Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, April 19, 1873, Page 3

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated April 19, 1873 Page 3
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THE PRESS. S.lTUltlUY MORSIMi, ARP. 19. 1819 TAB PRESS May be obtained at the Periodical Depots of Fes senden Bros., Marquis, Robinson, Branell & Co. Andrews,Wentworth, Glendenning Moses, Hender son, and Chisholm Bros., on all trains that run out of thecity. At Biddeford, of Pillsbury. At Saco of L, Hodgdon. At Waterville, of J. S. Carter. At Gorham, of News Ageut. At Bath, of J. O. Shaw. At Lewiston, of French Bros. At Kennebunk, of C. E. MLler. CITY AND VICINITY. New AdeeriiwmeutN T.-Dht. AUCTION COLUMN. Furniture—F. O. Bailey & Co. Steamer Whirlwind—Whitney & Sampson. ENTERTAINMENT COLUMN. ^ Music Hall—Mr. John E. Owens. Longshore Boat Club—Assembly. Fair and F.stival—St. Paul’s Ch. Guild. SPECIAL NOTICES, j. o. o. F.—Ancient Brothers Lodge. Iuhalation—C. Morse. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS, proposals—Geo. Thom. Boarders Wanted. House to Rent or Let. For Sale or to Reni. Dissolution of Copartnership—Pike *& Davis. Caution—Tobias Doty. Wanted Immediately—E. T. Elden & Co. Wanted- Situation. Oysters—At w ood. Wanted—Boy. Wanted—W. J. Holland & Co. To Let—Rooms. New Boots M. G. Palmer. MISCELLANEOUS NOTICES. Boots and Shoes—T. E. Moseley & Co. Oysters—Timmons & Hawes. The Portland Shirt—Orin Ha.vkcs & Co. Good News—H. Freeman & Co. Religion* IVoliec*. Advent Christian Church, Union Hall, 87 Free St.—Elder J. C. Palmer, of Bath, will preach Sun day at the usual hours. Prayer meeting at y a. in. Portland Spiritual Association, Temperance Hall, 3514 Congress st. Conference at 2 P. M. St. Paul’s Church, corner ot Congress and Lo cust street.—Services Sunday at 10.30 o’clock a.m. and 31*. M. Bethel Cuurcii.—Sabbath 10$a. m., 3 and 7 J p. Pravor meetings on Monday and Thursday evenings at 7$ p. m. All from sea and land are invited. Newbury St., Church.—Prayer meeting at 10$ a. m.; preaching in the afternoon at 3 p.m. Spiritual Fraternity, Army and Navy Union Hall—Children’s Progressive Lyceum at 10$ A. M. Conference at 3 P. M. Williston Church.—S. S. 104 a. m. Preaching service at 3 p. M. Sittings free. Social meeting at 7 J».M. St. Lawrence St, Church.—Rev. A. H. Wright, Pastor.—Preaching at 10$ a. m. and 3 p.m. Y. M. C. A. Chapel, Devring’s Bridge.—Sabbath School at 3 o’clock P. M. Y. M. C. A. Mechanics’ Building, Oongress St.— Elde G. Kimball will preach Sunday at 3. p. m. Social meeting at 7 p. m. All are invited. Allen Mission Chapel, Locust Street.—Prayer meeting at 2.15; Sunday School at 3 P. M. Concert at 7$ o’clock. All are cordially invited. Seats free. Preble Chapel, comer Preble and Cumberland streets. Sunday School at 2 p. m; preaching at 3 p. m. A Temperence meeting at 7$. Free to all. First Baptist Church, Congress st., comer of Wilmot.Rev. Wm. H. Shailer. Pastor.—Preaching at 3; Sabbath School at 1$ ; S. S. Ooucert at 7 p. m., (postponed from last Sabbath.) Free St. Baptist Church.—Preaching in the morning at 10$ o’clock. Sabbath School at closo of morning service. Sabbath School Concert in the eve ning at 7. New Jerusalem Church.—Rev. A. F. Frost, of Salem, Mass., will preach at 10$ o’clock p. m.; Sub ject “Prayer.” Evening lecture at 74 o’clock; Sub ject, Theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg. Brief Jotting". Yesterday was dull aud dreary, aud the wind to all appearances, was not in- the least weary. Rain fell incessantly, and everybody that could by any possibility stay in the house did so. It. is rumored that a large bonfire will be built at an early day in Lincoln Park by some of our city clergy, and all newspapers and other > heretical works he consumed therein. Just as they did in the good old times, you kuow. William Allen, Jr., is shipping great quanti ties of our hardy Maine apples to Europe by the Allan line of steamships. In a pocket of a boy arrested for larceny yes terday, was found a bunch of safe and post-of fice keys labelled “W. J. Dyer.” The owner can have them by calling at the Marshal’s office. A man stepped into the Hospital Fair head quarters yesterday, silently drew forth a wallet, drew therefrom a hank note, placed it on the counter, and as silenly withdrew giving no name, and making no explanation. The Odd Fellows wilt celcbnte their 54th an niversary by an assembly at the City Hall on the evening of the 2Gtli inst., in addition to the street parade in the afternoon. York Encamp ment from Biddeford, are to be present. 8. W. Cone, of Gorham, says that two Gor ham boys, named Peter Feeney and Thomas Kane, found and safely delivered to the station agent at that place, a pocket book containing #155 and valuable papers which Mr. Cone had lost. They were liberally rewarded Messrs. Reynolds & Tifft, the enterprising agents of the Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Co., offer to present to the Maine General Hos pital Fair, the first-premium of an. Insurance Policy on. the life of any person who will step into their office in Cahoon Block, and take out said policy, premium not to exceed #100. There was quite an exciting runaway on Clark street last night. A horse belonging to Mr. Frank Boyle got frightened and made his way to Congress street, taking to the sidewalk and frightening tho passers-by. He was stop ped near ihe Preble House. The wagon was smashed and the horse badly cut. The last of the Grand Army Sociables held Fast Day night, passed off very pleasantly; 120 couples were present. A party of lady boarders at the Unite! States Hotel took an excursion Wednesday down file harbor in tho Revenue Cutter Mahoning. Two women on Congress street Thursday night, made the night hideous, with what they called singing. A hack horse in front of the Preble House lasl night, got tired and so laid down. It was with some trouble that he got up. There was a runaway near the United States Hotel yesterday. The City Clerk has received a letter from South Bend, Indiana, sigued “C,” inquiring who lives at No.—Hanover street. The writer is undoubtedly Colfax. Don’c you C ? Mr. G. Walter Goold, tendered to the excel, lent male choir attached to St. Luke’s Cathedral, an elegant supper on Wednesday cveniug, at Atwoods’ in coinpliineut for their disinterested cnrripfid Snmp vr*rv fino music will be sung at the service to-morrow, Mr Goold’s latest “ Te Deum,” and a solo by Mr Battison being among the selections. Somebody’s umbrella climbed up a tree on Cumberland street Thursday night, and hung there all day yesterday. The Assembly of the M. G. P’s.., in aid of the Hospital Fair, will take place at- Lancaster Hall, Monday, instead of Tuesday evening. A woodcock is hovering about State street^ waiting to be made game of. Quite a number of people from this city, made an excursion to Old Orchard over the Boston & Maine Fast Day. There were five car loads of them. The schooner “Minna Boyd’’ has been sold at private sale. Wagner has been threatened with the rheu matic fever and removed from the lower row to the upper row of cells in the jail. Daniel O’Connor, a young fellow U years old, was arrested by officer Harmon yesterday, for the larceny of money from a sleeping com panion. OWe call particular attention to the letter ol Kev. Asa Dalton, Eector of St. Stephens, ii another place criticising the sermon of I!ev. Mr. Buck, published last Tuesday. There will be a Temperance meeting at Preb le Chapel to-morrow evening. Eev. Mr. Phe lan delivers an address. Funebai. Services.—The funeral services of the late Edward Emery, took place from his father’s residence on Gray street, Thursday af ternoon, Eev. M. Dyke, of Bath, officiating. There was a large attendance of friends. The funeral of the late J. F. Boothby, took place from State Street Church Thursday after noon, Eev. Mr. Hincks officiating. Delega tions of Mason and Odd Fellows were present. India Street.—One of those most pleasing entertainments of the season was given at the India street vestry on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. The play was ouo of Baker’s best, ‘Among the Breakers.”The parts were well as signed and splendidly rendered. Those of Moth er Carey and David Hunter were noticeable for their finished acting, and showed careful study. We desire a repetition of the same at an early day. AitOTHma ^ man from Calais, uam II wl*ile stopping at the United States r_ tj, ’ ew out tll,: gas in his room on retiring. Liou, anrmg,ll,eWrVanlsfou'"1 uncon' •cions and nearly suffocated. With ureal diffi cult, he was restored to cousciouT^ Fan Day. Fast Day passed off very quietly. People at tended church in the morning, promenaded the streets in the afternoon, attended places of amusement and got drunk in the evening. The day was a pleasant one, tho’ the air was some thing cold, and people didn’t look at all peni tential. Services were held at State street, at St. Lawrence street, at the First Parish and at the Payson Memorial churches, arid sermons delivered by their respective pastors. e blve below a synopsis oi the sermons except Rev Mr. Hinks’, which we shall publish entire in our Monday's issue. first parish. At the First Parish thero was quite a large audience among which we noticed several cler gymen of Other denominations. Rev. Dr. Hill delivered an able sermon on our religious and political duties. His opentng prayer was hum ble and earnest, aud contained the following: “Not according to our merit, but according to the merit of Jesus,” “may our faith in Thee and ill Him he accounted unto us for right eousness.” “Iu Jesus’ name we ask for these favors, for ourselves and fur others for whom Christ died.” The Dr. took his text from Mathew 22d, chap. 21st verse. “Render therefore unto Cesar the things that are Cesar’s, and unto Clod the thiugs that are God’s.” This question of the Pharisees aud of the Herodians was the best concerted plot agai nst our Lord of which we have any account. It was intcuded to snare Him nnd render Him amenable to the Roman law. The Jews held it not to be lawful to ac knowledge the authority of Cesar. Yet the Romans held the power aud if He answered no, they would declare it treason. If on the other hand He replied yes, the common people would loose faith in Him as the Messiah. Jesus therefore gave only a general answer, and by His answer showed that the question related to the Jews and not to Him or His work. Tile question involves a rule of religions and poet ical duty. . , . . , , Two questions of vital importance are to be considered: First—Religion aud politics are entirely distinct fields. The word translated politics, in the Greek sense covers the whole ground of our social life. Second—Religion and politics are one aud the same. Politics cannot be substituted for reli' ion, nor can re ligion be excluded from polities. There is a largely increasing party in this country and iu England acting on the ground that philanthro py and humanity is the only religion. Accord ing to this religion, pride, blasphemy and sen suality would be innoceut if they did not injure our fellow men. Men must have religious faith in order to liava any assurance of peace. The joy that flows from faith, reverence and aspira tion after God, is higher than all other joys. There is no joy that equals that of tho Christian heart reconciled unto God through our Lord Jesus. We owe to God acceptance and forgive ness through the way He has appointed, viz: repentance. No amount of servico towards our fellow men can take the place of repen tance for our sins and service to God. The text also shows that certain religious things are to bo kept from worldly things. It It is rare to find business men recognizing re ligion in their business. This is wrong. They do not ask: “Is the business reputable?” hut “Is it profitable?” The question should be: “Is it agreeable to God, useful aud profitable to myself.” If men did this, what a change there would be! In the field of polities the same er ror is made. Every man is responsible to God for his vote and political influence. I do not advocate the formation of a religious party. What I mean is, wc have made our allegiance to parties of sin and expediency superior to our allegiance to God. When our political leaders are carrying us into wrong we should leave them This question also relates to the duties we owe to the church aud parish, and may the scrutiny to which we arc invited lead to self scrutiuy, to prayer and the faithful performance of our duties. Eev. Dr. Carrutliers, at the Pay sou Memorial Church, took for his text also, Proverbs, xiv, 31; “Righteousness exalteth a nation, hut sin Is a reproach to any people.” These words are of the nature of an antithe sis, presenting two contrasts, the one relating to the character and conduct, the other to the condition of a nation or people. Both branches of the statement are of universal aud perpet ual application. A nation will rise by right eousness or fall by sin, History confirms this, generations attest its truth, and the time will never come when the records of any cominum ty will fail to respond iu tones of unqualified acquiescence. And yet this statement runs counter to the judgment of multitudes iu every age, and experience has fai led to convince the wayward children of men that God is true.— Many make a mock of sm, considering it a tri fle that does not in the least affect public prog ress or prosperity. In all Christian countries there are persons who expect to see society ad vanced in all that is essential to its interests, without and against religion. Righteousness is the synonym ot justice, and justice consists in giving every one his due. Justice is the cement of society, aud the unjust man is the confessed enemy of his kind, and tabo* d by his fellows. Every man’s rights should be respected by his fellowmen, and lie who does not, forfeits his right to be considered just or righteous. But has God no rights? Is it just to withhold from him what is his due as Creator and Moral Governor? Does it not seem that we should reverently regard the in stitutions he has established and guarded by perfect legislation? Yet some men claiming to be just, do not hesitate to rob God. Restricting righteousness to what is due from man to mau, is of the essence of atheism. Righteousness is religion; sin irreligion. The one dignifies a na tion; the other disgraces it. The one promotes national prosperity; the other is the precursor of its downfall. Men of the world claim to have other guarantees for national prosperity, such as the science of political economy, the advance of general knowledge, increase of civil liberty, and augmentation of the nation’s ma terial resources. The science of political economy is simply “a series of ingenious conjectures.” Human policy shaped by human knowledge and human pow er is circumscribed in narrow limits. Tho “logic of events” laughs at the predictions of statesmen and human foresight. Where now is the English coalition policy of 1815, the Na poleonic Mexican policy, the American policy of denying suffrage to the negroes? No system of human policy has existed that has not per ished like tho “baseless fabric of a vision.” The extension of general kuowledge will accom plish nothing for us as a nation, if not joined with religious and moral principle, any more than it did for Rome in the Augustan age, Greece in the days of her palmiest prosperity, or France whose" learned men overthrew her liberties by undermining the safeguards of re ligion. We can scarcely exaggerate the worth of civil freedom, but even this, apart from the dominion and guidance of truth aud virtue, will do little, if anything, for the real moral exaltation of a people. Every inmate of our prisons is by birth a freeman. Every dishon cstjjtradesman is a free citizen. The annual convocation of our State and national legisla tors, and all their laborious counsels and enact ments, show that freedom is no preservative from crime. Nay, recent events demonstrate that the appointed guardians of a nation’s liberties may unceremoniously put their hands into the nation’s treasury and give the sanction of their infamous example to a.iy and every species of theft The amplitude and increaso of our material resources is no safeguard of a nation's well-be ing. The tacra fames auri, with tho luxury, venality and dissipation in its train, took from Rome bet supremacy, and destroyed Spain. It is eating at our vitals and necessitating repres sive measures unthought of in the days of the nation’s poverty and purity. It is loosening the hold of our greatest men oa the esteem and confidence of their fellow citizens, relaxing all the fibres and sinews of the body politic and if not contracted will entail upon us the doom of Tyre. Righteousness, or religion, must not be con founded with denomiuationalism. National welfare cannot be promoted by sectarianism. Nothing would be gained by changing any man or body of men, from our denomination to an other. Their peculiarities are to religion wliat regiments are to an army, conveniently dis tinguishing sections. A coward will not become a hero by a change of apparel nor will denomi national change of position affect tbc status of a people. Religion is an alfair of the heart and of the life, and the real piety of a people is the only truo gauge and guarantee of national pros perity The addition of regenerate persons in creases the power and purity of a community; and every instance of apostacy pioportionately decreases it. Religion is recitude of heart and life, the habitual subjection of thought, utter ance, and action to tne supremasy of heavenly truth and the will of God. Real, living, earn est, upright Cnristians are collectively—to whatever denomination they belong—the light of the world, tho salt of the earth, the only con servators of what is worth pcrpetuatiugui a na tion. The doctor closed with the assurance that two institutions deserved our most serious con sideration for our national welfare, prayer aud the observance of the Sabbath. ST. LAWRENCE STREET. The observance of our annual Fast was tried as an experiment by the churches on Munjoy. The Congress street Methodist and the St. Law rence street Congregational united in services and prayer meetiug at the house of the latter. The sermou by Rev. Mr. Wright was an earnest plea for the preservation of the religious char acter of the day, and was listened to by a largo and interested audience. The prayer meetiu" was a glowing one, and all felt that for once in the history of these sisterly churches. Fast Day was successfully observed Below we give a brief abstract of Mr. Wright’s sermou: Text—2d Chron., xx; 3, i. The essential idea of a religious Fast is not abstinence, but humility penitence and prayer. It is not to afflict the body in order to quicken the spirit, but to subordinate the wants of the flesh to the needs of the spirit. It is to set apart and con secrate a day to spiritual exercises, that iu it man may humble himself before his Maker and by supplication secure his favor and blessing. The only thought in the mind of the pious Jehoshaphat was, “How shall I aud my peo ple appear before God and secure His aid in this emergency?” The spirit of tho king per vaded that vast assembly, and as God looked down from on high he was pleased with tho sacrifices they brought to him; pleased to see the hearts of the people upturned in trust to 11 Would God have been as well pleased if that appointed Fast had beeu spent in pastime aud parties and will it indeed be an indication of religious progress in our laud, when some wide awake Governor of our State shall proclaim an annual gala day in the place of our time honor ed fast? Evil will be that time, if itever comes, aud God forbid it should, when the religious sentiments of our communities will tolerate such a desecration; we have surely gone far enough in the desecration of the day, and it . ,, . *1,0 endeavor of Christians to do all should be theainp]e to preserve its relig they can by » . d gjgned as a day of public ous 'baraitvr^ri day tQ dovote l(') God> And'lt canbe properly obseived in no other wav than in a humble, prayerful seeking after God? But how can he come before the Lord, in a speech of genuine humility and penitence? It will help us if we first deepen our apprecia tion of those moral evils which are prevailing among us, and leading us to separate as a peo ple from the favor and protection of God. Much is being done, both within aud without the church to stay the evil tides which threaten our land; more effort is needed; intemperance is still up; like an evil spirit it is marching over the land with a giant tread, sowing the seeds of disease, suffering aud death, and pre paring the way for untold miseries in the fu ture. We had hoped that this year would have added a new triumph over this common enemy in the strict,thorough and constant enforcement of the law against the liquor traffic. But there are manifest indications that the old enemy is getting the victory again over the arm of the arm of the law. The shameful spectacle, so common in our streets,prove that more vigilance aud perseverance is required of our custodians [ of the peace. Another evil to he deplored ia the wide spread diffusion of au immoral literature. No ouo thing perhaps is doing more to undermine the moral health of the young than this. No one thing calls for greater watchfulluess on the part of parents and guardians. In view of these evils; in view of the unnum bered wars they are preparing for generations yet unborn, let us go to God for lielp, for that grace we need to strengthen us for the warfare against us. The prevalence of irreligion aud the ungodli ness, and the lukewarmness of Christians call for our deep penetence and humiliations before God. The church of Christ is not sufficiently aggressive. She has too little to do with the outward evils of the world. She ought to be first among those active agencies' engaged in moral reform. The greatest discouragements are to be found in the Christian camps, in Christian society, in the organized means for the extention of the truth anil the promotion of virtue. The great est occasion for liumilation is that so many are enrolled in the Christian army, but in no spirit for the conflict. The civil authority cannot make us liumblo and prayerful, but it can and does encourage us to seek the Lord in this solemn fast, to remem ber our faults and shortcomings, and to exercise deep repentance in view of our individual and natural sins. Abstinence anil sacrifice are meaningless as mere facts. God is not pleased that we go hungry, but if abstain from food, es teeming the love and the favor of God moro than our necessary food, if our abstinence and sacrifice are the expressions of a deep inward sent'ment, then our fastday will not be in vain. UNION CONFERENCE MEETING. The Union Meoting for prayer and religious conference, which it has been usual to hold in the afternoon of Fast Day, was held in the ves try of the Payson Memorial Church at three o’clock, ltcv. J. M. Palmer, presiding. After some devotional exercises the conference appar ently resolved itself into a society for the extir pation of heresy. Remarks were made which go show that the age of bigotry and intolerance has not yet entirely passed away. Some of the clergy present displayed much temper and more bad judgment. A strange disregard for the teachings of the meek and lowly Nazarene was evinced. Rev. Mr. Dalton, of St. Stephen’s said: The great characteristic of our age is the boldness displayed by infidels. They are not only infidel in their belief but they are bold in declaring that infidelity. In strong contrast with their boldness is-the timidity of Christian men. As an instance of this boldness spoken of there has been published in the Press with in the week, a sermon in which the writer takes the ground that infidelity is preferable to Christianity—or to use the words of the preach er “Chistianity as commonly taught is inferior to infidelity and theism.” The speaker disap 4-1,„ 4.1, ~ .1A _ ! give publicity to sermons or doctrines which— —he claimed— run counter to the belief of tho majority of the community. He objected most decidedly to any minister putting forth a ser mon that attacked any other sect. What is the remedy ? Simply this. We should say to the press “if you do these things, we, who are your patrons will cease to be so any longer.” He al so stated that not only was the sermon to which he had alluded abominable, but it had received the commendation and endorsement of the edi tor of the journal that published it. The Rov.E. P.Thwing then arose and said ho was away when the sermon referred to was pub lished, and he had not seen it, but from his connection with the press, he knew more about the profession than Mr. Dalton. The commen dation referred to was very likely not written by the editor, but by some attache, or by the minister or his friends, and paid for at so much a line. Such was the custom with newspapers. [Had it been the custom, the Press would have been many dollars in for the puffs of himself which Mr. Tlnving lias contributed to its col umns]. If we wait till to-morrow we shall probably see a commcudation of this meeting for it is “Good Lord” oue day and “Good Dev il” the next. He thought besides, that there . were a great many inconsistent Christians re penting of things to-day tney would repeat to morrow, and he didn.t Believe in any such Christianity. Here Rev. Mr. Williams of tho Plymouth Church, arose and said there might be a good many inconsistent Christians, but the vast ma jority was composed of excellent, silent,consist ent Christians. Rev. Mr. Dalton then said—in reply to Mr. Thwing’s remarks—That he did not refer to the Portland Daily Press, but to the press general ly. He continued, “there isn’t a crime com mitted by the lowest Catholic, in the lowest cel lar in New York, but is telegraphed from 0110 part of the country to another, and the disgust ing details are paraded in the public journals, and laid npon our breakfast table in the morn ing, and it is a crying shame. When my chil dren ask to see the morning "paper, I say to them, you may read it provided you will read only the foreign news. Rev. Dr. Carruthers, said that one good sign after all, in regard to this matter, is the absolute baldness of infidelity, and so one knows where to strike kat it;,but there are so many insidious phases of infidelity in the world, that one knows not where or whom to smite. Rev. James M. Palmer, presiding, made some severe strictures npon what he denominat ed the bold infidelity of the sermon referred to, and even criticised the conduct of the Press in publishing a sermon, with such unevangelical tendencies. Aoniversaby Exercises at Chestnut St. M. E. Ciiurch.—Tho custom of giving an an niversary concert, which has been followed by this Sunday School for many years, was observ ed on the evening of Fast Day, with unusual success, judging by the full house and the ex pressions of pleasure which we have heard from all quarters. The excellent singing of thechil dreu in chorus, and the carefully selected and finely delivered dialogues which gave pleasure to every one, were well supplemented by a beauti fully rendered solo by Mrs. Goudy, a duet by Mrs. Goudy and Mrs. Norcross, and quartettes by Mrs, Goudy, Mrs. Norcross and Messrs. Coyle and Staples. The affair was thoroughly well gotten up, and deserves a repetition. We understand that the parties concerned in these .exercises, sharing in the general public interest favorable to the Maine General Hos pital Fair, would consent to repeat the enter tainment with some popular changes and addi tions, at the same place, for the benefit of that charity. We suggest that the committee look into the matter, asa handsome sum mightquite likely be realized. Couxtv Fair.—Tho Executive Committee of the Cumberland County Agricultural Asso ciation hadja meeting in this city yesterday to decide upon the time and place of bolding tbe Annual County Fair. The committee settled upon Bridgton as the place, and the 1st and 2d of October as the time. The lists of premiums were revised and the committees appointed. These will be announced at a future day. The annual address will be delivered by the Presi dent of the Society, Hon. G. W. Woodman. Arrangements have been made with the Seba go Lake Steam Navigation Company for reduc ed transportation of passengers and produce. Tho prospects are very flattering for an unusu ally good Fair. The citizens of Bridgton prom ise that it shall he a success, and they always carry out what they undertake. Somctimo next week a list of premiums for field crops will be given. Assaults.—Thursday night a man named Willsam Ahacrn, attempted to kick up a rum pus at the residence of Michael Lee, on the corner of York and Maple streets. Lee seized a club and knocked the intruder down, crack ing his skull, and otherwise severely injuriug him. Deputy Bridges and officer Jones arrest ed Lee. Yesterday afternoon James Taylor, a one armed man, who lives on Madison street, as saulted Patrick Winn with an earthen bowl, and a knife, cutting aud bruising him severely. Deputy Bridges arrested Taylor after a hard struggle. The cause of contention was a girl, ten years old, from St. JohD, who is living with Taylor Her mother wrote to Winn to get her. Taylor refused to give her up. So they fought about it with tho above mentioned result. Houses in Trouble.—Snperiuteudant Leach informs us that au alarinius disease has sud denly made its apjiearauce amoug the horses under his charge. Since Thursday moruing seventeou horses have beeu taken down, one he thinks cahnot live, four are in slings, aud the rest exhibit the disease iu its various stages. Mr. Leach is afraid the disease will spread through the whole stable. Tho running of the horse cars is already se riously hindered. The horses are takcu suddeuly uuable to stand. The spine appears to Ire tbe part most seriously affected. Saccarrappa Wide Awake.—Fifty dollars, the first installment of cash contribution, has been received through Dr. K. A. Gray and B M. Edwards, from the citizens of Saccarrappa Village, for tho Maine General Hospital, A Pleasant Prospect.—The world-noted and popular comediau, John C. Owens, with a first-class stock company, opens an engagement at Music Hall, on Thursday of next week. The single announcement that he is to be here, will cause a rush for seats. Three entertainments will he given. Tom Taylor’s comedy of “Vic tims,” in which Mr. Oweus takes the role of Joshua Butterby, and Owens’ great specialty of “Solon Shingle” are underlined for Thursday evening. On Friday evening “Everybody’s Friend,” in which Owens assumes the part of Major De Boots, and the popular and very amusiug farce of “Forty Winks” will be brought out. “Married Life,” in which Owens takes the role of Henry Dove, and “Solon Shin gle” will be brought out. It will be safe to promise Mr. Owens crowded houses,for no first class actor is even neglected in Portland. The sale of seats will begin at Stockbridge’s Music Store on Tuesday morning. Worthv Action.—Yesterday Marshal Park er deposited at one of the Savings Banks StOO for Mrs. Parsons, widow of the Joseph B. Par sons, the policeman who lost his life a few days since by falling from a train, and $100 each for each of the three children that he leaves, bo sides giving the bereaved lady $102 in monoy and its equivalent in hand—in all $802. This is one of the generous deeds that too frequent ly are unnoticed. The credit is largely due to Marshal Parker, Deputies Bridges and Wil liams and every nember of the police, who made it a special point to bring the case of the unfortunate family to the public. Nearly every citizen called upon responded, Mayor Wescott giving the largest sum. Should any of our peo ple desire to bestow a few dollars where it is needed and will be gratefully appreciated, they can do no better than to make a remittance to the Marshal for this family. Acknowledgments.—The Executive Com mittee acknowledge the additional receipt of the following named articles and money, in aid of the Maine General Hospital Fair, viz: Henry T. Carter, working model of Clyde steamer. Tyler & Cox, case of ladies’ boots. Mrs, Wm. H. Stephenson, water color paint ing. David Tucker, printing for the Fair. John M. Fluent, free use of Fluent’s Hall during the Fair. F. & C. B. Nash, “Huh” Cooking range, edges steel finished, kuobs nickel plated. J. P, Wyman, Augusta, pair hardwood doors for outside entrance to Hospital building. .1. Ambrose Merrill, ice pitcher, elegant fin ish. Kendall & Whitney, Archimedian Lawn Mower. O. M. & D. W. Nash, cook sieve, superior finish with furniture complete, Darius White & Co., brushes. Maher & Co., 1-2 dozen silk hats, first qnal ■ tty. Chas H. Haskell, Treasurer. Boss Tweed in Town.—The Boss Thief of the world, the man who stole the'revenues of a large city, the great Mr. Tweed, artived in town from Canada, Thursday evening, and took up his quarters at the Preble House. He immediately established his identity by giving five dollars to the porter who brought his trunk from the hack to the hall-way. He left for New York in the yesterday morning train, in tending, so he said, to make a short stay at Old Orchard. It is shrewdly surmised that he pur poses to return to this city, and sail in the Scan dinavian to-night. Ferry Village. Fast Day was observed at Ferry Village with appropriate services at the Methodist church. Iu the afternoou the Sabbath school held its anniversary, and elected James L. Willey, superintendent; Charles A. Tilton. Assistant; and Janies A. Thurrell, treasurer. At a meet ing of the Union Society, it was voted to raise a sum of money on a term of years to enable the society to furnish and paint their hall. Messrs. Pickett, Cole and Califf were chosen a committee to negotiate the loan. Prof. Eve lcth’sbenefit in tlie evening was a very suc cessful affair. Messrs. Timmons & Hawes have just re ceived a full cargo of those delicious oysters for which their house on Market Square is so justly famous. To-night their store will he the resort of the town. niSCELLANEOIJS NOTICES. Good News for the Lovers of Oysters. —II. Freeman & Co., 101 Federal street, have just received fresh from their native beds in V'-^mia, a lot of the largest and best oysters «fer brought into this market Bring your cans and try them for Sunday dinner. This morning at 11 o’clock, F. O. Bai ley & Co. will sell by order of executor, five Horses, also one Jersey cow and calf, a superi or milker, two hives of Bees, Carriages, Hnr ncses, &o. Periodicals.—Harpers’ Monthly, the Gal axy, the Atlantic Monthly and Our Young Folks for May, have been received and are for sale at the book stores of Mcssrs.Bailey & Noyes, and Hall L. Davis,on Exchange street; and at Loring, Short & Harmon and Augustus Kobinson’s, under the Falmouth Hotel; also at the school hook, music and periodicals store of E. C. Andrews, No. 30 Centre street, at the book and periodical depot of Mcssrs Fessenden Brothers, Lancaster Hall, and at Wentworth’s, corner of Congress and Oak Sts. The joy there is in a dollar can he learned by a trial of Loring’s Specific by any person suffering from Constipation and Dys pepsia. Price $1.00. Loring, Druggist, pro prietor. _ apl7tf Gentlemen always desiro a perfect-fitting serviceable Boot, and can always find the same, imported or of our own manufacture, at 293 Washington street, Boston. T. E. Moseley & Co. The best fitting shirt, “ “ wearing “ “ “ made “ is the Portland Shirt. BY TELEGRAPH. MATTERS IN MAINE. Obstructions on the Maine Central. Watervillb, April 18.—Last evening a wash out took place ou the Maine Central Railroad near Lang’s Mills, between this place and Vas salboro. A crew are at work repairing the track, as it is impossible for trains to pass over it. The land slide which took place here yes terday was worse than it was first thought to bo. A large crow of men have been at work since yesterday afternoon trying to clear the track but make poor headway as slides constantly oc cur. This forenoon one five feet deep, with trees all standing, came down on tlje track. THE LOUISIANA MASSACRE. Report of a United States marshal. _ Fiendish Barbarity of the Warmothilrs. New Orleans, April 17th.—Deputy Marshal Decklyro has returned from Colfax. He ar rived there the day after the massacre. The details are horrible. The Democrats (white] of Grant parish attempted to oust the incum bent parish officers by force and failed, the sheriff protecting the officers with a colored posse. Several days afterwards, recruits from other parishes to the number of 300 came to the assistance of the assailants, when they demand ed the surrender of the colored people. This was refused. An attack was made and the negroes were driven into the court house. The court house was tired and the negroes slaughter ed as they left the burning building after re sistance had ceased. Sixty-five negroes, terribly mutilated, were found dead near the ruins of the court house. Thirty-four, known to have been taken prison ers, are said to have been shot and thrown intc the river. The slaughter is greater than in tbt riot of 18GG in this city. Will send report by mail. Sigucd, J. It. Breakwith, United States Attorney. United States Marshal Packard makes a sim ilar statement, except that many moro were found wounded in the locality and that no ar] rests could be made without troops. Washington, April 18.—Attorney Genera Williams, this afternoon, telegraphed Beck with, United States Attorney, New Orleans: Sir:—You are instructed to make a tboroupl investigation of the affair in Grant parish anc if you find that tbo laws of the United State! have been violated, you will spare no pains oi expense to cause the guilty parties to be ar rested and punished, and if military aid is necessary to execute any United States process, you will call on Gen. Emory for that purpose

who has been instructed to turnich it. (Signed,) George H. Williams, _Attorney General. The President will continue the present poll cy toward the Indians, punishing those onli who deserve it. A \Y ashington special says that rumors an iu circulation that a promiueut New Englant Federal official s accounts show that he is large ly iu arrears, and that he may be suspended. t, A ,P?ri* despatch ggys that the wife of Henrj Itocbefort is dead. The Boston Handel and Hayden Society, 40C strong, go to New York Monday to participate m an Musical Festival-. 59 bodies were secured about the wreck ol the Atlantic Thursday, and 12 up to 3 o’clock Friday. I THE MODOC WAR. General Advance on Capt. Jack. THE INDIANS SURROUNDED. Splendid Conduct of the Troops and Sig nal Success of the Movement. Still better Success the Second Day Capt. Jack’s Cave Shelled. THE MODOCS CUT OFF FROM WATER SUPPLY. THK LOSS VERY LIOUT. Headquarters of Modoc Expedition, ( Camp South Tule Lake, April 15. j The day opened warm and still, but was ush ered by the roar of musketry and occasional booming of the howitzers. Col. Mason’s camp was at Hospital Rock, on the north side of Capt. Jack’s position and directly under that famous stronghold. Gen. Gillen who had been waiting the arrival of his stores an! the Warm Spring Indians, issued orders for tents to be struck and drawn in a compact form to a place near Hospital Rock, for the troops to be sup plied with three days rations and one hundred rounds of ammunition, for the cavalry to be ready to move at 2 o’clock a. m. to-day, and for Col. Mason, on the opposite side of the Lava beds, to move at the same hour on the enemy. The plan of battle was on the north side: Col. Mason was to advance his command on the right, the Warm Spring Indians on his left circling up on the edge to unite with the right of the troops from this side, leaving only the lake for the Modocs to escape by- Col. Perry and Lieut. Cressan with the cavalry were to move from a point beyond the main cave and conceal themselves, till joined in the morning by infantry and artillery. It was hoped that when the latter companies left camp the Modocs' would observe them, and in an attempt to cut them off fall into the hands of the cavalry. These movements wore faithfully executed and probably hurried a little ou our side by the es cape of Long Jim, a Modoc who was under guard as a prisoner of war. At midnight he leaped past the guard and escaped, though many shots wero fired at him. At daylight wo hoard an irregular fusilade on the opposite side of Lava bed, and knew that Colonel Mason’s force or liis skirmishers were engaged. At six o’clock we heard the boom of ofjhowitzcrs and eaw shells bursting over Capt. Jacks camp. At this time the rocks were swarming with Indians, and firing was rapid. Col. Green at seven o’clock united with Col. Perry’s command; about an hour and a half af ter leaving camp, and sooner the ball opened. Capt. Miller of Co. E, 1th Infantry com manding the battalion had the extreme right. Next to him were Capt. Trockmortou’s battery M, 4th Artillery, and Lieut. Harris’ battery K, th Artillery, Capt. Elgun’s, Co. G, and Capt. Wright’s Co. E, both of 12th Infantry formed the centre. The cavalry were on the extreme left. While marching along the Lake shore just at the head of Long Cove, afcout a mile and a half from Jack’s camp, the troops en countered the first opposition. Straggling shots were fired from a bluff at a long range. The men were deployed in open skirmish order, and advanced slowly under such cover as the rocks afforded. Our'right opened a gorge in the bluff from the right bank of which camo straggling shots, while a few fell around us from the left bank. Our skirmishers crept up, supported by the reserves until we arrived at short range, when a severe volley was fired from the Blnff, there evidently being 25 or 30 Indians posted there; tho fire was heavy. After standing about fifteen minutes the or der to charge was given, and the men sprang forward, amid the most deafening yells from the Modocs. Such was the rapidity of the on slaught,and so unexpected, that the troops were on them before they knew it, and in a few min utes we were masters of the situation, and our brave boys behind the rocks resting, at their leisure. - Gen.Gillen had sent an order to Col.Mason to '-Stir the Indians up oh thTS Side, and he let into them with a vengeance, distracting tueir atten tion aud materially assisting our troops. Mcau while we extricated our wouuded, four in num ber. Mono were killed. Capt. Eagan aud his men fought gallantly, as did all engaged. Capt. Eagan was wouuded in the arm, tut would not leave the field. E O’Connor, private of battery M, 4th Artillery, was shot in the leg! a flesh wound. Private J. Danley, of Battery K. 4th Artillery, shot in the fore-arm. Corporal E. Kellish, Battery K, 4th Artillery, received a scalp wound; private McManus, Co. E, 12th In fantry, had his thigh crushed. The lines were five hundred yards apart, and the ground between them uncovered. At 2 p. m. order was given to advance the mortars, Maj, Thomas in command, Lieut. Crompton Howe, of 4th Artillery, and Sergeant Hamer, with 19 men compose the party, and are as gallant a set as ever handled guns. At 4:30 'the line was deployed down the lake, opposite Jack’s camp, and crossed an intervening open space at double quick, without receiving a shot. They arc now in readiness to charge on the bluffs as soon as the mortars have dono their work. The mortars havo arrived on the grouud and taken their position. All was quiet until 5 p, m, when a sudden aud heavy volley rattlled along Col. Mason’s line, and continued several minutes; Just pre vious to this it was signalled that no one had been killed or wounded. • At 5:10 p m the first Shot 'was fired from the mortars, planting a | shell far in the bluffs; a few shells were thrown I going well into the lava beds, and apparently doing good work. Our line now extends from under the Bluffs, where Capt, Jack’s cave is, up to the ledge to the south nearly a mile. The bluffs carried by Captain M iller are now held; two ledges inter vene between the men and tho main plateau: The mortars are nowfG p m), being moved for ward, as our men are ready to scale the heights. Col. Mason’s line has not been broken; by to morrow, we shall be with the Warm Spring In dians, and have these red fiends encircled, with but the lake left them to escape by. From ap pearances, it would seem the lower lake shore and bluffs have been cleared of Indians by Col. Mason, as our men are steadily advancing with out receiving any shots. The troops will prob ably hold the lower rocks for cover until morn ing. Lava Beds, April 1G.—During the night the Modocs position remained the same as they oc cupied at sunset yesterday. This morning a hotly contested fight took place on Col. Green’s left. The Indians endeavored to get to the lake for water, but our troops succeeded iu keeping them away. At 7 a. m., a despatch from Col. Mason’s camp was received saying that some of the Modoes had passed out on bis left, aud were then on his flank and rear. During the night the morlars under the command of Maj. Thomas opened fire on tho Modocs camp which was kept up, and very much annoyed the In dians who could be heard yelling and shouting at au awful rate. l 4 a. iu., mg troops uuuer »joi. ureen wore ordered to move forward fromtlie position they had held during tho night. Tho whole line started with a cheer, and before 10 o’clock they had reached the top of the ridge next to Capt. Jack's camp which was so hotly contested yes terday and which was nearly deserted to-day. When our men gained this position cheers could be heard along the whole line. Orders were then given to sweep the Lava Beds. A despatch was sent by signals to Capt, Boynard ordering him in case the|Modocs had got out in Col. Mason's left to pursue them immediately with cavalry, and give them no rest. At 10 o’clock our troops had gained consider able ground and firing was becoming more fre quent, and the general impression was that the Lava Beds are. Orders have been givon for Col. Mason to move his right forward rapidly and if possible join Col. Greene’s left. This will cut the Modocs off. From 10 to 12 o’clock there was considerable firing from the south to the lako. Only part of the Modocs could have got out on Col. Mason’s left, and tho Indians can be heard iuthe vicinity of Jack’s cave. The mortars, which have ceased firing since day light, have been ordered to a new position with in 800 yar s of tho cave near the lake. About 12 o’clock Cols. Greene and Mason with their commands effected a junction, which entirely cuts off the Modocs from the water. After this movement was effected, occasional firing was heard at different points of the line. It was dscidedjnot to push our men on the In d .*? 8tr°°?f?0,d' as we might lose many men without killing an Indian, whereas if we could fro.n! *he water they would have to leave their position. We could not find them in a stronger one. v. muu kiffed iQ the l7° d»y8 fiskt has been five killed and tet wounded The only officer yet —d 18 Lieut. Eagan, a flesh wound in the left leg and he is doing well. J.Ue junction has been formed between Greene s right and Mason’s left. Five Indiaus are reported killed. Of these we have some scalps. None of our killed or wounded liayo yet fallen into the hands of the Indians. It is evideut that if our men cau hold their position on the lake shore, the Modocs will have to sur render. There is at present aheavyfireofmua ketry near the lake shore and the Indians are evidently ffohting for the water. Every one who has seen our troops in action speak of them in the highest terms. Yreka, April 17.-Mr. Costello a special courier arrived at noon, having lef headquarters at the Lava Beds at 9 o’clock last night with the following news of yesterdays work. Early Wednesday morning the Modocs had a big tire in their camp and Major Thomas drop ped a shell directly into it, provoking a frantic tester :,xtin«rh the same locality, ami was followed ?ropi*V} *" pain and dismay, and thB Modoca?he£ ye 8 °f ed and challenged the soldiers to come oTTnd fight. Another shell was the answer, and thev were driven back. At four o’clock a. m., after another fight the Modocs gave up the attempt to break through our lines and retired. Scat tering shots were fired at the men who attempt ed to advance on them. At nine o clock Col. Gillem’s command moved forward from the position gained on Tuesday, and soon occupied the ledge next to Jack's camp. Col. Mason moved the right forward as rapidly as possible to form a junction with Gen. (lillem s left, cut ting off the Modocs from the Lake their only source of water supply. The junction was ef fected at noon at 2 p. m., the mortars were throwing shells within excellent range. Col. Greene fell backliehind the ledge,await ing the Modocs,should the shell drive them out; After the filing, the Modocs^replied with yells: After the fifth shell there came a raking fire, and a small party of men sprang out of the chasm, and came into tlie lines amid a shower of bullets. The falling hack was caused by the Modocs Hanking and opening a cross fire; Col, Milleif attempting to form a junction with the Warm Spring Indians,missed them as lie swung down tlie great cliasm with thirteen rnen, whereupon Miller fortified himself: The Mo docs fought for their lives until tlie mortars opened, and withstood tlie fire until 4 p ni, when tlie shells began falling in their nndst, and they broke cover, dashing along the ledge, and losing two men killed, and nuo wounded: The line was reformed and held around the Modocs: Col, Mason signalled that tlie Modocs were on his rear flank trying to get out. At 7:45 p m, Col Mason’s men were seen on the Bluff: There was heavy firing at 8o’clock on Col Mason’s line; a strong effort was made to unite Col Mason’s left to Greene’s left: At 9 o’clock, Col Greene’s whole lino was moving; Col Mason at 9;45 signalled that tlie Modocs were leaving the lava beds, and the cavalry were ordered to pursue: Half an hour later heavy firing was heard at tlie Modocs’ stronghold: At 1.80 the Warm |Spriug Indians reported three more Medoc scalps, making four to-day. At 9 o’clock p. in. the terrible fire has ceased. There will be more severe fighting before the works are carried. It is almost impossible to see an Indian. Casello says that the blaze from the musket ry tiring along tiio lake shore about the time of his departure last night, was continuous. He believed the Modocs make a strong effort to escape by the lake or to get water, and were completely routed, from the appearance of the firing and the time of its duration. He says the Indians are certainly disheartened, for ho watched them with a glass at long range three different times during the day’s fight and they were running from one point to another with no apparent purpose, and seemiugly bewildered by the advance of our forces. He learned that our casualties are four killed and nineteen wounded, some slightly. METEOROLOGICAL . PROBABILITIES FOR THE NEXT TWKNTY-FOtIt HOURS. War Dep’t, Office Chief Signal) Officer, Washington, D. C., } T . April 18. 8 (P. iV.I J Probabilities—The lowest barometer will cou tinue Saturday over the lower lakes and the storm centre on Massachusetts Bay will con tinue moving towards Nova Scoti a. For north ern New England and lower lakes continued cloudy and clearing weather. For the Middle States partly cloudy and clearing woather with westerly winds. For the Southern States west erly winds, rising temperature and generally clear weather, except on the Texas coast, where southerly wiuds with cloudy weather are more probable. For the upper lakes and the North west a rising barometer, northerly winds and clear weather. Cautionary signals continue at Portland, Me., andEastport. MINOR TELEGRAMS. Homar Law of New York and John McMa hone of Rutland, Vt., have arranged a wrest ling match for §3000. Hou. Charles Francis Adams deliver ed an eulogy on ex-Gov. Seward before tlie Now York Legislature, Friday, Gov. Dix presided. Baron Liebig died Friday in Muuicb, aged The Pope is better hut still confined to his ueu. A block of six houses was burned on Coggs weli avenue, North Cambridge, Mass., Friday. Collector McDonald of Halifax as rendered his decision in the case ot the officers of the Atlantic which is that Capt. Williams certifi cate be revoked for two years, and John Brown fourth officer be suspended for three months. The U. S. pension office at Indianapolis, Ind., was burned Thuasday. Papers saved. Congressman Krebs of Illenois, returns his back pay. “Dr.” David It. Brown of Boston was ar rested in New York, Friday, on the charge of producing an aborbtion on Mary O’Brien last November. He was sent to Boston, and was about to go to Europe when arrested. Gen. Crook announces the surrender of large numbers of Apache Indians who have bceu taught that war on their part is useless. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. Foreign Exports. MATANZAS. Sclir F H Barker—5680 box shocks, 96 empty casks. HALIFAX, NS. Brig Chief—3000 bbls flour, 100 do oatmeal. ST. JOHN, NB. Schr Cambria—1000 bbls flour, 2 do seed. Foreign Imports. ST. PIERRE. Brig H E Wheeler-*-550 hhds sugar, 13. bbls do, 124 kegs 'tamarinds, Phinuey & Jackson MATANZAS. Brig J B Brown—691 hhds, 77 tes, 2 bbls, molasses, Geo S Hunt. Schr Mary D Haskell—460 hhds, 45 tea molasses, Geo S Hunt. WALTON, NS. Schr Hope—180 tons plaster to order. LONDONDERRY, NS. Schr Naiad—227 car wheels to John Porteous. CORNWALLIS NS. Schr Escort—40 cords wood to A D Wbidden. Boston Stock Ijist. (Sales at the Broker’s Board. April 18.1 Boston <& Maine Railroad.119* Eastern Railroad.. ioo$ lew Fork Stock and Money Market. New York, April. 18—Morning,—Gold 1174. Mon ey $ per cent. Sterling Exchange, long, 107: do short 108. State stocks heavy. Stocks firm ana market excited. New York. April 18—JsVenino.—All apprehensions of further panic have passed away. With the excep tion of Lockwood & Co., no further failnres arc re ported, while Money has returned to 7 per cent., and markets for securities are Ann. A cheerful feeling gervaded all departments of business, the enormous quidations on Stock Exchange for days past, the steady influx of currency from the interior and large out of town purchases of stock having had their nat ral effect. Tne Grand Jury failed to indict any one for usury, but on the contrary recommended a repeal of the usury law. The highest rate of Money for the day was $ per cent, and interest, from which there was a fall to 1-16 at 1 o’clock, and 7 per cent, by half past two, the closing rate. Foreign Exchange firmer, with leading bankers asking 107J for 60 days and 108$ for sight, though the highest actual business in the former was at 107$, with sight at 108$ @ 108$. Gold active and higher; on purchases for the bull account it advanced from 117$ to 118$, closing ot 118 @ 118$. The are ca ble reports of £175.000 being shipped nere from Lon don, but the movement this way can hardly be more than temporary. Loans at 4 @ 7 per cent, per an num to 1-32 per day. The clearings were $83,000,000. Treasury disbursements $94,000. Customs receipts $329,000. Imports of dry goods for the wek $3,300, 000, and those of merchandise are estimated at $9, 000.000. The payment of the May interest by the Treasury is expected to begiu next week. Outstand ing legal tenders show a decrease of $52,000. Govern ments strong and $ @ 1$ per cent, higher, while for eign hankers made large purchases for shipment.— State bonds neglected. Railroad mortgages dull and firm. The Stock market reflected an improved con dition of affairs generally, and has shown the samo eagerness to buy as there was recently to sell. Early dealings were unsettled by the failure of Lockwood & Co., under which prices fell $ @ 2| per cent., but the market soon recovered Its tone ana became active and buoyant, the rise varying from the lowest point of the (lay to 1 per cent., with great strength at the close. The suspension of Lockwood & Co., and Brownell & Brother it is expected will be temporary The following were the quotations of Government securities: unueu oiaies coupon i> s, .... .120 United States5-2(Ps 1862. ..117 United States 5-20’s 1864.117 United States 5-20*s 1865, old.119 United States 5-20’s 1865, new..117 United States 5-20Js 1867. 119 . United States 5-20’s 1868. 117 Unlte-d States5’s. new...,,. 115 United States 10-40’s.,coupons. ... .113 Currency 6’s . ....113} I The following were the closing quotations of Stocks: Western Uniou Telegraph Co. 85} Pacific Mail. 59 N. Y. Centra* and Hudson River consolidated.... 101} Erie.. 664 Erie preferred... 73* Union Pacific stock. 32} The following were the quotations for Patfinc Rail road securities: Central Pacific bonds .......... .. 102} Union Pacific do.... 86} Union Pacific land grants.~..73} Union Pacific income bonds. 72 Domestic JlnrketM. New Yobk, April 18—Evening—Cotton is steady with a good export inquiry: sales 1780 bales; Mid dling uplands 19}c; Flour heavy and a shade easier; sales 9450 bbls; State 5 70 @ 8 25; Round hoop Ohio 7 00 ® 10 50; Western 5 70 @ 10 50; Southern 5 80 (ffi 12 50. Wheat opened heavy, and lc lower; sales 347 f000, b“8h,i„N?1 sj>rj,nt»t 1 n @ 1 75; No 2 do at 1 56 1 65; Winter Red Western at 170@ 1 90; White ichigan185@2 25. Corn active andThigber;"ale® 95,000 bush; new Mixed Western 66c afloat; old do 66>c afloat and 64 @ 64Jc ln 8tore. 0at8 ^Jun ebangd; sales 45,000 bush; new Black 49 fa) 534c • new Western Mixed 50 @ 54c. Beef is qu.et andstewl£ S’qk'uifS1Crit?/vW i”??8 Bard firmer at 01-16 rvii au<Un boyers favor; Western 20 @ 39c, State 32@ 44c. Rice is quiet at 7}@8}c. Coflee quiet and firm; Rio (5) IkJo ip Gold Mo sat»i*irdTfirm; N?1,^PPan8 67®75c. Naval Unii »^S.Pn^a Tarpentmo dull at 54 ® 544c; Kosin dull at 3 *0 @ 3 25 for strained. Petroleum is easier; CFp refined at 20}c. Tallow firm at 83 @ 9c. Freights to Liverpool quiet and easier; Grain per sail at 6} @ 6}d. Chicago, April 18.—Flour is dull and unchanged. Wheat dull, unsettled and prices lower; No 2 Spring cash and nearly nominal at 118}® 119*7 seder May sold at 1 20} @ 1 21}. closing •* ’ *3 W June closed at 1 23; No 3Springat 1 wj,. rejected Corn steady at 35Jc lor No 2 Mlx«i r'*ular “jjj; for fresh on spot; 36|c seller May,3S|c do Janc. re ippfnri • do canal afloat 33 S 31c. <Jats nrm, AO « Wller May 293c- R>« l,rm and ^arcc; No Harter* ready; No 2 Fall regular at 70c; v ASr fresh Pork steady and a shade higher at 1660 ISler Maydo June sold at 16 65 ® 17 00 and closed 3 ,0 19 bid: sales at 16 25 buyer June. Lard steiuly at 8 50 on spot; 8 55 seller May. Bulk meats in good demand; no sales. Bacon quiet and unchanged.— Whiskey steady at 87c. Receipts—7,000 bbls flour, 9,000 bush wheat, 60, 000 bush corn, 40,000 bush oats, 0,000 bush rye, 3,000 bush barley, 00,000 hogs. Shipments—6,000 obis flour, 1,000 bush wheat, 22, 000 bush corn, 30,000 bush oats, 0,000 bush rye, 4,000 bush barley, 0000 hogs. ■lOLSDO, April 18.—Flour at 8 50. Wheat dull and lower; Amber Michigan on spot 1 67; seller May 1 68; do June 1 694 ® 1 69}. Corn in fair demand and low er; high Mixed 43}c; seller May 444 @ 44*c: do June 454c; do July 46}c; do July 46}c; do Aug 48c, low do iSacelpts—1,000* bbls'flour,’ 6,000 bUShi pmou ts—lObO bblsflour, 4,000 bush wheat, 14,000 bush corn. 1,000 bush oats. Detroit, April 18.—Flour quiet and unchanged.— Wheat steady; extra Whito at 1 96, closing at 1 97 bid; No 1 White at 1 90; Amber Michigan at 171_ Corn is Steady; No 1 Mixed 44c; Yellow 45c. Oats in good demand at 354c. Keceipts-1,000 bbls flour, 2,000 bush wheat, 00 000 bush corn, 00,000 bush oats. Shlpments-O.OOObbls flour, 14,000 bush wheat, 2,000 | hush corn, 0,000 bush oats. Cincinnati,April 18.—Provisions strong. Pork is st£S,8L.0£.rto.*8 U*ht at 17 25@ 17 50. Lard firm; at yyi kettie 6}@9c. Bulk Meals aro strong s'1 ««tc: dear rib sides at 8jc; clear sides 9lc’* JP*®0*1, strong; shoulders at 7}c; clear rib ~ at 85c, shows 5 iM uon'K— fr01? tlle Chamber of Commerce 000 "ver the nrevi.m paclced lsHtseason; Increase621, crease. In lirSK". °r 172,000,000 pounds in at Now York. 1 * 1 illa.leifv,,6° u ml “ • Receipts of hogs f"3 the tour motithsen.Un^’x?0*^0” *n<1 Baltimore increase of 234,000 over s£L^La,5chl } were 1,<65,000; Charleston, Anrll IK ,,I od las» -vcar uplands l«j@i8jc| *• C(,<«on Is quiet; Middling Savannah, Amins lands at I8}c. 1 s' c»»*on quiet; Middling up Mobilk, April 18—Colton nulet 1 . dling uplands 18} @ mp.. 1 *■ ■- and sternly; Miil New Orleans, April 18—Cotton i„ maud; Middling uplands 18|c. moderate dc Kuropran .Market., London, April 18—11.00—Consols ojamed at 034 for money and for account. * American securities—U. S. 5-20’s 1865, old. at on • do 1867,03}; do 10-lDs, 89}; new 6s, 90. Erie Rail way at 61}. London, April 18—0.00 P. M.—Consols and Ameri can closed unchanged. Erie 51}. Frankfort. April 18—5.00 P. M.—United Stales 5-20s 1862, closed at 95}. Liverpool, April 18—5.00 P. M.—Cotton closed steadier; sales 10,000 hales, 2000 of which were for spoeulatlon and export. Freight* New Orleans, April 12.—Freights.—'The market Is steady. The supply of tonnage Is small. Wo still quote: By steam, Cotton to Liverpool 11-16. Bysail— Cotton to Liverpool |d; to Havre l}c; Bremen 11-16; New York, steam tc. Corn in bu lk to Liverpool 12} @1M; Lard 6s bbl; Pork 5s 6d »bbl; Oil Cake 45s @ 45s tkl F ton. HNTE RT AINM ENTS Fair and Festival. The Ladies of St. Paul’s Ch. Guild WILL HOLD A FAIR AT Grand Army Hall, Tuesday and Wednesday, 22 and 23 Insts. Thos.1 wishing to purchase for the Hospital Fair will find a great variety of USEFUL AND ELEGANT ARTICLES. THE MISCHIEF MAKER, a charming little French play, in full Pea: ant eof tume, Will be given each evening. On Wednesday evening, ELDER CRAWFORD’S FAREWELL, an original Comic Lecture. Refreshments at all hours. Admission Free durlug tho day. Evening tickets 35 cents—at Stockbridge’s, Hawes and Cragfn’s and at the door. apl9(ltd Grand Scandinavian Ball —WILL BE OK— Wednesday, April QH. —Ilf— LANCASTER HALL, European and American Dances. Music by Chandler’* Rand. 15“A good time anticipated. Tickets fll.OO, to be had at the Music Stores and at the door. Doors open at 7. Dances commence at 9. 1‘er order Scandinavians. ’ aprl6-td. MU8IC_BALL. Manager.MR. THEO. HAMILTON. inivrjih munin urNiji Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evcn’gs April 24th, 25th and 26th. The far-famed Comedian, and Delineator of the Pathetic and Comic Drama, Hr. JOHN E. OWENS! Supported by bU own talented Dramatic Organiza tion, expressly engaged to accompany him during his extended tour of the Uuited States. THUBSDAY EYEN’G the performance will commence with the delightful comedy of the VICTIMS, Joshua Butterby...Mr. J. E. Owens. To conclude with Mr. Owens* great specialty of SOLON SHINGLE ! Solon Shingle.Mr. J. E. Owens. As performed by him throughout the entire English World, upwards of 2000 nignta. FRIDAY EYEN’G will be presented Coyne’s celebrated Comedy, in 3 acts, entitled EVERYBODY’S FRIEND! Maj. De Boots the Swashbuckler.. .Mr. J. E. Owens. To be followed by Mr. Owens* original Farce of <L O WINKS! Horatio Sprriggins.Mr. J.E. Owens. SATURDAY EVEN’©, (and positively the last night of Mr. Owens,) will be produced the ex quisite Comedy of MARRIED LIFE! Henry Done.Mr. J. E. Owens. Ts conclude with tho Owens specialty,—SOLON SHINGLE. PRICES OF ADMISSION.—General Admission 75c. Reserved seats, $1. Gallery. 50c. The sale of Reserved seats for Mr. Owens, will commence on Tuesday morning, April 22d, at Ira C. Stockbridge’s Music Store, No. 15G Exchange Street. iy"Mr. Owens will perform in Lewiston, on Mon day Eve’ng, April 28th. apriOdSt Hi. 8. 33. C. THE LONGSHORE BOAT CLUB, will givo their 3rd Grand Assembly, LANCASTER HALL On Thursday Evening, April 24th. FLOOR DIRECTOR.P. McKeon. aids:—P. Sullivan. Moses O’Brien, J. Sullivan, P. O’Donnell, William Deehan. Mu.ic h, Rarm.ud's Quadrille Band. J. W. RAYMOND, Prompter. Dancing to commence at 8 o’clock. Tickets ?1. Eg-Clothing checked free. _aprlMtd Grand Presentation Concert. k FARWELL & AMES’ HALL, ROCKLAND. Thursday Eve., Apr. 24. For particulars sec Small Bills ami Cards of Ad mission. J. A. LOKIIV’G, ol Portland, dcncral Agent far Cumberland Corny. _ WThere will be Excursion tickets Issued from Portland for the accomodation or those wishing to at end the concert. Fare for the round trip, $3.So. mar27 ooiltf THE FINEST LAUNDRY WORK AT the request of many of our patron* we have arrangements to I sundry Gent'* Collars and Cud*. Every article will be finished in the same shape, and made to look precisely as when it was first new. The prices are as follows: Collar* per dozen - - 36 Cent*. Cnfb per dozen pair* - 79 Cents. As those prices are only about one half the usual price of the poorest work, we shall only receive and doliver them at our store, and no package will be de Uvered until paid for The name of the owner must be in Indelible Ink on each article Citizens of Portland, we otter yon the opportunity to Indulge In the luxury of always wtaring a new anil commend itself1**1 col'ari an<1 a‘a P^.hat m“t CHABLK8 C17STIS Ac CO., _. *93 Congress Street. aP4___dtf D. W. CLARK & CO., — DEALERS Dt — ICE HOUSE, HABKET ST., — AND — 32 EXCHANGE ST., Pure Iec supplied for nil purpos es, and hi any quantity at the LOWEST RATES. apr3_tf Spring Styles for Ladies Dresses and Street Garments, at MISS M. G. MAGUIBE’S, No. 11 Clapp’s Block, np stairs. aprl6__*1 PLASTER. rUM \ T0NS orocnd land plaster *>, tf sale in barrel* or bulk at the lowest tash price by to KEMDALL * WHITNEY. I AI \ ,„?ycr 290 uHUonz have been used wlth Mrtllof P"*” wllhont complaint lnUUpVr..b7. tag “coming detached All P?lntri?nn. n.„..mpanie9.';Ke Mold InJiT “ Htntionrrs Everywhere. al>rl‘_ TTAS3D1 Caution. ALL persons are hereby cnutlonsd against trust ingor haroriug any of the crew or the British barque Belgium, as no debts of their contract inf will b« paid without a written order (torn the mantsr or owner. H. H. UREENO, aprl5dlw Master. AUCTION SALES. Executor's Kale. ON SATURDAY, April 19th, at 19 o’clock A. M., In Market wpiare, I shall sell at public an tlon one black Horse, weighs wso Ihs., sound and kind, good driver, super worker, kind fora lady to dilve, an excellent family horse. A. H. SWKETSIR. Exccator. At same time and place 1 superior Jersey Cow, 5 years old, and Calf, 2 hives of Bees, 1 box Buggy, eity built, 2 new Beach Wagons, uew and second hand Express Wagons, Carriages and Wagons of different styles, Whips, Halters, Harnesses, &c.; alao, to i»ay advances, •r» New Harnesses. aidV ■*,I’«Vft CO., Atwiieuen. VnUurTiirxPlZ H*‘u' Estate, Fur Auction.'V ber “« O' »' Shall^n ttiVvery'Il.SiM 10 °’clock A- M Cumberland street, <nrUeLnB.™a “ 1ThPTy No: ‘X story and contains Dining Uoom'.3thKo’t'* H,2* isbetl m bard woo<i, suit of Pari™, JJ?, Lk Un 2“' isbod in black walnut and asli lrghfv 'noidkk!!!?' marble mantels in parlors, seven Chan!wT'o’!? Room finished In hard wood. House fiuntatad^ilh Furnace, Gas, bebaga Waler and all modern eon veulences. Parlor, Library and llall elegantly* fr«V coed. All ether looms v,?i painted. is pleasantly situated, within Bye minutes watt tJ City Hall, in one of the best neighborhoods and k very desirable. J'ltle perfect. Terms easy »nd mule known at sale. Can be examined upon application to auctioneers. Immediately after the sale of Real Estate will be sold the F'urniture in above house, consisting of Per lor Furniture in Block Walnut and Green Damask Center and Card Tables, Turkish Easy Chair, Croe ley's Brussels Carpets, Satin Brncatelle Curtains FreDch Clock, fine Vasoa, Engravings, Craspadores, 5 Black >. amut and Chestnut Chamber Sets, Hair Mattrtsses, Spring BedB, Tuilet Sots, Curtains, In grain aud Tapestry Carpets, Lounge In B. W. and Green hep, Parlor Coal and Gas Stoves, B. W. Ex tension Table, Side Board, Silver, Plated Service. Salver, Ice Pitcher, Cake Baskets, Castors, Glass and China Ware, Msgee Cook Stove, with the entire Kitchen Furniture. Also, at Til O’clock, one Weber Piano, seven octave, elegantly carved, rosewood case, price 1650; one fine Harp, double action; one Howc’e Improved Sewing Machine, nearly new. F. O. BAILEY A CO., Ancllokeere. ap!6 _ dtd Real Estate on Fraukiiu Street at Auction. ON WEDNESDAY, April 23U, at 3 P.M., we shall sell the property No »0 Franklin street, being the southerly half of a I j story double house, con tains 8 rooms, large Pahtry, ample Closets, good Cel lar. Sebago Water, good erment drain, all In prime order. Lot 33 x 70 feet. This is a very pleasant little property in a good neighborhood. Parties wishing for a moderate pi Iced home are invited to examine. Terms at Sale. F.O. BAILEY A CO . Aaetikkcrs. »Pl6_. dtd Valuable Farm and Farming Tools at Auction. ON the premises on THURSDAY, April 24th, at 10 o’clock A. M., the Farm known as the Nich olas Hasty Farm in Scarboro, on the Spurwink River road, containing seventy-five acres of land and two lots ol Salt Marbh. The buildings consist of a dwel ling bouse, ell, carriage house and bam, all In good repair. Also Farming Tools and a 1 .art of the House | hold Furniture, 40 bushels of Grain and about 8 tons I of Hay. F. O. BAILEY 4k CO., Auctioneers. aplT*_____dtd Steamship Whirlwind at Auction. On FRIDAY, Aptittf, 1873, at t o’clock, at Atlantic Works Wharf, East Boston, the steamship Whirl wind, length 130 feet,.bold 17 3-10 _ ’feet, beam 24 5-10 feet, tonnage 374; boilt of Connecticut oak aBd chestnut hi 1803, lias two decks, schooner rigged, direct acting vertical engine, cylin or 32x30, dra't deep loaded 13 reel, boil er and engine In good order. For further particulars apply to WHITNEY & SAMPSON, Boston, Mass. Or HENRY WINSOR & CO., Philadelphia, Pa. Sale positive without regard to weather. ap!9d«e f urniture at Auction and House for Rent. ON WEDNESDAY. April 30th, at 18 o’clock A. M., we shall sell the Furniture In House ltt Bramhall street, consisting of Parlor Furniture in Black Walnut, Center Table, I tagere, Easy Chair, Chromos. Paintings, Engravings, line Vases, Stat uettes, Black Walnut and Chestnut Chamber Setts, Spring Beds, Curtains, Ingram and Tapestry Carpels. Sofa, Black Walnut Extension Table, Silver Plated Ware, Ice Pitcher, Castor, Glass and Crockery, Ma gee Cook Stove. Also, at 12 o'clock, one Remington Rifle, new, with ammunition. Also, one double barrel shot Gun, with fixtures. House will be leased for one to three years. F. O. BAILEY A CO. AMtieacsn. apl9 dtd Advertiser and Argus copy. 1. S. BAILEY A CO, Commission Merchants, —ASD— ; A.CJCTIONL.'EItB NO. 44 RXCHAN«E HTRCk r. Next below Merchants' Exchange v JOSEPH S. BAILEY, GEO. W. PARKER. References— Messrs. H. J. Libby A co., and Hon Charles P. Kimb.il Ton land, Me.; Messrs. Leonard A Co., and Lee A Shepard, Boston. apllt Allan_Line. Montreal Ocean steamship C o. VS DEB CONTRACT FOR THE CARRYING OF TIIM Canadian and United Ntaten Mailt. Passengers booked o London deny ana Liverpool. Heturn Tiokete granted at Reduced Rates. The Steamship RCANDINAYIAN, f«pi. AM. Will leave this port for Liverpool on MATUKDAY, April I9fb, Immediately after the arrival of the Traiu of th previous day from Montreal. Passage to Londonderry’ and Liverpool, Cabin (ac cording to accommodations).970 to Payable in Gold or its equivalent. For Freight or Cabin Passage, apply to IT. A A. ALLAN, No. 1 India St. Fcr Steerage Passage inward and outward, and tor Sl'Jit Drafts on England for small amounts apply to JAMES L. FARMER, No. 3 India Street. Poitland, Nov. 19th. 18T2. novttrf GRASS SEEDr“ 3000 Biitf* Western Timothy Seed 1300 “ Canada “ •• lOOO “ Red Top “ 300 “ Michigan Clover ’ “ 300 “ Ohio « ' •• 400 “ Mo. New York ** “ lOO “ Pea Tine, «*- “ 130 “ Alstke lOO “ Millet lOO “ HUnitarian Grass “ lOO “ Orchard “ FOR SALE AT THE Lowest Cash Price. KENDALL & WHITNEY. mch2fi tf New Sewing Machine ROOMS No. 286 Congress Street, OPPOSITE PREBEE HOESE. UP STAIRS. All tlmt-class Sewing Machine., new and second hand. It will pay to examine all kinds together and Judge for yourself which is the best. W. S. DYER, Agent. aj>14 lm Leavitt, Bnrnham & Co., WHOLESALE & RETAIL DEALERS -nr ICE. >o- 14 Cross Street, Portland. Orders left at Ice Office, 14; Cross St, or w lib J. C. Proctor, SJ Exchange bt., will be promptly attended t0{jyPnre Ice supplied for all turpoeos in any quantities and at the .» * ■ aplO LOWEST RATES. istf DRUGGISTS STAND FOR SALE ! One of the rery best stands In the etty for a Druggist, is on the corner of Fore and India Streets, which is now offered for Sale. For particulars inquire immediately of Lttfkin & Co., No. 2 Woodman Block. MRS. ELIZA A. CUSHMAN. Portland, Apill IS, 1873. aprltdtf COTTON SEED MEAL! 2000 Bags Cotton Seed Meal —FOB BXLK BY— KENDALL A WHITNEY, I tebT U dU

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