Monday.
A despatch dated at Borne says that on Mon
day tbe Pope delivered an allocution and ap
pointed twelve cardinals.
A Belgian pleasant is said to have discovered
a substitute for coal. He saturates earth with
a solution of soda. It gives a strong aud steady
The St. Albans Messenger says George W.
.Tones, a well known citizen of Brandon, Vt,
lias been lodged in jail at Butland for chastis
iug his daughter with whips and chains.
Six thousand dollars was realized for the Cen
tennial by the Philadelphia tea party.
In New York last night Maurice Daly beat
Francis Ubassy at a game of three ball French
carom billiards, by a score of 350 to 303.
Iuternal revenue receipts Monday were $576,
David Nesbitt of Lindsey, Canada, was hung
Monday for the murder of Miss Hapwood last
Five or six bovs ranging from 15 to 18 years
of age were arrested Monday in Schnectadv, N.
Y., for settiuir buildings on fire.
A lot of striking longshoremen in Philadel
phia attempted to get up a riot yesterday but
were quelled by the police.

Portland Wholesale Markets
Monday, Dec. 22.—The flour market is firm with- !
out any quotable change iu prices, notwithstanding
there has been a further advance on wheat. The
grain market is higher for com, an advance having
taken place in New York of 3c. The molasses marke*
is firm and steady, the stocks being light. Sugars
are hardly as firm as they have been and granulated
is selling at lOJc. On liuseed oil there has been an
advance of 3c, and on lard oil oi 5c. Provisions are
higher for pork and clear is selling at $18 5U @ 19 00,
and extra clear at $19 50 @ 20 00. Lard has also ad
vanced and is held at 9}c for tierces and 10c fw kegs.
Plaster is sellin; at $3 50 for white and $3 25 for
blue. Cnftee has further advanced and Bio is held at |
29 @ 30c and Java at 38 @ 39c. Produce is more ac
tive hut with no quotable _change in .prices. Gold j
sold to-day at 110$ @ 110§.
Receipt* of Floor.
Consignees. Bbls. Consignee*. Bbls.
Norton, Chapman & D W Coolidge.30.)
Co.400 WH Milliken.3«0
C B Varney «S Co.2 )0 Geo F Foster.100
Woodbury & Latham.. 100 D W True & Co.100 j
Geo A Hunt.100 David Keazer.100
Total.1700 I
David Keazer.100 Butler & Josselyn.... 100
D W Coolidge.100 J F Randall.300
Chipman & Chute.100 Curry & Shaud.100
Total.800 |
Receipts ot Grain, Arc.
Consignees. No. cars. Consignees. No. car
Geo W True & Co,corn. .1
John Dennis & Co,40 bbls beef, 40 half bbls beef.
Stearns & Co.,oats.I
By water conveys nee 1,000 bush cornmeal to GeoW
True & Co.
Foreign Export*.
TRINIDAD. Schr Charlie Morton—3006 shooks i
and heads, 58,550 hoops.
HALIFAX, NS Steamer Alhambra—2100 bbls of I
flour, 370 do oatmeal, 330 bush beans, 400 hides, 311
pkgs merchandise.
ST. JOHN, NB. Schr Ocean Belle—1000 bbls of
flour, 10 to os feed.
Boston Stock Lilt,
[Sales at tbe Broker’s Board. Dec. 22.1
Eastern Railroad. .88} @ 88}
Portland. Saco & Portsmouth R R.127}
Wevr York Stock aad Money Market.
New York, Dec. 22— Morn inn.—Money 7 per cent.
Gold at llOf. Sterling Exchange 108} @ ICO}.
Noon Gold sold off to 1104 and up to 110}. Gov
ernments dull and lower. Money—no loans, 7 per
cent. bid. State bonis quiet at nominal prices.
Stocks quiet, dull and off from tbe opening.
New York. Dec. 22—Kveninq.— The Wall street
markets were generally quiet to-day. Money was
easier when call loans were made at from 7 to 3} per
cent.,closing at 4 @ 5 per cent.; prime discounts were
easier with increosed dealings at [email protected] percent.
There were two reports fr »m Washington to-day i u
regard to outstanding legal tenders, t lie first being
an increase of $97,000 and the last $195,000.
The following is the Clearing House Statement
Currency exchanges, $89,692,281; currency balances
$3,995,051, gold exchanges, $10,402,501; gold balances,
Foreign Exchange was dull with business at 1084
for prime bankers sixty days sterling, and 1091 @
1094 for demand. 109} for cable transfers and 107} @
108} for commercial bills. Customs receipts to day
There was nothing new to chronicle In the Gold
market, the prices ranging about the same as on
Saturday last—lln}@tl0}. At the opening the
market was^firm but afterwards became weak on a
telegram from Washington that the Treasury bad
shipped $10,000,000 in new 5s to Europe Saturday.
The rates pii l for carrying were 7 per cent, currency
to 7 per cent, gold and l-fy2 per cent, per diem and
close-1 at lu}. Tbe sub-treasury paid out $25,000 fdr
gjld Interest and $11,000 for called bonds.
The day’s business at the Gola Exchange Bank
was as follows:—Gold balances,$t,714,000; curren
cy balances. $1,927,698; gold cleared, $52,236,000.
The railway an 1 m scellaneous speculation was wealf
and lower, the lowo«.t quotations having beep made
at the close of fhe day. The decline in prices ranged
from 4 @ 2} i»e cent, and was most m «rked in Wab
asn. Western Union, Pacific Mall, Lake Shore, UnJ >n»
Pacific, 13. 0. and I. 0. an l Northwestern common.
From 1 till nearly 2 o’clock tbe market was c ninar
ativelv firm but all improvement w «s subsequently
lost. The value of business was small, particularly
in tbe early part of the day. During the atternoon
there were rumors of numerous mercantile failures,
and tbe uamesof some dry goods firm were mention
ed. The depression op the Stock Exchange was
partly due to these rumors,
The following were the qiotation* of Government
United States coupon 6’s, 1881,.118}
United States5-20*8 1862.112}
United States 5-2U’s 1864.114
United States 5-20’s 1865, old. 114}
United Stares 5-2o’s 1665, new,. .... 117
United States 5-2o’g 1867. . 1173
United States 5-20’s 1868,. .117}
United States 5’h. new.im|
United States 10-40*8.,ex-coupons. . ...iiij
Currency 6’s.. __ .112}
The following were the closing quotations oi
Western Union Telegraph Co. 7H
Pacific Mail. 37
N. Y. Centra'and tludsou Ki?er consolidated.... 054
Erie.. 44
Erie preferred. 70}
Union Pacific stock. 29}
The following were the quotation* for Paciuc KaiJ
road securities:
Central Pacific bonds... £6
Union Pacific do. 64
Union Pacific land grants.74}
Union Pacific income bonds.70}
Vouir.nc iflaruetn.
Nitw York. Dec. 22-Kvenine.—Oottnn Is dull;
sales 13.116 bales; Middling uplands at 16c. Fl.utr is
5 @ luc lower; sales 1160 Irbls; Mate at 5 f>0 ® 7 31;
Round Hoop Ohio 5 59 @ 8 35; Western 5 80 @” t 00;
Soutbern at G 75 @ 11 00. Wheat 2 @ 3e higher; sales
121,00a busli; No 1 Spring at 150 @163; No 2 Mil
waukee 1 58 @ 1 60; No 2 Chicago a' I 54 @ 153;Win
ter Red Western 1 60; While Michigan I 75. Corn
opened 1 @ 2c higher anti closed quiet with the ad
vance nearly lost; sales 73,000 hush; new Mixed Wes
tern at 8 ® 83c; old 83 aj 81c. Oats are tlrmer;sales
87,000 bush; Western .Mixed50 ® 60jc; White Wes
tern at 60 !g! 61Jc. Beer quiet; new plain mess 8 75
@1100. Fork quiet; sales 250 bbls; new mess 16 00;
prime mess at 12 50. Lard firmer; sales 73 tes;sieant
8 1-16C. Butter is steady ;Obio at 24 @ 33c ;State at 30
@ 43. Whiskey is tirrne ; s ties 450 bbls; Western free
9t»c. Sugar is firm; sales 2000 taxes; molasses grade
at 8Je; 600 Itbds do at 63 @ 71c. Coffee rs dim with
Jc advance; sales 3019 hagg Rio; Rio 25 @ 27Jc. Na
val Stores—Spirits Turpentine weak at 411 ® 42c;
Rosin dull at 2 50 for strained. Petroleum 'easier*
crude at 5'c; refined at 13Jc.
Freights to l.ivervool are firm; Cotton per steam
7-16 @ Jd; Grain per steam 12id.
Chicago, Dec. 22.—Flour is quiet and unchanged:
extra Spring525 @ 5 75. Wheat active and higher;
No 1 Spring at 1 11; Northwestern 1 10; No 2 Sprite
at 1 111 cash or seller December; 1151 seller Janua
ry ; 1181 seller Feb; No 3 Spring at 1 07J; rejected
98c @ 1 01, according to location. Corn active and
higher; No 2 Mixed on spot at 534c; seller January at
53?; 54|c bid seller Feb; for new Mixed on spot 51c;
rejected old 524 @ 53c;new 45 @ 40c. Oats are active
aod higher; No 2 at 38Jc cash; 30c seller January;
40c seller Feb; iejected 3*4 @ 36c. Rve is quiet ami
unchanged; No 2 at 75 @ 76c. Barley in fair demand
and higher; No 2 Fall at 1 391 @ 1 40; No 3 Spring is
active at 1 37 @ 1 38. Provisi ons—Pork is active,
higher and irregular, closing 10 @ 20c 1 over than the
best prices ot the day; Msss at 14 25 cash; 14 60 lor
seller Feb. Lard In frxlr demand and firm at 63 on
spot; se'ler Feb 8}c. Bulk Meats are in good de
mand; sales of loose shoulders partly cured at 5 (g 5J;
loose short clear middles 7c; lar .e sales loose short
rib middles 7| @ 7Jc seller Feb; 7J (a> SJc f>r abort
clear mldd es seller Feb. Hams at 8 @ 81 tor 18 to
hi lbs av. Dressed Hogs firm at 5 65 @ 5 95. Whis
key in tair demand and lowerat 95c.
Receipts—13,000 ubls dour, 198,000 bush wheat, 28,
000 bush corn, 21,000 bush oats, 3,000 bush rve. 8 -
000 bush barley.
Shipments -22,000 obis flour, 156,000 bush wheat, 2,
000 bush corn, 19,000 buah oats, 00,000 bush rye, 09,000
bush barley.
CINCINNATI, Dec. 22.—Provisions—Pork quiet at
15 00 @ 15 25 cash; sales of buyer March 15 50. Lard
firm; steam at 8} @ 8}c; kettle at 8$c. Bulk Meats
are quiet and firm; shoulders 5} 6c; clear rib sides
6}c @ 7c; clear sides 7 @ 7}. Bacon is firm ; no slioAi
ders; clear sides 8c. Live Hogs opened dull and clos
ed active, ranging from 4 70 a} 5 25; receipts 16,000
head: shipments 16 0 head. Green me its are firm;
shoulders at 5} @ 5§c; clear rib sides at 6$c; clear
sides 7c. Hams, 15 pounds average, 83c. Whiskey
qui3t at 91c. *
ioL*oo.Dec. 22.—Flour is firm and in fair demand.
Wheat firm and in fair demand; No 2 White Wabash
1 62; No 3 do 1 49}; Amber Michigan at 1 49 cash ;
seller Feb 1 55. Corn in fair demand and higher;sales
of high Mixed seller January 69c; seller Feb 6l}c;
seller last half January 59c; new seller Jan 58; low
Mixed 57$; new 57}<*. Oats are in fair demand at 46
for No 2; seller Jau 45$.
Receipts—0,000 bbls flour, 7,000 bush wheat, 17.0C0
bush com, 0,000 bash outs.
Shipments—0000 bbls hour, 1,000 bush wheat, 4000
bush corn, 1,000 bush oats.
Milwaukee,Dec. 22.— Flour quiet and unchanged.
Wheat In fairdemaud and firm; No 1 at I 17}; No 2
at 114} cash; seller Feb 1 17}; seller Jan 1 15. Oats
steady at 36} for No 2. Corn is In fair demand and
firm at 53o for No2 Mixed. Rye is quiet and weak;
No 1 at 74c. Barley steady at 1 40 for No 2 Spring.—
Provisions—Pork at 14 75. Hams in pickle steady
at 9 @ 9}c. Dry salted meats—shoulders at G$ @ 8c.
Lard—kettle 8|c; steam 8}c. Hogs at 5 10.
Receipts—3,0UU bbls flour, 115,Ouu bush wheat,11,000
Shipments 9,000 bbls flour, 100,000 bush wheat.
Charleston. Dec.22.-Cotion lower; Middling up
lands at 14} @ 15c.
Savannah, Dec. 22.—Cottou is in good demand;
Middling uplands 15c
Mobile, Dec. 22.—Cotton is dull and easier; Mid
- lllng uplands 15}c.
New Orleans, Dec. 22.—CnHnn in fair demand
and lower; .Middling uplands at 15$c,
European markets.
London, Dec. 22—12.30 P. M.—Consols at 91} @
92 for monev and 92 @ 92} for account.
American securities— U. S. 5-20 bonds, 1865, old
94; do 1867, 95}; new 5s 91}.
Liverpool, Dec. 20—1.00 P. M.—Cotton dull and
easier; Midiinng uplands 8} @ 8}d; do Orleans frfd;
sales 10,000 bales, including 2000 bales for specula
tion and export.
AT —
Monday, December 1st,
and continued throughout the
Holiday Season.
These Goods were carefall.v selected by
myself in New York, in the height of the
“Panic,” and were bought at the unpar
alleled low prices then ruling. This will
enable me to lay before my patron • one
of the most varied and elegant assort,
ment of articles lor the Holidays ever
seen in Portland, and to sell the same at
very low figures. Ladies and Gentlemen
in search of articles of nse and beauty
for Holiday purposes will find It for
their advantage to call and examine
Goods and Prices.
4 Peering Block, Congress Street.
no29 tf
OSkOlY Hogsheads Turks Island, discharging
AfJyJXJ from bark‘*Ada Gray.”
1J00 Hogsheads Bonaire and Gagilari.
1000 “ Cadiz and Liverpool.
By car load. No charge of true! mg, and discount in
Ameaican and English Cod and Pollock, Cusk,
Hake and Haddock. Shore and Bay Mackerel, No.’s
1, 2 and 3. Pickled and Smoked Rerrings, Smoked
Salmon, Halibut, Blouters and Haddies,
50 barrels Cod, Shore and Monhadcn.
HAW 1 & CO.
dec8 lmisd&w
The Place to buy your
Candy for Christmas.
— OF —
Of onr own Manufacture
— FOB -
35 Cents st Pound.
S3 Exchange Street.
— AL O —
Nuts, Figs, Grapes and Frnits cf
all Hinds.
I c E
Furninhe.! aud Shipped kf
A good assortment of ready-trim
med Hats and Bonnets to be
closed out very Low before
Jan. 1st, at 322 Con
gress Street.
ty Ladles please give os a call.
322 Congress $tM Portland. Hie
del? deod&w2w»
JOB PKPiTlMi promptly and ueotlv exe
cuted at this Office.
St. Paul’s Church Guild »
will hold a
- AT —
Grand Army list IB.
Monday & Tuesday, Dec. 22 & 23.
RefrcHhoK utM served at nil hour*.
Admission free.
An amusing Drama in Five Acts, dramatized for the
occasion, wdl be given each evening.
Tickets .*5 eenu* each, or three lor a dollar; found
at Siochbrid^e’s, del7dtd
Commencing Monday Dec. 22nd
Wilson & Clarke s
Grand Consolidation
Will open on the above date with a first class comedy
and olio company, intr.rflucing the young ami dash
ing Queen of the American Singe,
Supported by a full legitimate Dramatic Company,
including the always popular Comedian,
MB. C. 11. ChAKKi:.
-AND —
Tne Cbarn.it)g Serio-comic Vocalist and Pianist,
with 18 olher talented artist". TUESDAY Evening,
Dec. 23d, The performance will commence with the
To conclude with BARNEY THE BARON.
Enti;e change nt bill each Evening. Sale of tick
ets commences Saturday, Dec. 20th, at Box Office,
Music Hall. Prices as usual.
(£F*Orand Matinee, Christmas, at 2 P. M-.fft
do23d.*>t\\\ E. STANLEY. A gent.
Tuesday Evening, Dec. 23,1873.
— AT —
Mubjcct—‘ For your own Wakes.”
Evening tickets 59 cents; for sale at stores of Hale
nd Stock briuge. Reserved seats in gallery 25 cents
additional at Hand & Thornes, under Mm-ic Hall.
Dors open at 6.30 p. m.; Lecture to commence at
7.45 o’clock._ deltvl.lt
Christmas Festival!
The Ladies of the
Allen iTlinsiou Mewing Circle
will hold their anrual CHRISTMAS FESTIVALt
Thursday Afternoon Ac Fveuiug, Dee. ’15.
Useful articles and Refreshments for sale.
OP*Th(ise interested will please send dorati* ns to
the Chapel l'hursduj afternoon. de23d3t
Portland Typographical Union,
— AT —
Thursday Even’s, Dec. 25.
From half-past seven until half past eight.
Tickets ONE DOLLAR, to be obi allied from mem
bers of the Union and at the door.
Jgi^"Clothing checked Free. 19dtd
One Grand Concert !
To be Given Dec. 29tli
— AT —
This will be undo'ibteily the greatest combination
ot t ilent ihai ever appeared before a Portland audi
The following artists will appear:—
Erminia Rudersdorff,
First Appearance
The Celebrated
English Glee Club,
Miss Jennie Dntton, Soprano,
Miss Jenny Pease. Alto,
Mr. Charles Hayden, Tenor,
Mr. J. F, Baldwin, Basso,
Mr. Fred I^ane,
Frederic Boscovitz,
The Celebrated Hungarian Pianist.
Tickets, 50 and 75 rents; R#s*TY*,d Seat# at Stnck
bri lge’s; Regular Tickitsto be bail at Hanes &
Cragin’s; A. Robinson’s, Oiln Rankes’; (i. A.
Hannon’s Jewelry store; F. Latner’s; \V1 ittler’s,
Druggist. ikkO-Tt
Yonng Men’s Christian Association
The Lyceum Committee of the Y. M. C. A. have
secured the services «d the following cm in nt speak
ers foi a course of Lectures to be given at
Commencing Thursday, Jan. 1st,
to conclude with a
Grand Vocal Concert.
THURSDAY EVENING, Jan. 1, 1S74, Kdwnrd
Jenkins, author ot ‘‘Giurt Baby.” Subject—
“England of to-ilav.”
WEDNESDAY EVENING, Jan. 7th, Be,-. «4eo.
IS. Ilrp.vortb, of New York. Subject—"The
Great Fight.”
MONDAY EVENING. Jan I9ih. Prof. Turn,
w.nd, of Boston University. Author of “Credo”
an-i other works. Subject lo be announced.
WEDNESDAY' EVENING. Jan. “8th. Jnmrn T.
Field., or Boston. Subject—‘’Eiclionland it# em
inent authors.”
To conclude vith a
by the fallowing eminent talent:
Mr«. Anna Granger Dow, Soprano; .Ylian |
Ailnie tiyaia, Contralta; Air. .VIyran .
Whitney, Basso; Hr. iv. II. FrNM'iirivii. |
Tenor; Her in nun KoiZHrhmur, Pianist and
In order to make this one of the mo*t popular and
pleasing courses of the season the committee have
placed the tickers for ihe Course at the low price ot
one dollar. Reserved Seats titty cints.
Kveiling Tickets to Lectures,' 50 cents: Tickets for
the Grand Concert 75 cents; Reset ved scats for the
Cornse 50 cents; Tickets tor sale at Hale’s, St urges’,
junction Fiee and Congrtss, C. lv. Hawes and at
Stockbrnlge’s, where reserved scats w ill he for sale. I
Committee—A. Dalton, \V. ,J. Met rill Granville
Stap es, II. W. Sliaylor, N. D. Curtis, T. L. Hforlihv,
C. K. Lombard. del7dtf
/insisting Artist*-.YIIdr PERNIN BELL.
Violinist; Mr. HOd AKI) II. l>OU . Piapht.
A Steinway Gran . Piano will be used on this occa
sion. Admission 50 cis.. inducing icscrycd se it; fur
sale at Stockbrhige’s Music Store. SiyCIBE Ska is
in Skasjn. UeSJdtu
will be>t Insure their si.Ipino-ma lo
devinatin hv using
FKNr NIKS I* 1*1*0 TAG*
Two Hundred Millions have been
q>cd witlilp the past ten years, without o iu
plaitit ol loss l»v Tag becoming detached. All Ex
p et-es Co*«, ire them.
Sold by Priutcm and Ntalivnem every
where. _ ^ei8eod:m
Christmas Slippers
. -FOR
A large and splendid assortment, just received, at
132 Middle Street, by
dc'6is2w — ifl« PALIWKB*
Commission Merchants !
*• o- BAILEE. C. W. ALLEN.
ov!?rv Ue‘r. Ba'.e of Furniture and (General MeichantiUe
^ a* nilearot ui, ID Exchange slieet.
commencing at 9 oVl. ck to
Conaianmcnis yij ltwl~~ ‘ u,*!,.
ui Holiday Good* by
A union.
TT 2(ilh. .11 J at sforr corner ot Bn.mi an.l
1 Congres- streets, a la lire ami valuable sv«H:k of Holi
day Goods. Tne sale will bo continued day and eve
ning until stock it* closed.
F O. BAIWiV dr 1« . Auctioneer*.
del# __ _ If
Auctioneer* aud Money Broker*.
Regular sales every Satuiday Evening at 7 o’clock
of now and second ’ band Clothing, Roots, Sloes,
Gent’s Furnishing Goods. Wntcbts, develry, Cigars
and a genetal assortment of household and other
goals, at store
125 Federal St., under the U. S Hotel.
CyConsfrnments Solicited. api23dtt
i Lstr^(l Auction Vale oi Toys, Fan
cy <*oo<ls V, site lies. Jewelry, Ac.
by Abrams A If ro„ 125 Federal
bireet, nmlcr the U. S. Hotel.
AATE shall Fell, commencing Monday afternoon,
* , Pt>c* 1&*3, and every a fie moon and even
ing during ike week at 2 sad 7 o'clock,* kill variety
of holiday pi emits, consisting in fait ofdoFls,t(> tea
sets. French china cup* and mugs, wine and smok
ing setts, fancy work boxes, vase*, and a variety of
fiocy roodd A bo, ladies’ aud gems’ gold and sli
ver watches, Jewelry. etc. Also, a lot of solid silver
plated ware etc. decls-8t
kherilTs bale.
Cumberland, ss.
f|UKEN on ex* cut ion. ami vvi'lbe sold at public
X auction to the Ugliest bidder, on .SATURDAY,
the 27th day of December, A. D. 1K73, at 10 o’cia’k
in the forenoon, at the salesroom of F. U. Dailey Ac
; Co., lfi Exchange street, in Portland, lu said county,
j th • following person 1 property, to wit:—A lot if
1 Gold gilt und other Room Papers. Terms of sale,
i ciwl, MATT. ADAMS, Deputy Sheriff,
j Dated at Port Land, I)a*. 21, 1873.
F. <1. BAIliEI' Ac CO., Auctioneer*.
de21 dtd
Desire to call attention to their large stock of
| «
Elegant Gift Books,
Juvenile Books,
Toy Books
and Games,
I . _
— AND —
Mason &> Hamlen’s
We have a splendid
assortment of goods
purchased purposely
for the
and shall sell at very
Low Prices at Re
(luring December and
We should be pleas
ed to see all who de
sire to examine, or
purchase from our ex
tensive stock.
_ de22 _ 2wl«
Oriu Hawke* & Co.
Custom Department.
We shall offer until Jan.
1st our entire assortment
of flne English and French
made to order at the uni
form price of
We have been selling them at from
S 15.00 to S18.00.
Elegant Fabrics, Choice Colors.
290 & 292 Congress,
Jelti_ dt.ll.
and will
NO. 9
Free Street,
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